Having looked again at the gravestone mentioned in the previous blog, I realised that I made a mistake as regards John and Celia Mayo. The date of death, February 18th 1884 refers to the fourth daughter of John and Celia, Alice Amy. What becomes apparent however when looking at the gravestone, is the dreadful toll of deaths suffered by the family. One particularly feels for the father, John Mayo, who having lost his wife at the age of 36, then went on to lose four daughters in the space of 9 years. The youngest was 18, the eldest just 22.
Celia, first daughter, died August 5th 1875, aged 22.
Agnes Lucy, second daughter, died January 16th 1880, aged 22.
Laura Edith, third daughter, died March 28th 1878, aged 18.
Alice Amy, daughter, died February 18th 1884, aged 19.