The epitaph box, when chosen, will be at the bottom of the transcription form.
- An epitaph is a text on a gravestone or monument to honor a deceased person. Typically these are very short and will include a religious verse, poem, saying, or achievements of an individual. However, there are very long epitaphs on some monuments that are the exception; especially for famous or extremely wealthy individuals.
- Short epitaph examples:
"Weep not father and mother for me, for I am waiting in glory for thee".
"Gone from our home but not from our hearts".
- Lengthy epitaph examples:
Charles Howard 1st Earl of Carlisle and his daughter Lady Mary Fenwick (Howard) in York Minster.
Lady Mary-"...Her life was a patrimony to the poor and friendless & her many virtues make her memory precious..."
Admiral Sir George Pocock in Westminster Abbey
..."Indefatigably active and persevering in his own duty, he enforced a strict observance of it in others; at the same time with so much mildness, with such condescending manners as to gain the love and esteem of all who served under him..."
- If an epitaph appears on the gravestone, enter it in the epitaph field.
- If an epitaph does not appear on the gravestone, leave this field blank.