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What does "relict" mean on gravestones?
published by Jude on Thu, 25/01/2024 - 14:11

Having read the recently published Abbots Leigh memorials I was surprised to see some of the inscriptions. They were certainly not what I would want on memorials for my family! My question relates to the word "relict" which appears on some of the older graves. Can anyone explain what it means?

Jude

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Fri, 26/01/2024 - 9:58

These memorials are so interesting and some have some awful warnings of mortality!  Relict was used to denote a widow.  

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