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Deans Plot: H-20E-71
Name: Date of Birth
DD/MM/YY
Date of Death
DD/MM/YY
Deans, George
Deans, Annie F
Deans, George
Deans, John F
Feb 11, 1831
April 13, 1832
N/A
N/A
Feb 2, 1879
Feb 15, 1890
N/A
N/A
 
compass Direction Monument Faces: Materials:
3 Gray granite, white marble, cement
Faces Inscribed:
3, 1, 5
Plot Type: Family Males: 2
Condition: Good Females 2
 
Style of Monument/Gravesite:
Triple sized ground ledger with large white marble figure (life-sized) of woman with anchor (hope) and finger pointing upward.
 
Site Remarks:
Finger broken on figure
 
Inscription:
Eastern face column

IN MEMORY
OF
GEORGE DEANS
BORN FEB 11TH, 1831
DIED FEB 2ND, 1879
A NATIVE OF
HADDINGTONSHIRE
SCOTLAND
ALSO
ANNIE F. DEANS
BORN APRIL 13TH, 1832
DIED FEB. 15TH, 1890
A NATIVE OF
EDINBURGH
SCOTLAND

 
Description and Condition:
Large ground ledger (487 cm W x 244 cm length) raised 15 cm off ground. Curbing is grey granite (15cm border) and all intact and level. Ledger top is cement and is recessed 5 cm from curbing top level. On top of southern area of ledger is a large white marble figure (life-sized) approx height of monument is 4-5 m high. Base is sandstone (104 x 104 x 38 cm hight) only flaking is on western face center (20 x 10 cm piece). 1st block is Italian white marble (84 x 84 x 39 cm high). On the W face are 2 large cracks (39 cm high) running vertically. On the N face upper left corner is 'G Kirsop', incised the stonemason's letter is deep and shows no wear. Column is white marble (68.5 x 68.5 at bottom and 119 cm high). Inscriptions are on the E, N and S faces all lettering lead filled. On the E face the '83' in '1831' is missing; the 'HA' in 'HADDINGTONSHIRE'; the 'L' in also; the 'A' in 'A'; the 'ENU' in 'EDINBURGH'; the 'CTLN' in Scotland. All other inscriptions intact. On each corner is downward torch in relief (death), top of column has acanthus leaves in relief. Statue is life sized is a robed figure of young woman with long hair and crown of flowers and star, her right hand is pointed upward (faith), her finger has been broken off and is missing. She is gazing upward. Her left hand holds a scroll (knowledge and truth) and is resting over an anchor (hope). She is barefooted and her right leg is slightly flexed. Her crown above her has 5 pointed star (5 mosaic books and homecoming) and rosebud flowers (love) around. Monument has moderate growth of lichen and black mold. There is also another crack (vertical) on E face column running top center (40 cm) down. there is also (1 cm) chip top same location. On W face column there is graffiti scratches on face which has no inscription. Monument appears very level and straight.

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