This is another “Bunce” gravestone from the churchyard at Westmill. Unfortunately when I took the photo I didn’t transcribe the inscription which is almost impossible to decipher from the picture. The new Hertfordshire parish records on http://www.findmypast.co.uk have come to my rescue: this is the gravestone of 3 male members of the Bunce family who died within a few months of each other in 1883.
William, aged 65, was buried on 16th March; another William, aged 30, was buried on 25th May, and Walter, aged 36, was buried on 1st (or possibly 3rd) June.
I think the elder William is the brother of my 3 x great grandmother, Eliza, and William and Walter are his sons. The two Williams can be found in 1881, living in Buntingford, but I haven’t managed to find Walter in 1881. He was in Worcester in 1871, working as a decorator.
I’m now off to send for some death certificates – was it just coincidence that they all died in such a short space of time, or did they have some infectious illness? Whatever happened, it must have been a blow for the family. I wonder who erected the headstone?