Mary Countess Dowager of Rothes

Memorial Number: 3*

A memorial recording of this headstone was taken in June 2017.  The inlaid inscription was clear but worn and read:  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY (COUNTESS DOWAGER OF ROTHES)
RELICT OF
BENNET LANGTON ESQ
OF LANGTON HALL LINCOLNSHIRE
WHO DIED AT EXETER
JANUARY 11TH 1820
AGED 77 YEARS
____

ALSO OF
FRANCES DIANA
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE LANGTON ESQ THEIR ELDEST SON
AND OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT EXETER
MARCH 25TH 1821
AGED 24 YEARS
____

ALSO OF
MARGARET
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
BENNET LANGTON ESQ
AND
MARY (COUNTESS DOWAGER OF ROTHES)
WHO DIED AT EXETER
NOV 23RD 1821
AGED 34 YEARS

 

This memorial stone was also recorded in 1984 and forms part of an archive at the Devon Record Office.  The memorial record from 1984 records the inscription as follows:

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY (COUNTESS DOWAGER OF ROTHES)
RELICT OF
BENNET LANGTON ESQ
OF LANGTON HALL LINCOLNSHIRE
WHO DIED AT EXETER
JANUARY 11TH 1820
AGED 77 YEARS

ALSO OF
FRANCES DIANA
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE LANGTON ESQ
THEIR ELDEST SON
AND OF ELIZABETH
HIS WIFE WHO DIED
AT EXETER
MARCH 25TH 1821
AGED 24 YEARS

ALSO OF MARGARET
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED
BENNET LANGTON ESQ
AND
MARY (COUNTESS DOWAGER OF ROTHES)
WHO DIED AT EXETER
NOV 23RD 1821
AGED 34 YEARS

Mary Countess Dowager of Rothes
Mary Countess Dowager of Rothes 1
Mary Countess Dowager of Rothes 2

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**More text originally existed on the memorial stone, but it was too weathered to be legible.