Just another day?
So I was able to partake in another trip out with my traveling cousin Andy on Monday and what a day it turned into! I kind of wonder at Andy`s knowledge of roads because he just never gets lost, the satellite navigation system does, he does`nt and thats pretty much the total truth. So we set off to get to Carlisle in the north of the country, long trip but simple and the plan was to do his job on-site then head for home via Liverpool and attempt to put a mystery into the light. Andy has done the most amazing job of cataloging the family tree and has reached back to the earliest descendant so far, one Robert Quick, who died in 1636!! This man held a quite important position in his local church being the parish clerk and also a schoolmaster fluent in English and Latin, so, a very learned man! Well Andy learned of his final resting place and we were off to discover it and log it!
So on this most beautiful of March days so far we did his work-thing, grabbed some grub (lovely!) in Penrith and headed off to Liverpool. Andy found the church where Robert lay at rest using his own built-in radar, All Saints, Childwall. I`ve intentionally linked to the only picture of the church on their official website, which I find a little sad actually as it is the most amazing parish church I think I`ve ever seen!!! Absolutely beautiful both inside and out and some of the original stonework dates back to saxon times – now thats old!!!
Andy found the grave stone after a long struggle and talks with a very helpful church warden who happily dug out old records dating back many a long year. The thing is, when he found the stone, he nearly jumped up in the air as though he just won the lottery or something!!! So there you go, one of the final pieces of the family jigsaw put into place – its like the final proof, something tangible and real you can see and touch. The stone was laid there in 1636 – nearly 400 years ago and still visible! Truly amazing…….