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14 May 2008

John Young’s epitaph

St Andrew’s churchyard in Old Headington has a 320-year-old gravestone with a riddle:

Here lyeth John

Here lyeth John
Who to ye King did belong
He liv’d to be old
And yet dyed Young

Its companion explains all:

In memory of ...

In memory
of John Young
who dyed Nov ye
19 1688
aged 100 years

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