Categories: Places to Visit
The Mystery Tombstone of Betty Stiven
Published on February 12th, 2008
Written by: Felix
When visiting the sister isle of Tobago, one place you just have to visit is, the mystery tomb of Betty Stiven. You might be asking, why might be saying to yourself, “why should I visit this lady tomb, I don’t know who that woman is?” I’ll say you’d be glad to know about her once you read what is written on her tomb.
The Writing on the Mystery Tombstone of Betty Stiven
Betty Stiven died in 1783 at 23 years old. Her tomb, located in Plymouth, bears an inscription that is baffling to all who read it and – may I add – could be a good conversation starter. I am still yet to figure out what really happened to Betty Stiven in 1783.
However, this is what you will read on her tomb: “She was a mother without knowing it, and a wife without letting her husband know it; except by her kind indulgences to him”.
See how baffling it is. I encourage anyone to have a crack at it, better yet get some scholars to give some background on Betty Stiven, I would sure like to know what really happened. If you think you have figured it out, please feel free to leave a comment to elucidate me.