That inscription on a tombstone in the village of Plymouth has perplexed people for well over a century.
The tombstone is that of Betty Scott, who around 1781 married a sailor, Alexander Stivens.
Betty Scott became pregnant and died in childbirth on November 25, 1783. Her father, a significant member of the island’s community, was heartbroken at the death of his favorite daughter.
He buried his daughter in a corner of his sizable garden, and erected a large tombstone on her grave bearing the above inscription.
It is said that the Anglican Church in Scarborough possesses an old register of baptisms, marriages and deaths (1781 – 1817).