The Nightingale family burial site is at the Church of St. Margaret in East Wellow
or Wellow very near the family estate of Embley Park. The church was founded in 1215, the year of the signing of the Magna Carta. It is a small building, holding around 100 people, but rich in architectural interest. Resting in one of the windows was the Scutari Cross, made of bullets from the Crimea, and beside it a framed text which was hanging in Florence Nightingale's bedroom when she died. (The cross was stolen in 1991 and is replaced by a fiberglass replica.)
There is a four sided monument in the churchyard with inscriptions on each side for the
four family members.
For FN's mother:
Devoted to the Memory of our Mother,
Wife of William Edward Nightingale, Esq.
Died February 1st 1880.
"God is Love." -- I John IV. 16
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." -- Ps. CIII. 2.
By F. PARTHENOPE VERNEY AND FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
For FN's father:
WILLIAM EDWARD NIGHTINGALE,
of Embley in this Country, and of Lea Hurst, Derbyshire.
Died January 5th, 1874, in his eightieth year.
"And in Thy Light shall we see Light." -- Ps. XXXVI. 9.
FN's sister Parthenope Frances Nightingale has an inscription composed
by FN upon the death of her sister but Parthenope who by marriage took
on the name of her husband Harry Verney and was thereafter called "Lady
Verney." She is buried at the Verney family estate Claydon.
On the fourth side is a small cross with the letters "F. N." and the
words "Born 1820. Died 1910."