The October issue of BBC History Magazine will feature Britain's strangest epitaphs, including:
Robert Millthorp, died December 13, 1826, aged 19
Epitaph: He lost his life by inadvertently throwing this Stone upon himself.
Location: All Saints Church in Darfield, near Barnsley
Little is known about the farm labourer, except that the stone which killed him was turned into his tombstone by his employer.
Edward Purdey, died August 9, 1743, aged 35
Epitaph: The debt I ow'd that Caused all the strife Was very small to cost me my Sweet life
Location: St John the Baptist Church, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire
Purdey had been drinking at his local inn but when it came to pay the bill he was a halfpenny short. The landlady apparently threatened to bewitch him if he did not pay up - and then her dog savaged him to death. [Link]