All photographs and transcriptions by Emily B. Stanback

1713

SACRED
to ye DEAR MEMORY of ANNE, only
Daughter of GEORGE FINCH Esq of
Valentines in Essex
AN EXCELLENT PERSON
well natur’d, discreet, and vertuous
most affectionately beloved by her
Relations & most justly esteemed by all
that knew her.
It pleased God to visit her with a tedious &
Severe illness, which (tho. in the flower of her age &
Bles’d with a plentiful Fortune) she bore with great
Evenness & constancy.
She prepared her self by frequent & fervent
Devotion for her dissolution which she waited for
with such pious Resignation as manifested her heart
to be affected with ye POWER of RELIGION and
the well grounded hopes of a Blessed
ETERNITY
Her life being the more desirable
In that the first real occasion
of Grief she gave her
Sorrowful Mother was
her DEATH

LUGE ET IMITARE
Obiit Aug: 19 MDCCXIII


1826

To the Memory of
the best and most exemplary of Men
the most devoted and pious of Christians
THOMAS BLAKE Esqr.
who was suddenly translated
from Earth to Heaven
on the Night of the 26th of March 1826
in the seventy-ninth year of his age.
This small tribute of respect is erected by that Family with whom
he lived on terms of the most intimate
and affectionate friendship
for nearly thirty Years.

A Soul prepared needs no delays
The summons comes the Saint obeys
Quick was the flight and short the road
He clos’d his eyes and woke with God.
WATTS.


1797

Sacred
to the Memory of
MATTHEW MUNRO Esqr.
of the Island of Grenada;
whose Remains are here deposited,
and whose life was spent in the unwearied practice
of every virtue that can adorn Humanity.
After enduring with exemplary patience
the lingering tortures of an excruciating disease;
He descended to an untimely grave
February 1st 1797 Aged 36 Years,
universally beloved, universally regretted,
wherever his amiable and upright character
had brightened the path of life.
The Righteous is taken away
from the evil to come.


1792

Here waiteth for a joyful
Resurrection through Christ
the Body of Mrs. ANN TISDALL Wife of
WILLIAM TISDALE Esqr. of the City of Dublin,
and Daughter of EDWARD CARY Esqr. late of
Castle Cary in the County of Donegall
and Kingdom if Ireland.
She was taken from the evil to come
(after a long and painful illness)
to rest from her labour
in the 53d. Year of her Age, and on the 9th day of May 1792.


1762

Here lies
The Body of Mrs. HANNAH ALLEYNE,
Wife of THOMAS ALLEYNE ESQR.
of the Island of Barbadoes.
How amiable for the many Virtues
she possessed!

But in none more religiously exemplary,
than in the Exercise of her Patience, and
entire Resignation to the divine Will
during a tedious & painfull Illness which
She bore with a truly christian Fortitude,
and died as sincerely lamented
as she was beloved.

February the 10th 1762
Aged 35 Years.


1860, 1849, 1860, 1860, 1860

IN MEMORY OF BREVET LT. COLONEL JOSEPH MAYCOCK,
CAPTN. IN H.M. 53RD SHROPSHIRE REGT OF FOOT,
WHO DIED AT SIMON’S TOWN, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,
AUGUST 8TH 1860, AGED 41 YEARS,
FROM THE EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE DURING THE INDIAN MUTINY,
OF 1857, WHILE SERVING ON THE STAFF OF SIR HENRY HAVELOCK,
“THOUGH HE SLAY ME, YET WILL I TRUST IN HIM.” JOB III.15.

AND IN MEMORY OF HIS CHILDREN,
FRANCIS WILLIAM MELLOWES, WHO DIED AT KURRACHEE, SCINDE,
FEBY 19TH 1849, AGED 1 YEAR,
MABEL ROSS, WHO DIED AT SEA, MAY 17TH 1860, AGED 15 MONTHS,
MAUD MARY, WHO DIED AT SEA,
JUNE 14TH 1860, AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS,
MABEL MAUD, WHO DIED AT MERTHER, CORNWALL,
NOVEMBER 30TH 1860, AGED 4 MONTHS,
“MINE OWN WILL I BRING AGAIN AS I DID SOMETIME FROM
THE DEEP OF THE SEA.”PSALM LXVIII.22.

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE AFFLICTED WIDOW AND MOTHER.


1817

Sacred to the Memory of
ANNE LADY COSBY,
Wife of Lieut. Genl. Sir HENRY COSBY,
died May 24th 1817.

Thro’ painful suffrings; tranquill to the last
Lay lips no murmurs, no repinings past.
From thee Afflictions fore, ne’er drew a tear
Nor Death’s approaches rais’d a single fear.
No, thou dids’t feel, that number’d with the blest
Soon all thy sorrows would be hush’d to rest.
That thro’ His merits, who so freely gave
His Blood that Man might triumph o er the Grave
Thy Soul immortal from this World would soar,
To Realms where Death and anguish are no more.
And we who saw thy pains, thy suffrings deep,
Say, for thy glory shall we sigh and weep?
Rather in us let all thy Virtues shine
And may our latter End resemble thine.


1775

Near this Place lies the Body
of ROGER HOPE ELLETSON Esqr.
late Lieut. GOVERNOR of his Majesty’s
Island of JAMAICA:
who, after having borne a very long,
painful, and lingering Illness,
with the utmost Christian Patience, & Fortitude,
was, by the Goodness of his Creator,
released, from his sufferings at this Place
on Nov. the 28th 1775; Aged 48.


1769

Sacred
to the memory of Dr. John Marten Butt, F.R.S.
who was born in the City of Litchfield Oct 14th 1738
died in this City Oct 18th 1769 & what was mortal of him
is interr’d in an adjacent vault.
He was a friendly, popular, & successfull Physician.
As a writer he was easy, elegant, methodical, animated, & ingenious.
In conversation inexpressibly candid, never oppressive,
more inclin’d to hear than to be heard, yet quick in invention, fluent
in elocution, & endued with a peculiar liveliness, & social sensibility.
In his moral character he was a sincere Christian, & was
equally led by the finest affections as well a the purest principles
to discharge the several charities & duties of life, he fulfilld them all
with equal beauty and energy                 & therefore died
Universally lamented,
Reader
May the Father of all mercies grant
That at his awefull Tribunal thou mayst appear
With the same joy & confidence which shall then be felt
By this amiable & excellent Man.


You must be logged in to leave a reply.