Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard
RADCLIFFE Beneath this tomb lies interred the remains of Charlotte, the wife of Charles Radcliffe Esq, who departed this life the 13th day of September 1707, aged 36 years. LONG WISHED FOR, DEATH DISARMED OF TERRORS CAME AND IN AN INSTANT SEIZED HER FEEBLE FRAME LIKE ONE WHO JOURNEYS TO HIS ABSENT HOME SO JOURNEYED SHE REJOICING TO THE TOMB. REST THEN HER ASHES FREED FROM MORTAL CARE HER SOUL'S REMOVED TO HEAVEN'S TRIUMPHANT SPHERE SHALL REST ETERNAL FROM ALL LABOUR KNOW AND EVERY SORROW SHE ENDURED BELOW. Also the remains of the above said Charles Radcliffe Esq, who departed this life the 18th day of December 1817, aged 78 years. Also of William Towne Esq, son of the above Charles and Charlotte Radcliffe, of Smith House, who departed this life the 6th day of September 1862, in the 74th year of his age.
The text shown here was constructed from records on the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard, Lightcliffe website.
The precise wording may differ from that on the actual headstone
This image [JDN1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Jude Dobson
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