St James's Church, Longborough (Cockerell Memorial)

Recent Photograph of St James's Church (Cockerell Memorial) (Longborough)

The Inscription reads:

Sacred to the Memory of
Sir Charles COCKERELL, Baronet,
who departed this life 6th January 1837, aged 82
He was a most kind affectionate husband, father, and friend, loved and respected by all who knew him.
His Liberality, Benevolence, and Hospitality knew no bounds, and he was indeed
"The Poor Man's Friend".
He went early in life to India, and married a daughter of Sir Charles BLUNT, Bart, who died at Calcutta,
where after having filled very high and important situations, he returned to England
and in 1808, married the Honorable Harriet RUSHOUT,
daughter of the Lord Northwick by whom he had three children,
Charles Rushout, married the daughter of The Lord Foley,
Harriet Anne, married to Viscount Deerhurst, son of the Earl of Coventry,
and Eliza Maria who died the 13th June 1832 in the 17th year of her age,
to the inexpressible grief of her family and friends, lovely in mind as in person
her early piety endeared her to every one.
Youth, Beauty, Health, and Peace were thine,
Behold thy earthly bed, it must be mine,
Yet lo' an angle beckons from on high
'Tis my child: to God! and her I fly.

(Transcription provided by Alf Beard)

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 15th May 2007.
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