Some Memorial Inscriptions - Titley, Herefordshire
St Peter's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Lisa Davies, 17th November 2001.
A1. Plaque above Altar
Near this place lyes interrd the body of John GREENLY
of Titley in the County of Hereford
who died upon seventh day of May
in the year of our Lord 1729

He acted in the commission of the peace for many years
and was of great service to his Country and had character
(as he justly deserved) of being an honest man

Also the body of Phebe wife of the above
and daughter of (?) HYDE of Worcester.
She died October 1681

Also near this place lie the remains of John GREENLY
son of the above who died May 5 1753, aged 76

He married Elizabeth daughter and coheiress of John BOUCHER
and granddaughter of John WILLIAMS of Cwmbh in the county of Brecon.
She died in 1773 aged 44
[Ed: I can't identify a place 'Cwmbh' in Brecon]

A2. Beneath the tower at the west end of this church
lie the remains of William GREENLY
of Titley Court in the county of Hereford,
whose uprightness as a Magistrate
and kindness as a friend and a neighbour
and piety and benevolence as a Christian
during the course of his long life
endeared him to all who knew him.
He died January 7th 1834 aged 93

Also in the same vault lies the remains of Elizabeth
relict of the above William GREENLY.
She was born April 15th 1751 and died February 8th 1843
in the 92nd year of her age

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Lisa Davies, 20th April 2002.
B1. Sacred to the memory of Admiral Sir Thomas HASTINGS K.C.B.
Justice of the Peace for the Counties of Hereford and Brecon, and
Deputy Lieut. for the County of Hereford.
Son of the Revd. James HASTINGS, Rector of Martley. Born July 3rd 1790.
Married May 12th 1827, Louisa Elizabeth daughter of Thomas H. LOWE Esq.
and Lucy HILL his wife of Court of Hill in the county of Salop.
By his early and brilliant services afloat he obtained the war medal.
By energy of mind and scientific knowledge he established
an uniform system of naval gunnery.
And by the zeal and effiency of his services at the board of ordnance in
the Crimean War he attained the highest honours of his profession.
He closed an honourable and useful life deeply mourned respected
and beloved on the 3rd of January 1870.
Also in the memory of Louisa Elizabeth Lady HASTINGS. relict of the above,
by the will of Elizabeth Lady GREENLY she became possessor of all her estates
and property real and personal, in the counties of Hereford, Monmouth
and Brecon, during the term of her natural life.
A noble instance of trust and friendship most worthily bestowed.
Lady HASTINGS departed this life 23rd February 1872 aged 89.
[Ed: Louisa Elizth. LOWE bap 31 Jan 1783 Burford SAL; d/o Thos. Humphrey LOWE
and wife Lucy. He mar Lucy HILL 2 Apr 1780 at St James, Westminster: ex. IGI]

B2. Sacred to the memory of the Lady Elizabeth Brown Coffin GREENLY,
only child of the late William GREENLY esq. of Titley Court and
of Elizabeth his wife; and wife of Admiral Sir Isaac COFFIN Bart G.C.H.
who took the name of GREENLY by letters patent on his marriage.
She was born on the 27th November 1771 and died on the 29th January 1839 aged 67.
This monument is erected by her surviving parent in memory of her virtues and
of her talents which she dedicated through life to the cause of religion and morality.
In her character were blended the qualities most loved of God - Piety, Humility and
Sincerity joined to a clear understanding and matchless sweetness of disposition.
Her resignation and cheerfulness under severe and protracted trials attested
the firmness of her faith in "him who was made perfect through suffering" and
inspired the tenderest affection in those around her and the deepest sorrow at her loss.
Her remains rest in the vault underneath the tower erected by herself
at the west end of this church.
Them who sleep in Jesus will God also bring with him.

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