Some Memorial Inscriptions - Lapley, Staffordshire
All Saints Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 28th May 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. In memory of John HEALEY
who died June 28th 1787 Aged 45
Briefly to speak his praise in words most true
He was a husband and father too
Careful of his children to his wife most kind
Which lastly shows he had a willing mind
Margaret wife of the above John HEALEY
late of Coton .............. the 17th of August
in the year of our Lord 1812 Aged 65 years.

A2. [eroded gravestone (stone is upright)]
In memory of John and William sons of John and
Mar.... HE.... of Lapley Wood
John died August ........... Aged ..
William ................... Aged ..
[believed to be John HEALEY buried 26 August 1798,
and William HEALEY buried 7 Oct 1801]

A3. Inscription on Tomb
Sacred to the memory of George HEALEY
late of Wheaton Aston who departed
this life April 28th 1843 Aged 71 years
Also Sarah wife of the above George HEALEY
who departed this life
July 15th 1853 Aged 71 years
Sacred to the memory of
John Howe HEALEY who died
February 24th 1824 Aged X weeks
Also of Elizabeth HEALEY who died
October 17th 1840 Aged 18 years
Sacred to the memory of
Elizabeth HEALEY daughter of
Thomas Guy HEALEY of Wheaton Aston
who died April 16th 1855 Aged 7 years.
We said she was a Heavenly child
No call'd her so in vain
God said that here she might be spoil'd
So took her home again.

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