St Leonard's Church, Cotheridge (Gabriel Plaque)

Recent Photograph of St Leonard's Church (Gabriel Plaque) (Cotheridge)

This plaque to James Wallace GABRIEL is beside the South Window, which was added to the church around the time of the Magna Carta. The glass in its window is however by Frederick Preedy (1856-1912).

The Inscription on the Plaque reads:

In Memory of
James Wallace GABRIEL
Captain R.N.
Knight of the Guelphic Order
of Hanover
Died August 8th 1849, Aged 66
Also of Anna Maria wife of the above
who died 23rd Decr, 1864. [no age stated]
Heaviness may endure for a Night
But Joy cometh in the Morning

Additional Note: James Wallace GABRIEL mar 12 Oct 1815 Ledbury
Anna Maria HOLBROOK. (IGI)
James Wallace GABRIEL died Sep 1/4 1849 : registered Martley 18 315 (FreeBMD)
Anna Maria GABRIEL died Dec 1/4 1864 : registered Upton 6c 236 (FreeBMD)

The window was added to the church around the time of the Magna Carta (1215). The stained glass looks as though it might be by Preedy, but apparently isn't, as only the East Window in this church is by him.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 24th July 2008.
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