Monumental Inscriptions

Monumental Inscriptions From The Church Of St Michael, Horton

The Heath's of Horton Parish.
By Harry Burn.

The Old Churchyard

Erected
In Memory of
George Heath Link Z0001
Of Gratton
Who With few aids
Developed in these
Moorlands
Poetic Powers
Of great promise
But who stricken by
Consumption
After five years
Suffering fell a
Victim to that disease
May 5 1869
Aged 25 years

HIS LIFE A FRAGMENT A BROKEN CLUE
HIS HARP HAD A MUSICAL STRING OR TWO
THE TENSION WAS GREAT AND THEY SPRANG AND FLEW
AND A FEW BRIEF STRAINS A SCATTERED FEW
ARE ALL THAT REMAINS TO MORTAL VIEW
OF THE MARVELLOUS SONG THE YOUNG MAN KNEW.

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The following inscription is on the left hand side
of the base of his sons Celtic Cross.

UNDERNEATH HERE IN LOVING REMEMBERANCE
LIE ALL THAT IS MORTAL OF
JAMES HEATH, Link Z0002

LATE OF HALL GATE GRATTON,
(FATHER OF THE MOORLAND POET)
FELL ASLEEP MARCH 28TH 1906, IN HIS 85TH YEAR.
ALSO ELIZA HIS WIFE
FELL ASLEEP MARCH 11TH 1898, IN HER 78TH YEAR
"REST IN PEACE"




IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH HEATH Link Z0003
OF LADDEREDGE
DIED SEP 10 1889
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JANE HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED JULY 20 1904
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE
THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED OCTOBER 11 1929
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES THEIR SON
DIED AUG 22 1889
AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED DEC 20 1938

THY WILL BE DONE


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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN HEATH Link Z0004
OF BLAKE HOUSE HORTON
DIED FEB 22 1911
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO HANNAHHIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED DEC 10 1900
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO MARYTHEIR DAUGHTER
DIED SEP 12 1895
AGE 15 YEARS
ARTHUR BELOVED SON OF
CHARLES & FRANCIES HEATH
DIED OCT 12 1907 AGED 15 DAYS
GEORGEBELOVED SON OF
GEORGE & ANNIE BAILEY
DIED JULY 29 1920 AGED 15 DAYS
(GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE)

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IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBERANCE OF
HARRIET ANN Link Z0005
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SARAH ANN HEATH
WHO DIED OCTR 10TH 1873
AGED 9 MONTHS

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ALSO OF
JOSEPH WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED AUGUST 11TH 1876

AGED 2 YEARS

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ALSO OF JOHN EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 31ST AGED 2 YEARS
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME AND
FORBID THEM NOT FOR SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
ALSO OF THE ABOVE SARAH ANN HEATH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 5TH 1818 AGED 24 YEARS
father in thy gracious keeping
leave we now our young ones sleeping

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The Later Graveyard Opposite The Church.

TREASURED MEMORIES
OF
A DEAR HUSBAND DAD & GRANDAD
THOMAS ABEL HEATH Link Z0006
OF BOND HOUSE FARM HORTON
DIED 15TH OCTOBER. 1983.
AGED 55 YEARS.


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Rembered With Love
ABEL HEATH Link Z0007
Of Blake House, Horton
WHO DIED 15TH JUNE 1951
AGED 68 YEARS
Also his dear wife
ELSIE LILIAN
who died 24th february 1989 aged 92 years.


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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
WILLIAM HEATH Link Z0008
OF GREAT LONGSDON
WHO DIED 26TH AUGUST 1951
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSOETHEL HEATH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27TH NOV 1977
AGED 80 YEARS
REUNITED


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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HANNAH HEATH Link Z0009
LATE OF "FOKER GRANGE" LEEK
WHO DIED JUNE 18TH 1968 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND JAMES HEATH
WHO DIED JULY 21ST 1964 AGED 76 YEARS (CREMATED)
"WORTHY OF EVERLASTING PEACE"
AND THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER
ANNIE(NANCY) HOWSON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 18TH 1991 AGED 80 YEARS
REUNITED WITH HER HUSBAND.
WILLIAM BURNETT HOWSON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 10TH 1978 AGED 73 YEARS.

HORACE HEATH
BORN 24TH OCTOBER 1920
DIED 31ST MARCH 1996
LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER


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Sacred to The Memory Of
A DEAR HUSBAND & FATHER
ARTHUR HEATH link Z0010
OF PARK HOUSE FARM HORTON, NR. LEEK
WHO FELL ASLEEP 13 TH MAY 1957
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ALICE MARY HEATH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP13TH MAY 1978
AGED 76 YEARS
DEARLEY LOVED BY ALL THE FAMILY
"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN"


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H
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR HEATH Link Z0011
DIED 26TH JAMUARY 2000 AGED 62 YEARS
OF TOFT HALL FARM RUSHTON
DEAR SON OF THE LATE
ARTHUR & ALICE MARY HEATH
AND A DEAR BROTHER & UNCLE



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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
A DEAR HUSBAND AND DAD
ALLAN HEATH Link Z0012
OF HORTON GREEN FARM
THE HOLLINS HORTON
DIED 15TH NOV 1990
AGED 69 YEARS
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H
In loving Memory of
CHARLOTTE HEATH Link Z0013
Of Spite Hall Rudyard
Devoted wife and mother
1910 - 1993

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ARTHUR HEATH
Beloved husband and father
1910 - 1996

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DAVID HEATH


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HERELIES THE BODY OF
JANE ANN HEATH Link Z0014
LAID TO REST 28TH JUNE 1922
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE CREMATED REMAINS
OF HER SON
WALTER
DIED 14 AUG 1981
AGED 96 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
MARY
AGED 94 YEARS

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TREASURED MEMORIES
OF
HELEN MARY Link Z0015
DEARLEY LOVED WIFE OF JAMES HEATH
DEAR MOTHER OF JOHN& CHRISTINE
OF BRADSHAW FARM LONGSDON
WHO DIED MARCH 23RD 1966 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO HER LOVING HUSBAND
JAMES HEATH
WHO DIED DEC 21ST 1978 AGED 66 YEARS
REUNITED
"WORTHY OF EVERLASTING LOVE"


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In Loving Memory Of
JACK HEATH Link Z0016
Died 14th December 1989
Aged 76 Years
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