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Ledger, in situ:

Beneath this stone rest the
remains of Anna, the wife of
Richard HOPKINS,
who departed this Life Sept 14th 1810
Aged 53 Years
Also of Hesther their daughter who
departed this Life December 3rd 1813
Aged 13 Years
As also of the aforesaid
who departed this Life
July 21st 1822
Aged 76 Years
Also Richard their son
died Dec 11 1829 Aged 45 Years
Also five children who died in their
infancy interred in this churchyard

[BR: Anna HOPKINS, aged 53, buried 19 September 1810. Hester HOPKINS, aged 13, buried 7 December 1814. Richard HOPKINS, aged 76, buried 24 July 1822. Richard HOPKINS, aged 44, buried 15 December 1829. Four of the five infants are thought to be: Thomas HOPKINS, son of Richard and Anna, buried 23 September 1783, Mary HOPKINS, daughter of Richard and Hannah (sic), buried 22 April 1788, Hannah HOPKINS aged 3 years and 6 months, buried 18 December 1794, Anna HOPKINS, aged 5, buried 12 May 1801. No burial register entry has been identified for a fifth child.]

[N.B. the 1 year discrepancy in the death year of Hester. In such cases the burial register, in which entries are recorded at the time, is usually correct and the inscription on the stone, carved some years after the event is likely to be in error.]

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