The Monuments of St. Margaret de Westwick

Although the carving on the monuments in St Margaret is not remarkable of particular note are the inscriptions.

The verse on Benjamin's stone is particularly poetic :

"How good he was how generous and how kind
For his good nature with good sense was join'd
Careful to please but fearful to offend
A kind a constant and a faithful friend
A fair good name without a grudge
Is all he pleads for GOD WILL JUDGE"

However, Isaac's inscription is a litte more prosaic and reminds the reader:

" A heap of dust alone remains of thee
'Tis all thou art and all the proud shall be"

Whilst surrounding the stone to Charlotte and Thomas is the somewhat chilling message " Life how short..........Eternity how long"


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Date Name    
1756 - 1793 Benjamin Brown monument Brown monument Brown
1757 - 1790
Isaac Brown monument Brown monument Brown
1729 - 1791 Mary Brown monument Brown
1659 - 1788
1769 - 1769

Thomas Brown
Charlotte Brown

monument Brown monument Brown
1803 - 1834 Mary Anne Neale Monument Neale Monument Neale


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All Saints Westlegate St. George Tombland St. Julian St. Michael at Plea
St. Andrew St. Giles St. Lawrence St. Peter Hungate
St. Augustine St. Gregory St. Margaret St. Peter Mancroft
St. Benedict St. Helen St. Martin at Oak St. Peter Parmentergate
St. Clement St. James Pockthorpe St. Martin at Palace Plain St. Saviour
St. Edmund Fishergate St. John de Sepulchre St. Mary Coslany St. Simon & St. Jude
St. Etheldreda St. John Maddermarket St. Mary the Less St. Stephen
St. George Colegate St. John Timberhill St. Michael(Miles) Coslany St. Swithin