Holy Trinity, Rothwell

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In Memory of


who departed this life
May the 19th 1779 in
the 54th year of his age.

Yes! he is gone, the debt of nature's paid,
And low in earth his mortal part is laid:
Surviving friends if e'en ye truly lov'd
The friend ye husband from ye fight remov'd
Suppress desponding grief his life regard,
For endless bliss is virtues sure reward.

  • William Cooke born c. 1725, died 19 May 1779, aged 54y

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