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In Memory

of Elizabeth ye wife

of JOHN ESSAM who Died

April the 29th 1766


O cruel Death who would not leave
A tender mother and a wife most dear
Great is ye loss to those she left behind
But she, we hope, ever the joys doth find.


Elizabeth Thorpe was born in 1736 and married John Essam at at Desborough on 26th December 1754.

The couple had five (known) children. Two died as infants; a third died at the age of 5.