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In Memory

Wife of William Dawkins
who Died April 11 1779
Aged 79

Back from the Tombs a doleful Sound
My Ears attend the Cry
Ye Living Men come view the Ground,
WherWhere you must shortly lie.

Mary Austin was born in Desborough about 1700. She married William Dawkins, also of Desborough, on 1st Feb 1729/30. They had seven (known) children. Mary survived her husband by ten years.