Newport : St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church
St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church in Newport was built in the late 18th Century, under the patronage of Elizabeth Heneage.
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To a grateful Remembrance
Widow of WINDSOR HENEAGE Esqr.
Daughter and sole Heiress
of JOHN BROWN of Gatcomb,
in the ISLE OF WIGHT, Esqr.
Mother of Elizabeth, Widow of Basil Fitzherbert
late of Swinnerton in Staffordshire, Esqr.
And of Mary, espoused to William Brockholes
of Claughton in Lancashire, Esqr.
Departed out of this life 10th of Decr. 1800
Poor in Spirit amidst her Opulence
From her infancy Mercy grew up with her. Job XXXI.
And She opened her Hands to the Indigent. Prov XXXI.
Magnificent in erecting and adorning Sacred Edifices
And bountifully assisting others in the like works
In the last Day
She shall not fear the evil hearing.
For alms will not suffer the Soul to go into darkness
REQUIESCAT IN PACE, AMEN
Hoc Marmor posuere Moereales
Gulielmus et Maria Brockholes.
OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF
A PIOUS FAITHFUL MEMBER OF THIS
CONGREGATION, AND A GENEROUS
BENEFACTOR OF THIS PARISH, WHO
DIED ON THE 30TH OF JANUARY 1928
MAY HE REST IN PEACE, AMEN
"I HAVE LOVED O LORD, THE BEAUTY OF
THY HOUSE; AND THE PLACE WHERE THY
GLORY DWELLETH" PSALM XXV. 8.
(HOC MARMOR DIE 30 SEPTEMBRIS 1937 ERECTUM)
Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan