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Westmorland Church Notes - Handley

 

Handley Ravenstonedale

(W). The Grave is the House appointed for all. Sacred memory of Peter Handley Son of Isaac and Sibyl Handley of Ravenstonedale Townhead, who was born May 23d 1782 and departed this chequered Life September . 9th, 1809 aged 27. This Stone is inscribed bya tender Father in gratitude to an affectionate Son. Reader,–What faults you saw in him take care to shun, And look at home, enough there's to be done. Also in m. their Son Robert that do in his infancy. Isaac Handley late of Townhead died February 3d 1848 aged 89. (Other side). Also in m. Elizabeth Handley born the 9th of April 1799 and departed this life the 10th of March 1811 aged 19. We sorrow not as those who have no hope. A . . . . Sybil the Wife of . . . . . mentioned . . . . died . . . . . . Kind . . . . . . . . just Till Jesus . . . . . . . . Then may they . . . . . se And to celestial . . . . . . And of . . . rah the . . . . . . (indistinct).