Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Master of the Workhouse
The inscription reads: In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of John Henry Seaborne. Born 22d August. 1810. Died 9th May. 1876.
Patient in affliction calmly resigning herself to the will of God.
Also John Henry Seaborne, husband of the above, Died (?) February 1881, Aged 77 years.
I checked census records for John Henry and his wife and they both appear on the 1851, 1861 and 1871 records living with their family at the Steyning Union Workhouse, New Shoreham. John Henry's occupation is given as Master of the Workhouse; Mary Ann's as Matron and their daughter, Elizabeth, as Schoolmistress. More about the Steyning Workhouse here.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.