Henry Fortune – Inscription

 

Birth: Unknown 

 

Died: April 4th 1865

 

Place of Death: James Street

 

Interred: West Hartlepool Cemetery, which now forms part of North Cemetery

 

Date of Interment: 9th April 1865

 

Burial plot: South West 261 E U (E=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)

 

Headstone: A headstone still exists, but removed. It now lines the main upper path with many others, embedded in the tarmac

 

Position along the path: Right 61

 

Inscription is carved, defaced & reads with difficulty: Sacred to the memory of Henry Fortune son of Thomas & Hannah Fortune of West Hartlepool who died April 4th 1865 aged 29 years. NK. Is he gone whom we so dearly loved whose tender kindness we so often proved yes he’s gone happy spirits fled and now he’s with the silent dead

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchased Graves & Inscription Transcripts Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Book of Interment South West 1856- 1871 (Hartlepool Central Library). West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register May 1856 – July 1871 microfiche 1053 Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)