Isabella Parkinson – Inscription


Birth: Unknown


Died: 13th September 1892


Place of Death: Ward Street


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


Date of Interment: 16th September 1892


Burial Plot: South West 356 A U (A=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)


Headstone: A headstone still exists, but removed. It now stands against the boundary wall of Raby Road with many others.


Position along the wall: 32


Inscription reads with difficulty: In loving memory of Isabella beloved wife of John Parkinson who departed this life Sept 13th 1892 aged 62 years “ He loved and honoured me thee well, go in thy last long home, none to dwell, softly our loving hands prefare thy narrow bed sleep calmly there” Also of the above John Parkinson who died Feb 7th 1898 aged 77 years “Resting in the lord”

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 1892 – 1923 (Hartlepool Central Library), West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)