John Pounder – Inscription


Birth: unknown


Died: 4th July 1874


Place of Death: At Sea


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


Date of Interment: 31st July 1874


Burial plot: South East 116 E C (E=Plot Area. C=Consecrated)


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


Position along the path: Right 7


Inscription carved worn & reads: In loving memory of John Pounder who was drowned July 4th 1874 aged 25 years “Though lost to sight to memory dear” also Dorothy wife of John Pounder mother of the above who died Oct 9th 1890 aged 66 years

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 East 1866 – 1879 Hartlepool Central Library. West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 Microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central Library (Now known as Community Hub Central)