John Smurthwaite – Inscription


Birth: Unknown


Died: 10th July 1890


Place of Death: Victoria Road


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


Date of interment: 12th July 1890


Burial plot: South West 295 A U (A=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)


Burial Plot Purchase: July 1890 by Margaret Smurthwaite. No Address


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


Position along the path: Right 80


Inscription is Lead Lettering worn & reads: In loving remembrance of John Smurthwaite who entered into rest July 10th 1890 aged 73 years. Also of Margaret relict of the above died July 18th 1894 aged 76 years “Thy will be done” also Margaret daughter of the above born Jan 3rd 1850 entered into rest March 6th 1919 “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall———- and of John——-youngest son—(June 1912)

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchased Graves & Inscription Transcripts Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Books of Interment South West 1872 – 1890 (Hartlepool Central Library)  West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)