Martha Bird – Inscription

Birth: Unknown

 

Died:(21st) April 1879 

 

Place of Death: Slake Terrace Middleton

 

Interred: West Hartlepool Cemetery which forms part of North Cemetery

 

Date of Interment: 23rd April 1879

 

Burial Plot: South East 112 C U (C=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated )

 

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

 

Position along the Path: Left 37

 

Inscription is carved, very worn defaced & reads with difficulty: In affectionate remembrance of Martha wife of Joseph Bird who died April (21st) 1879 aged 60 years, also James——son who died at Middleton who died Dec 10th 1878 aged 22 years, also Isabella—-Bird died at M——June 22nd 1852 aged— years.

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartleepool Cemetery Purchase 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)