Sarah Ayers – Inscription

Birth: Unknown


Died: 10th August 1882


Place of Death: George Street


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


Date of Interment: 12th August 1882


Burial Plot: South East 90 F C (F=Plot Area. C=Consecrated)


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


Position along the path: Right 24


Inscription is carved, worn & reads with difficulty: In affectionate remembrance of Sarah Ayers who died August 10 1882 aged 68 years. also of the above John Ayers husband of the above who was drowned at Sheerness February 7th 1856 aged 46 years also William James son of the above who was drowned at Tonning December 21 1873 aged 41 years   “In the midst of life we are in death”

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 1880 – 1889 (Hartlepool Central Library) West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)