Thomas Hope – Inscription

 

Birth: Unknown

 

Died: 17th September 1893

 

Place of Death: Harrogate station house

 

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

 

Date of interment: 21st September 1893

 

Burial plot: South West 596 A U (A=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)

 

Burial Plot Purchase: September 1893 by Mary Hope. Address: Station House

 

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: Left 10

 

Inscription is Lead Letters, worn & reads: In loving memory of Thomas Hope 20years Station Master at West Hartlepool died Sept 17th 1893 at Harrogate aged 63 years also of Mary his wife died Jan 27 1923 aged 88 years

Sourced & checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchase Graves & Inscription  Transcripts Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Book of Interment South West 1891 – 1923 (Hartlepool Central Library) West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)