Saturday, 11 August 2012

George Herbert died 17th May 1873

The Parish Clerk (1907)
 Peter Hampson Ditchfield
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"Another remarkable instance of longevity is that recorded on a tombstone in the cemetery of Eye, Suffolk, erected to the memory of a faithful clerk:

Erected to the memory of
George Herbert
who was clerk of this parish for more
than 71 years
and who died on the 17th May 1873
aged 81 years.

This monument
Is erected to his memory by his grateful
Friend
the Rev. W. Page Roberts
Vicar of Eye.
 
Herbert must have commenced his duties very early in life; according to the inscription, at the age of ten years".

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