Dear Barrie and all,
I have a dear friend in Whalley and she came to my rescue when I put your enquiry to her.
She phoned her friend John and thanks to the original fiche being still kept they have
sent the following message for you. JOHN HARTLEY 25yrs.
I think this must be the one, although the wording of the verse is not quite the same. It
was the only one I could find, and is where the older graves are and is actually described
a table grave in the fiche:
Section 2, no. 10, table
Here lieth the body of JOHN son of MARK and MAHETABEL HARTLEY of Great Hey in Foulridge
who died May 10th 1858 aged 25 years. "Remember Man as thou goes by, As thou art now
so once was I. Repent in time make no delay, Death in my prime took me away."
His parents and sister are buried in the adjoining grave which is also a table one.
I hope this has helped your enquiry.
From: Barrie Sharples [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 6:23 AM
Subject: [LAN] Remembered
Barnoldswick St Mary le Gill graveyard
As a youngster of about eight years old I was quite familiar with a 'Table Grave'
situated on the right hand side of the main path.
My friends and I always used to pause along side it to recite the inscription on its face,
Remember me as you pass by
as you are now so once was I
As I am now so soon you'll be
so be prepared to follow me.
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