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"Halsey" Church, St. John the Baptist
Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

Photos by Jim Halsey

photo # 5 --  [interior of church, angel w/scroll]

Agatha Halsey - wall monument in the "Bone Room."

Monument to Agatha Halsey

The upper text, on the scroll in the hands of the angel,
reads "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

UNDERNEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF AGATHA HALSEY

DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK DORRIEN ESQ.
OF LONDON,

WIDOW OF CHARLES HALSEY ESQ.
OF THIS PLACE,
BY WHOM SHE WAS
THE MOTHER OF FOURTEEN CHILDREN
FOUR SONS AND TEN DAUGHTERS.
ONE SON AND THREE DAUGHTERS ONLY
SURVIVED HER.

AFTER FULFILLING ALL THE DUTIES
OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN
BY PIETY TO GOD,
AFFECTION TO HER HUSBAND,
ATTENTIVE TENDERNESS TO HER CHILDREN,
AND CHARITY TO THE POOR,
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 26 DAY OF FEBRUARY
ANNO DOMINI 1782
AGED 75,
HUMBLY RELYING ON THE MERITS AND MEDIATION
OF A MERCIFUL REDEEMER
TO PRESENT HER SOUL PURE AND SPOTLESS
BEFORE GOD’S HOLY TRIBUNAL
AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST

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