TQ2550 : St Mary's Church, Reigate - the Ladbroke memorial

taken 8 years ago, near to Reigate, Surrey, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Reigate - the Ladbroke memorial
St Mary's Church, Reigate - the Ladbroke memorial
The church's finest monument, situated in the north transept, having been moved here from the north wall of the chancel in 1908, when the transept was added. It commemorates Richard Ladbroke, who lived in Frenches in what is now Redhill, who died in 1730, and various of his family. Both Frenches and Ladbroke himself are remembered by Redhill road names (see TQ2851 : SS Food and Wine and TQ2850 : Ladbroke Road).

The memorial reads:

To the Memory of RICHARD LADBROKE ESQR. Late of Frenches in this Parish, a Zealous Member of the Church of England as by Law Established. True to the Interest and Constitution of this Kingdom. A Sincere Friend and a Generous Benefactor to the Poor. He dyed (sic) on the 14th day of March 1730 In the 49th year of His Age.

RICHARD LADBROKE ESQR his Kin Who died on the 15th day of April 1765 in the 49th year of his Age.

ELIZABETH LADBROKE Widow (Relict of the last named Richard Ladbroke, and by whom he had 2 Sons and 7 Daughters) who died the 19th of October 1794 Aged 81 Years).

RICHARD LADBROKE ESQR their Elder Son who died a Bachelor the 11th of September 1793 Aged 31 Years.

SARAH, LETITIA, ROBERT and CATHERINE (Children of the said Richard and Elizabeth) all of whom died unmarried.
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Saturday, 16 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 January, 2010
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