Hebden Township Historical Data

Cemetery Memorial OLD-02-NW

Photograph of the memorial in Hebden Cemetery
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Inscription

North side

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JEREMIAH METCALFE
SON OF
JAMES AND NANCY
METCALFE
DIED APRIL 17th 1940
AGED 83 YEARS.
"LIFE'S WORK WELL DONE"
South side
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELLEN NEWBOULD
WIFE OF
ELIAS NEWBOULD
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND NANCY METCALFE
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1901
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
SIMON METCALFE
SON
OF JAMES AND NANCY
METCALFE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1934
AGED 79 YEARS
East side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES METCALFE
OF HEBDEN HALL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 4th 1900
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO NANCY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1903
ALSO
ANN METCALFE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 20th 1939
AGED 79 YEARS
West side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES METCALFE
SON OF
JAMES AND NANCY METCALFE
WHO DIED JANUARY 29th 1852
IN HIS SECOND YEAR.
ALSO
THOMAS METCALFE
SON OF ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1883
AGED 21 YEARS.
THE ABOVE WERE INTERRED
AT LINTON CHURCH

Notes

It is believed that this impressive memorial was erected in 1940 following the death of Jeremiah Metcalfe, junior, who is commemorated on its north side. Jeremiah Metcalfe was the local celebrity who made his money and reputation as a lady's tailor in London. Queen Mary, wife of George V, numbered amongst his clients whilst she was the Duchess of York.

The memorial plaques are located on the four sides of the memorial. Click on any image to make it readable.

People commemorated on this memorial

Ref. No. Name Year died Age Dates Notes
OLD-02-NW (1) Metcalfe, James 1900 85 d. 4/11/1900 Spouse of Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (2) Metcalfe, Nancy 1903 83 d. 7/12/1903 Spouse of James Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (3) Metcalfe, Ann 1939 79 d. 20/03/1939 Daughter of James & Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (4) Newbould, Ellen 1901 38 d. 22/01/1901 Daughter of James & Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (5) Metcalfe, Simon 1934 79 d. 6/12/1934 Son of James & Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (6) Metcalfe, James 1852 1 d. 29/01/1852 Son of James & Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (7) Metcalfe, Thomas 1863 21 d. 21/11/1863 Son of James & Nancy Metcalfe
OLD-02-NW (8) Metcalfe, Jeremiah 1940 83 d. 17/04/1940 Son of James & Nancy Metcalfe, tailor to royalty