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PARISH CHURCHYARD

WILKINS MEMORIALS

These six gravestones are situated near the western boundary wall just south of the western gate. They all relate to the Wilkins family, a prosperous milling, baking and farming family of 18th and early 19th century Sileby. Their farmhouse and bakehouse is situated a few meters from the gravestones at Glebe House, 35 Little Church Lane. It seems that these stones were once upright and have been placed flat on the ground. Unfortunately they have been damaged and grass is starting to grow over them. 

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Sileby Churchyard : Wilkins Memorials

Left to Right : Gravestones W1 to W6

 

W1

 

 

Sacred

to the Memory of

John Wilkins

SON O[F]

JOHN & JAN[E] WILKINS,

he departe[d] this life,

on the 5th day of October

1847

Aged 45 Years

 

 

W2

 

 

Sacred

to the Memory of

Thomas Wilkins

SON OF

JOHN & JANE WILKINS,

he departed this life,

on the 26th day of May

1830

Aged 21 Years

 

RUDKIN

W3

 

Sacred                             In the Memory of   

  to the Memory of            Jane Wilkins              

John Wilkins                  WIFE OF                 

SON OF                          JOHN WILKINS    

    John & Elizh                   She departed this life  

Wilkins                            on the 31st of Decr   

he departed this life        1840                          

  on the 9th of Feby          Aged 75 Years             

1821                                                                   

Aged 49 Years                                                    

    

W4

Sacred

to the Memory of

Ann Wilkins,

DAUGHTER OF

JOHN & JANE WILKINS ;

she departed this life

on the 10th of October

1821

Aged 17 Years

 

RUDKIN   MTSORREL

W5

 

Sacred                              IN Memory of     

to the memory                 Elizh Wilkins       

of                                      WIFE OF             

John Wilkins                    John Wilkins       

      who departed this life     she departed this life 

    on the 19th of August      on the 8th of March

1822                                  1821      

 Aged 74 Years                   Aged 75 Years        

W6

 

 

Sacred                              IN memory of        

to the memory                 Sarah Wilkins        

of                                      WIFE OF               

Thos Wilkins                    Thos Wilkins          

      who departed this life     who departed this life 

May 27th 1832,                  January 25TH 1859

 in the 55th Year                in the 79TH year    

of his Age                         of her Age              

 

RUDKIN

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