Isle of Wight Monumental Inscriptions Record
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Surname:MATTHEWSAge:34 Years Date of Burial:8 Dec 1816
Forename(s):RichardDate of Death:5 Dec 1816
  Date of Birth:14 Feb 1782
Description:
Address:St Helens
Church Register:St Helens : St Helen's Church
Register Entry:
Burial Location:
Where available, burial plans may be found on the Monumental Inscription Index Coverage page
Monument Inscription:
Sacred
in the Memory of
RICHARD MATTHEWS
who departed this life
the fifth day of December
1816
in the 35th year of his life
All ye that pass by pray look and see
How soon my life was took from me
By the cruel Officers who as you will hear
Spilt my blood which was so dear
But God is good, great and true
And will reward to each his due
So when you come my grave to see
Prepare yourselves to follow me.
Link to RO Burials Card record (requires password): RO Burials Card entry
Other Information:Transcription by Jon Matthews
1920s(?) Picture from Jon Matthews
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