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Shirley, Walter Augustus (Memorial)

IN THE FAITH
OF CHRIST,
HERE RESTS
FROM
HIS LABOURS
WALTER
SHIRLEY,
RECTOR
OF BRAILSFORD;
BORN OCT 11, 1768
DIED APRIL 9, 1859
“BEHOLD AN ISRAELITE
INDEED IN WHOM IS
NO GUILE”

ALSO
ALICIA,
HIS WIFE,
BORN JAN. 21 1774,
DIED DEC. 8, 1855,
“THEY WERE LOVELY
AND PLEASANT IN THEIR
DEATHS THEY ARE NOT DIVIDED”
IN THE
VAULT BENEATH
REST THE REMAINS OF
WALTER AUGUSTUS SHIRLEY D.D
BISHOP OF SODOR AND MAN.
SOMETIME ARCHDEACON OF DERBY,
AND PREBENDARY OF LICHFIELD;
ALSO RECTOR SUCCESSIVELY
OF WHISTON IN THE COUNTY OF YORK,
AND OF BRAILSFORD, IN THIS COUNTY.
FOR XIX YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH

HE WAS BORN AT WESTPORT. CO MAYO, IN IRELAND
MAY XXX, MDCCXCVII,
BEING THE ONLY SON OF
THE REVEREND WALTER SHIRLEY,
AND ALICIA, HIS WIFE.
HE MARRIED SEPTEMBER IV, MDCCCXXVII
MARIA, DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM WADDINGTON ESQ
BY WHOM HE WAS THE FATHER OF TWO CHILDREN
WALTER WADDINGTON, AND ALICIA MARIA;
ALL THESE RELATIVES SURVIVE HIM,
TO CHERISH
THE BRIGHT MEMORY OF HIS CHRISTIAN CAREER
AND DEPLORE THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS.

HE DIED AT BISHOPS-COURT, IN THE ISLE OF MAN
APRIL XXI MDCCCXLVII
AFTER A BRIEF EPISCOPATE OF THREE MONTHS DURATION

HIS REMAINS
HAVE BEEN BROUGHT HITHER BY HIS FAMILY
THAT THEY MAY REST AMONG THOSE
IN THE PASTORAL CHARGE OF WHOM,
LOVING AND BELOVED,
HE SPENT SO MANY OF THE BEST
AND HAPPIEST YEARS
OF A SINGULARLY HAPPY LIFE.

MY DESIRE IS TO DEPART AND BE WITH CHRIST
BY THE SIDE
OF
BISHOP SHIRLEY
RESTS
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO SHARED
NOT UNEQUALLY
HIS LABOURS,
HIS FAITH
AND HIS HOPES.
SHE WAS BORN
MAY 10. MDCCXCVIII
SHE DIED
JAN 10. MDCCCLIV

Located at 2F on the map of the burial ground.

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