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Stone covered by the 1861-2 works, as recorded by the Vicar of the time. At a distance of 71/2ft. from north wall and about 11ft 6in. from chancel aisle steps is a stone with the following inscription:

In memory of Henry HEATH, yeo., who died July the 22nd 1787 aged
30 years. Left issue one son and two daughters.
"Calm are the slumbers of the just,
and peaceful rest their sacred dust.
Till the last trumpet's solemn sound
awakes the dead and cleaves the ground.
Then shall this body joyful rise
to meet our Saviour in the skies".
Also Anna Maria, his wife, who died June 18th 1800 aged 38 years.
Their eldest daughter, Anna Maria, who died January 30 1810 aged 19 years.

Burial records have June 23rd 1810 Anna Maria COVENEY aged 38; marriage records say that as a widow she married Joseph COVENEY on 11.02.1792

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