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Double-headed stone, the surface badly weathered with only part of the MI remaining

In memory of
Samuel CHASMER of this
parish who died March 14 1778
aged 67 years.
Left issue four sons and five daughters.
Adieu vain World, I have seen enough of thee,
And now I am careless of what thou says't of me;
Thy Smiles I court not, thy frowns I not fear,
My cares are past, my head lies quiet here;
What faults you saw in me, take care to shun,
Look but at home, enough you'l find undone,
Grieve not my Wife and Children nor my Friends;
But prepare yourselves, before your days do end;
The time is short, that you must follow me,
May God and Christ your joy and comfort be.
Also Mary his wife died Decr
[29] 1794 aged 83 years.

Haslewood p84, who adds: [Register 1794. December 31. Chasmer widow]

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