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Latitude: 50.2464 / 50°14'46"N
Longitude: -5.1262 / 5°7'34"W
OS Eastings: 177209
OS Northings: 43165
OS Grid: SW772431
Mapcode National: GBR Z9.ZLKL
Mapcode Global: FRA 084C.YHT
Entry Name: Billy Bray's Grave at Approx 4m South of Baldhu Church
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159615
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63413
Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Kea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Highertown
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 SE KEA
1/129 Billy Bray's Grave at approx 4m
south of Baldhu Church
Grave with memorial obelisk. Finely dressed granite. Circa late C19 to Billy Bray,
died 1868. Rectangular grave with low chamfered border, and with obelisk on
inscribed pedestal with moulded base and cornice at west end. Inscription in incised
thick grotesque lettering to east, north and south.
East inscription: IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM BETTER KNOWN AS BILLY BRAY WHO DIED AT
TWELVEHEADS, MAY 25TH 1868 AGED 73 YEARS.
South inscription: BY HIS SANCTIFIED WIT, CHRISTIAN SIMPLICITY, FERVENT FAITH AND
MANY SELF-DENYING LABOURS, HE COMMENDED HIMSELF TO A WIDE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WHILE
LIVING, AND THE PUBLISHED RECORD SINCE HIS DEATH OF HIS MEMORABLE SAYINGS AND DOINGS
HAS MADE HIS NAME FAMILIAR AS A HOUSEHOLD WORD IN OUR OWN AND OTHER LANDS.
North inscription: HE WAS A LOCAL PREACHER WITH THE BIBLE CHRISTIANS FORTY-THREE
Alongside is grave to Sarah, wife of James Bray.
Listing NGR: SW7720943165
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