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Parish Church of St Etheldreda

A Grade I Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

St Etheldreda: monument to James Reade, second Baronet of Brocket Hall, d.1701, & his son John; erected 1760

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Here lyes the body of Sir James Reade Bart: of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire by Sir John Reade his Father, and Mary his wife, daughter of Sir Thos. Styles of Kent, Bart. & Sir Thos Reade, Bart. of Oxfordshire, his grandfather and Mary his wife, one of the coheirs of Sir John Brockett Knight. He dj'ed of a fever in the 52nd year of his age, the 16th of October 1701. His eminent Piety to God, Justice and Benevolence to Man rendered his loss inconsolable to his Family, Friends, and Country, leaving by Love his wife, daughter of Robert Dring of Isleworth in Middlesex one son and five daughters. Here also lyes interred his only son Sir John Reade, Bart, who dyed of the small-pox in his travells at Rome, in the 22nd Year of his Age, the 22 Feb. 1711-12 to the irreparable loss of his family: a Gentleman of great hopes learning & parts, well vers'd in the liberal Arts & Sciences, but above all bless'd with that Natural Rectitude of Mind which only can render all other endowments Valuable to his Friends and Country: by his Death the Name and Title became Extinct in this Branch of the Reades, and his Five Sisters becoming coheirs to his estateā€¦

Uploaded by Tim
on 11 August 2019


Photo ID: 225655
Building ID: 101348124

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