Cooke, Lucy & John

Inscription

SACRED
TO THE MEM[ORY] OF
LUCY COOKE
RELICT OF
JOHN COOKEE
?????????????
WHO DIED
THE 15TH DAY OF JULY 18[54]
IN THE [64] YEAR OF HER AGE

*Please note the different spellings of Cooke/Cookee are exactly as written on the gravestone.

Footstone (located behind the headstone)

L.C
1854

Other Information

Death record for Lucy Cooke, Jul-Sep 1854, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 35
The burial register of Christ Church, Portswood for 1854, records Lucy Cooke of Portswood Lane, aged 64, bring buried on the 20th July.

Death record for John Cooke, Oct-Dec 1841, South Stoneham Vol 7, page 150 (page may be incorrect as difficult to read). This would have meant he died before the founding of the church and would be why they were not buried together.

Comments: 
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Birth, Marriage & Death records obtained from Freebmd.org.uk.
For war dead the 
burial information was obtained from CWGC.org