Hibberd, George

Inscription

BLESSED
ARE THE [DEAD]
WHICH DIE [IN]
THE LORD

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE HIBBERD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIF[E]
APRIL 1ST 1850
AGED 3(?) YEARS

On the reverse:

SACRED
TO THE MEMO[RY OF]
????
RELICT OF 
GEORGE HIBBERD
WHO DIED AT BANGALORE INDIA
MAY 18TH 1857
AGED 39 YEARS

Footstone located behind headstone, 
facing the George Hibberd inscription.

W H
1851

*Important note – all Hibberd family graves are in this shape (including Pope, nee Hibberd) and there are no others in this style in the churchyard.

Other Information

In 1841, a George Hibberd (b. 1816, Hampshire) was living in Shirley, part of the parish of Millbrook, Hampshire (now in Southampton). He worked as a smith and was living with Christian Hibberd (b.1821, Hampshire).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 402; Folio: 28; Page: 16; Line: 17; GSU roll: 288802.

Marriage recorded for a George Hibberd to Anna Leach in Southampton, Oct-Dec 1843, Vol. 7, page 331.

Death recorded for George Hibbard, Apr-Jun 1850, South Stoneham, Vol 7, page 177.

George Hibberd (aged 34) of Highfield, was buried on 8th April 1850. He was just the second burial in the newly consecrated churchyard.
Source: Burial Register for Christ Church, Portswood 1850-1899

Comments: 
[ .. ] imply the information cannot be read on the stone and was found using another source
? represents a missing word, letter, number or phrase
Birth, Marriage & Death records obtained from Freebmd.org.uk.
For war dead the 
burial information was obtained from CWGC.org