Louisa Frances Medland

Date published: 29/06/2013
© Newbury Weekly News






          The remains of this esteemed lady, who died on Friday at her residence, 6 Porchester Villas, were interred yesterday at the Newbury Cemetery. The corpse, which was borne on a bier and covered with a violet pall, handsomely embroidered, was first carried to the Church of St John, where it was met at the entrance by the clergy and choir who proceeded to the chancel, where the first part of the service was sung, and the lesson read by the Rector of Newbury. The procession then reformed, and proceeded to the Cemetery, the hymn, “Brief life is here our portion,” being sung, the choir and clergy walking first, and the corpse and mourners walking first, and the corpse and mourners coming next. On arriving at the Cemetery another hymn was sung, and the remaining portion of the service impressively concluded by Rev. Louis K. Hilton, the choir also singing the anthem “Blessed are the dead.”


          The coffin was of polished oak, with cross running the length of lid, and bearing the inscription



Feast of St Stephen


Aged 29 years


          Before the corpse was lowered into the last resting place, the coffin was covered by the relatives and friends with crosses and chaplets of beautiful flowers.

In returning from the grave other hymns were sung.


          The deceased was widow of the Rev. W. Medland, sometime assistant priest of St Johns', who died about two years since, and the daughter of the late Rev. E. Golding, for many years Rector of Brimpton. The mourners included the friends and relations of the deceased, and among the large number of persons who were present to sow respect to the memory of the deceased lady were noticed:- Mrs Chatteris, Miss Majendie, Mr. and Mrs. Carbonell, Rev. T. Hubbard, Rev. H. Blagden and Mrs. Blagden, Mrs. J. Leslie Randall etc.


          The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. Bodman and Jones.


Newbury Weekly News December 1873





Sources:December 1873

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