Jonathan Burford Pratt

Date published: 30/06/2013
© Newbury Weekly News





The funeral of the late Mr. Jonathan Burford Pratt took place on Friday, the first part of the service being conducted by the Rev. E.H. Titchmarsh at the Congregational Church. As the coffin was carried into the church the air “O rest in the Lord,” was played on the organ by Mr. Thomas Webb, Mus. Bac., (on the absence from home of the organist) and at the close “I know that my Redeemer liveth”. During the service a favourite hymn of the deceased “Peace, perfect peace” was sung.


The interment took place in the Cemetery. The mourners included Mr. Councillor Rankin, Messrs. Penfold, F.C. Hopson, J.C. Slight, R. Bell, J.T.Nash, W. Dukesell, J.A.Gent, Mrs Walter Penfold, Mrs A. Whittington, Misses Burrough etc.


Wreaths and floral offerings were sent by Mr. and Mrs E.J.Pratt and their children, his son Thomas and daughters Kate and Emily,Mr. And Mrs. W.B.Pratt, Mrs C.E.Pratt and family, (Newport), Mr. Thos. Pratt, Harlestone (nephew), Mrs and Miss Asprey, the Misses Burrough, Mr. Penfold, Mrs Titchmarsh, Mrs Whittington, Mrs F.P. Davis, Mrs Stillman, Misses Taylor, Mrs Brind, A Friend. Servants- Rose Moss, Walter Hancock.

The undertakers were Messrs Penfold and Son, Northbrook-street.


On the following Sunday morning a sermon appropriate to the circumstances was preached by the Rev. Titchmarsh, though no direct reference was made to the deceased.


Newbury Weekly News 30 June 1898



Jonathan Pratt aged 83 died Newbury


The obituary for his son Thomas Henry Pratt states that his father was Chemist & Druggist in Bartholomew Street


An ancestor of Jonathan Pratt, the antiques expect seen frequently on TV and educated in Newbury.

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 30 June 1898

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