Jonathan Burford Pratt

Date published: 26/06/2014
© Newbury Weekly News





The funeral of the late Mr. Jonathan 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 church the air, “ O rest in the Lord,” was played on the organ by Mr. Thomas Webb, Mus. Bac., (in 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 at 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. Thomas Pratt, Harleston (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 and 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. E.H. Titchmarsh, though no direct reference was made to the deceased.


Newbury Weekly News 30 June 1898


Mrs. P p 151 -LS(H) with double headstone


BMD Death Jun Q 1898 aged 83 Newbury 2c 153

Born circa 1815 Suffolk/Norfolk

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 30 June 1898 and BMD

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