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  James THORN
  17 September 1890
  Coped Stone/Plinth & 4 kerbstones
  South Kerbstone: In Memory of/ Maria Thorn/ wife of James Thorn of Bartholomew St./ who departed this life Feb. 18th. 1885 aged 72 years./ Also of Harry Thorn/ who died Jan. 20th. 1853 aged 19 years. North kerbstone: In Memory of/ James Thorn/ who departed this life Sept. 17th. 1890 aged 78 years.
  Good condition. Inlaid letters.
  13 August 2014
  D Duff
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James Thorne
22 September 1890
Unconsecrated Private Grave
Reverend A Harding



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James Thorn
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    25 September 1890
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News






-The funeral took place on Monday, at the Cemetery, of Mr. James Thorn, of Bartholomew-street, who, as our obituary column last week announced, died on the 17th inst. at the advanced age of 78.

Mr. Thorn was among our oldest and most respected tradesmen, having been born in the town, and having conducted the well-known boot and shoe-making establishment in Bartholomew-street for over forty years. The business can be traced back for 200 years, and under the management of the late Mr. Thorn acquired a high and widespread reputation for excellence and durability of manufacture. Even in these days of “ready-made boots”,  Mr. Thorn's business - which is continued by his son, Mr. Charles Thorn, for many years associated with his late father - has still held its ground, his customers residing in all parts of the British Empire, the establishment in Bartholomew-street thus maintaining in an obtrusive manner, the credit of the town of Newbury.

Mr. Thorn has taken but little part in public affairs, and for several years resided at East Woodhay, whence he returned to Newbury on the decease of his wife, since which time he has been in a gradually declining state of health.

Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser - Thursday 25 September 1890

* N.B. No “e’ on Thorn

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