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Memorial Details

  Richard Bradfield
  17 March 1891
  Vault with divided side panels, single front panel.
  Sandstone with engraved text.
  North facing panel on left hand side: In Memory of Frances Beatrice the much beloved child of James & Elizabeth Jane Bradfield who died at Kingsclere Sept. 9th. 1872, aged 8 years and 8 months "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth". North facing panel on right hand side: Also of (stone eroded) who died at Warminster while on a visit to his brother March 17th. 1891 aged 35 years. "In the midst of Life we are in Death." South facing panel on left hand side: In Loving Memory of James Bradfield (of Foxgrove, Kingsclere) who fell asleep on the 29th. Feb. 1894 In the 72nd year of his age. "Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations." South facing panel on right hand side: Elizabeth Jane, wife of James Bradfield (of Foxgrove, Kingsclere) who fell asleep on the 27th. Jan. 1891/ in the 70th year of her age. "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed her husband also and he praiseth her."
  Poor, lettering on North side shearing off
    Much of existing text missing on North facing side, script taken from Mrs Pattison's record. The date for James Bradfield shows 29th February 1894, but 1894 was not a leap year. The undreadable name is Richard Bradfield according to FreeBMD.
  29 January 2012
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Other people list on this memorial

Frances Beatrice Bradfield
James Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield

Cemetery Accounts Record

The information below is derived from the Newbury Cemetery company Accounts ledgers.

Richard Bradfield
20 March 1891
Unconsecrated Family Vault
Reverend R Harding
Not on Free BMD



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Richard Bradfield
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    26 March 1891
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




The late Mr. Richard Bradfield, whose death we announced with much regret last week, was born at Upper Mill, Kingsclere, on May 23rd, 1855. He was educated at Speen Hill School and was placed, on leaving school, in the wholesale drapery establishment of the late Mr. Edwards of Wolverhampton. 

While there he was smitten with a severe attack of rheumatic fever which prostrated him completely, and for a long time rendered him unfit for any close application to business. The medical man who attended him warned the family that they were afraid of vascular disease of the heart. He, however, recovered and for many years years appeared to enjoy fairly good health. Of late however there were evident signs of failing strength, accompanied by severe spasms of pain, which he tried with all his might to suppress, and make light of. 

After his mother’s death about seven weeks ago, he went on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Bradfield, of Warminster, his friends hoping that he would be benefited by the change of scene. For three weeks he seemed better and wrote to his father cheerfully and hopefully, regretting that he could render no help in the conduct of the business at home or share with those there in the time of sorrow. A relapse then occurred, and he gradually sunk under the repeated attacks of angina pectoris. From the first Dr. Wilcox, who attended him, considered his case one of great danger, it was evident that he was too ill to be brought home, and he passed away quietly on the 17th inst.

He was an active member of the Kingsclere Reading Room and Amateur Dramatic Society, being especially well-known for his talent in recitation. He was a great favourite with the labourers on the farm, and was on the best of terms with his parents and all members of the family. The body was brought by the Great Western Railway to Newbury Station and met there by his father, sister and six brothers, who followed it to the cemetery, where it was deposited in the family vault, the funeral service being conducted by the Rev. R. Harding. The funeral was also attended by Mr. J. Barnes, by Mr. J. C. Holding, and Mr. J.C. Corneby, who deposited wreaths on the tomb as representatives of the Reading Room and Dramatic Society.


Newbury Weekly News 26 March 1891

Mother’s death referred to - Elizabeth Jane Bradfield buried 30 January 1891


Not in Mrs. P.

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