Although the carving on the monuments in St Margaret is not remarkable of particular note are the inscriptions.
The verse on Benjamin's stone is particularly poetic :
"How good he was how generous and how kind
For his good nature with good sense was join'd
Careful to please but fearful to offend
A kind a constant and a faithful friend
A fair good name without a grudge
Is all he pleads for GOD WILL JUDGE"
However, Isaac's inscription is a litte more prosaic and reminds the reader:
" A heap of dust alone remains of thee
'Tis all thou art and all the proud shall be"
Whilst surrounding the stone to Charlotte and Thomas is the somewhat chilling message " Life how short..........Eternity how long"
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|1756 - 1793||Benjamin Brown|
|1757 - 1790
|1729 - 1791||Mary Brown|
|1659 - 1788
1769 - 1769
|1803 - 1834||Mary Anne Neale|
|All Saints Westlegate||St. George Tombland||St. Julian||St. Michael at Plea|
|St. Andrew||St. Giles||St. Lawrence||St. Peter Hungate|
|St. Augustine||St. Gregory||St. Margaret||St. Peter Mancroft|
|St. Benedict||St. Helen||St. Martin at Oak||St. Peter Parmentergate|
|St. Clement||St. James Pockthorpe||St. Martin at Palace Plain||St. Saviour|
|St. Edmund Fishergate||St. John de Sepulchre||St. Mary Coslany||St. Simon & St. Jude|
|St. Etheldreda||St. John Maddermarket||St. Mary the Less||St. Stephen|
|St. George Colegate||St. John Timberhill||St. Michael(Miles) Coslany||St. Swithin|