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Offline Agaye

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William Parker headstone
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 05:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello fellow RootsChatters. 

I am unable to read some words on the headstone of William Parker and would be grateful for any suggestions. William was buried in Derbyshire.

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PARKER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18TH 1865
AGED 30 YEARS

THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE
TEACHERS SCHOLARS? AND FRIENDS
OF THE CODNOR CHURCH SUNDAY
SCHOOL IN ________ REMEMBRANCE
OF A FAITHFUL __________
TEACHER

                                        BLESSED
Regards Agaye   
Stevens, Coleman, Cleggett - KENT.    Mellor, Horobin - STAFFORDSHIRE.    Carmody, Scully - COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND,    Stevens, Pring, Hesmer - SURREY.    Cooper, Machin, Parker - DERBYSHIRE.    Letchford - HAMMERSMITH. LONDON,   Reid, Robertson, McPhee - SCOTLAND.   Cottman - DORSET.   Cooper, Blore - CHESHIRE.    Kent, Harvey - SUFFOLK.    Rodrigues - PORTUGAL.    Kann - DENMARK.    Schneider, Carius, Utermohlen, Geisler - GERMANY

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Offline Mckha489

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Re: William Parker headstone
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 January 19 05:07 GMT (UK) »
The word before teacher might be Fortunate?
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: William Parker headstone
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 January 19 11:00 GMT (UK) »
I wondered if it might be FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE TEACHER.

The word before REMEMBRANCE seems to end in -FUL, so GRATEFUL or THANKFUL would fit, but there may be other possibilities too.

And I think I can just about make out some of the letters of SCHOLARS where you have queried it.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: William Parker headstone
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 January 19 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Mckha489 and arthurk for you replies.  I agree arthurk that either grateful or thankful fits nicely within the headstone text.  I have ordered William's death certificate to find out why he died at such an early age.  William's eldest daughter, together with her husband and children, migrated to Victoria, Australia. 

Kind regards Agaye
Stevens, Coleman, Cleggett - KENT.    Mellor, Horobin - STAFFORDSHIRE.    Carmody, Scully - COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND,    Stevens, Pring, Hesmer - SURREY.    Cooper, Machin, Parker - DERBYSHIRE.    Letchford - HAMMERSMITH. LONDON,   Reid, Robertson, McPhee - SCOTLAND.   Cottman - DORSET.   Cooper, Blore - CHESHIRE.    Kent, Harvey - SUFFOLK.    Rodrigues - PORTUGAL.    Kann - DENMARK.    Schneider, Carius, Utermohlen, Geisler - GERMANY