Llansantffraed Church
Nr Abergavenny

Llansantffraed Church is a delightful little building in a remote setting in the grounds of the Llansantffraed Court Hotel, lovingly maintained and a beautiful memorial for a family tragedy that must have been devastating for the surviving members.

 

The inscription on the headstone reads:

In Memory of

ELIZABETH REBECCA GOULD NARES
WIFE OF CAPTAIN Wm HENRY NARES RN
DIED JAN 7TH 1836
AGED 39 YEARS
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And of their infant daughter
JOSEPHA NARES
WHO DIED JAN 6TH 1836
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Also of Wm HENRY NARES
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15TH 1835
AGED 14 YEARS
And Wm BRIGSTOCKE NARES
WHO DIED APRIL 8TH 1838
AGED 20 MONTHS
SONS OF CAPTAIN Wm HENRY NARES RN
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Also of MARTHA ELIZABETH NARES [PATSY]
WHO DIED JAN 1ST 1836 AGED 13 YEARS
Also of SUSANNAH NARES
WHO DIED JAN 3RD 1836 AGED 9 YEARS
DAUGHTERS OF CAPTAIN Wm HENRY NARES RN
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Also of EDWARD PROBYN NARES
BROTHER OF CAPTAIN Wm HENRY NARES RN
DIED MAY 9TH 1837 AGED 45 YEARS

 

Inside the church is a marble plaque, to the left of the alter, which reads:

IN THIS CHURCHYARD ARE BURIED THE REMAINS OF
ELIZABETH REBECCA GOULDS
WIFE OF WILLIAM HENRY NARES CAPTAIN IN THE RN
SHE DIED JAN 7TH 1836 AGED 39 YEARS
NEAR THE SAME PLACE ARE THE BODIES OF
THEIR CHILDREN
WILLIAM HENRY WHO DIED OCT 15TH 1835 AGED 14 YEARS
MARTHA ELIZABETH WHO DIED JAN 3RD 1836 AGED 13 YEARS
SUSANNAH WHO DIED JAN 1ST 1836 AGED 9 YEARS
WILLIAM BRIGSTOCKE WHO DIED APRIL 8TH 1838 AGED 20 MONTHS
JOSEPHA AN INFANT WHO DIED JAN 6TH 1836
ALSO OF EDWARD PROBYN NARES
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE CAPTAIN NARES
WHO DIED MAY 9 1837 AGED 45 YEARS