Funeral of Miss Louisa Byrde – County Observer 22nd December 1900.
FUNERAL OF MISS BYRDE
The funeral of the late Miss Louisa Sophia Byrde, the sister of the late Colonel H. C. Byrde, took place on Monday. The cortège left The Pentre Grange, at two o’clock, after the delivery of a short and impressive address by the Rector of the Parish (the Rev. Howell Howells), followed by the singing of a favourite hymn of the departed, viz., “How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.”
There were a large number of people present to shew their love and respect towards the deceased lady, who was always a kind and true friend to the poor and needy in the parish of Goytrey.
The chief mourners present were The Rev. F. L. Byrde and his son from Keynsham, Bristol; the Rev. R. A. Byrde, Honiton; Mr. Frank Byrde, Miss Byrde, and Miss Kitty Byrde, of The Pentre; Mr. and Mrs. F. G. W. Chalklen, Miss Chalklen, and Miss Grieve, of Maes-Beryn, Goytrey.
The following are a few of the friends who sent wreaths etc.: The Rev. F. L. Byrde, the Rev. R. A. and Mrs. Byrde, Miss Byrde, and Miss Kitty Byrde, Miss Ethel Byrde, Mrs. Chalklen, Miss Grieve, Mrs. Scrimgeour, Mr. and Mrs. Pyman, Mr. Gardner, Mrs. Essex, Mrs. Cook, Miss Goodwin, Miss Phillips, Messrs. J. and W. Wilks, Miss Wilks, Mrs. H. Matthews, Mrs. C. Watkins, etc.
When the funeral cortège reached the Church, two more of the favourite hymns of the deceased were sung, namely, “Now the labourer’s task is o’er” and “Peace, Perfect Peace.” The coffin was of polished oak, with heavy brass mountings. The breast plate was inscribed
LOUISA SOPHIA BYRDE,
Died December 12th, 1900,
Aged 79 years.
The undertaker was Mr. W. Wilks, of Goytrey, who satisfactorily carried out the arrangements.
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