TO THE MEMORY OF

HARRIS BIGG WITHER ESQ

OF MANYDOWN

A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND DEPUTY LIEUTENANT
OF THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON
WHO DIED AT TANGIER ABOUT MIDNIGHT MARCH 23RD 1833
IN THE 52ND YEAR OF HIS AGE

A MAN
WHOSE HEART WAS FULL OF KIND AND TENDER FEELING
WHOSE WORDS WERE FEW AND FAITHFULL.
AND WHO WITH A MOST SPARING DISPLAY OF PROFESSION
ENDEAVOURED BY GODS GRACE
TO PROVE HIS FAITH SINCERELY AND UNOSTENTATIOUSLY
BY HIS WORKS
VISITING THE FATHERLES AND WIDOWS IN THEIR AFFLICTION
AND KEEPING HIMSELF UNSPOTTED FROM THE WORLD.

IT PLEASED GOD TO REMOVE HIM FROM THE MIDST OF HIS FAMILY BY A SUDDEN CALL
AS THEY HUMBLY HOPE TO THAT ETERNAL LIFE
WHICH IS THE GIFT OF GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR LOVE, AND THEIR SORROW NOT WITHOUT HOPE
HIS WIDOW AND THEIR TEN CHILDREN
LOVELACE, HARRIS, MARGARET, WILLIAM, WALTER,
JANE, ANNE, ELIZABETH, MARIANNE AND CHARLES
UNITE IN PLACING THIS STONE
NEAR THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
A MOST AFFECTIONATELY INDULGENT HUSBAND AND FATHER.

BE YE ALSO READY
ANNE HOWE, HIS WIDOW, DIED NOV. 13TH 1866, AGED 83
"HER CHILDREN ARISE UP, AND CALL HER BLESSED."

Harris Bigg Wither Memorial

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