A grave in the yard of St Mary's Church, Stockport.

Inscription: Here Lieth the Body of
John Worth of Haughton who died August 2nd 1813 aged 78 years.
Martha wife of John Worth bur'd December 4th 1777 Aged 40.
Mary the Dau'r of John Worth of Haughton who died Feb 1st 1764 in the 2nd year of her Age.
James his Son died Sept 23rd 1770 in the ?th year of his Age.
Alice his Dau'r died August 5th 1772 in the 4th year of her Age.
Jonathan his son bur'd July 27th 1777 Æ 2.
James his Son bur'd Nov'r 8th 1777 Æ 3.
Mary his Dau'r bur'd Jan'y 17th 1810 Æ 45 Ys.

John Worth 1813 - 1735 John Worth 1813 - 1735

John Worth evidently had difficulty remembering the age of his children. There are three errors on this stone. One was corrected by carving a 2 on top of a 3, or vice versa. It is not clear if Mary was 2 or 3 when she died. The others were corrected by removing small squares of stone and inserting fresh pieces. One of the inserts has been damaged by frost, so we do not know the age of James. The other now shows that Alice died in her "4nd" year.

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