In memory of her children

Early 18th century memorial, stone tablet with inscription

Near this Place lye Buried
the Bodies of Eight Children of
THOMAS BARKER Esq
By his 2[n]d Wife FRANCES […]
(namely) ELIZABETH, JANE, ALICE,
VALENTINE, THOMAS, MARY, and WILLIAM
who all Died unmarried; and lastly
BARBARA the wife of
JOHN HUTTON […]
who with Her Daughter FRANCES
Died December 1723

In Memory of all these Her Children
their desolate and afflicted
(because) Surviving Mother
ordered this Stone and Inscription
1725

A memorial in the church of St Mary, Castlegate.

I attempted several times to find the right words to add to this, but they all looked trite. It speaks for itself.

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