Burwell Independent Chapel
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Burwell Independent Chapel - the graves
The inscriptions on the grave stones were transcribed on the same visit as Ball entries were extracted from the baptismal and church records. These photographs were taken a few years later.

1. Upright headstone

The mortal remains of
the beloved wife of
Edward Ball
are buried here
She departed this life
the 26 Feb 1824
aged 29 years

To know those whom we love are
"Chosen of God"
composes grief : silences repining

Reader [ would ....]

---- a decorative line -----

Her infant daughter Charlotte
so soon to flower and die

2.Headstone - upright

In memory of
Elizabeth Arrow
the mother of Edward Ball
who died June 6th 1839
aged 76 years
The tribute
of a grateful son
to a most affectionate mother


Also of dear Edward
 of the above and son
of Edward Ball
who died June 6th, 1842
aged 13 years
[...the truth...]

3. Headstone - upright (in poor condition)

In loving memory of
Salisbury Ball
who fell asleep in Jesus 28th November 1896
aged 60 years
[...perfect peace]
also of
Emily, the beloved wife of the above
who died November [10 ... 1920]
aged 81 years
[James Albert]
[born 6. A... 1.63 : died ... Sept 1863]
Alber Ernest
born 30th November 1867 : died ... February 1868
born 17th February 1870 : died 31st March 18..
Alfred, born 20th May 1875 : died 12th Jan 18..
Herbert, born 6th June 1878 : died 8th June 1878
Harold, born 14th September, 1881 : died 2 .. December 1882
Winifred, born [18 ....  77] : died 14th December 18[87]

4. Square pillar - upright - coroded bas relief of a lily on top
(very poor condition - just visible behind that of Salibury Ball above)

[...this vault]
[rest in (placit..iiy)]
the mortal remains of
daughter of
Edward and Ann Ball
who died October 26th 18[43]
aged [19] years.
[several more lines - quite indecipherable - poetry?]

5. long rectangular casket type of tombstone
on one long side

Edward Ball
died Nov 9th 1865
aged 72 years

Ann, wife of the above
died Nov 9th 1878
aged 84 years

on one narrow end

Elizabeth Ann
[died MAR...3..18..4]
[aged ... years]
several more lines quite undecipherable

on the other narrow end

William Riste
son of Edward and Ann Ball
[born ...]
[died ....(12)...(1908?)]

photographs by Richard Ball