Funeral Sarah Evans 1751
Sarah Evans (nee Browne) 1714-1751 was the first wife of Hugh Evans and mother of Caleb. Born in 1714, she died on July 8, 1751, en route to Pershore. She was buried in Pershore and Beddome (who Caleb calls her most intimate and esteemed friend in a sermon for his father's second wife, Ann) took the funeral, preaching from Matthew 3:12. The sermon was not printed.
Beddome also wrote these words for her headstone:
Graceful her person, beautiful her mind,
Good-sense and virtue, true religion join'd:
But few excell'd, in every part of life,
As daughter, sister, parent, friend and wife.
Lo! In this silent tomb her ashes lie!
Then learn of her to live, O learn to die!