Letitia Wilkins (Field)

There is a memorial to Letitia Field 1778-1844 in the Bourton on the Water church. Letitia was born and raised and died in Bourton it seems though there is some Hackney connection in the mix. Her parents were John Field (1719-196) and Ann Tidman Cromwell (1727-1797). She married Beddome's assistant Rev William Wilkins (c 1752-1812) from Cirencester in 1800. She was Wilkins' second wife His first wife was Elizabeth (possibly Alice) North, who he married November 30, 1779. She was a Presbyterian from Overthorpe near Banbury, Oxfordshire. She died May 8 1798 in Bourton.
The memorial reads
In the adjoining burial ground
are deposited
the mortal remains of
Letitia Wilkins
Widow of the Revd William Wilkins
Formerly resident in this place,
who departed this life on the
8th day of March 1844,
aged 74 years.

To the memory of an affectionate,
pious and beloved mother,
This tablet is inscribed by her
three sorrowing children

... Oh who can tell
her glorious welcome, or our sad farewell.

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