Dr M M Gilchrist

Booth, Haworth and Eddie family vault-slab


Floor Slab – John & Frances Susannah Booth, Jane Hardy, Frances Watson, Ann & Benjamin Haworth, John Booth Haworth, & John & Susanna Eddie

Common name(s): Hardy, Booth & Haworth Family
Catalogue ID: 637


Stone vault-slab, previously outside in the Churchyard, reset in the South Porch in 2022. It commemorates Alderman John Booth and his wife Frances Susannah (née Hardy), her sister Jane Hardy (bap. 7 Feb. 1713/14, South Somercotes, bur. 16 May 1779 at Holy Trinity). Frances Susannah Watson, widow of Charles Horsley Watson, is a daughter of the Booths. Another daughter, Ann, is with her husband Benjamin Haworth of Newland and their son, John Booth Haworth. Susanna Eddie (née Crosby), commemorated with her husband John, is a niece of Mrs Booth and Miss Hardy, as her mother was another of their sisters, Alice Crosby, née Hardy (bap. 1712, South Somercotes, Lincs.).

Frances Susannah Hardy (bap. South Somercotes 9 March 1710/11) had married John Booth at Utterby, Lincs., on 22 March 1734.

Inscription and donor(s)

In Memory of
JOHN BOOTH Esq:r, who departed this
Life [13th?] May 1771 [aged 59? Years]

Also of JANE HARDY who departed
this Life [...May 1779] Ætat: [65 Years]

Also of FRANCES, the widow of
CHARLES WATSON, who departed this Life
30th October 1786 aged 41 years

Also of ANN the wife of
BENJ:N HAWORTH who departed this
Life 1st March 1784 Ætat: 45 Years

Also of JOHN BOOTH Esq.r who departed
this Life 5:th January 1786 Ætat: 74 Years

Also of BENJAMIN HAWORTH who departed
this Life 12:th January 1790 Ætat: 62 Years

departed this Life 11:th July 1790 Ætat: 12

In Memory of
JOHN EDDIE who departed this Life the
27:TH of April 1807 aged 78 Years

Also SUSANNA EDDIE the wife
of JOHN EDDIE who departed this Life
9:TH of March 1818 Ætat: 75 Years


Forename(s) Family name Dates
Frances Susannah Booth (née Hardy) 1771
Jane Hardy 1779
Frances Watson (née Booth) 1786
Ann Haworth (née Booth) 1784
John Booth 1786
Benjamin Haworth 1790
John Booth Haworth 1790
John Eddie 1807
Susanna Eddie (née Crosby) 1818

Physical attributes & manufacture

Dimension Value Notes
Length 1800mm approx
Width 1060mm approx


October 2022
South Porch
Holy Trinity Churchyard


Oct 2022

Largely intact, with some wear in places that makes some lines of text illegible (especially Frances Susannah Booth's date and age and Jane Hardy's date and age). There is a small broken/cracked area on the RHS, about halfway down.


East Yorkshire Family History Society, Hull Holy Trinity (Churchyard only) Monumental Inscriptions (2010 ed.), no. 800. The text, taken from Barton's 1860 MS, has some small errors/variations.


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