heritage-john-haberfield

 

Sir John is entombed in the vaults beneath the Anglican Chapel and this memorial is on the wall inside the chapel. Memorial reads :-

In memory of

Sir John Kerle Haberfield Knight

Born 23rd October 1785 Died 27th December 1857

He served the office of Mayor of the City of Bristol six times

And was seven times Governor of the Corporation of the Poor

The generous hospitality and bountiful charity which distinguished his life will

Long be remembered in the city the interests of which he was always the first to promote

He was ever ready to assist those struggling with pecuniary difficulties and to relieve the poor

He died universally beloved and lamented in an affectionate regard for his memory

His friends have erected a monument in the Mayors Chapel in Bristol

To perpetuate his worth and their loss

His widow pays this last tribute of deep affection to her husband

In the place where his remains are interred

 

Also in remembrance of Sarah widow of the above

Who died at her residence 41 Royal York Crescent Clifton

“Full of good works and alms deeds” she died  IX ACTS..36