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Solly Memorial, Worcester Cathedral

from Lynne Burlingham

This article was originally published in the May 2006 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society

To the most beloved and revered Memory

of  RICHARD SOLLY of York Place Portman Square LONDON Esqr

who whilst on a Tour of Pleasure with his Family was seized with an Inflammation

of the Intestines, which in five Days terminated his Life at Malvern

on the 13th September 1803 in the 33rd Year of his Age

His Remains are deposited in a Vault near this Place where also his wretched Widow

Intends hers shall be placed when it shall please the God of Mercy and

Of Comfort to remove her from her present State of Misery

He married on the 10th of Octr 1799 FRANCES only Child of Sir Frederick Flood Bart

of  IRELAND and had Issue FRANCES ELIZABETH born on the 12th of September 1800

FREDERICK born on the 7th Augt 1801 and JANE CAROLINE born on the 30th April 1803



If the best and most beloved of Men whose supreme Solicitude on Earth was to promote

the Happiness of her who now pays this last sad Tribute of Affection to his Memory

could behold her occupied in the pious Office, he would know all she must now feel

whose every Admiration, Joy, and earthly Hope, centred in himself.

May that divine SAVIOUR in whose Presence she trusts he is now rejoicing, vouchsafe

to his afflicted Widow, heavenly Faith and Patience, till through the Merits of

the same REDEEMER, she shall be united with him in eternal Happiness

And may he grant that their fatherless Infants, following the Footsteps of their

much revered  and honoured Parent, may share the Reward of Virtues like his own


Richard Splly Memorial

[44 in Solley Register (Sole Society); Richard Solly 1771-1803, son of Isaac Solly and Elizabeth Neal, Partner in Isaac Solly and Son, married Frances Flood at St Georges, Hanover Square, London]

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