Southampton Old Cemetery
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of James Henry Hurdis and his wife, Charlotte.
James Henry is named as son Rev James Henry Hurdis D.D. (1763-1800), Professor of Poetry at Oxford University who died suddenly when son James Henry was just one year old.
Two faces of the inscription can be seen within a folder of pictures of the cemetery - here -
This little angel is about four or five inches high.
The whole memorial is perhaps eight or nine feet tall. This and four other angels are in the centre section, which has a praying angel at each corner and between them what appear to be mediaeval heads - two male and two female.
There is a Hurdis family history page - here -
which lists this family in originating Sussex
Next to this grave is that of :-
Mary Jane Hurdis ( - 1878, age 70, sister in law)
John Lewis Hurdis ( - 1889, age 88, brother) an accomplished engraver and artist.
John Henry Hurdis (1844 - 1890, age 46, nephew)
(details taken from - here -