Wordsworth Family Memorials

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Wordsworth Family Memorials

Other memorials in the South Chapel commemorate John Wordsworth, the poet’s cousin, born in Yorkshire in 1754, and his wives Anne Gale and Elizabeth Littledale, both from Whitehaven. John was a captain in the East India Company (as was the poet’s brother). He died of yellow fever on board The Atlantic out of Whitehaven and is buried beside Anne.

Anne was ‘a sweet woman’ in Dorothy Wordsworth’s judgement, and her memorial clearly agrees:

A disposition eminently benevolent, lively affections regulated by a sound judgment & tempered with the gentlest manners endeared her to numerous friends & procured for her general love and esteem.