Born: null 1757

Died: 31 January 1840

Map Location: 16

Inscription

SACRED TO THE Memory of THOS MARKLAND Esq WHO DIED JANY. 31, 1840, Aged 83 years

How lov’d how honor’d once ______ thee By whom lamented or by whom begot This heap of earth alone remains of thee Tis all thou art and all that we shall be

Alas, my Father!

 

Further Information and Sources

The four lines of poetry appear to be based on Alexander Pope’s Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, lines 71-74:

How loved, how honour’d once, avails thee not,
To whom related, or by whom begot;
A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
‘Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

 

Entry for Thomas Markland in Dictionary of Canadian Biography