Robert Pattinson - Age 81 Years

A plaque inside All Saints' Church dedicated to Robert Pattinson. Photograph - Mike Welton

The plaque on the wall reads;

(Near to this monument) beneath (the stone inscribed with his respective name lie) interred the remains of Robert Pattinson of Easington who died on the 15th day of August 1808 in the 82nd year of his age. He was distinguished by beneficence to his numerous relatives by liberal charities to the poor and by activity, intelligence and success in his profession of grazier and agriculturist his residuary devises and executor in pursuance of the intention of the testator as expressed in his lifetime to make some permanent provision for the poor of the parish of Easington has vested in trustees, a close called Stockhill situate in the east field of Skeffling, late the property of the testator, containing four acres and has directed that the rents thereof shall be applied for ever, under the direction of the minister/churchwardens, and overseers of the poor of Easington, for the time being in the education of and in the provision of books for the children of the poor of the parish. The deed of trust is enrolled (in) the Court of Chancery.

Parish Register; 1808 Aug 18th Robert Pattinson, Proctor.

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