Rebecca Maplethorpe (née Rebecca Ford 1855-1883): A short life

Published: November 16, 2005    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Church of Saint Helen
Gate Burton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

I have yet to discover exactly where in Knaith, Lincolnshire, Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) was born, but thanks to PH I know now she is buried in the church yard at the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton, Lincolnshire. Rebecca was buried on the 2nd January 1884 having passed away on the 29th December 1883. A short life, and for her family, a very sad new year.

Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883)
Rememberance Card

Despite Gate Burton being just half a mile from Marton, Lincolnshire and having many photographs of the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Marton, I find myself without one of the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton. I will rectify this on my next visit to Marton.

Notes:
Thanks must go to PH a gg granddaughter of Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) for contacting me by email and providing many details regarding the descendants of John Robert MAPLETHORPE 1851-Deceased and Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883).

Thanks also must go to JM another descendant of Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) for providing the burial card.

Updates:
2007-08-31 I finally made the time to visit the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton. To view the 'Gallery' album please click here or to read the update in full please click here.

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