John Whiteley's Headstone

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John Whiteley's Headstone.

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Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth.

SACRED

to the memory of the

REV JOHN WHITELEY

WESLEYAN MISSIONARY

Who fell in the course of duty

Slain by the hands of rebel Maories

Near the White Cliffs on the 13 Feb 1869

After having wrought with singleness

of heart for the spritual welfare

of colonists and Natives during a period

of36 years.

He was in the64 year of his age

______

Servant of God well done

Rest from thy loved employ

The battle fought  the victory won

Enter thy Masters joy.

Soldier of Christ well done

Praise be thy new employ

And while eternal ages run

Rest in thy Saviours joy.

______

Also

MARY ANN WHITELEY

Widow of the above

Who died October 5th 1880

Aged 76 Years

 

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