Alfred & Ellen Keyser plot | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Alfred & Ellen Keyser plot


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Memorial details

Family name Keyser
Burial date Not known
Burial capacity 2 (Full used)
Burial depth Not known
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Burial visible (1991)?   

Rectangular Gothic revival chest tomb by George Lingard; the long sides bear inset inscribed panels flanked by pairs of inset Teutonic pattée crosses. Each corner is ornamented by a red marble column with a foliated capital, and the the top slab is engraved with a Latin cross.

This chest tomb forms an ensemble together with the smaller adjacent sarcophagus (plot 285), the burial of two of Alfred and Ellen’s children. Both memorials sit on top of a massive granite stone slab, engraved in the south-east corner with the name “Lingard”.

Chest tomb inscriptions

Front (facing path):

In memory of
Alfred Keyser
Born March 24, 1816 died October 14, 1879
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
St James 1.27


Ellen Keyser
Wife of Alfred Keyser
Born on November 14th 1818 died September 11th 1894
“Blessèd are the pure in heart for they shall see God.“


Condition: satisfactory

Chest tomb stonework intact, stone lid is broken in two across middle.

Slab plinth has been severely cracked by invasive sapling growth.


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