Bawburgh – St Mary and St Walstan Church (James Reeve)

This is the grave of James Reeve located in the churchyard of St Mary and St Walstan Church. There’s not much of a story I can tell here, but I liked the inscription which reads:

“LIfe is transitory and fleeting, death uncertain as to his approach”.

James Reeve was baptised in the church on 27 September 1771, the son of Henry Reeve and Mary Reeve. He married Martha Petchell in the church on 2 December 1802. James died on Wednesday 18 March 1829 at the age of 57 and was buried on Thursday 26 March 1829 at a service overseen by the curate Edward Postle. It’s a reminder though of how important the church was in the lives of communities, where individuals would be baptised, married and buried all at the same location.