Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Loving memory of
Born March 12, 1836,
Died November 13 1909
"Looking unto Jesus, the author
and perfector of our faith"
"The eternal God is thy dwelling
place, and underneath are the
Also of his wife
Born March 12 1842
Died November 24, 192
"My trust is in the tender mercy
of God, forever and ever."
Also of their children
Dorothea Sibella Batley
Died in India 1943
Catherine Georgina Mary
Died at Guildford 1955
Algernon George Batley
Died at Caterham 1963.
James Yorke Batley
Died Hastings 1971
THE LATE REV. WILLIAM BATLEY.-
…He was evidently, by his life and work and conversation, one of those humble-
Extracted from http://www.gospelmagazine.org.uk/january1910.pdf
HASTINGS, Nov. 27th, 1909. DEAR MISS COWELL,-
"The Rev. William Batley, formerly curate of Folkestone, and of Troubridge. £109.288.
"So it appears that all curates are not poor.” -
TOPLADY MEMORIAL SCRIPTURE PRIZES. Rev. William Batley, M,A., presented £210 to the Board in Trinity Term, 1906, to form an endowment for a Prize in memory of Rev. Augustus Montague Toplady, Hymn -
The Reverend William Batley Almshouse Charity's charitable objectives: Almshouses for respectable and deserving persons (whether aged or infirm or otherwise) inhabitants of the parish of Fairlight. To provide money for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of almshouses or for additions or amendments thereto. To augment the income of the charity, but primarily for repair and upkeep of buildings.
They married 20 April 1871 and lived at Fern Bank, Old London Road. William was 78 when he died, and Catherine was 86.
The 1891 census shows:
William Batley (53, Male)
Catherine Anna Cockburne Batley (49, Female)
Catherine Georgiani Batley (16, Female)
William Yorke Batley (15, Male)
Dorothea Isbella Batley (12, Female)
James Yorke Batley (10, Male)