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Plaque erected by parishioners in memory of Francis Netterville Watkins, trustee church warden and treasurer of the church. Francis Watkins died in 1860.
We have this day (June 18) seen a beautiful piece of sculpture, erected in St. John's Church, to the memory of Francis Watkins, Esq. The tablet, which represents an arch of white marble, is in the Tudor Gothic style. In each corner of the arch is the Tudor rose, with a white dove in the centre of the arch and two cherubims on each side of the dove, the arch is supported by two columns, and the whole is mounted on a black marble frame, which gives it a beautiful appearance. This tablet was executed by J. H. Sealy, Esq., of Sydney, Elizabeth Street, to whom all praise is due, both as regard to style and workmanship.
Empire (Sydney, NSW), 19 June 1861.
|Address:||195 Church Street, St John`s Cathedral, Parramatta, 2150|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.815922|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||J.H.Sealy (Sydney)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 18th June, 1861|
Is Erected By The Parishioners of St John's Paramatta (sic)
In Grateful Remembrance Of
FRANCIS NETTERVILLE WATKINS, Esquire
A Trustee Church-Warden And Treasurer For Upwards Of
20 years, And Under DIVINE PROVIDENCE, One Of The
Principal Promoters Of The Rebuilding Of This Church.
In Humble Faith In The LORD JESUS CHRIST And In
Simple Reliance Upon His All- Sufficient Atonement, He
Ended A Life Of Active Benevolence and Usefulness
November 16th 1860. Aged 58 Years.
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acception
that Christ Jesus came into the World to save Sinners.