Tyne and Wear HER(13400): Gosforth, Church of St. Nicholas, grave of John Ramsay - Details
Gosforth, Church of St. Nicholas, grave of John Ramsay
Religious Ritual and Funerary
John Ramsay (1707-1782) aged 75. His gravestone is inscribed with this epitaph: YE POLITICIANS STOP AND PAUSE! A PATRIOT LIETH HERE, WHO LOVED HIS COUNTRY AND ITS LAWS, AND LIBERTY HELD DEAR. TO MATHEMATICKS HE INCLINED, HIS MIND WAS ALWAYS GAY. AN HUSBAND GOOD, AND PARENT KIND, WAS HONEST JOHN RAMSAY.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 157