Monday, April 23, 2007

Death of Lady Stafford (grandaughter of the Signer)

Source: The Catholic Mirror, November 22, 1862, p. 5, copied from the London Weekly Register.

Letters received by the English steamer of this week have brought intelligence of the death of Lady Stafford, at the summer residence of her sister, the Duchess of Leeds, at St. Leonard’s-on-the-Sea. She was the second daughter of the late Richard Caton, Esq., and granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. She has lived abroad for nearly fifty years, holding a high position in English society, honored and beloved by all who knew her. What is best to say of her, she never forgot in the midst of the world the duties and obligations of her religion, and closed her long life of seventy years, strengthened and consoled by the holy sacraments she knew so well how to appreciate. Within the last few years she has not only contributed very largely to the foundation of charitable and religious establishments in England, but also made princely donations to similar works in her native country. One among the others we shall soon see in our own city--a charity hospital for the poor. My God reward her generosity in heaven!



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