Requiem Mass for Charlotte Purssell 1869

Page 23, 1st May 1869

ST. MARY’S, MOORFIELDS.—A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Miss Charlotte Purssell was sung at this church on Wednesday. In his sermon, Canon Gilbert took occasion to speak of the unostentatious charity of the deceased. She had given over £500 to the schools, and had erected an altar of Our Lady in the church, setting apart £80 a year for its maintenance; none but a very few persons knowing of her gifts. According to an old Catholic custom. Miss Purssell had ordered a dole of a loaf and one shilling to be given to 58 poor persons on the day of her burial

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