Huddersfield Chronicle (18/Feb/1893) - Death of W.R. Haigh, Esq., J.P.

William Roulston Haigh was a Leeds born woollen merchant who moved to Huddersfield in the 1860s, residing at Deadmanstone Hall, Berry Brow, with his wife and daughter. He was a council member of the Huddersfield Chamber of Commerce from 1867 until his death and became a J.P. in February 1876. He died suddenly in London on the evening of 13 February 1893 and his body was returned to Huddersfield where he was buried on 17 February.

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Death of W.R. Haigh, Esq., J.P.

Another of our sons has gone, has passed
The border in the fulness of his years:
He tilled the sphere in which his life was cast
With credit, and those left will blend their tears
With thoughts of his kind countenance; the eyes
Which saw the very secrets of one’s breast,
The ripe, apt speech, quick at retort, replies
No more; the mind’s rich store that he possessed
Has ceased to coruscate; his kindly heart,
Firm in its fealty and love of worth,
Has ceased to beat; no more will it impart
Warm thought — on earth no more will he go forth,
But still he leaves sweet memories; he served his kind
So well, we scarcely hope another such to find.