30 May 2013

Southern Cemetery #6: John and Enriqueta Rylands

'John Rylands
of Manchester.
Born 7. Feb. 1801. Died 11. Dec. 1888.
In Living Memory.'

John Rylands's grave is the largest in Southern Cemetery, although the metal enclosure has been removed. Rylands was a rich Manchester textile merchant and philanthropist who lived at Longford Hall, Stretford, from 1857.

'Enriqueta Augustina
of Manchester.
Born 31. May. 1843. Died 4. Feb. 1908.
In Loving Memory.'
Enriqueta was John's third wife and his chief heir and executor. She founded the neo-Gothic John Rylands Library in Deansgate, Manchester, as a memorial to her husband. It was designed by Basil Champneys and was opened to the public in 1900.

My other posts on Southern Cemetery graves:

The Manchester Sound
L. S. Lowry
Maria Pawlikowska–Jasnorzewska
David Martin
George Ghita Ionescu
John Cassidy
Jerome Caminada
George Freemantle
Leo Grindon and Rosa Grindon
Eric Thompson

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