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Death of Mr J. A. Hayward. 1922

Loughborough Monitor and Herald - January 19th 1922

Death of Mr J. A. Hayward

A painful surprise was caused in the Parish Church on Sunday last when the vicar read out from a telegram he had received that Mr John Alfred Le Mesurier Hayward, for many years a highly respected resident of Quorn, had died on Saturday at his home in Jersey. The deceased gentleman, who was connected with the aristocracy of the Channel Islands, was for over 20 years an ardent worker in the church, holding the office of vicar's warden for some time; he was also a Sunday School superintendent.

His first wife died in 1915, and was buried in Quorn churchyard, and some three years ago the deceased gentleman, who resided at Quorn Place*, allied himself in marriage with the family of Ticklerton Court, Church Stretton, Shropshire. He was amongst other things a genius in the matter of mechanical construction.

As soon as the date and time of the funeral in Jersey is known at Quorn there will be a memorial service in the Parish Church at the identical moment when the interment is taking place.

* Now known as The Quorndon Fox

This is Thomas Dexter's recollection of Mr Hayward from the 1890s:

"The next on our list is Mr J A Le M Haywood who lived at Quorn Place, described earlier. He was tall and distinguished in appearance, a staunch churchman who always read the lesson at the Sunday morning service. He was the Sunday School Superintendent who did his best to ensure that the scholars had a good grounding in church doctrine. He also instituted the annual Sunday school prize giving service which I think was held in the church in the afternoon of Epiphany Sunday and took the form of the carol service for which he trained the children for some weeks beforehand. He was quite a musician. In addition to the children, the full church choir took a full part. I received in two years a framed certificate for full attendances at the Sunday school, morning and afternoon. The afternoon service was held in the church and conducted by the vicar. The Haywards had no family and Mrs Hayward was very much the lady, splendidly dressed and we used to wonder whether she ever wore the same bonnet twice. They had two maids, sisters, who were pressed into service at the afternoon school, they were nice young women and I like to think they enjoyed their little bit of service."

 Submitted on: 2011-07-12
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1297
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