Mrs. Walter Weld – Obituary February 1925

Page 22, 7th March 1925



With much regret we have to record the death, on February 24, of , of whom an appreciation will be found in Our ” Et Ctera ” columns. The funeral took place at St. Joseph’s, Birkdale, last Saturday. In the absence, through illness, of her son, the rector of Stonyhurst, the Rev. Walter Weld, S.J., the requiem Mass was celebrated by Mrs. Weld’s nephew the Rev. Robert de Trafford, S.J. The chief mourners were Mr. Francis Weld (son), Mr. John Weld-Blundell (son), Mrs. Frederick Weld (daughter), Mr. Berkeley-Weld (nephew), and Mr. Frederick Weld (son-in-law); Mrs. John Weld Blundell was unable to be present owing to sickness. Among others present were Mr. H. J. de Trafford (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. Snead-Cox (nephew and niece), Mr. F. N. Blundell, M.P., and the Misses Margaret and Agnes Blundell, Commander Weld-Blundell, Major Fitzherbert-Brockholes, M.C., and the Hon. Mrs. FitTherbert-Brockholes, Major Trappes-Lomax and Mr. Christopher Trappes-Lomax, Major and Mrs. Blundell, Lieut.-Colonel Formby, Mr. and Mrs. Lonsdale Formby, Mr. and Mrs. Walmesley-Cotham, Lady Mallinson, Mrs. Mostyn and the Misses Miriam and Hermione Mostyn, Mr. George Chamberlain, the Rev. 0. Blundell, 0.S.B., Mr. Joseph Kenyon, Miss Anderson (on behalf of her father, the Mayor of Southport), the Very Rev. J. Turner, and others, including many representatives of the congregation of St. Joseph’s, Birkdale, of which Mrs. Weld was the oldest member, having attended its services since her marriage fifty-five years ago. There were many wreaths, among them one from the servants at Weld Road, one from Mr. Weld’s office staff, and one from the Incorporated Law Society of Liverpool.

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With much regret we record the death on Monday last, after a long illness fraught with much suffering, of Agnes Mary, wife of Mr. Edmund J. Bellord, hon. treasurer of the Catholic Truth Society. The deceased lady, who died at her home in Ennismore Gardens, was a daughter of the late Mr. Alfred Purssell, of Hampstead, a founder of Westminster Cathedral. The requiem Mass was celebrated at the Brompton Oratory on Thursday, followed by the funeral.—R.I.P.

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