A transcription is provided because this stone is so unusual:
THIS STONE is erected by Subscription to the Memory of MARY MALPAS the beloved daughter of JOHN & ANNE MALPAS who at the early age of 15 years & 10 months was on the night of June 28th 1835 most basely and cruelly murdered in CHAPEL FIELD HUNSTERSTON by THOMAS BAGGULEY an elderly Married MAN He escaped the punishment of the law by adding his own Death to that of his INNOCENT VICTIM.
. . . ? was the place and dark the midnight hour/Which gave sweet MARY to the Ruffian' pow'r/Stedfast in faith and strong in virtue's might/She fell a Martyr on that awful Night/Now safe from sin and harm She rests secure/among the blessed who in heart are pure.
Mary had been a domestic servant for 12 months, and her murderer was a labourer for the same employer, a married man with 8 living children. He enticed her from her bedroom with a false story about her mother being ill, tried to assault her, and when she resisted he strangled her. He then hanged himself in a farm building.