In Latin: In memory of a most loving father, William Hooper, merchant of this city, [a man] of no common mark. When he had lived for 65 years, he left this city in the hope of finding a better, not made by man but everlasting in Heaven. He died on 17th January 1682/3. "For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." Heb. 13. V. 14. Benjamin, from the beginning the second son and heir of [his] father, in sorrow placed [this monument]. [Translation by John Parker, "Reading Latin Epitaphs."]
Afterlife: Looked for*.
Literature: Biblical citation.
Year of death: 1683.
Age at death: 65 (classed as: Adult).