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The Tait Memorial Window

The Tait Memorial Window

The Tait Memorial Window in the north transept commemorates the five daughters of Dean Archibald Campbell Tait and his wife Catherine. Aged between 10 years and 18 months, they died in a 33 day period from 6 March to 8 April 1856. Even in those days of high infant mortality their deaths caused a sensation. The children were all buried in Stanwix graveyard, where there is a memorial to them. Two other children escaped infection. Dean Tait was soon afterwards appointed Bishop of London, so he and his wife and surviving children did not have to return to the Deanery.