Some Memorial Inscriptions - Audlem, Cheshire
St James the Great's Churchyard

Note: St James the Great's Churchyard has only about five stones still in situ. Some are being used as walkways to the church, others have disappeared entirely.

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 29th March 2008. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. John GOULDBOURN of Wilksley
18 June 1824, 42

A2. Joseph GOULDBOURN late of Wilksley
1 December 1820, 65
Elizabeth GOULDBOURN
19 January 1835, 75

A3. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas JENNINGS
late of Audlem, 1 February 1851, 44

A4. Elizabeth, w/o John TRICKETT
12 June 1872, 57

A5. Thomas NICKSON, 12 September 1804, 57
Ann, w, 8 July 1800, 52
Daniel Tomkins, s, 11 April 1836, 55
Mary, d/o John & Elizabeth NICKSON
of Butterley Hayes, January [missing] age 70

A6. The following inscriptions are from stones being
used as a walkway.

A7. [The top part of this stone has been
cut at an angle to fit into a stone slab]

72yrs
also of [missing] d/o John & Sarah NICKSON
born 14 May 1816 and died 4 August 1861 at
Souville, near Lausanne in Switzerland and was
interred in the Cemetery at Ouchy

A8. Elizabeth NICKSON, 2 July 1821, 76
John NICKSON, h, 19 July 1826, 86
John, s/o John & Sarah NICKSON
of Butterley Hayes, born 25 March 1812, and died an infant
Elizabeth, d, 27 August 1829, 15
Charlotte, d, 20 February 1838, 20
Elizabeth NICKSON, 10 December 1847, 66

A9. John GOULDBOURN late of Wilksley
8 July 1835, 53
Mary GOULDBOURN, d/o Joseph & Mary
GOULDBOURN, 19 June 1843, 13 weeks
Ann, d, 12 July 1853, 4yrs
Richard, s, 3 May 1858, 2yrs

A10. John LATHAM
late of Audlem, 26 July 1860, 58

A11. Jane, w/o Alfred ELLIOT of Swanbach, Audlem
4 October 1859, 41
Mr Christopher LUMLEY who died at
Swanbach, Audlem, 29 October 1859, 69
Elizabeth VICKERS of Swanbach
25 November 1873, 64
interred at Audlem, 29 November

A12. Abraham LEA of Hankelow, 20 April 1863, 63
Eliza, w, 7 September 1863, 52

A13. Thomas MINSHALL
of Little Heath, 8 August 1849, 69
Ann, w, 26 February 1849, 59

A14. Charles HARVEY, 31 December 1860, 44

A15. Elizabeth BENNION, w/o Joseph BENNION
late of The Rookery, 15 January 1821, 59
Joseph, above, 22 February 1838, 80

A16. William, s/o John & Hannah BELLYSE
22 March 1813, 10 months
Jane, d, 8 June 1833, 15
Hannah, d/o Richard Dod BAKER Esqr
of Lightfield, and w/o John BELLYSE, Surgeon
of this place, 25 August 1851, 66
John BELLYSE, 20 December 1860, 74

A17. Ralph HILL, 17 December 1759, 50
Sarah, w, 17 July 1769, 68

A18. John KNIGHT of Audlem, 19 May 1817, 72
Mary, widow, 13 March 1834
John, s, January 1823, 29
Mary, d, 4 March 1816, 19
John ARMSTRONG, Esqr of Audlem
27 December [looks like 1852], 60
Arabella ARMSTRONG, 6 March 1857, 65

A19. Mary, w/o John Ms [missing]
28 October 1861, 71

A20. Sarah Ann d/o Joseph & Mary HASSALL
of Buerton, 27 October 1861, 6yrs
Joseph, above, of Buerton Farm, Audlem
1 September 1889, 63
George William, youngest s, 15 February 1890, 16
Mary, w/o Joseph HASSALL, 17 December 1917, 87

A21. Mary, d/o Robert BARNSHAW
of Woolfall, 10 September 1865, 5yrs & 6 months

A22. Hannah DOWNES, 3 January 1861, 60

INSIDE THE CHURCH (on the Walls)
A23. William Newall Maxwell NEWALL
4th s/o James NEWALL of Goldiela, Dunfries [Dumfries]
son-in-law of John Knight ARMSTRONG who
died at The Hollies, Roby, near Liverpool
20 December 1899, 44
Jack Hainsworth MAXWELL, Sub-Lieut, Drake Bn
Royal Navy Div, Royal Navy, killed in action on the
outskirts of Beaucourt Village, France, whilst bravely
leading his Company though wounded, 13 November 1916, age 21
Buried in Ancre River Cemetery.
Also his wife, Marian Perrin KNIGHT who died at Greenbank
27 November 1961, aged 102

A24. William Jones ARMSTRONG, 2nd s/o John
And Arabella ARMSTRONG who died
at Edinburgh , 23 October 1919, 87
Jessie ARMSTRONG who died at
Edinburgh, 15 April 1888, 56
Edith Arabella Knight ARMSTRONG
Their only child, who died at Greenbank
12 February 1940, 70
[Ed: there are 4 places named 'Greenbank' in Cheshire -
none of which appear to be near Audlem!]


A25. Near this place, lie the remains of
John KNIGHT, late of Whitchurch, Esqr who
died 11 November 1789, 56
Mary, w, 26 June 1793, 58
With five of their children
Thomas, 22 April 1757, 9 days
Elizabeth, 8 October 1759, 3 months & 8 days
Mary, 6 September 1761, 1yr and 7 weeks
Frances, 18 March 1762, 4months 18 days
Anna Maria, 19 September 1769, 7 weeks
[Ed: Whitchurch, Shropshire?]

A26. Samuel HARDING, Gent
5 July 1790, 65
Elizabeth, w, 31 January 1794, 63
George, s, 3 October 1785, 21

A27. Stephen Bellott JACKSON
of The Hollies, Audlem and of Rye Flatt
Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Derbyshire
Churchwarden at Audlem for fifteen years
wo died 31 July 1918. Also Sara Maria his
wife, and d/o John Mare HARRISON, M.R.C.S
wo died 24 December 1922,
Both greatly loved

INSIDE THE CHURCH (elsewhere)
A28. Arthur ATKINSON, Priest for 30 years
Vicar of Audlem, [1865-95] who fell asleep
October 24th 1915 age 81
Also
Henry Noel ATKINSON, D.S.O
2nd Lt, Cheshire Regt who was killed in action
at Volaines [Violaines], France October 22nd 1914, age 25
These four windows are dedicated by Vrsvla [Ursula]
Mary Atkins, wife and mother

A29. Hannah HALL, late of Royal Green
7 January 1784, 66
Edward JONES, 21 March 1817, 63
Hannah relict of Edward JONES has caused this
tablet to be erected as a token of her affectionate regard
Hannah, w/o Edward JONES, 20 July 1845, 79

A30. M's Margaret ROBERTS, 15 April 1815, 61
This tablet is dedicated by Hugh OWEN, Esqr
Captain in His Majesty's 18th Regiment of Hussars

A31. William BAKER of Highfield, Architect
29 November 1771, 66
Jane his relict, d/o George DOD of Highfield, Esqre
17 March 1763, 72

A32. John ARMSTRONG Esqr of Audlem
Who died XXVII, MDCCLVII age LX
Arabella his wife, March VI, MDCCCLVII, aged LXV
John Knight eldest s/o John & Arabella ARMSTRONG
who died at Wharton Hall, Winsford, November 15th, 1901
Marianne Dudley w/o John Knight ARMSTRONG
November 9th 1881

A33. Thomas KNIGHT, Gent, 5 June 1755, 66
Likewise
Elizabeth, w, 15 November 1755, 60
Thomas KNIGHT, grandson, 22 April 1757

A34. Arabella Frances, only d/o John & Arabella ARMSTRONG
Of Audlem, Cheshire, and d/o late Charles CLAY of
Whitchurch, Salop, who died at Whitchurch
November 1st MDCCCXCVII aged LXVIII
This tablet is placed by her only surviving child

A35. The vault underneath lie the remains of
Elizabeth and Joseph LATHAM of Woolfall, gent
In this township, 24th November 1814, 35
Mary, d, 20 November 1814, 13
Joseph, above, Gent, 31 July 1833, 55
John, s, 23 April 1831, 27

A36. Richard Dod BAKER, Church Warden
s/o William BAKER, late of Highfields
23 September 1902, 46
This tablet was erected by parishioners and friends
as a mark of esteem

A37. John Henry SALMON
s/o Rev'd Henry SALMON
Vicar of Longdon in the county of
Worcester for 30yrs, Master of the
Free Grammer [Grammar] School in this parish
By Elizabeth his 2nd wife who died
23 January 1789, 18
This was erected by his afflicted and affectionate mother

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