Some Memorial Inscriptions - Bosley, Cheshire
St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 17th March 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. John BAYLEY, 18 July 1885, 64
Ann, w, 30 March 1908, 84

A2. Samuel BAILEY, 7 May 1877, 76

A3. Robert WILLIAMS, 18 Feb 1894, 75
I've reached at last my native land,
A place I truly love
Clothed in my saviours spotless robes
And joined the host above

A4. Martha Lobb RHEAD
Formerly of Tunstall, 9 July 1888, 28
Jane RHEAD nee LOBB
mother of above, 20 May 1889, 66
Ezra Lobb RHEAD
Of Manchester s, 19 Oct 1940, 76
Alice Ann RHEAD, wife of above
14 April 1948, 82

A5. Sarah, w/o Daniel MASSEY
Of Swallow Dale, Bosley
21 October 1916, 50
Joseph Hadfield, s, 23 Oct 1898, 4 months
Daniel MASSEY, 9 August 1918, 54

A6. William TATTON
Of Style Meadows Farm, Bosley
12 June 1905, 90
Alice Livinia, d, 22 Sept 1912, 36
Elizabeth TATTON, w,
18 Nov 1842 - 16 Sept 1922

A7. Samuel CHEETHAM
Who died 2 Nov 1901 at
21 Charing Cross, London, 69

A8. Elizabeth Ann, w/o George HULME
Of Macclesfield, 8 May 1886, 33
George Joseph, infant son 19 March 1881, 4 months
And was interred at Leek Cemetery

A9. Sarah Ellen, d/o Edward James & Harriet JOLLEYS
6 April 1889, 10 months
Harriet, above, 13 March 1891, 32
William, s, 25 April 1891, 15 months
Edward James JOLLEYS, 28 October 1911, 53
Peter JOLLEYS 25 Feb 1919, 71

A10. Phoebe, w/o Joseph SHUFFLEBOTHAM
Of Bosley, 31 Dec 1899, 77
Joseph, above, 3 Dec 1901, 84

A11. Annie Vernon MARLOW
Of Bosley, 9 June 1872 - 30 Jan 1913

A12. Sarah, w/o Charles DALE
Of Chaff Hal[l], Bosley, 21 Jan 1903, 70
Charles DALE, above, 25 Jan 1912, 85
Ann Elizabeth, d, 2 July 1927, 61
Loved by all for her kindness to others
Abner, s, 12 Dec 1933, 74

A13. James GEE
Late of Macclesfield, 12 Dec 1885, 79

A14. Thomas MALKIN
of The Hollins, 10 Nov 1882, 62
Mary Ann, w, 29 Jan 1908, 84
Alice, d, 9 March 1911, 57

A15. Samuel EARLAM, 12 June 1884, 60
Phoebe, d, 21 Nov 1891, 20
Sarah EARLAM, widow of Samuel
11 June 1912, 84
John, s, 1 Sept 1917, 57
Samuel Earlam, s/o Leonard & Frances A. MASON
3 Jan 1909, 13

A16. Robert BRINDLEY
Of Kill Hill, Bosley, 1814 - 1890
Elizabeth BRINDLEY, w, 21 July 1901, 83
Elizabeth BUXTON, d, 3 June 1943, 84
Jessie Brindley WARBURTON
d, formerly of Kill Hill, Bosley
6 Feb 1980, 94

A17. Henry Brindley SLACK
Of Buglawton, 5 Sept 1877, 66
Mary, w, 28 Feb 1888, 67

A18. Arthur Horatio HEAPY
20 Dec 1920, 68
Olive Ann, w, 8 Oct 1904, 41
Elsie Olive, d, 22 Oct 1896, 7yrs
Doris Millicent, d, 28 Aug 1895, 8 months
Ivy Grace, 7 Oct 1904

A19. Peter Taylor ARNOLD
Of Lower House, Bosley
12 Nov 1821 - 22 Sept 1898
Joseph Wiliam, s,
9 Jan 1869 - 26 June 1914
Sarah Ellen, w/o first named
24 Nov 1926, 80
Sarah Ellen, d, 1 March 1944, 77

A20. Sarah Casey SHAW, w/o Isaac SHAW
Of Primrose Bank, Bosley
6 May 1899, 68
George Riley, s/o Edward & Mary SHAW
15 April 1905, 15

A21. Emma Ruth, w/o Francis LOWNDES
Of Key Green, Bosley,
4 Jan 1811 - 26 May 1881
Elizabeth L. CHEETHAM
12 Jan 1807 - 23 June 1867
Francis LOWNDES, above
23 April 1826 - 15 April 1889
Hannah BROSTER
Of Highfield House, Bosley
15 Dec 1804 - 25 Feb 1882
Olivia, w,/o George LOWNDES
6 March 1814 - 13 June 1801 [as inscribed]]
should be 1901
George LOWNDES
12 April 1832 - 2 July 1913

A22. Isbella, d/o Andrew & Sarah Ann JACK
15 April 1883, 8yrs
William Andrew SKEEN
23 Feb 1885, 20
James Henry SKEEN, 11 Dec 1888, 22
Rachel, w/o William SKEEN
29 Sept 1902, 72
William SKEEN, 2 April 1906, [age has flaked off]

A23. Edmonton over 51 seas, Canada
Pte William BARNES s/o
Henry & Mary BARNES of Bosley
Who was killed at Farnham, 14 May 1916, 24
He bravely answered his country's call
Thy will be done
Henry BARNES, above, 4 August 1948, 80
Mary, w, 28 May 1948, 79
[Ed: the CWGC site records that William served in the Canadian Infantry -
further confirmation this is Farnham in Canada rather than in Surrey!]


A24. Emma, w/o William WRIGHT
Of Bosley, 16 Sept 1904, 72
William, above, 23 Dec 1905, 74

A25. Joseph, h/o Bertha OLLIER
12 Nov 1920, 36
Bertha, above, 17 March 1945, 59

A26. Thomas, h/o Harriet A. GOODWIN
Of Morris Green, Bosley, 15 Sept 1931, 66
Harriet A, above, 28 Feb 1957, 83
Thomas GOODWIN, s, 25 April 1981, 77
Harriet Ann, d, & w/o Samuel BULLOCK
23 June 1980, 79
Reunited 23 May 1989, 87
[no name for this inscription but it may be for Samuel]

A27. Elizabeth Highfield, w/o Joseph CHEETHAM
Of Stoney Fold, Bosley, 31 March 1879, 38
Elizabeth, w/o Joseph CHEETHAM, above
30 May 1891, 64
Joseph CHEETHAM, 1 Dec 1907, 78

A28. Joyce GASKELL, w/o Joseph
Of Knipersley Park, 20 August 1860, 68
Joseph GASKELL
of Knipersley Park, 20 August 1860, 68
Joseph GASKELL, above
3 Sept 1866, 77

A29. Sarah, w/o William HUDFON [HUDSON]
d/o George & Hannah BENTLEY
7 April 1766, 21

A30. Richard NEWTON, the younger
Of Bossely who was buried
11 March Ano Dom 1684

A31. [This is the oldest stone]
Underneath reheih the bodies
Of Richard NEWTON and William
his sonne both interred the 21 day of
Auguft Ano Dom, 1671
[We have a Photograph of the NEWTON Gravestone]

A32. Abraham SLACK
Of Mill House, Bosley, 17 May 1866, 56
Kezia, w, 3 June 1881, 68

A33. Elisabeth, w/o John HORDERN
Of the Minn-End, 20 March 1807, 69
John HORDERN, above, of the
Mill-End, 29 Oct 1808, 85

A34. Mary, w/o William WEBSTER
30 Dec 1748, 70
William WEBSTER, above
23 April 1761, 88
William BULLOCK
Artificial Fly Maker, a relative of the
above who died at Macclesfield
10 June 1880, 67

A35. M.H. BRASSINGTON
Wesleyan Minister, Queensland
10 March 1894, 26

A36. Elifabeth [Elisabeth], d/o John & Mary BOOTH
Farmer of Buglawton, 12 July 1791, 18

A37. John RILEY 2 August 1867, 52
Hannah RILEY, w, 24 March 1882, 72
Isaac, s, 5 Dec 1888, 48
Hannah, d, 22 April 1908, 61
John James ARNOLD, 25 Dec 1943, 69
Annie Mary, w, 20 March 1949, 80

A38. William TRUEMAN, 12 March 1877, 80
Mary TRUEMAN, 12 Jan 1879, 82

A39. Isaac TRUEMAN, 10 April 1871, 29
Matthew Davenport TRUEMAN
s/o Isaac & Nary [Mary?] TRUEMAN
3 March 1872, 2yrs
William, s, 18 June 1887, 21

A40. Charles WOODWARD
Of Bosley, 7 August 1872, 46
John Charles WOOD
30 June 1887, 1yr & 6 months

A41. Sarah, d/o Sampson & Hannah TRUEMAN
Of Bosley, 11 April 1870, 22
Samson [as inscribed] TRUEMAN, above
18 Feb 1889, 86
Hannah, w/o Samson, above
30 May 1889, 85
Mary, d, 21 March 1887, 60

A42. A stone set against the wall, west side, reads
This house and these schools were erected
by voluntary contributions with the aid of a grant
from the National School Society A.D. 1839

INSIDE THE CHURCH
B1. The gifts of Edward DAWSON the younger of Bosley.
He left to the poor of this Town, Twelve pounds.
The interest to be paid on Friday next, before Christmas Day
For Ever
Also he gave towards the building of the Parsonage House twelve pounds
He departed this life March the second 1736

B2. THIS CHAPEL
Was enlarged in the year 1834 by which
means 110 additional Sittings were obtaines
and in consequence of a Grant from the
Incorporated Society for promoting the
enlargement, building and repairing of Churches
and Chapels, 100 of that number, are hereby
declared to be free and unappropriated for ever
in addition 300 appropriated Sittings formerly provided
Wm SUTCLIFFE B.A. Minister
J. CHAPMAN & J. VERNON, Chapel Wardens

B3. The Reverend Mr John GIFTON
Once Minister of this Chappell by his last Will
Left two hundred pounds, the interest of which is to
be yearly paid to the Preaching Minister of the Chappell
provided he comply with the reftrictions mentioned
in his said Will.
He departed this life 4 January 1725

B4. John Hilditch ADAMS
Late of Calcutta, formerly of London.
He died on his passage home from India Dec 11 1830
And whose mortal remains lie committed to the deep
In the bay of Bengal
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it.

B5. To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
George Edward O'BRIEN, M.A. Oxon
Vicar of this parish 1891 - 1916
Buried in Henfield, Sussex, Dec 2nd [19]69
This tablet is erected in most affectionate
remembrance by his friends

B6. Memory of William BURGESS
Of Bosley, 10 April 1824, 80
Mary, w, 17 Feb 1826, 78
Armenall BURGESS, d, 26 Nov 1795, 37

B7. Anne Matilda, w/o N.Henry STEVENS, Esq
Of Finsbury Circus, London, 11 Feb 1860, 41

B8. John Willians NOWELL
Railway Contractor 21 Dec 1851, 45
Sarah, widow of above and 2nd d/o
Nathan PERCIVAL of Kiln Hill, Bosley
22 May 1875, 66

B9. The parapet of this Tower was restored
In the memory of Leslie & Selina ROBERTS
May 1989

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