Some Memorial Inscriptions - Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire
St Stephen's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 30th July 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Stone above Porch Doorway
S.S. 1673
Rebuilt, A.D. 1834

A2. Edward COOPER,
18 Oct 1882, 62
Ann BARBER, sister,
26 Oct 1894, 64
Thomas BARBER, h,
27 Sept 1895, 75

A3. Betty DAWSON,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
5 April 1831, 78
Edward DAWSON, brother,
1 March 1838, 85

A4. Edward DAWSON,
4 Aug 1781, 60
Elizabeth, w,
14 July 1801, **, [missing]

A5. William DAWSON,
Late Cow Dale, 16 April 1873, 72
Jane, w, William DAWFON [DAWSON], 29 June 18*5, 87 [looks like an 8] (1885)

A6. Hugh HEALD, 27 Jan 1803, 62
Helen w/o Hugh, 29 Auguft 1816, 82

A7. John BOOTH,
Of Macclesfield Forrest,
13 May 1877, 53

A8. Mary, w/o James ETCHELLS,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
2 Dec 1873, 66
Marion Elizabeth, d/o
John & Fanny HAYWOOD,
6 May 1886, 4yrs
Fanny HAYWOOD,
10 Dec 1894, 41
John HAYWOOD,
9 Nov 1914, 65
C.M. HAYWOOD (Carrie), d,
10 March 1925, 35

A9. Edward, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth DAWSON,
Of Macclesfield Forest, 21 April 1873, 46
Hannah, d, 14 June 1873, 44

A10. Margaret, d/o William & Mary HORNOCK,
Of Rainow, 21 Jan 1791, 1yr
William, s/o George & Eve SWINDELLS,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
21 Nov 1836, 39
Eve, 17 Jan 1838, 65
George 13 Nov 1852, 86

A11. Ruth, w/o James BROUGH,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
21 Oct 1884, 78
James, 30 May 1885, 75
William BULLOCK, s-in-l,
Of Lower Bridge Gate, Sutton,
14 March 1901, 64
Elizabeth BULLOCK, w,
1 Dec 1923, 78

A12. Sarah, w/o Francis BULLOCK,
23 July 1865, 45
Francis 7 April 1875, 70

A13. Mary, w/o Joseph THORPE,
Of Hollins Lane, Sutton,
12 Oct 1876, 45
Joseph THORPE, 6 March 1909, 84
John, s/o Joseph & Mary of Sutton,
10 June 1863, 5yrs & 10 months

A14. James BARLOW,
of Bank Top, Higher Sutton,
6 Feb 1852, 29
Martha BARLOW,
Greenways Farm, Macclesfield Forest,
28 Feb 1914, 89
Joseph, s, of Greenways Farm,
27 Nov 1907, 63
John, s, of Greenways, Rainow,
8 Nov 1922, 71
Mary, d, 4 Aug 1936, 90

A15. Frances Ann, d/o
Joseph & Elizabeth TRUEMAN,
Of Wildboarclough, 9 April 1821, 5yrs
Joseph TRUEMAN,
24 May 1882, 47
Elizabeth TRUEMAN,
8 July 1908, 70

A16. John LONGDEN,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
23 Sept 1881, 70
Fanny, relict, 10 Aug 1884, 75

A17. James TRUEMAN,
16 April 1887, 58
Ruth Ann, w/o James,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
2 Feb 1896, 50
Sarah Ann, d,
28 Dec 1922, 46
James, s, 7 Feb 1965, 85

A18. Sarah, w/o Francis BULLOCK,
23 July 1865, 43
Francis BULLOCK,
7 April 1875, 70

A19. James BULLOCK,
Of Dimply, 11 Feb 1892, 41
Rosa, d, 20 Dec 1890, 3yrs & 4 months

A20. Matthew ETCHELLS,
Of Beaufield Lawns, Northamptonshire,
Late of Lower Bawl Greave, Maccld Forest,
14 Sept 1904, 71
Ellen, w, 14 April 1932, 83
Elizabeth, d, 25 May 1875, 5yrs
Erasmus, s, 19 June 1908, 24

A21. Joseph ROBINSON,
Of Hooley Hey, Rainow,
22 Sept 1894, 60
Joshua ROBINSON,
15 Sept 1932, 72
Elizabeth Anne, d/o
Joseph & Hannah ROBINSON,
Of Rainow, 4 June 1874, 13
In Robes of Innocence and love,
Her virgin soul is drest,
And all the angle hosts above,
Rejoice to see her blest
Hannah, w/o Joseph ROBINSON,
12 May 1907, 71
Amelia ROBINSON,
18 July 1936, 62

A22. Joseph GOODWIN,
20 Nov 1872, 83
Elizabeth, w, 21 March 1863, 69
John, s, of the State Farm,
Macclesfield Forest,
11 Jan 1881, 64
Sarah, w/o John GOODWIN,
2 May 1904, 88
also in this yard Sarah, d,
9 Oct 1836, 3yrs
George Barnabas, s,
20 June 1841, 14

A23. [Auth: this section missed on photo, will re-do]
7 Sept 1863, 74
Afflictions sore long time she bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give her ease,
And free her from pain
Elizabeth, d, & w/o Joseph GOODWIN,
24 April 1894, 66
Joseph GOODWIN,
2 May 1899, 74

A24. James, s/o, James & Martha ETCHELLS,
14 Feb 1862, 13 months
Sarah, d, 27 March 1865, 16 months
Matthew, s, 16 March 1867, 7 months
John, s, 8 June 1868, 3 weeks
Eli, s, 18 April 1871, 12 months
James, the above,
2 March 1897, 78
Martha, widow,
3 April 1924, 90

A25. Solomon, s/o James & Sarah ETCHELLS,
Of Macclesfield Forest, 22 May 1837, 7yrs
Sarah, w, 29 Jan 1841, 30
James, h, 10 Nov 1855, 58
John, s/o John & Esther ROBINSON,
2 Dec 1866, 2 weeks
Matthew, s, Jan 1871, 5 months
John ROBINSON, 15 Aug 1876, 46
Esther ROBINSON, 24, July 1899, 67
Thomas ROBINSON,
17 March 1934, 69

A26. Betty, w/o James COOPER,
Of Kerridge, 21 March 1856, 68
James COOPER, 1 Oct 1864, 76

A27. Thomas BARLOW,
5 Jan 1863, 71
Mary, w, 31 May 1876, 76
James, s, 6 Feb 1852, 29
Thomas, 5 Aug 1871, 51

A28. John BARLOW,
Of Hines Clough Farm,
Macclesfield Forest,
8 Aug 1817 - 20 Oct 1885
Sarah, w, 11 Dec 1910, 88

A29. James BARLOW,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
10 June 1869, 72
Mary, relict, 2 March 1887, 84
James, s, 19 Aug 1887, 52

A30. William BARLOW,
14 April 1884, 48
Lawrence Billinge, s/o
William & Elizabeth BARLOW,
4 Feb 1889, 5yrs
Alice Elizabeth, d,
21 Nov 1891, 22

A31. James ETCHELLS,
12 Feb 1931, 89
Martha, w, 18 March 1887, 39
Albert Smith ETCHELLS,
15 March 1887, 1 month
Peter Thomas ETCHELLS,
28 Dec 1893, 15
Sarah Ann, d,
13 Feb 1945, 64

A32. Richard WARREN,
17 Oct 1900, 83
Charlotte, w, 27 May 1890, 64
Elizabeth WARREN,
Late of Crooked Yard,
Macclesfield 28 June 1916, 58
Charlotte WARREN, d,
Of Warrilow Head,
28 April 1933, 77

A33. James CORBISHLEY,
of Forest Chapel House,
12 April 1867, 88
Ann, w/o Elijah CORBISHLEY,
8 July 1873, 47
Elijah, 29 Jan 1900, 66

A34. *****, w/o William COOPER,
Of Clough House Farm,
Macclesfield Forest,
30 March 1880, 59
William, 25 May 1881, 62
Ada, w/o Herbert Waller COOPER,
Of Cawsworth [Gawsworth?], late of Clough House Farm,
7 Aug 1942, 72
Herbert Waller COOPER,
23 Dec 1946, 84
Terence COOPER, s,
9 Jan 1977, 78
Fred COOPER,
6 Dec 1877, 19 months

A35. John, s/o John & Ann KIRK,
Of Rainow, 3 March 1836, 4yrs
Ehnaberh, d, 27 Dec 1847, 3yrs
Mary, d, 5 April 1833, 26
Martha, d, 13 Sept 1836, 32
Sarah, d, 13 Dec 1868

A36. Robert NEEDHAM,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
5 Dec 17*3, 80

A37. Mary, w/o Thomas LOMES,
Of Gorts [Goyts?] Head, 25 March 1757, 43
[unable to read any more]

A38. Ann, w/o Thomas TRUEMAN,
9 Dec 1811, 73
David TRUEMAN, 7 June 1869, 4yrs

A39. Sarah, w/o John KIRK,
18 March 1799, 32
Sarah, d, 21 April 1799, 1yr
John, h/o Sarah KIRK,
27 Dec 1829, 64

A40. Edmund TRUEMAN,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
13 April 1821, 69
June, w, 9 Nov 1831, 80

A41. William WILFHAW [WILSHAW],
Of Macclesfield Forest,
June 1759, 75

A42. Ann, w/o George GOODWIN,
Of Long Clough, Macclesfield Forest,
14 Jan 1781, 86
George, 8 Oct 1783,
[Auth: his age has been inscribed/ altered to 105 years
It is more likely to be 85yrs]


A43. Sarah w/o Joshua ROBINSON,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
13 Dec 1826, 53
Jane, d/o John & Alice ROBINSON,
2 Jan 1833, 2 months
Joshua, s/o John & Alice,
29 May 1849, 19

A44. Joseph, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth DAWSON,
Macclesfield Forest,
12 Jan 1839, 3yrs
Joseph DAWSON, father,
23 March 1871, 75
Elizabeth, the above named,
28 June 1881, 78

A45. Jane, d/o Jonathan & Martha TRUEMAN,
23 Nov 1844, 2yrs
Jonathan, 11 Nov 1885, 7yrs
Hannah, d, 26 Sept 1858, 15
Philip, s, 10 Nov 1842, 5yrs
Joseph, 24 Nov 1842, 3yrs

A46. James SUTTON,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
26 Nov 1862, 76
Mary Ann, w,
8 Dec 1891, 88
John, s, 10 July 1891, 59
James, s, [piece missing]
Mary Ann, d,
11 Sept 1938, 61

A47. William OSBOURNE,
25 Sept 1887, 51
Elizabeth, w, 24 Feb 1911, 60
Sister Bertha OSBOURNE, d,
Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.
26 Oct 1953
Emily TAYLOR, d,
26 April 1963

A48. William COOPER,
Late of Twelve Ashes Farm,
Macclesfield Farm,
14 Dec 1892, 66
Jane, widow, 15 Feb 1906, 89

A49. Sarah, w/o John BARLOW,
Of Macclesfield Forest,
16 Feb 1890, 60
John BARLOW,
Late of Winshawtop Farm,
19 Dec 1911, 74

A50. Mary, w/o Isaac WILSON,
30 Jan 1893, 51
Isaac, 23 July 1915, 77

A51. Martha, w/o Joseph FOX,
Of Brownlow Farm, Sutton,
16 April 1834 - 17 Jan 1877
Joseph FOX,
25 Jan 1900, 65
James BULLOCK,
Of Todt Hill Farm, Macclesfield Forest,
8 Dec 1908, 76
Fanny, w/o James BULLOCK,
22 March 1911, 84

A52. James COOPER,
Of Winshaw Farm, Macclesfield Forest,
6 June 1813 - 20 Oct 1880
Ann, w/o Thomas COOPER,
23 Dec 1883, 33
Arthur, their son, 18 Feb 1884, 10 weeks
Mary COOPER, 12 April 1887, 32
James COOPER, 14 July 1888, 72
Elizabeth Ann COOPER,
20 Jan 1802, 28
Fred, grandson of Ann & Thomas,
21 May 1984, 68
Helen, w/o the above,
6 Aug 1989, 66

A53. Solomon JODRELL,
1 Oct 1869, 47
Sarah, w, 23 Feb 1875, 41
Jenny JODRELL,
20 May 1898, 82

A54. Frances, w/o Ralph SHUFFLEBOTHAM,
Of White Hills, Macclesfield Forest,
29 May 1814 - 8 Aug 1873
Ralph, 27 Feb 1818 - 18 May 1900
Phoebe, d, 28 Feb 1854 - 25 April 1913

A55. Jonathan TRUEMAN,
Of Higher Sutton,
15 Aug 1889, 24
Solomon TRUEMAN,
His father,
6 Oct 1905, 70
Ann, relict of Solomon,
12 April 1910, 76

A56. Edwin HILDITCH,
18 Feb 1890, 66
John Henry, s, 24 Nov 1890, 39
Sarah, w, 14 Feb 1906, 79

A57. William BILLINGE,
Of Brough Farm, Wildboarclough,
11 April 1890, 57
Maria, w, 20 April 1892, 77

A58. William COBHAM,
15 Aug 1898, 45
Alice Jane, w/o William,
15 Sept 1927, 68

A59. Joseph NIELD, 18 Feb 1915, 75
Late of Ferrisa Farm, Macclesfield Forest,
Maria, w, 16 June 1930, 80
Jabez, s, 13 Sept 1939, 61
Sarah Jane, w/o the above,
Late of Top Close Farm,
29 Jan 1956, 77

A60. Judith, w/o Amos TRUEMAN,
Of High Ash Farm, Wildboarclough,
25 Oct 1900, 59
Amos, 4 March 1921, 79

A61. Amos TRUEMAN,
Of Long Hill, Buxton,
11 May 1902, 30

A62. Rachel, w/o Lawrence PICKFORD,
Of Walker Barn, Rainow,
20 April 1900, 28
Lawrence, s, 26 Jan 1899, 13 Months
Ellen, 2nd w, of Eddisbury Farm,
15 Dec 1925, 69
Lawrence, the above, 10 March, 1931, 64

A63. Ethel Ruth EARDLEY,   Cremation
24 March 1984, 70
Levi, h, 28 June 1981, 80

A64. May & Oliver WARD,   Cremation
Re-united 30.12.1990 [30 Dec 1990]

A65. Neal Stuart WALLACE,   Cremation
23.5.1919 - 26.1.1991

A66. Ian Patrick GRAYBURN,   Cremation
1960-1992

A67. John GIBBS,   Cremation
1916 - 1996


INSIDE THE CHURCH
B1. Plaque on Wall
To the memory of the
Rev Samuel HALL, many
Years Minister of this place,
Who departed this life in
August 1779, in the 49th
Year of his age
Alfo Mary wife of the
above Samuel HALL
who departed this life
July 1820, aged 78 years

B2. Plaque on Wall
In gratitude to those who served
In the Great War, 1914 -1919
A. BELFIELD
J. BELFIELD
S. BELFIELD
W. COCKITT
N.L. HOLLAND
J.E. ROBINSON
R. STUART
O. WARD

B3. Benefaction
Mr Edmund BROUGH, late of the City of Worcester
and formerly of Wildbore Clough in the County of Chefter [Chester]
left by Will bearing date the sixth of September one thoufand
feven hundred and ninety fix [1796] the sum of 100£ the intereft of
which to be given away every Candlemas Day for ever to the poor
of Maccleffield Foreft [Macclesfield Forest] and Wildbore Clough by the parfon of the
Foreft Chapel and the two Overfeers of the two Townfhips but
not to any of the poor who have any relief from the Parifh

The Memorandum was erect at Expense of the two Townfhips
The twenty eight of Auguft in the Year one Thoufand eight Hundred and two [1802]
George MOUNFEY [MOUNSEY], Minifter ) of Maccleffield Foreft
 [Macclesfield Forest]
 )
William DAWFON [DAWSON], Overfeer ) 
Joseph MOTTER, Head [MOTTERHEAD] Overfeer ) of Wildbore Clough

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