Some Memorial Inscriptions - Taxal, Cheshire
St James's Churchyard

See also transcriptions of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at St James's Church, Taxal, available by courtesy of Joyce Eyre and Marjorie Ward.

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 20th March 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Martha Ann WYLD w/o Robert WYLD,
2 July 1861, 22
Mary, d, 10 Nov 1860 15 weeks
Ellen, w/o Robert WYLD of Beech View,
Whaley Bridge 20 Oct 1897, 56

A2. James BOTTOMS of Haybottom,
12 May 1873, 75
Elizabeth, w, 15 March 1862, 66
Elizabeth, d, 3 May 1841 9 months
Arthur, s, 15 July 1847, 17
Robert, s, 18 Nov 1847, 20
Mary, d, 24 June 1850, 17

A3. Kirkis SOUTHERN, 16 Nov 1840, 80
Ann, w, 23 Dec 1858, 80
The children of Kirkis & Ann,
William, May 15th 1816, 9
Isabella, June 9th 1820, 21
Ann, April 26th 1827, 21
John SOUTHERN the above Grandson,
Jan 30th 1853, 28

A4. Mary, w/o George BARLOW,
29 May 1771 - 11 June 1811

A5. Joseph MELLOR of Carr Farm Disley, 27 May 1848, 77
Ellen, w, 10 March 1860, 81
John, s, 18 Sept 1818, 18
Nancy & James died in infancy
Peter MELLOR 21 Jan 1849, 26
Samuel MELLOR, 4 Jan 1854, 54
Thomas MELLOR 6!! April 1861, 59
Hannah, d/o above & w/o John HILL, 30 June 1865, 56
Arthur MELLOR 23 Jan 1893, 65
Mary w/o Arthur MELLOR, 7 April 1893, 74

A6. Simeon SWINDELLS, 29 April 1867, 64
Mary, w, 17 May 1862, 63
George, s, 24 June 1810, 9 months
Mary Elizabeth, d, 7 Dec 1848, [looks like] (23)

A7. John LEES of Taxal 5 Nov, [looks like] (1854, 60)
Alice, w, 18 May 1864, 74
William LEES 17 April 1862, 43

A8. John HAGUE of Horwich, 29 Jan 1886, 80
Olive, w, 26 Dec 1841, 28
James BLOOR, grandson 18 Oct 1867, 5 months

A9. Robert BENNETT, 10 Sept 1842, 73
Martha, w, 6 Nov 1842, 67
Children of Robert & Martha
Ales 3 Nov 1798, 7 months
William, 12 June 1806, 1 yr
Robert 14 Feb 1809, 11 months
Elizabeth, 19 March 1811, 1yr & 4 months
Mary, 14 Nov 1819, 3yrs & 2 months
Alice Staffoi, 29 May 1841, 22yrs & 8 months
John, 13 May 1843, 39

A10. John JACKSON, 13 Sept 1852, 38
Charles JACKSON of Whaley Bridge, 25 April 1886, 56
Rebbecca, w/o Charles JACKSON, 13 Oct 1886, 69
Margaret Ann & Thomas their children died in infancy

A11. Samuel DIXON of Tunstead, 30 July 1866, 33
Martha, w, 8 Nov 1914, 80
Elizabeth, d, 1 April 1862, 4yrs
George, s, 23 April 1895, 33

A12. Jane, w/o Thomas DUNN of Nook Farm, 23 May 1847, 34
Samuel, s/o Thomas & Naomi DUNN died in infancy
Ann, w/o George DUNN, 1 Nov 1832, 52
Elizabeth, d/o John & Ann HAGUE 11 April 1861, 57

A13. Jeremiah GARLICK of Kettleshulme, 24 May 1867, 73
Catherine, w, 22 Jan 1876, 70
Mary BOOTHBY, d, 17 March 1862, 32
Emma Elizabeth, w/o John BALL, 21 March 1917, 48

A14. John PHEASEY of Norwich [Horwich] End, 26 June 1868, 47
Elizabeth, w, 19 Nov 1879, 58
James, s, 13 July 1914, 60
Ellen, w/o James PHEASEY, 30 June 1940, 78

A15. James COLLIER of Walker Farm, Kettleshulme, 3 Feb 1897, 87
Mary, w, 28 Feb 1878, 70
George, s, 4 Dec 1899, 67
James COLLIER, s, of Manchester 4 May 1900, 68
Nancy, w/o James COLLIER of Manchester, 23 Jan 1882, 48
and was interred near by
James COLLIER of Madscar Farm,
s/o James & Nancy, of Manchester, 27 Jan 1933, 70

A16. Henry PEARSON 2 Oct 1876, 36
Frank Vernon WILLIAMSON 19 Sept 1882, 3 yrs
Mary WILLIAMSON 22 July 1942, 76
Jane PEARSON 25 June 1951, 84

A17. Joseph BEARD, 27 May 1872, 47
Martha, w, 19 April 1887, 67
Byron, s, 9 May 1852, 1yr & 8 months

A18. George HIBBERT of Goits Head, 25 Jan 1837, 88
Hannah, w, 14 March 1836, 87
John, s, 27 Feb 1852, 78
James LOMAS of Shawstile, 27 Dec 1855, 73
Hannah his wife, 20 June 1867, 87

A19. William FORD of Horwich End, 17 Nov 1900, 73
Hannah, w, 18 Sept 1913, 81

A20. James TAYLOR of Kettleshulme,
26 years Clerk of this Parish
30 August 1847, 75
Sarah, w, 1 July 1833, 51
James, s, 12 Sept 1824, 19
George, s, 29 Jan 1853, 37

A21. George HULSE of Horwich, Whaley Bridge, 16 Nov 1873, 77
Alice, w, 9 Sept 1880, 83
Alice FARRINGTON, d, 30 August 1854, 26
Susanna, Jane Elizabeth, James & William
their children who died in infancy

A22. Robert BENNETT of Horwich, 23 April 1845, 51
Betty, w, 22 June 1860, 68
David Bennett YATES, Sgt Flight Engineer No 158 Squadron
R.A.F. born 6 Nov 1922, Killed in Action 26 Feb 1943
"Pro Patria Dimicans"
Hilda YATES, mother of above, 6 July 1953, 60
Harry YATES, h, 8 Feb 1972, 80

A23. Matthew COLLIER of Dowry, Taxal,
24 Sept 1826 - 9 Dec 1905
Sarah, w, 15 May 1828 - 24 Feb 1899
Edward, s, 29 Sept 1858 - 14 Jan 1865
Mary Elizabeth, d, 17 April 1865 - 9 Sept 1931

A24. Susan, w/o John PHEASEY, 13 Jan 1897 48
John, above, 8 Feb 1929, 81
Frank Williamson H.L.I. Grandson killed in action at Ypres, 25 Sept 1917, 22
Joseph WILLIAMSON J.P., of Light Birch, 13 Dec 1943, 72
Elizabeth, his w, 4 March 1946, 74

Separate Memorial, same Grave
Joseph WILLIAMSON, 8 Jan 1985, 81
Elsie May, wife & mother, 26 April 1997, 92

A25. Charles COLLIER of Greenhouse, Horwich End,
24 April 1849 - 24 June 1896
George Edward, s, 8 July 1874 - 15 August 1910
Mary Ellen, d, 16 May 1876 - 6 June 1928
Emma, his wife, 25 March 1849 - 21 June 1928

A26. Robert JACKSON, late of Lyme Handley,
16 Feb 1905, 74
Harriet Hope JACKSON, 2 March 1883, 48
Mary Hannah JACKSON 30 April 1869 - 13 July 1914
John Brocklehurst JACKSON, 25 Sept 1864 - 11 Sept 1947

A27. Thomas GARLICK 17 April 1841 - 20 May 1908
Ann, w, 2 March 1892, 52
Richard William GARLICK 5 Nov 1883, 4yrs
Betty SMITH 8 Dec 1886, 70
Kezia, w/o James NORTON, 1 June 1892, 24
Kezia Ellen GARLICK, 2 Oct 1930, 77

A28. Thomas William, s/o Thomas & Rachel BROCKLEHURST,
Of Rainow, 27 April 1888, 19
William BROCKLEHURST, 4 Dec 1890, 71
Thomas BROCKLEHURST 30 Dec 1889, 72
Mary Ann BURGESS 17 March 1911, 89

A29. James MECDHAM, of Kinder nr Hayfield,
28 March 1891, 78
Alice, w, 25 Dec 1893, 78
Ann, d, 22 Dec 1858, 3yrs
Sarah, d, & w/o Thomas MARSHALL, 20 Sept 1901, 59

A30. John Edward BEARD, 4 May 1934, 67
Lizzie, w, 4 Feb 1946, 79
Cecilia, d, 3 Oct 1896, 15 months

A31. Robert Joseph BEARD, 18 Jan 1905, 35
Mary Alice, w, 22 Feb 1954, 83
Percy BEARD, 10 Oct 1983, 80
Annie Lilian BEARD, w, 7 July 2002, 94

A32. Joseph WATERHOUSE, 28 June 1937, 83
Margaret, w, of Rock Bank, Whaley Bridge,
15 July 1909, 56
Sarah, d, 3 May 1882, 3yrs
Joseph, s, 3 May 1886, 9yrs
Edwin, s, 2 Dec 1891, 6yrs
Edith, d, 4 Nov 1947, 73
Hannah, d, 11 Oct 1950, 61
Mary, d, April 1961, [looks like] (81)

A33. Mary WATERHOUSE of Kenley, 7 August 1880 - 21 March 1957
John Froggatt WATERHOUSE, 2 Sept 1881 - 1 June 1960
George WATERHOUSE, 26 Oct 1904 - 6 May 1909
[Ed: I have no idea whether this is Kenley in Shropshire or a,
local placename within Taxal. John appears to have been born in New Mills
according to 1891 (Chapel en le Frith) & 1901 (Fernilee) census entries]


A34. Harold HILL, 16 March 1952, 68
Jane Sewell, w/o Harold HILL, 20 Oct 1938, 55

A35. Joseph HILL of Whaley Bridge, 19 March 1927, 77
Mary w, 4 Oct 1926, 72
Robert COMMANDER, 26 Feb 1912, 76
Ann, his wife, 17 May 1908, 75

A36. Fred, s/o Fred & Ada TRUEMAN,
Of Diglee Farm, Furness Vale, 21 June 1901, 5yrs
Fred, above, 4 Nov 1917, 48
Ada, above, 10 Sept 1957, 84
John, s, 12 July 1958, 59

A37. John, h/o Sarah LITTLEWOOD,
Of Clayton, late of Whaley Bridge, 12 June 1898, 76
Sarah, above, 12 March 1907, 84
Annie, d, & w/o William K. SOUTHERN 9 Jan 1941, 63

A38. Mary Edith, w/o Charles Herbert BOTTOMS,
15 March 1898, 37
Jane BOTTOMS 4 June 1914, 83
Charles BOTTOMS, 23 June 1916, 87
Lucilla Jane, d, 9 Sept 1948, 80
Theresa, d, 26 July 1949, 95

A39. Hannah, w/o Thomas ARNFIELD, 20 Sept 1891, 35
Julia Elizabeth, w, 14 Dec 1920, 56
Harry, s/o Fred & Florence SAYLES, 18 Jan 1915, 15 months
Thomas ARNFIELD, 22 Dec 1933, 77

A40. Samuel GARLICK, 19 March 1896, 68
Hannah, w, 11 Sept 1891, 60
James GARLICK, brother of above, 24 March 1907, 60

A41. Lydia Ann, d/o William & Millicent BROCKLEHURST,
of Charles Head, 3 Oct 1903 7 yrs
Joseph & Millicent their infant children
Millicent, w, above, 15 Dec 1930, 67
William, above, 24 Nov 1944, 81
William, s, 8 Jan 1963, 70
Eliza Jane, w/o William Arthur BROCKLEHURST,
9 May 1966, 76

A42. Nelly, d/o John & Mary NALL,
Of Hockerley, near Whaley Bridge,
Born 22 July 1864 and died after five days illness
at 5 Maida Hill, West London, W. 19 June 1884
and was interred here on Tuesday 24 June 1884
Mary, eldest d, 20 May 1859 - 28 July 1907
Francis, youngest s, 25 April 1868 died at Calgary,
Alberta, Canada 30 Jan 1920

A43. John NALL,
Late of Hockerley near Whaley Bridge,
17 March 1831, died at Marple Bridge 19 Feb 1895
and was interred here on 22 Feb 1895
Mary, w, 27 July 1832 died at Marple Bridge 26 Feb 1901
And was interred here on 2nd March 1901
Joseph NALL. B.A., Camb., M.R.C.S., Eng,
2nd s/o above 11 March 1857 - 9 Jan 1908
Sarah d, 15 Jan 1862 - 21 August 1935

A44. Samuel NALL, B.A. Cantb,
In medical practice for many years in Disley
and neighbouring districts. 27 Jan 1855 - 29 June 1924
Elizabeth Hannah, w, 1 Nov 1869 - 1 Feb 1960

A45. John William EXLEY,
Of Oak Dene, Whaley Bridge 18 Oct 1862 - 3 April 1927
Rose, w, 1 March 1867 - 30 July 1922
Norman Cecil, s, Military Medal, 22 Nov 1930, 38
Percy William, s, July 1889 - Dec 1936

A46. Benjamin FROST of this parish 6 August 1828 - 26 Dec 1894
Ann, w, 10 April 1828 - 30 Sept 1912
Annie, d, 18 July 1866 - 3 Nov 1913
Their children Margaret 9 Feb 1856 - 29 Jan 1857
Annis Margaret, 31 Dec 1860 - 2 Jan 1876
Benjamin Stubbs, 13 April 1863 - 29 April 1888
Who rest near the Yew Tree.
John George youngest s/o above [looks like] (13 Nov 1891) - 20 March 1928
Frederick Carsar Rangely 4 August 1868 - 9 Oct 1948
[Ed: There is a birth registration of Frederick Caesar R. FROST at
Macclesfield, in Sep 1/4 1869 8a 105, courtesy of FreeBMD]


A47. James MORTEN,
Of Whaley Bridge 6 March 1921, 76
Mary Jane, w, 7 Oct 1928, 83
Also children of above
Eddie 21 Sept 1874, 15 months
Clara 14 Jan 1882, 4yrs
Harry, lost at sea, August 1890, 25
Louisa, 14 August 1931, 60
Also William Shepherd LAYCOCK
Son-in-law, h/o Mary Edith LAYCOCK,
31 Dec 1927, 48

A48. Mary, w/o Jacob MORTEN [the "N" is backwards]
Of Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, 10 Sept 1882, 34
Jacob, above, 12 Sept 1912, 61
Mary MORTEN 11 Dec 1943, 69
Arthur MORTEN 28 June 1953, 73

A49. Elizabeth, w/o John MORTEN, 24 May 1886, 52
Elizabeth, d, 6 May 1883, 18
Hannah Ann, d, 28 Feb 1886, 16
Margaret Annie, d, 21 March 1888, 21
John Henry, s, 21 Jan 1889, 16
John, above, 26 Sept 1916, 80

A50. Thomas EVANS,
Of Stone Heads 2 Feb 1888, 63
Jane, w, 22 Feb 1893, 70
Betsy Ann, d, 27 Dec 1858, 12
Sarah, d, 23 July 1874, 18
Mary, d, 9 Jan 1882, 27
Ther're gone but not forgotten

A51. Thomas PHEASEY,
Of Horwich End, 12 July 1885, 52
Hannah, w, 25 May 1914, 78
Edith, d, & w/o John MORTEN, 5 Dec 1937, 66
John MORTEN, 27 March 1944, 73

A52. John Thomas COLLIER,
Of Whaley Bridge, 13 March 1911, 50
Harriet Ann, w, 19 Feb 1943, 79
Walter, s, 18 Jan 1903, 8yrs

A53. Edward PHEASEY,
Of Orich [Horwich] End 31 Oct 1885, 54
Elizabeth, w, 25 March 1889, 66
His suffering were but short
No skill his life could save
No human aid could relieve
Nor save him from the grave
We cannot tell who next may fall
Beneath thy chastening rod
One must be first but let us all
Prepare to meet our God

A54. James HAGUE, 19 June 1919, 82
Sarah, w, of Horwich Lodge, 16 Dec 1827 - 20 Jan 1895
Martha, w/o Joseph BLOOR of Manchester 6 August 1857 - 5 June 1880
Sarah, w/o the above above, 2 May 1930, 80

A55. Agnes Louisa, w/o William George KEMPSTON,
Of Highleigh, Whaley Bridge 18 June 18908, 33
Ethel Mary youngest child 18 June 1897, 18 months
Agnes Mary KEMPSTON, 27 Dec 1901, 12 months

A56. Fred SLEIGH of Bridgemont, 17 July 1941, 75
Martha, w, 9 Feb 1941, 75
William HALL, 2 July 1897, 58
Hannah, w, 3 May 1926, 88
George HALL, s, 8 July 1918, 55

A57. Joseph DRINKWATER,
Of Springbank Whaley Bridge, 29 Dec 1880, 72
Elizabeth HANDFORD, 22 Jan 1865, 59
Mary A.H. DRINKWATER (Pollie) d/o above,
12 Nov 1845 - 26 may 1882
Elizabeth H.M. DRINKWATER grand-daughter,
26 Jan 1855 - 3 August 1884

A58. Eleanor Jane, w/o George REEKIE of Whaley Bridge,
10 June 1923, 75
George, above, 10 June 1931, 85
Hannah REEKIE, w/o Ernest, 24 Dec 1880 - 18 Dec 1971
Ernest Pearson REEKIE Capt Royal Scots,
26 April 1883 - 25 Nov 1973

A59. William BENNETT,
Born at Folds Fernlee, 11 Dec 1815,
Died at Odd Rode, Cheshire 22 Feb 1878, 63
Mary, 9 July 1817 - 1 July 1885, 68
Edward, s, 4 May 1929, 72
Mary Elizabeth, d, 25 March 1930, 71

A60. Robert WARD of Horwich End 29 Sept 1874, 28
Fred & Martha Ann son & daughter of Robert &
Elizabeth WARD,
Martha Ann, 7 Feb 1871, 5yrs
Fred, 17 August 1871, 8yrs

A61. James BEARD, of Lyme Handley, 25 Nov 1860, 53
Martha, w, 1 Sept 1880, 77
Joseph, s, 10 March 1846, 6yrs
James BEARD of Hill Crest, Kettleshulme, 13 May 1913, 70
Sarah, w/o James BEARD Jnr, of Wright's Farm, Kettleshulme, 28 July 1903, 64

A62. Samuel COOPER of Tunslead [Tunstead] Milton 10 **** 1861, 85
Elizabeth, w, 8 Oct 1844, 69
Benjamin, s, 12 Oct 1854, 46
Jane, w/o Benjamin COOPER, 28 Feb 1853, 26
Esther COOPER of Shalleross [Shallcross] Mill, 29 April 1873, 67
John COOPER of Tunslead [Tunstead] Milton, 18 August 1878, 75
Samuel COOPER, of Tunslead [Tunstead] Milton 10 April 1890 [looks like] (80)
[Ed: Suggest Tunstead and Shallcross - 30 Nov 2006]

A63. Mary, w/o William HULSE of Taxal 19 Dec 1873, 72
William, above, of Horwich 30 Dec 1891, 93
Reggie HULSE 24 Feb 1927, 12yrs
Fred HULSE, 24 Feb 1953, 72
Florence his wife, 13 Oct 1957, 74

A64. William DOWNS,
Of Whaley Bridge 17 July 1870, 44
Arthur James, s/o William & Louisa DOWNS, 16 Oct 1866, 5 weeks
Anne, d, 16 May 1868, 1yr & 8 months
Charles, s, 16 August 1868, 1 week
Louisa, relict of above, & w/o Edwin RHODES,
Of Furness Vale, 27 Feb 1838 - 26 June 1918

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