Some Memorial Inscriptions - Wybunbury, Cheshire
St Chad's Churchyard

Note: The Tower is all that's left now of St Chad's Church. The remainder was demolished in 1978 due to subsidence. The church once had a famous leaning tower, but this has now been corrected.

Latest Additions New 2nd May 2009 [collected 10 Sep 2008]

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 2nd March 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. War Grave
Captain E.H. BINNEY
Notts & Derby Regt, died 11 Oct 1917, 21

A2. George HOLLISHEAD, 14 May 1880, 57
Mary, w, 14 July 1874, 55
Ann, d, died in infancy
Mary, sister of George HOLLINSHEAD
Also Mary, d,/o George & Mary HOLLISHEAD
5 Feb 1946, 93

A3. Henry David JOHNSON
Of Holly Mount, Shavington
22 April 1841 - 17 April 1892
Fanny, w, of above, 9 Dec 1918, 74
Henry Benson, s, 28 June 1943, 72
Florence JOHNSON, d, 16 April 1956, 86

A4. Frederick William, s/o Thomas JOHNSON, Junr
Late of Basford, 24 Nov 1851, 7yrs
Thomas, above, 23 Sept 1890, 7* [stone weather worn]

A5. Maria, 21 Dec 1854, 5yrs
Henry, 2 March 1872, 28
John, 20 Nov 1880, 23
Samuel & Phoebe died in infancy
Sons & daughters of Samuel & Mary TEW
of Shavington
Samuel TEW, 10 August 1886, 66
Mary, w, 24 Nov 1822 - 17 Jan 1898

A6. John JOHNSON
Of Weston, 10 Jan 1883, 71
Caroline, d, 3 Dec 1842, 3yrs
Elizabeth, d, 3 July 1847, 13
John, s, 12 Sept 1872, [[looks like] 28]

A7. Sarah Ann, d/o David & Ann ROGERSON
16 May 1866, 3yrs
David ROGERSON, above, 7 April 1882, 61
Mary, w/o Isaac NEWTON
Of Willaston, 25 Jan 1914, 87

A8. William HENSHALL
Of Weston, 6 May 1806 - 14 Oct 1855
Mary, w, 7 April 1814 - 29 August 1889
Samuel, s, 9 Sept 1847 - 20 July 1886
Martha, d, 19 June 1852 - 25 Feb 1873

A9. Martha, w/o James DOBSON
Of Shavington, 6 August 1866, 62
James, above, 21 March 1876, 55

A10. Elizabeth, w/o William SPENCER
Of Willaston, 9 June 1888, 50
John, Ann, Margaret & Jane children of above
Also, William SPENCER
11 Jan 1892, 56

A11. Jane, w/o Thomas CORNES
Of Willaston, 25 March 1893, 62
Thomas, above, 5 Feb 1894, 68

A12. Thomas BRERTON
Of Shavington, 18 April 1875, 71
Fanny, w, 16 Jan 1882, 80

A13. James BRERTON
Of Hunsterton, 20 May 1868, 77
Ann, w, 16 April 1876, 87

A14. John CLUTTON
Of Marsh Lane, Nantwich, 13 Jan 1878, 69
Martha, w, 27 May 1871, 70

A15. John DUTTON
Of Hatherton, 27 June 1885, 63
Charlotte, w, 17 Nov 1921, 94
James, s, 18 April 1934, 71

A16. John WRIGHT
Late of the White Horse Inn, Nantwich
1 Sept 1869, 59

A17. Sarah BROMFIELD
Of Blakenhall, 20 April 1906, 69
Joseph BROMFIELD
Of Blakenhall, 7 June 1833 - 20 Dec 1915
Florence, w/o Joseph, 5 May 1932, 66
William Arnold BROMFIELD, 3 July 1978, 74

A18. John BROMFIELD
Of Betton Coppice, late of Weston
6 April 1905, 74
[Ed: NB Betton Coppice appears to be in Shropshire]

A19. Ann, w/o Joseph SHENTON
Of Hatherston, 13 Sept 1888, 61
Daniel, s, 20 May 1858, 9yrs
Margaret & William died in infancy
Eliza, d, 24 Oct 1897, 35
Joseph SHENTON, above
8 August 1915, 85

A20. Kate, w/o William FURBER
Late of Shavington, 30 June 1867, 42
William FURBER, above, 28 Oct 1889, 70
Mary, w/o Peter TRICKETT
Of the village of Worleston, 6 Dec 1922, 76
Peter TRICKETT ****, [stone weather worn]

A21. Sarah, w/o John HULSE
Of Hartle Brook, 6 Dec 1891, 63
Willie, s, 28 August 1871, 7yrs
Pollie, d, 15 Sept 1871, 5yrs
John HULSE, above, 10 Jan 1909, 84
Martha HULSE, d, 15 Dec 1945, 77

A22. Elizabeth, the fond wife of George THOMAS
Of Shavington, 5 August 1882, 40
George, above, 26 Oct 1909, 69

A23. Mary, d/o James & Sarah NEWTON
11 Dec 1859, 4 months
James NEWTON, 27 March 1883, 66
Sarah NEWTON, 5 March 1901, 78

A24. Jane FEATHERSON
Of Hunsterson, 20 March 1883, 30
Hiram, brother, 4 July 1908, 53
Charles FATHERSON [as inscribed]
Of the Brook House, Wybunbury
5 July 1914, 88
Harriet, w/o above, 31 Oct 1921, [looks like] 91

A25. Joseph CLARKE
Of Shavington, 18 Dec 1847, 29
Jesse, s, 17 Dec 1847, 8yrs
Sarah, d, 13 Jan 1847, 15 months

A26. Eliza, w/o Thomas BATES
Of Wybunbury, 4 March 1894, 21
Thomas Henry, s, 22 Feb 1897, 2yrs

A27. Ellen, w/o Isaac NEWTON
Of Shavington, 21 Nov 1882, 55
Erected by her daughter, Eliza
Isaac, above, 18 March 1915, 88

A28. Erected by Robert & Agnes McADAM
In memory of their daughter Sarah, infant
15 July 1862
Janet aged 4yr and 6 months died 6 March 1865
Garibaldi, s, 10 March 1865
Janet GREGG, sister of Agnes McADAM
15 Dec 1861, 16yrs

A29. [This stone is beside the above McADAM
And Janet is commemorated twice]

Jennet GREGG, 15 Dec 1864, 16
William CREGG, [stone has sunk]

A30. Charles BEECH
Of Checkley, 26 Sept 1871, 82
Mary, w, 20 Jan 1874, 86
Martha 29 March 1846, 17

A31. Ann, w/o George REAY
Of Hatherton, 20 July 1833, 63
Ann THARM late of Hatherton
1 August 1848, 21
George, above, 2 Feb 1867, 83

A32. Hannah, w/o Richard WOODCOCK
Of Stapley, 28 August 1870, 64

A33. James TOPHAM
Of Willaston, 6 August 1884, 71
Agnes TOPHAM, d,
8 Nov 1864 - 16 Feb 1892
Thomas James TOPHAM, s,
9 May 1915, 45

A34. Martha, w/o Richard EDGELEY
Of Crewe, 8 Jan 1882, 33
Richard EDGELEY, above, 9 April 1915, 68

A35. Harriet, w/o John Fallows PEAKE
Of Wybunbury, 11 August 1835 - 12 May 1905
John Fallows PEAKE, above, 12 April 1912, 76

A36. Mary Ann, d/o George & Eliza PEAKE
Of Willaston, 16 Nov 1874, 4yrs & 10 months
George Frederick PEAKE, 12 Oct 1902, 64
Eliza PEAKE, above, 31 Jan 1907, 66

A37. George, s/o George & Betsy EDGLEY
4 Sept 1879, 9 weeks
John Arthur, s, 18 Jan 1881, 5 months
Betsy Ann, d, 4 July 1887, 4yrs & 7 months
George EDGLEY, above, 28 August 1897, 57
Sarah Ann, d, 12 June 1899, 29
Betsy EDGLEY, above, 25 March 1905, 61

A38. Elizabeth, w/o James SPROSON
Of Haugh, 22 Sept 1868, 48
James, above, of Newcastle Road, Shavington
18 August 1906, 80

A39. George BRERETON
Late of Bridgemere, 2 Sept 1810, 67
Sarah, w, 17 Jan 1839, 94
Mary, w/o Abel BRERETON of Hamley,
23 Oct 1822, 45

A40. John SIMISTER
Who died at Cloberley Dole in the parish of
Moreton Sua [Moreton Say or Sea] Salop 7 or 8 April 1867, 49
[the date has been over inscribed]
Margaret, widow of John SIMISTER
Who died at Calverhall, 20 April 1906, 87
Edward, s/o John & Margaret SIMISTER
Who died at Shanington Wood in the parish
Of Moreton, Salop, 25 May 1854, 3yrs
[Ed: Calverhall is also in Shropshire]

A41. Francis Ellen, d/o Joseph & Ellen NEVITT
Of Stapeley, 3 July 1875, 3yrs
Joseph & Ann, their children died in infancy
Agnes, d, 6 March 1881, 17
Joseph NEVITT, above, 13 March 1895, 52
[note: Francis, as inscribed]

A42. Alfred, s/o James & Martha YOXALL
Of Shavington, 20 March 1886, 20
James YOXALL, 10 July 1895, 52
Martha YOXALL, 5 Feb 1917, 71

A43. Ann, w/o Charles JONES
Of Chestnut House, Shavington
10 Sept 1840 - 14 Feb 1926
Charles JONES, above,
6 June 1836 - 16 November 1930
Elizabeth JONES
9 Sept 1869 - 24 Feb 1968

A44. Samuel STEELE, 30 June 1890, 42
Amos, his infant son
Ann, w, 21 April 1929, 84
Harry, s, 7 June 1937, 64
Alice, his wife, 26 Dec 1937, 66

A45. [this stone badly water damaged]
Ann Maria, w/o Samuel LOCKETT
Of Crewe, 10 Nov 1876, 38
Thomas, s, 5 Dec 1883, 22
Samuel LOCKETT
[looks like] 20 Oct 1904, **

A46. William HARRISON
Of Walcherton, 14 Jan 1878, 65
Harriet, d, 14 Oct 1859, 14
Sarah, relict of the above
25 Nov 1883, 72
Samuel HARRISON, 27 Oct 1908, 61
Hannah, w/o Samuel HARRISON
9 Dec 1932, 57

A47. George Craven PALIN
13 August 1967, 67
Parish Clerk of this parish 1955-1967
Bella, w, 18 Jan 1980, 81

A48. Frederick LUNT
Of Crewe, 23 Sept 1839, 48
Hilda, d, 25 Dec 1910, 20
Esther Fannie, w/o above
21 June 1936
Muriel RIDDLES, 5 July 1967, 75

A49. John LUNT
Late of Walcherton, 19 May 1897, 76
Annie, w, 20 July 1912, 84
[Auth: The stonemason has over-inscribed
May. It was originally June]


A50. Joseph SIMPSON
Of Crewe, 19 July 1901, 58
Hannah, w, 10 August 1921, 79
Mary Ellen, d, 20 April 1868, 14 months
Mary, d, 2 June 1890, 18 yrs

A51. Mary COOPER, w/o Thomas
Of Fairfield House, 15 March 1872, 63
Thomas COOPER, above,
Formerly of Nantwich who died at Cardiff
20 Nov 1891, 80
Mary Ann, d, & w/o Robert SAUNDERS
Who died at Cardiff, 7 Feb 1893, 47

A52. Martha, d/o Henry & Hannah COLLIER
of Willaston, 18 March 1857, 8 months & 2 days
Henry COLLIER, 8 Nov 1858, 7 weeks & 2 days
Emma COLLIER, 27 Sept 1866, 1yr & 5 months
Joseph Thomas COLLIER, 23 Oct 1877, 17
Hannah COLLIER, above, 19 May 1886, 60
Henry COLLIER of Willaston, 17 Dec 1904, 76
Charles COLLIER, 15 April 1905, 54
Mary COLLIER, 18 June 1917, 46
Hannah COLLIER, 5 May 1927, 76

A53. Frederick Daniel, s/o
James & Sarah Jane CORDWELL
2 Sept 1880, 8yrs
Arthur William James, s, 2 May 1883, 17 months
James Brindley CORDWELL
7 Jan 1885, 52
Sarah Jane CORDWELL, 20 May 1916, 76

A54. Abraham BAYLEY of Liverpool
29 Nov 1822 - 5 August 1890
Sarah, w, who died at Southport
27 Feb 1911, 87

A55. William DARLINGTON
Of Basford, 13 July 1899, 52
Mary Ellen, w, 16 March 1919, 71
Catherine Alice DARLINGTON
31 Dec 1960, 78
Lilian Jane DARLINGTON, 16 Feb 1962, 77

A56. John CREWE
Of Norton Farm, Norton-in-Hales
6 May 1901, 42
John Harry (Jack), s, of
John & Elizabeth Jane CREWE
13 June 1901, 12
Hilda Elizabeth, 2nd d, of John CREWE
13 July 1904, 19
Elizabeth Jane CREWE, above
21 April 1939, 77

A57. John MADELEY
of Wrinehill, 19 April 1876, 73
Sarah, w, 17 June 1852, 45


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 10th September 2008. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. John MADDOCK of Blackshaw
8 November 1782, 65
Mary, w, 7 August 1782, 58
[Ed: is this Blackshaw Moor, STS?]

B2. John, s/o George & Mary BOSTOCK
of Hough, 3 May 1842, 13
Mary, above 25 October 1865, 61
George, above, 11 January 1883, 85
Edward BOSTOCK 19 February 1905, 21
Jane, w/o James BOSTOCK
[looks like] 6 May 1912, 69
James BOSTOCK, [looks like] 4 February 1924, 85

B3. Sarah, w/o William HARVEY of Dove House
in this parish, 16 January 1841, 79
William, above, of Broomhall, 17 April 1850, 85

B4. Harriet Clara BROWN, w/o James BROWN
Late of Muckley Hall, Broomhall
28 January 1926, 71
James, above, 29 September 1931, 76

B5. Mary, w/o William THORLEY
August [eroded] age 52
Jane, d, June [eroded]
William THORLEY [stone has sunk]

B6. Thomas MADDOCK formerly of Burslem
and late of this parish, 25 January 1874, 61

B7. Ellen, w/o James BOOTE of Howbeck
25 January 1890, 68
James, above, who died at Howbeck
19 April 1905, 96
Charlotte Gerard BOOTE, 19 February 1932, 84
Richard BOOTE, 1 April 1937, 86
Charlotte Ellen MARSHALL, 17 May 1938, 90

B8. Ann, w/o Thomas Oliver SHAVINGTON
20 December 1870, 63
Thomas Oliver, above, 26 April 1887, [[looks like] 75]
Robert [surname eroded] son-on-law, [eroded]

B9. Mary, w/o Joseph DOBSON
Of Stapley, 3 February 1889, 71
Joseph, above, 9 February 1891, 77

B10. Robert TIMMIS of Wollerscroft
In the parish of Stone and County of Stafford
17 March 1804, 73

B11. Elizabeth GOUGH of Weston
5 October 1879, [looks like 71]
[stone badly eroded]

B12. Charles ASHLEY
The faithful and devoted Servant of three
successive Vicars of Wybunbury who after a
period of thirty years service at the Vicarage
died * May 1879, age 64
Eliza ASHLEY, w, 2 March 1866, 46
William, s, * May 1871, [[looks like] 5yrs]

B13. Thomas ASHLEY of Crewe
20 April 1897, 50
Anne Maria, w, 10 March 1881, 31
Mary Ellen, d, 28 May 1890, 18
Ursula, w/o above, 19 December 1945, 94

B14. William SHAW of Bank House, Shavington
8 December 1924, 80
Harriet, w, 26 February 1924, 72
William Walter, s, 30 March 1873, 6 months
Frederick Edgar, s, 27 August 1877, 2yrs & 10 months

B15. Ann, w/o Peter CORN of Weston
18 January 1805, 63
Peter, above, 27 January 1815, 81

B16. Henry SHAW, 7 April 1895, 74
Elizabeth, w, 1 March 1895, 76
Margaret SHAW, youngest daughter
8 June 1948, 84

B17. Olive Catherine, w/o Richard Wingrave BROWN
20 April 1943, 70
Richard, above, 1 March 1946, 75

B18. Ann, d/o John & Elizabeth EDWARDS
of Stapeley, 16 February 1804, 17
Elizabeth, above, 4 December 1813, 65
John, above, 27 October 1814, 75

B19. James SPROSON, late of Stapeley
13 February 1828, 54
Margaret, w, 3 May 1832, 54
Samuel, s, 19 September 1902, 82

B20. Our dear mother
Mary Ellen PLATT, 17 May 1906, 48
George Harry, s, 13 March 1898, 11 months
John, h/o Ellen PLATT, 13 May 1928, 78

B21. Mary Ann, d/o Charles & Eunice HULSE
of Hough, 2 June 1881, 8yrs
Eunice, above, 17 November 1901, 62
Charles, above, 27 November 1909, 69
Wilfrid, youngest son
6 October 1885 - 28 April 1957, 71
Interred at Llancystenin
[Ed: is this perhaps a rendering of Llancyfelyn?]

B22. Thomas ROWLEY of Checkley
16 February 1908, 81
Eliza, w, 16 December 1903, 70

B23. Jessie w/o Wilfrid HALL
late of Nantwich, 23 May 1941, 53

B24. Samuel, infant s/o Samuel & Sarah WALKER
Of Wybunbury, 1 December 1852
Sarah, above, 4 July 1865, 38
Elizabeth, d, 31 December 1870, 16
Samuel, above, 7 August 1898, 75

B25. Margaret, w/o William WALKER
Of Wybunbury 14 October 1855, 61
Ellen, d, 17 February 1870, 45
William WALKER, h, 22 May 1886, 90

B26. Joseph, s/o Richard & Julia Eliza DARLINGTON
Of Osbourne Grove, Shavington, 11 March 1870, 11 days
William, s, 25 March 1874, 1yr
James Thomas, s, who died in infancy
Ann Maria, d, 28 September 1912, 44
Richard, above, 8 January 1914, 74
Julia Eliza, w/o Richard DARLINGTON
2 September 1924, 77

B27. Elizabeth, w/o James BRERETON
9 May 1907, 70
James, above, 1 May 1908, 68
Elizabeth BOULTON, d,
6 August 1935, 72

B28. War Grave
L/Cpl 15526. C.E. CORNES
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
Died 26 November 1918 age 22

B29. Mary, w/o John DAY of Upton
11 July 1911, 73
John, above, 5 October 1911, 79

B30. Thomas COPE of Hamer Green
Stapeley, 13 April 1881, 68
Ann COPE, sister, 1 December 1883, 77

B31. [stone is badly eroded]
William BIRKS [eroded]
Ann, 13 September [looks like 1884], 21
James, s, 5 December 1888, 51

B32. Sarah OWEN, 26 November 1882, 98
Jane ELBE, 1 July 1884, 30

B33. Eliza BARNETT of Willastone
20 June 1885, 67
John BARNETT, 14 December 1900, 79
Charles DORE of Pankhurst
17 June 1863, 44

B34. Samuel PAGE
Late of Blackshaw Farm, near Leek
22 December 1880, 76

B35. Mary Ann, w/o James WRIGHT
Of Stapeley, 14 February 1888, [looks like 24]

B36. Nancy WILLIAMS of Stapeley
18 March 1888, 66
John Roland, s/o Robert & Ann B. BOARDMAN
and Grandson of above, who died on All Saints Day, 1918, 17
Ann, w/o Robert BOARDMAN 6 August 1932, 74
Robert BOARDMAN, 21 March 1933, 74
Edmund Mills NOARDMAN
Died in Bermuda, 11 October 1943, 57

B37. Richard HALL of Barker Street, Nantwich
30 April 1884, 75
Isabel, w, of Sunnymead, Bangor, North Wales
4 November 1901, 31
Mary, widow of Richard HALL of Nantwich
22 October 1904, 79

B38. Richard Bower HALL, s/o Richard & Isabel HALL
29 May 1908, 14

B39. William COBBE late of Dove House, Gent
23 July 1794, 75

B40. Joseph HADFIELD
Late of Stapeley, 17 June 1830, 37
Mary, d/o Joseph & Phoebe HADFIELD
9 August 1842, 18
Phoebe, above, 19 March 1866, 72

B41. Jane, d/o Samuel & Martha BROCKLEY
Of Weston, 24 August 1828, 2yrs
William, s, 23 April 1836, 12

B42. Sarah, w/o Thomas MALAM
Of Weston, 9 July 1887, 54
Lavinia, d, 3 July 1882, 11
Sarah Elizabeth, d, & w/o Thomas PLATT
24 October 1884, 24
Thomas, above, 14 January 1898, 67

B43. Elizabeth, w/o James BOSLEY
of Crewe Hall Farm, 22 May 1891, 80

B44. Sarah, w/o Thomas DYKES
Of Weston, 20 September 1883, 56
Thomas, above, 2 October 1889, 82

B45. Eliza, d/o George & Sarah EATON
Of Weston, 15 July 1839, 21
George, s, 24 November 1850
George, above, 26 May 1865, 55
Margaretta [looks like FOXLEY], d
3 April 1884, 41
Sarah, above, 27 January 1886, 73

B46. Samuel MOTTRAM
Of Chorlton, 15 March 1864, 60
Ann, w, 9 October 1871, 56

B47. John LEA late of Hough, 1751 - 1833
Sarah, w/o William LEA of Hatherton,
1795-1865
William LEA, above, of Hatherton
Born 1785, died at Hollin House, Wybunbury, 1868

B48. Samuel BRERETON, 1 August 1921, 79
Nancy Jane, w, 3 February 1876, 30
Samuel, s, 20 July 1870, 3 months

B49. Martha, w/o John LINDOP
Of Gresty, 6 March 1854, 29
John LINDOP, above 30 August 1886, 72
Martha Jane, d, 24 November 1920, 78
John Breward LINDOP, s,
2 September 1849 - 10 May 1924

These headstone(s) are being used as a footpath.
B50. [the first part of the inscription is missing]
Ann, d/o the above William & Mary COBBE
12 May 1818, 75
Bernard, s/o William & Mary COBBE
2 December 1817, 64
Mary, d/o William & Mary COBBE
28 February 1829, 73
Jane, d, Charles & Ellen COBBE
11 June 1834, 24
Mary, d, & w/o George LLOYD of this place
and formerly of Tewkesbury, Gent
1 July 1835, 30
William Harman Cobbe LLOYD died at Nantwich
1 July 1835

B51. Mr Matthew BAYLEY who died at Betley
5 June 1786, 44
Elizabeth BAYLEY, spinster [remainder is missing]

B52. Ann, w/o Thomas EDWARDS of Walgherton
6 June 1778, 27
Thomas, above, 17 October 1801, 52

B53. Elizabeth, w/o William HALL
Of Nantwich, Wine Merchant
20 August 1820, 29
William, above, who died at Davenham
8 January 1870, 79
Alice, d, 9 October 1876, 50
Elizabeth, d, February 1901 [remainder is missing]

B54. Elizabeth, d/o Francis & Elizabeth SHAW
Of Bridgemere, 29 September 1844, 8yrs
Mary, d, 25 February 1846, 18

B55. Joseph STEELE of Rodmere
in the parish of Eccleshaw
2 October 1852, 79
Elizabeth, w, 20 September 1865, 91

B56. Elizabeth, w/o John STEELE of Lea
10 March 1781, 41
John STEELE, 20 May 1818, 78
Charles, s/o Charles & Emma STEELE
1 October 1841, 2yrs

B57. Ann, w/o William POOLE
Of Ellesmere Farm, Hough
27 May 1853, 51

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