Some Memorial Inscriptions - Fairfield, Derbyshire
St Peter's Churchyard

Note: St Peter's Church in Fairfield has a very large churchyard attached. It would be a very big job to provide a transcription of all the MIs.

Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 15th April 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Ann, w/o John ARMSON
Of Fairfield, 18 Dec 1893, 43
Frederick George, s, 27 March 1889, 5 yrs
Annie Helena, d, 7 April 1889, 2 yrs
William Edward, s, 31 Jan 1893, 13 or 18

A2. Sarah KITCHEN, d/o Job & Sarah
15 March 1800, 10 months
Robert, s, 17 March 1800, 5yrs
Sarah, their mother, 19 Dec 1828, 71
Job, above, 18 July 1829, 68
Margaret, d, 29 August 1829, look like 34

A3. Martha, w/o Thomas BRUNT
Of Buxton, 3 August 1817, 23
Ann ANDERTON, d, 26 May 1869, 53

A4. Ifaac [Isaac] BRUNT of Burbage, 25 Nov 1853, 34

A5. Robert Richard STREET
Of Buxton, 2 June 1899, 37
Emily w/o George HOLMES, 13 Sept 1902, look like 52

A6. Thomas Bentley SWINDELL
s/o James & Fanny of Fern Cottage, Fairfield
24 August 1915 age 16
Doris, d, 26 Feb 1923, 19

A7. War Death
Peter, h/o Sarah STENSON, 19 Feb 1917, 63
Jack, son, killed in action at Loos, France 29 Sept 1915, 25
Sarah, above, 29 Sept 1930, 78

A8. Ernest, h/o Ethel MADDOCK
Of Fairfield, who was killed at Ashbourne Station
14 March 1916, 27

A9. War Death
Mary, w/o George BIGGIN, 10 Sept 1917, 57
Vivian, s, 22 March 1918, 19
[CWGC information]
Pte 41949 Vivian BIGGIN, 3rd Worcestershire Regt
s/o George of 8 Friar Grove, Heath Grove, Buxton
Commemorated on the Memorial at Morchies Military Cemetery, France
George, above, 11 Dec 1918, 60

A10. Joseph BENNETT
Of Fairfield, 11 Nov 1867, 72
Sarah, w, 13 April 1866, 68
Charles, s, 6 April 1869, 26
Gilbert BENNETT, 8 March 1878, 60

A11. [stone weatherworn]
Martha, w/o John DAKIN of Fairfield
25 Nov 1851, [looks like], 48
John, above, 18 Feb 1870, 65 or 63
William, s, 2 June 1872, not sure *8
[looks like] Samuel, s, 1 May 18**, 36

A12. Ann, w/o William NALL
Of Burbage, 28 Feb 1861, 70
William, above, 31 Jan 1869, 78

A13. Mary NALL, w/o George of Burbage
28 Jan 1848, 48
George, above, 10 Dec 1875, 78

A14. Mary, w/o William NALL of Burbage
24 July 1847, 30
William, above, who died at Lucknow, India
7 April 1860, 46

A15. George TURNER
Of Northing End, 12 June 1858, 74
Ellen, w, 30 Nov 1866, 84
Joseph SIBSON, grandson, 7 May 1864, 18

A16. Mary HOYLE
of Buxton, 6 Oct 1875, 72

A17. [stone weather worn]
Mary, relict of Francis NEWTON
Formerly of Burbage, a Tailor, **,****, 1844
In the advanced age of 9*

A18. George BUNKER, 26 Sept 1917, 67
Elizabeth, w, 20 April 1933, 82

A19. George Flint GOODWIN
Late of Hardy Barn, 20 Nov 1864, 63
Martha, w, 11 Dec 1886, 92
George Edward, s, 5 Sept 1838, 12
Joseph, s, 3 March 1887, 53
Caroline Sarah, d, 24 Dec 1918, 88

A20. David HYDE
Of Waterfwallows [Waterswallows], 11 May 1837, 86
Ann, w, 8 Oct 1838, 88

A21. William BERRISFORD of Fairfield
17 April 1855, 56
Elizabeth, w, 8 May 1870, 70
Thomas , s, 10 Nov 1838, 9yrs
Charles, s, interred at Monyash
Elizabeth, d, 7 Nov 1865, 38
Charles, s, 2 Dec 1879, 32

A22. Thomas BERRISFORD
29 April 1847, [looks like] 78
Ann, w,/o Joseph BERRISFORD
14 Sept 1870, 67
Elizabeth, w/o Thomas BERRISFORD
Of Buxton, 10 August 1847, 40
John, s, 7 May 1820, 4yrs

A23. Elizabeth Ann, w/o Walter WARD
Of Fairfield, 11 Oct 1915, 42
Walter, above, 19 Jan 1934, 66

A24. Robert William, s/o Jeremiah & Mabel GOODWIN
3 Feb 1919, 2yrs & 4 months
Joseph Arthur, s, 24 May 1919, 14 months
Harry, 25 August 1921, 10 months
Mabel Annie, 26 July 1951, 63
Jeremiah GOODWIN, 3 Sept 1961, 83

A25. Phoebe, w/o Robert LOMAS
Of Buxton, 26 Nov 1906, 29
Robert, s, 17 Oct 1905, 6yrs & 5 months

A26. Ann, w/o John LOMAS
Of Church Street, Buxton, 27 April 1899, 56
John LOMAS, above, Blacksmith, 7 Nov 1907, 64

A27. John W. SOUDEN
Headmaster of Fairfield Endowed School (1888-1926)
Died 5 April 1939

A28. Florence C. SOUDEN, 23 August 1949
Ethel M. SOUDEN, 21 April 1966

A29. Joseph, s/o John & Elizabeth BRANDRETH
Of Foot Low, 17 June 1846, 27
[Auth: BRANDRETH as inscribed]

A30. Job BRANDRITH [as inscribed]
Of Low Foot, 29 April 1811, 84
Mary, w, 30 August 1829, 77
William, s, 21 Dec 1848, 70

A31. John BRANDRETH
Of Low Foot, 9 May 1833, 47
Elizabeth, w, 14 Jan 1871, 78

A32. Eliza Ann Houlden BRANDRETH
d/o Job & Elizabeth, 20 Jan 1851, 3 weeks

A33. Samuel NORTON
Of Plex House, Burbage, 10 Feb 1869, 85
Ellen, w, of Plex House, Burbage, 8 Nov 1861, 69
Elizabeth, d, 31 March 1819, 14 weeks
Solomon Etchells, s, 3 Oct 1824, 7yrs
Sarah, d, 18 Nov 1826, 4 days
Ellen, d, 19 Jan 1827, 9 weeks
Daniel Joseph, s, 15 June 1832, 1yr & 2 months
John, s, 24 June 1843, 24
William, s, died at Hobert Town, Tasmania
8 July 1858, 36

A34. Frances WADSWORTH
Of Faifield, 4 March 1872, 29
William, s, who died in infancy

A35. Thomas PERCIVAL
Of Buxton, 7 Nov 1847, 71
Elizabeth, w, 19 March 1850, 75
Also three sons
Thomas & Edward died infants
James, 24 May 1842, 27
George, their brother, 30 Oct 1849, 47
Joseph, their brother, 8 May 1860, 53
Thomas PERCIVAL, 21 Dec 1853
and was interred in the High Gate Cemetery
Ellen PERCIVAL
of Buxton, 22 August 1875, [looks like] 58

A36. [stone damaged]
George ALLEN
Of Buxton, 8 March 1816, 66
Ellen, w, 11 Oct, [looks like] 1825, 66

A37. John, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth PERCIVAL
Of Buxton, 15 Jan 1845, 45
Anne, his wife, 11 July 1846, 43
Also two daughters
Sarah, Oct 1828, 7 months
Anne, July 1843, 17
Nathaniel, youngest s, who died in New Orleans U.S
5 March 1853, 21

A38. John PERCIVAL
Late of Buxton, 6 April 1810, 75
Ellen, w, 18 June 1809, [looks like] 60
Ellen, d, 2 June 1836, 52
Sarah, d, 7 Oct 1845, 65

A39. Double Headstone
John DAKIN, Gentleman, 5 July 1874, 72     (1)
Ann, w, 5 March 1874, 68
John, grandson, 11 March 1874, 2 days
Elizabeth WHITE, 9 July 1921
William Arthur DAKIN     (2)
Late of Town End, Fairfield
20 Nov 1841 - 4 Sept 1913
Hannah, w, 14 April 1926, 79
Mary Hannah, d, 29 July 1932
Ellen ALKER, d/o William & Hannah DAKIN
16 Nov 1942

A40. David CLAYTON
For 25 years Parish Clerk of Fairfield
8 April 1851, 51
Charlotte. W, 7 Oct 1851, 51


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Janet Kirk, 26th September 2008.
B1. Upright Granite Slab
Philip HINCH /
died Feby 7th 1920 / Aged 88 years /
Also Ann HINCH his wife/
died Octr 18th 1911 / Aged 79 years /
Also Barbara and John Thomas /
children of the above /
Also Mary HINCH /
died Feby 18th 1942 / Aged 82 years /
Also Ada HINCH /
died Jany 12th 1946 / Aged 82 years.

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