Some Memorial Inscriptions - Longstone, Derbyshire
Little Longstone Congregational Church, St Giles's Churchyard and War Memorial

Note: we have noted only a few MIs in St Giles Churchyard and its Extension on this page, however all MIs been transcribed by Longstone Local History Group, and copies have been deposited with the Vicar, Derbyshire Record Office, Local Library and Family History Societies. Happily for those with Internet access, a full transcription is also available on Rev. Clive Thrower's Home Page.

Latest Additions New 20th June 2008
War Memorial

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 24th June 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
LITTLE LONGSTONE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHYARD
A1. Miriam ARNOLD, 2 Dec 1864, 15

A2. Elizabeth w/o W.W. SHERREN of Halifax,
Died at Bakewell, 7 Dec 1855, 30

A3. Isaac BRADBURY, 15 Dec 1895, 76
Joseph BRADBURY, 27 Jan 1895, 73

A4. George SMITH of Cressbrook,
6 Sept 1869, 62
Ann, w, 8 Jan 1875, 65
Dearest parents you have left us,
Now your loss we deeply feel,
But tis god that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal

A5. George CRANE, of Cressbrook,
9 April 1888, 65
Harriet, w, 26 Nov 1898, 89
Interred at Dukinfield Cemetery
Clarissa, 10 Sept 1876, 21
Ann Elizabeth, 10 July 1876, 3yrs
Daughters of the above

A6. William, s/o Richard & Harriett HIBBERT,
Of Cressbrook, 29 March 1875, 28

A7. Mabel SHIMWELL 23 Jan 1953, 66
Isaac Benjamin, h, 18 July 1960, 84

A8. Jane TIMM, d/o John & Sarah HOLLINGWORTH,
Of Monsal Dale, 25 March 1865 - 1 Feb 1883
Mary BAMFORD, w/o Samuel Morris KINMAN,
14 April 1892, 24

A9. Josiah ALLSOP of Cressbrook,
11 June 19**, 79 [looks like 17] (1917)
Jane, w, 20 April 1912, 77
Mary, d, 23 Jan 1870, 13

A10. Mary, w/o Reuben GOODWIN,
1 Sept 1880, 32
Jane, d, 4 Aug 1876, 4yrs

A11. Sarah, w/o John HOLLINGWORTH,
Of Cressbrook, 13 May 1901, 71
John, 24 Oct 1908, 76

A12. Ellen Elizabeth, w/o William LUPTON,
19 Sept 1897, 38
William, h, 15 June 1914, 57

A13. John LUPTON, 2 July 1923 - 21 Dec 1998

A14. John LOMAS, of Bakewell,
26 June 1853, 57
Alizabeth, w, 30 Jan 1878, 91

A15. James ANDREWS, 4 Nov 1929, 76
Elizabeth Jane, w, 7 May 1932, 79

A16. Sarah Ann GILBERT, aged 62
Isaiah GILBERT, h, 67

A17. A Dear sister, Cicely GILBERT,
9 Nov 1995, 83

A18. Ronald, s/o E & A BINGHAM,
Of Meadow Place, Youlgreave,
18 Nov 1941, 14
Gladys d/o John & Jane BINGHAM,
13 May 1963, 67

A19. John BINGHAM of Monsal Dale,
h/o Jane, 17 May 1936, 84
Jane, 21 July 1947, 81

A20. Harry Wignall SANDERSON,
3 Oct 1945, 65
Ellen, w, 11 Feb 1966, 84

A21. C.S.M. (Company Sergeant Major)
George Ernest NEAL,
Killed in Action at Singapore,
12 Feb 1942, 38
Nora NEAL, w, 7 Dec 1978, 70

A22. Hilda Mary TOMPKINSON,
17 Sept 1965, 51
Derrick Victor TOMPKINS, h,
25 Oct 1983, 62

A23. Mary Millicent GREEN, 1891 - 1970

A24. Benjamin SHIMWELL,
Of Long Roods Farm, Ashford,
19 April 1990, 70

A25. William SHIMWELL,
Of Long Roods Farm, Ashford,
26 Sept 1998, 79

A26. James Hugh SHIMWELL,
Husband, father & grandfather,
11 Sept 1994, 72

A27. Annie Elizabeth THORPE,
25 Dec 1999, 90
Harry Lees THORPE, 19 Jan 1991, 85

A28. Margaret RICHARDSON,
6.7.1920 - 6.12.1998

A29. Douglas B. MIDDLETON,
10 March 1996, 82

A30. Mary CUBITT, 1908 - 1996
Stephen CUBITT, 1904 - 1976

A31. Harold BACON,
Of Little Longstone, 1910 - 1982
Hilda Mary, w, 1913 - 1994

A32. Dorothy Margaret ADAMSON,
Of Little Longstone,
26 July 1998, 80

A33. John WALLEY, 27 Aug 1800 - 22 Aug 1888
Elizabeth, w, 29 Feb 1820 - 26 March 1899

A34. Winifred WHEELER, MA,
14 Feb 1970

A35. Harry WILDGOOSE,
23. 8. 1985, 72

A36. Joseph BERESFORD,
8 Oct 1871, 76
of Little Longstone

A37. Leonard William TIMM,
1.11.1987, 73
Mary Joyce TIMM,
26.10 1958, 44

A38. George GARLICK,
Of Cressbrook, 3 May 1917, 73
Annie, mother, 6 May 1960, 94
Ann, w, 20 Jan 1920, 85
William, s, 12 May 1872 3yrs & 6 months

A39. Henry MILLWARD, 3 Aug 1902, 48
Mary, w, 11 April 1931, 65
Madge, d, 23 Feb 1902, 7yrs

A40. Owen PARRY, 1908 - 1986
Deeply loved by his wife Ida and his family,
Ida PARRY, 1915 - 1997

A41. Alfred, s/o William & Mary Jane HARRIS,
12 July 1851, 6 weeks
W. Herbert, s, 27 May 1910,
17 years Minister of Furthergate Church, Preston
Lilla, d, 28 Aug 1865 at Tutila, South Seas
In the Service of Christ
Lilla Mary COOK, grand daughter, 27 April 1920,
after 18 years Service for Christ in India
Harriet, eldest child, a first member of the Church of
Which her parents were Founders,
9 March 1919, for 48 years
Beloved wife of Burford HOOKE. D.D.
Chairman for 1916 of the Congregational Union
of England and Wales
Labourers Together with God

A42. Phyllis Eunice MORRALL, of Cheltenham,
21 July 1975, 80

A43. James MIDDLETON,
Of Great Longston,
30 Nov 1962, 71
Mary, w, nee HOLLINGWORTH,
7 June 1974, 76

A44. Edith Winifred, w/o Samuel T. HOARE,
30 May 1971, 73
Samuel T. HOARE, 11 March 1978, 74

A45. Rose Ellen GREEN, 1888-1954
Neville Green, h, 1887 - 1958

A46. Mabel, w/o Louis E. MORRALL,
nee HOLLINGWORTH of Cheltenham,
15 July 1947, 76
   mizpah
Louis Edward MORRALL, h,
19 July 1954, 84

A47. Frank HOLLINGWORTH,
Of Monsal Dale, 1 Dec 1927, 61
Annie, w, 23 Feb 1948, 83

A48. Charlotte, w/o Joseph Holmes NUTTALL,
Of Little Longstone, 18 June 1917, 59
Joseph Holmes NUTTALL,
7 Jan 1934, 77

A49. John HAYNES,
Of Cressbrook, 11 July 1911, 80
Mary, w, 22 Oct 1925, 90
Sarah, d, 15 Nov 1916, 53
Mary Emily HAYNES, d,
4 Feb 1948, 78
Hannah HAYNES, d, 12 June 1951, 78

A50. Erected by the inhabitants of Little Longstone
To commemorate the self sacrifice and devotion
to duty of Pte James Renwick TIMM, 16 Aug 1917,
and Pte Fred Cowen SLACK, 24 Aug 1918
Killed in Action in the War 1914 - 1918

A51. 1939 - 1945
In memory James Renwick TIMM
Aged 25, Killed in Action 20 Nov 1943
Interred in Sanger River Cemetery, Italy


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 10th October 2004. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST GILES'S CHURCH, GREAT LONGSTONE
B1. William LOWE of Little Longstone,
11 Nov 1816, 87
Amy, relict, of the above, 14 Jan 1823, 84

B2. Samuel LOWE of Ashford-Lancs,
20 March 1824, 86
Thomas, s, 21 Feb 1856, 72
Mary, w, of Thomas, 22 Aug 1845, 65
Louisa, d, 29, Aug 1825, 11 yrs
[Ed: perhaps this is intended for the Ashford nearer home!
There doesn't appear to be one in Lancs!]


B3. Matthew HANCOCK, 20 May 1844, 41
Ann, w, 6 Jan 1871, 70
George, s, 1 Feb 1839, 7 yrs
Jane, d, died in her infancy

B4. William HAWLEY, 11 July 1855, 74
Elizabeth, w, 17 Aug 1849, 59
Anne, d, 2 May 1818, 3 yrs
John, s, 21 Mar 1830, 1 yr
Jasper, s, 24 Jan 1839, 3yrs
Septimus, s, 21 Jan 1839, 7yrs
Elizabeth, d, 22 Feb 1839, 11yrs
Mary Ann, d, 24 Jan 1845, 22
Peter, s, 2 Feb 1848, 35
Walter, s, 17 Sept 1852, 29

B5. Elizabeth HODGKINSON, w/o Cornelius, 4 Sept 1895, 47
Cornelius, the above named, 4 Dec 1911, 59

B6. Military Grave
50777, Pte Arthur WARD,
N. Staffordshire Regt,
5 November 1918

Family Stone beside it
Thomas WARD, 19 June 1911, 74
Frances, w, 13 March 1912, 73
Private Arthur WARD, son, who died
of wounds, 5 September 1918, aged 37
Charles, s, 1 Feb 1882, 10 years
[Auth: the months on these 2 headstones do differ!]

B7. Thomas GREGORY, 22 April 1795, 73
Hannah, w, 21 Dec 1785, 49
Also three of their children,
Sarah, Hannah, & Peter, who died in their infancy
Samuel, s, 30 July 1833, 63


EXTENDED CHURCHYARD
C1. SHAW, Wm Bernard MI William Bernard SHAW,
Lieut, Royal Sussex Regiment,
Killed in the Battle [of] Vimy Ridge,
18 April 1917, 22
[Note: this MI has a similar design to the
1914-1918 War Memorial on the Lych Gate]


C2. Fred Cowan SLACK,
Killed in Action, France, 25 Aug 1918

C3. Ann FURNIS, w/o Martin, 26 Aug 1779, 66
Martin, 8 March 17*7, 66

C4. Elizabeth, d/o Martin & Ann FURNIS,
26 May 1762, 18

C5. John, LOWE, 5 June 1743

C6. Esther, d/o Henry & Sythe BROWN,
20 Dec 1876, 22
Sythe BROWN of Little Longstone,
6 Oct 1884, 59

C7. Adam WILSON, of Little Longstone,
8 July 1886, 77
Rebecca, w, 18 Nov 1795, 77

C8. Joseph MORTON, 8 Nov 1811, 85
Ann, w, 27 Feb 1800, 40
Hannah, w, 15 April 1840, 76

C9. Leah, w/o Thomas WILSON,
Of Great Longstone, 23 Dec 1813, 61
Thomas, 29 July 1828, 76
Mary, 2nd w, 2 March 1829, 66

C10. Samuel HALLOWS, 5 Jan 1875, 50
Ruth, w, 2 June 1866, 36
Mary, d, 1 July 1866, 1 month

C11. Jane, w/o Martin FURNIS,
Of Little Longstone, 23 May 1820, 68
Peter, s, 14 Oct 1780, 3 months
Sarah, d, 16 Feb 1786, 12
Martin, the above, 6 Oct 1829, 83

C12. George, s/o Matthew & Hannah MORTEN,
27 June 1819, 6yrs
Hannah, w, 18 Dec 1830, 49
Mary MORTON, w/o the above,
24 Dec 1846, 49
Matthew, 13 Jan 1847, 70

C13. Mary, d/o Thomas & Jane MORTON, Sept 1764,

C14. Thomas BRAMWELL, late of Wardlow,
8 May 1786, 54
Mary, w, 8 Feb 1814, 85
Mary, d, 18 Feb 1788, 17
Philip, s, 2 Feb 1828, 58

C15. Edward WOODHOUSE, 28 Feb 1830, 63
Mary, d/o the above Edward & Ann WOODHOUSE,
Feb 1814, 19
Henry, s/o the above died in infancy
John, s, 24 Aug 1833, 36
In testimony of the conduct of the above named John WOODHOUSE
He was presented with a valuable Silver Watch, bearing the following
Infcription:- To John WOODHOUSE, from the ladies of the neighbourhood
In testimony of their admiration of his intrepid conduct and fingly
And fuccefsfully defending the lives of the Mifses NEEDHAM of Rowdale
Against three Robbers who broke into their house on the night of the
10 Sept 1820
Also the above memory of Ann WOODHOUSE, 26 Dec 1848, 85
Anthony, s, 27 Jan 1871.**


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard as photographs, and transcribed by Rosemary to be added 9th November 2004.
WAR MEMORIAL
Erected / in Honour and / Memory of / the Men of / GREAT LONGSTONE /
who gave their / all in the Great War / 1914-1919
D1.
Hubert B. DIXONHarold ROBINSON
Herbert ELLIOTTRobert ROBINSON
George FURNISSFred Cowen SLACK
James HEWITTFrank SUTER
Stanley JEFFCOATArthur WARD
Arthur MORTONJohn WARD
Fred MORTON 
 
1939-1945
William E. HAMILTONRobert S.C. PLOWRIGHT
Richard H. HURSTJames R. TIMM
 John WARING


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Janet Kirk, 20th June 2008.
ST GILES CHURCHYARD
E1. SKIDMORE, Ann & Richard MI As a token of regard /
of a revered wife and Mother /
This stone is erected to the Memory of /
Ann the wife of Richard SKIDMORE /
whose earthly existence ceased /
on the 8th of June 1819 Aged 64 Years /
Also the above named Richard SKIDMORE /
who departed this life /
on the 25th day of December 1831 /
Aged 76 Years / Also of Joseph their son /
who died November 30th 1852 /
Aged 70 (or 79?) Years /
Also of Mary Ann daughter of /
Joseph and Ann SKIDMORE /
who died January 23rd? 18--? /
..ed... [rest eroded]

E2. SKIDMORE, Richard & Elizth MI In / Affectionate / Rememberance of /
Richard SKIDMORE / of Dalton House /
Who Died June 8th 1900 / Aged 72 Years /
Also of / Eliza /
The Beloved Wife of Richard SKIDMORE /
Who Died / February 20th 1900 /
Aged 63 Years /
Not Gone From Memory / Not Gone From Love /
But Gone To Their Fathers / H Home Above.

E3. SELLERS, Esther MI [Large upright slab headstone with plenty of room for more MI's]
In Memory of / Esther The Wife of Roger SELLERS /
of Wardlow / Who Died 5th Feb 1872 / Aged 63 Years.

E4. SELLERS, Rebecca & Benjamin MI In Memory of / Rebecca Wife of Benjamin SELLERS /
of ...sdale Who Died ....?/ Aged 21 Years /
Also The Above Named Benjamin SELLERS /
Who Departed This Life ....? ..75? / Aged ..? Years /
[next 2 lines illegible]
Also Ann Daughter of Benjamin and ....? SELLERS /
Who Died August ..? ....?

E5. WAGER, Mary & Sampson MI Sacred / to the memory of /
Mary daughter of Sampson and /
Sarah WAGER who died ..? ....?/
in the 1st? year of her age /
[next 2 lines illegible]
Also Mariel? and Mary? who died in infancy /
Also of the above named /
Sarah WAGER who died / April 15th 1829 /
aged 58 years / Also of the above named /
Sampson WAGER who died / ..? 1810 Aged 76 years
[next few lines illegible]

E6. WAGER, Mary & Thomas MI In Memory of / Mary WAGER wife of /
Thomas WAGER senior / who departed this life /
July 30th 1793 Aged 67 years /
Her languishing head is at rest /
Its drinking and eating? are gone(or over?)/
Her quiet immoveable breast?/
Is heard by affliction no more /
Also the above named / Thomas WAGER /
who departed this life / July 23rd 1794 Aged 72 years /
Also Charles their son /
who departed this life / Sept 12th? 1797 Aged ..?

E7. WAGER, Thomas + Willm/Eliz MI Sacred / To The Memory of /
Thomas Torr WAGER Son of /
William and Elizabeth WAGER /
Who Departed This Life 4th of August 1781 Aged 6 Years /
Also Anthony Their Son /
Departed This Life 17th of December 1790 Aged 6 Years /
Also The Above Named William WAGER /
Departed This Life 1st? of February 1813 Aged 71 Years /
Also Elizabeth WAGER Wife of /
The Above Named William WAGER /
Departed This Life 11th? of January 1820 Aged 69 Years /
Also Jasper WAGER Son of /
The Above Named William WAGER /
Who Departed This Life 20th of December 1853 Aged 71 Years /
Also William WAGER Son of /
The Above Named William WAGER /
Who Departed This Life 10th? of April 1800 Aged 32 Years /
Also Anthony William WAGER Son of /
William WAGER Who Died at Bendigo Australia /
20th of December 1803? Aged 18? Years /
Also Charles WAGER Son of / William WAGER
Who Died In London ..? of June 1853 Aged 26 Years /
and Was Interred In This Place /
Also Elizabeth WAGER Niece of William WAGER /
Who Died 12th? February? 18..? Aged 21 (or 31?) Years.

E8. WAGER, Jasper & George E H MI In / Memory / of / Jasper WAGER /
Born February 19th 1825 / Died April 8th 1900 /
Interred at Great Longstone April 11th /
Also George Ernest Homes / WAGER /
Died November 24th 1.59?/ Aged 82 Years.

E9. WAGER, Albert James & Ann MI In / Loving Memory / of / Albert James WAGER /
of Longstone / Who Died December 14, 1916 /
Aged 73 Years / Also Ann His Beloved Wife /
Who Died August 7, 1916 / Aged 29 Years /
"Until We Meet Again"

E10. SKIDMORE, Richard of Butts MI In / Memory of / Richard SKIDMORE / of Butts /
Who Died January 17th? 1855?/ Aged 69 Years /
Also of Hannah His Wife / Who Died March 2nd 1864 /
Aged 33? Years / In Hope They Rest From Their Labour /
And Their Works Do Follow Them.

E11. SKIDMORE, Harriet MI [Large upright slab headstone, with room for more MI's]
In memory of / Harriett / Wife of James SKIDMORE /
Who Died May 21st 1877, Aged 70 Years /
Also of Mary Jane, Their Daughter /
Who Died Sept 29th 1844, Aged 9 Weeks.

E12. HEATHCOTE, Serjt Joseph MI In Coelo quies / Sacred / to the memory of /
Serjt, Joseph HEATHCOTE / of the First Dragoons /
who was Killed in the Battle of / Waterloo / 18th June 1815.
[Ed: “In Coelo quies” translates as “In Heaven, Peace”]

E13. THORNHILL, Robert & John MI Stained Glass Window / Inside Church
Left pane
In memory of Robert THORNHILL
who died 1820 aged 80 years
~~~
Right pane
In memory of John THORNHILL
who died 1844 aged 66 years
~~~
Erected by R. THORNHILL 1875

The following MIs are in the EXTENDED CHURCHYARD
(across the road from the church)
F1. GARRATT, Holley & Lyla MI [A Stone Book]

Left side
In / Loving Memory / of Holley / GARRATT /
Died 28th Feb. 1966 / Aged 68 Years /
"Thy Will Be Done".

Right side
Also / His Dear / Wife / Lylia /
GARRATT / Died 9th Dec. 1990 /
Aged 92 Years / "Reunited".

F2. GARRATT, Frank MI In Loving Memory of / Frank Harold GARRATT /
Died 4th July / 2006 / Aged 83 Years.

F3. TRICKETT, James & Winifred MI In Loving Memory /
of James Stanley TRICKETT /
Died 6th August 2006 / Aged 88 Years /
and His Loving Wife /
Winifred Ann TRICKETT / nee AULTON /
Died 26th January 2007 / Aged 83 Years /
Forever Remembered by /
Daughters, Grandchildren and Family /
Rest In Peace.

F4. TRICKETT, James T & Mary A MI In Rememberance of /
James Tissington TRICKETT /
of Eversleigh House, South Darley /
Died June 2nd 1955 / Aged 87 Years /
Also of His Wife / Mary Ann /
Died Dec. 4th 1953 / Aged 83 (or 85?) Years.

F5. TRICKETT, Harry W & Dorothy MI [Double Plot, kerbed with MI's on upright slab headstones]

Left headstone
In Loving Memory of / Harry Wager TRICKETT /
Died Sept 21st 1962 / Aged 72 Years /
and His Wife / Dorothy /
Died April 12th? 1988 / Aged 66 Years.

Right headstone
In Loving Memory of / Elizabeth Ann /
Daughter of / Harry WAGER & Dorothy TRICKETT /
Died June 28th 1938 / Aged 6 Years /
Thy Will Be Done / Also of Her Brother /
Geoffrey Thomas TRICKETT /
Died June 22nd 1982 / Aged 43 Years.

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