Some Memorial Inscriptions - Peak Forest, Derbyshire
Charles King & Martyr's Churchyard & Wesleyan Chapel

Note: this page provides a complete listing of graves in the graveyard attached to the Wesleyan Chapel as of 20th September 2004.

Latest Additions New 26th March 2008

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.
WESLEYAN CHAPEL
A1. Charlotte, w/o Benjamin FRITH,
of Tideswell Moor, 21 June 1881, 58
Benjamin, 20 Aug 1912, 82
Nannie FRITH, w/o the above,
19 Feb 1914, 76

A2. John FLETCHER, h/o Sarah Hannah,
Of Peak Forest, 29 April 1916, 60
Sarah Hannah, w, 7 Oct 1929, 68
James Henry, s, K in A, France,
12 April 1918, 35

A3. George HILL,
Of Broctor Farm, Peak Forest,
6 Sept 1916, 60

A4. Charles BOWER, 20 Feb 1920, 44
Grace BOWER, 21 Jan 1936, 53
Craig C.W. BOWER, died in infancy
All of Lane Side Farm

A5. Annie Frances, w/o John BOWER,
of Lane Side, Peak Forest,
2 Oct 1910, 38
Mary, w, 30 April 1950, 67
John BOWER, 9 Feb 1858, 85
Annie BUNTING, d/o John & Annie Frances BOWER,
20 Nov 1889 - 17 Sept 1916
1759, Pte J BOWER, Notts & Derby Regt,
22 Feb 1915, 18

A6. Olivia HAMBLETON,
5 June 1838 - 16 Feb 1927
Olive Lomas KRAY, 12 Nov 1908, 17
Mary KRAY, 16 Nov 1941, 8yrs
Joseph Vernon DOVEHOLES, 13 Aug 1907, 54
Sarah Ann, w, 28 Feb 1916, 65

A7. Winifred d/o John & Martha E. WARHURST,
14 Dec 1912, 4yrs
Percy, s, 28 Feb 1915, 6yrs
John, h/o Martha E, 9 Feb 1947, 22
Martha Ellen, w/o John, 13 Nov 1968, 95
Clara, d, 26 July 1966, 29

A8. John Francis CLAYTON, 9 Jan 1961, 94

A9. Everet BRADBURY, 13 Dec 1958, 52
Hannah, w, 6 March 2003, 90

A10. Thomas, h/o Rhoda Ann HADFIELD,
24 Dec 1956, 71
Rhoda Ann, 28 May 1966, 80

A11. Joseph (Joe) VERNON 14 March 1958, 73
Wesley, 11 May 1961, 42
Hannah Ellen, w, 7 Aug 1967, 79

A12. Jane Elizabeth MELLOR,
26 May 1951, 69
James, the above, 1 Dec 1960, 79
Doris Vernon MELLOR, d, 2 July 1989, 78

A13. Thomas VERNON,
Of Sparrow Pit, 30 Dec 1936, 62
Clara, w, 1 March 1941, 65
Sarah Emily, d, 24 Dec 1978

A14. Thomas William HOYLE,
15 Oct 1947, 69
Jane, w, 15 Sept 1963, 81

A15. George Hallam HOYLE,
26 June 1978, 71
Jane Ellen, w, 20 Feb 1994, 84

A16. Frederick William RILEY,
5 Nov 1969, 72
Mary Margaret RILEY,
18 Dec 1970, 80

A17. John CARTLIDGE,
3 April 1902 - 3 Feb 1963
Ethel, w, 29 Jan 1901 - 7 Dec 1972

A18. Jack HOYLE, 11 Aug 1981, 73
Emma, w, 10 May 1993, 80

A19. Benjamin SKIDMORE,
4 April 1989, 89
Sarah H, w, 22 Sept 1997, 91

A20. Mary Ellen MINTON, nee WARHURST,
4 Jan 1994, 90
Willoughby E.W. MINTON, h,
31 May 1994, 93
Jonathan R.E. MINTON, grandson,
1957-1999

A21. Charles Harold MARKS,
26 Dec 1897 - 9 Feb 1974
Evelyn, w, 28 Nov 1897 - 26 Jan 1975

A22. Trevor HAMBLETON, 10 Aug 1993, 57

A23. Sarah BOWER, 15 Feb 1909 - 8 June 1993
Charles Henry, 5 July 1903 - 9 Sep 1993

A24. Mary Annie BELFIELD,
28 March 1984, 56
William Henry, 14 Jan 1998, 69

A25. Frank Norman VERNON, 24 July 1994
Clara Hambleton VERNON. 1 May 2002

A26. Lilly PASS, 11 Jan 1965, 75

A27. Sarah CRITCHLOW, 12 June 1960, 81
Jane White, w, 5 April 1971, 88
Rhoda Ann BROOME, 12 April 1989, 84
Nesfield Percy BROOME, 29 June 1971, 70

A28. Harry Bunting BOWER, 27 Sept 1983, 69
Margery, w, 30 March 1984, 71

A29. Mary WHELDON, 1908 - 1987
Elizabeth, mother, 1880-1968

A30. Hannah VAN-LOO, 1891-1974
w/o Auguste VAN-LOO, 1890 - 1974
John, s, 1918 - 1985

A31. Jack HALL, 24 Dec 1984, 75
Mary Edith, 16 April 1987, 85

A32. Fred BENNETT, 25 Feb 1977, 77
Annie, 12.3.1901 - 22.10. 1993
Thomas, s, 1 May 1997, 70

A33. Leon GRATTON, 29 May 1997, 64

A34. Stanley BENNETT, 17 July 1921 - 28 June 1981
Betty, w, 14 June 1925 - 18 June 1984

A35. John HOYLE, 20 Dec 1918, 74
Sarah Ann, w, 24 July 1919, 69

A36. John LOMAS, h/o Mary, 12 Feb 1817, 73
Mary, 18 April 1932, 91
Sarah Ann MINSHALL, niece of the above,
4 July 1954, 90
Hilda MINSHALL, d, 19 April 1959, 61

A37. William CRITCHLOW, h/o Ann,
Of Tideswell Moor, 10 Aug 1918, 63
Ann, 26 July 1951, 91

A38. Thomas John BENTLEY,
Of Peak Forest, 12 Oct 1922, 79
Elizabeth Ann, 29 Aug 1937, 84

A39. Isreal HADFIELD, 27 July 1931, 66
Rachel, w, 10 Jan 1930, 54

A40. William THORPE, 14 Nov 1921, 88
Sarah Ellen, w, 25 April 1919, 70

A41. Jessie GOODWIN, 5 Sept 1982, 79
Clifford, h, 7 Nov 1986, 89

A42. George Derek, s/o George & Jane LONGDEN,
Of Peak Forest 24 Nov 1931, 3yrs
George, 16 Feb 1942, 51
Jane NORBURY, 5 Aug 1986, 84

A43. Simon Ogden CHAPPELL,
Of Peak Forest, Estate Carpenter to
the [his] Grace, Duke of Devonshire,
20 Aug 1926, 54
Mary Hannah, w, 7 April 1932, 61

A44. Sarah ASHTON, 4 Sept 1935, 57
George ASHTON, h, 12 April 1951, 76

A45. Francis CLAYTON,
Of Cobden Edge, Mellor,
29 Sept 1925, 78
Abigail, w, 6 Nov 1925, 70
Sarah SHIELDS, d, 19 July 1946, 69

A46. Thomas, h/o Suie BENNETT,
18 June 1925, 36
Fred, father, 30 Jan 1937, 70
Sallie, w/o Fred, 19 July 1952, 84

A47. Brian Leonard FLETCHER,
27 Feb 1932 - 12 Nov 1991

A48. Samuel TUNNICLIFFE, B.E.M,
17 March 1955, 69
Mary Elizabeth, w, 6 Oct 1955, 67
Evelyn TOMLINSON, M.B.E, J.P,
1912 - 1996
Leslie Percival 13 Jan 1971, 59

A49. Mary RYMER, 7 Jan 1948, 86

A50. William WAGSTAFFE, 6 June 1946, 78
Nannie, w, 4 Feb 1951, 86

A51. George Henry WHITE, 6 March 1936, 88
Hannah, 15 March 1936, 77

A52. Harry BARBER, 7 March 1937, 73
Sarah Jane, w, 12 May 1949 85
Sarah Annie, d, 12 March 1895 - 9 Nov 1977
Mary Hannah, TRABBLE, d, 21.11.1897 - 24.4.1965
Harry M. BARBER, s, and his wife Lilly Mary,
30 Jan 1954, 69
Lilly 6 Oct 1895 - 17 Nov 1979

A53. Ethel EVENS, 5 Jan 1939, 57

A54. Mary BENNETT, 10 April 1947, 76

A55. Alfred E. OLDFIELD, 5 Jan 1965, 75
John H. OLDFIELD, 20 Feb 19*5, 80 [* looks like a 6] (1965)
Thomas W. OLDFIELD, 14 Sep 1968, 82

A56. Annie CRITCHLOW, 10 July 2001, 86

A57. Arthur Cecil HALL, 6 Dec 1961, 72
Emily, w, 21 July 1970, 70

A58. Edith Hannah, w/o John Samuel CRITCHLOW,
27 Jan 1956, 71
Samuel, the above, 2 July 1956, 76

A59. George Robert, h/o Vera Edith SIDEBOTTOM,
21 Sept 1956, 42

A60. John FLETCHER, 10 Nov 1955, 78
Sarah Anne, 17 July 1949, 69

A61. Sarah Jane, w/o George LOMAS,
24 Sep 1949, 73
George, 2 Dec 1950, 75

A62. Mary Evelyn CLAPTON, 17 Feb 1982, 44

A63. Clement FLETCHER, 5 Aug 1955, 53
Catherine Hannah, w, 17 Nov 1985, 80

A64. Gordon FLETCHER, 9 May 1938 - 10 Oct 1995

A65. Shirley FLETCHER, 20 May 1976, 40

A66. Mary Jane (Mamie) LOMAS, 11 June 1967, 67
Joseph, 26 Nov 1968, 73

A67. Herbert J. CLAYTON, 1 July 1962, 52
Hilda A.M. CLAYTON, 28 March 1988, 78

A68. Benjamin Simon CHAPPELL, 7 May 1964, 53
Sarah Ethel CHAPPELL, 17 Oct 1962, 59

A69. Joseph B. GRISDALE, 18 May 1967, 74
Agnes, w, 10 May 1984, 90

A70. Dorothy Amy Ann HARDY, w/o Horace,
8 Nov 1977, 81

A71. Kenneth Marsden BARBER, 25 Dec 1979, 61
Sarah, 22.1.1981

A72. Wilfred HADFIELD,
Of Weston House Farm, 6 June 1981, 75
Frances Ada, w, 20 Jan 1985, 84

A73. Amy BOOTH, 4 April 1896 - 3 Dec 1987, 91

A74. Ernest John PERCIVAL 22 Feb 1994, 67

A75. George WHITE, h/o Hannah,
Of Sweet Knowll, Peak Forest,
8 Feb 1886, 55
Susanna Kate, d, 23 April 1876, 3yrs & 9 months
Hannah, w, 24 Feb 1909, 79


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Mark and Sue Thomas, 26th March 2008.
CHARLES KING & MARTYR'S CHURCHYARD
B1. THORNHILL Vault : 4-sided Monument, 2 blank

West Side
In Memory of
Jonathan THORNHILL Esqre
of Southwood Cottage
near Stockport
who died April 6th 1848
Aged 55 Years.
Also Ann, Wife of
Jonathan THORNHILL,
(and Relict of John OUSEY,
of Audenshaw)
who died at London Nov 12th 1888
Aged 85 Years
Her grandchildren cherish
affectionate memories of
many years loving care

North Side
In Memory of
Hannah / Dorothy
Wife of / John READ Esq
Southwood Bramhall
who departed this life
March 8th 1874
Aged 28 Years.

B2. THORNHILL Vault : 2 raised cast-iron boxes
with horizontal stone gravestones on top


Sacred / to the memory of
Jonathan JOULE Jnr
who departed this life April 7th (?1 th?)
1818 aged 50 Years
He was of an excellent spirit
Also Ann relict of James
THORNHILL late of Wardlow
who departed this life June 11th(?) 1834 aged 73
She ruled well her own home was ever?
hospitality ….[not deciphered]
Also Stephen JOULE late of
Smalldale who departed this life
October 30th 1839 aged 81 years.
He was the last surviving member of his
family and was distinguished by the steady
authority of his conduct the soundness
of his judgement and his belief of the truth

Sacred / to the memory of
Jonathan JOULE
of Smalldale who departed this
life March 11th 1801 aged 78 years
[4 lines of text in smaller
lettering not deciphered fully]

Farewell vain world.. …………...
…………………………………..
The ………………………………
To him that ……………………
Also Dorothy his wife who
departed this life June 1st 1806
aged 70 years
Also Amey JOULE of Stockport
who departed this life
September 21st 1834 aged 69 years
She was diligent in her business forever(?)
in spirit loving (?) the Lord

B3. Upright gravestone next to railings,
outside THORNHILL Vault, N Side

Here / Lieth the Body of
Stephen JOWLE Senior
of Smalldale who Died
the 24th of May 1855 Aged
86 years
Jesus found me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interpos'd with precious blood.
We are by nature born in sin
Our souls are dead and blind
We surely must be born again
Or heaven we neer can find
Oh that my Jesuses heavenly Charms
Might every bosam move
Fly sinners fly into those arms
of Everlasting Love
His Tide an open fountain is
Where all may freely go
And from all sin of deepest stain
He washed as white as snow

B4. Alongside the above, a horizontal slab
Here resteth the remains of Step
hen JOWLE of the Small dale
who departed this life Janu
ary the 31 1726 Aged 71 Years
Also here resteth Ann who
was the wife of Stephen JOWLE
and Thomas WINTERBOTHAM who
departed this life June the 26th
1765 aged 71 years

B5. Another horizontal gravestone
Here resteth
the Body of Thomas JOWLE
of Rushop Edge who depart
ed this life December the 27(?)th
1766 Aged 78 years

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