Some Memorial Inscriptions - Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire
Bourton on the Water Cemetery

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th April 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. War Grave
Pte, S/149598 John Jackson HAUGHEY, R.A.S.C
Died 13 April 1940

A2. War Grave
Sapper 1900706, Douglas HISCOCK, R.E.
Died 18 August 1942, 25

A3. Wilfred Wiltshire PULHAM
22 Feb 1895 - 23 Oct 1977
Ruth Mary, 18 Feb 1914 - 22 July 1988

A4. Blanche, w/o John A. HIRST
10 April 1939, 68
John A. HIRST, 10 Jan 1945, 73

A5. Mary Wren DONOVAN 9 April 1940, 70
w/o Charles DONOVAN, Lt Col, Indian Medical Services
died 29 Oct 1951, 88, s/o Charles DONOVAN

A6. Olivia, w/o Walter Charles POWELL
20 Nov 1920, 66
Walter Charles, above, 16 June 1936, 84

A7. Harold Edward BRIDGETT, M.C., Croix De Guerre, M.A., D.D
Who ministered for 36 years on the Canadian Prairies, later Archdeacon
Of Brandon, Manitoba, 24 Jan 1964, 70
1961-1964. dear husband of Muriel Lepley BRIDGETT

A8. James Fortnom WILLOUGHBY
Major-General, Indian Army, retired 33rd Queen Victoria Light Cavalry
Last surviving s/o the late Admiral, J.B. WILLOUGHBY, 28 Jan 1844 - 30 May 1922
Marian, w/o Major-General J. WILLOUGHBY, Born 1850, died 5 Nov 1915
Captain James Gerald WILLOUGHBY, 3rd Queen Victoria Light Cavalry
Son, killed in action 3 March 1915 age 31, at Shaiba, Mes[o]potamia
[CWGC information, Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq, III.C.21]

A9. Osborn Augustin CHAMBERS Major (Retired)
Royal Warwickshire Regt, of Manor House, Sandgate, Kent
19 Feb 1861 - 5 June 1941
Served in Chin-Lushai Expedition 1889
Khartoum Campaign, 1898
Great War, France, 5 August - Dec 1914
Press Bureau Censor Jan 1915 - Nov 1918


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th April 2007, along with the list above. Alf was unsure of their provenance, but it appears they are the survivors from the burial ground which surrounded a former Baptist Chapel, built in 1701, but now demolished. These can now be identified as some of them are listed in the booklet Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire, published in 1986. The former burial ground is adjacent to the Cemetery, and surrounded by a stone wall.
B1. This stone is erected to perpetuate the memory of
Thomas CRESSER of Little Rissington who sustained
The Office of a Deacon in the church of Christ for many years
25 Feb 1808, 70

B2. Sarah, w/o Thomas CREFTE [CRESTE] of Rowe Farm
in this county, 7 August 1788, 62

B3. Richard REYNOLDS, 12 Sept 1786, 46
Elizabeth, w, 15 Oct 1806, 66

B4. Hugh Woodlands BURFORD, 10 Feb 1901, 74
Elizabeth, w, 24 Jan 1906, 80

B5. Ann, d/o William & Mary THUP
[not sure of surname, stone weather worn]
Jan 1812, 20

B6. [Stone weatherworn]
Samuel PERRY of Aston Blank
26 Dec 1806, 86
Sarah, w, 7 Feb 1795, 71

B7. [Stone weatherworn]
Mary PERRY, w/o Joshua of Little Rissington
22 May 1797, 72
Louisa, d, [stone has sunk]

B8. Jasper BAILEY, 4 July 1782, 42
Mary, w, 26 Feb 17**, 42
Elizabeth, d, 21 July 1807, 25

B9. Albert W, s/o Isaac & Louisa HALL
3 July 1862, 5yrs & 10 months

B10. Thomas COLES. A.M, 25 Sept 1810, 61
Elizabeth, w, 29 March 1836, 57
Thomas Kyte COLES, 4 June 1826, 23
Elizabeth Kyte COLES, 18 Nov 1834, 14
Frederick John COLES, 10 August 1839, 24
Henry COLES, E.G.S, 3 Dec 1866, 60
Walter Kyte COLES, died at Sea, 7 Feb 1843, 31
Two infant children of T. & E. COLES were buried near this spot

B11. John HANKS, only s/o Robert & Emma
22 Feb 18**, 35

B12. William Carey COLES, M.D, F.R.C.S
Retired Surgeon Major, H.M. Indian Army
25 July 1817 - 17 May 1888

B13. Sarah HALL, w/o John HALL
Of Bradforton in the County of Worcester
d/o Thomas & Mary KYTE of Bourton on the Water
9 Dec 1803, 55

B14. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas CRESSER
Late of Bart Farm, d/o Thomas & Mary EYTE
25 Nov 1802, 56

B15. Mary KYTE, w/o Thomas, 2 Nov 179*, 4*

B16. Robert HUMPHRIS, 30 Dec 1805, 82
He was the early and zealous patron of the
Sunday School at this place
[Auth: NB no building at this location]

B17. In memory of Sarah, Isaac and Job WOOD
Children of William & Elizabeth WOOD of Barton [Bourton?]
Sarah, 31 May 1793, 3yrs & 4 months
Isaac, 19 June 1794, 10 months
Job, 5 August 1794, 3yrs & 7 months

B18. Mary HANKS, w/o Robert of Aston Blank
16 August 1803, 74

B19. John HANKS, s/o Robert of Aston Blank
And by Mary his wife, 19 Sept 1792, [looks like] 24

B20. James ASHWIN, 3 March 1831, 60
Elizabeth, w, 2 March 1855, 80

B21. Hester, d/o James & Elizabeth ASHWIN
11 Feb 1839, 25
Her brother, Richard ASHWIN, 12 August 1840, 24

B22. William Snooke STENSON 28 March 1888, 71

B23. Nathaniel STENSON, M.D, 8 Feb 1862, 86
Eliza, w, 24 Nov 1846, 68

B24. James BEALE & Anne his wife
He, 5 Feb 1813, 73
She, 5 August 1811, [age has flaked off]

B25. Elizabeth, w/o Richard COOPER
Of Little Rissington, 29 July 1847, 70
Richard, 27 May 1848, look like 72

B26. Hannah WOOD who died suddenly
14 Feb 1829, 79
Ann PACKER, d, 4 Dec [look like] 1774, [stone sunk]

B27. [Stone weather worn]
Elizabeth, 2nd w/o John Charles GUEST
And 4th d/o Joseph & Mary RANSFORD
[looks like] 25 July 1852, 48

B28. Mary Henrietta, 3rd d/o Thomas & Mary COLLETT
14 April 1814 - 8 May 1885

B29. Thomas BEALE, 4 Oct 18**, 64
Mary BEALE, relict of above, 18 May 1888, 84

B30. William COX, 12 April 1904, 75
Mary, w, 5 August 1925, 84

B31. Ann Elizabeth, eldest d/o Thomas & Mary COLLETT
26 April 1867, 30
Emily, 2nd d, 6 Feb 1866, 26
Ester Ransford, youngest d, died in infancy

B32. Edwin THOMPSON who died at Badsey
4 Sept 1889, 65
Hannah Dunscombe THOMPSON, w, who died
at Evesham, 14 Feb 1895, 81

B33. John COLLETT, s/o Thomas & Mary COLLETT
Born 17 Dec 1836, died at Dorking, 12 Oct 1919
Also his wife Cecilia Helen, 22 May 1842 - 9 April 1923
Also their daughter
Cecilia Dora RANSFORD-COLLETT
27 Nov 1876 - 26 Jan 1964

B34. Mary RANSFORD, relict of John
Late of Edgefield, South Carolina, 12 Jan 1820, 80

B35. John REYNOLDS, J.P.
Camp House, Bourton on the Water
18 Sept 1826 - 23 Oct 1915
Hannah, w, 30 May 1919, 86

B36. Benjamin BEDDOME, 1717 - 1785
For 25 years Pastor of the Baptist Chapel
Bourton on the Water, interred near the spot where the
Chapel formerly stood.
The stone was erected by his Great Grandchildren
[Note: Benjamin is understood to have died 1795 and 50 years pastor]

B37. Thomas KITCHEN, 31 April 1841, 82
Jane, w, 8 May 1818, 60
Ann, 2nd w, 20 April 1805, 77 [as inscribed]

B38. Ann, w/o Thomas KITCHEN
29 June 1862, 73
Sarah, d, 6 June 1784, [look like] 27

B39. Thomas KITCHENER, 3 April 1812, 84
Susan, d/o Thomas & Ann KITCHENER
27 Oct 1792, 26

B40. Elizabeth WOOD, w/o Jofeph [Joseph] WOOD
23 Feb 1791, 59
Alfo two children, John & Sarah who died in infancy
And of two grandchildren. Thomas WOOD aged 9
Benjamin aged 2yrs

B41. William CLIFFORD and Mary his wife.
He died 23 May 1820, 83
She, 15 Feb 1803, 67
William, s, 26 May 1797, 35
Also an infant daughter of William & Sarah WAKELAM
10 May 1825, 2 weeks
William Jn WAKELAM, 4 Jan 1862, 67

B42. Sarah COLLOT 25 Sept Anno Dom 1713

B43. Mrs Mary PERREY, The prudent pious and
Mournful relict of Mr William PERREY
15 July 1770, looks like 56

B44. John WILKINS, 25 Jan 1835, 60
Rachel, d, 11 Jan 1833, *9

B45. Mary Ann GILBERT, 21 Jan 1925, 75

B46. Fanny, w/o Carey PHILLIPS
16 Oct 1891, 46

B47. Emily, d/o William & Mary Ann WILKINS
11 March 1868, 1yr & 9 months

B48. Mary, w/o William WILKINS, 14 Jan 1850, 45
William WILKINS, 25 June 1863, 61

B49. John BUMPUS, s/o George & Mary BUMPUS
25 August 1871, 47

B50. William, s/o Thomas & Sarah WILKINS
25 March 1851, 21

B51. Metal Foot Plate
M.H. 1819

B52. John PAINTER, 23 Oct 1855, 62
Mary Ann, w, 22 July 1875, 78

B53. Joseph Payne PAINTER, 15 Sept 1899, 53
John Richard PAINTER, 16 Sept 1900, 43
Member of the Gloucestershire Cricket Club

B54. William C. PAINTER, 21 July 1895, 74
Caroline, w, 3 March 1903, 83

B55. William LUND, 12 April 1855, 62
Mary, w, 31 Dec 1854, 52

B56. Mary COCKS, widow of the late Rev'd John COCKS
Of Amersham, 14 Oct 1857, 80
Julia WILKINS, d/o William [&] Jemima WILKINS
21 August 1839, 2yrs and 3 months

B57. William PHILLIPS, 16 June 1850, 88
Mary, w, 19 April 1850, 85
Martha Ann PHILLIPS, granddaughter
17, ****, 185*, [looks like] 55 (1855)

B58. Robert HAWKINS, 19 March 1868, 77
Ann, w, 26 Nov 1858, 66
Richard & Isaac, sons
Richard, 19 June 1865, 51
Isaac, 12 Feb 1864, 39

B59. William HAWKINS, 12 April 1871, 45
Sarah, w, 27 April 1884, 59

B60. Mary BRINDLE, 19 March 1870, 88

B61. Thomas BRINDLE, 8 March 1859, 82
Sarah, w, 23 Dec 1853, 74
Richard, s, 21 Dec 1849, 54

B62. William PRICE, 25 Dec 1862, 82
Jane, w, 27 March 1864, 88
William & John, sons
The former died March 5th 1842, 26
The latter died Feb 11 1847, 25

B63. William, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth JOHNSON
5 March 1876, 34
Elizabeth, his sister, 4 June 1857, 12
Two children who died in infancy

B64. Joseph JOHNSON, 20 Dec 1882, 73
Elizabeth, w, 30 May 1895, 85
David PAYNE, 21 Feb 18**, 6*

B65. James HARTWELL, 20 April 1904, 57
Sarah, w, 25 Sept 1929, 83

B66. Thomas FARMER, 25 Oct 1868, 89
Hester, w, 17 July 1858, 68

B67. William TRUBY
Of Greenfield, Little Rissington, 15 Feb 1870, 75
Jane, w, 15 Oct 1859, 47

B68. Thomas HANKS of Little Rissington
16 Sept 1842, 72
Ann, w, 12 Dec 1846, 63
Thomas Collett HANKS, s/o Thomas & Ann
Of Little Rissington, 30 Jan 1838, 22
Sarah, 2nd d, 7 April 1866, 55

B69. William Hubert KENDALL
18 Nov 1825 - 12 Oct 1880

B70. Loas, w/o John PERRY, 10 March 1903, 69
Arthur, s, 16 Jan 1884, 14

B71. David HALL, 24 August 1885, 56
Mary, w, 11 Feb 1904, 71

B72. William PEARCE
Of Lower Slaughter, 2 Nov 1930, 84
Mary PEARCE, w, 22 Oct 1917, 79

B73. Samuel HAMBIDGE who died at Clapton on the Hill
19 June 1873, 58
Susannah, w, who died at Evenlode, 5 April 1901, 80

B74. Ebenzer TRUBY who died at Donnington
7 Sept 1889, 58
Anne, w, 27 March 1901, 56

B75. Caroline, w/o John TRUBY
Of South Farm, Fairford, 4 May 1888, 58
John, above, 4 April 1893, 57

B76. Edward TRUBY
Of Rissington Farm, 12 Feb 1867, 37
Elizabeth, w, 5 Feb 1911, 79
Also two brothers of above, Humphrey and
Giles who died in infancy

B77. John TRUBY of Little Rissington
21 August 1854, 65
Mary, w, born at Longborough 10 May 1794
Died at Little Rissington Farm, 20 Nov 1875

B78. Ellen Florence Lucy CLIFFORD
d/o George & Lucy CLIFFORD
18 March 1887, 10 months
Frederick George, s, 25 May 1890, 14

B79. William S. CLIFFORD, 7 Jan 1898, 75
Louisa, w, 22 April 1908, 82

B80. Clara, w/o George PAYNE, 8 Sept 1886, 31

B81. Richard PHILLIPS, 11 June 1885, 68
Mary, w, 11 Nov 1895, 81
Mary A, d, [looks like] 19 Feb 1928, 84

B82. Emma, w/o Benjamin COMBE
Of Cheltenham, 19 May 1883, 38

B83. Ernest Walter, s/o Benjamin & Emma COMBE
Of Cheltenham, who died at Bourton on the Water
26 June 1869, 2 months

B84. Helen WILKINS 19 June 1879, 31

B85. Edward WILKINS 28 June 1874, 37
Mary, w, 24 Sept 1918, 77

B86. Susanna, w/o Thomas WILKINS
d/o Richard & Mary FAULKS
10 Feb 1876, 24
Richard FAULKS, 17 Sept 1874, 60
Mary, w, 21 Jan 1893, 76

B87. William PARSONS who died at
Bourton on the Water, 1 April 1888, 80
Mary, w, 30 Oct 1896, 68

B88. Joseph Challis PARSONS, 15 Jan 1887, 17

B89. Jennie PARSONS, 29 Nov 1883, 19

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