Some Memorial Inscriptions - Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire
St Swithun's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 1st September 2012

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st July 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. CWG
551436 Cpl F.A.H. CLIFFE, Royal Air Force,
3 April 1942, 22
A separate flat tablet at the base reads:
In Loving Memory of
Frank & Frances CLIFFE
[We have a Photograph of F.A.H. CLIFFE's Gravestone.
It is the only CWG in the Churchyard]

A2. Stuart Routledge MAJENRIE, "Priest"
For 11yrs Vicar of this Brookthorpe, with W[h]addon,
11 May 1845 - 6 Dec 1894

A3. Major General
William De Wilton Roche THACKWELL, C.B,
Late of 1st Battn S. Staffordshire Regt.
Served in Crimean War & in Egypt 1882,
Commanded 8th & 40th Regt Districts,
Also Lancs & Cheshire Volunteer Brigade 1888 - 1900
Born 6 Sept 1834 - Died 16 June 1910
Charlotte, w, 25 Feb 1835 - 31 May 1917
Florence Mary, d, 22 May 1872 - 12 Feb 1903
Edward Francis, s, 18 Nov 1889 - 27 Aug 1935
Edward Awdon Penrose THACKWELL,
Colonel, Indian Army, 4th s/o Revd John D. Penrose,
Of Wood Hill, Co. Cork, 8 Sept 1856 - 31 Jan 1926

A4. Samuel SMITH of this parish,
23 July 1860, 54
Mary SMITH, [stone has sunk]

A5. Henry SMITH, 4 July 1865, 53
Job, eldest s, who died in N.S.I I,
27 Sept 1886, 35
Sidney Francis, youngest s, died in N.S.I I,
23 April 1887, 31

A6. Job SMITH,
of The Road Farm, Harescombe,
30 Oct 1850, 74
Charles, s, 18 March 1857, 39
John HERBERT, son-in-law of Job SMITH,
1 August 1869, 45
Elizabeth, w/o Job SMITH, 4 July 1869, 89
Sarah Sophia, d/o Job & Elizabeth, 6 May 1891, 69

A7. Martin R. GARDENER, 7 Sept 1916, 69
Elenor, w, 12 Feb 1927, 79
Cpl Melville GARDNER, grandson,
Of the Dragoon Guards, died at Richmond,
26 Nov 1916, 22
He did his duty, nobly and well

A8. John Lord SMITH,
Of The Rectory House, Whaddon,
11 July 1825, 65
Jane, w, (same place) 26 July 1852, 80

A9. John SMITH, 8 Feb 1793, 62
Sarah LORD, 17 Feb 1818, 63

A10. Samuel HARRIS, 28 Dec 1795, 64
Hester, w, 15 July 1793, 36

A11. Elizabeth, w/o John HARRIS,
Of this parish, Yeoman & d/o of the
late Thomas FIELD of Duntisborn Abbotts,
in this County, Yeoman, 19 Feb 1836, 51
John, above, 18 Dec 1844, 68

A12. John HAWKINS, 24 Nov 1896, 58
Elizabeth Jane, widow of above,
6 May 1900, 68
Henry Jenner infant s/o Herbert & Alice HAWKINS,
And grandson of above, 16 June 1902, 14 months

A13. Daniel DAVIS,
Who died suddenly 8 Dec 1903, 65
Eliza, w, 23 March 1907, 68

A14. Jane, w/o Richard DAVIS,
17 Oct 1905, 78
Richard, above, 15 July 1915, 89
Josiah, s, 20 March 1940, 89
Elizabeth, w/o Josiah, 5 Jan 1943, 82


The following MI was kindly contributed by Keith Walter, 24th September 2007. Thomas was his gt*2 grandfather. Also of note is that Thomas was the enumerator for at least three of Brookthorpe's census returns.
B1. In memory of Thomas WALTER.
Born August 12 1806. Died January 30 1884.
For 44 years Clerk of the parish.
For 46 years Master of the boys Sunday School.
[the other side reads]
Also Hannah, widow of Thomas WALTER.
Born March 23 1801. Died August 15 1884
After 18 Years Suffering.
'Come unto me all ye that labour and
are heavy laden, and I will give ye rest'
[Note: this inscription was recorded in 1995, when
it was quite clear. It may no longer be readable]


Latest Additions New
The following MI was kindly contributed by John Williams, 1st September 2012. The stone is set into the ground near the gateway between the car park and churchyard, and the inscription is included for interest.
C1. Jack / Born Apr ? 1875
Died May 15 1886
"Beneath this stone taking his last long Rest
Lies dear old Jack of all good dogs the Best
If Xtians were as good and true as he
What a delightful place the World would be"
[We have a Photograph of Jack's Gravestone]

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