Some Memorial Inscriptions - Dursley, Gloucestershire
St James's Churchyard & Dursley Cemetery

Latest Additions New 28th October 2005

The following MIs were extracted from BIGLAND by Rosemary Lockie, 4/6th February 1987.
A1. Mary, Wife of Thomas HILL, Jun. died November 9, 1766, aged 48 Years

A2. Thomas HILL, Jun. died May 20, 1772, aged 61 Years
Edward FRIEND died April 28th, 1774, aged 49
Elizabeth, his Wife, Daughter of Thomas HILL,
died January 20, 1765, aged 43
Edward their son, August 3rd 1755, aged 2 Years
Thomas HILL died June 10, 1758, aged 73 Years
Elizabeth, Wife of Thomas HILL died June 19, 1762, aged 77

A3. (Part of a major inscription)
Ann DAVIS died April 15, 1754, aged 75 Years
Samuel, Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth HILL died February 28, 1759 aged 7 Years

A4. William WOOD died September 8th 1760, aged 59
Judith his wife died March 13th 1771 aged 81 [maybe 1777?]

A5. John WOOD died April 2nd 1762, aged 73
Sarah his wife died April 25th 1762, aged 78

A6. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel HILL died March 6th 1737, aged 54


The following MIs were extracted from BIGLAND by Rosemary Lockie, 14th June 1989.
B1. In the Nave
Here resteth the Body of James WORKMAN of Dursley, Victualler,
who was buried the 18th day of May Anno Dom. 1706
Also the Body of John VIZARD, late of Bristol, Tobacconist,
who died Jan 17 1736 Aged 59 Years

B2. On Monuments in the North Aisle
In Memory of John WATKINS, who died March 24 1781 Aged 61 Years
In Memory of Esther the Wife of John WATKINS, of this Town
who died Oct 24 1776 Aged 70 Years

B3. Near this Place lies interred the Body of John A. WOOD,
of Dursley, Gent, who died August 4 1740 Aged 68 Years

B4. In the Churchyard on Tombs
Sarah, Daughter of John and Eliz. EVERETT,
died Sept 12 1747 Aged 22 Years
Elizabeth, wife of John EVERETT died Aug 6 1767 Aged 68 Years

B5. Arthur VIZAR, of this Town, Gent died Jan 6 1663 Aged 71 Years
John VIZARD, of this Town, Clothier, his Kinsman, and Hannah his Wife,
who died, viz.
He, April 5, 1731 aged 65 Years,
She, Feb 15, 1733 aged 69 Years;
Hannah their Daughter, Wife of William ROACH
died Sept 30, 1756 aged 55 Years
Mary, Wife of George WHITNEY, and Daughter of John and Hannah VIZARD,
died July 12, 1757 aged 50 Years
Martha VIZARD, another of their Daughters, died March 12, 1786 aged 67
Hannah ROACH died May 6, 1787 aged 42 Years

B6. Ann WATKINS, Wife of John WATKINS, Mercer
who deceased Feb 15 1660 being aged 50 Years
John WATKINS of Dursley, Mercer, died Oct 6, 1691
Elizabeth, wife of Samuel KING, Daughter of John WATKINS,
buried here Dec 5 1704

B7. Maurice PHILLIPS of this Town, Clothier died March 5 1720 Aged 86
Elizabeth, Wife of Maurice PHILLIPS died Oct 1 1730 Aged 95
"They lived in Wedlock 65 Years"

B8. On Flat & Head-Stones
John [sic], Wife of John VIZARD Sen. - -1718 
Mary, Wife of Thomas EVERETT19Aug176283
Thomas EVERETT11Sep176476
Hugh EVERETT26Oct178152
Joseph his Son11Oct17706
Arthur VIZARD26Sep178477
William, Son of William and Hannah WOOD 6Mar17593
John WOOD 2Apr176273
Sarah his Wife25Apr176278
John HARDING, Cardmaker23Dec176160
Elizabeth his Wife29Aug176764


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th March 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
DURSLEY CEMETERY
C1. Dorothy May HEWER,
21 Apr 1966, 73, 1893
Lionel John HEWER,
4 Nov 1994, 97, 1897

C2. Nellie Elizabeth HART, 31 May 1949, 60, 1889
Husband, William, [no details of him]

C3. Alice NELMES, 17 Feb 1957, 80, 1877
Phyllis M. THOMPSON, daughter,
6 Feb 1959, 47, 1912
Ellia HODGETTS, nee NEWLS
30 Jul 1980, 76, 1904
Harold NELMS, son, [no other details]

C4. George Edward NELMS, 24 Mar 1962, 65, 1897
Dennis Gordon, son, 12 Jun 1968, 35, 1933
Louie, 17 Feb 1996, 92, 1904

C5. Eva Beatrice BRAIN,
6 Apr 1964, 55, 1909
Thomas John, 5 Mar 1983, 76, 1907

C6. Herbert John KINGSCOTE, 1898 - 1969
Violet Winifred, 1896 - 1984

C7. William James SHORT,
20 Dec 1974, 72, 1902
Gladys Evelyn, 26 Jul 1997, 95, 1902

C8. Sarah Rebecca HEWER,
4 Jul 1999, 88, 1911

C9. Florence NELMES, 1 Jan 1973, 82, 1891
William Thomas, 1 Mar 1945, 52, 1893

C10. Jack TANNER, 1982, 73, 1909
Queenie, 1992, 85, 1907
Judith, daughter, 1943, 4yrs, 1939

C11. Frederick William Blizzard DERRETT,
10 Jan 1936, 78, 1858
Ann Emily,
7 Feb 1940, 82

C12. Elizabeth TROTMAN, 22 Jan 1937, 54, 1883
Bertram Sidnet TROTMAN,
13 Nov 1969, 85, 1884
Florence Nellie, 25 Apr 1984, 81, 1903


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th October 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
D1. CWG
2nd Class 546079 Aircraftman, L.A. GARDINER,
Royal Air Force, 19 August 1941, 21

D2. CWG
Sgt 1852687, D.J. SMITH, Air Gunner,
Royal Air Force, 28 June 1944, 19

D3. CWG
Driver T/91853, M.W.G. SAINSBURY,
Royal Army Service Corps, 25 August 1940, 23

D4. CWG
Lieutenant L.G. PITMAN, Pioneer Corps,
21 Dec 1944, 52 (also his wife Carole, 16 Dec 1955, 61)

D5. CWG
2nd Class 2285713 Aircraftman, Stanley James HIGGINS,
Royal Air Force, 20 August 1946, 18

D6. CWG
Cpl 5183639 W.E. EVANS,
Gloucestershire Regt, 4 May 1946, 27 (s/o Ernest & May)

D7. CWG
Sgt 5105589, P.F. ALBY,
The Royal Warwickshire Regt,
20 Dec 1943, 36

D8. Sgt / Pilot Bernard J. SPENCER, R.A.F,
s/o Charles & Annie SPENCER,
Killed on active service, 26 April 1940, 25

D9. Blanche MacDonald AITCHINSON,
7 Jan 1956, 86, w/o Major Walter AITCHINSON,
late of Huntly, Aberdeenshire, who was KiA, 1917

D10. Doreen Margaret BEARD, 11.3.1999, 78

Next Grave: son,
Paul Leonard BEARD (Lenny)
Accidentally killed 8 Feb 1976, 21

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