Some Memorial Inscriptions - Icomb, Gloucestershire
St Mary's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th May 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
INSIDE THE CHURCH
A1. Plaque on the wall
Ralph J.S. LUCAS
Lieutenant 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards
Killed in Action in Libya 16 June 1941
(CWGC date) Lt Ralph John Scott LUCAS 108285 died aged 37
son of Major & Mrs E. LUCAS, husband of Dorothy of Stow on the Wold
Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

A2. Plaque on the wall
[Auth: The "v" is "u" in modern english]
Here sleepeth in the Lord with certain hope of the resvrrestion the body of
William COPE of Icomb in the Covnty of Glocister [Gloster] Esqr
and the Right Honovrable the Lady Elizabeth COPE his wife:
Davghter to Sr Francis FANE, Earle of Westmorland
by whom he had issvu two sonns, Henry and William and two davghters, Elizabeth and
Rachel Elizabeth wife of Thomas WHITNEY of Whitney in the Covnty of Hereford, Esqr
The said Lady was widow of Sr John COPE of Hanwell in the Covnty of Oxford, Baronett
and mother to Sr Anthony COPE, John and Elizabeth.
This William and his lady lived together vpon earth many years in the fear of God
and now their bodys are laid to rest tell the last trvmpent blowing at ovr Lord and
Saviovrs second coming shall awaken them to receive that joyfvll sentence which
hee will pronovnce to all his elect, come yee blessed of my father
inherit the Kingdome prepared for yov from the fovndation of the World
This lady, Elizabeth deceased ye 10th of October Ano Dom 1669
The sd Will COPE dyed the 7th day of Auguft 1691 who left 33 pounds pannum to poores
Ufes in Icomb and Stow out of the lands in his mann of Icomb Anno Aetatis Suae 79

A3. Wooden Plaque
Rosemary HOMFRAY née SIMPSON-HAYWARD
July 28th 1913 - October 17th, 1985
Formerly wife of Guy GARRETT-FOX, lost at Sea
November 1942
And also of their son
Martin Hayward GARRETT-FOX
September 17th 1941 - October 24th 2003

A4. Wooden Plaque [underneath]
George Hayward Simpson HAYWARD of Icomb Place
June 7th 1875 - October 2nd 1936

IN THE CHURCHYARD
B1. George H. SERMAN 8th April 1895, 66
Amelia Emily, w, 27 August 1832 - 18th July 1917

B2. George HAMBIDGE
Of Summer Hill, 13 November 1874, 61
Ann, w, 25 December 1878, 83

B3. William, s/o William & Elizabeth HAMBIDGE
14 October 1879, 59

B4. William HAMBIDGE, 22 March 1855, 73
Elizabeth, w, 7 October 1864, 86

B5. Ann Mary LANE, 15 April 1932, 68

B6. John HAMBIDGE, 30 March 1912, 80

B7. Mrs Mary WOODMAN 18 February 1846, 64

B8. Ann, w/o Richard PHILLIPS
Late of Stow on the Wold, 15 June 1858, 46

B9. Mary, w/o John HANDS, 26 January 1850, 27

B10. Robert HANDS, 19 February 1849, ** [stone eroded]

B11. Ernest James HOOPER 30.9.1880 - 5.5.1945
Mary HOOPER, 19.5.1879 - 4.6.1948

B12. Thomas HAMBIDGE
[looks like 3 December 1809, 64]

B13. Elizabeth, w/o John HAMBIDGE
6 April 1851 ** [stone eroded]

B14. William John PALMER, 1909 - 1993

B15. In loving memory of our dear children
Andyeas and Isolde FEICHTINGER. July 1985

B16. Raymond JUDSON
23 February 1909 - 25 February 1938

B17. Dorothy LUCAS
20 December 1898 - 5 April 1985

B18. Andrew Gray KEAY 1914 - 1991

B19. George Hayward SIMPSON-HAYWARD
June 7, 1875 - October 2, 1936
Mary Gladys WALLER, w,
8 December 1880 - 21 February 1955

B20. William Paynter BOASE
20 August 1897 - 9 Nov 1969
Joan Roper BOASE , w,
5 August 1915 - 20 April 1989

B21. Helen Leetham MOSS
27 August 1848 - 22 October 1982
to a perfect mother in thankfull memory
of her love, beauty and courage from her sons
Herbert, Reginald and her adopted daughter, Myrtle

B22. William Allworth SIMMS
26 August 1903 - 15 October 1989
Louisa, née GADEN, 21 July 1907 - 14 April 2003

B23. William Eyre WALKER
Of Spetisbury Dorset, h/o Alice V
7 September 1930, 84

B24. Alice Victoria, w/o William Eyre WALKER
Of Icomb 12 April 1922, 74

B25. William George LANE
Of Bledington Manor Farm, 19 September 1895, 27
Catherine LANE, wife [nothing else inscribed]

B26. Charles MEAD of Manor Farm, Bledington
31 December 1891, 70
Susannah, w, 28 May 1905, 81

B27. John Charles CALVERT 1860 - 1912

B28. Adelaide Matilda CLIFFORD
14 March 1904, 73
Louisa Victoria, sister of above
12 May 1902, 61

B29. Jane Sophia KIBBLE, 17 July 1869, 65

B30. Iain MALCOLMSON 1907- 1981
Thetis, w, 1908-1993 d/o
Clive & Elvera WILSON of Tranry Croft

B31. Walter CLEMENTS 4 November 1994, 82
Irene, w, 21 April 2000, 85
both of The Malt House 1965 - 1983

B32. Andrew Cuthbert WEGUELIN, 1 July 1927, 39
Gertrude Nora, w, 16.3.71

B33. Reginald JOYNES 23 January 1922 - 9 December 1968

B34. Giles LANE 23 December 1873, 78
Maria Jane, w, 26 April 1878, 75

B35. War Death [Boer War]
Edith LANE, 5 June 1882, 10
Farrier Sgt George LANE, 75th Battery, Royal Field Artillery
who died at Netly Hospital, 7 November 1901 after serving
2 years service in South Africa age 31
Interred in Netly Cemetery
Son and daughter of David & Amy LANE

B36. War Grave
Archibald Victor SIMMS
12 March 1909 - 8 May 1996
husband to Ellen 1939 - 1973
and Heather, 1974 - 1996
Heather Mary SIMMS, née SIMPSON-HAYWARD
7 August 1918 - 25 February 2004
reverse side of stone
Robert George SIMPSON-HAYWARD
R.A.F. 7 November 1914 - 16 August 1941
[CWGC data] Pilot Officer, Navigator under training 102133 R.A.F
son of Mrs M SIMPSON-HAYWARD of Kemerton, Worcestershire

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