Some Memorial Inscriptions - Iron Acton, Gloucestershire
St James the Less's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 1st March 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Mary Ann, w/o James MAINSTONE,
13 March 1895, 67
James, 5 Aug 1909, 82
Hester, d, 27 Jan 1934, 84

A2. Alexandra Lydia, d/o
Henry Lewis & Catherine THOMPSON,
6 Oct 1884 - 3 Sept 1886

A3. Thomas LAWRENCE,
of Court Farm, Winterbourne,
15 Nov 1880, 87

A4. Stephen FUGILL,
Of this parish, 22 May 1861, 39
Harriet, w, 11 Oct 1862, 50

A5. Susannah SHIPWAY,
14 May 1858, 69
Isaac, h, 11 Jan 1865, 84

A6. Alvan Thomas BLANCH,
of Latteridge, 22 May 1912, 65
Hannah Maria, w,
14 Oct 1922, 71
Clara May, w/o Alvan Thomas BLANCH,
13 Sept 1851 - 20 June 1884
Ivy Louisa BLANCH,
19 Nov 1977, 79
Walter Wickham BLANCH,
19 Jan 1986, 97

A7. James WHITINGHAM,
19 Jan 1803, 21

A8. William WHITINGHAM,
12 Sept 1801, 61
Hannah, w,
11 Nov 180* 67

A9. William Thomas Poole KING,
27 July 1806 - 3 Sept 1887
Percy Lisbon KING,
18 July 1856 - 19 Jan 1914
Roderick Lisbon KING s/o
P.L & M.E. KING,
29 April 1906 - 24 May 1906
Mervyn Kersteman KING,
25 Sept 1845 - 12 June 1934
Victoria Louisa KING,
1 Oct 1819 - 11 July 1902

A10. John KEEPING,
s/o Thomas & Rachel KEEPING,
3 Nov 1832, 20
Ann, d, 25 April 1883, 33
Rachel, w, 23 Nov 1841, 52
Thomas, 10 Jan 1849, 48

A11. Matthew LIDDON, Esq,
of The Lodge, Iron Acton,
late Capt of the 8th Kings Regt,
4 April 1842 - 13 Nov 1904

A12. Mary Ann OVENS,
24 Oct 1892, 47
William FRY of this parish,
brother-in-law, 10 Feb 1915, 85
Elizabeth, widow, 24 Nov 1916, 83

A13. James Henry, s/o
James & Amelia SMITH,
7 Aug 1800, 4yrs
Temperance Ann, d,
1 Dec 1802, 6 months
Louisa Ann, w/o Job SMITH,
10 Feb 1828, 23
James SMITH,
17 Nov 1845, 73
Amelia, his wife,
15 Dec 1849, 81

A14. Jane SHUTE, 20 June 1845, 61
Richard SHUTE, Esq,
Grandson of the Rev Thomas SHUTE,
and Sarah his wife, he was the 2nd son of
the Rev Thomas SHUTE, Vicar of
St Lawrence, Redding, 28 Aug 1755,
died in his own house at Iron Acton,
25 Nov 1855
[Ed: this is 'Reading' in Berkshire - qv Alumni
Oxoniensis, which states Thomas was the Vicar of
St Lawrence from 1748 until his death 19 Aug 1763]


A15. Maria STALEY, d/o
Joseph & Ann, of this parish,
28 Aug 1849, 27
Joseph STALEY,
21 Sept 1856, 66
Ann, w, 7 March 1858, 62

A16. Mary, w/o Daniel GIBBS,
24 Sept 1855, 34
Daniel, 28 Aug 1855, 72
Jane, w/o William MATTHEWS (Jnr)
of the parish of Winterbourne,
and d/o of the above Daniel & Mary,
28 March 1850, 23

A17. John ALWAYS,
13 April 1842, 82
Betty, w, 8 Sept 1845, 85

A18. Henrieta SLATER,
8 April 1845, 60
John SLATER, MA,
Canon of Bristol, he was honorary
Canon of Bristol Cathedral for
48 years and Rector of Iron Acton,
9 Jan 1877, 83

A19. Robert Bluett MORGAN, Esq, BA,
Canon of Carmarthen, 2 Aug ****
died in London, 10 Dec **** [re-check dates]
Sarah, widow of Mr. Bluett JONES,
16 Dec 1852, 89
Charles RAY, son in law of the named,
Bluett & Sarah JONES, 18 Feb 1858, 32
Walter Bluett Carpenter RAY,
s/o Charles RAY, died at Iron Acton,
18 May 1875, 38
Sarah MORGAN, 10 Dec 1877, 91

A20. Charles MORGAN, Esq, MA,
Of Exeter College, Oxford,
JP for the County Borough of Carmarthen,
High Sheriff for Carmarthen, 1857,
s/o Charles MORGAN, Esq, MD & JP
for Carmarthenshire of Allt-y-dog,
11 Oct 1815 - 19 June 1890
Winifred, his widow, 4 Feb 1905, 73
Henry RAY, of this parish,
19 April 1836, 37
Elizabeth, 25 Dec 1869, 76
their only son, Henry Carpenter RAY,
3 June 1891, 68
[Ed: Also known as [G]allt-y-Gog? It is described as
one of the 2 principal 'seats' in Abergwili in the National
Gazetteer (1868) The other one is Cwm-Guilly]


A21. Lydia WATSON, 29 April 1864, 69

A22. Mary BOWIE,
Born at Biggar, county of Lanarck,
20 March 1812, died at Clifton,
3 Aug 1890, 78

A23. Ford RICHARDSON,
4 Feb 1786, 55
Susanna, w, 2 May 1812, 75
Henry Ford, d, 23 Oct 1808, **
Philimore, **
27 April 1811, **

A24. Henry, h/o Mary Elizabeth KENDALL,
1 June 1905, 53
Elizabeth, 2 July 1962, 92

A25. Alfred DAY,
26 May 1897, 71

A26. Sarah, w/o James VINCENT,
31 Dec 1898, 62
James, 30 Jan 1912, 75

A27. William, h/o Emily BLANCHARD,
12 Feb 1897, 41
Emily, 30 April 1939, 80
Frederick Agustus, s,
1 Aug 1899, 17

A28. Richard MILES, 13 Oct 18** 67
Mary, w, 22 April 18** 77
(death period about 1886 - 1899)

A29. Joseph COOK, 2 Dec 1889, 53
Joseph, s, 30 Oct 1911, 47

A30. Sarah, w/o Reuben AMOS,
21 April 1888, 29

A31. Sarah MORLE, 3 May 1886, 80

A32. Elizabeth, w/o W. SHEPHERD,
d/o late John COOK, Yeoman of
this parish, 17 Sept 1894, 83
William, s/o late William & Sarah SHEPHERD,
22 July 1886, 76

A33. Rhoda MARSH,
5 Jan 1852, 51
Walter Samuel STICKLER,
5 Dec 1886, 47

A34. Alfred JAMES,
of Yate, 24 Dec 1878, 74
Maria, w, 25 Nov 1887, 81

A35. James WILLIAMS,
Formerly of Penzance and afterwards
Congregational Minister at Falfield
Died at Iron Acton 2 Nov 1899, 51
Mary, w, died at Yate, 16 April 1901, 69

A36. Daniel SAVERY,
16 Jan 1885, 78
Sarah, w, 4 Aug 1876, 67

A37. John SIMMONS,
of the parish, 9 April 1875, 32
Henry, s, 19 April 1875, 11 weeks

A38. Caroline HEDDON,
March 1851 - July 1915
Charlie, 1882 - 1891

A39. Margaret KENDALL, w/o Henry,
24 July 1891, 39

A40. Emily, d/o Soloman & Hannah KENDALL,
22 March 1876, 18
Hannah, w, 8 March 1893, 68
Soloman, 16 July 1897, 74

A41. William CROOME, of Iron Acton,
16 Oct 1872, 71

A42. Ann, w/o James WILLIAMS,
17 April 1872, 51
James. 25 March 1889, 79

A43. Henry MARWOOD,
h/o Mary HARDING,
24 Oct 1905, 46

A44. Thomas LUTON of this parish,
24 Aug 1877, 81
Charlotte LUTON,
18 Jan 1870, 82

A45. Hester, w/o Alexander DERRICK,
25 April 1892, 64
Alexander died at Iron Acton,
7 Jan 1872, 75
Albert Pearce, s, 20 Dec 1864, 21

A46. William Parsley WINTER,
6 Sept 1874, 68
Sarah, w, 24 Aug 1891, 88

A47. John KITCHENER,
27 March 1901, *9

A48. Alfred C. WINNELL,
24 July 1901, 65
Mary Ann, w, 4 Sept 1901, 66

A49. John, w/o Mary FRY,
10 Oct 1901, 46
Mary, 4 April 1911, 63

A50. Florence Alice FUGIL,
16 March 1945, 78

A51. James Clede,
s/o James & Mary Ann PERRY,
of Larks Farm, this parish,
16 May 1884, 23

A52. Arthur Oscar, youngest s/o
James & Mary Ann MAINSTONE,
5 Sept 1884, 19
Rowland, s, 27 July 1887, 24
Amelia, d, 6 March 1946, 78

A53. George HUMPHRIES,
Late of Latteredge,
22 Dec 1906, 85
Mary Ann, w,
22 Jan 1888, 65

A54. Catherine, w/o George Henry PIKE,
5 Sept 1901, 71
George Henry, 28 May 1889, 58

A55. Rebecka WALKER,
of this parish, 12 March 1890, 80

A56. Frances, w/o Clifford COX,
10 Oct 1925, 92
Clifford, of The Laurels, this parish,
2 April 1896, 57

A57. James ROACH of Latteredge,
4 June 1887, 74
Sarah Ann, w, died at Seymour, Somerset,
31 March 1891, 67
[Ed: Bratton-Seymour, aka Bratton St. Maur,
or Kingston-Seymour?]


A58. Robert SHARP,
of this parish, 27 Sept 1886, 32
Martha, w, 2 March 1892, 80

A59. Ann, d/o Emily Ann COLLINS,
29 May 1888, 17 days
Amelia, d/o George & Nancy MATTHEWS,
Of Robins Wood, 14 Feb 1882, 44
Alice Sophia COLLINS, d/o above,
29 Oct 1882, 13

A60. John SMITH,
of this parish, 16 Nov 1880, 58

A61. George BOULTON of this parish,
19 Jan 1881, 78
Hannah, widow, 31 May 1903, 79

A62. Julia, for 30 years the affectionate
& dearest beloved w/o John NICHOLS,
of Court Farm, who died suddenly,
17 March 1878, 52
John NICOLS, 4 Oct 1891, 82

A63. William WILLSON,
Sometime Station Master of
this place, 27 July 1906, 58

A64. Eliza Ann, w/o Walter John DEAN,
3 Jan 1907, 68
Walter John, 6 Feb 1917, 65

A65. Mark MAINSTONE,
30 Nov 1906, 72
Eliza, w, 29 Dec 1906, 79

A66. Daniel LACY,
9 Jan 1904, 63
Mary Ann, w, 14 Oct 1910, 69

A67. Matilda STIFF of this parish,
13 Jan 1898, 61
Roger, h, 17 July 1903, 67

A68. Ellen, w/o William HIGGS,
of this parish 3 Oct 1897, 65
William, 11 Feb 1901, 73

A69. Charlotte, w/o Henry SANDFORD,
18 Dec 1891, 75

A70. George WOLLEN 1858 - 1931
Caroline Jane, 1868 - 1964
Alfred George, KiA, Aug 1917, 20
Constance Cecely PARKIN,
6 June 1912 - 20 Jan 1992

A71. Alfred James WOLLEN, 1855 - 1941
Heneriet STEVENS, 1857 - 1947
Philip, s, KiA, in Palestine, 1893 - 1917

A72. Frances Amelia FUGIL,
8 Aug 1936, 75
Albert Stephen, h,
8 Feb 1947, 83

A73. Sidney James HANDOVER,
Rector of this parish, 1921 - 1952
died 12 May 1966, 81
Lorna, w, 1895 - 1986

A74. George Rickards BROWN, MA,
32 years Rector of this parish,
1854 - 23 Aug 1921

A75. Jennifer Louise CULLEN,
7 Aug 1989, 4yrs

A76. Sarah COOK, 2 Sept 1829, 85

A77. James STIFF of this parish,
5 July 1845, 19
Isaac, 10 Aug 1845, 12
George, father, 4 March 1865, 77
Mary, mother, 22 Feb 1877, 85

A78. Jacob THORNER,
of this parish, 9 Aug 1765, 71
Mary, 1st wife, 26 Feb 1729, 27
John CROOME, grandson,
late of Mand of Antigua,
14 Nov 1805, 53
Mary HOBBS, d/o Jacob & Mary THORNER,
and mother of Thomas CROOME, ***, 1805, 8*

A79. Edmund, s/o George & Henerietta WOLLEN,
20 March 1826, 23
George, father of Edmund,
2 March 1855, 71
Henerietta, w, 26 May 1860, 81

A80. Albert ISAAC, 2 Jan 1933, 82
Sarah, w, 20 June 1946, 86

A81. Daniel DRAISEY,
19 March 1892, 89
Hannah DRAISEY, w,
12 Feb 1850, 52, and buried at St Georges, Falfield

A82. John KEEPING, 1 April 1779, 65
The voices of the innocent a bells blood
bloodered loud for Justice on Cain, who
by the law was dead but o'h may the
blood of our Lord cry more loud for
mercy on my guilty murders head
[Auth: will re-check wording]

INSIDE THE CHURCH (Tablets on Wall)
B1. Samuel KING, Gent,
of The Lodge, this parish
Sarah, w, 30 Nov 1789, 66
William, eldest son, 6 May 1793, 57
Martha, w/o William KING,
20 Nov 1788, 25
Mary Ann, eldest child of William KING,
11 Jan 1789, 5yrs
William RUDGE, grandchild of Samuel KING,
1 Aug 1787, 4yrs
Thomas, eldest s/o Thomas KING of Bristol,
and grandchild of Samuel KING, 12 July 1806, 9yrs
Samuel, 12 July 1808, 82
Mary KING youngest d/o Ann KING,
his 2nd daughter, 31 Oct 1821, 65
William Thomas Poole KING, Esq, s/o
Thomas KING of Bristol, grandchild of
Samuel KING, 13 Sept 1887, 81
Agnes KING, w/o Mervyn Kersteman KING, Esq,
of Bristol and d/o Sir Charles Tilson BRIGHT, CE
11 March 1895, 37
Victoria Mary Louise, widow of T.P. KING,
and d/o Lt Col KERSTEMAN, H.M. 10 Regt,
11 July 1902, 83
Roderick Lisbon KING, infant s/o
Percy L. & Muriel E. KING, 24 May 1906, 25 days
Percy Lisbon KING, s/o William Thomas Poole KING,
9 Jan 1914, 58
Edmund Ambrose KING, s/o William Poole KING,
8 Oct 1932, 82
Mervyn Kersteman KING, KP, s/o William Poole KING,
12 June 1934, 88
Edmund Anthony Ambrose KING, s/o Edmund Poole KING,
8 Jan 1937, 3 days
Bessy, w/o Edmund Ambrose KING,
5 April 1958, 82

B2. Thomas RICHARDSON, Gent,
2 Sept 1834, 69
Rachel, w, 5 June 1834, 83
Hannah BOARD, 4th d/o & w/o
Walter, surgeon, 16 Sept 1838, 36
Ford RICHARDSON, Clerk, MA,
their eldest son, 27 Nov 1841, 47
With equal zeal, ability and self
denial he officiated for 17 years as
Curate of this and adjoining parish
of Westerly, a faithful, devoted and
beloved Minister of Christ, in who
all perfect and virtue sacrifice he
placed his own trust

B3. Mr Bluett JONES of this parish,
and grandson of Robert Bluett MORGAN,
whose mortal remains are deposited
in the adjoining churchyard, a tablet
erected as a tribute of affection
regarding Mrs Sarah JONES, widow
of the said Mr Bluett JONES, the
former, died 21 March 1836, 84
Latter died in London, 10 Dec 1834, 21
also grandson !!
Also here are deposited in the grave
the mortal remains of his grandson!!
Mrs Sarah JONES, 16 Oct 1852, 80
Son-in-Law, Charles RAY, 18 Feb 1858, 52
Walter Bluett Carpenter RAY, s/o
Charles RAY, who died at Iron Acton
18 May 1875, 58
Sarah MORGAM, d/o above,
10 Dec 1877, 91

B4. John ALWAY, 13 April 1842, 82
Betty, w, 8 Sept 1845, 83

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