Some Memorial Inscriptions - Taynton, Gloucestershire
St Lawrence's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th June 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Christopher HOOCKE of ye parish,
Who departed this life May 30th 1698, aged fixtey yeares

A2. Thomas, s/o Thomas HOOK,
Who was buried, 15 Nov 17*7, **
Thomas, his son, buried 3 July 17*8, 7yrs

A3. Thomas PHELPS of ys parifth,
June ye 22nd 1699, 60ty

A4. Heare lyeth ye body of
John UNDERWOOD who dyed
March the furst, [the remainder has eroded]

A5. William UNDERWOOD, 1 Nov 1729, 33
Ann, w, 28 Nov 1772, 86

A6. Charles, s/o James & Mary SMITH,
Of this parish, 26 Oct 1816, 20
Thomas, s, 26 ****, 1879, 87
[Auth: stone has flaked off where the [month] should have been]

A7. John RICHARDSON late of Tuns in
This parish, 10 May 18**, 67
Mary w, 14 Dec 1837, 72

A8. Joseph RICHARDSON, 1 Nov 1801, 85
Ann, w, 24 Jan 1798, 81

A9. Eleanor, w/o William NORRIS,
Of this parish, 2 Oct 1825, 65
William, above, 30 Jan 1835, 63

A10. Eleanor ye w/o Samuel DAW,
Of this parifh, 20 April **** [flaked off], 65

A11. Hannah, w/o Jofeph [Joseph] LEWIS,
Who was here buried 23 Jan 1795, 3*
Sarah, his 2nd wife, buried 16 March 189*, 40

A12. Charles PONTING, of this parish, 18 Jan 1865, 44
Sarah, w, 30 Aug 1876, 55

A13. Mary, d/o George & Joan CARELES, 19 April 1742, 17
Eliz, d, died an infant

A14. Henry HARTLAND Sept 1727, 87

A15. James, s/o James and Joan WILLIAMS,
Was buried 28 July 1727, 19

A16. William CANING, buried here 30 April 1731, 53
William, s, buried, 9 May 1731, 22
John, s, buried, 10 Auguft 1735, 12

A17. William the fon of Thomas NELME,
Of this parifh Yeoman, who departed this life
June the 18th Anno 1719, 'tat 3yrs 3 months

A18. Thomas NELME,
Of this parifh buried here Sept 1748, 76

A19. Francis fon of William HAYWARD, Gent,
Buried March 10, 168*, 35
[Auth: it appears that the last number was not inscribed]

A20. William HEYWARD ye son was here likewife,
Interred June ys 30, 1688
[Auth: note how the surname is spelt, same family]

A21. Thomas READ, 1 April 1783, 51
Elizabeth, w, 20 Jan 1797, 60
Thomas, s 16 March 1832

A22. In memory of two children
Of James & Ann MARKEY,
Nancy, 6 June 1771, 5 months
Hannah, March !29 1777, 3yrs & 3 months

A23. Aemey, w/o James James MARKEY,
28 Dec 1753, 29
[Ed: 'James James' as transcribed]

A24. James WILLIAMS, 17 Jan 1861, 84
Sarah, w, of this parish, 30 July 1863, 63
Richard, s, 20 Dec 1821, 10 months

A25. Joseph BROWN,
Of this parish 5 Sept ****,*7yrs
Ann, d/o James & Sarah BROWN,
16 ****, 1839, 13 months
Susan d/o Benjamin & Charlotte BROWN,
Aug, 13*
[this stone is badly eroded]

A26. Thomas BROWN and Sarah his wife
He died 20 Feb 1785, 75, original age was 85
She died 2 June 1790, 76
Thomas, s, 21 March 1759, 11
Mary, d, who died an infant
Thomas & John, s/o Joseph & Mary BROWN,
died infants

A27. Ann PREECE, 1 Oct 1873, 62

A28. Francis GILDING & Joan his wife
He died 25 Jan 1755, 68
She died, 24 Nov 1740, 37
William GILDING, s, 5 May 1797, 68

A29. Thomas, s/o William & Eleanor HOOKE,
Buried 14 May 1746, 25

A30. Eliza, d/o Robert & Kezia HOOK,
13 May 1818, 12
Caroline, d, 22 April 1818, 8yrs
Lydia, d, 10 April 1852, 38
Martha PREDETH, 17 June 1852, 35
Mary PREDETH, 23 March 1852, 28

A31. Robert KOOK, 29 Feb 1864, 83
Kezia, w, 9 Nov 1861, 75
John, s, 25 July 1851, 25

A32. Bugler 2289, 8th Bn, Hampshire Regt, 12 March 1916, 19

A33. Charlotte HUDSON, of Selmeston, Sussex,
28 Feb 1911, 75

A34. Emily Jane FOSTER,
Born at Chichester, 1 June 1841
Died at Bath, 2 May 1913

A35. Bernard Knollys FOSTER,
23 March 1927, 75
Rector of this parish from 1906 to 1922
And sometime Precentor of Gloucester Cathedral

A36. Mary COCKBURN,
Of March Croft, this parish, 2nd d/o
Late George COCKBURN, of Birkenhead,
22 Nov 1937, 78

A37. James FISHPOOL, 2 April 1847, 53
Constance Comfort, w, 13 Dec 1885, 90
Joseph, 13 Aug 1861, 17
John, brother of James FISHPOOL,
6 April 1879, 81

A38. Ann, d/o James & Ann FISHPOOL,
6 May 1813, 23
William, s, 1 Sept 1814, 17

A39. Ann, w/o James FISHPOOL, 29 July 1825, 65

A40. Edwin John DORNEY, 12 Jan 1875, 32
Frances Ellen DORNEY, 22 Feb 1869, 15
Fanny DORNEY, 7 May 1870, 14
Louisa DORNEY, 12 Dec 1877, 18

A41. Elizabeth, w/o Joseph BROOKS,
Of this parish, 1 May 1847, 67
Joseph, s/o above, 5 Sept 1823, 3yrs
Joseph, above, 1 Jan 1868, 83

A42. John WELLS, 21 Nov 1862, 62
Elizabeth, w, 26 May 1882, 88

A43. Richard DOBBINS,
Late of this parish, 29 April 1837, 72
Martha, w, 28 Oct 1835, 68
William, s, 13 Oct 1810, 4yrs

A44. Susanna, w/o William HONEY,
And d/o Charles & Susanna HOOK,
Who died in Middleton in the county of
Lancashire, 5 Feb 18**, 27

A45. Sarah, w/o John DAVIS,
Of this parish, 11 Dec 1890, 76
John, above, 17 June 1894, 88
Formerly of English Bicknor

A46. Mary, w/o John COO** and d/o Edward PYNER, buried Sept **
[Auth: a very large crack and chunk missing
and has been replaced with plaster]


A47. James DREW of this parifh,
7 Decbr 1701, 45

A48. Edward BILLINGHAM,
Clerk of this parifh, 43 years
9 Dec 1777, 77
William, s, died an infant, 7 Dec 1773
John, s, 11 April 1751, 16
Mary, w/o above, 9 July 1799, 90

A49. Ann WATKINS, 4 June 1894, 69
Comfort WATKINS, 18 Dec 1900, 73

A50. Samuel HOOK,
Of The White House, Taynton,
14 May 1892, 71
Jane, w, 19 July 1834 - 13 Dec 1923

A51. Herbert KOOK, 4 Aug 1908, 32

A52. Betsy, w/o Thomas PHELPS,
16 Aug 1895, 59
Sarah Ann, d, & w/o Robert HOOD,
18 April 1895, 2*
Thomas PHELPS, 15 Aug 1917, 81
Lucy PHELPS, 21 June 1918, 48

A53. John SPENCER,
Formerly of the parish of Ledbury, Herefordshire,
14 Aug 1900, 90

A54. Elizabeth SPENCER,
Died at Harvington, 30 Nov 1903, 82

A55. William James, eldest s/o William & Sarah DAVIS,
24 Nov 1887, 22
Alice Susan, d, 20 Aug 1888, 16
Freddy, s, 22 Feb 1890, 7yrs & 10 months
Sarah Helen, eldest d, & w/o Henry FISHPOOL,
24 Dec 1895, 27

A56. William David DAVIS, 18 March 1913, 71
Sarah, above, 29 April 1913, 72

A57. Louisa Henrietta, w/o
Charles Bernard ATHERTON, Esquire,
& d/o the late John HOLDER, Esq, of Taynton House,
12 July 1888, 55
Charles Bernard, above, 17 May 1826 - 17 Nov 1904

A58. Albert John, h/o Ellen WATKINS,
22 March 1921, 58
Pte Harold WATKINS,
Who was Killed in Action in France,
9 Oct 1917, 22

A59. Sarah, w/o John Franklin NURSE
17 Dec 1925, 78
John Franklin, above, 27 Oct 1935, 81
Interred in another part of churchyard
Charles Franklin NURSE, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA)
s, who died on active service at Jerusalem,
10 June 1918, 37
Buried on the Mount of Olives
Eva Florence, d, 27 June 1961

A60. Charlotte PHELPS 1839 - 1910
Samuel, h, 1840 - 1915

A61. Thomas Wetmore PONTING,
12th Bn London Regt, Rangers,
KiA in Flanders, 21 Aug 1915, 29
Charles Arthur PONTING, h/o Helena
City of London Guards, 21 Oct 1918, 40
Lieut William PONTING R.A.F, h/o Emily
25 Oct 1918, 37

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