Some Memorial Inscriptions - Thornbury, Gloucestershire
St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard & Kington Cemetery

Note: The listings on this page are just a handful. For more comprehensive transcriptions of MIs in Thornbury please consult the Thornbury Roots website.

The following MIs were extracted from BIGLAND by Rosemary Lockie, 4/6th February 1987.
A1. Philip WATKINS died March 4th 1732, aged 28
Christian, his Wife died August 29th 1760, aged 63
Also three of their children

A2. In Memory of Elizabeth, the Wife of George COSSHAM, of this Town, Carpenter,
and Daughter of Richard and Elizabeth WITCHELL of Oldbury upon Severn,
who died October 30th 1768, Aged 52 Years - Chancell

A3. William GWATKINS, Gent died December 21st 1626, aged 80
[more detail - not copied]

A4. Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Sarah HILL of this Town, Spinster, who was the
last of the family of that Name, who for many Generations resided at
Brintmarsh in this Parish.
In prospect of a Blessed Immortality She endured much Infirmity and Pain
full sixty Years of her life, with unexampled Patience. Ever ready to
relieve the distressed, a great part of her Income She constantly applied in
Acts of Charity, and by thus disposing the Riches of this World hath laid
up for herself a Treasure in that which is to come.
She departed this Life the 10th Day of November 1782 in the 85 Year of her
Age, And lies interred with her Ancestors in ths Church   - Chancell

A5. Here lyeth the Body of Elizabeth, wife of John HILL, of Brintmarsh,
and Daughter of John TAYER of Kington, Gent, by Sarah his Wife
she died the 7th of January 1728, Aged 75 Years.
Also the Body of John, eldest Son of the said John and Elizabeth HILL,
who died the 20th of July 1692 Aged one Years and three Months

A6. Here lyeth the Body of John, second Son of John and Elizabeth HILL
of Brintmarsh, who departed this Life the 16 day of November 1705,
Aged 10 Years and 10 Months
Also here lyeth the Body of Mary CHAMPNEYS, Relict of John CHAMPNEYS,
late of Tockington in the Parish of Olvestone Gent.
and Daughter of the aforesaid John and Elizabeth HILL
who departed this Life the 2nd day of February 173.7 Aged 43 Years

A7. Here lyeth the Body of Elizabeth,
eldest Daughter of John and Elizabeth HILL of Brintmarsh
who departed this Life the 27 day of Sept 1714
Aged 24 Years and 6 Months
An Epitaph made by herself and found among her Papers after her death:
Weep weep no more my Parents dear/ Nor yet despair that I am here,
The Glories of this world are vain/ And all its gilded pleasures pain,
I've left the envious world to seek/ A Place of Rest among the meek,
Where I desire with Joyful chear / To meet my dearest Brother there,
My dear sweet Parents I must leave/ To God's Protection them Bequeath,
In hope to see them both again/ In Heaven's Eternall Joys to Reign

A8. Here lyeth the Body of Dorothy THOMSON, Relict of John THOMSON,
Citizen of London, Linnen Draper.
She was the Daughter of Edward and Mary HILL, Brintmarsh,
and Granddaughter of Moore HILL, who lye near this Place.
She departed this Life, the 1 day of January 1737, Aged 70 Years


The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 10th May 1989.
B1. In Memory of John TAYLOR of this Town Gardener
who departed this life the 4th Day of December 1780 Aged 62 Years
Also of Ann the Wife of the above John TAYLOR
who departed this life the 8th Day of January 1787 Aged 72 Years
Also in Memory of John the Son of Joseph & Ann SANDERS of this Town
who died 2th of --- Aged 31 Years

B2. To the Memory of Hannah the wife of JAMES TAYLOR of this Town
who died 6th March 1794 Aged 45 Years
Also of James their son who died 18 March 1781 Aged 7 weeks
Also of Hester their daughter who died 28 July 1786 Aged 5 mos.

B3. In Memory of Mary the wife of James WITHERS of Thornbury
who died March 29 1823 Aged 77 Years
Also in Memory of the Aforesaid James WITHERS
who died March 15 1828 In the 81th Year of his Age
(other side)
Also in Memory of Luke son of the Aforesaid James & Mary WITHERS
who died March 25 1868 in the 91th Year of his Age

B4. In Memory of Hester the wife of Henry REEVES of Morton in this Parish
who died Jan 15 1804 Aged 55 Years

B5. [From Susan Dean's booklet - 'The Cossham Story']
George COSSHAM, of this town, Carpenter
departed this life 3 May 1789 aged 75


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 8th January 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
KINGTON CEMETERY
C1. Robert ILES, 13 Oct 1896, 82, 1810
Ann, 2 Feb 1902, 78, 1824

C2. George W. STINCHCOMBE, 31 Mar 1966, 75, 1891
Margaret Mary, 1 Nov 1973,

C3. Ann BENNETT, died at Alveston, 12 Jul 1894, 77, 1817
William Collins BENNETT, of Stanford Hill, London, 30 Apr 1908, 89, 1819
William BENNETT (Snr) died at Cheltenham, 15 May 1921, 69, 1852
Capt W.H. BENNETT son of William, A.D.C. to General STEWART,
died in Aden and buried there, 16 Jan 1920, 23, 1897
Ann Elizabeth, wife of William BENNETT, died in Worcester, 22 Mar 1954, 91, 1863
Nelle, wife of A.J.C. BENNETT, died at Pinyin [Pinvin], Worcester, 9 Apr 1954, 34, 1920
Alan James CORNOCK, son of William & Ann BENNETT, 28 Oct 1972. (no age)

C4. Edward John CLUTTERBUCK, 25 May 1902 - 14 Jan 1966
Phyllis Doreen CLUTTERBUCK, 8 Feb 1906 - 11 Sep 1988

C5. John Croom CULLIMORE, 28 Jan 1936
Edith Sarah, wife, 23 Sep 1951

C6. Herbert George PULLIN, 15 Oct 1977, 80, 1897
Jessie Elizabeth, 25 Feb 1981, 81, 1900

C7. William Henry LIVALL, 9 Aug 1954, 59, 1895
Bessie, wife, 22 Feb 1955, 59, 1896

C8. Horace W. SHORT, 1908 - 1974
Mary C, 30 Nov 1916 - 18 Nov 1988

C9. Eliza Lilian HALL, 3 Sep 1989, 77, 1912
Iva James HALL, wife, 27 Dec 1974, 69, 1905

C10. Charles William KINGSCOTT, 21 Dec 1984, 60, 1924

C11. Arthur George HALL, 22.9.1943 - 9.5.1987

C12. Ronald Frederick George BRITTON, 7 Feb 1923 - 5 May 1992

C13. Horace W. SHORT, 1908 - 1974
Mary C.E. SHORT, wife, 30 Nov 1916 - 8 Nov 1988

C14. Kenneth William TOVEY, 18 Nov 1984, 66, 1918

C15. James Charles NASH, 23 Nov 1985, 76, 1909
Iris Ivy NASH, 20 Dec 1989, 82, 1907

C16. Herbert George PULLIN, 15 Oct 1977, 80, 1897
Jessie Elizabeth PULLIN, 25 Feb 1981, 81, 1900

C17. Walter George TROTMAN, 20 Mar 1949, 57, 1892
Mabel, 10 Apr 1986, 87, 1899

C18. William Henry CULLIMORE, 21 Oct 1913, 24, 1889
Hester, wife, 31 Jan 1940, 70, 1870
Henry, 24 Oct 1941, 74, 1867
David Charles, 18 Sep 1971, 30, 1941,
son of Dorothy & Charles, brother of Doris & Bill

C19. Albert Edward HOBBY, 27 5 1901 - 23 11 1977
Violet Eva HOBBY, 9.6.1907 - 30.9.1968
Daniel, 1938, aged 3 months
James Arthur LONG, 27 Dec 1922, 67, 1855
Kate LONG, wife, 10 Mar 1945, 82, 1863

C20. Howard Charles FORD, 11 Feb 1920, 37, 1883
Mary Elizabeth, 28 Dec 1956, 74, 1882

C21. Isabel Victoria (Queenie) WARREN, 15 Sep 1899 - 17 Jan 1921
Isabel, 9 Jan 1860 - 23 Apr 1936
Rowland Richard, 5 Sep 1870 - 7 Feb 1942
Anthony Richard, 1 Oct 1941 - 6 Oct 1941
Lilian Mary, 11 Nov 1908 - 30 Apr 1968
Albert Claud, 15 Nov 1896 - 13 Jul 1983

C22. Violet Wilhelmina MUNDAY, 25 Sep 1860 - 22 Dec 1943
Basil St John MUNDAY, Major, 15th Kings Hussars,
4 Apr 1862 - 21 Aug 1926

C23. Hester WORSLEY, 5 Apr 1918, 52, 1866
James WORSLEY, 8 May 1954, 90,

C24. Florence Louse WEBB, 19 Jul 1990, 91, 1899
Elizabeth HAWKER, mother, 14 Jun 1917, 56, 1861

C25. William Thomas MILLS, 18 Nov 1915, 59, 1856
Sarah, 5 Nov 1921, 68, 1853

C26. Annie Elizabeth, 21 Sep 1911, 51, 1860
John FORD, 17 Jan 1935, 80, 1855

C27. George MUNDAY, 3 Aug 1895, 85, 1810
Mary Ann, 16 Oct 1895, 75, 1820

C28. Blanch Elixabeth GAZARD, 20 Dec 1943, 69, 1874
John, 15 Dec 1962, 83, 1879

C29. Arthur WEBB, 17 Dec 1964, 70, 1894
Winifred Bessie, 27 Feb 1972, 75, 1897
Mabel daughter of Mar & Elizabeth, 3 Jan 1929, 40, 1889
Mark WEBB, 4 Aug 1941, 77, 1864
Elizabeth, 21 Apr 1954, 92, 1862

C30. George BALL, 26 Dec 1900, 33, 1867
Hannah BALL, 8 Jun 1908, 68, 1840
John Howell BALL, youngest son, 23 Jun 1910, 23, 1887
George, 15 May 1919, 73, 1846

C31. George PARKER of Mumbleys, 12 Apr 1902, 82, 1820
Jane, 24 May 1911, 94, 1817

C32. Dora Beatrice BALL of the parish, 9 Dec 1918, 34, 1884
Thomas, died at Cheltenham, 19 Aug 1945, 62, 1883.

C33. Frederick T. BALL, 14 Oct 1944, 67, 1877
Alice Eliza, 11 Mar 1953, 72, 1881

C34. Josephine Ellen Emma BALL, 5 Oct 1957, 57, 1900
Samuel Thomas BALL, husband 1906 - 4 Apr 1980

C35. Cecil Edward WEBB, 2 Mar 1946, 44, 1902
Sophia Annie Victoria, 1 Jan 1985, 87, 1898

C36. Henry FORD, 23 May 1890 - 4 Nov 1977
Edith Mary, 1 May 1902 - 23 Jul 1948

C37. Phyllis MILLS, 30 Aug 1951, 73, 1878
Robert, 8 Nov 1972, 94, 1876

C38. Arthur WEBB, 4.4.1916 - 13.3.1992
Gwen, 13 10 1919 - 31 5 1999

C39. Alfred William SEALY, 11 Jul 1954, 78, 1876
Charlotte, 22 Jun 1992, 89, 1903

C40. William George FORD, 12 May 1992, 86, 1906
Doris Irene, 7 Nov 1990, 83, 1907

C41. Frederick Thomas BENDALL, 3 Aug 1906 - 28 Nov 1992
Eva, 10 Jul 1911 - 17 Apr 1997


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 8th January 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD
D1. Sarah HATHWAY, 22 Dec 1817, 52, 1765
John HATHWAY, 16 Apr 1862, 82, 1780

D2. Ellen HATHWAY, 14 Sep 1870, 39, 1831

D3. William POVEY, 1818
Sophia, 1826
James, 1827
Reuben, 1831
Hannah, 1855
William, 1873
Susan, 1897
[Some additional information - William POVEY came from North Nibley].

D4. Emma SMITH, of Thornbury, 2 Dec 1891, 74, 1817
William Count SMITH, 28 Nov 1877, 28, 1849
William C, 25 Mar 1900, 86, 1814
Eliza, daughter, 4 Jun 1843, 7 yrs, 1836

D5. Ann HATHWAY, 30 Dec 1860, 76, 1784
Richard, 14 Nov 1856, 75, 1781


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 27th April 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD
E1. Elizabeth NELMS, of Morton, 1 Mar 1855, 57, 1798
George, 20 Oct 1867, 79, 1788

E2. Thomas NELMS of the parish of Clapton,
25 Nov 1826, 65, 1761
Mary, 22 Aug 1844, 81, 1763
Thomas, of the parish of Berkeley, 28 Sept 1801, 14, 1787

E3. Thomas NELMES, husband of Charlotte,
15 June 1876, 54, 1822

E4. Henry BALL, 9 Mar 1892, 74, 1818
Mary, 8 Sept 1903, 84, 1819

E5. James WEBB of Morton, 14 Jan 1832, 59, 1773
Sarah, 2 Nov 1856, 9, 1847
Emma CLIFFORD, daughter, 9 Feb 1880, 75, 1805

E6. William WATHEN, 20 Jan 1878, 73, 1805
Amy, 28 June 1891, 88, 1803
Mark, son, 29 June 1864, 21, 1843
George, son, 7 Apr 1874, 40, 1834
Edwin, 18 Sept 1881

E7. Louisa BARBER, 9 July 1856, 28, 1828
Stephen, 14 Dec 1897, 74, 1823
Elizabeth, 2 Feb 1894, 62, 1832

E8. George FORD of Thornbury, 14 Mar 1892, 41, 1851
Ann, 3 Sept 1904, 61, 1843

E9. Mary SMITH, 14 March 1856, 4yrs & 6 months, 1851
Joseph SMITH, brother, 3 Aug 1891, 64, 1827

E10. Elizabeth NELMS, Morton, in this parish,
1 Mar 1855, 57, 1798
George, 20 Oct 1867, 79, 1788

E11. Thomas NELMS of Morton, late of Clapton,
In the parish of Berkeley, 25 Nov 1821, 65, 1756
Mary NELMS, 22 Aug 1844, 81, 1763
Thomas, son, of Clapton, parish of Berkeley,
28 Sept 1801, 28, 1773
John, 29 Aug 1843, 22, 1821
[Ed: Clapton was a 'townland' outside Berkeley. It is at the junction of
Severn House Farm Lane and Willis Elm to the north west of Whitcliff
Park (also know as "the Deer Park") on modern maps. On Alf's map of
1828-1831 it is marked as a townland, and a 'Clapton Farm' may be
seen at coordinates 366000 / 197800 on the 'Old Maps' website]


E12. Thomas NELMES, 15 June 1876, 54, 1822
Wife Charlotte [no other details]

E13. John NELMES, of Morton, 26 May 1791, 59, 1732

E14. Joseph CARTER of Thornbury,
13 Apr 1840, 56, 1784
John, son, 3 Feb 1858, 22, 1836
William Charles, died in Gloster,
18 Feb 1870, 30, 1840
Charles Edwin, 14 Jan 1867, 2 yrs & 9 months, 1864,
son of William Charles
Elizabeth, wife, 9 Nov 1879, 79, 1800

E15. Frederick SMITH, native of Hastings, Sussex,
21 Mar 1886, 43, 1843. He was a Groom & Coachman
of Major General Pierreport MUND

E16. Hannah HALL, 23 Mar 1892, 84, 1808
James HALL, 5 Feb 1812 - 29 Jan 1895


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th January 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
INSIDE THE CHURCH
F1. Daniel GINGELL, Esq, MD,
of this Parish, 7 Feb 1860, 79
Ann, w, 29 Jan 1870, 88
Mary RAYMOND, d, & w/o
William VAWDREY,
29 Oct 1914, 95
Julia Raymond,
Daniel GINGELL (Jnr) MD,
18 April 1916, 66

F2. William RAYMOND,
of this parish, 28 July 1729, 56
Esther, d/o John TAYLOR,
of this parish, Gent, and relict
of William RAYMOND,
4 April 1764, 76

F3. John CROWTHER, Gent,
10 June 1744, 64
Elizabeth, w, ** Feb 1777, 85
Nathaniel, s/o John & Elizabeth,
5 Jan 1797, 65
Ann, w, 31 Aug 1796, 63

F4. Richard, s/o John & Elizabeth CROWTHER,
21 May 1774, 25
Ann TOMBES, d/o John & Elizabeth,
10 Jan 1789, 66
Nathaniel, s/o Richard & Ann GWYNN and
granddaughter of Thomas & Ann TOMBES,
12 Jan 1792, 4yrs
Elizabeth GWYNN, aged 9 months
Richard GWYNN of this town, Gent,
26 May 1846, 93
Ann, w, 5 Nov 1816, 62

ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD
G1. Sarah, w/o John CARTER,
Of this town, Butcher,
31 Jan 1774, 44
John, 15 April 1810, 72

G2. John GASTRELL,
16 Feb 1888, 53
Elizabeth, w,
21 Feb 1896, 66
Eliza, sister,
2 April 1887, 60

G3. William Philip BOOME,
Of Morton, formerly of
Colne, Herts, 23 April 1887, 70
Ann, widow, died at
Weston-super-Mare,
27 Jan 1896, 73
[Ed: q.v 1881 Census - BOOMEs born London Colney, Herts]

G4. William WATHEN,
20 Jan 1878, 73
Ann, w, 28 June 1891, 86
Mark, s, 29 June 1864, 21
George, s, 7 April 1877, 40

G5. John NELMES of this town,
** Dec 1818, 47
William REEVES,
25 Nov 1785, 36
Hannah, w/o William REEVES,
8 Feb 1814, 73

Foot-Stone
John NELMES, 1818
William REVVES, 1785

G6. Jane, d/o William & Hester HURD,
5 July 1854, 21
Hester, 5 May 1866, 72
Susannah, w/o James HURD,
Of North Nibley,
18 March 1859, 72
William, 25 Sept 1880, 70
Elizabeth DANIELS,
2nd wife of William,
7 Nov 1899, 63

G7. In memory of Betty COUNCELL,
who died July 2nd 1826 aged 73 yrs
Also of Mary COUNCELL,
wife of Thomas Inman COUNCELL,
who died Nov 14th 1844 aged 52 yrs
Also of the aforesaid
Thomas Inman COUNCELL,
who died May 14th 1847 aged 57 yrs
Also of the children Harriet, Matilda,
Sarah, Louise and Charles Gough COUNCELL
Also in memory of Henry Edward,
infant son of Edward Gough and
Mary Louisa COUNCELL
who died Feb 25th 1852
aged 2 years and 8 months
Also in loving memory of William Henry,
youngest son of the aforesaid
Thomas Inman COUNCELL, who died
at Clevedon, May 19th 1887 aged 62 years
"He was a good man and a just"; Luke XXIII, 50
"Without spot and blameless"; Peter III, 14
[Ed: amendment notified 12 Nov 2005 by Lewis Councell]

G8. Mary, w/o Thomas HEAVENS,
21 Jan 1816, 69
Thomas, 14 Nov 1835, 78

G9. Thomas BEVEN,
24 Aug 1866, 47
Ann, w,
20 June 1903, 78

G10. Robert BROWN,
11 March 1882, 79
Mary Ann, w,
25 Jan 1890, 83

G11. Jane MILLS,
30 Dec 179*, 90
Mary, d/o Jane,
3 Jan 1830, 84
[unable to read anymore]

G12. Hannah, w/o Thomas POOLE,
of this town, 23 Dec 1865, 77
Thomas, 4 Dec 1879, 94

G13. James SCARLETT, 1837, 86
Mary, w, 13 Feb 1833, 79
George SCARLETT,
25 March 1849, 89
Emily, 27 Jan 1843, 49
Anne, 25 March 1843, 48

G14. Robert CADDY of this town,
18 Aug 1820, 73
Ann, w, 19 April 1827, 73

G15. John BORROUGH,
of The Hill, Dayhouse, Yeoman,
14 Oct 1798, 61
Thomas, s, of John,
30 Jan 1860, 79

G16. Marianne PONTING,
22 Dec 1882, 37
George, h,
30 Dec 1892, 80

G17. Hester REEVES,
of Morton of this parish,
15 Jan 1804, 55

G18. John OLIVE of the,
parish of Tortworth, Yeoman,
29 May 1778, 64
Sarah of Tortworth, w,
5 March 1786, 72

G19. Orphelia Elizabeth, w/o,
Henry LUCE, 29 March 1872, 21
Henry, 4 Oct 1905, 59

G20. John LUCE, of this town,
4 Jan 1884, 79
Ellen, w, 8 April 1882, 69
Harriet, d, 9 May 1848, 5yrs
Robert, s, 14 Nov 1854, in the camp before
Sabastopal aged 23. He was with the
7th Royal Fusiliers under Sir G BROWN
at the Battle of the Alma, Inkerman
also the Siege of Sabastopal for which
honors were received
Jane, d, 25 March 1895, 57
Job, s, 15 Feb 1899, 62

G21. Francis PEARCE of Morton,
this parish, 17 Sept 1794, 33
Sarah, w, 5 Aug 1841, 88

G22. Mary WITHERS of this town,
29 March 1823, 77
James, h, 15 March 1828, 81
Luke, s, 25 March 1868, 91

G23. George THOMAS of Morton,
20 Aug 1800, 64
John, w, 23 April 1825, 84
Hester, w/o George THOMAS,
Of Whitfield, parish of Cromhall,
10 July 1829, 65
John, 7 June 1814, 78
[Ed: if in parish of Cromhall this may be Whitfield House.
Whitfield itself was (is?) in Thornbury parish:
qv Kain & Oliver maps]


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