Some Memorial Inscriptions - Tortworth, Gloucestershire
St Leonard's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 19th May 2009 [collected 2 Dec 2007]

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 17th April 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
A1. Honor Muriel PRATT 1 March 1980, 51, 1929

A2. Robert Gordon PRATT, 23.9.1900 - 22.8.1978
Lillian PRATT, 21.1.1904 - 27.4.1991

A3. Frederick James PULLIN, 31 Oct 1978, 72, 1906
Gladys Isabella, wife, 18 June 1993, 87, 1906

A4. Mary Caroline WITTS, daughter of TC & EC WITTS
11 Sept 1914, 20, 1894
Thomas C. WITTS, 23 Oct 1922, 68, 1854

Separate Grave
Emily Caroline WITTS, 19 Mar 1942, 90, 1852

A5. William John Witts of The Limes, Charfield,
5 June 1963, 80, 1883

A6. Edwin George PULLIN, of Woodend Farm, Charfield,
4 Feb 1932, 64, 1868
Amy Gertrude, 13 Sept 1964, 89, 1875

A7. Gilbert Maurice PULLIN, 24 Jan 1992, 63, 1929

A8. Henry KINGSCOTE, 23 May 1946, 84, 1862

A9. Lucy Martha JENNER, daughter of Nathaniel & Jane,
10 June 1947, 86, 1861
Nathaniel JENNER, of Elm Tree Farm, Tortworth,
16 Dec 1821 - 4 Feb 1905
Jane, wife, 15 June 1925 - 12 July 1909
Samuel Martin, son, 28 [June or July] 1922, died at
Cambertown, Australia, 1853

Separate Grave
Henry Bishop, 2nd son,
Died at The Laurels, Kington Langley, Chippenham,
30 Sept 1921
Arthur John, 4th son, late of Cotswold House, Charfield,
13 Oct 1857 - 6 June 1943

A10. William GIBBONS, 16 July 1777 - 2 Jan 1817
Mary, 22 July 1817, 73, 1744

A11. George William SMITH,
28 May 1870 - 28 Nov 1886

A12. Eleanor Temperley HARLE
Killed, while riding with Dulverton Hounds,
2 Oct 1929, 39, 1890
Isabella Farness, widow of John HARLE and the
daughter of John & Mary TEMPERLEY of Gorbridge,
Newcastle on Tyne, 5 Mar 1855 - 23 Dec 1950,
John HARLE, of Haydon Bridge (Northumberland)
20 Feb 1925, 77, 1848
43 years agent to Henry John, Earl of Ducie
[Ed: most probably 'Corbridge'? (not Gorbridge)]

A13. Henry William ANSTEY of Buckover Farm, Falfield,
Born on Easter Sunday 4 June 1861 - 20 Nov 1913
Mary Louisa, 4 June 1861 - 24 Feb 1925
Henry ANSTY, of Court Farm,
17 May 1870, 44, 1826
Mary Anne, wife, 17 Aug 1904

A14. Catherine Mary ANSTEY of Pound House,
3 Dec 1859 - 23 Jan 1931
Alice Mary, 23 Sept 1863 - 25 Oct 1941

A15. Harriet De VAULDER of Wimbeldon,
17 July 1936, 78, 1858
James William, husband, 6 Mar 1940, 83, 1857

A16. Ashley CURTIS, 1899 - 1977
Emma Louisa, 1895 - 1979

A17. Stanley James AYRES, 8 Sept 1879, 78, 1801
Gewndoline Emily, 27 Sept 1881, 79, 1802

A18. Augustus PEGLAR, 23 Dec 1877, 23, 1875

A19. Algermon Seymour Bernard OAKLEY,
18 March 1861 - 27 Feb 1909

A20. Georgina Mary OAKLEY, daughter of
Rev Charles & Lady Georgina OAKLEY who
Died at Tortworth, 26 May 1918, 63, 1855

A21. Berkeley Basil Reyold MORETON
4th Earl of Ducie,
18 July 1834 - 7 Aug 1924
Basil Howard,
6th Earl of Ducie
15 Nov 1917 - 12 Nov 1991

A22. Henry John Reynolds MORETON
3rd Earl of Ducie,
25 June 1827 - 28 Oct 1921

A23. Henry Haughton Reynolds, Lord MORETON,
son of Henry John, 3rd Earl and Julia,
4 Mar 1857 - 28 Feb 1920

Separate Grave
Julia, Countess of Ducie,
17 Oct 1829, died at Nice, [France], 3 Feb 1895
Buried at Tortworth, 14 Feb 1895,

A24. Ada Margarette, wife of E.H.L. MORETON
And eldest daughter of Dudley Robert SMITH
And Emma Margarette,
4 May 1863 - 22 Jan 1944

A25. Edward Maefor OAKLEY,
10 Aug 862 - 12 Apr 1886

A26. Charles DANIEL of Kingswood,
2 July 1882, 85, 1797
Mary Anne, 4 May 1880, 84, 1796
Margaret & Mary DANIEL, daughters
Of Charles & Mary
Margaret, 4 Aug 1852, 19, 1833
Mary, 15 Sept 1858, 31, 1827

A27. James TILL of Tortworth, 7 Apr 1816, 61, 1755
Susan, wife, 4 Sept 1830, 63, 1767
George TILL. 11 May 1868, 52, 1816
Priscilla Lashmor, wife, 27 June 1901, 78, 1823

A28. James TILEY, 2 Feb 1836, 75, 1761

A29. Janet Nelloth REEVES, 17.12.1925 - 10.10.1999

A30. Mervyn Daniel SMITH of Bagstone Court Farm, 1911 - 1982
Richard Mervyn SMITH, eldest son 1940 - 1997
Librarian of Shef[f]ield

A31. Gabriel LAINCHBURY, 30 Jan 1948, 73, 1875
Hannah, 1852 - 1933

A32. William BERRY, 8 Aug 1835 - 16 Jan 1927
Sarah Ann, 5 July 1837 - 27 Nov 1918

A33. Emma NEALE, 30 Apr 1861, 18, 1843
John NEALE, 25 Aug 1866, 60, 1802
Sarah. 2 May 1883, 81, 1802

A34. Ernest George PANES, 17 Jan 1955, 80, 1875
Leonara, 19 Dec 1959, 76, 1883
Leonara Mary (Rona) PANES, daughter,
2 Sept 1968

A35. Jane BEALE, 27 Nov 1886, 86, 1800

A36. Jane MILES, 15 July 1881, 58, 1823
Samuel, 15 Jan 1904, 81, 1823

A37. Charles NELMES, 11 May 1944, 68, 1863
Sarah, wife, 27 Apr 1878 - 12 Aug 1966

A38. Thomas PHILPOTT, 15 Feb 1886, 75, 1811
40 years as farmer of the Ducie Estate (Tortworth)
Mavice, 30 Feb 1888, 74, 1814
Rose, mother, 1 Apr 1870, 99, 1771

A39. Sarah FRY, 18 Oct 1950, 50, 1900
Arthur, 6 Aug 1962, 79, 1883

A40. Gilbert Maurice PULLIN, 24 Jan 1992, 63, 1929

A41. Robert FOWLER, 16 June 1896, 70, 1826

A42. Charles POTTER, 17 Nov 1903, 73, 1830
Ellen, 30 Dec 1895, 63, 1832

A43. Isaac JAMES, 26 Feb 1932, 66, 1866
Mary Joyce, 15 Jan 1965, 94, 1871

A44. Rosa Julia GOODRIDGE of Huntingford (nr Tortworth),
23 Mar 1921, 75, 1846
Father in Law, Simon Joshua SMITH, who lies buried near

A45. William MOWER, died at Huntingford,
8 Apr 1900, 77, 1823
Lily LYNCH, daughter, 31 Dec 1910, 40, 1870

A46. Samuel PONTING, Servant on Tortworth Estates for 55 years,
4 July 1825 - 8 Apr 1895
Hannah, 15 May 1901, 78, 1823, interred at
Fulham Cemetery, 18 May 1901
Re-interred at Tortworth, 18 Aug 1901

A47. One Plot

J. Arthur SMITH, 28 Jan 1918, 40, 1878
Marcantile Maria, [no other details]
Edward Algernon SMITH
Headmaster of Tortworth School 1908 - 1947,
Died 25 Mar 1949, 68, 1881
Edith, assistant Head Teacher, for 40 years
Died in Dublin, 17 May 1963, 82, 1881
Daniel SMITH, 11 Nov 1953, 75, 1878
Lilian Maud, wife, 20 July 1968, 87, 1881
Daniel SMITH, 23 Mar 1840 - 5 Feb 1922
49 years Church Warden of Tortworth
Sarah Ann, 18 May 1867 - 17 Dec 1934

A48. Frederick James PULLIN, 31 Oct 1978, 72, 1906
Gladys Isabella, 18 June 1993, 87, 1906

A49. Henry KINGSCOTE, 23 May 1948, 84, 1864


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 2nd December 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
INSIDE THE CHURCH
B1. Thomas LUCE of Henbury who was
Born at Eastwood, 7 July 1755 - 1 January 1811
Grave, w, 26 January 1758 - 16 July 1815

B2. John Collett TYLER
2nd Lt, Royal Field Artillery, younger s/o
Colonel, John Charles & Florence Mary TYLER
Killed in action at Hill 60, 2nd Battle of Ypres
18 February 1915, 21

B3. Spencer Julian Wilfred RAILSTON age 25
Lieutenant 8th King George Own Lancers,
Indian Army, attached August 1914 to the 4th
Dragoon Guards, killed in action at Messines
1 November 1914 in a gallant personal attempt
to rescue a Belgium woman lying wounded
between the English and German lines

B4. Near this place lyes the body of the
Right Hon, Matthew, the 1st Lord Ducie,
Baron of Moreton in the County of Stafford
Who departed this life May the 2nd 1735
in the 72nd years of his age
Here also interred the Right Hon, Arabella,
Lady Ducie, relict of the 1st Lord Ducie on[e] of
the coheiresses of St Thomas PRESTWICH of
Lancashire, Bart. She died May ye, 14, 1749, age 90

B5. Basil Howard MORETON
6th Earl of Ducie, 15 November 1917 - 12 November 1991
Alison May, w, and d/o Leslie Aitken BATES
Of Pialba, Queensland. 6 December 1926 - 17 June 2000

B6. This tablet is placed in affectionate remembrance
By the Captain and Officers to the memory of
Charles Molyneux Howard OAKLEY, Royal Navy
Eldest s/o the Rev'd Charles and Lady Georgina OAKLEY
Who died at Besika Bay, December 13th 1876, whilst
Serving as Midshipman on board H.M.S. Sultan.
Capt, H.R.H. The Duke of Edingburgh, K.C

B7. Capel Henry Berkeley Reynolds MORETON
5th Earl of Ducie. Born 6th May 1875
Died at Maryborough, Queensland, 17 June 1952
And Maria Emma, his wife and d/o Frank BRYANT
Of Maryborough, Queensland
27 June 1875 - 5 June 1958

B8. Berkeley Basil Reynolds MORETON
4th Earl of Ducie, 18 July 1834 - 7 August 1924
Emily Eleanor, w, and d/o John KENT, Esqr
Of Maryborough, Queensland
10 March 1844 - 7 June 1921

B9. Ada Margarette, w/o Henry Haughton Reynolds Lord MORETON
And eldest d/o Dudley Robert and Emma Margarette SMITH
4 May 1863 - 22 January 1944

B10. Here lieth underneath the southside of the table
the body of Dorothy late wife of George TRENCHARD
Rectour [as inscribed] of Tortworth and d/o Walter FORTUNE
of Monmouth, Gent, who departed 24th August A.N. 1661
Jane, d/o George TRENCHARD by Edith his first wife, who
was d/o William PALMER, late Rectour of Somerford,
Hilmarton in Wilts. The fayed [said] Jane dyed 24 August A.N 1662
The sayed Edith, January 16th 1659 and lyes buryed at Frocester
Posiut in Memoriam G.T. An 1666

B11. To the Glory of God and in memory of
Henry the dearly loved elder s/o A.H.W & M.L. ANSTEY
Also h/o D.L. ANSTEY, 2nd Lt, 7th Rifle Brigade
Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 11 April 1917, 29

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