Some Memorial Inscriptions - Donnington, Herefordshire
St Mary's Churchyard

Note: This page provides a full listing of all but the most recent Donnington Church and Churchyard MIs (when legible).

Latest Additions New 10th December 2006
Donnington is a small church, but it has some very fine stained glass.
The following inscriptions on the Stained Glass Windows were collected by Rosemary Lockie around 31st May 1997.
A1. To the Glory of God in memory of John LANDER Rector of this Parish 1845-90

A2. Elizabeth LANDER obiit Aug 31st 1854; Maria LANDER obiit July 20th 1850

A3. St George
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Eleanor Mary NIBLETT
of Upham [Dymock] who died on St George's Day 23rd April 1920

A4. St Bertha
To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Bertha
the wife of John Edwin MITCHELL who died March 30th 1928.

A5. To the Glory of God and in Memory of Alfred NEWTON
Rector of Preston Died June 15th 1884

A6. In Memory of Margaret Elizabeth RANDOLPH
20th December 1967


Inscriptions on plaques or furnishings inside the Church, collected on 17th June 1997.
B1. Brass Plaque
In Memory of Samuel TINGLE
who died May 19th 1878, Aged 88 Years,
Leaving £200 to the Rector and Churchwardens
for the Repair and Improvement of Donnington
Church. This sum has been expended
in the erection of a New Porch,
Tiling the Aisles, Extending the Chancel
and other improvements. In grateful
remembrance of the kind benefaction
this tablet is erected,
John LANDER, Rector
John CUMMINS
James CHADD        Churchwardens

B2. Gritstone Wall Plaque
In Memory of / Ann JENKINS
buried in this Chancel.
She was born 7th March 1745(?)
Married to her second Husband
the Rev'd J JENKINS 7th March 1791
and died the 5th March 1809
In full hope of everlasting happiness
through the infinite mercies & mediation
of our blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ
Vole / uxores amatae / Amantissime
The Revd Jenkin JENKINS
52 Years Rector of Donnington
died April 1817 Aged 88

B3. Gritstone Wall Plaque
Underneath / are deposited the Remains of
Elizabeth / Wife of Jenkin JENKINS,
Rector of this Parish / To whom she
bore twelve Children.
She was born 12th Jany 1741 (or 2)
Married 16th Jany 1764,
And after a long & painful Illness
Died, 25th May 1787,
Leaving Issue 5 Sons & 6 Daughters.

B4. Wooden Wall Plaque
In Memory of James HATHWAY
Clerk, the Younger, A.B. Born in this
Parish October the 3d 1715. Dyed at
Bishops-Caundle in Dorset-Shire
December the 8th and Buried there
the 14th 1752 Aged 37

B5. Churchwarden's Pews
In Loving Memory of
Charles and Kate SMITH
Late of The Vineyard

B6. Inscription on the Pulpit
To the Glory of God & in Memory of
The Reverend Frederick Augustus REISS M.A.
for 31 Years Rector of this Parish
This Pulpit made solely by Giles BAYLEY
of Ledbury, of Oak
grown & seasoned near this church
to the design of W E Ellery
ANDERSON, L.R.I.B.A.
of Cheltenham & Hereford
Whitsuntide 1938

B7. Inscription on the Lectern
To the Glory of God
and in Loving Memory of
Amy Ann Wife of E.T. LEA
and youngest daughter of the late
Charles SMITH, The Vineyard, Ledbury
who died at Ashfield, Sydney, N.S.W.
Sept 24th 1891 Aged 28
[Ed: a difficult inscription to read, but Amy Ann
is known to have married Edward Tysoe LEA]



The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 2-3 September 2003.
C1. Granite Cross and Kerb
(Inscribed on 3 sides of plinth)
In / Loving / Memory / of
John / Arthur / LANDER
Who died / June 28th / 1923
Aged 65 Years
Eldest son of
The Late Revd John LANDER,
Rector of this parish,
and Loving Husband of
Lettie Edna LANDER,
of Elworth, Taunton,
who died Decr 30th 1937.
Also of
Robert Peregrine,
Second Son of the Above,
who died May 23rd 1917, Aged 11 Years
Buried at Kewstoke Somerset
Also interred here are the Ashes
of Rosamond Isabel their Daughter
who died April 3rd 1976 Aged 74 Years
Arthur Valentine / LANDER / Designer   [ south side
27 Feb. 1904 - 7 Jan 1987
Son of / John Arthur LANDER
Margaret Cadell / LANDER   [ north side
M.A., ARCA, Artist
4 Aug 1903 - 3 Dec 1988
Wife of / Arthur Valentine LANDER
"Soon to Faithful Warriors comes their Rest
Sweet is the Calm of Paradise the Blest"

C2. Pink Granite Headstone with Kerb
In / Loving Memory of
Rhoda Felicia,
Wife of George Henry STALLARD,
Died Nov. 21st 1924,
Aged 59 Years
Peace Perfect Peace
Also of / George Henry STALLARD
Died Nov. 5th 1947,
Aged 80 Years.

C3. Gritstone Headstone with Cross Emblem
In Memory of / Ann
Wife of / Richard WEIGHALL
Born May 29th 1824
Died Jany 1st 1908.
Her End was Peace
Also of / Richard WEIGHALL
Husband of the Above
Who died 11th February 1912
Aged 80 Years
In Hope of Eternal Life

C4. Limestone Headstone
Sarah / wife of
Albert STEPHENS
(of Greenway)
Who Entered into Rest April 12th, 1900
Aged 50 Years
Nothing in my Hand I Bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I Cling
Also / Albert STEPHENS
Husband of the Above
Who Departed this Life Octr 21 1907
Aged 59 Years
Rest in Peace

C5. Granite Cross and Kerb
In Loving Memory / of
Jessie Beatrice NIBLETT
Who Died 12th August 1936
Rest in Peace
[No age stated]

C6. Granite Cross + Plaque within Kerb
In Loving Memory of
Eleanor Mary NIBLETT
Who died April 23rd 1920
At Rest
[no age stated]

C7. Polished Granite Coped Tomb
John LANDER
Rector of this Parish 1845 to 1890
Born March 12th 1817 Died at Sydenham Septr 22nd 1893
Also of Isabella LANDER, his Wife
Born 31st March 1831, Died 18th October 1913.

C8. Granite Cross and Kerb
In Loving Memory of
Charles SMITH
Late of The Vineyard
died March 25 1931
Aged 79 Years
Also of Kate Elizabeth his wife
died August 23rd 1946
Aged 84 Years
In God's Keeping
[Ed: This one was collected originally in June 1997]

C9. Tapered Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving / Memory of
Gladys Kate / Twin Daughter of
Charles and Kate SMITH
of The Vineyard
Who Died 23 Decr 1890 Aged 5 Months
Also of Herbert Pope, Son of the Above
Who Died ?? March 1892 Aged ?? Weeks
[stone is badly worn]

C10. Tapered Gritstone Headstone with Cross
Francis / Son of Charles
& Ann SMITH died May 6th
1856 Aged 9 Years

C11. Tapered Gritstone Headstone with Cross broken off
Ada / Daughter of Charles
& Ann SMITH died Feb
??? Aged 2 Years 10 Months
[stone is eroded where the year would be,
but it is known from the burial register to be 1860]


C12. Another Tapered Gritstone Headstone
The facing stone has flaked away

C13. Gritstone Cross
In / Loving Remembrance of
Charles SMITH
Late of The Vineyard / Ledbury
Who Died December 26th 1881
Aged 70 Years

C14. Granite Cross
In / Loving Memory Of
Charles Reginald / Eldest son of
Charles and Kate SMITH
who died 14th August 1927
Aged 32 Years
Peace Perfect Peace

C15. Red Granite Plaque in Kerb
In Loving Memory / of
Florence Isabel
Wife of H.C. MACNEE Esqre
Daughter of
Colonel and Honble Mrs WEBB
(no other detail)

C16. Red Granite Coped Tomb (no photo)
In Loving Memory / of   [ south side
The Honble Mrs WEBB,
Dec 11 1915.
Sacred to the Memory of   [ north side
Richard Frederick WEBB M.A. J.P. D.L.
Formerly Colonel Commander 4th Battn Shropshire L.I.
Late of Donnington Hall
Born 28th December 1831, Died 29th January 1920.

C17. Gritstone Cross-Base
In / Loving Memory of
William LILLEY
Died May 20th 1897
Aged 65 Years
The Memory of the Just are Blest

C18. Limestone Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Annie Lucia, Wife of
George Frederick HAINES,
Who died January 26th 1893,
Aged 38 Years
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
Also of / Annie Georgina HAINES,
Daughter of the Above
Who died May 14th 1899
Aged 18 Years
"Thy Will be Done"
C19. Small Gritstone Headstone (close to above)
A.L.H. / 1893

C20. Limestone Headstone
In / Memory of
Sarah Helen / Wife of the Late
Jonathan LEES, / of Manchester.
Who Died Sept 19th 1889,
Aged 82 Years.
Jesus Christ the same Yesterday
And To day and for Ever Heb. XIII. 8.
Also of / Emily RICHARDSON,
Who died February 13th 1893
Aged 74 Years.
"Thy Will be Done"

C21. Pink Granite Coped Tomb
Dennis / Hugh HARRISON
Died 26th Feby 1914
Aged 3 days
And Jesus called a
little child unto Him

C22. Limestone Headstone
In Loving / Remembrance of
George Frederick HAINES
Who Departed this Life
29th July 1903 in his 49 Year
Thy purpose Lord We cannot See
But All is Well that's done by Thee
Also of his Daughter
Florence HAINES
Died 31st May 1972
Aged 89 Years

C23. Small Gritstone Headstone (close to above)
G.F.H. / 1903

C24. Granite Cross in Kerb
Frederick Augustus / REISS, M.A.
For 31 Years Rector of This Parish
Died Nov. 22nd 1935
R.I.P. [no age stated]

C25. Granite Cross in Kerb
In Memory of
Philip Julius REISS
The Bedfordshire &
Hertfordshire Regiment
1914-1918 War
Later Headmaster of Bowden
House School, Stafford

C26. Granite Headstone
Brian Gurdon Spencer / BICKHAM
Died 5th March 1939
Aged 1 Day
Also his father
Richard Harry Spencer
Died 26th Feb 1966
[no age stated - surname is BICKHAM]

C27. Granite Cross with Kerb
Lilian / REISS
Daughter / of the
Rev. F. A. REISS
Died July 3rd / 1930
R.I.P. [no age stated]

C28. Granite Cross in Kerb
In Memory of
Thos. William Score SMYTH
Who Died 4th June 1916
Aged 50 Years

C29. Granite Cross in Kerb
In / Loving Memory of
Thomas WALCROFT,
Who Died 25th May 1909,
Aged 59 Years
Peace Perfect Peace

C30. Two-Tone Granite Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Basil Gerald (Sam) / JOHNS
Passed Away August 1995
Aged 56
Always in our Thoughts
Re-United with his Mother Eileen

C31. Granite Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Gladys Eleanor JOHNS
Who Died 9 March 1959
Aged 62 Years
Also of / Howard Stanley JOHNS
Who Died 28 Jan 1967
Aged 73 Years

C32. Granite Headstone
In / Loving Memory / of
Ellen Jane BISHOP
Died Sept 23rd 1949 / Aged 73
Also Her Husband
William Charles BISHOP
Died Feb 6th 1969
Aged 92 / Reunited
Charles John BISHOP
Only son of William & Ellen
A Husband of Florence
1901 - 1984

C33. Pink Granite Headstone in Kerb
In Loving Memory of
Annie Emily STALLARD,
Died August 30th 1931, Aged 88 Years
Also of William Henry STALLARD,
Husband of the Above.
Died March 20th 1932, Aged 72 Years.
At Rest

C34. Granite Headstone
In Loving Memory of
A Dear Wife and Mother
Caroline Emily Jane FOWLER
who passed peacefully away
15th June 1970 Aged 79 Years
Resting
Also her Husband
Frederick James FOWLER
who died
22nd January 1980 Aged 78 Years
At Peace

C35. Marble Open-Book
There is a cross on the left hand page,
and on the right page an inscription:-
In / Heaven / Is Rest
And / Endless / Peace
There is no dedication but it is known to be
in memory of David CAMPBELL, buried 1990]


Inscriptions on plaques or furnishings inside the Church, collected on 5th September 2003.
D1. Gritstone Wall Plaque
In Loving Memory of
My dear Husband
Cecil Edward CRADDOCK
Died May 27 1950 Aged 45

D2. Gritstone Wall Plaque
In Memory of
Sarah the wife of Thomas TIBBATTS
For eleven Years a resident of The Farm.
She died August 12th 1832 Aged 32.
Also Sarah the infant daughter of / the above
who died Octr 22nd 1832 Aged 4 months
Also of Thomas Aged 7 Years
Also of John Aged 5 Years.
Sons of the above who died April 23rd 1833.

D3. Brass Wall Plaque
In Affectionate Remembrance of
Margaret Mary / Wife of
Revd Thomas Henry WHITEHEAD
Rector of Donnington
And Daughter of the Late
George Shirrass BRITTAIN
Commander Royal Navy
Born July 15th 1833, Died May 31st 1894
"Looking unto Jesus" Hebrews 12c 2v

D4. Brass Wall Plaque
In memory of / Lucy WEBB
who died February 3rd 1847
aged 16 Years
[NB First thought to be a dedication to 'Margaret'
with the rest of the inscription worn away.
Deciphered 10 Nov 2004 - lighting is all!]


D5. Gritstone Wall Plaque
Underneath / Lies Buried / John HIGGS
of The Court in this Parish
He died 16th April 1795
Aged 56 Years
Respected & Beloved
by a numerous / Acquaintance

D6. Sampler in Frame
Whosever thou art that
enterest this Church; leave it not
without one Prayer to God for Himself,
for those that minister and for those
that worship here

D7. Marble Carved Wall Plaque
Sacred to the Memory of / Edward Henry WEBB
Lieutenant of the 88th Connaught Rangers,
Second and youngest Son of Richard WEBB Esq.
of Donnington Hall in the Parish.
He was killed on the seventh of June 1855,
At the successful attack upon the quarries before Sebastopol
in the 22nd year of his Age, having previously served
his country at the Battles of Alma and Inkerman.
He lies interred on the left of the Woronzoff Road
in a spot where also repose the remains of
three Captains of his Regiment who fell on the same day.
Ardent in the discharge of duty,
affectionate and gentle towards his family and friends,
this gallant young solder was deservedly beloved,
and universally lamented.
His sole dependence was on divine aid:
his latest thoughts were of home. As touchingly
expressed in a letter to his Mother,
written a few hours before the Assault.
In him, his sorrowing parents
have lost a fond and dutiful son:
his country, a brave and promising officer.

D8. Marble Wall Plaque
In Memory of / Richard WEBB Esqre.
Of Donnington Hall in this Parish
An active Magistrate for the Counties
of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.
Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire for which
he served as High Sheriff in 1855, and was for
many years Chairman of Petty Sessions at Ledbury.
Born March 8th 1795, Died October 12th 1871.
Also of Frances WEBB, widow of the above
and Daughter of the Revd. J.G. HANNINGTON D.D.
Prebendary of Hereford.
who died September 10th 1881, Aged 87 Years.

D9. Marble Wall Plaque
Sacred to the Memory of Henrietta
fourth Daughter of
Richard WEBB of Donnington Hall Esq.
and Frances his wife
who died April the 30t 1838, Aged 14 Years
Also of Marian their third Daughter
who died January the 11t 1841,
Aged 18 Years


The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 8-11th September 2003.
E1. Gritstone Headstone in Kerb
In / Memory of / Ellen Julianna
beloved wife of F.E. STALLARD
who died at Cropthorne, Dymock
June 16 1912 Aged 58 Years
R.I.P.

E2. Gritstone Cross in Kerb
(green chippings)
In / Loving Memory of
Mary Elizabeth
wife of W.G. FEAR,
who died at Argus Ledbury
Jan 3 1920 Aged 60
"Her End was Peace"
Also of her beloved Husband
William George FEAR,
who died July 24 1927. Aged 66 Years

E3. Plaque within Kerb
Affectionate Remembrance
of my beloved Husband
Francis Edwin STALLARD
who passed peacefully away
at Cropthorne Dymock June 7 1922
Aged 68 Years
The Lord shall be thine everlasting Light

E4. Gritstone coped Tomb
In Memory of   [ south side
William IRELAND
of the [life Christian?] of Argus Ledbury
who departed this life Jany 19th 1880
Aged 60 Years
In Affectionate Remembrance of   [ north side
Emma / the beloved wife of William IRELAND
of Argus Ledbury who departed this life
July 11 1872 [no age stated]
[unable to read what/where about William]

E5. Gritstone Headstone
Sacred / to the Memory of
Frederic / the beloved Son of
Thomas & Mary COOPER
of (Hampstead)
who died Oct, 24th 1859
on the 22nd year of his age
This Stone is erected by his
Affectionate ---thers and
[rest of inscription is eroded]
NB This stone faces west.
[Auth: 'Frederic' sic]

E6. Small Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving / Memory of
Clara Annie / WILLIAMS,
Died March 5th 1877
Aged 4 Years and / 5 Months
+
Come to the Saviour.
NB This stone faces west.

E7. Gritstone Headstone
In / Memory of
Henry CHICHESTER,
of Highbridge, Ledbury.
who departed this life
15th of May, 1876
Aged 76 Years.
"Thy Will be done".
[NB This stone faces west. The smaller gravestone with
his initials (below) is directly behind it and faces east]


E8. Small Gritstone Headstone
H. C. / 1876

E9. Gritstone Headstone
In / Memory of
Mary Ann wife of
Henry CHICHESTER
died October 30th 1895
Aged 79 Years.
[Matches Henry CHICHESTER's Gravestone above.
NB This stone faces west. The smaller gravestone with
her initials (below) is directly behind it and faces east]


E10. Small Gritstone Headstone
M.A.C. / 1895

E11. Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving Memory / of
Ann, Wife of / Edwin SMITH
who departed this life
October 28th 1883
Aged 68 Years.

E12. Cross inside Kerb
In Loving Memory of
Ellen Elizabeth,
the dearly beloved wife of
William HART,
Died ?? March 1899, Aged 70.
William HART,
Died 16 [Jan?] 1922, Aged 94.
[unable to read day Ellen died]

E13. Gritstone Headstone
In Memory of
William STALLARD,
who died January 6th 1898,
Aged 86 Years.
Also of Martha, widow of
the above
who died June 4th 1899 Aged 71 Years
The Lord your God hath given you rest

E14. Gritstone Cross in Kerb
For such is the
Kingdom of Heaven
In Memory of [?? Eustace] the Son of
William and Ellen HART who died
Augt 9th 1871 Aged 4 Years and 3 Months
[The stone face has crumbled away]

E15. Gritstone Coped Tomb
(next to, and matching William IRELAND's above)
In Memory of   [ north side
Ann CLARKE late of [Argus Ledbury]
Sister of Elizabeth IRELAND
Died at Argus Dec 9th 1871 Aged ?? Years
In Memory of   [ south side
Elizabeth IRELAND of Argus Ledbury
wife of the late William IRELAND of the [life Christian?]
She died Nov 2nd 1867 Aged 78 Years

E16. Gritstone Headstone
John Michael Gordon [BIDDULPH]
2nd Baron Biddulph / of Ledbury
Born 19th November 1869
Died 7th December 1949
And his Wife
Marjorie Caroline Susan
Born 30th April 1878
Died 9th November 1961

E17. Flat Headstone within Railings
To the Beloved Memory of
Adelaide Georgiana,
Wife of Michael BIDDULPH Esq. M.P.
Daughter of the Right Honorable Jonathan
and Lady Alice PEEL.
She died on the 22nd Day of May 1872
(no age stated)
Also to the Memory of
Margaret Mary, eldest child of the above
who died on the 13th Day of September 187[8?],
in the Eleventh Year of her age
"Jesus called a little child unto Him"
And to the Memory of
Michael BIDDULPH
Husband of Adelaide Georgiana
Born Feb 17th 1814
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire 1866-1900
1st Baron Biddulph 1903
Died April 6th 1923.

E18. Gritstone Cross
In / Loving / Memory of
Charles THOMAS
who died Jany 31st 1891
Aged 42 Years
The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son
Cleanseth us from all Sin 1 John ???

E19. Gritstone Headstone with Cross Emblem
In / Memory of
George ELLIOTT
who died July 30th 1895,
Aged 67.
"Be Ye Also Ready"

E20. Gritstone Headstone
In Loving Memory of
William WALL,
who died Jan 24th 1881,
Aged 46 Years.
Not Lost, but Gone Before.
Also of / Thomas CRESSWELL,
who died April 12th 1881,
Aged 69 Years.
Thy Will be Done
Also of / Hannah,
Wife of the Above
who died March 24th 1890
Her ??? was of
Also of / Georgiana Maria wife of
William WALL
who entered into Rest May ?? 1902
[Unable to read the day - 2 digits]

E21. Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving / Memory of
William REVELL,
late of this Parish,
who died October 12th 1890,
Aged 75 Years.
"Thy Will be done".
also of
Jane REVELL,
widow of the above
who died at Eggleton,
June 1st 1901,
Aged 82 Years.

E22. Gritstone Headstone with Inlay
Sacred / to the Memory of
Adelaide, wife of
John HENDERSON,
[of Haffield Gardens]
who died October 25th 1890,
Aged 59 Years.
Be Ye Also Ready for in Such an
Hour as Ye Think not the Son of
Man Cometh. St Matthew 24, 44

E23. Inscription around Marble Kerbs
+ In Loving Memory   [ upper kerb
of Margaret wife of William Charles HENRY
who entered into rest
on the Twenty Sixth day of April 1890
Also of William Charles HENRY   [ lower kerb
who was born March the thirty first 1803
& died January 7th 1892
in the eighty eighth year of his age

E24. Inscription around Pink Marble Kerb
In Memory of/
Thomas Allan HENRY Late of 14th (Kings) Hussars
of Haffield
born September 5th 1841, Died June 11th 1920

E25. Granite Cross with Kerb
Laura GORDON-NICHOLLS
1867 - 1952.
Wife of Dr. GORDON-NICHOLLS
Elder Daughter of
Henry MITCHELL
of Smethwick
Died Lake House, Malvern
[Mason] HATES / Smethwick

E26. Marble Tomb in shape of Cross with Kerb and Chain
Rev Edward GRAY, M.A.
[Alwalton]
Born October 4th 1826, Fell asleep August 17th 1908.
Maria Alexandrine Julie, wife of Edward GRAY,
28th May 1931
(no age stated)

E27. Marble Tomb with Marble sculptured Kerb
John Edwin MITCHELL
Recorder of Rye
of Haffield Ledbury
died 19th August 1931
Aged 65 Years
In Loving Memory of
Bertha
wife of John Edwin MITCHELL
of Haffield
Died March 30th 1928
(no age stated)

E28. Inscription around Gritstone Kerb
[East] a verse - too worn to read
[North] In Loving Memory of Emmy Maud MILLS died [???] 1919 Aged 4[0?]
[too worn to read correctly]
[West] Also of Her Husband Sidney Wesley died 27th Sept 1944
[South] And of their son Sidney Victor died 28th Aug 1898 Aged 11

E29. Grey Granite Cross with Pink Plinth
(flaking and lichen encrusted lettering)
[In Memory of?]
Rev. Alfred NEWTON
Died April 16th 1879
[This stone was very difficult to read, but may be
a memorial to Hannah, wife of the Revd. NEWTON,
who died in 1879 (buried 18 Apr 1879). Alfred himself
died 15 Jun 1884 and was buried 19 Jun 1884: cf the
Stained Glass Window in his memory]


E30. Granite Chunk (no photo)
In Loving Memory of
Lillian Maude HART
Died 21 January 1962
Aged 87 Years
Daughter of the Late
William and Ellen HART who lie nearby

E31. Gritstone Headstone (no photo)
In Loving Memory of
Fanny Alexandra LANG
Widow of Henry Pulsford LANG
Died June 27th 1948
Aged 83 Years
Peace, Perfect Peace

E32. Pink Granite Cross
Diana Norah Smyth GRAY
Born October 1886
Died February 1953
And her Husband
Edward Francis GRAY
of Donnington Hall and
Ripple Hall Worcs.
Born January 1871 / Died June 1960
British Consular Service, From
1896 - 1931.

E33. Gritstone Headstone (no photo)
In / Memory of
Ann Penelope BIDDULPH
Eldest Daughter of
John BIDDULPH of Ledbury
who died [Jany?] 31st 1871
Into their ...
hast redeemed ... of ??? [Psalms]
Also of Constance Petronella
Youngest Daughter of John BIDDULPH Esq.
Died Jan 12th 1881
[another quote - unable to read - hidden behind lichen.

E34. Gritstone Cross
In Affectionate Remembrance of
John BIDDULPH, of Swansea
Second Son of John BIDDULPH of Ledbury
He Died [July 10th 1835 Aged ?5]
Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord

E35. Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Thomas WINTER
Who died 11th May 1914
Aged 65 Years
Also of His Wife / Sarah Harriet
Died Jan 20th 1947 / Aged 95 Years
For Ever with The Lord

E36. Granite Tomb Coped with Cross
(inscription on two sides)
James WICKENS of Donnington
Born April 13 1817, Died March 16 1889.

E37. Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Albert / Dearly Beloved Husband of
Kate CROCKER
Who was Accidentally Killed
Near Ledbury
On February 22nd 190[1?]
Aged 29 Years
Dearest Husband How We Miss Thee
From Our Home Thou Lovest So Well
But in Heaven We Hope to Meet Thee
[covered in lichen, can't read too well]

E38. Gritstone Headstone
In / Loving Memory of
Hannah / Widow of
Richard COX
who died March 15th 1895
Aged 57 Years
Also of / Harriet BOWEN
Sister of the above
Who died July 11th 1897
Aged 47 Years

E39. Gritstone Cross
In / Loving Memory / of
Annie BOWEN
who died Sept [14th?] 1917
Aged 50 Years
At Rest

E40. Gritstone Headstone
In Memory of
Our Beloved / Father and Mother
Robert John SAVORY
Died Feb 11th 1964 / Aged 80 Years
Also His Dear Wife
Lavinia Victoria
Died Jan 14th 1962 / Aged 75 Years
God Bless You Both

E41. Pink Sandstone Celtic Cross
William / James / SMYTH   [ north side of upright
Capt. / 1st Batt. / Rifle / Brigade
Born Nov. 1st / 1847
Died July 8th / 1925.
Eileen / Frances   [ south side of upright
Their / Daughter
Born Jan. 18th / 1888
Died Jan. 4th / 1971
Louisa / Harriette / SMYTH
Wife of / William / James / SMYTH
Born June 10th / 1865
Died Oct. 3rd / 1948.

E42. Granite 2-tone Headstone (no photo)
In Loving / Memory of
My Dear Devoted Wife
Harriett Elizabeth / FARMER
Died 18th April 1963
Age 64 Years
Also her son Leslie
Killed in Action at
Tobruk 15th June 1942
Aged 21 Years

E43. Marble Book (no photo)
In Loving / Memory of   [ left page
Sidney Ernest / REID
Died / June 14 1965
Aged 63 / At Rest
Sarah Ellen   [ right page
Wife of / Sidney
Died / Feb. 27 1987
Aged 84 / Both Sadly Missed
God Bless Them

E44. Granite Headstone (no photo)
Michael / William John
3d. Baron Biddulph [BIDDULPH]
Born March 6 1878
Died July 20 1972
And his wife / Amy Louise
Daughter of the
4th Earl of Normanton
October 4 1905
November 10 1983
[sic: no 'Born/Died']

E45. Gritstone Headstone (no photo)
In / Loving Memory
Philippa SMITH
17th Jan 1969 / Aged 76
And / Horace W. SMITH
2nd May 1986 / Aged 92

E46. Cross in Kerb (no photo)
Sacred / to the / Memory / of
Thurza Anne WOODTHORPE
Wife of John William WOODTHORPE
who departed this life on
13th June 1938 Aged 77 Years
John William WOODTHORPE
Her Beloved Husband
Who joined her 15 Days Later
Aged 84 Years
Requiescent in Pace

E47. Maltese Cross (no photo)
In Loving Memory
Edward KEMP-SMITH
1859 - 1949
Frances Anne / KEMP-SMITH
1863 - 1947
And their daughter
Winifred Sarah / KEMP-SMITH
1895 - 1979

E48. Gritstone Block with inset Urn
For ever our Darling
Pauline Anne
Died Dec. 1st 1945
[Known from the Burial Register to be Pauline Anne SAVORY]

E49. Gritstone Block with inset Urn
Stephen / WRIGHT
6.2.1963

E50. Gritstone Cross in Kerb
To the Dear Memory of
David SPENCE-COLBY
Lieut. 16/5th. Lancers
Who Died 29th March 1933
in his 24th Year.
Beloved only son of Col. and Mrs. SPENCE-COLBY
of Donnington Hall

E51. Gritstone headstone
In / Loving Memory / of
Henry John POWELL
Dearly Loved Husband of Sarah POWELL
Died 25 Aug 1952 Aged 61 Years
Gone To Rest
Also His Wife / Sarah
Died 7 April 1976 Aged 84 Years

E52. Gritstone Headstone with Kerb
In Loving Memory of / William
The Beloved Husband of Elizabeth ORAM
Who Died November 19th 1946 Aged 88

E53. Gritstone Cross
In / Memory of
Oswald Robert VINING
Died July 18th 1930
Aged 57 Years

E54. Granite Headstone in Kerb
[Kerb has Heather Growing]
To / The Dear Memory of
Cecil John Herbert
SPENCE-COLBY
C.M.G. D.S.O. T.D. M.F.H. Colonel
of Donnington Hall
May 30th 1873 - Oct 18th 1954

E55. Carved Granite Headstone with Kerb
In / Loving Memory of
George Bartley McKEAN
F.R.C.S. Ed.
Born March 26th 1876
Died Sept 2nd 1944
And of His Wife
Dorothy Emily / Fortescue McKEAN
Born May 9th 1885
Died February 24th 1984.
In Grateful Memory
Also in Grateful Memory of
Robert George Bartley McKEAN
Grandson of the Above
Born April 30th 1944. Died March 9th 1945

E56. Granite Headstone
In / Loving Memory / of
our dear son
Kenneth Skeete JAMES
Beloved Husband of Maria
and father of Anne and Pauline
Died Oct 4th 1961 / Aged 40 Years

E57. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In / Loving Memory / of
James A. WINTER
Died 2[6]th May 1960 / Aged 70 Years
Also of his brother
Tom W. WINTER
died 6th Jan 1970 / Aged 84 Years
And / Derrick T W WINTER
Died 21st Oct 1978 / Aged 57 Years

E58. Gritstone Cross
[very badly eroded - almost blank
maybe says]
William STEWART
It is possible to see the bottom line is
Grant Him Eternal Rest O Lord

E59. Granite Chunk with Kerb
In Remembrance
Frank EDWARDS / of Dinchall
20th Nov 1935 / Age (sic) 55

E60. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In / Loving Memory of
My Dear Wife
Frances Maria JAMES
Died 6th Jan. 1970
Aged 84 Years
Also of Her Husband
George Stanley
Died 10th Jan. 1973
Aged 80 Years

E61. Granite Headstone / Black Lettering
In / Loving Memory of
Frank E.M. STALLARD
Died 15th July 1975
Aged 60 Years

E62. Granite Chunk
In Loving Memory of
Newton Howard HART
Died 22 January 1968
Aged 97 Years
Son of William & Ellen HART

E63. Granite Headstone / Black Lettering
To / A Dear Husband / And Father
James William / CROSS
1900 - 1979
Also his Loving Wife
Veronica / 5-12-1910 - 19.9.1998
of Greenway / Together Again

E64. Gritstone Slab in Grass (Cremation)
Doctor John / Edward WELLS
1903 - 1981
Lilian Ellison / (Biddy) WELLS
1905 - 1986

E65. Granite Slab in Grass (Cremation)
Loving Memory / of
Florence BISHOP
1918 - 1986


The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 15th April 2004 & 26th April 2004.
F1. Aluminium Plaque attached to Rose Tree
In Grateful / Memory of / Sydney REID
Who died / June 14th 1965
[It was hidden by foliage in the summer]

F2. Plaque attached to Evergreen Shrub
In Memory of / B.H. BLAKE
1901 - 1984 / Rest In Peace
[Also hidden by foliage during summer]


The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 1st December 2006.
G1. Carved Gritstone Headstone in Kerb
In Affectionate Remembrance / of
Thomas WOODWARD /
of the Parish of Ledbury
who died June 23rd 1872,
Aged 79 Years
Also of Mary, his wife
who died Sep 20th 1845
Aged 50 Years.
"Then shall the Dust return to the Earth as it was:
And the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
H & T B BROWN   Worct

G2. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
Francis Killick DAVIES
Born at the Nurdens
9th February 1900
Died at The Noad
8th January 1971
Faith Cannot Doubt Nor Hope Despair
Thy Midnight Rest Shall Still Be Sweet
And Break in Glorious Morn

G3. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In / Loving Memory of
Gertrude Fanny / DAVIES
Park Barn Farm
Who Died 28 Oct 1970
Aged 75 Years

G4. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In / Loving Memory of
My Dear Wife
Frances Lucy DAVIES
of Dingwall
Who Fell Asleep
21st July 1965
Bitter Grief a Shock Severe
To Part with One I Loved
Also Her Husband
Henry Edgar / of Highbridge
Died 20th Sep 1978

G5. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In Loving Memory of
Fanny Elizabeth DAVIES
Beloved Wife of the late
Frederick James DAVIES
of Nurdens Donnington
Passed Peacefully Away
26th February 1948 / At Rest
[apparently added later]
Also of / Reginald and Nellie
DAVIES / Rest in Peace

G6. Granite Headstone / Gilt Lettering
In / Loving Memory / of
Ernest James DAVIES
Park Barn Farm
Died 4th March 1984
Aged 61 Years

G7. Slate Headstone with Sundial
"Light and Shade / by turn
but love always"
To the Beloved Memory / of
Alma Doreen DAVIES
Who died 14th November 1982


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were collected from the Graveyard by Rosemary Lockie, 10th December 2006.
H1. Large 'Table-Top' on plinth by Church Porch
Underneath / lie the Remains of
John CLARKE
of The Court in this Parish
died May 16th 1848 Aged 66 / Years.
Sarah Anne
[of the above Court?] and Only Daughter
of Susan CLARKE also died
August 23rd ??? Aged ??
[4 lines which are unreadable]
Edward CLARKE died Jan
?? 1852 aged 72 Years.

Also Deeply Lamented
Sarah DINGLEY Late of the Hazle
Died March 4th 18?1[54] Aged 76 Years
Also Samuel son of Edwin J. and
Harriett Louisa CLARKE
died Nov 17th 1857 Aged 1 Year
Also John died Nov 23rd 1857
Aged 7 Years
Harriett Louisa CLARKE
died December 23rd 1899 / Aged 80 Years
Edwin James CLARKE
Died March 5th 1904 / Aged 85 Years.
[This stone had been covered in moss and lichen.
It has been carefully removed to reveal the inscription]

H2. Granite Kerb with Metal Chains and Granite Bird-Bath
Arthur Thomas BANNISTER M.A. D.Litt. F.R.H.S.
Canon of Hereford,
And Master of St Katherine's
Ledbury / July 26th 1936.
[Amazing though it may be, this memorial was missed on my
original visit - strange, as it's almost impossible not to see...
See this Photograph of the BANNISTER Memorial]


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