Some Memorial Inscriptions - Alstonfield, Staffordshire
St Peter's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 27th May 2003

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st March 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age.
A1. Jane HAMBLING, wife of James and
Daughter of William & Mary REDFERN,
Of Ecton, 25 Aug 1862, 65

A2. Mary HAMBLETON, of Butterton, daughter
Of John & Mary of Hope Dale,
22 Jun 1891, 73

A3. Abraham HAMBLETON,
16 Jul 1875, 44

A4. William HAMBLETON of Mill Dale,
3 Jul 1841 - 13 May 1905
Mary, wife, 11 May 1928, 84

A5. James, son of James & Elizabeth HAMBLETON,
Of Alstonfield, 10 Sep 1846, 18 yrs

A6. John HAMBLETON of Alstonfield,
16 May 1850, 28
George HAMBLETON,
28 June 1810 - 19 Feb 1873

A7. James HAMBLETON of Alstonfield,
9 Jan 1863, 89
Elizabeth, wife, 1 Nov 1868, 66

A8. Elizabeth HAMBLETON of Alstonfield,
23 May 1874, 36
William, husband,
13 Jan 1830 - 30 Jul 1885

Separate Grave
John, son,
5 April 1871 - 23 Oct 1899

A9. Anthony MASSEY of Alstonfield,
7 Jul 1828 - 5 May 1896
Thomasin, sister,
2 Jun 1824 - 15 Jan 1909

A10. James Gibbs BESTWICK,
27 May 1925, 82
Ellen Elizabeth, wife,
8 Dec 1940, 86

A11. Eva HAMBLETON of West View Farm
Alstonfield, 19 Dec 1979, 81
Harry James, husband, 22 Jan 1984, 78

A12. Elsie HAMBLETON of Sycamore Farm, Milldale,
8 Jul 1967, 71
Samuel, 8 Sep 1967, 68

A13. Charles HAMBLETON,
28 Jul 1968, 56
Edith, 29 Dec 1970, 67

A14. Marilyn Jill HAMBLETON, daughter,
30 Aug 1968, 16
John Eric, father, 7 Sep 1974, 46

A15. Charles HAMBLETON of Milldale,
4 Dec 1958, 70
Bertha, 11 Sep 1977, 90
Frank, son, 15 Apr 1978, 58

A16. Henry HAMBLETON of Milldale,
18 Jul 1936, 79
Eliza, wife, 16 Sep 1950, 84

A17. James BESTWICK, of Hope Dale,
15 Apr 1939, 65
Mary Ann, 2 Aug 1959, 78

A18. Thomas MAFSEY [MASSEY] of Ford Mill,
16 Feb 1806, 52
Martin MAFSEY [MASSEY], son, no other details

A19. William MASSEY, of Dam Gate,
3 Apr 1823, 77
Rebecca, wife, 12 Oct 1830, 83
Eliza, daughter, 27 Dec 1851, 73

A20. Sampson MASSEY of Stanshope,
18 Mar 1813, 60
Elizabeth, daughter, Mar 1821, 30
Elizabeth, wife,
31 Dec 1828, 74
Mary, daughter, and wife of
Lawrence Melvine ROONEY,
27 Dec 1874, 82
Lawrence Massey ROONEY, son,
1 May 1827, 1yr & 1 month

A21. Sarah MASSEY, wife of
Bartholomew MASSEY,
13 Jul 1808
William MASEY,
18 Jun 1810, 28


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th April 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age.
B1. Ralph WOODDISSE, 10 Sept 1855, 75
Hannah, of Alstonfield, 7 Nov 1842, 89
Hannah, daughter, 10 April 1877, 52

B2. Matilda WOODDISSE, of Hollinsclough,
2 May 1877, 54

B3. Benjamin Hardwicke WOODDISSE, of Hope,
1909 - 1999

B4. Mary Ann MASSEY, of Damgate, 21 July 1870, 68
Anthony MASSEY, 19 Feb 1872, 77

B5. Thomas BESTWICK, 23 July 1882, 62
Harriet, wife, 13 Feb 1895, 78
William, brother of above, 14 Nov 1885, 60

B6. Samuel G. BRINDLEY, 7 July 1871, 42

B7. Humphrey AUSTIN, of Milldale,
5 Aug 1893, 85
Sarah, wife, 19 Oct 1893, 82

B8. Bartholomew MASSEY, of Alstonfield,
30 July 1855, 68
Thomasin, wife, 2 Nov 1874, 92
Elizabeth, daughter, 4 April 1835, 13

B9. Anthony MASSEY, of Alstonfield,
17 July 1828 - 5 May 1896
Thomasin, sister, 2 June 1824 - 15 Jan 1909

B10. James Gibbs BESTWICK, 27 May 1925, 82
Ellen Elizabeth, 8 Dec 1940, 86

B11. Francis MASSEY, 16 Aug 1931, 80
Anne, wife, 20 Dec 1931, 79,

B12. Alfred FINNEY, 1886 - 1904
Amelia, 1898 - 1975

B13. William Thomas BESTWICK, of Hopedale,
2 Aug 1910, 42
Mary Annie, wife, 21 Feb 1914, 72

B14. Thomas BESTWICK, 26 July 1898, 80

B15. Mary Ellen BESTWICK, 17 Oct 1862, 80
Ellen GANDY, 4 July 1896, 84

B16. Thomas BESTWICK, son of John & Ann, of Hope,
20 March 1821, 14
Mary Winder, wife of John BESTWICK,
10 Aug 1863, 42

B17. John BESTWICK, of Hope, 13 April 1834, 83
Ann, wife, 12 May 1791, 38
John, son, 30 Dec 1851, 73
Robert, 23 May 1855, 45
John, husband of Mary Winder BESTWICK, of Hope,
8 Jan 1884, 72
James BESTWICK, of Alstonfield,
23 Feb 1866, 67
Hannah JACKSON, widow, 2 Nov 1879, 70

B18. Thomas, son of Thomas & Ann BONSAL, 3 May 1756, 23
Dorothy, wife of Thomas BONSAL, of Narrowdale,
22 April 1845, 35
Hannah, daughter, of Narrowdale, 17 April 1840, 18

B19. Caroline, wife of Matthew BONSAL, of Narrowdale,
4 Sept 1875, 43

B20. Matthew BONSAL, of Shirley Common, 25 Dec 1878, 78

B21. Mary, daughter of John & Martha ADAMS, of Alstonfield,
22 May 1865, 26
John, son, died in infancy
John ADAMS, 18 April 1881, 81
Martha, wife, 14 Jan 1891, 81

B22. John BONSALL, of Westside, 23 Nov 1874, 57
Elizabeth, wife, 25 Sept 1902, 80

B23. Francis GIBBS, son of
John & Elizabeth GIBBS of Alstonfield,
21 July 1822, 24

B24. Joseph HEATHCOTE, of Alstonfield,
20 Jan 1861, 54

B25. Mary wife of Joseph HEATHCOTE of Mill Dale,
died 26 Oct 1839 aged 60 years
Also the above named Joseph,
died 15 Feb 1843 aged 63 years
Also of Ellen their daughter,
died 21 Sept 1836 aged 26 years
Also of William son of Ellen the above
named, died 7 June 1840 aged 5 years

B26. Sarah GILMAN, of Fieldhead, 5 Nov 1834, 28
Thomas, husband, 3 March 1839, 34

B27. Mary GILMAN, wife of John of Fieldhead,
18 March 1822, 55

B28. Ellen, wife of Thomas CHADWICK,
19 Aug 1904, 83
Ann HAWLEY, 5 Jan 1908, 74
Thomas, son, 12 April 1913, 83

B29. Ann MILLWARD, 8 Feb **34
John Collis MILLWARD, 30 Sept 1876

B30. Dorothy BAGSHAW, of Narrowdale,
19 Oct 1787, 38
[unable to read any more]

B31. Frederick Joseph FEARN, of Harecop,
22 Dec 1898, 53

B32. Ralph BEARDMORE, of Stanshope Hall, 19 Dec 1833 - 22 Jan 1910
Mary Elizabeth, wife, of Stanshope Hall, 8 June 1837 - 4 Jan 1915
Eldest daughter, Harriet Ann, 8 May 1861 - 21 Dec 1946

B33. Ralph BEARDMORE, of Stanhope, 20 March 1870
And died at Mayfield, 21 Feb 1937
Sarah Ann, wife, of Mayfield, 19 Oct 1959, 80

B34. Thomas Edward, son of Thomas & Edith WOODDISSE
Of Hollow, Alstonfield, died of a disease contracted
During 3 years of service in the Great War, 29 May 1918, 25

B35. Mary Elizabeth, wife, of George CRITCHLOW of
Crows Farm, Sheen, 2 June 1921, 28

B36. Hannah BUNTING of Lead Farm, Alstonfield,
2 April 1922, 74
Mary Elizabeth, daughter, 17 March 1924, 48

B37. William MILWARD, of Hope Farm, Alstonfield,
2 March 1922, 58
Harriet, wife, 19 Dec 1931, 67

B38. Richard Burnett BONSAL, of Hulme End,
21 June 1929, 80
Dorothy Mellor BONSAL, 12 April 1937, 74
Robert, son, Hall Farm, Hartington, 23 July 1937, 3 yrs
Emily FEATHERSTONE, 10 Jan 1985, 85

B39. Olive RILEY, of Rye Brooks, Grindon, 22 April 1926, 59
Henry 14 Aug 1937, 69

B40. James BESTWICK of Hopedale, 15 April 1939, 65
Mary Ann Jane, wife, 2 Aug 1959, 78

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 15th May 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age.
C1. Herbert WOODISSE, 26 Feb 1942, 64
Ada, 1 Dec 1960, 82

C2. Edward WOODDISSE, of Homestead, Alstonfield,
30 Oct 1926, 76
Annie Elizabeth, wife, 15 March 1926, 63

C3. Thomas WOODDISSE, 10 Nov 1935, 69
Mary, wife, 1 June 1949, 86
Ralph, son, 14 July 1960, 65

C4. William WOODDISSE, 14 Dec 1926, 60
Kate, wife, 22 April 1932, 62

C5. Frank AUSTIN of Alstonfield,
3 June 1931, 82
Agnes Mahala, 26 July 1934, 86

C6. William Waterhouse WOODDISSE, 28 Feb 1982, 84
Laura May, 4 Oct 1992, 87

C7. Thomas WOODDISSE, of Hope,
21 July 1810 - 18 May 1890
Annie, wife, 8 Sept 1823 - 19 Nov 1907

C8. Judith WOODDISSE, wife of Thomas of Hope,
7 April 1862, 30

C9. Ralph WOODDISSE, of Alstonfield,
17 Dec 1850, 43
Elizabeth, wife, 26 Nov 1844 - 5 May 1890

C10. Hall WHITE, son of John & Ellen WHITE
Of Townend, Stanshope and decendant of
William HALL, who held the same farm and
died there in 1534
Born in Stanshope, 12 April 1832 and died in
Hampstead, 4 May 1908
Elizabeth WHITE, wife, of Claygate, Surrey,
daughter of James Elizabeth HAMBLETON
of Alstonfield, 19 May 1836, died at
Claygate, 5 May 1902
John Hambleton WHITE of Claygate, London,
30 Jan 1868, died at Purley, Surrey, 10 Sept 1924
grandson of John & Ellen WHITE of
Town End, Stanshope

C11. William MYCOCK, of Alstonfield,
18 Feb 1914, 63

C12. John MYCOCK, of Alstonfield, 30 Jan 1900, 76
Ellen, wife, 25 Aug 1909, 84
Mary Ellen BAILEY, April 1903, 11 days


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 13th December 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
D1. William MITCHELL, s/o Thomas & Sarah,
of Field House, 9 Jan 1818, 13
Thomas, s, 18 March 1820, 13

D2. Mary Ellen, d/o Thomas & Hannah MITCHELL,
of Field House, 21 March 1863, 15
Hannah MITCHELL, of Berresford Cottage,
14 July 1864, 30

D3. Thomas MITCHELL, 5 Feb 1835, 47
Sarah, w, 12 Sept 1827, 60
Grieve not my wife but be content no children
more for me lament, my debts are paid my grave
for you be prepaired my grave you fee, prepair
yourselves to follow me

D4. Thomas BRINDLEY, 19 Feb 1868, 50
Thomas Boswell, s/o Thomas & Juliett BRINDLEY,
10 April 1905, 42
Julia, 17 May 1910, 76

D5. John BRINDLEY, of Alstonfield,
1 July 1816, 80
Sarah, w, 12 Feb 1807, 63
John, s, 6 Nov 1791, 27
James, s, 2 March 1795, 27
Ellen, d, 17 Sept 1798, 20

D6. Elizabeth POLE, 15 May 1722, 76
German POLE, 3 March 1726, 58

D7. William LOWE, of Alstonfield and Mary, his wife,
22 Jan 1775, 71
She, 1 July 1778, 69
John, s, 19 May 1716, 5yrs
Robert LOWE, 26 Aug 1811, 74
Ann ALLEN, late of Stanhope,
8 Feb 1855, 100

D8. Robert MELLOR, late of the George Inn,
of Alstonefield, 6 Sept 1828, 75
Mary, w, 19 April 1838, 87
John, s, 3 Feb 1838, 57
Samuel, s, 6 Feb 1838, 52

D9. Mary, w/o Thomas MELLOR of Carlow,
31 Jan 1844, 38
Thomas MELLOR, ****, 69

D10. Elizabeth MELLOR, d/o Thomas & Dorothy,
4 Nov 1841, 46

D11. William MELLOR of Westonside Mill,
11 Feb 1862, 34
Dinah, w, 26 Sept, 1885, 58

D12. Ann, d/o Thomas & Dorothy MELLOR, 8 April 1809

D13. Thomas MELLOR, of Westonside Mill,
13 Sept 1827, 62

D14. Thomas BRINDLEY, 11 May 1798, 63
Hezekiah, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth BRINDLEY,
20 May 1779, 6yrs
Elizabeth, w, 16 July 1812, 75

D15. Samuel STONES, 26 April 1854, 84
Hannah, w, 29 Jan 1857, 85

D16. Richard JOHNSON, late of Alstonfield,
4 Feb 1773, 70

D17. John MELLOR, of Alstonefield,
17 April 1879, 82
Ann, w, 10 April 1879, 61
William, s, died in infancy

D18. Alice Ann BESTWICK, 15 March 1973, 68

D19. Mary Ann PLANT, 9 April 1945, 55

D20. James BESTWICK, of Hope Dale,
15 April 1939, 65
Mary Ann Jane, 2 Aug 1959, 78

D21. Richard Burnett BONSALL, of Hulme End,
21 June 1929, 80
Dorothy Mellor BONSALL,
12 April 1937, 74
Robert, s, of Hall Farm, Hartington,
23 July 1937, 3yrs
Emily FEATHERSTONE,
10 Jan 1985, 85

D22. William Anderson OVERIN,
8 June 1921, 60
Andrew Montgomery (Monty), s, who died at Darlington,
11 Feb 1921, 28

D23. Thomas BESTWICK of Hope,
26 July 1893, 30

D24. Thomas BERRESFORD, of Alstonfield,
1 Feb 1844, 73
Mary, w, 20 June 1833, 63
Ralph, s, 17 Aug 1832, 33

D25. Elizabeth CHADWICK, of Alstonfield,
1 Feb 1826, 61

D26. William FYNNEY, of Moor-End,
6 Sept 1827, 75
Ann, w, 26 Feb 1846, 90
[Ed: perhaps Butterton Moor End?]

D27. William, s/o Humphrey & Hannah AUSTIN,
of Milldale, 2 Oct 1821, 18

D28. Elizabeth WOOLLEY of The Gables, Alstonefield,
27 Feb 1842 - 29 Jan 1907
George Henry NEEDHAM,
29 June 1863 - 9 Feb 1909

D29. William MELLOR, of Cowlow Lane, Warslow,
27 Feb 1869, 77
Sarah, w, 7 June 1870, 74

D30. Ellen MITCHELL, of Berresford Cottage,
21 Aug 1832 - 18 Dec 1897
Elizabeth MITCHELL of Berresford Cottage,
1 Feb 1836 - 12 Sept 1924
Sarah MITCHELL, of Berresford Cottage,
20 Feb 1823 - 9 Aug 1889
Ann, 2 March 1827 - 5 May 1890

D31. Charles William, s/o Thomas & Hannah MITCHELL,
Of Berresford Cottage ** March, 18**, 8 months

D32. Charles MITCHELL, of Field House,
6 April 1856, 55
Mary, w, late of Field House,
28 Oct 1837, 54
Charles, s, late of Tunnstall, died at Berresford Cottage,
10 Aug 1858, 27

D33. Helen MELLOR, of Alastonefield,
16 April 1863, 76

D34. William MELLOR, late of Hope,
22 Sept 1755, 35
John BESTWICK, late of Hope,
3 March 1813, **
Mary, w/o William MELLOR,
12 July 1781, 57

D35. James BROWN, Schoolmaster, and Ellen his wife
He, 7 April 1796, 63
She, 22 Jan 1794, 60

D36. Samuel G. BRINDLEY, 7 July 1871, 42

INSIDE THE CHURCH
E1. William MELLOR, of Wallfield Mill,
22 Jan 1789, 88

E2. James JOHNSON, of Alstonefield,
26 Oct 1903, 72
Mary, w, 10 March 1917, 84
Jane Ellen, d, 11 Jan 1865, 9yrs
Richard Brown, s, 8 July 1905, 34

E3. James AUSTIN, of Milldale,
10 March 1894, 70
Mary, w, 22 Dec 1887, 66

E4. Mary, w/o William JOHNSON, of Burton-on-Trent,
13 March 1836 - 22 Sept 1888
William JOHNSON, 11 April 1906, 71

E5. William FINNEY, of Ecton,
1 Sept 1886, 66

E6. Humphrey AUSTIN of Milldale,
5 Aug 1895, 85
Sarah, w, 19 Oct 1893, 83

E7. George YATES, of Pennytree House,
27 Nov 1870, 76
Ellen, w, 4 Feb 1869, 78

E8. Ann, d/o George & Ellen YATES,
of Pennytree House, Alstonefield
24 Aug 1821 - 10 Feb 1897
Thomas YATES, brother, 24 Jan 1913, 78

E9. Joseph YATES of Bateham, 5 Sept 1910, 84
Ellen, w, of Bateham
21 Feb 1831 - 21 Feb 1897
Ralph James, s, 11 April 1870 - 17 April 1900
[Ed: possibly Gateham?]

E10. George, s/o Joseph & Ellen YATES of Alstonefield,
5 May 1902, 28
Ellen, d, 12 Sept 1902, 24

E11. William TWEMLOW, late of [The] Hurst,
26 June 1833, 66

E12. William, s/o Humphrey & Hannah AUSTIN,
Of Milldale, 2 Oct 1821, 18


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 27th May 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
F1. Mary, w/o Thomas BAINBRIDGE,
of The Hurst, 13 Sept 1864, 60

F2. George, s/o Joseph & Ellen YATES,
5 May 1902, 28
Ellen, d, 12 Sept 1902, 24

F3. Joseph YATES, of Gateham,
5 Sept 1910, 64
Ellen, w, 21 Feb 1838 - 21 Feb 1897
Ralph James, s, 11 April 1870 - 17 April 1900

F4. Ann, d/o George & Ellen YATES,
24 Aug 1891 - 10 Feb 1897
Thomas YATES, brother,
24 Jan 1913, 76

F5. George YATES, of Penny Tree House,
27 Nov 1870, 76
Ellen, w, 4 Feb 1869, 70

F6. Mary, w/o Benjamin LEESE,
of The Cottage, Alstonefield,
24 Aug 1832 - 22 Aug 1897
Benjamin, who was for 40 years
Sunday School Teacher in this
Village, 25 June 1830 -17 Nov 1913

F7. Annie, w/o William ADAMS, of Alstonfield,
20 Dec 1908, 62
William, 30 May 1928, 84
Hannah, w/o Thomas MITCHEL,
of Field House, 24 April 1896, 72

F8. James BAILEY of Hanson Grange,
12 May 1913, 81
Alfred, s, 10 April 1916, 25

F9. Mary, w/o James BAILEY,
Of Hanson Grange, 8 April 1895, 43
James, s, 15 Aug 1885, 8yrs
Samuel, Annie, Herbert, Harry,
All died in their infancy

F10. Charlotte BERISFORD, 10 Dec 1894, 80

F11. William ADAMS, 12 Feb 1898, 84
Hannah, w, 8 March 1902, 90
William, eldest son, 13 June 1914, 73

F12. Mary, eldest d/o William & Mary ADAMS,
27 June 1898, 62

F13. Marjorie d/o John & Mary Jane WHITTEL,
23 April 1887 - 7 Feb 1907

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