Some Memorial Inscriptions - Ashley, Staffordshire
St John the Baptist's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 15th May 2009 [collected 8 Nov 2007]

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 7th May 2004. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. George FOX, 6 Sept 1849, 82
Esther, w, 16 Aug 1847, 75

A2. Richard SMITH, 13 Aug 1745, 77
Elizabeth, w, of Ashley, interred
9 Nov 1730, 65

A3. Edwin MARTIN, 30 Aug 1855, 6yrs

A4. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas JONES,
Of Ashley, 20, Nov 1744, 71
Thomas, 24 Dec 1763, 82

A5. John SWANN, 1 Aug 1809, 60
Ann, w, 26 Oct 1790, 40
Jane, d, 23 July 1769, 18

A6. Mary, w/o Charles MACHIN,
& d/o the late John SWANN,
of The Fields Farm, Ashley,
15 Oct 1845, 59
Charles MACHIN, of The Fields Farm,
6 April 1856, 81
Ephraim, s, who died at Caversham,
In Dunedin, N.Z. 15 Nov 1885, 62
Elizabeth, d, late of Vayham Abbey,
9 Sept 1891, 70

A7. Mary, w/o John LIGHTFOOT,
2 Nov 1788, 44
Dorothy, d, 5 March 1797, 21
John, the above, 25 April 1805, 68

A8. Thomas BUTTER, of Hook Gate,
Aug 1827, ** (48)
Elizabeth BUTTER, 24 March 1847, 72

A9. John s/o Richard BROWN,
21 Jan 1743, 26

A10. Emanuel HOWARD 25 March 1828, 84
Mary, w, 14 April 1828, 76
Emanuel HOWARD, 19 Feb 1846, 61

A11. John AVERILL, 1 Dec 1836, 81

A12. Harriet, d/o John & Mary BADDELEY,
2 Feb 1804, 9yrs

A13. Elizabeth, d/o Nancy BADDELEY,
6 Oct 1805, 17

A14. Thomas FARRINGTON, Sep 1751, 39

A15. Here lies near this stone lies the bodies
of John, Samuel, Sarah, Ann & Samuel,
Sons and daughters of Samuel & Elizabeth LAWTON,
of this town, all died young.
Margaret, d, 13 Sept 1787, 17

A16. Samuel LAWTON of this town,
14 March 1810, 79
Elizabeth, w, 13 June 1811, 85

A17. Mary, d/o James & Catherine Sophia, SILLITO,
of Bromley Hall, 10 May 1918, 43

A18. Thomas JONES, late of the parish,
12 June 1852, 64

A19. John JONES, late of this parish,
6 May 1855, 69
Ellen, w, 25 *** (Dec) 1869, 78

A20. Mary, w/o Thomas AFTIN [ASTIN?],
Late of Hinfton [Hinston?], Dec 1786

A21. Edward THOMPSON,
The elder was buried 10 December 1717
Mary, w, buried 23 October 1729

A22. Martha SUTTON, 24 March 1781, 75

A23. Mary Ann AVERILL,
d/o Richard & Ann AVERILL,
of Ashley Hatter, 11 May 1808, 12

A24. Richard AVERILL,
of Ashley Hatter, 30 Jan 1822, 57
Ann, w, 24 February 1888, 72

A25. Mary, w/o William HULME,
23 Jan 1826, 31
John, s, 8 Sept 1826, 8 months

A26. Sarah COOPER died at Ashley, & w/o Benjamin,
of Stone, this county, 10 May 1857, 41

A27. Sarah Susannah ORWELL,
8 Aug 1859, 51

A28. Charles BEARD, 27 May 1873, 70

A29. Ann ORWELL, 25 May 1858, 83

A30. Thomas MALPASS,
of Red Heath, Keele, 26 Jan 1895, 66

A31. James COLLIER, late of Derby,
20 Aug 1875, 33

A32. Alfred William, s/o Herbert W. & Jane HULME,
of Hook Gate, 24 Dec 1875, 13
Helen, eldest daughter, 3 March 1890, 35

A33. Sarah, w/ Frederick SALT,
of Hook Gate, 12 May 1887, 39
Helen Salt, 26 Sept 1887, 55
Frederick, 7 Feb 1912 ** (67)

A34. Louisa Jane, w/o William SYMCOX,
of Hook Gate, 13 Jan 1877, 30
William SYMCOX, 11 Dec 1904, 55

A35. Harriet, w/o George WALTERS,
Of Ashley, 26 Feb ****, 45
[stone eroded]

A36. Emma, w/o John Grogott WRIGHT,
Of Ashley, 18 Feb 1875, 61
John Grogott WRIGHT, 6 May 1888, 74
Fanny Grogott BRAMMER,
w/o John Charles BRAMMER & d/o the
above John WRIGHT, 21 Sep 1919, 72

A37. Edward THOMPSON, and Mary his wife
Were buried Aug 29 & Sept 25 A.D. 1727

A38. Catherine LIGHTFOOT, 31 Oct 1886, 64
Peter LIGHTFOOT, 2 Nov 1886, 79


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 8th November 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. Jane, w/o James BARRATT, 24 January 1874, 91
James, above, 11 August 1880, 89

B2. William FOX of Ashley, 1805, [looks like 65]
Martha FOX, w, 13 March 1845, 95

B3. Thomas, s/o Robert & Mary LLOYD
of Maer Heath, 18 January 1826, 28

B4. Mary, w/o Robert LLOYD
26 November 1835, 69
Albert, s/o Robert & Ann LLOYD, Jnr
[unable to read any more of the inscription]
Robert LLOYD of Blackrock, 9 October 1842, 76
Two children of Robert & Ann LLOYD, Jnr
Robert, 25 May 1838, 2yrs & 7 months
[unable to read the other child inscription]

B5. Mary Margaret PARTON
13 February 1891, 62
Mary, w/o John PARR
12 July 1834, 28

B6. John CHILD late of Market Drayton, Salop
25 December 1834, 43

B7. Mary, w/o John TITLEY
18 March 1846, 88
John TITLEY, late of Ashley Heath
4 March 1825, 77

B8. Mary, w/o Abraham HOPWOOD
of this place, 5 February 1883, 36
Abraham, s, 10 July 1828, 3 months
Sarah, 1 September 1831, 8 months
[Auth: there is another inscription looks like
for a daughter, unable to read it]


B9. Peter HOPWOOD
15 October 1820, 37
Ann, w, 15 September 1812, 19
Maryann, d, February, [unable to read
any more of the inscription]


B10. William STANLEY
Late of Hungers Heath in this parish
11 June 1824, 46
Elizabeth, [inscription weather worn]

B11. Elizabeth, w/o Alfred BROWN
Of Newcastle under Lyme
7 June 1865, 33

B12. Francis HOPWOOD, 27 August 1808, 52

B13. John WHITTINGHAM, s/o
William & Mary WHITTINGHAM
8 April 1834, 19
Harriot WHITTINGHAM
7 November 1854, 21
Anne COLSELL, 3 February 1857, 19
Sarah HUXLEY died in London
7 November 1852
William WHITTINGHAM
3 November 1857, 60

B14. James LYCETT of Ashley
5 September 1887, 78
Maria LYCETT
24 February 1919, 78
Sarah Alice LYCETT
23 February 1919, 43

B15. Ruth, w/o Samuel GRIFFITHS
of Hook Gate, 9 April 1880, 60
Samuel, above, 24 April 190*, 80

B16. William GROOM of Ashley Green
27 February 1883, 76
Catharine, w, 17 August 1883, 71

B17. William Albert, s/o John &
Harriet LEIGHTON of Hook Gate
5 May 1874, 2yrs
Mary Eva, d/o Frederick & Ethel LEIGHTON
of Church Farm, Ashley, 14 April 1917, 7 months
Ida, d/o 22 February 1921, 9yrs

B18. Elizabeth, w/o George LEIGHTON
Of Barlaston, 2 November 1890, 33
Florence Mary, d, 30 August 1883, 1yr & 10 months
Elizabeth, d, 5 April 1891, 5 months

B19. Henry COOPER of Ashley
20 November 1874, 77
Elizabeth, w, 31 January 1882, 81

B20. Joseph CHATTERLEY
late of Willowbridge, 10 November 1864, 72
Mary, w, 29 November 18**, 75

B21. William MARTIN, 17 July 1864, 29

B22. Charles HAMPTON, 22 October 1865, 65
Caroline HAMPTON, w, 14 June 1896, 89
Jabez, s, 24 July, [looks like], 1852, 9 weeks

B23. Elizabeth GRIFFITHS, w/o Thomas GRIFFITHS
30 August 1851, 62

B24. Triple Plot
Joseph RICHARDS, 15 April 1941, 74
Forty years Rector of this parish whose life was
an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.
Mary L. RICHARDS, w, 24 December 1957, 91

Next Grave
Bernard Garner RICHARDS, Major in the
Royal Artillery, 15 February 1903 - 18 August 1972.
He also spent his boyhood at Ashley Rectory

Next Grave
Royal Artillery Badge , [head of grave stone]
Joseph Harold William Garner RICHARDS
O.B.E., D.L., Brigadier of the Royal Artillery
29 August 1897 - 3 November 1986
His boyhood was spent at Ashley Rectory, and he was
a devoted son, brother, husband and father. He always
tried his best, no man can do more.
Enid Lunes Mackay, w, 24 November 1980, 82
Her ashes are scattered at Strathhalladale, Scotland
Her thoughts were always for others

B25. Thomas PARTON of Jug Bank, Ashley
1 January 1895, 69
Esther, d/o Thomas & Harriet PARTON
19 December 1888, 18
Lucy PARTON of Jug Bank, Ashley
10 December 1914, 40

B26. Benjamin FORRISTER
Of Ashley, late of Pipe Gate
16 July 1881, 87

B27. Sarah NATHAM of New Farm, Colton
20 April 1889, 7*
John, [inscription has eroded] 1892

B28. George MELLOR, 24 April 1893, 52
Ann MELLOR, w, 11 September 1900, 59
Rowland M. MELLOR, s/o Rowland & Hannah MELLOR
25 May 1923, 24

B29. Elizabeth, w/o William Henry COTTERILL
27 December 1848 - 3 September 1894
Barbara RIGG, 31 January 18*8 - 16 Nov 1906
Jonathan RIGG, 2 November 1855 - 16 May 1927

B30. Jane HOPWOOD of The Rowney
Departed 3 September, interred 7 September 1858, 56
Francis HOPWOOD, h, 4 September 1869, 58

B31. Ann, relict of John MACHIN of Ashley
1 January 1879, 70
Thomas Rowland
17 September 1877, 3yrs & 10 months
Francis Annie, 15 November 1877, 2yrs & 6 months
Children of Thomas & Harriet AUSTIN of Tunstall
and grandchildren of the above

B32. Thomas, s/o Late Charles SILLITO of The Rudge
28 October 1846 - 25 October 1889

B33. George MORREY, late of Hungersheath Farm
27 July 1828 - 21 June 1880

B34. Mary, relict of the late William DAWES
of Ollerton, 14 July 1870, 82

B35. Joseph LANDER, died aged 44yrs, 1859

B36. Mary, w/o William WHITTAKER of Ashley
31 March 1877, 52
William, above, 24 February 1891, 77
Emily WHITAKER, d, 11 June 1859, 7 months

B37. Ann, w/o Thomas PARTON
21 May 1875, 71
Thomas PARTON of Ashley
25 April 1876, 70
Henry, s, 8 October 1854, 25
Abraham, s, 16 January 1855, 18

B38. Emma, d/o Thomas SWINNERTON
and Jane REYNOLDS,
20 December 1867 - 5 April 1876

B39. William WAIN of Ashley
7 June 1887, 54
Sarah Ann, w, 6 February 1900, 73
Joseph Lycett WAIN
21 January 1875, 1yr & 8 months

B40. William Godfrey SILLITO
5 June 1973, 63
Francis Mary SILLITO
6 November 1998, 87

B41. Sarah Elizabeth, w/o William SILLITO
of The Wellings, 20 December 1875, 81

B42. Mary, w/o Thomas SALT of Hook Gate
13 February 1870, 59
also of three grand children of the above.
Thomas, s/o Herbert W. HULME
22 January 1861, 3yrs
Mary J. his daughter, 31 October 18[** not finished] 5 months
Jessie, his d, 9 February 1870, 4yrs & 5 months

B43. John PRESTON
of Wesleyan Road, Ashley
4 December 1945, 74
Lucy, w, 13 February 1959, 88
Edith NICKLIN, 7 April 1950, 75

B44. Susan, d/o Peter & Martha PEACOCK
1 December 1896, 23

B45. Harriett, d/o Daniel & Elizabeth CARSLEY
13 June 1844, 5yrs
Elizabeth, above, 31 March 1853, 44

B46. William Henry COTTERILL
15 March 1935, 77
Charlotte, w, 1 April 1942, 70
Charles Hugh, 1 August 1900, 2yrs & 4 months
George Leslie, 27 August 1912, 3yrs
Children of the above

B47. Elizabeth, w/o late James SILLITO
29 April 1887, 78
John, s, 15 April 1846, 6 months

B48. James SILLITO of Bromley Hall
2 January 1895, 55
Catherine Sophia, w, 9 February 1915, 71
Mary, d, of Bromley Hall, 10 July 1918, 43

B49. Edward LOWE, 17 September 1740, 61

B50. Mary, w/o John BOON
Late of Ashley Heath, 18 September 1778, 64

B51. Mary, w/o John LIGHTFOOT
2 November 1758, 44
Dorothy, d, 3 March 1797, 21
John LIGHTFOOT, 23 April 1805, 68

B52. John SWANN, 1 August 1809, 65
Ann, w, 26 October 1790, 40
Jane, d, 23 July 1789, 13

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