Some Memorial Inscriptions - Biddulph, Staffordshire
St Lawrence's Churchyard, New Road Methodist Church and War Graves

Latest Additions New 28 Apr 2006
War Graves

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 20th March 2004. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
NEW ROAD METHODIST CHURCH
A1. Gladys BAILEY, 18 May 1937, 29

A2. William LOVATT,
The Shop, Witchfield, Biddulph Moor,
21 Jan 1945, 69
Mary Hannah, w, 20 April 1958, 82

A3. James Thomas BAILEY,
Of Rockside, Hurstbank, Biddulph Moor,
14 July 1959, 54
Florrie, w, 9 July 1986, 87
Roger, s, 12 March 1990, 63

A4. Harriet BAILEY,
Of Leek Lane End, Biddulph Moor,
24 Feb 1926, 73

A5. Annie Leah, w/o William SHELDON,
Of Rock End, Knypersley,
16 April 1932, 56
William SHELDON, 21 March 1950, 73
Ivy May, d, 31 Dec 1983, 82

A6. Joseph EDGE, 22 Nov 1949, 76
Mary, w, 30 June 1950, 76
Mary Alice BAILEY, d, 26 Oct 1976, 75

A7. Simon, h/o Hannah BEECH,
Of Highbent, Biddulph Moor,
15 June 1913, 52
Hannah, 9 Oct 1942, 80
Elsie May, d, 22 May 1920, 19

A8. J. Abner SHUFFLEBOTHAM,
Of Springview, Biddulph Moor,
15 March 1863, 60
Hannah, w, 20 June 1931, 26

A9. Martha Ann, w/o John FROST,
20 Nov 1944, 50
Mary, d, 30 Nov 1925, 7yrs
John, the above, 26 April 1963, 70

A10. Frederick. h/o Martha A. HOMER,
Belmont, Leek Road, Endon,
31 Jan 1959, 50
Martha Ann, w, 3 June 1985, 77

A11. Joseph LANCASTER,
Of Belmont, Leek Road, Endon,
5 April 1962, 89
Sarah Rebecca, w, 25 Oct 1960, 86

A12. William LANCASTER,
Of Biddulph Moor, 14 Oct 1910, 75
Mary Ann, w, 24 Feb 1923, 80

A13. John GASKELL,
13 June 1930, 67
Sarah Jane, w, 30 Oct 1955, 89

A14. John William BAILEY,
11 Dec 1946, 70
Sarah Jane, 26 Jane 1954, 75

A15. Marilyn w/o Geoffrey BLOOR,
4 Jan 1980, 31

A16. William Henry MELLOR,
1 Dec 1951, 57
Emma, w, 2 Dec 1982, 83
Phyllis, d, 28 April 1924, 8 months

A17. William LANCASTER,
10 Aug 1971, 85
Elizabeth, 9 April 1975, 88

A18. David T. MORRIS,
Of Pleasant View, Biddulph Park,
4 April 1945, 73
Mary Ann, w, 26 Dec 1942, 71
Hannah BOON, d, 25 April 1938, 43

A19. J.T. h/o M.E. SHUFFLEBOTTOM,
24 Jan 1960, 74
M.E. SHUFFLEBOTHAM,
11 June 1968, 81

A20. Judith, w/o James MELLOR,
Of Shirkley Hall Farm, Horton,
4 Dec 1915, 58
James, 26 Jan 1920, 82

A21. Mary Eliza, w/o James MELLOR,
Of Shirkley Hall Farm, Horton,
21 March 1948, 71
James MELLOR, 20 Sep 1966, 88
Children
William, 13 Oct 1907, 11 months
Janet, 31 Jan 1951, 39
James, 29 Dec 1973, 60

A22. George, aged 30 years,
From his loving wife & son,
Sarah SUTTON, 3 Oct 1976, 84
Love to a dearest husband and dad,
Jack SUTTON, aged 35
Also Cyril Gladstone SUTTON, s,
19 Jan 1953, 28
With respect from workmates and drivers,
From NCB, Norton & Biddulph Unit,
In memory of Cyril from his friends at the
Crown Inn

A23. William Joshua SHERRATT,
15 Aug 1938, 76
Horace Terry BEECH, h/o Beatrice Marion,
5 Sep 1923, 82
Jonathan BEECH, 11 Feb 1938, 56
Mary Elizabeth BEECH,
26 Nov 1961, 79

A24. Enoch SHERRATT,
Of Ridge Field, Biddulph Moor,
The founder of this Chapel,
10 June 1909, 76
Elizabeth, w, 18 March 1914, 78

A25. Hannah, w/o Isaac SHUFFLEBOTTOM,
Of Biddulph Moor, 21 Feb 1885, 82
Martha, w/o James Thomas BAILEY,
d/o the above, 10 July 1917, 65
Dennis WALLEY, 21 April 1921 - 1 June 1989
Freda Ellen, nee SHUFFLEBOTHAM, w,
17 Oct 1921 - 17 May 1994

A26. Jane Ann, mother of
John William LANCASTER,
Of 19 Waterloo Street, Leek,
25 Oct 1901, 22

A27. Hannah, w/o John BEECH,
Westwood Road, Leek, 28 Dec 1922, 74
John the above, 6 Nov 1927, 80

A28. Joseph BADDLEY,
Of New Street Biddulph Moor,
21 Jan 1903, 79
Eliza, w, 20 May 1896, 67

A29. Sarah, w/o Joseph BROWN,
Of Biddulph Park, 24 July 1902, 77
Clara Jane, w/o Henry GIBBONS,
Of Biddulph Park, 31 March 1836 -14 March 1905

A30. Samuel, h/o Emma STANWAY,
Of Biddulph Moor, 10 May 1897, 65


The following MIs were kindly contributed by an anonymous donor, 22nd August 2004.
ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCHYARD
B1. In Loving Memory of
James Henry,
dearly beloved Husband of
Hannah Matilda CORBISHLEY,
of Stone Villas, Mow Cop,
who fell asleep
February 27th 1956 / aged 64 years
also Hannah Matilda,
died 15 April 1978 aged 83

B2. In Loving Memory of
Jane Ann / beloved Wife of
Thomas Edward WARREN,
of Marsh Green House, Biddulph,
died October 4th 1927 aged 63 years
also of the above
Thomas E. WARREN,
died April 11th 1935 aged 78
also of Garnett WARREN,
their son / died January 22nd 1941,
aged 56 years
also William Adam GEE,
of Higher Overton,
died June 27 1914 aged 86 years

B3. In Loving Memory Of
George William,
dear loved Husband of
Mary Alice PASS / of Biddulph Park,
who passed away 13th October 1964,
aged 74 years
also Mary Alice PASS,
died 5th January 1981 / aged 90
beloved wife of the above


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st July 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCHYARD
Listed below are men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country in WW1 & WW2 and other conflicts, also those who were serving in H.M. Forces at the time of their demise. Unless stated, all are individual C.W.G.
C1. Pilot Officer, H. LOWE, Air Bomber, Royal Canadian Air Force, 27 November 1953, 22
C2. 201337 Pte C.G. HOLLINSHEAD, N. Staffordshire Regt, 26 June 1918, 22
C3. 12946, Pte H. ROBERTS, Manchester Regt, 15 Aug 1918, 23
C4. 52021 Pte H. CLOWES, N. Staffordshire Regt, 2 December 1920
C5. 7922457 Trooper L. BODEN, Royal Armoured Corps, 27 Oct 1940
C6. 970057 Sgt E. DOLPHIN Royal Air Force, 13 July 1942, 25
C7. 5348694 Sapper G.R. TAYLOR, Royal Engineers, 3 August 1944, 22
C8. 7901923 Trooper S. POOLE, Royal Armoured Corps, 28 Jan 1941
C9. 4923719 Pte J.H. HANCOCK, South Staffordshire Regt, Airborne, 28 July 1945, 30
C10. 4032918 Pte F. CARTHY, Hereford Regt, 20 April 1944, 24
C11. 29900 Pte W. COPLAND, Lincolnshire Regt, 26 Feb 1921, 49

C12. Richard, h/o Hannah SHAW,
Of Congleton Rd, Biddulph
25 Dec 1929, 72
Hannah, above, 20 Sept 1937, 79
Their children
Agnes Maud, 31
Sarah May, 25
Walter, Killed in Action, 21
Adelaide Ellen & Emily, died in infancy

C13. Lieut John Egbert MACHIN,
h/o Elizabeth, of John St, Biddulph,
Who was killed while flying at Cambridge,
On the 29 May 1918, 24

C14. Sarah Ellen, w/o Ralph GIBSON,
Of 5 High St, Biddulph, 23 June 1914, 55
Ralph, above, 14 Dec 1931, 70
John James, eldest son, who served with
The King's Company, 1st Batt, Grenadier Guards,
1914 - 1917, died 27 Sept 1932, 41
Emma Gertrude, d, 18 Oct 1949, 84
Harriet L. Beatrice, d, 29 Sept 1957, 70

C15. Sarah Ann, w/o Henry SLACK,
Of 80 Tunstall Road, 4 July 1927, 69
2nd Lieut John Barnett SLACK,
5th Northumberland Fusiliers,
who made the supreme sacrifice,
27 May 1918, 26
Henry, above, 2 Feb 1941, 83
Mary Anne ROBINSON,
1783 - 1970

C16. Doris, d/o Joseph T. & Nellie COPELAND,
16 Wedgwood Lane, Biddulph,
25 June 1939, 19
Sgt Reginald COPELAND R.A.F, son,
Killed in Action 4 July 1941, 22
Interred in Soltau Cemetery (Germany)
Joseph Thomas, above, 18 May 1963, 69
Nellie COPELAND, 22 June 1982, 85

C17. Daniel, h/o Mary DEAN,
Tunstall Rd, Biddulph, 4 Jan 1929, 64
Annie, d, 27 April 1934, 41
Mary, above, 10 Jan 1953, 86
Albert DEAN, s, Killed in Action,
2 March 1916, 26

C18. Joseph, h/o Ann Eliza LEVETT,
Of Biddulph, s/o James LEVETT,
of East-Ashling, Chichester,
who came to reside in Staffordshire 1868,
Died 18 Dec 1921, 76
Ann Eliza, w, 16 March 1928, 83
Edward BROWN, 17 Sept 1981, 75
Lillian Levett BROWN, w/o Edward,
16 Nov 1998, 89

C19. Lilian, d/o James Arthur & Jane MEAKIN,
Of Biddulph, 12 Jan 1893, 8 yrs
James Arthur, above, 21 Oct 1925, 60
Private 25513, Francis Leonard MEAKIN, son,
Killed in Action, 31 Aug 1917, 25
Interred at Bleuet Farm British Cemetery, Belgium
Jane, above, 26 Dec 1930, 78



Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th April 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCHYARD
D1. Jane w/o Thomas SHERRATT,
Of Bradley Green 30 August 1864 28
Isabella, d/o above Thomas & Mary SHARRATT,
18 Dec 1868, 11 months
Jane, d, 19 April 1871, 2yrs
James, s, 23 Sep 1875, 3yrs
Mary Ann, 2nd w/o Thomas 4 March 1909, 75
Thomas, above, 19 May 1910, 77
Ellen Tamar, w/o Harry SHERRATT,
Grandson of above, 18 Nov 1961, 68
Harry, above, 27 March 1975, 84

D2. Ann, w/o Isaac BROUGH of New Pool,
Biddulph 22 June 1870, 72
Here lieth a kind innocent friend
With peaceful mind and happy end
Harmless words and dealings just
Firm to friends and pious trust
Isaac above, 5 Feb 1880, 81

D3. Ann, d/o Thomas & Elizabeth RIDER,
Of Greenway Hill in this parish, 11 Feb 1828, 1yr & 6 months
John & Hannah their children died in infancy
Elizabeth, d, 16 March 1837, 34

D4. Agnes HARRISON,
Died at The Hall Farm Biddulph 25 April 1914, 85
Robert Harrison, h, who was interred at Opton, Westmorland,
3 March 1905, 84
Margaret WOOF, sister of above, 16 Jan 1916, 84
Relict of William WOOF of Firbank, Westmorland,
Isabella, w/o John CLOSE, 5 March 1910, 65
John CLOSE, above, 23 March 1925, 76
Janette, d/o John & Isabella Close, died in infancy

D5. Sarah Ann, w/o Alfred COTTERELL,
Of Gillow Heath 28 Dec 1897, 51
Alfred, above, 5 March 1911, 64
Mary Jane, d, 28 Dec 1961
Frances, d, 22 Jan 1962

D6. Samuel MACHIN,
Of Bemmersley Farm, 9 April 1899, 70
William, s/o above Samuel & Elizabeth MACHIN,
5 March 1855, 2yrs
Elizabeth, w, 27 Oct 1910, 84

D7. John Leonard MAYER,
Who died after after a Flying Accident,
6 Oct 1932, 34
Alice, w, 9 July 1898 - 5 April 1974

D8. Thomas WHITEHURST,
Of Gillow Heath 26 Dec 1879, 52
Mary, w, 13 April 1895, 61
Mary Gertrude Whitehurst, d/o Thomas & Hannah NEWTON,
11 Nov 1890 2yrs
Gertrude WHITEHURST, d/o Thomas & Mary WHITEHURST,
17 Feb 1936, 61
Annie WHITEHURST, 7 Feb 1945, 77

D9. Christopher BOULTON,
Of Biddulph 8 Dec 1870, 54
Harriett, w, 17 June 1854, 34
Harriett Sarah 4 March 1873, 3yrs
Henry James, died in infancy
Children of William & Elizabeth BOWCOCK,
& Grandchildren of the above

D10. Elizabeth Ann, w/o William BOWCOCK,
Of Brindley Ford, 24 Aug 1910, 64
William above, 5 April 1913, 79
Arthur, s, & h/o Caroline BOWCOCK,
27 April 1955, 80
Caroline BOWCOCK, above, 14 Nov 1969, 77

D11. Joseph TURNOCK,
Late of Woodhouse, Biddulph, 8 August 1806, 83
Anne, w, 1 Oct 1785, 45
Joseph TURNOCK, late of Marfh [Marsh] Green, 11 June 1829, 57
Sarah, w, 3 Jan 1848, 61
Joseph, s/o Joseph & Sarah TURNOCK, 10 April 1835, 25
Mary, w/o Ralph TURNOCK of Gilow Heath 27 May 1885, 58
Also sons & Daughters of the above R & M TURNOCK,
James, 10th Feb 1861, 5yrs
Hannah, 1st Oct 1866 13yrs
Mary, 16 Oct 1866, 5yrs
Joseph, 7th June 1883, 29
Ann, 8 Feb 185, 24
Ralph above, 21 Nov 1898

D12. James, s/o Jonathan & Jane GOODWIN,
Of Brindley Ford, 13 August 1889, 22
Jane, w/o Jonathan, above, 23 August 1892, 63
Jonathan, above, 28 March 1899, 66

D13. John KNIGHT,
Of Newtown Rushton 15 August 1889, 79
Judith, w, 9 June 1890, 77
James Albert h/o Sarah Elizabeth KNIGHT,
4 July 1968, 90
Sarah Elizabeth, above, 30 April 1976, 97
Emily Elizabeth KNIGHT 10.10.1979, 79
Also our dear Father & Grandfather
Thomas Frederick GIBSON, 5.6.1983, 73
Our dearest mother & grandmother
Sarah Alice GIBSON, 19.11.1996, 87

D14. James GIBSON, 20 Oct 1855, 63
Hannah, w, 22 June 1871, 75
Also the undermentioned children of the above:
Lois, 9 Oct 1842, 5ys
Isaac, received a fatal accident, 19 Nov 1844, 15
Charles, shared the same fate, 19 Nov 1844, 10
Elizabeth 22 Oct 1846, 18
Hannah, 3 Sept 1848, 15
Ralph ****** 1848, **

D15. Charles NIXON,
Of Bradley Green, 29 Nov 1875, 54
John, Hannah, Martha & Betsy,
His children died in infancy
Ann, w/o above Charles NIXON, 14 June 1912, 85
Joel BIDDULPH brother of Ann NIXON,
2 Oct 1913, 92

D16. War Death
Joseph Edwin, h/o Elizabeth CHEETHAM,
Of Shelton, Stoke on Trent 13 June 1918, 57
Arthur Bateman, s, who lost his life
On Submarine E/36 in the Great War Feb 1917, 31
Elizabeth, above, 9 March 1943, 82

D17. Thomas PARKINSON,
Of Gillow Heath, 21 Feb 1894, 74
Lucy, w, 31 August 1855, 75
Rowland EARDLEY son-in-law, 13 Sept 1934, 73
Hannah, his wife, 21 Nov 1936, 76
Re-united
Also Jabez PARKINSON their son,
26 May 1938, 82
Sarah Ellen his wife, 9 Sept 1939, 73

D18. Charles MITCHELL,
Of Moody Street Farm, 21 Oct 1890, 56
Jane, w, 15 April 1909, 66
Charles, s, 7 June 1941, 70
Harriett, d, 2 August 1943, 74
Jane, d, 5 March 1948, 70
Eliza Mary, d, 1 Jan 1951, 85
Hannah, Thomas & William Arthur,
Children of above who died in infancy,
Interred at Rushton Church

D19. James, s/o William & Ellen LAWTON,
13 Sep 1848, 1yr 9 months
Harriet d, 16 Jan 1849, 1yr & 11 month
William LAWTON, above, 20 Nov 1868, 63
Ellen d, 15 June 1863, 20
Ellen, above, 18 Jan 1887, 80

D20. Ann, d/o James & Sarah LAWTON,
Of Bradley Green of this parrifh 16 June 1794, 48
James Lawton, above, 24 June 1807, 76
Sarah, w, 3 March 1809, 67
Mary, d, 3 March 1843, 64
Ellen, d, 18 Feb 1848, 73
Thomas LAWTON of Bradley Green,
4 August 1875, 92

D21. Hannah, w/o Benjamin MILNES,
Of Bradley Green 9 Nov 1889, 67
Benjamin, above, 5 Oct 1890, 71
Benjamin MILNES grandson of above,
29 March 1894, 3 days
Grace widow of John Noble MILNES,
& sister of above Hannah MILNES,
10 Dec 1910, 90
Lister, s/o Benjamin & Hannah MILNES,
23 June 1924, 73

D22. Martha, w/o John BROWN,
Chapel Street, Bradley Green 17 Feb 1893, 65
John, above, 15 Oct 1897, 71
Charles, s, Nov 1869, 18

D23. Ruth, w/o John MACHIN,
Of Bradley Green, 16 June 1867, 36
James, s/o John & Jane MACHIN, 26 August 1874, 3yrs
John MACHIN 13 Feb 1887, 53
Jane, w/o John MACHIN 22 Dec 1921, 74
Hannah, d, 29 Jan 1947, 70

D24. Annie Elizabeth Lee, d/o
Alfred Thomas & Elizabeth JONES,
20 July 1886, 5yrs & 8 months
Gladys May, d, 22 Dec 1886, 9 months
Elizabeth, w, above, 14 Jan 1914, 52
Joseph, William & Dorothy, their children died in infancy
Alfred Thomas JONES 6 Jan 1927, 72
Gertrude COOK, d, 8 May 1952, 68

D25. Margaret Ann, w/o Enoch DOORBAR,
High Street, Biddulph, 11 March 1905, 74
Enoch, above 9 Jan 1910, 79

D26. John DOORBAR,
Holly Lane, Biddulph, 27 June 1874, 69
Mary, w, 22 Jan 1889, 80
William, s, 22 Feb 1926, 85

D27. Shadrach GIBSON, 29 Nov 1941, 65
Ada, w, 26 Oct 1951
Sidney 2nd s, & h/o Phyllis GIBSON,
18 Oct 1955, 51
Phyllis, above, 9 July 2001, 88

D28. James GIBSON, 5 Jan 1879, 54
Hannah, w, 27 April 1908, 79
Harriet, d, 1 June 1871, 17
Emma, d, 13 April 1880, 13
James, s, 21 July 1901, 28

D29. Albert, h/o Annie GIBSON, 29 Sept 1957, 57

D30. Margaret, d/o William & Mary Ann POINTON,
13 April 1871, 14
Agnes, d, 17 May 1880, 17
Alice, w/o Christopher LANCASTER,
& d/o above, 3 March 1899, 23
William, above, 9 August 1916, 98
Mary Ann, above, 28 Jan 1920, 85

D31. Maria, w/o John GOODFELLOW,
Of Biddulph 27 Nov 1919, 74
John, above, 4 Oct 1931, 91
Walter, son in law, & h/o Lucy MILNES,
8 Jan 1951, 68
Lucy MILNES, 28 Jan 1973, 86
John GOODFELLOW, Junr, 27 Dec 1961
Lucy MILNES, 7 March 1979, 66

D32. James, h/o Margaret GIBSON,
Of Tunstall Road, Biddulph, 8 Feb 1926, 65
Margaret, above, 30 Jan 1945, 85
Arthur, s, & h/o Emma GIBSON 8 April 1930, 34

D33. John, h/o Ann PLIMLEY,
Of Harriseahead 8 March 1927, 72
Ann, above, 4 May 1933, 72
Richard, son in law, & w/o Ann WESTON,
18 Feb 1961, 72
Ann WESTON, above, 14 Feb 1967, 68

D34. War Death
Ellen, w/o Thomas STUBBS of John Street, 4 Nov 1919, 58
James, s, who was killed in France 1918, 24
Thomas, above, 17 March 1937, 77

Separate Memorial, same Grave
Martha, w/o Leonard MELLOR,
27 Park Lane, Knypersley, 20th May 1951, 68

D35. James Henry, h/o Mary Elizabeth BARNETT,
High Street, Biddulph, 7 March 1917, 28
A loving husband, a fond father, a true friend
Alice Christine (Chrissie) d/o above 18th June 1914 - 30th July 1940
Mary Elizabeth BARNETT, above, 9th July 1973, 83
Mary Elizabeth MACHIN, 9th April 1989, 77
Wilfred, h, 1st Oct 1996, 87

D36. This Stone was erected by the committee of the
"BESTWICK Fund"
The beloved children of William & Sarah J. BESTWICK,
of Brown Lees who died 16th September 1916
Florence M, aged 14
Doris Mary, aged 9yrs
Reginald, aged 7yrs
James, aged 5yrs
John L, aged 2yrs
Sarah, above, 2 July 1937, 62

D37. Frederick BAILEY,
Congleton Road, Biddulph, 23 Feb 1932, 68
Mercy, w, 24 Sept 1939, 76
Arthur & John, sons, who were killed at "Black Bull"
Arthur, 21 July 1915, 28
John, 14 Nov 1921, 30
Lizzie, d, 6 March 1943, 45
Wallace, s, 8th August 1961, 56
[Ed: presumably Black Bull Colliery]

D38. Albert, s/o Samuel & Fanny BIBBY,
Of Knowle Style, Biddulph, 1 Nov 1913, 22
John, s, 28 May 1944, 60
Samuel BIBBY, 27 Oct 1935, 75
Fanny, w, 10 Dec 1938, 70

Separate Memorial, same Grave
Martha GIBSON 5 March 1962, 77

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