Some Memorial Inscriptions - Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire
Christ Church Churchyard

Latest Additions New 20 Mar 2006

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.
A1. Elizabeth, w/o The Rev Francis GORDON,
(Rector of this parish)
Who ended her life on earth,
Dec 7 1882
Was laid to rest here, Dec 12

[Reverse side of Stone]
For a Space the tired body lies with
feet towards the dawn, Till there breaks
the last and brightest Easter Morn
But the soul in contemplation
utters earnest prayers and strong
Bursting at the Resurrection into song
To that brightest of all meetings
bring us Jesus Christ at last to thy cross
Through death and judgement, holding fast. Amen

A2. Rev Francis GORDON,
First Rector of Biddulph Moor, who,
After he served his own generation
By the Will of God, fell asleep
In Jesus at The Rectory, 27 July 1884
And was laid to rest August 1st 1884, aged 72 years
[Reverse side of stone]
O God our help u****** (in ages) past
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the **ny (stormy) blast
And our Eternal time (home)
Under the shadow of thy throne
Thy saints have dwell secured
Sufficient is Thine arm alone
And our defence is secure.
Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received her frame
From everlasting Thou and GOD.
To endless years the same
A thousand ages in Thy sight,
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
Time like and everlasting stream
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
O GOD our help in ages past
Our home for years to come
Be though our Guard while troubles last
And in our Eternal Home, Amen

A3. Arthur BROWN,
Of Horton Hay, 25 April 1902, 36
Agnes, 4 Jan 19088, 15
William, 11 Jan 1919, 33

A4. William NIXON,
Of Leek Lane, Biddulph Moor,
17 Dec 1928, 78
Sarah Ann, w, 22 Jan 1933, 80

A5. Ruth, w/o William E. YEOMANS,
Of Leek Lane, 19 April 1934, 65
A loving mother a faithful friend,
One of the best that heaven could send.
With nature so gentle and actions so kind.
Tis hard in this world her equal to find
William, s, 21 may 1932, 39
William E, the above, 29 Aug 1937, 74

A6. Joseph, h/o Mary Hilda PROCTOR,
Of 19 Park Lane, Knypersley,
7 Aug 1943, 45
Joseph Robert, s, 8 Feb 1942, 10
Mary Hilda, the above, 28 Sep 1996, 98

A7. Charles Robert HALL,
Of Sunny Mount, Biddulph Moor,
30 Jan 1943, 69
Hannah, w, 16 July 1948, 73
Richard & Agnes Margaret,
Their children, died in infancy

A8. Ethel Winifred, w/o Enoch YEOMANS,
Of Sunny Mount, New Street, Biddulph Moor,
3 Oct 1948, 42
Enoch, the above, 19 Feb 1980, 82

A9. Agnes, w/o Ralph BEECH,
Of Radal Cottage, Biddulph Moor,
9 Aug 1951, 84
Ralph BEECH, 18 Aug 1955, 88
Lizzie, d, 10 March 1967, 68

A10. Charles SHUFFLEBOTHAM,
Of Royal Shop, Biddulph Moor,
8 Feb 1947, 64
Sarah Ann, w, 12 Jan 1955, 71

A11. Martha Ann, w/o Roland NIXON,
Of Biddulph Moor, 26 Nov 1919, 43
Roland, the above, 25 Aug 1956, 83

A12. Annie Evelyn,
d/o William & Hannah BROOKES,
of Brookend, Knypersley,
19 April 1915, 13 months
Yvonne Marie LOVATT, granddaughter,
2 Aug 1944, 8yrs & 6 months
William BROOKES,
1 March 1951, 82
Hannah BROOKES, 25 March 1966, 94

A13. Richard ALLCOCK,
Of Ridgefield, Biddulph Moor,
26 Nov 1926, 73
Hannah, w, 10 Nov 1894, 26
Samuel, h/o Sarah ALLCOCK,
1 Aug 1963, 74

A14. Marian Beatrice, w/o
William Ernest BROOKES,
30 Dec 1928, 31
Dorothy Evelyn, w,
Of Somerdale, Knypersley,
30 March 1951, 54

A15. Herbert, s/o Albert & Hannah BEECH,
Of Bradley Elms, 31 Oct 1916, 20
Hannah, the above, w, 15 Dec 1928, 62
Albert BEECH, 13 Jan 1940, 77

A16. Jane, w/o James SHUFFLEBOTTOM,
Of New Street, Biddulph Moor,
24 May 1902, 72
James, the above, 21 Oct 1910, 79
Lucy Ann, d, & w/o Arthur BIDDULPH,
10 Aug 1930, 58
Arthur BIDDULPH, 12 Dec 1957, 84

A17. John Howard, only child of
John & Mary HOLDCROFT,
Of New Street, Biddulph Moor,
11 April 1904, 4yrs & 8 months
John HOLDCROFT, the above,
27 Dec 1910, 51
James Harold, s, 27 Dec 1916, 21
Mary, w, of the above,
8 May 1934, 73
Florence Mary, 23 March 1990, 85
Herbert Arthur, s, May 1971, 78

A18. Mary, w/o John H. COLE,
Of Knypersley, 22 May 1903, 43
John Hilditch COLE,
6 May 1934, 85

A19. Thomas ALLCOCK,
Of Troughstones, Biddulph,
27 Sep 1898, 79
Martha, w, 10 Feb 1900, 79
Henry, s, 23 Sep 1935, 75

A20. Daniel MORRIS,
Of Rock Ferry, 17 Nov 1916, 61
Daniel, s, 2 Dec 1930, 52
Mary, w, & mother,
25 Aug 1939, 89

A21. Gladys, d/o William & Mary Jane BAILEY,
Of The Hurst, Biddulph,
Sep 1902 - Nov 1930
William, the above, 16 Dec 1959, 86
Mary Jane, the above 19 Dec 1953, 84

A22. Ann, w/o William BIDDULPH,
Of Robin Hill, Biddulph Moor,
25 March 1908, 61
William BIDDULPH, 9 Dec 1915, 72

A23. Thomas ALLCOCK,
Of Flood Farm, 25 April 1935, 77
Mary, w, 11 April 1882, 24
Philip, s, died in infancy

A24. William STANWAY,
Of Flood Farm, Biddulph Moor,
20 Aug 1952, 71
Martha Elizabeth, w, 10 April 1955, 77

A25. Hannah BATTERSBY,
Of Biddulph Moor, 1 Sep 1986, 69
Thomas, h, 4 March 1882, 83

A26. Elizabeth, w/o Herbert BEECH,
1 Feb 1900, 39
Ralph, s, 13 July 1904, 24
Herbert BEECH, 23 Feb 1946, 86

A27. Kezekian, h/o Emma MELLOR,
Of New Street, Biddulph Moor,
13 Aug 1912, 65

A28. Simon BAILEY,
Of Biddulph Moor, 21 Feb 1880, 73

A29. Joseph LANCASTER,
1883 - 1957
Hannah, w, 1880 - 1944
Robert, s, 1907 - 1914

A30. John Thomas, s/o
Simon & Hannah BEECH,
Of Biddulph Moor, 3 Oct 1891, 8yrs & 10 months
Elijah, s, 29 March 1893, 7 months
Clara, d, 7 April 1893, 2yrs & 11 months

A31. Ruth Harriet, d/o
Nathan & Mary Ann ROGERS,
Of 15 Ridgeway, Norton-le-Moor,
4 Sep 1913, 17yrs
Mary Ann, the above,
2 Jan 1928, 55
Nathan, the above, 22 March 1951, 79

A32. Ruth Elizabeth GRINDEY,
Of 33 New Buildings, Biddulph,
14 March 1913, 36
Mary Ann, d/o
Arthur James & Mary Ann GRINDEY,
5 March 1903, 12
Ruth, d, died in infancy

A33. William GREGORY,
23 Jan 1951, 81
Elizabeth, w, 28 June 1911, 46

A34. William, s/o Thomas & Hannah LAWTON,
of The Spodes, Biddulph Moor,
10 July 1888, 2yrs
Thomas LAWTON,
18 April 1812 - 9 July 1892
Hannah, w, 22 Feb 1929, 79
Hannah, d, 2 July 1958, 76
John LAWTON,
6 Sep 1970, 89, h/o Hannah

A35. George BEECH,
15 Feb 1909, 50
Mary Ann, w,
3 March 1923, 60

A36. Elizabeth, w/o
David Joshua WHISTON,
Of Hawthorn House, Biddulph Moor,
10 June 1912, 39
David Joshua WHISTON,
10 March 1928, 55

A37. William BOULTON,
Of Spring Bank, Biddulph Moor,
4 Sep 1912, 28
Ann FINNEY, 3 March 1829, 84
Elizabeth BOULTON 5 March 1948, 84

A38. Mary, d/o William & Sarah STANWAY,
Of Wigan, who died in infancy
Martha Ann, d, 28 Sep 1885, 8yrs & 11 months
William STANWAY 15 June 1909, 55
Sarah, 14 Dec 1933, 77
Joseph, h/o Sybil A. STANWAY, 27 Jan 1952, 69

A39. Elizabeth, w/o Ralph GINSON,
Of High Bent, Biddulph Moor,
6 June 1891, 36
Ralph, s, 17 Aug 1889, 4 yrs
Jacob, Esau, Arthur & Mary Elizabeth,
Their children who died in infancy
Ralph GIBSON, the above,
20 May 1936, 85

A40. Sarah, w/o Isaac BEECH,
Of Biddulph Moor,
28 Oct 1887, 36
Henry, s, 18 Sep 1876, 13 months
Isaac, the above,
22 March 1909, 54

A41. William NIXON,
Of Biddulph Moor,
12 May 1900, 65
Ellen, w, 11 June 1919, 76
John Thomas NIXON, h/o Ethel NIXON,
of 177 New Castle Street, Burslem,
3 March 1941, 68

A42. Charles, s/o Isaac & Ellen BROWN,
16 Oct 1872, 3 months
Isaac, the above, 16 April 1900, 48

A43. Mary, w/o Daniel BROWN,
Late of Biddulph Moor,
20 Feb 1865, 59

A44. John BROWN of Biddulph Moor,
5 Nov 1888, 54
Ann, w, 12 July 1907, 72

A45. Enoch, h/o Mary PLANT,
Of Biddulph Moor,
13 March 1891, 72
Mary, w, 29 March 1910, 84
Thomas, s, & h/o Elizabeth PLANT,
8 Jan 1932, 74
Elizabeth, w, 22 Feb 1950, 85

A46. William HOLLAND,
Wardles Farm, Biddulph Moor,
15 May 1941, 85
Lettice, w, **** [will have to check again]

A47. Paul, h/o Edna BROOKS,
Of Trent Cottage, Biddulph Moor,
6 Nov 1908, 53
Sarah Jane, d, 13 April 1883, 2yrs & 8 months
Elizabeth & Harriet Ann their children,
Died in infancy

A48. Richard BAILEY,
Of Naylor Bank, Biddulph Moor,
24 March 1917, 89
Hannah, w, 23 Sep 1882, 28

A49. John, h/o Jane Elizabeth BROWN,
Of Out Wood Gate Farm, Biddulph Moor,
8 April 1908, 49
Jane Elizabeth, 1 March 1933,, 67
William & Emma, their children,
Who died in infancy

A50. Herbert BIDDULPH,
Of Naylor Bank, 13 Feb 1898, 36

A51. Clement BAILEY of High Bent,
16 Feb 1873, 78
Jane, w, 1 Jan 1849, 44, and was
Interred at Horton Church, January 5th
John Richard, s/o Richard & Mary BAILEY,
23 April 1880, 2yrs & 7 months
Richard, the above, 27 April 1891, 44

A52. Thomas, s/o Clement & Jane BAILEY,
Of this parish, 24 June 1865, 20
Matthew, s, 5 Nov 1868, 43

A53. Vernon BAILEY,
5 May 1830 - 13 Feb 1884
Matilda, w/o Vernon,
18 April 1831 - 7 May 1885
John, s, 15 Aug 1868 - 6 Feb 1871
Joseph, s, 1 July 1870 - 27 March 1878

A54. Thomas BAILEY,
Of High Bent, Biddulph Moor,
8 March 1883, 84
and was interred at Christchurch,
Biddulph Moor, 13 March
Martha, w, 18 Aug 1897, 91

A55. Thomas, s/o David & Sarah BAILEY,
4 Dec 18**, 17 [** looks like] (62)
Sarah, d, 14 Dec 1871, 34

A56. William PLANT,
Of New Road, Biddulph Moor,
12 April 1929, 73
Harriet, w, 3 Oct 1919, 63
Jane Ann, d, died in her 2nd year

A57. William BIDDULPH,
29 Jan 1874, 42
Mary ONIONS of Brindley Ford,
Biddulph, 16 March 1878, 41 and
was interred at Christchurch, Biddulph Moor,
March 19th
Eliza Ellen, w/o William KNIGHT,
9 Feb 1935, 69
William KNIGHT, 31 Jan 1940, 78

A58. Capt, William BAILEY R.A.
Of Hazel Grove Biddulph Moor,
For 48 years, Lay Reader in this parish,
8 June 1996, 75


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 20th March 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. Clement BAILEY,
Late of High Bent, 16 Feb 1878, 78
Jane, w, 1 Jan 1849, 44 and was interred at Horton Church 5 Jan
John, s/o Richard & Mary BAILEY, 23 April 1880, 2yrs & 7 months
Richard, above, 27 April 1891, 44

B2. Samuel BAILEY,
Of High Bent, 9 June 1888, 59
Hannah, w, 9 Jan 1864, 33

B3. Walter MELLOR, 13 June 1942, 70
Mary Margaret, eldest d, 12 Oct 1990, 86

B4. Hezekiah, h/o Emma MELLOR,
New Street, Biddulph Moor, 13 August 1912, 65

B5. Charles, h/o Sarah Ellen GIBSON,
Leonards Arm, Hot Lane, Biddulph Moor,
1 Dec 1968, 54
Sarah Ellen, 29 July 1994, 80

B6. Hetty, w/o Charles J. GIBSON,
Old Black Bull Farm, Brindley Ford,
26 Oct 1974, 78
Janet Helena, their granddaughter & d/o
Millicent & Patrick OSBORN, 24 Jan 1964, 10

B7. Arthur Rex Brown GIBSON, 13 Sept 1980, 66
Sarah Brown, w, 10 Oct 1915 - 30 may 1995

B8. Harry KENDALL, 17 Oct 1984, 58

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