Some Memorial Inscriptions - Castle Church, Staffordshire
St Mary's Churchyard and War Graves

Latest Additions New 1st June 2009 [collected 3 Jul 2008]
War Graves

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st October 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Emma WELTON, 1 Dec 1925, 65
Alfred, s, who died in Salonica,
24 Nov 1917, 23
William WELTON, 31 Oct 1940, 85

A2. Jane WILLIAMS, 19 Jan 1913, 66
Charles, h, 3 Jan 1943, 88

A3. Bernard George GRATTIDGE (Bernie)
22 Jan 1917, after 21 months active service, 30

A4. Percival Charles SPROSTON,
Who died at Fargo Military Hospital,
Salisbury Plain, 18 Jan 1917, 35
Marian Lucy SPROSTON, 17 Feb 1917, 42

A5. Reginald William, s/o
William H. & Margaret PERKINS 23 Sept 1907, 27
Margaret Elizabeth, above, 3 Jan 1936, 51

A6. Thomas DYKE, 7 Feb 1907, 67
Mary Ann, mother, 18 Dec 1919, 78
William, his son, 4 Feb 1916, 39

A7. Hannah, widow of the late William SMITH,
30 Sept 1902, 94
Elizabeth, d, & w/o John WILKES, 19 April 1904, 60
John, above, 31 Dec 1906, 79

A8. Joseph Francis BETTS, 29 March 1905, 26
Pte Henry COLLIER, s/o late James COLLIER,
"A Coy", 5th Batt, Cameron Highlanders KiA in Belgium,
14 Dec 1915, 36. Interred near Ypres

A9. Elizer, w/o John GRIFFITHS,
Of Stafford, 15 May 1881, 39
Elizabeth, his 2nd w. 19 July 1905, 62
John, above, 21 Nov 1924, 83

A10. George DEAN, his wife Annie Louisa,
& their eldest son Frederick George.
also his mother Flora & his 2nd wife Harriett Maria,
all of whom rest in this churchyard
George DEAN, 17 March 1912
Annie Louisa DEAN, 21 March 1905
Frederick George DEAN, 24 June 1905
Flora DEAN, 27 August 1914
Harriett Maria DEAN, 30 Jan 1927

A11. Charles James MOORE, of Cannes, 1855 - 1926
Margaret Millicent, w/o Eugene MOORE, 1879 - 1956
Eugene Charles MOORE, 1875 - 1965

A12. William Wallace COPLAND,
M.V.O., M.I.C.F., F.R.M.S,
Of Gibraltar, 9 June 1922, 69
Caroline Sarah, widow of Rev'd Frederick HASTINGS,
Formerly widow of William Wallace COPLAND,
3 Sept 1948, 80
Captain, Reginald Wallace COPLAND,
3/1st Gurkha Rifles, Killed in Action near
Fort Sandeman, North West Province of India,
16 July 1919

A13. Thomas BOSTOCK, 13 August 1836 - 20 Nov 1908

A14. William WESTWOOD,
Late Agent for the Great Northern Railway, Stafford,
Who was interred 29 March 1889, 30

A15. Herbert, s/o Thomas & Frances HUMPHREYS,
Of Newtown, 16 Oct 1871, 1yr & 7 months

A16. Albert, s/o William & Elizabeth KELSALL,
Of Castletown, Stafford, 16 Jan 1888, 25
Phoebe Matilda, d, 12 July 1879, 13
Elizabeth, their mother, 5 March 1890, 60
William, above, 10 April 1892, 63
Thomas, s, 1897, 21

A17. Elizabeth, w/o William SMITH,
Of Brunswick Terrace, Stafford,
1 Jan 1876, 62
William, above, 21 March 1901, 89

A18. Thomas PEGG,
Born at Uttoxeter Heath.
Sgt Major 1 Batt Leicester Regt, 17th Foot,
Afterwards Kings Own Stafford Militia,
Finally for 21 years Sgt Instructor, Stafford Rifle Volunteers,
25 June 1886, 62
An upright man, an exemplary soldier. Served his country
In the Crimean Campaign and subsequently in Canada
Emma, w, 29 August 1876, **

A19. John SHELDON,
Of Castle Villas, Stafford, 4 May 1872, 68
Mary, w, 13 Dec 1922, 85

A20. Harriet, w/o Charles RHODES,
Of Castle Town, Stafford, 11 July 1873, 39

A21. Charlotte, w/o John HAWKINS,
16 Nov 1872, after a brief illness, 53

A22. Albert Joseph, 20 April 1873, 10 months
Alfred Edward, 24 June 1882, 3yrs & 6 months
Sons of Charles & Emma KENT
of 88 Wolverhampton Road, Stafford

A23. Lydia, w/o Walter MARSON,
Of Stafford, 3 Nov 1892, 46
Walter, above who died at
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 9 July 1905, 62
Kathleen Emily, child of William E. & Mary E. SHELDON,
And grand child of above, 10 Sept 1905, 10 days

A24. John HOLLIS,
Of Forebridge, 24 Jan 1840, 73
Mary, w, 9 July 1852, 82

A25. Triple Plot

Grave One
Jane, w/o William A. THOMPSON,
Talbot Road, Stafford, died after a brief illness, 17 Oct 1880
Elizabeth, w/o Frederick V. THOMPSON, 9 Nov 1886
Frederick V. above, 31 July 1922, 70

Grave Two
Fanny Emma, 3rd d/o H**ley & Jane THOMPSON,
Of Park Street, Stafford, 1 Feb 1877,
Jane, 2nd d, whom is interred at Plymouth,
Fanny Jane THOMPSON, eldest d/o F & E. THOMPSON,
24 Dec 1949, **

Grave Three
Frederick James HUGHES, 15 Oct 1962, 63
Elizabeth Louise HUGHES, 28 June 1970, 86

A26. Mary, w/o Peter FERNYHOUGH,
17 Nov 1854, 84
Peter, above, 15 Sept 1865, 77
And was interred at Wednesfield Heath,
Robert Peter LEAD, grandson, 19 May 1847, 18 months

A27. Jane, d/o Bernard Haitley GREEN,
Of Manchester, Esq, who died at
Stafford after a short illnefs, 29 Sept 1842, 35

A28. John, s/o George & Eliza HANDLEY,
Of Rickerscote, 20 Aug 1849, 6yrs
Thomas, s, 22 August 1849, 3yrs & 10 months
Mary, d, 31 August 1849, 2 days

A29. George ELSON,
Of Stafford, 14 May 1880, 38
William, only son, 2 April 1889, 20
Alice, w, 21 Feb 1916, 78
Ann SHOULER, 27 Dec 19*7, 87

A30. John, s/o William & Catherine,
2 Jan 1835, 8 months
Charlotte, d, 4 Dec 1848, 10yrs
George COOK, 27 Nov 1854, 71
Catherine, w/o William WYNNE,
27 Dec 1870, 61

A31. Samuel PAGE, 26 Jan 1841, *0 [* looks like a 8] (80)
He had been on the Militia Staff, 49 years

A32. James PINSON, 29 Jan 1809, 79
James, s, **, ****, 1812, **
[stone weather worn]

A33. Thomas BOULTON,
Late of Silkmore in this parish, 31 March 1785, 85
Elizabeth, w, 10 Nov 1785, 95
Thomas, s, 18 March 1786, 52
Mary, w/o Joseph BOULTON,
Of the Borough of Stafford, 11 March 1817, 46
Sarah, d, 13 March 1804, 5 months
William, s, 1 Nov 1811, 3yrs
Joseph, s, 25 Aug 1816, 16
Mary, d, 27 Aug 1817, 15
Joseph, above, of Milford & Holly Cottage, 31 March 1848, 73
Helen, d/o Thomas & Mary Ann BOULTON,
Of Stafford & Forebridge, 21 My 1839, 3yrs & 9 months
Thomas BOULTON,
Of Madingley Lodge, Kensington, formerly of
Forebridge Villa, Stafford, 10 April 1864, 59
John BOULTON, 27 Oct 1846, 46
Mary, only d/o John & Sarah BOULTON,
Of Hanley, 7 Oct 184*, 24
Sarah, w/o John BOULTON, 24 Jan 18**, 65

A34. The under mentioned children of
Edward & Elizabeth WETTON of Rickerscote,
Prudence, 30 Sept 1830, 20
John, 20 July 1837, 31
Sarah, 30 April 1839, 30
Eliza, 31 May 1841, 7yrs
Jane, 8 June 1844, 27


Listed below are men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their county in WW1 & WW2. Unless otherwise stated, they are individual C.W.G.
A35. 506 Sgt G.C. LEWIS, Royal Horse Artillery, 3 March 1917
A36. 1578741 Flt Sgt G. WALTON, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 15 Jan 1945, 22
A37. 58274 Sapper G. ROBOTHAM, Royal Engineers, 22 May 1921, 44
A38. 1932 Pte T. BAGNALL, North Staffs Regt, 2 Oct 1916, 39
A39. 8591 Cpl J.A. DUTTON, MM, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 10 Oct 1919
A40. 154685 Sapper F.C. HERBERT, Royal Engineers, 9 April 1919, 35
A41. 15601 Sgt R.A. STORRY, Royal Berkshire Regt, 24 Jan 1919, 37
A42. 352901 Pte F.F. FYNN, Royal Scots, 12 Oct 1917, 30
A43. H.H. ILIFFE served as 430229 Pte G.H. WILSON, 48th Bn, Canadian Inf, 8 Dec 1915
A44. 2nd Lt V.U. BLOOR, Durham Light Infantry, 25 August 1914, 19
(in memory of Guy & Ronald, his brothers killed in the war)
A45. Flt Lt B.C. BLOOR, Royal Air Force, 28 August 1941, 29
(in memory of his brothers Guy & Ronald killed in 1914-1918 war)
A46. Captain F. BENHAM, Royal Field Artillery, 23 August 1916, 30
A47. Captain, Humphrey Thomas BOSTOCK, MC, 6 North Staffs Regt,
died 8 April 1929, 36 after a long illness caused by war wounds


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 3rd July 2008. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. Ellen VANN, w, William VANN
Quartermaster Sgt, 2nd Stafford Militia
25 December 1871, 28

B2. James Henry CHAPMAN born at Rugby
27 May 1845 died, 24th May 1891
Sarah, w, 25 August 1914, 75

B3. Mary BAYLEY of Rickerscote
Formerly of Coton Clanford
21 March 1865, [looks like] 57

B4. Mary, w/o William WOODHOUSE
Of Wolverhampton Street, Stafford
13 February 1876, 60
William WOODHOUSE
[Auth: the remainder of the inscription has eroded]

B5. Thomas BURGESS 24 November 1873, 53
Mary Ann, w, 15 February 1899, 72
Jane, d, 16 December 1886, 35
Interred in the Toxeth Park Cemetery, Liverpool

B6. Mary, d/o William & Mary WOODHOUSE
18 March 1851, 9yrs
Emily, d, 8 May 1855, [looks like] 6yrs
[Auth: there is another inscription
which has eroded]


B7. Humphrey WOODHOUSE 14 March 1917, 72
Lucy, w, 30 November 1923, 77

B8. Mary OWENS late of Newtown
28 August 1865, 49

B9. Harriet, w/o Edward OWENS, 3 February 1887, 65
Edward OWENS, above, 6 July 1887, 73

B10. Jane Elizabeth, w/o George ADDISON
of Forebridge & d/o John & Jane WORTHINGTON
25 June 1867, 22
George, their son

B11. Ann, w/o Edward WILLIAMS
Of Forebridge, 24 April 1873, 65

B12. [stone is damaged]
William WILLIAMS 1817 - 1872
Elizabeth, w, 1814 - 12 January 1884

B13. Prudentia WILLIAMS
Late of Forebridge, 25 April 1864, 73

B14. William WOOLLISCROFT
Late of Bradley, 16 January 1866, 25

B15. Stephen DALE of Wolverhampton Road, Stafford
4 July 1875, 53
Ann DALE, w, 4 February 1874, 59
Martha Lucy DALE 4 May 1877, 25
Rebecca STEADMAN 29 August 1875, 36

B16. Jane w/o William A THOMPSON
of Talbot Road, Stafford who died after
A brief illness on October 17th 1880
Elizabeth, w/o Frederick V. THOMPSON
9 November 1886.
Frederick V. THOMPSON, 31 July 1922, 70

B17. Frederick James HUGHES 13 October 1962, 63
Elizabeth Louise HUGHES 28 June 1970, 86

B18. [stone weather damaged]
Fanny Emma 3rd d/o Alex & Jane THOMPSON
1 February 1877, 28
Fanny Jane THOMPSON
eldest d/o F & E. THOMPSON
24 December 1949, 69

B19. Richard DEAN of Stafford, 24 June 1862, 43

B20. Edward WILLIAMS, of New Garden Street, Stafford
14 October 1874, 68
Joseph GRINDLEY who died at Forebridge
30 April 1872, 84

B21. Ann WALKER late w/o Walter WALKER
of Haughtendale, 17 August 1851, 74

B22. Ann WALKER late of Haughten Dale
29 June 1859, 23

B23. Jane Elizabeth DUGMORE 1 February 1895, 49
William John age 5yrs
Louisa age 4yrs
Lydia Mary age 22
Alice May 3yrs
Edith Ellen age 1yr
Children of the above
Joseph William DUGMORE, h/o above
20 December 1925, 84

B24. Henry George s/o George & Drusilla PATTISON
19 August 1847 - 9 February 1869
also 3 infants [no names inscribed]

B25. The beloved children of Henry & Sarah SMITH
Of St Mary's Grove, Stafford
Esther Emma SMITH 28 November 1877, 6yrs
Ebenezer George SMITH 6 December 1877, 5yrs & 8 months
Fanny Louisa SMITH 1878, 8yrs

B26. The beloved children of Henry & Sarah SMITH
of Castletown, Stafford
Albert Edwin SMITH 15 November 1876, 8 months
Edward John SMITH 7 December 1878, 2yrs & 8 months

B27. [stone weather damaged]
James HALL of Friars Terrace 9 February 1880, 56
Frances [eroded] BURGIN 20 May 1865, 78
Sarah, 6 October [looks like 1874] 80

B28. Joseph WILLIAMS of Stafford 8 July 1882, 36

B29. Thomas WARD of Forebridge 25 November 1874, 39
Frederick, s/o John & Ann WARD of Forebridge
3 April 1878, 14 months

B30. Elizabeth, w/o William HILL of Dainshill
and her infant son,
She 2 August 1815, 39
[Auth: the part of the headstone has eroded]
also William HILL [eroded] 63yrs
Mary, w/o George HILL, The Green, Forebridge
11 March 1932, [looks like 75]
George HILL, above, 13 March 1932, 75
Grandson of the above William HILL of Dainshill

B31. John, s/o George & Elizabeth HANDLEY
of Rickerscote 20 August 1849, 6yrs
Thomas HANDLEY, s, 22 August 1849, 3yrs & 10 months
Mary HANDLEY, 31 August 1849, 2days

B32. John DENT who died at Stafford, 8 March 1873, 56

B33. William PERKIN 9 December 1777, 22
Alice, w/o John PERKIN of Dainshill 14 March 1785, 66
John PERKIN of Dainshill 2 August [looks like 1794, 71]

B34. George ELSON of Stafford 14 May 1880, 38
William ELSON only son, 2 April 1889, 20
Alice, w/o above, 21 February 1916, 78
Ann SHOULER, [looks like 21 February 1903, 87]

B35. Retsea, w/o William RILEY 11 June 1851, 61

B36. John BATE of Peel Street, Stafford
9 May 1895, 38
Louisa BATE 9 December 1903, 9yrs & 11 months
Louisa, w, 2 July 1912, 49

B37. To the memory of Lt, Richard KENDERDINE
K.O.S.M., 28 January 1834, 41
Lucy, his daughter, 20 February 1843, 22
Mary, relict of the above and widow of
Captain Thomas BROWN, 17 April 1875, 82

B38. George Douglas FRITH 5 May 1891, 4 months

B39. Elizabeth Harriet the beloved w/o
Lt John KENDERINE, Royal Navy, 15 June 1835, 32

B40. Sarah, w/o Thomas BOSTOCK
of Rickerscote in this parish, 2 February 1852, 62
Thomas BOSTOCK, of Rickerscote,
[looks like 19 March 1865, 87]

B41. Phoebe Doborah MOORE 22 September 1862, 6yrs
Joseph MOORE of Wolverhampton [Road]
30 November 1867, 49
Sarah, w/o Joseph, 14 September 1872, 82
[Auth. Wolverhampton may well be Wolverhampton Street,
Wolverhampton Road, or the actual place]


B42. [stone weather damaged]
Catherine BRADLEY who died at Rickerscote
1, [eroded] 1848, 69
Thomas BRADLEY of Wolverhampton Road
13 January 1868, 85

B43. Susan WARD 24 October 1865, 67
Mary LEA, 13 April 1866, 84
Sarah CROSS, sister of the above
7 July 1866, 77

B44. John & Elizabeth TAGG late of Riseing Brook
He, 5 March 1806, 70
She, 11 November 1806, 66

B45. Mary, w/o William TAGG late of Forebridge
11 February 1831, 67
Henry, s, 13 March 1830, 25
William TAGG [looks like August 1878, 86]

B46. Elizabeth DAVIES of Forebridge 10 July 1818, 77
Sarah Ann THOMSON, sister of above, March ****, 80

B47. Sarah, w/o William WYNNE 29 April 1835, 34
William Henry WYNNE, 27 August [ no year inscribed] 6 months
George-Martin WYNNE 29 April 1837, 15
William WYNNE, for 38 years, Clerk to this parish
16 February 1866, 66

B48. [Auth: the following inscription is from a new
headstone - the original headstone is on the ground
at the base of the new one, and is damaged]

John, s/o William & Catherine, 2 January 1835, 8months
Charlotte, d, 5 December 1849, 10
George COOK, 27 November 1854, 71
Catherine w/o William WYNNE
27 December 1870, 61

B49. Sarah, w/o Francis TILL of Stafford, 6 July 1847, 83

B50. Samuel PAGE 26 February 1841, [looks like 70]
He had been on the Militia Staff, 40 years

B51. Tomb Stone
Panel One
Thomas BOULTON late of Silkmore in this parish
31 March 1785, 85
Elizabeth, w, 10 November 1785, 95
Thomas, s, 18 March 1786, 52

Panel Two
Mary, w/o Joseph BOULTON of the borough of Stafford
11 March 1817, 46
Sarah, d, 13 March 1804, 5 months
William, s, 1 November 1811, 3yrs
Joseph, s, 25 August 1816, 16
Mary, d, 27 August 1817, 15
Joseph BOULTON of Stafford & Holly Cottage
31 March 1848, 75

Panel Three [very faint]
John BOULTON of Hanley 2 October 1846, 46
Mary, only d/o John & Sarah BOULTON
of Hanley, 7 October 1849, 24
Sarah, w/o John BOULTON of Hanley
24 January 1861, 65

Panel Four
Helen, d/o Thomas & Mary Ann BOULTON
of Stafford & Forebridge, 21 May 1839, 3yrs & 9 months
Thomas BOULTON of Madingley Lodge, Kensington
Formerly of Forebridge Villa, Stafford, 10 April 1864, 59

B52. Thomas BLAKEMAN of Forebridge
24 March 1844, 56
Thomas, s/o Thomas & Isabelle BLAKEMAN, died young
Ann, d, died young
Charles, s, 10 May 1839, 26
Isabella, [looks like 8 December 1866, 80]

B53. Ann, eldest d/o
Francis & Mary SAUNDERS 12 July 1886, 49
Elizabeth RODGERS 3rd d, 11 September 1884, 44
Ellen PARRY youngest d, 4 July 1909, 58

B54. Mary, d/o Francis SAUNDERS 20 December 1879, 70
Francis, above, 16 January 1887, 70

B55. James SPILSBURY of Forebridge
17 November 1861, 78
Esther SPILSBURY 2nd w, 20 December 1858, [looks like 36]

B56. Jane w/o John BIRTLES of Stafford
9 February 1887, 37
John BIRTLES, above, 12 April 1910, 56

B57. Eliza, w/o Henry ELTON of
Forebridge House, Stafford, and
youngest d/o John & Mary NICHOLLS
of Foleshill, Warwickshire, 22 October 1871, 44

B58. Joseph HUMPHRIES 1 February 1834, 35
and was buried at Cheltenham
Hannah, w, [looks like 23 November 1883, 69]

B59. Army Death
Joseph POLLARD 29 March 1871, 56
This stone was erected by the Officers,
Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of
B Coy, 2nd Stafford Militia as a token of respect
towards their late Colour Sergeant

B60. Francis WETTON 19 November 1873, 66
Edward, s, 17 September 1878, 33
Emma, w/o Francis WETTON
20 November 1892, 74
George William YATES
23 January 1895 - 22 August 1897

B61. Elizabeth FLAMANK, w/o Robert FLAMANK Jnr
Born 23 February 1822, at Warrington
Died 17 November 1879 at Stafford, aged 35
Winifred May WITNEY, granddaughter 8 January 1942

B62. Elizabeth FAIRHEAD of Stafford, 4 June 1875, 74

B63. Mary, w/o Joseph WILLIAMS
of Newtown, Stafford, 1 June 1868, 39
Thomas, infant s/o above died 17 July aged 9 weeks
Mary, d, 2 April 1873, 16

B64. Leonard Curtis FLAMANK
24 July 1835 - 5 May 1864

B65. Mary, w/o Thomas BULL of Ash Flats
8 June 1857, 71
Charles, s, 2 March 1866, 40
Eliza, w/o Henry BOULTON
23 November 1910, 82

B66. Selina, w/o Henry SPILSBURY
of Stafford, June
[Auth: the stonemason had a bad day
at the office not sure if it is 23/28th June 1861, 28]


B67. Thomas HART 2 December 1857, 62
Sarah HART relict of above
4 September 1872, 74

B68. John MOORE of Castle Town, Stafford
13 June 1891, 60
Sarah Ann, w, 14 December 1903, 69

B69. Robert FLAMANK born at Tavistock, Devon
1 February 1796, died at The Hough, Stafford
1 November 1882, 86
Harriet. S.B. LAKIN 27 April 1833 - September 1899

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