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

Latest Additions New 16th July 2010

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 9th July 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Emma COOK, w/o James PATTYSON,
24 August 79, 61

A2. James PATTYSON of Gayton, 14 July 1902, 81
Alice E, d, 6 March 1982, 22

A3. James John STEELE, Rose Cottage,
Gayton 29 June 1914, 61
Sarah, w, 12 Feb 1948, 93

A4. Florence SMITH formerly UPTON,
17 Dec 1954, 75
She was the widow of Capt Charles Dutton,
South Staffs Regt

A5. Charles UPTON, 29 July 1925, 72
Ann, w, 4 March 1927, 76
Alice, d, 2 March 1900, 18

A6. Alice, w/o William UPTON of Green Farm,
Gayton, 30 Sept 1926, 31
William, 24 October 1964, 73

A7. Frederick William HAWKINSON, of Brookside,
Gayton h/o Ellen 14 March 1927, 61
Ellen, above, 24 March 1942, 75

A8. Frederick SHERRATT 24 March 1949, 57

A9. Josiah SHERRATT, of Parkside,
Gayton, 6 Nov 1912, 76
Mary, w, 2 August 1936, 84

A10. Gladys Mary Knight SHERRATT
Married to the throne of God 16 May 1919,
2yrs & 2 months

A11. William SNELSON 19 Dec 1914, 80
Ann, w, 2 May 1920, 83

A12. Sarah, w/o William PEACE,
of Hartley Green, 17 Oct 1900, 59

A13. Joseph, h/o Leah CHILTON, Kents Farm,
Gayton, 5 Sept 1936, 69

A14. Alice BAIN late Woodside, Greatwood Heath,
Croxton, 17 Dec 1945, 70

A15. Leah CHILTON, 9 April 1952, 76

A16. Sarah Catherine WILLCOCK 25 Sept 1891, 29
Henry, father of above, 5 Jan 1897, 72

A17. Henry BENTLEY 18 July 1853 - 29 Jan 1933

A18. Joseph SHAW of Armitage,
late of Gayton, 3 Jan 1883, 57

A19. Mary Jane PARKES 15 Oct 1953, 64

A20. Henry MATHER, of Hartley Green, 4 March 1818, 72
Sarah, w, 13 Jan 1836, 77
Joseph, Rebecca, Francis died in infancy

A21. Louisa BAKEWELL, w/o George James,
of Wetmore House
This parish, 11 Jan 1858, 40

A22. John DAWSON of Gayton & Elizabeth his wife
He, 24 Dec 1816, 77
She, 25 Oct 1818, 79
George, s, 2 July 1816, 59

A23. John DAWSON, 24 July 1772, 72
Elizabeth, w, 17 Jan 1763, 43
Edward, s, 20 Sept 1764, 8yrs
John DAWSON, 18 May 1781, [age had been obliterated]

A24. Three children of Edward TOMPSON, Gent and Frances
Edward, 16 Dec 1783, 2 yrs
Frances, 2 March 1787, 10 months
John, 5 Oct 1788, 7 yrs

A25. Roger TOMPSON, Gent, 16 Nov 1787, 69, h/o Ann
Two daughters
Mary, infant 16 April 1745
Elizabeth, 12 May 1763, 29

A26. Edward ARTHURS of Gayton, 26 Jan 1828, 49
Mary, w, 9 Feb 1866, 88
Five children
Elizabeth, 21 Oct 1805, 2yrs
Martha, 15 May 1818, 9yrs
Prudence, 10 April 1808, 5yrs
John 14 April 1827, 14
Henry, 5 Sept 1832, 13

A27. Mary, d/o Edward & Mary ARTHURS,
of Gayton, 25 Dec 1860, 58

A28. Edward FOX, 21 March 1794, 62
Mary, w, 6 May 1796, 75
Sarah, eldest daughter, 12 July 1806, 27
Edward FOX of Hartley Green, 4 May 1774, 79
Humphrey FOX, 20 August 1761, 38
John, s, 22 Sept 1801, 9yrs
Charles, s, 27 March 1802, 16

A29. William MEESON 31 Dec 1816, 73
Ann, w, 22 April 1817, 61
Four children
Ann 17 May 1782, infant
Anne 17 Feb 1793, infant
John, 24 Dec 1814, 22
William, 3 Jan 1815, 32

A30. Ellen, w/o John HARVEY, 22 Jan 1789, 28

A31. Here interred 15 Jan 1785,
bodies of John & Robert HARVEY
Sons of John & Ellen
John 2yrs & Robert 3 months

A32. John THOMPSON, of Gayton 17 August 1774, 42

A33. Eady, w/o Robert TOMPSON, of Gayton 17 May 1786, 91
Robert, above, of Gayton, 31 Dec 1767, 85
Elizabeth, w/o William HARVEY, of Stafford 9 Jan 1814, 96
Thomas, s/o William & Elizabeth HARVEY, 12 May 1818, 73

A34. Sarah, w/o Thomas WALKER 3 July 1801, 39 of Lane End

A35. Hugh MELLOR 30 March 1809, 57
Mary, w, 27 June 1819, 61
Thomas, Ann, Robert, Clare, Richard & George,
their children died in infancy

A36. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas WALKER 14 July 1822, 53
Thomas, above, 19 Jan 1835, 63

A37. John, s/o Edward & Mary WILLCOCK,
of the place, 13 Nov 1859, 29

A38. William MILLINGTON, of Hartley Green,
23 Nov 1824, 67

A39. James MUIR, of Kilmarnock Ayrshire, 22 Dec 1839, 37
Elizabeth, w, 4 Sept 1858, 65

A40. Richard, s/o Joseph & Lydia SHAW,
31 May 1857, 22

A41. Joseph VIRTUE 23 Feb 1837, 68
Thomas, s, 29 Oct 1825, 34

A42. Henry SHERRATT, Game Keeper,
Chartley, 2 Nov 1874, 82
Elizabeth, w, 18 Sept 1859, 63

A43. Frank Albert, s/o Hugh Meller & Edith BRADFORD,
12 Oct 1869, 11 months

A44. Mary SHERRETT 23 April 1850, 71

A45. Edith & John BRADFORD of Oulton,
d/o Hugh & Mary MELLER
Of Gayton, 3 Jan 1860, 69

A46. Elizabeth, d/o Hugh & Mary MELLER,
of Gayton, 6 Nov 1863, 78

A47. Sarah, d/o Hugh & Mary MELLER,
of Gayton, 11 Dec 1869, 77

A48. Thomas FREAKLEY, of Gayton, 20 Nov 1875, 90
Frances, w, of Gayton, 28 Jan 1871, 74

A49. Hugh Meller BRADFORD M.I.C.E.
of Llindrindod Wells Radnorshire,
Divisional Engineer to the
London & North Western Railway
Coy for 25yrs
Died at Weymouth 16 Nov 1886,
interred here 19 Nov 1886

A50. Sarah MEAKIN, formerly of Eccleshaw, 13 Dec 1887, 85

A51. Thomas Henry, s/o Henry & Rachell WILLCOCK,
24 Dec 1863, 6 months

A52. William KENT, of Gayton, 4 Oct 1895, 83
Betsy, w, 19 Dec 1895, 85
Elizabeth, d, 18 May 1869, 19
William, h/o Rose Anna KENT,
19 Friar Street, Stafford, 9 March 1938, 88
Rose Ann, w, 31 August 1940, 91

A53. Ann, w/o Ambrose REDFERN, 5 Feb 1857, 76

A54. Elizabeth, w/o Edward MORRIS,
of Fradswell, 1 Feb 1834 - 2 June 1891

A55. Edward MORRIS, 17 Dec 1833 - 25 Feb 1896

A56. Eliza, w/o Charles STANLEY, of Gayton,
24 Jan 1886, 51
Charles, 1 Oct 1886, 55

A57. Mary BESTWICK 1 May 1803, [looks like] (95)
William BESTWICK, 23 July 1821, 73

A58. Mary, w/o William MORRIS, 11 Nov 1812, 62

A59. William BUTLER, 17 June 1958, 89
Sarah, w, 2 Oct 1952, 80

A60. Isaac FRADLEY, of Gayton, 17 Oct 1883, 64
Mary, w, 16 August 1898, 75
William, s, died in infancy

A61. Thomas WHITEBROOK, 2 July 1849, 89
Sarah AUSTIN, 13 Feb 1851, 17
William AUSTIN, 6 July 1852, 30
Mary Ann AUSTIN, 28 August 1855, 27
Mary, mother of above Sarah, William, & Mary,
died 26 Sept 1858, 64
Esther AUSTIN, 13 Sept 1859, 36

A62. Triple grave
William HIDES, M.A.   (1)
40 years esteemed Vicar of the parish of
Gayton & Stone. 18 Jan 1884, 69

Maria Lucy, w, 16 May 1895, 84   (2)

Elizabeth HOLMES, elder d/o Charles & Ann HOLMES of Derby   (3)
only sister of Maria Lucy HIDES interred 9 Feb 1888, 80

A63. William PASTTYSON, of The Dog & Partridge Inn,
of Gayton 16 May 1886, 56

A64. George Bash, s/o James & Elizabeth Alice GADSLEY,
Of Gayton, 1 July 1887 - 22 Dec 1909

A65. Charles Joseph HUGHES,
of Gayton, 18 Feb 1909, 73
Annie, w, 9 Feb 1909, 84

A66. Annie HUGHES, 31 March 1876 - 21 Oct 1953,
d/o Charles Joseph & Annie of Gayton

A67. William HALDEN of Gayton 4 July 1856, 77
Elizabeth, w, of Gayton, 16 Oct 1847, 70

A68. Maria HALDEN of Gayton, 31 August 1866, 79


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 16th July 2010.
B1. To / the Memory of /
Thomas KENDRICK /
who died Oct 19th 1776 / Aged 81.
To / the Memory of / Elizabeth /
wife of Thomas KENDRICK /
She died Jan 26 1793 / Aged 95.
To the memory of /
Thomas son of /
Thomas and Elizabeth KENDRICK /
He died July 10th 1780.

Also Contributed
Thomas KENDRICK 19 Oct 1776, 81
Elizabeth, w, 26 Jan 1795, 95
Thomas, s, 10 July 1780, 57

B2. To / the Memory / of / John KENDRICK
He died March 10th 1812 / Aged 86
To / the Memory of /
Mary Wife of / John KENDRICK
She died Sep 23 1785 / Aged 52.
Near this place lie the Remains of /
William KENDRICK /
Son of John and Mary KENDRICK /
who died June 20 1799 / Aged 28.

Also Contributed
John KENDRICK, 10 March 1812, 86
Mary, w, 25 Sept 1785, 52
William, s, 25 June 1799, 28
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

B3. To the Memory of /
John KENDRICK /
who departed this Life /
November 13th 1809 / Aged 41 Years
Here lies an honest inoffensive Friend
Happy in mind and peaceful in his end
Sincere in word and in his dealings just
To his Friends faithful ………… Trust

Also Contributed
John KENDRICK, 13 Nov 1809, 41
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

B4. Sacred / to the Memory of /
Edward KENDRICK /
Who died March 10* 1817 /
Aged 45
Also / to the Memory of /
Thomas KENDRICK /
who died Dec 7th 1818 / Aged 49.
[Auth: His probate records also say he died 10th March,
but his burial was recorded as 4th April]


Also Contributed
Edward KENDRICK 10 March 1817, 45
Thomas KENDRICK, 7 Dec 1818, 49
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

B5. Sacred / to the Memory of /
Ann the Wife of / Richard WILLCOCK /
who died Dec 31st 1811 / Aged 40 years
[Auth: Ann's maiden name was KENDRICK]

B6. Sacred / to the Memory of /
Mary the Daughter of /
Richard and Ann / WILLCOCK /
who died Jany. 12th 1812 / Aged 19 Years
Such is the uncertainty of human life
Near as the ………………… been a wife
Death ………………s and the banns forbid
…………………………… of …… bridal bed

B7. In / Affectionate Remembrance of /
Richard WILLCOCK / of Gayton /
who died January 21st /
1874 / Aged 73 years

Also Contributed
Richard WILLCOCK, of Gayton,
31 Jan 1874, 73
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

B8. [Adjacent identical stone]
In Affectionate Remembrance of /
Ann Wife of / Richard WILLCOCK / of Gayton
who died October 17th / 1874 / Aged 93 Years
Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord.

Also Contributed
Ann, w/o Richard WILLCOCK,
17 Oct 1874, 93
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

B9. To the Memory of / Edward KENDRICK /
Grandson of William & Mary KENDRICK /
Who died March 25th 1912 / Aged 93 Years.
Also of Mary Ann his wife /
Who died January 6th 1910 / Aged 88 Years.

B10. In Memory of / Ellen / wife of John THOMAS /
Who departed this life Nov 29 1764 / Aged 69
Also of John THOMAS / who died May the 4 1765 Aged 70
This World[s a City full of] Crooked Streets
[Death is the] M[arket place where all must] Meet
[If Life] was Merchandise that Men could Buy
The Rich alone would Live the Poor must Die
[Auth: Their son Timothy married Elizabeth KENDRICK of Sandon]

Also Contributed
Ellen, w/o John THOMAS, 29 Nov 1764, 69
John, 4 May 1765, 76
[Alf Beard: 9 Jul 2006]

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