Some Memorial Inscriptions - Hilderstone, Staffordshire
Christ Church's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 31st December 2006

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th November 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. James CLEWS,
of The Ox Leasows,
7 July 1861, 71
Elizabeth, w,
Of The Ox-Leasows,
23 Aug 1865, 67

A2. Mary Elizabeth, eldest d/o
Late W.W. LEEDHAM,
5 Jan 1891, 40

A3. Thomas WOOLRICH,
Of Hilderstone 16 Sept 1871, 66
Ann, w, 15 Oct 1890, 74
Jane WOOLRICH,
d/o Thomas & Ann WOOLRICH,
Of Hilderstone 17 Aug 1847 - 13 May 1910
Alice Mary, d, 1 June 1850, 2 Jan 1890
Ann, d, of Hilderstone, 5 August 1849, 4yrs
[Ed: Ann, d, added by Alf 31 Dec 2006]

A4. William PILSBURY,
Of Hilderstone, formerly of
Sandy Lees, 28 May 1874, 87

A5. Elizabeth, w/o William PILSBURY,
Of Sandelees, parish of Sandon,
10 May 1857, 47

A6. Mary BARNES,
Born at Newcastle, 11 May 1827
Died at Hilderstone, 12 Feb 1909

A7. Arthur BOWYER,
Late of Cotwalton, 22 Mar 1842, 70
Alice, w, 2 April 1859, 83

A8. Ellen, w/o William CHEADLE,
Of Hilderstone, 17 Dec 1900, 54
William, h, 8 Nov 1919, 85

A9. Mary MARE,
Of Hilderstone, 31 Dec 1839, 63
Richard, h, 2 Oct 1840, 84

A10. William MOUNTFORD,
Of Hilderstone, 29 Oct 1857, 57
Ann, w, 26 Feb 1875, 68

A11. William PARKER,
Of Hilderstone, 30 July 1848, 77
Alice, w, 16 Jan 1845, 70
Jabez PARKER, 11 June 1843, 31

Also Contributed
William PARKER of Hilderstone,
30 July 1848, 77
Alice, w, 16 Jan 1843, 70
[Alf Beard: 31 Dec 2006]

A12. George WOOD,
Of Hilderstone, 20 March 1847, 63
Abigail, w, 15 Nov 1853, 67

A13. Ann, w/o John GOODWIN,
Of Moddershall, 8 March 1849, 64
John GOODWIN, h, 24, Oct 1865, 79

A14. Charles JENKINSON,
Of Hilderstone, 26 Dec 1853, 72

A15. Albert, h/o Mary Elizabeth COOPER,
Of Lower Farm, Hilderstone, 17 June 1917, 39
Mary Elizabeth, the above, of Filly Brook Farm,
Stone, 4 Aug 1945, 65

A16. Prudence, w/o William FOWELL,
Of Hilderston[e], 7 Nov 1857, 61

A17. John BARKER,
Of Hilderstone, 15 March 1858, 74
Dorothy, w, 10 Nov 1860, 77

Also Contributed
John BARKER of Hilderstone
15 March 1858, 74
Dorothy, w, 10 Nov 1860, 71
[Alf Beard: 31 Dec 2006]

A18. Joseph BOOTH,
Of Spot-Grange, 18 Jan 1851, 52
Ann, w, 8 April 1851, 47

A19. Robert HEATH,
Of Hilderstone, 2 April 1871, 15
Ephraim, brother, 27 April 1873, 20
Ephraim, father, 26 March 1880, 70


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Vicki Backhouse, 16th January 2005. Vicki's website featuring her Backhouse & Armishaw Family may also be of interest for anyone researching in the Caverswall, Dilhorne, Cheadle, Longton, Stoke on Trent and Stone areas.
B1. Large Tomb near entrance
William BOWERS of Hilderstone,
who died February 4th 1863 aged 80
Also his wife Mary died
February 2nd 1870 aged 76

Also Contributed
William BOWERS,
Of Hilderstone, 4 Feb 1863, 80
Mary, w, 2 Feb 1870, 76
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

B2. Mary Daughter of Henry & Sarah BOWERS,
died April 14th 1866 aged 9 months
Also Beatrice Jane daughter,
died April 27th 1871 aged 8 months
Henry their son,
August 12th 1873 aged 9 months

Also Contributed
Mary, d/o Henry & Sarah BOWERS
Of Hilderstone, 14 August 1866, 9 months
Beatrice Jane, d, 27 Feb 1871, 8 months
Henry, s, 12 August 1873, 9 months
[Alf Beard: 31 Dec 2006]

B3. Henry BOWERS of Hilderstone,
died June 20th 1977 aged 41
Wife Sarah, December 24th 1902 aged 62

B4. Samuel BOWERS of Hilderstone,
died April 24th 1874 aged 79
Wife Mary Ann died March 7th 1875 aged 71

B5. William BOWERS of Hilderstone,
Born August 21st 1862 died June 29th 1890

B6. Henry BOWERS of Hilderstone,
died May 10th 1856 aged 60
Hannah his wife died February 28th 1876,
aged 66

Also Contributed
Henry BOWERS,
Of Hilderstone, 10 May 1856, 60
Hannah, w, 23 Feb 1876, 66
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

B7. William BOWERS of Hilderstone,
Born March 25th 1850 died February 23rd 1912
Jane BOWERS wife,
died April 3rd 1925 aged 71

B8. William Henry BOWERS,
died May 17th 1958 aged 83
Husband of Emily Key BOWERS,
died June 7th 1965 aged 90,
Of Oulton Cross, Stone


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 31st December 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
C1. Thomas HOLDCROFT, h/o Mary Martha Shelly
Bird-in-Hand, 23 July 1919, 61
Mary Martha, w, 24 Oct 1926, 72
Thomas HOLDCROFT, h/o Mary Shelley
Of the Bird-in-Hand, 3 July 1954, 67
Mary, w, 2 March 1972, 79

C2. Louisa, w/o Frederick HARPER of Hilderstone
15 March 1908, 75
Frederick, 30 March 1926, 86

C3. Alice, w/o William SHELLEY, 28 May 1950, 62
William SHELLEY, h, 16 Feb 1956, 65

C4. Aaron COLCLOUGH, West View, Hilderstone
23 Jan 1899, 66
Sarah, 2nd w/o Aaron of Hilderstone
26 Sept 1910

C5. Hannah, w/o Thomas B. TUNNICLIFFE
14 June 1917
Thomas Blakeman TUNNICLIFFE
21 August 1856 - 10 Jan 1939, 82

C6. Ethel, w/o Wilfred J. STUBBS, 11 Jan 1965, 81
Wilfred John, 17 Sept 1965, 80

C7. The Rev'd T BARNS, M.A
31 [years?] Vicar of this parish who died on
St Andrews Eve, 1925, 70

C8. Thomas Henry CHEADLE of Sharpley Heath, Hilderstone
29 August 1939, 60
Ethel Annie CHEADLE, 12 April 1942, 65

C9. Arthur, h/o Vera CHEADLE, 2 June 1961, 44

C10. Samuel ALLEN, 21 August 1900 - 2 Feb 1968
Adelaide Webster ALLEN, 20 Oct 1900 - 19 Sept 1988

C11. Cecil MURBY, 7 Sept 1970, 66
Elizabeth, w, 16 April 1971, 64

C12. Sarah Ann COCKSHOTT, 16-7-82
William John, h, 18 Dec 1983, 76

C13. David, h/o Helena TAYLOR of the Home Farm
Cotwalton, 24 Dec 1945, 58
Helena, 15 July 1970, 81

C14. Edward TAYLOR, 21 March 1999, 82

C15. John Henry BOWYER
Yew Tree House, Hilderstone, 13 May 1927, 53

C16. Lydia, w/o William WALKER
The Horse Shoe Inn, Hilderstone
28 June 1885 - 1 May 1926

C17. May, w/o James BRADBURY of "Rushslade",
Hilderstone, 15 May 1931, 51
James William, above, 7 Dec 1961, 67

C18. Henry KIRKLAND
Of Oak House Day, Hilderstone, 2 Dec 1925, 90
Rhoda, w, 5 June 1942, 87
Clarice only daughter and devoted wife of
Edward SHAW, 24 Nov 1957, 62

C19. Daisy Beatrice COLE, 7 Sept 1983, 76

C20. Mary Ann, w/o William LYMER
Of Stone Heath, Hilderstone, 13 June 1896, 64
William, above, 5 May 1899, 72

C21. Jane, w/o George MEDDINGS
Of Hilderstone, 11 March 1889, 63
George, above, 8 Sept 1922, 80
Jane, d, 3 Nov 1922, 50

C22. John WOODWARD of Hilderstone
12 June 1866, 81
Sarah, w, 12 Sept 1866, 81

C23. George Albert DALTON, of Hilderstone, 24 Dec 1914
Kitty, w, 13 Jan 1953, 87

C24. Robert GREGORY of Hilderstone, 19 Jan 1836, 75
Mary, w, 17 Nov 1845, 87

C25. Jane, w/o George ALLEN
Of Hilderstone, 11 May 1858, 56

C26. William PIBBURY, of Hilderstone
Formerly of Sandylees, 28 May 1874, 87

C27. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas HEWITT of Lane End
30 Dec 1837, 43

C28. Thomas Cook HEATH
Of Hilderstone, 13 April 1896, 89
Edith, w, 8 June 1895, 71

C29. Fanny, w/o Robert POINTON
Of New Buildings, 21 July 1891, 47
Robert, above, of Aston Lodge, Stone
25 Feb 1916, 79

C30. Robert SPENCER late of Coton-Hayes
23 May 1869, 64
Elizabeth, w, 28 May 1852, 46
Robert, s, died in infancy

C31. George GLOWER, 12 Dec 1898, 65
Interred at Kingsbury, Warwickshire
Sarah, w, 25 Feb 1921 at Hardwicke Farm, Sandon, age 87
Daisy, granddaughter of above, who died at The Hall Farm,
Hilderstone, 20 Sept 1916, age 19

C32. Ernest, h/o Evelyn BOULTON
Mill Farm, Hilderstone, 19 Jan 1923, 27

C33. William HARPER of Hilderstone, 18 Jan 1912, 69

C34. Robert HOLMES of Peakshill Farm, Hilderstone
30 July 1908, 72
Hannah, w, 15 Jan 1929, 81

C35. Elizabeth, w/o Joseph A ARONRICKS
Of Garshall Green, 23 Nov 1859, 59

C36. Sarah, w/o John MILNER of Hilderstone
24 Dec 1887, 70
John MILNER, 22 Feb 1903, 74
Thomas WARRILOW, 24 August 1865, 22

C37. Thomas RATCLIFFE of Garshall Green
26 April 1859, 95
Ann, w, 14 July 1840, 74
Ann, d, 29 Sept 1847, 47

C38. Thomas RATCLIFFE of Garshall Green
19 Dec 1879, 81
Mary, w, 11 May 1881, 79

C39. Joseph James HILL, late of Gailey
27 Nov 1906, 50

C40. William LYMER, late of Stone Heath
24 Feb 1876, 75
Sarah, w, 23 Sept 1852, 46

C41. James, s/o Thomas & Ann PORTER
Of Hilderstone, 21 August 1882, 19

C42. John BENTLEY
Late of Hilderstone, 26 June 1831, 68
Sarah, w, 16 Dec 1834, 68

C43. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas MUSSON
Of Hilderstone, 7 March 1866, 53
Thomas, above, 9 Jan 1883, 79

C44. Ann, w/o Henry CHEADLE of Hilderstone
25 March 1883, 64

C45. John SHELLEY of Sharpley Heath
24 Oct 1846, 61
Ellen, w, 22 Oct 1864, 78
Ann, only daughter 25 Nov 1845, 20

C46. William KEEN, 27 June 1855, 82
Mary, w, 15 Jan 1848, 72

C47. Martha, w/o William TUNNICLIFF
26 August 1846, 58
William, of Hilderstone, 20 Oct 1848, 66

C48. William TUNNICLIFF, 29 Jan 1870, 52
Mary, w, of Hilderstone, 26 Feb 1849, 32
Martha, d, 15 March 1849, 18 days old

C49. Lydia, w/o William TUNNICLIFFE
30 Jan 1906, 75
Annie Smith TUNNICLIFFE, 20 Oct 1932, 73

C50. William TUNNICLIFFE of Hilderstone
2 July 1883, 34
Eli TUNNICLIFFE, 2 Sept 1897, 31

C51. Louisa, infant d/o James & Sarah HAZELHURST
Of Hilderstone, 27 August 1841, 6 months
James, above, 13 May 1866, 72

C52. Joseph BRIDGETT of Spot Acres
27 April ( look like 1867), 52
Anne, d, ****, 1871, 7* [stone weather worn]
Catherine, d, 21 April 1854, 21

C53. Eli, s/o George & Susanna BOWERS
9 March 1841, 17

C54. John HOUGH of Hilderstone, 2 Feb 1871, 67
Ellen, w, 12 Jan 1895, 89

C55. Charles GILL of Hilderstone, 16 Sept 1871, 51

C56. Ann COPE of Hilderstone, 9 Dec 1900, 48
Mary, her sister, 2 March 1937, 76

C57. George WALTERS of Hilderstone
6 Sept 1894, 83
Susannah, w, 7 Nov 1882, 71

C58. William SHAW, 2 Oct 1891, 89
Sarah, d, 4 Nov 1890, 48

C59. Joseph YATES of Hilderstone
Late of Grindley, 17 June 1867, 78
Frances, w, 12 March 1865, 84

C60. Prudence, d/o Benjaman & Mary KNIGHT
12 Jan 1863, 18
Myra, her sister, 5 May 1863, 22
Also Benjaminy, s, 11 March 1871, 35
[Auth: Ye old stone mason had another bad day at
spelling: "Benjamin" was originally spelt as
Bencaman, then Benjaman and the son Benjaminy]


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