Some Memorial Inscriptions - Horton, Staffordshire
St Michael & All Angels Churchyard & Lask Edge Methodist Church

Note: a selection of inscriptions listed below have been contributed by Derek Scragg. Derek has collected a large number of MIs from Stoke-on-Trent and surrounds, and his most up-to-date transcriptions, with maps and photographs can be found on his site of North Staffordshire Headstone Inscriptions.

Latest Additions New 28th November 2008

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 18th January 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
A1. Elsie SILLITO, 21 Sept 1983, 76
James SILLITO, 21 June 1997, 91

A2. Muriel Ann DAVENPORT,
24 May 1981, 56
James Arthur, h,
14 June 1992, 69

A3. Leslie Kirkham DAVENPORT,
2 Sept 1980, 46

A4. Charles Boden DAVENPORT,
30 Sept 1987, 68

A5. Joseph MALKIN,
of Hollins Farm, Horton,
17 March 1936, 75
Sarah Jane, 7 Dec 1927, 43

A6. James DAVENPORT, of Brown Edge,
10 July 1956, 56
Florence, w, 27 July 1997, 98

A7. Charles Arthur DAVENPORT,
4 Oct 1955, 66
Ann, w, 7 June 1969, 80

A8. John W. & Zilpha M. DAVENPORT,
of Horton, their children
Bessie Mary, 15 Nov 1819, 13 days
William, 29 July 1822, 6 months
Ann, 23 Oct 1834, 8 months
Jessie, 23 Oct 1834, 8 months
[Ed: it has been suggested that these dates are
20th century, not 19th, but I have no means of checking
myself, so merely offer it as further information]


A9. Alice DAVENPORT, d, of House Farm,
Horton, 6 June 1916, 18
Alice DAVENPORT, 7 Dec 1920, 53
George Tudor DAVENPORT,
10 Oct 1921, 50

A10. Kate, (nee MALKIN) DAVENPORT,
of Dunwood Cottage, Longsden,
19 Nov 1936, 38
Hannah, sister, of Sunnyside,
Lodderedge, Leek, 30 Sept 1967, 60
Ada, sister, 17 Aug 1979, 69

A11. Stephen MALKIN, Summerhill Farm,
Longsden, 21 Dec 1938, 76
Harriet, w, 25 Aug 1947, 79
Stephen, s, 7 Jan 1955, 53

A12. Martha DAVENPORT of Lane End Cottages,
Brown Edge, 13 Nov 1934, 67
Charles DAVENPORT, h, 6 Sept 1944, 77

A13. James DAVENPORT, of Horton,
2 March 1945, 83
Millie, w, 19 April 1929, 78


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 15th May 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
B1. James SIMISTER, late of Bond House,
Horton, 7 Oct 1893, 70
Mary, w, 24 Nov 1895, 57

B2. Eliza BAILEY, of Endon Mill,
25 June 1889, 68
Isaac, h, 7 Feb 1894, 76
Kate, d, 15 June 1910, 49
Martha, w/o George Henry BAILEY,
of Fields Mill, Endon,
31 Jan 1936, 74
Interred with her husband

B3. William Edward GIBSON of White Hill Farm,
Kidsgrove, 11 Sept 1905, 72
Martha, w, 6 May 1883, 49
Thomas Henry, s, 22 June 1886, 28

B4. George HEATH of Gratton,
Who with few aids, developed in these
Moorlands, Poetic Powers of great promise
But who stricken by Consumption after the
Years suffering fell victim to that disease,
May the 5th 1869, 25

B5. George, s/o James & Mary HINE,
of Horton, 24 Oct 1893, 40
Ellen, w, 26 April 1928, 82
Ellen Maud, d, 7 Nov 1932, 52
Lizzie Maria, 2 Feb 1972, 89

B6. Sarah, d/o Damuel & Hannah SMITH,
of Gratton, 3 Jan 1875, 21
Henry, s, 23 March 1887, 32
Mary, d, 5 Aug 1888, 30
Samuel SMITH, 8 July 1896, 81
Hannah, 15 Feb 1897, 71

B7. John WOOD, of Yew Tree Villa, Gratton,
10 Oct 1896, 79
Hannah, w, 23 June 1886, 61
Enoch, s, 23 Nov 1907, 58
Sarah, d, 17 July 1918, 56

B8. William Creaves CARISLE,
s/o Samuel & Lavinia,
7 Oct 1869, 9weeks & 6 days
This lovely bud so young and fair
Call'd hence by early doom;
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In paradise could bloom
Lavinia, w/o Samuel, of the Railway Hotel,
Harpers Gate, Horton, 12 Sept 1885, 45
Samuel, h, 7 Oct 1906, 75

B9. Sarah, w/o John LOCKETT,
7 May 1802, 44
William, s, 11 June 1829, 36

B10. John LOCKITT, of Hortonhay,
1 Nov 1778, 51
Ann, w, 10 Feb 1820, 82

B11. Peter GIBSON,
Late of Lask Edge, this parish,
5 July 1862, 36
Enoch, s/o Peter & Ann,
28 June 1872, 19
[Auth: when the stone mason did this
inscription, he had inverted all the "N's"]


B12. Sarah CROMPTON, of Horton,
6 Feb 1851, 15
Peter CROMPTON, of Horton,
11 Jan 1857, 56

B13. Thomas, s/o Thomas & Margaret PILSBURY,
4 Dec 1786, 4 months
Ann, his sister, 20 April 1789, 8 months
Thomas, their brother, 31 Oct 1793, 3yrs & 7 months
Joice, their sister, 15 Jan 1800, 2yrs & 3 months

B14. John, s/o George & Mary CLEWES,
of this parish, 29 Jan 1851, 15
Mary, 4 Sept 1861, 53
George 7 May 1872, 68

B15. Ann, w/o James SHELDON,
5 April 1807, 61
James, ***1830, 77

B16. William PILSBURY,
of Dairy House, 16 March 1802, 70

B17. Mary, w/o William PILSBURY,
of Dairy House, 16 Dec 1769, 38

B18. John, s/o Joseph & Mary LOCKITT,
of Lane End, Endon, 12 Nov 1851, 20

B19. Sarah, Samuell & William YEARDLEY,
Late of Silk House, this parish,
and hope Of a joyful reincarnation
Sarah, wife of the above said Samuell YEARDLEY,
16 Feb 1750, 84
The above Samuell YEARDLEY, 28 Feb 1755, 86
William, s, 20 Feb 1761, 60

B20. Charles MYATT,
Late of The Ashes, 7 Feb 1786, 66
Emma, w, late of Blackwood House,
9 June 1797, 61

B21. Martha, d/o Samuel & Lydia TURNER,
Late of Leek, 18 Nov 1788, 13
George, s/o George & Hannah,
[stone has sunk]

B22. Charles s/o James & Lydia MYATT,
Of Blackwood, 29 June 1787, 3yrs

B23. James YATES,
Of Harpeis!! Gate, 2 May 1798, 79
Prudence, w, 22 June 1809, 88

B24. Thomas GOODWIN,
Late of The White Chimnays,
This parish, 6 June 1813, 57

B25. Sarah Ann, eldest d/o
John & Ann HALL of Horton,
4 Feb 1884, 36
John, 7 March 1893, 76
Hannah, w, 28 April 1899, 83

B26. James LOCKETT,
Of Dairy House,
1 April 1807, 65

B27. William LOCKITT,
Late of Endon, 3 May 1844, 67

B28. Samuel HEATH,
Late of Gate House Bank,
5 Dec 1813, 75
Mary, w, 5 April 1825, 85

B29. Hannah, w/o John TURNER,
Late of Whorrock Bank,
16 Dec 1805, 69
John, 20 Dec 1810, 79

B30. James HARRIFON [HARRISON],
Of Outwood Gate, Biddulph,
4 Jan 1808, 43
John, father, 8 Jan 1808, 73

B31. Sarah, WOOD,
Of Horton, 6 May 1855, 79
William, h, 15 Jan 1857, 83

B32. Ann WOOD, w/o George,
Late of Church Stile, 29 Jan 1811, 65
George, 9 Dec 1818, 79
Jane, w/o George WOOD,
5 March 1864, 33
George WOOD, above, 25 July 1895, 56

B33. John MYATT,
Of Shirkley Hall, parish of Horton,
9 Dec 1851, 58
Ann, w, 7 March 1875, 81

B34. Mary, w/o Thomas REDFERN,
& d/o George & Ann WOOD,
21 June 1806, 35
[stone has sunk]

B35. Matthew s/o Joseph & Jane GOODWIN,
of Childer Play, 28 June 1806, 9 weeks
Elizabeth, d, 1 Oct 1820, 19 weeks

B36. James, s/o James & Hannah ROGERS,
of Horton Hall, 4 April 1842, 20

B37. Mary, younger d/o James & Fanny ROGERS,
of Horton Hall, 18 April 1835, 26

B38. Thomas TURNER, 9 Aug 1818, 21

B39. This appears to be a Vault, with 7 Tomb Stones,
(but not stated as such)

Stone 1
Thomas, s/o Philip & Elizabeth ROGERS,
of Dunwood, late School Master of Horton
School, 30 Jan 1811, 44

Stone 2
James MYATT of Shirkley,
5 July 1811, 60
Hannah, w, late of Rudyars,
25 Oct 1830, 71
Richard MYATT, s,
of Butterlands Biddulph,
11 Jan 1857, 70

Stone 3
Richard MYATT,
of Horton Haye 25 March 1772, 82
Jane, w, 22 June 1772, 78
William MYATT,
Grandson, 2 Sept 1832, 79
Thomas, s/o Thomas & Dorothy MYATT,
of Broad Meadow, this parish,
14 April 1853, 69
James MYATT,
of Apedale Hall, great grandson,
of the above Richard & Jane MYATT,
16 Feb 1838, 62
Ann, his wife, 2 June 1820, 38
Interred at Audley

Stone 4
Richard, s/o Thomas & Dorothy MYATT,
Of Broad Meadow, this parish,
6 Nov 1849, 74
Jane, w/o Simon MYATT,
& granddaughter of Thomas & Dorothy MYATT,
born at Broad Meadow, Horton Haye,
27 Oct 1811, died at Butterton Grange,
in the parish of Trentham, 14 Nov 1886
Simon MYATT, born at Apedale Hall Farm,
29 March 1880 died at Elmhurst, Whitgreave,
13 April 1895, interred in Trentham

Stone 5
William HULME,
Of White Chimney, this parish,
14 April 1842, 45
Mary, w, 24 Aug 1867, 81

Stone 6
Thomas MYATT,
Of Horton Hay, 11 Nov 1808, 60
Dorothy, w, 17 Jan 1819, 90

Stone 7
Ann, d/o John & Ann MYATT,
Of Sherkley this parish,
27 Sept 1836, 9yrs

B40. John s/o William & Mary HULME,
Of White Chimney, 30 Dec 1846, 20

B41. William, w/o William & Mary HULME,
Of White Chimney, 27 Oct 1849, 28

B42. William BROSTER,
Late of Blackwood Hall,
9 Oct 1822, 53
Hannah, w, 19 March 1841, 62

B43. Mary LOCKETT, 27 Nov 1802, 58
William, h, 8 Nov 1828, 88
William, s/o John & Margaret LOCKETT,
And grandson of above, 27 Dec 1830, 14

B44. William LOCKETT,
Of Thomfield, 17 Dec 1824, 58

B45. John LOCKETT,
Of Smallwood, in Chefhire [Cheshire],
21 July 1792, 94
Margaret, w, 29 Dec 1796, 85

B46. James Arthur BADDELEY,
s/o James & Hannah, of The Ashes,
this parish, 30 July 1856, 7yrs
Hannah, w, 18 Feb 1865, 56

B47. Ruth, d/o Benjamin & Sarah DALE,
Of Daillane, Biddulph, 28 Aug 1856, 18

B48. William, s/o John & Jane ROOLE,
23 Jan 1826, 45

B49. Fanny, w/o James ROGERS,
Of Horton Hall, 11 Jan 1811, 39
Elizabeth, w/o George ARMITT,
& d/o of the above, 27 Oct 1845, 38

B50. James, s/o James & Mary ROGERS,
Of Lions Paw, 11 July 1798, 26
James ROGERS, late of Lions Paw,
28 April 1822, 83
Ann, w/o James ROGERS,
10 Aug 1836, 61

B51. Vernon, s/o Thomas & Mary POOLE,
4 Oct 1859, 2yrs & 6 months
James, s, 5 May 1860, 1yr & 3 months
Thomas, s, of Heath House,
5 Oct 1888, 27
William POYNTON, 1704

B52. Hannah POINTON, w/o John, of Leek,
22 Oct 1810, 28

B53. Hannah, w/o John CHALLINOR,
of The Rail, 7 Aug 1823 12
John CHALLINOR, of [Higher] Overton,
parish of Biddulph, late of The Rail,
26 Jan 1855, 65

B54. John CHALLINOR,
Late of Horton Hay,
3 Oct 1813, 87
grandchildren of the above
Mary, d/o John & Hannah CHALLINOR,
22 June 1808, 6 months
Alice, d, 5 March 1818, 7weeks
Anna, d, 1 Aug 1819, 3yrs & 3 months

B55. Jane, w/o William POINTON,
Blackwood Bank House,
5 June 1817, *6
William, 29 July 1840, 75

B56. John, s/o William & Jane POINTON,
5 Dec 1808, 19
John, brother, 10 Sept 1830, 30

B57. Here lie the remains of Lettice,
wife of Samuel POINTON,
Of Crow Burrow, 29 Sept 1773, 36
[Ed: Alf's original recording was without
'Lettice wife of' - this correction, and a
Photograph of the POINTON Gravestone
were kindly contributed by
Joan Salmon, 20 Sep 2005]


B58. Samuel POINTON,
Of Bond House, 16 Jan 1817, 78

B59. Thomas BENTLEY,
Of Crow Burrow, 3 Feb 1767, 73
Lettice, w, 16 May 1789, 94

B60. William POINTON,
Of Bond House, 21 Nov 1810, 79
John, s, 16 Nov 1811, 42

B61. Margaret, w/o William POINTON,
Of Bond House, 3 Jan 1805, 67

B62. Samuel, s/o William & Margaret POINTON,
Of Bond House, Horton,
22 Dec 1790, 31

B63. Margaret, w/o Enoch BRASSINGTON,
Of Childer Play, Biddulph,
31 May 1860, 41
Mary Ellen, d, 26 April 1850, 4yrs
Martha Ann, 19 May 1850, 1yr & 6 months
George, s, 15 March 1859, 14

B64. Margaret, w/o John READ,
5 Dec 1788, 65

B65. William s/o John & Sarah SANT,
Of Biddulph, 3 March 1809, 6yrs
Ann, d, 1 Feb 1834, 21

B66. Samuel SANT,
of Gratton, & s/o John & Sarah,
4 March 1855, 35

B67. Thomas GIBSON,
Late of The Crown in Rushton James
& s/o Enoch & Hannah of Endon House,
14 March 1848, 24
Elizabeth, d/o Thomas & Sarah GIBSON,
Of Rushton James, 6 March 1813, 6yrs
Maria GIBSON, sister, 11 Sept 1846, 62
Hannah, w, Enoch GIBSON,
Of Endon Hay, 23 Nov 1859, 72
Enoch, 12 Aug 1860, 82

B68. Thomas GIBSON,
Of Rushton James, 10 Dec 1816, 69
Sarah, w, 29 June 1833, 86
Thomas, s, 4 July 1834, 43

B69. Thomas & Sarah GIBFON [GIBSON],
of The Lea, in Rushton James,
15 Nov 1795, 12 months

B70. L.B. 1736
M.B. 1746

B71. Matthew SHUFFLEBOTTOM,
24 May 1809, 14

B72. Hannah, w/o John AFSELS [ASSELS],
25 July 1790, 30

B73. Ellien d/o Thomas & Sarah LANCEFTER [LANCESTER],
1 Nov 1771, 4yrs
also three sisters lie here

B74. James, s/o James & Hannah SUTTON,
June 1810, 28
Josiah, s, April 1814, 26
Hannah, w/o James SUTTON,
5 Sept 1819, 65

B75. Paul BAYLE, 6 Sept 1909, 87
Mary, w, 10 Jan 1879, 57
Charles John, s, 6 Jan 1879, 31
Jane, d, 23 Sept 1874, 21

B76. Jane DALE,
of Highfields, Consall,
3 April 1883, 64
Isaac AINSWORTH,
of Butterfield Farm, Horton,
15 Dec 1899, 79

B77. Malcom Peter FORD, s/o Eva & Isaac,
3 Dec 1991, 66
Eva FORD, youngest d, 7 Oct 1990, 94

B78. Ann, w/o Richard HARRISON,
Of Heath House, Horton,
28 Dec 1896, 42
Richard HARRISON,
4 Sept 1905, 57

B79. Joseph CROMPTON,
Late of Holly Bush, parish of
Stoke on Trent, 31 March 1830, 39

B80. Thomas READE,
S/o George & Margaret, 7 Feb 1838, 44

B81. George READE,
Of Horton, 13 Feb 1840, 80

B82. Sarah, w/o John HEATH,
Of Endon Bank, 26 Jan 1826, 40

B83. William, s/o George & Margaret READE,
Of Horton, 9 Feb 1812, 25

B84. Joseph PICKFORD, s/o Moses & Joice,
Of Brines-Hay, 23 Dec 1814, 32

B85. Hannah, PICKFORD, w/o William,
Of Dunwood, 26 March 1823, 25

B86. Joseph BAILEY, 21 May 1813, 23

B87. Elizabeth, w/o Richard BAILEY,
Of Horton, 10 Jan 1798, 49

B88. Richard BAYLEY,
Of Horton Hay, 2 June 1810, 62

B89. Michael BAYLEY Feb 1821, 49
George, s, 9 Oct 1823, 16
Son !! 6 May 1827, 16
Charles, s, 21 Oct 1834, 23

B90. Sarah, w/o Richard BAILEY,
29 June 1814, 27
Richard, 19 April 1868, 84

B91. John LOCKETT,
Of Biddulph, 13 June 1830, 42
Elizabeth, d, 26 May 1835, 18
Hannah, w, 16 June 1869, 77


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.
LASK EDGE METHODIST CHAPEL CHURCHYARD
C1. Rosalind Elizabeth PYE nee BOSTOCK,
w/o Eric, 24 April 1996, 53

C2. Vernon, h/o Maud CLEWS,
Of Hill Crest, Lask Edge,
23 Nov 1958, 78
Maud CLEWS, 22 Jan 1971, 85

C3. Alice Mary, w/o Joseph BROOKS,
Of Meadowside Farm, Knypersley,
12 July 1974, 84
Joseph, the above, 9 July 1974, 84

C4. Sydney BROOKS,
7 Feb 1933 - 8 Feb 1990
loving husband to Ann, caring
father to Robert & Joanne

C5. John William, h/o Laura PROCTOR,
Of Cadshill Bank House, Lask Edge, Horton,
30 May 1962, 64
Laura, the above, 28 April 1969, 65

C6. Paul ALLCOCK, 9 Nov 1962, 3yrs & 6 months

C7. Alice Ann BEECH,
23 Nov 1969, 81
Abraham BEECH,
25 March 1972
Evan BEECH, s,
20 Aug 1977, 60

C8. Daniel George PAGE,
Of Greenfields Farm, Lask Edge,
h/o Sarah Annie, 7 Nov 1978, 78
Sarah Annie, 11 Feb 1986, 89

C9. Richard ALLCOCK, 21 Jan 1983, 68

C10. Richard ALLCOCK "Grandy"
4 Sep 1998, 58

C11. Stephen ALLCOCK,
Treasured s/o the late
Mabel & Richard ALLCOCK,
Formerly of Crowborough,
Dear, brother, brother-in-law, uncle,
And friend to many,
23 Feb 2002, 45

C12. John CROSS, 16 May 1999, 76
h/o Irene

C13. John Raymond BAILEY,
18 March 1997, 56
h/o Joyce

C14. Daniel PAGE,
2 April 1932 - 28 Nov 1996
h/o Josephine Mary

C15. Foundation Stones to the church were laid by
J SHARRATT, R HULME & G GASKILL, 24 May 1875


The following MIs were kindly contributed by an anonymous donor, 22nd August 2004.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
D1. In Loving Memory of
Maria / wife of William CORBISHLEY,
of Coney Greave,
who died March 15th 1878,
aged 70 years
In the midst of life we are in death
Also of William CORBISHLEY,
husband of the above,
who died Dec 5th 1889,
aged 84 years
Their end was peace

D2. Charlotte,
daughter of William & Hannah CORBISHLEY,
who died at the Coney Greave,
November 5th 1865 aged 21 years

D3. James CORBISHLEY,
who died March 22nd 1876,
aged 73 years
also / Joice wife of the above,
who died June 10th 1875 / aged 71
of Rea Cliff, Horton
also Maria CORBISHLEY,
their daughter,
who died August 22nd 1888,
aged 46

D4. George William CORBISHLEY,
who died Dec 10th 1875 / aged 51
also of Ol[i]ve CORBISHLEY,
wife of the above,
who died Wednesday April 28th 1886,
aged 63 years


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 28th February 2008.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
E1. [weathered / right half eroded / missing]
Here / lie the remains of Susan /
wife of Peter BAILEY of Salt? /
Wells in Bagenall who departed? /
this life March 23rd? / [unreadable] years. /
also John EATON? of [unreadable] /
died February (26?)?? / year ?? /
by tr??tant douth? - [unreadable] /
by a sudden - [unreadable] /
death s?????cely - [unreadable] /
the Lord? deliver?-[unreadable]
[Ed: Salters Well?]

E2. In loving memory / of / Kate. /
the beloved wife of / James BENTLEY, /
of Horton. / who died June 22nd 1897, /
aged 37? years. / "her end was peace". /
also of the above / James BENTLEY, /
who died June 5th? 1928, / aged 72 years. /
"thy will be done".

E3. Hannah BOWCOCK. / of King St. Leek, /
who fell asleep Dec. 10th 1915 / aged 85 years. /
also Mary Jane BOWCOCK. / died April 5th 1938. /
Thomas Myatt RUSHTON / who fell asleep /
Jan. 23rd 1884, / aged 7(3?) years. /
Phoebe BOWCOCK / who fell asleep /
June 14th 1879, / aged 76 years.

E4. In loving memory of / thy will be done /
Mary, / beloved wife of / William BROOKFIELD, /
of Blake Meadow Farm Horton, /
who died July 11th (1910?) / aged 49 years. /
also Clara, daughter of /
Edwin & Sarah Ann EARDLEY, / of Leek. /
who died June 25th 1898? / aged 11 years.

E5. To the dear memory of / Elizabeth Anne /
daughter of John & Elizabeth BULLOCK, /
who died Octr 11th 1882, / aged 19 years. /
until the day break, and the shadows flee away. /
also Clara Helen their daughter /
who died Octr 15th 1892, / aged 22 years. /
also Francis William their son /
who died Novr 15th 1898, / aged 28 years. /
also the above Elizabeth BULLOCK /
who died August 28th 1899 / aged 64 years. /
also the above John BULLOCK /
who died Jan. 15th 1915, / aged 75 years.

E6. In memory of / Dorothea CROMPTON. /
of Dunwood House. /
who died July 10th 1876 / aged 66 years. /
also of / Elizabeth CROMPTON, /
who died May 12th 1879, / aged 76 years.

E7. [weathered / parts diff. to read]
Sacred / to the memory of /
Elizabeth FROST / late of Leek /
daughter of Samuel / and Elizabeth FROST /
who died January 15 / 1823? aged 13 years. /
also Sarah their / daughter of Leek /
died January 19 1826 / aged 2 years. /
also John their son / of Stochton? [Stockton] Brook /
did April 25 1830 / aged 9 years. /
[part of stone face eroded / missing, next . . .]
also Elizabeth / his wife died Jul? 12? /
1839 aged 49 years.

E8. [weathered / parts diff. to read]
in memory of / Samuel FROST / who departed his life /
Aug 18th? 1810 aged 62 /
Jane his wife died March 25th / 1812 aged 67 /
James their son died July? 10? / 1813 aged 2? ?? /
blessed are they ?? only the ?? / who in the ???
[more inscription - but unable to read]
thy will be done
In affectionate remembrance of /
Harriet Ann, / daughter of / John and Sarah Ann HEATH. /
who died Octr 10th 1873 / aged 9 months. /
also of / Joseph William, /
son of the above died August 11th 1876 / aged 2 years. /
also of John Edwards, son of the above /
died January 31st 1883 aged 2 years. /
suffer little children to come unto me. and /
forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. /
also the above Sarah Ann HEATH /
who died Nov. 9th? 1919? aged 74? years /
"Father in thy gracious keeping /
leave we now our loved one sleeping".
{Stonemasons mark: S. KNIGHT. Leek}

E9. In / memory of / Vernon, / son of John and Ann HYATT /
of Berry Hill near Stone. /
who died April 1st. 1870, / aged 11 years. /
suffer little children to come /
unto me. and forbid them not, for /
of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. /
also Hannah their daughter /
died July 17 1880, / aged 8 years. /
here we suffer grief and pain, /
here we meet to part again? /
in heaven we part no more. /
O that will be joyful. /
also James their son /
who died July 18th 1890? /
aged 27 years 6 months. /
be ye therefore ready also /
for the son of man cometh at /
an hour when ye think not.

E10. In affectionate remembrance /
of / thy will be done / ??hn MELLOR, / ??rton, /
??????? ary 24th 1881 / ???? years, /
??? dead which / ???? ove.

E11. In loving memory of / Nellie, /
wife of the Rev. T.D. MORRIS. /
Vicar of this Parish who died /
July 10th 1874 aged 27 years. /
"until the day break and the shadows flee away". /
also / in affectionate / remembrance / of / Eliza /
wife of George ASHWORTH, / Swanscoe Park Macclesfield. /
who died November 9. 1886 /
"there remaineth therefore a rest / to the people of God". /
also to the / loving memory / of / George ASHWORTH /
of Park Mount, Macclesfield, / who entered into rest /
on December 10th. 1893, aged 78? years. /
his children rise up & call him blessed. /
"with Christ which is far better".

E12. In / loving memory / of / Sarah. /
the beloved daughter of /
Charles & Hannah NEEDHAM / of Horton. /
who died March 12 1898? / aged 25 years. /
also / Hannah their beloved daughter /
who died July 23 1899, / aged 23 years. /
blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. /
weep not for me my parents dear; /
shed not for me a single tear. /
for all was done that could be done. /
you plainly saw my time was come. /
also the above / Hannah NEEDHAM. /
who died September 24th 1915? /
aged 79 years.

E13. In loving memory of / Arthur John SALT /
of Reservoir House, Rudyard. /
who died December 1st 1896, / aged 29 years. /
"gone but not forgotten".

E14. In / affectionate remembrance / of /
Francis SALT, / of Fern Cottage, Rudyard, /
who died January 20th 1894 / aged 78 years. /
he is not dead but only lieth sleeping /
in the sweet refuge of his masters breast /
and far away from sorrow toil and weeping /
he is not dead but only taking rest. /
also / Ann, beloved wife of the above /
died January 9th 1897? / aged 79 years. /
"her end was peace".

E15. In loving memory of / Mary /
wife of Josiah SHERRATT / of Crowborough, /
who died April 2nd 1860 / aged 59 years. /
also the above / Josiah SHERRATT /
who died March 15?th 1885. / aged 63 years. /
also / William son of the above /
who died in infancy. / also Hannah /
daughter of the above / who died in infancy /
also Sarah / daughter of the above /
who died Jan 18th 1895 / aged 42 years. /
"her end was peace".

E16. Sacred to the memory of / Sarah? wife of Thomas /
SIMISTER of Bo??d House / Horton, who departed this /
life July (1st 1833?) aged (19?) years. /
Mary his second wife /
died January (31st?) (1855?) / aged 60 years. /
Ralph son of the above / Thomas and Sarah SIMISTER /
died September 21 1879 / aged 27 years. /
also of the above Thomas SIMISTER /
died January 19? (1917?) /
[epitaph blurred / discoloured best "try" from image . . .]
the novure? of lifes ??? end /
the mortal of affliction is past /
the age that in heaven /
for ??? and ever shall ??

E17. In affectionate remembrance of /
James SHUFFLEBOTTOM / of The Hollins Horton. /
who departed this life August 31st /
1880 aged 56 years. /
also Martha his wife, who died March /
28th 1881 aged 54 years. /
also Vernon their son, who died /
January 31st 1875. aged 18 years /
"blessed are the dead which die in the Lord". /
also Jane, wife of John HILL /
daughter of the above /
who died April 20th 1927, aged 74 years. /
"come to me and I will give you rest".

E18. In affectionate remembrance of / William SMITH /
o[f] Dam's Lane Gratton. /
who departed this life November, /
20th 1866, aged 48 years. /
also Charlotte his beloved wife /
who departed this life December /
16th 1884, aged 69 years. /
and when on earth I breath no more /
the prayer oft mix'd with tears before /
I'll sing upon a happier shore. /
"thy will be done".

E19. In / memoriam / Elsie Muriel TOWN. /
born 27h April 1893 / died 7th Dec 1897. /
"my beloved is gone down into /
this garden to gather lilies".

E20. In / affectionate remembrance /
of / Richard TURNOCK, / M.R.C.S., L.S.A. /
born April 21.1816 at Rudyerd /
practised 37 years at Leek. /
died May 14. 1875. /
also / Ruth, his beloved wife, /
who entered into rest /
on the 4th November 1893, / aged 75 years. /
also / Margaret, their eldest daughter /
who was called to her rest /
on the 10th May 1906 / aged 52 years. / also /
Mary Elizabeth, their daughter, / who fell asleep /
on March 28th? 1929. / aged 70 years.

E21. In memory of / Henrietta Hunter WATT /
daughter of the late /
Arthur Chorley WATT / of Horton Hall, /
who died August 6th 1892 / aged 21. /
Mary (Chorley?) WATT. / [rest below ground] /
[other face reads . . .]
also of / Eleanor Vary WATT. /
died January 24th 1901, / aged 23.

E22. [weathered / lower part very diff. to read - errors expected]
Erected / in memory of / Sarah /
wife of William YARDLEY? / of this village /
who died July 24th? (1800 or 1860?) /
aged 75? years. / also the above /
William YARDLEY who / died (December?) ????

E23. [weathered / lower part very diff. to read - errors expected]
In memory of /
Sarah daughter of John & / Ursula YARDLEY of Close-Gate, /
who died 19th Feby 1797 aged 3 years /
James her brother died Jan. 10 / 1798? aged 2 years. /
Joseph their brother. died Aug 3rd / 1798 aged ? years. /
also John YARDLEY ??IR Fai?? / died Octr 13. 17 [missing] /
?? dear wife until [missing] / ter? of the ?erving wi?h?hre? s? /
and when in dear ??ery with joy? /
O come to thy dear husband a? his? [missing]

E24. [weathered / lower part very diff. to read - errors expected]
Sacred / to the memory of / Ursula /
wife of the late John YARDLEY /
of Close-Gate. / who departed this life the /
19th? day of May ad 18(45?). / aged 84 years. /
[next 4 lines probably epitaph, but weathered
& faint making it unreadable on photo]


E25. In loving memory of /
Elizabeth, / beloved wife of Hugh DOORBAR /
of Sprink, Biddulph. /
who died June 21st 1878, / aged 38 years. /
also Matilda their daughter /
died Mar. 11th 1878 aged 1 year. /
also the above / Hugh DOORBAR, /
who died Nov, 10th 1905, / aged 68 years. /
"blessed are the dead, / which die in the Lord".

Also Contributed
Elizabeth w/o Hugh DOORBAR,
Of Spink, Biddulph, 21 June 1878, 38
Matilda, 11 March 1878, 1yr
Hugh DOORBAR, 10 Nov 1905, 68
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

E26. [parts diff. to read]
In the Vault / underneath this place /
lie the remains of / John? FOWLER Esquire /
of Horton Hall who died /
on the 19? May 1827? / aged 74 /
Mary / wife of Jos?? G???T [GAUNT] Junr /
she died May? 20th 1834? / aged 28 / and Sarah /
relict of the above named / John FOWLER /
who died August 25? 1816? / aged 72 /
the above Josiah GAUNT /
died March 11th 1868? aged 68

Also Contributed
John FOWLER, Esq,
Of Horton Hall, 19 May 1827, 74
Mary, w/o Josiah GAUNT,
20 May 1831, 28
Sarah, relict of John FOWLER,
23 Aug 1846, 72
Josiah GAUNT, 11 March 1868, 28
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

E27. In memory of / Mary the beloved wife of /
John GAUNT. who departed /
this life 19th January 1857 / aged 62 years /
also the above John GAUNT /
died September 25th 1866 / aged 73 years. /
also Sarah daughter of John & /
?? GAUNT who died at Leek /
16th May 1834 aged 2 years. / John Fowler GAUNT /
son of the above John & Mary GAUNT /
died February 18th 1862 / aged 32 years. /
also Matthew GAUNT, of Rudyard Vale /
who died May 11th 1975 / aged 72 years. /
also Robert, their son /
died February 3rd 1888 / aged 52 years. /
also Mary GAUNT, their daughter /
died January 25th, 1912, / aged 79 years.

Also Contributed
Mary, w/o John GAUNT,
19 Jan 1857, 62
John, 25 Sept 1866, 73
Sarah, d/o John & Mary GAUNT,
Of Leek, 16 May 1827!!!, 2yrs
John Fowler GAUNT, s.
18 Feb 1862, 32
Matthew GAUNT,
Of Rudyard Vale, 11 May 1873, 72
Robert, s, 3 Feb 1888, 59
Mary GAUNT d, 25 Jan 1912, 79
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 26th March 2008.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
F1. In loving memory / of / Thomas BRADLEY /
of Toumsend [Townsend?], Horton /
died April 9. 1901 / aged 77 years. /
also Ann, his wife, /
died Oct. 3. 1880 / aged 64 years. /
also their children /
Thomas died Nov. 22. 1887 / aged 8 years. /
Sarah HINE /
died April 16. 1880 / aged 26 years. /
Mary died June 10. 1929 / aged 72 years. /
at rest.

Also Contributed
Thomas BRINDLEY,
Of Townsend, Horton,
9 April 1901, 77
also their children,
Thomas, 22 Nov 1887, 8yrs
Sarah HINE, 16 April 1880, 26
Mary, 10 June 1929, 72
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F2. [weathered / eroded - errors expected]
In loving memory / of / Hannah /
(wife of?) Thomas BRASSINGTON / (of Sh??k?by Hill?) /
(who died June 28 1881)? / aged ?0 years /
also / the above Thomas BRASSINGTON /
died Febry 7th 1882? / aged 76 years.

F3. In / affectionate remembrance / of /
Nathan BRASSINGTON / of the Fir Trees Heaton, /
who died April 2. 1890 / aged 71 years. /
"blessed are the dead which die in the Lord". /
also Sarah / beloved wife of the above /
who died Nov. 10. 1906 / aged 84 years.

F4. In memory of / Fanny BOSTOCK,
who fell asleep at Cliffe Park /
March 19th 1875. born June 19th 1796.

F5. [weathered / parts diff. to read]
Memoriam / Geo? BOSTOCK / of · Wolfe · Dale · Ho /
born · Sep · 22 · 1805 / died · ap? · 3 · 1831? /
Sarah BOSTOCK / wife · of · the · above /
born · Nov · 5 · 1811 / died · May · 13 · 1895 /
Eliza BOSTOCK / of · Wolf · Dale · Ho /
born · May · 6 · 1837 / died · Mar · 31 · 1884 /
Georgina · wife · of / Rev · E·D · BOOTHMAN /
born · Oct · 26 · 1843 / died · Dec · 25? · 1890 /
Lucy Emily BOSTOCK /
born · April · 25 · 1845 / died · March · 9? · 1909? /
James BOSTOCK /
born · July · 20? · 1889? / died · May · 20 · 1910. /
may they / rest in peace

F6. Sacred / to the / memory of / William BOSTOCK /
of Cliffe Wood Cottage Horton /
who died 6th June 1868 / aged 73 years. /
also Mary his wife /
who died 23rd June 1875 / aged 82 years. /
also / Frances Augusta Ann BOSTOCK /
of Cliffe Wood Cottage Horton /
who died 14th Feb 1911 / aged 88 years.

F7. In affectionate remembrance of /
Ann, wife of William BROOKES, / of Willgate, /
who died October 16th 1869, / aged 63 years. /
also / William Walter, son of the above /
who died February 21st 1870, / aged 35 years. /
also / the above William BROOKES, /
who died November 29th? 1875 / in his 81st year. /
"he was not, for God took him". / also /
Elizabeth their daughter /
died Jany 19th 1892 aged 47? years.

F8. In loving memory of / Thomas /
beloved husband of / Georgina BROOKES /
of Will Gate, Rudyard. /
who died Nov. 7th 1915, / in his 81st year. /
"his end was peace". /
also Georgina Eliza / beloved wife of the above /
died Nov. 27th 1927, aged 74 years. /
also / in loving / memory of /
Ben, 6th son of the above, /
2nd Lieut. 1st N. Staff. Regiment, /
fell in action at St Quentin. France /
on March 21st 1918. / aged 29 years. /
also / Richard / 4th son of the aforenamed /
who died Dec. 24th 1885 / aged 5 months.

F9. Here / lieth the body of Thomas /
BADDILEY late of Gratton /
who died June 20th 1771 / aged 92

Also Contributed
Here / lieth the body of Thomas /
BADDILEY late of Gratton /
who died June 20 1771 / aged 9(2?).
[Derek Scragg: 28 Feb 2008]

F10. In loving memory of / Arthur /
beloved husband of / Harriet BROWN, /
of Fir Tree Cottage, Norton-le-Moors, /
who died March 22nd 1925, / aged 67 years. /
also Ethel May, their daughter / who died in infancy /
"until the day break and the shadows flee away". /
also their son / Sgt Herbert BROWN Coldstream Guards /
who fell in action in France /
March 28th 1918, aged 26 years. / "duty nobly done".

Also Contributed
Arthur BROWM, h/o Harriet,
of Fir Tree Cottage, Norton-le-Moors,
22 March 1925, 67
Ethel, d, died in infancy
Sgt Herbert BROWN, s,
of the Coldstream Guards, who fell
in action in France, 28 March 1918, 26
"Duty Nobly Done"
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F11. In / memory of / Paul BAYLEY, / of Harracles Mill, /
who died Sep 6th 1909, / aged 87? years /
also Mary, his wife, /
who died Jan 19th 1879, / aged 57 years. /
also Charles John their son /
who died Jan 6th 1879, / aged 31 years. /
also Jane, their daughter /
who died Sep 23rd 1874, / aged 21 years. /
"thy will be done".
{Stonemasons mark: City Montl Works Percy St Hanley}

F12. In memory / of / William Greaves CARLISLE /
son of Samuel and Lavinia CARLISLE /
who died October 7th 1869 / aged 9 weeks and 6 days. /
this lovely bud so young and fair, /
call'd hence by early doom. /
just came to shew how sweet a flower, /
in paradise could bloom. /
in affectionate remembrance of / Lavinia, /
the beloved wife of Samuel CARLISLE /
of the Railway Hotel / Harpers Gate Horton, /
who died Sept 12th 1885, / aged 45 years. /
also of / Samuel CARLISLE, husband of the above, /
who departed this life October 7th 1906, /
aged 75 years.
{Stonemasons mark: J.? BARLOW}

F13. Hannah CHALLENOR / late of Overton /
who died March 27th 1868 / in the 62nd year of her age /
[next part weathered / moss covered. errors expected]
?? CHALLENOR? / ?? House? Horton /
??? (July? 31st? 18??) / (died? Mar 7th 1862?)

F14. In memory of / John CHALLENOR / of Blackwood /
who died July 11th 1883? / ??? [heavy moss covered]

F15. In loving remembrance of /
Mary, wife of John CLEWS of Lask Edge, /
who departed this life March 6. 1892 aged 62 years. /
blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. /
also Rachel, their grandaughter /
who died Sep. 29. 1926, aged 52 years. "rest in the Lord". /
in loving memory of / John CLEWS of Lask Edge Horton /
who died December 9th 1913 aged 83 years. /
also Annie, daughter of the above /
who died Jan. 4th 1924, aged 58 years. /
peace perfect peace.

F16. [lower section of H/stone face eroded / missing]
In memory of / Peggy /
wife of George CORDEN / of Harpers Gate /
who died October 27th 1870 / aged 78? years /
also the above George CORDEN of Abbey G [missing] /
died November 18th? [rest missing]

F17. In / loving memory / of /
Richard DEANE / of The Fields, /
who died January 25. 1872, / aged 54 years. /
"Christ is precious". / also Sarah his wife /
who died January 2. 1901, / aged 92 years. /
she is gone, the one we loved so well /
to her eternal rest.

F18. [eroded; most of the inscription missing]
In / affectionate remembrance / of / Eliza C? [missing]?ey /
w?[missing] ?79 / [missing]?er

F19. [parts diff. to read]
In / memory of / Simon FERNYHOUGH / of Heath House /
who died November (27th 1865)? / aged 80? years. /
co??ur?or earth and worms /
shall hu??ofine this flesh /
till my ?umphant spirit comes /
to put it on afresh? /
also Lydia FERNYHOUGH his wife, /
who died July 30th 1872, / aged 88 years. /
also John FERNYHOUGH their son /
who died October 18th 1??7 / aged (12)? [missing]

F20. Enoch GOODWIN, / of Rudyard, /
who died April 17th 1879 / aged 69 years. /
also Hannah, his wife /
who died July 16th 1889? / aged 69 years. /
"weeping may endure for a night, /
but joy cometh in the morning".

F21. In / affectionate remembrance of / Mary Ann, /
daughter of James and Hannah GIBSON /
of Harpers Gate, /
who died January 22nd, 1873, / aged 25 years. /
weep not dear parents be content, /
for I to you was only lent, /
the Lord hath only had his due, /
and very soon may call for you. /
also the above James GIBSON, /
died February 14th, 1878, / aged 63 years. /
also Hannah, his wife /
died October 9th 1889, aged 79 years. /
also Harriet WOOD. / daughter of the above /
died May 23rd, 1922, aged 75 years.

F22. In affectionate remembrance of / Harriet Ann, /
daughter of / John and Sarah Ann HEATH /
who died Octr 10th 1873, / aged 9 months. /
also of / Joseph William, /
son of the above died August 11th 1876, /
aged 2 years. /
also of John Edward, son of the above /
died January 31st 1883 aged 2 years. /
suffer little children to come unto me. and /
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven /
also the above Sarah Ann HEATH, /
who died Nov 9th 1919 aged 74 years. /
"Father in thy gracious keeping /
leave we now our loved one sleeping".
{Stonemasons mark: S. KNIGHT Leek}

F23. In / loving memory of / Archibald /
son of James & Harriet HINE / of Leek /
born January 28th 1881 /
fell asleep March 19th 1882 /
he shall gather the lambs with his /
arm and carry hem in his bosom /
also of the above James HINE /
born January 10th 1857, /
fell asleep May 29th 1897.

F24. In loving memory of / Enoch HODGKISS, /
born Feb. 5. 1821 / died July 9. 1888 /
"blessed are the dead which / die in the Lord". /
also Lettice KNIGHT, / wife of the above /
born March 19. 1822. / died Nov. 14. 1891. /
"her end was peace" /
also Harriet, beloved wife of / Arthur GOODWIN /
& daughter of the above /
born Jan 31. 1858. / died June 3. 1932. /
also the above / Arthur GOODWIN /
born June 9. 1853 / died Jany 22. 1936. /
peace perfect peace.

F25. Erected / in memory of / George HEATH, / of Gratton, /
who, with few aids, / developed in these /
Moorlands / poetic powers / of great promise, /
but who, stricken by / Consumption, /
after five years / suffering, fell a /
victim to that disease. /
May 5. 1869, / aged 25 years. /
his life is a fragment a broken clue /
his harp had a musical string or two /
the tension was great and they sprang? and flew /
and a few brief strains a scattered few /
are all that remain to mortal view /
of the marvellous song the young man knew.
H.W. ??- [heavy moss covered]
underneath here in loving remembrance /
lie all that is mortal of / James HEATH, /
late of Hall Gate Gratton, /
(father of the Moorland Poet) /
fell asleep March 28th 1906, in his 85th year. /
also Eliza, his wife /
fell asleep March 11th 1898, in her 78th year. /
[at rest? - moss covered]
{Stonemasons mark: BARLOW sculp. Leek}

F26. In loving memory of /
Joseph HEATH / of Ladderidge /
died Sep 10. 1889, / aged 75 years. /
also Jane, his beloved wife /
died July 20, 1904 / aged 81 years. /
also Caroline / their daughter /
died Oct. 11. 1929, / aged 75 years. /
also Charles their son, /
died Aug 22 1869 / aged 10 years. /
also Sarah, / their daughter /
died Dec. 20. 1938.

F27. In affectionate remembrance / of / Ursula /
wife of John HODGSKISS / of Gratton /
who died July 25th 1882 / aged 67 years. /
blessed are the pure in heart for /
they shall see God /
also the above John HODGSKISS /
who died June 6th 1897, / aged 82 years. /
remember me on passing by /
as you are now so once was I, /
as I am now so you must be /
therefore prepare to follow me.

F28. In / loving memory of / Ann /
beloved wife of / Richard HARRISON /
of Heath House, Horton. /
who died Dec. 28. 1896 / aged 42 years. /
"thy will be done". / also /
of the aforesaid / Richard HARRISON /
who died Sep. 4th. 1905 / aged 57 years. /
"peace perfect peace". /
also / Malcolm / Peter / FORD /
beloved son of / Eva and Issac, /
who died Dec. 3. 1991 / aged 66 years.
also / their youngest / daughter / Eva FORD /
who died Oct 7. 1990 / aged 94 years. /
treasured memories /

F29. In / loving memory / of /
Henry JOHNSON. / of Horton, /
died July 3rd 1904, / aged 75 years. /
"thy will be done". /
also Honor, his beloved wife /
who died Aug. 23rd 1918, / in her 80th year. /
"rest in the Lord".

F30. In / affectionate / remembrance /
of / Thomas KNIGHT / of Horton /
who departed this life April 18th, /
1876 aged - [missing] /
in that day - [missing] hear the /
words - [missing] -e eyes of the /
bl-[missing] -?urity an? /
[from here down missing]

F31. [old ƒ's]
Here / lieth the body of /
Ellien daughter /
of Thos. & Sarah / LANCAƒTER [LANCASTER] ƒhe /
dyed Novr. ye 1th. 1771 / aged 4 /
alƒo her 3 siƒters

F32. In loving remembrance / of /
Amy Mary MOSES /
who died July 3rd 1889 /
aged 4 years & 10 months. /
"of such is the Kingdom of Heaven".

F33. In memory of / William / son of /
James & Hannah MITCHELL / of Rudyard. /
died Aug 15. 1872, aged 17 years. /
"in love he lived in peace he died /
his life was asked but God denied". /
also Ruth, their daughter. /
died Jan 26. 1880, aged 22 years. /
also the above / James MITCHELL. /
died Oct 11 1891, aged 71 years. /
also the above / Hannah MITCHELL. /
died Oct 1. 1902, aged 80 years. /
"thy will be done".

F34. Sacred / to the memory of / Ann MYATT /
the Ashes Farm But formerly /
of Broad Meadow Horton Hay /
who died April 20th 1861 /
aged 78? years.

F35. [lower half weathered & diff to read]
Sacred / to the memory of /
Dorothy / wife of Thomas MYATT /
of Wall Bridge Farm /
in the parish of Leek /
who died September (???) /
aged (16?) years /
also the said Thomas MYATT /
who died December (7th?) 1863? /
aged 48? years.

F36. James MYATT /
died March ??th 18?2? aged 70 years /
late of Longsdon /
in Affectionate remembrance of /
Hannah beloved wife of James MYATT /
of Yew Tree House Ladderidge /
in the 80? year of her age (???) /
we cannot who next may fall, /
[next - below ground level]

F37. [weathered / parts not readable from photo]
Sacred / to the memory of /
James MYATT / of The Astie? /
who died March 21. 186? /
aged (80?) years.

F38. In loving memory of / Jane, /
daughter of James & Mary POOLE. /
who died Augt 27th 1891 / aged 22 years. /
"though lost to sight to memory ever dear". /
also the above Mary POOLE. /
who died November 25th 1915 /
aged 77 years. /
also the above James POOLE /
who died April 5th 1926, / aged 89 years.

F39. In affectionate remembrance of / Sarah Hannah. /
daughter of Adam and Sarah NIXON / of Rudyard. /
who died April 26th 1891. / aged 7 years. /
Jesus in his bosom wears /
the flower that once was mine. /
also the above Adam NIXON /
who entered into rest May 17th 1914 /
aged 56 years. /
"made perfect through suffering". /
also Sarah NIXON / wife of the above /
died October 27th 1922, / aged 69 years. /
at rest.

F40. In loving memory / of / William POOLE /
of Heath House, Horton /
who died March 5th 1895, /
aged 32 years. /
"thy will be done".

F41. In loving memory of / Francis PROCTOR /
of Lask Edge, /
who died April 3. 1887 / aged 63 years. /
"precious in the sight of the Lord /
is the death of his Saints". /
also Ann, his wife /
who died Jan 9. 1913 / aged 85 years.

F42. In affectionate remembrance / of /
George PROCTOR, / of Cadshill Farm, Horton, /
who departed this life December 14th 1898, /
aged 71 years. /
also of Mary, wife of the above /
who departed this life November 18th, 1904, /
aged 76 years. /
also of Martha Ellen, their daughter /
who departed this life April 6th 1887, /
aged 15 years. / "thy will be done". /
also of Hugh, their son /
who departed this life November 13th, 1895, /
aged 28 years. /
also Charlotte E. PROCTOR, /
died March 3rd 1956, / aged 83 years.
{Stonemasons mark: F.R. NADEN. Leek.}

F43. In loving memory of /
Samuel PROCTOR, of Horton
died Nov. 6. 1871, aged 44 years. /
also Hannah, his wife
who died April 13. 1920, aged 84 years. /
until the daybreak.

F44. In loving memory of / Sarah, /
wife of Alfred PYATT, / of Blackwood. /
who died Decr 3rd. 1891 / aged 61 years. /
a devoted wife, mother and friend. /
also of / the above Alfred PYATT, /
who died June 29th 1894, / aged 64 years. /
"thy will be done". / also Mary Elizabeth, /
beloved wife of Joseph Mayer HEATH, /
late of Chapel House Gratton /
and daughter of the above /
who died at Wellington, /
New Zealand May 3rd 1912. /
her life was love, her memory /
an inspiration.

F45. In / loving memory / of / Joseph POTTS. /
who died April 2nd 1898, / aged 70 years. /
peace perfect peace. /
also of Ellen, wife of the above /
who died March 30. 1900 / aged 75 years. /
"her end was peace"

Also Contributed
Joseph POTTS, 2 April 1898, 70
Ellen, w, 30 March 1900, 75
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F46. In loving memory of /
Edith Marianne ROBINSON /
youngest child of /
John and Helen ROBINSON /
of Westwood Hall /
who fell asleep /
on the 22nd September 1876 /
aged 16 years. /
then are they glad because they /
are at rest and so he bringeth them /
into the haven where they would be. /
also of Emily DOYLE her Aunt /
widow of the Revd Wm DOYLE /
Rector of the Stowell Memorial /
Church, Salford, who passed away /
on the 30th November 1898 aged 68 years. /
also of Emily Lees eldest child of the above /
J & H. ROBINSON who was called to her /
rest on the 11th? December 1900 aged 51 years. /
Jesus mercy.

F47. Here lieth in hope /
of a joyful resurrection /
the body of / John ROBINSON, /
of Westwood Hall, Leek, /
born at Skipton, March 27th 1823, /
fell asleep July 9th 1902. /
I am the resurrection, / and the life, /
he that believeth in me, /
though he were dead, /
yet shall he live. /
here lieth in hope /
of a joyful resurrection / the body of /
Helen. / widow of John ROBINSON /
born at Newton Solney, /
December 22nd 1827, /
fell asleep December 5th 1909 /
and he that liveth /
and believeth in me /
shall never die.

F48. In / loving memory / of / Joseph SANT, /
of the Fields Villa, /
who died March 25th, 1892, / aged 81 years. /
"his end was peace". / also Bessy is wife, /
of Middle Cliff, /
who died August 1. 1898, / aged 85 years. /
"blessed are the pure in heart".
{Stonemasons mark: FORD. Burslem}

F49. In loving memory of / Simeon SIMS /
who died March 23. 1881 / aged 22 years. /
also Rachel his beloved wife /
who died Sept, 2. 1910 / aged 53 years. /
"at rest". / also Simeon their son /
who died from wounds received /
at Eataples July 15. 1915, /
aged 34 years. / for King and Country.

F50. [weathered/eroded / errors expected]
to the ??? ory /
of d ????? hn STEEL /
who died ?????? aged (7?)8 /
also John? ???? son /
died ?????? aged 23 /
H? [eroded / missing / cannot read] /
re? [eroded / missing / cannot read]

F51. [moss/lichen discoloured - diff. to read from photo]
Sacred / to the memory of /
William infant so of Charles and /
Hannah SHUFFLEBOTTOM who departed /
this life March 22d 1868 aged 7 months /
God said "suffer little children to come unto /
me. and forbid them not, for of such is the /
Kingdom of Heaven" /
also James their son who died March /
23rd 1868 aged 8 years 9 months /
farewell friend and parents dear /
I am not dead but sleeping here /
my ?????? see /
therefore prepare to follow me.

F52. [weathered etc / parts diff to read]
In memory of /
the late Joseph SIMECOCK of Consall? Moor /
in? this parish who departed this life Augst /
16th 1867. aged 68 years /
Weep not dear wife but be content /
for I to you was only lent /
the Lord hath only had his due /
and very soon may call for you /
blessed are the dead which die in the Lord /
also Mary wife of the above /
Joseph SIMCOCK, /
who died November 8th 1877 /
aged 75 years

F53. In loving memory of / Thomas SIMCOCK /
of Lask Edge, Horton. /
who died Sept 30th 1897, / aged 70 years. /
also Eve, his wife /
who died Nov. 22nd 1869, / aged 52 years. /
also Mary, his second wife /
who died May 12th 1897, / aged 84 years. /
also Ann, beloved wife of /
Ralph SIMCOCK, / of Trent Well Farm, Horton. /
who died Feb. 8th 1917 / aged 63 years.

F54. In loving memory / of / James SMISTER /
of Bond House, HORTON. /
who died Oct. 7. 1893, / aged 70 years. /
"his end was peace" / also Mary his wife /
who died Nov. 24. 1895, / aged 57 years. /
Lord remember me when thou comest into /
thy Kingdom. Luke XXIHC. 42V.

F55. [weathered/diff. to read from photo - many errors expected]
To the memory of /
James son of James and Hannah /
SUTTON who died in June 1810 /
aged 28 years /
also Josiah their son who died /
?? April 1814?aged 26 years /
weep not for me my parents dear /
we are not dead but sleeping here /
?as of glory for they presious? sweet? king /
obing us to see his priases to sing /
in oceans of glory????nb we lie /
her in our silen us doth call /
till Christ for rise again /
t?? their lie hope and die no more /
also Hannah wife of James SUTTON /
??died September / ???64???

F56. In affectionate remembrance / of /
Joseph TUNNICLIFFE, / of Rudyard, /
who died May 31st 1881 / aged 68 years. /
we cannot tell who next may fall /
beneath thy chastening rod; /
one must be first, so let us all /
prepare to meet our God. / also /
Audrey, relict of the above, /
died February 18th 1892, /
I her 72nd year. /
gone but not forgotten. /
also / Esther A. HULME, /
daughter of the above /
died April 15th 1936, /
aged 75 years. / at rest.

F57. In affectionate remembrance /
of the late / Richard Yates WOOD /
of Harpers Gate Horton. /
who died September 22nd 1875 /
aged 66 years. /
"blessed are the dead which die in the Lord". /
also of Elizabeth his wife /
who died July 19th 1893 / aged 67 years.

F58. In loving remembrance of / Jane, daughter of /
William and Elizabeth WOOD /
of Moss Top Lask Edge /
who died Aug (9 1870)? / aged 1 year. /
also Willie their son who died /
Dec. 14 1871 aged 6 weeks /
also Simon their son who died /
March 30 1877 aged 3 weeks /
also the aforesaid William WOOD /
who died June 24th 1889, / aged 68 years.
also James William WILSHAW. /
grandson of the above /
who died Jan 27. 1892 / aged 10 months. /
also the above Elizabeth WOOD /
who died Feb 14 1892 / aged 34? years. /
gone but not forgotten. /
also Edna, wife of Thomas PEARCE, /
and daughter of the above who died June 21st 1896 /
aged 27 years. "rest in the Lord".

F59. Thy will be done / Sacred / to the memory / of /
Elizabeth wife of Josh /
WHISTON of Horton Hay House? /
Biddulph who died Januay [spelt as inscp]
8th 18? (eroded) / aged 79 years. /
also the above Joshua WHISTON /
who died February 8th 1878 / aged 81 years. /
after a life of peace together /
of 59 years thy died together /
in peace through Christ.

F60. Sacred to the memory of / Jane /
wife of John BAILEY. / Late of Fields Mill. /
who died June 3rd 1867. / aged 74 years. /
thy will be done / also the above / John BAILEY /
who died February 24th 1876. / in his 90th years. /
none but Christ my pasport there. /
also of Mary Ellen, / beloved wife of the late /
Hugh WILSHAW, / and grandaughter of the above. /
who died June 6th 1936 / aged 81 years. /
"rest in the Lord".

Also Contributed
Jane, w/o John BAILEY,
of Fields Mill, 3 June 1857, 74
John BAILEY, h, 24 Feb 1876, 90
Mary Ellen, w/o late Hugh WILSHAW,
& d/o of the above, 6 June 1936, 81
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F61. In affectionate remembrance of / Rachel BAILEY /
who died October 1st 1871, / aged 44 years. /
her end was peace. /
also George Henry BAILEY, / of Fields Mill, /
died February 15th 1926? / aged 70 years. /
R.I.P / also Martha BAILEY, / wife of the above /
died Jan 31st 1936? / aged 74 years / at rest.

Also Contributed
Rachel BAILEY, 1 Oct 1871, 44
George Henry BAILEY,
of Fields Mill, 15 Feb 1926, 70
Martha, w, 31 Jan 1936, 74
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F62. In / Sacred memory of / Emily Catherine WALLER /
of Barracles [Harracles?] Mill / daughter of / Paul BAYLEY. /
at rest Jan. 11th 1927 / aged 70 years. /
her memory will remain one of lifes /
sweetest treasures. / also Barnet BAYLEY /
died March 1st 1948. / aged 71 years. / at rest.

Also Contributed
Emily Catherine WALLER,
Of Harracles Mill d/o Paul BAYLEY,
11 Jan 1927, 70
Barnett BAYLEY, 1 March 1948, 71
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F63. In loving memory of / Mary /
wife of John BRINDLEY / of Ipstones Edge, /
who died October 29th 188(5?) / aged 70 years. /
also the above John BRINDLEY /
died December 31st 1893 / aged 96? years. /
"thy will be done".

Also Contributed
Mary, w/o John BRINDLEY,
of Ipstone Edge, 29 Oct 1885, 70
John, 31 Dec 1893, 96
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F64. In affectionate remembrance of / William CARLISLE /
of the Crown Inn, Horton, /
who died September 13? 1872, / aged 50 years. /
"it is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good".

Also Contributed
William CARLISLE,
of The Crown Inn, Horton,
15 Sept 1872, 50
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F65. In / remembrance / of / Charlotte daughter of /
William and Hannah CORBISHLEY, /
who died at the Coneygreave, /
November 5th 1863? aged 21 years. /
[epitaph weathered, errors expected]
all flesh? is grass and and the good- /
??????is the flower of the field /
the ??grass ?withereth the flower fa- /
deth??? word of our God shall / liveth? forever

Also Contributed
Also contributed as part of a group of
CORBISHLEY MIs - q.v. Section C above

F66. In loving memory / of / Maria, /
wife of William CORBISHLEY / of Coneygreate? /
who died March 15th 1878 / aged 70 years. /
In the midst of life we are in death. /
also William CORBISHLEY / husband of the above /
who died Dec. 5th 1889? / aged 84 years /
their? end was peace

Also Contributed
Also contributed as part of a group of
CORBISHLEY MIs - q.v. Section C above

F67. Sacred / to the memory of /
Charlotte daughter of John and /
Mary CLEWS, of Hanfield Lask Edge /
who died Jany 25th 1869. aged 9 months /
also Arthur their son, who died Oct /
31st 1869 aged 5 months. /
also Josiah their son, who died Aug /
31st 1871 aged 10 years. /
also Hannah their daughter died Jan /
5th, 1872 aged 4 months.

Also Contributed
Charlotte, d/o John & Mary CLEWS,
of Hanfield, Lusk [Lask] Edge,
25 Jan 1869, 9 months
Arthur, s, 31 Oct 1869, 5 months
Josiah, s, 31 Aug 1831, 10yrs
Hannah, d, 5 Jan 1872, 4 months
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F68. In loving memory of / Hannah / wife of Herbert CLEWS /
of Hollins, Horton /
who died Aug 8. 1889, / aged 34 years. /
"the way of the Lord is just". / also the above /
Herbert CLEWS / of Boot Hall, Horton /
who died Sep. 18. 1926 / aged 72 years. /
until the day break. / also Mary, their daughter /
who died March 19. 1938 / aged 61 years. /
at rest. / also Jessie, their grand-daughter /
daughter of John James & Ethel CLEWS /
of Brook House, Horton. /
who died Oct 18. 1977, aged 70 years. /
peace perfect peace.

Also Contributed
Hannah, w/o Herbert CLEWS,
Of Hollins, Horton, 8 Aug 1889, 34
Herbert, h, of Boot Hall, Horton,
18 Sept 1926, 72
Mary, d, 19 March 1938, 81
Jessie, granddaughter, &, d/o
John James & Ethel CLEWS,
of Brook House, Horton,
19 Oct 1977, 70
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F69. In loving memory of / the late / Charles DAKIN /
of Park Lane, Endon /
who died February 4th 1886 / aged 76 years. /
"the memory of the just is blessed". /
also Sarah wife of the above /
who died June 29. 1897, / aged 84 years. /
"thy will be done". / also Elizabeth DAKIN, /
grandaughter of the above, /
who died in Infancy, Sept 27. 1877.

Also Contributed
Charles DAKIN,
Of Parklane, Endon, 4 Feb 1886, 76
Sarah, w, 29 June 1897, 84
Elizabeth, d, died in infancy 27 Sept 1877
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F70. "Thy will be done". / in loving memory of /
James DAKIN, / of Park Lane, Endon. /
who died April 22. 1909 / aged 73 years.

Also Contributed
James DAKIN,
of Parklane, Endon, 22 April 1900, 73
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F71. In affectionate remembrance of / Sarah /
daughter of Charles and Sarah DAKIN. of /
Overhouses Heaton. who died March 26th 1879? /
aged 32 years / also Harriet their daughter who died /
May 26th 1845 aged 1 month /
also Hannah daughter of the above /
who died March 27th (1912?) aged 65 years /
"thy will be done".

Also Contributed
Sarah, d/o Charles & Sarah DAKIN,
Of Overhouse, Heaton, 26 March 1879, 32
Harriet, d, 26 May 1845, 1 month
Hannah, d, 27 March 1912, 65
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F72. In / affectionate remembrance / of / Rose Harriet /
beloved wife of / Thomas FINNEY /
late of Park House Gun Side, /
who died Aug 2nd 1918 / aged 46 years.

Also Contributed
Rose Harriet, w/o Thomas FINNEY,
Late of Parkhouse, Gunside, 2 Aug 1918, 46
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F73. In / loving memory / of / John GILL /
of The Hotel Rudyard, /
who died December 20th 1893? / aged 61 years. /
"his end was peace" /
also of Elizabeth / wife of the above /
died January 11th 1904 / aged 69 years. /
peace perfect peace, with loved ones far away /
in Jesus keeping we are safe & pray.

Also Contributed
John GILL, of The Hotel, Rudyard,
20 Dec 1894, 61
Elizabeth, 11 Jan 1904, 69
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F74. In affectionate remembrance of / Esther /
the beloved wife of William GRINDON / of Denford /
who departed this life May 3rd. 1884, / aged 56 years. /
mourn not for me my race is run /
Father in Heaven thy will be done /
also of the above / William GRINDON, /
who departed this life Sep. 3rd, 1907, / aged 75 years. /
also of Hannah GRINDON, / their beloved daughter /
who died Aug. 31st 1927, / aged 61 years. /
also Alfred GRINDON, /
who died Jan. 23rd 1951, aged 81 years.
{Stonemasons mark: E & A FRITH. Macclesfield}

Also Contributed
Esther, w/o William GRINDON,
Of Denford, 3 May 1884, 56
William, h, 3 Sept 1907, 75
Hannah, d, 31 Aug 1927, 61
Alfred GRINDON, 23 Jan 1951, 81
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F75. In / memory / of / the late / John GRIFFITHS, /
who died July 26th, 1866, / aged 67 years. /
also / Ann his wife /
who died Sep 9th? 1873, / aged 67 years. /
grieve not, dear friends, we are at rest /
grieve not, dear children for we are blest /
grieve not, dear friends we've left /
a world of care, /
to meet our God to follow us prepare.

Also Contributed
John GRIFFITHS, 26 July 1866, 67
Anne, w, 9 Sept 1875, 67
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F76. In loving memory of / Prudence /
beloved daughter of /
James and Mary HINE / of Horton /
who died Aug 27. 1889 / aged 22 years. /
"gone but not forgotten". /
also the above Mary HINE /
died February 21. 1900, / aged 67 years. /
also the above James HINE /
died March 1. 1900, / aged 78 years. /
in Heaven we hope to meet them /
where our coming they await /
with rapture we shall great them /
when we reach the pearly gate.

Also Contributed
Prudence, d/o James & Mary HINE,
of Horton, 27 Aug 1889, 22
Mary, 21 Feb 1900, 67
James HINE, h/o Mary,
1 March 1900, 78
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F77. In / loving memory of / Harriett /
wife of / William HARVEY, /
of Heakley Hall, / Norton-le-Moors, /
who died Nov. 10. 1898, / aged 64 years. /
her end was peace. / also the above /
William HARVEY /
who died at Bond House Horton /
Nov. 7. 1910, / aged 78 years. /
gone but not forgotten. /
also Samuel / son of the above /
born March 15. 1864 / died Feb. 21. 1932.

Also Contributed
Harriett, w/o William HARVEY,
Of Heakley Hall, Norton-le-Moors,
10 Nov 1898, 64
William Harvey, died at Bond House,
Horton, 7 Nov 1910, 78
Samuel, s, 15 March 1864 - 21 Feb 1932
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F78. To the / fond memory of /
William. / beloved husband of /
Nellie B. HARVEY / of Townsend Farm /
born Dec. 7. 1862 / died Feb. 13 1936. /
"until the day break". /
also William Wilfrid / son of the above /
born July 5. 1897 / died Oct 26. 1970. /
in / loving memory of / Nellie Beatrice /
beloved wife of / William HARVEY. /
born March 30. 1879 / died May 9. 1940. /
& the shadows flee away. /
also Edith / wife of William Wilfrid /
born Nov 21. 1892 / died April 3. 1979. /
rest in peace.

Also Contributed
William, h/o Nellie, B. HARVEY,
of Townsend Farm, 7 Dec 1862 - 13 Feb 1936
Nellie Beatrice, 30 March 1879 - 9 May 1940
Edith, w/o William Wilfrid, 21 Nov 1892 - 3 April 1979
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F79. In loving memory of / John HEATH, /
of Blake House, Horton. /
died Feb. 22. 1911, / aged 62 years. /
also Hannah, his beloved wife /
died Dec. 10. 1900 / aged 50 years. /
also Mary, their daughter /
died Sep. 12. 1895, / aged 15 years. /
Arthur, beloved son of /
Charles & Frances HEATH /
died Oct 12. 1907, aged 15 days /
George, beloved son of /
George & Annie BAILEY, /
died July 29. 1920, aged 15 days. /
(grandsons of the above)

Also Contributed
John HEATH,
Of Blake House, Horton,
22 Feb 1911, 62
Hannah, w, 10 Dec 1900, 50
Mary, d, 12 Sept 1895, 15
Arthur, s/o Charles & Frances HEATH,
12 Oct 1907, 15 days
George, s/o George & Annie BAILEY,
29 July 1920, 15 days
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F80. In / affectionate remembrance /
of the late / Thomas HYDE, /
son of John Kidman and Elizabeth HYDE /
formerly of Rudyard Hotel, /
who died February 1st, 1870, /
in the 21st. year of his age. /
also / Annie Clafina BALL /
daughter of the above /
who died March 20th. 1876, / aged 52 years.
{Stonemasons mark: BARLOW}

Also Contributed
Thomas HYDE, s/o John Kidman & Elizabeth,
Formerly of Rudyard Hotel, 1 Feb 1870, 21
Annie Clafina BALL, d, 26 March 1876, 32
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F81. Sacred to the memory of / Annie /
daughter of Henry & Margaret MASKERY / of Leek, /
who died May 20th 1870 / aged 4 years & 10 months /
my rest is in Heaven / my rest? is not here. /
also the above named Margaret MASKERY /
died June 3rd? 1871 / aged 32? years. /
"her end was peace" /
May daughter of Henry & Ann MASKERY /
died September 1st 1880 / aged 2 years & 3 months /
also the above Henry MASKERY /
died March 2nd 1892. / aged 52? years. /
also Ann, his widow /
died December 15th 1908 / 62 years. /
who were interred at Paterson, New Jersey. USA.

Also Contributed
Annie, d/o Henry & Margaret MASKERY,
Of Leek, 20 May 1870, 4yrs & 10 months
Margaret, w, 3 June 1871, 32
May, d/o Henry & Ann MASKERY,
1 Sept 1880, 2yrs & 3 months
Henry MASKERY, 2 March 1892, 52
Ann, widow, 15 Nov 1908, 62
Who were interred at Peterson
[Paterson], New Jersey, USA
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F82. [weathered/parts diff. to read from photo - errors expected]
Affec??? remembrance / of Elizabeth /
the beloved wife of / Simon Myatt SUMNER? /
of Bank House? Rushton? /
who died Ma? 17th? 18? / aged 47? years /
come with me? all ??? and weary? /
and heavy laden? and I will give you rest? /
also William? son of Simon Myatt /
and Elizabeth SUMNER /
of Bank House Rushton /
who died September 21st? 1876? /
aged 18 years /
the Lord give and the Lord hath /
taken away blessed be the name of /
the Lord /
also the above Simon Myatt SUMNER /
of Bank House Rushton /
who died ??er 4th 1898 / ??aged 81 years. /
his end was peace /
also Mary wife of Edwin? SHIRLEY /
and daughter of the above /
Simon Myatt and Elizabeth SUMNER? /
who died March 1st? 1901? / aged 30 years?

Also Contributed
Elizabeth, w/o Simon Myatt SUMNER,
Of Parkhouse, Rushton, 17 March 1876, 47
William, s/o Simon Myatt & Elizabeth SUMNER,
of Bank House, Rushton, 21 Sept 1876, 18
Simon Myatt SUMNER, of Bankhouse, Rushton,
4 Oct 1898, 81
Mary, w/o Edwin SHIRLEY, and granddaughter,
Simon & Elizabeth SUMNER, 1 March 1901, 30
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F83. In affectionate remembrance of /
James POINTON / of Blackwood House Bank /
who died July 21st 1868 aged 62 years /
dear wife and children be content /
for I to you was only lent; /
the Lord hath only had his due, /
and very soon may call for you. /
also Ann GOODWIN of Rushton, /
daughter of the above, died July 28th 1887 /
aged 54 years. / her end was peace.

Also Contributed
James POINTON of Blacknood House Bank,
21 July 1868, 62
Dear wife and children be content
for I to you was only lent; The Lord
hath only had his due and very soon may
call for you
28 July 1887, 54
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F84. In loving memory of / Herbert /
the beloved son of /
Charles and Harriet ROGERS /
of Steel House Horton. /
who fell asleep in Jesus Nov. 13. 1889 /
aged 9 years. /
"it is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good". /
also the above Harriet ROGERS /
born April 17. 1846, /
fell asleep June 1. 1901. /
"her end was peace". /
also the above Charles ROGERS /
born October 8. 1838, /
fell asleep April 7. 1906. /
"he giveth his beloved sleep".
{Stonemasons mark: FORD}

Also Contributed
Herbert, s/o Charles & Harriet ROGERS,
of Steel House, Horton, 13 Nov 1889, 9yrs
Harriet, 17 April 1846 - 1 June 1901
Charles, 8 Oct 1838 - 7 April 1906
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F85. [laid flat h/stone, most is buried]
In loving memory of / Thomas SIMS /
?? Horton who died April 3. (??) /
aged 54 years /
In the midst of life we are in death. /
also Joseph his son / [insc. buried]

Also Contributed
Thomas SIMS,
Of Horton, 3 April 18**, 54
Joseph, s, 1 March 1895, 33
Ann w, 27 Oct 1910, 85
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F86. Here / lie the remains of John /
STEEL late of ye New Houƒe[House] /
in Horton who departed /
this life July 4th 1771 /
aged 64

Also Contributed
John STEEL,
Of New [House] (Houfe), Horton,
4 July 1771, 64
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F87. The remains of Jeffery /
STEEL late of the Dams Lane /
in this parish? who departed /
this life the 28th day of Jan /
1778 aged 75

Also Contributed
Jeffery STEEL,
Late of Dams Lane, this parish,
28 Jan 1778, 75
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F88. Sacred / to the memory of John STEEL /
late of Horton /
who departed this life /
on the 19th of December 1819 /
aged 75 years.

Also Contributed
John STEEL,
Of Horton, 19 Dec 1819, 75
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F89. Here / lie the remains of /
John STEEL son of Jeffery /
and Hannah STEEL of The /
Hollins who died the 2d of /
November 1757 aged 15 /
mourn not for me my parents dear /
[rest below ground]

Also Contributed
John STEEL,
s/o Jeffery & Hannah, of The Hollins,
2 Nov 1757, 15
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F90. To the memory of /
Richard STEEL and Hannah /
his wife he was interd Janry /
13 1789 aged 62? years /
she March 15 in the same /
year aged 6(3?) years /

Also Contributed
Richard STEEL & Hannah his wife,
Interred 13 Jan 1789, 63
She, 15 March 1789, 67
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F91. IHS / Inscribed / to the memory of /
Hannah SIMCOCK / late of Ridge Field /
in this parish / who departed this life /
on the XXVIIth day of / January. Anno Domini /
M.DCCCXLIX / aged 86 years /
father in Christ / disarms? death

Also Contributed
Hannah SIMCOCK,
Late of Ridgefield,
Departed XXVII, Jan AD M,DCCCXLIX
Aged 86
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F92. In memory / of Mary wife of John /
SIMCOCK died 17th Feby / 1800 aged 77. /
behold me, you that here paƒs by /
as you are now so once was I, /
as I am now so must you be, /
therefore prepare to follow me. /

Also Contributed
Mary, w/o John SIMCOCK,
17 Feb 1800, 77
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F93. In loving memory of / Rebecca /
wife of David SMITH, / late of Gratton /
died July 17th 1845, / aged 39 years. /
also the above David SMITH, /
died August 17th 1887 / aged 84 years. /
my flesh and my heart faileth /
but God is the strenght? of my heart /
and my (???) for ever

Also Contributed
Rebecca, w/o David SMITH,
late of Gratton, 17 July 1845, 39
David, 17 Aug 1887, 84
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F94. In / loving memory of /
Honor / the beloved wife of /
Charles TURNER / of Fairboroughs. /
who died July 24. 1889 / aged 84 years. /
"thy will be done". /
also the above / Charles TURNER /
who died Dec. 25th 1902, / aged 93 years. /
also Charles, / son of the above /
who died April 14th 1936, / aged 90 years. /
at rest.

Also Contributed
Honor, w/o Charles TURNER,
of Fairboroughs,
24 July 1880, 84
Charles, 25 Dec 1902, 93
Charles, s, 14 April 1936, 90
[Note: "of Fairboroughs" added 22 Aug 2004]
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F95. Thomas WOOLLISCROFT / of The Harracles, /
who died July 17th, 1878 / aged 69 years. /
also Betty / wife of the above /
who died Sep: 8th, 1901, / aged 81 years. /
John second son of / Thomas and Bessy* /
[* Stonemason changed to Betty]
WOOLLISCROFT, / of The Harracles, / who died /
November 29th 1871, / aged 18 years. /
In the midst of life / we are in death. /
also Ralph / their son /
died Dec. 15th 1937 / aged 75 years.
{Stonemasons mark: RATCLIFFE, Leek}

Also Contributed
Thomas WOOLLISCROFT,
of The Harracles, 17 July 1878, 69
Betty, wm 8 Sept 1901, 81
John, 2nd s, of
Thomas & Bessy,
[the "S's" have been replaced with a "t"]
of The Harracles, 29 Nov 1871, 18
Ralph, s, 15 Dec 1937, 75
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F96. In / loving memory of / Thomas WOOLLISCROFT /
of Harracles Hall. /
born March 26th 1847 / died March 6th 1912. /
also John William, his son /
died Oct 24th 1885, / aged 1 month. / also /
Tom Brookes WOOLLISCROFT / his son /
died Nov. 7th 1930 / aged 51 years. /
also Ellen / beloved wife of the above /
Thomas WOOLLISCROFT /
died April 28th 1931 / aged 83 years. /
"thy will be done".

Also Contributed
Thomas WOOLLISCROFT,
of Harracles Hall,
26 March 1847 - 6 March 1912
John William, s, 24 Oct 1855, 1 month
Tom Brookes WOOLLISCROFT, his son,
7 Nov 1930, 51
Ellen, w/o the above Thomas,
28 April 1831, 83
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F97. In loving memory of / Rebecca, /
wife of George WHISTON, /
of Horton Hay House, /
born November 3rd 1844, /
died March 20th 1886, /
also Elizabeth Ann, daughter of the above /
born September 27th 1868, /
died September 14th 1889. /
"in life beloved in death lamented". /
also Ann RATCLIFFE, sister of the above Rebecca /
born July 26th 1828, died July 15th 1895. /
"gone, but not forgotten" /
also the above George WHISTON, /
born Nov. 17th 1848, died April 12th 1902. /
"not dead but sleeping".
{Stonemasons mark: COTTREL Biddulph}

Also Contributed
Rebecca WHISTON,
of Horton Hay House,
3 Nov 1844 - 20 Nov 1886
Elizabeth Ann, d, 27 Sept 1868 - 14 Dec 1889
Ann RATCLIFFE, sister of Rebecca,
26 July 1828 - 15 July 1895
George WHISTON, 17 Nov 1848 - 12 April 1902
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

F98. In / memory of / Mary Ann wife of /
James YATES / of Gratton /
who died September 8th /
1840 aged 37 years. /
also / Mary Ann their /
daughter died October 15th /
1850 aged 22 years. /
also Selina their /
daughter died April 5th /
1854 aged 19 years. /
also / Samuel their son /
who died April 20th 1858 /
aged 27 years. /
also James their son /
who died June 29th 1858 /
aged 18 years.

Also Contributed
Mary Ann, w/o James YATES of Gratton,
8 Sept 1840, 37
Mary Ann, d, 15 Oct 1850, 22
Selina, d, 5 April 1854, 19
Samuel, s, 20 April 1858, 27
James, s, 29 Jan 1858, 18
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 21st August 2008.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
G1. Sacred / to the memory of / Mary, wife of /
Thomas Boulton ARMITT, / of Cheadle, /
in the County of Stafford. /
who departed this life, /
December the 6th 1850, / aged 66 years. /
rest in peace, / rise with joy, /
reign in glory.

G2. In memory of / Elizabeth BROOKS /
who departed this life /
October 18th 1798 / aged 67 years.

Also Contributed
Elizabeth BROOKS, 18 Oct 1788 (or 1798), 67
[Ed: transcribed with the following, which
is apparently a separate stone - q.v. F24 below]

John, s/o John & Hannah GREATBATCH,
4 March ****, 6yrs
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G3. In affectionate remembrance / of / Samuel CARLISLE, /
late of the / Crown Inn Horton /
who died September 29th, 1850, / aged 77 years. /
also Betty his wife, /
died January 14th 1879, / aged 76 years. /
also Ann their daughter, /
died September 7th 1858, / aged 31 years, /
thy will / be / done

G4. Erected / in memory / of / John CROMPTON / of Dunwood /
who died March 30th / 1852 / aged 63 years. /
also / in memory / of / Charlotte CROMPTON / his wife /
who died May 25th 1851 / aged 36 years.

G5. In memory of / Thomas CROMPTON late of Horton /
died March 20th 1829 aged 75. /
also Thomas BOON his grand /
son who died in his infancy. /
also John CROPTON died Septr /
20th 1830 aged 2 years / an 4 months. /
also Ann wife of the above /
Thomas CROMPTON died Jany 23rd / 1837 aged 81. /
[next section weathered]
also Ann CROMTON their grandaugh /
[weathered - does seem to be "grandaugh"].
died Jany 12?? ??43? aged 13 years /
prepare to meet thy God.

G6. [weathered, diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
Here / lieth the remains of / Sarah wife of Thomas /
CROMPTON who died (20?) / (Nov?) 1796 aged (58?) / years /
alfo (two children?) / ???? of Thoma? ?? / Sarah CROMPTON /
Sarah? died? / 1795 aged? ? years? /
William died ?4 of (July?) / 1796 aged 1? month /
in / memory of / Thomas CROMPTON / late of (Stanlow?) /
who died Sept 18?th /
in the year of our Lord / ?? aged (59?) years. /
Mary TURNER / their daughter died Sept? 9? /
1863 aged 74 years. / [cannot read next section]
??? (CROMPTON?) / aged 74?

G7. Here / lieth the remains / of Mary daughter /
of William and Mary / [next reads "othy"] -
othy CROMPTON late / of Blackwoodhill who /
departed this life / the 10 June 1800 / aged 8 years.
also / the aforesaid / William CROMPTON /
died October 28th / 1823 aged 72 years /
Dorothy his wife /
died May 18th 1824 / aged 69 years. /

G8. [weathered / diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
Sacred to the memory /
of Abraham IBBS late of (Rushton Spencer?) /
who departed this life July [?] [1804?] / aged 78 years /
with deepest thoughts spectator view thy fate /
thus? mortals pafs to an (imortal state?) /
(???? happy they who at theh latest hour?) /
(can? bid? defiance? to deaths fatal power?) /
Ann wife of the above Abraham /
IBBS died Dec 13th 1826 / aged 92 years /
(here free from pain and ?? forever /
such is the glorious privileg ?? ??)

G9. Sacred / to the memory of / Mary LOCKETT of Lower Foxer? /
who departed this life / the (27th?) of March 18(38?) /
aged 61 years /
afflictions sore a long time I bore /
physicians were in vain /
till God did please to give him ease /
and take away ? Pain. /
William LOCKET late of Dilh??? /
who departed this life /
the 18th? day of September 1851? / aged 88 years /
also Hannah BOSTOCK / formerly of (Bed Earth)? /
who died December 19?th (1814?) / aged 86 years. /
peace perfect peace

Hugh MEAR / late of White Chimneys /
died March 16 1814? aged 82? years /
also Hugh his son died /
December 16. 1791 /
in the 29 year of his age

G10. Here / lieth the remains of Joice /
NIXON wife of James NIXON, /
of Harpers Gate who departed /
this life 8th April 1822 aged 27. /
kind angels watch the sleeping dust, /
till Jesus comes to raise the just, /
then may she wake in sweet surprise, /
and our saviours image rise.

G11. [diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
Sacred to the / memory of / Hannah, /
wife of George RIDER of / Harpers? Gate, /
who departed this life May 21. 1848 / aged 56 years. /
my youth was like a rose or a flower in a meadow /
I flourished for time and vanished like a shadow /
a loving couple death did part /
with grief unto each others heart /
we hope through Christ to meet again /
[that free a ??? of grief and pain?] /
also the above George RIDER /
who died August 19th 1871 / aged 77? years

G12. In memory of / John son of Thomas & / Elizabeth RIDER of /
Harpers Gate who died May 4th / 1810 aged 24 years. /
how sudden and how awful was the stroke /
by which the slender thread of life was broke /
o may this admonition teach us all /
how frail is man how unforeseen his fall.

G13. [weathered / moss lichen discoloured / errors expected]
In memory of / Joseph / son of George & Hannah /
RIDER of Harpers Gate who /
died June 21st 1843 aged 24 / years /
death. what a soleren ??? to all / what ???????? /
we just arose? ?? ??? fall / to mix? with? oart? ?? ?ain /
?? / ?? (1861?) / aged 4? years

G14. [weathered / moss lichen discoloured / errors expected]
Sacred to the memory of / Thomas RIDER /
of Harpers-Gate, who died /
August 3rd 1830; aged 71 years / also /
Elizabeth his wife died April /
17th 1829 aged 77 years. /
their flesh shall s?? be??m? the ground /
till the last trumpets joyful sound; /
then burst their? ?? with sweet surprise /
and in their saviours image? rise.?

G15. [laid flat stone / heavily overgrown /
weathered / diff. to read / errors expected]

Here / lieth the remains of Will?? /
(?rinely?) [BRINDLEY?] of Horton who d?? /
this life February 6th ?? / aged [76?] years /
(? also the sighs of ?) /
?rmett daught? / ?nn ARMETT /
??gust 12th 18?? / ?8 years

G16. [weathered / moss lichen covered / can only
make out small portion of inscription]

Here / ?? / Mary CROMPTON of ? /
?? of Horton who de /
parted this life January / 12 1784 aged 6 years

G17. [weathered / moss lichen covered / can only make
out small "portions" of inscription from photo]

LOCKETT / also Elizabeth wife of ?? /
John LOCKETT of ? /
December /
also the above / ? / ? LOCKETT? ?? / January 3[?] 1871

G18. [weathered / diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
in / memory of William son of William /
& Jane WHEELDON who died Sep 4 1799 /
in his 6th year of his age /
William WHEELDON his father /
died June 21? 179[1?] aged 64 /
Jane wife of the above named / William WHEELDON /
who died (March?) 1804? / aged 69?
[rest cannot read]

G19. Near / this place lies interred /
John WHYTALL late of y[e] /
Afhes [The Ashes?]
April the 3d. 1775 / aged 52 /
he was ye firft that there did lie /
to feed ye poor did not deny /
a loving hufband & fincere friend /
was a tender parent to his end

G20. Erected / in memory of / Isaac AINSWORTH, /
late of Bournfields, in this parish, /
who died August 18th 1853, / aged 73 years. /
honest industrious and sincere, /
a faithfull friend is lying here. /
oh, my his soul have found its rest; /
through Jesus blood for ever blest. /
reader prepare to meet thy God, /
also Jane AINSWORTH, / wife of the above /
who died May 18th, 1867, aged 77 years.

Also Contributed
Isaac AINSWORTH,
late of Bournfield, this parish,
18 Aug 1855, 75
Jane, w, 18 May 1867, 77
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G21. Sacred / to the memory of /
James BAILEY who died October 25 / 1825 / aged 55 years. /
this stone was placed here by John CHALLENOR, /
of Overton late of the Bail? [The Rails?] in this parish in whose /
house he was living at the time of his decease. /
where he had been an industrious and faithful /
servant to his ancestors for forty six years.
[Ed: The Rails - on the west side of Horton Hay, so
called from the fence that enclosed the hay in the early 15th century.
Ref: 'Horton', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 7:
Leek and the Moorlands (1996), pp. 65-77. URL:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22909]


Also Contributed
James BAILEY, 6 Oct 1825, 55
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G22. In memory of / Sarah / CROMPTON / of Horton, who /
died Feby 6th? 1857 / aged 15 years /
in / memory of / Peter CROMPTON /
of Horton, who died, /
Jany 11th 1857 / aged 56 years. /
blessed are the dead, which /
die in the Lord.

Also Contributed
Sarah CROMPTON of Horton,
6 Feb 1857, 15
Peter CROMPTON, 11 Jan 1857, 56
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G23. Time and death shall be no more /
here / lieth the body of / Hannah wife of John /
GREATBATCH who / departed this life /
the 22 of November / [r "above" the e]
1804 aged 52 years. /
also / the aforesaid John / GREATBATCH died /
Octr. 6.1831, aged 79. /
long did I mourn for my three children dear, /
with many a bitter sigh and briny tear, /
till worn with grief and sad afflicting pain, /
my duft (returned?) unto the duft again, /
in hopes with them to meet the prince of peace, /
where heavenly joys triumphant never ceafe.

Also Contributed
Hannah, w/o John GREATBATCH,
22 Nov 1804, 52
John, 6 Oct 1831, 79
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G24. [weathered / diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
in / memory of John son of John and /
Hannah GREATBATCH who departed /
this life the 4? of March (missing) / aged 16 years /
my fleeting (moment's) swift did pa?? /
my glafs was quickly run /
my life (decay'd?) like (tender?) grafs. /
when (eut?) before the sun. /
my parents in my prime I did leave /
and died in faith and hope sincere /
that Christ would me? receive
[more inscription / but unreadable / ground level].

Also Contributed
Elizabeth BROOKS, 18 Oct 1788, 67
John, s/o John & Hannah GREATBATCH,
4 March ****, 6yrs [q.v. Grave F2 above]
[Auth: This stone is jammed in between two others,
plus a small tree covering some of the inscription]

[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G25. Here / lie the remains of Jane wife / of Thomas MEAYKIN /
of Phillipshay, who departed /
this life December the 24th 1790 / aged 68. /
also George MEAYKIN son /
of the above died June 1st 1807 / aged 42 years. /
also 3 of his children who / died young. /
also George HAMBLETON of Leek /
died November 6th 1868, aged 68 years. /
and was interred in St. Lukes Churchyard Leek /
also Sarah, his wife died Augt. 1st 1878 / aged 89 years. /
also Charles COPE of Leek, /
died September 6th? 1888 aged 76 years.

Also Contributed
Jane, w/o Thomas MEAKIN,
Of Phillipshay, 24 Dec 1790, 68
George MEAYKIN, s, 1 June 1807, 42
Also his children who died young
George HAMBLETON,
Of Leek, 6 Nov 1868, 68
Interred in St Lukes Churchyard, Leek,
Sarah, his wife, 1 Aug 1878, 89
Charles COPE of Leek,
6 Sept 1888, 76
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

G26. In memory of / William READ, /
of Thorntree in the parish of Leek. /
who died Sep. 11th 1858; aged 73 years. /
also of George READ his son, who /
died Sep. 21st 1841; aged 4 years. /
also of Sarah, his wife /
who died Dec. 18th 1902, aged 85 years. /
thy will be done.

Also Contributed
William READ,
Of Thorntree, parish of Leek,
11 Sept 1858, 73
George, s, 21 Sept 1841, 4yrs
Sarah, w, 18 Dec 1902, 85
[Alf Beard: 15 May 2003]

Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 28th November 2008.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
H1. [weathered, diff. to read from photo / errors expected]
Here / lie the remains of Aaron ??? /
Thomas and Sarah BALL who died /
March 2nd 1803 aged (4?) years /
alfo Sarah their daughter died 2? /
of July 1822 aged 27 years /
in love I lived in peace I dy'd /
???ed life but God denyed. /
??ly blooming youth, he whould def?? /
and send me to a better place. /
Sarah BALL their mother /
died May 7th 1832. aged 64 years. /
Thomas BALL (their?) /
?? who? died (Jan 25?) A?D? / aged 84

H2. [old f=s]
In memory of / Hannah daughter of /
Thomas & Ann BOFSEN [BOSSEN) /
of Horton Hay who died /
July 24th. 1789 aged 2 years. /
also Ann BOFSEN [BOSSEN] her mother /
died October 15. 1808 aged 62. /
yo young & gay, that here pafs by, /
prepare to meet your doom /
??sist not death tis vain to fly, /
??[more, but below ground level]

H3. Sacred / to the memory of / James - BOSSEN /
late of Horton Hay / who departed this life /
April 4th. 1833 aged 27 years. /
in love I lived, in peace I died, /
I craved life but was deny'd, /
my blooming youth God did de??? /
?? to a better place.

H4. Sacred / to the memory of /
Thomas BOFSEN [BOSSEN] of Hortonhay /
who departed this life /
June 7th 1812 aged 69 years. /
alas. how frail is mortal man, /
his time on earth is but a span: /
then look and learn as you pas by /
??[more, but below ground level]

H5. In / memory of / Thomas BOSSON /
of Steel-House Horton /
who died Sepr 27, 1857 / aged 85 years. /
also of / Mary BOSSON / wife of the above, who /
died, Octr 8th 1863, / aged 87 years. /
we never more on earth shall meet /
again to hold communion sweet; /
we hope to meet on that blest shore /
where farewell words are heard / no more.

H6. In memory of / Sarah Anne / daughter of /
Daniel and Mary BRADLEY / of Horton /
who died August 4th 1857 / aged 16 years. /
also the above Daniel BRADLEY /
died March 2(6?) 1883 / aged 8(2?) years. /
also the above Mary BRADLEY /
died December 2(9th?) 1885 / aged 85 years. /
"blessed are the dead which die in the Lord".

H7. In memory of / George READE, /
late of Bradshaw, who /
died (J?) ???? rd 1851
[eroded / rest of inscription missing]

H8. In memory of / Ralph son of William and /
Ann BROOKS who departed /
this life Ap?? (19th? 1801?) aged 27 /
[epitaph weathered / eroded / best try from image. . .]
all you that ??? his ?? /
you see ?? ? I was ? / R??? ?ne ?ake ??

H9. [weathered, can only read small portion / errors expected]
here / lieth the remains of Ralph BROOKES /
late of Lady? ?? (who departed?) / (this life?) ?? / ??

H10. Here / lieth the remains of Dorothy /
wife of William BROOKES /
interred Jan. the 17th 1784 / aged 75

H11. Here / lieth the remains of Will. /
BROOKES. Late of Bankend /
who died Oct 22d. 1776 / aged 70

H12. In memory of / Ann, / wife of Samuel CLEWES, /
of Mount Pleasant Lask Edge in this parish /
who departed this life March 26th. 1859, /
aged 66 years. /
"blessed are the dead which die in the Lord /
from henceforth: yea, saith the ??t that they /
may rest from their labours; and their works /
do follow them". /
also the above Samuel CLEWES, /
who departed this life April 16th 1883 /
aged 87 years. /
thy will be done.
{Stonemasons mark: CLEWES, Hanley}

H13. [weathered / moss & lichen discoloured / errors expected]
In / memory of / Hannah FERNYHOUGH, /
wife of John FERNYHOUGH, / of Heath House /
who died December? 16th? 1858 / aged 47 years. /
"his end was peace". /
also Ann FERNYHOUGH her daughter /
who died ??y ?th 1873 / aged ?3 years.

H14. [horizontal laid stone / heavily overgrown /
weathered / diff. to read / errors expected]

?mory of / ?? widow a? / ?? of Richard a? /
?? GOODWINE? / ? who died ?? /
?? 1769 / aged 67

H15. [horizontal laid stone / heavily overgrown /
weathered / diff. to read / errors expected]

?? and glorious resurrection ?? /
?e lies the mortal remains of /
??? GOODWIN late of Green House /
who departed his life August 1799? /
aged 78 also Mary his wife /
who departed this life August (3rd?) /
1807? aged 73? years. /
in God above ? ? / to rise in number with the just /
also in memory of Mary CROMP?? /
whose daughter Hannah adopted ?? /
?hy the above named Simon GOODWIN /
??ried James MYALL (MYATT?) of (Shackley Hall?) /
?? (10th?) ???

H16. [old f=s \ weathered \ moss \ lichen covered\
can only make out small portion of epitaph]

Here / lies the remains of /
Ralph HAMMERFLEY [HAMMERSLEY] who /
departed this life April / the 1 1777 aged 17. /
the Lord wa? ?? deny time /
when I was (young?) (and in my?) prime / and ?? ?? of

H17. Erected / in memory of Ursula, /
daughter of / John and Ursula HODGSKISS, /
of Blackwood, in this parish, /
who died October 9. 1858, / aged 3 years. /
called away; / the little maiden of our love, /
flower of the angel flock above, /
the sweetest child of all seven /
a keepsake sent from earth to ???

H18. [old f=s]
Ann / wife of John FROFT [FROST] was /
interred June 11th 1784? / aged 66 /
weep not for me my husband dear /
I am not dead but fleeping here /
my debt is paid my grave you fee, /
stay but a while youl come to me.

H19. [old f=s / eroded / most of the inscription missing]
?? / lie the ?? ?? Martha / wife ??? ??ctor of /
Hor ?? ?? 18? / ?? son of ?? /
dear ?? ? / your ?? e the dead ?? /
our car?? ??ubles paft / and ?? ?? at laft.

H20. To / the memory of / John NEEDHAM late of / Goodcott? /
who departed this life /
the 30th day of June 1818 / aged 71 years. /
[epitaph weathered / errors expected]
he hated falsehood ninean? disguise /
and lov'd the thing that ???t /
his honour in? his? ?? ust /
and here remain his dust

H21. Sacred / to the memory / of /
Sarah wife of John NEEDHAM /
of Shuttershaw Farm Horton /
who died May 22nd 1849 / aged 44 years. /
afflictions sore a long time I bore /
physicians were in vain /
till death gave ease, when God did please /
and free'd me from my Pain. /
also the above John NEEDHAM /
who died November 13th 1875 / aged 75 years. /
a loving father true and kind /
he was to us heart and mind /
a faithful father too as well /
while he on earth with us did dwell. /
also Mary Ann, wife of James BURNETT. /
of Gutter Farm, Ipstones, /
and daughter of the above, /
who died July 7th 1891 aged 64 years. /
thy voice is now silent, thy heart is now cold; /
where thy smile and thy welcome oft met us of old, /
we miss thee wee mourn thee, in silence unseen, /
and dwell on the memory of joys that have been. /
also of Charles NEEDHAM, of Horton /
who died June 18th 1904, aged 75 years.

H22. old f=s / horizontal laid stone / heavily overgrown /
weathered / diff. to read / errors expected]

Here / lieth the body of Thomas /
PA??ON (PATTON?) (POINTON?) of The Afshes [Ashes] in the /
parifh of (teck?) (Leek?) who departed /
?? life September the ?? / Anno Dom 1718 / aged 64

H23. In memory of / Thomas POINTON of Leek, /
who died February 16 18?8 / aged 71 years, /
also of Sarah POINTON his wife /
who died February (21?) 1865? /
aged 90 years and 10 months.

H24. [old f=s / epitaph weathered / errors expected]
Sacred / to the memory of Catharine /
wife of William POINTON /
died September 8 1814 / aged 24 years. /
my fleeting moments ?? did pass /
my life decay like tender grafs /
when cut before the sun /
my husband & my children dear /
I in my prime did leave /
and died in faith & hope sincere /
that Christ ?? ?? /
alfo John? her son who died / ??

Also Contributed
Sacred / to the memory of Cathar? [missing] /
wife of William POINTON /
died September 8 1814 / aged 24 years / my . . . /
[abt 8 lines to weathered to read from photo, could be epitaph]
also James their son who died . . . / [rest below ground]
[Derek Scragg: 28 Feb 2008]

H25. In memory of / Elizabeth RATHBONE /
late of Bolton Lancashire /
who died the 9th of Feby. / 1805 aged 73.

H26. To the memory / of Elizabeth READ daughter /
of Joseph and Martha READ /
who departed this life May 8. /
1813 aged 21 years. /
also the above Joseph READ /
late of Cowhay departed this /
life Jany 20. 1819 aged 55 years. /
also Hannah GEE their /
daughter departed this life
? [rest below ground level]

H27. [horizontal laid stone / heavily overgrown /
weathered / diff. to read / errors expected]

to / the memory of / Hannah /
wife of (John?) SIMCOCK /
of (Gadsell?) Bank who died /
April 2nd 1860 aged ?? years. /
also the above John SIMCOCK /
who died March 2nd 1864 / aged 91 years. /
prepare to meet thy God

H28. Sacred / to the memory of /
Olive the beloved wife of Ralph /
SIMCOCK of Biddulph Parish, who /
died March 26th 1861 aged 33 years /
then when on earth I breath no more /
the prayers often mixt with tears I sing /
upon a happy shore. thy will be done.

H29. [horizontal laid stone / weathered & diff.
to read / errors expected]

?? / ?? / ?? / Horton who departed this /
life ?? (1835?) aged (14?) years /
Mary his second wife /
died January (31?) 1853?) / aged 60 years. /
(Ralph?) son of the above / ?? Sarah (SIMSTER?) /
died September 21 (1839?) / aged (27?) years /
?? ?? Thomas SIMSTER /
died January 19th (1875?) / aged 85 years.
??[cannot read epitaph from photo]

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