Some Memorial Inscriptions - Ipstones, Staffordshire
St Leonard's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st December 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. William Henry HUGHS, 16 Oct 1976, 80
Kate, 20 Jan 1968, 69

A2. James HUGHS of High Street, Ipstones,
8 Sept 1934, 69
Charlotte, 8 March 1929, 67

A3. John HUGHS, 31 Jan 1945, 74
Harriet Ann, w, 13 Dec 1937, 68

A4. Samuel Kay JOHNSON, Marie Croft, Ipstones,
8 Nov 1942, 68
Jane, w, 31 May 1960, 79

A5. Ralph ALCOCK, 25 April 1973, 76
Mary Elizabeth,
9 Jan 1990, 92

A6. May Jane SALT, w/o Montague,
13 June 1958, 77
Montague Samuel SALT,
21 April 1962, 84

A7. George COPE of Upper Ladymeadows Farm,
Ipstones Edge, 9 May 1957, 76
Frederick COPE, brother, late of
Cross-Roads Cottages, Ipstones Edge,
3 Dec 1971, 82

A8. Frederick COPE, 10 May 1979, 72
Ann, 30 Jan 1980, 61

A9. Susan HART of Sycamors, Ipstones,
10 April 1976, 79
John David, M.M., 4 Dec 1977, 84

A10. In Memory of the two wives of
James Yates COPE of Stanley House, Ipstones
Mary Ann BOULD, 27 March 1875, 31
Mary Ann COPESTICK, 18 Sept 1906, 1842
James Yates COPE, 20 July 1910, 70
Same Grave
Mary HODGKENSON,
11 March 1868 - 15 Aug 1942
Henry Thomas HODGKENSON, h,
18 Feb 1862 - 9 Oct 1945
Ivy, d, 1896 - 1976

A11. Elizabeth COPE, of Greenhills Farm,
30 Nov 1924, 89

A12. Mary Jane, w/o William THORLEY,
of Normacot, 24 April 1918, 42
James Thomas, s/o George T. & Mary L. HUGHS,
14 March 1920, 10 months
Mary Alice, d, 27 April 1922, 13 months

A13. Roger Oakden, s/o John & Elizabeh,
25 April 1836, 43
Elizabeth, 7 Dec 1830, 57

A14. Ellen OAKDEN, d/o John & Elizabeth,
10 Jan 1789, 17
Mary, d, 26 Aug 1799, 12
John, s, 3 Sept 1789, 24

A15. John OAKDEN of Ipstones,
16 Dec 1828, 80

A16. James COPE, s/o James & Nancy,
And h/o Edith of Ipstone Hedge,
17 Feb 1835 2* [looks like] (29)

A17. Ellen COPE, w/o Henry,
of Ipstones Park, 21 Dec 1850, 30

A18. Matilda COPE, d/o John & Margaret COPE,
10 Feb 1852, 1 yr & 8 months
John, s, 17 Oct 1852, 5yrs
James, s, 31 Dec 1862, 9yrs
Ellen, d, 2 Nov 1873, 14yrs

A19. Hannah COPE, d/o Thomas & Hannah,
Aged XXVIII, late of Bottom Houses,
July XII, MDCCOHM
Elizabeth, d, 29 Sept 1855, 24
[Ed: year as recorded is invalid - doesn't
compute to a Roman Numeral]


A20. Simon JOHNSON, 2 Sept 1875, 66

A21. Olive COPE of Blakelow,
8 Feb 1909, 60
George, h, 24 Nov 1935, 88

A22. Sarah Jane COPE, of Throstle Nest, Bradnop,
25 Feb 1920, 70
Henry, h, 9 Oct 1929, 79

A23. Ann COPE, of Lady Meadows, Ipstones,
10 Aug 1841 - 10 Nov 1900

A24. Thomas WESTON of Manor Farm, Ipstones,
21 Oct 1905, 67
Martha, w, 29 May 1899, 53

A25. James T.P. BYATT,
14 Oct 1963, 60
Martha Ann, w, 7 Feb 1981, 79

A26. William JOHNSON, of Noon-Sun, Ipstones,
1 March 1900, 68
Eliza, w, 16 March 1914, 66

A27. Charles COPE, 11 Feb 1890, 43
Mary Ellen, d, 25 Dec 1882, 17
Elizabeth, w, 30 Dec 1914, 69

A28. James SALT, 18 Cromwell Terrace, Leek,
3 Aug 1964, 66
Alice, 4 March 1979, 77

A29. Joseph Victor EYRE,
27 Dec 1969, 56
Winifred, w, 18 July 1982, 62

A30. Pte William CRITCHLOW,
2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers,
s/o Ralph & Mary Ann of Whites Place, Ipstones,
died of wounds, 7 May 1917, 29
Interred in Das Duisans British Cemetery,
Etrum, France
Mary Ann, 1 Oct 1941, 81
Ralph, 28 Nov 1948, 87
William Edwin, grandson and
S/o Edwin & Ann HOWSON,
28 July 1919, 2yrs & 6 months
Ralph HOWSON, grandson,
16 June 1932, 12

A31. James CRITCHLOW of Shopcliffe Hall,
16 Feb 1885, 65
Mary, w, of Pinwall Grange,
11 Dec 1893, 69

A32. Sarah Ann, w/o Joseph HAYWOOD,
25 April 1899, 50
Joseph HAYWOOD,
22 Feb 1918, 82

A33. Edith Ellen, w/o John HAYWOOD,
23 Feb 1905, 35
John BONE, 4 May 1904, 76
John DEAN, 26 Jan 1895, 77
Elizabeth, w, 15 March 1899, 72

A34. Rowland ROACH, of The Limes, Ipstones,
6 Aug 1896, 90

A35. Mary, w/o John JOHNSON,
of Foxt, Blacksmith, 12 Nov 1816, 49
Mary, d, 22 March 1822, 21

A36. John, s/o John & Catherine JOHNSON,
3 Feb 1841, 22
George, s, 14 Nov 1843, 23
Hannah, d, 12 March 1845, 8yrs

A37. Hannah, w/o Luke SMITH,
18 July 1861, 34

A38. Elizabeth SMITH, d/o John & Mary SMITH,
of Bradnop, 24 March 1875, 21
Thomas, s, 16 July 1876, 23

A39. Ann, d/o John & Jane JOHNSON,
of Clough Head, 19 April 1864, 21
John, s, 9 June 1845, 9months
Olive, d, 22 Nov 1852, 2days
Jane, d, 25 April 1854, 11 months
[Ed: NB there are two places named 'Clough Head' in STS:
in Meerbrook (SJ975645) and in Warslow (SK08559)]


A40. Fanny, d/o William & Joyce BEARD,
25 May 1806, 18

A41. Eliza, d/o John & Mary JOHNSON, of Ipstones,
25 March 1816, 7yrs
Edith, 11 May 1820, 3yrs & 11 months
James, s, 16 April 1820, 16yrs
Emma, d, 3 Feb 1833, 5yrs
Sarah, 22 Nov 1834, 11yrs

A42. Reginald SHAW, 10 Feb 2000, 93
Beatrice Alice, 30 Oct 1984, 77

A43. Alfred JOHNSON,
9 April 1906 - 26 May 1983

A44. Stanley JOHNSON,
9 April 1990, 85
Mary, w, 17 March 1995, 88

A45. Thomas JOHNSON, of Foxt,
10 May 1898, 76

A46. Zechariah BEARD, 14 March 1908, 78
Hannah, w, 31 March 1923, 93

A47. Elsie Mary, Thomas & Albert SALT,
all died in infancy
Harry SALT, uncle, 2 May 1933, 67

A48. Arthur JOHNSON, Railway Cottage, Ipstones,
4 Aug 1922, 52
Harriet, w, 20 Dec 1944, 74

A49. Kenneth, s/o Thomas & Ann JOHNSON,
23 Jan 1926, 14 months
Thomas, 29 Feb 1972, 72
Ann, w, 9 Jan 1984, 84

A50. John BEARD of High Street, Ipstones,
2 Oct 1922, 68

A51. George JOHNSON, 25 Aug 1911, 85
Hannah, w, 26 May 1906, 73
Thomas, s, 25 May 1892, 25

A52. Joseph JOHNSON,
17 May 1865 - 3 Sept 1888
William, 24 Sept 1871 - 31 July 1888
Richard, 6 Sept 1876 - 6 May 1890
Parents, George & Hannah JOHNSON

A53. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas HEATH,
28 Nov 1854 - 9 Oct 1903
Alice Maud, d, 3 Jan 1894, 1yr & 8 months
Thomas Henry, s, 14 June 1895, 6 months
Thomas, 24 Sept 1938, 84

A54. Henry JOHNSON of Ipstones Edge,
Aged 49

A55. William JOHNSON of Hope Stone,
5 March 1884, 71
Elizabeth, w, 6 Jan 1910, 87

A56. Joseph SMITH, 11 Sept 1925, 75#
Elizabeth of Wooley Farm, Onecote,
17 Feb 1901, 40

A57. Harry JOHNSON, 9 Sept 1965, 75
Rachel, 23 Dec 1976, 84

A58. James HEATH, Bradshaw Farm, Ipstones,
24 Oct 1941, 78
Emma, w, 8 March 1950, 79

A59. Mary MASSEY, d/o Samuel & Grace,
19 Sept 1763, 36

A60. Elizabeth MASSEY, 15 June 1769, 63
John MASSEY, 27 Sept 1944, 84

A61. Samuel WARDLE of Greenhill, Ipstones Edge,
17 May 1915, 49
Eliza, 29 Sept 1946, 80
Samuel, s, 15 May 1987, 92

A62. Annie WARDLE, 2 Dec 1901, 74
Charles, 13 May 1908, 83

A63. Samuel MASSEY, s/o Edwin & Caroline,
26 June 1902, 7yrs
Edwin MASSEY, 13 Aug 1916, 39
Caroline, 7 Nov 1931, 712
William Henry, s, 27 May 1930, 25

A64. Harriet FINNEY, 22 Sept 1985, 88

A65. Thomas MASSEY of Park Gate, Ipstones Edge,
10 Sept 1907, 52
Caroline, 21 April 1912, 83

A66. Samuel Massey WARDLE of Lady Meadow,
12 Sept 1891, 67
Mary, w, 4 Dec 1900, 67
Margaret, d, 4 Nov 1891, 23

A67. Samuel WARDLE of White House,
29 March 1882, 82

A68. Ann FINNEY of Lawn Farm,
Winkhill, 20 Jan 1944, 86
George, 12 Nov 1903, 53

A69. Nancy MASSEY, d/o Samuel & Nancy,
of Ipstones Edge, 22 July 1797, 19

A70. Nancy, w/o Joshua WARDLE,
late of Ipstones, 16 April 1837, 49

A71. William WARDLE, late of Lady Meadows,
of this parish, 4 Feb 1834, 58

A72. William, s/o William WARDLE & Mary,
8 June 1757, 24

A73. John WARDLE of Lady Meadows,
4 May 1876, 77
Ann, w, 11 Oct 1875, 74

A74. Thomas, s/o John & Ann WARDLE,
15 Feb 1847, 20
John, s, 31 Aug 1848, 26

A75. Samuel MASSEY, s/o Samuel Massey WARDLE,
of Wetley Rocks, 14 Sept 1862, 5yrs
Catherine, d, 6 Oct 1865, 1yr & 7 months
John, s, 18 Jan 1868, 3yrs
Samuel, 23 Jan 1868, 3 months

A76. Millicent WARDLE, w/o Thomas,
15 Aug 1838, 53

A77. James WARDLE, s/o James & Sarah,
of this parish, 22 Sept 1837, 29

A78. James PAYSER,
8 Jan 1843, 75
James, s, 28 March 1839, 36

A79. Jane MASSEY, w/o Robert of this parish,
16 Dec 1874, 36

A80. George Henry WARDLE, s/o Hannah & Samuel,
of White House, 12 April 1875, 23
Hannah, 17 Nov 1875, 68

A81. James WARDLE, s/o John & Mary,
30 Jan 1834
Samuel, 4 March 1858

A82. John WARDLE, late of Whiston,
30 July 1836, 82
Mary, w, 12 July 1807, 37

A83. Elizabeth, d/o William & Elizabeth WARDLE,
Nov 1787, 61
Also 2 children who died young
Olive, d, 2 Sept 1828, 25
William, s, 7 Jan 1854, 67
Joseph, 14 April 1869, 79

A84. John Wardle, late of Gorsty Croft,
1 Nov 1826, 31

A85. William WARDLE, 1 July 1815, 62
Elizabeth, 13 Nov ****, 43
Mary, w/o William, 27 Nov 1779, 41
William, s, of William & Mary
1 May 1780, 1 yrs

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