Some Memorial Inscriptions - Church Leigh, Staffordshire
All Saints Churchyard and War Memorial

Latest Additions New 28th May 2007
War Memorial

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th June 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. John MARLOW,
late Station Master at Leigh,
23 March 1906, 80
Charlotte, w, 23 June 1903, 74
John, s, died in Ontario, Canada,
18 Sept 1928

A2. Lilian, d/o Robert & Lizzie BROWN,
Of Dods Leigh, 29 April 1907, 11

A3. Mary Ann, w/o John BOSSEN,
Of Stoneheath, Hilderstone,
7 Dec 1906, 81
John, at Whitlow Brooks, 16 Jan 1915, 89

A4. Victor Hugo s/o David & Margaret APKIN,
28 April 1902, 31
Russell, s, 15 March 1882, 6yrs

A5. Alice, w/o Charles BALL,
of Leigh, 20 March 1905, 68
Charles, 19 Dec 1915, 81

A6. Catherine MOORE,
Of Middleton Green,
12 Nov 1901, 71

A7. Daniel MELBOURNE,
Of Withington, 3 Dec 1888, 75

A8. Thomas BEESTON, of Dodsley,
And eldest s/o late John BEESTON,
Of Hull 21 April 1872, 63

A9. Anthony DATON, 9 Jan 1821 - 31 May 1871

A10. Joseph SMITH, of Leigh,
5 ****, 1892, **

A11. Catherine, d/o Thomas & Mary KIDD,
24 June 1902 - 10 April 1903

A12. John KIDD, 15 Dec 1881 60
Catherine, w, 28 March 1899, 69

A13. James WALKER,
Late of Withington, 20 July 1850, 72
Sarah, w, 7 June 1869, 77

A14. John, s/o Simon & Elizabeth COPE,
Of Dods Leigh, 9 Aug 1824, 30

A15. Robert EWIN, of Hullington,
17 March 1847, 36

A16. Elizabeth, w/o Charles RATCLIFFE,
Of Withington Green, 22 July 1836, 62
Charles, d, 6 Feb 1853, 85

A17. Hannah, w/o Robert BURTON,
Of Nobut, 14 Dec 1885, 56

A18. Robert BURTON, 23 June 1833, 9yrs

A19. Sarah, w/o Robert BURTON,
Of Nobut, 26 Feb 1851, 69
Robert, 14 Dec 1859, 75

A20. Daniel BURTON,
Of Whithington, 25 July 1865, 53

A21. John BARNES,
late of Field, 13 March 1825, 64
Sarah, w, 15 May 1837, 67
Joseph, s, 31 Aug 1828, 24

A22. Thomas BARNES, of Broomhurst,
16 Oct 1885, 79
Sarah, w, 22 Nov 1877, 71

A23. Levinia FITCHETT, w/o William,
Of 18 Erskin Street, Florence,
19 April 1899, 60

A24. John TURNER, 19 March 1788, 51

A25. Hannah eldest d/o William & Cicely DUROSE,
Of Lower Leigh, 20 Dec 1893, 21
John, s, died in infancy

A26. Sarah Ann, w/o Thomas BOND,
Of Painley Hill, 5 Nov 1894, 43

A27. Thomas WATSON, 1 April 1850, 16
Thomas WATSON, 2 Sept 1856, 53

A28. Ann WATSON, late of this parish,
7 May 1863, 59
Ann, d, 2 Jan 1849, 6yrs

A29. William ALCOCK,
Of Leigh 6 Nov 1883, 61
Margaret, w, 6 March 1822, **

A30. William PHILLIPS, 27 Jan 18**, 35
****py, w, 10 March 1825,

A31. William, s/o John & Ann LANDER,
of Field this parish, 13 Feb 1785, 17weeks & 6 days

A32. Elizabeth, d/o Charles & Elizabeth KENT,
Of this place, 1 Feb 1842, 24

A33. Charles KENT, 19 March 1851, 63
Elizabeth, 20 March 1861, 68

A34. Margaret, w/o John BARLOW,
Of Birchwood Park, Leigh,
1 April 1896, 65

A35. John NICKLIN, 17 March 1873, 48

A36. Elizabeth BRANDRICK,
Of Overfold, 3 Jan 1890, 60

A37. Mary, d/o Thomas & Elizabeth BRANDWICK,
Of Over-Fold, 12 June 1876, 22

A38. Sarah SHERRATT, d/o
Late Thomas & Ann SHERRATT,
Of Leigh, 22 Feb 1895, 71

A39. William, s/o Thomas & Martha BRANDRICK,
Of Over Fold 1 July 1822, 25
Thomas, 9 Jan 1838, 79
Elizabeth, w/o James BRANDRICK,
9 June 1841, 46
James, 23 March 1868, 75

A40. Elizabeth BOX, 30 March 1803, 81
The above was the w/o Thomas of Field,
also the above Thomas who at the
age [of] 20 years was married and
at the age of 67 was left a widow,
he died the 28 April 1832, 96

A41. John, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth BOX,
Of this parish, 5 Oct 1829, 73

A42. John COPE, late of Nobut,
19 Jan 1824, 46
Samuel, brother, 9 Oct 1867, 86

A43. Ann, w/o Joshia COLLINS,
6 Sept 1791, **, [looks like] (57)

A44. Edward WOOLLEY, of Whithington,
2 Feb 1818, 85
Ann, w, 7 Nov 1777, 38

A45. Hannah, w/o Thomas PHILLIPS,
Of Whithington, 4 Feb 1904, 68

A46. John TUNNICLIFF, the elder of Leigh,
27 March 1776, 64
Mary, relict, 7 April 1785, 84

A47. Thomas BLOOR, 8 Jan 1813, 56
who was of Litley,

A48. Annie Clara, w/o George LAKE,
11 April 1907, 47
George, 4 Aug 1930, 77

A49. John COPE of Birchwood Park,
9 June 1813, 89
Elizabeth, w, 14 Nov 1812, 84

A50. Mary DUMOLO,
Spinster, late of Uttoxeter,
26 June 1820, 52

A51. Naomi FROST, of Bakewell,
14 May 1878, 69

A52. Elizabeth, w/o John HUSON,
Of Garfhall [Garshall] Green, parish of Milwich,
d/o Thomas & Elizabeth CARTER,
of Whithington, 11 Aug 1819, 25
Ann, w/o the above John HUSSON,
3 July 1823, 25

A53. Mary, d/o John & Olive HUSON,
late of Whithington, 28 Oct 1815, 24
James, HUSON, 4 May 1817, 18

A54. Robert HUSON, of Whithington,
28 Jan 1896, 57
Mary Ellen, w, 18 Jan 1894, 52

A55. Robert, s/o John & Olive HUSON,
of Whithington, 13 Jan 1813, 20
Olive, d, 15 March 1815, 17

A56. Florence Emily HUSON,
d/o Robert & Mary, of Whithington,
22 March 1890, 9yrs

A57. John HUSON, of Whithington,
8 Jan 1820, 59
Olive, w, 1 Sept 1816, 57

A58. Elizabeth, d/o John & Ann HUSON,
Of Madley House, the parish of Checkley,
11 Aug 1835, 14
Thomas, s/o John & Ellen, HUSON,
30 Nov 1835, 23

A59. John, s/o John & Ellen HUSON,
Of Madley House, 3 Feb 1839, 8yrs

A60. John BRINDLEY,
The elder, late of Park Hall,
16 April 1770, 76
Katherine, w, 4 March 1741, 45

A61. John HOWE, 4 Jan 1774, 36

A62. James DONE, of this town,
22 June 1772, 59
Bridget, w, 12 Sept 1743, **

A63. John DONE, of this town,
13 May 1774, 37

A64. William TILL,
Late of Norbury Park,
27 Sept 1772, 56

A65. Thomas TILL, of Norbury Park,
28 July 1758, 79

A66. Ann, w/o Thomas TILL,
Of Norbury Park, 27 Dec 1759, *6yrs

A67. Lawerence GREENSMITH,
Of Wood Farm, 16 May 1820, 80
Elizabeth, w, 28 Oct 1824, 74

A68. Charles John GREENSMITH,
youngest s/o William & Cecilia,
of Wood Farm, 12 Feb 1858, 27
Lawerence William GREENSMITH,
only child of Lawerence & Mary,
9 May 1853, 7yrs

A69. Thomas TOOTH,
Of Lower Leigh, 15 May 1845, 74
Mary, w, 6 Oct 1858, 87

A70. William WALKER,
Of Upper Leigh, 22 Jan 1810, 71

A71. Jane, w/o William WALKER,
Late of Upper Leigh,
15 July 1832, 91
Lydia, d, & w/o James DUROSE,
12 Aug 1848, 62

A72. Richard INGRAM, of this parish,
27 June 1857, 86
Elizabeth, w, 6 Sept 1828, 58
Elizabeth & Ann, d, who died in infancy
Mary, d, 30 April 1861, 57

A73. William ADAMS,
Of Whithington, 10 April 1894, 44
Joseph, s, 7 Jan 1895, 14

A74. William BIRCH,
Of Lower Leigh, who died at
Newcastle, Stafford, 16 July 1895, 69

A75. Mary w/o James BIRLY,
Late Middleton Green,
6 April 1805, 60

A76. Thomas JENKINSON,
Of Fulford, formerly of Leigh,
24 July 1872, 48
Emma, w, 7 March 1898, 72
Thomas, s, 17 Feb 1927, 73

A77. Joseph JENKINSON,
7 May 1873, 86
Elizabeth, w, 10 May 1849, 63
Henry JENKINSON,
8 Sept 1830, 5*

A78. John DEVENPORT,
3 Nov 1936, 79
Lydia Ann, 17 Feb 1939, 86
Mary DAVENPORT,
12 July 1851 - 24 July 1921
Susannah DEVENPORT,
26 June 1936, 80


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Vicki Backhouse, 16th January 2005. Vicki's website featuring her Backhouse & Armishaw Family may also be of interest for anyone researching in the Caverswall, Dilhorne, Cheadle, Longton, Stoke on Trent and Stone areas.
B1. In loving memory of Elizabeth, daughter
of William & Catherine BACKHOUSE,
of Windy Fields who died April 20 1881,
aged 40 years
Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord,
when he cometh, shall find watching

B2. Affectionate remembrance of
William BACKHOUSE of Windy Fields,
who died July 18th 1879 aged 76 years
Be ye also ready for in such an hour
as ye think not the son of man cometh
Also of Catherine, his wife,
who died January 28th 1902 aged 94 years
He giveth his beloved sleep

B3. In loving memory of William BACKHOUSE,
of Windy Fields, Leigh entered into rest
April 9th 1933 aged 82 years
Also Emily Esther dearly loved wife of
the above entered into rest Aug 4th 1933
Aged 68 years
A good life hath but few days,
a good name endures forever

B4. Frank TIDESWELL of Field Farm,
died 21 August 1931 aged 36
Also Kate his wife 14 April 1979 aged 91

B5. Annie BOWERS of Milwich Heath,
Died April 15th 1925 aged 50
perfect peace

B6. John beloved husband of Martha BOWERS,
March 20th 1920 aged 65
Martha BOWERS of Morrilow Heath,
February 2nd 1925 aged 76

Also Contributed
John BOWERS of Morrilow Heath,
died March 20th 1920 aged 65
wife Martha died February 2nd 1925,
aged 76
[Vicki Backhouse: 16 Jan 2005]

B7. John Joseph BOWERS of Leigh,
May 5th 1872 aged 11 years

B8. Ann eldest daughter of
James and Ellen BOWERS,
died January 1st 1876 aged 28

B9. Frank HOLLINS husband to Mary HOLLINS,
died 6th September 1979 aged 55

B10. Joseph HOLLINS of Stramshall nr Uttoxeter,
born August 8th 1887 died June 4th 1969
also Florence Mabel his wife,
born June 26th 1892 died September 16th 1976

B11. Robert HOLLINS died January 1779 aged 61

[Ed: recorded as separate inscription]
Robert HOLLINS died Feb 1771 aged 32

Also Contributed
Robert HOLLINS,
of The Dairy Fold, 12 Jan 1779, 61
Jane, Feb 1771, 32
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B12. William HOLLINS died
September 12th 1801, aged 43
and wife Mary died May 15th 1796 aged 35

Also Contributed
William HOLLINS 12 Sept 1801, 43
Mary, w/o William, 15 May 1796, 35
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B13. Edith second wife of William HOLLINS,
of Dairy House,
died September 11th 1825 aged 57
and their daughter Lydia,
died April 2nd 1798, aged 8 months

Also Contributed
Edith, 2nd w/o William HOLLINS,
Of Dairy House, this parish,
11 Sept 1825, 57
Lydia, d, 2 April 1798, 8 months
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B14. Francis HOLLINS died
June 20th 1829 aged 41 and
William HOLLINS his son,
died August 8th 1861 aged 44

Also Contributed
Francis HOLLINS,
Of this parish, 20 June 1829, 41
William, s, 8 Aug 1861, 44
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B15. John HOLLINS of Dairy House,
died April 18th 1846 aged 53
also Edith died January 31st 1875 aged 77
William son of John & Edith of Dairy House,
died September 12th 1848
Edith their daughter,
December 12th 1851 aged 31

Also Contributed
John HOLLINS,
Of Dairy House, this parish,
18 April 1843, 53
Edith, w, 31 Jan 1875, 77

William, s/o John & Edith HOLLINS,
Of Dairy House, 12 Sept 1848, 21
Edith, d, 17 Dec 1851, 31
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B16. Lydia daughter of John and Edith HOLLINS,
of Dairy House died April 4th 1869 aged 40
Also Thomas brother of above,
June 19th 1885 aged 58

Also Contributed
Lydia, d/o John & Edith HOLLINS,
Of Dairy House, 11 April 1869, **
[** looks like] (40yrs)
Thomas, brother, 19 June 1885, 58
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B17. Emma wife of Charles HOLLINS,
of Nobut died January 13th 1876 aged 22

B18. Thomas HOLLINS of Whittington,
died 17/11/1793 [17 Nov 1793] aged 73

B19. George HOLLINS of Brookfields [Farm], Leigh,
December 11th 1893 aged 71
and Anne, March 16th 1907 aged 85

B20. Mary Ann wife of Charles HOLLINS,
of Lower Leigh,
September 11th 1890, aged 65
Charles died February 11th 1897 aged 83

Also Contributed
Mary Ann, w/o Charles HOLLINS,
Of Lower Leigh, 11 Sept 1890, 65
Charles, 11 Feb 1897, 83
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B21. Rachel wife of Samuel HOLLINS,
of Leasows died January 16th 1859 aged 39

Also Contributed
Rachel, w/o Samuel HOLLINS,
Of Leasouse, 16 Jan 1859, 39
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B22. Samuel HOLLINS of Leasows,
November 28th 1893 aged 77

Also Contributed
Samuel HOLLINS, of Leasouse Farm, Uttoxeter,
28 Nov 1893, 77
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B23. Thomas HOLLINS of Brick Field How,
died March 10th 1858 aged 78
and Mary his wife March 2nd 1878 aged 91

B24. George HOLLINS of Brookfields Farm,
suddenly called to rest,
July 30th 1904 aged 55

B25. Samuel HOLLINS late of Nobut,
died February 24th 1918 aged 72
and Mary Elizabeth wife of above,
died March 21st 1921 aged 70

B26. Charles HOLLINS of Field,
died December 4th 1918 aged 68
and Mary Jane died April 26th 1932

B27. Eli KNOBBS died 23rd May 1904,
aged 68 of Leigh
And Maria his wife died
3rd September 1896 aged 63
Thy Will be Done

B28. Eli KNOBBS died 28th August 1979 age 77
Fanny KNOBBS died 4th November 1979 age 66

B29. Eli KNOBBS of Wood Farm, Leigh
Born 31st December 1865,
died September 1st 1928
With restless days and sleepless night
My wearied frame was sore oppressed
Till god the silver cord did break
And gave the heavy laden rest
Also
Mary Elizabeth beloved wife died
September 7th 1934 aged 72

B30. In loving memory of Edith,
dearly beloved wife of Edward John KNOBBS,
of Park Hall who passed away
August 11th 1938 aged 65 years,
worthy of everlasting love
also, of Edward John KNOBBS,
who died September 13th 1945
aged 74 years
Reunited

B31. Eli KNOBBS of Leigh,
died May 23rd 1884 aged 68
also Maria his wife died
September 3rd 1896 aged 53
Your Will is Done

B32. Eric Eli KNOBBS 1929-1996
And his brother Maurice Arthur KNOBBS
1931-2002

B33. James BUXTON died
March 19th 1969 aged 71
and Edith his wife of Woodleasow
Farm September 19th aged 91

B34. Edward Charles BEAMAN of
Brick Kiln, Nobutt, Leigh,
died February 13th 1967 aged 27
and Anne his wife
Parents to Jamie and Caroline
Aunty Joyce KNOBBS died December 4th 1976 aged 73
And Charles BEAMAN November 11th 1983,
and his wife May July 18th 1994

B35. Harold son of Sarah and late Joseph KNOBBS,
of Morrilow Heath died
June 5th 1908, aged 22

B36. William WHISTON of
'The Newton', Tean, who passed away
December 3rd 1921 aged 51

B37. John MARSON of Middleton Green,
died August 29th 1880 aged 83

B38. Wife Ann of John MARSON,
of Middleton Green, died
October 20th 1871 aged 76

B39. John son of John and Ann MARSON,
of Middleton Green, died
19th September 1848 aged 21

B40. Willie dearly beloved son
of William and Elizabeth MARSON,
of Middleton Green, died March 19th 1881 aged 13

B41. Thomas son of Thomas and
Ann MARSON, of Stramshall Mill,
died August 10th 1851 aged 16 months

B42. Edwin John Woolrich MOORE,
died November 19th 1893 aged 43,
of Summerhill, Dilhorne

B43. Hannah wife of William MARSON,
of Middleton Green, died
January 3rd 1863 aged 93

B44. William MARSON of Middleton Green,
died suddenly September 8th 18?6

B45. John son of William and Hannah
MARSON, of Middleton Green died,
August 11th 1830 aged 28

B46. Irene WILLIAMS daughter of
A & E WILLIAMS, died
May 15th 1932 aged 4½ months

B47. Mary wife of James BRIRY,
late of Middleton Green, died
April 6th 1805 aged 60

B48. William WILLIAMS 1890-1949
Florence Emma WILLIAMS 1895-1974,
of Brookhouse Farm, Whittington

B49. Bertha Ann WHITEHURST,
died February 23rd 1964 aged 82

B50. Cecilia Louisa wife of
William DUROSE died
March 6th 1936 aged 71
William DUROSE,
died March 5th 1948 aged 95?

B51. Francis S. PERKIN,
of The Elms, Leigh, died
January 14th 1922 aged 83
wife Edith died
November 5th 1950 aged 82

B52. Joseph PERKIN, late of
Blacken Hall, Cheshire died
May 13th 1816 aged 76

B53. William MARSON senior,
of Middleton Green died
March 15th 1787
& his wife Elizabeth died
December 10th 1807 aged 85

B54. Hannah wife of
Thomas PERKIN, of Over Tean,
died November 1st 1816 aged 55
Also Thomas PERKIN died
February 29th 1836 aged 75

Also Contributed
Hannah, w/o Thomas PERKIN,
Of Over Tean, 4 Nov 1816, 55
Thomas, 29 Feb 1836, 75
Joanna, relict, 31 May 1855, 77
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2003]

B55. Francis son of
William & Sarah PERKIN
late of Leigh died
March 26th 1813 aged 16
also Jane PERKIN who died
in Field, March 15th 1819 aged 5

B56. Sarah wife of William PERKIN
of Field died July 15th 1822 aged 55
Also William PERKIN died
March 12th 1852 aged 87

B57. Sarah second wife of
William PERKIN of Field,
died Hayes House, Leigh
January 24th 1887

B58. Jane wife of Joseph PERKIN
of Field died March 5th 1869 aged 55
Also Joseph PERKIN
died April 1st 1869 aged 66

B59. Sarah Jane daughter of
Joseph and Ann PERKIN of Field
died January 23rd 1873 aged 33

B60. John Perkin GODSTONE
died December 7th 1871 aged 76
& Elizabeth, wife
June 5th 1872 aged 65

B61. Elizabeth MARSON, of Field
April 27th 1897 aged 67

B62. Gervase MARSON of Field
May 24th 1880 aged 51

B63. Dorothy MARSON,
April 2nd 1769 aged 87
James MARSON, died
August 12th 1778 aged 98

B64. James MARSON, of
Middleton Green, died
November 21st 1818 aged 66
Lydia his wife, died
September 2nd 1836 aged 76

B65. William WILLIAMS,
died June 14th 1941 aged 77
and Annie his wife,
March 27th 1937 aged 73


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 8th December 2005.
WAR MEMORIAL
C1.
Remember before God our Gallant Dead
Who Fell in the Great War. 1914-1918
Jesu Mercy
Arthur ROBINSON1st N.Staff. [R]Sept. 1914.
John SQUIRES6th N.Staff. [R]July 1916.
John HUGHES8th Lincoln [R]July 1916
Charles SWINSON8th Lincoln [R]April 1917
Arthur L. BOSTOCK1st N.Staff. [R]June 1917
Percy RUSHTONManchestersNovr. 1917.
Edmund O. GREENHILL4th N.Staff. [R]March 1918.
Kenneth LEEMachine Gun CorpsMay 1918.
Edward SHEMILT9th HussarsAug 1918.
John DYCHER.F.A.--


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 28th May 2007.
D1. Beneath this stone lieth the Body of
John HOWE late of Upper Leigh who died
April the 26th 1819 Aged 65 years.
Also of Elizabeth his wife who died
4th of April 1824 Aged 71 years.
Also of Elizabeth MOULD Daughter of
the above and wife of David MOULD.
She died Jany 9 1838 in the 57th year of her age.
Also of Margaret Howe MOULD
daughter of David and Elizabeth MOULD.
She died Aug 27 1841 Aged ..(?) years.

D2. Sacred to the memory of Ann HOWE
Daughter of the late John HOWE of Leighe
who departed this life on the 20th (or 26th?)
of November 1816 in the 31st year of her age.
Also of Maria SMITH youngest daughter of
the late John HOWE of Leigh
who departed this life on the 24th January 1855
in the 50th year of her age.

D3. Sacred to the memory of Thomas HOWE
of Leigh who died July 18th 1841 Aged 63 years
Also Mary wife of the above
who died April 5th 1855 Aged 71 years.
Mary daughter of Thomas and Mary HOWE
died April 30th 1855 Aged 39 years.
To the memory of Margaret HOWE
youngest daughter of Thomas and Mary HOWE
who died May 29th 1861 Aged 41 years.
D4. To the dear memory of
Louisa wife of Thomas HOWE
who fell asleep May 22 1888 aged 72
In loving memory of Thomas HOWE of Leigh
who died August 12 1895 in his 78 year

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