Some Memorial Inscriptions - Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire
St Nicholas's Churchyard

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 20th December 2008. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Plaque on Entrance Gates to the Churchyard
The Gates were given in memory of
Miss Mabel DUTTON. Died April 24th 1965
Faithful church worker and for many years a
School Teacher in this parish

A2. William TAYLOR, Senior, 4 January 1843, 78

A3. Mary, w/o John CLIFF of Ashmore Brook
in the parish of Burntwood in this county
and d/o William & Annie TAYLOR
of this parish, 27 May 1840, 37

A4. William TAYLOR 26 April 1850, 45
William, infant s/o William & Elizabeth TAYLOR
26 July 1845

A5. Hannah, w/o William SHELTON of Blithbury
14 May 1795, 52
William SHELTON, 8 August 1820, 87

A6. George, s/o Silas and Elizabeth MILES
of Hillridware near Rugeley, 7 April 1859, 17
Silas MILES, 17 March 1860, 52
Elizabeth, w, 16 January 1888, 74

A7. William TOMLINSON 25 November 1785, 85

A8. Edward BANNISTER late of Blithbury
5 February 1778, 57
Dorothy, w, 18 September 1792, 70

A9. [this stone is weather damaged and]
Walter HUOR?? 6 May 1761, 52
Sarah, w, [stone has sunk]

A10. Joseph HANDY and Alice his wife
He, 6 February 1830, 57
She, 3 April 1847, 67

A11. William GOODWIN late of Blithbury
22 January 1834, 41
In the HART family vault near this stone lie
the remains of Mary, widow of the above
William GOODWIN who died at Rugeley
14 April 1872, 77

A12. Jane RATHBAN 14 December 1852, 82

A13. George TOPLISS 29 December 1850, 73

A14. Ann, w/o George TOPLISS, 27 January 1835, 60

A15. Rebecca, w/o James WEBB, 22 October 1838

A16. Square Pillar
At the foot of this stone is the entrance of
the vault wherein are depofited the remains
of William HART late of Blithbury, 2 September 1798, 46
Eleanor, w, 22 September 1829, 75
Rebecca, d/o William & Eleanor HART
30 June 1857, 80
William, s, 1 June 1793, 15
Elizabeth HART, d, 5 February 1852

A17. Frederick PARR late of Alrewas-Hay-Farm
in the county of Stafford. 3 February 1830, 50

A18. Sarah, w/o Benjamin PARR, 11 November 1811, 32
Benjamin, above, 29 August 1833, 55

A19. Sarah, w/o John OSBORNE, Surgeon
and d/o Benjamin & Sarah PARR
10 May 1849, 37

A20. Elizabeth PARR, w/o Richard PARR
late of Elton, 12 March 1829, 84

A21. Thomas CLEWLEY late of Mavefyn [Mavesyn] Ridware
7 November 1802, 55
Mabel, w, 3 March 1829, 82
James, s, 27 January 1816, 31

A22. Sarah, w/o Thomas COOPER
and d/o Thomas & Ann BRINDLEY
21 September 1836, 33

A23. Sarah CHANTRY 19 October 1812, 68
Erected by her daughter Sarah as a
tribute of duty and affection to a
beloved parent

A24. Thomas MORECROFT late of Hill Ridware
16 September 1784, 73
Mary, w, age 79. [no year given]

A25. Thomas BRINDLEY 20 February 1803, 32
Ann, w, 6 May 1855, 78

A26. Samuel, s/o Edward & Eleanor BRINDLEY
8 March 1793, 10

A27. Thomas, only s/o the late Thomas SMITH
of New Zealand who departed life at Stafford
8 March 1863, 23

A28. Mary, d/o Thomas & Mary ADIE late of
Mavefyn [Mavesyn] Ridware, 4 July 1782, 75

A29. [stone weather damaged]
Here lies the body of Robert BROVCH [BROUCH?]
who died the 5th day of December 1727 aged 78
[looks like], Margaret, w, 14 December [stone has sunk]

A30. [stone weather damaged]
Martha, w/o William SMITH
of Blithbury, September 1778, 82

A31. Matthew SMITH, 10 November 1758, 66

A32. Matthew SMITH, late of Blithbury
14 February 1807, 75

A33. Joseph, s/o Matthew & Ann SMITH
of Blithbury, 1 June 1777, 12
Molly, d, 23 September 1791, 20

A34. James WEBB and Ann his wife
He, 4 March 1762, 69
She, 27 December 1763, 68

A35. Ann, w/o William WEBB of Mavesyn Ridware
5 November 1788, 57
William, above, 17 October 1822, 92

A36. J.T. WHAMPTON, 1809

A37. Ann, w/o Francis GOUGH
13 April 1770, 53
also children
Catherine, Thomas and Sukey
Catherine, 25 March 1757, 4yrs
Thomas, 22 March 1770, 10
Sukey, 19 April 1770, 8yrs

A38. Elizabeth GOUGH, 25 July 176*, 65
Francis GOUGH 12 December 1778, 78
Francis, s, 13 February 1807, 62

A39. Henry FORD, s/o Thomas & Mary FORD
of Handsacre, 6 August 1764, 28

A40. Thomas FORD of Handsacre
29 August 1770, 43

A41. Hannah PICKARD
9 September 1837 - 20 September 1864

A42. Thomas HOLLAND 28 June 1857, 87
Sarah, w, 26 February 1869, 91
Elizabeth WOOD, d, 7 June 1863, 50

A43. John MOXON, late of Hill Ridware
and of Ann his wife
He, 6 December 1781, 70
She, 20 January 1783, 81

A44. Christopher MOXON late of Hill Ridware
21 May 1798, 52
John, s/o Christopher & Ann MOXON
1 August 1784, 3yrs

A45. This stone is erected by Mrs Elizabeth GREEN
to the memory of Mary ABBOTT, born at Swillington
Yorkshire. She died unmarried at the neighbouring Hall
10 January 1793, *8

A46. [stone badly weather damaged]
Joseph EVANS, 10 ****, 1777
[Auth: there is another inscription which
has eroded and is unreadable]


A47. Thomas & John EVANS, sons of Joseph & Elizabeth
Thomas, 4 January 1764, 12
John, 19 January 1776, 26

A48. Sarah, d/o William & Mary EVANS
27 April 1802, 21
John, s, 22 November 1816, 40
William, s, 25 March 1833, [looks like 44]

A49. William EVANS, 10 November 1810, 65
Mary, w, 16 September 1827, 79

A50. Lydia EVANS, d/o the late William & Mary EVANS
of Mavesyn Ridware, 24 September 1855, 68

A51. George GOUGH 15 May 1795, *2
Mary, w, 29, [looks like January] 1808, 59

A52. John ARCHER, 18 May 1731, 11

A53. John POTTS of Mavesyn Ridware
14 August 1856, 65

A54. Maria, w/o John POTTS, 2 January 1870, 84

A55. John Robert EADES 1923 - 1982

A56. Robert, s/o Thomas & Susan BELCHER

A57. Stone erected by Sarah CHISHOLM to the
memory of Thomas BELCHER, her father late of
Hill Ridware, 13 January 1821, 81
Susannah, w, 25 December 1828, 93

A58. Elizabeth, w/o William BELCHER
11 November 1826, 63

A59. William BELCHER late of Hill Ridware
19 February 1846, 71

A60. Robert BROWN late of Hill Ridware
15 June 1797, 75
Sussanna, w, 18 November 1809, 86

A61. Elizabeth TOPLISS 1 April 1828, 84

A62. William BROWN, 25 April 1805, 56
William, s/o William & Jane RATHBAN
8 November 1806, 2 months

A63. Sarah SCARRATT 29 April 1792, 55

A64. Richard BROWN, late of Hill Ridware
12 December 1800, 68
Mary, w, 15 February 1814, 80

A65. Sarah, d/o Frederick & Mary PARR
of Alrewas Hay Farm, 22 October 1816 age 3yrs

A66. War Grave
Sapper 290985, G. BANNISTER
Royal Engineers, 10 September 1917, 30

A67. Robert Robinson SHERRATT of Blithford
where his family lived for many generations.
He died 22 April 1855 aged 79
Harriot TOMLINSON, niece of Robert Robinson SHERRATT
who died at Blithford, 8 May 1855, 56

A68. Stone erected by Thomas LEADBITTER to the
memory of his father Richard LEADBITTER
17 February 1844, 73
Mary, w/o above, 27 July 1855, 75

A69. Jane CASWELL, d/o
William & Mary Ann GOUGH
19 February 1857, 4yrs

A70. Elizabeth EVANS, 9 February 1859, 80

A71. William GOUGH 30 October 1860, 49
Mary Ann, relict of above
23 December 1903, 86

A72. Elizabeth, w/o Daniel RILEY
8 March 1862, 28

A73. Alexander, s/o James & Ann GODWIN
13 January 1864, 17

A74. Ann, w/o James GODWIN
19 June 1881, 68
James GODWIN, above
26 December 1885, 77

A75. John EDDEN, 21 May 1827, 32

A76. Faith, w/o William SLATER
of Bentley Farm, in this parish
25 January 1855, 71
William SLATER, above, 20 April 1858, 78

A77. Ann, w/o William BALL
25 December 1862, 80
William BALL, above
12 December 1863, 80

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