Some Memorial Inscriptions - Milwich, Staffordshire
All Saints Churchyard and War Memorial

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 21st May 2014
War Memorial

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th November 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Maria WOOD,
4th, d/o George & Maria WOOD,
of Coton, 31 Jan 1893,
Eliza, 3rd d, 29 June 1900

Also Contributed
Maria, 4th d/o late George & Maria WOOD,
Of Coton, 31 Jan 1893
Eliza, 3rd d, 29 June 1900
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

A2. James GRATWICH,
Late of Milwich, 4 March 1848, 40
Elizabeth,
[Auth: will recheck this inscription]

A3. Emma, child of
Charles & Anne HEATH,
Of Longton, 14 Jan 1869, 8 months
Percy, s, died in infancy
George, 3 Dec 1883, 6yrs & 6 months
Gertrude, d, 14 June 1896, 26

Also Contributed
Emma, child of Charles & Ann HEATH,
Of Longton, 14 Jan 1869, 8 months
Percy, who died in infancy
George, s, 3 ****, 1883, 6yrs & 6 Months
Gertrude, d, 11 June 1896, 25
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

A4. Reuben, s/o Thomas & Sarah HEATH,
Of Whitelow Knowles, this parish,
30 Nov 1853, 1 yr

A5. James BROMLEY,
Late Clerk of Milwich Church,
10 Sept 1799, 77
Sarah, w, 7 July 17** (99), aged 76

A6. William Smith WILLIAMS,
Of Garshall Green,
3 May 1813 - 2 Nov 1891
Ann WILLIAMS,
19 Feb 1857, 16 months
Edward WILLIAMS,
14 Jan 1858, 9 months

Also Contributed
William Smith WILLIAMS,
Of Garshall Green, 3 May 1813 - 9 Nov 1891
Ann WILLIAMS, 19 Feb 1857, 16 months
Edward WILLIAMS, 14 Jan 1858, 9 months
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

A7. Eliza, w/o William Smith WILLIAMS,
Of Garshall Green,
17 Feb 1873, 55
Emma WILLIAMS, 14 Oct 1841, an infant

Also Contributed
Eliza, w/o William Smith WILLIAMS,
Of Garshall Green, 17 Feb 1873, 55
Emma WILLIAMS, 13 April 1846, infant
James WILLIAMS, 9 March 1850, 8 months
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

A8. Edward FINNEMORE,
24 July 1848, 35

A9. Simon WALKER,
Of Holly Bank, Milwich,
17 Sept 1897, 69
Jane, w, 26 Sept 1897, 68


WAR MEMORIAL
B1. To the Glory of God and in the grateful memory
Of those who gave their lives in the Great War
1914 - 1919
Also in thankfulness for those who returned

Pte. John NICHOLLS, 1st N. Staff. R.
12 Aug 1916, aged 17 years
Pte. Joseph MIDDLETON, 9th K.O. York. L.I.
16 Sept 1916, aged 20 years
Pte. Thomas W. ALCOCK, 7th N. Staff. R
21 Dec 1916, aged 28
Pte. Edgar MARTIN. M.M., A Coy, 2/5 N. Staff. R.
21 Aug 1918, aged 27


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.
C1. Agnes daughter of Henry &
Priscilla BOWERS, late of Milwich,
died June 14th 1977, aged 79

C2. Ada SNELSON of The Mount, Milwich,
died October 10th 1944 aged 59
and her mother Priscilla BOWERS,
died November 5th aged 83

C3. John Henry BOWERS
of Coton Cottage
died June 27th 1933 aged 74
and Amy daughter of above,
died October 26th 1926 aged 36

C4. Elsie Jane BOWERS,
March 3rd 1966 aged 61 also William BOWERS,
November 28nd 1986 aged 87

C5. Fanny BOWERS,
died May 15th 1966 aged 72,
husband Reuben,
died January 18th 1986 aged 89

C6. Daniel BOWERS,
died May 5th 1904 aged 74
& Elizabeth his wife,
died may 10th 1903 aged 76

C7. John WILLIAMS, of Garshall Green,
died March 5th 1957 aged 81
& Emily, his wife,
died March 30th 1964 aged 90

C8. Annie CHALLINOR died
28th April 1903 aged 58
and Robert CHALLINOR died
6th August 1912 aged 78

Also Contributed
Annie, w/o Robert CHALLINOR,
Of Coton Hayes, 28 April 1903, 58
Robert, above, 6 Aug 1918, 78
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

C9. Samuel KNOBBS of Draycott Waste,
died September 2nd 1881 aged 86,
& Elizabeth his wife,
died August 5th 1974 aged 83

C10. Jane wife of William EATON,
Coton Hayes, Milwich, died
December 21st 1899 aged 50

Also Contributed
Jane, w/o William EATON,
Of Coton Hayes, Milwich, 21 Dec 1899, 50
William, above, 25 Dec 1903, 55
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

C11. Arthur EATON died
January 26th 1933 aged 28
& Charles Henry EATON,
died January 26th 1986 aged 75
late of Spon Farm Milwich

C12. Hugh SNELSON of Wheatsheaf, Coton,
died June 6th 1934 aged 52

C13. Ernest Frank BENNET,
son of John and Olive of
Yew Tree Farm Burston died
January 10th 1921 aged 14

C14. John Arthur SNELSON,
son of Fredrick and Emma SNELSON,
of Wood House Farm, Doveridge,
died February 2nd 1919 aged 3

C15. Alice Mary wife of Thomas EATON,
of Dayhills, July 14th 1948 age 49
Thomas EATON,
died May 23rd 1957 aged 49

C16. Thomas EATON,
died October 2nd aged 85
and wife Eliza Ann,
died May 29th 1959 aged 79

C17. Ernest Fredrick BENNETT,
died December 22nd 1969 aged 55

C18. Millicent Julia SHEMILT,
died June 14th 1963 aged 81

C19. Alice SHEMILT,
died October 13th 1985

C20. Edward John SHEMILT,
died August 29th 1971 aged 95
and Hilda Fanny SHEMILT, his wife
died August 6th 1971 aged 84

C21. William Thomas SHEMILT,
died May 5th 1914 aged 51

Also Contributed
William Thomas SHEMILT, Of Coton,
5 May 1914, 51
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

C22. Thomas SHEMILT,
died June 4th 1887 aged 72
and wife Catherine, died
February 11th 1899 aged 81

Also Contributed
Thomas SHEMILT,
Of Garshall Green, 4 June 1887, 72
Catherine, w, 11 Feb 1899, 81
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

C23. John SHEMILT died
May 8th 1884 aged 68
and Elizabeth died
April 28th 1899 aged 86

C24. George SHEMILT of Heathy View,
Stone Heath died May 9th 197 aged 57

C25. [badly worn]
George Fredrick SHEMILT,
eldest son of Thomas Edward? SHEMILT
[unreadable],
of Sandon Wood Farm,
died July 7th 1885 aged 31

C26. John SHEMILT died
December 12th 1874 aged 54
and his wife Martha Ann, late of
Coton Heath, died November 29th aged 32

C27. Lettice wife of Thomas SHEMILT,
of Garshall Green, died
October 30th 1806 aged 25
Thomas SHEMILT of Garshall Green,
died December 26th 1841 aged 69

C28. David SHEMILT of Whitelow Brooks,
died October 23rd 1806 aged 65
and Martha wife of David, died
April 4th 1837 aged 88

C29. William SHEMILT died
April 4th 1849 aged 18

C30. Richard SHEMILT died
September 6th 1853 aged 71

C31. Mary Thomas SHEMILT,
daughter of George and Mary SHEMILT,
of Fradswell, died
October 14th 1830 aged 14 months

C32. Ann, Daughter of George and
Mary SHEMILT of Hilderstone died
March 18th 1853 aged 14

C33. William SHEMILT,
of Garshall Green, died
March 29th 1866 aged 47
and wife Ann of Garshall Green,
who died May 1st 1858 aged 59

C34. William SHEMILT,
of Garshall Green, died
August 23rd 1859 aged 25

C35. George SHEMILT, late of
Dodsley in Parish of Leigh, died
December 3rd 1864 aged 76
and Mary his wife died
January 21st 1876 aged 76

C36. David SHEMILT,
of Hall Farm Milwich, died
October 11th 1905 aged 60
and Emma his wife, died
July 7th 1905 aged 58

Also Contributed
David SHEMILT,
The Hall Farm, Milwich, 11 Oct 1905, 60
Emma, w, 7 July 1905, 58
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003 & 7 Nov 2005]

In loving memory of / David SHEMILT /
The Hall Farm, Milwich. /
who died Oct. 11. 1905 / aged 60 years. /
also of Emma his wife /
who died July 7 1905, / aged 58 years.
"gone home". / "for ever with the Lord".
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

C37. Susan Amelia SHEMILT,
died January 7th 1942 aged 89
erected by her son Ernest


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 7th November 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
D1. Mary LYCETT,
of Lane End, 12 April 1821, 70

D2. Richard WHITEHURST,
Of Cotton Cottage, 31 May 1888, 71

D3. George HOULT,
Of Coton in this parish 3 March 1803, 89

D4. Annie, w/o C.T. DOX,
Of Summer Hill, 6 July 1911

D5. John WILLIAMS,
Late of Kingstone, 17 May 1835, 35
Mary, w, 14 Sept 1872, 76

D6. Richard BEARD,
Of Fulford, 20 March 1885, 78
Susannah, w, 18 July 1871, 71

D7. Elizabeth OSBORNE,
Of Day Hill, 23 July 1833, 72
Near this place the remains of
Mary JAMES, 23 Nov 1823, 41

D8. John PHILLIPS, 19 May 1845, 76
Lydia, w, 17 March 1854, 80

D9. Thomas PATTYSON,
Of Dayhills, 24 Feb 1890, 61
Ann, w, 1 June 1918, 88
Samuel, s, 19 Jan 1892, 28

D10. Walter, s/o Rowland & Mary Ann SHUBOTHAM,
Of Coton Hayes, 8 July 1875, 7 yrs

D11. Louisa, w/o William SHEMILT,
Of Whitelow Brooks, 27 Feb 1901, 45
William, h, 14 Jan 1929, 77

D12. Martha, w/o David SHEMILT,
Of Milwich, 21 April 1881, 32
Martha, d, 17 Aug 1892, 13

D13. George VERNON,
Who died at Burston Cottage, Sandon,
19 Sept 1884, 63
Sarah, w/o John WRIGHT,
of Prospect House, Sandon, & d/o above,
6 Jan 1924, 92

D14. Sarah, w/o William COLLIER,
Of Castle Farm, 8 Jan 1888, 83

D15. William COLLIER,
Of Castle Farm, 15 Jan 1892, 78

D16. Ann, 2nd d/o James & Ann STANIER,
Whitelow Knowles, Milwich Heath,
28 July 1889, 31

D17. Ann, w/o James STANIER,
Of Whitelow Knowles, Milwich Heath,
13 Jan 1892, 65

D18. Sarah, w/o John MARTIN,
of Gayton, 15 Dec 1916, 72
John, above, 25 March 1928, 81

D19. Mary, w/o Elijah STANIER,
Of Coton, 11 Feb 1879, 41

D20. Elijah STANIER,
Of Coton, who died at Manchester,
21 Feb 1899, 61

D21. Dorothy, d/o Richard & Lucy R. SARGENT,
Of Milwich, 14 July 1918, 28

D22. Jane, d/o John FINNEMORE,
Of Crakemarsh, Uttoxetor, 19 March 1913, 76

D23. John WILLIAMS,
Of Heathy View, Stone Heath,
17 May 191*, 77
Martha (Pattie) w/o John MARTIN,
Of Stone Heath and widow of the late
John WILLIAMS, 24 Sept 1924, 63

D24. John Bostock SNAPE,
Chase View, Garshall Green, 11 Dec 1933, 62
Laura, w, 16 Nov 1958, 87

D25. Richard SARGENT,
Of Milwich, 17 Sept 1928, 73
Lucy Robinson, w, 1 Feb 1929, 69

D26. John WALKER,
Of Holly Bank, 9 July 1916, 81
Frances, w, 31 Oct 1931, 84

D27. Catherine WALKER,
Of Coton, 26 Jan 1914, 68
Simon, h, 25 June 1921, 68

D28. Mary CAPEWELL, 23 May 1918, 67
Mary, w, 26 August 1929, 74

D29. Richard RAY,
Late of Coton, 31 March 1848, 68
Ann, w, 18 Jan 1853, 68
William, s, 14 Dec 1812, 28


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 1st June 2007. They are reproduced from inscriptions made many years ago by Milwich Local Historian Randle Knight. They were far more readable then, and now, a lot of them are in a rather poor state. Mr Knight is happy for inscriptions he made, or which Marion has made from his photographs, to be included on this site.
E1. Inscription on top of Tomb
Sacred to the Memory of
John HANDLEY
late of Coton Mill
who departed this life
20th of February 1829
Aged 72 Years
Also of Sarah the Wife of
John HANDLEY
who departed this life
21st of June 1846
Aged 82 Years.
[Note: Sarah's maiden name was HALL]

Inscriptions on South side of same Tomb
In Memory of
Sampson HANDLEY
late of Coton Mill
Who died April 8th 1865
Aged 74 years.
To the memory of
Elizabeth wife of
Sampson HANDLEY
who died August 31st 1864
Aged 77 years.

Also Contributed
[stone discoloration. parts diff to read]
Sacred / to the memory of / John HANDLEY /
late of Coton Hill / who departed this life /
20th of February 1829 / aged 72 years /
also of Sarah the wife of / John HANDLEY /
who departed this life /
24? of June 1846 / aged 82 years / in memory of /
(Sampson?) HANDLEY / late? of Coton Hill? /
?? April 11th? 1865? / 74? years /
to the memory of /
Elizabeth wife of / Sampson HANDLEY /
who died August ??st / aged (77?) years
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E2. Sacred to the Memory of
the late John HANDLEY
(of Lea Fields Brewood)
who departed this life
November 1st 1858
Aged 64 years
Also of Ellen his Wife
who died April 5th 1864
Aged 75 years
So teach us to number our days
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm XC 12".

Also Contributed
Sacred / to the memory of /
the late John HANDLEY /
(of Lea-Fields Brewood) / who departed this life /
November 1st 1858 / aged 6?4 years. /
also of Ellen his wife /
who died April 15th 1864 / aged (77?) years /
so teach us to ???? our da? /
that we may apply our hea?.?? /
wisdom Psalm XG.12
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E3. Sacred to the Memory of
William HANDLEY / Late of Coton
who departed this Life
March 2nd 1866 / Aged 68 years.
Them also which sleep in Jesus will
God bring with Him. Thess. IV 14.".

Also Contributed
Sacred / to the memory of / William HANDLEY /
late of Coton, / who departed this life /
March 2nd 1866 / aged 68 years. /
them also which sleep in /
Jesus will God bring with / him. 1 Thess. 1V.14
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E4. Erected to the memory of
Ann HANDLEY
Died Sep 3rd 1872
Aged 72 years
She resteth from her labours
Also of James HANDLEY
Died Nov 2nd 1884
Aged 76 years
Thy will be done.

E5. Sacred to the Memory of
Anne HANDLEY daughter of
James and Anne HANDLEY
(of Brineton)
who died October 2nd 1849
Aged 24 years.
Death unto me no warning gave
But brought me to the silent grave
Yet little think who read this stone
How soon the case may be your own.

Also Contributed
Anne, d/o James & Ann HANDLEY,
Of Brineton, 2 Oct 1849, 24
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

Sacred / to the memory of /
Anne HANDLEY daughter of /
James and Anne HANDELY / of Briniton? /
who died October 2nd / 1849 / aged 24 years. /
death unto me no warning gave /
but ???? me ??????? /
ye little ??? who read this stone /
how soon the ??? your own
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E6. Sacred / To the Memory of
Sampson HANDLEY late of
Coton Mills
who departed this Life Decr 2nd 1801
Aged 71 years
Also Margaret the Wife of the
said Sampson HANDLEY who died
the 4th April 1812
Aged 76 years
Also of George the Son of
Sampson and Margaret HANDLEY
who departed this Life
September 1st 1799
Aged 21 years.

E7. Here lieth interred the body of
Ruth the Wife of Sampson HANDLEY of
Coton Mill who in the true faith
of Christ and hope of eternal life
died the 4th day of January in the
Year of our Lord 1759
Aged 19 years
Pale death can scarse find such another
A virtuous wife, and loving mother
Nor in her Actions more discreet
Than she who lies beneath my Feet
She now hath bid adieu to all
Both Husband Friends and Children small
Exhorting them not to Complain
Hoping in Heav'n to meet again.

On back of above Stone
Here lieth interr'd the body of
Ann the wife of George HANDLEY
of Coton Mill who in the true faith of
Christ and hope of eternal life
died the 26th day of August in
the year of our Lord 1758
Aged 67 years
Farewel Husband and children dear
Where'ere you do remain
The Lord of hosts be your defence
Till we do meet again.

E8. To the memory of
John BIRKIN of Coton
who departed this life
August 6th 1802 Aged 55
Also Sarah daughter of John
and Hannah BIRKIN who died
June 5th 1800 Aged 5 years
Farewell my wife and children dear
Where ever you do remain
The Lord of Host be your defence
Till we do meet again
Affliction sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God did please my Grief to ease
And free me of my pain.

Also Contributed
[weathered / eroded]
To / the memory of / John BIRKIN of Coton /
who departed this life / August ????? aged 55 /
also Sarah ???? of? John / and Ha??? ???? /
?? / ? [cannot read epitaph from photo]
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E9. Sacred to the Memory of
Hannah the wife of John BIRKIN
(late of Coton in this Parish)
who departed this life
21st of July 1825 Aged 74 years
Here rests from all the cares of life
The tender Mother and virtuous wife
Mixt with its native dust the body lies
The soul triumphant lives above the skies
Stop passenger look over this hallowd spot
What now is here one day shall be thy lot.

Also Contributed
[weathered / parts diff. to read from photo]
Sacred / to the memory of /
Hannah the wife of John BIRKIN. /
late of Coton in this parish /
who departed this life /
21st? of July 1825? aged (74?) years. /
here rests from all the cares of life /
the tender? mother and the ?? wife /
mi?t ??ly its a ?trivs dufe the body ?? /
the soul tri???phant lives at???? the skies? /
Stop? paf?en ?? look o'er th? ????? spot /
what? ???? ere? one day this'll? be ?? plot?
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E10. In Memory of
William BIRKIN / of Coton
who died / April 26th 1875
Aged 87 Years
In Memory of
Charlotte / the wife of
William BIRKIN
of Coton / who died
November 4th 1846
Aged 75 Years

Also Contributed
In / memory of / William BIRKIN / of Coton /
who died / April 25th 1875 / aged 87 years /
in / memory of / Charlotte / the wife of /
William BIRKIN / of Coton / who died /
November 4th 1846 / aged (2?)5 years
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E11. Here lieth the Body of
John BIRKIN of Coton
who died 14 August 1816
Aged 45 Years
Here lies an honest Inoffensive Friend
Happy in his mind and Peaceful in his end
Sincere in word and in his dealings just
Faithful to his Friend and upright in his trust


Also Contributed
[weathered / parts diff. to read from photo]
Here / lieth the body of / John BIRKIN of Coton /
who died ?? August 1816? / aged 73? years /
here lies a ????? ???? friend /
happy ??? ? / nd and ? ? his end /
sincere in word? and in his dealings ?? /
fanlant to his friend and up ??in to? ???
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]


The following are mostly from Marion's own recording & photos, with some details from Randle Knight where stones are no longer fully legible.
E12. In Loving Memory of
Francis John HALL
of Coton Hill, Milwich,
Died Oct 5th 1956 Aged 89 Years
Also his wife
Martha Elizabeth
Died April 23rd 1916 Aged 42 years.
Peace Perfect Peace

Also Contributed
In loving memory of / Francis John HALL, /
of Coton Hill Milwich. /
died Oct. 5th 1956, aged 89 years. /
also his wife / Martha Elizabeth, /
died April 23rd 1916, aged 42 years.
peace perfect peace

E13. Erected to the Memory of
Ann the wife of William HALL
of Coton Hayes / who died
15th of August 1840
Aged 37 years.
My fleeting memory swift did pass
My glass was quickly run
My life deceased like tender grass
When cut before the sun
My husband and three children dear
I in my prime did leave
and dyd in faith and hope sincere
That Christ would me receive.
[Auth: Burial entry checked in P.R. - 8 Oct correct]
R.W.K. has a photo of the gravestone taken
1970's which clearly shows the date as 15th
August 1840. The "1" is white compared to
the other characters - it could have been
carved in error and filled in, the filling
subsequently having fallen out]


E14. In Memory of
William HALL / of Coton Hayes
Who died March 3rd 1875
Aged 65 years.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
Also Catherine HALL
Beloved Wife of the above
Who died January 14th 1888
Aged 83 years.

Also Contributed
William HALL of ? Hayes,
died March 3rd 1875 age 65
Catherine wife of above,
died January 14th 1888 aged 85
[Vicki Backhouse: 16 Jan 2005]

E15. Sacred to the memory of
Edith daughter of Thomas
and Lydia HALL of Alstone
who departed this life
9th of November 1835
Aged 3 years.
Also of Sarah who departed this life
13th of November 1835
Aged 6 months
The great Jehovah from above
his angel bright did send
to fetch the little spotless ones
to joys that never end.
[Auth: Last year (2006) this stone was still "in
situ" but leaning forward. It has been removed
and laid flat at the side of the churchyard, but
has been badly broken in the process]


E16. In Memory of
Richard DUROSE / of Milwich
who died / October 11th 1855
Aged 49 years.
Also to the Memory of
Mary his Wife / who departed
this life May 7th 1840
Aged 38 years.
Also of Mary Ann second wife
of Richard DUROSE who died
November 30th 1851 Aged 39 years.
Also of Sarah and Eliza DUROSE
Children of the above
Richard and Mary DUROSE died young.
[Note: Richard's first wife was Mary HALL]

E17. In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Mother Ann MORTON
of Coton Green Farm
who departed this life
April 29th 1888 / Aged 76 Years.
Erected by her twin sons.
Also Benjamin MORTON
son of the above
Who Died July 13th 1890,
Aged 56 Years.
[Note: Ann was formerly HALL.
This stone has fallen backwards into
the hedge and is partly ivy covered]


E18. Sacred to the memory of
Elizabeth wife of Benjamin MORTON
of Coton
who died November 13th 1863
Aged 26 years.
Prepare to meet thy God.
Also of Edith MORTON daughter of the above
who died October 1st 1908
Aged 46 years.

Also Contributed
Elizabeth, w/o Benjamin MORTON,
Of Coton, 13 Nov 1865, 26
Edith, d, 1 Oct 1908, 46
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

Sacred / to the memory of / Elizabeth /
wife of Benjamin MORTON of Coton /
who died November 13th 1863 /
aged 26 years. /
prepare to meet thy God /
also of Edith MORTON /
daughter of the above /
who died October 1st 1908 / aged 46 years
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

E19. In loving memory of
James MORTON
who died July 12 1922
Aged 63 years.
Not lost but gone before.
Also his wife
Annie Sophia
who died April 15 1946
Aged 88 years.

Also Contributed
In / loving memory of / James MORTON, /
who died July 12, 1922, / aged 63 years. /
"not lost but gone before". /
also his wife / Annie Sophia, /
who died April 15th 1946 / aged (88?) years.
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 8th June 2007. Note: Most of the inscriptions Marion has contributed are for descendants of the HALL family, relations by marriage, or direct ancestors of hers. Her HALL family tree currently has over 1500 family members collected over a period of 20 years.
F1. Side of Tomb [inscription now severely eroded]
To the memory of the Rev'd John KNIGHT
late Vicar of this Parish
who departed this life March 27th 1800
Aged 53 yrs.
To the memory of Mrs Elizabeth KNIGHT
wife of the Rev John KNIGHT
who departed this life June 3 1795 Aged 50 yrs.
Near this place lie the remains of two of their children
Mary who died Oct 15th 1790 Aged 17 yrs
Spencer an infant.

[Opposite side of Tomb]
Sacred To the Memory of
Samuel KNIGHT late of Milwich Hall
who departed [this life] December 26th [1814]
Aged 42 Years.
Also to the Memory of Elizabeth [Knight]
wife of t[he late] [Sam]uel [Knight] ..... .....*
Also In Memory of Elizabeth KNIGHT
daughter of Saml. and Elizth KNIGHT
who Died the 23rd August 1808
Aged 1 Year and 9 months.
In Memory of Three Children
Mary, Ann and Saml.
Issue of Saml. and Elizth. KNIGHT
who died in their Infancy.
[* Elizabeth wife of Samuel is known to have died 19 Dec 1833;
Elizabeth wife of Rev'd John KNIGHT was born Elizabeth HALL]


Also Contributed
[weathered & moss discoloured / diff to read]
To / the memory of / the Rev. John KNIGHT /
late Vicar / of this parish /
who departed this life /
March 27th 1800 / aged (53?) years. /
to / the memory of / Mrs Eliz, KNIGHT /
wife of / the Rev John KNIGHT /
who departed this life /
June ?? 179? / aged 50 years. /
near / this place lie / the remains of /
two of their children, /
Mary who died / Oct 15th 17(90?) /
aged 17 years. / Spencer (and?)???
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

F2. Sacred to the Memory of Mary Anne KNIGHT
youngest daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth KNIGHT
of Milwich Hall who died at Sandon Park
May 19th 1855 Aged 44 years.
Be ye also ready.
Also footstone "MAK 1855".

F3. Sacred to the Memory of Ellen
the beloved wife of Josiah KNIGHT
of Milwich Hall
who died Dec 22nd 1865 in the 71st year of her age.

F4. In Memory of Josiah KNIGHT
of Milwich Hall
Born Feby 6th 1800,
Died March 18th 1881"
Also footstone "JK 1881".

F5. In loving memory of Josiah KNIGHT
(of Milwich Hall)
who died Jany 17th 1891
Aged 54 years.
Therefore be ye also ready
For in such an hour as
Ye think not the Son of Man Cometh.
Matt XXIV.44.

F6. In loving memory of Catherine Johnson
wife of George COUPE and widow of
Josiah KNIGHT of Milwich Hall.
Born August 26th 1852. Died July 15th 1909.
Not my will but thine be done. Luke 22.42."

F7. In Memory of Catherine Mary
daughter of Josiah and Catherine KNIGHT
(of Milwich Hall)
Born April 4 1884 / Died Jany 23 1886.
Also Samuel Josiah their son
Born July 24th 1885 / Died Nov 12th 1886.
E're sin could stain or sorrow fade
Death came with friendly care
To heaven the opening buds conveyed
And bade them blossom there.

F8. In loving memory of Samuel KNIGHT
of Coton Cottage (Milwich)
who died Novr 27th 1890 Aged 65 years.
The memory of the just is blessed. Prov. X.7.

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 13th January 2009.
G1. In / loving memory / of / Edward ASTBURY, /
of Oulton House Milwich, /
who died March 2nd 1921, / aged 81? years. /
"Father in thy gracious keeping /
leave we now our loved one sleeping".

G2. [some parts diff. to read from photo]
Sacred to the memory of / Thomas / BARTLETT, /
who departed this life / January 19. / 1907. /
also of Sarah / wife of the above /
who passed away May 2(?) 19(??) /
blessed are the dead which die / in the / Lord.

G3. In loving remembrance / of / William BISHOP /
of Tixall Villa, Tixall. /
who died July 13th / 1887 / aged 85 years. /
formerly of Woodend Farm, Milwich, /
also of / Dorothy, / wife of the above, William BISHOP. /
who died June 10th / 1886 / aged 83 years.

G4. Sacred / to the memory of / Richard BOOTH /
who departed / this life / June 27th 1854 / aged 73 years. /
also / to the memory of /
Elizabeth, wife of / Richard BOOTH / who died /
October 9th 1851 / aged 58 years. /
oh reader pause and ponder well, /
death is the gate to heaven or hell, /
our doom is fixed: the seal? is set, /
but thou may so? ????th portion? yet.

G5. Sacred / to the memory of /
Emma, the beloved wife of /
Robert CHALLINOR, / of Coton - Hayes, /
who died May 4th 1866 / aged 37 years. /
prime of life I was cut off /
no longer could I stay, /
because it was my saviours will /
to call me hence away.

G6. Here / lie the remains of / James CRATWICH /
(late of Milwich) / who departed this life /
March 4th 1848 / aged 40 years. /
be ye also ready: for in such an hour /
as ye think not, the son of man cometh. /
Matthew. XXIV.44 /
also Elizabeth, / wife of James CRATWICH /
who died Nov? 20th 1864 / (aged 61 years?)

G7. [parts diff. to read from photo]
In / loving memory / of / Mary Elizabeth /
beloved wife of / John COTTON / of D?th???ls /
who passed away April 28, 1920 / aged 63 years. /
"at rest". /
Sacred / also to the memory of /
John COTTON / who died Oct. 16 1939? / aged 85? years

G8. In / loving memory / of / Joseph Turner / COTTON. /
of Brook Farm. Milwich /
who died August 17. 1924 / aged 52 years. /
"peace perfect peace" / also / Emma / COTTON /
died Oct. 18, 1947 / aged 76 years. / R.I.P

G9. Sacred / to the memory of / Richard COTTON. /
of Coton. / who departed this life /
July 18th 1830 / aged 71 years. /
also / of Sarah his wife / who died /
17?th of January 1841 / aged 77 years.

G10. In / memory of / Thomas COTTON / of Milwich /
who died / March 28th 1899 / aged 80 years. /
in / memory of / Jane / the wife of /
Thomas COTTON / of Milwich / who died /
January 7th 1848 / aged 24 years. /
[weathered epitaph. diff to read]
weep not o'er? his? ?ny dusts? abode /
weep for the ??its ??? done /
and lifes remains days? ?? God /
th?? Jesus Christ his sa??? ??? /
also in memory of George their infant son /
died December 27? . . .
[more inscription-but goes below ground level]

G11. [horizontal stone / overgrown edge]
In memory / of / Ann the wife of /
William DAWSON / who departed this life /
?? of April 1824 aged 38 years. /
[epitaph diff. to read from photo]
?well husband my daughter and my sons /
? you at Acton Trids?? ?ay Olals? was quickly
run / ? toils of life and pangs? of death are o'
er / ? care and pain? and Sicknes? are no more.

G12. [weathered / eroded. diff. to read]
To / the memory of / John FOX of /
this parish / who departed /
this life June? 5th / aged ? year(s)? /
weep not for me my glass ??? /
tis? the (Lords? will ?? must b?????

G13. In / loving memory / of / Sarah HADDON /
who fell asleep May 12 1924. / aged 58 years. /
also of William Alfred HADDON, / her beloved husband, /
who fell asleep March 10. 1929 / aged 64 years.

G14. In / affectionate remembrance of / Mary /
wife of William HOLLINS / of Sandon. /
who departed this life /
December 2nd 1871 / aged 28 years. /
[weathering & Moss etc to lower part of
inscription - diff. to read . . .]

just as I am without one pl?? /
but that? thy blood was shed (for me?) /
and that thou bidst? me come to thee /
o lamb of God I come. /
also of William HOLLINS / of (Borston?) /
who died May (10?)th 19?? / aged 73? years
(thy will be done?).

G15. Here / lieth the body of /
Mary JACKSON who died the /
28th day of October 1810 (or 1870?) /
aged 63 years. /
begin betimes to farsend ????? /
and serve him faithfully /
and do thy doin to thy God /
thou neverift? not fear ?????

G16. In memory of / Emily LAVNO ? /
who died November 2nd 1902 / aged 84 years

G17. To the memory of / Louise / second daughter of /
Joseph Platt LOFTHOUSE / and Elizabeth his /
wife who died / June 15th 1868 / aged 23 years. /
thy will be done /
Sacred / to the memory of / Joseph Platt LOFTHOUSE /
(of Coton.) / who departed this life /
November. 30th 1857 / aged 44 years. /
"blessed are the dead / which die in the Lord". /
also / to the memory of / Elizabeth. the wife of /
Joseph Platt LOFTHOUSE / who departed this life /
January. 5th, 1858 / aged 38 years. /
"the memory of the just / is blest." /
to the memory of /
James LOFTHOUSE, /
(of Hopion,?) who departed /
this life June 2nd 18(01?) / aged 83 years. /
also Jane wife of the above /
who died March 21st 1874 / aged 86 years. /
in memory of / Diana Jane LOFTHOUSE /
who died Feb. 29th 1924 / aged 73 years.

G18. In memory of / Mary MOTTRAM / Late of Coton-Hayes /
in this parish / who died /
December 27th 1841 / aged 79 years. /
farewell vain world I've known enough of thee /
and now am careless what thou sayst of me /
thy smiles I court not nor thy frowns do fear /
my cares are past my head lies quiet here. /
what faults thou sawst in me take care to shun?
/ and look at home enough there's to be done.

G19. Ms / William John PERKIN / son of /
John & Elizabeth PERKIN / of Sandon /
died May 15th 1844 / aged (12?) years. /
[part overgrown . . .]
"for of such is the kingdom / of heaven"
{Stonemasons mark: TOMLINSON Smallrice}

G20. To the memory of / Joseph ROBINSON of /
Milwich who departed this life /
March the (14th?) (18??) / aged (71?) years. /
[epitaph diff to read, looks like . . .]
in seventy one? ?? hafs was? ?? /
and now (tis God?) son of God? took? /
receive thy soul for the sake of h?? /
who paid a ransom for my (soul?) /
also to the memory / of Ann the wife of /
Joseph ROBINSON / who departed this life /
21st of January 1828 aged / 90 years.

G21. In / loving memory of / John, /
the beloved husband of / Louisa SHREHORN, /
of Garshall Green, / who departed this life /
February 24th 1930, / aged 80 years. /
"thy will be done". /
also of Louisa, wife of the above /
who departed this life /
April 21st 1933, / aged 75 years. / "at rest".

G22. Sacred / to the memory of /
William TABBERNOR / of Cayton?-Mills? /
who departed this life /
December 4th 1834 / aged 64 years.

G23. In loving memory of / Ellen, /
beloved wife of Arthur TOMKINSON /
of Coton Hayes Farm. Fradswell, /
who died Sept. 17. 1926. / aged 51 years. /
not gone from memory, / not gone from love, /
but gone to rest in ?r home above. /
also of the above / Arthur TOMKINSON, /
who died June 12. 1933, / aged 70 years / "at rest". /
[attached engraved brass plaque with inscription]
A.D. UPTON / 1903-1999 / daughter of /
Arthur & Ellen / forever keeping / us safe

G24. [lower part of inscription very diff. to read]
Sacred / to the memory of / Thomas TABBERNOR /
late of Oulton House in this parish. /
who exchanged this life for a better /
? of February? 1826? aged 75 years /
here ???? whom thore was no guile, /
the toils of life and pangs of death are o'er /
and care and pain and? sickness are no more. /
also / to the memory of /
Mary the wife of Thomas TABBERNOR /
who departed this life /
(25 of May 18??) aged 67? years. /
a virtuous careful and in lustrous? wife /
hath duty fill ??age of life / a tender ?????
[rest of lines cannot read]
[Ed: see also TABBERNOR family MIs in Section J, below]

G25. [weathered eroded / moss encrusted / errors expected]
To the memory of / the Rev Evan ELWS??
Rector of Milwich and ringet?
who died 31 Jan ??01 / aged ?? years

G26. Sacred to the memory of /
Eliza VERNON / of Summerhill / Milwich /
who departed this life /
March 26th 1870 / in her 81st year.

G27. [weathered eroded / moss discoloured / errors expected]
To / the memory of/ John VERNON/
late of / Millwich who departed this/
??? 27? day of May 1799/ aged 30 years.

G28. [weathered / diff. to read]
To the memory of / George WOOD /
late of Coton / who departed this life /
December? 29th 1861 / aged (87?) years. /
also of M??? WOOD / wife of ?????? / George WOOD /
who ????(December?) 27th 1857 / aged 80 years

G29. Here lieth (buried?) the body of /
(Ruth?) the wife of ???? (SAWLEY?)
of / Coton Hills who in the ??e fan /
of Christ? and hope of ??nal life /
died the (4th) day of (March?) in
the. / year of our Lord 1759 ??? /
aged (19??) years

G30. In / affectionate / remembrance of /
John Steedman ASTBURY / (of Oulton House) /
who died April 20th / 1874 / aged 34 years. /
thy will be done. / also Martha the /
beloved wife of the above /
who died April 13th 1904 / aged 79 years. /
peace perfect peace.

Also Contributed
John Steedman ASTBURY,
Of Oulton House, 20 April 1874, 54
Martha, w, 13 April 1904, 79
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003 & 7 Nov 2005]

G31. To the memory of / Mary BISHOP daughter of /
John and Ruth? BISHOP /
who died May 13th 1790 / aged 48.
[cannot read rest of inscription from photo]

Also Contributed
Mary BISHOP,
d/o John & Ruth BIFHOP [BISHOP],
15 May 1790, 48
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G32. [weathered / parts diff. to read from photo]
Here lieth ? body of Mary /
the wife of John BISHOP /
of Woodend? who departed /
this life July 6? ?49? / ?? 6???
[weathered / eroded-cannot read rest of inscription]

Also Contributed
Mary, w/o John BIFHOP [BISHOP],
of Woodend, 16 July 1749, 63
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G33. In / loving memory / of / Mary EVANS /
of Carshall Green /
who departed this life Jan 5-1928 /
aged 72 years. / "entered into rest"

Also Contributed
Mary EVANS,
Of Garshall Green, 5 Jan 1928, 72
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G34. Underneath / are deposited the /
mortal remains of /
Thomas FINNEMORE. / (late of Coton) /
who departed this life /
22nd of May 1826 / aged 74 years. /
underneath / are deposited the /
mortal remains of /
Elizabeth the wife of / Thomas FINNEMORE /
of Coton. who died / August 25th 1816. / aged 65 years. /
here lieth waiting for immortal life. /
the tender husband of a loving wife; /
good was his heart? and in his friendship sound. /
patient in pain and loved by all around. /
in every age the present? and the past, /
to this the great, the rich? come as last /
put all your trust in God, on him rely? /
sooner or later, all mankind must die

Also Contributed
Thomas FINNEMORE,
Late of Coton, 22 May 1826, 74
Elizabeth, w, 25 Aug 1816, 65
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G35. [weathered epitaph]
In / memory of / Samuel HEATH, /
of Morrilow? Heath, /
who died March 21st 1871 / aged 24 years. /
for to me to (live?) ??? ??? and to (die is
ca?)?? / ?[cannot read rest of epitaph]

Also Contributed
Samuel HEATH,
Of Morrilow Heath, 21 Mar 1871, 24
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G36. In / memory of / Thomas COTTON /
late of Seighford / who died /
May 9th 1830 / aged 70 years

Also Contributed
Thomas COTTON,
Late of Seighford, 9 May 1830, 70
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G37. In / memory / of / William HOLLINS / who died /
May 13th 188(3?) / aged 76 years /
"gone home". /
in / memory of / Ann / the beloved / wife of /
William HOLLINS / of W??? ??? /
who died / Decr 21st? 18(66?) / aged 58 years. /
I waited patiently for the Lord /
and he inclined unto me and heard / my cry. psalms ?

Also Contributed
William HOLLINS, 13 May 1893, 76
Ann, w, of Whitelow Brooks,
21 Dec 1866, 58
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

William HOLLINS, 13 May 1885, 76
Ann, w, of Whitelow Brooks, 21 Dec 1866, 58
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G38. In memory of / Charles LEESE /
late of Coton / who died /
the 17th November 1794 / aged 58 years. /
also of / Elizabeth his wife / who died /
the 1st August 182(4?) / in the 90th year /
of her age.

Also Contributed
Charles LEESE,
Late of Coton, 17 Nov 1794, 59
Elizabeth, w, 18 August 1824, 92
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G39. Erected / in memory of / Mary MUSGRAVE /
daughter of / William & Ann HOLLINS /
of Whitelow Brooks, / who departed this life /
Oct 14th 1859 aged 21 years. /
also Thomas HOLLINS / who died in his infancy

Also Contributed
Mary MUSGRAVE,
d/o William & Ann HOLLINS,
of Whitelow Brook, 14 Oct 1859, 21
Thomas HOLLLINS, son, who died in infancy
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

Mary MUSGRAVE,
d/o William & Ann HOLLINS,
Of Whitelow Brooks, 14 Oct 1859, 21
Thomas HOLLINS who died in infancy
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G40. Sacred / to the memory of / Joseph SHAW /
late of Clifton / but formerly of Gayton /
who died February 20th 1866 /
aged 6(8?) years. /
also of Lydia wife of / Joseph SHAW /
who died Decr, 12th 1891 / aged 88 years.
[Ed: Clifton near Ashbourne, or Clifton
Campville? I suppose it could be either]


Also Contributed
Joseph SHAW,
Late of Clifton, formerly of Gayton,
20 Feb 1866, 68
Lydia, w, 12 Dec 1894, 86
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G41. In loving memory of / Mary Ann /
?? of George SNELSON of Coton. /
who died Jan. 5th 1907 / aged 69 years. /
home at last thy labour done. /
also of the above named / George SNELSON /
who died February 13th 1911 / aged 74 years. /
"thy will be done".

Also Contributed
Mary Ann, w/o George SNELSON,
5 Jan 1907, 69
George, above, 13 Feb 1911, 74
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G42. Sacred / to the / memory of /
Mary the only daughter /
of the late Thomas and /
Mary TABBERNOR / of Oulton House /
who died 21st of August 1835 / aged 48 years.
[Ed: see also TABBERNOR family MIs in Section J, below]

Also Contributed
Mary, d/o Thomas & Mary TABBERNOR,
of Oulton House, 21 August 1835, 18
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G43. Here / remains the mortal part of /
Ann the wife of / George VERNON /
late of Withysitch /
who died ? of December 1795 / aged (83?) years /
an aged parent here is laid /
no ill of her is truly said /
so children dear contented be /
yourselves prepare to follow me.

Also Contributed
Ann, w/o George VERNON,
Late of Withysitch,
4 Dec 1795, 33
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

Ann, w/o George VERNON,
Late of Withysitch, 17 Dec 1795, 83
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G44. Here / remains the mortal part of
George VERNON / (late of Withysitch) /
who departed this life /
?? of September 1827 aged 87 years /
this? disposition was benevolent /
?? heart tender his temper /
cheerful? and in all the relitine?? /
of life his conduct was uniform? / ?? /
?? every age the presey and the past /
to this the great the resait cope at ?ail /
but all ?? / ?[cannot read the rest]

Also Contributed
George VERNON,
Late of Withysitch,
11 Sept 1827, 87
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

George VERNON,
Late of Withysitch, Sept 1827, 87
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

G45. In / affectionate remembrance of /
John WALKER /
(of Coton Lodge) who departed /
this life May 6th 1867 / aged 48 years /
farewell dear wife and infant too, /
the Lord hath called me far from you /
greave not for me but pity take/
on my poor infant for my sake

Also Contributed
John WALKER,
Of Coton Lodge, 6 May 1867, 48
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

G46. In / loving memory of / Thomas HEATH /
of Whitelow Knowles, /
who died Nov, 9th. 1894 / aged 91 years. /
also of Sarah his wife /
who died Dec. 2 (6 or 8?)th 1891 /
aged 83 years. /
[epitaph eroded, rough guess . . .]
this shalt come if thy grave in a fullace? /
like is it of in his s??

Also Contributed
Thomas HEATH,
Of Whitelow Knowles,
9 Nov 1894, 91
Sarah, w, 29 Dec 1891, 83
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 30th April 2010.
H1. This is a divided stone.
The left hand side is blank.
The right hand side reads:

Here / lieth the Remains of /
Dorothy the Wife of /
Thomas HALDERN of /
this town who de- /
parted this Life ye /
16th Day of February /
In ye Year of or Lord /
1763 Aged .. Years" /
there is more lettering below, now hidden by
nettles - possibly 3 lines totally illegible, then:

    beloved Wife
… …   … racking pain
…  Hope still whispers we
   shall meet again
To part no more in Paradise
  above
Where all is Harmony
  where all is love
[It is known Thomas HALDERN died 1786-7 (will
dated 20 Apr 1786, probate 2 May 1787), however
there is no record of his burial at Milwich]


Also Contributed
[weathered / eroded. diff to read, esp. lower
part of inscription & epitaph]

Here / ???? remains of / Dorothy? the wife of /
Thomas (HALDERN)? bf? / this (town)? who dd? /
parted this life /
1(9?)th day of February /
in the year of our Lord / (1703?)? / ?????
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

H2. Sacred / To the Memory of /
Roger HALDEN / of /
Hilderstone* /
Who departed this life /
the 27th Day of May /
1820 in the 82nd Year /
of his Age. /
Here / Lieth the Remains /
of Mary the Wife / /
of / Roger HALDEN /
who departed this life /
on the 15th of July 1829 /
Aged 78. /
Within this silent Tomb I lie conceal'd /
Untill my Saviour Christ shall be reveal'd /
A prisoner now to Earth I'm bound /
Untill that joyful trumpet sound /
Which wakes the dead and bids the ..... [sinner rise?] /
And wings my way to Mansions in the ..... [skies?] /
[* The mason originally carved "Stone", but then
carved "Hilderstone" on top. I (Marion) am not 100%
certain of the word "sinner" and there are only the
vaguest traces of the final words of lines 5 & 6.
I think "rise" and "skies" are the most likely]


Also Contributed
[weathered / eroded. diff to read, esp. epitaph]
Sacred / to the memory of / Roger HALDEN /
of / Hilderstone(*) / who departed this life /
the 27th day of May /
1820 in the 82nd year / of his life. /
here / lieth the remains / of Mary the wife / of /
Roger HALDEN / who departed this life /
on the 15th of July 1829 / aged 78. /
wi?lain? t?his? silone? to ?? lie conceal'd /
??il? my saviours glo ???????? /
a? prisoner? ???? to? ?? th i'm ??????? /
until that tox? cul?? trumpet ?????? /
whi?? awakes the dead and bid ???? /
and we?? my way to mansions? in the ????
[*stonemasons error / overlaid lettering,
probably says "Hilderstone"]

[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

H3. In loving Memory of /
John HALDEN / of Milwich /
He Died Febry 16th 1882 /
Aged 60 Years /
Farewell dear wife and children dear, /
I am not dead but sleeping here, /
My end you know my grave you see, /
Prepare you all to follow me. /

H4. To the memory of William HALDEN /
who departed this life March 30th 1906 /
Aged 56 years /
Also of Sarah his Wife /
Schoolmistress of Milwich for 25 years /
who fell asleep on November 8th 1906 /
Aged 61 years. /
I am / the / living bread /
which came down /
from Heaven: If any /
man eat of this bread /
he shall live for ever /
and the bread that I will /
give is my flesh which I will give /
for the life of the world. /


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 4th May 2010. They are reproduced from inscriptions made many years ago by Milwich Local Historian Randle Knight. Mr Knight is happy for inscriptions he made, or which Marion has made from his photographs, to be included on this site.
I1. In / Loving Memory / of /
Hannah HALDEN /
The Beloved Wife of John HALDEN /
of Milwich /
Who Died June 27th 1915 /
At 33 St Clair Terrace, Florence, Longton /
Aged 79 Years /
Hope That Can Look Beyond The Grave /
With Faith's Sustaining Power
Hope, Which The "Rock Of Ages" Gave /
Brightened Her Latest Hour /
I2. The following stone is very badly worn, and is
one of several stones now moved and laid flat.

In Loving Memory of /
Elizabeth / Wife of /
William HALDEN /
Who Died     1882 /
[2 lines, indecipherable]
William HALDEN /
Who Died Oct     1889 /
Aged 77 Years /
"Come Unto Me All Ye That Labour /
And Are Heavy Laden And I Will /
Give You Rest" /
[It is known they were buried on 5 Oct 1882,
aged 73 and 4 Oct 1889 respectively]



The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 16th July 2010.
J1. Sacred / to the Memory of /
Joseph KENRICK / of Gayton
Prudence his Wife
she died April 27 1808 / aged 35
He died November 19 / 1809 / Aged 36.
[Auth: no record of burial of either in Milwich register, but
Prudence is also recorded on an adjacent stone qv below]


Also Contributed
[weathered / diff to read from photo]
Sacred / to the memory of / Joseph KENRICK /
of (Ganton?) / Prudence? his wife /
she died (7 mo?) (180?) / aged 35 years /
he died November (19?) (1809?) / aged 30.
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

J2. [adjacent stone to the one above]
Here / lieth the Body /
of Martha the Wife /
of John HA /
RRISON of Hilderstone /
who died April / the 4th 1787 / Aged 31
Also lies Mary / their Daughter /
who died young.
[Here]
lieth the Body / of Martha /
Wife of Thomas / TABBERNOR who /
died May 15th / 1801 Aged 74 Years
Also Prudence the /
Wife of Joseph / KENRICK who died /
April 27th 1808 / Aged 35 Years.

The following 3 stones are nearby.

Also Contributed
[stonemason split surname between 4 /
5th line looks like HAMSON]

Here / lieth the body / of Martha the /
wife of John HA /
MSON?
(HAMSON?) of Hilderst? /
who died April / the 4th 1787 / aged 31? /
also lies Mary / their daughter / who died young. /
here / lieth the body / of Marcha the /
wife of Thomas / TABBERNOR who /
died May 16th? / 1801 aged (75?) years. /
also Prudence the / wife of Joseph /
KENDRIK who died / April (27th) 1808? /
aged 55? years /
[more - perhaps epitaph, but hidden by
overgrowth at base of stone]

[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

Martha, w/o John HARRIFON [HARRISON],
Of Hilderftone [Hilderstone], April 4th 1781, 31
Martha, w/o Thomas TABBERNON (*)
[this is correct]
15 May 1801, 74
Mary, their d, died young
Prudence w/o Jofeph [Joseph] KENDRIK,
27 April 1808, 35
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

J3. Near / this place lie the remains of /
Thomas TABBERNOR /
(of the Oulton-House:) /
who departed this life /
October 1st 1781 / Aged 61 Years
Also of Martha his wife /
who departed this life /
May 15th 1801 / Aged 74 Years.

Also Contributed
[lower part of inscription very diff. to read]
Near / this place lie the remains of /
Thomas TABBERNOR, / (of the Oulton-House) /
who departed this life /
October 1st 1781 / aged 61 years /
also of Martha? his wife /
who departed this life /
(May 1st?) (1801?) / aged 74 years
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

G047. Thomas TABBERNOR,
Of the Oulton House,
1 Oct 1781, 61
Martha, w, 15 May 1801, 74 (*)
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]
Thomas TABBERNOR,
of the Oulton-House, 1 Oct 1781, 61
Martha, w, 6 M[a]y 1801, 74
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]

J4. Sacred / to the Memory of /
James the Son of /
Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR /
of Oulton House /
who departed this Life /
29th day of June 1826 /
After a residence of 30 Years /
in the West Indies /
Aged 63 Years.

Also Contributed
Sacred / to the memory of / James the son of /
Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR / of Oulton House /
who departed this life the / 29th day of June 1826 /
after a residence of 30 years / in the West Indies, /
aged 63 years.
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

J5. Sacred / To the Memory of /
Margaret TABBERNOR /
Daughter of the late /
Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR /
of the Holton House /
Who died June 6th 1822 /
Aged 54 Years

Also Contributed
Sacred / to the memory of / Margaret TABBERNOR /
daughter of the late / Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR /
of the Holton House /
who died June 6th 1822 / aged 54 years.
[Derek Scragg: 13 Jan 2009]

G046. Margaret TABBERNOR,
d/o late Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR,
of the Holton House, 6 June 1822, 54
[Alf Beard: 25 Nov 2003]

Margaret,
d/o late Thomas & Martha TABBERNOR,
Of the Holton House, 6 June 1822, **
[Alf Beard: 7 Nov 2005]


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 16th April 2014.
MILWICH - Removed Gravestones
These are laid down in a row close to the hedge at the east side of the churchyard, with three laid in front of other stones at the southern end.
Words or notes have been added in square brackets where there was a detail Marion was unable to read, or where she felt it appropriate to add information from her transcription - to 1900 - of the parish register. The burial register started in 1890 is [May 2014] still is use at the church. Where there is a detail added in rounded brackets, that is how it appears on the stone.
Comments in red type have been added by Randle Knight. A red "P" means that he has a photograph which he took in the 1970's. It appears that he did not photograph all the stones, and possibly none at all dated after 1900. Even some of these relatively modern stones are no longer fully legible.
Starting from the northern end (furthest from the church)
K1. John Bostock SNAPE, Chase View, Garshal Green, d. 11 Dec 1932 aged 62
also Laura SNAPE, his wife, d. 16 Nov 1958 aged 87. P
K2. William SNAPE, Garshall Green, d. 17 Oct 1877 in his 76th year
also Elizabeth his wife d. 2 Feb 1885 aged 72. P
K3. Edith daughter of Thomas & Lydia HALL of Alstone,
d. 9 Nov 1835 aged 3
also Sarah HALL d. 13 Nov 1835 aged 6 months. P
K4. James PATTYSON of Milwich, d. 13 Apr 1849 aged 52
also Sarah his wife d. 6 Jul 1840 aged 37
also Elizabeth daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth PATTYSON
of Garshall Green d. 19 Aug 1871 aged 12
also Samuel their son, d. in infancy. P
K5. Hannah wife of John BOWERS of Coton d. 20 Sep 1892 aged 67
also John BOWERS husband of the above d. 8 Jun 1899 aged 77. P
K6. Samuel KNOBBS of Draycot Waste d. 2 Sep 1880 aged 86
also Elizabeth his wife died 5 Aug 1874 aged 83 P
K7. three inscriptions, only one name uncovered - William.
From the dates uncovered this appears to be the stone of -
Richard RAY d. 31 Mar 1848 aged 68
also Ann [his wife] d. 18 Jan 1853
[REAY in burial register, buried 22 Jan 1853 aged 68]
also William their [son] d. 14 Dec 1842 aged 28
[REAY aged 27 in burial register] P [only RAY on stone]
K8. Elijah STANIER late of Coton, died at Manchester, 21 Feb 1899 aged 61. P
K9. Mary wife of Elijah STANIER of Coton, d. 11 Feb 1879 aged 41. P
K10. Sarah wife of John MARTIN of The Rest, Gayton, d. 15 Dec 1916 aged 72
also John MARTIN (her husband) d. 25 Mar 1928 aged 81.
[Randle has not photographed this stone, but they were both buried
four days later than these dates, and the ages agree]

K11. [worn inscription]
James Gilbert MOULD
[date & age illegible, buried 23 Aug 1892 aged 22]
also his mother Honora Ann wife of James MOULD d. 11 Jan* 1903 aged 73
[* piece set into stone with date correction has fallen out. In this case
the error was cut out and correction carved into the hole, on Randle's photo
it clearly says Jan, and she was buried Jan 15th]
P
[even when standing this stone had started to wear, the date for JGM looks
like 10 Aug, but it is almost certainly the 19th, his age is 22]

K12. Judith WARD d. at Castle Farm 20 Dec 1890 in her 82nd year. P
K13. William Thos SHEMILT of Coton d. 5 May 1914 aged 51. P
K14. William COLLIER of Castle Farm d. 15 Jan 1892 aged 76
[76 in burial register] P
K15. Lewis ALLPORT of Burston (late of Milwich) born 19 Oct 1836, d. 2 Mar 1909
also Elizabeth Ann his wife, born 8 Aug 1841, d. 15 Nov 1911.
[Randle had not photographed this. Register is consistent, except that EAA was
buried 18 Nov. Randle has since been to check - she died on 15 Nov]

K16. Jane FINNEMORE daughter of the late John FINNEMORE of
Crakemarsh, Uttoxeter, d. 19 Mar 1913 aged 76. P
K17. John WILLIAMS of Heathy View, Stone Heath, d. 17 May 1918 aged 77
also Martha (Pattie) wife of John MARTIN, Stone Heath, [widow]
of the late John
WILLIAMS, d. 24 Sep 1924 aged 63. P
[widow is correct]
K18. Catherine WALKER of Coton, d. 26 Jan 1914 aged 68
[no matching death reg found]
also Simon her husband d. 25 Jun 1921 aged 68. P
K19. [Severely eroded, nothing legible]
Elizabeth, wife of William HALDEN, [bur 5 Oct] 1882 [aged 73],
also William HALDEN [bur 4] Oct 1889 aged 77.
[Burial dates and her age are from the registers. Randle has compared the
photo he took in 1975 when the inscription was sufficiently legible to identify it
with one he took as Marion uncovered it, and he is sure they are the same]

K20. Ann daughter of the late Thomas FOSTER of Hixon d. 26 Jan 1891 aged 68. P
K21. John SHEMILT of Beacon Bank, Milwich, d. 8 May 1884 aged 68
also Elizabeth his wife d. 28 [April 1899 aged 86] P
K22. John PHILLIPS d. 19 May [1843] aged 76
also Lydia his wife d. 17 Mar 18[54] aged 80. P
K23. Catherine wife of James R. LEESE of Garshall Green d. 12 Aug 1938 aged 42
James Ralph LEESE d. 13 Mar 1983 aged 86 P
[his age is correct]
K24. [worn inscription]
Margaret wife of John KNOWLES late of Northumberland
d. at Milwich 1 Dec 1846 aged 71. P
K25. Sarah Ann wife of William COTTON of Higher Openshaw,
Manchester, d. 12 Aug 1904 aged 45
also William COTTON her husband, d. 12 Dec 1905 aged 47. P
[1904 is correct for SAC]
K26. William Smith WILLIAMS of Garshall Green, born 3 May 1813, d. 9 Nov 1891
also Ann WILLIAMS d. 19 Feb 1857 aged 16 months
also Edward WILLIAMS d. 14 Jan 1858 aged 9 months P
K27. [Elizabeth wife of Thomas COOK]
of Day-Hills d. 5 Dec 1856 in her 68th year
also the above Thomas COOK d. 25 Nov 1861 aged 71. P
K28. Reuben child of Thomas & Sarah HEATH of
Whitelow Knowles in this Parish, d. 30 Nov 1853 aged 1 year. P
K29. Emma child of Charles & Anne HEATH of Longton,
d. 14 Jan 1869 aged 8 months
also Percy, d. in infancy
[buried 9 Sep 1880 aged 6 weeks]
also George their son, d. 5 Dec 1883 aged 6 years & 6 months
[buried 9 Dec 1883 aged 6.]
also Gertrude their daughter d. 11 Jun 1896 aged 26 years. P
K30. Anne wife of Charles HEATH of Uttoxeter Road, Longton, d. 5 Mar 1906 aged 66
also Charles HEATH d. 12 Feb 1911 aged 76. P
K31. Mary Thomas SHEMILT daughter of George & Mary SHEMILT
of Fradswell, d. 14 Oct 1830 aged 14 months. P
K32. Annie wife of C.T. DIX of Summer Hill, d. 6 Jul 1911.
[aged 62 in register] P
K33. Maria WOOD fourth daughter of the late George &
Maria WOOD of Coton, d. 31 Jan 1893
[aged 74 in register]
also Eliza WOOD third daughter of the late
George & Maria WOOD of Coton, d. 29 Jun 1900.
[aged 84 in register] P
K34. Richard WHITEHURST of Coton Cottage, d. 31 May 1908 aged 71.
[year confirmed by register] P
K35. George STUBBS of Coton in this Parish, d. 30 Mar 1842 aged 72. P
K36. [This stone is in front of number K37]
Thomas RUSHTON late of Garshallgreen, d. 16 Nov 1840 aged 52
also of three children Elizabeth, Francis & Henry,
of Thomas & Prudence RUSHTON,
Elizabeth d. 19 Jan 1829 aged 3 years
[details of the other two children not uncovered -
Francis RUSHTON died 7 buried 10 April 1841 aged 4 years
Henry RUSHTON died 9 buried 12 Jun 1841 aged 21 years] P
K37. Mary LYCETT of Lane -End, d. 12 Apr 1821 aged 70
[no matching burial entry] P
K38. Mary wife of Thomas SIMS of Garshall House in this Parish
d. 10 Feb 1806 aged 42. P
[the date is cut off Randle's print, but fortunately it is clearly
legible on the negative, she was buried on the 12th]

K39. Prudence SIMS of the Garshall House, d. 26 Apr 1846 aged 20 years. P
K40. [This is in front of numbers K38 & K39. Carved from red sandstone,
has no sign of any inscription, but may have been placed face down as it is
covered with diagonal lines which may be from the cutting of the block of stone]
K41. [In front of numbers K39 & K42]
Thomas COTTON late of Milwich, d. 17 Apr 1808 in his 50th year. P
K42. James Hardy ANDREW, for five years Vicar of this Parish
[no date on stone] P
[He was vicar 1923-28, died on 18 Jan and buried 22 Jan 1928]

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