Some Memorial Inscriptions - Newchurch, Staffordshire
Christchurch Churchyard

Christchurch, or Christchurch-in-Needwood was erected in 1809, to serve the disafforested portion of Needwood Forest, following its enclosure in 1804. The church itself has been closed for several years, and is now a private dwelling, but the graveyard is still consecrated, and remains open.

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 8th July 2004. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Benjamin STANLEY, 6 May 1893, 69
Emma, relict, 27 May 1901, 68

A2. Sarah, w/o Robert DALE,
& d/o John & Matilda WAINWRIGHT,
20 Dec 1859, 36

A3. Robert DALE, 16 Nov 1839, 70
Ann, d, 28 March 1840, 34
Ann, w, 6 Feb 1845, 62

A4. Anne, w/o Thomas CARVEL,
Of Church Farm, 24 April 1903, 69

A5. Dinah TAILBY, 24 Aug 1850 - 22 Jan 1912

A6. Richard FORT,
Formerly of Reed, Manchester,
25 July 1856 - 3 Jan 1918
Alice Hannah, w, [stone sunk at this point]

A7. Margaret * FORT, w/o Richard FORT,
Of Lancastershire, 6 Aug 1821 - 2 Feb 1909

A8. Gilbert TODD,
1st Vicar of this parish, 14 Nov 18*8 - 12 Feb 1908
Mary, w, 24 June 1905, 63

A9. Samuel RUSHTON, of Newborough,
22 Feb 1890, 61

A10. Thomas THURMAN of Yoxall,
Late of Tollerton, 11 May 1896, 87
Mary, w, who died at Henbury, Cheshire,
18 June 1903, 92

A11. Ann WATTS, 19 April 1874, 28

A12. Kate, w/o Charles Greasley ARMSON,
Of Yoxall, Surgeon, Obbit Jan XXVII, MDCCCLXVI,
Aet XXIV
[Auth: Translated died Jan 27th 1866 aged 24]

A13. William DUNSTON and Dorothy his wife,
Of Stubby Lane,
He died 28 June 1834, 71
She died 15 Feb 1858, 76

A14. Frances, w/o Charles MILES,
Of Bagonhurst Farm, 2 Aug 1869, 27
Elizabeth HALL of Uttoxetor, sister of the
Above, 5 Feb 1870, 73

A15. Louisa BARTON, 17 Aug 1814 - 23 Oct 1888
Henry BARTON, Esqr, 18 June 1806- 6 March 1852

A16. George HALL, 25 Feb 1891 - 1 March 1943
Isabel Ada, 11 March 1976, 89

A17. Ellen HALL, whos remains are interred in this churchyard

A18. George WILD, 15 Jan 1928, 44
Ellen, w, 21 Dec 1967, 82
William George, s, 7 Feb 1911 - 22 Feb 1911
Harry, s, 19 Nov 1913 - 20 July 1920

A19. Emily Eva TYLER, 14 Nov 2003

A20. Eric George LOWNDES, 25 Mar 2004

A21. Cyril SNOW, 18.6.23 - 19.10.87
Margaret Deborah, 28.5.24 - 8.10.95

A22. Ernest Charles ROSE,
Of Newchurch, h/o May,
14 Nov 1986, 82

A23. Mabel SUTTON, 9 Jan 1980

A24. George VENABLES, 27 Oct 1979, 85
Sarah, 7 March 1981, 91

A25. Leonard SCOTT, 31 July 1973, 63

A26. Henry Walter FEATHERSTONE, O.B.E, M.D,
Honorary LLD & JP of Yoxall Lodge,
5 April 1894 - 23 April 1967
Margery Eveline, 4 Aug 1892 - 13 Feb 1984

A27. Mary SMITH, 21 March 1850, 12
Hannah SMITH, 7 April 1850, 7yrs

A28. Violet Elsie infant d/o
Richard & Constance Mary RATCLIFF,
27 Oct 1879 - 10 April 1880

A29. William TWIGG,
Late Linbrook Farm, 19 Jan 1856, 42

A30. Catherine IRONMONGER,
9 March 1834, 9yrs
Frances Mary IRONMONGER,
29 May 1849, 17
Charles Lawley IRONMONGER,
9 April 1851, 16

A31. Mary. w/o Benjamin IRONMONGER,
6 July 1827, 67
Benjamin, the above, 12 Aug 1827, 80

A32. Mary, w/o Edward IRONMONGER,
Of Hoar Cross, 26 May 1868, 75

A33. George JOHNSON,
Many years Coachman to Edward SNYDE, Esqr,
Of Byrkley Lodge, 17 May 1831, 42

A34. Jane, d/o the late John CARRINGTON,
Of Sandybrook, Ashbourne, 28 May 1911, 78

A35. Annie w/o Aaron TOPLIS, 19 Oct 1906, 33

A36. Frances, d/o David & Patience LOVEBROCK,
Of Moat Hall, 1 Oct 1835, 16
Sarah MARTIN, late of Burton on Trent,
Grandmother to the above named Frances,
20 June 1846, 74

A37. Rhoda TURTON, aged 22

A38. Charlotte SMITH, 23 April 1893, 83

A39. Sarah, w/o John BARTON, 13 June 1862, 62

A40. John COTTON, late of Hoar Cross,
6 July 1850, 70

A41. Ann, w/o John COTTON, 9 May 1849, 64

A42. Catherine COTTON, 3rd d/o John & Ann,
Of Hoar Cross, 3 Feb 1837, 23

A43. Elizabeth COTTON, 2nd d/o John & Ann,
20 Nov 1828, 17

A44. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas WOODINGS,
17 Oct 1855, 75

A45. Thomas WOODINGS, 9 April 1857, 63

A46. Ann WOODINGS, 10 Feb 1865, 64
James WOODINGS, 23 Nov 1867, 71

A47. George LOCKER, of Brankley,
29 Dec 1872, 66
Mary, w, 15 April 1886, 76

A48. William LOCKER, 17 Nov 1861, 67

A49. Elizabeth, w/o late Thomas LOCKER,
1 July 1854, 84

A50. Thomas LOCKER, 8 April 1841, 79

A51. John MEAKIN, 7 May 1864, 65

A52. Mary, w/o Thomas LAWRENCE,
14 March 1878, 39

A53. George HOLLIS, 18 Sep 1839, 42

A54. Margaret, w/o George HOLLIS, 15 Aug 1843, *5

A55. Frederick COTTERILL,
Of Hoar Cross, 13 Feb 1866, 55
Ann, 27 Jan 1896

A56. Selina ASTLE, May, 43
Louisa COTTERILL, Sister, 12 Aug ****, 41

A57. Thomas DIRKEN, of Woodside,
8 July 1878, 56
Harriet, w, 24 July 1890, 64

A58. Thomas Robinson, 3rd s/o Thomas & Ann ROBINSON,
of Thatchmore, 25 Aug 1850, 21

A59. Martha Jane WILLOCK,
Of Graycote 22 Sep 1872, 72
James Goodall WILLOCK, s,
18 April 1842, 8yrs & 8 months
James WILLOCK, 22 Oct 1880, 78

A60. William ROBINSON of Brankley Lodge,
9 March 1874, 80
Ann, w, 14 March 1871, 75

A61. Mary ROBINSON, eldest child of,
William & Ann ROBINSON of Brankley aged 64
For 46 years Mary was a faithful
and affectionate Servant and friend to family
of the late Mathew GISBORNE, Esqr
she died 19 April 1888, deeply mourned
This stone is erected by Mrs Mathew GISBORNE,
in loving regard

A62. J***** SMITH, 2nd, d/o William & Ann ROBINSON,
Late of Brankley, 11 Aug 1898, 78

A63. Edith, d/o John & Sarah, KNIFTON,
Of Hanbury Park Gate, 3 Sept 1886 - 11 Jan 1896

A64. Sarah MOSEDALE,
Of Kingstandings Lodge,
11 March 1909,**

A65. Ann MOSEDALE,
Of Kingstandings Lodge,
2 June 1895

A66. Selina MOSEDALE,
Of Kingstandings Lodge,
28 March 1895

A67. William TURNER, 28 Oct 1866, 64
Anne, widow, 18 May 1874, 64

A68. Ann, w/o John BILLINGS,
Of Newbourne, 27 Aug 1877, 69
[Ed: is it likely to be Newbourne Suffolk?]

A69. George BULL, 29 Dec 1859, 29
Edwin BULL, 10 Sept 1866, 72
Hannah BULL, 4 Nov 1880, 80

A70. Charles, s/o Charles & Elizabeth COPELAND,
25 Feb 1885, 17

A71. William COPE, 4 May 1907, 67
Mary, w, 4 Sept 1938, 84

A72. William PARTIN,
Died 17th and buried 20 June 1810, 22
Mary PARTIN, his mother, 5 Nov 1842, 79
Charles PARTIN, 27 March 1855, 71

A73. Charles RYLEY, 19 Nov 1834, 32

A74. Eliza GREEN, 1 Jan 1927, 69
Edward GREEN, 25 Aug 1949, 94

A75. Robert BLURTON, Esqr,
Late of Smallwood Manor, in this County,
2 Feb 1851, 65

A76. Frances Harriet, w/o William OLIVER,
31 Jan 1903, 88
William James Robert Hunton OLIVER,
Son, 27 March 1846 - 30 Aug 1926
Late Vicar of Brackenfield, Derbyshire

A77. Emily, d/o the 13th Baron Sayne & Sele,
Widow of Guy GISBORNE, Esqr,
Of Yoxall Lodge, and of John Harewood GRIFFITHS, Esqr,
of The Weir, Hereford, 11 Oct 1917, 89

A78. Walter, s/o Aaron & Annie TOPLIS,
7 March 1922, for the effects of service
through the Great War, aged 28

A79. Thomas MOTTRAM, 28 June 1853, 70

A80. Emily, w/o Fred WORSLEY,
11 Aug 1864 - 5 Aug 1921

A81. Margaret Annie, w/o Cecil Wingfield,
TWISLETON-WYKEHAM-FIENNES, Esqr,
Of Yoxall Lodge, 26 July 1921

A82. Margaret, w/o Mathew SPENCER, 28 May 1921
Matthew, the above, 22 March 1833 - 14 March 1929

A83. Fanny, w/o William ALLEN, 21 Dec 1919, 70
William, the above, 20 Oct 1939, 83

A84. Edwin TIPPER of Cross Plains,
10 Dec 1915, 67

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