Some Memorial Inscriptions - Onecote, Staffordshire
St Luke's Churchyard

Note: this page provides an almost complete listing of all St Luke's Churchyard MIs to date (2007).
Note also some of the headstones are encrusted with Lichens/Moss. Thus "issues" in transcribing some parts of inscriptions are inevitable, and - be warned - there are many question-marks amongst them.
The collection has been supplemented by MIs 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 9th March 2007

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 21st March 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth
A1. Elizabeth TWIGG of Bingham,
25 May 1873, 61
Richard, son, 29 Nov 1886, 44
Ralph TWIGG, husband, 14 Jan 1894, 79
Alice SHAW, daughter, 24 Jul 1892, *4
[unable to read age fully]
[Ed: Elizabeth's death is registered at Leek, so is this
likely to be Bingham in Nottinghamshire?]


A2. Joseph Moss MYCOCK, son of
William & Sarah of Black Brook, of Ipstones,
28 Sept 1868, 14 months

A3. Sarah CLOWES, of Pewet Hall, (nr Onecote),
21 Dec 1859, 63

A4. Mary CLOWES of Ipstones, daughter of
John & Ann CLOWES, and wife of
William ALLEN of this place (Onecote),
1 Sep 1835, 83
William ALLEN, 10 Jan 1837, 82
Sarah ALLEN, daughter, 6 Feb 1791, 9 months

A5. Thomas CLOWES, 10 Feb 1937, 11 yrs

A6. Hannah CLOWES, of Slate House, Onecote,
11 Sep 1935, 86
William, husband, 13 Apr 1943, 75

A7. Ann NAYLOR, of Nixon House,
12 Sep 1869, 64
Thomas, husband, 12 Jan 1879, 70


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th June 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
B1. Ethel BONSALL, 8 July 1955, 60
Annie May, sister, 10 Jan 1986, 93

B2. William PRINCE, of Lane End, Onecote,
28 Sept 1949, 80
Sarah Jane, wife, 24 Aug 1954, 87

B3. Harriet GIBSON, 22 May 1918, 45
James, husband, 23 July 1986, 92

B4. Frank HILL, of The Ford, Grindon,
22 April 1914, 39

B5. Florence, daughter of James & Susannah COOK,
of Thorncliffe, 26 June 1907, 23
Joseph, son, 6 June 1913, 17

B6. William FELTHOUSE, of Ford Grange,
10 July 1898, 80
Elizabeth, wife, 26 July 1907, 80
Samuel, son, 10 Jan 1885, 16

B7. Albert, son of William & Bertha GOLDSTRAW,
2 Oct 1898, 11 mths
Alice, daughter, 23 July 1896

B8. Richard RYDER, 22 Nov 1944, 75
Interred at Leek Cemetery

B9. Elizabeth RYDER, 25 March 1905, 31
George Henry, son, died in the USA, 3 Jan 1948, 52

B10. Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph & Martha Ann FERNS,
Of Mountpleasant, Grindon Moor, 24 Jan 1908, 12yrs
Thomas Harding, (Harling) son, 17 Dec 1912, 15

B11. Charles, husband of Ellen SHERRATT, of Grindon,
24 April 1906, 45

B12. Elijah KIDD, of Acre Farm, 16 Jan 1807, 65
Elizabeth, wife, 28 Dec 1895, 54

B13. Joseph, son of Joseph & Sarah COOK of Moorend,
9 May 1887, 14

B14. William GRINDLEY, formerly of Mixon, Onecote,
5 April 1947, 83
Sarah, wife, 15 June 1925, 55
Mary, daughter, 11 April 1982, 76
James William, son, 28 Sept 1982, 85

B15. Sarah GRINDLEY, 15 June 1925, 55

B16. Thomas, son, Joseph & Edith RILEY, of Chapel House,
Onecote, 5 Jan 1942, 21

B17. John FELTHOUSE, of Oldfield Farm, Whiston,
13 May 1859, 71

B18. Samuel BENTLEY, of Ford Wetley, 19 April 1888, 41
Esther BENTLEY, 4 June 1928, 75
Thomas, son, 26 Aug 1894, 11
William, son, 18 May 1895, 10

B19. Sarah, wife of Benjamin BENTLEY, of Ford Wetley,
6 Sept 1865, 50
Benjamin, 16 Sept 1879, 67

B20. Thomas CHADWICK, 12 Jan 1882, 55
Jane, wife, 19 Feb 1897, 28

B21. Thomas POYSER, of Onecote, 2 Nov 1875, 75
Mary Ann, daughter, 30 March 1877, 36
Betsy E*** (Eubester!!), 27 Jan 1870, 67

B22. George MOSS, of Westbrook Head,
11 March 1873, 80
Sarah, wife, 28 March 1837, 42

B23. Joseph EDGE, of Woodford, Cheshire, 2 June 1845, 32
Ann, wife, 20 Jan 1819, 36

B24. John EDGE, son of Robert & Elizabeth, of Acre,
2 May 1824, 59
Elizabeth, mother, 19 July 1828, 86
Mary EDGE, relict of John EDGE, 18 Jan 1848, 71

B25. James TATTON, of Pethills Bank,
8 Jan 1877, 53

B26. Robert FRITH husband of Anne Maria, of Mixon,
13 May 1880, 34
Mary Ann, daughter, 12 Dec 1874, 4 mths
Robert, son, 11 May 1875, 3 days

B27. Robert NAYLOR, of Clough House,
29 April 1896 (81) or (91)
Hannah, wife, 7 March 1887, 71
Catherine CUMBERLIDGE, 15 March 1879, 35

Also Contributed
Joseph NAYLOR, 26 Apr 1896, 91
Susannah, wife, 7 Mar 1887, 71
Catherine CUMBERLIDGE, 11 Mar 1879, 38
[Alf Beard: 21 Mar 2002]

B28. William PRINCE, of Onecote, 9 Jan 1890, 71

B29. James ALLEN, son of William & Mary ALLEN, 2 Aug 1848, 66

B30. Thomas HYDE, of Onecote, 12 Jan 1870, 79

B31. James KIDD of Mixon, 13 April 1875, 92
Millicent, wife, 30 May 1875, 70

B32. Ann KIDD, of Dilhouse, 12 June 1859, 8yrs & 10mths
Olive KIDD, 27 April 1861, 16

B33. Ellizabeth, daughter of Humphrey & Mary HYDE of Onecote,
20 July 1852, 2yrs
Ellen, daughter, 24 April 1859, 6 yrs
John Henry, son, 28 April 1859, 3 yrs

B34. Sarah, wife of Samuel SMITH, of Onecote,
18 July 1844, 71
Samuel, 16 April 1862, 76

B35. Elizabeth FROFT [FROST] 9 Nov 1793, 85
Martha, wife and daughter, of Thomas PILLIP,
10 Feb 1795, 64

B36. Hannah MEAKIN, daughter of James & Mary
of Waterhouse Farm, nr Onecote, 14 Oct 1869, 20
James MEAKIN, 19 March 1872, 59
George Henry MEAKIN, 30 Aug 1875, 16
James, son, 4 Nov 1880, 38
Mary MEAKIN, 29 March 1890, 77
Emma, daughter, 25 Oct 1909, 94

B37. John MORRIS, of Thorncliffe, 22 Jan 1875, 10yrs & 9 mths

B38. Joseph FERNIHOUGH, of Black Brook, 2 Dec 1897, 61
Martha, wife of Thomas MEAKIN, 6 Nov 1888, 22

B39. Joseph FRITH, of Black Brook, 1 March 1892, 64
Joseph, son, 22 May 1897, 28

B40. Elizabeth HILL, died at Elkstone, 25 Feb 1889, 82

B41. Hannah, wife, of William HALL, of Bottomhouse,
late of Moorside, Onecote, 20 Nov 1850, 85

B42. Elizabeth BAKER, wife of William of Waterhouse Farm,
16 April 1848, 54
William, 25 Oct 1854, 71

B43. Harriett RATCLIFF, 10 March 1816, 2 yrs

B44. Thomas CRITCHLOW, 5 Aug 1812, 74
Mary, wife, 20 Aug 1831, 91
Ralph CRITCHLOW, son of Thomas & Mary, of Onecote Grange,
and late of Hay House, Ipstones, 1 Aug 1846, 64

B45. Mary, wife of Thomas CRITCHLOW, of Wetton,
28 March 1855, 30

B46. William FYNNEY of Butterton, Moorend, 2 April 1840, 57

B47. Hannah BILLINGE, wife of Ralph, of Onecote,
9 April 1846, 61

B48. Thomas BERISFORD, of Newhouse, this parish,
28 Oct 1797, 71
William, grandson, 3 weeks
Hannah, granddaughter, 20mths

B49. Mary ALCOCK, daughter of Thomas & Ann, of Anchor,
12 July 1828, 11yrs 3mths
Thomas, of Leek, late of A[n]chor (Abor) 19 Feb 1838, 71

B50. John, son of James & Sarah MEAKIN, 10 Dec 1792, 22
Sarah, wife of James, 17 Sept 1798, 77

Separate Grave
James MEAKIN, 26 June ****, 81

B51. Ralph BIRCH, late of Felthouse Farm,
9 April 1901, 82
Mary Ann, wife, 22 July 1877, 54

B52. William BIRCH, of Rye Brook, Grindon,
28 July 1891, 82
Thomas, brother, 29 Jan 1891, 83

B53. Adam BIRCH of Rye Brook, Grindon, 26 July 1894, 73
Martha, sister, 17 April 1895, 69


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Derek Scragg, 9th March 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
C1. In Loving Memory of
Charles ARMITT of Butterton Moor
who died April 29th 1883? aged 50 years
the Lord hath heard my (Lamentation?)
the Lord hath heard my prayer.
also of Mary Ann, wife of the above named
who died Feb. 8th 1917 aged 83 years
then let our sorrows cease to flow God has
recallen his own, and let our hearts in every
woe still say, "thy will be done".

C2. [weathered very difficult to read]
In Affectionate remembrance of (?????)
wife of Ralph BRASSINGTON
of (The Acre?) Onecote who died
March 26th (1871?) aged (60?) years
? is the Lord let him? do what? seemeth? ??
also of the aforesaid Ralph BRASSINGTON
who died August 18th (1884?) aged 78 years.

C3. In Loving Memory of
James CHADWICK of Onecote
who died July 26. 1877 aged 50 years.
also of Sarah his wife
who died Nov. 21 1911 aged 77 years
also of James their son
who died Aug. 23 (188?) aged 21 years

C4. [Inscription eroded in places]
In Memory of Richard CRITCHLOW
late of Onecote Chapel House
who departed this life
April 15th 1861 aged [missing] years.
[missing] -yourselves in the love of God
[missing] -ng for the mercy of our Lord
[missing] -Christ unto eternal life.

C5. [weathered & very difficult to read]
To the Memory of
Ralph CRITCHLOW (son of ???)
and Mary CRITCHLOW of (???)
Grange and late of (Hay House?)
in the parish of (Ipstones??)
who departed this life
August (1?) ??? aged (64?) years

C6. [weathered/lichen/moss covered/eroded
very difficult to read]

In Memory of Joseph son of
Joseph (???????)e COOK
late of Padwick (???)
parish of Ipstones
who died June 1st (1837?) aged 19 years.
[epitaph: cannot read]
and Thomas
??? died May? 10? ?? aged (?)2 years

C7. [weathered/lichen/moss covered/eroded
very difficult to read]

Joseph COOK
??????-?????
also of Ann his ???
?? died (Dec.?) ??? aged 84 years

C8. [weathered/lichen/moss covered difficult to read]
In Loving Memory of
William ORPE of Cow Hay
who died March 3rd 1862? aged 8?0 years.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
also of Sarah his wife
who died November 9 1871? aged 53 years
watch therefore for ye kno?????? day for
or the hour wherein the son of man cometh.
also of James their son who died in Infancy
also James their son?
who died (November?) (????) aged 18 years

C9. [weather[ed] & difficult to read]
In Loving Memory of Hannah?
wife of William TOMPSON of Onecote.
who died April (??) 1865 aged 66 years
a loving wife a parent dear
a tender mother lieth here.
also of the above named William TOMPSON
who died May 19th 1881 aged 81 years
"thy will O'Lord be done"

C10. In Affectionate remembrance of
Hannah wife of
William TOMSON of ??ucefield House
who died December 9th 1873 aged 55 years
Therefore be ye also ready, for in such
an hour as ye think not, the son of man cometh
also of William the above named
who died August 9th 1889 aged 62 years
??? he liveth still in the
???? of those that loved him

C11. In Loving Memory of
Thomas BOOTH of Waterhouses
who died Jan 22nd 1900 aged 92 years
also Cecilia wife of above
who died March 8th 1885 aged 67 years
also Tom their son who died
June 18th 18(58?) aged 9 years.
[cannot read the epitaph]

C12. [weathered/eroded/moss covered, extremely
difficult to decipher from photo]

In Affectionate remembrance of
Thomas ROYSEH (BOYSEN?) of Onecote
who died ???? aged ?? years
also Mary Ann his dear ???????
(also of?) Thomas and Betsy? (?oyseh?)
who died March ??? (?1877?) aged ???
also of the above (child?)
Betsy Carter POYSE?
[seems more - cannot read it]

C13. [weathered/heavily lichen/moss covered/eroded
and most difficult to read]
to the memory of Edmund John
son of Ralph and Ann CRITCHLOW
of Onecote Grange
?o died (March?) 28 18(56?)
aged (24?) years.
[cannot read rest]

Also Contributed
Edmund John CRITCHLOW,
son of Ralph & Ann,
Of Onecote Grange, 8 March 1856, 24
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2002]

C14. Sacred to the Memory of
Joseph BRITTLEBANK, late of
Mixon Mine, who departed this life
October 14th 1832 aged 48 years.
A friend so true there were but few
and difficult to find
a man more? just and true to ????
there is not left behind.
a loving husband a friend most dear
a (tender?) father lieth here.
also Margaret, his wife who died
June 20th 1842, aged 54 years.
also Lydia, their daughter, who died
January 5th 1855, aged 12 years

Also Contributed
Joseph BRITTLEBANK, late of
Mixon Mine, 14 Oct 1832, 48
Margaret, wife, 20 June 1842, 54
Lydia, daughter, 5 Jan 1855, 12 yrs
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2002]

C15. In Memory of the late
Elizabeth CHADWICK wife of
Robert CHADWICK of Thorncliffe Grange
who died November 3 1869 aged 56 years.
Farewell husband and children dear,
I loved you well whilst I was here
prepare to meet me in high
the time will come when you must die
also the above Robert CHADWICK
who died March 31st 1890 aged 85 years

Also Contributed
Elizabeth CHADWICK, wife of Robert,
of Thorncliffe Grange, 3 Nov 1869, 56
Robert, 31 March 1890, 85
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2002]

C16. Sacred to the memory of Ann wife of
Robert CHADWICK of Thorncliffe Grange
who departed this life
December 4th 18(46?) aged 82 years
???rt CHADWICK husband ??
[rest missing eroded]

Also Contributed
Ann, wife, of Robert CHADWICK,
of Thorncliffe Grange,
4 Dec 1846, 82
Robert Chadwick, 1850

C17. [weathered/lichen/moss covered, very
difficult to read at edges]
the late William CRITCHLOW
?? Butterton Moor End
who died May 29th 1866 aged 43 years
?? Thomas CRITCHLOW ??? of the above
died February (1st?) (1866?) aged 10 months

Also Contributed
William CRITCHLOW, of Butterton Moor-End,
29 May 1866, 43
Thomas, son, 1 Feb 1866, 7 mths

[Adjacent Inscription]
Mary, wife of William CRITCHLOW,
26 Nov 1859, 34
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2002]

C18. Thomas FERNIHOUGH, of Sheepsheds
who died Feby 27th 1892 aged 53 years
also Gordon son of above
who died Jany 1st 18?? aged 2 years
also Mary wife of the above
who died May 31st 19?? aged 68 years.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Also Contributed
Thomas FERNIHOUGH, of Sheepsheds,
27 Feb 1892, 53
Gordon, son, 1 Jan 1888, 2 yrs
Mary, wife, 31 May 1911, 68
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2002]

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