Some Memorial Inscriptions - Rocester, Staffordshire
St Michael's Churchyard & Rocester Cemetery

This is The United Benefice of Rocester & Croxden, with Hollington (C of E) The Cemetery is situated on the same road as the Church.

Latest Additions New 29th September 2007

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th June 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age.
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
A1. Mary Ann GERRARD, 17 June 1870, 66
Elizabeth GERRARD, of Uttoxetor, 21 April 1878, 65

A2. Samuel, son of Thomas & Mary SMITH,
died at Bradley, 16 April 1831

Separate Grave
Thomas SMITH of this village,
23 May 1860, 86
Thomas SMITH, 13 Dec 1818, 41

A3. John SMITH of this village, 9 Nov 1857, 53

A4. Mary eldest daughter of Thomas & Mary SMITH,
9 Oct 1834, 32

A5. Sance, relict of William ATKINS of this parish,
3 June 1891, 81
Martha, wife of William ATKINS, 1843
William ATKINS, 21 Aug 1881, 70
[See additions below 29 Sep 2007]

A6. Alice, wife of William GRUNDY, of Field Head, Rocester,
21 Feb 1932, 40
William of Checkley Fields, Tean, 13 May 1961, 75

A7. George STONE, 26 Jan 1952
May, wife, 13 Dec 1965,
Irene, daughter, 13 Oct 1947, 37

A8. James TAYLOR, late of Denstone,
18 April 1849, 59

A9. Samuel WHISTON, of Rocester,
10 Jan 1873, 67
Mary, wife, 24 May 1872, 67

A10. Mary Ann MANIFOLD, 10 Feb 1861
Joseph MANIFOLD 26 April 1930

A11. Jemima FORSTER, daughter of
Edward & Mary HOOPER, of Rocester,
13 March 1885, 61
John HOOPER, 13 July 1885, 67
Millicent SWINSON, daughter, 5 Feb 1889, 60

A12. Ada, wife of Edmund LANGTON,
12 April 1926, 48
Edmund, 12 July 1953, 75
William LANGTON, 2nd son, of Rocester,
died in Scotland, 1993
Kathleen, nee GRAINGER,
For more than 60 yrs, wife of the above
William LANGTON, died 9 Aug 2001
in Scotland

A13. James WAINWRIGHT, 24 Jan 1928, 60

A14. Elizabeth SARGENT, of Rocester,
16 June 1932, 57
Thomas Kent SARGENT, 5 Jan 1956, 78

A15. William Burton BRINDLEY, 8 April 1896, 58
Charlotte, wife, 3 Jan 1880, 45

A16. Elizabeth SALT of Rocester,
5 Dec 1874, 51

A17. George KAY, of this village,
25 March 1829 - 3 May 1873
Elizabeth, wife,
19 Nov 1843 - 24 Jan 1872

A18. Arabella CORNWALL, of Denstone,
3 Dec 1883, 83

A19. Elizabeth, daughter of William CARNALL,
Of Stubbwood, 16 Feb 1867, 44

Separate Grave
Dorothy CARNALL, wife of William,
19 Jan 1865, 68

Separate Grave
William CARNELL, of Stubbwood,
17 July 1868, 78

A20. Joseph CARNELL, of Denstone ** Sept 1867, 63
[unable to read any more, weather worn]

A21. Sarah NASH, of Stubbwood, formerly of Marston
10 May 1874, 80

A22. Rose Anna TAYLOR, wife of Richard, of Stubbwood,
19 Dec 1855, 55 or 1853, 33
[weather worn]

A23. Frederick WHEELTON of Shurbbery,
Stubbwood, Rocester, 16 Dec 1941, 70

A24. George Arthur HOWARD, 9 March 1942, 73
Sophia, wife, 24 July 1944, 78

A25. John James WALKER, late of Westview, Rocester,
21 May 1938
Elizabeth Ann, wife, 24 Nov 1974, 97

A26. Daniel CAMP, 3 April 1933, 55
Charlotte, wife, 17 Feb 1952, 76

A27. George COTTERILL, 27 Jan 1914, 73
Ann, wife, 4 March 1916, 70

A28. Louis STONIER, 17 May 1909
Rachel, wife, 21 Jan 1910
Edward STONIER, brother, 17 Dec 1906
Edith, 2nd daughter, 14 Nov 1919

A29. William POTTS, of Riddings of Creighton,
5 April 1919, 50
Alice, wife, 28 Oct 1919, 45

A30. Mary Hutton TEMPLE, wife of Frederick KEELING,
of Vancouver, daughter of the late Justice Jackson TEMPLE,
of Santa-Rosa, California, 10 Dec 1875 - 28 Nov 1912
Frederick KEELING, of Vancouver, late of
Rocester, 4 July 1869 - 5 June 1913

A31. Frederick George BUDWORTH, of Rocester,
14 Oct 1864 - 25 March 1915
Rebecca, wife, 18 Dec 1861 - 10 Oct 1925

A32. Ann Elizabeth HOWARD, daughter of
John & Charlotte, of Rocester,
20 Dec 1900, 25

A33. Thomas ASH, 23 April 1926, 66

A34. Anne, wife of Henry CARTER,
25 Jan 1819 - 8 Oct 1885
Henry, 28 Sept 1903, 86

A35. Hannah STAPLETON, 10 May 1844, 82
She was for more than 10 years, housewife
at Barrowhill, she was highly prized by her
employers and respected by all who knew her.


A36. Mary Louisa WHYTE, wife of Mark Anthony,
Of Barrowhill, Esq, 6 Feb 1853, 82
Mark Anthony WHYTE, Esq, of Barrowhill,
5 March 1853, 82

A37. Double Grave
Arthur Finch DAWSON of Barrowhill,
18 Jan 1848 - 11 March 1876
Arthur Finch DAWSON,
31 Oct 1836 - 31 March 1928
Arthur Wentworth LYON of Abbotstown Holme,
8 Sept 1817 - 25 Oct 1882
Sarah Ann LYON, wife, 10 March 1827 - 20 Feb 1905
William Walter LYON, 22 Jan 1851,
died in America, 21 Dec 1885
Edward Wainwright LYON,
killed by Apache Indians, 20 May 1881

A38. Henry Finch DAWSON, Lt/Col R.A,
6 May 1869 - 28 Nov 1939
Ann Margaret, wife, 25 July 1962

A39. Charles Richard Finch DAWSON,
5 Sept 1908 - 21 May 1938

A40. Eliza BUDWORTH of Combridge, 21 Aug 1884, 62
Ann BIRCH, of Dove Flats, Rocester,
23 March 1908, 74

A41. Mary Hannah, wife of Charles HALL,
Of Barrow Hill, 8 Jan 1899, 32
Charles, son, 5 Sept 1901, 5 yrs & 6 mths

A42. James Meancton DENNIS, 14 April 1918, 56
Walter Frederick, son, 11 Feb 1904, 7 mths

A43. Mary Ann KENCH, widow of John,
30 Jan 1895, 63

A44. James DENNIS, late of Gosberton,
29 March 1895, 76

A45. Edward BURTON, of Combridge,
30 Dec 1896, 82

A46. Thomas, husband of Maria WALKER,
10 May 1935, 60
Maria, 31 July 1963, 84

A47. Mary Evelyn, wife of Edward Walter Horton KNIGHT,
Born at Etruria, 4 May 1861, Died at Rocester 25 July 1930
Edward Walter Horton, born at Stafford, 13 Nov 1861,
died suddenly at Wolverhampton, 18 Aug 1930
Lawrence William Horton, son, 24 June 1890 - 6 Oct 1931
John Edward Horton KNIGHT, husband of Eileen Grace
And son of Edward Walter Horton & Mary Evelyn KNIGHT,
Born at Stafford, 5 Jan 1888, Died at Rocester 7 Nov 1928
He served in the Great War 1914 -1919

A48. Thomas WALKER, of Springfield House, Rocester,
29 Aug 1878, 51
Mary, widow, 12 July 1885, 48

A49. William, husband of Sarah Ann BURTON,
Of New House, 18 March 1929, 84
Sarah Ann, 21 Nov 1925, 70

A50. Mary, wife of James B. BIRCH, of Oaklee, Rocester,
25 July 1939, 69
James Bloor BIRCH, 24 July 1947, 80

A51. Francis, son of George & Ann HOOPER,
9 May 1866, 25
Ann PARKES, daughter, 25 Dec 1870, 27

A52. Ralph WALKER, 27 July 1872, 60
He was a Gardener at Barrowhill for 44 years

A53. Joseph CARTER, late of Stubbwood,
20 Jan 1817, 71
Martha CARTER, wife, 18 July 1790, 51
Hannah, 2nd wife, 18 Aug 1811, 52

A54. William GOULD, 16 Oct 1791, 76
Alice, daughter, 3 March 1795, 24
William Gould 179*

A55. William WOODDROFFE,
1 June 1816, 78
Lydia & Hannah, his wives
Lydia, 15 June 1770, 27
Hannah, 6 May 1800, 60
William, son, by his 1st wife,
Died in infancy
Mary, daughter, by his 2nd wife,
11 March 1782, 9 yrs

A56. Sarah COOK, 8 Jan 1877, 76
William OLIVER, grandson, of above and
Son of James & Hannah OLIVER,
24 Sept 1878, 15

A57. James BUCHANNAN, 28 Dec 1845, 72

A58. Mary ORME, wife of George, of Enfon [Enson] Moor,
28 Aug 1798, 72
John ORME, 20 Dec 1805, 52

A59. Thomas ORME, of Enfon [Enson] Moor in the
County of Stafford, * Jan 1808, 75
Edward GODRICH, 5 June 1773, 81
Ann, wife, 6 March 1764, 68

A60. Eydia ORME, late of Enson Moor, parish
of St Mary, Stafford, daughter of
John & Edith ORME, 24 April 1814, 79
Edith ORME, widow, of John, of Enson Moor,
10 July 1800

Separate Grave
John ORME, late of Enfon [Enson] Moor,
17 June 1775, 66

A61. Memory of William & Mary NASH of this place
He died 2 April 1812, 85
She, 27 May 1801, 78
also Thomas, son, 6 March 1785, 19
Samuel, son and Mary his wife
He, 22 March 1816, 76
She, 2 Sept 1851, 80

A62. Thomas NASH, 8 Oct 1853, 58
Sarah, 8 Feb 1856, 58

A63. Charles WALKER, 17 April 1823, 54
Jesse GERRARD, late of Uttoxetor,
11 May 1828, 52
Hannah, relict, 3 Dec 1860, 75
Matilda, daughter, 5 Sept 1840, 25
Emma, daughter, 10 July 1844, 21

A64. Mary, wife of Thomas SMITH of this village,
13 Dec 1818, 41

A65. Henry, son of Henry & Ann HOLLINS,
2 Aug 1864, 26
Henry, father, late of Rocester,
19 July 1877, 81

A66. Thomas TITLEY, of this village,
10 June 1872, 67
Edith, wife, 21 Feb 1881, 82

A67. Charles WATSON, formerly of Clownholme !!, of
This village, 2 Oct 1855, 83
[Ed: "Clownholme, a well built brick mansion, 3 miles N. from
Doveridge" - q.v. White's 1857 Directory, Derbyshire]


A68. John ARNOLD, of Combridge,
10 April 1817, 71
Mary, wife, 19 May 1819, 60

A69. James SHAW, of Stubbwood,
26 Oct 1909, 72
Martha, wife, 27 July 1913, 78

A70. George Albert MELLOR, 9 March 1981, 82
Florence May, 6 March 1941, 38

A71. Hannah HOLMES, 21 June 1916, 35
John, husband, 9 Dec 1968, 91

A72. John HOLLINGSWORTH,
12 May 1905, 60yrs
Eleanor, died at Gloster,
24 Aug 1921, 79

A73. Herbert JOHNSON,
Ex Staffordshire Constabulary,
12 Sept 1935, 75
Lizzie May, wife, 24 Aug 1939, 76

A74. Thomas HOLMES, 9 April 1923, 81
Emily, wife, 13 Feb 1935, 79

A75. John Salt, of Rocester, 27 Oct 1867, 47

A76. Joseph Salt, of Combridge,
16 Aug 1864, 73

A77. Joseph SALT, 7 Oct 1858, 70
Mary, wife, 18 Jan 1875, 81
George John, son, [unable to read the any more]

A78. Marian, daughter of William & Catherine SALT,
Of Rocester, *0 (20) Dec 1825, 7 yrs
Ann, daughter, 14 June 1844, 15

A79. John SALT, 22 Aug 1874, 38

A80. Edith, daughter of James & Sarah SHAW,
Of Rocester, 28 Sept 1823, 17
Charlotte, daughter, 23 April 1838, 26

A81. Thomas ALCOCK, 19 April 1836, 60 (80)

A82. Edith, wife of John SALT, of Combridge,
16 March 1834, 77
John, 23 Jan 1836, 84

A83. Thomas SMITH, 8 Nov 1797, 61

A84. William Christian HOLMS, son of
Henry & Margaret, 21 Aug 1849, 8 mths

A85. Joseph OAKDEN, of Rocester,
11 April 1827, 83
Mary, 18 Oct 1791,


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th June 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age.
ROCESTER CEMETERY
B1. Frederick James BREWER, 12 April 1952, 67
Harriet Helen, wife, 21 March 1980, 94

B2. John WALKER, 3 July 1978, 73
Mary Ellen, wife, 2 Sept 1981, 78

B3. Elizabeth WOODWARD, 19 Oct 1962, 76

B4. Fred BURNETT, 11 July 1965, 79
Elsie May BURNETT, 24 Jan 1971, 84

B5. John HOWARD, 30 July 1966, 84
Annie HOWARD, 30 April 1972, 89

B6. William Henry WALKER, 1907 - 1967
Olive, wife, 24 Oct 1998, 90

B7. Clifford WALKER, 28 May 1977, 78
Beverly Ann Birch, wife of Duncan Elliot SCOTT,
Beloved daughter of Audrey & Gordon,
11 Sept 1983, 31

B8. Frederick HOLLINGSWORTH,
3 Nov 1950, 63
Mary, wife, 17 June 1971, 81
Harry Doug, son, 10 Dec 1985, 63

B9. Harry SHAW, 18 April 1980, 83
Martha, wife, 19 Oct 1993, 94

B10. Derrick BAGSHAW, 11 April 1994, 68
Olive Louise, wife, 3 Jan 1990, 63

B11. Reginald Thomas MELLOR, 30 Sept 1986, 76


Latest Additions New
The following MI was kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 29th September 2007.
C1. ATKINS Tomb [addition to 28 Jun 2002 section above]
[this side has suffered some erosion]
Sacred to the memory of
Martha wife of William ATKINS
of ....... .......
who departed this life .......* 29th 1843
Aged .. [years]
Also of Mar[y Ann] their daughter
who departed this life June 29th 1854
In the .. ** year of her age
Also of the [above] William ATKINS
who died August 21st 1881
Aged 70 years

Opposite side
In memory of Sance, Relict of William ATKINS
of this parish who died June 3rd 1891
Aged 81 years.

Submitter's Notes:
[ *] Martha probably died in August -
her death was registered Sept Qtr - and aged 32 as
she was baptised June 1811.
[**] Mary Ann died in her 16th year, her birth registered
Sept Qtr 1838, and death registered Sept Qtr 1854.
The dates of baptism of Mary Ann and the burials are
not known as the parish registers have not been
deposited at Stafford Record Office. In the 1841 census
William and Martha were both recorded as aged 30,
and Mary aged 2.

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