Some Memorial Inscriptions - Smallthorne, Staffordshire
St Saviour's Churchyard and War Graves

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 9th March 2007
War Graves

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 26th June 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. Charles BRIGGS,
Of Ford Green, 30 Nov 1872, 47
Hugo Charles, s, 16 Jan 1875, 1yr & 7 months
Catherine Agnes, d, 30 June 1873, 3yrs & 6 months

A2. Ann, w/o Edwin S. KELSALL,
Hamill House, 1 Sept 1870, 46
Edwin Stanway, above, 15 Jan 1882, 55
Edwin Budley, s/o Edwin S. & Sophia KELSALL,
6 July 1914, 41
Frederic, s/o Edwin S, 26 June 1876, 27
Sophia Frances, widow of Edwin S. KELSALL,
14 July 1912, 77

A3. The Revd Henry Stanway KELSALL,
23 years Vicar of the parish, 11 July 1882, 57
Evelyn KELSALL, 7 June 1929, 86
Emma E. KELSALL, 4 Jan 1943 [no age given]
Florence KELSALL, 28 Nov 1946, 85

A4. John TELLWRIGHT,
Nettle-Bank, Smallthorne, 3 April 1863, 49
Hannah CARTLIDGE, h/o above, 28 Nov 1896, 69

A5. Samuel MOUNTFORD,
Ford Green Farm, Smallthorne,
15 Feb 1836 - 9 June 1905
Ann, w/o Samuel MOUNTFORD,
12 Dec 1842 - 24 Oct 1911
Mary Ellen, d, 2 March 1916, 48

A6. Leslie GRAHAM, B.A. LL.B,
Vicar of Smallthorne, 27 May 1908, 46

A7. Elizabeth, w/o Samuel MAYER,
Cheshire Cheese Hotel, Far Green, Hanley,
12 Aug 1859 - 8 Oct 1904
Samuel, above, 29 Jan 1858 - 11 Dec 1912

A8. Emma, w/o Jacob BOULTON,
2 Stanley St, Smallthorne,
7 June 1909, 62
Jacob, above, 5 March 1919, 69

A9. Annie, s/o Samuel & Mary COOK,
South Lord St, Smallthorne,
30 Sept 1923, 31
Samuel, above, 30 May 1939, 80
Mary, above, 27 July 1946, 83
Thomas William, s, 9 Nov 1981, 83

A10. Florence Emma, d/o George TURNER,
White Hart Inn, Leek Rd, Smallthorne,
17 April 1908, 24
Pte Leonard TURNER, h/o Emily,
10 March 1918, 23
George, s, 22 April 1918, 2½yrs
Ethel, d/o William & Sarah SIMMS,
1 June 1921, 41

A11. Harriet, w/o George TURNER,
White Hart Inn, Smallthorne,
28 Feb 1909, 51
George, above, 8 Feb 1922, 64
Arthur, s, 19 Nov 1899, 6 months

A12. Ruth, w/o William H. DAVIES,
103 Leek Rd, Smallthorne,
27 Nov 1916, 63
William H, above, 24 March 1938, 80
Sarah C. MOUNTFORD, d, &
Relict of Ralph H. MOUNTFORD,
6 Dec 1957

A13. Reginald, s/o Richard & Georgina BIRCH,
103 Hope St, Hanley, 6 Feb 1905, 1yr & 6 months
Richard, above, 12 March 1927, 51
Eric, s, 14 June 1934, 23

A14. John William, s/o William & Annie HOLLAND,
Of Smallthorne, 9 Nov 1900, 11
William, above, 3 Oct 1912, 48
Annie, above, 21 Jan 1939, 74

A15. John Henry CAPPER,
The Rising Sun Hotel, Smallthorne,
31 July 1897, 41
Amelia Jane, w, 1 June 1903, 39

A16. Joseph DEAN,
5 Victoria St, Smallthorne,
28 July 1897, 74
Ellen, w, 6 May 1910, 85
Jane COOPER, d, 28 April 1921, 67

A17. Eliza, w/o Enoch FORD,
Of Smallthorne, 17 Dec 1892, 64
Enoch, above, 5 June 1912, 74

A18. George, s/o Joseph & Emma MOORCROFT,
Bradley House, nr Smallthorne, 12 Feb 1892, 23
Joseph, above, 2 Feb 1893, 63
Emma, above, 13 June 1899, 72

A19. James Percy, s/o James & Mary SHERWIN,
Of Smallthorne, 13 Feb 1892, 5yrs & 4 months
Mary, above, 22 Sept 1859 - 4 Dec 1929
James, above, 7 Aug 1938, 78

A20. James DUTTON,
42 Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 22 Aug 1891, 30
James, s, 13 Nov 1889, 8 months
Ethel, d, 21 Oct 1899, 8yrs
Myra, w, 30 March 1939, 77

A21. William NEWTON,
16 Victoria St, Smallthorne,
13 May 1889, 77
Mary, w, 13 March 1899, 76
George, s, 6 May 1915, 86

A22. George WARD,
Of Smallthorne, 26 Dec 1903, 54
Rebitha, w, 1 Sept 1900, 53

A23. Harriett, w/o William Henry WINKLE,
16 Sparrow St, Smallthorne, 17 Feb 1917, 39
Thomas Arthur, s, 5 Oct 1911, 3yrs & 10 months

A24. Herbert John, s/o Thomas & Sarah WINKLE,
Victoria St, Smallthorne, 24 Feb 1895, 23
Sarah, w/o Thomas WINKLE
4 Albert St, Smallthorne, 12 July 1912, 67
Lucy, d, 20 Dec 1879, 3yrs & 1 month
Thomas, above, 13 Dec 1923, 79

A25. Mary SKITT, 26 June 1887, 76
David BROCKHURST, 19 April 1888, 23
Frederick Henry BROCKHURST, 10 June 1906, 28

A26. Edwin, h/o Mary SNAPE,
20 Cliffe St, Smallthorne, 16 Feb 1915, 64
Mary, above, 6 March 1924, 68

A27. John, h/o Lucy RIGBY,
Springbank, Chell, 28 Nov 1900, 47
Lucy, above, 23 July 1947, 91

A28. Matilda, w/o James PEDLEY,
111 Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 4 Sept 1905, 50
James, above, 6 Jan 1928, 72

A29. Ann, w/o Isaac FORD,
Smallthorne, 17 Jan 1890, 76
Isaac, above, 15 July 1893, 78

A30. George, s/o Thomas & Susanna KETTLE,
13 Feb 1882, 16
Thomas, above, 4 Sept 1894, 50
Eliza, d, 12 Dec 1894, 3* [stone sunk]
[Auth: The actual death year for Eliza is
'4894' and has not been corrected]


A31. George SWINDELLS,
Hot Lane, Burslem, 19 July 1892, 52
Sarah, 27 Feb 1890, 41
Christina, d, 13 Dec 1877, 5yrs & 7 months
Mary, d, 1 Aug 1892
[Auth: this stone has been removed and
reset against a wall, and the age is buried]


A32. Herbert, h/o Sarah Jane WILLATT,
Of Macclesfield St, Burslem,
4 Dec 1906, 36
Lessey & Bertie children of above,
who died in their infancy

A33. John, h/o Elizabeth BARBER,
14 March 1917, 77

A34. Edna BURTON,
High St, Burton, 27 Oct 1892, 49
Herbert BURTON, 9 Sept 1871, 33

A35. Joseph, h/o Selina HARVEY,
1 South St, Bradeley, 18 May 1932, 72
Joseph, s, killed in France, 20 Sept 1917, 32

A36. Stephen, h/o Elizabeth RATCLIFFE,
12 June 1971, 46
Elizabeth, above, 16 May 1991, 65

A37. Wilfred BURGESS,
18 Feb 1971, 70
Clara, w, 20 April 1981, 78
Lilian, d, 31 May 1994, 63
Joyce, d, [no other details]

A38. Emily HANDLEY, 24 Aug 1991, 65
Daniel WOOTTON, brother, 27 Aug 1991, 69

A39. Joseph Claude, s/o Joseph & Annie WESTON,
89 Hill St, Smallthorne, 26 Dec, 25 Dec 1924, 23
Joseph, above, 6 May 1955, 79

A40. Mary Ann, w/o James Henry SUTTON,
of The Oaklands, Knypersley, Biddulph, 8 Jan 1912, 49
James Henry SUTTON, above, 20 Dec 1928, 65
Arthur Howard SUTTON, The Oaklands, 29 July 1924, 20
In loving memory of, J. Henry SUTTON,
From the Engineers & Surface Workman,
Victoria Colliery
In loving memory of J. Henry SUTTON,
From the Underground Officials,
Victoria Colliery

A41. Maud Amelia, w/o John Henry MOUNTFORD,
9 Market St, Smallthorne, 10 Aug 1948, 73
John Henry, above, 11 March 1948, 79

A42. John James, h/o Annie SMALL,
2 Heath St, Smallthorne, 14 April 1943, 64
Annie, above, 3 Oct 1961, 82

A43. Samuel, h/o Phoebe Ann BURGESS,
7 Heath St, Smallthorne,
who passed away suddenly, 8 Sept 1948, 74
Phoebe Ann, above, 11 April 1969, 97
Samuel P, s, 30 Oct 1960, 66

A44. William, h/o Rachel PENN,
4 Chell Heath Rd, Smallthorne,
19 June 1947, 66
Rachel, above, 9 Oct 1960, 80
John, h/o Alice PENN, 24 May 1979, 67

A45. Margaret, h/o Oswald BROOKES,
14 Dec 1952, 58
Oswald, above, 14 Nov 1961, 65

A46. William, h/o Sarah Elizabeth SIMMS,
4 Ford Green Rd, Smallthorne,
6 Feb 1953, 62
Sarah Elizabeth, w, 18 Oct 1953, 62

A47. Edna Hilda, w/o John Thomas PEDLEY,
111 Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 1 Oct 1943, 48
John Thomas, above, 8 July 1954, 62

A48. Sarah Elizabeth, w/o James PEDLEY,
95 Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 30 Aug 1941, 62
James, above, 28 Sept 1946, 62

A49. Judith, w/o Charles G. BOWERING,
11 Chetwynd St, Smallthorne,
14 July 1941, 67
Charles George, above, 21 Feb 1950, 75

A50. William, h/o Sarah Elizabeth HILL,
30 Standersfoot Place, Chell Heath, late Dogcroft,
7 July 1941, 65
Sarah Elizabeth, above, 6 April 1969, 88

A51. George Stanley, h/o Miriam DAVIES,
22 South Lord St, Smallthorne, 25 May 1941, 48
Miriam, above, 20 Sept 1963, 71
Norma, w/o Matthew FAULKNER, 3 April 1964, 35

A52. William, h/o Eva KELSEY,
Triner Place, Norton, 21 Aug 1959, 42

A53. Frank William, h/o Maria HOPE,
87 Unwin St, Bradeley, 18 May 1959, 82
Maria, above, 19 Aug 1966, 86

A54. Edwin, h/o Mary Agnes WORTH,
21 Unwin St, Bradeley, 16 April 1942, 85
Mary Agnes, above, 26 May 1948, 89

A55. Jason CAPEWELL, 20 Aug 1940, 76
Eliza CAPEWELL, 17 Jan 1945, 73

A56. John, s/o Walter & Emmie EARDLEY,
31 Chetwynd St, Smallthorne, 24 March 1951, 23

A57. Elijah BROWN,
125 Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 5 Aug 1939, 64
Henrietta, w, 23 April 1957, 84
Gladys Annie BROWN, 17 Nov 1999, 98

A58. Eliza, w/o John James SLADE,
106 Unwin St, Bradeley, 15 Aug 1939, 53
John James, above, 20 July 1953, 70

A59. Eliza EDGE, 19 Feb 1941, 52
Thomas, h, 2 Jan 1945, 53

A60. Arthur George EVANS,
11 Regina St, Smallthorne, 8 Feb 1939, 40
Jennie, w, 23 Jan 1963, 66
Joan Elizabeth, d, 1 April 1982, 59

A61. Mary Ann OWEN, 29 Jan 1939, 62
Thomas Henry, h, 29 May 1962, 60

A62. Arthur George, h/o Jennie EVANS,
8 Feb 1939, 40

A63. Elijah BROWN, 29 Jan 1956, 50
Amy, w, 26 Aug 1942, 33
Edmund John, s, 23 Dec 1937, 3½ yrs
Peter, s, 19 March 1992, 53

A64. John Thomas, h/o Ann SWANN,
54 Camp Rd, Smallthorne, 21 Dec 1937, 65
Ann, above, 30 April 1958, 77
Annie SWANN, d, 31 March 1988, 80

A65. John Beaumont JOHNSTON,
14.9.1936 - 23.8.1937
also his grandparents,
John PLATT, 5.3.1939, 61
Emily PLATT, 8.10.1944, 65
Gladys PLATT, d, 5.12.1992, 72

A66. Albert CROSS,
18 Chell Heath, 19 July 1937, 16

A67. In loving memory of Go[o]d Parents
Louisa, w/o Thomas Henry SPAIN,
Of Smallthorne, 12 July 1937, 63
William GARNER, her brother,
20 Nov 1946, 78

A68. Bertha Maud GORDON,
8 Chell Heath Rd, Smallthorne,
21 April 1937, 44
Arthur, h, 13 Feb 1962, 70

A69. George Arthur WALLEY,
29 Jan 1977, 47
Ada Elizabeth, w, 21 July 1992, 61

A70. Wiliam, h/o Susannah SUMMERS,
57 Unwin St, Burslem, 11 June 1936, 61
Susannah, above, 19 Aug 1939, 69

A71. George CAPPER,
Of Smallthorne 29 Oct 1884, 48
Hannah, w, 2 Aug 1893, 56
George, s, 4 May 1888, 24

A72. Thomas HUGHES,
Leek Rd, Smallthorne, 3 June 1879, 59
Eliza, w, 10 Feb 1891, 67
Alfred Ernest, s, 17 March 1892, 28

A73. Mary Jane, w/o Timothy H. HUGHES,
Of Smallthorne, 11 Dec 1882, 23
Mary Ann HUGHES, sister, 4 June 1902, 59
Mary Ann, w/o Timothy H. HUGHES,
10 Oct 1906, 47

A74. Sarah Ann, w/o William COOPER,
The Holly Bush Inn, Smallthorne,
30 March 1901, 35
Sapper, Fred COOPER,
Born 27 Oct 1887, KiA at Ypres, Belgium,
19 Dec 1915,
William Cox COOPER, brother of the above,
8 May 1893 - 28 Feb 1915
late of the Grenadier Guards,
defender at the Battle of Mons, France

A75. William, h/o Emma E. WOOLDRIDGE,
12 Heath St, Smallthorne, 10 Oct 1933, 66
Emma E, above, 11 April 1941, 65
Flt/Sgt, Wilfred WOOLDRIDGE, R.A.F,
Grandson of the above and s/o Joseph & Gertrude WOOLDRIDGE,
Who made the supreme sacrifice 18 Dec 1941, 20
Arthur Howard, s/o William & Emma WOOLDRIDGE,
2 March 1967, 62


Listed below are men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in WW1 and WW2. Unless stated otherwise, they are all individual C.W.G.
A76. C/Sgt Major (CSM), 2000431, G BAILEY, N.Staffs Regt, 6 March 1921, 27
A77. Gunner, 805637, J. COLCLOUGH, Royal Field Artillery, 17 April 1919, 31
A78. Pte M2/033037, G.W. DAVIES, Royal Army Service Corps, 18 Oct 1918, 27
A79. Double
Gunner 34689, J. ESPLEY, Royal Garrison Artillery, 2 May 1917, 25
Gunner 20866737, T.W. MOUNTFORD, 41st Searchlight Regt, R.A.
5th North Staffs Regt, 9 April 1942, 26
A80. Sgt, PLY/777(S) R.W. JOHNSON, Royal Marine Light Inf, 2 September 1920, 25
A81. Sgt, 5529, J.L. MORRIS, D.C.M, N.Staffs Regt, 29 March 1919
A82. Pte 11676, W. REEVES, Royal Fusiliers, 17 Oct 1916, 27
A83. Pte 20048, T. RHEAD, Lincolnshire Regt, 21 Feb 1918, 49
A84. Rifleman 5252, M. ROCHE, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 19 Oct 1916, 31


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.
B1. In loving Memory of
John BADDELEY of Smallthorne.
who died Dec. 1. 1886 aged 67 years.
In the midst of life we are in death.
also Eliza wife of the above
who died March 2 1901 aged 80 years.
also George son of the above
who died Dec. 3 1884. aged 28 years
also Eliza PAYNE
who died March 30. 1884 aged 25 years.

B2. [small stone]
also of John BARBER
beloved husband of Elizabeth BARBER
who died March 14th 1912 aged 77 years.

B3. [Lichen/Moss covered/difficult to read]
In loving Memory of James Sidney
beloved son of James & Jane COLCLOUGH
of 78 Leek Road Smallthorne
died February 2nd (1901?) aged 11 years
also ???? their daughter
died September ?? ?? aged 21 years
also Ellen COLCLOUGH,
of (19?) Nettle Bank Smallthorne
died May (28?) 1884 aged (70?) years.

B4. In loving Memory of Fanny
dearly loved wife of Joseph HANCOCK
died 9th August 1966 aged 72 years
also Joseph
died 23rd Oct 1971 aged 76 years

B5. Open-Book style Headstone

Left hand page . . .
In loving Memory of our dear parents
Mary Ann KENT of 57 Fell St. Smallthorne.
died June 30th 1967 aged 82 years.
also daughter died 8th May 1998

Right hand page . . .
Alfred John KENT
died March 16th 1968 aged 83 years.
Reunited
with daughter Lily
died (1917?) aged 5 months.
Hannah aged 87 years
[does last line left page go with the
last line on the right page?]


B6. [broken / displaced Vase]
In loving Memory of
Thomas & Mary MOUNTFORD
of Chetwynd St Smallthorne.
At rest.

B7. In loving Memory of
our dear parents
Mary Annie MOUNTFORD
died March 17th 1956 aged 79 years.
Joseph MOUNTFORD her beloved husband
died Nov. 17th 1956 aged 80 years
Reunited.

B8. [broken / separated headstone]
In loving Memory of Ralph MOUNTFORD
of Leek Rd Smallthorne
died Nov. 4th 1884 aged 42 years
also Matilda wife of the above
died April 19th 1919 aged 76 years
[next broken piece]
also John Thomas MOUNTFORD
died June 10 1884 aged 2½ years
thy will be done
[next broken piece]
died March 22nd 1900
aged 4 years & 5 months
"Thy will be done"

B9. In loving Memory of Alice SARGEANT
who died Sept. 26th 1933 aged 54 years
also her beloved husband William SARGEANT
who died Sept 3rd 1950 aged 75 years
reunited

B10. In loving Memory of Margaret.
beloved wife of Edwin SCOTT
of 6 Bank St Tunstall
who died Oct 6th 1913 aged 54 years.
also of Alice their beloved daughter
died Oct 25th 1917 aged 21 years
also of the above Edwin SCOTT
who died Sept 29th 1920 aged 62 years

B11. In loving Memory of Mary
wife of James TOMKINSON
of Smallthorne,
who died June 2. 1885, aged 46 years.
"Her end was peace"
also of Esther TOMKINSON mother to the
above James TOMKINSON who died
July 23 1887, aged 71 years.
"Calmly sleeping"
also Henry her husband who died
July 6. 1897 aged 82 years.

Also Contributed
Mary, w/o James TOMKINSON,
Of Smallthorne, 2 June 1885, 46
Esther TOMKINSON, mother of above James,
23 July 1887, 71
Henry, her husband, 6 July 1897, 82
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2005]

B12. In loving Memory of Amelia,
beloved wife of Alfred WOODVINE
of (26?) Unwin St Bradeley.
who died June 9th (1899?) aged 28 years.
also Fanny, beloved daughter of
Edmund & Louisa TOMKINSON,
of Bulls Head, Clayhills, Tunstall.
who died Jan 27th 190?5 aged 6 months.
also James Henry,
son of William & Lily TOMKINSON
of (??) Leonard St Burslem.
who died Nov 18th 1906 aged 4 Months
also Lilian beloved daughter of
William & Lilian TOMKINSON
who died Dec 20th 1919? aged 8 years.
Rest in Peace

Also Contributed
Amelia, w/o Alfred TOMKINSON,
86 Unwin St, Bradeley, 9 June 1899, 28
Fanny, d/o Edmund & Louisa TOMKINSON,
27 Jan 1905, 6 months
James Henry, s/o William & Lily TOMKINSON,
42 Leonard St, Burslem, 18 Nov 1906, 4 months
Lilian, d/o William & Lilian TOMKINSON,
20 Dec 1918, 8yrs
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2005]

B13. In loving Memory of Emma
the beloved wife of Daniel TUNSTALL
of 31 Brook St, Brown Lees, Black Bull.
who died Oct. 17th 1916 aged 57 years.
also the above Daniel TUNSTALL,
who died June 5th 1923 aged 62 years.

B14. In loving Memory of Elizabeth,
wife of James BOWLEY, of Smallthorne,
who died January 27. 1875 aged ?? years
Thy will be done.
also the above James ROWLEY
who died Dec. 18. 1893 aged (78?) years.
asleep in Jesus.

Also Contributed
Elizabeth, w/o James BOWLEY,
Smallthorne, 27 Jan 1875, 00 yrs
James, above, 18 Dec 1893, 78
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2005]

B15. 34689 Gunner J. ESPLEY
Royal Garrison Artillery
2nd May 1917 age 25
2086737 Gunner T.W. MOUNTFORD
41st Searchlight Regt. R.A.
(5th North Staffs. Regt.)
9th April 1942 aged 26.
What God hath planned
some day we'll understand.
"Thy will be done".
[see also War Graves above]

B16. In loving Memory of Michal
wife of William FROST of Smallthorne.
who died April 1. 1884 aged 62 years.
"Her end was Peace"
also of Amy their daughter,
who died June 30. 1877, aged 13 years.
also the above William FROST of Newchapel
who died Sep 2nd 1906 aged 82 years
Rest in Peace
and also Arthur FROST son of the above
(who died?) Feb 15th 1907 aged ??? years
Peace Perfect Peace
also of Ann FROST
daughter of the above William FROST
who died ?? 29 1??? aged 62 (or 82?) years.
[overgrowth on photo blocking lower part of inscription!]

Also Contributed
Michal, w/o William FROST,
Smallthorne, 1 April 1884, 62
Amy, d, 30 June 1877, 13
William, above, 2 Sept 1906, 82
Arthur, s, 6 Feb 1907, 55
Ann, d/o William FROST, 29 Aug 1915, 82
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2005]

B17. In loving Memory of
James TOMKINSON, of Smallthorne
beloved husband of the late Mary TOMKINSON.
who died January 1st 1912 aged 73 years
"calmly sleeping".
also of Louisa the beloved wife of
Edmund TOMKINSON who died
July 29th 1933, aged 67 years.
Leonard TOMKINSON 1st October 1926
to 12th January 2005

Also Contributed
James TOMKINSON,
Of Smallthorne, h/o late Mary,
1 Jan 1912, 73
Louisa, w/o Edmund TOMKINSON,
29 July 1933, 67
[Alf Beard: 26 Jun 2005]

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