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

Latest Additions New 15th May 2009 [collected 25 Jan 2008]
War Memorial

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.
A1. William WRIGHT,
Of Bowers, 22 June 1830 - 30 Aug 1897
Eliza, w, 20 Dec 1905, 72

A2. Annie, w/o William GLOVER,
Late of Standon, 28 July 1876, 64

A3. Dorothy SWIFT 10 Jan 1846
Died at Shortwood, 19 March 1876

A4. Martha, w/o late John THOMPSON,
26 April 1879, 77

A5. Samuel, s/o John & Martha THOMPSON,
Of Cotes Heath, **, ***, 1847, 7*
[The rest of the stone a weather worn
But the above *** looks like]
1 Feb 1847, 78
[The other person's inscription has worn away]

A6. William Thomas, infant of
Thomas & Annie SWIFT,
Of Hanley, 27 Aug 1853
Ellen, d, 20 March 1860 - 18 March 1861
Alice Walker, died in infancy
Annie, above, 29 April 1820 - 3 March 1888
Thomas, above, 21 Dec 1820 - 21 Nov 1896

A7. Eliza, d/o Thomas & Sarah SWIFT,
Of Shortwood, 6 Oct 1835, 2yrs
Eliza, 25 Feb 1836, 5 months
Thomas, above, died at Stallington, 30 July 1856, 67
Sarah, above, 31 May 1885, 86

A8. John PARKES,
Of Standon, 24 Feb 1848, 53
William, s/o above John & Sarah,
6 Dec 1842, 6 months
Sarah, above, 10 Nov 1885, 77

A9. Sarah SWIFT, 9 March 1857, 19
Elizabeth SWIFT, 22 May 1862, 26
Daughters of William & Frances SWIFT,
Of Rock House, Bowers

A10. Frances, w/o William SWIFT,
Of Bowers, & d/o Benjamin & Frances BIDDLE,
6 Oct 1842, 39
William, above, 1 Nov 1852, 55

A11. Benjamin BIDDLE,
Of Hatton, 27 March 1844, 79
Frances, relict, 13 April 1860, 89

A12. John JOHNSON,
Of Vine Street, Shelton, Staffordshire,
7 March 1851, 81
Jane, w, 16 Feb 1866, 88

A13. Jane, d/o John & Jane JOHNSON,
Of Shelton, she died 6 Feb 1830, 26
She was of a mild and Affectionate
Disposition and her long affliction
Was bore with cherfulnefs and
Truly Christian Resignation

A14. James, s/o John & Jane JOHNSON,
Of Shelton, 20 Oct 1810, 4yrs
Ann Jane COPE, grand-child, 1 July 1822, 21 months

A15. John BIDDLE,
Late of Hatton, 11 April 1875, 70

A16. Joseph SWIFT,
Of Bowers, 7 Jan 1845, 80
Elizabeth, w, 14 Dec 1845, 8* [* looks like a '4']

A17. Mary, w/o John SWIFT,
Of Chebsey, 14 May 1789, 70
Thomas, s, who died at Shortwood,
28 Jan 1840, 85

A18. Jane, widow of the late
James Bagnall ASTBURY, Esq,
Of Stoke upon Trent, 21 Oct 1870, 79

A19. Robert MELLOR,
Of Bower[s], formerly of Chatkell,
12 May 1802, 77

A20. William MELLOR,
Of Chatkill, 5 Sept 1761, 83
Mary, w, 29 Oct 1762, ** [stone sunk]

A21. Joseph & George, Twins,
Sons of John & Dorothy BURGESS,
15 June 1723, ** [stone has sunk]

A22. Jane, w/o James SHELLEY,
Of Chatkell, 20 Feb 1814, 84

A23. Hester, w/o Mr John ASTON,
Of Slindon in this County,
7 June 1837, 57
John, above, 9 July 18*5, 72
Martha ASTON, granddaughter,
7 July 1857, ** [weather worn]

A24. William TUNNICLIFF,
Of Eccleshall, 17 Dec 1848, 45
Jane Aston, d, 17 April 1833, 1yr & 7 months

A25. John HAWKINS, 15 Jan 1956, 88
Lucy, w, 16 Sept 1950, 89

A26. William HAWKINS,
Of Bowers, 8 Nov 1826 - 3 April 1878
Alice, his child, 16 Oct 1871 - 19 Oct 1871
Ann, w, 21 Feb 1833 - 19 Oct 1904

A27. Thomas ROGERS,
Of Walford, 24 August 1818 - 20 April 1888
Lucy, w, 20 Oct 1814 - 21 June 1896

A28. Roshannah, w/o William BRADBURY,
Late of Willey Park, Shropshire, 18 Feb 1882, 49

A29. Ellen, w/o George KEY, 6 Dec 1853 - 13 Sept 1882
William, infant son
Also George, above, 22 Feb 1912, 59

A30. Joseph WALLERS,
Of Bowers, 4 April 1847, 44

A31. Eliza, w/o Joseph MOSS,
Of Walford, 12 August 1850, 35
Eliza, d, 30 Dec 1850, 7 months
Joseph, s, 24 June 1856, 8yrs

A32. Edward Adderley KEY,
Of Weston Hall, 5 May 1886, 27

A33. Edward Adderley KEY,
Late of Walford, 7 Jan 1801 - 3 July 1875
Catherine KEY,
Of Walford 13 March 1806 - 14 March 1856

A34. Mary Ann, d/o late James KEY,
Of West Hall, 30 March 1872, 70

A35. Mary WESTON, 16 Nov 1905, 80
For fifty years a faithful & beloved nurse
& friend in the family of the Rev'd Joseph SALT,
Rector of this parish

A36. Elizabeth CRADOCK,
Late of Aspley, 29 Sept 1794, 58

A37. Mary CRADOCK,
Late of Afpley [Aspley], 20 May 1786, 44

A38. Ann, w/o Thomas DULSON,
of The New-[House] (Houfe), near Gnofall [Gnosall],
17 Auguft 1782, 51

A39. Thomas PEARSON,
Late of Walford, 4 May 1787, 47
Mary, w, 30 April 1807, 66
Thomas, s, 7 July 1847, 70

A40. Richard KEEN and Elizabeth his wife,
Of Cotes,
He, 18 Jan 1771, 66
She, 8 Dec 1775, 69

A41. William KEEN,
Of Stafford, Gent and s/o
Richard & Elizabeth KEEN,
11 May 1789, 34

A42. William, fon of William & Mary WILDE,
20 Oct 1788, 3 yrs
Mary, d, 24 May 1791, 12 yrs
James, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth WILDE,
Of Cotes, 16 May 1826, 14 months

A43. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas WILDE,
21 Jan 1870, 80

A44. Edward WILDE,
Of Sandyford Farm, 7 Feb 1879, 55

A45. Mary Adderley, w/o Richard INGRAM,
Of Heath Town, Wolverhampton,
16 June 1878, 62
Richard, above, 17 May 1881, 73

A46. Thomas, fon of Andrew & Mary MARTIN,
7 Auguft 1794, 4yrs

A47. Mary, w/o John WRIGHT,
Of Standon, 17 Dec 1788, 74

A48. John JONES,
Late of Coldmeece, 25 Feb 1837, 75

A49. Elizabeth JONES,
Of Coldmeece, 2 Sept 1809, 50

A50. William JERVIS, July 1901 - Jan 1964
Mary, w, May 1903 - August 1987

A51. Stanley Ernest MOORE, 1910 - 1986 (Priest)
Joan Kenning MOORE, w, 1912 - 2005-08-23

A52. Ann, d/o Thomas & Ann HIGHFIELD,
Of Cotes Heath, 2 June 1837, 36

A53. Thomas HIGHFIELD,
Late of Cotes Heath, 18 June 1813, 43

A54. Ann, w/o Thomas HIGHFIELD,
Late of Cotes Heath, 15 Feb 1844, 74

A55. William, s/o William & Sarah GOODWIN,
Of Fenton in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent,
24 Oct 1830, 13 months
George, s, 7 Nov 1832, 7 yrs

A56. William GOODWIN,
Late of Fenton, 10 Oct 1840, 64

A57. James, s/o Ann READ,
Of Fenton in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent,
26 April 1842, 35
Ann*******

A58. Samuel REYNOLDS,
Late of Standon Mill, 1 Nov 1854, 62

A59. David MELBOURNE,
Of Lower Walton, Cheshire,
Who died 24 May 1865 at the Rudge,
in this parish, aged 33

A60. John WOOLFE,
Late of Standon Hall, 5 Nov 1818, XLVIII, (67)
Alice, w, 10 June 1840, LXXI, (81)
William, eldest son 1 April 1845, 48
Mary WOOLFE, who died at Standon Hall 11 Dec 1876, 76

A61. Richard SHAW,
Of Standon, 23 Nov 1861, 72
Sarah, w, (of Standon) 18 Dec 1834, 41

A62. Richard Wood, s/o Richard & Sarah SHAW,
4 May 1818, 10 weeks
Mary Ann, d, 31 Dec 1819, 7 weeks
Elizabeth Sarah, d, 4 Oct 1821, 16 weeks

A63. Henry, 2nd s/o Thomas & Eliza Jane WOOLFE,
Of Standon Hall, 22 August 1863, 17
Thomas, above, of Standon Hall, 17 Jan 1892, 80
Eliza Jane, above, 28 Dec 1908, 96

A64. Daniel CHARLES,
Of Birstall, Yorkshire, 22 May 1878, 36
Catherine Emma, w, 8 Jan 1893, 51

A65. Meshagh ASHLEY,
Of Standon, 24 Nov 1860, 57
Jane, w, 26 July 1887, 82

A66. Thomas KEY,
Of Stone, 24 Oct 1830, 44
Sarah, w, 4 Jan 1851, 62

A67. Samuel SHAW,
Late of Ardwick, Manchester,
7 Dec 1855, 70
Mary, w, 27 Nov 1867, 85

A68. William GARNER of Cotes,
1 Nov 1799, 58

A69. John WRIGHT,
Late of Tittensor, 20 July 1854, 62
Mary, w, 9 Nov 1855, 64

A70. Richard WRIGHT,
Late of Tittensor, 16 Jan 1840, 79
Frances, w, 17 Oct 1851, 85

A71. John HEWITT,
Of Bowers Bent, 21 Aug 1888, 70
Hannah, w, 3 March 1895, 79

A72. Elizabeth, w/o Joseph BATE,
Of Walsall, 28 Aug 1894, 70
Joseph, s, 6 Sept 1873, 19

A73. John ASHTON,
Of Standon, 9 March ****, 85
Elizabeth, w, 30 April, ****, 86
[Auth: **** are water damaged]

A74. John Richard WHITBY,
Of Standon, 26 May 1927, 68
Jane, w, 23 Aug 1944, 83

A75. Reginald WHITBY,
Of Baldwins Gate, 23 Jan 1951, 45
Frances, w, 17 Feb 1978, 68

A76. Thomas PEAKE,
Late of Chatcull, 30 Oct 1838, 82
Sarah, w, 21 July 1845, 83

A77. Richard PEAKE,
Late of Ashley, 14 March 1851, 49

A78. Ann PEAKE,
Late of Mill Meece, 8 June 1860, 42
Joseph, late of Mill Meece, 29 Jan 1882, 78

A79. Josiah FERNYHOUGH, 19 June 1848, 40
Ann, w, 28 Jan 1870, 75

A80. John MATTHEWS,
Of Standon Post Office, 26 Jan 1922, 86
Esther, w, 9 Sept 1928, 93

A81. Josiah MATTHEWS, 17 Oct 1859 - 12 July 1901
Louisa, w, 4 Oct 1900, 34

A82. William Thomas RAVENSCROFT,
16 July 1872 - 4 Nov 1960
Sarah Ann, w, 25 Aug 1903 - 13 Sept 1978

A83. George SWIFT,
Of Hill House, Hanchurch, 5 Nov 1898, 76

A84. John HODSON,
Of Standon Villas, Beldrave Road, Dresden,
16 Sept 1900, 71

A85. James FOLKE,
Of Penny Ovant Well, 20 Oct 1866, 74
Mary HODSON, sister of above, 29 June 1871, 74

A86. Thomas Vernon HODSON,
Late of Bowers, 28 June 1842, 47
Amelia HODSON, d, 27 Nov 1859, 2yrs & 8 months
James HODSON, s, 8 Dec 1859, 13 months

A87. Thomas THOMPSON,
Of Bowers, 31 August 1888, 71
Susannah, w, 30 Dec 1878, 59

A88. Margaret MARTIN, 16 March 1861, 66
Peter MARTIN, brother, 4 Feb 1869, 58

A89. Andrew MARTIN,
Of Bowers, 27 Nov 1843, 75
Mary, w, 2 June 1842, 82

A90. Thomas THOMPSON,
Of Standon Rock, 9 Oct 1919, 66
Violet Fanny THOMPSON, sister,
7 Feb 1921, 57
Elizabeth THOMPSON, 4 Nov 1928, 77
Ann THOMPSON, 9 April 1935, 86

A91. John RAVENSCROFT,
Of Standon Hall, 5 Sept 1833 - 11 Dec 1919
Jane, w, 19 March 1929, 65

A92. Jane TRAVIS,
Of Standon Rock, 81
Also her sister, Mary THOMPSON, 76
Both died 17 March 1937

A93. Dick,
A faithful Servant of the Standon Hall family,
For over fifty years.
All the children liked Dick.
He loved his horses.
Richard PURCELL, 18 April 1946, 86

A94. Dr Fanny GIBBENS,
For many years a Missionary in India,
27 Jan 1955,
Rev, George Percy, h, also a Missionary in India,
22 April 1971

A95. Mary, w/o late James OLDHAM, 13 July 1937
Robert Lewis RAVENSCROFT,
Of Falinge, Denbich, h/o Edith, 10 Feb 1972
Edith Povel RAVENSCROFT, 27 April 1990
[Ed: Robert's death registered Ruthin; perhaps 'Felin-ysguboriau']

A96. Lily, w/o Joseph THOMPSON,
Of Standon Hall, 23 Jan 1938
Joseph, above, 24 April 1954, 84
Mabel, 11 April 1959, 55

A97. James BOON,
Of Swynnerton, 11 March 1879, 46
Thomas, s, 11 Feb 1869, 5 yrs

A98. Dorothy, child of
Thomas Sutton & Elizabeth Anne TIMMIS,
Of Weston, 27 May 1894, 16 months
Thomas Sutton TIMMIS, father, 13 Feb 1916, 63
Elizabeth Anne, w, 9 June 1945, 82
Annie TIMMIS, d, 29 Sept 1978, 92

A99. James THOMPSON,
Of Standon, 9 Nov 1876, 55
Mary, w, 4 Aug 1906, 82

A100. William WORTHINGTON, 21 Nov 1939, 81
Annie Lottie, w, 15 Sept 1965, 86

A101. Walter MALKIN,
Of Standon Mill in this parish,
20 May 1952, 30
Ella Nora, widow, 14 May 1953, 91

A102. Edith Leonora POTTS, 20 Dec 1946, 61
A Benefactress to Standon & Cotes Heath Churches
Elizabeth THOMPSON, aunt, 18 Oct 1940, 88
George POTTS, 31 March 1941, 85
Eliza Anne, his wife, 28 Nov 1937, 82

A103. Cecil William SALT,
7 Jan 1860 - 13 May 1955
Elizabeth Anne, w, 12 Nov 1977, 70

A104. William, s/o William & Elizabeth BASFORD,
Of Weston Farm, 20 Jan 1874 - 6 March 1875
John, 8 Sept 1872 - 2 Dec 1875

A105. Charles Frederick HOBSON,
Of Weston Hall, Standon, 26 Dec 1927, 59
Mary Ann, w, 1 Dec 1932, 63
Frank, s, 1 Jan 1929, 19
Charles Frederick, his brother, 20 Sept 1967, 69

A106. Charles, h/o Elizabeth JONES,
Of Bowers, 16 Jan 1925, 49
Phyllis, d, 24 July 1917, 4yrs
Their sons,
818134 Gunner Reginald Charles JONES,
88 Battry R.A 14th Anti Tank Regt,
Died on active service in Belgium, May 1940, 28
h/o Phyllis Mary of Pewsey, Wiltshire
1583952 Sgt Clifford Henry JONES, 40 Squd R.A.F.V.R
Died on active service with the Central Mediterranean Forces,
5 Feb 1945, 20 Remembered in Italy
Fanny Elizabeth, w/o the above, 6 Oct 1954, 74

A107. William THOMPSON,
Of Standon Bridge, 25 Nov 1910, 84
Sarah, w, 16 Dec 1910, 86

A108. Mary Maria JEPSON, of Standon, 3 April 1891, 55

A109. John HIGHFIELD, of Bowers Bent, 24 Jan 1900, 58
Mary, w, 5 Jan 1900, 55
Edward, s, 27 June 1888, 7yrs
Fanny, d, 1 March 1927, 51

A110. Isaac SALT of Gorsey Bank, Standon, 30 June 1885, 64
Ann, relict, 10 May 1905, 80

A111. Margaret, w/o Noah TOMPSTONE,
Of Shortwood Farm, 27 Jan 1901, 62
Noah, above, of Shortwood Farm, 8 May 1910, 80
Margaret, d, 25 Dec 1880, 1yr
Francis Edward, s, 30 March 1883, 5 months

A112. Thomas Woolf, s/o Edward & Eliza Anne SWIFT,
Of Walford, 26 April 1881 - 18 July 1886
Edward, above, 16 March 1990, 64
Eliza Annie, above, 5 Dec 1933, 85

A113. James Bagnall ASTBURY,
Of Stoke on Trent, Solicitor, 23 Aug 1836, 40
Two of his children who lie in the adjoining grave
died 6 months before
[unable to read any more]

A114. Mary Ann & Jane, d/o James Bagnall ASTBURY,
Of Stoke on Trent, & Jane his wife
Jane, 31 March 1836, 8yrs & 9 months
Mary Ann, 1 April 1836, 11yrs & 9 months

A115. Mary, d/o James & Mary SHELLEY,
Of Croxt,
on, late from Chatcull, 1 June 1806, 19

A116. Rubin, s/o Henry & Elizabeth MATHEWS,
Of Standon, 4 April 1850, 19
Valentine, brother, 24 April 1895, 21

A117. Robert WATKINS,
Of Bowers, 10 Nov 1817 - 2 April 1879
Harriet, w, 13 Sept 1820 - 29 Feb 1884
Millicent WATKINS, 20 Jan- 22 Jan 1887

A118. Mary, w/o John James MATHEWS,
Of Cotes Hall, 27 May 1880, 81
John James, above, late of Cote Hall,
23 Jan 1882, 71
Harriet, widow of the Rev'd Price JONES,
Died at Lemington, 22 March 1864, 62
Marriane MONTE of Cots Hall, 25 May 1849, 19
Edward John Cumberline & Harriet Fidela Cumberline,
Children of the Rev'd P JONES, Vicar of Glee [Clee] Lincolnshire,
and Harriet is wife, who died 26 April & 11 May 1860, 2 & 4 yrs

A119. Francis w/o Timothy BRYANT,
d/o George & Mary DYFE, 5 Aug 1782, 22
George DYFE, of Bowers, 28 March 1793, 65
Maria his wife, 1805, **

A120. John KEY, late of Aspley, 20 Nov 1757, 58

A121. Sarah CRADOCK, relict of Richard CRADOCK,
the elder, late of Aspley, 24 Nov 1857, 90
James DEAKIN, late of Woodcote Manor,
In the parish of Bromsgrove, County of Worcester,
14 Jan 1857, 63
Sarah, widow, d/o Richard CRADOCK, of Aspley,
20 April 1807 - 24 June 1887
Richard CRADOCK, late of Aspley, 2 Feb 1837, 69
Richard CRADOCK, Jnr, Gent, late of Aspley,
in the parish of Eccleshall, 23 April 1840, 31

A122. Richard CRADOCK, Gent, of Aspley, 29 Nov 1802, 67

A123. George, s/o John & Elizabeth JONES, 2 Sept 1829, 28

A124. Mr William JONES, of the New House, Swynnerton,
6 June and was interred at Standon Church, 11 June 1860, 63

A125. Tom JONES of New House, Swynnerton, 4 April 1864, 68

A126. Mary OWEN of Podmore, his sister,
who departed 15 March 1786, 82
Samuel FORD, of Bowers, March 1789, 79

A127. Mary TILL, late of Lily Hall Manor,
Salop, 22 July 1787, 78

A128. Elizabeth, d/o Thomas & Mary TILL,
Late of Norton Farm, Sept 1756, 14

A129. George WOOD, of Cotes, 5 Feb 1799

A130. Thomas ARNALL, of Cotes, 23 June 1798, 79

A131. Sarah, w/o William KEY, of Aspley, 12 Feb 17**, **

A132. Mary COOPER, 11 April 1825, 55
John, s, 8 March 1824, 11 months

A133. John, brother of Thomas PEAKE,
Of Bowers, 5 Oct 1722, 72
Thomas PEAKE, of Bowers, 3 Feb 1799, 68
[Auth: The years may be wrong, very hard to read]

A134. Thomas, s/o Andrew & Mary MARTIN,
Of Bowers, 7 Aug 1794, 4yrs

A135. Mary, d/o David & Mary SHAW,
Of Standon Hall, 29 Nov 1780, 2yrs

A136. John ADDERLEY of Swynnerton, 1 Dec 1812, 74
Hannah, late of Swynnerton, 17 March 1836, 70
John, jnr, Swynnerton, 27 Nov 1815, 18
Mary, w/o of Hugh BRITTAIN, of Chapel Chorlton, Gent,
5 Aug 1857, 65

A137. Ellen, w/o John ADDERLEY, of Rugley, 22 July 1794, 56

A138. Edward ADDERLEY of Bowers and Joan his wife,
18 Nov 1780, 68
She, 9 July 1799, 64

A139. Mary, w/o Edward ADDERLEY, jnr,
Of Weston, 22 Aug 1773, 59
Mary, d, 1762
Mary, d, 1763
Edward, s, 1764
Edward, s 1772
John, s, 14 Nov 1784, 24

A140. Ann, w/o Thomas HIGHFIELD, of Cotes Heath, 15 Feb 1844, 74

A141. Mary, w/o William HIGHFIELD, of Bowers Bent, 17 Feb 1795, 59

A142. John HIGHFIELD, late of Bowers, 4 April 1806, 86
Elizabeth, w, 11 Oct 1785, 50

A143. Joseph REYNOLDS, late of Bowers, 1 Oct 1844, 46

A144. Edwin Thomas COX, of Cotes Heath, 20 Feb 1905, 29
Ann COX, 25 August 1915, 56
James COX, 10 May 1917, 67
Elizabeth, w/o James, 13 Jan 1920, 65

A145. George Herbert, child of Harry & Georgina FIELDHOUSE,
Of Bowers, Standon, 8 Jan 1900 - 6 Nov 1904
Harry, above, 27 Jan 1939, 72
Georgina, above, of Bowers, Standon, 3 Dec 1924, 58

A146. George EARDLEY of Standon, 5 Nov 1831 - 25 March 1903

A147. Alice SALT, Sept XII, 1855, April XXIX, 1938
Sophia Frances SALT, 1881 - 1960
Carolina Mary SALT, 1876 - 1967
Mary SALT, July 1818 - March 1854
Margaret 1859 - Feb 1935
Rev'd Edward SALT, Master of Standon, June 1847 - April 1907
Anna Caroline, his wife, May 1855 - Feb 1941
The Rev'd Joseph SALT, of Standon, Oct 1810 - July 1862
Fanny, his wife, 24 May 1816, - 28 May 1883

A148. John SWANN,
Of Meece parish of Eccleshall, 23 Sept 1822, 72

A149. Edward Henry WOOLFE,
Eldest, s/o Late Edward Samuel & Alice WOOLFE,
11 May 1904 - 28 Aug 1946
Meriel June, w/o James A. SOMERVAIL,
4 Nov 1933 26 Aug 2004

A150. Sarah, d/o Richard & Frances WRIGHT,
Of Tittensor, 10 Feb 1828, 24
Richard, s, 16 April 1939, 52

A151. John TANSLEY, of Stratford 28 August 1802, 41
[Ed: is this Stratford-on-Avon, Stratford
elsewhere, or a local name?]


A152. Richard WRIGHT of Tittensor, 16 Jan 1849, 79
Frances, w, 17 Oct 1851, 85

INSIDE THE CHURCH
B1. Plaque on Wall
Sir Thomas SALT, Baronet,
Of Standon and Weeping Cross,
Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Co. Stafford,
who was born on the 12 May 1830
and for nearly thirty years represented the Borough of Stafford
in Parliament, occupying many
positions of importance during that period.
His kindness of heart, his uprightness and his generosity
won the affection and esteem of all who knew him.
He died at Weeping Cross in his 74th year
on 8th April 1904
and lies buried at Baswich Church, near Stafford

B2. Plaque on Wall
Lieut George Edmund Stevenson SALT
1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers
and third son of, Sir Thomas SALT, 1st Baronet. Born in 1873.
He served with his regiment in time of peace
in India and Aden and accompanied it in 1899
to the War in South Africa. He was present at the Battle of
Colenso at the severe fighting at the Tugela Heights
and throughout the relief of Ladysmith and was mentioned
in despatches for conspicuous gallantry at
Horse Shoe Hill where he brought maxim gun action
under heavy fire and kept it in action till the sights
were shot away. Fifty bullet marks were counted on the
gun and gun carriage and one passed through his own
helmet. But he only entered Ladysmith with the relieving
force to succumb to Enteric Fever of which
he died at the age of 27 at Modder Spruit on 3 April 1900

B3. Thomas WOOLFE, late of Standon Hall,
17 Oct 1811 - 17 Jan 1892
Churchwarden from 1841-1892

B4. Thomas Hewitt KEY,
Form[erly] of Weston Hall, youngest son of James KEY,
whose ancestors lived their for six hundred years,
21 March 1908, 97

B5. Arthur Henry SALT,
Born at Standon Rectory, 5 Dec 1878,
Died at Freetown, Sier[r]a Leone 18 Sept 1918

B6. Thomas KEY, late of Welton in this parish,
8 Sept 1785, 57
Mary, w, 21 Feb 1807, 75

B7. William Gresley MADAN,
2nd Lt Kings Own Scottish Border[er]s,
2nd s/o Rev'd Spencer MADAM, born at Standon
Rectory, 29 May 1868 died at Cairo, Egypt, 2 Nov 1889

B8. James SHAW of Standon,
For many years one of the Church Warden of this parish,
2 Dec 1823 - 7 Oct 1906

B9. Peter FIELDHOUSE,
Born at Standon, 8 August 1925 - 15 Feb 1947
He did that which was his duty

B10. Margaret OWEN, 28 April 1809, bequeathed the
Interest of one hundred Pounds to the Poor of
The Parish of Standon for ever: to be paid on
St Thomas Day, by the Minister and Church Wardens

B11. William John Cranstoun DAY,
Who was for 16 years Superintendent of The
Boys Home, Standon, Passed away 20 May 1901, 59
This Tablet was erected by his wife and son


WAR MEMORIAL (Inside and Outside the Church)
In Memory of the following parishioners, who were Killed in Action
In the Great European War, 1914-18
C1. Guardsman, William James BENTHAM, Scotts Guards
C2. Gunner Arthur BENTLEY, Royal Field Artillery
C3. Driver Arthur KEAY, Royal Field Artillery
C4. Private William SHARKEY, West Yorkshire Regt
C5. Lance-Corporal Frederick SWIFT, 3rd South African Infantry


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 25th January 2008. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
D1. Sarah, w/o Henry SALMON
Of Bowers Standon, 19 February 1915, 56
Henry SALMON, 31 March 1921, 67
Their niece, Florence SALMON
29 December 1978, 89

D2. Emma, w/o William John CLARKE
18 June 1914, 72
Jane CLARKE, d, 24 December 1945, 80
William John, above, 1 September 1926, 82

D3. [this stone has been smashed up:
below is what remains of the inscriptions]

Henry, s/o the above James KEY
19 July 1835, 14

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