Some Memorial Inscriptions - Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
St John the Baptist's Churchyard

Latest Additions New 30th May 2007

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th October 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. John NEWHAM, M.A,
For nearly 5 yrs Vicar of this parish,
15 March 1828 - 16 March 1900

A2. CWG
81003 WO.II (Q.M.S) R. DEAVILLE,
Royal Field Artillery, 16 Feb 1919


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 30th May 2006. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. William REEVES 11 April 1842, 84
Jane, w, 24 Jan 1851, 74

B2. Mary Ann REEVES, 4 July 1838, 20

B3. James DALE, 21 Sept 1848, 76
Mary, w, 27 April 1849, 78

B4. Sarah, w/o Samuel LEAVIS of Tunstall,
d/o William & Jane REEVES of Hixon,
4 Feb 1850, 27

B5. Sarah Mary, d/o William & Mary HODGKINSON,
of Hixon, 10 April 1870, 20

B6. William DAWSON of Lea Farm, 18 Jan 1866, 86
Mary, w, 25 Jan 1858, 65
Thomas, s, 14 July 1851, 29

B7. James DAWSON, s/o William & Mary DAWSON,
of Lea Farm, 14 August 1835, 4yrs

B8. Ellen DAWSON 15 June 1877, 48
John Bould DAWSON, 30 May 1878, 53
William, s, 30 Jan 1877, 10

B9. Joseph YATES, late of Grindley,
20 Oct 1829, 84
Elizabeth, w, 7 Jan 1837, 81
James, s, 11 Oct 184*, 23

B10. Richard WOOLLEY late of Drointon, 2 Sept 1836, 65
Elizabeth, w, late of Amerton, 29 June 1861, 79

B11. Sarah BENTLEY late of Birkenhead,
died at Heath House, Godsall, 8 Feb 1880, 76

B12. Francis WOOLLEY of Drointon, 12 Feb 1894, 81
Maria, w, 17 July 1889, 65

B13. John MOTTRAM, late of Amerton,
this parish, 16 Dec 1820, 69
Sarah, w, 23 Jan 1860, 90

B14. Mary BAKEWELL, 22 Dec 1852, 31

B15. William ELSMORE of Hixon 9 Dec 1807, 40

B16. Mary RIVES, 20 Nov 1824, 91
Samuel, s/o James & Elizabeth ATKINS,
of Drointon, 5 April 1838, 1 month

B17. William LIMER 25 Jan 1819, 76
Elizabeth, w, 21 Aug 1810, 63

B18. Henry FOSTER of Hixon, 4 June 1907, 78
Sarah, w, 3 Dec 1874, 45

B19. Ruth Mildred SINCLAIR of Stowe-by-Chartley,
25 July 1972, 65
Maurice Hugh SINCLAIR, 20 Nov 1985, 77

B20. Ronald George ROGERS, Pentraeth, Anglesey
s/o Philip & Tomascine ROGERS of Great Haywood
[no other details]

B21. Robert WILD of Spot in the parish of Stone,
21 Jan 1826, 75
Elizabeth, w, July 1826, 78

B22. Joseph WATSON of Meadows Cottage, Stowe,
21 May 1820 - 14 June 1900
Catherine WATSON, Ivy Cottage, Stowe
3 Sept 1823 - 3 Oct 1906

B23. William BROWN of Grindley,
21 Oct 1836 - 26 Feb 1900
Mary Emma BROWN, 10 March 1870 - 17 Jan 1910
Hannah, w, 20 Oct 1832 - 26 Feb 1919

B24. Eva ROBINSON of Amerton 19 Feb 1902, 25
George H. ROBINSON, 18 July 1922, 78
Hannah, w, 12 Dec 1923, 79

B25. John NEWHALL M.A
formerly 5yrs Vicar of this parish
15 March 1828 - 16 March 1900

B26. Eliza Helen, w/o William James NUTTALL,
Of Park Hill, Chartley, 14 August 1926, 78
William James, above, 30 Oct 1939, 91
George Ernest NUTTALL only son,
1 June 1875 - 10 Nov 1949

B27. Joseph SAKISBURY, 30 August 1904
Anne, w, 14 June 1898

B28. Norman H. Ration SMITH,
of The Krofts, Lynton,
Penkridge & Ingle Nook, Stowe,
11 June 1890 - 30 Jan 1950

B29. George WETTON of Chartley Outwoods,
24 Dec 1902, 89
Caroline, w, 26 Sept 1909, 84
Stone erected by their children,
Anne, Tilley & Alice

B30. George DEAKIN of Amerton,
4 Dec 1836 - 13 March 1898
Catherine, w, 29 Oct 1913, 70

B31. Mary, w/o Thomas ARMETT,
of Chartley Manor, 31 May 1923, 48
Horace, s, 27 June 1915, 9yrs

B32. Rupert John Charles EVANS,
Colonel T.D., D.L., of Cage Hill,
14.11.1911 - 26.6.1986

B33. Judge John GERRARD of Chartley,
Who served on the Bench 26.4.1965 - 22.5.1987
Born 15.1.1911 Died 18.7.1990
Dieu Et Mon Droit

B34. Fanny Fradley, d/o William & Clara M. JOHNSON,
of Amerton, 14 Nov 1918, 18

B35. Ada, w/o John Thomas WEBSTER,
of Chartley Barn, 9 Dec 1907, 52
John Thomas WEBSTER.
The High Wood, Uttoxeter 12 Nov 1939, 85

B36. Patience POTTS of Riverdale,
Uttoxeter, 10 March 1813 - 7 Oct 1901

B37. John POTTS, Riverdale
Uttoxeter 8 Dec 1852 - 19 August 1912
Mary Jane POTTS, widow, 18 March 1955

B38. Ernest GAUSER of Stowe,
12 March 1924, 38

B39. George TOMLINSON of Amerton,
25 August 1824 - 3 May 1901
Mary, w, 7 March 1835 - 1 August 1911

B40. Martha TOMLINSON,
7 Feb 1859 - 28 Nov 1903

B41. War Death
Emily ATKIN, 2 June 1917, 79
Ernest William BOYDON, killed in action 1917, 29

B42. John ROBOTHAM of Great Haywood,
10 June 1894, 77
Jane, w, 24 April 1902, 76

B43. Henry George ATKIN, Abbots Bromley,
30 March 1888, 40
Eliza BENTON, relict of above, 1 May 1933, 78


INSIDE THE CHURCH
C1. This tablet is erected by the inhabitants of Stowe and neighbourhood
to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Trooper John De VILLE
of the 6th Coy Imperial Yeomanry, who volunteered for the sake of his Queen and Country
to join the South African War and who after having pluckily fought several engagements
with the Boers, succumbed at Standerton to the disease of Enteric Fever.
Deeply lamented by his sorrowing family and by all who knew him
on the 17th Feb 1901 in his 22nd year

C2. General Sir Walter Norris CONGREVE V.C, K.C.B, M.V.O,
of Congreve & Chartley In this county.
Aide-De-Camp General to H.M. King,
Colonel Commandant of The Rifle Brigade
Governor & Commander-in-Chief of Malta 1924 to 1927
Born November 20th 1863
Died February 1927
Buried at sea to the Southward of Malta

C3. William La Touche CONGREVE
eldest son of Gen Sir Walter CONGREVE V.C of Congreve
And Chartley in this county who, serving in the Rifle Brigade
by the age of 25 had attained the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order,
the Military Cross, The Legion D'Honneur and Brevet Majority.
He fell in the Battle of the Somme 20th July 1916
and is buried at Corbie

C4. William HIDES M.A., 40yrs Vicar of this parish & Gayton
18 Jan 1884, 69
This reredo[s] is erected by his sorrowing widow Marie Lucy HIDES

C5. The lighting of this chancel was installed
in the memory of Walter Kyte COLES M.A. Oxon
The beloved & highly esteemed Vicar of this parish, 1901 - 1925
By Mary K.T. COLES his daughter 24 June 1937

PORCH
D1. Benefactors to the poor of the parish of Stowe
Thomas WILKES late Abbots-Bromley in this County, Millwright, deceafed
by his Will dated the 4th day of June 1686 left for the poor, widowers, widows
orphans in Colwich and Stowe parifhes living in Great Haywood, Little Haywood,
Colwich or Bifhton [Bishton], ten pounds or the shillings per annum five shillings of which fum
to be paid to the churchwarden of Stowe yearly for ever to be paid by the Tenant
renting the piece of Ground call'd The Yeld, fituated in Little Haywood aforesaid.
John TOOTH of Droi[n]ton gave twelve shillings a year to the poor of the parish of
Stowe in the year 1692 and default of payment ye overfeers to enter upon the Dole
Of Land in the Broad Meadows in the townfhip of Drointon to be distributed yearly
On Christmafs [Christmas] Day for ever by the Minister and Churchwardens

John WRIGHT, Minister
George DAWFON [DAWSON] & Edward SMITH, Churchwardens

D2. Benefactors to the poor of the parish of Stowe
This Messuage and lands in the townfhip of Drointon and Lea in the parish of
Stowe late Thomas BONDS was purchafed in the year 1719 by different gifts
For the benefit of the poor of the parish of Stowe the rents to be distributed yearly
On Lady Day and Michaelmas Day for ever by the Minister, Churchwardens and Overfeers
The Church was new pew'd in the year 1795 by George DAWSON & Edward SMITH
Churchwardens, Tthree of which pews are for the ufe of the poor of this parish Viz No 12, 13 & 14
he expence of which was defrayed out of the rents ariseing from the purchafe of Lands late
Thomas BONDS as above mentioned in the year 1719


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 9th March 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
E1. [stone weather worn]
George DAWSON, 23 Sept 1837, 87
Hannah, [blank]
James, 11 July 18**, 51

E2. William, s/o James & Sarah WILLIAMS
23 Dec 1838, 16
Jane, d, 12 April 1841, 31

E3. James WILLIAMS, 19 April 1854, 75
Sarah, w, 11 July 1866, 82

E4. William WILLIAMS
Of Stowefield, s/o Thomas & Thomasina WILLIAMS
Of Hixon, 4 April 1864, 24

E5. Fanny, w/o John RATCLIFF
d/o Thomas & Thomasina WILLIAMS
of Hixon, 22 August 1858, 22
Ann, their d, 14 Jan 1859, 17

E6. George WILLIAMS
Died at Stowe Lane, 11 Sept 1861, 77
Mary, w, died at Cotton Hayes, 2 Sept 1854, 81

E7. Mary, d/o William & Mary HODGKINSON
Of Hixon, 10 April 1870, 20

E8. Sarah, w/o Samuel LEAVIS
Of Tunstall, & d/o William & Jane REAVES
Of Hixon, 4 Feb 1850, 27

E9. James DALE, 21 Sept 1848, 72
Mary, w, 27 April 1849, 78

E10. George BETTSON
Late of Amerton, 18 Feb 1861, 74

E11. Thomas BETTSON
Late of Amerton, 20 Feb 1848, 63
Mary, w, 19 Nov 1853, 64
Thomas , s, 19 June 1832, 7 months

E12. Richard JOHNSON
Of Amerton, 2 Feb 1748, 43
Richard, s, born after his deceased
4 Jan 1749

E13. Joseph KENRICK 15 Oct 1873, 72

E14. Ann, w/o Joseph KENRICK
1 June 1856, 70

E15. [stone weather worn]
Mary, relict of William HINKLEY
Of Amerton, 20 Sept 1836, [looks like] 87

E16. William HINKLEY, 13 Nov 1800, 55

E17. Thomas HILL
Of Hixon, 17 April 1784, 38
Ann, w, 25 Feb 1806, 69
James, s, [looks like] 3 July 1762, 29

E18. John GOODALL, 10 Nov 1790, 63
Elizabeth, relict, 27 Nov 1791, 63

E19. William Walker GRIFFIN
17 Feb 1799, 67

E20. Peter GRIFFIN
Of Hixon, 20 Dec 1764, 57

E21. Myra ROCK, 18 March 1840, 15

E22. Samuel FELTHOUSE, 28 March 1851, 75

E23. John PROCTOR
Late of Hixon, 31 May 1808, 73

E24. Hannah FELTHOUSE
w/o Samuel of Hixon 10 August 1831, 59

E25. Mary, 2nd w/o Samuel FELTHOUSE
of Hixon, 14 Jan 1839, 39

E26. Mary, w/o Aaron ROCK
Of Hixon, 15 Dec 1799, 66
Aaron, above, 30 Jan 1823, 79

E27. William BRIDGEWOOD
Of Chartley, 21 Sept 1806, 54
Sarah, w, 24 Jan 1822, 62

E28. Ann BRIDGEWOOD
Of Chartley, 24 Nov 1824, 45

E29. Elizabeth BRIDGEWOOD
Of Chartley, 23 May 1833, 45

E30. Anne, w/o George FELKIN
Of Hixon, 24 March 1831, 57

E31. William, s/o George & Ann FELKIN
2 August 1830, 15

E32. Mary GEE, of Hixon, 24 Feb 1818, 66

E33. William FELKIN
Of Hixon, 16 May 1810, 77

E34. Benjamin LEADBETTER
Of Hixon, 18 June 1815, 52
Margaret, 31 March 1839, 77

E35. Sarah SHAW
Late of Hixon, 12 May 1823, 18

E36. William SHAW
Late of The Lee, this parish
26 Dec 1849, 49
William, s/o William & Mary SHAW
5 April 1833, 4yrs

E37. Sarah, w/o William MEEKIN
Of Mumble Square, 4 March 1834, 72
William, above, 2 April 1840, 86

E38. John GRETTON
Who was Clerk of this parish, 26 years
1 June 1848, 78
Nancy, w, 13 June 1848, 73
Three sons
Francis, 26 June 1834, 23
Thomas, 6 Feb 1844, 40
George, 24 August 1851, 50
James, grandson of above, 17 April 1861, 28

E39. Jesse TURNOCK, 5 May 1852, 83
Sarah, w, late of Hixon, 24 Sept 1842, 53

E40. Ann POTTS, w/o Herbert
Of Amerton, 19 April 1854, 31

E41. Henry ELSMORE
Of Amerton, 21 Feb 1840, 53
Sarah, w, 19 April 1867, 78

E42. Mary, eldest d/o Brian & Hannah ELSMORE
Of Hixon, 8 Nov 1888, 33

E43. [stone weather worn]
Joseph JOHNSON
Of Grindley, 9 March [looks like] (1818), 80
Mary, w, 12 Mar 1820, [looks like] (65)
Francis, grandson, 13 April 1831, 36

E44. John WETTON
Of Hixon, 17 Sept 1833, 65
Catherine, w, 2 Nov 1808, 34
Harriet, granddaughter, 1 Feb 1838, 15

E45. William, s/o John [&] Catherine WETTON
16 Oct 1831, 29
Harriet, d, 18 March 1812, 3yrs

E46. Humphrey HILL
Of Chartley, 27 April 1759, 63

E47. Thomas ELSMORE
Late of Hixon, 16 April 1810, 70
Elizabeth, w, 7 Nov 1802, 59
Henry, s/o Henry & Sarah ELSMORE
Of Hixon, 15 1834, 8 months

E48. James HOROBIN
Of Hixon, 26 April 1817, 71
Mary, w, 12 July **, [stone weathered]

E49. James WINFIELD
Of Hixon, 4 March 1820, 39

E50. Mary, w/o Robert WINFIELD
Of Hixon, [stone damaged]
Robert, above, 19 March 1817, 77

E51. John WINFIELD
Of Great Haywood, 24 Oct 1809, **

E52. James SMITH, of this village
13 Jan 1849, 45

E53. Henry LEES
Of Hixon, 22 April 1842, 51

E54. Joseph TAVERNOR
Of Stowe, 30 July 1870, 64
Elizabeth, w, 13 Sept 1870, 60

E55. Joseph, 2nd s/o Joseph & Elizabeth TAVERNOR
Of Stowe, 18 June 1848, 12
John, 5th s, 23 Jan 1865, 71

E56. Mary, w/o W.R. GILSON
Died near Banville Crow, Quebec, Canada
7 May 1876

E57. William, h/o Elizabeth ARMETT
Of New Buildings, Grindley, 12 August 1829, 74
Elizabeth, w, 19 Feb 1825, **

E58. John Thomas EAGLE
Of Grindley, 11 August 1934
Elizabeth, w, 7 June 1935


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Marion Hall, 30th May 2007.
F1. Inscriptions on Tomb

Side of Tomb
Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth
wife of Edward SMITH who died
January 16th 1786 Aged 65 years
Sacred to the memory of Edward SMITH
late of Amerton who died
September 24th 1788 Aged 64 years

End of Tomb
Elizabeth daughter of Preston & Mary
MOORE died May 18 1786 Aged 6 years

Side of Tomb
Sacred to the memory of Susanna wife
of Edward SMITH of Stowe Cottage
who died May 2 1833 Aged 74 years
Sacred to the memory of Edward SMITH
late of Stowe Cottage who died
April the 26th 1841 Aged ..(?) years
[NB: other End and Top have no inscriptions]

F2. In memory of Mr Edward SMITH late of
Amerton who departed this life XXIXth
of November mdcccliii [29 Nov 1853]
in his lxiith [62nd] year
Also of Frances his wife who died the
XIXth of July mdccclxix, [29 Jul 1869]
in her lxxxvth [85th] year

F3. In memory of Preston MOORE late of Weston
who died April 12th 1860 Aged 78 years
Also of Mary his sister who died
October 27th 1870 Aged 87 years

F4. In memory of Henry HARDING of Drointon
who departed this life
February 23rd 1808 Aged 75.
[stone may be partially buried - may
have more inscription below ground]


F5. [partially buried stone]
In memory of Henry HARDING Esq. who was
Steward to the late Duke of Beaufort

F6. Here lieth the body of Thomas HARDING
who departed this life
July the 20 1762 Aged 62

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