Some Memorial Inscriptions - Whiston, Staffordshire
St Mildred's Churchyard and War Memorial

Note: These transcriptions cover most of the MIs in St Mildred's Churchyard, except for a few modern ones - about 10 in all.

Latest Additions New 5th December 2002
War Memorial

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 28th June 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, age, and an estimated date of birth.
A1. Alfred Thomas CRITCHLOW, 19 March 1969, 62

A2. Samuel CRITCHLOW, of Hill Side, Carston,
2 March 1929, 56
Ellen, wife, 29 Sept 1931, 64

A3. William OAKDEN, of Whiston Brook,
2 Dec 1937, 67
Fanny, wife, 27 Aug 1951, 81

A4. Eliza Ann ALCOCK, of Archbery Farm,
29 Aug 1954, 77
James Thomas, husband, 25 Dec 1959, 84

A5. Rupert James ALCOCK, of The Ross, Froghall,
23 Nov 1948, 82
Edith, daughter, 13 Oct 1951, 52
Edith Maud, wife, 11 Jan 1957, 83

A6. Bella OAKDEN, of The Leys, Whiston,
22 Aug 1962, 74
Frederick George, 24 Nov 1963, 69

A7. Mary Emily GOLDSTRAW, of Whiston Eaves,
8 Jan 1922, 24
Bertha E. SMITH, 17 Sept 1957, 71

A8. Thomas SMITH, 19 Jan 1945, 68
Ellen (Fanny) of Whiston, died at Rudyard,
6 Aug 1917, 42
Kathleen, daughter, died at Rudyard, 6 Aug 1917, 5yrs
Harold, son, 3 Aug 1914, 3 mths

A9. John SMITH, 8 Aug 1935, 75
Harriet, wife, 21 Oct 1921, 64

A10. George Henry SHAW, 19 Feb 1970, 85
Charlotte, of Wharf House, Froghall,
30 April 1953, 67
[Auth: the Canal at Froghall is now used for Pleasure Boats]

A11. Fred SMITH, 12 Dec 1892 - 30 Jan 1976
Gertrude May, 30 March 1895 - 6 Jan 1986

A12. David Basil SHAW, 5 Dec 1978, 56
Catherine Mary, wife, 29 July 1990, 65

A13. Percy SHAW, 23 Aug 1978, 74
Dorothy Bessie, 13 Dec 1973, 72

A14. Annie WORTHINGTON, of Whiston Eaves,
1 Jan 1824, 51
James, husband, 26 April 1932, 63

A15. Caroline WORTHINGTON, of Whiston Eaves,
wife of Hezekiah, 23 Dec 1925, 77

A16. John Adolph FINNEY, 18 July 1949, 63
Hilda Besse, 6 March 1984, 88


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 5th December 2002. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
B1. George BARKS, h/o Olive, of Cedar Hill, Alton,
30 April 1989, 80

B2. Charles SMITH, of Browns Hill Whiston,
19 May 1956, 81
Annie Elizabeth, w, 8 Sept 1956, 72

B3. James SMITH, of Shirley Cottage, Carston, Whiston,
11 Feb 1939, 87
Louisa, w, 29 Sept 1943, 92

B4. Thomas SMITH, of Whiston Eaves,
4 Feb 1947, 59
Mary Elizabeth, sister,
20 Oct 1959, 73
Frances Elizabeth SMITH, w/o John E, of Whiston Eaves,
6 Jan 1925, 65
John Eli, 1 July 1929, 73

B5. Caroline w/o Hezekiah WORTHINGTON of Whiston Eaves,
23 Dec 1925, 77
Ann, w/o James WORTHINGTON, of Whiston Eaves,
1 Jan 1924, 51
James WORTHINGTON,
26 April 1932, 63

B6. Samuel, h/o, Jemimah KEENE of Whiston,
1 Jan 1924, 67
Jemimah, 7 Nov 1920, 79
Pte Arthur KEENE of the Lancastershire Fusiliers,
KiA, France, 12 Oct 1916, 28
Walter Thomas KEENE, 6 Dec 1930, 46
Elizabeth, 7 Jan 1973, 91

B7. Annie FERNIHOUGH of The Plain,
3 June 1924, 22

B8. Elizabeth, w/o Thomas Edward KENT, of Whiston,
2 Oct 1925, 63
Thomas Edward, 21 Dec 1932, 75

B9. Alice Ann MOTTRAM, widow, & d/o John William BURTON,
Late of Foxt, [nothing else on the headstone]

B10. George TIDESWELL, of Whiston,
23 Aug 1937, 73

B11. William, h/o Sarah WORTHINGTON of Audley,
30 Sept 1938, 65

B12. Ann Elizabeth, w/o, James KEENE, of Whiston,
8 Sept 1941, 47
James, h, 1 April 1963, 77
Samuel SHAW, 22 March 1969, 77

B13. William Henry ALCOCK, h/o Gladys of Archbury Cottage,
7 May 1971, 69
Gladys, 19 Feb 1986, 81

B14. William LEE, 9 June 1927, 56

B15. Harry, s/o Thomas & Fanny BIRKS of Whiston Bridge,
1 Feb 1926, 21

B16. William Henry HOPKINS, of Illapel, Chile,
and Nichollaston, Glamorganshire, died at Foxt,
late of Whiston Vicarage, 15 July 1923, 62

B17. Fred, h/o, Margaret MALKIN,
25 April 1918, 25
Laura, d, 2 July 1916, 7 months
Margaret, 27 Dec 1964, 71

B18. Sarah, w/o James KEENE, 18 March 1920, 90
Arthur KEENE, h, 9 Oct 1926, 65

B19. Alice, w/o James FROST, & d/o Thomas E. & Elizabeth KENT,
of Whiston, 7 Jan 1921, 32
Charles Burton FROST, s, 4 May 1920, 1yr & 10 months

B20. Joseph LEES, of Oldbridge Farm, Whiston,
13 June 1922, 62
Ellen, w, 20 Aug 1954, 68

B21. Elizabeth, w/o Benjamin LEES of Shirley,
16 Jan 1918, 71
Benjamin, 15 May 1924, 72

B22. Florence, d/o William & Jane BURTON, of Garston House,
28 Feb 1911, 4yrs

B23. Samuel SNAPE, 5 Aug 1912, 52
Selina, 11 June 1921, 72

B24. Priscilla, d/o John Thomas & Sarah Ellen RATCLIFF,
of Whiston, 3 Oct 1912, 10yrs

B25. John William, s/o William & Fanny OAKDEN,
Of Whiston Brook,
25 Dec 1894 - 8 May 1913

B26. Florence Mabel, w/o Harold BARLOW,
of Greenfields Cottage, Whiston,
2 Dec 1929, 31

B27. Clara SPENCER, 4 July 1955, 66

B28. Jean Honor HUGHES, 13 May 1994, 57

B29. Hannah LEE, 4 May 1950, 73
Lucy LEE, 16 June 1954, 74

B30. Hedley FINNEY, of Eastview, Whiston,
1 Aug 1929, 64
Sarah Ann, w, 4 Oct 1930, 72

B31. Harriet, w/o William Eli SNOW, of Harstone Cottage,
24 Nov 1917, 39
William Eli, 19 March 1946, 71
Ethel May, d, 19 June 1991, 86

B32. John Thomas, s/o Thomas & Ann RATCLIFFE,
22 May 1915, 40

B33. Annie, d/o William & Ellen MORRIS of Lees Heath,
14 Sept 1916, 5yrs

B34. Robert Henry SMOW, h/o Ann, of Whiston,
7 July 1913, 32

B35. Emma, w/o Samuel SNOW, of Whiston,
2 Jan 1921, 72
Samuel, 7 Aug 1929, 82

B36. Sarah, w/o George RATCLIFFE of Whiston,
23 March 1921, 57
George, 2 Jan 1939, 75

B37. Benjamin, h/o Margaret WARD, of Heath House, Whiston,
20 Feb 1922, 68
Margaret, 19 Oct 1927, 63

B38. George BILLINGS, of Greenfields, Whiston,
20 Nov 1922, 74
Hannah, w, 3 July 1852 - 8 Feb 1930

B39. Thomas HALL, of The Square, Whiston,
12 May 1927, 57
Emma, w, 8 Nov 1961, 92

B40. William, h/o Ellen MORRIS of Whiston,
27 July 1939, 51
Ellen, 6 Jan 1967, 86

B41. Thomas, h/o Laura GOLDSTRAW, of The Leys, Whiston,
12 Feb 1947, 63
Laura, w, 2 Dec 1976, 91

B42. Joseph Primrose PATTINSON,
19 April 1886 - 18 Jan 1964
Gertrude Clarissa, w, 7 April 1893 - 8 Aug 1978

B43. Ernest STEW, 25 Dec 1976, 64
Margery Ann, w, 6 Sept 1999, 86

B44. Frederick George STEW, h/o Charlotte.
He was Headmaster in this parish for 31 years
and Organist of this church, 1923 - 1954
died 7 March 1954, 71
Charlotte, w, 30 Dec 1975, 92

B45. Herbert James ALCOCK, of the Ross, Froghall,
23 Nov 1948, 82
Edith Maud, 11 Jan 1957, 83

B46. Richard RAINSFORD, h/o Frances Annie,
4 April 1938, 55

B47. Mary Ellen LARGE of Mosley Moor, Froghall,
27 Nov 1958, 67
Mary Ellen LARGE, 10 Oct 1951, 83
[This will be rechecked and updated]

B48. Olive RATCLIFFE, of Froghall Wharfe,
12 June 1937, 70
Ernest, h, 11 July 1942, 69

B49. John William CARR, h/o Catherine, of Whiston Leys,
18 July 1931, 55
Catherine, 29 June 1946, 70

B50. John William CARR, 11 June 1925, 72
Elizabeth, w, 6 Aug 1923, 72

B51. Lilian Ireen, d/o Percy & Mary HAMBLETON,
of Mountpleasant Farm, Whiston, 21 Jan 1937, 16

B52. John HODGSHON, of Whiston Eaves,
8 Jan 1935, 56
Annie, w, 18 Dec 1966, 83

B53. Benjamin, s/o Michael & Nellie WARDLE,
10 May 1932, 25 days
Nellie, [no other details]

B54. Richard FALLOWS, 4 May 1933, 1yr & 11 months

B55. John, s/o Andrew & Mary Emma BILLINGS,
of Sunnyside, Whiston, 14 March 1940, 35
Robert Henry, who died at Anglesy, Gwynedd,
7 March 1989, 66
[Ed: historically Anglesey was a county in its own right, but
is now part of Gwynedd - q.v. Administrative Areas of Wales]


B56. Andrew BILLINGS, of Sunnyside, Whiston,
27 March 1942, 66
Mary Emma, 14 Oct 1954, 76

B57. Joseph KEELING of Greenbank, Foxt,
Died in France, 25 Sept 1917, 37
Benjamin, s, 5 Nov 1939, 23
Harriet Ann, w, 21 Jan 1942, 68

B58. Lucy Maria LEES, late of Oldridge Farm, Whiston,
30 July 1949, 63
Joseph, h, 6 Feb 1972, 80

B59. John Thomas SNOW, 1 Feb 1887 - 12 May 1949
Maud SNOW, 25 Oct 1898 - 20 Jan 1974

B60. Clara May MOSS, 16 May 1891 - 21 Feb 1949

B61. George John JAMES, 28 July 1949, 64
Mary, w, 12 Feb 1954, 71

B62. Sarah, w/o Roland RATCLIFFE, of Greenfields, Whiston,
17 Feb 1956, 69 [see note below]
Roland, 17 Feb 1955, 74
Annie BOWCOCK, d, 15 April 1984, 78
[Note: a descendant has informed us that Sarah actually
died in 1946. The rest of the information on the stone is
confirmed to be correct - RRL 26 May 2003]


B63. Mary, w/o H. JACKSON, of Railway Cottage, Froghall,
7 July 1945, 67
Herbert, 21 Nov 1959, 79

B64. Betty, w/o H. Burton KENT, of Lees Heath, Whiston,
9 May 1945, 24

B65. Hanbury MYATT, late of Hanbury House, of Lees, Whiston,
8 May 1967, 85
Annie, w, 15 Sept 1963, 81
Benjamin James, s, 7 March 1992, 57

B66. Doris Annie MYATT, 24 Sept 1984, 71
Gladys MYATT, sister, 28 Dec 1994, 85

B67. Evelyn BOLD, 16 June 1989, 75

B68. Walter, h/o Ann SNOW, of Sycamore Farm,
17 Jan 1959, 78
Ann, 4 Sept 1961, 85

B69. John Finney ELKS, 6 April 1950, 54
Harriet, w, 3 Oct 1990, 94
Dorothy, d, 10 April 1989, 62

B70. Samuel SNOW, of Blakeley Farm, Whiston,
15 May 1952, 47
Ethel, w, 24 Jan 1974, 69

B71. Arthur C.B. JACKSON, of Froghall,
18 Feb 1953, 81

B72. James MICHIN, 15 Sept 1958, 60
Rose, w, 9 June 1995, 94

B73. Leah, w/o Charles FERNIHOUGH,
11 Oct 1961, 80
Charles, of The Plain, Whiston, 29 July 1956, 78

B74. William STUBBS, 3 Jan 1956, 56

B75. Ann WIBBERLEY, 22 Feb 1955, 53

B76. William (Harry), h/o Ada KENT, 25 Jan 1955, 67
Ada, 1 Dec 1981, 92

B77. Amy RATCLIFFE, 2 Oct 1952

B78. Thomas BILLINGS, of Whiston & Froghall,
for 68 years local preacher, 14 Feb, 1958, 87
Fanny Elizabeth, 6 Sept 1960, 89

B79. James GALLIMORE, 1 June 1965, 85
Harriet, w, 13 June 1966, 79

B80. Lydia EDGE, of Whiston, 20 April 1965, 81
Louisa EDGE, 4 Jan 1966, 88

B81. Margaret Helen WILLIAMSON,
16 April 1965, 56
Frank, 17 Sept 1990, 84

B82. James STUBBS, 15 Sept 1964, 70
Beatrice, w, 1 March 1972, 70

B83. Winifred E. BRINDLEY, 24 April 1963, 56

B84. James CRITCHLOW, 1896 - 1957
Emma CRITCHLOW, 1902 - 1982
John HARRISON, 26 April 1963, 87
Fanny, w, 26 Feb 1971, 91

B85. Emma WRIGHT, 5 April 1963, 50
Aubrey, h, 25 Feb 1983, 75

B86. Edith Ellen BASKERVILLE, 1 Dec 1962, 73
William, h, KiA, 1916

B87. Annie Elizabeth, w/o Gilbert TIDESWELL, 19 Nov 1962, 58
Gilbert, 26 May 1969, 66

B88. James BEARDMORE, 3 March 1905 - 5 April 1961
Mary Hannah, w, 7 Feb 1903 - 3 Sept 1989

B89. Emma WARD, 30 April 1888 - 12 Jan 1961
Eli, 25 Feb 1977, 88

B90. George Evelyn FAIFBANKS,
29 March 1960, 72
Sarah, w, 30 Feb 1991, 92

B91. Harry, h/o Constance KENT, 14 Feb 1960, 75
Constance Gladys, 6 Sept 1938, 78

B92. Gilmore HARRISON, 10 Jan 1962, 70
Dorothy (formerly PRESTON) 15 Nov 1993, 99

B93. Florence HALL, 5 Aug 1965, 68
James, 7 June 1967, 72

B94. Michael Robert WARDLEY, 1 Oct 1966, 26

B95. Francis LEAKE, 21 May 1967, 80
Florence, w, 29 March 1984, 94

B96. May HARRISON, of Ford Mill Farm,
6 June 1967, 64
Thomas, h, 6 July 1967, 65

B97. Frederick BARKER, of The Leys, Whiston,
12 Sept 1967, 67
Selina May, w, 6 March 1979, 77

B98. John LEES, 21 Sept 1967, 72
Annie, w, 14 Dec 1987, 92

B99. Elizabeth KEELING, of Greenbank, Foxt,
27 Nov 1967, 58

B100. William John William RATCLIFFE, of 4 The Plain,
Whiston, 6 Dec 1968, 76
Elizabeth Ann, w, 16 Jan 1973, 76

B101. Lilian WHIELDON, 31 March 1969, 66
James Thomas, h, 3 May 1998, 91

B102. Margaret Nellie WARD, 27 Aug 1969, 65
Michael, h, 3 Jan 1998, 92

B103. John LEES, of Hillside, Whiston,
20 Feb 1970, 71

B104. Rosetta HALL, 21 May 1970, 81
James, 10 April 1972, 80
Ernest, Edna, & Elsie HALL died as infants

B105. William STONIER, 16 Jan 1974, 74
Elizabeth, w, 20 March 1983, 80

B106. Dennis STUBBS, 18 Sept 1978, 47

B107. George Arthur FALLOWS, 22 April 1978, 84
Sarah Ann, w, 24 April 1982, 91

B108. Thomas Josiah LEAKE,
10 Sept 1977, 67
Florence Ellen, 20 March 1993, 82

B109. Kenneth MORRIS, 8 Feb 1977, 55

B110. Susan MALLINSON, 1 March 1974, 49

B111. Francis Edward BURSTON,
17 June 1975, 68
Sarah Elizabeth, w, 5 Jan 1993, 81

B112. Thomas BULL, 10 July 1974, 73
Harriet, 25 May 1978, 78

B113. William Bernard KENT,
6 April 1974, 78
Lilian, 3 Oct 1993, 93

B114. Mary Elizabeth BARKER, of Leys, Whiston,
11 March 1974, 83
John William, h, 17 April 1986, 85

B115. Dorothy Betty SHAW, 30 Dec 1973, 72
Percy, 23 Aug 1978, 74

B116. Harold KEATS, 1 Dec 1973, 75
Mary Ann, w, 7 July 1979, 93

B117. Henry A. SPENCER, 3 Sept 1973, 59

B118. Percy HAMBLETON,
14 July 1973, 82
Mary, w, 4 April 1974, 81

B119. Florence Ada EDGE,
24 Sept 1972, 68
Wilfred Roland, h, 10 June 1975, 78

B120. Mary Ann ROTHAM, 1 Aug 1972, 63
Thomas William, h, 1 Oct 1986, 77

B121. Florence RATCLIFFE, 5 April 1972, 77
George H, 15 Jan 1973, 80,

B122. John William TOMPKINSON,
18 Nov 1990, 58

B123. John Thomas AVERILL,
8 May 1989, 52

B124. Thomas Edward KENT,
19 May 1918 - 18 Feb 1989
Josephine, w, 19 March 1918 - 27 July 1996
James Henry, s, [no other details]

B125. William Cope BILLINGS, of Sunnyside, Whiston,
8 Dec 1986, 75
Phyllis Emma, w, 31 March 1990, 70

B126. Mary Emma WALKER, 23 April 1986, 72
Charles, 9 Dec 1999, 83

B127. Teryc Vincent LEGGE, 27 March 1986, 59

B128. Mabel Vera BARKER,
10 Sept 1924 - 29 Dec 1984

B129. John WETTON. 17 Dec 1984, 76

B130. William COLLIER, 14 Nov 1984, 74
Doris, 28 May 1993, 77

B131. Phyllis CLARKE, 23 Aug 1983, 57

B132. Evelyn Nora WALKER,
28 Oct 1923 - 7 Nov 1984

B133. William Stanley WARRILOW, h/o Betty,
9 April 1984, 51

B134. Clarence HARVEY, 30 Nov 1979, 62

B135. Joseph Ainsworth SPENCER,
1 Jan 1979, 65
Samuel Gould SPENCER,
14 June 1999, 67

B136. David Basil SHAW, 5 Dec 1978, 56
Catherine Mary, w, 29 July 1990, 65

B137. Emma, w/o Frank STUBBS,
6 Nov 1978, 83
Frank, 2 June 1987, 82

B138. Bertha BILLINGS, 23 Sept 1978, 88

B139. Ellen May FINCHER, 1893 - 1990

B140. Philip Kenneth FERNIHOUGH,
29 Sept 1991, 68

B141. Rosemary YORK, 14 Sept 1993, 67

B142. Percy BROWN, h/o Ellen, 28 Jan 1994, 72
Patricia Eileen, d, 8 Oct 1954, 5

B143. Rosslyn GREEN (Ross), 6 Sept 1994, 63

B144. Jillian Elizabeth JOHNSON, of Brook Hollow Cottage,
20.11.1947 - 25.12.1998

B145. John LEWIS, 18 Jan 1999, 60
Mary HODGSHON,
11 Feb 1914 - 15 March 1999

B146. Keith HARRISON,
24 Dec 1972 - 14 Aug 1995

B147. Joyce Mary WARD, 17 Dec 1993, 60

B148. Roy HAMBLETON, 28 Dec 1999, 75

B149. Margaret Ross PRINCE, 27 Sept 2000, 69

B150. Fred STONIER, 23 July 2000, 73

B151. Jane UPTON (nee KENT)
19.1.1955 - 17.6.1998


WAR MEMORIAL
C1.
To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of
the men of Whiston Ward, who fell in the
Great War, 1914 - 1918
Cpl, F. MALKINPte, C. HALL
L/Cpl, C. ROGERSPte, E. HALL
L/Cpl, J.T. SMITHPte, A. KEENE
Pte, F. ALCOCKGunner, J. KEELING
Pte, K. DOUGHTYPte, C. LEESE
Pte, B. GOLDSTRAWPte, T. LEESE
 Pte, C. RAMSELL
1939 - 1945
Gunner, T. RICHARDSON 

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