Some Memorial Inscriptions - Castlemorton, Worcestershire
St Gregory's Churchyard

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The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 17th December 2007. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
ST GREGORY'S CHURCHYARD
Ed: a Churchyard Plan with a name index, was compiled in October 2004, by Nigel Buxton Land Surveys, and is available inside the Church Porch. This page provides independent transcriptions, but as an exercise I decided to try to collate them with the index, and when this has been possible, the reference numbers have been included in brackets below.
A1. Eleanor JONES, mother of J.G. JONES (D1)
of Worcester, May 1856, 85

A2. Ann, w/o William SMITH (D6?)
Of Fair Oaks in this parish
31 January 1800- [looks like 31 or 37yrs]

A3. George SMITH of Barnes Hall, Worcester (D5)
30 January 1892, 58

A4. Mary, w/o William HAWKER of this parish (D14)
26 December 1847, 67
William HAWKER, above, 31 January 1866, 84

A5. War Grave & Service Death (D13)
Stanley GOODYEAR age 19, Royal Signals
Also Arthur SCHNEIDER age 24, R.A.F., interred in Holland
Additional information, courtesy of the C.W.G.C
Driver Stanley GOODYEAR, 14031225, Royal Corps of Signals
Died 27/1/1946, age 18. Son of Edith GOODYEAR
Of Gorton, Manchester. Buried in the churchyard
Sgt, Flt Engineer, Arthur William Louis SCHNEIDER
941898, 101, Sqdn, R.A.F, died 14/1/1944 age 24
Son of Arthur Louis and May Victoria SCHNEIDER
Of Welland, Worcs. Buried at Nieuw Dordrecht
General Cemetery, Emmen, Holland

A6. George WILLIAMS, late of this parish (D17)
9 March 1862, 77
Sarah, w, 13 March 1862, 84

A7. Rose Ann YOUNG of Notts Farm (E86)
20 January 1914, 77
William YOUNG, above, 25 November 1915, 81

A8. Fredrick LLOYD, 11 November 1940, 58 (E36)
Emily Mary, w, 20 August 1961, 80

A9. Nicholas LANE, XI September 1774, 73 (E39)
Susannah, w, 30 January 1742, 34

A10. Elizabeth, w/o Henry ROBERTS (E40)
27 July 1867, 64

A11. My dear husband (E98)
Elias WALTERS, 11 May 1912, 71
For over 30 years, Tax Collector and Assistant
Overseer and 17years to Parish Council of this parish

A12. Sarah Ann WADLEY, of Hurst Farm (E99)
3 October 1906, 53
Thomas WADLEY, h, 17 January 1938, 89

A13. William Augustus SMITH of Strensham (E54)
13 August 1908, 52
Harriett Isabella, sister of above
26 April 1962, 73

A14. Harriet, w/o William LANE of Cutlers (E50)
In this parish, 25 January 1891, *0 Years

A15. William LANE of Mickarlfield Castle Morton (E51)
29 December 1906, 76
Ann LANE, late of Gutlers (Cutlers) who died
at Harcourt, Malvern Link, 3 February 1907, 79

A16. Elizabeth Ann LANE, d/o William LANE (E49)
of Castlemorton, 8 April 1950, 91

A17. Alfred LANE of The Hurst, in this parish (E34)
6 May 1889, 79

A18. Tomb Stone (E33)
Panel 1, Inscription very weatherworn
Charlotte, 2nd d/o William LANE and Elizabeth his wife
10 February [looks like 1857, 36]
Susanna, 3rd d, 20 April, [looks like 1858, 26]

Panel 2
William LANE, of The Hurst Farm in this parish
25 December 1817, 52
Elizabeth LANE, relict of above William LANE
23 June 1863, 90

Panel 3
On the south side of this tomb lies the remains of
William, eldest s/o William & Elizabeth LANE
of the Hurst Farm, in this parish, 23 October 1839, 43

Panel 4, blank

A19. John, s/o William & Elizabeth LANE, 12 November 1746, 18 (E11)

A20. Eleanor, w/o Samuel ALLEN of Longdon & (E10)
d/o William & Elizabeth LANE of this parish
3 May 1754, 21

A21. William LANE, Yeoman, late of this parish (E9)
14 February 1786, 56
Elizabeth, w/o William LANE, 30 October 1816, 78

A22. Ann, w/o James JENKINS of Morton Green (B36)
In this parish, 5 December 1862, 78
James JENKINS, above, 13 March 1863, 78

A23. The Rev'd Harold Roger BARLOW, B.A. (B33)
Vicar of Castlemorton, 1931-1940, died 6 January 1940

A24. Elizabeth CLINTON, late of this parish (B32)
29 November 1829, 85
Ann, w/o Seth CLINTON, 5 February 1837, 89
[Ed: Church Porch Index has Seth d.1829, not
Elizabeth - with Ann's details this seems more likely?]


A25. War Death (B34)
My dear husband
Pte George William ROSE, Canadian Regt
12 May 1895 - 4 February 1919, 23

A26. Sarah Ann GILLAM, 13 August 1929, 72 (B39)

A27. William PERTRIDGE, 7 September 1959, 81 (B86)
[Ed: Church Porch Index has PARTRIDGE]

A28. Memories of our dear daughter (B87)
Rosemary Florence ALLEN
20 May 1933, 20 months
My dear husband
Harold Arthur ALLEN
22 August 1964, 60

A29. Memories of our dear son (B88)
Peter W.J.A. ALLEN, 3 November 1955, 27
Edith Mary ALLEN, 8 September 1983, 77

A30. Ann GUNNELL, 13 October 1882, 64 (B92)
John GUNNELL, 6 May 1886, 67

A31. William Stephen WALTERS (B102)
20 April 1904, 68
Anne, w, 16 March 1908, 77

A32. John HIRON, late of this parish (B78)
18 January 1889, 79
Mary Ann, w, 27 April 1892, 64

A33. War Death (B82)
James Elijah JEYNES, 3 June 1917, 69
Emma, w, 25 May 1922, 67
Arthur George, s, killed in action in France
25 September 1917, 33

A34. Frederick Joseph PEPPER, 1871 - 1944 (B75)
Mary Ethel PEPPER, 1875 - 1954
of Mosley, Birmingham

A35. Nancy, w/o Alfred POOLE (B68)
27 January 1941, 65
Alfred POOLE, 1 November 1947, 72

A36. Dearly loved mother and nan (??)
Edna Marie HOWELLS, 1906 - 2003
and father
William Francis HOWELLS, 1912 - 1954

A37. Victor Alban HARTLAND, 1918 - 1988 (B69)

A38. Arthur BEST, 23 January 1881 - 12 December 1952 (B74)
Dorothy BEST, 1892 - 1977
Harry S. BEST, 1868 - 1962

A39. Sidney Septimus SMITH (B67)
1 August 1923, 65
Mary, w, 23 February 1966, 91

A40. Agnes LAMBERT, 14 August 1940, 63 (B55)
Alfred LAMBERT, h, 9 June 1958, 81

A41. Harry TABB, late of the Gloster Regt (B56)
who met his death in an accident 8 May 1945 (V.E. Day) age 49

A42. Harold JONES, 1897 - 1972 (B57)
Jessie, w, 1899 - 1984

Separate Memorial, same Grave
Our dear daughter
Freda May JONES born in Hamilton, Canada
13 May 1923 - 14 May 1956

A43. Memory of a dear wife, mother and daughter (C16)
Aileen McKinlay LYNCH
14 January 1959 - 22 November 1994
her loving parents
Margaret Aileen (Jo) HURST
13 November 1927 - 27 April 1997
Joseph Alan HURST
26 September 1928 - 28 March 2005

A44. Orland WADLEY, 8 March 1955, 68 (C15)
Edith Winifred, w, 30 October 1994, 90
Eric Orland, 22 November 1993, 60

A45. Richard HART, 1914 - 1993 (??)
Kathleen, w, 1915 - 2000

A46. Joan Margaret SIMMONS 1925 - 1989, 64 (??)
Stanley John, h, 1919 - 1996

A47. Jane Elizabeth LAMBERT, 31 January 2005, 49 (??)

A48. Robert Thomas Silas WEAVER, 1914 - 1991 (??)
Mary Elizabeth Irene, 1918 - 2000

A49. Elisabeth Rosemary ATTWOOD, 1 November 1989, 61 (C11)
Eric Morris ATTWOOD, 7 August 2003, 78

A50. Gerald WINDLE, 3 March 1919 - 28 July 1979 (C9)
Paul David WINDLE, 3 December 1937 - 4 January 1998

Separate Memorial, same Grave
Fred WINDLE, 29 November 1958, 61
Elsie WINDLE, 27.3.1895 - 10.1.1982

A51. Walter John JAKEMAN, 30 October 1957, 70 (C8)
Alice Mary, 21 December 1965, 74

A52. Frank DRINKWATER, 8 January 1928, 79 (B54)
Louisa DRINKWATER, w, 22 October 1933, 87

A53. Henry James HEMMINGS, 6 October 1897, 63 (B64)
Caroline, w, 19 January 1918, 73

A54. John HOOPER, 16 July 1924, 72 (B53)
Elizabeth Ann, 10 July 1932, 74

A55. Double Plot (B63)
George TOMBS, 9 March 1929, 66
Jane, w, 17 December 1943, 85

Next Grave (B62)
Oswald WADLEY, 1893
Abigal, w, 1927

A56. Mary Jane TOMBS, 1 June 1958 (B61)
Annie Beatrice TOMBS, 12 November 1974

A57. Bertha Nellie HARRIS, sister of (B60)
Eva GREENWOOD, 21 May 1964, 79

A58. War Death (B58)
Frederick George LANE, 17 February 1943, 743
Emily Gertrude LANE, w, 21 February 1959, 92
Sgt Kenneth Charles LANE, s, who died in Italy
11 September 1943, 33

Separate Memorial, same Grave
George Clifford LANE, 3 December 1971, 68

A59. William BOULTER, 21 October 1894, 62 (??)
Elizabeth, w, 5 June 1899, 65

A60. Mary JEYNES, 1864 - 1939 (B42)
Jane Lipton Hutton JEYNES
30 July 1945
[Ed: Church Porch Index has Mark JEYNES]

Separate Memorial, same Grave
BIRCHALL
Wilfred Allen 1894 - 1983
Cicely FIELD, nee JEYNES, 1894 - 1984
[Ed: this Memorial doesn't appear to be in the CPI]

A61. Marjorie Joyce w/o H.R. COLE (B41)
younger d/o Mark & Jane L.H. JEYNES, 6 March 1972

A62. Elizabeth Jane Hutton FOX (B47)
2 September 1899, 46

A63. Carteret Dobree FOX (B46)
Born, 27 August 1886
Baptized 30 September 1886
Fell asleep, 5 September 1887

A64. James L. WHITCOMBE, 19 December 1952, 80 (B12)
Kezia Mary WHITCOMBE, w, 5 November 1964, 94

A65. Elizabeth, d/o William & Sarah SURRELL (B11)
of this parish, 16 October 1931

A66. Sydney BULLOCK, 14 June 1933 (??)
Sarah, w, 24 July 1942, 73

A67. John Woolley PINSON (B10)
late of Red House, Pendock
30 April 1889, 77

A68. William SURRELL of this parish (B9)
30 March 1908, 74
Sarah, w, 29 November 1937, 88

A69. Edgar LAMBERT, 28 October 1968, 51 (B3)

A70. Frank HILL, 5 June 1967, 58 (B2)
Joyce Myrtle HILL nee JAPP
12 May 1912 - 4 October 1976

A71. Nellie HUGHES, 7 March 1919, 15 (B13)

A72. Marianne BENSLY, 18 November 1962 (B22)
Eric F. BENSLY, h, 14 August 1979

A73. Thomas GLINTON, 9 September 1880, 74 (B23)
Charlotte, w, 15 February 1889, 82
[Ed: CLINTON in the Church Porch Index]

A74. Elizabeth, w/o William SMITH, 11 June 1873, 68 (A44)
William SMITH late of Glenberrow Farm in this parish
26 March [looks like 1841] 43
Mary Ann, d/o William SMITH 8 May [year eroded] 48
[Ed: Church Porch Index has 1811 and 1810,
but 1841 seems more likely, given Elizabeth's age]


A75. Selina CARVER, w/o William CARVER (A29)
25 July 1899, 58
William CARVER, 16 September 1902, 43

A76. John KERRY of this parish (??)
15 December 1720, 47
Elizabeth, w, 12 September 1728, 44

A77. Emma HILL, 6 June 1946, 80 (A5)

A78. May Jenny JAKEMAN, 7 August 1987 (A27)
Edward Vincent JAKEMAN, h,
8 February 1988
[Ed: Ivy Jenny in the Church Porch Index]

A79. Andrew Patrick WADLEY (A31)
7 November 1976, 79
Doris May, 4 April 1982, 86
Norman Philip, s, 26 February 1977, 55

A80. Stephen Thomas BRADFORD (A32)
Dearly loved son & brother 3 August 1977, 16

A81. Annie Elizabeth HILL, 14 June 1981, 85 (A34)
Michael Sidney HILL, 12 February 1974, 74

A82. Charles Henry WEAVER, 1902 - 1982 (A35)
Margaret Sylvia WEAVER, 1917 - 1988

A83. Harold F. BOLTON, 1906 - 1983 (A36)
Dinah M. BOLTON, 1908 - 1990

A84. Harriet WILCOX, 7 March 1890, 89 (A41)

A85. William WILLIAMS, 17 November 1871, 85 (??)
Fanny, relict, 31 March 1877, 70

A86. Henry James SMITH late of Strensham (A53)
26 May 1892, 72

A87. Clara, w/o Henry James SMITH of Strensham (A54)
2 July 1889, 70

A88. John, s/o John & Susanna PHILLIPS (A55)
Of this parish, 24 February 1832, 34

A89. Elizabeth BOULTER, 12 November 1855, 65 (A57)
John BOULTER, h, 1879, 84

A90. Thomas Henry MARSHALL, 11 July 1960, 56 (A58)


The following MIs were kindly contributed by Rosemary Lockie, 19th September 2008. Inscriptions are provided verbatim where these are readable.
INSIDE THE CHURCH
This list includes ALL Wall Tablets inside the Church.
B1. To the Memory of the
Revd. Henry FOTHERGILL
for some time Minister of this
Church, he died the 17th of December
1827 Aged 32 Years
He was highly respected by a numerous
circle of Friends, who deeply regret
his untimely Loss. He was a Native
of Ravenstonedale near Kendal
Westmoreland.
Also his second son,
John FOTHERGILL, Priest,
Born Decr. 4th. 1823. Died Augt. 14th. 1899.
Save me, O God, for the
waters are come in even
unto my soul
I stick fast in the deep mire,
where no ground is. I am come
into deep waters, so that
the floods run over me.
Psm. 69. Ver. 1.2.
[Ed: according to Alumini Oxoniensis, he was
b. about 1772, so apparently an age of 32
is incorrect, but that is what the tablet says]


B2. Beneath / are deposited the remains of
Richard COCKS Esqr.
Seventh Son of John COCKS Esqr.
late of Castleditch and Mary his Wife
who died January 25th 1821,
Aged 82 Years
In him were united the virtues of
a good Christian
who lived in the faith and died in the hope
of a blessed Immortality
Also of
Anne COCKS his Wife who died
July 26th 1831, Aged 76 Years.
How lov'd, how valu'd once avails thee not:
To whom related, or by whom begot
A heap of dust alone remains of thee:
'Tis all Thou art! and all the Proud shall be!

Also Contributed
Richard COCKS, Esqr,
7th s/o John COCKS, Esqr
Late of Castle Ditch and Mary his wife,
23 January 1821, 82
Ann COCKS, w, [looks like 26 May 1831, 76]
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

B3. To the Memory
of Hester the Wife of
Thomas WEBB of this
Parish Yeoman. Died
30th Augt. 1772 Aged 69 Yrs.
Her life was virtuous,
Her Death sudden,
Her reward certain.
Thomas WEBB Husband
of ye above. Died Augt. 22nd.
1789 Aged 86 Years
The Pious Christian,
the unaffected Friend,
And the strictly honest man.

Also Contributed
The memory of Hefter [Hester] the wife
of Thomas WEBB
Of this parifh, Yeoman,
died 30 August 1772, 69 yrs
Thomas WEBB, hufband of ye above, died
August 22nd 1789 aged 86 years
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

B4. To the Memory of ye Revd. Thomas KNIGHT
many Years Minister of this Parish He was born at
Westbury upon Trim in the County of Gloucester
was ye third Son of Jacob KNIGHT formerly of
that place Esqr. by Anne his Wife who was Daughter
of Charles DOWDESWELL Esqr. formerly of
Forthampton Court in the County of Gloucester.
He died on ye 28th. Day of August 1793 Aged 81 Years
Anna his wife died on ye 6th Day of Octr. 1792 Aged 72 Yrs.
Ann their Eldest Daughter Wife of Thomas WEBB
of Berrow in this County Gent. died on ye 7th Day of
June 1795 Aged 46 Years of her it may be justly
recorded, She did good and not evil all the Days
of her Life
Also of / the above named Thomas WEBB
who died at his house at Berrow on
the 5t. Day of November 1829
Aged 82 Years
Henry STEPHENS, died January 17th 1831
the grandson of the above named Thomas WEBB.

Also Contributed
To the memory of Thomas KNIGHT,
many years Minifter Of this parifh.
He was born at Westbury upon Trim in the
County of Glocfter [Glocster],
was ye third son of Jacob KNIGHT,
formerly of that place, Esqr, by Ann his wife,
who was daughter of Charles DOWDSWELL Esqr,
formerly of Forthampton Court in the County of
Gloucefter [Gloucester]. He died on
ye 28th day of August 1793 age 81 ye[a]rs.
Anna his wife died on ye 6th
day of October 1792 age 72 yrs.
Ann their eldest daughter,
wife of Thomas WEBB of Berrow
in this county, Gent,
died on ye 4th day of June 1795, 46 yrs .
Of her it may be juftly recorded,
she did good and not evil
all the days of her life
also of
The above named Thomas WEBB
who died at his House at
Berrow on the 5th day of November 1829, 82
Henry STEPHENS, died 17th January 1831
The grandson of the above named Thomas WEBB
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

B5. Near this spot lie the mortal remains of
Mr. Francis CROSS
brother in law to Anne wife of the late Richard COCKS Esquire
formerly of Millers Court Birts Morton
but late of The Parsonage Castle Morton where he died
He was born on the 6th of December 1760
and departed this life the 30th of September 1838 aged 77 Years
leaving a widow and a surviving family of
three sons and four daughters in his first wife
who deeply lament their loss and a name
distinguished for probity and industry
In Coelo Quies

Also Contributed
Near this spot lie the mortal remains of
Mr Francis CROSS,
brother in law to Anne, w/o Richard COCKS, Esqr,
formerly of Millers Court Birts Morton,
but late of The Parsonage of Castle Morton
Where he died.
He was born on the 6 December 1760
and departed this life
the 30th September 1838 age 77yrs
Leaving a widow and a surviving family of
three sons and four daughters by his first wife
who deeply lament their loss and a name
distinguished for probity and industry
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

B6. Sacred to the Memory of
Thomas son of John and Ann HILL,
of Hillend Court,
who departed this life Octr. 27 1811
aged two months.
Also Elizabeth HILL,
mother of the above John HILL,
Died April 10th 1816
aged 64 years.
Also Elizabeth
daughter of John and Ann HILL
who departed this life Feby. 17th 1835
aged 26 years
Also Ann
the beloved wife of the above
John HILL
who departed this life May 9th 1854
aged 72 years.
Also
the above John HILL,
late of Hillend Court,
who died January 31st 1863
Aged 84 years.
his End was peace

Also Contributed
Thomas, s/o John & Ann HILL of J[H]illend Court
2 October 1811, 2 months
Elizabeth HILL, mother of above, John HILL
10 April 1816, 64
Elizabeth, d/o John & Ann HILL,
17 February 1835, 26
Ann, w/o John HILL, 9 May 1854, 72
John HILL, above, 31 January 1863, 84
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

ST GREGORY'S CHURCHYARD
As stated above, an index of names recorded on all MIs, and a Churchyard Plan, is available inside the Church Porch. The list below is an independent transcription, but for interest, the reference numbers corresponding with the Plan are provided in brackets below.
B7. Stone Cross (E77)
In / Loving Memory of
Mary Jane KILLICK
who died Feby. 3rd 1891
Aged 31.
The Lord your God hath given you Rest.

B8. Rounded Headstone (E76)
In Memory of
Augusta BUNN
the beloved wife of
Thomas BUNN of this parish
who departed this life
?? ??? 1878 Aged ?? years
[rest not readable]

B9. Stone Cross (E72)
In memory of / Isaac HILL,
who died Oct 28. 1884
Aged 63
Also Harriet Matilda
wife of the above
who died Feb. 21. 1913,
aged 85.
Peace Perfect Peace

Also Contributed
Isaac HILL, 28 October 1884, 63
Harriet Matilda, w, 21 February 1913, 85
[Alf Beard: 17 Dec 2007]

B10. Stone Cross (E74)
In memory of
James JAKEMAN,
who died March 26th 1884
Aged 71.
Not dead, but sleepeth. Mark v.39

B11. Stone Cross (E73)
In memory of
James Charles JAKEMAN
son of
James and Judith JAKEMAN
who died June 13th 1875
[rest not readable]

B12. Square Headstone (E59)
In Loving Memory of
Ann, / wife of John HART,
who died Sep. 15th 1879,
Aged 70.
The Graves of all his Saints he bless'd
and soften'd every bed.
Where would the dying members rest,
but for their dying Head.
God is Love.
Also of the above
John HART,
who died Feb. 18th 1895,
Aged 78.

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