Some Memorial Inscriptions - Dronfield, Derbyshire
St John the Baptist's Churchyard

Note: there are very few gravestones left in the Churchyard - I (Rosemary) only wish I'd collected all the inscriptions when I visited in 1988. Mind you, it wouldn't have been that easy - there were no digital cameras at the time...

The following MIs were collected by Rosemary Lockie, 19th July 1988.
A1. (In Loving Memory of) Elizabeth wife of Thomas HANCOCK of Dore
who died Sept ?5 1818 Aged 61

A2. In Affectionate Remembrance of John OUTRAM
the beloved son of Edward & Mary OUTRAM
who departed this life 16th Aug 1867 Aged 24 years
"How Short is Life how sure is Death / Our Days Alas: How few;
This Mortal Life is but a breath, / Tis like the Morning Dew
Also Henry OUTRAM son of the Above
who departed this life 1st. March 1872 Aged 25 years
Also the Above said Edward OUTRAM
who departed this life June 25th. 1874 Aged 55 years
Also the Above said Mary OUTRAM
who departed this life Septr. 19th. 1894 Aged 78 years
Also Charles their son
who departed this life July 12th. 1895 Aged 45 years

This MI kindly contributed by James Drabble, 12th March 2001, who says:- "The following MI was extracted from the parish church of Dronfield in Derbyshire in 1995. It is set into the floor just before the chancel steps on the south side of the nave."
B1. "Here lieth the bodyes of two children of Aeneas DRABLE
Aeneas departed this life the 15 of Febrvary 1700
Iohn [John] departed this life the 15 March 1700"

Note: Aeneas and John were sons of Aeneas DRABLE snr's
second marriage to Elizabeth FEARN. Aeneas DRABLE was a
sometime Church Warden at Dronfield parish church (cf burial
register 26 March 1684/5) which may explain how he was able
to secure such an advantageous position for the tombstone.

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