Essex Monument Inscriptions, Essex Family History Society - St Peters


1 Raised gothic top headstone with lobed shoulders and floral motifs, and kerb. In loving memory / of / SUSAN MOORE / who died September 20th 1900 / aged 64 years / “We mourn thee not as lost / but only gone before / And hope to meet again in heaven / there to part no more” / In the midst of life we are in death / Thy will be done/
2 Round top headstone with raised shoulders, broken in two pieces, matching footstone. In memory of / MARY BOWYER / the beloved wife of GEORGE BOWYER / who died February (-)8th 1871 / aged 7(3 )years / also of / GEORGE BOWYER / husband of the above / who died February (--) 1871 / aged 7(0)years / Be ye also ready /
O weep not for your parents dear / they are but gone before / May we all in heaven meet / where we shall part no more /
Footstone: MB1871/GB1871/
3 Round top headstone, badly eroded. In loving memory of / DANIEL SAMUEL (——) / who fell asleep (——) /
4 Cross top headstone, and kerb with two square corner posts. In / loving memory of / EDITH MARY RUFFLE / daughter of WILLIAM JOHN RUFFLE / and ELIZABETH MARY RUFFLE / died Jan. 25th 1954 / “At rest” /
5 Headstone with stepped square shoulders, top now missing, and footstone. (–) memory of / MARY CHOAT / widow of the late / WILLIAM RUFFLE / who died Nov 25th 1896 / aged 86 years / An unknown life begun /
6 Clover top headstone with sloping shoulders, matching footstone, and kerb. In / loving memory / of / WILLIAM JOHN RUFFLE / of Church Farm / who died August 5th 1890 / aged 43 years / “Behold He taketh away, who can hinder Him?” / Also of / ELIZABETH MARY / widow of the above / who died July 17th 1916 / “Her end was peace” /
Footstone: WJR1890/EMR1916/ Stonemason: GreenHaverhill/
7 Cross top headstone, and kerb. In / loving / memory of / WILLIAM WALTER / FREEBORN / late of Toppesfield / who died July 31st 1897 / aged 54 years / Until the (day) break and the shadows (flee) /
8 Hipped coped stone on plinth. In memory of / MARY ANN JARVIS / the beloved wife of JOSEPH CHOAT JARVIS / who died April 11th 1913, aged 75 years /
9 Curved top headstone with wheatspray decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / DAVID DONALD / [Don] / DRYSDALE / Farmer of this parish / 5th March 1935 - 2nd June 1995 / Dear husband and father / Gone from our home / but never from our hearts /
Stonemason: Atstone /10 Curved top headstone with wheatspray decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory / of / HERBERT HENRY / WHITE / of Levitts Farm / died / 2nd January 1986 / aged 77 / Stonemason: Ivett-Reed /
11 Shaped flat top headstone with decoration either side, and kerb with corner posts. In / loving memory / of / a dear wife and mother / EMILY HASLER / who passed peacefully away / 15th January 1939 / aged 70 years / Peace, perfect, peace / Also of / THOMAS HENRY HASLER / husband of the above / who died 12th October 1951 / aged 74 years /
12 Flat top headstone with shaped shoulders and cross and flower motif on right side, and kerb. In loving memory of / a dear good mother / ANNA MARTIN / died Nov. 4th 1935, aged 75 / “Sweet is the memory to those / that loved her” /
13 Wooden cross about two feet high. No inscription visible.
14 Double plot. Pointed top headstone with small cross decoration, on plinth. Colonel / IVAN LAWRENCE / BRENNEMAN / U. S. Army 1929-59 / born Marion Iowa, U.S.A. / 11th August 1904 / retired to England 1959 / died 14th March 1982 / Beloved husband of NORMA / Because / Thy promise I believe / O Lamb of God / I come /
15 Pointed top headstone on plinth. In / very loving memory / of / LEONARD HOWARD / 16th Feb. 1910 / 25th June 1984 / Church warden of this parish /
16 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders and ears of corn decoration, on plinth with flower holder.
In / loving memory of / a dear husband father / and grandfather / FREDERICK JOHN / WHITE / of Levitts Farm / died 27th Oct. 1982 / aged 76 /
Stonemason: Ivett-Reed / Cambridge /
17 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders and rose decoration either side, on plinth with flower holder.
In / loving / memory of / a dear brother / GODFREY HALLS / BEDFORD / died 14th Dec. 1985 / aged 68 years /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd. / Haverhill /
18 Black flat top headstone with rose decoration and ‘Peace’ across top, on plinth. In loving memory of / a dear husband / and father / DAVID DONALD DRYSDALE / passed away 5th Oct. 1991 / aged 81 years / Also / a dear wife and / mother / PHYLLIS / passed away 15th Aug. 1996 / aged 88 years / Rest in peace /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd. / Haverhill /
19 Flat top headstone with cross decoration on left, and kerb with square flat top corner posts and flower holder.
To the dear memory / of / a beloved wife & mother / FLORENCE EMMA SIMMONS / who passed onward 19th Jan. 1945 / aged 69 years / Worthy of everlasting love /
20 Coped stone on plinth
South side: In loving memory of / LESLIE GERALD JOSEPH SCRIVENER / late of Pond Park Felstead / who departed this life 19th July 1944 / aged 50 years / And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three / but the greatest of these is love / North side: Also of his beloved wife / MURIEL ELSYE MARGARETTA SCRIVENER / who died 22nd April 1966 / aged 69 years / Reunited /
21 Flat top headstone between two tall corner posts, and two short posts at east end of kerb. In loving memory / of / JAMES BUCKLAND NOAKES / died Feb. 16th 1947 / aged 81 /
22 Kerb. Inscription on inside of kerb.
North side: In loving memory of the Rev. FREDERICK JOHN HINTON AXFORD / late Rector of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada, died Nov. 1927, aged 85 / South side: Also LAVINIA, his beloved wife, died Feb. 1915, aged 78, daughter of / Rev. Wm. JOHN BELLEW ARCHER, B. A. late incumbent of Churchill, Somerset /
23 Flat top headstone with two posts either side. In loving memory / of / FREDERICK CHARLES DREW / died 26th March 1950 / aged 74 years / In God’s keeping /
24 Scroll top headstone with decorated shoulders, and kerb surrounding double plot with four square pointed top corner posts and flower holder. In loving memory of / our dear mother / DELILAH DREW / died Dec 27th 1922, aged 70 / also of STEPHEN DREW / [Dad] / husband of the above / died Nov. 28th 1929, aged 77 /
Under scroll in circle: R I P /
25 Number not used.
26 Curved top headstone with shaped shoulders, and kerb with two square corners posts and crazy paving infill.
In / loving memory / of / ADA ROSE SMITH / who died 5th April 1965 / aged 53 years / We will meet later on / in the place where you have gone / And of / ALFRED [TOM] SMITH / who died 11th May 1974 /
27 Curved top headstone with raised flat top shoulders, and kerb with two square corner posts and flower holder.
In loving memory / of / CATHERINE MARIA MARTIN / who died 27th Aug 1950 / aged 73 years / also of her husband / ARTHUR / who died 15th Feb 1953 / aged 79 years /
28 Flat top headstone with raised flat top shoulders, and kerb with two square corner posts and flower holder.
In / ever loving memory of / a dear husband & dad / LEWIS ARTHUR PANNELL / who died 25th April 1947 / aged 64 years / Greatly loved, sadly missed / Also of his dear wife / MARGARET ELLEN / who died 1st Nov. 1957 / aged 74 years / Reunited /
29 Flat top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / THOMAS HENRY ADAMS / died Oct 9th 1946 / aged 63 years / also of his wife / EDITH MAY ADAMS / died Oct 28th 1974 / aged 86 years /
30 Pointed top headstone, and kerb with two corner posts. In loving memory / of / CHARLES PURKISS / who died Sept 14th 1936 / aged 68 years / “At rest” /
30a Shield shaped iron plaque, loose on grave no. 30. In / loving memory / of / EMMA PURKISS / who died / August 22nd 1912 / aged 75 years / RIP/
30b Shield shaped iron plaque, loose on grave no. 30. In / loving memory / of / JANE PURKISS / who died / June 12th 1930 / aged 68 years / R.I.P. /
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31 Kerb. South side: In loving memory of SOPHIA YOUNGS, who died on July 28th 1944 aged 76 years /
32 Kerb with four pointed top corner posts.
South side: In loving memory of JOHN METSON who died 15th June 1935 aged 60 years / East end: At rest / North side: ANNIE ELIZA METSON died Aug 13th 1941 aged 60 years /
33 Kerb with four pointed top corner posts.
South side: In loving memory of (LEWIS) ROLLINGSON who died 14th June 1931 aged 63 years / East end: At rest / North side: Also of his wife EMILY MATILDA who died 4th September 1957, aged 83 years / West end: Reunited /
34 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders, and kerb with two square flat top corner posts and flower holder.
Sacred to the memory / of / CECIL F. TURNER / who passed away 30th Dec. 1943 / aged 49 years / Until the day break / Also of MATILDA TURNER / who passed away 29th Sept. 1980 / aged 89 years /
35 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders and floral decoration, on plinth with no. 36 with flower holder between.
In affectionate remembrance / of / my beloved son / DANIEL ROBERT BEDFORD / who passed away 21st Dec 1941 / aged 27 years / Time has no healing for so great a sorrow /
36 Slightly curved top headstone with raised flat shoulders and floral decoration, on plinth with no. 35 with flower holder between. In / loving memory of / our dear parents / BARNARD BEDFORD / who died 11th Feb. 1940, aged 77 years / Also / ANNIE BEDFORD / who died 12th July 1949, aged 76 years / Re-united /
37 Flat top headstone with lowered shoulders, on plinth, and kerb with flat top corner posts. In cherished remembrance of / a dear husband and father / FREDERICK JOHN WHITE / died Jan 16th 1938 / aged 74 years / Life’s victory won, now cometh / rest / Also ELEANOR WHITE / died Feb 4th 1942 / aged 66 years /
Stonemason: Lindley / Braintree /
38 Flat top headstone with lowered flat shoulders with rose decoration, and kerb with two pointed top corner posts and flower holder. In / loving memory of / my dear husband / PERCY HERBERT LING / who passed away 10th July 1935 / aged 34 years / Love’s last gift “Remembrance” /
39 Flat top headstone with lowered flat shoulders with cross on each, and kerb. Sacred to the memory of / SAMUEL SMITH / who died June 9th 1943 / aged 61 years / Thy will be done /
40 Coffin shaped tomb with fleury cross along the length, decoration on both ends.
South side: In remembrance of HARRY MITCHELL born September 9th 1866 entered into rest August 9th 1942 / North side: Into Thy hands I commend my spirit Luke XXIII 46 /
41 Round top headstone with flat and curved shoulders and inset quatrefoil. In / loving memory / of / JAMES COCKSEDGE / who died May 12th 1899 / aged 58 years / Also of / ANN, his wife / who died March 17th 1925 / aged 82 years / Eternal peace /
Stonemason: Afford / Romford /
42 Pointed top headstone with raised round shoulders and floral decoration. To the memory of / BARKER MYALL / formerly of the Hall Farm / in this parish / who departed this life / Oct 26th 18(5 or 6)9 / in the 82nd year of his age / A pleasing form. A gentle generous heart / A good companion, honest without (-art) / Just in his dealings, faithful to his friends / beloved through life, lamented in his end / Also JULIA EMMA / daughter of the above / who departed this life / May 30th 18(3 or 5)9 / in the 43rd year of her age /
43 Round top headstone, matching footstone. In affectionate remembrance / of / JOSIAH SPARROW / born 27. Nov. 1817 / died 17. Sep. 1897 / Also / MARY, his wife / born 11. Aug. 1820 / died 16. Mar. 1899 / Grant us Thy peace / Also / GEORGE MYALL, their son / died 20. Oct. 1925 / aged 57 /
Footstone: JS/1897/MS/1899/GMS/1925/
44 Cross on triple plinth.
Cross: In / loving memory / of / Top plinth: LAURA / the wife of / W.J. ROBERTS / Middle plinth: and youngest daughter of / J. and M. SPARROW / who died 2nd June 1909 / aged 44 years / Bottom plinth: “The Lord be with you” /
45 Kerb with square corners posts and flower holder.
South side: In loving memory KATE ELEANOR HAYES died 4th Nov 1960 aged 76 years / East end: At rest /
46 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders and floral decoration, and kerb surrounding double plot.
At rest / In loving memory / of / KATE MARTIN / died 30th Dec 1926 / aged 63 years / Also of her beloved husband / CHARLES HENRY MARTIN / died 13th April 1953 / aged 88 years /
Kerb, east end: Peace perfect peace /
47 Kerb.
West end: In loving memory of / South side: a devoted wife & mother ELLEN ALICE MAUD DEBENHAM who died 21st March 1956 aged 74 years / North side: Also a devoted father ALFRED DEBENHAM who died 29th Oct. 1971 aged 83 years / East end: At rest /
48 Raised open book at head of kerb with square corner posts.
Left page: In / loving memory / of / GEORGE METSON / who died 19th July / 1937 / aged 70 years / In God’s keeping / Right page: In / loving memory / of / SUSANNA METSON / died 13th April / 1945 / aged 79 years / At rest /
49 Kerb with square pointed top corner posts.
West end: In loving memory of / South side: SAMUEL RULTON who died 6th Jan 1936 aged 81 years / North side: Also ROSEANNA RULTON died 16th June 1951, aged 92 years / East end: At rest /
50 Round top headstone with flat and scooped shoulders. In / loving memory / of / our dear father / ELI METSON / who died / 30th November 1917 / aged 63 years /
51 Flat top headstone with round shoulders and rose decoration across top. In / loving memory of / our dear parents / GEORGE CLARKE / died 18th Jan 1962 / aged 77 years / And / EDITH ALICE CLARKE / died 22nd Nov. 1966 / aged 74 years /
52 Kerb with four corner posts and flower holder.
West end: In loving memory of / South side: ALLAN JAMES RUGGLES who died 15th Oct. 1959 aged 60 years / East end: Greatly loved, sadly missed / North side: MARJORIE JESSIE RUGGLES who died 16th Aug. 1968 aged 62 years /
53 Curved top headstone with rose decoration, and integral flower holder. Treasured memories of / DAVIS ALLEN RUGGLES / 1871-1954 / and his wife / ROSE RUGGLES / 1872-1959 / also their daughter / NELLY MAY DAVISON / 1911-1995 / and her husband / ALFRED CECIL DAVISON / 1905-1996 / May they rest in peace /
54 Elaborate top headstone with the word ‘Peace’, and kerb with two corner posts. In loving memory / of / a devoted wife & mother / MILLICENT PANNELL / who died 21st April 1953 / aged 69 years / Not lost, but gone before / Also of her loving husband / LEWIS WILLIAM / who died 26th January 1959 / aged 79 years / Re-united /
55 Kerb with raised cross on top.
South side: In loving memory of our dear mother ELIZABETH ALEY died Jan 28th 1947 aged 79 years / North side: Daughter of MARIA BUTCHER / East end: Abide with me /
56 Curved top headstone with shaped shoulders and decoration, and wooden surround to plot. In / loving memory of / MARIA BUTCHER / who died / 12th September 1887 / aged 49 years / Gone but not forgotten /
57 White flower holder. Mum /
58 Gothic top headstone with shaped shoulders. In / loving / memory of / our dear mother / JULIA METSON / died 23rd Nov 1950 / aged 90 years /
59 Flat top headstone, and flower holder. In loving memory / of / EDWARD ALBERT / JOHN METSON / who died 13th June 1957 / aged 55 years / At rest /
60 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / dad / ARTHUR ROLLINGSON / died 17th Aug 1977 / aged 81 /
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61 Grey headstone with flat shoulders, and kerb with two flat top corner posts. In loving memory of / my beloved husband / WALTER JAMES MICKLEY / who died May 23rd 1962 / aged 64 years / “At rest” / Also his dear wife / LILY MAUD / who died Feb 14th 1985 / aged 85 years / “Reunited” /
62 Large square flower holder. In / loving memory of / CHARLES / SIMMONS / died / 2nd Aug 1964 / aged 86 years /
63 Slightly pointed top headstone with sloping shoulders and flower decoration at top, on double plinth with flower holder.
In / loving memory of / FREDERICK DREW / who died 14th April 1965 / aged 85 years / “At rest” / Also of EMMA, his wife / who died 30th October 1966 / aged 81 years / “Reunited” /
64 Kerb with four flat top corner posts.
West end: In loving memory of / South side: my dear husband ARTHUR LEONARD BROWN who died 31st Aug 1961 aged 62 years / East end: Not lost, but gone before / North side: Also MAY ELLEN BROWN died 15th October 1963 Reunited /
65 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders and floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory of / DOROTHY BEATRICE / UNWIN / who died Aug. 30th 1962 / aged 42 years /
66 Curved top headstone with flat shoulders. In / loving memory of / ALBERT VICTOR ASHARD / who died Sept. 8th 1963 / aged 65 years / Also of / HILDA ASHARD / who died Sept. 23rd 1975 / aged 67 years / At rest /
67 Flat top headstone with stepped shoulders, on plinth with flower holder attached. In / loving memory / of / MIRIAM KATE CHAPMAN / 1887-1965 / In God’s keeping / Also her loving brother / EDWARD CHARLES CHAPMAN / 1886-1969 / Forever with the Lord /
68 Pointed top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / a dear husband and father / REGINALD THOMAS METSON / died 17th May 1969 / aged 55 years / Also a dear wife and mother / HILDA ELIZABETH BANKS / died 25th May 1993 / aged 78 years / Rest in peace /
69 Flat top headstone with leaf decoration, on plinth with flower holder attached. In / loving memory / of / STANLEY JOSEPH / PICKESS / 1915-1979 /
70 Flat top headstone with cross at top, on plinth. In / loving memory / of / a dear husband and father / JOHN BRIGHT / died 20th Aug. 1980 / aged 52 years / You live in our hearts /
71 Round top headstone with flat shoulders and cross at top, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory / of / CECIL LING / who died 9th April 1967 / aged 70 years / At rest / Also of / KATE EMILY LING / who died 30th August 1982 / aged 88 years /
72 Flat top headstone with cross at top, on high plinth. To the dear memory / of / a beloved wife and mother / MARJORIE JORDAN / who passed onward / 20th June 1967 / aged 62 years / Greatly loved - sadly missed / Also a beloved husband and father / ALBERT EDWARD / who passed onward / 22nd August 1983 / aged 84 years / At rest /
73 Cross top headstone with rounded shoulders. In memory of a beloved wife & mother / BESSIE E. WESLEY / born 22nd March 1899 - died 13th Aug 1967 / aged 68 years / also of ARCHER WESLEY a dear dad / born 12.7.1893 - died 6.9.1968 /
74 Flat top headstone with high shoulders and floral motif, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / a dear husband and father / ALFRED JAMES / JOHNSON / died 13th Feb. 1969 / aged 81 years / also his wife / EMMA ELIZABETH / JOHNSON / died 29th May 1976 / aged 90 years /
75 Square flower holder. In loving / memory of / PERCY F / SIMMONS / died 11th Oct. / 1970 / aged 85 years /
76 Curved top headstone with decorated shoulders, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / ARTHUR HAYES / died 16th Dec. 1971 / aged 87 years /
77 Black flat top headstone with lower shoulders and rose decoration, on plinth with flower holder.
In / loving memory of / a dear husband / JAMES MARTIN / died 28th Jan. 1973 / aged 71 years / also his dear wife / EVANGELINE MARTIN / ‘Lucy’ / died 8th Nov. 1988 / aged 77 years /
Stonemason: Slythe /
78 Pointed top headstone with cross at top, on plinth. In loving memory of / VIOLET ELIZABETH / GALLEY / died 7th Feb. 1980 / aged 82 years / Forever with the Lord / Also her dear husband / REGINALD CHARLES / GALLEY / died 2nd Dec. 1982 / aged 86 years /
Stonemason: Hanchets / Bury /
79 Curved top headstone with flower decoration, on double plinth. In / loving / memory of / LEONARD CHARLES / WANT / Nov. 1909 - Sept. 1981 / Jesus said; I am the way / No man cometh unto the Father / but by me / John 14.6. / And of his wife / EDITH BEATRICE / nee HEWITT / Jan. 1911 - Aug. 1991 / In Thy presence / there is fulness of joy / Psalm 16.11. /
Stonemason: Paintin/Haverhill/
80 Flat top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / a dear wife and mother / OLIVE METSON / who died / 12th March 1973 / aged 68 years / Also / FRANK METSON / who died 18th Nov. 1982 / aged 77 years /
81 Black curved top headstone with rose motifs, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / EDITH TARBIN / died 22nd March 1974 / aged 67 years / Also / FREDERICK ERNEST / TARBIN / died 18th Dec 1983 / aged 80 years /
Stonemason: Slythe /
82 Pointed top headstone with rose motif and book with the word ‘Love’, on plinth with flower holder.
In memory of / WILLIAM STOCK / died 9th December 1974 / aged 77 years / Also / ROSE ALICE STOCK / died 26th December 1979 / aged 82 years /
83 Flat top headstone with cross and rose motifs, curved centre panel with side pillars, on plinth with flower holder.
In / dearest memory / of a beloved wife / and mother / DOROTHY CELIA CHAPMAN / April 1901 - January 1975 / “God’s finger touched her / and she slept” / And / a beloved husband / and father / WILLIAM CHAPMAN / May 1899 - January 1986 / “In Thy presence / is fullness of joy” /
Stonemason: H J Paintin Ltd / Haverhill /
84 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders and cross motif, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory of / OLIVER JUBILEE / PEMBERTON / died 20th June 1977 / aged 80 / and his beloved wife / LETTY / died 2nd March 1985 / aged 86 /
85 Flat top headstone with cross motif, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory / of / our dear mum / ELSIE JAMES / who died 23rd Oct. 1982 / aged 81 years / Always in our thoughts /
86 Curved top headstone with rose motif, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving / memory of / WILLIAM G. / PHILPOTTS / who passed away / 31st Dec. 1982 / aged 73 / And / his dear wife / WINIFRED E. / PHILPOTTS / who passed away / 7th Sept. 1995 / aged 85 /
87 Square flower holder on plinth. In loving / memory of / a dear mother / ELLEN F. / ROBERTS / R.I.P. /
88 Flat top headstone with cross motif, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory / of / JAMES WILLIAM / HASLER / who died 1st October 1984 / aged 75 years / Also / GERTRUDE EMILY / MARY HASLER / died 16th June 1995 / aged 76 years /
Stonemason: Hanchetts/Bury/
89 Pointed top headstone with flower motif, on plinth with flower holder. In memory of / a beloved husband / and father / CECIL ERIC SYMONDS / died 17th June 1986 / aged 67 years /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd / Haverhill. /
90 Curved top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving / memory of / WILLIAM RUGGLES / died 26th August 1986 / aged 77 years / At rest /
Stonemason: Martin/
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91 Curved top headstone with flower motif, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory of / a dear husband / EDWARD VICTOR RUGGLES / who died 5th January 1988 / aged 83 years / At rest / Stonemason: East Anglian / Memorials Bury /
92 Curved top headstone with floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In loving memory of / a dearly loved / wife, mother and nan / HILDA BESSIE WESLEY / 1922-1989 / Sadly missed /
93 Flower holder. In loving memory /
94 Black curved top headstone with floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / a dear husband / and father / STANLEY JAMES / MILES / died 17th Feb 1990 / aged 65 years / Dearly loved and sadly missed /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd / Haverhill /
95 Flat top headstone with lowered right shoulder with floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder.
In / memory of / HERBERT JACKSON / born 17th March 1900 / passed away 7th May 1992 / Gone but not forgotten /
96 Slightly curved top headstone with cross each side and floral decoration between, on plinth with flower holder.
In / loving memory of / DOROTHY READ J.P. / [previously STIEBER] / 1914-1992 / A life devoted to the / wellbeing of others / Also / SIDNEY GEORGE READ / 1907-1994 /
97 Slightly curved top headstone with floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory / of / JOHN [Jack] ROBERTS / died 11th May 1992 / aged 72 years / God takes our loved ones / from our homes / but never from our hearts /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd / Haverhill /
98 Slightly curved top headstone with floral decoration, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory / of / DOUGLAS WILLIAM [Bill] / ROBERTS / who passed away / 6th December 1992 / aged 74 / So dearly loved, so greatly missed / Also / VIOLA MAY ROBERTS / died 26th February 1997 / aged 78 / Always in our thoughts /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd / Haverhill /
99 Slightly curved top headstone with floral decoration in oval, on plinth with flower holder In / loving memory of / ROBERT BENJAMIN [Bob] / SMITH / passed away 10th May 1994 / aged 81 years / Dearly loved, sadly missed /
Stonemason: Paintin Ltd / Haverhill /
100 Slightly curved top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. Dame / GWEN / FFRANGCON-DAVIES / Actress / 1891-1992 /
Stonemason: Whitehead & Day / 25a Church St / Saffron Walden /
101 Flower holder. ALBERT / ASHARD / 1947-1995 /
102 Curved top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory of / “HUGH” / ALFRED DEBENHAM / 3rd Jan. 1920 - 16th Sept. 1995 / At rest /
Stonemason: Watts /
103 Curved top headstone, on plinth with flower holder. In / loving memory / MARGERY LEAH PEGRUM / 25th Nov. 1920 - 23rd Dec. 1996 / Forever in our thoughts /
Stonemason: Whitehead & Day / Church Street / Saffron Walden /
104 Iron marker, quatrefoil top with curved shoulders decorated with gothic window style in centre. No visible inscription.
105 Round top headstone with cross decoration, on double plinth. In remembrance of / a dearly loved / wife and mother / JESSIE MARY WICKS / 1908-1978 /
Stonemason: Hanchets, Bury /
106 Kerb with four flat top corner posts. S
outh side: In loving memory of my dear husband / JOHN WILLIAM PEAT, April 7th 1917 - Oct. 30th 1952 /
107 Ledger stone with granite type rock and large cross.
Bottom of stone: EDITH MARY SOLOMAN / died July 29th 1954 / WILLIAM SOLOMAN / born May 22nd 1879 / died January 27th 1911 /
108 Small round top headstone, and kerb with four flat top corner posts. In / loving memory of / HILDA KATHLEEN PEAT / beloved daughter and sister / who passed into higher life / 5th Nov. 1941 / Sadly missed /
109 Round top headstone, on double plinth. In / loving memory of / ALEX PEAT / a dear husband and dad / died 13th Sept. 1966 / aged 92 / Resting / And his wife / JANE KATHLEEN / died 2nd May 1974 /
110 Number not used.
111 Curved top footstone leaning against shed. R C 1749 /
See no. C10 within church for headstone
112 Curved top headstone with angel; top half only, leaning against shed. In memory / of ANN CHOAT the / wife of ROBERT CHOAT / who died June (——) /
113 Round top footstone with decorative shoulders, leaning against shed. E J / 1838 / S J / 1827 /
See no. 119 for headstone
114 Pointed top headstone with raised shoulders; top half only, leaning against shed. Sacred / to the memory of / WILLIAM JARVIS BURLEIGH / who departed this life / October 24th 1830 / in the (2 or 30th) year / See no. C16 within church for footstone
115 Round top headstone with raised shoulders, leaning against shed. In / memory of / ANN JARVIS / the wife of / RICHARD JARVIS / who departed this life / Nov the 15th 1797 / in the 80th year of her age / See no. 120 for footstone
116 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders, leaning against tree. In memory of / ROBERT CHOAT / who departed this life / Nov 30th 1795 / aged 79 years /
117 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders, leaning against tree. In / memory of / JOSEPH CHOAT / son of ROBERT & SARAH CHOAT / who died May the 11th 1864 / aged 59 years / In health and spirits gay / this was so the other day / and thought myself of life (—) / as thou who readst my epitaph /
118 Round top headstone with flat shoulders, leaning against tree. In memory / of / JOSEPH UNWIN / who died April the 8th 1801 / aged 47 years / O cruel death that would no longer spare / a loving husband and a tender father dear / The sorrow great to them he left behind / but we hope that he in Christ did mercy find /
See no. C15 within church for footstone
119 Round top headstone with raised shoulders, damaged, leaning against tree. Sacred / to the memory of / EDWARD JARVIS / who died / Novr 5th 1838 / aged 88 years / also of / SARAH his wife / who died / June 18th 1827 / aged 79 years / Blessed are the dead / (—) rest in the Lord / See no. 113 for footstone
120 Round top footstone with shaped shoulders, behind tree. A J / 1797 /
See no. 115 for headstone
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121 Iron Celtic cross, leaning against shed. HENRY MARTIN / died / April 4th 1884 aged 33 years /
122 Bottom half of headstone, lying flat. aged 42 years / If great affliction here wee meet / yet if we heaven gain; / twill be to us exceeding sweet / and recompence our pain /
123 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders and mourning figure, broken in four pieces. REBEKAH UNWIN / the daughter of JOSEPH / and MARY UNWIN / who died May (–) 1797 / in the 4th year of her age / Adieu sweet babe you cannot stay / you looked about then call’d away /
Thy angel face we all did see / but soon we was deprived of thee / Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest / for God takes them that He loves best /
See no. C17 within church for footstone
124 Curved top footstone. J C 1753 /
See no. C13 within church for headstone
125 Cross on triple plinth, and kerb. In / loving memory of / EMMA RICE JONES / born January 14. 1852 / died April 16. 1896 / Jesus said to her, I am the / Resurrection and the life /
126 Coped stone on plinth. DANIEL UNWIN / who died January 23rd (1884) / in the 80th year of his age /
127 Scrolled top headstone with floral decoration, with matching shaped footstone. Here lieth the body of / the Rev. JOHN WILSON / late curate of this parish / who died March 23rd 1858 / aged 57 years / This stone is erected by his / fellow labourer in the ministry / out of love for his memory and / admiration of his religion /
Footstone: J W 1858 /
128 Ledger stone with decorative iron railings. Here rest the remains of / the Revd JAMES HOPKINS / who died Dec. 3 1858 / aged 76 years / For nearly 50 years the / devoted & beloved Rector / in this parish / “Mark the perfect man and / behold the upright, for the end / of that man is peace” / Here also rest the remains / of MARY ESTHER his widow / who died April 13 1865 / “By grace are ye saved through faith; / and not of yourselves It is the gift of God” / Also of JANE REBECCA / daughter of the above / Revd JAMES HOPKINS / who died at Colchester April 15 1881 / aged 65 years /
129 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders, small matching footstone. In / memory of / ROBERT COOPER / SMITH / late of Tagley Farm in this parish / who died March 10th 1867 / aged 76 years / “Watch, for ye know not what hour your / Lord doth come.” Matt. XXIV: 42 /
Footstone: R C S / 1867 /
130 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders, matching footstone. In loving / memory of / SARAH SMITH / widow of the late / ROBERT COOPER SMITH / of Gt. Tagley Farm Stambourne / who departed this life / March 11th 1885 / aged 83 years / “Being justified freely by His grace through / the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” /
Footstone: S S / 1885 /
131 Celtic cross headstone with ‘IHS’ in centre and sloping shoulders, matching footstone, and sunken kerb.
In memory of / the Rev. JOHN FORSTER M A / for 20 years / Her Majesty’s Chaplain of the Savoy / and for 10 years Rector of this parish / born 19th December 1809 / died 24th July 1868 / R I P / ‘Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye / think not the Son of man cometh’ /
Footstone: J F / 1868 /
132 Cross on double plinth, footstone with floral decoration, within kerb surrounding double plot.
Top plinth: DORA KATE SMITH / born 19th April 1818 / died 6th August 1891 / GEORGE VERO SMITH / born 18th June 18(7)7 / died 10th August 1877 / Bottom plinth: God will give you to me again / with joy and gladness for ever /
from death to life / out of this world unto the Father /
Footstone: DKS/1891/GVS/1877/
133 Small cross on double plinth.
On horizontal of cross: In loving memory of / Top plinth: DOUGLAS FRANK / son of FRANK / and / HESTER SMITH / Bottom plinth: died Aug: 13. 1910 / aged 2 months / Safe in the arms of Jesus /
134 Tall cross on triple plinth.
Top plinth: In loving memory of / our dear parents / BENJAMIN SMITH / who departed this life / Middle plinth: January 13th 1910 aged 67 years / also of / LAURA ELIZABETH MARIANNE SMITH / born June 6th 1839 died August 1st 1911 / Bottom plinth: They have left earth’s joys and sorrows / cares and troubles all are o’er / and we hope that they are happy / on that bright and golden shore / Rest in peace /
135 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders, and kerb with two corner posts. In / loving memory of / FRANK BENJAMIN SMITH / died Jan. 23rd 1948 / aged 78 years / “Resting in peace” / Also of HESTER MARY SMITH / died July 21st 1953 / aged 79 years /
136 Cross now fallen from boulder, and kerb with pointed top corner posts surrounding double plot.
In loving memory of / ELIZABETH / dearly beloved wife of / WALTER WILSON / who fell asleep Sept 25th 1934 / aged 56 years / Good-night beloved – until we meet / Also her husband / WALTER WILSON / died Nov. 14th 1962 / aged 81 years /
137 Curved top headstone with radiating sun. Sacred / to the memory of / CATHERINE ARNOLD / of this parish / who died Sept 3. 1833 / in her 81st year /
138 Kerb with cruciform top corner posts
East end: In memory of /
North side: my dear husband CHARLES WILLIAM BONNER died 11th March 1950 aged 76 years / West end: At rest / South side: Also EMILY his wife died 18th Dec 1957 aged 83 years /
139 Kerb with cruciform top corners posts.
North side: In affectionate remembrance of / ELIZABETH beloved wife of JOHN T. BONNER / who entered into rest Decr 11th 1918 aged 68 years / West end: Peace perfect peace / South side: In loving memory of / JOHN T. BONNER died 12th Oct 1939 aged 87 /
140 Large decorated cross on sloping plinth, and kerb.
West side of plinth: Here rest the bodies / of / ROBERT HENRY BEDFORD / born January 3rd 1832 / died December 29th 1901 / and JANE, his wife / born July 29th 1830 / died May 22nd 1909 / Resurgam /
141 Flat top headstone with round shoulders, and kerb with two flat top corner posts. In / loving memory of / MARY CORRIE WAKELING / died 21st April 1943 / aged 36 years / “At rest” /
142 Rough stone cross on sloping plinth, and kerb.
East side of plinth: In loving memory of / JAMES BAYNE / beloved youngest son of / JOSEPH & ANNE THOMSON / died at Berwick Hall / Toppesfield / Nov. 26. 1930 / aged 25 /
143 Cross with dove with olive leaf on horizontal, on triple plinth, and kerb.
West side, middle plinth: JOSEPH CORRIE / THOMSON / died at The Elms / Bottom plinth: Nov. 14. 1908 / aged 6 years / Stonemason: GreenHaverhill/
144 Rough stone Celtic cross, on plinth, and kerb.
East side of plinth: In loving memory / of / JOSEPH CORRIE THOMSON / died 22nd January 1933 / In God’s keeping / ANNE MACKENZIE THOMSON / died 10th March 1953 / Stonemason: Maile & Son Ltd / Sculptors / 367 Euston Rd / London / N.W.1. /
145 Flat top headstone with stepped shoulders, broken. In loving / memory of / MARY ELLEN ASHARD / who died Aug 11th 1899 / in her 10th year / “For of such is the kingdom of heaven” /
146 Large cross with ‘IHS’, on double plinth standing centrally on slab.
West side, top plinth: In loving memory of / DANIEL JARVIS / UNWIN / of Hill House Stambourne / born Sep 9 1834 / died Sep 17 1898 / Also of / ELIZABETH, his wife / who died March 25: 1928 / aged 79 years / Bottom plinth: Thy kingdom come / Thy will be done /
147 Cross entwined with ivy leaves, on triple plinth, surrounded by metal rail with cruciform corners.
West side, middle plinth: In loving memory of / GEORGE JARVIS UNWIN / Bottom plinth: of Baythorne Hall Birdbrook / who died February 13th 1901 / aged 67 years / Thy will be done / East side, middle plinth: Also of / ANNA ELIZABETH / Bottom plinth: wife of / GEORGE JARVIS UNWIN / who died March 8th 1927 / aged 79 years /
148 Triple round top headstone with flat shoulders, round side columns on plinth with figure and oak leaves within quatrefoil and roundel at top, and kerb with two flat top corner posts. In / loving memory / of / LUCY / beloved wife of / LEWIS JACKSON / born 5th April 1859 / at rest 14th August 1930 / also / LEWIS JACKSON / born 30th April 1863 / at rest 19th July 1949 / “Till he come” /
149 Flat stone with standing angel, and small kerb with six pointed top posts. “Our darling” / PETER MERTON / died 23rd May 1941 /
Kerb, east end: Sweetest memories /
150 Curved top headstone with square pillar cross with inscribed ‘IHS’, and kerb with two pointed cruciform top corner posts. In / remembrance of / a dear husband and father / FRANK LING / who fell asleep / 29th January 1935 / aged 67 years / also of / a dear wife and mother / LILY LING / who fell asleep / 9th July 1967 / aged 100 years / Greatly loved - sadly missed /
151 Round top headstone with raised curved shoulders and decoration at top. To the memory of / THOMAS HARVEY / late of this parish / who died Nov 23rd 1849 / (—–) years /
152 Kerb with six cruciform top posts.
North side: In memory of EMMA ANGEL who died Jan 16th 1932 aged 66 years / South side: Also MARK ANGEL died May 5th 1949 aged 86 years / East end: At rest /
153 Cross on triple plinth, and kerb with four square corner posts surrounding double plot.
East side, top plinth: To the memory of / Middle plinth: our dear boy / WILLIAM O. HARDY / died Oct. 18th 1922 / aged 17 years / Bottom plinth: “Gone from us in the bloom of youth to his / eternal home / with Christ which is far better” /
South side, top plinth: Also / to the memory / of / Middle plinth: ELLEN M. HARDY / who died 13th May 1952 / aged 87 years / I waited patiently for the Lord /
154 Cinquefoil headstone with ‘IHS’ in shaped panel. In loving memory of / our dear father and mother / GEORGE DREW / died Jan 6 1898 / aged 71 / LAURA DREW / died Oct 25 1919 / aged 78 /
155 War Memorial. Cross on octagonal pillar on triple plinth.
West side, top plinth: In thankful and affectionate remembrance / of the brave men of this parish who gave / their lives in the Great War 1914-1919 / Their name liveth for evermore / Middle plinth, left side: ALEXANDER ASHARD / ERNEST DREW / HARRY DREW / EDWARD JACKSON / Right side: WILLIAM METSON / ARTHUR MICKLEY / ARTHUR RUGGLES /
156 Flat top headstone with flat shoulders and ‘Peace’ with ivy leaf decoration left side, and kerb with two square corner posts.
In loving memory / of / SARAH GARNHAM / who passed away Oct 5th 1937 / aged 93 years / For 25 years headmistress of / Stambourne school / This stone is erected to her memory / by old pupils and friends / Well done thou good / and faithful servant / St. Matt 25 /
INSCRIPTIONS WITHIN THE CHURCH
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C1 Wooden rectangular wall plaque with small cross and floral decoration and gold lettering. In memory of / FRANK BENJAMIN SMITH / 1870-1948 and of his wife / HESTER MARY 1873-1953 / late of Robin Hood Farm / Stambourne /
C2 Wooden rectangular wall plaque with gold lettering. The lamps in this church / have been given by the relatives / and dedicated to the memory of / THOMAS HENRY ADAMS / MARK and EMMA ANGEL / THOMAS and SARAH ASHARD / BARNARD and ANNIE BEDFORD / DANIEL ROBERT BEDFORD / ELLEN M. and WILLIAM O. HARDY / FREDERICK CHARLES HASLER / THOMAS H. and EMILY HASLER / EDWARD JACKSON / LEWIS and LUCY JACKSON / GEORGE MANSFIELD / JAMES BUCKLAND NOAKES / HILDA KATHLEEN PEAT / JOHN WILLIAM PEAT / LESLIE G.J. SCRIVENER / FLORENCE EMMA SIMMONS / JOSEPH C. and ANNE M. THOMSON / CECIL FREDERICK TURNER / DANIEL J. and ELIZABETH UNWIN / GEORGE J. and ANNA E. UNWIN / FREDERICK JOHN and ELEANOR WHITE / A.D. 1953 /
C3 Small brass plaque on east side of lectern in choir stall. In memory of / MARY AUGUSTA / UNWIN /
C4 Large plain floor slab south of altar. Here lies ye body of Colonel JOHN FAREWELL / descended from the ancient family of the / FAREWELLs of Hill=Bishops in the county / of Somersett, who in his younger years was / Captain of an English company rais’d intirely / by his own interest, in ye late Earl of Ossery’s / Regiment, in ye service of ye states General / who had so much gratitude as to reward / his merit with a Majors commission / In that remarkable year of our Lord 1688 / he return’d to England under the command / of his General, ye Prince of Orange; who [soon / after his accession to the English throne] / made him Deputy Govenour of the Tower / of London, & Lieutenant Colonel of his guards / He continued his government in the Tower / for the space of twenty years; and dureing / the whole of that time, he discovered so much / conduct in the discharge of that trust, as gave / him a reputation never to be sullied by the / blackest mallice=but at length, by ye fatigue / of too much business and confinement / his constitution was so much / broken that he thought fit to resigne that / honourable station; and soon after dyed in / the 58th year of his age at his country / house in Stambourne in the county / of Essex, July 14th A D 1710 / He was an accomplisht gentleman and experience’d / souldier, an excellent commander, a wise / Governour; a sincere friend and [to crown / his character] a pious Christian /
C5 Small white wall plaque under east window. Here lyeth the body of G. BOWYER / late Rector of this church / son of J. BOWYER of Sandback / Cheshire, Gent, whose sweetness of / temper and affability of behavior / probity and universal charity / exemplary piety and faithful / diligence in his ministerial duty / made his life highly useful and / valuable unto others and his / death only unto himself / desireable he dyed 18th March / 1739 aged 72 years / And of ANN his wife daughter of / Alderman SKOLLERNE of the City of Chester / They were amiable in their / lives and in their deaths / they were not divided / dying the 6th January 1739 / aged 66 /
C6 White tablet on black background. Sacred to the memory of the / Rev. JAMES HOPKINS, M.A. / in deep humility he devoted / his time and talents in this parish / of which he was Rector for 50 years / chiefly to win souls for Christ / and when the summons came / “Friend come up higher” / he gladly obeyed the call / deeply lamented and beloved / He entered into the joy of his Lord / December 3rd 1858 / “He being dead, yet speaketh” / Also his widow / MARY ESTHER HOPKINS / who died April 13th 1865, aged 81 years / “By grace are ye saved through faith” /
C7 White tablet on black background. Sacred to the memory of / MARY, wife of the / Revd. JAMES HOPKINS, M.A. / Rector of this parish / she died Octr. 28th 1816 / aged 22 years / This tablet a tribute to her virtues / and a faint testimony of affection / is erected by her husband / In the midst of life we are in death / of whom may we seek for succour / but of Thee O Lord /
C8 Stone floor tablet in front of left altar rail. M + H / 1816 /
C9 Notice inside bell tower with reference to grave in chancel on north side of altar which is now completely unreadable.
EDWARD MACK WILLIAMS, Esq., and HENRY his sonne, with ANNE SPELMAN / wife of the said HENRY, lye here buried under a faire tombe in / the chancell, whereupon this epitaph following is engraven or / inlaid in brasse:- / Remember all ye that by this toune be to pass / and groundly revolue in yowr remembrance / the end is death in every many chance: / all worldly people must lerne to foot this dance / as EDWARD MACK WILLIHAM that lith under stonn / out of this transitorye liff is past and gonn: / HARRY MACK WILLIHAM, his sonn, lith here also / with ANNE MACK WILLIHAM, his loving wiff and dere, [SPELMAN] / thes thre persons tog idder and no mo / under this tombe interred they be here / prey for their souls, I prey you with harte inteere / a Pater Noster, an Ave, and a Creade / and iii hundryd dayes of pardon yow have for yowr meede /
This ANNE is figured on the tombe kneeling, with the Spelman arms / of plates all over her gown, and so in the great east window / of the chancell / From the Stanbridge entry in the CXVIII Weever’s funerall monuments p 658: All that now remains is the exquisitely carved niche on the / east respond of the north arch. This is the only place where / bound onto, the esquires helm by the torse, the family crest / a rose bush in flower, can be seen. The tomb had been removed / by 1878 [the organ was installed in 1903] its arcade is illustrated / in the female portrait of CHRISTINA HARTISHORN, the wife of EDWARD / and mother of HENRY. It was originally made prior to 1505 / with an addition before 1531 of the effigy of ANNE. The window / also antedates 1531 but the portrait of ANNE SPELMAN is not there /
C10 Round top headstone with winged angel, in floor north side of bell tower. In memory / of ROBERT CHOAT / who died March 19th 17(1)9 / aged 69 years /
See no. 111 in churchyard for footstone
C11 Round top headstone with curved shaped shoulders, in floor of bell tower. Sacred / to the memory of / REBECCA wife of / HENRY JARVIS / of this parish / who died Dec. 21st 1826 / aged 50 years / An affectionate wife / a parent dear / lies lamented here /
C12 Round top headstone with shaped shoulders, in floor of bell tower. In / memory of / EDWARD CHOAT / who departed this life / Febry 24th 1785 / aged 77 years /
C13 Round top headstone with winged angel, in floor of bell tower. In memory / of JOHN CHOAT / son of ROBERT CHOAT / and SARAH his wife / who died August ye 8th 1753 / aged 5 years 5 months /
See no. 124 in churchyard for footstone
C14 Round top headstone with raised shaped shoulders, in floor of bell tower. In / memory of / MARY ANN UNWIN / who died April the 19th 1823 / aged 21 years / Stop traveller and view my stone / remark how soon my life was gone / and as you read the state of me / think of the glass that runs for thee /
C15 Curved top footstone, in floor of bell tower. J U / 1804 /
See no. 118 in churchyard for headstone
C16 Pointed top footstone with raised shoulders, in floor of bell tower. W J B / 1830 / A B / 1845 /
See no. 114 in churchyard for part of headstone
C17 Round top footstone with shaped shoulders, in floor of bell tower. R U / 1797 /
See no. 123 in churchyard for headstone
C18 Curved top headstone with winged angel, in floor of bell tower. In memory of / SARAH wife of / ROBERT CHOAT / of Finchingfield / who departed this life / Decr. 23rd 17(8)9 / aged 74 /
C19 Plaque at base of west window in bell tower. The clock was placed / on the tower of this church / by the inhabitants of Stambourne / to the Glory of God and as / a memorial of the jubilee year / of Queen Victoria 1887 /
C20 Brass christening jug with handle shaped as ‘S’ with leaf ends, fleury cross in circle on top of lid, and inscription on opposite round to handle. To the Glory of God / and / in loving memory of / BENNETT PELL / 46th Battn. Canadian Infantry / killed in action in France / 2nd Septr. 1918 / Presented by / DANIEL HERBERT & MARY AUGUSTA UNWIN /
Around base between encircling lines: One Faith o One Baptism o One Lord o /
C21 List of Rectors as shown in church guide, published 1989.
ROBERT de REDESWELL ROBERT de COTYNGHAM JOHN de TITFORD JOHN de STRATHERN GEOFFREY de MERE WILLIAM de DRAYTON JOHN CALABRA
ROBERT DRUEL PETER MORTEYN HUGO ELLIS ROBERT de STAUNTON RICHARD GODERAM WILLIAM CERSYN WILLIAM STURMYNSTER WILLIAM SUTTON
ADAM COPSY RICHARD GWYAS JOHN RAWE HENRY DEDHAM JOHN BOKET JOHN STORY JOHN MEYBURN M.A. JAMES ROBSON RICHARD GARWYN JAMES KYLSHEY REGINALD BAYNBRIDGE M.A. B.D.
GEORGE BLENKERN JOHN LUDDINGTON THOMAS PAYNELL JOHN PAYNELL HENRY HAVERS B.A.
ROBERT COOKE M.A. PETER BERKENHEAD M.A. ROBERT COCK M.A. WILLIAM THOMPSON M.A. MARK le PLA M.A.
GEORGE BOWYER M.A. VENN EYRE M.A. WILLIAM LLOYD M.A. JAMES HOPKINS M.A. JOHN FORSTER M.A. ALFRED MASTER M.A.
DAVID RICE-JONES M.A. JAMES HENRY BROOKS PERCY ROBERT MITCHELL O.B.E., M.A.
Here in 1277 Here in 1310 Left 1339 by exchange Appointed and left 1339 by exchange Appointed 1339; left 1344 by exchange Appointed 1344: left 1346 by exchange Appointed 1346 Left 1348 by exchange Appointed 1348 Appointed February 1349 Appointed March 1349; resigned 1351 Appointed 1379; left 1381 by exchange Appointed 1381 Appointed 1387; left 1390 by exchange Appointed 1390 Died by 1427 Appointed 1427; resigned 1429 Appointed 1429; died by 1438 Appointed 1438; died by 1442 Appointed 1442 Died by 1474 Appointed 1474; Oxon Lincoln Died by 1480 Appointed 1480; died by 1509 Appointed 1509; died by 1526 Appointed 1526; resigned 1532 Cantab St. Catherine’s Appointed 1532 Appointed 1559; died by 1578 Appointed 1578; resigned 1622; died 1624 Appointed 1622; died 1651 Appointed 1651; ejected 1662 Cantab Catherine’s Hall Appointed 1662 Appointed 1662; Oxon Christchurch Appointed 1663 Appointed 1667; died Appointed 1686; died [probably in absentia] Appointed 1715; died Appointed 1740; died Appointed 1777; died Appointed 1809; died Appointed 1858; died Appointed 1868; resigned 1889 Durham University College Appointed 1889; left 1895-96 Appointed 1896; resigned 1919; St. Bees Appointed 1920; resigned 1922 Cantab Trinity
1686 by 1715;
1740; Oxon Brasenose 1777; [latterly in absentia] 1809 [probably in absentia] 1858 1868; Cantab Magdalen
C21 contd. THOMAS HENRY TAYLOR B.A. FRANCIS J. DEEPING WEBSTER M.A. HAROLD EDWARD ALSTON HORN M.A. HAROLD FRANK GODWIN P-i-C
LAWRENCE PICKLES B.A. ERNEST ELWORTHY M.C. JOHN SPEERS M.A. P-i-C HOWARD MARKER P-i-C WILLIAM ROY JESSUP BSc
Appointed 1923; resigned 1930; Durham Hatfield Appointed 1930; left 1933-34 Oxon Exeter Appointed 1934; resigned 1959
Oxon Keble Appointed 1959; left 1960 Clifton Theological College Appointed 1962; died 1965; Leeds Appointed 1967; resigned 1976 Appointed 1977; left 1982; Dublin Trinity Appointed 1982; left 1983 Appointed 1985; London
Note 1. The years before 1752 have been converted to modern usage.
Note 2. The Revds. Godwin, Speers and Marker were not appointed Rectors, but had the status of Priest-in-Charge. All before Godwin were Rectors of Stambourne, while Pickles, Elworthy and Jessup were appointed Rectors of Toppesfield with Stambourne [the union of the parishes took place in 1959].
Note 3. Curates known to have officiated in Stambourne:
Name S. JONES Mr ROBERTS THOMAS ORCHARD JOHN SWAINE RICHARD GREGORY HARRY PAXTON JOHN WALKER JOHN WHITEHURST JOHN WILSON
Period 1691 1716 1756-1777 1778-1785 1785-1787 1787-1796 1797-1799 1801-1808 1856-1858
Rector MARK le PLA MARK le PLA VENN EYRE WILLIAM LLOYD WILLIAM LLOYD WILLIAM LLOYD WILLIAM LLOYD WILLIAM LLOYD JAMES HOPKINS
THOMAS PAYNELL was a minister in Stambourne for nine years before he became Rector, presumably as Curate to JOHN LUDDINGTON.