The Memorial Inscriptions of Newton St Petrock

The memorial inscriptions for the parish of Newton St Petrock are listed here in chronological order by date of death beginning in 1689 and continuing through 2003. Any notes and comments which explain or expand the transcription are placed in square brackets. []  Illegible words are indicated by a series of periods […].

There are two burial sites in the parish of Newton St Petrock.  Both the Baptist Chapel and the Parish Churchyard burials have been included here as well as those burials within the parish church.

I will be adding a photograph of each and every headstone.

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Here lyeth ye body (above ground in an alter tomb on the south side) of PRUDENCE the wife of RICHARD POTTER Rector of this Parish who was buried ye XXth day of January, 1689.  Aetatis Suae (aged) 77.  Unto the Blind an Eye , Unto the Deaf an Ear , A Foot unto the Lame, A Publick Good sleeps here.

Here lyeth ye body of THOMAS BLAKE of ye Parish of Bulkworthy who departed this life ye 18th day of July 1721

Here lyeth the body of JOHN the son of HUGH and DOROTHY BRUNT of this Parish who departed this life ye 22nd day of December Anno Domini 1740.  Aetatis Suae (Aged) 17.

Here lyeth the body of DOROTHY the wife of ANTHONY JEFFERY of the Parish of Shebbeare. [And their two daughters]  She dyed in childbed and was buried the 28th day of May 1755 aged 28 years.

This inscription was placed here in memory of MARY the late wife of ANTHONY JEFFERY , and daughter of MR WILLIAM CREALOCK  of the Parish of Littleham, who died in childbirth, of two sons, and was buried the 31st day of October 1758 aged 42 years.

Near adjoining lie the remains of the undernamed persons: ANN, KATHERINE, EMANUEL JR and JANE WESTERN  (children of EMANUEL and  SARAH HEARDING) and granddaughter JANE.  [These burials had taken place over a period of time: Ann in 1766; Katherine in 1776]

Here lies the body of EDMOND SMALE of Milton Damerel who departed this life February 20th 1769 aged 68.

Here lies the body of  JACOB HARRIS of this Parish.  He departed this life the 30th day of May in the year of our Lord 1773 in the 66th year of his age.

Here layeth the body of ELIZABETH ye wife of WILLIAM WALTER of this Parish. She departed this life ye 11th day of March in ye year of our Lord 1780 and in ye 25th year of her age.  Also in this grave layeth the body of AGNES daughter of the above named.  She died one week after the day and date above.

Here lyeth the body of DOROTHY  the wife of  WILLIAM WESTERN  of this Parish. She departed this life the 24th day of March in the year of our Lord 1788 in the 38th year of her age.  Farewell husband and children dear .  I leave you all unto God’s care and life together in mutual love that we may meet in heaven above.  When this you see pray think on me, what death to me hath done and take great care for to prepare for death will shortly come.  Twas in the blooming of my days death unto me was sent  and you that have got a longer time be shore for to repent.

In memory of THOMAS  the son of  HENRY and MARY HEAL  of Buckland Brewer. He departed this life the 24th day of June in the year of our Lord 1790 aged 4 years.

Here lyeth in hope of a joyful resurrection the body of HANNAH HARRIS who departed this life the 1st  day of December 1795 in the …(remainder not legible).  With patience to the last she did submit and murmur’d not at what the Lord thought.  She with Christian courage did resign her soul to God at His appointed time. Weep not for me my children dear.  I am not dead but sleeping here.

In memory of HENRY HEAL son of  HENRY and DOROTHY HEAL of Bulkworthy who departed this life the 20th day of October in the year of our Lord 1796 in the 34th year of his age.  Though death has now damped all the joys of life,  And torn the husband from the weeping wife,  Yet the lame foe that now divides with pain at God’s appointed time shall once again  renew the  broken union in the tomb and here conjoin us till the general doom.

Here ly the remains  of WILLIAM  the son of JOHN and GRACE MOORE of this Parish.  He departed this life the 8th day of February in the year of our Lord 1796 and in the 16th year of his age.

Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM CLEMETT of this parish who departed this life the 25th of January in the year of our Lord 1808 aged 72 years. (There are some additional lines inscribed on this memorial but little is readable.  What can be deciphered are the following words:  My days…….been… And God……seen….Christ….hope…eternally.

FRANCES CLEMETT  of this Parish who departed this life the 28th day of March in the year of our Lord 1812  in the 78th year of her age.

Erected to perpetuate the memory of WILLIAM WESTERN  of this Parish who died the 6th day of April 1817 aged 11.

Sacred to the memory of MARY the late wife of Jn BRAUND  of Milton Damerel, the first daughter of WILLIAM WESTERN  of this Parish by DOROTHY his wife.  She fell a victim to death the 23rd day of October  A.D. 1817.  Aetatis suae 43.  My husband near and children dear, I hope for me won’t grieve. In travail pain I did complain Till God did me relieve. God took me off all in my prime. I’ve left six babies to mourn for me behind. Good people all I hope you’ll pity take And be a mother to them for my sake. [There are two more lines which will require some excavation to reveal.]

Here lyeth the mortal remains of DOROTHY the wife of GEORGE FISHLEIGH of Grawley in the Parish of Milton Damerel. She fell a victim to death the 7th of February 1818.  Aetatis suae 84.   Farewell my friends and children dear.  All must submit you see.  When God doth please your life to seize, come here and sleep by me…(Much of the remainder is difficult to decipher.)

To the memory of HUGH BRENT  of Slew in this Parish who died the 26th day of February 1821 aged 85 years.  Also of  EBBETT  his wife who died the 21st day of January 1820 aged 83 years.  [From a plaque within the Church on the north wall.]

Sacred to the memory of BETTY HARRIS wife of  JACOB HARRIS  of the Parish of Northlew who expired on the 27th of January 1824 in the 43rd year of her age.  A virtuous wife in prime of life, by death is snatched away.  Her soul is bless’d and gone to rest, her flesh has gone to clay. She”s left behind a husband kind, a daughter and three sons.  May they prepare to meet her where true love may ne’er be done.

Sacred to the memory of  WILLIAM NEWCOMBE  yeoman late of Bulkworthy who departed this life the 13th of April A.D.1824 in the 70th year of his age.  READER:  Durst thou enquire just how my life has bin;  Look to thy life had thou been free from sin;  If thou had not to censure me forbear;  Condemn me not if thy sin greater are;  to Christ like me for pardon thou must go, or else forever bear an end of woe.  Prepare to meet thy God and follow me, as I am now so shortly thou shall be.

Laid up in a sacred repository the much loved remains of JOHN FISHLEIGH (second son of JOHN FISHLEIGH of this Parish by ELIZABETH his wife) who was born  April 13 1798  and fell a victim to death the 28th of June in the year of our Lord 1826. He singed God”s praise most all his days or played music sweet.  His life is blessed, his time is past, he”s trampled under feet.  At last he moaned both sigh and groan’d, he had a sad complaint, I hope he”s blessed and gone to rest; he did sincere repent.  His friends did grieve and did believe that he was much oppress’d. When God doth call to judge us all, I hope with Saints to rest.   Sanders John  Sculp.

Here lies interred the mortal remains of JOHN FISHLEIGH of this Parish (Sr.) who expired on the 21st of January 1827, aged 61.  A man of praise in wisdoms ways; Also a man of might;  He judged things all both great and small; His judgement was aright.  Opress’ t  with pain no relief could gain; the four years of his last;  He said at last my time is passed; and yours is coming all so fast.

Sacred to the memory of DOROTHY  the first daughter of  GEORGE and DOROTHY FISHLEIGH  of Milton Damerel; the late wife of ROGER DREW  of Buckland Filleigh.  She expired on the 26th of December in the year of our Lord 1828.  Aetatis suae 72.

Here lie the mortal remains of  WILLIAM BEARE  of the Parish who departed this life on the 25th of April 1829 in the eighty-second year of his age.  With patience in the Lord he did submit…..resign…..his appointed time. [This is all that remains of this inscription.]

Here lie the mortal remains of  ELIZABETH  daughter of  JOHN and MARY BRAUND wife of WILLIAM HUTCHINGS of Waldon in the Parish of Milton. She died the 11th of November A.D. 1832 aged 25. Weep not for me lament no more; With you my time was shortly here; Husband farewell sweet babe the……; I’m gone to dust from whence I came.  In humble resignation to her God;  She patiently endured the chastening rod;  Til God thought fit her suffering to remove; and took her hence to joy and endless love.

Sacred to the memory of  GEORGE FISHLEIGH  son of  JOHN and ELIZABETH FISHLEIGH  who fell a victim to death on the 13th of March  A.D. 1833   He was at length in health and strength;  At last did soon decay.  Just as his bloom was out of …soon;  Become like lumps of clay.  His friends he …a verse engraved ;  The words which he did name.   You readers all both great and small;  I hope it is no blame, the Lord look down on all around; Forgive all sins of mine; Come friends draw nigh I now must die.  [There is one further line which is so well interred I did not dig down to it.]

Sacred to the memory of  ALBERT  son of  JOHN and JOANNA BALL of this parish who departed this life on the 15th of January A.D. 1834  aged 15 months.


To the memory of  WILLIAM  son of  JOHN and ELIZABETH SKINNER of this Parish who died September 30th 1836 aged 28 years.  Farewell my wife and children dear; And friends I leave behind; Unto the God of Israel’s care; That’s merciful and kind.

Sacred to the memory of  ELIZABETH PERKIN  who departed this life on the 25th day of February 1837. Aetatis suae 77. Weep not my friends and daughter dear; Look on your tender mother here.  Death does not always warning give; Therefore be careful how you live.  Live in God’s holy fear and love;  And we in heaven shall meet above.

Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM BLIGHT  late of Venn  in this Parish who departed this life February 7th 1837 aged 68.  My faith and love were often tried;  when fears and sickness reigned; But He who know my frame supplied; His grace and me sustained.

Sacred to the memory of  ELIZABETH SUMPTER  who for more than thirty years was a faithful servant to the Rev. Edmund Herring formerly Rector of this Parish.  She departed this life on the 8th day of February 1838 in the 83rd year of her age. Servant obey in all things your masters according to the flesh not with ye service as men pleases but in singleness of heart fearing God.  Col 3:22.  I am the Resurrection and the Life: he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live: and whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  John 11:25-6. [This memorial has fallen into the trench on the east wall of the church]

Here lie the mortal remains of  WILLIAM HUTCHINGS  yeoman late of Waldon Farm in the Parish of Milton Damerel who after a long and lingering illness born with Christian fortitude gave up his spirit into the hands of his creator on the 7th day of November in the year of our Lord 1838 aged 35 years.  In pain and sickness long I laid; My flesh consumed my lungs decayed; I like a flower once did bloom; But now lie moldering in the tomb; Weep not my friend and child so dear; to grieve it is a crime;  For young and old must all appear; At God”s appointed time.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN KING  of this Parish who fell a victim to death on the 19th of November in the year of our Lord 1839.  Aetatis suae 80.

Here lie the mortal remains of  ROBERT BALSDON of Buckland Brewer who fell a victim to death on the 10th of December 1841. Aetatis suae 63.

Here lie the mortal remains of JOHN BALSDON son of JOHN and MARY BALSDON of Langtree who expired on the 7th day of February 1842 aged 11 years.

To the memory of  ANN  wife of  JOHN LEWIS  of West Putford who died March 13th A.D. 1843 aged 60 years.  {See also John Lewis 1860]

To the memory of ANN the daughter of  JOHN and GRACE KING  of this Parish who departed this life the 11th day of May A.D. 1843 aged 46 years.   Weep not my friends: my sould hath taken flight; From earth to regions of unclouded light;  And oh how blessed the change from sorrow free; To dwell with God throughout eternity.

Erected to the memory of  GEORGE BALL  son of  JOHN and JOANNA BALL  of this Parish who fell a victim to death on the 2nd day of September  A.D. 1844  aged 30.

Also to the memory of  JANE  wife of  JOHN OSBORN  of this Parish and daughter of  ELIZABETH PERKIN who expired on the 3rd day of November  in the year of our Lord 1846 in the 65th year of her age.  [This is a continuation of the memorial for Elizabeth Perkin of 1837.]

In memory of  ELIZABETH FISHLEIGH  wife of  JOHN FISHLEIGH  of this Parish who departed this life the 30th day of May A.D. 1848 aged 71 years.  In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart;  Thy comforts have refreshed my soul.

Also in memory of  ANN  his wife who departed this life the 28th day of February 1851 aged 77 years.  [This is the continuation of the memorial for WILLIAM SANDERS of 1852 seen below.]

Sacred to the memory of  GRACE  the beloved wife of  JOHN KING  of Lane in this Parish who died on the 4th day of January 1852 aged 88 years.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Sacred to the memory of  WILLIAM SANDERS  yeoman of this Parish who departed this life the 25th day of February 1852 aged 88 years.

Also in memory of  Sarah  his wife and second daughter of  HENRY PERKIN  of the Parish of Langtree, Gentleman, who died on the 29th day of January 1853 aged 75 years.  For as in Adam all die even so in Christ  shall all be made alive.

Sacred to the memory of  ANN WESTERN  wife of  JOHN WESTERN  yeoman, of this Parish, who departed this life the 17th of December 1853  aged 72 years.   In hope of a joyful resurrection to life eternal; Through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ;  This stone is erected by her sorrowful and affectionate husband to perpetuate her memory.  Blessed ar the dead which die in the Lord from here forth: yea, saith the Spirit that theymay rest from their labours and their works do follow them. Rev.14:15.  The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit  which is in the sight of God of great price. IPeter 3:4.

Also in memory of  JOHN  their son who departed this life the 9th day of September 1853 aged 58 years. [This is a continuation of the memorial for William Sanders of 1852 seen above.]

Erected to the memory of  Mary  wife of  WILLIAM AYRE  of this Parish who departed this life the 21st day of January A.D. 1855 aged 80.  So man lieth down and riseth not  till the heavens be no more; They shall not awake nor be raised  out of their sleep. Job 14:12.

Sacred to the memory of  SUSANNA BEARE  the beloved wife of  RICHARD BEARE  of East Hole in this Parish, yeoman, who died on the 8th day of February 1855 aged 61 years.  She was a kind and virtuous wife; The pattern of true love;  I hope  she’s gone to heaven at last;  To dwell with Christ above.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN BRAUND  of MIlton Damerel, yeoman, who departed this life on the 25th day of November 1855 aged 78 years.  Although severe affliction was his lot; Submissive to his God he murmur’d not;  But meekly suffering he resigned his breath; and sweetly sunk into the arms of death.  Father!  At thy remembrance dear;  Shall not affection shed the falling tear?; Thou’rt gone forever from the earth thou’rt fled;  And now art numbered with the silent dead.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN MOORE  of this Parish who died (suddenly) August 29th 1855 aged 56 years.  I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me;  Write blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Rev.14:13.

Sacred to the memory of  HANNAH BALSDON  wife of  ROBERT BALSDON  who departed this life 22nd April 1856 aged 79 years. [See also Robert Balsdon in 1841.]

Erected to the memory of  JAMES WALTER  of this Parish who departed this life the 18th day of May A.D. 1856 aged 40 years.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord;  From  henceforth yea sayeth the Spirit;  THat they may rest from their labours;  And their works do follow them. Rev 14:23.

Sacred to the memory of  WILLIAM WESTERN  of this Parish yeoman who died on the 25th day od February A.D. 1858 aetat 82.  Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like His. Num 33:10.

In memory of  GEORGE  son of  JAMES and GRACE WALTER  of this Parish who died December 19th 1858 aged 5 years.  The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN BLAKE  of Woodford Bridge in the Parish of Milton Damerel who depated this life on the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord 1858 aged 74 years.  Jesus said I am the Resurrection and the Life; He that believeth in me though he were dead;  Yet shall he live and whosoever liveth and;  Believeth in me shall never die.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN LEWIS  (yeoman) late of the Parish of West Putford  who died at Venn in this Parish on the 29th day of October in the year of our Lord 1860 aged 76 years.

Sacred to the memory of  FRANCIS AYRES  of the Parish of Bulkworthy who died  on the 26th day of March 1860 aged 79 years.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Sacred to the memory of  RICHARD BEARE  of this Parish who died on the 8th of November in the year of our Lord 1861 aged 76 years.

Sacred to the memory of  SAMUEL  son of  JOHN and JUDITH FISHLEIGH  of Ford, in this Parish, who died the 30th day of May 1861 aged 11 years.  A lovely flower soon snatch’d away;  To bloom in realms devine;  Thousands will wish at judgement day; Their lives were short as thine.

Sacred to the memory of  SAMUEL FISHLEIGH  who was born Feb 6th 1797 and died Aug 31st 1861.    And though after my skin worms destroy the body , yet in my flesh shall I see God.  John 19:26.

Sacred to the memory of  WILLIAM JOHN  son of JOHN and CHARLOTTE SLADE  of this Parish who died on the 22nd day of December 1861 aged 5 years.   A lovely babe lies sleeping here; who to his parents was most dear;  God took him home as He saw best;  To dwell with Him in peace and rest.

Sacred to the memory of  ROBERT  son of  JOHN and JUDITH FISHLEIGH  of Ford in this Parish who died on the 15th day of October 1863 aged 29 years.  Weep not my wife and children dear;  To grieve it is a crime;  For young and old must all appear;  At God’s appointed time.

Sacred to the memory of  THOMAS WESTERN BRAUND  of Milton Mill; he died on the 15th day of November 1863 aged 51 years.   My days are gone like a shadow;  And I am withered like grass.  He brought down my strength in my journey; and shortened my days.

Sacred to the memory of  DOROTHY  daughter of  JOHN and JUDITH FISHLEIGH  of Ford in this Parish who died on the 27th day of December 1863 aged 20.  She is gone to the land where the care-worn and weary; Enjoy the sweet rapture of endless repose;  She has quitted forever this wilderness dreary; And bidden farewell to time and its woes.

Sacred to the memory of  MARY  the beloved wife of  RICHARD QUANCE  of Coombe in this Parish, yeoman, who died on the 25th of March 1865 aged 75 years.  I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me;  Write blessed are the dead which die from henceforth;  Yea saith the spirit that may rest  from their labours;  and the works do follow them.

Sacred to the memory of  ELIZABETH  the beloved wife of  RICHARD COBBLEDICK  late of this Parish, yeoman, who died on the 8th day of April 1865 aged 62 years.   She is gone to the land where the care-worn and weary;  Enjoy the sweet rapture of endless repose; She has quitted forever this wilderness dreary;  And bidden farewell to time and its woes.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN WESTERN  of Sudden Farm in this Parish, yeomen, who departed this life the 22nd of July 1865 aged 68 years.  The Lord knoweth the days of the Godly and their inheritance shall endure forever.

Sacred to the memory of  ELIZABETH SARAH LEMPRIERE  wife of F.D. LEMPRIERE , M.A., Rector of this Parish who departed this life November 17th 1865 in the 67th year of her age.  Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept. ICor 15:20.

In memory of  THOMAS  son of  JOHN and HARRIET BRANTON of Buckland Brewer who died December 23rd 1865 aged 2 months.  He sleepeth.

Sacred to the memory of  GRACE  the beloved wife of  WILLIAM DAVEY  of this Parish who died on the 11th day of February 1866 aged 64 years.  Before I was afflicted I went astray but now I have kept Thy word;  Ps.119:67.   This is my rest forever; here will I dwell for I have desired it. Ps. 132:14.

Erected to the memory  WILLIAM AYRES  of this Parish who died the 20th day of November A.D.1866 aged 88 years.

To the memory of  ANN  the beloved wife of  HUGH KING  yeoman of this Parish who departed this life on the 9th day of December 1869 aged 66 years.   Her end was peace.

To the memory of  JAMES BRANTON  of this Parish who departed this life on the second day of April in the year of our Lord 1870 aged 27 years.   Leave thy fatherless chuldren; I will preserve them.  And let thy widow trust in me.

Sacred to the memory of  MARY WILLIAMS  who died at Slew in this Parish on the 11th day of April in the year of our Lord 1870 aged 43 years.   We believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

To the memory of  HUGH KING  yeoman of this Parish who departed this life on the 24th day of June 1870 aged 77 years.  Looking unto Jesus.

In loving memory of WILLIAM beloved son of WILLIAM and LUCILLIA BLIGHT of Down Farm in this Parish who died on the 29th day of September 1870 in the 10th year og his Age. I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord.

Also to the memory of  ELIZABETH MOORE  his wife who departed this life May 25th 1871 aged 63 years.  [This is a continuation of the memorial for  JOHN MOORE  of 1855.]

Erected to the memory of  MARY JANE wife of JOHN LUXTON who died June 4th 1871 aged 39 years.

To the memory of  WILLIAM COWMAN  of this Parish who departed this life of the 9th day of June 1871 aged 60 years.  Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

In affectionate remembrance of  WILLIAM BLAKE  who died at Woodford Bridge October 15th 1871 aged 86 years.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

It is the Lord. Let Him do what seemeth Him good.  Sacred to the memory of  JOHN FISHLEIGH  of Ford in this Parish who departed this life on the 19th day of November in the year of our Lord 1871 aged 63 years.  The path of the just is as a shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Sacred to the memory of  The Revd WALTER NICHOL M.A.  of this Parish who departed this life April 25, 1872 aged 67 years.  Jesis said I am the resurrection and the life.

Sacred to the memory of  ANN DYMOND  of this Parish who died the 21st day of October A.D. 1872  aged 79 years.  Lord Jesus receive my spirit.

To the memory of  ALMA  wife of  HENRY DAVY  and daughter of  GEORGE and ELIZABETH ELLIS  of Lane in this Parish who died 12 December 1872.   Why mourn my soul thy partner fled; o’er the dark river of the dead; To Canaan’s happy shore?  Better anticipate the day ; When God shall summon thee away; To meet and part no more.

Sacred to the memory of  RICHARD QUANCE  of  Sutton in this Parish who departed this life on the second day of July in the year of our Lord 1873 aged 56 years.  Farewell my wife and children dear;  I leave you all unto God’s care; To live together in peace and love; In hopes to meet in heaven above.

In memory of  NORAH  daughter of  BARTHOLOMEW and FANNY FOWLER  of Slew of this Parish who died on the 18th day of March 1875 aged 11 months.   A lovely babe lies sleeping here; Who to her parents was most dear; God took her home as He thought best; To dwell with Him in peace and rest.


Sacred to the memory of  GEORGE LEACH  who for more than fifty years was sexton of this Parish died June 20th 1875 aged 89 years.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

In memory of  GEORGE M HEARN  son of  WILLIAM and KETURAH HERN who died October 16 1875 aged 4 years.  The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.

In Affectionate Remembrance of Arthur Son of John & Mary Manning of Venn in this Parish March 1, 1877 Aged 11 months.  Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Also in memory of  JUDITH  wife of the above who died on the 6th day of February 1878 aged 69 years.  The path of the just is as a shining light ; That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.  [ This is a continuation of the memorial for  JOHN FISHLEIGH  of Ford  of 1871.]

*In loving memory of  ELIZA ELLIS  of Lane Barton in this Parish who died April 25th 1878 aged 76 years.

Also in loving memory of  CATHERINE , wife of  WALTER POWELL JONES  Rector of this Parish, who died May 26th 1878 aged 46 years.  Simply to thy cross I cling.

Sacred to the memory of  JOHN BRAUND  who was schoolmaster for over 40 years at Black Torrington: died July 3, 1878 aged 75 years.  Man dieth and wasteth away: yea man giveth up the ghost and where is he?

In loving memory of  WILLIAM  the beloved son of  THOMAS and GRACE CURTIS who died March 7, 1879 aged 7 years.  Sleep on dear child and take thy rest; safe within the Saviour’s breast.

In loving memory of  ELIZA  wife of  GEORGE BRANTON  who died November 1, 1879 aged 30 years.  Her end was peace.

In affectionate remembrance of  ANNE  daughter of  JOHN and ELIZABETH MOORE  of this Parish who died May 29, 1880 aged 39 years.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

In loving memory of  WILLIAM  the beloved son of  WILLIAM and LUCILLA BLIGHT  of Down Farm in this Parish  who died on the 29th day of September 1880 in the 10th year of his age.  I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Also of  ELIZABETH  the wife of the above died November 13th 1880 aged 78 years.  [ This is a continuation of the memorial for  WILLIAM SKINNER  of 1836.]

Affectionate remembrance of WILLIAM  son of  JOHN and LAURA AYRES  of Woodford Bridge in the Parish of Milton Damerel who died on the 26th day of June 1882 aged 4 months.  Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

[The year 1882 on this memorial is incorrect.  The death occurred a year earlier.]

Sacred to the memory of  MARY JANE  the beloved wife of  JOHN MILL  of Lane Barton in this Parish who departed this life on the 2nd day of November 1882 aged 47 years.  Justified through faith alone; Here she knew her sin forgiven; Here she laid her burden down; Hallowed and made meet for Heaven.

In affectionate remembrance of  WILLIAM AYRES  of Woodford Brifge in the Parish of Milton Damerel who died May 27th 1884 aged 80 years.

In loving memory of  ORANGE INGERSENT  daughter of  GEORGE and ELIZA BRANTON  who died June 4, 1884  aged 14 years.  And she cometh forth like a flower and is cut down.

*In loving memory of  ANNA MARIA  wife of  WILLIAM ELLIS  of Stibb Farm Langrtree who fell asleep in Jesus January 27, 1885 aged 48 years.  He giveth his beloved sleep; She was longing for home and its sweet calm rest;  Longing to lay on Jesus’ breast;  Longing the sweet music of heaven to hear;  To know not a sorrow to know not a fear.

Affectionate Memory of William Manning who died at Venn in this Parish 5th April A.D. 1885 Aged 75 years.  For as in Adam all die; even so in Christ  shall all be made alive.

Sacred to the memory of  GEORGE FISHLEIGH  of this Parish who departed this life of the 3rd day of July 1885 aged 62 years.  Absent but not forgotten.

In loving memory of  CHARLOTTE  the beloved wife of  JOHN SLADE  of this Parish who died on the 18th of May 1887 aged 67 years.  Before I was afflicted I went astray but now I have kept Thy word.

In loving memory of  STEPHEN HALL  of East Hole in this Parish who died 8th November 1887 aged 73 years.  Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.

In loving memory of  MARY  widow of the late  GEORGE FISHLEIGH  who died  June 2 1893 aged 57 years.   Forever with the Lord.  This stone is erected by her daughters Dorothy and Kate.

In loving memory of  JOHN SLADE  of Down Moor in this Parish who died on the 27th of August 1894 aged 75 years.   When I was in trouble I called uopn the Lord and He heard me.

In loving memory of  WALTER POWELL JONES  22 years rector of this Parish who died January 6th 1895 aged 66 years.  Thy will be done.

In loving memory of  GRACE  widow of the late  JAMES WALTER  of this Parish who died January 9 1895 aged 80 years. We cannot tell who next may fall;  Beneath thy chastening rod;  One must be first but let us all;  Prepare to meet our God.

Also of  MARY ANN  wife of the above who died 20th of August 1896 aged 75 years.  Peace perfect peace; In the dark veil of sin; The voice of Jesus whispers; Peace within.  [This is a continuation of the memorial of  JOHN BROCK  of 1899.]

*In loving memory of  GEORGE ELLIS  of Westcott Abbotsham who fell asleep in Jesus February 7th 1897 aged 62 years.  Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

In memory of  SUSANNAH  wife  of  WILLIAM MOORE  who died May 22nd  1898  aged 72 years

In loving memory of  HARRIET widow of the late  WILLIAM AYRES  of Woodford Bridge  who died 24th December 1898 aged 86 years.  Weep not the land to which I go; Is beautiful and bright; There shall no tears of sorrow flow;  and there shall be no right.

In loving memory of WILLIAM BLIGHT of Down, in this Parish, who died 8th September 1899 Aged 69 years. He is gone but not forgotten. Never shall his memory fade. Sweetest thoughts shall always linger around the spot where he is laid.

In loving memory of  JOHN  son of  JOHN and LAURA AYRES of Woodford Bridge who died 13th December 1899  aged 16 years.  On the tree of life eternal;  O let all your hopes be laid;  That alone forever vernal; Bears sweet flowers that will not fade.

In loving memory of  JOHN BROCK  who died 24th December 1899  aged 82 years.

In loving remembrance of  WILLIAM MOORE  of this Parish  who died April 28th 1900  aged 66 years.

In loving memory of  JOHN AYRES  who died at Newton St Petrock October 3rd 1902 aged 75 years   There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

In loving memory of  LAURA  the loving wife of  JOHN AYRES  of Woodford Bridge who died 28th of July 1903  aged 42 years.   Yes she is gone and we are going all;  Like flowers we wither and like leaves we fall.

In remembrance of  JOHN JEFFERY  of this Parish who died March 29th 1905 aged 64 years.  The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.

In loving memory of  FANNY  the beloved wife of  ARSCOTT HEARN  of this Parish who fell asleep July 1st 1905 aged 72 years.  Go home my friends and shed no tears;  I must be here til Christ appears;  Long was my pain that was my rest; Christ took me when he thought it best.

In loving memory of  MARY JANE  the beloved daughter of  WILLIAM and KATE SANDERS  who died Sept 5th 1905 aged 25 years.  We loved her oh, no tongue can tell;  How much we loved her and how well;  Christ loved her too and thought it best;  To take her home to Him to rest.

In loving memory of  MARY ANN  the beloved wife of  GEORGE SLADE   of West Hole in this Parish who died Feb 20th 1906 aged 68 years.  Weep not my husband and children dear;  Look on your tender mother here;  Death does not always a warning give;  Therefore be careful how you live.

In loving memory of  GRACE  the beloved wife of  WILLIAM HENRY BLIGHT  of this Parish who died April 21st 1906 aged 42 years.  We cannot Lord Thy purpose see;  But all is well that’s done by Thee.  A light is from our household gone;  A voice we love is still; A place is vacant in our home;  Which never can be filled.

In loving memory of JOHN JOLLOW of this Parish who died 27th March 1907 Aged 79 years. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I Tim I Ch 15 V.

In loving memory of  MARY ANN  the beloved wife of  JOHN MANNING  of this Parish who died Oct 26th 1909 aged 66 years.  It is the Lord:  Let Him do what seemeth Him good.

In loving memory of  ARSCOTT  HEARN  who fell asleep Jan 3rd 1910  aged 79 years.   Looking into Jesus  Heb xiii:2   My children dear look forward through the gloom;  To meeting soon upon that happy shore;  Where every weary heart shall find a home;  Where death comes not and partings are no more.

In loving memory of  ELIZABETH QUANCE  widow of  RICHARD QUANCE  of Sutton  in this Parish who fell asleep May 2nd 1910  aged 91 years.   Peace perfect peace, death shadowing us and ours;  Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers.

In lovong memory of  FRANCES ELLEN  the beloved wife of  JOHN QUANCE  of Sutton in this Parish who departed this life  Sept 3rd 1911 aged 41 years.   With Christ, which is far better;  My Father, Still I’ll strive;  To Thy will be done.

In loving remembrance of LUGILLIA the beloved wife of WILLIAM BLIGHT of this Parish who died October 8th 1911 aged 68 years. She suffered much, she murmured not, We watched her day by day; With aching hearts grow less until she passed away.

In loving memory of  KATEY HOOPER  daughter of the late  JOHN and JUDITH FISHLEIGH  of this Parish who died Feb 14th 1912 aged 76 years.   Thy will be done.

In loving memory of  JAMES BEWES  who fell asleep May 5th 1912 aged 70.   He is come from pain and sorrow;    He is come from toil and care;  He is gone to be with Jesus;  And we hope to meet him there.

Also of the above  JOHN MANNING  of this Parish who died Oct 26th 1912 aged 70 years.  Thy will be done.    (This is a continuation of the memorial for  MARY ANN  of 1909.)

In loving memory of MARY JOLLOW wife of JOHN JOLLOW who died November 19th 1912, Aged 84 years. Father in thy gracious keeping leave we now thy servant sleeping.

In loving memory of  MARY DUNN  the beloved wife of  JESSE DUNN  who fell asleep in Jesus Jan 27th 1914 aged 70 years.   Her children arise up and call her blessed.

In loving memory of  JESSE DUNN  of Barn Park Shebbear who entered rest Dec 8th 1914 aged 75 years.  Saviour in Thy gracious keeping;  Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

In loving memory of  GRACE BEWES  of this Parish who fell asleep January 18th 1915 aged 75 years.  No sickness, no sorrow, no pain as before;  With joy I now sing on that beautiful shore.

IHS  In loving memory of  ELIZABETH HATSWELL  of Alphington who died 24th of June 1915 aged 71 years.  Simply to Thy cross I cling.

In loving memory of  LYDIA SUSAN  the beloved wife of  HERBY SANDERS  of  Cannapark in this Parish who died 13th November 1915 aged 51 years.  Day after day I saw her fade;  And slowly sink away;  But often in my heart I prayed;  That she might longer stay.

In loving memory of  GEORGE SLADE  of West Hole in this Parish who died January 16th 1916 aged 81 years.  Until the day break and shadows fall away.

In loving memory of  ESTHER BETSY WHEELER  who died 5th March aged 11 months.  Safe in the arms of Jesus.

In loving memory of  EDITH LILLIE  the beloved wife of  JOHN SQUIRE  of Bridge Farm Newton St Petrock  who fell asleep on Sunday Dec 24th 1916  aged 39 years.

In loving memory of  ANNIE MAUD  the beloved wife of  WILLIAM SLADE  of Coombe, Newton St Petrock, who fell asleep April 14th 1917 aged 54 years.  Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Also in loving memory of  SIDNEY BLIGHT  son of the above killed in action in France August 16th 1917 aged 26 years. (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GRACE BLIGHT  of 1906.)

Also of the above  JOHN SQUIRE  who fell asleep Nov 16th 1917 aged 36   I am the Resurection and the Life.   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  EDITH LILLIE SQUIRE  of 1916.)

In loving memory of  LOUISA  the beloved wife of  JAMES LEVERTON  who died April 30th 1918 aged 67 years.   Home at last thy labour done;  Safe and blest, the victory won;  Jordan past, from pain set free;  Angels now have welcomed thee.  Until the day break and shadows flee away

In loving memory of  ARCHIBALD JOHN PALMER  of this Parish who died December 7th 1918 aged 32 years   We cannot Lord Thy purpose see;  But all is well that’s done by Thee.

In loving memory of  HERBY SANDERS  of Cannapark  in this Parish who departed this life 13th November 1919 aged 49 years  Peace perfect peace;  Death shadowing us and ours;  Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers.

In loving memory of  SYBIL DOROTHY ‘Tessa’ eldest daughter of the  REV FRANCIS W HOBBS,  rector of this Parish, and SYBIL ELEANOR his wife, who died 18th November 1920 aged 23 years.   Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

In ever loving memory of JOHN SQUIRE  the beloved husband of ELIZABETH SQUIRE of Glendale Milton Damerel who passed away October 20th 1921 aged 80 years. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.

Also of  ELIZABETH  wife of the above who died August 3rd 1922 aged 83   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GEORGE ELLIS  of 1897.)

In ever loving memory of ELIZABETH the beloved wife of JOHN SQUIRE of Glendale Milton Damerel who passed away July 8th 1924 aged 80 years. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

In loving memory of  RICHARD FISHLEIGH  the beloved husband of  C FISHLEIGH  of Newton St Petrock who passed away Sept 24th 1924 aged 70   Peace perfect peace

In loving memory of  GEORGE ELLIOTT  who passed away December 5th 1924 aged 71 years

In loving memory of  MARY JANE  the beloved wife of  JOB WHITE  who died August 12th 1925 at Down Moor  in this Parish aged 66 years  Thy will be done

In loving memory of  WILLIAM ELLIS  of East Stibb Farm Langtree who died August 28th 1925 aged 87 years   Thou shalt come to thy grave in full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season

In loving memory of   ROSA FLORENCE ELIZABETH  the beloved child of  FRED AND FLORENCE HEARN  of Doveys Newton St Petrock who died October 19th 1926  aged 18 months    God gave this treasure for a while;  To fill us with His love;  And then He took His darling child; To dwell with Him above

Also of  WILLIAM HENRY BLIGHT  husband of the above who died June 12th 1927 aged 63    (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GRACE  of 1906)

Also of  JOB  husband of the above who died May 17th 1928 at Venn cottage in this Parish aged 72 years    Peace perfect peace   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  MARY JANE WHITE  of 1925)

In loving memory of  ALFRED JOHN  the dearly loved husband of  BEATRICE SLADE  of Ford Newton St Petrock who passes away March 3rd 1929 aged 29 years   Until the day break and the shadow flee away

In loving memory of  GEORGE FOWLER  of Slew in this Parish who departed this life October 30th 1929 aged 69 years   Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away

In loving memory of  MARY SUSANNA SKINNER  of this Parish who died 12th Jan 1930 aged 68 years   Thy will be done

In loving memory of  SYBIL ELEANOR HOBBS  who died 20th Jan 1930 aged 58.  Beloved wife of  FRANCIS WALTER HOBBS  rector of this Parish 1895-1939 who died 6th Feb 1939 aged 75 and whose ashes are scattered here  A good soldier in Christ

Also of  MARY JANE  dearly beloved wife of the above who fell asleep November 27th 1930 aged 75 years    Peace perfect peace, with loved ones far away;  in Jesus keeping we are safe and they.  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GEORGE ELLIOTT  1824.)

In loving memory of  ANNIE MANNING  of this Parish who passed away January 26th 1931 aged 63 years  I heard the voice of Jesus say come unto me and rest

Also of the above named  JAMES LEVERTON  who died April 19th 1931 aged 82 years  Till we meet again  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  LOUISA LEVERTON  of 1918.)

In loving memory of  BESSIE AYRES of Down Moor Newton St Petrock only daughter of  JOHN AND LAURA AYRES  who passed away September 13th 1932 aged 53 years   With Christ which is far better

In loving memory of  ELIZA  the beloved wife of  FREDERICK JAMES BLIGHT  who passes away September 29th 1932 aged 48 years

Also of ISAAC BEWES  husband of the above who fell asleep December 12th 1933  aged 95 years  Far from a world of toil and strife;  He is present with the Lord;  The labours of a well spent life;  End in a great reward   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GRACE BEWES  of 1915.)

(On the base of small cross is written)  FRANCIS WALTER HOBBS  rector of this Parish 1895-1939 who died 6th February 1939, aged 75,  and whose ashes are scattered here

In loving memory of  HERBERT JOHN WHEELER  who died 31st March 1935 aged 37 years

Also his brother  WILFRED THOMAS WHEELER  who died 11th February 1937  aged 36 years   Thy will be done

In loving memory of  ELLEN AUGUSTA JANE  the beloved wife of  JAMES FOWLER  of Stibb Cross  who passed peacefully away  February 18th 1937 aged 61 years

Also in loving memory of  MARY JANE  wife of the above who passed away June 4th 1938  aged 67 years   Then shall Thy light break forth as the morning  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GEORGE FOWLER  of Slew of 1928.)

FRANCIS WALTER HOBBS  rector of this Parish 1895-1939 who died 6th Feb 1939 aged 75 years and whose ashes are scattered here   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  SYBIL  and  FRANCIS of 1930.)

In loving memory of  WILLIAM JOHN QUANCE  of Lane Barton who passed away May 18th 1939 aged 47 years

In loving memory of  WILLIAM FOWLER  late of Hockwill Farm Newton St Petrock who passed away April 8th 1940 aged 76 years

In loving memory of ‘Bert’  HERBERT  HENRY BLIGHT  the beloved husband of  ROSE BLIGHT  who entered into rest December 20th 1940 aged 27 years as a result of enemy action   Love’s last gift: remembrance

In loving memory of  ELIZABETH  the beloved wife of  ISAAC BEWES  of High Park Newton St Petrock who was called to rest Feb 7th 1941 aged 72 years   Rest in the Lord

In loving memory of my dear husband  ERNEST JAMES ELLIS  who died January 26th 1942 aged 42 years    In the midst of life we are in death

Also of  JAMES FOWLER  who passed peacefully away  April 23rd 1942  aged 72 years   Reunited  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ELLEN AUGUSTA FOWLER  of 1937)

In loving memory of  EMMA  the beloved wife of  WILLIAM H MARTIN  who died December 16th 1942 aged 57 years   Peace perfect peace

Also of  KATE  beloved wife of the above who died February 28 1943 aged 75 years   Rest in peace   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  RICHARD FISHLEIGH  of 1927)

Also his wife  SARAH JANE  who passed away May 22nd 1943  aged 71 years  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  WILLIAM FOWLER  of 1940.)

In loving memory of  EDWARD JAMES ELLIS  who died March 8th 1944 aged 71 years   Nothing in my hand I bring;  Simply to the cross I cling

Also of the above  WILLIAM SLADE  who died June 20th 1944 aged 85 years    Peace perfect peace    (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ANNIE MAUD  of 1917.)

In loving memory of  GEORGE E LEVERTON  called to rest August 1st 1944 aged 67 years   Love’s last gift – remembrance

Also of the above  ISAAC BEWES  who entered into rest September 22nd 1944 aged 72 years    Together in the Lord   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ELIZABETH BEWES  of 1941.)

Also of the above named  FREDERICK JAMES BLIGHT  who passed away July 15th 1945 aged 74 years  (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ELIZA BLIGHT  of 1932.)

In loving memory of  THOMAS  beloved husband of  MARY JANE WHEELER  who died 3rd April 1946 aged 79 years  Peace perfect peace

In loving memory of  JAMES SLADE  of Higher Ford who passed away  October 16 1947 aged 86 years

In loving memory of  CLARA  the beloved wife of  ALBERT ELLIS  of Cotfield who passed peacefully away  January 13th 1949 aged 81 years   Worthy of everlasting remembrance

In loving memory of  JOHN MANNING  who passed peacefully away December 15th  1949 aged 81 years   Rest in peace

Also  AUGUSTUS ALBERT  beloved husband of the above who died February 9th 1951 aged 81 years   In heavenly love abiding   (This is a continuation of the memorial for   CLARA BOND ELLIS  of 1949.)

Also his beloved wife  LILLIAN  who fell asleep May 17 1952 aged 81 years.  Until the day break   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  JAMES SLADE  of 1947.)

Also of  BESSIE  beloved wife of the above who died July 22nd 1953 aged 80 years   Together with the Lord   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  EDWARD JAMES ELLIS  of 1944.)

In loving memory of  DOROTHY NORA WHEELER  who died 29th of March 1954 aged 40 years.  At rest

Also of  RHODA  the devoted wife of the above and a treasured mother who passed peacefully away May 13th 1956 aged 79 years   May the love we shared here on earth be yours in heaven so blest   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  GEORGE E LEVERTON  of 1944.)

In loving memory of  WILLIAM PAIGE  beloved husband of  LILY MAUD LUZTON  of this Parish who died May 13th 1956 aged 64  Love’s last gift – Remembrance

In loving memory of  VESEY TOWL  who died 28th January 1957 aged 84 years

Also the above  MARY JANE WHEELER  who died 20th May 1960 aged 86 years   At rest   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  THOMAS WHEELER  of 1946.}

Also of his beloved wife  ELIZABETH ANN  who died 25th August 1961 aged 89 years  In God’s keeping   {This is a continuation of the memorial for  VESEY TOWL of 1957.)

JOHN BOWDEN HOBBS  CAPTAIN  R.N.  1895 – 1962  Beloved husband of Sophia

In loving memory of a dear husband and father  WILLIAM HENRY HANCOCK  who died 11th January 1963 aged 78 years Worthy of remembrance

In loving memory of  ETHEL LILY ELLIS  of Hillside Newton St Petrock who passed away 7th September 1964 aged 70 years  Forever in our thoughts

In loving memory of a dear wife and mother  FLORENCE WEST  of this Parish who passed peacefully  away  7th September 1964 aged 70 years   Forever in our thoughts

In loving memory  EDWARD SMART  late of Frankley Worcestershire called to rest October 12th 1965 aged 72

F. B. HOBBS  1894 – 1966

Also his beloved wife  LILY HANCOCK  who died 24th July 1967 aged 82 years   Reunited in God’s keeping   (This is a continuation of  the memorial for   WILLIAM HENRY HANCOCK  of 1963.)

Also his beloved wife  FLORENCE LUCY  who died September 27th 1967  aged 77 years   Reunited    (This is a continuation of the memorial for Archibald John Palmer of 1918.)

In loving memory of  RAYMOND LEE  son of  S. and B. LEE  died April 21, 1968 aged 6 months  Jesus called a little child

Also of his beloved wife  LILY MAUD  who died May 23rd 1968 aged 70 years  Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  WILLIAM PAIGE  of 1956)

In loving memory of  FANNY ELLEN CURTIS  who passed away November 21st 1968 aged 66 years

In loving memory of a devoted husband and father  AUGUSTUS LEONARD  of West Hole who died February 9th 1970 aged 67 years   At rest

Also her beloved husband  WILLIAM HENRY MARTIN  who died December 14th 1972  aged 87 years   Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  EMMA MARTIN  of 1942.)

In loving memory of  FREDERICK THOMAS  the beloved husband of  FLORENCE E HEARN  who passed peacefully away 22nd January 1975 aged 74 years   He died as he lived, everyone’s friend

Also his beloved wife  OLIVE MARY  who died November 9th 1975 aged 68 years   Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  AUGUSTUS LEONARD of 1970.)

PEACE  in loving memory of a dear wife and mother  EDITH MARY FOWLER  of Hockwill Lodge  who died 26 December 1977 aged 63 years

Treasured memories of  ADA MARY CHAPMAN  who passed away 27th December 1977 aged 70 years    Peace perfect peace

CATHARINE wife of WALTER POWELL JONES  Rector of this Parish who died May 26, 1978 aged 48 years.  Simply to the cross I cling.

In loving memory of  WILLIAM GEORGE BROWN,  Baptist Minister, died 2nd of April 1978 aged 82 years.  Also his beloved wife BERNICE  died 1st June 1978 aged 85 years.   I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus

In loving memory of  CLIFFORD GEORGE FOWLER  late of Stibb Cross who died 3rd January 1979 aged 67 years

In loving memory of our loving brother  LIONEL  LEMPRIERE FRANCIS  only son of  WALTER CHARLES HAINES M.A. late vicar of St Saviour Church Puxton and  ADA ELEANORE LEMPRIERE  PASSED JULY 20TH 1979   When the morning sky is red with Joseph, Mary, Jesus I raise my little head  Children’s hymn   Erected by his devoted sisters.

In loving memory of  WILLIAM ALBERT  only child of  ERNEST AND EDITH ELLIS  who died 26th November 1981 aged 56 years

With love we remember our dear parents  FLORENCE ENA BEWES  of Suddon who died 14th of January 1982 aged 83 years and  HEDLEY ISAAC BEWES  of Suddon who died 1st February 1983 aged 83 years

In loving memory of  ELLA MELINDA HILL,  fondly known as Aunty Ella, who died 13th September 1982 aged 86 years.  Beloved wife of  JOHN HENRY HILL

Also  WILLIAM WESLEY KNIGHT  much loved husband of the above who passed away January 11th 1983 aged 75 years   Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  VIOLET ALICE KNIGHT  of 1991)

Treasured memories of a loving husband and father  STANLEY THOMAS JOHNS  of High Park called home March 13th 1985 aged 78 years

Treasured memories of a loving husband and father  ROY ALBERT WILLIAM QUANCE  of Lane Barton who fell asleep March 3rd 1986 aged 61 years   At Rest

Here resteth  HAROLD WILLIAM SLADE  who died 21st July 1987 aged 80 years

Also his beloved wife  FLORENCE CLARA  who passed away Dec  5th 1987 aged 92 years   Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  WILLIAM JOHN QUANCE  of 1939

Also  FLORENCE ELIZABETH  who died 30th April 1989 aged 85 years   United with her loved ones    (This is a continuation of the memorial for  FREDERICK THOMAS HEARN  of 1975)

DORIS ANNIE SLADE  who died 11th October 1989    Here resteth our parents   Rest is theirs  Remembrance ours   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  HAROLD WILLIAM  of 1987)

Also his beloved wife  EDITH GRACE ELLIS  who died April 11th 1990 aged 91 years   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ERNEST JAMES ELLIS  of 1942)

In loving memory of  ARNOLD LEVERTON  who died 4th June 1991 aged 84 years

Also  HENRY HERBERT CHAPMAN  (Harry) who passed away 6th June 1991 aged 91 years  Always remembered   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ADA MARY CHAPMAN  of 1977)

Treasured memories of a loving father  AUBREY GEORGE WHEELER  died 11th June 1991 aged 80 years   In God’s keeping

In treasured memory of  VIOLET ALICE KNIGHT  who passed away July 13th 1991 aged 82 years

Also a devoted wife and cherished mother  GRETA SLADE  called to rest  August 7th 1992 aged 68 years   Together again (This is a continuation of the memorial for  ROY ALBERT WILLIAM QUANCE  of 1986)

Peace in ever loving memory of a dear husband and father  SAMUEL JOHN GLOVER  who passed away 2nd October 1993 aged 92 years   At Rest

1912-1993  In memory of   EMILY JANE HARRINGTON  came home to rest   28.11.93   [So reads a plaque planted on the south wall of the chapel]

Also her husband  SIDNEY  who passed away November 30th 1995 aged 88 years   At Rest   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  FANY ELLEN CURTIS  of 1968)

Also his wife  FRANCES  who died February 7th 1996 aged 95 years   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  EDWARD SMART  of 1965)

In loving memory of  CLIFFORD FRANCIS LUXTON  1920-1998

Also his wife  MARY VEAL GLOVER  who passed away 17th June 1999 aged 97 years   Reunited   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  SAMUEL JOHN GLOVER  of 1993)

Precious memories of  MAUREEN ANDREW  who passed away  on 13th June 2000 aged 62 years   A very special mum and daughter sadly missed

Also a beloved wife and mother  IDA MURIEL  reunited October 2nd 2000 aged 91 years   Til we meet again   (This is a continuation of the memorial for  STANLEY THOMAS JOHNS  of 1985)

Treasured memories of  GRETA MARGARET POOLE  of Town Farm Bulkworthy devoted wife of  LESLIE  and cherished mother who passed away on 17th January 2001 aged 85 years    Loving and kind in all her ways    Life is a book of volumes three;  The past the present the yet to be;  The past we have read and put away;  The present we are reading every day;  But the third and last of the volumes three;  Is locked from our sight and God keeps the key    Rest in peace

Also her beloved husband  NELSON FOWLER  who died 14th April 2002 aged 98 years   Always remembered    Our glass is run;  When we together on earth did dwell;  We took great care ’tis known full well;  A family large we did sustain;  We hope now to reap everlasting gain.  Azarias parlons

In loving memory of  LESLIE METHERELL DENNIS  who died 17th October 2002 aged 92 years

SAMUEL GEORGE BARNETT  died 16th August 2003 aged 89 years

AUDREY ELLEN DENNIS  died 23rd September 2003 aged 93 years   They shall run and not grow weary

12 Responses to “The Memorial Inscriptions of Newton St Petrock”

  1. Tracey Roberts Says:

    Hello
    What a great website. I didn’t think I would come across a 4xGreat Grandparent’s MI so quickly. My ancestors are William & Frances CLEMETT and reading the inscription in far off New Zealand is wonderful and an excellent named source for my genealogy records.
    Is there a photo of their headstone available?
    Thankyou for the connection.
    Kind Regards
    Tracey

    • fishleigh Says:

      Thank you Tracey for your message. I do have photos of every headstone and will try to post your ancestors soon.

    • Gail Van IJzendoorn Daniels Says:

      Thank you for the information about the deaths of William and Frances Clemett .. they are also my grandparents x 4 ot maybe 5 greats (have to work that out in a sec) Tracey>> I would love to get in touch and see if we can share more information .. megeedee@hotmail.com … Thank you Fishleigh for all the information

    • Martin Clemett Says:

      Hello just come across this website and see you have the details of my 6th great grandparents William Clemett & Frances Clemett (nee Penhorwood). Thank you very much for adding the image of William’s headstone it was great to see and matches to all my info I have. I have their burial records and am happy to send them if you would like. I see you have a picture of William’s headstone but not France’s I would be very appreciative if you could take a pic of France’s if that would be ok
      Best Wishes
      Martin Clemett

  2. Robin Parker Says:

    Greetings from Australia, was great to come across the website. Have been tracing ggg grandparents Richard Sanders and Agnes Littlejohns of Milton Damerel married Milton Damerel June 18, 1827m believe Agnes died about 1834 at Milton Damerel.
    Richard died in Adelaide, South Australia in1840 aged 32.
    Regards Robin Parker

    • fishleigh Says:

      Thank you Robin for leaving a comment. Agnes Sanders, age 28, whose abode had been Grawley in the Parish of Milton Damerel, was buried 23 April 1835 at Holy Trinity, Milton Damerel by the curate G. Willcock.

      • robin parker Says:

        It was great to finally find a death for Agnes Sanders nee Littlejohns at Milton Damerel. Was totally unexpected to find a reply
        regards robin

  3. jerry brooks Says:

    good website
    i have been trying to track down richard brooks who lived here in 1911 with his brother william he was my great grandfather doesn’t look like he’s buried here though
    regards
    jerry brooks

  4. Geoff Martin Says:

    Great site. We are descended from the Thornes, the Fishleighs, the Hutchings from this little area and the Martins from Sheepwash. Your work is very much appreciated.
    Geoff Martin (Brisbane)

  5. Marion Peterson Says:

    Many thanks for this wonderful site. I descend from Richard and Susanna Beare and very much appreciate your work.
    Marion Peterson (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

  6. Roger Hooper Says:

    Thank you for this website. It must have been a lot of work but it is really valuable.
    Roger Hooper (Queensland, once of Holsworthy)

  7. Raymond Blight Says:

    Thanks for the listings of the M.I’s. You have my grandparents Frederick James and Eliza Blight and great uncle William Henry and Grace Blight (these in the Baptist Chapel). Is my grandparents gravestone still in the poor state it was the last time I was there? Also a family remote connexion with the Fishleigh family – Richard Fishleigh 1854- 1924 – a daughter Bessie married Charles Bright their daughter Irene Maud married Ronald Andrew – parents of Alan Andrew. Charles’s ancestry goes back to Robert and Ann Bright in Langtree as does mine.
    The other Blight memorials are not connected to me – as our surname was Bright and only became Blight while my great grandparents William and Eliza were living in Newton. They are buried in the parish church, but with no headstones.

    Raymond Blight
    an ex-patriot Devonian in West Sussex

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