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St John's Church and Churchyard, Ashley. Monumental Inscriptions ...

St John's Church and Churchyard, Ashley. Monumental Inscriptions ...

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St Johns Church & Churchyard. Ashley 1b/ Flat sandstone bodystone completely buried engraving along length of stone and very worn in parts/ Sacred to the memory of / JAMES SILLITO / ..........WELLING in this parish / ...........of his family / ............ember 1863 / aged..years / ......nted unto man, once to die and after death the judgement. (Note this stone commemorates the same person as the south side panel of B33) 2b/ Completely buried flat slab of sandstone nothing on it at all, could it be face down?) 3b/ Facing west, tall shaped sandstone headstone carved decoration at top, weathered. Sacred / to the memory of / GEORGE FOX / who died Sep r 16th 1849 / aged 82 years / Here lies an honest innoffensive friend / happy was his mind and peaceful to the end / sincere in word and in his dealings just / upright in mind and faithful to his trust / Also / ESTHER FOX / wife of the above died / August 16th 1847 aged 75 years / Why should we mourn departing friends / or shake at death's alarm ? / tis but the voice that Jesus sends / to call them to his arms. 4b/ Buried slate flat bodystone. Sacred to the memory of / JOSEPH FOX / late of this parish / who died Oct.21st 1838 / aged 46 years. 5b/ Facing west, large squareed sandstone headstone, slight decoration at top. Left hand side. RICHARD / SMITH died / August the 13 / 1745 aged 77. Right hand side. Here / sleeps in hopes / of a joyful reus / rection ye body / of ELIZABETH / wife of RICHARD / SMITH of ASH / LEY interred / novem br ye 9th / 1730 / in ye 65th year of / her age. 6b/ Buried sandstone headstone laid flat. Broken in twHere / lieth the remains of / JOHN HENSHALL / who departed this / life April the 18th 1790 / aged 81 years / Also MARGERY the / wife of the above / JOHN HENSHALL. She / died November 21st 1797 / aged 77 years. 7b/ Facing west, shaped sandstone headstone. In / memory of / EDWIN MARTIN / who died Aug 30th / 1855 / aged 6 years / A lovely bud so young anf fair / cut down by early doom ./ Just to show how sweet a flower / in Paradise could bloom. 8b/ Buried sandstone slab engraved with two large circles containing inscriptions. Very worn. Left circle. In / the memory of H.....h / wife of J...... DI.... who died / .........66 aged 48 / ..................... / .............. / ............... Right circle. To / the memory of / PETER LIGHTFOOT who died / 11th July 1821 aged 46 years / an u...............God. 9b/ Buried sandstone slab engraved with two large circles. Parts worn. © Philip Coops. (Betley) 2006 ©Dorothy Camden (Ashley) 1999 Page 20 of 91 12/30/2006

St Johns Church & Churchyard. Ashley Left circle. JOHN LIGHTFOOT / died Feb 27th 1847 aged 76 / ELIZABETH his wife / died Sept 13th 1846 aged ?7 / JOHN their son / died Decem 3(1?) 18 aged. Right circle GEORGE LIGHTFOOT / died Aug 14th 1832 / aged 53 / ELLEN his wife / died July 1848 / aged 70. 10b/ Sandstone cross on large square base. In memoriam / CATHERINE LIGHTFOOT / died October 31st 1886 / aged 64 / PETER LIGHTFOOT / died Nevember 2nd 1886 / aged 79 / "Requiescent in pace" 11b/ Sandstone headstone shaped and weathered. Left side. In / memory of / THOS BUTTER / of HOOKGATE / who departed this / life August 4th 1823 / aged 58 years. Right side. Sacred / to the / memory of / ELIZ th BUTTER / who died March / 24th 1847 aged / 72 years. Also WILLIAM BUTTER son of / THOS and ELIZ th BUTTER of HOOKGATE / who departed this life March .. 1816 / aged 1 year and 10 months. 12b//Shaped sandstone. MARY the wife of / JOHN LIGHTFOOT, died / Nov r 2nd 1788 aged 44 years / DOROTHY, the daughter of / JOHN and MARY LIGHTFOOT died / march 5th 1797 / aged 21 years / JOHN LIGHTFOOT died April / 23rd 1805 aged 68 years. 11a b/ Buried large flat sandstone slab in front of 13b/ nothing legible on it. 12a b/ Buried large flat sandstone slab in front of 14b/ nothing legible on it. 13b/ Sandstone headstone. The memory of / MARY the wife / of JOHN BOON late / of ASHLEY HEATH / who died Septem / ber 18th 1778 aged 67. 14b/ Sandstone headstone. JOHN Y son / of RICh BROWN / was interred Jan / the 21 1743 / aged 26 / repent in time / do not delay / death in my prime / took me away. 15b/ Shaped white headstone on plinth. In / loving memory / of / MARY / the beloved wife of / CHARLES MACHIN / and daughter of the late JOHN SWANN / THE FIELDS FARM, ASHLEY / who died October 15th 1845 / in her 59th year. / Also of the above / CHARLES MACHIN / late of THE FIELDS FARM / who died April 6th 1856 / in his 81st year / This memorial is erected by the wish of / their loving son, EHPRAM MACHIN / who died at CAVERSHAM, DUNED in, N.Z. / Nov 15th 1885,aged 62years / Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord / A.D.1887 / Also of ELIZABETH / daughter of the above / late of BAYHAM ABBEY / who died September 9th 1891, / aged 70 years / The hour of my departure's come / I hear the voice that calls me home / at last, O Lord, let troubles cease / now let thy servant die in peace. © Philip Coops. (Betley) 2006 ©Dorothy Camden (Ashley) 1999 Page 21 of 91 12/30/2006

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