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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 7d/ Shaped sandstone headstone, rose carved at top. Centre of stone flaking badly. In loving memory of / SARAH LATHAM / of NEWLAND FARM, COLTON, / died April 20th 1889 / Also JOHN............of the above / died February..........1892 / Aged 6(9?) years / "Be ye also...............hour as ye / think not...................th." 8d/ Shaped sandstone, carved flower circle at top, badly eroded in centre. In memory of / JOHN......IAM / .............. / who died............1876 / ag...............rs/ Three more lines not readable. 9d/ Shaped sanfstone with cross engraved at top surface badly eroded. In affectionate remembrance of / WILLIAM TOMKINSON / who departed this life / January 20th 1....aged 73 years / Also ANN..............above / who................... / July 22nd............... ears / Also SAMUEL LATHAM / aged 1 month / Nothing in my hand..............ing / Sim.y..............ing. 10d/ One of a plot of three graves surrounded by raised kerbs. Each grave has small wall round it with a flat headstone lying on top third. All sandstone. Sacred / to the dear memory of / JOSEPH RICHARDS / who was called to a higher priesthood / on April 15th 1941,aged 74 years / Forty years rector of this parish / whose life was an inspiration / whose memory a benediction / Also MARY L. RICHARDS / his beloved wife / who passed away on December 24th 1957 / aged 91 years / Bravely she fought the good fight and / did not count the codt / an ever shining example of courage and faith / the joy in life - was their love and / devotion for this church and parish. 11d/ One of a plot of three graves surrounded by raised kerbs, each grave has a small wall round it, with a flat headstone lying on top third, all sandstone. Sycamore tree growing on grave. In loving memory of / BERNARD GARNER RICHARDS T.D. / Major in the Royal Artillary / born 5th Feb 1903 / fell asleep 18th Aug 1972 / He remained Christ's faithful / soldier and servant unto / life's end / His boyhood was spent at / ASHLEY Rectory and he was a / devoted son and brother / loved all and was loved by all. 12d/ One of a plot of three graves surrounded by by raised kerbs, each grave has small wall around it, with a flat headstone lying on top third, all sandstone. Military Emblem at top. In loving memory of / JOSEPH HAROLD WILLIAM / GARNER RICHARDS. O.B.E., D.L. / Brigadier in the Royal Artillary / Born 29th Aug. 1897 / fell asleep 3rd Nov. 1986 / His boyhood was spent at / ASHLEY Rectory and he was a / devoted son,brother,husband / and father / He always tried his best / no man can do more / In loving memory of his wife ENID / CLUNES MACKAY died 24th Nov 1980 / aged 82 years. Her ashes are scattered / in STRATHDALE,SCOTLAND. / Her thoughts were always for others. 13d/ All sandstone, ornate carved and shaped headstone. Roof shaped bodystone. Badly eroded. Headstone. In / memory / of / JOSEPH HOPE / who departed this life / May 1 (9?)th 186(6 or 3) / aged (70?) years. Raised shield on end of bodystone. He only / is my rock / and my salvation. © Philip Coops. (Betley) 2006 ©Dorothy Camden (Ashley) 1999 Page 30 of 91 12/30/2006

St Johns Church & Churchyard. Ashley 14d/. Group of two fallen stones and two small bits (which make one) in corner between oil tank and church wall. All sandstone. Stone 1. No legible inscription. Stone 2. + / J B / 1750. Two small bits. Only initial H on this. 15d/ Sandstone with engraved latters and border. Writing length ways. Sacred to the memory of ANN only / daughter of JAMES and PENELOPE BIDDULPH / who after a lingering and most painful disease / which she endured with exemplary patience / and pious resignation terminated this mortal / life on the 25th November 1818 aged 19 years. 16d/ sandstone bodystone. Underneath / lies the body of / JOHN TOMKINSON / who died June 21st 1854 / aged 74 years / Also ANN his wife / who died Dec r 7th 1851 / aged 71 years. 17d/ Sandstone headstone, badly eroded. HIS engraved at top. In the LOrd is my trust / in memory of ELIZABETH / wife of JOHN TOMKINSON / of ASHLEY / who departed this life / July 14th 18 (80?) / in the (64?th) year of her age / ......rejoicing in the Lord..........) / Also of / the above JOHN TOMKINSON / who departed this life / July 14th 1.....1 / in the 64th year of his age / I lingered long in my disease / I suffered what my God did please / I wasted like the dew in sun / no help for me my race was run. Mason Furnival. 18d/ Sandstone bodystone. No markings. Oon this Stone,, 19d/ Large shaped sandstone headstone laid flat , badly worn. Memory of Left side of stone JOSEPH ......MS / ASHLEY / who died August 6th / 1867 / aged 11 years. Nothing on right side. 1e/ Slightly weathered sandstone headstone. Left side In / memory of / WILLIAM FOX / of ASHLEY / who departed this / life.... April 1801 / aged 53 years. Right side. In / memory of / MARTHA wife of / WILLIAM FOX / of ASHLEY who / departed this life / April 13th; 1843 / aged 91 years. Accross bottom Not for the pious dead / let us disponding weep / sweet is their rest and soft their bed / who thus in Jesus sleep. © Philip Coops. (Betley) 2006 ©Dorothy Camden (Ashley) 1999 Page 31 of 91 12/30/2006

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