INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES
De Boinville, 47
INDEX OF PLACES, OCCUPATIONS, ETC.
16TH Lancers, 46,60,113
2nd Border Regiment., 60,113
20TH Battalion B.I.F., 113
3 per cent Consol, 119
Alton Court, 8
Bedford House, 46
Boy 1., 60
Boys Field, 5,6
Brick House, 11,14
Cauis College Camb., 129
Charity School, 109
Church House, 9
Church School, 119
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 28
Cosolidated 3 per cent annuities, 119
Countess Dowager, 106
Cross House, 119
Drake Moor, 119
Firs, The, 54
Gloster Regiment, 113
Gordon Highlanders, 60,113
Great House, 119,124
Great War, 60
Hereford Regiment, 60,113
High Sheriff, 110
Jesus College, Oxford, 18,126
Justice of the Peace, 110, 117,129
King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 46,60,113
Kings Pyon, 159
Leominster, 3,10,24,25,27, 39,111,152
Market Harborough, 37
Mason, 1,3,10,16,24-25,52, 109,111,115
Melville Castle, 116
New 3 per cent annuities, 119
Organ Fund, 124
Pembroke College, Oxford, 18
Pilot Officer, 60
Pitch Farm, Dilwyn, 41
Port Said, 50
Primitive Methodist Minister, 10
Royal Air Force, 60,113
Royal Army Medical Corps, 60,113
Royal Field Artillery, 60,113
Royal Irish Rifles, 60,113
Royal Navy, 60,113
Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 60,113
Reverend, 10,18,29,120-122, 125-126,128,159
Royal Arms, 108
Royal Garrison Artillery, 28
St Peter's Parish, Hereford, 29
St John's College Cambridge, 129
Sergeant Major, 46
Sollers Dilwyn, 32
South London Crematorium, 57
Staunton Long, Salop, 18
Stocking Field, 44
Swanstone court, 103
Twyning, Glostershire, 29
Upper Dewel, 43
Vicar, 18,35,50,119-122, 125,159
War Memorial, 60,113
Welsh regiment, 60,113
Woodbury, Yarkhill, 34
Worcester Regiment, 60,113
DATE OF EARLIEST REGISTER: 1588
Team office address: The Priory Office, Leominster.
telephone: 0568 612 124
RECORDING DATES: July - September 1992.
CUT OFF DATE: 1923, when a new burial ground opened across the road.
RECORDER & TYPIST: Alec Whitfield of Dilwyn who also checked the typescript
against the memorials.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCE: The George Marshall Papers. Hereford County Record
Office reference K38/cd/5/Box 1. These include details of the monuments
inside Dilwyn Church. Generally they are accurate, and have been cross checked
with the actual monuments. Additional information from the Marshall Papers
is marked with an asterisk *. A number of monuments that have not survived
are also recorded. These are numbered 151 onwards. The Papers include
COPIES DEPOSITED WITH: Hereford Record Office, Hereford City Library,
Incumbent, Hereford's Deputy Diocesan Secretary, Society of Genealogists,
Herefordshire Family History Society.
DESCRIPTIONS: The following descriptions are used throughout:
Type of Stone (D in front of the monument type indicates a double grave.)
A = Altar Tomb H = Headstone P = Pedastal
B = Open Book K = Kerbstones T = Table Tomb
C = Coffin Stone L = Ledgerstone X = Cross
F = Footstone O = Obelisk W = Window
WT = Wall Tablet FS = Floor Stone
Condition of Monument
CO = Collapsed N = Flaking V = Overgrown
E = Leaning SD = Sound but displaced
FA = Falling Apart SS = Sound, in Situ
Condition of Inscription
CW = Clear but worn I = Illegible M = Mint
D = Destroyed J = Traces MD = MainlyDecipherable
G = Granite MA = Marble R = Brass
LS = Local Sandstone ?? = No material listed
When some words or letters are followed by "[sic]", itdenotes the spelling is
as written on the memorial.
IN THE CHURCH YARD:
1 DH, NS, MD, LS. Mason: J CLARK
[Left side] In / memory of / WILLM MORRIS / wh[....] / [....]1853 / Aged 79.
[Right side] [..] / memory of / ELIZTH wife of / WILLM MORRIS, /who died Aug
3rd / 183[?]9[?] Aged / 44. [Below both] Husband and children my life is
past, / My love for you so long did last, / Do you for me no sorrow take,
/ But love each other for my sake.
2 DH, NS, MD, LS.
[Left side] Sacred to the memory of / RICHARD. son of / JOHN and MARY JAMES
/ of this Parish. who / died Novr 26sth 1850, / aged one year. / and 9
months. / Also MARY wife of / JOHN JAMES. / Died DecR 14TH 1868, / [..] the
59TH year / of her age. / [..]essed are the dead / [..]ich die in the Lord,
that / [..]ey may rest from their / Labours. [Revelations 14:13]
[Right side] Also / MARY ANN. / daughter of / JOHN and MARY JAMES. / Died
FebY 28TH 1859, / Aged 19 years.
3 H, SS, M, LS. Mason: PUGH. / LEOMR
In loving memory / of / ANNIE BOTHAM, / who died August 1ST / 1897. / Aged
14 years. / "Thy will be done."
4 H, SS, M, LS.
In / loving memory of / JOHN EVANS, / who died March 22. 1896. / aged 61
years, / "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken/ away, blessed be the name
of the Lord." [Job 1:21] / also MARY, his beloved wife / died August 8th.
1915. / aged 82 years. / "Peace perfect peace."
5 H, SS, CW, LS.
In / loving memory / of / ADELAIDE, / wife of JAMES RUSSELL, BOYS FIELD
/ who died June 4. 1908. / aged 70 years. / Also of / MARY ANN DAVIES, /
sister of the above. / who died July 8. 1911. / aged 70 years.
6 H, SS, CW, LS.
In / loving memory / of / JAMES RUSSELL / (BOYS-FIELD) / who died July 21ST
1916. / Aged 76.
7 A, SS, CW, LS.
[North side] Sacred to the memory of / THOMAS DAYAS, / (of this village) who
departed this life / Jan. 17th. 1853, aged 95 years. [East side - no
inscription] [South side] Sacred to the memory of / JOHN, son of THOMAS &
SARAH DAYAS / who departed this life 21st. Febry. 1840. / in his 12[?]th
year. [West side] In / sacred remembrance of / SARAH, / Widow of JOHN DAYAS,
/ formerly of the TOWNSEND / of this Parish / who died Sept 5th 1889 / aged
8 C, SS, MD, LS.
[North side - mint inscription] In memory of / Mr STEPHEN DENT, / of ALTON
COURT, DILWYN, / who departed this life June 16th 1866 / aged 73 years. /
Thy will be done. [South side - worn inscription] Also in affectionate memory
of / ANN wife of STEPHEN DENT / who died at PERRY[.....] May 29th 1881 / in
her 70[?]h year / [.]k[....]s c[..]t for me
9 A, NS, MD, LS.
[North side - no visible inscription] [East side] In memory of / RICHARD
WATKINS / of THE CHURCH HOUSE / in this Parish / who died August 10TH 1861/
aged [..] years / Also of / HONORIA / youngest daughter / of the above / died
Nov the 20TH 1902 / aged 71 years.
[South side - flaking] [......] / [.....]IA wife of / RICHARD[?] WATKINS /
[..] CHURCH[?] HOUSE in this / [..]llage) who died May [..] / 1847, aged 47.
/ Also JAMES BRAY / eldest Son of the said[?] / RICHARD and HONORIA /
WATKINS, who died / Sepr 8th 1812 Aged 2[?]0 / ALso of BENJAMIN RICHARD /
their second Son who / died Oct. 18th 1842 Aged 1[.] / The remains of the
abo[..] / (....]d in a Vaul[.] / u[....] Monume[..] [West side -
10 C, SS, M, LS. Mason: J.JAY LEOMINSTER
[North side] In loving remembrance of the / REV. WILIAM CHUBB, / Primitive
Methodist Minister, / who died at LUDLOW Jany 19TH 1874, / Aged 65 years.
/ I have fought a good fight, / I have finished my course, / I have kept the
faith. [South side] In loving remembrance of / MARTHA / wife of the REV. W.
CHUBB, / who died February 25TH 1877, / Aged 67 years. / "For to me to live
is Christ, and to die is gain."
11 C, NS, MD, LS.
In loving memory of / M[..] MARTHA MARIA HOCKEY / formerly of the BRICK
HOUSE, DILWYN / who Died SepR 14. 1897, / Aged 56 years. / Absent from the
body, present with the Lord.
12 HK, SS, M, G. Decorated with Angel on bronze plaque.
[To left of plaque] To the / Glory / of God / and [To right of plaque] in
ever / loving / memory / of [Below plaque] JOHN ANDREWS / Born 27TH DecR 1846.
/ Died 3RD AugT 1915. / and of MARY JANE his wife / born July 25TH 1843 /
Died July 18 TH 1923 / "The upright shall dwell in thy presence".
13 L, NS, J, LS.
S.G / 1881 / S J.G. / SEP [...]18.
14 A, NS, MD, LS.
[North, Left] Sacred to the memory of / SARAH JANE, / daughter of SARAH GAY,
/ and widow of the late / BENJAMIN GODFREY / (of BRIERLEY,) / who entered
into rest / Sepr 16th 1918. / in her 76th year. / "Peace perfect peace."
[North, Right] In loving rememberance of / SARAH, / widow of the late ELIAS
GAY / who died at DILWYN Jany 22nd, / 1881, / Aged 73 years. / "Blessed are
the dead which die in the Lord / from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, /
that they may rest from their labours." [Revelations 14:13] [East - no
inscription] [South, Left] [.........] / ELIZABETH [.....]of / [...]
RICHARD[?] GRIFFITHS / of [......] Parish / who departed this life / Febry
9th 1855, / Aged 82. / By all belov'd and full of love to all. / Death
pain'd her friends but could not her appal. / She passed serenely to the
realms above / Up borne by arms of everlasting love. [South, Right] In loving
memory of / SAMUEL GRIFFITHS / (of BRICK HOUSE, DILWYN) / who died July 25th
/ 1893, / Aged 81 years. / Mark the perfec
t man and behold / the upright for the end of that man is peace. [Psalm
37:37] [West - no inscription]
15 H, FAD, CW, LS. Three pieces in hedge.
[Piece No. 1] In / memory / of / CORNELIA TIVY / Died / April 29TH 1877 /
"He took them up in his / arms" Mark Xc, 16v. [Pieces Nos. 2 & 3] In / memory
/ of / JAMES DAV[.]ES, / who died FebY [.]th 1874, / Aged 59 [.]ears. /
"Prepare to me[.]t thy God."
16 WT, SS, M, LS. Mason: J.CLARK.
JEMIMA THOMAS died DecR / XXVIII . MDCCCXXII . / Aged VII 
Months. / JAMES THOMAS / Died Octr XI . MDCCCXXX1 . / Aged VII 
Years, / Suffer little children to come unto me. [Luke 18:16]
17 WT, FS, MD, LS.
[...]ath are depofited / [....]mains of SARAH the wife / [......]MAS JONES
of NEWTON / [....]arifh who departed this life / [.]any 30th 1806 aged 46. /
[....] modeft affable and kind, / [....] patient, and in Death refin,d /
[...]ign,d in Chrift She put her tr[..]t / [....]gh him, triumphant with the
juft. / [.]or emp[..]w this stone is not design,d / [...] duly to [...]prefs
each heedlefs mind. / [..]ferious [..]ughts of that approaching end / [....]os
or foon or late must be[..]
18 C, SS, MD, LS.
[North side] In memory of THE REVD SAMUEL POWELL, M.A., / of PEMBROKE
COLLEGE, OXFORD, / Rector of SRETFORD, in this county. / He died SeptER 23RD
1869, aged 79. [East side - no inscription] [South side] In memory of THE REVD
JAMES [.]OWELL, M.A. / of JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD. / Vicar of STAUNTON LONG,
SALOP. / and 5[?]0 years curate of this Parish / He died May 26 1866 Aged 78
[West side] MARY ANNE / daughter of / THE REVD SAMUEL POWELL, / Rector of
BRYNCWYN, / in the county of RADNOR, / Died March 28th 1867 Aged 74.
19 H, SD, CW, LS.
Sacred to the memory / of RICHARD PARRY, / of this Parish, / who died July
6H 1852, / aged 60 years. / also MARTHA / wife of RICHARD PARRY, / who died
July 3d 1852 / aged 58 years. / Kept by the power of God, through faith unto
/ salvation I.P. V.5h [1 Peter 1:5]
20 H, FA, I, LS.
21 H, FA, I, LS.
22 H, FA, I, LS.
23 H, FA, MD, LS.
Sacred / to the Memory of / CATHARINE PREECE, / who died August 8th 1815, /
in the 19th year of her age. / Also in Memory of / WILLIAM PREECE, / and ANN
his Wife. / he died March 10th 1821. / in the 62 year of his age / she died
March 18th 1831 / in the 75 year of her ag[.] / Dear children weep no [.....]
fo[...] / but pray for grace [.....] / W[...]ff tho[..]
24 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: S-B LEO.
In / loving memory / of / AGNES MARY BUFTON, / who died Nov. 30. 1910, / aged
33 years. / + / The Lord gave, and the Lord hath / taken away.
25 C, SS, CW lead, MA. Mason: Pugh[?] LEOM.
[North side] In loving memory of / SUSAN BRACE, / died March 5th 1938 / in
her 96th year / at rest. [South side] In loving memory of / ELEANOR KATE, /
daughter of THOMAS & SUSAN BRACE, / who died June 27th 1904, / Aged 32 years.
26 A, SS, MD, LS.
[North side] In memory of HARRIET, / the beloved wife of GEORGE BRAY, / of
HAVEN, in this Parish, / who died June 15. 1843, / aged 35 years. / Mourn
Christian for a woman and a wife / cut off so soon from usefulness in life
/ yet as one mindful of thine own dim sight / find sure that all God's ways
are wise and right [East side - badly flaked] In memory of / HONORIA, second
daughter / of GEORGE & HARRIET BRA[.] / of HAVEN, in this P[.]rish / who died
June 14th, 1843, / aged 5 years. / Ere sin could blight or sorr[.....]de,
/ Death came [.]ith friendly co[..], / The op'ning bud to Heav'n conveyed /
And bade it blossom there. [South side - indecipherable] [West side] In loving
memory of/ GEORGE BRAY, / of HAVEN, / who died March 23. 1887, / Aged 76. /
Thy will be done". / Also MARGARET MORRIS / BRAY, second wife of the above
/ died Octr. 19. 1889, / Aged 89.
27 H&K, SS, CW, U.
[Kerbstone - no inscription] [Headstone] In loving memory of / THOMAS LLOYD,
/ of LEOMINSTER, / Sixth son of WILLIAM LLOYD, / of TREFVNOR, CARDIGANSHIRE,
/ who died May 31. 1908 / aged 75[?] years. / Also of / HARRIET, / widow of
the above, / THOMAS LLOYD, / and eldest daughter of the late / GEORGE BRAY,
/ (of HAVEN) / died August 28th. 1912. / Aged 77 years.
28 H, SS, M, Portland Stone. A standard Commonwealth War Graves Commission
194082 A/Bombardier / W. J. RICKETTS / Royal Garrison Artillery / 9th August
29 DA, SS, M, LS. Inscriptions on lid.
[North facing] AMELIA / wife of / LACON WILLIAM LAMBE, ESQ., M.D., /
daughter of THE REV. GEORGE FOXTON, / TWYNING, GLOSTERSHIRE. / Died August
XXI . MDCCCXLI . aged XXXVII  years. [East facing] The /
remains of / WILLIAM LAMBE. M.D. / born in ST PETER'S PARISH, HEREFORD / He
died in this Parish at HENWOOD / June II . MDCCCXLVII . Aged LXXXII
. [South facing] LACON LAMBE / of HILL TOP / only son of LACON WILLIAM
LAMBE / born May 16th 1841 died May 9th 1917. [West facing] LACON WILLIAM
LAMBE. M.D. / of HENWOOD. / Born at WARWICK July XVIIITH [18TH] MDCCXCVII
. / Died at TORQUAY June XXTH [20TH] MDCCCLXXI .
30 C, SS, MD, MA.
In loving memory of / HERBERT / beloved son of / CHARLES & FRANCES LEE /
died Oct 8 1920 aged 25 / also of / WILLIE MORRIS LEE / died Dec 20 1920
31 C, CO, CW lead lettering, MA.
[Top step] In / loving memory / of [Middle step] EILLA daughter of / SARAH
and THOMAS / DANIELL. [Bottom step] who fell asleep 28. Oct. 1920 / aged 28
years / and her spirit came again and she / straightway. [Luke 8:55]
32 H, SS, M, LS.
In / loving memory / of / THOMAS BAGLEY, / (SOLLERS DILWYN) / who died
August 5th 1905 / aged 72 years. / + / Also of ELLEN ELIZABETH his wife /
who died October 19th 1919, / aged 86 years.
33 H, SS, CW, LS.
In affectionate rememberance of / ELIZABETH / the beloved wife of / WILLIAM
LEWIS, / (of this Parish) / who departed this life, / December 11TH 1879, /
aged 73 years. / She lifted her hand to the poor and needy. / Also of /
WILLIAM LEWIS, / who departed this life, / January 20TH 1892, / Aged 82 years.
/ "Rock of ages cleft for me."
34 C, SS, MD, MA.
[North face] In memory of / ARTHUR ANDREW DENT / of WOODBURY. YARKHILL /
died Aug 2ND 1941. aged 90 years. / Peace perfect peace. [South face] In
memory of / LOUISA ANN / the beloved wife of ARTHUR DENT of PERRYDITCH. /
died May 15TH 1880 aged 25 years. / She is not dead but sleepeth.
35 X, SS, MD lead lettering, MA.
To the dear memory of RALPH ALLEN MORGAN / the beloved son of THOMAS MORGAN
Vicar of this Parish / and MARIA ESTHER his wife who died at BARMOUTH / on the
20TH of August 1874 aged 8 years / "and Jesus called a little child unto Him."
/ "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
36 Pillar&K, SS, M, MA. Mason: PUGH. [North side] And in / loving memory of
/ GEORGE BRAY, / who died FebY 19TH 1910, / aged 76. [East side] To the
memory of / ELEANOR, / the dearly loved wife of / GEORGE BRAY, / of HENWOOD,
in this Parish, / who died May 21. 1882, / aged 43. / Also / CONSTANCE JANE
/ daughter of the above / died DecR 13TH 1878, / aged 6 months. [South and
West sides - no inscriptions]
37 X&L, SS, M lead lettering, MA.
[Bronze medalion in centre of cross, female head with encicling
inscription:] MARY BIRTLES obt. 1896. aet. 83 [Top step] In / loving memory
/ of [Middle step] MARY / widow of JOHN BIRTLES / of MARKET HARBOROUGH / born
April 5TH 1813 / died August 21ST 1896 [Bottom step] "Until the day break and
the shadows flee away." [Song of Solomom 2:17] [Ledger - no inscription]
38 H, SS, MD, LS.
In loving memory of / WILLIAM BURTON, / who died March 19TH 1891. / aged 87
years. / also of WILLIAM, son of / WILLIAM & ROSE BURTON, / who died April
23[?] 1887, / aged 2[?] years / "Waiting [.......]oming / of our L[........]
/ Also of GEORGE [.....] / the above / who fell in France[?] August 17TH /
1917 / [........]
39 H&K, SS, CW, LS Mason: PUGH LEOR
Until the day break / in ever loving memory / of / THOMAS BOWEN / (of
DUNWOOD) / who died September 19TH 1908 / aged 64 years. / Not lost but gone
before. / Also of / CHARLOTTE BOWEN, / beloved wife of the above / who died
September 10th 1934. / aged 91 years / Peace perfect peace.
40 K&Recumbent Cross, SS, CW lead lettering, MA.
[North kerb] Also of JOSEPH LEWIS / who died March 24. 1888 aged 38 years.
[East kerb] They shall be mine saith the Lord of Hosts / in that day when I
make up my jewels. [Malachi 3:17] [South kerb] Sacred to the memory of SARAH
JANE LEWIS. / who entered into rest April 12. 1924 aged 71 years. [West kerb
- no inscription]
41 H, SS, CW, LS.
In / loving memory / of / WILLIAM ECKLEY, / (THE PITCH FARM, DILWYN) / who
departed this life January 5th / 1908, / aged 64 years. / His toils are
passed, his work is done, / And he is fully blessed: / He fought the fight the
victory won, / And entered into rest. / also ESTHER ECKLEY, / the dearly
beloved wife of the above / who departed this life March 27th / 1934, / in her
81ST year. / Peace, perfect peace
42 H, SS, M, LS.
In loving memory of / CATHERINE / wife of JAMES EVANS, / of THE HURST in this
Parish, / who died AugST 9. 1890, / in her 36TH year. / Be ye also ready for
in such an hour as ye / think not the Son of Man cometh. [Matthew 24:44] /
Also of / MARY GREGG / daughter of the late / JOHN GREGG, / of THE HURST, /
who died Oct. 17. 1916, / aged 76 years. / Peace perfect peace.
43 H&K, SS, M, MA. Mason: PUGH.
In / loving memory / of / JOSEPH GRIFFIN / of UPPER DEWEL. / who died August
5. 1913. / in his 76TH year. / Come with me and rest. / Also his wife / ALTHEA
/ who died May 9. 1923 / Aged 79 years. / Peace perfect peace.
44 H, SS, M, LS.
In / loving memory of / CHARLES RICHARDS, / (of STOCKING FIELD) / who died
October 21. 1921 / aged 77 years. / Lord remember me. / Also of EMMA
ELIZABETH, / his wife / who died May 19. 1929 / aged 82 years.
45 H&K, SS, M lead lettering, MA. Mason: PUGH
In loving memory of / JOHN MILES, / (THE HAVEN, DILWYN) / who died October
30th 1913. / aged 58 years. / His end was peace. / Also his beloved wife /
MARY ANN MILES, / departed this life / January 7th 1936. / aged 77 years. /
Rest in the Lord.
46 H&K, SS, M lead lettering, MA.
In / loving memory / of / CHARLES COURTNEY GOUGH. / (BEDFORD HOUSE) / Late
SergT Major. K.S.L.I. / who died July 16TH 1913. / aged 69 years. / Also
FRANCES / wife of the above / who died Feb. 12TH 1944. /aged 82 years. / Also
SergT C.B.GOUGH son of above / 16TH Lancers who fell in France / March 23RD
1918 aged 26 years.
47 H, SD, M lead lettering, MA.
In memory of / ELIZA / the much loved wife of / ALEXANDER CHASTEL DE
BOINVILLE / who died 3RD FebY 1892. / Also of / ALEXANDER CHASTEL DE BOINVILLE
/ who died 11TH May 1898. / United forever. / " The gift of God is eternal
48 X&DK, SS, M lead lettering, MA.
[Step 1 - top step] In / loving memory / of NORAH KATHLEEN, / infant
daughter of / J. & M.E.LEWIS, [Step 2] (THE HAVEN) / who died NovR 3RD 1896,
/ aged 6 months. [Step 3] MARGARET JOYCE LEWIS, / born FebY 11TH 1903. /
called home March 1ST 1904. [Step 4] FREDERICK GEORGE LEWIS. / born March 5TH
1898, / called home Jany 10TH 1907. [Step 5] MARGARET ELEANOR LEWIS, / beloved
wife of JAMES LEWIS, HAVEN, DILWYN. / born March 12. 1865, passed away Nov.
22. 1932. [Step 6] "Peace, perfect peace." / Also the above JAMES LEWIS /
Born Aug. 18. 1862, passed away Feb. 19. 1937.
49 H, SS, CW, LS.
In / memory of / BEARTRICE CHILD, / who died Oct. 24. 1940. / Aged 82 years.
/ Safe, in God's keeping.
50 H&K, SS, CW, MA.
In / loving memory / of / ELIZA HELEN MELLOR, / who died SepR 29TH 1923, /
aged 70 years. / Also to the dear memory of / ETHEL HELEN, / daughter of the
above and wife of / SAMUEL PERCY BLACKMORE, / who died at PORT SAID NovR 21ST
1926. / aged 45 years. / and of FREDERICK MELLOR M.A. (CANTAB) / Vicar of this
Parish for 33 years. / who died JanY 13TH 1930 / aged 80 years.
51 H, SS, M, LS.
In loving memory of / JOHN MOYLE / who died February 9TH 1896 / aged 73
years. / "His end was peace." / Also of WILLIAM VALE, / Son-in-law of the
above / who died Feb. 4TH 1900 / Aged 50 Years. / Short toil :- Eternal Rest.
/ Also of JAMES WATTS, / who died Nov. 25TH 1909. aged 60. / And of ANN WATTS,
his wife / who died June 1ST 1910. Aged 61. / At rest.
52 H, SD, CW lead lettering, MA. Mason: PUGH LEO.
In / loving memory of / JAMES WILLIAMS, / who died Sep. 6. 1900, / aged 76.
/ "Blessed are the dead that die / in the Lord." / Also of ELIZABETH his wife
/ who died Feb. 6. 1917, / aged 87.
53 H, NS, CW, LS.
In loving memory of / MARY ANN LEWIS, / (of HAVEN) / who died February 1ST
1900. / aged 85 years. / Her end was peace.
54 H, SS, CW, LS.
In / loving memory / of / THOMAS GRIFFITHS / (late of THE FIRS) / who died
September 23RD / 1906, / aged 80 years. / Also of / MARTHA, / Wife of the
above / who died July 1ST 1906. / aged 78 years.
55 K&Recumbent Cross, FA, MD lead lettering, MA. Mason: PUGH LEOR
[North kerb - no inscription] [East kerb] "He giveth his beloved sleep"
[South kerb] In loving memory of CHARLES HU[.]DLEY (LUNTLEY HOUSE) who passed
into rest July 9th 1908. aged 76 years. / Also of LUCY wife of the above who
died March 13th 1918, aged 79 years. [West kerb - missing]
56 H, SS, MD, LS.
In memory of ELIZA, / the beloved wife of / WILLIAM HOLDER, / (of HEADLAND)
/ Born December 1st 1856. / Died July 15TH 1917. / Peace perfect peace, with
loved / ones pass away / in Jesus' keeping we are safe / and they. / Also of
WILLIAM HOLDER, / who died NovR 29th 1919 / Aged 64.
57 P, SD, MD lead lettering, G.
[No indication of how much is missing here] / Also LILLIAN EMILY. / daughter,
/ died Sep. 3. 1939 / aged 63. Cremated / SOUTH LONDON / CREMATORIUM.
58 NOTICE BOARD, SS, M, R.
In memory of HAROLD WELLINGS.
59 SEAT, SS, M, Wood.
In Memory of WINIFRED HEMMING.
60 War Memorial, SS, M, U. Sculptor: STORR-BARBER
[North plinth, upper] The souls of the righteous / are in the hand of God.
And there / shall no torment touch them. / In the sight of the universe
they / seemed to die: and their departure / is taken for misery. And their
going / from us to be utter destruction: / but they are in peace. / Wisdom
III.1,2,3. [North plinth, lower. No inscription] [East plinth, upper] To the
honour and glory / of God, and in grateful remembrance of the men / of this
parish who made / the supreme sacrifice / in the Great War, and whose names
are written / here, this memorial is / erected by their relatives and
friends. [East plinth, lower] GEORGE NORMAN BEVAN. Pilot Officer R.A.F. /
killed July 31. 41. / ALBERT JOSEPH WATKINS. Boy 1. R.N. / Drowned Sep. 18.
39. [South plinth, upper].RR
L-------------------------!------!-----------!------- THOMAS LAMBERT HALL,
Corpl K.R.RIF.C. Sep.15.16 WALTER JAMES WOOD,Pte. Gordon H. Nov.14.16
HARLEY HARRY WILLIAMS, Gunr. R.F.A. Dec.26.16 DAVID JOHN MORRIS,Pte
. Herefd. R. Feb.14.17 JAMES JONES, " K.S.L.I. Apr. 9.17 HENRY
GRIFFITHS, " K.S.L.I. Apr.19.17 FREDERICK HENRY BANKS, "
Austn Apr.19.17 FREDERICK GEORGE DAVIES, " K.S.L.I. Jun. 2.17
JOHN POWELL, " Herefd. R. Aug. 6.17 GEORGE BURTON, " Worc. R.
Aug.17.17 WILLIAM VAUGHAN, " K.S.L.I. Sep. 2.17 CHARLES EVELYN HAYES,
" 2nd Bord.R. Oct.26.17 WILLIAM RICHARD MOORE, " Herefd. R.
Nov. 6.17 ARTHUR EVANS, " K.S.L.I. Dec. 1.17 BERTIE GOUGH, Sgt.
16th.Lncrs. Mar.23.18 THOMAS DAVIES,Pte. K.S.L.I. Apr.20.18 WILLIAM
BYWATER, " R.W.Fus. Apr.29.18 GEORGE SAVAGER," Herefd. R.
Jul.23.18 JOHN HARRIS, " Herefd. R. Jul.29.18 WALTER RICKETTS, Bombr
R.F.A. Aug. 9.18 WILLIAM THOMAS WILLIAMS, Pte. R.Ir.Rif. Oct.23.18
JAMES T. BAUGH, Lieut. Herefd. R. Nov. 3.18.RRL ! ! ! !
! ! ! ! R [South plinth, lower] 1939-1945 / JOHN ROBERT
BROWN, Dvr. R.A.M.C. Feb.28.43. / VI
CTOR C. EDWARDS. Corpl Welch R. Jan.28.42 [West plinth, upper] Who lives in
freedom falls / who dies if England lives. [West plinth, lower] STORR-BARBER,
INSIDE THE CHURCH.
101 FS, Worn Away, I, LS. * To THOS HEVER & his wife.
102 FS, Worn Away, J, LS.
B / [...]683 / [...]TVS POST FVNERA / W B / T H / VIVIT / AD / S[.]HAMMONDS
VICAR OF DILWINN MASTER OF [..]RIS[...]
103 FS, Worn Away, J, LS.
H M / 16 57 * HM is HENRY MUNN or MEENOR of SWANSTONE COURT, DILWYN.
104 FS, Worn Away, I, LS.
105 FS, Worn Away, J, LS.
BU : J[?]AC[?]ET[?] : THOM[.]S : [....] / QUORUM : [..] :
PROPI[?]C[?]I[?]ETUR : DEUS
106 WT, SS, CW, MA. There is the remains of a defaced crest at the foot of
Near this place / are interred the remains / of / FRANCES Countefs Dowager
of TYRCONNEL / who / died at the HOMME / ON THE 8TH day of November 1786 / in
the 56th year of her age.
107 FS, Worn Away, J, LS.
[No indication of how much is missing here] / November the 3 / 1690 / TR /
April the 18 / 1682 AR * Was in North Isle.
108 WT, SS, M, Wood. Royal Arms.
III / G R / Dieu et mon droit
109 WT, SS, N, LS. Arms. Mason: J. CLARK
To the Memory of / THOMAS PHILLIPS of NEWTON EfqR. / Son of Wm PHILLIPS Efqr
/ an old Inhabitant of this Parifh, / who died the 11th of March 1796, aged
73. / To the Labour of the Law / He prefered the Amufements of a rural life,
/ and was much refpected in his Neighbourhood, / of a religious and charitable
Difpofition, / and a frictly honeft Man: / He left the Dividends of £200 ftock
for ever, / to be laid out in Bread for the Ufe of / The poor of this Parifh,
/ and fettled Land of about 8 or £10 a year / on the Charity School here /
[........] his Life time / [..... * founded in his life time and with his
110 WT, SS, M [restored?], LS. Same arms as 109.
Underneath this / place lyeth the Body / of WM PHILLIPS of / NEWTON Efqr /
He was one of his / Majeftys Juftices of / the peace for this / County, And
alfo / High Sheriff in the / year 1736 And Died / May the 10TH 1752 Aged 68
/ Alfo MARY his Relict / who died April the 2d 1756 / Aged 70
111 WT, SS, I, MA. Mason: Wood / LEMSTER
* Beneath are deposited the remains of JAMES HENRY PHILEPOTTS Esqr (Late of
WEOBLEY) who departed this life 15th Septr 1820. AEtatis 90.
112 WT, SS, J, MA.
113 WT, SS, M, Brass. War memorial.
In proud and loving memory / of those who fell in the wars / 1914 - 1918 /
[Left column] THOMAS LAMBERT HALL K.R.R.C. WALTER JAMES WOODGORDON HIGHLDRS
HARLEY HARRY WILLIAMSR.F.A. DAVID JOHN MORRISHEREFD REGT. JAMES JONES
K.S.L.I. HENRY GRIFFITHS K.S.L.I. FREDERICK HENRY BANKS20TH BATT. B.I.F.
FREDERICK GEORGE DAVIES K.S.L.I. JOHN POWELL HEREFD REGT. GEORGE
BURTONWORCS. REGT. WILLIAM VAUGHAN K.S.L.I. CHARLES EVELYN HAYNES2ND BORD.
REGT. [Right column] WILLIAM RICHARD MOOREHEREFD REGT. ARTHUR EVANS K.S.L.I.
BERTIE GOUGH 16TH LANCS. THOMAS DAVIESK.S.L.I. WILLIAM BYWATER R.W.F.
GEORGE SAVAGER HEREFD REGT. JOHN HARRIS HEREFD REGT. WALTER RICKETTS
R.F.A. WILLIAM THOMAS WILLIAMS R.I.RIFLES JAMES T. BAUGH HEREFD REGT.
LEWIS EVANS GLOS. REGT. HERBERT LEE R.N. / 1939 - 1945 / [Left column]
ALBERT JOSEPH WATKINSR.N. GEORGE NORMAN BEVAN R.A.F. [Right column] VICTOR
C. EDWARDSWELSH REGT. JOHN ROBERT BROWNR.A.M.C.
114 WT, SS, CW, MA.
In memory of / GEORGE COLEMAN Esquire / a magistrate for this county / who
resided for many years at the HILLTOP / in this Parish / beloved and respected
by all who knew him / he died July 17[?] 1857 / in the 87th year of his age.
/ Also of HENRIETTA SARAH COLEMAN / relict of the above / who died Jan. 17
1862, aged 72 * has: he died July 1st 1857
115 WT, SS, M, MA. Mason: VICK
In memoriam LACONIS LAMBE de HENWOOD Arm / Quam AEdem a Solo erexit, / Et per
aestates XXXX  feliciter incoluit / Cum conjuge chara ELIZABETHA, /
JOHANNIS BERINGTON de WINSLEY Arm: / Filia primogenita; / Ex qua plurimos
suscepit Liberos. / Patriae Legibus versatus / Prothonotarii Civitatis
HEREFORDENSIS officio / Per multos annos functus est. / Tandem Negotio
solutus, et vitae fallacis satur, / Resurrectionis beatae Spei plenus, / Et
Salvatoris omnino fidens meritis, / Diem clausit supremum. / Anno Sal:
MVCCCVII : AEtat: suae 79. / Vir humilis, fragilis, flebilis, / Alme
Jesu, miserere mei! / Scipsit et obdormivit
116 WT, SS, M, MA.
In memory of / Capn JOHN LAMBE / a Native of this Parish / and late Commander
of the MELVILLE CAFTLE Indiaman / Who after a labourious Service for Twenty
years and upwards / was arrefted by the cruel Hand of death at BRUFSELLS /
(where his body lyes interred) / The 26 of Feb 1803 at the praemature[?] Age
of 34 years / To the great Lofs and Affliction of his Family and Friends /
Fili delecte vale! L.L.
117 WT, SS, M, MA.
LACON LAMBE Arm: / Justiciarius ad pacem conservandam / Paulo ante decefsum
afsignatus, / Vitam A.D. MDCCLXIV  HEREFORDIAE initam / In hac parochia
actam, / Apud WORTHING in agro SUFSEXIENSI / Anno sexagesimo quinto [65th]
morte complevit / Ibi sepultus est / In coemeterio de BROADWATER.
118 WT, SS, MD, MA
Subtus conduntor reliquiae / MARGARETTAE LAMBE, / LACONIS LAMBE de BIDNEY
Gen: Uxoris dilectae, / in Qua, multae et praestantes Corporis Dotes, / Animi
plures et praestantiores / Emicuere / Pluchra, Pudica, Pia! / Quae tamen, /
Anno Aetatis tricefimo secundo [32nd] nondum peracte / eheu quam breve
spatium! / Septimo [7th] Die Febn Anno 1760. / Animam Coelo reddidit.
119 WT, SS, CW, Wood.
Benefacions to the poor of DILWYN for ever / In y. year / 1733 THOS CARPENTER
Esqr of the HOMME be. / queathed to decayed Labourers the yearly sum of £2=0=0
/ THOS FRAZER Gent; left to poor Widows the / annual Profits of certain pieces
of land near / the HILL TOP; now set for £1=15=0 / 1778 Mrs MARY MARLOWE left
to the poor condi / tionally the yearly sum of £0=13=10 / 1799 THOS PHILLIPS
Esqr of NEWTON; left the Inter / est of 200 £3 per cent, Consols; to be
annually / distributed in Bread; £6=0=0 / 1802 HENRY NEWTON Gent. of
WORCESTER; left / the Intereft of £100 now vefted in the New / 4 per cent; to
be annually given in Bread; £4=4=0 / 1863 WILLIAM HARRIS of the CROSS HOUSE
/ in the Parish of DILWYN, Gentleman / bequeathed, in trust, to the Minister
and / Churchwardens £100, which stands inves / ted by them in the New 3 per
cent, / annuities producing £108 s19 d9, stock, the / annual interest of which
he directed / to be given in coals at Christmas yearly / to the poor people
living in the said / Parish, a
t the discretion of the said / Minister and Churchwardens. £3=5=0 /
Benefactions to the Church School of DILWYN for evr / In y. year / 1778 Mrs
MARLOWE left on certain conditions, / for the Support, of a School, the yearly
sum of £1=7=9 / 1788 LACON LAMBE Esqr late of HENWOOD, but / now of HEREFORD;
gave towards the Endowment / of a School payable from certain Lands in this
/ Parish; the yearly sum of £5=0=0 / 1793 THOS PHILLIPS Esqr then living at
NEWTON, / gave for the same good Purpose the yearly / Profits of Land calle
DRAKE MOOR in this / Parish and now let for £9=0=0 / 1820 In aid of thofe
Bendictions, (an addition to / which is much to be wifhed) there are some
annual Subscriptions, amounting to about £4=4=0 / 1821 JAS HENRY PHILPOTTS
Efqr bequeathed / £40 to the School of DILWYN which (the Legacy / Tax
deducted) is invefted in the New 4 per Cents, in the names of SAML PEPLOE Efqr
& THOS RUFSELL / Vicar and yields per Ann. £1=10=6 / 1870 THOS CORFIELD of the
GREAT HOUSE in / the Parish of DILWYN, Gentleman, on / S. James' Day, gave
£100 to the Vicar and Church / -warde
ns, which was by them invested in the Cosolidated £3 per cent annuities,
purchas / ing Stock to the value of £111=17=7, the interest / to be given
annually at Christmas, at their / discretion, to the Poor of this Parish.
120 W, SS, M.
This window was / restored in memory of / The Reverend PETER D. REES / Vicar
of DILWYN 1980 - 86 / Easter 1989
121 W, SS, M. Signed: MICHAEL COLTON / HEREFORD / 1987
This window was restored / in memory of the / Reverend MICHAEL THOMAS / Vicar
of DILWYN 1973 - 1979 / Michaelmas 1987
122 WT, SS, M, R.
This pulpit is dedicated to the / service of Almighty God, and placed / in
this Church at its restoration. / A.D.1867. by the Rev. DR HEATHER, Vicar.
123 Recumbent figure of knight, no inscription.
* It is said to be a TALBOT.
124 WT, SS, M, R.
The North West Window of this Chancel is / filled with stained glass in
memory of MR / THOMAS CORFIELD of the GREAT HOUSE, DILWYN / by the
Subscriptions of his friends. / Born November VI , A.D. MDCCLXXVI .
/ Died August XII , A.D. MDCCCLXX  + / He was a liberal contributor
to the DILWYN / Organ Fund, the Parochial and other Charities / and bequeathed
the residue of his Personal / Estate to various Philanthropic Institutions.
125 WT, SS, M, R.
To the glory of God / and in / loving memory of / The Reverend / FREDERICK
MELLOR M.A. Cantab. / for 33 years / Vicar of this Parish / 1891 - 1924 / died
13 January 1930 / and of HELEN his wife / died 29 September 1923 / a mark of
esteem / from parishioners and friends / The memory of the just is blessed.
126 WT, SS, M, R.
The East Window / of this Church / was filled with stained Glass / A.D. 1866.
/ by former Parishioners and other friends of / The Reverend JAMES POWELL,
M.A. / JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD. / who for the period of fifty years faithfully
/ discharged the duties of Curate of this Parish / Born 24 March 1788. / Died
26 May 1866.
127 WT, SS, M, Slate.
JOHN TYLER Efqr / Obijt / Janye 1ft 1737 / Aged 34
128 WT, SS, M, R.
The Sanctuary / Windows of this Church / were filled with stained Glass /
A.D. 1869, in memory of / The Revd SAMUEL POWELL, M.A., / Rector of STRETFORD,
/ Born 6 June 1790, Died 23 Sept. 1869, / and also of MARY ANN POWELL, / Born
7 Dec. 1792, Died 28 Mar. 1867, / by the subscriptions of their many friends
/ as a testimony of respect and esteem.
129 WT, SS, M, R.
The South West / Window of this Chancel / is filled with stained Glass / In
memory of / LACON WILLIAM LAMBE, Esqr, M.D., J.P., / formerly of GONIRLLE and
CAUIS COLL. CAMB. / and HENWOOD in this Parish; / The eldest son of WILLIAM
LAMBE, Esqr, M.D. / of HENWOOD, and sometime fellow of S. JOHN'S COLL. CAMB.
/ by the subscription of his Tenantry and Friends, / Born July 18th A.D. 1797,
died June 20th A.D. 1871 / at TORQUAY in the County of DEVON. / he was
generous to the poor, a liberal contributor / to all Parochial objects, and
diligent and / conscientious in the discharge / of both his public, and /
130 Small plate on service book cupboard, SS, M, R.
In memory of / WILLIAM T. PRICE
RECORDED ONLY IN THE MARSHALL PAPERS
On the West wall:
151 WT, FA, CW, MA
Sacred to the memory of THOMAS PHILLIPS Esq. of NEWTON COURT in this parish
who departed this life Dec. 15. 1834, Aged 54. Also of MARY his widow
daughter of SAMUEL POWELL Esqr of HALES-OWEN who died June 7. 1848 aged 63.
In the Tower: There are some largely indecipherablememorials forming the
floor of the Tower Vestry. These areprobably these copied by Marshall.
152 WT, Wood
Neare this place, lye the body of THOMAS BENNETT, of LUNTLY, he Died. Jan ye
29 1744 Aged, 67. Also, ye body of CATHERIN ye Wife of THOMAS BENNETT Died
Octobr ye, 25. 1724 Aged 35. WILLIAM his Son, Died Decebr ye, 26. 1741. Aged
21. CATHERINE his Daughter, died July, ye, 21, 1754; Aged 35. Also ELINER
Wife of WM GILLEY, Mercer of LEMPSTER Daughter of THOS BENNET, Gent: deaparted
this Life, March ye 1st. 1759 Aged, 37.
The following are all described as "On a flat stone".
153 Here lyeth the body of ANN the wife of IOHN SKINNER who dyed the 15 daye
of Ivly Ao Dm 1682.
154 [MA]RGARET ......... [d]ied 29th of Ivne A:D 1685
155 [In hope] of Resurredtion to Eternal life Here lieth inter[red the body]
of EDWA[RD] ...... of NEW[TON who decea]ced ..... 29 1711 [Aged] 24
156 Here lyeth the body of ALEXANDER the son of RICHARD MVNN [and IA]NE his
wife [who w[as inter]red De]cember 23 [An]no 16.. Memento Mori for that I
am so mvst yvo be O then prepare to follow me.
157 ...... the 5 ...... GEORGE ..... [BRA]DFORD ......
158 Underneath Are deposited the Remains of THOMAS BOWYEA who died June 30th
18.. Aged 73 years.
159 Here lieth the Body of JANE the Wife of The Revd THOMAS EVANS Vicar of
this Parish; An affectionate Wife a tender Mother, and a Virtuous Woman. She
departed this Life the 27th of Feb: 1752 in the 40th Year of her age. In
Memory of THOMAS EVANS Clerk. M.A. Vicar of BROMYARD, And of KINGS PYON many
Years Vicar of this Parish. A Man Generous to his Friends, hospitable to all
his Aquaintance, and charitable to the Poor OB: 27 Mar: 1767 AEtat. 59. In
memory of MARGARET EVANS Relict of THOMAS EVANS, Clerk, M.A. od. 15th October
1783 AEtat 72.
160 A gallery was erected at the West end of the church in 1632. The
following inscription was on the balustrade:
Vive ut vivas. THOMAS MUNN, and THOMAS BOWYEAR, and RICHARD ROSS Church
Wardens. Iat cite si bene.
161 One of the bells is inscribed:
RICHARD BRADFORD & THOMAS SHEWARD Ch. Wardens.
Credits and Copyright
DATE OF EARLIEST REGISTER: 1588
Team office address: The Priory Office, Leominster. telephone: 0568 612 124
RECORDING DATES: July - September 1992.
CUT OFF DATE: 1923, when a new burial ground opened across the road.
RECORDER & TYPIST: Alec Whitfield of Dilwyn who also checked the typescript against the memorials.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCE: The George Marshall Papers. Hereford County Record Office reference K38/cd/5/Box 1. These include details of the monuments inside Dilwyn Church. Generally they are accurate, and have been cross checked with the actual monuments. Additional information from the Marshall Papers is marked with an asterisk *. A number of monuments that have not survived are also recorded. These are numbered 151 onwards. The Papers include heraldic details.
COPIES DEPOSITED WITH: Hereford Record Office, Hereford City Library, Incumbent, Hereford's Deputy Diocesan Secretary, Society of Genealogists, Herefordshire Family History Society.
22 December 1992