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Help and advice for YORKSHIRE: Yorkshire Graveyard strays, transcribed by Mel Towler, Posted: July to December 2001.

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YORKSHIRE: Yorkshire Graveyard strays, transcribed by Mel Towler, Posted: July to December 2001.

ADSTON
Found amongst the headstones in St Mary's churchyard at Bagby. Bagby is in
the parish of Kirby Knowle, NRY and is about 2 miles east of Thirsk.
Thornton le Beans is in the parish of North Otterington and is a few miles
south of Northallerton.

"In affectionate remembrance of Esther ADSTON of Thornton le Beans who died
October 3rd 1874 aged 75 years
Also of Robert ADSTON husband of the above who died April 20th 1848 aged 60
years
Also of Ann FISHER mother of the above who died November 16th 1856 aged 90
years"


ATKINSON
Found amongst the headstones in St Wilfred's churchyard at South Kilvington
[NRY], next door to Thirsk.

"In memory of John ATKINSON of South Kilvington, late of 17 Laurence
Pountney Hill, London who died December 12th 1871 in the 70th year of his
age
The memory of the just is blessed
Also Catherine wife of the above John ATKINSON who died August 1st 1880 aged
67 years
Behold I have refined thee but not with silver, I have chosen thee in the
furnace of afflictions"


ATKINSON
Found amongst the headstones in St Wilfrid's churchyard at Kirby Knowle, a
few miles north east of Thirsk, also nestling on the lower slopes of the
moors. Kirkbymoorside, a small market town betwixt Helmsley and Pickering.

"Sacred to the memory of George ATKINSON of Kirkbymoorside, Merchant, who
died November 9th 1827 aged 41 years.
I know that my redeemer liveth"


BAILEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Oswald's church, Guiseley, Leeds, WRY
Gargrave is to the north of Skipton

"In memory of the Rev James BAILEY late of Gargrave in Craven who died in
this Town July 12th 1785 in the 67th year of his age
Also of Mary wife of the aforesaid Rev James BAILEY who died February 9th
1787 in the 69th year of her age
Dorothy their daughter died February 6th 1770 in the 15th year of her age"


BATESON
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter's churchyard at Rawdon, WRY

"In remembrance of Isaac BATESON of Armley, Borough of Leeds in this County
who died August 23rd 1869 aged 74 years
To the glory of God
In remembrance of Hannah wife of Isaac BATESON who died September 11th 1843
aged 48 years"


BERRY
Thank you to everyone who contributed to my two recent questions - the 1881
lookup and the whereabouts of Burley Villa. A wonderful response with some
more leads for me to follow..........

Today's stray was found in All Saints churchyard at Ledsham, WRY.
Swillington, a parish in its own right is on the eastern outskirts of Leeds.

"In memory of Thomas BERRY of Swillington who departed this life July the
17th 1838 aged 48 years"


BERWICK
Found amongst the headstones in All Saints churchyard at Helmsley.
Those kind souls on the Scottish list can tell you where Auchtermuchty and
Greenock are...........

"James BERWICK born at Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire November 29th 1795
Died at York December 14th 1870 aged 75 years
Also Margaret Dow his wife
Born at Greenock May 20th 1794
Died at York April 11th 1871 aged 76 years"


BIRD
Another new venue! I found this one amongst the headstones in St Michael's
churchyard, Headingley, Leeds, WRY. Headingley being famous for the home of
Yorkshire cricket. The county of Cumberland - the north west corner of
England.

"In memory of Mary youngest daughter of Samuel and Ann BIRD of Aiket Gate,
Cumberland who died at Headingley October 30th 1857 aged 24 years
In the midst of life we are in death"


BOYCE
Found amongst the headstones in St Laurence churchyard at Scalby, near
Scarborough.

"Sacred to the memory of Peter BOYCE of Spalding in the County of Lincoln.
Master Mariner who was drowned near Cloughton Wyke by a gale of wind,
December 20th 1837 aged 31 years
He was an affectionate husband and father kind"


BREWIS
Found amongst the headstones in St Mary's churchyard at Kilburn, NRY.
Kilburn is nestled at the bottom of the Sutton Bank escarpment, and directly
below the White Horse, that well known Yorkshire landmark. And on a clear
day I can see it from my back garden! The figure cut in the chalk hillside
is gi-normous, and if my memory serves me right, I think it is now about 150
years old. No doubt someone on the list will be able to expand on the
history - if required.

West Hartlepool is now in Cleveland, but prior to 1974 was in the county of
Durham.

"Here rests in hope John BREWIS late of West Hartlepool. Born March 3rd
1845. Died April 13th 1917.
Though he were dead yet he should live
And Mary Heslop BREWIS his beloved wife. Born February 15th 1848. Died
October 31st 1916"

And finally, thank you to all those who replied to my recent question
concerning the occupation of Master Baker. As always, very informative!
Best wishes,


BRIERLEY
Found amongst the headstones in the parish church of Wensley. Wensley, a
small village in Wensleydale, is a mile from the bustling market town of
Leyburn, NRY. Rochdale is just over the border in Lancashire.

"In memory of the Rev Isaac BRIERLEY who was born at Rochdale October 29th
1812 and who died at Leyburn March 22nd 1873.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation
Also Elizabeth wife of the above. Born March 14th 1822. Died at Pateley
Bridge February 14th 1902"


BROOKE
Found amongst the headstones in the parish church of Wensley. Wensley, a
small village adjacent to Leyburn, and in the heart of one of the better
known dales, Wensleydale.
Morley, now a suburb of Leeds, WRY

"In memory of Rev George BROOKE of Leyburn, formerly of Morley, near Leeds
who died on the 24th day of February 1855 aged 79 years.
He was an active and successful preacher of the Gospel for 33 years in the
Congregational Chapel at Leyburn and other places in the neighbourhood.
I shall arise."


BROWN
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter and St Felix churchyard at Kirkby
Ravensworth, NRY

"Sacred to the memory of Maria the affectionate wife of James BROWN of
Middlesbrough who departed this life December 8th 1846 aged 29 years.
Also their infant child James BROWN who departed this life at Whashton
February 3rd 1847"


BUCKLE
Found amongst the headstones in St Helen's churchyard at Ainderby Steeple,
near Northallerton
Thrintoft is an adjacent village to Ainderby Steeple
Carlton is a few miles south of Middleham

"In affectionate remembrance of Thomas Alfred BUCKLE late of Carlton in
Coverdale who died at Thrintoft November 24th 1883 aged 34 years"


BULMER
Found amongst the headstones in Otley cemetery. Arthington is about 5 to 6
miles east of Otley, WRY.

"Sacred to the memory of Thomas BULMER of Arthington who departed this life
March 19th 1863 aged 72 years"


BUSSEY
Merry Christmas everyone!

A new venue - St Stephen's at Kirkstall, Leeds, WRY. Someone is doing a
wonderful job of restoring this old churchyard. It was tremendously
overgrown and almost impossible to reach, let alone read any of the old
stones, but my visit yesterday was a delight as many of the headstones have
now been exposed. Long may this wonderful work continue.

"In affectionate remembrance of George BUSSEY of Kirkstall [late of Ripon]
who died May 2nd 1879 aged 73 years
To be with Christ which is far better
Also Maria wife of the above who died April 16th 1890 aged 84 years"


BUTTERFIELD
It's snowing! Yippee!

Found amongst the headstones in St Mary's chruchyard at Kilburn, NRY
nestling on the lower slopes of Sutton Bank, near Thirsk. East Scrafton is
in the parish of Coverham, Coverdale. Find Middleham, and go south-west a
short way!

"Erected in memory of Thomas BUTTERFIELD late of East Scrafton who died at
Hambleton on Tuesday 24th May 1859 aged 68 years"


CALLADINE
Found amongst the headstones in St Nicholas churchyard at Husthwaite, near
Easingwold

"In affectionate remembrance of John Dennis CALLADINE of Carlton Husthwaite,
late of Wakefield who died December 16th 1866 aged 57 years
Prepare to meet thy God"

I am sorry for the recent sporadic nature of my Strays. At present I seem to
be working away from home, more and more. When I drop in at home, I will try
and send a Stray - and let's hope I can resume my daily postings in the near
future.
Best wishes,


CLARK
Found amongst the headstones in St James'churchyard at Silsden, WRY
Galloway is now named Dumfries and Galloway and is a county in south west
Scotland

"In memory of John son of John and Ann CLARK in the county of Galloway,
North Britain who died July 9th 1838 in the 75th year of his age
Also Grace relict of the above John CLARK who died August 7th 1845 in the
80th year of her age"


CLUDERAY
I know we have had CLUDERAY searchers on Yorksgen before, but I can't for
the life of me, remember who it is. Whatever, I hope you are still on-line.

Found amongst the headstones of All Saints churchyard at Bramham, WRY - an
absolute wealth of strays! Spacey House[s] is on the perimeter of Harrogate,
on the Leeds side.

"Sacred to the memory of Charles CLUDERAY son of Stephen and Mary CLUDERAY
of Spacey House who departed this life December 1st 1827 aged 19 years
Short was my time, the longer is my rest
God call'd me hence because he thought best"


COSER
Found amongst the headstones in All Saints churchyard at Crathorne, NRY

I think Stockton is in the county of Durham - but please forgive me if I am
incorrect. Please feel free to forward this msg on to other appropriate
lists.

"Sacred to the memory of Jane wife of Thomas COSER of Stockton upon Tees who
departed this life August 29th 1819 aged 79 years
Also of the above named Thomas COSER who departed this life December 5th
1819 aged 79 years"


COSTOBADIE
Found amongst the headstones in the parish church of Wensley. Wensley, a
small village in Wensleydale, is a mile from the bustling market town of
Leyburn, NRY. Cambridgeshire - a county in the eastern parts of England.

"Sacred to the memory of Rev. Jacob COSTOBADIE M.A. formerly rector of
Graveley and vicar of Swasey in Cambridgeshire. On the death of his father
he became rector of Wensley over which parish he presided 26 years
fulfilling his duty in Christian Humility.
He died on the 8th day of November 1828 aged 70 years leaving his family
that blessed hope and consolation ever attendent on the death of a good man.
Deposited in the same grave are the remains of Anne wife of the above Rev.
Jacob COSTOBADIE. She died on the 30th day of December 1856 aged 83 years"


CROSSLEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Thomas churchyard at Sutton in Craven,
NRY. Sutton being close to Kildwick and Steeton. Horton is a suburb of the
city of Bradford, WRY.

"In affectionate remembrance of Robert Swaine CROSSLEY of Horton, Bradford
who died June 4th 1898 aged 68 years. Also Mary CROSSLEY who died November
1st 1903 aged 76 years"


DENNISON
Found amongst the headstones in St Paul's churchyard at Drighlington, WRY
Pudsey in the parish of Calverley, WRY, sits between Bradford and Leeds [if
you use your imagination!]
Pudsey Bear of "Children in Need" fame, is named after this village

"William DENNISON Esqr. of Pudsey died October 31st 1852 aged 75 years"


FLINT
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter's churchyard, Rawdon, Leeds, WRY
Aberford, WRY is south of Leeds on the Great North Road or A1

"In memory of Frances the wife of the late William FLINT of Aberford who
died September 2nd 1860 aged 74 years"


GEORGE
Found amongst the headstones in Knaresborough Parish Church, WRY [now North
Yorkshire]
For those who don't know - Suffolk is one of our eastern counties, below
Norfolk.

"In affectionate remembrance of Anna GEORGE late of Wenhaston, Suffolk who
died January 12th 1877 aged 81 years. Her end was peace"


GRAEME
Found amongst the headstones in St David's churchyard at Airmyn, near Goole,
WRY
Berwick upon Tweed is in Northumberland

"In memory of George GRAEME, late of Eymouth near Berwick upon Tweed, father
to Esther GIBSON of this place who departed this life the 17th day of April
17?7"


GRAHAM
Found amongst the headstones in Pateley Bridge cemetery, in beautiful
Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Bridgehouse Gate is the area in the town of Pateley,
close to the bridge over the river Nidd. Penrith is in the county of
Cumbria, northwest England.

"In loving memory of John GRAHAM late of Blencow, Penrith who died at
Bridgehouse Gate January 24th 1899 aged 53 years"

If there are any claimants, please let me know, and looking through my
records I have one other GRAHAM stray. If anyone is interested in the
surname and would like it, just drop me a reply.


GRAY
Found amongst the headstones in St Michael's churchyard at Coxwold, near
Easingwold

"In memory of Elizabeth the daughter of Amy GRAY of the city of York who
died on the 15th day of October 1832 in the 20th year of her age"


HACKSTON
Found amongst the headstones in St Thomas', Sutton in Craven, NRY. Sutton
being close to Keighley and Kildwick. Manchester, a city on the county of
Lancashire.

"In loving memory of William HACKSTON of Higher Broughton, Manchester. Born
April 24th 1850. Died September 25th 1902
Also of Thomas son of the above. Born June 21st 1888. Killed in action near
Kemmel, Belgium April 30th 1918.
Also of Sarah Ann wife of the above William HACKSTON. Born August 11th 1850.
Died December 31st 1919.
Also Isabel Elizabeth daughter of the above. Born November 13th 1886. Died
October 23rd 1942"


HEPPLE
Found amongst the headstones in St James' churchyard at Silsden, in the
parish of Kildwick, WRY
Hull is in the ERY and if you need more information try this Genuki link
/big/eng/YKS/ERY/Hull/index.html

I don't know the connection between the surnames, HEPPLE, HARTHILL and
THORP. Perhaps you do!

"In loving memory of Sarah Ann the beloved wife of Robert HEPPLE of Hull who
died August 4th 1892 in her 42nd year
Though absent she is not forgotten
Also of Caroline wife of William HARTHILL who died June 19th 1882 in her
56th year
Also of Caroline wife of George THORP who died May 31st 1879 in her 31st
year"


HOLLINGS
Found amongst the headstones in St Ricarius churchyard, Aberford, WRY.

"In memory of John HOLLINGS of Bradford who departed this life December 23rd
1849 in the 44th year of his age
Also of Robert William son of the above who died May 2nd 1847 aged 10
months"


HOLT
Found amongst the headstones in Pateley Bridge cemetery, in the beautiful
Nidderdale!
Northallerton, in the NRY, is to the north east of Pateley, about 25 miles
distant.

"In loving memory of Thomas HOLT, Pateley Bridge, formerly of Northallerton.
Born January 7th 1832. Died December 11th 1896. Thy will be done.
Also Kate daughter of the above. Born August 27th 1863. Died August 7th 1903
Also Elizabeth wife of the above Thomas HOLT. Born September 29th 1844. Died
June 6th 1919.
Also Harry son of the above Thomas HOLT. Born June 18th 1862. Died February
21st 1922."


HOPKINSON
Found amongst the headstones at St Paul's parish church at Drighlington,
WRY.
Huddersfield is just down the road.

"In memory of Joseph HOPKINSON of Huddersfield who died April 12th 1857 in
the 67th year of his age"


HORSMAN
Found amongst the headstones in Pateley Bridge Cemetery, in beautiful
Nidderdale.

"In memory of Mary HORSMAN of Rochdale in Lancashire who died July 4th 1860
aged 72 years
Also of John HORSMAN son of the above Mary HORSMAN who died March 11th 1853
aged 29 years"


IBBETSON
Found amongst the headstones in Yeadon Cemetery, WRY
Brighouse is in the parish of Halifax, WRY

"In memory of Mary Ann wife of Henry IBBETSON, Crow Trees, Rastrick,
Brighouse who died 19th March 1895 aged 87 years
Also of the above Henry IBBETSON who died 18th November 1898 aged 72 years
Also of Maria Helena daughter of the above who died 30th May 1908 aged 53
years"


JOHNSON
Found amongst the headstones in the parish church of Wensley. Wensley, a
small village in Wensleydale, is a mile from the bustling market town of
Leyburn, NRY. Aysgarth is the neighbouring parish, a little further up the
dale. Manchester is that metropolis, and once would have said it was located
in the county of Lancashire.

"Sacred to the memory of Thomas JOHNSON of Spickles, near West Burton in the
parish of Aysgarth in Bishopdale who died at Manchester August 25th 1823
aged 36 years"


JONES
Found amongst the headstones in the churchyard at St Oswald's, Guiseley,
Leeds, WRY

"In memoriam Frederick Denbigh JONES M.D. late of Washington in the County
of Durham.
Died at his sisters, Mrs J SMITH's, New Dykes, Guiseley, September 26th 1877
aged 58 years
He had three testimonials presented to him for his private worth and medical
skill
Also of Hannah Denbigh the beloved wife of Joseph SMITH and sister of the
above
of New Dykes, Guiseley who died September 14th 1896 aged 72 years
Also of the above named Joseph SMITH who died January 5th 1904 aged 78
years"


KEIGHLEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Oswald's churchyard at Guiseley, Leeds,
WRY

"In affectionate remembrance of Walter the beloved and eldest son of James
and Sophia KEIGHLEY of Ilkley who died July 17th 1879 aged 16 years
Also Sophia wife of James KEIGHLEY who died August 19th 1889 aged 46 years"


KERR
I found this headstone in Otley, WRY Cemetery, and after several hours of
unsuccessful web-searching for Barbiston, but just an inkling, I decided to
contact the Ayrshire list. Several of their listers suggest that Barbiston,
may be Barbieston, near to Coylton in Ayrshire, Scotland. I certainly can't
find any connection with Yorkshire, and have scoured the maps around Otley
for the name, but all to no avail. I stand to be corrected if we have anyone
who knows......but whatever, I hope my "strays" belong to someone out there.

"In memory of Martha McLannahan KERR, born at Barbiston. Died at Otley June
25th 1883 aged 69 years
Also of Samuel Hyslop KERR PHD, MA for 40 years principal of the Collegiate
School, Otley. Died at Crawick, Budleigh Salterton, Devon January 1st 1918
in the 92nd year of his age. Interred at Budleigh Salterton."


LOCKEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter and St Felix churchyard at Kirby
Ravensworth, north of Richmond, NRY

"Sacred to the memory of John the son of John and Hannah LOCKEY, late of
Darlington who died June 4th 1834 aged 15 years. Also of Hannah the daughter
of James and Hannah HEDLEY of Fox Hall who died April 3rd 1824 aged 9 weeks"


LOWTHIAN and SCARR
Goodness knows how these SURNAMES fit together. The transcription gives us
no clues, but they just may give someone a new lead.
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter's churchyard at Addingham, WRY
[between Skipton and Ilkley]. Carlisle, of course, is in the county of
Cumbria - the north west extremities of England.

"In remembrance of Mary LOWTHIAN of Carleton House, Carlisle who died April
28th 1866 aged 77 years
Also of Sarah SCARR of Leeds who died August 7th 1867 aged 75 years
Also of George WITHAM of Addingham who died September 20th 1873 aged 78
years"


LUMLEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Wilfrid's churchyard at South Kilvington,
near Thirsk, NRY
Stockton is near to Middlesbro'

"Sacred to the beloved memory of Jane the wife of John LUMLEY of Stockton
her tender soul left this world of care on Thursday January 15th 1818 aged
21 years"


LUMLEY
Found amongst the headstones in the churchyard of St Michael's at Cold
Kirby, on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, overlooking Thirsk.
Carlton Miniott is to the west of Thirsk

"In loving memory of Mary Ann beloved wife of William LUMLEY of Carlton
Miniott who died May 30th 1891 aged 55 years
Also Eliza Annie daughter of the above who died January 19th 1886 aged 22
years
Also George son of the above who died March 24th 1899 aged 37 years
Also William LUMLEY husband of the first named who died May 22nd 1903 aged
71 years"


MARSHALL
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter's churchyard at Rawdon, WRY
Meanwood is now an inner suburb of the city of Leeds, and a few weeks ago
was a discussion topic on Yorksgen. Search the archives and Genuki if you
want to find more.

"In memory of Martha MARSHALL late of Meanwood who died November 17th 1856
aged 75 years"


MAYNARD
Found amongst the headstones in St Mary Magdalene churchyard at Campsall,
near Doncaster, WRY

"In memory of Mary, eldest daughter of the late J C MAYNARD Esq. of London
who died in this parish on the 17th day of May 1840 in the 49th year of her
age"


MIDGLEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Thomas churchyard at Brompton, near
Northallerton [NRY]
Winton is in the parish of Kirby Sigston, a few miles to the east of
Northallerton
East Keswick is in the parish of Harewood, a few miles to the north of Leeds
[WRY]
Rufforth is a parish in its own right a few miles to the west of the city of
York

"In affectionate remembrance of William MIDGLEY of Stank Grange, Winton,
late of East Keswick who died October 3 1872 aged 79 years
Also John MIDGLEY, son of Henry MIDGLEY, late of Rufforth Grange and
grandson to the above who died March 11 1865 aged 11 years"

Please don't forget to tell me if you can claim any of my "strays".


MITCHELL [nee COLLINSON]
Found amongst the headstones in St Oswald's churchyard at Guiseley, Leeds,
WRY

"In memory of M A MITCHELL nee COLLINSON of London daughter of the Rev John
COLLINSON MA MD. Born March 21st 1811 who died at Guiseley August 19th 1886"


MORRITT
Found amongst the headstones in All Saints churchyard at Ledsham, WRY.
Ledsham is close to Pontefract and just off the Great North Road, the A1.
Allerton Bywater is in the parish of Kippax, WRY and is now a suburb of the
city of Leeds and situated on its eastern extremities.

"In affectionate remembrance of George MORRITT, Allerton Bywater who died
July 29th 1861 aged 58 years"


McAVOY
I found this one in the churchyard of Knaresborough Parish church,
Knaresborough, WRY. Someone, quite along way from home.

"In memory of Mary McAVOY late of Dainsforth, Kilkenny, Ireland who died at
Knaresborough April 9th 1864 aged 75 years
Rest in Peace"


NORRIS
Found amongst the headstones in Pateley Bridge cemetery - on a wonderful
warm and clear autumnal day. The view from the top of the cemetery is just
breathtaking - the leaves are just beginning to change colour. Below you
have the rooftops of Pateley and in the distance, up the valley, a small
glimpse of Gouthwaite Reservoir, and down the valley, lush fields dotted
with cattle and sheep. What a place to end your days!

"In memory of Jane NORRIS of Yeadon who died March 17th 1875 aged 56 years
Also of Christopher NORRIS who died November 17th 1889 aged 81 years"


NOTTINGHAM
Spotted amongst the headstones in St Ricarius churchyard at Aberford, WRY

"In memory of Jane wife of William NOTTINGHAM who departed this life June
7th 1849 aged 53 years
Also of Emma NOTTINGHAM of Halifax who departed this life October 7th 1876
aged 55 years"


ODDY
Found amongst the headstones in St Peter's at Rawdon, WRY.

"In memory of Mary ODDY wife of James ODDY of Clifton near Otley who
departed this life the 19th day of December 1762 in the 45th year of her age
Also to the memory of the above named James ODDY who resigned his breath the
19th day of January 1781 in the 80th year of his age
Likewise Maria Frances daughter of Michael ODDY of Esholt who died in her
infancy"


PRITCHARD
Found amongst the headstones in Pateley Bridge cemetery, in beautiful,
autumnal Nidderdale
Starbeck is now a suburb of Harrogate, and betwixt High Harrogate and
Knaresborough.

"In loving memory of John PRITCHARD of Millfield House, Starbeck who died
September 17th 1907 aged 42 years
Also Mary PRITCHARD died November 17th 1925"


RIDSDALE
Found amongst the headstones in the churchyard at Knaresborough Parish
Church

"Sacred to the memory of George RIDSDALE of Bradford who departed this life
on the 6th day of December 1842 aged 44 years"


SMITH
Yes, another one! SMITH!
I don't think I have ever been successful in having a claimant for a SMITH
stray, but I am ever hopeful.
Thorp Arch is very close to Wetherby, WRY, which in turn is about 10 miles
south of Knaresborough, WRY.
This stray was found amongst the headstones in the grounds of Knaresborough
Parish church.

"Richard SMITH Esq late of the City of London died at Thorp Arch 31st
October 1812 aged 74 years"


STARKEY
Found amongst the headstones in Yeadon Cemetery, WRY
For those who are unsure of the location of Braintree - Essex is a county
to the east of London.
http://www.nivek.cwc.net/genuki/ESS/

"In loving memory of James STARKEY of Braintree, Essex, late of Yeadon.
Born February 26th 1846. Died July 25th 1897. His end was peace.
Also Frances wife of the above died August 9th 1933 in her 83rd year. At
rest."


STUART
Found amongst the headstones in St David's churchyard at Airmyn, near Goole,
WRY

"In memory of Jannet STUART native of Valleyfield, County of Fife, Scotland
who died at Goole March 9th 1838 aged 18 years"


SUNLEY
Found amongst the headstones in St Mary's churchyard at Kilburn, NRY
Dunnington is is the ERY, but only a few miles to the east of York city
centre.
Coxwold is also in the NRY and just a few miles down the road from Kilburn

"In affectionate remembrance of Mary the beloved wife of Henry SUNLEY. Born
at Dunnington June 26th 1816. Died at Kilburn July 31st 1882.
Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of
man cometh
Henry SUNLEY the beloved husband of the above. Born at Coxwold August 17th
1815. Died at Kilburn October 7th 1882.
His end was peace"


SWANN
Found amongst the headstones in St Ricarius churchyard at Aberford, WRY

"Henry SWANN. Born at York October 2nd 1768. Died at Abberford July the 4th
1809"


TOWL
Hi Diane
I haven't an answer to your 1881 census look-up, but I knew the exact
whereabouts of a headstone with this very surname, TOWL. I suppose it had
stuck in my mind because it is on my home ground, Harrogate, and its
closeness to my own surname.

Whatever, I am happy to share it with you, and only hope it belongs to you!
Do you think it may do?

Found amongst the headstones in Christ Church churchyard, Harrogate.
Unfortunately, it is slightly weathered - if I had to have the best guess at
the year of his death I would say 1840.

This is what I could read:

"In memory of Thomas TOWL of Boxton Wood, Lincolnshire who died at Harrogate
the 6th of ?????? 18?0 aged 51 years. ???????????????????????????????
WHITAKER Esq of ????????? Hill, Yorkshire by upon this stone is erected in
testimony of the high regard in which he was held by his Master and his
Master's family as an uniformly steady, diligent and faithful servant"


WALKER
Found amongst the headstones in St Paul's churchyard at Drighlington, WRY

"In loving remembrance of Walker WALKER Esq Solicitor, late of No 3
Cliffords Inn, London who departed this life July 15th 1873 at the house of
his cousins Messrs SNOWDON, Moor End, Adwalton, in the 73rd year of his age
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"


WALL
I thought I would post this one today, seeing as Bishop Monkton has been a
regular topic of emails recently. I found this stray in St Peter's
churchyard at Addingham [between Ilkley and Skipton]. Bishop Monkton being
between Harrogate and Ripon - and the spelling is just as it is inscribed on
the headstone......

"Sacred to the memory of Richard and Jane WALL of Bishop Monckton who
resteth under this stone. Jane died August 1st 1848 aged 36 years. Richard
died September 1st 1848 in the 43rd year of his age.
Also 4 of their children who died in their infancy.
Also of Mary Ann daughter of the above and wife of Edwin THORNBER who died
February 26th 1883 in the 38th year of her age"


WATSON
Found amongst the headstones in All Saints churchyard at Brompton By Sawdon,
ERY
Butterwick is in the parish of Foxholes, a few miles to the north of
Pickering

"Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth wife of Thomas WATSON, and daughter of
Matthew and Elizabeth WILSON of Butterwick who departed this life April 27th
1889 aged 42 years
Slumbering softly on a Saviours breast
This head has found its long last rest
Each conflict of the war is done
And Heavens immortal crown is won"


WILSON
Found amongst the headstones in St Wilfrid's churchyard at South Kilvington,
near Thirsk

"In affectioante remembrance of Christopher WILSON of Osmotherley who died
Decemeber 20th 1871 aged 57 years"

Short and sweet...............


YEADON
I know we have had takers for this surname before, so here is another one.
Hope it creates a little stir with someone!

Found amongst the headstones in Yeadon Cemetery.

"In loving memory of Ann wife of Elijah YEADON of Shipley who died February
1st 1895 aged 59 years
Also of the above Elijah YEADON who died December 24th 1898 aged 61 years
Thy will be done"


YELLOW
Found amongst the headstones in St Mary's churchyard at Kilburn, NRY,
sheltering on the lower slopes of Sutton Bank, near Thirsk.

"In loving remembrance of Thomas YELLOW late of Nether Poppleton for 22
years schoolmaster of the above place. Also for 8 years schoolmaster of
Bagby. Died in Fountayne Street, York, December 20th 1879 aged 58 years.
Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his"

I know at least one claimant for this stray,



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