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Northam Church Monuments

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Location and details Date Surname Name of person Details on monument Burial register entry
Marble monument on west wall 1845 Nov 11 Wren Josias Wren To the memory of Josias Wren who departed this life on the 11th day of November 1845, aged 67 years. Erected by his affectionate widow. In burial register: Josias Wren, aged 67, of Bideford, buried 17th November 1845.
           
Memorial stained glass window, west wall 1862 Apr 24 Wren Margaret Wren Dedicated to God and his Church by an affectionate husband and sister. In memory of Margaret Wren who died 24 April 1862. In burial register: Margaret Wren, aged 60, of Lenwood, Northam, buried 29th April 1862.
           
Marble monument on west wall 1842 Feb 12 Fishley Prudence Fishley To the memory of a beloved wife: Prudence Fishley, who fell asleep in Jesus the 12th day of February 1842, aged 58. Erected by her sorrowing husband John Fishley. In burial register: Prudence Fishley, aged 57, of Coomurb(?) Street, Plymouth, buried 18th February 1842.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1836 Jun 17 Wren Delitia Montagu Wren The the memory of Delitia Montagu Wren, wife of Major Wren of Lenwood, youngest dau of Admiral Barton of Burrough. Died 17th June 1836, aged 42. In burial register: Delitia Montague Wren, aged 42, of Whitstone, buried 25th June 1836.
Marble monument on north wall 1838 Aug 12 Wren Henry Conway Wren Also of Henry Conway [Wren], son of the above, died 12th August 1838, aged 15. In burial register: Henry Conway Wren, aged 15, of Lenwood, buried 20th August 1838.
Marble monument on north wall 1857 June Wren Francis Stoneham Montagu Wren Also of Francis Stoneham Montagu [Wren], their youngest son. Lieut in the 2nd Regt Bengal Cavalry, who fell at Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny in June 1857, aged 21. Not in burial register.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1831 Feb 02 Griffiths Cecil Griffiths The the memory of Cecil Griffiths, fifth daughter of the late John Griffiths esquire of London, who died Feb 2nd 1831, aged 26 years. In burial register: Cecil Griffiths, aged 26, of Staddon Cottage, buried 2nd February 1831.
Marble monument on north wall 1831 Sep 07 Griffiths Eleanor Griffiths Also of her sister Eleanor Griffiths, who died Sept 7th 1831, aged 23 years. In burial register: Elinor Griffiths, aged 23, of Bideford, buried 12th September 1831.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1820 Mar 01 Woodriff Robert Mathews Woodriff To the memory of Robert Mathews Woodriff Lieut R.N. Youngest son of Captain Woodriff R.N. He was drowned in the River Torridge near his own residence on the 1st of March 1820, aged 28 years. In burial register: Robert Mathews Woodroddfe, aged 28, of Clift Houses. Lieut in His Majesty`s Navy, buried 7th March 1820.
           
Marble monument on north wall (see also floor monument) 1834 Oct 01 Chalmers Charles W Chalmers In memory of Sir Charles W Chalmers Bart. Died 1 October MDCCCXXIV [1834] Aged LIV [54] In burial register: Sir Charles Chalmers, aged 54, RN, Appledore, buried 6th October 1834.
Marble monument on north wall (see also floor monument) 1840 Oct 04 Chalmers Isabella Chalmers Also Isabella Lady Chalmers. Died 4 October MDCCCXL [1840] Aged LX [60] In burial register: Isabella Chalmers, aged 60, of Bideford, buried 9th October 1840.
           
Brass plaque on north wall 1998 Trickey Gordon Trickey This window was restored by his family in loving memory of Gordon Trickey 1953-1998.  
           
Marble monument on north wall 1837 Feb 02 Morgan John Morgan To the memory of John Morgan, gentleman. Formerly of Egloskerry Cornwall, and late of West Appledore in this parish. Who died February 2nd 1837, aged 67. Monument erected by his affectionate widow. In burial register: Mr John Morgan, aged 67, of Appledore, buried 9th February 1837.
Marble monument on north wall 1830 Jan 30 Fraser Mary Ann Fraser Also to the memory of Mary Ann Fraser, his sister, who died January 30th 1830. In burial register: Mary Ann Frazier (sic), aged 53, of Appledore, buried 5th February 1830.
           
Wooden plaque on north wall 1946 Hamilton Henry Wybrants Hamilton In loving memory of Henry Wybrants Hamilton, Lieut Colonel 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Born 1882. Died 1946 as result of War Service.  
           
Marble monument on north wall 1745 Sep 06 Melhuish Roger Melhuish To the memory of Roger Melhuish esquire, late of this parish who died Sept 6th 1745. In burial register: Roger Melhuish esq, buried 10th September 1745.
Marble monument on north wall 1740 Oct 25 Melhuish Eleanor Melhuish And Eleanor his wife, who died October 25th 1740. She was a prudent virtuous wife and excellent mother. He was truly an honest man. They left behind them five children: William, Thomas, Frances, Eleanor and Elizabeth. In burial register: Mrs Elionar Melhuish, buried 1st November 1740.
Marble monument on north wall 1770 Mar 27 Melhuish William Melhuish William married Mary the daughter of James Awse esq of Torrington and died without issue March the 27th 1770. Two Hundred years after whose death the following estates will revert to the heirs of Thomas Melhuish Vicar of Witheridge. Not in burial register.
Marble monument on north wall       The Manor of Northam, Watertown, Martins Ground, Higher and Lower Assells, Lords Meadow, Hengist Castle, Ford, Lewis Hill Field, Grigs Close, Gutter Meadow and other tenements in Northam Parish. Radford in Abbotsham, North Grindon in Roseash parish, Downland, Foxdown and Downey Ground, Witheridge Parish.  
Marble monument on north wall   Melhuish Frances Benson Frances married Thomas Benson esqr who died leaving three children John and Peter, and Grace the wife of John Husbands of this parish, gent. In burial register: Frances Melhuish (as Mrs Frances Bake), was buried on 4th December 1780.
Marble monument on north wall 1783 Mar 23 Melhuish Elizabeth Melhuish Elizabeth died unmarried March 23rd 1783. In burial register: Mrs Elizabeth Melhuish, buried 2nd April 1783, sister of the above (i.e. Mrs Eleanor Veale, buried same day).
Marble monument on north wall 1783 Mar 26 Melhuish Eleanor Veale And three days after died Eleanor the relict of Joseph Veale esqr without issue at whose request this monument was caused to be erected by her brother Thomas Melhuish. In burial register: Mrs Eleanor Veale, buried 2nd April 1783, and her sister (Mrs Elizabeth Melhuish, buried same day).
           
Brass plaque on north wall   Babington J H M Babington In loving memory of our two Brothers, eldest and fifth sons of the late Gen. J.H.M. Babington, M.S.C. and of Mary his wife. In burial register: John Henry Melville Babington, aged 70, of Conybeare, Northam, buried 10th December 1887.
Brass plaque on north wall 1899 Jan 11 Babington Howard Fleetwood Babington Howard Fleetwood Babington retired Army Medical Staff, born Aug 3rd 1854, fell asleep Jan 22nd 1899 at Dundee, S.Africa. Not in burial register.
Brass plaque on north wall 1898 July 30 Babington Walter Babington And of Walter Babington, Lieutenant Royal Engineers, born April 19th 1869, fell asleep July 30th 1898 at Aden. Not in burial register.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1816 Mar 10 Husband John Husband In a vault near this tablet lie the remains of John Husband esquire of this parish. Who died the 10th of March 1816, aged 46 years. In burial register: John Husband, aged 47, of Northam, buried 16th March 1816.
Marble monument on north wall 1829 May 27 Husband Grace Husband Also of Grace his wife, who died the 27th of May 1829, aged 74 years. In burial register: Mrs Grace Husband, aged 74, of Cross, buried 3rd June 1829.
Marble monument on north wall 1816 May 21 Husband Elizabeth Husband Of Elizabeth, their youngest daughter, who died the 21st of May 1816, aged 22 years. In burial register: Elizabeth Husband, aged 21, of Cross, buried 28th May 1816. [In copy register: 'Miss Betsy Husband, aged 22']
Marble monument on north wall 1833 Mar 12 Husband John Bake Husband And of John Bake Husband esquire, their only son, who departed this life the 12th of March 1833, aged 35 years. In burial register: Mr John Bake Husband, aged 35, of Northam Cottage, buried 19th March 1833.
           
Wooden plaque on north wall 1939 Dec 28 Gillson Robert Moore Thacker Gillson In loving memory of Robert Moore Thacker Gillson D.S.O. Lieutenant Colonel the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Born 5th April 1878. Served in the South African War 1899-1902, and in the Great War 1914-1918. Died 28th December 1939.  
           
Memorial stained glass window, north wall 1875 Wren Thomas Wren In loving memory of: Thomas Wren, born 1781, died 1875. In burial register: Thomas Wren, aged 93, of Lenwood, Northam, buried 11th December 1874 (sic). Margin note: this body was placed in a family vault in the church, which vault will be at once closed, not to be opened again.
Memorial stained glass window, north wall 1836 Wren Delitia Montagu Wren Delitia Montagu Wren, B.1795, D.1836 In burial register: Delitia Montague Wren, aged 42, of Whitstone, buried 25th June 1836.
Memorial stained glass window, north wall 1838 Wren Henry Conway Wren Henry Conway Wren, B.1823, D.1838. In burial register: Henry Conway Wren, aged 15, of Lenwood, buried 20th August 1838.
Memorial stained glass window, north wall 1857 Wren Francis Stoneham Montagu Wren Francis Stoneham Montagu Wren, B.1836, D.1857. Not in burial register.
           
Marble plaque on north wall 1812 Oct 18 Edgcombe William Edgcombe Underneath lie the remains of the Rev'd William Edgcombe, 24 years vicar of this parish, who died 18th October 1812, aged 61 years. In burial register: Rev William Edgecombe, aged 61, late vicar, buried 23rd October 1812.
Marble plaque on north wall 1797 May 24 Edgcombe Phillis Edgcombe Also of Phillis his wife, who died 24th May 1797, aged 42 years. In burial register: Phillis Edgecombe, aged 42, wife of Revd William, vicar of Northam, buried 29th May 1797.
           
Brass plaque on north wall 1905 Dec 13 Channer George Nicolas Channer In proud memory of General George Nicolas Channer V.C. C.B. Indian Army. Son of Colonel George Girdwood Channer R.A. Born 7th January 1843, died 13th December 1905. He was a resident of this parish and lies buried East-the-Water, Bideford. This tablet is erected by his soldier sons. Not in burial register.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1835 Oct 06 Hogg Thomas Hogg This monument is erected in memory of Thomas Hogg esquire Of Odun Hall, Appledore, Devon. Who died on the 6th day of October 1835, aged 62 years. In burial register: Mr Thomas Hogg, aged 62, of Odun Hall, buried 14th October 1835.
Marble monument on north wall 1826 May 20 Hogg Amy Hogg Also in memory of Amy Hogg, sister of the abvove, who died on the 20th day of May 1826, aged 53 years. In burial register: Miss Amy Hogg, aged 53, of Appledore, buried 1st June 1826.
           
Stone tomb on north wall 1845 Aug 03 Reynolds James Jones Reynolds In memory of James Jones Reynolds esquire, of Winsford House in the parish of Bideford. Born February 19th 1778, died August 3rd 1845. In burial register: James Jones Reynolds, aged 67, buried 12th August 1845. Of Winsford, Abbotsham (margin note: entered by minister instead of Bideford)
Stone tomb on north wall 1850 Aug 04 Reynolds Frances Reynolds And of Frances his wife born October 8th 1793, died August 4th 1850. They departed this life in the communion of the church. [Quotes from Thessalonians and Revelations]. In burial register: Frances Reynolds, aged 56, of Staddon, Appledore, buried 13th August 1850.
           
Memorial stained glass window, north wall 1853 Sep 20 Reynolds Edward Reynolds In memory of Edward Reynolds esq of Fordlands in this parish, born Nov 16th 1781, died Sept 20th 1853. In burial register: Edward Reynolds, aged 71, of Odin Hall, Appledore, buried 29th September 1853.
           
Marble monument on north wall 1805 Jan 26 Downe Henry Downe Near this spot are deposited the remains of Henry Downe esq of Burrough House in this parish, who departed this life January the 26, Anno Domini 1805, aged 63 years. In commemmoration of his many virtues, this monument is erected by his affectionate widow Elizabeth Downe. In burial register: Henry Downe esq, aged 63, buried 2nd February 1805.
Marble monument on north wall 1831 July 01 Downe Elizabeth Downe The above named Elizabeth Downe died at Exeter on the 1st July 1831, at the advanced age of 88, and her remains are deposited underneath this tablet. In burial register: Elizabeth Downe, aged 88, of the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter, widow, buried 23rd July 1831.
           
Marble plaque on north wall 1831 Aug 29 Tetherly Ann Catherine Tetherly A bereaved mother. In memory of an affectionate and beloved child, Ann Catherine Tetherly, died August 29th 1831, aged 21 years. In burial register: Ann Tetherly, aged 23, of Bideford, buried 3rd September 1831.
Marble plaque on north wall 1852 Apr 19 Chappell James Chappell To the memory of James Chappell, of this parish, who died April 19th 1852, aged 55 years. Erected by his affectionate widow. In burial register: James Chappell, aged 55, of Appledore, buried 28th April 1852.
           
Marble plaque on north wall 1851 Dec 08 Chappell Thomas Chappell To the memory of Thomas, a beloved son, and brother, the eldest of fourteen sons and daughters of the late William Chappell merchant and Elizabeth Bowden his wife, both of this parish. He was tender hearted and forgiving. Died eighth December 1851, aged sixty years and one day. In burial register: Thomas Chappell, aged 60, of Lilly Bridge, buried 12th December 1851.
           
Brass plaque on north wall 1997 Feb 19 Barker John Barker This window was restored to the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Barker, died 19.2.97.  
           
Brass plaque on north wall 1937 Chance David Chance The Organ. The people of God in this parish united to give thanks to God for this work of restoration of this organ, 1937. "O Come let us sing unto the Lord". Rector: The Reverend David N Chance. Churchwardens: Eric C Griffey esq, Roy L Smale esq.  
           
Marble monument on north wall 1698 Nov 03 Berry Thomas Berry Memoriae Sacrum. Thomas Berry Nuper De Burrough Militis. Conjus Incorrpta Fides, Genuina Charitas, Rara Comitas, Spectata Probitas, Assidua Pietas. In Principem, Egenos, Amicos, Omnes, Deum. Meritissime Fecere Conspicuum Et In Senatu Et In Foro Judiciali Regi Fuit Patriaeqs Servus Perfidelis Fuit Etiam Ejusdem Nobiscum Ecclae Anglicanae Membrum Pientissimum Sub Eadem Felicis Resurrectionis Spe Eandem Domini Jesu Praestolans Epiphaniam Post Varias Corporis Infirmitates Et Tardam Aegritudinem A Terris In Aulam Migravit Caelestem Nullo Non Dignus Elogio Eo Vero Dignior Quod Humillime Senullo Dignum Aestim Averit Quiequid Mortale Fuit Deposuit Tertio Die Mensis Novembris Anno Aetatis 66, Salutis 1698 Dna Anna Berry Conjux Maestissima Prae Ejus Memoriae Hoc Posuit Monumentum. In burial register: Sir Thomas Berry, departed this life 3rd November, buried 10th November 1698.
Marble monument on north wall       Roughly translates as: He was deservedly well known in Parliament and the lawcourt and a most faithful servant of King and country. He was also a most pious member of our Anglican church. In the hope of resurrection through our Lord Jesus, and looking to the second coming. After various infirmities of the body and a long illness he migrated from the earth to the heavenly court. There is none more worthy of this true inscription. Which honour Senullo(?) respectfully thought him worthy and Dame Anna Berry deposited his mortal remains on the third day of November, aged 66.  
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1996 Miller Margery Miller This window was remade in 1996 in memory of Margery Miller  
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1890 Dec 13 Bowles Major Henry Cator Bowles In memory of Major Henry Cator Bowles, Rifle Brigade, who died at Jullundur, Bengal, where he was serving with his battalion, 13th Dec 1890, aged 39, only son of Lt Col H O Bowles of St Helen's, grandson of C O Bowles, late of North Aston, Oxon. Not in burial register, but Henry Oldfield Bowles, aged 78, of Northam, buried 24th July 1896.
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1828 Apr 24 Thrupp Arthur T Thrupp To the memory of Vice Admiral Arthur T Thrupp, born 24th April 1828, died 4th May 1889, aged 61. His remains are deposited in the Pyke vault opposite the Chancel door, he having married Anne Elizabeth second daughter of Captain Pyke R.N. In burial register: Arthur Thomas Thrupp, aged 16, buried 8th May 1889. Of Elmfieid, parish of Northam. Admiral Thrupp was Vicar's Churchwarden.
Brass plaque on south wall 1925 May 19 Thrupp Ann Elizabeth Thrupp Also in memory of Ann Elizabeth, widow of the above, who died 19th May 1925, aged 92 years.  
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1997 Taylor J H Taylor The remaking of this window in 1997, was sponsored by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, and is dedicated to perpetuate the memory of J H Taylor. A world champion golfer and chorister of his church.  
Granite plaque on south wall 1964 Taylor John Henry Taylor This tablet commemorates the gift of two silver communion chalices to this church in the year 1964 by the Artisan Golfers Association in memory of John Henry Taylor, churchman, champion golfer and native of this parish.  
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1917 Churchward Marcus Dimond Dimond Churchward In memory of the Rev. Marcus Dimond Dimond Churchward M.A. Prebendary of Exeter, and for 46 years vicar of this parish. This tablet is placed here with the love and esteem of his parishioners and friends A.D. 1917. In burial register: Marcus Dimond Dimond-Churchward, aged 79, of Exmouth, buried 20th December 1916.
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1870 Gossett Isaac Henry Gossett In loving remembrance of Isaac Henry Gossett M.A. vicar of this parish from 1844 to 1870, mainly be whose exertions this church was restored and the church of Holy Trinity, Westward Ho! was builded. To commemorate his zealous labours this memorial was erected by his many warm friends in the parish and by members of the Royal North Devon Golf Club. In burial register: Isaac Henry Gosset, aged 75, buried 12th June 1892. Of Westward Ho!, Northam (margin note: Rev I H Gosset was Vicar of Northam for 26 years, he resigned March 1870).
           
Brass plaque on south wall. Includes the Patterson coat of arms: Gules, three swans, argent, on a chief embattled, of the second, three mullets, of the field. 1875 Sep 23 Patterson Claude Durham Patterson Memoriam. Claude Durham Patterson, Capt 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers, who died at Bassein in Burmah, Sept 23, 1875, aged 31 years. Erected by his brother officers in token of their sorrow and affectionate esteem. Not in burial register.
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1874 July 05 Barton Julia Elizabeth Barton In memoriam. Julia Elizabeth, wife of Charles James Barton, Major General Royal Artillery, and daughter of Talbot Patterson esq of this parish, who died at her home in Virginia, United States, on the 5th July 1874, aged 31 years. Erected by her husband. Not in burial register.
           
Brass plaque on south wall. Includes the Townley coat of arms: Three black stars above a black bar with a white star, covering one third of the shield on a white background. 1922 Apr 15 Townley Dawson Townley In memory of my dear husband Dawson Townley colonel, late Gordon Highlanders. Born July 26th 1834, died April 15th (Easter Eve) 1922.  
           
Marble stone on south wall 1940 Leman C May Leman In loving remembrance of C. May Leman, who for many years worshipped in this church. Born 1874, died 1940.  
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1875 Jun 17 Maclean Archibald Neil Maclean To the memory of Archibald Neil Maclean, Maj. Gen. H.M.I. Army, and second son of John Maclean esq, of Boreray and Drimmin, who died June 17th 1875. Buried at Kensal Green. Not in burial register.
Brass plaque on south wall 1892 Dec 22 Maclean Marion Maclean Also of Marion Maclean, sister of the above, who died at Clifton, Dec 22nd 1892. Many years residents in this parish. In burial register: Marion Maclean, aged 91, of Clifton in Bristol, buried 24th December 1892.
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1890 Dec 23 Macleod Helen Middleton Macleod In loving memory of our mother Helen Middleton Macleod, widow of the late Donald Macleod esq, of Boreray and Drimmin. Who died in this parish Dec 23rd 1890. In burial register: Helen Middleton Macleod, aged 74, of Northam, buried 29th December 1890.
Brass plaque on south wall 1892 Oct 27 Maclean Alice Marion Maclean And of our dearly loved sister Alice Marion, beloved wife of A.D. Maclean esq, who died in Ceylon, Oct 27th 1892. Not in burial register.
           
Brass plaque on south wall 1916 Sep 15 Carrington Harold Edward Carrington In ever loving memory of Harold Edward Carrington, Captain 15th battalion Hampshire Regt, who fell in action at the capture of Flers, Somme, France, Sept 15th 1916, aged 29 years, the only son of Arthur and Florence Carrington of Northam House in this parish. Not in burial register.
           
Granite plaque on south wall 1947 Payne Cook Gerald George Payne Cook In loving and grateful memory of Gerald George Payne Cook, priest, vicar of this parish 1917-1932. Born 1880. Died 1947. Tablet placed here by friends and parishioners.  
           
Brass plaque in Lady Chapel 1947 Jun 22 Payne Cook Gerald George Payne Cook To keep in mind Gerald George Payne Cook, priest. Born 20 Oct 1880, died 22 June 1947. Vicar of this parish 1917-1932. This crucifix is given by Gertrude his wife.  
           
Marble monument in Lady Chapel 1841 July 08 Chappell John Chappell To the memory of John Chappell esq, fifth son of William and Elizabeth Chappel of Appledore, who died on his passage from Jamaica to London 8th of July 1841, aged 39 years, and was then interred in the open sea in the Gulph of Florida, Lat 32.30, Lon 83.10. Not in burial register.
           
Marble stone in Lady Chapel 1844 July 01 Mill Thomas H V Mill This tablet is erected by the parishioners of Northam, to testify their gratitude, for the exemplary manner in which their late respected vicar, The Rev. Thomas H.V. Mill so zealously, piously, and charitably performed, all his pastoral duties amongst them, for two and thirty years, died 1st July 1844, aged 62. In burial register: Thomas Harrison Valletort Mill, aged 62, buried 8th July 1844. Of the Vicarage, Northam. Vicar of Northam 34 years.
           
Marble stone in Lady Chapel 1788 Jun 24 Bawden Joshua Bawden To the memory of the Rev'd Joshua Bawden who served this church with unremitted assiduity full six and forty years: under this stone he was buried June 24th, 1788, in the 72nd year of his age. This lozenge was taken from the grave stone in the Chancel when the floor was newly laid. In burial register: Rev Joshua Bawden, aged 71, buried 24th June 1788. Vicar of this parish, buried in the chancel of this church.
           
Brass plaque in Lady Chapel. Includes the Blakeney coat of arms: Blazon: Sable a chevron ermine between three leopards’ faces or. 1912 Jan 02 Blakeney William Blakeney William Blakeney esq R.N. of Hillsborough, Westward Ho! and for many years a member of this congregation. Born November 20th 1834, died January 2nd 1912 after faithfully serving his Queen and Country at sea and on land in various parts of the world. Not in burial register.
           
Marble monument in Lady Chapel   Hogg   Hic Jacet Integer Vitae Scelerisque Purus Quis Desiderio Sit Pudor Aut Modus Tam Chari Capitis. Cui Pudor Et justitiae Soror Incorrupta Fides Nudaque Veritas Quando Ullum Invenient Parem?  
Marble monument in Lady Chapel. Also see grave monument in floor. 1786 Hogg Thomas Hogg To the memory of Thomas Hogg esq, of Appledore Devonshire, who died 1786 aged 62 years. Deeply and widely lamented. He having not only been an object of p'fund regard within the circle of his relatives and friends, but universally respected in the extensive sphere of his commercial concerns, and from the numerous Acts of Benevolance which he performed. Beloved by the Widow and the Fatherless. In burial register: Mr Thomas Hogg esq, aged 62, merchant, buried 14th February 1786.
Marble monument in Lady Chapel   Hogg   "Reader: if you knew him you will deplore his loss. But if you cannot recollect, at least you can imitate him.
If to support a Merchant's honoured Name,
And spread abroad its dignity and fame,
In distant lands to be revered and lov'd,
For honour rectitude and skill approved;
If in domestic life, a life divine,
In every tender intercourse to shine,
If mid the scenes of home with these to blend,
The highest title of the poor man's friend.
To be the widows and the orphans stay,
And bid the heart of suffering worth be gay.
Reader, if acts like these they plaudits claim,
This shrine rever, and go and do the same.
 
Marble monument in Lady Chapel   Hogg Thomas Hogg This monument was erected by his affectionate son Thomas Hogg esq.  
           
Marble stone in Lady Chapel 1841 Apr 06 Barnewall Harriet Barnewall To the memory of Harriet, widow of Nicholas Barnewall, of Exemouth esquire, who died sixth April A.D. 1841, aged 86. In burial register: Mrs Harriet Barnewell, aged 86, of Knapp, buried 13th April 1841.
           
Marble stone in Lady Chapel 1812 Mar 23 Vyvyan Anna Vyvyan Near this spot are deposited the remains of Anna Vyvyan only daughter of John Downe, late of Burrough Esq, and relict of the Rev'd Richard Vyvyan of Lamerton, many years a Magistrate for the County of Devon. She departed this life on the 23rd March 1812, aged 71 years. In burial register: Mrs Ann Vyvyan, aged 71, buried 30th March 1812.
           
Marble stone in Lady Chapel 1836 Feb 19 Mill Mary Mill To the memory of Mrs Mary Mill, relict of the late John Mill esq. She departed this life on the 19th day of February 1836, aged 69 years. In burial register: Mary Mill, aged 69, of Bideford, buried 27th February 1836.
           
Marble monument on central column 1830 Jan 08 Lloyd Richard Lloyd To the memory of Reverend Richard Lloyd A.M. of Trin. Coll. Dublin formerly of the county of Tipperary Ireland and fifteen years resident at Northam Cottage in this parish. Nat: Dec 9th 1754. Obit Jan 8th 1830. In burial register: Rev Richard Lloyd, aged 75, of Northam Cottage, buried 16th Jan 1830.
Marble monument on central column 1874 Jun 24 Lloyd Isabella Anne Lloyd Also Isabella Anne daughter of the above who died June 24th 1874, aged 77. In burial register: Isabella Anne Lloyd, aged 77, buried 29th June 1874.
Marble monument on central column 1837 Feb 04 Lloyd Priscilla Lloyd Also to the memory of Priscilla Lloyd, wife of the above Reverend Richard. Nat: Oct 17th 1760. Obit: Feb 4th 1837. In burial register: Isabella Anne Lloyd, aged 77, of Exeter, buried 10th Feb 1837.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1594 Jan 10 Lippincott Mary Lippincott Here lyeth the body of Mary the wife of Arthur Lippincott gent, and daughter of Arthur Lippincott gen, and daughter of Thomas Leigh esq, who was buried ye 10th day of January Ano Dom 1594. In burial register: Mary Luppyncott, wife of Arthur, gent, buried 10th January 1594/5.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1643 Feb 01 Berry John Berry Also here lyeth the body of John ye son of John Berry esq, by Mary his wife who departed this life the 1 day of February Ano Dom 1643. In burial register: John Berrie, son of Mr John, buried 2nd February 1643/4.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1706 Mar 26 Melhuish Joan Melhuish Here lyeth also ye body of Joan Melhuishe the wife of Thomas Melhuishe of Watertowne gen, and daughter of John Berry of Borrough esq, by Mary his wife, who departed this life ye 26 day of March Ano Dom 1706 in ye 66 year of her age. In burial register: Mrs Joan Melhuish, widow, buried 28th March 1706.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1717 Nov 10 Downe Ann Downe Here lyeth ye body of Mrs Ann Downe, late ye wife of Henry Downe of Burrough, gen. Who departed this life ye 10th day of November 1717. Aetatis Suae [illeg]. (Also a long epitaph [illeg]). In burial register: Elezabeth [sic] Downe, wife of Henry, buried 12th November 1717.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar   Melhuishe   Here lyeth the bodyes of Thomas, Robert, Balthazar, Roger Melhuish.  
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1701 Jun 07 Melhuishe Thomas Melhuishe [Thomas] who died 7th June 1701 aged 14 months. In burial register: Mr Thomas Melhuiche, son of Mr Roger & Mrs Francis, buried 10th June 1701.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1705 Mar 23 Melhuishe Robert Melhuishe [Robert] Born, Baptised & Died 23rd March 1705. In burial register: Mr Robert Melhuish, son of Mr Roger & Mrs Francis, buried 24th March 1705/6.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1708 May 17 Melhuishe Balthazar Melhuishe [Balthazar] Died May 17th 1708, aged 10 weeks. In burial register: Balthazer Melhuish, son of Roger esq & wife Franciss, buried 19th May 1708.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1710 Dec 04 Melhuishe Roger Melhuishe [Roger] Died Dec 4th 1710, aged 16 years & 7 months. In burial register: Roger Melhuish, son of Roger esq & Francis, buried 6th December 1710.
Floor monument under carpet near altar   Melhuishe   All sons of Roger Melhuishe of Watertowne esq and Frances his wife.  
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1716 Oct 20 Berry Anne Berry Here lyeth also the body of Dame Anne Berry, relict of Sir Thomas Berry of this parish and mother of the above and Frances Melhuishe by the Reverend Mr Balthazar Vigurs, who departed this life the 20th of October Ano Dom 1716. Aetatis Suae 64. In burial register: Lady Ann Berry, buried 22nd October 1716.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1714 Sep 01 Downe Elizabeth Downe Here lyeth ye body of Mrs Elizabeth Downe late the wife of Henry Downe of Burrough gent, who departed this life Sept ye 1st 1714. Aged 34 years. (Also a long epitaph [illeg]). In burial register: Elezabeth Down, wife of Henry esq, buried 4th September 1714.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1715 Apr 30 Melhuishe Frances Melhuishe Frances ye daughter & also Frances ye wife of Roger Melhuishe of Watertown esq. The first dyed April 30th 1715 in ye 13th year of her age. In burial register: Francis Melhuish, daughter of Roger & Franciss esq, buried 2nd May 1715.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1716 Feb 10 Melhuishe Frances Melhuishe The latter Feb 10 1715 in ye 35th year of her age. To the common grief of all who knew them. In burial register: Franciss Melhuish, wife of Roger esq, buried 12th February 1715/6.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar. Stone illegible in B&W photograph.   [Illegible] [Illegible] [Illegible]  
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1691 Jun 02 Beaple John Beaple Here lyeth the body of John Beaple, sonne of Etheldred Beaple, who departed this life the Second day of June 1691, aged 31 years. In burial register: John Beaple, son of Etheldred & Sarah, buried 4th June 1691.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1693 May 10 Beaple Etheldred Beaple Also here lyeth ye body of Etheldred Beaple, father of the sayd John Beaple of this parish who departed this life ye 10th day of May Anno Dom 1693, aged 71. In burial register: Etheldred Beaple, buried 13th May 1693.
Floor monument under carpet near altar ???? Mar 17 Atkin John Atkin In memory of John Atkin of this parish, who departed this life the 17th of March [stone cut off]. No sign of him in burial register.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar       [Illegible] Stone illegible in B&W photograph
           
Rest of stone not visible. Floor monument now hidden under carpet near altar 1701 Jan 30 Watson James Watson Here lyeth in hope of a joyful resurrection, the body of ye Reverend Mr James Watson, Master of Arts and late vicar of this parish. In burial register: Mr James Wattson, vicar of Northam, died 03th (sic) January, buried 3rd February 1701.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1715 May 14 Melhuishe Robert Melhuishe Here lyeth the body of Robert the son of Roger Melhuishe esq & Frances his wife, who dyed ye 14th day of May 1715, aged 5 years & two months [long epitaph]. In burial register: Robert Melhuish, son of Roger & Franciss esq, buried 16th May 1715.
           
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1628 May 06 Leigh Thomas Leigh Here lyeth ye body of Thomas Leigh, son of William Leigh of Burrough esq, who dyed ye 6 day of May 1628. Aged 20 years. In burial register: Thomas Leigh, son of William esq, buried 8th May 1628.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1667 Nov 28 Berry Agnes Berry Also here lyethye body of Agnes ye daughter of John Berry esq, who departed this life the 28th day of November 1667. In burial register: Agnis Berry, daughter of John esq, of Burrough, buried 2nd December 1667.
Floor monument under carpet near altar 1704 Aug 15 Melhuishe Thomas Melhuish Here lyeth also ye body of Thomas Melhuishe of Watertowne gent, who departed this life ye 15th day of August 1704, aetatis suae 79. In burial register: Mr Thomas Melhuish, gent of Wattertowne, died 15th August, in the evening by nine of the clock, buried 19th August 1704.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle (worn) 1834 Oct 01 Chalmers C W Chalmers In memory of Sir C.W. Chalmers Bart. Commander R.N. Obit 1st Oct 1834, Aetat 54. In burial register: Sir Charles Chalmers, aged 54, RN, Appledore, buried 6th October 1834.
Stone in floor of north aisle (worn) 1840 Oct 04 Chalmers Isabella Chalmers Isabella Lady Chalmers, relict of the above Sir Charles W Chalmers Bart. Obit 4th October 1840, Aetat 60. In burial register: Isabella Chalmers, aged 60, of Bideford, buried 9th October 1840.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1748 Dec 20 Wills Benjamin Wills To the memory of The Rev Benjamin Wills. Died 20(?) December 1748, aged 65. In burial register: Mr Benjamin Wills, buried 24th December 1747 (sic).
Stone in floor of north aisle 1754 Nov 16 Wills Benjamin Wills The Revd Benjamin Wills jun. Died 16th November 1754, aged 29. In burial register: Mr Benjamin Wills, buried 28th November 1754. (He was Minister of Congregational Chapel, Appledore, died of consumption).
Stone in floor of north aisle 1829 Jun 01 Wills Charles Wills Charles Wills. Son of the first named Benjamin Wills, died 1st June 1829, aged 92. In burial register: Mr Charles Wills, aged 92, of Appledore, buried 5th June 1829.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1742 Jan 17 Wills Sarah Wills Sarah Wills. Wife of the first named, died 17th January 1742, aged 44. In burial register: Sarah Wills, buried 20th January 1742/3. Affidavit for interment in woollen brought 23rd.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1781 Jun 05 Wills Elizabeth Evans Elizabeth Evans. Wife of the Revd Richard Evans, died 5th June 1781. In burial register: Elizabeth Evans, Wife of Mr Richard Evans a dissenting minister, buried 8th June 1781.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1824 Aug 03 Wills Richard Evans The Revd Richard Evans. Sixty years minister of the Independent Congregation at Appledore. Died 3rd August 1824, aged 88. In burial register: Rev. Richard Evans, aged 88, of Appledore, buried 9th August 1824.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1786 Feb 05 Hogg Thomas Hogg esq Here lieth the body of Thomas Hogg esquire, who departed this life the 5th day of February 1786, aged 61 years. In burial register: Mr Thomas Hogg esq, aged 62, merchant, buried 14th February 1786.
Stone in floor of north aisle   Hogg   Also six dear children which all died in their infancy, two by the first wife and four by the second Elizabeth Hogg. Probably: Thomas Hogg buried 20 Feb 1750/1; Thomas Hogg, buried 8 Mar 1754; Ann Hogg, buried 24 Aug 1771; Jeremiah Hogg, buried 13 Mar 1777; Elizabeth Hogg, buried 13 Jan 1779; and Jeremiah Hogg, buried 31 Jan 1787.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1657 Oct 14 Darracott Etheldred Darracott Here lieth the body of Etheldred Darracott who departed this life the 14th day of October 1657, aged 78 years. In burial register: Etheldred Darracott, buried 25th October 1657.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1730 Mar 11 Darracott John Darracott Also the body of John Darracott who departed this life the 11th day of March 1730, aged 82 years. In burial register: John Darracott, buried 16th March 1728/9 (sic).
Stone in floor of north aisle 1753 Nov 13 Hogg Margaret Hogg Also the body of Margaret the Wife of the above Thomas Hogg esquire, daughter of John Darracott, who departed this life the 13th day of November 1753, aged 32 years. In burial register: Margaret Hogg, buried 16th November 1754 (sic).
           
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) 1816 Chappell William Chappell To the memory of William Chappell esquire, of this parish, Merchant, who died… [worn] 1816 aged ?3 years. Not in burial register.
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) 1819 Apr Chappell Elizabeth Chappell Also of Elizabeth Chappell, Wife of the above William Chappell who died April [blank] 1819. Not in burial register, but an Elizabeth Chappell, aged 46, wife of Mr William, was buried 1st November 1815.
Stone in floor of south aisle   Chappell Cecilia Chappell Also Cecilia their youngest daughter who died [blank]. Not in burial register. (Cecilia Chappell baptised 6th Sept 1806)
Stone in floor of south aisle   Chappell Robert Chappell Also of Robert their third son Mariner who was drowned in the river Medway and was interred at Chatham in the County of Kent. Not in burial register. (Robert Chappell baptised 20th April 1794)
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) 1825 Apr 20 Chappell Alfred Chappell Also of Alfred their seventh son Mariner who died at Waterford in Ireland and was there interred April 20th 1825, aged… [worn]. Not in burial register. (Alfred Chappell baptised 25th April 1805)
Stone in floor of south aisle   Chappell Christopher Chappell Also of Christopher their fifth son Mariner who died at Williamsburgh near New York North America and was there interred. Not in burial register. (Christopher Chappell baptised 7th June 1797. Actually the sixth son.)
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) ???? Apr 18 Chappell Thomas Chappell Also of Thomas their son… [worn] ..18 April… [worn]. A Thomas Chappell, aged 60, of Lilly Bridge, was buried 12th December 1851. (Thomas Chappell baptised 29th Dec 1791)
           
Stone in floor of south aisle   Hogg Thomas Hogg esq Here lieth the body of Thomas Hogg esquire... [the rest of stone hidden under wooden flooring]. In burial register, might be: Thomas Hogg, buried 8th March 1754, or Thomas Hogg, buried 2nd January 1765.
           
Stone in floor of south aisle. Side of stone cut off, names obliterated - name gleaned from burial register. 1825 Oct Soudon Thomas Soudon Here lie the remains of.. [illeg], son of Daniel & Elizabeth who departed this life October 1825, aged 30 years. In burial register: Thomas Soudon, aged 30, of Appledore, buried 30th October 1825.
           
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) 1768 Jan 12 Trick John Trick Here lyeth the body of John Trick of... [worn]~nstow [Morwenstow?] in the county of... [worn]~all [Cornwall?], who was... [worn] the 12th of January... [worn] aged 42 years. In burial register: John Trick, buried 20th January 1768.
Stone in floor of south aisle (worn) 1770 Trick Grace Trick Here also lyeth the... [illeg] Trick, the... [illeg]... departed... day of... 1770. All text heavily worn on subsequent entry, but from burial register this must be Grace Trick, buried 2nd January 1770.
           
Stone in floor of south aisle (partly worn) 1774 Aug Vine William Vine Here lies the body of William Vine, who departed this life the 30 day of August 1774 aged... [worn] years. In burial register: William Vine buried 2nd September 1774.
Stone in floor of south aisle   Vine Mary Vine Also Mary the daughter of the above William Vine and Mary his wife who died in her infancy. In burial register: Mary Atchison Vine buried 20th December 1768.
Stone in floor of south aisle 17?? Aug 06 Vine Atchison Vine Atchison Vine, died at Grenada August 6th 17??, aged 22(?) years. Not in burial register. (Atchison Vine baptised 2nd May 1772)
Stone in floor of south aisle   Vine ???? Vine Also... [rest of stone worn away] In burial register: No other Vine burials recorded.
Stone in floor of south aisle 1816 Apr 07 Vine Mary Vine Also here lies the body of Mary, widow of the above Wm Vine & sister of John Atchison who died the 7th of April 1816, aged 84 years. In burial register: Mary Vine, aged 84, of Bideford, buried 12th April 1816.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1744 Mar Soudon Daniel Soudon [cut off] ..day of March 1744 in the 81st year of his age. In burial register: Daniel Soudon, buried 9th March 1743/4. Affidavit for interment in woollen brought.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1755 Sep 14 Soudon Anna Soudon Anna the wife of Daniel Soudon, died the 14th Sept 1755 aged 8… [hidden] In burial register: Ann Souden, buried 16th September 1755.
Stone in floor of north aisle 1758 Jan 25 Soudon Alexander Soudon Alexander Soudon, son of the above Daniel and Anna Soudon died 25th of January 1758, aged 53. In burial register: Alexander Soudon buried 25th January 1758.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle (worn) 1807 May 21 Phillips Matilda Phillips[?] The memory of Matilda... [illegible] ..daughter of William & Elizabeth, died on the 21st day of May 18?? Aged 3 years and nine months. In burial register: probably Matilda Phillips, buried 27th May 1807, child aged 4.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle (cut away) 1781 Feb 19 Clement Ann Clement Lieth... ..ful resurrection... ..the wife of Joseph... ..s Parish, who Depar... ..he 19th day of Feby... ..our Lord 1797... ..36 years. In burial register: Ann Clement, wife of Joseph, buried 23rd Feb ruary 1781.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle (very worn) 1792 Sep 15 Jones Mary Jones In memory of Mary Jones who departed this life the 15(?) day of September 1792, aged 28 years. In burial register: Mary Jones, aged 28, buried 19th September 1792.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle. Stone cut away, only initials given. 1758 Hill John Hill ...Departed be to Follow… ..J.H. 1758. In burial register: this must be John Hill, buried 11th February 1758.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1828 Jan 07 Godfrey Charity Godfrey To the memory of Charity Godfrey who departed this life the 7 day of January 1828, aged 33 years. In burial register: Charity Godfrey, aged 33, of Appledore, buried 11th January 1828.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle. Only initials given. 1697 King Elizabeth King E.K. In burial register: Elizabeth King, daughter of Robert & Mary King, buried 9th January 1697/8.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1825 Oct Soudon Thomas Soudon Here lie the remains of... [worn away], the son of Daniel & Elizabeth S...[worn away] who departed this life October... [worn away] 1825, aged 30 years. In burial register: Thomas Soudon, aged 30, buried 30th October 1825.
           
Stone in floor of north aisle 1795 Aug 26 Leworthy Elizabeth Leworthy [cut off]…. George Leworthy [cut off] parish who departed life August 26th [cut off] aged 47 years. My husband dear and Ch~[cut off]. In burial register: Elizabeth Leworthy, aged 48, wife of George, buried 29th August 1795. (George Leworthy buried 9th May 1799 aged 47).
           
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