Memorial Inscriptions in St Mary's Churchyard, Sarnesfield, Herefordshire
INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES Abel;24 Allen;72 Amos;78 B;521 Baker;18;520 Berington;105;106 Biggs;112 Black;61 Blunt;62 Bowen;63 Brick;72 Brown;83;515 Bury;77 B.,W.;513 Carter;54 Clark;26 Davies;38;39;65 D.,H.;512 Dudley;45 Dykes;112 E;509 Edwards;76 Ensoll;54 Evans;9;40;41;43 Eyles;59 Farrar;505 Ferrar;32;504 George;1;7;8 Hall;11;21;22;35;73;81;514;520 Havard;4 Hornyold;106 Howells;58 Hughes;68 Jackson;60 James;2 Jenkins;82 Jenner;69 Jones;21;35;47;48;508 King;3;7;8;38;39;72 Lewis;44;117 Lloyd;3;57 Mapp;46 Mar...;107 Marshall;74;75;110;112;113;114;115 Meadows;116 Meredith;17 Merrick;12;13;14;15 Mills;71 Milton;79 Monington;101;102;103;108;109 Mordaunt;73 Morgan;506 Morris;5 Mossford;70;71 Oakes;15 Osborne;112 Phillips;28;37;56 Poole;107 Powell;64;66;518;519 Preece;510 Price;16;80;507 P.,S.;517 Pugh;15 Rice;56a Ricketts;20;26;503;504 S,.A.;53 S,BM;111 S.,I;516 Skyrme;47;48;49;50;51 S.,R.;52 Stephens;27;31;70;501;502;505 Storr-Barber;5;82 Symonds;109 Taylor;511 Thomas;13 Tippens;19 Ursell;59 Virgo;4;28;40;43;56;60;68;78;80 Watkins;14;67 Weston;108 Williams;6;12 W-W,J;111 W-W,M;111 INDEX OF PLACES. Aberystwyth;45 Almeley;22;35 Bailleul Road;115 Bedford;115 Birches Farm;38;39 Blackmore Park;106 Blangy by Arras;115 Brecon;32 Broxwood Court Farm;508 Bruges;108 Deverux-Wooton;105;106 Dilwyn;57 Dorset;44 East St Laurent;115 Farney Common;81 Flanders;108 Francis Convent;108 George Hotel;508 Green Lane;76 Hereford;3;4;28;39;40;43;56;60;63;68;70;71;78;80;109 Hereford Co.;106;110 Herefordshire;508 High Moors;7 Hope under Dinmore;46 Hopleys Green Farm;35 Huntingdon;6 Hurstley;7 Hurstley Court;51 Hyard;70 Hyatt;1 Hyatt Sarnesfield;14 Kings Pyon;13 Kington;21;27;47 Kinnersley;51 Leasbrook;73 Leominster;5;15;82 Llanthew Court;32 London;76;112 Lower Hurst Farm;66 Lyonshall;518 Mahollam;27 Monmouth;73 Norton Cannon;14 Norton Canon;14 Portway;12 Pylle;73 Riddox;70 Ross-on-Wye;59 Sarnesfield;1;26;70;76;503;504 Sarnesfield Court;74;108;109;110;112;113;114 Sarnsfield;70 Somersetshire;73 Swansea;508 Townsend House;57 Upper Broxwood;56 Walthamstow;76 Walton;73 Warwickshire;73 Weobley;39;66 Winchester;108 Winsley;105;106 Woodmanton;31;48;49;50;502 Woodmanton Farm;47 Woodmington;31 Woonton Almeley;22 Worcester Co.;106 Wotton Fitzpaine;44 DATE OF EARLIEST REGISTER: 1558 INCUMBENT: Revd. Richard Birt, M.A. address: The Vicarage, Church Road, Weobley, Hereford. telephone: (01544) 318415 RECORDING DATES: May - July 1995. CUT OFF DATE: July 1995. All memorials have been included to facilitate identification. RECORDER & TYPIST: Alec Whitfield, who also checked the typescript against the memorials. 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 = Pedestal 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 = Mainly Decipherable Material G = Granite MA = Marble R = Brass LS = Local Sandstone ?? = No material listed When some words or letters are followed by "[sic]", it denotes the spelling is as written on the memorial. The following inscriptions include information from an offprint of an article in the Hereford Record Office (AA17/69) titled "Monumental Inscriptions at Sarnesfield, Co. Hereford.". The source and date are unknown, but it is from the George Marshall Papers. The initials G.W.M. appear at the foot. Errors indicate it is a proof copy. Text in square brackets  is from this article, and is illegible on the monument. Where the article and the monument differ, the alternative text from the article is shown: [GWM...]. IN THE CHURCH YARD: 1 H, SS, CW lead, MA. In / Loving Memory / of / ROSANNAH, / youngest daughter of / WILLIAM and ELIZA MARIA / GEORGE, / (of HYATT, [sic] SARNESFIELD) / who died Decer 12th 1916. / Aged 29. / For five years organist of this / Church. / "The redeemed of the Lord shall / return and come with singing unto / Zion. They shall obtain gladness and / joy and sorrow and mourning shall / flee away." / Also of Her Mother / ELIZA M. GEORGE, / who died Nover 3rd 1924. / Aged 70. / Rest in Peace. 2 H, SS, CW, LS. In / loving memory / of / EMILY, beloved wife of / DAVID JAMES, / died April 20, 1916 aged 56. / ROSANNA / daughter of the above / died July 16, 1927 aged 29 / Thy will be done / also DAVID JAMES / died Aug 2, 1931, aged 77. 3 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: KING'S / T.A.KING & Co. / HEREFORD Tel. (0432)270270 In / Loving Memory / of / FLORENCE MABLE / LLOYD / died 27TH Feb. 1987 / aged 73 years 4 H Small, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 SOPHIE CLARE / HAVARD / aged 3 weeks 5 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: STORR-BARBER. LEO. Here / lies the body of / MICHAEL MORRIS, / who departed this life / the 31st day of December / 1910. / Aged 67. 6 H, SN, MD, LS. In memory of / JOHN son of JOHN and / ELIZABETH WILLIAMS of / HUNTINGTON Parish who / died April 6th 1856. / aged 27 years. / When God cuts of the [-----]ead of life / Then fatal [-----] parts [-----] and [---] / Repent in ti[---] for li[----] known / how soon [-----] may be your own / May all [-----] this solomn call / The sil[----]leth for us all. [GWM] 7 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: KING In / loving memory of /ERNEST CORNELIUS GEORGE / HIGH MOORS, HURSTLEY. / who died 2ND April 1965 / aged 76 years. 8 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: KING & C0. In loving memory of / WILLIAM GEORGE, / died Dec. 24TH 1944. / aged 76. / also of his wife / ANNIE LOUISA, / died Sept. 7TH 1957, / aged 88. / at rest. 9 H, SS, MD, LS. Here / Lieth the / Body of JONE / ye wife of DAVID / EVANS [-------]th / Auguft [-----] / 1742 Aged / 55 [GWM] 10 Group of small stone set vertically in the ground. No discernable inscriptions. 11 H, E, MD, LS. ELIANER the wife of / THOMAS HALL Senr / Died Decembr the 3rd / 1763 aged 70 / ANNIE ye wife of THO / HALL Junr died Octbr ye / 5 1763 Aged 36 [GWM] 12 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: W.A.WILLIAMS / PORTWAY. In / Loving Memory / of / WILLIAM TAYLOR MERRICK / son of EDWARD MERRICK / who died Feby 24 1896 / Aged 41 Years / In the midst of life [----] are in death. 13 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: G.H.THOMAS KINGS PYON In Affectionate Remembrance / of / EDWARD / eldest son of / THOMAS and ANN MERRICK. / He died the 17 of October 1884 / aged 57 years. / His end was peace. / also / THOMAS Second Son of / THOMAS and ANN MERRICK / He died the 2 of February 1886. / aged 56 years. / Thy will be done. [GWM] 14 DH, SS, CW, LS. Mason: Watkins [----] [Left Side] Sacred / to the Memory of / THOMAS MERRICK / (of HYATT SARNESFIELD / in the Parish of NORTON / CANON) who departed / this life the 11th day / of February 1852 / Aged 54 Years [Right Side] Also of / ANN / his beloved wife, / who died / October 9TH 1873, / Aged 83 Years. [Below Both] "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." [GWM] 15 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: PUGH / LEOMR In / Loving Memory / of / ELLEN MARIA MERRICK, / Who died FebY 10TH 1904, / Aged 78 Years. / Also in loving memory of / MARY ANN OAKES, / Niece of the above / Who Departed This Life / January 31ST 1913 / Aged 60 Years. 16 DH, N, J, LS. [LeftSide] -I.H.S. / [In] Memory [of] / [R]OWLAND th[e son] / of FRANCIS [PRICE] / by BRIDGET [h---] / /Wh[o died---1775. Aged -- Requiescat (in pace).] [RightSide] No inscription. [GWM] 17 H, E, CW, LS. Here lieth the Body / of ELIZABETH MEREDITH / Spinfter who died ye / 2d day of December / 1710 Aged 29 Years / IHS [GWM] 18 DH, CO, MD, LS. [Left Side] In / Memory of / RANDOLPH BAKER / He Departed / this Life the / 25[GWM27] April 17 / Aged 85[GWM87] [Right Side] Alfo / In Memory of / WILLIAM BAKER / He Departed / this Life the / 11 Decbr 1774 / Aged 46 [Below Both] Our [glass] is [rund] our work is done / Here lie the Father And the Son [GWM] 19 H, SS, M, Slate. To the / memory of / BERT TIPPENS / 1906-1990 / his sisters AMY / NELL and ALICE / his brother WILL / and his parents / GEORGE and / MARY. [This headstone is an outstanding example of modern lettering on stone] 20 DH, SS, CW, LS. [Left Side] In / Memory of / JOHN RICKETTS / of this Parish / who Died Janry / 30th 1827 Aged / 84 Years. [Right Side] also / ELIZABETH Wife / of JOHN RICKETTS / who died January 7 / 1871 / Aged 80 Years. [Below Both] Plain in his form but rich he was in mind / Religious quiet honest meek and kind [GWM] 21 H, SS, CW, LS. Mason: JONES / KINGTON In affectionate remembrance / of / ELEANOR HALL, / who departed this life / December 14 1876. / Aged 68 years. / "Be ye therefore ready also for / the Son of man cometh at an / hour when ye think not." [GWM] 22 A, FA, J, LS. [South Panel] [In]Memory of / [John] HALL / [of WOONTON ALMELEY who departed this life Nov. 11, 1831,] / Aged 59 years [North Panel] A[lso ANNE] / Relict of the [afore]said / [J]OH[N HA]LL / w[ho d]epa[rt]ed this life / August 16 1857 / Aged 73[GWM75] years [GWM] 23 H, EN, J, LS. V[or W][----] / of[--]is[--] / lat[-----] / pari[----] / who d[-----] / ag[----] 24 A, SS, CW, LS. [Restored] [On the Lid] This craggy stone a covering / (is for an Architect's bed) / That lofty buildings raised high / (yet now lies low his head) / His line and rule, so death con / (cludes, are locked up in store) / Build they who list or they who / (wist, for he can build no more.) / His house of clay could hold no longer, / May heaven's joy frame him for a stranger. / In Memory of / JOHN ABEL (Architect) / who died in the year of 1694 / in the 97th year of his age / viveu vivasin vitam aeter nam / Restored by subscription in the year / 1858 [On the South Side] Restored again in / the year 1886 by / the National Society / for Preserving the / Memorials of the Dead. [GWM notes "Its curious inscription has been frequently prnted; lastly in Notes and Queries, 8 Series, vol. iv, pp. 203, 437"] 25 A, CO, D, LS. 26 A, SS, MD, LS. Mason: J CLARK Here lieth the Body / of EMMA RICKETTS. / Daughter of WILLIAM / and ANN RICKETTS / of S[arn]effield who died / 19th[?][GWM13th] Jan 181 Aged 28. / R.I.P. [GWM] 27 DH&K, SS, M lead, MA. In loving memory of / JOHN HUTCHESON STEPHENS / late of MAHOLLAM, KINGTON, / who died Dec. 30. 1946. / aged 81. / also his sister / JANE ELIZABETH STEPHENS / who died Sept. 5. 1947. / aged 80. / at rest. 28 H&K, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / HEREFORD In loving memory of / a dear husband and father / EDWIN FRANK PHILLIPS / died 20th April 1961 / aged 78 years. / a dear wife and mother / LILLIAN JANE PHILLIPS / died 12th September 1984 / aged 97 years. / re-united. 29 A, SN, D, LS. 30 H, SN, D, LS. 31 DH, SN, J, LS. [Left Side] [In Memory of RICHARD STEPHENS late of WOODMINGTON [ie WOODMANTON]in this p]arifh, / [who died] Jany 29th 1795 / [Aged] 59 Years / A Hufband kind, a Father dear, / -[-] faithful Friend, lies buried here. / [-]hort was the warning that Death gave / When I waas summons'd to my Grave. [Right Side] [In Memory] of / [ELDANOR [ELEANOR in Parish Register] t]he Wife of / [RICHARD ST]EPHENS, / [who departed] this Life / [Sept. 30th 1817.] Aged 72 / A regular Woman free from Pride, / Honeft fhe lived, beloved fhe died, / Great is the Lofs, that we fusftain, / In Heaven we hope to meet again. [GWM] 32 H, SS, M, LS. In / memory of ELEANOR, / the beloved wife, / of THOMAS FERRAR, / late of LLANTHEW-COURT, / near BRECON, who died / March 30TH 1860, / aged 75 years. / Thou art gone to the grave / but we will not deplore thee. / Though sorrows and darkness / encompass the tomb: / The Saviour has pass'd through / its portals before thee: / And the lamp of his love is thy / guide through the gloom. [GWM] 33 DH, SN, D, LS. 34 H, SN, J, LS. In Memory of / AN[N dau]ghter of / [SA]M[UEL & SARAH F]ARRAR / [She died May ye 1st 17]8[4. Aged 13 months.] [GWM] 35 H, EN, MD, LS Mason: JAS JONES Prepare for death / In memory of / SAMUEL / CAROLINE / CATHERINE / SARAH / and JAMES HALL / the beloved c[hildren]ren of JOHN and AN[NE] HALL / most of whom [died]/ in infancy / at HOPLEYSGREEN FARM / ALMELEY. [GWM] 36 H, SN, D, LS. 37 Vase, SS, M, MA. GEORGE B. PHILLIPS / aged 9 weeks / Never forgotten. 38 H&K, SS, M, LS. Mason: KING & CO In loving memory of / ROBERT PERCY DAVIES, / BIRCHES FARM, / who died Sep. 28TH 1958, aged 37 years. / And so, after he had patiently endured, / he obtained the promise. 39 F&K, SS, M lead, MA. Mason: KING CO / HEREFORD. In loving memory of / SARAH ELIZABETH DAVIES / BIRCHES FARM, WEOBLEY / who died 28TH July 1954 / in her 69TH year. / Like falling leaves the years roll by, / but memories of you will never die. 40 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 In Memory of / JACK EVANS / Died 9th Feb. 1993 / Aged 83 Years / At Rest 41 H, SS, M, LS. In / memory of / GEORGE EVANS / who died 30TH Aug. 1983 / aged 67 years / at rest. / and brother / SAM EVANS / July 4TH 1992 / aged 78 years 42 Vase, SS, -, LS. No inscription. 43 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 In memory of HARRY EVANS / a beloved husband / and father / 13 April 1963 aged 55 44 X&P&K, SS, CW, MA. [Top Step] In loving remembrance / of the / Revd FORSTER LEWIS MA [Middle Step] For 31 years Rector of / WOTTON FITZPAINE, / in the county of DORSET, / and late Rector of this parish / who died 1ST February 1897, [Bottom Step]aged 64 years. / "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee." 45 O&P, SS, MD, LS. [West Plinth] In memory of / AGNES and MARGARET, / the beloved daughters of / the Revd JOSEPH DUDLEY / rector of this parish, / AGNES died July 8TH 1865, / aged 20. / MARGARET died [Fe]b 19TH 1866 / [aged 16.] [South Plinth] In loving memory of / ELIZA JANE, / wife of the Revd JOSEPH DUDLEY, / entered into rest Dec. 30TH 1888, / aged 74. / and of the Revd JOSEPH DUDLEY, / Rector of this parish, / who fell asleep at ABERYSTWYTH, / Sept 28TH 1894, / aged 85. [GWM] 46 H, SS, MD, LS. In memory [of] / ANN daughter of WILLIAM / and SUSANN[sic] MAPP of / HOPE UNDER DINMORE, who / died August 21ST 1862, / aged 18 years. [GWM] 47 DH, SS, MD, LS. Mason: JONES / KINGTON. [Left Side] In memory of / ANN, / the beloved wife of / RICHARD SKYRME, / of WOODMANTON FARM / in this parish / who died June 3: / 1875, / aged 77 years. / Weep not for me, my / children dear, / nor for me shed a tear / for I am gone but just / before / to my sweet saviour / dear. [Right Side] In memory of / RICHARD SKYRME, / of WOODMANTON FARM / in this parish / who died March 6: / 1876, / aged 85 years. / No more we see him in / our midst, / no more his voice we / hear; / for death has been and / stole away: / the one we loved so dear. [See 52 & 53] [GWM] 48 H, SS, CW, LS. To the memory of / ELIZABETH SUSANNA / JONES / died April 24, 1869, / aged 18 years. / also ANN ELIZABETH / wife of WILLIAM JONES, / and daughter of / RICHARD & ANN SKYRME, / of WOODMANTON, / died Jan. 16. 1880, / aged 60 years. [GWM] 49 X, SS, CW, LS. IHS / In / memory / of / JOHN SKYRME / of WOODMANTON / in this parish / who died Jany 2ND 1873 / Aged 49 Years./ The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. [See 55] [GWM] 50 H&K, SS, CW, MA. In Loving Memory / Of / JOSEPH SKYRME, / (WOODMANTON) / who died 10TH October 1923 / aged 84 years. / "Thy will be done." / also in memory of / HARRIETT SKYRME, / beloved wife of the above / who departed this life / 17TH August 1930 / aged 81 years. / Peace, perfect peace. 51 H, SS, M, MA. In / Loving Memory / of / ALBERT EDWARD / SKYRME, / HURSTLEY COURT, KINNERSLEY. / passed away 3rd Dec. 1968 / aged 79. / also his dear wife / AGNES MARY / passed away 15th Dec. 1977 / aged 88 / Resting, / where no shadows fall. 52 F, SS, M, LS. R.S. / 1876 [Footstone for 47 Right Side.] 53 F, SE, M, LS. A.S. / 1875 [Footstone for 47 Left Side.] 54 H, SS, MD, LS. Mason: A.S.CARTER / Leomr In / Affectionate Remembrance / of / SUSAN ENSOLL / who departed this life / June 19. 1873. / aged 40 years. [GWM] 55 F, SE, -, LS. No inscription. [Footstone to 49] 56a H,SS,M,Plastic MARGARET MARY HELEN / CECELIA RICE / RIP 56 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 With / Fond Memories of / FRANK BROMAGE / PHILLIPS / UPPER BROXWOOD / died 6th January 1987 / aged 57 years. 57 O&P, SS, MD, LS. [West Side] Sacred to the memory of / JANE DOROTHY, / widow of the late / Revd REES LLOYD, / of the TOWNSEND HOUSE DILWYN, / who died July 11TH 1883, / aged  years. [South Side] Sacred to the memory of / the Revd REES LLOYD / of the TOWNSEND / in the parish of DIL[WYN] / in this county / who died July the 18[th] 1862 / aged 60 years. [GWM] 58 H, FA, MD, LS. In / memory of / two beloved / daughters of / EVAN and MARY / HOWELLS / ELIZABETH died May 28 / 1869 aged 16[GWM10] years. / MARY died May 31ST 1869 / aged 15 years / Blessed are the dead / which die [----] Lord [GWM] 59 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.W.URSELL LTD. / ROSS-ON-WYE In / loving memory of / CHRISTINE EYLES / a devoted wife / and mother / who passed away / 12TH January 1990 / aged 40 years / Loves last gift remembrance 60 DH, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 [Above Both Sides] In Loving Memory of [Left Side] A Dear / Husband / And Father / ERNEST / PRICE / JACKSON / 1905-1984 [Right Side] No Inscription. 61 H, SS, M, MA. HAZEL BLACK / dear daughter / and sister / 28th November 1945 / 19th March 1981 / Remembered / with love 62 Vase, SS, M, MA. WALTER / HENRY / BLUNT 63 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: KING & CO / HEREFORD In / loving memory of a / devoted husband & father / BERT BOWEN / 1915 - 1976 / at rest 64 C, SS, CW, LS. [South Face] In memory of JANE, wife of / the Revd DANIEL PHILLIPS POWELL, / Rector of this parish, / who died May 12TH 1835, aged 72 years. / also of the above / Revd DANIEL PHILLIPS POWELL B.A, / who died September 27TH 1851, aged 86 years. [North Face] Also to the memory of CHARLES, son of / the Revd DANIEL PHILLIPS POWELL, / and JANE his wife, / who died December 20TH 1844, / aged 38 years. [GWM] 65 H, SS, M, MA. In / loving memory of / a dear husband / and father / HENRY DAVIES / 24TH April 1974 / dearly loved / sadly missed 66 H&P, SS, M, MA. In / loving / memory of / our dear mother & father / VICTORIA POWELL / died April 9TH 1971 / aged 83 years. / and her beloved husband / HERBERT POWELL / died Aug. 20TH 1972 / aged 86 years. / Peace, perfect peace. / also their third son / EVAN, / 1919 - 1992. / LOWER HURST FARM, WEOBLEY. 67 X, SS, M, LS. IHS / In memory of / a dear wife and mother / AMY LAVINIA WATKINS / died 25 June 1968 / aged 82 / also of / a dear husband & father / CHARLES WATKINS / died 28 Aug. 1979 - aged 90 68 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 In Loving Memory / of / My Dear Parents / THOMAS LEVI HUGHES / 1895 - 1961 / NELLIE HUGHES / 1894 - 1972 / At Rest 69 X&P, SS, M, LS. [East Side] In ever loving / memory of / HILDA MARY / JENNER / who passed to / the higher life / March 18TH 1961 / Thy presence is the / fullness of joy. [North Side] also of / her sister SYBIL / ELIZABETH / JENNER / April 19TH 1975 70 H&K, SS, M lead, MA Mason: F.T.MOSSFORD / HEREFORD. [Headstone] In Loving Memory / of / BRYAN ALFRED STEPHENS / late of HYARD[sic], SARNSFIELD [sic]. / died Feb 17TH 1957 - aged 80 years. / also in loving memory of his wife / EDITH ELLEN / died Jan. 5TH 1956 - aged 79 years. / "at rest." [First Plaque] also / their second son / WALTER EVAN, / late of HYARD[sic], SARNESFIELD / died 20TH July 1986 / aged 74 years. [Second Plaque] also their youngest son / TREVOR EDGAR, / of the RIDDOX / 1923 - 1990 / sadly missed. [South Kerb] GWENDOLINE ANNIE STEPHENS 27-11-1920 --- 12-9-1979 [East Kerb] also their eldest son / ALFRED JOHN, / died Jan. 19TH 1962, aged 54 years. NorthKerb] No inscription 71 H&K, SS, M lead, MA. Mason: F.T.MOSSFORD / HEREFORD. To the Memory of / our beloved aunt / ALMA MILLS, / who died 29TH Dec. 1960. / "God's finger touched her / and she slept." 72 H&K, SS, M, LS. Mason: KING & CO [Headstone] In loving memory of / WILLIAM BRICK, / who died 22. Feb. 1956, / aged 72 years. / and of / LAURA BRICK / who died 16. Oct. 1955, / aged 72 years. / Rest in peace. [Plaque] In loving memory of / my parents / LAURA GLADYS / ALLEN / died 17 July 1979 aged 62 / and / SYDNEY ALLEN / died 10 April 1994 aged 79 73 L on P, SS, MD, LS. [Facing South] Here lyeth the body of HUMPHREY FARRAH HALL / Priest M.A. of LEASBROOK near MONMOUTH, sometime / rector of PYLLE in SOMERSETSHIRE and eldest son / of AMBROSE WILLIAM HALL Priest M.A. who departed / this life the XIXth day of December Ao Dni MCMX  [Facing North] Here lyeth the body of MARY AUGUSTA wife of / HUMPHREY FARRAH HALL and eldest daughter of / Sir JOHN MORDAUNT Bart. of WALTON WARWICKSHIRE / she departed this life the 1st day of July Ao Dni / MCMXXIV . [Facing East] Jesu peace / eternal peace. [Top Surface of Plinth East] But the path of the just is as / the shining light that shineth / more & more unto the perfect / day PROV IV:18 / I look forward to the morning. 74 L, SS, CW, LS. Here lies / the body of / WILLIAM / MARSHALL / of SARNESFIELD COURT / Rector of this parish / 1905 - 1919 & 1928 - 1931 / born 12 Aug 1875 / died 18 June 1955 75 DL, SS, CW, LS. Here lie / the bodies of / ALICE RUTH MARSHALL, Died 9 NovR 1870 Aged 26. / CAROLINE EMILY MARSHALL, Died 9 JanY 1891 Aged 48. / [The following do not appear in GWM. The next is GWM himself.] GEORGE WILLIAM MARSHALL, Died 12 SepR 1905 Aged 66. / ISAAC MARSHALL, Died March 1916. Aged 45. / Also to the memory of / PHYLLIS RUTH MARSHALL / daughter of WILLIAM & MARGARET ANNE MARSHALL / Born 25 JanY 1919. Died 27 NovR 1971 [GWM] 76 X&P, SS, M, LS. [Top Step] ALFRED WILLIAM / EDWARDS [Middle Step] born GREEN LANE SANESFIELD 1885 / fell asleep Feb. 21ST 1965 / at WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON 77 H, SS, M, LS. In / Loving Memory Of / IVY ELIZABETH / BURY / Died 27. July 1979 / Aged 69 Years. 78 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 In / Loving Memory of / A Dear Son, Brother / And Uncle / EDWARD THOMAS CHARLES / AMOS / born 11th August 1952 / died 28th February 1993 / Rest In Peace 79 Temporary brass plate. RACHEL ELEANOR MINTON 80 H, SS, M, MA. Mason: A.J.VIRGO / KYRLE STREET / tel. HEREFORD 272713 In / loving / memory of / EDWARD / THOMAS PRICE / (TED) / died 6th February 1990 / aged 80 The following headstones have been moved to the church yard wall. 81 DH, SD, MD, LS. [Left Side] To / the Memory of / ANN the Wife / of THOMAS HALL. / of the FARNEY COMMON / in this County / who died April 27th / 1800 / Aged 63 years. [Right Side] Also / to the Memory / of the Said / THOMAS HALL. / who Departed / this Life August / the 29th 1823 / Aged 90 Years [GWM] 82 H, SD, MD, LS. Mason: STORR-BARBER Sn / LEo [--] / ever / Loving Memory / of / MARY ANN JENKINS, / beloved wife of THOMAS JENKINS, / Born Aug. 3. 1854. Died Ap. 17. 1909. / "Thy will be done." 83 H, SD, MD, LS. [Here] / Lieth the / body of WILLIAM / BROWN, he died / Auguft ye 7[?][GWMj] / 1742. Aged 52 / All you that Com[sic], my / Grave to See prepare / your Selves to / Follow me. [GWM] IN THE CHURCH 101 L, SS, MD, LS. Here Lyeth / ye body of GAINOR / the wife of JOHN / MONINGTON Efqr who / departed Mar 24th 1688-9 / Also / the Body of / EDWARD MONINGTON Efqr; / Who died the 14th of April / 1741. Aged 49 / R.I.P. / Also / the Body of / BRIDGET MONINGTON his Wife / Who died Febry the 11th 1754 / Aged 49 / R:I:P: [GWM] 102 L, SS, M, LS. In hope / of Refurrection / to Eternal life / Here Lyeth ye body / of THOMAS MONINGTON / Efqr who died ye 4 of / May Anno Do'ni 1709 [GWM] 103 L, Incomplete, MD, LS. Here / lieth the Bod[y of] / ELIZABETH MON[INGTON] / [w]ho died the / [---F]ebruary 17[--] [GWM] 104 L, Defaced, I, LS. 105 L, SS, CW, LS. Here lies the Body / of JOHN BERINGTON / of DEVERUX-WOOTON / late of WINFLEY Efqr. / who died Feby 2d, 1794. / Aged 87. / R.I.P. [GWM] 106 L, ND, CW, LS. Here lieth the Body [of] / WINEFRID BERINGTON / Daughter of JOHN HORNYOLD / of BLACKMORE PARK, / in the County of WORCEFTER, Efq. / & Wife of JOHN BERINGTON / of DEVERUX WOOTON / late of WINFLEY, / in the County of HEREFORD Efq, / fhe died the 12th January 1791. / Aged 82. / R.I.P. [GWM] 107 L, SS, MD, LS. Here Lyeth the Body of MICHAEL / MAR[---] O.S.F. Who / died November the / [The remainder of this ledger stone is beneath a large wood chest, which cannot be moved. GWM continues: 19th 1755. R.I.P. Also the Body of RICHARD [Foley, "Records of the English Province S.J. General statistics," p. 610, calls him Francis.] POOLE S.I. Who Departed this Life December the 23d 1767. R.I.P.] [GWM] 108 WT, SS, CW, MA. Sacred / to the Memory of / ANN TERESA MONINGTON. / She was born the 21st Novr 1735, at SARNESFIELD COURT / the Seat of her Ancestors where She resided many / Years in the exercise of every social vertue, and in / hospitality to her neighbours and benevolence to / the Poor, surpassed by none. On the 2nd Febry 1780, / She took the Veil in the FRANCISCAN CONVENT of / English Ladies at BRUGES in FLANDERS - driven / from thence by the French Revolution in 1794, / with them retired to the Abbey-house in WINCHESTER / where She died on the 24th Novr following, / and her Remains are deposited / Through Life revered in Death regretted. / On her embracing a Religious State She renounced / all her Worldly possessions, and generously gave up / her Estates in this County, to her Kinsman, / JOHN WEBB WESTON, Esqr / who in grateful remembrance, has caused / this Tablet to be erected, / R.I.P. [GWM] 109 WT, SS, M, MA. Mason: T SYMONDS, HEREFORD Here lies the Body / of / BRIDGET MONINGTON / youngest Daughter, & Coheirefs / of EDWARD MONINGTON Efqr, / of SARNESFIELD COURT, / who died in the 34th year of her age / A.D. 1775. / Every pleafing endowment of Humanity / And every Virtue that Chriftianity infpires / Were the ornaments as well as happinefs of her life. / Snatched away in the prime of Youth / Her lofs / Was much lamented by all who knew her / But by no one so Severely felt, / As by her only Surviving Sifter / ANNE MONINGTON, / Who erected this Monument / As a Memorial of her own love / And of Her Virtues. / R.I.P. [GWM] 110 WT, SS, M, LS. In memory of / GEORGE WILLIAM MARSHALL / of SARNESFIELD COURT / York Herald / Sometime Rouge Croix Pursuivant / of Arms / M.A.: LL.D: Camb: J.P. and D.L. / for the County of HEREFORD / and High Sheriff in the Year 1902 / Born 19th. April 1839 / Died 12th. September 1905. 111 FS, SS. MD, LS. MW-W. 185[-] / BMS. 1864 / JW-W. 1823 / R.I.P. 112 WT, SS, M, R. Maker: F.OSBORNE & CO LTD LONDON. The east window of this church is / a memorial to those whose lives / were sacrificed in the war 1914 to 1918 / Private ERNEST RICHARD BIGGS / Private EDWARD JAMES DYKES / 2ND. Lieut. AMBROSE MARSHALL / and / ISAAC MARSHALL, primary donor of / SARNESFIELD COURT RED CROSS HOSPITAL. 113 WT, SS, M, R. In memory of / MARGARET ANNE MARSHALL / wife of WILLIAM MARSHALL / of SARNESFIELD COURT / died 28 May 1955 114 WT, SS, M, MA. 1882 1964 / In memory of / THOMAS MARSHALL / husband of MARGERY INA / and youngest son of / GEORGE WILLIAM MARSHALL / of SARNESFIELD COURT. 115 X, SS, M, Wood & MA. RIP / in / memoriam / 2nd LT. A. MARSHALL / 4th / BEDFORD / Regt. / killed / in / action / April / 15TH / 1917 / This cross once / marked his grave / at BAILLEUL ROAD / EAST ST LAURENT / BLANGY BY ARRAS 116 Small Plate, SD, CW, R. Loose on window cill. In memory of / GEORGE MEADOWS / died May 1ST 1925 / aged 70 years. 117 Vase, SD, M, LS. Loose on window cill. In / memory of / LES LEWIS / died 1980. The following inscriptions appear only in the article titled "Monumental Inscriptions at Sarnesfield". It is important to remember that this is a printer's proof and is known to contain errors. In the Churchyard. 501 In Memory of THOMAS STEPHENS who died Aug.22th[sic] 1807. Aged 48. 502 In Memory of EDWARD the Son of RICHARD and ELEAR STEPHENS of WOODMANTON who died July 3rd 1815. Aged 44. Also In Memory of JOSEPH the Son of RICHARD and ELEANOR STEPHENS who died Septr 17, 1816. Aged 38. 503 Here lieth the Body of WILLIAM (?) RICKETTS of SARNESFIELD who died ... 504 Here lieth the Body of WILL. RICKETTS of SARNESFIELD who died the ... of Jany 1818. Aged 78 years. 505 Sacred to the memory of RICHARD STEPHENS who died March 6th 1824. Aged 54 years. 506 In Memory of ELIZABETH MORGAN who died ... Apr. 1763. Aged ... 507 In Memory of [FRANCIS] PRICE who died [June the 17, 1772.] Aged 72. Contents of brackets  are manuscript addition to printed document. 508 In memory of FRANCES the beloved wife of WILLIAM JONES of the GEORGE HOTEL, SWANSEA, and late of BROXWOOD COURT FARM, HEREFORDSHIRE, who died Sepr 16th, 1873. Aged 51 years. 509 On a small stone. E+B 510 Here Lieth ye body of JAMES PREECE he died Decem ye 13, 1742. 511 C.TAYLOR. Aged 62 years. 1839. 512 On a small stone. H.D. 513 On a small stone. W.B. 1742. 514 In Memory of JOSEPH the Son of JOSEPH & MARY HALL who died 6 May, 1785. Aged 16 years. 515 Here lyeth ye body of WILLIAM BROWN, he died july ye 20 1742. Aged 24. 516,7 On small stones. IS. S.P. On the floor of the Nave. 518 Here lieth the Body of the Revd ROGER POWELL, Vicar of LYONSHALL who died January 14th, 1816, aged 76. 519 Here lieth the Body of ANN POWELL relict of the Revd ROGER POWELL who died the ... day of Octr 1825. Aged 92. 520 In Memory of JOSEPH HALL who Died the ... of April, 1760. Aged ...
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DATE OF EARLIEST REGISTER: 1558
INCUMBENT: Revd. Richard Birt, M.A.
address: The Vicarage, Church Road, Weobley, Hereford.
telephone: (01544) 318415
RECORDING DATES: May - July 1995.
CUT OFF DATE: July 1995. All memorials have been included to facilitate identification.
RECORDER & TYPIST: Alec Whitfield, who also checked the typescript against the memorials.
COPIES DEPOSITED WITH: Hereford Record Office, Hereford City Library, Incumbent, Hereford's Deputy Diocesan Secretary, Society of Genealogists, Herefordshire Family History Society.