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Bilston St Mary

Memorials inside the church

Transcribed by Mary Newman in 1998

Index of names in the transcript:
Barrett, John
Barrett, Mary Ann
Barrett, Jane Corbett
Barrett, Melicent
Clarke, Frederick Augustus
Clarke, Joseph
Downing, John
Downing, Lucy
Downing, Hannah
Downing, Johanna
Downing, Mary Ann
Downing, Johanna
Downing, Joseph
Downing, Ann
Grice, William
Higgins, Isaac
Higgins, Mary Ann
Higgins, Thomas
Higgins, Jane
Hodgkins, Charles
Jones, Harriet
Jones, James Frederick
Keay, James (Jacobus)
Keay, Mary (Maria)
Kendrick, Eliza
Leadbetter, Nathaniel
Leadbetter, Sarah
Mason, John
Mason, Sarah
Maxfield, William
Maxfield, Ann
Maxfield, Eleanor Jackson
Meek, Joseph
Meek, Mary Ann
Meek, Joseph
Moss, Joseph
Nash, James
Nash, Mary
Nash, Thomas
Nash, Ellen
Newbolt, Henry Francis
Onions, Matilda
Owen, James Butterworth
Owen, Louisa
Owen, Charles Higgin
Pearson, Richard
Pearson, Harriot
Preece, James
Rowley, Walter
Rowley, William
Rowley, Elizabeth
Silvey, Richard
Silvey, Mary
Silvey, Ann
Silvey, Richard
Vernon, Thomas
Vernon, Thomas W
Vernon, Sarah
Whittle, Eutychus
Williams, Mary Ann
Williams, John
Woodnett, Mary
Yates, Francis
Yates, Mary
Yates, Samuel
Yates, Catherine
Yates, Bartholomew

 

Full transcript of Memorials:

THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE
(BY PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION)
IN MEMORY OF
JAMES PREECE,
WHO DIED APRIL 11TH 1883
AGED 85 YEARS,
AND TO RECORD THE LABOUR OF LOVE
AND KINDNESS WITH WHICH HE
DISCHARGED THE DUTIES OF SCRIPTURE
READER IN THE PARISH OF ST MARY
AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
DURING THE LONG PERIOD OF 35 YEARS.

"HE THAT BEARETH FORTH GOOD SEEDS
SHALL "DOUBTLESS COME AGAIN WITH JOY,
AND BRING "HIS SHEAVES WITH HIM."
CXXVI PS. V. 7

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IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH,
SON OF JOSEPH AND MARY ANN
MEEK,
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
IN THE CISTERN OF THE DAY SCHOOL
ADJOINING THIS CHURCH, APRIL 30, 1845,
AGED 8 YEARS.

This distressing event is recorded by the
Minister,
as an expression of sympathy with the
parents and caution to the children of the
School, a reproof to the proprietors of
open pits, wells, and landslips, the want
of fencing about
which is the frequent cause of similar
disaster in these districts, and as a
memento to all
of the uncertainty of life, and the
consequent necessity of immediate and
continued preparation for death.

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IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS NASH
FORMERLY OF THIS TOWNSHIP WHO SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED
WITHOUT ANY REASON TO ACOUNT FOR IT, AND WAS NEVER
HEARD OF AFTER THAT DAY,
TO WIT MARCH 3RD 1832, BORN AUGUST 26TH 1772.

ALSO OF ELLEN, WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS NASH,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 25TH 1834, AGED 65 YEARS.

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. HENRY FRANCIS NEWBOLT, M. A.,
OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
AND VICAR OF THIS PARISH;
WHO DIED MAY 24TH 1866, AGED 42 YEARS.

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY MANY WHO LOVED HIM
AMONG HIS DEEPLY ATTACHED PEOPLE AND SORROWING FRIENDS
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE GRACE GIVEN UNTO HIM
TO PREACH AMONG THEM THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST
AND TO SET BEFORE THEM AN EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY,
PIETY, AND ZEAL IN HIS MASTER'S SERVICE,
DURING THE SIX YEARS OF HIS MINISTRY HERE.

"HIS SUN IS GONE DOWN WHILE IT IS YET DAY,"
BUT "THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS,
"SHALL SHINE AS THE STARS FOR EVER AND EVER."

"THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY,
"THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
1 COR. XV 57.

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JOHN MASON
OF THIS TOWN
CAUSED THE SUM OF £1000
TO BE INVESTED IN THE PURCHASE
OF £1200, 3 PER CENT CONSOLS,
AND BY DEED OF ENDOWMENT
DATED THE 25TH DAY OF NOVEMBER
1870 AND ENROLLED IN
HER MAJESTY'S COURT OF CHANCERY
DIRECTED THE ANNUAL DIVIDENDS
TO BE RECEIVED THEREFROM
AND PAID OVER IN EQUAL PARTS
TO THE VICARS OF THE
RESPECTIVE CHURCHES OF ST LEONARD
ST MARY, AND ST LUKE,
IN BILSTON AFORESAID
TO BE BY THEM DISTRIBUTED
ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF
THE RESPECTIVE CHURCH WARDENS
AMONGST TEN POOR, AND DESERVING
MEN RESIDENT IN THOSE SEVERAL
PARISHES OF THE RESPECTIVE AGES
OF 60 YEARS, AND UPWARDS,
AND NOT IN THE RECEIPT
OF PARISH RELIEF,
OR BY THEIR WIVES,
ON THE 21ST DAY OF DECEMBER
IN EACH SUCCEEDING YEAR.

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JOHN MASON
OF THIS TOWN,
UPON THE DEATH OF HIS
LAMENTED WIFE SARAH MASON
CAUSED THE SUM OF £1000
TO BE INVESTED IN THE PURCHASE
OF £1200 3 PER CENT CONSOLS,
AND BY DEED OF ENDOWMENT
DATED THE 25TH DAY OF JUNE 1867
AND ENROLLED IN
HER MAJESTY'S COURT OF CHANCERY
DIRECTED THE ANNUAL DIVIDENDS
TO BE RECEIVED THEREFROM
AND PAID OVER IN EQUAL PARTS
TO THE VICARS OF THE
RESPECTIVE CHURCHES OF ST LEONARD
ST MARY, AND ST LUKE,
IN BILSTON AFORESAID
TO BE BY THEM DISTRIBUTED
ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF
THE RESPECTIVE CHURCH WARDENS
AMONGST TEN POOR, AND DESERVING
WOMEN RESIDENT IN THOSE SEVERAL
PARISHES OF THE RESPECTIVE AGES
OF 60 YEARS, AND UPWARDS,
AND NOT IN RECEIPT
OF PARISH RELIEF,
OR BY THEIR HUSBANDS,
ON THE 10TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER
IN EACH SUCCEEDING YEAR.

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I H S

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH, WIFE OF NATHANIEL LEADBETTER WHO EXCHANGED
THIS TABERNACLE FOR THE JERUSALEM ABOVE WHICH IS
FREE, THE MOTHER OF US ALL
ON THE 24TH OF MAY 1848, IN THE 63RD YEAR OF HER AGE.

BELIEVING - "That we who are alive and remain
unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them
who are asleep."
1, Thess. IV, 15

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IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH CLARKE OF THIS TOWNSHIP
OBIIT MAY 19TH AD 1841, AETAT 50,
ALSO OF MATILDA ONIONS DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
OBIIT OCTOBER 28TH, AD 1851, AETAT 24.

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IN MEMORY OF
HARRIOT, WIFE OF RICHARD PEARSON,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 8TH 1856,
AGED 56 YEARS.
SHE WAS A FAITHFUL WIFE A GOOD MOTHER
HER END WAS PEACE.

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SACRED
to the memory of
JAMES NASH,
FOR UPWARDS OF 30 YEARS
BEADLE OF THIS CHURCH,
WHO DIED JUNE 6TH 1874
AGED 73 YEARS.

ALSO OF MARY,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20, 1874
AGED 74 YEARS.

THIS TABLET IN AFECTIONATE REGARD FOR THEIR
PARENTS, IS ERECTED BY THEIR CHILDREN.

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM GRICE OF THIS TOWN,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT 2ND. A.D. 1846, AGED 60 YEARS,

ALSO OF ELIZA KENDRICK, NIECE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DECEASED FEB. 11TH. A.D. 1848, AGED 20 YEARS.

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Where the widow's tear hath wept There the archangels voice shall shake
Where the churchyard worm hath crept There the grave its bosom break
Where the good man's dust hath slept There the Immortal heir awake!
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCIS YATES
LATE OF ALBRIGHTON
SALOP ESQ
AND FORMERLY OF THIS
TOWNSHIP
NAT. 7. FEB A.D. 1763
OB. 26. MAI. A.D. 1845 (3?)

ALSO OF
MARY,
HIS BELOVED WIFE
NAT. 19. JUL. A.D. 1771
OB. 7. FEB. A.D. 1837.

ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING, CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE, WHOSE REMAINS
ARE INTERRED IN ST. LEONARDS CHURCH N THIS TOWNSHIP TO WIT:
SAMUEL NAT. 23 JAN. A.D. 1805 OB. 7 OCT. A.D. 1815.
CATHERINE NAT. 25 JAN. A.D. 1812 OB. 13. NOV. 1812
BARTHOLOMEW NAT 15. APRIL .D. 1817 OB. 1 MAI. A.D. 1817.

THIS TABLET
in grateful remembrance of their beloved Parents and in record of the united feeling of
their Children towards the deceased, and of their natural affection towards each other, is
erected by the surviving members of the family.

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IN MEMORIAM
MARIAE,
JACOBI KEAY UXORIS DILECTAE
QUAE PARTUM GRAVIOREM PASSA QUAM COMMUNEM
FEBRIQUE ICTA
OB. PRID. KAL. MART. A.D. MDCCCXLV
AETAT. EHEU XXII:
MATER SUA ILLAM IN (A)EGRITUDINE LEVANDO
SOLICITUDINE ET VIGILIS DEBILITATA OBITA
HANC TABELLAM PATER FRATERQUE MOERENTES
AMISSAM POSUERE

'MITIUS ILLE PERIT SUBITA QUI MERGITUR UNDA
QUAM SUA QUI LIQUIDIS BRACHIA LASSAT AQUIS.'

SACREDTOTHE MEMORYOFELEANOR JACKSON
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND ANN
MAXFIELD
OBIIT FEB. 17TH A.D. 1842 AETAT. 13.

Sweet flower! too sweet to deck a grave;
"A little while," lie there:
And thou shalt bud and bloom again
Where flowers are ever fair
Plucked from the bleeding hearts that los 'em
To glorify "the Master's" bosom!

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To the Memory of
Jane Corbett infant daughter of John and
Mary Ann Barrett who died March 4th
A.D. 1840.

Also of
Melicent, daughter of the above, who died July 22nd
A.D.1840
aged 1 year and 4 months.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast
perfected praise Matthis XX! Chap. 16Ve.

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Erected
by his Brothers to the memory of Eutychus Whittle,
whose remains
are interred in the family vault at Sherrif Hales in this County
He was
for many years a respected inhabitant of this Town. Died 20 April
AD. 1850, aged 62 years.

Thy Brother shall rise again. John Chap. XI. Ver.23.

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IN MEMORY OF
ANN,
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
RICHARD SILVEY,
OF THIS TOWN, WHO AFTER MUCH SUFFERING
ENDURED WITH MEEK AND PATIENT RESIGNATION
WAS RELEASED SEPTEMBER 20TH A.D. 1847,
AETAT 44.
HER MORTAL REMAINS WERE INTERRED IN
THE FAMILY VAULT IN ST LEONARDS CHURCH
IN THIS TOWNSHIP.

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Tablet to South side of West door of St Leonard's church

IN A VAULT NEAR THIS TABLET
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
RICHARD SILVEY
LATE OF THIS TOWNSHIP,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST XV. MDCCCXXVI
AGED LXV YEARS.

ALSO ANN, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DECEASED
SEPTEMBER 10TH .AD. 1847, AGED 44 YEARS.

ALSO OF
MARY, RELICT OF THE ABOVE RICHARD SILVEY,
WHO DIED MAY THE 18TH 1853, AGED 85 YEARS.

ALSO RICHARD, ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND MARY SILVEY,
WHO DIED MAY 15 1881, AGED 78 YEARS,
INTERRED IN THE CEMETRY.

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(In book form)

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY
OF
CHARLES HODGKINS ESQ,
SURGEON,
LATE OF THIS
TOWNSHIP
WHO DIED MARCH 11TH 184-
AGED 40 YEARS.
HIS
REMAINS
ARE INTERRED
- - - - - - - - - - - -
AT
SHIFFNALL SALOP.
A FEW FRIENDS
HAVE ERECTED THIS TABLET
AS A
MEMORIAL OF THEIR
HIGH RESPECT
FOR
HIS PROFESSIONAL
CHARACTER
AND PERSONAL
WORTH.

"Fiat voluntus tuus"!

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CAROLUS HIGGINS OWEN,
FILIOLUS REVD. J. B. OWEN, M.A.
HUJUS ECCLESIAE PASTORIS,
NATUS UXORE SUA LOUISA OWEN,
SUBTER JACET SEPULTUS.
OBIIT JAN. XXVI, A.D. MDCCCXXXVIII,
AETAT XXI DIE.

We said he was a "Heavenly" child,
Nor call'd him so in vain; (?)
God saw "the angel" mght be spoil'd,
And took him home again.!

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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY ANN WIFE OF ISAAC HIGGINS
OF THIS TOWN, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 19TH A.D.1834 AGED 25 YEARS.

ALSO OF THOMAS, SON OF THE ABOVE ISAAC AND MARY ANN HIGGINS,
WHO DIED IN INFANCY A. D. 1834.

ALSO OF MARY WOODNETT, AUNT TO THE ABOVE MARY ANN HIGGINS,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 3RD A..D. 1836, AGED 65 YEARS.

ALSO OF JANE, SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE ISAAC HIGGINS,
WHO DECEASED FEBRUARY 23RD A. D. 1846 AGED 36 YEARS.

THEIR REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE FAMILY VAULT IN THIS CHURCHYARD.

Brethren, the time is short; it remaineth that both they that had wives be as though they had
none, and they that weep as though they wept not.
1Corinthians VII Chapter, 29 and 30 verses.

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IN MEMORY OF
Lucy wife of John Downing, of Bradley in this Parish obiit Dec.5thA.D.
1834 etat 36 and of Hannah and Johanna their daughters who died in infancy.

Also of Mary Downing second wife of the above obiit Feb. 18th. A.D. 1848
etat 35, and of Johanna, Joseph and Ann their children who died in infancy.

For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living for all live unto him. Luke XX c. 35 v.

Also of the above John Downing obiit March 31st 1857, A.D. etat 58.

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Sacred to the memory of
Sarah the wife of Thomas Vernon
late of the Parish
obiit April 24th A.D. 1842
aetat 42.

Also of their children
Mary Ann the wife of John Williams
of Liverpool obiit Nov. 19th A.D.
1840 aetat 28.

Also Harriet the wife of
James Frederick Jones of London
obiit Aug 5th A.D. 1846
aetat 32;
her first husband being
Frederick Augustus Clarke
who died at Calcutta.

Erected by Thomas W. Vernon to the memory of his beloved parents and sister
I have said to corruption,
Thou art my Father, and to the worm, thou art my mother and my sister. Job Chap.17 Ver. 14

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IN A VAULT
NEAR THIS CHURCH
REPOSETH, IN HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION
UNTO THE LIFE ETERNAL,
ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF
WILLIAM ROWLEY,
ONLY SON OF THE LATE WALTER ROWLEY,
OF STOKE PARK, SHROPSHIRE.
HE DIED 15TH DECEMBER 1841
AGED 70 YEARS.

ALSO OF ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE,
DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH MOSS,
OF THIS PLACE.
SUDDENLY CALLED HENCE,
SHE CALMLY RESIGNED HER SPIRIT
INTO HER SAVIOUR'S HANDS,
24TH AUGUST 1832, AGED 56 YEARS.

"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, SAITH THE
LORD: HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE
DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE; AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH
AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE."
St. John XI. 25-26.

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