This transcription is a transcription of a transcription originally done in 1988 by Wath and Mexborough Archives. These documents have many typographical errors and so we cannot vouch for the acuracy in the original transcription.
Plaque Number [C1]
[Over the Door] - FUNERAL HATCHMENT [No Inscription]
Plaque Number [C2]
Coat of Arms
HONI SOIT QUI MAL I PENSE DIEU ET MON DROIT
Plaque Number [C3]
Stone Plaque on west end of Nave
VIOLET HUMPHREY 1904 - 1970 A friend to this Church.
Plaque Number [C4]
This CHURCH WAS REBUILT IN 1820 and NINETY THREE additional SITTINGS were then obtained which are free and unappropriated towards which the SOCIETY for promoting the enlargement & rebuilding of CHURCHES contributed the sum of £120
Plaque Number [C5]
THIS CHURCH WAS ENLARGED AND ALTERED BY HENRY GLADWYN JEBB IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF FRANCIS HARRIOTT MILES IN THE YEAR OF THE JUBILEE OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND IN THE 50th YEAR OF THE INCUMBENCY OF THE REV'd THOMAS POOLE, M.A. RE-OPENED ON 6th DECEMBER 1887
Plaque Number [C6]
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF HENRY GLADWYN JEBB of FIRBECK HALL, PRIEST THIS TOWER IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW 1900
Plaque Number [C7]
Small Brass Vase in 'kitchen'
IN MEMORIUM 1914 - 1918 [See also C20]
Plaque Numbers [C8] & [C9]
Pair of Brass Vases in 'kitchen'. Both have same inscription
IN MEMORY OF TONY ROEBUCK, 5 YEARS FROM ALL PARISHIONERS, 19th SEPTEMBER, 1952 [See also C18]
Plaque Number [C10]
Stone tablet with carved surround, on West wall [in toilet]
Defideratifsmæ memoriæ Catherinæ primogenitæ Edwardi Darcy de Dertford Cantiana Equitas aurati, Reginæ Elizabethæ a Secretiori cubicolo, Feminæ undiquaq ornatifsimæ Nuptiis & natu talis, qualem depingunt stemata fua Gentilitia Vultus venufti, corporis fymetri, viuacis, fæcundi Cuius extermas elegantias illustrarunt virtutes Theologicæ pietas cordata, charitas effuta, obedienta Coniugalis, castitas inexpugnabilis Ethicæ, placida ingenuitas, modefta humilitas patienta magnanima, prudentia oec menica Right hand of Tablet: Quæ obijt Astonæ 24 Maij 1646 in sinu unicæ suiæ filiæ fuperstitis Elizabethæ dotifsæ Joanis Dni Darcy et Menhill, coniugis Francifci Fane Equitas debalneo, Hicq fepulta affinis facta est cineribus Amiciæ Bradbury Auiæ, Guiliemi patris, et Winefradæ Eyre Matris mariti fui coniunctior'q proprijs viferbus, nempe Catherinæ , Margaretæ Nathanieli, Mari anonymo, et Mariæ nuptæ Gulie: Sauile de Copley [in propugnando prefidio Lincolniæ infauste occifo] liberis ex Marito fuo fufceptis, et hoc facello contuinulatis
Johannes mæstifsimus fuus promogenitas improles hafce articulatus litouit Lachrymas quæ durum hunc excauarant propriæq fepulturæ, aream, juxta matrem [Numinis et osteritatis venia] sibi confignauit
"In Memory of Catherine, first child of Edward Darcy of Kent, Horseman to the Queen. She was Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth I, and wife to Armour Bearer William West of Firbeck. She was in all ways the most elegant of women: she resembled all of her family, she was of pure blood; also fair of face, shapely, lively and fertile. These external features matched her virtues: a theologian, of wise sense of duty, vast charity, obedient to her husband, and of impregnable chastity. Ethical, modest, humble, of great patience and prudence. She died at Aston on the 24th May 1646, in secret, with her one and only daughter, the very gifted Elizabeth, brother Darcy and sister Menhill, her husband [?] Francis Fane, horseman of Bath, standing over her. Here the burial took place, and her ashes were placed with those of Amicia Bradbury, her Grandmother, and William's Father [William the Lawyer], and her mother by marriage, Winifred Eyre: and associated in personal matters, certainly, Catherine, Margaret, Nathaniel, with an unknown husband, and Maria, wife of William Copley [killed in fighting in defence of the Garrison at Lincoln] and the children adopted by him, were all buried in this chapel. John, his very gentle first born, offered a clear sacrifice of tears, which filled a hollowed out rock, and he vouched for an area reserved for burials near his mother."
Plaque Number [C11]
" O.S. Map -
19th CENTURY VIEW OF PARISH, BOUNDARY REMAINS THE SAME."
Plaque Number [C12]
Stained Glass Window - 3 panels
At the bottom is -
HENRIETTA GALLY KNIGHT - IN MEMORY OF A BELOVED - HUSBAND A.D. 1847
Plaque Number [C13]
Photograph - "[LEONARD OF] SHEFFIELD" . Clock over photograph.
Plaque Number [C14]
Brass Plate [in base of bell tower]
THE TUBULAR BELLS WERE PLACED IN THIS TOWER BY SUBSCRIPTION, IN MEMORY OF THE REV. HENRY GLADWYN JEBB AND DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE USE OF THIS PARISH BY THE BISHOP OF BEVERLEY ON THE 12th OF JULY 1900. REV. A.H.S. BEAN, RECTOR JAMES SPURR JOSEPH BINGLEY CHURCH WARDENS
Plaque Number [C15]
Font. [Inscription round base]
TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF THOMAS POOLE, 56YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH, AND MARY HIS WIFE, THIS FONT IS DEDICATED BY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
Plaque Number [C16]
ROLL OF HONOUR
|Behind the ||Keeping watch|
|dim unknown||above His own|
|Standeth God||All's well!|
|within the||All's well!|
|Austin, James Edward ||Hill, Broughton|
|Bean, Cuthbert Alex'der Stillingfleet||Hill, Raymond|
|Bean, Bernard Willoughby||Hill, Dick|
|Barnard, Charles||Hiley, Fred|
|Brooke Smith, Louise Alfred||Jarman, Henry|
|Baxter, William||Jebb, Sidney Gladwyn|
|Baxter, Edward||Leckenby, Sidney|
|Cutler, Clifford||Martin, Norman|
|Cox, Cecil||Miller, Lewis A|
|Eaton, Herbert||Rushby, William|
|Eaton, Douglas||*Taylor, William B|
|Fish, George||Tonks, Harry|
|Fish, William||Tonks, Harry|
|*Hudson, George||White, Sir Archibald Bart.|
|Heald, Edward||Jackson, Frank|
|*Heald, William||Meredith, Ivor|
|Hanson, Charles||Cuckson, Stanley|
|Pigott, Cyril||Cuckson, George|
|Allison, Tom |
|Spencer, Robert |
|Beighton, James |
|Winn, William |
* These names underlined in red
Plaque Number [C17]
Benefactions Belonging to this Parish. Geo. Jenkinson of this town left by Will 1726 to ye Poor Widdows yearly 2 pounds One half to be given at Christmas Eve the other at Whitsun Eve. Ariseing from Lands Lying in the Parish of Tuxford Francis Ellis Trustee.
Plaque Number [C18]
"SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME." IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANTHONY MICHAEL ROEBUCK ACCIDENTALLY KILLED 19th SEPT. 1952 AGED 5 YEARS. [See also C8, C9]
Plaque Number [C19]
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF BROUGHTON HILL GEORGE HUDSON NORMAN MARTIN WILLIAM TAYLOR WHO FELL DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY AND WE WERE NOT HURT NEITHER MISSED WE ANYTHING WHEN WE WERE IN THE FIELDS. AS A FURTHER MEMORIAL, A BED HAS BEEN PARTIALLY ENDOWED IN VICTORIA HOSPITAL, WORKSOP, BY CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE INHABITANTS OF FIRBECK.
Plaque Number [C20] [See also C7]
Small Brass Vase
IN MEMORIUM 1914 - 1918
Plaque Number [C21]
Visitors Book. - In Loving Memory of Harold Arthur Wharton.
Plaque Number [C22]
" IN CAED QUIES"
Plaque Number [C23]
IN MEMORY OF JOHN GALLY KNIGHT, ESQ., ELDEST SON OF THE REV'D DR. GALLY AND ELIZABETH KNIGHT, HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 20th DAY OF OCTOBER 1804 IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE A DISTINGUISHED CLASSICAL SCHOLAR AN EMINENTLY USEFUL MAGISTRATE, WISE, LEARNED AND KIND, HE OCCUPIED HIS LIFE IN FULFILLING HIS DUTIES TO GOD AND MAN, AND OBTAINING THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF ALL BY WHOM HE WAS KNOWN.
Plaque Number [C24]
IN MEMORY OF HENRY GALLY KNIGHT, ESQ. YOUNGER SON OF THE REV'D DR. GALLY AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6th DAY OF APRIL 1808, IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE ALSO IN MEMORY OF SELINA HIS WIFE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM FITZHERBERT ESQ. OF TISSINGTON HALL, DERBYSHIRE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 2nd DAY OF JAN. 1823 IN THE 71st YEAR OF HER AGE THEY BOTH COMBINED PIETY AND CHEERFULNESS IN A REMARKABLE DEGREE NOT ESCHEWING THE WORLD, BUT PASSING THROUGH IT UNSPOTTED AND AFFORDING A BRIGHT EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIAN VIRTUE AFTER THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND THE WIDOW REBUILT THIS CHURCH.
Plaque Number [C25]
Stained Glass Window - 2 panels
Pictures - 3 on each window refer to
|MATT 13, 31||MATT 7, 24 |
|MATT 25, 1||MATT 13, 33|
|MATT 25, 14||MATT 13, 34|
[Bottom right hand corner]
In honoured memory of John Fisher, died 6 Nov 1950 in his 93rd year, 59 years Vicar's Warden of this Church. Also his sister Frances Augusta Fisher died 1 Oct. 1938 in her 83rd year.
Plaque Number [C26]
"TOUT JOUR PRET".
Plaque Number [C27]
DEPOSITVM JOHANNIS WEST DE FIRBECK AR ET FRANCISAE VXDRIS EIVS QVI OBIERVNT, HAEC J3 FEB A.D. J157 ANNOS NATA : 49 ILLE 7 JUMI A 1659 NATVS ANNOS 54 DM JOHANNIS WEST AR MVMUOVEUIKOV
HABES, TERRA GUOD SUPERBIAS, ET GUOD INFLERIS, Nec iniuria arcum hunc erigis triumphalem inisigiuorem enim nunguam adepta es victoriam Nec inagis gloriosam tenui ti urnam. Quicquid uspiam doctrinæ eloquentiæ eruditionis. Fortitud inis, justitæ, Pietatis, Constantiæ, Charitatis Candoris Ar[u]um, Scientiarum, Morum Ingenii, Acuminis, Festivitatis Per totum antea sparsim vagabatur orbem, Natura simul juncta in uno Corpore Prodidit, Sed ne Deliciis Humanum Genus Diulius Frlieretur, suis Neve Avidor Miu----s thesaurum hunc putaret Proprium Heu--- multo citiu------------ Par Fuit, Recondidit Quid -------- ura cu-------- Viri merita adco altas in Om-------------- ices ut ------------------ æ lern --m trans-nisermt ----------------- Memoriæ Pauc----asce ---------------- Avit nec plub--------- ------------------- verit-------- ej---------- et nominis [cog]neminis et Dinis Prids et Ne[I] os FRANCISCVS FANE CAR( )LO 2 CORONATO BALNEI MILES
Plaque Number [C27a]
At the side of the archway is a framed, typed 'rough translation' -
"Here lies John West of Firbeck and Frances his wife; who have died, the latter on the 13th February 1657, aged 49; the former on the 7th July 1659 aged 54. P.M. John West It goes on to describe West as "learned, eloquent, erudite, courageous, just, pious, consistent, charitable, sincere, artistic, scientific, moral, ingenious, shrewd and "humorous", in the most flowery of terms. It ends - "When such great men deserve such praise in all sincerity, they grow roots so that, through tradition, they may send down their writings to posterity. These short lines written for you and blurred by not a few tears, are offered as true advice to you, Oh most gentle descendants, with good wishes from the bereaver to his sons and grandsons. Francis Fane, Poet, Soldier of Bath.
Plaque Number [C28]
Stone in Floor [near the lecturn] only partly visible.
Round the edge of the stone:
"----- KNIGHT SONN OF S. RALPH KNIGHT OF LANGOLD WHO DEPARTED THE -----------" In the centre of the stone: " JANUARY BEE ING NINE MUNTHES AN TWELVE DAYES OULD ANNO DOM. 1662."
Plaque Number [C29]
Brass Plate - near lecturn, concerning iron Chancel Screen.
"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE BELOVED MEMORY OF THEIR FATHER HENRY GLADWYN JEBB THIS SCREEN IS ERECTED BY HIS DAUGHTERS FLORENCE JEBB AND EDITH BOROUGH MAY 7 1899.
Plaque Number [C30]
Stone in floor - mostly covered by the Choir Pews. "---------- of ----------elict ---------Esqr. ---------Sep. -----------n."
Plaque Number [C31]
Stone in floor at east end of organ.
Here lieth the Body of Mrs. MARY OWEN, Relick of T. OWEN ESQre. who departed this life May 27 1731 Anno Domini ----- Year. -------mory of Mr.[?] ------ STANIFORTH who departed this life -------20. Anno Dom. 1787, Aged 60 years.
Plaque Number [C32]
Brass Plate, to the east of the organ:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF THOMAS POOLE M.A. FOR 56 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH BORN 23 NOVEMBER 1803, DIED 22 JANUARY 1894, LORD NOW LETTEST THOU THY SERVANT DEPART IN PEACE.]
Plaque Number [C33]
LIST OF INCUMBENTS.
|Mr. Fletcher||c1646||Canon Lee||1947|
|Samuel Cress||c1716||Rev. Challen||1850|
|Nathaniel Pearson||c1727||Rev. GL Murphy||1954|
|Edward Marshall||1729-77||Rev. J Thompson||1969|
|Tempest Stringer||c1781||Rev. S Clarke||1971|
|Isaac Johnson||c1808||Rev. JWA Woods||1973|
|Rev. G Whitehead||c1812||Rev. H Liddle||1982|
|Rev. Thomas Poole||1838-94|| || |
|Rev. Canon AHS Bean||1894-1927|| || |
|Rev. James Redrobe||1927-32|| || |
|Rev. EJ Ives Lacey||1932|| || |
|Rev. Holloway||1939|| || |
|Rev. Bentley||1940|| || |
|Rev. Fitton||1943|| || |
|Canon St.Leger Blakeney||1945|| || |
Plaque Number [C34]
Stained Glass Window - Inscription "Saint Matthew"
Plaque Number [C35]
Stained Glass Window - Inscription "Saint Mark"
Plaque Number [C36]
Stained Glass Window [East end of Church] - "Salvator Mundi"
Plaque Number [C37]
Stained Glass Window - Inscription "Saint Luke"
Plaque Number [C38]
Stained Glass Window - Inscription "Saint John"
Plaque Number [C39]
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK HOBSON [B.A. LOND.] DIED DECEMBER 23rd 1961 EASTER 1962
Plaque Number [C40]
Book of Common Prayer:
" In thankful remembrance for mercies and blessings received. St. Peter's Eve, 1936".
Plaque Number [C41]
Stone Tablet with carved surround.
"Mortale quod fuit hic deponiuur Fideliæ Knight, Vxoris Chariffimæ Radulphi Knight De Langhall Equitas quæ poft annoru triu et Viginti gratum conjugium menfe cum vigenti Quinque diebus luperaddius et quindecim Liberorum foelix puerperium vita annorum Quadraginta trium peracta feliciter Viro dilecta liberis chara amata fuis pauperi Facilis vicinis grata nemini nifi malo severa inter Opimates Euge optima Deo longe Chariffima Fatalem claufit diem maturum fibi præmaturu Nobis heu vltinum April 18 AD 1671 Quos Deus donavit fervis fuis Liberi
|Radulph mort||Fidelia mort|
|Gulielm mort||Alicia mort|
Quibus pariendis perijt vivendis fuperftes manet Vittute vivitur Ære perennius Conjux tamen mæftiffimus Hoc æterni pofuit amoris innemofynon.
Plaque Number [C41a]
Framed, typed translation of the above.
"Buried here because dead; Fidelia Knight, most sweet wife of Ralph Knight, Horseman of Langold; who after 23 years, happily married, and a month with 25 days added on, of happy childbirth had 15 children, happily carried through 43 years of life, with an esteemed husband, sweet children, their love, happy in poverty in a pleasant neighbourhood, where no one, unless wicked was separate, among the nobility. The sweetest God, far away, closed the day fatefully at the right time for him, too early for us, alas! The end April 18th AD 1671" God gave them, His servants, their children
|Ralph, died||Fidelia, died|
|William, died||Alice, died|
Plaque Number [C42]
Card - re, Sir Ralph Knight [Extract from Hunter's South Yorkshire]
Langold was the first purchase which Sir Ralph Knight made in Yorkshire; but he soon added to it the manor and estate of Letwell. He much enlarged the house at Langold, and made it his residence when not engaged in public affairs. Here he is said to have entertained Monk in his famous march from Coldstream to London. Langold and Letwell have remained to the present day in the possession of the descendants, who have added to their estates in this neighbourhood the manor of Firbeck. Sir Ralph Knight was a distinguished and fortunate officer in the civil wars. His father resided in the neighbourhood of Newbury in Berkshire. At the breaking out of the war he was in his twenty third year, and, prepared it is probable by the spirit of disaffection to the things established in Civil and ecclestiastical affairs, which prevailed at that time to a great extent around Newbury, he entered the parliamentary army. The first time in which I have seen his name mentioned is in October 1643 He was then Sergeant-major, or as we now say major, in sir Miles Hobart's regiment, in the army of the Earl of Manchester. He distinguished himself in the fight of Horncastle in that month, and was sent about the same time by the Earl of Manchester to summon the castle of Bolinbrooke. It is to be regretted that sir Ralp Knight, who saw, and was himself a part in, much of the affairs of those times, and who was afterwards intimately acquainted with the secret springs in a most critical period of our history, did not, like several of his contemporaries, leave written memorials of his services. We lose sight of him after this till the year 1646, when he took to wife a daughter of a late Vicar of Rotherham. The nuptials were solemnised at that place on June 23. It may be presumed that he was at that period in some kind of military command in those parts of Yorkshire. It was about this period that he bought Langold, and the Register of St.John's, Laughton, containing a record of the baptisms of several of his children between 1649 and 1656, it may be inferred that he made it his residence, as far as military life allowed of any settled abode. We next find him in the army of general Monk of Scotland. He was colonel of one of the four regiments of horse under his command. When it was proposed to open a negotiation with the other army under Fleetwood, he was deputed with colonels Clobery and Wilks to visit London and treat with Fleetwood. The articles of agreement which were signed by the three colonels on behalf of the Scotch army and by Fleetwood for the assemby of officers at Wallingford-house, on Nov. 15, 1659, express a determination to oppose the king's restoration, to promote the formation of a well ordered commonwealth, to cause a parliament to be summoned, and to maintain in the armies a disposition to peace. This was not what Monk desired or intended; and on their return he refused to sanction the treaty, and imprisoned colonel Wilks. Probably he had gained what he wanted, time. Colonel Knight does not appear to have suffered in his estimation, and he probably acted with perfect sincerity, not knowing at that time the ulterior objectives of the general. It seems likely however, that they were not long concealed from him and that he concurred in Monk's design. In a document relating to him after the restoration, the preamble speaks thus: "Whereas the said Colonel Knight hath faithfully served his majesty, and did correspond and join with the aforesaid duke of Albemarle, in his majesty's most happy restoration, &c. He was at least with general Monk in his march to London, and employed by him in watching the motions of Lambert, and in taking possessions of some of the strong towns of the north. And when the army was arrived in London, colonel Knight was in close communication with Monk, and actively engaged in promoting his objectives. Soon after the king's return the colonel was knighted, and received other proofs of royal favour. He retained his military command after the restoration. Among the evidences of Mr. Knight at Firbeck, is an order dated August 13, 1667, to sir Ralph Knight, directing him to disband his regiment at Yarmouth. The remainder of his life, and he lived to witness the revolution an event in which he would probably sincerely rejoice, was spent for the most part at Langold, where he had a numerous family of children, several of whom were connected in his lifetime with some of principal families in those parts of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. His first wife died in 1671 and many years after sir Ralph took a second wife, the widow of Rolleston, who had been the secretary to William duke of Newcastle. In 1675 he bought the hall, manor, and advowson, of Warsop in Nottinghamshire, with various farms situated in that parish, of the trustees of William lord Willoughby, to which lord Willoughby Warsop had been bequeathed by George earl of Rutland his mother's brother. Sir Ralph Knight made his last will on Christmas Day 1689. He desires to be buried in the chancel of the church of Firbeck. He gives to his son Isaacthe perpetual advowson of the rectory of Warsop and "all the money which the king is owing to me, as I have been often promised to have it by my lord Rochester and others of the exchequer: it is £1000, but the said Mr. Roger Jackson can tell justly what it is". He gives to him also the farm at Woodsetts. He makes liberal provision for his other children; and gives his coach and four to his wife, who is also to have the goods she bought from Sokeholme. He makes his sons-in-law, Richard Taylor, of Wallingwells, esq. And John Clarkson, of Kirton, esq. his executors. He died on April 21, 1691, and was buried at Firbeck, where is a monument to his memory.
[above the pedigree of sir Ralph Knight which I cannot reproduce herein]
Mr Ralph Knight, the grandson of sir Ralph, appears to have derived a more elegant turn of mind from the blood of his mother. He was a person of considerable refinement and acquirements, had travelled, and had become fond of architecture and landscape gardening. He, and his particular friend Mr. Worsley, of Hodingham, were continually amusing themselves with imagining architectural designs. He had inherited at Langold a place suceptible of much embellishment. The late Mr. Repton, and indisputable authority, was accustomed to say that the groupes of oaks, thorns, yews, and other trees, were more picturesquely combined at Langold than at any other spot in the country. This was produced by the taste of Mr. Knight. He built new stables at Langold on a large scale, and had completed the plans for a new house, which he was prevented by death from carrying into execution. Dr. Gally, who married his only sister, besides the preferment mentioned in the pedigree, was a prebendary of Norwich and Gloucester. He was of one of those refugee families who came into England on the revocation of the edict of Nantz. His ancestors had been long established at Nismesin Languedoc. He was himself distinguished among the literati of the day. A list of his publications may be found in Nichol's Literary Anecdotes, vol. 11. 274. He kept up a correspondence with many of the principal scholars on the continent, and collected a valuable classical library. At the death of Mr. Ralph Knight, Mr. Gally Knight succeeded to the estate, and his two sons both took the name and arms of Knight, in addition to their own.
Plaque Number [C43]
Stained Glass Window [3 panels] with the inscription:
"THEY SAW THE YOUNG CHILD WITH MARY HIS MOTHER AND FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPPED HIM AND THEY PRESENTED UNTO HIM GIFTS".
Plaque Number [C44]
Brass plate, on window sill
IN LOVING AND MOURNFUL MEMORY OF EUSTACE HENRY RAMSDEN AND ALVERY FREDERICK RICHARD THE SONS OF HENRY GLADWYN AND EMMA LOUISA JEBB WHO DIED TOGETHER ON 15th JANUARY 1871
Plaque Number [C44a]
Framed, typed inscription
"This tablet is to the memory of the two sons of the Rev. Henry Gladwyn Jebb, of Firbeck Hall. They were drowned together in a skating accident at Wheatley, Doncaster in 1871.
Plaque Number [C45]
Stone Tablet [set on slate?]
TO THE MEMORY OF HENRIETTA WIDOW OF HENRY GALLY KNIGHT, ESQ. BORN DECEMBER 27th 1787 DIED OCTOBER 8th 1848 O TARRY THOU THE LORD'S TIME BE STRONG AND HE SHALL COMFORT THINE HEART. W. AUBREY, YORK. on slate
Plaque Number [C46]
TO THE MEMORY OF HENRY GALLY KNIGHT, ESQ. MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE NORTH DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM BORN DECEMBER 2nd 1786, DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1846 HAVING MARRIED IN 1825 HENRIETTA DAUGHTER OF A.H. EYRE, ESQ. OF GROVE, NOTTS. AN ACCOMPLISHED SCHOLAR, A LIBERAL PATRON OF THE ARTS HE APPLIED THE RESOURCES OF HIS NATURAL GENIUS AND HIGHLY CULTIVATED TASTE TO THE ATTAINMENT OF A DISTINGUISHED PLACE IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF LITERATURE IN EVERY RELATION OF LIFE HE WAS LOVED AND RESPECTED UPRIGHT IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS PUBLIC DUTIES A KIND MASTER, A GENEROUS LANDLORD, A CONSTANT FRIEND A DUTEOUS SON, A MOST TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND ABOVE ALL, A SINCERE AND HUMBLE CHRISTIAN HIS REMEMBRANCE WILL LIVE LONG IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS DEVOTED WIDOW.
Plaque Number [C47]
Framed Inscription - typed copy of the wording on C45 and C46
Plaque Number [C48]
Stone in floor [partly covered by 'staging' and choir seats]
--- HERE LYETH THE LADY ------KNIGHT OF THE WIFE OF --------RALPH KNIGHT ----------OLD KNIGHT ------------D THE 18th DAY OF ----------ANNO DOMINI 1671 ------------EAR
Plaque Number [C49]
Stained Glass Window [3 panels]
" I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED AND AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE TO KEEP THAT WHICH I HAVE COMMITTED UNTO HIM AGAINST THAT DAY". "ELIZA MILES OB. 2nd FEB. 1862 WILLIAM MILES, SEP: BRISTOL CATHEDRAL".
Plaque Number [C50]
FUNERAL HATCHMENT [ST LEGER COAT OF ARMS.]
"HAUT ET BON".
Plaque Number [C51]
Stone Tablet set in a carved tracery surround;
In a Vault in the Churchyard rest the mortal remains of Anthony Francis Butler St. Leger of Park Hill in the county of York Esquire, only son of Anthony Francis St. Leger and Harriet Daughter of Charles Chester of Chicheley in the county of Buckingham Esq.. He was born on the 9th of December 1806 and died on the 31st October 1862. Respected, Beloved and Lamented"
Plaque Number [C52]
Coat of Arms; ANTIQUUM OBTINENS, HAUT EN BON. IN LOVING MEMORY OF COLONEL ST. JOHN LEGER OF PARK HILL ELDEST SON OF GENERAL JOHN CHESTER R.A. WHO DIED 9th AUGUST 1905. AGED 82 YEARS. AND WAS BURIED AT ASHSTEAD, SURREY. HE WAS A J.P. AND D.L. FOR THE WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE AND FORMERLY SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, HAVING BEEN SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF SOBRAON IN THE SIKH CAMPAIGN OF 1848-9, FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED THE MEDAL AND CLASP. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS CHILDREN.
Plaque Number [C53]
Stained Glass Window - [3 panels]
Pictures and inscriptions on the windows refer to:-
|S. JOHN 21.1 ||HE SPAKE UNTO THEM IN PARABLES||S. MATT 25.1|
|S. MARK 4.14||S. LUKE 15. 21||S. LUKE 15. 6|
|S. LUKE 18. 13||S. LUKE 10. 34||S. MATT 13. 44|
|IN MEMORIUM SOROBIS DILECTÆ, A.F.B.ST.L. 1854 |
Plaque Number [C54]
Brass Plate on Bookshelves
THESE SHELVES WERE GIVEN TO HOUSE THE PRAYER AND HYMN BOOKS IN MEMORY OF ERNEST CHAPMAN OF MANOR ORCHARD WHO DIED ON HIS 70th BIRTHDAY, 26th NOVEMBER 1975 HE, WITH HIS WIFE OLIVE REGULARLY WORSHIPPED IN AND SUPPORTED ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH. THE SHELVES WERE PURCHASED WITH MONIES DONATED BY HIS WIFE, THEIR CHILDREN, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
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