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Andrew Presland 1996
St Mary's Church
Memorial Inscriptions

St Mary's Church and churchyard are situated in a prominent position in the centre of Rushden, and the churchyard has four points of access.

Following the rapid increase in Rushden's population due to the boot and shoe industry, the town's municipal cemetery was opened in 1888 and no further interments were allowed in the churchyard. Some people living after then are, however, recorded here, because their names appear on memorials inside the church, or because, although not interred in the churchyard, there is a memorial to them in the Garden of Rest. A full record of people whose ashes were interred in the Garden of Rest is kept in a book in the Memorial Chapel inside the church, and is not included here.

Some of the churchyard was lost in 1959 as a result of a scheme to widen the A6. Some graves were removed at this time, and it is possible that at least some of them are included within the section on memorials recorded in the past but no longer there.

The few memorials in the churchyard which are made of slate are generally easily readable, whereas those made of other types of stone tend to be more difficult to read.

Memorials in the Churchyard

Stones are mostly upright and undamaged, and each is numbered according to the enclosed plan. Descriptions are in round brackets and stonemasons' names are in square brackets. In some instances, inscriptions on memorials which are no longer legible exist in earlier transcripts. They are given in round brackets, along with the source of the information.

1. In affectionate Remembrance of JOHN THOMAS SYKES the beloved husband of JANE SYKES who died February 12th 1877 aged 33(?)years. Also four children of the above who died in their infancy. [NORTH & SON, STANWICK]
2. Sacred to the memory of CHARLOTTE ROOTHAM the beloved wife of JAMES ROOTHAM who departed this life July 27 1859 aged 48 years Affliction sore long time I bore,physicians were in vain, Till God please to give me ease, and free me from my pain.
3. In Affectionate Remembrance of JOSEPH ILIFFE born Marh. 6th 1844 died Decr. 27th 1873. Also two children of the above, ANNIE E. born Marh. 4th 1868 died April 9th 1872 WALTER born Oct 11th 1870 died Marh. 26th 1871 Thy will be done.
4. ANNIE and MARY twin daughters of G.H. and A. SKINNER born Nov 20 1869 and died MARY - Nov 27 1869 ANNIE - Dec 4 1869. Suffer little children to come unto me.
5. Sacred to the memory of HANNAH SKINNER wife of GEORGE SKINNER who departed this life September 21 1859 Aged 43 years.
6. In memory of ROBERT son of GEORGE and HANNAH SKINNER who departed this life Feby. 21 1848 In the 4 year of his age.
7. (unreadable)
8. H.S.E. ANN SILBY died 8 Aug A.D. 1868 ANNO ETATIS SUE 81?
9. In Affectionate Remembrance of ANNIE BAILEY daughter of JAMES and ELIZABETH BAILEY who died April 6th 1881 aged 7 years. Haply innocent I fell,like a flower before the reaper, Weep not those who love me well, I am happier than the weeper.
10. In memory of SUSANNA wife of HENRY WARREN who died August 4th 1880 aged - - years. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away.
11. In loving memory of JOHN THOMAS BARKER MA born Dec 19th 1826 died Oct 16th 1890 Rector of Rushden 1868 - 1890. Beloved now we are the sons of God and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as he is. In loving memory of HELENA wife of the Revd. JOHN THOMAS BARKER died Jan 10th 1907 aged 72 years. "With Christ, which is far better" Phil.1.23. Jesu + Mercy. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.From henceforth yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Rev. XIV 13.
12. (top missing) remembrance of ELIZABETH the beloved wife of J. BAILEY MORTIMER died March 10th. ---- Aged -- "In the midst of life we are in death."
13. In Loving Memory of GEORGE FREDERICK PACKWOOD who died May 18th 1885 aged 41 years. What I do thou understandest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter.
14 In Loving Remembrance of ELIZABETH SYKES who died 5th April 1882 aged 67 years Also of OWEN SYKES the beloved husband of the above who died 20th November 1862 aged 47 years I am the light of the world saith the Lord Jesus, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.
15. Sacred to the memory of JOSEPH DEARLOVE formerly of Killinghall in the county of York but late of Higham Park in the county who was suddenly called out of time into eternity jany. 16th 1845 in the 64th year of his age. he was for many years a consistent and useful member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society. The sole object of his trust and dependance was the cross of Christ. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. (side:) Sacred to the memory of JOSEPH ARTHUR LOVEL DEARLOVE born 10th April 1858 died 19th October 1923 son of the late RALPH and SARAH DEARLOVE of Higham Park. [T Margetts Rushden]
Sacred to the memory of ELIZABETH relict of JOSEPH DEARLOVE who for more than 40 years was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society her benevolent disposition and overflowing kindness justly won the esteem of all who knew her but in the relation of a wife and a mother was manifested the peculiar excellencies of the mind. Having experienced the power of religion on her heart and resting her hope of a blessed eternity solely thro' Christ her Redeemer. She suddenly departed this life Decr. 1 1845 in the 62 year of her age. The memory of the just is blessed.
16. Sacred to the memory of SARAH DEARLOVE widow of RALPH DEARLOVE died Dec 28th 1919 aged 86 years "Her children rise up and call her blessed" [Morris Stanwick]. Sacred to the memory of RALPH DEARLOVE Higham Park who died March 6th 1880 aged 64 years. --------- --------- Sacred to the memory of JOSEPH ARTHUR DEARLOVE born 10th April 1858 died 19th October 1923. Son of the late RALPH and SARAH DEARLOVE of Higham Park and beloved husband of ELLEN M DEARLOVE "He giveth his beloved sleep."
17. Sacred to the memory of ROBERT EADY son of GEORGE FREDERIC and ELIZABETH PACKWOOD died 31 October 1882 aged 19 years. Also THOMAS HARRY PACKWOOD died 14 May 1862 aged 2 years. remember now thy ------ the days of youth.
18. GEORGE FREDERIC PACKWOOD late of this parish died February 18th 1885 aged 68 years. Erected in loving memory by the Wellingboro. Philharmonic Society.
19. In Loving Remembrance of SAMUEL SPARROW who died Sep 9th 1881 aged 68 years. Also of MARY the beloved wife of SAMUEL SPARROW who died March 29th 1877 aged 64 years and was interred at Darnell Cemetery Sheffield April 1st. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
20. Sacred to God. HANNAH LENTON the affectionate wife of WILLIAM LENTON who entered into rest March 28th 1856 aged 28 years. "When Jesus thus invites me in How will the heavenly hosts begin to own their new relation Come in Come in the blissful sound from every tongue will echo round till all the crystal walls resound with joy for my salvation." Also SAMUEL son of the above who died November 11th 1856 aged 1 year and 4 months.
21. In Loving Memory of ANN WRIGHTON the beloved wife of JOHN WRIGHTON who died Christmas day 1870 aged 43 years Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. [Saint.]
22. In Loving Memory of EDITH EMILY TARRY born July 22 1878 died January 12 1947 I am the resurrection and the life. Also WALTER CHARLES TARRY born Sept. 17 1876 died July 8 1978 devoted husband of the above.In loving memory of JOHN GEORGE SPENCER O.B.E. 1901 - 1984. In memory of MARJORIE E SPENCER (nee TARRY) 1909-2000
23. In Affectionate Remembrance of the children of ROBERT O. BUTCHER and ELIZA his wife. JOHN HENRY born January 12th 1854 died March 27th 1873. ELIZA KATE born August 24th 1856 died September 2nd 1863. ANNIE CONSTANCE, WILLIAM HERBERT, ARTHUR ALFRED, who died in infancy. Thy will be done.
24. In Affectionate Remembrance of HARRIET HULATT who died December 6th 1888 Aged 72 years. Christ is my salvation. Also of THOMAS HULATT husband, of the above died March 14th 1892 aged 80 years. At Rest.
25. In Affectionate Remembrance of ELI BURGESS who died - March 1873 age 64? years. (also of) EMMA who died March -- Aged -- years, also JANE died ----- 18-- aged -- years.
26. I.H.S. Remembrance. GEORGE DICK(I/ENS who departed this life October 27th 1860 Aged 64 years Also of MARY wife of the above, who died Dec 15th 1885 Aged 85 years Thy will be done. Also JOHN son of the above who died July 19th 1850 Aged 23 years.
27. In memory of CHARLES CLARK who died A---- 1 --1 ---- years (SoG 60: died September 17th 1812, aged under 5 years).
28. In Affectionate Remembrance of MARTHA wife of THOMAS SYKES who died July 23rd. 1855 Aged 65 years. Also of JOHN son of the above died May 6th 1861 Aged 36 years.
29. Sacred to the memory of DANIEL DICKINS who died March -- 1873 aged -- and JANE DICKINS who died June 14th 1876 aged 76 years. also TAMER ---- the above who died April ---- aged 13 years. Young men and maidens, old men and children praise the name of the Lord.
30. DAVID GREENFIELD died Nov 18th 1938 aged 18. Whatsoever things are lovely think on these things.
31. (badly worn sandstone plaque on porch wall) ----- this T---------- died ----- of JAMES -------- ELIZABETH ------- 5th ---lnl ---- died N---
32. Sacred to the Memory of STEWART MASON who departed this life December 8th 1853 aged 60 years. [T. Margetts]
33. Sacred to the Memory of MARY MASON who dparted this life February 2nd 1870 aged 74 years.
34. Sacred to the Memory of ANN MASON who departed this life January 15th 1866 aged 75 years.
35. (table tomb - worn) ------- PEEKE (north side) (According to pp 7 and 8 of a Short Guide to Rushden Parish Church, 1974, translates as: 'Pray for the souls of WILLI PEEKE & MARGARETE his wife & for the soul of Johis Peeke lately married to PRISCILLA whose souls God have mercy upon"). [NEED ADDING TO INDEX] [SEE COMMENTS & NOTES 1 & 2]. (Previously inside the church: Bridges 1, SoG 1 and WDS 52.)
36. Sacred to the Memory of MARY wife of MORRIS WHITING who departed this life June 17th 1857 Aged 57 years also of MORRIS WHITING, husband of the above who died July 18th 1872 Aged -- years.
37. WILLIAM infant son of The Revd. WILLIAM FISHER ? Ab clerk and P---E? his wife died 2d. Nov. 1787
38. (on north wall) Deposited opposite this stone, MARY, daughter of WILLM. & PARNEL BOSS. During her short life, she chose the paths of real Religion and Virtue: And suffering some Months very exquisite pain wit? Patience and Resignation. She finished her course the 19th of September 1784: Aged 30 years HIND Fecit.
39. (on north wall) Deposited here likewise PARNELL wife of WILLIAM BOSS who departed this life the 20th day of March 1793 aged 66 years. She was a tender Parent and a religious good Wife. Interred also near this place is WILLIAM BOSS who died the 9th day of March 1797. After having nearly completed his 81st year in the uniform Practice of every christian Duty. [Hind]
40. In Affectionat Remembrance of SARAH ANN KNIGHT, the beloved daughter of THOMAS & ELIZH. KNIGHT, who died Feby. 8th 1869 aged 12 years and 8 months. My parents while on Earth you dwell; Weep not that I have gone before; For though you lov'd. me I know well; My Lord, my Saviour loves me more.
41. In Loving memory of MARY, the beloved wife ALFRED A. PARKER, who died March 17th 1886 Aged 30 years. " He giveth His beloved sleep."Also of JOHN THOMAS the beloved son of the above ALFRED & MARY PARKER who died June 9th 1883 Aged 3 years & 5 months.
42. In Affectionate Remembrance of ANN the beloved child of STEWART and ANN MASON who died Jany. 7th 1866 aged six years and five weeks.
43. (senior scout's badge on small brass plaque) BILL KNOTT 1927 - 1979. From all your loving family.
44. In deo gloriam. In memory of FREDERICK URBAN SARTORIS, of Rushden Hall, Born 21st January 1820: Died 14th December 1887. "In His light shall we see light." Also of MARY ANNE, his wife. Born 16th July 1817: Died 21st September 1913.
45. In Loving Remembrance of THOMPSON WYLDES. who entered into rest January 17th 1888. Aged 68 years "Thy will be done."
46. In Affectionate Remembrance of REBEKAH the beloved wife of JOHN HENRY RUDDLE who died May 16th 1883 aged 42 years "Thy will be done." [Morris]
47. In Affectionate Memory of SARAH BLAND for upwards of 42 years faithful nurse at Rushden Hall, died January 10th 1885 in the 81st year of her age.
48. In Affectionate Remembrance of LILIAN MAY the beloved child of CHARLES and SARAH ANN ROBINSON who died Oct 30th 1885 aged 3 years & 3 months. "Not lost but gone before." Farewell sweet child the loss is ours. For you are gone to rest.
49. CHARLES CECIL MITCHELL died on the 29th Novr. 1867 aged 34. I look for the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come.
50. In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH the beloved child of JACK & SARAH GREEN, born July 27th 1882 died March 20th 1884. Gone but not forgotten.
51. In Memory of THOMAS LEIGH who died Dec 22 1864 aged 73 years. Also HENRY who died Oct 7 1863 aged 29 years and WILLIAM who died Decr. 2 1864 aged 23 years. Two sons of the above accidentally killed and whose bodies are interred at Birkenhead Cheshire. For I Know that my Redeemer liveth and that he shall stand ----------
52. In Memory of WILLIAM SKINNER who died May 20 1819 ? aged 18 ? years. Also of WILLIAM son of WILL. & ELIZ. SKINNER who died July 20 1826 aged 27 years ------------ (broken stones on churchyard boundary)
53. ---------------? glories of eternity on the 10th September 1848 aged 22 years. "Giving thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet to be partakers of the heritance of the saints in light."
54. Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM HOPKINS who departed this life Nov.- - - 1897? aged 67 years (SOG 38: November 7 1803)
54a. (between 54 and 55.) In memory of ELLEN WARREN.
55. In Memory of WILLIAM BETSON ------ many years ---ected Reside 7(?)--- this parish who died December 10th 1898 Aged 69 years -------
56. In memory of THOMAS LAUGHTON -------------
57. --- memory of ELIZABETH the beloved wife of WILLIAM BETSON ---- 22nd 1877.
58. (footstone) ----- 1869 -----
59. To the Memory of THOMAS HOPKINS who died Decr. -- 1845 aged 82 years. Also of SARAH wife of the above who died Sept. 12 1817 aged -2 years.?
60. Sacred to the memory of ELIZABETH wife of JOHN SMITH who departed this life May the 28th 1831 aged 87 years. Also of ELIZABETH daughter of the above who departed this life April the 10th 1830 aged 46 years. Their time is spent their glass is run and flesh is returned to -----. (under cement)
61. Sacred to the memory of JOHN SMITH (late of Stanwick) who departed this life August 6th 1814 aged 78 years.
62. Sacred to the Memory of MARY wife of JOHN SMITH late of Stanwick who departed this life May 24th 1862 aged 78 years
63. Sacred to the Memory of JOHN SMITH late of Stanwick who departed this life April 16th 1835 aged 70 years. [T Margetts Rushden]
64. Sacred to the Memory of ELIZABETH SMITH daughter of JOHN SMITH who departed this life November 3rd 1839 aged 33 years. [Margetts sculpt. Rushden]
65. Here lieth the remains MICHAEL MASON who died May 3rd 1875 aged 73 years. Also of CATHERINE the wife of MICHAEL MASON who died November 7th 1851 aged 51 years. Also of MARY ANN daughter of MICHAEL and CATHERINE MASON who died Jany. 18th 1845 aged 16 years and of JOHN SMITH MASON son of MICHAEL and CATHERINE MASON who died Decr. 3rd 1855 aged 25 years. Also of WILLIAM MASON son of MICHAEL and CATHERINE MASON who died Novr. 25th 1858 aged 25 years.
66. In memory of MARY wife of JOHN CORBY who died Septr. 16th 1818 aged 64 years Also of 4 children of the above ------- (cut out) died Decr. ---- WILLIAM ----- MARY ----- SARAH -----
67. Sacred to the memory JOHN CORBY who departed this life October - - ? 1819 aged 72 years. (SOG 30: Octr, the 9th 1821 aged 81 years.)
68. (unreadable: sandstone - water is washing it away)
69. In loving Remembrance of WILLIAM FRANCIS FACER who died at Irchester October 25th 1871 aged 38 years. What though is lonely ------
70. In Memory of JOHN LEIGH son of JESSE and ANN BIRD who died Oct 2 1870. aged 3 years and 6 months. A child of Adam - dust to dust his body here was given, a child of Jesus - with the just his spirit lives in heaven.
71. Here lieth the remains of ELIZABETH wife of JOHN SMITH who departed this life Feby. 14th 1853 aged 64 years Here also lieth the remains of ELIZABETH daughter of JOHN & ELIZABETH SMITH who died March 23rd 1847 aged 27 years. [Margetts]
72. --------------- aged 66 years
73. ------- life --------ny 11th 1869 aged 71 years
--------------------- aged --------
74. In the midst of life we are in death. Loving Remembrance of MARY ANN the beloved wife of WILLIAM WILKES ------
75. ------------------- (illegible)
76. In Affectionate Remembrance of ABIGAIL CRICK the beloved daughter of JAMES and JANE CRICK who died Feb 5 1873 aged 33 years. A daughter of Abra'm beloved her name was recorded in heaven. Accepted in Christ and approved She sang of transgressions forgiven No theme upon earth was so sweet As Christ in his person and grace.And now in his image complete She dwells in the light of his life. Also ENOS son of the above who died Sep 15 1871 aged 25 years. Me thinks I see him now at rest In the bright mansion love ordained. His head reclines on Jesus' breast No more by sin or sorrow pain'd.
77. In memory of WILLIAM FACER who died April 5th 1865 aged 70 years Also ESTHER wife of the above who died Feby. 10th 1875 aged 73 years.
78. To the memory of -? WILLIAM MARSHALL ------. (rest is unreadable)
79. In Affectionate Remembrance of EBENEZER SYKES ----------
80. ---- of ALICE the beloved wife of DANIEL DICKENS who died May 4th 1887 in the 33rd year of her age Also 3 children of the above JOHN who died October 15th 1877 aged 2 years, MALCOLM who died Sep 30th 1880 aged 11 weeks, JENNIE who died Jany 2nd 18--.
81. In Loving Remembrance of THOMAS HENRY the beloved son of THOMAS JOHN and ELIZA SAYER who died January 18th 1886 aged 4 years. Fair blossom nipped in early bloom Sudden blight oppressed. Sacred to this thy grassy tomb The cherub spirits blest.
82. Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE wife of EDWARD WOOD who departed this life June 21st 187? aged 50 years.
83. In memory of JOHN son of SAMUEL and SUSANNA DICKINS who died nov. ye ---- 1756 Aged 23(?) years.
84. In Memory of JOHN PACKWOOD who died Oct 3 1831 aged 82 he was clerk of this parish ----- years. (SOG 32: 10 years)
85. Sacred to the memory of SAMUEL ACHURCH who died June 14th 1839 aged 69 years also of LOUISA ANN wife of the above who died Feby. 4th 1839: aged 59 years and of AMOS son of the above who died July 27th 1850: Aged 27 years.
86. In ------- Departed -------------- Who hope to ---- - with the ------
87. Sacred to the memory of JOSIAH PARKER who departed this life September 8 1856 aged 57 years ELIZABETH wife of JOSIAH PARKER who died February 1 1840 aged 37 years "Be --- steadfast ------- the work of the Lord. (SoG 41: JOSIAH died September 18).
88. In memory of WILLIAM MARRIOTT who died July 3 1854 or 1 aged 68? years also of AMELIA, wife of the above who departed this life December 3rd 1836 Aged 39 years A tribute of Parental Affection (SoG 39: WILLIAM died July 3 1851, aged 68 years).
89. In affectionate Remembrance of MARY ANN WYLDS daughter of THOMPSON & REBECCA WYLDS who died Nov 9 1867 aged 17 years. Abide in me O my saviour hide Till the storm of life is past. Safe into the haven guide. Oh, receive my soul at last. Also FANNY WYLDS, daughter of the above who died Nov 9 1864 aged 7 years. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. [---- & Son]
SOG 41 somewhere here????
90. Here repose the remains of WILLIAM WRIGHT who departed this life November 13th 1849 aged 72 years. ELIZABETH the affectionate wife of WILLIAM WRIGHT who died Nov. 28th 1836 aged 64 years. Also of ELIZABETH daughter of the above who died May 2nd 1828 Aged 24 years. Learn then ye living by the voice taught, Of all these sepulchres instructions true, That soon or late death also is your lot, And the next opening grave may yawn for you. (on west side)
In memory of SARAH, Daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZATH. WRIGHT who died April 12th 1841 aged 28 years. In memory of MARYANN, Daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZTH. WRIGHT, who died Oct.30th 1865 Aged 55 years (SOG 42: "In memoriam" - not "In memory") [CHECK] (on east side).
91. (table tomb) Hic lant ? --------- Anno Domini ---- 1669 (on south side). P--- El--- Anna (on north side)
92. In memory of ELIZABETH wife of WILLIAM MARGETTS who died August 26 ?
1831 ? aged 60 years (SOG 45: died August 20 1831.) ----------------------
93. In Memory of JOHN FACER who departed this life May the 13th 1828 aged 10 ? years. In Jesus ---- ?. (SoG 44: surname is EAGER).
94. Sacred to the memory of JOHN MARGETTS who departed this life September 25th 1850. Aged 51 years.
95. Sacred to the memory of MARTHA wife of EDWARD WOODWARD LENTON who departed this life February the 8th 1825 aged 54 years. Go home dear friends and shed no tears. For I must lie till Christ appears. When He appears I hope to have. A joyful rising from the grave. [Margetts]
96. Sacred to the memory of JEREMIAH son of EDWARD WOODWARD and MARTHA LENTON who died June the 1st 1822 Aged 17 years. Happy soul thy days are ended, All thy suffering days below; Go by angel guards attended, To the sight of Jesus go. Also of CAROLINE daughter of the above who died July 3rd 1840 aged 25 years. No, dear companion, no; We gladly let thee go. From a suffering church beneath, To a reigning church above: Thou hast more than conquered death Thou art crowned with life and love. [Margetts]
97. (illegible)
98. In memory of ----- ELIZABETH wife of John MOTT ? who died April the 1? 1745 Aged 76 years (SOG 47: died April 14th). [See NOTE 5]
99. (silver birch tree) This tree was planted by Messrs A. CHILDS (Verger) and J.T. SCOTT (son of former Sexton) February 6th 1930 in connection with our 700th Anniversary.
100. In Affectionate Remembrance of EMILY the beloved child of EBENEZER & MARY CLARIDGE who died Feb 7th 1869 Aged 3 years & 3 months. (SoG 55: Feb 11th: extra lead lettering stating 7th appears to have been added.)
101. To the Memory of THOMAS BECKLES ? who departed this life April 2- ? 1827 Aged 48 years.
102. THOMAS MANEY? senior departed this life the 12th October in the 79 year of his age. Ann Dom 1708 MARY his daughter was here buried Sep ye 6th 1675 [see NOTE 6]
103. WILLIAM WARREN son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH WARREN who died May - - 1794 in the 22nd - - - age.
104. In Memory of SARAH wife of NATHANIEL WE--S died 18 --- aged 7 - years.
105. In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM RICE who departed this life August 27 18-7 aged 68 years. (Earlier transcript - August 27 1837.) Also REBEKAH wife of the above who departed this life October 31 1860 Aged 75 years. (See NOTE 7).
106. In Memory of GEORGE JUDKINS who departed this life. August 18th 1807 Aged 69 years. (SoG 57: August 8th, aged 60 years).
107. Sacred to the memory of THOMAS BOLTON March 14 ? 181- Aged -- years
108. Sacred to the memory of JOHN MASON who departed this life. August 9th 1848. in the 49th year of his age. [Mason: T Margett]
109. Erected to the memory of SARAH daughter of JOHN and MARY MASON departed this life March ye 20th 1812 in the 6th year of her age also SAMUEL son of JOHN and MARY MASON who died May ye 26th 1816 aged 20 years. [Mason: C.Horn - Thrapston]
110. Sacred to the memory of REBECCA daughter of JOHN & MARY MASON departed this life September ye 19th 1817 aged 19 years. For what is your life ? It is even a vapour that Appeareth for a little time And then vanisheth away. [Mason: Charles Horn Thrapston]
111. In memory of JOHN MASON who died April 11th 1829 aged 69 years.
112. In memory of MARY wife of JOHN MASON who died August 9th 1808 aged --- years. (SoG 68: 40 years)
113. ---------------- requistard ? ------------ the earthly remains of REBECCA the wife of WM. CODGBROOK Senr. who died Feby. the 1- 1782 in the 83rd year of her age ----------. (SoG 66: died Feby. the 7th.)
114. In memory of WILLIAM CODGBROOK who dep. this life ---y 4th 1755 in the - ---- of his age. (SoG 65: July ye 4th 1755 in the 66 year of his age.)
115. (eroded: possibly CODGBROOK)
116. (illegible)
117. ----- Departed ----- (illegible)
118. To ---mory of ROB-- --OLE LET ------ who died May 1st, 184- aged 37 years also MART--- AGNES ? LEETH aged 6 months. (SOG 64: ROBERT COLE LEETE, died 1845).
119. Sacred to the memory of Alice LEETH ? wife of ROBERT COLE ----? who died ---------. (SOG 62: ALICE LEETE wife of ROBERT COLE LEETE who died June 22nd 1817 aged 45 years).
120. In memory of JOHN CORBY who departed this life April the 30th 1832 aged 63 Also of ELIZABETH wife of the above, who died April ? the 10th 1831 ? aged 58? years. In life we are in death (SOG 31: JOHN died April 5th 1832 and ELIZABETH died September 16th 1831 aged 58 years.)
121. In --------- ROBERT son of ? GEORGE and -----? SKINNER who died November ? 13 ? 1869 8 years and 8 months --------. He cometh ----- down.
122. In loving memory of WILLIE? the beloved son of CHARLES & -----? SMART who died Jan ? 14th ? 1883 aged ---- weeks. Suffer the little children to come unto me. [Morris]
123. Sacred to the memory of MARY GRACE LEETH ? daughter of --------- ---------. (SOG 123: daughter of ROBERT AND ALICE LEETE died 16 September 1860 aged 19 years).
124. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- who died June 30th 1887 aged 2 years & 4 months. Whiter the snow.
125. In Affectionate Remembrance of ELIZABETH wife of JOHN BAYES who fell asleep November 5th 1863 aged 55 years. I shall be with Him when He comes triumphant down the parting skies and when his voice breaks up the tombs among his children I shall rise. Also of JOHN BAYES who died 7th June 1881 in the 72nd year of his age. I go where Christ and glory shine. His presence makes eternal day. My all that's mortal I resign for angels wait to point my way.
126. (footstone of no. 125) E.B. 1863.
127. (small plaque in Garden of Rest) PETER CRISP 1925 - 1996 [See NOTE 9]
128. (in Garden of Rest) In loving memory of WINIFRED BROWN who died August 13th 1982 aged 70 years and her beloved husband REGINALD HAROLD BROWN who died January 5th 1993 aged 84 years At peace together.
Note: details of ashes interred in the garden of rest - including many with no memorial in the churchyard - are kept in a book in the Memorial Chapel (South Transept) in St. Mary's Church.

These inscriptions were recorded mainly during 1996 by the following members of the Northamptonshire Family History Society:
John Collins Kay Collins Carol Ingold Andrew Presland Janet Presland

129. This inscription came to light when extracting notes from the books of J E Smith - His notes written in 1928 state:

The workmen clearing away the soil between Vestry Hall & Mr Whites Boot Factory found a well with a gravestone on top of it. It was the garden of the old Church House. The well is about 20 feet deep, stone built, is within a yard of the steps leading to the Porch of the Vestry Hall, just opposite of that first landing of the steps. The stones of the wall are very smooth on the face as if they have been there a long time. The friction of the bucket up and down made them smooth. The thick stone which looked like iron stone, lay on the top of well & has upon it:-

Here lieth ye body of Thomas, son of Moses & Mary Gobby,
who departed this life May . . . 26 years of age 1728.
‘Death comes to all both rich and poor,
To old and young He does not miss a door,
To which He has to fetch them must away,
Their glass being empty they now no longer stay’.



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