ASPECTS OF HARVINGTON'S HISTORY
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MEMORIALS

OF

HARVINGTON
1657 - 2014


MEMORIALS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, HARVINGTON

The history of the graveyard memorial is both complex and fascinating. Its existence and survival is greatly dependent upon local conditions such as the type of stone and church officials who ultimately decide upon their fate. For a history of memorial inscriptions in general, please refer to Churchyard Memorials. Every churchyard is unique and subject to the availabilitly of local stone, local fashion and the desire or ability of local residents to perpetrate the memory of their family.

Until about the mid-19th century Harvington relied upon the local Bidford Blue Lias stone. Bidford Blue is a fine-grained compressed clay that is easy to cut and would accept the most detailed of carvings. There are still some wonderful examples of fine craftsmanship by local sculptors. The stone however is not resilient to the vagaries of the weather. There are sufficient examples in the churchyard for one to realise its failings, not so much in weathering like Cotswold stone, but in fracturing and surface peeling. Because of this fact many are either totally illegible or very difficult to read.

Harvington is unusual in having its main entrance on the north side and nearby early 18th century memorials suggests that this arrangement is of long standing. The south door was probably once the main entrance. The photograph below shows early memorials in this area. The stones around the south door were removed in 1961 when the new vestry was built.

Churchyard clearances:
During the period from 1950 to the 1980's many thousands of churches were subjected to either partial, or wholesale clearance and destruction of their memorials. St James's was sadly not immune to this destructive phase. There would have been various disturbances to the memorials prior to 1920, possibly when restoration of the church took place is 1855. Harvington's year of 'clearance' however is thought to have come in 1961 prior to the building of the choir vestry. About sixty stones, mostly legible, were removed from the churchyard and destroyed. At this time a survey and plan should have been created but nothing has come to light. Fortunately, unlike some churchyards, it was not a complete clearance and we still have some fine examples of memorials from the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

                   

Rev. Davenport survey:
We are extremely fortunate that Rev. Davenport, FSA, Rector of Harvington from 1908 to 1930, a dedicated historian, made a fine survey of the memorials, including a rough plan in 1920, now lodged in the County Record Office. The quality and depth is of a high standard and the rough plan of the churchyard is vital in recording the approximate position of all memorials extant in 1920.

BMSGH survey:
In 1989 Mrs L.C. Bushell and Mr G.R. Farmer, from the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH), recorded the memorials in the church, old churchyard and new churchyard. Their work has not been replicated here as it almost entirely either duplicates the works of 1920 or 2014. The standard of their work is good and includes a plan of where the memorials were situated. Their work has been of great help however, mainly in telling us where the stones were in 1898, in some cases stones have been since moved and it also gives an indication of the speed of erosion. Their manuscript is to be found on the open shelves in Worcestershire Record Office.

Rawes survey:
The present survey records every inscription, every letter, whether a fine seventeenth century verse or a plaque on a newly planted tree. Where inscriptions are now illegible, they have been supplemented by previous, more extant, recordings. The present numbering system is now based upon that of the Davenport survey.

Each memorial or grave has been numbered, described and photographed. Any observable inscription has been recorded in full with great care with additional material from previous surveys added within square brackets. Information relating to the individuals family has also been added.

A plan of the present (2014) survey has been created by measuring both the churchyard and the individual stones. The plan was originally created on Google Sketchup, an architect's tool in 3D, including the church. The plan was then converted to a 2D image on which numbering has been added.

Plotting of grave plots has been added although for a number of reasons an amount of guesswork has been applied. A grave plot is easy to define grave plots where the memorial is a chest tomb, a ledger or has a footstone or kerbs, it is however not so simple with lone headstones. The present universal arrangement whereby the reader stands on or at the bottom of the grave to read the inscription is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the 17th century the reverse was the norm. One read the inscription on the stone and the interned lay on the other side. During the 18th and 19th centuries there was a gradual change. This arrangement inevitably caused mistakes by sextons and concern from angry relatives. To protect from this problem, firstly footstones and later kerbs became popular. Some still survive in the churchyard but many would have been removed as they are an inconvenience to the mower. Harvington has an assortment of headstones facing in different directions which suggests that the older practice survived longer in this area. Provided one is cautious it is possible to plot most of the graves with a degree of accuracy. This is of course assuming the headstones have not been moved. This is the case with a number of the memorials near the north porch.
Julian Rawes, Crooked Walls.

Death soon nipped me off this Mortal Stage
How weak is youth and how much weaker Age
Grieve not dear friends whome I have left behind
In virtuous Paths I took my way a Saviour dear to find
Now in the silent Grave I must remain
Hoping the judgement of the just to gain
Then at the trumpets Sound a Rise and Sing
the Praiſes of my Saviour God and King.


Plans of the churchyard.

The first plan of the churchyard so far discovered was created by the Reverend Davenport for his survey in 1920. It is invaluable in that it captured the positions of the memorials before many were lost in 1960-1. The next window that we have is in 1989 when the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry surveyed the churchyard. The churchyard has changed very little since then and the drawing up of the present plan by myself in 2014. The BMSGH plan has been presented here to indicate the memorials that survived until 1989, although the survey itself was only used when needed.


Reverend Davenport's plan of 1920.


Rawes plan of 2014.


BMSGH plan of 1989.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.


Rawes plan of 2014.

As explained elsewhere, the 2014 plan was originally created in 3D (without numbering) by using Google Sketchup. The original 2.25MG Sketchup file has been made available. To use it however, the free program Google Sketchup has to be downloaded from the Internet. This is a simple proceedure and does not take up much space.

After downloading the Sketchup program and learning some basic tools it is ready to use. One can then download the file. When finished, the file can then be exported as a 2D image to a drawing program, such as Paint Shop Pro. The memorials will have to be renumbered at this stage.

Click to download

Memorial 0001:           Memorial recorded by Rev. Davenport.

Sacred to the Memory of
HENRY NEWMAN
who departed this life
January 28th 1830
aged 70 years

Background information.

Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0001a:           Cross on plinth set within kerbs, double or triple grave.
Plinth:
IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
HENRY NEWMAN
WHO DIED 12TH OCTR 1915
AGED 55 YEARS.
ALSO FRANCES MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10TH APRIL 1919
AGED 27 YEARS.
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD
ALSO OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 2ND 1955 AGED 71.

Kerbs:

ALSO SARAH ANN DAUGHTER OF HENRY AND SARAH ANN NEWMAN DIED AUGUST 2ND 1955, AGED 71.

Background information.
Henry Newman, the son of Thomas Newman, Plate Layer, and his wife Mary. Mary, was born in Salford circa 1855. Henry's parents lived in number 3, Crooked Walls. His grandparents Thomas and Mary Newman lived in number 1, Crooked Walls.

Sarah Ann, was born in 1884 and her sister Francis Mary, in 1891.

Memorial 0002:           Blue Lias headstone in very good condition. In 1989 it was recorded by BMSGH as insitu near to the porch but in 2014 it was found lying face up near to the northern boundary wall behind Church Cottage. It has now been placed face down alongside the collapsed headstone of George Woodward.

Here lyeth the body of
ELIZABETH ye Daughter
of FRANCIS Huband &
FRANCES his Wife Who
Departed this Life April ye 11h
Anno 1704 Aged 18 Yr

O youth Repent, no time delay
For in my prime I Was taken a Way.

Background information.
Memorial 0003:           Headstone situated next to that of Elizabeth Huband. It was probably similar to the surviving Huband memorials. Recorded in full both by Rev. Davenport and the BMSGH.

Here lyeth the body of
John ye Son of Francis Hu
band and Frances his wife who
departed this life March ye 10th
Anno 171112 Aged 26 yrs

The Choicest Fruite Gathered are
Whilst others Stand the utmost day
Of sume God shaws his Greatest care
By early taking them a Way.

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1989.
Memorial 0004:           Blue Lias headstone in very good condition. In 1989 it was recorded by BMSGH as insitu near to the porch but in 2014 it was found lying face up near to the northern boundary wall behind Church Cottage. It has now been placed face down alongside the collapsed headstone of George Woodward
Here lyeth the body
of An Huband wife of
Frances Huband who depa
rted this life March
ye 31. Anno 1694
Aged 55 y

Background information.
Memorial 0005:           Presumed headstone, recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920 as next in line from previous.

In Memory of
Elizth Wife of JOHN CALE
who departed this Life
the 1st of November 1801
Aged 63 years

When I with Husband and Children did remain
In my last Days I suffer'd grief and pain.
In God I trust he will to me be kind
And prosper them which I have left behind

Also of HANNAH
Daughter of the above
She died the 28th of October 1804
Aged 38 years

Background information.
Rev. Davenport recorded that Hannah Cale was bapt. 6th January 1766.

For more information on the Cale family see the page on Families.

Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0006:           Presumed headstone, recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920 as next in line from previous.

In Memory of
JOHN CALE
who departed this Life
the 15th of Janry 1819
Aged 86 years
Also JOHN WILLIAMS
who departed this Life
the 11th of Novr 1814
Aged 10 years and 9 months

(verse is decayed)

Background information.

For more information on the Cale family see the page on Families.

Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0007:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone, only lower and part of side remaining. Inscription facing west. BMSGH gives some detail including bits of the verse. Rev. Davenport recorded the inscription in full but ignored the verse. Rev. Davenport records above his numbers 7 & 8:- (Godfrey and Perks row behind Huband & Cale.)
Here
Lyeth ye Body
of Mary Wife of
Francis Godfree
She Died March
the 14th 1745
Aged 64

-------------------------
-------------------------
------------------Jesus –ake
Wich him ---------lor ye to pertake

Background information.
Memorial 0007a:           Blue Lias beautifully decorated marker or footstone. With clear inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport does not record this stone but BMSGH does. It is possible that it is the footstone to the nearby Henry Perks memorial.

H     P

Background information.
Memorial 0007b:           Blue Lias marker or footstone facing west. Neither BMSGH nor Rev. Davenport recorded this stone.

totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0008:           Small Blue Lias pointed-topped headstone stone facing west. Totally illegible in 2014. This is a bit of a mystery as Rev. Davenport records a full and lengthy inscription on a stone in this position and yet the memorial appears to be too small to carry such an amount of writing. The original stone may have been removed and replaced by an illegible footstone. Rev. Davenport's inscription has been replicated here.

Here
Lyeth the Body of Francis Godfree
who died March the 22 1729
Aged 45 years
Allso In memory of John ye Son
of Francis and Mary Godfree who
died February ye 22 1721 Aged on yr

All you that are left behind Take care so to live
here that when Christ who is your life shall ?
you Allso may apear With him in Glory
that Where he is there you may be so also

Background information.
Memorial 0009:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone, inscription facing west.
Here lyeth ye Body
of Eleanor ye Daughter
of Henry Perkes & Anne
His wife ſhee dyed ye 19th of
Septem: 1686 Aged 5 Yrs

Background information.
Memorial 0010:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone, upper part missing in 2014. Inscription facing west. The upper was presumably attached in 1989 when BMSGH recorded the stone. Their material is in square brackets. The memorial was also recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.
[Here lieth ye body of Henry
ye son of Henry & Anne Perks]
Who depa[rted this life]
Nov 14 1716 Aged 1[9]
Pale death ſoon ſeaſt me in my pri[me]
Prepare for it whilſt you have time
And to repent make no delay
Leaſt you like me be ſnatched away

Background information.
Probably Henry Perks who was buried on the 15th November 1716.

For more information on the Perkes family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0011 :           Bidford Blue Lias headstone, inscription facing west.
[H]ere lieth the body of
Mary the daughter of henry
Perks by Anne his Wife
She departed this life
November the 11th 1694
Aged 2 weeks

Background information.
Memorial 0012:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone, inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport records at the top of the page: (2 stones lining path along N. Wall.). According to Rev. Davenport's plan, memorials 12 & 13 were situated at an angle near to the porch but they are now memorials 1 & 2 of the three in the now second row from the porch. Memorial 15 being the third and nearest to the church. GMSGH recorded them in the present position in 1989.
Here lieth the Body of
Ann Perks who died Feby
the 27 1733 Aged 80 years
Would age and sicknes brought me home
unto the graue were all muſt come
for when deth Comes non can deny
for Young and Ould all muſt die

Background information.
Memorial 0013:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone with cherub. Inscription facing west. Not in original position, see previous for position in 1920.
Here lyeth the Body
of Henry Perks Senr
who departed this life
the 5th day of June
1708 in the 60th year
of his Age

Background information.
The Perkes were a promenant family in Harvington over a long period of time. The three memorials here are dedicated to the family of Henry Perkes who died in 1708.

HENRY PERKES (senior) was bur Harvington 9 Feb 1699. He married and had issue:-

  1. Henry, born circa 1649. Married Anne and died 5 Jun 1708 aged 59. There are monuments in the churchyard to Henry and his family. She died 27 Feb 1733 aged 80 (tomb). They had issue:-
    1. Elinor, bap Harvington 1 Jun 1683.
    2. Eleanor, died 19 Sep 1686 aged 5 (tomb).
    3. Eleanor, bap Harvington 30 May 1688.
    4. Mary, bap Harvington 7 Nov 1694, died 11 Nov 1694 aged 2 weeks (tomb).
    5. Henry, bap Harvington 8th Jul 1697.

    For more information on the Perkes family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0014:           Presumably a headstone. Rev. Davenport records "Behind the Godfrey and Perks row and in front of the Chamberlain row is a small stone with apparently no name", inscribed with verse only.

My Glass is run my time is spent
My friends I trust will be content
My Saviour sent for me Away
To live with him in Endless joy

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0015:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport records the existance of a footstone inscribed J. C.
In Memory of John Chamberlain
Who Died march the 20
1738 Aged 36 years
Farewell my wife and children dear
I am gone to reſt you have no cauſe to fear
My race was short I could no longer stay
My dear Redeemer called me away

Background information.
Memorial 0016:           Presumably a headstone. Rev. Davenport records the memorial as next to his memorial 15 and nearer to the church. The headstone has not survived. It was recorded in 1920 but was gone by 1989. This image is possibly the footstone to this memorial now set in the next row.

HERE LYETH
the Body of Catherine
Wife of John Chamber
line who departed this life ye
life May the 22 1752
Aged 64 years

Stand still Reader spend a tear
Think on the Dust that slumbers Here
And as thou Readest the State of me
Think on the Glass that Runs for thee.

Blue Lias footstone. Inscription facing west.

C - C

Background information.
Memorial 0017:           Presumably a headstone. Rev. Davenport records the memorial as next to previous. He also records that it had an "urn at top". There was also a footstone which still survives. The headstone was gone by 1989 but this image is the assumed footstone set in the next row.

In Memory of
ANN CHAMBERLAINE
Wife of Tho. Chamberlaine
She departed this Life
February 23rd
MDCCXCVII
Aged 77 years

Blue Lias footstone. Inscription facing west.

A C 1797

Background information.
Memorial 0017a:           Small Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Now illegible it is possibly one of the footstones that Rev. Davenport recorded as in this row.
Illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0018:           Small Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport has written at the top of his page: (2nd row of Chamberlains, N. of church).
In Memory
Of THOMAS HAINES who died
December the 30th 1732
Aged 73 Years
He Lived here in Honeſt godly life
And left the world free from Defeat & ſtrife
He serv’d the Lord with all his Soul & Mind
And to the poor was not at all unkind

Background information.
Memorial 0019:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west.
Here lyeth the Body
Of Thomas Haines Cham
bielain who died Novem
the 13 1726 Aged on(sic) year & 1 month
Here lies a Child of Tender Age
Whoſe actions did Excell which was
His parents only joy left he took his farewell
Now Cruel death that reſtleſs foe
Deareſt frends to mourn is pray be ſeen this day

Background information.
Memorial 0020:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west.
In Memory of
MARY ABELL
Who Departed this Life
October ye 30th 1712
Aged 81 Years.
My Dearest frinds pray morn no more
I am not ſoil but gone Before
No Welth nor Riches can Prevail
Death gives no Quarters takes no Bail

Background information.
Memorial 0021:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. The 'at bottom' piece was on Rev. Davenport's version. He also mentions a footstone.
In Memory of
THOS HAINES CHAMBERLAINE
He departed this Life
March the 1st 1773
Aged 45 Years

(at bottom)
Thos Laughton Cleeve fecit

Background information.
Memorial 0022:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport recorded this memorial in full. BMSGH does not mention it.

Here Lyeth ye Body
of ELEANOR ye Wife of
Thomas Ewans
who died May ye 10th
1720
Aged 83 Years

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0023:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport recorded this memorial in full including a footstone. BMSGH does not mention it.

Here Lyeth ye Body of
MARGARET ye Wife of
JOHN EWANS
who died October 13d
1724
Aged 52 Years

Footstone: 1724

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0023a:           A footstone being now the furthest north in the next row. Not mentioned by Rev. Davenport as being in this position. Possibly the footstone to number 16.

C - C

Background information.
Possibly a memorial to Catherine Chamberline who died in 1752.
Memorial 0023b:           Small Blue Lias marker stone. Inscription facing west. BMSGH has a line of dots ending in G. Rev. Davenport does not mention it unless he records it as a footstone.
Totally illegible except perhaps [-----------G]

Background information.
Memorial 0024:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west.
Here lieth the
Body of John Ewans
Son of John & Margaret
Ewans Who Departed
this Life Septem the 6th
1727
Aged 19 Years

Background information.
John Ewans was buried on the September 8th.
Memorial 0025:           Blue Lias headstone. Broken off at base with no inscription remaining. Inscription faced west. Rev. Davenport recorded this memorial in full but GMSGH, although listed on their plan, made no mention of the headstone.

IN MEMORY OF
Sarah Wife of Benjamin Ewans
She died the 9th of Septem.
1775 Aged 63 Years
Also of
Eleanor the Daughter of
Benjamin and Sarah Ewans
She died the 9th of March 1777
Aged 37 years

Footstone: S. E. E. E.

Background information.
Memorial 0026:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west.
In memory of
JOHN EWANS
Who Died March
24th 1716/7
Aged 58 Years

Background information.
Memorial 026a:           Blue Lias footstone. Inscription facing west.
A C
1797

Background information.
Presumed to be the footstone to the lost headstone to Ann Chamberlaine.
Memorial 0027:           Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west.
Here lieth the body of
GEORGE EWENS Who de
parted this life September
the 12 AD 1671 aged 72

Background information.
There is no entry in the Burial Registers.
Memorial 0028:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. Inscription facing west. This memorial was described as broken by BMSGH in 1989, the upper part is now missing. Rev. Davenport describes the stone as split in two and is apparently able to record the inscription in full. All that is now left (2014) is the last line and part of the next line line up.
Here lieth the body of Han
nah Ewans, who departed this life
Jan]uary the first Anno Dom
1691 being Aged 27 years

Background information.
Memorial 029:           Bidford Blue Lias headstone with cherub. On Rev Davenport's plan this memorial was set at an angle between number 28 and the church. Its present position is at the northern end of the row next but one to number 18. The stone is unusual in having an inscription on both sides. This little headstone is believed to be the oldest memorial in the churchyard dated to or shortly after 1659.

Inscription on the side facing west:-

Here lieth the body of
Tho Ewens the Son of
George And Margaret
Who departed this life June
The 16th AD 1659 aged 32

Inscription on the side facing east:-

Here lieth the Body of
Margaret Ewanes the
Wife of George Ewanes
Who departed this life May
the 27th A. D. 1659 aged 59

Background information.

Western side


Eastern side
Memorial 0029a:           Small Blue Lias headstone. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport apparently does not record this stone which is set next to his number 18, see previous.
Illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0030:           Premusmed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport but not by GMSGH.

In Memory of
Matthew Garner
who died the 24th of Oct
1802 Aged 56 years

Reader stop consider Life's great plan
What is our life alone 'tis but a span

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0031:           Described as a broken tombstone in 1989 leaning against the north side of the church. The memorial was recorded by Rev. Davenport and by BMSGH. Rev. Davenport records its position as: (Left of but in a line with Evans row).

To the memory of
Mr JOHN MELEN
who departed this life the 13th
Day of Jany 1778 Aged 74
Also of Alice his Wife who
departed this life the 19th day
of July 1761 aged 58.

Background information.
The Registers give 'Mealing'.
Removed and now considered lost.

Memorial 0032:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989.

In Memory of
ALICE Relict of
THOMAS GOULD
(late of Littleton)
who departed this life
June 12th 1825
Aged 72 years

Praise on stones doth but ambition feed,
Let ev'ry one to their own ways take heed:
For what I was and what you are
The day of Judgment will declare

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0033:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989.

In memory of
WILLIAM MARSHALL
(late of Lenchwick)
who died the 19th of J[--]
Aged 55 years

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0034:           Classical chest tomb, worn.
South side:

In Memory of
WILLM HAWKES MARSHALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE THE 23RD 1853
Aged 62 Years

Background information.
Memorial 0035:           Chest tomb.
South side:
Sacred
To the Memory
of THOMAS WALFORD MARSHALL
who died Novst1RD 1826
Aged 81 Years. .

Background information.
Memorial 0036:           Chest tomb, decorated and in poor condition, Bidford Blue Lias.
South side:
In Memory of THOMAS WALFORD,
Son of THOMAS WALFORD of Dunnington,
Who departed this Life May ye 1RD 17st 1th 1759 Aged 67
Also of MARY Wife of THOMAS WALFORD,
Who departed this Life December 19st 1th 1762 Aged 72

They that lie ſleeping in the Duſt
Was Loving, Prudent Wiſe and Juſt
They Liv’d in Love and de’d in peace
We hope their Joys will never ceaſe

North side:
In Memory of
ELIZABETH MARSHALL
Wife of Thomas Marshall
Who departed this Life Octst 1r 16th 1th 1807
Aged 86 Years

Background information.
Memorial 0037:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989. Rev. Davenport wrote at the top of this page: (Row of 5 stones from Wall towards Path.). This whole row of stones was gone by 1989.

In Memory of
THOMAS HEEKES
who died the 2d of July 1818
Aged 44 Years.

Gods love and favour is not seen always
By worldly comforts or by length of days:
Long life on Earth doth but prolong our pain,
A happy death sure is the greatest gain.

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0038:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989.

In Memory of
JOHN, Son of THOMAS
and ELIZABETH HEEKES
who died the 14th of June 1807
Aged 7 years

I was so long with pain opprest
That wore my strength away,
It made me long for endless rest
Which never can decay.

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0039:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989. This is how Rev. Davenport recorded his age.

In Memory of
JOHN BENNETT
who died the 30th Day
of September 1797
Aged 162 years

Remember well you mourning standers-by
Time will come when you as well as I,
Repent with speed: God's mercy now implore.

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0040:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989.

In Memory of
SARAH, Wife of
JOHN BENNETT
late of Rushford in the Parish of
SALFORD
She died the 9th of Decbr 1784
Aged 44 years

Short and uncertain is our Bliss below
None could be happier in this Vale of Woe
Time mutual love had ----------------
------------------------------------------------

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0041:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989.

Here lieth the Body
of SARAH, Daughter of
JOHN and SARAH
BENNETT of Rushford
in the Parish of Salford
She died the 3rd Day of May
1773 Aged 7 Years
and 4 Months.

With patience I have run my race
And God hath set me free:
Now I am for a better place,
This world was not for me.

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.

Memorial 0042:           Persumed headstone recorded by Rev. Davenport in 1920, gone by 1989. Rev. Davenport wrote at the top of his page: (2 stones behind the above row of 5 and near wall. [42 & 43]).

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS BENNETT
who died Novr 15th 1842
Aged 74 Years
Bleesed are the dead which
die in the Lord

Background information.
Removed and lost since 1920.
Memorial 0043:           Headstone.
In
Remembrance of
THOMAS HEEKES,
WHO DIED AT LENCHWICK,
OCTOBER 21ST 1847:
AGED 42 YEARS

MARTHA HEEKES,
DIED AT STRATFORD ON AVON,
DECEMBER 19TH 1860:
AGED 58 YEARS


DAVIS SC.                                                 BIDFORD.

Background information.
Martha was Christened at Norton on 27 Jun 1802, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Heekes.

Will of Martha Heekes: 8 June 1861, late of College Street, Stratford upon Avon, Spinster, who died 19 December 1860, was proved at Birmingham by the oath of Charles Lucy of Stratford upon Avon aforesaid Gentleman the sole Executor.

Memorial 0043a:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote: On a line with the above & near the path is a stone where inscription is gone.

No inscription recorded

Removed and lost after 1920.
Memorial 0044:           Headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote above his recording of this stone: (Row of 4 stones near the Wall.)

SACRED
to the memory of
ANN, widow of
ISAAC COLDICOT:
and formerly relict of
WILLIAM MARREN
She departed this life
21st June 1830.
Aged 45 Years.

Background information.
Memorial 0045:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
WILLIAM WARREN
who departed this life
the 4th of June 1821
Aged 34 Years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0046:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
ELIZABETH Wife of
RICHARD WARREN
who died the 12th Day of Feb.
1810
Aged 65 Years.

Afflictions sore long time I dore
Physicians were in vain.
Till Death did seize and God did please
To ease me of my pain.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0047:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
RICHARD WARREN
who departed this life
the 19th of April 1811
Aged 55 Years.

God's providence offtimes for secret ends
Both many cares and sharp afflictions sends
Let us conclude 'tis best it should be so
And not despairing or impatient grow.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0048:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote above this memorial: (Stone standing alone). He also did not indicate the line breaks so they have been assumed. The footstone to this memorial is set in front of memorial 0061 and is inscribed: Sarah Marshall / Catherine Marshall.

To the Memory of
Sarah Wife of Mr Nicholas Marshall,
Late of this Town
she died the 21st of Sepr 1759
Aged 63 years.
Also Near this place Lyeth the Body of
Catherine the Daughter of
Mr Nicholas & Mrs Mary Marshall
She died the 25th of Jany 1758
Aged three weeks.

A carefull peacefull Wife and Mother
it's hard to Find out such another
Loving to her Children trew to her Friend
And so she made a Good & Godly End.
Aged 65 Years.

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Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0049:           Beautifully carved headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote above this memorial: (5 stone in a line facing westwards). Parts of this once fine memorial survive smashed into several pieces. Some of the pieces were used to support a shed that stood on the south side of the church until 2014. Davenport recorded this stone in full and his material has been added in square brackets.

[In] Memory of
GEORGE Son of
[THOMAS & ]ALICE GOULD
[who de]parted this life the 30th of July 1787.
[Age]d 2 years

This prety Babe whoſe Aſhes here [do rest,]
Was the whole comfort of [his Mother's breaſt,]
But now he's [hence let's not repine,]
we hope our [loſs his gain let the Divine]
And not our will take [place, but let us mind]
The de[bt he paid is due fr]om all mankind.

Background information.
Memorial 0050:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport did not indicate the line breaks so they have been assumed.

In Memory of
William Marshall,
Son of Nicholas and Sarah Marshall
who departed this Life
Sepbr 6th 1750
Aged 31 years.

Uncertain is our Dying Day
Regard with care this Sacred truth
To serve thy maker in thy youth
Spend well thy time whilst breath -----
When Death is come the time ------.

Background information.
Rev. Davenport wrote: Nich Marshall of Harvington & Sarah Wilson of Badsey mar. at Norton by Lic. 6 Oct. 1710. Nich Marshall, 26 of Abbots Salford & Alice Butcher, 23 of Norton Lic. 29 July 1663 to be mar. at S. Martin's Worcester.

For more information on the Marshall Family see the page on Families.

Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0051:           Decorated headstone with double headed rounded top, each with a pair of pritties. The stone is in fine condition and is beautifully inscribed. Bidford blue Lias. This inscription is on the west while the grave will be on the east of the memorial. At the foot of this grave is a possible related stone used as a footstone. Rev. Davenport wrote: (Stone with 4 cherub faces.)
In Memory of Four Children of Nicholas
Marshall by Sarah his Wife John Thomas
John Elizabeth John Died Oct ye 23th 1711
Thomas was Buried June ye 21st 1713 John was
Buried Ap 3th 1716 Elizabeth Died Jan 11th 1721

Here lies the Bodies of Four Children Dear Which Cauſd
Their Parents to sheed Many a tear With akeing hearts
Watery Eyes Becauſe their Chidren they do Priſe:
But our comfort is and that’s the Beſt.
Hoping they are at Eternal Reſt.

Background information.
Memorial 052:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
Nicholas Marshall
who was buried July 8th 1749
Also of Mary,
Wife of Nicholas Marshall
who died March 1st 1780
Aged 56 Years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0053:           Headstone with marker stone (0063a) in next row reading: N M. The headstone inscription is on the west while the grave will be on the east of the memorial.
To the Memory of Nicholas Son of
Nicholas and Sarah Marſhall
who Died ye 17th day of July 1765
Aged 51 Years.

In waſting Pain my Life was worn away,
Which Brought me to this bad of clay.
To Reſt in Grave free from Pain,
Till Chriſt ſhall Raiſe me up again.

Background information.
Memorial 0054:           Headstone.Rev. Davenport describes this stone, along with next, as leaning against the previous memorial. A fragment of this memorial, or that of the next, is (2014) leaning against the northern boundary wall. All that can be gleamed is .... / WILSON --------- / --------- e ---------- ....... Rev. Davenport records the stone in full.

In Memory of
WILSON MARSHALL
who departed this Life
the 11th of Decr 1807
Aged 50 Years.

Background information.
This fragment was part of a memorial to Wilson Marshall. A son of his was baptized at Harvington on 28th December 1789.
Memorial 0055:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
ALICE Wife of
WILSON MARSHALL
who departed this Life
the 5th of Septr 1798
Aged 38 years
Also NICHOLAS Son of
WILSON & ALICE
MARSHALL
who died the 11th of Augt 1798
Aged 11 Years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0056:           Headcross.
In
Memory of
ELIZABETH CHARLES
BORN MAY 16. 1820.
FELL ASLEEP JUNE 5. 1900.
“GRANT HER ETERNAL REST O LORD.”

Background information.
Memorial 0056a:           Small metal plate on spike by young tree planted on grave of memorial 0056.
Prunus Avirum 'plena’
Wild Cherry Tree
In lasting Memory of
Dick Fairs
who died
Nov. 2008
aged 88 years
Sorely missed by his
loving wife, family and many dear friends

Background information.
Memorial 0057:           Presumed headstone. Recorded by Rev. Davenport who also wrote above inscription: (8 stones in row facing west). The first two are no longer in existance.

Resurgam
In Memory of
MARY WALFORD CLEMENTS
Wife of
THOMAS CLEMENTS
(late of Church Lench)
She died 18th Jany 1824
Aged 72 years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0058:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport described the stone as decaying on the left side. He also recorded no date.

[In] Memory of
[THO]MAS Son of THOMAS and
[MARY] WALFORD CLEMENTS
(late of Church Lench)
[who die]d 2nd of December [no date]
Aged 22 years
[Also] of MARY daughter of
THOMAS and MARY
WALFORD CLEMENTS
[wh]o died the 2nd of April
1816 Aged 26 Years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0059:           Headstone set with inscription to the west and grave probably to the east. A footstone to this memorial is now in a path at Crooked Walls.
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL STONE CHARLES
BORN AT HINCHWICKE
IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
THE 14TH DAY OF APRIL
1783.
DIED AT HARVINGTON
THE 4TH DAY OF FEBRUARY
1859.
“FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE EVEN SO IN
CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE.”
                                                  ICORN. CHXV. VR XX11.

Background information.

Memorial 0059b:           Probable base of footstone set in front of memorial 0059.
No sign of an inscription

Background information.
Memorial 0060:           Enclosed Celtic headcross set with inscription to the west and grave probably to the east.
IN MEMORY OF
MARY CHARLES,
WIFE OF
SAMUEL STONE CHARLES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 13TH 1872,
AGED 83.
ERECTED IN REMEMBRANCE
OF A BELOVED MOTHER

Background information.
Memorial 0061:           Headstone, partially defaced set with inscription to the west and grave probably to the east. Rev. Davenport however recorded the inscription in full. All that remained in 2014 was -acred / -- -he Memory of.
Sacred
to the memory of
JOHN MARSHALL
of Harvington
who departed this life
June 4TH 1864
Aged 78 years.

Background information.
Memorial 0061a:           Footstone to number 0048 set in front of memorial 0061.
Sarah Marshall
Catherine Marshall

Background information.
Memorial 0061b:           Probable base of footstone set in front of memorial 0061.
Totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0062:           Decorated headstone with inscription to the west and grave probably to the east.
In Memory
of JOHN MARSHALL
who departed this Life
May 5th 1830 Aged 74 Years.

In him whoſe relic’s mark this ſacred earth,
Shone all domeſtic and all ſocial worth;
Heaven to induſtrious virtue bleſsings lent,
And all was competence and all content.
Tho frugal care in wiſdoms Life admired,
Know to preſence what induſtry acquired,
Farewell the friend who ſpar’d to aſsiſtant loan
A neighbours woe or welfare was his own,
Youth, Age, & want once cheer’d now ſighing ſwell
Bleſs his lov’d name and weep a long farewell.

Background information.

Memorial 0062b:           Footstone set in front of memorial 0062.
Totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0063:           Decorated headstone, partially defaced with inscription to the west and grave probably to the east. The partially weathered verse has been supplimented by Rev. Davenport's complete transcription.
In memory
of MARY the Wife of
JOHN MARSHALL,
who departed this Life Octr 23d
1798 Aged 78 Years.

Religion’s path, ſhe early trod,
[E]ndear’d to Friends beloved of God;
[The] Life conſiſtent, heart ſincere
[Her piety] was ro[oted t]here.
[Her Death] demands the [Friendly] tear
[Though call]ed to he[ar a] heavy [loa]d
[No mourners] hea[rd aga]inſt her God;
[Conscious of his paternal] care.
[Her mind compos'd, her p[rospect]s dear
[In view of th]iſs above the skies]
[Both grateful and resign'd she dies.

Background information.
Rev. Davenport wrote at the bottom of his page: John Marshall of Harvington married 10 Nov. 1785 Mary Trenfield of Childswickam.
Memorial 0063a:           Footstone set in front of memorial 0063. See memorial 0053 for its related headstone.
N M

Background information.
'Nicholas Marshall'
Memorial 0064:           Presumed headstone.

In Memory of
Emily Sarah Charles
Daughter of
Saml Stone Charles
and
Mary Charles
who died Oct. 7th
1829
Aged 7 years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0065:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote above this stone: Stands alone behind row 57-64.

In Memory of
MARY JOYNES
(of Broad Marston
in the County of Gloucester
late of this place)
who died 17th Feby 1827
Aged 32 Years
With patience to the last she did submit
And murmoured not at what the Lord thought fit:
But with a Christian courage did resign
Her Soul to God at His appointed time.
'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord'.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0066:           Headstone. At top of his page Rev. Davenport wrote: 2 stones near wall). The broken footstone to this memorial survives and was used to support a shed that stood on the south side of the church until 2014. It is inscribed with M H / 1823.

Sacred
to the Memory of
MARY HURST
who departed this Life
11 Sepr 1823
in the 77th year of her Age.

Background information.
Memorial 0067:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote: stone part decaying.

Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH the Wife of
WILLIAM (MO)RRIS
late of ---- in this County
who departed this life
the ----- of -----------

Background information.
Rev. Davenport wrote: Bur. 3 Feb 1800 - see Register.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0068:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport wrote: A stone much decayed in line with 66,67, and covered by fir tree.

--------------------
--------------------
who di--------------
Aged --------
A wit's a Feather [and a chief a rod:]
An Honest Man's the No[blest work of God]

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0069:           Presumed headstone. Rev/ Davenport wrote: near path, illegible.

illegible

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0070:           Blue Lias chest tomb with sandstone top, very decared and in need of restoration. Many broken pieves of memorial are crammed into the tomb which are probably helping to keep it upright. The decayed parts of the inscriptions have been suppliment by Rev. Davenport's survey.
South side:
In Memory of ELIANA[H] the
Wife of MARTIN GODFREE
She Died June ye 1st 1729 Aged 40 Years
[Mild] and [Peaceable] was [her temporal] years
and Cherfull was] her Life
[a] Careful tender [Mother]
[Inofencable] and a faith[full loving] wife
In the midst of Life by Death ſhe was cut down
We hope of life Immortal [to wear a Crown]
not for the [works] that ſhee hath [dun]
It is the Free Gift of GOD by CHRIST his ſon
North side:
Here lieth the Body of MARTIN
GODFREE Deced at Hillborough in [the]
Psh of Temple Grafton in the County
of Warwick February the 19th [1742/3]
According to his Desier was Buried here
by his Wife Feb: the 2[2d] in the [56th]
Year of his Age.
[I hope my Flesh may] quietly [ſlumber in the Ground]
Till the Last Trumpet] joy[full ſound]
[Burst] the C[hain]s with ſweet ſurpise
In Christ] my ſavers Image Rise

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Memorial 0071:           Decorated white marble Gothic headstone with kerbs. Lead lettering. Inscription set to the west with burial to the east.
In
Loving Memory of
DANIEL JAMES GRIFFIN,
WHO DIED 27TH JULY 1909
AGED 30 YEARS.
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.

Background information.
Memorial 0072:           Double grave. Decorated white marble Gothic headstone with kerbs. Lead lettering on an attached scroll. Inscription set to the west with burial to the east. Footstone: C A M / G M
In
Loving Memory of
CATHERINE ANN,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE MARSHALL,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVR 10TH 1908,
AGED 58 YEARS.
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH
DIE IN THE LORD.
ALSO OF
GEORGE MARSHALL,
WHO DIED DECR 17TH 1926,
AGED 80 YEARS
REST IN PEACE.

Background information.
Memorial 0073:           White marble Gothic Headstone with kerbs. Decorated with incised clasped hands and lead lettering. Facing west with burial to the east.
IN MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN,
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN BARNSLEY,
WHO DIED FEBY 22ND 1906,
AGED 60 YEARS.
ALSO OF JOHN BARNSLEY,
WHO DIED JANY 31ST 1911,
AGED 72 YEARS

[Sculptor:] COX. ASTWOOD BANK.

Background information.

John Barnsley, born Birmingham aged 61 in 1901 when they were living in VIllage Street, Harvington of independent means. He married Sarah, born Birmingham aged 54 in 1901.

Memorial 0074:           Headstone facing west with grave to the east. Footstone reading: R . J / E . J
IN
MEMORY OF
RICHARD JEPHCOTT,
OF TEMPLE GRAFTON,
(LATE OF ALCESTER)
WHO DIED
DECEMBER 10TH 1856,
AGED 66 YEARS.
ALSO OF ELIZABETH,
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED AT ALCESTER,
AUGUST 13TH 1874,
AGED 84 YEARS.

Background information.
Memorial 0075:           Headstone lying on its back, originally facing west with grave behind. Now the headstone is lying on the grave. There is a footstone insitu reading: G W / M W / C W

IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT WOODWARD,
LATE OF THIS PARISH
FORMERLY OF BININGTON
IN THE PARISH OF SALFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER [4]TH 1830:
AGED [7]9 YEARS.
ALSO OF
MARY, HIS WIFE
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH BAYLIS,
OF WORMINGTON
IN THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[AUGUST] 19]TH 18[43]
AGED [83] YEARS
[ALSO]
CHARLES, THEIR SON
DIED DECEMBER 21: 1838:
AGED 38 YEARS.

Background information.
Memorial 0076:           Headstone with footstone. Inscription to the west with burial behind. Footstone: E S / 1861
IN
MEMORY OF
EDWARD SKINNER,
WHO DIED DECR 1- 1861,
AGED 72 YEARS.
Affliction sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain.
---- death --------- and God did
please ----------------------
and free me from my pain.

Background information.

For more information on the Skinner family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0077:           Presumed headstone.

Sacred
to the Memory of
MARY, wife of
RICHARD DERRICK
Who died July 17th 1829
Aged 49 Years
Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord

Background information.

Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0078:           Headstone with footstone. Inscription to the west with burial behind. Footstone: S S / 1856
IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH SKINNER,
WHO DIED OCTR 17TH 1856,
AGED 25 YEARS.
The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away. Blessed be the name
of the Lord.

Background information.

Memorial 0079:           Presumed headstone.

To the Memory of
JAMES INGLE
who died happily on the
--- of Oct. 1837
Aged 38 Years
I know that my Redeemer liveth
Job.
This hope is laid upon my bosom
R. I. P.

Background information.

Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0080:           Ornate white marble Gothic Celtic cross on four plinths with kerbs topped by ornate metal pillers once interlinked by chains. The cross is decorated with a large embossed Lily and the script is in lead lettering.
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDMUND JACOB BYRCH,
BORN APRIL 12TH 1842,
DIED FEBRUARY 3RD 1898.
"NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE."

[Sculptor] W. & S. GARDINER, EVESHAM

Background information.

William Abraham Byrch, 1807-1873. Married Frances Elizabeth Phillips, 1805-1861, at Holy Trinity, Chelsea, Middlesex. They had issue:-

  1. William Phillips, born 1839.
  2. Francis Robert Berry, 1841-1898.
  3. Edmund Jacob Byrch, was born 1842. In 1881 he was living in the Manor House with the Bullock family, aged 40 and born in Harvington.
  4. Albert William, born 1844.
  5. Edward Berry, 1846-1890.
  6. Frances Elizabeth, born 1849.
Albert William & Edmund figures in the deeds of Cotswold View, as mortgagees and Solicitors.
Memorial 0081:           Rustic granite Celtic headcross with incised 'IHS' on two plinths with kerbs.
In
Affectionate Remembrance
of
JOHN BULLOCK,
MANOR FARM.
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22RD 1883.
AGED 76 YEARS.
ALSO OF HARRIET,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED DECEMBER 16TH 1892,
AGED 83 YEARS.
"MY HOPE IS IN THEE."

Background information.
The Bullock's were farmers at the Manor Farm from about 1832.

For more information on the Bullock Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0081a:           Double grave. White marble cross on two plinths with attached angel. Lead lettering. Two footstones: J . B facing the memorial; H . B facing away.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN BULLOCK,
(OF THE MANOR HOUSE)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
OCTR 9TH 1928
AGED 81 YEARS.
ALSO MARIA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JUNE 28TH 1940
AGED 85 YEARS.

Background information.
John Bullock, born Harvington 1848, a farmer's son in 1881. He married Maria Malin, born 1854 and died 28th June 1940. John died 9th Oct 1928.

The Bullock's were farmers at the Manor Farm from about 1832. For more information on the Bullock Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0082:           Decorated headstone with inset of dove over sun ray. Footstone reading: L B. With additions from Rev. Davenport.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LYDIA, DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM [& ELIZABETH
BULLOCK,
[who was born June X]
[A.D. MDCCCXIV]
[and died December XXI]
[A.D. MDCCCXXXIX]
[Tis here within this silent ground
I wait to hear the Trumpet sound
Then may I rise among the blest
To endless joys and endless rest.]

Background information.
Lydia was baptised at Harvington 26th Jun 1814.

The Bullock's were farmers at the Manor Farm from about 1832. For more information on the Bullock Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0083:           Decorated headstone with inset of dove over sun ray. Two footstones reading: 1/ W : B 2/ E : B
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BULLOCK,
LATE OF THIS PARISH:
WHO WAS BORN JUNE XXX.
A.D. MDCCLXXV11.
AND DIED MAY XX111.
A.D. MDCCCXXXVII.
GREAT AFFLICTION DID MY STRENGTH DISPLAY
BORN OUT ------, BROUGHT TO THIS BED OF CLAY.
WEEP NOT FOR ME, MY GLASS IS RUN:
TIS ME LORD’S WILL IT MUST BE DONE.
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH,
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE XX11 A. D. MDCCCLI
AGED LXXIII YEARS.
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH
DIE IN THE LORD.

Background information.

The Bullock's were farmers at the Manor Farm from about 1832. For more information on the Bullock Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0084:           Headstone, leaning with footstone.

In
loving memory
of
SARAH SKINNER
who died [Augst 3rd] 1864
aged [89] years
Also of
CHARLES SKINNER
who died [Febry 14th] 1868
aged [75] years.
[Reader, prepare to meet thy God.]

Background information.

Memorial 0085:           White marble headcross. Lead lettering.

ihs
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS MARSH
WHO DIED APRIL 8TH 1886
AGED 50 YEARS.
Whomsoever believeth in Christ
shall have eternal life.

Background information.

For more information on the Marsh Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0086:           Sandstone headstone.

IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES OSBORNE,
WHO DIED MAY 18TH 1887,
AGED [77] YEARS.
GEORGE OSBORNE,
DIED [Oct.] 9TH 1889
AGED [78] YEARS.
[TO BE WITH CHRIST WHICH IS FAR] BETTER
[IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.]

Background information.

George Osborne, was born Wednesbury, Staffordshire c1812. He married Frances, born Steeple Gidding, Huntingdonshire c1811. In 1851/61/71, they were living in St Neots. In 1881, they were living in Harvington, he as a retired Tailor & Woolen Draper. They had issue:-

  1. Agnes Blanche, born Kidderminster c1836.
  2. George D, born c1841.
  3. John Henson, born c1854.
  4. Emma, born c1856.
Memorial 0086a:           Headcross.
ihs
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIET TOMLINSON
WHO DIED JUNE 3rd 1912
AGED 81 YEARS.
GOOD LORD REMEMBER ME.

Background information.

For more information on the Tomlinson Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0087:           Sandstone headcross on three plinths.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DORA
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
HEMMING & MARY CLARKE
DIED JUNE 25TH 1910, AGED 22.
"THY WILL BE DONE."
ALSO LEONARD CLARKE,
DIED IN FRANCE DECR 7TH 1918, AGED 33 YEARS.
AT REST.

Background information.

For more information on the Clarke Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0087a:           Small cremation slab with flower holder.
In Loving Memory of
THOMAS & ELIZABETH MANSELL
PERCY & AGNES WAGER

Background information.

Percy Albert Wager, born Within, Essex 11 Feb 1894. His mother was Emma Jane Wager. He married Evesham area 1917 to Agnes Mansell.

Memorial 0087b:           Metal & wooden plaque below newly planted tree.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NORMA BRUCE
1939 - 2006

Background information.

Memorial 0087c:           Plastic plaque set near newly planted tree.
Alf Hinton
1922 - 1990
Jean Hinton
1928 - 2011
Remembered with Love

Background information.

Herbert William (Bert) Hinton, born Wem 30 Aug 1893. In 1911 he was aged 18 and living in lodgings in Wem as a General labourer. Believed to have served as a Private in the Shrewsbury Infantry and received a Silver War Badge. He married Ellen Davies in Wem, Salop in 24th June 1919. In 1922 he was living in Leek Street, Wem. Later on in life he was Caretaker at Holly Hall School in Highgate Road, Hally Hall. His sons (Alfred's) marriage certificate mistakenly records his father's name as Albert William. He died 17 Jun 1959.

  1. Herbert Henry, born Wem in 1920. Married in Holly Hall, Dudley 13th June 1942 to Agnes Harrington. Died 1989.
  2. Alfred Thomas, born Wem 5 June 1922. A Goods Porter in 1949 living at 42 High Street, Holly Hall, Dudley, when he married Jean Round in Dudley 5 March 1949. He died in 1990. Alfred and Jean had issue:-
  3. John, born Wem in 1924.
  4. Cyril John, born Wem in 1926. He married and died in Australia.
    1. Diane (Di), married 1: ----- Mason; 2: Steve Salter. Steve and Diane took over the Coach & Horses in 2010.
    Pound family: Jean Pound, born Dudley area 1928. Her Parents were Thomas Pound, Labourer, who married Adelaide G Matthews in 1918.

Memorial 0088:           Double grave. Two headstones with white marble kerbs. Lead lettering on both.
Headstone 1:
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
VICTOR ANDREWS,
WHO FELL ASLLEP MARCH 3RD 1923.
AGED 25 YEARS.
"THY WILL BE DONE."

Headstone 2:
In Loving Memory
of
WILLIAM ANDREWS,
WHO DIED 30TH DECR 1909, AGED 59 YEARS.


WE SHALL SLEEP BUT NOT FOR EVER,
THERE WILL BE A GLORIOUS DAWN:
WE SHALL MEET TO PART - NO NEVER -
ON THE RESURRECTION MORN.

Background information.

For more information on the Andrews Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0088c:           Sunken kerbs and corners.
South kerb: In loving memory of JOHN FISHER died March 12th 1913, aged 57 years. North kerb: ALSO OF FRANCES HIS WIFE DIED APRIL 8TH 1923, Aged 66 years.

Background information.

John Fisher, born Evesham c1856, Railway Bricklayer, married Frances Elizabeth Keen in the Winchcombe area, probably at Guiting 1875. She was born in Lower Guiting c1857. They had issue:-

  1. Albert Joseph, born Beckford aged 19 in 1911. He married Maude Harpley in 1916, they had a daughter named Joan, born 1920.
  2. Winifred Elsie, born Beckford aged 15 in 1911. She married ------ Hill in 1916.
Memorial 0089:           Headstone with kerbs.
In
Loving Memory
of
EDWARD BENNETT,
OF MORETON IN THE MARSH
BORN AUGST 14TH 1855.
DIED SEPTR 29TH 1914.
"THY WILL BE DONE."

Background information.

Edwin Bennett, born East Brent, Somerset c1819, In 1871 he was living in Moreton-in-the-Marsh as a Farmer with his Wife Rachel, born Batsford, Glos c1828, along with the following children:-

  1. Edwin, born Moreton c1853. By 1891 he was living in Kings Norton, Birmingham with his family.
  2. Edward, born Moreton 14th March 1855. Edward Bennett. He was still with his family in 1881. He married Selina Emeny at Harvington in 1889 (for Selina, see the Emeny memorial). In 1891 they were living in Harvington and in 1911 he was a Carting Contractor in a 6-roomed house in Harvington aged 68.
  3. Alice, born Moreton c1863.
  4. Evelyn Ada, born Moreton c1877.
Memorial 0089a:           Rustic granite cross on three plinths. Kerbs and lead lettering.
IN GOD’S KEEPING.
JAMES DAVENPORT, M.A., F.S.A.
BORN JAN. 26. 1857, DIED MARCH 2. 1930.
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 1908-1930 AND
HON. CANON OF WORCESTER CATHEDRAL 1927-1930.
ALSO OF
FANNY REBECCA DAVENPORT,
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 25TH 1941,
AGED 91 YEARS.

Background information.

For more information on the Davenport Family see the page on Rectors.

Memorial 0089b:           Concrete headstone with kerbs surrounding concrete.
In Ever
Loving Memjory of
FREDERICK HENRY HOLDER,
CALLED TO REST APRIL 10TH 1915,
AGED 63.
ALSO ELLEN CAROLINE HIS WIFE
TO WHOME GOD GAVE PEACE
JULY 31ST 1941, AGED 88.
I WILL NOW BOTH LAY ME DOWN IN PEACE
                                        AND SLEEP
FOR THOU LORD ONLY MAKEST ME DWELL
                                        IN SAFETY

Background information.

Frederick Henry Holder, born Weston Subedge aged 58 in 1911, a Farm Labourer. His wife Ellen Caroline, born Aston Subedge aged 57 in 1911. In 1901 they were living in Sevenhampton. They had issue:-

  1. Elizabeth M B, born Saintbury c 1882.
  2. Joseph, born Saintbury c1884.
  3. Albert E, born Bretfortan c 1886.
  4. Frederick, born Bretfortan c1890.
  5. Emily, born Saintbury c1897.

Memorial 0090:           Sandstone headstone with lead lettering.
In Loving Memory of
JAMES BLOXHAM,
DIED APRIL 3RD 1904,
AGED 74 YEARS.
ALSO OF MILLICENT,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
DIED DECR 18. 1927,
AGED 87 YEARS.

Background information.

James Bloxham, born Abbotts Morton c1830. In 1871 he was a Servant in Harvington. He married Millicent Birch in 1877. She was born in Salford Priors c1841. In 1881/91 he was a Baker in Harvington. They had a son George who was aged 23 in 1881. By 1911 she living on her own in Harvington on private means.

Memorial 0091:           Enclosed Sandstone Celtic cross with kerbs.
In Memory of
WILLIAM GOULD
late of this Parish
and formerly of Donnington
in the Parish of Salford
who departed this life
July 19. 1858
Aged 67.

Background information.
In 1851 William Gould was living as lodger to the Ingram family, James Ingram aged 48, wife Ann aged 49 and son aged 16. He was born Salford circa 1792. There was another William Gould born in Harvington circa 1797 who was living in Inkberrow.

Memorial 0092:           Small head cross with rose inset and kerbs. Lead lettering.
In Memory
of
HUGH ERNEST,
THE DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
GILES AND ELIZA WOODWARD,
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCT. 29TH 1877;
AGED 6 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS.
ONE OF THE MANY WHO DIED OF DIPTHERIA
"SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS."

Background information.
Memorial 0093:           Sandstone Gothic headstone with rose inset.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GILES WOODWARD,
BORN MARCH 23RD 1845,
DIED MARCH 16TH 1890.
ALSO OF
ELIZA WOODWARD,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
BORN MAY 27TH 1841,
DIED NOVEMBER 26TH 1889.
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE. WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY.
IN JESUS KEEPING WE ARE SAFE - AND THEY."

[Sculptor] DAVIS. BIDFORD.

Background information.

For more information on the Woodward Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0094:           Sandstone headcross.
In Loving Memory of
ANN DAVIES,
WHO DIED AT HARVINGTON RECTORY,
APRIL 21ST 1882,
AGED 57 YEARS.
HE HAVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP. Psalm CXXVII.[3]

Background information.

Ann Davies was born in Llannhangel in Radnorshire 1825, according to the 1881 Census. In 1881 she was a servant at the Rectory under the Winnington-Ingrams'.
Memorial 0095/96/97:           Large plot. Kerbs surrounding three memorials.
Ledger with embossed crosier. Lead lettering.

South side:
ARTHUR HENRY WINNINGTON INGRAM, M.A.
FOR 42 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
BORN OCTOBER 5TH 1818 AT REST MARCH 6TH 1887

North side:

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD. ST MATTHEW V.9.

Ledger with embossed cross. Lead lettering.

SOPHIA MARY
WIFE OF REV ARTHUR HENRY WINNINGTON INGRAM, M.A.
BORN AUGUST 1ST 1827,
AT REST DECEMBER 19TH 1900.
LORD REMEMBER ME. ST LUKE 23, 42.

Decorated Celtic cross. Lead lettering.

In Memory
of
FLORENCE MARY,
THE DEARLY LOVED ONLY DAUGHTER OF
ARTHUR HENRY WINNINGTON INGRAM,
BORN FEBY 24TH 1858, FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS JANY 30TH 1881.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART:
FOR THEY SHALL SEEE GOD. ST MATTHEW V.8.

Background information.
Memorial 0098:           Childs grave. White marble cross on three plinths surrounded by kerbs and corners, one corner missing. Lead lettering and urn.
IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
EUSTACE MANSELL,
WHO DIED MARCH 28TH 1910
AGED 5 YEARS & 4 MONTHS.
"ON THE RESURRECTION MORNING
SOUL AND BODY MEET AGAIN,
NO MORE SORROW NO MORE WEEPING
NO MORE PAIN."

Background information.

Son of Thomas & Lily Mansell. See the Mansell memorial, number 139.

Memorial 0099:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport wrote at the top of his page: "In small triangle N.E. of chancel. There are 5 broken stones, three of them (probably all) to members of the Pearce family. The 3 footstones have been placed close to the broken headstones in recent times to allow of modern graves". Against this memorial he wrote in faint pencil: "graſious life was ----- own / ------------- ment". He also wrote: "and M.H. 1715 denotes Mary Heath daughter of Tho Pearce who was buried 13 Dec. 1715".
Now totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0100:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport wrote: "Has two lines - Think on the glass that [runs] for thee. S.P. 1727 denotes Sarah late wife of Tho. Pearce deceased".
Now totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0101:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport wrote: "Has parts of two lines - The bodyes dead .... / The Spirit is life ..... T.P. 1727 denotes Thomas Pearce senr buried 27 Oct. 1727".
----------------------
--------dy----------
the ſpirit is life

Background information.
Memorial 0102:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport wrote: "102 & 103 have no inscription and are fragments of stones probably to Thomas Pearce sen. bur. 6 Jan. 1716 and Magdalen Pearce bur. 16 Jan. 1716".
-------------------
--------------- talk[?] of me
Drink[?] on the glaſs that cons[?] forth[?]

Background information.
Memorial 0103:           Blue Lias headstone broken off at base. Inscription facing west. Rev. Davenport wrote: "102 & 103 have no inscription and are fragments of stones probably to Thomas Pearce sen. bur. 6 Jan. 1716 and Magdalen Pearce bur. 16 Jan. 1716".
Totally illegible

Background information.
Memorial 0104:           Granite headcross on plinth with kerbs. Lead lettering.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE,
WIFE OF GEORGE WILLIAM PENNEY,
BORN OCTOBER 11TH 1822,
FELL ASLEEP MARCH 14TH 1917.
R.I.P.
ALSO OF
GEORGE WILLIAM PENNEY,
BORN AUGUST 15TH 1828,
AT REST APRIL 8TH 1919.
GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST O LORD.

Background information.

For more information on the Penney Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0104a:           Kerbs surrounding horizontal scroll memorial. Lead lettering. Mason inscribed on kerb corner: GARDINER .
In Loving Memory of
OUR DEAR PARENTS
LYDIA ADAMS,
WHO DIED SEPT 9TH 1915,
AGED 56 YEARS.
Also of
WILLIAM HURD ADAMS,
HER HUSBAND,
WHO DIED MARCH 6TH 1916,
AGED 57 YEARS.
ERECTED BY THEIR CHILDREN.

Background information.

William Hurd Adams and Lydia Underwood married Upton on Severn in 1886.

1911 Census: William Hurd Adams, Market Gardener, was born Wedmore, aged 52; Lydia was born Worcester, aged 51. They were living in The Orchard, Harvington with their three children: Elsie May, born Evesham aged 24; William Edward, born Evesham aged 20; Frank, born Evesham aged 7.

ADAMS: William Hurd, of Harvington, Fruit Grower, died 6 March 1916. Probate Worcester 31 May to Frederick Haines, Fruit Merchant & James Gill, Farmer. Effects £4018.14.7.

Lydia died in 1915 aged 56.

Memorial 0104b:           Granite Celtic headcross on plinth surrounded by kerbs. Lead lettering.
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
NORAH MABEL BURTON,
WHO DIED 6TH FEBY 1923,
AGED 21.

Background information.
Norah Mabel Burton was born Harborne in 1902 and in 1911 was living with her parents at 17 Clintford, Victoria Road, Harborne.

1911 Census: Frederick Raymond Burton, Stock Broker, born Harborne, aged 39; wife Harriet Mabel, born Handsworth, aged 39; Philip Reginald, born Harborne, aged 11; Douglas Hartley, born Harborne, aged 7.

Memorial 0104c:           Metal cremation plaque set in concrete surround on ground
IN LOVING MEMORY
ERNEST JAMES DANCKERT
DIED 4 OCT. 1977
AGED 47

Background information.
In 1974 Ernest J Danckert lived at 25 Orchard Place, Harvington. He was was born Birmingham 15 Dec 1929. He married Smethwick 1953 to Daisy I Newey. They had two children Lynn K, born Birmingham 1957 and Mark J, born Birmingham 1960. He died in the Kettering area in 1977. His mother's maiden name was Burrows and he had a sister Mary E, born King's Norton 1924.
Memorial 0105:           Blue Lias headstone with heavily eroded surface. Facing east with burial probably in front. Surface almost totally eroded. Rev. Davenport wrote at the top of his page: East and South of the church.

SACRED
to the Memory of
HEP[HZEBAH SMITH]
D[aughter of William
and Elizabeth Smith
who departed this life
April 28th 1852
Aged 11 Years
The Lord gave; and the Lord
hath taken away. Blessed
be the name of the Lord]

Background information.

For more information on the Smith Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0106:           White marble headstone with lead lettering. with ‘ihs’ inset. Facing east with burial probably in front
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM EMENY,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 13TH 1886,
AGED 62.

Background information.

For more information on the Emeny Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0107:           Thin Blue Lias stump of headstone. Rev. Davenport records this memorial in full.

In Memory of
Mary, wife of
Richard White
who departed this life
the 25th March 1814
in the 58th year
of her age

Background information.
Memorial 0108:           Either a stump broken in two or two pieces of Blue Lias headstone set behind another stump. Rev. Davenport recorded a headstone here in full.

In memory of
Joseph Knight
(Plough-Wright)
who departed this life
the 12th March 1812
in the 87th year
of his Age

Background information.
Memorial 0109:           Thin Blue Lias stump set in front of two pieces of memorial. This is probably the remains of a memorial recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Sacred to the memory of
Sarah, daughter of
Joseph & Mary Knight
who departed this life
Octr 24th 1830
Aged 25 years
Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord
Revelations XIV 13

Background information.
Memorial 0110:           Headstone, Large decorated Bidford Blue Lias headstone. Top broken off and lying in front.
In Memory of
JOSEPH KNIGHT
(Plough Wright)
who died Auguſt 20th 1834
Aged 76 Years
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,
whoſe hope is the Lord his God: Psalms 146th Ver 5
MARY Wife of the above
who died Auguſt 8th 1836
Aged 75 Years
Oh happy change
And ever bleſt
When grief and pain
Is changed to Reſt.

R Wheeler [Mason]

Background information.
Census 1841: William Knight, aged 35 in 1841 was styled ‘Plow maker’. He appears to have a wife Rebecca, aged 25 and a son Frederick, aged 3.
Memorial 0111:           Blue Lias headstone, facing east.
SACRED
to the Memory of
SAMUEL KNIGHT
(Forty-six Years Clerk
of this Parish)
who died
April 19th 1829.
Aged 87 Years.

Background information.
Memorial 0112:           Stump of a thick Blue Lias headstone situated directly behind the memorial to Samuel Knight. Rev. Davenport record this stone in full.

In memory of
Joseph, the Son of
William & Rebecca
Knight
who died Feby 12th 1837
Aged 11 Months.

The great Jehovah from above
The angel bright did find
To call away this spotless dove
To joys that never end.
Also four children of the above, viz
Sarah-Ann, Fanny, Joseph Henry,
and Catherine-Emma who died in
their infancy.

Background information.
Memorial 0113:           Blue Lias headstone, facing east with burial behind. Supplimented with material from Rev. Davenport.

In
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KNIGHT
PLOUGH MAKER
WHO [DIED APRIL 5TH] 1862,
[AGED 61 YEARS]

Background information.

In 1861 William Knight, born Harvington 1801, was a Master plough Maker married to Rebecca who was born Dorsington 1816 and was a shop keeper. They had issue: Frederick, aged 23; Frances, aged 15; Elizabeth, aged 7; Mary E, aged 5.

Memorial 0114:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In memory of
Joseph Tovey
who departed this Life
January the 12R 1816
Aged 61 years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0115:           Sandstone Gothic headcross on plinth, decorated with flowers &'ihs'. Facing west, burial probably behind. The stone is splitting virtically. Mason: CLIFFORD, STRATFORD.
IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN JAMES INGRAM,
BORN AUG. 26, 1834,
DIED MAY 19, 1893.
BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY. MAT. V. -
ALSO OF ANN,
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE,
DIED NOVR 11TH 1912,
AGED 87 YEARS.
GOD IS LOVE.

Background information.

Census 1891: The Ingram family lived in Harvington. John James Ingram, Farmer, was born Evesham 1835. His wife Ann, was born Exhall, Worcs. 1835. Child mentioned: Stephen Ingram, born Exhall, 1871.

Memorial 0116:           Sandstone Gothic headstone with ‘ihs’ inset. Facing west, burial probably behind
In Loving Memory of
HEBE CARELESS
BORN JUNE 10TH 1809,
DIED OCTR 24TH 1884,
THE LORD IS GOOD, A STRONGHOLD IN
THE DAY OF TROUBLE HE KNOWETH
THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM. NAHUM 1.7.
Background information.

For more information on the Careless Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0116a:           Small white marble headstone. Lead lettering. Facing east, burial possibly in front
IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH HANCOCK,
WIFE OF
THOMAS HANCOCK,
DIED OCTOBER 9TH 1908
AGED 53 YEARS.

Background information.
Memorial 0117:           Blue Lias decorated headstone, probably stood at approximately 5ft. Rev. Davenport recorded this memorial in full. The memorial has only survived in fragments; one with 1826 and epitaph set against the southern boundary wall; one (the top) with part of the surname ESS, found in the new churchyard; one, a small fragment set in a path in the garden of Crooked Walls with 'em' followed by 'IA C'.

In Memory of
Sophia Careless
late of this place
who died 12TH Feby 1826
Aged 19 years
This humble Grave tho no proud structures grace
Lo! soft remembrance drops a pious tear
And holy love & friendship now mourn here.

Background information.
Sophia Carless was buried 16th February 1826, aged 19 years.
Memorial 0118:           Decorated blue Lias headstone, partially defaced, facing west, burial probably behind. Material added in square brackets is from Rev. Davenport. GMSGH recorded F. Wheeler, Littleton of which all but 'Littl' has now gone.
In Memory
of
WILLIAM BROOKES
Who died March 3rd 1820
Aged [43 Years]
Reader rem[ember all mankind] [must die]
And for a time in mouldering dust so lie
Until the mighty trumpet gives its ſound
When well-ſpent lives will be with glory crown'd.

Background information.
Memorial 0119:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In Memory of
Hannah, wife of William Brookes
who died October 10th 1810
Aged 37 Years.
When I with Husband & Children did remain
In my last days I suffer'd grief & pain,
In God I trust he will to me be kind
And prosper them that I have left behind.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0120:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In Memory of Ann, Widow of
James Pearce, Grocer
late of Bengeworth
who died January 10th 1831
Aged 60 Years

'Twas pale consumption gave the silent blow
The stroke was fatel but the effect was slow
With wasting pain death found me sore opprest
Pitied my sighs and kindly gave me rest.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0121:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In Memory of
Susannah, Daughter of
John & Mary Smith
(late of Evesham)
who departed this life
the 31st Day of January 1819
in the 36th year of her Age

Farewell dear Friends I have a better place
My Lamp being furnished with the oil of Grace
Therefore ye Virgins all be wise and have regard
That when the Bridegroom comes your Lamps may be prepair'd.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0122:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Here lieth the Body of Mary
the Wife of Joseph Smith, Miller
who departed this Life
November yy 5 1753
Aged 30 years
Also of James the son of Joseph
and Mary Smith who
died in his infancy.

Farewell dear Friends I have a better place
My Lamp being furnished with the oil of Grace
Therefore ye Virgins all be wise and have regard
That when the Bridegroom comes your Lamps may be prepair'd.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0123:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport recorded what he could stating that it was 'much chipped'. [The footstone is J. S. 1836. The Register shows that John Smith of Evesham was buried March 25. 1836 in his 92nd year. J.D.]

----------------
----------------------
who dep[arted this life
the 19th day of March ----
in the 92nd

Come gentle stranger
Leave where thou art
me this favour pray
and read
born in sir estranged
must on earth your sins
expect to enter

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0124:           Sandstone headstone with flowery inset. Facing west, not possible to tell where burial is but probably set behind. Mason: GARDINER, EVESHAM.
In Loving Memory of
EDWARD FENNELL,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 19TH 1899, AGED 28 YEARS.
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE MATILDA
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 24TH 1899, AGED 28 YEARS.
“PEACE, PERFECT PEACE, WITH LOVED ONES
FAR AWAY.”
IN JESUS ABIDING WE ARE SAFE AND THEY.”

Background information.
Edward Fennell was born Manchester 1873. Charlotte Matilda Fennel was born Daventry 1873.
Memorial 0125:           Sandstone ledger, now adjacent to the choir vestry against its south wall. The grave would have been brick-lined with a brick, chest tomb above. It was originally situated nearer to the church and just to the east of the old south door but was moved prior to the building of the vestry in 1961. It maybe just possible to see it in the photograph taken in 1961, at the beginning of this page. There is a wall memorial to Sarah Steward inside the church on the south wall.

Underneath
Are deposited the mortal
remains of
SARAH STEWARD
Who died the 24th of Dec 1821
Aged 76.

Background information.
Memorial 0126:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In Memory of
[Cap]tain Thomas Blomer
who departed this Life the
28th Day of September 1798
Aged 58 Years.

Background information.
Rev. Davenport wrote: "Described in Register as late Lieut in 102nd Regt J.D."
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0127:           Presumed headstone, recorded in full by Rev. Davenport. He also states: (This stone dug up 1912. J.D.)

Anne Clark
deceased Aprill ynd 9th
1667 Aged 55

Background information.
It is believed that Ann Clark lived at Crooked Walls.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0127a:           Ledger, recorded by Rev. Davenport. He also states: A broken flat stone inscribed.

MARY RAME-
1786

Background information.
Rev. Davenport wrote: "Wall tablet in S.W. wall". The memorial to Mary Ramell.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0128:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Here lieth the Body
of Mary the wife of
George Biddle
who departed this Life
Decr the 28th
1741
Aged 67 Years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0129:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Here lieth the Body
of George Biddle
who departed this Life
Jan the 3d
1746
Aged 60 years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0130:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

In Memory of
George, son of George and
Mary Biddle. He departed
this life Novr the 18th 1740
Aged 24 Years.
And Mary, daughter
of George and Mary Biddle
She departed this Life Feby
the 12th 1773 Aged 64 Years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0131:           Presumed headstone Rev. Davenport wrote: "see page 38: 131 is broken off and chipped - Nothing is left". On page 38 he attempts to find to which family the memorial belonged.

Note re 131: This stone broken off is next to George & Mary Canning who were married in 1708, her maiden name Pilkington.

At the foot of the grave are two stones.
T. P. 1708/9
MY PN

Mr Pilkington was buried 25 Feb. 1708/9 and Mary Pilkington in 1741.
It thus seems clear that 131 is a Pilkington stone.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0132:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Here Lyeth the Body
of Hannah the wife of
William Abell who departed
this life December the 5
1738 Aged 60 years
Fairwell vain World -------
------------ etc.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0133:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport.

Here lieth the Body of
Robert Abell who de
arted this life the 5th
of June A.D. 1662
Aged 62

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0134:           Presumed headstone recorded in full by Rev. Davenport. He also wrote: A small stone dug up in 1912 with inscription not very clear. It seems to be:-

Here lieth ye Body of
Richd Holmes who
departed this life ye
31` day of May Ann
Dom. 1653 Being 50
years of Agge

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0135:           Presumed illegible headstone. Rev. Davenport records the existance of the stone. When the trench was cut for the sewage outlet for the newly built toilet, the base of a memorial was exposed in the section. It is adjacent to the memorial to Catherine Sarah Bourton. The photograph was taken on 1st September 2014. The exposed base is thought to be that of this memorial.

135 broken. This is John Quiney stone. He was buried 8 May 1816 aged 72 (see register) bap. 1745 as son of William & Mary.

Background information.
Upper part removed and lost post 1920.

Memorial 0135a:           White marble headstone. Lead lettering. Facing west.
Ihs
In Loving Memory
of
CATHERING SARAH BOURTON,
WHO APRIL 25TH 1922,
AGED 78 YEARS.
THY WILL BE DONE.

Background information.
The daughter of John and Elizabeth Bourton, see memorial 19.
Memorial 0136:           Presumed headstone. Rev. Davenport recorded the stone in full.

In Memory of
Mary, wife of
William Quiney
She died 13th Decr 1782.
Aged 63 Years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0137:           Gothic sandstone headstone with footstone, mostly eroded. The stone faces west with the burial set behind the stone and the footstone at the foot. The & June 3rd 180? has been added from BMSGH. Rev. Davenport recorded the memorial in full.
[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
[THOMAS MORRIS]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[AUGUST 17TH 1762]
[AGED 39 YEARS]
[ALSO OF]
[ANN MORRIS]
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED] JU[NE] 3RD 1806]
[AGED 80 YEARS.]
ALSO OF FOUR OF THEIR
CHILDREN.

Footstone: T : M / A : M

Background information.
Memorial 0138:           Sandstone headstone. Faces west with burial behind.
IN REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN BOURTON,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 18TH 1871.
IN THE 61ST YEAR OF HIS AGE.
THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HATH
TAKEN AWAY. BLESSED BE THE NAME
OF THE LORD.
ALSO OF
CHARLES ROBERT, HIS SON
DIED JANY 25TH 1892,
AGED 41 YEARS.
AT REST.

Background information.
[Details from Ancestry.com] John Bourton was baptised in Harvington 14th July 1810, the son of William & Ann. He was a farm worker. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert & Anne Allchurch and had the following issue: Susanna, 1835-1908, married St Martin's, Worcester David Freeman 1832-1916 and had 7 children; Ann, born 1837; Mary, born 1837; Ellen, 1840-1925, married Harvington 30th April 1863 to Joseph Sparrow and had 7 children; Catherine Sarah, 1843-1922 (see memorial 22); William, born 1847; Charles Robert, 1851-1892.
Memorial 0139:           Double grave. Sandstone headstone decorated with flowery inset motif, with kerbs. Now in parts very difficult to read therefore the text has been supplimented by Rev. Davenport.
In Memory of
THOMAS MANSELL,
who died [Nov 6th] 1898,
Aged [75] Years
Also of
[ANN his wife]
Who died May [8th] 190[4],
Aged [78] Years.
Also
WILLIAM ALBERT
[Son of the above]
Who died [March 14th] 1903,
Aged [48] Years
[At rest.]

[Sc] Gardiner [-- ---]

Background information.

For more information on the Mansell Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0140:           Stone recorded by Rev. Davenport as under the Arbor Vitae. He describes it as a wide stone broken off, the last lines seem to be:-

Death hath not hurt me by this
God grant that we may meet again
Thisa world is nothing heavens all
In bliss for ever to remain.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0140a:           Kerbs
West: In loving memory of
South: Thomas Brewer, WHO DIED AUG. 23RD 1905, AGED 62
North: Also of Jane, HIS WIFE WHO DIED JULY 29TH 1928, AGED 86.
East: SLEEPING PEACEFULLY FREE FROM PAIN / IN GOD’S OWN TIME WE SHALL MEET AGAIN.

Background information.

See the page on Families for further details on the Brewer family

Memorial 0141:           Presumed headstone.

In memory of
Mrs Sarah Davis
(late of London)
who died February 25
1839
Aged 62 Years

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0142:           Sandstone cross and three plinths with kerbs. Lead lettering
[East side:]
In
Loving Memory
of
LOUIE, BELOVED WIFE OF
W. H. STRATTON,
WHO ENTERED INTO LIFE
[BLANK] MARCH 1903,
JESUS LIVES BY THIS WE KNOW
THOU, O CRAVE, CANST NOT ENTHRAL US.

[South side:]

ALSO OF
WILLIAM HENRY
STRATTON,
WHO DIED DECR 23RD 1930,
IN HIS 85TH YEAR.

For more information on the Stratton Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0142a:           Wooden Memorial on wall. The memorial, raised flower bed and seat were placed here at the same time
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
W. STUART MCCLARE
BORN 11TH OCTOBER 1903
DIED 11TH JUNE 1971
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
I SHALL NOT WANT

Background information.

For more information on the McClare Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0143:           Sandstone headstone with eroded surface. Facing east with burial in front and judging by an old photograph, there was a footstone. Material suppliment from Rev. Davenport.
IN
Memory of
THOMAS GOULD
MA[RSHALL]
Who departed this life
[the 15th day of June] 1856
Aged [66] Y[ears]

Background information.

For more information on the Marshall Family see the page on Families.

See The Bomford of Worcestershire

Memorial 0144:           Blue Lias headstone with eroded surface. Facing east with burial in front and judging by an old photograph, there was a footstone. Now totally illegible but Rev. Davenport recorded the inscription in full.

Sacred
to the Memory of
Harriet, wife of Thos Gould
Marshall of Harvington Lodge
and third daughter of Edward
and Mackarina Tuckett
(late of Birmingham)
who departed this life
Sepr 10th 1844
Aged 56 Years.

Background information.

For more information on the Marshall Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0145:           Presumed eadstone. Facing east with burial in front and judging by an old photograph, there was a footstone. Rev. Davenport recorded this stone in full.

Sacred
to the Memory of
PHILLIPA MACKARINA,
eldest daughter of Edward
& Mackarina Pricket
(late of Birmingham)
who departed this life
June 22nd 1844,
Aged 60 Years.

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0146:           Sandstone headstone.Facing east with burial in front and judging by an old photograph, there was a footstone. Recording supplimented by Rev. Davenport.
In memory of
ANNE MA[RIA] P[RICKE]TT
WHO DEP[ARTED THIS LIF]E
NOV[EMBER] 1[7TH] [1859]
[AGED 73] YEARS.

Background information.
This person has not been traced.
Memorial 0147:           Sandstone headstone.Facing east with burial in front and judging by an old photograph, there was a footstone.
In
Memory of



MARY Wife of
JOSEPH CALE WILLIAMS
who died Feby 23rd 1856 Aged 49.
Also
THOMAS TRENFIELD WILLIAMS
Son of
JOSEPH CALE AND MARY
WILLIAMS,
who died May 13th 1854:
Aged 16 Years.

Background information.

For more information on the Williams Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0148:           White marble headstone with lead lettering. Facing east with burial in front.
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWIN JONES
WHO DIED DEC. 24 1903,
AGED 72. ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 20. 1915,
AGED 85
ALSO NELLIE THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED NOV. 21. 1878
AGED 13
ALSO HERBERT THEIR SON
DIED JAN. 1. 1900,
AGED 40.
“FOR EVER WITH THE LORD.”


[Sc:] COX                                                                 ASTWOOD BANK

Background information.

Census 1891: The Jones family were living at the Old Brickyard, Harvington. Edwin Jones, a Blacksmith, was born in Elmley Lovet in 1834. His wife Elizabeth, was born Bewdley, Worcestershire 1829. They had a boarder William Jones, born Crewe, Cheshire 1887.

Edwin Jones, died 24th Dec. 1903 aged 72. Elizabeth, died 20th Mar. 1915 aged 85.

The memorial mentions a daughter Nellie who died 21st Nov. 1878 aged 13 and a son Herbert who died 1st Jan. 1900 aged 40.

Memorial 0149:           Double grave, white marble headstone with surrounding kerbs & paving. Inset of ihs. Lead lettering. Identical to next.
In Loving Memory
of
LUCY PUGH,
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
27TH SEPTEMBER 1913,
IN HER 69TH YEAR.
“I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH.”
Also of
JOHN JAMES PUGH,
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE;
WHO DIED 1ST SEPTR 1916,
AGED 69 YEARS.
“MY FLESH ALSO SHALL REST IN HOPE.”
ALSO OF THEIR SON,
JOHN JAMES PUGH,
WHO DIED 11 OCT. 1924, AGED 46.

Background information.

Census 1911: The Pugh family were living at Avon View, Harvington. John James Pugh, of Private means was born Evesham, 1848. His wife Lucy (Livey), was born Evesham 1845. They were married 34 years.

Memorial 0149a:           Double grave, headstone with surrounding kerbs & paving. Inset of 'ihs'. Lead lettering. Identical to previous.
In Loving Memory of
ANNIE COOK,
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPTR 23RD 1927, AGED 72.
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND JOHN COOK,
PASSED AWAY AUGST 26TH 1929, AGED 74.
“THY WILL BE DONE.”
AND OF THEIR TWO SONS / FRANK FELIX COOK,
KILLED IN ACTION AT GALLIPOLI
AUGST 1915, AGED 23,
JOHN STEPHENS COOK,
PASSED AWAY MAY 8TH 1882, AGED 4 YEARS
“TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE.”
“IS NOT TO DIE.”
R.I.P.

Background information.

For more information on the Cook Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0149b:           Small metal plate on spike in ground in front of bush.
In Memory of
HARRY and MARY METCLAFE
Remembered with love

Background information.
Memorial 0149c:           Small metal plate on spike in ground in front of young tree.
In loving memory of
Tom and Sally Bacon

Background information.
Memorial 0150:           Large Gothic headstone with inset panel of white marble carrying the inscription. The memorial has a footstone and plain hipped body ledger. BMSGH records C. K. / S. K. on the footstone but no sign now.
IN
Affectionate
Remembrance
of
Catherine
wife of Samuel Keyte of Birmingham
who departed this life February 21 1862
Aged 65 Years.
Also the above
Samuel Keyte
who departed this life February 23rd 1868
Aged 67 Years.

Background information.

For more information on the Keyte Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0150a:           White marble cross on three plinths with kerbs.
In Loving Memory
OF
HERBERT MALIN,
WHO DIED JULY 8TH 1920,
Aged 60 Years.
After much suffering patiently born.
ALSO BEATRICE LOUISE,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT 25TH 1942
AGED 75 YEARS.

Background information.
Memorials 150,150a,151,152,153,154 make up a family plot.

For more information on the Malin Family see the page on Families.

There is an excellent family pedigree of the Malins' and the Keytes' on Ancestry.com. The following, including the above portrait, was gleamed from the site:-
George Malin, born 1805, married Jane Hawkes, born 1807 and had issue:-

  1. Sidney, 1825-1889
  2. Amelia, 1834-1902
    1. Emma, born 1836
    2. Lucy, born 1839
    3. Angelina, born 1842
    4. Christopher, born 1834
    5. George, 1826-1879. He married in Edgbaston 23rd May 1847 Catherine Marshall Keyte, born 1823, died 14 Nov 1893, the daughter of Samuel Keyte, 1795-1863 by Catherine Hawkes Marshall, 1796-1861 and had issue:-
      1. Catherine Marshall, born 1847
      2. Mary Keyte, born 1849
      3. George, 1851-2
      4. Jane, 1853-1925
      5. Maria, born 1854, married John Bullock of Harvington Manor Farm, see elsewhere.
      6. Rosa, born 1857
      7. William M, born 1856
      8. Herbert, born Harvington 6 Mar 1860. He married 1869 Beatrice Louisa Potter, born 1863. He died 8 Jul 1920. They had issue:-
        1. Dorothy Jefferies, born 1890
        2. Herbert Lloyd, born 1891 and died Western Australia 24 Dec 1976
        3. Daisy Annie, born 1893
        4. George, born 1896
      9. Amelia Maud, 1863-1940
      10. Walter, born 1865
Memorial 0151:           Ornate headstone on plinth with white marble side columns and oval floral inset and decorated ridged & hipped ledger
In Affectionate Remembrance of
GEORGE MALIN,
WHO DIED NOVR 6TH 1879,
AGED 53 YEARS.
“ COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT LABOUR, AND
ARE HEAVY LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.”
ALSO OF
CATHERINE MARSHALL MALIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVR 14TH 189[3]
AGED 72 YEARS.
“CASTING ALL YOUR CARE UPON HE CARETH FOR YOU.“

W. COX                              ASTWOOD BANK

Background information.

For more information on the Malin Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0152:           White marble headstone decorated with embossed ivy & cross
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY KEYTE CHATTAWAY,
BELOVED WIFE OF
A.E.F. CHATTERWAY,
WHO DIED MARCH 28TH 1884,
AGED 34 YEARS.
ALSO OF
ALBERT JOSEPH,
THEIR INFANT SON
WHO DIED MARCH 31ST 1884,
AGED 8 DAYS.

Background information.

For more information on the Chattaway Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0153:           Family plot surrounded by kerbs
a:   Marble Celtic headcross with angle attached, on three plinths. Lead lettering.

In Affectionate remembrance of
HARVEY HUNT
OF HARVINGTON;
WHO DIED MARCH 2ND 1901,
AGED 55 YEARS.
ALSO OF CATHERINE MARY,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11TH 1899, AGED 51 YEARS.
“CAST THY BURDEN UPON THE LORD, AND HE SHALL
SUSTAIN THEE.” PSALM L V. 22.

b:   Granite Celtic headcross on three plinths. A M = Amelia Maud Malin.

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROSA MALIN
WHO PASSED AWAY
JUNE 21ST 1925.
ALSO OF A. M. MALIN SISTER
WHO DIED JULY 8TH 1940,
AGED 76.

Background information.

For more information on the Hunt Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0154:           White marble headstone with kerbs. Lead lettering
In Loving Memory
of
MARIE,
DAUGHTER OF
JAMES & CATHERINE LILLEY,
OF MOSELEY,
BORN NOV. 30 - 1868,
DIED JULY 9 - 1895.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD.
MATT.V.8.

Background information.

For more information on the Lilley Family see the page on Families.

Memorial 0155:           Sandstone headstone. Facing east with burial in front. Material in square brackets has been added from BMSGH.
IN
MEMORY OF
ANN MARIA BROOKES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 12TH 1898
AGED 78 YEARS
["Her end was peace"] Peace
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH,
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF JOHN [BO]URTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUG 14 1900 AGED [87] YEARS
“Peace Perfect Peace.“

[Sc:] [DAVIS, Bidford]

Background information.
Census 1871: There was a Brooks family living in Harvington.

Elizabeth, was the wife of John Bourton, see memorial 19. She was baptised South Littleton 15th April 1813, the daughter of Robert and Anne Allchurch. Robert and his wife Mary had 7 children.

Memorial 0156:           Large sandstone ledger on slabs once supporting railings. Beneath will be a brick-lined vault
IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN LEWIS ANDRÊ
ESQR
(LATE OF LONDON)
WHO DIED
17TH DECEMBER
1848
AGED 77 YEARS.

C. DAVIS SC. BIDFORD

Background information.
John Lewis André was baptised St Peter le Poer, London 01 Jan 1772. John Lewis André Esq., Married at Trinity, Marylebone, London 30 Dec 1835 to Charlotte Godwin. Of their children: Anne Margaret, baptised St. Andrew, Enfield 21 Mar. 1838; Alexandrina Amelia, was baptised St. Hammersmith 20 Jan 1841. Clara Matilda, was baptised Walthamstow 1842.

John Lewis André is believed to have lived at the Old Shakespeare pub before it became a pub. The pub came with the railway and lasted until the railway closed in the 1960's. He was related to Benidict Arnold who was hung for being a spy during the American War of Independance. Information from Steve Cook.

Memorial 0157:           An old tall headstone depicted in the foreground on an old photograph of the churchyard. This stone is long removed & lost and has been identified with that of Rev. Davenport's inscription 157. At the top of his page Rev. Davenport wrote: 'F. triangular part between path from gate to the church and path through churchyard'.

To the memory of William,
son of William and Sarah Caudle
who died the 22nd of July 1831
Aged 35 Years.
For 19 years the faithful servant of one Master.

Background information.
Memorial 0158:           An old small headstone depicted faintly beyond that of number 157 on an old photograph of the churchyard. This stone is long removed & lost and has been identified with that of Rev. Davenport's number 158. He records this stone as having no inscription.

No inscription

Background information.
Memorial 0159:           A headstone depicted very faintly in the background behind the tree on an old photograph of the churchyard. This stone is long removed & lost and has been identified with that of Rev. Davenport's number 159.

Sacred
to the Memory of
Elizabeth Stanton
who died Jany 21st 1835
Aged 63 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 Chap 11th Ver 25th

Background information.
Memorial 0158a:           Two Blue Lias headstones reused as kerbs set behind fir tree.
No inscripion

Background information.
Memorial 0159a:           Small metal plate attached to wooden plaque on spike in front of silver birch.
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN ROBERT
MAYBURY
1922 - 1990

Background information.
John Robert Maybury was born 8th May 1922. John's wife is called Edith and lived in Orchard Place. They had two sons.
Memorial 0160:           Decorated Blue Lias headstone. Facing west, burial probably on east side.

SACRED
To the Memory of
MARY, WIFE OF THE LATE JOHN COLE,
WHO DIED MARCH 15TH 1865.
AGED 79 YEARS.
Blessed [are] those that mourn
for the[y shall be comforted]
S.Matt V. ch.

Background information.
1851 Census has: John Cole living at 'Harvington Field', Farmer employing 6 labourers. He was born Southam, Glos and had a wife Mary, born Brightside, Yorkshire aged 65. children mentioned were Amelia, born Winchcombe aged 34 and John Tiff, born Harvington aged 24.

John Tiff Cole was bap. Harvington 30th Dec 1825. John Cole senior died 1864 aged 89.

Memorial 0161:           Decorated Blue Lias headstone. Facing west, burial probably on east side.

Here lieth the Body of
Elizabeth the Wife of
Richard Smith who died
November the 20 1733
Aged 36 Years
Go home my frendes and Ceſe from tears
I muſt lye here till Chriſt appears

Background information.
Memorial 0162:           Memorial recorded by Rev. Davenport as: 'Now resting against north porch in pieces. He records what he can.

To the Memory of
Lucy daughter of
John & Mary Cole.

8 lines of verse follow - all gone on the right side.

Also of Mary A--
------ John & Mary -----
who died ------

Background information.
Removed and lost post 1920.
Memorial 0163:           Decorated Blue Lias headstone. Facing west, burial probably on east side.

SACRED
To the Memory of
JOHN COLE
WHO DIED JUNE 6TH 1864.
AGED 89 YEARS.
"The just perisheth and no man
[layeth it to heart."]

Background information.
Memorial 0164:           Wooden seat nearby north porch.
DONATED BY THE HARVINGTON GARDEN CLUB
TO CELEBRATE THE MILLENIUM

Background information.
Displaced memorials dotted around the churchyard and elsewhere.

Displaced 01:           Tiny piece of an edge of a headstone displaying a capital 'M' found near the northern boundary wall.
[------- ------M]

Background information.
The 'M' possibly indicates the second personal name of WILLIAM.
Displaced 02:           Sandstone foot or marker stone in path at Crooked Walls.
M C

Background information.
Displaced 03:           Old headstone.
No inscription

Background information.
Displaced 04:           Large Sandstone slab, possibly once part of chest tomb.
No inscription

Background information.
Displaced 05:           Blue Lias headstone lying near northern boundary wall.
Totally illegible

Background information.
Displaced 06:           Blue Lias headstone lying in the garden path at Ivy Dene in Station Bank. The memorial is beautifully carved but appears to have no connection with Harvington. The Registers do not record James Trevela nor does Rev. Davenport record this perfectly legible stone. It is assumed that previous owners of Ivy Dene brought it with them, possibly from Cornwall where the name originates.
Be faithful unto Death and I will give thee a Crown of Life.

In Memory of James the son
of Peter and Mary Trevela of
Agnes who Departed this Life
the 9th day of March 1784
Aged 24.

Death soon nipped me off this Mortal Stage
How weak is youth and how much weaker Age
Grieve not dear friends whome I have left behind
In virtuous Paths I took my way a Saviour dear to find
Now in the silent Grave I must remain
Hoping the judgement of the just to gain
Then at the trumpets Sound a Rise and Sing
the Praiſes of my Saviour God and King.

Background information.
For 'Agnes' read St Agnes in north Cornwall and Trevela is a Cornish name. James does not appear in the Harvington Registers under 1784.

Displaced 07:           Small piece of finally carved Blue Lias stone. The stone is unusually thick and there is only a small amount of inscription. The inscription does not appear to have been recorded by Rev Davenport so the assumption is that the memorial as a whole was lost before 1920.

8j years.

--------- me we're ſnatch'd aw[ay]
Du-- Da-

Background information.

Displaced 08:           A large Blue Lias irregular shaped slab about 3ft by 2ft. It is to be found (2015) lying face down just inside the new churchyard from the old churchyard by the low wall. There is no inscription but there is a small and most unusual carving roughly set into the surface. The carving is of the head and shoulder of a young gentleman turned to the left and in a classical style. Alongside and to the left is a flower, probably a rose with a stalk. Both the gentleman and the flower are beautifully carved and display no sign of wear. The edges of the carving however appear to be unfinished. Both the slab and carving is likely to be from the 18th century or earlier. The carving is not centred upon the stone which does raise a question. A possibility is that it came from a chest tomb but the lack of wear and orientation argues against this. Did it came from inside the church and was part of a wall memorial but what part is a mystery? The most likely explanation is that this is a monumental masons doodle of practise run, but this does not explain why the stone is lying discarded in Harvington new churchyard.

no inscription

Background information.