1 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, CHRISHALL CHURCHYARD MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED: MAY 2009 (For Locator Plan see link on Written Records page) NUMBER NAME ON MEMORIAL FULL INSCRIPTION 1 DRAGE, Thomas, Sarah Rosetta and Mary 2 SHILLITOE, Walter & Mary Elmira 3 WALLER, Nathan and Mary Ann 4 SOOLE, Nicholas W, Richard, Ann, Rebecca (?), Susan 5 ANDERSON, Jeremiah & Lydia 6 STARR, William & Maria, EMPSON, Charlotte 7 VOID NUMBER In loving memory of Thomas Drage died December in his 49 th year. Also of Sarah Rosetta daughter of the above who died Oct 15 th 1872 aged 5-(?) years Also of Mary Drage wife of the above who died Jan 22 nd 1909 aged 79 years In Sacred Memory of Walter Shillitoe who died Jan 22 nd 1886 aged 51 and Mary Elmira his wife who died on Easter Morn April 17 th 1881 aged 38. Till the Day Breaks and the Shadows Flee Away. In loving memory of Nathan Waller passed away Oct 29 th 1915 aged 75 Rest in peace. Mary Ann Waller passed away May 11 th 1926 aged 84. Until we meet again Sacred to the memory of Nicholas W. Soole who died May 6 th 1880 aged 72 Also of Richard Soole son of the above, who died April 5 th 1849 aged 9 months. Also Ann Soole, daughter of the above who died Sept 4 th 1855, aged 20 Also Rebecca (?) daughter of the above, died June 22 nd 1880 aged 39 Also Susan Soole, daughter of the above who died Dec 5 th 1897 aged 84(?) years In loving memory of Jeremiah Anderson, late of The Thrift Royston Heath who died May 16 th 1899 aged 65 In the midst of life we are in death Also of Lydia Anderson, wife of the above, who died April 16 th 1926 aged 89 years Her end was peace In loving memory of William Starr of Chrishall, who died Aug 1 st 1886 aged 62 In my father s house are many mansions. Also of Maria Starr, who died Feb. 2 nd 1913 aged 86 years and of Charlotte Empson, daughter of the above who died March 3 rd 1911, aged 54 Dear wife and children don t lament, for unto you I was but lent, my debt is paid, my grave you see, wait awhile & follow me
2 8 ROGERS, Samuel & Emily In loving memory of our dear father Samuel Rogers who died Oct 29 th 1920 aged 75 Also of our dear mother Emily Rogers who died July 3 rd 1903 aged 61 Light after darkness gain after loss, strength after weakness, crown after cross. Joy after sorrow, calm after blast, blest after weariness, rest at last. 9 McCRAE, John & Andrew In loving memory of John McCrae who died April 22 nd 1927 aged 59 Also of Andrew, son of the above who died Aug 23rd 1899 aged 4 years 10 MANNING, Maria & Edith In loving memory of MARIA, wife of THOMAS MANNING of Great Chishill, who died Jan in her 34 th year. Also EDITH, daughter of the above, who died Sept 9 th 1884 aged 17 Remember now thy --- in the -----ys, of thy youth days ---not, nor the when shall say then. 11 DOWNHAM, Jessie & Herbert In affectionate remembrance of Jessie Emily, wife of Herbert J Downham,was laid to rest Feb I heard the voice of Jesus come unto me and rest. ALSO of Herbert Joseph Downham who died Jan 15 th 1946 aged 84 11a Unreadable Aged LIVING John Sacred to the memory of John Living, son of Robert and Hannah Living, who died September aged LIVING, Hannah Sacred to the memory of Hannah Living who died April aged LIVING, Robert Sacred to the memory of Robert Living who died February 10 th 1851 aged DOWNHAM P In Memory P----- Downham Aged 19 Years 16 Unreadable be ye not Slothfull (?) of them who (Footstone initials G (?) C) 17 CHAMBERS, Robert and Elisabeth Ann 18 CHAMBERS, Priscilla Hayden & Herbert Oswald In loving memory of Robert Chambers, who died January 18 th 1940 aged 87 Grant him eternal rest, O Lord. Also his wife Elisabeth Ann, who died October 12 th 1946, aged 71 In the daybreak and the shadows. In affectionate remembrance of Priscilla Hayden, wife of Robert Chambers, who passed away July 1893 aged 44 Also Herbert Oswald Chambers, youngest son of the above, passed peacefully away June 23 rd, 1947 aged 66 Lead kindly light. (Footstone says R.H.C H.O.C. 1947
3 19 BARRETT (?), Frederick Frederick, son of William &?Ann?Barrett Footstone reads FB POTTRELL, Thomas & Ann (plaque on church wall) Thomas Pottrell who died 1761 aged 80. Also Ann his wife who died 14 th Dec 1762 aged GUIVER, Florence Amelia In loving memory of a dear sister Florence Amelia Guiver called suddenly to rest October 11 th 1944 Aged 61 Rest in the Lord. 22 GUIVER, Walter Francis In loving memory of a dear son and beloved brother, Walter Francis Guiver who fell asleep June 14 th 1937 aged 49 In God s Keeping. 23 GUIVER, Walter John & Clare Ellen Walter John Guiver who fell asleep March 28 th Also of Clara Ellen wife of the above. Died June 23 rd 1943 aged WALLMAN, Susannah In loving memory of Susannah Wallman died May 4 th 1925 aged NASH, Ann In memory of Ann Nash, who died July 18 th 1812, aged MARTYN, Ann Ann, widow of the late Edward Martyn of - ---Devon. Born Jan Died Feb WAY, William The Rev William Way, Vicar of Chrishall, Born 1 st Oct 1820, Died 20 th April WAY, William (inscription on church wall) Near this spot is buried The Revd William Way, Vicar of Chrishall from Michaelmas `1864 to April 20 th Through his exertions, aided by parishioners and friends, this church was thoroughly restored, the nave and aisles in 1869, the chancel in He being dead, yet speaketh. Heb. VI.4. Also resting in the same grave his wife Harriet Sophia Way who died April 18 th 1918, aged BEWS (?), Thomas In memory of Thomas Bews. Died on ABRAHAM, Thomas In memory Tho. Abraham who died Nov 1790 Aged 61 (?) Footstone reads TA MELVILLE, Thomas In memory of Tho. Melville, vicar of this parish, who died Nov (?) Horatio a KING, Elizabeth (?) Who departed this life (broken memorial) 33 BRANCH, William, Hubert In memory of William Hubert Branch, vicar of this parish Born 9 th August 1915 died 18 th December HILLS, Thomas In memory of Thomas Hills - departed this life - May 15 th 1812 aged SMITH, Jane & BULL, John Robert Jane Smith July & John Robert Bull who departed this life
4 36 HILL, Ann In memory of Ann, wife of Thomas Hill, who died 7 th March 1806, BURR, James James, son of Thomas and Frances Burr, who died March HURRILL, Rebecca In loving memory of Rebecca, the wife of Allen Hurrill who died (Footstone reads 1797 ) 39 Unreadable Footstone reads Unreadable Footstone reads POMFREE (?) Thomas In memory of Thomas Pomfree (?) who died 10 July 1790 (?) 42 RUSH, Oliver In memory of Oliver Rush who died Jan aged 68 years (?) 43 RUSH, Anne Anne, dear wife of Oliver Rush RUSH, Thomas In memory of Thomas, son of Oliver and Ann Rush who died Nov 16 (?) 1742 aged 4 (?) (Footstone reads TR 1742) 44X Robert In the year of our Lord (Cross by vestry door under window) 45 Unreadable (gravestone resting on church wall) 46 Mostly unreadable Best (?) (gravestone resting on church wall) 47A DRAGE, Florence Mason & Henry Thomas In Loving Memory of Florence Mason Drage beloved wife of Henry Thomas Drage who died 21 st March 1934 aged 69 Also of Henry Thomas Drage died 26 th October 1950 aged 81 47B DRAGE, Jessie Louise & Arthur Leslie In Loving Memory of Jessie Louise Drage, beloved wife of Leslie Drage, who died Oct 24 th 1962 aged 69 Also Arthur Leslie Drage who died Feb 13 th 1967 aged PITCHESS, Emily & Edward Remembrance of Emily Pitchess who died Feb 9 th 1932 aged 82 Also Edward Pitchess who died Dec 9 th 1942 aged 67 48A CANE, James & Ada Maria In Loving Memory of James Cane died July 24 th 1934 aged 73 Also of his wife Ada Maria died June 1 st 1951 aged 83 There Remaineth Therefore a Rest to the People of God. 49 WALLMAN, Cyril H In loving memory of our dear boy, Cyril H Wallman, who passed peacefully away January 20 th 1932 aged 24 At Rest 50 BAKER, William & Ann In loving memory of WILLIAM BAKER, died March 4 th 1913 aged 71. Also of Ann, wife of the above, died March 20 th 1923 aged 80. At Rest 50A REEVES, Queenie May In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, Queenie May Reeves, died 9 th
5 Dec Aged HILE, Daniel John & Rosalie Mary Blyth Daniel John Hile died December 31 st 1936 aged 84 Rest in Peace. And his elder daughter Rosalie Mary Blyth Hile died August 11 th 1970 aged 91 51A CRANWELL, William & Clara In loving memory of William Cranwell and his wife Clara Cranwell. 52 WHITMORE, Phillis Matilda In Loving Memory of Phillis Matilda Whitmore Rest in peace. 53 McCRAE, Andrew & Agnes In loving memory of Andrew McCrae, died Nov 22 nd Also of Agnes McCrae, mother of the above who died July 26 th 1942 aged TINWORTH, Edward & Sarah Edward Tinworth died August 1923 aged 93. Sarah Tinworth died December 1913 aged 81. In memory of our dear father and mother. 55 WILKERSON, Joseph & Susan In loving memory of a dear husband and father, JOSEPH WILKERSON. Died Aug 18 th 1904 aged 89 And also a dear mother, SUSAN WILKERSON, died May 13 th 1948 aged LEACHMAN, Hilda In loving Memory of Hilda Leachman, dearly loved daughter of the late Edmund and Georgiana Leachman, born May 11 th 1876, passed away Sept 17 th So He giveth His beloved sleep 57 LEACHMAN, Edmund In loving memory of Edmund Leachman, vicar of Chrishall. Born Nov 20 th Died May 11 th Until the day break and the shadows flee away 58 LEACHMAN, Georgiana & MEERES, Lydia Heathfield 59 BROOKS, Ellen, Luke, their children & Emily In loving memory of Georgiana Leachman who passed within the veil on Palm Sunday March 24 th 1907 aged 68 For as in Adam all die: even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 COR XV 20. Also Lydia Heathfield Meeres her dearly loved sister who passed to her rest Oct 26 th 1932 in her 90 th year. Their works do follow them. Rev XIV 13. In loving memory of Ellen Brooks, died Oct 17 th 1891 aged 41 Also Emily Brooks, died July 19 th 1920 and Luke Brooks, died Oct 31 st 1921 aged 74 Also the beloved children of Luke and Ellen Brooks, William, Edward and Jessie. Rest In Peace 60 BROOKS, Mark In memory of Mark Brooks who died after a few days illness January aged 29 Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (+additional illegible inscription)
6 61 DOWNHAM, Annie Kate & Philip 62 WALL, Francis, Jane, John & Doris Ethel In Loving Memory of Annie Kate Downham died January aged 78. Also of Philip Downham died September aged 50. Thy Will be Done In Loving Memory of Francis Wall (of New Farm Chrishall) who died July 31 st 1934 aged 84 Also of Jane his wife, who died May 25 th 1952 aged 95 R.I.P. John Wall died Oct aged 76 also his wife Doris Ethel Wall died Jan aged 85. R.I.P. 63 SLATER, William & Sarah In loving memory of WILLIAM SLATER, who died August 17 th 1909 aged 75 Gone from us but not forgotten. Also of SARAH NAARAH, wife of the above, died June 22 nd 1925 aged 91 At Rest 64 BUTTON, Elizabeth Ann & Timothy 65 DELLAR, Charles & Sarah Ann 66 WALLMAN, Frank & Rosanna In affectionate remembrance of a dear mother, Elizabeth Ann Button. Also Timothy Button, died 25 March 1932 aged 75 Not Parted in Death In Loving Memory of Charles Dellar (late of Melbourn) who died April 29 th 1891 aged 50 Thy Will be Done. Also of Sarah Ann wife of the above who died Jan 20 th 1904 aged 64 He Giveth His Beloved Sleep In loving memory of Frank Wallman who died April 29 th 1930 aged 63. Reunited. Also of Rosanna Wallman his wife who died Oct aged GOODE, Susan & Walter In loving memory of SUSAN GOODE died April 30 th 1929 aged 66. Also of WALTER GOODE died November 30 th 1929 aged 70. At Rest 68 FLACK, Hubert & Ann Elisabeth In loving memory of Hubert Flack interred into rest Sept 27 th 1928 aged 67 Also Ann Elizabeth Flack died Jan 22 nd 1940 aged 70 68A LUCAS, Hubert In loving memory of Hubert Lucas aged 6 69 HOWARD, Mary In loving memory of our dear mother, Mary Howard, born Jan 18 th 1829, passed to rest June 20 th BRAND, William Walter & Dorothy 71 BRAND, William Robert & Beatrice Ann In loving memory of William Walter Brand, died 8 July 1984 aged 84. Also of Dorothy Brand, died 1 January 1991 aged 83. In loving memory of William Robert Brand, died 19 May 1934 aged 58. Also Beatrice Ann Brand died 5 Nov 1948 aged 88.
7 72 BRAND, Julia Martha In loving memory of Julia Martha, daughter of Samuel and Mary Julia Brand who died January 8 th 1902 aged BRAND, Mary Julia In loving memory of Mary Julia Brand who died Sept 16 th 1919 aged BRAND, Samuel In loving memory of Samuel Brand who died August aged GREEN, Naomi & Ernest In loving memory of Naomi Green died August 20 th 1929 aged 83 Also of Ernest Green died May 27 th 1929 aged WHITMORE, John & Eliza In loving memory of John Whitmore, died Dec aged 70. Eliza Whitmore wife of the above died Feb aged 80. All is Well 77 CRANWELL, Ernest Ralph Ernest Ralph Cranwell, died May 25 th CRANWELL, Jessie & Claude. Also PETERS, Minnie In loving memory of Minnie Peters. And daughter Jessie Cranwell died 25 th Oct 1980 aged 82 years, and her husband Claude Cranwell died 17 th Aug 1988 aged PITCHES, Amos In memory of Amos Pitches, died April 24 th 1924 aged PITCHES, Lewis In memory of Lewis Pitches, died 11 th hour, 11 th month 1944, aged PITCHES, Charles & George In memory of Charles Pitches died June 6 th 1969 aged 81. Also George Pitches M.M died January aged BAKER, John & Phyllis In loving memory of our dear father John Baker, died 1_ May 1945 aged 77 Also our dear mother Phyllis Baker died Sept 1906 (?) aged 69 At Rest
8 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, CHRISHALL INSIDE CHURCH - MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED: MAY 2009 A B C (BRASS TABLET) D E F This window was given in memory of William Robert Brand died 14 th May 1934 and Beatrice Ann his wife died 9 th November Also of William Walter Brand died 18 th July 1984 and Dorothy Irene his wife died 1 st January 1991 Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Godfrey Everth, M.A., who departed this life 2 nd June 1858 aged 68 His immortal remains are interred in the family burial place, Wigan Cemetery, Lancashire. For 16 years he was Vicar of Carristown in the County of Dublin Ireland, and for 18 years Vicar of this parish, Chrishall, Essex. This tablet is erected by his affectionate wife Maria Everth. In loving memory of the Reverend Albert Anthony Bagley M.A. 21 st March nd September Vicar of this parish Buried at Wrabness Churchyard. This tablet is placed her by his parishioners and friends. GANE, James. Baronetto et Anna uxori. Filius parentibus / poluit MDCCXXXIX In memory of Capt. C H H Beley of the 25th regiment of Punjhub Infantry. Companion of the Distinguished Service Order killed in action at Kotkoi on the North Western frontier of India, Oct 4 th 1888 aged 33. This reredos is erected by officers of his regiment and other friends. Elizabeth BANKE memorial Photographs of the above inscriptions to follow. Recorded and compiled by Helen Melville-Smith & Richard Keeling, Carol & Dave Wootton and Neil Marshall 2009