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Matlock & Matlock Bath's Memorial Inscriptions
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Inscriptions of just a few of the many headstones
Area letters are provided for ease of transcribing and cannot be found within the churchyard
Also see: St. Giles' Monumental Masons

Area F
F116
IN LOVING MEMORY | OF | HENRY CLAY | OF RIBER | WHO DIED 25TH JANUARY 1947 | AGED 79 YEARS | ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE | WHO DIED 25TH DECEMBER 1945 | AGED 79 YEARS
(Gritstone Headstone)
F126
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANN WHITTAKER | DIED 26TH FEBRUARY 1946 | THE BELOVED WIFE OF ARTHUR WHITTAKER | DIED 8TH MAY 1950 | AGED 73 YEARS
(Gritstone Headstone)
F127
In | loving memory of | WILLIAM CLAY | BORN DEC 17TH 1862 | DIED JAN 19TH 1946 | PEACE PERFECT PEACE
F251
In loving memory of JOHN HENRY GREGORY who died 17th May 1934 aged 75 years. At rest also ELIZABETH hIs wife who died 4th March 1943 aged 82 years
(Granite headstone and kerb)
F284
[3rd row up 7th from right.]
In Loving Memory of / MARY ANN / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / JOHN W. TOMLINSON / WHO FELL ASLEEP FEB 11TH 1931 / AGED 55 YEARS / HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY / "COME JOYS -- --- REST" / ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED / JOHN W. TOMLINSON / WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN 28TH 1954 / AGED 88 YEARS -----
[Kerb] ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF / LENA TOMLINSON / DIED DEC 12TH 1969 (Brian Tomlinson)
Area G
G194
In loving memory-William Pride who died October 17th 1921-"Sorrow vanquished. Labour ended. Jordan passed."
(Double plot with inscription around three sides)
Area H
H1 [no inscription as yet, but this is to be found on the top row, next to plot G and on the left if you have your back to the church].
H9
In memory of | SELINA MARIA STATHAM died May 14th 1916 aged 59 years | FRANCIS CLAY STATHAM | died November 6th 1918 aged 67 years.
(Marble Double Kerb)
H9
CLARA HANNAH STATHAM | died 8th February 1975 | aged 68 years | Sacristan at Matlock Parish Church | for 18 years | Requiescat in pace.
(Limestone Ledger)
H57
in Loving Memory of | ELIZABETH NUTTALL who died Oct 21st 1914 aged 60
(Double limestone kerb)
H140
In Loving Memory | OF | MARTHA ELLEN | The Beloved Wife of | LAWRENCE CLAY, | who died Oct. 5th 1905, | Aged 32 years. | Also of LYDIA, daughter of the Above | Who died Oct. 6th 1904, aged 3 years and 6 months. | Also of FRANK, son of the above | Who died Oct 17th 1904 | Aged 17 Days. | THY WILL BE DONE.
(Marble headstone with small carving)
H161
In Loving Memory / of / WILLIAM FOX / OF STARKHOLMES / WHO DIED JULY -- ---- / AGED 65 YEARS / AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE / WHO DIED MARCH 2ND 1903? / AGED 84 YEARS / AT REST
The following are known to have been commemorated in graves H162 - H168:
H162 SHAW Frances
H163 ?
H164 WILDGOOSE John (d1903), Rachel (d1909
H165 TAYLOR John, Timothy and William
H166 SLATER Grace
H167 HARRISON John (d1906) and Lydia (d1902)
H168
In / Loving Memory / of / EVALINE SELINA / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / JAMES SHAW, WHO DIED MAY 14 1903./ Aged 39 years. / "THY WILL BE DONE"
[this grave is the first in the 5th row up of section H on the map]
H169
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE of William TOMLINSON who died September 23 1902 aged 75.
Also Hannah his wife/daughter of John and Mary WILDGOOSE of Matlock who died 29th July 1907.
(Brian Tomlinson)
[Please note: the grave's head stone, which has been broken off its base at some stage, is now lying on top of the next grave - see below]
H169
In Loving Memory / of / GEORGE WILLIAM / SON OF / GEO. & H.H. STATHAM / OF MATLOCK BANK / DIED AUGUST 8TH 1904 / AGED 34 YEARS / ALSO OF HARRIETT HENRIETTA STATHAM / BELOVED WIFE OF / GEORGE STATHAM DIED OCTOBER 22ND 1905 / AGED 56 YEARS. / ALSO OF GEORGE STATHAM / WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1916 /AGED 75 YEARS.
[Please note: the Tomlinson headstone immediately above, which has the same reference as this and is now laid on top of the burial area, was originally on what looks like an empty plot - marked X]
The following are known to have been commemorated in graves H170 - H180:
H170 ALLSOP (spelling may differ) Thomas.
H171 BAGSHAW Elizabeth, Walter? and WALL George
H172 WALL Jane, John [broken stone?]
H173 TAYLOR Sarah, Sarah Ellen and William
H174 GOODLAD Fanny (Frances)
H175 WALL Anna Bella (d1902), Henry Garder
H176 ROWLAND Charles (d 1902) and Sarah (d1901)
H177 SMITH Joseph and Mary
H178 GREGORY Mary and William
H179 WARD Hannah
H180 EYRES Fanny (d 1901)
H181
In | Loving | Memory | of | SARAH ELIZABETH ELSE | daughter of GEORGE NUTTALL & FANNY ELSE | of Wellfield House, Matlock | who died September 6th 1901 | aged 11 years | Also of | Private GEORGE ELSE | 1st Sherwood Foresters | only son of the above named GEORGE NUTTALL ELSE | who was killed in action at Oppy, Aug 23, 1918 | aged 31 years | Also of | GEORGE NUTTALL | ELSE | who died Jan 10, 1931 | aged 72 years | also of SARAH his wife | who died Aug 6th 1945
(Limestone celtic cross)

*Matlock St Giles' MIs have been transcribed by the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group and I am extremely grateful to them for allowing me to use their indexes. The MIs on this page have been transcribed by Ann Andrews from photographs very kindly provided by Charles Beresford and Andy Andrews. Verses and other texts are not transcribed here