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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 I
I51
In ever loving memory of our dear FANNY wife of the late Thomas Milner Dodd of Castletown, Isle of Man. At rest October 5 1925 in her 70th year. But the greatest of these is charity
I164
In Loving Memory Of
Sapper ISAAC SMITH R. E.
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF HANNAH SMITH
OF MATLOCK BANK
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
MARCH 30TH 1918
AGED 46 YEARS.
Buried by Sailly Le Sec east of Corbie
also in memory of
children of the above
FREDERICK
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2ND 1906
AGED 5 YEARS
EDITH
WHO DIED JULY 21ST 1910.
AGED 13 YEARS
GEORGE
WHO DIED JANUARY 10TH 1917
AGED 5 YEARS
KATHLEEN MARY
WHO DIED JANUARY 13TH 1917
AGED 2 YEARS


Also see the War Memorials section
and the information about Isaac Smith.

[This is one of a number of headstones suggesting where a war casualty is buried, although they have "no known grave".]
 
I78
In loving memory of DOROTHY the beloved daughter of EDWARD and LYDIA SAMUEL who passed away Jan 4th 1912 aged 5 years [Marble Kerb]
I197
--In Loving Memory of -Sidney Russell-beloved nephew of-Wm and H Pride-Born May 5 1890-Died February 13 1901-Father in thy gracious keeping-Leave we now our loved one sleeping.
I202
ELIZABETH | WIFE OF | JOSEPH STEELEY | [OF] BIRMINGHAM | DIED MAY 15TH 1904 | IN HER 63RD YEAR
[In the parish register her name was recorded as Sarah Elizabeth]
I220
In Loving Memory of | HEPHZIBAH | BELOVED WIFE OF | JAMES THOMPSON CROFT | BORN DECEMBER 10, 1829, | DIED FEBRUARY 20, 1898. | THY WILL BE DONE. | ALSO OF THE ABOVE | JAMES THOMPSON CROFT. | BORN JUNE 23. 1832, | DIED AUGUST 6. 1902 | AT REST.|
Area J
J-CWG
BURIED ELSEWHERE IN THIS CHURCHYARD
147910 PRIVATE
N. WILDGOOSE
5TJ BN. CANADIAN INF.
27TH SEPTEMBER 19165486

PRIVATE J. T. ALLEN
K.O. SCOTTISH BORDERERS
4TH OCTOBER 1916 AGE 40.
See photograph below.


New headstone, section J (J-CWG)
Placed in the churchyard by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Area K
K35
In Loving Memory of /AMELIA FERRALL / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / JOHN FISHER / who died April 28, 1889 / Aged 62 years [verse] / ALSO OF THE ABOVE JOHN FISHER / BORN JANUARY 18, 182 / DIED JUNE 20 1904
Area L
L004
In Loving Memory of | HANNAH COOPER, | OF MATLOCK BANK, | WHO DIED APRIL 6, 1894. | AGED 49 YEARS. | MAY WE WILL MEET IN HEAVEN. | ALSO THOMAS COOPER, | HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE | WHO DIED FEB 18TH 1889. | AGED 48. | THY WILL BE DONE. | ALSO LILIAN THEIR DAUGHTER | WHO DIED 8TH MARCH, 1891. | AGED 12 YEARS. SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS. | ALSO GEORGE EUSTACE THEIR SON WHO DIED JUNE 6, 1895, AGED 10 YEARS. | -- WEARY AND JESUS SAID COME | --- BY KEZIA SARAH AND ERIC
See Memorial Card for George Eustace, his sister Lilian and their father Thomas.
L018
This stone is erected
by the servants and
friends of Smedley's Hydro
Matlock Bank
In Loving Memory of
Mary Boden
Wife of Samuel Boden
Departed this life April 2, 1892
Aged 65 years
_____

Her toils are past her work is done
And She is fully blest
[She?] fought the fight the victory won
and entered into rest
 
Area M
M11
IN LOVING MEMORY OF / SAMUEL BUCKLEY / ROCKSIDE MATLOCK / DIED SEPTEMBER 4 1888 / AGED 74 YEARS / ELIZABETH ---died May 1901 [incomplete transcript]
M24
IN LOVING MEMORY OF / EDWARD GREGORY / OF MATLOCK BATH / BORN JANUARY 27TH 1811 / DIED JULY 16TH 1855 / ALSO HARRIET GREGORY / BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE / BORN DECEMBER 19TH 1815 / DIED OCTOBER --- 1887. / ALSO / ELIZABETH, / SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE / DIED OCTOBER / AGED 51 YEARS. Our Light affliction which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory II Cor IV 17
(Marble Headstone)
See image below.
M60
In memory of WILLIAM NUTTALL | of Matlock Bridge | who died June 8 1881 | aged 28 years | Also in memory of | JOHN NUTTALL | who died at Ferrienes, France | April 12 1856 aged 37 years | Also of ANNE his wife | who died at Matlock Bridge | July 24 1888 aged 70 years.


Section M of the churchyard, headstone M24

*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 majority of MIs on this page have been transcribed by Ann Andrews from photographs very kindly provided by Charles Beresford, Hugo Bloomfield, Celia Dyson, Grenville Smith (Maureen Smith collection) and Andy Andrews.
Verses and other texts are not transcribed here.