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Matlock & Matlock Bath's Memorial Inscriptions
Selected transcripts of Matlock and Matlock Bath's MIs. Surnames Index for all the memorials
 
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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 N
N63
RFC | PER ARDUA AD ASTRA | IN UNFADING MEMORY OF GILBERT SUDBURY HALL, | AGED 25 YEARS. | SON OF ROBERT AND ELIZABETH HALL, SEC. LIEUTENANT AND FLYING OFFICER | IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS. | HIS BIPLANE WAS SHOT DOWN ON NOVEMBER | THE 20TH 1916, AND ON THE 30TH. HE DIED | FROM THE INJURIES HE HAD RECEIVED. | HE WAS INTERRED BY THE ENEMY, WITH | MILITARY HONOURS, IN THE CEMETERY | OF NOTRE DAME, CAMBRAI, FRANCE. OH DEAR AND BRAVE HEART GOD BLESS THEE. | ALSO OF ROBERT ARNOLD, | INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE R. AND E. HALL, | WHO DIED JANUARY 24TH. 1890, | AGED 5 MONTHS (0608 065)
N80
In Loving Memory of | MARY ANN | WIFE OF JOHN BODEN, CONFECTIONER, | MATLOCK BATH, | BORN SEPTEMBER 1, 1830, | A TRUE WIFE AND AFFECTIONATE MOTHER. | ALSO JOHN BODEN. WHO DIED APRIL 27TH 1902. | AGED 70 YEARS. ALSO OF | FRANK WIGLEY BODEN | GRANDSON. | KILLED AT OONNEBEKE OCTOBER 18 1917. | AGED 19 YEARS. (0608 064)
Area O
O65
In | affectionate remembrance | of | John Stockdale Dawber | of Matlock. | formerly of Kings Lynn Norfolk , | who died February the 7th 1898, | in his 80th year. | Looking unto Jesus the Author | and Finisher of Faith.
O66
In | loving memory | of | Lois Ellen Dawber, | wife of John Stockdale Dawber | died 5th November 1921 aged 85. | "O Lord in Thee have I trusted" | Also of | their son John Henry who was | torpedoed in the Ægean Sea | 13th August 1915 aged 56 | and of Austin Patrick Hudson | their grandson who was | killed in France 31st August 1917 | aged 24. | Also of their younger son | Edward Guy | who died April 24th 1938 | aged 79
O68a
IN | REMEMBRANCE | OF | ROBERT SMITH | WHO DIED DECEMBER 16, 1886 | AGED 77 YEARS. | ALSO OF SARAH HIS WIFE | WHO DIED OCTOBER 19, 1879. | AGED 72 YEARS. | [Text] (0608 067)
O68b
SACRED | TO THE MEMORY OF | HENRY SMITH | OF MANCHESTER | ----- NOVEMBER 1 MDCCCLVIII (1858) | AGED 51 YEARS | ---- SON OF | THE LATE | WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH SMITH | OF TADCASTER, YORKSHIRE.
S. FOX WIRKSWORTH & MATLOCK (0608 068)
O78
In memory of MICHAEL GREGORY who departed this life May the XII MDCCCXLIII aged XXX years also ELIZABETH daughter of the above who departed this life February IV MDCCCLIX aged XVII years. (limestone headdstone flat)
O81
In memory of | MARGARET | the beloved wife of Francis Clay | of Matlock Green | who entered into rest | MDCCCLXXIX | aged LVII years | [no months] also of the above | FRANCIS CLAY | born March VII MDCCCVI | died July XXIX MDCCCLXXXVIII | At evening it was light.
(Limestone ledger)
O81
Here lieth the body of | THOMAS CLAY | who departed this life | December XIII MDCCCXLVIII | aged XLVII years | In the midst of life | death | also CATHERINE SARAH | eldest daughter of | FRANCIS and MARGARET CLAY | who departed this life | June XXV | MDCCCLXVII | aged XII years | Her end was peace.
(Limestone ledger both in double kerb)
O103
JANE SMITH | WHO DIED MARCH 8TH 1850 | AGED 21 YEARS. | [Text] ALSO OF ELIZABETH KNOWLES | WHO DIED JANUARY - 1883 | AGED 43 YEARS (0608 069)
O154
---- IN MEMORY OF | JOHN SMITH | OF CROMFORD | WHO DIED MARCH -- 1869 | AGED 76 YEARS. | ALSO OF ELEANOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE | WHO DIED MARCH 4? 1866 | AGED 76 YEARS. | ALSO JOHN THEIR SON WHO DIED FEBRUARY 23RD 1869 | AGED 53. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH SMITH | THEIR DAUGHTER | WHO DIED JANUARY 3- ---- | AGED 2 YEARS ---.
[Verse] (0608 070 &71)
Area Q
Q58
Here lieth the body of BENJAMIN GREGORY who departed this life May 3rd 1794 aged 61 years also MARY his wife who departed this life March 29 1797 aged 66 years also of JOHN GREGORY son of the above who departed this life March 14th 1847 aged 89. Limestone Headstone
Q123
In memory of BENJAMIN GREGORY he departed this life July the 26th in 1784 aged 70 also ANN GREGORY wife of the above she departed this life November the 7th ----- aged 58 years ------- (Verses flaked off) Gritstone Headstone
Q159
Erected to the Memory | OF | JAMES BOWN | who departed this life Feby 11th 1811 | AGED 73 YEARS | Also of ELIZABETH relict | OF THE ABOVE, | she departed this life August 30th 1830 | AGED 90 YEARS | Also of JAMES their son | who departed this life Decr 13th 1848 | AGED 84 YEARS. | Also of HANNAH his wife, | who departed this life Sepr 20th 1846 | AGED 79 YEARS
Q160
SOLOMON CARDING [and wife] MARY [cannot read more on photograph I have, sorry]
Q190
Thos. son of Thos. & Susanna Pearson [no further info at present]
Q191
William Boden died 1765 [no further info at present]
Q192
George Martin died August 1782 [no further info at present]
Q193
In Memory of | HENRY NUTTALL | died 12th day of August | 1821 | aged 70 [or 76] | Mary widow of the | above | HENRY NUTTALL | who died the 28th of June | 1824 | aged 69 years.
(Limestone slab & small headstone)
Q194
Mary Ann d. John & Maria Wilmot died August 1871 [no further info at present]
Area R
R8
INSCRIBED | To the Memory of SARAH | the Wife of | GEORGE SMITH, | who departed from this Life | Octob. 25th 1831 | in the 57th Year of her Age. | [Verse] | Also of SIDNEY | Son of the above | who departed from this Life | May 2nd 1852 | AGED 19 YEARS | ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED | GEORGE SMITH | WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY [-- 1842 obscured by grass] (0608 076)
R67
ERECTED | TO THE MEMORY OF | GEORGE SMITH | WHO DIED AUGUST 4TH 1816, AGED 81 YEARS. | ALSO OF JOHN, SON OF | THE ABOVE, | WHO DIED JANUARY 9TH 1820, | AGED 39 YEARS. | ALSO OF MARY, WIFE OF | THE ABOVE JOHN SMITH : WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2ND 1853, | AGED 69 YEARS (0608 073)
R89
ERECTED | IN REMEBRANCE OF | GEORGE SMITH, | Who died October 18th 1848, | aged 65 Years. | Also of SARAH, his wife. | Who died May 26th 1855. | Aged 65 Years. | Also JOSEPH AND HENRY | THEIR SONS. | JOSEPH | died September 8th 1845 | HENRY died December 28th 1850 | Aged 34 (0608 074)
R90
E [upturned heart] B / 7 / 6 (0608 074)
R94
In | Remembrance | OF | AGNES BUCKLEY | BORN OCTOBER 5, 1851 | DIED JANUARY 13, 1854. [Verse] (0608 074)
R95
SACRED | TO | THE MEMORY OF | SARAH SMITH, | OF MATLOCK BATH | WHO WAS BURIED | THE 17TH MARCH 1817, | AGED 31 YEARS. | ALSO OF HER HUSBAND | JOSHUA SMITH | WHO DIED | 27TH SEPTEMBER 1849 | AGED 75 YEARS. | AND OF | MARY SMITH | WIFE OF | JOSHUA SMITH, WHO DIED 8TH JANUARY 1865 | AGED 59 YEARS [Verse] (0608 072)
R96
IN | Memory of Martha Knowles | who departed this Life May 22 | 1793 | Aged 30 Years | [Verse] Also in Memory of | Adam Knowles, husband of | the above named | who departed this life May 25th in 1827, Aged 67 (0608 075)
R105
TO THE MEMORY OF / JAMES GREEN, of CROMFORD / who departed this life / [17th November 1843] / Aged 51 yEARS.
R106
IN MEMORY OF / RICHARD GREEN / who died / Feb 8th 1855 / Aged 29 Years [Text]
R144
IN MEMORY | OF ANN WIFE OF | SAMUEL BOWN | WHO DIED OCT 18TH 1794 | AGED 40 YEARS | ALSO OF | PHOEBE BOWN | DALE COTTAGE MATLOCK | WHO DIED MAY 16TH 1854 | AGED 85 (gritstone headstone)
See image below.


Section R of the churchyard, headstone R144.
See the "Dale Cottage" where Phoebe Bown lived

*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. Bown MI from Susan Tomlinson.
Verses and other texts are not transcribed here.