[Ch007]..... St Mary's Church, Wirksworth/List of Churchwardens.
Rev JOHN CHALONER Vicar 1790-1815
1810 J.SMEDLEY, D.WILSON, J.UPDALE, T.WETTON.
1812 J.SMEDLEY, D.WILSON, W.WIGLEY, T.WETTON.
1813 S.FROST, R.TOPLIS, W.WIGLEY, E.GRIFFON.
1814 S.FROST, C.WRIGHT, P.COTTERILL, S.HARLEY.
Rev GEORGE De SMITH KELLY Vicar 1815-1824
1815 R.HURT, C.WRIGHT, P.COTTERILL, S.HARLEY.
1816 R.HURT, C.WRIGHT, J.HEAP, S.HARLEY.
1817 R.HURT, C.WRIGHT, T.SMEDLEY, W.NUTTALL.
1818 R.HURT, C.WRIGHT, T.SMEDLEY, R.BLACKWALL.
1822 S. FROST, J.WILSON, S.HALL, R.BLACKWALL.
Rev HENRY GORDON Vicar 1824-1829
1824 S.FROST, J.WILSON, S.HALL, R.BLACKWALL.
1826 S.FROST, J.WILSON, S.HALL, T.ARMSTRONG.
1827 S.FROST J.WILSON, J.POYZER, W.TOMLINSON.
Rev Dr WILLIAM E.N.MOLESWORTH Vicar 1829-1831
1829 S.FROST, J.WILSON, J.POYZER, T.HALL.
1830 J.COTTERILL, T.SMITH, J.POYZER, W.DALE.
Rev JOHN HARWOOD Vicar 1831-1851
1831 J.COTTERILL, T.SMITH, R.WALL, T.SHAW.
1832 J.COTTERILL, G.HEAP, R.WALL, T.SHAW.
1834 R.WRIGHT, G.PICKARD, G.HEAP, T.SHAW.
1835 R.WRIGHT, G.PICKARD, G.HEAP , D.WILSON.
1838 J.WILLIAMSON, J.FORD, W.OGDON, D.WILSON.
1839 J.WILLIAMSON, R.CRESSWELL, C.MOORE, D.WILSON.
1840 J.WILLIAMSON, R.CRESSWELL, P.HUBBERSTY, D.WILSON.
1841 W.WRIGHT, R.CRESSWELL, P.HUBBERSTY, D.WILSON.
1843 W.WRIGHT, S.BEARDSLEY, P.HUBBERSTY, J.HIGGOTT.
1844 D.SHIPLEY, J.TATLOW, T.HALL, J.HIGGOTT.
1849 D.SHIPLEY, J.WALKER, T.KEELING, J.HIGGOTT.
Rev THOMAS TUNSTALL SMITH Vicar 1851-1893
1851 J.ALLEN, J.WALKER, T.KEELING, J.HIGGOTT.
1853 T.POYSER, J.TATLOW, E.HARRISON, S.HALL.
1858 D.WILSON, J.TATLOW, R.CLAY, T.TAYLOR.
1859 D.WILSON, J.TATLOW, J.KIDD, J.WILMOT.
1862 D.WILSON, J.TATLOW, J.KIDD, T.KEELING.
1863 N.P.WOOD, J.F.KINGDON.
1866 G.MARSDEN, W.L.HALL.
1874 A.HARWOOD, J.BAXTER.
1876 A.HARWOOD, H.BEESLEY.
1879 A.HARWOOD, R.HALL
1880 W.L.HALL, R.HALL.
1886 W.L.HALL, G.MARSDEN.
1891 T.ATKINSON, G.MARSDEN.
Rev Canon WILLIAM HENRY ARKWRIGHT 1893-1901
1896 A.De.M.SEVERNE, T.E.GANDY.
1897 A.E.BROSTER, T.GANDY.
1898 A.E.BROSTER, W.FOX.
Rev Canon HUBERT ARNOLD GEM 1901-1913
1902 W.FOX, A.E.BROSTER.
1905 T.PRESTON, A.E.BROSTER.
1908 T.PRESTON, H.L.COULSON.
Rev THOMAS B.CHARLESWORTH Vicar 1913-1917
1913 T.PRESTON, G.OGDEN.
1914 H.L.COULSON, G.OGDEN.
1916 A.J.MARSDEN, G.OGDEN.
Rev Canon HERBERT HAM 1918-1925
1918 H.L.COULSON, G.OGDEN.
1920 T.W.COX, G.OGDEN.
1921 G.H.BOWMER, G.OGDEN.
1923 A.MACBETH , W.G.NYI LASSY.
Rev ARTHUR J.EDWARDS 1925-1935
1926 W.G.NYILASSY, G.J.ELLSE,
1927 G.J.ELLSE, W.G. NYI LASSY.
1928 G.J.ELLSE, T.H.GREATOREX.
Rev Canon STEPHEN LANGRISH CAIGER
1938 G.J.ELLSE, B.HILDITCH.
1940 T.H.GREATOREX, B.HILDITCH.
1941 S.H.M.WHITE, T.H.GREATOREX.
1943 S.H.M.WHITE, B.HILDITCH.
1948 S.H.M.WHITE, R.BLACKWALL.
Rev Canon GEOFFREY BUSBY 1951-1983
1956 I.YEOMANS, R.BLACKWALL.
1958 J.ROUTLEDGE, R.BLACKWALL.
1963 F.READ, R.BLACKWALL.
1969 H. HODNETT, R.BLACKWALL.
1975 A.KILLER, R.BLACKWALL.
1976 A.KILLER, F.READ.
1978 A. KILLER, B WATERHOUSE.
Rev ROBERT SWINBANK CANEY 1984-2003
1984 W. BROADWAY, R.WATERHOUSE.
1985 W.BROADWAY, A.MORLEY.
Canon DAVID TRUBY 2003-
Given by the HODNETT Family/in memory of HAROLD H.HODNETT/Churchwarden 1969 - 1974.(Glazed framed parchment)
[Ch008]..... List of Vicars/of/Wirksworth.
1270 NICHOLAS de OXTON (vita 1270) 1650/60 MARTIN TOPHAM
1272 RICHARD de MIDDLETON 1660 PETER WILKINSON
1275 WILLIAM GOODMAN 1667/89 THOMAS BROWNE Archdeacon
1287 (Appointments were made but the also Vicar of Ashbourne
1295 names have not been recorded) 1689 WILLIAM BROWNE
1299 ROBERT de BRADBOURN 1705 RICHARD WILLIS
1313 MILO de LEICESTER 1714 JOHN INETT
1326 JOHN de HALE 1718 THOMAS INETT
1349 ROBERT de DARBI 1746 THOMAS HARRIS
1349 ROBERT de IRTON 1778 RICHARD TILLARD
1362 ROBERT SPONDAI 1787 RICHARD KAYE
1362 THOMAS CHASTLETON 1790 JOHN CHALONER
1397 JOHN SOTHERN 1815 GEORGE de SMITH KELLEY
1410 BARTHOLOMEW LYBURGH 1824 HENRY GORDON
1410 JOHN MASSON 1831 WM.ED.NASSAU MOLESWORTH
1422 JOHN ROLF 1831 JOHN HARWARD
1432 THOMAS EYTON 1851 THOS.TUNSTALL SMITH
1487 RICHARD SMYTH 1895 WM.HARRY ARKWRIGHT
1504 JAMES BERESFORTHE 1902 HUBERT ARNOLD GEM
1520 ANTHONY DRAYCOTT 1913 THOS.BEEDHAM CHARLSWORTH
1560 JOHN HYRON 1917 HERBERT HAM
1577 MICHAEL HARRISON DD. 1925 ARTHUR LIONEL EDWARDS
1600 TOBIAS STOYTE 1935 STEPHEN LANGRISH CAIGER
1615 WILLIAM PARKER 1951 GEOFFREY BUSBY
1619 RICHARD CARYER 1984 ROBERT S.CANEY Rector.
1633 ROBERT TOPHAM 2003 DAVID TRUBY Canon
(Handwritten inscription in glazed frame)
[Ch009]..... Remember before God/the men of/Wirksworth/who gave their lives in the Great War/1914-1919.
They all died in faith. (Large Marble plaque)
[Ch010]..... In memory of/GEORGE SALT/late Clerk of this parish/he died August 21st 1807/aged 51 years/also/SARAH/the wife of GEORGE SALT/she died Sept 12 1804/aged 63 years.(Gritstone ledger laid in Aisle)
(See photo 036)
[Ch011]..... Here lyeth/the body of/JOHN STUFFIM/gent who dyed/November the - -/1696/and of SARAH his/wife,wife of/GILBERT MUNDAY/ Esquire who died the/6 day of January/Anno Domini 1710.(Gritstone ledger laid in Aisle)
(See photo 035)
[Ch012]..... H.S.E./GEORGIUS TURNER Armiger/Antiqua ejus nominis familia/ apud Swanwick/in hoc comitatu/ortus/Qui Febre correptus amimam efflavit/VIJI die maij Anno Domini/MDCCLXVIII/netatis XXV/ANNA-MARIA prodes secunda/ante patrem in cunis abrepta/ Juxta requieseit.(Slate monument)
[Ch013]..... Erected 1896 to the glory of God and in memory of WILLIAM & ELIZABETH DEAN OGDON of Wirksworth.(Stained glass window)
[Ch014]..... To the memory of/MARGARET the wife/of RALPH TOPLIS who/ died the 7th of June 1801/aged 62 years/also RALPH TOPLIS died/the 19th of March 1809 aged/69 years/Near this place is entered/the remains of SUSANNA/daughter of the above/ RALPH and MARGARET TOP/LIS who died the 19th of May/1802 aged 39 years.(Gritstone ledger)
(See photo 034)
[Note - this photo appears to show the year as 1809, not 1802]
[Ch015]..... Near this place lie interred/the Revd M.WILLIAM BROWN late Vicar/of Wirksworth,and HANNAH his wife/also JOHNLlate Rector of Kirk Ireton]/HANNAH,RUTH and PETER children of the/abovesaid WILLIAM and HANNAH/and/TRUTH wife to the said PETER/also/JOHN and MARY children of PETER and TRUTH/ Near them lies/M.THOMAS BROWN son of WILLIAM and HANNAH/ who died Sepr 27 1754/aged 62 years.(Large Slate monument)
[Ch016]..... MARY MASON/died February 18th 1780/aged 72 years/JOHN MASON 1795 aged 87/HENRY MASON died August/10th 1805 aged 71/ ANN MASON/died May 3rd 1831/aged 91/ELLEN SMITH/died Novr 7th 1845/aged 59/ELLEN DRAKES/died March 27th 1848/in her 17th year.( Marble headstone laid flat in Aisle)
(See photo 033)
[Ch017]..... To the glory of God and in loving memory of ELIZA ANN WRIGHT who died/Jany 15th 1901 .This window is placed here by her bereaved husband CHARLES WRIGHT of Wirksworth 1905.(Stained glass window)
[Ch018]..... This ancient piece of sculp/ture was discovered under/neath the Chancel when the/interior of the Church was/newly arranged in the year/1821/Vide gent mac/Nov 1821.(Brass plaque)
(See photo 025)
[Ch019]..... Near this place/are interred the remains of/FREDERICK INCE/ who died 24th of Feb 1803/aged 2 years and 4 months.(Brass plaque)
(See photo 026)
[Ch020]..... JOHN BROWNE ------/of Kirk Ireton son of/WILLIAM BROWNE late/Vicar of Wirksworth/died Dec y 17/Anno Domini 1716/eatis 71 years/Here lies the body of/ROBERT son of EDWARD/and ELIZABETH JACKSON/who died ------1798. (Gritstone ledger)
(See photo 032)
[Ch021]..... RICHARD TAYLOR/died October the 3rd/1787/aged 31 years/ also/KITTY wife of the above/died January 17th 1825/aged 73 years.(Gritstone ledger)
(See photo 031)
[Ch022]..... Sacred to the memory/of/THOMAS ELEY/who died/l4th of December 1798/aged 32/and of/MARY his wife/she died/3rd of September 1801/aged 25.(Slate monument)
[Ch023]..... In loving memory of/LILY NOBLE/a devoted wife/and mother.(Brass plaque)
[Ch024]..... In memory of/RICHARD TAYLOR/who died the 3d of October 1787/aged 31 years/also of HARRIOT TAYLOR/his daughter by KITTY his wife/she died the 11th of March 1791/aged 4 years & 6 months.(Slate monument)
[Ch025]..... In memory of/JOSEPH WRIGHT/who died March 29th 1820/aged 80 years/also/MARTHA wife of/the above named/who died Feby 28th 1823/aged 80 years/W.W. (Gritstone ledger)
(See photo 030)
[Ch026]..... In memory of/Mrs MARY BRADSHAW/formerly of Coventry/and late of this place/who died on the 26th of July 1846/in the 90th year of her age/also of/MARY/second daughter of/ WILLIAM and ELIZABETH BRADSHAW/who died on the 18th May 1840/in the 22nd year of her age/and also of/ANNE/third daughter of the above named/WILLIAM and ELIZABETH BRADSHAW/ who died on the 26th of Dec 1836/aged 16 years.(Alabaster tablet)
(See photo 045)
[Ch027]..... In loving memory of the two youngest sons of/GEORGE HANSON and ADA WHEATCROFT/GEORGE HANSON WHEATCROFT/of Rugby and Trinity College Cambridge,2nd Lieut/l6th Heavy Battery R.G.A.who was killed in action near/Mailly-Maillet in France on the 11th August 1915/in his twenty seventh year and was buried in the/communal Cemetery at Beaussart near Mailly-Maillet/RONALD DUNCAN WHEATCROFT/of Rugby and New College Oxford Lieut 6th Battalion/the Sherwood Foresters who died in France on the/2nd July 1916 in his twenty seventh year of wounds/received the previous day in the attack on/Commecourt and was buried in the Military Cemetery/at Warlincourt Halte on the Arras Doullens road/ "They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided".(Marble tablet)
(See photos 043 and 044)
[Ch028]..... In affectionate remembrance of/HENRY BLACKWELL/For many years a member of the Choir/A leader of manly sports and an/example of humility and Christian fortitude/died January 24th 1900 aged 23.(Brass plaque)
[Ch029]..... In memory of/MARTHA/wife of WILLIAM TAYLOR/who died April 23rd 1813/aged 27 years/also/WILLIAM TAYLOR/who died Janry 27th 1823/aged 37 years.(Critstone ledger laid flat)
(See photo 049)
[Ch030]..... ELLEN the wife of/RICHARD SMITH/died April the 30th 1810/ aged 61.(Crltstone ledger laid flat)
(See photo 048)
[Ch031]..... In memory of HANNAH/the wife of THOMAS COCKAYNE/and daughter of JOSHUA HOLMES/of Shottle,she departed this/life the 5th of May 1801 in the/85th year of her age/She was a sincere Christian/How lov'd, how valu'd once avails thee not/To whom related or by whom begot/A heap of dust a lone remains of thee/Tis all thou art and all the proud shall be/MARY JEBB/ wife of FRANCIS JEBB/died the 8th of April 1827/aged 78 years/FRANCIS JEBB died 2nd Aug ----/aged 82 years and formerly of/Woodborough Nottinghamshire.(Marble tablet laid flat)
(See photo 047)
[Ch032]..... Beneath lie the/remains of RICHARD/son of S.& N.FROST/he died Decr 7th 1830/aged 17 years/also/ELLEN wife of D.DRAKES & daughter of S.& N.FROST/she died Febry 10th 1857/aged 31 years/also/JOHN son of S.& N.FROST/he died May 27th 183-/ aged 31 years.(Gritstone ledger laid flat)
(See photo 046)
[Ch033]..... Sacred to the memory of/Private C.E.HALL R.A.S.C./killed on duty at Midleton Co Cork/27th August 1920/Erected by the Officers Warrant Officers/Non-commisioned Officers, men and civilians/serving with 1155 M.T.Coy R.A.S.C.Cork.(Gritstone tablet)
(See photo 052)
[Ch034]..... In memory of the late THOMAS TUNSTALL SMITH this anticat font was restored AD 1896.(Inscription around base of Font)
[Ch035]..... In memory of ELIZABETH wife of/WILLIAM BRADSHAW of this town/who died May 7th 1823 aged 37 years/WILLIAM BRADSHAW died/April 4th 1826 aged 44 years.(Marble tablet)
[Ch036]..... To the glory of God and in memory of/JAMES WALL and HANNAH/ his wife late of this parish,JAMES WALL died 22nd June/1876 HANNAH died 11th May 1907.(Stained glass window) This North Transcept window was erected at/the cost of JAMES WALL Esq of Wirksworth/on the restoration of the Church in 1871-2. Sir GEO GILBERT SCOTT R.H.Architect. Revd T.T.SMITH VIcar/Chairman of Restoration Committee. (Metal tablet)
[Ch037]..... In memory of/FRANCIS son of/JOHN and HANNAH JEBB/of Shottle/ who departed this life May 7th 1812/aged 32 weeks/also SAMUEL their son/died June 1st 1819 an infant.(Metal tablet)
(See photo 115a)
[Ch038]..... In affectionate remembrance/of/NICHOLAS MASON DAY/Organist of this Church/1878 - 1898/died December 11 1898 aged 46.(Brass plaque)
(See photo 042)
[Ch039]..... To the glory of God and in memory of:
RICHARD MATHER CYRIL WAIN WILLIAM ELSE
JAMES NIXON SAM BARLOW Mrs F.CLAY
JOAN KEELING MAURICE CURZON Mrs F.A.COATES
MARY WRIGHT KENNETH CELL JOHN JAMES GREENHOUGH
GILLIAN CRAPPER GLADYS THOMPSON IVAN & KATHLEEN BALDWIN
A.S.COOKE BARBARA MARSDEN ELIZABETH ANNE WILSON
Mrs L.M.SLATER RALPH BLACKWALL F.& H.L.E.NORTHROP
Mr C.SLATER DORIS HAMSON THOMAS & ELLEN FLINT
Mrs D.M.THOMPSON MARK HUGHES FREDERICK WILLIAM LEVY
SARAH ANN LEVY BENJAMIN GREATOREX ALBERT EDWARD HICKS
JOSEPH CRESSWELL SUSAN DAVIES LUCY MARGARET ALLSOP
E.J.WALSER CHARLOTTE BROUGH FREDERICK GEORGE HAWKINS
SARAH JACKSON ALBERT E.FAWTHROP STANLEY GEORGE KENNETT
WILLIAM PINCHIN FRANK CLIFFORD SHAW Major W.H.THOMPSON
D.T.HOWSLEY E.W.COATES CLARENCE ALBERT PARKER
SAMUEL & JANE LAURENCE & ELLEN HERBERT EDWARD BARKER
PEARSON HANSON CHRISTOPHER STORRS FOX
ALBERT ERNEST OWEN MYTTON SMITH HILDA SARAH KEELING
HARRINCTON ETHEL SOWDEN MARY ELIZABETH ELSE
EDITH WILSON HANNAH DEXTER SIMON DAVID WATTS
JOHN MARSDEN BARRATT
(Inscriptions in Hymn Books)
To the glory of God and in memory of:
KATHLEEN BLOUNT THOMAS SHELLEY ALBERT JONES
ELLEN LIGGINS MEGAN THOMAS JOHN LAKIN
GEORGE LIGGINS F.C.SHAW The JACKSON Family
MARK HUGHES PERCY WATERHOUSE W.JOHN E.WILLIAMS
GILLIAN CRAPPER LOUISA WATERHOUSE CHRISTOPHER & AGNES
EDWARD WEBSTER MABEL WHITEHEAD CROME
RALPH BLACKWELL AGNES JACKSON JOHN EDWARD BOWYER
LILY MARGARET HAYNES CAROLINE LAKIN HERBERT EDWARD BARKER
JEAN MOIR SARAH AULT KATHLEEN EDITH SWEETING
JOHN NICHOLSON WILLIAM HOUGHTON VICTOR & AGNES BROOKER
KENNETH CELL AMY ISOBEL ELSE AUBREY HARLEY SOUTHAM
CLARA SMITH (QUEENIE) PINCHIN NORA WILHELMENA
ALBERT EDWARD HICKS WILLIAM PINCHIN SOUTHAM
JOSEPH CRESSWELL GLADYS THOMPSON
(Inscription in Alternative Services)
[Ch040]..... Loving memories/of/ELIZABETH ANNE/WILSON.(Limestone vase)
[Ch041]..... In memory of/RALPH WRIGHT/who died October 10th 1839/aged 34 years/and of/ELIZABETH his wife/who died April 25th 1859/ aged 50 years.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
[Ch042]..... In memory of/WILLIAM WRIGHT/who died October 23rd 1858/ aged 56 years/also of/WILLIAM BANKS WRIGHT/son of the above/ who died April 1st 1848/aged 4 months/and also of/ANNE his wife/who died/on the 21st day of January 1894/aged 85 years.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
[Ch043]..... In memory of/CHARLES WRIGHT/of this town/who died Jany 1st 1846/aged 79 years/and of/MARY his wife/who died April 12th 1836/aged 68 years/also of/CHARLES their eldest son/who died Feby 4th 1803/aged 2 years/and of/JAMES their third son/who died May 19th 1826/aged 22 years/and of/MARGARET their eldest daughter.who died May 9th 1883/aged 86 years.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 057)
[Ch044]..... In memory of/JOSEPH JOYNSON/of Handsworth Staffordshire/ who died July 3rd 1820/aged 32 years/also of/MARY his wife and daughter of/CHARLES and MARY WRIGHT/who died Jany 24th 1840/aged 40 years/and of/MARY their only child/who died June 20th 1838/aged 18 years.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 056)
[Ch045]..... In memory of/the Reverend NATHAN HUBBERSTY BD/Head Master of the/Grammar School in this town/who died/on the 4th day of August 1828/aged 61 years/also of/MARY DOROTHY his wife/ who died/on the 15th day of December 1852/aged 75 years/and also of/MARY DOROTHY their daughter/who died/on the 30th day of August 1825/aged 23 years/and also of/the Rev NATHAN HUBBERSTY MA. their son/who died the 2nd day of October 1881/aged 78.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 055)
[Ch046]..... In memory of ANDREW MACBETH who died September 5 1829. (Stained glass window)
[Ch047]..... Here lieth the body of/ANNE PARKER one of the/daughters and coheires[sic]/of ROBERT VENABLES of/Wincham in the County/of Chester Esq.Widdow/and relict of THOMAS PARKER/late of M-----ich second/son of GEORGE PARKER of/Parkhall in ye County of/Stafford Esqr.She dyed ye/27th day of June Ann Dom/1699 in ye 61 yeare of her age.(Slate ledger laid flat)
[Ch048]..... Loving memory of/THOMAS POYSER F.R.C.S./of Wirksworth/who died June 11th 1869 aged 71/also of GEORGIANA his wife/ first daughter of PHILIP GELL of Hopton Esq/who died May 3rd 1825 aged 26/also of MARY eldest daughter of/JOHN NEWTON Esq Freshford Somerset/second wife of the above THOMAS POYSER who died Decr 19th 1867 aged 68/Until the day break and the shadows flee away/This tablet is placed here by their loving daughter.(Alabaster tablet)
[Ch049]..... LUCY GELL/third daughter of/PHILIP GELL of Hopton Esq/died July 13 1814/aged 13 years. HARRIET ELEANOR GELL/youngest daughter of/PHILIP GELL of Hopton Esq/died June 14 1813/aged 10 years.(Two Alabaster tablets)
[Ch050]..... Near this place lyeth the body of/Sr PHILIP GELL late of Hopton/in the County Bart.He was second son/of Sr JOHN GELL Bart.who marryed/KATHERINE PACKER of Shelingford/in the County of Berks. & by her had seven/children.KATHERINE, ELIZABETH,JOHN,/PHILIP,THOMAS,TEMPERANCE & FRANCIS/Sr JOHN dyed February 8th 1688, Sr PHILIP/marryed ELIZABETH daughter of Sr JOHN FAGG/of Wiston in the County of Sussex Bart./ They died without issue July 16th 1719.(Alabaster plaque)
(See photos 058 and 059)
[Ch051]..... Of yo charite pray for the soul of THOMAS BLAKEWELL late of Wirksworth & MAUDE his wife,THOMAS departed forthe of this world XXVII day of March in ye year of our Lord MVXXV O whoa soules ihu have mcy. Ame.(Brass )
(See photo 060)
[Ch052]..... This window was erected to the memory of LUCY GELL aged 13 years and HARRIET ELEANOR GELL aged 10 years by their only surviving sister ISABELLA THORNHILL GELL April 1878.(Stained glass window)
[Ch053]..... Below lyeth ye body of ELIZABETH GELL/second daughter of Sr JOHN GELL of/Hopton Co Derby Barrtt.and of Dame/CATHERINE the daughter of JOHN PACKER/of Shellinford in ye County of Bercks[sic]/Esq. She died a maide of examplary piety/in ye 57th year of her age att[sic]London/October ye 19th 1704. (Slate tablet on Gritstone surround)
(See photo 061)
[Ch054]..... Here lyeth interred the body/of TEMPERANCE GELL/surviving sister/of Sr PHILIP GELL/and youngest daughter/of Sr JOHN GELL/late of Hopton Bart./who died June 20th 1730.(Slate ledger laid flat)
[Ch055]..... JOHN GELL Bart./Knight of ye Sheare for ye County of Darby[sic]/One of ye members/of the Hon rel Conue/ntion dyed ye 8th day/of Febry 1688/9 in ye 76/yeare of his age.(Brass plaque)
[Ch056]..... IN memory of/HENRY CHANDROS-POLE GELL of Hopton/second son of/EDWARD SACHEVERELL CHANDOS-POLE of Radborne/born Jan 10 1829 died Oct 31 1902/buried at Carsington/Succeeded to the Hopton Estate in 1842 and took the/surname and arms of GELL by sign manual in 1865.(Metal tablet)
[Ch057]..... Sacrum memoriae/JOHANNIS GELL Baironetti/qul duxit ux ELIZAB fillia/PERCIVALLI WILLUGHBY militis/per quam progem hum habuit MILLICENT:BRIDGET:JOHANNEM/GULIELM:ELIZAB et ELIANOR/obijt XXVI die Octobris/Anno Dom MDCLXXI/Aetatis suae/LXXIX. (Alabaster monument)
(See photo 062 and 063)
[Ch058]..... This window is erected to the memory of PHILIP GELL Esq M.P. D.C.L. of Hopton who died Jan 25 1842. GEORGIANA ANNE his wife who died April 10 1853/and JOHN NICHOLAS their son who died Aug 18 1836 by ISABELLA THORNHILL GELL the only surviving daughter and sister of the above April 1878.(Stained glass window)
[Ch059]..... Here lyeth RAFF GELL of Hopton sun[sic]of JOHN GELL of Hopton and GODYTHE and EMME his wyffes,which RAFF deceased ye VIIth day of June Anno Dmi M'V'LXIIII/THis body whych of kynde we have ----- to earth it must/A gostly bodye shall at length be raised out of dust/What harm at all recyveth man by yeldyne uppe his brethe/Synce he unto a dyryng lyffe hath passage throughe dethe/God of His mercy meer us those in a lyves booke us writ/Dy must thou onced then yelde thyselfe and dred not deathe a wyt.[Inscription from COX's Derbyshire Churches] (Alabaster tomb)
[Ch060]..... In obitum ANTONII GELLI Armigeri/ANTONIUS GELLUS sapiens jurisp'peritus/qui quondam patriae flosq'decusq'fuit/Hic jacet ob dolor,o, nihil est mortale perenne/quam cito qui viguit mor(s) ruiturus obit/Hoc tuus indoctos erudit lacte minervae/vivendi 0 foelix haec tibi cura fuit/Aedes pauper-ibus pulchras et dona reliquit/sit christum in membris pascit in aeva suis/Ultimum Vale/Dixit vita vale,dixit valeatis amici/dixit et eximo pectore vita veni/Vita veni sine lave insors fine penis/absq'labore quies absq'salus/ Amicorum responsum/Vale in Christo Jesu,vir ornatissime/ nihil mall tibi accidit in morte/Si quid accidit nobis occidit. An Epitaph. The corpse of ANTONIE GELL Esquire/entombed as you see/Lye here,his soul ye everlasting joyes/posses undoubtedlye/ His lyfe,hls deathe,his faith,his hope/are testimonies sure/God grant us many lawiers such/in cuntrie to endure/ By wrongful means he hurted none/but wished all me good/ And helpinge was to such as nedde/yf in his power it stood/ By upright lyfe he learnes to die/by deathe to lyve agayne/ Though earth to earth by course convert/his soule for aye doth ralyne/Mori lucrum.[Inscription from COX's Derbyshire Churches] (Alabaster tomb with effigy)
(See photos 064 and 065 and 067 and 068 and 070 and 071)
[Ch061]..... Heere in this tombe lyeth buryed the/body of ANTHONYE GELL late of Hopton/Esquire and sometinie one of the wor/shipfull companle of the benche In the/Innar Temple in London .Hee at his onlye/cos te and charges founded a free Gram/mar schoole and an almes house in this/towne of Wirksworth. And hathe geven/lande worth by yeare tenne poundes for/ever for the mainteynance of the sayde/schoole and hathe lykewise charged his/manner of Wirksworth called ye/Holland lande which a rente of XX poundes by/yeare towardes the mayntelnance of six poore/aged & impotent psons in ye sayd almeshouse/for ever he dyed ye XXIX day of June Ano Di 1583.(Alabaster monument)
(See photo 069)
[Ch062]..... Sacred to the memory of/STEPHEN HALL/he died Feb 14 181-/ aged -- years/also of/RUTH HALL/wife of the above/STEPHEN HALL/she died March 6th 1836/aged 77 years.(Slate tablet on Alabaster surround)
[Ch063]..... Sacred/to the memory/of/THOMAS TOMLINSON/who died November 18 1866/aged 77 years/also of/MARY his wife/and daughter of STEPHEN HALL/of Middleton/who died June 17 1866/aged 77 years/also of/JANE their daughter/who died October 30 1847/ aged 19 years/MARY HALL TOMLINSON/died February 27 1901/ aged 80 years.(Alabaster tablet)
[Ch064]..... In memory of/WILLIAM WEBB/MD,F.R.C.S. J.P./who died 27th August 1890/aged 59.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 023) and 066)
[Ch065]..... To/the memory of/CHARLES GRATTON/Commissioned Sub-Lieut-enant/from the 3rd Foot Guards in the/Royal Sappers and Miners 1st/December 1812,born at Wirksworth/March 23rd 1780 and died/at Deptford 1848/CHARLES GRATTON commiss-loned/for his bravery at Burgos/served in actions of/8th and 19th of September and 2nd/and 6th of Octr 1799 in Holland/At the last he was wounded/also in Hanover at the passage/of the Duro, D'onoro, Cuidad Rodrigo /Salamanga and Burgos . In the Sappers he was at the San-Sebastian /Pampeluna Passage of the Adour/and the seige of Bayonne and also/in the Netherlands and France.[Extract from the History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners] (Gritstone tablet near Pulpit)
(See photo 022)
[Ch066]..... This Pulpit was erected to the/glory of God and in loving memory of/ALFRED and ELIZABETH ARKWRIGHT/by their daughter EMILY ELIZABETH.(Carving around base of Pulpit)
[Ch067]..... To the glory of God and in affectionate memory of FRANCES ELIZABETH widow of Sir HEW DALRYMPLE Bart.The Choir stalls were placed in this Church AD 1895.(Engraved inscription on stall)
[Ch068]..... Sacred to the memory of HENRY WIGLEY of Wigwall in this parish Esquire son of JOHN, son of RICHARD, who was second son and heir of HENRY WIGLEY of Middleton In this parish, gentleman, who lies interred under the table monument, lineally descended from JOHN de WIGLEY, temp.R.S.JOHN, who bare upon his coat armour Paley of eight peices, embattled argent and gules, which achievement his successors have continued to bear to this time.The first above named HENRY WIGLEY was honest, brave, hospitable, and charitable. He lived honoured and beloved by his neighbours and friends. Et omnibus ille bonis flebilis occidit 27 die Jan 1683 aged 41 years; lyeing under interred -"His short life did a pattern give/ How neighbours, husbands, friends, should live/The virtues of a private life/Exceed ye glorious noise and strife/Of battles won,in those we find/The solid interest of mankind/ Approved by all and loved so well/Though young,like fruit that's ripe he fell./ "He married MARY the sister and at length coheir of JOHN SPATEMAN,of Road nooke in this County,Esq.,who survived him and left issue by her, HENRY, his son and heir who died an infant,4 die Jan 1690,aged 13 years,& lies interred by his father;and three daughters, coheirs, viz.ANN married to JARVIS ROSSELL,Esq.,BRIDGET to Sir JOHN STATHAM, Knight,and MARY to MICHAEL BURTON,Esq.,who to perpetuate the antiquity of their ancient race & the memory of thier worthy father have erected this monument An.Dom 1714". (Alabaster monument)
(See photo 085)
[Ch069]..... To perpetuate/the memories of JOHN LOW son of JOHN/LOW Esqr Lord of ye mannor of Alderwaslee & Ashleyhay in this parish wch JOHN ye/son dyed unmarryed ye 17 day of June 1690/aged 37.And of ELIZABETH relict of NIC/HOLAS HURT of Casterne in Com.Staffd Esq/Sole sister & hair[sic] of ye sd JOHN LOW ye son who/dyed ye 20 day of Aprill 1713 aged 62/ This monument Is erected by her gratefull/son & heir CHARLES HURT Esq Ao Dm 1719.Upon JOHN LOW Esq. Great soul,for whom death would no longer stay/But sent in haste to snatch thy lIfe away/0 cruel death,to those thou takest more kind/ Than to the wretched mortals left behind/Here beauty,youth,and noble virtue shin'd/Free from ye clouds of pride that shade ye mind/Inspired verse may on this marble live/But can no honour to thy ashes glve/ Alleluja!/Great everliving God to Thee/In essence one,In persons three:/ May all Thy works their tribute bring/And every age Thy glory sing.Amen.(Slate tablet on Marble surround)
(See photos 084 and 085)
[Ch070]..... Affectionately dedicated/to FRANCIS EDWD HURT/by his son and/daughters AD 1855.(Four stained glass windows - Two each side of Chancel) Also East wlndow,by public subscription.
[Ch071]..... In memory of/DOROTHY/the beloved wife of/Mr H.L.LOMAS/and only child of T and E.LOMAS/of Wirksworth/Who in undeviating exercise/of her filial duty/fell victim in the/flower of her age/to a malignant fiver/ and died a few days/after her arrival/from London/26th Aug 1833/To record/how highly her distinguished/excellence was esteemed,how affectionatly she was beloved/and how deeply and sincerely her/loss is diplored,this humble tablet/is erected by her faithful friend ANN LONG.(Alabaster tablet)
(See photo 082)
[Ch072]..... To the glory of God/and in loving memory of/WILLIAM HARRY ARKWRIGHT/ Vicar of Wirksworth 1893-1902/Hon Canon of Southwell Cathederal 1900/ died February 1st 1915.(Brass tablet on Alabaster surround)
(See photos 080 and 081)
[Ch073]..... Near this place are deposited/the remains of/FRANCIS HURT of Alderwasley Esq/who died the 6th of August 1783/aged 61/This monument Is erected/to his memory by his eldest son/FRANCIS HURT/as also the remalns of MARY HURT his affectionate wife/who departed thIs life the 6th of March 1801 aged 81.(Alabaster monument)
(See photo 078 and 079)
[Ch074]..... In memory of/FRANCIS HURT Esq/of Alderwasley/who died January 5th 1801/ aged 47/also of ELIZABETH his widow/who died May 7th 1831 aged 75.(Alabaster monument)
(See photos 075 and 076)
[Ch075]..... In memory of/FRANCIS EDWARD HURT/of Alderwasley Esquire/He was born 11th February 1781/and died 22nd March 1854/also of ELIZABETH his wlfe/ daughter of RICHARD ARKWRIGHT/of Willersley Esqulre/She was born 29th May 1780/and died 30th January 1838.(Alabaster monument)
(See photos 074 and 076)
[Ch076]..... Here lyethe ANTONYE LOWE esquyer,servant to Kynge HENRY the VII,Kynge HENRY the VIII,Kynge EDWARD ye VI,Quene MARIE ye I,buried ye XXI day of Decemb AD 1555.(Tomb with Alabaster effigy)
(See photos 073 and 077)
[Ch077]..... Sacred to the memory/of FRANCIS GREEN of/Wigwell Esq/who died 8th of Jany 1782/aged 64 years.(Marble tablet on Slate surround)
[Ch078]..... In memory of/CAROLINE wife of/FRANCIS GREEN GOODWIN Esquire/of Wigwell Grange/who died August 9th 1858/aged 66 years/also of/FRANCIS GREEN GOODWIN Esquire/who died February 10th 1865/aged 85 years/also of CAROLINE daughter of/HENRY & AGNES GOODWIN/who died August 21st 1863/ aged 22 years.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 018)
[Ch079]..... To the glory of God/and/in memory of/8157 Lance Corp JOSHUA GREENHOUGH/ist Battalion Kings Royal Rifles, killed Octr/2Oth 1899 at Talana Hill Natal.87147 Driver ALBERT BROUGH 42nd/Battery Royal Field Artillery,killed May 1st/19O1 at Machadodorp.5602 Private THOMAS SHERRIN 1st/Battalion Derbyshire Regiment died Augt/14th 1900 at Pretoria. Who lost their lives in the service of/theIr Country during the South African/War 1899 - 1902/This tablet is erected by/subscription from the residents of/Wirksworth and neighbourhood.(Brass tablet)
(See photo 019a)
[Ch080]..... The Reverend/THOMAS HARRIS BA/late Vicar of/this parIsh died/the 18th of March 1778/aged 85.(Gritstone tablet)
(See photo 019)
[Ch081]..... To the glory of God and in memory of THOMAS TUNSTALL SMITH MA, 42 years Vicar/of Wirksworth,this Lectern is dedicated by his widow and children 1895.(Brass Lectern)
[Ch082]..... To the memory of/The Rev ABRAHAM BENNET F.R.S./who was XXIII years Curate of Wirksworth/Rector of Fenny Bentley/Domestic Chaplin to/His Grace the Duke of Devonshire/Perpetual Curate of Woburn/and librarian to/His Grace the Duke of Bedford/He was author of a work entitled/ 'New Experiments on Electricity'/which established his reputation for science/amongst the Philosophers of all countries/he died at Wirksworth on the VI day of May MDCCXCIX/aged XLIX years.(Alabaster tablet)
[Ch083]..... To the/memory of WALTER JESSOP/who/departed this life/the 17th of September/1840/aged 44 years.(Slate tablet)
[Ch084]..... To the glory of God/and/In memory of/CHARLES GEORGE MARSDEN/Gunner 107th R.H.A./An Altar server in this Church/killed in action/at El Adem on June 6th 1942/buried at Acroma (Knightsbridge) Cemetery/North Africa/ This Altar was refurbished/Remembrance Sunday 1946.(Brass plaque)
[Ch085]..... In memory of/PHILIP GELL of this/town Esquire who/died on the 25th/day of March 1822/aged 72.also of/CASSANDRA daugh/ter of FRANCIS HURT/ Esquire,his wife/who died on the/l4th day of Novem/ber 1776 aged 22/ and of ELIZABETH/ daughter of JOHN/WRIGHT of Notting/ham Esquire,his se/cond wife who died/on the 6th day of/March 1842 aged 90/The memory of the/just is blessed/Pr 10.7. (Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photos 108 and 109)
[Ch086]..... Beneath this Marble in humble and pious/hope of a blessed resurrection rest the mortal/remains of MARGARET widow of the late/Sir RICHARD ARKWRICHT of Cromford Knight/she departed this life on Christmas day 1811/in the 70th year of her age/This tablet is intended with the truest affection/to commemorate the excelling virtues of/a good and beloved mother and is erected by/her only daughter SUSANNA wife of/ CHARLES HURT Esq of Wirksworth.(Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photos 107 and 108 and 109)
[Ch087]..... This window has been erected by AGNES ELEANOR WOOD to the glory of God/and in memory of her husband NICHOLAS PRICE WOOD and of their daughter MARY AGNES 1880.(Stained glass window)[see Ch89]
[Ch088]..... In memory of/CHARLES HURT/of Wirksworth/who was born on the 28th of June 1782/and died the 16th of December 1852/He was the eldest son/of CHARLES HURT and SUSANNA his wife/daughter of/Sir RICHARD ARKWRIGHT.(Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 111)
[Ch089]..... Brass plaque with same inscription as Ch087.
(See photo 111)
[Ch090]..... To the glory of God and in loving memory of/AGNES ELEANOR WOOD/widow of NICHOLAS PRICE WOOD and daughter of/the Rev NATHAN HUBBERSTY of this town/born May 15 1812 died Dec 8 1892. (Brass plaque)
(See photo 111)
[Ch091]..... The painted window/to the west of this Brass plate/was presented to the Church/April 1858/as a memorial of/RICHARD HURT second son of/ CHARLES and SUSANNA HURT/of Wirksworth/who died 11th of Jany 1851 aged 66 yrs/CAROLINE his wife,daughter of/ROBERT SHUTTLEWORTH/of Barton Lodge Co Lancaster/died 29th August 1827 aged 47 years/and of their children/ROBERT CHARLES killed by the/accidental discharge of his gun/1st February 1838 aged 23 years/RICHARD STEPHEN R.H.accident-ally/killed at sea 22nd July 1834 aged 17 yrs/MARGARET EMMA the wife of the/Rev NATHAN HUBBERSTY/died 14th Novr 1845 aged 32 years.(Brass plaque)
[Ch092]..... This Altar was dedicated/Trinity Sunday 1897/to the glory of God/and in memory of/a brother and sister/JOHN FREDERIC HURT died Dec 11th 1882/ALICE MARY SOPHIA HURT died Nov 17th 1894. (Brass plaque)
(See photo 110)
[Ch093]..... To the glory of God/this Bible/was given by her family/to/Saint Mary's Church/Wirksworth/in memory of/OLIVE ROSE FAWTHROP/26 June 1898 - 12 June 1986.(Inscription in Bible)
[Ch094]..... In memory of/CHARLES HURT Esqr/who died 30th August 1834/aged 76 years/also of SUSANNA his wife/daughter of Sir RICHARD ARKWRIGHT Knt/ she died 4th May 1835/aged 73 years/and of their daughter/FRANCES HURT/who died 10th August 1831/aged 43 years. (Alabaster monument)
(See photos 105 and 106)
[Ch095]..... In memory of/EDWARD NICHOLAS third son of/CHARLES and SUSANNA HURT/ born at Wirksworth 17th January 1795/died 7th August 1867/in London where he had resided/42 years and was interred in/Kensal Green Cemetery/also of/his wife CAROLINE daughter of/JOSEPH STRUTT of Derby/ born 1799 died and was interred/at Hadzor Worcestershire 1834. (Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photos 104 and 106)
[Ch096]..... PETER PRAT born at Wirksworth March Xth MDCCCX died at Derby August Xth MDCCCLXXVI.(Stained glass window)
[Ch097]..... In memory of/JOHN HEAP/who died/June the 27th 1849/aged 84 years/ also of/LYDIA his wife/who died/Octr the 5th 1841/aged 74 years. (Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photos 101 and 103)
[Ch098]..... In memory of/EDWARD GRIFFIN HEAP/who died/May the 9th 1876/aged 65 years/also ELIZABETH/wife of the above/born Feby 17th 1833/died Feby 6th 1917.(Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photos 102 and 098)
[Ch099]..... In humble/thanksgiving/to Almighty God/for the/preservation/of
this Church and town/and/In memory/of the men/from this parish/who gave
their lives/in the 1939-45 War.
HAROLD ATKIN CHARLES GEORGE MARSDEN
FRANK AUSTIN ANGUS MOFFAT
ROBERT BOWMER GEORGE WILLIAM MOORE
ARTHUR BYARD DAVID OXSPRING
PETER DRUMMOND-HAY CLARENCE PARKER
MARTIN PETER FROBISHER REX PICKERING
WILLIAM GRATTON ARTHUR REDFERN
EDWARD HARRIS SAMUEL SPENCER
LESLIE HARRISON GEORGE TAYLOR
SAMUEL HOUGHTON EDWARD UDALE
SIDNEY KINDER GEORGE WILDE
VAUGHAN LEWTAS SAMUEL WOOD
This screen was erected/1949.
(Brass tablet near screen to Vestry)
(See photo 100)
[Ch100]..... This screen was erected at Whitsuntide/1949. S.H.M.WHITE, R.BLACKWALL Churchwardens. S.L.CAIGER Vicar. (Brass tablet on screen)
[Ch101]..... In affectionate remembrance of DANIEL WILSON who died 2nd Aug 1877 aged 71 & of FANNY WILSON who died 7th Sep 1880 aged 76.This window is erected by their children AD 1883. (Stained glass window)
[Ch102]..... In memory/of/ANTHONY R.GARRATT/1932-1985.(Metal plate on 2 flower stands)
[Ch103]..... In memory of/DORA CONWAY/February 16th 1945. (Brass plaque on screen)
[Ch104]..... Sacred to the memory of/MARY TOPLIS/daughter of JOHN and MARY TOPLIS/ who died April the 23rd 1813/aged 72/also/SARAH ELLEN TOPLIS/daughter/ of the above JOHN and MARY TOPLIS/who died May the 12th 1826/aged 82/ Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord/from henceforth ----- (Alabaster tablet)
[Ch105]..... Sacred/to the memory of/JOHN TOPLIS Esq/who died the 24th of March 1826/aged 79 years/also/to the memory of SARAH/his affectionate and beloved wife/who died the 24th of June 1810/aged 55/Be ye also ready. Mat 24.44. (Marble tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 098)
[Ch106]..... In memory of/ROBERT and SARAH TOPLIS/who remains with three of their children two sons and one daughter/and the wives of their sons/were interred beneath/also of/JOHN TOPLIS their eldest son/and of MARY his wife/afterwards wife of/JOHN GRESLEY/JOHN TOPLIS/departed this life April 12th AD 1745/aged 39/MARY GRESLEY/departed this life September 4th AD 1766/aged 50/May they awake to a joyful resurrection/Through the merits of Jesus Christ/our Lord and Saviour.(Alabaster tablet)
[Ch107]..... The tower clock face was restored/re-painted & re-gilded in 1977/by MARJORIE BLACKWELL/in memory of her husband RALPH/Churchwarden from 1948/until his death in 1976.(Copper tablet)
(See photo 097)
[Ch108]..... Near this place/are interred the remains/of THOMAS GELL M.A./late Rector/of Edlaston in this county/he died/the 12th day of April 1789/ aged 63.(Slate tablet)
[Ch109]..... Near this place/are interred the remains/of/JOHN SALT/who died the 9th day of Septr/1787/aged 62/In friendship Steady,in his dealings just/ He lived respected and lamented died/His greatest pleasure to discharge his trust/And punctuality his only pride/also of/MARY SALT/relict of the above JOHN SALT/who departed this life/on the 8th day of Janry/ 1801/aged 73./She was a pious and benevolent woman/and died sincerely regretted.(Slate tablet)
(See photos 095 and 096)
[Ch110]..... In memory of/JOHN TOPLIS Gent/late of this town/who died/on the 23rd of July 1790/aged 72/and of/ELIZABETH His wife/who died/on the 16th of Septr 1794/aged 77/By a conscentious discharge of/every duty both public and domestic/they passed thro' life with the affection/and esteem of all who knew them/ANN daughter of/JOHN and ELIZABETH TOPLIS/ died the 9th of October/1798/aged 48.(Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
(See photo 094)
[Ch111]..... To the glory of God and in loving memory of/THOMAS TUNSTALL SMITH MA/ Vicar of Wirksworth 1851-1893/Rural Dean 1851-1867/who died October 21st 1893 aged 82/This monument is erected by the parishioners/I will clothe her priests with Salvation. (Brass tablet on Purbeck Marble)
(See photos 089 and 090)
[Ch112]..... The gift of MINNIE VICTORIA BEARDSLEY/in memory of her husband/WALTER BEARDSLEY/who died at Melbourne Australia/Sept 6th 1933.(Brass plaque on front pew)
[Ch113]..... These two windows were/given by WILLIAM KILLER in 1958.
[Ch113a]..... In memory of/SAMUEL & ANNE KILLER and their/children JOHN,WILLIAM, MARY & JAMES.(Two Stained glass windows)
[Ch114]..... THOMAS SMEDLEY/died December 10 1822/aged 43 years. (Alabaster tablet)
[Ch115]..... Sacred/to the memory of/JOHN NUTTALL/he died the 3rd of January 1803/ aged 38 years.(Slate tablet)
[Ch116]..... GRACE SMITH/died the 2nd of December/1773/also/JOHN SMITH of/Bolehill/ who died Oct 11 1836/aged 72.(Marble headstone laid flat in Aisle)
(See photo 016)
[Ch117]..... To the memory of/JOHN SATTERFIELD/who died the 27th of/August 1789 aged 54 years/also of/ROBERT SATTERFIELD/his son who died the 6/of February 1773/aged 2 years/also of/ELIZABETH wife of/JOHN SATTERFIELD died at Balderstone on the/28th day of January 1812/aged 77 years.(Marble headstone laid flat in Aisle)
(See photo 015)
[Ch118]..... Same inscription as above on Slate monument on wall.
[Ch119]..... The weather vain was regilded/in 1978 by ELSIE CRESSWELL/in memory of her husband JOSEPH/for many years Headmaster of/Newbridge School in this town.(Brass plaque)
[Ch120]..... Sacred/to the memory of/JOHN SMITH of/Bolehill/who died October 11th 1836/aged 72 years. (Alabaster tablet on Slate surround)
[D001]..... In memory of/HENRY/son of/MARY WALL/----- (Limestone headstone)
[D002]..... PHILIP HUBBERSTY/second son of the Revd NATHAN HUBBERSTY M.A./died 11th October 1882/aged 77 years/ANNE AUGUSTA wife of PHILIP HUBBERSTY of this town/only child of the Revd WILLIAM CANTRELL M.A./of Alvaston Field Derby/she died 7th October 1877 aged 65 years(Granite coped stone in Iron railings)
[D003]..... In memory of/THOMAS NEWTON he departed this life/Octr 15 1810 aged 63 years/SARAH/wife of the above/who departed this life/Octr 27th 1784/ aged 39 years/MARY/wife of the above/who departed this life/Decr 15th 1829/aged 80 years/also SARAH,THOMAS and HENRY/children of the above THOMAS and SARAH/SARAH departed----- [rest buried](LImestone headstone by Church wall)
[D004]..... In/memory of/ESTHER TOMLINSON/who died January 22 1765/aged 59 years/ These grave stones/of the family of TOMLINSON/were restored/by PHILIP HUBBERSTY/their lineal maternal descendant.(Limestone headstone)
[D005]..... FRANCIS TOMLINSON/who died April 6 1724/aged 61 years/also of GEORGE TOMLINSON his son/who died November 4 1771/aged 51 years/also of MARY wife of the above/GEORGE TOMLINSON/who died June 25 1775/aged 65 years/ All of Hopton here deposited.(Limestone headstone)
[D006]..... In memory of/FRANCIS TOMLINSON/late of Manchester/who died April 5 1781/aged 47 years/also of PHILIP TOMLINSON/late of this town/who died May 10 1800/aged 57 years/also of DOROTHY wife of PHILIP TOMLINSON/ who died August 11 1810/aged 57 years/likewise ELIZABETH daughter of PHILIP and DOROTHY TOMLINSON/who died June 1 1817 aged 37 years.(Limestone headstone)
[D007]..... To the remembrance of/JAMES COWLISHAW/who departed this life/l2th of Feb 178-/aged 4 months.(Gritstone ledger)
[D008]..... In memory of/JAMES WALL/of/Wirksworth/who died/March 12th 1874/aged 85 years/In memory of SARAH ANNE/wife of/JAMES WALL/of Wirksworth/who died December 2nd 1854/aged 54 years.(Gritstone headstone,coped stone & railings)
[D009]..... In memory of/JOHN JEBB/GEORGE JEBB/son of/JOHN & HANNAH/JEBB. (Gritstone tomb)
[D010]..... In memory of/HENRY JACKSON/who died the 17th of/Oct 1798 aged 30 years. (Grits tone headstone)
[D011]..... Here lieth the body of/JOHN LATHAM/who----- this/life ----uary 1791/aged 34 years also the/son of JOHN LATHAM/who departed this/life 4 of June 1791/aged 4.(Gritstone headstone laid flat)
[D012]..... In memory of/JAMES SPENCER/who died February 4 1848/aged 82 years. (Limestone ledger[poss entrance to vault]
[D013]..... H.P./In memory of/HANNAH PEAL/who died Feb 3 1851/aged 57 years/----- /who died Decr 25 1840/aged 56 years.(Gritstone raised ledger)
[D014]..... ELIZABETH/the wife of/SAMUEL PEAL/died 22nd of September/1783 aged 26 years.(Slate ledger)
[D015]..... Sacred/to/the memory of/MARCELLUS PEAL/who died at Wirksworth/January 22nd 1886/aged 83 years/and/BETSY PEAL/who died April 28th 1862/aged 62 years/also/SARAH ANNE/their daughter/who died Nov 16th 1867/aged 28 years.(WEBSTER)(Slate & Gritstone headstone,footstone,ledger)
[D016]..... In memory of/MARTHA the affectionate/wife of GEORGE SMEDLEY/who died October 17th 1851/aged 32 years.(Slate headstone laid flat)
[D017]..... WILLIAM WRIGHT/--------1858/------- (Limestone tomb in Iron railings)
[D018]..... S.R. (Gritstone coffin)
[D019]..... In memory of WILLIAM FOX/who died June----- aged 56 years/also of MARY his ----/who died March-----/also WILLIAM and ELIZABETH their children/who died in infancy/In memory of ROBERT FOX their son/ who died April-----/also of ELIZABETH ---. (Limestone tomb)
[D020]..... EDWARD STUBBS/died April the 8th 1782/aged 63 years/MARY widow of the above/EDWARD STUBBS died/the 9th of August 1795/aged 67 years.(Slate tablet on Church wall)
[D021]..... In memory/of JOHN STUBBS/he departed this life/May 5th 1801/aged 60 years/also of SARAH his/wife she departed/this life March 19th 1803/ aged 53 years.(Slate tablet on Church wall)
[D022]..... In/memory of/MARTHA wife of/JOHN SKINNER/who departed this life/August the 21st 1786/aged 53 years/She was an affectionate wife/and a tender mother.(Slate headstone laid flat)
[D023]..... Erected/to/the memory of/ANTHONY WAIN/who died January 29th 1852/aged 78 years/also of ELIZABETH wife/of the above/who died November 11th 1800/aged 35 years.(Limestone headstone laid flat)
[D024]..... Sacred/to the memory of/MARY CHEETHAM/who died January 26th 1844/aged 85 years/also MARY HALL daughter of/JABEZ & ELIZABETH HALL/who died May 26th 1850/aged 27 years.(Slate headstone)
[D025]..... Sacred/to the memory of/HANNAH the wife/of THOMAS BURTON/who departed this life/May the 22 1820/aged 45 years.(Limestone headstone)
[D026]..... SAMUEL SIMS/died March 6th/1813/aged 64 years. Sacred to the memory of/SARAH SIMS GRUNDY/wife of/ANTHONY GRUNDY/died April 26th 1839/aged 57 years.(Brass plaques on Sandstone tomb)
[D027]..... Sacred/to the memory of/JOSEPH HOULGATE late of Alderwasley/who departed this life the 9th of August 1809 aged 75 years/also SARAH the wife of the above/JOSEPH HOULGATE/who departed this life the 10th of August 1799 aged 62 years.(Limestone headstone)
[D028]..... Sacred/to the memory of/ROBERT the son of/JOSEPH and SARAH HOULGATE/ late of Alderwaslee[sic]/who departed this life the 8th of Septr/1797 aged 31 years.(Limestone headstone laid flat)
[D029]..... In memory of/THOMAS BRACE/who died Sep 17 1808/aged----- /also/MARY/wife of the above/who died----- [rest of inscription eroded](Limestone tomb)
[D030]..... Near this place/are interred the remains of/HENRY CALTON/who died the 26th of April 1749/aged 55 years/also the remains of/ELIZABETH/the wife of the above/HENRY CALTON/who departed this life/the 5th of January 1772/aged 83 years.(Slate tablet on Church wall)
(See photos 123 and 124)
[E001]..... These pillars were erected/in memory of/THOMAS and EMMA/ATKINSON/of Wirksworth 1934.(Metal plaque on main gate)
[E002]..... JOSEPH HOLBROOK/late of Ashleyhay/who departed this life/May 30th 1836/ aged 69 years.(Gritstone headstone)
[E003]..... To the memory of/MATTHEW PEAT/of Alderwaslee who died/Dec the 11th 1751 aged 109/years 10 months. Few live so/long,he who lives well/whilst life is given/----- ways ready/---- always fit for Heaven/GEORGE PEAT/who died Dec the 7/[rest of inscription has been buried](Gritstone headstone)
[E004]..... In affectionate remembrance of/JOB PEAT/late of Black Brook/near Belper/ who died Nov 17th 1841/aged 59 years/Near this place/also lie the remains of/MATTHEW PEAT/brother of the above/who died April 7th 1810/ aged 10 years/Farewell dear friends my soul is gone/Unto a world to you unknown/And hear[sic]my ashes must remain/Until they meet my soul again/His end was peace.(ROBINSON Belper)(Slate headstone laid flat)
[E005]..... In memory of/ESTHER the wife of/THOMAS BENTON/----- /also/THOMAS their son/who died May 24th 1833/aged ---(Gritstone headstone laid flat)
[E006]..... ANTHONY GOODWIN/MD/died Feb 24th 1819/aged 67.(Slate headstone laid flat)
[E007]..... Here are deposited/the remains of/FRANCIS GREEN/of Wigwell Esqr/who died the 11th of January/1782/aged 64 years/JANE AGNES GOODWIN/died October 30th 1803/aged 4 years.(Slate headstone laid flat)
[E008]..... Near this place lies the body of PHILIP SHALLCROSS,once an eminent quill driver to the attorneys of this town,he died the 17 of Novr 1787 aged 67. Viewing Philip in a moral light the most prominent and remarkable feature in his character were his real and invincible attachment to dogs and cats, and his unbounded benevolence toward them as well as toward his fellow creatures.To the critic.Seek not to shew the devious path Phil.trode/Nor draw his frailties from their dread abode/In modest sculpture let this tombstone tell/That much esteem'd he livvd and much regrett'd fell.(Slate tablet on Church wall)