Worth Matravers

Memorial Inscriptions

Many thanks to the transcribers and photographers
of the Memorial Inscriptions on these pages.

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Section A

 

* Additional Text
 


Peter Newman
1990
 


 

 

Jobe Day who died Dec 18th 1883 aged 64 years

Also
Henry Bower Day
son of the above who died May 26th 1842 aged 3 years
 

Also
Rachel
wife of the above who died Feb. 28th 1886 aged 83 years

 

 


Photo by Susan Butchers - 2011


HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM BOWER
WHO DROWNED IN SWANAGE BAY
BY BEING UPSET IN AN OPEN BOAT
SEP 25TH 1794 AGED 33 YEARS

ALSO
WILLIAM BOWER AND MARY HIS WIFE,
FATHER AND MOTHER TO THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO LIETH HERE

MARY DIED APRIL 20TH 1800 AGED 71 YEARS

ALSO
WILLIAM DIED DEC 7TH 1800 AGED 76 YEARS

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SARAH WIFE OF SAMUEL DEWLAND
WHO DIED JAN 15TH 1801 AGED 43 YEARS

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

 

HENRY TURNER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 18TH 1871
AGED 71 YEARS

 

ELIZABETH TURNER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB 9TH 1883
AGED 81 YEARS


Photo by Jan Marsh - 2014

 

 

In Loving Memory of
Henry Day
who departed this life Oct 28
th 1894 aged 80 years
 


 
 

To the memory of
Edward Barnes
who died May 11
th 1808 aged 38 years
Near this place also interred his father and many more of the family

 


 


To the Memory of
George Corben
who departed this life Jan 13th 1891 in his 89th year

 

 


Photo by Jan Marsh

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DOLLY GRANT 1951 -1972

 


Section B


P.P.
1802   
E.G 1845?
 

 


JAMES BOWER
WHO DIED NOV 23RD 1881 AGED 74 YEARS

ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH ANN DIED APR 30TH 1842
AGED 16 DAYS
ROSE SMITH DIED MAY 11TH 1858
AGED 15 MONTHS
HUBERT DIED JUNE 28TH 1866
AGED 14 YEARS
MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 5TH 1899
AGED 84 YEARS

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Photo by Susan Butchers - 2011

 


In Loving Memory of
Richard Smith who died May 20th 1829 aged 70 years

Also of
Sarah his wife who died Oct 6th -? Aged 77 years
 

 


To the Memory of
Jane
wife of
Edward Hide who died Mar 28th 1836 aged 53 years
 


 

To the Memory of
Mary wife of Samuel Smith
who died April 2nd 1803 aged 67 years

Also
Esther Smith
who died Mar 29th 1783 aged 14 years

Also
Peggey Smith
who died Dec 21st 1784 aged 7 years
daughter of
Samuel and Mary Smith
 

 


Sacred to the Memory of
George Smith
who died May 26th 1851 aged 63 years
*
 


 


To the Memory of

Thomas Smith
died May __? 1886 aged 69 years.
And also wife of the above Mary ___?

 


 


Sacred to the Memory of
George son of George and Elizabeth Smith of Middlebore
who departed this life May 20th 1848 aged 28 years
 


 


Sacred to the Memory of
Sarah
the wife of Moses Baker
and daughter of George and Elizabeth Smith
 of Middlebore who departed this life June 23rd 1843 aged 30 years.

Also of the above
Moses Baker who died Dec 12th 1870 aged 72 years. Asleep in Rest
 


 


Sacred to the Memory of
Eliza Ann
daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Bower born August 11th 1826
died Oct 30th 1827

Also
Ambrose Bower
 son of the above born Dec 1st 1820 died Mar 29th 1833

Also
Edwin Bower
son of the above born July 23rd 1828 died June 28th 1848
 

 

In Memory of
 

 
SARAH

Wife of THOMAS DAMON
WHO DIED JULY 1ST 1876

AGED 57 YEARS

 

I AM THE RESURRECTION
 AND THE LIFE

 

To The Memory Of

WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 28
TH  1852
AGED 46 YEARS

His end was peace

 

ALSO OF
ANN SMITH
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 21st 1870
AGED 63 YEARS

This stone was placed here by their nephew John Miller who with their dear children deeply feel their loss
 


 

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF

ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 25 - 1871
AGED 66 YEARS

 

ALSO of JOSEPH SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 19 - 1885
AGED 80 YEARS

*

 

 

In
Memory Of

 
SAMUEL SMITH

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 5TH 1871
AGED 71 YEARS

*

ALSO OF MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 26TH 1872
AGED 68 YEARS
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ALSO MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 20TH 1847
AGED 12 YEARS

 
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF

 

ANN WATERMAN


WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON CHRISTMAS DAY 1890
AGED 60 YEARS

 

SWEEPING THROUGH THE GATES
OF THE NEW JERUSALEM
WASHED IN THE BLOOD
OF THE LAMB

 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY

OF

JAMES VOSS ESQ.
OF WOODY HIDE
 WHO DIED MARCH 6TH 1863

 


SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

JOHN SMITH
DIED NOV 1ST 1872
 AGED 62 YEARS

ALSO

ELIZABETH SMITH
WHO DIED 28TH JULY 1855
AGED 51 YEARS

ALSO OF
SARAH ANNE HER DAUGHTER
DIED  _? 1838
AGED 16 YEARS

 

 


In Loving Remembrance of
Jane Smith
who entered into rest
April 4th 1885 aged 68 years

Also
In Loving Memory of
James Smith who entered into rest Sept 19th 1887 aged 80 years
*

 

JOANNES MCLAUGHLIN

ORPE MARITIMAE CUSTOS GUARDIAN
AETATIS SUAE ANNES

 

WHO DIED 27 DEI DEC 1858

(Latin text)


 

MARGARET McLAUGHLIN

WIFE OF ALEXANDER MCLAUGHLIN
COASTGUARD

 
SHE DIED FEB 16TH 1855
AGED 57 YEARS?
LOVING WIFE AND KIND MOTHER
LIES SLEEPING HERE
*

ALSO
MARGARET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MAY 22ND 1862


 

Here lieth the Body of Mary
Daughter of Robert and Sarah
Nineham, Who departed this life
Jun the 24th 1761. Aged 34 years.

In Love i liv'd in Peace i died,
Life was defir'd Which Chrift denied.

 
Here lyeth the Body of
Sarah Wife of Robert Nineham
Who departed this life May 26th
1735: Aged 43 years.

Under that Tomb
lies my Father and my Son:
Also my mother in this grave.
Here alfo lieth the Body of
Robert Nineham, Who departed
this life November 13th 1761
Aged 72 years
Here lyes the Body of Richard
Smith
Who Departed this life
September ye 25th 1722
Aged 62 years

Here alfo lieth the Body of
John
Son of Richard and Elizabeth
Smith,
Who departed this life the 3rd Day of
November 1759. Aged 70 Years

 

 


IN MEMORY OF
MARY

DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND RUTH CULL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 2ND 1817
AGED 2 MONTHS

ALSO
GEORGE FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC 21ST 1859
AGED 71 YEARS

ALSO
WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 16TH 1848?

AGED 35 YEARS


ALSO

RUTH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE GEORGE CULL
WHO DIED APRIL 30TH 1857
AGED 83 YEARS

 

ALSO
MARIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 4TH 1853
AGED 49 YEARS

 

IN
MEMORY OF

 

ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM SPENCER

WHO DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1869
AGED 67 YEARS

 

ALSO MARY HER DAUGHTER
WHO DIED MAY 7
TH 1878
AGED 47 YEARS

 

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD SMITH
WHO DIED 18th FEB 1779
AGED 70 YEARS

ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th FEB 1788
AGED 82 YEARS

ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN
JAMES, ANN, TIMOTHY AND SARAH

JAMES DIED 28th JULY 1792 AGED 54 YEARS

ANN DIED 28 FEBRUARY 1795 AGED __? YEARS

TIMOTHY DIED __? JULY 1804 AGED __? YEARS

SARAH DIED __? JUNE 1805 AGED 64 YEARS


OUR FLESH SHALL SLUMBER IN THE GROUND
T'LL THE LAST TRUMPET'S JOYFUL SOUND
THEN BURST OUR CHAINS WITH SWEET SURPRISE
AND IN OUR SAVIOURS IMAGE RISE

 

 

IN MEMORY OF

JAMES CULL
WHO DIED AT LANGTON
DECEMBER 20
TH 1875
AGED 69 YEARS

 

ALSO OF HARRIET CULL
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT LANGTON
MARCH 30 - 1876
AGED 66 YEARS

(ILLEGIBLE)

 

G.W. VANNECK ESQ. 1840

 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF


JANE WIFE OF WILLIAM SALWAY
WHO DIED MARCH 11TH 1839
AGED 54 YEARS

ALSO OF
WILLIAM SALWAY
HUSBAND OF WIFE AFORENAMED
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 12TH 1848
AGED 67 YEARS

NATIVE OF BICKENHALL
 COUNTY OF SOMERSET

 

 

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF

ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM NINEHAM
WHO DIED AUG 29TH 1878
AGED 59 YEARS
*
ALSO
WILLIAM HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUG 5TH 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
*

ALSO OF THEIR SONS WILLIAM JOHN
DIED AUG 29TH 1840
AGED 1 YEAR

THOMAS BARNES DIED JULY 11TH 1845
AGED 3 YEARS

JOHN DIED APRIL 1ST 1860
AGED 14 WEEKS

JAMES DIED JAN 12TH 1864
AGED 6 WEEKS

NOT LOST GONE BEFORE

 


Samuel Ford

born Sept 14th 1876 died Feb 17th 1880
The flower fadeth
 

Also of
Beatrice Martha Ford sister of the above
who died Nov 26th 1886 aged 1 yr and 4 m
 


 


Here lies the body of
Captaine John Colier of Quar
youngest son of William Collier of Piddletrenthide esq.
who died June 3rd anno domini 1705 aged 83 years
 


 


Here lies the body of
Elizabeth Collier wife of Collier of Quar esq.
departed this life 18th __?
 




In Memory of
George Cull son of Thomas and __?
departed this life Oct 28th 179(8) aged 29 years
*
 

 

In Memory of
Joseph Cull
 

 

Ann Cull
died June 19th 1759 aged __?
 

 

George Cull
who departed this life __?
 

 

Mary Cull
who departed this life Apr 16th 1780 aged 40 years
 

 

Cull
 

 

Jesu Mercy
The waters of the sea shall __? them
and the floods shall __?
 

 


MARGARET SPROULE

WHO DIED APRIL 8TH 1878

AGED 64 YEARS

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Sacred
To the Memory
of
Benjm Jesty of Downshay
who departed this life
April 16th 1816
aged 79 years
______________

He was born at Yetminster in this
County and was an upright honest
Man particularly noted for having
been the first Person (known) that
introduced the Cow Pox
by Inoculation and who from
his great strength of mind made the
Experiment from the Cow on
his Wife and two Sons in the year 1774

 


SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL BEATON
WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1843
AGED 61 YEARS

*

ALSO OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF SAMUEL BEATON
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1843
AGED 68 YEARS

SACRED to the MEMORY
of SUSANNA BEATON
A
native of Stoke sub Hamden
who died Nov 7th 1828
Aged 85 years

 

The righteous shall be __?
 



Sacred to the Memory of
Elizabeth Jesty
Relic of the late Benjamin Jesty of Downshay
who departed this life Jan 8th 1824 aged 84 years
 

 

In Loving Memory of
Mary Jane wife of John Stevens of Eastington
died Apr 3rd 1898 aged 50 years

Also of
Sydinia daughter of the above
died Sep 23rd 1898 aged 20 years
*

 

Margaret
daughter of John and Elizabeth
Brown
 

 

In Loving Memory of
Robert Beavis who died __?

Ann the wife of Robert Beavis
who died __? aged 85 years
*

 

In Memory of
John Martin Beavis son of Robert and Ann Beavis
who died Dec 13th 1826 aged 13 years
*
Also
Sarah Beavis sister of the above John
who died June 8th 1836 aged 7 months
 

 

In Loving Memory of
Charlotte Beaves
died July __? 1876 aged 4 years

Also
Susan Beaves
died Jan 18th 1881 aged 31 years

Also
Eliza Beaves
died Oct 26th 1881 aged 37 years
Daughters of Thomas and Ann Beaves
Annie May Beaves died Mar 1st 1881 aged 9 months
daughter of George and Jane Beaves
*
 

 

In Loving Memory of
Sarah Ann beloved wife of John Turner
who fell asleep in Jesus Jan 17th 1896 aged 56 years

Also of the above named
John Turner
First Sub Postmaster of this village
who died 8th Feb 1913 aged 68 years
 

 

In Loving Memory of

the beloved children of George and Jane Beaves

Annie May Beaves born 7th May 1880 died 1 Mar 1881
Sarah Jane Beaves born 4th Dec 1883 died 15th Apr 1889
Susan Annie Mabel
born 23rd Nov 1890 died 8th Dec 1898
*