More stories about the graveyard of St Thomas

In 1980’s local historian Douglas Boyce did a survey of the graveyard. He also draw a plan of the grave markers. This is a transcript of his notes, but the map is too faint to reproduce.

MARKET RASEN

A 1. In the memory of Sybelley the wife of Thomas GREENWOOD who departed this life Feb. 15th A.D. 1785 aged 45 years also Mary GREENWOOD who died March 7th 1816.aged 63

Also Thomas GREENWOOD who died April 11th 1819 aged 84 (34)

Also George GREENWOOD who died December 29th 1832 aged 53 years (55)

2. Sacred to the memory of Horatio GREENWOOD (who dept this life) February 21st 1844   age 37yrs

Horatio Thomas son of Horatio and Elizabeth GREENWOOD who departed this life September 28th 1836, age 1year and 6 months

“my wife and children dear ed for me are all in vain need not fear shall meet again”

Thomas son of Beth GREENWOOD this life1836

(Buried Thomas GREENWOOD age 77 July 31st )

Row 2 from tree

5. Sacred / to the memory of / Frederick COUSINS / who died October 29th 1826

 / in the 24th year of his age/

 Also Mary JACKSON (widow) / mother of above / who died April 18th 1849/ age 72       

6. Thomas FREER December 14th 1849 age 61 or 2.

    Susannah his wife May 9th 1855 age 67 yrs

7. r2/2 Here lieth the Body of John COUSIN who departed this life January 29th 1791 age – – yrs. Also Mary wife ofJohn COUSINS who departed this life June 19th 1814 age 79 yrs 

8. r2/3.  Here lieth the body of / William CLARKE who departed / this life Tuesday the 28th          May 1771 in the 66th year of his age

Why do we memory departed friends or shake at Deaths Alarms. Tis but the voice that Jesus sends to call them to his Amen”

9. Here lieth the body of / Elizabeth the wife of William CLARKE / who departed this life / Wednesday the 16th day of / October 1771  66th year of her age (widow)

10. r2 To the memory of John COX who departed this life Aug 2nd 1810 aged 45 years.

           (postmaster)

11. To the memory of Elizabeth COX who departed this life November 10th 1832 age 63 years

12. r2 In memory of Mary wife of George LEVICK who departed this life NOV 26th 1848.       Aged  57 years.

       Also Edward (Edwin) son of above who died November 11th 1842 aged 27 years.

13  r3. In the memory of Margaret COPPIN who departed this life August 9th 1821 Age65      

         Yrs

14.  In Memory of John COPPIN who departed this life June 21st 179 (1790) 

15.  In memory Eleanor wife of Thomas SHARMAN (SHEARMAN) who departed this life 

       July 27th 18xx.. age 32 years

       (Eleanor, daughter of above who died Feb 27th 1815 age 4yrs.

        (Elinor SHEARMAN 7.8.1828 age 63 years)

16. In memory of Martha daughter of Jonathan and Ann WATMOUGH who departed this       

       Life August 2nd 1794 ?  

       ( { blank} daughter of Jonathan and Ann WATMOUGH buried 15th May 1797)

       ( Also Charlotte  22 Sept 1803 )

17.  In memory of Jonathan WATMOUGH who departed this life June 1st 1827 aged 68  

     Yrs

     Also Ann WATMOUGH wife of the above who died July 8th 1830 (1839 age 84  

     yrs)

   18. In memory of Sarah DANBY who died 18th June 18.. age ..

         (1837 age 82)

   19. In memory of Charles BENTON who departed this life December 14th 1829 age 44 yrs 

         And Mary Ann his daughter who died the 17th year of her age. Also 6 children who  

   died in their infancy.

   ( Mary Ann buried 25.3.1827)

  1. Charles buried 11.6. 1813  ]  =Ancestry.co.uk
  2. William buried 1.6.1813      ]
  3. Charles buried 17.9.1814   ]
  4. John buried 6.6.1828          ]
  5. Sarah buried 24.4.1831      ]

    20.r5. In memory of Edward BOCOCK who departed this life December 26th 1843 age  

             36yrs

    21  To the memory of James BORDASS who departed this life September 14th 1851

           Age 84yrs

           Mary wife of James BORDASS died March 6th 18xx.. age 76yrs  (1846)

           Also daughter Elizabeth and Ann. (Elizabeth buried 22nd Nov 1855 age 38 )

           (Ann [e} buried 27th April 1827 age 21yrs)

    22.r7  In memory of Mary wife of Edward KENNINGTON who departed this life October

           21st 1850  / age 73yrs

                                                                                                                                                                                    G Taylor 13th June 1830 68

    23. r8/1 Sophia TATESON June 10th 1815 age 25yrs

    24.  Thomas KENNINGTON died October 28th 1831 age 57yrs

B1. Catherine. Widow of Alexander KNIGHT  died 6th January. 1827 aged 80

2.  Alexander KNIGHT died 12th December 1826. aged 81

3.  Samuel CROPPER  died 29 September 1841. aged 29  (49) 

4.  Joseph NASH died 17th January 1841. Age 73

Also James son of Joseph NASH died April 20th 1839 age 28

  •  Thomas NETTLESHIP   d…..   aged…..
  •  M R 1746
  • John NETTLESHIP d. August….. age…..(1834 aged 64 ?)
  • William ………son. (JACKSON  or …WSON ?)
  • Thomas Jackson (Buried 1.2.1848. aged 78)
  1.  William WELLS  died 28 August 1835.  age 40

(No. it is Anne wife of William. See Register)

  1.  John AUDIS Gentleman formerly of West Torrington. Died 14th February 1823. 78th   year

Also Thomas LEE. grandson in law to the above. died 31st May 1830. aged 45

Also Mary LEE  daughter in law of above John AUDIS,  died 23rd November 1831. aged 67

Also Catherine LEE died 20th December 1844. aged 72

12   Mary wife of James WALLIS died 22nd January 1837.  aged 44

13    John DUNN  died June 1811  age 34  (17th June 1844.  aged 33)

 25.  Mary wife of Thomas KENNINGTON died August 21st 1838.  aged 72yrs

 26. r9/2 John CHAPMAN who died February 23rd 1837. aged 67yrs

        Elizabeth wife of above who died April 7th 1853. aged 77yrs

 27.  Susanna wife of the late Benjamin COLEMAN of Lincoln. June 6th 1843. aged 50yrs

 28. r9/4 Elizabeth daughter of Patrick and Sarah SHARKEY. September 22nd 1829. Aged

        15yrs

        Also Mary their daughter who died June 17th 1832. aged 18yrs

 29. r9/5. Joanna the wife of Nicholas BELLAMY who died December 22nd 1766 aged

          42yrs

30. r9/6. Nicholas BELLAMY  January 9th 1784 aged 52yrs

Section A near East Gate

31.  1846  85yrs

32,  ?

33.  Anthony THORNTON ( 15.2.1833 buried  67yrs)

34.  ? Oct 1838 age 40   ( James BOND buried 7th)  also Charlotte relict of the above    

        died 11 Nov 1872  age 66

35. Pillar.  Zephaniah BARTON  M.D. for many years an eminent practitioner in this   

      town  died 17 Nov 1854  age 74

      also Jane his wife  died 26 Nov 1865  aged 80 and 4 of their children

      Thomas a medical student died 27 Oct 1826  age 17

      John who died from a gun shot wound accidently  22 June 1822  age 6

      Maria who perished from the wreck of the Pegasus off Holy Island, 19 July 1843  

        aged 27

        George, BA of Pembroke College Cambridge died Aug 7th 1850.  aged 26

        ( missing top is William BORMAN  eldest)

   36.  Anne the wife pf Edward TOWLER  April 27th 1815  39th year, also Edward

                Stainton TOWLER their son  died 29 Oct 1851  aged 3 months?

C1 to C23

1.   ?    who departed this life January 19th 1817 or 1847  age 34 years

2.  In loving memory of Rebecca daughter of Chas and Mary RICHARDSON who died April   

25 1819  age 17years

3.  ?

4.  John BE…. Who departed this lfe August 21st 1830  aged 39 years

     ( Martha BENNETT only one buried August 1830 )

5.  Sacred to the memory of James son of James BENNETT and Anne his wife who   

      departed this life October 17th 1824  aged 54 yrs

      also Thomas brother of the above who died March 22nd 1832  age 56 yrs.

6.  Sacred to the memory of John BENNETT who departed this life February 10th 1837 

      aged 69 years. a loving husband, a tender father and sincere friend. Also in memory of   

John son of the above who died in America on the 12th August 1840  aged 31 yrs

7.  Sacred to the memory of Thomas GIBBONS who departed this life March 27th 1845   

     age 76 yrs

8.  Sacred to the memory of Joseph GIBBONS who departed this life October 24th 1841/

      Age 28

9.  In memory of Henry son of Thomas and Sarah GIBBONS who departed this life  

September 21st 1821  age 6 yrs

                                                          ONLY C1 – 9 FOUND

Inside church

  1.  Near the door.  In memory of Mary DYMOKE, widow of Edward DYMOKE

of Waddingworth Esq

She was first married to John BOOTH of Market Rasen Esq wholieth interred near this place and was one of the daughters of John LODINGTON of Fonaby esq in Lincolnshire, who died 22 June 1740  age 90yrs

  •  Kathleen Emily TORRENS  Oct 1946

     3.  Rev. James WALTER  BA. Fellow of CCC Cambridge and for 52years Vicar of this    

     parish. Died 8 Feb 1845  aged 86  and buried at Kingerby

     His widow Frances WALTER placed this tablet

5.  is 3  William WRIGHT  slab May DYRAKE  1740

     In tower 1.  H GODD  2. J BAXTER 

     4. Mary BARNETT   ( see back of 3 )

6.  in 5  Thomas BOOTH  6.  Matt BARNETT

In Tower.  Here lyeth the body of / Robert SIMONS of / Rasen ……who died /      

     December the 22nd 1733 / age 34 years

     T o E  – In memory of / George SHUTTLEWORTH esq who departed this life /

     November the 13th 1806 aged 68 years / Requescant in Peace

     T o S – Here lieth the body of John SCOTT of Market Rasen Mencer who departed   

     this life the 28th day of April 1750 ?  in 68th year ?

S Aisle.    [   ?   ]

     Depar ]ted this lif [e

      : iv of August 17

      63rd year of his age

Before alter

?

Window. “Thanks be to God for the victory for the courage and devotion of their safe  

               return”

               C G ALKIN                     J W HOLMES

               F E BAYES                    J HORN

               F COCKING                   A L KING

               J COLLINS                    E HYENS

               H W DENT                     A G PALMER

               V A EAST                      E PLUMTREE

               W A FOWLIE               J T SELLARS

               H A FULLER                 J SKAYMAN

               R S HALL                      J E SMITH

               J D HANCOCK              R SMITH

               T H HOLMES                 R W SUTTON

                                                      A R WOOD

Row 11.  In memory of Henry son of William and Sarah STEPHENSON who died

S 10.       February 11th 1837  aged 9 yrs 6 months

                Also Edwin STEPHENSON who died in infancy Feb 27th 1837

                Also Ann STEPHENSON who died in infancy July 20th 1838

S 11.       In memory of Eliza daughter of William and Sarah STEPHENSON who

               Died of consumption Nov 6th 1851  age 22 yrs

Row 10    Sacred to the memory of Joseph KENDALL son of the late Joseph and

S 12         Ann KENDALL who departed this life  November 26th 1843 aged 65 yrs.

Also Elizabth widow of the above who died June 24th 1875 aged 75 yrs

13        Mary KENDALL daughter of Joseph and Ann KENDALL who died February         25th 1842 age 72yrs

                Near this place is the remains of Ann KENDALL neice of Mary and

                daughter of the late George KENDALL who died May 23rd 1822  aged 20

                 yrs  

Northside

   14         In memory of William CLEAVER who died March 30th 1831  aged 10 yrs

                (40 yrs in records )  

   15           In memory of Martha daughter of Parnell and Maria JOHNSON who died  

                  November 19th 1852  aged 4 yrs 7 months  ( records Mary)

   16          Outside this enclosure rest the remains of Miss Mary CLARKE daughter of C  

                  H CLARKE  M.D. of Louth in this county who died at Market Rasen 12th

                  February 1854  aged 62

   17          Within this enclosure rest the remains of the Revd Matthew BARNETT

                 And Mary his wife also those of their two daughters Mary and Anne

                  BARNETT all of whose deaths are recorded on tablets within

                 this church. 1895

   18.        In memory of George AXE who died July 24th 1843  aged 53/57

                Also of Elizabeth his wife who died April 6th 1845  aged 43/47

   19          Mary EMSWORTH who departed this life July 13th 1841  age 35

                  Also of Charlotte GIBBONS  August ? 1841 ?

                  ( records 26th August aged 30, 1841 )

    20          John COOKE who departed this life January 17th 1852  age 68

                   Also of Mary wife of above who died February 12th 1852  age 66

Southside

                     ? Joseph  1780  and Anne 1780  Thomas 1824  age 81

Row 11..21.  In memory of ? who departed this life February 3rd 1791  age 42 yrs     

                           (Records = Sarah wife of Thomas PARROTT who was buried

                     February 5th 1791 )

              22.  Sacred to the memory of George son of John and Ann SLATER who   

                        departed this life April 11th 1844  aged 23 yrs

Row 12. 23. In memory of George WARD who departed this life April 13th 1833 age 66

                     yrs. Also of Margaret widow of the above who departed this life      

                     September 27th 1845 aged 77 yrs

                        In memory of Elizabeth HUNT daughter of George and Margaret WARD          who departed this life September 20th 1841 Aged 34 yrs