Gravestones in Eltisley Church
Eltisley Church's graveyard contains 337 plots and 5 walll plaques. As at 2015, 484 people are buried in the churchyard, and include 42 Childerleys and 25 Flinders. The earliest inscription dates back to 1755. This page charts the dates, locations and inscriptions of all the graves. The archives on this page were updated in October 2015. The Eltisley & Croxton Parish Registers from 1600 to 1950 have been transcribed by the Cambridgeshire Family History Society (www.cfhs.org.uk) and represent a very valuable resource for family historians.
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Treasured memories of JOHN ROBERT ASHCROFT Who died 21st June 1956 aged 69 “Always in our thoughts” Also his wife VIOLET MARY ASHCROFT Died 11th June 1974 aged 84 “Re-united” In memory of JOAN daughter of VIOLET and JOHN ASHCROFT Born 3rd March 1923 Died 5th February 1999 “Now at peace”
Treasured memories of a loving husband, dad and grandad ALBERT HENRY CHILDERLEY Died 26th September 1985 aged 68 “You left a place no-one can fill we miss you now and always will” Reunited with WINIFRED BLANCHE CHILDERLEY Beloved wife, mum and nan Died 27th March 2009 aged 86 years Loved and remembered always
JANICE EILEEN GURR
In loving memory of a beloved husband and father ARTHUR JAMES CHILDERLEY Died 4th July 1948 aged 68 “In Gods keeping” Also of his son ARTHUR FRANK CHILDERLEY Who died 12th November 1961 aged 59 Also of a beloved wife and mother AGNES ANN CHILDERLEY Who died 16th April 1964 aged 83 “Re-united”
In loving memory of ELIZABETH COZENS The beloved wife of GEORGE EDWARD COZENS Born 12th August 1843, Died 10th November 1927 aged 84 years Also GEORGE EDWARD COZENS The beloved husband of ELIZABETH COZENS Born 4th May 1847, Died 8th May 1928 aged 81 years “They loved the house of God”
In memory of GRACE Daughter of RICH. BONNET EVERSDEN & MARY, his wife Who died 22nd December 1828 aged 19 “See from the earth the faded lily rise it springs, it blows, it flourishes and dies so this fair flow’r scarce blossomed for a day short was the bloom and early the decay”
In memory of RICH. BONNET EVERSDEN Who died 2nd January 1828 aged 52 “Beloved dear friends, weep not for me, but timely warning take. For you may plainly learn and see what soon will be your fate Affliction sore long time I bore, and felt the chastening rod but murmur’d not because I knew it was the will of God. I liv’d by faith in what God wills in his most Holy word I died in faith and now am gone to reap the ….. reward”
In loving memory of JANE The beloved wife of the late THOS FLINDERS Who departed this life 22nd March 1907 aged 93 years “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” Also of THOMAS WILLIAM FLINDERS Son of the above who died 6th July 1929 aged 59 years “At rest”
In memory of JOHN FLINDERS Who died 31st October 1858 in the 63rd year of his life Also MARY the beloved wife of JOHN FLINDERS Who died 1st April 1836 in the 34th year of her life “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth yea Saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours And with their works do follow them”
In loving memory of NELLIE Daughter of GEORGE & MARY FORDHAM Who died 20th November 1918 aged 35 “The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms” “Dear is the spot where Christians sleep and sweet is the strain which Angels pour, O why should we in anguish weep, she is not lost, but gone before”
In memory of ANN Relic of JOHN HAYNES Who died 2nd October 1868 aged 66 “Behold I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised in-corruptible and we shall all be changed”
In loving memory of GEORGE KIDMAN Who died 3rd October 1915 aged 62 Also MARY, wife of above Who died 30th September 1922 aged 72 “At rest” Also of ARTHUR, their son Who fell in France 19th December 1915 aged 27 And WALTER, their son Who fell in France 26th November 1917 aged 29 “Greater love hath no man than these, they gave their lives for their friends”
In memory of SARAH, the beloved wife of JEREMIAH KIDMAN who departed this life 4th December 1869 aged 39 years “Therefore the redeemed in the Lord shall return and come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away”
SPE CERTA BEATÆ RESVSCI ATIONIS IN VLNIS JOHANNIS ET JOANNÆ PARENTVM EIVS CONSOPITVR HIC IN DOMINO MATTHÆS MARSHALL GEN.
OVI POSTOVAM 81 ANNORVM ET VLTRA VITAM STATV VARIO DEGISSET EX EA MIGRAVIT
17 SEPTEMBRIS 1640
HOC FILIVS EI QVARTVS E MARIA FILIA VNICA EDWARDI & ELIZ. COSYN D CROXTON VXORE SVA SECVNDA SVSCEPTVS IOHANNES MARSHALL HONGRIS ERGO DEPOSVIT
In sure hope of a blessed resurrection, in the arms of his parents John and Joan, here sleeps in the Lord Matthew Marshall Gen. who after living for 81 years and more in varying conditions left this life on this day, the 17th of September 1640. John Marshall who was his fourth son by his second wife Mary, the only daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Cosyn of Croxton had this laid down to show his respect.
In loving memory of GEORGE MENYWEATHERS beloved husband of EMILY MENYWEATHERS Who died 26th October 1920 aged 64, 11 months "At rest peace, perfect peace" Also JAMES WILLIAM, their only son who fell in France in the Great War 1st March 1917 aged 23 years “Greater love hath no man than this he gave his life for his friends”
In affectionate remembrance of JOHN MILLARD of Fairview The second son of THOMAS & MARTHA MILLARD Who departed this life 11th March 1879 in the 51st year of his life. Also of two of his children who died in infancy GEORGE buried 7th March 1862 aged 2 and . . . . “It is the Lord let him do what seemeth him good”
In affectionate remembrance of MARTHA The beloved wife of THOMAS MILLARD Who died 8th June 1874 aged 71 “He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds” “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord”
In loving memory of RICHARD NEWMAN Who departed this life 11th July 1900 in his 99th year Also of ELLEN wife of the above Who entered into rest 23rd January 1902 aged 97 This stone was erected by their loving grandchildren “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord that they may rest from their labours”
In dearly loved memory of GEORGE DOUGLAS COCHRANE NEWTON Baron Eltisley of Croxton K.B.E. Laid to rest in Croxton churchyard September 2nd 1942 aged 62 years. High Steward of The Borough of Cambridge. And formerly member of parliament. He loved his country his work and his friends. This tablet is erected by his devoted wife and daughter
For God, King and country in ever loving memory of Corp. MARTIN RISELEY of the 95th Canadian O.S. Batalion The beloved husband of MARY RISELEY and the youngest son of HENRY & ELIZABETH RISELEY Who died 31st July 1916 aged 39 years “Kind was his heart, in friendship true and sound, loyal and true, beloved by all around. His trials now o’er, his battles forever done, a life of endless joy we hope he’s now begun. The Lord knoweth best”
Sacred to the memory of HENRY WHITTET ROSE the dearly loved husband of AGNETTA ROSE Who passed peacefully away 23rd December 1928 aged 63 “In thy presence is fullness of joy” Also of AGNETTA the dearly loved wife of the above Who passed peacefully away 1st February 1932 aged 69 “Until the daybreak and the shadows flee away”
To the dear memory of THOMAS ROSE Who passed away 16th June 1885 aged 63 also Elizabeth his widow born 14 September 1836 died 28 November 1917 aged 81 “It is well with thy husband, it is well with Christ, which is far better call it not death, it is life because the waters are passed, the home is won” “The light of our home is departed, a voice that we loved is stilled, a seat by our hearth is vacant, never again to be filled"
In ever loving memory of a beloved wife and mother MARY HARDWICK SEWELL Who passed peacefully away 24th May 1954 aged 66 years “In heavenly love abiding” Also of her husband and a loving father WILLIAM JOHN SEWELL Who passed peacefully away 18th December 1989 aged 85 years “In Gods keeping”
In the ever glorious memory of Eltisley men who gave their lives in the Great War ALBERT SMITH-CHAPPELL aged 20 died 1918 WILLIAM SMITH-CHAPPELL aged 25 died 1916 GEORGE CHILDERLEY aged 32 died 1915 HARRY CRANFIELD aged 36 died 1917 HARRY E. HAYDEN aged 20 died 1916 SIDNEY G. HAYDEN aged 23 died 1918
ARTHUR KIDMAN aged 27 died 1915 WALTER KIDMAN aged 29 died 1917 HENRY KING aged 26 died 1915 JAMES PAYNE aged 35 died 1917 FRANK RISELEY aged 22 died 1917 MARTIN RISELEY aged 39 died 1916 HENRY G. SEWELL aged 33 died 1916 HERBERT TOPHAM aged 35 died 1915 1914 – 1918 Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945
J. G. SMITH-CHAPPELL
W. G. SMITH-CHAPPELL