is a churchyard Plan of the St Mary The Virgin Ashby
St Mary Church for illustration purposes
for a full screen size of the whole churchyard)
- The churchyard
is dominated by the utilitarian concrete war memorial
on the left hand side as you approach the porch which
lists the dead of the village in two world wars.
1914 to 1918 - Earnest W Bush / H Victor Chambers
/ William E Starman
1939 to 1945 - John Stanley Cotton
- At the rear of the church is a gravestone and flowering
cherry tree planted as a memorial to Bridget Evelyn
Gray 1915 to 1997 (wife of Peter Gray).
- The names of families
whose past relatives are easily identifiable from
gravestones/monuments as buried in Ashby St Mary
Alden, Arden, Bacon, Basey, Basey Fisher, Bate,
Bayne, Beddingfield, Begbie, Blake, Blazer, Bullett,
Calthorpe, Carver, Catchpole, Chamberlain, Chapman,
Chubbock, Claxton, Cone, Cotton, Cumby, Daines,
Danbee, Dell, Farrell, Fharaoh, Flint, Forder, Frost,
Garrod, Gilbert, Godfrey, Gray, Hammond, Harwood,
Headden, Hill, Hoddy, Howe, Hurrell, Johnson, Langley,
Marshall, Mayes, Osbourne, Read, Riches, Rudrum,
Rushmore, Sandys, Shreeve, Smith, Starling, Stockings,
Tabor, Taylor, Thurtell, Todd, Veasey, Ward, Whiles,
Whitmarsh, Wickham, Willcox, Wilson
- Other family names
known to be buried in this churchyard as listed
in the Burial register after 1813 include:-
Ardley, Baker, Beales, Bell, Bennett, Bracey, Bracy,
Brereton, Brook, Brookes, Brown, Browne, Bultitude,
Burroughs, Colsey, Crome, Cobb, Coleman, Colman,
Cossey, Crickmore, Davey, Davy, Day, Delph, Dennis,
Edwards, Elliot, Ellis, Fharaoh, Field, Frosdick,
Fisher, Fisk, Gage, Gedge, Gunn, Gunton, Gurry,
Guurys, Halliday, Harper, Heazle, Hindley, Hood,
Hurry, King, Lacey, Lacy, Lake, Leech, Legood, Lord,
Madders, Mansfield, March, Martin, Moore, Nadder,
Newman, Parker, Pitches, Playford, Pottle, Reeder,
Rich, Roberts, Sadler, Sampson, Sillett, Simmons,
Sparkes, Steward, Sutton, Swayes, Tod, Townsend,
Townshent, Utting, Waddell, Walpole, West, Whitwood,
Wigg, Woolnough, Woolsey, Watkinson, Youngs.
PLEASE NOTE - Since they were first recorded, some
inscriptions have inevitably worn away over time,
while others are now difficult or impossible to
read. Visitors to the churchyard may wish to bear
this in mind before undertaking a special or long
journey in the hope or expectation of seeing a gravestone
To submit new or missing information for inclusion
in the above records, please contact Terry Kitt
(details above) or either the Parish Clerk or Webmaster
via the 'Contact Us' tabs. Anyone offering such
information does so on the condition the Parish
Council may determine whether it is included.
For churchyard details click HERE.
It includes a simple A1 type reference which relates
to the above churchyard plan to make it easy for
the user to find the position of a gravestone or
memorial. Also given is the surname, other names
and the inscription.
The churchyard plan has been didvided up into blocks.
To use the churchyard plan references to see the
gravestones within each block, start by clicking
Also included are details of one person whose burial
location is unknown.
NEW 2018 -
GRAVESTONE AND MEMORIAL DETAILS
CHURCH page has been created due to the amount of
detail that has been learnt about its gravestones.
Because of that, the page contains this dedicated
Gravestone and Memorials section. The gravestones
and memorials have not only been been researched
but pictured as well. Even family history of the
names has been found and recorded. It is a comprehensive
and very large piece of history which has had to
be split into several separate documents.
the purposes of listing the Gravestones and Memorials,
a plan shows the graveyard in blocks. Blocks can
be opened via the appropriate link.
It is thanks to councillor Terry Kitt's painstaking
and time consuming research that this piece of Ashby
history has been published.
This new section is almost
complete and ready for publication.