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.
GRAVESTONE AND MEMORIAL DETAILS
Example - "B - 059 Ardley
Vera Joyce In Loving Memory Of ''JOY''
VERA JOYCE ARDLEY 1920 -1997 remembering her love
For gravestone and memorial 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.
To use the churchyard plan references to see the
gravestones within each block, click HERE.
Also included in the above are details of one person
whose burial location is unknown.
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.