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Memorial Inscriptions in Laceby Churchyard

Laceby Memorial Inscriptions 

THE MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS IN LACEBY CHURCHYARD COMPILED BY WILLIAM MOORE IN 1894


In memory of RICHARD AMOR who died on the 10th June, 1846 aged 27 years.

Also JOHN AMOR, brother to the above, who died 29th of September, 1826 aged 22 years.


In memory of CHARLOTTE, daughter of J and E ATKINSON. Born September 10th, 1850. Died March 8th, 1851.

“The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Job, Chapter 1, Verse XXI.


Sacred to the memory of ELIZA, the beloved wife of Joseph ATKINSON who died April 23rd, 1859 aged 43 years.

“She cometh forth like a flower and is cut down.
She fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not.”

Also of JOSEPH ATKINSON who perished by a death of violence in returning from Louth to his home at North Cockerington on the night of the 31st August, 1859 in the 33rd year of his age.

“We mourn a Son and Father’s fearful doom

And shall while nature’s crimson current flows

Our sacred grief shall consecrate his tomb

Till mourned and mourners sleep in one repose.”


In memory of CATHERINE ATKINSON who departed this life November 10th, 1847 aged 60 years.

Also of ROBERT ATKINSON, husband of the above, who departed this life June 22nd, 1855 aged 77 years.

“So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”


In Memory of CHRISTOPHER BELL who departed this life the 14th of September, 1795 aged 90.

Also ELIZABETH, his wife, who departed this life the 2nd of June 1796 aged 83.


Also near this place lies MARY BELL, their granddaughter, who departed this life the 22nd of January, 1789 aged 3 years.

“I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live.”


Reader reflect on this tale of woe recorded by the sorrowing parents and five inquiring sisters of CHRISTOPER BELL, an only son and Grandson of the above, aged 30 years who was drowned on crossing the Trent at Burton Stather, March 30th, 1811 on his return from paying a visit to the object of his affection a fortnight previous to their intended marriage.“

"Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh."


This tribute of respect is due to the remains of ELIZABETH BELL, Mother of Christopher Bell, whose melancholy death is recorded on the next stone, who died June 2nd, 1814 aged 58 years.

“What I say unto one I say unto all.”

Also sacred to the remains of CHRISTOPHER BELL, husband of the above who died May the 16th, 18….. aged 74 years.

“For we know ……Tabernacle….. of God…..eternal…..in the heavens.”


Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM BETTS who departed this life August 20th, 1846.

Also of SARAH, widow of the above, who departed this life April 30, 1848 aged 72 years.


In memory of EDWARD THISTLETON BOWER who died October 3rd, 1858 aged 39.

Also of CATHERINE, Daughter of the above, who died October 16, 1856 aged 9 weeks.

“I know that my Redeemer Liveth.”


In memory of FRANCIS BRATTLE who died April 1st 1852 aged 66 years.

Also ELIZABETH, daughter of the above who died July 7th, 1859 aged 45 years.

Also MARY, daughter of the above who died September 25, 1865 aged 55 years.

Also MARIA, wife of the above who died March 12, 1869 aged 75 years.


In memory of ELIZABETH the daughter of John and Elizabeth BROCKLESBY, who exchanged time for eternity October 12th, 1838 aged 35 years.

“For me to live in Christ and to die is gain.”


In memory of ANN, the wife of George BROOKS, who died October XVI, MDCCCLXVIII aged LXXVII years.

Also GEORGE BROOKS, Husband of the above who died September 17, 1883 aged 86 years.

Also of ELIZA BROOKS who died April 29th, 1891 aged 94 years.


In memory of MARY BROWN who died July 26th, 1856. This stone is erected as a mark of respect for and as an acknowledgement of her faithful services during 43 years in the family of the Fields of this place.

“Depart from evil and do good.”

Sacred to the memory of MARY, the beloved daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth BURLEY who departed this life on the 11th May, 1860 aged 18 years.

“My flesh shall slumber in the ground

Till the last Trumpets joyful sound

Then burst the chains with sweet surprise

And in my Saviour’s image rise.”


In memory of THOMAS CLEMENT who died December 20th, 1848 aged 52 years.

Also MILDRED his wife who died March 12th, 1867 aged 66 years.


In loving memory of ROBERT CROPPER. Died March the 17th, 1857.

Also FRANCES, his wife. Died November 23rd, 1874.

“With Christ.”


ROBERT CROPPER. Died March 21, 1801 aged 59.


ANNE CROPPER, wife of the above, died 14 August, 1806 aged 53 years.


Sacred to the memory of ELIZA, the wife of the Rev Thomas DIXON, Rector of this Parish, who died 1833 aged ….. years.


In memory of the REV THOMAS DIXON, Rector of this Parish, who died 22nd of February, 1832 aged ….. years.


In affectionate remembrance of ………..ROBERT ELVIN. Born October 11th, 1843. Died January 28th, 1875.


In Remembrance of MARTIN FRANKISH who died at Holton-le-Clay May 11th, 1874 aged 82 years.

“Ripe for Harvest.”


In Memory of FRANCIS EDWIN FRANKISH, Son of Martin and Eleanor Frankish, who died June 9th, 1842 aged 11 years.

“Happy youth early blest

Rest in peaceful slumbers rest

Early taken from these cares

Which increase in growing years.”

Also ELEANOR FRANKISH


Sacred to the Memory of THOMAS FRENCH who departed this life on the 9th of April 1835 aged 42 years.

Also JAMES FRENCH, son of the above who died in his infancy.

“Struggled through the latest passion

To their dear Redeemer’s friend

To his uttermost salvation

To their everlasting rest.”

Also THOMAS FRENCH, Son of the above, who departed this life on the 17th of February, 1837 aged 7 years.


Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM GRANT who departed this life February 23rd, 1857 aged 52 years.

“Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh.” St Matthew.

Also ANN, the beloved wife of the above, who died April 28, 1864 aged 56 years.


Sacred to the remembrance of Betsey Annie, The beloved Daughter of Henry and Charlotte HOBSON, who departed this life October 9th, 1856 Aged 9 weeks.

“Why should I my love bemoan

Though the darling child is dead

She to early rest is gone

She to Paradise is fled

I shall go to her but she

Never can return to me.”

Also William Henry Gotney HOBSON, Son of the above, who departed this life January 14th, 1859 aged 1 year and 8 months.

“The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away.Blessed be the name of the Lord.”


In memory of William HOBSON who departed this life April 26th, 1848 aged 44 years.


In Affectionate Remembrance of Henry HOBSON who died 21st April 1863 aged 35 years.

“Prepare to meet thy God.”


Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of ….. and Ann HOCKNEY, who died ….. March, 1816.


Sacred to the memory of John HOCKNEY who died May 3rd, 1858 aged 78 years.

Also of Ann HOCKNEY, his wife, who died April 1st, 1853 aged 75 years.

Also Robert HOCKNEY, their son, who died November 20th, 1846 aged 36 years.

“Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.”


This stone is erected to record the melancholy death of Eliza HOCKNEY who after patiently enduring extreme bodily pain for the space of 3 weeks occasioned by her clothes taking fire departed this life February 22nd, 1836 aged 24 years.

“Let sickness blast, let death devour

If heaven must recompense our pain

Perish the grass and fade the flower

If firm the word of God remains.”


Waiting for a glorious Resurrection to Eternal Life, the body of Elizabeth HOCKNEY who departed this life 3rd January, 1821.

“Thy fond maternal kindness yet

Clings round the heart with many ties

Can we that kindness soon forget

Ah no thy children all reply

We still shall feel till that blest hour

Which bids our orphan’d spirits rise

And far beyond death’s conquering power

Swell with our mother in the skies.”


In memory of Thomas HOCKNEY who died May 13th, 1836 aged 50 years.

“The voyage of life’s at an end

The mortal affection is past

The age that in Heaven they spend

For ever and ever shall last.”


Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, wife of George HOLMLY, who died July 13th, 1840 aged 24 years.

Also Charles, son of the above, aged 3 years.

And Maria, their daughter who died in her infancy.

“A cruel death that would no longer spare

A loving wife and tender mother dear

Great is the loss to those she left behind

But she no doubt eternal life doth find.”


The memories of Jehu JOHNSON and Susanna his wife who lie interred near this place.He died 12 November 1773 aged 67.She died 1st January 1770 aged 64.

“The sweet remembrance of the just

Shall flourish when we lay in dust.”


In memory of George, the son of William and Ann JOHNSON, who died May 28th, 1836 aged 14 years. And also Albert, their youngest son who died July 2nd, 1836 aged 10 years.

“They were lovely and pleasing. In their life and in their death they were not divided.”


In memory of Frances, the daughter of Robert and Mary JOHNSON. Died 1st February, 1792 aged 2 years and 7 months.

Mary, wife of the above, who died 27th of November, 1802 aged 47 years.


In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Stephen JOHNSON, who died August 24th, 1811 aged 27 years.

Also Robert, her son, who died September 11th aged 5 years.


Elizabeth Frances, the wife of John JOHNSON, who departed this life March 4th, 1834 aged 43 years.


Sacred to the memory of Ellen, the wife of John George KEAL who exchanged mortality for life January 21st, 1856 aged 31 years.

Also William, their infant son.


In affectionate remembrance of Samuel KENT who died November 30th, 1866 aged 63.

“His end was peace.”

Also Hannah, wife of the above, who died January 27th, 1869 aged 67 years.

“RIP.”


In memory of William KEYWORTH who departed this life June 13, 1842 aged 63 years.

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”


In memory of Harriet, fourth daughter of W and E KEYWORTH who departed this life September 26, 1835 aged 19 years.

“For what is your life? It is even as a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and it vanisheth away.”


Sacred to the memory of Edward LANCASTER, an industrious and faithful servant, having been employed in the family of the Rev Thos Dixon for 60 years. He died on the 20th of February, 1829 aged 76 years.


Sacred to the memory of Mary, the wife of George LAWSON, who departed this life December 17, 1854 aged 46 years.

Also of George, their infant son.

“They’re gone the vital spark has fled

And now they’re number’d with the dead

They’ve gone and we are left to mourn

For they will never more return.”


To the memory of Thomas LIDGARD who departed this life February 28th, 1858 aged 76 years.

Also of Joseph, Son the the above, who departed this life June 1st, 1857 aged 22 years.

“He will raise us up in the last day.”

John, son of the above, who departed this life September 23rd ,1859 aged 28 years.

“And we shall stand in his sight.”


In Memory of Thomas LITTLEDIKE who departed this life March 28th, 1807 aged 47 years.


In Affectionate Remembrance of Robert MARKHAM of Laceby who died at Scartho January 25th, 1870 aged 93 years.

“My flesh shall slumber in the ground

Till the last trumpets joyful sound

Then burst the chains with sweet surprise

And in the Saviour’s image rise.”

“His End was Peace.”


In Affectionate Remembrance of Elizabeth MARKHAM of Laceby who died February 5th, 1868 aged 82 years.

“Here fond remembrance pause and weep

Let filial tears bedew this earth

Dear is the dust: ah sound the sleep

You take in the cold arms of death.”


In memory of Edward MARKHAM who departed this life January 13th, 1840 aged 72 years.

“Tis mercy all immense and free

For O My God it found out me.”

Also Sarah, Widow of the above, who departed this life December 1st, 1851 aged 81 years.


Sacred to the memory of John NEEP who departed this life September 7th, 1843 aged 76 years.

“Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace.”


Sacred to the memory of John NICHOLSON who departed this life on the 22nd day of December 1831 aged 71 years.

“Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.”

Also Mary NICHOLSON, wife of the above, who departed this life on the 8th day of September 1835 aged 80 years.

“Sorrow not even as others which have no hope. For if, we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”


In affectionate remembrance of John OAKE who died December 11th, 1864 aged 18 years.

"And his end was peace."


In memory of Robert PARKER who died July 11, 1855 aged 55 years.

“Died in Peace.”


Sacred to the memory of Ann, the wife of William PHILLIPSON who departed this life August 30th, 1832 aged 78 years.

Also William PHILLIPSON, son of the above who departed this life May 6th, 1818 aged 21 years.


William PHILLIPSON who departed this life January 8th, 1847 aged 79 years.

”How blessed are they for ever bless

For whom the Saviour died.”


Sacred to the memory of Frances, Relict of the Rev H W POWELL, Rector of Heapham in this County, who died June 1st, 1860 aged 76.

“Take ye Heed, Watch and Pray for ye know not when the time cometh.

Also in memory of Charlotte, the youngest daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth BELL. Born August 25th, 1789. Died April 6th, 1878.

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”


Sacred to the memory of Sarah, the wife of Peter QUICKFALL, who departed this life 25th July, 1802 aged 36 years.


Here lieth the body of Thomas RIGALL, an inhabitant of ………., who died February the 3rd, 1781 aged 67 years.

Also of Elizabeth his wife who died June the 7th 1750 aged 37 years.


Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann, Daughter of R and E ROEBUCK. Born April 8th, 1840. Died October 16th, 1840.

“Early she the crown has won

Blest to endless ages.”


In Memory of Mary, the wife of John ROWSON, who died January 14th, 1866 aged 78 years.

“Her end was peace.”

Also of Susannah, Daughter of the above who died April 7th, 1834 aged 15 years.

Also of John ROWSON who died November 19th, 1873 aged 86 years.

“Christ is the end of the Law

For Righteousness to every one that believeth.”


In memory of Mary, the wife of George SARAT and second daughter of W & E Hides of Utterby who died June 20th, 1839 aged 28 years.

Also two of her children who died in their infancy.

“That day will soon be here

When Christ the judge will come

He will with clouds appearAnd take his followers home."


In affectionate Remembrance of Maria, the beloved wife of Newcome SCAMAN, who died April 13th, 1860.Aged 40 years.

Also Maria, daughter of the above, who died February 17th, 1850 aged 10 months.

Also of the above, Newcome SCAMAN, who died February 17th, 1866 aged 55 years.

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”


Also of Sarah Ann SERGEANT who died December 21st 1864 aged 4 years and 4 months, the niece of the above (John Oake).


Here Lieth the Body of Mary, the wife of William SMITH, who departed this life November the 28th, 1789, aged 28 years.

“My heavy loads and weary days are past

I hope my soul in heaven will dwell at last

Therefore dear Friends lament for me no more

I am not lost but gone awhile before.”


In Memory of William STORR who departed this life May 30th, 1835 aged 46 years.

Also of Mary, wife of the above who departed this life September 30th, 1836 aged 49 years.


In memory of Edward TACEY who departed this life the 14th of July, 1791 aged 17 years.

Also of Green TACEY who died May 16th, 1855 aged 81 years.

Margaret TACEY, wife of the above, who died February 1st, 1856, aged 73 years is buried in Hedon Road cemetery, Hull.


In Memory of John TAYLOR who departed this life January aged 87 years.Also of Frances the beloved wife of the above who departed this life July 8, 1849 aged 81 years.

Also of Sarah, the beloved Daughter of the above who departed this life April 21st, 1865 aged 57 years.

“Be ye also Ready.”


In memory of William WALKDEN who died June 19th, 1875 aged 52 years.

“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of the Lord commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing as unto a faithful creator.”


In memory of Sarah, the wife of Edward WATSON who died May 21st, 1821 aged 38 years.

Also of Mary, the wife of Horace WATSON, son of the above, who died April 9th, 1839 aged 23 years.

“As for man, his days are as grass, as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it and it is gone and the place thereof shall know it no more.”


Sacred to the memory of John WEATHERHOG who died September 15th, 1858 aged 57 years.

“Watch therefore for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”


Here lies interred the Body of Thomas WEATHERHOG who died 29th of January, 1833 aged 59 years.

Also Fanny WEATHERHOG, granddaughter of the above, who died 9th of June, 1827 aged 15 months.

“Friends forbear to mourn and weep

While in the dust we sweetly sleep

This wilsome world we left behind

A crown of glory for to find.”


In memory of George WHITWORTH who died November the 28, 1775 aged LXX years.


In Memory of Joseph WILKIN who departed this life April ….., aged ….. years.

“A joyful song from the grave.”

Also of Mary, wife of the above, who died May 28, 1845 aged 79 years.


Sacred to the memory of Woodroffe WILLOUGHBY who was accidentally drowned in the Royal Dock, Grimsby whilst in the discharge of his duty as an outdoor officer in H M Customs on January 7th, 1862 in the 22nd year of his age.

“Out of the depths have I cried unto thee O Lord.”


In Memory of Mary the wife of Robert WILSON who departed this life June 20th 1841 aged 22 years.

“High on her head a shining crown

Bright in her hand the lamp of reason bears

Smiling behold, she points the soul to heaven

And bid the weeping sinners be forgiven.”



Sacred to the memory of Robert WILSON who died May 19th, 1866 aged 56 years.

“In the midst of life we are in death.”

Also of Fanny (wife of the above) who died July 6th, 1866 Aged 46 years.

“He only is my rock and my salvation.”


In memory of Robert WILSON who died on the 7th of January, 1865 aged 87 years.

“His End was Peace.”

Also of Elizabeth WILSON, wife of the above, who died on the 24th of February, 1850 aged 71 years

And of John Overton WILSON, Son of the above, who died on the 28th of October, 1839 aged 20 years.