Monumental Inscriptions Index Coverage

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indicates that some entries have photographs of headstones or additional information for people in this location.

The Indexes cover the following churches / cemeteries and periods :
Location Church / Cemetery Dates covered 1 Dates covered 2 Dates covered 3 Churchyard / Cemetery Plans Notes
Arreton St George's Church 1901-1971 Also covers some burials at Arreton Gore Cemetery, and the civil portion of St George's Churchyard
Arreton Gore Cemetery 1909-2013 Some burials at Arreton Gore Cemetery are entered in the St George's Church registers
Barton St Paul's Church 1901-1979
Bembridge Holy Trinity Church 1901-1990
Binstead Holy Cross Church 1758 - 1900
(some)
1901-1908
Bonchurch St Boniface Church 1901-1939
Brading Congregational Church 1901-1974
Brading St Mary's Church 1567-1900 1901-2009 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 5.
Brighstone St Mary's Church 1696-1900
1901-1987 1988-2009 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 9.
Brook St Mary's Church 1727-1900 1901-1978 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 13.
Calbourne All Saints' Church 1700-1900 1901-1975 note 15.
Carisbrooke St John's Church 1901-1940 Churchyard plans
Churchyard plans - transcription (PDF file opens in new tab / window)
note 25.
Carisbrooke St Mary's Church 1640-1899 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 18.
Chale St Andrew's Church 1697-1900 1901-1987 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 19.
Colwell Bay Baptist Church 1901-2010 note 22.  note 33.
Cowes Holy Trinity Church 1831-1900 1901-1927
(and some later)
note 11.
Cowes St Faith's Church
no burials
1927-1985 note 2.
Cowes St Mary's Church 1765-1900 1901-1966 note 23.
East Cowes Congregational Church 1901-1939
East Cowes St James's Church 1901-1966 Churchyard Plans by Elaine Chester 2015/6 includes some burials in
Kingston Rd Cemetery
Freshwater All Saints Church 1670-1900 1901-1987 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 10.
Gatcombe St Olave's Church 1644-1900 1901-1987 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 7.
Godshill All Saints Church 1615-1900 1901-1986 1987-2012 (partial) note 29.
Godshill Bridgecourt Cemetery 1924-1999 Cemetery plan note 30.
Gurnard All Saints Church
no burials
1901-1994
Havenstreet St Peter's Church 1901-1991
Kingston St James's Church 1704 - 1900 1901-1985 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 21.
Mottistone SS Peter's & Paul's Church 1695 - 1900 1901-1971 1972-2011 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 12.
Newchurch All Saints Church 1901-1934 An overview of the site can be found at Site plan
Newchurch Parish Cemetery 1912-2010 Contact John Earley for plot locations
An overview of the site can be found at Site plan
note 31.
Newport St Thomas's Church
no burials
1901-1956 note 1.
Newport Unitarian Church
no burials
1905-1980
Newport Parkhurst Garrison Church 1901-1956
Newtown Church of the Holy Spirit 1831- 1900 (some) 1901-2000 1961-2010 (some) note 20.
Niton Baptist Church 1901-1965
Niton St John's Church 1734-1900 1901-1987 Churchyard plans (1986/7) note 28.
Northwood St John's Church 1697-1900 1901-1987 Churchyard plans
(links to Northwood Village website)
note 16.
See also Northwood Village website Burials database
Porchfield Congregational Church 1901-1978
Ryde Holy Trinity Church 1920-1949
Ryde St John's Church 1901-1985
Sandown Christ Church 1847-1900 1901-1988 Churchyard plans (1989) note 8.
Sandown St John's Church 1969-1988
Shalfleet St Michael and All Angels' Church 1901-1987
Shanklin St Blasius' Church 1901-1940 Churchyard Plan and Index [St Blasius' Church website]
Shorwell St Peter's Church
St Helens St Helen's Church 1901-2005 Churchyard plans (1989)
St Lawrence St Lawrence's Church 1903-1986
Thorley St Swithin's Church 1631-1897 1885-2009 Old Churchyard plan note 17.
note 27.
Totland Bay Christ Church 1883-1900 1901-2011 note 14.
Totland Bay St Saviour's R.C. Church 1886-1900 1901-2012 note 26.
Ventnor St Catherine's Church 1905-1978
Wellow Baptist Church 1838-2012 note 34.
Whippingham St Mildred's Church 1901-1940
Whitwell St Mary with St Rhadagund's Church 1901-1912
Wootton St Edmund's Church 1767-1900 1901-1954 see note 24. note 6.
Wootton Bridge St Michael's Church 1894-1905 note 6.
Wootton Bridge St Mark's Church 1905-1994 note 6.
Yarmouth St James's Church 1901-2004
Notes
1. Newport : St Thomas's Church does not have a burial ground; events registered here indicate that the burials took place elsewhere, most likely Fairlee Cemetery, Newport
2. Cowes : St Faith's Church does not have a burial ground; events registered here indicate that the burials took place elsewhere, most likely at Northwood Cemetery
3. March 2010 : Brighstone : St Mary's Church : entries for 1988-2009 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard extension, and many photographs have been added for the Churchyard extension
4. March 2010 : Sandown : Christ Church : entries for 1847-1900 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, and many plot locations, dates of death and relationships have been added from Monumental Inscriptions for the majority of the entries. (Thanks to Tina Lambert for retyping original transcriptions)
5. July 2010 : Brading : St Mary's Church : entries for 1567-1900 and 1988-2009 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, and many plot locations, dates of death and relationships have been added from Monumental Inscriptions for the majority of the entries. Note that there seems to be 2 varieties of section / plot numbering for these. Work in process : adding photographs of many of the headstones in the churchyard (currently about 800 have been added). (Thanks to Tina Lambert for retyping original transcriptions)
6. July 2010 : Wootton churches : entries for 1767-1900 have been made using transcriptions from the Funeral Services Registers as published by the Parish Church Archive (with acknowledgements)
7. December 2010 : Gatcombe : St Olave's Church : entries for 1644-1900 have been made using transcriptions from the Monumental Inscriptions recorded in 1986/7 (Thanks to Di Hayter for retyping original transcriptions)
8. January 2011 : Sandown : Christ Church : added the Churchyard plans originally prepared by Barry Hall in 1989
9. February 2011 : Brighstone : St Mary's Church : entries for 1696-1900 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, with plot locations using transcriptions from the Monumental Inscriptions recorded in 1986/7 (Thanks to Di Hayter for retyping original transcriptions)
10. February 2011 : Freshwater : All Saints Church : entries for 1670-1900 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, with plot locations using transcriptions from the Monumental Inscriptions recorded in 1986/7 (Thanks to Tina Lambert for retyping original transcriptions)
11. February 2011 : Cowes : Holy Trinity Church : entries for 1831 - 1900 (and some later) have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, from photographs taken in 2010 by Geoff Allan. The majority of funerals registered here will have been made at other locations, particularly at Northwood Cemetery
12. February 2011 : Mottistone : SS Peter & Paul's Church : entries for 1695-1900 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, with plot locations using transcriptions from the Monumental Inscriptions recorded in 1986/7 (Thanks to Di Hayter for retyping original transcriptions)
April 2012 : added entries for more recent headstones in the New Section of the churchyard, and added over 100 photos. Many of the older headstone inscriptions are now illegible.
13. April 2011 : Brook : St Mary's Church : entries for 1727-1900 have been made using transcriptions of the visible headstones in the Churchyard, with plot locations using transcriptions from the Monumental Inscriptions recorded in 1986/7 (Thanks to Di Hayter for retyping original transcriptions)
14. April 2011 : Totland : Christ Church : entries for 1883-1900 and 1969-2011 have been added using the Funeral Registers. (thanks to Robin Gosden for research and transcriptions)
15. November 2011 : Calbourne : All Saints' Church : entries for 1700-1975 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones. Note that no dates of burial have been recorded, only dates of death. (thanks to Di Hayter for research and transcriptions)
16. January 2012 : Northwood : St John's Church : entries for 1697 - 1900 have been added using the data from the Northwood Village website. You may notice some discrepancies between this presentation and that on the Northwood Village website as some entries for illegible headstones have been removed, and some data corrections have been made. (thanks to Alan Welfoot for the download of the Northwood Village database).
17. January 2012 : Thorley : St Swithin's Church : entries for 1631 - 1897 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones. Note that no dates of burial have been recorded, only dates of death. (These refer to the old burial ground, not the churchyard of the present Church). (thanks to Tina Lambert for re-typing transcriptions)
18. March 2012 : Carisbrooke : St Mary's Church : entries for 1640 - 1899 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones. Note that there are quite a number of discrepancies in dates recorded on headstones compared to those in funeral registers. (thanks to Di Hayter for re-typing transcriptions)
19. November 2012 : Chale : St Andrew's Church : entries for 1697-1900 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones. (thanks to Di Hayter for research and transcriptions)
20. December 2012 : Newtown : Church of the Holy Spirit : some entries for 1831-1900 and 1961-2010 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones, although many from pre-1900 are illegible. 94 headstone images have been added.
21. December 2012 : Kingston : St James's Church : entries for 1704-1900 have been added using the transcriptions of the visible headstones. (thanks to Di Hayter for transcriptions)
22. December 2012 : Colwell Bay : Baptist Church : a few entries have been added using transcriptions of some of the visible headstones. (thanks to Geoff Allan for photos and for transcriptions)
23. January 2013 : Cowes : St Mary's Church : about 80 entries have been added using transcriptions of the visible headstones in St Mary's Churchyard. About 25% of the 200 or so headstones have legible inscriptions. The majority of the burials recorded will refer to burials at Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery
(thanks to Geoff Allan for photos and for transcriptions)
24. January 2013 : Wootton : St Edmund's Church : further entries and 120 photographs have been added using transcriptions of the visible headstones in St Edmund's Churchyard (but not the newer extension). About 50% of the 230 or so headstones have legible inscriptions.
(thanks to Geoff Allan for photos and for transcriptions)
25. December 2013 : Carisbrooke : St John's Church : a plan of the churchyard showing burials (surname and year only) before the churchyard was cleared has been added. Some of the burials have been identified from other sources.
(thanks to Graham Salter, former Churchwarden, for the plan and Antony Barton for research)
26. September 2014 : Totland Bay : St Saviour's R.C. Church : 74 photographs identifying 116 individuals have been added to the database, mainly for the older burials. Note that this is not a comprehensive survey of this Burial ground, nor a transcript of the Burial Registers held.
(thanks to Geoff Allan for photos and for transcriptions)
27. September 2014 : Thorley : St Swithin's Church : 30 photographs identifying 42 individuals have been added to the database, for burials in the present Churchyard. Note that this is not a comprehensive survey of this Churchyard, nor a transcript of the Burial Registers held.
(thanks to Geoff Allan for photos and for transcriptions)
January 2017 : an additional 200+ entries have been added for the 1901-2009 period, with thanks to Antony Barton for this.
28. December 2014 : Niton St John's Church : The remaining pre-1901 transcriptions have been added. The Churchyard Plans are awaiting scanning and will be added in due course.
(thanks to Di Hayter for transcriptions)
29. March 2016 : Godshill All Saints Church : The remaining pre-1901 transcriptions have been added. The Churchyard Plans are awaiting scanning and will be added in due course.
(thanks to Di Hayter for transcriptions)
30. August 2016 : Godshill Bridgecourt Cemetery : Transcriptions have been added from the visible grave markers in this Civil Cemetery administered by Godshill Parish Council.
(thanks to Antony Barton for transcriptions)
31. September 2016 : Newchurch Parish Cemetery : Entries have been added for the burials in this Civil Cemetery administered by Newchurch Parish Council.
(thanks to John Earley for permission to use the Parish records, and to Antony Barton for photos and transcriptions)
32. November 2016 : St James' Church, East Cowes : Entries have been added for the burials in this Churchyard based on surveys and photos undertaken by Elaine Chester.
(thanks to Elaine Chester for permission to use these, and to Antony Barton for processing the photos and transcriptions)
33. January 2017 : Colwell Baptist Church : Entries have been added for the burials in this Churchyard based on Church records and additional information researched by Antony Barton, with acknowledgements to the Church authorities.
34. August 2017 : Wellow Baptist Church : Entries have been added for the burials in this Churchyard based on observations and additional information researched by Antony Barton, with acknowledgements to the Church authorities.