Bonchurch : St. Boniface's Church (new)



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Some of the Latin inscriptions on long brass plaques below the windows have not been fully transcribed



War Memorial plaque on pulpit
THIS PULPIT IS DEDICATED TO THE
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BONCHURCH
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
F ANDREWS T REW
E E BOUSFIELD G RUSSELL
H N COTTON H E RUSSELL
G E HARBOURNE W SAUNDERS
H HASTINGS H E SEWELL
G HITCHMAN G STERLING
V JOLLIFFE G WHITE
B MILLS G WOODFORD
L H PROTHERO
for more details see St Boniface pulpit (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).



Roll of Honour WW I
For full details see Bonchurch Roll of Honour (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).









East Window

CHESTER, Robert Bagot
SWINBURNE, Charles John
AMEN DICO VOBIS NUSI CONVERSI
FVERTIS ET EFFICIAMINI SICVT PARVVLI
NON INTRABITIS REGNVM CŒLORVM

IN PIAM MEMORIAM ROBERTI BAGOT CHESTER
QVI IN VICINO CEMETERIO IN CHRISTO DORMIT FRATRIS
DILECTISSIMO FRATRESET SORORESHANO FENESTRAM F:F

IN GLORIAM DEI NECHON IN MEMORIAM CAROLI JOANNIS
SWINBVRNE QVEM ADHVC INFANTEM AS SEREVOCAVIT
DEVS HAS EX VTRAQUE PARTE FENESTRAS PARENTES F:F

Robert Bagot Chester died in 1844 aged 19 years
Charles John Swinburne died in 1843



ADAMS, William
The base of the font is dedicated, in Latin, to William Adams, benefactor of the Church




ANDREWES, Louisa
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
BLESSED MEMORY OF LOUISA ANDREWES
WIFE OF THE RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
CALLED AWAY JANUARY 1ST 1913 ON
THE FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION
THIS WINDOW IS GIVEN BY HER
HUSBAND "Two are better than one"

John Floyd Andrews was Rector from 1906 - 1917

Louisa Andrewes died aged 62 years.



ARBUTHNOT, Robert

(upper plaque)
IN
MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
SIR ROBERT ARBUTHNOT
K.C.B. AND K.T.S.
WHO AFTER AN ACTIVE LIFE SPENT IN
THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY IN THE
FOUR QUARTERS OF THE GLOBE,
DIED IN PEACE AT BONCHURCH ON
THE 6TH MAY 1853
IN THE 80TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.
SINCERELY REGRETTED

Wikipedia article : Sir Robert Arbuthnot



BELL, William Morrison
In loving Memory of
Major William Morrison Bell
Who died April 6th 1900
at The Lilies Bonchurch
Aged 65.
Erected by his nieces and nephews.

William Morrison Bell retired as a Major in the 3rd Hussars on 29th May 1869 [London Gazette 28 May 1869]

The National Probate Calendar gives his addresses as Birchington, Kent, 40 Pall Mall, London and The Lilies, Bonchurch. Probate was granted to Charles William Bell esq., and the value of the estate was £236,317 10s 11d.



BOUSFIELD, Edmund Emerson

PERRIMAN, Ethel Agnes
PERRIMAN, Frederick
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDMUND EMERSON BOUSFIELD
LIEUT-COLONEL 123RD OUTRAM'S RIFLES
ATTACHED 1/1 GURKHA RIFLES
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
25th September 1915. Aged 45 years.
Interred at Richebourg St Vaast.

CWGC record ...

Biographical information (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight)
THE WINDOW OF ST BONIFACE WAS
RESTORED IN 1988 IN LOVING
MEMORY OF ETHEL AGNES AND
FREDERICK PERRIMAN
OF WESTFIELD BONCHURCH 1939-1987

FREDERICK PERRIMAN died in 1969 aged 86 years.



COOKSON, Louisa Frederica
COOKSON, Isaac Thomas
COOKSON, Walter Selby
COOKSON, Janetta Maria
THY WILL BE DONE
TO
THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA FREDERICA COOKSON
WHO DIED AT PAU:
NOVEMBER 22ND 1862
AGED 16 YEARS.
OF HER FATHER
ISAAC THOMAS COOKSON
DIED DECR 8TH 1870,
OF HER BROTHER
WALTER SELBY COOKSON
DIED JULY 29TH 1879
AND OF HER MOTHER
JANETTA MARIA COOKSON
WHO DIED AT COLON, PANAMA, DECR. 26TH 1866.

Louisa Cookson (born in Newburn, Northumberland, in 1847) was a Boarding pupil with the Sewell sisters (qv) at Sea View House, Sunnyside, Bonchurch, in 1861.
Walter Selby Cookson (born in Newburn, Northumberland, in 1844) of 3 Chiswick Cottages, Chiswick, Middlesex, died of sunstroke in India.
Isaac Cookson, a Merchant, died in Newcastle aged 61.



DALTON, Pamela
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PAMELA
DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF ROBERT DALTON
AND DEAR DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND RUTH DUDLEY
WHO DIED AT CORNING, N.Y., U.S.A. 16 DEC 1934, AGED 32
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
"HE CAME AND TOOK HER BY THE HAND"

Pamela Valerie de Someri Dudley was born in 1902 in Plymouth, the daughter of George de Someri Dudley, a Royal Artillery Officer, and his wife Ruth Muriel Dudley.

Pamela Dudley married Robert Hannah Talbot Dudley at St Boniface's Church in 1932.



FEILDEN, Susan Harriet
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSAN HARRIET FEILDEN. BORN JANUARY 22 1826
DIED ON THE DAY OF THE EPIPHANY 1887
I AM THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR

Epiphany is 6 January.

Susan Feilden and her 3 sisters lived at Thorncliff, Bonchurch.

Probate was granted to her brother, the Rev. Henry Arborthnot Feilden of Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland. Estate vale was £18,726 18s 4d.



HILL, James Dover
JAMES DOVER HILL,
SON OF
VICE ADML. HENRY AND CAROLINE HILL,
DIED IN AUSTRALIA
A.D. 1852
AGED 36 YEARS
HIS AFFECTIONATE SISTER MAKES THIS RECORD
IN HOPE THAT THEY MAY MEET AGAIN

James Dover Hill, Esq. died on 3rd December 1852 at Oven's Gold Field, Australia. Letters of administration were granted to John Hill, Esq. [London Gazette, 4 December 1860]




HUNT, John
HUNT, Catharine
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HUNT OF
HODDESDON, HERTS WHO DIED AT
RYDE SEP 17TH 1868 & OF HIS WIDOW
CATHARINE HUNT WHO DIED AT
BRIXTON OCT 24TH 1879, THIS WIN-
DOW IS GIVEN BY ONE OF THEIR
GRATEFUL SONS 1913.



JELLICOE, John; 1st Earl Jellicoe
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET
EARL JELLICOE
BORN 5th DEC 1859, DIED 20th NOV 1935
COMMANDED THE GRAND FLEET AT JUTLAND
31st MAY 1916
GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND 1920-24
WHEN AT ST LAWRENCE HE WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH AND HE IS BURIED
IN ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

Wikipedia article : Earl Jellicoe



LOCKLEY, Adolphus Eric
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ADOLPHUS ERIC
LOCKLEY
RECTOR OF
THIS PARISH 1960-67
DIED
5TH NOVEMBER 1967

Adolphus Eric Lockley was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1907, the son of John and Vida Lockley.



MAUDE, Emma Constance
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
E. CONSTANCE MAUDE
BORN 8TH MAY 1854
DIED IN SEPTEMBER 1889

Death registered in Kingsclere.



MICHELL, Henry
TO THE GLORY OF
GOD AND IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
HENRY MICHELL, J.P.
OF UNDERMOUNT IN
THIS PARISH
BORN 19 MAY 1843 DIED 29 DEC 1908
ERECTED BY HIS WIFE AND ONLY SON
"RICH IN GOOD WORKS
READY TO DISTRIBUTE"

Henry Michell was a Brewer, Wine Merchant & Mineral Water Manufacturer, born in Horsham, Sussex. His wife was Maria, his son was Guy. The family appears on the 1891 and 1901 Census returns at Undermount; prior to that they lived in Horsham.



MOUTON, Ludovic Charles Andre
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF LUDOVIC CHARLES ANDRE
MOUTON RECTOR OF BONCHURCH WHO DIED AUGUST 17 1895 AGED 49
HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM AND THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE



MURSELL, Kathleen Ruby
In memory of
KATH MURSELL
CHURCHWARDEN
1998 - 2006
Through whose generosity the facilities
in this church were upgraded in 2008

Kathleen Mursell died in 2006 aged 89 years.



PEEL, Joseph
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH PEEL
SECOND SON OF EDMUND AND MARIA PEEL
BORN AT SHANKLIN 12TH OF SEPT 1823
LIEUT. IN THE 37TH BENGAL N. INFANTRY,
AND 2ND IN COMMAND OF THE 1ST SIKH LIGHT INFTY.
HE FELL, STORMING THE HEIGHTS OF DULLAH,
ON THE 16TH OF JANUARY 1849
AND DIED THE NEXT DAY AT NOORPOOR
WHERE HE LIES BURIED.
HE FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS OF
MOODKEE, FEROZESHUHUR AND SOBRAON
ON THE STAFF OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 1845 - 46
AND AS A VOLUNTEER
AT THE SIEGE OF MOULTAN 1848
HE WAS A BRAVE SOLDIER :
HIS LIFE CLOSED IN HONOUR
AND IN CHRISTIAN PEACE.
HIS TOMB, REARED BY HIS COMRADES,
IS AFAR OFF !
THIS MARBLE IS PLACED
AMID THE SCENES OF HIS CHILDHOOD
NEAR THE HOME OF HIS AFFECTIONS
TO MARK THE LOVE OF HIS FAMILY
AND THE SORROW OF HIS FRIENDS.

Attended Tonbridge School from 1834.

Tablet at St. Luke's Church, Jullundur (originally placed at Hoshiarpore) - "In memory of Lieutenant Joseph Peel of the 37th Bengal Infantry who after serving with distinguished gallantry in the campaigns of the Sutledge and Punjab, fell whilst gallantly leading his men to the assault on the heights of Dullah on the 16th of August 1849 aged 24 years 4 ms. this tomb is erected by his brother officers as a tribute of affectionate respect to his private worth and as a memorial of his gallantry as a soldier he was generous honourable and brave." - from http://glosters.tripod.com/Chili.htm



ROWLANDS, Harry Fenn
In loving memory of
HARRY FENN ROWLANDS, B.A., OXON,
MISSIONARY, C.M.S.,
WHO WAS TAKEN TO BE "WITH CHRIST"
BY THE EARTHQUAKE AT KANGRA, PUNJAB, INDIA,
APRIL 4TH 1905, AGED 35 YEARS.
---
"IF IT DIE, IT BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT"

Son of the Rev William Edward Rowlands, Rector of Bonchurch, 1896-1906. Born in Ceylon.

Probate was granted to his wife Alice Winifred Rowlands. Effects valued at £800 16s 3d.



RUSSELL, George Henry
In
Loving and Glorious Remembrance
of
GEORGE HENRY RUSSELL
MAY 1ST 1918
IN HIS 37TH YEAR
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR OF THIS CHURCH
FOR 26 YEARS
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"
INTERRED AT WIMEREUX CEMETERY

George Henry and Sarah Louisa Russell were at The Quinta, Bonchurch, in 1911. He was a Gardener (Domestic).

CWGC record ...



RUSSEL, Leslie John
The St Luke window was restored in 1994
In memory of Leslie John Russell
Churchwarden of this parish 1966-1994

Leslie John Russell died in 1994 aged 81 years.

The upper plaque, in Latin, has not been transcribed, but is not a personal memorial.



SEWELL, Elizabeth Missing
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH M SEWELL
WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
FOR OVER 50 YEARS THIS STALL IS
GIVEN BY FRIENDS AND PUPILS
IN GRATITUDE FOR HER LIFE AND TEACHING
A.D. 1911

Elizabeth Missing Sewell died on 17 August 1906 aged 91.

She is commemorated by a plaque at St Boniface Court, Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Wikipedia article on Elizabeth Sewell



SEWELL, Ellen Mary
SEWELL, Elizabeth Missing
SEWELL, Emma Frances
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN M. SEWELL
ELIZABETH M. SEWELL
EMMA F. SEWELL
NEW SERVICE BOOKS
WERE GIVEN
TO THIS CHURCH
A.D. 1911

Ellen Mary Sewell died in 1905 aged 91
Elizabeth Missing Sewell died in 1906 aged 91
Emma Frances Sewell died in 1897 aged 79



SEWELL, William
In memoriam
Gulielm Sewell S.T.P.
Coll: Exon in Oxon Socii
qui obiit
XIV die Novembris MDCCCLXXIV
Æt LXX

final Latin inscription not transcribed

William Sewell, D.D. died at Litchfield Hall, Blackley, Lancashire. He was a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan.