Ryde : Holy Trinity Church, Dover Street



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Vicars of Holy Trinity, Ryde
VICARS OF HOLY TRINITY RYDE
1. ARTHUR JOHN WADE, M.A. 1845 - 1893
(MINISTER, 1845-1863, VICAR, 1863-1893)
2. WILLIAM MOUAT CAMERON, M.A. 1893 - 1906
3. JOHN ELWYN EDDIS, M.A. 1907 - 1919
4. IVO H.J. TWISLETON-WYKEHAM FIENNES 1920 - 23
5. NOEL HOWARD STUBBS, M.A. 1923 - 1931
6. SIDNEY ADDISON MARSH HON:C.F. 1931 - 1935
7. LEONARD NOEL ST. ALPHONSE, A.K.C. 1935 - 1946
8. O. EDWARD GITTINS, M.A., HON:C.F. 1946 - 1949


Arthur John Wade died in 1903 aged 92.


VICARS OF HOLY TRINITY RYDE
9. DAVID FORD, M.A. 1950 - 1955.
10. HARRY GIBSON, M.A. 1956 - 1963
11. J.R. SHAW, A.K.C. 1964 - 1974.
12. R.G.C. CORBET-MILWARD, M.A. 1974 - 1979.
PRIESTS IN CHARGE
W.T. BANCE 1980 - 1982.
E.J. GREEN, M.A. 1982 - 1986.
M.J. SHEFFIELD
(VICAR)
1986 - 1992.
1992 - 1996.
M.F. JONES, O.St.J., M.A.
(VICAR)
1997 -




First World War Memorial
For full details see Holy Trinity Church First World War Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)




ANZOLATO, Spiridione Otho Kosmo
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SPIRIDIONE OTHO KOSMO,
ONLY SON OF COUNT GEORGE
AND THE COUNTESS METAXÀ ANZOLATO,
BORN OCTOBER 14TH 1836,
DIED FEBRUARY 26TH 1853.

Died at Ventnor, according to the IoW Observer of 5 March 1853.




BARRY, Emma
To the Glory of God
and in loving memory of Emma Barry
who entered into rest Dec 29 1899
These Gates were given by her daughters
Grant her Eternal Rest O Lord.

Emma Barry and her daughters Eleanor and Agnes were living at Stone Lodge, St John's Park, Ryde, in 1891. She died at the age of 71.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




BATCHELOR, James
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES BATCHELOR
DIED 6TH JAN 1918 AGED 69
THIRTY NINE YEARS VERGER OF THIS CHURCH
----
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
AND A SILVER COMMUNION SERVICE PRESENTED TO THE CHURCH
BY THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION IN APPRECIATION OF HIS
FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED SERVICES.

James Batchelor was living at Eden Villa, Strand, Ryde, in 1911.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




CALDWELL, James Lilyman
TO THE MEMORY OF GENERAL SIR JAMES CALDWELL G.C.B.

The inscription is at the base of the left hand window. it is not clear whether another inscription occupied the base of the right hand window.
Sir James Caldwell died on 28 June 1863 aged 93, according to the IoW Observer of 4 July 1863. In 1861 he was living at Beachlands, Dover Street, Ryde, with his widowed daughter.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




CLAYTON, Samuel Wittewronge
CLAYTON, Anna Maria
Samuel Wittewronge Clayton
Born Feb 15 1803 Died Oct 14 1875
and Anna Maria his wife
Born Jan 14 1823 Died Feb 27 1904
of this Parish.
Interred in the Family Vault in S Mary's Churchyard, Brading.
In Affectionate Remembrance this Cross is placed here by their Children.

Samuel and Anna Clayton were living at Eastfield, Dover Street, Ryde, in 1871.
Anna Clayton was living at the same address in 1881.




CRAMER, Charles Pierson
To the Glory of God and in mem of
Charles Pierson Cramer C.B.
Colonel King's Royal Rifles
entered into rest April 11 1898.

Biography from the Dix Noonan Webb medals auction details

Buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




DAVIES, Elizabeth
ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAVIES,
(WIFE OF COMMANDER ARTHUR DAVIES R.N.,
AND NIECE OF LORD NELSON)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT RYDE,
ON THE 17TH NOVEMBER 1851.

Elizabeth Davies was the daughter of George and Catherine Matcham (née Nelson) who was the sister of Horatio Nelson.




DAVIES, John Crawford
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND
CAPTAIN JOHN CRAWFORD DAVIES,
LATE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT,
WHO DIED AT COLOMBO, JULY 12: 1927.

His wife was Evelyn Audrey Lee Davies. (From Will administration granted London 19 June 1930)




DECIES, Philadelphia Horsley
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILADELPHIA HORSLEY
BARONESS DECIES
WHO DIED AT RYDE
MARCH 9TH 1852.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
AS A SMALL TOKEN
OF AFFECTION AND RESPECT
BY HER THREE DAUGHTERS
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED
IN THE CATACOMBS OF THIS CHURCH
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD
WHICH DIE IN THE LORD."
REV. XIV_13.

Wife of John Beresford (later Horsley-Beresford), 2nd Baron Decies (1774 - 1865). She died aged 69. In 1851 Philadelphia Decies was living at The Mount, in York. Her connection with Ryde is not known - presumably one or more of her daughters lived in Ryde.

Plaque manufactured by T Gaffin, Regent St, London.




DENNY, Percy Richard
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY RICHARD DENNY,
WHO DIED JULY 5 1907 AGED 40 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER CHORISTERS

1901 Percy Denny was living at 165 High Street, Ryde, He was a Draper.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]

Plaque manufactured by Osborne Engravers [of Ryde]




EDDIS, Christopher John Francis
EDDIS, Paul Leathley
In Memory of two Beloved Sons
Lt Commander
Christopher J F Eddis
R N
Oct 19th 1918

Lt Commander
Paul L Eddis
Jan 10th 1924
----
Live for England for which we died


TO THE MEMORY OF
LT COMMANDER
PAUL EDDIS
IN COMMAND OF SUBMARINE L24
SUNK BY ACCIDENT DURING MANOEUVRES
JAN 10TH 1924

GO THY WAY, THY SON LIVETH

Sons of the Revd. John Elwyn Eddis, Rector of Holy Trinity, 1907 - 1919, and his wife Elizabeth..

Christopher John Francis Eddis was born 7 June 1885 in Bellagio, Italy and entered the Royal Navy on 15 September 1900.

Paul Leathley Eddis was born 18 March 1891 in Truro and entered the Royal Navy on 15 January 1904.

See Eddis Memorials
(Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)




GARLE, Anne
TURNER, Ellen
GIVEN IN LOVING MEMORY
OF MY TWO DEAR SISTERS
ANNE GARLE
AND
ELLEN TURNER
BY E.A.M. 1943

In 1911 Anne Isabella Turner and Ellen Turner were living at The Oaks, St John's Park, Ryde.

Anne Isabella Turner married Hubert Garle in 1923.

Anne Isabella Garle (née Turner) died in Ryde in 1942 aged 72 years.

Ellen Turner died in Ryde in 1943 aged 69.

E.A.M. is Anne and Ellen's sister Edith Lynda whose second husband was called Allen-Maddy.
These ladies were great-grandaughters of James Forbes of Kingairloch, Scotland and Hutton Hall, Essex (1756-1829), and the daughters of Arthur Holden (see Memorial plaque at Ryde : St John's Church). There are a few more IoW connections which may be of interest.
James Forbes married twice and had two daughters from the first marriage. One was Maria Isabella who married Maj. Gen. David Forbes and among their eight children was Charles Forbes who appears to have retired to the Isle of Wight after a career in India. He died 28 Fecember 1892 and lived at the Castle, Ryde. His wife Mary followed three months later. Incidentally, Charles's first cousin Charlotte was the wife of the Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman.
James had eleven children from his second marriage. Among them was a daughter Sarah who married Rear-Admiral Edward Richard Williams. Their daughter Sarah married Arthur Holden Turner and they are the parents of Anne Isabella, Edith Lynda, and Ellen. Edith Lynda was baptised at All Saints, Ryde on 5 October 1870. Sarah Forbes had a brother William and among his seven children was a daughter Magdalen who married Charles Irwin Williams. They had three children apparently among whom was a daughter Dorothy Geraldine Forbes Williams. I believe she was born in Canada in February 1893 but she died on the Isle of Wight in the last quarter of 1993. I believe that she had a sister Olive and probably a brother.
Other descendants of James Forbes settled in Southsea.

(thanks to Jan Laury for this information)




GOSTLING, Frederick Campbell
IN MEMORY OF
FREDERICK CAMPBELL GOSTLING
LIEUTENANT 5TH BENGAL LIGHT CAVALRY
KILLED IN ACTION
ON THE 21ST APRIL 1858
AT NUGEENA, ROHILKUND
NORTH WESTERN PROVINCES, BENGAL
AGED 24 YEARS

DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS
BY WHOM THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
AS A MARK OF THEIR ESTEEM

Son of W.F. Gostling, of Palace Gardens, London. Serving with the Multanee Horse.
In 1851 Frederick Gostling was at School in Brighton. His connection with Ryde is unknown.

Plaque manufactured by T. Gaffin, 63 Regent St., London.




GREEN, Mona
To the Glory
of Almighty God
and in memory of
Mona Green
1907
A noble woman and the best of comrades.

Francis and Mona Green were living at 6 Dover Street, Ryde, 1901. She died aged 62.




HAMILTON, John Fane Charles
IN MEMORY OF JOHN FANE CHARLES HAMILTON,
... ROYAL NAVY KILLED IN
... BURIED IN NEW ZEALAND APRIL ...

The inscription is very dirty and obscured.

Captain Hamilton was killed during the New Zealand Wars at Gate's Pa on 29 April 1864.

See Hamilton Heritage website.

He had married Laura Parry, of Spencer Lodge, Ryde, in 1855. In 1861 the family were living at Eldon Villa, Ryde.




JAMES, Alfred Percy
THIS TABLET
IS PLACED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED PERCY JAMES
ORGANIST OF THIS CHURCH
FOR 47 YEARS.
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
10TH JANUARY 1937.
R.I.P.

Alfred Percy and Florence James were living at Holmdene, Winton St, Ryde, in 1911. He gave his occupation as Professor of Music. He died aged 66 years.




KELLY, Laura
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Laura Kelly
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 10: 1907.
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HER BROTHER
COLONEL H.H. KELLY.

Laura Kelly, Single, was living at 29 Melville Street, Ryde, in 1901.

Death registered in Uckfield. Died aged 69.

Her brother was Lt-Col Henry Holdsworth Kelly, R.M.A., who died in Portsmouth in 1919 aged 78.




LEEDS, Anna Maria Frances
TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNA MARIA FRANCES LEEDS
WHO PASSED AWAY
SEPT 8TH 1904
REQUIESCAT IN PACE

Died aged 79. In 1901 Anna Maria Frances Leeds, with her son and daughter in law, were living at Barfield, Ryde.

Buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




LEES, Maria
In loving memory of
Maria
Wife of Sir J. Lees, Bt.
[...]

The plaque is obscured by the window sill. Sir John and Maria Lees lived at Beechlands, Dover Street, Ryde. Maria Lees died in 1881 aged 60.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




LEES, William Nassau
To the Glory of God
and in loving memory of
Major General W Nassau Lees
Born February 1825 Died March 1889
This Lectern was presented
by his Niece Mary Lees 1889

Death registered at St George's Hanover Square, London.

Mary Charlotte Cooke Lees, the daughter of John Lees, Bart, lived with her widowed father at 1 Dover Street, Ryde, in 1891. She died in 1935.




LEESE, John Vaux
IN THE CATACOMBS OF THIS CHURCH
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN VAUX LEESE,
LATE OF BLACKHEATH, KENT,
AND OF THE
H.E.I.C. BENGAL MEDICAL SERVICE
BORN FEBRY 9TH 1802 DIED JANRY 2ND 1853.

Died at St James's Lodge, Ryde, according to the IoW Observer, of 8 January 1853.




LIND, John
LIND, Elizabeth Lydia
LIND, Louisa
LIND, Caroline
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LIND M.D.
MANY YEARS PHYSICIAN OF THE ROYAL HOSPITAL
AT HASLAR
AND AFTERWARDS PHYSICIAN AT PORTSMOUTH.
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3RD SEPTEMBER 1831
IN THE 82ND YEAR OF HIS AGE,
ESTEEMED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM
FOR HIS PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES AND
HIS ACTIVE BENEVOLENCE.
ALSO
ELIZABETH LYDIA
RELICT OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED THE 28TH JANY 1845
AGED 80 YEARS.

IN THE SAME VAULT
LIE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF
LOUISA AND CAROLINE,
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE.

The Lind family lived at Westmont, Ryde. It is not known when Louisa Lind or Caroline Lind died.




LOSH, Baldwin
In memory of Baldwin Losh of Woodside
Cumberland late of this parish
died 18th February 1887 aged 82 this window
is erected by his widow Gertrude Jane Losh

In 1881 Baldwin and Gertrude Losh were living at Winton Street, Ryde.

Gertrude Jane Losh died in 1908 in Ryde aged 89.

Both are buried in Ryde Cemetery




MEREDITH, Mary
IN SACRED REMEMBRANCE OF A DEARLY BELOVED AND
DEEPLY LAMENTED MOTHER THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY HER
AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER AND ONLY CHILD
----
IN A VAULT BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
MARY RELICT OF THE LATE CHARLES MEREDITH ESQ.
OF LEAMINGTON PRIORY, WARWICKSHIRE, AND FORMERLY OF LEICESTERSHIRE
SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE MERCY OF GOD AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL SICKNESS
ON THE 23RD DAY OF JANUARY 1851
AGED 64 YEARS.
----
THE PAINS THAT TO OUR EARTHLY LOT SHALL FALL
GOD HIDES IN MERCY, SEER HIS GRACE TO BEAR
LOVE NOT THE WORLD, BE HEAV'N THY ALL IN ALL,
NO PANG SHALL THERE BE KNOWN, NO SUFF'RING THERE.

Mary and Fany Meredith were living at 17 Dover Street, Ryde, in 1841.




MURRAY, Robert
MURRAY, Isabella Mary
MURRAY, Isabella Lucie
SACRED TO THE
MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL
ROBERT MURRAY, C.S.I.
HIS WIFE
ISABELLA MARY MURRAY
AND HIS DAUGHTER
ISABELLA LUCIE MURRAY
WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
DURING THE PERIOD 1884 - 1927
R.I.P.

Robert Murray died in 1889 aged 60.
Isabella Mary Murray and her daughter Isabella Lucie Murray were living at 17 Melville Street, Ryde, in 1891 - 1911.
Isabella Mary Murray died in Ryde in 1926 aged 93.
Isabella Lucie Murray died in Weymouth in 1927 aged 69.




PILKINGTON, Louisa Frances
To the Glory of God and in
loving memory of our Mother
Louisa Francis Pilkington
who died September 11 1901
in her 89th year.
----
I HAVE LOVED THE HABITATION OF THY HOUSE
AND THE PLACE WHERE THINE HONOUR DWELLETH.

Louisa Pilkington, with three unmarried daughters, Elizabeth, Harriet and Eleanor, were living at 6 Belvedere Street, Ryde, in 1901.




RICHARDS, Catherine Elizabeth
RICHARDS, George John
IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE ELIZABETH WIDOW OF
THE REVD R G RICHARDS M.A. VICAR
OF HAMBLEDON, HANTS. SHE DIED AT RYDE
APRIL 30TH 1870 AGED 80 YEARS.

AND ALSO OF GEORGE JOHN THEIR
SON WHO DIED AT BUENOS AYRES
APRIL 10TH 1868 AGED 37 YEARS
"I believe in the Communion of Saints"

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




SMITH,Charles
SMITH, Jane
TO THE GLORY OF THE HOLY TRINITY AND IN MEMORY OF A BELOVED
FATHER CHARLES SMITH BORN JUNE 6TH 1792 DIED AT RYDE FEBY 25TH 1857
AGED 65 YEARS. ALSO OF JANE SMITH HIS SISTER WHO DIED
IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN THE SAME YEAR.

Charles Smith and his family were living at 19 Russell Square, London, in 1851. It is not known where his sister Jane died.




WADE, Arthur John
In memory of the
Reverend Arthur John Wade M.A.
Vicar of this Parish 1845-1893
Born 15th June 1811 - Died 8th Dec 1903
----
This Church built under his watching care
is his abiding monument.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




WADE, Emma Jane
To the dear Memory of
Emma Jane Wade,
Widow of the first vicar of this Church
the Rev A.J. Wade, M.A. and daughter of
the Rev Henry Breedon M.A. rector of
Pangbourne, Berks: for 57 years a worshipper in this church.
She died Feb 26 1916 aged 96 years.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]




WALLER, Augustus Alfred
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
AUGUSTUS ALFRED WALLER
WHO DIED SEPT 13 1892 AGED 24 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE CLERGY
AND HIS BROTHER CHORISTERS
"He put a new song in my mouth" Psalm XL.3.

James and Georgina Waller, with their children including Augustus, were living at 80 George Street, Ryde. James Waller was an Upholsterer and Cabinet Maker; Augustus Waller was also an Upholsterer.

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan