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War Memorial First World War


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War Memorial Second World War

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Roll of Honour First World War

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BENNET, Elizabeth Amelia
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH-AMELIA
RELICT OF
R.H.A. BENNET, ESQR.
OF
NORTHCOURT, ISLE OF WIGHT,
WHO DIED JANRY 27TH 1837,
IN THE 87TH YEAR
OF HER AGE.




BENNET, R H A
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
R.H.A. BENNET ESQR.
OF NORTHCOURT IN THE
ISLE OF WIGHT
WHO DIED MARCH 14TH 1814
IN THE 71ST YEAR OF HIS AGE
ERECTED BY HIS
AFFECTIONATE SON.




BENNET, Richard H A
SACRED
to the Memory
of
RICHD. H.A. BENNET Esqr.
Captain of H.M. Royal Navy,
of
NORTH COURT
---
From his earliest Youth, he served his Country
with the Zeal & Distinction
worthy a British Officer
A long and Painful Illness, which he bore with
the most Christian patience & Resignation
terminated his Earthly Career,
on the 11th October 1818,
In the 48th Year
of his Age.




BOGHURST, Francis Edward Robertson
IN MEMORY
OF
FRANCIS EDWARD ROBERTSON BOGHURST,
CAPTAIN IN THE 3RD REGIMENT OF
AUSTRIAN LANCERS;
THE BELOVED AND ONLY SON OF
EDWARD AND MARGARET BOGHURST,
OF BEVERLEY, IN THE COUNTY OF YORK.
HE DIED ON THE 24TH OF JANUARY 1847,
AT IRÉGH, IN HUNGARY,
AFTER A SHORT BUT PAINFUL ILLNESS,
AGED 29 YEARS.

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY HIS MATERNAL UNCLE,
THE REVD EBENEZER ROBERTSON,
VICAR OF THIS PARISH,
AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTIONATE REGARD.

"QUIS DESIDERIO SIT PUDOR AUT MODUS TAM CARI CAPITIS?"

"MULTIE ILLE BONIS FLEBILIS OCCIDIT"

"What modesty or measure can set bounds to our desire of so dear a friend?"

"He has fallen mourned by many good people"




BULL, Catharine Susanna
TO
THE BELOVED MEMORY
OF
CATHARINE SUSANNA BULL,
WHO
AFTER A SHORT LIFE
OF EXEMPLARY BENEVOLENCE,
DIED ALAS !
OCTR XIII, M.DCC.XCV;
RICHARD AND ELIZABETH BULL,
HER ONCE HAPPY FATHER AND SISTER,
DEDICATE
THIS MELANCHOLY
AND INADEQUATE MEMORIAL
OF THEIR AFFECTION
AND GRIEF.

Date of death is October 13th 1795.




BULL, Elizabeth
BENNET, Richard Henry Alexander
AD mdcccix
Miss Elizabeth Bull left
to the Minister and Church-
wardens the sum of One
Thousand Pounds in
trust for the Poor of this
Parish
AD mdcccxiv
Richard Henry Alexander
Bennet Esqr left to the Mi-
nister and Churchwardens
the sum of One Thousand
Pounds in trust for the
Poor of this Parish




BULL, Elizabeth
SACRED
to the
Memory
of ELIZABETH BULL
of North-Court,
who died on the 20th MARCH 1809,
in the 60th Year of her age,
after a long and painful Illness,
which she bore
with a Patience and Resignation
truly Christian.
---
R.H.A. BENNET,
Her Brother,
from Affection & Gratitude
caused this Stone to be
erected.




CARVER, Frances Emma
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES EMMA CARVER
of Wolverton Manor
The lighting in the Nave & South Aisle
was given by her Husband
ERNEST EDWIN CARVER
"If Thou shouldst call me to resign
That most I prize it ne'er was mine
I only yield Thee what is Thine
Thy will be done"

Frances Emma Carver died in 1948 aged 73.




DEBDEN
DEBDEN
1941

The cross below the First World War Memorial bears this name but there are no local connections with this surname, nor any WW II deaths matching.




EARLE, Thomas Algernon
EARLE, Edith
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LT COL THOMAS ALGERNON EARLE, T.D.
4TH BARONET OF ALLERTON, LANCASHIRE.
1860 - 1945
The lighting of the CHANCEL & NORTH AISLE
was given by his wife EDITH
"Lead kindly light"

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Edith,
wife of Sir Algernon Earle, Baronet, and daughter
of General and Mrs Disney Leith of Northcourt.
1871 - 1963
The lighting in the side aisles was given by
her Son and Daughters and her Niece M.K.L.




GARLE, Hubert
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS ORGAN WAS GIVEN TO
SHORWELL CHURCH
BY HUBERT GARLE
1900

Hubert Garle (1856 - 1925) was a Stock Broker, and lived at Billingham Manor for some years around 1901.




GOLDIE, Mark Leigh
GOLDIE, Amyas Leigh
In memory of Mark Leigh Goldie, Major
V Battery, R.H.A., M.V.O., D.S.O., who died of
wounds in France, March 1915, aged 39 years,
and of his brother Amyas Leigh Goldie,
Gloucester Regt., attached 4th Worcesters, who fell
in action in Gallipoli, August 1915, aged 36 years.
-----
Nature might stand up and say to all the world
that these were men.

For further information see Goldie Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight)




GORDON, Henry Percy
GORDON, Mary Agnes Blanche
LEITH, Mary Charlotte Julia
HENRY PERCY GORDON
BARONET
BORN 21 OCT 1806
DIED 29 JULY 1876.
LADY MARY AGNES BLANCHE GORDON
HIS WIFE, 1816-1899.
MARY CHARLOTTE JULIA LEITH
THEIR DAUGHTER, 1840-1926.
All of NORTHCOURT.




GORDON, Isabella Julia Levina
ISABELLA JULIA
LEVINA RELICT OF
SIR JAMES WILLOUGHBY
GORDON BARONET GCB
BORN SEPT 12 1775
DIED MAR 28 1867




GORDON, James Willoughby
GENERAL
SIR JAMES WILLOUGHBY
GORDON
BARONET GCB AND GCH
BORN OCTOBER 21 1772
DIED JANUARY 4 1851




GOTHER, Thomas
Sacred to the Memory of
THOMAS GOTHER Esqr.
late of BILLINGHAM who
departed this life December
the 5th 1766

Aged 29 Years.
When Living universally beloved,
When Dead by all Lamented.




GRIMES, Walter Ebenezer
THE MULLION OF THIS
WINDOW WAS RESTORED
IN MEMORY OF
WALTER EBENEZER GRIMES
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1954 - 1962




JOHNSON, Osmond
JOHNSON, Mary
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
MR OSMOND JOHNSON WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 13TH DAY OF JULY IN
THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
1713 IN THE [..]TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

MRS MARY JOHNSON
WIDOW OF MR OSMOND
JOHNSON Died April 8th
And was buried APRIL 12th
1738
AGED 92 YEARS




HARRISON, Eric James
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERIC JAMES HARRISON
OF NORTH COURT
DIED 28TH SEPTEMBER 1978
AGED 81 YEARS
CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS PARISH
1. COR.13:12 NOW I KNOW IN PART ....
BUT THEN I SHALL NOT KNOW
EVEN AS ALSO I AM KNOWN




JEANS, George Edward
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
REV G E JEANS M:A F:S:A
HON CANON OF WINCHESTER
AND VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1886-1921 THIS TABLET
WAS ERECTED BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF SHORWELL




KEMBER, Theodore Lewis
IN MEMORY OF
THEODORE LEWIS KEMBER
VICAR OF SHORWELL AND RECTOR
OF KINGSTON 1939-1953
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS
AND A GIFT MADE TO ST MARY'S HOSPITAL NEWPORT.




KITCHIN, Susanna
UCKFORD, Susanna
HEERE LYES THE BODIES OF
SUSANNA KITCHIN INTERRED
AUG 24TH AND OF SUSANNA
UCKFORD HER MOTHER IN-
TERRED AUG 26TH 1656




LEIGH, Elizabeth
THE RELIGIOUS AND VERTUOUS LADIE
ELIZABETH LEIGH DAUGHTER OF SR JOHN
LEIGH KNIGHT DIED THE 27 DAY OF OCT ANO
DNI 1619 AND LIETH HERE INTERRED
SIXTEENE A MAID AND FIFTIE YEARES A WIFE
MAKE THE SUM TOTAL OF MY PASSED LIFE
LONGE THRED SO FINELIE SEUNNE SO FAIRLIE ENDED
THAT FEW SHALL MATCH THE PATTERNE FEW TO MEND IT
WHAT WEALTH LATELY WHAT PARENTAGE
WHAT FREINDS WHAT CHILDREN & BLEST MARRIAGE
DEAD I FORGETT LIVING LIGHT ESTEEMED
FOR THY DEARE LOVE O CHRIST HAST REDEEMED
MY SOUL FROM HELL AND SHORTLY SHALT UPRAISE
THIS MORTALL DUST IN HEAVEN TO SINGE THY PRAISE.




LEIGH, Elizabeth (Bampfield)
LEIGH, Gartrude (Percevall)
TO THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE TWO MOST WORTHIE AND RELIGIOUS GENTLEWEOMEN
HIS LATE DEARE & LOYAL WIVES MRS ELIZABETH BAMPFIELD WHO DIED THE VIITH OF
MARCH 1615 HAVING BIN THE MOTHER OF 15 HOPFULL CHILDREN AND MRS GARTRUDE PER-
CEVALL WHO DIED CHILDLES THE XXII OF DECEMBR 1619 WAS THIS MONUMENT CONSE-
CRATED BY THEIR LOVING & SORROW-FULL HUSBAND BARNABAS LEIGH ESQ.

Since neither penne, nor pencill, can set forth of these two notables, wives the matchles worth
W'are forc't to cover in this silent tombe The praises of a chast and fruitfull wombe
And with death's sable vaile in darkness hide The ritch rare virtues of a barren bride
Sweet saintlike paire of Soules in whom dis shine Such models of perfection fæminine
Such Pietie, love zeale : That though we sinners Their lives have lost yet still them selves are winners
For they secure heavens happines inherit Whilst we lament their losse admire their merit




LEIGH, John
LEIGH, Barnabas
Latin inscription of John Leigh not transcribed

BARNABAS LEIGH, SON & HEIRE
OF SR JOHN LEIGH & ELIZABETH
BULCKLEY HIS WIFE, NINE MONETH
OLD, DIED JANUARY 25 1629
AND WAS LAID IN THE TOOMBE OF
HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER WHO SAW
HIS HEIRE OF THE FOURTH
GENERATION

Latin inscription not transcribed




LEIGH, John
LEIGH, Anne
LEIGH, Judith
To the Memory of
JOHN LEIGH of Northcourt, Esq. He married
ANNE the eldest Sister of JOHN EVERY
of Cothay in Kittisford in Somerset, Esq. &
was here interred Feb 2 1688 In the
38 year of his age

To the Memory of
ANNE the most beloved wife of JOHN
LEIGH Esq, eldest son of the aboves'd JOHN.
She was eldest daughter of WILLIAM
EVELEIGH of Holcomb in Ottery St
Mary in Devon Esq. She was born July
17 1667 & was here interred Sept 25
1719. She had 2 sons BARNABAS EVELEIGH,
& JOHN, & 7 daughters ANNE, BETTY,
MARY & JUDITH who was here interred
March 1 1722, and CATHERINE,
MARGARET & JOHANNA.




LEITH, Mary Charlotte Julia
PRAISING GOD
FOR THE DEAR MEMORY OF
MARY CHARLOTTE JULIA LEITH
OF NORTHCOURT
HER DAUGHTERS MARY, MARIA, AND EDITH
DEDICATE THIS SANCTUARY LAMP
JUNE 14, 1929

Mary Charlotte Julia Leith died in 1926 aged 85.




LEITH, Robert Thomas Disney
To
the Glory of God
and in memory of
Robert Thomas Disney Leith
who died at Umballa April 21 1896
This Picture from the Church of Thingvellir Iceland
was given by his Mother 1899




LUTHER, Levina
SACRED
to the Memory
of
LEVINA LUTHER, Relict of
JOHN LUTHER Esqr, M.P. for the
County of ESSEX,
who departed this Life Janry 28th
1822; In the 84th Year of her Age,
after a life passed in the
practice of every Virtue,
& regretted by all who knew
her Worth.




STRUGNELL, Elizabeth Winifred
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH WINIFRED STRUGNELL
WHO DIED DECEMBER 14TH 1954 R.I.P.

On the table at the entrance to the Nave




WAKEFIELD, Archibald Hamlyn
THE CLOCK WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF
THE REVEREND ARCHIBALD HAMLYN WAKEFIELD, M.A.
BORN 5TH OCTOBER, 1892
ORDAINED PRIEST 4TH MARCH, 1917
DIED 27TH APRIL, 1972
VICAR OF SHORWELL AND RECTOR
OF KINGSTON 1962-1972
"BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE STRENGTH IS IN THEE"
Psalm 84




WILMOT, Susan
IN MEMORY OF
SUSAN WILMOT
Who died December 12th 1806
Aged 69
Her Integrity, [...] & Attachment
made [...] lamented
by those who knew her
Worth.
Elizabeth Bull of North Court,
Isle of Wight
to whom she had been an Old
and valued Servant
erected this [...]
as a token of esteem.




WORSLEY, Elizabeth
WORSLEY Mary Anne
To the beloved Memory of
ELIZABETH WORSLEY
who died March 17th 1803
AGED 35
Whose Remains were Interr'd near this Place
together with those of her Daughter MARY ANNE
who died a few Days before her aged 16 Months.
An afflicted Husband & Father
devotes this imperfect Tribute of his Love.
---
Of polish'd Manners, and accomplish'd Mind,
Grac'd with the Charms, that captivate Mankind,
Yet taught by inbred Wisdom to despise
Unthinking Fashion's worthless Vanities.
Her Aim, her Art to cheer and soften Life,
She shone (best praise) the Mother & the Wife,
She learn'd from Heav'n born Charity to know
To smile with Happiness, to pity Woe
In Suffrings School, like Gold by Fire refin'd,
She taught the Virtues of the Christian's Mind.
Faith Hope, a grateful Heart, a Will resign'd.
Such matchless Excellence of Life so brief
Claims the full Tribute of the Mourner's grief.
But him, whose Love inspires the vain design,
To paint perfections of a Soul like thine,
Pardon blest Spirit ! the attempt how weak
The Language of his Heart in words to speak !
Yet let Affection's votive Off'rings flow
In the fond Piety of cherish'd Woe.
This Tribute paid, be then his Soul's relief
Th' expressive silence of Submissive grief;
From vain regrets to Duties let him turn
And act the father, tho' the Husband mourn.




WORSLEY, Elizabeth Rosetta
Suffer little children and
forbid them not to come unto me
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
Elizabeth Rosetta, eldest daughter of the late
Revd James Worsley of Billingham, who died
Jan 16th 1884 aged 86. Interred at Kingston.




WORSLEY, James
WORSLEY, Maria
WORSLEY, James
WORSLEY, Charles Roberts
To the Glory of God & in loving memory of
James eldest son of the late Revd James Worsley
of Billingham - of Maria, his wife, and
of James & Charles Roberts their sons

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan