Ventnor : Holy Trinity Church

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These inscriptions record the memorials in the church itself, and the plaques on the Calvary Cross in the car park.






CALVARY CROSS :

THOMPSON, John William
CLAYTON, Charles Falkingham
CLAYTON, Arthur Prestwood
CRANG, Roy
CRANG, Catherine Mary


VERGER
JOHN WILLIAM THOMPSON
10.9.1893 - 11.7.1972

To the Glory of God
and in grateful memory of the
REV. CHARLES FALKINGHAM
CLAYTON M.A.
FOR 25 YEARS A VOLUNTARY HELPER
IN THE SERVICES OF THIS CHURCH
WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 15 1917
AGED 62 YEARS
R.I.P.

ALSO ON MEMORY OF
HIS BROTHER THE REV.
ARTHUR PRESTWOOD
CLAYTON M.A.
VICAR OF HOLY TRINITY
1889 - 1923
THIS CALVARY WAS RESTORED
BY GRATEFUL MEMBERS OF
HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
1960

Roy Crang
1907 - 1969
Curate of this Church
1968- 1969
Also his Wife
Catherine Mary Crang
1914 - 2011


Arthur Prestwood Clayton b 8 Feb 1853 d 9 June 1933 Portsmouth
He obtained a BA from Jesus College Cambridge and was ordained a Deacon in Lent 1879 and a Priest in 1880. He married Georgina Levigne April 29th 1880 daughter of William Levigne of Kilmaglish Co. west Meath Ireland. They had 8 children. He was for some time Curate of Holy Trinity Bembridge and in the Summer of 1882 was presented the vicarage of Kilnhurst near Rotherham Yorkshire by earl Fitzwilliam where he remained till the summer of 1888 where he resigned his living on account of his wife’s health and took the curacy of Holy Trinity Ventnor. On the living becoming vacant in 1889 he was appointed vicar.
The census lists him as Parish Priest at Bembridge in 1881.

Charles 'Charley' Falkingham Clayton b 22 Apr 1855 d 24 Jun 1917 in Ventnor and never married.
Charles matriculated at Jesus College Cambridge and was ordained Deacon in 1879 and Priest in 1881 by the Diocese of Winchester. He was for about 2 years curate of Swannel(?) near Andover and in 1882 went to be curate to his brother AT Clayton in Kilnhurst Yorks. In 188? he left Kilnhurst and took the Curacy of Tiffant near Salisbury where he continued til Oct 1891 when he resigned and came to reside at 2 Alcrofts Villas, Newport Rd and assisted his brother in his duties at Holy Trinity.

Thanks to Lin Watterson of Carisbrooke Castle Museum for biographies

Further information on the CLAYTON family can be found using this link : Arabian Diary extract from Diary by Gilbert Falkingham Clayton edited by Lin Watterson (PDF opens in new window)



Albert Edward, Prince of Wales

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
A THANK OFFERING FROM THE CON-
GREGATION FOR THE RESTORATION
TO HEALTH OF ALBERT EDWARD
PRINCE OF WALES FEB 27 1872


" ... in the winter of 1871, a brush with death led to an improvement both in Edward's popularity with the public as well as in his relationship with his mother. While staying at Londesborough Lodge, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Edward contracted typhoid, the disease that was believed to have killed his father. There was great national concern, and one of his fellow guests (Lord Chesterfield) died. Edward's recovery was greeted with almost universal relief ... " - from Edward VII (Wikipedia)




GREAT WAR MEMORIAL



For details of the men listed, and links to CWGC records and biographical information, see Ventnor Holy Trinity Church War Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).




SOUTH WIGHT BOY SCOUTS WAR MEMORIAL 1939 - 1945



For details of the men listed, and links to CWGC records and biographical information, see Ventnor Holy Trinity Church Boy Scouts War Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).


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BLACK, Dudley Hammond

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DUDLEY HAMMOND BLACK
2/LIEUT 17TH KINGS LIVERPOOL REGT
KILLED 8TH MAY 1918 AGED 28
R.I.P.


For further biographical information see D H Black (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).




BOOSEY, James Henry

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES HENRY BOOSEY
THE FAITHFUL VERGER OF
HOLY TRINITY FOR 50 YEARS
ENTERED INTO REST 28TH SEPT. 1918.
R.I.P.


In 1911 James Henry and Ann Boosey, with their son, also James Henry, were at 7 North Street, Ventnor. James Henry Boosey Snr is described as Verger, his son as a Teacher of Music.




HARVEY, Mary Catherine
CLAYTON, Beatrice Maude


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE FOURTH LIGHT IN THE WEST WINDOW OF THIS CHURCH
WAS PLACED BY MANY FRIENDS
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF TWO LIVES WHO
TESTIFIED TO THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IN YOUTH AND AGE
MARY CATHERINE HARVEY DIED MARCH 7TH 1913, AGED 84 YEARS
BEATRICE MAUDE CLAYTON DIED AUGUST 18TH 1912, AGED 20 YEARS
R.I.P.

In 1911 Mary Catherine Harvey, aged 82, born in Hanover, Germany, was a Visitor at the Crab and Lobster Hotel, Grove Road, Ventnor.
Beatrice Maude Clayton was the daughter of the Rev. Arthur Prestwood Clayton, and his wife Mary Georgina. In 1911 the family were resident at Kilnhurst, St Boniface Road, Ventnor.




CLAYTON, Charles Falkingham

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES FALKINGHAM CLAYTON M.A.
FOR 25 YEARS A VOLUNTARY HELPER IN THE SERVICES
OF THIS CHURCH, WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 15 1917
AGED 62 YEARS. - R.I.P.


Charles Falkingham Clayton was the brother of the Rev. Arthur Prestwood Clayton. Born in Ryde, in 1911 he was resident at 2 Adelaide Cottages, Beaconsfield Road, Ventnor.




CLAYTON, Edward Harold

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD HAROLD CLAYTON
2ND LIEUTENANT ROYAL AIR FORCE
SEVERELY WOUNDED AUG 11TH, DIED AUG 21ST, 1918
HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY
BURIED AT VALENCIENNES R.I.P.

Edward Harold Clayton was the son of the Rev. Arthur Prestwood Clayton, and his wife Mary Georgina. In 1911 the family were resident at Kilnhurst, St Boniface Road, Ventnor.
For further biographical information see E H Clayton (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight).




CURRIE, Harriet Carroll

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIET C CURRIE WHO DIED AT VENTNOR
JANUARY 30TH 1877.


The 1871 Census shows Harriet Currie, aged 47, the wife of Walter Currie, Outfitter, at Freshwater Bay Road, Freshwater.




FISHE, Charles Caulfeild

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES CAULFEILD FISHE
WHO DIED AT ROME APRIL 3RD 1870.




National Probate Calendar 1870




FISHER, John Goate
FISHER, Charlotte


IN MEMORY OF
JOHN GOATE FISHER OF YARMOUTH IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK
WHO DIED THE 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER 1861 AGED [82]
AND OF
CHARLOTTE, HIS WIFE, DAUGHTER OF THE REV [...] TURNER
[...]


The inscription is unclear towards the base of the window. Charlotte Fisher may have died earlier in 1861. The 1861 Census shows John Goate Fisher, widower, aged 82, an Attorney at Law, resident at South Quay, (Great) Yarmouth, Norfolk.
The 1851 Census shows John G Fisher, aged 72, a Solicitor, and Charlotte Fisher, aged 60, resident at the Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
It is assumed that the window was installed by their son, Charles Frances Fisher, who was resident at 12, Grove Cottages, Grove Road, Ventnor, in 1861. He was aged 33, a Solicitor, at this time.




GIBBS, Thomas

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOMAS GIBBS, WHO DIED JULY 26TH 1909, AGED 71.
THE FIRST LIGHT WAS PLACED IN THE WEST WINDOW
OF THIS CHURCH AS A PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF
HIS SERVICES AS A MEMBER OF THE VENTNOR
DISTRICT COUNCIL 1868-1908, OF THE HAMPSHIRE
AND I. OF W. COUNTY COUNCIL 1889-1904,
RURAL GUARDIAN 1903-1908,
CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS CHURCH 1903-1908.

Thomas Gibbs was a Lodging House Keeper, noted on the 1901 Census return at Milton Lodge, High Street, Ventnor.






GUPPY, William

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GUPPY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12TH 1898, AGED 54.
FOR TEN YEARS A CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS CHURCH
THE THIRD LIGHT WAS PLACED IN THE WEST WINDOW
IN THIS CHURCH BY PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR WARM AFFECTION.

In 1891, William Guppy, a Schoolmaster, aged 46, born in Powerstock, Dorsetshire, and his wife Emilie, were resident at Schonberg Villa, St Boniface Road, Ventnor.





HARVEY, Mary Catherine
CLAYTON, Beatrice Maude


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE FOURTH LIGHT IN THE WEST WINDOW OF THIS CHURCH
WAS PLACED BY MANY FRIENDS
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF TWO LIVES WHO
TESTIFIED TO THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IN YOUTH AND AGE
MARY CATHERINE HARVEY DIED MARCH 7TH 1913, AGED 84 YEARS
BEATRICE MAUDE CLAYTON DIED AUGUST 18TH 1912, AGED 20 YEARS
R.I.P.

In 1911 Mary Catherine Harvey, aged 82, born in Hanover, Germany, was a Visitor at the Crab and Lobster Hotel, Grove Road, Ventnor.
Beatrice Maude Clayton was the daughter of the Rev. Arthur Prestwood Clayton, and his wife Mary Georgina. In 1911 the family were resident at Kilnhurst, St Boniface Road, Ventnor.




HENNELL, James Bruce
HENNELL, Wlliam Frederick


1879
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAPN. J B HENNELL AND
LIEUT W F HENNELL THE SONS OF COL HENNELL
LATE POLL. REST. IN THE PERSIAN GULF THESE TWO
YOUNG OFFICERS DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR
COUNTRY AT THE AGES OF 36 AND 28 YEARS.


Samuel Hennell (1800 - 13 Sep 1880) was the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf from 1838 - 1852. He was also a Colonel in the 1st or Grenadier Regiment of the Bombay Native Infantry, in the service of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC).
His sons were both born in the Bombay Presidency to Ann, his wife.

James Bruce Hennell, born c 1843 in Bushire, applied for a Cadetship to the HEIC Army in 1857/8, attending Addiscombe College in England during that time; he was appointed Quartermaster to the 18th Native Infantry with a seniority date of 1 Jan 1864. He was a Captain on the Staff of the Bombay Staff Corps with a seniority date of 9 Dec 1871; he married Edith Sarah Hennell (relationship unknown), daughter of R G Hennell, in Paddington on 9 Aug 1870.

William Frederick Hennell, born 27 Oct 1850 in Bushire, was gazetted a Lieutenant in the Bengal Staff Corps on 24 Aug 1878, with a seniority date of 28 Oct 1871.

It appears that both died during the 2nd Afghan War of 1879; William Frederick Hennell is commemorated on a Monument at Kandahar Cemetery; James Bruce Hennell appears in the roll of "Addiscombe, its heroes & men of note", but the circumstances of their deaths is unknown.

Much of this information has come from the FIBIS (Families in British India Society) website.




INGALTON, Henry

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY INGALTON WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13TH 1877.
CHURCHWARDEN 1869 TO 1872.


The 1871 Census shows Henry Ingalton, aged 60, unmarried, a retired builder, born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, resident at The Mount, Belgrave Road, Ventnor.




KIRTLEY, Elizabeth Ann

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN KIRTLEY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 29 ANNO DOMINI 1898
THE REREDOS WAS ERECTED
BY HER SISTER EMILY KIRTLEY.


"The High Altar reredos is a gloriously gilded and painted triptych in Pre-Raphaelite style. It depicts Christ, crowned and throned in glory, with angels at his feet swinging censers. On either side the panels show the eleven faithful disciples. It was originally intended as a memorial to the three Percy sisters, to be paid for by subscription. Unfortunately the required monies were not forthcoming, and eventually, in 1901, a Miss Kirtley donated the screen in memory of her own sister." - from Holy Trinity, Ventnor, A Guide, by Helen Slade, May 2012.


National Probate Calendar 1898 (click image to enlarge)




MARTIN, John Baratty

In grateful remembrance of
JOHN BARATTY MARTIN ESQ.
OF BELGRAVE HOUSE,VENTNOR,
who died April 11th 1890 aged 82 years.
This tablet has been erected to
commemorate his forty years public
service in the Undercliff 1838- 1878
also
in recognition of personal effort given
during the erection of this Church
of which he was first warden.

John Baratty Martin M.R.C.S.L, L.A.C. was born in Enfield, Middlesex. He was a Surgeon and General Practitioner. His brother George A Martin was a Physician, and the two of them with George Martin's wife and children lived in Belgrave House for some time.






MATHISON, Mary

IN MEMORY OF MARY MATHISON
DIED MAY 13 1874


- nothing known -




MILLMORE, Martin Matthew

In loving memory of
Martin Matthew Millmore.
Born 1895 - Died 1972


GRO record gives date of birth as 2 October 1894 (Mar 1972 qtr, Isle of Wight, 6b 2600). He was the son of James Millmore, and Mary Millmore (formerly Marshfield, née Rann), born at Brook.
The 1911 Census shows Martin Millmore aged 16 with his widowed mother, Mary Millmore, a General Carrier, with her two sons, Reuben and Martin, 'assisting in the business'.

Martin Millmore is buried at Brook : St Mary's Churchyard. His headstone gives his date of death as 1 January 1972. See also Monumental Inscription record




MITCHELL, Mary Wilson

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY WILSON MITCHELL, FOR MANY
YEARS A DEVOUT WORSHIPPER IN THIS
CHURCH, THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY
HER MANY FRIENDS - SHE ENTERED
INTO REST 19th JUNE 1924, AGED 85

In 1911, Mary Wilson Mitchell, aged 71 born in Clapham, London, was resident at Macrocarpa, Newport Road, Ventnor.




NOOTT, Mary Margaret

IN MEMORY OF MARY MARGARET
WIFE OF WILLIAM FRANCIS NOOTT M.A.
AND DAUGHTER OF THE REV FRANCIS
MURRAY-PATTEN M.A. AUG 20 1867


Mary Margaret Murray-Patten married William Francis Noott in 1866, in Portsea. She died about a year later aged 26. William Noott was a Physician who in 1871 was living with his sister in the Mall, Brading.

Mary Margaret Noott is buried at Brading : St. Mary's Churchyard.




PARK, James Allan

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES ALLAN PARK VICAR OF METHWOLD
DIED JANUARY 4TH 1875 AGED 46.


In 1871, James Allan Park, with his wife Matilda, and daughter Lilian, were at the Esplanade, Ventnor. His death was registered in New Forest district. Methwold is in Norfolk.




PEILE, Alfred Brodie
PEILE, Frederick Stuart
PEILE, Lawrence Arthur Babington


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED BRODIE PEILE,
DIED, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, JULY 14TH 1913.
FREDERICK STUART PEILE,
DIED, QUEENSLAND, FENRUARY 20TH 1916.
LAWRENCE ARTHUR BABINGTON PEILE,
DIED, CEYLON, JUNE 23RD 1913.
SONS OF THE LATE
REVD. ARTHUR L.B. PEILE, C.V.O.
THE FIRST VICAR OF THIS CHURCH.

The Revd. Arthur Lewis Babington Peile (1830-1911) was the Vicar of Holy Trinity from 1862-1888 and was also the Chaplain to Queen Victoria. Alfred Brodie Peile was born in 1867; Frederick Stuart Peile in 1868, and Lawrence Arthur Babington Peile in 1873. The Revd. Peile and his wife Ellen Olivia (née Sheppard) had a total of 12 children, all born in Ventnor, between 1864 and 1885.




PEILE, Arthur Lewis Babington

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR LEWIS BABINGTON PEILE C.V.O. M.A.
THE FIRST VICAR OF THIS CHURCH 1862 - 1889
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPTEMBER 19TH 1911
THE CHANCEL SCREEN WAS DEDICATED
AUGUST 2ND 1912 THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE CONSECRATION OF THE CHURCH.


The Revd. Arthur Lewis Babington Peile (1830-1911) was the Vicar of Holy Trinity from 1862-1888 and was also the Chaplain to Queen Victoria. The Revd. Peile and his wife Ellen Olivia (née Sheppard) had a total of 12 children, all born in Ventnor, between 1864 and 1885.




PEILE, Ellen Olivia

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF ELLEN OLIVIA
WIFE OF REVD. ARTHUR L.B. PEILE, VICAR
OF HOLY TRINITY VENTNOR A.D. 1869-1889
SHE HATH BEEN A SUCCOUR OF MANY
AND OF MYSELF ALSO
SHE ENTERED INTO REST 12 SEPT 1910.

See other PEILE memorials






PERCY, Agnes
THOMPSON, Ellen
PERCY, Louisa Julia


THIS CHURCH WAS ERECTED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
BY THREE SISTERS
AGNES PERCY
ELLEN THOMPSON
LOUISA JULIA PERCY
THE FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID APRIL 12 1860
THE CONSECRATION TOOK PLACE AUGUST 2 1862
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE
A.D. 1900

"The Church was commissioned by three sisters at a cost of £9356 together with an endowment of £2000. The three sisters, Miss Agnes Percy, Miss Louisa Julia Percy and Mrs Ellen Thompson, were the daughters of the Reverend Hugh Percy, Bishop of Carlisle (1784-1856) and the granddaughters of the Most Reverend Charles Manners-Sutton (1755-1828) who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1805 until his death. They were also closely related to the Dukes of Northumberland." - from Holy Trinity, Ventnor, A Guide, by Helen Slade, May 2012.

In 1851, Mrs Ellen Thompson, a widow, aged 35, and her sisters Agnes Percy, aged 40, and Louisa Julia Percy, aged 32, (Visitors) were resident at Sea Cliff Cottage, Belgrave Road, Ventnor. All are shown as Annuitants.
In 1861, Agnes Percy, aged 51, Louisa Julia Percy, aged 42, and their sister Mrs Ellen Thompson, a widow, aged 45, (a Visitor) were resident at Orchardleigh, Bonchurch. All are shown as Fundholders.




SCOTT, Katherine

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THE HON. KATHERINE SCOTT
WHO DIED JANUARY 3RD 1899,
THE SECOND LIGHT
IS PLACED IN THE WEST WINDOW OF
THIS CHURCH BY HER MANY FRIENDS.

In 1891, Katherine Scott, aged 48, born in Scotland, was resident at Madeira Cottage, Madeira Road, Ventnor.




SUTTON, Gurney Sinclair

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GURNEY SINCLAIR SUTTON
(6TH DORSET REGT)
WHO FELL AT FLERS 28TH AUGUST 1918
AGED 30


Biographical information (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight)




TANNER, Joseph

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH TANNER
DIED AT VENTNOR APL 23 1869.

- nothing known -




WHITEHEAD, George Anne Frederick Aubrey
CAPT. G.A.F.A. WHITEHEAD,
THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.
BORN 26 MARCH 1879, DIED 3 MARCH 1908,
IN CALABAR HOSPITAL,
FROM DISEASE CONTRACTED WHILE SERVING IN
THE 1ST BATT. SOUTHERN NIGERIA REGIMENT,
ON THE NORTHERN HINTERLAND EXPEDITION.
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS OF THE
SOUTHERN NIGERIA REGIMENT.


George Whitehead was born in Ventnor, the son of John Livesay Whitehead. a Doctor & Surgeon, and his wife Sophia Charlotte Jarvis Whitehead (née Martin). The family were at Belgrave Road, Ventnor, in 1881; and were still living there in 1911.
G A F A Whitehead attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, being gazetted Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 3 August 1898.
The Northern Hinterland Expedition aimed to open up that part of Nigeria to trade, and was led by Lt-Col Hugh Trenchard.






WHITEHEAD, George Anne Frederick Aubrey

IN affectionate remebrance of
CAPTAIN
GEORGE A.F.A. WHITEHEAD
2nd Battalion, the
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT,
who died at
CALABAR, WEST AFRICA,
on the 3rd March 1908.
This tablet is placed here by
his brother officers,
who deeply mourn his loss.


See above for biographical information




WHITEHEAD, John Livesay

IN GRATEFUL AND AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN LIVESAY WHITEHEAD, M.D.
A MUCH BELOVED PHYSICIAN AND A
DEVOUT WORSHIPPER IN THIS CHURCH
ENTERED INTO REST APRIL 10TH 1824
IN HIS 83RD YEAR ... R.I.P. ...

See above for biographical information


Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan

Thanks to Gill Challoner for allowing me access to the Church to record the Memorials.