Whippingham : St Mildred's Church



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Prince Albert
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Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg and Gotha
TO THE LOVED MEMORY OF
LEOPOLD GEORGE DUNCAN ALBERT
DUKE OF ALBANY, PRINCE OF SAXE COBURG AND GOTHA
WHO DIED AT CANNES, IN HIS THIRTY FIRST YEAR, ON MARCH 28TH 1884
"ALL SOULS ARE THINE; WE MUST NOT SAY
THAT THOSE ARE DEAD WHO PASS AWAY"
THIS MONUMENT
IS PLACED BY HIS SORROWING MOTHER, QUEEN VICTORIA
A.D. 1886.





Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
ALICE MAUD MARY, PRINCESS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, GRAND DUCHESS OF HESSE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN HER 36TH YEAR, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER BELOVED FATHER'S DEATH
DECEMBER 14TH 1878
"BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD." St Matthew V 8
THIS MONUMENT IS PLACED BY HER SORROWING MOTHER, QUEEN VICTORIA
1879





Prince Francis of Prussia
Prince Joachim of Prussia
" SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME AND FORBID THEM NOT
FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD"
SACRED
TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
FRANCIS FREDERICK SIGISMUND
PRINCE OF PRUSSIA
BORN SEPTEMBER 15 1864,
DIED JUNE 18 1866,
AT THE NEW PALACE, POTSDAM.
THIRD SON AND FOURTH CHILD

JOACHIM FREDERICK ERNEST WALDEMAR
PRINCE OF PRUSSIA
BORN FEBRUARY 10 1868
DIED MARCH 27 1879
AT BERLIN.
FOURTH SON AND SIXTH CHILD

OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM, CROWN PRINCE OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE AND OF PRUSSIA
AND OF
VICTORIA, PRINCESS ROYAL AND CROWN PRINCESS;
GRANDSONS OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA.





Prince Henry of Battenberg
Princess Beatrice
inscription on tomb not recorded




BATTENBERG, Prince Henry of
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
H.R.H. PRINCE HENRY OF BATTENBERG
THIS LECTERN IS OFFERED AS A GIFT
TO THE CHURCH OF ST. MILDRED, WHIPPINGHAM
BY COL. LORD EDWARD PELHAM-CLINTON
Jan 20th 1897.





Hessian Soldiers
To the honoured memory of eighty four
Hessian soldiers of the Regiments
Prinz Carl Lossburg and Gendarmes, also
of the Fusilier Battalion Prueschenk
who died of disease in the Isle of Wight
during the campaign of 1794, and
were buried in Whippingham Churchyard

This tablet is placed here by
The Landgraf A F of Hesse
April 1906





ARNOLD, Matthew
SACRED to the Memory
OF
The Revd. MATTHEW ARNOLD, B.D.
Second son of WM. ARNOLD Esqr., late of Slatwoods
Chaplain to His Majesty's Forces at Gosport,
And Fellow of Corpus Christi College Oxford,
Who was unfortunately drowned in Stokes Bay,
Thursday May 18th 1820
Aged 35.
His Remains are buried in the Church Yard
immediately without this Wall.





ARNOLD, William
SACRED to the MEMORY
OF
WM. ARNOLD ESQR.
Late Collector of His Majesty's Customs
in the Port of COWES
ISLE OF WIGHT
who by his amiable, as well as
his faithful discharge of his Duty
to his public Station
and
In his private Character
justly entitled himself to the warmest respect
Esteem and Affection
of all who were occasionally or permanently
concerned with him in Business
Society or domestic Ties.
The Public
His Friends and his Family
Feel and deplore the Loss
Hastened by his Death on the 6th March 1801
Aged 55.





AULDJO, Henry
SACRED TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
HENRY AULDJO,
OF THE LODGE, EAST COWES,
WHO DIED THERE NOVEMBER 21, 1889.
THIS TABLET RECORDS, BUT TOO FAINTLY
THE CONSTANT LOVE OF JOHN, HIS BROTHER.





AULDJO, Thomas
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS AULDJO, ESQUIRE,
OF EAST COWES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1823,
AGED 66 YEARS.





BALL, Benedict
BALL, Penelope
SACRED to the MEMORY
OF
BENEDICT BALL, RECTOR of this Parish
Who died Jan 15 1713 in the 39th year of his Age,
and of
PENELOPE Eldest daughter of BENEDICT BALL
(AND HER TWO INFANT SONS)
AGED 31 YEARS,





BIRD, Samuel
IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
SAMUEL BIRD
LATE OF CAL-
CUTTA WHO DIED
AT SLATWOODS
FEB 27 1898 AGED 75.





BLACHFORD family
SACRED to the MEMORY of
ANNE, Wife of ROBERT BLACHFORD, ESQRE.
Who died April 17 1713 Aged 42 years.
ROBERT BLACHFORD ESQRE.
Who died Oct 31 1715 Aged 42 years.
MARSHAL BLACHFORD, THEIR SECOND SON
Who died Jan 28 1716 Aged 15 years.
GEORGE, Brother of ROBERT BLACHFORD
Who died Feb 6 1722 Aged 41 years.
ROBERT BLACHFORD ESQRE, Son of R. BLACHFORD
Who died May 30 1729 Aged 30 years.
ROBERT BLACHFORD, Second son of BRIDGES BLACHFORD
Who died Nov 6 1752 Aged 5 months
AND OF
BARRINGTON POPE BLACHFORD Born Dec 3 1783
Who died May 14 1816.





BLACHFORD, Fitz Roy
TO THE MEMORY OF
FITZ ROY BLACHFORD, ESQRE.
OF OSBORNE IN THIS PARISH,
ONLY SON OF
BARRINGTON POPE AND LADY ISABELLA BLACHFORD
BORN 18TH OF SEPTEMBER 1814,
DIED 10TH OF APRIL 1840.
COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY
LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. MATT. II. V. 28.





BLACHFORD, Robert Pope
BLACHFORD, Winifred
To
the Memory of
Robert Pope Blachford Esqre.
of Osborne in this Parish.
Born 1742.
AND, of WINIFRED, his Wife,
daughter of Sir Fitz Wm. Barrington, Bt.,
of Swainston in the Parish of Calbourne.
Born 1754
Who both died at AIX, in FRANCE
and were Buried at Marseilles,
A.D. 1790.





BLAKE, Andrew
This Tablet is placed by
Queen Victoria to the mem-
ory of Andrew Blake Esq,
for 10 years her faithful and
excellent Land Steward, who
died universally regretted at
the age of 57 on July 18, 1896
at Wester May Rosshire, where
his remains are interred.





CHAPMAN, Isham
IN
MEMORY
OF
ISHAM CHAPMAN ESQR.
WHO WAS 42 YEARS IN
HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS
AT COWES
OF WHICH HE WAS
28 YEARS COMPTROLLER
DIED AT COWES
DECR 21ST 1829
AGED 82 YEARS





FLOWER, Sophia Georgiana
FLOWER, Augusta Emily
IN A VAULT NEAR THIS SPOT ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF THE
HON. SOPHIA GEORGIANA FLOWER
WHO DIED THE 28TH OF MAY 1826 AGED [.] YEARS AND [.] MONTHS
IN THE SAME VAULT ALSO ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF THE
HON. AUGUSTA EMILY FLOWER
WHO DIED THE[..] OF MAY 18[..] AGED [.] YEARS AND [.] MONTHS
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THEIR MEMORY
BY THEIR AFFLICTED MOTHER
EMILY VISCOUNTESS ASHBROOK
But Jesus said, suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven




GOODRICH, William
GOODRICH, Catharine
Sacred to the Memory
of
WILLIAM GOODRICH Esqre.
who died on the XXIII February AD MDCCCXVI
Aged 68.
And of CATHARINE GOODRICH his Widow,
who died on the III of July AD MDCCCXXV
Aged 79.
This humble but sincere Tribute
of kind Gratitude and Affection
to the best of Parents
is erected by their daughters
MARY and MARGARET.
----
Though through the Vale of Life's uneven course
The brightest Suns by clouds are overcast
Still Hope survives, when Storms have spent their force
New Visions rise to chase away the past.
E'en when the Tree is stricken from whose Seed
We have our Life and Being here below,
Though Tears will burst from human hearts that bleed
Not as from Creatures without Hope they flow
A father - great in Power as in Love
Hushes the storm and bids those tears to cease
His finger points if we obedient move
To join whom most we love, in Realms of endless Peace.






HARRIS, Edward William
In affectionate
remembrance of
E.W. Harris
Major 63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry
who died on the 26th June 1905
Erected by his brother Officers
as a token of their esteem.





LAMBERT, Charles Edwards
IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES EDWARDS LAMBERT
SECOND SON OF CHARLES LAMBERT ESQRE. OF OSBORNE HOUSE
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY DROWNED
WHILE BATHING AT WEST COWES
ON THE 7TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1824
IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF HIS AGE
---
HIS REMAINS ARE INTERRED BENEATH THIS PLACE





MACKENZIE, Elizabeth
Sacred to the Memory
of
ELIZABETH MACKENZIE
Obiit Bristol 1st November
1799
This Stone is inscribed to a Daughter
who never was exceeded
in Duty or Affection
by her grateful and afflicted Father
JAMES MACKENZIE
Ætatis 22.





MOUNTBATTEN, David Michael
DAVID MICHAEL
MOUNTBATTEN
3RD MARQUESS OF MILFORD HAVEN
12TH MAY 1919 - 14TH APRIL 1970


three other Mountbatten plaques have not been transcribed  




MOUNTBATTEN, George Louis Victor Henry Sergius
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE LOUIS VICTOR
HENRY SERGIUS MOUNTBATTEN
SECOND MARQUESS OF MILFORD HAVEN
PRINCE OF BATTENBERG
CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY
1892 - 1938





PITTIS, Thomas
TOMLINSON, Henry
SACRED to the MEMORY
OF
THOMAS Son of THOMAS PITTIS, Rector of Gatcombe
Who was buried March 30, 1665 Aged 11 weeks.
Also fo
HENRY TOMLINSON, GENT;
Who departed this life March 7, in the 63rd Year of his Age
ANNO DOM 1674.





PONSONBY, Henry
THIS MEMORIAL IS PLACED BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF GEN. THE RT. HON. SIR HENRY PONSONBY G.C.B.
KEEPER OF THE PRIVY PURSE AND PRIVATE SECRETARY WHO DIED 21 NOV 1895.





PROTHERO, George
PROTHERO, Emma
In memory of
George Prothero
of Brasenose College, Oxford
Canon and Sub-Dean of Westminster
Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Victoria
and Deputy Clerk of the Closet
Curate of this parish 1853-1857
Rector 1857-1894
Born 18th March 1818
Died 16th November 1894.
and of
Emma [Money Kyrle] his wife
Born 30th January 1822
Died 28th July 1893.
This tablet
is placed here by their children.





ROGERSON, James William
IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLIAM
ROGERSON
ORGANIST OF THIS CHURCH
FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS
HIS LOVE OF MUSIC GREATLY
BEAUTIFIED THE PRAISE OF
GOD IN THIS CHURCH
HE DIED JULY 14TH 1937
AGED 73 YEARS
BLESSED ARE THE
PURE IN HEART.





SEYMOUR, Henry
Sacred to the Memory
OF
The Right Honble. LORD HENRY SEYMOUR
OF NORRIS CASTLE IN THIS PARISH
Son of FRANCIS, first MARQUESS OF HERTFORD, K.G.
DIED the 5th February
1830
In the 85th Year of his Age.





SHEDDEN, Agatha Beatrix Goodrich
To the Memory of
Agatha Beatrix Goodrich Shedden
of Slatwoods, daughter of Robert and Agatha Shedden
who died at Torquay on the 29th Decr 1859 aged 74,
and is buried in her Mother's tomb in Whippingham churchyard;
a good christian, a loving relative, and a steady friend,
this little tribute of reverence and affection is placed by her adopted son.





SHEDDEN, Agatha Wells
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
AGATHA WELLS SHEDDEN
DAUGHTER OF JOHN GOODRICH ESQR OF NANSEMOND PLANTATION
IN THE PROVINCE OF VIRGINIA
RELICT OF ROBERT SHEDDEN ESQR. OF PAULERSPURY PARK, AND OF SLATWOODS;
WHO DIED IN 1838, IN THE EIGHTY SIXTH YEAR OF HER AGE
HER MORTAL REMAINS WERE AT HER DESIRE DEPOSITED IN A TOMB NEAR THIS WALL
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL, FILIAL, REMEMBRANCE OF
THAT UNWEARIED SOLICITUDE, THAT GENEROUS SELF DENYING
MATERNAL AFFECTION,
WHICH HAVE LEFT HER MEMORY BELOVED AND CHERISHED
AS THE KINDEST AND BEST OF MOTHERS.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy"




SHEDDEN, Alice
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALICE,
THE DEAR WIFE OF
SIR GEORGE SHEDDEN
OF SPRING HILL
WHO DIED ON THE
23RD FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 73.





SHEDDEN, Constance Evelyn
SHEDDEN, Mary Eleanor Goodrich
TO
THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
CONSTANCE EVELYN
SHEDDEN
BORN AUGUST 28TH 1889
DIED MARCH 5TH 1948
AND
MARY ELEANOR GOODRICH
SHEDDEN
BORN MARCH 1891
DIED FEBRUARY 25TH 1942
DAUGHTERS OF SIR GEORGE
AND DAME ALICE SHEDDEN
OF SPRING HILL
ERECTED BY THEIR DEVOTED BROTHER
ROSCOW GEORGE SHEDDEN
SOMETIME BISHOP OF NASSAU
"THEY WERE LOVELY AND PLEASANT
IN THEIR LIVES"





SHEDDEN, Edward Claude
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD
CLAUDE SHEDDEN
1885 - 1967





SHEDDEN, George
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE SHEDDEN, ESQUIRE
OF PAULERSPURY PARK, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
AND SPRING HILL, IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 21ST MARCH MDCCCLV
AGED LXXXV
ERECTED BY THE CHILDREN OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE
KIND AND DEARLY BELOVED PARENT





SHEDDEN, George
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SIR GEORGE SHEDDEN
OF SPRING HILL, EAST COWES
AND HARDMEAD, BUCKS
WHO DIED ON THE 14TH FEBRUARY 1937
AGED 80
ERECTED BY HIS FIVE CHILDREN.





SHEDDEN, Graham Eden
SHEDDEN, Eden Graham
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GRAHAM EDEN
SHEDDEN
OF MILLFIELD, EAST COWES
ISLE OF WIGHT
PASSED TO REST IN HIS 80TH YEAR
17TH OCTOBER 1940


REMEMBER BEFORE GOD
EDEN GRAHAM
SHEDDEN
1901 - 1977





SHEDDEN, Graham Percival
IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
GRAHAM PERCIVAL
SHEDDEN

CAPTAIN R.G.A. 55TH HEAVY
BATTERY 2ND DIVISION
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT
WAR IN THE FIRST BATTLE OF
YPRES AT THE CHATEAU OF
HOOGE WHEN H.Q. WAS
SHELLED OCTOBER 31ST 1914
AGED 28

"Their name liveth for evermore"

CWGC record

G P Shedden entry on Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight.




SHEDDEN, Mary
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
THE VERY AFFECTIONATE, MUCH BELOVED,
WIFE OF GEORGE SHEDDEN, ESQUIRE
OF SPRING HILL
WHO DIED ON THE IIND OF DECEMBER
MDCCCXXVII
AGED LI.





SMITH, Clement
SMITH, Clement Leslie
To the glory of GOD & in memory
of CLEMENT SMITH M.A.
M.V.O. Canon of WIndsor and
Rector of this Parish from
1895 - 1921
A tribute of love and gratitude
from parishioners and Friends

TO THE MEMORY OF CLEMENT LESLIE, HIS SON
BRIGADIER-GENERAL V.C. M.C. WHO DIED IN ITALY OF ILLNESS CONTRACTED IN SERVICE DECR 14TH 1927 AGED 49. REQUIESCAT IN PACE.

From Hampshire at the Beginning of the 20th Century




WARD, James Duff
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD JAMES DUFF WARD
LATE CURATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT ROME
(where he had gone for the recovery of his health)
JANUARY 19TH 1831
IN THE 31ST YEAR OF HIS AGE





WHITE, George
NEAR THIS SPOT LIE THE REMAINS OF
GEORGE WHITE ESQRE.
WHO WAS BORN ON THE 20TH MARCH 1782
AND DIED ON THE 10TH FEBRUARY 1845
HE WAS COLONEL IN THE PORTUGUESE SERVICE
AND WAS 3D SON OF THE LATE JOHN WHITE ESQRE
OF FAIRLEE, IN THIS PARISH.
SACRED
TO HIS CHERISHED MEMORY
THIS TABLET IS AFFECTIONATELY RAISED BY
HIS SORROWING WIDOW AND ORPHAN CHILDREN
THE LAST SAD TRIBUTE OF THEIR LOVE RESPECT AND ESTEEM
FOR THE TENDEREST OF HUSBANDS
AND THE MOST AFECTIONATE OF FATHERS.





WHITE, John
WHITE, Julia Fanny
IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN WHITE
BORN MARCH 1, 1817,
DIED MARCH 18, 1877,
AND HIS WIFE
JULIA FANNY WHITE
BORN FEBRUARY 9, 1819,
DIED NOVEMBER 9, 1910.





WHITE, William
WHITE, Anne
WILLIAM WHITE Esqr.
of Fairlee
died June the 12th 1774
Aged 82.
ANNE Wife of
WILLIAM WHITE Esqr.
died July the 25th 1771
Aged 76.


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