Whitwell : St Mary's Church with St Rhadegunde's Church

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St Mary's Church with St Rhadegunde's Church was originally two chapels within one building, hence the dual attribution to two Saints. The parish is now usually termed St Mary and St Rhadegund.



CHARITABLE BENEFACTIONS
CHARITABLE BENEFACTIONS
A.D. 1817 MRS. FANNY KING (Widow) bequeathed
to the Vicar and Churchwardens of the
Parish of Whitwell, the Sum of -
FIFTY POUNDS, the Interest to be
distributed in BREAD to the Poor
of the Parish every Christmas.
Now invested in Government Security
through the Charity Commissioners.
1890 Present Interest L.1,,5S.,,8D..
1858 REVD RICHARD DIXON, Vicar of Whitwell
bequeathed to the Vicar and Church-
wardens of the Parish of Whitwell, the
Sum of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS, the Interest
to be distributed in BREAD to the Poor
of the Parish every Christmas.
Invested as the above.
1890 Present Interest L.3,,0S.,,0D..
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He also bequeathed the Sum of
ONE HUNDRED POUNDS towards a
SCHOOL which was expended in
erecting the NATIONAL SCHOOLS.
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1890 REV. ROBERT BENNETT OLIVER, Vicar
WILLIAM REYNOLDS  }
SAMUEL BEEDEN      } Churchwardens





CHARITABLE BENEFACTIONS
WHITWELL CHURCH
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Benefactions for the
Maintenance of the fabric of
the Parish Church
were made by the following
1964 Lilian Alice Lowry
1971 Cicely Lowe
1979 Stephen Maurice Thorne
and
Gorden Wilfred Thorne
1981 Horace James Wood
1983 Reginald Arthur Mountford
 
Edwin Curtis, Bishop, Priest in Charge
John Attrill
John Evans      Churchwardens 1981





Parish War Memorial panel
TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

THE CALVARY IN MEMORY OF JOHN STANLEY HEARN, LT, SUFFOLK
REGT., KILLED GELDECOURT 12 OCT 1916, A SERVER AT THE ALTAR

THE CHANCEL SCREEN IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WHITWELL

ALFRED H ATTRILL, CORP, I W RIFLES, KILLED GAZA 19 AP 1917
GEORGE CHICK, I W RIFLES, KILLED GALLIPOLI 18 SEP 1915
LAWRENCE G DEPTFORD, HAMPS R., KILLED KATRAN 13 NOV 1917
HARRY L HATCHER, HAMPS REGT, DIED AT PARKHURST 19 MAR 1915
RONALD MCDOUGALL, LT, THE BUFFS, KILLED LILLE 20 OCT 1914
CYRIL G PETCHEY, HAMPS REGT, DIED OF WOUNDS CAIRO 11 MAY 1918
CHOIR SERVER THURISTER CAPTAIN OF THE RINGERS
FRANCIS RUSSELL, HAMPS R., KILLED PASSCHENDAELE 10 AUG 1917
WALTER SHEATH, I W RIFLES, DIED AT WHITWELL 3 JUL 1919
HILTON SNOW, I W RIFLES, KILLED KANTARA 4 NOV 1918
WILLIAM H TROWBRIDGE, I W RIFLES, KILLED GAZA 19 AP 1917
JAMES WHEELER, LCE CORP, HAMPS R., KILLED YPRES 1 AUG 1917
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

For full details see Whitwell Church War Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  






BARROW, Edmund
IN MEMORY OF EDMUND BARROW THE FIRST
SCHOOLMASTER OF THIS PARISH WHO DECED 6TH JANY 1864
ON WHOSE SOUL JESU HAVE MERCY AMEN

Edmund Barrow died in Clitheroe, Lancashire.  




EDMUNDS, Anthony
Sacred
to the Memory of
ANTHONY EDMUNDS
who died May 15th
1839
Aged 104 Years.





ELDERTON, Fothergill Rex
LT FOTHERGILL REX ELDERTON
R WARWICKSHIRE REGT
KILLED AT LOOS
25 SEPTEMR 1915

See Whitwell Church Chancel Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  

CWGC record

Biography and photo of F R Elderton [Epsom and Ewell History Explorer]




FRASER, Alexander
FRASER, Harry

IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDER FRASER
SON OF GENERAL SIR JOHN FRASER G.C.B.
OF OLD PARK
DIED IN PARIS JUNE 20TH 1861 AGED SEVEN MONTHS
ALSO HARRY DIED IN EDINBURGH DEC 24TH 1872
AGED FIFTEEN YEARS





HENDY, Alice Emma
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE EMMA HENDY
ORGANIST IN THIS CHURCH
1933-1974
DIED 22ND MARCH 1986 AGED 81 YEARS





HOWELL, Norman Elliott

CAPT NORMAN ELLIOTT HOWELL, 82ND PUNJABIS
KILLED IN MESOPOTAMIA 7TH JAN 1916

See Whitwell Church Chancel Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  

CWGC record




MORSE, Gurth Stephen

LT GURTH STEPHEN MORSE, RFA 34TH BATTY 38TH BDE 6TH DIVN
DIED AT BAILLEUL OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION 9TH DECR 1914

See Whitwell Church Chancel Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  

CWGC record





OLIVER, Sir Robert
OLIVER, Lady Rachel Mary

This Window is erected to the Glory of GOD and in memory of Sir
Robert Oliver Kt Captain R.N. Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's
Indian Navy who suddenly from the midst of an active life and in the
faithful discharge of his duties to his sovereign and his country was
was called to his rest. He died at Bombay of sunstroke on the 5th August
1848 and was buried in the Cathedral there. Also of Rachel Mary Lady
Oliver who died at Milfield Ryde August 3rd 1867

Portrait of Sir Robert Oliver [at the National Maritime Museum]

Eulogy in 'The History of the Indian Navy' [Google Books]  





OLIVER, Robert Bennett
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of the Rev Robert Bennett Oliver M.A. Trin Coll Cambridge
Vicar of Whitwell 39 years - he restored the Church and by his love and devotion endeared himself to all
his Parishioners. This Window is dedicated by his sister Elizabeth H Hunter. Requiescat in Pace.

Robert Bennett Oliver was born in Dover c. 1835, the son of Sir Robert Oliver [qv], and died at Whitwell on 21 Oct 1912. In 1911 he and his wife, and 3 of his daughters, were resident at Strathwell, Whitwell.  






ORR, John Cecil
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY
FOR
JOHN CECIL ORR, PRIEST
SOMETIME VICAR OF THIS PARISH
Died 3rd February 1937
O SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD
WHO BY THY CROSS
AND PRECIOUS BLOOD
HAST REDEEMED US
SAVE US AND HELP US
WE HUMBLY BESEECH THEE O LORD

 
John Cecil Orr's death was registered in Oxford. He was 67 years of age. He was born in Bombay; he is listed at Whitwell Vicarage on the 1911 Census return.




USSHER, Beverley

CAPT BEVERLEY USSHER, LEINSTER REGT
KILLED AT GALLIPOLI 12TH JUNE 1915

See Whitwell Church Chancel Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  

Ussher brothers' biography [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]

CWGC record




USSHER, Stephen

CAPT STEPHEN USSHER, 129TH DCO BALUCHIS
KILLED AT GIVENCHY 16TH DECR 1914

See Whitwell Church Chancel Memorials [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]  

Ussher brothers' biography [Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight]

CWGC record


Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan, except (*) which is a drawing by Percy G Stone from Architectural Antiquities of the Isle of Wight