Stonehouse Monumental Inscriptions
Details from Stonehouse Church memorial inscriptions, taken in 1879. The first volume of Gloucestershire Notes and Queries was published in 1881, edited by Rev. Beaver H. Blacker, M.A., and is used for the bulk of the information detailed below. The spelling and grammar are as the original but surnames have been put in capitals to aid identification.
This list does not cover all memorial inscriptions at the Church, because it was compiled before the end of the 19th century, and also because it concentrates on inscriptions within the church. Additions or corrections are most welcome.
|Date of Death||Age/Notes|
|18 March 1824||ADDERLY, Ann|
|5 May 1784||ADDERLY, Mary|
|31 July 1729||BALL, John Esqr.||Note 1|
|15 June 1703||BALL [nee SMYTH], Mary|
|19 Oct. 1760||BALL, Robert Esqr, Lord of the Manor||Note 1|
|[No date]||BALL, Robert [Junr]||Note 1|
|30 Sep. 1844||DAVIES, Harriet|
|25 March 1838||DAVIES, Jane Anne|
|5 Feb. 1819||DAVIES [nee SPRY], Louisa|
|23 April 1873||DAVIES [nee CLISSOLD], Mary|
|26 Nov. 1837||DAVIES, Mary Emma|
|24 May 1858||DAVIES, Robert Spry|
|4 Aug. 1867||DAVIES, Robert Stephens, Esqr., D.L., J.P.|
|17 May 1822||DIMOCK, Elizabeth|
|12 Dec. 1853||DIMOCK, Elizabeth|
|21 Oct. 1808||DIMOCK, John|
|30 May 1843||FOLEY, Eliza|
|25 Jan. 1742||FOWLER, Anne||Note 2|
|4 Aug. 1867||FOWLER, Anselm, Gent|
|15 Jan. 1714||FOWLER, Henry, Gent|
|29 July 1577||FOWLER, James||Note 2|
|18 March 1707||FOWLER [nee PARTRIDGE], Rebekah|
|10 Nov. 1763||HARRIS, Revd. Samson||66 Note 4|
|10 April 1767||HARRIS [nee ????], Sophia||80 Note 4|
|13 May 1855||MILLS, Mary Bigland|
|6 May 1766||PETTAT [nee ???], Catherine||66 Note 3|
|2 Aug. 1817||PETTAT [nee CLARKE], Anne Frances||45 Note 3|
|8 Jan. 1873||PETTAT, Revd. Charles Richard||59 Note 3|
|26 Sep. 1731||PETTAT [nee ????], Esther||53 Note 3|
|18 Jan. 1810||PETTAT [nee PAUL], Jane||71 Note 3|
|15 Jan. 1811||PETTAT, Revd. John, A.M.||72 Note 3|
|6 Dec. 1809||PETTAT [nee ????], Martha||70 Note 3|
|20 Sep. 1826||PETTAT [nee HICKS], Martha||84 Note 3|
|18 June 1809||PETTAT, Richard, Esqr.||68 Note 3|
|24 April 1764||PETTAT [nee ????], Sophia||24 Note 3|
|5 Feb. 1767||PETTAT, Thomas, Esqr.||78 Note 3|
|8 May 1804||PETTAT, Thomas, Esqr.||67 Note 3|
|10 March 1839||PETTAT, Revd. Thomas, M.A.||67 Note 3|
|17 April 1857||PETTAT, Thomas John||48 Note 3|
|[No Date]||PHILLIMORE [nee HILLIER], Ann|
|18 Jan. 1823||PHILLIMORE, John|
|24 Dec. 1809||PHILLIMORE, Mary|
|3 Sep. 1826||PHILLIMORE, Robert|
|2 Aug. 1849||PHILLIMORE, Samuel|
|21 Jan. 1800||PHILLIMORE, Sarah|
|14 March 1837||PHILLIMORE [nee PIKE], Sarah|
|29 Oct. 1841||PHILLIMORE, Sarah|
|13 Sep. 1803||PHILLIMORE, Thomas|
|4 Jan. 1830||PHILLIMORE, Thomas|
|1 May 1755||PHILLIPS, John||Note 2|
|1 Oct. 1675||SMYTH, Mary|
|6 March 1684||SMYTH, Thomas, Armiger||Note 1|
|17 Oct. 1783||SPENCER, Francis|
|14 May 1793||SPENCER, Mary Ann|
|26 Nov. 1790||SPENCER, Samuel|
|18 Sep. 1779||SPENCER, Sarah|
Notes From Gloucestershire Notes and Queries
Original Index (no note
in right hand column)
Literal copies of the twelve inscriptions in the church have been taken, (1879); and the table above is an index to the names mentioned therein, with the date of death in each case.
Rudder (p. 702) gives copies of three flatstone inscriptions, in which were these names and dates.
Bigland has recorded three more inscriptions (two on flatstones, and one on brass), from which these names and dates may be added.
These particulars of the PETTAT family, copied from five large tombs in Stonehouse Churchyard, in July 1879, are worthy of being placed on record.
1. In memory of
Esther, the wife of Thomas PETTAT, of this parish, who died the 26th day of Seprember,
1731, aetat suae 53.
Underneath this tomb are deposited the remains of Thomas PETTAT, Esqr., late of this parish, who departed this life the fifth day of February, 1767, aged 78 years. Also are deposited the remains of Catherine, wife of the above Thomas PETTAT, who departed this life the sixth day of May, 1766, aged 66 years.
2. This monument is
erected to the memory of Sophia, first wife of the Revd. John PETTAT, Vicar of this
parish, and a niece of the Revd. Samson HARRIS, the previous
Incumbent. She died April 24th. 1764, aged 24 years.
In memory of Thomas John PETTAT (formerly Captn. in the Q.O. 7th Hussars), eldest son of the late Revd. Thomas and Ann Frances PETTAT. He was born on the 17th of December 1808; died 17th of April 1857. His mortal remains lie in the adjoining south family-vault.
3. M.S. Thomas PETTAT,
Esqr., who died May the 8th, 1804. aged 67 years. He married Jane, daughter of Sir
Onesiphorus PAUL, Bart., of Hill House, in this county, who is left a disconsolate widow
to deplore her irreparable loss, and at whose request this tomb is erected.
Beneath this tomb are deposited the remains of Jane, relict of Thomas PETTAT, Esqr., who died Janry 18th., 1810, aged 71 years.
Also in memory of the Revd. Charles Richard PETTAT, Rector of the parishes of Ashe and Dean, in Hampshire (the second and youngest son of the Revd. Thomas PETTAT and Anne Frances, his wife), who was born on the 22nd of July, 1813, and died on the 8th of January, 1873, and whose mortal remains are interred in the adjoining vault.
4. Sacred to the
memory of Richard PETTAT, Esqr., of Ebley, in this county, who departed this life the 18th
day of June, in the year of our Lord 1809, aged 68 years.
Beneath this tomb are deposited the remains of Martha PETTAT, wife of Richard PETTAT, Esqr. She daparted this life the 6th day of December, in the year of our Lord 1809. aged 70 years.
5. Sacred to the
revered memory of the Revd. John PETTAT, A.M., upwards of forty years Vicar of this
parish. The genuine piety and heartfelt zeal with which he devoted himself to the faithful
discharge of all the various duties of his sacred profession, gained him the universal
affection of all his parishioners. Charitable and humane to the poor, mild, cheerful, and
unassuming in his manners, he lived truly an example of Christian goodness, and died,
universally beloved and deeply lamented, Janry 15th, 1811, aged 72 years.
Sacred to the memory of the Revd. Thomas PETTAT, M.A., for many years Rector of Hatherop & Beverstone, both in this county, and son of the Revd. John PETTAT & Martha, his wife, who died, universally beloved & regretted, on the 10th of March, 1839, aged 67.
Also to the memory of Anne Frances, the beloved wife of the above Revd. Thomas PETTAT, eldest daughter of the late John CLARKE, Esqr., of Welton Place, Northamptonshire, who departed this life August 2nd, 1817, aged 45.
Sacred to the memory of Martha, relict of the Revd. John PETTAT, eldest daughter of Sir Howe HICKS, Bart., of Witcombe Park, in this county. She closed a well-spent life on the 20th day of September, 1826, in the 84th year of her age.
Mention has been made of the Revd. Samson Harris. Over his grave is:
This monument is erected to perpetuate
the memory of the late Revd. Samson Harris, M.A, (thirty five years Vicar of this parish),
a divine eminently distinguished for his exemplary piety, learning, and indefatigable
diligence in the work of the ministry. Deeply impressed with the sacred truths of the
Gospel, he recommended them to others with a most persuasive energy & truly Xtian
example, displaying in his own conduct the most lively evidence of sincerity, his whole
life being one continued practice of every Christian & social virtue. He died,
deservedly lamented, Novr. 10th., 1763, in the 66th year of his age. Reader, go, and
Here also is inter'd the body of Sophia, relict of the late Revd. Samson HARRIS, who departed this life April 10th, 1767, in the 80th year of her age.