Church Graves

All Saints Church, Arksey

 

The Project 


A few years ago I began taking photos of the graves in the churchyard, which I then viewed on computer, and transcribed to this site, with some additional bits of research.

The project was far from complete, some memorials hadn't photographed well, others were unreadable, and quite a few were missed altogether.

In 2015 I purchased a CD rom produced by the Doncaster Family History Society (DFHS), which had almost every inscription from the church and churchyard listed on it. 

Together with my own research and information from the parish registers, the CD rom has enabled me to put together the most comprehensive list of memorial inscriptions anywhere, most of which have an accompanying photo. 

Not only that, I have also added some of my own historical research to highlight prominent people or add interesting information.


New Addition!

The memorials list now includes the two war memorials contained in the church. Scroll to the bottom of the A - Z general memorial list to view.


Plot Map

The 'plot map' is my version of the one produced by the DFHS, which has been brought up to date with memorials added since their survey in the 1980's. I have kept to their plot numbering system in case other researchers already have a copy of the disc. 

Open the pdf file to view the map, it may also be printed off should you wish to locate a grave on a visit to the church. 




Page Info

The graves are listed A - Z with an accompanying 'ref. no', which corresponds with plot numbers on the map. Missing information is replaced with a bracketed question mark (?). Information which has been sourced via the parish registers or genealogy sites, is shown in square brackets [info].

 

List of Memorials


ABELL ref. 58


In affectionate remembrance of William ABELL, of Bentley, who died December 29th 1876, aged 45 years.

58. Abell

 

Addeman


Records for Addeman, or Addiman stretch as far back as 1625. The family are recorded as yeomen (landowning farmers) of Almholme. 

There are six memorials in the name of Addeman. 

ADDEMAN ref. 48


Sacred to the memory of John ADDEMAN, who departed this life October 15th 1830, aged 66 years.

Also Sarah, wife of the above John ADDEMAN, who departed this life July 12th 1852, aged 77 years.

Also Sarah Maria ADDEMAN, Grandaughter of the above, who departed this life August 17th 1848, aged 3 years.

Also John William, only son of John and Maria ADDEMAN, who died March 1st 1860, aged 10 years. Refrain your tears and weep no more. Because your son is gone before. In love he lived, in peace he died. His life was asked but God denied.

Also Maria beloved wife of John ADDEMAN who died June 14th 1878, aged 66 years.  

 
48. Addeman

 

ADDEMAN ref. 49


In affectionate remembrance of Mary, the beloved wife of Thomas ADDEMAN of Shaftholme, who died September 13th 1879, aged 67 years. To die is gain. Phil. J. 21.
In Affectionate Remembrance of Thomas ADDEMAN of Shaftholme, who died January 30th 1886, aged 86 years. them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. 1 Thess IV 14.

49. Thomas Addeman

49. Mary Addeman


ADDEMAN ref. 50

Grave number 50 is actually two graves, one upright, and one laid flat in front of it.

In affectionate remembrance of William ADDEMAN, of Bentley, who died Nov 18 1885, aged 76 years. Thy will be done.

50. William Addeman

Sacred to the memory of Richard ADDEMAN of Almholme, who departed this life May the 17th 1817, aged 57 years.

Also to Anne wife of the above, who departed this life October 22nd 1830, aged 63 years.

50. Richard Addeman

   

ADDEMAN ref. 51


In loving memory of John ADDEMAN of Bentley, who died March 1st 1885, aged 76 years. The memory of the just is blessed. Prov C 10 V 7.
Also of Maria his wife, who died June 14th 1878, aged 66 years.
 In Loving Memory of John William, their son, who died March 1st 1860, aged 10 years.
Also of Sarah Maria, their daughter, who died August 17th 1848, aged 3 years.


51. Addeman



 

ADDEMAN ref. 52

 

Sacred to the memory of Frances the wife of Thomas ADDEMAN of Almholme, who died Novr 20th 1822, aged 27 years.

Also Richard ADDEMAN, who died February 9th 1878, aged 76 years. 

52. Addeman


ADDEMAN ref. 198 

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of Margaret, the wife of Thomas ADDEMAN of Almholme and daughter of William PEASE late of Arksey, she died January the 16th 1727 aged 45 years.

Also the remains of William, son of Thomas and Margaret ADDEMAN of Almholme who departed this life February the 18th 1786 aged 78 years.

198. Addeman


See also, PEASE ref. 210 

 

 

Addy


From census records it was found that Joseph Addy had been a butcher in Arksey, and his father, also called Joseph, was a yeoman in Arksey.

There are three memorials in the Addy name. 

ADDY ref. 17


In memory of two beloved children of Joseph and Mary ADDY of Bentley. Sophia Eliza died September 12th 1851, aged 6 months, and John died December 20th 1856, aged 4 years. If faithful here we soon shall leave this world for one above. And with our children ever live in bonds of joy and love. Heaven rejoices - Nature weeps.

17. Addy

ADDY ref. 18


Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Joseph ADDY of Bentley, who died January 3rd 1849, aged 39 years. Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. She died in peace. 


Also the above named Joseph ADDY who died at Balby December 9th 1880, aged 73 years.

18. Addy

 

ADDY ref. 19 

 

In memory of Mary, the beloved wife of Joseph ADDY of Bentley, who died Oct 9th 1859, aged 38 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.


19. Addy


ADDY ref. 124


In memory of Joseph, beloved son of Godfrey and Elizabeth Susannah ADDY, who died July 24th 1852, aged 15 years.

Also of Sarah, who died December 13th 1834, aged 16 months.

Also of Mary, daughter of Godfrey and Elizabeth Susannah ADDY, who died May 16th 1856, aged 21.

Also Robson, son of Godfrey and Elizabeth Susannah ADDY, who died January 11th 1860, aged 19 years.

also James, son of the above, who died January 21st 1870, aged 25 years. 


124. Addy


See also COCKIN ref. 65


ADWICK no ref.

Richard Adwick of Almholme, gent. 1671.

See also Rawson ref. 211


ADWICK no ref.
Richard Adwick of Arksey 1700, aged 77.




ADWICK no ref.
Roger Adwick, 1677. 


Source for all Adwicks: Hunter's South Yorkshire.



ANELAY ref. 61


Here lie the remains of Charles ANELAY, who departed this life Sep. 16th 1800, aged 58 years.

Also John ANELAY, son of the above named Charles ANELAY, who departed this life the 22nd May 1839, aged 66 years.

61. Anelay

ANELAY ref. 62

 

In memory of Margaret, the wife of Charles ANELAY, who departed this life ye 4th of June 1780, aged 33 years.

Also Mary, ye daughter of Charles and Margaret ANELAY, who died young. O cruel death that would no longer spare a loving wife and tender mother dear. Great is the loss to those who're left behind, but the' tis hoped eternal bliss will find.

Also Elizabeth ANELAY, daughter of the above, who departed this life Febry 24th 1832, aged 61 years.

62. Anelay

 

ASHTON ref. 77

 

In affectionate remembrance of Sarah ASHTON of Bentley, who died October 3rd 1877, aged 37 years. Thy will be done.

77. Ashton

 

ASKWITH ref. 187

Inside the church.


Here lie the remains of Christiana ASKWITH, third daughter of William TIRWHITT of Shaftholme, Gent, who departed this life the 23rd day of October 1783, aged 77 years.

Two lines of verse are partially obscured by a piano. 


187. Askwith




ASQUITH ref. 105

 

In loving memory of Annie Mary, the beloved daughter of Thomas and Ann ASQUITH, who departed this life May 14th 1876, aged 15 years. She is not dead but sleepeth. 

105. Asquith

 

ATKINSON ref. 111

 

In memory of Ann ATKINSON, who died Octbr 22nd 1884, aged 74 years.

Also Stephen, husband of the above, who died March 30th 1893, aged 79 years. His end was peace. 


111. Atkinson



ATKINSON ref. 237

Memorial plaque in west end of church.

The electric lighting was installed by Mrs. J. ROBERTS, Belmont Arksey, in the year 1933. In memory of her late husband Arthur Stephen ATKINSON. 


237. No image.

 

 

BARKER

See TROUT ref. 137 

 

 

 

BARRACLOUGH ref. 92

 

Sacred to the memory of Ann, wife of John BARRACLOUGH of Arksey, who died the 2nd day of June 1856. Her end was peace.

Also of Catherine, the second wife of John BARRACLOGH, who died January 7th 1877, aged 71 years. 

Also of the said John BARRACLOUGH, who died February 17th 1877, aged 76 years. 


92. Barraclough

 

 

BARROWCLOUGH

See LAW ref. 102




BATEMAN no ref.

Anne, wife of Henry BATEMAN, gent. and daughter of William JENNINGS, of Arksey, gent. 1695.




No image. 





Source, Hunter's South Yorkshire.



BAYLISS ref. 188

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas BAYLISS of Bentley, who died 29th of February 1747 aged 29 years.


188. Bayliss



See also, CROSBY ref. 181


 

BELLWOOD 

See SIDWELL ref. 135

  

BLAND no ref.


1623 Adam BLAND of Arksey Esq.

No image.



Adam Bland, gent. was buried on July 12th 1623. Source Parish Registers. Hunter's South Yorkshire places the memorial stone in 'a recess for the altar'.


 

BOOTH ref. 28

 

Sacred to the memory of William BOOTH of Bentley, who departed this life March 4th 1851, aged 69 years.

Also John BOOTH, son of the above, who died Aug 19th 1870, aged 52 years.


28. Booth


 

BOOTH ref. 107

 

To the memory of Jane, wife of Benjamin BOOTH, born January 23rd 1831, died December 30th 1876. 

107. Booth

 
  

BOSTON ref. 197

Inside the church.

Here lies the body of Mary, wife of Thomas BOSTON, who departed this life Mar 4th [1760], in the 66th year of her age. 

Thomas BOSTON, June the 5th 1767, aged 69.


197. No image.



BOWER ref. 140

 

In affectionate remembrance of Elizabeth widow of John Seddon BOWER Esq. of Broxholme, Doncaster, who died 2nd February 1858, aged 71.

Also of Sarah Jalland CHIVERS, sister of the above, and daughter of Thomas CHIVERS Esq. of Askham in this county, who died 15th August 1857, aged 67.

140. Bower



BOWER ref. 127

 

In memory of Thomas BOWER, who departed this life November 20th 1830, aged 45 years.

Also Francis CLARK, cousin of the above, who died Feby 27th 1866, aged 79 years.


127. Bower



BOWER ref. 204

Inside the church.

Here lies interred the body of John BOWER, who died Oct 13 1768, aged 70 years.

Also Ann his wife, who died April 12th 1766, aged 62 years.  

204. No image.


BOYS

See FISHER ref. 37

 


BRADBURY ref. 134



In affectionate remembrance of Sarah, widow of George Bradbury, who entered into rest Jan 8th 1881, aged 96 years. Mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee.
 

134. Bradbury

 
Sarah Bradbury appears on the Arksey censuses of 1861 and 1871 as a labourer's widow, living at the Almshouses.

 

Bradford

The Bradford (or Bradforth) family are one of the oldest families to live in Arksey. They first appear in the parish registers in 1558, but there is a memorial inscription dating back to 1527 (see below). Robert Bradford (1487 - 1553) left Arksey for Tickhill, and his descendants moved to Austerfield, where Robert's Great Grandson William Bradford (1590 - 1657) was born. William sailed on the Mayflower and became "Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony".
  

BRADFORD no ref.


Hic jacet Alicia BRADFORD uxor Johannis BRADFORD quondam balivi de Bentley : quae obiit 26 Sep Anno Domini 1527 : cujus animae propitietur deus.

Translates as:
Here lies Alice BRADFORD, wife of John BRADFORD, former bailiff of Bentley : she died 26 Sep AD 1527 : God be merciful to her soul. 


No image.
 

BRADFORD ref. 201

Inside the church. 

Here lyeth the body of Mary, the daughter of Samuel (?) BRADFORD, who departed this life the 12th day of December 1757, in the 6th year of her age.

 

201. No image.

 

BRAILSFORD ref. 4


In affectionate remembrance of Alice BRAILSFORD, born Dec 16th 1824, at rest Oct 8th [1882].

4. Brailsford

Broughton


The Broughton family records can be traced back four hundred years in Arksey Parish registers. They were one of the most prominent families in the area at one time. The Broughtons mainly lived in Bentley and traces of them can still be found, Broughton Avenue is named after them, as are Broughton’s Houses on Bentley Road. Also, St Peter’s church was given a peal of bells by the wife of the late Joshua Broughton.

In other records, a John Broughton (gent), was found living in Almholme in 1705. Also, there was a William Broughton who was a butcher in Arksey in 1746. One Broughton family was found on the census records of Arksey; farmer William Broughton, his wife Mary, and children, Mary Ann, William and Jane were living in Arksey in the first half of the nineteenth century.

There are seven Broughton memorials in the churchyard, and a further sixteen inside the church, making them the family with the most burials at Arksey.

BROUGHTON ref. 55

 

In memory of William, youngest son of William and Mary BROUGHTON of this place, who died March 17th 1857, aged 28 years. 

Also of the above named Mary BROUGHTON, who died April 11th 1860, aged 60 years. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Also of the said William BROUGHTON, who died May 12th 1861, aged 66 years.

55. Broughton


  

BROUGHTON ref. 56

 

In memory of Henry, the beloved son of James and Elizabeth BROUGHTON, (?) (?) and 11 months.

Also of the above named Elizabeth BROUGHTON, who died Sept 13th 1862, aged 55 years.

Also James BROUGHTON, late of Highfields, who died on the 19th of May 1868, aged 70 years.


56. Broughton

 

BROUGHTON ref. 57

 

Here rest in peace, Hannah, the wife of James BROUGHTON who departed this life Nov 28th 1857, aged 91 years.

And Ann BROUGHTON daughter of the above, who departed this life Dec 24th 1876, aged 82 years.
 

57. Broughton

 

BROUGHTON ref. 83


Sacred to the memory of Abiah, the wife of William BROUGHTON of Bentley, Tailor, who departed this life November 8th 1844, aged 68 years. 

Also of the above named William BROUGHTON, he was born May 22nd 1771, died February 21st 1852.


83. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 94


In affectionate remembrance of Ann, relict of Thomas Inman BRUNT, of Manchester, and second daughter of the late Thomas BROUGHTON senr, of Bentley, who died Sep 25th 1873 aged 70. She is not dead but sleepeth.

Also Ralph BROUGHTON of Bentley, Farmer, who died Octr 24th 1877, aged 66.


94. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 95


Sacred to the memory of Thomas BROUGHTON of Bentley who died August 13th 1854, aged 49 years.

Also William, son of the above, who died April 19th 1841, aged 9 months.

Also Thomas Wainwright son of the above, who died May 14th 1851, aged 8 years.  


95. Broughton




BROUGHTON ref. 99

 

In loving memory of Charles Stewart BROUGHTON, of Bentley, who departed this life December 3rd 1893, aged 36 years, at rest.


99. Broughton





BROUGHTON ref. 155

Inside the church.
Sacred to the memory of Mary BROUGHTON of Arksey, who died May 27th 1836, aged 68 years. 


155. No image.

 

 

BROUGHTON ref. 156

Inside the church.
Here lie the remains of Jane, wife of William BROUGHTON of Bentley, who departed this life April 7th 1820, aged 66 years.


156. No image.
 

 

BROUGHTON ref. 158

Inside the church.
Interred here the body of Danl [Daniel] BROUGHTON of this town, who departed this life ye 12 Novr 1778, aged 42 years.

Also here rest the remains of William BROUGHTON of Arksey, who departed this life Novr the 26th 1836, aged 83 years.


158. Broughton

    

BROUGHTON ref. 159

Inside the church.
Here lieth the body of Elizabeth BROUGHTON, the wife of William BROUGHTON of Arksey, who departed this life September the 24th 1759 aged 58 years.

Also five of their children.

Also Godfrey BROUGHTON of Bentley, son to the above who died Jan 5th 1791 aged 68 years. 


159. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 160

Inside the church.
Here lieth the body of William BROUGHTON of Arksey, who departed this life February the 5th 1761 in the 64th year of his age.


160. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 161

 

From the parish registers we learn that Ralph was a Gentleman who lived at Highfields House in Doncaster. He died of consumption and is buried in the church.

In memory of Ralph BROUGHTON of Bentley, who died March 6th 1800 aged 26 years.

161. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 163

Inside the church.
Buried here the body of James, the son of John BROUGHTON of Bentley, who departed this life April the 12th 1856, the youngest of 7 that's buried here.

Also here was interred the body of John BROUGHTON, father of the above said children, who departed this life June ye 14th 1757 in the 59th year of his age.  


163. Broughton

  

 BROUGHTON ref. 164

Inside the church. 
Here lieth ye body of Gervase BROUGHTON of Bentley Senior, who departed this life the 7th day of August Anno Domini 1727, aged 59 years.


164. No image.

 

BROUGHTON ref. 165

Inside the church.
Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth the wife of Thomas BROUGHTON and daughter to Richard HALL, who dyed in child bed and was buried the 22nd day of February AD 1698, Aetas suae 42 (her age 42).

165. Broughton
 


BROUGHTON ref. 166

Inside the church.
Sacred to the memory of William BROUGHTON, son of Thomas and Elizabeth BROUGHTON of Bentley, who departed this life Jan 2nd 1827 aged 26 years. He was universally respected and will long be respected by his acquaintances and friends.


166. Broughton
  

Broughton ref. 168

 

The name Isaac, unreadable on the memorial, was found in the parish registers. He died in 1694 according to the present day calendar, but is recorded as 1693, as it was the custom to treat the year as beginning on the 25th of March (Lady Day) up to 1785. He is buried inside the church.
 
Here lyeth [Isaa]c, the son of Thomas BROUGHTON, who dyed March ye 21st 1693. 


168. No image.

 

BROUGHTON ref. 169

Inside the church. 
Here lyeth the body of Dorothy BROUGHTON who departed this life April the 4th 1706 aged 4 years.


169. Broughton

 

BROUGHTON ref. 170

Inside the church. 
Here lyes ye body of John ye eldest son of Thos BROUGHTON of Bentley, who died Jan 4th A.D. 1708 aet (aged) 25.

Dux fuit ipse viae.


170. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 171

Inside the church.
Here lies ye body of Thomas BROUGHTON late of Bentley, who died January 11th A.D. 1708 aet (aged) 52. Genitor Vestigia Pressit.

Thomas BROUGHTON of Bentley died the 13th day of July in 1746 aged 57 years.

171. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 173

Inside the church.
Here lieth the body of James BROUGHTON, citizen and Innholder of London, by the remains of his father and mother, Thos and Elizabeth BROUGHTON of this parish. 6 brothers and 3 sisters all interred near this place, who died June 26 1773 in the 77th year of his age.

173. Broughton


BROUGHTON ref. 226

Memorial plaque in the south west chapel.
In Memory of Joshua BROUGHTON, late of Doncaster, who died 8th Jany 1840 aged 77 years.
He bore a severe and painful disease for upwards of 20 years, with Christian fortitude and resignation.
Also Mary, wife of the above named Joshua BROUGHTON, who died October 2nd 1840, aged 75 years. 

226. Broughton



See also, GODDARD ref. 225 
See also, PLOT ref. 97 




BRUNT

See BROUGHTON ref. 94




BULLAS ref. 38


From the parish registers, Joseph Bullose (Bullas) was born in 1779, the son of John Bullose, a labourer from Bentley. He married Ann Tonningley (born 1783) on November the 29th 1805.

Joseph and Ann Bullas only appear on the 1841 census for Arksey. Joseph worked as an agricultural labourer in husbandry.


In memory of Joseph BULLAS who died October 13th 1849, in the 70th year of his age. 

Also Ann, relict of the above Joseph BULLAS who departed this life November 15th 1855, aged 72 years.

38. Bullas

BURLEY ref. 90

 

Sacred to the memory of James BURLEY, who departed this life Decr the 30th 1822, aged 56 years. Go home dear friends and shed no tears, I must lie here till Christ appears. And at His coming hope to have a joyful rising from the grave.

90. Burley

 

BURLEY ref. 91

 

Sacred to the memory of Sarah, the wife of John BURLEY, who departed this life May (?) (buried May 7th) 1801, aged 70. She has left her husband and eight children (?) her (?) lot.

Also the body of John BURLEY, who departed this life March 22nd 1804, aged 71 years.

91. Burley

  

CHADWICK

The Chadwick family were resident at Arksey Hall throughout the 19th century and the early part of the 20th. Originally from Leeds, the family owned land in the area and were local squires. There is another family grave plot in the old cemetery, Arksey.
  

CHADWICK ref. 120

 

Sacred to the memory of Mary CHADWICK, widow of Mr William CHADWICK of Leeds, who was interred in St Peter's church in that town, on the 5th day of May 1809. She died at Doncaster on the 30th of June 1804, aged 73 years.


120. Chadwick


CHADWICK ref. 242

Memorial plaque on the internal tower.
The five bells in this tower were re-hung, and the treble bell added in the year 1897 by William CHADWICK Esquire J.P. of Arksey Hall, who also provided an endowment for the regular ringing of the peal.


242. Chadwick




CHADWICK ref. 241

Memorial plaque on the internal tower.

George Chadwick (who is no relation to the Chadwicks of Arksey Hall) was born in Duffield, Derbyshire in 1843. George was a well respected school master, supporter of the church and various charities, hence this memorial to him in the church. 

To the Glory of God. In loving memory of George CHADWICK, who passed away Nov 25th 1923, aged 80 years. Master of Arksey Endowed School 1864 - 1900. Organist and choirmaster of this church for 34 years. Behold the upright for the end of that man is peace. Erected by old scholars and others.

241. Chadwick



George Chadwick

 

CHALLENGER

See FISHER ref. 37

 

 

CHESTER ref. 138

 

Sacred to the memory of John CHESTER, late of Doncaster, who departed this life on the 6th day of Jany 1830, aged 58 years.

Also Elizabeth, wife of the above named John CHESTER, who departed this life December 13th 1842, aged 67 years. 


138. Chester

 

 

CHIVERS

See BOWER ref. 140



CLARK
See BOWER ref. 127
  

CLAYTON ref. 98

Bodles was an area on the Great North Road, which the Sun Inn now occupies.
 
Sacred to the memory of Margaret, wife of Thomas CLAYTON of Bodles in this parish, who departed this life September 7th 1852, aged 52 years. Fairwell dear friend we part on earth. My life is past which God hath given. But be ye faithful unto death. And we may meet in Heaven.

Also the above named Thomas CLAYTON, who died March 13th 1868, aged 72 years.

98. Clayton

 

CLIPSTON no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.
 
John Baker del Clipston (usually spelled 'Clipstone') was Rector of Arksey from 1419. 
 
1448 Mr John CLIPSTON.


No image. 

 

Cockin


The Cockin family were one of the most notable farming families in the area. Living mostly in Almholme, the family can be traced back to 1561 in the parish records, with the first baptism of Alandus (Alan) Cocken on August the 14th.

There are three Cockin memorials in the churchyard. One of them relates to Stephen Cockin, who was a farmer of Almholme. The parish records and the memorial don't agree on his age - the register records him as being 67 years, while the memorial has 65 years.

His Grand daughter, who is buried with him, was baptised on April 17th 1786. She was buried on October 6th the same year.



COCKIN ref. 64


In affectionate remembrance of Richard COCKIN of Bentley, who departed this life October 2nd 1870, aged 66 years. 'Watch and Pray'.

Also Ann, wife of the above, who departed this life May 17th 1854, aged 56 years. Interred at Christ Church, Doncaster.

Also James COCKIN of Doncaster, who departed this life June 12th 1871, aged 59 years. 

64. Cockin

COCKIN ref. 65

 

In affectionate remebrance of Thomas COCKIN of Bentley, who died July 26th 1865, aged 68 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Also George, brother of the above.

Also Sarah, wife of James COCKIN, who died April 26th 1873, aged 55 years.

Also Maria, sister of the above and widow of the late Joseph ADDY of Bentley and Balby, born 17th June 1813, died 7th Jany 1896. 

65. Cockin


This memorial has sadly fallen forward, hiding the inscription.

 

 

COCKIN ref. 67


Here lies the body of Stephen COCKIN of Sandall, who died the 15th of April 1789, aged 65 years.

Also Elizabeth daughter of Wm and Elizabeth COCKIN and Grand daughter to the above Stephen died in her infancy. 


67. Cockin

 

Cooke


The Cooke family's long association with the village of Arksey is well documented on this site. Many of the Cooke Baronets chose Arksey as their final resting place, and the family vault lies within the church itself. There are just two memorials in the churchyard, the first belongs to the 9th Baronet, while the second belongs to his brother.


COOKE ref. 129


In loving memory of William Ridley Charles COOKE 9th Baronet of Wheatley Park. Born Oct 5th 1827, died September 27th 1894. Fear thou not for I am with thee.

129. Cooke

 

COOKE ref. 130

In loving memory of Charles Edward Stephen COOKE, erected by his devoted wife Mary. Born August 1st 1829, entered into the joy of His Lord, Feast of St Simon and Jude. Interred All Hallows Eve 1895, aged 66. I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. When I awake up after thy likeness I shall be satisfied with it. If thou shouldst call me to resign what most I prize it ne'er was mine I only lield Thee what was Thine. Ty will be done.
Also of Mary Louisa COOKE, widow of Charles E. S. COOKE, daughter of the 9th Earl of Galloway, born November 14th 1842, entered into rest February 23rd 1929. Joy cometh in the morning.

Cooke 2



COOKE ref. 233

The following two memorials lie inside the Memorial Chapel in the north trancept of the church.


Sacred to the memory of George Augustus COOKE Esqr. who died on the 5th of May 1808, aged 27 years.  

233. Cooke



Cooke ref. 234

 

The North Trancept of Cooke's Chapel. Beneath this floor are the tombs of the Cooke family. The inscription reads:

In hoc tumulo requiesiet corpus Georgii Cooke de Wheatley, comitall ebor Baronetti, qui obiit coelebs Decimo Sexto die Octobris Anno Dom 1683 et hic expectat resurrectionem et misericordiam. 
Translates as:
In this tomb rests the body of George Cooke Baronet in the county of York and Wheatley, who died a bachelor the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1683 and here waits for resurrection and mercy. 

234. Cooke


234. The inscription as shown in the church.



COOMBS

See HASELWOOD ref. 177



COX ref. 219

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of George COX, who died the (?) August 1749, aged 57 years.

Also Thomas his son, aged 7 years.

219. Cox

  

From the parish registers - Thomas Cox was baptised Dec 30th 1730. Buried July 27th 1737. George Cox was buried 7th August 1749.  




Crawshaw


The Crawshaw family have a long history as yeomen of Almholme. The first mention of the name Crawshey (Crawshaw) in the parish registers is the baptism of Joanna Crawshey in 1565.

The family have three memorials in the churchyard. One tells the sad tale of the five children that Robert and Ann Crawshaw lost over the course of eighteen years, tragically, three of them were lost in the space of fifteen days. Their daughter Elizabeth died of consumption (TB), aged 15 years. 


CRAWSHAW ref. 33

 

Here lieth the body of Jane the wife of Daniel CRAWSHAW, who departed this life the 16th of July 1746, aged 31 years.

Also the above said Daniel CRAWSHAW who departed this life the 10th of Novr 1778 aged 73 years.

Likewise the body of Robert CRAWSHAW of Almholme who departed this life on the 3rd day of August 1799, aged 55 years.

Also Ann relict of the above named Robert CRAWSHAW who died April 12th 1840, aged 93 years.


33. Crawshaw

From the parish registers - Robert Crawshaw, above, died of an 'Apoplectic Fit'.



CRAWSHAW ref. 34



Here lieth the body of John CRAWSHAW of Almholme, who departed this life Dec 4th 1728, aged 48 years.

Also Elizabeth wife of the above John CRAWSHAW who departed this life April 26th 1743, aged 65 years.

Also Robert son of the above John and Elizabeth CRAWSHAW who departed this life June 14th 1759, aged 37 years.

Also William son of the above John and Elizabeth CRAWSHAW who departed this life Novr 12th 1776, aged 73 years.

34. Crawshaw
 

CRAWSHAW ref. 35



Here lie interred the bodies of three children of Robert and Ann CRAWSHAW of Almholme, Yeoman, who died suddenly. Viz. Ann, on the 4th of June 1784, aged 3 years. Jane on the 10th of June 1784, aged 5 years, and Robert on the 19th of June 1784, aged 7 years.

Also Elizabeth, daughter of the above who died June the 6th 1800, aged 15 years.

Likewise of Daniel, their son who died May the 15th 1802, aged 8 years.
(Part of verse missing).... mother. You have lost your son and you have no other. Dear mother do not weep for me, for I can't come to comfort thee.

35. Crawshaw



CROOKS ref. 59

 

In memory of Thomas CROOKS, who departed this life August 11 1832, aged 59 years.

Also of Elizabeth, relict of the above Thomas CROOKS, who departed this life May 19th 1844, aged 66 years.

Also of John CROOKS, son of the above Elizabeth and Thomas CROOKS, who departed this life Nov 16 1839, aged 36 years.

Also of Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Robert KNOWLES of Bentley, daughter of the above John CROOKS, who departed this life Aug 19th 1882, aged 53 years. 

59. Crooks


CROSBY ref. 181

Inside the church.
 
Here lyeth the body of Thomas [CR]OSBY of Bentley, who departed this life the 6th day of December Anno Dominii 1700, aged 60 years.

Here lyeth the body of Thomas BAYLISS of Bentley, who departed this life the (?) day of December 1752, aged 45 years.

181. Crosby



CROWCROFT ref. 145


In affectionate remembrance of Benson William CROWCROFT son of William and Charlotte CROWCROFT of Shaftholme, who died March 18th 1866, aged 19 years. And art thou gone forever gone, and left us here to weep, till we are called to follow thee, and in the grave to sleep, but since thou could no longer stay, to cheer us with thy love, we hope to meet with thee again, in yon bright world above.

145. Crowcroft

  

CROWDER ref. 216

Inside the church.

(Some text is missing).... Also Richard CROWDER, son of the above, who died July 4th 1805, aged 77 years.


216. Crowder
     
From the parish registers - Richard was baptised 8th August 1727, his father is named as John Crower (Crowder).

 


CROWDER ref. 217

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of Sarah, the wife of Richard CROWDER of Bentley, who departed this life ye 15th of October 1791, aged 51 years.



217. Crowder

   

 

DARELL no ref.

Situated on the east window, north of the chancel.

Orate pro animabus Thomae DARELL, capellani regiae capellae de Tykhill: et Nicholai DARELL et Isabellae, uxoris ejus, qui istam fenestram vitriari fecerunt.
Roughly translated:
Pray for the souls of Thomas DARELL, the chaplain of the chapel of the palace of Tickhill, and Nicholas DARELL and Isabella his wife, the person who did will the window of the Vitriarium.


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DAWSON ref. 109

 

Richard William DAWSON, fell asleep Feb 9th 1877, aged 14 weeks. 


109. Dawson


 

DENT ref. 8


In affectionate remembrance of David the beloved son of David and Mary DENT, who died April 29th 1876, aged 23 years. Repent in time make no delay, I in my prime was called away.

8. Dent


DEY ref. 93

 

In affectionate remembrance of Ann, the beloved wife of William DEY of Bentley, who departed this life Decr 14th 1855, aged 67 years. Her end was peace.

Also William DEY, husband of the above, who departed this life March 23rd 1867, aged 82 years. Be ye also ready.

Also Mary RHODES of Bentley, daughter of the above, who died April 13th 1887, aged 73 years. Her end was peace.


93. Dey



DIXON

See FISHER ref. 37
 


DOCKRAY ref. 218

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of Thomas Greenhow, son of the Rev. B. DOCKRAY, Curate of this church, who died in his infancy the 30th of Jan 1795.

Also John, the only remaining son of the said Revd. B. DOCKRAY, who departed this life the 15th of May 1831, aged 41 years.  

218. Dockray




Dodgson


There were quite a few Dodgsons living in the Arksey and Bentley area according to census records, but there are only four memorials in the church yard. Ref. 75 is particularly sad, as it tells how the Dodgson's lost three children within the space of one year.
                                                                                            

DODGSON ref. 71


In affectionate remembrance of Mary the beloved wife of Thomas DODGSON of Bentley, who died July 21st 1862, aged 70 years.

Also Thomas husband of the above who died April 29th 1864, aged 76 years. 

71. Dodgson

 

 

DODGSON ref. 73


Sacred to the memory of Eliza the beloved wife of John DODGSON born at Brussels March 28th 1818, and died at Doncaster Janry 4th 1851. Much Respected.  Weep not for me I'm dead and gone, my husband dear God's will be done, but on our child kind pity take, and love her for her mother's sake.

73. Dodgson



DODGSON ref. 75

 

Sacred to the memory of John, son of William and Mary DODGSON of Bentley, Stone Mason, who departed this life Febry 7th 1830, aged 7 years.

Also Eliza daughter of the aforesaid Wm and Mary DODGSON, who died Oct 27th 1830, aged 18 months.

Also Charles son of the aforesaid Wm and Mary DODGSON, who died Decr 5th 1830, aged 5 years. Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs and works his sovereign will.

Also of the above named William DODGSON, who died on the 15th day of March 1840, in the 57th year year of his age. Prepare to follow me. 


75. Dodgson


 

DODGSON ref. 78


Sacred to the memory of James DODGSON who by sudden accident at Levy Tag (Levitt Hagg), departed this life July 9th 1881, aged (?)6 years, leaving a wife lamenting the loss of an affectionate husband. Reader prepare to meet thy God.


78. Dodgson




DOLLING ref. 85

 

He shall carry the lambs in His bosom. Harry Reginald DOLLING fell asleep March 16th 1874, aged 9 months.

Beatrice Amelia DOLLING fell asleep April 2nd 1876, aged 8 months.

85. Dolling



DUCHMAN ref. 46


There are many records for the Duchman (or Dutchman) family in the parish registers. Most of them lived in Bentley, and worked either as stonemasons or bricklayers. Robert Duchman (below) was listed as a mason.

Here lieth the body of Robert DUCHMAN he dide Febr ye 14 1760, aged 55.

Also Ann the wife of Robert DUCHMAN who departed Febr ye 27  1777, aged 74 years. 

46. Duchman

 

 

DUNHILL ref. 133

 

William Workman DUNHILL born May 7th 1837. At rest August 20th 1887.

Also Mary Elizabeth wife of the above, born July 28th 1842. At rest May 29th 1914.

133. Dunhill

 

 

DUNHILL ref. 224

Memorial plaque inside the church. 

Edith Dunhill was related to the Dunhill tobacco family.
  
To the Glory of God and in memory of Edith Dunhill of Coney Garth, Arksey, born Aug 6th 1868, died March 18th 1931. She hath done what she could.


224. Dunhill



 

EGLESTON no ref. 

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.

Adam Egleston was Rector of Arksey from 1392.

1419 Adam EGLESTON rector.  



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FARRILL ref. 142


Thomas and Mary Farrill lived in Arksey from at least 1841 when they first appear on the census. Thomas was born in Wadworth in 1815 or 1819 (his age on his memorial is four years less than the age he gave on the census returns), he worked as an agricultural labourer. Mary (Trout) was born in Arksey in 1808 which made her about six years older than her husband. They married in 1838, and had six children, Martha, born in 1840, George, born in 1844, Lucy and Edwin, born in 1845, Mary Ann, born in 1849 and Hannah, born in 1852. Tragically, Edwin died at about a year old, and  Lucy died aged seventeen in 1862. The memorial itself has sunk at one side so any further information is now not visible.
                                                                     
The Farrills disappear from the census after 1881, except for George who was a shoemaker and milk dealer (at different times) in Arksey. He was married to Mary Elizabeth and had three daughters, Mary, Annie and Sarah. His daughter Mary married David Fisher, a milk seller and they lived near the Plough Inn.

In loving memory of Mary the wife of Thomas FARRILL, who died December 15th 1885, aged 77 years.

Also the above Thomas FARRILL who died December 8th 1889, aged 77 years.

Also Lucy, daughter of the above, who died August 2nd 1862, aged 17 years.

Also Edwin, infant son of the above [who died in 1845]. 

142. Farrill

 

 

FEGHEHERD no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.

Richard Fegheherd was probably a Rector at Arksey church as his will of 1399 is mentioned in a Calendar of the Register of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York 1389 - 1405.
  
1349 Richard FEGHEHERD



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Fisher


There are two memorials in the Fisher name, but there is no proven family connection between them. There were also a family of Fishers on the 1901 census which may or may not have been related to these Fishers.  

FISHER ref. 22


In loving remembrance of Thomas Robert FISHER born Dec 18th 1828, died July 11th 1874.

Also Florence Mary Gilbanke, daughter of the above, born Aug 25th 1874, died Feb 15th 1876.

22. Fisher
 

FISHER ref. 37

 

In loving remembrance of  Thomas FISHER of Bentley, who died Jan 7th 1862, aged 53 years.

Also Sarah Ann wife of Daniel DIXON, and daughter of the above, who died Feb 28th 1875 (or 1876), aged 40 years.

Also William son of the aforesaid Thomas FISHER, who died Oct 14th 1842, aged 2 years.
Also Mary his daughter, died November 7th 1854, aged 4 years and 5 months.
Also Ann wife of the aforesaid, who died Oct 28th 1902, aged 90 years.
Also Eliza wife of William CHALLENGER, also daughter of the aforesaid Thomas FISHER who died Jan 4th 1887 aged 40 years.
Also Elizabeth, wife of Richard BOYS and daughter of the above, who died Jan 10th 1887, aged 49 years.


37. Fisher

Note: Ann Fisher also has a memorial in the Old Cemetery.

See also HALL ref. 21



FITZ-WILLIAM no ref.


Hic jacet Nicholaus Fitz-William de Bentley arm. qui obiit 8 Apr 1526. 
Translated:
Here Lies Nicholas Fitz-William of Bentley. He died on 8 April 1526. 

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Source: Hunter's South Yorkshire.




Fletcher


Joseph Fletcher was born in Doncaster in 1819 and was an agricultural labourer. His wife Ann was born in Arksey or Almholme in 1823 and they had six children, George, born in 1848; Charles, born in 1850; Ann, born in 1852; Mary, born in 1854; William, born in 1856 and Elizabeth, born in 1860. Elizabeth died at the age of eighteen while George died at the age of twenty eight.

These are the two memorials, which lie side by side, in the name of Fletcher.

 

FLETCHER ref. 147


In loving memory of Joseph FLETCHER who died January 26th 1890, aged 70 years.

Also Elizabeth daughter of the above, who died September 16th 1888.

Also Ann wife of the above, who died February 11th 1895, aged 72 years.

147. Fletcher



  FLETCHER ref. 148


To the dear memory of George FLETCHER who departed this life September 15th 1876. This stone was erected by his parents.

148. Fletcher

Foster


There are five memorials to the name of Foster, three in the churchyard and two inside the church. There were a huge amount of Fosters living in Arksey. Thomas Foster (ref. 14 below) is recorded in the parish register, as being bapised on November 5th 1689, his father was Joseph Foster. There is also some additional information on Elizabeth Foster (ref. 15 below) in the parish registers, she was the wife of John Foster junior, a farmer of Ling(ell)dale, in the parish of St John, and she died of a fever. The only Fosters found on the census are in 1891 and 1901. Any family connections are unproven.


FOSTER ref. 14

 

Near this place lies the body of Thomas FOSTER late of Bentley, who departed this life the 16th day of Feby 1774, aged 85 years.

14. Foster

 

FOSTER ref. 15


Beneath this stone are interred the remains of Elizabeth, the wife of John FOSTER Jnr, who died on the 12th of December 1811, aged 24 years.

Snatched from life's early bloom at a moment when the brightest prospects present themselves. Her surviving husband feels even in the most bitter moments of grief and disappointment a ray of consolation from the assurance that the pleasures of this life are not worthy to be compared with the joys that are to be revealed hereafter. In esteem of her many virtues he offers this as a memorial of his fondest attachment.
To the memory of John FOSTER of Lin Godell and Elizabeth, his second wife, she died on the 27th of November 1841, aged 49 years. He died on the 26th of January 1842, aged 61 years.
  
15. Foster



See also RADLEY ref. 229


 

FOSTER ref. 84 

 

Here lieth the body of Godfrey FOSTER of Bentley. He died 21st July 1722, aged 69 years.

Also of Elizabeth, wife of Godfrey FOSTER who died 17 April 1740, aged 77. 

84. Foster


FOSTER ref. 202 

Inside the church. 

Margt FOSTER, wife of the late Thos FOSTER of this place, died 2nd Feby 1822, aged 62.
  
202. No image. 

 

FOSTER ref. 227

Memorial plaque inside the church. 

Joseph FOSTER, Obt. April 28th 1794 Etat: 72.

Ann FOSTER wife of ye above Obt. Aug 28th 1793. Etat 67.

This plain token of respect to the memory of two indulgent parents was erected by their grateful son Thomas FOSTER.

Also the said Thomas FOSTER Obt Feby 2nd 1811 Etat: 57.

And of Margaret, the wife of the above Thomas FOSTER, Obt Feby 2nd 1822. Etat: 62.

Etat means 'age'.

227. Foster

 

 

GAMEL no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located. No further records could be found.


1429 William GAMEL of Stockbridge. 


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GODDARD ref. 225

Memorial plaque inside the church.
 
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann, the beloved and devoted wife of Philip GODDARD of London and eldest daughter of Mr. Wm BROUGHTON of this place, who died at Arksey Sep 18 1858, aged 31 years. "Happy in her saviour's love." And deeply lamented by her bereaved husband and friends. Her mortal remains were interred at Highgate. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."  

225. Goddard


See also, BROUGHTON.

 

 

GOODRIDGE ref. 70

 

In loving memory of Annie Elizabeth the wife of William GOODRIDGE of Bentley, who died February 21st 1885, aged 29 years. 

Also the following children of the above. Sarah Ann who died Jan 9th 1875, aged 3 months. John William who died April 30th 1877, aged 3 months. George who died May 3rd 1878, aged 10 days. The Saviour was precious to her and she shall rejoice in time to come, her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praiseth her.

70. Goodridge

 

 

GRANT ref. 80

 

Here lieth the body of Frances, the daughter of Thomas GRANT, who departed this life August the 6th 1755, infant. 

80. Grant

GRANT ref. 81

 

Sacred to the memory of John GRANT of Pyl Croft Farm, Rawmarsh, who died July 25th 1863, aged 78 years. 

Also Catherine, relict of the above, who died September 10th 1878, aged 81 years. 

81. Grant


GRANT ref. 82

 

Here was interred the body of Thomas GRANT of Shaftholme, departed this life August the 11th 1757, in the 46th year of his age.

Also of John GRANT, son of the above said Thomas GRANT of Shaftholme, who departed this life July 23rd 1831, aged 75 years. 

Also of Elizabeth, wife of the above said John GRANT, who departed this life February the 4th 1824, aged 70 years.

Also of George, son of the above named John and Elizabeth GRANT, who died April 20th 1841, aged 42 years. In the midst of life we are in death.  

82. Grant


GREEN ref. 191

Inside the church. 


In memory of Sarah, the wife of Thomas GREEN of Bentley, who departed this life Sepr the 1st 1796, aged 62 years.

Also lies the body of the above said Thomas GREEN of Bentley, who departed this life the 28th June 1810, aged 71 years. 

191. Green




 

GUEST ref. 139

 

In remembrance of William GUEST of Balby: who died August 27th 1866, aged 53 years. 

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

Also Hannah PEACOCK wife of the above, who died August 12th 1881, aged 61 years.

139. Guest

See also PEACOCK ref. 119

 

 

Hall

 
There are three memorials in the churchyard, and a further two inside the church in the name of Hall, but any connection is unproved. There were a huge amount of Halls living in Arksey throughout the 1800’s but again, it’s impossible to find connections.

HALL ref. 20

 

Sacred to the memory of Thomas HALL of Bentley, who departed this life July the 2nd 1832, aged 52 years.

Also John, son of the above, who died March 12th 1844, aged 18 years.

Also Thomas, son of William Mark and Ann HALL, and grandson of the above, who died February 25th 1847, aged 15 months.

Also of Elizabeth, relict of the above Thomas HALL, who died January 23rd 1849, aged 61 years. 

20. Hall


HALL ref. 21

 

In affectionate remembrance of  William Mark HALL who departed this life Decr 6 1856, in the 43rd year of his age.

Also 4 children who died in their infancy.

Also Elizabeth, his daughter, who died March 18th 1859, in the 12th year of her age. Ere sin could blight our sorrow fade, death came with friendly care. the opening bud to heaven conveyed, and bid it blossom there.

Also, on the 21st August 1859, Mary, third daughter of the above, in the 9th year of her age. This lovely bud so young and fair called hence by the early doom, just came to show how fair a flower in Paradise could bloom.

Also Louisa, his daughter, who died December 26th 1872, aged 20 years.

And along the sides of the memorial:
  
In memory of Ann FISHER, widow of William Mark HALL, hereon named, who died the 27th day of June 1866.


21. Hall
 

HALL ref. 36


Sacred to the memory of Eliza Ann HALL who departed this life May 9 1844, aged 11 years.

Also Richard Alfred  who died Jany 9th 1849, aged 10 years.

Also Henry HALL, of Doncaster, father of the above, who departed this life Dec 27th 1849 in the 57th year of his age.

Elizabeth, wife of the above Henry HALL born Jany 19th 1802, died  Dec'r 11th 1885.


36. Hall

HALL ref. 180

Inside the church.

Here [lie] the remains of William HALL who departed life May the 28th 1801, aged 44 years.

Harriot his daughter, Decr the 25th 1801, aged 4 years.

Dorothy, wife of the William HALL who departed this life October 7th 1811, aged 54 years. 



180. Hall


From the parish register. Harriot, his daughter died of measles. They were all buried in the church. William was a coroner and chief constable of Bentley.


HALL ref. 190


Here lyeth the body of John HALL Gent, last hiere (sic) male of his family at Stockbridge, who died unmarried the 31st day of January Anno Dni  1680, in the 27th yeare of his age.

Also Mary HALL, Gentlewoman, sister to John HALL, last of Stockbridge family, aged 65, departed 13th of Aug 1721.

190. Hall


See also RADLEY ref. 229



HARVEY no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.
Hic positum est corpus Stephani HARVEY nuper rectoris hujus ecclesiae : Obiit Octavo die March Anno Dom 1673 aetatis suae 29 : expectans resurrectionem et misericordiam. Vivat post funera virtus.
Translates as: 
Here lies the body of Stephen HARVEY recently rector of the church, the eighth day of March in the year 1673, died at the age of 29, waiting for the resurrection and mercy. After the funeral live. 


HASELWOOD ref. 177

 

(?) [Mary], daughter of Thomas [HASEL]WOOD, who died (?) [Nov] 1774, in the 26th year of her age.

Also [Martin], son of the above Thomas and [Mary] who died May 5th [1775].

Also the remains of Mary, the wife of Thomas HASELWOOD or Arksey, who died December the 27th 1794, aged 79 years. 

Likewise Harriot, the infant daughter [bap Sept 1787 - died Nov 1787] of John and Ann COOMBS, who departed this life March the 24th 1788, aged 23 years.

Also the body of Thomas HASELWOOD, who departed this life December the 10th 1799, aged 78 years.


177. Haselwood


   

HATTERSLEY

See MOORE ref. 39

 

 

 

HEATH ref. 249


In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and grandad, John Kenneth (Ken) 26.5.1918 ~ 25.8.1997.

Also a dear wife, mum, grandma and sister, Laura Mary HEATH 29.9.1927 ~ 2.5.2001. Always loved and missed.

249. Heath

 

 

HENVILLE ref. 143

Edward Henville spent the latter years of his life living at Hall Villa Bar, Toll Bar, where he was the toll collector (source - 1851 census).
 
In memory of Edward Wilkinson Mansfield HENVILLE, eldest son of the late Revd Philip HENVILLE, vicar of South Damerham, Wilts. formerly Lieutenant of the Royal Marines and late of the 53rd Regiment of Foot, died December 2nd 1851, aged 68 years. 

143. Henville

  

HEWITT ref. 30

 

Gladys Mabel HEWITT born October 20th 1886, died January 20th 1887.  

30. Hewitt


HICKLING  ref. 250

 

Colin J. A. HICKLING (Priest) 1931 - 2007, Vicar of Arksey 1986 - 1998.

250. Hickling




HILL

See SHIELDS ref. 86



HIRST ref. 189

Inside the church.
 
In memory of Emma Elizabeth HIRST of Bentley; who departed this life October the 19th 1850, aged 18 years.

189. Hirst

See also SMITH ref. 101

 

 

HOLMES ref. 69


William Holmes was a farmer who lived in Bentley. He later became the landlord of the Railway Tavern on church Street. This memorial reveals he was married twice.

In memory of William HOLMES, died March 2nd 1887, aged 83 years.

In memorium, Elizabeth, wife of William HOLMES of Bentley: Died July 23rd 1842.

Also Elizabeth, wife of the above, died March 12th 1879. May they rest in peace. 

69. Holmes


See also SMITH ref. 101

 

 

HUFTON ref. 252

 

In memory of Robey HUFTON, March 14th 1922 - Oct 17th 2011. R.I.P.  

252. Hufton

 

 

JACKSON ref. 153

 

Sacred to the memory of John JACKSON of Bentley, who died May 7 1772, aged (?) years.

Also Mary, his wife who died Octr 8 1799, aged 61 years.

Also to Mary, the wife of John JACKSON of Arksey, who died [Dec] 23 1832, aged 60 years.

Also John JACKSON, husband to the last mentioned Mary JACKSON, who died January 1 1838, aged 71 years.



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JENKINS ref. 3


Although Thomas states on the 1881 census that he was born in Arksey, no record of his birth is to be found in the parish registers. Wherever he was born, he was born in 1818; Harriet, his wife was born in 1825, in Stainforth. Thomas worked as an agricultural labourer, groom and gardener during his life, but it appears, he and Harriet had no children. After Thomas died in 1885, Harriet moved into the Almshouses, where she was found on the 1891 and 1901 censuses.

In loving memory of Thomas JENKINS who died 27th March 1885, aged 67 years. Therefore be ye ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the son of Man cometh.

3. Jenkins

 

 

JENNINGS no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located. No further records could be found.


1607 James JENNINGS of Arksey, Gent.



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JENNINGS no ref.


Susanna, daughter of Samuel JENNINGS, of Arksey, gent and wife of William JENKINSON, of Barnby Don, gent. 1687, aged 29.



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JENNINGS no ref.

Samuel JENNINGS, gent. 1694, aged 62. Frances, his first wife, 1663. 


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JENNINGS no ref.

John JENNINGS, 1685, aged 50. Thomas, his son, 1699.



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Source (3 Jennings above), Hunter's South Yorkshire.


JENNINGS ref. 29

 

In memory of Caroline, the affectionate and beloved wife of Robert JENNINGS of this place and eldest daughter of Lieut Frederick and Jane BREAKER, Bexhill, Sussex, who died July 4th 1851, in the 39th year of her age.

Also the above named Robert JENNINGS, who died August 8th 1855, aged 58 years.

29. Jennings



JENNINGS ref. 172

Inside the church.
   
Here lyeth the body of Samuel son of Samuel JENNINGS Gent. and Anne his wife, who died the 26th day of March 1692.

172 Jennings




JOHNSON ref. 193

Inside the church.

Sacred to the memory of Richard JOHNSON, late of Doncaster, who departed this life June the 6th 182[6], in the 70th year of his age. 



193. No image.

  

KNOWLES

See CROOKS ref. 59

 

 

KYNWOLMARSH no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.

William Kynwolmarsh (or Kynwoldmarsh) was a Rector at Arksey from 1446. 

1469 William KYNWOLMARSH rector.


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LAURENCE ref. 141

 

In affectionate remembrance of Hannah, the beloved wife of John LAURENCE, who departed this life May 12th 1867, aged 76.

Also of the the above named John LAURENCE who departed this life the 24th of March 1881, aged 73.

73. Laurence
   

 

LAW ref. 102


This memorial looked confusing at first, but after some research it was discovered that Elizabeth Barrowclough was the daughter of Michael Law, she was born about 1811 in Middlesex. She married Joseph Vazin on November 26th 1832 at Arksey. John Vazin was their son. After Joseph Vazin died in 1851, Elizabeth married William Barrowclough, at an unknown date/location.

In memory of Michael LAW of Bentley, who died May 2nd 1827, aged 61 years.  

Sarah wife of the above, died February 23rd 1835, aged 64 years.  

Joseph VAZIN died March 26th 1851, aged 47 years.  

John VAZIN, son of the above, died July 15th 1860, aged 26 years.  

Elizabeth BARROWCLOUGH, wife of the above Joseph VAZIN died April 5th 1892, aged 82 years.   

102. Law

 

 

LAWRENCE ref. 144

 

In affectionate remembrance of Emma LAWRENCE, who departed this life March 19th 1876. 

144. Lawrence



LAWS ref. 238

Memorial plaque inside the church, on the tower.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann framed brass plate with following inscription underneath. 

Read and remember one who lived by these words, Gordon LAWS, 14 - 4 - 33 - 10 - 4 - 79.  



238. No image

 

 

LAZENBY ref. 88

 

Maud LAZENBY fell asleep May 23rd 1872. 

88. Lazenby



LEDGER ref. 112

 

Sacred to the memory of Nelly LEDGER, who departed this life June the 23rd 1801, in the 57th year of her age.

112. Ledger


LEDGER ref. 113

 

(?) (?) memory of Will LEDGER, who departed this life August the (?)8th 1798, in the 18th year of his age.

Also Sarah, wife of Willm LEDGER Junr, who departed this life Dec 24th 1816, in the 42nd year of her age.

In memory of William LEDGER, late of Bentley, who departed this life November the 10th [1849], aged 73 years.

Also Rosa LEDGER, who died January 17th 1867, aged 4 years.
 


113. Ledger

No trace of Will Ledger can be found in the parish registers, which suggests he may be buried elsewhere.



LEE ref. 167

 

(?) Mary LEE, widow, 1728.

From the parish registers:

Sept 6th 1728 - Maria LEE de Arksey vidua and relicta Johannis Lee quondam vicarius de Arksey.

Translates as:

Mary LEE of Arksey widow and relict of John LEE, formerly vicar of Arksey.  


167. Lee




John Lee was vicar of Arksey from 1702, died February 1708 (see LEE no ref. below).




LEE ref. 206

 

Mary Lee 1726. 

From the parish registers:

Feb 10th 1726 - Maria filia Johannis LEE de Arksey (generosi).

Translates as:

Mary daughter of John LEE of Arksey (gentleman).   


206. No image. 

 

Mary was possibly the daughter of John Lee, vicar of Arksey (LEE no ref. below).   




LEE no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.   

Hic depositae sunt reliquiae Joh'is LEE A.M. hujus ecclesiae circa spatium quinquennii pastoris qui obiit 17 die Feb A.D. 1708 aetatis suae 42.

Roughly translated:

Here are deposited the remains John LEE A.M. the pastor of this church for five years, who died 17 Feb AD 1708 at the age of 42.


No image.
  

  

LEE ref. 251


This memorial to local character Peter Lee is on a plaque on the main gate. Peter lived at 90 Station Road for most of his life, but had to move into a home during his latter years.

In Memory of Peter LEE 1-3-33 to 9-12-04.

251. Lee



LICKORISH ref. 121

 

Sacred to the memory of Sarah, the beloved and lamented wife of Joshua LICKORISH, late of Bread St. London, Merchant, who died June 26th 1849 in her [possibly 30th] year.

Also Richard LICKORISH, their son, who died January the 7th 1849, aged (?) months.

121. Lickorish

   

LIGHTOWLER ref. 176

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of Mercy, the wife of Joel LIGHTOWLER of Doncaster Bridge Foot who died the 25th of January 1753 aged 47 years.

Also (?) children, Joel, Sarah and Mary.

Also Joel LIGHTOWLER died March 17th 1778 aged 68 years.

6 lines of verse unreadable.


176. Lightowler



LILLEYMAN ref. 108

 

In memory of William Fowler LILLEYMAN, who departed this life January 8th 1850, aged 24 years.

Also of Mary Elizabeth TOPHAM, who died Novr 3rd 1851, aged 6 years.

Also Emma Louise TOPHAM, who died Novr 6th 1851, aged 2 years and 9 months.

Also Fanny Susannah TOPHAM, who died Novr 7th 1851, aged 14 months. Nieces of the above William Fowler LILLEYMAN. Parents forebear to mourn and weep, whilst in the grave I sweetly sleep. I've left a painful world behind, a crown of glory for to find.

Also John Thomas TOPHAM, who died May 1st 1857, aged 3 months. Nephew of the above William Fowler LILLEYMAN.

Also Mary Ann, wife of Thomas TOPHAM, sister of the above William Fowler LILLEYMAN, born Aug 28th 1822, died June 6th 1880.

108. Lilleyman



LILLEYMAN ref. 110

 

In memory of Sarah, widow of James LILLEYMAN, Yeoman of Arksey, who departed this life September 11th 1859, in the 99th year of her age. I know that my redeemer liveth and that He shall stand at the latter day upon earth and though after my skin worms destroy this body yet in my flesh shall I see God whom I shal see for myself and mine eyes shall behold not another. Job XIX 25, 26, 27. 

110. Lilleyman

     

LILLEYMAN ref. 199

Inside the church.

In memory of John LILLEYMAN who departed this life January the 5th 1843 aged 53 years.

Also Jane, wife of the above, who died July 29th 1840 aged 42 years.

Also Edwin Lilleyman TOPHAM, Grandson of the above, who died June 28th 1842 aged 9 months.

199. Lilleyman

 

LILLEYMAN ref. 244

 

Here lie the remains of William LILLEYMAN, late of Stockbridge in this parish, who departed this life January 28th 1790, in the 59th year of his age.

Also the remains of James son of the above William LILLEYMAN, late of Arksey, yeoman, who died 15 June 1794 aged  35  years.


244. Lilleyman



LILLEYMAN ref. 248

 

In memory of William LILLEYMAN, of Stockbridge, yeoman, who departed this life October the 30th 1845, aged 30 years. 


248. No image.



See also RADLEY ref. 229


  

Lister


There are four memorials in the name of Lister. All of them relate to the family of Robert and Frances Lister (Lister ref. 45), who lost five of their eight children within the space of fifteen years. A little research from the parish registers gives a fuller picture of their lives.

Robert Lister was baptised on the 18th of September 1760, he was the son of William, a labourer of Bentley. Robert married Frances Barrow, daughter of Robert Barrow, a stonecutter of Brodsworth, on December the 14th 1783; he worked as a bricklayer. 

Their first son, John, was born in 1784 (bap Feb 7th), and died in early December 1785. Their next child, Robert was born in 1786 (bap Mar 12th). He survived, and went on to marry Ann Bingley  in 1819. 

The third child, Thomas was born in 1788 (bap Apr 11th), and died just a month later, in May 1788. Another son, William, was born in 1789 (bap Oct 4th), but he too died, and was buried on January 2nd 1790. These children will be the ones mentioned on Lister ref. 45, although they are not named on the memorial.

Their fifth child, Charles, was born in 1790 (bap Dec 29th), but succumbed to smallpox at the age of four, in 1795. The only daughter born to Robert and Frances, was Frances, in 1793 (bap Dec 1st). She went on to marry William Cockin on June 28th 1824. 

The next son, was another Thomas, born on the 2th February 1795. He survived and went on to marry Fanny Youle on November the 2nd 1823. The eighth and final child was George, who was born on the 30th of September 1798, he only lived for six months, and was buried on March 16th 1799.



LISTER ref. 40


Sacred to the memory of Thomas LISTER of Bentley, who departed this life April 10th 1859, aged 63 years.

Also Fanny, wife of the above, who departed this life November 9th 1858, aged 60 years.

Also one of their children who died in it's infancy.  

40. Lister
Thomas Lister 1795-1859

Frances (Fanny) Lister 1798-1858

Lister photos kindly sent in by Will Mark Stevenson.

 

LISTER ref. 41

 

Sacred to the memory of Robert LISTER who departed this life Dec 30th 1852, aged 67 years. The memory of the just is blessed.
Sacred To The Memory of Ann, the beloved wife of Robert LISTER, who departed this life March 1 1860, aged 67 years.

41. Lister

Although the inscriptions for Robert and Ann Lister have been placed under memorial 41, they are in fact on seperate stones, with memorial 40 (Thomas and Fanny Lister) between them. This is how the DFHS presented them on their disc and map.  

 

LISTER ref. 44



Here lieth the body of Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin WALKER, who departed this life the 7th Jan 1776, aged 30 years.

(Four more lines unreadable)
Also  Frances, the wife of Robert LISTER, who departed this life April the 16th 1825, aged 68 years.

44. Lister

 

LISTER ref. 45


Here lies the body of John, son of Robt and Frances LISTER, who died the 2nd of Decr 1785, aged 2 years.

Also two children of the above who died in their infancy.

Also Charles, their son, died July 2nd 1795, aged 4 years. 

45. Lister



LOCKING ref. 240

Memorial vase situated within the church.

In loving memory of Jim LOCKING, died from wounds and buried at Pernes British Cemetery, 17 - 6 - 18, aged 26. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 


240. Locking

 

  

Marsh


There are two memorials in the name of Marsh, both of which belong to the same family. Extensive research has revealed an incredible story about one member of the Marsh family, who's mother and son are remembered here. The story appears on this site's sister blog, Bentley Village, A History, which can be accessed here

 

MARSH ref. 1


Sacred to the memory of Hannah MARSH who departed this life August 4th A. D. 1844, aged 48 years. In The Full Hope Of A Glorious Resurrection.

Also of Lincoln Bennet MARSH, grandchild of the above, born in Washington, U. S. America September 4th A. D. 1861, and died at the United States Consulate Altona Denmark, January 2nd A. D. 1863. Sleep, Sleep Thou Sweet One, Quietly Sleep. Softly As On Thy Mother's Breast. 'Tis Vain To Mourn And Sin To Weep, for Thou Enjoy'st Eternal Rest.

This portion is on a seperate stone at the foot of the one above.
In memorium John MARSH of Bentley, who died March 16th A.D. 1880, aged 85 years.

Also Hannah, wife of the above, who died March 16th A.D 1892, aged 86 years. 

1. Marsh

 

MARSH ref. 26

 

In loving memory of Sarah Ann beloved wife of Tom Cockin MARSH, of Bentley, who died March 5th 1883, aged 30 years.

Also Thomas Pigott MARSH, infant son of the above. Within The Veil.

26. Marsh



MARSHALL ref. 11


In affectionate remembrance of Joseph MARSHALL of Barmby Don, formerly of Bentley, who died May 17th 1867, aged 76 years.

11. Marshall

 

 

MARSHALL ref. 151

 

Amy Otley, daughter of Hutson and Sarah MARSHALL, who died December 19th 1890, aged 6 years. 

151. Marshall
 
See also OTLEY

 

 

MARSHALL ref. 175

Inside the church.

Here lyeth the body of William, son of John MARSHALL of Bentley, who departed this life August the 6th 1758 aged 6 months.

Also lyeth  Mary the wife of John MARSHALL, mother to the above son, who died Janry the 3rd 1774 aged 58 years.

Also John MARSHALL who died May the 18th 1774, aged 61 years.

175. Marshall

  

MARSHALL ref. 178

Inside the church.
 
Edward MARSHALL, died January 25th 179[2], aged 81. 



178. Marshall

 

 

 

MARSHALL ref. 182


John Marshall was a victualler of Bentley. His wife Jane died of asthma.

Sacred to the memory of Jane the wife of [John] MARSHALL of Bentley, died November the 15th 1808 aged 48 years.

[Also] the above named [John] MARSHALL who died (?) October 1829 in the [70th] year of his age. (?) man's noblest work of God.


182. Marshall



MASON ref. 115

 

William Mason is described in the parish registers as 'Chief Constable of the Bridge House', Bridge House was situated at Bentley West End, by the railway bridge.
 
Sacred to the memory of Ann, the wife of Wm MASON of this parish, who departed this life the 7th day of August 1812, in the 61st year of her age.

Also the above said Willm MASON, who departed this life June the 12th [1814], in the [59th] year of his age.

115. Mason



MASON ref. 116

 

Elizabeth Stead was named 'Mason' before her marriage. She was probably the granddaughter of William and Ann Mason (ref. 115) above.
 
In memory of Christopher Greenwood MASON, late of Bridge House, near Doncaster, Maltster, who departed this life the 17th day of March 1834, aged 46 years.

Also in memory of Lucy STEAD, daughter of William and Elizabeth STEAD, of Bridge House, near Doncaster, who died September 17th 1841, aged 6 months.

116. Mason



MOORE ref. 39

 

This memorial is quite confusing as the first person on it, Charlotte Moore, doesn’t have her relationship to the other people explained. 

 

Charlotte Moore was born in Arksey on April 21st 1811, to Joseph Moore, a labourer of Bentley, and Georgiana (Smith). She appears to have died a spinster. Her father's memorial is inside the church (see Moore ref. 196).

 

John Hattersley married Anne Eliza Hirst in 1852, in Rotherham, before moving to Arksey, where their children were born.

 

The reference to Green House is where the Moore's lived, once a farm, it is now known as the Cumberland, a family restaurant on Armthorpe Road, Wheatley (source - 1851 census).

 

In memory of Charlotte MOORE late of Green House, who departed this life May 28th 1852, aged 41 years.

 Annie Eliza wife of John HATTERSLEY died January 1 1860, aged 29 years, Her End Was Peace.
 Elijah HATTERSLEY died Decr 21 1854, aged 2 years.
 Annie Elizabeth HATTERSLEY died Feb 2 1860, aged 1 year 8 months.
 Kezia HATTERSLEY died September 1 1863, aged 8 months. 


39. Moore


MOORE ref. 196

Inside the church.
 
In memory of Joseph MOORE, of Green House, who departed this life February 18th 1851, aged 70 years. 

196. Moore



MOREY ref. 126

 

In memory of John Egleton MOREY, Esqre of Doncaster, who died Jany 19 1867, aged 66.
 And Elizabeth, his wife who died April 2 1848, aged 54.

126. Morey
  

MOULSON ref. 183

 

(?) [Margaret] [second] wife of Geo[rge] [MOUL]SON, who departed this life July the 13th [1812], aged 54 years.

Also the above said Geo[rge] MOULSON, who departed this life Sepr the 4th 1819, aged 63 years.


183. Moulson
     
See also PLOT ref. 97


 

NETTLESHIP ref. 25


Stephen Nettleship and his family can be traced right through the census returns of the 1800’s and finally to the grave of Stephen and his wife Mary (below).

Stephen Nettleship was born in Adwick on Dearne on the 29th of January 1816. He lived for a time at Arksey Hall where he worked as a servant. He married Mary, in the late 1830’s; Mary was born in Malton/Norton in 1816. They had five children between 1839 and 1860, Maria, William, Stephen, Eliza and Mary. Stephen worked as a coachman until retirement in the late 1880’s. Mary died at the young age of forty seven in 1862, leaving Stephen a widower. His elder daughter, Maria took on the role of housekeeper, and remained unmarried; she also earned a living by working as a dressmaker. One of Stephen’s other daughters, Eliza, worked as a servant for a time, around 1871, in the home of George Chadwick, the schoolmaster. One of Stephen’s sons, Stephen, became a whitesmith. After the death of Stephen in 1897 the family disappear from the census in Arksey, leaving only the grave of their parents as a reminder of their sixty plus years in Arksey.

In affectionate remembrance of Mary the beloved wife of Stephen NETTLESHIP, of Arksey, who departed this life December 18th 1862, aged 47 years.

Also Stephen NETTLESHIP, born January 27th 1816, fell asleep January 23rd 1897. 

25. Nettleship

 

 

NEWSHOLME ref. 123

 

In affectionate remembrance of Dinah Elizabeth, wife of John NEWSHOLME, who died Jany 16th 1876, aged 33 years. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

123. Newsholme

 

 

OTLEY ref. 149


Otley's can be traced back to 1665 in the parish registers. This memorial in the churchyard remembers one Otley family. Further research provided a fuller story of this particular family.

The Otley family story begins with Thomas Otley who was born in Brodsworth in 1787. He married  Ann Maria who was born in Adwick on Dearne in 1793. Thomas and Ann Maria lived near Arksey Hall and Thomas was a master cordwainer (shoemaker). They had at least three children, George (b. 1821), Sarah (b. 1824), and Elizabeth (b. 1826). George became a wheelwright; he married Ann who was born in Wadworth in 1826; they lived close to George’s parents at first.

Thomas Otley died in 1858 leaving Ann Maria a widow; she is shown on the 1861 census as a beer house keeper, but with little locational evidence on the census I can only guess it was somewhere near the Marsh Lane end of High Street. Maria disappears off the census after 1861 so she probably died sometime in the 1860’s.

George and Ann had three children, John Thomas, Frank and Sarah Priscilla between 1852 and 1858; John Thomas died in 1864, aged thirteen. By 1881 Sarah Priscilla had married Huteson Marshall and lived in the next door property to her parents; Huteson, a railway signalman, was born in 1849, in Ashby, Lincolnshire.

George Otley died in 1884 and Ann went to live with Sarah and Huteson who had three daughters by 1891, Lilian, Hilda and Constance. Ann died in 1897 and by 1901 Sarah, Huteson and the girls had moved into White Lodge (next to Arksey Hall), where Huteson was a farmer. 


In affectionate remembrance of John Thomas the beloved son of George and Ann Otley, who died July 12th 1864 aged 13 years. He is not dead - the child of our affection, but gone into that school, where he no longer needs our poor protection, and Christ Himself doth rule.

Also George Otley father of the above, who died Dec 3rd 1884, aged 63 years.

Also Ann wife of the above George Otley, who died August 27th 1897, aged 72 years. 

149. Otley


See also MARSHALL ref. 151

 

 

PARKIN-COATES ref. 253

 

In loving memory of a dear Wife, Mother and Nanna, Vera Mary PARKIN-COATES, died 16th Aug 1991, aged 61 years. 

Also a dear Husband, Dad and Grandad Robert PARKIN-COATES died 20th Dec 2002, aged 75 years.

253. Parkin-Coates

 

PEACOCK ref. 119


In affectionate remembrance of Thomas PEACOCK of Bentley, who departed this life July 26th 1871, aged 69 years.

Also Eliza, the beloved wife of the above who departed this life March 23rd 1849, aged 43 years. 

Also Hannah, the beloved daughter of the above who departed this life May 3rd 1861, aged 16 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. 

119. Peacock


See also Guest ref. 139

 

 

PEASE ref. 184

Inside the church.
   
Here lyeth the body of William PEASE the Elder, who died Dec the 31st 1693.

Also Wm, son of Wm PEASE and Grandson to ye above sd Wm PEASE, died ye 30th April 1746 aged 20 years. 


184. Pease


  PEASE ref. 210

Inside the church.

Here lyeth the body of William PEASE of Arksey Gent. dyed Decr 1st 1730, aged 44.

And also the body [of Ann] his wife, daughter [of William TIRWHITT] late of Shaftholme, Gent. She [died Nov 1758], aged 37 years.  


210. No image.


 

PEASE ref. 212

Inside the church.

Here lyeth the body [of Thomas] PEASE, who departed [this life] April 2nd 1762, [in his] 74th year of life.



212. No image.

 

 

See also ADDEMAN ref. 198

 

 

PERKINS ref. 245

Inside the church.

Here lies the body of Samuel PERKINS, who departed this life December (?) [1728].

245. Perkins


This seems to be a part of a memorial, probably cut down to fit the small space. Some of it is now illegible.    

 

PIGOTT ref. 27

 

In affectionate remembrance of Eliza PIGOTT of Bentley, who departed this life August 6th 1862, aged 50 years.

Faith in Jesus Christ obtained for her peace, consolation and hope, and enabled her to bear a long and severe affliction with exemplary patience, fortitude, resignation and cheerfulness.  

Also of  George, son of the above, who departed this life September 29th 1862, aged 17 years. 

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Also of  Thomas PIGOTT who died May 10th 1878, aged 72 years.

The memory of the just is blessed. 

27. Pigott

 

 

Plots Unknown

These are the few photographed plots in the churchyard and church which are either unrecorded, completely unreadable or confusing. 

 

PLOT ref. 16

   
Inscription completely erased, and unrecorded by DFHS.


16

 

PLOT ref. 47 

Inscription completely erased, and unrecorded by DFHS.


47

 

PLOT ref. 79

Inscription completely erased, and unrecorded by DFHS.


79

     

PLOT ref. 97

Plot number 97 is an interesting case as the inscription recorded by the DFHS does not match the inscription on the actual memorial. The DFHS list this plot under the name of 'Moulson', however, the memorial itself is dedicated to the name 'Broughton'. I did wonder if they had mixed up the unrecorded plot 79 with plot 97, but on closer viewing, the grave at plot 79 has the words 'In memory' at the top, which does not match the start of the inscription given for the Moulson grave. I show both versions here until an explanation can be found.

 

BROUGHTON ref. 97

Inscription on the actual memorial.
In loving memory of Charles Stewart BROUGHTON, of Bentley, who departed this life December 3rd 1883, aged 36 years. At rest.

97. Broughton

MOULSON ref. 97

Inscription according to DFHS.

 

Here lie the remains of George Clement MOULSON, son of George and Ann MOULSON of Bentley, who died on the 29th day of March 1823, aged 4 months.



PLOT ref. 117

Inscription completely erased, and unrecorded by DFHS.


117

 

Plot ref. 131

Inscription completely erased, and unrecorded by DFHS.


131


PLOT ref. 246

Inside the church.


Only a small part of this memorial remains and the details are too few to be able to work out who it belongs to. Unrecorded by the DFHS.
 
246

Unrecorded plots without images are listed on the map pdf.  

 

 

PILKINGTON ref. 221

Inside the church.

Here lyeth ye body of Comth [Comfort] PILKINGTON, of Doncaster, who departed this life ye 5th day of June 1757, aged 32 years. 


221. No image.  

 

 

PORTINGTON no ref.

General Robert Portington of Arksey Hall led a colourful life during the English Civil War. After his death in 1660 he was buried with his wife Grace in the chancel, near to the altar of Arksey church, where his memorial could be seen for many years after, however, it was moved to the churchyard in the late 1700's. Whether it was restored to the church interior later, I have no idea, and no trace of it has been found during this survey. Major Portington's story can be read here. 

“Hic sepultus fuit Robertus Portington, Strategus: miles insignis, principique fidelis: Obiit 23° die Decembris 1660.”
This translates as:
“Underneath this stone was interred Robert Portington, a General, a brave soldier and faithful to his prince. He died the 23rd December in the year of our Lord 1660.”


No image.
  

 

PRICE no ref.

Situated on the wall of the North Transept


This Transept was refurbished in thanksgiving for the ministry of John Pierce PRICE, vicar of Arksey 1929 - 1953.


Price

PROCTER ref. 132

 

Sacred to the memory of Mary, wife of John PROCTER of Almholme, and daughter of Nathanial BOOTH of Gildersome near Leeds. Born March 7th 1791, died March 7th 1866. 

Also of John PROCTER of Almholme, formerly of Leeds and Aberdeen, born April 8th 1798, died July 19th 1874. Blessed Are The Pure In Heart For They Shall See God.

Also of Edward Booth PROCTER, son of the above, born August 27th 1820, died October 15th 1882.

132. Procter

 

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH II ref. 162

Inscription on west window.

This window was reglazed to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1952 - 1977. 

162. Queen Elizabeth II



RADLEY ref. 229

Inside the church, on the vestry wall.

'Memorial. George RADLEY of Gainsbro Gentn. Paid into the Doncaster Savings Bank on the 24th April 1824 a benefaction of twenty pounds to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Bentley with Arksey. In trust for them and their successors for ever, the interest arising therefrom to buy bread to be distributed every year to the most necessitous widows and widowers of the said parish on the Sunday nearest to Saint Thomas day, in commemoration of his only child Elizabeth FOSTER who died December 12 1811 and is interred at the west end of this church.' Thomas HALL, Hall Vill. John LILLEYMAN, Arksey, churchwardens.


229. Radley






See also FOSTER ref. 15

See also LILLEYMAN ref. 199

See also HALL ref. 50 

 

 

RAINES ref. 100

 

Here lie the remains of Elizabeth RAINES, who departed this life September 24th 1817, aged 75 years.

100. Raines
 

 

RAWNSLEY ref. 179

Inside the church.
 
Sacred to the memory of John RAWNSLEY, formerley of Bradford but late of Bentley with Arksey, Gentleman. Obiit February 1815 Etat 69 years. Never (?) of life he lived, beloved (?) (?) who knew him.
And from the parish register.
February 14 1815, John RAWNSLEY vestry clerk and agent to the Parish Officers of Bentley, aged 69 years.


179. Rawnsley



RAWSON ref. 211

Brass plaque on floor of church.
 
Here lieth the body of Mary RAWSON of Bentley, who departed this life March the 21 Anno Dom 1779, aged 70 years, Granddaughter to ye above Rd ADWICK.


211. Rawson



The above photo shows the brass plaque in situ behind the choir pews. It looks like there was another directly above it, but has been removed. This was presumably the plaque to Richard Adwick mentioned on the Rawson one.



RHODES

See DEY Ref. 93 

 

 

RICHARDSON ref. 114

 

Here lyes ye body of Mary RICHARDSON, who departed this life ye 17th Octr 1745, aged 11 years.

114. Richardson
  

ROADLEY ref. 96

Separate inscriptions on each side of this memorial.

Harriet, wife of William H ROADLEY.

Mary ROWE died August 20th 1862, aged 75 years. 

96. Roadley

 

ROBINSON ref. 53

 

Sacred to the memory of John ROBINSON, late of Bentley (?), who died October 22nd 1828, in the 55th? year of his life.

Also (Mary?) (Fanny?), widow of the above, who died Septr 29 (?), aged 74 years.  

53. Robinson

 

ROBINSON ref. 54



In memory of Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas ROBINSON of Bentley, who died Nov 6th 1839 aged 29 years. 

Also of Elizabeth Earnshaw daughter of the above, who died Aug 2nd 1839, aged 6 years.

Also Mary, wife of Thomas ROBINSON who departed this life March 1st 1849, aged 34 years.
Also the above Thomas ROBINSON, who died at Newcastle, New South Wales, Sept 9th 1873, aged 71 years.

54. Robinson

 

 

ROWE

See ROADLEY ref. 96

 

 

RODWELL ref. 208

Inside the church.

Trying to translate the following Latin inscription word for word is almost impossible. However, it is possible though the parish register and other means to get the gist of what it means - see rough  translation below. Thomas Rodwell was vicar of Arksey from 1708 to 1748.
Hic sepultum est - Janae uxoris amantifisimal nec minus amatae Tho: RODWELL Hujus ecclefiae vicarij ob 9no die Apr 1733 An Aetat 58.
Roughly translated:
Here is buried Jane, wife of Thomas RODWELL, vicar of this church, who died 9th April 1733.



208. No image.
  

SAILE no ref.

This memorial is missing from the plot map, but is located just inside the main doorway, to the left of memorial 152.


Sacred to the memory of Robert SAILE of Arksey, Yeoman, who died October 1 1804, aged 48 years.

The rest is illegible and partly obscured by a carpet. 


Saile


SCALES ref. 66

 

In memory of John SCALES who died February 15th 1869, aged 54 years. 

Also Hannah, wife of the above, who died September 21 1862, aged 42 years. 

Also William Thomas, son of the above, who died April 3rd 1870, aged 19 years.

Also Mary Hannah, daughter of the above, who died April 12th 1879, aged 11 years.

Also Jane Elizabeth who died in it's infancy (sic).

66. Scales

 

 

SEATON ref. 157

 

Here lyeth ye body of Ann, ye wife of Mr Richard SEATON, who died ye 29th of March 1766, aged 69 years.

(?)beth  of (?) Joseph (?) (?) d 28 Jan 1728, aged 9 years.  


157. No image.



See also Whitworth ref. 223



SHIELDS ref. 86

 

Sacred to the memory of the late Samuel SHIELDS, who departed this life May 7th 1847, aged 16 years.

(?) John Hill, died March 17th 1876, aged 79 years. 

86. Shields


SHIELDS ref. 87

 

Sacred to the memory of Ann, the wife of William SHIELDS, of Stocksbridge, who died September 21st 1821, aged 66 years.

Also Hannah, daughter of the above said William and Ann SHIELDS, who died August 24th 1828, aged 30 years. Remember me as you pass by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now so you must be, therefore prepare to follow me.

Also to the above named William SHIELDS, who died May 9th 1835, aged 79 years. 

87. Shields



SIDWELL ref. 135

Joseph Sidwell was a shopkeeper and grocer in Arksey in the mid 1800's. One of his daughters, Charlotte, married William Trout of the Plough Inn.
 
In memory of Joseph SIDWELL, who died January 13th [1860], aged  [83] years.

Also Mary, wife of the above, who died [? February 1864, aged 89 years].

[Also of] Sarah BELLWOOD [wife of John BELLWOOD, daughter of Joseph and Mary SIDWELL], died [April] 1877, aged 77.

135. Sidwell

 

SIMPSON ref. 146

 

In loving memory of Mary, wife of George SIMPSON of Bentley Road, who fell asleep April 11th 1890, aged 61 years.

146. Simpson

 

SKELTON ref. 118

 

In affectionate remembrance of Anne, the wife of Joseph SKELTON of Bentley, who died July 12th 1865, aged 51 years.

Also of Mary Elizabeth, daughter of the above, who died June 17th 1843, aged 5 months.

Also Joseph SKELTON of Worksop, formerly of Bentley, who died on the 16th May 1884, aged 75 years. He Is Not Dead But Sleepeth.

Benjamin Christopher SKELTON, son of the above, who died November 12th 1870, aged 29 years.

118. Skelton

 

SMITH ref. 63

 

In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of John SMITH of Bentley, who departed this life October 12th 1871, aged 39 years. I shall go to her, she cannot return to me. 

63. Smith

 

SMITH ref. 101

 

In affectionate remembrance of William SMITH, late of Bentley, who departed this life December 4th 1859, aged 73 years.

Also Joseph Richard HIRST, who departed this life April 4th 1863, aged 33 years. This languishing head is at rest, it's thinking and aching are o'er, this quite immovable breast, is heaved by affliction no more, this heart is no longer the seat, of trouble and torturing pain, it ceases to flutter and beat, it never shall flutter again.

Also Michael Francis and Hannah HIRST of Bentley, who died March 3 1867, aged 18 months.

Also Charles HOLMES, who died September 4th 1873, aged 34 years.

Also Georgina, wife of the above, who died June 22nd 1873, aged 36 years.

Also Robert, son of the above, who died June 8th 1873, aged 7 years. 

101. Smith
 

SMITH ref. 194

Inside the church.

Here lieth the body of William SMITH who died June the 26th 1798 aged 76 years.

194. Smith


SMITH ref. 195

 

(?) (?) Matthew SMITH, who departed this life [June (?)] 18[34], aged [55]. 



195. No image.

 

 

STEAD 

See MASON ref. 116 

  

STEPHENSON ref. 23

 

In affectionate remembrance of Thomas STEPHENSON of Almholme, who died Dec 28th 1860, aged 36 years.

Also Hannah, daughter of the above, who died July 9th 1868, aged 13 years. 

23. Stephenson

 

 

STODDART ref. 122


Reverend William Stoddart was born in 1802 in Northampton. He married his second wife Rosa Wilcox in 1840. They had seven children. Rev Stoddart became the vicar of Arksey in 1855, and remained vicar until his death in 1865. Rosa died in 1886. 


In affectionate remembrance of The Rev William STODDART M.A. Vicar of Arksey, who died September 23rd 1865, aged 63 years. Resurgam.

Also of Rosa STODDART, his wife who died June 16th 1886, aged 78 years.
 In affectionate remembrance of Arthur, youngest son of the Rev. William STODDART M.A. who died May 30th 1874, aged 22 years.


122. Stoddart

 

 

STODDART ref. 243

Memorial plaque inside the church.

To the Glory of God and in memory of the Rev. William STODDART M.A. vicar of Arksey 1855 -65, who died Sept 23rd 1865. the stonework of this church was repaired and preserved, the sanctuary walls panelled with oak, the chancel floor paved, the church heated with a complete hot water apparatus, the gas lighting installed by Col. Sir Charles John STODDART V.D. J.P. who entered into rest on May 24th 1913, shortly before the work was completed.



243. Stoddart

      

SWABY ref. 2



John Bamford Hamer SWABY, born July 30th 1875, died November 18th 1875.








TURWHITT ref. 222

Inside the church.

Hic jacet corpus Gulielmus TURWHITT de Shaftholme Gen Qui Obiit undevicesimus die Jul A.D. 1717 Aetas 40. 
Translates as:
Here lies the body of William TURWHITT (TIRWHITT) of Shaftholme Gent. Who died the nineteenth day of July A.D. 1717 age 40. 


222. No image.



Appears as 'Tirwhitt' in the parish registers, but as 'Turwhit' on the memorial.

See also PEASE ref. 210 and ASKWITH ref. 187


See also Tyrwhit.

 

TOOGOOD ref. 103

 

This cross is erected to the memory of William Vincent TOOGOOD, at rest March 15th 1877, aged 26 years. In the midst of life we are in death.

103. Toogood




TOPHAM

See LILLEYMAN ref. 108 / 199

 

 

TOWNEND ref. 68


Sacred to the memory of John TOWNEND who departed this life April 9th 1852, aged 77 years.

Also John, son of the above, who died in his infancy.

Also Harriet, daughter of the above, who departed this life September 3rd 1856 aged 21 years.

Also Jane, wife of the above John TOWNEND, who departed this life Dec 9th 1856, aged 61 years.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

68. Townend

 

TROUT


The Trout family lived in Arksey for generations and served every need of the community. There are just two memorials to them in the churchyard, both now very difficult to read. The following transcripts have been put together from family records, parish records and DHFS transcripts.

 

TROUT ref. 136

 

In memory of Robert TROUT, who died May 1760 [in the] 66th year of his life.

Also William TROUT, who died Nov 16 1812, aged 79 years.

Also William TROUT, grandson of the above William TROUT, who died April 17th 1863, aged 53 years.

Also Joseph TROUT, son of the above, who died July 4 1866, aged 27 years.

Also Jane, relict of the above William TROUT, died June 6th 1896, aged  82 years.  

136. Trout

  

TROUT ref. 137


In memory of Robert TROUT of Arksey, who departed this life August the 19th 1824, aged 58 years. Remember me as you pass by, as you are known, so once was I, as I am known, so you must be, and  so prepare, and follow me.

Also Martha, relict of the above named Robert TROUT, who died October 20th 1842, aged 71 years.

Also of Sarah, wife of William, son of the above Martha and Robert, who died February 8th 1842, aged 28 years.

Also Charlotte, wife of the above named William TROUT, who died January 31st 1850, aged 41 years.

Also their child who died in its infancy.

Also John BARKER of Arksey, who died June 13th 1886, aged 50 year.


137. Trout
 
From family records kindly supplied by Edwin Trout.






TUKE ref. 72

 

In affectionate remembrance of John TUKE of Doncaster; obiit Jany 29 1859, aged 47. The memory of the just is blessed.

Also Mary, relict of the above. Obiit July 11 1875, aged 62. At Rest.

72. Tuke


TUKE ref. 76

 

In memory of Fanny, the beloved daughter of John and Mary TUKE of Doncaster, who departed this life January 19th 1855, aged 13 years. I love them that love me and those that seek me early shall find me. Prov 8 Chapter, 17 V.

76. Tuke

 

 

TURNER ref. 89

 

In affectionate remembrance of Ann, the beloved wife of John TUKE of Bentley, who departed this life October 19th 1861, aged 46 years. Be ye also ready. 


89. Turner


 

TYRRELL ref. 7

 

In memory of Patrick [TYRRELL], who died Sept (?) 1825, aged 55 years and was interred at St. Georges, Doncaster.

Elizabeth, his wife, who died Aug 5th 1867, aged [8]6 years.

Ann, their daughter, who died July 16th 1887, aged 69 years.


7. Tyrrell


TYRWHIT no ref.


Thomas TYRWHITT, 1711, aged 75.


No image. 

USHER no ref. 

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located. 

1587 William USHER of Almholme, Gent. 


No image.

  

VAZIN

See LAW ref. 102 

 

   

WALKER no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.

1569 Miles WALKER vicar of Arksey.


No image.
 

   

WALKER ref. 5

 

Sacred to the memory of Thomas WALKER, who departed this life March the 25th 1848, aged 57 years.

Also Sarah WALKER, sister of the above, who departed this life October 8th 1866, aged 74 years.

Also Thomas Richard, son of the above, who died April 12th 1889, aged 52 years.

5. Walker

 

 

WALKER ref. 6


Sacred to the memory of  Margaret, the wife of Thomas WALKER, who died on the 24th of October 1829, aged 74 years.

Also of the above Thomas WALKER, of Arksey, who departed this life July 1st 1836 aged 85 years.

Also Mary daughter of the above, who died May 11 1844, aged 60 years.

6. Walker


WALKER ref. 13

 

Here lie the remains of Sarah WALKER, who departed this life August [30th] 1799, aged [42] years. 

Also Mary [daughter of the] above, who dep[arted this life] Sep the (?) [buried on the 28th] 17[99], aged 3 years.

Also of William [WALKER], late of Tilts, who dep[arted] this life December the 3[rd] 1831, aged [8]3 years.

13. Walker



WALKER ref. 104

 

Sacred to the memory of Ann, the wife of William WALKER of Bentley, who died Decemr 9th 1837, aged 51 years. To her husband is lost an inestimable partner, to her children a most endearing and affectionate parent, to the poor an invaluable friend, and to all who witnessed her steady zeal and fervant piety, the example of a burning and shining light, let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like His.

Also of the above William WALKER, who died October 13th 1846, aged 68 years.

104. Walker




See also LISTER ref. 44


 

WALTON ref. 10

 

Richard WALTON departed this life May 3rd 1876.

10. Walton

 

WEST no ref.

Elizabeth, wife of [Ralph] WEST, of Irby (Firsby), co. Linc. clerk, 1670.


No image.



Source, Hunter's South Yorkshire.


WHEATLEY ref. 74

 

In memory of George WHEATLEY, who died May 11th 1856, aged 60 years.

Also Mary, wife of above, who died May 2nd 1873, aged 76 years.

Also Sarah, daughter of the above, who died Decr 8th 1886, aged 58 years. 

74. Wheatley
 

WHITE ref. 254

Unrecorded by the DFHS.

In affectionate remembrance of Sarah, the beloved daughter of Robert and Mary WHITE, (section unreadable), aged (53, 55 or 58) years. 

254. White

 

 

WHITEHEAD ref. 231

Beaumont Whitehead was vicar of Arksey from 1748 to 1773.
 
In Cruce Fido Resurge. Memorial of Beaumont WHITEHEAD Vicar of Arksey. 


231. No image.

 

 

WHITWORTH ref. 24

Two memorials to Ann Whitworth.


Sacred to the memory of Ann WHITWORTH, of Doncaster, who died August 8th 1858,  aged 88 years, and was here interred. Last of an honoured race in charity and faith and hope she waited patiently the appointed time and near her kindred lies in hopes with them and all the blest to rise.

24. Whitworth


WHITWORTH ref. 223

Inside the church.
 
Ann WHITWORTH, who died August 8th 1858, aged 88 years. She was the eldest daughter of the Reverend James WHITWORTH and Sarah, his wife, sister of the above named John SEATON of Doncaster. 


223. No image



 

WILBORE no ref.

Stone in church. Unknown location.

Hic jacet Thom WILBORE filius Thomae WILBORE de Bentley qui obiit 30 Dec 1572 cujus animan ad pacem suam recipiat deus. 
Roughly translated:
Here lies Thom WILBORE, son of Thomas Wilbore of Bentley, who died 30 Dec 1572 (the rest is proving difficult to translate). 



No image. 



Parish registers record his burial taking place on 30th October 1572. 

 

 

WILDBORE no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.

1550 Thomas WILDBORE of Arksey Gent.


No image.


 

WILDBORE no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located.  

1627 Richard WILDBORE of Bentley Gent. 


No image.



WILDBORE no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located. 

Hic jacet Edmundus WILDBORE ad pedem pontis gen. Qui obiit 26 die Aprilis a Dom 1694 expectans misericordiam dei. 
Roughly translated:  
Here lies Edmund WILDBORE at the foot of the bridge (Bridgefoot), gent. Who died in the 26 day of April in the year of the Lord 1694, looking for the mercy of God.


No image. 

 

WOOD ref. 60

 

Sacred to the memory of Robert WOOD, who departed this life December the 28th 1829, aged 81 years.

Also Sarah, wife of the above named Robert WOOD of Bentley, who departed this life March (31st 1846?) aged 88 years.

Also of John WOOD, son of the above, who died July 11th 1872, aged 86 years.

Also Elizabeth WOOD, wife of the above, who died December 12th 1866, aged 82 years.


60. Wood

 

 

WOODHOUSE ref. 228

Inside the church.
 
To the memory of Henry WOODHOUSE, Chorister, Bellringer, Sidesman, Organist and Choirmaster. Headmaster of Arksey School for 21 years. Clerk to Cookes Almshouse Charity for 46 years. Justice of the Peace for 25 yrs. Born at Arksey 2nd March 1861. died 16th August 1949. The Path of the Just is as the Shining Light.

228. Woodhouse
 

 

WOODLEY ref. 255


The Woodley's were very well known in the village, they lived on Ings Lane, and Frances Woodley played a central role in church activities for much of her life. Their daughter, Judith was the Sunday School teacher throughout the 1960's. 

In Loving Memory of Frances WOODLEY, died 17th February 1998, aged 78 years. 

Also a dear husband, Bernard WOODLEY, died 18th March 2011, aged 93 years.

255. Woodley


WOOLLEY ref. 213

Inside the church.
 
Here lyeth the body of Mr John WOOLLEY, late of Doncaster Gent. Obt 16th May 1747, aged 61.

213. Woolley



Listed in parish register as John Wolly, who died at Almholme.
 

 

WORKMAN


Two memorials were found belonging to the Workman family of Almholme.  


WORKMAN ref. 31


Robert Crawshaw WORKMAN of Almholme, died Decr 6th 1878, aged 73 years.
Margaret WORKMAN, died April 11th 1871, aged 61 years.


31. Workman




WORKMAN ref. 32


In memory of Nathan WORKMAN of Almholme, who departed this life September 29th 1849, in the 70th year of his age.

Also Mary, wife of the above, who departed this life May 27th 1860, aged 77 years. 

32. Workman

  

 

WORMLEY no ref.

There is no further information as to where this memorial is located. 

1645 Margaret WORMLEY of High Melton.


No image.

 

WRIGLEY

Wrigley is one of the most common surnames on the census returns of Arksey, and doubtless many of them are related to each other in various ways.

Joseph Wrigley was the son of William Wrigley, and was born in 1770. He married Mary Dickinson on June 6th 1793.

Joseph and Mary had eight children, William (1793-1795), Joseph (b. 1795), Thomas (b. 1796), John (1798-1817), James (b. 1800), Alice (b. 1802), William (b. 1805), and George (b. 1811). 

By 1841, Joseph junior and William were married with their own families and worked as shoemakers. George, also a shoemaker, lodged with his brother William. Alice, a spinster, lived with her father Joseph, who held the position of Parish Clerk in Arksey. Joseph died in 1845.

By 1851 Alice was farming and her brother George, a cordwainer journeyman (travelling shoemaker) was living with her. William and Joseph (junior) were still in Arksey working as cordwainers.

George had married Elizabeth by 1861 but remained childless. George, like his father before him, took on the position of Parish Clerk. Elizabeth died in 1869. William and Joseph Wrigley disappear from the census after 1851 and Alice, while not on the 1861 census is on the 1871 census when she was a resident of the Almshouses.

George Wrigley’s last census record is in 1871 when he was aged sixty. He still worked as a cordwainer but his role as Parish Clerk is not mentioned. 

WRIGLEY ref. 125


Sacred to the memory of Mary, the wife of Joseph WRIGLEY of Arksey, she was born July 20th 1770. Died February 9th 1841.

Also of the above named Joseph WRIGLEY, he was born May 1st 1770, died March 29th 1845.

Also Elizabeth wife of George WRIGLEY, died March 12th 1869, aged 58 years. 

125. Wrigley

 

WRIGLEY ref. 128

 

In memory of William WRIGLEY of Arksey, who departed this life April 6th 1859, aged 54 years. He was much respected and greatly lamented.

Also two children who died in their infancy.

Also Ann, wife of the above William WRIGLEY, who died January 8th 1866, aged 60 years.

128. Wrigley

  

YATES 


There are two memorials in the name of Yates. A little more information was found for Thomas and Mary Ann Yates.

Thomas was the son of William and Ann Yates, a labourer from Almholme. He was baptised on January 1st 1815. He married Mary Ann around 1840 and they had at least four children, Edwin (b. 1842), Sarah (b. 1847), Charles (b. 1852), and Elizabeth (b. 1857). Thomas was an agricultural labourer. After his death in 1870, widowed Mary Ann, remained in Arksey with Edwin and Elizabeth. Mary was missing from the 1881 census, but was found during the last year of her life, resident in the Almshouses, being cared for by nurse, Annie Tomlinson.

Nothing more could be found for the other Yates memorial, it is not known if the two are related.


YATES ref. 106


Ellen YATES died May 31st 1869, aged 7 years.

Also Ann YATES, mother of the above, died August 17th 1874, aged 39 years.

106. Yates

YATES ref. 150


In loving memory of Thomas YATES of Arksey, who died Aug 29th 1870, aged 55 years.

Also Mary Ann, his wife, who died June 28th 1892, aged 73 years. 

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

150. Yates
 

YOULE ref. 9

 

In memory of Ann YOULE.

9. Youle


War Memorials

Arksey church contains two war memorials, a brass plaque on the tower wall commemorating the fallen of the 1914 - 1918 conflict, and a wooden table in the Lady Chapel (Cooke Chapel), commemorating the fallen of the 1939 -1945 conflict.


WW1

To the Glory of God
Two bells were added to
the six bells in this tower.
By public subscription,
the 2nd bell commemorating 
peace after victory 1919.
The treble bell in memory of 
the men from this parish
who gave their lives during
The Great War 1914 - 19, whose
names we gratefully record.
---
Herbert Hopper
Jim Locking
George Leadbeater
Albert Leadbeater
Charles Leadbeater
Charles Webster
Robert Norris
Charles Arrand
Harry Frost
John William Dawson
George Arthur Stanley Hirst
Henry Severn.
---
R.I.P.


WW1 Memorial



WW2

In Memory of

Herbert Edward Mottishaw
Lancelot Tagg
George Webster
George William Rowley

They gave their lives
to the World War
1939 - 1945 R.I.P.

War Memorial



Alison Vainlo August 2015 (updated 2017)


5 comments:

  1. Hi Alison, I have been in contact with you before, I am a direct descendant of Thomas Fisher , the information that you supplied me previously from the headstone was really valuable and enabled me to fill in some gaps and to extend the family line back further so thank you very much for that . This site is a real treasure for family researchers such as myself , who live on the other side of the world , it is a great site and you should be congratulated on the quality of the information and the site presentation it;s FANTASTIC keep up the good work Cheers Lew Redwood Whangarei New Zealand

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    1. Of course I remember carrying out research for you Lew, and I'm glad you were able to progress with your family history. At the outset, it was important for me to provide information for genealogists, being one myself. I wanted to create the kind of site I wished I had found when I was researching my family history. I really appreciate your appraisal Lew, and I will certainly 'keep up the good work'. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Alison, I'd also like to thank you very much for this site - such an exciting treasure trove of information to stumble across! Coincidentally, I'm also a descendant of Thomas Fisher, from New Zealand as well, although now living in Australia.
    Rachel

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  3. hiya Alison found this site by accident but was thrilled to find some info on my descendants the Otley family.Thank you for this wonderful site n for all the hard work you have put in. Regards Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne, you are just the kind of person I set this site up for! As a keen genealogist myself, I wanted to create a site where family historians could find information on their Arksey ancestors, as well as learn a little about the history of the village they lived in.

      If you would like any further assistance with your Otley ancestors, please email me at arkvillhistory@yahoo.co.uk. I have copies of parish registers which may help you.

      Regards, Alison

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