Cosgrove Churchyard South side

In 2007 and 2008 a group of enthusiasts, including Bryan Egan, Heather Rokkjer and Terry Stretton began to record the monuments in the various churchyard sections at Cosgrove.
This involved them in a major clearance project to remove undergrowth and reveal stones and gravemarkers across the site. Each monument was measured, and the attributions transcribed.


Plan of graves next to to Church. The recorded numbers follow on from the North side of the Church.
Names coloured in blue and green are multiple burials in grave. Names in Black are single burials in grave

Recorder No.
SURNAME FORENAME BORN
DIED
AREA
NOTES
 AGED AT DEATH
47
MARRIOTT Sarah Jane   18.9.1853
 
Daughter of Thos. & Jane
5yrs 4mths
48
MARRIOTT Thomas Henry 24.2.1819 13.8.1882
 
Husband of Jane
 
48
MARRIOTT Jane 21.7.1815 25.1.1910
 
Wife of Thomas Henry
 
49
CANE John   1.7.1816
 
Husband of Sarah
74
49
CANE Sarah   5.1.1865
 
Wife of John
89
49
CANE Mary Ann   3.12.1825
 
Daughter of John & Sarah
11
49
CANE George   6.1.1826
 
Son of John & Sarah
14
50
DURHAM John   6.7.1868
 
 
63
51
DURHAM Frances   8.6.1836
 
Daughter of John & Foice
34
52
COOMBES James   6.6.1839
 
 
66
53
BUTTLER Sarah   Buried 30.4.1820
 
 
81
53
THORN Arthur   25.12.1810
 
Grandson of Sarah
9
54
THORNE Joshua   15.6.1837
 
Son of Ann
4
55
TAPP Edward   11.3.1896
 
 
11
55
TAPP Ann   11.12.1825
 
 
1
56
THORNE Joshua   7.1.1833
 
Husband of Kitty
73
56
THORNE Kitty   27.11.1811
 
Wife of Joshua
68
57
CHASE      
 
In memory of 5 infant sons of John & Louisa John Woodford Chase & Louisa Anne Milligend his wife
 
58
THORNE George Edward 20.2.1805 2.5.1867
 
 
 
58
THORNE Ann 5.4.1799 10.2.1876
 
 
 
59
MARRIOTT Abraham   9.1.****
 
 
 
60
GIBBS Francis   **.**.**13
 
 
59
61
CORBELL John   28.10.1734
 
Son of William & Ann
 
61
CORBELL William   29.4.1746
 
Son of William & Ann
**wks 3 days
62
       
 
missing  
63
COBBET William & Ann?    
 
 
74
64
       
 
Blank, c1760  
65
       
 
Blank  
66
CORBERT Robert   18.6.1722
 
Husband of Martha
 
66
CORBERT Martha   **.**.1703
 
Wife of Robert
 
66
CORBERT Robert   **.**.**.
 
Son of Robert & Martha
 
66
CORBERT Robert   **.**.**.
 
Son of Robert & Elizabeth (2nd wife)
 
66
CORBERT Elizabeth   **.**.**.
 
Daughter of Robert & Elizabeth (2nd wife)
 
66
CORBERT Alice   **.**.**.
 
Daughter of Robert & Elizabeth (2nd wife)
 
66 (not same grave as above)
FRANKLIN Martha   5.3.1815
 
Reliet of John
59
67
GURNEY Jo   **.**.**.
 
Husband of Martha
 
67
GURNEY Martha   22.5.1774
 
Wife of Jo Corney (Gurney?)
 
68
GOTTS Mary   17.3.1820
 
Wife of Samuel
26
69
JONSON ?   16.7.1765
 
Wife of Richard
71

Old Mail March 2000 - The Millennium Yew                 Graham Wort (Churchwarden)

On Sunday 10th October 1999 I collected a yew tree from Bugbrooke. I duly borrowed my wife’s estate car not knowing how big this tree was to be. The afternoon service for the presentation of this tree was a memorable event.

Expecting a short handover service and blessing I was surprised to find cars everywhere, even a nearby field was full. St Michael and All Angels is a beautiful Church and inside it was decorated for their Harvest Festival. About 150 parishes were represented and the church was packed to overflowing.

The service was led by Canon Tim Partridge. Five “Reminiscences” were spoken by “an old yew tree” and the Very Reverend Michael Bunker, Dean of Peterborough, gave an inspiring address themed on a yew tree. The oldest yew is estimated to be 8000 years old. Our yew tree is taken from the Tandridge yew tree in Surrey, estimated to be 2500 years old (although it doesn’t say that on its little label).

My biggest surprise was the sheer size of our tree. The estate car was hardly necessary as this mighty tree didn’t even poke out of the carrier bag that it came in. However, I am assured that it will grow. The tree was blessed in our church by the vicar Leslie at the Millennium Service.


Graves on the South side of the path
Recorder No.
SURNAME FORENAME BORN DIED
AREA
NOTES AGE AT DEATH
71
SANGSTER/OSBORN Jimmy   20.9.1877
South side near the church entrance
Son of George Sangster & Eleanor Osborn
3yrs 2mths
72
LOE Isaac M. W.   8.11.1858
South side near the church entrance
 
11mths
73
LOE Jane   11.7.1867
South side near the church entrance 
Wife of Anthony
51
74
       
South side near the church entrance 
   
75
LOVESY Mary Ann   22.7.1896
Churchyard south side 
Daughter of Robert E Harriet
46
76
       
 Churchyard south side (near wall of Alms Houses)
10th July - No wording recorded  
77
HOLDON Joseph   2.5.1884
Churchyard south side  
Husband of Ann
56
77
HOLDON Ann   20.7.1887
Churchyard south side  
Wife of Joseph
65
77
HOLDOM Mary Ann   3.9.1892
Churchyard   
Wife of John
64
78
       
Churchyard south side  
on footstone N.A.B.  
79
WILLISON Matthew Bertram   19.1.1891
West wall
 
17
80
ADAMS Eliza   13.12.1893
 
Wife of Thomas
66
80
ADAMS Mary Ann   21.12.1873
 
Daughter of Eliza & Thomas
12yrs 3mths
81?
C**LLPON Sophia   **.**.1606
 
Wife of Rev C*******ion
 
82?
SMITH William   29.8.****
 
Son of John & Elizabeth
 
82?
SMITH Elizabeth   **.**.** possibly 29.8.****
 
Daughter of John & Elizabeth
 
83
FOSTER Joseph   21.8.1869
 
Husband of Emily
61
83
FOSTER Emily   14.8.1883
 
Wife of Joseph
77
84
MARKS Ann Rebecca   11.10.1888
 
Wife of John
 
84
MARKS John   5.11.1907
 
Husband of Ann Rebecca
84
109
KIRBY Thomas     South side    
109
KIRBY Elizabeth     South side    
109
KIRBY Maria     South side    
109
KIRBY Jonah     South side    
109
KIRBY Rachal     South side    

Rev. W. M. Atkinson 's plan and text of the inscriptions on the graves and monuments in the South Churchyard in 1918

1.
William EASDON & Arm his wife. He died Apr 14, 1827. Aged 77.
She died ... 6, 1817. Aged 82.
William son of the above, died Aug 5, 1790. Aged 19.
 

No. 2 struck through
James STOCKLEY, husband of Margaret STOCKLEY, died Jan 20, 1823. Aged 30.
 

2.
Matthew WILLISON, husband of Mary WILLISON, died Feb 27, 1847. Aged 72.
 

3.
Mary WILLISON, wife of Matthew WILLISON, died Apr 21, 1830. Aged 51.
 

4
Francis WILLISON, husband of Isabella, & son of Matthew & Ann WILLISON, died Nov 6, 1811. Aged 43.
 

5.
Cole WILLISON, husband of Lucy & son of Matthew & Ann WILLISON, died Nov 16, 1804. Aged 36.
 

6.
John WILLISON, son of Matthew & Ann WILLISON, died March 22, 1801. Aged 27.
 

7.
Matthew WILLISON, husband of Ann WILLISON, died July 19, 1777. Aged 34.
 

8.
Ann WILLISON, wife of Matthew WILLISON, died Jan 6, 1812. Aged 76.
 

9.
(Wooden Bar) William HOLDOM, husband of Mary HOLDOM, June 5th. 1856. Aged 39.
 

10.
Henry, son of James & Sarah ARIS, drowned Apr 11, 1864. Aged 10.
 

11.
Sarah, wife of Richard JOHNSON, died Dec 16, 1765. Aged 74.
 

12.
John, son of John & Ann SYMONS, died Jan 1790. Aged 3.
Also Thomas, son of John & Ann SYMONS, died Dec 1786 in the 3rd year of his age.
13.
Elizabeth, wife of Wm WILKINSON, died Aug 10, 1730. Aged 30.
Also 4 infants.
 

14.
Fanny BOUGHTON, died Nov 2, 1865. Aged 44.
Also Thomas BOUGHTON, son of the above, who died Dec 20, 1866. Aged 22.
 

15.
Jane, wife of Anthony LOE, July 21 1867. Aged 51
 

16.
Isaac M. W. LOE, died Nov 8, 1858. Aged 14 months.
 

17.
Sarah, wife of Henry PAIES (Registered PEASE), died Jan 10, 1720.
 

18.
Sarah AYRES, died Jan 19, 1847. Aged 20.
 

19.
John AYERS, husband of Sarah AYERS, died Oct 19, 1834. Aged 55
Sarah AYERS, wife of John AYERS, died Jan 10, 1864. Aged 74.
Also 5 infant children.
 

20.
Henry FOSTER, died Mar 3 1867. Aged 57.
Joseph, son of the above, who died Aug 11 1860. Aged 19.
 

21.
Mary Ann, wife of George GRIFFIN, died June 1, 1842. Aged 40. George GRIFFIN, husband of the above, died Mar 8, 1846. Age 54
 

22.
George son of John & Sarah DICKINS, died an infant Sep 25
 

23.
John son of Francis & Sarah KIGHTLY, died an infant, April 1771.
 

24.
Francis KIGHTLY, husband of Sarah KIGHTLY, died March 16, 1806. Aged 62. Sarah KIGHTlY, wife of Francis KIGHTLY, died March 16, 1806. Aged 84.
 

25. Elizabeth KIGHTLY, died Oct 27, 1718. Aged 13 months.
 
26. Mary, wife of Joseph FOSTER, died June 3, 1835. Aged 64. Thos., son of the above, died Feb 6, 1823. Aged 10.
 
27. Joseph FOSTER, Husband of Mary FOSTER, died Nov 24, 1810. Aged 34.
 
28. Thos INGRAM, husband of Rebecca INGRAM, died July 1772. Aged 77 Ann, dau. of the above, died Nov 8, 1762. Aged 23.
 
29. Uriah PETTY, died Oct 25, 1727. Aged 55.
 
30. Ann, wife of William WICKENS, died Feb 11, 1754. Aged 33.
 
31. John JELLEY, died Jan 28, 1869. Aged 89. Lucy, wife of the above, died Dec 17, 1832. Aged 39. Also Selina CLUTTERBUCK their daughter, died June 20, 1863. Aged 46.
 
32. Elizabeth JUFFS (Registered JEFFES) died Feb 21, 1730. Aged 33.
 
33. Mary, wife of John COX, died Aug 25, 1782. Aged 35?
 
34. George STEVENS, husband of Jane STEVENS, died March 23, 1813. Aged 33.
 
35. Rebecca DURRENT, wife of Wm DURRENT, died July 9, 1823. Aged 56.
 
36. Mary, wife of Samuel DURRENT, died June 20, 1733. Aged 30.
 
37. Ann, dau. of Wm & Elizabeth CALVERT. Died Nov 19, 1771.
 
38. Thos. EMERSON? died Oct 4 …. Aged 81.
He lived a long & unoffensive life,
A Christian strong without unchristian strife.
 
39. Sarah, wife of Gabriel MEDLEY, died Nov 20, 1734. Aged 48?
 
40. Ann BIGNEL, wife of John BIGNEL, died Sept 6, 1723.
 
41. Thos BIGNALL & Sarah his wife. She died Aug. 1717 Aged 36. He died Aug 1717. Aged 39. Sarah, their daughter died Sept 7, 1717, aged 5½. Thos., son of John & Ann BIGNAL, died Sept 1719.
 
42. Elizabeth wife of James WARD, died Aug 7, 1762. Aged 37. Also her infant daughters.
 
43. Elizabeth wife of Robt. HARRIS, died Jan 15, 1776.
 
44. John WARREN, died Aug 27, 1847. Aged 71. Mary WARREN, his wife died July 8, 1852. Aged 75.
 
45. William ATTERBURY, husband of Ann ATTERBURY, died Aug 29, 1855. Aged 52.
 
46. Samuel BATTAMS, died Aug 6, 1792, husband of Catharine.
 
47. Ann, wife of James RICHARDSON, died Dec 17 1784. Aged 31.
 
48. Richard WARNER, Husband of Susanna WARNER, died Dec 12, 1765. Aged 73.
 
49. Susanna WARNER, wife of Richard WARNER, died Dec 16, 1754. Aged 58.
 
50. Cather[ine], wife of Nathan FRANKLIN, died Sept 17, 1786. Aged 55.
 
51. Ann, late wife of Nathan FRANKLIN, only dau. of Richard & Susanna WARNER, died Nov 23, 1754. Aged 29.
 
52. Nathan FRANKLIN, husband of Catherine FRANKLIN, died Jan 19, 1771. Aged 45.
 
53. John FRANKLIN, husband of Mary FRANKLIN, son of John & Ann FRANKLIN, died Mar 18, 1754. Aged 30.
 
54. John, husband of Alice FRANKLIN, died June 11, 1731. Aged 47. Alice FRANKLIN his widow, died Feb 2, 1749. Aged 55.
 
55. Thos. husband of Eliz. FRANKLIN, son of John & Eliz. FRANKLIN died Mar 26, 1754. Aged 64.
 
56. Wm TURVEY, late husband of Alice TURVEY, died June 27, 1754. Aged 59.
 
57. Mary, wife of John HOLDRIDGE (registered OLDRIDGE), died Feb 23, 1770
 
58. Elizabeth COLLISON, wife of George COLLISON, died June 12, 1787. Aged 32.
 
59. George COLLISON, died May 31, 1801. Aged 44.
Also Thos., son of George & Ann COLLISON, died May 16, 1816. Aged 20.
 
60. Elizabeth wife of Wm BENSON, died Feb 23, 1791. Aged 62
 
61. William, husband of Elizabeth BENSON, died Feb 22, 1816. Aged 84.
 
62. Thos. SHAW, died Apr 21, 1773. Aged 67.
 
63. Mary, wife of Thos SHAW, died Aug 18, 1766. Aged 64.
'Twas my desire to lie here. Stir not my bones till Christ appear.
 
64. (Footstone; J.G. (supposed to be John GARRET) 1781.
Cut over it W.G. (William GOODE) died May 29, 1813 Aged 65.
 
65. Patience CHURCH, late of Winslow, Bucks, died March 24, 1840. Aged 83. For upwards of 52 years the faithful servant of the Mrs Lowndes'.
 
66. Thomas WELCH, died June 4, 1859. Aged 75.
Also Elizabeth wife of the above, died Aug 21 1837, aged 54.
Also, Maria, their daughter died April 23, 1819. Aged 12.
Also Jonah, their son died June 22, 1819. Aged 5
Also Rachel KIRBY, another daughter, died May 8, 1840. Aged 34.
 
67. (Tablet against the south wall of church) John GURNEY, husband of Martha GURNEY, died June 16, 1747. Aged 60.
 
68. Martha Gurney, wife of John G. died Dec 12, 1774, aged 82.
Mary, wife of Samuel GOTTS, died Mar 17, 1820. Aged 26.
 
69. (Flat stone) Hannah WILSON, died Jan 9, 1807. Aged 32,
daughter of John & Hannah WILSON, East Row, near Whitby, Yorkshire for many years a faithful servant of Major & Mrs Mansel.
 
70. (Flat stone) Elizabeth WILSON, died May 4, 1816. Aged 50, sister of Hannah WILSON also servant of Major & Mrs Mansel.
 
71. Elizabeth dau. of Edward & Mary JONES, died Nov 28, 1761 in the 4th year of her age.
Also Elizabeth, Mary, Elizabeth & Hannah, their children who died in infancy.
 
72. Francis BROWN, May 1756, aged 34. Hannah his wife died Jan 1773 aged 47.
 
73. William son of Wm CORBETT & Anne (his wife; died Apr 29, 1746, aged 10 weeks & 3 days.
Also John, son of Wm & Anne CORBETT who died Oct 28, 1734. Aged 11 weeks.
 
74. William & Ann CORBET son & dau. of Wm & Ann CORBET :
he died Jan 7, 1749. Aged 6 wks. She died Feb 27 1749.
 
75. Ann CORBETT wife of Wm CORBETT died May 1760. Aged...
 
76. Wm CORBETT, husband of Ann CORBETT, died Jan 8, 1779. Aged 77
 
77. Robert CORBET & Martha his wife. She died 1708. He died June 1722.
 
78. Martha FRANKLIN relict of John FRANKLIN, died March 5, 1815o Aged 59.
 
79. Francis GIBBS, husband of Elizabeth GIBBS, died Feb 15, 1843. Aged 59.
 
80. Abraham MARRIOTT, for 22 years faithful servant of J.C. MANSEL, Jan 9 1836.
 
81. George Edward THORNE, born Feb 20, 1805. Died May 2 1867. Aged 46. (Flat stone).
 
82. Mrs Sarah BUTLER died Apr 30 1802. Aged 81. Arthur son of J. & K. THORNE, grandson of the above, died Dec 23, 1816. Aged 9.
 
83. Joshua, son of Geo. Edward & Anne THORNE, June 15 1837. Aged 4 years.
 
84. Edward TAPP, late of this parish, died Aug 14, 1826. Aged 44 Also Ann, dau of the above, died May 16 1825. Aged 1 year.
 
85. Joshua THORNE, died Feb 7 1833 in his 73rd year. Kitty his wife died Nov 27, 1841. Aged 68.
 
86. 5 infant sons of John WOODFORD & Louisa Anne Millicent CHASE
 
87. John CANE, died July 1, 1846. Aged 74.
Sarah his wife died Jan 5 1865, aged 89.
Mary Ann their daughter died Dec 3 1825. Aged 11.
Geo. their son Jan 6, 1826. Aged 14
 
88. John DURHAM July 6 1868, Aged 63. (Tall upright Cross)
 
89. Frances, dau. of John & Joice DURHAM, June 8, 1836 in her 34th year.
 
90. James COOMBES late of Aldgate, London, June 6, 1839. Aged 66.
 
91. Sarah Jane, dau. of Thos & Jane MARRIOTT, died Sept 18, 1853. Aged 5 years & 4 Months.