Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of Birchwood Methodist Church, Somercotes

Published in October 1999

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In April we moved our Library into Birchwood Methodist Church from the United Reformed Church at Alfreton which had been closed and sold. The impressive Birchwood Methodist Church was built by John Smedley of Matlock and opened in 1853. It was lent to the Limited Wesleyan Methodist Free Church of Birchwood for 21 years. On 11th September 1874, after the death of John Smedley, the Church Members purchased the building for £800 from his widow.

A schoolroom was provided within the building and was open to all children of the village for a small fee. In 1910 the present schoolroom was built which was also used as a day school in wartime and during the strikes of the 1920's it was used as a centre for feeding children.

The graveyard attached to the Church has been extended, using land purchased in 1925 from James Oakes.

Our Library opens every Wednesday from 10.00a.m. until 1.30p.m. Visitors are warmly welcomed and will be able to browse through our ever-growing collection of transcriptions and other material. The number of people attending our Wednesday meetings has exceeded our expectations and we are very grateful to those who come along each week to help with indexing and filing.

Those people who have not yet visited us will be very welcome to come along and see what we hold on our Library shelves and to do any research. A map showing how to find us is given on the back page of this Newsletter.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ADKINSAMOSANSLOWANTHONYARMSTRONG
ATHERSYCHATTERBAILEYBALDWINBALL
BALLENBANKSBARLOWBARNETTBETTSON
BEXTONBILSONBIRDBISHOPBLATHERWICK
BONSALLBOWERBOWMARBOWNBRADFORD
BRADSHAWBRAMLEYBRAMWELLBRENTNALLBROCKLEHURST
BROMLEYBROUGHBROWNBULLOCKBURDETT
BURGESSBURGINBURNALL/ELLBURNHAMBURT
BUSHCARRIERCARTLIDGECASTLECLARKE/E
COCKAYNECOLLEDGECOLLIERCOOKCOOPER
COTTONCOUPECOXHEADCRESSWELLCUMMINGS
DARRINGTONDEANDOOLEYDOUGLASDOWN(E)S
DURHAMEALESEATONELLISEVERLEY
FANTOMFARNELLFAZEYFELLFITCHETT
FLETCHERFLINTFLINTOFFFOGERTYFOULKES
FOWLERFOXFREARSONFROGGFROGGATT/ETT
FROSTFRYERGADSBYGASCOYNEGENT
GIBSONGILESGODBERGOODMANGOODWIN
GRANEYGREATOREXGREENGRUNDYHALE
HALLHALLSWORTHHARDHARDWICKHARDY
HARRISHARTWELLHARWOODHAWKINSHAYES
HEMSLEYHERBERTHERRODHICKINBOTHAMHICKS
HICKTONHILLHINKSHODSONHOLLIDAY
HOLLINGWORTHHOLMESHOOLEYHORTONHOWARTH
HOWITTHUCKERBYHUDSONHUMBERSTONEHUNT
HURSTHOUSEINGAMELLSJACKSONJAMESJARRETT
JEPSONJOHNSONKEETLEYKINGKITTS
KNOWLESLADYMANLANELANGTONLATHAM
LAWLEAKELEESONLIMBLINEKER
LITCHFIELDLITTLEWOODLLOYDLOWELYCITT
MARRIOTTMASONMASSEYMILESMILLS
MOAKESMORLEYMORRISMORTONMOSS
MYCROFTMcDONALDNAYLORNICHOLLSNOBLE
NORRISOCKLEYOLNEYOSBISTONOSBORN/E
PARKERPARKINPARNHAMPARRPATRICK
PEACHPEGGPICKBOURNEPLATTSPOTTER
POXONPRESSLANDPRIDMOREPRYORRADAGE
RADFORDRAMPLINGRAYNORREEKRHODES
RICHARDSRICHARDSONRILEYROBERTSROBINSON
ROGERSROSSINGTONROUNDROWEROYCE
RYDERSANDHAMSANSAM/OMSCARBROUGHSCOTT
SEARSEVERNSHARPESHAWSHEPHERD
SHOOTERSIMPSONSLACKSMITHSMITHARD
SPENCERSPERINGSTEELESTEEPLESSTEVENSON
STOKESSTONESTOPPARDSTORERTATAM
TAYLORTEBBUTTTHOMPSONTHORPETILLOTSON
TOMLINSONTOWERSTOWNDROWTOWNSENDTRUMAN
TURNERTURTONTWIGGVARDYWADE
WAGSTAFF/EWAINWALKERWALLWALTERS
WARDWARDLEWARNEWARRINERWATERFALL
WATKINSONWATTSWEIGHTMANWELLSWESTON
WHARTONWHATTONWHILDEWHITEWILBRAHAM
WILKINSONWILLEYWILLGOOSEWILLIAMSWILLIS
WILLMOTTWILSONWINSOMEWISEMANWOOD
WOODLANDWOODLEYWRAYWRIGHTWYNN

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