Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of All Saints Church, Bradley

Published in October 2019

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DESCRIPTION

There are unfortunately no remains of the Norman building which once stood on this site, except perhaps for a few stones incorporated within the walls of the present church which dates from 1370. In the churchyard is a cross which has stood on the site for well over 1000 years and probably marks the area in which the Norman church stood. It is from this earlier church that the font is thought to have come, being dated at 1225. It much resembles the font in St. Oswald's, Ashbourne, of which All Saints, Bradley formed a Chapelry until sometime between 1240 and 1291.

Two well known Derbyshire families have had close connections with Bradley for several hundred years. The Kniveton family held the estate well before the reign of Henry VIII but were forced to sell it after incurring debts as a result of supporting the Royalist cause during the Civil War. The estate was then held by the Meynell family with whom it remained until the late nineteenth century. Some ancient memorials to these families may be seen in the sanctuary of All Saints, although they are now barely legible.

The oldest parish register dates from 1579. Microfilms of the registers are now held at the County Record Office, Matlock, Baptisms to 1981, Burials to 1891, Marriages to 1981 (with a gap from 1783 to 1812) and Banns from 1824 to 1899.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ALLCOCKARCHERASKEYBADDERBAGSHAW
BAILEYBALLBARKERBATTLEYBEESTON
BLOREBOTHAMBOWESBROWNSWARDBURDIS
BURTONBYROMCLARK(E)CLOWESCOPESTAKE
CROOKSDAVALLDEANDERBYSHIREDICKINSON
DIXONFEARNFERNYHOUGHFILLITERFLINT
FORDGAMBLEGERARDGOODALLGREAVES
GREENGREGORYGRIMEHALLHALLAM
HAMMERSLEYHARRISHARRISONHARTSHORNEHASELDINE
HAWFORDHELLABYHIND(S)HOLLOWAYHOOSON
HOUGHIRLAMJACKSONJOHNSONJONES
KENNEDYKNIFETONKNIGHTLAMBLAWTON
LECHELEELITCHFIELDLOMASMASKERY
MEYNELLMOOREMOSSMOTTRAMMURFIN
MYERSNAYLOROAKDENOLDFIELDPARKER
PEGG(E)PONTINPOTTERPRINCERAGSDALE
RAINSRAVENREDFERNREEVESRICHARDS
RIDDINGSALTSGAMBELLA (sic)SHAWSHERWIN
SIMMSSIMPSONSIMSSINGLETONSMALES
SMITHSPENCERSTAFFORDTAYLORTHORNELY
TILLTODDTOMLINSTOMLINSINTOWNSEND
TREVITTTWIGGTYSONWALKERWALLIS
WALTERSWARNERWEBSTERWESTONWHARTON
WIGLEYWOLFENDENWOODFINEWOODHOUSEWOOLLEY
WRIGHTYATES   

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