Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St Anne & St John Church, Buxton

Published in October 2018

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Buxton, a country town set amongst hills, is said to be the highest market town in England. Here, man made his home when the Ice Age had retreated from the Peak where many prehistoric relics have been found. Buxton is well known for its mineral springs which have offered for centuries, a cure for rheumatism and other ailments. Sufferers have travelled from far and wide to be immersed in the warm mineral baths first founded by the Romans. The charges in 1572 were: for an Arch-bishop £5; a Duke £3.10s.; a Duchess £2; a Yeoman 12 pence.

Two well known buildings in Buxton are the Crescent Hotel (named for its shape), said to have been built with revenues from the Ecton copper mines in Staffordshire by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and Soloman's Temple. This tower stands about 1,200 feet above sea-level and commands a magnificent view of the area, from its position on Grinlow.

The church of St. Anne built in 1625 still stands, but in 1812 the present parish church of St. John's was erected. The registers of both these churches are in microfilm at the County Record Office, Matlock. In 1873 Trinity Chapel was built, the registers of which are also at the Record Office.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions (St. Anne's and St. John's Churchyards)

ABELADDISONANZANIARBUTHNOTARDERN
BAILEYBALLBARGEBARNETBATES
BENNETTBIRKETTBITTLESTONBLAIKIEBLANTERN
BOWERSBRADLOWBROOMEBROWNBUXTON
CARSTAIRSCASTROCHAPELROWCHARLESWORTHCHEETHAM
CHESTERCHILDCLAYTONCLINTONCOCKER
CORNELSENCOTTONDANSONDAVISDAWN
DAWSONDE CASTRODEAKINDEVONSHIREDORRINGTON
DOWNESEARLEEASEWLL (sic)ECCLESEDGE
ELLISONENGLANDEYREFERGUSONFIDLER
FISHERFOSTERFOWLERFROSTGARDENER
GILSONGLAZEBROOKGOODWINGRICEGRIFFITHS
GRINDERHALLHARPERHARRISONHAYNES
HEACOCKHENSHAWHIBBERTHILLHODGSON
HOULDENHOYLEHUBLINHUBYHUTCHINSON
JONESKANEKELSALLKITCHENKNIGHT
LEEDHAMLENNONLEWTHWAITELINDSAYLITHERLAND
LIVERSLEYLOCKETTLOMASLUCCAMACREADY
MAGRATHMANNERSMATHEWSMILLMILLIGAN
MILLWARDMORRELLMYRTHNIELSONORAM
PATTENSONPEARCEPEARSONPERKINSPIDCOCK
POPEPRIOLUPYLEQUICKRAPER
RAYNORREDFERNRICHDALEROBINSROSE
ROSSROWLANDSAMPSONSAVAGESHAW
SHEARTSHIPTONSPENCERSPIERSSPITTALL
STRANGERSTREETSWANNTAYLORTHACKBERY
THOMPSONTHORNHILLTINDALLTOOLETRIVETT
TURNERTYSONULVERTVANDELEURVERNON
VICKERSVIZARDWAKEFIELDWALLACEWARD
WARRENWHITEWILSONWINNELLWRIGALL
WRIGLEYWYNNEYATES  

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