Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St Mary Church, Crich

Published in April 2014

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DESCRIPTION

The parish church of St. Mary, Crich stands almost at the highest point of this hilltop village, situated about 6 miles south-east of Matlock and 4 miles west of Alfreton. The church is of Norman foundation, the nave and north aisles being built between 1135 and 1189. The church was much enlarged in the 14th century and the tower and spire added in the Decorated style. Much of this 14th century work is said to be due to the beneficence of Sir William de Wakebridge, who also endowed a chantry chapel in the north aisle. An effigy in this aisle is believed to be that of Sir William. The registers dating from 1565 are at the County Record Office at Matlock.

At the highest point in the village is Crich Stand, the war memorial dedicated in 1923 to the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) who died in the First World War. Later a plaque was added for those who lost their lives in the Second. Recently more names have been added of those who have died in later conflicts. The memorial is in the form of a lighthouse and its beacon is visible for may miles around.

In the quarry beneath the Stand is Crich Tramway Village, where visitors can ride on the trams and also see them in the process of renovation in the workshops.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ABBOTTACRAMANADAMSADKINALLEN/ALLEN
ALLISONALLISONALLISTONALLSOP/PALLWOOD
ALSIBROOKALSOPALTONAMAT/TANDERSON
ANDREWSANTHONYARCHERARGILEARMSTRONG
ASHBEYASHERASHMANASHTONATKINS
AULTAUSTINBACONBAGWORTHBAINBRIDGE
BAKERBALDWINBALIDONBALLBALLINGTON
BANKSBANW---ALLBANYKSBARBERBARKER
BARLOWBARNESBARNSDALEBARRATTBATES
BATHIEBEARDOWBEARDSMOREBEDFORDBEESON
BEIGHTONBELLBENNET/TBERESFORDBERRY
BESTWICKBETTSBILSBORROWBINGHAMBLACK
BLACKHAMBLAKEYBLAYMIREBLOUNTBLUNSTONE
BO----ERBOAGBOLLONGTONBOLTONBOND
BOORBOOTBOOTHBOWERBOWLZER
BOWMERBRAANBRADFORDBRADLEYBRADSHAW
BRAITHWAITEBRAMALLBRIDDONBROADBROCKLEHURST
BROMLEYBROOKSBROUGHTONBROWNBRUMWELL
BRYANBRYAN-PEACHBUCKLEYBULLBULLOCK
BUNTINGBURLEYBURRBURROWSBURTON
BURTONBUTLERBUXTONBUXTONCABORN
CALINCALVERTCARLESSCARLINNCARSON
CARTERCARTRIDGECASTLEDINECAULDWELLCELDART
CHAMBERSCHAMNERCHAPLINCHAWNERCHEALE
CHECKLEYCHEETHAMCHELLCHELUCHORLEY
CLARK/ECLAY/ECOCKAYNECOLECOLEMAN
COLLEDGECOLLINGTONCONQUESTCOOK/ECOOPE
COOPERCOPECORNTHWAITECOULISHAWCOUPE
COWLISHAWCOXCRANSTONECRITCHLOWCROFT
CROOKESCROSBIECROWDERCUMBERLANDCURTIS
CURZONCUTMORECUTTSDAKINDANBY
DARBYSHIREDAVENPORTDAVIESDAVISDAVY
DAWESDAYDAYKINDENNYDERWIN
DICKENDIXONDODDSDOLMANDONALDSON
DOREDOWLERDRAKEDRAYCOTEDRURY
DUFFIELDDUNNDYSONDeRIDDEREARNSHAW
ELLIOTTELSEENGLANDEPERSONEVANS
EXTONFANTOMFAZACKERLEYFEARNFERGUSON
FERNFERRERSFESANDFEWFIDLER
FINDERNFIRTHFISHERFITZ RALPHFLETCHER
FLINTFOSTERFOWLESFOXFRETWELL
FRITCHLEYFROSTGARTONGASCOYNEGAUNT
GELSTHORPEGIBBONSGIL--WOODGLASSBROOKGLOSSOP
GLOVERGODFREYGOODALLGOODHEADGOUGH
GRATIONGRATTONGREATOREXGREAVESGREEN
GREENALLGREENHOUGHGREENWOODGREGORYGRETTON
GRICEGRIFFINGRIFFITHHALLHALLAM
HAMBLETONHAMPSHIREHANCOCKHARDSTONEHARPER
HARRISHARRISONHARTLEHARTSTONEHASLAM
HAWKESHAWKIN/SHAWLEYHAYHAYES
HAYNESHAYWOODHEAPPEYHEATHCOTEHENSHAW
HENSONHICKMANHIDENHIGGINBOTHAMHIGTON
HILLHILLIARDHINDSHIRSTHITCHCOCK
HODGINHODGKINSHODGKINSONHODSONHOGG/E
HOLDENHOLLINGSWORTHHOLMESHOLTONHOMER
HOPKINSONHOPPELEYHORNERHORSPOOLHOUSLEY
HOWARTHHOWITTHUGHESHUNTHURT
HUTCHINSONHYDEHYTONINSLEYIRVING
IZANTJACKSONJAMESJARVISJEFFRIES
JENKINSONJEROMJESSOPJOHNSONJONES
JOYNERKENDALLKEYKIDDKIRK
KIRK(E)LANDKNEEBONEKNOWLESLAKELAMBERT
LAWLEYLAWRENCELEADBEATERLEAFELEAM
LEELEES(E)LEESSONLESTERLEWIS
LIEKERLIMBLINACRELISTERLITCHFIELD
LOCKLOCKEYLODGELOMASLORD
LOVEGROVELOWELOWLEYLUDLAMLYNAM
MACDONALDMAESMANDERMARRIOTTMARRIS
MARSHMARSHALLMARTINMARWOODMASKERY
MASONMASSEYMATHERMATHEWSMAYCOCK
MEEMELLORSMERCERMERCHANTMIERS
MILLSMILLWARDMINKLEYMITCHELLMOLD
MONKMOODIEMOSELEYMOUNTNEYMOWBRAY
MURFINMURPHYMcLARTYNADENNADIN
NEEDHAMNEVILLENEWBOROUGHNEWTONNICHOLSON
NIGHTINGALENOBLENOWELLO'CALLAGHANOAKDEN
ODANAVANTOGTONOLDFIELDOLIVEROLLERENSHAW
ONIONSOSMONDOTTEWELLOVENSPADDISON
PAGEPAIGEPAINTERPARKINPARSONS
PATILLAPAYNEPEACHPEACOCKPEARCE
PEARSONPENYALEPEPPYPERKINSPERRY
PESTSPHARSONPICKARDPICKERINGPIERPOINT
PIGGINPIGGOTTPINGLEPLATTSPO(O)LE
PORTERPOYSERPRICEQUIGLEYRADECLIFFE
RADFORDRANKINRAWSONRAYREDFERN
RENOLDSREPYNGDONRICHARDSRICHARDSONRILEY
RIXROBERTSROBINSONROD(G)ERSRODGER
ROEROLLASONROLLINSONROMSOREROSS
ROWEROWELLROWLANDRUSSELLRYDE
SADLERSAMPSONSARGENTSAUNDERSSAXTON
SAYLESSEALBYSEALSSELFSELLORS
SHALEYSHAWSHELDONSHELMERDINESHIMWELL
SHIPSTONSHORESIBLEYSIDDONSSILVESTER
SIMMONSSIMPSONSIRSSKELTONSKINNER
SLACKSLANEYSMITHSMITHURSTSNOW
SOWTERSPARHAMSPENCERSPENDLOVESQUIRE
STABLESSTACEYSTANLEYSTEEPLESSTERNDALE
STEVENSONSTEWARDSONSTINSONSTOCKERSTOCKS
STOCKTONSTONESTOORERSTOPPARDSTORER
STOREYSTRAWSTREETSTRELLEYSTRUTT
SUDBURYSULLEYSWANNSWANWICKSWIFT
SWINDELLSYKESTAYLORTERRYTHORNTON
THORPETIPPINGTOMLINSONTOMSTOPHAM
TOWLETOWNDROWTOWNSENDTRAVISTRUSBUT
TURNERTURTONTWIGGVARDYWAGSTAFF
WAINWAINWRIGHTWAKEBRIDGEWALKERWALL
WALTERSWALTONWARDWARDLEYWARHURST
WARINGWARNERWARRILOWWASSWATSON
WATTSWEBSTERWEIGHTMANWELLSWESTON
WETTONWHALLEYEWHAWELLWHEATCROFTWHETTON
WHITEWHITEHEADWHITLESSEYWHYSALLWIGHTMAN
WIL(L)MOTWILDGOOSEWILKINSWILKINSONWILLGOOSE
WILLIAM(S)WILLIAMSONWILLOTTWILSONWILSON
WITHAMWITHERSWOODWOODHOUSEWOODLAND
WOODWARDWOOLLEYWRAGGWRIGHTWYLES
YATESYEOMANSYOUNG  

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BODENBRACEBROMLEYBROMLEYBURGIN
CLAYTONCOPECOWLISHAWDAKINHARRISON
KIDDYMOUNSEYTHOMASFOXHENDLEY
KNOWLESNADINWARRENGARRATTHIGHINBOTHAM
LIMBPETTSWETTONGLOSSOPHOLBROOK
MACKENROBINSONWILLOWSGOODALLJACKSON
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