Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St John the Baptist's Church, Staveley

Published in October 2008

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Staveley is a large industrial village and extensive parish which includes the hamlets of Netherthorp, Inkersall, Mastin Moor, Norbriggs, Poolsbrook and Woodthorpe. Also included were the hamlets of Nether, Middle and West Handley until the 1970's.

The village is situated about 5 miles north-east of Chesterfield, close to the valley of the River Rother and is well known for its ironstone and furnaces for smelting ore. Coal mining was also extensive in this area until recent years.

The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has been altered over the years, but still retains some ancient remains, including fragments of incised slabs worked into the sills of two windows in the south aisle. The font dates from the 12th century. The church contains several memorials to the Frecheville family, but others have been removed during restorations. The Frechevilles lived in an ancient mansion near the church and were active Royalists during the Civil Wars. In 1681 the manor and estate of Staveley were sold to the 1st Duke of Devonshire.

Much of the churchyard and many gravestones were removed in 1930 for the purpose of widening the adjoining main road, by the Derbyshire County Council. Before the gravestones were removed, the names and dates were recorded by the Staveley Parish Council under a Faculty granted by the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Derby. Those that remained in situ have been recorded by DARG, along with a number which were resited along the church wall. The list of names given here includes those recorded by the Parish Council as well as those recorded by DARG.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ADAMSADDYADLINGTONALFORDALLCROFT
ALLEN(IN)ALLSOPALLWOODANDERSONANDREWS(S)
ARMSTRONGARTHURASDENASHMOREATKIN
BACONBADCOCKBAGSHAWBAKERBALDER
BALEBALLBALLERBARBERBARGH
BARKERBARROWBARROWBARROWCLIFFEBASTIDE
BATE(S)BATTREHAMBEASLEYBEECHBEERY
BELFITBELLBENISONBENNETTBERRESFORD
BINGHAMBIRDBIRKSBLACKBURNBLUNT
BOARBONDBONDBONSERBONSON
BOOTHBOTTOMLEYBOWERBOWNBRACE
BRADLEYBRADSHAWBRAILSFORDBRAINEBRAITHWAITE
BRAYBRE(A)LEYBRIGGSBRIGHTBRIGHTMORE
BRIGHTONBRITTBRITTONBROADHEADBROCKLEHURST
BROCKSOPPBROOK(S)BROOMHEADBROWNBUCK
BULIIMOREBULLOCKBUTTERFIELDBUXTONCADMAN
CALACALOWCARLINCARPENTERCARR
CARTHWAYTECARTWRIGHTCHAMBERLAINCHAMBERSCHURCH
CLADMANCLARKECLARKSONCLATERCLAY
CLAYTONCLOSECOECOLLISCOOPER
COURTCOWARDCOWLEYCOWLINGCOX
CRAVENCROFTSCROPPERCROSSCROXTON
CUTTSDALEDAVENPORTDAVI(E)SDAVID
DAWSONDAYDEAKINDEWCEDEWSNAP
DIBBENDICKENSDICKINSONDIGGLEDINSDALE
DIXONDOBBSDORAMDOWDDRABBLE
DRAKEDRAYTONDRONFIELDDUDLEYDUNN
DYSONEBERHANDEDWARDSELLIOT(T)ELLIS
EMERTONEVANSEYREFANSHAWFENTON
FENTONFERQUESONFIELDINGFISHERFLEETWOOD
FLETCHERFLINTFORDFOWLERFOX
FOXLOWFRANCEFRECHEVILLEFRISBYFRITH
FROGGATTFRYFURNISSGARFITTGARLAND
GARTHWELLGARTLANDGEEGIBBONGIBBS
GIDLOWGILLGILLOTTGISBORNEGLOSSOP
GLOVERGOADWICKGODDARDGODFREYGOODLAD
GOODWINGOULDGREAVESGREENSMITHGREENWOOD
GREGORYGRIEVESGUESTHACKETHADFIELD
HALLHALLANHALLIDAYHAMILTONHANCOCK
HANDBURYHANDLEYHANDLEYWOODHANSONHARDY
HARRISHARRISONHARTHARTLEYHASLAM
HAWKINSHAWKSWORTHHAWLEYHAYHAYES
HAYWOODHEATHHEATHCOTEHEMINGWAYHENDERSON
HERRINGHEWITTHIBBERTHIGGINBOTTOMHILL
HINDHINTONHIPWELLHITCHHOBSON
HODGKINSONHODGSONHODKINHOLLINGWOODHOLLINGWORTH
HOLMESHOLTHOOK(E)HOOLEHOPKINSON
HOPKINSONHOWARDHOWARTHHUDSONHUGHES
HUTLEYHYSONIBBOTSONISAACSJACKSON
JACQUESJARVISJEBSONJEFFREYJEFFRIES
JENNINGSJOHNSONJONESJUNKERFELLKAY
KEATSKENNANKENYONKIDDKIRK
KIRKHAMKITCHERKITTRIDGEKNIGHTLAMBERT
LAMMINGLAUNDERSLAWLAWRENCELAYLAND
LEELEECHLIEVESL(E)YLILLEYLIMB
LINACRELITTLELITTLEWOODLONGMATELOWE
LOWREYLUDLAMLUNNMABBOTTMACFARLANE
MACHINMADINMARKWELLMARPLESMARRIOTT
MARSHMARSHALLMARSONMARTINMASON
MATHERMATTHEWSMAYMEADSMEDCALIFF
MERFIELDMEROUGHMIDDLETONMILLERMILLIGAN
MILLN(E)SMILLNERMILLTHORPEMINCHINMITCHELL
MOLINEUXMOOREMORGANMORLEYMORRIS
MOSLEYMOSSMOUNEUXMULLINSMUSTARDS
MYCOCKMYFORDNAYLORNEEDHAMNEWHAM
NEWTHNICHOLSNODENNORMANNUTTALL
ODDYORDORMEOTTEWELLOXLEY
PACK-WOODPALMERPARKEPARKER(S)PARRAMORE
PARSEPARSONSPASHLEYPATMANPATTISON
PAWLETPAWSONPEABODYPEARSONPECKHAM
PEELEPENDLETONPETTIFERPICKARDPIGGFORD
PLANTPLATTSPOLLENDINEPRICEPRIME
PUCKRINPUNCHABYRADISHRAMSDALERAMSDEN
RATCLIFFERAWSONREDFERNRENSHAWRHODEN
RICERICHARDSONRIDEWAYRILEYRIMINGTON
RO(W)LANDSROBBINSROBERTSONROBINSONRODER
RODGERSROEBUCKROUGHTONROWORTHRUDGE
RUSHBYSAINTSALESSAMPSONSAMUEL
SAUNDERSSAXBYSCARBOROUGHSCORERSEYMOUR
SHAWSHELTONSHIPSTONESHOOTERSIBERY
SICEMSONSIDDALL(S)SIMMSSIMPKINSSIMPSON
SINGLETONSLAGGSLINNSMEDLEYSMITH
SNIBSONSOARSPENCERSPETCHSPRINTALL
ST. JOHNSTACEYSTEEL(E)STENNETSTEPHENSON
STEVENSONSTILLSTINTONSTIRLINGSTONE(S)
STOREYSTRAWSTREETSSUTTONSWANSON
SWIFTTALBOTTANNONTAYLORTELL
TENCHTHEAKERTHOM(P)SONTHOMASTHORNTON
THORPETIBBELLTILLTINDALETINE
TISSINGTONTODDTOMLINSONTONKSTOWNSEND
TRICKETTTURNERTURTONTYASTYSON
VARDYWADEWAINWAKEWAKEFIELD
WALEWALKERWALLWALLERWALSH
WARDWATERHOUSEWATKINWATKINSONWATSON
WATTSWEATHERALLWEAVERWESTWESTON
WESTWOODWH(T)TAKERWHARTONWHAWELLWHEELHOUSE
WHITEWHITTLESWICKSONWIDDOWSONWILDE
WILKSONWILLETTSWILLIAMSWILLIAMSONWILLIS
WILLSHAWWILMANWILSONWINDLEWINGFIELD
WITHAMWOODWOODHEADWOODHOUSEWOODWARD
WORTHINGTONWRAGGWRIGHTWROEYEOMANS

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