Harby churchyard texts
Scroll down the page to read the texts on the gravestones and memorials in the churchyard. Thy are listed in numerical order as will be found on the Plan pages. A particular surname can be searched for on the index page. For reasons of respect for recent bereveavements, the gravestones after 1979 are not included.
MEMORIALS INSIDE THE CHURCH
CHURCHYARD 1 to 124
CHURCHYARD 125 to 290
CHURCHYARD 291 to 430
CHURCHYARD 431 to WF37
MEMORIALS INSIDE THE CHURCH
Ψ1 The reredos in this church is dedicated by friends & parishioners to the memory of Edward Henry STONE rector of this parish from 1899 to 1925
In memory of the Revd.
Manners Octavius NORMAN, born March 5th. 1818. Died May 28th.
1899. 46 years rector of Harby from
1853 to 1899. rural dean, Framland III Deanery, 1872 to 1885. Opera fecit. New schools & house
costing £1000. Church & chancel restored costing £1875. Organ £81. Bells
re-hung & a new Queen Victoria’s Jubilee bell added 1887 costing £166.
This tablet was placed here by parishioners and friends. His
first text at Harby St.
To the sacred memory of a beloved mother Charlotte Elizabeth NORMAN Born
Aug. 30. 1828. Died Good Friday. Apr. 16. 1897. Whose beautiful and unselfish
life will always be remembered by those who knew her. This tablet is erected by
her mourning son. “Safe
in the arms of Jesus” / “Where the weary are at rest” II Tim. IV.7.8.
Ψ4 In loving memory of Thomas William PEPPER Churchwarden 27 years & Chorister 35 years Died 12th. April 1975 Aged 73 years
Ψ5 In loving memory of Mary Jane STARBUCK who died 29th January 1944, aged 86 years. She gave lifelong devotion and service to this church.
Ψ6 This oak seat was made and given to this church, by Thos MARTIN, in memory of his beloved wife who died May 18th 1909.
Ψ7 This chancel stall was placed here “to the glory of God” by Richard MATTOCK in memory of his beloved wife Lucy. Octr. 15TH. 1908.
Ψ8 The aumbry in this church was restored to use in loving memory of May HARWOOD who died 24TH. April 1960 “May she rest in peace”
This table, presented by the people of Harby, in dedication to the memory
of RFn. Akerman Charles DEWEY, aged 20 years killed in action in Italy October
18th., 1943. Pte. John William MABBOTT, aged 33 years died of wounds
in Italy October 25th, 1944.
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old: / Age shall not
weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the
morning / We shall remember them.
[Carved on a table which stands on the
north side of the altar]
Ψ10 In memory of King Edward VII 1910 [Carved on one of the choir stalls]
Ψ11 In loving memory of [post-1979 death omitted].
Ψ12 This oak stall is put up by C E NORMAN, in affectionate remembrance of her brother the Rev H F W RALPH 1892.
This tablet is erected by friends To the memory of James STOKES Born Feb.
15. 1845 Died Oct. 14. 1910. Parish Churchwarden for 12 years. “He
was a good man and a just.” Luke XXIII.50.
Ψ14 In loving memory of Harriet Mary wife of William GLOVER who departed this life March 5TH. 1907. Aged 40 years. A devoted member of this choir “Sweet rest at last.”
THE BELL TOWER
Ψ15 In memory of Samuel Hardy FURMIDGE vice captain of Harby Guild of Ringers accidentally killed on 23. Dec. 1939. Aged 27
Ψ16 THE Pulpit, Pews and new Sittings of this CHURCH were Completed in the Year 1834 William Evans HARTOPP Rector John ORSON and George HALL Church Wardens George WESSON Parish Clerk.
Ψ17 The Revd: John MAJOR, Rector of this Parish A.D.1739 Left £10,,_ the Interest of which is to be every Year at Christmas distributed among the Poor.
Ψ18 Benefactions. The following Benefactions were made to the Parish, by the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans, in commemoration of their Marriage, which was solemnized in this Church, on the 29TH OF MAY 1839. A clock. – completed and put up in the Tower. 29TH OF MAY 1840. A Bible and Prayer Book, for the Reading Desk. And the Sum of Thirty Pounds was given to the Rev. William Evans HARTOPP, Rector of Harby, for the use of the Poor of this Parish:– for whose benefit he has placed it in the Savings Bank, at Melton Mowbray: and the Interest of the said Sum is be distributed amongst them every Christmas, by him, and all future Rectors of this Parish, in such manner as the said Rector or Rectors may think proper.
William Evans HARTOPP, Rector. Thomas LAMIN )
George WESSON. Parish Clerk. John ORSON ) Churchwardens.
THE FRONT OF THE SOUTH AISLE
Ψ19 1914 HEROES CORNER 1919
Offered upon the altar of the nation
“These died for Me” St. John XV.13
THE SOUTH DOOR
In memory of John WHITTLE, died
14th. May 1922. Presented by the WHITTLE family.
THE NORTH AISLE
In memory of George KEMP, who died Sept.
5TH. 1903 aged 67 years. For many years a member of the
Harby parish and church councils and 12 years trustee of
the Duke of St. Albans and Mrs. Orsons charities
1. Cor 16-13. Stand fast in the faith quit you like men. Be strong.
THE WEST WALL
Ψ22 The Harby Church Committee have been enabled to complete the seats in the church having received the handsome Gift of Fifty Pounds from Mrs George BAGULEY as a memorial to her husband. August 1895
MEMORIALS SET IN THE FLOOR
IN THE SOUTH AISLE NEXT TO THE HYMN BOOK CUPBOARD
Here lieth interred the Body / Joseph MOORE / Who departed this Life / the 26th day of November / In the Year of our Lord 1763 / [aged 75]
Farwel this World I once did love, / But now I’ve … to live above / Farwel dear … welcome grave / I better friend in HEAVEN have / Farwel my Body made of Dust / I must to him in whom I trust / Farwel dear Wife I … leave / CHRIST bid me come I must away / in HEAVEN there is no weeping Eve / Farwel those SINS I’ve left before / I’m going where I shall sin no more / Farwel I’ll … … Decease / In HEAVEN there is perfect peace / No … now that I am dead. / I’m … … and gone to BED / I’m … … See but do not Cry, / Meet me in HEAVEN when you DIE. / Do not for me in Tears remain / I sleep … till CHRIST come again
BY THE NORTH WALL BELOW THE ALTAR RAIL
Here Lyeth Interred Ye Body / of Mr John MAJOR A.M. late / Rector of this Parish / who lead an exemplary friendly / and hospitable Life among his / parishioners for 35 Years / He died June Ye 4th 1739 / Aged LXVII
BY THE SOUTH WALL BELOW THE ALTAR RAIL
Here lies interred the body of Mrs Mary MAJOR the wife of Mr John MAJOR Rectr of this parish she departed this life tie [sic] 21st day of May in the year of our Lord 1717
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SANCTUARY
Here lieth the body of The Rev: Thos NORRIS, Rector of this Parish who died 11th Dec: 1825, in the 54th Year of his age. [Gravestone K225 in the churchyard is also to Rev. Thomas NORRIS]
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