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TitleRectors and Lecturers [post-1962]
ObjectNametablet | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMarble tablet with Saltire shield above list of Rectors & Lecturers
Inscription RECTORS AND LECTURERS
ROWLAND LEMMON1962
ANTHONY HUNTER Bp.1975
TIMOTHY WITHERS GREEN1979
MICHAEL MIDDLETON1985
MICHAEL NELSON1993
GRAHAM BARHAM USHER2004
DAGMAR WINTER2015
ObjProdDate1962–present
DimensionsH 1.01 m | W 48 cm | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.3 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW1 (page 30 of CND’s book predated Graham Barham Usher 2004)
1968. 1. Erection of tablet for the recording of incumbents on west wall of transept. … Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.3545, 1.10.1968. NRO EP.184/80. [actually on east wall]

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TitleBronze plate re Barker window above
ObjectNameplate | memorial
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionBronze plaque with raised letters relating to the window [HEXAB1424] above in memory of Henry John Barker, Rector 1862–1899. Invisible fixings to wall
InscriptionTHIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF HEXHAM TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF THEIR BELOVED PASTOR
HENRY CHRISTOPHER BARKER M:A
LECTURER OF HEXHAM 1862–1899
RECTOR OF HEXHAM 1866–1898
RURAL DEAN 1866–1886
HONORARY CANON OF DURHAM
1872–1882 · HONORARY CANON OF
NEWCASTLE 1882–1899 · BORN 21:
OCT:1818 · DIED 2:OCT:1899
ObjProdDate1903
ObjectHistoryNote‘In memory of Henry Christopher BARKER M.A. Rector and Lecturer, Hexham, and Hon. Canon of Newcastle, b. 21 Oct. 1818, d. 2 Oct. 1899. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”. In memory of Emily Margaret, the beloved wife of Henry Christopher BARKER M.A. Rector and Lecturer of Hexham, and daughter of Charles Smith BIRD M.A. Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, who entered into rest 29 Mar. 1882 aged 54 yrs. “I know whom I believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” 2 Tim. 1.12.’ [Inscription at Cemetery 30/17: see URL]
From burial register: 4493; Barker, Henry C.; Clerk in Holy Orders; 80; Hexham House; 5 Oct 1899; F.B.Plummer; C468.
“Mr T Ellis proposed that permission be given to the placing of proposed memorials window & brass tablet to the late Canon Barker in the Aisle of the South Transept of the Church which was unanimously agreed to.” [Churchwardens Minutes 09/11/1903]
DimensionsH 60 cm | W 60 cm | D 1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.77m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW2
1903. 31st day of December. To fill the north window of the Aisle of the South Transept with painted glass and to affix to the Wall near the same Window a brass or bronze tablet or plate referring thereto and bearing the following inscription ... Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.236, NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.29
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleWall plaque – South African war memorial
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plate memorial to 1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers – in memory of those who served and those who lost their lives
Recessed letters and figures picked out in black – likewise a decorative floral margin
InscriptionSOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1898–1902.
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
THE PATRIOTISM OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF
THE HEXHAM Co. OF THE 1st. VOL: Bn. NORTHUMBERLAND
FUSILIERS, WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN
THE BOER WAR 1898–1902, SOME OF WHOM LOST
THEIR LIVES IN THEIR COUNTRY’S CAUSE.
LIEUTENANT G.F. FISHER
CORPORALJ.T. PORTEOUS.CORPORALE. EDDY.
Pte.R.S. BANTHAM.Pte.J. McBRIDE.
· ·J. BESWICK.· ·M. MATTHEWS.
· ·W. BURN.· ·J.E. MURRAY.
· ·R. BULMAN.· ·J.D. RITSON.
· ·J. CATHRAE.· ·J. ROBINSON.
· ·T. COOKE.· ·J.W. RILEY.
· ·T. COOPER.· ·Jos. SMITH.
· ·J. CHESTER.· ·J.W. SMITH.
· ·W.A. CHARLTON.· ·W.G. SMITH.
· ·J. CAUDLE.· ·A.W. SNOWBALL.
· ·W. DAVIDSON· ·J. STONEHOUSE.
· ·W.A. FRENCH.· ·J.W. SWINBURNE.
· ·T. HARRISON. (DIED OF WOUNDS IN S.AFRICA.)
· ·J.T. HOGARTH.· ·W. TAYLOR.
· ·D. HOUSTON.· ·J. TAIT.
· ·G. HUNTER.· ·H. TOWNS.
· ·J.H. HUTCHINSON.· ·J. WILKINSON.
· ·F. I’ANSON.· ·G. WILLIAMSON.
(DROWNED IN S.AFRICA.)· ·J.R. WARD.
· ·T. McGILL.· ·C. WRIGHT
· ·A. McINTOSH.· ·H. WELSH.
· ·H. COOKE.BUGLERJ.W. ROBSON.
AND ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING TOWNSMEN, WHO
VOLUNTEERED AND DIED DURING THE SAID WAR.
TROOPERA. SMITH,DIED OF FEVER IN S.AFRICA.
· ·G. NESHAM, · · · · · ·
· ·W.R. PEARSON, · · · ON RETURN.
InscriptionDescriptionCurious inscription does not quite distinguish between those who served and those five who died having served (3 of fever, 1 by drowning, 1 of wounds).
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteThere had been a “Service of Thanksgiving in Hexham Abbey, on Tuesday May 21st 1901, on the occasion of the safe return from South Africa of the Hexham Volunteers from the Boer War.” [Par.Mag. Jun 1901 p.51–54]
“Names of Hexham Volunteers who have served in South Africa …” includes only 24 of the above 48 names. [ibid. p.53] Presumably more served until 1902, including some who died.
Previously (from 1905) at S end of E wall of bay 2 which is now St Etheldreda’s chapel. Later (date unknown) moved to bay 1.
“A letter from Mr A Emerson with respect to a Faculty for, and the position of, a brass Tablet of Honour to the Volunteers who had served in the South African war, was read and the Secretary was asked to communicate with Mr Emerson.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 14/03/1905]
Unveiled Sunday morning, 3rd September 1905 by Colonel Lockhart V.D. at a church parade of the 1st Vol. Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
DimensionsH 1.07 m | W 0.61 m | D <1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.3 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW3
1904. 16th day of June. To erect a Mural Tablet in connection with the South African War in the South Transept. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.252. NRO EP.184/80.

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd Joseph Fell
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMarble slab of sepulchral form on grey base, with name G. GREEN … Newcastle at foot.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVd. JOSEPH FELL,
WHO DIED JULY 24th. 1795, AGED 40 YEARS.
ALSO MARY, WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th. 1837, AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO SARAH, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED NOV. 18th. 1861, AGED 73 YEARS.
AND IS INTERRED AT THE CEMETERY.
ALSO ELIZABETH, SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE, WHO DIED JUNE 14th. 1870, AGED 80 YEARS.
ObjProdPersonG Green, Newcastle
ObjProdDate1795–1870
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Revd Joseph Fell, assistant lecturer, 24 July 1795; Mary Fell, 85, 15 Jan 1837.
“Sacred to the memory of Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Joseph FELL of Hexham, who d. 18 Nov. 1861 aged 73 yrs. Also Elizabeth his daughter who d. 11 June 1870 aged 80 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 24/1]
From burial register: 293; Fell, Sarah; Spinster; 73; Hexham; 21 Nov 1861; J.Hudson; A468;
1269; Fell, Elizabeth; Spinster; 80; Hexham; 16 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; A467.
CurrentLocNotefixed | Too high to measure – foot c 2.9 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW4; EM 207; NCH3 197

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Johannes Rotheram MD
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLimestone oval slab, beaded border, decorative surround.
Inscription
JOHANNES ROTHERAM. M.D.
OBIIT 18º MARTII, 1787,
ÆTATIS SUŒ 68.
EXIMIAS ANIMI DOTES
SCIENTIARUM STUDIO EXCULTAS
PUBLICO NON SUO
EMOLUMENTO IMPERTIVIT
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationJohn Rotheram, Doctor of Medicine.
Died 18th March 1787 at the age of 68.
He contributed outstanding intellectual gifts obtained by the study of science for the profit, not of himself, but of others.
[A History of Hexham, Wright, 1823, p.99 & p.118]
ObjProdDate1787
ObjectHistoryNoteHis father was Caleb Rotheram [see HEXAB1109].
Burial register: John Rotheram, medical doctor of Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 Mar 1787.
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281] If true, this means the plaque has been moved from the chancel, possibly the south wall where remains the Rumney plaque [HEXAB1040].
DimensionsH 0.61m | W 0.96m | D 0.10m
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.74m from ground, N of St Etheldreda’s Chapel
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW5; EM 212; NCH3 198

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TitleBrass plaque on stone in memory of Marg. Fairlamb
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass | stone
BriefDescriptionBrass plate on stone, set rather high, and difficult to read. Square, with semicircle top centre.
Inscription
To the
Memory of MARG.
Daughter of GEORGE
and MARGt. FAIRLAMB.
Who Died. Feby. 21th. AD. 1771. 16. Æ
An Epitaph
Great King of Terrors, where are now thy stings
Whre new thy Conquest, all devouring Grave.
O’er both the virgin soul triumants sings
Thro’ him who suffer’d to Redeem and Save.
The Prince of Mercy bids the Virgin rise,
From Earths vain transport and corroding care;
On Seraph’s Wings she views Superior Skies
And ’sociates with the best lov’d Angels there
InscriptionDescriptionCaps and lc, inefficiently set out.
ObjProdDate1771
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Regster: Mgt Fairlamb, daughter of George, hatter, 23 Feb 1771.
DimensionsBrass: H 0.38 m | W 0.30 m | D <1 cm | Stone: H 0.89 m | W 0.80 m | D 8c m | Shelf: H 0.13 m | 0.92 m | D 10 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.87 m fro m ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STEW6; EM221

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TitlePlaque in memory of Caroline Gertrude Waddilove
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
ColourBase: black marble. Stone: Marble white
BriefDescriptionWhite marble rectangular slab, surmounted by a draped urn, all on a black backing slab.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE GERTRUDE WADDILOVE,
WHO CLOSED A LIFE
OF UNWEARIED CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENCE,
IN FULL ASSURANCE OF THE FAITH AS IT
IS IN JESUS;
SEPTEMBER 16th. 1854, AGED 33 YEARS.
LUKE VIII. 52. “SHE IS NOT DEAD, BUT SLEEPETH.”
InscriptionDescriptionAll caps, 3 sizes, name sanserif
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons’, Carlisle
ObjectHistoryNoteCaroline was one of the daughters of Revd W J D Waddilove [HEXAB1008].
DimensionsBase: H 102 cm | W 82 cm | D 4 cm | Stone: H 52 cm | W 63 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.52m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW3; EM 219b

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TitlePlaque in memory of the Revd W J D Waddilove
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
ColourBase: black marble. Stone: marble white
BriefDescriptionWhite marble rectangular slab, surmounted by a draped urn, all on a black backing slab.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THE REVd. W. T. D. WADDILOVE, M. A.
OF BEACON GRANGE,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th. 1859,
AGED 74 YEARS.
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
PSALM XXXIX. 7.
ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 7th. 1874. AGED 86 YEARS.
“Her children arise up and call her blessed.”
InscriptionDescriptionCaps and lower case, various fonts and sizes. His 2nd initial ‘T’ has been altered to ‘I’.
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjProdDatec1859–1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.” [see URL]
The Baptism Register, under 7 Jan 1830, shows the name as Revd William James D[arley] Waddilove. Window brass HEXAB1403.2 has “THE REVD. W:J:D:WADDILOVE OF BEACON GRANGE”.
The initial “T” in the inscription has been altered to look more like the “J” that there should have been for “James”.
DimensionsBase: H 102 cm | W 82 cm | D 4 cm | Stone: H 52 cm | W 63 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.52m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW2; EM 219a
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleRulers of Hexham Abbey Church
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | alabaster
BriefDescriptionThe Atkinson Memorial. The white marble and alabaster slabs bears the names of those in charge of the church from its foundation to 1945, in two columns. Inscription is all in caps. Gold etoile on blue disk above gold saltire on blue shield at top.
“The materials chosen are white marble and alabaster. The names of the rulers are arranged on two panels of the former, and the ornaments, shields of arms, and dedicatory inscription on the latter material. In the head, in a circle, is an étoile, or star of six rays, the arms ascribed in the middle ages to St Wilfrid, introduced here as being symbolical of him as the rising star of the fortunes of the Church of Hexham. Below are the arms of the Priory of Hexham, azure, a saltire or, for the recovery of which we are indebted to Sir Walter Scott’s appreciation of the importance of heraldry. The border has a sunk arabesque design, at the four angles and two sides, interrupted by a guilloche, each twist of which is charged with a conventional flower; the same design is placed on the division between the panels … At the base is the date A.D. 1904, and the arms of Snowball, impaling Atkinson, crest a golden eagle rousant [rising] wings expanded argent, beaked and legged gules.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar.1905 p.21]
Inscription
FOUNDED A.D. 674.
RULERS OF HEXHAM ABBEY CHURCH

FOUNDERJOHN DE WALWORTH1349–1358.
St. WILFRID674.WILLIAM DE KENDAL1358–1366.
BISHOPSALEXANDER DE MARTON1367–1398.
TRUMBRITH681–684.JOHN DE HEXHAM1399–1409.
St. CUTHBERT684.WILLIAM DE WOODHORN1409–1428.
St. EATA685.JOHN DE BRAWBY1428–1443.
St. JOHN OF BEVERLEY685.THOMAS FERRER1443–1457.
St. WILFRID686–692&705–709.JOHN WELLES1457–1475.
St. ACCA709–733.WILLIAM BYWELL1476–1480.
St. FRUITHBERT734–766.ROWLAND LESCHMAN1480–1491.
St. ALCHMUND767–780.THOMAS SMITHSON1491–1524.
St. TILBERT780–789.EDWARD JAY1524–1536.
ETHELBERT789–797.CURATES & LECTURERS
EADRED797–800.JOHN MEKE C.1567.
EANBERT800–806.JOHN DOBSON C.1587.
TIDFRITH806–821.(?)ANTHONIE THOMPSON C.1603.
PROVOSTSBENONI STEEREL.1628 C.1635.
TEIN COLLAN I.990–1018.THOMAS TILHAM L.1651.
TEIN ULKILL I.1020–1041.GEO. RITSCHELL C.L.1655.
COLLAN II.1042–1056.GEO. RITSCHELL junr. C.L.1683.
ULKILL II.1056.THOS. ANDREWS L.1717.
UTHRED1056–1072.WILLIAM GRAHAM C.1724.
PRIESTSWILLIAM TOTTON L.1758.
ÆLFRED WESTOU1021.PETER RUMNEY C.1765.
EILAF LARWA1042–1100.SLOUGHTER CLARKE L.1766.
EILAF HIS SONOB:1138.GEORGE BUSBY C.1771.
PRIORSJOSEPH FELL L.1788.
ASKETILL1114–1130.WILLIAM FLEMING C.1799.
ROBERT BISETH1130–1141.ROBERT CLARKE L.1801.
RICHARD1142–1174.ANTHONY HEDLEY C.1809.
JOHN1174–1209.JOHN GIBSON C.1814.
WILLIAM1209–1215.CHARLES LEE L.1824.
BERNARD1215–1242.WILLIAM AIREY C.1826.
JOHN DE LAZENBY1242–1271.JOSEPH HUDSON C.1845.
HENRY DE MERDENE1269–1281.RECTORS & LECTURERS
WILLIAM DEL CLAY1281–1292.HENRY CHRISTOPHER BARKER
THOMAS DE FENWICK1293–1311. L. 1862. R. 1866.
GILBERT DE BOROBRIDGE1311.EDWIN SIDNEY SAVAGE
ROBERT DE WHELPINGTON1312–1328. R.1898. L. 1902.
THOMAS DE APPLETON 1328–1345.JAMES VAUX CORNELL FARQUHARR.L.1919
JOHN DE BRIDEKIRK 1345–1349.ARCHIBALD GEORGE HARDIE R.L.1945

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF LEONARD WILSON ATKINSON,
LATE CAPT: KING’S DRAGOON GUARDS, OF NEWBIGGIN, HEXHAM,
DIED OCTr. 19th. 1904, AGED 68.
ALSO OF JANE DOROTHY ATKINSON, HIS ELDEST SISTER,
DIED AT NEWBIGGIN MARCH 7th. 1901, AGED 66.
“BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD.”
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THEIR SURVIVING BROTHER AND SISTERS.
A. D.
19 04
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges [designer] | Mr G W Milburn of York [sculptor]
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteOn April 27th the mural tablet was unveiled by the Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. May 1905]
“It was agreed that the Mural Tablet in the South Transept recording the names of the Founders, Incumbents, &c., of the Abbey be repaired and cleaned.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 02/11/1920]
“It was decided that nothing further be done at present.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 11/02/1921]
Modification was needed to enable Archibald Hardie’s name to be added at the bottom. Bottom line used to be “NB: C.CURATE L.LECTURER R.RECTOR”
‘In memory of Leonard Wilson ATKINSON of Newcastle b. 24 June. 1836, d. 19 Oct. 1904, late Captain, Kings Dragoon Guards. … Also Jane Dorothy their eldest daughter b. 4 Mar. 1835 d. 7 Mar. 1901. “Perfect peace”.’ [from inscription at cemetery 30/68: see URL]
DimensionsH 2.14 m | W 1.27 m | D 10 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.32m from floor
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW1
1904. 25th day of February. To place a mural tablet in memory of Atkinson. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.244, NRO EP.184/80. Hex. Parish Mag. Mar. 1905, p.20.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
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TitlePlaque in memory of Paul Vaillant
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionWhite sepulchral slab, urn above, on blue/grey marble backing. Roman caps.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PAUL VAILLANT,
OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th. 1816,
AGED 76 YEARS.
——————
ObjProdDate1816
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Paul Valliant, 77, 11 Jan 1816.
DimensionsH 97 cm | W 90 cm | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area
ReferenceCND: CSW9; EM 218; NCH3 199

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TitlePlaque in memory of Margaret Fetherstonhalgh
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionWhite marble oval tablet on grey, abt 3.5m up. Roman, caps & lc.
Inscription
TO
the Memory of
MARGARET FETHERSTONHALGH,
Relict of
WILLm. FETHERSTONHALGH, ESQr.
late of
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Ob. 19th. May 1800,
Æt. 78.
ObjProdDate1800
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mrg. Featherstonehaugh, Spittle, 22 May 1800.
DimensionsH 53 cm | W 68 cm | D 2.5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 3.15 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area
ReferenceCND: CSW10; EM 206; NCH3 197

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TitlePlaque in memory of Mark William Carr 1833–1871
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionRectangular wall brass with circular projections at the corners and pointer projections in the middle of the top and bottom edges. The upper projections extend into the underside of a moulded cornice which runs below the windows.
Inscription
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARK WILLIAM CARR
WHO DEDICATED THE ABOVE MEMORIAL WINDOW:
MAJOR IN THE MADRAS STAFF CORPS,
SON OF WILLIAM & GRANDSON OF MARK WM CARR
OF THE FAMILY OF CARR
ANCIENTLY OF HETTON & ESHOT IN THIS COUNTY:
LOST AT SEA OFF GOA IN THE S.S. OUTRAM.
JANRY 15 1871, IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE:
A SOLDIER APPROVED IN DUTY,
A FRIEND VALUED & TRUE,
A CHRISTIAN WHO SOUGHT GOD’S GLORY
HUMBLY LIVING IN THE FAITH
OF HIS REDEEMER:
FOR HIM
HIS THREE SURVIVING AUNTS
SORROW INDEED
YET REJOICE IN HOPE.

[up left side] LOOKING FOR THE RESURRECTION
[across top] OF THE BODY
[across bottom] TILL THE DAY DAWN
[down right side] WHEN THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP HER DEAD
InscriptionInterpretation“The above memorial window” [HEXAB1415] is in memory of two of his seventeen aunts i.e. seven daughters of Mark William Carr (1762–1833) and ten daughters of his maternal grandfather Henry Jefferson (1750–1827). He was baptized 13/02/1833 so probably aged 37 when he died 15/01/1871, therefore in his 38th year, as specified in sketch from Yale, not his 37th year as on the plaque.
InscriptionDescriptionLetter and decoration incised and picked out in black with red for initial letters of cardinal words.
ObjProdOrganisationCox & Sons London
ObjProdDate1871
ObjectProductionPeriodVictorian
DimensionsH 67 cm | W 46 cm | D <1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.58m from ground; E of the Queen’s door
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CSW7; EM 203

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TitleFoundation stone laid by Charles Watson Powell
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionWith relief medallion of crowned Virgin’s head, the Maidenhead of the Worshipful Company of Mercers.
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮CHARLES⋮WAT
SON⋮POWELL⋮MASTER⋮
OF⋮THE⋮MERCERS⋮COMPANY⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The seventh stone, dedicated by Revd A P B Barker MA, laid by Mr C W Powell; gift presented by Miss Lily Plummer from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW9 No.7
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TitleFoundation stone laid by William Henry Armstrong Fitz Patrick
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮WILLIAM⋮HENRY⋮
ARMSTRONG⋮FITZ⋮PAT
RICK⋮FIRST⋮BARON⋮ARM
STRONG⋮OF⋮BAMBOROU
GH⋮AND⋮CRAGSIDE
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The third stone, dedicated by Revd W D Heelas MA, laid by Lord Armstrong; gift presented by Miss Phyllis Straker from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW11 No.3
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by John Coppin Straker
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮JOHN⋮COPPIN⋮
STRAKER⋮HIGH⋮SHERIFF⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The second stone, dedicated by Canon Lowe, MA, laid by Mr J C Straker; gift presented by Miss Rosella Savage, on behalf of Messrs Holloway Brothers, Limited, the contractors. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW10 No.2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by Thomas Ellis
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescription1st stone laid
Inscription☩LAID⋮BY⋮THOMAS⋮ELLIS⋮
ON⋮BEHALF⋮OF⋮HIMSELF⋮
AND⋮CO⋮CHURCHWARDENS⋮
W⋮ALEXANDER⋮J⋮A⋮JACKSON⋮
W⋮J⋮BICKERS⋮STEPHENSON⋮
J⋮SWORD⋮MCMVII
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The first stone was laid by Mr Thomas Ellis on behalf of himself and co-churchwardens. The Rector dedicated it, and the gift, from Mr Temple Moore, architect, was presented by Master Basil Jackson. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW8 1st. stone laid
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by John Watson Spencer
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCentral; has cross pattern above, a floriated quatrefoil cross
InscriptionLAID⋮JUNE⋮XXIX⋮MCMVII⋮BY⋮
JOHN⋮WATSON⋮SPENCER⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate29 Jun 1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The eighth stone, dedicated by Canon Moore-Ede, DD, laid by Mr J W Spencer; gift presented by Miss Bridget Eden from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
1908: “Just as we go to press, we hear of the unexpected death of Mr J W Spencer, and this gives a tone of sadness to our Festival. Not only was Mr Spencer with us in a place of honour at the Consecration, and in apparently sound health, but he has taken a conspicuous position throughout as the senior trustee of the Spencer bequest to the Nave. Officially and personally he was closely identified with us, and I have been in constant communication with him for years. On June 29th last year he laid the central Foundation Stone of the Nave, which stands as a permanent record of the munificence of the Spencer family. We mourn his demise, and we offer deep sympathy with those who mourn. In his life of assiduous activity and beneficence those who survive him will find comfort. Standing out above all else is the late Mr J W Spencer’s association with Northumbria’s most glorious, ancient, and historic Abbey. This is an undying memory while stone lasts. Sooner or later, I am convinced, the ideal must come home to the conscience of Christ’s followers, for among all the needs of modern civilization, none is so great as the need of bringing back to the hearts of the people that which Christ called “the first and Greatest Commandment of all,” and of restoring the corresponding instinct of worship in the Religious Life of Modern Times. This has been exemplified in the Spencer bequest to Hexham Abbey. Believe me, my dear friends, Yours very sincerely, E SIDNEY SAVAGE.” [Par.Mag. Sep 1908, p.52]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW7 No.8
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by Edwin Sidney Savage
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionHas saltire shield at top
Inscription☩LAID⋮JVNE⋮XXIX⋮MC
MVII⋮BY⋮EDWIN⋮SIDNEY⋮
SAVAGE⋮M⋮A⋮RECTOR⋮
AND⋮LECTURER
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The ninth stone, dedicated by Archdeacon Henderson DD, laid by the Revd E Sidney Savage MA, gift presented by Miss Peggy Bell from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
The Revd E S Savage MA was appointed Rector in 1898, Lecturer in 1902.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW4 No.9
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by Charles William Chipchase Henderson
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮CHARLES⋮WILL
IAM∶CHIPCHASE⋮HENDERSON⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The fourth stone, dedicated by Revd Canon Southwell, laid by Mr C W C Henderson; gift presented by Miss Mary Burn from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW6 No.4
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid on behalf of James, Baron Joicey
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮JAMES⋮FIRST⋮BAR
ON⋮JOICEY
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The fifth stone, dedicated by Revd F W Johnson BA, laid by the Hon. Arthur Joicey, on behalf of his father, Lord Joicey; gift presented by Miss Freda Tully from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW5 No.5
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleFoundation stone laid by Newton Ogle
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮NEWTON⋮OGLE
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The sixth stone, dedicated by Revd R O’D Ross-Lewin MA, laid by Mr Newton Ogle; gift presented by Miss Kathleen Saunders from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW3 No.6
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleWindow dedication wall tablet — C W C Henderson
ObjectNametablet | memorial
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionBronze plaque with raised letters in memory of Charles William Chipchase Henderson of The Riding 1847 – 1914. Has a raised escutcheon in top L.H. corner: shield and scroll with motto: ‘SOLA VIRTUS NOBILITAT’ (Virtue alone ennobles). Arms: Per pale indented in chief a crescent between two ermine spots.
Inscription
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER BLESSED MEMORY OF
CHARLES WILLIAM CHIPCHASE HENDERSON
OF THE RIDING
BORN 31 DECEMBER 1847 DIED 3 DECEMBER 1914
LOVED AND HONOURED BY ALL MEN
“HIS HEART WAS RICH OF SUCH FINE MOULD THAT IF YOU
SOWED THEREIN THE SEED OF HATE IT BLOSSOMED CHARITY”
ObjProdDate1918
ObjectHistoryNoteWindow [HEXAB1431] Dedicated 3 Nov 1918
1847. C W C Henderson was born 31st December.
1890. Originally from County Durham. Having made his pile selling carpets and rugs, CWC sold up in 1890 and moved to Tynedale. He made a massive injection of money and enthusiasm into Hexham Racecourse.
1914. Mr Henderson died in 1914, as a result of a chill caught while doing war work. [Tynedale Mirror, 11.3.1937, p.3]. [Hexham Parish Mag. Jan. 1915] C.W.C. died on 3rd December.
CurrentLocNotefixed | North of W. door
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW2

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TitlePlaque: Record of works … August 1898 to August 1917
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMural Tablet in a Saxon design by C C Hodges as a historical record of important work on the fabric of Hexham Abbey
Inscription
A RECORD OF WORKS
DEDICATED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
EXECUTED IN THIS PLACE
AUGUST 1898 TO AUGUST 1917
TOWER & TRANSEPTS SAVED FROM
FALLING. CHOIR & TRANSEPTS’ ROOFS
RESLATED. PINNACLES REBUILT.
SAXON APSE DISCOVERED.
CRYPT OPENED OUT.
FOUNDATIONS & VESTIGES OF
St. WILFRID’S CATH. DISCOVERED
AND CONSERVED. NAVE BUILT ON
SAXON & MEDIEVAL FOUNDATIONS.
PRECINCTS EXCAVATED AND
BEAUTIFIED. CHOIR ENTIRELY
RE-ARRANGED AND FLOORED.
STALLS REPLACED & RESTORED.
FONT WITH RESTORED COVER
PLACED IN SITU; ALSO FRITH
STOOL. PAINTINGS & SCREEN
CLEANED AND SAVED FROM
DESTRUCTION. CHANTRIES AND
SEDILIA PLACED IN SITU.
NEW ALTAR AND REREDOS AND
SANCTUARY FLOOR, FITTINGS &
FURNISHINGS. NEW PULPIT AND
TRIFORIA PANELS, & TWELVE STAINED
WINDOWS ERECTED. NEW ORGAN.
PAROCHIAL INSTITUTE ERECTED.
E.S. SAVAGE M.A., RECTOR,
MERCERS’ LECTURER, AND
HON. CANON OF
NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL.
CHURCHWARDENS
G.H. BELL J.A. JACKSON W. HEDLEY
T. ELLIS C.A. HARRISON J.A. BATY
W. ALEXANDER J.J. WALKER J. GIBSON
J. SWORD N.C. FAIRLAM W.N. STEELE
W.J. BICKERS-STEPHENSON F. CLARK
“ALL THY WORKS
PRAISE THEE, O LORD”

HEXHAM ABBEY
CHARLES C. HODGES
ARCHITECT INV ET DIREX
ObjProdPersonCharles C Hodges
ObjProdDate1909–1921
ObjectHistoryNote“The Rector laid before the Meeting a drawing of a Tablet proposed to be erected in the Abbey to place on record all the work carried out during the last ten years on repairs, restorations, & Nave completion. The Plan, drawn by Mr C C Hodges, was favourably considered, and was referred to for approval. Mr Ellis expressed his opinion that as the estimated cost of the tablet was £50 he thought it would be well if this expenditure could have the sanction of the members of the Congregation. The Rector thought he might have an opportunity of mentioning the matter at the Easter Vestry Meeting, to be held on Wednesday next.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 09/04/1909]
“At the last Easter Vestry Canon Savage said there was a great change in the churchwardens, and it seemed only reasonable, seeing they had been associated not only with the recent important work, but for a long spell of years, with an important period of the history of the Abbey, that some permanent record should be made, in recognition of their services. He was glad to say that the new churchwardens were strongly in favour of the proposal, and a Saxon design by Mr Hodges was submitted. It would be placed on the wall of the Nave.” [Hex. Par. Mag. July 1909]
“The question of erecting in the Abbey at an estimated cost of £50, the Tablet referred to in the minutes of meeting held on April 9th last, was further considered, and a resolution proposed by Mr Walker & seconded by Mr Fairlam, authorizing the Rector & Mr J A Jackson to arrange to get the work carried out, when funds are available, was agreed to.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 24/05/1909]
“It was agreed that the proposed mural tablet setting forth the improvements & additions to Hexham Abbey during the last 20 years, and the erection of Parochial Buildings (the Abbey Institute) be proceeded with. The Rector intimated that a fund was on hand for this purpose. The faculty having previously been obtained.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 03/05/1917]
“It was resolved to instruct Mr John Civil to proceed with the Mural Tablet and erect it in the Nave between the south and West doors.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 18/11/1917]
“The Rector wished it to be recorded that he expressed his regret that any action of his regarding the fixing of the Mural Tablet had appeared to show any want of respect to the wishes of the Wardens. and hoped that any future action in this matter would be amicably agreed upon. Proposed by Mr G Ross seconded by Mr Thew, that, as no faculty had been granted for the fixing of the tablet above referred to, the resolution that Mr Civil be instructed to fix it in the Nave be rescinded. This was agreed to.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 26/07/1918]
“The fixing of the Mural Tablet setting out the various works of restoration carried out at the Abbey was considered, and agreed to be deferred for the present.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/01/1921]
“It was decided that a Faculty be applied for immediately, and that the Tablet be placed on the West wall of the Nave aisle.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 11/02/1921]
“The faculty for the erection of this tablet having been received, it was resolved that Mr Civil be instructed to proceed with the work.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 06/06/1921]
“There being a considerable diversity of opinion as to the method by which the tablet should be fixed, it was resolved to ask Mr W H Wood, Architect of Newcastle on Tyne to advise and report.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/07/1921]
“Canon Savage Mural Tablet: It was agreed that the unveiling and dedication ceremony of this tablet be performed by the Rector at Morning Service on Sunday the 18th inst.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 05/09/1921]
DimensionsH 1.23 m | W 0.655 m | D 6 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.06m from floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceFaculty: To erect a mural tablet in the nave with an inscription recording the restoration of the Abbey with the names of the Rector and Churchwardens. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.356, 21 July 1909. NRO EP.184/80.
Faculty: To place on the West wall of the Nave a tablet in marble commemorating the various works of restoration undertaken during the incumbency of the Reverend E S Savage. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.744, 13 May 1921. NRO EP.184/80.

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TitleTop part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & the Clarke family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionCasket-shaped white marble on grey (?) slate obelisk shape, with painted oval medallion of arms. Capitals throughout.
[from Wright 1823 p.95]:— A pyramid of variegated marble; a small medallion of the same is suspended from the centre by a white marble ribband with a rosette, and is charged with a shield;
gules, a cross saltier azure, edged or;— crest, a Moor’s head proper. Beneath is an elegant shrine of white marble placed on a tabular pedestal (divided into two folios) of the same beautiful material.
Inscription
DEPOSITED
IN THE FAMILY VAULT ARE THE REMAINS OF
THE REVd. THOMAS ANDREWES, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED JULY, 16th. 1757, AGED 80 YEARS.
ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr. DIED DECr. 28th. 1764, AGED 83.
ANN NEWTON, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE Rt. ANDREWES,
DIED JULY, 12th. 1767, AGED 32.
ANN ANDREWES,
WIFE OF ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr.
AND DAUGHTER OF SIR THOMAS RAWLINSON, KNIGHT,
ALDERMAN OF LONDON,
DIED JULY, 31st. 1769, AGED 75 YEARS.
ObjProdOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1769
ObjectHistoryNoteSEE HEXAB1024.2 whose wording suggests that HEXAB1024.1 was previously “ABOVE” HEXAB1024.2, when both were elsewhere, perhaps the W wall of the tower crossing before 1870.
1899 guidebook has photo showing the whole tablet fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave N aisle; tablet moved and divided when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908.
In 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault [i.e. the crypt] scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
[from Wright 1823 p.97]:— The family vault is beneath, entered from the churchyard. Above is a large well-painted escutcheon bearing the whole arms.
Burial Register: Rev. Mr Thomas Andrewes, Lecturer, 18 July 1757; Mr Robt Andrews, gent [N’c Courant: in 82nd yr] 1 Jan 1765; Ann Newton, wife of Mr Th… , 10 Aug 1767; Mrs Ann Andrews, wid., 4 Aug 1769.
DimensionsH 1.435 m | W 0.785 m | D 8.5 cm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.2 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW2; EM 198.

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TitleBottom part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & the Clarke family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionDouble tablet, white marble on grey slate base, black key-pattern frieze. Roman caps and Italics, and odd punctuation in common. Small painted shields at foot of each.
[from Wright 1823 p.96–97]:— Beneath [the left folio] on a medallion, a small shield; argent, in chief a small star for difference, on a bend dexter gules between three pellets sable, three white swans, proper. Over all an escutcheon—gules, a cross saltire, acure, edged, or. crest, a white swan, proper, holding a pellet, sable.
[Beneath the right folio] Shield, quarterly 1st and 4th argent, 3 pellets table, bend dexter, gules, charged with 3 white swans, marchant, proper. 2nd and 3d gules or. cross saltire, azure, edged, or. Over all an escutcheon gules, a bend dexter, argent 3 stars of 5 points sable. Crest, a white swan proper, holding a pellet sable. This is a most elegant monument, by Davies of Newcastle.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HONOUR,
DAUGHTER, OF THE ABOVE,
ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr. AND WIFE, OF
THE REVd. SLOUGHTER CLARKE, A.B.
35 YEARS, LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
WHICH PREFERMENT HE RESIGNED IN 1801.
SHE DIED MARCH, 9th. 1805;
AGED 72 YEARS.
Was Pious, Just, and Generous,
Prudent, Candid, and Benevolent.
THE REVd SLOUGHTER CLARKE, A.B.
DIED 22d. APRIL. 1820;
AGED 79 YEARS.
“The Righteous shall be had
in everlasting Remembrance.”

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA,
DAUGHTER OF CHARLES SHAFTOE, ESQr.
AND THE BELOVED WIFE, OF
THE REVd. ROBERT CLARKE, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
SHE DIED DECEMBER, 8th. 1814;
AGED 28 YEARS.
Was Devout and Amiable
to her Creator and her Fellow creatures
THE REVd. ROBERT CLARKE, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM FOR 23 YEARS
DURING WHICH PERIOD HE PERFORMED
THE DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE
WITH CONSCIENTIOUS ATTENTION.
KIND AND AFFABLE TO ALL
HIS HAND WAS EVER OPEN TO RELIEVE
THE WANTS AND NECESSITIES
OF THE POOR.
HE LIVED BELOVED
AND DIED ON THE 20th. OF APRIL 1824
IN THE 53d. YEAR OF HIS AGE
UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED.
———
ObjProdOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1824
ObjectHistoryNoteSEE HEXAB1024.1 which, from the inscription wording, was previously “ABOVE” HEXAB1024.2, when both were elsewhere, perhaps on the west wall of the tower crossing before 1870.
An 1899 guidebook has a photo showing the whole tablet fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave north aisle; tablet moved and divided when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908.
In 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault [i.e. the crypt] scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
There are four Clarke tombstones (HEXAB1058, HEXAB1059, HEXAB1060, HEXAB1061) in the crypt.
[from Wright 1823 p.97]:— The family vault is beneath, entered from the churchyard. Above is a large well-painted escutcheon bearing the whole arms.
Burial Register: Mrs Honor Clarke, wife of Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 12 Mar 1805; Martha Clarke, wife of Rev. Rob., Walwick Hall, 28, 15 Dec 1814; Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 79, 29 Apr 1820; Rob. Clarke, 53, 5 May 1824.
DimensionsH 0.93 m | W 1.03 m | D 14 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | 1.04m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW1; EM 198; NCH3 p197

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TitleSepulchral casket to memory of Elizabeth Reed
ObjectNamecasket | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble sepulchral casket in relief, swags decorating, and dove, all on black slate background.
Arms: Reed or, a chevron azure between three garbs gules, crest a griffon segreant [rampant] impaling Bell azure, a chevron argent between three bells argent, crest a hawk close proper beaked and belled or.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES REED
OF SUNDERLAND MERCHANT
AND DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE JOHN BELL, ESQ. OF HEXHAM ABBEY,
BORN THE 31st. OF JULY 1783
DIED THE 13th. OF OCTOBER 1838.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES REED,
WHO DIED IN SUNDERLAND ON THE 21st. OF APRIL 1856.
AGED 76 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1856
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Eliz. Reed, N. Bdge St. Monkwearmouth, 55, 20 Oct 1838.
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot c.3.7 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW3

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Mary Shafto
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble casket slab, on black base.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARY SHAFTO, RELICT OF
SIR CUTHBERT SHAFTO, OF BAVINGTON HALL,
WHO DIED JUNE 15th. 1840,
AGED 86 YEARS.

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED, AS A TRIBUTE
OF AFFECTION, BY HER CHILDREN.
ObjProdPersonT. Bulman, Hexham
ObjProdDate1840
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Lady Mary Shaftoe, 86, 18 Jun 1840.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW1; EM 217

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TitleWall plaque in memory of members of the Midford family 1794–1860
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionRectangular slab
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. NOVr. 1794, AGED 69.
JANE & ELIZTH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
ANN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. MAY 1800, AGED 79.
ELIZTH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED 29th. JANy. 1804, AGED 74.
DEBH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. FEBy. 1835, AGED 74.
ANN ROCHESTER, WHO DIED 11th. MARCH 1839, AGED 46.
JOHN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 7, FEBy. 1841, AGED 77.
THOMAS MIDFORD, WHO DIED 23RD JAN. 1845 AGED 82
MARY MIDFORD, WHO DIED 6th. MARCH 1860, AGED 91
ObjProdDatepost 1860
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Jn Mitford, 15 Nov 1794; Ann Mitford, wid., Tyne Mills, 14 May 1800; Mrs Eliz. Mi[d|t]ford, Tyne Mill, 2 Feb 1804; Deborah Midford, 74, 14 Feb 1835; Ann Rochester, 45, 14 Mar 1839; Jn Midford, 79, 11 Feb 1841.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW2

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TitleCasket slab in memory of Edward Fenwick
ObjectNameslab | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionWhite marble casket slab with floral decoration, on slate; surmounted by Fenwick crest, a phœnix in flames on helm, with wreath and motto:
PERIT VT VIVAT (He Loses His Life That He Might Gain It) – A FENWYKE A FENWYKE A FENWYKE
Inscription
Α Ω
EDVARDVS · FENWICK · PRIMO · HVIVS · OPPIDI · DEINDE · NOVI ·
CASTRI · SVPER · TINAM · INCOLA · EPHIPPIORVM · ARTIFEX · DECESSIT ·
DIE · VI · KAL · SEXTILIS · ANNO · SACRO · M · DCCC · XXXIX · ÆTATIS ·
LXXXII
A · FENWICK · PERILLVSTRI · DE · FENWICK · TVRRI · ET · WALLING-
TON · IN · HOC · COMITATV · ORTVS · CENVS · AB · MAIORIBVS · DVXIT ·
AD · QVOS · PERTINVERVNT · NOMINA · ILLA · CLARISSIMA · PLANTAGE-
NET · ET · PERCY · ET · NEVILLE · PRINCIPIBVS · MAGNIS · AC · REGIBVS ·
SANGVINE · CONIVNCTIS · INEVNTIS · TAMEN · ÆTATIS · PATRONO ·
DEBVIT · PERMVLTA · CVALTERO · BLACKETT · BARONETTO · HVIVS ·
PRÆDII · REGALIS · DOMINO · SVMMA · VIRO · BENEVOLENTIA · CVIVS ·
POST · MORTEM · VITAM · IGNOTAM · EGIT · ET · OBSCVRAM ·
IOANNES · FENWICK · PROCVRATOR · RERVM · FORENSIVM · NOVO-
CASTRENSIS · SOLVS · DE · LIBERIS · EIVS · SVPERSTES · PATRES · ESSE ·
GLORIAM · FILIORVM · EXISTIMANS · IN · MEMORIAM · PARENTIS · OPTIME ·
DE · SE · MERITI · HANC · FACIVNDAM · CVRAVIT · TABELLAM ·
FVIMVS · ERIMVS ·
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationchrismon (Chi-Rho ☧), Alpha, and Omega above the inscription:

EDWARD FENWICK, inhabitant first of this town and then of Newcastle on Tyne, saddler, died on 27th July in the year of our Lord 1839, aged 82.
A Fenwick of the fine Fenwick Tower [near Matfen] and of Wallington was born and descended from ancestors who claimed the famous names of Plantagenet, Percy, and Neville, great noblemen, and blood-relationship to kings. Yet, from his youth onward [?], he owed much to a patron, Walter Blackett, Baronet, lord of this royal estate, a man of great generosity after whose death his career was undistinguished and obscure.
John Fenwick, procurator in Newcastle law-courts, his sole surviving offspring, believing that fathers are their sons’ source of renown, in memory of the parent so well-deserving, has caused this tablet to be set up.
WE HAVE BEEN – WE SHALL BE
ObjProdPersonCraggs (Sculptor), Newcastle
ObjProdDate1839
NotesSee URL link to WorldCat ‘Inscription on a tablet in the Abbey church of Hexham.’ by John Fenwick; Newcastle-upon-Tyne: G.B. Richardson, 1852.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW4; NCH3 p198.
URLSee also: www.worldcat.org

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TitleWall plaque in memory of William Stokoe
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMarble tablet on slate
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM STOKOE, OF
HEXHAM, SURGEON,
WHO DIED SEP. 15, 1855, AGED 69 YEARS.
ALSO OF
DOROTHY STOKOE HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED MAY 20, 1855,
AGED 76 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1855
CurrentLocNotefixed | c. 6 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW5

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd William Fleming
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionA plain white marble slab on a variegated marble case
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THE REVd. WILLIAM FLEMING, A.M.
MINISTER OF THIS PARISH,
WHO LIES INTERRED NEAR THIS PLACE.
HE DIED JANUARY 15th. 1809;
AGED 37 YEARS.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH JOBLING
WHO DIED SEPtr. 4th. 1821, AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO BARa. JOBLING DIED MAR. 7th. 1825 AGED 33.
ObjProdDate1825
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Fleming was Curate of Hexham Abbey from 1799 until his death in 1809; Robert Clarke was appointed Lecturer in 1801.
Burial Register: Rev. Wm. Fleming, Minister of thsi parish, 18 Jan 1809; Eliz. Jobling, 31, 7 Sep 1821; Barba. Jobling, 33, 11 Mar 1825.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW6; See A. B. Wright p97

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Thomas Stokoe
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionWhite marble on slate.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS STOKOE,
OF HEXHAM, SURGEON,
WHO DIED, JULY 14th. 1811, AGED 53;
ALSO OF
CLARA STOKOE, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED, MAY 24th. 1835, AGED 73;
ALSO OF
ELIZA, THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED, JULY 23rd. 1804, AGED 16;
ALSO OF
THOMAS, THEIR SON,
WHO DIED AT SIERRA LEONE,
IN NOVEMBER, 1817, AGED 26;
ALSO OF
PAUL HENRY, THEIR SON,
WHO DIED AT CALCUTTA,
AUGUST 6th. 1816, AGED 23;
ALSO OF THEIR
SON, AND DAUGHTERS:—
JAMES, HANNAH, SARAH,
AND MARGARET,
WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
ALSO OF CLARA, THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED MARCH 12, 1848, AGED 58
ObjProdDatec1816
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Thos. Stokoe, surgeon, 19 Jul 1811; Clara Stokoe, 73, 30 May 1835; Eliza Stokoe, daughter of Mr Tho., surgeon 27 Jul 1804; Jas. Stokoe, son of Mr Thos., surgeon, 15 Jan 1800; Han. Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., 9 Jun 1804; Sarah Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., surgeon, 21 Sep 1801; Mgt. Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., surgeon, 21 Jan 1804; Clara Stokoe, 58, 16 Mar 1848.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW9; EM 258

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1401.2 | HEXAB1406
TitleWall plaque in memory of Dorothy Kirsopp & family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionWhite marble on black; ornate top with coat of arms.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
DOROTHY THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM KIRSOPP OF HEXHAM SOLICITOR,
WHO DIED 15th. JANUARY 1845,
AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 11th. OCTOBER 1879,
AGED 62 YEARS.
AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
ANN KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 30th. MAY 1870,
AGED 26 YEARS.
AND
WILLIAM SCURFIELD KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 17th. MARCH 1876,
AGED 34 YEARS.
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Doro. Kirsopp, 31, 20 Jan 1845.
“In memory Ann KIRSOPP who d. 30 May 1870 aged 26. In loving remembrance of William Scurfield KIRSOPP of Hexham who d. 17 Mar. 1876 aged 34 yrs. Also of Anne, eldest and dearly beloved child of the above and Ellen his wife, who d. 31 Mar. 1876 aged 3 yrs. and 3 mos. ‘Thy will be done’. … In loving remembrance of William KIRSOPP of the Leazes, Hexham who d. 11 Oct. 1879 aged 62 yrs. Also of Margaret, daughter of the above, and of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Apr. 1879 aged 24 yrs. Also of George their son who d. 2 June 1884 aged 31 yrs. Also of Margaret wife of the above William KIRSOPP who d. 8 Feb. 1897 aged 69 yrs. Also of Rebecca, daughter of the above William and Margaret KIRSOPP, who d. 29 Dec. 1903 aged 52 yrs. Also of Thomas their son who d. 23 Oct. 1906 aged 49 yrs. Also Kate their daughter who d. 14 Mar. 1960 aged 90 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery [28/3]
From burial register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591;
1949; Kirsopp, William Scurfield; Solicitor; 34; Priestpopple; 19 Mar 1876; H.C.Barker; B592;
1955; Kirsopp, Ann; Daughter of [blank]; 3; Priestpopple; 3 Apr 1876; Thos.Rudd; B591;
2342; Kirsopp, William; Solicitor; 62; High Leazes; 14 Oct 1879; H.C.Barker; B594;
2290; Kirsopp, Margaret; Spinster; 24; High Leazes; 21 Apr 1879; H.C.Barker; B593;
2874; Kirsopp, George; Gentleman; 31; Dene Villa; 1 Jul 1884; H.C.Barker; B593;
4197; Kirsopp, Margaret; Widow; 69; Battle Hill House; 11 Feb 1897; H.C.Barker; B594.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW11

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Thomas Kirsopp & family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge white marble slab on black, with ornate top inc coat of arms.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS KIRSOPP, OF GILLIGATE,
WHO DIED 16th. DECEMBER 1798, AGED 49 YEARS
ANN KIRSOPP, HIS WIFE,
DIED 10th. NOVEMBER 1820. AGED 69 YEARS.
——————————
WILKINSON KIRSOPP, THEIR ELDEST SON
DIED 12th. JAN. 1810, AGED 34 YEARS.
AND WAS BURIED AT JEDBURGH.
His only Child, Jane Brunton Ann,
Wife of Joseph John Wright, of Sunderland,
Died 2d. March 1836, Aged 30 Years, and was buried at Jarrow
——————————
WILLIAM KIRSOPP, THEIR 2ND. SON
DIED 20th. DECEMBER 1816, AGED 38 YEARS.
ISSUE OF THE SAID WILLIAM KIRSOPP:—
John Wilkinson Kirsopp,Rebecca Kirsopp,
Died 27th. September 1815,Died 19th January 1840,
Aged 2 Months.Aged 29 Years.
Thomas Kirsopp,Elizabeth Margaret Kirsopp,
Died 11th. July 1818,Died 3rd. September 1840,
Aged 5 Years.Aged 29 Years.
Ann Kirsopp,ANN HIS WIFE
Died 1st. February 1835,Died 7th. August 1858,
Aged 26 Years.Aged 76 Years.
———————
THOMAS KIRSOPP, THEIR 3rd. SON DIED 14th. MARCH 1806
AGED 26 YEARS.
JOHN KIRSOPP, THEIR 4th. SON DIED 16th. MARCH 1824
AGED 38 YEARS.
ANN KIRSOPP, THEIR 1st. DAUGHTER DIED 3rd. APRIL 1774
AGED 1 YEAR
REBECCA KIRSOPP, THEIR 2ND. DAUGHTER,
DIED 30th. JANUARY 1795, AGED 21 YEARS.
ANN KIRSOPP, THEIR 3rd. DAUGHTER DIED 23rd APRIL 1800
AGED 16 YEARS.
ABIGAIL KIRSOPP, THEIR 4th. DAUGHTER,
DIED 4th. JULY 1839, AGED 57 YEARS.
InscriptionScriptmixed caps, lower case, Roman, Italic
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Thos Kirsop Esq., 19 Dec 1798; Ann Kirsop, 69, 15 Nov 1820; Wm Kirsop, High Shield, 38, 24 Dec 1816; Jn Wilkinson Kirsop, High Shield, 2m, 30 Sep 1815; Thos Kirsop, 7, 14 Jul 1818; Ann Kirsopp, 26, 5 Feb 1835; Rebecca Kirsop, 29, 23 Jan 1840; Eliz Mgt Kirsopp, 29, 7 Sep 1840; Thos. Kirsop, son of Thos esq., 18 Mar 1806; Jn Kirsopp, 37, 20 Mar 1824; Ann Kirsopp, daughter of Mr Thos, gent, 4 Apr 1774; Miss Kirsop, Gilligate, 4 Feb 1795; Ann Kirsop, d.o. Mrs, 26 Apr 1800; Abigail Kirsopp, 57, 10 Jul 1839.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c. 5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW13; EM 210; NCH3 198

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB5510 | HEXAB9023
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.06 + 2 photos
TitleHeroes of the Battlefield 1914–1918
ObjectNamedocument | memorial
Materialpaper
BriefDescriptionFramed Roll of Honour in wood and glazed handwritten war memorial document with 247 names in four columns.
Inscription
Heroes of the Battlefield
1914–1918
Hexham Soldier and Sailor Heroes the wide world over
A Noble Company Doth Worship Thee

Holy Father, in Thy Keeping,For their lives of brave endeavour,
Now beyond the veil,Willingly laid down,
Live our dear ones, where no evilGrant them in the life supernal
Can prevail.Deathless crown.

Give them, Lord, Thy rest eternal,
Everlasting Light,
Let Thy peace and joy surround them,
Lord of might.

Let us remember with thanksgiving & with all honour before God & man these noble living & glorious dead, who went bravely
forth to conquer & to die for God, King, Empire, Home, & the saving of humanity.
ObjProdPersonWritten and given by Miss M Charlton
ObjProdDate02/02/1936
ObjectHistoryNoteCanon Savage wanted to create a memorial to his son in the Abbey and outlined his vision for a side chapel, set aside for prayer and meditation. But his plans proved controversial and were rejected which caused hurt on both sides.
It took 19 years for agreement to be reached about a suitable memorial. Money for furnishing the chapel was donated by various people and the names of 247 men who died were listed in the Roll of Honour.
Roll of Honour, altar, candlesticks and cross, standard candlesticks, were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex. Par. Mag. Mar./Apr. 1936]
The Roll was extensively renovated and remounted Oct–Dec. 1994 by Miss Joan Bershas of Spital Tongues, and the frame restored by Hedleys of Hexham.
DimensionsH 0.875 m | W 0.7 m | D 4 cm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW7

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Gulielmus Johnſton and Elizabeth Douglas
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionStone (marble ?) slab, with bold lettering on dark, rectangular, slightly convex surface, surrounded by lighter elaborate mantling, shield above, three-dimensional skull below. Two apparently unrelated inscriptions in different styles.
“The arms are richly mantled, but the execution of the whole is indifferent. Shield, azure, a bend dexter argent between 3 stags’ heads of the first, and 3 crosslets argent. Crest a stag’s head and antlers, proper.” [Wright, 1823]
Inscription
H . S . E .
Gulielmus Johnſton,
Mercator Laboribus
finitis, Naturæ ceſsit
26º: die Maij A.D. 1725.
Ætat’. Suæ 69.
And of ELIZABETH Daughter,
of the late JAMES DOUGLAS,
189, OXFORD ST, LONDON,
who died at HEXHAM, 8th, Nov. 1861,
Aged 28 Years.
And is Interred at the Cemetery.
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
InscriptionTranslationHere is buried William Johnston, Merchant, his labours finished, he yielded to the law of Nature 26th day of May A.D. 1725 In the year of his age 69.
InscriptionInterpretationH. S. E. = Hic Sepultus Est
ObjProdDate1725–1861
ObjectHistoryNote1823 (Wright’s History): “On the east side of the north transept, a stone slab, beneath a canopy, enveloped in mantling — H. S. E. GULIELMUS JOHNSTON …” Perhaps it was moved when the second, lower inscription was added c1861?
1899 guidebook has photo showing the plaque fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave north aisle; plaque moved when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908; part of it shown in postcard lying near NW corner of N Transept before its re-fixing.
Burial register: Wm Johnson, chapman, 29 May 1725; Elizabeth Douglas, 13 Nov 1861. Elizabeth Douglas was probably the great-great-great-granddaughter of William Johnson.
“In memory of Elizabeth the beloved daughter of James DOUGLAS of 189 Oxford St. London who d. at Hexham 8 Nov. 1861 aged 28 yrs. Also of Jane, wife of the above James DOUGLAS, who d. 7 June 1863 at Kilshane, Tipperary, Ireland, aged 63 yrs. ‘Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest’.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/60]
From burial register: 291; Douglas, Elizabeth; Governess; 28; Hexham; 18 Nov 1861; J.Hudson; C573.
DimensionsH 2.25 m | W 1.15 m | D 0.16 m
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW1; EM 214; NCH 198
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB3058
TitleWall plaque in memory of Ralph Sparke & family Jane, Isaac, & Elizabeth
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble with urn, on black.
Inscription
In Memory of
RALPH SPARKE ESQr.
of Summerrods,
who died the 9th. of May 1805;
Aged 65 Years.
Also of JANE, his Wife,
who died the 6th. of July 1806;
Aged 56 Years.
And also of ISAAC SPARKE ESQr.
of Summerrods their Son,
who died the 15th. of September 1816;
Aged 23 Years.
And also of
ELIZABETH MARY SPARKE
his Wife,
who died the 27th. of March 1819;
Aged 22 Years.
ObjProdOrganisationJopling, Gateshead [inscribed at bottom right]
ObjProdDate1805–1819
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Ralph Sparke, Esq., Summerrods, 13 May 1805; Jane Sparke, widow of Ralph Esq., 26 Jul 1806; Isaac Sparke, Summerrods, 23, 23 Sep 1816; Eliz. Mary Sparke, Leazes, 1 Apr 1819.
DimensionsH 1.75 m | W 0.75 m | D 0.10 m
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW3; EM 215; NCH3 199.

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB4125 | HEXAB3062
TitleStall plate in memory of Percy Lyham Loraine
ObjectNamestall-plate | memorial
Materialbrass
Inscription
PERCY LYHAM LORAINE
P. C. G. C. M. G.
12TH. BARONET OF KIRKHARLE
whose banner is laid up in this church
Born 1880 — Died 1961
He feared only his God
He was faithful to his King
ObjProdDate1961
DimensionsH 0.115 m | W 0.24 m | D 0.005 m
CurrentLocNotefixed | 1.1 m from floor; back of stall N9 HEXAB176.9
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-plate 1.
To Lady Louise Loraine for: 1. Sir Percy Loraine’s brass plate on back of choir stalls. 2. Hatchment on wall. 3. St Michael and St George banner on north side of choir “previously hung in the London chapel of the Order”. Faculty 14 Aug. 1963.

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TitleWall plaque in memory of George Hogarth Bell
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | alabaster | mosaic
Colourbrown + various coloured inserts
BriefDescriptionOrnate coloured alabaster tablet with inset mosaics and incised lettering. The lettering is incised on white alabaster with emblems of mosaic inlay, and surrounded with simple alabaster mouldings, the whole work mounted with an outer frame of Derby Forest Marble.
Inscription
ΧΡC
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE
HOGARTH BELL BORN 1 MAY 1857
DIED 5 JAN. 1905 THIS AND THE
CENTRAL EAST WINDOW ARE
ERECTED BY KATHARINE BELL HIS
WIDOW & HENRY BELL (BROTHER)
“GOD THOU ART LOVE I BUILD MY
FAITH ON THAT
IT WERE TOO STRANGE THAT I
SHOULD DOUBT THY LOVE”
“A MAN GREATLY BELOVED”
InscriptionInterpretationThe Christian Symbols are the earliest known, and are such as you find in early Christian Art at Ravenna and the Roman Catacombs.
The upper Symbol has the Greek letters for Ch, R, and S. The Greek Chi forms a cross (Χ), and was the initial of Christ’s name. To the first members of the Church it represented their Master, who was all in all to them – the person of Christ, His death for man, and the life and death of man in Christ.
The letter Ρ (the Greek Rho) stands as the second letter of Christ and was symbolic of “Help.”
The letter S (the Greek Sigma Σ in its lunar form C) stands for Saviour.
The four lower Symbols represents Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Death, and the Resurrection respectively. The Greek letters for Ichthus (the word meaning fish) are the initial letters of Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Saviour. J. – Jesus; Ch. – Christ; Θ (Theta) – God; U. – Son; S. – Saviour. The ‘Fish’ was the most loved Symbol and represents Christ as the Fisher of men. It symbolizes Baptism, and the three fishes, the Eternity and Trinity of Godhead.
The Dove and the Ring typify Confirmation in the gift of the Holy Spirit or Heavenly Dove, and union with Christ.
The Holy Cup symbolizes the self-sacrifice and death of Christ and His last command, “Do this in remembrance of Me”. ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.
The Peacock was chosen as a type of Immortality, from the old notion that its flesh was incorruptible, and that angels are often represented with wings of peacock’s feathers, “who rest not day and night saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come”. The lines express Browning’s idea of the deep fount of God’s great love.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs. James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars Glassworks, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Faculty has been decreed for these Memorials. [Hexham Parish Mag. Aug. 1905, p.59]
The Mural Tablet, erected in memory of George Hogarth Bell of Summerrods (for many years one of the Rector’s Churchwardens), was unveiled by the Rector on Wednesday, September 20th, at the close of Divine Service. The Rector gave an address explanatory of the symbols incised on this beautiful tablet. The execution in opus sectile was carried out by Messrs. James Powell & Sons, London. [Hex. Parish Mag. Oct. 1905, p.74]
“In memory of Henry BELL who d. 20 Mar. 1875 aged 61 yrs. Margaret his wife who d. 3 Dec. 1892 aged 65 yrs. Hannah Clara, daughter of the above, d. 29 Apr. 1860 aged 4 mos. George Hogarth BELL their son d. 5 Jan. 1905 aged 47 yrs. Henry BELL their son d. 12 Oct. 1920 aged 64 yrs. Henry Hogarth BELL, Captain 4th N.F. son of George HOGARTH and Katharine BELL, killed in action in High Wood, France, 15 Sept. 1916 aged 20 yrs. Mary Margaret, daughter of Henry and Maragret BELL, who d. 7 Mar. 1931 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 23/10: see URL]
From burial register: 1808; Bell, Henry; Skinner; 60; Orchard Place; 24 Mar 1875; H.C.Barker; A545;
3806; Bell, Margaret; Widow; 65; Orchard Place; 6 Dec 1892; B.Binks; A545
DimensionsH 1.26 m | W 1.70 m | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 94 cm from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW5
1905. 31st day of July. 1. To erect a Mural Tablet in memory of Hogarth Bell in the South Choir Aisle, by James Powell of Whitefriars Glassworks, London E.C. 2. … Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.257. NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ pp.31–32.
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd Peter Rumney
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionOval white marble tablet on rectangular black marble base
Inscription
M. S.
REVdi. PETRI RUMNEY de Hexham.
Qui ob. 16. Feb. 1771. Æt. 56. et
Elizæ. Uxoris ejus. quæ ob. 7. Nov. 1795. Æt. 79.
Grata et pia Proles
Hoc Monimentum
poſuit.
1796.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslation[M. S. = Manibus Sacrum =] Sacred to the shades [of the dead]
The Revd Peter Rumney of Hexham.
who died on 16th February 1771, aged 56, and
Elizabeth his wife, who died 7th November 1795, aged 79.
Their grateful and devoted offspring
erected this monument 1796.
ObjProdDate1796
ObjectHistoryNote1763. Founder of Warden Paper Mill, in partnership with William Charnley, a Newcastle bookseller. The family owned and ran the mill until 1853.
1765. Curates of Hexham. Peter Rumney, M.A. [History of Northumberland, III, Pt.1, Hinds, 1896, p.171]
List of Masters of the Free Grammar School. 1765, 17th June. Peter Rumney, late of Kirby Hill, Yorkshire, appointed [until his death in 1771]. [Hist. of Northumberland, Hinds, 1896, p.224]
1771. Succession of Masters : Peter Rumney. Perpetual curate of Hexham. He died in 1771. A monument erected to his memory by the pious gratitude of his children, is extant in the church. [History of Hexham, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.227]
8. PETER RUMNEY, M.A., appointed 1765; died 1771; was of Kirby Hill, Yorkshire; born in 1715; graduated M.A. at Cambridge (?) (certainly not at Oxford); was Headmaster of Hexham Grammar School, 1765–1771; Perpetual Curate of Hexham, 1765–1771; died at Hexham, 16th February, 1771, aged 56 years, and was buried in the Choir of Hexham Church; his wife Elizabeth, died 7th November, 1795, aged 56 years; a Monument was erected to their memory by the pious gratitude of their children in 1796, and is now laid to the south wall of the Choir. A sermon preached after the Hexham Riot in 1761, and published anonymously, is supposed to be by Revd P. Rumney. [J.W.Fawcett, Parish Magazine Oct 1903, p.77]
Burial Register: Revd Mr Rumney, Minister, 19 Feb 1771; Mrs Eliz, Rumney, widow, 11 Nov 1795.
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281]
DimensionsH 0.95 m | W 1.04 m | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | foot 2.62 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW3; NCH3 198; EM 213

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OtherNumberNEWMP H51.07
TitleWall plaque in memory of John Oswald Head, Hackwood, & Son
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialalabaster
Colourbrown
LabelTextThe Reginald Head Memorial
‘He died a most gallant death…’
This memorial to Captain Reginald (Reggie) Head was commissioned by his mother Dorothy.
Reggie was a ‘professional’ soldier. He had trained at Sandhurst and received his first
commission in 1906 at the age of 21. He served with the Border Regiment in India and
Burma, but was killed in 1915 at Gallipoli, fighting the Turks who were allies of Germany.
BriefDescriptionAlabaster tablet, made by Jones & Willis, Birmingham.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN OSWALD HEAD: HACKWOOD,
WHO DIED
JULY 28th. 1914. AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO OF HIS SON
REGINALD HEAD, CAPTAIN.
1st. BORDER REGIMENT.
WHO WAS KILLED AT GALLIPOLI ON APRIL 28th. 1915.
AGED 30 YEARS.
———
ERECTED BY DOROTHY HEAD.
ObjProdDate1915–1918
ObjectHistoryNoteJ. O. Head was the last link with the 1859 Committee, of which he was a member. He has served as Churchwarden, and he was a member of the far more important Committee which served for ten years and wrought a work of great magnitude [restoration; then building the nave]. [Hexham Parish Mag. Sept. 1914]
Captain Reginald Head, of the 1st Border Regiment, was killed at the Dardenelles. The family is well known to us all, and has been closely identified with the Abbey. He leaves a widow and a newly-born babe whom he never saw. May God bless them and comfort them and his widowed mother, who lost but a few months ago her husband, and now mourns the death of her gallant son. The only sister mourns too, for Reggie was so much, so very much to each and to all. [Hex. Par. Mag. June 1915, p.6]
DimensionsH 0.53 m | W 0.76 m | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | foot 1. 28 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CSW2
1918. 12th day of March. To erect a tablet in dark and light alabaster on the Choir wall in ever loving memory of John Oswald Head. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.566. NRO EP.184/80.
A I Grint “The Faith and Fire Within”, 2006, p.62–3.

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TitleEffigy of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
LabelTextSir Gilbert de Umfreville
1245 – 1307
A member of the Anglo-Norman family
which built nearby Prudhoe Castle
BriefDescriptionKnightly effigy (on stone plinth) identified heraldically as an Umfraville of Prudhoe, probably Gilbert de Umfraville II, Earl of Angus, died 1307. The arms are, gules, a cinquefoil between 8 croslets 3, 2, 3.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.8–9:
III. On its slab, lying on the floor in the south aisle of the choir.
Person: Sir Gilbert Umfrevifle, d.1307.
Material: Fine hard grained carboniferous sandstone. Much worn and mutilated. The remains of the irons which carried the herse are at the four corners of the slab. On its chamfered edge, on the left hand side, carved in relief are four running animals: three can be deciphered, namely a hare, a rabbit and a dog; at the head of the slab is a salmon. On the right hand side are a number of roundels; the foot is broken away.
Armour, etc: Head, upon two cushions, the lower square, the upper lozenge-shaped, in mail coif with fillet. Mail hauberk with sleeves and mittens fastened by points at wrists. Mail indicated by interlaced rings. Long sleeveless surcoat pleated from shoulders to below the waist and falling nearly to the ankles, narrow girdle around waist buckled in front and tag hanging down below belt. Legs and feet in mail with leather knee-cops, the feet broken off, foot rest destroyed. The hands are joined in prayer.
Sword: Straight quillons and round pommel, attached to a rather narrow belt around the hips buckled at the left side by the interlaced thong method.
Shield: Partly broken, long, pointed and lightly concave.
Armorials: Carved in relief upon the shield [gules] crusilly and a cinquefoil [gold].
ObjProdDate14th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteIt would have been placed in the Umfraville chapel, now disappeared.
1888: drawn on S side of S chancel aisle but then actually in N transept aisle: “A similarly attired effigy has been moved out of the south aisle of the choir, its original position, to the north transept. It bears the Umfreville arms, and has been assigned, with every probability, to Gilbert de Umfreville, who died in 1307. There are clear indications that this figure has been covered by an iron hearse, as some of the pins for fastening it remain.” [Hodges 1888 p.52]
1919: “The other is no doubt that of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville, Lord of Prudhoe, who died in 1307. The costume is the same as the earlier effigy [HEXAB1043], but of superior workmanship. The sword has a large pommel, and hangs from a plain belt. The shield bears the arms cut in relief, ‘gules, a cinquefoil within eight crosses patonce or’. The slab on which the efigy lies has a broad chamfer, which at the head, feet, and sinister side is charged with a numnber of small animals, but the dexter side has ball flowers, a very rare ornament in Northumberland and Durham. The iron pins which remain in the slab show that the tomb was covered with a hearse.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 pp.71–72]
The PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
[From Oxford DNB article: “Umfraville, Gilbert de, seventh earl of Angus (1244?–1307), baron” by Fiona Watson]: “His wife was Elizabeth, third daughter of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, and Elizabeth de Quincy. Gilbert and Elizabeth were buried in a magnificent tomb in Hexham Priory, where their effigies can still be seen.” Could Elizabeth’s effigy be HEXAB1044.1?
1935: south side of 5th bay from west of south chancel aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
Dimensionseffigy L 2.15 m | W 0.75 m | H 0.38 m | Plinth L 2.30 m | W 0.92 m | H 0.82 m
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CSAF2 but effigy/tomb is now on modern stone plinth just of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville (excluding wife).; NCH3 193

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TitleEffigy of Thomas of Tyndale
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
LabelTextThomas of Tyndale
An early 14th century knight
dressed in mail with his feet resting on a lion.
BriefDescriptionEffigy on stone plinth. The head, which rests on a rectangular cushion without supporters, is attired in a round-topped mail hood, bound with a fillet, and overlying the surcoat. The body is vested in a suite of mail, covered with a sleeveless surcoat, fastened round the waist by a strap, which contracts the plaits below so as to appear like a row of fusils; the hands are elevated in prayer. A large shield, on which the fess is sunk so that the face of the three garbs with which it is charged is on a plane with the field, is suspended by a guige over his right shoulder. The sword belt is embossed with large round plates. One of the crossed legs is broken off, but the other, armed with a spur, rests against a couchant lion.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.9–10:
IV. On its slab upon the floor, against the wall of the north aisle of the choir of the priory church of St Andrew.
Person: Thomas of Tyndale, d. before 1317.
Material: Fine grained carboniferous sandstone, legs and feet damaged and broken but otherwise in good condition.
Armour, etc.: Head, upon a single cushion, in mail coif with fillet. Mail hauberk with sleeves and mittens with fingers, hands joined in prayer. Mail expressed by interlacing rings. Sleeveless surcoat pleated in lozenges at the waist and falling, in bold folds over the raised right thigh, to about mid-calf, girt by a rather broad belt studded with oblong pieces of metal and buckled in front, the tag hanging low down. The legs and feet are in mail with leather knee-cops, the right leg crosses over the left, the feet armed with prick spurs rest upon a lion. On the left lower side kneels a mutilated little figure, in cloak with hood, probably representing a canon of the church.
Sword: Straight quillons, pommel broken off, attached to a broad sword belt studded with oblong and round discs of metal and buckled low down on the left side.
Shield: Long pointed and slightly concave held by its strap, over the right shoulder, studded like the sword belt.
Armorials: Carved in low relief upon the shield, [silver] on a fess [sable] three sheaves [gold].
ObjProdDatec14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: drawn at N end of N transept aisle. “In the north transept lies a much battered effigy, representing a knight clad in chain mail, over which is a sleeveless surcoat. His sword hangs by a strap to his belt, but this is almost entirely broken away. He carries on his left arm a shield, which is suspended by a guige over his right shoulder. This shield bears the coat armour of the wearer: on a fess, three garbs. These arms have given rise to much controversy. There can be no doubt that they are the arms of the Tindals, who were lords of Devilstone. The feet rest against a lion, and against the right foot, which is thrown over the left, is the figure of an angel in supplication; but the head and shoulders have been broken off, and the figure now presents a singular appearance.” [Hodges 1888 pp.51–52]
1919: “The earlier of the two knightly effigies … probably represents Thomas de Devilstone, who gave the manor of North Milburn to Hexham Priory, and died in 1297. He is seen clad in chain mail, over which is a sleeveless surcoat. The long sword hangs by a strap to a waist-belt. On the left arm is a shield suspended over the right shoulder by a guige. The shield bears the arms, ‘on a fess, three garbs’. The feet are resting on a lion, and against the right foot, which lies over the left, is the figure of an angel in supplication, the head and shoulders of which are gone.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
1935: North side of 2nd bay from west of north choir aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan].
Pre-June 2008 it had been on a plinth [HEXAB6188].
The PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
DimensionsEffigy L 2.16 m | W 0.59 m | H 0.38 m | Plinth L 2.38 m | W 0.80 m | H 0.83 m
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CNAF6

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TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with fluted robe, on modern stone plinth.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.20:
XVIII. Upon its slab on the floor of the south aisle of the choir of the priory church.
Person: Unknown, early fourteenth century.
Material: Fine grained sandstone greatly weathered and broken.
Effigy: Head, upon a single flat pillow, covered by kerchief the folds of which fall on to the pillow, a curl of hair showing at each side; rounded wimple. Kirtle with tight sleeves and V-shaped at neck; mantle from shoulders and caught up at each side beneath the arms. Hands joined in prayer. Feet rest upon an animal much mutilated.
ObjProdDateearly 14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: drawn on N side of N chancel aisle but actually in N transept aisle. ‘Of the five stone effigies still remaining, that of a lady is probably the earliest. A note on Carter’s sketch of this monument tells us that it was in his time lying in the north transept, and that it was “dug up just without here about 40 years ago.” As the head-dress is a wimple, the date is probably about 1280.’ [Hodges 1888 p.51]
1919: “The next in date [after HEXAB1044.2] commemorates a lady. It was found buried in the churchyard about 1750, and was brought into the church and laid in the north transept. It is now on the south side of the choir. The costume is a long loose robe with tight sleeves, and the head-dress is a wimple of the latter part of Edward I time. The head rests on a large square pillow, but the animal against which the feet rested is entirely gone. The material is a hard white close-graine stone not local.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
[From Oxford DNB article: “Umfraville, Gilbert de, seventh earl of Angus (1244?–1307), baron” by Fiona Watson]: “His wife was Elizabeth, third daughter of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, and Elizabeth de Quincy. Gilbert and Elizabeth were buried in a magnificent tomb in Hexham Priory, where their effigies can still be seen.” Gilbert’s effigy is HEXAB1042.
1935: south side of 5th bay from west of south chancel aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan]
2008. The effigy was removed in April from the floor of the south choir aisle, fifth bay from the east, to its present position on the plinth.
DimensionsL 1.85 m | W 0.60 m | H 0.28 m |
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CSAF3

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TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with ‘B GE’ carved below folded arms, on modern stone plinth.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.19:
XV. On the floor of the north aisle of the priory church of St Andrew.
Person: Unknown, early fourteenth century.
Material: Sandstone, very greatly weathered.
Effigy: Very little can now be said of it. It apparently represents a woman with kerchief over head, wimple, and mantle looped up beneath each arm. Hands joined in prayer, feet upon an animal.
Inscription[Above the clasped hands] B over P M
[below them] B over G E
ObjProdDateearly 14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: “In the churchyard is an early effigy placed in an upright position at the head of a grave, and more than half-buried in the ground. Some initials have been cut upon it. In its present position it is difficult to say whether the figure is male or female, lay or cleric. It is of early but uncertain date.” [Hodges 1888 p.51]
1919: “… now placed on the north side of the choir, near the west end. It was used as a headstone, and was in an upright position in the churchyard, half sunk in the earth, but was brought into the church in 1890. The letters upon it refer to the misappropriation. Its date is towards the close of the thirteenth century, and it appears from the costume to represent a civilian.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
1935: South side of 2nd bay from west of north choir aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan].
2008. The effigy was removed from the floor of the north choir aisle, sixth bay from the east, to its present position on the plinth in April.
DimensionsL 1.91 m | W 0.62 m | H 0.36 m |
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CNAF5

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TitlePlinth with effigies of 2 unknown early 14th century women
ObjectNameplinth | memorial
Materialstone
LabelTextTwo unknown early 14th century women
A prayer from the 1514 Book of Hours often used at funerals:
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.
BriefDescriptionRectangular plinth. Label affixed to long face.
ObjProdPersonN Rank [survey drawings, administering contract]
ObjProdOrganisationVetter UK
ObjProdDatec2008
ObjectHistoryNoteThe PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
2009. New sign put on the plinth, fastened with silicone, in October.
DimensionsL 2.00 m | W 1.39 m | H 0.83 m
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.

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TitleTombstone No.3 of Edward Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.3
Edward Roberts
Died september
the 22 1757 aged
32 years
ObjProdDate1757
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Roberts, attorney, elder son of Nicholas R Esq of Hexham, 25 Sep 1757 (under-sheriff of N’cle; killed by fall from horse – N’cle Courant)
He was the elder son of No.4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No.5 Catharine (HEXAB1047), and brother of No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048).
DimensionsH 88 cm | W 67 cm | D 9 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S9; EM254

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TitleTombstone no.4 of Nicholas Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.4th.
Nicholas
Roberts Esqr.
Died Decembr.
The 8th 1761
Aged 61 years
InscriptionDescriptionBoth capital ‘N’s are reversed.
ObjProdDate1761
ObjectHistoryNoteNicholas Roberts of Hexham was the son of Nicholas Roberts, merchant and his wife Mary, later Dame Mary Blackett (No.2: HEXAB1050). His wife was No.5 Catherine Kaye (HEXAB1047) and their children were No.3 Edward (HEXAB1045) and No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048).
Burial Register: Nichs Roberts Esq., 11 Dec 1761.
DimensionsH 90 cm | W 60 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S10; EM 255

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TitleTombstone No.5 of Catherine Wife of Nicholas Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No: 5
Catharine. Wife. of
Nicholas Roberts
Es.qr. Died May
The 22. 1764
Aged 63 years
ObjProdDate1764
ObjectHistoryNoteCatherine Kaye was the wife of No.4, Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and mother of No.3 Edward Roberts (HEXAB1045) and No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048)
Burial Register: Mrs Roberts, 25 May 1764 [N’c Courant: in 63rd yr, relict of late Nichs & sister to late Sir John Lister Kay Bt]
DimensionsH 90 cm | W 58 cm | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S11; EM256

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TitleTombstone No.6 of Isabella Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No. 6
Isabella Roberts
Died May the 8th
1781 Aged 41
years
ObjProdDate1781
ObjectHistoryNoteIsabella Roberts was the daughter of No.4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No.5 Catharine (HEXAB1047), and sister of No.3, Edward (HEXAB1045).
Burial Register: Miss Isabella Roberts, 11 May 1781.
DimensionsH 87 cm | W 66 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S12; EM257

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TitleTombstone No.1 of Sir Edward Blackett Bt.
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.1.
Sr. Edward
Blackett Bart
died 1st. March
1756 aged 74
ObjProdDate1756
ObjectHistoryNote1754. Licence to Sir Edward Blackett, bart., to convert a certain arch or vacant space of ground, under the ancient treasury, and the way leading thereto at the south end of the south aisle of the parish church, containing in length from east to west 14 yards, and in breadth from north to south 4 yards, into a family burying place, with a door leading thereto from the south aisle. [A History of Northumberland Vol. III part I 1896 A.B.Hinds p.175]
Beneath this balcony [in the south transept] is the cemetery of the respected ancestors of the Blackett family. [History of Hexham, A. B. Wright, 1823, p.67]
Burial Register: Sir Edwd Blacket, Bart. 6 Mar 1756 [N’c Courant: age 73, an old commander in the Royal Navy; J.P. for the County; title & large estate descend to his nephew, same name (4th Baronet), of Matfen].
His wife was No.2 Mary (HEXAB1050), relict of Nicholas Roberts, merchant of London; he [Edward] had no children.
DimensionsH 86 cm | W 61 cm | D 6 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S6; EM 253

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TitleTombstone No.2 of Dame Mary Blackett
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.2.
Dame Mary
Blackett died
29th. Novr 1756
aged 82
ObjProdDate1756
ObjectHistoryNoteDame Mary was the wife of Sir Edward (HEXAB1049), and formerly wife of Nicholas Roberts, merchant of London, by whom she had a son Nicholas (No.4: HEXAB1046).
1754: Licence to Sir Edward Blackett, bart., to convert a certain arch or vacant space of ground, under the ancient treasury, and the way leading thereto at the south end of the south aisle of the parish church, containing in length from east to west 14 yards, and in breadth from north to south 4 yards, into a family burying place, with a door leading thereto from the south aisle. [A History of Northumberland Vol. III part I 1896 A.B.Hinds p.175]
Beneath this balcony [in the south transept] is the cemetery of the respected ancestors of the Blackett family. [History of Hexham, A. B. Wright, 1823, p.67]
Burial Register: Dame Mary Blackett, relict of Sir Edwd, Bart. 7 Dec 1756.
DimensionsH 98 cm | W 60 cm | D 9 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S7; EM253

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TitleTombstone of John Cooke
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA moved headstone, with winged head decoration.
Inscription
Here Lieth
The Body of John Cooke of Hexham
Cordwainer who Departed this
Life on the 23d. of Novr. 1770
Aged 71 and Margaret his wife
who Departed this Life on the 6th.
of June 1771 Aged 76 who were
Huſband and wife Forty Eight Years
Mourn not dear Friends, for our Deceaſe
For we with Chriſt have made our Peace
Life is uncertain, & Death is …
InscriptionContent[Missing text:]
… Sure
Sin gave the Wound and Christ the Cure
InscriptionDescriptionClear and regular lc lettering, some crowding, bottom line broken and missing.
ObjProdDate1770–1771
ObjectHistoryNoteJohn Cooke was the grandfather of Eleanor Ann who is commemorated [HEXAB1418.7] in the north transept windows. The Cooke family had all been buried to the east of the present east end of the Abbey, where the chapel of five altars (the Lady Chapel) stood. The tombstone was removed to the slype in the middle of the 19th century when the chapels were demolished in 1858.
Burial Register: John Cooke, elder, 25 Nov 1770; Mgt Cooke, widow, 9 Jun 1771.
DimensionsH 113 cm | W 81 cm | D 14 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S8; EM252

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TitleStall-Plate of Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont
ObjectNamestall-plate | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass stall-plate affixed to rear of choir-stall S9 [HEXAB177.9] below original position of Lord Allendale’s standard.
Inscription
WENTWORTH HENRY CANNING BEAUMONT
SECOND VISCOUNT ALLENDALE, K.G., C.B., C.B.E., M.C.
LAY RECTOR OF HEXHAM ABBEY
LORD LIEUTENANT OF NORTHUMBERLAND
ObjProdDate1951
ObjectHistoryNote1951: Viscount Allendale was among three new Knights of the order of the Garter. The three were to be installed at the annual Knights of the Garter service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. [Hex. Cour. 12.4.2001 – 50 Years Ago]
As his ancestors had been before him, he was Lord of the Manor and Lay Rector of Hexham.
1956: He died 16th December. After his death his standard and stall-plate were removed from his stall in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
1959: His standard was laid up in the choir on the south side, 1st pier; the stall-plate was affixed to the back of the stall below the standard [HEXAB4124].
CurrentLocNotefixed | back of stall S9 HEXAB177.9
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 3

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TitleMatrix of Ogle Brass
ObjectNamematrix | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThe matrix of the OGLE brass remains in the Sanctuary. NCH3 p193fn gives text of the plate at its foot. The inscription, in straight Black-Letter type, is exceedingly difficult to read.
The manner of representing the heraldic colours on the brass is interesting. The second and third quarters, which bear the blue voided escutcheon of the Bertrams on a gold field, had the escutcheon sunk in the brass and the sinking filled with a blue enamel or pigment. The first and fourth quarters bear the Ogle arms. These were represented by sinking the whole of the quarter except a narrow margin. The space was then run in with a white metal composed of six parts of tin to one of lead and a small quantity of silver. This metal represented the silver field, and the three crescents and the fess were cut out in it and filled with red pigment.
Arms: The arms of Ogle and Bertram quartered. Quarterly 1st and 4th argent three crescents and a fess gules [for Ogle], 2nd and 3rd or an orle (an escutcheon voided) azure [for Bertram].
InscriptionHic jacet Robertus Ogle, fili Elene Bertum filie:
Roberti bertum militis qui obiit in vigilia omnm
Sanc. Ao Dmi mº ccccº xº cuius aie p.picietr Ds dme.
InscriptionContentHic jacet Robertus Ogle, filius Elene Bertram filie
Roberti Bertram militis, qui obiit in vigilia Omnium
Sanctorum, Anno Domini mºccccºxº cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationHere lies Robert Ogle son of Elene Bertram daughter of Robert Bertram, knight, who died on the vigil [eve] of All Saints, A.D. MCCCCX [1410]. May God be merciful to his soul.
ObjProdDate1410s
ObjectHistoryNoteRobert Ogle … died on the vigil of All Saints, the 31st of October, 1410, and was buried in Hexham Abbey church under a black marble slab bearing the arms of Ogle quartering those of Bertram at each corner, which were enamelled in colours, and on a brass plate and inscription in contracted Latin. A beautiful chantry was placed over the tomb [HEXAB199]. Only three of the four corner shields and the label bearing the inscription remain.
The arms on the tomb are 1 and 2 argent, a fess between three crescents gules, 3 and 4 or. an orle, azure. [Wright 1823 pp.88–89]
The corner pieces, which are known to have borne the arms of Ogle and Bertram quarterly, now retain only the latter coat. [Raine Preface II p.lxix]
He desired to be buried in St Mary’s porch of the parish church of Whalton and to be covered with lead ‘at my own trouble and expense.’ That he was not buried there seems to be explained by the fact of there having been a plague raging at Hexham up to the year 1410, and that it was impossible to move the body.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceCND: C1; NCH3 p.193; Hodges 1888 p.52 & Pl.34.

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TitleMatrix of a Brass
ObjectNamematrix | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionLarge limestone slab, from which a brass label and four shields have been torn
ObjProdDatec15th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteA large slab, now under the tower, was formerly in the choir. It has had a label and four shields. [Hexham and its Abbey, Hodges, 1889, p.83]
The upper portion of an altar tomb, which once carried a brass plate, is shown on Carter’s plan as lying at the West end of the North aisle of the Choir. It may be a portion of the tomb of the Duke of Somerset, who was killed in the battle of Hexham in 1464, and who is recorded as having been buried in the Abbey Church. … The large matrix of a brass, now in the pavement under the tower, can return to its old position in the Choir. “It was no doubt moved when the Choir was re-laid in 1807.” [Hexham Abbey Record, 674 to 1907, Savage & Hodges, 1907, p.60]
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C5

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TitleTomb-chest & Effigy of Prior Rowland Leschman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone effigy of Prior Rowland Leschman (appointed 1480, died 1491) mounted on an embattled slab atop a tomb chest. Beneath the cloak is an inner pleated robe with tight sleeves, his bare hands are joined in prayer, the hood is partly pulled over the face. The feet, in broad toed shoes, are without a rest.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.26:
XXXI. Now within his chantry chapel, on the north side at the east end of the chancel, restored to its proper place after many removals.
Person: Prior Rowland Leschman (1480–1491).
Material: Sandstone, in good condition.
Effigy: Upon an embattled slab on the top of its high tomb. Beneath the cloak is an inner pleated robe with tight sleeves, his bare hands are joined in prayer, the hood is partly pulled over the face. The feet, in broad toed shoes, are without a rest.
Armorials: On the east panel on the south side of the tomb is a shield charged with the initials of the prior tr, placed saltireways.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteLeschman’s chantry (now, since 1908, believed to be in its original position) had been moved into the north chancel aisle in the 18th century, and in 1856 into the south transept. The tomb & effigy have also moved around, and have not always been inside the chantry.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry
ReferenceCND: C6

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TitleLedger Stone of Carr family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge dark slab with bold lower case lettering. The slab may have been trimmed at top and side.
InscriptionIohn Carr Gentleman Dyed
the 29th. day of October 1715
Aged 60 years.
Thomas Carr Gentleman only
Son of the said Iohn Carr Dyed
the 7th day of March 1731
Aged 42 years:
Here lyeth the body of John Carr
Son of Mr. Thomas Carr who
departed this life the 5th. of May,
1738 in the 27th year of his Age
Here Lyeth the Body of Mr
James Carr Son of Mr Thomas
Carr who Departed this life
July the 5th. 1747 in the 29th year
of his Age.
Here Lieth Allſo the Body of Mrs
Ann Carr widow of Mr Thomas
Carr Daughter of Thomas Burrel
Esq. of Broompark who Died
Nov 30th. AD 1750 Aged 68 years
ObjProdDate1715–1750
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Carr, bailiff of Hexham, 31 Oct 1715; Mr Thos Carr, 9 Mar 1731/32; Mr John Carr, 8 May 1738; Mr James Carr, 8 Jul 1747; Mrs Carr, wid, 3 Dec 1750.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceCND: CNAF4; EM 200 201 202

ObjectNumberHEXAB1057
TitleGrave-slab of Mary Brisco
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA fragment of a grave slab which now forms the lintel at the NE corner of the choir clerestory in the 1860 Dobson East End. The top and sides are laid in the stonework of the walls, hiding some of the face-down inscription.
Inscription
[He]re lyeth y. body
[of] Mary Wife of Geo
Brisco who was
[bur]ied May ye. 9th 1733
ObjProdDate1733
ObjectHistoryNoteNot mentioned by Hodges, but dating in its current use from Dobson’s rebuilding of the east end.
Burial Register: Mary Briskoe, wife o Geo, 9 May 1733.
DimensionsH 0.73 | W 0.7
CurrentLocNotefixed | NE corner of clerestory
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CNC1

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB1061
TitleHeadstone of Honour Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
HONOUR CLARKE
Died 9th March
AGED 72
Buried 12th March
1805
ObjProdDate1805
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, north side, immediately west of HEXAB1060.
Burial register: Mrs Honor Clarke, wife of Rev Slaughter Clarke[HEXAB1061], 12 Mar 1805. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2. She was the daughter of Robert Andrewes and sister of Ann Newton née Andrewes.
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 1

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TitleHeadstone of Martha Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
MARTHA CLARKE
Died 8th Dec
AGED 28
Buried 15th Dec
1814
ObjProdDate1814
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, south side immediately west of HEXAB1061. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
Burial Register: Martha Clarke, wife o Rev. Rob.[HEXAB1060], Walwick Hall, 28, 15 Dec 1814.
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 2

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TitleHeadstone of Robert Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionInscription partly obscured
Inscription
ROBERT CLARKE
Died 20th April
Aged 52 Years
Buried 5th May
1824
ObjProdDate1824
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, north side immediately east of HEXAB1058.
Burial register: Robert Clarke, 53, 5 May 1824. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2. His wife was Martha née Shaftoe (HEXAB1059); his parents were Sloughter Clarke (HEXAB1061) and Honour née Andrewes (HEXAB1058).
Northumberland. Aug. 4.—Seduction.—This was an action brought by Thomas Carr against the Rev. Robert Clerke, to recover compensation in damages for the loss of his daughter’s services. The defendant was Lecturer at Hexham, a man of very considerable fortune, and but half a year a widower when the transaction took place. He had been married to a daughter of Mrs. Shafto, at Hexham, and had three children. He lived at Walwick, but very often visited in Mrs. Shafto’s house, and sometimes with his family for weeks. In Mrs. Shafto’s family was the daughter of the plaintiff. The plaintiff is a master tiler; being a poor man, he was assisted by part of his daughter’s wages.—The defendant took the opportunity of his frequent visits to Mrs. Shafto, to seduce the plaintiff’s daughter.— It was contended by the defendant’s Counsel, that the plaintiff could not demand compensation for the loss of his daughter’s services, it was at the option of Mrs. Shafto whether she should remain with her or not.—This opinion was supported by the Judge, and the plaintiff was nonsuited. [from “The Examiner, A Sunday Paper, on politics, domestic economy, and theatricals for the year 1818” p.509]
“1824 … April 20.— Died, in Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London, the Rev. Robert Clarke M.A. of Walwick, rector and lecturer of Hexham, aged 53 years. May 1st, his remains arrived at Newcastle in a hearse with six horses, followed by a mourning coach with four horses; and on the 3d, the mournful procession was joined by several private carriages, and set out with considerate heraldic splendour for Hexham, displaying a great number of banners and escutcheons. The day was one continued storm of wind and rain, but notwithstanding, as the procession approached its destination, it was met and joined by the members of the different trades, and almost all the inhabitants of Hexham, in deep mourning, to testify their respect for the deceased. The shops were shut, the bells tolled at intervals, and the throng of people, accumulating as the hearse advanced, produced an effect of imposing and melancholy awe, which was much heightened by the solemn order of the procession, the rear of it being composed of a great number of respectable gentlemen of Hexham and its neighbourhood, who walked in pairs. The funeral service was performed by the Rev. C. Lee, and after a solemn dirge on the organ, Luther’s sublime hymn was impressively chaunted. By the death of this great and good man, the town and neighbourhood of Hexham suffered an almost irreparable loss, and numerous odes, elegies, &c. &c., were written on the occasion. As a proof of the general estimation in which this gentleman was held, a sermon was preached on the occasion, in the Presbyterian chapel, Hexham, on Sunday May 9th, 1824, by the Rev. James Richardson, from 2d Samuel, 3d chap. 38th verse, and which was published by request.” [John Sykes “Historical Register” vol.II p.173]
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1061
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3060 | HEXAB1060 | HEXAB1058
TitleHeadstone of Sloughter Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SLOUGHTER CLARKE
Died 22 April
AGED 79
Buried 29 April
1820
ObjProdDate1820
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, south side immediately east of HEXAB1059. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
Burial Register: Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 79, 29 Apr 1820. His wife was Honour née Andrewes (HEXAB1058) and his son was Robert Clarke (HEXAB1060).
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 4

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TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMost of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the roof of the crypt north passage. It is a dedication slab set up in about 208 by Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons. Another fragment is in the nave north wall near the west end.
InscriptionIMP.CAES.L.SEP.SEVERVS.PI
PERTINAX.ET.IMP.CAESAR.M
AVR.ANTONINVS. PIVS. AVG
VSTI.ETP.SEPTIMIVS…
CAESARHORREVM…
VEXILLATIONE…
FECERVNT SVB…
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationThis is reconstructed and translated as ‘The Emperor Cæsar Lucius Septimius Severus Pius Pertinax Augustus and the Emperor Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus [‘Caracalla’] and Publius Septimius Geta Cæsar built this granary through the agency of a detachment of the … Legion … under Lucius Alfenus Senecio, imperial Proprætorian legate.’
InscriptionInterpretationThe reading given in Collingwood & Wright, Roman Inscriptions in Britain for the two fragments
InscriptionDescriptionThe name of Geta Cæsar has been deliberately obliterated.
ObjProdDatec208
ObjectHistoryNoteThe larger part was fount built into the crypt when it was discovered in 1725. The smaller part was found in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151; Savage & Hodges 1907 Pl.XXXV

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TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone larger fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis larger part of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the roof of the crypt north passage.
ObjProdDatec208
CurrentLocNotefixed | in roof of north passage
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151

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TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone smaller fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis smaller part of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the nave north wall near the west end.
ObjProdDatec208
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
CurrentLocNotefixed | recess 1 in N wall of nave at W end
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 6 (West)
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151

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TitleHeadstone of Eliza Wilson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionShaped headstone, now set in floor, partly under radiator, with odd mason’s error.
Inscription
Here
Lieth the Body of ELiZABET…
Wife of WifLIAM WILSON Wh…
Died Augst. 26th 1785 Aged 42
InscriptionInterpretation“WILLIAM” mis-carved, as an imperfect correction to the original “Wife of Wife”.
ObjProdDate1785
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Eliz. Wilson, wife of Wm, shoemaker, 28 Aug 1785.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: CSAF4

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TitleFragment of grave slab
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFragment of a slab, crude capitals which look as though re-scratched recently. The letters ‘DAYO’ appear on the left and ‘TER’ on the right at right angles to the remainder, of which can be read only:
Inscription
HERE LYETH T
XX JANVAR
1657
ObjProdDate1657–1687
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor W side of Flower Area screen HEXAB197
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: CSAF5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1065
TitleHeadstone of Dodd family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, close to W Wall; Gothic, Roman caps and 1c.
Inscription
S A C R E D
To the MEMORY of
JOHN DODD BUTCHER
of HEXHAM who Died 27th June 1826
aged 82 Years
MARY his Wife Died 21st April 1807
Aged 50 Years.
EDWARD DODD, died 10. Nov.
1857, Aged 67 Years
also JANE, Wife of EDWARD DODD
who died April 22nd, 1860,
Aged 76 Years.
ObjProdDate1826–1860
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Jn Dodd, 82, 30 Jun 1826; Mary Dodd, wife of Jn, butcher, 24 Apr 1807.
From burial register: 108; Dodd, Jane; Widow; 80; Hexham; 27 Apr 1860; J.Hudson; A542
CurrentLocNotefixed | under carpet near W wall
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF1; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of Wilson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Sacred
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WILSON [?] INNKEEPER
HEXHAM who died April
66 Years
JANE
ANN Wife Years
Who died
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p14 gives date August 1830
Burial register (not certainly relevant): Martha Wilson, daughter of Wm, innkeeper, 17 Aug 1790; Jane Wilson, d.o. Wm, innkeeper, 16 Jul 1796; Jane Wilson, wife of Wm, alehouse keeper, 8 Aug 1808.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF3; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of Hindmarch family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFloor stone, badly worn (1834 looks like 1831), in central aisle. Italic, later Roman.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARY HINDMARCH Wife of Wm
HINDMARCH, who died Dec ??
1784 Aged 65 Years.
Wm. HINDMARCH died
Aged 60 Years
Alſo ANN their Daughter
died July 26th. 1807 Aged
54 Years
WILLIAM HINDMARCH Died
March 27 1834 Aged ?? Years
ObjProdDate1784–1834
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mary Hindmarsh, wife of Wm, shoemaker, 21 Dec 1784; Wm Hindmarch, shoemaker, 9 Jul 1797; Wm Hindmarch, High House, 78, 30 Mar 1834.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF4; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of Nattrass family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLargely indecipherable.
Inscription
[Here
lies interred the bo]dy of
[John Nattrass, gentle]man
[Who departed this life Fe]bruary 9th.
[1787, aged 70 years] Alſo of
[Henry, son of Nicholas and Is]ABELLA
[Ruddock, and grandson of John N]ATTRASS
[who departed this life 3] March
[1784, an infant]
ObjProdDate1780s?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John Nattrass, gent, 12 Feb 1787; Henry, s of Mr Nicholas Ruddock, attorney-at-law, 5 Mar 1784.
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF5; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of Robson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLightly carved horizontals have worn off: 1841 & 1844 look like 1811, 1846 like 1816.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF WILLIAM, SON OF
JAMES ROBSON.
BUTCHER, HEXHAM
WHO DIED FEB. 25, 1841
AGED 6 YEARS.
ALSO ANN ELIZABETH, HIS
DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED DEC. 30. 1844.
AGED 3 YEARS.
ROBERT, HIS SON
WHO DIED AUG. 22. 1846.
AGED 8 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES ROBSON
WHO DIED AUG. 18. 1869.
AGED 65 YEARS
ObjProdDate1841–1869
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Wm Robson, 6, 27 Feb 1841; Ann Eliz, 2, 1 Jan 1845; Rob Robson, 9, 24 Aug 1846.
1182; Robson, James; Butcher; 66; Hexham; 20 Aug 1869; John W.Hooper; C498.
“Sacred to the memory of James ROBSON butcher of Old Church, Hexham, who d. 18 Aug. 1869 aged 65 yrs. Also of Ann his widow who d. 13 Oct. 1881 aged 81 yrs. Also James son of the above who d. 23 Nov. 1872 aged 43 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery]
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 72
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF6; 1966 p.13

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TitleHeadstone of Ruddock family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn limestone slab, near crypt stair.
Inscription
SACRED
To the on
NICHOLAS id
W L
Also of
NICHOLAS
Who
Also of
NICHOLA RUDDOCK
W
NICH
JOHN RUDDOCK
WILLIAM
June 1867 [?] Years
ObjProdDate19th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Nic Ruddock, 66, Okerlands, 26 Sep 1818; Nic Ruddock, 57, 4 Jan 1840.
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 73
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF7; 1966 p.13

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TitleHeadstone of ? Charlton?
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn limestone slab.
Inscription
body [?] of
An rlton
c rd
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p13 gives surname ‘Charlton’
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 44
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF8; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1072
TitleHeadstone of the Dean family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA well-cut stone against W wall
Inscription
THE REVD ADAM DEAN
Presbyterian Minister of HUDDLESHAUGH died 23d Novr 1788 Aged 75
ADAM Grandson of the Revd ADAM DEAN
died 16th April 1798 Aged 2.
WILLIAM DEAN, Surgeon
Son of the Revd ADAM DEAN
died 22d Sepr 1805 Aged 57
Mary Daughter of Wm DEAN Surgeon
died ?? April 1814 Aged 22.
ObjProdDate1788–1814
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Rev. Adam Dean, dissenting minister, 26 Nov 1788; Adam Dean, son of Mr Wm, surgeon, 21 Apr 1798; Mr Wm Dean, surgeon, 25 Sep 1805; Mary Dean, 22, 5 May 1814.
CurrentLocNotefixed | ? W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1073
TitleHeadstone of the Liddle family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionOpposite N door, very badly worn. Reading doubtful throughout.
Inscription
LIDDLE DIED MAY
17 AGED
?
?
LIDDLE DIED
1809[?] AGED 3[?] YEARS
ELIZABETH LIDDLE
DIED APRIL 30. 18 [?]
ObjProdDate1783–1809?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Eliz Liddle, widow of Mr., dissenting minister, 3 May 1809; Rev Jas Liddell, dissenting minister 24 Oct 1805; Mary Liddell, dr of Rev Jas, dissenting mininster, 2 Jun 1783; Eliz Liddell, d.o. Rev. Jas, dissenting minister, 1 Mar 1789.
CurrentLocNotefixed | ? W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF3; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of the Lyon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, well preserved.
Inscription
Sacred
to
the Memory of
WILLIAM LYON, LINEN
MANUFACTURER, who died
Jany. 15th 1837, Aged 81 Years.
Also DOROTHY his Wife who died
Feby. 16th 1826, Aged 69 Years.
Also of ELIZABETH and ANN
Grand Children of the above,
and Daughters of William
and JANE LYON who died in
Infancy.
ALSO OF RALPH THEIR SON, WHO DIED
MARCH 23, 1849, AGED 27 YEARS.
InscriptionDescriptionGothic, Roman and italic, caps and lc. Last two lines a later addition, all Roman caps, smaller than older inscription.
ObjProdDate1837–1849
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Wm Lyon, 81, 18 Jan 1837; Doro. Lyon, 46, 3 May 1825; Ralph Lyon, 57, 26 Mar 1849; Eliz Lyon, 6, 28 Dec 1832; Anne Lyon, 4, 20 Jan 1833.
CurrentLocNotefixed | W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF4; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of the Craft family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionOpposite N door. Upper lines missing, the rest very worn. Upper part in lower case, lower part caps.
Inscription
who
Also of Mary WIFE OF WILLIAM
CRAFT who died Sepr 11 1827[?]
Aged 54 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM CRAFT,
BUILDER,
WHO DIED SEP. 12, 1853
AGED 65 YEARS.
ALSO OF WILLIAM, SON OF THE
ABOVE WILLIAM AND MARY CRAFT,
WHO DIED JUNE 24, 1855,
AGED 37 YEARS.
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: the only Craft entry is Jane, widow, 72, 26 May 1814
CurrentLocNotefixed | W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF5; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of Sarah Wilkinson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge grey sandstone, near first pillar. Some wear at top, date illegible,
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH WILKINSON who Died April 1st
18[?]7 Aged 69 Years.
Our friend has dropt her cumbrous clay
And Joyful Soars the shining way
While Kindred spirits spread their wings
And bear her to the King of Kings.
Long had she known the Saviour’s Love
And fix’d her heart on things above.
Long had she run the even pace
A painful – not uncertain race
But now she shines in endless Light
In all her Father’s Glory bright
A spotless robe to her is given
And all the glorious Joys of Heaven.
She sees with Joy her Saviours Face
And sings the Triumphs of his Grace
Then casts her crown before the throne
And glory gives to God alone.
ObjProdDate1827?
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p17 gives year as 1827.
Burial register: Sarah Wilkinson, 67, 4 April 1827.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF6; 1966 p.17

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TitleHeadstone of the Mole family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab.
Inscription
ELIZABETH
wife of
WILLm. MOLE.
died APRIL 6th. 1784.
Aged 32 Years.
THE ABOVE WILLIAM MOLE,
DIED JAN. 8, 1826,
AGED 75 YEARS.
ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE,
DIED JAN. 28. 1836,
AGED 85 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1784–1836
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Eliz. Mole, wife of Wm, smith, 8 Apr 1785; Wm Mole, 75, 11 Jan 1826; Eliz. Mole, 85, 31 Jan 1836.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF7; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of the Wilkinson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSmall dark sandstone. Minor damage makes initial ‘w’, line 2, look lower case.
Inscription
The Burying Place
of Edward wilkinson
who Departed this Life
Novr. 1st. 1776 Aged 51 [?] years
ELIZh. WIFE OF
EDWd. WILKINSON
DIED OCTr. 24 1809.
AGED 81 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1776–1809
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: 1776 Nov 4 Wilkinson, Edward, smith; Elizabeth, widow, publican, 27 Oct 1809
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF8; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of Samuel Hudson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge, reddish sandstone, only upper part lettered. Roman caps with deep-cut verticals; horizontal strokes much shallower and wear means that 1846 looks like 1816.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF SAMUEL,
SON OF THE REV. J. HUDSON
INCUMBENT OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED OCT. 29. 1846.
AGED 11 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1846
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Saml Hudson, 11, 31 Oct 1846.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF9; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of the Charlton family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ISABELLA Wife of JAMES CHARLTON
who Died March 6th 1841, Aged 36 Years.
Also ELIZABETH their Daughter Died
Jany. 1st 1838 Aged 9 Months.
ObjProdDate1841
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Isabella Charlton, Fellside, 35, 8 Mar 1841; Eliz Charlton, Fellside, 9 months, 3 Jan 1839.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 48
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF10; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of the Robson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Sacred
To the Mem
Of Mary Robson Daughter of
George and Barbara Robson
who died 22d. Decr. 1805 aged
1 year and 4 months.
Mary Robson Sister of
George Robson who died 22d.
Novr. 1810 aged 44 years.
Thomason Robson who died
17th. July 1812 aged 40 years.
Barbara Robson Wife of Geo-
rge Robson who died 27th Jany.
1822 aged 38 years.
ObjProdDate1805–1822
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mary Robson, d.o. Geo., glazier, 24 Dec 1805; Mary Robson, spr, 24 Nov 1810; Thomason Robson, spr, 19 Jul 1812; Barba Robson, 38, 30 Jan 1822.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 48
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF11; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of the Dobson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GERARD DOBSON BUTCHER OF
HEXHAM WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1843
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO HIS SON JOHN RUTHERFORD
DIED JULY 21st 1843 AGED 1 YEAR
AND EIGHT MONTHS.
ObjProdDate1843
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Gerard Dobson, 41, 30 Jun 1843.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 46
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF12; 1966 p.15

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TitleHeadstone of the Nixon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Here
Lieth the Body of
William Nixon, who
departed this Life
Feb:y the 2d. 175[?]
Aged 56 Years
Ann Wife of William
Nixon Died Apr. 14th.
1768 Aged 67.
ObjProdDate1753–1768
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: ? Wm Nixon, chapman, 15 Feb 1763; Ann, widow, 15 April 1768.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 46
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF13; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of Thomas Robson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
The Burial
place of
Thos: Robson
Tailor, 1773
ObjProdDate1773
ObjectHistoryNoteHenry Robson, s.o. Thos, tailor, 15 Jun 1773.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 45
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF14; 1966 p.16

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TitleHeadstone of the Newton family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH NEWTON
OF HEXHAM, SADDLER,
WHO DIED 16th: DECr: 1820,
AGED 50 YEARS.
ALSO MARY BELL NEWTON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED 10th. APRIL 1829,
AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO JANE NEWTON, DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE, WHO DIED 15th. NOVEMBER
1832 AGED 12 YEARS
ObjProdDate1820–1832
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph Newton, 49, 21 Dec 1820; Mary Newton, Anick, 26, 15 Apr 1829; Jane Newton, Anick, 12, 17 Nov 1832.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 42
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF15; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of the Smith family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
To The Memory of
ROGER SMITH of LAMBSHIELD
who died July 23d. 1799 Aged 66 Years.
ISABELLA his DAUGHTER died
Septr. 13th. 1812 Aged 32 Years.
MARY WIFE of the ſaid ROGER SMITH
died Decr. 19th. 1815 Aged 65 Years.
MARY SMITH Who Died
Jany. 31 1836 Aged 54 years
MARY ANN ROBSON WIFE of JOHN
ROBSON of MATFEN and GRAND
DAUGHTER of the above ROGER
SMITH, died Aug.t 30th. 1838 Aged
20 Years. Also MATHEW SON of
ROGER SMITH of EALINGHAM who
Died Sepr. 24th 1847 Aged 14 Years
ALSO MATTHEW, SON OF ROGER SMITH
WHO DIED SEP. 25, 1847, AGED 14 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1799–1847
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Roger Smith, farmer, 26 Jul 1799; Isaba Smith, spr, 16 Sep 1812; Mary Smith, 65, 22 Dec 1815; Mary Smith, 54, 3 Feb 1836; Mary Ann Robson, Matfen, 20, 2 Sep 1838; Mat Smith of Bellingham, 14, 28 Sept 1847.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 42
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF16; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of Margaret Bell
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN MEMORY
of MARGARET DAUGHTER of
NICHOLAS BELL CART WRIGHT,
of HEXHAM, who Died Nov 12th. 1834
AGED 10 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1834
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mgt Bell, 10, 13 Nov 1834.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 40
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF17; 1966 p.13

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TitleHeadstone of the Bell family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBottom two lines recessed, presumably to erase inscription error
Inscription
JOHN BELL
late BAILIFF of HEXHAM,
died 18th Augt. 1809 Aged 73 years.
ANN his WIDOW Died 8th. March 1824
Aged 84 years.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JOHN BELL,
OF HALLIWELL DEAN,
BAILIFF OF THE MANOR OF
HEXHAM, SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JULY 6, 1839,
AGED 64 YEARS.
AND OF ANN, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED MAY 26, 1846,
AGED 69 YEARS.
JANE BELL, SISTER TO THE
ABOVE JOHN BELL, JUN.
DIED NOV. 19. 1851,
AGED 82 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1809–1851
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Bell senr, late Bailiff of the Regality of Hexham, 21 Aug 1809; Ann Bell, 85, 14 Mar 1824; Jn Bell, Halliwell Dene, 64, 6 Jul 1839; Anne Bell, Halliwell Dene, 69, 26 May 1846.
Halliwell Dene is said to have been built c1826 for the Archbishop of York.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 40
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF18; 1966 p.14

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TitleHeadstone of the Gordon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBroad slab; Roman caps and 1c
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GORDON who died June
19th. 1832 Aged 62 Years.
Also JANE his wife died July 19th
1833 Aged 63 Years.
Also MICHAEL GORDON their son
died May 28th. 1835 Aged 35 Years.
ObjProdDate1832–1835
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Jsp Gordon, 62, 22 Jun 1832; Jane Gordon, 61, 26 Jul 1833; Mic Gordon, 35, 1 Jun 1835.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 36
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF19; 1966 p.13

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TitleHeadstone of the Turner family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM TURNER,
ORGANIST,
WHO DIED MARCH 13, 1851,
AGED 22 YEARS.
CATHERINE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 18, 1853.
AGED 54 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1851–1853
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Turner, of Gilligate, was organist 1826–1865.
Burial Register: Cath Turner, 22, 15 Mar 1851.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 36
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF20; 1966 p.13

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TitleHeadstone of Mary Loraine
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBold large lettering, top part of slab only.
Inscription
MARY LORAINE
died JANUARY 8th
1779
Aged 63
ObjProdDate1779
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mrs Lorrain, wid, 10 Jan 1779.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 34
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF21; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1092
TitleMonument to Edward Dixon
ObjectNamemonument | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLandscape format slate (?) slab, well cut Roman caps.
Inscription
M. S.
PATRIS HEU ! NUNQUAM VISI,
MATRIS PIÆ OPTIME MERITÆ
GRATI ANIMI ET PIETATIS INDICUM
B DIXON FIL. POSUIT A D MDCCXLIX
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationSacred to the shades [or memory] of the deceased father, whom – alas! – his son had never seen, and the blessed mother, who merited the highest filial affection; in token of his piety and of a grateful mind, their son B DIXON, hath erected this monument A D 1749.
ObjProdDate1749
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Edward, s of Henry Dixon, Shire, 6 July 1749.
This black stone used to be “inserted in a neat white case hid beneath a flight of stairs to a gallery.” [“History of Hexham”, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.98]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF1; NCH3 p.197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1093
TitleGrave-slab of Thomas Park
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall black rectangular slab, part only
Inscription
THOMAS PARK
[?]OI[?]REE MAKER
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1094
TitleGrave-slab of Eliza ?
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPart of slab
Inscription
ARE LIETH
HE BODY
ELIZA
TH SWIN
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF3

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TitleLedger-stone memorial of George Ritschell
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThe Ritschell memorial, bold and elegant lettering, now badly worn and broken, so that lower left is completely gone, and much of the rest unreadable.
Inscription
Sub, hoc m[armore sacræ reconduntur] reliqui[æ]
G E O R G I I [R I T S C H] E L
patria Bohemi[, religione reformati]
Qui sæ[viente in protesta]ntes
Ferdinando [2do omnibus gentil]itis
[heredita]tibus [exutus, sed Higent]orati
[Lugduni] Bata[vorum, aliarumque,] Academ
[iarum externum, spol]iis
[onustus quicquid eruditiontis in]istis
[florentissimis musarum emporiis viguit, s]ecum
[detulit Oxonium, Anno Domini MDCXXXX]IV.
[Qua cele berrima academia c]onsummatis
[studiis aliorum commodo studere cœpit.
Et contemplationibus meta]physicis,
[vindiciis ceremoniarum ecclesiæ An]glicanæ,
[aliisqe scriptis eruditissimus editis] toto
[orbe statim inclaruit.
Tanta fama auctus, eccles]iam
Augustaldensem ad quam electus] erat,
[et cui præfuit annos plus minus XX]VII
[magis augustam, et tantum non] Cathe
[dralem, qualis olim fuit, reliquit.
Natus Anno Domini MDCXVI, Denatus MDCLXXXIII
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationBeneath this sacred marble lie the remains of
GEORGE RITSCHELL
of Bohemia by birth and of the reformed faith: when Ferdinand II was persecuting Protestants, he laid aside family ties and inheritance but loaded with the spoils of learning which he plundered at Higentoratus, at Leyden among the Netherlanders, and at other universities abroad, he flourished as a scholar in those renowned markets of the Muses, and in the year A. D. 1644 betook himself to Oxford, in which famous university, he began to pursue the highest studies for the benefit of others, and in his Metaphysical Contemplations and in his Defence of the usages of the Anglican Church and in other scholarly publications, he flourished in those most renowned centres of the Muses and at he once became distinguished throughout the world.
With a greatness enhanced by this reputation he was appointed to the church at Hexham and presided over it for nearly 27 years, during which he rendered it more and more noble and near to being the cathedral such as once it was.
Born A. D. 1616. Reborn [into life after death] 1683.
InscriptionDescriptionThe text from The Northumberland County History, vol III (ed A B Hinds), 1896 p198 is in square brackets to supplement the legible text.
ObjProdDate1683
ObjectHistoryNoteThis slab was broken up and thrown out when the choir was reseated in 1860, but the fragments have been lately placed in the south transept. [History & Directory of Northumberland, Bulmer, 1886, p.318]
Ritschell (1616–1683) was curate (from 1655) and lecturer (from 1656) of Hexham, and a considerable benefactor to the poor of the parish.
5. GEORGE RITSCHELL, appointed 1655; died 1683; was a native of Bohemia; born at Deutschkana, 13th February, 1616; educated at Strasburg and Oxford Universities; travelled in Holland, Denmark, and Poland, 1642–1644; returned to England and settled at Kettle Hall, Oxford, 1644; was Master of Newcastle Grammar School, 164?–16??; Perpetual Curate of Hexham, 1655–1683; Lecturer of Hexham. 1656–1683; Vicar of Bywell, S.Andrew, 1668–1683; died at Hexham, 28th November, 1683; buried in the Chancel of Hexham Church, 30th November, 1683; Memorial inscription formerly in floor of Chancel, now in floor of east aisle of north Transept; was author of two learned works – Metaphysical Contemplations, 1648, and Dissertation on the ceremonies of the Church of England, 1611. [J.W.Fawcett, Parish Magazine Oct 1903, p.77]
Burial register: Geo Ritschel, clerk, minister of ys parish of Hexham for 27 yrs last past, quire, 30 Nov 1683.
His son George was also buried in the chancel [Burial Register: Revd Mr Geo Ritschell, minister, who succeeded his father nigh 34 years, bd in quire, 6 Oct 1717].
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor of Lady Chapel Bay 2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF4

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TitleLedger-stone memorial of the Fenwick family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPlain slab, mainly Roman caps.
Inscription
THE FAMILY BURIAL PLACE
OF HENRY FENWICK
AND KATHERINE HIS WIFE
GEORGE THEIR SON DIED MARCH
20th. 1768 AGED 19 YEARS.
THE ABOVE NAMED KATHERINE
FENWICK DIED APRIL 11th. 1783
AGED 65 YEARS
KATHERINE THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED AUGUST 19th. 1793
AGED 53 YEARS.
THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY FENWICK DIED JUNE 8th.
1796 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER WIDOW
OF JOHN PRATT DIED NOVEMBER
29th. 1829 AGED 67 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1768–1829
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Geo Fenwick, s.o. Mr Henry, 24 Mar 1768; Cath Fenwick, wife of Mr Henry, 13 Apr 1783; Miss Fenwick, spr, 24 Aug 1793; Mr Henry Fenwick, 10 Jun 1796; Mary Pratt, Ridley Pl, Newcastle, 67, 3 Dec 1829.
“In loving memory of George FENWICK who d. 11 Mar. 1834 aged 51 yrs. and who is interred in the Abbey Transept. Also of Ann his wife who d. 7 July 18(.)2 aged 89 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery 24/12]
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor of War Memorial Chapel Bay 1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF5; EM 209

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TitleLedger-stone memorial of the Studholm family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBlack slab (close to N wall), with bell, dividers & compasses
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH STUDHOLM,
MASON, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED NOV. 17, 1760,
AGED 52 YEARS.
BARBARY HIS DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED MAY 28, 1761,
AGED 23 YEARS.
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH MILLS,
MARINER, WHO DIED AT
ACOMB FELL, MARCH 2 1854
AGED 74 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1760–1854
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph, son of George Studholm, mason, 5 Oct 1766; Barba Studholm, spr, 30 May 1761.
Geo. Studholme, butcher, is included in a list of papists, reputed papists, and non-jurors in Hexham borough, September, 1745. [A History of Northumberland, Vol. III i, 1896, p.257]
CurrentLocNotefixed | next to N wall
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF1

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TitleLedger-stone of the wife of George ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionStone has been trimmed, losing some lines completely.
Inscription
Aged 31
Also Lieth the Body
Wife of George
Who was Bury
CurrentLocNotefixed | next to N wall
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF2; 1966 p.11

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TitleLedger-stone of Phil? ? of West Boat
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCut and worn stone.
Inscription
Here Also Ly
Body of Philip
of West Boat
Buried ye
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p.11 gives the name as ‘Emily’.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF3; 1966 p.11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1100
TitleLedger-stone of Thomas ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionRecut and damaged.
Inscription
HI SU
19
Heare lye
Thomas
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF4; 1966 p.11

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TitleLedger-stone of John Cook
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPortion of slab.
Inscription
ohn Cook
[3 F]eby
1713
ObjProdDate1714
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Cook, physitian, Barnard Castle, 9 Feb 1713/14
CurrentLocNotefixed | near N wall S of HEXAB1098
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF5; 1966 p.11

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TitlePair of Ledger-stones of Wn K ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionTwo small slate tablets, tops to the west, about seven feet apart south-north
Inscription
Wn. K.
A.D. 1759.
ObjProdDate1759
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register has no likely entry.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Bay 1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF6

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TitleLedger-stone of the Downes family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge dark floor slab, upper half only used; upper lettering ornate italic, recut but damaged; lower later lettering Roman,
lower case, later addition.
Inscription
Hic inhumatur Lydia Downes
Vid Quæ Obijt 3º Die Oct
Aº Dnj 1717
Ætat Suæ 47

Underneath this Stone
Lies Interred the Body
of Shafto Downes
Gentleman, who deqated
This life Aqirl 6th 1777
Aged 79 years
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
InscriptionTranslation Here lies interred Lydia Downes,
widow, who died on 3rd day of October,
A.D. 1717 aged 47.
ObjProdDate1717
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mrs Downs, 1 Nov 1717; Shafto Downs, attorney, 10 Apr 1777.
CurrentLocNotefixed | in centre opposite Bay 2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF7; EM 204 205; NCH3 p.197

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TitleLedger-stone of James Reed
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
JAMES REED’S
VAULT
CurrentLocNotefixed | at S end near W side
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF8

ObjectNumberHEXAB1105
TitleLost funeral stone of Thomas de Devilstone
ObjectNamefuneral-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFlat funeral stone, very ancient, ornamented with a crosier
InscriptionContentHIC JACET THOMAS DE DEVILSTONE
InscriptionLanguageLatin
ObjProdDate13th–14th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteIn Mr. Wallis’s account of this church, published in the year 1769, he says that, ‘near the north door on the right hand is a flat funeral stone, very ancient. It has a crozier upon it, and this inscription…’
In the pavement of the cross aisle are several monuments; one inscribed, “Hic Jacet Thomas de Devilston,” and ornamented with a crosier; … [History of Northumberland, Vol. II, Mackenzie & Dent, 1811, p.329]
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: CNAF1 & NTF8b

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TitleLedger-stone of Edward Welch
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLedger, laid north-south. Worn and damaged slab, near crossing. Roman 1c; has been cut and re-cut, badly; surname missing. Only occasional words of the long later part readable.
Inscription
…r lies the body of Ed
ward of halifax in
County of York cloth
er Who Died Novr the 5th
Anno Domini 1759
d 31 Years
When his disease did
obstruct his breath
When his heart sick’ned
each pulse was death
men that Jesus
his ? who only trust
his last momen
…ne protects his dust
to his soul well re…
give to his care
in hope to rise
… and … both with my
Along with my
in the blood body
… i his…
ObjProdDate1759
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Welch, Halifax, Yorks, 7 Nov 1759.
Dimensions580 × 1230
CurrentLocNotefixed | near NW corner of crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF9; “A” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB1107
TitleLost monument of Johannes Dew?
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMemorial stone with a crosier and chalice, with the usual legendary prayer in the margin, ‘Orate per anima, &c.’
InscriptionContentJohannes Dew
InscriptionLanguageLatin
ObjectHistoryNoteIn the pavement of the cross aisle are several monuments; … another with a crosier and chalice, inscribed, “Johannes Dew”, with the usual legendary prayer in the margin, ‘Orate per anima, &c.’ [History of Northumberland, Vol. II, Mackenzie & Dent, 1811, p.329]
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: NTF9b

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TitleLedger-stone of Thomas Ramsay
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLedger, laid north-south
Inscription
Burial Place of
Thomas Ramsay
CurrentLocNotefixed | near NW corner of crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF10; “B” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB1109
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1005 | HEXAB1040
TitleMonument to Caleb Rotheram
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis memorial was “On a black slab inserted in a handsome stone edged with white” with the Johannes Rotheram tablet [HEXAB1005] beneath it. [“History of Hexham”, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.98]
InscriptionContentTo the memory of Caleb Rotheram, late of Kendal, DD, who successfully united the forces of genius and industry in the cause of religion, truth and liberty. The Holy Scriptures were his favourite study, the doctrines he taught, and the rule of his life. With extensive knowledge, unlimited benevolence, and rational affection, he adorned the characters of a minister, tutor, parent and friend, and died June 8th 1752, aged 58.
ObjProdDate1752
ObjectHistoryNote“In 1751 his health failed; … he went to Hexham, Northumberland, to stay with his eldest son, [John] a physician. He died at Hexham on 8 June 1752, and was buried in the south aisle of the abbey church, where is a mural monument to his memory.” [DNB vol.17 p.298]
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281] If true, this means the plaque was removed from the chancel, possibly the south wall where remains the Rumney plaque [HEXAB1040].
According to The Northumberland County History, vol III (ed A B Hinds), 1896 p.198 [recorded] and MS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 [missing], there was a monument to Caleb Rotheram, now missing.
Burial Register: Revd Caleb Rotheram D.D., 10 Jun 1752.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: NTWW4; EM 211; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.17

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TitleLedger stone of John Aynsley
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLarge slate (?) slab, only upper half used. Elegant lower case text, with well carved heraldic shield, leafy trimmings. Arms: a shield gules charged with a bend dexter argent with three mullets of five points, a rose in chief. Good condition.
Inscription
Sepulcrum Johannis Anesley
Generosi.
Here Lyeth the Body of John
Aynsley Esqr, who Died Sept
12th 1751 Aged 92
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
ObjProdDate1751?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mr John Aynsley, gent, 15 Sep 1751.
In 1722 John Aynsley donated the large flagon with hinged lid [HEXAB2056].
CurrentLocNotefixed | Bay 1 of aisle E of “Acca” cross
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF2; EM 199

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TitleLedger stone of the Terry family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn slab, crudely carved caps. 1966, p4. An inscription is in a border round the stone, but all that
can be read is:
Inscription[top]. HE … .
[right] … IOHN TERRY THE
[bottom] SON OF …WARD
[left] .TERRY WHO LIVED MVCH..
[Main inscription]
MV[?]
NTED
RENTS
16…
AGED 21
HERE LYETH INTE
ERRED THE BODY
OF EDWARD TIRRY
WHO WAS BVRIED
THE 24 DAY
OF SEPTEMBER
ANNO DO …68 [?]
ObjProdDate1656–1674?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John, s of Edward Terry of this town, 14 Oct 1656; Edward Terry, 24 Sep 1668; Jane Terry, widow, 12 Jun 1674.
CurrentLocNotefixed | S side of aisle Bay 1 under Victorian seat
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF3

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TitleLedger stone of the Fenwick family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBlack stone slab, part hidden under screen of Etheldreda Chapel. Crude caps, ‘S’ and ‘N’ reversed.
Inscription
THOMAS FEN
WICK. DIED 22
OF FEB A D
1633
HERE. LIETHE.
BODY.OF.IOHN.
FENWICK. WHO.
DIED . MAY.6.
1682
I F 1693 WF
ObjProdDate1633–1693
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Thomas Fenwicke, woollen draper, 22 Feb 1633/34; John Fenwick, tanner Ch., 7 May 1682; Infant of Wm Fenwicke tanner, 16 Jan 1692/93
CurrentLocNotefixed | Bay 2 of aisle partly under paintings N side
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF4; EM 208; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.4

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TitleLedger stone of Katherine ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCut and worn floor slab, near Flavinus stone. West side only remains, and fragments; the remaining inscription is along the west side. Caps.
InscriptionINTERRED THE BODY OF KATHERINE THE…
HA L
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF1

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TitleLedger stone of the Hogarth family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionIncised and filled lettering, in plain linear border, curved top line. Roman caps, good condition.
Inscription
HERE LIE THE BODIES
OF ROBERT HOGARTH
OF HEXHAM
WHO DIED MAY 20th, 1840
AGED 54 YEARS
AND HANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MAY 18th, 1849
AGED 63 YEARS
AND ROBERT THEIR SON
WHO DIED MAY 11th, 1848
AGED 27 YEARS
AND JANE THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED APRIL 9th, 1832
AGED 17 YEARS
ObjProdDatec1849?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Robert Hogarth, 56, 24 May 1840; Hannah Hogarth, 62, 21 May 1849; Rob Hogarth, 27, 15 May 1848; Jane Hogarth, 17, 18 Apr 1832.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF2

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TitleLedger stone of the Fairlamb (?) family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPart of a slab, very worn, near S Choir Aisle; name not certain.
Inscription
FAIRLAMB [?]
[?]1831 Aged 69 Years
JANE FAIRLAMB [?]their D
May 19 1835 Aged 83 Y
1835
ObjProdDate1832–1835
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: George Fairlamb, 69, 15 Sep 1832; Jane Fairlamb, 83, 21 May 1835.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF3; 1966 p.4

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TitleGravestone of the Ridley family
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSquare-section column gravestone in the centre of the Old Churchyard.
Inscription[East face]
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF JOHN RIDLEY,
GLOVE MANUFACTURER,
HEXHAM,
IN THE WORLD HE WAS
UPRIGHT AND CIRCUMSPECT ;
IN THE CHURCH
DEVOUT AND EXEMPLARY ;
IN THE FAMILY
PIOUS AND AFFECTIONATE ,
TO THE DUTIES OF
VISITING THE SICK, AIDING THE POOR,
AND RECOMMENDING RELIGION ,
HIS BEST ENERGIES WERE DEVOTED.
WHILST FOR SALVATION
HE TRUSTED WHOLLY TO THE
MERITS OF JESUS CHRIST .
HE DIED AUG.15,1822 ,
AGED 63 YEARS .

[South face]
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN RIDLEY,
AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN
AND HANNAH ERRINGTON.
IN EARLY LIFE,
SHE SPENT SOME TIME IN THE
FAMILY OF THE EXCELLENT
COMMENTATOR THOMAS SCOTT;
WHOSE PIOUS COUNSELS WERE
GREATLY BLESSED TO HER SOUL.
SHE RETURNED TO HEXHAM,
WHERE THE REST OF HER LIFE
PRESENTED A HAPPY INSTANCE OF
ARDENT DEVOTION TO GOD,
ANXIOUS CONCERN FOR THE
SALVATION OF SINNERS,
AND FIRM FAITH IN
THE BLESSED SAVIOUR.
SHE DIED AUG.28,1826,
AGED 66 YEARS.

[North face]
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS SON OF JOHN
AND ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
WHO DIED OCT.3,1817,
AGED 17 YEARS.
ALSO OF ANN
WIFE OF ROBERT RIDLEY,
WHO DIED APRIL 2, 1835,
AGED 42 YEARS.

[West face]
MARY ERRINGTON
SISTER OF ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
DIED JAN.26,1811,
AGED 53 YEARS.
HANNAH
WIFE OF NICHOLAS TEMPERLEY,
AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
DIED SEP.17,1816,
AGED 29 YEARS.
NICHOLAS, JOHN, AND MATTHEW,
THE CHILDREN OF
NICHOLAS AND HANNAH TEMPERLEY,
DIED IN THEIR EARLY YOUTH.
WILLIAM RIDLEY,
MARINER,
BROTHER OF JOHN RIDLEY,
DIED NOV.13,1838,
AGED 86 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1811–1838?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Jn Ridley, 63, 17 Aug 1822; Eliz Ridley, 66, 30 Aug 1826; Thos Ridley, 18, 5 Oct 1817; Ann Ridley, 42, 5 Apr 1835; Mary Errington, spr, 29 Jan 1811; Han Temperley, wife of Nic, 29, 19 Sep 1816; Nic Temperley, s.o. Nic, shopkeeper, 23 Aug 1808; Nic Temperley, 9, 19 May 1819; Jn Temperley, 11, 10 Aug 1822; Wm Ridley, 86, 17 Oct 1838.
CurrentLocationExterior/North Transept/Graveyard North

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TitleLedger-stone of John Taylor
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBroken and worn fragment of ledger-stone with inscription along both long edges; many rust-like stains.
Inscription… OF IOHN TAYLOR MERCHAN…
… SEPTEMBER THE 30th …
CurrentLocNotefixed | S end of bay 1 | fixed
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1198
TitleWall plaque – Mary Young
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plaque in memory of Mary Young; maker’s name inscribed at bottom
Inscription
In Memory of
Mary Young,
who died at
Breckon Hill,
1871.
ObjProdOrganisationVan Der Velde, Newcastle on Tyne
ObjProdDatec1871?
ObjectHistoryNoteLast seen at St Mary Lowgate.
2009. On 8th October the Rector said that he did not want these to be put up in the Abbey; to leave them where they were until the future of the building was known.
I [CND] spoke to the men (in August?[2016]) who were working from scaffolding on the north side [of St Mary Lowgate] and asked about the brass tablets. One said that he would speak to his mother. Later, in a phone call, she said that they would be taken down and sent to the Abbey within days. I wrote to the Rector and John Robinson and told them but I have never heard the tablets mentioned since then.
Dimensions380 × 380
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1199
TitleWall plaque – Mary Walker Young
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plaque in memory of Mary Walker Young; maker’s name inscribed at bottom
Inscription
In Remembrance of
Mary Walker Young,
of Breckon Hill,
who died
1921.
ObjProdOrganisationVan Der Velde, Newcastle on Tyne
ObjProdDatec1921?
ObjectHistoryNoteLast seen at St Mary Lowgate.
2009. On 8th October the Rector said that he did not want these to be put up in the Abbey; to leave them where they were until the future of the building was known.
I [CND] spoke to the men (in August?[2016]) who were working from scaffolding on the north side [of St Mary Lowgate] and asked about the brass tablets. One said that he would speak to his mother. Later, in a phone call, she said that they would be taken down and sent to the Abbey within days. I wrote to the Rector and John Robinson and told them but I have never heard the tablets mentioned since then.
DimensionsW 535 | H 404
CurrentLocationUnknown

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TitleElizabeth Scott’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone cemented against wall (perhaps concealing further inscription).
Weathered but legible lower case inscription. Open book decoration.
Bottom right corner broken off.
InscriptionHere lies the Body of
Mrs Elizabeth Scott.
late Spouse of Mr.
Thomas Scott Presby
terian Minister at Hex
ham who died ????
[the 7th day of May 1762, age 27?]
ObjProdDate1762?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1762, May 9 Scott Eliz wife o Mr.
DimensionsW 560 | H 690 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 1 A1 15

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TitleJewitt family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey micaceous sandstone, upright, decorative parallel line tooling at top
and sides. Roman caps. Bottom 5 lines all deeper engraving; bottom 2 lines with larger initial caps.
Inscription
ERECTED BY ANN JEWITT
TO THE MEMOREY OF MARY ROBSON
ONE OF THE BEST OF WIFES,
AND TENDEREST OF MOTHERS
DIED MAY 24th 1791
AGED 60 YEARS
JOHN SON OF JOSIAH AND MARY
JEWITT OF CORBRIDGE WHO DIED
NOVR, 18TH 1826 AGED 13 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF JOSIAH JEWITT
DIED SEPT 25TH 1846 AGED 69 YRS
ObjProdDate1791–1846
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcripts: 1791, May 26 Robson wife o Wm, mason; 1826, Nov 20 Jewitt Jn, Glendue, 14; 1846, Sep 28 Jewitt Mary, Dilston Toll Gate, 69.
DimensionsW 730 | H 1140 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 2 A2 47

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TitleJohn Forster’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone, upright, lc lettering, place-name in italics, decorative cherub’s head and wings
InscriptionHere lies the Body of Iohn
Forster of Winlaton Mill
who died Jan.2:1778. Aged 80
ObjProdDate1778
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: [not found]
DimensionsW 760 | H 700 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 3 A3 46

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TitleLazarus Angas’ gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone upright, weathered at top and partly illegible. Decorative top, heart motif. Lower case lettering, surnames italic. Parents’ surname possibly altered from “Angas”?
InscriptionHere Lieth the Body
of Lazarus Angas Son of Will
iam and Hannah Angus of
Juniper Dye House who Dep
arted this Life March 1st
1762 Aged 13 years and 9
Months. Swift was his flight
and Short the Road: He closd
his Eyes and Saw his God;
The flesh rests here till Jesus
Come and claim the Treasure
from the Tomb
ObjProdDate1762
ObjectHistoryNoteLAZARUS ANGUS, b. 1748, Hexham; d. 1 March 1762, aged 13 yrs 9 mths. He was buried on the 3 March 1762, Hexham, St Andrew, Northumberland.
Burial register transcript: 1762, Mar 3 Angus Lazarus s.o. Wm.
DimensionsW 620 | H 980 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 4 A4 14; NCH3 p.199
URLSee also: sites.google.com

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TitleWalton family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, cusped Gothic arch head, upright facing south beside gatepost, Roman caps and Lower case, lower lettering badly weathered.
Inscription
In
MEMORY OF
HENRY WALTON
of HEXHAM,
For 32 Years ACTUARY of the
T1NDALE WARD SAVINGS BANK,
WHO DIED FEB. 7. 1854,
AGED 68 YEARS.
And of JANE, his Wife who
Died Nov. 23. 1831, Aged 45 Years.
ALSO OF THEIR SONS,
JOSEPH, who died Sep. 3. 1834,
Aged 22 Years, HENRY, who died
Feb. 19. 1847, Aged 37 Years.
WILLIAM, who died June 21, 1848,
Aged 30 Years, and THOMAS WHITE
who died July 4, 1850, Aged 19 Years
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
SUSANNA WIFE OF
WILLIAM GILLIES OF HEXHAM
TOBACCONIST
WHO DIED DEC. 8, 1856,
AGED 28 YEARS.
ALSO OF THREE CHILDREN WHO
DIED IN INFANCY.
ObjProdDatec1854
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcripts: 1831, Nov 25 Walton Jane, H, 46; 1834, Sep 7 Walton Jsp. H, 22; 1847, Feb 22 Walton Hen. H, 37; 1848, Jun 23 Walton Wm, H, 30; 1850, Jly 7 Walton Thos White, H, 19.
318; Gillies, William; Tobacconist; 37; Hexham; 13 Feb 1862; Thos.Denham; A314 (unconsecrated)
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 5 A9 10

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TitleLeadbitter family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFreestanding sandstone, decorative top, lettering good, Gothic and Roman
Inscription
The place of interment of the
REV. JASPER LEADBITTER,
THE SIXTH LEADBITTER OF THE
ORDER OF ST DOMINICK
5th son of MATTHEW LEADBITTER
of Low Warden and of his wife
ELIZABETH HERON born on the
11th May 1749, Resided in Hexham
50 years and died on the 5th
July 1830 aged 81 years
RIP
ObjProdDate1830
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1830, Jly 4 Leadbitter Rev Jasper, R.C. Priest, H, 81.
DimensionsW 830 | H 1200
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 6 A8 31; NCH3 p.199

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TitleDinning family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGround slab, sandstone.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ANNE Daughter of THO DINNING
DRAPER, HEXHAM,
Who Died June 10th 1835
Aged 9 Months.
Also of four Children
Who died in Infancy.
Also of his son JOHN, who died
12. Nov. 1857. Aged 18 Years.
ObjProdDate1835–1857
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1835, Jun 11 Dinning Ann, H, 9m.
DimensionsH 730 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 8 B7 23

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TitleJohn McAdam’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGround sandstone, Roman caps
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
JOHN McADAM,
TEA DEALER, HEXHAM
A NATIVE OF THE PARISH OF
PENNINGHAME,
WIGTONSHIRE,
SCOTLAND,
WHO DIED MAY 3, 1852,
AGED 42 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1852
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John McAdam Q2 1852 Hexham.
DimensionsH 1280 | W 870
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 9 B9 30

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TitleMargaret Hawxwell’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright stone, roof carving
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HAWXWELL,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEP. 30, 1856,
AGED 28 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1856
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: Margaret Hawxwell Q3 1856 Hexham.
Christening index: Margaret Ann Hawxwell 01 Oct 1856 Hexham, father John Hawxwell, mother Margaret.
DimensionsH 1380, 2330 including cross on block | W 730
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 10 B11

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TitleRobson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, sandstone
Inscription
THE
BURYING PLACE OF
JOSEPH ROBSON,
GARDENER, HEXHAM.
JOHN AND JOSEPH
TWIN BROTHERS, HIS SONS,
DIED MARCH 30TH,1826,
IN INFANCY.
MARY HIS DAUGHTER
DIED SEP.1ST, 1832,
AGED 3 YEARS
ANNAS HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED AUG.17TH. 1845,
AGED 13 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1826–1845
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1826 Mar 31 Robson Jn Hexham 1d, Robson Jsp Hexham 1d; 1832 Sep 3 Robson Mary Hexham 3; 1845 Aug 20 Robson Agnes Hexham 13.
DimensionsH 1450 | W 820
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 12 B8 9

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TitleBushby family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFree-standing sandstone, shell and floral decoration
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH wife of CHRISTOPHER BUSHBY
ROPE MAKER
Who died March 28th 1825 Aged 47 Years
ELIZABETH Daughter of the above
Died Feby 26th 1816 Aged 1 month
ROBINSON Son of the above
Died Sep: 11th 1822 Aged 3 Weeks
WILLIAM BUSHBY, Died July 3rd
1840 Aged 27 Years
ALSO UP THE ABOVE
CHRISTOPHER BUSHBY,
WHO DIED AUG. 31, 1853
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN, SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 25, 1856
AGED 35 YEARS
ObjProdDate1825–1856
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: William Bushby Q3 1840 Hexham; Christopher Bushby Q3 1853 Hexham; John Bushby Q1 1856 Hexham
Burial register transcript: 1825 Apr 1 Bushby Eliz Hexham 47; 1816 Feb 27 Bushby Eliz Hexham 3m; 1822 Sep 12 Bushby Robinson Hexham 2w; 1840 Jly 5 Bushby Wm Hexham 27.
DimensionsH 1210 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 13 B5 22

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TitleBell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, tall red sandstone, decorated
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BELL of
Hexham
FLOUR DEALER, who died
November 21st 1847,
Aged 63 Years.
Also of JANE wife of the Above
GEORGE BELL, who died March 14th
1850 aged 62 years.
Also of GEORGE BELL, Grandson
of the above who died March 14th
1850 In Infancy.
Also of GEORGE BELL, Grandson
of the above who died May 15th 1853
In Infancy.
ObjProdDate1853
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: George Bell Q4 1847 Hexham; Jane Bell Q1 1850 Hexham; George Bell Q1 1850 Hexham; George Bell Q2 1853 Hexham.
Burial register transcript: 1847 Nov 24 Bell Geo Hexham 63; 1850 Mar 16 Bell Geo Hexham 14w.
“To the beloved memory of Ann, wife of George BELL of Haining Croft, Hexham, who d. 5 Jan. 1880 aged 58 yrs. Also of the above George BELL who d. 17 Oct. 1887 aged 75 yrs. Their infant children who d. 14 Mar. 1850 and 15 May 1853 interred in the Campy Hill, Hexham Abbey. …” [Inscription at cemetery 4/34]
DimensionsH 1840 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 14 B2 5
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.31.

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TitleWray/Farbridge/Stainthorpe gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLast entry letters smaller and deeper. Last line of inscription barely legible.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA WRAY, who died
Dec. 26th 1799, aged 74 Years.
Also REBECCA FARBRIDGE,
who died April 20th 1808, aged 56 Years
Also MATILDA FARBRIDGE,
who died Dec. 22nd 1812, aged 9 Years.
Also JOHN FARBRIDGE,
who died July 24th 1820, aged 65 Years.
Also MARTHA FARBRIDGE
who died Oct. 26th 1826 aged 51 Years.
Also ELIZABETH FARBRIDGE
WIFE of JOHN FARBRIDGE,
who died May 14th 1834, aged 78 Years.
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN STAINTHORPE,
SOLICITOR, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED ON THE 17. DAY OF
DEC. 1851, AGED 37 YEARS,
MUCH AND DESERVEDLY RESPECTED.
ObjProdDate1834–1851
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John Stainthorpe Q4 1851 Hexham.
Burial register transcript: 1799 Dec 18 Wray Mrs wid; 1808 Apr 23 Farbridge Rebecca wife o Thos, tanner; 1812 Dec 25 Farbridge Matilda d.o. Thos, tanner; 1820 Jly 27 Farbridge Jn Hexham 63; 1826 Oct 29 Farbridge Martha Hexham 32; 1834 May 18 Farbridge Eliz Hexham 78.
DimensionsH 1550 | W 930
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 15 * 28

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TitleFarbridge family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionUpright, purple slate, plain convex top.
Inscription
SACRED to the MEMORY
OF
JOHN FARBRIDGE, M.D.
who died Sepr 21st. 1853,
Aged 60 Years.
SARAH ANN FARBRIDGE,
his daughter died Sepr 23rd 1853,
Aged 33 Years.
MATILDA REBECCA FARBRIDGE,
his daughter died Sepr 23rd 1853,
Aged 27 Years.
Also SARAH FARBRIDGE,
his Wife and Mother to the above
who died Sepr 24th 1853,
Aged 58 Years.
ObjProdDate1853
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John, Ann, Matilda, and Sarah Farbridge all Q3 1853.
From The [London] Standard, Tuesday September 27th 1853: “The Cholera – Hexham – The secretary to the sanitary committee in this place has been attacked with the epidemic. During the last two days four deaths from cholera have taken place. Choleraic diarrhœa is almost universal, and it is only by prompt and energetic treatment that the disease is arrested in this stage. Mr. Farbridge (as stated in the Standard of Saturday [24th]) has fallen a victim to the disease, and his wife and two daughters were afterwards attacked, and the latest accounts state that they also have since died.”
“At Hexham 25 per cent, of the whole population was more or less affected, and the number of deaths 26. One medical gentleman, Mr. Farbridge, his wife and two daughters, were amongst the lamented victims.” [T Fordyce “Historical Register” p.284]
DimensionsH 1300 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 16 B10 25

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TitleArmstrong family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone pyramid above cuboid base with inscriptions on east and north faces.
Inscription[east face]
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF NICHOLAS ARMSTRONG,
WHO DIED SEP. 16TH [1848] AGED 48
“Rest in the Lord.” [?]

[north face]
MARK JOBSON ARMSTRONG
DIED FEB.24TH. 1849 [?] AGED 26
“Be ye also ready, for in such
an hour as ye think not the Son
of man cometh.”
ObjProdDate1848
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: Caroline Sarah Armstrong Q3 1848 Hexham; Mark Armstrong Q1 1848 Castle Ward Northumberland.
Burial register transcript: 1848 Sep 20 Armstrong Caroline Sarah, Leazes 48; 1849 Jan 27 Armstrong Mark, Leazes 26.
DimensionsSquare Base H 910 | W 560 | Pyramid Whole H 2130 | W 690
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 17 B9a 19

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TitleDawson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, facing E; grey sandstone, good condition, inscription clear but weathered at base; chipped at top, Lettering varied, last addition deeply carved.
Inscription
In Memory of
DANIEL DAWSON Glover
Who Died July 26 1824
Aged 62 Years
Also MARY HIS DAUGHTER
Who Died Mar. 31, 1846.
Aged 49 Yrs.
ALSO HANNAH HIS WIFE.
WHO DIED JUNE 20, 1853.
AGED 81 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1824–1853
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1824 Jly 28 Dawson Danl. Hexham 62; 1846 Apr 2 Hexham 49.
DimensionsW 660 | H 1000 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 20 A6 8

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TitleMcKane family memorial
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, fine sandstone, ornamental head with scrolls either side; condition good except at base, badly eroded, stone flaking.
Inscription
ERECTED
by his
affectionate widow
ISABELLA McKANE
Affliction’s bitter cup is past,
Life’s chequer’d scene is o’er,
With Jesus now they calmly rest;
Till time shall be no more.
In MEMORY of
George, second Son of
OLIPHANT and ISABELLA McKANE
Who Died April 26, 1860, Aged 44 Years.
and was interred in
Victoria Park Cemetery London
Also WILLIAM, JOHN and JAMES
Who Died in infancy
Sons of [???] and ELIZABETH [?]
ObjProdDate1860?
ObjectHistoryNoteEngland Births and Christenings, 1538–1975: George McKane born 07 Jan 1816, Christened 01 Mar 1816 Ebenezer Independent Hexham, father Oliphant, mother Isabella.
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 21 A7

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TitleLyon family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, sandstone, good condition
Inscription
Sacred
To the Memory of ROBERT
SON of WILLIAM LYON
Who departed the 27th Novr, 1823
Aged 31 Years.
Also THOMAS LYON BROTHER of
the above Who died at Port Maraut
JAMAICA May 6 1819
Aged 18 Years
ObjProdDate1823
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1823 Nov 30 Lyon Rob Hexham 31.
DimensionsW 760 | H 1170 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 22 B1 7

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TitleMary Catherine Cole’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, Roman caps
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY CATHERINE RELICT
OF THO C COLE ESQr.
WHO DIED OCT 25TH 1828
AGED 58
ObjProdDate1828
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1828 Oct 29 Cole Mary Cath Hexham 58.
DimensionsW 850 | H 1100 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 23 B4 29

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TitleGillhespy family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, upright, decorative top. Very difficult to read bottom lines.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS, Son of JOHN and
ELIZABETH GILLHESPY, of Hexham
Died, March 16th 1833 Aged 28 Years.
Also CATHARINE their
Daughter Died July 10th 1835
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO SARAH THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED OCT.14.1847,
AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN GILLHESPY,
WHO DIED JUNE 30, 1856,
AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH GILLHESPY,
WHO DIED SEP.16TH 1864,
AGED 86 YEARS.
AND WAS INTERRED AT WARDEN.
ObjProdDate1833–1864
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1833 Mar 19 Gilhespie Thos Hexham 28; 1835 Jly 12 Gilhespie Cath Hexham 22; 1847 Oct 16 Gilhespie Sarah Hexham 27.
DimensionsW 860 | H 1680
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 24 B3 6

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TitleIrwin family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionTop half missing.
Inscription
died Aug 6th 1822
Aged 78 years.
WILLIAM,
their Son died Feb.1st, 1857
Aged 79 yrs. ROBERT
Son of WILLIAM IRWIN,
died Aug.7,1861,
Aged 59 Years.
ObjProdDate1822–1861
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1822 Aug 8 Irwin Geo Hexham 78.
DimensionsW 650 | H (of what remains) 530
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 25 * 11

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TitleRobert Matthew Parke’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, Roman caps. Some of inscription damaged. Very badly flaking.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF ROBERT MATTHEW PARKE
OF LOUGH BROW, WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
22[?] DAY OF JUNE 1845
AGED 66 YEARS
ObjProdDate1845
DimensionsW 1020 | H 1360
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 26 A9a 27

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TitleReed family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright; Roman and italic uc and lc; badly worn
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARGARET THOMPSON,
Widow of William Reed
And after wife of Robert Thompson
who died the 11 April, 1835;
Aged 76 Years.
MARGARET ELIZABETH
daughter of James and Elizabeth Reed,
who died the 21 Nov 1817
Aged 2 Years and 2 Months
Also WILLIAM REED
who died the 11 Feb 1823
Aged 11 Years
MARGARET wife of WILLIAM
who died the 2nd Jan 1827
Aged 38 Years
ObjProdDate1835
DimensionsH 1570 | W 900
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 27 C7 26

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TitleMary Mitchinson’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionRed sandstone, Roman caps. Much flaking, worse lower down.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF MARY, WIFE OF
ROBERT MITCHINSON,
SHIP OWNER,
OF SUNDERLAND,
WHO DIED AT HEXHAM
JULY 11, 1817,
AGED 72 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1817
DimensionsH 1720 | W 970
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 28 C6 4

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TitleRobson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, red sandstone
Inscription
THE BURYING PLACE
OF JAMES R0BS0N,
GROCER, HEXHAM
RALPH HIS SON, WHO DIED
DEC.22,1819, IN INFANCY.
ALSO RALPH HIS SON, WHO DIED
FEB.7,1822, AGED 9 MONTHS.
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED AUGUST 7, 1833,
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO JANE HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED OCT.21,1833,
IN INFANCY.
ALSO JOHN HIS SON, WHO DIED
MARCH 1,1843 AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES ROBSON
WHO DIED APRIL 8,1843
AGED 55 YEARS.
MARY ROBSON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE [?]
[?]
ObjProdDate1843
DimensionsH 1700 | W 990
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 30 C4 20

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TitleArmstrong & Grant gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright against W wall, sandstone with decorative angels and trumpets.
Inscription
In Memory of Jane, Wife of
Francis Armſtrong of Hexham
obt May 7 1791, Æt 54.
Alſo of Francis Armſtrong
obt Febry 9th 1815 Æt 88.
Alſo of Jane, Dau. of John Grant
obt Jany 7th 1806, Æt 6.
Also The Said John Grant
Died April 22nd 1842
Aged 66 Years
Also of Elizabeth, Wife of The
Above JOHN GRANT,
Who Died Aug.7,1855;
Aged 78 Years.
InscriptionLanguageLatin (part)
ObjProdDate1806–1855
DimensionsH 1130 | W 730
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 31 C3 3

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TitleAnn Straughan’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF ANN STRAUGHAN, OF
SOUTH SHIELDS,
WHO DIED MAY 16, 1834,
AGED 67 YEARS.
ALSO OF
GEORGE STRAUGHAN,
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED IN LONDON, JUNE 3,1832
AND WAS INTERRED IN
SHADWELL CHURCHYARD,
AGED 48 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1834
DimensionsH 1370 | W 830
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 32 C2 18

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TitleWood family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, against SW wall; Gothic and Roman lettering
Inscription
In Memory of
HANNAH WOOD WIFE OF IOHN WOOD
OF HEXHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1821.
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF THE SAID JOHN WOOD
WHO DIED MARCH 29th 1834
AGED 72 YEARS
ObjProdDate1821–1831
DimensionsH 1480 | W 920
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 33 C1 2

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TitleRichardson, Campbell, & Gordon gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionPyramidal stone by church wall; has inscriptions on two sides; 1st side, lettering mixed Gothic, Roman, Italic, mostly barely legible.
Inscription[East face of pyramid]
In
Memory of
THE REV.
JAMES RICHARDSON,
Who was Minister of the Scotch
Church here thirteen Years
Died 11 December 1830
in the 40th Year of his Age
He died as he had lived, regarding himself
as the chief of sinners, but cherishing a
strong and an unwavering faith in
the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
HIS HOPE.

[Square panel below, badly worn]
In memory of
CHRISTINA CAMPBELL,
who was born on the 19th of January, 1793, and who died on the 6th of April, 1828, at Gordon castle, in the parish, and was buried
in the churchyard of Inveresk, in Scotland.
ERECTED
BY HER HUSBAND,
JAMES RICHARDSON,
Pastor of the Scotch Church here.

[? North face of pyramid]
Sacred to the
memory of the
REV JOSEPH GORDON
for upwards of 11 Years Minister of
the Scotch Church, Hexham,
who Died July 17 1855
in the 37th Year of his Age.
ObjProdDate1828–1855
ObjectHistoryNote“Conscious of strange sensations, and asking a medical gentleman who was present what they meant, he was informed that they were the agonies of death ; he then breathed an earnest prayer, commending his spirit unto God, and immediately expired. This was on Saturday evening, December 11th, 1830. … As expressed by himself, in a brief monumental inscription, which he wrote a short time previous to his dissolution, and which he intended should prevent the partiality of his friends from furnishing one of a more flattering character : — ‘He died as he had lived, regarding himself as the chief of sinners, but cherishing a strong and an unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his hope.’ On the morning of interment, his people exhibited proof of attachment to their lamented minister. A great number of his congregation voluntarily assembled at the chapel in mourning, joined the funeral procession as it passed by, and followed the remains of their late beloved pastor to the grave.” [The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, for March, 1833, p.93]
“Soon after his settlement in Hexham, he had married a Miss C. Campbell, to whom he approved himself tenderly attached. … Mrs R’s health began visibly and seriously to decline ; and, on the 5th of April, 1828, he had to endure the stroke which deprived him of his highly esteemed wife, by whom had been soothed the keenest smart that e’er he felt on earth. This event took place at Musselburgh, Mrs R’s native town, whither she had gone in hopes of benefit from a change of air.” [ib. p.91]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 36 D2 17+54; NCH3 p.199

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TitleDavid King’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionAgainst W wall; large upright, slate, Roman caps
Inscription
TO THE
MEMORY OF
DAVID KING,
HEXHAM,
WHO DIED APRIL 2, 1851,
AGED 86 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1851
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 39 D1 1

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TitleStephenson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground, local sandstone; large Roman caps, lower case, Good condition, mossy, pointed top.
Inscription
Sacred
To the Memory of
DOROTHY, Sister of
MICHAEL STEPHENSON
PLUMBER HEXHAM who died
June 14th 1820 aged 28 Years
EL1ZH CATHNE his Daughter
died June 23rd 1825 aged 7
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MICHAEL STEPHENSON,
WHO DIED DEC.15, 1831
AGED 43 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1825–1831
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 51 G1

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TitleDryden family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionCurly top. Flat in the ground. Much of inscription illegible.
Inscription
Hugh Dryden….his dau…
John Stokoe DRYDEN
died March 12th 1828 aged 12
Years.
The above named JANE DRYDEN
died July 25-1831 Aged 47 Years.
ObjProdDatec1831
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 52

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TitleNevison family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Badly worn.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN NEVISON MASON
Who Died Feb 15 1854 Aged 51 Years
Also WILLIAM SON of
HENRY NEVISON (and) Grandson of
the above died July 29th 1853
Aged (4) Years
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN NEVISON
Who Died JAN 22 1865
Aged 63 Years
AND IS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
ObjProdDate1854–1865
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Nevison, John; Mason; 63; Hexham; 25 Jan 1865; J.Hudson; C586
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 53 E1

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TitleWilkinson daughters’ gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ANN ISABELLA,DAUGHTER
OF JOSEPH WILKINSON,
POST MASTER, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED MAY 5,1850,
AGED 14 MONTHS.
ISABELLA HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED JUNE 13, 1853,
AGED 3 YEARS.
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 54 * 32

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TitleCarr & Maddison gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground, grey sandstone, decorative carved top, urn (?teapot) within curve, generally good, some damage making one reading dubious; mossy, Lettering Roman caps and lc.
InscriptionHere lieth the Body of
Joſeph Carr Blackſmith
of Hexham who Departed
this Life the 20th of January
1773 aged 53 years
JANE wife of AMBROSE [?] MADD1SON
Died Nov: the 13th: 1785
Aged 35 Years
ObjProdDate1773–1785
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 55 E2 35

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TitleDixon family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Fancy top with swags
InscriptionMary the Wife of Chr.
Dixon died May ye 10th:
1763; and Fanny their dtr.
a month before their
Age was 38 and 9 Years
ObjProdDate1763
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 56 * 33

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TitleDonaldson & Bell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF JANE DAUGHTER OF
JAMES DONALDSON, DRAPER WHO
DIED MARCH 1, 1780 AGED 9 YEARS.
THE ABOVE JAMES DONALDSON DIED
OCT 21, 1781 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES DONALDSON, DIED JAN.
12,1785, AGED 63 YEARS.
JOHN BELL, DRAPER DIED AUG.
11, 1814 AGED 37 YEARS
MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BELL, DIED NOV.20,1818,
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET THE BELOVED WIFE
OF JAMES DONALDSON BELL,
WHO DIED MARCH 17, 1842
AGED 49 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1780–1818
ObjectHistoryNote“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at cemetery 27/27]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 57

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TitleMary Brown’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
InscriptionHere
Lieth the Body of
Mary Wife of
Gd Brown of the
West Greenridge
Died May 7 1774
Aged 61 years
ObjProdDate1774
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 58

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TitleAnn Hendry’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Plain rounded top. Roman capitals, elaborate decorative first letter ‘h’.
Inscriptionhere
Lieth the Body of ANN Dau
of JAMES and MARY HENDRY
Who Died March the 19; 1784
Aged 17 Years
ObjProdDate1784
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 59 E3

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TitleDinning & Dickenson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
Here
Lies The Body
of JOSEPH DINNING who
died Feb 17th 1783 age 55.
JANE his Wife who died Jan 8th
1789 AGED 60 and their Two Sons,
WILLIAM and JOHN who died young.
Also ROBERT DICKENSON Bookseller
of Hexham who died Jun 9th 1811
Aged 55 Years.
Also JOSEPH DINNING DICKENSON
Chemist and Druggist, Son of
the above ROBERT DICKENSON
died Jan 20th 1819 Aged 24 Years.
Also ISABELLA DICKENSON Widow
of the above ROBERT DICKENSON
who died Aug 29th 1822 aged 66 Years.
ObjProdDate1783–1822
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 60 * 39

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TitleMarshall family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF LANCELOT MARSHALL,
SKINNER, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED MAY 20 1813
AGED 44 YEARS.
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE,
DIED JAN.17,1834,
AGED 68 YEARS.
MARY HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED DEC.19,1850,
AGED 57 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1813–1850
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 63 * 36

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TitleThomas Moor’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground slab, grey sandstone, facing opposite direction to other stones, broken and only about half left; inscription appears complete and in good condition; lc and caps, decorative initial.
Inscription
The
Burial Place of
THOMAS MOOR CURRIER
ObjProdDatend
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 65 E7

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TitleJackson & Wrangham family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
MARGARET
WIFE OF RICHARD JACKSON
died Nov. 17th 1797
Aged 73 Years.
MARGT. WIFE of Wm. WRANGHAM
DRUGGIST, died Oct. 29th 1809
Aged 48 Years.
The said WILLm. WRANGHAM
died Jany ? 1819
Aged 65[?] Years.
ObjProdDate1797–1819
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 66 * 37

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TitleBaty family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ISAAC BATY
WHO DIED THE 30TH OF MAY 1805
AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DIED AT BERWICK
THE ?? OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 26 YEARS
EDWARD his SON who
died Sep. 18th 1820
Aged 31 Years.
ObjProdDate1805–1820
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 68 * 38

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TitleWilkinson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground grey sandstone slab, fair condition, mossy, Roman caps, ornately curved top.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILKINSON DIED AUGUST 19
1818 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS WILKINSON DIED JAN 27TH 1846
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH WILKINSON
DIED MAY 23RD 1833 AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS THEIR SON DIED APRIL
30TH 1841 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH SISTER TO THE ABOVE
THOMAS WILKINSON SENr DIED FEB
20 1850 AGED 60 YEARS
ObjProdDate1818–1850
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 69 E8 12

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TitleBell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
To the Memory of
WILLIAM BELL
who died March the 8th 1830
aged 85 Years.
Also ANN his Wife who died
Dec. 18th 1826 aged 90 Years.
Also MARY their Daughter who
died May 8th 1783 aged 12 Years
ELIZABETH BELL died March
8th 1837 aged 72 Years
ANN BELL died May 27th 1837
aged 66 Years
Also WILLIAM oldest son of the
above WILLIAM and ANN BELL
who died July 19th 1858,
Aged 81 Years
ObjProdDate1830–1858
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 70 * 40

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TitleNaomi Bell’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
[?] Here lieth
the body of Naomi
Wife To Wm Bell of
High Shield who died
June 12th 1764 Aged
55
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 71 * 41

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TitleErrington family + Smith gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
In
Memory of JOHN
Son of JOHN and Eliz
ERRINGTON who died in his Infancy.
Also of the said JOHN ERRINGTON
who died Oct 3 1810 Aged 53 Years.
Also of the said ELIZ ERRINGTON
who died Feb 4 1832 Aged 77 Years.
Also ISABELLA WIFE of
WILLIAM ERRINGTON CARR
who died June 6 1826 Aged 86 Yrs.
Also of the above WILLIAM ERRINGTON
who died Oct 13th 1832 Aged 52 Years.
JOHN ERRINGTON GRANDSON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED DEC 27 1841,
AGED 25 YEARS
Also PHOEBE SMITH who died
Oct 2, 1830 Aged 59 Years.
ObjProdDate1810–1830
ObjectHistoryNotebur. 1810 7.10. John Errington, Common carrier
Monday 15th Oct 1832: “Just opposite the gate, and very near the entrance to the ground, is the grave of William Errington, in making which the famous Hexham Stycas were found.” [Hexham Chronicle, Ridley 1862, p.62]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 72 * 42

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TitleGibson gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
InscriptionHere lie
George son of
J[oh]n Gibson, But[che]r
and Elizabeth his
Daur. 1765
ObjProdDate1765
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 73 * 43

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TitleGibson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
In Memory of
ISABELLA GIBSON, Daughter of
JOHN GIBSON, INN KEEPER of West
Boat who Died June 22, 1826
Aged 8 Years.
Also of the said JOHN GIBSON, who
Died July 7 1835 Aged 67 Years.
ALSO ISABELLA, WIFE OF
THE ABOVE JOHN GIBSON,
DIED DEC.1,1812,
AGED 61 YEARS.
Also JOHN son of GEORGE GIBSON,
WINE and SPIIRIT MERCHANT,
WEST BOAT,
AND GRANDSON of the ABOVE
Who died May 31 1858,
Aged 25 Years.
ObjProdDate1826–1858
ObjectHistoryNote“… In memory of John, son of George and Ann GIBSON of West Boat, who departed this life 31 May 1858 aged 25 yrs. Also of George their son who d. in infancy. They rest in the Abbey Church Yard. …” [Inscription at cemetery 30/69]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 74 * 44

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TitleWilson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge flat in ground sandstone slab, intact, moss covered; Roman caps, good condition; inscription only runs halfway down, Curving top, with deep relief carving of haloed, draped figure carrying book or scroll.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
of
THOMAS WILSON,
WINE AND
SPIRIT MERCHANT,
HEXHAM,
WHO DIED SEP. 13. 1851,
Aged 48 Years.
Also of ISABELLA, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5TH 1885,
In her 81st Year
AND IS BURIED IN ST ANDREW’S CEMETERY
HEXHAM
ObjProdDate1851–1885
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Wilson, Isabella Widow 79 Hexham 7 Oct 1885
“Isabella, widow of Thomas WILSON spirit merchant, d. 5 Oct. 1885 in her 80th yr” [Inscription at Cemetery 29/9: see URL]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 75 E9 45
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleHutchinson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge flat in ground sandstone slab, ornamental top, mossy but good condition. Lettering Gothic, Roman, caps and lc
Inscription
Sacred
To the memory of
THOMAS HUTCHINSON Butcher
who died May 25th 1782
Aged 40 Years
ISABELLA his Wife died July 21st
1817 Aged 77 Years
JOSEPH HUTCHINSON Butcher
died Feb 27th 1819 aged 47 Years
ALSO
MARGARET WHEATLEY
Wife of WM WHEATLEY Currier
Daughter of the above
THOMAS AND ISABELLA HUTCHINSON
who died May 21 1822
Aged 42 Years
ObjProdDate1782–1822
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 76 E10 13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1267
TitleMissing Carr gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionIn memory of Matthew Carr, who died 30 Nov., 1757, in his 70th year,
and of his wife Mary, who died 18 September, aged 51.
ObjProdDate1757
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 48; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1268
TitleMissing Charlton gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionSacred to the memory of John Headlam Charlton of Hexham, surgeon, who died Jan. 7, 1831, aged 31 years.
Also of Hannah, his daughter, who died Feb. 15, 1833, aged 10 years.
ObjProdDate1831–1833
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
“In memory of James Headlem CHARLTON M.R.C.S. obiit 7 Jan 1831 æt. 31 yrs. and is buried in the Abbey Churchyard …” [Inscription at cemetery 27/17]
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 49; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1269
TitleMissing Graham gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionOn Thomas Graham, tinker, who departed this life Feby. 7, 1778, aged 103.
Stop here ambition, ancestry, and state.
Delusive phantoms of the empty great;
Here honest poverty for mercy pleads.
Waits the last trump, and gloriously succeeds.
ObjProdDate1831–1833
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 50; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1270
TitleMissing Loraine gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionMary Loraine, died January 8, 1779, aged 63.
ObjProdDate1779
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 51; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1271
TitleMissing Loraine & Whitfield gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionSacred to the memory of Nevison Loraine, ironmonger, Hexham, who departed this life Sep. 24, 1839, in the 40th year of his age.
Also Robert Whitfield and Isabella, son and daughter of the above, who died in infancy.
ObjProdDate1839
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 52; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1272
TitleMissing Peile gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies the body of the Rev. Benjamin Peile [?] Oct. 13, 1790, aged 74 years.
Elizabeth, his widow, died March 24, 1797, aged 66 years.
[Bell Collection]
ObjProdDate1790–1797
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
Revd Peile was a “Dissenting minister”.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 53; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1273
TitleMissing Nattrass & Ruddock gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies interred the body of John Nattrass, gentleman, who departed this life, February 9, 1787, aged 70 years.
Also of Henry, son of Nicholas and Isabella Ruddock, and grandson of John Nattrass, who departed this life 3 March, 1784, an infant.
ObjProdDate1787
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 55; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1274
TitleMissing Ruddock gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionTo the memory of Nichohis Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died 16 Sept., 1818, aged 65 years.
Also of May Ruddock, wife of Nicholas Ruddock, of Hexham, who died 11 April, 1831, aged 45 years.
Also of Isabel Ruddock, relict of Nicholas Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died 23 May, 1832, aged 86 years.
Also of Nicholas Ruddock, of Oakerland, son of the above, who died 31 Dec, 1839, aged 57.
Also of John Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died June 5, 1857, aged 76 years.
ObjProdDate1818–1857
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 56; NCH3 p.199–200

ObjectNumberHEXAB1275
TitleMissing Surtees/Wilson/Atkinson gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies buried Dorothy Surtees, the wife of Cuthbert Surtees of Newbiggin, who died Feb. 15, 1751, aged 49 years.
Here lies buried Cuthbert Surtees of Newbiggin, who died Dec. 10, 1759, aged 52 years.
Also Elizabeth Wilson of Newbiggin, who died 12 July, 1803, aged 36 years.
Anthony Surtees, esq., of Newbiggin, son of the above-named Cuthbert and Dorothy, and many years major of the Northumberland Militia, who died 20 July, 1803, aged 60 years.
Also Jane Wilson, niece of the above-named Anthony Surtees, esq., who died June 23, 1826, aged 57 years.
Also Leonard Wilson, esq., of Newbiggin, who was buried Dec. 7, 1839, aged 70 years.
Also Dorothy Atkinson of Newbiggin, who was buried Sept. 9, 1840, aged 78 years.
John Atkinson, esq., of Newbiggin, buried Dec. 31, 1844, aged 76 years.
Also Emma Atkinson, youngest daughter of John Atkinson, esq., of Newbiggin, who died May 5, aged 3 months.
ObjProdDate1751–1844
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesIn NCH3 under heading “At the east end of the church”.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 57; NCH3 p.200