Thornbury Baptist Church

Graves in Old Burial Ground

Baptist – Old Burial Ground 2016-10-25T14:25:09+00:00

We are grateful to the Baptist Church in Thornbury for allowing us to look at the records held in their safe.  Amongst these we were fortunate to find a plan of the Old Burial Ground.  This gives each grave a reference number indicating its location in the graveyard.  The plan (shown above) is in the form of squares and each reference is made up from the number on each row and the letter on each column.

The register provides the names of people buried in each grave and the date they died and age at death.  We have listed below the names of people copied from the burial register.  We know from other sources that other people were buried in that part of the churchyard but we don’t know which grave they were buried in.

Click here to read about burials mentioned in Church Minutes

Click here for details of the Burial Certificates

It is interesting to note that the Church Minutes of 24th February 1845 said that the burial ground was nearly full and that in future ‘only members and their families and regular hearers’ would be permitted to be buried there until they were able to enlarge the churchyard.  They also decided to impose a charge of 2/6d be paid for burying a child under 15 years of age and 5/- for all above that age in addition to the charge for digging the grave.  A Church Minute dated 1st May 1848 shows that the Church bought a small piece of adjoining ground (61ft by 8ft) from William Osborne Maclaine for which it paid five shillings.  This land was incorporated into the Old Building Ground.

In 1895 there was a major extension to the burial ground when an adjoining section of land was purchased from the William Sutcliffe Marsh and further graves added in that part.  Click here to see a plan of that section of the graveyard and details of the people buried there.

The part of the graveyard known as the Old Burial Ground still exists and is open to visitors.  However please note that when the Church was re-developed in the 1980s the gravestones which remained were re-located around the wall of the graveyard.  These gravestones represent only a small proportion of the original graves and of the stones that remain some are completely illegible.  We have transcribed the stones that we were able to read.  Please click here to see those inscriptions

 

Grave Detail Age Date of death
1A Richard Hollester SHIPTON
Sophia Hester SHIPTON
Frances …….
32
40
39
28/12/1867
7/9/…
1B Lydia  BRUTON
Eli BRUTON
77
77
2/12/1877
24/11/1880
1C Charlotte WILSON
Emma DAY
George  …….
72
67
..
28/10/1882
31/7/1880
….
2A B. H. S.
S. H. S.
F. C. S.
1867
1878
1879
2C C. B. W.
E. D.
C. W.
1882
1880
1897
2D Matthew CULLIMORE
Matilda CULLIMORE
Amelia CULLIMORE
Charlotte CULLIMORE
69
83
19
23
24/9/1890
17/3/1902
7/10/1867
6/12/1874
2L Selina KNIGHT
Walwyn BAYLIS
Hannah BAYLIS
26
72
19
17/11/1833
4/2/1872
3C George BRUTON
Ann BRUTON
71
84
11/4/1878
14/8/1886
3E Hannah TWINING
Phoebe WELCH
Issac TWINING sen.
61
63
64
14/4/1842
12/4/1842
8/5/1847
3G James PERRY
Mary Ann PERRY
69
81
18/4/1893
9/2/1905
3L Mary Ann BRUTON
Sarah Ann BRUTON
Elizabeth BRUTON
Emma BRUTON
6
13
47
82
29/12/1839
15/6/1849
13/4/1878
5/7/1921
5A John Croome LANE
Catherine LANE
George Archer LANE
Minnie LANE
6
66
80
42
24/4/1860
13/8/1897
24/5/1906
19/9/1906
5C Elizabeth GIBBS 48 27/12/1869
5D Anna Maria SHEPHERD
George SHEPHERD
…..
69
31/8/1869
13/7/1870
5E William PHELPS
Sophia PHELPS
62
69
13/7/1874
21/2/1880
5F H. T.
P. W.
I. T.
1842
1842
1847
5G Thomas RICKETTS
Phoebe Elizabeth RICKETTS
64
87
8/3/1876
28/1/1902
5L Eli BRUTON
Maria BRUTON
84
..
11/2/1911
….
5M James ELEY
James ELEY
Elizabeth BRUTON
John BRUTON
1803
1794
1826
1848
6E Thomas MORGAN
Sarah MORGAN
7?
77
20/12/1869
17/1/1861
6G Edward RICKETTS
Emma Matilda RICKETTS
100
71
26/1/1905
16/12/1866
6H James APPLEGATE
Stephen APPLEGATE
Mary Ann APPLEGATE
39
83
90
1/3/1869
3/3/1867
12/6/1888
6K Elizabeth SAISE 27 2/9/1841
6L Elizabeth CAVILL
William Evans SHEPHERD
38
..
10/12/1867
..
6N James BRUTON
Mary BRUTON
Ernest BRUTON
William BRUTON
62
84
7m
14w
2/4/1862
29/3/1883
19/1/1861
13/2/1863
6O Thomas SHEPHERD
Jane SHEPHERD
John SHEPHERD
Mary SHEPHERD
73
64
70
57
27/10/1808
5/10/1812
4/11/1839
14/5/1834
7B Ann ANN
Thomas ANN
43
56
26/6/1856
1/7/1864
7D Emma KNAPP
Henry KNAPP
65
63
13/3/1882
16/12/1882
7J Margaret Ann CROSS
William Edwen CROSS
43
4m
6/5/1837
12/5/1837
7K ….
William LIDDIATT
Margaret LIDDIATT
79
73
83
1878
28/9/1886
17/7/1904
7L John LIDDIATT 35 11/3/1893
7M Mary Ann LIDDIATT
Harry LIDDIATT
30
64
29/8/1893
19/12/1929
7N George PERKS
Ann PERKS
21
69
29/4/1892
16/8/1897
7O James DAVIS
Luke DAVIS
19
11
28/2/1803
22/8/1803
8E BARRETT
BARRETT
1886
1891
8F Elizabeth POWELL 25/1/1793
8K Mary ELEY
Thomas ELEY
Sarah ELEY
66
70
94
25/11/1838
7/12/1839
18/5/1872
8L James ELEY (Berkeley)
Ann ELEY
Alice ELEY
Lewis George ELEY
56
67
19
19m
3/9/1861
18/7/1877
11/3/1865
11/3/1853
8M Several ELEYs
8N Alfred WILLIAMS
Caroline WILLIAMS
44
93
28/4/1886
12/1/1931
8 Elizabeth OSBORNE 35 10/9/1799
9H Jesse COSSHAM
Anne COSSHAM
Jesse COSSHAM
George COSSHAM
Ann Child WISE
Thomas WISE
41
64
8m
77
76
78
25/12/1797
4/7/1824
30/4/1797
9/4/1871
2/10/1869
8/5/1871
9M Elizabeth SLAIN 37 13/3/1835
9N Charles WILLIAMS
Mary WILLIAMS
71
74
31/7/1888
28/11/1894
9O William REED
Ann REED
William REED (Guernsey)
64
72
41
28/6/1809
21/10/1804
28/9/18??
10J Ernest STONE
Arthur James STONE
George STONE
Eliza STONE
10m
23
86
88
16/2/1889
28/12/1904
21/5/1937
14/3/1939
10M William LIDDIATT 35 19/10/1880

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