St Giles in the Wood Churchyard

St Giles in the Wood
Gravestones Part 1


Gravestone Here lies the Body of Michael
Cooke of this parish who departed
this life the 15th day
of September in the year 1777
and in the 70th year of his
Age
Michael COOKE, the son of Michael COOKE (1668-1717) and Mary CARTER, was baptised 17 Mar 1707 at Otterton, Devon. Michael came to St Giles in the Wood around 1740, and was buried there on 17 Sep 1777.

Gravestone Here lies
the Body of Michael Cooke the
son of Michael and Margaret
Cooke of this Parish who departed
this life ye 10th day of September
1747 aged 7 years

also here lies the Body of Michael
Cooke the son of Michael and
Margaret Cooke of this Parish ...
According to the St Giles in the Wood parish register, Michael COOKE, the son of Michael COOKE (1707-1777) and Margaret (? - 1791) was buried on 9 Sep 1747. Michael and Margaret's nextborn son, also named Michael, was baptised on 21 Dec 1748 at St Giles in the Wood and was buried on 20 Dec 1771.

Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
JAMES SNELL
of this Parish of Yarnscombe
who departed this life the 1st
day of Sep 1818 aged 59 Years
James SNELL was buried on 3 Sep 1818.

SACRED TO
THE MEMORY OF
FANNY
WIFE OF
WILLIAM SNELL,
OF THIS PARISH,
DIED JUNE 28, 1881
AGED 73 YEARS.
AND OF
WILLIAM SNELL,
DIED NOV 29, 1889,
AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO OF
FRANCIS SNELL
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 6, 1893,
AGED 89 YEARS
Frances SQUIRE, the daughter of John SQUIRE (1781-1850) and Mary CLEMENS (1784-1838) was baptised on 15 May 1808 at St Giles in the Wood, and was buried there on 29 Jun 1881. She married William SNELL, the son of Francis SNELL (1776-1837) and Susanna WILLIAMS (1783-1861) at St Giles in the Wood on 2 Apr 1835. William was baptised on 7 Jun 1804 at St Giles in the Wood, and was buried there on 4 Dec 1889. Francis SNELL, the brother of William SNELL, was baptised on 8 Aug 1813 at St Giles in the Wood, and was buried there on 10 May 1893.

Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of Mr Michael
Snell of the parish of Yarns-
-combe who departed this life
the 26th day of Novr 1810 in
the 32nd Year of his Age
Michael SNELL, the son of William SNELL (? -1800) and Rebecca COOKE (? -1779), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Aug 1779, and was buried there on 29 Nov 1810.

Gravestone TO
the memory of
HENRY & GRACE COOK
Henry died 1 July 1836
aged 36 Yrs
Grace died 28thAug
aged 41 Yrs
Henry COOKE married Grace WOOLLACOTT at High Bickington on 2 Aug 1824, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 3 Jul 1836. Grace WOOLLACOTT, the daughter of Roger WOOLLACOTT and Anne BROOKS, was baptised on 5 Feb 1797 at High Bickington, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 31 Aug 1836.

Gravestone In Loving Memory of
ELIZABETH
The beloved wife of
Thomas Bird
Who died Feb. 19th 1889
AGED 55 YEARS.
A dear one from our home is gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our midst
Which never can be filled
Elizabeth WARE, the daughter of William WARE (1789-1866) and Martha FOLLAND (1792-1859), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 20 Jan 1833. She married Thomas BIRD (1816-1904), son of Michael BIRD (1770-1853) and Jane LEMON (1773-1847), in 1877.

Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
FRANCIS THORNE
of this Parish (yeoman) who
was suddenly call'd from
hence on the 21st day of Mar. 1831
in the 45th Year of his Age
Leaving a Widow and 7 children
to Lament their loss
Also
Lawrence Thorne son of the
above Francis Thorne by Ann
his Wife who died the 6th day
of February 1831 Aged 2 Years
Francis THORNE, son of William THORNE (? - 1800) and Dorothy BLAKE (1743-1828), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 7 Jan 1787, and was buried there on 23 Mar 1831.

Lawrence THORNE, son of Francis THORNE and Ann BURRIDGE (1780-1855), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 15 Nov 1828, and was buried there on 10 Feb 1831.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
ANN THORNE
(Widow) of Francis Thorne of
this parish (Yeoman) who was
calld from hence on the 25th
day of Jany 1855 aged 74 years.
Also of
JAMES THORNE,
son of the above
who died Jan, 30, 1892,
Aged 74 Years.
"Whereas I was blind, now I see."
Ann BURRIDGE was born about 1780 in Shobrooke, Devon, died in Yarnscombe, Devon, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 29 Jan 1855. She married Francis THORNE (1787-1831) on 4 Sep 1811 at Upton Pyne, Devon.

James THORNE, son of Francis THORNE (1787-1831) and Ann BURRIDGE (1780-1855) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 19 Jan 1817.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
RICHARD THORNE
Son of Francis and Ann Thorne
Of this parish who was calld
From hence on the 27th
day of Octr 1851 aged 28 years.
Richard THORNE, the son of Francis THORNE (1787-1831) and Ann BURRIDGE (1780-1855), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Dec 1822, and was buried there on 27 Oct 1851.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
ELIZA THORNE
Daughter of Francis and Ann Thorne
Of this parish who was calld
from hence on the 28th day of Decr 1847
Aged 22 years.
Eliza THORNE, the daughter of Francis THORNE (1787-1831) and Ann BURRIDGE (1780-1855), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Sep 1825, and was buried there on 1 Jan 1848.

Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
MARY ANN THORNE
daughter of Francis and Ann Thorne
of this parish who was calld from
hence on the 7th day of
Januy 1850 aged 34 yrs
Mary Ann THORNE, the daughter of Francis THORNE (1787-1831) and Ann BURRIDGE (1780-1855), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 21 May 1815, and was buried there on 10 Jan 1850.

Gravestone In Affectionate Remembrance of
FANNY,
the beloved wife of
Frederick Alford,
of this parish,
who died Sept. 29th 1893
Aged 21 Years.
"In the midst of life we are in death."
Fanny Evelyn HOOKWAY, the daughter of William Brinsmead HOOKWAY (1840-1896) and Rebecca VODDEN (1845-1924), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 19 May 1873. She married Frederick William ALFORD (1862-1896), the son of John ALFORD (1842-1905) and Matilda Ford BEALEY (1838-1903), in 1893.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
FANNY HOOKWAY
Wife of
JOHN HOOKWAY,
Higher House of this parish,
Who departed this life
Janry 3rd 1879, aged 69 years.
Blessed are the dea which die in the Lord
Also
In Loving Memory of
The above
JOHN HOOKWAY
Higher House of this parish,
Who departed this life
July 17, 1886 Aged 81 Years
He is not dead but sleepeth
Fanny BRINSMEAD, the daughter of Thomas BRINSMEAD (1777-1855) and Margery SQUIRE (1784-1863), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 Mar 1811. She married John HOOKWAY, the son of Robert HOOKWAY (1783-1809) and Elizabeth NORMAN (1781-1854) at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Sep 1832. John was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Sep 1805.

Gravestone IN
Loving Memory of
ROBERT HOOKWAY
formerly of High Downs
who died at Hearson,
Swimbridge,
May 29th 1894
Aged 84 Years
"His end was peace."
Robert HOOKWAY, son of Robert HOOKWAY (1783-1809) and Elizabeth NORMAN (1781-1854), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 27 Aug 1809.

Gravestone

Gravestone
Emily Brinsmead died 10 September 1883 aged 79 years



Thomas Brinsmead died 24 July 1884 aged 79 years
Emily COCK was born about 1804 in St Giles in the Wood. She married Thomas BRINSMEAD, the son of Thomas BRINSMEAD (1777-1855) and Margery SQUIRE (1784-1863), at St Giles in the Wood on 6 May 1834. Thomas was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 16 Sep 1804.

Gravestone HERE Lyeth the Body of
Grace ye wife of John Brinsmead
of this Parish who Departed
This Life Dec the 26 1788 Aged
22 Years
Also here Lyeth ye Body of Mary
Brinsmead the _____
Grace JUDD married John BRINSMEAD (1765-1831), son of Robert BRINSMEAD (1727-1806) and Jane BENNET (? -1795), at St Giles in the Wood on 8 May 1786. Grace was buried on 26 Dec 1788. Mary BRINSMEAD, the daughter of John BRINSMEAD and Grace JUDD, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 10 Dec 1788 and was buried on 8 Jan 1789.

Gravestone HERE
lies the Remains of Grace
the Wife of Robert Brins-
-mead of this Parish who
Departed this life the 20th day of Mar 1791 Aged 90
YEARS
Grace VODDEN, the daughter of Lawrence VODDEN (? -1733) and Grace MULES (? -1748), was baptised at Beaford, Devon on 23 Jun 1702. She married Robert BRINSMEAD (1696-1774), the son of Henry BRINSMEAD (1642-1700) and Mary SIMS (? -1742), at St Giles in the Wood on 14 Oct 1719. Grace was buried on 23 May 1791.

Gravestone In Memory of John
Lilleycrop of this Parish,
who departed this Life the
18th day of May 1792 aged 63 Years
Also of Thos, Lilleycrop (son of
the above Jno, Lilleycrop by Susan
-na his Wife) departed this Life the
1th day of May 1781 aged 2 Years
Also on the Southside lie the
Remains of Thomas Jewell of
this Parish who departed this life
ye 7th day of Jany 1799 aged 81 Yrs
Also Mary Lilleycrop Daugtr
of the above Jno & Susanna Lil
-leycrop departed this life the
___ day of June 1799 aged 22 Years
John LILLEYCROP was buried at St Giles on the Wood on 21 May 1792. He married Susanna JEWELL (1755-1824), the daughter of Thomas JEWELL and Agnes FRIENDSHIP (1709 - ?), at Hatherleigh on 25 Jun 1776.

Thomas LILLEYCROP, son of John LILLEYCROP and Susanna JEWELL, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 3 May 1789, and was buried there on 28 Nov 1790. The date recorded on the gravestone is incorrect.

Thomas JEWELL, the father of Susanna JEWELL was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 11 Jan 1799.

Mary LILLEYCROP, the daughter of John LILLEYCROP and Susanna JEWELL, was baptised at Hatherleigh on 1 Jan 1777 and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 5 Jun 1799.

Gravestone SACRED
to the
memory of
ANN
the beloved and affectionate
wife of
RICHARD BRAGINTON
of Little Silver
who died Sept 11th 1866
aged 78 Years
also of the above
RICHARD BRAGINTON
for ___ years
Steward at Stevenstone
died Jan, 16th 1869
aged 84 Years.
Ann DWERRYHOUSE was born about 1788 in Liverpool, Lancashire. She married Richard BRAGINTON, the son of Richard BRAGINTON (1754-1812) and Ann BLATCHFORD, on 13 Sep 1806 at St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire. She died in Great Torrington and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 21 Sep 1866. Richard BRAGINTON was baptised on 4 Jun 1784 at Tavistock, Devon and died in Compton Gifford, Devon. He was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 21 Jan 1869.

Gravestone In Memory
of
Amelia Dwerryhouse Braginton
Daughter of
Richard and Ann Braginton
who departed this Life 6th Jany
1817 aged 9 Months
William Dwerryhouse Braginton
Son of the above named
Richard and Ann who died
30th April 1818 aged 4 Months
Amelia Dwerryhouse BRAGINTON, the daughter of Richard BRAGINTON (1784-1869) and Ann DWERRYHOUSE (1788-1866) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 12 Apr 1816 and buried there on 13 Jan 1817. Her brother, William Dwerryhouse BRAGINTON, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Jan 1818 and buried there on 3 May 1818.

Gravestone In Loving Memory of
Charlotte,
the beloved wife of
John Nancekievill,
who died April 26, 1891,
Aged 57 Years.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
also of
John Nancekievill
husband of the above,
who departed this life
May 19, 1891
Aged 58 Years.
"His rest shall be glorious"
Charlotte TANTON, the daughter of William TANTON (1803-1862) and Elizabeth HOOKWAY (1803-1891), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 6 Jul 1834. She married John NANCEKIEVILL, the son of Thomas NANCEKIEVILL (1805-1871) and Grace FORD (1814-1881) on 18 Sep 1854 at St Giles in the Wood. John was born about 1833 in Langtree, Devon.

Gravestone IN
Loving Memory
of
Elizabeth,
daughter of
John and Charlotte Nancekievill,
died May 20, 1883,
Aged 21 Years.
"Not dead, but sleepeth"
Elizabeth NANCEKIEVILL, the daughter of John NANCEKIEVILL (1833-1891) and Charlotte TANTON (1834-1891) was born in St Giles in the Wood in 1861.

Gravestone In
Loving Remembrance
of
ROBERT FOLLAND,
who died at Kingscott, St. Giles,
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1881,
Aged 54 Years.
"Having a desire to depart and to be with
Christ which is far better."
Also of his wife
SARAH FOLLAND,
who fell asleep Aug. 19, 1910,
Aged 88 Years.
"Peace perfect peace."
Robert, the son of Robert FOLLAND (1796- ?) and Mary HOGG (1796-1839), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 31 Dec 1826. He married Sarah "Sally" BRIGHT at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Jul 1851. Sarah, the daughter of John BRIGHT (1797-1866) and Elizabeth JOHNS (1789-1869), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 19 Jun 1825.

Gravestone In Loving Memory of
HENRY,
the beloved son of
Robert & Sarah FOLLAND,
of this parish,
Who died May 18th 1890,
Aged 18 Years.
"Take ye heed, watch and pray for ye
know not when the time is."
Henry FOLLAND, son of Robert FOLLAND (1826-1881) and Sarah BRIGHT (1825-1910), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 28 Dec 1872.

Gravestone In loving memory of
GEORGE FOLLAND
of this parish
Who died Jan. 7, 1886
Aged 64 years
Blessed are those who die in the Lord
George, the son of Robert FOLLAND (1796- ?) and Mary HOGG (1796-1839), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 21 Nov 1821.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
RACHEL and ELIZABETH
FOLLAND
Daughters of Henry and Elizth
Folland of this parish Rachel died
27th day of Nov: 1831 aged 2years
and 10 months. Elizabeth died the
29th Day of Augst 1848 aged 17 years and
6 months.
"For as in Adam all die even so in Christ
Shall all be made alive."
Also HENRY father of the
Above die the 11th day of Octr 1853
Aged 50 years.
Also RACHEL daur of the
Above died the 30th day of Decr 1853
Aged 17 years
Also of Elizabeth Folland, wife of
The above, who died Dec 10th 1890
Aged 90 years
Interred in Torrington Cemetery.
Rachel FOLLAND, daughter of Henry FOLLAND (1803-1853) and Elizabeth COPP (1800-1890), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 29 Jan 1829, and was buried there on 30 Nov 1831.

Elizabeth FOLLAND, daughter of Henry FOLLAND (1803-1853) and Elizabeth COPP (1800-1890), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 20 Feb 1831, and was buried there on 3 Sep 1848.

Henry FOLLAND, the son of John FOLLAND (1783-1845) and Sarah THORNE (1778- ?), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Jan 1803, and was buried there on 14 Oct 1853.

Rachel Gray FOLLAND, daughter of Henry FOLLAND (1803-1853) and Elizabeth COPP (1800-1890), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 24 Jan 1836, and was buried there on 1 Jan 1854.
Elizabeth COPP, wife of Henry FOLLAND (1803-1853), was born about 1800 in Alverdiscott, Devon.

Gravestone My glass in run, my time is past
And so may your's run all so fast
SACRED
To the memory of
JANE
Daughter of Edward and Mary
Symons, of Way Barton in this
Parish, who departed this Life the
6th day of February, 1842,
Aged 18 Years
As you pass by pray cast an eye,
As you are now so once was I;
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare yourself to follow me.
Jane, daughter of Edward SYMONS (1791-1865) and Mary THORNE (1793-1866), was baptised at Frithlestock on 11 May 1823 and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 9 Feb 1842.

Gravestone HERE Lieth the
Body of Martha Alford
of this Parish, who de-
parted this Life the 8th
day of June, in the Year
of our LORD 1758; in
the 28th Year of her Age.
Martha ALFORD, daughter of Peter ALFORD (? - 1767) and Martha (? - 1756) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 30 Mar 1730, and was buried there on 10 Jun 1758.

Gravestone Here lies the Body of
John Alford...
John ALFORD "of High Bickington" was buried on 6 Apr 1777.

Gravestone HERE Lieth the Body
of John the son of John Alford
And Catherin his Wife of the
Parish of Highbickington who
Departed this life the 2th day ___
Septembr) in the Year of our L___
1793 Aged 33 Yea__
John ALFORD, son of John ALFORD (? - 1777) and Catherine COLE (? - 1811) was baptised at High Bickington on 31 Jan 1760 and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 6 Sep 1793.

Gravestone HERE Lieth ye
Body of James Cock
Clark of this Parish who
Died March ye 14th 1760
Aged 63.
Also here lie Hugh Son
of ye above James Cock
also Clark who Died July...
James COCK was buried on 17 Mar 1760. Hugh COCK, the son of James COCK and Katherine, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 3 Jul 1728, and was buried there on 4 Jul 1784.

Gravestone HERE
lie the Remains of
HUGH COCK
of this Parish who died
the 6th day of August
1823 Aged 55 Years
Hugh COCK, the son of Hugh COCK (1728-1784) and Eleanor BRAUND (? -1800), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 29 May 1768, and was buried there on 10 Aug 1823.

Gravestone SACRED
to
the memory of
MATTHEW COCK
(of this parish) who departed
this life 1st Feb, 1871; aged 62 years
He died in peace
Also In Memory of
JAMES,
son of the above who died 31st Aug,
1871, Aged 32 Years.
In the midst of life we are in death
Matthew COCK, the son of Theophilus COCK (1771-1835) and Rachel LAKE (1774-1831), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Jan 1809, and was buried there on 6 Feb 1871.

James COCK, the son of Matthew COCK (1809-1871) and Jane TANTON (1809-1884) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Nov 1838, and was buried there on 3 Sep 1871.

Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
THEOPHILUS
son of Matthew and Jane Cock
of this parish who departed this
life 2nd May 1857 aged 22 years
ALSO
in memory of AUGUSTUS
brother of the above who died
2nd June 1857 aged 5 years
We___________________
Theophilis COCK, the son of Matthew COCK (1809-1871) and Jane TANTON (1809-1884), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 May 1835, and was buried there on 7 May 1857.

Augustus COCK, the son of Matthew COCK (1809-1871) and Jane TANTON (1809-1884), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 25 May 1852, and was buried there on 7 June 1857.

Gravestone In Affectionate Remembrance
of

RACHEL
Daughter of
MATT & JANE COCK
and Wife of
THOMAS HOOKWAY
who slept in Jesus
June 14th 1879 aged 32 years
Her end was peace
Also of JANE COCK
Wife of Matthew Cock
Who died Oct. 7, 1884
Aged 74 years.
Rachel Elizabeth COCK, the daughter of Matthew COCK (1809-1871) and Jane TANTON (1809-1884), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 12 Dec 1847. She married Thomas HOOKWAY (1846-1917), the son of John HOOKWAY (1805-1886) and Fanny BRINSMEAD (1811-1879), at St Giles in the Wood in 1876. Thomas later married Rachel's younger sister Mary Jane COCK (1849-1908)

Jane TANTON, the youngest daughter of John TANTON (1761-1824) and Catherine WILLIAMS (1768-1851) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 26 Jul 1809, and was buried there on 10 Oct 1884. She married Matthew COCK (1809-1871), the son of Theophilus COCK (1771 -1835) and Rachel LAKE (1774-1831) at St Giles in the Wood on 26 Mar 1834.

Gravestone BENEATH
is interred the body of
RACHEL COCK
wife of Theophilus Cock
35 years mistress of the Charity School
Establish in this Parish by the late
Denys Rolle Esq of Stevenstone
she was ______________ on the 19th
July ___________________ Years
In __________________________
_______________________ Christ
_____________________ disciple

Also the above
THEOPHILUS COCK
Clerk of this Parish 20 years who died
18th April 1835 Aged 64 Years
James COCK
son of the above who
died 13th May 1835 Aged 33 Years
Rachel LAKE, daughter of James LAKE and Frances COCK, was baptised at Weare Giffard, Devon on 18 Feb 1774. She married Theophilus COCK, the son of Hugh COCK (1728-1784) and Eleanor BRAUND (? -1800), at Weare Giffard on 22 Aug 1796. Rachel was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 24 Jul 1831.

Theophilus COCK was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Oct 1771, and was buried there on 22 Apr 1835. His son James COCK was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Nov 1801, and was buried there on 17 May 1835.

Gravestone IN
Loving Memory of
THERESA
The beloved daughter of
THEOPHILUS & RACHEL COCK
Died March 4th 1878, Aged 72 Years.
Him that cometh unto me I will in
no wise cast out,,
ELEANOR COCK
Entered into Rest 29th Decr 1880,
Aged 77
Theresa COCK, the daughter of Theophilus COCK (1771-1835) and Rachel LAKE (1774-1831) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 31 Dec 1805, and was buried there on 10 Mar 1878. Her sister, Eleanor COCK was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Oct 1803.

Gravestone HERE
lie the remains of
ELIZABETH SQUIRE
Wife of Frances Squire of
this Parish (Carpenter) who
departed this life the 31st
day of Decr 1826 Aged 55
Years
leaving a Husband and
12 Children to lament
their loss. Also the above
Francis Squire who died
the 13th Augst 1835 aged 66 yrs
Elizabeth CLEMENS, the daughter of Anthony CLEMENS (1744-1806) and Grace COCK (1742-1808) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 15 Feb 1773, and was buried there on 3 Jan 1827. She married Francis SQUIRE, the son of Francis SQUIRE (? - 1810) and Grace VODDEN (1745-1803) at St Giles in the Wood on 22 Jun 1792. Francis was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 14 Mar 1770, and was buried there on 16 Aug 1835.

Gravestone The memory of the just is blessed
SACRED
to
the memory of
FRANCIS SQUIRE
of this parish
who departed this life
June 14th 1865
aged 70
ALSO in memory of
ELIZABETH
wife of the above who died
September 2nd 1865
Aged 83
We've lost our loving Parents dear
No longer we could keep them here
Our loss is their eternal gain
We hope in Heav'n to meet again
Francis SQUIRE, the son of Francis SQUIRE (1770-1835) and Elizabeth CLEMENS (1773-1827), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood about 20 Mar 1796. He married Elizabeth TURNER at St Giles in the Wood on 23 Dec 1818. Elizabeth was born about 1782 in Little Torrington, Devon.

Gravestone Sacred
To the memory of
MARY TANTON
Wife of Thos Tanton
of Ward, in this parish,
Who died (suddenly)
June 25th 1857,
Aged 51 Years.
She died in Jesus an is blest:
How calm her slumbers are
From suffering and from sin released
And freed from every snare
Mary PENGILLY, the daughter of Henry PENGILLY (1772-1863) and Ann BRAGG (1778-1858) was baptised at Clovelly, Devon on 22 Oct 1809. She married Thomas TANTON (1796-1861), son of John TANTON (1761-1824) and Catherine WILLIAMS (1768-1851), at Yarnscombe, Devon on 17 May 1827. Mary was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 28 Jun 1857.

Gravestone SACRED
to
the memory of
THOMAS TANTON
who died December 26th 1861
Aged 65 years.
We all do fade as a leaf.
Thomas TANTON, son of John TANTON (1761-1824) and Catherine WILLIAMS 1768-1851), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 May 1796, and was buried there on 30 Dec 1861.

Gravestone HERE
lies the Body of Mary the
Wife of Thomas Ireland
of this Parish (and Daughter
of Richard and Hannah
Gollop of Street Somersetshire
who Departed this life the 14th
Day of Decembr 1793 Aged
39 Years
Also Thomas, Hannah and
William Ireland their Children.
Mary GOLLOP married Thomas IRELAND at Glastonbury on 18 Jul 1780. She was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 19 Dec 1793.

William IRELAND was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 29 Nov 1792 and was buried on 29 Mar 1794.

Hannah IRELAND was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 13 Feb 1789 and was buried on 20 Sep 1791.

Thomas IRELAND was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 25 Jun 1783 and was buried on 25 Oct 1793.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
JOHN BLACKMORE
Of this parish (Yeoman) Also
SARAH his Wife. John died 13 March
1849 Aged 75 Years. Sarah died
25, October 1849 Aged 68 Years
Also
to the memory of
RICHARD BLACKMORE
Son of the above who die on the
26th day of May 1871 Aged
62 years
John BLACKMORE, the son of Richard BLACKMORE (1735-1815) and Mary BENNET (? -1811), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 25 Jul 1775. He married Sarah COUCH, the daughter of John COUCH (1754-1817) and Mary PASSMORE (? -1794), at St Giles in the Wood on 31 Jan 1805, and was buried there on 20 Mar 1849. Sarah was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Feb 1782 and was buried there on 30 Oct 1849.

Richard BLACKMORE was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 12 Dec 1808.

Gravestone In Memory of
ELIZABETH SQUIRE
Wife of Henry Squire of
this Parish who departed
this life the 30thday of Septr
1824 Aged 78 Years.
Her life was a virtuous Wife
Friend and Mother
Elizabeth BLAKE, daughter of Robert BLAKE (1717- ?) and Margery PEARDON (1718- ?), was baptised at Roborough on 21 Oct 1747, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Oct 1824. Elizabeth married Henry SQUIRE (1743-1826), son of Henry SQUIRE (1717-1771) and Jane CROCKER (1714-1785), at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Oct 1768.

Gravestone IN
Loving Memory of

FANNY,
The Beloved Wife of
Francis Squire,
(Yeoman)
of Wansley Barton, in the
Parish of Roborough,
who Died on the 14th day
of December 1880,
Aged 62 Years.
"I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Fanny SQUIRE, the daughter of Francis SQUIRE (1786-1865) and Frances PASSMORE (1788-1827), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 11 May 1817. She married William SYMONS (1808-1854) at St Giles in the Wood on 13 Jul 1841, and married Francis SQUIRE (1822-1907), son of John SQUIRE (1781-1850) and Mary CLEMENS (1784-1838), in 1871.

Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
WILLIAM SQUIRE
of this Parish (Yeoman) who
was called from hence on
the 18th day of March 1838
Aged 80 Yrs
Whilst I do sleep my friends do weep
and I shall rise again
And hope with _____
and ____ remain
William SQUIRE, the son of Henry SQUIRE (1716-1771) and Jane CROCKER (1714-1785), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Feb 1757 and was buried there on 22 Mar 1838.

Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
MARGARET SQUIRE
Wife of William Squire of
this Parish who was suddenly
call'd from hence on the
17th day of February 1827
Aged 72 Years.
Margaret VODDEN, the daughter of Lawrence VODDEN (1708-1768) and Martha (? -1783), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 23 Apr 1755, and was buried there on 22 Feb 1827. Margaret married William SQUIRE (1757-1838), the son of Henry SQUIRE (1717-1771) and Jane CROCKER (1714-1785), at St Giles in the Wood on 16 Oct 1780.

Gravestone IN Memory of Frances Squire
Daughter of William and Margaret
Squire of this Parish She died the 6th
day of Feby 1804 aged 11 Years.
Mourn not for me, my Parents dear
Tho I can stay no longer here
GOD took me home, he thought best...
Frances SQUIRE, the daughter of William SQUIRE (1757-1838) and Margaret VODDEN (1755-1827) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 14 Aug 1792, and was buried there on 8 Feb 1804.

Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
FRANCES SQUIRE
Wife of Francis Squire of
this Parish (Wheelwright) who
departed this life the 26th day
of Novr 1827 Aged 39 Years
Farewell husband and children dear,
_____ to come unto me here
Provide ______ for die you must
__________________the dust
Frances PASSMORE, the daughter of Roger PASSMORE (1751-1809) and Frances HOPPER (1744-1815), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 9 Feb 1788, and was buried there on 29 Nov 1827. Margaret married Francis SQUIRE (1786-1865), the son of William SQUIRE (1757-1838) and Margaret VODDEN (1755-1827), at St Giles in the Wood on 13 Dec 1813.

Gravestone Sacred
To the memory of
ELIZABETH,
the beloved wife of
Francis Squire,
yeoman of this parish,
and daughter of
William & Jane Clarke,
who died March 22, 1869,
Aged 31 Years.
"To live is Christ, but to die is gain"
Also of
Francis Squire,
husband of the above
who died Sep. 26th 1908,
Aged 70 Years.
"They rest from their labours."
Elizabeth CLARKE, the daughter of William CLARKE (1817-1896) and Jane TURNER (1813-1887) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 28 Nov 1838. Elizabeth married Francis SQUIRE, the son of Robert SQUIRE (1790-1858) and Elizabeth SNELL (1807-1852) in 1859. Francis was baptised on 19 Mar 1837 at St Giles in the Wood.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
ROBERT CLARKE
Who died Feby 9th 1864,
Aged 77 years.
"Into thine hand I commit my spirit;
thou hast redeemed mo, O Lord God
of truth."
Robert CLARKE, son of John CLARKE (1765-1833) and Elizabeth TAUNTON (1765-1842), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Mar 1787, and was buried there on 15 Feb 1864.

Gravestone Here Lies the
Remains of Winifred
Relict of John Turner of
this Parish who departed
this Life the 27th day of
April in ye Year of our
LORD 1797 aged 85 Years
Winifred MORISH, daughter of Daniel MORISH, was baptised at Merton, Devon on 25 May 1713. She married John TURNER (? -1793) at Great Torrington on 15 Mar 1734, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 30 Apr 1797.

Gravestone HERE lie ye
Remains of Prudence
Morish of Winkley, and sister
of Wilmet ye Wife of John
Turner of this Parish who Departed
this life ye 20th Day of June 1784
in ye 74th Year of her Age
Prudence MORISH, the daughter of Daniel MORISH, was baptised at Merton on 16 Apr 1711. She was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Jul 1784. Her sister Winifred's name is incorrectly recorded on the gravestone.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS,
Who died the 15th day of
November 1870;
Aged 79 Years.
In Affectionate Remembrance of
JOHN FRIENDSHIP WILLIAMS
Who died at Burwood, Gt Torrington
March 4th 1875;
In the 83rd year of his age.
At rest in the Lord.
Elizabeth WILLIAMS, the daughter of Edward WILLIAMS (1758-1843) and Honour FRIENDSHIP (1769-1853), was baptised at Weare Giffard, Devon on 7 Mar 1791. Her brother, John Friendship WILLIAMS was baptised at Great Torrington, Devon on 10 Apr 1793.

Gravestone SACRED
to the Memory of
THOMAS WILLIAMS
son of
John F & Eliza Williams
of Burwood in the parish
of Great Torrington
who died 29 Jan 1864
aged 32 years
Thomas Watts WILLIAMS, the son of John Friendship WILLIAMS (1793-1875) and and Eliza WATTS (1799-1842), was baptised at Great Torrington, Devon on 9 Mar 1831, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 2 Feb 1864.

Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
Daugr of John F. and Eliza
Williams of Gt Torrington who
was calld from hence on the 13th
day of Sepr 1837 Aged 8 Yr
____________ the years allowed her here
__________________________________
_________________________ and all fear
___________________ joy have now ____
Elizabeth WILLIAMS, the daughter of John Friendship WILLIAMS (1793-1875) and Eliza WATTS (1799-1842), was baptised at Great Torrington, Devon on 5 Sep 1829, and was buried on 18 Sep 1837.

Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
Eliza Williams
Wife of John F. Williams
of Burwood in the Parish of
___________________ who
___________________ 23rd
___________________ 43 Yr



To
the memory of
ROBERT PARKIN
of this Parish who was
calld from hence on the
25th day of Novr 1832
aged 48 years
I've left a friendless wife most dear
I've left six Children to her care
____ people pray __________
Eliza WATTS, daughter of Thomas WATTS and Margaret, was baptised at Weare Giffard, Devon on 14 Nov 1799. She married John Friendship WILLIAMS (1793-1875) at Weare Giffard on 20 May 1824, and was buried on 27 Dec 1842.

Robert PARKIN was buried on 28 Nov 1832.

Gravestone Think on Death
Erected
to perpetuate the memory of
GRACE
the wife of John Stapleton
who
died suddenly on the 28th day
of December 1840
AGED 67 Years
Let my sudden call a warning be
For old and young to prepare
For death can _____ you know not when...
Grace KIVEL married John STAPLETON at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Jan 1800. Grace was buried on 30 Dec 1840.

Gravestone SACRED
To
The memory of
EDMUND TOUT
of this parish
who died November 3rd 1870
aged 83 years
Also MARY
his beloved wife
died May 5th 1877
aged 82 years
Edmund TOUT, the son of William TOUT (1756-1841) and Anne GOWMAN (1761-1839), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 16 Sep 1787. He married Mary HOOPER at St Giles in the Wood on 20 Jul 1812. Mary HOOPER, the daughter of William HOOPER (1769- ?) and Elizabeth BISSETT (1770- ?), was baptised at Dowland, Devon on 3 Aug 1794.

Gravestone HERE lie the Remains of
FRANCES ABBOTT
Wife of William Abbott of
Great Torrington who
departed this life the 11th day
of Oct 1817 aged 31 years
Also the Remains of Elizabeth
their Daughter who departed
this life the 26th day of Feby
1818 aged 3 years
Frances SQUIRE married William ABBOTT at St Giles in the Wood on 5 Nov 1807, and was buried there on 14 Oct 1817. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was baptised at Bideford, Devon on 30 Jul 1815, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Mar 1818.

Gravestone ERECTED
To the Memory of
ESTHER,
The Wife of Francis Clarke
Of Huntshow, who departed this
life the 2nd day of July, 1845;
Aged 63 Years.
She in her life was a virtuous wife,
A friend and mother dear;
Now sleeping in dust, waiting we trust,
Until Christ doth appear.
Esther SQUIRE, the daughter of Henry SQUIRE (1743-1826) and Elizabeth BLAKE (1747-1824), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Oct 1781. She married Francis CLARKE at St Giles in the Wood on 2 Sep 1818. Esther was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 6 Jul 1845.

Gravestone In Affectionate Remembrance of
ELIZABETH
Wife of Richard Madge
Who departed this life
Aug. 19, 1884,
Aged 58 Years.
Also of Mary
Their daughter
Aged 8 Years
Thy will be done
Also of Richard Madge
Husband of the Above
Who died May 26th 1901
Aged 77 years.
"They rest from their labours"
Elizabeth CAWSEY, daughter of Ann (1782-1867), was born in Huntshaw, Devon about 1826. She married Richard MADGE in 1848.

Mary MADGE, daughter of Richard MADGE and Elizabeth CAWSEY, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Dec 1850, and was buried there on 23 Sep 1858.

Richard MADGE, the son of John MADGE and Mary, was baptised at Meeth, Devon on 27 Mar 1825.

Gravestone In Memory of Elizabeth Fitz-
-bowden of this Parish who depar
ted this Life the 23rd day of
September 1800 Aged 39 Years
Also William the Son departed
this Life Nov 24th Aged 18 weeks
Three Children on their
Mothers Coffin
Here in this Grave doth lie
Leaving a Widower with
two more
who loves them Tenderly
Elizabeth NORMAN, the daughter of John NORMAN (? - 1807) and Joan (? - 1805), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 29 Nov 1761. She married William FITZBOWDEN (1753-1841) at St Giles in the Wood on 10 Apr 1789 and was buried on 26 Sep 1800. Their son, William FITZBOWDEN, was baptised on 28 Jul 1800 and was buried on 27 Nov 1800. The two children who predeceased their mother were Mary FITZBOWDEN (1796-1796) and Nicholas FITZBOWDEN (1789-1797). The two surviving children were Elizabeth FITZBOWDEN (1794-1859) and Anne FITZBOWDEN (1798-1846).

Gravestone ERECTED To the memory of
ELIZABETH FITZHERBET
Wife of Michael Squire of
Great Torrington who departed
this life the 14th day of July
1859
Aged 66 years
"She is not dead but sleepeth."
Elizabeth FITZBOWDEN, the daughter of William FITZBOWDEN (1753-1841) and Elizabeth NORMAN (1761-1800), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 13 Jul 1794. She married Michael SQUIRE (1805-1880), son of Esther SQUIRE (1781-1845), in Huntshaw, Devon on 29 Mar 1832, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Jul 1859. FITZBOWDEN is incorrectly recorded at FITZHERBET on Elizabeth's gravestone.

Gravestone To the Memory of
JANE MAY
Wife of William May of
this Parish (Smith) who
departed this Life the 12th
day of March 1826 in the
36th Year of her Age
I've left my friends and husband dear
I've left five children to his care
I hope he will take care of them
Until that we do meet again
Jane HELLINGS, daughter of John HELLINGS (1754-1825) and Jane WAY (? -1810), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 24 Oct 1789, and was buried there on 14 Mar 1826. She married William MAY at St Giles in the Wood on 13 Dec 1815.

Gravestone In
Loving Memory of
Francis May,
who died July 11, 1894,
Aged 70 Years.
Also of
Fanny May,
beloved wife of the above
who died Sep. 9th 1908,
Aged 85 Years.
Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away,
In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and they.
Francis, son of William MAY and Jane HELLINGS (1789-1826), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 5 May 1822. He married Fanny SQUIRE in 1845. Fanny, the daughter of Francis SQUIRE (1796-1865) and Elizabeth TURNER (1787-1865), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 3 Oct 1824.

Gravestone In Loving Memory of
Joseph May,
the beloved son of
Francis & Fanny May
who died February 8 1890,
Aged 30 Years
I will give thee rest
Joseph MAY, the son of Francis MAY (1822-1894) and Fanny SQUIRE (1824-1908) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Apr 1859.

Gravestone TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MAY
of this Parish (Smith)
who departed this life
the 12th day of June 1818
Aged 63 Years.
ALSO
____HEL MAY
____ of the above W. May
________call'd from hence...
William MAY, son of William MAY (? -1773) and Sarah COCK (1725-1770), was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 16 Jun 1818. William married Rachel COCK, daughter of Hugh COCK (1728-1784) and Eleanor BRAUND (? -1800), at St Giles in the Wood on 16 Sep 1779. Rachel was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 12 May 1756, and was buried there on 10 Feb 1837.

Gravestone SACRED
To the memory of
William and John sons
of John and Betsy Smale
Wm died 20th August 1845
Aged 11 years
John died Sepr 17th 1845
Aged 17 years
William SMALE, the son of John SMALE (1798- ?) and Elizabeth TANTON (1798-1853), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 6 Oct 1833, and was buried there on 24 Aug 1845. His brother John SMALE was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 4 May 1828 and was buried there on 21 Sep 1845.

Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
ROBERT SQUIRE
(of this parish yeoman)
who died December 3rd 1858
aged 68 years
I leave the world without a tear
Save for the friends I held so dear
To heal their sorrows Lord descend
And to the friendless prove a friend.
Robert SQUIRE, the son of William SQUIRE (1757-1838) and Margaret VODDEN (1755-1827), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 Apr 1790, and was buried there on 8 Dec 1858.

Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
ELIZABETH SQUIRE
wife of Rt Squire (Dodscott) in
this parish. Died the 17th day
of August 1852 Aged 45 Years.
My husband and five Children dear
I've left behind unto God's care
With I trust God will remain
That we in Heav'n may meet again
Elizabeth SNELL, the daughter of Francis SNELL (1776-1837) and Susanna WILLIAMS (1783-1861), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 26 Jul 1807. She married Robert SQUIRE (1790-1858), the son of William SQUIRE (1757-1838) and Margaret VODDEN (1755-1827), at St Giles in the Wood on 4 Sep 1834, and was buried there on 20 Aug 1852.

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