St Giles Interior

St Giles in the Wood
Monumental Inscriptions


Gravestone

Gravestone
UNDERNEATH
this stone lie the remains of
WAKEMAN EDWARDS COOKE
son of Samuel and Elizabeth Cooke
of this Parish who died
the 25th day of May 1827 aged
twenty Months.

ALSO
the remains of the above named
SAMUEL COOKE
who departed this life the 28th
day of Jany 1832 aged 42 Years.

ALSO
ELIZABETH EDWARDS
Youngest Daughter of the Revd Wm
Chichester formerly Rector of Georgeham
Mother in law of the above Samuel
Cooke who died the 12th day of
Octr 1834 Aged 76 Yrs.



TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL COOKE OF DODSCOTT
WHO DIED JAN XXVIII MDCCCXXXII AGED XLII
AND ELIZABETH COOKE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEB XXVIII MDCCCLXII AGED LXXII
Wakeman Edwards COOKE, the son of Samuel COOKE (1789-1832) and Elizabeth EDWARDS (1792-1862), was baptised on 25 Oct 1825 in St Giles in the Wood. He was buried on 29 May 1827.

Samuel COOKE, the son of George COOKE (1742-1821) and Elizabeth WALKEY (1755-1821), was baptised on 5 Jan 1789 in Atherington, Devon. He was buried on 3 Feb 1832.

Elizabeth CHICHESTER, the daughter of William CHICHESTER (1722-1770) and Mary BALLYMAN (abt 1727-1760), was baptised on 16 Apr 1758 at Georgeham, Devon. Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Sir John CHICHESTER, 4th Baronet, of Youlston (1688-1740). She married William EDWARDS on 8 Feb 1786 at Barnstaple, Devon. Elizabeth was buried on 15 Oct 1834.

Elizabeth EDWARDS, the daughter of William EDWARDS and Elizabeth CHICHESTER (1758-1834) was baptised on 26 Oct 1792 in Barnstaple, Devon. She married Samuel COOKE on 17 May 1823 in Northam, Devon.

Gravestone Heare Lieth the Body of Roger
Blinsham of this pish who
Dyed Ye 28 of Novem 1589
Also of John Blinsham son of
R B who Dyed 12rth of August
1609 And also Richard Bli
nsham son of J B who Dyed
Ye 17 of February 1613
Also Theophilius Blinsham
Son of R B was buried March
Ye 13th Ano Dom 1679

Also Mary his wife was
Buried Ye ____ 1680

Also John Blinsham of this Parish
who departed this life the 13th of
January 1737 in the 86 year of his age

And also ye Remains of Mr Roger Blinsham
of this Parish who Departed this life ye
2d Day of Janry 1766 Aged 75 Years.
Six generations of the BLINSHAM family are commemorated on this gravestone located in the north aisle of the church. The BLINSHAM family lived in St Giles in the Wood from at least the mid-16th century until the death of Theophilus BLINSHAM in 1818.

Richard BLINSHAM, the son of John BLINSHAM (? -1609) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 14 May 1570.

Theophilus BLINSHAM, the son of Richard BLINSHAM (1570-1613) and Christian MATCOTT, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 30 Aug 1600.

John BLINSHAM, the son of Theophilus BLINSHAM (1600-1679) and Mary (? -1680), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 27 May 1652.

Roger BLINSHAM, the son of Henry BLINSHAM (1658-?) and Mary, and the nephew of John BLINSHAM (1652-1737) was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Jan 1690 and was buried on 6 Jan 1766.

Gravestone Here lies ye Body of Mr Theo-
philus Blinsham of this Parish
who die ye last day of October
1742 in ye 56th year of his Age.

And also Mary ye Daughter of Mr
Roger Blinsham & Grace his Wife
who died ye 9th day of July 1747
in ye 2nd year of her Age.
Also
The South side of the Font
Mr Henry Blinsham of the
Parish of Monkokehampton
and Brother of the above
Theophilus Blinsham was
buried April the 24th 1764
Aged 75
Theophilus BLINSHAM, the son of Henry BLINSHAM (1658- ?) and Mary, was buried on 2 Nov 1742.

Mary BLINSHAM, the daughter of Roger BLINSHAM (1690-1760) and Grace MATCOTT (1712-1787), was baptised on 10 Jul 1745 in St Giles in the Wood.

Henry BLINSHAM, the son of Henry BLINSHAM (1658- ?) and Mary, was baptised on 14 Aug 1689 in St Giles in the Wood.

Gravestone SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THEOPHILUS BLENSHAM GENT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2ND DAY OF JULY 1818
AGED 75
BEING THE LAST OF HIS FAMILY
EXCEPT ONE SISTER
HE MARRIED CHARLOTTE THE DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM MALLETT ESQUIRE
OF ASH IN THE PARISH OF IDDESLEIGH
ALSO ANNE BLINSHAM SISTER OF THE ABOVE
T BLENSHAM DIED 21ST OCTR 1828 AGED 79
Theophilus BLINSHAM, the son of Roger BLINSHAM (1690-1760) and Grace MATCOTT (1712-1787), was baptised 12 May 1743 at St Giles in the Wood. He was buried on 6 Jul 1818.

Anne BLINSHAM, the daughter of Roger BLINSHAM (1690-1760) and Grace MATCOTT (1712-1787), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 10 Oct 1750 and was buried on 24 Oct 1828.
Gravestone HERE
lie the Remains of
THEOPHILUS BLINSHAM
of this Parish, Gent who departed
this life the 2nd day of
July 1818 Aged 75
Years

Gravestone HERE lies the Remains
of Grace the Wife of Mr.
Roger Blinsham of this
Parish was buried February
the 6th 1787 Aged 74
Also
Susanna Daughter of the
above Roger and Grace
Blinsham was buried Jan
the 8th 1754 aged 1 Year
and 4 Months
Grace MATCOTT, the daughter of John MATCOTT and Ann, was baptised at High Bickington, Devon on 17 Sep 1712. She married Roger BLINSHAM (1690-1760), the son of Henry BLINSHAM (1658- ?) and Mary at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Jul 1742. Her daughter, Susanna BLINSHAM, was baptised on 4 Oct 1753 at St Giles in the Wood and was buried on 3 Jan 1754.

Gravestone HERE
lie the Remains of
MARY BLINSHAM
of the Parish who departed
this life the 26th day of Oct.
1799 aged 54 Years.
Mary BLINSHAM, the daughter of Roger BLINSHAM (1690-1760) and Grace MATCOTT (1712-1787), was baptised on 22 Jun 1748 at St Giles in the Wood. She was buried on 31 Oct 1799.

Gravestone In memory of DANIEL
TANTON by Firing off
a Gun it Burst the Breech
of which sunk in his Head
where it remained 9 weeks
on extraction of which He
expired ye 29th of JanY 1797
aged 17 Years
Daniel TANTON, the son of William TANTON and Elizabeth PEARSE, was baptised at Bideford, Devon on 16 Jul 1779. He was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 31 Jan 1797.

Gravestone This Monument
by the directions of the undermentioned
ANNE ROLLE of Hudscott
is erected
in the memory of
DENYS ROLLE
of Stevenstone in this Parish, Esquire
who died the 24th of June 1797 Aged 72
and
ANNE, his wife
daughter of ARTHUR CHICHESTER
of Hall in this County, Esquire
who died the 24th May 1781 Aged 64.

ISABELLA HENRIETTA CHARLOTTA ROLLE
their eldest daughter,
died in the lifetime of her parents, Aged 16

ANNE ROLLE above mentioned,
their second daughter,
died the 16th of June 1842 Aged 87

CHRISTIANA PHILIPPA MARIA ROLLE
the youngest daughter,
died the 3rd of February 1831, Aged 72

Lucilla ROLLE died the 24th of July 1851 Aged 94

The Remains of the above,
lie interred in the Family Vault in this Church.

JOHN, BARON ROLLE, of Stevenstone
son of the said DENYS and ANNE ROLLE,
and the last male Descendant of the Family
died without Issue
the 3rd of April 1842, Aged 92,
and was buried in the Family Vault
in Bicton Church in the County.

LOUISA LADY ROLLE,
second wife of the above, died Nov 20th 1885, Aged 91,
and was buried in Bicton Church Yard.
Denys ROLLE was baptised on 19 Jul 1725, St Giles in the Wood, the youngest son of John ROLLE (1679-1730) and Isabella Charlotta WALTER (1687-?). He married Anne CHICHESTER on 22 May 1750 in East Down, Devon. Denys was buried on 1 Jul 1797.

Anne CHICHESTER, the daughter of Arthur CHICHESTER (?-1737) and Dorothy ROW was baptised on 4 Oct 1722 in Bishops Tawton, Devon. She was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 29 May 1781, however, the burial entry in the parish register incorrectly identifies her as Anne, wife of Denys Rolle WALTER.

Isabella Henrietta Charlotta ROLLE was baptised on 17 Jan 1754 in Chittlehampton, Devon. She was buried on 28 Jun 1770.

Anne ROLLE was baptised on 1 May 1755 in East Tytherley, Hampshire.

Christiana Philippa Maria ROLLE was buried on 10 Feb 1831.

Lucilla ROLLE was baptised on 22 May 1757 in East Tytherley, Hampshire.

John ROLLE was baptised on 6 Oct 1751 in Chittlehampton, Devon. He was elevated to the peerage, by letters patent, on 20 Jun 1796 as Baron Rolle of Stevenstone. He married Louisa TREFUSIS on 24 Sep 1822 in Huish, Devon.

Lousia TREFUSIS was born on 29 Nov 1796, the daughter of Robert George William TREFUSIS, 16th Lord Clinton and Albertina Marianna GAULIS.

Gravestone Here lieth in _____________
Body of Mr Francis ___________
Dodscott who departed _____
Life the 27th of M__ 17__
Aged 74

Here also lieth the Body of Mr.
William Snell who departed this
Life the 15th of December 1759 in
the 85th year of his Age

Also the Body of BETSY SNELL
Daughter of Mr. Anthony Snell of
Cranford in this Parish who
departed this life the 21st day of
April 1817 Aged 6 months
Possibly Francis SNELL who was buried on 30 May 1755.

William SNELL, the son of John SNELL and Tomazine was baptised on 4 May 1675 in St Giles in the Wood. He was buried on 19 Dec 1759.

Betsy SNELL, the daughter of Anthony SNELL (1786-1845) and Elizabeth BURDEN (1790-1840) was baptized 6 Nov 1816 in St Giles in the Wood and was buried on 23 April 1817.

Gravestone Here lyeth ye
Body of John Snell
of this Parish, Yeoman
who departed this life
the 5th Day of Jan. in
Anno Dom. 17__
Aetatis suae 72
John SNELL was buried on 9 Jan 1717/8.

Gravestone HERE
Under these seats
Nigh this Place lie the
Remains of Thomazin ye
Wife of Mr Scipio Luxton of
this Parish, who Departed this life
the first Day of April 1765 in ye
55th Year of her Age.

ALSO lie ye Remains of Mr Scipio
Luxton of this Parish who Departed
this life ye 24th Day of August 1766
in ye 82nd Year of his Age

AND also ye Remains of 4 Children
of ye said Mr Scipio and Thomazin
Luxton all these laying in two
Graves in ye South Ile.
Thomazin HACKWELL, the daughter of Thomas HACKWELL and Thomazin WEBBER, was baptised on 24 Jan 1710 in Dolton, Devon. She married Scipio LUXTON on 10 Nov 1730 in Dolton. Thomazin was buried on 4 Apr 1765.

Scipio LUXTON was buried on 27 Aug 1766.

Thomas, the son of Scipio LUXTON and Tomazin HACKWELL was buried on 2 May 1744. Hugh, the son of Scipio LUXTON and Tomazin HACKWELL, was buried on 3 Sep 1745. Catherine, the daughter of Scipio LUXTON and Tomazin HACKWELL, was buried on 29 Aug 1749.

Gravestone IN
a Sepulchre near
this Place lies intered
the Body of HENRY HOLE
of this Parish Gent who Died
the 13th Day of May Anno Dom.
1740, Aged 55 Years.
Also of REBEKAH Wife and Relick
of the said HENRY HOLE who Died
the 13th Day of Sep. Anno Dom. 1741
Aged 58 Years.
Whose Honest, Useful and Virtuous
Lives made them both much lamented
at their Deaths.
And also of REBEKAH their Grandchild
and Daughter of HENRY HOLE of
EBERLEY, Gent and ELIZABETH his
Wife. By whom this Monument was
Erected. She Died the 13th Day of
May Anno Dom 1738. Aged 10
Months
Henry HOLE, the son of Henry HOLE (1642-?) and Frances, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 28 Oct 1686. He married Rebekah WELLINGTON, on 27 Apr 1710 at St Giles in the Wood.

Gravestone Near this Place lie
the remains of Henry Hole
of Ebberly, in the Parish of
Roborough Gent who departed
this Life the 8th of August, 1745
Aged 33 Years
Also of Elizabeth Hole his Wife the
Daughter and sole Heiress of
Bartholomew Berry of Irishborough
in the Parish of Swimbridge, Gent
who departed this Life the first
day of June 1781, Aged 70 Years
To whose Memory
as worthy and tender Parents
this Monument is erected by
their affectionate Sons,
Henry, William and
Peter Hole.
Henry HOLE, the son of Henry HOLE and Rebecca WELLINGTON, was baptised on 16 Jul 1712 in St Giles in the Wood and was buried on 9 Aug 1745.

Elizabeth BERRY, the daughter of Bartholomew BERRY and Mary NICHOLS was baptised on 12 Aug 1711 in Swimbridge and was buried on 7 Jun 1781.

Gravestone SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PETER HOLE ESQ
OF BIDEFORD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 7th DECEMBER 1814
AGED 70 YEARS

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
HENRY HOLE ESQ
OF EBBERLY, ROBOROUGH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
9th OCTOBER 1815
AGED 83 YEARS
Peter HOLE, the son of Henry HOLE (1712-1745) and Elizabeth BERRY (1711-1781), was baptised on 15 May 1744 in Roborough and was buried on 7 Dec 1814.

Henry Hole was buried on 9 Oct 1815.

Brass

Brass
Hic jacet Alyanora Pollard fuit uxor Johis Pollard
et fila Johis Coplestone qui obit die mensis Septembris
Anno dni Millnio MMMMXXX cujus animae propitietur Deus. Amen.



HIC SEPULTA EST JOHANNA RISDON, FILIA
GEORGII POLLARD DE LANGLEY ARMIG
ET UXOR WILLIAM RISDO DE WINSCOTT GENT
PER QUEM CV DUOS FILIOS, ET UNA SUSCEPIS-
SET FILIA, A AETATIS 63, SALUTIS 1610 XVII
MAII, DIE ASCENCOIS DNI, MUNDO VALEDICENS,
E VIVIS EXCESSIT & IN CHRISTO JESU SANCTE
OBDORMIVIT, TRISTEQ SUAE DESIDERIV AMICIS
RELIQUIT



Here Likewise Lyeth Buried
the body of Margaret
the daughter of Tristram
Risdon Gent who deceased
the 26' of August
Anno Doni
1636
Genetoris Distichon
The assured hope of thine aeternal blisse
Dries all my tears, the end of flesh is this.
Eleanor de Coplestone was the daughter of John de Coplestone of Colebroke, Devon and Katherine de Graas. She married John Pollard of Way Barton and died on 21 Sep 1430.

Joanna Pollard was born about 1547 and died on 17 May 1610. Her father was George Pollard of Langley Barton, High Bickington. Joanna married William Risdon of Winscott and was the mother of Tristram Risdom, author of The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon.

Margaret RISDON, the daughter of Tristram RISDON (abt 1580-1640) of Winscott and Pascall CHAFE, was baptised on 22 Nov 1613 in St Giles in the Wood.

Gravestone IN THE LOVE AND TRUST OF GOD THIS
TABLET IS GIVEN BY HIS WIFE & CHILDREN IN
LOVING MEMORY OF MARK GEORGE KERR ROLLE
WHO DIED 27TH OF APRIL 1907
Mark George Kerr TREFUSIS was born on 13 Nov 1835 in Huish, Devon, the second son of Charles Rodolph TREFUSIS, 19th Lord (Baron) Clinton (1791-1866) and Lady Elizabeth Georgiana KERR (?-1871). In 1842 at the age of six, Mark TREFUSIS inherited the Rolle Estate from his aunt's husband, John, Baron ROLLE. Mark TREFUSIS was required to change his name to ROLLE (which he did by Royal License on 30 Jan 1852), and to live part of each year in the family manor houses, Stevenstone in the North and Bicton in the South. He died in Argelès, France, and is buried in Huish, Devon.

GravestoneTo the Glory of GOD
and in loving memory of
GERTRUDE JANE
wife of the Honble Mark
G.K. Rolle of Stevenstone
and Bicton Devon and
Daughter of the 19th Earl
of Morton
Died 21st March 1924
Aged 86
This tablet is erected
by her two
Daughters
Lady Gertrude Jane DOUGLAS was born in 1838 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the daughter of George Sholto DOUGLAS, 17th Earl of Morton (1789-1856) and Frances Theodora ROSE (?-1879). She married Mark George Kerr TREFUSIS on 6 Oct 1860. Their daughters were Gertrude Emily ROLLE (1866-1954) and Mary Frances ROLLE (1871-1945).

Gravestone HIC STEVENSTONII ROLLI JACET INCLITA MATER
NIL HABUIT VERA QUAE PIETATE PRIUS
CUM QUIBUS ET VIXIT SEX MASCULA PIGNORA LIQUIT
QUEIS DESIDERIUM MORTUA TRISTE TULIT
PARS MELIOR SUPEROS ADIIT CETUSQUE PIORUM
EGIDII TEMPLO HOC OSSA SEPULTA CUBANT
SI QUIS PLURA VELIT VEL NOSCERE PLURA LABORAT
VICINO HOC PRESTAT SCRIPTA TABELLA LOCO

HIC JACET JOHANNIS ROLLE
AR QUONDA DOMIN DE
STEVINSTONE QUI
OBIIT 12 DIE AUGUSTI
ANNO DNI 1570
Margaret FORD, the daughter of John FORD, was the wife of John ROLLE. Margaret was born about 1525 and died on 30 Jun 1592. Flanking her brass image are the kneeling figures of her daughters, Margerye and Honor, and her sons, Henry, Rychard, Valentyne, Alexander, George, Joachyme, Robert and John.

John ROLLE, the son of George ROLLE (abt 1493-1552) and Eleanor DACRES, was born on 15 Dec 1518 in London, Middlesex. He died on 12 Aug 1570. His brass plate bears the arms of Rolle impaling Ford.

Gravestone In Loving Memory of
JOHN OLIVER CLEMSON,
Of Stevenstone, Captain Royal North Devon Hussars
Who was killed in action in Gallipoli
9th December 1915, Aged 33.
A great and glorious thing it is to die
For one's country.
John Oliver CLEMSON, the son of John Henry CLEMSON, was born in 1882 in Lancashire. In 1912 he purchased Stevenstone House from the 21st Lord (Baron) Clinton who had inherited the manor after the death of the Hon. Mark ROLLE.

Gravestone M.S.
of Mary the Wife of
William Risdon of this Parish
Gent: who departed this Life
ye 2d of September, Ano Dom: 16__
AEtatis suae 66o
As allso of
Mary ye Daughter of Joseph Prust
Gent. by Mary his Wife who
Dyed the 6th of August in the
Same year Ano: Aetatis suae 4o

Posuit Gulielmus Risdon, Amantissimus
Unius Maritus, Lugens alterius Arius
Mary's husband, William RISDON, was the son of Tristram RISDON (abt 1580-1640) of Winscott, author of The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon. William and Mary's daughter Mary RISDON was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 May 1656 and married Joseph PRUST.

Gravestone Here lyeth the Body
of Henry Payne of this
parish who departed
this Life the 3rd Day
of July Anno Domi 1692
AEtatis Suae 71
Henry PAYNE, the son of Humprey PAYNE, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Aug 1621.

Gravestone Here
Lieth in hope
of a joyfull resurrection
(near this place) the
Body of John Kiff of this
Parish Gent. who was here
Buried ye 1st day of August
1712 in ye 70th year of his age
Also Here lieth the Body of
Elizabeth the wife of the above
John Kiff and Daughter of Henry
Holle of Healland in this Par-
ish who was here Buried ye
22d day of june 1737 in
the 85th year of her
age.
John KIFF married Elizabeth HOLE, daughter of Henry and Anne HOLE, at St Giles in the Wood on 18 May 1686. Elizabeth was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 18 Nov 1653.

Gravestone Here lyeth in hopes
of a joyful Resurrection
the Body of john Matcott
of this Prsh he was buried
on the 20th day of December
in the year 1704

Also here lyeth the Body
of William Matcott of this
Parish he was buried on
the 24th day of October in
ye year 1730 AEtatis Suae 59

And also the Remains of
John Matcott of Highbicking-
ton who Departed this life ye
3rd day of February
1767 Aged 86
William MATCOTT, the son of John MATCOTT and Grace GUBINGS, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 26 Mar 1672.

John MATCOTT, the son of John MATCOTT and Grace GUBINGS, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Dec 1680, and was buried there on 7 Feb 1767.

Gravestone Here lyeth ye body of Peter
Wellington of Way Gent. who
departed this life ye 12th day of Decr
Anno Dom 1728 in ye 44 year of his age

Farewell my Children young
my Wife I leave _________
my ___________________
I loved you _____________
I bid you all adieu ________
I hope in Heaven __ meet again

Also Here lyeth ye Body of Peter
Wellington of Bideford Gent. who
departed this life ye 17th day of April
Anno dominin 1726 Aged 84 years
Peter WELLINGTON, the son of Lewis WELLINGTON, was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 12 Apr 1642.

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