Children's graves

Evidence from burial records for Ss Mary & John Parish indicates that over 1,600 children were buried in the churchyard from 1878 to 1929. Not all children had a memorial and there are no records indicating the whereabouts of unmarked graves. The Oxford Family History Society has identified 146 children's graves from 1878 to 1990.

Reference numbers refer to the plan of the churchyardused in the Monumental Inscription Transcript prepared by the Oxfordshire Family History Society (OFHS). A CD-ROM giving the full transcript of all the memorials in the churchyard is available from the OFHS.

Memorial reference

Name

Date of death

Age

Other information

A230

Ashley Prowse

22 Dec 1990

5 months

A240

Sarah Morris

12 Jan 1980

6 months

A242

Ian Tarrant

6 Jan 1947

3 months

A243

Graham Wooten

7 Jan 1947

17 months

A244

Martin Baylis

27 Oct 1947

20 months

A252

David Hunt

15 Dec 1953

5 weeks

 

B2

Harold Durham

26 Apr 1923

7 years

B11

Florence Meadows

24 Jan 1905

15 years

B17

Mary Breach

19 Dec 1943

7 months

B29A

Edith Huxley

1907

5 years

B72

Maria Humphries

5 Mar 1882

7 months

B78

Alice Sallis

1886

4 months

B89

Watson Russell

9 Aug 1934

12 years

B99

Florence Allen

17 Apr 1887

15 years

B133

Danald Walter

 

6 months

Son of priest

B152

Arthur Thomas

12 Nov 1888

4 months

B223

John Denys Mardon Mowbray

7 Oct 1891

6 months

Son of the architect of SSMJ Church

 

C1

Jessie Morley

27 Feb 1916

9 years

C105

James Gilbert

27 Oct 1913

10 years

 

D8A

Margaret Knight

17 Dec 1930

8 years

D10A

David Deeley

31 Mar 1931

2 years

D11

Reginald Cartwright

14 Sep 1902

7 years

D12A

Keith Ashfield

5 Jun 1931

15 months

D15A

Reginald Hunt

1927

6 years

D16

Harry Hambidge

17 Jul 1881

7 years

D16A

Betty Edgington

23 Jan 1927

11 months

D17

Donald Grant

20 Apr 1930

6 years

D18A

John Eagles

13 Feb 1922

16 days

D19A

Raymond Woodley

15 Aug 1921

2 months

D19B

Juanita Hale

14 Jul 1919

3 years

D22

Maria Rogers

6 Sep 1880

4 months

D22A

Constance Roberts

26 Oct 1915

2 years

D23A

Harley Simpson

18 Jul 1925

6 years

D58

Caroline Miles

18 Jul 1923

8 years

D60

Doris Arthur

11 Oct 1914

12 years

D104

Winifred Hills

31 Oct 1928

16 years

D113

Doris Skelly

5 Jan 1910

13 years

D116

Edith Walker

6 Mar 1918

20 months

D117

Aubrey Nicholls

11 Aug 1907

14 years

D121

Caroline Bilder

12 May 1885

12 years

D144

Seymore Coombs

7 Aug 1880

7 years

Accidentally drowned in the Cherwell

Lucy Coombs

8 Jan 1889

2 years

D152

Ivy Smith

17 Feb 1908

3 years

D154

John Jarvis

17 Feb 1906

9 years

D179

Roland Garrett

27 Jun 1911

6 years

D206

Brian Russell

20 Jul 1937

3 years

D208

George Jennings

9 Nov 1889

8 years

D216

Frederick Longhurst

27 May 1900

6 years

D221

Maggie How

13 Feb 1892

16 years

D223

Florence Blagrove

9 Jul 1892

No age given

D229

Georgia Pheasant

9 Aug 1893

18 months

siblings

Robert Pheasant

4 Mar 1895

6 months

D322

Richard Newton

13 Nov 1894

14 years

D238

Kate Millin

9 Nov 1892

14 years

D239

Gerald Jackman

6 Mar 1894

6 years

siblings

Percy Jackman

14 Feb 1903

12 years

D262

Florence Wings

22 May 1897

4 years

siblings

William Wings

26 Feb 1898

4 years

D263

Cyril Mundy

25 Jul 1893

13 months

D264

Edgar Barber

4 Apr 1909

11 years

Siblings murdered by mother

Winifred Barber

4 Apr 1909

10 years

 

E72

Dora Wakefield

15 May 1931

13 years

E176

Arthur Gardiner

25 Mar 1892

15 months

siblings

Reginald Gardiner

13 Jan 1904

8 years

E210

Henry Pitt

30 Dec 1899

5 months

E211

Marjory Coombs

1892

3 years

E214

Dorothy Godfrey

26 Aug 1892

26 days

siblings

Reginald Godfrey

10 Oct 1893

5 years

 

F40

Olive Howes

3 Mar 1929

8 years

Valerie Howes

15 Sep 1933

6 hours

F57

Emma Davis

4 Nov 1884

16 months

F60

William Hounslow

19 Jan 1895

13 months

F63

Mabel Lyster

22 Sep 1898

5 months

F65

Elsie Gordon

24 Oct 1905

2 years

F66

Mavis Dore

4 Nov 1933

3 years

F67

Annie Whitworth

31 Dec 1881

3 years

F70

Hubert Richards

14 May 1895

9 months

F74

Harry Woodward

Jan 1879

6 years

F80

Guy Swinhoe

26 Sep 1896

11 weeks

F81

Jean Byer

11 Feb 1922

22 months

F82

Arthur Mitchel

14 Apr 1908

4 years

F85

Arthur Adams

21 Nov 1902

4 years

F87

Iris Collett

1917

13 months

siblings

Basil Collett

1 Aug 1931

12 years

F88

Reginald Thorp

15 Sep 1888

3 years

siblings

Leslie Thorp

2 Mar 1895

19 months

F89

Gilbert Tyrell

28 Mar 1895

14 months

F89B

Nora Gray

22 Mar 1911

11 months

F89C

Hilda Haynes

25 Jul 1917

9 years

F99

John Gilbert

4 Sep 1886

2 years

F99A

Hubert Shurma

11 Nov 1886

2 months

F101

John Byles

29 Feb 1920

5 weeks

F107

Rowland Wheeler

6 Jan 1886

4 years

F112

Maria Westell

17 Nov 1896

2 years

F113

Percy Brown

5 Aug 1887

2 years

F114

Edith Kirtland

1887

Siblings died in infancy

Hubert Kirtland

1897

F115

Hannah Loxley

26 Feb 1888

3 years

Siblings -

Ellen Loxley

4 Mar 1889

4 days

Died close together

Wilfred Loxley

15 Mar 1889

2 years

F123

Ronnie Hounslow

5 Apr 1924

23 months

F121, F122, F134

Examples of child-sized graves, originally bounded by black edging bricks; no inscription

F126

Owen King

8 Nov 1890

6 years

F133

John Bunting

2 Jan 1924

6 weeks

F136

Laura Panting

26 Oct 1892

5 years

F137

George King

26 Sep 1892

5 years

F140

Charles Hoare

Elizabeth Hoare

14 Jun 1902

30 Sep 1902

17 months

5 years

Siblings - died in same year

F141

Avarice Fisher

9 Dec 1887

14 months

siblings

William Fisher

19 Jan 1889

21 months

siblings

Horace Fisher

9 Dec 1897

3 years

siblings

F143

Louise Cripps

25 Jan 1887

10 months

siblings

Alfred Cripps

16 Aug 1892

3 years

siblings

Ruth Cripps

8 Jun 1902

18 months

?half-sister

F146

Mabel Pratley

11 Apr 1892

8 years

F150

Gertrude Draper

Grace Draper

Kenneth

1889

1886

1893

Infant children no further info

F151

Sidney Skerry

1899

3 years

siblings

Arthur Skerry

1901

2 years

F152

Florence Hurst

28 Feb 1895

7 days

siblings

Alice Hurst

15 Mar 1906

5 years

F154

Harold Neville

21 Mar 1924

2 years

F164

Horace Herbert

1 Apr 1889

11 months

siblings

Frederick Herbert

30 Nov 1894

5 years

F180

Charles Harrison

17 May 1890

7 months

Siblings

Margaret Harrison

9 Mar 1891

4 months

F185

Griffith Howels

6 Oct 1893

3 years

F187

Daisey Wyatt

19 Oct 1885

11 months

siblings

Ernest Wyatt

30 Jun 1895

9 months

Frank Wyatt

12 May 1899

13 months

F189

Edith Spiller

8 Dec 1881

10 months

siblings

Sidney Spiller

29 Dec 1882

13 months

F190

Charles Morris

7 Mar 1882

13 months

F191

Annie Miller

10 Jan 1882

2 years

F192

Charles Cumming

18 Oct 1885

23 months

F202

Carole Ann Thompson

29 Jun 1947

5 years

F311

Mathew Crispen Truss

7 Jun 1974

7 months

         

G106

Francis Mazey

5 Oct 1906

7 years (burial record suggests

6 yrs)

Father and son died within 1 month

       

H1

Alfred Rayson

25 Sep 1935

15 years

H90

Raymond Bullock

5 Apr 1894

5 years

H20

Alice Giles

7 Dec 1911

15 months

H22

Harry Horn

1 May 1920

2 years

H53

Harry Westbury

Sept 1917

3 months

H55

Ethel Froude

13 May 1887

10 months

H58

Alice Gammon

29 Dec 1890

4 years

H60

Cecelia Daley

20 Sep 1906

2 years


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