Selection of memorials in Ss Mary & John Churchyard

Reference numbers refer to the plan of the churchyard used 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. A–H are areas in the churchyard and CH refers to inscriptions inside the church.

Memorial reference

Name

Dates

Reason for interest

Examples of sources

A005

Alfred Shurrock

1861–1959

Tailor

Census information

A168

John Irving M.A. Oxon

and his wife Clara

–1934 (aged 62)

1863–1958

Founding Headmaster of Ss Mary & John School. Headmaster 1893 to 1932.

Oxford Mail obituary

B021

Lee Turner and his wife Margaret

and son John Lee Turner

and daughter Maria Jane Puddifer

–1902 (aged 66)

–1900 (aged 68)

–1881 (aged 24)

–1911 (aged 44)

Family grave: Lee Turner was Inspector of Nuisances. James Street residents.

Census information

B026

Sydney Edward Hamshaw and his wife Mary Ann, and daughter Caroline Elizabeth

–1890 (aged 59)

–1918 (aged 88)

–1880 (aged 20)

College cook

Census information

B045

and CH58

John Bywater Ward MD

1844–1898

Doctor

B048

George WildonPieritz M.A.

–1884 (aged 76)

Former rabbi; ordained Anglican priest in 1847; missionary in India and Jerusalem. Daughter was a Sunday School teacher but died young

Parish magazines

B051

Frank Best, and his father William Edward Best, Priest (not documented by OFHS)

1863–1894

–1906

William Best was the Workhouse Chaplain

Census information

B053

George Glanville

and his wife Sarah

–1884 (aged 37)

–1932 (aged 89)

Carpenter

Census information

B058

Edwin Cole Stedham and his wife Lucinda

1824–1896

–1884 (aged 50)

Workhouse master & matron

Kelly's directory; census information

B061

James H.G. Lord

– 1895 (aged 39)

Grainer and writer; family grave

Census information

B063

Charles Cox

–1906 (aged 54)

Carman

Census information

B066

Thomas Edwards

–1897 (aged 76)

Tailor

Census information

B074

Harriet Pitt

–1885 (aged 65)

Nurse

Census information

B075

George James Oakley

–1886 (aged 25)

Organ builder

Census information

B105

John Bennett and his wife Mary Ann

–1912 (aged 83)

–1887 (aged 58)

Bricklayer

Census information

B111

Arthur Charles Sammons and his wife Lucy Cecelia

–1909 (aged 54)

–1930 (aged 76)

College cook

Census information

B113

George Jeffrey

and his wife Harriet

–1909 (aged 75)

–1910 (aged 78)

Whitesmith (grandparents of local resident Margaret Cullen

Census information;

Margaret Cullen

B132

and CH54

Jane Gibbs

Anne Gibbs (daughter)

–1899 (aged 58)

–1906 (aged 95)

Jane Gibbs lived with her daughter Anne–possibly the Anne Gibbs for whom there is a memorial window from "her pupils in thankfulness for her influence and example".

Census information

B152

Robert Thomas M.A. and Evalyn Gertrude Thomas S.R.N

1844–1896

Headmaster of local school; history of establishing schools in the area

Census information

B153

and CH60

Frances Dorcas Moberly

–1888 (aged 34)

Memorial inscription refers to her life of service to her family and the poor

B155

Albert Yates

–1899 (aged 55)

Cast–iron headstone "Erected as a mark of respect" by his fellow workers

B176

Henry Harvey and his wife Harriett

–1891 (aged 59)

–1916 (aged 79)

Lodging house keeper

Census information

B176A

John Webb

–1891 (aged 63)

Lunatic asylum attendant

Census information

B184

Ellen Wixon and her husband William

–1890 (aged 62)

–1900 (aged 68)

Butcher's wife with big family

Census information

B210

William Edward Sherwood M.A. D.C.L

and his wife, Mabel Susan

–1927 (aged 76)

–1901 (aged 41)

Head Master of Magdalen College School 1888–1900

B216

William Cottrell

–1891 (aged 49)

Sub–conductor of the Bengal Ordnance Department

B219

Richard Ward

–1899 (aged 56)

College servant

Census information

B223

Alfred William Mardon Mowbray and members of his family

1849–1915

Architect of Ss Mary & John Church

Parish magazine

B247

Henry and

Isabella Hall

–1901 (aged 76)

–1898 (aged 66)

Residents of St John's House, pensioners.

Census information

B257

John Mattingly

–1902 (aged 72)

Cattle and corn dealer

Census information

B264

Dorothy Browning

Local artist. Interesting gravestone inscription: "To you the stars. Narcissi fields. and Music."

C141

Joseph Leech

–1928 (aged 84)

Donated money to aged poor in parish

Council records

C185

Arthur Henry Harington MA Oxon

–1918

India Civil Service

D102

Annie Miller

–1883 (aged 34)

Burial record says "Leprious from Isolation Hospital"

D107

Mary Ann Hall

–1900 (aged 82)

Laundress

Census information

D111

Thomas James Evans

1864–1882

Bookbinder; inscription: "a tribute of esteem . from his fellow workmen"

Census information

D157

Emily Boddington

–1882 (aged 41)

Husband was paviour and grocer

Census information

D164

James Richings

and his wife Kezia

–1886 (aged 67)

–1908 (aged 88)

Family grave; stonemason and plasterer

Census information

D201

The Society of all Saints Sisters of the Poor

1881–

This Society is still active and runs St John's Home and local hospices.

D202

S. S. J. E.

site of the burial of Father Benson

Commemorates the Society of St John the Evangelist, known as "The Cowley Fathers"

D224

Ann Eliza Wood

1833–1891

Born in Jamaica

Census and OFHS

D225

(see F115)

Mary Elizabeth Loxley

1856–1889

Husband was a carpenter (3 children of WF and ME Loxley are buried in F115)

Census information

D264

James T. Barber

and his wife Emily Constance

and children Edgar James and Winifred Constance

–1909 (aged 37)

–1909 (aged 35)

–1909 (aged 11)

–1909 (aged 10)

Murdered family.

Burial record states: "8th April 1909, under coroner's order."

E154

Mark Trinder and his grandson Reginald

–1923 (aged 81)

–1929 (aged 23)

Shoeing smith

Census information

E195

Sisterhood of the Holy Childhood

Mother Charlotte, Superior 1894–1933, Mother Annie, Superior 1933–1962,

and Sisters Alice,Sophia, Lilian, Gertrude and Clara

–1933 (aged 82)

–1962 (aged 79)

Teachers at local schools

Parish magazine

E300 (memorial cross) and D202

Father Richard Meux Benson

(buried at the site of the S.S.J.E. memorial D202)

1824–1915

First vicar of the parish of Cowley St John; founder of Society of St John the Evangelist; initiator of local services such as schools

Cowley Magazine

F001 and CH57

relatives at F002, F003 F012 and F074

Henry William WiltonWoodward

and his wife Maria Rebecca

–1919 (aged 68)

–1927 (aged 74)

Tailor and outfitter, co–founder of Shepherd and Woodward Ltd on the High Street

F017

John R Lane and his wife, Louie

–1934 (aged 85)

–1922 (aged 64)

Alderman

F022

William Haggis

–1930 (aged 88)

College servant, bedmaker; family grave

Census information

F038

William Moon

–1916 (aged 66)

Beadle of Arts Oxford University; family grave

Census information

F115

(see D225)

Hannah Gertrude Gladys Loxley

Wilfrid Philip Solomon Loxley

Ellen Sophia Loxley

1884–1888

1887–1889

1889–1889

Inscription: "The beloved children of W. F. & M. E. LOXLEY"

Spaced on the foot kerb: "+ Ellen + Gertie + Philip +"

G100

Richard Burden and his wife Ann

–1914 (aged 73)

1844–1905

Plasterer

Census information

G112

John Samuel Churms

and his wife Mary Jane

1843–1906

1843–1920

Occupation: lay clerk and assistant librarian; singer in church choir

Census information and parish magazine


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