Charlesworth MIs

Monumental Inscriptions of the

 Particular Baptist Chapel, Charlesworth 


My thanks to Mike Berrell for transcribing and making available these Monumental Inscriptions.  Thank you also to Elisabeth Novitski for explaining how the families are connected.

To see how some of the families shown are connected click here.

Surnames: ASHTON; ASHWORTH; BAILEY; BARRETT; BEARD; BEELEY; BOOTH; BRADSHAW; BRUCKSHAW; BRUNT; CALDWELL; CARPENTER; CHADWICK; CLEGG; DAWSON; DUTTON; DYSON; GADSBY; HAND; HARDSTAFF; HIGGINBOTTOM; HOBSON; JACKSON; JONES; MELLOR; MORRIS; POTT; RATCLIFFE; READ; ROBINSON; ROWBOTTOM; SHAW; SHEPHERD; SWALLOW; TAYLOR; THORNLEY; TONG; WARREN; WHARTON; WOOD

The Chapel was built in 1835 and was still in use in the year 2000 with services being held at 10.45am and 2.30pm on Sundays.

In loving memory of James ROWBOTTOM died Decr 22nd 1929 aged 76 years also Ruth his beloved wife died Octr 8th 1933 aged 78 years also Samuel beloved husband of Harriet HIGGINBOTTOM died April 5th 1947 aged 68 years Also Harriet his beloved wife died Decr 12th 1952 aged 74 years At Rest

In loving memory of Peter ROWBOTTOM the beloved husband of Alice ROWBOTTOM who departed this life Decr 26th 1927 in his 68th year For over 32 years Park Superintendent, Glossop `I have fought a good fight; I have finished the course; I have kept the faith`

John SHAW - vault entrance 1871

In loving memory of David BEARD died 24th August 1945 aged 77 years also his beloved wife Mary Jane died 4th October 1941 aged 73 years and their daughter Ruth BEARD died 16th Oct 1986 aged 86 years also Walter William MORRIS died 7th Decr 1954 aged 54 years also his wife Annie died Sept 1970 aged 72 years

In loving memory of Annie Jane BEARD of Glossop who passed away Sept 30th 1935 aged 60 years also Jessy Rowbottom BEARD who passed away Feb 9th 1949 aged 69 years also Elizabeth Alice JACKSON their sister who passed away Feb 5th 1954 aged 76 years also Ruth BEARD who passed away April 7th 1955 aged 87 years

In loving memory of Robert BEARD who died Jany 18th 1923 in his 84th year Jane the beloved wife of Robert BEARD of Holly Cottage Woodseats who died July 3rd 1907 in her 68th year also their daughter Mary Hannah who died April 1st 1871 aged 17 months also Sarah Ann who died Decr 9th 1881 in her 11th year also Maud Mary who died July 8th 1898 in her 26th year

In affectionate remembrance of John SHAW who passed away February 9th 1912 in his 89th year also Margaret the beloved wife of John SHAW who passed away Decr 25th 1888 aged 66 years also Phebe SHAW daughter of John and Margaret SHAW of Charlesworth who departed this life December 26th 1870 aged 11 years also Joseph their son who departed this life June 20th 1873 in the 23rd year of his age also Eunice their daughter who departed this life April 14th 1874 in the 22nd year of her age also Sarah daughter of the above and beloved wife of Daniel CALDWELL of Droylsden who departed this life September 20th 1893 aged 39 years also Eunice their child died January 10th 1887 aged 9 months also John Shaw their son died Feb 12th 1929 aged 64 years also Mary Shaw their daughter who died July 1st 1942 aged 80 years `Why fear we, then, to trust the place where Jesus lay In quiet rests our sister`s dust;and thus it seems to say: "Forbear, my friends to weep, since death has lost its sting: Those Christians that in Jesus sleep, our God will with him bring"`

In loving memory of Jesse ROWBOTTOM of Moorside Farm Chisworth who died Novr 11th 1896 in his 73rd year also Elizabeth wife of the above who died Decr 17th 1916 in her 88th year also Moses their son who died April 18th 1935 aged 67 years

In loving memory of Richard Lanclet BEELEY who died July 6th 1935 aged 81 years also Sarah BEELEY the beloved wife of Richard Lanclet BEELEY of Charlesworth born August 18th 1855 died March 18th 1927

In loving memory of a dear husband and father Frank BRADSHAW died 12th March 1956 in his 68th year also Sarah Ellen his beloved wife died 25th February 1964 in her 76th year `In heavenly love abiding`

In loving memory of Mary Howard DUTTON who died 13th Oct 1969 aged 77 `Asleep in Jesus` also Ralph her dear husband who died Dec 7th 1974

Treasured memories of our dear parents Herbert WOOD passed away 8th March 1954 aged 61 years and Elizabeth WOOD passed away 26th April 1965 aged 74 years `Resting in the Lord`

In memory of David DYSON who departed this life December 24th 1873 aged 67 years also Hannah wife of David DYSON of Littlemoor who departed this life March 26th 1872 aged 63 years `Grace taught her soul to sing , salvation through his blood, Through grace she loved him as her king, her saviour, and her God

In loving memory of Horace CLEGG died 6th July 1951 aged 48 years also his dear wife Fanny May died 19th Dec 1976 aged 78 years

In loving memory of Joseph Shaw THORNLEY who died 29th May 1966 aged 92 years also Ann Wardlow his dearly loved wife who died 16th May 1963 aged 84 years

With love we remember John Ernest CLEGG who died 29th October 1949 aged 70 years and his beloved wife Margaret Hannah CLEGG who died 10th September 1954 aged 72 years

In loving memory of Alice E TONG died 24th December 1952 aged 72 years `I will not gaze at glory, but on the king of grace` also her sister Mercy Lilian SHEPHERD died 5th February 1963 aged 75 years also William Albert SHEPHERD died 10th October 1965 aged 80 years `He walked with God`

In loving memory of Barbara BAILEY S.R.N., F.E.T.C. beloved wife of Harold and dear mother of Richard and Malcolm died 27th Sept 1976 aged 52 years

Reasured memories of a dear wife and mother Ada JACKSON who died January 21st 1963 aged 70 years also David Brookes JACKSON her husband a well respected gentleman who died June 2nd 1977 aged 86 years

In loving memory of May Harrison JACKSON died 14th March 1969 aged 64 also her husband Frank JACKSON died 15th Sept 1982 aged 75

In loving memory of Charles Frederick ROBINSON of Gamesley born March 21st 1888 died Nov 26th 1961 and of his wife Sarah Alice ROBINSON (nee THORNLEY) of Charlesworth born December 9th 1888 died September 5th 1944 and their daughter Eunice ROBINSON born September 18th 1922 died January 5th 1962

In loving memory of our dear father and mother Henry WHARTON died 21st April 1987 aged 86 and Margaret WHARTON died 9th June 1987 aged 86

In loving memory of Charlotte Brankley BEELEY (nee RATCLIFFE) died 6th June 1965 aged 79 yrs also Miriam RATCLIFFE died 5th Jan 1985 aged 82 years and her sister Mollie BARRETT (nee JACKSON) who died 8th September 1983 aged 79 years also James Kenneth RATCLIFFE who died 20th January 1993 aged 85 years

In memory of William GADSBY upwards of 38 years Minister of the Baptist Chapel, Rochdale Road, Manchester died January 27th 1844 aged 71 His last words were "I shall soon be with Him, shouting Victory! Victory! Victory! for ever! Free Grace! Free Grace! Free Grace!" In memory of Elizabeth GADSBY relict of William GADSBY died March 16th 1851 in the 80th year of her age "In Christ there dwells a treasure all divine, and matchless grace has made that treasure mine" In his desk was found a slip of paper on which was the following in his own handwriting: Let this be put on my stone `Here rests the body of a sinner base Who had no hope but in electing grace The love, blood, life and righteousness of God Was his sweet theme and this he spread abroad`

In loving memory of Joseph CARPENTER late deacon of this church who died July 2nd 1913 aged 65 years `Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off . Is. 33c 17v` also of Janet CARPENTER born Dec 18th 1848 died Dec 29th 1922 `His servants shall serve him and they shall see his face`

In memory of Eliza the beloved wife of William BEARD of Stalybridge who departed this life August 6th 1877 aged 53 years `Honesty and industry beneath this stone doth lie And one who always strove to live and was prepared to die`

U. CHADWICK

Uriah CHADWICK of Charlesworth

In loving memory of John BOOTH of Hadfield who departed this life March 18th 1885 aged 70 years also Martha his wife who departed this life June 13th 1865 aged 49 years also William BOOTH their son who departed this life July 4th 1864 aged 21 years

In memory of Ann BEARD wife of Ephraim BEARD of Charles Street, Glossop who departed this life September 13th 1871 in her 25th year `Farewell husband and child most dear, parents, brother and sisters kind And fond companions whom I love I leave you all behind. My heart once heavy now`s at rest My groans no more are heard For God has wiped away my tears And Christ is my reward`

In loving memory of Caroline Mary READ who departed this life Nov 18th 1918 aged 61 years `With Christ which is far better`

In loving memory of Harry JACKSON of Charlesworth died April 25th 1922 in his 57th year also Mary his beloved wife died Dec 24th 1917 in her 51st year also Ralph their beloved son who died July 20th 1927 aged 31 years `Thy will be done`

In loving memory of John Edwin SWALLOW of Charlesworth who passed away Oct 29th 1918 aged 56 years also Sarah Ann his dear wife who passed away Oct 14th 1933 aged 71 years also Pte. Percy SWALLOW their dear son killed in action Oct 31st 1917 aged 20 years Charlotte WARREN of Charlesworth who died Oct 2nd 1922 aged 78 years In grateful remembrance of Christian parents Edith SWALLOW died 2nd March 1977 aged 82 and Edwin SWALLOW died 15th February 1980 aged 85 `Jesus said where I am there shall you be also John 14 v3`

In loving memory of Reuben JONES who departed this life Decr 25th 1907 aged 74 years also Eliza JONES beloved wife of Reuben JONES of Charlesworth who departed this life Jany 29th 1905 aged 75 years `He giveth his beloved, sleep`  Also Ann HARDSTAFF of Charlesworth who departed this life July 22nd 1916 in her 10th? year

In affectionate remembrance of John CLEGG of Hollingworth who departed this life Febry 26th 1888 aged 47 years `His end was peace` also Esther his beloved wife who departed this life Jany 3rd 1913 aged 68 years `Tis with the righteous, well` also Mary Alice daughter of the above who departed this life Jany 21st 1908 aged 31 years `To be for ever with the Lord`

Treasured memories of Robert CLEGG of Hollingworth who died 22nd December 1940 aged 69 years a deacon of this chapel also Margaret Ann his dearly loved wife who died 9th October 1950 aged 78 years

Sacred to the memory of James ROWBOTTOM of Broadbottom who departed this life May 14th 1849 in his 44th year also Cicley his wife who departed this life Jany 27th 1881 in her 72nd year

In memory of the Revd George BEARD late Minister of this place 27 years who departed this life July 18th 1853 in the 66th year of his age at the Isle of Man whither he had gone to recover his health; but it pleased his Lord and Master to call him home from his friends, his toils and labours here; his prayer was answered and expressed in this verse of his hymn `Let a poor labourer here below When from his toils set free, To rest and peace eternal go, For there I long to be` `Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord` Rev. 14 chap 13 verse also Hannah wife of the above who died Octr 31st 1869 aged 81 years also of Sarah Leech daughter of the above who died February 20th 1849 in the 28th year of her age also of Ruth BEARD daughter of the above who died February 7th 1852 in the 25th year of her age also of Harriet daughter of Joshua & Hannah BRUNT who died May 16th 1866 aged 6 weeks

In memory of Thomas BEARD of Kershaw St., Glossop who died October 26th 1882 in his 72nd year also Ann wife of the above who died March 31st 1887 aged 69 years also Maria daughter of the above who died January 13th 1857 aged 14 years

In affectionate remembrance of John MELLOR of Ashton under Lyne who departed this life Novr 26th  1892 aged 63 years also Ann the beloved wife of John MELLOR of Ashton under Lyne who departed this life April 25th 1891 aged 57 years

In memory of Ann wife of John MELLOR who departed this life March 22nd 1866 in the 40th year of her age also Sarah Hannah daughter of John & Ann MELLOR of Charlesworth who departed this life October 15th 1861 aged 2 years and 4 months also Mary Jane their daughter who departed this life October 7th 1863 aged 10 weeks also of Joseph Thornton MELLOR who died Feby 7th 1870 aged 5 months `We would not live alway, no welcome the tomb Since Jesus has lain there we dread not its gloom Here sweet be our rest till he bid us arise To hail Him in triumph descending the skies`

In loving memory of John DAWSON who died Novr 17th 1927 in his 80th year also Elizabeth the beloved wife of John DAWSON of Fitzalan St., Glossop who died July 24th 1922 aged 74 years

Sacred to the memory of William MELLOR son of George & Hannah MELLOR of Charlesworth who departed this life August 17th 1846 in the 2nd year of his age also Sarah Hannah MELLOR their daughter who died Jany 23rd 1870 aged 17 years also the above George MELLOR who died October 28th 1889 aged 81 years also Hannah MELLOR his wife who died January 27th 1892 in her 84th year also Samuel MELLOR their son who died September 19th 1899 aged 63 years

`Thy will be done` In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann HAND wife of James HAND of Charlesworth minister of this place who died February 8th 1869 in her 50th year `Jesus, confiding in thy name Thou king of saints, thy body`s head, We give to earth the breathless frame Remembring thou thyself wast dead`

`Thy will be done` In affectionate remembrance of Ann  TAYLOR who died Feby 28th 1872 aged 83 years also James TAYLOR of Charlesworth son of the above who died April 23rd 1875 aged 64 years `Here in quiet and peaceful hope resteth the body of a sincere Christian, in life scrupulously just, in his Christian profession, tenaciously truthful and consistent` also Mary their daughter who departed this life Jany 8th 1879 aged 64 years

In memory of Ellen wife of George HOBSON of Seel Fold Mossley who departed this life August 29th 1878 aged 48 years

In memory of Robert ASHWORTH of Broadbottom who died May 4th 1876 in his 73rd year also Mary his wife who died January 17th 1878 in her 73rd year also William the son of Robert & Mary ASHWORTH of Broadbottom who died March 29th 1843 in his 8th year also of Susan their daughter who died May 11th 1846 in her 2nd year also of Robert their son who died April 9th 1859 in his 23rd year also Mary their daughter who died January 12th 1893 aged 51 years also Harriet Ann daughter of Richard & Nancy ASHWORTH who died Decr 11th 1872 in her 8th year

In memory of William ASHTON of Broadbottom who died October 18th 1877 aged 53 years also Jane his beloved wife who died April 5th 1899 aged 73 years also Richard ASHWORTH born Oct 18th 1833 died March 31st 1914

Treasured memories of Elizabeth ASHWORTH of Spring Bank Broadbottom who died July 21st 1937 in her 67th year also Sarah Ellen sister of the above and wife of William POTT died April 3rd 1944 aged 75 years also of the above William POTT died Jany 25th 1951 aged 81 years `At rest`

`Blessed are the dead wich (sic) die in the Lord` Sacred to the memory of Thomas BRUCKSHAW who departed this life May 22nd 1864 aged 73 years Mary the wife of Thomas BRUCKSHAW who died March 18th 1848 aged 45 years George son of Thomas & Mary BRUCKSHAW late of Simmondly who died Jany 20th 1841 aged 7 years also Sarah their daughter who died Octr 22nd 1845 aged 8 years also Joshua their son who died March 15th 1848 aged 4 week (sic) and 4 days

Transcribed by A.M. Berrell November 2000 (top)

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Jesse ROWBOTTOM (died 11 Nov 1896) and James ROWBOTTOM (died 14 May 1849) were brothers, the sons of Moses ROWBOTTOM of Moorside Farm Chisworth.

James ROWBOTTOM (died 22 Dec 1929), Peter ROWBOTTOM (died 26 Dec 1927) and Sarah BEELEY (died 18 Mar 1927) were children of Jesse ROWBOTTOM (died 11 Nov 1896) and his wife Elizabeth.

Jane BEARD (died 3 Jul 1907) was the daughter of Thomas ROWBOTTOM, a brother of James and Jesse ROWBOTTOMDavid BEARD, Annie Jane BEARD, Jessy Rowbottom BEARD, Ruth BEARD as well as Elizabeth Alice JACKSON were all children of Robert and Jane BEARD.

James ROWBOTTOM (died 14 May 1849) was the great great grandfather of Peter ROWBOTTOM who contributed this information. (top)

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 Elizabeth WOOD, Mary Howard DUTTON and Fanny May CLEGG were three of the six  daughters of John Edwin and Sarah Ann SWALLOW.

Edwin SWALLOW and Percy SWALLOW were two of John Edwin and Sarah Ann's sons.

Sarah Ann SWALLOW nee WOOD was one of the sisters of Samuel WOOD, who was the Great Grandfather of Elizabeth NOVITSDKI

Coincidentally, Samuel and his older brother Ralph were wheelwrights and undertakers in Charlesworth and took care of the arrangements for the funeral of John Edwin SWALLOW. (top)

John Edwin SWALLOW c. 1862 - 29 Oct. 1918

Sarah Ann SWALLOW nee WOOD 1862 - 14 Oct. 1933

Elizabeth WOOD nee SWALLOW c. Feb. 1891 - 26 Apr. 1965

Herbert WOOD c. 1893 - 8 Mar. 1954

Mary Howard DUTTON nee SWALLOW 1892 - 13 Oct. 1969

Ralph DUTTON ? - 7 Dec. 1974

Edwin SWALLOW 30 Oct. 1894 - 15 Feb. 1980

Edith SWALLOW nee KENYON 1 Sept. 1894 - 2 Mar. 1977

Percy SWALLOW Jan. 1897 - 31 Oct. 1917

Fanny May CLEGG nee SWALLOW 30 Sept. 1898 - 19 Dec. 1976

Horace CLEGG c. 1903 - 6 July 1951

Ralph WOOD 31 Mar. 1857 - 23 May 1947

Samuel WOOD 12 Feb. 1867 - 8 Oct. 1940 (top)

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