Eckworthy Baptist Chapel Memorial Inscriptions

The grid reference for this graveyard is SS40880 17750. Please be aware that this graveyard is now private property.

Eckworthy to right of path 11-23

Surnames

Balkwill

Beer

Gist

Hancock

Heal

Hearn

Honey

Hookway

Morris

Parnacott

Pasker

Pridham

Reynolds

Richards

Ridge

Sanders

Skinner

Eckworthy Church Plan

Numbers E01-E10 are to the left of the path, beginning nearest to the chapel. Numbers E11-E23 are to the right of the path, beginning furthest away from the path.

E01 Sacred to the memory of Mary the devoted wife of Samuel Ridge of East Putford who died March 18th 1868 aged 34 years Also in memory of John Oliver son of the above who died April 6th 1868 aged 9 months (Mason: Sanders Buckland)

E02 Patient in tribulation continuing instant in prayer Sacred to the memory of Fanny the beloved wife of Joseph Beer of the parish of Frithelstock Who died the 28th day of October 1859 aged 44 years Here reposeth he ashes of a redeem’d soul Whose last words was [sic] ‘Happy Happy Forever Forever farewell lov’d one till we meet again’

E03 Sacred to the memory of Thomas son of Robert & Mary Heal of this Parish who died on the 25th Febry in the year of Our Lord 1858 aged 21  years God is Love

E04 Jesus loved us Sacred to the memory of Joseph Henry son of Joseph & Fanny Beer of the parish of Frithelstock who died Septr the 28th 1859 aged 2 days Also George Thomas son of the above who died June the 12th 1860 aged 4 years

E05 Sacred to the memory of Robert Heal of this parish who departed this life May 1st AD 1849 aged 67 years Elizabeth Pasker daughter of the above died July 25th 1886 aged 70 years

E06 Sacred to the memory of John Richards of this parish who died on the 8th day of April in the year of our Lord 1864 aged 61 years Happy soul thy days are ended All thy mourning days are past Died to live a life of glory Suffer’d here to reign with Christ

E07 Sacred to the memory of Jasper Pridham of this parish who died on the 4th day of Janry in the year of our Lord 1860 aged 89 years A crown of glory is the hoary head found in the heavenward path the righteous tread If found in sin how fearful the amount of vengeance treasured for the last account

E08 Sacred to the memory of Martha wife of Jasper Pridham of this parish who died February 14th Anno Dom 1849 aged 73 years Farewell my husband and children dear my pain was great while I was here lament no more tis all in vain you cannot call me back again (Mason: Sanders)

E09 In memory of Mary Grace daughter of Samuel & Mary Ridge of East Putford who died March 22 1867 aged 5 years Of such is the Kingdom RIP

E10 Sacred to the memory of John Honey of this parish who died the 9th day of July in the year of our Lord 1862 aged 73 years It is finished

E11 (Main headstone) In loving memory of a dear husband & dad William John Balkwill who died May 4th 1965 aged 68 years Memories of you dear are with us yet We will remember when others forget Also a beloved wife & mother Florence Edith who died July 28th 1991 aged 93 years Re-united in God’s keeping (Flower pot) Dad 4.5.65 Mum 28.7.91 (Another flower pot) From Glad and Tom

E12 In loving memory of a dear husband & father Studley Hookway who died 12th March 1974 aged 73 years At rest Also of his beloved wife Gladys who died 19th April 1995 aged 91 years Peace perfect peace

E13 In loving memory of Emma the beloved wife of George Hearn of Tythecott who died June 6th 1915 aged 73 years Not gone from memory not gone from love but gone to our Father’s home above (Footstone) EH 1915 (Mason: Parnacott Torrington)

 E14 In loving memory of George Hearn who passed peacefully away May 6th 1917 aged 68 years The dear one is gone though he lingered in pain and all that was done for his aid was in vain at last he was taken with Christ he is now and glories unfading encircle his brow (Footstone) 1917 (Mason: Parnacott)

E15 In loving memory of Frederick W Reynolds Pastor of the Baptist Churches in Frithelstock District who entered into rest October 19th 1908 aged 39 years For me to live is Christ and to die is gain (Footstone) FWR 1908

E16 In loving memory of Robert Skinner of Rose in the Grove Buckland Br who died May 28th 1915 aged 84 years In perfect peace (Mason: Morris B-D)

E17 In loving memory of Susanna Hancock who died August 11 1953 aged 74 years At rest

E18 In loving memory of darling Paul Rodney Hookway who passed peacefully away on the 21st May 1989 aged 22 years God bless God saw the rugged pathway was getting hard to climb so he gently closed his weary eyes and whispered ‘Peace be thine’ (On base) From Mum & Dad

E19 In loving memory of Eileen Hookway died 7th September 2002 aged 70 years Also her dear husband Arthur Hookway died 4th May 2003 aged 70 years beloved parents, grandparents and great-grandparents both of Great Eckworthy Always in our thoughts Reunited (Flower pot) EH AH  (Mason: R Gist & Son Torrington)

E20 Unmarked

E21 Unmarked

E22 In loving memory of Augustus John Hookway died July 25th 1946 aged 70 years Also of Clara Ann beloved wife of the above who died March 9th 1947 aged 71 years They trusted in God’s unchanging love and built on the rock which nought can move

E23 In loving memory of Thomas Hancock the beloved husband of Beatrice who died 30th December 1951 aged 70 years God is love Also of Beatrice beloved wife of the above who died 3rd January 1984 aged 94 years Peace perfect peace

Eckworthy to left of path 01-10

See also the gravestones at St. Mary and St. Benedict Anglican Church and Thornhillhead Methodist Church

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