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St Leonard's Church, Seaford

Memorial Inscriptions

Section A

Memorials are listed in plot order by section
[ Sources: PR = Parish Register. HS = Henry Simmons (1860). WL = Wood/Landrock (1999). OS = Other Source. ]
Plot numbers are below the inscriptions.   d.= died   i.=interred   Click on icons for images
Sections: ~ A ~ B ~ C ~ D ~ E ~ F ~ G ~ H ~ I ~ J ~ K ~~ Block Plan

ROBINSON / WALKERLANGMEADWALKER
In loving remembrance of
ELIZABETH ROBINSON
born at Lyons Hall Hereford 1808
died April 11TH 1885.
The days of our age are threescore years
and ten; and though men be so strong that
they come to fourscore years, yet is their
strength then but labour and sorrow; so
soon it passeth away and we are gone. *

Also of
SUSANAH CATHERINE WALKER
niece of the above
who died June 1875
aged 28 years.
He giveth his beloved sleep.
This stone is erected by her only daughter

M. S. R.
E. R. 1885.
S. C. W. 1875.

[ Footstone - A01.   * Psalm 10 ]
In Loving Memory
of
our devoted father
HENRY WESTBROOK
LANGMEAD

who died October 29TH,
1889
aged 48 years.

[ A02 ]

St Leonard's, Seaford
Northern part of the churchyard - Adm Walker in the foreground
Underneath this stone are deposited the Remains
of JAMES WALKER Esquire,
Rear Admiral of the Red.
A most brave and distinguished Officer who served
fought and conquered with Rodney, Howe
Duncan, St Vincent and the immortal Nelson.
In the glorious Victory of Camperdown he commanded
the Monmouth, in that of Copenhagen the Isis
and after serving his King and Country
for fifty-five years with conspicuous Valour, Zeal
Skill and Fidelity, he departed this life
at Blatchington, July 13TH 1831
in the 67TH Year of his Age.

[ A03 - See also K47.
OS: The admiral was staying with his son, Lt Walker, when he d.
at the Blatchington Coastguard Station (RC) ]
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Elizabeth Robinson & Susanah Walker
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James Walker's chest tomb
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James Walker's chest tomb

SPARK PAYNEHOWARD
In loving memory of
FANNY MARIA, wife of
Thomas Maugham SPARK,
who died 12TH March 1888,
aged 39 years.

[ A04 ]
In
Loving Memory
of
FLORENCE PAYNE,
who fell asleep in Jesus,
Feb 15TH 1895, aged 2 months.

[ A05 ]
In
Loving Memory
of
SYDNEY DE C. M. HOWARD
Born May 12 1886
The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away:
Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Died Jan 27 1887

[ A06 ]
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Florence Payne
 

OSBONDIPLOCKFOST / ALLEN / JUSON
In loving memory of ROBERT OSBON,
who died 26TH December 1890,
aged 54 years.

Also of
FANNY wife of the above,
who died -- March 1900
aged -- years.
(Rock of Ages?) cleft for me

[ A07 ]
Here lies the Body of
Captain JOHN DIPLOCK
Who died November 18TH 1753
Aged 68 years
---liction so-- l--- time I bore
---- ---- ---- ---- in Vain
Till ---- ---- God did ----
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Pain.

----

Also of MARY his wife
who departed this life
June 16 1779
aged 86 years

[ A08. HS & PR: John d. and was i. on 18 November 1753 aged 68.
The epitaph is a variation of a common Victorian verse, which ran:

"Affliction sore long time I bore,
Physicians were in Vain
Till for my ease God did please,
To free me of my Pain."
]
MARY FRANCES
FOST

4. 1. 1954
HENRY FARNELL
ALLEN

16. 10. 1985
MARIAN FRANCES
ALLEN JUSON

21. 7. 1929 – 18. 7. 2007
R. I. P.

[ A09 - memorial tablet ]
   

LEABURGESS
In l----- ------- of
EDMUND GILLAM LEA,
who fell asleep 16TH July 1897
aged 55 years.
I shall go to Him but He will not
return to me.


Also of BESSIE,
wife of the above,
who died 5TH December 1932,
aged 85 years.
LESLIE
HAROLD LEA

youngest son
of above
beloved
husband of
BEATRICE.
Died 26TH Oct
1956,
aged 68
Also
his wife
BEATRICE
LEA

died 18TH May
1958
aged 72
Re-united.
[ A10. PR: Edmund Gillam d. Claremont Road, Seaford, Bessie (Elizabeth) in Endwall Road, London SE4. The post-1898 interments were permitted as this is a family grave. ]
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
REUBEN BURGESS
who died November 9TH 1874
aged 54 years
-----

Also of
EMMA beloved wife of the above
died April 19TH 1909
Aged 76
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"

R B
1874

[ Footstone - A11 ]
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The Lea family memorials
 

BRAVERYBURGESSLATEY
In Loving Memory of
ANNIE,
the beloved wife of
Charles J. BRAVERY,
Who died 18TH October 1893,
Aged 34 years.
In the midst of life we are in death
Also of
CHARLES JOSEPH BRAVERY
24TH February 1948
In his 86TH year
At rest

A B
1893
C J B
1948

[ Footstone – A12 ]
In
Loving Memory
of
WILLIE BURGESS
who died 21ST May 1897
in the 30TH year of his age.
Blessed are the Peacemakers for they
shall be called the children of G--


W B
1897

[ Footstone – A13 ]
In
fondest memory
of
ERNEST,
The dearly-loved son of
John & Constance LATEY,
entered into rest Nov 3 1894,
aged 18 years.
God has saved from weary strife,
in its dawn this young fresh life,
which awaits us now above,
resting in the Saviour’s love.


[ A14 - PR: i. 6 Nov 1894 aged 19 ]

St Leonard's, Seaford
The appearance of orderly rows can be deceptive
St Leonard's, Seaford
St Leonard's Chancel and Chapel, with the Old School behind
St Leonard's, Seaford
Slab and chest tombs in the foreground. The churchyard is just a step from the town centre.

MORLINGTILTMANGREEN
In
loving memory of
CHARLIE
eldest son of Charles
and Caroline MORLING
who died March 18TH 1895
aged 31 years.

Also of
FREDERICK CHARLES
their fourth son
who died April 1ST 1879
aged 3 years & 9 months

[ A15 ]
In loving memory
of
THOMAS TILTMAN
who died Aug. 3RD 1885
in his 72nd year
Also of SARAH
the beloved wife of the above
who died Feb. 16TH 1901
in her 87TH year.
"At Rest"

[ A16. PR: Sarah was i. on 21 Feb 1901, aged 85, ie her 86th year.
She d. at the Eastbourne Workhouse Infirmary ]


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Thomas Tiltman's still-sharp memorial
In Affectionate Remembrance
JOHN GREEN
departed this life
July 1ST 1879
aged 85 years

ELEANOR his wife
who departed this life
March -- 1882.
aged -- years

This stone was erected by
Their youngest son HENRY GREEN
Brigade Sergeant Major of the
New South Wales Artillery Australia
----
J G
1879

[ Footstone - A17. 1879 corrected by mason to 1878.
WL: Eleanor d. 28 Mar 1882 ]

MORTONHUBARDBOWDEN
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
SUSANNAH MORTON
who departed this life
January 24TH 1876
aged 65 years
May she rest in peace.

[ A18 ]
To
the memory of
ELIZABETH the wife of
Joseph HUBARD
who departed this life
Jan 15 1873
aged 96 years

Also of the above
JOSEPH HUBARD
who departed this life
Dec 21 1880
aged 98 years

[ A19. OS: Joseph Hubard, born 1782, was a bricklayer who lived all his life in Church Street, mostly in the same house (SWA) ]
Sacred
to the memory of
HARRIET
the beloved and affectionate wife of
William BOWDEN of Dalston
and late of Totnes Devonshire
who died at Seaford May 10TH 1859
aged 62 years

H   B
1---

[ Footstone - A20 ]
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Susannah Morton's headstone
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Elizabeth and Joseph Hubard
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Footstone for Elizabeth & Joseph Hubard
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Top of Harriet Bowden's fallen headstone

MAYNARDSTEVENSSIMMONS
In Memory of
Mr ROBERT MAYNARD
late of the Parish
of St John’s Westminster
who departed this life
December 12th 1840
aged 55 years
An example of industry
and --------- lived
----
Best --------------- who knew him.
He shall return no more to his
House, neither shall his place know
Him any more.   Job VII 10


R . M
1840.

[ Footstone - A21 ]
To
the memory of
ANN the wife of
George STEVENS
Who departed this life
December 1837
aged 64 years

Also of the above
GEORGE STEVENS
who departed this life
October 1845
Aged 71 years

A . S
1837
G . S
1845

[ Footstone - A22 ]
In
memory of
ESTER the daughter -----
Who departed
----

[ A23. Obscured by tree roots.
PR: Esther, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Simmons (A24),
d. aged 9 on 27 Aug 1798, i. 2 Sep 1798 ]
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Robert Maynard's headstone (recently recovered)
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George & Ann Stevens: head and footstones
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Esther Simmons - somewhat overwhelmed by roots

SIMMONSTOWNERSIMMONS
In memory of
Mrs SARAH SIMMONS
wife of Mr T. Simmons
who died June 26th 1849
aged 84 years

Also of
the above named
Mr THOMAS SIMMONS
who died 20th April 1850
aged 88 years
----

[ A24. PR and HS: Parents of Ester (A23) ]
In memory of
THOMAS TOWNER
who departed this life
July 16th 1858
aged 66 years

Also of ANN his wife
who departed this life
December 26th 1854
aged 67 years

T . T
1858
A . T
1854

[ Footstone – A25 ]
In memory of
JAMES SIMMONS
who died October 16th 1839
aged 68 years
and his wife
ELIZABETH SIMMONS
who died July 11th 1816
aged 42 years

Also their children
SUSANNAH SIMMONS
who died May 2nd 1825
aged 19 years
and
ANNE SIMMONS
who died March 23rd 1826
aged 23 years

J . S
1839.
E . S
1816.
S . S
1825.
A . S
1826.

[ Footstone – A26 ]
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James & Elizabeth Simmons and children, with fallen rail & footstone

ATKINSON / SIMMONSSIMMONSSIMMONS
In memory of
JAMES SIMMONS ATKINSON
of 65 Friday Street, London.
Eldest son of the late
James and Elizabeth Simmons
of this parish.
He died at Seaford,
November 1st 1852,
aged 52 years.

Also his brother
ROBERT SIMMONS
of Friday Street and Seaford.
who died March 29th 1856,
aged 46 years

J S A
1852
R . S
1856

[ Footstone – A27. HS: James Simmons, Seaford jurat, took the additional name
'Atkinson' by royal licence in Dec 1821 to comply with the Will of Robert Atkinson.
See also K53 ]
In memory of
MARIA,
the beloved wife
of HENRY SIMMONS,
who died June 5th 1882,
aged 70 years.

"I know that my Redeemer liveth."   Job XIX. 25.

Also of HENRY SIMMONS,
four times Bailiff of this town,
born June 1st 1815,
entered into rest March 5th 1903.

M . S
1882.
H . S
1903.

[ Footstone – A28. First compiler of a record
of memorials at St Leonard's, 1860.
See also K46 ]
In loving memory
of
THOMAS JOSEPH
SIMMONS

son of the late James and
Elizabeth Simmons,
of this parish
who died Dec 16th 1890
aged 75 Years.

Also of MARY SIMMONS widow of the above
who died November 1896
aged 70 Years

T J S
1890
M S
1896

[ Footstone – A29 ]
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James Simmons Atkinson & brother Robert Simmons
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Henry & Maria Simmons
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Thomas Joseph & Mary Simmons

SIMMONSSIMMONSJASPER
In memory of
WILLIAM SIMMONS,
Who departed this life Oct 1796
Aged 66 Years

Also of ANN his wife
Who departed this life Nov 1796
Aged 60 Years

W . S
1796
A . S
1796

[ Footstone – A30 ]
Erected
to the memory of
WILLIAM SIMMONS,
by his daughter
Esther,
He departed this life
June 28th 1840,
aged 80 years

W S
1840

[ Footstone – A31 ]
IHS
In Affectionate Remembrance of
ANN
the beloved wife of
William JASPER,
who died 5th July 1890,
aged 71 years.

[ A32 ]
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William Simmons' grave
 

WALLSUNKNOWNWADDELL / SIMMONS
In memory of
RICHARD WALLS
who Died
September y 13: 1756
Aged 28 years

[ A33. ‘y’ is a short form of ‘ye’ (‘the’) ]


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Richard Walls
In loving memory
of
ELIZABETH

[ A34. Remainder illegible ]
IHS
In
loving memory
of
ISABEL WADDELL,
born February 9th 1851,
died July 7th 1906.
"Thy Will be done."

LETITIA JANE SIMMONS, aged 95 years
wife of the late Henry Simmons
24th July 1944

[ A35 ]

SIMMONSGREENWADE
To the Memory
of ELIZABETH
Wife of Thomas SIMMONS
who died April 20th
1777 aged 43 years
----

[ A36 ]
In Memory of
ELLEN, the wife of
John Green,
who died Octr 27th 1885
aged 57.
Oh Lord open thou thine arms and
Fold me to thy bosom


Also of the above named
JOHN GREEN
Died March - -
Aged 59 [?]
Thy Will be done

[ A37 ]
In
Loving Memory
of
JAMES
the beloved and only son
of James WADE and Esther
his wife
who died December 12th 1885
aged 3 years & 9 months
With Christ which is far better

[ A38 ]
   

JASPERHOODHOOD
In
Affectionate Remembrance
of
ROBERT
beloved husband of Sarah JASPER
who departed this life
November 1889
Aged -- years
What I say ----- hath
The Lord -----
To the -----


Also of the above
SARAH JASPER
died December 12th 1908
aged 92 years.

[ A39 ]
Sacred
To the Memory
of BARBARA the Wife
of Edward HOOD
who departed this life
Jan. 15 1806
Aged 75 years

[ A40 ]


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Barbara Hood
In memory of
JOHN RENWICK HOOD son of
Edwd & Barbara Hood who died
Oct 4th 1800, Aged 1 Year

Also of THO. RENWICK HOOD
son of Edwd. & Barbara Hood
Oct - 1800 aged 6 months

Also of SARAH ANN HOOD
Daughter of Edwd & Barbara Hood who died
Oct - 1800 Aged 6 Months
----

[ A41 ]

HOODSTEELEBARBER
In Memory of
JOHN HOOD
who died May 8 1805
Aged 61 Years

Also of MARY his wife
who departed this Life
Feb the 26 1806
Aged 57 Years

[ A42. PR: senior Freeman ]


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John Hood
In
loving memory
of
MINNIE ELIZABETH,
the loving wife of
Thomas STEELE,
and second beloved daughter of
George and Fanny Baker
This monument is erected
by her bereaved parents.
Died May 25th 1890,
in her 23rd year.

We all do fade as a leaf   Is. LXIV. 6.

[ A43 ]
In Loving Memory of
FREDERICK AMADEUS,
the son of
Joseph & Harriet BARBER
of Seaford
who died Dec. 20th 1884.
aged 9 years
He shall gather [them in] with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom.   Isaiah XI. 11


Also of
ETHEL HARRIETT
the dearly loved second
daughter of the above
who died [peacef]ully at Davos
Switzerland on Jan 28 1900
aged 31 years
interred at Davos Dorf
Christ the same yesterday
and today and forever


[ A44 ]

JACKSON / EDWARDSPONDWHITE
In
loving memory
of
ROBERT WILLIAM JACKSON
who departed this life
August 27th 1895
aged 76 years
----
He giveth his beloved rest
----
Also of
ANNE EDWARDS
who died February 22nd 1884
aged 54 years
----
Also ISABELLA MARY,
wife of the above,
died 1st Jan: 1900, aged 78.
Buried in Seaford Cemetery.

[ A45.   Isabella Jackson was i. in
plot C1-54 in the Cemetery on 5 Jan 1900 ]
FLOWER POND,
who died
at Douglas, Isle of Man,
October 8th 1884,
aged 49 years.
He restoreth my soul.   Ps: XXIII. 3.

WILLIAM GEORGE POND,
who died December 9th 1901,
aged 66 years.
"His end was peace."

[ A46
PR: William Pond was from East Blatchington ]
In loving memory of
ANNE,
the beloved wife of
John WHITE,
who entered into rest
March 14th 1892,
aged 62 years.

Erected by her daughter.

[ A47 ]
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Robert & Mary Jackson and Anne Edwards
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Anne White

COMBSHOODTRIGWELL
In Loving Memory of
SARAH COMBS
who died May 4th 1904,
aged 77 years.

Also of
WILLIAM COMBS,
who died November 19th 1904,
aged 81 years.

[ A48 ]
In Memory
of ANN HOOD
Wife of John Hood
who departed this life
the 6th September 1: 1789
Aged - - Years

[ A49 ]
In loving memory of
EVELYN ADA, daughter of
George & Ada TRIGWELL,
who fell asleep in Jesus
January 30th 1898.
Aged 1 year and 6 months.
"And He said, suffer little children to come unto [me]
for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."


[ A50 ]
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Sarah & William Combs
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Sarah & William Combs
  

COMBSPRAMSCHRIVER / SCHULTZ
In loving memory
of
MARY ANN,
the beloved wife of
Harry Combs,
who entered into rest
November 29th 1891,
aged 49 years.
"Asleep in Jesus."

Also of the above named
HARRY COMBS,
who entered into rest
August 23rd 1903,
aged 63 years.
"In the midst of life we are in death."

[ A51 ]
Here lieth Capt. MARTIN PRAMSCHRIVER, of Dantzic, with 13 men of his ship's company; and Capt. J. G. SCHULTZ, of Dantzic, with 12 men of his ship's company. WRECKED, 7TH. Dec. 1809.

Inscription on a wooden rail memorial (no longer present), recorded by Henry Simmons
in 1860, sited north of the Church.
This marked one of several mass graves for the victims of a December 1809 disaster in which numerous ships were caught in a storm along the Channel. Seven ships were sunk in Seaford Bay.
St Peter's, Blatchington was also used for the burial of the drowned.

[ A52. (RC) ]
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Mary & Harry Combs
 

[ RC: R Castleden "On Blatchington Beach: a village and the sea" 2013, pp 119-121.
SWA: Sussex Weekly Advertiser. ]
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