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St Leonard's Church, Seaford

Memorial Inscriptions

Section E

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

 WRIGHT 
  In Memory of
PETER WRIGHT
of the
Inner Temple, London, Esquire
second son of the late
Reverend Peter Wright
former Rector of Marks Tay,
in the County of Essex
eighteenth day of October 1843
in the 38th year of his age.

[ E01 ]
 
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Peter Wight's slab tomb,
by the path round the East end of St Leonard's
 

THOMPSONTODDFITZGERALD
WILLIAM THOMPSON
born 17th Decer 1865,
died 9th Janry 1866

[ E02 ]
In Memory of
ELIZA
widow of
Richard TODD.
of Oundle, Norths
Who died at Seaford
June 15 1879.
Aged 59.

[ E03.   Norths = Northants/Northamptonshire ]
MAURICE. NOEL.
RYDER. PURCELL
FITZGERALD
,
Died December 17th 1877.
Buried here on his 42nd birthday.

ANNIE, wife of
Maurice Purcell
FITZGERALD
died March 2nd 1919.
R . I . P.

[ E04.   PR: Maurice of Boulge Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Anne aged 84 ]
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William Thompson's modern-looking grave marker.
Despite his young age, it is not child-size
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Eliza Todd's memorial has retained its cross, unlike many
 

BISSETBURGESSS
Sacred
to the Memory of
Mr JOHN BISSET
-- of --W--
who was --- ---- ----
-- October -- ----

[ E05.   HS: John Bissett d. 31 Mar 1839 aged 45 years ]
To the Memory
of
CHARLES BURGESS
who departed this life
August 13 1853
in the 39th year of his life.

C . B
1853

[ Footstone – E06 ]
- - - -

J . B. S
187-

[ Footstone - E07 ]

SHILLITO
STELLA NURTHALL
SHILLITO

Born 22nd September 1920
Died 7th April 1976
R . I . P

[ E08 (Ashes) ]
FRANCIS WILLIAM
SHILLITO

Vicar of Seaford
1947 – 1957
Born 25th August 1907
Died January 25th 1957
R . I . P.

[ E09 (Ashes).   PR: d. aged 49 ]
ELIZABETH HANNAH
SHILLITO

Born 20th March 1878
Died at
Seaford Vicarage
21st January 1950
R . I . P.

[ E10 (Ashes).   PR: d. aged 71 ]

FOTHERGILL / LEESAXBYEVANS
Sacred to the Memory
of
WILLIAM FOTHERGILL
- - - -
who departed this life ---- ---- ----
Aged -- Years
- - - -

Also of
---------- ----- LEE
His widow
Who departed this life
January -- 1--7
Lord -- ---- ---- ---
here -- ---- ---- became a ----
the people -- ---- ---- ---- ----


[ E11.   PR: William Fothergill of Blatchington i. 6 Dec 1848 aged 50.
See also G14 ]
---- ---- -----
----- ------- ----- Wife
of John SAXBY
--------- ------ ------
--------- ------- ------
Aged -- Years

Also of the above
JOHN SAXBY
Who departed this Life
-- March 1831
Aged -- Years

[ E12 ]
C.   D.   E.   1902

[ E13.   PR: Caroline Dennett Evans, Sutton Road,
i. 2 Oct 1902 aged 86.   OS: Died 30 Sep 1902.
See also E18, below ]

PRESTONVINCENT
To the Memory
of
FRANK ROBERT FABER PRESTON
Son of
Capt W. Preston, R.N.
of Board Hill Cuckfield
Sussex
who died April 20th 1851
Aged 3 years 8 months

F R F P
18-1

[ Footstone – E14 ]
Sacred
to the Memory of
CLARA
the beloved daughter of
Henry & Mary VINCENT
of Seaford
who died on the 27th
day of July 1839
Aged 7 years

[ E15 ]

BALDWINEVANS / WATERS
M   S
of
MATILDA BALDWIN
Daughter of
Joseph & Charlotte
Baldwin
of this Parish
who died March 8 1841
Aged 6 weeks

[ E16.   See also E17
MS - Memoriae Sacrum = Sacred to the Memory ]
M   S
of
CHARLOTTE the beloved
Wife of J BALDWIN
Collector of H.M. Customs
at Newhaven
who died 1st March 1849
in the 37th year of
her age

C . B

[ Footstone – E17.   See also E16
MS - Memoriae Sacrum = Sacred to the Memory ]
To the Memory of
CAROLINE DENNETT EVANS
who died 10th Sept 1902
aged 86 Years
sister of the late
Marianne Waters
daughter of John and
Caroline Beard Evans
of this Parish

To the Memory of
MARIANNE
the beloved wife of
Mr Charles WATERS
of this Parish
who died July 23rd 1850
Aged 30 years

M W
1850
C D E
1902

[ Footstone – E18. See also E12 ]

OLIVERBANKSO
ELIZA
--- --- Major OLIVER
----

E . O
1815

[ Footstone – E19. HS & PR: Eliza, wife of Major
Oliver RHA, d. 18 March 1815, aged 28, i. 23 Mar 1815 ]
In loving memory
CATHERINE BANKS
------ ------ Banks
---

[ E20 ]
 
D   O
1876

[ Footstone – E21.
No PR entry ]

SCRASEALLFREEGORRING
In Memory of
WILLIAM SCRASE,
late of Friston Place,
who died at Seaford,
June 13th 1864,
aged 75 years.

Also of SARAH, his wife
who died March 28th 1877,
aged 89 years.

"Then are they glad because they
are at rest and so He bringeth them
into the haven where they would be."   Ps CVII.30


[ E22 ]
In affectionate remembrance
of
GEORGE ALLFREE,
who fell asleep 19th January 1882,
aged 80 years.

"Looking for that blessed hope and the
glorious appearing of the great God and
Our Saviour Jesus Christ."


Also of
CATHERINE ALLFREE,
widow of the above,
who died at Loose, Kent,
19th January 1897,
aged 93 years.

[ E23 ]
In memory of
Mr HENRY BEAN GORRING
second son of
John & Arabella Gorring
late of this Parish
who died May - 1842
aged 45 years

Also of MARY his widow
who died July 14 1884
aged 86 years

H   B   G
----
M   G
1884

[ Footstone – E24. HS & PR: Henry Bean Gorring d. 22 May 1842,
i. 28 May 1842 ]
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Top of Henry Bean Gorring's headstone

GORRINGSTANTON
In memory of
JOHN eldest son of
John & Arabella GORRING
late of this Parish
who died Novr 19 1826
aged 31 years

J . G
1826

[ Footstone – E25 ]
In Memory of
Mr JOHN GORRING
late of this Parish
Who died 5th June 1824
Aged 64 Years

[ E26 ]
In Loving Memory
BERNARD STANTON
1907 – 1989
MARJORIE GORRINGE
STANTON

1903 - 1982

[ E27.   Memorial tablet between F01 and F03 ]
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The main cluster of Gorring family gravestones
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Some of the slabs are clearly those of children
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Top of John Gorring's headstone, with the family's characteristic scroll design with angel or cherub
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Memorial tablet for Bernard & Marjorie Gorringe Stanton

GORRINGECHAMBERS
- - - - -
I  •  G
1803

[ Footstone - E28.   HS & PR: Isabella Gorring, daughter of John
& Arabella, d. 21 Sep 1803 aged 2 years 4 months, i. 24 Sep 1803. ]
Sacred
to the memory of
THOMAS GORRINGE
who died on October 19th 1839
aged 36 years

Also of THOMAS his son
who died January 11 1831
aged 9 weeks

T  •  G
1839
T  •  G
1831

[ Footstone - E29 ]
In memory of
SARAH
daughter of Thomas William
CHAMBERS
and Eliza, his wife
born November 11th 1837
died October 3rd 1863

S   C
----

[ Footstone – E30. PR: i. 8 Oct 1863 ]
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The main group of Gorring/Gorringe gravestones
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Thomas Gorringe, with angel & scroll top design
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Sarah Chambers

CHAMBERS
In memory of
MARY ELIZABETH
daughter of James and
Ruth Elizth CHAMBERS
who died --18--
aged 13 months

Also of EDITH
who died 1 March 18-0
aged 8 years 6 months
---- in the kingdom -----

M   E   C
1859
E   C
1870

[ Footstone – E31.   PR: Mary Elizabeth i. 28 Feb 1859
aged 15 months. Edith i. 8 Mar 1870 ]
In Memory of
THOMAS WILLm CHAMBERS
Esquire,
who died 27th Decr. 1855
aged 60 years.

Also of MARY, his wife,
who died 13th May 1831
aged 39 years

T   W   C
1855.
M   C
1831.

[ Footstone – E32 ]
Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH SWAIN,
the wife of
Thomas CHAMBERS Esq
who departed this life
January 17th 1815
Aged 61 Years

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS CHAMBERS Esq
a Jurat of this town & port
for 45 Years
who departed this life
August 12 1831
Aged 75 Years

[ E33 ]
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Thomas Wm Chambers d 1855
 

St Leonard's lychgate St Leonard's on a bright morning
with low Autumn sun.


Left - the old lychgate entrance, where the vicar would await coffins under shelter. Such gates had central stands on which pall-bearers could rest a heavy coffin. These have disappeared now that burials take place at a local cemetery, as have the gates themselves.

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1998 painting by a local resident
St Leonard's - the eastern Chancel
The oldest surviving memorial is that of Ann Swaine, from 1702.

BAKER
In memory
of
Mr WILLIAM BAKER son
of Willm and Mary Baker
Who departed this life
Oct 7 ----
Aged 5 Years
----

[ E34. See also E35-E37.
HS: d. 10 Oct 1802 aged 52 ]
In Memory
of
Mr WILLIAM BAKER
Who departed this life
Jan 10th 1779
Aged 60 Years

W  •  B
1779

[ Footstone – E35 ]
In Memory
of
Mrs MARY BAKER
Wife of Willm. Baker
who departed this life
Sep. 30 1784
Aged 61 Years

M  •  B
1784

[ Footstone – E36 ]

BAKERLEAMON
In memory
of
Mr CHARLES SWAINE BAKER
son of Willm. & Mary Baker
who departed this life
Aug -- ----
Aged -- Years

C  •  B
1782

[ Footstone – E37.
HS: d. 25 Aug 1782 aged 27
See also E34-36 ]
Sacred
to the memory of
THOMAS LEAMON,
at Seaford August 6th 1862
aged 71 years
"Blessed are the dead which die
in the Lord from henceforth."   Rev. XIV: 13


Also
ELIZABETH LEAMON
wife of the above
who died July 7th 1868
aged 78 years
I am the Resurrection and the Life.

T   L
1862
E   L
1868

[ Footstone – E38.   See also E39 ]
Sacred
to the memory of
SUSANNAH,
only daughter of
Thos & Elizabeth LEAMON
She died at Seaford 3rd Nov 1857,
aged 41 years
A token of affection from her brother.

Also of
THOMAS POWELL LEAMON
her only brother
who died in command of the ship
Lincoln on a voyage from New Zealand
to Madras Dec 1 1865 who was
interred at Madras on the [left blank]
aged 36 years
Blessed are the pure in heart for
they shall see God


S  •  L
1857

[ Footstone – E39. See E38. Matthew V.8.viii ]
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Thos & Elizabeth Leamon
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Susannah & Thomas Leamon, brother & sister

CHAMBERSALLWORK / CHAMBERSBAKER
In memory of
HARRY
son of Thomas William
CHAMBERS,
and Eliza, his wife.
born October 16th 1846,
died December 7th 1863.

Also
WILLIAM, their infant son.
born May 26th
died May 31st 1850

H  •  C
1863
W  •  C
1850

[ Footstone – E40.
PR: Henry Chambers i. 11 Dec 1863 aged 17.
William i. 3 Jun 1850 aged 1 week ]
In Memoriam
ERNEST ALLWORK died September 3rd 1897 aged 48 years
HENRY ALLWORK died February – 1--- aged 50
ELIZABETH --- HENRY ALLWORK died -----

JAMES CHAMBERS died November 8th 1870 aged 46 years

MARY ALLWORK died February -- ----

THOMAS WILLIAM CHAMBERS died March 18 ---- aged 84 years
RUTH E CHAMBERS died May 1910 aged 77
ANN ALLWORK died February-- ---- aged --

[ E41.   PR: Henry Allwork i. 6 Feb 1847.
Mary Allwork i. 7 Feb 1881.   Ruth Elizabeth Chambers. ]
To the Memory
of THOs BAKER son
of Willm Baker
and Mary his Wife
who departed this life
March 17th 1775
Aged 18 Years

[ E42.   PR: Blacksmith ]
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Kerbed family plot - Allwork & Chambers
 

SWAINS
-- memory --
Mr JOHN SWAIN
who died 19th March 1765
Aged 67 Years

[ E43 ]
-- the Memory
of ----- SWAIN late
[of the] Town & Port of
Seaford who died March
----

----- SWAIN his wife
who died Aug – 1757
Aged 86 Years

S
W   E

1720
1757

[ Footstone - E44 ]
To the Memory
of
-------

E   .   S
1756

[ Footstone – E45 ]

GREENPITCHERALLWORK
In Memory of
SARAH wife of
Thomas GREEN
late of this Parish
who departed this life
21st of September 1844
Aged 6- Years

Also of MARTHA
their daughter
who departed this life
- May 1841
aged 25 years

S   G
1844
M   G
1841

[ Footstone – E46. PR: Sarah Green aged 67.
Martha i. 27 May 1841 ]
IHS
In
Loving memory
of
SARAH, the beloved wife
of the late John PITCHER
fell asleep 27th September 1884

Also of
GEORGE, their son,
fell asleep 29th June 1861.
Grant them, Lord, eternal life

[ E47. PR: George i. 4 Jul 1861 aged 25 ]
To the memory of
Mr JAMES ALLWORK
Late of Willingdon
died May 12th 1811
Aged 26 Years

[ E48 ]

 W 
  In Affectionate Remembrance of
SARAH
widow of John W----E
late of -----, --------
who died September 25th 1896
aged 79 years
In God we trust

[ E49 ]
 
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Sarah W's headstone in an old photograph
 

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