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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. Click on icons for images

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

E . O
1815

[ Footstone – E01. HS: Eliza, wife of Major Oliver RHA, died
18 March 1815, aged 28. PR: buried 23 Mar 1815 aged 28 ]
In loving memory
CATHERINE BANKS
------ ------ Banks
---

[ E02 ]
 
D   O
1876

[ Footstone – E03.
Headstone illegible. 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

[ E04 ]
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.

[ E05 ]
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 – E06. HS: Henry Bean Gorring (second son) died May 22 1842 aged 45 years. PR: Henry Bean Gorring buried 28 May 1842 Aged 45 ]
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Top of Henry Bean Gorring's headstone

GORRINGBANKSBANKS
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 – E07 ]
-- memory of
CHARLES BANKS
who departed this life
March 15 1819
aged 40 years

Also of

HANNAH His Wife
who departed this life
------ --- 1---
aged -- years

C + B
1819
H + B
1846
[ Footstone – E09.   HS: Hannah died Jan 23 1846 aged 67 years.
PR: Hannah buried 29 Jan 1846 aged 65 ]
Sacred
To the memory of
MARY the beloved daughter of
David and Mary Catherine
BANKS
who died October 31st 1866
aged 31 years

M B
1866

[ Footstone – E10.
PR: Mary Jane Banks buried 6 Nov 1866 aged 31 ]
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The main cluster of Gorring family gravestones
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Some of the slabs are clearly those of children
  

BANKSB / COLEBANKS
Sacred
to the memory of
DAVID BANKS
who died April 26th 1867
aged 56 years.

Also of
MARY CATHERINE
his wife
who died Sept 1st 1901
aged 90 years

D . B
1867
M   C   B
1901

[ Footstone – E11.   PR: David buried 1 May 1867 aged 56.
WL: David died aged 56, Mary Catherine died aged 60 [sic] ]
G • B
1871
J • B
1891
[ Footstone - E12.
Headstone illegible ]


WILLIAM GEORGE
COLE

9thMay 1911
3rdJan 1973
Much loved.

[ E12. Tablet between headstone and footstone.

OS: A lady tending this grave told us William Cole was her father;
it was his request to be buried with his maternal grandmother ]
Sacred
to the memory of
JOSEPH,
youngest son of
William and Sarah BANKS
who departed this life
January 12th 1861.
Aged 19 years

"Those that seek me early shall
find me."   Prov. VIII. 17.


J   B
1861

[ Footstone – E13.
PR: Joseph buried 20 Jan 1861 aged 20 years ]
   

BANKSHILTONBURTON
 
H   B
1873

[ Footstone – E14. Headstone illegible.
PR: Hannah Banks, buried 17 Jul 1873 aged 20 ]
In loving memory
of ESTHER,
the devoted wife of
Charles HILTON
and eldest daughter of
Alfred and Marian Banks
died at Southampton,
Decr 20th 1882, aged 23 years.
Blend, O Lord, from day to day,
my will with thine, and take away,
All that now makes it hard to say
"Thy Will be done."


[ E16. ]
In loving memory of our dear Father and Mother
WILLIAM BURTON died 14th Octr 1894 aged 70 years.
CAROLINE BURTON died 22nd Feb. 1923 aged 96 years.

HERBERT JAMES WILLIAM STEPHEN JOHN
ALFRED GEORGE CHARLIE MATILDA
CHARLOTTE CAROLINE EMILY.

[ E17. PR: William Burton buried 20 Oct 1894 aged 69.
Caroline Burton buried 28 Feb 1923 aged 96 ]
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Esther Hilton née Banks, wife of Charles
 

BANKSBANKSGREEN
In Affectionate Memory
of
CHARLES BANKS
who departed this life
July 12th 1875,
aged 45 years.
---- life through"

C   B
1875

[ Footstone – E20 ]
WILLIAM BANKS
Who died May 14th 18--
----

W   B
1874
S   B
1875

[ Footstone – E21.   PR: Sarah Banks buried 1 Mar 1875 aged 67.
William buried 17 Jul 1874 aged 65 ]
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 – E22. PR: Sarah Green buried 26 Sep 1844 aged 67.
Martha buried 27 May 1841 aged 25 ]
   

PRATTBANKSBANKS
In loving memory of
JOHN PRATT,
died 17th Jan. 1881, aged 67.

Also of
ELIZABETH PRATT,
wife of the above
died 16th June 1881, aged 69.

"Gone but not forgotten"

[ E24.
John & Elizabeth are known to have had children, but
their graves have not thus far been identified ]
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
JOSEPH BANKS
who departed this life
5th of October 1881
aged 62 years.
In the midst of life we are in death

Also of
JANE his wife
who died 5th of April 1884
aged 69 years

J + B
1881
J + B
1884

[ Footstone – E25 ]
In ------- ---------
of
ALFRED BANKS
who departed this life
20th of August 1877
aged 6- years
MARY BANKS
------
------
Aged 74 years

A   B
1877
M   B
1897
[ Footstone – E26. WL: Alfred Banks of Newhaven died
25 Aug 1877 aged 60. Mary died aged 74.
PR: Alfred buried 25 Aug 1877 aged 60. Mary buried
24 Dec 1897 aged 74 (Newhaven) ]
   

BANKSLORY (LOWRY)BARTLETT
Sacred
to the memory of
CAROLINE
the beloved wife of
William BANKS,
who fell asleep in Jesus
April 9th 1894,
aged 42 years

"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and
Are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Matt.XI.28.


Also of the above named
WILLIAM BANKS,
who fell asleep in Jesus
September 10th 1897,
aged 48 years

"Thy Will be done."

[ E27 ]
On the right
and left of this stone
are deposited
the bodies (bones) of two children
of Lieut. W. Lory. R.N.
and Ann his wife
named
HENRY COULSON LORY
who died May -0 1834
aged 2 years
and
ANN LORY
who died June 11 1834
aged 3 years and - months

H . C . L.
1834
A + L
1834

[ Footstone – E28.   HS: Henry Coulson Lowry and Ann Lowry children of Lieut Wm Lowry RN died in 1834. PR: Henry Coulson buried 3 Jun 1834 aged 2 ]
In
loving memory
of
CHARLES BARTLETT,
who died November 19th 1897,
aged 64 years.

"Thy will be done."

[ E29 ]
   

Large peon slab
The imposing bulk of the tomb of Lt James Cook, RN
St Leonard's, Seaford
A wheel cross on the Elizabeth Fothergill headstone
St Leonard's, Seaford
Row of family graves with coffin-shaped covers

KENTBANKSBANKS
In Loving Memory
of
GEORGE ALFRED KENT,
died January 9th 1889
aged 56.
"Though I walk through the Valley of the
Shadow of Death I will fear no evil."
"The Lord was my stay."


Also of
ELLEN, wife of the above
died Febry 28th 1910,
aged 76 years
"In death not divided."

[ E30. PR: Ellen lived at 5 Clinton Place, Seaford ]
In loving memory of
ALFRED BANKS,
who died 13th May 1895,
aged 58 years.

"His end was peace"

Also of MARIAN, his widow,
who died 9th February 1897,
aged 61 years.

"Thy Will be done."

[ E31 ]
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
WILLIAM BANKS,
who died September 5th 1884,
aged 57 years.
"Thy Will be done."

Also of his beloved wife
ELIZABETH,
who died July 14th 1908,
aged 78 years.
"Peace, Perfect Peace."

W . B
1884
E . B
1908

[ Footstone – E32 ]
   

COOKCOLWELLGEARING
Within this vault
are deposited the remains of
JAMES COOK
who was upwards of forty years
a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
He died May 1 1800
aged sixty six years

The remains of
MARY DOR. REB. relict
of Lieu. J.A. cook
who died Oc 18 1801
aged 56 years

[ E33. HS: Cook died May 1 1800 aged 67. His relict (wife) Mary Dorothy Rebecca died Oct 18 1801 aged 56. Geo Brown, son of Jas & Dorothy Mary Cook who died 22 Sep 1773 in his infancy.
PR: James buried 1 Apr 1800 aged 67, Mary Dorothy Rebecca buried 18 Oct 1801 aged 58.   Geo Brown (infant) son of Jas & Dorothy Mary buried 22 Sep 1773. James, son of James & Mary Dorothy aka Rebecca buried 27 Sep 1773.   Charlotte (infant) buried 31 Jan 1779, parents unconfirmed ]
 
-   C
1872

[ Footstone – E35.
PR: Frank Colwell of West Lane, Seaford,
buried on 3 May 1872 aged 6 months ]
In
loving memory
of
CHARLOTTE GEARING,
who died 6th February 1897,
aged 48 years.
"I will give you rest."
Matt. XI. 28.


Also of
HENRY A. GEARING
who died March 25th 1909,
aged 56 years.
"In the midst of life we are in death."

Also
In loving memory of
EMILY, his loving wife
who passed away
June 25th 1942 aged 87 years.
"Re-united."

[ E36 ]
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The imposing bulk of the tomb of Lt James Cook, RN, which stands as high as a chest.
  

GREENSULANUNKNOWN
In loving memory
of
LIZZIE
the beloved wife of
Harry GREEN,
who fell asleep June 10th 1896 aged 33.
"until the day break and the shadows flee away."
Song of Solomon 11. 17


Also of
HARRY GREEN
died November 9th 1932,
aged 40 years.

[ E37. PR: Harry buried 12 Nov 1932 aged 73 (Brierly, Arundel Road).
The epitaph is from Song of Solomon 4. 6, not 11. 17 ]
In loving memory of
JACOB THOMAS SULAN,
late of High St, Whitechapel,
London. E.
who died January 14th 1888,
aged 74 years

[ E38 ]
In Memory of ELIZA
----------- wife of
Edward ----------
18 ----- 17--
Aged 90 years

[ E39. PR: Possibly Eliz Beeching buried 20 Sep 1775 aged 89 ]
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Jacob Thos Sulan, 1888
 

ELLISSAYERWYNTER
In memory of
RICHARD ELLIS
who departed this life
March 6 1759
aged 83 years

[ E40. PR: Richard Ellis buried 10 Mar 1759.
HS: Richard Ellis died Mar 6 1759 aged 83 ]
In affectionate memory
of
THOMAS SAYER
Who died March 10th 18--
Aged 65 Years

ELIZABETH,
beloved wife of the above
departed April 21st 1931,
aged 87 years.
"With Christ, which is far better."

[ E41 ]
----- ------ in the Kingdom of Heaven
ANNIE HEPBZIBAH WYNTER
died February 7.A.D.
1850 aged 13 months

And
+ ARTHUR GEORGE WYNTER
died September 12.A.D.
1851 aged 4 months

Also of ELIZA WYNTER
sister of the above
who died July 30 1870
aged 12 years

A . H . W
A . G . W
E . W


[ Footstone – E42.   WL: Anne Hephzibar Wynter aged 15 months,
Arthur George Wynter aged 14 months.
PR: Anne Haphzibah Wynton buried 14 Feb 1856 aged 13 months,
Arthur George Wynter buried 20 Sep 1857 aged 4 months,
Ellen Wynter buried 5 Aug 1870 aged 42 ]
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Annie Wynter's leaning memorial

MIDGLEYWINTERGREEN
In Memory of
CATHARINE MIDGLEY
who died March 6 1791
aged 71 years.

[ E44.   HS: Catherine Midgley died 5thMarch 1791.
WL: Catharine Midgley died 17 March 1790.
PR: Kathleen Midgley buried 13 Mar 1791 ]
In
Loving memory
of
GEORGE,
who died October 8: 1881,
aged 8 months

Also MARY ELIZABETH ELLEN,
(NELLIE),
who died Dec 9th 1891, aged 7 years infant children of Alfred & Elizabeth WINTER

[ E45 ]
CHARLES GREEN died May 1857 aged 7 months
FRANK GREEN died Feb 1867 aged 5 years
ALBERT GREEN died Jan 1861 aged 13 months
Suffer little children to come unto me

[ E46. There are problems with the dates, ages and even names given for these boys:
PR: Albert buried 23 Feb 1862 aged 13 months. Charles Alfred buried 21 Jun 1857 aged 7 months (a long time after death). Charles was buried 17 Mar 1837 aged 7 months.
No mention of a Frank or a Francis, though an Edmund Green was buried 16 Feb 1867 aged 23 ]
   

LOWERWARDWINTER
LUCY
the beloved wife of
George LOWER
who died June 6th 1872
aged -- years

Also the above named
GEORGE LOWER
who died July – 188-
aged -- years

[ E48. PR: Lucy, of Plaza Mews, Church Street, buried 9 Jun 1872 aged 52 ]
In loving memory
of
our dear Sister
LOUISA MARTHA WARD,
of Surrey Lodge, Seaford,
Born November 26th 1824,
Died June 25th1906.
"In hope of a joyful resurrection."

Also of
HARRIETT MARY WARD,
Sister of above,
Who died November 25th 1908,
Aged 79 Years.
"Father, in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servants sleeping."


[ E49. PR: Louisa Martha died aged 81 ]
In
Loving Memory
of
ELIZA WINTER,
who died January 18th 1901,
aged 70 years.

Also of
WILLIAM WINTER,
husband of the above,
who died December 16th 1902,
aged 73 years.

"Rest in the Lord."

[ E50.   PR: Eliza’s address given as ‘Fitzgerald Cottages, Seaford’,
William’s as ‘Alms Cottages, Seaford’. ]
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George & Lucy Lower
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Memorial to Louisa & Harriett Ward
 

EVERSHED LOWER
Sacred
to the memory of
ELLEN EVERSHED
daughter of
John & Sarah Evershed
who died July 16 18--
aged -- years

[ E52.   HS: Ellen died 16 July 1844 aged 25 years.
PR: Ellen buried 22 Jul 1844 aged 25 ]
  In memory of
JAMES LOWER

who died May 19 1834
aged 70 years

Also of MARY his widow
who died Janry 26th 1867
aged 68 years
"It is the Lord: let Him do what
seemeth him good."
1 Sam. III 18


Also of HARRIOT
oldest daughter of the above
who died Octr 19th 1897
aged 76 years

[ E53.   PR: Mary buried 31 Jan 1867 aged 68, Harriett
buried 23 Oct 1897 aged 76 (County Asylum, Wivelsfield) ]
   

Omitted plots have no or illegible memorials/grave markers

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