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St Leonard's Church, Seaford

Memorial Inscriptions

Section F

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

GORRINGSTANTONGORRING
In Memory of
Mr JOHN GORRING
late of this Parish
Who died 5th June 1824
Aged 64 Years

[ F01 ]
In Loving Memory
BERNARD STANTON
1907 – 1989
MARJORIE GORRINGE
STANTON

1903 - 1982

[ F02.   Memorial tablet between F01 and F03 ]
- - - - -
I  •  G
1803

[ Footstone - F04.   PR: Isabella Gorring daughter of John and Arabella buried 24 Sep 1803.
HS: Isabell Gorring died 21 Sep 1803 aged 2 years and 4 months ]
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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
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The main group of Gorring/Gorringe gravestones

GORRINGECHAMBERSCHAMBERS
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 - F07 ]
In memory of
SARAH
daughter of Thomas William
CHAMBERS
and Eliza, his wife
born November 11th 1837
died October 3rd 1863

S   C
----

[ Footstone – F08. PR: buried 8 Oct 1863 ]
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 – F09.   PR: Mary Elizabeth buried 28 Feb 1859 aged 15 months. Edith buried 8 Mar 1870 ]
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Thomas Gorringe, with angel & scroll top design
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Sarah Chambers
 

CHAMBERSSWAINBAKER
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 – F10 ]
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

[ F11 ]
In memory
of
Mr WILLIAM BAKER son
of Willm and Mary Baker
Who departed this life
Oct 7 ----
Aged 5 Years
----

[ F12 ]
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Thomas Wm Chambers d 1855
  

BAKERBAKERBAKER
In Memory
of
Mr WILLIAM BAKER
Who departed this life
Jan 10th 1779
Aged 60 Years

W  •  B
1779

[ Footstone – F13 ]
In Memory
of
Mrs MARY BAKER
Wife of Willm. Baker
who departed this life
Sep. 30 1784
Aged 61 Years

M  •  B
1784

[ Footstone – F14 ]
In memory
of
Mr CHARLES SWAINE BAKER
son of Willm. & Mary Baker
who departed this life
Aug -- ----
Aged -- Years

C  •  B
1782

[ Footstone – F15.   HS: Charles Swaine died Aug 25 1782 aged 27 ]
   

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 surving memorial is that of Ann Swaine, from 1702.

LEAMONLEAMONCHAMBERS
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 – F16.   See also F17 ]
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 – F17.   Epitaph from Matthew V.8.viii ]
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 – F18.
PR: Henry Chambers buried 11 Dec 1863 aged 17.
William buried 3 Jun 1850 aged 1 week ]
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Thos & Elizabeth Leamon
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Susannah & Thomas Leamon, brother & sister
 

ALLWORK / CHAMBERSBAKERSWAIN
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 --

[ F19.   PR: Henry Allwork buried 6 Feb 1847.
Mary Allwork buried 7 Feb 1881.   Ruth Elizabeth Chambers.
Ann Allwork buried 31 Dec 1869 aged 8 ]
To the Memory
of THOs BAKER son
of Willm Baker
and Mary his Wife
who departed this life
March 17th 1775
Aged 18 Years

[ F20.   PR: Blacksmith ]
-- memory --
Mr JOHN SWAIN
who died 19th March 1765
Aged 67 Years

[ F21.   PR: No matches ]
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Kerbed family plot - Allwork & Chambers
  

SWAINSPITCHER
-- 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 - F22 ]
To the Memory
of
-------

E   .   S
1756

[ Footstone – F23. PR: no matches ]
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

[ F24. PR: George buried 4 Jul 1861 aged 25 ]
   

ALLWORKPITCHERPITCHER
To the memory of
Mr JAMES ALLWORK
Late of Willingdon
died May 12th 1811
Aged 26 Years

[ F25 ]
(In loving memory of)?
Mr WILLIAM PITCHER
--- ----- ----- -- 1851
---- -- -----

Also of
R---- his son
W . P
1851
R . P
1831

[ Footstone - F27 ]
- - - - -

W . H. P .

[ Footstone - F28.
PR: William Hiatt Pitcher aged 11 son of Wm & Ruth drowned
coming in a boat from Newhaven buried 21 May 1800.
HS: William Hiatt Pitcher (drowned) 12 May 1800 aged 11 ]
   

SOUTHGATEWBOLLARD
In
Loving memory
of
HENRY SOUTHGATE,
who entered into rest
Decr 5th 1896 Aged 67

"Lead kindly light"
Till the day dawns.


[ F30 ]
In Affectionate Remembrance of
SARAH
widow of John W----E
late of -----, --------
who died September 25th 1896
aged 79 years
In God we trust

[ F32.   PR: no matches ]
To the memory of
BENJAMIN BOLLARD
who died Sep 6 1783
Aged 69 Years

[ F33.   HS: Sarah, his wife, buried 22 May 1780 ]
   

UNKNOWNGREENHAINE
In
Affectionate Memory of
JAMES(?)
the beloved husband of
------- ------- -------
aged -- years
Not dead but gone before

Also his beloved wife -----
who died March 13th 1932.
aged 85 years.

[ F35 ]
In Loving Memory of

SUSANNAH GREEN entered into rest
February --th 1909 aged -- years

ELIZABETH GREEN 29th October 1955 aged 88

Also ALFRED GREEN, died Jan 9th 1912, aged 81 years

[ F36.   PR: Susannah Green of 16 Pelham Road buried 16 Feb 1909 aged 78.   Elizabeth of 18 Ashurst Road.   Alfred Green of 16 Pelham Place ]
Sacred
to the Memory of
ANN Wife of
Hugh HAINE
who departed this life
4 November 1835
Aged 48 Years
In the --- ---- ----
- - - -
- - - -
Also of the above named
HUGH HAINE
who departed this life
2nd November 1874
Aged 89 Years

A   .   H .
1835
H   .   H .
1874

[ Footstone – F37.   PR: Hugh buried in Eastbourne ]
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Ann and Hugh Haine, 1835 & 1874

HAINEHAINE / PENDRILLTOWNER
In memory of
CHARLES son of
William and Jane
HAINE
who died April – 18--
aged 10 months

C   H

[ Footstone - F38.   HS: Charles son of William & Jane Haine,
died Apr 4 1832 aged 10 months ]
Sacred
to the memory of
JOHN HAINE ----
who died August -- 1840
aged -- years

Also of SARAH his wife
died March --1823
aged -- years

SARAH wife of John Martin PEND----
and daughter of John and Sarah Haine
who died May -- ----
aged 50 years

Near this spot lie the remains of
JOHN HAINE Jun.
who died August 1 1840 aged 60 years.

J . H
1840
S . H
1823

[ Footstone - F39.   HS: John Haine Sen. died 6 Aug 1840 aged 91.
Sarah his wife died Mar 13 1823 aged 74.
PR: SARAH PENDRILL buried 12 May 1827 aged 50 ]
In Loving Memory
of
SARAH TOWNER,
who died 19th December 1886.
aged 56 years.

"Thy will be done."

[ F40.   PR: No matches ]
   

ROLLSTOWNERTOWNER
Sacred
to the memory of
Miss ELIZABETH ROLLS
late of Chigwell Row
Essex
who departed this life
January 29th 1843
aged -- years

E   R
1843

[ Footstone - F41.   PR: Aged 77.   HS: Aged 75 ]
Sacred
to the memory of
JAMES DUNSTONE TOWNER
who departed this life
Dec – 1850,
aged 25 years.
- - - -
- - - -
Also of DUNSTONE SAMUEL
TOWNER

who died May 1-th 1853
aged 21 years

Watch therefore for ye know not
what hour your Lord doth come
Matt. XXIV. 42


J . D . T .
1850
D . S . T .
18 --

[ F42. PR: James Dunstone buried 15 Dec 1850 aged 26.
Dunstone Samuel Towner buried 22 May 1853 aged 21 ]
Sacred
to the memory of
Mr WILLIAM TOWNER
who departed this life
November 4 1842
aged 53 years

Also to the affection of
WILLIAM TOWNER son of
Eliza Ann Towner
who died Feb 11 1829
aged 1 year -- months

Also of ELIZABETH ANN
widow of the above named
Mr William Towner
who died May 18th 1864
aged 76 years

While living dearly wast thou loved
Now dead most deeply mourned

W . T
1842
W . T
1829
E . A . T
1864

[ Footstone - F43.   PR: William Towner buried
11 Feb 1829 aged 21 months. ]
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James and Dunstone Towner, 1842 and 1853
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Wm and Elizabeth Towner & son William

TOWNERTOWNERHAINE
To
the memory of
Mrs SARAH TOWNER
wife of
Mr William Towner
of this Parish
who departed this life
April 28th 1834
aged 73 Years

Also of
the above named
Mr WILLIAM TOWNER
who departed this life
November 1849
-- years

S . T
1834
W . T
1849

[ Footstone – F44.   HS: William Towner died Nov 28 1849
in his 91st year.   PR: Sarah Towner buried 4 May 1834 ]
Sacred
to the memory of
CHARLES TOWNER
who departed this life
March 6th 1856
Aged -- Years

C . T
1856

[ Footstone – F45.
PR & HS: Charles Towner aged 27 ]
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
ELIZABETH ANN daughter of
John & Elizabeth Ivy Haine
who died April 10th 1851
aged 1 year 3/6 months

Also of the above named
ELIZABETH IVY HAINE,
who died Sept 27 1861
aged 46 years

Also of
JOHN son of the above
John & Elizabeth Ivy HAINE
who died Sept 20th 1865
aged 20 years

E. A. H.
1851
E. I. H.
1861
J. H.
1865

[ Footstone – F46.   PR: Elizabeth Ann buried 24 Apr 1851 aged 15 months
Elizabeth buried 2 Oct 1861 aged 45, Newhaven.
John buried 29 Sep 1865 aged 2, Eastbourne ]
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William and Sarah Towner, d 1849, 1834
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Charles Towner, died aged 27
 

HAINECHAPMANCHAPMAN
Sacred
to the memory of
WILLIAM HAINE,
who departed this life
------ 18th 1864
aged 54 years

Also of
JANE his wife
who departed this life
July 11th 1884
aged 71 years

W . H
1864
J . H
1884

[ Footstone - F47.   PR: William Haine buried 18 May 1864 ]
+
In loving memory
of
WILLIAM CHAPMAN,
who died April 5th 1894,
aged 61 years.

"He giveth his beloved sleep."
" I shall be satisfied when I awake,
with thy likeness."


Also of
ANNIE, his wife,
who died March 3rd 1904,
aged 69 years.

"The Lord shall give his people the
blessing of peace."


[ F48 ]
In loving memory of HENRY R. CHAPMAN,
who died 27: March 1869 aged 4 years

KATHERINE F. CHAPMAN,
died 12: December 1873, aged 5 years.

WILLIAM D. CHAPMAN,
died 20: July 1885, aged 10 years.

[ F49 (Double plot).   PR: Henry Rogers Chapman buried 1 Apr 1869, aged 4 years 11 months ]
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William and Jane Haine - 1864, 1884
  

LOWERHAINEHAINE
+ In memory +
LUCY,
the beloved wife of
George LOWER,
who died June 6th 1872
aged 52 years.

Also of the above named
GEORGE LOWER,
who died July --th 1882
aged 62 years.

L • L
1872
G • L
1882

[ Footstone - F50 ]
In Memory of
SUSANNAH (daughter of?)
---------- & Sarah HAINE
--- ---- -- 18--
----

---- --- ----- SARAH HAINE
who died October -- 18--
Aged -- Years.

[ F51 ]
In ------- -------
ELIZABETH -------
-------- ----- Sarah HAIN
who died 1- ------ 18—

Also of ---------
- - - -

[ F52 ]
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F51. Susannah & Sarah Haine
 

Omitted plots have no or illegible memorials/grave markers

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