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St Leonard's Church, Seaford

Memorial Inscriptions

Section K - The Church

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.   Plan of St Leonards
Layout & plots in Section K
.   Click on thumbnails / icons for images

HEADGERVISPEARCE
S'tus Leonardus Confessor

S'tus Wilfrid Ap'lus Sussexia
Eccl' Cicestre

S'tus Pancratius martyr
In loving memory of
BARCLAY BROOK HEAD,
who died ixth June mdcccci,
this window is dedicated

[ K01. Three stained glass windows portraying three saints.
The year given as MDCCCCI is 1901 ]
In loving memory of
CHARLES BERKELEY GERVIS
M.D., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
For many years a much esteemed
medical practitioner of this town
died June 30th 1930

Also of his wife HARRIET GRACE
died October 20th 1969

[ K02. Brass plaque. Motto: "Laesa patientia fit furor."
(Wounded patience becomes rage.) ]
In loving memory of
HAROLD VYVYAN PEARCE
of Seaford House, Seaford, Sussex
Born Sept 13th 1867. Died March 1st 1928

This brass is placed here
by his widow and children
+
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood.
Fear God. Honour the King.

[ K03. Brass plaque ]
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Memorial for Charles & Harriet Gervis
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Memorial for Harold Vyvyan Pearce

HARISONHARISONEASTWOOD
In loving memory of
MARIABELLA ELIOT,
the beloved wife of Lancelot HARISON, Esqre
of Sutton Place.
who Died 21st Feby 1897.
Aged 34 Years.
----
"She hath done what she could."

[ K04. Brass plaque.   St Mark XIV:8 ]
All power shall be
given unto me in Heaven
and Earth


+ To the Honor & Glory of God and in Memory of her
beloved Husband – WILLIAM THOMAS HARISON
Esqre of Sutton Place late Capt: 8th Hussars
– by his bereaved Widow

[ K05. Stained glass window and brass plaque ]
In loving memory of
HAROLD EASTWOOD
Who was killed in action in East Africa
July 19th 1917. Aged 19.
His life for his Country
His soul to God.

[ K06. Brass tablet
See also the War Memorial & WWI Memorial
CWGC: Private 15179, 8th Regt, S Africa Infantry; buried
Dar-es-Salaam cemetery, Tanzania. Son of Wm Edward & Edith
Caroline Eastwood, of Turffontein, Johannesburg ]
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Memorial for Mariabella Harison
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Memorial plaque for Harold Eastwood

CARNEGIECARNEGIERICHARDS / THOMPSON
Gloria in Excelsis
Unto us a son is given


+ The Revd JAMES CARNEGIE M:A:
40 years Vicar of this Parish:
Died Feb 13th 1864 aged 69:
This Window is erected by Parishioners & other
Friends in Affectionate Remembrance of
his Faithful Ministry
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Memorial plaque for Phoebe Carnegie, d 1897


[ K07. Stained glass window and brass plaque. See K08 ]
This Tablet
is placed here by
affectionate Friends
in remembrance of
Mrs PHOEBE CARNEGIE
(Widow of
the Revd James Carnegie,
Vicar of this Parish
From 1824 to 1864.),
who died
on the 26th of Jany 1867,
aged 72 years,
and is laid beside
her Husband
in a Vault under
the Organ of this church.

[ K08. Brass plaque. See K07 ]
To the glory of God
This organ was presented by
Mr and Mrs James S Burroughes
July 1909.

In memory of
BRIAN RICHARDS
Organist and Choirmaster
1959-1989

In memory of
SIDNEY THOMPSON
Deputy Organist
1962-1992

[ K09. Three rectangular brass plaques on the organ ]

ALFREE / ROBELLIARDNUNNCARNEGIE
Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord

IHR

NICHOLAS ROBELLIARD 27. VII. 59 Aet 84
GEORGE ALFREE 19. I. 82 Aet 80
• by • Catherine • their • relict •

[ K10. Stained glass window
See also E10. Aet = aged; Relict = widow ]
Contributed by Mr Nunn's pupils
1862


[ K11. Stained glass window. Revd TJ Nunn was
Headmaster at Seaford College ]
Col: JOHN: CARNEGIE
of : Southesk: 29th Sep: 1823
CATHERINE: his: wife: 25th Decr 1826
MARY: His: sister: 11th Feby: 1827

[ K12. Stained glass window.
See also K41, below ]
   

PIERCEMATHEWOGG
To: the: Memory of: Mrs ANN: PIERCE
who: died: on: the: 28th May: 1859: aged: 84: yrs

[ K13. Stained glass window ]
SM
Salvator Mundi
Saint Paul
Dedicated to the Glory of God & In Memory of
FELTON MATHEW who died at Lima S.A. 26. IX. OV
1847 aged 46 by his widow Sarah Louisa

[ K14. Stained glass window ]
The chapel was dedicated to the
Holy Spirit by the Bishop of Lewes
on 13th March 1970. The altar,
candlesticks and carpet being a
memorial to MURIEL EMMA OGG, a
regular worshipper here, who died
on Whit Sunday 1966 aged 82 years

[ K15. Wooden plaque in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit ]
   

MELLORGALLOWAY
+ CHARITY +
In • everlasting • memory • of • CLARE • MELLOR
Who • entered • into • rest • 17th • April • 1922
• this • window • was • placed •here • by • her •
• husband • Wilfrid • Arnold • Mellor •

[ K16. Stained glass window ]
This window was placed to the
Glory of God, and in memory of
MAURICE GODFREY GALLOWAY
Late of the 23rd London Regiment,
The dearly beloved and only son of
Walter Stephen and
Annie Gertrude Galloway
of Hughendon, Seaford, who
nobly gave his life at Givenchy
on May 26th 1915, aged 18 years.
Sacrifice gains its rewards

[ K17. Marble scroll on sill with bronze plaque and stained glass window ]
+ SACRIFICE +
• Greater • love • hath • no • man •
Than • this • that • a • man • lay • down
+ His • life • for • his • friends +


[ K18. Stained glass window, paired with K16 and dedication in K17.

Galloway does not appear on the official lists of Seaford's WWI
casualties. He is listed in the Commommwealth War Graves records
as Private 1468, 1st/23rd Btn, London Regt;
commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais

His parents were buried in Seaford Cemetery ]
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The 'Sacrifice' Memorial Window

THE WAR DEADROYAL ENGINEERSGREAT WAR MEMORIAL
[ K19. Hand-written list displayed in a wooden frame
See also K20, K21,
Seaford WWI Memorial
Other Seaford War Memorials
Seaford War Memorial ]
In memory of all ranks
210 (SUSSEX) FIELD COMPANY
ROYAL ENGINEERS
who gave their lives
in the War 1939 – 1945

[ K20. Bronze plaque on wooden base with Royal Engineers insignia
See Other Seaford War Memorials ]
Slab of white Sicilian marble framed in a Tudor arch of buff-coloured Ham Hill stone from Somerset. Names (as on K19 'First World War') arranged in five columns. Above is a gilded cross and below is a branch of palm with the dates 1914 and 1918 on either side. The lettering is in solid bronze relief, and there is no inscription beyond the names. The memorial was designed by Norman Hirst and completed in 1922 at a cost of £183.

[ K21 - see also Seaford WWI Memorial ]

SYNGE / HUGHES-GAMESSYNGESYNGE
In grateful memory of
DINAH MARY BEATRICE SYNGE, M.A.
18: 6: 1900 – 12: 11: 1974
and
WINIFRED FLORENTIA HUGHES-GAMES
(Née Synge)
28: 2: 1902 – 25: 3: 1976
Faithful stewards of the church in this parish

[ K22. Brass plaque. One of the sisters, probably Winifred,
left her house to the church. Money from the sale
helped build the Church Hall ]
In memory of
MARGARET MILLINGTON SYNGE
beloved youngest daughter of
Lieut: Colonel Mark Synge C.I.E., D.S.O.
died 30th October 1933
Aged 27.

[ K23. Brass plaque ]
In memory of
Lieut: THOMAS MILLINGTON SYNGE O.B.E.
Royal Tank Corps
died of wounds in Waziristan.
2nd November 1931
Aged 23.
Only son of
Lieut: Colonel Mark Synge C.I.E., D.SO.

[ K24. Brass plaque
Waziristan is in the Pakistan/Afghanistan border region ]
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Memorial plaque for Dinah Synge & Winifred Hughes-Games
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Memorial plaque for Margaret Synge
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Lt Thomas Synge Memorial Plaque

SYNGESYNGEWHEELER
In memory of
Lieutenant Colonel
MARK SYNGE, C.I.E: D.S.O: I.A.
died July 11th 1921
of illness contracted on
active service in E. Persia.
Aged 50.
Badge: "Caelestia canimus"
("We sing of things divine")
Served in
Tirah 1897-1898
Tibet 1904-1904
Abor-land 1911-1912
France 1914-1917
E. Persia 1918-1920

[ K25. Brass plaque ]
In memory of BEATRICE ELLEN beloved wife of
Mark SYNGE
died 25th May 1946 aged 82.

She hath done what she could.

[ K26. Brass plate.   Mark XIV:8 ]


SYNGE: see also

Seaford Cemetery
In Affectionate Memory of
WILLIAM ALBERT WHEELER,
Headmaster of Newlands School, Seaford.
Who Died 4th October 1932
aged 69 years.

Placed Here by Old Boys of the School.

[ K27. Brass plaque ]
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Lt Col Mark Synge Memorial Plaque
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William Wheeler Memorial

BLOIS JOHNSONWINSLOW / HORSLEYMORGAN
In loving memory of
Lt. Col. THOMAS GORDON BLOIS JOHNSON,
C.M.G, C.I.E, Indian Army,
Born Jan 27th 1867,
Died at Murree, Nov. 5th 1918.

"Faithful unto Death."

[ K28. Brass plaque.
Murree was a military station in the Punjab
See also WWI list above, H02 & Seaford War Memorial ]
In Memory of
CECIL RICHARD DASHWOOD WINSLOW
Sergt 1st Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers,
killed in action near Klerksdorp, February 25th 1902,
and
CHRISTOPHER HORSLEY
Trooper B Division South African Constabulary,
died of enteric fever at Rietfontein, February 10th 1902,
during the South African War 1899-1902.
----
This tablet is erected by their old school fellows
and the present pupils of Seaford College.
1903

[ K29. Brass plate on grey marble plaque ]
In memory of
WILLIAM PRINGLE MORGAN
B.A., M.B., B.Ch., D.P.H.
for over forty years
beloved doctor in this town
After he had served his own generation
by the will of God, fell on sleep.
March 20th 1934.

[ K30. Brass plaque ]
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Thomas Gordon Blois Johnson, Indian Army
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Memorial Plaque for Cecil Winslow and Christopher Horsley
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Memorial Plaque for Dr Wm Pringle Morgan

GARLANDBROMLEYBROMLEY
In • ever • loving • memory
of
ANNE EDITH GARLAND,
Who • Died • 14th • February
1929.

[ K31. Brass plate on grey marble plaque ]
In ever dear memory of our beloved son
CUTHBERT BROMLEY V.C.
Major and Adjutant 1st Battalion
Lancashire Fusiliers (XX Regiment)
who lost his life in the Service
of his Country when the Transport
Royal Edward was torpedoed in the
Aegean Sea on Aug. 14th 1915, in his 37th year.
----
Have they not heard the Master's sweet "Well done,
Enter My rest, your crown of life is won."


[ K32. Brass plaque on marble, border containing an image of the VC and regimental badge of the Lancashire Fusiliers, motto
"Omnia Audax" (Daring in all things). Second son of John & Marie Bromley (see right).
Also remembered on the family grave in Seaford Cemetery and on
a memorial stone beside the Seaford War Memorial ]
In ever loving remembrance of my husband
Sir JOHN BROMLEY C.B., J.P.
who died on January 14th 1915, aged 65 years

Also of our eldest son HUGH
who died at Mombasa, East Africa
on September 29th 1906, aged 29 years

And of our third son RAYMUND
who died at Shanklin, Isle of Wight
on September 3rd 1899, aged 16 years 8 months.
----
"And with the Morn those Angel faces smile
which I have loved long since and lost awhile."


[ K33. Brass plaque. Buried with his wife,
Marie, in Seaford Cemetery. ]
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Memorial to Anne Edith Garland
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Brass-on-marble memorial to Cuthbert Bromley VC
 

CURRYSEAFORD LADIES COLLEGETHOMPSON
In memoriam
CONSTANCE MYRTLE CURRY,
B.A. (London)
at Seaford Ladies College, 1901-14,
as pupil and Assistant Mistress
under the devoted and accomplished founders
of this cherished and memorable school
Hannah Mary Comfort and Annie Paine:
Vice-Principal 1938-53:
her wide interests in the humanities and her
courage sustained by Faith were sources
of inspiration to her many pupils and friends.

[ K34. Brass plaque ]
Triple window
Scroll reading: "Saint + Richard"
Image of a Bishop with the Sussex arms in wreath below.
- - -
Scroll reading: "The + Good + Shepherd"
Image of young shepherd carrying lamb
with inscription:
To the Glory of God
and in memory of SEAFORD LADIES COLLEGE
whose members worshipped here.
1900-1953

- - -
Scroll reading: "Saint + Catherine"
Image of medieval warrior queen
holding sword and book.
Badge with letters SLC set in wreath.
[ K35. ]
In Memory of
MICHAEL THOMPSON
Vicar of Seaford 1978-1993
Canon and Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral
Rural Dean
died 10th December 1993
aged 59 years

[ K36. Portland stone tablet. See also H56 ]
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Memorial for Constance Curry BA
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Seaford Ladies College windows
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Memorial Plaque for Michael Thompson

ROPERGATLANDOCKENDEN
In Loving Memory Of
LEWIS HAWKES ROPER M.A.
Vicar of Seaford 1971-1977
Died 28th February 1978
aged 59 years

[ K37. Portland stone tablet. See also I35 ]
In commemoration of
recasting the old five bells
and increasing the peal to eight bells
erected in this tower by public subscription
A.D. 1807-1811
collected as a labour of love by
Mr JOHN GATLAND, Churchwarden.
----
Bell-founders, Messrs. Mears, London.
Bell-hanger, Mr Markwick, Uckfield.
Total cost, £263.6.3
----
This tablet, erected A.D. 1879 by Mr. William Banks
Grandson of the above Mr. John Gatland.
----
W.H. Meade Buck – Vicar
Mr W Bull         } Churchwardens
Mr H Muggeridge                          

[ K38. Brass plate, west wall of tower ]
To the Honour and Glory of God
and in pious remembrance of her Father and Mother
JAMES and HARRIETT OCKENDEN of this Parish
A three dial Clock having quarter hour chimes together with
a recast bell were fixed in the restored Tower of this
Church in the year of Our Lord 1886 at a cost of £278
defrayed solely by Ann Joram Crouch Ockenden.

William Bull   John Underwood   Churchwardens.
W. H. Meade Buck, Vicar.
Gillett and Co. Clock Makers Croydon Surrey.

[ K39. Brass plate, north side of tower arch.
See also I15 ]
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Memorial to Lewis Hawkes Roper
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Ockenden clock and family Memorial Plaque

HARISONCARNEGIEHURDIS
This tablet is erected as a tribute of affection
To the memory of
NATHANIEL EVANSON HARISON,
fifth son of the late Charles Harison,
and Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 3rd Division
of the Royal Artillery, before Sebastopol;
who died the 12th August, 1855, Aged 42 years.
"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses."   1 Timothy. VI. 12.


He was buried at Scutari,
where a monument marks his grave.

Also MARIA, his widow, who died at Seaford 12th June 1890.

[ K40. White marble tablet in the shape of a tomb with crucifix;
north side of the tower arch ]
In the Vault Beneath are deposited the Remains of
Colonel JOHN CARNEGIE,
Formerly of the 11th Regt of Light Dragoons, and
Son of the late
Sir James Carnegie, of Southesk Bart.
who died Septr 29th 1823, Aged 67 Years.

Also of
CATHERINE his Wife
who died Decr 25th, 1824, Aged 71 Years

Also of
MARY Eldest Daughter
of the said Sir James Carnegie,
who died Febry 6th 1828, Aged 67 Years.

[ K41. White marble tablet, north wall of the tower.
See also K12, above ]
With the Remains of JAMES and ANN HURDIS,
Rest those of SARAH HURDIS, the beloved Wife of
Captain George Clarke Hurdis, R.N.
and Eldest daughter of the late Harry Chambers
Esqre of Kingston, Surrey,
Who for more than forty-five years most affectionately
fulfilled all the Conjugal duties of Wife, Companion
and friend; and meekly resigned her spirit to GOD who
gave it, in the full hope of a Blessed resurrection
through the atoning merits of our dear Redeemer,
JESUS CHRIST
She was born 22nd August 1778,
Died at Uckfield, February 11th, 1851.

Captain GEORGE CLARKE HURDIS, R.N.
Died January 1st 1858, Aged 79.

[ K42. White marble tablet with peon top on slate plaque,
north wall of the tower. See also K44 ]
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Memorial to Lt Colonel Nathaniel Harison
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Memorial to Colonel John Carnegie & family
 

ALLFREYHURDISATKIN
Sacred to the memory of
Mrs. FANNY ALLFREY
whose remains are deposited in the vault
beneath
She died March 30th, 1833,
aged 66 years.

In the same vault
are deposited the remains of
Miss SARAH ALLFREY
who died Decr. 12th 1837 Aged 54 years

Also of
Miss CHARLOTTE ALLFREY
who died August 1st 1846 Aged 74 Years.

[ K43. White marble tablet, on the north wall of the tower ]
In the centre aisle of this church, are deposited the remains of
the three sons of Thomas HURDIS, D.D. Canon of Windsor,
and Canon-residentiary of Chichester, and NAOMI his wife.

THOMAS, A.M. formerly Vicar of this Parish and of
Barcombe, in this County; who died a bachelor, A.D. 1779.

WILLIAM DITCH, who died a bachelor, A.D. 1785.

JAMES, M.D., who died 8th October 1816, aged 77 years;
and ANN, his wife, youngest daughter of Samuel Clarke,
of Hailsham; who died 3rd January 1795, aged 48 years.

This tablet is designed to perpetuate their memory,
and the memory of THOMAS BOWYER, eldest son
of James and Ann Hurdis, a senior Merchant in the service
of the honble East India Company, and one of the Judges
of the Sudder Court, at Fort St George; who died there
16th November 1808, aged 38 years;
CATHERINE, his widow, a daughter of Nathaniel Thomas,
an Alderman of the City of London, who was lost at Sea, on her
return from India, in 1809:

HENRY SAMBORNE, their 2nd son,
a Midshipman in the Royal Navy;
who after the taking of the Cape of Good Hope, died
at Cape Town, 6th November 1795, aged 19 years:

JAMES COURTAIL, their 4th son, a Captain in the
2nd bat n 19th regt of the honble East India Native Infantry,
who died at Cannanore 16th August 1819, aged 38 years:

and HARRIOT THOMAS, their 4th daughter, who died
at Dindigul, in the East Indies, 9th May 1802, aged 19 years.

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.   1 Cor.XV.52

[ K44. White peon top marble tablet dated 1819, on north wall of the tower.
Thomas Hurdis was curate of Seaford 1759-1772 but never Vicar, and died
in 1778 not 1779 (PR).   See also K42 ]
Anno 1807
Beneath lie the Mortal remains of
ESTHER
the Wife of Geo. ATKIN Esqr.
Paymaster of the 2nd Somerset Militia
who paid the Debt to Nature
in the Meridian of her Day
and to whose Memory this Tablet is
erected by a fond and Afflicted
Husband
Obt. 15th April Aet. 31.

[ K45. White marble tablet with peon top and urn
Obt = died. Aet = aged ]
   

SIMMONSWALKERMICHELL
To the Glory of God,
in Loving Memory of
HENRY SIMMONS
June, 1914.

[ K46. Brass plate on oak pulpit, given by Mrs Henry Simmons.
Simmons was Bailiff of Seaford in 1851, 1854, 1857 & 1860.
He recorded & published the monumental inscriptions he found
at St Leonard's in 1860. See also B08 ]
Sacred to the memory 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.
In affectionate remembrance of his many virtues,
this tablet is erected by his widow.

[ K47. White marble plaque in the shape of a sarcophagus on a similar shaped black marble plaque, south wall of the tower.
See also A06 (Walker's chest tomb outside) ]
Sacred to the memory of
SARAH JANE,
wife of Captain John Woolmore MICHELL,
of the Honourable East India Company's
49th Regiment of Native Infantry;
and second daughter of
Harry and Elizabeth Harison,
of Seaford;
who died at Neemuch, East Indies,
April 1st 1836, aged 24 years.

[ K48. White marble plaque in the shape of a sarcophagus on a similar shaped black marble plaque, south wall of the tower.
Neemuch was a British military and administrative HQ in India ]
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Rear Admiral James Walker's interior memorial
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Memorial to Sarah Jane Michell née Harison

HIGGSBUCKSLOPER
Sacred
to the memory of
ELIZABETH
wife of Mr. Joseph HIGGS
(a Master in the Royal Navy)
who died March 10th 1830.
Aged 39 Years.

[ K49. White marble plaque on square black marble, south wall of the tower ]
+
To the Glory of God
Two of the Bells of this Church were recast
and the entire Peal of Eight restored and
rehung March 1904. The cost of this Work
was chiefly contributed as a Memorial to the late
Revd. WILLIAM HENRY MEADE BUCK,
by many of his old Friends and Parishioners.
He was born January 6th 1813. Died March 14th 1898,
and was Vicar of Seaford for 34 years.

J. C. Murray.   F. Eady.   Churchwardens.
H. Goodwin Bonnewell, Vicar.

[ K50. Brass plate ]
Her children dedicate this tablet
to the memory of
ANN,
widow of Robert Orby SLOPER,
of West Woodhay, Berks.
who died September 27th 1845.

"Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom."

[ K51. White marble plaque in the shape of a tomb with cross on top ]
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1904 Plaque commemorating the recasting of the bells & the late Reverend Wm Henry Meade Buck
 

BYWATERATKINSON / SIMMONSELPHICK
This tablet was given by Majorie Stanton in 1974
to commerate her parents
WILLIAM EDWARD & ROSABELLA BYWATER.

It also replaces a nineteenth century stained glass window
destroyed during the war 1939-45
which was a memorial to
HENRY BEAN & MARY GORRING

[ K52. Slate tablet with badges: a red chevron on a white ground with three red annulets & blue pale on a gold ermine ground ]
Scroll: "Thy: brother shall: rise again:"

JAMES : SIMMONS : ATKINSON : Died : Novr
9 1852 : Aged : 52
and his brother
ROBERT : SIMMONS : Died : March 29 : 1856 : Aged : 46
A : Memorial by : their brother : Henry : Simmons

Scroll: "I am the Resurrection and: the: Life"

[ K53. Stained glass window of the raising of Lazarus.
See also B07 ]
HERE • LYETH • BURYED • STEPHEN •
ELPHICK
• GENT • WHO • MARRYED •
MARY • THE • RELICT • OF • THOMAS •
MEERE • OF • GLYNLEY • GENT • AND •
WAS • INTERRED • THE • 30 • SEPT • 1689
THE • 72 • YEARE • OF • HIS • AGE

[ K54 - see note and image below ]
The Elphick Stone: Irregular square piece of a headstone in a close-grained pale grey limestone 30ins high, 29 ins wide and 4 ins thick. The upper part is blank, the central and lower parts bear 6 lines of text. The bottom of the stone was sawn off at the time of its removal from inside the church, the whole stone being too heavy to move. The stone was presumably harvested from the churchyard & was next found covering a 19th century heating duct when the floor of the church was taken up in 2006. It is now stored in the small organ bellows room at the south-east corner of the church, to which there is no public access. Retention inside the church has protected the stone from weathering, so the shallow-carved lettering is well-preserved. It is the oldest surviving memorial inscription at St Leonard's. Stephen married Mary Meere in April 1654, and his Will dated 13 Dec 1684 was proved in Nov 1689.
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The 1639 Stephen Elphick memorial stone
 

Other Memorials in St Leonard's

There are also some 'mobile' monuments - items which may be moved to different locations in the church, and in some cases have been removed altogether.
Please ask the Church Wardens for the whereabouts of these peripatetic memorials if having difficulty locating them.
BEANEBONNEWELLCANADIAN TROOPS
Ecclesiae parochiali de Seaford, in
Com: Sussex, in usum sacrae
Coenae. Testamento legavit
JOHANNES BEANE
Juratus ibidem
1642.

[ OS: Inscription on pewter flagon now in the British Museum, labelled Sacramental pewter flagon formerly belonging to the Parish Church of Seaford, Sussex.
The translated text reads:
Of the parish church of Seaford in the County of Sussex, for use in the holy sacrament. Bequeathed by the Will of John Bean, Jurat, 1642.
Beane was Bailiff in 1625, 1630 and 1632 ]
In Memoriam, HENRY GOODWIN BONNEWELL
Vicar 1898-1913.

[ On an oak Lectern ]


R. H.
1937

[ On the end of the frontal cupboard ]
This
bench
and
frontal
were presented to the Church
in grateful memory of its services
by CANADIAN TROOPS encamped here
during the last 2 years
of
the Great War
Easter 1919.
[ On two maple leaf brass plates on the ends of pews ]
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Canadian Troops 1914-18 Memorial Plaque

LOWENSTEVENSDOWNS SCHOOLS
In Memory of my beloved sister ELLEN M. LOWEN.
E. J. Gough, May 16, 1911.

[ Brass plate on carved oak Hymn Board ]
In memory of MARY, wife of Richard STEVENS, who lived a married life together XLVII years. She died, January the 1st, MDCCLXXXI, aged LXVIII years. Also, near this place lie two mothers, three grandmothers, four aunts, four sisters, four daughters, four grand-daughters, three cousins – but VI persons.

[ A wooden monument which had stood as a grave marker in the churchyard, but been taken into the vestry to preserve it. Henry Simmons recorded it as "the remains of an old wooden rail monument" and the lettering as "alto-relievo", by which he may have meant deeply carved. Unfortunately it has since disappeared. It is of special interest as an 18th century puzzle epitaph. The Latin numerals are for 47, 1781, 68 & 6 ]
To the Glory of God and in memory of the
DOWNS SCHOOLS
1901-1964

[ Brass plate fixed to centre of panel ]
   

FISHERJACKSONOGG
These seats
Were erected as a memorial to
THOMAS FISHER
Churchwarden 1915-1936
He loved this church

[ Carved and gilded lettering below brass plate ]
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
HENRY ARNOLD JACKSON 1877-1968
churchwarden of this parish for 13 years.

[ Wooden panel mounted on legs ]
In loving memory of ARTHUR CHARLES OGG
who worshipped in this church and
served as a lay worker for over 25 years
Died 18th March 1954.

[ Wooden prayer desk ]

CHAIR DEDICATIONS
Dedication inscriptions on chairs in the Chapel of The Holy Spirit
Charles C. NICHOLSON1898-1969Edgar J. BLOW1894-1964  
Mabel E. COLE1894-1968Margaret G. SIMMONDS1875-1965Kate CHADWICK1909-1966
Margaret PEARSON1879-1969W. Pringle MORGAN1863-1934Louisa A. COLE1885-1962
Jane WHETNALL1860-1944A. William CUTLER1887-1968Charles WHETNALL1868-1953
Edith M. BROWN1885-1961Annette MOON1879-1967Edmund WALLAS1886-1966
Bertha C. WALLIS1870-1963Dundas HARFORD1858-1953Ruth WALLAS1856-1941
Mark SYNGE1871-1921Frederick LOWNDS1896-1969Olga M. WALLAS1894-1965
Ethel LAMACRAFT1889-1969Dudley S. PERFECT1896-1964Mabel ROMER1879-1963
Edith M. WILLIAMS1881-1947Beatrice L. SYNGE1863-1946William M. PROTHEROE1914-1942
John LEPPER1892-1969Arthur R. J. DOUGALL1888-1966H. Percy WILLIAMS1878-1950
Herbert J. PREST1886-1955Constance GRIGGS1902-1969Christopher N. HULSE1941-1975
Margaret M. SYNGE1906-1933Thomas M. SYNGE1908-1931G. M. FOXTON1874-1963
Arthur E. STANDEN1892-1969Dora KINGS1908-1969J. FOXTON1880-1966
Winston W. CATT1906-1969Edith OGG1874-1965  
[ Some of those named above are also commemorated elsewhere ]

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