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St Peters, East Blatchington

Memorial Inscriptions

Sections G and H

Memorials are listed in plot order
Sections: ~ A & B ~ C ~ D, E & F ~ G & H ~ Block Plan
St Peter's Section G
~ Block Plan
St Peter's Section H
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Section G 

FEHRSEN
In Memory of
MARIA FEHRSEN
Only daughter of the late James Alexander Fehrsen,
H.M. 21st Dragoons
Died at Seaford 10th November 1877,
Aged 60 years
"It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power."
1 Cor XV. 43.

[ G02. Marble tomb. See also H02 ]
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Maria Fehrsen's 1877 marble tomb

BURNETWARDREED
In Memory of
JULIA CLEMON
Wife of Boyd BURNET,
Who died in London,
Janry 26th 1882,
Aged 54 years.
Also of the above named
BOYD BURNET,
Who died at Seaford, May 20th 1891
Aged 62 years.

RICHARD BURNET
Son of the above,
Who died April 30th 1870,
Aged 10 months.

[ G01. On scroll and base ]
Here lies interred the
Remains of ELIZth
Wife of Wm WARD
Sergeant in the Derby Regt
who departed this life
28th March 1799
In her 47th year

[ G03. Headstone (left) decorated with carved
skull, long bone & crossed trumpets ]
In
Loving memory
of
ELIZABETH REED
Who "fell asleep" Octr 24th 1903,
Aged 85.

Also of her husband WILLIAM REED
Sexton of the Church for many years
Who "fell asleep" Janry 7th 1904 aged 86.

"Forever with the Lord."

[ G04 ]
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The Burnet tomb - granite scroll on plinth, with chains strung between six dwarf octagonal granite pillars round the edge of the grave
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Elizabeth Ward's elaborately carved headstone
 

MEMORIAL YEWREEDHARKER
This Yew
Was planted
A.D. 1851

[ G05. Sadly, the yew itself was blown down
in the 1987 Great Storm ]
In
Loving Remembrance of
JAMES REED
Who departed this life
January 10th 1852
Aged 38 years

Also SARAH REED his widow
Who departed this life
February 10th 1887
Aged 70 years
"My days are gone like a shadow."

[ G06 ]
BYRON HARKER
24. 4. 1961. Aged 87 years
ELIZABETH HARKER
23. 8. 1968. Aged 88 years
NAOMI HARKER
8. 7. 1997. Aged 87 years
JOAN HARKER
18. 3. 1997 aged 79 years
JOHN HARKER
13. 2. 1999. Aged 85 years

[ G07 ]
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James and Sarah Reed
 

MACNISHDENNISALDRED
Sacred
To the Memory
of
JOHN MACNISH
Son of W Macnish
Sergeant ---- Regt
And ARBUTHNOT his wife born 18th March

J. M.
1812

[ G08. Footstone ]
The Reverend Nathaniel Robert
Dennis. See Section C.


[ G09. Lychgate memorial ]
In
Memory of
JOHN ALDRED
F - - - - Major
of the Dragoon Guard
Who departed this life
January 11th 1811
Aged 39 years

I loving husband
I friend sincere
I Christian soldier
Lyeth here


M A
1811
[Footstone. G10.
PR: John Aldred was a Farrier and Major,
responsible for the care of the horses ]
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John Aldred's headstone, in the wood around the churchyard

Section H - The Church 
COUSINS
  To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of
WALTER JAMES COUSINS
For some years Churchwarden of this Church
Who entered into rest Feb 23rd 1910
Aged 47 years

[ H01. Brass plaque, South side of Church.
Buried in Seaford Cemetery (B2-2105) ]
 

FEHRSENLEWISDENNIS
In Memory of
MARIA FEHRSEN of Cape Town
Died 10th Nov 1877

[ H02. Three-part stained glass window
dedicated to her. See also G02 ]
To the Memory of
The Reverend JOHN LEWIS
For upward of 36 years Rector of the Parish,
Who died on the 8th day of December 1843,
In the 76th year of his age.
Also of ELIZABETH, his widow,
Who died on the 2nd day of October 1853,
In the 77th year of her age.

[ H03. White marble sarcophagus ]
The Reverend Nathaniel Robert
Dennis. See Section C.


[ H04. Stained glass window ]
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The Rev John Lewis' memorial, St Peter's
 

LAINGCHAMBERSDANBY
In Memory of
JOHN MAGNUS LAING
Priest Rector
1946 – 1949
By whose inspiration
this chancel was
made worthier for
the worship of
Almighty God


[ H05 ]
WILLIAM CHAMBERS Esq
Died May 7. 1808. Aged 57 years.
He was a sincere Friend and an honest Man.
His widow
Erected this Monument
As a Tribute of her
Affection.

[ H06. Pale grey marble plaque mounted on north of the altar ]
St Francis of Assisi
Remember ye in the Lord
THOMAS WILLIAM and
GERTRUDE ELIZABETH MARY DANBY
Their daughter mourning
Their loss and honouring their
Memory has caused the window
To be set up. March 1929
Deus Miseratur

[ H07. Stained glass window. Thomas & Gertrude
are buried in Seaford Cemetery, B2-2162/63 ]
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William Chambers' Memorial
 

KING / WATSON / DENNIS
To the Memory of Mrs MARY KING
wife of John King Esq of this Parish,
(and second daughter of
Tho. Rogers Esq of Kingston near Lewes)
who departed this life May 13th 1822,
in the 35th year of her age.

Also of their two sons HENRY and JOHN KING,
the former died Nov 22nd 1818 aged 3 months,
and the latter July 30th 1821,
aged 4 years and 10 months.

Also of MARY, wife of
Lieutenant George WATSON, R.M.
and eldest daughter of
John and Mary King, of this Parish
who died at Stonehouse, Devon,
the 12th of January 1836, aged 25 years.

And also of JOHN KING, Esquire,
of this Parish,
who died July 5th 1853, aged 78 years.

Also of the Revd ROBERT NATHANIEL DENNIS,
Rector of this Parish,
who died the 17th of February, 1892.

Also of ELIZABETH, his wife,
daughter of the above-named John King,
who died at Paignton, Devon,
the 12th of February 1908, aged 94 years.

[ H08. White marble monument mounted on dark grey slate plaque. Inscription on rectangular white marble plaque within a frame consisting of a white marble cornice supported by flanking white marble pilasters. Crest above. See also: Dennis Section C - C18 ]
Marble memorial
The King & Dennis family memorial marble

COXWELL
Coxwell Memorial Tablet
Henry Coxwell Memorial, St Peter's
This tablet is placed here to the memory of
The famous aeronaut
HENRY TRACEY COXWELL
For many years a resident of this Parish
Died Jan. 5, 1900, aged 81 years.

Of the many remarkable balloon ascents made by him
for scientific purposes during his long career
the most notable was from Wolverhampton, September 1 1862
when he reached an altitude of seven miles
the greatest height ever attained by man.

Erected by his widow.

[ H09. White marble plaque on grey granite plaque. Coxwell crest & motto Vigila et ora - Watch and Pray.
The grave of Coxwell & his wife is in Seaford Cemetery. The record height for an ascent without oxygen or pressure-suits has never been broken ]

LIGHTNING MEMORIALHOYWARNER
From lightning and tempest, Good Lord deliver us.
On the 30TH Dec. 1879
this Church
was struck by lightning at the
spot where this tablet is now
placed in thankful recognition
of the mercy of God in sparing
the fabric from destruction.

[ H10. Rectangular brass plaque ]
Given in memory
of
ARTHUR F. HOY
1919 – 1995

[ H11. Brass plaque on the organ ]
In Memoriam
AGLAE MARIE AMELIE WARNER
December 18th 1949

R.I.P.

Given by her friend
Florence M. Gibbons

[ H12 ]
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St Peter's Lightning Strike Plaque
   

HARDINGEGILBERT
GEORGE
- -
Lt Col - - - - - -
And E - - - - - -
Died - - - - -
Age - - - - -

G R H
1814

[ G07. Footstone. PR:
George Richard Hardinge aged
3 months, son of Lt Col & Elizabeth Hardinge
(44th Regt) buried 12 Oct 1814 ]
ANNE wife of Nicholas Gilbert, gent,
died 8th March 1652

NICHOLAS GILBERT, gent,
died Febry 25th 1677

[ H15. Two rough slabs were found beneath the chancel floor
when it was repaved in 1860.
The inscriptions are no longer visible and it is presumed that the slabs
were re-interred under the new floor ]
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George's somewhat weathered gravestone in the woods
 

BAMFORTHDUNNTHORNEWILLIAMSUNKNOWN
In
Loving
Memory of
KEITH
BAMFORTH

24. 4. 50 – 4. 1. 08
[White marble vase with incised rose,
East end of Church]
KEN DUNN
1927 – 2000

[ Plain memorial vase ]
MARC
THORNE

1973 - 2001

[ Marble Vase ]
In Memory of
Canon REX WILLIAMS
1906 - 1994

[ Brass plaque on bench ]
LYNN
In loving
Memory

[ White marble vase ]

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