High Bickington Gravestones and Monumental Inscriptions
St Mary's, High Bickington

St Mary's, High Bickington
Gravestones and Monumental Inscriptions

Here are a few of the gravestones found in the churchyard of St. Mary's. Some photographs appear courtesy of the late David Ryall. Inside the church there is a single early 18th century mural monument to Joshua Tucker who died in 1705.
Gravestone Here lies in hopes of a joyful
Resurrection of the Body of Joan
the wife of John Alford late of
Sugworthy in Parish of Roborough
she departed this life the 17th day
of September in the year 1784
Aged 74 years
On earth...
Joan ALFORD's gravestone is one of the oldest at St Mary's, High Bickington. Joan and her husband, John ALFORD, had several children baptised at High Bickington.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
CHARLES BROWNSCOMBE
of this Parish
Who died on the 11th day of April
1872
Aged 60 Years.
A husband dear a Father kind
His soul to God we have resign'd
Charles BROWNSCOMBE, the son of Thomas BROWNSCOMBE and Susannah ANDREW, was baptised at Atherington on 10 May 1813 and was buried at High Bickington on 15 Apr 1872.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
Ann wife of
Charles Brownscombe
of this parish who died on
the 9th day of May 1860
Aged 52 years
And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed are
the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them.
14 Rev 13
Ann CHICK, the daughter of George CHICK (1761-1823) and Sarah GAY (1770-1827), was baptised at Yarnscombe, Devon on 4 Oct 1807. She married Charles BROWNSCOMBE (1813-1872), the son of Thomas BROWNSCOMBE and Susannah ANDREW, at Yarnscombe in 1845. Ann was buried on 12 May 1860.
Gravestone Here lieth the body of
Betty Pridham Cowman
wife of Henry Cowman
who departed [this] life
December the 12th 1784
Aged nigh 28 Years.
Betty Pridham BABBAGE, daughter of James BABBAGE and Ann PRIDHAM (1726- ?), was baptised at Burrington, Devon on 20 Mar 1757. She married Henry COWMAN (1749-1815) at High Bickington on 17 Dec 1778.
Gravestone Here lieth the
body of John
Cowman of this
Parish who Departed
this life the 29th
day of March and
was buried the 1st
day of April 1789
Aged 80 years
 
Gravestone Here lieth the
body of Bettey
Pridham Cowman
Daughter of
Henry Cowman
and Bettey his
wife who departed
her ___________
the _______ aged
______________s
Betty Pridham COWMAN, the daughter of Henry COWMAN (1749-1815) and Betty Pridham BABBAGE (1757-1784), was baptised at High Bickington on 8 Dec 1779.
Gravestone Erected
to perpetuate the memory of
JOHN COWMAN
Yeoman of this Parish who exchanged
this mortal life for Immortality on the 2nd
day of July 1840 AGED 70 Years
A Father and Mother here are laid
Within this bed of clay
Close by each others' side thereto abide
Until the Judgement day
John COWMAN, the son of Christopher COWMAN and Elizabeth SAGE (1744-1813), was baptised at High Bickington on 9 Jul 1770 and was buried there on 4 Jul 1840.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of Elizabeth
Cowman Wife of Christopher
Cowman of this Parish who De-
parted this Life the 26th Day of
October in the year of our Lord
1813 Aged 69 Years
[verse]
Elizabeth SAGE, the daughter of Philip SAGE and Ann, was baptised at High Bickington on 12 Sep 1744, and was buried there on 20 Oct 1813. She married Christopher COWMAN at High Bickington on 9 Oct 1769.
Gravestone Erected
to perpetuate the memory of Mary
WIFE
of John Cowman Yeoman of this
Parish who died on the 10th day of
January 1836 AGED 64 Years
[verse]
Mary DOWN, daughter of John DOWN and Ann KING, was baptised at High Bickington on 22 Jun 1772, and was buried there on 14 Jan 1836. She married John COWMAN (1770-1840), son of Christipher COWMAN (1739- ?) and Elizabeth SAGE (1744-1813) at High Bickington on 10 Apr 1794.
Gravestone In Memory
of
Henry Cowman of this
Parish who departed this Life
the 28th Day of October in
the Year of our Lord 1815
[verse]
Henry COWMAN was born about 1749, and was buried at High Bickington on 31 Oct 1815.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
BARBARA KING
Relict of the late Henry Cowman
of Little Seckington in this Parish
who was call'd from this life to
_________ GOD that ______ her
__________________ Eternal Bliss
the ___________________ day of
Feby in the Year of our Lord 1822
Aged 52 Years
[verse]
Barbara King DOWN, the daughter of John DOWN and Ann KING, was baptised at High Bickington on 21 Feb 1770, and was buried there on 8 Feb 1822. She married Henry COWMAN (1749-1815) at High Bickington on 10 May 1790.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of

Betsy Darch
Daughter of Richard & Joan
Darch
of Fremington who departed
this Life the 18th day of Sepr 1825
Aged 10 Years
A daughter fair was buried here
That in the morning shine
God thought it fit to take her hence
That she might Heaven gain
Betsy DARCH, the daughter of Richard DARCH (1785-1850) and Joan ALFORD (1786-1852) was baptised at Newton Tracey, Devon on 7 Apr 1816. She was buried at High Bickington on 21 Sep 1825.
Gravestone In memory of
JOHN DARCH
who died Janry 13th 1868
Aged 73 Years.
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away."
John DARCH, the son of Richard DARCH and Elizabeth GOODING (1767- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 24 Nov 1795 and was buried on 18 Jan 1868.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory
of THOMAS DOWN of
this Parish who departed
this life ye 6th day of Novr and
was Bury'd ye 9th in ye Year
of our Lord 1825
Aged 62 Years
Thomas DOWN, the son of John DOWN and Ann KING (1729- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 20 Jul 1763. He married Joan PADDON (1769- ?), the daughter of William PADDON and Frances NEWCOMBE (1734- ?), at High Bickington on 20 Oct 1789.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN DOWN
of this Parish
Who died January 7th
1879
Aged 82 Years
John DOWN, the son of Thomas DOWN (1763-1825) and Joan PADDON (1769- ?) was baptised at High Bickington on 28 Jul 1797.
Gravestone

Gravestone
Sacred
to the memory
of
PERCY FORTESCUE GARDINER
General, Bengal Staff Corps
Who died at High Bickington
5 Nov 1896 Aged 75



ELIZABETH ANNE GARDINER
23 July 1947
His gives his beloved sleep
Major-General Percy Fortescue GARDINER, son of George GARDINER (1795-1847) and Ann (1800- ?), was baptised at Bishops Hull, Somerset on 17 October 1822. He retired to High Bickington in 1881 after 41 years of service. He married Elizabeth Anne PAYNE, the daughter of Samuel PAYNE (1783-1867) and Elizabeth Beecher PIGOT (1813-1884), at Toquay, Devon on 28 Apr 1881. Elizabeth was born in Altofts, Yorkshire in 1854, died at Bishopsteignton, Devon, and was buried at High Bickington on 26 Jul 1947.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
John German son of
William and Ann German of this
Parish who died on the 24th day
of May in the year of our Lord 1861
Aged 11 Years.
there is but a step between me & death
Also Mary daughter of
William and Ann German of this
Parish who died on the 19th day of
Novr in the year of our Lord 1863
Aged 25 Years.
Yea though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death I will fear no
evil for thou art with me thy rod
thy staff they comfort me
John GERMAN, the son of William GERMAN (1808-1874) and Ann BLACKMORE (1812-1893), was born in North Molton. Devon in 1851 and was buried at High Bickington on 28 May 1861. His sister, Mary GERMAN, was born in North Molton about 1838 and buried at High Bickington on 24 Nov 1863.
Gravestone In loving
memory of
SIDDIE GREENWOOD PENNY
who died 20th May 1904
Also of
ROBERT GREENWOOD PENNY
her devoted husband
who died 27th Janry 1905
For now we see through a glass
darkly but then face no face
Now I know in part but then shall
I know even as also I am known
I Cor XIII:12
During the late 19th century, Robert GREENWOOD-PENNY of Nethergrove was the largest land owner in High Bickington after the Pyncombe estate. Robert, the son of Robert Penny GREENWOOD-PENNY, was born in Lympstone, Devon on 12 Mar 1843 and came to High Bickington about 1878. He married Sarah "Siddie" WINTERBOTTOM, the daughter of Edwin John WINTERBOTTOM and Sarah on 24 Sep 1872 at Chelsea St Luke, Middlesex. Siddie was born in 1843 in Chelsea, Middlesex.
Gravestone IN
Loving Memory of
HANNAH,
The beloved wife of
HENRY SQUIRE,
Of this parish,
Who died Sep. 28th 1902,
Aged 62 Years.
"God is our refuge and strength."
Hannah HARRIS, the daughter of William HARRIS (1799- ?) and Hannah COLE (1805- ?), was born in 1840 in Ashreigney, Devon. She married Henry SQUIRE in 1867. Henry SQUIRE, the son of Charlotte SQUIRE, was born in Beaford, Devon about 1839 and died in High Bickington on 31 May 1914.
Gravestone In
Memory of
MARGARET wife of
JOHN ROBINS of Yarnscombe
Died Jan 8 1865. Aged 70 Years.
Also
JOHN ROBINS husband of
The above died Jul 24 1866.
Aged 67 years.
Margaret RICHARDS, the daughter of Thomas RICHARDS (1749-1829) and Mary HERN (1760-1835) was baptised at High Bickington on 30 Dec 1793. She married John ROBINS, the son of John ROBINS and Elizabeth LEMON on 29 Mar 1825 at Yarnscombe. Margaret died at Illfracombe on 8 Jan 1865 and was buried at High Bickington on 21 Jan 1865. John ROBINS was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 19 May 1799, died at Illfracombe, and was buried at High Bickington on 28 Jul 1866.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
ELIZABETH MILTON
of this parish who
died on the 11th
day of June 1859
AGED 40 YEARS
I shall be satified when
I awake, with thy like-
ness. Psalm XVII, XV
Elizabeth NEWCOMBE, the daughter of John NEWCOMBE (1775-1859) and Jane ASHPLANT (1791-1864), was baptised at High Bickington on 28 Feb 1819, and was buried there on 17 Jun 1859. She married Thomas MILTON (1818-1886), the son of John MILTON (1770-1854) and Elizabeth PARKIN.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
JOHN MOORE
of the parish of
GT TORRINGTON
who departed this life on the
6th day of April
in the year of our Lord
1856 Aged 84 Years Seek ye the Lord while he
may be found call ye upon...
John MOORE, the son of Richard MOORE (1748- ?) and Joanna RICHARDS (1746-1823), was baptised at High Bickington on 29 Jul 1772, and was buried there on 10 Apr 1856.
Gravestone IN
affectionate remembrance of
JOHANNA MOORE
daughter of
John and Ann Moore
of Torrington
niece of
John and Johanna Cowman
of this parish
who departed this life
January 8, 1888
aged 27 Years
"Her end was peace"
Joanna MOORE, the daughter of John MOORE (1822-1889) and Ann WEBBER (1824-1906), was born in High Bickington in 1860.
Gravestone Here
Lieth the Body of
ROBERT NORMAN of this
Parish who departed this
LIfe the 12th Day of September
1804 Aged 74 Years
Robert NORMAN, the son of Richard NORMAN (1700- ?) and Susannah VODDEN (1704- ?), was baptised at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 21 Aug 1730.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN NORMAN
son of
John and Jane
NORMAN
of this parish who depd
this Life on the 2nd day
of May in the Year of
our Lord 1839 AET
3 Weeks & 2 Days
`Tis on the Saviours bosom laid
And feels no sorrow there
`Tis by an Heavenly parent fed
And needs no more your care
John NORMAN, the son of John NORMAN and Jane, was baptised at High Bickington on 30 Apr 1839 and was buried on 7 May 1839.
Gravestone Sacred
To the memory of
JOHN NORMAN
of this parish Who depd
this Life on the 16th day of
June in the Year of our Lord
1836
Aged 76 Years
John NORMAN, the son of Robert NORMAN (1730-1804) and Rachel GILL (1734- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 7 Nov 1759, and was buried there on 20 Jun 1836.
Gravestone SACRED to the Memory
of
ROBERT NORMAN
of this parish
who died October 3rd
1831
Aged 74 Years
Robert NORMAN, the son of Robert NORMAN (1730-1804) and Rachel GILL (1734- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 10 Jul 1757, and was buried there on 8 Oct 1831.
Gravestone ELIZABETH
wife of
William Parker
of this parish
born March 24th1816
died May 17th1890
May our loss be her eternal gain
Rest in peace
Elizabeth Manning SNELL, the daughter of Elizabeth MANNING, was baptised at Ashreigney, Devon on 14 Apr 1816. She married William PARKER (1822- ?), son of William PARKER and Dorothy TURNER, in 1851.
Gravestone To The Memory
of
Reginald Guard Palmer
late Captn in H.M. 3rd West India Regt
2nd Son of the Revd Septs Palmer M.A. Rector of this Parish
who died on the 11th day of Septr 1859
Aged 27 years
O! Nobis in vita Chare Charior Heu!
in Morte quando iterum te aspiciemus?
Vale! Dilectissime
at non in Æternun Vale!
Monumentum hor Parentes Mirstissimi
poni ruraverunt

A.D. 1860

Hic requiescit
omne quod mortale fuit
Septimi Palmer
Parochiae hujus viginti annos rectoris
quem nec morbo languentem
nec senio confectum
mors heu! Inopina rapuit
anno ætatis suæ LXXIII
salutis nostræ MDCCCLXXI
"VIILATE ET ORATE"
Reginald Guard PALMER, the son of Reverend Septimus PALMER (1798-1871) and Susan GUARD (1804-1896) was baptised at St David's, Exeter, Devon on 13 Jul 1831. He died at Dunster, Somerset, England on 11 Sep 1859 "in consequence of an accident in a state of somnambulism when on a visit at Dunster Castle." He was buried at High Bickington on 16 Sep 1859.

Septimus PALMER, the seventh son of the Very Reverend Joseph PALMER (1749-1829) and Elizabeth EDWARDS (1763-1832), was born in Great Torrington, Devon on 29 Mar 1798 and was baptised there on 27 Oct 1801. Septimus matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1820 and received his Master of Arts degree in 1827. He was Rector of High Bickington from 1850 until 1869. He died in Dawlish, Devon and was buried at High Bickington on 2 May 1871.
Gravestone Sacred To The
Memory of Henry Richards
of Yarnscombe who departed
this Life the 11th day of July 1831
Aged 35 Years
How Sudden and how awful was the Stroke
By which the slender thread of life was broke
O may this admonition ___ us all
How frail is man how unforseen his fall
Leaving a Wife and two Children ___
in the Almighty ___
Henry RICHARDS, the son of Thomas RICHARDS (1749 - 1829) and Mary HERN (1760 - 1835) was baptised at High Bickington on 29 May 1798, and was buried there on 14 Jul 1831. Henry married Mary LEMON (1807 - ?) at Atherington on 24 Mar 1829. Their two children were Thomas (1830 - ?) and Mary Ann (1831 - ?)
Gravestone In Affectionate Remembrance of
RICHARD SLEE
Of this parish,
Who departed this life
July 13th 1888,
Aged 77 Years.
"I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Also of his wife
MARY SLEE,
Who entered into rest
May 27th 1893,
Aged 82 Years.
Richard SLEE, son of Richard SLEE and Jane SHORT, was baptised at Roborough, Devon on 23 Oct 1811. He married Mary COWMAN, daughter of John COWMAN (1770-1840) and Mary DOWN (1772-1836), on 18 May 1836 in High Bickington. Mary was baptised at High Bickington on 21 Aug 1810.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
Mary Webber wife of the late
JOHN WEBBER
of Lee Barton in this parish
who died January 18th1845
AGED 92 YEARS
Blessed are the dead
Which __ the lord
Mary BROOK was buried at High Bickington on 23 Jan 1845. She married John WEBBER (1748-1816) at Barnstaple on 20 Sep 1772.
Gravestone In Loving Memory of
ELIZABETH,
The beloved wife of
WILLIAM WOOLLACOTT,
Who entered into rest
Dec. 28th 1904,
Aged 79 Years.
"Father, I will that they also, whom thou
Hast given me, be with me where I am."

Also of the above
WILLIAM WOOLLACOTT,
Who passed peacefully away
Jan. 20th 1920,
Aged 88 Years.
"With Christ which is far better."
William WOOLLACOTT, son of Robert WOOLLACOTT (1789-1855) and Mary COLE (1795-1873), was baptised at High Bickington on 15 Jan 1832. He married Elizabeth GOODING, daughter of Thomas GOODING (1779-1847) and Elizabeth DOWN (1790-1872) in 1856. Elizabeth GOODING was baptised at High Bickington on 6 Jun 1825.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
JOHN WOOLLACOTT
son of
Robt and Mary Woollacott
OF GT YELLAND IN
this parish who
died the 18th day of Novr 1853
AGED 29 YEARS
As you pass by pray cast an eye
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for Death __ follow me
Greave not my friend __
Here I must lay __
John WOOLLACOTT, son of Robert WOOLLACOTT (1789-1855) and Mary COLE (1795-1873), was baptised at High Bickington on 9 Feb 1825, and was buried there on 23 Nov 1853.
Gravestone IN
loving memory of
RICHARD YERBURGH
Rector of this Parish
Died August 29th 1886 aged 69 years
Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
Richard YERBURGH, the son of Reverend Richard YERBURGH (1774-1851) and Elizabeth NORTON, was baptised on 5 May 1817 at Little Stanmore, Middlesex. He was educated at Harrow and Christ's College, Cambridge and was Vicar of Sleaford, Lincolnshire from 1851 to 1882, and Rector of St Mary's, High Bickington from 1882 until his death in 1886.
Gravestone IN
Loving memory of
ELLEN YERBURGH
Widow of the
Revd Richard Yerburgh
Rector of this Parish
Died the 10th February 1897
Rest in Peace
Ellen RODGERS, the daughter of Charles RODGERS (1807-1881) and Ann Muggleston JAMES (1807-1899), was baptised at New Sleaford, Lincoln on 4 Mar 1841. She married Revd Richard YERBURGH (1817-1886), the son of Revd Richard YERBURGH (1774-1851) and Elizabeth NORTON, on 7 Feb 1882 at North Finchley, Middlesex.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
GEORGE GILL
of this Parish
who died ye 21st day
of August 1822
Aged 60 Years
Also
to the Memory of
HONOR
Relict of
GEORGE GILL
Who died the 10th day
of February 1832
Aged 70 Years
ALSO to the memory of John
Son of the above
GEORGE and HONOR GILL
Aged 7 years
George GILL, son of George GILL and Grace BRIGHT, was baptised at High Bickington on 12 Sep 1762, and was buried there on 27 Aug 1822. He married Honor BURDON at High Bickington on 16 Aug 1785. Honor was buried at High Bickington on 22 Feb 1832. Their son John GILL was baptised at High Bickington on 3 Dec 1797.
Gravestone SACRED
To the MEMORY of
WILLIAM WOOLACOTT
of this Parish
Who exchanged this Life
for a Better
May 30th 1841
in the 56 Year of his Age
In Virtues pathe he always trod
Religion was his guide
His soul depends on rest in God
A Christian lived and died
William WOOLACOTT was buried at High Bickington on 3 Jun 1841.
Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
MARY KING
of this Parish Who died
on the 13th Day of Novr
1847
Aged 77 Years
Mary KING, the daughter of James KING (1732-1820) and Mary GODFREY, was baptised at High Bickington on 7 Apr 1771, and was buried there on 17 Nov 1847.
Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
THOMAS MOORE
of this parish who died
on the 5th day of Febry 1837
Aged 47 Years
Thomas MOORE, the son of Richard MOORE (1748- ?) and Joanna RICHARDS (1746-1823), was baptised at High Bickington on 15 Nov 1789, and buried there on 8 Feb 1837.
Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
Margaret wife of
RICHARD MOORE
of this parish
who died on the 28th day of Octr 1849
Aged 47 Years
Margaret DOWN, daughter of William DOWN and Elizabeth TURNER (1756- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 3 Nov 1788, and buried there on 2 Nov 1849. She married Richard MOORE, the son of Richard MOORE (1748- ?) and Joanna RICHARDS (1746-1823), at Atherington, Devon on 4 Nov 1821.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
William Palmer Stawell
Forty two years rector
of this parish
who died June 8th1850
Aged 67 years
_________
ALSO
to the memory of
Mary Stawell
wife of the late
Revd W.P. Stawell
who died Febry 2nd1859
Aged 70 years
William Palmer STAWELL, the son of Willam Moggridge STAWELL (1756-1833) and Charlotte PALMER, was baptised at South Molton, Devon on 7 May 1783. He died at Illfracombe, Devon, and was buried at High Bickington on 13 June 1850. William graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in 1805 and succeeded his father as Rector of High Bickington in 1808. He married Mary PALMER, daughter of Joseph PALMER (1749-1829) and Elizabeth EDWARDS (1763-1832). Mary was born in Great Torrington, Devon about 1789 and died there in 1859.
Gravestone SACRED
to
the memory of
Elizth wife of
JOSEPH TOUT
and daughter of
Michl and Elizth
Down
of this parish who
died on the 11th day
of Augst in the year
1832
Aged 39 Years
Elizabeth DOWN, daughter of Michael DOWN (1760-1836) and Elizabeth (1764-1839), was baptised at High Bickington on 19 Feb 1794, and was buried there on 14 Aug 1832. She married Joseph TOUT at Thelbridge, Devon on 18 Apr 1814.
Gravestone TO
The memory of MARGARET
Relict
of George Alford Yeoman of
this parish who died on the 5th
day of February 1835
Aged 83 Years
[verse]
Margaret HEARN, daughter of John HEARN and Frances, was baptised at High Bickington on 22 Jun 1752, and was buried there on 9 Feb 1835. She married George ALFORD (1747-1826), son of Lewis ALFORD (? -1771) and Mary, at High Bickington on 29 Dec 1772.
Gravestone TO
the Memory of
GEORGE ALFORD
of this Parish who
was call'd from this
life ye 12th day of June
1826 Aged 79 Years
[verse]
George ALFORD, son of Lewis ALFORD (? -1771) and Mary, was baptised at High Bickington on 11 Nov 1747, and was buried there on 15 Jun 1826.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
DOROTHY
wife of
Leonard Gooding
of this parish
who died June _______
Aged __ Years
[verse]
Dorothy KELLY, daughter of Abraham KELLY and Mary SNELL, was baptised at Burrington, Devon on 4 Jun 1765, and buried at High Bickington on 21 Jun 1830. She married Leonard GOODING (1751-1831), son of John GOODING and Charity, at Burrington on 7 Nov 1789.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
LEONARD GOODING
of this parish
who died ye 8th day of Octr1831
Aged 81 Years
[verse]
Leonard GOODING, son of John GOODING and Charity, was baptised at High Bickington on 29 Apr 1751, and was buried there on 12 Oct 1831.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
JOHN GOODING
of this parish who died on
the 18th day of Octr 1825
aged 29 years
John GOODING, son of John GOODING and Ann DENNIS, was baptised at High Bickington on 28 May 1797, and was buried there on 20 Oct 1825.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
Philip Sage
of this parish who died on
the 16th day of March in
the year of our Lord 1839
Aged 30 years
[verse]
Also
Eleanor daughter of Robert &
Mary Sage
Who died on the 17th day of Octr 1868
Aged 31 years
Philip SAGE, the son of John SAGE (1770-1825) and Rachel NORMAN (1772-1827), was baptised at High Bickington on 15 Feb 1809, and was buried there on 20 Mar 1839. His niece, Eleanor SAGE, daughter of Robert SAGE (1806-1876) and Mary COOKE (1801-1891), was baptised at High Bickington on 28 Feb 1836, and was buried there on 22 October 1868.
Gravestone SACRED
to the memory of
Rachel Sage
of this Parish
who died August 26th
1827
Aged 55 Years
[verse]
Rachel NORMAN, daughter of Robert NORMAN and Elizabeth FUYN, was baptised at High Bickington on 3 Aug 1772, and was buried there on 31 Aug 1827. She married John SAGE (1770-1825), son of William SAGE and Eleanor SNELL at High Bickington on 24 Sep 1794.
Gravestone TO
the Memory of JOHN
SAGE of this Parish who
departed this Life the 4th day of
June in the Year of our Lord
1825 Aged 55 Years
[verse]
John SAGE, son of William SAGE and Eleanor SNELL, was baptised at High Bickington on 9 Sep 1770, and was buried at there on 8 Jun 1825.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
Elizth Down
wife of
MICHL DOWN
of this parish who died
on the 15th day of Augst
in the Year of our Lord
1839
Aged 75 Years
Elizabeth CHAPPLE was buried at High Bickington on 19 Aug 1839. She married Michael DOWN (1760-1836), son of Michael DOWN (1728- ?) and Mary ROWCLIFFE, at Warkleigh, Devon on 4 Mar 1784.
Gravestone SACRED
TO
the Memory of
MICHL DOWN
of this parish who
died on the 15th day of
Septr in the year 1836
Aged 76 Years
Michael DOWN, son of Michael DOWN (1728- ?) and Mary ROWCLIFFE, was baptised at High Bickington on 22 Oct 1760, and was buried there on 18 Sep 1836.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory
William Down
son of
Michael and Elizabeth
DOWN
of this parish who died
on the 18th day of Septr
in the year 1837
Aged 38 Years
William DOWN, the son of Michael DOWN (1760-1836) and Elizabeth CHAPPLE (1764-1839), was baptised at High Bickington on 26 Feb 1799, and was buried there on 21 Sep 1837.
Gravestone SACRED
TO
the Memory of
THOMAS DOWN
who died the 19th
of November 1828
Aged 27
Thomas DOWN, the son of Michael DOWN (1760-1836) and Elizabeth CHAPPLE (1764-1839), was baptised at High Bickington on 17 Feb 1802, and was buried there on 24 Nov 1828.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
THOMAS HUNT
who departed this life
the 27th day of Augst 1839
Aged 73 Years
Thomas HUNT, the son of George HUNT and Jane, was baptised at High Bickington on 13 Jul 1766, and was buried there on 31 Aug 1839.
Gravestone HERE
Lieth in hopes of a Joyful
Resurrection the Body of
WILLIAM DOWN
the Son of William and
Margaret Down who Depar-
ted this Life August the 4th
1806 Aged 49 Years
[verse]
William DOWN, the son of William DOWN and Margaret HEARN (1723- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 30 Mar 1757.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
ELIZTH wife of WILLM
DOWN
Yeoman of this Parish who
departed this life on the
12the day of November 1845
Aged 84 Years
[verse]
Elizabeth TURNER married William DOWN (1757-1806), the son of William DOWN and Margaret HEARN (1723- ?), at High Bickington on 1 Dec 1779. She was buried at High Bickington on 11 Nov 1845. The date of death recorded on the gravestone is likely incorrect.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
MARY FISHER Wife of
THOMAS FISHER of Tawstock
who Departed this Life the 18th of
Septr 1836 in the 49th Year of her
Age
[verse]
Mary GILL, the daughter of George GILL (1762-1822) and Honor BURDON (1762-1832), was baptised at High Bickington on 7 Jan 1789, and was buried there on 22 Sep 1836. She married Thomas FISHER at Tawstock on 29 Jan 1829.
Gravestone IN MEMORY
of George Webber the son of John
and Mary Webber of this Parish
_________________________
_________________________
______ day of __________ 1819
__________________
George WEBBER, son of John WEBBER (1748-1816) and Mary (1753-1845), was baptised at High Bickington on 2 Nov 1796, and was buried there on 30 Sep 1819.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of John Webber
the son of John & Mary Webber
of this Parish who departed
this life in hopes of a blessed &
immortal _____ the 20th day of April
1816 _________________
[verse]
John WEBBER, son of John WEBBER (1748-1816) and Mary (1753-1845), was baptised at High Bickington on 22 May 1786, and was buried there on 26 Apr 1816.
Gravestone In
Memory of
CHARITY DOWN
Wife of Wm Down ____________________
__________________________________
__________________________________
_____________________________ illness
_____________ God _________________
___________________________ 30th day
___________________________________
_________________________ LORD 1820
Aged ____________
Charity DOWN was born about 1755, and was buried at High Bickington on 6 Dec 1820.
Gravestone ______________ Memory
of Ann Ashplant the Wife of Thomas
Ashplant of this Parish who departed
this Life ____________ in the Year
of our Lord 1821 Aged 69 Years
[verse]
Ann WOOLLAWAY married Thomas ASHPLANT at High Bickington on 17 May 1796, and was buried there on 24 Jan 1821.
Gravestone Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN DAVEY
of this parish who
(suddenly)
departed this Life on
the 16th day of August
1838
Aged _________
John DAVEY, the son of William DAVEY and Christian COOPER, was baptised at High Bickington on 7 Sep 1762, and was buried there on 19 Aug 1838.
Gravestone IN
Memory of MARY
Wife of
JOHN DAVEY
of this Parish who
died the 5th day of Decr
1832
Aged __________
Mary was buried at High Bickington on 9 Dec 1832.
Gravestone IN
MEMORY OF WM ROBERTS
of Northmolton who deptd
this Life the 4th day of Novr
and was buried the 10th
1827 AGED 66 YEARS
[verse]
William ROBERTS, the son of John ROBERTS and Margaret, was baptised at North Molton, Devon on 29 Apr 1762. His burial at High Bickington was recorded on 9 Nov 1827.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory
of
MARGARET TURNER
who departed this Life the
5th day of May 1823
Aged 63
Margaret TURNER was buried at High Bickington on 7 May 1823.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
PETER DAVEY
of this parish who deptd this
Life on the 12th day of March
1840
Aged 77 Years
Peter DAVEY, the son of Thomas DAVEY (1732- ?) and Anne GOODING (1729-1787), was baptised at High Bickington on 16 Apr 1763, and was buried there on 15 Mar 1840.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
GEORGE DAVEY
of this parish
who died ye 31st day of
August 1836 ÆT 71 Years
[verse]
George DAVEY, the son of Thomas DAVEY (1732- ?) and Anne GOODING (1729-1787), was baptised at High Bickington on 26 Dec 1765, and was buried there on 3 Sep 1836.
Gravestone SACRED
to the Memory of
THOMAS RICHARDS
of Yarnscombe late
of this Parish who was
call'd from this life the
7th day of May in the
Year of our Lord 1829
Aged 82
[verse]

SACRED
to the memory of
MARY RICHARDS
Relict of the aforesaid Thos
Richards Who departed this
Life the 17th of June 1835
Aged 75 Years
[verse]
Thomas RICHARDS, the son of John RICHARDS and Elizabeth MURCH, was baptised at High Bickington on 4 Jun 1749, and was buried there on 11 May 1829. He married Mary HERN, daughter of John HERN and Frances NEWCOMBE, at High Bickington on 10 Sep 1781. Mary was baptised at High Bickington on 7 Sep 1760 and was buried there on 22 Jun 1835.
Gravestone SACRED
To the
Memory
of
THOMAS RICHARDS
(Yeoman) of this Parish Who deptd
this Life the 27th day of June
in the Year of Our Lord 1848
Aged 62 Years
Mourn not for me my Child so dear
That I have left behind
For in the grave we all must lie
Till God's appointed time
Thomas RICHARDS, the son of Thomas RICHARDS (1749-1829) and Mary HERN (1760-1835), was baptised at High Bickington on 17 Apr 1786, and was buried there on 19 June 1848.
Gravestone SACRED
to the Memory of Frances wife of
Thomas Richards
of this Parish
She was an Affectionate wife
and a _________ Mother
____________________
the Public ____________
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
Frances HERN married Thomas RICHARDS (1786-1848) at Sampford Courtenay on 27 Mar 1820. She was born about 1793, and was buried at High Bickington on 17 Dec 1828.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
LEWIS ALFORD
Yeoman
of this Parish Who deptd
this Life on the 3rd day of
May in the Year of Our
Lord 1846 Aged 57 Years
Lewis ALFORD, son of George ALFORD (1747-1826) and Margaret HEARN (1752-1835), was baptised at High Bickington on 24 Feb 1789, and was buried there on 7 May 1846.
Gravestone Sacred
To the memory of
JAMES ALFORD
(of the Parish of Bideford) who
died Janry 3rd 1847 Aged 74
James ALFORD, son of George ALFORD (1747-1826) and Margaret HEARN (1752-1835), was baptised at High Bickington on 1 Jul 1773, and was buried there on 7 Jan 1847.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
MARY wife of JOHN ALFORD
(Yeoman) of this parish who deptd
this Life on the 23rd Day of May
in the Year of Our Lord 1845
Aged 61 Years [verse]
Mary ALFORD, daughter of George ALFORD (1747-1826) and Margaret HEARN (1752-1835), was baptised at High Bickington on 8 Aug 1784, and was buried there on 28 May 1845. She married John ALFORD (1771-1849), son of John ALFORD (1745-1783) and Mary HEARN (1739-1807), at High Bickington on 18 Aug 1808.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
Maria daughter
of
William and Mary
Alford
of this Parish who died on th_
___th day of June 1853
Aged 20 Years
[verse]
Maria ALFORD, daughter of William ALFORD (1797-1872) and Maria COOK (1806-1879), was baptised at High Bickington on 18 Nov 1832, and was buried there on 13 Jun 1853.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
MARY wife of JOHN WRIGHT
and Daughter of
John and Mary Alford
of this parish who departed
this Life on the 24th of March
in the Year of Our Lord 1844
Aged 24 Years
[verse]
Mary ALFORD, daughter of John ALFORD (1771-1849) and Mary ALFORD (1784-1845), was baptised at High Bickington on 1 Feb 1820, and was buried there on 30 Mar 1844. She married John WRIGHT (1818-1894), son of John WRIGHT (1792-1871) and Mary NORMAN (1789-1850), at Burrington, Devon on 22 Nov 1843.
Gravestone Here lieth the Body of John
Paddon of this Parish who Depart-
ed this life the 11th day of Oct in
the year of our Lord 1813 Aged
74 years [verse]
John PADDON, the son of John PADDON (? -1785) and Joan RICHARDS (? -1771), was baptised at High Bickington on 16 May 1742, and was buried there on 15 Oct 1813.
Gravestone Erected
to the Memory of
ELIZTH BRAGG
Wife of
JOHN BRAGG
of this parish who
died on the 2nd day
of May in the Year
of our Lord 1838
Aged 71 Years
Elizabeth DARCH was buried at High Bickington on 5 May 1838. She married John BRAGG (1769-1821) at High Bickington on 21 Nov 1797.
Gravestone TO
the memory of George
Son
of George and Elizth Jones
who died on the 7th of August
1833 Aged 9 Months
George JONES, son of George JONES (1791-1862) and Elizabeth HARRIS (1792- ?), was baptised at High Bickington on 26 Dec 1832, and was buried there on 10 Aug 1833.
Gravestone Sacred To the Memo-
ry of Ann King wife
of Thomas King Daughter
of John and Ann Snell of
this Parish who departed this
Life the 26th day of July
1807 Aged 36 Years
[verse]
Ann SNELL, daughter of John SNELL (1740-1813) and Ann SAGE (1735-1825), was baptised at High Bickington on 21 Apr 1772, and was buried there on 29 Jul 1807. She married Thomas KING (1770-1820), son of Thomas KING (1730-1808) and Grace CONWAY (1737-1810), at High Bickington on 23 Jun 1806.
Gravestone SACRED
To the Memory of
JOHN SNELL DOWN
of this parish who died
on the 30th day of June in
the
year 1838 Aged 2 years &
5 months
Dec'd was the Son of
John and Ann Snell Down
[verse]
John Snell DOWN, the son of John DOWN (1796-1849) and Ann Snell KING (1807-1839) was born at Atherington on 16 Jan 1836, baptised at Atherington on 16 Mar 1836, and was buried at High Bickington on 30 Jun 1838.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
Anne Snell Down
Wife of John Down
of this parish who depd this life
on the 23rd day of July in the
Year of our Lord 1839 Aged 32
Years
[verse]
Ann Snell KING, daughter of Thomas KING (1770-1820) and Ann SNELL (1772-1807), was baptised at High Bickington on 29 Jul 1807, and was buried there on 30 Jul 1839. She married John DOWN (1796-1849), son of William DOWN (1767-1843) and Mary HARRIS (1767-1801) at Atherington, Devon on 22 Apr 1834.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
THOMAS KING
of this Parish who departed
this Life the 1st Feby 1820
aged 50 years
[verse]
Thomas KING, son of Thomas KING (1720-1808) and Grace CONWAY (1737-1810), was baptised at High Bickington on 2 Aug 1770, and was buried there on 5 Feb 1820.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
WILLIAM KING
of this parish
who died the 6th day
of December 1830
Aged 71 years
William KING, the son of John KING (1726-1808) and Joan GODFRY (1728-1778), was baptised at High Bickington on 15 Jun 1760, and was buried there on 9 Dec 1830.
Gravestone Sacred
To the memory of
James and Mary
son
and daughter of
James and Elizth
SHOPLAND of ASH
in this Parish who
both depd this life
on the 21st day of decr
in the Year of our Lord
1841
Aged _____ Aged __ Months
Also
To the Memory of
James Second Son
of
the Aforesaid
James and Elizth
SHOPLAND of ASH
in this Parish who
depd this Life on
the 28th day of Novr
in the Year of our Lord
1843
Aged __ Months
[verse]
James SHOPLAND, the son of James SHOPLAND (1815-1882) and Elizabeth NEWCOMBE (1817-1895), was baptised at Wembworthy, Devon on 13 Mar 1837, and was buried at High Bickington on 24 Dec 1841. His sister Mary SHOPLAND was baptised at High Bickington on 30 Jan 1840, and was buried the same day as her brother. Their brother James SHOPLAND was baptised at High Bickington on 30 Jul 1843, and was buried there on 9 Dec 1843.
Gravestone Sacred
to the memory of
ANNE COCKS
Relict of John Cocks Surgeon
late of the County of Herts
who died Novr 23rd 1840
Aged 86 Years
Anne was buried at High Bickington on 30 Nov 1840.
Gravestone M. S.
JOSHUÆ TUCKER
A. M. huius Ecclesiæ nuper
Rectoris nec no Archidiaconi
de Barum; Gratiæ Uxoris, et Hum
-phredi eorum Fily Quorum Ciner
non procul ab hac Columna Spe
lætæ Rusurrections requescunt
Joshua Tucker Filius praedictiloshut
et Gratiæ primogenitus (in eod
em etiam loco cum mortuus
fuerit sepetliendus) hoc Mar
-mor visus posuit
Ætatis Suæ 55
Anno Salutis
1705
Joshua Tucker was Rector of High Bickington from 1697 until his death.
Gravestone Sacred
To the Memory of
ROBERT JAMES Son of
ROBERT and ANN WOLACOTT
of Giles Yelland in this Parish
Who Died on the 6th day of
July 1850 Aged 4 Years
ALSO to the the memory of
ROBERT Son of the above
who Died on the 18th day of
July 1852 Aged 21 Months
[verse]
Robert James WOOLLACOTT, son of Robert WOOLLACOTT (1816-1915) and Ann HARRIS (1822-1870), was baptised at High Bickington on 8 Feb 1846, and was buried there on 9 Jul 1850. His brother, Robert WOOLLACOTT, was baptised at High Bickington on 27 Oct 1850, and was buried there on 20 Jul 1852.

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