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Providence Congregational Church, Stainland : Graveyard


This is a collection of Monumental Inscriptions from the Graveyard at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland.

The SPC Numbers refer to the grave numbers on Alan Shaw's Plan of the Graveyard

This document was prepared from text kindly supplied by Alan Shaw from his CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area


SPC 1

In Affectionate Remembrance of MARTHA The wife of James Balmford Late of Holywell Green who died August 4th 1866. in the 66th year of her age.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES Balmford who died August 4th 1878 in the 79th year of his age.

SPC 2


ALSO of the above Joseph Hepworth who died April 11th 1854 Aged 41 years.
My bones and hammer lie declined My bellows too have lost their wind My fire's extinct, my forge decayed And in the dust, my vice is laid My coals are spent, my iron's gone My nails are drove, my work is done
Also of EPHRAIM HEPWORTH son of Joseph and Rebecca Hepworth who died Decr 28th 1861 aged 22 years.
He was ?? ?? ? ? words are wanting to say what. Think what a son and a brother could be and he was that.
Also of REBECCA, wife of the above Joseph Hepworth, who died March 28th 1889, aged 75 years.

SPC 3

In Memory of Mary Ann, Jonathan, Seth, Ely, and Susannah, the beloved sons and daughters of John & Martha Illingworth of Stainland. MARY ANN, died August 24th 1839, aged 2 years. JONATHAN, died May 22nd 1845, aged 16 months. SETH, died January 4th 1846, aged 3 months. ELY, died May 9th 1848, aged 4 months. SUSANNAH, died November 13th 1863, aged 30 years.

SPC 4

In Memory of HANNAH, Wife of Job Edwards, of Stainland, who died Sepr. 5th 1833, Aged 33 Years.
Also EMMA, daughter of the above, who died Octr. 15th 1836, aged 16 years.
Also four infants.

SPC 5

In Memory of ALICE 2nd Wife of Job Edwards Who died August 6st 1838 Aged 33 years.
Also MARTHA, 3rd wife of the above who died April 5th 1871, Aged 71 years.
Also the above JOB EDWARDS, who died March 27th 1877, Aged 80 years.

SPC 6

Erected by EDWIN WOODHOUSE, D.L. of Leeds In Memory of BENJAMIN WOODHOUSE, who died July 5th 1857, Aged 53 years. SUSANNAH, his wife who died April 14th 1857, aged 56 years. MARTHA ANN, their daughter who died Jany. 28th 1830, aged 4 years. And CAROLINE, their daughter who died October 11th 1839, aged 16 months.

SPC 7

In Memory of NANCY, Wife of Benjamin Hanson, of Holywell green in Stainland, who died August 11th 1830, Aged 50 Years.
Also SARAH, Daughter of the a bove Benjamin Hanson, who died November 27th 1842, Aged 30 Years.
ALSO ELIZABETH, Daughter of the aforesaid Benjamin Hanson, who died Feby 3rd 1846, Aged 44 Years.
ALSO of the above mentioned BENJAMIN HANSON, who departed this Life July 6th 1861, Aged 87 Years.

SPC 8

In Memory of WILLIAM, Son of Benjm. and Sarah Fletcher of Stainland who depart ed this Life, April 23rd 1841, Aged 8 Months.
ALSO of SARAH the Wife of the above Benjamin who departed this Life, August 16th A.D. 1845 Aged 28 Years.
ALSO MARTHA, Daught er of the above, who depart ed this Life Feby 13th A.D. 1849, Aged 6 Years & 9 Months.

SPC 9


The Trumpet Shall Sound and the Dead Shall be raised.
Beneath This Stone lie waiting the Resurrection the Remains of SAMUEL SHAW of Brookroyd in Stainland, who departed this Life the 14th Day of November 1816, aged 33 Years.
My dearest friends who me survive, Attention to wise counsel give; Believe in Christ, receive his grace, Obey your God, and die in peace.

SPC 10

In Memory of ALICE the Wife of Samuel Taylor of Cliffe in Stainland, who departed this Life on the 20th Day of September 1829, Aged 75 Years.
ALSO of the above named SAMUEL TAYLOR, who departed this Life, on the 19th Day of Feby. 1837, aged 82 Years.
Also of JOSEPH, Son of the above, who departed this Life on the 9th day of November 1861 Aged 69 Years.

SPC 11

In Memory of SARAH Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Taylor of Stainland, who died April 1st 1837, aged 7 Years.
ALSO MARTHA JANE their Daugr who died April 4th 1837, aged 4 Years.

SPC 12

In Memory of JAMES, and MARY JANE, the beloved son and daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Akroyd, Stainland James, died 1832, aged 2 years Mary Jane, died June 14th 1863, aged 19 years.
Also the above named JOSEPH AKROYD, who died March 13th 1880, aged 72 years.
Weep not then, wife and children dear, But trust your loving God; So live that when on you he calls, His words may be, Come here.
Also MARTHA their daughter Born Febry 14th 1954 Died June 12th 1889
Also the above named ELIZABETH AKROYD, Who Died June 1st 1892, Aged 82 years

SPC 13

In Memory of WILLIAM, Son of JOHN and JANE DAVIDSON of Stainland who departed this Life March 9th 1841 aged 1 Year and 2 Weeks.
This lovely bud, so young and fair, Call'd hence by early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower In paradise would bloom.
ALSO of the above named JANE DAVIDSON died January 12th 1859. Aged 39 Years.
She died lamented, In the strength of Life. A valued Mother And a faithful Wife.
ALSO the above named JOHN DAVIDSON who is interred in Holywell Green Cemetery.

SPC 14

Here lie interred the Remains of JOSEPH SHAW of Jagger green, who departed this Life on the 21st Day of Sep- tember 1825, in the 69th Year of his age.
ALSO the Remains of PATIENCE, the Wife of the above Joseph Shaw, who departed this Life on the 25th Day of February 1829, aged 69 Years.
ALSO SAM Son of Eli & Hannah Shaw, died May 10th 1855 aged 24 Years.
Eli Shaw Owner

SPC 15

In Memory of JOSEPH SPEIGHT Cliffe, in Stainland Who departed this Life July 25th, 1858. Aged 69 Years.
ALSO of ANN SPEIGHT, Wife of the above Who departed this Life on the 12th Day of February 1870 Aged 78 Years.

SPC 16

In Memory of HANNAH the Wife of Samuel Whitehead of Holywell green, who departed this Life January 21st 1834. Aged 32 years.
Also of the above mentioned SAMUEL WHITEHEAD who departed this Life August 8th 1870 Aged 74 years

SPC 17

In Memory of JOSEPH EDWARDS, of Stainland, who departed this Life March 13th 1841, aged 42 years.
Also of PRISCILLA, daughter of the above, who departed this life January 15th 1837 aged 4 years.

SPC 18

In Memory of ELIZABETH, the Wife of WILLIAM HAIGH of Stainland, who departed this Life, on the 20th Day of December, 1836, in the 21st Year of her Age.
Also of GODFREY HINDLE brother of the above who died march 30th 1906 Aged 84 Years.

SPC 19

Sacred to the MEMORY of RUTH the wife of William Brook of Greetland, who departed this Life, June 5th, A.D. 1836 in the 40th Year of her Age.

SPC 20

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HARRIET STOTT, the Wife of - John Stott of Holywell-green in Stainland, who departed this life on the 11th Day of MAY 1842 in the 23rd Year of her Age.
In Loving Memory of JAMES HINDLE Oak Terrace, Stainland who died JanuarY 19th 1898 Aged 60 Years.
ALSO SARAH the beloved wife of the above who died Jan 16th 1924 Aged 84 Years
At Rest
Also BEN HINDLE their son who died March 11th 1924 Aged 50 Years.
Thy Will be Done

SPC 21

THOMAS, Son of Edward and Nanny Sykes of Sowood in Stainland, who died on the 29th Day of December 1836, Aged 1 Year.
ALSO ELIZA, Daughter of the above said Edward and Nanny, who died on the 22nd Day of July, 1843, Aged 1 Year.
ALSO HANNAH, Daughter of the above said Edward and Nanny who died on the 11th Day of January 1844 Aged 4 Years.
Also JAMES, Son of the of the above said Edward and Nanny who died on the 26th Day of April 1847, Aged 13 Years.
ALSO EDWARD SYKES the Father of the above who departed this Life, on the 4th Day of May 1871, Aged 58 Years.
Also NANNY Wife of the above Edward Sykes, departed this Life on the 26th Day of January 1879, Aged 65 Years.

SPC 22

In Memory of HANNAH, Daughter of James and Elizabeth Walker, of Wham in Stain land, who departed this Life on the 3rd Day of Novr 1856, Aged 10 Months.
ALSO Elizabeth, Daugh- ter of the above James and Elizabeth Walker, who departed this Life on the 12th Day of September 1816, Aged 2 years and 7 Months.
ALSO ELIZA, Daughter of the above James and Elizabeth Walker, who departed this Life on the 16th Day of July 1854, Aged 4 Years.
ALSO ELIZABETH, Wife of the above James Walker, who departed this Life on the 13th Day of December 1860, Aged 49 Years.

SPC 23

IN MEMORIAM SAMUEL WALKER of Green Lane House Stainland Born October 1st 1818, Died January 2nd 1894.
Also of JOSEPH and HANNAH children of the above who died in infancy.
Also MARTHA, beloved wife of the above, Born Feb 25th 1823, Died Nov. 4th 1901.

SPC 24

In Memory of JAMES the Son of William and Mary Hinchcliffe of Stainland, who Died August 10th 1843, Aged 2 Years.
ALSO WILLIAM Son of the above named who Died May 24th 1849, Aged 17 Years.
Also JOSEPH, Son of the above who Died October 12th 1852, Aged 18 Years.
JESUS I love Thy charming name, T'is music To mine ear. Fain would I sound it out so loud That earth and heaven should hear.
Also JOHN Son of the above who Died May 27th 1861, Aged 21 years.

SPC 25

In Memory of ELIJAH CLEGG, of Stainland who departed this Life on the 5th Day of March 1871 Aged 75 Years.
Also ANN CLEGG, Wife of the above Elijah Clegg who died January 9th 1885 Aged 79 Years.

SPC 26

In Memory of JOHN, the Son of JOSEPH and REBECCA SHAW of Holy-well green in Stainland, who departed this Life on the 18th Day of April 1838, in the 18th Year of his age.
ALSO of the above mentioned JOSEPH SHAW, who departed this Life on the 24th Day of May 1841, in the 66th Year of his age.
He was a faithful Husband, ever true and kind A loving Father, and a steadfast friend A Christian to his Saviours will resign'd His life unblemish'd, and a peaceful end.
Also of REBECCA, the Wife of the above JOSEPH SHAW, who departed this Life, on the 21st Day of Decr. 1841, aged 65 Years and 6 Months.
They sleep in Jesus and are bless'd, How calm their slumbers are From suff'rings and from sins relea'sd And free from every care.

SPC 27

Sacred to the Memory of BENJAMIN AKROYD of Stainland, who departed this Life July 19th 1877 Aged 71 Years.
Also CECILY, wife of the above who died February 19th 1906, in her 99th year.
At Rest
Also AMELIA, Daughter of the above-mentioned who departed this Life February 14th 1834, Aged 13 Months.
Also ABSALOM, Son of the above, who departed this life in the Year 1839, Aged 4 Years.
Also KEZIAH, Daughter of the above, who departed this Life September 30th 1861 Aged 18 Years.
All is well

SPC 28

In Memory Of JOHN HINCHCLIFFE of this Town who died on the 1st Day of March 1854 Aged 61 Years.
Also of HANNAH, Wife of the above who died July 4th 1857, Aged 71 Years.
Hear all her pain and sufferings end Safe in the bosom of her friend Her Saviour and her God. Her warfare's past, her time is o'er And she shall never suffer more. From pain for ever free.

SPC 29

In Memory of WILLIAM WHITTELL, of Beestonley-lane in Stainland, who died August 1st 1836, Aged 72 Years.
Also of MARY, Wife of the above WILLIAM WHITTELL, who died on the 6th Day of June 1844, Aged 75 Years.

SPC 30

In Memory of JOHN, Son of JOSEPH & HANNAH TAYLOR of Stainland, who died March 7th 1838, Aged 17 Months.
Also SAMUEL, son of the above, who died August 14th 1839, Aged 5 Weeks.
ALSO JAMES, Son of the above, who died May 12th 1851, Aged 5 Years.
ALSO SARAH, Daughter of the above, who died July 27th 1861, Aged 27 Years.

SPC 31

In Memory of MARY the Daughter of Matthew and Rebecca Walker of Wham in Stainland who departed this Life on the 28th Day of December 1839 Aged 35 Years.
ALSO OF the above MATTHEW WALKER who departed this Life on the 28th Day of April 1840, aged 62 Years.
ALSO OF ISAAC, Son of the above who departed this Life on the 9th Day of April 1842 in the 25th Year of his age.
ALSO of REBECCA, Wife of the above Matthew Walker, who departed this Life on the 13th Day of Febru ary 1854, Aged 70 Years.
ALSO BETTY Daughter of the above Matthew and Rebecca Walker, who depar ted this Life on the 20th Day of April 1855, Aged 46 Years.

SPC 32

In Memory of SAMUEL TAYLOR, of Stainland, who died the 4th day of June 1842 Aged 62 years.
Also SARAH, wife of the above, who died Feby 15th 1865 aged 75 years.
Also ROTHWELL, infant son of Joseph & Jane Taylor who died March 20th 1867, aged 1 month.
Also SAMUEL TAYLOR son of the above who died on the 7th day of July 1872, aged 15 hours.
Also MARY, daughter of the above Samuel and Sarah Taylor, who died Nov. 23rd 1906, aged 84 years.
Her end was peace.

SPC 33

Sacred to the MEMORY of ANNA MARIA PATTINSON, who departed this Life, on the 11th day of September 1832, Aged 68 Years.

SPC 34

IRVING NIXON 25th March 1938 11th May 2007 Aged 69
Much Loved

SPC 35

In Memory of SARAH, the Daughter of Joseph and Jane Bottomley, of Forest in Stainland, who died Jany 14th 1840, aged 2 Years and 6 Months.
Also of JANE, Wife of the above, who departed this Life, on the 4th Day of April 1840 aged 25 Years.
ALSO of NANCY, Second Wife of the above Joseph Bottomley, who departed this Life, on the 19th Day of May 1844, aged 29 Years.
ALSO of MARY BOTTOMLEY, who departed this Life May 11th 1851, aged 2 Years and 8 Months.
ALSO of ANN BOTTOMLEY, who departed this Life May 26th 1851, Aged 5 Weeks.

SPC 36

In Loving Remembrance of My Parents MARY HELLIWELL, of Stainland, Wife of Thomas Helliwell, who died August 1828.
Also THOMAS HELLIWELL, Husband of the above who died January 1831
Also Betty Their Daughter Wife of Charls Aspinall who died April 21st 1893, Aged 91 years.

SPC 37

In Memory of SAMMY the Son of Joshua Barron of Sowood, who departed this Life on the 8th day of January 1828, aged 24 Years.
ALSO of JOSHUA BARRON Father of the above who died January 17th 1829 Aged 75 Years.
Also HANNAH, wife of the above Joshua Barron who departed this Life 11th January 1858, Aged 87 Years.

SPC 38

SACRED to the Memory of JOHN BROADBENT, the Son of WILLIAM and MARY ANN BROADBENT of Stainland, who departed this Life April 17th 1824, aged 1 Year.
ALSO of SAMUEL DYSON BROADBENT, the Son of the above, who departed this Life, June 10th 1839, aged 23 years.

SPC 39

In Memory of WILLIAM HOLROYD, of Stainland who died on the 21st Day of May 1826, Aged 26. AND of MARTHA his Wife, who died on the 6th Day of October in the same Year, Aged 26.
ALSO of MARTHA, Daughter of the above William Holroyd, who died on the 20th Day of January 1862, aged 35 Years.

SPC 40

On the east face:
In Memory of EMMA The beloved wife of SAMUEL SHAW, of Green Bank, Holywell Green, who departed this life March 18th 1861. aged 29 years.
On the north face:
In Affectionate Remembrance of ALICE MARY, oldest daughter of SAMUEL and EMMA Shaw, who died October [6th 1862 ?] aged [3 ?] years and 6 months. CATHERINE ELIZA, their third daughter who died October [18th 1862 ?] aged 3 years and [9 ?] months. HERBERT WALKER, their youngest son, who died October 21st 18[6?]2 aged [7 ?] years and 2 months.
W. Hargreaves, Providence Mill, Near. Keighley

SPC 41

In Memory of BENJAMIN HOLROYD of Stainland, who died on the 29th Day of May 1828, Aged 64.
ALSO of ELIZA, Daughter of James Walker, who died March 19th 1821, Aged 11 Months. AND of CHRISTOPHER his Son, who died April 15th 1824 Aged 12 Months.
ALSO an Infant Son.
ALSO of BETTY WALKER of Stainland Grandmother of the above three Children, who died Octr 27th 1833, Aged 64 Years.

SPC 42

In Memory of JAMES SPEIGHT of Waterloo Place, Stainland who died March 14th 1845, aged 32 years.
Also of ELIZABETH, his wife, who died October 24th 1872, aged 55 years.
Also of EMMA wife of Joseph Edwards and daughter of the above, who died December 24th, 1872 aged 30 years.

SPC 43

In Memory of GEORGE WOOD of Knowhop, who departed this Life on the 13th Day of April 1822, aged 45 Years.
T'is but a short uncertain space, Allow'd us here to live; Death unperceiv'd comes on apace And will no warning give.
ALSO of SARAH the Wife of William Hall, who died 2nd Day of Decemr. 1825, aged 59 Years.
ALSO of WILLIAM HALL, who died 27th of February 1830, aged 73 Years.
William Hall Owner

SPC 44

We spring up and are cut down like flowers.
In Memory of WILLIAM HENRY son of John and Mary Whiteley, of Stainland, who died 27th of January 1862, aged 13 years.
Also of JOHN, son of the above who died August 7th 1863, aged 14 months.

SPC 45

In Memory of JOHN SHAW of Holywellgreen in Stainland who departed this Life on the 23rd Day of March 1820 aged 71 Years.
Also of MARY ANN, the Daughter of Joseph and Alice Shaw, Granddaughter of the above, who departed this Life on the 7th Day of August 1836, aged 20 Years.
Also of ALICE, the wife of the aforesaid Joseph Shaw, who departed this Life, on the 1st Day of April 1844, aged 60 Years.
Also of the said JOSEPH SHAW, who departed this Life on the 2nd Day of December 1857, in his 85th Year.

SPC 46

The inscription is barely legible.

Some traces on the north face might be guessed as:

...NNIE F.... ................................... OF ... DIED OCTOBER ......... AGED 7 .....S

SPC 47

In Memory of SARAH Daughter of JOHN HOLROYD who died on the [19th ?] Day of June 1830, aged 10

SPC 101

In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM SHAW of Stainland, who died April 20th 1854, aged 22 Years.
Also MARTHA his wife, who died April 26th 1886, aged 56 years.
Also THOMAS, their only son, who died Jan. 10th 1926, aged 72 years.
Also HANNAH MARIA, wife of the above, Thomas Shaw who died Oct. 1st 1930, aged 79 years.

SPC 102

Sacred to the Memory of MARTHA, the beloved daughter of RICHARD and SARAH WALKER, of Forest in Stainland who departed this life September 20th 1854, aged 20 years.
Also of the above named SARAH WALKER, who departed this life May 12th 1880, in her 70th year.
Also the above named RICHARD WALKER who departed this life July 28th 1886 aged 76 years.

SPC 103

In Remembrance of THOMAS AKROYD of Stainland, who died August 25th 1864, aged 33 years.
Also of ANN, wife of the above who died June 10th 1872, aged 42 years.
Also of 2 sons who died in there infancy.
Our Parents who have worked below have gone to heaven to rest.

SPC 104

In Loving Memory of ISHMAEL WHITELEY of Stainland. Born Oct 5th 1833 Died March 30th 1902
Also HANNAH, his beloved wife, Born April 3rd 1834 Died May 23rd 1889
Also MIRIAM, daughter of the above, who died April 26th 1913 Aged 40 years.

SPC 105

Sacred to the Memory of SIDNEY, Son of Edmund and Hannah Morton, of Holywell Green who departed this life March 25th 1854, aged 19 years.
Also the aforesaid EDMUND MORTON, who departed this life May 19th 1865, aged 57 years.
Also of GEORGE MORTON, son of the above, who departed this life February 4th 1872, aged 31 years.
Also of the above named HANNAH MORTON, who departed this life May 25th 1873, aged 65 years.

SPC 106

Sacred to the Memory of SARAH, daughter of Richard & Agnes Sutcliffe, of Stainland, who died April 22nd 1849, aged 3 weeks and 3 days.
Also THOMAS, son of the above, who died February 29th 1864, aged 22 years.
Also AGNES, the beloved wife of the above RICHARD SUTCLIFFE, who died August 8th 1871, aged 53 years.
Also MARY, daughter of the above, who died October 29th 1871, aged 28 years.

SPC 107

In Memory of THOMAS EDWARDS, of Stainland. Died March 3rd 1860, aged 57 years.
Also NANCY, his wife, Died Oct. 6th 1872, aged 64 years.
Also MARTHA, their daughter, died May 5th 1868, aged 24 years.
Also WILLIAM, their son. Died in Canada July 30th 1859, aged 32 years.
Also DAVID, their son, Died in Canada July 25th 1849, aged 20 years.
Also THOMAS

SPC 108

In Memory of BETSEY, The wife of William Taylor of Barkisland who departed this life December 6th 1866. aged 35 years.
Also of SAM EDWIN BROOK, son of the above Born Decr 21st 1851. Died July 7th 1885.
Also of the above named WILLIAM TAYLOR, Born April 29th 1830. Died January 24th 1901.
Also EMILY, Wife of the above Samuel Edwin Brook, of Barkisland, who died Oct. 8th 1926, aged 72 years.
- At Rest -

SPC 109

In Loving memory of EDWARD CLEGG, of Gosport, who died Nov 26th 1894, aged 69 years.
Also MARY ANN, wife of the above who died Aug 3rd 1903, aged 74 years.
Also FRANCIS, their daughter who died March 7th 1883 aged 10 years.
Also JOHN their infant son.

SPC 110

In Memory of BENJAMIN GARSIDE, of Stainland, who departed this life June 25th 1863, aged 53 years.
Also of HARRIET, the beloved wife of Peter Binns and relict of the above, who died March 28th, 1873, aged 56 years.
Also MARY GARSIDE, grand-daughter of the above, who departed this life Dec. 19th 1893, aged 22 years.

SPC 111

In Memory of REBECCA. Wife of William Harrison of West Vale, Greetland who died January 13th 1857, aged 35 years. In life respected, in death lamented.
Also SAMUEL, son of William & Martha Harrison, who died April 17th 1865, aged 6 Years.
Also the above WILLIAM HARRISON, who died July 12th 1870,aged 52 years.






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