Memorial Inscriptions: Christ Church King Sterndale

Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011   |   Belper Historical & Genealogical Website

The tiny hamlet of King Sterndale lies about two miles south east of Buxton, near to the entrance of Ashwood Dale and high above the rugged gorge of Deep Dale. The two hamlets of Cowdale and Stadon also lie within the parish.

King Sterndale is the Derbyshire seat of the Pickford family, the founders of the world famous carrier service. It was here that the horses drawing the early covered wagons were changed on the route between London and the north.

The Pickfords, who lived at the Hall, known as 'The Cottage', demolished the limestone walls, burnt the stone and distributed the powdered limestone to be ploughed into the earth, thus turning the previously barren area into good fertile farm land.

The church, standing in what was the Park of the Hall, was erected in 1847 by the efforts of Miss Ellen Hawkins. A little before 1847, Ellen, daughter of Admiral Hawkins, of "Rock Head", Cowdale, and sister of Mrs Thomas Pickford of King Sterndale, raised a sum of over £1034 towards the building of the church.

She also raised another £1000 for an Endowment Fund, and £937 for a Parsonage House. Contributors to the Church included the Queen Dowager, and the Duke of Devonshire.

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A MEMORIAL OF THE WAR 1914 – 1919

From this Parish there fell fighting for their Country:
WALTER BENNETT M.M. Sergeant Royal Field Artillery
JOHN DUGDALE, Driver, M.T. Royal Army Service Corps
ERNEST MOSS, Trooper, Derbyshire Yeomanry
JOHN ROBERT RILEY, Private, The Welsh Regiment.

MEMORIALS IN THE CHURCH

  1. HARRIET dau of THOMAS PICKFORD & wife of WILLIAM HOMBERSLEY born 1820 1898. (Stained glass window)
  2. CHARLES HAMPDEN PICKFORD of King Sterndale. Born 29th June 1816. 18th January 1882. (Stained glass window).
  3. COLONEL HARRY SOWLER, T.D. D.L.  J.P. 15th January 1962
  4. HONOURABLE EIRENE SOWLER his wife 28th November 1947
  5. EDWARD TODD PICKFORD 3rd .Jun 1878, 35. (Stained glass window)
  6. KEZIA CHARLOTTE wife of WALTER HENRY PERKINS A.D. 1936. (Pulpit)
  7. ROBERT HALL MAIN from1868 1953. Vicar of this parish. 1928 1943 Erected by his niece DOROTHY HENRY. (Stained glass window)
  8. ELLEN HAWKINS Foundress of this church Born 2nd Jan. 1783   18th Sep: 1864. (Brass plaque on marble base.)
  9. MARY ADA PICKFORD M.P. (Stained glass East window.)
  10. EVELYN FARRER 1891 1974.(Brass Altar Cross)
  11. FRANK HALLEY SLOMAN Priest November 11th 1927.(Small brass plaque on prayer stool)
  12. KEZIA CHARLOTTE wife of WALTER.HENRY PERKINS. (Lectern)
  13. IVY DAWSON. (Board)
  14. THOMAS EDWARD PICKFORD 19th. October 1859. Aged 50.(Stained glass window)
  15. DOROTHY PICKFORD 0BE. Born 1881. 1971. (Brass Tablet)
  16. WILLIAM LORD STERNDALE P.C. .Master of the Rolls 1919 1923. Younger son of THOMAS EDWARD PICKFORD Born Oct. 1848. Aug. 17 1923. (Stained glass window)
  17. Honourable MARY PICKFORD C.B.E. M.P. for NORTH HAMMERSMITH from Oct. 1931 to March 1934 (Brass tablet)
  18. MARY ADA PICKFORD O.B.E. Member of Parliament 1931 1934 Younger dau of WILLIAM. LORD STERNDALE Born July 5 1884. Died March 6 1934 (Stained glass window)
  19. MARY JANE DORRANS Died Sept. 17th 1924. (Brass Jug at Font)

 

FIRSTNAME SURNAME RELATIONSHIP M D Y AGE
Mary   ??? Aug 18 1967  
Hannah Elizabeth ALLCOCK   Dec 22 1936 57
James Cosling ALLCOCK   Sept 5 1956 84
Kezia Ann MEGENIS Dau of Ann & Daniel May 28 1912 78
Joseph ARROWSMITH Husb of Mary Feb 5 1958 8O
Mary ARROWSMITH Wife of Joseph Nov 11 1969 86
Florence BACON Wife of Ray Bacon May 25 1967 74
Raymond BACON Husband of Florence Bacon Dec 30 1968 77
Alice Grindley BAILEY ? child of Isaac & Harriett Oct 11 1864 6mths
George BAILEY ? son of Thomas & Jane Oct 10 1971 72
Harriett BAILEY Wife of Isaac Jan 10 1898 59
Henry Clifford BAILEY Son of Thomas Clifford & Jane July 15 1929 20
Isaac BAILEY of Staden Grange, Husb of Harriett May 27 1918 76
Jane BAILEY Wife of Thomas Jun 2 1961 83
Sarah Hannah BAILEY ? child of Isaac & Harriett Jan 13 1869 7wks
Thomas Clifford BAILEY Husb of Jane Mar 13 1961 88
William Isaac BAILEY ? child of Isaac & Harriett July 16 1869 8mths
Frederick Charles BLACKBURN Son of James & Jemima, The Crescent Rochdale Jun 25 1861 13 mth
James BLACKBURN Their Son Nov 4 1866 8
Reginald Bertram BLACKBURN Their Son Dec 1 1865 3mths
May BODEN Mother Nov 29 1966  
John William BRADBURY Son of William & Hannah of Brierlow Bar Feb 19 1894 8yr 10mth
John Bernard CANTRELL of Staden ;Husband of Nora Feb 22 1958 51
Hugh CAWLEY Born Nov 20 1896; Husb of Kathleen Feb 24 1956  
Kathleen Mary CAWLEY Wife of Hugh; Born Sept 15th 1899 Mar 17 1966  
Ivy DAWSON Wife of Leslie Dawson Apr 9 1981 84
Leslie DAWSON Husb of Ivy Mar 21nt 1964 66
Eileen Mary DAWSON Dau of Tom and Florrie Rushworth Nov 23 1971 62?
Manuel DOS SANTOS For 20 Years Servant To Miss Hawkins of Rock Head Oct 24 1868  
Charlie GIBBS   Sept 4 1972 74
Elsie GIBBS Daughter of Joseph And Etty Feb 22 1935  
Etty GIBBS Wife of Joseph Jan 22 1956 89
Etty GIBBS Daughter of Joseph And Etty July 14 1908  
Jane GIBBS Wife of Ralph Jan 24 1927 90
Joseph GIBBS Husb of Etty Aug 19 1939 71
Ralph GIBBS Husb of Jane Mar 23 1909 74
Emily Rebecca GREENWOOD   Mar 26 1928 68
Ellen HAWKINS Born January 2 1783 Sept 18 1864  
Mary Ann HAWKINS of ROCK HEAD Born Nov 20th 1789 Aug 11 1882  
Edith Emma HEARINGTON   Aug 9 1868  
Emma Charlotte HEARINGTON Wife of John July 15 1916 80
Frank Alfred HEARINGTON   Nov 18 1873 14mth
John HEARINGTON of Fairfield, Husb of Emma       62
William HEATHCOTE Husband and father Oct 12 1967 61
Alan HEWITT   Oct 16 1933 3
Bernard HEWITT   Mar 6 1925 3
Gertrude HEWITT Wife of John Wm Feb 22 1968 79
Gordon HEWITT   Jan 13 1919 7mth
Graham HEWITT   Dec 26 1917 2
John William HEWITT Husb of Gertrude Nov 26 1950 68
Albert HOLME Son of Peter & Sarah Holme of Sheffield At King Sterndale Aug 26 1883 29
Ann HOLME Daughter of Thomas and Hannah Jun 13 1876 29
Charles HOLME Son of Thomas and Hannah May 21 1857 15mth
George HOLME Son of Richard & Ann Holme of King Sterndale May 25 1883 50
Hannah HOLME Mother of Ann & Charles Nov 6 1887 65
James HOLME Husb of Sophia Jan 9 1897 79
Joseph HOLME Son of Richard & Ann Holme of King Sternndale Jun 6 1880 66
Julia Ann HOLME Dau of Joseph William And Julia Ann Holme of Cowdale July 17 1895 6
Mary HOLME Dau of Richard & Ann Holme of King Sterndale Oct 30 1892 73
Sophia HOLME Wife of James Feb 27 1901 68
Thomas HOLME Son of Joseph & Julia Aug 1 1895 4 yrs 6 mth
Thomas HOLME Son of Thomas & Hannah of Taxal May 11 1855 14mth
William HOLME Son of William & Hannah of Cowlow Mar 15 1869 3yr 11mth
Florence Josephine INGLEBY   Feb 11 1967 22
Raymond KIRK         3 ½ wk
John James LEES Born Apr 10 1844; husb of Maria Oct 20 1927  
Maria LEES Wife of John James of Pictor Hall Born July 2 1844 Jan 10 1922  
Adrian John LEIGH Ade) "son & brother Sept 20 1981 20
Barmenas LONG of COWDALE Nov 2 1869 84
Sarah LONG Wife of Barmenas Aug 9 1883 93
Ann MAGENIS Widow of Daniel Puddicombe Surgeon Aug 21 1879 76
Roy MASON   Aug 6 1938 20
Frank Arthur MERRIDEW   Oct 16 1978 86
George Francis MILNER (died in same year) July 12 1940 19
George Francis MILNER (died in same year) Nov 28 1940 52
Hester Ann MOSELEY Dau of Thomas & Hester of Cowdale Apr 23 1881 13wk
Ann MYCOCK Wife of William of Ashwood Dale Dec 15 1900 63
Annie MYCOCK Wife of Edwin of Rockhead Cowdale And Mother of Lily Mar 2 1892 33
Lily Gertrude MYCOCK Adopted Dau of Joseph & Hannah Mycock of Staden Jun 28 1895 5yr 11 mth
William MYCOCK Husb of Ann July 19 1914 84
James NADEN Son of John & Martha July 13 1898 60
John NADEN Husb of Martha Aug 11 1879 70
Samuel NADEN Son of John & Martha of Staden May 8 1870 13
Robert OLDFIELD Baby Son of John        
Sarah OVENS Sister of Emily Greenwood Jun 28 1933 84
Brian PEACH         4 days
Kezia Charlotte PERKINS Wife of Walter Henry Jan 7 1936 63
Alfred Donald PICKFORD Youngest Son of CHARLES HAMPDEN PICKFORD Knight Overseas Commissioner For Scouts Born May 20th 1472 Oct 7 1947  
Anna Charlotte PICKFORD Born April 4 1822 Mar 26 1899  
Dorothy Frances PICKFORD Older Dau of WILLIAM LORD STERNDALE Born 25th August 1881 May 3 1971  
Elizabeth PICKFORD Widow of Thomas of Kingsterndale And Dau of Hon Edward Hawkins Env of Court Herbert Heath Jun 21 1866 81
Ellen PICKFORD Born April 16 1811 Aug 19 1882  
Henry PICKFORD Born February 9th 1824 Mar 10 1897  
Herbert Arthur PICKFORD Son of Charles Hampden Born London March 31st 1861 Died Sydney NSW Dec 24 1917  
Lillian Alice Minnie PICKFORD Wife of Herbert; Dau of HENRY WINTLE Born Northam DEVONSHIRE April 25th 1873 Died HOVE Sussex May 14 1951  
Mary Ada PICKFORD Younger Dau of Lord STERNDALE Born July 5th 1884 Mar 6 1934  
Sarah PICKFORD Born July 7 1812, Jun 20 1907  
The Revd Edward Matthew PICKFORD Rector of Tilston Cheshire Second Son of The Late Thomas Pickford Esq Born 1 November 1814 Aug 18 1869  
William PICKFORD Baron Sterndale Master of The Rolls; Second Son of Thomas Edward Pickford; Born October 1st 1848 Aug 17 1923  
Hannah ROBINSON wife & mother Mar 6 1923 71
Hugh ROBINSON Hannah's Son Killed In Action Feb ? 1918 35
John Marsden ROBINSON Hannah's Son Killed In Action Mar 21 1918 42
William ROBINSON Son of Hannah Robinson Apr 12 1923 43
Ellen ROUSE   Dec 5 1962 86
Horace ROUSE Husband of Ellen July 2 1929 57
Florence (Queenie) RUSHWORTH Wife of Thomas Henry Aug 22 1945 71
Tom Henry RUSHWORTH of Staden; husb of Florrie May 31 1941 72
Joan SARGEANT   Dec 30 1978 58
Arthur Bernard SELLERS Husb of Ellen Apr 3rd 1975 81
Charles Lawton SELLERS husband & father June 10 1975 82
Ellen SELLERS Wife of Arthur July 14 1977 77
Mary SELLERS wife & mother July 15 1972 58
John Joseph SIGLEY husband & father Mar 20 1972 71
Ann SLATER Wife of Thomas Oct 24 1870 61
Thomas SLATER (of Staden) Husb of Ann Jun 21 1892 86
Frank Halley SLOMAN Priest For 11 Months Vicar of This Parish Nov 11 1927 38
Lettice Doreen SOWLER Born September15th1908 Mar 15 1967  
Mary Hannah TWIST (Undated)        
Charles J WALKER Born Feb 3 1863 Jun 19 1908  
John WALLWIN Son of James & Ann of King Sterndale Feb 24 1870 14
Alice Linette WARD   Mar 5 1972 65
Charles Wood WARHURST Husb of Jessie Jan 22 1982 91
Jessie WARHURST Wife of Charles Sep 3 1972 78
Philadelphia WILLIAMS   Jan 3rd 1895 77
Ellen WOOD Wife of William Dec 31 1908 63
George WOOD   Jan 31 1928 41
Susannah WOOD Dau of William & Ellen Wood of Heathfield Nook July 4 1892 21
William WOOD Husb of Ellen Jun 8 1918 82

These Memorial Inscriptions appear by kind permission of the Derbyshire Family History Society. Their website is located HERE. Books, fiches and other materials on Belper, as well as other Derbyshire districts, may be obtained from the Society.

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