Inscriptions in St Andrew's Church

This document gives the details of memorial tables (prefix SA), windows in the church (prefix SAW) and small memorial plaques (SA..sp).  If the person concerned is also buried here, you may find an entry of the same type in the "Grave" column if you do a full search of the Burial Register (see Public Records)

SA01: In loving memory of ANTHONY DERWENT COLERIDGE who died 7th May 1968 aged 52 Rector of this parish 1956-1968.

SA02: All is good from above. In loving memory of MONTAGU DICKENS STEVENSON late Captn. 30th Regt. Born 9th Jan. 1839 died 24th Dec. 1896. And FREDERICK STEVENSON the second and youngest sons of John Newcombe Stevenson. Also of GEORGE FREDERICK LESLIE son of the above Frederick Stevenson born 6th May 1882 died 7th Sept. 1888. Also of JAMES REIBEY AUGUSTUS 4th son of John Newcombe Stevenson born Oct. 10th 1843 died Dec. 2nd 1898.

SA03: In memory of HENRY STEVENSON 2nd Captain R.A. late Bombay third son of John Newcombe Stevenson Esq. of Hayne in this parish who was born at Alphington Sept. 8th 1840 and died at Glanwilly, Caermarthenshire July 28th 1870. "What I do thou knowest not now: but shalt know hereafter". John xiii 7 .

SA04: To the glory of God and in loving memory of ROBERT JAMES MENTEITH MIDDLEMIST Lieut. R.N. who lost his life in H.M. submarine K5 on the 20th January 1921. This tablet was erected by his mother.

SA05: In loving memory of CAPTAIN JAMES MENTEITH MIDDLEMIST 3rd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Deputy Inspector General Gold Coast Constabulary, who died of fever at Kumasi after a gallant and successful attempt to bring help to the garrison beseiged there, May 6th 1900 aged 32.

SA06: To the memory of JOHN CHARLES NEWCOMBE eldest son of I.N. Stevenson Esq., of Hayne in this parish Captn. in her majesty's 50th Foot who was mortally wounded at the head of his company in the attack on the Redan September 8th 1855 aged 20 years and 10 months. (Sebastopol. All is good from above.

SA07: To the glory of God and in memory of FREDERICK GEORGE ENGELBACH for 10 years Medical Practitioner in this town and first Commanding Officer of G. Co. (Moretonhampstead) 5th V.B.D.R. who was killed whilst succouring the wounded at the battle of Nooitgedacht, South Africa, Dec. 13th 1900. Erected by the inhabitants and other friends, December 1901.  (See also SA6sp below)

SA08: The War Memorial

Remember the men of this parish who in the Great War 1914-1918 endured all and gave all

Live thou for England they for England died.

NAVY - Bennett, George; Endicott, Fred. W.; Huxtable, Frank

ARMY - Abraham, Hubert; Aggett, William H.; Aggett, Sydney; Aggett, Hubert; Beer, Charles H.N.; Beer, Fred. J.; Bennett, Samuel; Bond, Arthur L.; Bray, George; Brimblecombe, Albert W.; Crout, George; East, Albert J.; East, Percy W.; Endicott, W. Thomas; Griffen, John C.; Hannaford, W. Alan; Harding, Thomas; Willham, William J.; Hyett, Arthur T.; Jackman, Felix R.; Lake, H. George; Miller, Richard; Slee, William H.; Snell, Frank P.; Snell, William; Stockman, William Ewart; Sussex, Edgar W.; Sussex, Reginald A.; Townshend, John; Underhill, William J.; Wannell, Ernest; Willcocks, William.

AIR FORCE - Wills, Oliver B.W.

Lord, all pitying Jesu blest, Grant them thine eternal rest

1939-1945 - Aggett, Sydney; Bennett, William J.; Colwill, Leslie C.; Cuming, Albert H.; Davie, Geoffrey; Drodge, Herbert E.; Heale, Eric; Jeffery, Charles E.; Milton, Frank P.; Neck, Colin G.; Painter, Ronald; Peardon, Clifford S.

SA09: Here lies all that was mortal of FRANCIS WALDREN of this town, Chirurgeon, whose piety, integrity and sobriety, divine virtues, peculiarly ornamental to youth, rendered his life exemplary to his equals and dear to all; and his death (the loss of an onely child) a double grief to his parents. "Angels on earthly visits make but little stay; And heavenly minds to heaven soon find their way". He died Oct. 2 A.D. 1731 Aetat suae 23.

SA10: Ici repose le corps de Mr. ARNAUD AUBRY Lieut. Au 70th Regt. D’Infre de Ligne age de 42 ans. Decede le 10 Juin 1811. Prie Dieu pour le repos de son ame.

SA11: A la memoire de LOUIS AMBROISE QUANTIN Lieutent du 14e 4e Regt. Du Corps Imperial d'Artillerie de Marine. Age de 33 ans. Decede le 29 d'Avril 1810..

SA12: FRANCIS WHIDDON M.A.lieth here interr'd who was 32 years Minister of this Church, died Jan. 5th anno domini 1656 Aetatis 65. He was son of Francis Whiddon of Whiddon in Chagford, Esqr. and married Anne daughter of John Southmead of Wrey, gent. by whom he had 5 sons and 3 daughters of wch 5 lye here burried. The surviving are Francis Whiddon M.A. and minister, Anne wife of Robt. Snow M.A. and Margaret wife of Jno. Lydstone M.A.and minister of Morchard Bishop and St. Mellin in Cornwall.

"My judgment is with ye Lord and my work with my God, Lo here the watchman fallen a sleep, The pastor that this flock did keep, This Jacob's labours now are done, He's gone to take his rest thereon, Noe planet meteor falling light, In's orb he shin'd a star most bright. Christs hand did him hold while he went, his circuit in this firmament, Weep Moreton thinke on't don't forget, Thy Cynosura now is sett, Yet he's but chang'd the saint not dies, This day star only sets to rise".

SA13: This tablet is erected to the glory of God and in memory of the re-opening of this church for divine worship, after having been restored and enlarged through the munificence of the HON. W.F.D. SMITH, M.P. on April 6th 1905 A.D. Stanley D. Dewey, Rector, C.E. Evans, J. Stevens Neck, Churchwardens.

SA14: Sacred to the memory of RICHARD HOLLAND Esq. of London, for many years resident in this parish whose remains are deposited in a vault on the south side of this wall. Died 28 Sept. 1827 aged 75 years. Beloved, respected, lamented.

SA15: To the memory of JESSIE ELIZABETH EASTGATE for twelve years the devoted and faithful clerk of this church died 29 September 1931 aged 78 years. R.I.P.

SA16: The statue of St. Andrew on the west face of the tower was given in memory of EDWIN JOHN CUMING 1843-1931 by their daughter in 1971.

SA17: The clock was restored by public subscription in memory of M.G. LEADBITTER and A.D. COLERIDGE former Rectors of this parish 1969.

SA18: In affectionate remembrance of EDWIN BIDDER C.E. who died at Lahore, India, October 16th 1872 aged 35 years. Also of GEORGE BIDDER brother of the above who died in London July 10th 1874 aged 52 years.

SA19: Sacred to the memory of MARTHA LOFTS for forty three years the faithful housekeeper of John Clack Esquire, Paymaster General of Guernsey and Alderney, and Paymaster of Pensions in the Channel Islands. She departed this life April 1st 1842 aged 68 years. Her remains are deposited in a vault on the north side of this church..

SA1sp: Presented to St. Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, by Mrs. D.M. GROSS, M.B.E. in happy memory of her dear brother Edward Pocock, died 22nd May 1975. R.I.P.

SA20: To the glory of God & in memory of EDGAR WILLIAM SUSSEX M.C. Capt. First Cameronians, and of REGINALD ARTHUR SUSSEX Lieut. Fourth West Yorkshire Regt. Who laid down their lives for their King and Country in the Great War in 1917.

SA21: Sacred to the memory of JOHN CLACK Esq. for many years Paymaster General of Guernsey and Alderney who died 1st March 1862. Beloved, respected, and lamented. His remains are deposited in a vault on the north side of this church.

SA22: This tablet is erected in affectionate remembrance of JABEZ JACKSON & MARTHA his wife who are interred in the Highgate Cemetery, London. The abover named Martha Jackson was the second daughter of Richard Medland and Sussanna Germon late of this parish. A.D. 1898.

SA23: Near this place are deposited the remains of WILLIAM BRAGG ob. October 30th 1821 Ae 63. Also of ELIZABETH wife of the above, ob. May 14th 1820 Ae 63. Also of JOHN their son, ob. December 15th 1790 Ae 13 months. Also of MARY their daughter, ob. October 5th 1806 Ae 12 years.

SA24: From a marble monument which was "unaccountably removed: M.S. REVERDI JACOBI FYNNES alias CLINTON, S.T.P. apud Albury in Agro Oxoniense antiqua et illustri stirpe comitis Lincolniensis oriundi: Literarum rudimenta Scholae Carthusianae ex fundatione; scientiam Collegio Santae Magdalenae apud Oxoniensis socius excoluit. In quo Patroni Benignssimi Gulielmi Subinde Vicecomitis Courtenry, et fratis ejus Henrici preceptor fuit. Hujus parochiae per annos 38 Rector. Obiit April 29. A.D. 1774, aetatis 79. (Loyaulte n’a Honte).

SA25: The organ blower was given by the children of the late GEORGE & LAURA BRIMBLECOMBE in lasting memory of their devotion Ao Dm 1946 R.I.P.

SA26: In memory of ELIZABETH HARRIETTE the beloved wife of Robert William CRUMP Esq. of Wray Barton died November 26th 1862. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord".

SA27: To the glory of God and to the dear memory of HENRY SYDNEY SEYMOUR born 1855 died 1930 who for twenty-two years worshipped in this church. The rood is set up by his wife and son. Blessed are the peacemakers.

SA28: Framed rubbing made in the church of St. John the Evangelist, Montreal: ISRAEL FROST of Moretonhampstead, Devon, for 20 years bass-singer in this choir. Died on the 19th April 1881 aged 75 years. He was a good shoemaker, devoted chorister, and faithful friend. He shall redeem Israel from all his sins. (Ps. CXXXVIII)..

SA2sp: 1st Moretonhampstead Boy Scout Group King's/Queen's Colour 1924-1962..

SA3sp: Moretonhampstead British Legion (Women's Section) Standard 1949-1981.

SA4sp: Moretonhampstead British Legion Branch Standard 1921-1956..

SA5sp: Clock presented to St. Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead by 1st Moretonhampstead Company of the Boys' Brigade on the occasion of the Centenary 4th October 1983..

SA6sp: This chair was carved and presented to the Parish Church of Moretonhampstead, Sth. Devon, by Dr. F.G. ENGELBACH who for 10 years practised in the district and worshipped in this church, finally laying down his life in South Africa whilst attending the wounded under fire on 13th December 1900..

SA7sp: To the glory of God and in memory of RICHARD MEDLAND and SUSANNA GERMON formerly of this parish, also of their children who have fallen asleep in Christ. This Lectern is given by surviving members of the family A.D. 1899..

SA8sp: Bible on Lectern: In memory of EDWARD FINCH PECK (1901-1971) I.S.O., M.R.C.V.S., D.T.V.M., late of the Colonial Service, and SYLVIA ELIZABETH PECK (1907-1988) of Middle Howton, Moretonhampstead..

Memorial Windows in St Andrews Church

SAW1: To the glory of God and in memory of WILLIAM CHARLES CLACK 56 years Rector of this parish, died 30 Sept. 1865 aged 83 years. Also of ANNE his wife who died 21st Jan. 1863 aged 70 years.

SAW10: To the glory of God this window restored AD 1889 in memory of GABRIEL and MARY BABBACOMBE LIGHTFOOT of this parish who with many of their children rest in this churchyard..

SAW11: To the glory of God in memory of LOUISA E. CLACK died April 25th 1866..

SAW2: To the glory of God in memory of LOUISA F. CLACK died April 25th 1866.

SAW3: To the glory of God and in memory of WILLIAM HENRY SMITH First Lord of the Treasury.

SAW4: In memory of ANNE CAROLINE STEVENSON died 23rd June 1845 aged 34 years.

SAW5: To the glory of God and in memory of two beloved daughters CAROLINE SARAH DINGLE who died October 1st 1860 and EMMA KATE DINGLE who died December 2nd 1885. Requiescat in pace.

SAW6: In memory of GEORGIANA LUCY STEVENSON who died 19th .....(?) 1863 aged 37 years.

SAW7: To the glory of God and in loving memory of RICHARD MEDLAND GERMON and SUSANNA his wife, this window is erected by their son Richard Germon A.D. MCMVIII..

SAW8: To the glory of God and in memory of DANIEL DINGLE of Torquay who died 14 Sept. 1908 and CAROLINE his wife who died 16 April 1912..

SAW9: This window was given by the inhabitants of this town and district in memory of WILLIAM DAVID GLYNN JONES (1905-1972) Medical Practitioner, in recognition of his thirty-six years of service to the community..

Small plaques in St Andrew's Church

SA1sp: Presented to St. Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, by Mrs. D.M. GROSS, M.B.E. in happy memory of her dear brother Edward Pocock, died 22nd May 1975. R.I.P.

SA2sp: 1st Moretonhampstead Boy Scout Group King's/Queen's Colour 1924-1962..

SA3sp: Moretonhampstead British Legion (Women's Section) Standard 1949-1981.

SA4sp: Moretonhampstead British Legion Branch Standard 1921-1956..

SA5sp: Clock presented to St. Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead by 1st Moretonhampstead Company of the Boys' Brigade on the occasion of the Centenary 4th October 1983..

SA6sp: This chair was carved and presented to the Parish Church of Moretonhampstead, Sth. Devon, by Dr. F.G. ENGELBACH who for 10 years practised in the district and worshipped in this church, finally laying down his life in South Africa whilst attending the wounded under fire on 13th December 1900..

SA7sp: To the glory of God and in memory of RICHARD MEDLAND and SUSANNA GERMON formerly of this parish, also of their children who have fallen asleep in Christ. This Lectern is given by surviving members of the family A.D. 1899..

SA8sp: Bible on Lectern: In memory of EDWARD FINCH PECK (1901-1971) I.S.O., M.R.C.V.S., D.T.V.M., late of the Colonial Service, and SYLVIA ELIZABETH PECK (1907-1988) of Middle Howton, Moretonhampstead..

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