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Church Memorials

 

Name:

SWIFT, Gerald Herbert John

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1881 - 1957 (76 years)
1968 - wife Mary, known as Mollie, died 25th January

Residence

Cheshunts

Other Information

Church warden for 25 years until 1952.
Continued on PCC until 1957
Left legacy for  a Parish Room, eventually used for improvements to churchyard

 

Name

BLEWITT, William

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1922 - born
1943 - killed in action in January in North Africa

Other information

Son of Lt. Col. and Mrs Guy Blewitt

Name

BLEWITT, Lt. Col. Guy and Mrs. Audrey

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1884 - Guy born
1894 - Audrey Fenwick born
1917 - year  of their marriage
1969 - Guy died
1985 - Audrey died

Other Information

Purchased Pond House in the early twenties. Arranged for restoration of the tower area in the early fifties as a memorial to members of their family lost ib battle (see plaque on Tower door). They had three children and their two daughters still live in Boxted

 

Name

GORTON, Marianna Freeman

Memorial

Pulpit (also tombstone)

Notable Dates

1842 - 1881, aged 39
1866 - married Stewart Gorton

Residence

Rivers Hall (birthplace). Fairmile, Cobham, Surrey (when married)

 

Name

STEGGLES, Miss N.E.V. (Babs)

Memorial

Reading stand - small altar

Notable Dates

1905 - born in Colchester
1990 - died in Colchester

Other Information

Taught in Mile End for many years. Lived in Boxted from 1940 when her college friend,        Miss Q.E.C. Sizer, was appointed Headmistress of Boxted village school.

 

Name

ROBERTSON, Robert

Memorial

Floor slab in nave and tombstones

Notable Dates

1810 - son Thomas Thompson died 27th March (aged 13)
1822 - appointed Vicar
1829 - son William buried 7th February (aged 23)
1830 - son Rev. Charles buried 7th December (aged 28)
1832 - son Francis buried 16th June (aged 22)
         - son Septimus buried 7th November (aged 21)
         - daughter Sarah buried 2nd December (aged 22)
1835 - wife Mary died in March (aged 61)
         - Robert buried 10th October
1843 - son Thomas buried 2nd April (aged 43, longest survivor of the seven children)

Name

DE VERES (Marr and Carr - servants of the De Veres)

Memorial

Floor slab in Nave

Notable dates

1681 - De Veres bought Boxted hall
         - Carr buried
1683 - Marr buried

Other Information

De Veres, Earls of Oxford, lived at castle Hedingham and owned large estates in North Essex (including Boxted Hall). One of the sons was banished to Boxted, following an unacceptable marriage, here the two servants died and are buried.

Name

JOSSELYN, James

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1688 - Grandfather James born in Little Horkesley
1714 - married Sarah
1824 - James died

Residence

Boxted Hall

Other Information

James lived at Boxted Hall as a bachelor and left his considerable fortune to John Josselyn of St. Edmunds Hill, Bury St. Edmunds. He bought most of the enclosed Boxted Heath and ceded it to the Manor. James was a Quaker and a keen huntsman.

Name

MAIDSTONE (various)

Memorial

Floor slabs by altar (not accessible)

Residence

Pond House

Notable dates

1656 - Ann died
1666 - John died intestate
1672 - son of Ann and John (also named John) died, aged 22.
1678 - second daughter of Ann and John died.
1679 - youngest daughter, Mary, died, aged 28.
1687 - Maidstone Hawes, son of Mary, died, aged 13.

Other Information

The Maidstone family were strongly Puritan and refused to accept vicars appointed by the Bishop of London, preferring to appoint their own vicars.

Name

NORMAN, Rev. Charles

Memorial

East window

Notable dates

1786 - born 22nd December
1812 - ordained Deacon, 20th December
1820 to 1830 - married Helen Harness Serinia (born in India, daughter of Col. John Norris and Indian mother)
1835 - Priest in Boxted
1836/37 - gallery constructed, allowing 125 extra seats in the church
1839 - commuted all ties with All Saints, Colchester for 532.
1835 - started Boxted School on present site.
1841 - instituted as Vicar.
ca. 1860 - organ installed.
1862 - performed marriage of daughter Sarah to John Arknell, who became his curate

Name

BLACKMORE, Sir Richard and Lady Mary

Memorial

Floor slab by altar and wall tablet

Notable dates

1653 (approx) - Sir Richard born
1727 - Lady Mary died
1729 - Sir Richard died

Residence

Pond House

Other Information

Sir Richard was physician to King William III and was knighted by him. Subsequently he was physician to Queen Anne but fell from favour when all the Queen's children died at an early age. Sir Richard and Lady Blackmore retired to Pond House where he continued to write poems, essays and epics. Johnson praised his work but Dryden disliked it.

Name

BLACK, Reginald Thomas RAF. (killed in action)

Memorial

Credence table and two high chairs

Residence

High Lift Villas

Notable dates

1947 - 6th May faculty granted to Arthur Glover and Dorothy Emily Black for Credence Table

Name

RAPER, Cyril

Memorial

Candle stands - altar

Notable dates

1909 - born 15th April
1926 - joined Royal Marines at age 16, served 22 years
1936 - present at Munich Olympics
1938 - married Lillian Phillips at Boxted
1940 - daughter Pauline born 10th October
1970 - died suddenly of a heart attack on 3rd November

Name

BACON, Sir Nathaniel and Lady Elizabeth

Memorial

Wall tablet above Chancel door

Notable dates

1628 - Lady Elizabeth died
1660 - Sir Nathaniel died and was buried at Barham

Other Information

Sir Edward Bacon of Shrubland Hall (father)
Lady Elizabeth was daughter of Robert Maidstone of Boxted Hall

Name

MURTON, Rev. George

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1857 - born
1879 - B.A. at Pembroke College, Cambridge. 
1913 to 1926 - After various ecclesiastical appointments he served as Vicar of Boxted 
1924 - Mrs Henrietta Murton died. Her husband had the Reredos and wood surround erected in her memory.
1942 - George died in Colchester

Other Information

A popular Vicar in Boxted with a waiting list to join the choir. In 1913 there were 20 members in the choir and another 20  waiting to join.

Name

GRAHAM, Gordon

Memorial

Sanctuary lamp

Notable Dates

1963 - moved to Boxted in August
1964 - Parish Clerk
1965  to 1975 - Treasurer of the PCC
1975 - died on 12th August
1982 - his wife, Bo, left Boxted leaving behind many friends and happy memories.

Name

PHILIPS, Rev. George

Memorial

Lectern

Notable Dates

1610 - Caius College, Cambridge
1615 - arrived in Boxted
1630 - emigrated to USA, preacher at Watertown, Mass..
1642 - joined Board of Overseers, Harvard College
1644 - died 1st july

Other Information

Son of Christopher

Name

LEFROY, Augustus George Victor, Midshipman RN

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1884 - born in Boxted (youngest child of of Lt. Col. Augustine LeFroy and Mrs Isobel LeFroy of Boxted Lodge)
1904 - died of appendicitis aged 20.

Residence

Boxted Lodge

Name

LEFROY, Augustine Hugh (Gusty) Lt. Col.

Notable Dates

1839 - date of birth
1860 - joined the Army
1880 - appointed Lt. Col. - served in Welsh Regiment
1915 - died and buried in family vault at Mount Jerome, Harold's Cross, Dublin

Other Information

Married Isobel Hepplethwaite of Headingly, Yorks and had three sons and two daughters. Later inherited Carriglass Manor, Longford, Ireland on the death of his elder brother.

Name

CLEMENTSON, Arthur and Marguerethe

Memorial

Wall tablet; seat in new churchyard given in theor memory - made of teak from old naval vessels.

Residence

Gulsons and Clives

Other Information

Mr Clementson's grandfather worked with Fox-Talbot at Laycocke Abbey. Mr Clementson was himself a noted photographer. He was also sidesman for many years and very generous to the church. In 1917 when the new churchyard was purchased he was responsible for the layout and tree planting. Although they had no children their niece, Rita, often stayed with  them and her collection of photographs provide a wealth of information about life at Clives.

 

Name

FISHER, William

Memorial

Balcony

Residence

Carter's Farm and Boxted Lodge

Notable Dates

1802 to 1809  Churchwarden (also 1823 to 1838 and 1840)
1807 - witness to marriage contract between Susannah Fisher of White Colne and Bede Hobbs of Berwick Hall, White Colne
1809 and 1835 - admitted to land in Manor of Boxted Hall
1838 - owned Carter's Farm and Boxted Lodge

 

Name

COOKE, Rev. Robert

Memorial

Wall tablets in vestry

Notable Dates

1756 - Vicar of Boxted  for 12 years
1768 - died
1820 - wife, Ann, died.

 

Name

COOKE, Ann

Memorial

Wall tablets in vestry

Notable Dates

1758 - Elizabeth, first of two daughters of Robert and Ann born
1763 - birth of Maria (Mary) second daughter
1784 - Elizabeth married John Matthew Grimwood of the Inner Temple, London. John was Recorder of Colchester for many years and lived in Boxted
1789 - Mary married Rev. Thomas Hooker
1825 - Elizabeth died aged 67
1832 - her husband died aged 78

 

Name

HOOKER, Maria (daughter)

Memorial

Wall tablets in vestry

Name

GRIMWOOD, Elizabeth (daughter)

Memorial

Wall tablets in vestry

Name

GRIMWOOD, Jim Matthew (son-in-law)

Memorial

Wall tablets in vestry

Name

BRIDGES, Sarah

Memorial

Wall tablet

Notable Dates

1777 - died in October

Residence

Parsonage Farm

Other Information

A much respected woman of the parish

Name

SEXTON, Alfred William and Mrs Violet

Memorial

Table

Notable Dates

1968 - both died during this year

Residence

Barritt's Farm

Other Information

Smallholder and farmer on land of Barritt's Farm and Plains farm