NADFAS Report: All Saints, Hoby Memorials

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All Saints Hoby Memorials Key: 1 Description 2 Material 3 Date 4 Measurements 5 Artist 6 Maker 7 History 8 Donor 9 Memorial Inscription 10 References Memorials

The condition of items in this Section appears to be satisfactory unless otherwise stated.  

For War Memorial window see 701 

001 FLOOR SLAB Ph Marie Sharpe 1566 SANCTUARY, beneath High Altar 

detail

 detail

 1 Stone floor slab, now forming base for the high altar. Only one long side and short  lengths of each end are now visible. A few words of the marginal inscription,  including ‘Marie . .’ are legible, incised in gothic style using the ‘long s’, and also an  incised kneeling male figure in doublet and knee breeches at the right hand end. 

 2 Alabaster (or limstone?) 

 3 Late 16th

 4 l. 196 x w. 26 cm (visible) 

 5-6 – ALL SAINTS, HOBY, LEICESTERSHIRE MEMORIALS 

 7 Nichols describes the whole slab with its inscription, giving the name of Marie’s  husband as John Sharpe. There was, it seems, then visible, ‘a large figure of a woman  (probably the Blessed Virgin) and underneath the figures of a woman, and at her feet  one son and three daughters, all kneeling and praying to it’. According to Nichols,  this inscription originally read ‘Here lieth the bodie of / Marie wife of John Sharpe;  who / deceased the —– day / of Marche (sic) in the yeare of our Lord / God 1566;  on whose soul Jhesus have mercy, amen’. He also asserts that the actual day was  never filled in. (ref a) 

 8 – 

 9 

..of ../ Marie. ..who decea∫ed the ….. day / of FE (sic) 

 10 a) Nichols p 267

 002 FLOOR SLAB Ph Richard Coxe 1715, John Coxe 1717, Sarah Coxe 1734, SANCTUARY, S

 1 Floor slab, engraved in gothic, italic and roman lettering, with names elaborately  flourished. ‘Long s’ is used in the final paragraph. 

 2 Slate 

 3 First half 18th

 4 l. 180 x w. 92 cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 
Richard Coxe late 
Rector of Hoby departed 
this life Decem br ye 23 Anno 
Domi 1715 in ye 42 year of his 
Age 
Here lyeth John his Son 
who died Novembr ye 13th 
Anno Domi 1717 in ye 19th 
Year of his Age 
Remember thy Creator in the dais (sic) of thy Youth, before the evil days come.
Also Sarah Coxe 
Relict of the above ʃaid Mr Coxe 
Who departed this Life the 30th of 
April Anno Dom 1734 
Aged 69 

 10 – 

003 WALL TABLET Ph Rev Henry Browne 1838 , S  Hannah Browne 1835 Ann Hubbard 1832 SANCTUARY

 003

 1 White marble inscription tablet in moulded grey marble frame on wide black  ground. Inscription is in roman script, all caps. Maker’s name is at lower right  corner of the ground. 

 2 Marble, various 

 3 Second quarter 19th

 4 h.123 x w. 90cm 

 5-6 Broadbent and Hanley 

 7-8 – 

 9 

SACRED 
TO THE MEMORY OF 
THE REVEREND HENRY BROWNE, M.A. 
RECTOR OF HOBY 54 YEARS 
AND OF AYLESTONE, IN THIS COUNTY 
BORN NOVEMBER 2. 1760 
DIED MARCH 16.1838. 
AND OF HANNAH, HIS WIFE; BORN AUGUST 12. 1763, 
DIED NOVEMBER 7. 1835. 
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF 
ANN HUBBARD, HIS SISTER; 
SHE DIED MARCH 1. 1832, 
AGED 82 YEARS 

 10 –

004 WALL TABLET Ph Anne Beresford 1866 SANCTUARY, S 

004

 1 Elliptical wall tablet in white marble on a rectangular ground in grey, figured  marble. Inscription incised in roman script, all caps except in the biblical quotation,  which is in caps and l/c and follows the lower curve of the tablet. 

 2 White and grey marble. 

 3 Third quarter 19th

 4 Ground: h. 61 x w. 9cm; tablet: h. 51 x w. 76cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

WIFE OF THE LATE REVD GILBERT BERESFORD, 
AND ONLY CHILD OF 
THE REVD HENRY BROWNE,
SOMETIME RECTOR OF THIS PARISH,
AND HANNAH HIS WIFE, 
BORN SEPT. 29. 1781. 
DIED MAY 28. 1866. 

Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. St John xx. 20 

10 –

005 FLOOR SLAB Ph Henry Coxe Brown 1759 CHANCEL, S 

 005 

 1 Small floor slab, inscribed in a variety of scripts, italic and roman, caps and l/c,  with elaborate flourishing and double, incised border, wide and narrow, white filled. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Third quarter 18th

 4 l. 69 x w. 41cm 

5-8 – 

 9 

HERE 
lieth the Body of 
HENRY. The Son of 
Mr John Coxe Brown 
And Alice his Wife 
who departed this life 
March the 31st. 1759 
Aged 3 Years. 

 10 –  

006 FLOOR SLAB Ph Henry Browne 1784, Ann Browne 1792 CHANCEL, S 

  

 006 

 1 Small floor slab with triple, incised border, narrow and broad, with simply initials  and dates incised in caps and white-filled. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Last quarter 18th

 4 l. 65 x w. 35cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 According to the Parish Register, these are Henry and Ann Browne (ref a)  8 – 

 9 H.B, 1784 

A.B, 1792 

 10 a) Parish Register, Leicester Record Office.

 007 WALL TABLET Mary Anne Beresford 1854 CHANCEL, S 

 1 White marble octagonal tablet with quadrant corners on a black marble ground.  Inscription is in roman lettering, all caps, inscribed in black. 

 2 Marble 

 3 Third quarter 19th

 4 Ground: h. 55 x w. 70cm; tablet: h. 47 x w. 61cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

SACRED 
TO THE MEMORY OF 
MARY ANNE BERESFORD, 
SISTER OF THE LATE REVD. GILBERT BERESFORD; 
DIED NOVEMBER 19TH. 1854, 
AGED 86 

10 – 

008 FLOOR SLAB Ph ? Coxe Browne 179? CHANCEL, S 

008

 1 Floor slab now largely obscured under choir stalls and severely damaged. There is  some evidence of elaborate scrolling and an incised border. Only part of the name  and part of the date are visible. It appears to be the bottom section of a very large  stone presumably to several members of the family. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Last quarter 18th

 4 l.29 (visible) x w. 97cm 

5-8 – 

 9 

Coxe Browne Gent. 
She died 20th March 179 [?] 

 10 –

009 STONE SLAB Ph Unknown LADY CHAPEL ALTAR 

009

 1 Previous memorial slabs, re-used as footing for the Lady Chapel altar. There are  slight vestiges of a wide incised border, with barely decipherable lettering on left  front edge and on upright rear right slab. 

 2 Stone 

 3 – 

 4 Outline area: l. 246 x w. 130cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 Greenhill describes this as re-used alabaster slabs. Probably early 16th century – though his notes are somewhat confusing, dealing with this monument under  Section III and Section IV (ref a) 

 8-9 – 

 10 a) Greenhill p 85 

010 COFFIN LID Ph Unknown LADY CHAPEL, E  

010

 1 Coffin lid, tapering and coped. 

 2 Limestone 

 3 13th c / 14th

 4 l. 186 x w. (max) 65, (min) 34cm  

5-10 –   

011 FLOOR SLAB/BRASS Ph ? Villiers c 1480 S AISLE, E 

 011

 1 Large stone slab with minimal brass remains. Matrix indicates there was a brass  border, probably inscribed. Of the two figures the only remaining brass shows a  man in plate armour, his hands joined in prayer. A sword depends from a hangar,  hilt projecting at his left side. Head and left foot are missing but the matrix suggests  the feet rested on an animal.  

The female figure must have been wearing a long robe and curves back elegantly.  The matrix shows the shape of an elaborate butterfly headdress which suggests a  date towards the end of the 15th century. 

Heraldic shields were placed above and below each figure but nothing remains of  the brass. 

See Paintings etc 504 for a somewhat inaccurate diagrammatical framed drawing of  the placement of the two Villiers figures.  

 2 Marble. Nichols calls it ‘fine grey marble’. (ref a) 

 3 15th

 4 l. 265 x w. 134 cm (outer). Figures: l. 113 cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 This seems to be in its original place and Nichols records it here with brass figures  still in place. A picture of the stone on the south wall near it is entitled ‘The Villiers  Brass C 1480’. 

 8-9 – 

 10 a) Nichols p 267 

012 WALL TABLET Ph Sarah Anne Standley 1792 S AISLE 

012 

 1 Tablet in figured marble with projecting stepped and moulded cornice, waisted sides and curved lower edge which extends to form 2 feet resting on half spherical  brackets. Inscription is in roman script, caps and l/c. The black infill of the letters  is much faded in places. 

 2 Marble (figured or deteriorated) 

 3 End of 18th c /early 19th

 4 h. 84 x w. 94 cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 A smaller, plainer memorial to this Sarah Anne Standley is now on the wall in the  north west corner of the church. (See 021)  

 8 – 

 9 

Near this Place 
Lies Interred the Remains of 
SARAH ANNE STANDLEY
Relict of 
THOMAS STANDLEY GENT. 
Of Leicester and daughter of 
THE REVD. ROBERT BROWNE 
Rector of this Parish 
She died of the Smallpox Sept 7 1792 
Aged 67 Years 

 10 – 

013 FLOOR SLAB Ph Unknown S AISLE, under font 

013

 1 Stone slab with vestiges of inscribed border. Within this are traces of gothic  lettering but indecipherable. The stone now forms part of the base for the font.  2 Alabaster 

 3 – 

 4 l. 197 x w. 97 cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 Greenhill mentions it as having a few letters decipherable: ‘a…dni…Md’ (ref a)  He also refers to this monument as having the vestige of a cross on the second step.  (ref b) 

 8-9 – 

 10 a) Greenhill p 86 IV b) ibid p 85 II

 014 WALL TABLET Ph Ellen Brett Bailey 1945, Marjorie Dagmar Wotton 1957,  NAVE, W end

014

 1 Stone tablet, with plain incised surround, lettering inscribed in roman script, in  caps, gold-filled. This is placed just to the right of the organ to which it refers. 

2 Stone 

 3 Third quarter 20th

 4 h. 30 x w. 47cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

IN MEMORY OF 
ELLEN BRETT BAILEY 
WHO DIED 12TH MARCH 1945 
FOR NEARLY FIFTY YEARS 
SHE GAVE HER SERVICES AS 
ORGANIST OF THIS CHURCH. 
ALSO OF HER DAUGHTER 
MARJORIE DAGMAR 
BELOVED WIFE OF 
THOMAS WOTTON OF RAMSGATE KENT. 
SHE DIED 21ST NOVEMBER 1957. 
THEY LOVED THIS CHURCH AND PLACE. 

 10 – 

015 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Ph Thomas Henton 1729 N AISLE, W end 

015

 1 Large floor slab, now upright against the wall of the tower. The surface is largely  flaked away so that only a part of the inscription remains and even that can only  be deciphered with difficulty. However, the full text is given by Nichols. The inscription is in italic, caps and 1/c and flourished. In the transcript at 9 the text in  square brackets is from Nichols p 267. 

 2 Limestone 

 3 Second quarter 18th

 4 l. 176 x w. 84cm 

 5-6 –

 7 This, and the following 7 stones, in memory of members of the Henton family were  originally on the floor of the north aisle where they were recorded by Nichols. (ref  a) It seems they were removed when the floor was re-tiled in the 19th century and  placed around the walls in the north west corner of the church. 

 8 – 

 9 

[Thomas ] Henton the S [ on] 
[ of] William Hen [ton] 
[and Damar] ris his Wife, 
departed this life on ye [28] 
of April in the year 
1729 in the [59th 
year of his age ] ( ref a) 


10 a) Nichols  

016 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Ph Jane Henton 1743 N AISLE, W end 

016

 1 Large floor slab now upright against west wall. White-filled, triple border of  narrow/broad/narrow incised lines. There is an inscription only on the lower  quarter and it is in italic and gothic script, caps and l/c. Right edge is somewhat  damaged. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Second quarter 18th

 4 l. 182 x w. 92cm 

 5-8 – 

 9  

HERE 
lieth ye Body of JANE, Daughr
of the late Mr THOMAS HENTON 
by ELIZABETH his Wife: 
She departed this Life January the 10th
In the Year of our Lord 1743 
and the 20th Year of her Age. 

 10

 017 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Elizabeth Henton 1734 N AISLE, W end 

 1 Floor/wall slab, now upright and held by brackets within an alcove formed by  former doorway. White-filled border and lettering in roman and italic, in varying  sizes, caps and l/c and flourished around significant words. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Second quarter 18th

 4 l.110 x w. 57cm 

 5-8 – 

 

Here lieth the 
Body of Elizabeth 
ye Daughr of WILLIAM 
HENTON by HANNAH 
his Wife: Who departed 
this Life Septr the 12th
1734 Aged 9 Weeks. 

 10 – 

018 FLOOR SLAB N AISLE, W end 

 1 This slab is upright against the west wall but completely obscured by a large  cupboard. 

019 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Elizabeth Henton 1760 N AISLE, W end 

 1 Large stone, now upright and bracketed against north wall. It has a triple incised  border, narrow/broad/narrow, white-filled. Inscription is in roman, italic and  gothic script elaborately flourished. Maker’s name is at centre of lower edge: W.  Charles Sculpt. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Third quarter 18th

 4 l. 179 x w. 81cm 

5-6 W. Charles 

7-8

 9 

Here 
lieth interr’d the Body of ELIZABETH, Wife of the late 
Mr THOMAS HENTON 
She departed this Life 
February the 2d
In the Year of our LORD 1760 
And the 67th Year of her Age. 

 10 – 

020 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Ph Thomas Henton 1831 N AISLE, W end  Joanna Henton 1835 

020

 1 Small slab now bracketed to north wall. There is no border, only the initials and  dates in roman caps. Some damage to lower edge. The dates and initials indicate  that this commemorates Thomas and Joanna Henton, to whom there is a much  more impressive memorial at 024. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Second quarter 19th

 4 h. 45 x w. 38cm 

 5-8 – 

 

T.H 1831 
J.H. 1835 

 10 – 

021 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Ph S.A Standley 1792 N AISLE, W end  

021

 1 Small slab with incised, white border. Only the name and date are given, in roman  caps. The stone is attached by brackets to the north wall but one bracket is missing  and the stone has dropped at one end. 

 2 Slate 

 3 End of 18th

 4 h. 29 x w. 51cm 

5-6 – 

 7 There is a more elaborate stone in memory of Mrs S A Standley on the wall of the  south aisle. See 012.

 8 – 

 

MRS S.A. STANDLEY / 1792 

 10 – 

 022 FLOOR/WALL SLAB Ph Alice Henton 1790 N AISLE, W end 

022

 1 Stone slab with elaborate border design between broad, solid and fine lines  originally white-filled but now very patchy. Inscription is in roman and italic, caps  and l/c, flourished on surname. Lower edge is damaged where the stone leans  against the wall. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Fourth quarter 18th

 4 h. 96 x w. 66cm 

 5-8 – 

 

To the Memory of 
ALICE the Daughter of 
Thomas and Joanna 
Henton 
She died May the 24th 1790 
In the 29th Week of her Age. 

 10

 023 FLOOR/WALL SLAB George Henton 1758, Ann Henton 1783,N AISLE, W end 

 1 Large stone slab, held against the wall by brackets. It has triple incised, plain white filled border and inscription is in roman, gothic and italic, caps and l/c, with  elaborate scrolling on head word and throughout. ‘Long s’ is used in ‘also’.  2 Slate 

 3 Fourth quarter 18th

 4 l. 185 x w. 93cm 

 5-8 – 

 

here 
lieth Interr’d the Body of 
GEORGE HENTON 
son of the late 
MR THOMAS HENTON 
by Elizabeth his Wife 
Who departed this Life 
the 3 day of April 1758 
In the 31st Year of his Age 
here alʃo are deposited 
the Remains of Mrs Ann, 
the Wife of the late 
MR GEORGE HENTON 
ob. April 12th Anno {Sal 1783 
{Aet:50 

 10 – 

 024 WALL TABLET Ph Thomas Henton 1831, Joanna Henton 1835 N AISLE, W end 

024

 1 Large wall stone with incised scrolled border enclosing a form of meander with  anthemion motifs at the corners, all gold-filled. Text is in gothic and roman script, 

caps and l/c, also gold-filled. Head words, ‘Sacred’ and ‘also’ are elaborately  flourished. The name of the maker appears in caps at centre of lower edge.  2 Slate 

 3 Second quarter 19th

 4 h. 167 x w. 97cm 

 5-6 Woolerton Rearsby 

 7 A much simpler stone, at 020, with simply dates and initials appears to  commemorate the same couple. This, and the other small floor slabs with initials  & dates only were probably vault covers to mark the burial place. 

 8 – 

 

Sacred 
TO THE MEMORY OF 
Thomas Henton, Gent 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 
JUNE THE TH 1831 
IN THE 74TH YEAR OF HIS AGE 
Also 
OF Joanna, the widow of 
THOMAS HENTON, GENT 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 
JUNE THE 3RD. 1835, 
IN THE 81ST YEAR OF HER AGE. 

 10

025 WAR MEMORIAL Ph N Aisle, E end 

025

 1 Bronze plaque, now blackened, in a moulded surround of figured alabaster, with  a narrow, inner frame patterned in squares and lozenges of blue and gold. The  panel itself has a delicate raised pattern of leaf and stem around the edge and  centrally between the double list of names, all in black, as is the Latin prayer  along the lower edge, which is in roman caps. AETERNA FAC CUM SANCTIS  TUIS IN GLORIA NUMERARE, which translates as: Make them to be  numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting. (Te Deum, Book of Common  Prayer.) Dedication and names are in sans serif caps and gilded. 

 2 Bronze and alabaster 

 3 1920 (dedicated) (ref a) 

 4 h.64 x w.91cm; h.45 x w. 72 cm (inner) 

 5-6 – 

 7 This appears to be the final listing of fatalities, some of whom appear also on the  Roll of Honour 

 8 – 

 9

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN 
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 

VICTOR A. COLEMANWILLIAM HARRIS
WILLIAM H. CRANEHARRY JEFFS
WILLIAM E. ELDREDWALTER PICK
ARTHUR FELSTEADGEORGE H. SHARP
CHARLES GAMBLEJOHN E. WARD
JOHN C. WHEATLEY

 10 a) www.leicestershirewarmemorials.co.uk 

026 ROLL OF HONOUR Ph N Aisle, E end 

026

 1 Wooden Roll of Honour consisting of a painted panel in a brown wooden frame  with scroll across the top in white with black lettering: Roll of Honour of the /  Parish of All Saints. Hoby. 1914- 

Panel has moulded sides forming a cinquefoil-headed gothic arch with trefoil spandrels originally with coloured flower design. Within the head of the arch is a  cross patonce, originally gold, outlined in black on a blue ground. To the left of  the cross is a small scroll with the words FOR KING; to the right a scroll with  words AND COUNTRY. Beneath the cross the names follow, in black, roman  caps, on a long white scroll.

The Roll appears to have been hastily made with names originally in alphabetical  order but not consistently so. Some of the names appear also on the War Memorial  (025). The panel is in poor condition, paint peeling and wood splitting. There are  indications that an attempt has been made to delete some of the names. 

 2 Wood 

 3 First quarter 20th

 4 h.98 x w.46cm; h.80 x w. 26cm (inner panel) 

 5-6 – 

 7 Marks along the right hand edge suggest that the panel was hinged at some point.  8 – 

9

MAJOR.JOHN.BROOK.WOOD.ROBINSON.ADC 
CAPT. REV.HANS.ADEN.BERESFORD.C.F. 
LIEUT.GILBERT.ADNAN.BERESFORD.REA 
SEC.LIEUT. CHARLES.CECIL.BAILEY. 

P W COLEMAN.A.FOX. 
J.R.L.BAILEY.W.E.JEFFS.
F.E.BOULTER.P.M.PADMORE 
G.BOULTER.A.S.PADMORE.
G.B.BROCKWELL.J.R.SHARP.
T.CLARK.A.SHELTON.
A.V.COLEMAN.E.W.SHELTON.
L.D.COLEMAN.H.SHELTON. 
E.R.CRANE.B.SHELTON. 
G.A.CRANE.S.SHELTON.
W.ETTON.J.W.SHELTON.
F.GARNER.G.STEVENS. 
E.F.GARNER.H.SUMMERFIELD.
F.H.GUMBRILL.A.WHITE.
C.E.GAMBLE.F.WHITE. 
T.J.HENSON.H.WHITE.
T.J.JEFFS.G.WHITE. 
E.WOODFORD.KILLED IN ACTION. 
T.TAYLOR.A.FELSTED. 
W CLAY H.JEFFS. 
W.PICK 
J.E.WARD. 
G.H.SHARP 
W.HARRIS 

 10 –

027 FLOOR SLAB Anthonye ? Margery ? 1588 N AISLE, E end 

 1 Long alabaster stone, now forming the plinth for the altar. It is inscribed, in gothic  lettering round the edge, where faint indications show there was an incised border.  The text is, however, not legible. The centre panel shows a half-size figure,  probably kneeling, at left lower corner. The figure, probably female, wears a high  collar, has puffed sleeves and hands closed in prayer. 

There are slight vestiges of an inscription in the centre panel, to the right of the  kneeling figure. Only the words ‘which Anthonye..died..’ and the beginning of a  date ’15..’ can be made out. 

 2 Alabaster 

 3 Late 16th

 4 l. 202 x w. 91cm 

 5-6 – 

 7 It is clear that this is the second medieval stone Nichols saw in the nave and  described as a ‘plaster stone’ showing praying figures and the names of Anthonye and Margery and the date 1588. (ref a) 

 8 – 

 9 See 1 and 7 

 10 a) Nichols p 267 

 028 FLOOR SLAB Ph John Coxe Brown 1781 CHANCEL, N 

028

 1 Floor slab with double engraved border, broad and narrow and white-filled. Top  and bottom are obscured by choir stalls and communion step. Text is in gothic,  italic and roman, caps and l/c, with elaborate flourishes to names. 

 2 Slate 

 3 Fourth quarter 18th

 4 l. 102 (visible) x w. 62cm 

 5-8 – 

 

Here 
lies the Body of 
John Coxe Browne 
Son of ROBERT and 
ANNE BROWNE 
ob: January the 15th
Sal 1781 
Aet 60 

 10 – 

 029 WALL TABLET Ph Degwel Vivian Stephen Asher 1975 CHANCEL, N 

029

 1 Plain wall tablet, inscribed in roman lettering, caps, black-filled.  2 Limestone, polished 

 3 Fourth quarter 20th

 4 h. 41 x w. 76cm 

 5-8 

 9 

THANKS BE TO GOD 
FOR THE LIFE AND WORK OF 
DEGWEL VIVIAN STEPHEN ASHER M.A. 
RURAL DEAN, CHAPLAIN TO H.M. FORCES 
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 1958 – 1975, 
DIED 9TH OCTOBER 1975 
AGED 62 YEARS 

 10 – 

 030 WALL TABLET Ph Annie Mary Beresford 1929, Hans Aden Beresford 1949, Hugh Richard Aden Beresford 1940  CHANCEL, N

030

 1 Plain tablet inscribed in roman lettering, caps (varying size), black-filled. The final  line is the Latin motto of the Beresford family and translates as: Nothing but  through the cross. (R.L.) 

 2 Limestone, polished 

 3 Second quarter 20th

 4 h. 54 x w. 76cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

IN LOVING MEMORY 
OF THREE GENERATIONS 
ANNIE MARY BERESFORD 1847 – 1929 
AND HER SON 
HANS ADEN BERESFORD M.A. 1884 – 1929 
26 YEARS RECTOR OF HOBY AND ROTHERBY 
AND HIS SON 
FLT/LIEUT HUGH RICHARD ADEN BERESFORD 
1915 – 1940 
KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 
NIL SINE CRUCE 

 10 – 

 031 WALL TABLET Phs Edward Aden Beresford 1922 CHANCEL, N 

031
031 (detail)

 1 Wall tablet set in surround of grey figured marble. Inscribed in roman script, caps.  The first line is in Latin and translates as: Praise be to God alone. (R.L.) Heraldic motif in central boss at lower edge. 

Blazon:  
Quarterly 1& 4 Argent, crusilly fitchy three fleurs de lys within a bordure engrailed Sable. (BERESFORD). 2 Argent, a bear rampant Sable, armed  Gules, collared and chained Or. (BERESFORD). 3 Per chevron Argent  and, Or three pheons Sable. (HASSELL) (ref a) 

 2 Limestone and sandstone, light and dark

 3 Third quarter 20th

 4 Outer: h. 58 x w. 71cm. Inner: h. 37 x w. 51cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

LAUS SOLI DEO 
THE FLOOR, SCREEN, SEATING 
AND BERESFORD MEMORIAL CHAPEL 
IN THIS CHURCH WERE DEDICATED 
BY THE REVD. EDWARD ADEN 
BERESFORD. LL.M.CAMB: 
RECTOR 1899 – 1922 
R.I.P. 

 10 a) Armitage, Heraldry in Leicestershire Churches, 1992 

 032 WALL TABLET Ph Gilbert Beresford 1843 SANCTUARY, N 

032

 1 White marble tablet, skilfully representing a scroll, rolled at each end and waved  in the centre, on a ground of black marble. Inscribed in italic lettering, in caps and  l/c and in varied sizes, in curved lines suggesting a document. There are elaborate  flourishes to the capitals. 

 2 White and black marble 

 3 Second quarter 19th

 4 Ground: h. 66 x w. 96cm. Scroll: h. 47 x w. 74cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

Sacred to the Memory of 
The Revd Gilbert Beresford A.M. 
Rector of Hoby, 
and of Aylestone in this County, 
and 19 years Rector of 
St Andrew’s, Holborn, London. 
Born August 31st, 1774 
Died, June 2nd. 1843 

 10 –

 033 WALL TABLET Ph Gilbert Beresford 1899 SANCTUARY, N  Agnes Beresford 1868 

033

 1 Wall tablet closely resembling 032, sited immediately above it. The design of a  white marble scroll on a black ground is identical but the workmanship is less fine  and the black filling of the text is less well preserved. 

 2 White and black marble 

 3 First quarter 20th

 4 Ground: h. 61 x w. 91cm. Scroll: h. 48 x w. 73cm 

 5-8 – 

 9 

Sacred to the Memory of 
Gilbert Beresford, B.D. 
Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, 
Honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral 
for 55 years Rector of Hoby-cum-Rotherby 
Leicestershire. 
Born Feb.9 1812 
Died Jan.4 1889. 
And of Agnes his wife, eldest daughter of 
Thomas Pares, 
of Hopwell Hall, Derbyshire, 
Born July 5. 1823. Died March 25. 1868. 

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 034 FLOOR SLAB Ph Robert Browne 1732 SANCTUARY, N  Ann Browne 1743 

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 1 Large floor stone with plain, single white-filled incised border. Text is in gothic,  italic and roman, caps and l/c, elaborately flourished on some initial letters. There  is a major crack running diagonally from centre top to right lower corner.  2 Slate 

 3 Second quarter 18th

 4 l. 184 x w. 88cm 

 5-8 – 

 9

Here lies the Body of 
Mr. Robert Browne 
late Rect. of this Parish (and 
Brampton in Northamptonshire 
ob: Aug: 21st. An {Sal: 1732 
{Aet:50 
Here also 
lyeth the Body of Mrs Ann, 
the Wife of the late Rector 
Mr. Robert Browne 
ob: July 21st Anno {Sal: 1743 
{Aet : 46 

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 035 Items given ‘IN MEMORY’ and recorded in other sections 

NameDateSection
BERESFORD Agnes1868 107
BERESFORD Hugh R A 1944407 A ii
BLACKWELL, Patricia 610
COWMAN, Thomas Leslie1981605 B i
TARRANT, Dora Kathleen Beatrice2006610
WARNER, Andrew610
WALLIN, Annie1889114 C
HENSON GATWOOD, Lou.119 D
JEFFS, Harry407 A i
PICK, Walter407 A i
WHEATLEY, John C1944407 A ii
SHARP George H 407 A iv
WARD John E407 A iv
ELDRED, William E 407 A iii
FELSTEAD, Arthur 407 A iii
GAMBLE, Charles E407 A v
HARRIS, William407 A v
COLEMAN, Victor A407 A vi
CRANE, William H407 A vi
WILLIAMSFORD, Harry Percy1917709
BURNHAM, James Reginald 1963 303