CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

WINGFIELD PARK – The Smith Memorial Hall and Cemetery

In Wingfield Park there is a small cemetery and Memorial Hall.

It contains a plot for the Smith family, and over seventy-four plots of mainly Wingfield Park, Fritchley and Crich families.

There are also some cremation memorial stones, a war memorial and a small chapel.

A history

Stan Smith

Wingfield Park Hall, near Buckland Hollow, with an estate of approximately 350 acre was the final home of German Wheatcroft and subsequently of his son David. German was the principal carrier on the Cromford Canal and David was the father of Captain German Wheatcroft who was killed at Lucknow, India November 1857 during the Indian Mutiny. A marble monument to Captain Wheatcroft is on the north wall of the chancel in Crich church. The Hall was purchased from the Wheatcroft family by Francis Nicholas Smith in 1872, together with the estate which extended to the hamlet of Wingfield Park.
On Coalburn Hill off Lynam Road, above the lace thread spinning mill, was a private cemetery which belonged to the Wingfield Park Hall estate. Burials within the cemetery date back to 1878/1879. The grave yard is still in use today but is the responsibility of South Wingfield Parish Church, although it is often referred to as the Smith Cemetery.
A plot of six graves belonging to the family of FN Smith, more than a hundred additional burials, a small cenotaph and some cremation memorial stones all record the deaths of many previous residents from the area. Some of the monuments were from stone excavated from the nearby quarry which was worked by Jack and Harry Bramley of Coalburn Farm. The stone was shaped and engraved by the two brothers at their farm opposite the quarry.
Francis Nicholas Smith was the second son of Martin William Tucker Smith, a Liberal party Member of Parliament and his wife Louisa, née Ridley [the daughter of Sir Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Baronet] Many of his ancestors had entered politics and his grandfather, John Smith, was a Tory MP and a member of the family which owned the Smith’s Bank group of companies. He became a partner in the London bank, Smith, Payne and Smiths.
Francis was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He married Florence Catherine Drury-Lowe, daughter of William and Caroline Esther Drury-Lowe of Locko Park in 1868. [Caroline was a daughter of Lord Scarsdale, Caroline Esther Curzon]. Francis and Florence had three daughters, Violet Esther Drury Smith, Florence Louisa Felicia Smith and Rachel Mary Elizabeth Smith. After the early death of his wife Florence, at the age of thirty-six in 1879, Francis married Constance Ella Winthrop, the youngest daughter of the late Revd Benjamin Winthrop of London. Together they had a son Bernard Ridley Winthrop Smith and a daughter Esme Helen Winthrop Smith. Ella died aged 72 in 1929 and Bernard, unmarried, was killed in WW1 aged thirty-two. Francis, his mother, two wives, daughter Rachel and son Bernard are all buried in the family plot in Wingfield Park cemetery.
From 1860 until his death in 1927 at the age of eighty-nine Francis Nicholas Smith was a JP, had been High Sheriff in 1907 and was also Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire. From 1868-1888 he was a partner in Samuel Smith and Company, a firm of bankers. He was also chairman of the directors of Wingfield Manor Colliery [Oakerthorpe] prior to its acquisition by the Clay Cross Company in 1920 and a director of the West Hallam Colliery Company.
Following the death of F.N. Smith the inhabitants of Wingfield Park and his three surviving daughters Violet, Florence and Esme, erected a hall in ‘grateful and affectionate remembrance’ of him. The hall was opened and dedicated 15th December 1934 and is still regularly used for its original purpose as a place of worship and community centre. Inside the hall are plaques dedicated to some of the deceased residents including Sarah Hambleton, a member of the congregation when the hall was opened for worship and great aunt to three regular members of the congregation today.


The Smith Memorial Hall

Photo courtesy Stan Smith

Smith Memorial Hall


Prior to the hall being built there was neither church nor chapel in the hamlet but a Sunday school was held in an upper floor of a building belonging to Boden Farm. Direct access from the road was gained via external stone steps. Fond memories are treasured today by those who attended the Sunday school in this era. One highlight was c1936 when they entered the South Wingfield Carnival and gained First Prize for their float ‘The Wedding of Jack and Jill’. (see the photograph on page 00) In the 1960’s the Sunday school held at the hall was still flourishing with over 20 attendees every week but it closed some 10 years later due to the reduced number of children in the hamlet and consequent lack of attendees.
The hall has been regularly used as a community centre and early recollections are those of tea parties on the children’s sports days that were held annually in a nearby field. In later years the hall has also been the venue of many other parties including wedding receptions, christening celebrations and birthday parties, but the most memorable one is possibly the celebration of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. In addition to the parties, talks and film shows have been very popular at the hall and the social activities have also included day trips to places like Alton Towers and Trentham Gardens.
Sunday worship continues to take place in the hall each month and attracts a relatively large congregation. On 22nd September 1998 a Confirmation service was held in the hall, conducted by Bishop Jonathon of Derby, and eleven of the congregation from Wingfield Park affirmed their faith. Many of the current congregation were present at that service, some of whom were confirmed that day.
The most popular services, perhaps not surprisingly, are the celebrations for the Harvest and Christmas, and the service of Remembrance for those lost during the wars. The latter service is primarily conducted in the hall but the actual act of remembrance takes place at the cenotaph in the cemetery. At Harvest Festivals the hall always enjoys an extremely large display of produce donated by the residents of Wingfield Park and the surrounding area. Not only is the service of thanksgiving well attended but so is the sale of the produce held the following day which is very competently auctioned by Joy Barker, ably assisted by Vera Osbourne, cachier for the evening. At Christmas, concerts given by the RJN Singers have been very popular and on many occasions additional seating has been necessary.
Services at the Smith Memorial Hall are held on the second Sunday of each month commencing at 3.00pm, the form of service alternating – Evensong and Celebration of Holy Communion. All are welcome to attend and further details may be obtained from the secretary Janet Slack, 01773 852212

The Cemetery

This record was taken and indexed by Valerie Jones (née Lynam) in March 2001, with a few additions by Peter Patilla in 2010.

Photo: Peter Patilla

photo of Smiths Graveyard

 

 

PLOT ORDER OF GRAVES (Check the alphabetical list as more names have been added)

Plot

Forename

Surname

Death

Age

Valerie Jones notes

1a

Ernest

Ward

unknown

No dates only small vase with names

1b

Ida

Ward

unknown

No dates only small vase with names

2a

Gertrude

Ollerenshaw

10 Feb 1966

84

 

2b

Thomas

Ollerenshaw

3 Feb 1978

Gertrude could be nee Lynam but not sure

3

John Andrew

Cooper

23 Mar 1983

born 5 Dec 1929

4a

George

Hunt

5 Mar 1949

78

Sister Maria married Walter James Lynam and sister Ada married Samuel Lynam

4b

Alice Matilda

Hunt

28 Aug 1948

 

5a

John A

Bramley

4 Apr 1956

76

Son of Alfred & Kate Bramley of South Wingfield Park and brother of George

5b

Harry J

Bramley

19 Jun 1967

79

Could be brother of above

6a

Samuel William

Lynam

8 Mar 1963

86

Born Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park died Tunnel Cottage South Wingfield Park

6b

Mary Hannah

Lynam

11 Mar 1965

85

Nee Hart, illegitimate child of David Jackson & Millicent Hart they did marry Nov 1879

7a

Margaret

Watts

8 Apr 1965

54

 

7b

Samuel Russell

Watts

11 Mar 1971

85

 

8a

Cyril

Lynam

30 Jan 1972

68

Son of Samuel William Lynam. Born Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park died Tunnel Cottage South Wingfield Park

8b

Frances Elizabeth

Lynam

20 Aug 1989

84

Nee Clay born Ironville

9a

Charles Henry

Brocklehust

21 Jan 1991

75

 

9b

Daisy

Brocklehust

26 Aug 1997

77

Born 1920,daughter of Samuel William Lynam. Tithe farm South Wingfield Park

10a

Oliver

Bramley

27 Jun 1955

43

 

10b

Nelly

Bramley

19 Oct 1989

84

 

11a

George Arthur

Bramley

28 Dec 1951

70

Son of Albert & Kate Bramley of South Wingfield Park

11b

Nelly

Bramley

26 Jan 1966

80

 

12a

George Matthew Henry

Slack

30 Sep 1957

74

 

12b

Florence Mildred

Slack

17 Feb 1998

98

 

12c

Philip

Slack

25 Oct 1971

11

Grandson of George and Florence Slack; son of Walter and Janet Slack

13a

James

Allsop

16 Jan 1944

75

His son James married Annie Lynam in 1936 South Wingfield

13b

Louisa

Allsop

27 Feb 1949

73

 

14a

William

Anthony

22 Jul 1927

77

Born Ripley on 1881 census as Boiler Maker of South Wingfield Park

14b

Hannah

Anthony

10 Nov 1929

Nee Towndrow

15a

Herbert Edward

Hunt

23 Feb 1991

89

Could be a relative of the Lynam's

15b

Mary Ann

Hunt

11 Feb 1992

90

 

16a

James William

Allsop

16 May 1992

83

 

16b

Annie

Allsop

6 Dec 1993

79

Born 1913 daughter of Samuel William Lynam, Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park

17a

Thomas Reginald

Dakin

4 Feb 1982

82

 

17b

Ellen

Dakin

31 Aug 1996

95

Born 1901 daughter Samuel William Lynam, Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park

18a

Ernest Slack

Carter

23 Sep 1980

74

 

18b

Elizabeth

Carter

23 Jan 1986

82

Born 1901 daughter of Samuel and Ellen Lynam (nee Bramley), Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park

19a

Anthony

Seldon

1996

51

of WP 1945? 1996

19b

Margaret

Seldon

unknown

his wife

20

Elsie

Hunt

13 Mar 1997

72

Daughter of George and Agnes Hunt

21

Ann

Allsop

21 Aug 1999

54

 

22

William Arthur

Crooks

13 Mar 2001

84

 

23

Reva

Sutton

25 Apr 1983

66

 

24

Bernard

Hodkins

13 May 1983

63

 

25

Dorothy

Ollerenshaw

24 Feb 1984

 

26

Dennis Arthur

Shaw

2 Sep 1994

65

Born 15 Dec 1929

27a

Sarah

Berisford

13 Sep 1935

 

27b

James

Berisford

29 Dec 1954

84

 

28a

George

Twigg

25 Nov 1958

73

 

28b

Mary Elizabeth

Twigg

12 Apr 1962

78

"his wife"

28c

Elsie

Wild

31 May 1970

62

"wife of John Wild"

28d

John

Wild

1 Mar 1981

74

 

29a

Isaac

Winson

13 Jan 1941

54

 

29b

Caroline

Winson

4 Aug 1972

89

 

30

George Patrick

Winson

24 Apr 1998

82

 

31a

Lois Nancy

Lynam

16 Aug 1973

54

Nee Winson; 2nd wife

31b

Leonard

Lynam

22 Aug 1977

68

Born 1909, Tithe Farm son of Samuel William Lynam

32

Ian Claude

Winson

5 Aug 1990

76

 

33a

Emmiline Blanche

Edwards

7 Nov 1916

32

 

33b

George

Edwards

1945

64

He died sometime during November

34a

George

Boden

20 Mar 1956

63

Born 9 Nov 1893

34b

Agnes Mary

Boden

11 Sep 1977

76

"his wife"

35a

Charles Thomas

Wade

3 May 1935

45

Born 20 Jul 1890

35b

Agnes

Wade

23 Aug 1955

81

Born 24 Jul 1874

36

Henry Vincent

Wade

29 Dec 1923

24

 

37

Alan Wade

Wade

2 Nov 2000

77

Born 16 May 1923 Wingfield Park. Died in Perth Australia

38

George Dyer

Wade

7 Jun 1938

43

 

39

William

Farlam

1899

72

He died sometime during February. Born Carlisle Cumberland on 1881 census of SWP, Farmer 193 acres

40a

Samuel

Butler

3 Mar 1894

75

Born 5 June 1819. Born Matlock on 1881 census of SWP, Farmer 141 acres

40b

Mary

Butler

28 Apr 1893

62

Born 17 Dec 1831. Born Stafford

41

Mary

Butler

1 Dec 1891

31

"of Wingfield Manor" Born Crich daughter of Samuel and Mary

42

Elsie May

Watts

6 Jul 1905

9

Daughter of Joseph and Ann Watts

43a

Ellen E

Shaw

16 Jan 1931

56

Nee Lynam born Tithe Farm SWP daughter of Samuel and Ellen Lynam (nee Bramley)

43b

Albert Ernest

Shaw

1936

61

Born 1875 in Ashleyhay, his father was Thomas Shaw a farmer of 32 acres at Bent Ashleyhay on 1881

44a

Samuel

Lynam

13 Feb 1917

70

Born Tithe Farm SWP husband of Ellen (nee Bramley)

44b

Walter James

Lynam

6 Jun 1910

29

"son of above" Born Tithe farm SWP husband of Maria (nee Hunt); she married again in 1911 to Joseph Sweeting

44c

James

Lynam

6 Oct 1909

57

"husband of Eliza". Born Tithe Farm SWP. His wife was Eliza (nee Ollowell)

45a

Elizabeth

Lynam

28 Oct 1902

87

Nee Wolstenholme

45b

Ellen

Lynam

22 Mar 1901

57

Nee Bramley wife of Samuel Lynam, (daughter in law of Elizabeth Lynam)

46a

Hannah

Hunt

4 Apr 1907

67

"wife of William Hunt" Nee Coates. Relative of the Lynams ( their daughter Ada married Samuel Lynam)

46b

William

Hunt

29 Jun 1925

83

Born 2 Aug 1842

47a

Olive Mary

Skelton

8 Feb 1959

75

Question mark over year of death. Wife of Edwin Skelton

47b

Olive Mary

Skelton

unknown

Daughter of Olive Mary and Edwin

47d

Edwin

Skelton

23 May 1972

88

 

48a

Samuel

Swindall

5 Jan 1892

72

Born 11 Oct 1820. Born Crich on 1881 census, Farmer of 15 acres

48b

Julia

Swindall

15 Jul 1884

70

"wife of above"

49a

William

Flint

16 Jan 1927

89

This is a small pot

49b

Ann

Flint

4 Oct 1927

91

"wife of above"

50

William

Hollingsworth

23 Jul 1893

37

 

51

William

Hollingsworth

23 Jul 1881

69

 

52a

William

Hunt

2 Oct 1879

75

He died at Ripley. Grandfather of Maria.
Son of John and Elizabeth Hunt of Ivy Farm SWP

52b

Maria

Sweeting

9 Aug 1924

41

On gravestone as "Maria" no surname. She was (nee Hunt). Born 1883 fifth daughter of William and Hannah Hunt. Maria married twice. First to Walter James Lynam. She married again in 1911 to Joseph Sweeting at Register Office Belper

53

Sarah

Calladine

3 Mar 1879

67

Wife of Samuel Calladine

54

Emma

Quarton

19 Feb 1908

71

Wife of Charles Quarton

55a

Charles Marriott

Cookson

8 Sep 1900

57

 

55b

Mary Annie

Cookson

29 Nov 1918

61

"wife"

56

Herbert

Towlson

19 Oct 1885

25

 

57

John

Towlson

11 Apr 1888

61

Born 1827 Radford Notts on 1881 census SWP

58

Emma

Towlson

1891

20

Born 1871 daughter of John Towlson. 1881 census aged 10 SWP

59

Mary Ann

Crowcutt

3 Apr 1880

62

 

60a

Ann

Lomas

3 Nov 1920

64

Wife of John Thomas Lomas

60b

John

Lomas

16 Nov 1933

76

"husband of above" Born Pinxton son of Ralph and Ann Lomas on 1881 census, Farmer 26 acres SWP

61a

Harriett

Hambleton

26 Jul 1924

82

"wife of Samuel" Born 1844 (nee Bramley) daughter of George and Theodocia Bramley (nee Hunt)

61b

Samuel

Hambleton

3 Feb 1930

87

Born 1843 Crich. Lived Inns Lane SW an Insurance Agent in 1901

62a

Albert

Thompson

12 Sep 1919

30

 

62b

Oswald Alan

Thompson

13 Jun 1943

26

"son of the above was killed in action in Sicily". Served in the 6th Seaforth Highlanders

63a

Lawrence

Carlin

3 Aug 1938

65

Son of George and Mary Carlin.A grocer lived Church Lane SW in 1881

63b

Rosa Amelia

Carlin

13 Jun 1935

58

"wife"

64a

Richard

Brailsford

18 Sep 1928

58

Born 11 Apr 1870. Born Shirland son of George and Ann Brailsford

64b

Florrie Mary

Miller

5 Jun 1954

70

 

65a

Thomas

Olivant

30 Mar 1929

71

Born in Baslow, son of Ann Pee a widow. Shoe dealer of Church Lane SW in 1881

65b

Emma

Olivant

24 Sep 1950

87

"wife"

65c

Charles Oscar

Olivant

12 Nov 1954

66

 

65d

Edith Ann

Harrison

5 Jan 1986

94

 

66

Mary Jane

Jackson

12 Jun 1928

64

Nee Bingham, third wife of David Jackson and he could be buried in this grave as we have found no headstone for him and he is buried here

67a

John

Markendale

2 Jan 1946

74

Born 4 Aug 1872. "of Mill House SWP"

67b

Annie Mary

Markendale

22 Jan 1953

82

"sister of above" Born 22 Jan 1871.

68a

Charlotte

Prince

17 Nov 1953

77

"wife of Joseph"

68b

Joseph

Prince

1965

87

Question mark over his age

69a

Ellen

Hambleton

2 Nov 1940

82

:wife of Walter"

69b

Walter

Hambleton

24 Mar 1958

89

Son of Samuel and Harriett Hambleton (nee Bramley)

70a

Marion

Goodwin

3 Sep 1959

70

 

70b

John Alfred

Goodwin

4 Mar 1976

87

 

70c

Marjorie Lilian

Smith

17 Sep 1981

62

Born 10 Mar 1919

71a

Doreen Ethel

Fox

21 Feb 1976

62

 

71b

Charles

Fox

20 Aug 1977

64

"husband of above"

72a

Beatrice M

Swain

2 May 1960

72

 

72b

Herbert J

Swain

22 Aug 1965

74

 

73a

May

Cocker

19 Jan 1963

68

Nee Purdy

73b

Rosslyn Arthur Teesdale

Collier

9 May 1978

83

 

74

Thomas

Sims

4 Nov 2008

83

The dearly loved husband of Shirley, loving father of Victoria, John and Robert. Father in law of Rebecca, Jessica and Kate

 

 

 

 

 

Smith plot

Florence

Smith

1879

36

"wife of Francis Nicholas Smith Esq. of Wingfield Park" Born 1843. First wife

Smith plot

Lousia

Smith

1894

85

Widow of Martin Tucker Smith born 1809. Nee Ridley married 8 Jul1831. Her father was Matthew White Ridley, Esq. 3rd Bart

Smith plot

Captain Bernard Ridley Winthrop

Smith

15 Nov 1914

32

"1st Btn Scots Guards only son of Francis Smith" Born 1882

Smith plot

Francis Nicholas

Smith

26 Oct 1929

90

"of South Wingfield Park" Born 31 Aug 1838. Son of Martin Tucker Smith (1803-1880) and Louisa (nee Rid

ley)

Smith plot

Constance Ella

Smith

13 Sep 1927

70

Born 5 Jan 1857. Second wife

Smith plot

Rachel

Smith

30 Oct 1930

58

Born 29 Aug 1872. Third daughter of Francis Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Cremation

Hannah

Burrows

31 Aug 2001

92

"wife of late John Leonard Burrows and mother of Kathleen"

Cremation

John Leonard

Burrows

19 Jan 1984

79

 

Cremation

Arthur

Jackson

5 May 1981

59

 

Cremation

John Raymond

Carlin

16 Sep 1985

73

Born 13 Jan 1912

Smith's Wingfield Park burial records ©valerie jones

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF NAMES

Plot Forename Surname Death Age Notes
13a James Allsop 16 Jan 1944 75 His son James married Annie Lynam in 1936 South Wingfield
13b Louisa Allsop 27 Feb 1949 73  
16a James William Allsop 16 May 1992 83 Memories last for ever. VIEW
16b Annie Allsop 6 Dec 1993 79 Born 1913 Gone but not forgotten. daughter of Samuel William Lynam, Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park. VIEW
21 Ann Allsop 21 Aug 1999 54 VIEW
14a William Anthony 22 Jul 1927 77 Born Ripley on 1881 census as Boiler Maker of South Wingfield Park
14b Hannah Anthony 10 Nov 1929   Nee Towndrow
27a Sarah Berisford 13 Sep 1935    
27b James Berisford 29 Dec 1954 84  
34a George Boden 20 Mar 1956 63 Born 9 Nov 1893
34b Agnes Mary Boden 11 Sep 1977 76 his wife
  Vernon Key Booth 2 Mar 1997 61 A dear husband, father and grandfather. Gone but not forgotten. VIEW
64a Richard Brailsford 18 Sep 1928 58 Born 11 Apr 1870. Born Shirland son of George and Ann Brailsford
5a John A Bramley 4 Apr 1956 76 Son of Alfred & Kate Bramley of South Wingfield Park and brother of George
5b Harry J Bramley 19 Jun 1967 79 Could be brother of above
10a Oliver Bramley 27 Jun 1955 43  
10b Nelly Bramley 19 Oct 1989 84  
11a George Arthur Bramley 28 Dec 1951 70 Son of Albert & Kate Bramley of South Wingfield Park
11b Nelly Bramley 26 Jan 1966 80  
9a Charles Henry Brocklehust 21 Jan 1991 75 Rest in peace. VIEW
9b Daisy Brocklehust 26 Aug 1997 77 A dear wife and mother. Reunited. Born 1920,daughter of Samuel William Lynam. Tithe farm South Wingfield Park. VIEW
Cremation Hannah Burrows 31 Aug 2001 92 wife of late John Leonard Burrows and mother of Kathleen
Cremation John Leonard Burrows 19 Jan 1984 79  
40a Samuel Butler 3 Mar 1894 75 Born 5 June 1819. Born Matlock on 1881 census of SWP, Farmer 141 acres
40b Mary Butler 28 Apr 1893 62 Born 17 Dec 1831. Born Stafford
41 Mary Butler 1 Dec 1891 31 of Wingfield Manor Born Crich daughter of Samuel and Mary
53 Sarah Calladine 3 Mar 1879 67 Wife of Samuel Calladine
63a Lawrence Carlin 3 Aug 1938 65 Son of George and Mary Carlin.A grocer lived Church Lane SW in 1881
63b Rosa Amelia Carlin 13 Jun 1935 58 wife
Cremation John Raymond Carlin 16 Sep 1985 73 Born 13 Jan 1912. Double plaque with Kenneth Carlin. VIEW
  Kenneth Carlin 1993 53 Born 1940. Double plaque with John Raymond Carlin. VIEW
18a Ernest Slack Carter 23 Sep 1980 74  
18b Elizabeth Carter 23 Jan 1986 82 Born 1901 daughter of Samuel and Ellen Lynam (nee Bramley), Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park
73a May Cocker 19 Jan 1963 68 Nee Purdy
73b Rosslyn Arthur Teesdale Collier 9 May 1978 83  
55a Charles Marriott Cookson 8 Sep 1900 57  
55b Mary Annie Cookson 29 Nov 1918 61 wife
3 John Andrew Cooper 23 Mar 1983   born 5 Dec 1929
22 William Arthur Crooks 13 Mar 2001 84 of Chestnut Farm, Oakerthorpe. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather. VIEW
59 Mary Ann Crowcutt 3 Apr 1880 62  
17a Thomas Reginald Dakin 4 Feb 1982 82  
17b Ellen Dakin 31 Aug 1996 95 Born 1901 daughter Samuel William Lynam, Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park
33a Emmiline Blanche Edwards 7 Nov 1916 32  
33b George Edwards 1945 64 He died sometime during November
39 William Farlam 1899 72 He died sometime during February. Born Carlisle Cumberland on 1881 census of SWP, Farmer 193 acres
49a William Flint 16 Jan 1927 89 This is a small pot
49b Ann Flint 4 Oct 1927 91 wife of above
71a Doreen Ethel Fox 21 Feb 1976 62  
71b Charles Fox 20 Aug 1977 64 husband of above
70a Marion Goodwin 3 Sep 1959 70  
70b John Alfred Goodwin 4 Mar 1976 87  
61a Harriett Hambleton 26 Jul 1924 82 wife of Samuel Born 1844 (nee Bramley) daughter of George and Theodocia Bramley (nee Hunt)
61b Samuel Hambleton 3 Feb 1930 87 Born 1843 Crich. Lived Inns Lane SW an Insurance Agent in 1901
69a Ellen Hambleton 2 Nov 1940 82 wife of Walter
69b Walter Hambleton 24 Mar 1958 89 Son of Samuel and Harriett Hambleton (nee Bramley)
65d Edith Ann Harrison 5 Jan 1986 94  
24 Bernard Hodkins 13 May 1983 63  
50 William Hollingsworth 23 Jul 1893 37  
51 William Hollingsworth 23 Jul 1881 69  
4a George Hunt 5 Mar 1949 78 Sister Maria married Walter James Lynam and sister Ada married Samuel Lynam
4b Alice Matilda Hunt 28 Aug 1948    
15a Herbert Edward Hunt 23 Feb 1991 89 Could be a relative of the Lynam's. VIEW
15b Mary Ann Hunt 11 Feb 1992 90 VIEW
20 Elsie Hunt 13 Mar 1997 72 Daughter of George and Agnes Hunt. VIEW
46a Hannah Hunt 4 Apr 1907 67 wife of William Hunt Nee Coates. Relative of the Lynam's their daughter Ada married Samuel Lynam
46b William Hunt 29 Jun 1925 83 Born 2 Aug 1842
52a William Hunt 2 Oct 1879 75 He died at Ripley. Grandfather of Maria.
Son of John and Elizabeth Hunt of Ivy Farm SWP
66 Mary Jane Jackson 12 Jun 1928 64 Nee Bingham, third wife of David Jackson and he could be buried in this grave as we have found no headstone for him and he is buried here
Cremation Arthur Jackson 5 May 1981 59  
60a Ann Lomas 3 Nov 1920 64 Wife of John Thomas Lomas
60b John Lomas 16 Nov 1933 76 husband of above Born Pinxton son of Ralph and Ann Lomas on 1881 census, Farmer 26 acres SWP
6a Samuel William Lynam 8 Mar 1963 86 Born Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park died Tunnel Cottage South Wingfield Park
6b Mary Hannah Lynam 11 Mar 1965 85 Nee Hart, illegitimate child of David Jackson & Millicent Hart they did marry Nov 1879
8a Cyril Lynam 30 May 1972 68 Suddenly called to rest. Grant him O'Lord eternal rest. Son of Samuel William Lynam. Born Tithe Farm South Wingfield Park died Tunnel Cottage South Wingfield Park. VIEW
8b Frances Elizabeth Lynam 20 Aug 1989 84 Reunited. Peace Perfect Peace. Nee Clay born Ironville. VIEW
31a Lois Nancy Lynam 16 Aug 1973 54 Nee Winson; 2nd wife
31b Leonard Lynam 22 Aug 1977 68 Born 1909, Tithe Farm son of Samuel William Lynam
44a Samuel Lynam 13 Feb 1917 70 Born Tithe Farm SWP husband of Ellen (nee Bramley)
44b Walter James Lynam 6 Jun 1910 29 son of above Born Tithe farm SWP husband of Maria (nee Hunt); she married again in 1911 to Joseph Sweeting
44c James Lynam 6 Oct 1909 57 husband of Eliza. Born Tithe Farm SWP. His wife was Eliza (nee Ollowell)
45a Elizabeth Lynam 28 Oct 1902 87 Nee Wolstenholme
45b Ellen Lynam 22 Mar 1901 57 Nee Bramley wife of Samuel Lynam, (daughter in law of Elizabeth Lynam)
67a John Markendale 2 Jan 1946 74 Born 4 Aug 1872. of Mill House SWP
67b Annie Mary Markendale 22 Jan 1953 82 sister of above Born 22 Jan 1871.
64b Florrie Mary Miller 5 Jun 1954 70  
65a Thomas Olivant 30 Mar 1929 71 Born in Baslow, son of Ann Pee a widow. Shoe dealer of Church Lane SW in 1881
65b Emma Olivant 24 Sep 1950 87 wife
65c Charles Oscar Olivant 12 Nov 1954 66  
2a Gertrude Ollerenshaw 10 Feb 1966 84  
2b Thomas Ollerenshaw 3 Feb 1978   Gertrude could be nee Lynam but not sure
25 Dorothy Ollerenshaw 24 Feb 1984    
68a Charlotte Prince 17 Nov 1953 77 wife of Joseph
68b Joseph Prince 1965 87 Question mark over his age
54 Emma Quarton 19 Feb 1908 71 Wife of Charles Quarton
19a Anthony Seldon 1996 51 of WP 1945–1996. VIEW
19b Margaret Seldon unknown   his wife. VIEW
26 Dennis Arthur Shaw 2 Sep 1994 65 Born 15 Dec 1929. Dear husband, father & grandfather. VIEW
43a Ellen E Shaw 16 Jan 1931 56 Nee Lynam born Tithe Farm SWP daughter of Samuel and Ellen Lynam (nee Bramley)
43b Albert Ernest Shaw 1936 61 Born 1875 in Ashleyhay, his father was Thomas Shaw a farmer of 32 acres at Bent Ashleyhay on 1881
47a Olive Mary Skelton 8 Feb 1959 75 Question mark over year of death. Wife of Edwin Skelton
47b Olive Mary Skelton unknown   Daughter of Olive Mary and Edwin
47d Edwin Skelton 23 May 1972 88  
12a George Matthew Henry Slack 30 Sep 1957 74  
12b Florence Mildred Slack 17 Feb 1998 98  
12c Philip Slack 25 Oct 1971 11 Grandson of George and Florence Slack; son of Walter and Janet Slack
70c Marjorie Lilian Smith 17 Sep 1981 62 Born 10 Mar 1919
Smith plot Florence Smith 1879 36 wife of Francis Nicholas Smith Esq. of Wingfield Park Born 1843. First wife
Smith plot Lousia Smith 1894 85 Widow of Martin Tucker Smith born 1809. Nee Ridley married 8 Jul1831. Her father was Matthew White Ridley, Esq. 3rd Bart
Smith plot Captain Bernard Ridley Winthrop Smith 15 Nov 1914 32 1st Btn Scots Guards only son of Francis Smith Born 1882
Smith plot Francis Nicholas Smith 26 Oct 1929 90 of South Wingfield Park Born 31 Aug 1838. Son of Martin Tucker Smith (1803–1880) and Louisa (nee Ridley)
Smith plot Constance Ella Smith 13 Sep 1927 70 Born 5 Jan 1857. Second wife
Smith plot Rachel Smith 30 Oct 1930 58 Born 29 Aug 1872. Third daughter of Francis Smith
  Hilda Stoppard 14 Oct 2003 67 Born 6th Dec 1935 (with God) double plaque with Reg Stobbard. VIEW
  Reg Stoppard 20 Jul 2009 76 Born 5 Nov 1932 (with Hilda) double plaque with Hilda Stobbard. VIEW
23 Reva Sutton 25 Apr 1983 66  
72a Beatrice M Swain 2 May 1960 72  
72b Herbert J Swain 22 Aug 1965 74  
52b Maria Sweeting 9 Aug 1924 41 On gravestone as Maria no surname. She was (nee Hunt). Born 1883 fifth daughter of William and Hannah Hunt. Maria married twice. First to Walter James Lynam. She married again in 1911 to Joseph Sweeting at Register Office Belper
48a Samuel Swindall 5 Jan 1892 72 Born 11 Oct 1820. Born Crich on 1881 census, Farmer of 15 acres
48b Julia Swindall 15 Jul 1884 70 wife of above
62a Albert Thompson 12 Sep 1919 30  
62b Oswald Alan Thompson 13 Jun 1943 26 son of the above was killed in action in Sicily. Served in the 6th Seaforth Highlanders
56 Herbert Towlson 19 Oct 1885 25  
57 John Towlson 11 Apr 1888 61 Born 1827 Radford Notts on 1881 census SWP
58 Emma Towlson 1891 20 Born 1871 daughter of John Towlson. 1881 census aged 10 SWP
28a George Twigg 25 Nov 1958 73  
28b Mary Elizabeth Twigg 12 Apr 1962 78 his wife
35a Charles Thomas Wade 3 May 1935 45 Born 20 Jul 1890
35b Agnes Wade 23 Aug 1955 81 Born 24 Jul 1874
36 Henry Vincent Wade 29 Dec 1923 24  
37 Alan Wade Wade 2 Nov 2000 77 Born 16 May 1923 Wingfield Park. Died in Perth Australia
38 George Dyer Wade 7 Jun 1938 43  
1a Ernest Ward unknown   No dates only small vase with names
1b Ida Ward unknown   No dates only small vase with names
7a Margaret Watts 8 Apr 1965 54  
7b Samuel Russell Watts 11 Mar 1971 85  
42 Elsie May Watts 6 Jul 1905 9 Daughter of Joseph and Ann Watts
28c Elsie Wild 31 May 1970 62 wife of John Wild
28d John Wild 1 Mar 1981 74  
29a Isaac Winson 13 Jan 1941 54  
29b Caroline Winson 4 Aug 1972 89  
30 George Patrick Winson 24 Apr 1998 82  
32 Ian Claude Winson 5 Aug 1990 76  

Additions by Peter Patilla 2010

Photo Peter Patilla

photo of Smiths graveyard

 

View some of the headstones: Smiths Graveyard Headstones

There is a war memorial in the graveyard

photo of war memorial Smiths Graveyard

HONOUR WITHOUT STAIN

1914 – 1918

CAPT. BERNARD RIDLEY WINTHROP SMITH
PTE. WILLIAM BINNIE
PTE. ROBERT HARRISON
PTE. ARTHUR CESIL HINTON
PTE. ROBERT STEVENSON
SGT. JOHN TAYLOR
PTE. EBENEZER JAMES BODEN
PTE. HARRY BODEN
PTE. HAROLD COOPER

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS."

1939 – 1945

WILLIAM LYNAM


Names are recorded in the South Wingfield Registers

Smith Graveyard

 

 

photo of Bernard Smith

Bernard R.W. Smith

Bernard Ridley Winthrop-Smith Bernard was the only son of Francis Nicholas Smith of Wingfield Park and Constance Ella daughter of the late Rev Benjamin Winthrop of 82 Cromwell Road, London.

He was born on 19th December 1882 at Duffield and was educated at Carters, Farnborough, Eton College (Evans House) and Trinity Colledge, Cambridge where he gained his Degree (B.A.)

In 1905 he was awarded his blue for rowing at number 6 in the Cambridge crew against Oxford in the varsity boat race.

A nephew of Sir Gerald Smith K.C.M.G. a former Lieutenant-Colonel of the Scots Guards Winthrop-Smith was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the regiment on the 1st August 1905. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 14th May 1910.

On the 13th August 1913 he was seconded for service under the Colonial Office and appointed A.D.C. to Sir Harry Belfield K.C.M.G. the Governor and Commander in Chief of the East African Protectorate.

At the outbreak of the war Windthrop-Smith obtained leave from the Colonial Office to rejoin his regiment in France which he did during October 1914.

At this time the 1st Battalion Scots Guards formed part of the 1st (Guards) Brigade as part of the British 1st Division. The Division was one of the first units in France at the outbreak of war. When Winthrop-Smith joined them in October 1914 they were taking part in the "first" battle of Yrpes which lasted from the 14th October to the 30th November 1914. The British casualties for this period were 6,237 of which 281 were officers.

On the 8th November 1914 whilst his Regiment was at the front near to Ypres he was given orders to attack and retake a trench on the flank that had been occupied by some German troops after it had been vacated by Zouaves. Leading his platoon over open ground he was struck by a bullet from a shrapnel shell. He sustained a compound fracture to the base of his skull.

He was evacuated that afternoon to the Poperinghe field hospital before being removed on the 11th November to Christol base hospital in Boulogne.With his parents by his side he never regained consciousness and finally passed away on the 15th November 1914.

On the day of his death he was made up to Captain due to fact that all subalterns both junior and senior to him in the regiment were promoted to that rank.

The book by Colonel A. Clutterbuck Bond of Sacrifice (August-December 1914, a biographical record of British officers who fell in the Great War) describes Captain Smith as an exceptionally fine man, 6' 5" tall and broad in proportion. He was much liked by the men of the right flank company of the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards and by his brother officers.

His body was brought back to England and was buried in the private cemetery at Wingfield Park. Bernard was the only son and heir who was unmarried at the time of his death.

As a lasting memorial to their son his mother and father paid for a memorial in the form of a stained glass window at St Matthews the Parish Church of Pentrich. The window was by Christopher Whitworth Whall (1849-1924)



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