Babworth
All Saints

Monuments and Memorials

Chancel

North wall

The tablet to John Simpson and family (1727) is topped with an open segmental pediment containing a blank shield which is decorated around its outside edges and flanked by single cherubs heads with a small urn over.

To the memory of
JOHN SIMPSON, Esq.
(son of WILLIAM SIMPSON, Esqr.
Late of this Place)
who Died February the 5th 1727
in ye 57th year of His Age;
this Monument was Erected by
ELIZABETH his Relict
Daughter of FRANCIS STRINGER Esq.
Late of Sutton upon Lound
in this County.

They had Issue, Six Sons WILLIAM,
FRANCIS, JOHN, GERVASE, THOMAS, & LINDLEY,
& four Daughters,
ELIZABETH, MARY, JANE, & ELEANOR:
of the Sons, two Lye
Buried near this Place,
FRANCIS and THOMAS; and
of the Daughters one, ELEANOR:
the rest still Survive.

ELIZABETH SIMPSON,
Relict of IOHN SIMPSON.
Died the 6th February 1746
Aged 76

And was Buried near the remains
of Her Beloved Husband
in the Chancel of this Church

 

There is a sarcophagus set on to the ground of the monument to Arthur Bridgeman Simpson who died in 1827.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR BRIDGEMAN SIMPSON, MIDSHIPMAN
ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP, TWEED,
WHO DIED AT THE AGE OF FIFTEEN OF
A FEVER CAUGHT AT THE
CAPE DE VERD ISLANDS,
ON THE 6TH OF NOVBR 1827.

The monument to William Simpson and his wife Frances (1768) has a sarcophagus with decorative scrolls over, supporting an obelisk bearing the inscription and a carved, coloured and decorated shield.

To the memory of
WILLIAM SIMPSON
Late of Stainforth in the
County of York, Esqr
and Frances his Wife,
Daughter of JOHN ELWICK Esqr
Formerly of the same Place, and widow of
JOHN EYRE late of Bramley in the County of York Esqr
This Monument was erected,
By his own Appointment.
He departed this Life at Stainforth
The 16th of January 1768 Aged 71.
She died the 2nd of April 1762 Aged 63.
They Lived much regarded,
and Died much Lamented.
They had four Children,
who died in their Infancy.
He married for his Second Wife
ELIZ. WARRINGTON,
Daughter of GEORGE WARRINGTON
of Wrexham in Denbyshire Esqr
By whom he had no Issue.
She survived Him.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE HONBLE JOHN BRIDGEMAN SIMPSON,
(SECOND SON OF HENRY LORD BRADFORD,)
BORN MAY 13TH. 1763,
DIED JUNE 5TH. 1850.

ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF HIS SECOND WIFE,
GRACE,
DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL ESTWICKE, ESQ.
SHE DIED JANUARY 1ST. 1839,
AGED 64 YEARS.

The wall tablet to Catherine and Lindley Simpson, 1771, has a small coloured and decorated shield on the apron and is surmounted by a decorated urn.

In this Vault
Is Intered
CATHERINE SIMPSON,
Daughter of the Honble & Revd. Henry Brydges DD
Brother to James First Duke of Chandois
She Died, Justly Lamented, 1st May, 1771 Aged 53.
In Testimony of
His High and Sincere regard
For Her most Amiable Disposition
And Good Heart,
This Monument was Erected
By her Disconsolate Widower
LINDLEY SIMPSON.

Also in the same Vault lie the Remains
of LINDLEY SIMPSON of Babworth Esqr.
who departed this Life Justly regretted
the 8th day of Feby in the Year of our Lord 1785.
Aged 77.

South wall

The decorated wall tablet to the Reverend John Simpson (died 1784) consists of a long horizontal rectangular tablet, topped by a decorated urn. It is signed by Thomas Waterworth of Doncaster.

Within the Family Vault of this Church are deposited the remains of the Revd. IOHN SIMPSON late of Stoke Hall in the County of Derby, who died the 5th day of April in the year of our Lord 1784, aged 85.
Religion the most pure, Learning the most profound, were his Characteristics; every moral & social Virtue he possess’d & exercised in an eminent and amiable degree; He was honour’d and belov’d by all who knew him, and his Death was universally lamented.
LADY BRIDGEMAN his only surviving Child, erects this Monument in grateful remembrance of him, and also to the memory of her dear Mother, who departed this Life in the Year 1785, aged 75.
She was the Daughter of THOMAS STRINGER, Esqr. of Deptford in the County of Kent, and grand Daughter of Admiral BENBOW, of immortal Memory.

The monument to the Honorable Anna Maria Vane (1759) is an inscribed tablet under an arched head, with foliated scrolls along either side.

This Monument
was erected in 1759, in Memory of
the Honble. Anna Maria Vane, by
her affectionate husband.

Near this Monument are deposited
the Remains of Morgan Vane Esqr
of Bilby in this County, Son of
the Honble. Morgan Vane.
Obiit Novr. 11th: An: Dom: 1789
AEtatis suae 51.

IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR HARDOLPH EYRE, LIEUTENANT 90TH LIGHT INFANTRY,
WHO HAVING VOLUNTEERED FOR SPECIAL SERVICE ON THE GOLD COAST,
FELL ASLEEP WHILE GALLANTLY LEADING THE ADVANCE ON COOMASSIE;
FEBRUARY 4TH 1874 IN THE 24TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS.

North Aisle

In Memory of
HARRY DODD,
who died on the 16th June 1897,
Aged 24 years,
at Baden-Baden from the results
of an accident when gallantly
trying to save the lives of others.
This Brass is erected by
Colonel and Mrs Denison and
their family, the Babworth Choir,
the Members of the Speedwell Club,
and other friends.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his friends.”
St JOHN XV.13.

Nave

South wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD HODGKINSON,
LATE OF MORTON GRANGE,
IN THIS PARISH,
WHO DIED
FEB. 20TH. 1853, IN HIS 74TH YEAR.

ALSO OF
MARY, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED
OCTR 3RD. 1838, AGED 61.

JOB XIX, 25.

In Memory of
JOSEPH CAMM, M.B.E. J.P.
of Great Morton
Died on the 25th Day of January 1959
and his Wife
EMILY CAMM
Died on the 17th Day of January 1944
For Many Years Ardent Workers for This Church

TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM WALKER
LATE OF MORTON, IN THIS PARISH,
BORN 8TH MARCH 1821,
DIED 23RD FEBRUARY 1901.
INTERRED AT EAST RETFORD CEMETERY.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ROGERS
LATE OF RANBY, IN THIS PARISH, GENT.
WHO DIED MARCH 2D 1732
AGED 59 YEARS.
GREATLY BELOVED AND LAMENTED
AND OF,
SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED SEPD 1, 1805.
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO OF
ROBERT THEIR YOUNGEST SON
WHO DIED JANR 20TH 1809.
AGED 19 YEARS.

“And now, Lord, what is our hope,
Truly our hope is even in thee.”

PS. XXXIX

LIKEWISE
MARY, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN AND SARAH.
WHO DIED JUNE 24TH 1843,
AGED 60 YEARS.

Vestry

The base of a monument to John Bridgeman Simpson's first wife, Henrietta, who died 25 July 1791, aged 32 survives in the vestry. It is signed 'Repton desigt, Coade sculpt' – designed by Humphrey Repton who 'beautified' Babworth Hall and laid out the grounds in the late 18th century and made of Coade artificial stone which was widely used for statuary, architectural decorations and garden ornaments in the late 18th/early 19th century. The rest of the monument vanished in the 19th century restorations of the church.

The inscription reads:

Sacred to the memory of

HENRIETTA FRANCES,

the beloved wife of John Bridgeman Simpson Esq.

whose grief for her early loss, can only be alleviated
by the consciousness that for virtue like hers,

the gates of the grave shall open
unto Life eternal!