Barnby-in-the-Willows
All Saints

Monuments and Memorials

Chancel

South wall

On the south chancel wall is a good decorated monument to Mary Sharpe, with bust over, c.1742:

Near this Place lies interred
The Body of MARY SHARPE daughter
of GEORGE SHARPE of BARNBY
Esq Who died April ye 1st 174-,
Aged 24, Her Amiable Manners,
generous Principles and truly
Christian [...] duty procured Her
while living Universal Love &
Esteem and must draw Respect
on her Memory and Tears on her
Grave from all who were once
Happy on knowing so fair a Pattern
of Honor, Virtue, and Religion.

To the west of this monument is one to Elizabeth Withers (1817):

To perpetuate the Memory of
ELIZABETH, late Wife of
THOMAS WITHERS, of Newark,
who died 26 Oct. 1817,
aged 20 years.
Their Infant Son THOMAS,
who lived 10 days,
was buried at the same time.
Blessed are the peace makers,
for they shall be called
the Children of GOD!

Nearby is a monument commemorating Major Charles Platt (1943). He is buried in the war cemetery at Aleppo, Syria.

IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
CHARLES JOHN FREDERICK PLATT, MAJOR.
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
FEBRUARY 4TH 1943.
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM.

North wall

At the east end of the north wall is a brass plaque to the memory of Lieutenant Christopher Chowler Gilbert of the 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). He was the youngest son of Edward and Emily Gilbert of Barnby House and has no known grave.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER CHOWLER GILBERT,
YOUNGEST SON OF EDWARD AND EMILY GILBERT
AGED 32 YEARS.
LIEUT.  DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S REGIMENT.
WAS WOUNDED IN DARDANELLES NOV. 1915.
HAD COMMAND OF HIS COMPANY IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME.
FELL WHILE LEADING HIS MEN INTO ACTION SEPT. 29TH 1916.
HIS BODY RESTS IN A SOLDIER’S GRAVE IN FRANCE.
“TILL HE COME.”

At the west end of the north wall are two plaques. The easternmost is in memory of the children of Henry and Eliza Gilbert. The westernmost monument is to Thurston George Grocok and his wife (1938):

In affectionate memory of Susan M. Drill
who died at Garderwale Ireland, April 13, 1869
aged 31. Prior Gilbert at Algiers Decbr 18
1872 aged 21 and Harry Gilbert at
Barnby Manor, Octbr 27, 1873 aged 31. All
dear children of Henry and Eliza Gilbert.
In hope

IN
MEMORY OF
THURSTON GEORGE GROCOCK
AND HIS WIFE
ELIZABETH

1938

West wall

The north-west section of the wall has a slate wall tablet with head carved in relief to George and Thomas Sharpe, c.1686, with a similar tablet to Thomas and Winefrid Sharpe, c.1704, on the south-west section of the wall. 

Near here lyeth the Body of
GEORGE SHARPE, Student of
the Middle Temple Gent; Eldest
Son of MR THOMAS SHARPE,  He
died May ye 17th: 1686, aged 26 years.
And also the Body of MR THOMAS
SHARPE Student of Merton Col
lege in Oxford Eldest Son of ye Said
Mr George Sharp by Elizabeth
His Wife, He died Unmarried
Decbr ye 15th: 1702 Aged 19 years
Beati Mortui qui in Domino moriuntur
Hoc Viduant quo Mater pia perdolens
Erecit ELIZABETHA.

In this Ally lye the Bodies of
THOMAS SHARPE GENT: &
WINIFRID His Wife by whom
He had three Sons and two daugh
ters Viz: George and Thomas both
married MATTHEW, ELIZABETH
& WINIFRID died Young, all which
lye Interred near this place. He died,
Augt 13th 1704 Aged 71. Winefrid
His wife surviving him died ye 28th
of ye following April aged 68 years.
Ut Vicarunt pie decesscrant.
Hoc posuit Scriptum Nepos
GEORGIUS SHARPE ARMIG

Above the slate tablet to George and Thomas Sharpe is another to Edward Dove Senior who died in 1698:

HERE LYETH BVRYED THE BODY OF
MR EDWARD DOUE SENR WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE FEBRVARY YE 18: 1698
IN THE 78TH YEARE OF HIS AGE

Sanctuary

In the Sanctuary, behind the altar rails, are set four floor stones, including one to George Sharpe who died in 1729:

Here Lyeth
Interr’d GEO. SHARPE, Esqr. Son
of GEO. SHARPE, Gent by Eliz
his Wife who died Sept. ye 19th
1729 Aged 72 he left Issue two
Daughters and resteth in Certain
hope of a Resurrection in Christ

Tower

Under the wooden floor of the bell-ringers' chamber in the tower is a medieval grave slab with a demi-effigy of a praying woman.