Hawton
All Saints

Monuments and Memorials

Medieval Monuments

Robert de Compton (Snr)

The casement of the brass of the first Sir Robert de Compton who died in 1308 is under the tower. This Robert de Compton is probably the father of the Robert de Compton whose effigy is in the chancel.

Robert de Compton (Jnr)

The effigy laid in an elaborately carved recess is believed to be of Sir Robert de Compton. Click here for further description and photographs.

Robert de Gunthorpe

A floor stone near the north door bears an inscription in Lombardic capitals:

ROBERT DE GUNTHORPE GIST ICI,
DE SA ALME DEUS EVT MERCI

A brass of two kneeling figures and a shield of arms, formerly affixed to the slab have disappeared.

Post-reformation Floor Monuments

Under the tower is a floor stone with a brass plate in memory of Anne Bowling who died in 1790

Also under the tower is a small brass plate inscribed:

Johus fillus quintus Thomas Halgh de Wygtoft generos

The tomb of Robert Waldron, a 17th to 18th century rector of the church, along with several of his children, is located under the tower.

There are other floor stones under the tower, which appear to be 18th century, but as this area is used for storage, access is difficult.

Nearby is a floor stone in memory of William Deeping who died in 1835 and his daughter, Mary who died, aged 4, in 1825.

In the north aisle there are floor stones to the Holden family: Alexander (d1769) and Mary (d1746).

Floor stones in the south aisle are to William and Mary Sampey (d1791) and John Deeping (d1794). There are other floor stones in the south aisle but they are too worn to identify.

Wall Monuments

Alexander Holden and Family

On the north wall there is an elaborate memorial to the Holden family, dated 1769.

To the Memory of
ALEXANDER HOLDEN Esqr third Son of SAMUEL and MARY HOLDEN,
of Aston upon Trent in the County of Derby, who by an Assiduous
and Successful Application to Business, having greatly Improved
the small Fortune of a younger Brother; was enabled to retire
early in Life to the enjoyment of an Estate which he purchased
in this Place; and Died at Newark the place of his Residence
May 1st 1769, in the 89th Year of his Age.

Here likewise are Deposited the Remains of
MARY; daughter of ROBERT and MARY ATKINSON of Newark;
who was Wife of the above ALEXANDER HOLDEN
and Died Novr 12th 1745, in the 46th Year of her Age.

Also
MARY, daughter of the above ALEXANDER and MARY HOLDEN
who Died January 11th 1747, in the 22d Year of her Age;
and ATKINSON HOLDEN their second Son who Died in his Infancy.

Robert Holden

A rectangular plaque inscribed:

Near this place are deposited
the remains of
ROBERT HOLDEN ESQR.
who died the 25th of April 1808
in the 86th year of his age.

His long life was one continued scene
of Goodness, Philanthropy and Piety.
Whilst he lived, he acquired universal
respect;
his death called forth the regret of all.
In conformity to the dictates of truth,
and in token of gratitude and affection,
this Stone is inscribed by his cousin
ROBERT HOLDEN

Other members of the Holden family

Other wall memorials to the Holden family are to: another Robert (d1872) and the Rev Alexander Atkinson Holden, rector of the parish for seven years, who died in 1882.