Screveton
St Wilfrid

Monuments and Memorials

The Whalley memorial

The most significant monument held in the church is the monument to Richard Whalley, his three wives and 25 children. It is located on the ground floor of the tower, having been moved there from the chancel in 1881. Made from alabaster, the tomb dates from 1583. It shows the effigy of Richard Whalley with his feet on a whale and his head on whale's head, the family's crest. On the tomb, each wife is shown with her children in the panels behind her.

The inscription on the tomb reads:

Behold his Wives were number three :
Two of them died in right good fame :
The Third this Tomb erected she,
For him who well deserv'd the same.
Both for his life and Godly end,
Which all that knows must needs commend:
And they that knows not, yet may see,
A worthy Whalleye loe was he.
Since time brings all things to an end,
Let us our selves applye,
And learn by this our faithful friend,
That here in Tombe doth lye,
To fear the Lord, and eke beholde
The fairest is but dust and Mold:
For as we are, so once was he :
And as he ys, so must we be.
Upper section
of monument

Effigy of

Sir Richard Whalley

Detail of Sir Richard

Whale at Sir
Richard's feet
Lower section
of monument
First wife, Lora
and their 5 children
Second wife, Ursula
and their 13 children
Third wife, Barbara
and their 7 children

Mural monument to Margaret Peniston Whalley (1675)

Hic jacet MARGARETA
PENISTONE WHALLEY Armigeri
Necnon servientis ad pacem Regis
D’ni CAROLI secondi
Electiq.primi Burgensis Burgi de NEWARKE
duper erecti maiore Aldermannis ipsoq.
Shaftburiensi cancellario contra conantibus
uxor Charissima
Georgi IRELAND filii et heredis
THOMAE IRELAND de Bewsey
Equitis Aurati
Filia unica
Quae quidem MARGARETA ex conjugo suo jam
Moestissimo quatuour suscepit filias quarum Ia
Maria et 2a PENISTON infantili actate obiere
prima hic sepulta altua apud Crofton Lancast. 3a Eliz
Et 4a MARGARET etiam nu supersunt matre pie lugentes
Quae certa Spe in Xto resurgendi post vitam DEO pia
Regi Ecclesiaeq fidam amicis benignam, Charitatis
Oceribus insignem tum suis tum omnibus maxime
desideratam plena coronae justitiae fide transacta animam
Pie et placide JESU DEO salvatori reddidit Sept 10
1675 Annum agens aetatis suae quinquagesimum
2. Tim. 4.7.8

Monument to Margaret, daughter of Peniston Whalley (1680)

Vnder the midle of ye altar by her beloved

Mother lyeth Margaret dearest Daughter

of Peniston Whalley Esqr, the Entirely

Loving Wife of Tho. Hall, Rectr of this

Church, from whose Endeared Embraces she

was Taken in ye Beauty of Her Age (Dec. 10

1680, AEtat. 24) Leaving him ye comfortable hop'

of a Joy full Meeting where All Teares shall be

Wiped Away, with the Blessing of a Fair

Fortune for their Fairer Issue, son Ireland,

Daughters Mar'gret and Whalley. A person

She was of Prudent, Charitable, Louley

Conuersation, of Material Piety, Before

Her Death Professing Her True Faith,

Penitance and Charity, & Having Received

Absolution And yChristian Viaticum With

Her Expiring Breath She Chearfully said

Lord Jesus Receive my Soul— Into Thy Hands

O Lord I comend my--------

2 Reu. 12.

Monument to Mary Thoroton (1753)

TO THE MEMORY OF MARY
DAUGHTER OF Sr RICHARD LEVETT Kt MERCHANT OF LONDON
WHO DIED 5TH APRIL, 1753
SHE WAS FIRST MARRIED TO ABRAHAM BLACKBORNE OF LONDON
AND HAD ISSUE TWO SONS
LEVETT AND ABRAHAM
AFTERWARDS SHE WAS ESPOUSED
TO
THOMAS THOROTON ESQ OF SCREVETON
BY WHOM SHE HAD ONE SON
THOMAS THOROTON
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN FILIAL GRATITUDE
BY HER SONS
LEVETT AND ABRAHAM BLACKBORNE.

Tablet at west end to Admiral Sutton (1817)

To the memory of
Admiral Evelyn Sutton
Who departed this life XI June MDCCCXVII
Aged LXIX Years
And whose remains are deposited near to this place
Also in the same vault
Roosilia
Widow of Admiral Evelyn Sutton
Who died IV January MDCCCXXIX
Aged LXXVII years.

John Hall monument

John Hall, Gentleman
Youngest son of
Henry & Mary Hall
Late of Screveton
Bequeathed Twenty Pounds to this Parish
January 21st 1833
And Directed that on Christmas Day,
In the Church, the interest be given in bread
To the poor for ever
The churchwardens and overseers
Of the poor, for the timebeing,
Are left in trust.

South Aisle

Next to the piscina is the Book of Remembrance with names of people who have had their ashes buried in the Garden of Remembrance.

This is kept in a glass cabinet with the following dedication:

TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES PARKER DAVIES R.A.P.C.
AGED 25 YEARS
KILLED AT THE SIEGE OF MALTA G.C.
BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY NEE PULMAN.

To the west of this, is a plaque:

IN MEMORY OF
THE CREWS OF THE TWO ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE MID-AIR COLLISION
ABOVE SCREVETON AT 16.30 HOURS ON FRIDAY APRIL 14TH 1944

AVRO LANCASTER MARK I. SERIAL NUMBER W4103
OF
NO 5 GROUP
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND
ROYAL AIR FORCE SYERSTON
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
J17320 F/O H.H. RICHARDSON DF, RCAF PILOT
415800 P/O P.W. LAIDLER RAAF PILOT
140864 F/O P.W.R. HOLES NAVIGATOR
151768 F/O D.W. MCRUER BOMB AIMER
1822275 Sgt H.E. HERBERT FLIGHT ENGINEER
1800248 Sgt G.R.B. ASPINALL WIRELESS OPERATOR
1869475 Sgt  F.W. EDWARDS AIR GUNNER
1892933 Sgt V.C.W. GOULDSTONE AIR GUNNER
1677803 AC (2) S. STOKOE (PILOT UNDER TRAINING)

AIRSPEED OXFORD MARK I. SERIAL NUMBER CB415
NO.93 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT
NO. 7 GROUP
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND
ROYAL AIR FORCE WYMESWOLD
LEICESTERSHIRE
120119 F/Lt. S.A. HAWKINS PILOT
160921 P/O B.H. DENNIS PILOT