Annesley Old Church
|Boundary wall on the
west side of the
| Southern part of
|Grave markers to members
of the Chaworth-Musters family
|Grave marker to
The churchyard covers an area of 0.25 ha. The church is situated in the southern half of the churchyard with burials on all sides.
One of the most distinctive grave markers is one commemorating members of the Chaworth-Musters family. The marble monument is in the form of a pyramid of stones with an anchor resting against them. The inscription on the base reads:
|Mary Ann Chaworth,
the only daughter of John George Musters
and wife of Horatio Packe, R.N.,
was born Jan. 12, 1832 and died, at Brighton, Jan. 30, 1881.
She was buried in the Cemetery there, and this inscription
is placed to her memory by her affectionate brother, John Chaworth Musters.
In affectionate remembrance of
GEORGE CHAWORTH MUSTERS,
Commander R.N., Traveller and Explorer
in unknown latitudes of South America
He married Herminia, only daughter of Charles Williams, Esqr,
of Sucre, & died Jany. 25th, 1879, aged 37, leaving three daughters.
"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep."
JOHN CHAWORTH MUSTERS
who erected this memorial of his Brother and Sister,
was born at Wiverton the 9th of January 1838 and married in 1859
the eldest daughter of HENRY SHERBROOKE, of Oxton,
by whom he left 3 sons and 2 daughters,
He died at Aumont in France, November 17th, 1887, aged 49,
and lies buried at Langar in his Native County.
"Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter is home from the hill."
Also of CAROLINE ANN, wife of the above
JOHN CHAWORTH MUSTERS
died at Wiverton February 1st 1912 aged 70.
|PATRICIUS C. CHAWORTH-MUSTERS
Lieut 1st Battalion 60th Rifles, aged 26.
PHILIP M. CHAWORTH-MUSTERS, M.C.
Captn Royal Field Artillery, aged 22.
ROBERT CHAWORTH-MUSTERS, M.C.
Captn 12th Battalion 60th Rifles, aged 22.
Died for their Country in the Great War, 1914-1918
First, Fourth & Fifth Sons of
JOHN PATRICIUS CHAWORTH-MUSTERS
of Annesley Park.
A certain number of gravestones and memorials have been removed to the new
Burial Ground, situated near Annesley Cutting, to the west of the New All Saints
The Kirkby and District Conservation Society has prepared an inventory of
the gravestones and this document is held by the Secretary.