Greasley St Mary

Monuments and Memorials


Tower SW corner

Sir Robert Sutton.
Improprietor 1727

Tower NW corner

Two monuments with inscriptions:
Lord Viscount Melborne. Improprietor 1832
R. Jackson, W. Jackson. Churchwardens.
Rev. M. Latoure Vicar
A. Jackson, G. Gelsthorpe, Churchwardens 1813.
The Charities Board

Nave SW corner

Stone cartouche

Marble inset in stone

To the glory of God
Earl Cowper the Duke of Rutland and Messrs. Barber Walker & Co.
Defrayed the cost of the restoration of this church AD 1896
The Rev. Rodolph Baron von Hube Vicar
M.E. Wild
Wm. George. Churchwardens.
Metal plaque
Here lyeth the body of
his wife who departed this life
the 31st day of ? 1712 in the
22nd year of his age.

South Aisle

Between the Baptistry and Servant windows

Christopher and Hannah Rolleston Memorial

Christopher and Hannah Rolleston MonumentMarble with coat of arms of Rolleston top and bottom. The inscription reads as follows:

Near this place Remain
The bodys of Christopher Rolleston
Of Watnall Esq and Hannah his Wife
Daughter of Samuel Holden of Aston
In the County of Derby Esq
She departed this Life on the 29th April 1725
In the 59th year of her Age
He dyed on the 21st March ?
In the 67th year of his Age
They had issue Lancelot Mary Hannah
Christopher Frances Edward Robert
Elizabeth John & Thomas
Of which are living
John, Frances & Lancelot who out of
A Gratefull Respect to his Parents
Erected this Monument
Ann. Dom. 1749

Here also Lye the Bodies of
Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall
Esq. and Rosamund his Wife
One of the daughters and
Coheirs of Daniel Greenwood
Doctor of Physick by whom
He had one Son Lancelot who
Dyed young. He departed this Life
April the 27th 1751 Aged 57.

Christopher and Ann Rolleston Memorial

Black marble surround, white marble inset.

Sacred to the Memory of
Of Watnall Esq.
Second son of
The Revd. John Rolleston,
And Dorothy his Wife;
He died April 3rd 1807;
Aged 67
Also to the Memory of
Relict of Christopher Rolleston Esq.
She died February 14th 1809;
Aged 60
Also to the Memory of
Ann Rolleston
Daughter of
Christopher and Anne Rolleston
Who died February 16th 1813
Aged 36.

Between the Servant and Harrison windows

Caroline Rolleston Memorial

Caroline Rolleston MemorialSet high up between the windows

Classical urn with drape in white marble on black slate (?) support, above white marble base containing the following:

To the Memory of
Wife of Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall Esq.
And daughter of
Sir. George Chetwynd Bart. Of Grendon Hall
In the County of Warwick
She died March 10th 1844
Aged 57 years.

Also in memory of
Son of Lancelot and Caroline Rolleston
He died March 26th 1826
Aged 14 years.

Lancelot Rolleston Memorial

Lancelot and Dorothy Rolleston MemorialSet below Caroline Rolleston Memorial (above)

White marble and green slate ( two side pieces missing)

Sacred to the memory
of Lancelot Rolleston Esq.
of Watnall
in the County of Nottingham
Eldest son of
The Revd. John Rolleston A.M. (sic)
And Dorothy his Wife;
He departed this life
The 25th April 1802
Aged 65
Eric Rowley Memorial

Eric Rowley MemorialSet beneath Rolleston memorials (above)

Modern gold plastic on light oak.

A lifelong worshipper in
This church he loved
And faithfully served
As chorister (63 years), Crucifer (50 years)
PCC secretary (23 years) and Treasurer (29 years).
Beyond this Church he also served for many years on the
Deanery Synod, as Deanery Treasurer, and was a member
of Bishop’s Council and other Diocesan committees.
John and Dorothy Rolleston Memorial

John and Dorothy Rolleston MemorialWhite marble urn on white marble and green slate.

Sacred to the Memory
of the Revd. John Rolleston, M.A.
XLI years the worthy conscientious Minis
of Aston in the County of Derby
The fourth and last surviving son of
Christopher Rolleston Esq of Watnall
in the County of Nottingham
and of Hannah his wife
the daughter of Samuel Holden Esq of Aston
He married
Dorothy the youngest daughter
Of Robert Burdett Esq of Foremark
In the County of Derby
And had issue by her
Six sons and one daughter.
He died June 13th 1770
Aged Sixty five.
This small tribute to his Memory and worth
is paid by his truly affectionate
and sorrowful Widow.

Also to the Memory
of Dorothy Rolleston, Widow of
The Revd. John Rolleston M.A.
who died the 26th Oct. 1794
in the 79th Year
of her Age.

South aisle SE corner

Lancelot Rolleston Memorial

Lancelot Rolleston MemorialWhite marble, curved broken pediment, coat of arms in between niche containing bust of Lancelot Rolleston (?). Head of Putti with wings beneath the memorial plaque.

In memory of Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall
in ye County of Nottingham Esq.
who was one of ye Branches of the family of the
Rollestons of Rolleston in Staffordshire. Hee married One of the
Daughters of GEORGE POOLE of HEGE on the County of Darby Esq.
With whom Hee Liv’d very happily many years until his Death
And for his knowne and Steddy Loyalty to his PRINCE
he was made High Sheriff of this County in the yeare 1682.

A Gent: Generally belov’d in his Country
but especially by his particular acquaintance
Hee was a great Lover of the Person
yet once he Contracted friendship wth
And not given to Change
His carriage was affable and his Conversation Ingenious
and pleasant very Courteous & Friendly to his Neighbours & Charitable
to all that he knew in want
Hee Dyed in the yeare 1685 in the 35th Yeare of his Age
Making his loving Cousen Edwd. Rolleston of Toynton
in ye County of Lincoln: Esq.
His Executor: Who erected this Monument.

Lancelot and Eleanor Rolleston Memorial

White marble rectangular plaque on grey marble.

Sacred to the memory of
Daughter of CAPTAIN NICHOLAS R.N. Colonel of the Nottinghamshire
(Sherwood Foresters) Militia, Chairman of
Quarter Sessions, and from 1837 to 1849
Member in Three Successive Parliaments
for the Southern Division of this County.
He Died 18th May 1862, aged 76.

Also to the Memory of his wife
ROBERT FRASER ESQ. of Torbreck, Inverness,
and of LADY ANNE his wife
Daughter of JAMES 8th EARL of LAUDERDALE,
who died 2nd June 1894.

North Aisle

North Aisle NE corner

Two Memorials

White marble on black marble shaped background, urn with snake handles, one missing:

In Memory of Anne
The Wife
And Eldest Daughter of
Who died March 5th 1824
aged 21.

Immediately below this, a small brass plaque on oak:

Sacred to the Memory of
of Lamb Close House,
He died at Wurtzburg in Germany
3rd April 1857, aged 79 years.

North aisle

Von Hube Memorial

Von Hube MonumentWhite marble obelisk.

Sacred to the memory of
Vicar of this Parish 1866-1907,
Who died November 23rd 1910
Aged 83 years.
Also of his Beloved Wife
Who died December 12th 1909.
Aged 85 years.
Marble Plaque

Immediately below the previous, a rectangular white marble plaque on black.

This tablet was erected by the
Old Sunday school scholars & friends
As a token of love and respect
Was unveiled by
June 23rd 1914.
Rev. Douglas Wood M.A. Vicar
Robert Sanderson Treass.
Edgar Bolton
Albert E. Saxton Secs.

North aisle NW corner

Millington Memorial

Millington MemorialLarge white marble monument

Near this place are deposited the Remains of
his wife. He died the second of April 1703, and She
departed this life the 22nd of August 1741.
They had Issue GILBERT, who died the 14th of
May 1694 Aged 14, ELIZABETH married to THOMAS
HOLDEN M.A. Rector of Aston in the County of
Derby, and ALETHEIA, their only surviving Daughter
Relict of CHARLES SAVILE of Methley in the
County of York Esq. by whom this Monument
was erected to the Memory out of filial
Regard & gratitude in the year 1744.


North window sill

Two Memorials

Small black metal plaque

Here lyeth Interred Gilbert ye only son of
Gilbert Millington of Felley Esq. who died
Ye 14th day of May 1694 in ye 14th year of his Age.

Adjacent on the same sill a brass shield with an obliterated coat-of-arms in memory of the wife of Richard Bingham.

Thoroton Transactions Volume II 1907 p 41 states of this:

…and a small brass plate on the cill of one of the chancel windows bearing the following inscription, which it may be well to put on record:- ‘Hic jacet Helena qui fuit uxor Rici Bingham militis unus justicarum de Banco dni regis qui obit xii die mensis ffebruarii ao dni Millium ccccxiviii Cui aie ppiciet dues an.’ There is a brass shield beside it, but the arms are quite worn off. Ralph Rolleston second son of James Rolleston. Esq., of Lea Co. Derby married in the time of Queen Elisabeth Margaret, elder daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard Bingham, of Watnall Chaworth, by Anne his wife, sister and c-heir of Sir Nicholas Strelley of Linby, and thus acquired the manor of Watnall Chaworth, which has ever since continued to be the seat and property of the Rolleston family.

South wall to east of the Beauvale window.

Three plaques fixed to wall

A slate panel.

In memory of Ann the wife of the Rev. W. Wright
Vicar of this Parish who died April 19, 1762 aged 41.
Also the infants their children out of whose issue
still live John Elizabeth and William.
A little family in heaven we hope they make
in bliss or happiness in Jesus sake.

Here also lies the body of John
son of the Rev. W. Wright and Ann his wife
who died February 4th 1767 aged 23 years.

And also the body of the above Rev. William Wright
who died May 3rd 1776 in the 60th year of his age.

Mansell MemorialBelow the above is a marble panel set onto a marble background.

Sacred to the Memory of
the Rev. John Mansell M.A.
Vicar of Greasley
who died August 27, 1797
aged LXXII years.

Also of Mary his wife
who died May13th 1797
aged LXV years.

Smedley MemorialBelow this is another marble plaque.

To the Glory of God and in
memory of
William Henry Smedley
died November 22nd 1995.
A chorister of this Church for over
70 years.
Two further plaques

To the right of the above line of plaques are two metal plaques which are difficult to read.

John cooper ?? and Grasly
departed this life on
the 10th VI DCCXIVII aged 80

Sacred to the memory of the Rev. John Hides
Vicar of Greasley and
51 years Minister of the parish
who departed this life August 12, 1865 age 77 years.

Also of Mary his wife
who died February 27 1859 in her 75th year.
Psalm 8: And noe Lord what is my hope in thee.

Vicar’s Vestry

Smedley MemorialBronze plaque.

To the Glory of God
and in memory of
Born 28.1.1876. Died 11.7.1961.
Born 6.1.1877. Died 12.11.1962
And THOMAS CECIL their son
Born 9.2.1903. Died 10.1.1930.
This vestry was given by their surviving children