Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

300° view of Hennock from
the top of the Church Tower

© 2014 D Baker

Monumental Inscriptions at St Mary's, Hennock

From inside the Church and of those Old Graves where the inscription is legible

The Inscriptions on many of the older graves are now sadly unreadable.
For those older graves whose inscription is legible I will place a photograph and transcription where possible otherwise there will just be a photograph. I do not intend to put photographs of any modern graves on this site.
This page contains two sections: The memorials inside the Church and those in the Church Yard.
I will start with those on the walls of the church, then those older ones on the floor and lastly those in the Church Yard.
More photos and transcriptions will be added as time permits.

Inside the Church

IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET, WIFE OF THE REV. JOHN HILL, VICAR OF HENNOCK, WHO DIED ON THE 18th OF JULY, 1824, AGED 67.
AND OF THE REV. JOHN HILL, A.M. 53 YEARS VICAR OF THIIS PARISH, WHO DIED ON THE 2nd OF APRIL 1828, AGED 77.
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN, CAROLINE MARGARET, WHO DIED 25th FEBRUARY, 178O.
CHARLES ABRAHAM, MIDSHIPMAN R.N. SUPPOSED LOST IN A TENDER BELONGING TO H.M.S. MINOTAUR, IN THE YEAR 18O1 AGED 19.
ALSO OF MARGARET HILL, SISTER OF THE REV. JOHN HILL, WHO DIED 8th DEC 1833, AGED 79.
ALSO OF LIEUT. FREDERICK C. HILL, R.N. SON OF THE REV. JOHN AND MARGARET HILL, WHO DIED AT ARACHAT, NOVA SCOTIA, MAY 14th 1834.
john_hill
NE Corner
col_hill
North Wall above the Rood Screen

TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT COL. JOHN HUMPHREY EDWARD HILL, C.B.
LATE OF THE 23rd REGT, ROYAL WELSH FUSILEERS,
ELDEST SON OF THE REV. JOHN HILL,
FORMERLY VICAR OF THIS PARISH.
THIS GALLANT OFFICER COMMENCED HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN 1796, IN H.M. 23rd REGT OF FOOT, AND SHARED IN THE RENOWN, THAT DISTINGUISHED CORPS ACQUIRED IN EGYPT, THE PENINSULA, AMERICA, AND LASTLY AT WATERLOO, ON WHICH MEMORABLE DAY HE WAS DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED BY A GRAPE SHOT IN THE SHOULDER, WHILST LEADING THE BRAVE FUSILEERS TO VICTORY.
THE 4th PORTUGUESE REGT OF CACADORES, WHICH HE FORMED, WAS COMMANDED BY HIM IN SEVERAL OF THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGNS, IN WHICH HIS ZEAL AND ABILITY WERE SO EMINENTLY CONSPICUOUS, AS TO OBTAIN FOR HIM MANY HONORABLE MARKS OF DISTINCTION FROM HIS OWN AND FOREIGN SOVEREIGNS.
HAVING FOR SOME YEARS RETIRED FROM THE. ARMY, HE WAS IN THE ENJOYMENT OF THE SOCIETY OF AN AFFECTIONATE FAMILY, AND AN EXTENSIVE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: AND HIS DISCHARGE OF ALL THE RELATIONS OF LIFE WAS AS EXEMPLARY, AS HIS CONDUCT IN THE FIELD HAD BEEN GLORIOUS.
HE DIED SUDDENLY,
ON THE 21st OF JANUARY, 1838,
AGED 59 YEARS.

IN A VAULT
WITHOUT THE CHURCH, ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF Wm. HILL, Esq R.N. POST CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL NAVY, AND SON OF THE REV. JOHN HILL, MANY YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH, WHO HAVING SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH DISTINCTION IN ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE, AT THE GLORIOUS VICTORY OF TRAFALGAR, AND OTHER MEMORABLE ACTIONS OF THE LAST WAR, DIED AFTER A FEW HOURS ILLNESS THE 4th OF JAN 1840, AGED 56. BELOVED RESPECTED AND LAMENTED.
ALSO OF ROSE PITT HILL, WIDOW OT THE ABOVE BORN 23rd MARCH 1784, DIED 26th FEB 1868.
AND OF MARGARET THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER, BORN 14th MARCH 1815, DIED 7th DEC 1867.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOHN HILL, OF EASTDON LANGPORT SOMERSET,
BORN JAN 3rd 1821, DIED FEB 28th 1887.
(INTERRED IN LANGPORT CHURCHTYARD)
MARY HILL BORN DEC 7th 1811, DIED JAN 5th 1892.
CAROLINE ROSE HILL, BORN FEB 22nd 1815, DIED JULY 20th 1905.
ELIZABETH JANE HILL, BORN NOV 22nd 1825, DIED JAN 26th 1903.
(INTERRED IN CHUDLEIGH CEMETERY)
THE CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND ROSE HILL, OF WOODHOUSE CHUDLEIGH.
hills
North Wall
milton
North Wall

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON
SAPPER A.G.MILTON.
KILLED IN ACTION AT ARRAS 26th JUNE 1918, AGED 30 YEARS.
ELDEST SON OF MR & MRS G MILTON
RIP
ROSEMOUNT HENNOCK


See also the War Memorial page

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR CHICHESTER Esq
OF STOKELAKE, WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 16th OF JULY 1869
AGED 84.
SINCERELY BELOVED AND DEEPLY
LAMENTED:
HE WAS M.P. FOR HONITON IN
1835-37: D.L. AND J.P.
"HE DID JUSTICE, LOVED MERCY,
AND WALKED HUMBLY WITH HIS GOD".
ALSO MARGARETTA
CAROLINE CHICHESTER,
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT STOKELAKE ON THE
9th OF OCTOBER, 1878,
AGED 91 YEARS.
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD
WHICH DIE IN THE
LORD!

chichester
North Wall
riley
South Wall

TO THE MEMORY OF THE
REVd. RICHARD RILEY,
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1874,
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND OF HIS SON RICHARD EDWARD,
FOUNDATION SCHOLAR OF JESUS COLLEGE
CAMBRIDGE . B.A . 1976. DIED 1883.

Sacred to the Memory
of CHARLES PINSENT of Pitt in this Parish Gent.
(whose remains are interred within this church)
He departed this Life the 16th day of January 1826,
Aged 59 Years.
highly and deservedly respected
for his benevolence and strict integrity.
Alfo (sic) of MARY Eldest daughter of the above,
who died 6th day of Nov 1830, aged 31 Years.
Also of MARY, Widow of the above named
Charles Pinsent, who departed this life June 20th 1844,
Aged 72 Years.

pinsent
South Wall
wills
South Wall in the side chapel

THIS CHURCH WAS RESTORED
AD 1874
IN MEMORY OF JAMES AND GEORGE WILLS,
DEARLY LOVED AND ONLY SONS OF
JAMES AND MARY ELIZABETH WILLS
LATE OF KELLY, IN THIS PARISH
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"NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE"
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ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLS FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1888
AGED 70
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ALSO
MARY ELIZABETH WILLS
RELICT OF JAMES WILLS
WHO DIED FEB 13th 1889
AGED 73

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR JANE.
WIFE OF
JOHN KENDAL, Esq,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
IN THE FAITH AND FEAR OF GOD
ON THE 8th DAY OF MAY 1862,
IN THE 47th YEAR OF HER AGE.

kendal
East Wall in the south side chapel

 

In the Church Yard

A photo of each old Tomb and Tombstone will be added as time permits.
Located

Inscription here