Hartshead Churchyard Transcription Page 2 Section 2B:
Grave No 31
Here was interred the body of
William son of Joseph Rouse of Hightown. who departed
25th day of November 1756 in the 31st year of his age
In the midst of life we are in death
As you may plainly see
Then think of that whilst you are here
That you may happy be
Both old and young while you are here
Upon your Saviour call
And beg for his assisting grace
That he may save you all.
Grave No 32
To the Memory of Mary Pilling,
the wife of William Pilling. Canal Lodge. Mirfield. who
this life on the 4th day February 1827 aged 51 years
Having employed the time assigned to her mortal life in the uniform practice of every domestic
virtue and beneficence.
Rest here bright gem amidst thy children dear,
For whom indeed thou had'st shed a many tear,
Till raised with them at great jehovas voice,
You meet again, forever to rejoice.
Also the above named William Pilling, who departed this life on the 29th day of February 1848
in the 83rd year of his age.
The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised.
Grave No 33
Here lieth interred the body of
John Pilling IV of Kirklees Mill who departed this life
on the 9th
day of August in the 38th year of his age. A.D 1738.
Also here lies the body of Elizabeth the wife of the above mentioned. John Pilling who
departed this life on the 5th day of April 1782 in the 77th year of her age.
Grave No 34
In Memory of Ann daughter of
Peter and Ann Reed of Clifton. Who died on June 8th 1816
Also John Jackson of Hartshead. Who died on July 13th 1896. Aged 63 years.
Also Jane wife of the above. Who died on April 14th 1904. Aged 71 years.
Grave No 35
In Memory of Judith Sykes wife of
Joshua Sykes of Clifton who died on the 21st of August
in the 82nd year of her age 1864.
Therefore he ye also read.
Grave No 36
In Memory of Joshua Whiteley of
Clifton who died on the 25th of April 1850 aged 54 years
Also Caroline daughter of the above Joshua Whitley who died on the 12th day of February 1892 aged 39 years.
Also Peter son of the above Joshua Whiteley who died on the 18th of June 1897 aged 50 years.
Grave No 37
In Memory of Hannah, wife of
Joseph Medley, who died the 20th day of April 1828 aged
Also John Medley who died on the 12th day April 1855.(and was interred at Crooks Church Sheffield) aged 73 years.
Also Hannah wife of the above John Medley who died on the 17th June 1861 aged 76 years.
Grave No 38
In Memory of John Ashley Surgeon
of Hightown who died on the 25th of July 1873 aged 89
Also Eliza wife of John Ashley of Liversedge. Died 1st April 1870 aged 60 years.
In Memory of John, only son of John and Eliza Ashley of Liversedge who died 6th day of November 1856 aged 23 years.
In Memory of Ann, Second daughter of John and Eliza Ashley who died on the 8th day of
September 1850 aged 13 Years.
Grave No 39
Here lieth the body of Susanna
wife of John Pilling of Kirklees Mill. Who departed this
the 2nd day of February in the 60 year of her age 1705.
It is appointed only once to die, and after death succeed eternity
This life's no life which time doth Comprehend.
But that’s true life indeed which knows no end.
Also lies the body of James Lister, who departed this life on the 18th of September 1782 in the 22nd year of his age.
All you that do behold this stone,
And think how quickly I was gone,
Death to me no warning gave
But quickly brought me to my grave.
Grave No 40
Sacred to the memory of Joseph
Sidney Pilling son of William Pilling of Mirfield who
died on the
29th day of March 1806 aged 10 years.
Pause here and think, a monitory rhyme.
Demands one moment of thy fleeting time, consult lifes silent clock thy bounding vien !
Seems it to say health here as long to reign,
Hast thou the vigour of thy youth and ere that hears delight,
A hart untaught to lie, yet fear youth oft when healthful and at ease.
Too fondly counts the day it never see's, and many tomb like Sidney's cries aloud mortal
prepare thee for an early shroud!.
Also William Hampden Pilling Died 22nd of June 1817 aged 19 years.
When age all patient and without regret
Lies down in peace and pays the general debt,
Tis weakness most unmanly to deplore
The death of those who relish life no more
But when fair youth that every promise gave
Sheds his sweet blossom in the blasting grave
All eyes overflow with many streaming tear
And each sad bosom here the sigh sincere
And also of Mary Pilling who died on the 5th August 1801 aged 19 month
In Memory of Mary Pilling who died on the 7th day of March 1864 aged 55 years.
Grave No 41
Beneath this tomb are interred
the remains of Mary wife of Edward Wilby of Dewbury
Moor.who died December 4th 1812 aged 40 years.
Also their children
Jonathan died April 29th 1801 aged 7 month.
George died September 2nd 1802 aged 5 years
Mary died February 20th 1804 aged 2 years
Richard Samuel died September 23rd 1813 aged 11 month
Also of the above mentioned Edward Wilby who departed this life August 29th 1820. In the 58th year of his age.
In Memory of Phoebe Senior Wilby daughter of the above named Edward and Mary Wilby
who departed this life at Oporto in the kingdom of Portugal on the 8th of May 1823. In the 18th year of her age.
And whose remains are interred No 73 in the British Burying Grounds of that city.
Grave No 42
John Kitson card maker of
Hightown who departed this life June 11th 1844 aged 36
Also Mary Jane oldest daughter of the above John Kitson who departed this life October 16th 1854 aged 16 years.
They who sleep in Jesus
Will God bring with him
Also Judith relict of the above John Kitson died August 9th 1882 aged 68 years.
Also Hannah youngest daughter of the above Judith Kitson died November 3rd 1911 aged 69 years.
Grave No 43
Joseph Walker of Hartshead died
February 8th 1821 aged 52 years. Mary his wife died
24th 1849 aged 78 years. Martha their daughter died January 28th 1830 aged 30 years. Henry
Walker their son died July 21st 1863 aged 63 years.
Grave No 44
Here Lyeth Interred the
body of William Child of Thornhill who departed this
life the 9th day of
June 63 years of his age A.D 1715.
Also Mary wife of the said William Child who died the 29th day March 1739 in the 74 year of her age.
Grave No 45
Here Lieth the body of Thomas Swift who departed this life 20th day of February and was buried the 27th day in the year of our Lord God Anno Dom 1660.
Grave No 46
In Affectionate Memory of Mary Caroline Wilby of Hartshead who died December 29th 1905 aged 87 years.
Grave No 47
Beneath this stone was interred
the remains of Jonathan Wilby of Hartshead who departed
this life February 22nd 1805 in the 82 year of his age.
Also Samuel Wilby of Dewsbury Grandson of the above who departed this life May 23rd 1851 aged 61 years.
Also Margaret who departed this life June 8th 1855 aged 61 years wife of the above Samuel Wilby.
Grave No 48
In Loving Memory of George
son of Henry Wilby of Hartshead who departed this life
November 30th 1794 in the 9th year of his age.
Also Henry Wilby Father of the above who departed this life on the 24th day March 1834 In the 84th year of his age.
Likewise Christianna; wife of the above mentioned Henry Wilby who departed this life on the 9th day of March 1836 in the 79 year of her age.
Both of Hartshead they married at this place of worship Anno Domini 1778.
Much respected while living and lamented in death.
In Memory of Alfred Nash Wilby of Heckmondwike who died December 11th 1899. Aged 66 years.
Also Joseph Richard Wilby of Holmfirth formerly of Hartshead. Born 7th January 1822: Died 13th February 1900.
Grave No 49
Beneath this tomb lie the remains
of Martha wife of Joseph Wilby of Hartshead who departed
this life on July 15th 1815 aged 24 years.
Also their two sons who died in their infancy.
At the foot of this stone lies the remains of James son of the above who died December 14th 1826 Aged 11 years.
Also Edward Henry Son of Joseph and Sarah Naylor Wilby. Who died October 8th 1835 aged 1
year 6 month.
Also John Arthur son of the above Joseph and Sarah Naylor Wilby who died November 28th 1856 aged 68 years.
Also George William son of the above Joseph and Sarah Naylor Wilby who died September
17th 1851 aged 21 years.
Also Sarah Naylor Wilby relict of the above Joseph Wilby who died April 4th 1895 aged 79 years.
Weep not for me my children dear.
Whom I have left behind.
You have caused me many a tear.
I hope in heaven to find.
Grave No 50
Edward the son of Joshua and Mary
Jackson of Hartshead who departed this life January 13th
1792 aged 8 month.
Also Sally daughter of the above who died December 27th 1822 in the 18th year of her age.
Likewise Mary daughter of the above who departed this life January 27th 1830 aged 27 years
Likewise Joshua Jackson who departed this life the 21st day of March 1831 aged 59 years.
Likewise Edward son of John and Sarah Jackson of Hartshead who died August 17th 1831.
aged 10 month
Also Sarah the wife of John above mentioned who departed this life September 13th aged 23 years.
Grave No 51
Ann wife of George Hemingway who
died May 26 1862 aged 42 years
Also the above George Hemingway who died January 11th 1877 aged 63 years.
Grave No 52
Sacred to the memory of Alice the
granddaughter of John Hemingway of Hightown who departed
this life May 22nd 1842 aged 2 years and 8 month.
Also Catherina the wife of John Hemingway who died September 1st 1843 aged 64 years.
Farewell my children sleeping here
My death you know my gave you see
Therefore prepare to follow me
Also the above named John Hemingway who died February 22nd 1867. In the 90th year of his age
in memory of Thomas the son of James and Martha Hemingway of Hightown who died October 14th 1857 aged 3 years 3 month
Also Edward Wilkinson their son who died December 28th 1863 aged 17 years.
Grave No 53
In Memory of Richard Goldthorp
son of Joshua and Elizabeth Goldthorp of Clifton who
died February 19th 1824 aged 29 years.
Also William Goldthorp brother of the above who died March 1st 1824 aged 38 years.
Also Elizabeth wife of Joshua Goldthorp who died February 8th 1844 aged 50 years.
Also of the above named Joseph Goldthorp brother of the above Richard and William who departed this life
Grave No 54
Here lieth interred ye body of
Jane the Wife of John Brook of Bradley who died on the
30th day of July 1761 in the 29th year of her age.
All you that do behold my stone.
And see how quickly I was gone.
Death does not always warning give.
Therefore brother careful how you live.
Also here lies interred the body of Jane Tubb wife of Joshua Tubb of Bradley daughter of the above John and Jane Brook who departed this life on the 12th day of May 1807 aged 45 years.
Also of the above named Joshua Tubb of Bradley who departed this life on the 26th day of May 1832 aged 77 years.
Grave No 55
Here lieth Joseph Pilling of
Kirklees Mill who died on the 18th day of August 1788 in
the 60th year of his age.
All you that do my monument survey.
Contemplate on that most important day
When we shall rise with glory most sublime
And every life in Heavens joyful clime.
Also Alice wife of the above Christian character who departed this life at Huddersfield on the 6th day of April 1819 aged 83 years.
Having faithfully discharged in the course of a long and active life the important duties of a wife and mother here desires to rest.
Here lieth interred Joseph Pilling of Huddersfield son of the aforesaid Joseph Pilling of Kirklees Mill who died on the 22nd day of August 1815. In the 60th year of his age.
The friend of man to pride alone afoe
Whose hart humane would melt at others woe
Calm and serene in virtues path he trod
Loved mercy and walked humbly with his god
Also Joseph Pilling late of Mirfield low mill, son of John and Sarah Pilling and grandson of the above named Joseph and Alice Pilling who departed this life on the 3rd of January 1876 in the 75th year of his age.
Also Elizabeth Pilling of springhead eldest daughter of William and Mary Pilling Canal lodge Mirfield, and granddaughter of Joseph and Alice Pilling of Kirklees mill who departed this life on the 30th day of January 1879 in the 85 year of her age.
Grave No 56
In Memory of Christopher Knowles
of Hartshead who died the 1st day February 1791 aged 44
Also Mary wife of the above named who died 27th day of January 1827 aged 73 years.
Also Jun Binns daughter of the above who died on the 15th day of April 1858 aged 83 years.
Grave No 57
Samuel Popplewell 14th day of
August 1786 Anno Ætatis 64 years.
Also Ann wife of the above named Samuel Popplewell 27th day of October 1796 Anno Ætatis 67years.
Grave No 58
In Memory of Ann wife of William
Woodcock late of Hightown who died 7th day of January
1842 aged 37 years.
Also Martha Woodcock their daughter who died 14th day of August 1852 aged 20 years.
Also the above named William Woodcock who died 20th February 1873 aged 69 years.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
In Memory of Thomas Henry son of Samuel and Ada Woodcock of Gomersall, relative of the above who died November 12th 1865 aged 1 year and 7 month
Also Mary Ann daughter of the above Samuel and Ada Woodcock who died October 11th 1872 aged 1year and 5 month.
Grave No 59
In Memory of Rawdon son of James
and Sarah Schorah of Hartshead Moor who died on October
14th 1874 aged 10 years.
Also Hannah daughter of the above who died November 24th 1876 aged 21 years.
Also Sarah wife of James Schorah of Hartshead Moor who died on October 4th 1909 aged 88 years.
Grave No 60
Beneath this stone are interred
Nanny daughter of John and Grace Goldthorp of Brighouse
who departed this life 21st day of February A.D 1789
aged 8 years
Also Sarah their daughter who departed this life on the 5th of June 1801 in the 18th year of her age.
Likewise Nathan and Lydia who died in their infancy.
Also George Goldthorp who died 1st June 1847 aged 68 years.
Also Mary his wife who died 30th August 1853 aged 64 years.
Also George Hoyle Goldthorp only son of George and Mary Goldthorp who died 9th August 1854 aged 36 years.
Also Ann Goldthorp who died 12th April 1886 aged 41 years.