Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Grasmere, Memorial and St Oswald's

Grasmere village is in the middle of this photograph. The lake is to the left.

This a panorama taken from the path out of Grasmere which goes past Dove Cottage and heads ultimately to Fairfield.
Grasmere is a pretty village in the Lake District, It is always busy. Most come for the sights, Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth connections. Many including me come for the hills. However St Oswald's church is ancient and the memorial some way from the church is fine little memorial well cared for by the community and slightly out of the way of the visitor. I took these pictures on two visits a year apart. The first pictures are of the memorial.

There are no names on the memorial
This information is in the church, see below.

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
OF GRASMERE WHO
FOUGHT. AND IN EVER
THANKFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN WHO DIED
FOR GOD, FOR KING, FOR HOME
FOR FREEDOM, PEACE, AND RIGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
1939- 45

THE IMMORTAL DEAD
THESE DIED IN THE WAR, THAT WE AT PEACE MIGHT LIVE
THEY GAVE THEIR BEST, SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE
NOT FOR THEMSELVES FOR FREEDOM, HOME AND RIGHT
THEY FOUGHT AND BID US FORWARD TO THE FIGHT
SEE YE TO IT THAT THEY SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN

Yes, it really does lean slightly backwards!

Taken in early spring
Recorded on the War Memorials Archive as 4186


Edward Seton Chance Lt Colonel 2nd Dragoon Guards 1918 May 29 *
Aubone Charles Campbell D.S.O. Major 2nd K.O.S.B. 1918 April 3
John Gordon Dutton M.C. with bar Major R.F.A. 1918 April 5 #
Hero Oswald Hillerns Major R.F.A. Territorial Force 1917 April 14
Andrew Ferguson Chance Captain R.F.A. 1915 October 3
Francis Rudolf Danson Lieutenant  4th Batt Cheshire Regiment 1915 August10
Joshua Hardisty M.M. Sergeant 11th Border Regiment 1916 November 18 #
Alfred Marsden Sergeant 8th Border Regiment 1916 April 8 (Different details)
Thomas Henry Sanderson D.C.M. M.M. Sergeant R.F.A 1917 August 17 #
James Smith Sergeant Northumberland Fusiliers 1919 February 5 # (Buried in the local cemetery)
George Routledge Wilson Corporal K.O.S.B. 1918 June 7 #
George Edward Thompson Lance Corporal 11th Border Regt 1917 July 10 #
Nellie Taylor Driver  V.A.D. British Red Cross Society 1918 June 27 #

John Foster Stobbart Private 4th Border Regt. 1941 December 5 #

Of the Border Regiment

John Herbert Baisbrown Private 1st Battalion 1918 January 13  #
John Dixon Private 2nd Battalion 1916 July 1
John Hardisty Private 1st Battalion 1916 July 30
Henry Bowness Johnson Private 11th Battalion 1916 April 6 #
Fred Kendall Private 8th Battalion 1918 September 4 #
William Warwick Peascod Private 8th Battalion 1917 November 5 #
and William Wilson Private 6th Battalion 1916 September 27 #

Noel Baisbrown Private 14th Royal Montreal Rifles C.E.F. 1918 September 27 #
Frederick Bone Driver R.A.S.C. M.T. A.I.F. 1918 November 6
Henry Dixon Private Northumberland Fusiliers 1918 June 5 #
Thomas Warwick Peascod Driver R.F.A. 1917 November 26 #
Tom Fleming Wilson Gunner Tank Corps 1916 September 22

Bruce Wilson Lance Corporal Coldstream Guards 1944 September 30

Recorded on the War Memorials Archive as 4187

The very bottom on its own slate tablet is
Margaret Lilias Sumner August 18 1859 - August 24 1919
(Kelbarrow, Grasmere - Sister of Elizabeth Sumner and Jane Henrietta Sumner) This link is still live (24/7/2013) Traces back to a former Archbishop of Canterbury.
None of this below is my work!

5)(Rev) Robert SUMNER b 1750 (1748?) d 9 Oct 1802 (Burke's says d 1804);
m Hannah BIRD b 1757 d 10 Dec 1846 Godalming dau of Alderman John BIRD
and Judith WILBURFORCE (Burke's says dau of William BIRD merchant of
London; prob dau of William.) Robert was Vicar of Kenilworth and
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England; 2 sons.
6)(Archbishop) John Bird SUMNER D.D. b 25 Feb 1780 Kenilworth, Kent Co
Eng d 6 Sep 1862 Addington bur Addington Churchyard; educated at Eton and
Cambridge; Master at Eaton 1802; took orders 1803; B.A. 1803, M.A. 1807,
D.D. 1828; Fellow of Eaton 1817; author; m 3 Mar 1803 at Bath, Marianne
ROBERTSON d 22 Mar 1829 Manor House, Wandsworth dau of naval Capt George
ROBERTSON of Edinburgh; John was Bishop of Chester 1828, Archbishop of
Canterbury, Kent, 1848. [John Bird Sumner - Evangelical Archbishop, pub
in U.K. by Gracewing 1995 or 1996]
7)Anne SUMNER 1804-1833; James Adair Griffith COLPOYS 1800-1868.
Descendants in charts of Ian SUMNER.
7)Louisa Elizabeth SUMNER 1806-1864.
7)Eliza Marie SUMNER 1808-1836; m William GIBSON; 2 C.
7)Georgiana SUMNER (Georgina?) b 1812? bp 29 Aug 1814 Eton, Buckingham
d 1881; m Wilson Dobie WILSON; 2 C.
7)Caroline SUMNER 1815-1841.
7)Maria SUMNER 1817-1861; m John THOMAS 1811-1833; 4 C.
7)John Henry Robertson SUMNER 1821- 1910; m/1 Antonetta Maria EDWARDS
d 1852; m/2 Elizabeth Ann GIBSON.
8)Edith Maria SUMNER b 1848; m Arnold POWELL; 1 C.
8)Alice Fanny SUMNER b 1849.
8)John Robert Edwards SUMNER b 1850.
8)Elizabeth SUMNER 1855-1930 (of m/2).
8)Helen Jane Henrietta SUMNER 1857- 1926.
8)Margaret Lilias SUMNER 1859-1919.
8)Charles Henry SUMNER b 1862.
7)Robert George Moncrieff SUMNER 1824- 1885.




 *The rank of Edward Seton Chance does not correspond to the rank in the CWGC link.

 # Local

Amazingly there are links for every one off the fallen. However there seem to be quite a few who do not from the links on the CWGC have a connection to Grasmere or its locality, perhaps someone could fill in?

Sir John Richardson

IN MEMORY OF
SIR JOHN RICHARDSON C.B.
THE CONSTANT COMPANION
OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
IN ARTIC EXPLORATION
BORN AT DUMFRIES 5TH NOVEMBER 1787
DIED AT LANGRIGG 5TH JUNE 1865

Heroic sailor-soul
And as the greatest only are
in his simplicity sublime





Sir John Richardson
File from Wikipedia, now in public domain.



THIS OFFERTORY BAG WAS USED IN THE LE FLEMING
ANCESTRY CHURCH OF ST OSWALD IN  GRASMERE FOR TWO
HUNDRED YEARS. IT WAS TAKEN OUT TO A MEMBER OF
THE LE FLEMING FAMILY RESIDENT IN NEW ZEALAND
BY A VISITING CLERGYMAN SOMETIME BEFORE THE FIRST
WORLD WAR, TOGETHER WITH SOME MATERIAL WHICH WAS
USED FOR THE KNEELER AT THE ALTAR.
CANON STENT OF MANAIA PARISH, NEW ZEALAND, USED
THE BAG UNTIL 1950, WHEN HE RETIRED. IT MUST BE
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OLD AND IN RECENT
TIMES HAS BEEN USED IN GRASMERE CHURCH, TO WHICH
IT HAS BEEN GIVEN BY, S.H. LE-FLEMING


Interior of St Oswald's Church
Standing at the entrance, looking down the church towards the altar

Back to the altar. The entrance is to the left
St Oswald's is well worth a visit if you like ancient churches.

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