Memorials inside Trunch Church
C1 JD 1842
C2 MD 1843
C3 26.06.1823 Eleanor WARD 65
13.10.1813 Marmaduke WARD 64
21.01.1809 Harriot WARD 23
24.12.1812 William WARD 21
16.01.1859 Philip WARD
06.03.1881 Horatia Nelson WARD
Sacred to the memory of Revd. Marmaduke Ward A.M. (Rector of Horsington in the Diocese of Lincoln and many years Curate of this Parish). He died 13th Octbr. 1813 aged 64 years. Also Eleanor his wife died June the 26th 1823 aged 65 years. Harriot their second daughter died 21st of Janry. 1809 aged 23 years and William their second son a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines died at Sea 24th Decbr. 1812 aged 21 years. Also to the memory of Revd. Philip Ward son of the above Marmaduke and Eleanor Vicar of Tenterden / Kent died 16th Janry. 1859 and Horatia Nelson his wife died March 6th 1881
C4 03.09.1842 John DAW 68
02.07.1843 Mary DAW 41
Sacred to the memory of John Daw Esq. late of Saltash in the County of Cornwall who died at Trunch Rectory September 3rd 1842 aged 68 years. And of Mary his wife who died at the same place July 2nd 1843 aged 41 years. Their remains are interred near this place. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
C5 Circle in square Chancel South wall
Son & daughter in law of Lancelot Thexton - Robert & Ann
C6 ? ? 1912 William Frederick KIMM ?
The word of our God shall stand for ever Isaiah 40.8 To the glory of God & in loving memory of Willm. Fredk. Kimm M.A. late fellow of St. Cath. Coll. Camb. Rector of this parish 1882-1910 called to higher service on Ascension Day 1912 He was a man of high principle a friend of the poor a faithful teacher & a dilligent student of God's holy word
C7 04.03.1800 George WARD 16
Sacred to the memory of George Ward eldest son of the Revd. Marmaduke Ward of this Parish a youth of the most amiable manners and promising hopes who died of a fever at Brest on board His Majesty's Ship The Dragon (in which he served from the 8th of August 1798 to the day of his death) on the 4th day of March 1800 in the 17th year of his age.
C8 22.02.1588 Lancelot THEXTON ?
Lancelotus Thexton cappellanus Regis Edw. Vl. sacre theologie baccalaureus et rector de Trunch obit. 22 Febr. 1588. [Arms- Quarterly / 1 and 4 a cross between four lions' heads erased gu. / 2 and 3 erm. fretty as.]
C9 25.08.1694 William WOORTS 59
Here Lyeth the body of William Woorts / Gent. who married Elizabeth the eldest daughter of Riches Brown of Fulmodeston / Esqr. He departed this life the 25th day of August in the 60th year of his age in the year of our Lord 1694. [Arms-... three lions rampart / 2 and 1 / impaling two bars between three spear heads 2 and 1.]
C10 13.11.1693 Thomas Worts 45
30.01.1715 Edward Piggon
Here resteth ye Body of Thomas Worts / Gent. who deceased Nov. the 13th 1693 aged 45 yeares. Here lyeth also his relict late ye wife of Edward Piggon / Gent. who died Jan. 30 1715 AEtat. 60. [Arms- Three lions rampart 2 and 1. Crest- A peacock's tail.]
C11 17.06.1721 Elizabeth CREASEY ?
In memory of Elizabeth Creasey wife of Benjamin Creasey of [....] and daughter of Daniel and Ellen England departed this life the 17th day of June 1721 in [....]8 year.
C12 24.04.1837 John Amies 78
22.12.1853 Mary Amies 83
To the memory of John Amies gentleman who died April 24th. 1837 aged 78 years.Also Mary his wife who died Dec 22nd. 1853 aged 83 years
C13 24.11.1807 Elizabeth HOWES 68
24.08.1812 William HOWES 83
16.04.1789 Robert HOWES 19
Sacred to the memory of William Howes who died the 24th of August 1812 aged 83 years. Also Elizabeth his wife who died the 24th of Novr. 1807 aged 68 years. Also Robert their son who died the 16th of April 1789 aged 19 years
C14 01.09.1480 Robert CANTELL ?
[Blomefield mentions a gravestone with:- Hic jacet mag'r Robt' Cantell quo'd rector isti. ecclie qui obt. 1 Sept. Ao Dni. 1480. This is now gone / as also are the arms - Arg. a fess between two chevrons sa. / which he gives as being in a window here.]
C15 30.03.1739 Ann WARD 47
31.01.1772 Marmaduke WARD 61
05.09.1763 Mary WARD 49
13.01.1775 Mary WARD 25
21.01.1781 Jane WARD 22
16.07.1783 George WARD 28
09.10.1827 William WARD 32
24.09.1831 Elizabeth WARD 78
29.03.1827 Ann WARD 76
Beneath this stone resteth the body of Marmaduke Ward clerk Rector of Swafield and Beeston regis in this County and 37 years Curate of this parish. He died Jany. 31st 1772 aged 61 years. And near it are deposited the remains of Ann his first wife who died March 30th 1739 aged 47 years leaving no issue. Also of Mary his second wife who died Septr. 5th 1763 aged 49 years leaving issue 3 sons and 4 daughters of whom are buried at a small distance from hence towards the church door 1st Mary Ward eldest daughter of the said Marmaduke and Mary who died Janry. 13th 1775 aged
years. 2nd Jane Ward their youngest daughter who died Jany. 21st 1781 aged 22 years. 3rd George Ward clerk their second son who died July 16th 1783 aged 28 years. 4th William Ward clerk their youngest son Vicar of Great Barford and Roxton in the County of Bedford who died Octr. 9th 1827 aged 32 years. Also of Elizabeth his wife who died Septr. 24th 1831 aged 78 years. Also of Ann Ward who died March 29th 1827 aged 76 years.
C17 15.08.1696 Ann HARMER 11
28.08.1720 William HARMER 22
09.11.1763 Robert HARMER 68
18.01.1766 Elizabeth Harmer BOURNE 76
Here resteth the Body of William Harmer the son of William and Mary Harmer some time of this Parish / Gent. who resign'd this life the 28th of August 1720 aged 22 years. Here also resteth the Body of Ann his sister who died the 15th of August 1696 aged 11 years. Also the body of Robert Harmer / Gent. brother of the said William Harmer who died November 9th 1763 aged 68 years. And also of Elizabeth Bourne / widow their sister who died Jany. 18 1766 aged 76 years. [Arms- Quarterly / on a bend three lozenges.]
C18 01.10.1694 Daniel ENGLAND ?
Here lyeth the body of Daniel England who died the first day of October 1694.
C19 12.05.1688 Elizabeth WORTS ?
Here lyeth ye body of Elizabeth Worts daughter of Thomas Worts and Elizabeth his wife. She departed this life the 12th. of May 1688
C20 Ellen ENGLAND
Here resteth the body of Ellen relict of Daniel England who departed this life April ….17 -8 in the 17 …of her age
C21 10.04.1724 Thomas CUBITT 73
In memory of Thomas Cubitt of this Parish who departed this life ye 10th of April 1724 in ye 74 year of his age
C22 19.01.1943 Arthur Frederick FLAXMAN 21
In memory of Arthur Frederick Flaxman born June 8 1921 died as a prisoner of war in Thailand Jan 19th. 1943
C23 09.02.1903 Thomas Blaxland BIDWELL 81
To the memory of Thomas Blaxland Bidwell born November 2nd 1821 died February 9th 1903 for 35 years Churchwarden of this parish
C24 24.09.1826 Hannah LETTIS 64
Erected in memory of Hannah the beloved wife of Thomas Lettis of Yarmouth in this County and daughter of John and Sarah Weeds of this parish who died suddenly the 24th of September 1826 aged 40 years In the midst of life we are in death
C25 18.07.1894 Richard GWYN ?
In memoriam Richard Gwyn buried in Southrepps Churchyard 18 July A.D. 1894 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith
C26 19.02.1951 Francis John KAHN 74
In memory of Francis John Kahn M.A. Rector of Trunch 1943-1947 born 21st Sep. 1876 died 19th Feb. 1951 The Clock in the Tower was his gift
C27 Nicholas PILGRIM
Brass plate on stone slab - latin
Rector of Knapton in 1500s
Buried in the chancel is Richard Mytton who by his will of 31st January, 1504, directs his body to be buried in the chancel at Trunch before the image of St.Botolph. The statue has gone and the grave is unmarked. Richard Mytton was rector from 1481 to 1504 and “…gave the chancel roof”, (Goodrich, 1939). The roof at its base bore the inscription in Latin asking that ‘….prayers would be said for the soul of Richard Mytton who gave the chancel roof.’
(Perhaps this was the first restoration of the chancel roof?)