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Remembrance :

Remembrance of those that have served the Nation in conflict.

Remembrance in & around Prestwich

St Mary's War Graves & Memorials :

A map of war graves and memorials

A map of war graves and memorials

St Mary's Noteable Graves & Memorials :

A map of noteable graves and memorials

A map of noteable graves and memorials

St Mary's guide to the graves and monuments :

Ian Pringle’s guide to the graves and monuments in Prestwich Parish Churchyard

Heritage Society publication


Allen,Charles :

MP for Stroud

Info Info: Alan's father Peter, lived at Sedgley Lodge and was the manager of the Manchester
Guardian, part owning the Evening News.
Charles scored the first ever points by
Wales versus England (1884), was MP 1900-1918
and served as a Town Major (aged 53)
in the Gloucester Regt during WWI.
Died 1930.

Allen, Rev Isaac :

The Puritan Rector ejected from Prestwich.

Appleyard, Thomas :

House Joiner to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall

[St Mary's B2]

Astley, Samuel :

The Unfortunate Death of Samuel Astley

[St Mary's |B2]

Aston,John :


Man Utd Footballer

Info Info:John Aston Snr was a professional Full Back fro Man United making 253 appearances.
Born in Prestwich: 03-09-1921 to Robert, a Chemical Labourer. He became a trainee at Man United in January 1938 & turned professional in Dec 1939.
After the War John made his debut for Manchester United in League Division One on the 18/09/1946 v Chelsea, played at Maine Rd. This ended 1-1. He played in 1948 FA Cup final win over Blackpool and held 17 England caps.
John retired from the game in 1954,and became chief scout under Wilf McGuiness.
He died 31/07/2003, aged 81.


Bannerman, James:

Home Trade Merchant and active Conservative.

Barlow, Edward :

Sailed on the Naseby,

bringing back CharlesII in 1660

Beaufort,John St Lawrence :

Postmaster of Manchester for 27 years

Manchester Postmaster

[St Mary's SOUTH]

Birch, Canon Henry :

Tutor to the Prince of Wales and Rector of St Mary's for 32 years.

Canon Birch

[St Mary's B2B]

Birley, Richard :

JP and Deputy lieutenant, nephew of Hugh Hornby Birley commander of the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry at Peterloo.

of Sedgley Hall

Blenkinsop, William :

This soldier spent 36 years in the 10th (Lincs)Regiment of Foot serving & fighting in Spain, Italy,France and Malta.

Post by Alan Jennings

[St Mary's B2B]

Bridgford, Sir Robert K.C.B. :

Leader of troops in the Boer War

[St Mary's SOUTH]

Lived at Hilton House

Broadhurst, Henry Tootal :

Of Woodhill and Tootal Broadhurst & Lee Hemming manufacturers

[St Mary's SOUTH]


Brothers, Peter Malam, CBE, DSO , DFC & Bar :

WWII Battle of Britain Fighter Ace

Info Info: Born in Spetember 1917 in Prestwich to John Malam Brothers, Peter joined the RAF in 1936. He was credited with 16 aerial victories, 10 of which he achieved flyihn Hurricanes based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain.
During an offensive patrol in August 1940, this officer's flight encountered about one hundred enemy aircraft. He led the flight in attack against them, but before this could be pressed home, he was himself attacked by a number of Messerschmitt 110's. Turning to meet them, he found himself in a stalled position; he spun out of it and immediately sighted and engaged a Dornier 215 which he shot down. Later in the day he destroyed a Messerschmitt 109. Altogether Flight Lieutenant Brothers has destroyed seven enemy aircraft. He has at all times displayed great courage and initiative.
He converted to Spitfire in 1941, and became Wing Leader at Tangmere in 1942. After a period as a Civil Servant in Kenya, he rejoined the RAF and was appointed Wing Commander, flying the Vickers Valiant jet bombers. He ultimately became Air Commodore in 1966, and was awarded the CBE after he retired in 1973. Peter died in 2008. .

Brooks, John :

Secretary of the Anti Corn Law League

[St Mary's C(West)]

Buxton, Richard :


[St Mary's NORTH]


Jean Paul Chappe :

From the French Revolution to Manchester Mill Owner

and an engineering son

Catton, James :

Ground breaking football journalist

Supported football turning professional

[St Mary's NS3]

The Clegg Family:

Mill owners of Besses o'th'Barn, Butt Hill and Rectory Lane.

Also founded Besses Brass band

[St Mary's D2]

Collier, Thomas :

The oldest grave in St Mary's Churchyard

This grave records the deaths of the children of Thomas,
who all died between the 1st & 12th December 1641.
[St Mary's B1]

Cobden, Charles :

Brother of Richard Cobden of the Anti-Corn League

This grave records the child of Richard, and his Brother Charles.

[St Mary's B1]


Henry Dalton :

Chelsea Pensioner

Sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery

[St Mary's North]

Samuel Dawson :

of Blackley

Corporal in Colonel Lee's Light Dragoons (Irish Rebellion)

[St Mary's B2EAST]

Otho Dudson :

Mill & Dye works owner of Lands End

The Dudson Family of Lands End

[St Mary's D2]


Fairbairn, Sir William :

Mechanical Engineer, boiler, bridge, ship and locomotive builder & inventor.

Mechnical Engineer

[St Mary's B2(B)]

Fairbairn, Mary Elleanor :

Daughter of Thomas Fairbarin. Thomas was also an Engineer, 3rd son of Sir William and later knighted & became Mayor of Leeds.

[St Mary's B2]

Fort, Lawrence:

Calico printer & business partner of Richard Cobden (of the Anti-Corn Law league).

Fort Bros - Calico Printers

of Sedgley Hall


Gray, John :

Chelsea Pensioner

Brigade Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery

[St Mary's NS1]

Greek Merchants :

Greek Merchants of Higher Broughton and Prestwich.

Greek Merchants

Grimshaw, William :

Bike & car dealer, and The Gramophone King.

Gramophone King (external site)

[St Mary's C3]


Harker,Howard, M.C. :

WWI flying Ace.

Harker, WW1 flying Ace

Hayhurst, Squadron Leader :

WWII flying Ace.

Hayhurst, WWII flying Ace

Haywood, Abel :

Chartist Publisher & Mayor of Manchester.

Abel Heywood

The Hilton Family:

Hulton/Hylton/Hilton families of Prestwich.

Hilton Lane

Holden, Isaac :

Architect of Prestwich Hospital.


Horsefield, John :


[St Mary's D2]

Hulme, Otho :

Of Barnfield, Bleacher & Calico printer


[St Mary's SOUTH]


Kerrich & Fitzgerald Families :

Land owning families of Pendleton and Broughton


Lamb, James :

Internationally renowned cabinet maker.

cabinet maker

[St Mary's SOUTH]

Lamb, Capt Ynyr :

Captain in the Bengal Native Infantry

Capt. in the Bengal Native Infantry

[St Mary's C WEST]

Lee, John Prince :

The Lord Bishop of Manchester

Lived at Sedgley Park

Leeson, Everard :


[St Mary's SOUTH]

Lyon, Rev. James :

Rector of St Mary's

Rector for 53 years


Mather, Sir William :

M.P. and of of Mather & Platt Ltd.

[St Mary's NS1]

Mather, Roy Craygo :

Director of Mather & Platt Ltd.

[St Mary's NS1]

McConnel, James & William & Henry :

Cotton mill owners.

Bent Hill
Bent House

Mellvill,James Cosmo :

Prolific collector of insects and plants

Mills, Michael & Haslam :

BBC journalist, barrister and author, of Inglewood, Prestwich Park Rd South

Michael was son of Haslam.

Muirhead, Thomas Steven & Thomas Jnr :

Of Barnfield, Alderman, Fishmongers & Architect



Novelli, Lewis & Hariet :

Murdered Widow

The Story of a Murdered Widow

[St Mary's B2]


Ogden, Robert :

Lived at and brother of the Architect of Rookwood


Percival, James :


[St Mary's D2]

Percival, William :

Veteran of the Battle of Waterloo 1815.

Waterloo Veteran

[St Mary's SOUTH]

Petrocokino,Themistocles & Merope :

Greek Merchant Family

Lived at Sedgley House

Philips,Thomas & George :

Of J&N Philips and Co Ltd and Boddingtons & co. Sugar Plantation Martgagees, and founded Manchester Guardian

Lived at Sedgley Park


Roberts, Charlotte :

House Keeper to Thomas Egerton, formerly Grosvenor, the 2nd Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall

[St Mary's B2]

Royle, Vernon :

Justice of the Peace
Lived at Brooklands

[St Mary's B2 EAST]


Nicholas Scaramanga :

Not the Bond Villain

Scholes, Rev. Jacob, George, Thomas :

Landowners of Prestwich, read about them at:

High Bank

Sidney, Henry :

House Steward to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall

[St Mary's B2]

Simister, James :

Gave his name to the land and village of Simister

Simister, the man and the place

Slagg, John :

merchant, justice of the peace, and friend of Richard Cobden (of the Anti-Corn Law league)

Sturgeon, William :


Inventor of the Electromagnet

[St Mary's B2B]

Swain, Charles :


The Manchester Poet

[St Mary's SOUTH]


Taylor, John :

Gardner to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 2nd Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall (buried alongside other servants)

[St Mary's B2]

Thorpe, Edward Addin :

Soldier who served & died in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882

[St Mary's NORTH]

Tickle, William Albert :

Royal Army Medical Corps

Appears on St Maggies Roll of Honour


Valette, Gabriela :

First wife of the artists Pierre Valette

Gabriela Valette

Vickers, Hedley :

Of Barnfield, meat producers



Walkden Family of Lagos House :

West African shipping Merchants

Walkdens of Lagos House

Webster, Thomas :

Gardner to to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall.
The grave includes his wife and 8 grandchildren.

[St Mary's D1]

Whittington, Dr Thomas :

Lived at Woodleigh House

Whittington family of Woodleigh House

Wood, George :

Magistrate,deputy Leutenant of Lancashire, and MP for Kendal
Lived at Brooklands

[St Mary's SOUTH]

Wood, John Siddall :


Wroe Family of Heaton Gate :

Yeomen, Churchwarden & well married
Lived at Heaton Gate

Wrigley, Thomas & Willam :

Of Barnfield, Railway contractors



Young, Julia :

Actress, and wife to actor Charles Mayne Young


[St Mary's B1]

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When November comes round, all ex service personnel buried or memorialised at St Mary's get a poppy delivered...so long as the graves are reachable. Feel free to join the churchyard volunteers maintaining the graves mentioned above and others, on Tuesday mornings.
Or donate to help us get in the professional tree surgeons and stone masons.

Donate to the upkeep of the St Mary's Churchyard

Remembrance :

Remembrance of those that have served the Nation in conflict.

Remembrance in & around Prestwich