Memorial Inscriptions: Duffield Baptist Church

Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011   |   Belper Historical & Genealogical Website

Duffield Evangelical Baptist Church is located on its own in a triangle of land off Town street where it turns off to Makeney Road.

This chapel was built in 1830 although Baptists have been worshipping in Duffield since 1810. The building is listed under the 1962 Town and County Planning Act as of special architectural interest.

In 1932 the A6 main road was widened, and about seven feet taken off the width of the burial ground. It was not until 1958 that the scattered gravestones were all repositioned, mainly along the church wall; and the whole area levelled. The name of the church was amended in 1970 and is now known as the Evangelical Baptist Church.

Weblink: Duffield Evangelical Church Website

MEMORIALS INSIDE THE GENERAL BAPTIST CHAPEL

  1. THOMAS ABELL Died May 30 1915 Aged 71 Years Organist of this church for 55 years, Deacon and Secretary for 50 years and Superintendent of the Sunday Schools 45 years. (Marble Tablet)
  2. MISS MARTHA (PATTIE) BOWMER 1865-1950. (Inscription carved on two oak chairs.)
  3. WILFRED JENNENS MILLS August 31st 1929  (Brass tablet on oak table.)
  4. JOSEPH BOWER died July 14th 1945.
  5. WILLIAM ABELL  November 24th 1847 65 Deacon
  6. JOHN TAYLOR Dec 12 1837 Aged 86 Deacon of the church, the chief contributor to the erection of this place, invested in the. hands of Trustees for the use of the new connextion of the general baptists formed in 1770. Died in peace (Marble Tablet)
  7. MARY KEBLE WHITTINGHAM 1876-1955 (Brass Vase)
  8. JOSEPH BOWMER memorial table. July 1945.(Brass Vase.)

BURIAL GROUND

Arrabella STANLEY Daughter Of John & Elizth Stanley May 23 ---- 51
Sara ADAMS Wife of Edwin Adams Mar 11 1840 22
Richard WELDEN Husb of Sara Aug 19 1858 68
Hannah WELDEN Wife Of Richard Mar 8 1863 67
Sarah MORLEY Wife Of Saml Dau of William & Ruth Apr 13 1841 35
Samuel MORLEY Husb Of Sarah Jan 29 1870 64
Stephen TAYLOR Minister Of The Gospel in This And Other Places Feb 22 1876 67
Mary TAYLOR   Dec 21 1868 90
Robert YEOMANS Son Of William And Ann Of Chevin Feb 24 1858 6
Ralph Lawrence FLETCHER Born 1902   1966  
Joseph FROST   Sep 21 1837 39
Ann FROST His Wife Feb 21 1863 59
Olive FROST Their Daughter Dec 6 1855 19
Catherine BROWN Wife Of Francis Nov 21 1865 62
Francis BROWN   Dec 10 1877 76
Rebecca Anne ABELL Daughter Of The Late John And Rebecca Nov 8 1891 44
Herbert Arthur ABELL Eldest Son Of Thomas And The Late Annie Of Duffield;Born November 16th 1868 Jun 7 1911  
John FLETCHER   Apr 28 1866 13
Mary Ann FLETCHER   Oct 26 1867 3yr 6 mths
John KENNEDY Late Of Dunbarton; Died At Milford Nov 22 1852 74
Annie ABELL Wife Of Thomas Mar_2 1874 26
John LEEDHAM Brother Of Annie Abell May 3 1880 31
John DEXTER   Oct 2 1904 77
Rebekah DEXTER Wife of John Oct 11 1911 88
Mary Ann HOBSON Wife Of Matthew Nov -- 1881  
Mary Ann APPLEYARD   Feb 6 1895 82
Martha LEEDHAM Sister Of MaryAnn Appleyard Jul 9 1895 80
Thomas LEEDHAM Husband of Martha Aug 5 1893 80
John ABELL   Nov 8 1874 60
Rebecca ABELL Wife of John Oct 22 1887 67
Mary JENNENS Wife Of Samuel Of Duffield July 1 1875 69
Samuel JENNENS   Jan 9 1892 92
John JENNENS Son Of Saml Nov 21 1879 45
Abraham WINSON Of Makeney Jul 8 187 64
Mary MOSELEY Wife Of William; Only Surviving Daughter Of The Late William Abell Of Duffield Oct 1 1881 59
Robert TAFT   May 31 1867 53
Hannah TAFT Widow Of Robt Taft Feb 7 1900 95
Edith Jane DAVIDSON Grand-Daughter of Robt and Hannah Taft Jan 31 1898 3
Annie GOPSILL   Sep 1 1908  
William BAINBRIGGE Son Of George & Elizabeth Feb 14 1904 4
Joseph EYRE Late Of Milford Dec 12 1876 64
Ellen EYRE Wife of Joseph Jul 19 1881 70
Christopher COCKER   Feb 22 1921 81
Alice COCKER Wife Of Christopher May 2 1901 56
William Singleton WILLDER   Jan ll 1880 52
Elizabeth WILLDER Wife Of William Singleton Jul 28 1880 71
Margaret MILLS   Mar 19 1870 17 days.
Emily Gertrude MILLS Born March 28th 1873 Mar 27 1877  
Lucy FLINT Wife Of George Of Windley Nov 10 1885 47
John HERBERT Son of George & Lucy Nov 16 1883 8
James EVELYN Son of George & Lucy Dec 21 1881 6 mth

 

These Memorial Inscriptions appear by kind permission of the Derbyshire Family History Society. Their website is located HERE. Books, fiches and other materials on Belper, as well as other Derbyshire districts, may be obtained from the Society.

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