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WHITWORTH CEMETERY


Edward Street
Whitworth
Lancashire

 

Whitworth was a chapelry in the township of Spotland in the parish of Rochdale. It lies over the hill from Walsden, and many Walsden folk ended up living and dying there. This municipal cemetery is neat and well landscaped with graves arranged in sections amongst the established trees and shrubs. It is still in use and caters for all denominations.

A small selection of memorial inscriptions and photos is transcribed below.

   

In Loving Memory of
Mary the beloved wife of Abraham ASHWORTH of Withins Farm Whitworth died Feb 27th 1914 aged 68 years
Also the above Abraham ASHWORTH died April 20th 1928 aged 84 years

of Croft Head Farm Broadley
In Loving Memory of Pattie GREENWOOD daughter of the above named
of Wallbank Farm Whitworth

Died August 9th 1920 aged 55 years.

(sent by Richard Holt)

   

In Affectionate Remembrance of James CROSSLEY of Whitworth

Who died March 18th 1879 in the 72nd year of his age

Also of Walter, son of Abraham and Sarah CROSSLEY of Whitworth

who died March 25th 1879 in the 9th. year of his age

Also of Frank CROSSLEY grandson of the above

who died February 9th 1880 aged 4 years and 6 months

Also of Elizabeth Ann CROSSLEY who died Oct 17th 1880 aged 6 years

Also of Sarah wife of the above James CROSSLEY

who died April 18th 1891 aged 84 years

Also of James Albert the beloved son of Samuel and Elizabeth THOMPSON

of Peel Terrace Shawforth who died April 13th 1894 aged 8 months

Also of Hannah the beloved wife of Abraham DEARDEN of Shawforth

who died February 20th 1900 aged 66 years.

   

In Loving Memory of Samuel LAW who died March 14th 1904 aged 66 years

Also of Martha his beloved wife who died Oct 31st 1901 aged 61 years

Also of Alice their beloved daughter who died Sept 22nd 1926 aged 49 years

Also of their grandchildren Samuel TURNER, James TURNER,

Joseph LAW and Martha Alice LAW

   

In affectionate remembrance of Charles E. MADEN of Facit

who died July 26th 1881 aged 41 years

This stone was erected by the teachers, scholars and congregation of the Wesleyan School and Chapel, Facit, in recognition of the willing and obliging disposition shown to them during the 12 years that he was chapel keeper there

Also of Alice the relict of the above who died Sept 19th 1925 aged 78 years

Also of Susannah daughter of the above and wife of John PLAYFORD

who died March 20th 1917 aged 41 years

Also of Alice wife of the late Moses DAWSON

who died February 8th 1892 aged 75 years

   

In loving memory of Elias NEWELL of West View Whitworth

who died Sept 6th 1880 in the 70th year of his age

Also of Hannah NEWELL who died Jan 9th 1898 in the 81st year of her age

Also of Martha NEWELL who died May 12th 1901 aged 40 years

   

In loving memory of Mary the beloved wife of John SAGAR of Bacup

late of Shawforth who died Nov 24th 1902 aged 66 years

Also of the above named John SAGAR who died Feb 14th 1907 aged 69 years

Thy Will Be Done

Also of Mary Emma TAYLOR daughter of the above

and beloved wife of the late James W. TAYLOR

who died April 16th 1925 aged 61 years.

   

Thy Will Be Done

In affectionate remembrance of Susannah

the beloved wife of John SCHOLFIELD of Whitworth late of Walsden

who died March 12th 1888 aged 62 years

Also of the above named John SCHOLFIELD

who died Jan 9th 1893 aged 69 years

   

In loving Memory of Ridley SAGER of 2, The Crescent, Shawforth

who died December 12th 1933 aged 77 years

Also of the above named Ridley SAGER

who died February 28th 1937 aged 81 years

Also of Alice, the beloved wife of John PENNEY and daughter of the above

who died Sep. 21st 1949 aged 65 years

Also of Harold SAGER son of the above

who died April 4th 1951 aged 54 years

Also of the above John PENNEY who died July 3rd 1964 aged 77 years
   

In Loving Memory of Robert SAGER

who died February 24th 1900 aged 48 years

Also of Sarah wife of the above who died 3rd of December 1903 aged 48 years

Also of Ellen Ann daughter of the above

who died August 2nd 1885 aged 2 years and 6 months

Also of Vernon son of the above who died April 13th 1887 aged 13 days

   

In Loving Memory of Abraham SAGER of Hare Hill Rd., Littleborough

who died February 8th 1907 aged 62 years

Also of Mary Ann his wife who died December 2nd 1913 aged 71 years

Also Harry Ernest son of Abraham and Mary Ann SAGER

who died Sep. 18th 1875 aged 1 year and 9 months

and was interred at St. Bartholomew's Church, Whitworth

Also of William SAGER father of the above named Abraham SAGER

who died April 4th 1886 aged 72 years

Also of Esther his beloved wife who died June 28th 1895 aged 63 years

Also of Thomas GREENWOOD of Bank Terrace, Facit

who died January 1st 1885 aged 75 years

   

In Loving Memory of Reuben SANDERSON of Market Street, Shawforth

who died November 18th 1897 aged 53 years

Also of Captain son of the above who died May 18th 1893 aged 14 years

   

In Affectionate Remembrance of William CROWTHER of Shawforth

who departed this life July 25th 1879 aged 44 years

Also Emma the beloved wife of George Holt CROWTHER

of 4, Eagley Bank, Shawforth

who departed this life Jany. 9th 1891 aged 32 years

Also of Alice Ann the beloved wife of Bamford WALTON

of Chapel Houses, Millgate

who departed this life December 29th 1892 aged 35 years

Also of Hannah relict of the above William CROWTHER

of 20, Thack, Shawforth

who departed this life Sep. 15th 1914 aged 77 years

   

In Affectionate Remembrance of Annie, the beloved wife of Wright UTTLEY

died January 1st 1883 in her 29th year

Also of the above Wright UTTLEY who died Oct. 24th 1893 aged 43 years

Also of Robert their son who died in France May 30th 1917 aged 36 years

Also of Alice their daughter who died Dec. 6th 1917 aged 38 years

Also Elizabeth their daughter who died May 5th 1943 aged 67 years
   

Crossley Scholfield 7 Oct 1936 61 yrs

Sarah Scholfield 10 April 1952 77 yrs

 


Lily Agnes Law wife of W. E. P Law of Knott Hill Shawforth 6 June 1923 32 yrs


 

Albert Lord b 19 Sep 1836 d 3 Aug 1893

Emma Lord wife b 12 Feb 1845 d 2 Sep 1899

James Lord son b 1 Feb 1870 d 8 May 1885


 

James Henry Crossley 9 April 1923 65 years

Elizabeth Ann Crossley wife 6 Feb 1912 54


 

Alan Crossley 6 dec 1892 6yrs

Jane Eva Crossley 20 Feb 1902 45 yrs

James Crossley 25 Oct 1930 76 yrs


 

Annie Haigh 1 May 1967 87yrs wife of Fred


 

Ellis Fielden 9 May 1887 62 yrs

Betty Fielden wife 25 Sep 1892 67yrs


 

John Haigh 19 May 1919 66 yrs

Nancy Haigh wife 4 Feb 1940 72 yrs

Esther Haigh dau ____________


 

Mary Sager 24 Nov 1902 66 yrs

John Sager husband 14 Feb 1907 69 yrs

Mary Emma Taylor dau 11 April 1925 61 yrs


 

Samuel Sager 24 May 1903 43 yrs

Mary Jane Sager wife 9 June 1941 82 yrs

 


Susan Law 1 Aug 1881 73 yrs


 

Hannah Horsfall 5 April 1884 63 yrs

Thomas Horsfall husband 11 Nov 189.. 70 yrs


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