Clayton Headstones – John Small

Here is the first of the random pictures I took of Headstones in Clayton Parish Church. The headstone is that of John Small, his wife Ann and their son John.
Small Family Gravestone Clayton

In loving memory of

John Small
For many years clerk of this parish and of Keymer who died through an accident Nov 7th 1860 aged 46 years

Also of Ann his beloved wife
Died Dec 13th 1886 Aged 76 Years

John their son died
April 30th 1842 Aged 2 years

Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life
(Followed by Bible reference)

********* *** *** their children

Other information

John Small was born about 1814 in Clayton Sussex where he was the parish clerk.
He was married to Ann born about 1810 in Sussex.
Their children were
Jane born 1836
Ann born 1838
John born 1840
William born 1842 in Keymer
Bartholomew born 1845 in Clayton
Stephen born 1847 in Clayton

They lived in Keymer in 1841 and in Clayton in 1851.
Census information Crown Copyright, from

Clayton War Memorial

Clayton Parish ChurchI was visiting my mum’s grave in Clayton over the Christmas Period and happened to have a digital camera on me. So I thought I would take a few random photographs of Headstones and the memorial on the way out of the church.
The war memorial is under the Lychgate and contains names of soldiers killed during the second world war and the Falklands war.
Transcription as follows
Clayton War Memorial Transcription
December 2008 by S Webb

Robert Sidney Bennett – Royal Air Force

John Harry Downer – Royal Corp of Signals

Christopher St George Sundius Hill – Royal Marines

Thomas William Janman – Royal Artillery

Peter Key – Royal Corps of Signals

Peter Walter Lynn – Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Alistair Iain McLean – Royal Air Force

Gordon Francis Medhurst – Royal Air Force

Robert Charles Francis Norman – Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Reginald Arthur Pithers – Royal Navy

Arthur Douglas Bell – Royal Engineers

Falkland Islands
Richard William Middlewick
Army Catering Corps

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