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.
In loving memory of
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
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 www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
I 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
Richard William Middlewick
Army Catering Corps
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