St George's Church burial ground, Shimpling, Norfolk, England

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List of names found on St George's Church burial ground tomb monuments surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
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1AlgarEthel Algarfirst name on the monument1891195059id: Shim524524901085Southeast corner of churchyard; next to Ellen Norman headstone.

2BackCorinne Backfirst name on the monument1944199652id: Shim124524391086Artist (possible connection to Monica Florence Roberts-Jones in next grave).
3Kenneth William Backrelationship not given of Corinne Back1944200258id: Shim124524391086Artist/tutor.

4BramnerRebecca Bramner nee Forddaughter of Charlotte Barnes Ford1849188031id: Shim444524711104

5BuxtonDavid Grant Buxtonfirst name on the monument1917200285id: Shim464524731098
6Diana Mildred Buxtonrelationship not given of David Grant Buxton1915200590id: Shim464524731098

7CatchpoleCharles Catchpolefirst name on the monument1823190481id: Shim334524601109
8Charles Catchpolefirst name on the monument1823190481id: Shim604524981097
9George Catchpolefirst name on the monument1824189369id: Shim594524971084Details from church plan and online sources.
10Horace William Catchpolefirst name on the monument1866191044id: Shim84524351084Husband of Emma Catchpole. Died at Dickleburgh (a nearby village).
11Rebecca Catchpolewife of Charles Catchpole1823188764id: Shim604524981097
12Rebecca Catchpolewife of Charles Catchpole1823188764id: Shim334524601109
13Susan Catchpolewife of George Catchpole1831188251id: Shim594524971084

14ChattenRobert Chattenhusband of Temperence Chatten1760185393id: Shim644525021092
15Temperence Chattenfirst name on the monument1760184080id: Shim644525021092

16ChilversErnest Walter Chilversfirst name on the monument1875194267id: Shim1645244310801
17Gertrude May Chilverswife of Ernest Walter Chilvers1882195977id: Shim1645244310801

18CooperAnn Cooperfirst name on the monument1768179729id: Shim434524701066
19Elizabeth Cooperdaughter of Ann Cooper17id: Shim434524701066Died in December 1815.
20James Cooperhusband of Ann Cooper1758183173id: Shim434524701066

21CottonFrederick Cottonfirst name on the monument1891191625id: Shim1945244610741WW1 - Norfolk Regimant. Repatriated to Bournemouth Military Hospital but died of dysentery.
22Frederick Cottonfirst name on the monument1891191625id: Shim504524771075WW1 - 1st Norfolk Regiment. Buried in this churchyard with CWGC headstone. visit for more about this soldier.
23May Maud Cottonfirst name on the monument1891195766id: Shim674525051078Churchyard plan gives her name as Mary Maud Cotton. Her grave is in the foreground of the photo.
24Olive Aileen Cottonwife of Percy Edward Cotton1890196979id: Shim4945247610991
25Percy Edward Cottonfirst name on the monument1882195775id: Shim4945247610991

26CullumCharles Cullumfirst name on the monument1812188169id: Shim384524651076

27DixonBarnabas Dixonfirst name on the monument1797181114id: Shim4745247410762Son of John and Elizabeth Dixon.

28DyeElsie Mabel Dyewife of Ernest William Dye1884194258id: Shim484524751082
29Ernest William Dyefirst name on the monument1896198084id: Shim484524751082

30EdwardsBenjamin Edwardsfirst name on the monument1809188980id: Shim694525071067
31Mary Edwardsfirst name on the monument1827189871id: Shim704525081068Wife of Benjamin Edwards.

32FordCharlotte Barnes Fordfirst name on the monument1819189475id: Shim444524711104It is unclear whether her surname was Ford or Barnes Ford.
33George Barnes Fordfirst name on the monument1823189976id: Shim454524721075

34GamesterAlice Gamesterwife of John Gamester1900197474id: Shim574524951091South side of church at Eastern end.
35John Gamesterfirst name on the monument1858193375id: Shim574524951091All that remains now is grass but the grave is between the two leftmost (ivy covered) coffin tombs of the Green family and the distant headstone (leaning on it's footstone) of George Alfred Gorrod.

36GarnhamJohn Henry Garnhamfirst name on the monument1915id: Shim504524791075WW1 - 1st Northants Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.
37John Herbert Garnhamfirst name on the monument1916id: Shim504524781094WW1 - 9th Norfolk Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.

38GinnMartin Ayland Ginnfirst name on the monument1874192753id: Shim684525061094His grave is the one with the broken cross in the foreground.

39GorrodGeorge Alfred Gorrodfirst name on the monument1880id: Shim514524891081South side of church towards Eastern end. Stone mostly illegible; year of death from footstone.
40Mary Gorrodfirst name on the monument1828189365id: Shim374524641078Wife of Solomon Gorrod.

41GowingReginald Alfred Gladden Gowingfirst name on the monument1924199672id: Shim424524691107

42GreenAnna Greenfirst name on the monument1843187431id: Shim534524911079Daughter of Henry and Maria Green.
43Elizabeth Greenfirst name on the monument1849188839id: Shim564524941067Daughter of Henry and Maria Green.
44Henry Greenfirst name on the monument1810188474id: Shim544524921082Husband of Maria Green.
45Maria Greenfirst name on the monument1807188275id: Shim554524931084Wife of Henry Green.

46HammondEdmund Hammondfirst name on the monument1791187988id: Shim204524471078
47Elizabeth Hammondfirst name on the monument1791186372id: Shim214524481087Wife of Edmund Hammond.
48Ernest George Hammondfirst name on the monument1917id: Shim504524801069WW1 - 7th Norfolk Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.
49Jon (athan?) Hammondfirst name on the monument1750183181id: Shim224524491084
50Sarah Hammondwife of Jon (athan?) Hammond1750182979id: Shim224524491084
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51HarrisHenry Harrisfirst name on the monument1809188980id: Shim724525101068
52Mary Harriswife of Henry Harris1816184832id: Shim724525101068
53Mary Harriswife of Stephen Harris1808187769id: Shim7145250910671
54Stephen Harrisfirst name on the monument1802186159id: Shim7145250910671

55HarrisonHenry Harrisonfirst name on the monument1797184952id: Shim34524301091

56HendersonDonald James Hendersonfirst name on the monument1936200973id: Shim64524331105
57Michelle Jane Hendersonrelationship not given of Donald James Henderson1963200643id: Shim64524331105

58KerrisonAmelia Kerrisonfirst name on the monument1827183710id: Shim664525041070Daughter of Richard and Mary Kerrison.
59Catherine Kerrisonsister of Amelia Kerrison1823184017id: Shim664525041070Daughter of Richard and Mary Kerrison.

60LambChristopher John Lambfirst name on the monument1950200959id: Shim74524341082

61LambleyJack Lambleyhusband of Mary Lambley1919197354id: Shim184524451077
62Mary Lambleyfirst name on the monument1917198265id: Shim184524451077

63Le GrysAnthony Le Grysfirst name on the monument1598id: Shim14524281068Younger son of Robart Le Grys and his wife Susan. This small plate was originally from Billingford church. An inscription on the reverse is to Thomas Le Grys buried at Shimpling 1692.

64LeederSidney Leederfirst name on the monument1917id: Shim504524811070WW1 - 9th Norfolk Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.
65Stuart John Leederfirst name on the monument1972199422id: Shim174524441089

66LockwoodHarry Lockwoodfirst name on the monument1917id: Shim504524821076WW1 - HMS Begonia. Visit for more about this sailor.
67Robert Lockwoodfirst name on the monument1918id: Shim504524831081WW1 - 10th Hampshire Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.

68MillardJeffery Turnbull Millardfirst name on the monument1917id: Shim504524841087WW1 - 4th Canadian Division Engineers. Visit for more about this soldier.

69MullengerAlfred Mullengerhusband of Maria Mullenger1845190661id: Shim614524991072
70Alfred Thomas Mullengerfirst name on the monument1909193425id: Shim344524611089This triple grave is within a larger gravelled area but a full view of the grave would make reading the stone very difficult.
71Florence A Mullengerfirst name on the monumentid: Shim634525011071
72Florence Elizabeth Mullengermother of Alfred Thomas Mullenger1885197186id: Shim344524611089
73G W Mullengerfirst name on the monument1892199098id: Shim2345245010781
74K D Mullengerfirst name on the monument1922199068id: Shim244524511074
75Maria Mullengerfirst name on the monument1851190251id: Shim614524991072
76Thomas Mullengerfather of Alfred Thomas Mullenger1885197186id: Shim344524611089
77William Mullengerfirst name on the monument1876190024id: Shim545243210741st Coldstream Guards. Died in South Africa.

78NormanAlfred Eric Normanhusband of Pearl Eve Norman1925201186id: Shim144524411122
79Ellen Normanfirst name on the monument1892197280id: Shim104524371067
80Horace Normanfirst name on the monument1919id: Shim504524851067WW1 - 7th Royal Sussex Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.
81Pearl Eve Normanfirst name on the monument1928198658id: Shim144524411122
82Thomas Horace Normanfirst name on the monument1914198066id: Shim94524361066

83PotterCecill Potterfirst name on the monument1622169270id: Shim24524291066
84Reginald Robert Rush Potterfirst name on the monument1903198077id: Shim134524401072
85Violet May Potterwife of Reginald Robert Rush Potter1904198783id: Shim134524401072

86QuadlingElsie Mabel Quadlingfirst name on the monument1901195958id: Shim294524561068

87Roberts-JonesIvor Roberts-Jonesfirst name on the monument1913199683id: Shim114524381086Sculptor.
88Monica Florence Roberts-Joneswife of Ivor Roberts-Jones1915200287id: Shim114524381086Mother of Mervin and Corinne (possible connection to Corinne Back in next grave)

89SeamanArthur Spencer D Seamanfirst name on the monument1916id: Shim504524861187WW1 - 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.
90Charles Seamanfirst name on the monument1903199188id: Shim274524541076
91David E Seamanfirst name on the monument1869195687id: Shim254524521091
92Eliza Seamanwife of David E Seaman1872196492id: Shim254524521091
93Gwendoline Mary Seamanwife of Charles Seaman1909199485id: Shim274524541076
94Hugh Valentine Seamanson of David E Seaman1905199085id: Shim254524521091
95Ida Alice Seamanwife of Victor Albert Seaman1901197473id: Shim264524531081
96Lily Maud Seamanrelationship not given of Walter Henry Seaman1907200194id: Shim284524551069
97Peter Seamanfirst name on the monument1895192631id: Shim584524961072Churchyard grave plan gives his name as Peter Frank Seaman.
98Victor Albert Seamanfirst name on the monument1897196669id: Shim264524531081
99Walter Henry Seamanfirst name on the monument1902199593id: Shim284524551069

100SnellingGeorge Clement Snellingfirst name on the monument1915id: Shim504524871068WW1 - 9th Norfolk Regiment. Visit for more about this soldier.

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