St Martin's Church, Lillington, Dorset
Some Memorials within the Church
Compiled by Luke Mouland, Lillington OPC, 2010
Photographs Denis Mouland © 2011
Sacred to the memory of
CHRISTINE, wife of GEORGE TILLY GOLLOP ESQ.
of Strode, daughter of HUBERT VAN DER VLIEGEN of
Hasslet near Liege. She died March the 19th 1865
aged 76. R.I.P.
And to the memory of her husband,
GEORGE TILLY GOLLOP,
Born 11th October 1791,
Died 22nd February 1889
Interred in the cemetery of Bridport.
In my father’s house are many mansions.
Also of GEORGE GOLLOP, eldest son of the above
CHRISTINE & GEORGE TILLY GOLLOP, late a Captain in Her
Majesty’s 2nd (The Queen’s Royal) Reg. of Foot, who died
at Strode 30th May 1890, and was buried in Netherbury churchyard, aged 64 years.
In a Vault Underneath
are deposited the Remains of THOMAS GOLLOP ESQ.
who died 26th January 1793, aged 47.
He graced a Gentleman’s Fortune with
a Gentleman’s Deportment.
He was a friend to all, Especially the Poor.
In private, by the Charity of his Hand;
In publick, by his Judgement and Munificence
towards the Support of Those Institutions
intended for their Relief.
He left two Sons, GEORGE TILLY GOLLOP and THOMAS GOLLOP.
May they imitate their Father’s Virtues!
Here lie the remains of JANE, the wife of THOMAS GOLLOP
of Sherborne and Strode in the County of Dorset, ESQ.
and daughter of the REV. JAMES SAWKINS L.L.B.,
Vicar of Frampton and Rector of Bettiscombe in the same County.
She departed this life March 20th 1824, aged 38 years.
This monument is erected to the memory of the
kindest and tenderest and most affectionate of mothers
in token of the deepest regret, honor and love, by her
only surviving son G. T. GOLLOP.
FILII NATU SECUNDI THOM/E GOLLOP DE SHERBORNE ARM
ET JAN/E JACOBI SAWKINS, L.L.B.
TRAMPTONI/E VICARII ET BETTISCOMBE IN AGRO DORSET
NATUS EST JUNII DIE XXIII A D MDCCXCIII
DECESSIT MARTII DIE XXII A D MDCCCXXI
TRATRI DULCISSIMO G T GOLLOP
II M P
In the memory of the
REV. THOMAS JAMES, M.A.
Who for 19 years was God’s faithful Minister in
this Parish. He died April 8th 1866,
aged 75 years.
This tablet has been erected by his friends
To the Memory of
SAMUEL WHETCOMBE ESQ. and ROBERT his Eldest Son
and JOHN his third Son, the first of whom Died
Jan the 20th 1739 aged 75 years and the next Nov 20th 1737
aged 25 years and the last June 10th 1742 aged 26 years.
This Monument is Erected by SAMUEL WHETCOMBE ESQ.
the second Son of the said SAMUEL WHETCOMBE ESQ.
deceased, in Testimony of his filial duties to his father
and his tender affection for his Two Brothers.
Also SIMON the fourth Son Died the
28th November 1745 aged 27 years.
SAMUEL WHETCOMBE ESQ. the second Son died
4th February 17-- aged --- years and MARY WHETCOMBE the Wife of the
said SAMUEL WHETCOMBE ESQ. and Mother of his said
four Sons died 29th October 1765, Aged 80 years.
ARTHUR HAMILTON WINTHROP WOODRUFF
Lieut. 4th Dorsets.
Killed in Action at Ramadie
23rd September 1917, aged 29.
Elder son of MRS. A. W. WOODRUFF and the
REV. A. W. WOODRUFF, Rector of Lillington, 1907-13
With Faith in God and ever affectionate memory of our son
GARETH HAMILTON FLETCHER
2nd Lieut. Grenadier Guards,
who was killed in action in the front trenches
at Guinchy La Bassee France, on the 25th Jan. 1915.
And also of our son-in-law
LAWRENCE R. FISHER-ROWE
Lt. Col. Grenadier Guards.
who died on the 13th March 1915,
from wounds received whilst commanding
the 1st Batt. Grenadier Guards
at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle France, the day before.
George Hamilton Fletcher Esq.
of Leweston Manor. 1919.
The following memorial to Lawrence Cole (d.1669) can be found under the carpet, at the entrance to the 18th Century Chapel.
Reader, you have within this grave
A Cole rak’d up in dust.
His courteous Fate saw it was Late
And that to Bed he must.
Soe all was swept up to be Kept
Alive until the day
The Trump shall blow it up and shew
The Cole but sleeping lay.
Then do not doubt the Coles not out
Though it in ashes lyes,
That little sparke now in the Darke
Will like the Phoenyx rise.
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