Marksbury

Status: 
Open
Number of Burials: 
1,080
Number of Memorials: 
150

St Peter's, Marksbury

From the Bristol Mirror of Sat 29 Dec 1810 p3: “On Tuesday last we were visited by one of the most dreadful storms ever remembered in this season of the year. . . . A considerable portion of the north-west pinnacle of the tower of Marksbury church, was blown down during the storm.”

From the Bath Chronicle of Thu 1 Aug 1889 p2: “RE-OPENING OF MARKSBURY CHURCH.- The parish church, which is very old, and consequently rather dilapidated, has, for the past weeks, been under repair. At the Easter vestry it was decided to strip the roof and replace about half the old slates with new ones, put new ridge crease and a new ceiling, and colour the walls. This has been done and, in addition, the porch has been rebuilt, the buttresses renewed, the north and west walls of the nave pointed, and the boundary walls made good., whilst new ropes have been put to the bells. The church was re-opened for worship on Sunday, the Rector (Rev. T. J. Scott) conducting the services.”

From the Bath Chronicle of Thu 5 Jan 1893 p6: “Mr. F. W. L. Popham, patron of the living, has presented to Marksbury Church a two manual American organ.”

From the front of the burial register 1813-:

Tuesday 21st October 1902: The additional piece of land which was given by Mr Francis William Leyborne Popham as an addition to the Old Churchyard in the years 1886 (conveyance dated 12th March 1886) was solemnly consecrated on Tuesday 21st October 1902 by the Right Reverend George Wynham Kennion D.D. Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells. The Petition for Consecration was signed by almost every householder in the Parish and there was an unanimous desire on the part of the Parishioners for the Consecration Service being performed. The Venerable H Bothamley M.A. Archdeacon of Bath was in attendance on the Bishop. The following Clergy ere present in the Rector’s visitation The Rev T. H. Hollier, Rector of Priston, The Rev. James Targett, Rector of Burnett, The Rev. T. H. Turner, Rector of Chelwood. Evening Prayer was said at 3 of p.m. by the Rector & the consecration service followed. The Church was full, & the whole congregation followed the Bishop round the ground in procession saying the appointed Psalms. In returning to the Church the Deed of Consecration was read by the order oof the Archdeacon, & then signed by the Bishop. The witnesses were: The Archdeacon, The Rev. T. H. Hollier, rector of Priston, W. W. C Hawkins Farmer of Marksbury/ The Bishop preached from the Text I Corinthians XV verse 57 .

L. C. Tibbotts & James Wall Churchwardens

Arthur H Wall & William Holbrooke, sidesmen

Wm C Hawkings & Joseph Henley Poole met the Bishop at the Churchyard gate & presented the Petition.

Henry Russell Joyut

Rector of Marksbury

21 October 1902

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At Somerset Heritage Centre:

  • D/P/mkby 2/1/1 Burials 1563-1682
  • D/P/mkby 2/1/2 Burials in woollen to 1685
  • D/P/mkby 2/1/3 Burials 1741-1812
  • D/P/mkby 2/1/7 Burials 1813-1981
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Coverage in Index: 
1740-2017