The Monumental Inscriptions
Holystone Chapel
Alwinton Parish
Northumberland

Holystone Chapel

Holystone Road, Holystone, Northumberland.NE65 7AJ

Holystone Village is a small village near the River Coquet in Northumberland where the Benedictine nuns once tended a famous well called the Lady’s Well. The well still stands today not far from the local pub.

St. Mary the Virgin Church was rebuilt in 1848

Monumental Inscriptions

Ann Douglas of Shaperton 7th March 1800 aged 84 years. Also James husband of the above Labourer 14 June 1810 age 75.

Robert Thomas, Rothbury 1st September 1854 aged 49 years.

Mary Hedley Spearman daughter of Gedeon and Henaor Spearman of Newbiggin 24th December 1816 aged 16 years. Alice their daughter 11 November 1825 aged 17 years. Their son William Hedley Spearman died 5th September 1827 age 22 years. Eleanor wife of Gedeon Spearman died 26th October 1828. Gideon Spearman died Newbiggin 9th February 1859 age 83.

Robert Spearman died Clennel 22 April 1834 age 88 years. Wife Jane of Biddlesstone Edge 3 April 1825 aged 71. Also son of Robert of Warton died at Thropton 27 April 1827 aged 57. Charles Robert Vassey son the above died at Thropton 26 May 1848 aged 26 years

Dorothy Thomas 1st September 1854. Aged 64 years

Daughters of Robert and Jane Spearman of Warton Routhbury Parish. Jane died 13thJanuary 1797 aged 18 years and 9 months, Isabella died 23rd January 1801 age 18 years 3 months. Ann 11th February aged 23 years 8 months. Mary 4th December 19 years 2 months.

Thomas Pittiloh of Newcastle, 31st October 1796 age 55 years. Wife of above Isabella of Gateshead, 10th November 1818, age 90 years.

Elestay Brewis wife of George Brewis of Newton and daughter of Robert Spearman of Warton 20th February 1831 aged 43 years. Isabella Maira daughter of George and Elizabeth Brewis died at Rock Moor House, Parish of Rennington. 10th December 1838 aged 8 months. Charlotta Elestay daughter 17th November 1844 aged 10years. George Father of above 18th September 1847 aged 62 his wife Elizabeth 22 December 1858 aged 45 Margaret Hibbert daughter of the above died Bolton, Lancs 4th July 1881 age 35.

John Clake of Netherton Burnfoot Labourer 31st January 1800 aged 72 years. Son John 16th August 1771 aged 8 years. Wife of the above Eleanor of Netherton 2nd July 1810 aged 78 years.

Elizabeth daughter of Robert and Margaret Nesbit, Sheepshanks 5th March 1835 aged 15 years.

John Common of Harbottle 17 June 1763 aged 45. Also wife Catherine 14 May 1814 aged 90 years. Son John 26 July 1828 aged 75. Christiana wife of Thomas Common 7th September 1841 aged 63 years, said Thomas 25th May 1842. Elizabeth Common died at Thorpton 6th May 1877 aged 68 years. J Common died at Harbottle August 1885 aged 85.

John Pitlow, of Harbottle, 28th July 1818 aged 70 years, son John of Hoppers House 10th August 1807 aged 11 years. Also wife of the above Jane 18th June 1832 age 31.

Jane daughter of Robert and Margaret Blacklock, Harbottle 13 December 1833 aged 24 years. Daughter Mary Ann 4th January 1835 aged 22 years. Daughter Margaret 14th June 1836 aged 25 years. Daughter Elizabeth 16th November 1836 aged 21 years. Margaret wife of Robert 3rd September 1854 aged 72 years. Son Robert 26th August 1863 aged 39 years. Daughter Sarah 26th September 1863 aged 44 years Robert Blacklock 1st April 1867 aged 85 years.

Jane daughter of Luke and Mary Thorborn died at Netherton 30th September 1830 age 22 years.

Catherine daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Oliver of Holystone Mill, 8th November 1830 age 8 years. And their second daughter Catherine 21st June 1844 aged 12 years. Dorothy Oliver mother to above 2nd September 1869 aged 76. Joseph father to above 17th July 1882 aged 97 years. Grandson Robert Oliver 16th May 1881 aged 26 years. Isabella wife to Joseph Oliver died 27th December 1890 aged 62 years above Joseph 30th June 1914 aged 84.

Ann wife of James Trotter Formerly of Lightpipe Hall. 21st January 1834 aged 35 years. Son James Trotter of Thropton, 15th November 1840 aged 55 years.

Jane of Flotterton Rothbury Parish, wife of William Gillhespie Formerly of Woodhouses. 29th March 1799 aged 48 years. Son Edward 20th June1799, aged11. William Gillespie husband of the above died Holystone 14 February 1831 aged 86 years. William son of the above 5th March 1845 aged 50 years. Daughter Elizabeth 8th April 1853 aged 54 years. Daughter Magdillon died Holystone 28th December 1863 age 79 years.

Jane wife of John Bell died Dewshill 20th August 1848. Husband John Bell died at Thropton 27th December 1885 aged 85 years. Eliz of Harbottle wife of the late William Bell of Featherwood 23rd June 1811 aged 74 years. Son Thomas 9th March 1831 aged 56 years. William Bell 8th January 1852 aged 84. Wife Catherine 23rd March 1853 aged 72 years. Daughter Sarah 7 September 1852 aged 53 years.

Luke Forster Laborer of Sheepshanks 22decmber 1806 aged 65 years daughter Elizabeth Wilson of Woodhall 8th October 1805 aged 27 years Husband William Wilson Joiner of Woodhall 6th February 1807 .Mary wife of the above named Luke Forster 29 January aged 83 of Rothbury

Mr Rodger Widdrington of Harbottle 30th December 1671

William Pot of Farnham 28 July 1650

Holystone Burials

Elizabeth Lormer Campville 26th March 1816 age 80 years

Mary Hedley Spearman. Newbiggin, Rothbury Parish, 27th December 1816 .age 16 years

William Oliver Hollystone 22nd May 1817 age 10 months

George Pringle Sharperton Edge 21 June 1817

John Pitloh Harbottle 30th July 1818 aged 70

Isabel Pitloh Gateshead 15th November age 90

George Robson Sharperton 18th November 1818. Age 26

Elspah Mills Sharperton 20th December 1818. 10 months

James Adams Hollystone 11th August 1819 age 41

Thomas Bell Hollystone 12th September 1819 age 74

Isabel Tindale Hollystone 11th August 1820 age 41

George Jordon Thropton Rothbury Parish 15th November 1820 age 55

Eleanor Jameson Hollystone 20th February 1821 age 88

James Riddel High Trewitt Rothbury Parish 20th February 1821 age 88

Mary Black Alnham Parish 2nd September 1821 age 84

Mary Willigs Harbottle 16th January 1823 age 70

John Telford Wrighill Rothbury Parish 17th August 1823 age 71

Thomas Pringle Sharperton Edge 4th November 1823 age 70

Mary Forster Rothbury 4th February 1825 age 82

Jane Spearman Biddlestone Edge 16 April age 70

Alice Spearman Newbiggin Rothbury Parish 15th November 1825 age 17

Cicely Pringle Borrowton 11th March 1827 age 27

Thomas Pringle Borrowton 14th April 1827 age 4

Isabella Gutherson Hollystone 31st May age 9 days

William Hedley Spearman Newbiggin Rothbury Parish 8th September 1827 age 22

Robert Beiget Netherton Pyke 14th January 1828 age 3 months

George Nesbit Newbiggin 11 March 1828 age 37

Edward Allen Hollystone 22nd April 1828 age 96

James Foggon Flotterton Rothbury Parish 22nd April 1828 age 96

John Common Harbottle 29th April 1828 age 75

Mary Foggon Thropton Rothbury Parish 1st September 1828 age 75

Eleanor Spearman Newbiggin 28th October 1828 age 51

Margaret Riddell Swindon Rothbury Parish 9th November 1828 age 84

Joseph Clarke Trewit Robury Parish 17th February 1829 age 8

Margaret Rutherford Holystone 24th May 1829 age 14

John Jordon Harbottle 2nd August 1830 age 70

Mary Haddon Hollystone 1st September 1830 age 53

John Thorburn Netherton 3rd October 1830 age 22

Catherine Oliver Hollystone 10th November 1830 age 8

Jane Robinson Netherton 13th January 1830 age 24

Alice Gibb Low Trewit Rothbury Parish 26 January 1830 age 81

William Gilhespy Hollystone 17th February 1830 age 86

Elestay Brewis ux George Brewis Newton 24th February 1830 age 43

Thomas Bell Buriness Elsdon Parish 13th March 1831 age 36

James Sproat Hollystone 17th July 1830 age 74

Jane Pitloh Harbottle 20th June 1831 age 84

William Weddell Sharperton 5th December 1832 age 63

Ann Rutherford Holystone 30th March 1832 age 53

Ann Clark Trwett Rothbury Parish 24th October 1831age I month

Jane Blacklock Harbottle 16th December 1831 age 24

Ann Common Thropton Rothbury Parish age 23rd January 1833 age 85

John Pringle Caistron Rothbury Parish 29th January 1834 age 14

Robert Spearman Clennell 25th April 1834 age 88

Mary Ann Blacklock Harbottle 6th January 1835 age 22

Robert Nesbitt Newbigging Rothbury Parish 5th March 1835 age 50

Elizabeth Nesbitt Sheepbanks 8th March 1835 age 14

William Potts Borrowton 30th April 1835 age 76

John Gardiner Elilaw 25th September 1835 age 7

John Brenkley Holystone 15th January 1836 age 78

Elizabeth Potts Borrowton 2nd February 1836 age 68

Thomas Clake Low Trewitt Rothbury Parish 5 March 1836 age 70

Jane Davison Holystone 17 April 1836 age 77

Margaret Blacklock Harbottle 16th June 1836 age 25

Elizabeth Blacklock Harbottle 18th November 1836 age 21

Jane Rodgerson Borrowton 10th May 1837 age 14 days

George Haddon Hoystone 8th April 1838 age 78

John Gibb High Trewit Rothbury Parish 22nd April 1838

John Pringle Borrowton 18th May 1837 age 22

John Oliver Holystone 10th August 1837 age 77

Isabella Brewis Rock Moorhouse Parish of Rock with Rennington 13th September 1838 age 9 months

Jane Gardner Duns Green 30th April 1839 age 9

Margaret Davison Bickerton Rothbury Parish 31 December 1839 age 75

Thomas Foggan Elilaw 27th February 1840 age 39

James Trotter Thropton Rothbury Paris 18th November 1840 age 55

Jane Watson High Field Parish of Thorneyburn 15th December 1840 age 38

Philip Watson High Field 19th December 1840 age 10 days

Ann Davison Common Holystone 14 April 1841 age 3 months

Christianna Common Harbottle 10th September age 62

William Nicholson Common Harbottle 6 November 1841 age 17 days

George Davison Woodhouse 3rd January 1842 age 78

Ann Rutherford Low Farnham 17 March 1842 age 36

Ann Nesbitt Rowchester Parsh of Elsdon 26th May 1842 age 86

Thomas Common of Harbottle 26th May 1842 age 86

?? Welleans Harbottle 3rd July 1842 age 1 day

Thomas Rutherford Holystone 13th August 1842 age 84

Robert Bell Holystone 9th December 1842 age 65