If you have found the information
on this website useful, you may like to know about two books produced
by Peter Stewart about the people buried at Badsey. These are full of
information for the family historian including obituaries, notes and press
The books are made available
as pdf files on a CD-ROM published in April 2009. To order this, please
send a cheque for £10.99 (£9.99 plus £1 carriage) payable
to 'P. Stewart' to:
10 Digby Road
This CD contains a
copy of the latest book on Badsey Church, its Registers & Monumental Inscriptions
and a copy of the Badsey Burial Index 1538-2008.
The book covers the period 1538 to August 2008 and contains details of
the Burial Registers and all monumental inscriptions inside the church
and in the graveyard along with maps showing locations for monuments.
For the family historian, included in the book, and where known, are marriage
dates and additional notes and news cuttings regarding individuals. Also
obituaries from the Parish Magazines and local newspapers. For servicemen
who died in both World Wars and commemorated on plaques inside the church
details of the burial sites abroad are given. The appendices includes
one for Badsey residents who are known to be interred elsewhere in local
cemeteries, along with their monumental inscriptions. The book is illustrated
throughout with colour and black & white plates.
The Burial Index
The index covers the whole period 1538 - 2008 and fully referenced with
plot numbers (where know), and Burial Date, or Death Date where there
are only ashes involved. Also included in this index are all the entries
from the Book of Remembrance.
The book, one hand
printed copy only, which has taken over 3 years to produce will only be
available for sale on disc. This also applies to the Burial Index. 10%
of the profit from the sales of these CDs will be given to Badsey Church
Funds. The remainder to finance further books, including the Registers
and Churchyards of Bretforton and Offenham and the cemeteries at Bengeworth
& Hampton in Evesham. Waterside cemetery, in Evesham has already been
published in book form and soon to appear on a CD disc.
Here we present the results
of a major survey which involved recording and photographing almost every
monumental inscription at St. Jamesí Church, Badsey. Peter Stewart carried
out the survey in 2001 and 2002.
to the Survey
A Short Tour
of the Church and Churchyard
Section A -
south of the footpath
Section B -
north of the footpath
Section C -
the NE corner
Section D -
the SE corner
Garden of Remembrance
I have presented each inscription as written on the monument, using bold lettering
only for names. Stonemasons names are also included in the inscriptions, but
not in bold lettering. In the B&MSGH surveys, surnames and forenames are
displayed in BLOCK CAPITALS, and the rest of the inscription in lower case.
Square brackets are used to enclose eroded and unreadable parts of the inscriptions.
And where appropriate the missing information has been added after reference
to the burial registers.
Where burials are commemorated,
all inscription are followed, in square brackets, by a reference line, given
the following details:
- Pre-1813 [Individual
initials (if more than one burial)/ Burial Register No./ Burial date]
- Post 1813 (when the
first printed registers were introduced) [Initials/ Burial Register No./ Page
No./ Entry No./ B or Cr. (date of burial or interment of ashes)/ Age (if not
shown on monument)]
- Book of Remembrance:
Where there are inscriptions for those commemorated in the Book of Remembrance only,
the reference line will contain the following [Initials/ BoR/ D. (date of death)]
notes for reference line:
- Individuals not commemorated
in the monumental inscription, but known to be interred in the same plot are
- 'Omitted from PR' is
used where an individual is known to be interred in a plot, but not recorded
in the burial registers, and 'Not in PR' for those individuals who are only
commemorated and interred elsewhere. However, some of these latter individuals
may be interred in the plot, but the evidence is lacking.
- Where the information
shown in the inscription differ from that given in the registers, the differences
are marked with an asterisk (*) in both the inscription and reference line.
- Where there are differences
in the spelling of names, or additional forenames, names are given in full.
Peter F. Stewart
10 Digby Road
See also the
Largest Mass Dial in the World?
See also the
'Here Lyeth in Badsey Churchyard' chapter in Aldington
and Badsey: Villages in the Vale.
Updated 6 April 2009.