SD5805 : Memorial in the Walmesley Chapel

taken 3 years ago, near to Marylebone, Wigan, Great Britain

Memorial in the Walmesley Chapel
Memorial in the Walmesley Chapel
The inscription on the memorial in All Saints reads:

Of the GERARDS of INCE within MACKERFIELD who for several
Centuries were LORDS of that MANOR and also of ASPULL in this
COUNTY and whose remains are depositied underneath this Chancel
belonging to the family THOMAS GERARD ESQUIRE the last
Heir in a direct line dying without male issure soon after the Restoration
Of Charles the Second that property became vested in his kinsman
COLONEL RICHARD GERARD who was a grandson of the first
SIR THOMAS GERARD Baronet of BRYN and who during the
civil wars raised a Body of Foot for the immediate guard of the Queen and
eminently distinguishing himself in the Royal Cause was severely wounded
at the Siege of Burton upon Trent which Town being garrisoned by the
Parliamentary Forces he invested and together with Sir Thomas Tyldesley
Carried by Storm Immediately after the Restoration in acknowledgment of his
services he was appointed Cup bearer in ordinary upon her Majesty the
Queen Dowager This Branch of the family became extinct in the Year of our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and five on the demise of MARY WALMESLEY
Spinster Sisters and Coheiresses of WILLIAM GERARD Esquire
This tablet was places here by CHARLES WALMESLEY Esquire of
WESTWOOD in INCE aforesaid Grandson of the above named
All Saints Parish Church, Wigan
All Saints Church was established in Saxon times and was probably built on the site of a temple in the Roman settlement of Coccium. The present structure is at least the third building on the site. Major rebuilding took place in 1620 and 1849 and further restorations were made from 1898-1902, from 1947-1957 and from 2002-2006.

See Wigan Parish Church website LinkExternal link for more details.

The church is a Grade II* listed building LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
1816  1805 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Gerard  Richard Gerard  Thomas Tyldesley  Mary Walmesley  John Walmesley  Elizabeth Gerard  William Gerard  Charles Walmesley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5817 0568 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.7648N 2:37.9651W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5817 0567
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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