Martin Nicholson's Cemetery Project

St Mary, Cusop, Herefordshire

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The church originated in the early 12th century. There were restorations in 1857 and 1961. The ancient yew trees in the churchyard are mentioned in the Domesday Book.

In 1740, following his return from a trip to America, William Seward commenced open-air preaching on his own account. He encountered hostile crowds in South Wales and then at Hay-on-Wye in October he was heavily stoned by a particularly aggressive mob and a few days later died from his wounds, thus becoming the first Methodist martyr. He is buried near Hay, in the village churchyard at Cusop. The church there has a memorial tablet, which was dedicated in August 1978, 238 years after Seward’s death.

St Francis of Assisi and St Margaret.

Martin Beales was a Lawyer, Author and Sailor.

Three children died on the same day and another died less than 3 weeks later.

Aged 100.

Ellen Smith was a Housekeeper for 55 years.

William Lloyd was an Auctioneer and Estate Agent.

Aged 100.

Aged 103.

Arthur Wallace was a Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy.

Claire Christine Nicholson and Martin Piers Nicholson - Ticklerton (Shropshire) and Daventry (Northhamptonshire), United Kingdom.

This page was last updated on June 9th 2015.