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An up to date plan of the churchyard extension has been done and all inscriptions transcribed.

All the interior memorials have also been transcribed.

The next phase of this project is to do the same for the old church yard. Volunteers tidy up the churchyard each spring.
 
Anyone who would like to help with this transcription project, please contact Susie Eldridge on 01488 668 495 or Send an email

For these photographs and many more of the memorial stones, plaques and other images of All Saintsí Ham, go to www.oodwooc.co.uk

© Duncan & Mandy Ball
 
The graveyard and memorials at All Saintsí Church, Ham
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Beneath this Stone are
deposited the remains of
The REVD. SUMNER SMITH
Rector of this Parish
who departed this life
on the 12th day of June 1845.
Aged 66 Years.


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ALEXANDER SHEARMAN’S STONE
He was the Village Blacksmith

In ……of   SHEARMAN 
who died May 1763 Age 79 years
My Sledge and Hammer lies reclin’d
My Bellows too have lost their Wind
My fire’s extinct my forge decay’d
And in the dust my Vice is laid
My Coals are spent my Iron’s gone
My Nails are drove my work is done
 
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© Wiltshire Heritage Museum
THE HUNT MEMORIAL ON NORTH WALL OF NAVE
Two kneeling brass figures surrounded by coloured marble

John Hunt, yeoman deceased the fyfth day of November Anno Di 1590 being of the age of 90 years. He lived well & dyed well, whose charitable deedes (as well to others as to his servants & kindred) were manie,amonge wch these told are worthy of remembrance. he gave fortye pounds to the mariage of poore maydens and at Thatcham in the county of Berks he erected three houses for poore & impotant people; moved their unto byChristian his wife; towards ye maintenance of wch people he hath given yearly forever eight poundes eighteen shillings, as also one other hose & land to repaire ye said houses, for whose life & death praise be given to god