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Anyone in Mansfield Woodhouse Nott. area

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Jean Report 9 May 2013 19:21

I would really appreciate help from anyone in the Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghampshire area who can take a photo of a headstone and an inscription above the Tower door of the St. Edmunds King and Martyr Church. The headstone is of John Oakes which I was told is in the Welbeck Cemetary and is located on the left hand side of the footpath about ¾ of the way up.

There is also an inscription above the Tower Door on a wooden plaque with steel curved inscription that says:
This clock was made in the 21st year of the reign of her majesty Queen Victoria for the parish church of Mansfield Woodhouse by George William Cope of Nottingham July 1859. And paid for from the rents of the Clay Pit Lands by John Beardall, John Oaks, John Booth, Thomas Brooks, William Cripwell, trustees of the clay pit lands - William Cripwell, Thomas Tebbet, church wardens.

I have also not been able to locate the headstone of Philip Oakes who should be in Welbeck or the main churchyard cemetery. He died in 1869. Any help would be much appreciated.


Jean Report 10 May 2013 15:40

An update with more info on Philip Oakes. He owned the Parliament Oak which still exists today in Mansfield Woodhouse. i was told since he was an important person in the community that he may be buried in the churchyard of St. Edwards King and Martyr Church. But my research shows that burials at the time of his death were in the Welbeck Rd cemetery.