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MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
(and cemetery registers)

 

 SUFFOLK

Bury St Edmunds Cemetery (NBI)
*1886 May 26 George Sterry aged 34
*1891 Mar 26 Adelaide Alice Sterry aged 1 year, Abode: Bury St Edmunds, dau Frederick & Mary Ann; 2 Out Southgate
*1900 Mar 13 Florence Eva Sterry aged 2 years, Abode: Bury St Edmunds, dau Fred & Mary Ann; 4 Out Southgate
*1900 Apr 26 Ada Augusta Sterry aged 7 months, Abode: Bury St Edmunds, dau Fred & Mary Ann; 4 Out Southgate

Hemley
All Saints’s Church Cemetery
(Gravestone Photographic Resource)
^^^In Loving Memory of/JOHN STERRY/DIED SUDDENLY 24TH JUNE 1933/AGED 63 YEARS/HIS END WAS PEACE/ALSO CHARLOTTE STERRY/DIED .....

^^^George Ernest Sterry, d 2004, aged 87
^^^Elsie Harriet Sterry, d 1996, aged 79, wife of George Ernest Sterry

Ipswich Cemetery (NBI)
^1860 Mar 31 Robert Cook Sterry aged 3m, Abode Ipswich St Clement, Fore Hamlet; d 27 Mar
^1864 Jan 5 Laura Cook Sterry aged 6, Abode: Ipswich St Clement, Fore Hamlet, d 1 Jan
^1864 Dec 3 Edward Cook Sterry aged 4m, Abode: Ipswich St Clement, Fore Hamlet d 30 Nov
^1871 Feb 9 Sarah Sterry aged 69, Adode: Ipswich St Clement, d 4 Feb Albion St
^1876 Feb 11 George Sterry aged 75, Abode: Ipswich St Clement, Fore St d Feb labr
^ 1884 Sep 11 Marianne Sterry aged 62 (SUI and NBI has Sep 17, Abode: Ipswich St Clement, d 13 Sep, Alan Rd
^1892 Mar 22 Robert Cook Sterry aged 69, Abode: Ipswich St Matthew; Richmond Rd, d 16 Mar; shipwright

Kirkley Cemetery
Source: Waveney District Council Cemetery Index
Note: As this detail is from the cemetery register, unless otherwise stated date given is date of burial.

Sterry Mary Bishop 11/10/1916 77 Widow K/M/98
Sterry Lillah Anna 19/01/1923 46 Wife of John Sterry K/V/92
Sterry John 21/03/1942 74 Joiner K/V/92
Sterry Daniel George 19/09/1951 63 Hotel Proprietor K/F/160
Sterry Elizabeth Florence 20/06/1953 74 Spinster K/C/130
Sterry Arnold Woodard 21/11/1953 64 Shop Manager K/FA/99
Sterry Alice Lavinia 31/12/1955 67 Widow K/FA/92
Sterry Lilian Elizabeth 09/01/1957 71 54 Briarwood Road, Lowestoft Widow K/F/160
Sterry Frederick Lancelot 31/08/1963 66 9 Kirkley Run, Lowestoft Pensioner K/TA/258
Sterry Edith Eva Mabel 22/05/1969 70 9 Kirkley Run, Lowestoft Widow K/TA/258
Sterry Joan Mary 09/05/1996 57 7 Appledore Drive, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft Housewife K/LNF

Lowestoft, St Margaret's
Fishermen's Memorial at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft (transcribed by Jane Taylor) - Complete

1832 #6239 W. end: Rob Sterry merchant 24 July 1818 ag. 75 w. [?E.] end: Sarah w. of Rob. S. 9 Ap 1816 ag 72
[From Suffolk Churchyard Inscriptions, Partridge. Parts I, II and III.]

[Marble tablet inside St Margaret's Church]
Sacred to the memory of
ROBERT STERRY Fish Merchant
Who was unfortunately drowned with all his crew
May 29th 1807 aged 40 years
In his religious duties he was steady and attentive
In his worldly occupations regular and honest
And in his domestic, kind and indulgent
Also to the memory of ROBT STERRY eldest son of
the above aged 10 years who was unfortunately lost
by the boat upsetting the year before.
Reader! Be mindful of the uncertainty of human life from the untimely
end of these unfortunate persons; and immediately examine into thine own state
The afflicted widow and mother of the above erected this tablet as a
tribute of her sincerest affeection

The information below was kindly provided by Peter Sterry, Bedfordshire, England. Extracted from 'The memorial inscriptions of St. Margaret's, the parish church of Lowestoft, Suffolk' [copied between 1937 & 1968 by Hugh W. Lees and Jack Rose] Suffolk Family History Society, 2004 [6 microfiches] with some additional text from the headstones as transcribed by Robert Sterry in 2001.

Sacred to the memory of Henry Whatling Sterry
Son of John & Mary Sterry
Who departed this life 21 October 1848 aged 34 years

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Sacred to the memory of John Sterry
Who departed this life November 30 1836 aged 63
Also
Mary wife of the above who died February 11 1841
Aged 72 years

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Mary the beloved wife of John Sterry
Who departed this life 29 Oct 1868 aged 65
Also
John the beloved husband of Mary Sterry who died 23 November 1885
aged 82 years

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To the memory of Lorina (Hill) the beloved daughter of James & Hannah Sterry
Who died November 30 1851 aged 15 years
also
James Masterson their son who died in infancy
And of their affectionate mother Hannah
The beloved wife of James Sterry
Who died April 7 1867 aged 67 years

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In memory of Mary Sterry the daughter of John & Sarah Sterry
who died April 1723 aged 94 years

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In loving memory of Ann Sterry and John Sterry
Who died January ?? 1782 aged 24 years
Also
Two sons and two daughters

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In loving memory of Eliza Sterry (no other details)

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Sacred to the memory of Joseph Sterry who died 29 Aug 1859
Aged 77 years
Also
Mary his wife who died 17 May 1870 aged 77 years
Also
Martha their daughter
The beloved wife of George Minister
Who died March 15 1886 aged 59 years

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Sacred to the memory of James Sterry beloved husband of
Martha Sterry who died 24 January 1858 aged 51 years
Also
Martha wife of the above who died September 8 1886 aged 76 years

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Sacred to the memory of William Sterry who departed
this life January 19 1878 aged 76 years

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In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife
of James Sterry who died December 30 1874 aged 69 years
She looked well to the ways of her household
and ate not the bread of idleness
Her children arise up and call her blessed
Her husband also and he praiseth her.
Also
three of their sons
John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20
James died January 21 1861 aged 29
William died September 29[20?] 1874[1873?] aged 47
Also
John[James?] their grand child died in infancy
Also
James beloved husband of the above who died
December 22 1885 aged 82 years

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(Marble Cross)
In Loving Memory
James Sterry
Who died April 14 1882 aged 82 years

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In loving memory Ellen Calver the dearly beloved wife of
John Steward Sterry who feel asleep April 16 1899 aged 60 years
Also
Of the above named John Steward Sterry who died June 13 1908 aged 74 years

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Here resteth the body
John Sterry
The loving husband of Ann Sterry who died ye 6th April 1764 aged 60 years
Also
Ann his wife who died ye 26th February 1769 aged 80 years

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Sacred to the memory Mary the daughter of
Robert & Sarah Sterry who died August 5th 1776 aged 9

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The following head stones were removed 1948-49 to widen road:

Sarah More of the parish of [Sarah moved to?] St Peter’s in the city of Norwich and grand daughter of Robert & Mary Sterry died 7 June 1836 aged 10 month

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Mary Sterry daughter of James & Sarah Sterr y died 22 April 1787 aged 18
James Sterry died 13 June 1817 aged 77
Sarah Sterry wife of above died 9 March 1832 aged 94

The following additional headstones in St Margarets were transcribed by Robert Sterry in 2001.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN STERRY SWAN
FORTY SEVEN YEARS
HARBOUR PILOT
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN SWAN
WHO DIED MAY 19TH 1881
IN THE 71ST YEAR OF HIS AGE

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In Memory of
JOHN STERRY
The son of
Jo & Susan Sterry
who died 2 May 1782
Aged 2 years
Also two sons &
two daughters
who died in their infancy

Lowestoft Cemetery
Source: Waveney District Council Cemetery Index ( Note: As this detail is from the cemetery register, unless otherwise stated date given is date of burial); NBI
++1889 May 4 Alfred Sterry 4 May 1889 aged 39, Abode: Lowestoft, mariner; 5 St Margarets Rd, L/5/129
++1891 Aug 7 John Henry Allen Sterry aged 2, Adode: Lowetoft, son Frederick & Mary Ann; 24 Reeve St, L/6/176W
++1891 Sep 12 Unnamed Sterry aged 1 day, Abode: Lowestoft, chd Frederick & Mary Ann; 24 Reeve St, L/6/166E
++1891 Oct 2 Miriam Ellen Sterry aged 21 days, Abode: Lowestoft, dau Frederick John & Mary; 24 Reeve St, L/6/165W
++1893 Mar 29 Martha Ann Sterry 29 Mar 1893 aged 1 day, Abode: Lowestoft, dau Edward William & Jane; 23 Commercial Rd, L/8/90W
++1894 Feb 27 Dorothy Louise Ella Sterry aged 3, Abode: Lowestoft, dau Thomas John & Edith Mary; 32 Norwich Rd, L/9/139W
++1894 Jun 8 Elizabeth Sterry aged 75, Abode: Lowestoft, wife James; 243 Clapham Rd, L/9/117 (additional information from MI) d June 3rd 1894 aged 74 also of James Sterry (husband) d Nov 13 1896 aged 73
++1896 Nov 17 James Sterry aged 71, Abode: Lowestoft, twine spinner; Clapham Rd, L/9/117
Sterry Ann 23/11/1897 69yrs 127 St. Peters Street, Lowestoft Wife of Timothy Sterry L/B/59
++1897 Nov 23 Ann Sterry aged 68, Abode: Lowestoft, wife Timothy; 127 St Peters St [SUI has aged 69]
1901 Jun 22 Frederick Robert Sterry 6yrs 29 Seago Street, Lowestoft Child of John and Louisa Sterry L/8/111E
1902 Mar 13 Woodard Sterry 54yrs 7 Rant Score, East Lowestoft Warehouseman L/9/24 (additional information from MI) Woodard Sterry d March 9 1902 aged 54 also of Ann Elizabeth wife of above d Sept 24 1930 aged 80
1903 Aug 1 William Oscar Sterry 48yrs 57 Norwich Road, Lowestoft Watchmaker L/16/33 (additional information from MI) William Oscar Sterry husband of Emma Ann Sterry born May 24 1856 died July 29 1903
1903 Dec 24 Timothy Sterry 77yrs Factory Street, Lowestoft Gentleman L/B/59
1904 May 25 Clara Lilian Sterry 2yrs 25 Hempland, Lowestoft Child of John & Esther Sterry L/17/38E
1905 Jun 10 Frank Ernest Sterry 10months 25 Hempland, Lowestoft Child of Rose Louise Sterry(singlewoman) L/18/37E
1908 May 6 Thomas Sterry 75yrs Trafalgar Street, Lowestoft Coal Merchant L/21/152
1910 Nov 8 Fred Sterry 1 hour 55yrs St. Peters Street, Lowestoft Child of Frederick & Edith Sterry L/7/371W
1912 Aug 20 Frederick Jack Benjamin Sterry 20/08/1912 12hours 5 St. Margarets Plain, Lowestoft Child of Frederick R. & Edith V. Sterry L/F/402E
1913 Apr 24 James Edward Sterry 50yrs 23 Trafalgar Street, Lowestoft Cooper L/10/499
1915 Apr 14 Sterry Samuel 72yrs 6 Alma Road, Lowestoft Formerly Captain of Steam Tug L/12/487 (additional information from MI) Samuel Sterry d April 9 1915 aged 72 also Ann Sterry wife of above d June 19 1934 aged 93
1915 May 21 Alice Sterry 77yrs 63 Trafalgar Street, Lowestoft Widow L/21/152
1916 Feb 12 William Sterry 21yrs Chorlton Upon Medlock Soldier Pte. No 1356 L/13/387
1914 Aug 4 (Information from MI and not shown in index) Wilfred J Sterry eldest son of T.J.Sterry 1/4th Suffolk Reg Volunteers died of wounds Feb 7 1916 aged 21
1916 Mar 16 Maud Mary Esther Sterry 2yrs 3 Factory Street, Lowestoft Child of John W. & Maud Sterry L/13/468E
1916 Mar 16 Eileen Iris Sterry 9months 3 Factory Street, Lowestoft Child of John W. & Maud Sterry L/13/467E
1927 (Information from MI and not shown in index) Edith Mary Sterry wife of Thomas John d Aug 11 1927 aged 62 also of Thomas John Sterry husband of the above d may 25 1932 aged 68
1928 Dec 26 (Information from MI and not shown in index) Frederick Sterry 74yrs L/N/96
1930 Sep 27 (Information from MI and not shown in index) Ann Elizabeth Sterry 27/9/1930 80yrs widow Lowestoft
1934 Jun 21 Ann Sterry 93yrs 2 Station Road, Beccles Widow L/12/487
1935 Oct 14 Maud Mary Sterry 43yrs 12 Dove Street, Lowestoft Wife of John Sterry L/21/453
1935 Nov 30 Emma Preston Sterry 74yrs 4 Chapel Street, Lowestoft Widow L/N/96
1937 Sep 27 Charles Sterry 81yrs 16 princes Road, Lowestoft Old Age Pensioner L/20/402
1938 May 14 David John Sterry 2hours Lowestoft Hospital infant L/22/264E
1942 (Information from MI and not in index) Mary Ann Sterry died 23 Jan 1942 age 73 of Trafalgar Street. Widow of James Edward Sterry at 55 Stanley Street (Section of the Civilian War Dead Register)
1944 Jul 25 John William Sterry 83yrs 25 The Hemplands, Lowestoft Pensioner L/H/96
1946 Mar 25 Esther Susannah Sterry 81yrs 25 The Hemplands, Lowestoft Widow L/H/96
1946 Jul 24 Lily May Sterry 62yrs 37 kent Road, Lowestoft Wife of F Sterry L/D/491
1948 Apr 1 Frederick George Allen Sterry 64yrs 37 Kent Road, Lowestoft Shipwright L/D/491
1950 Nov 16 Sydney Herbert Sterry 75yrs 63 Stanford Street, Lowestoft Pensioner L/25/413 (additional information from MI) Sydney Herbert Sterry d Nov 11 1950 aged 75 years also of Eliza Elizabeth his wife d March 27 1955 aged 77
1953 Apr 29 John William Sterry 67yrs 6 St maragrets Road, Lowestoft Labourer L/27/427
1955 Apr 1 Eliza Elizabeth Sterry 77yrs 67 Stanford Street, Lowestoft Widow L/25/413

Newmarket Cemetery [SUI]
1886 May 26 George Sterry, 34, Abode: Newmarket St Mary

Pakefield Cemetery
Source: Waveney District Council Cemetery Index
Note: As this detail is from the cemetery register, unless otherwise stated date given is date of burial.
Sterry Mary Bishop 11/10/1916 77 Widow K/M/98
Sterry Lillah Anna 19/01/1923 46 Wife of John Sterry K/V/92
(Information from MI and not shown in index) Margaret E Sterry 1939 aged 6 years
Sterry John 21/03/1942 74 Joiner K/V/92
Sterry Daniel George 19/09/1951 63 Hotel Propritor K/F/160
Sterry Elizabeth Florence 20/06/1953 74 Spinster K/C/130
Sterry Arnold Woodard 21/11/1953 64 Shop Manager K/FA/99
Sterry Alice Lavinia 31/12/1955 67 Widow K/FA/92
Sterry Lilian Elizabeth 09/01/1957 71 54 Briarwood Road, Lowestoft Widow K/F/160 Sterry Frederick Lancelot 31/08/1963 66 9 Kirkley Run, Lowestoft Pensioner K/TA/258
Sterry Edith Eva Mabel 22/05/1969 70 9 Kirkley Run, Lowestoft Widow K/TA/258 Sterry Joan Mary 09/05/1996 57 7 Appledore Drive, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft Housewife K/LNF

Southwold St Edmund
James Sterry, Master Mariner, aged 49 years. Also James Will. Sterry, aged 23 years and John Page Sterry, aged 15 years, who were lost on their passage from Rotterdam to London, 25 Dec 1836.
From 'Register of English Monumental Inscriptions', Vol 11., Rev T.W. Oswald-Hicks (ed) (1914)

Also the same monument above from Gravestone Photographic Resource)
JAMES STERRY/MASTER MARINER/
Also JAMES WILLIAM and/
JOHN PAGE STERRY/HIS SONS
WHO LOST .......25 DEC 1836
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE JAMES STERRY ... THE 75TH YEAR OF HER AGE ...

1830 Headstone #1680 Sterry
Sacred to the memory of Robert Sterry who departed -----life 25 ----March aged –7
Oh! How uncertain
Certain to die but yet uncertain when an instance here you have before your eye-------of youth -----offence dies.
In Memory of James Sterry trinity pilot and Mary his wife The former died 14 Feb 1845 aged 82 years the latter 25 Dec 1833 aged 70 years
Pray without ceasing.

[St Edmund's Churchyard]
[633] Curb & Beach Stones
Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann wife of William Sterry who departed the life Nov 14 1848 aged 43 years. Also Elizabeth his second wife died April 4 1869 aged 62 years [LDS Film 991976]

NORFOLK
Rosary Cemetery, Norwich

Sarah Soane wife of Richard More of St Peter Mancroft in this city dtr of the late Robert and Sarah [?Mary] Sterry of Lowestoft d. 14 Apr 1836 age 30 (Section F956Sq)

Samuel Sterry d 11 Dec 1980 (Section Y1/1558)

From 'Rosary Cemetery(Norwich) Monumental Inscriptions 1819-1986 and Burials 1821-1837', Norfolk Family History Society.

Earlam Cemetery, Norwich
1962 Oct 30 Mabel Sterry, aged 75, single woman, Location: Area 5, Section 17C, Plot 17/175 [Source: Norfolk Family History Society NORS Index]

Filby All Saints churchyard
[Table Top Tomb] Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM NOCKOLDS the beloved husband of ANN NOCKOLDS who died 17th May 1832 aged 46 years Also of WILLIAM NOCKOLDS Their son and the husband of ELIZABETH NOCKOLDS died 30th May 1832 aged 22 years Also of WILLIAM his son grandson of the above who died 24th December 1859 aged 8 years And also of ANN the dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM NOCKOLDS and of the late NATHANIEL STERRY who died 11th May 1884 aged 75 years Their end was Peace   [Source: NFHS NORS Transcriptions]

* = Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
** = Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
++ = Southwold, Suffok, UK
^^^ = Pakefield, Suffolk, UK
^ = Ipswich, Suffolk, UK