Family History

This page is to provide links to help you to pursue your Alstonefield family history.

Alstonefield Remembrance Book

Since 2011 a record book detailing the lives of the servicemen of the village who died in the 2 World Wars.

To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1, the book has been updated and expanded , following further research particularly of local records.  The research to date has provided a more extensive record of the lives of each man from or with an association to the village and includes photographs, local newspaper cuttings, army records and census returns.

The book is available for all to read in St Peter’s church or Alstonefield Remembrance Book page.

Headstone and Memorial Inscriptions

Alstonefield church and churchyard contain over 730 headstones and memorials and over a period of 2 years, the project to transcribe all the legible headstones and memorials in the churchyard was completed.

The oldest headstone is dated 3 April 1518, in memory of Anne Green. It is thought that this is one of the oldest, dated headstones in the country. The oldest known person buried here is Margaret Barclay, who died in 1731 aged 107!

You can now purchase a copy of the full database for £7.50  Purchases can be made using the ‘Buy Now’ button at the bottom of this page.  The pdf document file will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt of payment.

All proceeds will go towards the ongoing upkeep of the church and churchyard.

We are grateful to the work that Rev D Tinsley (Vicar of the parish 1982 – 1996) completed in the early 1980s, which was a great start to our work. Unfortunately, in the intervening years a number of inscriptions have become illegible, so his earlier records have been particularly important to us.

 


Alsonefield Headstone Inscriptions




This page and the following sub-pages are maintained by Susan Wilding

Headstones

Alstonefield Remembrance Book