Thursday, 3 June 2010

Beeley Family Tomb

Shane Sawyer who now lives in Australia recently sent me an old photograph of the Beeley Tomb which can be seen on Old Hyde.

I found the tomb in Hyde Cemetery. It sits alone from the rest of the graves just North of the chapel. The railings are now covered in vegetation precluding any view beyond.

The inscription on the Southern side is so worn as to be barely readable but on the old photograph the following part of the inscription is visible
In loving memory of Thomas Beeley of Polebank Hall, Hyde who died June 5th 1908 in the 75th year of his age. Also of Elizabeth ...

The inscription on the Northern side is still visible and reads
In loving memory of Elsbeth Jessie, daughter of T.C & L.A. Beeley of Bowlacre, Gee Cross. Born March 31st 1901, Died August 16th 1901. Also of the above named Thomas Carter Beeley born October 10th 1869, died June 9th 1909.

Alongside the tomb is a smaller gravestone in loving memory of Jane Slater of Brookfield, Woodend Lane, Hyde who died April 4th 1926 in her 57th year.

Other short-lived daughters of Thomas Beeley are buried at St. George's.
Elizabeth Edith the beloved wife of Edward Wood Calvert of "The Gerrards", Gee Cross and daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Beeley of Pole Bank Hall, Gee Cross born Jan 23rd 1887, died July 4th 1899
also of Daisy Elizabeth their daughter born Dec 17th 1893, died Feb 10th 1899
See also Hyde Daily Photo.


  1. Peter S.Heywood.7 March 2011 at 21:05

    Elizabeth Edith Wood Calvert nee Beeley ,was my Grandmother.Her surviving daughter Edith Leola Belley |Wood Calvert married my Father Charles Swainson Heywood in 1922 had two sons David (1925-1979.and Peter (my self born 1931.She died in 1981 in her 84th year.

  2. There is a picture of her in Pole Bank Hall:)


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