Bagshaw, Harry b. September 1, 1859 d. January 31, 1927 Professional Cricket Player. Born in Foolow, England, on September 1, 1859, he was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1887 and 1902. He was a left-handed batsman, played 218 innings in 125 first class matches with an average of 26.10 and a top score of 127 not out. He scored 7 centuries in making over 5000 runs, was a right-arm medium-pace bowler, took 73 first class wickets at an average of 29.02 and a best performance of 5 for 18. After retiring as a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Lawrence Churchyard, Eyam, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Mompesson, Catherine d. August 25, 1666 The village of Eyam is famous because of its association with the Great Plague of London in 1665. In that year, a chest of clothes was sent from London to Eyam, and soon four out of every five villagers were dead as infested fleas had made there way into the linen and so to Eyam. What made the village so special was the self sacrifice that they made to ensure that the disease did not spread. Led by the rector, William Mompesson, the entire village isolated themselves to prevent carrying the...[Read More] St Lawrence Churchyard, Eyam, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Stanley, Thomas He was the rector of Eyam prior to the Rev. William Mompesson and was deposed due to him not accepting the Act of Uniformity. He continued to live in he village and was of great assistance to William Mompesson during the period of the plague. St Lawrence Churchyard, Eyam, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England Plot: This marker no longer marks the exact grave, whose location in the graveyard is not known.