The Reburial of graves from the Congregational Chapel in 1961  -  a transcription of the document produced by the Vicar of Hadnall in Jan 1962.

This is to certify that the remains of the following deceased persons were removed during the period May 15th to 19th 1961 from the Hadnall Congregational Chapel Graveyard and reburied on May 19th and 20th 1961 in the Hadnall Parish Churchyard.
The burial service was conducted on May 21st 1961 by me.

1.    Thomas Heath died April 2nd 1893 aged 67 ) buried together in new separate grave, with
2.    Elizabeth Heath died Feb 5 th 1890 aged 69 ) original tombstone re-erected over grave
3.    Joseph Needham died May 15 1934 aged 69  ) buried together in new separate grave, with
4.    Hannah Needham died Feb 20th 1933 aged 68) original tombstone re-erected over grave
5.    Jane Payne died 1842
6.    Deborah Hilditch d. 1851
7.    John Leach died 1858
8.    Sarah Leach died 1863
9.    Mary Ann Caley d. 1864
10.    David James d. 1866
11.    Sarah Leach d. 1866
12.    Thomas Heath d. 1869
13.    Thomas Heath d. 1871
14.    Peter Leach d. 1871
15.    John Hilditch d. 1873
16.    William Pascall d. 1873
17.    Sarah Heath d. 1875
18.    Sarah Ann James d. 1876
19.    Jane Leach d. 1879
20.    Mary Heath d. 1879
21.    James Caley d. 1880
22.    Ellen Leach d. 1890 aged 10
23.    Elizabeth Heath d.1890 aged 76
24.    Sam Hilditch d. 1891
25.    Jane Hilditch d. 1891 aged 89
26.    Arthur Needham d. 1892 age 2 days
27.    Joseph Gove d. 1894
28.    Elie Jane Needham d. 1896 aged 7
29.    Jane Pascall d. 1899
30.    Elizabeth Heath d. 1900
31.    Winifred Castell d. 1904 aged 11 days
32.    Jane Adams d. 1910 aged 88
33.    Mary Micklewright d. 1910 aged 83
34.    William Thomas Keay d. 1920 aged 7 months
35.    Sarah Gove d. 1920 aged 80
36.    David Baines d. 1921 aged 82

The remains of the deceased persons numbered 5-36 above were reburied in one large common grave with no memorial or tombstone. [ The original tombstones, or what remained of them, owing to their deteriorated and broken condition, were left in the old Congregational Chapel building by the Shropshire County Council]
 
David D Price
Jan 30th 1962
Vicar of Hadnall with Astley, Shropshire

Subsequently a new stone was raised - see pictures below





The text appears to read:-

HERE LIES ALL THE
REMAINS OF THOSE PREVIOUSLY
BURIED IN THE OLD CHAPEL YARD
1961