The Ashburton Archive - Search and Display

Welcome to the Ashburton Archive Catalogue Search and Display facility which has been developed as a way to make the archive available to a wider public. The entries here will expand as we continue to make progress on the digitisation and cataloguing of our archive. The facility is currently in beta form and we welcome comments. Please send in comments via the Contact Us link.

One collection is currently available. This is the catalogue of the headstones in Ashburton Churchyard. Please note that cataloguing is not yet complete and there may be gaps and errors, although everything that is online has been checked.


Basic Search: Show/Hide Tips

  • You can enter text to search for in one or both of the following boxes, or you can leave them blank
  • If you enter text in both boxes then BOTH values must be present in the catalogue entry for the entry to be included
  • We now recommend you use the Name Search (below) if you are searching for names, but you can still use the Basic Search if, for example, you want to search for a single surname and a place.
  • Note that names are often recorded on documents as they sounded to the recorder and can therefore vary considerably. Spellings might also vary over time. 'Leaman' might sometimes be recorded as 'Leman' for example. Although, in general, searches must be exact matches, we have tried to address this problem by introducing synonyms, which is a set of different spellings for the same surname or place name. There are two ways in which synonyms can be used. Firstly, in the basic search, if you use a word that is present in a synonym list then the search will return all archive items where ANY word in the list is present (e.g. both Leaman and Leman would be picked up). Secondly, in the Advanced Search, you can do a specific synonym search.Please see Help for more information on synonyms.
  • The search is NOT case-sensitive and does not insist the term is a whole word, so you can search for part of a word if you want.
  • Click on the 'Search' button to search. Click on the 'Clear Form' button to clear the search boxes
  • For more searching options, please see the Name Search and Advanced Search below

Name Search: Show/Hide Tips

  • In contrast to the Basic Search this search is specifically for names.
  • You should enter the surname you are searching for in the first box. If there are alternate spellings (synonyms) recorded for this surname then these will automatically be searched for as well. Please see Help for more information on synonyms.
  • If you know the first or other name of the person you are searching for, then enter this in the second box. You can leave this box blank but then there is really no difference between this and the Basic Search.
  • If you do enter names in both boxes then BOTH values must be present in the catalogue entry for the entry to be included and they must be associated, i.e. the other name must occur in context with the supplied surname (again this is in contrast to the Basic Search).
  • Because names can appear in free text (as in transcripts of documents), we allow for the first or other name to precede OR follow the family name. This does mean that occasionally the answer could be wrong. For instance, where there is a lit of names (such as ..Townsend John Leaman George..), then this would be caught by a search for John Leaman as well as one for George Leaman.
  • The search is NOT case-sensitive
  • Click on the 'Search' button to search. Click on the 'Clear Form' button to clear the search boxes
  • For more searching options, please see Basic Search above and Advanced Search below

Advanced Search: Show/Hide Advanced Search Options

Text Search: Enter text to search for in one or both of the following boxes. Choose 'Whole Word' alongside an item of text to require the text to be present as a complete word. Select 'Both' from the selection list to require both items of text to be present in the result, or 'Either' to require only one of them to be present, or 'Neither' to require neither to be present, or '1st Not 2nd' to require the first to be present and the second not to be present.
Select 'Treat as Name Search' to require the two words to be associated, i.e. close together in the text being searched
Whole Word?:         Whole Word?:
Treat as Name Search?:        
Synonym Search: Choose a set of surnames or place names to search for from the following list. All the names in the set will be included in the search and matching whole word results returned.

Date Search: Enter a single date to search for or two dates to define a range. Choosing 'Any' for day and/or month will include all days in the month or months in the year.

Note: Text, Synonym and Date searches can be combined.

You can look at details for an individual entry by clicking on the 'More Details' button next to the entry.

Total Number of Items Found: 2098 Displaying Page 1 of 84
Catalogue NumberType of ItemBrief DescriptionDate(s) of ItemImagesMore
P001.AA1HeadstoneHeadstone of A F and others. Dates: 1845, 18.Nov.18451845 18.11.1845 4
P001.AA2HeadstoneHeadstone of W S and others. Dates: 1832, 20.Aug.1832, 01.Nov.18321832 20.08.1832 01.11.1832 4
P001.AA3HeadstoneHeadstone of W H W and others. Dates: 1842, 17.Sep.18421842 17.09.1842 4
P001.AA4HeadstoneHeadstone of D R and others. Dates: 1852, 1853, 15.Feb.18531852 1853 15.02.1853 4
P001.AA5HeadstoneHeadstone of W E and others. Dates: 1746, 29.Oct.17461746 29.10.1746 4
P001.AA6HeadstoneHeadstone of John Ball LEE and others. Dates: 22.Jan.1882, 21.May.188722.01.1882 21.05.1887 4
P001.AA7HeadstoneHeadstone of Joan BUTCHERS. Date: 03.Jan.177403.01.1774 4
P001.AA7AHeadstoneHeadstone of A? F? K. Date: NoneNone 3
P001.AA8HeadstoneHeadstone of Thomas MANN and others. Dates: 10.Jul.1804, 15.Sep.180310.07.1804 15.09.1803 4
P001.AA9HeadstoneHeadstone of R T. Date: 17531753 4
P001.AA10HeadstoneHeadstone of T T and others. Dates: 1734, 01.Sep.17341734 01.09.1734 4
P001.AA11HeadstoneHeadstone of John GOULD. Date: 18251825 3
P001.AA12HeadstoneHeadstone of A F. Date: 18261826 4
P001.AA12AHeadstoneHeadstone of , . Date: 17691769 3
P001.AA13HeadstoneHeadstone of A N. Date: 18451845 3
P001.AA14HeadstoneHeadstone of William BONNAMY. Date: 17861786 4
P001.AA15HeadstoneHeadstone of W M and others. Dates: 1739, 19.Aug.1738, 09.Aug.17401739 19.08.1738 09.08.1740 4
P001.AA16HeadstoneHeadstone of Rachel SCAGELL and others. Dates: 06.Apr.1822, 04.Jul.1724, 19.Dec.1725, 17.Jan.1726, 31.Dec.1800, None06.04.1822 04.07.1724 19.12.1725 17.01.1726 31.12.1800 None 4
P001.AA16AHeadstoneHeadstone of Thomas BONNAMY. Date: 17591759 4
P001.AA17HeadstoneHeadstone of John MORTIMORE and others. Dates: 29.May.1839, 03.Jun.1806, None29.05.1839 03.06.1806 None 4
P001.AA18HeadstoneHeadstone of Thomas JUNELL. Date: 09.Oct.180709.10.1807 4
P001.AA19HeadstoneHeadstone of T F and others. Dates: 1792, 23.Dec.17921792 23.12.1792 4
P001.AA20HeadstoneHeadstone of William LANGAMAN and others. Dates: 18.May.1786, None18.05.1786 None 4
P001.AA21HeadstoneHeadstone of Margaret WIDDECOMBE and others. Dates: 30.May.1815, 23.Jan.182830.05.1815 23.01.1828 4
P001.AA22HeadstoneHeadstone of I C and others. Dates: 1778, 01.May.1778, 18.Sep.1778, 08.Nov.17781778 01.05.1778 18.09.1778 08.11.1778 4
Total Number of Items Found: 2098 Displaying Page 1 of 84

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