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Graves, Memorials and Churches  

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Stalling Busk Old Church 

The Old Church at Stalling Busk was built around 1722 and was replaced by the new church in 1909. About 750 people are buried in the churchyard. Semerwater is the lake in the background.

The grave of Edward, Margaret and William Hebden and also George Hodgson Hebden. The Metcalfe family were prominent in the area, and intermarried with the Hebdens

 The Headstone of the grave of Mary Hebden (died October 31st 1889) and George Hebden of Stalling Busk  (died April 1903). Most of the inscriptions are legible but marked with Lichen

The grave of James Hebden and his wife Betsey, against the wall of the Old Chuch at Stalling Busk. The grave is surrounded by an iron fence, and the headstone is in very good condition. Thwaite is a small village about 10 miles north of Stalling Busk.


St. Peter's Church, Hebden

The church is sited on the hillside just off the main street through the village.

In St. Peter's churchyard is this imposing headstone marking the grave of Robert and Drusilla Hebden and their son Robert who died November 7th 1882 aged 24.

A stone inlaid with marble and rather difficult to read, but dedicated to Isabella Ward (nee Hebden) who died 1st Feb. 1936 aged 87 years

In the long grass is this headstone dedicated to William Henry Hebden (b.1852) and his wife Eleanor Ann who died aged 36.


Burnley Cemetery

The grave of Robert & Emma Hebden of Raydaleside. This was one of two quite separate Hebden families in town. The cemetery has about 30 burials from the two families who moved to Burnley in the 1840's

St. Bartholomew's, Burwash, East Sussex

This Sussex Churchyard is the last resting place of many of the Hepden family, who lived in Burwash for generations. 

    Burwash War Memorial.

The only Hepden headstone I could find after searching the Burwash churchyard for over an hour. Many of the soft sandstone monuments from the Victorian era are now quite badly eroded


Royal Naval Memorial Portsmouth

Situated on the seafront at Southsea, it commemorates 24,588 men and women who served in the Royal Navy during both World Wars and who have no known grave.

The memorial to Richard Hebden, a Marine aboard HMS Fidelity, a "Q" ship (armed and disguised freighter) who was killed when it was torpedoed and sunk by U-435 on the 31st December 1942

Tyne Cot Cemetery Ypres, Belgium

The largest British War cemetery in the world, Tyne Cot contains the remains of 12,000 British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand soldiers.

James Hebden, a private of the York and Lancaster Regt born in Skipton, Killed in the 3rd Battle of Ypres on the 9th October 1917. He was never found, and his name is carved on one of the panels dedicated to the missing at the head of the Cemetery


Private Ernest William Hebdon of the Northumberland Fusiliers, age 21, posted missing at Ypres on the 26th October 1917. He was born in Middleton in Teesdale, the son of Elizabeth Hebdon.

Lance Corporal William Henry Hebdon of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, age 25, missing at Ypres on the 23rd September 1917. He was the son of Anna E. Hebdon and Jonathan Hebdon of Huby

York Cemetery           The 9' high Hebdon Grave monument was made by J. Hebdon, Master Stonemason in 1871. (Image courtesy of Ray Wells)

Detail of the column (left)showing the inscription for Ann Hebdon (d.1904) widow of James Hebdon (d.1891) Four other members of the family (George d.1871, 3 yrs, Clara d.1874, 5 months,  Rose d.1879, 9yrs and James George d.1899 aged 46) are buried nearby.


The grave of Edward Hebdon (d.1854) his wife Jane, his daughters Mary Ann, Harriet, and Sarah Ann, and his son Edward who died in 1864. The family can be traced on Tree Chart 13 from E10/13. Grave 6866 in York Cemetery. (Image courtesy Ray Wells)

St. Helens, Wheldrake The Parish Church, Wheldrake where Edward Hebdon and Jane Fowler married on 16th November 1826. This light and airy church was rebuilt in 1789. The tower dates from the 12th century. It was the family church until the 1850's when they moved to York (Ray Wells )

St. Denys, Walmgate Records for this church  go back to 1154. The main door is Norman and the roof dates from the 15th Century. Here, Mary Ann Hebdon (C32/13) was christened in May 1854. She married Thomas Kemp Goulding in 1881 (Image courtesy of Ray Wells)

St. Everilda, Nether Poppleton                  The church where William Hebdon married Elizabeth Dutton 24th April 1764 (G11 - G12/13). There are only two churches in the UK dedicated to St. Everilda, the other is at Everingham 20 miles to the SW. (Ray Wells)


St. Thomas, Lowther Street, York

Mary Ann Hebdon married Thomas Kemp Goulding (C32/13, C33/13) at this church on the 11th October 1881. The church was built in 1854 at a cost of 2,370. (Image courtesy of Ray Wells)..

St. Stephens, Acombe

The flat gravestone, (centre, foreground) is the grave of William Hebden 1732-1819 and his wife Elizabeth (Dutton) 1742-1814. (G11/13, G12/13). The inscription on the stone is badly weathered. (Image courtesy of Ray Wells)

(Above) Memorial to John Hebden (H12/19) in Lister Lane Cemetery, Bradford,   W. Yorkshire. John Hebden  (1779-1852). The inscription reads: "In memory of Lieut Adjutant John Hebden of the late Canadian Regt. of Voltigeurs formerly of the King's 8th of King's Foot. The gallant officer had seen considerable service in Europe, the West Indies and British North America. He departed this life December 26th 1852"  http://www.commanet.org 

St. Wilfrid's, Burnsall

There was probably a church on this site around 900 AD. Parts of the fabric were built in the early 1300's and the tower dates from the early 1500's. The church was familiar to many Hebden families in the area from earliest times and the church yard contains several late 18th and 19th  century Hebden graves which can be seen today. (Image courtesy of Roberta Snape)


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