ABBOTT Leonard Ernest

Private Leonard Ernest Abbott was born in 1885 at Hugglescote, Leicestershire. His father was a railway worker. He served in the 2nd/4th battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. His regiment were under attack at Cambrai and it was in the area on 6th December 1917 that Leonard was killed. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Cambrai memorial.


Died on 29-Aug 1911 Buried on ? Age 70 years Closed Burial Ground


Died on 15-Dec 1910 Buried on ? Age 66 years Closed Burial Ground


Died on 10-Oct 1938 Buried on ? Age 84 years Closed Burial Ground

AllSOP Hary

School Log Book:

January 16th 1893, is away at the hospital with hip disease.

September 6th 1893, Harry Allsop died.

ALLSOP Henry John

Died on ? 1872 Buried on 13-Dec 1872 Age 4 years

ALLSOP Herbert

School Log Book

June 2nd 1892, has left school, and is engaged at the Rectory. Page 309


School Log Book.

November 20th 1896. Received Drawing Report Award Excellent. L Allsop Std vi Card of Merit.


Died on  ? 1868 Buried on 02-Sept 1868 Age ?


Died on ? 1823 Buried on 15-Feb 1823 Age 80 years

AMES Sarah

Died on ? 1829 Buried on 03-Jan 1829 Age 90 years


Date of Birth June 1892. Parents: James and Olive Champ. Fathers occupation: Farmer. Brothers: Enoch Arblaster, Percy Arblaster, John W E Champ. Address Pear Tree Farm. (See also John William CHAMP on the War Memorial and People section of this site).

Eustace served in the First World War. He returned but died in a rail accident in 1919

School Log Book 17/05/1905 Withdrawn from School before receiving Labour Certificate. He returns to school on June 5th (p 9)

On Miss Mansell Class Photograph 1898. 1898 Miss Mansell and her class

ARBLASTER James Thomas

Died on 27-Oct 1892 Buried on ? Age 34 years Closed burial Ground


Died on ? 1827 Buried on 21-Feb 1927 Age 90 years

ARNOLD William

Died on ? 1834 Buried on 30-Jan 1834 Age 9 years

ARNOLD Harriet

Died on ? 1834 Buried on 28-Jul 1834 Age 24 years


Died on ? 1835 Buried on 25-Apr 1835 Age 78 years

ARNOLD Charles

Died on  ? 1849 Buried on 23-Sep 1849 Age Infant

ARNOLD Elizabeth

Died on ? 1857 Buried on 15-May 1857 Age 38 years

ARNOLD Elizabeth

Died on ? 1858 Buried on 29-Jun 1858 Age 71 years


Died on 18-May 1891 Buried on  ? Age 70 years Closed Burial ground

ASH Martha Elizabeth

Died on  ? 1870 Buried on 17-Nov 1870 Age 10 years Colton Newlands


Died on  ? 1835 Buried on 18-Jul 1835 Age 1 year

ASKEY John Ford

Died on March ? 1851 Buried on 03-Apr 1851 Age 44 years Colton Servant at Bellamour


The Aston Family

The Aston family were Lords of the Manor in nearby Tixall and for a long time had held important positions at court. The first Walter Aston had held Mary Queen of Scots briefly captive for Elizabeth I at his Tixall mansion following the unmasking of the Babbington Plot.

His grandson the third Walter Aston purchased the main Colton Manor from the Gresley family in 1610 for £16,000; a considerable amount of money in the 17th. Century. He was already a Knight of the Bath and a gentleman of the Privy chamber in the court of James I. He was a staunch protestant when he purchased Colton. He was given the important appointment of Ambassador to Spain for James I in 1619. The long time he spent in Spain as the Ambassador virtually ruined him as most of the time he had to pay his own expenses.

Upon his return to England at the death of James I he pleaded to Charles I for repayment. He was rewarded for his services to the crown by being created Lord Aston of Forfar. He returned to Spain again as Ambassador until 1638 and it was during this second stay that he and his son Herbert converted to Catholicism. This was a period in English history when to be a practicing Catholic was outlawed and his family would subsequently suffer some hardship for their adherence to the Catholic faith.


There are a number of letters in the ‘Tixall collection’ held in the Staffordshire Archives that show Sir Walter clearly resided for some time at Colton. Upon his death in 1639 his first son Walter, inherited the Tixall estates and the Baronetcy. His wife Gertrude continued to live at Colton Hall and the family were soon paying fines for being Recusants. Some time around 1648, Colton Hall burnt down and Lord Aston sold the ruined Colton Hall to Walter Chetwynd of Rugeley but his brother Herbert received the land. Herbert had already built a house called Bellamour at Colton on land given to him by his father upon his marriage. The ruins of this house can still be seen on entry into the village.

Herbert achieved notoriety towards the end of his life when he was implicated in the Popish Plot. This plot allegedly intended to kill the King, was eventually exposed as a hoax but not before Herbert had spent some time in the Tower of London under threat of Execution.

Herbert died in 1689 and the Colton estates passed to his eldest son John. He died childless so the Colton estate reverted to James, the fifth Lord Aston- the Tixall line of the family. His heir, Mary Aston married into the Blount family of Worcestershire and upon the death of her father, his estates including Colton, passed through her marriage into the Blount family. Thus in 1766 Sir Walter Blount became the new owner of the Colton Manor.


A History of Staffordshire. Greenslade and Stuart. Phillimore 1998

Colton and the DeWasteneys. Rev. F.P.Parker. Private publ. 1879


Died on  ? 1865 Buried on 11-Apr 1865 Age 77 years

ATKIN George Ernest

Died on 08-Oct 1972 Buried on ? Age 55 years Closed Burial Ground

ATKIN George Ernest

Died on 09-Nov 1963 Buried on  ? Age 77 years Closed Burial Ground

ATKIN Ester Ann

Died on 13-Jul 1967 Buried on ? Age 76 years Closed Burial Ground

AULT Jacob

Died on ? 1867 Buried on 11-Jun Age 44 years Sudden


Died on 26-Dec 1810 Buried on ? Age 64 years


Died on 29-Jun 1799 Buried on ?


Died on 29-Mar 1826 Buried on 31-Mar 1826 Age 64 years Of the Taft