|This Record of the Memorial Inscriptions at the Parish Church of St James the Great, South Leigh, Oxfordshire, was made by Gill Curwood between March 2005 and August 2005. All entries were checked by Les Curwood.
It has been updated with corrections and additions as at 22nd November 2005.
It was prepared in text form as a paper document with copies to be kept in the Church and Cogges Church Office.
An electronic version, distributed on a CD-ROM, of the full text of the transcript with the addition of photographs of the graves taken during the transcription, is available from the Oxfordshire Family History Society.
This web version is based on the CD-ROM version.
The Plan which accompanies this record, was prepared from a map produced from the survey carried out by David J. Page, Chartered Architect, in 1993.
The Numbering System used to identify the graves, divides the Church and churchyard into five main sections.
The Church is designated by the initial letter C. This letter is followed by a three-digit number indicating the individual monument within the section.
The churchyard is divided into four sections designated by the initial letters: A, B, D, E. This letter is followed by a three-digit number indicating the individual grave or monument within the section.
The Convention Used when recording the inscriptions, was to follow the capitalisation where possible. There is no attempt to follow the typeface of the original inscription. All punctuation visible on the stone is transcribed as accurately as possible, within the limitations of the computer typeface. In certain cases a compromise has to be made. Most noticeably, many stones have the word "ye" written as a small "e", directly above the "y". This is represented here with the "e" as a superscript, immediately following the "y", thus: ye.
Where part of a stone is not decipherable square brackets are used to indicate missing letters or words, thus [ ]. If the spacing of the surrounding letters gives a clue to the number of missing letters these will be marked within the bracket thus: [_ _ _]. If a letter is in doubt, it will be placed in square brackets in the same way, or possible alternatives may be indicated, thus: Died 187[0 or 6].
In the standard paper transcripts the "/" symbol is used to indicate line ends, in order to save space. In this web version, space is not at a premium and the lines are placed as found on the stone. However no attempt is made to fit the modern type to the correct line lengths and all the lines are centred. The true layout can usually be judged from the photograph.
Additional Information about the grave, is shown in italics. Normally this consists of a brief description of the grave, preceding the inscription. In some cases further information may be added, in italics, following the inscription. This is often information from the burial register, indicated thus: Burial Register: etc..
This is only included where it adds information, or confirms or contradicts something read from the stone.
Grateful Thanks are due to the following people for giving us permission to carry out the recording and for offering their help and encouragement.
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