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SURNAMEFirst namesAbodeWhen buriedAgeNotes
ANDREWSDorothyLt. BringtonJanuary 15th90#323 CR CP C8A * 
SPENCEREdward John,8th Earl AlthorpApril 4th68#324 CR SV *
HAWGOODTom MastersLt. BringtonJune 18th93#325 T20 *
HAYNESAmy LucyGt. BringtonNovember 27  89#326 T19 *

#   Denotes Entry Number of the Current Burial Register

CR   Cremated Remains

CP   Cremation Plot - Between the Main Pathway and South wall of the churchyard.

SV  The Spencer Vault in St. Mary's Church, Great Brington

T     Triangular Plot - Between the Lych Gate and the East Gate.   Please note the reference "T20" etc is not an official number, but purely an aid to identify the location of a known grave site on this Website.

*    Dorothy Andrews' Abode is shown as The Stables, Little Brington.   She passed away on the 4th January.   Her Cremated remains are interred in the special Cremation Plot. A photo of her Memorial Plaque  and that of her husband Arthur, who died 1976 can be found by "clicking" on "Plan of Churchyard" then "Cremation Plot" C8A.

*   The Rt. Hon. Edward John Spencer, M.V.O.,  the 8th Earl,  died on the 29th March, 1992 at the Humana Hospital in London.  His Funeral Service was conducted  on the 1st April in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Great Brington.  His son Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, now the 9th Earl,  his widow, daughters and family members attended,  including his son-in-law and daughter, their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales.   Many floral tributes were placed alongside the main pathway leading to the porch of the church.   There were several wreaths from members of the Royal family.   Attached cards read - "In memory from Elizabeth R and Philip", In most affectionate memory - Charles" but perhaps the most touching message said "I miss you dreadfully Darling Daddy, but will love you for ever ... Diana"  
The relatively small village church containing monuments to many members of the Spencer family was crowded with people from all walks of life, providing testament to the popularity of this highly respected gentlemen.   On the 4th April, 1992 his Cremated Remains were laid to rest by his children in the Spencer Vault.   A framed photograph of his memorial stone is normally displayed adjacent to the pulpit and the iron railings of the Spencer Chapel.

*Tom Masters Hawgood's Abode is shown as Cedar Cottage, Little Brington, which is very near to the former Baptist Chapel.   He worked for many years as a carpenter on the Spencer Estate.   In addition to those duties, he was frequently called upon to make coffins upon the death of parishioners.   A great deal of his handiwork now lies hidden below the hallowed turf of the churchyard.   His gravestone can be found in the centre of the Triangular Plot at T20 while that of his beloved wife Bessie May Hawgood, who died in November 1964, lies close to the wooden railings,  where they join the stone wall,  at the east end of the churchyard.

*   Amy Lucy Haynes lived at 10, The Pound, Great Brington.   The house in which she had lived with her husband and family for many years was located on Main Street exactly opposite to the Fox and Hounds, it was demolished along with the adjoining thatched cottage c.1950.   Mrs. Haynes passed away on 22nd November 1992.   Her headstone can be located in the Triangular Plot, see photo T19.