Wisley, Surrey

There is no known dedication to Wisley Church.  It was built during the 12th Century in the Norman style and was added to in Stuart times.  It lies in a quiet country lane, quite close to the famous Royal Horticultural Society Gardens.

The Woolgar Family came to live in the parish of Wisley about 1815 and records of their baptisms, marriages and burials appear in the Parish Registers from that date.  There is only one prominent family headstone in Wisley churchyard, to the memory of Ann WOOLGER and this can be seen elsewhere in this section.

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Headstone of Ann WOOLGER

This headstone is situated in a very prominent position close to the path leading up to Wisley Church in Surrey.  It is in memory of Ann Woolger and the inscription is still quite easy to read, despite the ivy and lichen that decorate the stone.  It says:

“In affectionate Remembrance of Ann Woolger who died January 5th 1888 aged 61 years”.

The Wisley Burial Register provides the additional information that this Ann Woolger was “of Sunbury” and that she was buried on 3rd January 1888.  As she couldn’t possibly have been buried two days before she died, either the Burial Register shows the wrong date, or the stone mason who inscribed the headstone made the mistake of a lifetime!



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Last updated 07 January 2006
© Marion Woolgar