Churchyard: Malins

The Malins family are buried immediately northeast of the chancel. 

William Malins is the first recorded teacher in the parish. He was master of a school at Finmere from 1779 or earlier and taught seventy children. This seems a large number for a parish of about three hundred people, but Malins had ten children himself. He had married Elizabeth Porter of Leckhamstead, Buckinghamshire, at Finmere on 10 July 1777. The family moved to Tingewick after March 1800. William also died at Tingewick and was buried at Finmere on 6 January 1813, aged 61. His wife died at Chackmore in 1825. The burial register states she was 69 years of age, the gravestone 70.

On 17 July 1806, an Elizabeth Malins, widow, died at Tingewick and was buried at Finmere; her relationship to William and Elizabeth is not known. 

The Memory of
Son of Daniel
Eliz Malins
Late of this parish
Who departed this
Life Dec 31 1812 
Aged 61 years

The Memory of
William Malins
Who died Sep 4 1825
In the 70th year of
her life
Also near this stone lieth
JAMES son of William
And Eliz Malins
Who died Aug 5 1823
Aged 23 years