It had been known that under the church was a vault containing the remains of some members of the Stanley family but its whereabouts was not known until it was discovered by an architect in 2007. A stone slab was removed exposing steps leading to a crypt under the chancel. This contained six coffins, four of which contained the bodies of the first and second Lords Stanley and their wives. Once the details had been recorded, the crypt was resealed.
1st Lord John Thomas Stanley of Alderley,
b.26th September 1766 d. 23rd October 1850
Lady Maria Josepha Stanley wife of the above,
b Jan 3rd 1774; d. Nov 1st 1863
Alfred Stanley (9th child of the above)
b.15 February 1808 d. 28th March 1811
Alfred died on March 28th after a short illness of croup and was cared for by his nurse ‘Moomie’ with his parents being down in London. He was buried on April 1st, Moomie making the arrangements. His parents remained in London. Rev.Edward Stanley administered the proceedings.