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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Aylesford - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011


THE CHURCH FROM THE SOUTH EAST
SECTION A IN THE FOREGROUND

Introduction
The Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul, Aylesford, is impressively sited on the edge of high ground above the Medway, and the medieval bridge. A large medieval church, with a nave and north aisle of equal size, the chancel and north chapel have slightly lower roofs than the nave. The bottom two stages of the large tower are Norman.
   In 1878 Henry Brassey spent 3,500 on the "restoration" of the church, when many monuments were moved from their original positions. It was generally considered that the "restoration" diminished the charm and atmosphere of the old interior. The monuments on the tower walls were among those moved at this time. The ledger to George Faunce and three very fine medieval stone coffin lids were moved outside, against the east wall of the chancel. These medieval monuments have suffered very badly from exposure to 133 years of weather.
   Four monuments remained in their original positions, the stupendous Baroque Banks monument in the north chapel; the Colepepper monument, with it's original colouring, between the chancel and the north chapel; the Milner monument on the north wall of the north chapel and the Faunce monument on the east wall of the north chapel.
   There are some pieces of armour relating to some of the monuments, and two funeral hatchments relating to the Milners,; other hatchments were apparently destroyed in the 19th century!
   I have divided the large churchyard into six clearly delineated areas,which together with the brief description of the type of monument, will help with any search. I have limited this record of the churchyard to pre 1920 graves and monuments.
   The earlier monuments are clustered around the church, and include many early chest tombs, a rare table tomb and several 17th and early 18th century headstones. Where parts of the inscription are eroded and, for instance, dates are missing, I have usually been able to add the missing sections by referring to sources such as the burial registers. Where these missing areas occur, I have enclosed them thus, [   ]. All the inscriptions are laid out exactly as on the monument, which makes for much clearer reading.
   Due to exposure to weather, in some cases , for over three centuries, many of the monuments suffer from various degrees of erosion, some severe; where there is doubt, I have indicated it with a question mark, (usually day of death). I have tried my best to recover as much detail as accurately as I could, but complete accuracy can never be guaranteed.
   As a supplement to the inscriptions, I have included over 50 Will Abstracts (I have not included wills after 1858; these are in the Principal Probate Registry and the cost of copies is too high , however a summary of Henry Brassey's will was published in the Times, so this is included). I have also included Newspaper Reports of accidental deaths, as well as brief details from various Directories, the Census and an Archive record of alleged poisoning ! There are also some colour photographs .
   My thanks to the Vicar, the Reverend Christopher Van Straaten and members of the congregation for their friendly interest and encouragement.

D.E. Williams Borstal, Rochester.
St. Valentine's Day, 2012

Section A   All that area South of the Church, East of the Porch and
                          East of the Church

Section B   All that area West of the Church and North to the North West
                           corner of the Vestry

Section C  All the area North of the Church, to the Southern edge of the carpark and
                from the East Wall of the Churchyard to the North West corner of the Vestry

Section D   All that area West of the Church, North of Section B, as far as the 
                       Brassey Tomb

Section E   All that area North of Section D, from the Western end of the carpark to
                        the Western fence and North Churchyard Wall

Section F   All that area North of the carpark, pre-1920 graves only

Interior of Church  

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Locate the name you are interested in and note the numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page  (if Edit is not showing press CTL + F together) and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.
   Be sure to use the same method to search for any other names that you are interested in not listed below, that may perhaps occur amongst the many wills.
   Happy ancestor hunting

 Sections  A 1-47     B 48-124    C 125-161    D 162-195    E 196-266    F 267-286     Interior 287-316

Names Index
ABBOTT 126
ADAMS 48
ALLARD 25
APPS 49
ARNOLD 50
ARSCOTT 196
ATHAWES 1
ATKINS 47, 197
AUSTIN 2, 51
AVARDS 47, 267, 268

BAILEY 52
BAKER 198, 268
BALDOCK 3, 4, 17, 307
BANKS 287
BARNES 47
BARTON 269
BATES 199
BATH 53
BATTEN 162
BAXBY 47
BENNETT 200
BEST 5
BETTS 6
BINSKIN 54, 55, 201
BISHOP 7, 127
BLOOMFIELD 128
BONNIWELL 56, 57
BOWLES 28
BOWYER 311
BRADLEY 58
BRASSEY 163, 289
BRICE 8
BRIDGLAND 59
BRISLEY 202
BRISSENDEN 9
BROAD 203
BROOK 164
BROOKER 145, 157, 204, 205
BROOKS 206, 207
BROOMFIELD 47, 60
BROWN 208
BRUNTON 209
BUNYARD 210
BURREN 151, 212
BURFORD 211
BURTON 61
BUTLER 213
BUSS 129
BUSS 62


CAMPBELL 6
CAPON 47
CARTER 63
CARYER 214
CHEERE 130
CLARK 47, 131
CLIMPSON 215, 216
COLE 132, 217, 270
COLEPEPPER 290
COOK 217, 218
COPPER 87
COSINGTON 291
COSSOM 129, 219
COSTEN 133
COSTIN 47
COVILL 64
CRISPE 292
CRISPE 65
CUDBY 268
CULLPEPER 292
CUTBATH 10, 134

DOBSON 223
DADSON 178
DAMMS 47
DANE 220
DANES 47, 165, 221
DEARING 222
DELVE 66
DETHICK 287
DICKS 67
DOBSON 11
DOWD 116
DURBAN 135
DYER 271
DYKE 300

EASTON 47, 68, 224
EVELEIGH 293
EVERETT 294
EVERNDEN 166, 167



FARNCOM 12, 13
FARNCOMB 69
FARROW 136
FAUNCE 295
FENSHAM 14
FIELD 168, 225
FILMER 15
FINCH 169-172, 287, 296, 297
FITZROY 184
FLINT 137
FORD 152
FORDHAM 70
FOWL 71
FRANCIS 47, 173
FRANKLYN 72
FRENCH 73, 74, 226
FROST 75
FRY 76
FRYLAND 77
FULLER 78

GATES 227
GIBBS 228, 229
GILBERT 138, 230
GILHAM 231
GILLIAM 139, 140, 161
GOAR 141
GODFREY 74
GODSMARK 142
GOODMAN 16, 313
GRANT 174-178
GREEN 47, 79, 80, 143, 268
GREGORY 81
GRIGSBY 268
GRINDY 17
GRINHAM 47
GROOMBIDGE 82
GROOMBRIDGE 179

HAINES 180
HALL 83, 84, 85
HAMMOND 148
HART 232, 233
HAWKES 181, 234
HAWKINS 47
HENEAGE 41
HERD 182
HOCKLEY 183
HODGES 47
HOGWOOD 235
HOOK 236
HOPPE 237
HOPPER 145
HOSMER 47, 86
HUBBARD 87
HUMPHREY 88, 238
HYSOM 25

JACKSON 58, 65
JOHNES 18
JOHNSON 272
JOHNSTONE 273
JONES 89
JOY 239

KEDDELL 184
KEMP 185
KEMSLEY 90, 146, 240
KENNIT 91
KNOTT 147
KNOWLDEN 93
KNYASTON 118

LADD 6
LAKE 16, 19, 20, 21, 313
LAKER 47
LAMBATH 67
LAMBERT 241
LEGOOD 94
LEWES 242
LINES 47
LINGHAM 243
LOCKE 268, 274
LOCKYER 28
LOGIN 244
LONG 76

Sections  A 1-47     B 48-124    C 125-161    D 162-195    E 196-266    F 267-286     Interior 287-316

 

MACDONALD 40
MADGIN 95
MANNERING 47
MANNERINGS 148
MARSH 137, 149, 298
MARSHALL 245
MARTIN 246
MATHESON 22
MAY 47, 96, 275
MEPPHAM 23
MILES 97
MILLEN 102
MILLS 247
MILNER 299, 300, 301
MITCHELL 150
MONSON 72
MOORE 98, 107
MORGAN 248
MORTLOCK 24
MOUNT 249

NEALE 276
NEBBS 277
Nost 287

OAKLEY 99, 100, 101
OLIFF 102
OMER 25
ORUM 26
PAGE 103
PALMER 104
PANTONY 187
PARRAMORE 27
PEARCH 105, 106, 250
PEARSON 47, 186, 251
PERRIN 107, 191, 209
PERRY 28
PETERS 151
PETO 6
PETT 108
PHILLIPS 109
PIKE 46
POIGNARD 278
POOLE 47
PRICE 252
PURLIS 110

RANDALL 111, 187
RATSCH 274
RING 253
ROBINSON 29
RUMBELOW 279
RUSSELL 30, 31, 32, 188, 254
RYCAUT 302

SALES 189
SAMPSON 33
SAMSON 112, 152
SANDFORD 255
SAVAGE 303
SAVELL 304
SCOTT 47
SEAGER 190
SEDLEY 303
SHAW 72
SHEPHERD 47
SHERWOOD 47
SIMMONDS 113
SIMONS 191
SKINNER 280
SMITH 47, 114, 153, 281
SMOKER 256
SNASHALL 34
SPARKS 154
SPONG 35, 36, 37, 288, 305
SQUIRE 257, 258
STAINES 306
STANGER 155
STARTUP 141
STEVENS 26, 38, 39
STONE 47
STREETER 259
STREETON 115
STUART 116
STUBBERSFIELD 117
SUMMERFIELD 118
SWAIN 282
SYDDALL 47

TAYLOR 119, 260, 307, 308
THORNDIKE 40
THORPE 192
TILSON 309, 310
TOLBUTT 306
TOMSETT 283
TRIPLETT 124
TUPPER 284
TURNER 121
TUTCHENER 122

UPTON 156
VANE 157, 158
VAUX 311
VEAL 41
VERRALL 250

WAGON 42, 194, 261, 314
WAKEFIELD 193
WALKER 47, 159, 160
WALLIS 47
WARD 43, 44, 313, 314
WATERMAN 123
WATKINS 130
WEBB 124
WELLER 134
WELLS 262
WHEELER 198, 285
WHIDDETT 286
WHITE 224
WIAT 304
WILLIAMS 263
WILLSON 45
WILSON 139, 161
WITHERBY 315
WLDEN 92
WOOD 47, 155, 195, 316
WOODLAND 47
WOOLETT  264
WOOLNOUGH 265
WRAY 46
WYATT 266

Sections  A 1-47     B 48-124    C 125-161    D 162-195    E 196-266    F 267-286     Interior 287-316

Locate the name you are interested in and note the numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page  (if Edit is not showing press CTL + F together) and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.
   Be sure to use the same method to search for any other names that you are interested in not listed below, that may perhaps occur amongst the many wills.
   Happy ancestor hunting

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