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Monumental Inscriptions of St
Luke's Church near Woolwich
Full and complete copies of all the inscriptions in the old
parish church and churchyard, together with notes on the
history of the manor and of the families connected with the place.
Author:- Leonard Morgan MAY published 1908
Kindly typed up by Pat
Plan of Churchyard
with Index of Monuments in the Churchyard Numbers in ( )'s below
refer to plan
Contents order on website
Alphabetical Index of Monuments in the Churchyard 1 to 305
Monumental Inscriptions inside the Church 306 to 378
Inscriptions on the Windows and Ornaments 379 to 402
Further list of Charlton Burials (with out gravestones) 403
Vaults in the Church (as given in the old Burial Book) 404 to
Addenda – The numbers in brackets ( ) refer to the plan of the churchyard
427 to 461
Families connected with Charlton 462 to 483
A few brief (sic) Notes concerning the Manor of Charlton
near Woolwich, Kent
Index of Monuments in the Churchyard Numbers
in brackets refer to churchyard plan
1. AMES (128). Sacred to the memory of Mr Walter Deacon AMES, Gardener, born at
Gunville, Dorsetshire, October 18, 1750. Died the 3 Janury, 1868. Also Mrs
Elizabeth Ames, wife of the above, born at Kirby, Lancashire, January 10, 1744,
died the 17 November, 1829. Alfred Harvey Ames, died June 7, 1830, aged 3 years.
Martin Pearce Ames, died May 13, 1858, aged 5 years. Also Mr Walter Ames,
Bricklayer, son of the above, died the 6 June, 1843, aged 55 years.
2. AMES (134). Sacred to the memory of Thomas Goddard AMES, Esq., for many years
Merchant in Barbadoes, who departed this life Novr 28, 1828, aged 46 years.
3. ANDRES (202). Sacred to the memory of Mr James K. ANDRES, who departed this
life the 22 of Jany., 1809 (?1816), in the 55th year of his age.
4. ANGELL (181). Sacred to the memory of Ellen, youngest daughter of Benjamin
and Caroline ANGELL, of London, who died Febry. 15, 1841, in her 18th year.
"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit".
5. ARBUCKLE (31). Sacred to the memory of Kerr Dickens Vaughan ARBUCKLE, the
beloved son of Major Arbuckle, R.A., and Mary, his wife, who died on the 19 day
of June, 1844, aged 2 years and 3 months. Also Francis Vaughan Arbuckle, second
son of the above, died the 21st June, 1845, aged 19 years. "Lord Jesus,
receive my spirit". Also Eliza Vaughan Arbuckle, eldest daughter of the
above, died May 4, 1852, aged 30 years. Also George Benjamin Vaughan Arbuckle,
late Captain of the 57th Regiment, eldest son of the above, died February 25,
1869, aged 45 years. Also Mary Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Lieut-General
Vaughan ARBUCKLE, and mother of the above, who died the 21 June, 1870, in the
75th year of her age. "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
them also that sleep in Jesus shall God bring with him. Wherefore comfort ye one
another with these words". – 1 Thess. x, 14-18. Also Julia H.C.
Vaughan Arbuckle, youngest daughter of the above, who died at Lucerne,
Switzerland, 1 August 1871, aged 34 years, and was interred there. 1 Thess. i,
17. Also the above named Benjamin Hutchinson Vaughan Arbuckle, Lieut-General
R.A., who died at Old Charlton the 11 October, 1874, in his 85th year.
6. ATKINS (137). Erected as a token of sorrow for the sufferings and to continue
the remembrance of Annie Philips ATKINS, eldest daughter of Jane Elizabeth
Atkins, of this parish, who died the 28 of July, 1828, aged 23 years. Also
Charlotte Halsey Atkins, who died the 27 Decr, 1830, aged 3 years and 3 months.
Likewise Mary Ann Atkins, who died 11 January, 1831, aged 18 months. Both
daughters of William and Charlotte Atkins, of Hounsditch, in the City of London,
and granddaughters of the above John and Elizabeth Atkins. Also the above John
Atkins, who died the 15 March, 1842, in the 65th year of his age. Also Elizabeth
Martin Atkins, wife of the above John Atkins, who died the 29 August, 1862, in
the 80th year of her age, and is interred in the Cemetery of this Parish. Also
John, fourth son of John and Elizabeth Martin Atkins, who died the 3 February,
1843, aged 34 years. Also to the memory of William Phillips Atkins, late of
Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Martin Atkins,
of this Parish, who died the 1 November, 1844, in his 44th year. Also Matilda
Atkins, youngest daughter of John and Elizabeth Martin Atkins, who departed this
life on the 10 day of January, 1859, in her 32nd year, who is interred in the
Cemetery of this Parish. Also to the memory of Charles Atkins, third son of the
above William Philips Atkins, who departed this life in Victoria, Australia, 21
December, 1860, and is interred in the Cemetery at Clunes, in that Colony, aged
25 years. Also Mary Elizabeth, third daughter of the above John and Elizabeth
Martin Atkins, who departed this life 15 August, 1865, in the 43rd year of her
age, and is interred in the Cemetery of this Parish.
7. AYLES (87). In memory of Joseph Hudson AYLES, who departed this life Septr 2,
1836, in the 24th year of his age. Also Thomas D. Ayles, aged 4 years and 11
months. Also Sarah AYLES, aged 4 years and 7 months. Also Elizabeth, sister to
the above, died Octr 7, 1840, aged 23 years. Also William Ayles, father of the
above, died Decr 24, 1843, aged 68 years. Also Mrs Ruth Ayles, wife of the above
Wiliam Ayles, died March 10, 1853, aged 72 years.
8. BACON (174). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ann BACON, late wife of Mr. William
Bacon, of the Parish of Hastings, who departed this life the 21 Decr, 1800, aged
55 (?) years.
9. BAIN (310). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Robert BAIN, who departed this life
Novr 26, 1834, aged 78 years. Also Margaret Bain, his wife, died 3rd April,
1839, aged 72 years. "A loving wife, a friend sincere,/A tender mother
lieth here". Also Miss Ann JONES, who died 4 August, 1846, aged 18 years.
"Cease weeping, friends, and weep no more,/I am not lost, but gone
before./I live, beloved, in faith I died,/My life was crav’d, but God denid".
10. BANCE (166). Sacred to the memory of Sarah, the wife of Michael BANCE, of
this Parish, who died Novr 18, 1834, aged 64 years. Also the above Michael Bance,
who died Janry. 28, 1835, aged 70 years. "Honour thy father and thy
mother". Also Charles Henry Bance, youngest son of the above, who died
Septr 17, 1848, aged 35 years. "And what I say unto you I say unto all,
watch". – Mark xiii, 37.
11. BARLOW (23). Sacred to the memory of William S. BARLOW, aged 6 years, and
Peter H. Barlow, aged 2 years, sons of Mr. P. Barlow, of the Royal Military
Academy, Woolwich. The former died 15 February, 1808, the latter the 22 February
in the same year. "Two lovelier boys ne’er claimed a parent’s
care". Also to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Barlow, wife of the above, who
departed this life Janry. 21, 1844, aged 72 years.
12. BARRETT (15). Sacred to the memory of Henry William Barrett, son of William
and Frances Barrett, of this Parish. He died the 25 day of June, 1799, aged 4
years. "Stay, reader, whosoe’er thou art,/And let my early doom/Impress
with sacred dread thy heart,/And teach thee from the tomb". Also in memory
of the above Mrs. Frances BARRETT, who departed this life the 3rd day of
October, A.D. 1826 (?), aged 41 years. She was a faithful and affectionate wife,
a kind and tender mother, leaving a husband and 12 children to lament their
irreparable loss. Sacred to the memory of Mr. William Barrett, husband of the
above Mrs. Frances Barrett. He departed this life the 23 day of May, A.D. 1830,
in the 73rd year of his age, leaving 12 children to deplore their orphan state.
Also Mr. William Barrett, second son of the above, who died Octr 10, 1830, aged
13. BECHER (176). Beneath this tomb are deposited the remains of Catherine
BECHER, youngest daughter of the late Edward Becher, Esq., and Hannah, his wife,
of the Isle of Jamaica, died 17 November, 1820.
14. BENTHAM (143). In memory of Major William BENTHAM, R.A., born 1786, died
1832. A tribute of respect from his friends in the Regiment. Also William, son
of Mr. William Bentham, of Epsom, and grandson of the above, died March 2, 1853,
aged 7 months.
15. BIRT (178). In front of this stone are deposited the remains of Mrs.
Margaret BIRT, 1812.
16. BLACKETT (283). In memory of Lieut. George BLACKETT, late of the R.A., who
died the 30 Decr, 1806, aged 37.
17. BLOMER (229). In memory of Colonel Montagu BLOMER, late of the Parish of
Greenwich, who departed this life Septr 30, 1772, aged 61 years. Also Mrs. Maria
18. BLUMENHEBEN (98). In memory of Charles Frederick de Seiwert BLUMENHEBEN,
Esq., late Officer of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, who departed this
life the 3 July, 1817, aged 54 years. Also in memory of Lieut. John Frederick
Lowther CROFTON, late of the Royal Marines, who died at sea on board H.M.S.
Semiramis, August 20, 1818, aged 30 years. Also Captn Henry JONES, who
died the 20 June, 1829, aged 47 years. Also Stephen SMITH, of Woolwich, who
departed this life the 20 January, 1842, aged 78 years.
19. BOGER (231). Sacred to the memory of Richard Buckle, son of George Turtliff
BOGER, Esq., R.A., who died March 28, 1834, aged 13 months.
20. BONNYCASTLE (164). Sacred to the memory of John BONNYCASTLE, Esq., late
Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, born Janry.,
1752, died May 15, 1821. Also the body of Bridget, his wife, who departed this
life Octr 19th, 1825, aged 73 years.
21. BORLASE (32). Ann BORLASE, relict of the Revd George Borlase, of Cambridge,
B.D., ob. April 21, 1844, æt. 82 years.
22. BOWES (182). Charles BOWES, Gentleman, who departed this life 30 October,
1766. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowes, wife of the above Charles Bowes, died 26 May, 1793,
aged 78 years.
23. BOYD (65). Sacred to the memory of Mr. John BOYD, Victualler, of this
Parish, who died August 14, 1845, aged 63 years. He was an affectionate parent
and a kind neighbour. Also Mr. George SCRIVEN, died April 18, 1831, aged 68.
Also Daniel Scriven, son of the above, died Septr 9, 1832, aged 24 years. Also
Mrs. Martha Scriven, wife of the above Mr. George Scriven, died January 12,
1837, aged 70 years. Also Elizabeth Scriven, daughter of the above George and
Martha Scriven, died February 22, 1838, aged 40 years.
24. BRADFORD (5). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Susan BRADFORD, who departed this
life Septr 12, 1773, in the 39th year of her age. Likewise Mr. Thomas Bradford,
her husband, who died Novr 15, 1773, aged 51 years. Also Francis, George and
Henry, 3 of their children, who all died in their infancy.
25. BRADSHAW (117). In memory of Elizabeth BRADSHAW, late of Hornchurch, and
wife of William Bradshaw, Gardener, of Blackheath Park, who died Decr 25, 1846,
aged 49 years.
26. BRIDGES (47). Sacred to the memory of William BRIDGES, Esq., of Blackheath,
who fell asleep in Jesus the 9 August, 1853, aged 64 years.
27. BROWN (286). In memory of Bridger BROWN, formerly of this Parish, interred
near this place.
28. BROWN (282). In memory of Mr. John BROWN, who died Decr 27, 1808, aged 43
years. "A faithful friend, a husband dear,/A tender father, lieth
29. BROWN (309). To the memory of Major Alexander BROWN, R.M., ob. 29 Septr,
1819, æt. 49.
30. BUCHANAN (277). H.S.I. Emily BUCHANAN, ob. XIII July, A.D. MDCCCXLIV.
31. BULLOCK (264). In memory of Frederick Bullock, Lieut. in the Royal Navy,
eldest son of Captn Frederic Bullock, R.N., died Feb. 23, 1818, aged 22 years.
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the Temple of my God".
32. BURKE (9). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Barbara BURKE, the beloved mother of
William Ebenezer Burke, of Blackheath Park, in this Parish, who departed this
life the 25 day of February, 1839, aged 98 years.
33. BURNETT (35). In memory of Edwin Anchor BURNETT, aged 16 years; Emily
Burnett, aged 14 years; and Sydney Burnett, aged 3 years, who all died the 3rd
week of November, 1848. "Thy will be done".
34. BURRY (123). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Edmund BURRY, who departed this
life April 13, 1851, aged 59 years.
35. BUSHBY (24). Here lieth the body of Mrs. Dorothy BUSHBY, who died the 23
July, 1783, aged 67 years.
36. CAMPBELL (13). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Margaret CAMPBELL, who died 21
Decr, 1807, aged 24 years. And of Edward Willis Campbell, Esq., grandson of the
above, Assistant Surgeon R.A., who died at Woolwich, the 26 February, 1855, in
the 24th year of his age. "Jesus said, I am the resurrection, and whoso
liveth and believeth in me shall never die". – John xi, 25, 26.
37. CAMPBELL (82). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ann Elizabeth CAMPBELL, beloved
wife of Mr. Thomas Campbell, who departed this life February 18, 1855, aged 27
years. "Weep not for me, my husband dear,/I am not dead, but sleeping
here,/Free from all sorrow, grief and pain;/In heaven we hope to meet
again./Farewell, farewell, but not a long adieu,/Here, if faithful, soon may be
with you/In blissful regions where no sin, no pain,/Nor parting pangs shall
sever us again".
38. CARLING (267). Sacred to the memory of Maria CARLING, who died June 30,
1836, aged 23 years.
39. CARVER (226). In memory of Elizabeth CARVER, daughter of the late Erasmus
Carver, Esq., of Gosport, in Coy. Hants. Ob. 23 March, A.D. 1834, æt. 74.
"Resurgam". Also in memory of Mrs. Mary SCOTT, who died 25 February,
1838, aged 78 years. Also to the memory of Major-General George Prescott
WINGROVE, R.M., died the 7 Octr, 1850, aged 70 years. [There is some
lettering (undecipherable) between the lines of this inscription].
40. CARVER (151). Sacred to the memory of Mr. William CARVER, of this Parish,
who departed this life 2 Novr, 1841, aged 53 years. Also of William James
Carver, son of the above, who died the 23 August, 1818, aged 11 weeks and 4
days. Also Amelia Sophia, youngest daughter of the above, who died the 18 day of
March, in the year of our Lord 1855, aged 23 years.
41. CHAMBERS (287). Sacred to the memory of Robert CHAMBERS, of this Parish,
Gardener, who died 27 Decr, 1827, aged 74 years. Also Catherine HILL,
granddaughter of the above, who died the 14 March, 1826, aged 8 years and 9
months. Also Mrs. Mary Chambers, wife of the above, who died the 20 Decr, 1830,
aged 77 years.
42. CLARK (300). In memory of Mr. Francis CLARK, of this Parish, who departed
this life the 21 April, 1815 (?), aged 61 years.
43. CLARK (55). Here are deposited the mortal remains of Ann CLARK, youngest
daughter of Dr. Clark, K.H. and Dep. Inspector-General of Army Hospitals, who
died at Hastings the 7 April, 1843, in the 15 year or her age. "Jesus said
unto her, I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, tho’ he
were dead yet shall he live". Also of her mother, Mary Clark. She was
relict of the above-named John Clark, M.D., who died at Naples the 18 Decr,
1845, and is interred there, and daughter of the late John GILCHRIST, Esq., M.D.,
of Dumfries. She departed this life the 22 Decr, 1846, aged 37 years.
"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith".
44. CLARK (250). Sacred to the memory of Frances Elizabeth and Charles DICEY,
the beloved children of Henry MacGregor CLARK and Ann, his wife. Frances, died
the 13 March, 1849, aged 2 years and 9 months, Charles the 3 of May following,
aged 4 years and 9 months. "Not lost, but gone before".
45. CLAXON (114). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Francis CLAXON, of this Parish,
who departed this life on the 6 day of June, 1843, aged 71 years. Also of
Francis, only son of the above, who departed this life on the 1 day of February,
1824, aged 14 years. Also of Mrs. Lucy CLARIDGE, youngest daughter of the above,
died January 1st, 1850, aged 36 years. Also of Susan, the beloved wife of Mr.
George ADAMS, and daughter of the above, who died the 29 July, 1854, aged 44
46. CLITHEROE (81). In memory of Ann CLITHEROE, widow of the late Thomas
Clitheroe, Esq., who departed this life April 28, 1849, aged 66 years.
"Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his mercies".
47. COLLINS (132). Here lieth the bodies of Isaac and Frances COLLINS, sonne and
daughter to Will Collins and Frances his wife, Isaac deceased ye 5 Mar, 1663,
and Frances ye 28 Sept., --66/.
48. COLLINS (116). To the memory of Elizabeth COLLINS, daughter of William and
Maria Collins, of this Parish, who died the 19 July, 1846, aged 4 years and 8
months. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven". Matt. xix, 14.
49. CONNOLLLY (141). Sacred to the memory of Dorothea Ann, wife of the Revd
James C. CONNOLLY, Chaplain to H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich. She departed this life
the 8 April, 1854, aged 40 years, full of faith and in sure and certain hope of
a glorious resurrection to Eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord". Rev. xiv, 13. This
stone was erected by her affectionate and sorrowing husband.
50. COOPER (158). In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER, wife of Mr. Thomas Cooper,
of this Parish, who departed this life the 13 Octr, 1772, aged 23 years.
"In this same grave my body lies at rest/Till Christ the Lord shall raise
it to be blest;/And at his coming I do hope to see/My righteous Judge, my
Saviour for to be".
51. COOPER (157). In memory of Mrs. Hester COOPER, wife of Mr. Thomas Cooper, of
this Parish, who died the 18 April, 1807, aged 61 years. Also Mr. Thomas Cooper,
who died 4 January, 1813, aged 75 years.
52. COOPER (172). To the memory of Mrs. Betty COOPER, wife of Mr. William
Cooper, of Kidbrooke, near this Parish, Gentleman, who died the 2 Octr, 1783, in
the 24 year of her age.
53. COOPER (216). In memory of Mr. William COOPER, Master to H.M. Dock Yard,
Woolwich, who departed this life June, 1809, aged 78 years.
54. COOPER (34). [South side]. Sacred to the memory of Charles James, son
of Joseph and Ann COOPER, of this Parish, who died the 28 February, 1801, in his
17th year. Also of Ann, wife of Joseph COOPER, who died the 9 September, 1812,
aged 55 years. Also of Mary Ann FREEMAN, their daughter, who died the 23
January, 1821, in her 35th year. Also of the said Joseph Cooper, who died the 13
January, 1839, in his 88th year. And of their son Joseph Henry Cooper, of
Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, who died the 29 Septr, 1856, in his 66th year. Also of
their son William Cooper, of Isleworth, who died the 13 June, 1859, aged 64
years. [North side]. Sacred to the memory of Jane Stone PECKHAM,
granddaughter of Joseph and Ann Cooper, who died the 9 Septr, 1828, aged 3 years
and 8 months. And of Catherine Maria Peckham, her sister, who died the 5
October, 1842, in her 16th year. Also of Thomas Peckham, of Greenwich, their
father, who died the 20 October, 1856, in his 75th year. And of Catherine Sophia
Peckham, their mother, who died on the 2 November, 1858, in her 70th year. [West
side]. In memory of George STONE, who died November 11, 1833, in his 40th
year. He was eldest son of William Stone, Esq., of H.M. Royal Dockyard, Chatham,
and married Jane Maria, daughter of Joseph and Ann Cooper. He was an
affectionate husband, obedient son, kind brother and an honourable man.
55. COTTERELL (139). Here lies in hopes of a joyful resurrection the body of Mr.
Abraham COTTERELL, who departed this life the 29 October, A.D. 1724, aged 22
years and 3 months. "Short was my stay on earth, the longer is my rest./God
calls them soonest whom he does love best".
56. CROFTON (154). Sacred to the memory of Eliza Caroline, the wife of Capt.
S.S. Lowther CROFTON, R.N., who died on the 10 March, 1855, aged 29 years.
57. CRUTTENDEN (99). In memory of Harriet, wife of Colonel Courtenay CRUTTENDEN,
R.A., who died the 23 December, 1851, aged 62 years. Also the said Colonel
Courtenay Cruttenden, who departed this life the 17 March, 1852, in the 67th
year of his age. "Requiescat in pace".
58. CUMMING (276) [South side]. Here lieth interred the body of Mrs.
Rebecca CUMMING, wife of Capt. Cumming, of the R.N., who died the 11 April,
1783, aged 31 years. [North side]. Sacred to the memory of James Cumming, Esq.,
Admiral of the White, who died the 19August, 1808, aged 71 years.
59. CURRY (152). Sacred to the memory of Mary, eldest daughter of the late Revd
John CURRY, M.A., formerly Vicar of Dartford, in this County, and Mary, his
wife, ob. the 8 June, 1812, æt. 69 years. Also Lydia, youngest daughter of the
above, ob. 2 June, 1843, aged 61 years. And Leah, the last surviving daughter,
relict of Randall GOSSET, of Thorp-arch Hall, County York, late Lieut-Colonel of
the 3rd Light Dragoons, born 4 Febry., 1776, died the 13 April, 1855.
60. D--------------/ (3). M.D. 1854, E.M.D 1855 (DRUMMOND).
61. DALTRY (167). In memory of Mr. William DALTRY, who died October 8, 1812,
aged 76 years. Also of Mr. Jacob ALLEN, late Master Pavior of H.M. Dock Yard,
Woolwich, who died October 14, 1820, aged 38 years. "All you that come my
grave to see,/Prepare yourselves to follow me:/Prepare in time, make no
delay,/For I in haste was called away". Also Esther, wife of the above
Jacob Allen, who died Febry. 10, 1842, aged 64 years.
62. DAVIES (136). In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIES, wife of Mr. Alexander
Davies, of the Parish of East Greenwich, who departed this life the 16 February,
1786, in the 79th year of her age."A virtuous, tender, loving wife,/In hope
of everlasting life". Also the remains of the above Mr. Alexander Davies,
who died the 3 July, 1790, aged 81 years.
63. DAVIES (194). Sacred to the memory of Thomas Charles, son of Mr. Thomas and
Mrs. Ann DAVIES, of this Parish, who died the 28 October, 1808, in the 12th year
of his age. Also Eleanor, who died in infancy. "Of such is the Kingdom of
Heaven". Likewise the above Mrs. Ann Davies, who departed this life the 1
October, 1822, aged 55 years.
64. DAVIS (189). Here lieth the body of Rachael DAVIS, late of this Parish, who
died the 1 Febry., 1766, aged 77 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr. William
Davis, husband of the above Rachel, who departed this life the 12 day of
November, 1768, aged 68 years.
65. DAVIS (190). Mrs. Connop DAVIS, wife of Mr. Wm Davis, of Paddington, Co.
Middx., who died the 19 July, 1790, aged 68 years. Also the body of Mr. William
Davis, husband of the above, who died the 18 February, 1795, aged 67 years.
Likewise of Mrs. Joanna WATSON, daughter of the above William and Connop Davis,
who died the 20 Janry., 1799, aged 30 years. Likewise the body of Mr. Jacob
Kruger Watson, of The Old Change, London, husband of the above Mrs. Joanna
Watson, who died July 11, 1807, aged 59 years.
66. DAVIS (155). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Edward DAVIS, of this Parish, who
died the 28 January, 1830, aged 74 years. Also Mr. Edward Davis, son of the
above, who died the 12 June, 1826, aged 42 years. Also Sophia HOPKINS,
granddaughter of the above, who died December 24, 1837, aged 4 years. Also Mrs.
Elizabeth Davis, wife of the above Mr. Edward Davis, junr, who died April 10,
1838, aged 57 years. Also Mary Davis, daughter of the above, who departed this
life 13 Novr, 1856, aged 49 years.
67. DOBBS (207). Sacred to the memory of John DOBBS, son of John and Ann Dobbs,
of this Parish, died April 13, 1814, aged 16 months. Also William Dobbs, brother
of the above, died Novr 8, 1831, aged 12 years. Also Ann Dobbs, died Janry. 10,
1841, aged 54 years. Much lamented by her husband and children. Also Henry
Dobbs, died November 9, 1853, aged 30 years.
68. DOWDING (125). Sacred to the memory of Miss Mary Ann DOWDING, late of
Montpelier Row, Blackheath, who departed this life Novr 11, 1850, in her 74th
69. DOWSON (275). Sacred to the memory of W. Dalrymple DOWSON, Esq., formerly of
London, who departed this life at Greenwich, 4 June, 1849, aged 74 years. And of
Sophia, widow of the above, who died Septr 10, 1854, in her 73rd year. Also of
George Graham, the infant son of Charles Edward and Jane LANG, and grandson of
the above. Also Sophia Charlotte, their eldest child, who died April 12, 1855,
in her 14th year.
70. DRAKE (133). Sacred to the memory of Mary DRAKE, wife of Francis Drake, who
departed this life Septr 25, 1816, aged 51 years. Also George DRAKE, son of the
above, who died at Port Royal, Jamaica, Octr 25, 1815, aged 22 years. Also
Captain John Jeffery Drake, who departed this life April 27, 1833, aged 42
71. DUCE (135). In memory of Samuel Roger DUCE, son of Samuel and Sarah Duce,
who departed this life 7 June, 1796, aged 2 years 5 months and 2 days. Also the
above Sarah Duce, who departed this life the 27 February, 1816, aged 69 years.
72. DUGAN (118). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Alexander DUGAN, of this Parish,
who departed this life May 22, 1848, aged 47 years.
73. DUNBAR (4). Here are interred the remains of Janet DUNBAR, wife of Major
Malcolm Nicholson Dunbar, of the Bengal Army, who died at Blackheath the 1
October, 1834, aged 42 years. Also of Janet Isabella, daughter of the above, who
died at the same place the 5 November, 1837, aged 13 years. Also of Mary Dehany
St. Clair TRAILL, fourth daughter of James Traill, of Rattar, N.B., and Lady
Janet Traill, died the 30 May, 1868, aged 77 years.
74. DUNCAN (156). The remains of the late Captn Alexander Duncan, of the Royal
Regiment of Artillery, are here deposited. He died the 21 February, 1782, in his
52nd year. Also the remains of Margaret, his wife, who died the 25 Novr, 1794,
aged 62 years.
75. DURRANT (214). Sacred to the memory of William DURRANT, late Boatswain of
H.M’s Navy, who died January 22, 1840, aged 66 years. "For I know that my
Redeemer liveth". – John xix, 25.
76. DUST (200). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Jacob DUST, the beloved wife of Mr.
William Dust, Gunner R.A., who departed this life Septr 11, 1849, aged 36 years.
77. DYER (289). Sacred to the memory of Thomas DYER, Esq., of Blackheath Park,
who departed this life the 7 April, 1837, aged 54 years. He was an affectionate
husband and a father of the fatherless. Also Mrs.Elizabeth Dyer, wife of the
above, who died August 1, 1849, aged 74 years. Deeply lamented by her family and
78. EATON (188). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary EATON, died Septr 7, 1842,
aged 78 years.
79. EDWARDS (265). Sacred to the memory of Mr. John EDWARDS, who departed this
life April 7, 1814, aged 33 years. Also of John Edwards, son of the above, who
died in his infancy.
80. EELES (146). By his brother Officers of the 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade this
stone is raised to the memory of the late Lieut-Colonel William EELES, K.H., to
one whom they loved and esteemed as a friend and comrade as much as they
regarded and appreciated his high qualities as a soldier. Born Oct. 12, 1783,
died at Woolwich Oct. 12, 1837.
81. ELDRIDGE (84). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ann ELDRIDGE, died the 19 Novr,
1845, aged 68 years. For 25 years the kind and affectionate nurse of the family
of the Right Hon. Spencer PERCEVAL, who have erected this stone in remembrance
of her long and faithful service.
82. ELSON (165). Sacred to the memory of Thomas ELSON, Esq, R.N., Master
Attendant of H.M. Dockyard at Woolwich, who died 10 August, 1848, aged 54 years.
83. ENGLEHEART (122). Sacred to the memory of William Hayley ENGLEHEART,
Bachelor, second son of Nathaniel Brown and Mary Jane Engleheart, of Blackheath,
who died the 8 June, 1853, in the 37th year of his age. Also of Nathaniel Brown
Engleheart, eldest son of the above-named Nathaniel Brown and Mary Jane
Engleheart, who died the 8 June, 1853, in the 39th year of his age.
84. ENGLISH (228). In memory of Frederick ENGLISH, Colonel of the Royal
Engineers, who died in command of the above Corps at Woolwich, on the 30 June,
1849, aged 59 years. "The memory of the just is blessed". – Proverbs
85. EVE (262). Sacred to the memory of Ellen EVE, daughter of Edward and Harriet
Eve, died the 9 February, 1835, aged 2 years and 8 months. "But Jesus said,
Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven". "Set your affections on things above and not on
things on the earth". – Cor. iii. Also of their beloved son,
Charles Henry Eve, who died the 3 Novr, 1851, aged 9 years. "He shall
gather the lambs in His arms and carry them in His bosom". – Isaiah x.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes". – Revelation
86. EWBANK (86). In memory of Marianne Charlotte EWBANK, eldest daughter of the
Revd William and Theodosia Ewbank, who was born May 5, 1821, and died July 3,
1840. "She is not dead but sleepeth, but them that sleep in Jesus will God
bring with Him". – Luke viii, 52; 1 Thess. iv, 14.
87. FISHER (305). Sacred to the memory of Major-General Sir George Bulteel
FISHER, K.C.H., Commandant of Woolwich Garrison, who departed this life the 8
March, 1834, aged 70 years.
88. FLARTEY (197). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ann FLARTEY, beloved wife of Mr.
James Flartey, who died August 2, 1835, aged 64 years. Also the above Mr. James
Flartey, who died Janry. 21, 1841, aged 75 years. "My flesh shall slumber
in the ground/Till the last trumpet’s joyfull sound,/Then burst the chains
with sweet surprise/And in my Saviour’s image rest". (sic).
89. FLOOD (49). In memory of Mr. John FLOOD, who died October 20, 1813, in the
77th year of his age. Also Mr. John Low PECKHAM, who died July 27, 1839, in his
90. FLOYD (187). In this grave are deposited the remains of Mr. Henry FLOYD, of
this Parish, died the 13 January, 1809, aged 71 years. Also Richard, his son,
died the 20 April, 1808, aged 44 years. And close on the South side Ann GOTTS,
his daughter, died 7 June, 1809, aged 23 years. Also Mrs. Martha Floyd, relict
of the above, died May 12, 1812, aged 67 years. Also in memory of John Floyd,
died 2 March, 1811, aged 23 years, at Messina, in Sicily, and was there buried.
91. FORSTER (203). Sacred to the memory of Thomas FORSTER, Esq., of Berwick on
Tweed, who departed this life at Blackheath, Janry. 4, 1843, aged 68 years. Also
Henry Vaughan Forster, son of the above, who departed this life at Kilburn, Octr
31, 1835, aged 5 years.
92. FOSTER (205). In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth FOSTER, who departed this life
June 1, 1812, in the 77th year of her age. Also of Mrs. Mary Foster, who
departed this life August 25, 1828, aged 59 years.
93. FRASER (294).Here lie the remains of Hugh FRASER, son of Lieut-Col. FRASER,
R.A., who died 19 May, 1822, aged 3 years. Also to the memory of the above-named
Hugh Fraser, Lieut-Col. of the Royal Regt of Artillery, who died at Colombo, in
the Island of Ceylon, on the 30 June, 1828, aged 56 years. After service to his
Country and his King of 34 years. Also here lie the remains of Alexander FRASER,
youngest son of the said Lieut-Colonel Fraser, who died the 20 October, 1830,
aged 5 years and 6 months. Also Mrs. Ann WALLACE, who died 2 October, 1836,
mother to the above children, distinguished in her life for charity,
benevolence, singleness of mind, a good Christian, a kind friend and an
affectionate wife. [Note: This stone has now (1908) been removed and replaced
by a cross of white marble with coping and rail. The "LIDDLE" stone
near it has also been removed and placed against the rail of the "ROCHFORT"
tomb]. The inscription on the cross is as follows: [Eastern face]. In
moving memory of "Annie", widow of John THORNBER, Esq., and only
daughter of the late Lieut-Col. Hugh Fraser, Royal Artillery. She entered into
rest, Feby. 14, 1906, in the 85th year of her age. "The Lord bless thee and
keep thee, Beloved". [Southern face]. In memory of Lieut-Col. Hugh
Fraser, died 30 June, 1828, at Colombo, where he was interred, aged 56 years.
After a service to his King and Country of 34 years. Also Anne, widow of the
above, and wife of Captn St. Aubin WALLACE, died Oct. 21, 1836. Distinguished
for her charity, benevolence, and singleness of mind. [South side of coping].
Also of Hugh, died May 19, 1822; also of Alexander, died Oct. 20, 1830, aged 5
years and 6 months, children of the above. Also of Captn Hugh John Arthur
Fraser, shot in Brazil, while bravely quelling a mutiny, Nov. 22, 1876. Also of
James Henry Mansell Fraser, died of grief, in Rosario, May 5, 1878, sons of
Major James Fraser. [East side of coping]. In memory of Major James Fraser, 60
Royal Rifles, only surviving son of Lieut.-Col. Hugh Fraser, R.A., died at
Thayetmyo, Burma, May 21, 1863, aged 42.
94. FRAZER (66). Here lie the remains of Henry FRAZER, who was born of African
parents, and departed this life on the 19 Decr, 1826, aged 55 years. In grateful
testimony of his fidelity and devoted attention the master whom he served 30
years has raised this tomb.
95. FRAZER (307). Sacred to the memory of Colonel Sir George Augustus Simon
FRAZER, K.C.B., R.H.A., who departed this life the 11 June, 1835, in his 59th
year. Andrew James Frazer, his second son, who departed this life the 8 July,
1845, aged 32 years.
96. FRY (101). In memory of Ann FRY, who fell asleep in Jesus Septr ....(Eight
lined inscription illegible).
97. FYERS (80). Sacred to the memory of Major-General Peter FYERS, C.B., Colonel
Commandant 7th Batt. R.A. Born in Edinburgh Castle the 21 December 1769, died at
Charlton the 17 May, 1846. And his wife, Frances Fyers, 5th daughter of John
BOLLAND, Esq., M.P., born Febry. 21, 1792, married Novr 7, 1812, died Janry.
14th 1867. [At the north side]. Underneath this stone were interred on
the 24 May, 1846, the mortal remains of Major-General Peter Fyers, C.B., Colonel
Commandant of the 7th Batt. R.A., who died on the 17 of the same month, aged 75
years. Honored and beloved by all and most deeply regretted by his attached
family and friends. He served his Country for 54 years, many of which were
passed in active service and in arduous and trying duties, and after a pious and
serene old age he resigned his soul to God who gave it, trusting solely in the
merits of his Redeemer.
98. GARDNER (212). In this grave are deposited the remains of the Revd William
GARDNER, Rector of Haversham and Hardmede, Coy. Bucks. He departed this life at
Blackheath, 12 Janry., 1802, in the 71st year of his age.
99. GARMAN (28). This stone is erected as a memorial of the long and faithful
service of Elizabeth GARMAN, who died August 12, 1849, aged 82 years.
"Servants, obey your Masters in everything, fearing God".
100. GARNER (258). [East side]. In memory of Lieut-Colonel Joseph GARNER,
of the Bengal Army, born the 13 Septr, 1786, died the 20 April, 1851. Among
other arduous duties he served with forces on four occasions, who received the
thanks of Parliament, and the toils of war being over he now rests here in
peace. [West side]. "Ye Christian mourner who this tablet view,/Let
grief be turned to joy, and cease to weep./Jesus, who shed His precious blood
for you,/Hath made the grave a bed and death a sleep".
101. GARRETT (195). In this grave are deposited the remains of Mrs. Mary
GARRETT, wife of Mr. John Garrett, of Greenwich, who died the 23 February, 1810,
aged 58 years. A loving wife, a good neighbour and a sincere friend.
"Affliction sore long time I bore-/Physicians were in vain-/Till God did
please to give me ease/And relieve me of my pain". Also the above Mr. John
Garrett, who died 16 Decr, 1812, aged 70 years.
102. GASTON (64). In memory of Bathsheba GASTON, wife of Richard Gaston, of this
Parish, who died 20 June, 1821, aged 78 years. "Grieve not, husband and
children dear,/Tho’ sudden death has brought me here". Also Ann TAYLOR,
wife of William Taylor and daughter of the above, who died the 9 October, 1825,
in the 43rd year of her age. Also the above Richard GASTON, who died the 18 Novr,
1826, in his 78th year. "Within this grave my body lies at rest/Till Christ
the Lord shall cause it to be blest,/When at whose glorious coming I shall
behold/My righteous Judge, the Saviour of the World. Amen". Also the above
William Taylor, of the Parish of St. Olave’s, Southwark, who died the 8 June,
1828, aged 38 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of Joseph DARK and daughter of the
above Ann Taylor, who departed this life October 26, 1852, aged 48 years. Deeply
regretted by her beloved husband and family.
103. GILBERTSON (256). Sacred to the memory of Thos GILBERTSON, late
Quartermaster of the R.A., born May 6, 1782, died January 19, 1828. Erected by
his family in remembrance of his love and kindness to them.
104. GILLMAN (121). Sacred to the memory of Robert GILLMAN, who died at
Pentonville, Coy. Middx., 28 Decr, 1828, aged 64 years. Also of Ann Gillman,
widow of the above, who, after suffering with Christian resignation severe
bodily affliction for many years, departed this life at Lee, in this Parish, 14
Novr, 1851, aged 74 years. Also of Augustus FABER, their grandson, who died on
the 26 Janry., 1852, at Carvilla, Blackheath, aged 19 years.
105. GLASGOW (220). Sacred to the memory of Maria, daughter of Major-Gen.
GLASGOW, R.A., who died the 25 March, 1811, in the 14th year of her age. Also
the above Lieut-Gen. Glasgow, died the 28 Octr, 1820, aged 64 years. Also Bertha
Jane, daughter of Capt. Glasgow, R.A., and granddaur. of the above Lieut-Genl
Glasgow, who died 17 Septr, 1848, aged 13 years. "I will wash my hands in
innocency, oh Lord, and so I will go to Thine Altar". – Psalm xxvi, 6.
106. GOSSET (192). Major-Gen. Sir William GOSSET, Serjeant-at-Arms attending the
House of Commons, burn 18 Janry, 1872, died 27 March, 1848. Also Dame Gertrude
Martha, his wife, born 27 Octr, 1789, died the 13 Octr, 1849. "Bless the
Lord, oh my Soul, and forget not all His benefits, Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities and healeth all thy diseases, Who preserveth thy life from
destruction" . – Psalm ciii.
107. GOULTY (318). In memory of Margaret GOULTY, died Feb. 19, 1827, aged 25
108. GOURD (107). In memory of Mr. Charles Deane GOURD, late Paymaster and
Purser R.N., who died the 11 March, 1850, aged 38 years. "In the midst of
life we are in death". Also Fanny Deane and Charles Deane, children of the
above, who died in infancy.
109. GRACE (235). Here are deposited the remains of Mrs. Mary GRACE, widow,
daughter of the late Israel and Mary RUSSELL, she died the 19 Octr, 1802, aged
62 years. "May she rest in peace".
110. GRAHAM (304). In memory of Lieut. Chas Davidson GRAHAM, fifth Dutch Light
Dragoons, youngest son of the late Lieut-Col. Colin Dundas Graham and of Mary
Magdalene his wife, who died at Charlton 9 Augt, 1835, aged 27 years. This stone
is placed in tribute of affection by his afflicted family, deeply deplored by
them and lamented by all who knew his worth.
111. GREGORY (288). In memory of Cap. Wm GREGORY, of the R.E., 3rd son of the
late Revd William Gregory, of Canterbury, who died the 17 Novr, 1853, aged 59
112. HALL (162). Sacred to the memory of Susanna Charlotte, the beloved wife of
Henry John HALL, junior, Esq., of Blackheath Park, in this Parish, who departed
this life February 8, 1847, in the 23rd year of her age. Also an infant son of
the above, who died 27 February, 1848.
113. HALLIBURTON (303). [On top slab]. In memory of Isabella Baildon
HALLIBURTON, youngest daughter of James Halliburton, Esq., Commander in the
H.E.I.C.S., and Elizabeth his wife, died Septr 18, 1831, aged 20 years. Also of
the above James Halliburton, who died at sea April 10, 1815, aged 50 years, and
was interred in the Island of St Helena. Also to the above Elizabeth
Halliburton, who died at Blackheath Park, Novr 5, 1851, aged 72 years. Also of
Charles Drummond Halliburton, only son of the above James and Elizabeth
Halliburton, who died in Australia, June 17, 1861, aged 47 years. Also of
Elizabeth Hall Halliburton, eldest daughter of the above James and Elizabeth
Halliburton, who died at Blackheath Park, Novr 10, 1878, aged 71 years. And of
Katherine Young Halliburton, second daughter of the above James and Elizabeth
Halliburton, who died at Blackheath Park, Septr 28, 1890, aged 82 years. [On
the west side]. In a vault beneath rest the remains of Margaret, wife of
John LINDSAY, of Lewisham, Kent, and of Laurence Pountney Lane, London, born 1
April 1789, died the 8 Octr, 1833. Also of the above-named John Lindsay, who
died at Blackheath Park, 6 Decr, 1847, in his 82nd year.
114. HAMILTON (227). Agnes HAMILTON, Jacobi Hamilton, Armigeri, Uxor, ob.
Augusti 15, 1766. Easque animi sanctosque recessus mentis et in coctum generoso
pectus honesto. Lady Margaret Hamilton, mater ejus, ob. Novr 17, 1768, æt. 77.
Mrs. Charlotte Mary Hamilton, died the 11 October, 1822, aged 60 years. Colonel
Alexander Hamilton, late of the 30th Regt, died at Woolwich the 4 June, 1838,
aged 73 years. Also to the memory of his youngest son, William James Hamilton,
Lieut. of H.M. 3rd Regt of the Buffs, who died at Kernal, 21 October, 1811, aged
26 years. Deeply regretted by his brother Officers, by whom a tomb is erected as
a token of their regard and esteem.
115. HAND (184). Here lieth the body of John HAND, of Austin Friars, London,
Gentn, who died the 28 Octr, 1747, and was interred in this place in ye 66th
year of his age.
116. HANDYSIDE (112). Sacred to the memory of Catherine, the beloved wife of
Company-Serjeant Wiliam HANDYSIDE, of the Royal Artillery, who departed this
life the 10 Septr, 1853. She was ....../all that a wife and mother could be.
This monument was erected by the non-commissioned Officers and Gunners of the
1st Coy. of the 11 Battalion R.A., as a tribute of respect and esteem.
117. HARDING (219). Sacred to the memory of Colonel John HARDING, of the Royal
Artillery, who after having distinguished himself in several engagements died 10
June, 1809, in his 49th year. An honor to his honorable profession. Also Mary
Ann, his wife, who departed this life August 15, 1820, aged 55 years. Also to
the memory of Sophia Maria, second daughter of Lieut.-Col. Harding, R.E., and
grand-daughter of the above, who departed this life January 2, 1834. She was
born February 10, 1832.
118. HARPER (138). In memory of Mr. Alexander HARPER of Woolwich, died the 18
day of April, 1748, aged 53 years. Also Mrs. Mary Harper, wife of the above Mr.
Alexander Harper, died the 1 day of January, 1762, aged 64 years. Also in memory
of Mr. Robert Solomon WEST, of this Parish, who died the 18 April, 1832, in the
40th year of his age. He was a most affectionate husband. A kind and tender
119. HARRIS (162). Here lieth the body of Thomas HARRIS, Esq., of Blackheath,
who died the 23 March, 1795, in the 71st year of his age. Also of Joseph, son of
the above Thomas Harris, Esq., who departed this life the 16 July, 1846, in his
91st year. Also Mary, wife of the above Mr. Joseph Harris, who departed this
life the 27 March, 1847, in her 70th year.
120. HARRISON (201). Beneath this stone lieth the remains of Mr. John HARRISON,
Master B---------------/, who departed this life the 7 November, 1800, aged 71
years. Also Mrs. Susanna Harrison, relict of the above, who departed this life
the 19 July, 1802, aged 62 years.
121. HERBAGE (284). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Edward HERBAGE, of this Parish,
who died April 16, 1834, aged 47 years.
122. HICKS (186). To the memory of Raymond HICKS, Esq., of Lee Road, Blackheath,
who departed this life Septr 19, 1847, aged 80 years.
123. HILL (198). In memory of Mr. Samuel HILL, late of the Royal Marines, who
departed this life the 28 Febry., 1856, aged 53 years.
124. HILLIER (298). Depositum Sarah Elizabeth, wife of William HILLIER, Esq., of
the R.N., ob. July 7, 1792, æt 25, and George, their son, who died in infancy,
and Alicia, the second wife of the above, nati. 6 July, 1774, ob. 31 May, 1811.
125. HINDE (268). In tender remembrance of Allan HINDE, Esq., who died May 16,
1836, in the 68th year of his age. Also Miss Emily PEACOCK, died August 6, 1845,
aged 45 years. Also Mrs. Sarah Hinde, widow of the above Allan Hinde, Esq., died
Decr 1, 1846, aged 72 years. Mrs. Catherine Peacock, died the 26 June, 1854, in
her 47th year. "Happy in Jesus in life,/In death happy".
126. HISLOP (2). In a vault beneath repose the remains of General Sir Thomas
HISLOP, to whom a tablet is erected in this Church. And of Emma, his wife,
daughter of the Right Hon. Hugh ELLIOTT; she died August 10, 1866. Their only
child erects this cross to the memory of her beloved mother. "Bear ye one
another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ". – Gal. vi, 2.
127. HOLDSWORTH (89). Sacred to the memory of Anne, wife of William HODSWORTH,
who died May 5, 1809, aged 46 years. Also the above William Holdsworth, died
Decr 5, 1811, aged 42 years. Also Martha, their daughter, who died in its
infancy. Also Mr. Isaac WHEELER, a friend of the above, who died June 4, 1834,
aged 76 years. Also Mary, wife of the above, who died August 3, 1840, aged 80
years. Also Sarah, wife of William SHARP and daughter of William and Ann
Holdsworth, who died April 16, 1852, aged 52 years.
128. HOLL (18). This tribute of affection is inscribed to the memory of Thomas
Llewelyn HOLL, eldest son of Thomas Holl, of Worcester, Esquire, and grandson of
Thomas Holl, formerly High Sheriff of County Radnor, Esq, died January 2, 1807,
aged 31 years. Also to the memory of Maria Llewelyn Holl, widow of the above and
youngest daughter of the late Christopher FOWLER, of Soho Sqr., Esq., died Febry.
19, 1808, in the 34th year of his age. "Oh thou with sails how swift/Hast
reached the shore/Where tempests never beat/Nor billows roar".
129. HOPPER (168). Sacred to the memory of Sarah, lamented wife of Lieut.
Adjutant Jacob HOPPER, of the 4th Garrison Battalion, and late of this Parish,
ob. 16 June, 1824, æt. 46. Also her son-in-law, Mr. William UNSWORTH, of this
Parish, ob. 17 January, 1837, æt. 54. They lived respected and died deeply
regretted. Also Dr. Jacob Hopper, husband of the above Mrs. Sarah Hopper, who
died the 19 March, 1847, in the 75th year of his age. Deeply regretted by his
family and friends.
130. HOSTE (225). [North side]. Beneath rests the body of Col. Sir George
Charles HOSTE, C.B., K.S.B., late Commanding Royal Engineers Woolwich District.
He entered the Army A.D. MDCCCII, at the age of 16, and after a distinguished
and varied career of 43 years departed this life the 21 April, MDCCCXLV. Deeply
regretted by his Widow, family and private friends, and sincerely regretted by a
large circle of brother Officers in both Services. [East side]. Here
likewise are interred the remains of William Theodore, youngest son of Col. Sir
George Charles Hoste and Mary his wife, born the 11 March, MDCCCXXIX, entered
the Royal Military Academy August, MDCCCXLV, died at Woolwich the 22 May,
MDCCCXLVI. "All flesh is as grass and all the Glory of Man is as the flower
of grass". "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom".
131. HUNT (274). Sacred to the memory of Esther Jane, beloved daughter of Jesse
and Esther HUNT, of Beresford Street, Woolwich, who departed this life July 31,
1850, aged 16 years. "Oh happy Saints, may we, like thee, be blest,/In life
be faithful and in death find rest".
132. HUSBAND (193). Beneath are deposited the mortal remains of Jane, daughter
and last surviving child of the late Robert HUSBAND, Esq., of Egloss Marther, in
the Parish of Marther, Co. Cornwall, born April the 22, 1765, died at Woolwich,
16 December, 1836. "There is rest in Heaven". In memory of Capt. James
RIVERS, Royal Marines, died at Jersey, 1 Febry., 1846. In memory of James Henry
NICHOLSON, Royal Marines, died the 8 June, 1839, aged 61 years.
133. HUTTON (197). [North side]. Here lieth interred the remains of
Charles HUTTON, LL.D., F.R.S., etc. Professor of Mathematics during a long
series of years in the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He terminated his
valuable life at his home in Bedford Row, London, 27 January, 1823, in the 86th
year of his age. Here also are interred the remains of Margaret, second wife of
the aforesaid Charles Hutton. She departed this life the 15 March, 1817, aged 65
years. [South side]. Here also are interred the remains of Charlotte,
daughter of Dr. Dutton, who died the 24 Septr, 1794, aged 16 years. Also the
remains of Charles Henry Hutton, Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy,
Woolwich, departed this life the 13 Febry, 1815, aged 15 years. He was grandson
of Dr. Hutton, son of Lieut-Gen. Henry Hutton, by Ann, his first wife, who died
the 26 July, 1800 (greatly lamented, in the flower of her youth), at Harbledown,
nr Canterbury, and is buried in the Church of that place.
134. IRELAND (140). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Emma IRELAND, who died the 23
April, 1832, in her 86th year. Also of Mrs. Elizabeth JONES, sister of the
above, who died the 20 November, 1835, in her 88th year. Relict of the late
William Jones, Esq, of Chappell Street, Pentonville. Also Elizabeth, wife of
Thomas A.H. DICKSON, Esq., of Nottingham Place, New Road, grandson of the above
William and Elizth Jones, who died 26 October, 1843, aged 24 years. Also Thomas
Jones, Esq., of St Germans Terrace, Blackheath, son of the above William and
Elizabeth Jones, who died the 16 June, 1848, aged 62 years.
135. JOHNES (105). Sacred to the memory of Arthur Owen Oakeley JOHNES, youngest
son of the late Revd Arthur Owen Johnes, of Lower Garthmyl, Montgomeryshire, and
Rector of Ludlow, in the Coy. of Shropshire. He died suddenly June 1, 1849, aged
8 years and 9 months. "Be ye also ready, for the Son of Man cometh at an
hour when ye think not". – Luke xii, 40. "Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord". – Rev. xiv, 13.
136. JOHNSON (75). In memory of Frances, wife of C. JOHNSON, Esq., who died the
20 of Septr, 1794, aged 22. Also Sir William LEIGHTON, Knight, of Kemnall House,
Chislehurst, in this Coy., who died the 26 April, 1826, aged 74 years. Also of
Lady Leighton, relict of Sir William Leighton, Knight, who died the 5 November,
1828, aged 82 years. Also of Lieut-Col. William Leighton WOOD, K.H., who died 19
Septr, 1843, aged 58 years. Also Frances Mary Wood, widow of the above-named
Lieutenant-Col. William Leighton Wood, K.H., who died the 28 March, 1865, in the
71st year of her age.
137. JOHNSON (111). Sacred to the memory of Ann Elizabeth, the wife of William
Johnson, of this Parish, who departed this life the 9 Septr, 1821, aged 21
years. Also their infant daughter. Also the above William Johnson, who departed
his life the 6 Febry., 1836, aged 45 years.
138. JOLLY (131). In memory of Annie Elizabeth JOLLY, daughter of William and
Jane Jolly, died March 16, 1846. Also to the memory of Catherine, beloved wife
of John MINISTER, of 8 Buckingham Street, Strand, and friend of the above. She
departed this life Septr 6, 1848, aged 55 years. Much beloved by all that knew
her. "My dearest wife, I drop a tear/Upon your dust that slumbers here./And
while I read this state of thee/All earthly pleasures may go free". Also of
Emily Jolly, sister of the above, who died May 8, 1850, aged 20 years and 6
months. [On the back of the stone]. In memory of Mrs. Mary Jones, who
departed this life April 11, 1852, aged 75 years.
139. JONES (308). In memory of Mr. Benjamin JONES, died Septr 19, 1797, aged 36
years. Also Mrs Elizabeth SMITH, sister of the above, died July 27, 1813, aged
140. JOYCE (7). Sacred to the memory of Mattw. John JOYCE, son of Mr. John and
Mrs. Margaret Joyce, of the Parish of Woolwich, who departed this life March 10,
1807, aged 2 years and 11 months. "Sweet child that warmed a parent’s
breast,/Thy Saviour calls thee to an heavenly rest./So meet the radiant smile of
Jesus’ face,/So reap the fruits of mighty wondrous grace".
141. KEMP (30). In memory of James KEMP, Esq., of Blackheath Park, who departed
this life the 23 August, 1844, in the 57th year of his age. Also Louisa Augusta
Kemp, widow of the above, who departed this life on the 19 Augt, 1871, in the
84th year of her age.
142. KEMPSTER (316). In memory of Captn George KEMPSTER, late of the Royal
Artillery, who died 25 March, 1837, in his 79th year.
143. KENDALL (52). Within this tomb are interred the remains of the Revd John
KENDALL, M.A., 40 years Vicar of Budbrooke, in County Warwick, and 50 years
Master of Lord Leicester’s Hospital. He died at Blackheath, April 25, 1844, in
the 81st year of his age. He bore with patience the trials of this life, looking
forward by faith to their end in the next.
144. KENNEY (88). In memory of Thomas KENNEY, who died June 21, 1833, aged --/
145. KEYMER (150). In memory of James KEYMER, Esq., 34 years in the Marine
Service of the Hon. Company at Bengal, and during 12 years of that period was
senior branch Pilot, who departed this life the 19 Febry., 1832, aged 66 years.
He was a most affectionate husband, an indulgent parent and a sincere and
146. KIDD (36). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth KIDD, late wife of Mr.
Henry Kidd, of the Parish of Woolwich, who departed this life 9 January, 1829,
aged 41 years. And of Hannah, the beloved wife of Quartermaster William MARVIN,
R.A., and daughter of the above, who died at Woolwich the 3 Septr, 1848, in the
38th year of her age. Also the above Mr. Henry Kidd, who departed this life May
1, 1852, aged 71 years.
147. KIDD (221). In memory of Elizabeth Ann KIDD, daughter of Samuel and Ann
Kidd, departed this life August 28, 1858, aged 8 years and 3 months. "This
little babe like a harmless lamb/Is here laid down to sleep,/While Christ, the
Saviour of her soul,/Doth her in safety keep". Samuel KIDD, born Septr 18,
1769, died Decr 22, 1855. Ann Kidd, wife of the above, born Decr 25, 1778, died
Janry. 15, 1861. Samuel Kenneth, a grandson of the above, born August 19, 1834,
died Febry. 5, 1840.
148. KIDGER (179). Here lieth the body of Jane KIDGER, wife of William Kidger,
who departed this life the 4 July, 1750, aged 55 years. She was a virtuous and
loving wife, a tender mother, a peaceable neighbour and a good Christian. She
was charitable to her enemies and faithful to her friends. "My time on
earth is past,/The longer is my rest,/God called me hence/Because it pleased him
best,/I sleep in rest, I lived in pain,/I hope in Christ to rise again". [Note:
Her footstone is now at the base of the ANDRES tomb.
149. KING (113). Sacred to the memory of Margaret Lavinia, daughter of William
Charles and Margaret KING, of Blackheath Park, who died the 6 April, 1836, aged
150. KIRBY (44). In memory of John KIRBY, who departed this life August 27,
1829, aged 50 years, leaving Mary his wife, and Maria, Mary, John, Elizabeth,
William, Hester, Sarah, Caroline, Jane, Samuel and Henry, his 11 children, to
mourn his loss. "Weep not, my wife and children dear,/I am not dead, but
sleeping here./And at the last trumpet’s awful sound/I shall be saved and here
be found". Also William Kirby, son of the above John and Mary Kirby, who
died in India, January 1, 1843, in the 27th year of his age. Also the
above-named Mary Kirby, who departed this life February 27, 1854, aged 73 years.
[On back of the stone]. In memory of Maria LYONS, grand-daughter of John
and Mary Kirby, who departed this life May 10, 1844, aged 1 year and 10 months. The
151. KIRKE (183). [South side]. In memory of Joseph KIRKE, Esq., senior,
who died in the year 1745. Of Susannah Kirke, who died in the year 1751. Of
Elizabeth Kirke, who died in the year 1756. Of Susannah RAYNES, who died in the
year 1759. Also Joseph Kirke, junr, who died in the year 1765. This monument was
erected by the Revd James HARRIS, Rector of Cheveley, Cambridge. [West side].
James Brown HORNER, Esq., aged 68, and Helen Catherine, his wife, aged 64 years,
both died in Paris, Decr 20, 1839. [North side]. James BROWN, Esq., died
14 April, 1787, aged 56 years. Robert McCULLOCH, Esq., died 27 May, 1789, aged
49 years. Francis McCulloch, Esq., died the 1 April, 1816, aged 46 years. George
Boone ROUPELL, Esq., died the 19 January, 1838, aged 75 years. Francis Browne
Roupell, Esq., died the 8 February, 1853, aged 83 years. George Leith Roupell,
M.D., died 29 Septr, 1854, aged 57 years. Charles Morris Roupell, born 24
January, 1812 [date of death not filled in].
152. LAKE (59). Sacred to the memory of Sir Willoughby Thomas LAKE, K.C.B.,
Admiral of the White, who died Febry. 18, 1847, aged 71 years.
153. LAMB (279). In this grave are deposited the remains of Mr. John LAMB, of
Blackheath, much respected for his integrity. He departed this life 23 Janry.,
1801, aged 67 years. Also Mary, relict of the above, who departed this life the
8 July, 1819, aged 63 years. And of Miss Mary Lamb, their daughter, who departed
this life 9 January, 1854, aged 70 years.
154. LANG (177). Sacred to the memory of Oliver LANG, Esq., late Master
Shipwright of H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich, and Lieut-Col. of the Royal Dockyard
Brigade, born the 6 May, 1777, died the 12 April, 1855. "Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord from henceforth, yea, said the Spirit, for they rest
from their labours and their works do follow them". Also of Oliver William
Lang, Esq., eldest son of the above, late of Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, and
formerly Master Shipwright of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and Lieut-Col. of the
Royal Dockyard Brigade, who departed this life the 28 July, 1868, aged 60 years.
"Him that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out". Also Louisa,
wife of the above Oliver William Lang, Esq., who departed this life 15 Septr,
1869. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of
life". [Note: Above is a very much decayed coat of arms. The bearing
looks like a cross fretty].
155. LAWES (241). Here lieth interred the body of Martha LAWES, who departed
this life the 28 January, 1740, aged 59 years. Here also lieth interred the body
of George Lawes, Citizen and Bitt maker to His Majesty, who departed this life
14 Novr, 1742, aged 63 years. "Attend, sweet reader, spend a tear,/Think on
the dust that slumbereth here,/And when thou read’st the estate of we/Think on
the glass that runs for thee". Also here lieth the body of [The
remainder of this inscription is below the surface. On the back of the stone is
the following in large letters]: Also the body of Henry George LAWES, son of
Henry John Lawes, died July the 17, 1752, aged 5 years. Ann CLARKSON, daughter
of George and Martha Lawes, died July 16, 1760, aged 47 years.
156. LAYTON (252). Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Layton, wife of Benjamin
Layton, Gentn, of Greenwich, who departed this life October -/, 1816, aged 75
years. Also the above Benjamin Layton, who departed this life 4 April, 1824,
aged 86 years."A pleasing form, a gentle generous heart,/A good companion,
honest without art,/Just in his dealings, faithful to his friend,/Beloved thro’
life and honoured in his end". Also Martha Maria Layton, who departed this
life the 11 March, 1847, aged 70 years. [On the back of this stone]: In
front of this stone are deposited the remains of Mrs. Frances Sophia EDWARDS,
who died the 21 June, 1845, aged 62 years. "My flesh shall slumber in the
ground/Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound,/Then burst the chains with sweet
surprise,/And in my Saviour’s image rise". Also Harriet Layton, spinster,
daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Layton, who died the 1 August, 1854, aged 86
157. LEE (191). Sacred to the memory of Thomas LEE, Gentn, who departed this
life Septr 15, 1808, aged 73 years. Also of Mrs. Mary Lee, relict of the above,
who departed this life 10 January, 1822, aged 59 years. Also Mr. Thomas Kirk
COOPER, son-in-law of the above Thomas and Mary Lee, who departed this life Novr
29, 1815, aged 43 years. Also of Mary Isabella Lee, daughter of the above Thomas
and Mary Lee, who departed this life April 11, 1803, aged 12 years. Also of Mr.
Thomas William Lee, only son of the above Thomas and Mary Lee, Consul at Zante,
who died there Novr 5, 1821, aged 32 years.
158. LEE (102) Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth LEE, wife of Mr. John Lee,
of H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich, formerly of Devonport, Devon, who died the 14
August, 1848, aged 55 years.
159. LESLIE (245). Memoriae Sacrum of William LESLIE, second son of Thomas
Leslie, Merchant of Dundee, who departed this life July 13, 1807, in the 29th
year of his age, leaving an inconsolable wife and two daughters, from an
insidious disease which he contracted in the service of his Country and which he
bore with exemplary fortitude. His widow, Margaret Leslie, erected this
monument. Also Mrs. Margaret Leslie, widow of the above, who departed this life
October 18, 1809, aged 22 years.
160. LEWIS (90). Sacred to the memory of William LEWIS, R.N., late of Devonport,
who departed this life the 3 December, 1852, aged 73.
161. LEWIS (199). In memory of Charlotte, the beloved and affectionate wife of
Charles Walter LEWIS, of Putney Hill, Surrey, Esq., born Septr 26, 1821, died
Augt 9, 1863. "In the midst of life we are in death".
162. LIDDLE (293). Sacred to the memory of Miss Margaret LIDDLE, of
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, who departed this life February 17, 1852,
aged 24 years.
163. LINDSAY (144). In the vault beneath are placed the bodies of Jane LINDSAY,
the daughter, who died the 22 April, 1829, aged 26 years, and Ann Lindsay, the
wife, who died the 20 May, 1829, aged 69 years, of Captn Lindsay, R.N., who died
the 27 Novr, 1837, aged 80 years, of Miss Anne Lindsay, eldest daughter of the
above Captn and Mrs. Lindsay, who died the 8 July, 1849, aged 56 years, of
George Lindsay, Bengal Civil Service, youngest son of the above, who died 25
October, 1849, aged 49 years.
164. LITTLE (26). Caroline, wife of Robert John LITTLE, of the Royal Marines,
died January 12, 1832, aged 42 years. Richard Rosdew Little, late Captain of the
Madras Horse Artillery and Commissary of Ordnance, there died August 23, 1861,
aged 46 years. Robert John Little, died October 6, 1861, aged 74 years. He had
served in the Corps of the Royal Marines nearly 55 years, joining the R.M.A. in
early life and returning in 1837 as Major and Barrack Master of the Woolwich
Division, which appointment he held for 28 years. Anna Victoria, relict of the
above-named Major Little and daughter of Capt. Henry INMAN, R.N., and sometime
Naval Commander at Madras, died March 5, 1866, aged 72 years.
165. LITTLE (153). Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Little, wife of George
Little, Esq., who departed this life 13 day of August, 1838, aged 64 years.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God".
166. LUARD (278). Mary LUARD, wife of Captain Robert Luard, R.A., died March 8,
1841, aged 37. Maria Louisa Bettima Luard, daughter of the above, died March 12,
1841, aged 7 days.
167. LUMLEY (60). In memory of Robert Wheatley LUMLEY, second son of the late
Robert and Jessie Lumley, who died on the 21 Augt, 1846, in the 27th year of his
age. "Lord, I am Thine, save me, for I have sought Thy precepts".
168. MACBEAN (263). Underneath this stone lies Margaret, widow of Major
Alexander MACBEAN, of the 11th Regt of Foot, and eldest daughter of the late
William MURRAY, Esq., formerly of Ardbanie, N.B. She died the 19 Septr, 1830,
aged 75. "Forgive us our trespasses".
169. MACKENZIE (25). Sacred to the memory of Francis Lascelles MACKENZIE, son of
William and Frances Mackenzie, who died Octr 6, 1842, aged 20 months and 16
days. "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the
170. MACLEAN (243). In memory of Elizabeth and Mary, most beloved children of
Major-General MACLEAN, of the R.A., and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Lieut-General
Sir William CONGREVE, Bart. The first died August 28, 1823, the latter August 6,
1826; both of these innocents being 13 years of age. Also Miss Eleanor Maclean,
daughter of the above, who died July 16, 1829, aged 11 years. Also in memory of
their father, Lieut-General Sir Joseph Maclean, K.C.H., who died the 19 Septr,
1839, in the 71st year of his age. And of Charlotte, relict of the above, died
at Hampton Court Palace, 1845, aged 70 years. Also of Ann, their daughter, who
died the 13 April, 1847, aged 40 years. And of Allan, their eldest son, who died
the 10 June, 1847, aged 49.
171. MANNERS (285). Sacred to the memory of Margaret Sabina MANNERS, fifth
daughter of the late Lieut-Col. Henry Herbert Manners, who died the 18 April,
1845, aged 16 years.
172. MARCHANT (85). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Richard MARCHANT, who died
February 17, 1854, aged 66 years.
173. MATHER (249). [North side]. Here lieth interred the body of James
MATHER, Esq., late a Merchant of London, who died Janry. 19, 1796, aged 58
years. [South side]. Also the body of Jane, wife of the aforesaid James
Mather, who died Octr 9, 1807, aged 68 years. [Top slab]. Here also are
deposited the remains of Ann, wife of William MORLEY, Esq., of Broad Street
Buildings, London, and eldest daughter of the aforesaid James Mather and Ann his
wife. She deceased Septr 15, 1813, aged 40 years. Likewise John and Harriet
Morley, children of the above, who died in their infancy.
174. MATHEWSON (19). In memory of Ann MATHEWSON, wife of Robert Mathewson, of
Woolwich, who died the 22 Decr, 1812, aged 66 years. "Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea, said the Spirit, for they rest from
their labours, and their works do follow them". Also M.H. MANNING, died the
18 January, 1850, aged 60 years.
175. MAULE (242). Here are deposited the remains of Captn George Silvester MAULE,
of the Royal Regt of Artillery, who died the 18 October 1839, aged 46 years.
176. McCALLUM (236). In memory of James McCALLUM, late Boatswain of H.M.
Dockyard, Woolwich, who departed this life the 13 day of May, 1849, aged 62
years. Also of Mrs. Mary Ann STUART, daughter of the above, who departed this
life 16 Janry., 1852, aged 20 years.
177. McDONELL (91). Sacred to the memory of Adela Louisa McDONELL, who departed
this life the 8 May, 1839, aged 7 years and 9 months. "Here I am, for Thou
didst call me".
178. McNAUGHTAN (58). In memory of Mr. William McNAUGHTAN, who died 4 Novr,
1847, aged 74 years.
179. METCALFE (83). In memory of Lydia Margaret Christina, daughter of John
Gibson METCALFE, of Blackheath, and Margaret Christine, his wife, who died 30
July, 1852, aged 3 months.
180. METHUEN (78). [North side]. Sacred to the memory of Cathcart
METHUEN, Esq., youngest son of the late Capt. Thomas METHUEN, R.N., who died at
Woolwich the 18 day of Janry., 1847, aged 20 years. [South side]. Sacred
to the memory of Catherine Meldrum Methuen, the beloved wife of Dr. William
Lambert Methuen, Surgeon, R.N., who died at Woolwich the 11 January, 1847.
181. MILLWARD (255). In memory of Mr. George MILLWARD, late of Blackheath Park,
who died August 9, 1808, aged 52 years. "Weep not, my wife and children
dear,/I am not dead, but sleeping here,/Until the Almighty God alone/Doth call
me to His Heavenly Throne". Also Thomas PINNOCK, grandson of the above, who
died February 27, 1826, aged 6 months. Also Mr. Thomas Millward, son of the
above, who died April 10, 1838, aged 38.
182. MITCHEL (56). Sacred to the memory of John Wray, second son of Cap.
MITCHELL, R.A., and Ann, his wife, died at Woolwich, 14 March, 1844, aged 1
183. MITFORD (45). Sacred to the memory of Charles Henry, the beloved son of
Henry George MITFORD, Lieut. in the Royal Marines, and Jane, his wife, who died
April the 22, 1833, aged 6 years.
184. MOLE (119). Sacred to the memory of James MOLE, who departed this life the
2 Septr, 1849, aged 35 years. Also his mother, Mary Mole, who departed this life
the 6 Septr, 1849, aged 61 years. Also Mr. James Mole, who died the 30 August,
1853, aged 63 years.
185. MONDAY (92). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth MONDAY, beloved wife of
Mr. Joseph Monday, of H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich, who departed this life 9 August,
1848, aged 66 years. "Happy in Jesus".
186. MORGAN (33). In memory of Ann, wife of John MORGAN, Esq., of Shooters Hill
Road, Blackheath, second daughter of Captn CRABTREE, of Brisbane, who departed
this life after a lingering illness on Sunday, the 22 August, 1852, aged 41
years. And of Geraldine, beloved and only daughter of John Morgan, Esq., whose
brief and saintly life terminated 14 July, 1875, at the early age of 21.
187. MORRIS (299).Depositum Mrs. Margaret MORRIS, of Vine Street, St James,
mother of Mrs. Alicia HILLIER, ob. 9 August, 1813, æt 75.
188. MORRISON (175). [North side]. Mrs. Margaret Winifred MORRISON,
mother of General Morrison. She died 28 Novr, 1766, aged 72. Mrs. Hannah
JENKINS, mother of Mrs. Mary Morrison by her first husband, Edward BECHER, Esq.
She died the 26 April, 1788, aged 74. [On the top slab]. Beneath this
tomb lieth deposited the remains of General George MORRISON, who departed this
life Novr 30, 1790, aged 69 years. He was Colonel in the King’s Own Regt of
Foot, and for upwards of 38 years Quartermaster-General of H.M. Forces. Also the
remains of two of his infant children, Maria Christian Marianne, born 18 Oct.
1758, she died Octr 18, 1762; George Charles, died the 5 August, 1761, aged 3
months. Also the remains of 2 children of his daughter, Charlotte Mary PETERS,
wife of Henry Peters, Esq. Harriet Elizabeth, born the 25 August, 1789, died
March 8, 1797; Charles John, born March 19, 1795, died Janry. 1, 1797. Also Mrs
Mary Morrison, relict of General George Morrison, daughter of Edward BECHER,
Esq., of Kingstown, Jamaica, born the 11 April, 1737 O.S., married the 8
October, 1756, died the 21 June, 1822.
189. MUNDAY (103). Sacred to the memory of Thomas MUNDAY, of the firm of
............./& Munday, Threadneedle Street, London, who died at Woolwich,
March 6, 1849, aged ../ years.
190. N. (50). To I.I.N., ob. Novr 27, 1813, æt. 2 years. H.N., ob. June 10,
1813, æt. 4 years and 6 months.
191. N. [Headstone worn out by drippings from trees. Inscriptions all over
both sides]. Footstone 14 feet to the east, as follows: H.N. 1796. S.N.
1797. A.N. 1807. M.N. 1811. C.W.N. 1827. I.D.N. 1829.
192. NAPIER (97). In memory of Lieut Archibald NAPIER, of the Royal Marine
Artillery, who departed this life the 26 June, 1821, aged XXXI years. [This
inscription is in the middle of the stone].
193. NORTHWOOD (127). In hopes of a glorious resurrection here lieth the body of
Jane NORTHWOD, who departed this life the 3 Septr, 1737, aged 29 years. To whose
memory John CONYERS has caused this stone to be erected. Here also lieth the
body of the above said John Conyers, who died the 8 April, 1746, aged 38 years.
194. PAINE (8). In memory of Mrs. Ann PAINE, of the Parish of Woolwich, who died
the 13 Novr, 1808, aged 19 years. Also Elizabeth, late wife of Serjeant John
FISHER, of the R.A., and sister of the above, who departed this life the 25
April, 1809, aged 25 years.
195. PARKER (196). Beneath this place lie the remains of Mr. James PARKER, and
Mary, his wife; also 2 daughters, Sarah and Rebecca; also Mr. Richard POTTEN;
likewise Mr. Joseph FINCH, who died Janry. 3, 1795, aged 70 years; also Mrs.
Mary Finch, widow of the above Mr. Joseph Finch, who died August 21, 1800, aged
196. PARKER (281). Major-Genl. John Boteler PARKER, C.B., died the 25 March,
1851, aged 66. [A tablet is erected to his memory in the adjoining Church].
197. PARR (129). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Richard PARR, who died May 28,
1851, aged 45 years.
198. PARRATT (314). Sacred to the memory of Jean McDERMEIT, beloved wife of
J.E.T. PARRATT, Esq., Assistant Surveyor R.A., who died at Woolwich, Novr 12,
1838, aged 29 years, after a short and painful illness, which she bore with
exemplary Christian fortitude and resignation.
199. PARRY (269). Sacred to the memory of Lieut-Genl Sir Spencer Claudius PARRY,
Col.-Commandant of the 9th Batt. of the R.A., who died the 11 June, 1845, aged
200. PASCALL (110). In memory of Mrs. Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. Henry
PASCALL, who departed this life July 17, 1852, aged 28 years. "Farewell,
afflicting hopes and fears,/Where lights and shades alternate dwell./Hope with
the unchanging morn appears,/Farewell, inconstant world, farewell".
201. PATERSON (306). Sacred to the memory of Sarah WELLS, Wd of Capt. William
PATERSON, R.N., C.B., who died the 3 Decr, 1847. "When Christ, Who is our
life, shall appear, then shall we appear like Him in Glory". – Col.
202. PATTERSTONE (43). In memory of Rebecca Harriett PATTERSTONE, late of the
Parish of Woolwich, who departed Augt, 1799, aged --/ years.
203. PAYNE (254). In memory of Hammond PAYNE, who departed this life February
14, 1801, aged 54 years. "How loved, how valued once, avails thee not,/To
whom related, or by whom begot,/A heap of dust alone remains of thee,/’Tis all
thou art, and all the proud shall be". A tender father and a generous
friend has left a wife and four small children to lament his loss. Also Miss
Jane PAYNE, daughter of the above, who died Decr 4, 1807, aged 3 years and 8
months. Also Mrs. Jane Payne, wife of the above Mr. Hammond Payne, who died the
17 Novr, 1812, aged 36 years. "Long while afflicted have I been/Physicians
tried in vain,/Until it pleased my blessed Lord/To ease me of my pain".
Also Mrs. Mary LEE, daughter of the above, who departed this life August 18,
1821, in the 31st year of her age. Also Miss Anne Lee, daughter of the above,
who died May 3, 1822, aged 1 year.
204. PEAKE (62). In memory of Jane, the wife of James P. PEAKE, Esq., of H.M.
Dockyard, who departed this life at Woolwich, the 1 October, 1851, in the 42nd
year of her age.
205. PEDDIE (79). In memory of Annie Eliza PEDDIE, daughter of John Peddie,
Esq., Surgeon, R.N. and Eliza Matilda, his wife, died 12 February 1849, aged 4½
years. "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for us
such is the Kingdom of God". Also in memory of John Stuart Peddie, Esq.,
father of the above, Surgeon H.M.S. Terror, who perished in the Polar
Regions in the Expedition under Capt. John FRANKLIN.
206. PEEBLES (41). Sacred to the memory of Thomas PEEBLES, Esq., Colonel and
Commandant of the Woolwich Division of the Royal Marines, who died the 3
January, 1848, aged 62 years. Deeply regretted. A tablet has been erected to his
memory in the Episcopal Chapel of Perth, N.B., by those Officers who served
under his Command in Ireland, A/D., 1846-7.
207. PEIPERS (39). Sacred to the memory of Gustavus William PEIPERS, who died
June 6, 1839, aged 26. [This inscription is in the middle of the stone].
208. PERCEVAL (171). The family vault of Frederick James PERCEVAL, Esq. In a
vault near this place are deposited the remains of Mary, the beloved wife of
F.J.P. [The rest is covered by the tiles].
209. PERCIVAL (96). Sacred to the memory of Maria, daughter of John and Isabella
PERCIVAL, died the 31 Jny., 1807, aged 17 years. Also John Lowther Lothian, son
of John Lowther and Isabella Percival, died 19 Febry., aged 4 months. Also
Isabella, wife of John Percival, died the 26 April, 1812, aged 61 years. Also
Thomas William PERCIVAL, son of John and Isabella Percival, died the 8 Febry.,
1827, aged 38 years. Also Isabella, wife of the above Thomas William Percival,
who died July 17, 1852, aged 55 years.
210. PHILLIPS (210). In memory of Mr. Samuel PHILLIPS, late of this Parish, who
departed this life the 29 January, 1839, in the 55th year of his age. In memory
of Ann, wife of the above said Mr. Samuel Phillips, who died Septr 24, 1853,
aged 67 years.
211. PIDCOCK (237). Sacred to the memory of Benjamin PIDCOCK, Gentn, ob. 26 Augt,
1796, aged 61 years. Also Anne Pidcock, wife of the above, ob. 28 Febry., 1820,
aged 80 years.
212. PINNOCK (257). In memory of Mr. Henry PINNOCK, who departed this life May
30, 1828, aged 65 years. Also Mrs. Rebecca Pinnock, wife of the above, who
departed this life Septr 19, 1830, aged 68 years. Also Mrs. Harriet Pinnock, who
died the 10 Decr, 1830, aged 41 years. Also Jane Pinnock, who died the 11 Decr,
1837, aged 1 year. Also Mr. Thomas Pinnock, husband of the above Mrs. Harriet
Pinnock, who died March 18, 1843, aged 52 years.
213. POLLARD (247). Here are deposited the mortal remains of John POLLARD (died
1825, aged 83?).
214. PONTIFEN (53). Sacred to the memory of Helen, youngest daughter of Edmund
PONTIFEN, Esq., who died the 1 day of March, 1846, aged 22 years."Her’s
was a meek and gentle spirit,/All who knew her greatly loved her,/Yet none knew
how greatly they loved her/Till Death snatched her away". In a firm hope
that she has exchanged this for a happier state, a fond and affectionate parent
has affixed this tablet to her memory. [This may be meant for PONTIFEX].
215. PREBLE (68). In memory of Thomas PREBLE, son of James and Mary Preble, who
died Febry. 11, 1809, aged 7 months. Also Elizabeth HOBDAY, daughter of Elgar
and Mary Hobday, who died March 11, 1809, aged 2 years. [On the left hand
side of stone]: Also of Elizabeth PREBBLE, daughter of Michael and Mary
Prebble, died aged 3 months. [On the right hand side of stone]: Also of
George PREBLE, son of the above, who departed this life 1 November, 1811, aged 2
years. Also Henry Prebble, son of the above, who departed this life the 19
February, 1813, aged 10 weeks. Also Sarah Prebble, daughter of the above, who
departed this life the 2 Febry., 1820, aged 3 years and 6 months. [On the
footstone the following]: T.P. 1809. E.H. 1809. 1811. H.P. 1813. S.P. 1820.
216. PREBBLE (74). In memory of Ann PREBBLE, daughter of Mr. Michael and Mrs.
Elizabeth Prebble, of the Parish of Woolwich, who died May 7, 1814, aged 3 years
3 months and 13 days. Also the above Mrs. Elizabeth Prebble, who died Septr 10,
1820, aged 31 years.
217. PREBBLE (71). In memory of George, son of Richard and Clarissa PREBBLE, of
the Parish of Greenwich, who died the 14 January, 1815, aged 2 years 3 months
and 12 days. Also Jonathan Prebble, son of John and Ann Prebble, who died the 6
February, 1815, aged 2 years and 7 months. Also Margaret Prebble, daughter of
the above, who died --/August, 1823, aged 11 years. Likewise Mrs. Ann Prebble,
wife of the above, who died 10 March, 1827, aged 45 years.
218. PREBBLE (37). Sacred to the memory of Susannah PREBBLE, daughter of Henry
&Susannah Prebble, of the Parish of Woolwich, who departed this life the 29
Septr, 1818, aged 4 months. [Two more children who died 1821. Stone worn
219. PREBBLE (73). In memory of Mrs. Mary PREBBLE, late wife of Mr. John Prebble,
of this Parish, who departed this life Febry. [Rest illegible].
220. RANDALL (160). In memory of Mr. William RANDALL, of this Parish, who
departed this life October 25, 1847, aged 50 years. He was a good husband, a
kind father and a faithful friend, and is sincerely and deservedly regretted by
all that knew him. Also Mrs. Elizabeth Randall, wife of the above, who died
March 14, 1853, aged 53 years. Also Joseph RANDALL, son of the above, who died
April 3, 1831, aged 4 days. Also Fanny Elizabeth, daughter of the above, who
died February 19, 1837, aged 6 weeks. Also Joseph Randall, brother of the above,
who died Sep. 20, 1827, a. 17 years. Also Mr. John PACKET, brother-in-law of
above, who died Oct. 25, 1843, a. 40 years. Also Mrs. Eliz. Randall, mother of
above Mr. William Randall, who died Oct. 26, 1848, aged 73 years.
221. RANDFEILD (142). In memory of Mrs. Catherine RANDFEILD, wife of Mr. James
Randfeild, Shipwright, of Rotherhithe, who departed this life the 10 March,
1809, aged 67 years. Also the above Mr. James Randfeild, who departed this life
the 15 May, 1810, aged 70 years. Also Benjamin WATTE, son-in-law of the above,
who died the 8 Febry., 1811, aged 17 years.
222. RANKING (17). Sacred to the memory of Henry RANKING, son of Henry &
Francis Helen Ranking, of Blackheath Park, in this Parish. He died June 22,
1840, aged 4 years. "Except ye be converted and become as little children
ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven". – Matt. xviii, 3. Also
Harriet Elizabeth, 3rd daur. of the above. She died August 12, 1840, aged 8
years. "Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to
enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season". – Heb. xi, 25. Also of
Lewis Henry ........./.
223. REDPATH (27). Sacred to the memory of Eleanor, wife of James REDPATH, of
Shooters Hill, who died the 16 March, 1833, aged 53 years. Also Susannah
Frances, wife of J.W. LETTS and daughter of the above, who departed this life
the 11 May, 1847, aged 31 years. Also the above named James Redpath, who was
born the 1 April, 1777, died the 16 March, 1861.
224. REED (63). In memory of Mr. John REED, of the Parish of Greenwich, who died
Decr 23, 1818, aged 68 years. Also Mrs. Mary Reed, wife of the above, who died
Septr 16, 1837, aged 81 years. Also Mr. William Reed, son of the above, who died
January 12, 1840, aged 60 years.
225. REES (147). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Thomas REES, of Aldermanbury,
London, and formerly of Lampeter Velfrey, South Wales, died Janry. 27, 1854,
aged 51 years.
226. REID (106). In memory of Lucy Alexandrina REID, daughter of Lieut-Col.
REID, R.E., who died Octr 24, 1850, aged 29 years.
227. REYNOLDS (109). Sacred to the memory of Letitia, wife of Mr. John REYNOLDS,
born at St John’s Worcester, Octr 30, 1781, died at Charlton, Augt 21, 1847.
Also Marie Louisa Matilda BAVENT, died April 21, 1851, aged 8 months.
228. RICHARDS (145). Here lieth entombed the body of Mrs. Ann RICHARDS, who died
Decr 25, 1709, aged 72. [Note: Above is a lozenge bearing a cross-crosslet
fitchée between 3 cinque-foils].
229. RICHARDSON (213). I.H.S. Beneath are deposited the remains of Elizabeth,
the beloved wife of Major William RICHARDSON, who in faith and fear departed
this life Novr 22, 1839, aged 54 years. Also the body of the above William
Richardson, Esq., who in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to Eternal
life through our Lord Jesus Christ, fell asleep 28 April, 1848, in his 78th
year. A memorial also of their children: James William, who died at Cork, 1810,
aged 8 months. Francis Vincent, at Darlington, Devon, 1817, aged 11 months.
Charles Cardale, at Heavitree, Devon, 1823, aged 4 years. Horatio Calmady, at
Heavitree, Devon, 1826, aged 11 years. James William, in London, 1830, aged 18
years. "Them who sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him". George
Rycroft, who fell at Wairat, N.Z., 1843, aged 28 years. Frederick Augustus, died
at Ahmedniggar, Bombay, 1844, aged 26 years. "In the day of Judgment, Good
Lord, deliver us".
230. RICHARDSON (124). In memory of Gerald Murray, infant son of Lawford and
Anne Emily RICHARDSON, of Blackheath, who died Septr 27, 1849, aged only 2 days.
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven". Mark x, 7.
231. RICHARDSON (11). James Mallcott RICHARDSON, of Blackheath Park, in this
Parish, died March 3, 1854, aged 83. Pennington James Richardson, sixth son of
the above James Mallcott Richardson, died 23 Novr, 1858, aged 22.
232. RICHARDSON (67). [West side]. Sacred to the memory of William
RICHARDSON, Esq., Assistant Commissary F.T.R.A., died the 24 March, 1869, aged
85 years. Also Elizabeth, his beloved wife, died the 6 Febry., 1865, aged 64
years, both of this Parish. "The family vault of William Richardson. Esq".
[Note: These last words are repeated twice on this side]. [North
side]. Caroline, youngest daughter of William and Elizabeth RICHARDSON, born
the 14 July, 1841, died the 8 June, 1880. [East side]. Captain John
TAVERSHAM, died at Antwerp, 15 Septr, 1844, aged 62 years. Of this Parish. [South
side]. Arbiner Richardson, died the 29 Decr, 1835, aged 45 years. Caroline
Oldham WATSON, died the 1 June, 1841, aged 21 years. Daniel SLATER, Esq., died
the 9 Novr, 1841, aged 63 years. Sarah, wife of Daniel Slater, died the 14
August, 1853, aged 78 years.
233. ROBERTS (280). In memory of Mrs. Catherine ROBERTS, wife of Mr. Thomas
Roberts, of Blackheath, died the 23 June, 1802, aged 63 years. Also the above
Mr. Thomas Roberts, who died the 21 February, 1803, aged 69 years. Also Mr.
Richard TYE, who died the 28 Septr, 1812, aged 40 years. Also Mrs. Anne BRYANS,
daughter of the above Mr. Thomas Roberts, relict of the above Mr. Richard Tye,
wife of Mr. John Bryans, who died the 16 March, 1828, aged 54 years.
234. ROBINSON (169).Here lieth interred the remains of Elizabeth ROBINSON, wife
of Mr. William Robinson, Carpenter, who left this world of trouble 3 Novr, 1812,
aged 53 years.
235. ROBINSON (218). In memory of Major Charles ROBINSON, Royal Marines, died 2
Octr, 1849, aged 57 years. And of Mary Robinson, his widow, who died at
Woolwich, 4 May, 1853, aged 55 years.
236. ROCHFORT (291). Lieut-Gen. George ROCHFORD, Royal Regt of Artillery, Chief
Firemaster to the Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, died the 24 Febr., 1821, aged 83
years. Also Elizabeth Rochfort, wife of the above, died May 8, 1832, aged 89
237. ROGERS (253). Sacred to the memory of Colonel Thomas ROGERS, R.A., who died
the 9 August, 1830, aged 62 years. "To die is gain".
238. ROSKRUGE (292). In memory of Harriet Anne ROSKRUGE, of the Parish of
Plumstead, who departed this life 6 May, 1797, in the 19th year of her age. Also
of Lieut. George William ROSKRUGE, of the Royal Regt of Artillery, who departed
this life the 12 June, 1798, in the 21st year of his age. Also Mrs. Betty
WALLACE, who died the 10 March, 1803, aged 78 years. Also Mrs.Ann ROSKRUGE, who
died the 23 May, 1826, aged 81 years. Mother of the above named Harriet Anne and
George William Roskruge, and relict of Capt. Thomas Roskruge, of the Royal Regt
of Artillery, who died in the West Indies.
239. ROSS (24). Sacred to the memory of Frances Caroline ROSS, daughter of Sir
Hew and Lady Ross. She died the 18 May, 1850, aged 15 years.
240. RUSSELL (16). Sacred to the memory of Jane Anne RUSSELL, widow of the late
John Russell, Esq., of Greenwich, who died April 14, 1837, aged 84 years.
241. RYMER (266). Here lieth the body of Mr. Richard RYMER, of the Parish of
Greenwich, Joiner, who departed this life 21 July, 1760, aged 55 years. Also
Mrs. Sarah HUGHES, daughter of the above Richard Rymer, who died the 19 August,
1763, aged 27 years. Also Ann Hughes, her daughter, who died the 25 August,
1763, aged 2 months. Also Eleanor Rymer, wife of the above, who departed this
life 2 April 1765, aged 66 years.
242. SANDILANDS (57). In memory of Lieut-Col. Patrick SANDILANDS, who died at
Woolwich, Janry. 5, 1847, in his 59th year. Also to the right of this stone,
GeorgeAinslie, infant son of the above Lieut-Col. Patrick Sandilands, died the 2
June, 1838, aged 16 months.
243. SAUNDERS (185). Sacred to the memory of William SAUNDERS, of this Parish,
who died the 8 Decr, 1808, aged 47 years. Also Maria Saunders, daughter of the
above, died the 6 August, 1806, aged 8 months. Also William Saunders, died the
27 Janry., 1807, aged 2 years. Also Christopher Saunders, died the 3 August,
1807, aged 5 months. Also William Saunders, died the 10 Janry., 1809, aged 7
months. Also Elizabeth Saunders, died the 1 June, 1810, aged 4 years.
244. SAUNDERS (22). Sacred to the memory of Major William SAUNDRES, R.H.A., born
the 13 May, 1789, died the 12 Augt, 1839. Also Isabella Susanna, wife of John
James Saunders, died the 22 February, 1868, aged 63 years. Also Elizabeth
Caroline, infant daughter of the above, died the 13 Febry., 1815, aged 9 months.
Also George Robert, son of the above Major William Saunders, formerly Capt in
the Prince Consort’s Own Rifle Brigade, born the 21 Novr, 1836, died the 28
245. SHELTON (48). In memory of Samuel SHELTON, who died the 12 Decr, 1803, aged
75 years. Also Mary Shelton, who died 21 August, 1806, aged 73 years.
246. SHERMAN (240). Sacred to the memory of Thomas SHERMAN, Esq., late Major of
the Royal Marines, many years resident in this Parish, who departed this life at
Stratford, in Essex, the 29 day of Septr, 1851, in the 76th year of his age.
Also of Selina, his daughter, who died the 31 Decr, 1819, aged 3 years. Also of
Sara, widow of the above Major Thomas Sherman, who died the 7 Septr, 1860, aged
247. SKINNER (317). In memory of Anne, widow of Lieut-Col. SKINNER, R.A., who
died July 15, 1852. "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again. Even so
them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him".
248. SLIGHT (273). Sacred to the memory of John SLIGHT, Esq., who died October
4, 1851, aged 78. For 40 years a faithful Public Servant, a tender husband, an
affectionate father, of singular kindness and courtesy to all. Constant in his
attendance on the sacred Ordinances of the Church, beloved and regretted by a
numerous circle of friends, he fell asleep in Jesus in a joyful hope of a better
life, through his Redeemer’s merits.
249. SMITH (230). In memory of Mrs. Dorcas SMITH, who departed this life 1
April, 1776, aged 29 years.
250. SMITH (259). In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, widow of James Smith, Esq.,
late Capt R.N., died the 26 Septr, 1803, aged 65 years.
251. SMITH (270). [North side]. Sacred to the memory of Grace Lady SMITH,
dearly beloved and affectionate wife of Lieut-Genl Sir John Smith, R.A., G/C.N.,
who departed this life 9 May, 1832, aged 80 years. Sacred also to the memory of
Genl Sir John Smith, G.C.N., Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery and
Senior Officer of the Corps. Who departed this life the 2 July, 1837, aged 83
years. Sincerely lamented by a numerous and affectionate family, having served
his Country 66 years with honour in many parts of the Globe. [South side].
Deposited in this vault the 12 January, 1855, Eliza, youngest daughter of Lady
JEPHSON, and grand-daughter of Lieut-General SMITH, R.A., aged 5 years and 6
months. Also Grace, third daughter of Lieut-Col. Gilbert BUCHANAN, Commander of
the R.E. at Chatham. Harriet WILKS, daughter of Lieut-General Smith, born June
23, 1811, died Septr 23, 1829. [West side]. Sacred to the memory of Mrs.
Harriet Wilks Buchanan, relict of the late Lieut-Col. Buchanan, 3rd daughter of
Lieut-General Smith, R.A., who died Febry. 18, 1831, aged 42 years.
252. SMITH (295). In memory of Col. Francis SMITH, R.A., died the 26 June, 1837,
aged 66 years.
253. SMITH (10). Sacred to the memory of Frederick Walter, beloved and only son
of Frederick WICKINGS and Emma SMITH, of Lee Road, Blackheath, who departed this
life 21 Febr., 1840, aged 11 months. "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
away, blessed be the Name of the Lord". "Farewell, dear soul, the loss
is ours,/For thou art gone to rest. The Shepherd hath [resumed] thy soul/To keep
it in His trust".
254. SMITH (161). In memory of Jane SMITH, daughter of Thomas Smith, of St.
Laurance, Coy. Northumberland, who departed this life Novr 8, 1849, in the 64th
year of her age. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, yea, said the
Spirit, for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them".
– Rev. xiv, 13.
255. SNODGRASS (290). [North side]. In memory of Gabriel SNODGRASS, Esq.,
an old and faithful servant of the East Indian Coy., born the 5 Janry., 1720,
died the 30 June, 1799. Also to the memory of his consort, Mary, born the 17
Janry., 1742, died the 16 March, 1798. Both excellent in all conditions of human
life, may their souls rest united in Heavenly peace. This monument is erected by
their dutiful and affectionate son, Thomas. [South side]. In the vault
beneath are deposited the remains of their son, Thomas Snodgrass, of
Chesterfield Street, Mayfair, Esq., late of the Hon. East India Coy.’s Civil
Service at Madras, who departed this life the 28 August, 1834, in the 73rd year
of his age.
256. SPILLER (232). The family vault of Col. George SPILLER.
257. STAGG (209). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Jane STAGG, wife of Thomas Stagg,
of this Parish, who departed this life Novr 19, 1797, aged 59 years. Also of the
above Mr. Thomas Stagg, who departed this life April 5, 1820, aged 72 years.
258. STANES (272). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah STANES, wife of Lieut.
James Staines, R.N., who departed this life 21 Septr, 1829, aged 35 years. She
was unfortunately burnt to death, leaving a husband and 6 small children to
mourn their irreparable loss. Hebrews v, 6. Also the above Lieut. James
Staines, R.N., who departed this life the 11 October, 1831, aged 45 years. Job
259. STANSFIELD (260). Sacred to the memory of Mary, the wife of John STANSFIELD, Esq., Civil Engineer, late of H.M. Royal Dockyard, Woolwich. She
departed this life 7 Decr, 1838, in the 55th year of her age. Also of the
aforesaid John Stansfield, Esq., who died Septr 30, 1847, aged 56. "Lost to
sight, to memory dear".
260. STAUNTON (301). Sacred to the memory of Andrew Aylmer STAUNTON, Esq., M.D.,
R.A., who died at Woolwich, April 28, 1848. Also Frederica, wife of the above,
who died Decr 2, 1834, aged 66 years.
261. STEPHEN (234). Sacred to the memory of Sibella Benn STEPHEN, eldest
daughter of the late Capt. W.S. Stephen, of the Bengal Engineers, grand-daughter
of the late Revd Thomas T-------------/, who departed this life at Creswell
Park, Blackheath, 27 Janry., 1837, aged 15 years and 6 months. She survived her
elder brother only 18 months, who departed this life at Cheltenham, aged 17
years. "He shall gather the lambs in His arms, and carry them in His
262. STOPFORD (1). Sacred to the memory of Cordelia Winifreda, wife of the Hon.
Montagu STOPFORD, R.N., and daughter of Lieut-Genl Sir Geo. WHITMORE, R.E.,
K.C.H., and Cordelia, his wife, who died at Woolwich, on the 4 day of Septr,
1851, aged 47 years. May the many who deplore her loss as a daughter, sister,
wife, mother and friend seek to imitate the virtues which in each of these
relations were her ornament and their delight. Also of Charlotte Elizabeth
Catherine, the infant daughter of the above, who died the 27 April, 1847, aged 4
weeks. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven".
263. STRICKLAND (224). In memory of Henry Stonestreak STRICKLAND, Esq., late of
Blackheath, in the Parish of Greenwich, who departed this life 17 day of Septr,
1835, in his 69th year.
264. TARRANT (69). Sacred to the memory of Mr. Joseph TARRANT, who died Decr 8,
1841, aged 57 years. "Oh Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast
healed me". – Ps. xxxvii. Also Susannah, wife of the above, who
died November 19, 1851, aged 76 years.
265. TAYLOR (170). Mrs. Margt TAYLOR, died 28 July, 1784, aged 30 years. Mrs
Elizabeth Taylor, died 18 March, 1790, aged 40 years.
266. TAYLOR (40). Sacred to the memory of Lydia, beloved wife of Mr. Thomas
TAYLOR, of this Parish, who died Septr 17, 1837, aged 26 years. Also Mary Ann
Taylor, daughter of above, who died Decr 11, 1852, aged 17 years. "Weep
not". - :Luke xiii.
267. TAYLOR (21). Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann, wife of Capt. W. TAYLOR, of
the Royal Marines, who died 30 August, 1842, aged 48 years.
268. TENANT (29). [South side]. Sacred to the memory of Charlotte, the
beloved wife of the Revd Sanderson TENANT, of Blackheath Park, who died Septr
26, 1845, aged 34. [On the top slab]. Here, in the same grave, with her
only daughter, Charlotte Tenant, are interred the remains of Martha, wife of
Robert OGDEN, Esq., of Leeds. She died at Lakefield, Esthwaite Water,
Lancashire, April 20, 1849, aged 68 years.
269. THOMAS (315). Here lieth interred the body of Mrs. Bridget THOMAS, who
departed this life 10 October, 1729, in the 84th year of her age. She was ye
daughter of Christopher BROWN, of Tolethorpe, in ye Co. Rutland, who married one
of ye daughters of Sir Edward HARRINGTON, of Ridlington, in ye same County,
Baronett. She was first married to Richard TORLESSE, Doctor of Physic, who was
Physician of St Thomas Hospital, Southwark, Fellow of Royal College of
Physicians in London, by whom she had two sons, Christopher and Anthony. She
afterwards married Revd Mr. Thomas, Rector of Casterton Parva, in ye Co. of
Rutland, Clerk. "Live to die, for die you must;/Die to live amongst the
270. THOMASON (233). Sacred to the memory of Maynard Eliza, beloved wife of
James Thomason, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service, daughter of J.W. GRANT, Esq.,
of Elchies, N.B., who died November 8, 1839, aged 28. Surrounded by everything
which could make life dear to her she was called to resign all, that she might
be found with Christ. Rev. vii, 15, 16, 17. Also to the memory of Rowland
Fawcett Thomason, youngest son of James Thomason, Esq., who fell asleep in
Jesus, November 28, 1850, aged 12 years. Rev. xxi, 7.
271. THOMPSON (148). [On the top]. St Quintin THOMPSON, Esq., ob. 1
October, 1736, aged 38 years. St Quintin Bladen PERKINS, Esq., died Octr 20,
1756, aged 22 years. Sir Lambert MIDDLETON, of Belsay Castle, County
Northumberland, Bart, died March 2, 1768, aged 63 years. Thomas Middleton, Esq.,
died 30 June, 1769, aged 27 years. Elizabeth REESSEN (late Middleton), wife of
Jacob Reessen, of London, Esq., died 29 November, 1770, aged 30 years. Anna
Maria (late PERKINS), wife of William JACKSON, of Chigwell, in Essex, Esq., died
23 July, 1776, aged 43 years. Erected by Anne Perkins, Executrix, afterwards
Lady Middleton, wife of Sir John Lambert Middleton, who died April 12, 1762,
aged 52 years. [North side]. Sir William Middleton, of Belsay Castle, in
County Northumberland, Bart, died July 7, 1795, aged 39 years. [South side].
Lady Middleton, wife of Sir William Middleton, of Belsay Castle, in County
Northumberland, Bart, died June 17, 1794, aged 47 years.
272. THOMSON (93). Sacred to the memory of Mr. George THOMSON, of Blackheath,
who died on the 27 Septr, 1846, in the 73rd year of his age.
273. TOZER (173). Sacred to the memory of Mary, late wife of William TOZER, of
Woolwich, who died 28 May, 1818, aged 54 years.
274. TRENCH (222). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah TRENCH, wife of Mr.
William Trench, who died the 25 February, 1820, aged 29 years. "Best of
wives the grave encloses here,/And also tender to her children dear./Great was
our loss, for her eternal gain,/But hope in Christ that we shall meet
275. TROUNCE (223). Sacred to the memory of Stephen TROUNCE, Esq., R.N., of
Blackheath, who died 9 April, 1839, aged 65 years. Also of Elizabeth, his wife,
who died 19 April, 1842, aged 62 years. Also of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of
above, who died at Bath, 12 January, 1848, aged 35 years.
276. TUACK (248). Here lieth the body of G.E. TUACK, an infant, who died 3rd
Decr, 1757. Also the body of Elizabeth Moore Tuack, who died ye 10 July, 1758,
aged three years and 10 months. Also M.M-------------/ Tuack, who died 1 May,
1759, æt. 5 months.
277. TURNER (163). Here lieth interred the body of Mr. Richard TURNER, of this
Parish, who departed this life 13 May, 1779, aged 72. Also Margaret WEEKS, of
this Parish, who departed this life Novr 6, 1830, aged 84 years. Also Charles
Weeks, died Octr 24., 1838, aged 52 years.
278. TURNPENNY (246). [South side]. To memory of John TURNPENNY, Esq.,
who departed this life Decr 9, 1756, aged 57, who by industry acquired, by
economy improved, and with equity dispensed, a considerable fortune among his
surviving friends. His afflicted Widow caused this plain inscription to be
drawn. [East side]. Here also lies interred the body of Mrs. Jemima
Turnpenny, relict of John Turnpennny, Esq. She departed this life the 13 Novr,
1780, in the 83rd year of her age. [North side]. In memoriam Johannes
ALTREE, M.D., Medici, Peritissimi,
Conjugis Amantiesimi, Patris Pientissimi, Fratris Diligentissimi et amici
fidelissimi, Johannes Turnpenny Armig. Hoc fieri jussit, et sibi Anno Domini,
MDCCL. Me prosunt domino qua prosunt omnibus artes.
279. UNDERWOOD (61). Sacred to the memory of George Pye, son of Joseph and Emily
UNDERWOOD, of Blackheath Park, who departed this life 29 August, 1847, aged 2
years and 7 months. Also Catherine Jane, daughter of the above, who departed
this life 12 March, 1849, aged 1 year and 3 months. (Other inscriptions below
280. UPWARD (94). Sacred to the memory of Mary Sarah UPWARD, relict of Monsieur
M.H. CLEMENT, of Chateau, Combaulty, En Brie, France, and formerly of Durham
House, Chelsea, who departed this life on 19 February, 1853, aged 75 years.
281. VERE (76). Mary VERE, died Decr 25, 1826, aged 56 years. Erected to memory
of a faithful servant by her mistress, with whom she lived 16 years.
282. WALKER (120). In memory of Mr. Henry Edward WALKER, late of this Parish,
who died Augt 12, 1850, aged 32 years.
283. WALLOP (159). Wife of Honble. Henry WALLOP, died 20 August, 1789, aged 42
years. "In the deep shades of night lies buried here/A loving sister and a
wife most dear./The Lord who gave has taken her away/To rest within the grave
till judgment day./Altho’ her corpse is here interred in dust,/I hope, one
day, ‘twill shine amongst the just".
284. WARD (70). Here lies buried James WARD, of Parish of Woolwich, who departed
this life the 7 day of March, 173¾, aged 38 years.
285. WARE (149). In memory of Mr. Thomas WARE, of this Parish, died Decr 5,
1817, aged 50 years. "In love and unity with all". Also Mrs. Esther
LEGGATT, relict of above, and late wife of Mr. James Leggatt, who died 18
December, 1822, aged 42 years.
286. WEEKS (126). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Ann WEEKS, wife of Mr.
Abraham Weeks, of this Parish, died Decr 10, 1843, aged 44 years.
287. WEEKS (104). Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary WEEKS, wife of Mr. Thomas
Weeks, of this Parish, who died Novr 1, 1849, in her 65th year. "Forgive,
oh Lord, affection’s tear/For her, which has been shed,/The loving wife and
mother dear/Now mingled with the dead./Oh, may the angels bear away/Her
never-dying soul,/Far from the reach of Saturn’s* sway,/Far from his dire
control./By Thee we pray to be forgiven/When free from worldly pain,/With her we
hope to live in Heaven,/Where joys immortal reign". (*Altered to
288. WELLADVICE (100). In memory of Mrs. Alice WELLADVICE, wife of Mr. Henry
Welladvice, of this Parish, who died the 5 Decr, 1789, aged 59 years. Also in
memory of Mr. Henry Welladvice, who died the 28 July, 1792, aged 63 years. Also
Mrs. Hannah PRUDO, died 31 January, 1808, aged 31 years.
289. WHALLEY (208). Sacred to the memory of Sarah, relict of the late Charles
WHALLEY, Esq., second daughter of John LEWIS, Esq., Harpton Court, Coy. Radnor.
She died a Christian, 25 March, 1840, in the 70th year of her age.
290. WHITMORE (95). Sacred to the memory of Major George Vincent WHITMORE, R.E.,
eldest son of Lieut-General Sir George Whitmore, R.E., K.C.H., and Cordelia, his
wife, who died at Charlton, 12 November, 1851, aged 52, after a lingering
illness, borne with much fortitude and resignation. "Whom the Lord loveth
291. WILKINSON (130). Sacred to the memory of Miss Jane Grant WILKINSON, who
died June 9, 1846, aged 30 years.
292. WILKINSON (313). Scared to the memory of Elizabeth Warden, beloved wife of
Robert Wilkinson, Esq., of late of Canton, who departed this life 21 July, 1840,
aged 21 years.
293. WILKS (302). (Ornamental top, conventional tree spreading over an urn):
Sacred to the memory of Eliza WILKS, beloved wife of Thomas Wilks, of Parish of
Woolwich, who departed this life 12 Septr, 1849, aged 54 years. "Hurried
from life, by suffering’s shroud o’ercast./She died resigned, and breathed
in peace her last./This stone, erected o’er her narrow bed,/Pays tribute to
her dust, her spirit fled/To distant realms beyond life’s fleeting
day,/Unknown to death, to sadness or decay". Also of Mr. Thomas Wilks,
husband of above, who died 4 December. (There may be other inscriptions below
294. WILLIAMS (108). Sacred to the memory of Ann, the beloved wife of William
WILLIAMS, of this Parish, who died May 15, 1849, aged 68 years.
295. WILSON (206). In memory of Catherine Jane WILSON, born Febry. 9, 1806, died
April 10, 1838. Also of Emma Wilson, born June 4, 1816, died Febry. 15, 1840,
buried at Brompton, Middlesex. Also Mrs. Eliza Wilson, born Novr 9, 1800, died
March 8, 1853.
296. WILSON (296). Sacred to the memory of Mary WILSON, spinster, who died at
Woolwich, 11 June, 1816, aged 65 years. Also of Margaret MALLE (?), relict of
the late Capt. George Malle and sister to the above, who died at Woolwich
Common, 8 August, 1819, aged 74 years.
297. WINDER (215). In memory o0f Mar, wife of John WINDER, of Woolwich Common,
who departed this life the 6 August, 1786, aged 20 years. "Farewell, vain
world, I know enough of thee,/And now am careless what thou sayest of me./Thy
smiles I court not, not thy frowns I fear,/My trials are past, my head lies
quiet here./What faults you knew in me take care to shun,/And look at home,
enough there’s to be done". Also Thomas FAIRHEAD, who died June 7, 1846,
aged 1 month. And Martha Fairhead, who died Septr 24, 1848, aged 7 years and 5
months. Grandchildren of the above.
298. WINGROVE (180). Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, second daughter of Lieut-Colonel
WINGROVE, Royal Marines, who departed this life 1 October, 1854, aged 69 years.
299. WOLFE (204). Sacred to the memory of Commander James WOLFE, R.N., who
departed this life 28 November, 1849, aged 48 years. He was a sincere friend, a
kind parent, an affectionate husband and a pious Christian. "O Lord, in
Thee have I put my trust".
300. WOOD (239). In memory of Mrs. Margt WOOD, wife of Mr. Charles Wood, late of
Hemingstone, Coy. Suffolk, who died 7 Novr, 1815, aged 69 years. In memory of
Jemima Pheasant, second daughter of above, who died 6 July, 1816, aged 6 years.
301. WOOD (115). Sacred to the memory of Mr. John WOOD, Brigadier, of this
Parish, who died 25 March, 1844, aged 58 years. And Mrs. Mary Wood, wife of
above, who died 27 July, 1849, aged 72 years.
302. WOODHAMS (211). Here lies interred the bodies of Thomas and John WOODHAMS,
sons of Thomas Sarrah Woodhams, of this Parish. Thomas died ye 17 Septr in ye
6th year of his age, and John ye 8 May, 1737, in ye 6th year of his age. (There
may be other inscriptions below the earth).
303. WRIGHT (51). (Note: This tomb belonged to the BELL family, but the
inscriptions have been plastered over and others painted on the plaster). [West
side, in black letters on the plaster]: In loving memory of Mr. William
WRIGHT, who departed this life 26 March, 1877. 46 years Churchwarden of this
Parish. "Grant him Thine eternal rest, O Lord". [Visible portion of
the original inscription]: Sacred to the memory of John William BELL
............/1847. [North side, painted on the plaster in black letters]:
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Ann WRIGHT, the beloved wife of Mr. William
Wright, of this Parish, who departed this life --/Decr, 1849. [East side].
Sacred to the memory of John Wm Bell, nephew of William and Mary Ann Wright, of
this Parish, who departed this life the 3 Octr, 1847, aged --/.
304. YEATHERD (271). Sacred to the memory of Mr. William YEATHERD, who departed
this life March 9, 1834, aged 61 years. "Farewell, vain world, I’ve seen
enough of thee,/And now am careless what thou sayest of me./Thy smiles I court
not, not thy frowns I fear,/My cares are past, my head lies quiet here./What
faults you see in me take care to shun,/And look at home, enough there’s to be
done". Also Mr. Thomas William Yeatherd, son of above, who departed this
life 29 Decr, 1851, aged 42 years. Deeply regretted by all who knew him.
305. YOUNG (311). Sacred to the memory of Sarah, widow of Colonel Sir Aretas
William YOUNG, Lieut-Govr of Prince Edward Island, and daughter of the late John
COX, of Coolcliffe, in Coy. Wexford, Esq. She departed this life at Woolwich,
the 23 of May, 1838, in the 60th year of her age. "Tell them it is an awful
thing to die,/’Twas even to her. But the dread path once trod/Heaven lifts its
everlasting portals high,/And bids the pure in heart behold their God".
Monumental Inscriptions inside the Church
There is no plan of the interior layout of the church
306. This church was rebuilt by the
Trustees of Sir Adam NEWTON about the year 1630. The north isle was added in
1693 by the BLOUNTS of Wricklemarsh, and the chancel in 1840. The church was
repewed and the vestry built in 1874. There is a small portion of the old flint
and stone wall of the previous church incorporated in the present south wall and
encased with brick.
307. The numbers in (brackets) attached to these monuments and tablets
inside the Church are only given as indicating a rough idea of their position;
the Church being so small that we did not think it necessary to more closely
identify them. They read from the north-west corner up the north aisle into the
chancel and down the nave. Thus the big Langhorne monument is No.1, while the
big Newton monument is No.50, and those in the chancel are roughly from 20-30.
Where the inscriptions are given in italics without numbers they are not
now to be seen, but are mostly extracted from Thorpe’s "Registrum
308. BADHAM (27). Sacred to the memory of Harriet Jane BADHAM, wife of Edward
James Badham, who died in this parish the 24th November, 1861, at an early age,
and after an illness borne with Christian fortitude, deeply regretted, and
immeasurably beloved by all who knew her, but especially by her family, who
alone can feel their irreparable loss. Her remains are interred in Charlton
Cemetery. "The Lord is my Shepherd, therefore shall I lack nothing"
– Ps. xxiii, 1.
309. BARNETT (55). In a vault beneath are deposited the remains of Maria
Catherine BARNETT, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Barnett, Esq., of
Theobalds, County Herts. She died at Blackheath the 7 June, 1832. "And I
heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, Blessed are the dead that die in the
Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and their works
do follow them".
310. BEARDMORE. A black marble gravestone now missing (with inscription in
Roman capitals). Here lieth the body of Thomas BEARDMORE, M.A., eldest
son of John Beardmore, late Rector of Whitwell in the Cy. of Derby, who was 15
years Rector of this Parish, and died the 26 day of October, 1702, in the 43rd
year of his age. Also ……../Beardmore, his excellent wife, younger daughter
of Mr Robert MAUNDRELL, of Compton Bassett, in the Cy. of Wilts, Gentn, who died
the 6th day o May, 1707, in the 33rd year of her age, leaving one only son,
Thomas Beardmore, aged about 5 years.
311. BILL (54). In a vault beneath lie the remains of Mary Louisa BILL, eldest
daughter of the late Robert Bill, Esq. She died at Blackheath Park on the 24
April, 1835, aged 14 years. Also those of Emma Bill, the second daughter of the
above, who died at the same place on the 18th of June, 1844, aged 22 years.
"As we have borne the image of the earthy we shall also bear the image of
the heavenly". – 1 Cor. xv, 49.
312. BLOUNT (65). A brass plate. Here under resteth the body of Edward
BLOUNT late of the Middle Temple London Esq. who had to wife first Septima
daughter of Wm. DORMAR of London and had issue by her 3 daughters, Elizabeth
Rachel and Susan, whereof Elizabeth yet liveth. Secondly he had to wife Fortune
daughter of Sr William GARWAY, Knight, and had issue by her Thomas William Anne
Elizabeth Edward Edward Garway and John of which 8 only Thomas, William, Edward
the younger and John remain alive, the rest lie buried near unto their father.
He was born in January 1559 and after he had lived to God and the world a Godly
life righteous and a sober life 48 years he comfortably rendered his soul to God
his Creator 1st January 1617 and his body to the Yearth on the Eight of the same
month. The coat of arms pertaining to the above brass is nailed on the wall
opposite: 1 and 4, barry nebuly of 6 or
and sable (for Blount); 2 and 3, argent a lion rampant gules (armed and langued
az. and crowned or) within a border sable bezantée. In the fesse point a mullet
gules for difference; motto: "Evasi". (These
arms are repeated in the stained glass).
313. BULL (60). Sacred to the memory
of Robert, eldest son of Lieut.-Colonel BULL, C.B., K.H., R.H.A., and of
Harriet, his wife, a Lieutenant of the Royal Engineers, who fell a victim to the
fever at Gibraltar, in September, 1828, aged 25 years. Also of Norman, their
fourth and youngest son, whose remains are interred in a vault near this tablet.
He was killed by a shot from a howitzer gun while witnessing the practice on
Woolwich Common, May 14th, 1833, aged 17 years, when within a few days of
receiving a commission in the Royal Artillery. Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth
Louisa, fourth daughter of Lieut.-Colonel Bull, R.H.A., who departed this life
the 9 November, 1831, in the 19th year of her age. "And they shall be mine,
saith the Lord, in that day when I make up my jewels". – Malachi iii, 17.
314. BURNETT (46). In affectionate remembrance of Eliezer Lewery BURNETT, of Old
Charlton, born the 14 February, 1807, died the 3rd November, 1887, also of his
beloved wife, Mercy, born the 24 August, 1808, and died the 13 November, 1878.
315. CHAMBERLAYNE (39). M.S. The Revd. Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE, many years Rector of
this Parish. Ob. 25 January, 1781. Ætat 74 years. The Revd. Thomas Chamberlayne,
son of the above, also formerly Rector of this Parish. Ob. 31 July, 1788. Ætat
46 years. Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Catherine Chamberlayne, Relict of the
last-mentioned Thomas Chamberlayne, who departed this life the 11 February,
1819, aged 63 years.
316. COLLINS (59). This tablet is erected to the memory of John COLLINS, Esq.
(late Commander H.C.S. Warley) who departed this life the 1st Septr., 1816, aged
37 years, also Jane, widow of the above, who died June 27th, 1866, aged 81
years. Arms above: Azure, on
a chief argent, a bull passant of the first impaling azure a fesse between 3
wolfs heads erased argent charged with a cross-crosslet between 2 cinquefoils
317. CONGREVE (38). Near this marble are deposited the mortal remains of Sir
William CONGREVE, Baronet, late Lieut.-General of His Majesty’s Forces and
Col.-Commandant of the 8th Batt. of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Controller
of the Royal Laboratory and Superintendent of the Royal Military Repository, of
which most valuable Institution he was the Founder. His ardent devotion to his
country’s service in his military character and his inflexible integrity in
the discharge of his civil offices are universally acknowledged. In the former
he served with distinguished reputation at the sieges of Louisburg, the Havannah
and Martinique, in most of the campaigns during the American War, and commanded
the Brigade of Artillery under H.R.H. the Duke of York, in Flanders. In the
latter he had the happiness of saving his country more than One million
sterling, yet died unenriched himself on the 30th April, 1814. Dame Julia
Elizabeth, his widow, [she was daughter of Daniel OLIVER, of Blackheath, and
widow of General EYRE] died the 6th December, 1832, in the 78th year of her age,
humbly trusting in the atonement of the Redeemer, Whose example she prayerfully
strove to follow throughout a life of unobtrusive charity. Beneath this tablet
are the arms: Sable, a
chevron argent between 3 battle axes heads to the dexter or over all an oak-tree
318. CONGREVE (69). In memory of Mrs. Rebecca CONGREVE [she was the daughter of
Fleet ELMSTONE, Esq.], the wife of Major William Congreve, of the Royal Regiment
of Artillery, who died the 1st of April, 1791, aged 32 years.. Also of Miss
Rebecca Janet Congreve, daughter of the above, who died the 29 of March, 1780,
aged 7 months and 8 days. Also in memory of Lieutenant General Sir William
Congreve, Bart., Commander of the 8 Battalion Royal Regiment of Artillery and
Controller of the Royal Laboratory. He died 30 April, 1814, in the 71st year of
319. CRAGGS (20). Here lieth the body of James CRAGGS, late of London, Esquire,
one of His Majesty’s Postmasters General. He was the son of Mr. Anthony Craggs,
of Holbeck, in the Parish of Walsingham, County Palatine of Durham, Gentn, and
died 16 March, 1722. [It ought to be Wolsingham, both here and on the Robinson
tomb. We have suggested a theory in the Preface to account for the mistake]. He
had issue 1 son and 3 daughters, viz. the Right Hon. James Craggs, Esquire, one
of the principal Secretaries of State to His present Majesty, who died one month
before his said father, and 3 daughters who survived him. Anne, who married Mr.
NEWSHAM, of Chadshunt, in the Coy. of Warwick, Esq., and Elizabeth, who married
Edward ELIOT, of Port Eliot, in the Coy. Cornwall, Esquire, and Margret, who
married Samuel TREFUSIS, of Trefusis, in the said Coy. of Cornwall, Esq., which
3 daughters in duty erected this monument to the pious memory of the best of
fathers. [Note: On the north wall of the Church is an achievement of arms in
stone with the words "James Craggs, Esqre", above it: Sable
on a fesse or between 3 unpierced mullets ermine as many cross-crosslets of the
320. CRAGGS (19). In memory of the virtuous and pious Elizabeth CRAGGS, wife of
James Craggs, Esquire, who departed this life the 20 day of January, 1711, in
the 49th year of her age. "Morum/suavitate, et facili/sui defideratisima
vixit/pietate/coelo matura/levi suspirio animam efflavit/et Firma/Quid enim non
possit fides/Refugendi spe munita/Quiescit." Translation: "She
lived beloved to her own people by the gentleness and easiness of her manners,
by her piety ripe for heaven she yielded up her soul with a light sigh and
fortified by a strong hope of rising again (for what cannot faith do) she
rests". (Bust above the monument and coat of arms in colours below, i.e.
Craggs, maker, S. EDWARDS, Sen., Church Hill, Woolwich. See also Church Plate at
the end of the section).
321. CRICKETT (47). In memory of John George CRICKETT, Esq., Proctor of Doctors
Commons, who died May 22, 1840, aged 45 years. The departed (whose loss is
deeply felt by a widow and 9 children) was distinguished by clearness of
judgment, integrity of conduct, kindness of manner, and warmth of affection. He
was highly respected by the members of his profession and beloved by a numerous
circle of friends. He counted all worldly honours dross for the excellency of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus. Through life he was ever anxious to adorn the
doctrine of the Saviour, and died simply depending on his precious blood and
glorious righteousness, as his alone hope of everlasting salvation.
322. CROFTON (49). Sacred to the memory of Miriam, wife of Frederick Lowther
CROFTON, Esq., who died the 9 August, 1842, in her 31st year; and of Miriam
Lowther, her daughter, who died the 12 Decr., 1841, aged 2 years. (The vault
of Capt. William WHITE and Frederick Lowther Crofton, Esq., 1841, No.68).
323. DEEVER (36). Two brass Plates: (1) inscription, (2) coat of arms. Nailed
separately on south wall. Here lieth buried Robert DEEVER, 3rd son of John
Deever, Earl of Oxenford, which said Robert deceased the XXVIII of Aprill in
A.D. 1598. Quarterly of 8
pieces: 1, VERE; 2, lion rampant; 3, barry wavy of 6; 4, a fess double cotised
(Badlesmere); 5, a saltire; 6, 3 chevronelles; 7, a lion rampant, over all a
fesse charged with 3 cross-crosslets fitchée; 8, a frette charged on the body
324. DINGLEY (14). Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry
THOMPSON, Esq., of Kirby Hall, Co. York, the most deservedly beloved wife of
Robert Dingley, of London, Merchant, a tender parent of 3 children, whom she
nourished at her own breast, two only surviving, Susanna Cecilia and Robert
Henry, whose praises are beyond the reach of pen and can be truly estimated only
in that Blissfull Region to which she was translated in the year of her
Redeemer, 1759. "Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave, where is thy
victory? Thanks be to God who hath given her the victory through Christ". Bust
above the monument and shield on which were formerly these arms: Quarterly
1 and 4, az. a fesse argent on a chief of the second a mullet between 2 bezants
of the field; 2 and 3, az. on two sceptres in saltire a crown or, impaling
parted per fesse embattled argent and sable three martlets countercharged.
(On a black marble slab at the base of the Monument was Elizabeth DINGLEY, obiit
18 September, 1759, aetatis 50).
325. DINGLEY (15). In memory of Robert DINGLEY, Esq., F.R.S., late of Lamb
Abbey, in this County, one of the principal Promoters of the Magdalen Charities,
who died the 8 August, 1781, aged 72, and lies interred in a vault in front of
this marble. Also in the same vault lieth interred Esther, the second wife of
the above Robert Dingley, Esq., who died the 17 June, 1784, aged 66.
326. DOUGLAS (48). Near this spot were deposited with Military Honors the
remains of the much lamented Sir John DOUGLAS, Knight, late Major-Genl. in the
Army, Lieut.-Col. of the Royal Marines, and Groom of the Privy Chamber of his
Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex. He was second son of the late Lewis Douglas,
Esq., of Garvault, in Scotland, born at Ivanfields, Dalkeith, October 12, 1762,
and died at his house at Greenwich, March 4, 1814, aged 52 years.
His death called forth the following general order to his Corps:
Whilst the impressions attendant on the remains of our late brother officer, Sir
John Douglas, are present in our minds, I would fain draw the attention of the
Junior members of his corps to the animating prospects which his career holds
out. In him will be perceived an officer of a corps almost constitutionally
serving in subordinate detachments possessing the confidence of all in command
with the love of those who obey. He is seen equally admired and trusted on every
service; whether in the West Indies, America or Cape of Good Hope; whether
animating his corps in defending one fortress or leading them to the reduction
of another; whether in executing the most arduous duties or in bearing the most
confidential and important dispatches. I need not repeat to you the
distinguished part he acted in the long, glorious, and successful struggle for
the defence of Acre or the reduction of El Arich; the siege of which he
conducted in person, commanding the allied British and Ottoman Forces.
The historian will associate Douglas and marines with the 1st
discomfiture of the greatest conqueror on record. In his life will be found not
only every honourable incentive to the soldier, but in his example the marine
officers will see that Royal Approbation, confidence, and the bounty of a
grateful country have been opened to reward his exertions. Death is equally the
fate of all. May we be held in readiness for the unknown summons, and may the
success of this brave soldier and worthy man be as indelibly engraven on the
memory of the young marine as on the walls of Acre and of El Arich. Signed:
Andrew BURN, Major-General.
327. DOWNEY (newly inserted in South Wall). In loving memory of Frances
Winifred, the beloved daughter of Fairbairn and Mary DOWNEY, formerly of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Born 27 April 1898. Entered into Rest 20 May, 1905.
"And a little child shall lead them".
328. DRUMMOND (30). In memory of Margaretta Maria, the wife of the Revd. Arthur
DRUMMOND, Rector of this Parish, who died the 5 August, 1854, aged 46. "I
waited patiently for the Lord".
329. FISHER (22). In memory of Major-Genl. Sir George Bulteel FISHER, K.C.H.,
late Commandant of the Garrison at Woolwich, who departed this life on the 8
March, 1834, in the 70th year of his age. This tablet is erected by his
affectionate daughter. Also in memory of Elizabeth, widow of the above, who
departed this life the 27 September, 1860, in the 90th year of her age. Above
are arms: Sa. on a mount
vert 2 stags salient combatant arg. (for Fisher), impaling a coat containing 3
swords proper barwise points to the sinister arg. hilts and pommels or (for
330. FRASER (24). In memory of Sir Augustus Simon FRASER, K.C.B., F.R.S.,
Colonel of the R.H.A., Director of the Royal Laboratory, who died the 11 June,
1835, aged 59 years. With zeal rarely exceeded he took a distinguished part in
the Campaign of Holland and Flanders in 1794, in South America in 1807, and in
those of 1812 and 1815 in Portugal, Spain and France. He obtained honorable
distinction for services at Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse and Waterloo. In
times of peace equally ready to promote the public service. His attentions to
Official duty were unwearied, few have died more extensively and deeply
lamented. This tablet is erected by those who were nearest and dearest to him in
testimony of their irreparable loss.
331. In memory of Emma, widow of Sir Augustus Simon FRASER, K.C.B., F.R.S.,
Colonel of the R.H.A., born Dec. 20, 1785, died Novr. 22, 1856. Interred in
Charlton Cemetery. Also of the 2 children, Augustus Henry Fraser, Captain in the
R.A., born Aug. 15, 1810, and died in Syria, Jun. 11, 1848. Interred at Suedia;
and Andrew James Fraser, born Oct. 5, 1812, died July 8, 1845. Interred in his
father’s grave in the Churchyard of this Parish. Shields
above: 1st, quarterly 1 and 4, azure three cinquefoils argent; 2 and 3, argent 3
antique crowns or all within an orle embattled gules, over all on a cross patée
or a lion segant regardant, the cross being surmounted by a mural crown for
Fraser. 2nd, on a lozenge FRAZER as above impaling a demi-lion rampant encircled
with 8 annulets (or crescents).
332. GEARY (12). A modern brass Plate. In loving memory of the following
children of Lieut.-General Sir Henry le GUAY and Lady GEARY. Mildred Sophia,
died at Charlton 24 April, 1886, aged 19 years. Henry George Frederick, Lieut.
Of the Royal Artillery, died at Jubbulpore, East India, 23 March, 1897, aged 27
years. Arthur Hamilton, died at Charlton 4 April, 1881, aged 8 years. Francis
Sandham, Lieut. In the Huntingdon Regt., killed in action near Thabancha, South
Africa, 27 April, 1900, aged 26 years. "Death hath no more dominion over
333. GRIFFITH (67). (Now obliterated). Here lieth the body of John GRIFFITH,
Esq., who in the reigns of King James and King William was Brigadier in the 3rd
Troop of Guards, under the Command of His Grace John Duke of Marlborough. He
departed this life on the 20 day of September, 1713, in the 63rd year of his
age, at his house in Greenwich, in Kent. He married the widow of William HALTON,
Esq., of Lincolnshire. She in respect to his beloved memory laid this stone.
334. HISLOP (32). Sacred to the memory of Sir Thomas HISLOP, Bart., G.C.B. He
was born July 5, 1764, and having served 65 years, died May 3, 1843. He was
present at the memorable siege of Gibraltar, at that of Toulon, and at the
occupation of Corsica. He also served with distinction at the capture of the
Dutch Colonies now forming British Guiana and Guadaloupe. He subsequently was
appointed Governor of Guiana and Trinidad. In 1814 he went to India as
Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army, and in 1817 had the exclusive command of
the Army in the Deccan. On the 21 Dec., 1817, he commanded in person in the
action of Mahedpore, when he totally defeated the army of Holcar, and thus after
a short and brilliant campaign put an end to the Mahratta War. The Pindarees
were extirpated and a peace concluded highly honourable to the army and
favourable to the British interests in India. For the signal ability, energy,
and promptitude displayed by him in these services he received the thanks of
both Houses of Parliament, and created by his Sovereign King George the IV, K.C.,
C.B. In private life his goodness of heart and kindness of feeling were
unfailing, and she who best knows the rare excellence of her beloved and
lamented husband’s character erects this tablet in testimony of her
affectionate sorrow. "If we be dead with Christ we shall also live with
him". – Romans vi, 8. His wife was Emma, daughter of the Rt. Hon. Hugh
ELIOT. Arms above: On a mount
vert a buck couchant under a tree all proper on a chief azure a mount vert
theron a lion tearing a flag all proper and beneath the word Madripore.
The whole of the HISLOP achievement is a good example of the very worst period
of English Heraldry. Thorne attributes this monument to WESTMANCOTT.
335. JONES (13). In memory of Mrs. Margaretta Maria JONES, the wife of John
Jones, Esq., and widow of John Badger WELLER, late of Romford, County Essex,
Esquire, by whom she had issue only one child. She died the 19 June, 1777, aged
64 years. This monument was erected by her only child, Dame Jane WILSON, wife of
Thomas Spencer Wilson, Bart. Also to the memory of the Hon. Charles Thomas
PERCEVAL, first son of the Right Hon. LORD ARDEN. Also Charles Perceval, second
son of the Hon. Spencer Perceval. Also John Wilson TREVELYAN and George Thomas
Trevelyan, first and second son of John Trevelyan, Esq., all died in infancy.
Also Raleigh Trevelyan, third son of John Trevelyan, died 26 of July, 1814, aged
336. LANGHORN (1). In the pious memory of the Right Hon. The Lady Grace,
VISCOUNTESS of ARDMAGH, second daughter of the Right Hon. John, EARL of RUTLAND,
and in second marriage wife to Sir William LANGHORN, Bart., who exchanged this
life for a better the 15 February, 1699/1700, in the 69th year of her age. Her
mortal remains are here deposited in hope of a blessed resurrection, whose
admirable endowments, conspicuous virtues, nobleness of mind, conjugale
affection, sincere and exceptional piety, were illustrious instances that the
wise King required no impractical accomplishments in His perfect Matron. In the
same affiance the body of Sir William LANGHORN, who deceased the 26 February,
1714, in the 85th year of his age, is here disposed to its rest by that of his
beloved consort. Arms:
Langhorne (sa. a cross argent on a chief of the same 3 bugle horns of the field
stringed gules) impaling the well-known coat of MANNERS (borne by the DUKE of
RUTLAND). See Benefactions
337. LANGHORN (28). In a vault is interred the body of Dame Mary LANGHORN,
relict of Sir William Langhorn, Bart., and late wife of George JONES, Esq., in
the Parish of Twickenham, in the Coy. Of Middx., who departed this life May 26,
A.D. 1730, aged 33 years. Arms:
Argent a chevron sable between 3 crows proper impaling argent a fesse and in
chief 3 lozenges conjoined sable.
338. LIVINGSTONE (?) (66). Here lieth the body of Mr. Francis LIVINGSTONE, of
London, Merchant. He departed this life ../March, 1694/5, aged ../years. (On
a shield a castle with a griffin rising out of it).
Blue floor slab. This stone is very much worn, but we believe it is
correctly identified: 1, because the name Livingstone occurs among the burials
in the old note book referred to later; 2, because the old Livingstones, Barons
Livingstone, EARLS of NEWBURGH, bore a castle in their ancient coat, and a
castle is not a very common bearing.
339. LUARD (58). Sacred to the memory of Mary, wife of Captn Robert LUARD, of
the Royal Regt of Artillery, and second daughter of Richard ELMHURST, Esq., of
Fulletby, Coy. Lincs., who died the 8 March, 1841, aged 37 years. Also of Robert
Reginald Luard, Ensign in Her Majesty’s 9th Regt. of foot, son of the above,
who died from an accident on his passage from Canada the 27 October, 1857, aged
19. His mortal remains were committed to the deep.
340. MAJENDIE (43). A modern brass Plate. Sacred to the memory of Captn
Henry Grylls MAJENDIE, the Rifle Brigade, who died of wounds received at
Dekielsdrift, South Africa, 12 Febry., 1900, aged 34 years (son of Colonel Sir
Vivian Majendie, K.C.B., of Adelaide, and Frances his wife). This brass is
placed here by some of his brother Officers of the 4th Battalion. "The
souls of the righteous are in the hands of God". See also Inscription on
341. MAUDE (42). Sacred to the memory of Daniel Salusbury MAUDE, Esq., of
Wakefield, in the Coy. Of York, who departed this life the 25 of May, 1840. His
remains lie interred in the porch of this Church in the vault of his
brother-in-law, Sir Robert McCLEVERTY. This tribute of affection and respect to
the memory of their uncle is erected by the families of his two sisters, Sarah
NAYLOR and Elizabeth McCLEVERTY. "The Lord shall be thy everylasting light
and the days of thy mourning shall be shortened".
342. McCLEVERTY (62). Sacred to the memory of Robert McCLEVERTY, Captn of the
79th Regt of the Cameron Highlanders, and second son of Major-Genl Sir Robert
McCleverty, C.B., K.C.H., who died the 6 March, 1845, aged 36 years. His remains
lie interred in the family vault in the porch of this church.
343. McCLEVERTY (41). In a vault beneath the porch are deposited the remains of
Major-General Sir Robert McCLEVERTY, C.B., K.C.H., who died the 22 November,
1838, aged 75 years; and of Elizabeth, his wife, who departed this life the 24
March, 1827, aged 56 years. "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain
344. MILLER (57). Sacred to the memory of Major-Genl James MILLER, of the Royal
Regt of Artillery, who departed this life the 24 of March, 1825, aged 67 years.
Also Jane, relict of the above, and daughter of the late General BRAMHAM, R.E.,
who departed this life the 7 March, 1838, in her 85th year. Likewise her beloved
daughter, Jane Sarah COOPER, who died in the same week, in her 58th year.
345. MOFFAT (51). In memory of James MOFFAT, Esq., who departed this life 12
Octr, 1790, aged 62 years. Arms
above: Moffat (arg. a saltire gules and a chief azure) impaling arg. an eagle
displayed sable on a chief dauncette az. 3 cross-crosslets of the field (WHITE
346. MORRISON (44). Sacred to the memory of General George MORRISON, in whose
peculiar goodness of heart and strength of understanding were united the most
active benevolence and endearing manners. In grateful remembrance of his
exceeding worth this testimony of departed happiness is placed by his widow,
Mary Morrison, who humbly hopes a blessed reunion. He died November 26, 1799,
aged 69 years. Arms below: Or
on a cross sable 5 fleur-de-lis of the field (for MORISON, of Cadby,
Lincolnshire, and Standen, Herts) impaling on a field vairy arg. and gules a
canton or charged with a buck’s face cabossed proper. (A
field vairy argent and gules is very uncommon, but it may be a mistake of the
stonemason for the ordinary argent and azure).
347. MORRISON (45). Mary, the daughter of Edward BECHER, Esq., of Kingston, in
Jamaica, the beloved and affectionate wife of General George MORRISON; she died
the 24 June, 1822, in her 86th year. Most deeply and deservedly lamented.
348. NEWTON (50). D. Katherinae PUCKERING. M.S. Katherinae NEWTON, D Joannis
Puckering, Angliae procancellarii, sive magni sigilli custodis natarum minimae,
sed matronali virtutum choro, modestia, probitate, pudicitia, nulli feminarum
secundae, D. Adamus Newtonus Illustrissimo Waliae principi Henrico Primitus a
studiis dien ab Epistolis secretis eoque praematura morte praerepto,
excellentissimo Principi Carolo fratri ab aerario vir integerrimus lectissimae
foeminae et maritus amantissimus carrissimae conjugi monumentum hoc P.C. ipse in
eodem Sarcophoro sicut animo destinavit Brevi condiendus. Dominus Adamus
Newtonus Praenominatus aliquot jam Annis, post Confectionem epataphii
suprascripti (quod ipse superstes et plenae salutis compos dilectissimae conjugi
defunctae composuerat) a Jacobo Rege in Baronettum creatus posteaque a rege
Carolo in secretarium Concilii in Walliae limitibus constabiliti cooptatus, sub
isto eodem monumento, sicut ipse annuerat executorum pia cura conditus jacet
Beatam resurectionem per Christum redemptionem suum laete expectans, corpus ejus
concessit 13 Die mensis Januarii, A.D. 1629 (anima diu antea in coelis versante)
liberis quinque uno nempe virilis caeteris feminei sexus post se relictis.
Translation: Sacred to the memory of Dame Katherine
Puckering. This monument, erected by an upright man to a distinguished lady, by
a dearly loving husband to a sorely missed wife, was raised to the memory of
Katherine Newton, youngest daughter of Sir John Puckering; Chancellor or Keeper
of the Great Seal of England; a woman second to none in the quire of womanly
Virtues, in Modesty, Uprightness and Chastity, by Sir Adam Newton, first Tutor
then Private Secretary to Henry, most Illustrious Prince of Wales, and after he
was cut off by an early death Receiver General to the Most Excellent Prince
Charles, his brother. It is his fixed intention shortly to be interred in the
same tomb. The above-mentioned Sir Adam Newton some years after he had written
the above epitaph, which he composed while surviving in the enjoyment of
complete health [the death of his wife], was created Baronet by King James and
afterwards appointed Secretary to the Council of the Marches of Wales. He lies
buried beneath this monument, as the pious devotion of his executors fulfilled
his will, gladly awaiting the Resurrection through Christ his Redeemer. He
yielded his body to death on the 13th of January, 1629, but his soul had long
dwelt in the heavenly regions before that. He left behind him five children, to
wit one son and the rest daughters.
This handsome monument was erected by the elder Nicholas Stone*,
and formerly stood in the north chancel. It is surmounted by a very fine shield
of arms in white marble with the twin visors, crests and mantling of Newton and
Puckering. (* Walpole, "Anecdotes of Painting").
The arms are:
NEWTON with the honourable augmentation granted by King James, i.e. azure, 2
ostrich’s feathers in saltire (because Sir Adam Newton was tutor to Henry,
Prince of Wales) between 3 boars’ heads couped at the neck, heads to the
dexter, argent bristled and tusked or; impaling, PUCKERING of 6 pieces; 1 and 6,
sable a bend fussily cotised argent (Puckering of Warwickshire); 2, ..../a
mullet of 5 points unpierced (ASHTON); 3, ermine in a fesse, 3 annulets (BARTON,
of Wherby, Yorks, or of Norfolk); 4, paly of eight (LANGLEY (?); 5, a bend
dauncettée and in base a bendlet plain (LEVER of Lever, Lancs).
349. PARKER (33). In memory of Major-General John Botteler PARKER, C.B., Lt-Col.
of the Royal Horse Artillery, Life Governor of the Royal Military Academy, who
died at Woolwich, May 25, 1851, aged 66 years. His remains are deposited in a
vault on the north side of this Church. He was second son of Admiral Sir Hyde
Parker, and served in the Expedition to Walcheren in July, 1809. He was present
at the siege of Flushing. He commanded a Brigade of Artillery at the battle of
Vittoria and served at both sieges at San Sebastian, the battle of Orthez, the
action of Tarbes and at the battle of Toulouse, and in 1815 he lost his leg at
the battle of Waterloo.
350. PERCEVAL (2). Near this place are the mortal remains of the Right Hon.
Spencer PERCEVAL, first Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer,
who died on the 11 May, 1812, in the Commons House of Parliament, in the 56th
year of his age. His noblest epitaph is the regret of his Sovereign and his
country, his most splendid monument the glory of England by his counsels
maintained, exalted, amplified. But the hand of the Assassin not only broke
asunder the brilliant chains of duty which bind a Statesman to his native land
and made a void in the high and eloquent Councils of the Nation. It severed ties
more delicate, those of conjugal and parental affection, and turned a home of
peace and love into a house of mourning and desolation.
Above the inscription is a beautiful portrait bust executed by the
celebrated Sir Francis CHANTREY. There is another memorial tablet to Perceval in
Lincoln’s Inn Chapel; and his achievement of arms, with the list of his
honours, hangs in the Great Hall there.
It would be useless to record a few isolated facts in the career of
this most brilliant statesman. In the awful opening of the nineteenth century
his fame was almost European. His terrible death by the hand of a madman in the
very midst of all his labours for his country’s good plunged all England into
mourning. The Rt. Hon. Spencer Walpole is his most recent biographer.
351. PERCEVAL (3). A modern brass Plate. Sacred to the memory of Jane, second
daur. of Sir Thomas Spencer WILSON, Bart, born the 7 July, 1769, died the 26
January, 1844. married Augt 10, 1790, the Right Hon. Spencer PERCEVAL, first
Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer, seventh son of John, 2nd
Earl of Egmont; married secondly Lieut-Col. Sir Henry William CARR, K.C.B.
352. PERCEVAL (4). Here rests in blessed hope of everlasting life Jane, the wife
of the Hon. Edward PERCEVAL, daughter of the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval, nat.
23 Octr, 1791, nupt. 20 March, 1821, ob. 13 Janry., 1824. "Gentle lady, may
thy grave/Peace and quiet ever have,/After this thy travail sore/Sweet rest
seize thee evermore,/Who to give the world increase/Shortened hast thine own
353. PERCEVAL (5). Sacred to the memory of the Hon. Edward PERCEVAL, fourth son
of the Right Hon. Charles George Lord Arden, who departed this life on the 10
March, 1840, in the 45th year of his age.
354. PERCEVAL (26). In a vault near this place are deposited Mary, the beloved
wife of Frederick James PERCEVAL, Esq. (second son of the late Right Hon.
Spencer Perceval), who died the 24 April, 1843. Also James Francis Horatio, son
of the above Frederick James and Emma Perceval, ob. 21 Octr, 1852, anno ætatis
355. PERCEVAL. Lady Charlott PERCEVAL. (Formerly on a small square stone near
356. RICHARDS (34). In memory of the Hon. Brigadier Michael RICHARDS,
Surveyor General of Ordnance to his late Majesty King George the 1st, ob. the 5
Febry., 1721, æt 48. This monument is erected by his 3 nieces and executrix,
daurs. of James CRAGGS, Esq., Anne, wife of John KNIGHT, of County Essex, Esq.,
Elizabeth ELIOT, widow, relict of Edward Eliot, of County Cornwall, Esq., and
Dame Margaret, wife of Sir John Hind COTTON, County Cambridge, Barronett. This
is a large monument with a representation of the deceased clothed in armour
standing in martial attitude upon a pedestal. Behind are cannon and flags, and
above a gauntlet and a shield with 3 roundels upon it (possibly his arms). There
is a very similar monument to this in the chancel at Sawbridgeworth Church,
357. ROBINSON (21). Here lieth the body of Mrs. Ann ROBINSON, wife of Mr. George
Robinson, late Merchant of the City of London, and daughter of Mr. Anthony
CRAGGS, of Holbeck, in the Parish of Walsingham, County Palatine of Durham,
Gentn, who died Janry. 23, 1736, aged 79 years, and sister of James CRAGGS, Esq.
(deceased), lately one of His Majesty’s Postmasters General, whose monument is
very near this place erected (being at the east end of this Church).
On the north wall is a lozenge of arms possibly formerly connected
with this monument: A chevron
charged with 3 wavy stars of 6 points between 3 bucks tripping 2 above 1 below
(the Suffolk ROBINSONS bear a very similar coat, only with cinquefoils instead
of 6 pointed stars), impaling Craggs as given earlier.
358. ROBINSON (31). In memory of Major Charles ROBINSON, of the Royal Marines,
who, having served with distinction by sea and land upwards of 43 years, died
the 2 Octr, 1849, aged 57 years, greatly respected and esteemed by his brother
Officers, and deeply lamented and beloved by his family and friends. This tablet
is placed as a tribute of affection by his widow. Mary Robinson, widow of the
above, died at Woolwich, 14 May, 1853, aged 55 years.
359. ROGERS (40). Sacred to the memory of Lieut-Col. Henry ROGERS, R.A., who
departed this life the 23 April, 1833, aged 74 years, and whose remains are
interred in a vault near this tablet. Also Isabella, second daur. of the above
and Isabella his wife, who departed this life 13 October, 1838, in the 45th year
of her age.
Argent a chevron between 3 bucks passant sable (for Rogers, of Connington,
360. RUSSELL. A black marble stone with inscription in Roman capitals, now
missing. Thomas RUSSELL, Esq., a pious Christian, charitable neighbour, true
friend, and loving husband, deceased the 27 September, 1656, aged 63 years, and
Martha, his only wife, who followed him in his virtuous life, sickness and
death, deceased 17 Decr, 1656, aged 55 years, ly heer interred together.
"As some beheaded bodies seem to live/And move awhile, so she did./Marriage
doth make one flesh of man and wife,/Love them one soul did make and gave one
life./So death, which others doth divorce and sever,/Them in another wedlock
joined for ever"./Of four sons and 3 daughters born between them they left
only one daughter, Elizabeth, married to Anthony BATEMAN, of London, Merchant,
who dedicates this monument to their memory.
Above are these arms: A
chevron between 3 cross-crosslets fitchée within a border charged with 6
besants, impaling a chevron embattled between 3 owls. Crest: on a wreath a demi-lion
holding a cross-crosslet fitchée.
361. SEGER (35). A brass plate. Here lieth George SEGER, Gent., who was
buried the 16 June, 1594. There is a very small brass shield nailed to the
wall on the other side of the window, which may be part of this brass. Quarterly
1 and 4, three oak leaves 2 and 1; 2 and 3, three roundels 2 and 1.
362. SMITH (23). Sacred to the memory of John Weatherall SMITH, Captn of the
R.A., whose beloved remains are deposited in a vault near this tablet. He
departed this life on the 22 April, 1839, aged 48 years. Was the only surviving
son of General Sir John Smith, G.C.H., Colonel Commandant and Senior Officer of
the same Corps, sincerely regretted and truly respected by all classes, and
deeply deplored by his affectionate wife and son. Also to Charlotte, wife of the
above, who died 15 July, 1868, aged 77 years.
Azure a chevron between 3 birds*, (*most
probably "pelicans in their piety"), 2
above 1 below, impaling a fir (?) tree proper. Two
363. SMITH (52). In memory of Colonel Francis SMITH, R.A., died the 22 June,
1837, aged 66 years.
364. STAUNTON (29). Sacred to the memory of Andrew Aylmer STAUNTON, M.D., R.A.,
who died at Woolwich on the 28 April, 1848. Also to the memory of Frederica,
wife of the above, who died the 2 Decr, 1854.
365. STOPFORD (63). In a vault near this spot are deposited the mortal remains
of Mira Sophia STOPFORD, wife of Capt. W.H. Stopford, of the R.A., and daur. of
Lieut. Colonel BULL, C.B., of the same Corps. After fulfilling with Christian
fidelity the duties of daughter, wife and mother, she exchanged time for
eternity on the 9 July, 1830, in the 25th year of her age. "Blessed are the
pure in heart, for they shall see God".
366. TEESDALE (25). In memory of Lieut. Harry S. TEESDALE, R.E., eldest son of
Lieut. Col. H.S. Teesdale, Royal Military Academy, who after being severely
wounded at the battle of the Alma, on the 20 Septr, died at Scutari, the 27 Octr,
1854, aged 23 years.
367. TREVELYAN (6). To the memory of Dame Marie TREVELYAN, third daughter of Sir
Thomas Spencer WILSON, Bart, wife of Sir John Trevelyan, Bart, Nettlecombe, Coy.
Somerset, and Wallington, Coy. Northumberland. Married August, 1791, died the 5
April, 1851, in the 80th year of her age.
368. WALKER (16). In loving memory of Frederick Howard Forestier WALKER, Captn
on the Staff of the Egyptian Army, son of Colonel Edmond Walker, R.E., grandson
of General Sir George Walker, Bart, G.C.B., etc. who fell at the battle of El
Teb, Soudan, Febry 4, 1884, aged 21. "Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends". "Be thou faithful unto
death, and I will give thee a crown of life".
369. WELLADVICE (56). In memory of Thomas WELLADVICE, Esq., who departed this
life the 23 Decr, 1807, aged 54 years. Arms
above: Vert on a chief arg. a bull passant regardant, impaling gules a chevron
between 3 snakes heads erased at the neck argent.
370. WILKINSON (37). Master Edward WILKINSON, Sen., late Master Coke to the Most
Excellent and our Sofferayne Ladye Queene Elyzabeth, of Her Majesty’s
Householde, and Clare, his wife, the which Edward WYIRINSON deceased the XXIII
day of Febry., in the year of our Lord, 1567, and the X year of Her Majesty’s
Reign. There was possibly a prayer at the end of the inscription where the
stone seems to have been cut away. This is a piece of square sandstone with
achievement of arms and inscription beneath. At each of the 4 corners of the
achievement the dexter coat is repeated in miniature. Arms:
Party per fesse embattled or and azure 3 demi-griffins segreant azure membered
beaked and eared gules (Wilkinson, of Charlton), impaling a chevron between 3
martlets theron an escutcheon of pretence a cross Moline between 4 crescents.
(These arms were granted to Wilkinson the 20 April, 1559, see Harl. MSS,
1470, fo. 269). Edward Wilkinson was also Yeoman of the Month to King Henry the
8th and Anne Boleyn and Edward the 6th. In 1559 he had "for the space of 30
years and no more continued in these offices without blot of dishonesty in any
of his services".
371. WILLOCK (61). Sacred to the memory of Alexander Charles WILLOCK, Esq., of
the Royal Regt of Artillery, who remains are interred in a vault beneath this
Church, ob. the 6 April, 1821, aged 31.
372. WILSON (11). In memory of Sir Thomas Spencer WILSON, Bart, a Gentleman of
His Majesty’s Forces and Col. of the 50th Regt of Foot. He married Jane, the
only child of John Badger WELLER, of Romford, Co. Essex, Esq., by whom he had
issue one son and 3 daughters all alive at the time of his decease, viz., Thomas
Maryon Wilson, who succeeded to the title, Margaretta Elizabeth, married to
Charles George Lord ARDEN, Jane, married to the Hon. Spencer PERCEVAL, and
Maria, married to John TREVELYAN, Esq., eldest son of Sir John Trevelyan, of
Nettlecombe, Co. Somerset, Bart. He departed this life the 29 August 1798, in
the 75th year of his age. This monument was erected by his widow, Dame Jane
is a shield of arms,
containing quarterly of 6 pieces: 1 and 6, Wilson; 2, SMYTHE; 3, sable a chevron
between 3 bugle horns proper argent on a chief or 3 griffins heads erased of the
first GARDINER (?); 4, may be HADDON, as stated by Hasted, but is now too much
worn to identify; 5, sable a chief and 5 roundels in saltire or (for BYFIELD);
over all on an inescutcheon of pretence the coat of WELLER, i.e., sable 2
chevronelles ermine between 3 roses argent.
373. WILSON (9). In memory of Dame Jane WILSON, widow of the late Sir Thomas
Spencer Wilson, Bart. She departed this life Augt 17, 1818, in the 71st year of
her age. On a lozenge are the
arms of Wilson: Sable a wolf rampant and 3 estoiles in chief or, with WELLER in
WILSON (7). In memory of Sir Thomas Maryon
WILSON, Bart, late Lord of the Manor, seventh in succession from Sir William
Wilson, of East Bourne, in Coy. Sussex, who was created a Bart on 4 March, 1660.
He died the 22 July, 1821, aged 48. To the memory of Charlotte, second daughter
of the above, who died the 7 Septr the same year, aged 16. This monument was
erected by Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart, his son and heir, as a testimony of
filial duty and of love and affection. Also the memory of Spencer Maryon Wilson,
Esq., his third son, died the 31 Augt, 1826, aged 22 years. Also to the memory
of Jane Elizabeth Wilson, eldest daughter, who died the 10 April., 1838, in the
37th year of her age. Also to the memory of John Maryon Wilson, junr, Esq., a
Lieut in H.M. 3rd West India Regt, son of John Maryon Wilson, Esq., second son
of the above-named Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, who died at Up Park Camp,
Kingstown, Jamaica, the 12 Augt, 1853, aged 25. Also to the memory of Elizabeth,
his widow, who died the 8 Septr, 1853, aged 21 years, leaving one only child, an
infant daughter. "In the midst of life we are in death".
Shield of arms below:
Quarterly of 16 pieces: 1 and 16, WILSON; 2, arg. on a bend gules between 2
unicorns heads erased of the first 3 lozenges or (SMYTHE); 3, sable 3 peacocks 2
and 1 proper (PECOCK, of Finchley); 4, arg. a fesse sable in chief 3 mullets of
5 points unpierced (TOWNLEY, of Townley, Co. York); 5, argent on a bend sable 3
covered cups (RIXTON); 6, paly of 6 or and azure on a chief of the second a
griffin passant guardant of the first wings displayed (WHITE ,of Winchelsea,
Sussex); 7, arg. a chevron gules within a bordure sable besantée (VANNELL, of
Norfolk); 8, or on a chief azure 3 cinquefoils of the first (MOCKET, of Kent);
9, az. 2 lions rampant combatant or (CARTER, of St. Cullumbe, Cornwall); 10,
chequy gules and or over all a chevron azure charged with 3 annulets or (GILDRIDGE,
of East Bourne, Sussex); 11, argent 2 lions passant azure (LOVETT?); 12,
GARDINER (?); 13, or a naked human leg couped at the thigh az. HADDON; 14,
BYFIELD; 15, WELLER; all impaling SMITH as coat number 2 above. The DALES of
Yorkshire, the GOLDINGTONS of Bedfordshire, and the HANMERS also all bear the
coat number 11 as above.
375. WILSON (53). This monument was erected by Sir Thomas Maryon WILSON in
memory of his beloved mother, Dame Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson,
who died the 15 Novr, 1818, in the 48th year of her age.
SMITH the same as impaled and quartered on the tomb of her husband. The
quartering being almost certainly for an earlier connection of the Wilsons with
the same Smith family. This would explain the arms in the glass windows
described by Mr Swainson, one of them representing quarterly Wilson, Smith,
HADDON and WELLER, and being of earlier date than the above connection.
376. WILSON (64). Sacred to the memory of William Maryon WILSON, Esq., fourth
son of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart, by Dame Elizabeth, his wife, who died
June, 1808, aged 16 months. Quarterly
Wilson and WELLER. It is curious that he
should bear his grandmother’s arms quarterly, seeing the Wilsons did not
incorporate the coat of Weller permanently in their arms.
377. WILSON (8). Sacred to the memory of Sir John Maryon WILSLON, 9th Bart., of
Charlton House, Kent, born the 13 Decr, 1802, died the 11 May, 1876. Also Dame
Charlotte Julia Wilson, his wife, born the 13 February, 1808, died the 8 March,
1895. Also Jane Charlotte Wilson, eldest daughter of the above, born 7 January,
1827, died the 22 Janry, 1902. "Christ our life!. [Monument of white and
378. WILSON (10). This monument is erected by Sir John Maryon WILSON, Bart, of
Charlton House, in memory of his dearly beloved son, Captn Dudley Maryon Wilson,
R.H.A., who died at Rawail Pindee, India, 24 Novr, 1871, aged 31 years.
on the Windows and Ornaments There
is no plan of the interior layout of the church
379. To the glory of God and in loving memory of her father and only sister this
window is erected by Maria RICHARDSON, 1881.
380. This window is erected to the glory of God and in loving memory of Edward
Arthur WILLIAMS, C.B., Lieut-General of the Royal Artillery, who entered into
rest June 20, 1898, aged 74 years. Also of his son Robin, who died August 8,
1898, of yellow fever, at Rio di Janeira, aged 24 years.
381. Heraldic window of 6 pieces described by Rev. Chas. SWAINSON in the Annual
Report of the Woolwich Antiquarian Society for 1897-8. Beneath this window is a
stone with the following inscription: The north west aisle of this Church was
erected in the year 1693 by the executors of Sir William NEWTON, Bart,
Patron of the living and Lord of the Manor. Francis CAMERON, D.D., Rector,
William WRIGHT, Charles CURTOYS, Churchwardens. [Note: This inscription is
inaccurate, as Sir William Newton was alive in 1700.]
382. To the glory of God and in thankful memory of our mother, Charlotte DALGETY,
who died the 13 June, 1888. Below this window is a coat of arms in brass with
the motto "Evasi". (See BLOUNT, to which it belongs).
383. To the memory of Thomas GROVES, died May, 1874., aged 80 years, and to
Sophia, his wife, died March, 1879, aged 82 years. Arms:
Ermine on a chevron gules 3 escalops or. Crest: a Talbot passant sable.
In the Vestry.
384. This Church was repewed and enlarged, and this new vestry built by
voluntary contributions during the years 1873-4. Francis CAMERON, D.D. Rector,
Chas. CURTOYS, S.H. ELYARD, Churchwardens. Sept., 1874, Wms. & Sons,
385. This Charity School and Vestry Room were erected at the charge of Sir
William LANGHORNE, Bart, a Patron of this Church, Anno Domini 1713.
The above stone was removed from the old school room on the site of which the
east end of the chancel stands, 1840. Arthur DRUMMOND, Rector, William WRIGHT,
John DOBBS, Churchwardens.
386. May we suggest that the Bugle Horn Inn outside the Church is far more
probably named or renamed out of compliment to Sir William Langhorne, whose arms
contain 3 bugle-horns, than from any vague connection with one of those numerous
"horn fairs" formerly held in so many places.
387. The east window is the work of Isaac OLIVER. The centre figure was inserted
in 1882, when the half lengths of Moses and Aaron were made whole lengths. Of
the three lower panels the two outside ones have coats of arms as follows:
1. Argent on a saltire gules an
escallop or (SEE of Rochester, impaling quarterly. 1 & 4, grand quarters
quarterly 1 and 4 per bend embattled sable above argent below; 2 and 3, azure a
fleur-de-lis [for WARNER, Bishop of Rochester, consecrated A.D. 1637
(founded Bromley College, 1666)].
2. Azure three boars’ heads couped
at the neck argent langued gules tusked or. Crest: Out of a ducal coronet or a
boar’s head argent, James NEWTON, dated A.D. 1639. James Newton was
brother of Sir Adam and Gentleman Usher to King Charles I.
3. In the third panel is the following inscription: This window was glazed at
the cost of James Newton, Esq., uncle of Sir Henry Puckering Newton, Barronett,
son and heir to Sir Adam Newton, Baroronett, deceased, A. 1639. [Note: There
is still a small portion of a Latin inscription at the base of this window which
may have belonged to some other window].
388. In memory of Sir Thomas Maryon WILSON, Bart, who died May 5, 1869, and Sir
John Maryon Wilson, Bart, died May 11, 1876. In this window is a plate showing
the descent of the Baronetcy, which is given in full later.
389. Another window in the south aisle has "The gift of Charles CURTOYS,
390. To the glory of God and in memory of Vivian Derring MAJENDIE, April 24,
391. To the glory of God and in memory of Henry Grills MAJENDIE, February 12,
392. Taken from a Mahdi tomb on the 2 Septr, 1898. by the Field Battery R.H.A.,
and presented to Lieut-Col. HELMSLEY, R.A., who commanded the Battery on that
day, it having been looted by the Dervishes from the Christian Church at
Khartoum at the sack of that place in 1885, restored to the services of the
Church to the glory of God, 1899.
393. This is classical, of wine glass shape, and of late date, and without
inscription, with four escallops on the four faces, three turned inwards and one
outwards, and a cover ornamented with fruit and flowers.
There are three Tables of Benefactions at the west end on the south wall. They
are as follows:
394a. A full and particular account of the foundations, endowments of the
schools, alms houses, and hospital within this parish of Charlton, and also of
all such benefactions as have been left unto the Church and poor belonging to
the said Parish, the value and uses for which they were given.
£1000 given by Sir William LANGHORNE, Bt., to be laid out in
freehold lands for the augmentation of the yearly income of the said rectory,
£100 to be laid out in the purchase of freehold lands of
inheritance for the use and benefit of such poor people as shall from time to
time be placed in the almshouses belonging to the said parish by the minister
and churchwardens for the time being.
£300 to be laid out in the purchase of freehold lands of
inheritance for the use and benefit of a charity School which the said Sir
William Langhorne did will, order, direct and appoint should be kept in the
Vestry house or room over it being built at his own charge in the Churchyard of
Charlton for that purpose and the rents issues and profits thereof to be paid to
such schoolmaster as should from time to time be chosen and placed in the said
school by the rector or minister for the time being when such school shall be
erected and settled, for his pains in teaching such children of the said parish
gratis as shall come thither to be instructed and in the meantime to be applied
by the Rector or minister of Charlton aforesaid for or towards such charities
and in such manner as he shall think fit.
£2.12.0d. given by Mr Thomas RUSSEL to be paid yearly on Easter
Tuesday to the Churchwardens and to be by them laid out in bread weekly for 6
poor house holders.
£4 a year given by the Revd William COREY formerly rector of this
parish £3.13s.4d. to be distributed for the use of the Poor and 6/8 to the
minister together with 13/4 more out of 2 Tenements of the parish of East
Greenwich for a Commemoration Sermon yearly for ever.
8s 8d per annum given by the Revd Mr. A. COLFE formerly
Vicar of Lewisham in Kent and to be paid out weekly in 2d. loaves of wheaten
Bread and to be distributed to the poor householders of the said parish.
A house in Queen Elizabeth’s College at Greenwich belonging to
Charlton where the Drapers’ Company are Trustees.
Sir Richard RAYNES rebuilt the almshouses at Charlton. The founder
of the old ones not known.
An hospital or College on Blackheath founded by Sir John MORDEN Bt.
for 40 decayed merchants the endowment not yet fully settled. The Chapel
belonging to the said hospital endowed £20 per annum. The Chaplain’s yearly
salary £50 and £100 left by the founder’s last will and testament the
interest thereof to be applied to the augmentation of the Chaplain’s yearly
salary. The Revd Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE, Rector. Joseph COOPER, Farmer FLOYD,
394b. Benefactions that was left by the will of the Revd William COREY to this
parish of £4 a year for the land and tenements in the parish of East Greenwich
was let on lease in the year of our Lord 1810 to the Governors of Greenwich
Hospital for 61 years at the yearly rent of £28 to be paid quarterly £2.6s.8d.
to be paid to the Rector per annum and the remainder £25.13s.4d. to be given to
the Poor of the Parish. A Copy of the lease is in the Vestry. In 1656 the Revd
Abraham COLFE by his will did direct that 1 poor boy of the parish of Charlton
should be taught gratis at the free Grammar School at Lewisham. The Revd
Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE, Rector. Wm. BASSETT, James LONGER, Churchwardens. May,
394c. Mr William MADDOCKS of Plumstead in the Co. of Kent bequeathed in the Year
1850 the sum of £937.10s.0d. 3% consols in trust to the Rector and
Churchwardens of this Parish for the time being to distribute the interest
thereof as they may see fit among the inmates of the Almshouses opposite to the
Fairfield at Old Charlton. Arthur R. DRUMMOND, Rector. William WRIGHT, Thomas
WEEKS, Churchwardens. Charlton, Oct., 1859.
There are other benefactions, by Miss Georgina CAFFIN, in 1888,
about £600; Mr William FLEMING, 1895, about £180; and Mrs Jane Webster FOX,
1903, about £90. The first two for the benefit of the poor of the Parish and
the last for the upkeep of her husband’s tomb in Charlton Cemetery.
These latter have not yet been inscribed on the boards in the
Church, but particulars are to be found in the book of the Churchwardens’
395. This is a very nice plain example of Jacobean work, very slightly
ornamented above the panels with cherubs heads and scroll work. On it are the
arms of Sir David CUNINGHAM (?), Kt. and Bt., one of the trustees for the
rebuilding of the Church under Sir Adam NEWTON’s will. These arms are very
curious. All the CUNNINGHAMs (Whether CONYNGHAM, CUNINGHAM, or CUNYNGHAM) seem
to bear the ordinary shake-fork, but here is what is anciently described as a
Bishop’s pall, that is a shake-fork which only terminates at the very edge of
the shield. There is also in the chief angle an inescutcheon charged with a lion
rampant crowned, while in the two base angles are castles embattled and
machicolated all proper. The whole with the cherub face and scrolls below making
a very pretty piece of Jacobean carving.
396. Under the tower of the Church inside is nailed what seems to be the old
sounding board although apparently of different wood to the pulpit.
Three is a small example of the Royal arms, painted on wood of later date,
surrounded by four little cherub heads. It is of the time of George III, being quarterly
1 and 4, England; 2, Scotland; 3, Ireland; over all Hanover ensigned with a
royal crown. Up to 1816 the inescutcheon of Hanover was ensigned by an
electoral bonnet. Hence it must be later than that date. Mottoes: "Honi
soit qui mal y pense" and "Semper Eadem".
There is another example of the royal arms in a large gilt
frame also on the west wall, of the Stuart period, most probably put up in the
time of Queen Anne, but certainly not later than the Union with Scotland, at
which time the Royal arms underwent a change. This coat is: Quarterly
first and fourth grand quarters, France and England quarterly; second grand
quarter, Scotland; third, Ireland. Same two mottoes as above.
Nailed to the west wall is a small lozenge-shaped tin plate of
about 1ft. square bearing these arms: Per
pale sable and gules a chevron per pale gules and argent in the dexter 3 arrows
2 and 1 heads to the base and feathered proper (probably argent) and in
the sinister 3 roundels sable 2 above and 1 below flaming or. Above is a
baron’s coronet and below the motto "Zeal and Honour", while the
supporters are a stag and a unicorn.
Above on the same west wall is a very handsome hatchment
containing: Quarterly first and
fourth grand quarters, PERCEVAL; second and third grand quarters, BLOUNT and
CORNWALL quarterly: all impaling WILSON.
397. The older volumes of the registers are as follows:
One folio size. "The gift of Anthony BATEMAN", Baptisms,
Marriages and Deaths, 1653-1753.
One small volume. Christenings, Marriages and Burials, 1695-1715.
Two small volumes of Baptisms, Burials and Marriages by special
licence, 1754-1798 and 1799-1812.
A Churchwardens’ Account Book, 1709-1726.
398. On the splay of the south window over the squire’s pew is a brass plate
bearing at the top the arms of WILSON with the motto: "Pro lgeibus et
Regibus" and the following Inscription: In Memoriam. Sir William WILSON, b.
1605, created Baronet for his loyalty on Mar. 4, 1660, by the title of Willelmus
Wilson de Eastborne, Master of Horse to Earl of Suffolk, High Sherriff of
Sussex, 1655, died 9 Dec., 1684, buried at Eastborne.
Sir William Wilson, 2nd Bt., b. 1644, died Dec. 26, 1718, buried at Eastbourne.
Sir William Wilson, 3rd Bt., b. 1705, Cornet in Royal Horse Guards, d. June 23,
1723, buried at Eastbourne.
Sir Thomas Wilson, 4th Bt., born 1684, died Oct. 6, 1759, buried at Uckfield.
Sir Edward Wilson, 5th Bt., F.SA., born 1717, died June 1, 1760, buried at
Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, 6th Bt., born 1726, M.P. for Sussex in 1774, died
August 29, 1798, buried at Charlton.
Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, 7th Bt., born Mar. 2, 1774, died 22 July, 1821, buried
Col. Sir Thos. Maryon Wilson, 8th Bt., born April 14, 1800, died May 5, 1860,
buried at Charlton.
Sir John Maryon Wilson, 9th Bt., born Dec. 14, 1802, died May 11, 1876, buried
Sir Spencer Maryon Maryon-Wilson, 10th Bt., born Dec. 4, 1829, Lieut. R.N., High
Sheriff of Sussex, 1890, died Dec. 31, 1897, buried at Fletching.
399. One covered flagon inscribed "Ex dono Elizabethae CRAGGS Uxoris Jacobi
Craggs, Armigeria; Vicesimo Quinto Die Decembris Annoq. Domini 1711". Also
arms and crest of Craggs.
400. Two patens inscribed "The gift of Sir Richard RAYNES, Knt., A.D.
1710" (Arms as given by Rev. Chas. SWAINSON: Chequy,
on a bend a leopard’s face between two annulets, a canton ermine charged with
a mullet, which coat differs slightly from that of Raynes of Hampstead,
Middlesex and Marwood, Kent. The family seem to have originated in Buckingham,
where they bore plain chequy argent
and gules a canton ermine, which coat is differenced and elaborated for
very many branches).
401. Chalice inscribed "The gift of Mrs. Sophia GROVES, A.D. 1858".
And others not inscribed.
1. R. PHELPS, Fecit, 1713.
2. Ch made me, 1685. Abraham WHELOR, Church Warden.
3. Christopher HODSON made me, 1685. Abrm. WHELOR, C. Warden.
4. Joseph COOPER, Farmer FLOYD, Church Wardens, 1818. T. MEARS of
Further list of Charlton Burials (with out gravestones)
403. The following is an uncorroborated list of persons buried in
Charlton Churchyard, but not commemorated by any inscription now to be seen. It
is extracted from an old note-book originally kept by Henry CARVER in 1833, but
added to irregularly for many years after. The only virtue of this list lies in
the fact that any name found in it would suggest a search in the Parish
Register. It, however, also shows incidentally what a very large number of
people are buried in our old churchyards without any memorial stone of any kind.
The figures wherever given refer to the date and the age of the person at death,
and where the actual day is given, if it is not the day of death, but the day of
burial. In this list we have made no attempt at corroboration of any kind,
either by reference to the registers or otherwise.
ALLEN, Mary Anna. 1844.
ANDERSON, Ellen. 1843.
ANDREWS, Elizabeth. 1846.
ANDREWS, Milicent. 1846.
ARCHER, Mrs. 7 June, 1828. 75.
ARCHER, Wm. 7 Mar., 1841.
ASHTON. 5 Dec. 1826. 88.
ATKINS, (See description of vaults at end).
BAILEY, Master. Oct., 1840.
BAILEY, Wm. 10 Mar., 1835. 70.
BAKER, Miss Sally, 1816. 21.
BALFORD (See description of vaults at end).
BARRETT, H. 23 Oct. 1836. 40.
BARRETT, John. April, 1820.
BASTON, John. 1831.
BELLCHAMBERS, Wm.. 1843.
BENFIELD, Thos. 7 Aug. 1838. 53.
BERRY, Michael (ostler from White Horse), 31 Dec.,1834. 52.
BIBBER, Wm. Newman. 17 Nov., 1837. 75.
BIRD, John (Mr Davis’ carter, killed on Woolwich Rd).
BLACKHALL. 1 May, 1830. 42.
BLAND, Catherine. 24 July, 1834. 57.
BOLTON, Mrs. 26 Nov. 1827. 50.
BOWES, Mrs. Martha. 1740. 59.
BOYD, Mrs., and child.
BOYD, John. Dec. 1833.
BRAM, Hy. Alfred. 18 Oct. 1837.
BUDGE, Samuel. 1846.
BROWN, Wm. 1846. 76.
BURBAGE, Edw. 25 June, 1834.
BURNSIDE, Margaret. 1846.
BURTON, Mr. 1834.
BUSBY, Daniel. 5 May, 1831. 22.
BUXTON, Thos. (of the Langhorne family).
BYERS, Ann Emma. 1 April, 1812.
BYRNE, Peter. 1845.
CAMPBELL, Sergt.-Major W.
CARRICK, Mr. (Mrs. CHURCHE’s first husband).
CARTER, Stephen. 9 Aug. 1840.
CARVER, Thos., 1825. 68.
CARVER, Mrs. (Wife of above). 1826. 68.
CHAMBERLAYNE. (See description of vaults at end).
CHAPMAN, Wm. Mark. 4 Feb. 1839.
CHATTEN, Mary. 1845.
CLARK, John. June, 1839.
COATSWORTH, David. 1846.
COCKBURN, John. 22 Dec. 1829. 90.
COLEMAN, Charlotte. 31 Dec. 1837. 38. (Removed for alteration of Church).
COLLINS, Mrs. (late SIBLEY).
COOPER, Thos. Kirk. 29 Nov. 1815. 43.
COPELAND, Mr. 1832.
CORNSDALE, Solomon. 25 Feb. 1827. 48.
COTTRELL, Richard. 1727.
COULSON, Mary. 1846.
COVENEY, Elizabeth. 1843.
COWAN, Mary (wife of John Cowan, and only daughter of Robt. KNOX). 2
June, 1778. 23.
(Now the PERCEVAL Vault – Mary Perceval 1843).
[This tomb is mentioned by LYSON).
COXEN, Mrs. 1833.
COYTENOR, F.E. Winn Balasyse. 30 July, 1836. 76. (See WYNN).
CRAGGS, James (removed).
CRANE, Charlotte. 1843.
CRANE, Samuel Jacob. 1845.
CROCKER, Emily. 1843.
CRODE, Mrs. Ann. April, 1829. 74.
CROFTON. (See description of vaults at end).
CURREY, Lydeas. 1843. 61.
CURREY, Miss. 1842.
DAY, Robert. 10 June, 1841. 65.
DENNS, James. 2 Aug. 1825. 74.
DODDS, Allan. 23 April, 1831. 57.
DOUGLAS. (See description of vaults at end).
DOWNS, Mrs. 27 Jan, 1837. 49.
DOWNS, Sergeant. Feb. 1841.
DOWNS, Wm. 21 June, 1834. 39.
DUFFEY, Mrs. June, 1837. 29.
EARL, Ann. 1847.
EARNEY, Geo. 31 May, 1835. 18.
EARNEY, Wm. 29 April, 1836.
EARNEY, Elizabeth. 17 Dec. 1837. 13. (Removed for alteration).
EDGAR, James. 1 Aug. 1831. 19.
ELDRIDGE. Mr. Samuel. 1785. 75.
FAIRLAMB. (See description of vaults at end).
FAIRGREAVE, Robt. (Drowned) 7 Aug. 1834.
FALKINGHAM, Thomas (Comptroller of the R.N.). 18 Sept. 1757. 77. [Tomb
mentioned by LYSON).
FARNHAM, Wm. 1832. 60.
FARNHAM, Mary. 1829. 56.
FEATHERSTONE, Rebecca C. 1799.
FIRTH, Susannah. 1847.
FISHER, James. 1846.
FISHER, Mrs. Elizabeth. 1808.
FISHER, Elizabeth. 31 Mar. 1838.
FISHER, Chas. 11 Dec. 1841. 45.
FISHER, Wm. 5 Feb. 1837. 46.
FISHINGTON, Wm. 1842. 57.
FLOYD, Wm. 2 June, 1828. 50.
FRENCH, George. 8 Jan. 1836. 30.
FRENCH, Mrs. Sarah. 1825. 29.
FRENCH, Mrs. Mar. 1832.
FRENCH, Mr. (Senr).
FRENCH, Mr. (Jnr).
GARDNER, Richard. 1842.
GEORGE, Sarah. 26 Aug. 1839. 45.
GOODHEW, John. 1845.
GORDON, Emily G. 1843.
GOUBOT, Miss Sophia. 1 Mar. 1837.
GOW, Mrs. 27 Dec. 1835. 88.
GRAMANI, Mrs. and her Sister.
GREEN, Jane. 17 May, 1837. 23.
GREEN, Margaret. 1846.
GRIGGS, Wm. 19 Jan. 1835. 65.
GRIMALDI, Mary Anne Catherine. 7 Feb. 1835. 52. (From Woolwich).
GUYMORE, 28 June, 1834.
HAMLIN, Sarah. 1846.
HAMMOND, John. 1 Aug. 1831. 72.
HAMPSHIRE, Thos. 7 May, 1837. 77.
HARDS, James. 1846.
HARMOND, Mrs. 12 May, 1826. 86.
HARPER, Elizabeth. 1842.
HATCHARD, Mrs. 29 Jan. 1837.
HAYNES, Mrs. Mary. 15 Dec. 1759.
HAYWOOD, Bridget. 1845.
HEMMING, James. 1846.
HICKS, Matthew. 3 Aug. 1841.
HINTON, Harriet. 1842. 45.
HOADS, John. 1757.
HOGE, Mr. Aug. 1825.
HOGE, Samuel. 11 May, 1836. 22.
HOGE, Isabella. 24 Oct. 1837. 27.
HOGE, Jas. 1846. 30.
HOPGOOD, Mrs. 31 Aug. 1834.
HUDSON, Mrs. Elizabeth. 10 Mar. 1841. 27.
HUDSON, Mrs. Ann. 1807. 52.
HUGGAN, Andrew. 1842.
HUMPHREYS, Abigail. 1846.
HUMPHREYS, Ann. 9 Feb. 1834.
HUSBAND, Mrs. Jane. 24 Dec. 1836. 62. (Samuel St., Woolwich).
JACKSON, Elizabeth. 15 Oct. 1840. 75.
JANIS, Mrs. 1832. 60.
JANIS, Ann. 11 Jan. 1838. 64.
JANIS, Richard. 18 Feb. 1838. 72.
JENKINS, John. 1843. 35.
JEX, Letitia Matilda. 31 July, 1836. 14.
JONES, Warren Miller. 1844.
KEMP, Elizabeth. 1844.
KERSEY, Samuel. 21 Oct. 1843. 52.
KNIGHT, Maria. 1846.
LANDON, Bartholomea & Isabella.
LANE, Catherine. 5 May, 1834. 62.
LANE, Mary. 1843.
LANGHORN, Dame Mary. 26 May, 1730. 33 (Removed).
LEE, Henry. 22 July, 1836. 46.
LEE, General Thos. 15 Sept., 1808. 73.
LINDSAY, Mrs. Ann. 20 May, 1829. 69.
LISTER, James. 1807. 29.
LONG, Sarah. 1844.
LONGLANDS. (See description of vaults at end).
LOWNES, Miss. (Vault under entrance to East of ROSKRUGE monument, now
Northern Part: BUCHANAN. Southern Part: LUARD).
LUXFORD, G. 1831. 5.
LYONS, Maria. 1844.
MACHIN, Elizabeth. 1844.
McCLEVERTY. (See description of vaults at end).
McQUEEN, Alex. 17 Sept., 1836. (Removed for alteration).
MEADOWS, Thos. and Mrs.
MEDCALF, John. (Drowned). 1846.
MERCER, Mrs. 1846.
MILBURN, Wm. (Mrs. WOOD’s brother).
MILLINGS, John. 15 Dec. 1838.
MITCHELL, Elizabeth. 1844.
MOFFAT, Mrs. Allen.
MOFFAT. (See description of vaults at end).
MONCH, Capt. Thos. 1716. (Only mentioned by LYSON).
MONTAGUE, James. 13 Feb. 1842. 42.
MOORE, Alice. 1845.
NAYLOR, Hy. 26 Jan. 1826. 80.
NEALE, Thos. 1 April, 1838. 45.
NEWMAN, Richard. 7 Oct. 1835. 79.
NEWTON, Mary. 31 Oct. 1834. 36. (St Martin’s Lane, London).
NICHOLS, Mr. James.
NICHOLS, Mrs. Ann. 3 June, 1838. 86.
NICHOLSON, James. 16 Feb. 1826. 60.
NICHOLSON, Samuel Dunbar. 8 Oct. 1834. 42.
NOBLE, Mrs. Susanna. 4 Nov. 1834. 64.
NOBLE, Ellen. 1842.
NODRUM, 30 April, 1837. 75.
NODRUM, W.H. 15 Oct. 1837.
NODRUM, H.S.A. 1845.
OGDEN, Mrs. Rachel. 1 Sept. 1835. 64.
OLD, Ann. 1842. 31.
OWEN, Elizabeth. 14 Nov. 1834. 60.
PAIGE, Clara. 9 Feb. 1742. 41.
PAIGE, Barbara. 8 Feb. 1752. 83.
PALMER, Edward. 13 Nov. 1840.
PARK, Thos. 27 May, 1836. 65.
PARKER, John. 1801. 41.
PARKS, George. 11 Sept. 1834. 34.
PAVELEY, Richard. 1845.
PAYNE, Miss Ann. 1808.
PEARCE, James. 7 Oct. 1838. 72.
PEARCE, Mrs. 1842.
PERCEVAL, Mary. 1843. (see COWAN).
PERCEVAL. (See description of vaults at end).
PERRIN, Priscilla, 1846.
PICKERNILL, Mary. Feb. 1839. 83.
PICKETT, Thos. 23 June, 1834. 84.
PICKETT, Ann. 11 Mar. 1835. 82.
PIKE, Wm. 1842.
PINNOCK, Mrs. 30 Dec. 1836. 41.
PITT, Chas. 1833. 76.
PLUCKROSE, Ann. 10 Dec. 1837. 47.
POCOCK, Elizabeth. 11 Oct. 1840. 25.
POILO, Samuel. 18 Dec. 1840. 32.
PREBBLE, Mr. John. 1795. 48.
PREBBLE, Thos. 1819.
PRICHITT, Hugh. 1831.
PRICHITT, Mrs. Elizabeth. 1840. 77.
QUANCE, Mrs. S. 23 Oct. 1836. 42.
REDMAYNE, Wm. 14 Jan. 1747.
REED, John. 1818. 68.
REED, Mrs. 24 Sept. 1836.
REED, Wm. 19 Jan. 1840.
REID, Charlotte. 13 Dec. 1833. 29.
RICES, Wm. 2 Sept. 1836.
RIDDLE, Gabriel. 1827. (Vault).
RIMER, Richard. 1768. 55.
RITCHIE, Alex J. 1846.
ROBINSON, Mrs. Ann. 23 Jan. 1736. 79. (Removed).
ROBINSON, Margaret Winifred (mother of General Robinson). 1766. 72.
ROCKET, Susan. Oct. 1836.
ROGERS, Col. Oct. 1839. (Woolwich Common).
ROOK, Samuel. 27 May 1825. 84.
ROSS, Hannah. 1843. 71.
RUSSELL, Mrs. Mary Grace. 1802. 62.
SAGER, Edwin and Sophia.
SAUNDERS, Edward. 7 Feb. 1788. 46.
SCARBOROUGH, Richard. 27 July, 1827. 70.
SCHOFIELD, Emma. 24 Jan., 1841.
SCOTSON, Joshua. 3 Feb. 1836. 54.
SCOTT, Mrs. Grace. 30 April 1833. 60.
SCRIVENS, Mr. Sept. 1832.
SCRIVENS, Mrs. Martha.
SEABROOK, Mrs. 22 Nov. 1829. 56.
SEASBY, Margaret. 3 Feb. 1836.
SHOW, Mrs. 1832.
SIBLEY, Sarah. 1844.
SIBLEY, (See Collins).
SIMPER, James. 1784. 45.
SKYRING, Wm. 1806. 40. (see 456)
SLOANE, John. 10 Dec. 1836. 62.
SMITH, Mrs. Hermi. 22 Sep. 1839. 30.
SMITH, Miss. 4 Dec. 1835. 39.
SMITH, Mrs. S. 20 May, 1827. 37. (Removed for alteration).
SMITH, Mrs. 9 Aug. 1838. 61.
SNOOKS, Rose. 10 Nov. 1839.
SPILLER, (Capt. Spiller’s children, N.E. of TURNPENNY).
STANES, Sarah Tanner. Sept. 1829.
STENTON, Richard. Oct. 1833.
STEVENSON, Robert. 28 Dec. 1776. 76. (Mentioned by LYSON).
STIDOLPH, Amelia. 30 Aug. 1835. 9.
STONE, Wm. (Drowned).
STURROCK, Mrs. 1845. 80.
SUTTON, Benjamin. 2 Sept. 1831.
SWAIN, Mr. and Mrs.
TAYLOR, Thos. 12 Dec. 1826. 56.
TAYLOR, Mary. 18 July, 1825. 53.
TAYLOR, Wm. 1834. 47.
TEBBUTT, Wm. 1843.
THAMESON, Mr. 13 Nov. 1839. 28. (St John’s, Paddington).
THOMPSON, Ralph. 1844.
THOMSON, Revd. Hy. 21 May, 1835. 56.
THURLOW, Mrs. Jan. 1825. 73.
THURLOW, Mrs. 30 April, 1837. 39.
THURLOW, Fanny Elizabeth. 10 Sept. 1837.
TOMLINS, Mary Ann. 1845.
TOWNLEY, (Junr). 1841.
TOWNLEY, Robert. 1843.
TOWNLEY, Mary Ann. 1846.
TOWNSHEND, Francis. 1845.
TRULOVE, James. 13 July, 1834. 51.
TURTLE, Mrs. Mary. 28 Sept. 1834. 64.
UNDERWOOD, Isabella. 1846.
WALLER, John. 1846.
WARD, Michael. (Found drowned). 22 Sept. 1839. 31.
WARD, Geo.H. 1846.
WATERMAN, Wm. 1830. 80.
WATSON, James. 1830. 13.
WEEKS, Matilda (dau. of Abraham Weeks). 3 May 1835.
WEST, Ann. C.E. (In HARPER’s tomb). 1843. 17.
WHEELER, Mrs. (Mr TURNER’s mother).
WHIFFIN, Esther. 1842. 68.
WHITE, Miss. 1833.
WHITE, Mrs. Job.
WHITFIELD, Mrs. Hannah. 15 Sept. 1839. 74.
WHITMAN, Julia. 1843.
WICKENDEN, Mr. and Mrs.
WIGGAN, Wm. 6 Sept. 1820. 53.
WIGHT, Geo. 8 June 1777. 65.
WIGHTWICK, Chas. 25 May, 1746. 46.
WIGTON, Wm. and John.
WIGTON, Mrs. Wm.
WILKINSON, Mr. and Mrs.
WILLARD, Mrs. Mary. 20 Feb. 1745. (Removed for alteration).
WILLIAMS, John. 25 Aug. 1836. 44. (Found drowned).
WILSON, Miss. 18 April, 1838.
WILSON, Wm. 27 Mar. 1838. 68. (Mr. BALFOUR’s coachman).
WINGFIELD, Mrs. 12 June, 1836. 91.
WOOD, Mrs. E. 14 Oct. 1838. 61.
WOODS, James. 9 Feb. 1836. 56.
WOOLLARD, Wm. 10 May, 1835. 60.
WOOTTEN, Mrs. 1842. 45.
WOOTTEN, Thos. 1846.
WYLDE, Edward. 16 Dec. 1829.
WYLDE, Caroline. 20 Dec. 1833.
WYNN, Dorothy. (Daughter of Sir John Wynn, Bt). 1 Sept. 1818. 74 (See
YOUNG, Lady. 29 May, 1838. (Woolwich Common).
Vaults in the Church.
There is no plan of the interior layout of the church
Here follows a list of the vaults in the Church exactly as given in the old
404. McCLEVERTY. In the Entrance Porch the Family Vault of Col. McCLEVERTY.
Elizabeth, wf. of Lt.-Col. Richard McCleverty, Mar. 26, 1827.
Col. McCleverty, June, 1836. 68.
Captn. McCleverty, 1845.
405. EGMONT. Family Vault of the EARL of EGMONT.
The Rt.Hon. the Earl of Egmont, Buried 1746.
Hon. C.J. PERCEVAL, buried June, 1782.
Chas. George Lord ARDEN, buried 1785.
Grace Lady Arden, buried 1787.
2nd Earl of Egmont, buried 1788.
Lady Arden, buried 1800.
Hannah Perceval, buried 1809.
Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval, buried 1812.
Lady Perceval, buried 1817.
Edward Perceval, buried 1820.
Lady TREVELLYAN, buried 1822.
3rd Earl of Egmont, buried 1827.
Countess of Egmont, buriefd 1830.
Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. CARR, buried 1832.
Lady Carr, buried 1837.
Hon. W. Carr, buried 1839.
John, 4th Earl of Egmont, buried 1840.
Countess of Egmont, buried 1845.
John Perceval, buried 1847.
Sarah Perceval, buried 1849.
Mary Perceval, buried 1851 (last interment).
406. ATKINS (now CROFTON). The Family Vault of John ATKINS. John Atkins, Esq.
Sarah Atkins, wife of John Atkins, Aug. 31, 1802. 44. Wm. Dent Atkins, son of
John and Sarah Atkins, Aug. 12, 1799, 5y. 7m. The coffins in the above vault
were removed about 1822-3, to Halsted, near Sevenoaks, Kent, and the tablet
taken away in July, 1836, by order of Mr. ATKINS. Now the Family Vault of Wm.
WHITE and F.L. CROFTON, Esqrs. Miriam Lowther Crofton, Dec. 17, 1841. 2. Miriam
Crofton, Aug. 13, 1842, 32.
407. WILSON. The Vault of Lady WILSON.
408. MOFFATT. The Brick Grave of Capt. MOFFAT, Oct. 12, 1790. 62. Sarah Moffat,
June, 1811. 72.
409. BARNETT. The Vault of Miss BARNETT, June 7, 1832. Miss BILL, May 1, 1835.
Emma Bill, 1844. 26.
410. FAIRLAMB. James FAIRLAMB, Oct. 1800. 75. Maria Fairlamb, June 13, 1805. 65.
411. DOUGLAS. Maj.-Gen. Sir John DOUGLAS. Born Oct. 12, 1762. Died March 4,
1814. 52. Lady Douglas, 1826.
412. MILLER. Maj.-Gen. James MILLER, Mar. 24, 1825. 67. Miss Jane Sarah COOPER,
Mar. 5, 1838. 58. Mrs. Jane Miller, Mar. 7, 1838. 84.
413. COLLINS. John COLLINS, 1816. 37.
414. WELLADVICE. Thos. WELLADVICE, Dec. 23, 1807. 54. Ann STURROCK, 1845.
415. RUSSELL. Thos. RUSSELL, Esq., Sept. 27, 1656 (?). 63.
416. BEARDMORE. Thos. BEARDMORE, Oct. 27, 1702. 43.
417. RICHARDS. Michael RICHRDS, Feb. 1, 1721. 48.
418. NEWTON*. Catherine NEWTON, 1629. (*This monument and that of LANGHORN
used to be side by side in the Chancel, hence the mention of the Vault after
RICHARDS instead of, as we should now expect, after MCCLEVERTY).
419. LANGHORN. The Rt. Hon. Lady Grace Viscountess of ARDMAGH, Feb. 15.
1699/1700. 69. Sir William LANGHORN, her husband. Feb. 26. 1714. 85.
420. WILSON. Sir Thos. Maryon WILSON, Bt. July 22, 1821. 48. Caroline, his 2nd
daughter, Sep. 7, 1821. 16. Spencer Maryon Wilson, Esq., 3rd son of Sir Thos.
M.W., Aug. 31, 1826. 22. Sir Thos. Maryon Wilson, May, 1869. 69.
421. GRIFFITH. John GRIFFITH, Esq., Sep. 20, 1717. 63.
422. LAPEYRASTORN. Francis Lapeyrastorn, Mar. 16, 1693. 57.
423. BALFOUR. The Vault of John BALFOUR, Esq. John Balfour, Esq. 1842. 92. Chas.
A. Balfour, 1842. 23. John MILLTHORP, 1843. 54. Henrietta Balfour, 1844. 86.
424. The Rector’s Vault.
The Hon. General PULTNEY, 1741.
Jonathan HOOPER, Esq., 1756.
The Revd. Thos. CHAMBERLAYNE, 1781.
The Revd. Thos. Chamberlayne, 1786.
Miss Sarah Chamberlayne.
Maria Francisca Chamberlayne, 1812.
Mrs. Catherine Chamberlayne, 1819.
The Revd. Thos. Chamberlayne, 1826.
Ann Francisca Chamberlayne, 1826.
A child’s coffin with no plate.
Lt. Alexander WILLOCK, 1821.
W. CONGREVE, Esq.
Thos. LONGLANDS, Esq.
Mrs. Maria STOPFORD.
Miss Louisa BULL.
Charles Edward DRUMMOND, 1831.
Mr. Jas. NISBET, 1833.
Mrs. Nisbet, 1833.
Coln. ROGERS, 1833.
Master N.K. Bull, 1833.
Master John George SANDFORD, 1834.
Master CRICKITT, 1844.
Mrs. Longlands, 1844.
The Revd. D. Longlands, 1849.
Mrs. Crickitt, 1850 (last interment).
425. CONGREVE. The Family Vault of Genl. CONGREVE. Sir Wm. Congreve, Bt., Apr.
426. SMITH. The Family Grave of John Weatherall SMITH, R.A. 1839.
Numbers in brackets refer to churchyard plan
In the year 1833 a plan of the churchyard was made, and before going to press I
made vigorous but unsuccessful efforts to discover it. It has now come to light
again, and thanks to the kindness of Major Sheppard I have been able to inspect
it. Unfortunately these remarks are too late to be included in their proper
place. Although the key to this old plan is lost we are able with the assistance
of the old notebook to clear up several difficulties.
427. At first sight there appears to be a mistake in the drawing of this old
plan, for the BRADFORD and COOPER tombs are quite near the south gate. The
churchyard has evidently been extended a little both on the west and on the
south since 1833.
428. Where the DUNBAR tomb (No.4) now stands was then a tomb marked NICHOLSON,
while the large 429. FALKINGHAM monument has entirely disappeared, the site
being occupied by that of TOWNSEND.
429. Near (12) is a monument marked "BYERS"; (14) is Mrs. Ann HUDSON,
d. 1807, aged 52 years.
On the site of 16 (RUSSELL) and 17 (RANKING) was the tomb of Ann OLD, d.
November, 1842, aged 31 years.
430. No.(20) may be STEPHENSON; but several monuments have disappeared just here
to the memory of the ARCHER, BLACKHALL, HOGE, QUANCE, WIGHT and WOOTTEN
families. The wife of Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE, and one William FORD are buried
between (34) and (36), where is now the BURNETT monument.
431. Many tombs seem to have disappeared at the corner now occupied by
Nos.(40-43), notably a large one marked "BUXTON". The following were
buried just here: Miss Sally BAKER, d. 1816, aged 21; Charlotte COLEMAN, d. Dec.
1837, aged 38; Mrs. Ann CRODE, d. Apr. 1829, aged 74; Rebecca C. FEATHRESTONE,
d. 1799; Wilhelmina LAFARGIN.
432. Near the MITFORD monument (45) was a large tomb marked "HOADS",
which seems to have disappeared as a result of the enlargement of the RICHARDSON
tomb (67). A certain Sergt. NICHOLS was also buried near this Richardson
433. Between (70) and (89) were the tombs of George PARKS, d. Sep. 1834, aged
34, and John MILLINGS, d. Dec. 1838. 74 may not be PREBBLE, as stated in text,
but may be John PARKER, d. 1801, aged 41.
434. Between (36) and (37) are buried George MILL and Mrs. DOWNS – the latter
d. Jany. 1837, aged 49.
435. Near (87) is buried Sarah GEORGE, d. August, 1839, aged 45.
436. Near (91) are buried Mrs. JAMES, d. 1832, aged 60; also Ann James, d. Jan.
1838, aged 64; also Richard James, d. Feb. 1838, aged 72 years. Also Mrs.
HOPGOOD, d. Aug. 1834; Mrs. THURLOW, d. Jany. 1825, aged 73; Mrs. Thurlow, d.
Apr. 1837, aged 39; Fanny Elizth. Thurlow, d. Sep. 1837.
437. On the south of the PERCEVAL monument were buried three people named NODRUM.
438. Near (90) are buried Mr. Samuel POILO, d. Dec. 1840, aged 32, and Mrs.
MITCHELL, d. 1844.
439. Near (97) were buried Richard ANDREWS, Mrs. Andrews, Robert DAY, d. June,
1841, aged 65 years, and Mrs. Day.
440. Near (111) are buried Harriot HINTON, d. 1842, aged 45; Mr. COPELAND, d.
441. To east of (128) lies Mrs. SEABROOK, d. Nov. 1829, aged 56.
442. Where (141) now stands are buried Mrs. BIBLER, William Newman Bibler, d.
Nov. 1837, aged 75; William WATERMAN, d. 1830, aged 80.
443. Between (142) and (143) was the tomb of Mrs. HARMOND, d. 1826, aged 86.
444. Between the MIDDLETON monument and the wall of the church, was a big grave
marked "RIDDLE" and the stone of Charlotte COLEMAN, which latter was
removed, by consent, to a position near (41), and has now disappeared.
445. Between (148) and (149) lies Esther LEGGATT, d. 1822, aged 42.
446. A large monument marked "HAYNES" has entirely disappeared from
between (151) and (152).
447. Between (156) and (158) was a large monument marked "REDMAYNE",
which has also now disappeared.
448. At the corner, near (159), lie Mrs. BOLTON, d. Nov. 1857, aged 50, and Mrs.
449. Near (161) are buried Thomas CARVER, d. 1825, aged 68, and Mrs. Carver, d.
1826, aged 68.
450. Under what was then (1833) the east wall of the church were buried several
members of the PRICKETT family.
451. Near (165) were buried Thomas and Mrs. MEADOWS and John BOYD – the latter
452. Just beyond (167) lie Mrs. WINGFIELD, d. 1836, aged 91, Mrs. ASHSTON, d.
Dec. 1826, aged 88, and several members of the HATCHARD family.
453. Owing to the extension of the church eastwards it is now impossible to
trace where many of those mentioned in the old notebook lie at this corner of
the churchyard. The following tombs, however, appear to have disappeared
altogether: Large "COWAN" monument. Solomon CORNSDALE, d. Feby. 1827,
aged 48. Mrs. Elizabeth HUDSON, d. Mar. 1841, aged 27. Mrs. Samuel ROOK, d. May,
1825, aged 84. James SIMPER, d. 1784, aged 45.
454. South of (200) lie Mrs. and Mrs. WICKENDEN.
455. North of (178) lies Thomas PARK, d. May, 1836, aged 65.
456. (217) is the grave of William SKYRING, Esq., d. 1806, aged 40. (2011-01-12
John Leslie reports that his researches indicate that William Skyring was a
Colonel in the Royal Artillery. He was married to Elizabeth Motley Austen, Janes
cousin. He left behind two daughters & his widow. He had a son William
Francis Skyring who died "young" in possibly 1804. Burial site
457. Many tombs have disappeared north of 213, notably a large "PAIGE"
monument, together with those of the Rev. William GARDNER, d. 1812, aged 70, and
Mrs. Ann NICHOLS, d. 1838, aged 86.
458. No. (251) is the tomb of the NOBLE family; Mrs Susanna Noble, d. Nov. 1834,
459. South of (253) lies Thomas HAMPSHIRE, d. May, 1837, aged 77.
460. In the space north of Nos. (265) and (283) many monuments have disappeared,
notably two large ones marked "WIGHTWICK" and "SAUNDERS".
461. No. (312) is the tomb of Catherine BLUND, d. July, 1834, aged 57.
Families connected with
The following seem to call for slight genealogical and biographical notes:
Edward Blount (portions of whose tomb still remain in the Church, namely, two
brass plates, one with inscription (as given) nailed on a pillar, and the other
with coat of arms nailed under a window on the north wall) was the second son of
Thomas Blount by his second wife, Elizabeth BALL, widow of Lawrence Ball, of
London, gent. (she was born Elizabeth HOTE, and married firstly one GAGE,
secondly Lawrence Ball as above), who on the 18th of March 1549, had purchased
the fee simple of Wricklemarsh for £400 from William GREAYE, of Reading. Edward
Blount only acquired part of the Manor of Wricklemarsh in right of his wife, the
other portion being conveyed by her son Sophony Ball, to Brian ANNESLEY, of
London. On 1st November, 1656, his son, Thomas Blount, settled it on his own son
Thomas, who, on 7th July 1669, conveyed it to Sir John MORDEN (q.v.).
We can learn very little of the various members of his family. His
eldest son, Thomas, under the title of Col. Blount, is frequently mentioned in
Evelyn’s Diary, but mostly on account of his mechanical devices, such as his
new kind of plough, and his "way-wiser" for telling the distance his
coach travelled, evidently a species of seventeenth century cyclometer. We give
one reference under 30th September, 1659, from Evelyn: "I went to Sir
William DUCIE and Col. BLOUNT, where I met Sir Henry Blount, the famous
traveller and water-drinker". [This Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) was the
third son of Sir Thomas Pope Blount, Bart., of Tittenhanger, Herts]. Col.
Thomas Blount appears to have got into trouble at the restoration. In the Cal.
State Papers, Domestic Series, 1660-61, under January 25th, we find him pleading
against an insinuation that he was not a good Royalist. As a matter of fact he
was actually clapped into prison at the restoration of KING CHARLES II. In
1661-2 William BOREMAN, of Greenwich, pleads for him to Secretary Nicholas that
at least he may have a hearing. Future events show that he evidently cleared his
character. The family of Blount is so large that we have found it almost
impossible to link up this branch with the original parent stem. Our principal
clue arises from the fact that those at Charlton incorporate the coat of
Cornwall in their arms. This Edward Blount’s grandfather (William Blount)
is mentioned by DRAKE as of Waddesley and Glose, co. Salop. This is most
probably William Blount, of Wadley and Glazeley, co. Salop. In the arms as given
on this tomb occurs the mullet, which is the differencing mark for the
descendants from a third son. Now the gentleman who fits in best with the above
William of Glazeley is William, fourth son of John Blount, of Kinlet, by Alicia,
daugher of Kynard De LA BERE, and grandson of Sir John Blount, of Sodington, who
married secondly Isabella CORNWALL, of Kinlet, daughter and heir of Sir Brian
Cornwall. But there is no certainty at present about this matter, for in 1505 we
find one, Peter Blount, the great grandson of the above Sir John Blount, of
Sodington, through his first wife, Juliana FOWLESHURST, marrying Ann, daughter
of Sir Edward Cornwall, of Burford. These Blounts at Charlton may have been
descended form a third son of this match.
General Sir William CONGREVE, first Baronet, here buried, was Comptroller of the
Royal Laboratory, and was created a Baronet 7th December, 1812. He was descended
from the Congreves of Staffordshire; the Poet and Playwright, William Congreve,
being, almost certainly, his great-uncle. He has most unfortunately been
confused with his rather more distinguished son, also General Sir William
Congreve, second Baronet, who was also Comptroller of the Royal Laboratory in
succession to his father. This latter, not the first Sir William, was in reality
the inventor of the "Congreve Rockets", which did such good service at
the battle of Leipzic, for which service he received from the Emperor Alexander
of Russia, the insignia of the Russian order of St. Anne. This latter died at
Toulouse in 1828, where he is most probably buried. In 1829 John BURKE mentions
a Sir Ralph Thomas Congreve, brother of the above Sir William, as the third
Baronet. However, there seems to be no further mention of him anywhere else.
In 1872 Debrett speaks of the Baronetcy of Congreve being in
reality extinct, because what he described as the third Baronet, namely William
Augustus, son of Sir William, second Baronet, and another son, named Frederick,
had then (1872) been lost for many years. Now (1908) there is only one of the
books of present dignities which mentions the Baronetcy, and that, strange to
say, is Burke. And by a still stranger irony, Burke, in 1907 ignores Burke of
1829 altogether, and speaks of William Augustus, third Baronet, born 1827, and
his brother, Frederick Augustus, born 1828, as "not having been heard of
for many years", thus altogether ignoring their own statement of 1829 re.
Sir Ralph Thomas Congreve.
The Proud House of CONYERS, who bore az a maunche or, were descended from
Roger of COIGNIERS, in Normandy, who was invited by William The Conqueror, near
the close of his reign, to come over to England. In 1095 William CARELIPPO, the
Prince Bishop of Durham, who held almost sovereign sway in the north, appointed
him Constable of the Castle of Durham. His son, grandson and great-grandson were
all great barons, being Lords of Horton, in York, which took their name, and
henceforth became known as Horton Conyers. The name of Conyers frequently
figures in the Rolls of Arms of the warriors who fought under the banners of
Edward III and Henry V in France and elsewhere. In 1628 John was created first
Baronet by Charles I. His grandson, Sir John Conyers, third Baronet, is the one
who became Lord of the Manor of Charlton. This gentleman’s third son was named
John, and this John may possibly be buried at Charlton in the Churchyard, for
there is a curious ornamented tomb, with cherub heads and bead-work, date 1748,
and inscription almost illegible, which although erected to the memory of one
NORTHWOOD, has another inscription at the bottom, apparently to John Conyers.
Sir John Conyers’ son, Sir Baldwin Conyers, died without issue male, thus the
Manor of Charlton was lost to the Conyers family, for the title reverted to Sir
Ralph Conyers, Baronet, a cousin of Sir Baldwin. It is sad to read that the last
Baronet, Sir Thomas Conyers, died in 1810 in great poverty in the Workhouse of
Chester-le-Street. (Burke’s "Vicissitudes of Families").
In the "Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica" is a most
interesting report on the pedigree of James CRAGGS, Postmaster General; an
extract from which we are tempted to quote. We quote from a portion of the
depositions of John Craggs, uncle of the said John Craggs: "And the
deponent farther saith that he hath seen the said arms on an antient gravestone
which belonged to their family and which was destroyed and broke to pieces by
the Scots in the time of the Civil Wars, and also that all their deeds and
principal writings were lost and destroyed by hiding them in boxes under ground
from the outrage of the Scots which this deponent very well remembers, by which
means the evidences of their family was totally or almost all quite lost, and
further this deponent saith not". (Signed) "John Craggs".
The James Craggs here buried has also been the subject of much
confusion. We have frequently seen him referred to in local books as the
Secretary of State, whereas in reality he was Postmaster General, as stated on
his tomb, his son being the rather famous Secretary of State. Horace WALPOLE,
Old Peter LE NEVE, the antiquary, and others have been unnecessarily caustic
about his antecedents. [Walpole, of course, thought it great presumption that
James Craggs the younger, the Secretary of State, should "contest a
seat" against the all-powerful Sir Robert Walpole, hence the reason for his
sarcasm, while with poor old Le Neve it was different, for to him greatness
consisted entirely in yards of pedigree, which Craggs certainly had not].
However, the fact remains that his father, Anthony Craggs, was a country squire
at Wolsingham, Co. Durham, with quite an appreciable amount of landed property,
and although the Lady Mary Wortley MONTAGU speaks of this James Craggs the elder
as "footman to the old
466. DUCHESS of NORFOLK", this statement admits of considerable softening.
It most probably in this instance means Steward or Land Agent for the very vast
estates of the House of Norfolk. We find mention of several members of this
family as settled in County Durham. Hasted tells us that the grandfather of
Anthony CRAGGS was settled at Landew and Wiserley, and we have discovered some
of the Craggs family about this time (1700-1750) occupying the Manor of
Seaton-Carrow, in this same County of Durham, and described as yeomen.
The subject of this note, James Craggs the elder, finds a place in the "Dictionary
of National Biography". He was a man of remarkable energy and ability,
which was spoilt by an all-consuming avarice. He heaped up a vast fortune, said
to be over a million and a half of money, with which he hoped his son would
become great, but alas for all his hopes his only son caught the small-pox and
died (1721), and James the elder soon died too – it is said by his own hand.
His son, James Craggs the younger, was a man of much more mark than
his father, possibly because he had a more liberal education at the Courts of
Hanover and Turin. He certainly was employed on some most important negociations,
and although he has many detractors his praises have been loudly sung by his
supporters. Alexander Pope was unfailing in his unstinted admiration of him, and
laboured incessantly for the erection of the tomb in Westminster Abbey over his
remains. He was said to be an exceedingly handsome man of most commanding
presence. He died of small-pox as stated above (1721). He also finds a place in
the "Dictionary of National Biography" (q.v. for further
particulars of both).
And here let us venture to clear up another popular local error. We
are frequently told that the Earls of St Germans derive from Edward ELIOT, of
Port Eliot, who married Elizabeth Craggs. They do not. They derive from Edward
Eliot, of Port Eliot (1727-1804), who was the son of Richard Eliot, of Port
Eliot, by Harriot, illegitimate daughter of James Craggs the younger. This
Harriot was married at the age of thirteen to Richard Eliot, and after his death
she married a HAMILTON, and became the mother of John James, MARQUIS of
ABERCORN. Like her father, she was celebrated for her good looks. Richard Eliot
was a brother of the first-mentioned Edward Eliot (see Vivian’s
"Visitation of Cornwall").
There is much confusion with regard to the Cunninghams in the days of the early
Stuarts, as James I seems to have attracted several gentleman of that name from
Scotland to seek their fortune in London. This Sir David CUNNINGHAM, of London,
Kt. and Bart., apparently died without issue, and by his will he left "Sir
David Cunningham of Robertland Kt. and Bart. my honoured kinsman" his
universal legatee. We wonder if he was related to the David Cunningham who was
incumbent of Charlton about this time. They are both buried in Charlton Church,
and one of them evidently presented the pulpit, which bears the arms of
There is the description of the very grand funeral accorded to this
distinguished soldier in the "Gentleman’s Magazine", volume 84,
page 413, but beyond informing us of the manner of his death and burial it
does not much increase our knowledge of the man. Dr. BORTHWICK, who is described
as a relation, was chief mourner, although an Admiral DOUGLAS is mentioned among
those present. [Note: In August of same year another Maj.-Genl. Douglas, son
of W. Douglas, of Bryton, Scotland, died at Narbonne of a wound received at
Sir William DUCIE, Bart., was second son of Sir Robert Ducie, Bart., Alderman of
London, created Baronet 1629, by Charles I. His elder brother, Sir Richard Ducie,
Bart., a great Royalist, had his estates sequestrated in 1643, and died,
unmarried, 7th March 1656-7, and was buried at Tortworth. Sir William Ducie,
Bart., succeeded to the title, and was created after the Coronation of Charles
II, 1661, Baron Cloncy and Viscount Downe. He married Frances, daughter and
co-heir of Francis SEYMOUR, first Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, and died at
Charlton, 9th September 1679. His nephew, Sir William Ducie, Bart., died in the
Fleet Prison, 1691, leaving his brother, Robert Ducie, of Islington, heir to the
Baronetcy, but he died, unmarried 1703, and thus the title became extinct.
Sir Augustus Simon FRAZER (1776-1835), Colonel, was only son of Col. Andrew
Frazer, and grandson of George Frazer. His mother was Charlotte DURNFORD. He was
born at Dunkirk. Became gentleman cadet at Woolwich, 1792. In 1793, at age of
17, he joined Duke of York in Flanders. He was present at battles of Nouveaux,
Cateau Cambrésis, Tournay and Boxtel. In 1799 he served in the expedition to
the Helder and at the battle of Bergen. In 1807 he commanded the artillery in
the assault on Buenos Ayres. Served on Wellington’s staff in Peninsular Wars.
Was present at Salamanca and Osma, and at the battle of Vittoria and the siege
of San Sebastian, also at the battle of Toulouse. In 1815 he commanded the
Artillery under Wellington, in Belgium, and by bringing nine-pounders into
action instead of the old six-pounders, very much increased the effect produced
by the English guns at Waterloo. This was his last engagement. He died at
Woolwich, 1835. * See "Dictionary of National Biography".
Sir William GOSSET was second son of Matthew Gosset, of Bagot, Jersey, by
Elizabeth HILGROVE. His great-uncle was Isaac Gosset (1713-1799), who was such a
wonderful modeller of portraits in wax, even as his uncle, Matthew Gosset, had
been before him (for these two artists see "Dictionary of National
Biography"). Sir William was M.P. for Truro and Under-Secretary of
State in Ireland; he was afterwards Sergeant-at-Arms to the House of Commons,
till his death in 1848. He married, Gertrude, daughter of Thomas DANIELL, of
Trelissick, Cornwall, by whom he had a son, Sir Ralph Allen Gossett, who was
also Sergeant-at-Arms to the House of Commons.
Sir Thos. HISLOP was third and youngest son of Lieut.-Col. William Hislop, R.A.,
who died at Woolwich, 1779. His two elder brothers were killed in India. The
active service which he saw is mostly detailed upon his tomb. He was created a
Baronet 2nd November 1813. He seems to have behaved with considerable severity
in India, and though defended in the House of Parliament by the Duke of
Wellington his action at the Fort of Talner was never satisfactorily explained.
After his signal victory over the rebellious Mahrattas at Mabridpore he arrived
before the Fort of Talner, and on the refusal of the Mahratta Governor of the
fort to surrender, he stormed the fort, hanged the governor as a rebel, and put
the garrison of 300 to the sword.
Sir William LANGHORNE (1629-1715) was son of William Langhorne, East India
Merchant, probably descended from the Langhornes of Layston, Herts., who were
themselves a branch of the Langhornes of Fryers, Bedfordshire. He was admitted
to the Inner Temple on 6th August, 1664. He succeeded to his father’s East
India trade, and was created Baronet, 1668. In 1670 he became Governor of Madras
in succession to Sir William Winter. He left Madras in 1677, after seven years
of difficult work in keeping the balance between England and France out there.
He purchased the Manors of Charlton and Hampstead, and settled down in the
former, dying at the ripe age of 85, and by his will leaving much of his wealth
in a species of "Queen Anne’s Bounty" bequest for augmenting poor
livings. Charlton, at least, will always preserve the memory of his
benefactions, for he left one thousand pounds to augment the living and money to
build and endow a school. *See "Dictionary of National Biography".
474. MIDDLETON, of Belsay, Northumberland
There is a good account of this family in Cokayne’s Complete Baronetage,
Vol.3. The fourth Baronet, Sir William Lambert MIDDLETON, married Anne,
widow of Warner PERKINS, hence the reason for his burial at Charlton in the
vault of St. Quentin Bladen Perkins. It is interesting to note that he was the
grandson of the famous (or infamous) General Lambert, of Cromwell’s Army, his
father, Sir John Middleton, having married Frances, daughter and heir of John
LAMBERT, of Carlton, in Craven, Yorks., and son of General John Lambert
aforesaid (died 1683, aged 64).
"Gentleman’s Magazine, 1790: "At Charlton, Kent, James MOFFAT,
Esq., Director of East India Company. He was the oldest Commander in the
Service, and would have had to be out of the direction by rotation in April
No monograph of Charlton, however brief, should omit to mention Sir John MORDEN,
Bart., who founded the well-known charity called "Morden College",
which has always been so intimately connected with Charlton, standing as it does
on a portion of the land forming the Old Manor of Wricklemarsh. Sir John was
himself a Londoner, being only son of George
477. MORDEN, of St. Bride’s, citizen and goldsmith, by Martha, daughter of
Thomas HARRIS of London, but he came of a Suffolk family, whose pedigree is
traced in Volume II of Mr J.J. Muskett’s well-known book. He entered into
trade with the Turks at Aleppo. He was created a Baronet in 1688, and was M.P.
for Colchester, 1695. He married Susan, daughter of Joseph BRAND of Edwardstone,
Suffolk, and died without issue, 1708, aged 86, leaving nearly all his fortune
to found "Morden College" for decayed Turkey Merchants.
Sir Adam NEWTON, Bart., who rebuilt the Church, is described in the deed of
transfer of Charlton Manor to himself from Sir James ERSKINE, as Adam Newton, of
Richmond, co. Surrey. We have failed altogether to trace his antecedents, but we
are told in the "Dictionary of National Biography" that he was
a native of Scotland. In early life he was a teacher at the College of St.
Maixant, in Poitou. In 1600 he returned to Scotland, and was appointed tutor to
Prince Henry, son of James VI of Scotland. In 1605 he married the daughter of
Lord Keper PUCKERING, and, though a layman, was presented to the Deanery of
Durham the same year. In 1606 he purchased the Manor of Charlton, and built a
"goodly brave house" there. In 1610 Henry, Prince of Wales, was given
a separate household, and Adam Newton was appointed Secretary. On the death of
Prince Henry, in 1612, he was made Treasurer to Prince Charles, and in 1620 he
sold the Deanery of Durham and was created a Baronet. After Charles I’s
accession he became Secretary to the Council, and in 1628 Secretary to the
Marches of Wales, which last was a very lucrative post. He died 1629. He was a
very learned scholar in Latin and Greek, and wrote several books in those
languages. His son, Sir Henry Newton, the famous Royalist, came into the large
estates of his uncle, Sir Thomas Puckering, in Warwickshire and elsewhere, and
assumed the name and arms of Puckering. He died at the Priory, Warwick, in 1701,
aged 83, and was buried with the Puckerings, in St. Mary’s Church, Warwick. He
kept open house for all poor Cavaliers who had been beggared in the Royal cause.
These Puckerings must on no account be confused with the Pickerings, of whom the
most famous, Sir John PICKERING, is buried at St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate,
London. On the death of Sir Henry PUCKERING-NEWTON the baronetcy became extinct.
This distinguished old General, who lost his leg at Waterloo, was a familiar
figure in Charlton for many years. He was second son of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker
(1739-1807, Knighted on April 21st, 1779) and younger brother of Vice-Admiral
Hyde Parker (1784-1854). His youngest brother, Harry Parker, fell fighting for
his country at Talavera, and so did his nephew, Captain Hyde Parker, who
commanded the "Firebrand" in its attack on the Russian forts at the
mouth of the Danube in 1854, and was killed in the action. His grandfather,
Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, Bart., was a still more distinguished naval
commander. The title had been created in 1681, in favour of Hugh Parker,
Alderman of London, with special remainder to his nephew, Henry Parker, of
Honington, Co. Warwick, who married Margaret, daughter of Alexander HYDE, Bishop
of Salisbury, and first cousin of the first Earl of Clarendon. This Sir Henry
was grandfather to Sir Hyde Parker, Bart. The title descended through Sir Harry
Parker, Bart., of Melford Hall, Suffolk, elder brother of Admiral Sir Hyde
The family of PERCEVAL have had a very long connection with Charlton. In 1766 an
Act of Parliament was passed to enable John JONES and Margaretta Maria, his
wife, late Margaretta Maria WELLER, to grant a long lease of the Manor, and the
Percevals accordingly became tenants, with the result that many of them are
buried here, and hence it is that Charlton Church enshrines the mortal remains
of that great and celebrated statesman, the Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval. The
connection of the Percevals with Charlton, however, begins much earlier than
1766, for in 1757 Catherine, first wife of the second EARL of EGMONT, was buried
here, and from that time onwards many of the Percevals have found a last resting
place here, In fact, all the Earls of Egmont and most of their Countesses, and
the connection with Charlton seems hardly yet severed, for the sixth Earl and
his Countess were buried in Charlton Cemetery in 1874 and 1870 respectively.
[Burke, in his "Landed Gentry of Ireland", mentions a
Brigadier-General Michael RICHARDS who died 1721 unmarried, and who was fourth
son of Col. Solomon Richards, of Solsborough, co. Wexford, and died October,
1691, and was buried in Westminster Abbey 6th of that month. His wife was
Abigail, daughter of Henry GODDARD, of Deptford and Chatham. This coincidence
would certainly be worth investigating to discover the early history of the
family to which the Charlton Michael Richards belonged].
Michael Richard (1673-1721) was one of three very distinguished
brothers, sons of Jacob Richards. His sister Elizabeth married the Rt. Hon.
James CRAGGS, the elder, the Postmaster-General, whose monument is in the
chancel of Charlton. He and his two brothers were distinguished not only for
their great bravery but also for their remarkable talent in military
engineering. Jacob, the eldest, was sent to Hungary to "survey, learn, and
observe the fortifications", and he made many very valuable discoveries
about explosives. He also did good work in Ireland at the siege of Carrickfergus
and the battle of the Boyne, and later, in Flanders, with his brother Michael at
the battle of Steinkirk. He was appointed Third Engineer of the Kingdom, and
died in 1701. John, the next brother, saw service with the Venetians, and in the
Polish and Portuguese armies. In 1706 he was sent by Marlborough into Spain, and
became Governor of Alicant, where he was besieged. He sustained the siege for
four months, and no relief came, and when the enemy invited him to inspect the
mine they had dug under his fortifications he sent his engineer, and finding
there really was a mine he wrote to his brother about the troops to be sent to
his succour, ending "Good night, Micky, God send us a merry meeting".
Four days afterwards the enemy fired the mine and John Richards perished,
Michael, the youngest, whose monument is such a prominent object in
our Church, was the most distinguished soldier of the three. He was a great
favourite with John CHURCHILL, the all-conquering Duke of MARLBOROUGH. When he
was only eighteen years of age he was fighting under his brother Jacob in
Ireland, and a year later was present in Flanders at the battles of Steinkirk
and Landen. At twenty-two he was wounded at the siege of Namur. In 1696, when
only twenty-three, his engineering genius was recognized, and he was appointed
Chief Engineer and Commander-in-Chief to the Expedition to Newfoundland. In 1704
he joined Marlborough in the Netherlands, and was present at the battles of
Schellenberg and Blenheim. In 1706 he was again in action at Ramilies, and
carried the despatches after the battle from MARLBOROUGH to the Queen. He
behaved with splendid bravery at the defeat at Almanza, covering the retreat of
the sick and wounded. His genius in bridge-building made his services of unique
value to Marlborough, and on more than one occasion he saved the situation by
the rapid construction of a bridge. On 9th December, 1710, came the crowning
effort of his pluck. He had now been fighting for over two years in Spain,
having arrived there before the sad death of his brother John, whom he was too
late to save, in March, 1709. The English Artillery, under RICHARDS, arrived
with von Staremberg’s Army at Brehuega just half-an-hour too late, for
Stanhope had been forced to surrender. However, they joined battle with Vendome,
who had 20,000 men with him, and after a hard fight, lasting an hour-and-a-half,
during which Richards’ train was almost annihilated, the English won. This was
Richards’ last fight. He returned home September, 1711, and was appointed
Chief Engineer of Great Britain, and spent his time visiting Portsmouth,
Plymouth, Sheerness, etc. In 1720 he was instrumental in forming the Royal
Military Academy at Woolwich. He died 5th February, 1721, and his three nieces,
daughters of his sister, by James CRAGGS the elder, erected the ridiculous
monument over his remains in Charlton Church, by which he seems best known.
Drake tells us that this Robert De VERE was third son of John de Vere, fifteenth
Earl of Oxford, who died 1539, and was present at his father’s funeral. He is
not, however, mentioned by Brooke in the list of this nobleman’s sons. But
John de Vere married the heiress of the TRUSSELS, Lords of the Manor of
Shottisbrooke, so this would fit in well with the appointment of this Robert de
Vere to be Lay Rector of Shottisbrooke College. He died in 1598, so if he was
present at his father’s funeral in 1539 he must have been a very old man when
he died. He describes himself in his will as of Wricklemarsh, but he does not
appear to have been Lord of that Manor, which probably by the 16th century had
several houses in it, as it stretched much in the direction of the village of
There is a very interesting account of the early history of the ancestry of Sir
Spencer Pocklington MARYON-WILSON, Bart. (now Lord of the Manor of Charlton,
Kent, and of Hampstead and other places) to be found in Old Thomas Wotton’s
Baronetage. From this we gather that the family is descended from Thomas Wilson,
of Elton, in Yorkshire (?) who in 1250 bore sable, a wolf salient and in
chief three estoiles or, even as the Wilsons of Charlton do to-day. His
great grandson, Anthony Wilson, of Elton, married a daughter of John PROFIT, of
Pocklington, *Yorks. (*The present Baronet, however, derives its name of
POCKLINGTON from his mother, who was a daughter of Rev. H.S. Pocklington).
Again, Anthony’s great grandson, Thomas Wilson, of Elton, had two sons,
William Wilson, of Stroby, Lincoln, and Edmond Wilson, of Tockwith.
We are not going to deal with the numerous ramifications of this
very large family of Wilson, which, if properly done, would fill many weighty
volumes, but we wish to explain a little matter in Drake’s Hasted which seems
to demand some explanation, for it conveyed to our minds a wrong impression
which we have since been able to correct, and might also do so to others. It is
an unintentional result of condensation. Most of the people living in the
neighbourhood of Charlton talk loosely of the WILSON family as being descended
from a very worthy and learned man of Queen Elizabeth’s day, to wit, Sir
Thomas Wilson, or Dr. Thomas Wilson, and those who have had the pleasure of
visiting Charlton House are shown his portrait. Now this Dr. Thomas Wilson was
certainly a cousin of the first Baronet, as we will presently show, and,
moreover, he was in every respect a most worthy and learned man (see
"Dictionary of National Biography"), but he is NOT the infamous
Sir Thomas Wilson mentioned in the note on page 123 of Drake’s Hasted, who
behaved in such a devilish manner to the great Sir Walter RALEIGH; and, after
looking through many genealogical books, we do not believe that this latter was
any relation at all to the worthy old Doctor, Dr. Thomas Wilson, whose biography
in the Dictionary above-mentioned makes most interesting reading, was the
great-great-grandson of William Wilson, of Stroby, aforementioned, while Sir
William Wilson, first Baronet, was fifth in descent from Edmond Wilson, of
Tockwith, brother of William Wilson, of Stroby. John Wilson, of Fletching,
father of Sir William Wilson, first Baronet, was a lawyer of considerable note.
He married Mary, daughter of Thomas GARDENER, and his mother was the daughter of
William SMITH, of Dringhouses, near York (see later, large coat of arms under
Sir. Thomas. MARYON-WILSON’s monument). Sir William Wilson was a Cavalier
of considerable distinction, and several of his cousins fought in the Royal
cause, his cousin Charles being slain at the King’s side t the battle of
Naseby. The future history of the Baronetcy is given in many books of present
dignities, but it is noteworthy to remark that recent publications of the
Historical Manuscripts Commission have thrown much new light on the services
rendered by General Sir Thos. Spencer Wilson, sixth Baronet, in the
Anglo-Hanoverian War, especially at the battle of Minden, in 1759.
few brief (sic) notes concerning the Manor of Charlton, near Woolwich,
The name Charlton, Cherleton, or Coerl-ton, the settlement of the Coerls, or
husbandmen, is not unnaturally a very common one for our English Villages. It
occurs no less than four times in the County of Kent alone. Hence the necessity
for more closely designating the neighbourhood which forms the subject of these
The earliest reference to this Manor as a separate entity is found in the
It is as follows: Wills filius Ogerii
ten’ de ep’o Cerletone. p uno solin se detd. T’ra.e.v.car. In dnio e. i.
7 xiii.uill’I bnt. iii. car. Ibi. ii. serni. 7 viii. ac. p’ti. Silna.v.porc’.T.R.E.
7 post. 7 modo ual’.vii.lib. Hanc t’ra
tenner de rege.ii.frs p.iibus maneriis Goduin 7 Aluuard.
And is thus translated*:
William, son of OGER, holds, of the Bishop, Cerletone. It answers for one
suling. There is the arable land of five teams. In demesne there is one team and
thirteen villans have three teams. Two slaves there. And eight acres of meadow.
Wood of five hogs. In the time of King Edward, and afterwards, and now, it is
worth seven pounds. Two brothers held this land of the King for two manors,
Goduin and Aluuard.
* We give Larking’s translation, which, though not so
picturesque, is much more literal than that of Daniel
[Note: Money as mentioned in Doomsday is generally estimated
at about thirty times its present value (1908).
There is much difference of opinion with regard to the various measures of land
in the Doomsday Survey. It is usually thought that the Norman "Carucate"
of land was the amount of land one plough and team could manage in one year;
while the Saxon "Hide" is estimated at about 120 acres.
The Kentish "Suling" as a unit of land has given rise to
endless discussion. There is a most able and scholarly account of it to be found
in "Feudal England" by that very eminent authority. J.H. ROUND].
From the above account we gather that King William gave the Manor of
Charlton to his half-brother ODO, Bishop of Bayeux; under whom it was held by
William Fitz OGER.
It afterwards came into the possession of Robert BLOET, Bishop of
Lincoln, the King’s Chancellor, who gave it to the monks of Bermondsey.
The original grant is not now to be found, but among the Cottonian
MSS. at the British Museum, in the volume called Claudius A VIII, is a MS.* [Early
16th Century] consisting of sixteen closely written pages, all in one very
neat handwriting, and written on both sides of the paper. This is called by
Dugdale the "Chronicle of Bermondsey", and we extract the following
Robertus Lincoln episcopus salutem.
Novent universitas vestra quod ego, pro salute domini mei Willelmi, Anglorum
regis, et pro salute animarum patris et matris meae, et pro salute animae
fratris mei, Baiocencis episcopi etc, concessi monachis de Bermundes Charletonam
sicut frater meus Baiocensis episcopus tenuit et similiter ego tempore Willelmi
Regis, et patris sui. Testibus, Eudone dapifero, Roberto de Ver, magello de
Maundeville, Wellelmode de Albereio, Roberto de Wardic, et aliis.
Translation: Robert, Bishop
of Lincoln, sends greeting. Let your Body take knowledge that for the salvation
of my Lord William, King of England, and for the soul’s weal of my Father and
Mother, and for the salvation of the soul of my brother, the Bishop of Bayeux,
etc., I have made over to the monks of Bermondsey, Charleton, just as my
brother, the Bishop of Bayeux, held it and likewise myself in the days of
William the King and of his Father. Witnesses: EUDO, Master of the House,
Robert de VERE, Magillus de MAUNDEVILLE, Willelmodes de ALBERIUS, Robert de
WARDIC, and Others.
And now King William Rufus ratifies this gift in the following words:
Willelmus Rex Anglorum, Anselmo
Archiepiscopo et G. Episcopo Roffensi et H. dapifero, et omnibus fidelibus suis
Francigenis and Anglicis, salutem. Sciates me concessisse donum quod fecit
Robertus Cancellarius meus videlicet episcopus Lincoln de manerio suo de
Cherletona quod dedit pro salute animae nostrae ecclesiae sancti Salvatoris de
Bermundsey et volo ut monachis praedictae ecclesiae iter honorifici et pacifice
teneant sicut Baiocensis episcopus et Robertus predictus melius tenuerunt
tempore patris mei et meo tempore. Teste episcopo Willelmo Dunelmiensi.
[Note: "G. Episcopo Roffensi" refers to Gundulph,
Bishop of Rochester, the renowned castle-building Bishop, much of whose work
still remains at the Tower of London, in both the Castle and Cathedral at
Rochester, and in the St. Leonards Tower at Malling.
"H. dapifero" may refer to Hugh, Earl of Shrewsbury, or
possibly to Hugh de Lacy].
Translation: William, King of the English, to Anselm the Archbishop, and
to G. Bishop of Rochester and H. Master of the House, and to all his faithful
lieges, French-born and English, greeting.
Ye must know that We have given our consent to the gift which Robert our
Chancellor, to wit the Bishop of Lincoln, hath bestowed of his Manor of Charlton
in that he gave it for our soul’s weal to the Church of Saint Saviour in
Bermondsey, and we desire that the monks of the aforesaid Church walk honourably
and peacefully even as the Bishop of Bayeux and the aforesaid Robert have walked
excellently in the time of our Father and in our own time.
Witness: William, Bishop of Durham.
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Robert BLOET was promoted to the See of Lincoln in 1092, and William
CARELIPPO, Bishop of Durham, died in 1095. Hence we can approximate to the dates
of the above documents.
The new Monastery of Bermondsey, which was founded about this time by Alwin
CHILD, had evidently not yet received its first Charter from the King, for in
that document* we find mention of the Manor of Charlton among the lands
belonging to the Monastery. This was still, however, in the reign of William
Rufus, who himself granted this first charter for some monks form La Charité
sur Loire to found a Priory at Bermondsey, which afterwards became such a great
and powerful abbey. Henry I confirmed his predecessor’s charter to these
monks, and again we have the mention of the Manor of Charlton among the
ever-increasing list of their lands.
And now we regret that we have been unable to break the silence of
over a century by the discovery of any documents relating definitely to this
Charlton. But in the year 1241 (25 Henry III) a "Quo Warranto" writ
was issued against the Prior of Bermondsey to show cause why he had erected a
gallows at Charlton, and the twelve jurors were amerced for concealing the
fact**. But the men of Charlton were evidently determined not to submit tamely
to be fined again for the Prior of Bermondsey’s misdeeds, for in the 7 Ed. I
(1278) we find another Jury of Charlton men notifying *** the Court that the
Prior had again erected his "gallows tumbril, and pillory" and
committed sundry other misdemeanors at Charlton, whereon the Prior produced a
charter from King Henry II giving him all sorts of privileges, which were duly
admitted. We wonder where this Charter of Henry II is now.
The next document of great interest in connection with this manor is to be found
in the great Charter Roll of the nation now preserved in the Record Office. The
date of it is 1268 (53 Henry III). It is as follows:
Pro Priore et Conventu de Bermundesaia.
Henricus Dei Gratia, etc. Archiepiscopis, etc. Sciatis nos concessisse et hac
carta nostra confirmasse dilectis nobis in Christo Priori et Conventu de
Bermundesaia quod illi et successores imperpetuum habeant unum mercatum singulis
septimanariis per diem Lune apud manerium suum de Cherleton in Comitatu Kancia
et unam feriam ibidem singulis annis per tres dies durante videlicet in Vigilia
et in die et in crastino Sancte Trinitate nisi mercatum illud et feria illa sint
ad nocumentum vicinorum mercatorum et vicinarum feriarum. Quare volumus etc
sicut predictum est. Hiis testibus Henrico de Alamannico nepote nostro, Roberto
Walerando, Roberto de Briwes, Johanne de Cobham, Rudulpho de Bakepuz, Willellmo
Belet, Galfrido de Percy, Willelmo de Fawkham, Gilberto filii Hugonis,
Bartholomeo le Bigod et aliis, Datum per manum Regis apud Westmonasterio decimo
* Noverit onmium fidelium
posteritas quod ego Willelmus Rex Anglorum pro anima mea et anima patris mei
Willelmi Regis, cui ego successi in regno, dedi Deo et monachis de Caritate
ecclesiam sancti Salvatoris de Bermondesia simul et ipsam Bermondesiam cum
omnibus appenditiis suis, jure pertetuo possidendam, ab omnibus rebus et
consuetudinibus liberam et quietam. Concedo etiam eis et confirmo quicquid alii
quibuslibet rebus videlicet Cerletonam cum appenditiis suis quam donavit eis
Robertus Lincolniae episcopus ecclesiam vero de Hardwicke cum terra ipsi
ecclesiae adjacenti, et decima villae praenominatae decimamque de Opetona quam
Winebaldus de Baalun dedit eis ecclesiam quoque de Omineia terramque et decimam
ejusdem cum aliis decimis de Estentona et Alvinetona quas dedit eis Odo de
Terone miles ejusdem Winebaldi: scilicet et decimam de Fyfidre quam eis dedit
Rogerus miles Johannes filii Waleranni, Concendente eodem Johanne; necnon duas
hidas terrae de Estenas quas Walterius filius Ausgerii eis dedit; similiter
terram de Hoddesdona quam Petrus de Sancto Olapho dedit eis sicut ipse eam
melius teniut in tempore patris mei: quicquid etiam donatum est illis apud
Londinariam in ecclesii aut in decimis, aut in domibus, aut in terries, aut in
aliis quibuslibet rebus tam in civitate quam extra civitatem scilicet in
nemoribus, in pratis, in molendinis, in piscariis, et in omnibus rebus.
Volo itaque atque praecipio ut monachi Bermondesiae omnes
possessiones suas et omnes res suas bene, et liberè, et in pace, et honorifice
Willelmus nutu Dei Rex Anglorum sigillo confirmavit haec et
corroboravit. (Signum): Will Regis, Henrici haec laudantis fratris ejus,
Walkelini Lundoniensi episcopi, Osmundi Epis Salis, Johanis de Sumbresatta,
Eudone dapiferi, Rotgeri de Novant, Rotgeri Bicel, Petridi Valonis, Richardi
Delamera, Alwyni, ecclesiam S. Salvatoris, una cum rege, in anima monachorum de
Caritate, Ricardi, silicet Osberti, atque Vinbaldi qui aderant emancipantes
Letaldus scripsit et subscripsit feliciter. Amen.
Translation: Be it known to all faithful men for all time, that I,
William, King of the English, for my soul’s weal and that of my Father King
William, whom I succeeded in this kingdom that I have given to God and the monks
of "Charity" the Church of St. Saviour of Bermondsey and with it
Bermondsey itself and all its appendages as a possession with perpetual right
free and undisturbed by any tolls or customary exactions. I yield this to them
in addition to whatever gifts others have made with whatever conditions, and I
ratify those gifts, viz., Charlton and its appendages, which Robert, Bishop of
Lincoln, granted to them, also the Church of Hardwicke with the ground adjoining
the church and the tithes of the forenamed village, with the tithes of Upton
which Winebald de Baalun gave them, also the Church of Omeney and its land and
tithes, with other tithes of Estenton and Alvineton which Odo de Tirone, a
knight of the same Winebald, gave them, and also the tithes of Fyfield which
Roger, a knight of John the son of Waleran, gave them with the said John’s
permission, as well as two hides of land in Easton which Walter the son of
Ausger gave them, and likewise the land at Hoddesdon which Peter of St. Olave
gave them even as he had the goodwill of it in the time of my Father.
Whatever was granted to them of land in London, either in churches,
tithes, houses, land, or any other property, whether in the city or without the
bounds, as in parks or meadows, mills or fisheries, or any other property (I
confirm the grant).
Such is my will, and I charge that the monks of Bermondsey shall
enjoy the possession of their property and all their wealth fairly and freely in
peace and honour.
William, by the will of the Almighty king of the English, confirms
and ratifies these presents with his seal. (Here follow the seals of the
**. Prior de Bermundeseye summonitus
fuit ad respondendum domino Regi de placito quo warranto clausulam habere visum
franci plegii emendas assise panis et cerevisie fracte trebuchet tumbrelas
furcas et infangenethef in manerio suo de Cherleton.
Et Prior per attornatum suum venit et dicit quod ipse invenit ecclesiam suam
inde seisitum et quod ipse et omnes predecessores sui semper hujusque a tempore
quo memoria non existit continue usi sunt libertatibus predictis etc et de hoc
point se super patriam.
Et Galfridus de Hertspol qui sequitur pro rege similiter petit quod inquiratur
etc. Ideo fiat inde Jurata etc. Jurata hundredi de Blakeheth dicunt super
sacrementum suum quod predictus Prior et omnes predecessores sui semper hujusque
a tempore quo non existat memoria sine interruptione usi sunt libertatibus
predictis sicut predictus Prior dicit. Ideo predictus Prior inde sine die salvo
Jure Regis, etc.
Translation: The Prior of Bermondsey was summoned to give answer before
the Lord King concerning the decree by warrant of which he was alleged to have a
licence and right of Frankpledge, a right to claim compensation for any
violation of the assize of bread and ale, a control of gallows and jurisdiction
over thieves caught within the boundaries of his Manor at Charlton.
The Prior was represented by his attorney, who pleaded that the
Prior had found his Church possessed of these privileges and that he and all his
predecessors had always hitherto from time immemorial enjoyed the said
privileges, and on this account he appealed to the State for protection.
Galfridus de Hartspool followed on the King’s behalf and likewise
pleaded that enquiry should be made. So it was decided to appoint a jury for the
purpose. The Jury of the Hundred Court of Blackheath declared on oath that the
said Prior and all his predecessors always hitherto had enjoyed the said
privileges from time immemorial as the said Prior had claimed. And so the said
Prior was allowed the use of these privileges without limit imposed provided the
King’s rights wee not infringed.
***. Idem Prior clamat habere has
libertates subscriptas per cartas Regis Henrici senilis Regis Henrici secundi et
Regis Henrici tercii videlicet quod ipse et successores sui quieti sint de
scotto et scottis geldis et auxiliis forestariae percis claudendis et sartis
viceniti schyris et hundredorum placitis et theoloniis et ab omnibus querelis
consuetudinariorum sacca et socca thol et them et infangenethef. Clamant eciam
habere per easdem cartas in maneriis suis in Cherletona, Rylewg, Werlingham, et
Waddon furcas curiam suam de libertatibus septimanariis in tres septimanarias
visum franci plegii bis per annum et assisam panis et cerevisiae. Et quod hujus
modis libertates ipse et predecessores sui usi sunt a tempore quo non existat
memoria et quod nichil super dominum Regem vel antecessores suos petunt quod
inquiratur per patriam.
Et milites at hoc electi dicunt super sacrementum suum quod predictus Prior et
predecessores sui plene usi sunt predictis libertatibus et quod nichil
occuparerunt seu usurparerunt super dominum Regem vel antecessores suos postea (preteriae?)
hoc quod perferunt veredictum suum in hec verba. Dicunt quod Prior de
Bermundesey habet in manerio suo de Cherletona liberam curiam suam de tenentibus
suis furcas infangenethef saccae socca et alias libertates quas clamat. Itan
tamen quod tenentes sui venient ad tumum vicecomitati bis per annum et si, non
venient vicecomitatus amerciatur eos, Dominus Rex habet amerciamenta et dicti
similiter tenentes debent sequi bis per annum ad hundredum de Blakeheth per
Borgesaldrum de Cherleton et quatuor homines et sumere ibi assisam panis et
cerevisiae et si non venunt amerciantur et quod dicunt quod dominus Rex est in
seisina sicut predicti tenentes sequi debent bis per annum ad turnum preductum.
Et quod habere debet amerciamenta eorum si non venient et similiter quod iisdem
tenentes sequi debent bis per annum ad turnum predictum de Blekehethe in forma
predicta et similiter quod ibi sumere debent assisam predictam et ideo dominus
Rex habeat et teneat inde seisinam suam inde pacifice et Prior cum omnibus
libertatibus inde sine die salvo domino Regi et heredibus suis jure et
accessione sua cum alias inde loqui voluerit.
Translation: The same Prior claims that he has these privileges confirmed
in charters of Old King Henry (Henry II) and King Henry III, namely, that he and
his successors should be exempt from poll tax and all taxes and from
contributions for forestry, from closing their parks and assarts of the
neighbouring shires from the decisions of the Hundred Court, and duties on
imports and all disputes of Customary dues with jurisdiction in matters of
dispute, franchise, with duties and warranties and criminal jurisdiction within
the precincts. And they claim that by right of the same charters they have on
their Manors of Charlton, Rylewg, Werlingham and Waddon gallows, their own Court
every three weeks to define privileges, view of frankpledge twice in the year
and assize of bread and ale. And whereas he and his predecessors have enjoyed
such privileges from time immemorial and whereas they have in no way infringed
upon or usurped the King’s rights either in regard to the King or his
predecessors, they pray that a State enquiry may be made.
And the Knights chosen "ad hoc" declare on oath that the
said Prior and his predecessors have enjoyed full use of these said privileges
and have in no wise infringed upon or usurped the Rights of the King or his
predecessors beyond this true claim that they put forward in these terms. They
declare that the Prior of Bermondsey has in his manor of Charlton his own free
Court for his tenants, the right of hanging, criminal jurisdiction within the
precincts, with duties and warranties and other privileges which he claims.
However it must be added that the tenants come to the periodical Court of the
Sheriff of the County twice in the year, and if they do not come the Sheriff
shall impose a fine upon them. The Lord King hath the right to impose fines, and
likewise the said tenants are bound to repair to the Hundred Court of Blackheath
twice in the year represented by the "Borseholder" of Charlton and
four men, and to take there an assize of bread and ale, and if they do not come
they shall be mulcted, and because they say that the King is in possession of
the land even so the said tenants must repair twice in the year to the said
Court. And whereas he is entitled to impose fines if they do not come, and
whereas likewise these said same tenants must repair twice in the year to the
said court of Blackheath in the manner prescribed, and whereas also they must
take there the aforesaid assize, therefore shall the Lord King have and hold
thence his possession in peace and the Prior shall enjoy all his privileges
without limit imposed, provided always the King and his heirs be not injured
thereby and provided always he my summon (the Prior) if he desire to make any
other arrangement afterwards.
On behalf of the Prior and Monastery of Bermondsey. Henry, by the
grace of God, etc., to the Archbishops, etc., Greeting. Be it known unto you
that we have granted and by this our charter have confirmed to our Well Beloved
in Christ the Prior and Monastery of Bermondsey that they and their successors
shall hold in perpetuity one market each week on Monday in their Manor of
Charlton in the County of Kent, and one fair in the same place each year lasting
for three days, namely, upon the Vigil and Feast of the Holy Trinity and upon
the day following provided that market and fair are in no wise to the detriment
of neighbouring markets and fairs. So we will and so it is provided. And these
are witnesses thereto. Henry, of Germany, our nephew, etc.
[Note: This fair afterwards became quite historic, and was not
finally abolished till a few years go. Mr W.T. Vincent gives many interesting
references to it in his "Records of Old Woolwich"].
We extract the next document from the De Banco Roll of 15 Edward I (1287). It
gives us an interesting description of a squabble between the Prior of
Bermondsey and the Bishop of Rochester over the Presentation to the Living [We
think this presumptive evidence of a church here at Charlton as early as reign
of Edward I]. We copy from Thorpe’s "Registrum Roffense".
Assisa Venit recognoscere quis advocatus
tempore pacis persentavit ultimam parsonam que mortua est ad ecclesiam de
Cherlton. Que vacat, et cujus advocacionem prior de Bermundeseye clamat versus
Thomam episcopam Roffens. Et episcopus per attornatum suum venit, et concedit
predicto priori presentacionem suam hac vice ad predictam ecclesiam, salvo sibi
jure suo cum alis inde loqui voluerit. Ideo predictus prior habet breve ad ipsum
episcopum, quod non obstante reclamacione sua ad presentationem ipsuis prioris
ad predictam ecclesiam hac vice ydoneam personam admittat. Istud placitum
irrotulatum fuit coram Thoma de Weylande, et sociis suis, justiciariis domini
Regis de Banco, apud Westmonasterium a die sancti michaelis in unum mensem, anno
regni regis Edwardi quinto-decimo, incipienti sexto-decimo.
Translation: A commissioner came to enquire who the Patron was who when
there was no dispute presented the last Parson, now deceased, to the Church of
Charlton, now vacant, to which the Prior of Bermondsey claims the right to
present against Thomas, Bishop of Rochester.
The Bishop appeared in the person of his attorney and yielded the presentation
to the aforesaid Church on this occasion to the said Prior, always provided that
his own right be observed if on any other occasion he desired to nominate to
that living. The said Prior therefore presented a brief to the Bishop himself
that whereas his counter-claim did not hinder the Prior’s presentation to the
said Church the Bishop should on this occasion admit a suitable person.
This decision was ratified in the presence of Thomas de Weyland and
his fellows, the Justices of the King’s Bench at Westminster, to take effect
one month from St. Michael’s Day, in the 15th-16th year of the reign of King
[Note: The Bishop of Rochester referred to is Thomas Inglethorpe].
In the reign of Edward II the Prior of Bermondsey’s rights in
Charlton seem to be once again a subject of dispute, and again a writ of
"Quo Warranto" issues against him.
Edward III, however, confirms the Charter for the Weekly Market and
the Fair on the Feast of St. Luke. This confirmation is included in an immense
Charter of Privileges granted by the King to the now very important and
influential monastery of St. Saviour at Bermondsey. The Charter occupies a space
of about two feet of the Charter Roll and would fill about forty of our modern
folios. (Charter 4 E.III. no.57).
And now, alas! we hear nothing more of the Prior and his doings at
Charlton until just before the heavy hand of Bluff King Harry the Eighth fell
upon and put an end to all Abbots and Priors, and confiscated all their lands
and goods to swell the Royal Coffers.
In 1527 Robert, Bishop of St. Asaph and Abbot of Bermondsey, leased
the Manor of Charlton for 33 years to Sir Christopher GARNEYS. Only nine years
later, i.e. in 1536, the blow fell, and the Monastery of Bermondsey became only
a memory, and we must assume that the Royal Attorney instructed Sir Christopher
Garneys for the future to pay his rent to his Most Sovereign Lord the King.
[Note: Before we pass on to the Post-Reformation history of the
Manor, we wish to point out that there are many documents in the Record Office,
some identified, but many not identified, referring to the various villages
called Charlton scattered up and down the country. We give the reference to one
of them, as a sample, from Vol. III of the Descriptive Catalogue of Antient
Deeds in the Record Office No. A 4997.
Demise by Thos. de Hecham to Dunstan de Kingeston, Citizen of
London for 15 years, of land, rents and tenements, with houses and the third
part of a mill in Woolwych and Charlton, reserving a wood. Michaelmas, A.D.
The next tenant under the Crown, after Sir Christopher Garneys, was
William RICE, who obtained a lease for forty years (Pat.4 and 5, Ph. &
M., p.5, m.43), in which the Manor House is mentioned. However, in 1558,
Queen Mary conveyed the manor to Sir Thomas WHITE (Sir Thomas White was Lord
Mayor of London at this time), William BLACKWELL, John White, and Roger
MARTYN and their heirs, to hold, with other premises in capite, by service of
the fortieth part of one knight’s fee (Pat. 5 and 6, Ph. & M., p.3,
m.1. This again is a very long deed, conveying many other properties as well.
There were many such grants about this time. They were most probably only made
in order to discover definitely to whom the manors really did belong, and were
not meant to take effect in actuality).
It, however, again vested in the Crown, and was granted to Lady
Anne PARRY by Queen Elizabeth for a term of twenty-one years, to commence in
1595, on the determination of the lease to William Rice aforesaid. This lady
bequeathed her interest in the manor to Thomas FORTESCUE, of Donnington, Berks,
her son by her first husband, the unfortunate Sir Adrian Fortescue, who perished
on the scaffold in 1539.
On October 18th, 1603, King James I granted (Pat. I. Jas., p.13)
the Manor of Charlton, together with Ballard’s Mill (which latter had been
left by the will of Robert Ballard for an "obit" for his soul’s good
for ever, and had come into the possession of the Crown by a Statute, 1 Edward
VI, chap. 14, for the Royal Appropriation of such gifts) and the Manor of
Kidbrook, together with many other valuable manors, to John ERSKINE, Earl of
Mar, not "in capite", but "in full and common socage". In
June, 1606, however, the Earl of Mar conveyed the Manor to Sir James Erskine, of
Okinge, Co. Surrey, and he sold it in the following year to Adam NEWTON (Lyson
says Sir James Erskine paid the Earl of Mar £2,000 and sold it the next year to
Newton for £4,500). Adam Newton’s son, Sir Henry Puckering Newton, Bart.,
spent so much of his substance in the "Royal Cause" that he was forced
to sell Charlton Manor, the purchaser being Sir William DUCIE, son of the rich
Sir Robert Ducie, Lord Mayor of London in 1630 and Banker to King Charles I, who
left what was then the vast fortune of £400,000.
In 1680 occurred the last sale of the Manor, the purchaser being
Sir William LANGHORNE, Bart. (Claus. 33, Ch. II, p.10). Drake sums up the
remaining history of the Manor in these words: "He (Sir William Langhorne)
entailed the Manor on his nephew and heir, Sir John CONYERS, whose only
surviving son and heir, Sir Baldwin Conyers, died without surviving male issue;
then on William Langhorne Games, Esq., who died without issue male; and lastly
on the Rev. John MARYON, who devised it to his niece, Margaret Maria WELLER,
with remainder to her sole daughter, Jane, who carried it in marriage to the
family of WILSON, where is now remains". This is certainly the crystal of
the story, but we will elaborate it a little as follows:
In 1679 (Drake somewhat confuses his account by transposing the
figures and calling it 1697) Sir William Ducie, who had been created
Viscount Downe by King Charles II, died at Charlton House without issue, and his
executors sold the Manor of Charlton to Sir William Langhorne, Bart., who,
although twice married, died without issue 16th February 1714-15, aged 85, and
was buried in Charlton Church. Sir William Langhorne was also Lord of the Manor
of Hampstead by purchase, but, although the history of the devolution of the two
manors soon became identical, it was not originally so intended by Sir William,
for he entailed the Manor at Hampstead first on the son of his elder sister by
Mr GAMES, i.e. on William Langhorne Games and his heirs male, with remainder to
the son of his next sister by Sir Christopher Conyers, Bart., i.e. Sir John
Conyers, Bart., and his heirs male, with further remainders identical with those
at Charlton, while he observed the reverse order at Charlton, the Manor being
here entailed first on Sir John Conyers, Bart., and his heirs male, and secondly
on William Langhorne Games and his heirs male, and remainders as before. Thus it
was only by the failure of the ultimate issue male of both William Langhorne
Games and Sir John Conyers, Bart, that the two Manors came into one ownership.
The manor at Charlton was owned by Sir John Conyers, Bart., till his death, 14th
September 1719, aged 75. He had large possessions elsewhere, and was buried at
Great Stoughton, Hunts. His son, Sir Baldwin Conyers, Bart., dying without
surviving male issue in 1731, William Langhorne Games inherited, but he died
unmarried 27th January 1732, and is said to have been buried at Charlton. Thus
the Manor devolved on John Maryon, who was the devisee in ultimate remainder
under the will of Sir William Langhorne.
This John Maryon was the son of Joseph Maryon, Rector of
White Roding, Essex, and Margaret Crouch. His mother, Margaret CROUCH, was the
daughter of Charles Crouch, of Layston, Herts, and Frances Langhorne, daughter
and heir of Benjamin LANGHORNE, of St. Ippolyts, near Hitchin, Herts. He himself
afterwards became Rector of White Roding, Essex, and dying without surviving
issue 28th November 1760, he devised the Manor of Charlton to his niece,
Margaret WELLER, the daughter of his sister Mary MARYON by William PEERS, and at
that time widow of John Badger Weller, of Hornchurch. In 1761 this lady took for
her second husband one John JONES. In 1767 her only child, Jane Weller, married
Lieut.Genl. Sir Thomas Spencer WILSON, Bart. Margaret Jones died 1777; her
daughter, Jane Wilson, died in 1818, leaving her son, Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson,
Bart., Lord of the Manor, and from him it has descended in direct line to his
great-grandson, the present owner, Sir Spencer Pocklington Maryon-Wilson,
Index of Names, Places
C D E
F G H
IJK L M
NO P Q
R S T
UV W X Y
ALLEN 61, 403
AMES 1, 2
ANDRES 3, 148
ANDREWS 403, 439
ARCHER 403, 430
ASHTON 348, 403
ATKINS 6, 403, 406
Badger 335, 372
BAKER 403, 431
BARNETT 12, 309,
BATEMAN 360, 397
BEARDMORE 310, 416
BECHER 13, 188, 347
BILL 311, 409
BLACKHALL 403, 430
BLOUNT 312, 382,
BOLTON 403, 448
BOYD 23, 403, 451
BRADFORD 24, 427
BROWN 27-29, 151,
BUCHANAN 30, 251
BULL 313, 365, 424
Bulteel 87, 329
BURNETT 33, 314, 430
BUXTON 403, 431
BYERS 403, 429
BYFIELD 372, 374
CAMERON 381, 384
CAMPBELL 36, 37, 403
CARR 351, 405
CARTER 374, 403
CARVER 39, 40, 403,
394a+b, 403 424,430
CLARK 42, 43, 44, 403
COLEMAN 403, 431,
COLFE 394a, 394b
COLLINS 47, 48, 316,
318, 424, 425, 463
CONYERS 193, 464
COOPER 50-54, 157,
COPELAND 403, 440
COREY 394a, 394b
CORNSDALE 403, 453
CORNWALL 396, 462
COWAN 403, 453
CRAGGS 319, 320, 356,
357, 399, 403, 465
CROFTON 18, 56,
322, 403, 406
CURTOYS 381, 384,
DAVIES 62, 63
DAY 403, 439
|De LA BERE
de Seiwert 18
DINGLEY 324, 325
DOBBS 67, 385
DOUGLAS 326, 403,
DRUMMOND 42, 60,
113, 328, 385, 394c,
DUCIE 462, 469
DUNBAR 73, 428
Earl of Oxenford 323
ELDRIDGE 81, 403
FAIRLAMB 403, 410
FALKINGHAM 403, 428
FISHER 87, 194, 329,
FLOOD 89, 90, 394a, 402, 403
FORD 403, 430
FRASER 93, 330, 331
GARDINER 372, 374
GARDNER 98, 403, 457
GOSSET 59, 106, 471
GRAHAM 110, 403
GRANT 270, 291, 292
GRIFFITH 333, 421
GROVES 383, 401
HAMILTON 114, 332
HAMMOND 203, 403
HAMPSHIRE 403, 459
HARMOND 403, 443
HARPER 118, 403
HARRIS 119, 151, 477
HATCHARD 403, 452
HAYNES 403, 446
HERBAGE 212, 403
HICKS 122, 403
HILL 41, 123
HILLIER 124, 187, 403
HINTON 403, 440
HISLOP 126, 334, 472
HOADS 403, 432
HOGE 403, 430
HOPGOOD 403, 436
HUDSON 7, 403, 429,
HUSBAND 132, 403
JACKSON 271, 403
JENKINS 188, 403
JOHNSON 136, 137
JONES 9, 18, 134, 139, 335, 337, 403, 480
KEMP 141, 403
KENNEY 144, 403
KIDD 146, 147
KNIGHT 356, 403
LANG 69, 154
LANGHORN 336, 337,
LANGHORNE 307, 385,
386, 394a, 403, 473
le GUAY 332
LEE 157, 158, 203, 403
LEGGATT 285, 445
LEWIS 160, 161, 289
LIDDLE 93, 162
LINDSAY 113, 163, 403
LITTLE 164, 165
LONGLANDS 403, 424
LUARD 166, 339
LYONS 150, 403
MAJENDIE 340, 390,
MALLE ? 296
MANNERS 171, 336
Maryon 372, 374-378,
388, 398, 420
342, 343, 403, 404
MEADOWS 403, 451
MIDDLETON 271, 444,
MILLER 344, 412
MILLINGS 403, 433
MITCHELL 403, 438
MITFORD 183, 432
MOFFAT 345, 403, 475
MOORE 276, 403
MORDEN 394a, 462,
MORRISON 188, 346,
MURRAY 168, 230
NAYLOR 341, 403NEALE 403
NEWTON 306, 307,
348, 381, 387, 395,
403, 418, 478
NICHOLS 403, 432, 457
NOBLE 403, 458
NODRUM 403, 437
NORTHWOOD 193, 464
OGDEN 268, 403
OLD 403, 429
OLIVER 317, 387
PAIGE 403, 457
PARK 403, 455
PARKER 195, 196, 349,
403, 433, 479
PARKS 403, 433
PAYNE 203, 403
PEARCE 1, 403
PECKHAM 54, 89
PERCEVAL 81, 208,
209, 335, 350-355, 372,
403, 405, 437, 480
PERKINS 271, 474
PHILLIPS 6, 210
PINNOCK 181, 212,403
POILO 403, 438
PUCKERING 348 387,
|QUANCE 403, 430
RANKING 222, 429
RAYNES 151, 394a,
REDMAYNE 403, 447
REED 223, 403, 225
REID 226, 403
RICHARDS 228, 356,
RIDDLE 403, 444
ROBINSON 234, 235,
319, 357, 358, 403
ROCHFORT 93, 236
ROGERS 237, 359,
ROOK 403, 453
ROSS 239, 403
RUSSELL 109, 240,
360, 403, 415, 429
SAUNDERS 243, 244,
SCOTT 39, 403
SEABROOK 403, 441
SIMPER 403, 453
SKYRING 403, 456
SMITH 18, 139,
249-254, 362, 363,
374, 375, 403, 426
SMYTHE 372, 374
Spencer 81, 335, 351, 352, 367, 420
St Clair 73
St Quintin 271
St. Aubin 93
STANES 258, 403
STAUNTON 260, 364
STONE 54, 403
STOPFORD 262, 365,
STURROCK 403, 414
SWAINSON 375, 381,
TAYLOR 102, 265-267,
THOMPSON 271, 324,
THOMSON 272, 403
THURLOW 403, 436
TOWNLEY 374, 403
TREVELYAN 335, 367,
TURNER 277, 403, 403
|UNDERWOOD 279, 403
VERE 281, 482
|WALKER 282, 368
WALLACE 93. 238
WARD 284, 403
WATERMAN 403, 442
WATSON 65, 232, 403
Weatherall 362, 462
WEEKS 277, 286, 287,
WELLER 335, 372,
373, 374-376, 480
WEST 118, 403
WHEELER 127, 403
WHITE 374, 403
WHITFIELD 403, 448
WHITMORE 262, 290
WICKENDEN 403, 454
WIGHTWICK 403, 460
WILKINSON 291, 370,
WILKS 251, 293
WILLIAMS 294, 380,
WILLOCK 371, 424
WILSON 295, 296, 335,
351, 367, 372-378,
388, 396, 398, 403,
407, 420, 483
WINGFIELD 403, 452
WINGROVE 39, 298
WOOD 136, 300, 301,
WOOTTEN 403, 430
WRIGHT 303, 381,
YOUNG 305, 403
B C D
E F G
H IJK L
MNO PQ R
S T UV
W XY Z
Ahmedniggar, Bombay 229
Ardbanie, N.B. 168
|Bagot, Jersey 471
Belsay, Northumberland 474
Berwick on Tweed 91
73, 83, 91, 98,
119, 143, 153, 179, 230, 233,
263, 272, 275, 309, 317
Creswell Park 261
Lee Road 122, 253
Montpelier Row 68
Shooters Hill Road 186
St Germans Terrace 134
Vanbrugh Park 154
Blackheath Park 25, 32, 77,
112, 113, 141, 149, 181,
222, 231, 279, 311, 268
Bonchurch, Isle of Wight 54
British Guiana 334
Brompton, Middlesex 295
Budbrooke, Warwickshire 143
Buenos Ayres 470
Cape of Good Hope 326
Carlton, Craven, Yorks 474
Casterton Parva, Rutland 269
Cateau Cambrésis 470
Charlton House 377, 378
Old Charlton 314
Shooters Hill 223
En Brie, France 280
|Chatham 54, 154,
Cheveley, Cambridge 151
Chigwell, Essex 271
Civil Engineer 259
Clunes,, Australia 6
Colombo, Ceylon 93
Connington, Somerset 359
County Cambridge 356
South Africa 340
Devonport, Devon 158, 151
Eastbourne, Sussex 374, 398
Edwardstone, Suffolk 477
El Arich 326
|Elchies, N.B. 270
Flanders 317, 330
|Fort of Talner
Fulletby, Lincs 339
Gibraltar 313, 334
Glazeley, Salop 462
|Glose, Salop 462
Gosport, Hants 39
|Greenwich 17, 54,
217, 223, 240, 241, 263,
326, 333, 462
Greenwich Hospital 394b
Gunville, Dorsetshire 1
Middlesex 400, 473
Hampton Court Palace 170
Hardmede, Bucks 98
County Radnor 289
Hemingstone, Suffolk 300
County Palatine of
Durham 319, 357
Honington, Warwickshire 479
|India 334, 472
Ireland 206, 481
Ivanfields, Dalkeith 326
Jubbulpore, East India 332
Kingstown, Jamaica 188
Kirby Hall, Yorkshire 324
Kirby, Lancashire 1
Esthwaite Water, Lancashire 268
Lamb Abbey, Kent 325
Lampeter Velfrey, South Wales 225
Layston, Herts 473
Lee 104, 482
Lever, Lancs 348
Lewisham 113, 394a, 394b
London 4, 69, 173, 229, 271,
312, 319, 324, 338, 360,
Austin Friars 115
Bedford Row 133
Broad Street Buildings 173
8 Buckingham Street,
City of London 357
Lincoln’s Inn Chapel 350
Middle Temple 312
Pentonville, Middx. 104
Pountney Lane 113
St Bride’s 477
St John’s, Paddington 403
St Martin’s Lane 403
St Olave’s, Southwark 102
St Thomas Hospital,
The Old Change 65
Threadneedle Street 189
Vine Street, St James 187
Lower Garthmyl, Montgomeryshire 135
Lucerne, Switzerland 5
|Madras 164, 255
Marwood, Kent 400
Melford Hall, Suffolk 479
Messina, Sicily 90
Nettlecombe, Somerset 372
Newcastle-on-Tyne 162, 327
Norfolk 348, 374
New Road 134
Plumstead 238, 394c
Port Royal, Jamaica 70
Putney Hill, Surrey 161
Rattar, N.B. 73
Rawail Pindee, India 378
Richmond, Surrey 478
Ridlington, Rutland 269
|Rio di Janeiro
Romford, Essex 335, 372
San Sebastian 349, 470
Shottisbrooke College 482
Solsborough, Wexford 481
South America 330
St Helena 113
St John’s, Worcester 227
St. Cullumbe, Cornwall 374
St. Mary’s Church,
Teb, Soudan 368
Thabancha, South Africa 332
Thayetmyo, Burma 93
Thorp-arch Hall, Yorkshire 59
Tittenhanger, Herts 462
Tolethorpe, Rutland 269
349, 463, 470
Townley, Yorks 374
Trefusis, Cornwall 319
Trelissick, Cornwall 471
Twickenham, Middx. 337
Kingstown, Jamaica 374
Wadley, Salop 462
Wairat, N.Z. 229
Wakefield, Yorkshire 341
Warwickshire 348, 478
West Indies 238, 326
Wherby, Yorks 348
Whitwell, Derbyshire 310
Winchelsea, Sussex 374
|Woolwich 18, 36,
53, 61, 80,
82, 84, 114, 118, 130, 132,
140, 146, 174, 180, 182,189,
194, 198, 202, 204, 216,218,
235, 236, 242, 259, 260,
262, 273, 284, 293, 296,
305, 320, 349, 358, 364,
403, 470, 472
Church Hill 320
H.M. Dockyard 49
H.M. Royal Dockyard 259
Samuel St. 403
Woolwich Rd 403
Woolwich Common 296,
297, 313, 403
Wricklemarsh 306, 462
1st Batt. Rifle Brigade 80
1st Coy. 11 Battalion R.A 116
3rd Light Dragoons 59
3rd Regt of the Buffs 114
3rd Troop of Guards 333
3rd West India Regt 374
4th Battalion 340
4th Garrison Battalion 129
5th Dutch Light Dragoons 110
7th Batt. 97
8th Battalion Royal Regiment of Artillery 318
8th Batt. of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 317
9th Batt. R.A., 199
9th Regt. of Foot 339
11th Regt of Foot 168
50th Regt of Foot 372
57th Regiment 5
60 Royal Rifles 93
79th Regt Cameron Highlanders 342
Huntingdon Regt. 332
King’s Own Regt of Foot 188
Prince Consort’s Own Rifle Brigade 244
Rifle Brigade 340
Royal Horse Guards 398
|R.A. 5, 14, 16,
19, 36, 57, 76,
93, 97, 103, 105, 146, 164,
170, 182, 194, 198, 237,247,
251, 252, 260, 331, 359,
362-365, 392, 426, 472
Royal Artillery 93, 116, 117,
142, 313, 333, 380, 456
R.H.A. 95, 244, 313, 330,
Royal Horse Artillery 251, 349
Royal Regiment of Artillery 74,
93, 175, 236, 238, 318,
339, 344, 371
Brigade of Artillery 317, 349
R.E. 84, 111, 117, 226, 251,
262, 290, 313, 344, 366,
Royal Dockyard Brigade 154
Sergeant 194, 403, 432
Sergeant Major 403
Cadet 133, 470
Lieutenant 16, 18, 110, 114,
129, 238, 313, 332, 332,
366, 374, 424
Captain 5, 74, 93, 111, 132,
142, 164, 166, 175, 182,
186, 244, 238, 261, 296,
322, 365, 403, 408 232,
331, 339, 340, 342, 362,
368, 378, 404
|Major 5, 14, 29,
73, 93, 164,
168, 229, 244, 290, 318
Brigadier 300, 333, 356
Major-General 87, 97, 105,
106,126,170, 188, 196, 317,
326, 329, 342, 343, 344,
349, 346, 347, 362, 403,
411, 412, 424, 425, 463
Lieutenant General 5, 133,
170, 199, 236, 251, 262,
290, 317, 318, 332, 380
Army Commander 113, 251,
Army Commander-in-Chief 334
Assistant Commissary 232
Assistant Surgeon 36
Assistant Surveyor 198
Barrack Master 164
Colonel Commandant 97, 199,
Commandant 329, 362
Commanding Royal Engineers Woolwich District 130
Commissary of Ordnance 164
Controller of the Royal
Laboratory 317, 318, 463
Deputy Inspector-General 43
Director of the Royal Laboratory 330
Life Governor of the Royal
Military Academy 349
Quartermaster 103, 146
Military Repository 317
Surveyor General of
Army Campaign 330
Army Corps 84
Army Hospitals 43
battle 349, 366, 368, 463, 470
Bengal Army 73, 100
Bengal Civil Service 270
Bengal Engineers 261
Congreve Rockets 463
East Indian Coy. 255
Egyptian Army 368
Field Battery R.H.A. 392
Garrison at Woolwich 329
Hon. Company at Bengal 145
Hon. East India Coy.’s Civil Service 255
howitzer gun 313
Madras Army 334
Madras Horse Artillery 164
Mahratta War 334
Marine Service 145
Ottoman Forces 326
Royal Military Academy 366
Royal Military Academy at Woolwich 11, 18, 20, 133
siege 317, 334, 349, 481
Woolwich Division 164
Royal Navy (R.N.) 31, 56, 58,
75, 82, 124, 161, 163,164,
180, 201, 205. 250, 258,
262, 275, 299, 398
Royal Marines (R.M.) 18, 29,
39, 123, 132, 164, 183, 206,
235, 246, 267, 298, 326,358
Royal Marine Artillery 192
Captain 18, 31, 56, 58, 70,
163, 164, 180, 201, 205,
250, 267, 479
Lieut 31, 183, 192, 258, 398
Major 235, 246, 358
Lieut-Colonel 298, 326
Admiral 349, 479
Admiral of the White 58, 152
Commander 299, 316
Comptroller of the R.N. 403
Naval Commander 164
Paymaster & Purser R.N. 108
Woolwich Division 206
H.C.S. Warley 316
H.M.S. Semiramis 18
H.M.S. Terror 205
S.S. Lowther 56
African parents 94
American War 317
Bengal Civil Service 163
Bitt maker to His Majesty 155
Bromley College 387
Bugle Horn Inn 386
Chancellor or Keeper of the
Great Seal of England 348
Charity School 385
Chief Firemaster 236
Church Plate 399
Churchwarden 303, 389, 402,
381, 384, 385, 394a, 394b,
Consul at Zante 157
Drapers’ Company 394a
East India Company 473, 475
Episcopal Chapel 206
Farmer 394a, 402
Fellow of Royal College of
Physicians in London 269
Gardener 25, 41
Grammar School 394b
Groom of the Privy
H.M. Dockyard 204
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham 154
H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich
154, 158, 176, 185
H.M. Royal Dockyard,
High Sheriff 128, 398
Lieut-Govr of Prince
Edward Island 305
Lord of the Manor 374, 381
Magdalen Charities 325
Mahdi tomb 392
Manor of Wricklemarsh 476
Master Attendant of H.M. Dockyard at Woolwich 82
Master B----------- 120
Master Coke 370
Master of Lord Leicester’s
Master Pavior of H.M. Dock
Yard, Woolwich 61
Master Shipwright 154
Master to H.M. Dock Yard,
mechanical devices 462
Merchant 2, 159, 173, 324,
338, 357, 360, 394a
Morden College 476
perished in the Polar
Postmaster General 319, 465
Mathematics 20, 133
Secretaries of State 319
Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Commons 106
Surgeon 180, 205
White Horse pub 403
Williams & Sons 384
yellow fever 380
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