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Monumental Inscriptions of St Helen's Church, Cliffe - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011


St Helen's Church, Cliffe from the South-Wes

Introduction
St. Helen's is a major church of the 13th and 14th centuries. The churchyard covers, more or less, two acres. The interior of this large church is rather disappointing as far as monuments are concerned, many of the inscriptions recorded by Thorp in the 18th century are no longer visible. The lack of significant monuments inside the church is probably due to the fact that the Hoo Peninsular was not popular with the "Gentry". The area was seen as very unhealthy because of the proximity of the marshes. Marsh ague or malaria was a hazard in the area until drainage was improved from the mid 19th century. The two largest monuments in the the churchyard belonged to families who lived, respectively, on Lodge Hill, on high ground to the south, and Milton near Gravesend, (Smith and Harvey).

I have not recorded inscriptions from the more recent graves, post 1929, or from the modern extension to the west.

I have not recorded inscriptions from the more recent graves, post 1929, or from the modern extension to the west.

I have divided the churchyard into five portions. SECTION A is south of the church and south of the footpath to Church Street. SECTION B is south and east of the church as far north as the north east corner of the north transept.

SECTION C is north of Section B. SECTION D is north of the main body of the church, from the north east corner of the north transept to the north west corner of the north aisle. SECTION E is the major part of the churchyard west of the church. It is divided into nine unequal areas. The east west (or horizontal) lines run parallel with the boundary walls, from the southern edge of the south aisle, and from the northern edge of the north aisle. The south north (or vertical) lines run north from the large tree by the Rumble headstones, and the westernmost, parallel with the western edge of the large Smith Family tomb.

June 2011 D. E. Williams

Section A  is south of the church and south of the footpath to Church Street.

Section B  is south and east of the church as far north as the north east corner of the north transept.

Section C  is north of Section B.

Section D  is north of the main body of the church, from the north east corner of the north transept
                          to the north west corner of the north aisle.

Section E  is the major part of the churchyard west of the church. It is divided into nine unequal
                         areas. The east west (or horizontal) lines run parallel with the boundary walls, from
                        the southern edge of the south aisle, and from the northern edge of the north aisle. The
                        south north (or vertical) lines run north from the large tree by the Rumble headstones,
                        and the westernmost, parallel with the western edge of the large Smith Family tomb.

War Memorial   

Interior of Church    

 

Section A  is south of the church and south of the footpath to Church Street.

PRE - 1930 GRAVES ONLY

1.   Headstone


MARY BERY, DIED 1704

[HERE] LYETH
[YE] BODY OF MARY
BERY WIFE OF THOMAS
BERY YEOMAN OF THE
PARISH OF CLIFFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 10th DAY OF O[CTOBER]
1704
BEING AGED [    ] [YEARS]

Mary Berry or Berry appears in the Burial Register in October 1704. But a will of Mary Berry, wife of Thomas, at the Centre for Kentish Studies is dated April 1705 and was proved in August 1705 but there is no corresponding entry in the Burial Register between April and August 1705?

2.   Coped Stone close to Ground

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELSEGOOD
WHO DIED JUNE 2[   ] 1883
AGED 69 YEARS

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM ELSEGOOD
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1899
AGED 84 YEARS

East Side
IN
MEMORY OF
ANN FARLEY
WHO DIED MARCH 24th 1901
AGED 92 YEARS

In the 1871 and 1881 Census William Elsegood is a Retired Farmer living in Milton, Gravesend. Ann Farley died at Higham.

FARLEY see ELSEGOOD

3.   Headstone with Brick "Body Stone"

IN MEMORY
OF
LYDIA DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & LYDIA LAZELL
WHO DIED MARCH THE 31st 1820
AGED 20 MONTHS
ALSO JOSEPH LAZELL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH THE 13th 1834
AGED 18 YEARS
"Remember thy Creator in
the days of your Youth"
ALSO LYDIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS LAZELL WHO DIED
APRIL THE 19th 1838 AGED 56 YEARS
THOMAS LAZELL DIED MAY
9th 1843 AGED 59 YEARS

Rear
JOSEPH LAZELL
[DIED] MARCH 1st ? 1836 AGED 83 YEARS

Thomas Lazell, of Reed Street, was a Bricklayer. His daughter, Martha married Edward Parker, a Butcher. They are buried in Section E. I understand that their Parker descendants ran a store, of that name in Cliffe. Thomas Lazell's will is dated 13th February 1841.All his personal estate and household effects to his son and daughter, Thomas Lazell and Maitha (sic) Lazell. Maitha (sic) Sole Executor. Signs with a mark.
   Witnesses: Samuel Rumble and Thomas King
   Martha Parker
, wife of Edward Parker granted Administration 29th April 1843. Estate under 100
Consent of Edward Parker
Edward Parker
approves of his wife proving her father's will and being his Executor.
   Witness: George Essell, Registrar and Notary Public

4.   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD MISKIN
WHO DIED 12th JANUARY 1870
AGED 72 YEARS

Edward Miskin was a Farmer, in the 1861 Census he was at West Street, farming 80 acres and employing 2 men and 2 boys.

5.   Headstone


NICHOLAS PERRITT, DIED 1708

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF NICHOLAS PERRITT
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 7th 1708
AGED 45 YEARS
HERE LYETH ALSO HIS
TWO SONS AND
THREE DAUGHTERS

Nicholas Perritt was probably a Farmer. The Perritts were long established in Cliffe, and were related to the Childs family (see Section D)

6.   Chest Tomb, Almost Completely Eroded


SOMNER TOMB?

SOMNER?

S. Side
[    ]
SO[   ]E HEW[    ]
[    ]ER[    ] R[    ]SED[    ]

On page 229 of Phippen's, Descriptive Sketches of Rochester, Chatham and Their Vicinities,1862, the author notes "on the south side of the churchyard is a large monument belonging to the SOMNER family, in which FRANCES SOMNER, who died in 1648, aged 22 was buried". The chest tomb is the only large monument on the south side, apart from the STEEL monument of the early 19th century. It is possible that this is the SOMNER tomb, so I am including these verses which Phippen recorded in 1862.

"Passengers weepe Here lies a wife who caused none to doe soe in her life One that was all good you'd finde in the whole piece of woman kind so modest that shee shond the light and died not, bot went out of sight She thought that Mother goes o'th score to death whose childs deceas'd before Heaven was her portion and she's none to claim't being past her twentie one Now passenger y'ave leave to walke she and her tomb after to talke"

7.   Headstone

"He Hath Borne our Grief and Carried our Sorrows"
IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
LUCY MARGARET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES STEVENS
WHO CALMLY FELL ASLEEP
NOVEMBER 14th 1887
IN THE 65th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Art thou weary, art thou languid,
Art thou sore distrest,
Come to me saith [Christ ?] and coming
be at rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
CHARLES STEVENS
WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC. 24th 1913
AGED 81 YEARS
"Thanks be to God which giveth us the
Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"

Charles Stevens was a Grocer at 5 Old Workhouse (1881 Census). Shopkeeper (Kelly's 1882 Directory), and Chemist, none prescriptive, I presume. (Kelly's 1891 Directory)

END OF SECTION A

Section B  is south and east of the church as far north as the north east corner of the north transept.

PRE 1930 GRAVES ONLY

8.   Blue Slate CWGC Headstone

8112 CORPORAL
C CORNELL
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
27th JANUARY 1918
"Peace, Perfect Peace
in this Dark World of Sin"

9.   Double Headstone and Two Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS EDMONDS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE [ ] DAY
OF MARCH 1776
AGED 67 ? YEARS
ALSO 6 CHILDREN
 [IN MEMORY OF]
  MARY [EDMONDS? ]
  [                           ]
  WHO DIED NOV. [   ] [ 1790? ]  AGED 66 ? YEARS

Thomas Edmonds died Intestate and Administration was granted to his widow Mary in March 1776. No occupation is recorded. Administration Bond in names of Thomas Goldsmith of Milton, Gravesend, Maltster and John Evans of Gravesend, Gentleman

GREY see LLOYD

10.   White Headstone, recently cleaned

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM JOSEPH HAGGER
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE NOV 22nd 1918
AGED 35
ALSO HENRY ALFRED HIS BROTHER
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE FEB 13th 1919
AGED 33
ALSO LEONARD DEALMARK HIS BROTHER
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE NOV 15th 1918
AGED 19
"Crowned with the Garland of Immortality"

11.   Chest Tomb, Immediately East of the Chancel, Very Eroded


BROWNE / HEATH TOMB


THE LEDGER OF THE ABOVE
INSCRIPTION TO REBECCA HEATH, NEE BROWNE, DIED 1726

Ledger
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
REBECCA DAUGHTER OF
JOHN BROWN SHE WAS THE
WIFE OF Mr DAVID HEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF SEPTEMBER 172[6]
AGED 6[   ] YEARS
H[ERE][A]L[SO] [LYETH THE BODY OF ?]
[    ]
[    ]

South Side
THE [    ] REBEC[CA] WIFE
[    ]NLY [    ] JOHN BROWN
[ ED [    ] STO?[ ] OF YE TOMB
[    ]9 AGED 57 ? YEARS

John Browne is probably buried in the same grave as his daughter, though it is not clear to whom the side panel refers to.
   The rest of the tomb, apart from the top ledger is completely eroded.
John Browne's will is dated 7th ? June 1679. He is a Gentleman of Cliffe.
   To wife Rebecca, "she hath a Jointure in Rickles? Marsh"; 10 per annum from Rickles Marsh, while she remains a widow.To daughter Rebecca, 1,000 at 21 years, if she dies before 21, 1,000 shared between his three sons, John, Joseph and Joshua. If she marries before 21 and has a son or daughter or sons and daughters, her children to have the 1,000. If only one child, only 500 to that child. To son Joseph land he bought of Mr Tambling and Gregory Steward?, except acre of woodland at lower end of Strate Wood. But Joseph to have piece of woodland belonging to Horshoe House. To son Joshua property bought from William Browne, Richard Browne and Thomas Browne. Wife Rebecca to bring up his three youngest children, and she to have 60 per annum from Executors as long as she remains a widow. If she remarries, Executors to bring up children. To brother Richard Browne 20, and he forgives him all he owes. To son Joshua, land at the lower end of Church Street. A house in Church Street given for a school (see Plaque in Interior). To son John Browne, Rickles Marsh and house in Church Street, formerly called "Bull House", with stables and yard. One ---? and yard in Redam Mead, and one other house John Haye lives in. All his houses and land in Southfleet, provided he keeps property given to Joseph and Joshua in good repair, and to give property to them when they are of age. If they died before 21 without heirs, their shares divided equally among surviving brothers. To sister Starkey, 5. Brother Richard Browne and brother Richard Starkey to be Overseers.
   Witnesses: Richard Slater, Augustine Cesar and John Cowland

Although one would expect David Heath to be buried under this monument, he does not appear in the Burial Register? The Heaths and the Browns were also united by the marriage of Joshua Brown and Mary Heath at Cliffe in September 1695.
   David Heath's will is dated 24th April 1728 and he describes himself as a Gentleman.
   To grandson Heath Calant, who is to be Sole Executor, property and land called East Borough Farm, Frindsbury. In Cliffe, hop ground and oast house, "by me, newly built"; also waste land, "used to lay dung on". All other real estate in Kent to Heath Calant, including house and sheepwick and marshland called Buckland Marsh in parish of Frindsbury, leased from Dean and Chapter of Rochester. To sister Mary Brown 20. To Heath Calant residue of goods, etc. except lease of farm and lands held from George Faunce, Esq.. Nephew David Brown to have latter, except 3 acres of hop ground belonging to said farm, upon condition that David Brown lives in the dwelling house on the farm. Before he enters the house he must give security to Heath Calant for the latter to hold the 3 acres of hop ground and Parsonage of Cliffe, if Heath Calant wants it. If David Brown refuses to live in house or occupies it before security is given to Heath Calant,or does not let Heath Calant have the 3 acres of hops and Parsonage, contrary to will, then lease farm and land goes to Heath Calant for term of the lease. If David Brown does agree to terms, he shall have first refusal of all live and dead stock of the farm, as Heath Calant can spare. These are to be valued, and David Brown is to pay Heath Calant securities for value of stock.
   Witnesses: William Elliott, William Carsley and Henry Barrell
   David
Heath's will had not been administered by Heath Callant when the latter died in 1751. His widow was granted Administration. 

12.   Pedestals and Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY MAUD MARY STANLEY LEATHES
BORN APRIL 8th 1868
DIED AUGUST 4th 1889
"Even so, come Lord Jesus"

LEATHERSBY see THORP

13.   Medieval Coffin Lid Style, with Cross, Chalice and Bible

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HENRY ROBERT LLOYD M. A. RECTOR OF THIS PARISH AND CHAPLAIN
TO CHARLES THOMAS ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY BORN AUGUST 9th 1809 DIED JULY 30th 1880

14.   Coped , adjacent to above

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF HARRIET WIDOW OF HENRY ROBERT LLOYD M. A. LATE RECTOR OF THIS PARISH AND FOURTH DAUGHTER OF THE HON. EDWARD GREY SOMETIME BISHOP OF HEREFORD
BORN MARCH 2nd 1819 DIED AUGUST 7th 1887

Harriet Lloyd was the niece of Earl Grey, the Whig Prime Minister responsible for the Great Reform Act of 1832.

MEARS see THORP

15.   Headstone

OF THIS
PARISH
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES
HENRY MOSELEY
BORN 2nd JUNE 1840
DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1872
AND OF
CHARLES MOSELEY
SON OF THE ABOVE AND OF
ELEANOR HIS WIFE
BORN 19th FEBRUARY 1869
DIED 8th OCTOBER 1886
"Thy Way not mine O Lord,
However dark it may be,
Lead me by thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me"

Charles Henry Moseley was a Cement Labourer (1871 Census)

PELLING see STEEL

16.   Headstone


EDWARD POOL, DIED 1735, PARNELL POOL, DIED 1755
AND ELIZABETH SNASHALL, DIED 1742

IN MEMORY OF EDWARD POOL
LATE GU[NNER] [OF HIS] MAJESTY'S
SHIP M[ERMAID]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. 18th 1735 AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO PARNELL POOL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD POOL WHO [DEPARTED]
[THIS LIFE] NOV. [    ] 1755 AGED 60 ? YEARS
LIKEWISE ELIZth. SNASHALL
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
------------Ground Level-----------
FEB. 5th 1742 AGED 50 YEARS

Edward Pool, the Navy Gunner made his will on 12th January 1726(7)
   He left his wife, Parnell all of his estate, including "pay and pays due and becoming due in or from the Edinburgh, or any other of his Majesty's ships". He signs with a good signature.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Snashall (buried in same grave), Ellin Boberts and William Derisley
  
The ship recorded on the headstone, Mermaid, was broken up in 1734. It was an old ship, built as long ago as 1652, during it's long career it was rebuilt twice, to increase it's size and number of guns carried.

Will dated 12th November 1751.To son, James Pool, who is Sole Executor, all plate, one silver tankard, six large silver spoons, eleven tea spoons, tongs and strainer, silver punch ladle, silver seal and snuff box, silver tweezers, four gold rings, two stone rings, and household linen. All other goods and apparel sold. Bed and bedstead, best quilt, best blankets, her bed, best pair of down pillows, little pallet stead bed "for my son's cabin bed". Books for her son, none to be sold. The money to the use of her son. If he be dead, money and plate shared equally between John Atnoke and Ellen Stevenson, junior, her god daughter. Son James to be in the care of John Stevenson, Farmer of Cliffe and John Wellard, Shopkeeper of Cliffe until he is 21.They are Executors and Guardians of son. Signs will.
   Witnesses: William Warren and John Fullagar

17.   Pedestals and Cross

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
ANNIE DU PONT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN ROBERTSON
WHO DIED DECR. 13Th 1911 AGED 33 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"
ALSO OF HIS DAUGHTER
ANNIE KATHLEEN
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1982
AGED 78 YEARS
ASHED INTERRED AT ST. MICHAEL AND
ALL ANGELS, FORT VICTORIA
ZIMBABWE

The Robertsons , of Scottish origin, were Farmers, in the 1901 Census they occupied Manor Farm. John Robertson was Chairman of the Parish Council in 1913, Kelly's Directory

18.   Pedestals and Cross

"Until the Dawn"
THOMAS CRAWFORD ROBERTSON
DIED JANY. 27Th 1917
AGED 45 YEARS

SLOMAN see STEEL

SNASHALL see POOL

19.   Classical Sarcophagus, once on a High Base and topped by a Pyramid


STEEL / HATCH TOMB

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF CHARLES STEEL*
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED JULY 25th 1795 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF Mr WILLIAM HATCH
OF LEYBOURNE CASTLE IN THIS COUNTY & DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED SEPT. 26th 1822 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE CHARLES STEEL
AND SARAH HIS SECOND WIFE WHO DIED MAY 5th 1809
AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
Mr JAMES PELLING HATCH
OF STROOD AND LIKEWISE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
CHARLES AND SARAH STEEL WHO DIED FEBY. 2Nd 1823
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WOODGATE SON OF JOHN & ANN STEEL
OF WEST STREET IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 13th 1868
IN THE 46th YEAR OF HIS AGE

West Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr CHARLES STEEL
OF COTT SOLE IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF AUGUST 1826
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
Mr CHARLES STEEL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st FEBRUARY 1837
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES STEEL
SLOMAN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1865
AGED 42 YEARS

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY SLOMAN WIFE OF
Mr JOHN SLOMAN
OF MAIDSTONE
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
CHARLES STEEL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF OCTOBER 1831
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN OF Mrs SLOMAN
WHO DIED PREVIOUS TO HER DECEASE (sic)
JOHN SLOMAN DIED 19th AUGUST
1825 AGED 13 MONTHS
WILLIAM JOHN SLOMAN
DIED 20th AUGUST 1826 AN INFANT
GEORGE SLOMAN
DIED 30th AUGUST 1827 AGED 10 WEEKS
AND THOMAS SLOMAN DIED
30th JANUARY 1832 AGED 3 YEARS
AND 6 MONTHS
(*Mary Steel is buried in Section E, see Headstone Inscription)

Charles Steel was a Farmer of Court Sole Farm. His will is dated 16th June 1826.
   He desires to be buried in his vault in the churchyard of Cliffe, "where the remains of part of my family are already deposited and that a suitable inscription be made on the Tomb over the said vault to my memory". Later in his will he leaves 5 per annum from Court Sole, to the Rector and Churchwardens of Cliffe, payable on the 29th September, each year, for "keeping in repair the vault belonging to and lately made by me in the churchyard of the said Parish of Cliffe and also the Tomb over the said vault, and also in or towards the painting, repairing and keeping in repair the iron railings thereto". It shall be lawful for the Rector and Churchwardens to distrain the farm for the payment.
   It cannot escape the notice of all who enter the churchyard, that this obligation, if taken on by the Rector and Churchwardens, has for some time past, been sadly neglected, although 5 per annum would hardly suffice today!
The will goes on :
   By an indenture of 28th February 1822, made between Charles Steel, of the 1st part, Sarah Steel, his wife, of the 2nd part and James Pelling Hatch and Nathaniel Boorman of the 3rd part, an agreement between Charles Steel his heirs and executors with James Pelling Hatch, Nathaniel Boorman that Charles Steel would pay to his wife, Sarah during her life an annuity of 60 per annum out of his estate by the executors and trustees of his will.
   To John Sloman of Maidstone, Timber Merchant, and John Comport of Cooling, Gentleman and James Steel of Cliffe, Yeoman, Court Sole Farm and several pieces of land belonging to it, 63 acres, in his own occupation to supply the annuity of 60 per annum. His two cottages, divided into 3 properties and gardens in Cliffe, also his shares of marshland of 40 acres in the parishes of Breznett ?, Snargate, Warehorne and Brookland in Romney Marsh in the occupation of his nephew, Charles Steel, also arable land in Romney Marsh, near Brenzett and Snargate, lately purchased by him from the assigns? Of his late brother Samuel Steel, of 4 acres 1rood and 23 perches, occupied by nephew Charles Steel, and all his other freehold properties, upon trust. The latter to pay his daughter Mary , now wife of John Sloman, the annual rents and profits during her life for her own sole use. After her death, John Sloman can take the same benefits for his life. After they are both dead, upon trust to pay Charles Steel Sloman, eldest son of John and Mary Sloman same income for life. After his death, upon trust for all the children of Charles Steel Sloman at 21 years of age. If Charles Steel Sloman has no surviving children, property in Cliffe and Romney Marsh, upon trust to pay John Sloman, son of John and Mary Sloman annual rents etc. at 21 years of age, for life. After the death of John Sloman, to his children, equally, if there are no surviving children or he has no living siblings, then to nephew Charles Steel son of brother James Steel. He forgives nephew George Steel of Stoke, Yeoman money which he owes.
   To nephews James and Charles Steel, 50 each. To John Gibbs of Strood, Gentleman (his Solicitor), and to John Sloman , John Comport and James Waters of Rochester, Yeoman, 19 guineas each. To any men and maid servants at time of his death, 10 each, over and above any wages due. To grand daughter Elizabeth Hatch, only child of daughter Rebecca, late wife of William Hatch of Leybourne, Farmer, 1,500 from funds and securities at 21 years of age. If she dies under 21 leaving issue, then to child or children equally at 21. If she leaves no children, then the 1,500, plus stocks and securities to the value of 1,500 to trustees to pay grandchildren, James and Sarah Hatch, son and daughter of daughter Sarah, late wife of James Pelling Hatch of Strood, Tailor at 21. If they died under 21, leaving issue, then of the above money and stocks etc. equally to their children at 21.If no children, upon trust to pay daughter Mary Sloman interest etc. of the 1,500 for life, after her death, upon trust to pay John Sloman interest for life. Stocks to be transferred to all of Mary Sloman's children, equally at 21, if they died before 21, then to all his nephews and nieces, equally. Trustees can take money from rents etc. to pay for education, etc. of the beneficiaries under the will. There follows complicated details concerning the executors.
   Executors: John Sloman. John Comport and James Steel
  
Witnesses: P. Dive, Kingsdown, Kent, George Shaw and Thomas Pryer, Clerks to Mr Gibbs

Codicil Dated 19th November 1824
   To two sons in law, William Hatch and James Pelling Hatch,19 guineas each for mourning. To Ann Bell, Housekeeper, weekly sum of 14 shillings for life to be paid regularly by Executors every Monday morning.
   John Sloman no longer to be a Trustee, in his place "friend" George Lake of Higham, Gentleman, he is also to be an Executor. To George Lake, 19 guineas.
   Witnesses: George Shaw, Thomas Pryer and Sarah Giver.

20.   Large Headstone

IN
MEMORY
OF
GUNNINGS STEVENSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 19th 1809
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE WHO DIED
MAY 1st ? 1829 AGED 82 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE BY ANN HIS WIFE THREE SONS
AND TWO DAUGHTERS VIZ GEORGE,
JAMES GUNNINGS, CHARLES, CHARLOTTE
AND LOUISA

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[LOUISA] WIFE OF JOHN STEVENSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL [    ] 1820 AGED [36] YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN STEVENSON
WHO DIED DECEMBER [    ] 18[65] AGED [8] 5 YEARS

21.   Headstone

THE FAMILY GRAVE OF THOMAS & MARY ANN THORP
OF LONDON
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
SARAH ANN THORP
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & FRANCES LEATHERSBY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 15th 1863
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO OF
FRANCES SUSANNAH MEARS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1879
AGED 84 YEARS

When Sarah Ann (Thorp) was Baptised in 1822, her father, John, was a Labourer

END OF SECTION B

Section C  is north of Section B.

PRE 1930 GRAVES ONLY

22.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
ARCHIBALD ERNEST APPS
WHO DIED 22nd DEC. 1916
AGED 21 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

In the 1901 Census in Burham, the son of Pharoah Apps, a Cement Labourer.

23.   Headstone


GEORGE & ELLA ELSE AT THE  CANAL TAVERN, CLIFFE CREEK

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELLA SPRATLEY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE STEPHEN ELSE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th DAY OF JULY 1919
AGED 62 YEARS
"At Rest"
AND ALSO OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE STEPHEN ELSE
WHO DIED 6th FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 73 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord
hath taken away"

I presume this is the same George Else who ran the Canal Tavern, Cliffe Creek, 1903 Directory. The Census records: 1881 at St. Mary Hoo, George Else, Wheelwright and 1901, Engine Fitter, Cooperage House, Cliffe Creek.

24.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HOUNSELL
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1858
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 8th 1880
AGED 66 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

Thomas Hounsell lived in Reed Street and was an Agricultural Labourer, 1851 Census.

25.   Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF ?]
THOMAS ERNEST JEFFERY
DIED NOVEMBER 15th 1907
AGED 32 YEARS
"On that happy Easter Morning,
All the graves their dead restore,
Father, Sister, Child and Mother
Meet once more"

26.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN
THE BELOVED SON OF
CLARA KRAEMER
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 18th 1927
AGED 20 YEARS
"He sleeps in Jesus"
ALSO OF ROBERT KRAEMER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 6th 1924
AGED 52 YEARS

In the 1901 Census, the Kraemers lived in Sutherland Street, Westminster, and Robert was a Dairy Manager. He was born in Marylebone, Clara in Maidstone.

27.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
STEPHEN LANE
DIED FEBRUARY 17th 1903
AGED 74 YEARS
"For he maketh the storm to cease so that
the waves thereof are still" Ps. vii C29 V
AND ALSO OF
MARY ANN LANE
WHO DIED FEB. 22nd 1926
AGED 89 YEARS

Kelly's Directory, 1882, 1891 and 1903, Boot and Shoe Maker. 1881 Census, Cordwainer, Church Street.

28.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 29th 1893
AGED 77 YEARS
"Not gone from memory, nor from love
but to our Father's home above"

Mary Ann Osmotherly was the wife of James, an Agricultural Labourer. They lived at Oast House Cottage, 1891 Census

29.   Curbs

South Side
ELIZABETH WOOLLEY WHO DIED 30th AUG. 1925 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
HENRY JAMES WOOLLEY HER HUSBAND WHO DIED 18th NOV. 1925 AGED 71 YEARS

END OF SECTION C

 

Section D  is north of the main body of the church, from the north east corner of the north
                            transept to the north west corner of the north aisle.

30.   Headstone


GEORGE BENNITT, DIED 1689

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF GEORGE BENNITT
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY YE 30th 1689
AGED 34 YEARS AND
HIS TWO DAUGHTERS
BOTH ELIZABETH

Of a long established Cliffe family, George Bennitt was a Yeoman Farmer, Administration Bond

BRETT see BRIGHT

31.   Headstone and "Book" Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES BRIGHT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1892
AGED 50 YEARS
"Physician of my sin sick soul,
To thee I bring my case,
My raging malady control,
And heal me by thy Grace"
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 2nd 1866 AGED 10 DAYS
ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 17th 1872 AGED 7 DAYS
ALSO FREDERICK EDWARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVR. 19Th 1882 AGED 2 YEARS
"Though lost to sight to memory
ever dear"
ALSO ERNEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 19th ? 1897 AGED 16 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

James Bright lived in Reed Street and was a Shepherd?, 1891 Census; Farmer?, 1903 Directory

32.   Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD
MARY AND
FREDERICK
BRIGHT
ALICE
 AND
 JASPER
 BRETT
"Suffer little children to
come unto me"

33.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LILY EDITH CARPENTER
DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1913 AGED 15

In 1901 living in Higham, the daughter of a Waggoner

34.   Double Headstone


WILLIAM & MARY CHILDS, BOTH DIED 1720

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF MARY CHILDS
THE WIFE OF WILLIAM
CHILDS, YEOMAN
OF THIS PARISH SHE 
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST YE 13th 1720
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
  WILLIAM CHILDS
  YEOMAN, HE DEPARTD.
  THIS LIFE OCTOBER
THE 5th 1720
  AGED 51 YEARS

William Childs will is dated 10th June 1720, he was a Yeoman.
   The Reversion and Inheritance of his Right Title estate and interests in property, including barns, stables, orchards and 7 pieces of land in High Halstow, in the occupation of his mother Alice Pilcher, which was due to come to him at his mother's death, to his son William Childs. Property, including barn, stable, orchard and 1 piece of land of about 4 acres, at Parry Hill in Cliffe, now in the occupation of John Paul, Carpenter. Also his Right Title and interest in a "certain common called Cooling Street Common", to the last mentioned property, and about 3 acres of woodland in his occupation, also property including garden, orchard and about one and a quarter acres of arable in Cliffe, occupied by Stephen Petas?, and commoning in Rye Street, to son John Childs. Property and garden in Cliffe in occupation of William Darsley? To wife Mary. Also to wife Mary 100 by a marriage bond in case he died, also further sum 300.
   To son Willam Childs 50. To mother Alice Pilcher 25. Residue to two sons William and John, who are Executors.
   Witnesses: B. Nodes, James Hareson and Robert Baldwin.

 35.   Headstone and Body Stone

"Time how Short, Eternity how Long"
IN
MEMORY OF
Mr JOHN CLARK
(OF THIS PARISH) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MAY 10th 1802
AGED 76 YEARS
"Farewell vain world, I've known enough of thee,
And now I am careless of what thou say'st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thy frowns I fear,
My soul's at rest, my head lies quiet here"
"Here the wicked cease from troubling,
Here the weary are at rest,
They hear not the noise of the oppressor"

John Clark's will is dated 3rd May 1802, he is a Shopkeeper.
   To Sarah Boutell of Little Branly, Essex, Widow, and her two sons, John and Mark, 100 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities, part of his stock. To Charity School at Chelmsford, Essex, 200 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities. To Elizabeth Bellamy of Cliffe, Spinster at 21 years, in trust to his executors and trustees. Also to her, property in Cliffe in occupation of Thomas Elsford, (the southern end). The northern end of the same property in the occupation of Thomas Baker to the said Thomas Elsford. Property where he now lives, and all real and personal estate to his good friend, Richard Edmonds of Cliffe, Yeoman, who is also Executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Wickham, clerk to Messrs. Twopenny, Attorneys of Rochester, James Shead of Cliffe, Yeoman and Jno. Smith of Cliffe, Victualler

36.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM COTTLE
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 18[8]5
AGED 49 YEARS
"The Lord is generous and full of
Compassion, slow to anger and of
[ Infinite Mercy ? ]"
"Let everything that hath breath
Praise his Holy Name"

William Cottle was a Cooper, 1881 Census

37.   Pedestals, Cross gone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
HERBERT FREDERICK
DAVIS
WHO DIED[    ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
[    ]

38.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN ELSEGOOD
DIED JANUARY 2nd 1887
AGED 57 YEARS
"Rest comes at length though life
be long and dreary,
The day must dawn and darksome
night be passed
Faith's journey ends in welcome
To the weary,
And Heaven, the Lord's true home
Will come at last"
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 29th 1892
AGED 67 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that labour and
are heavy laden and I will give you rest"

In 1881,John Elsegood was a Licensed Victualler in North Street, Strood, born in Cliffe. Census

39.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES & WILLIAM [SONS] OF
JAMES & MARIA ELSEGOOD
JAMES DIED APRIL 21st ? 18[58]
AGED 19 [YEARS]
[    ]
WILLIAM DIED MAY [    ] 1859
AGED 16 YEARS

40.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH GLIDEWELL
WHO DIED 16th JULY [1853]
AGED 83

Mother-in-law to John Huggins, 1841 Census

41.   Headstone

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY]
[OF]
[SAMU]EL GLIDEWELL
[WHO DIED [    ] DECEMBER] 1874
AGED 84 YEARS

A Waterman in Milton? 1851 and 1861 Census. In the 1871 Census a patient in Hospital at Maidstone?

42.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JULIA ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
STEPHEN WALTER HAMMOND
BORN SEPTEMBER 19th 1862
DIED AUGUST 3rd 1926
BOTH OF CLIFFE
ALSO W.E.G. HAMMOND
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH 21st 1888
DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1932
"Life's work well done,
Heaven's Crown well won,
Now comes rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
STEPHEN W. HAMMOND
BORN OCTOBER 3rd 1860
DIED DECEMBER 10th 1940

In a 1913 Kelly's Directory, a Beer Retailer, born in Cliffe

43.   Headstone

ERECTED BY HIS LOVING WIFE
IN MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES HAWKINS
WHO WAS KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION
ON JULY 26th 1911
AGED 26 YEARS
"On the Resurrection Morning,
Soul and Body meet again,
No more sorrow no more weeping,
No more pain"
ALSO OF
BERTHA LILLIAN HAWKINS
DIED DECR. 20Th 1909
AGED 6 WEEKS

The Times, July 27th 1911 reported the incident which killed Hawkins :
   "By an explosion which occurred yesterday at the explosives factory of Messrs. Curtis and Harvey at Cliffe, about eight miles (sic) from Chatham, three men were killed and others were injured. The names of the killed are Ernest Law, Charles Hawkins and George Walkingshaw. A workman named Joseph Wordly* was removed to St. Bartholomew's Hospital suffering from extensive burns. The nitro-glycerine mixing-house was completely destroyed.
   Hawkins and Law were working in the house at the time, while Walkingshaw was carrying materials to the hut. All three men were blown to atoms. About a dozen employes who were engaged in different parts of the works were injured, several having limbs broken. They were attended to at the factory surgery.
   Much damage was done to the company's offices and other buildings. The timekeeper's house was well-nigh wrecked. The windows of many houses in the village, situated a mile distant, were smashed. The cause of the explosion is at present unknown. Law and Hawkins were married men and Walkingshaw was single"
*Joseph Wordly was buried in Section E in 1912, he was rescued by Herbert Dobinson, for which action, he was awarded the Edward Medal, 1st Class.

44.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN HUGGINS
WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1851 AGED 58
ALSO GEORGE HUGGINS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN AUSTRALIA
1st JUNE 1849 AGED 27
ALSO THOMAS HUGGINS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd JAN. 1910 AGED 85

John Huggins was a Nurseryman and Grocer in Church Street, 1851 Census. In c. 1822-25, he was a Gardener in Hoo, Hoo Church Baptism Register. He was born in Allhallows.

HUGGINS see READ

45.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE CHARLES ROBERT LAST
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1918 AGED 88 YEARS

46.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN MATTHEW LEWIS
WHO DIED 16th JANUARY [1890]
AGED 8 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

47.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES LEWIS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF FRANCES LEWIS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1893
AGED 43 YEARS
"Blessed is that man that maketh
the Lord his Trust"
ALSO FRANCES LEWIS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 16th 1905
AGED 51 YEARS
"Safely, safely gathered in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
Passed beyond all grief and pain,
For our loss we must not weep,
Nor our loved one long to keep,
From the home of rest and peace,
Where all sin and sorrows cease"

General Labourer, 4 Reed Street. 1891 Census

48.   Headstone

[    ]
HENRY JAMES
[    ] AND ELDEST SON OF
JAMES AND FRANCES LEWIS
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE [AUGUST] [    ] 1887
AGED 14 YEARS & 8 ? MONTHS
[    ]

49.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN MOORE
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1889
AGED 76 YEARS
"Alight is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled"
ALSO
MARY MOORE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 4th 1898
IN HER 86th YEAR
"Thou art gone but not forgotten"

50.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS PANKHURST
WHO DIED JANUARY 21st 1910
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
OLIVE ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1913
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest in Peace"

51.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ALICE PELLING
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1876
AGED 31 YEARS
"Weep not for me my parents dear,
I am not lost but sleeping here,
Short was my stay,
But longer in my rest,
God took me hence because
He thought it best"

In the 1871 Census, the wife of George, Railway Signal Man, in Deptford.

52.   Headstone and Plain Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
JULIA PETTITT
WHO DIED 31st MAY 1929
"Now we see through a glass darkly,
But then face to face"
ALSO MARJORIE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
NORMAN SOUTHWOOD
CREMATED AT CHARING
ON 1st AUGUST 1953
"Rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him,
And he shall give thee thy heart's desire"

Julia Pettitt was the wife of James, an Electrical Engineer at Milton,1901 Census. Engineering Manager at Curtis and Harvey's Explosive Factory in 1913, Kelly's Directory, living at "Curbar".

53.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN READ
LATE OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 15th OCTOBER 1859
AGED 79

1851 Census, a lodger in Chatham, Superannuated Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, 1855 Post Office Directory, Shopkeeper in Chatham?

54.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FRANCES SOPHIA READ
WIDOW OF JOHN READ
AND FORMERLY WIDOW OF
JOHN HUGGINS
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1874
AGED 85

SOUTHWOOD see PETTITT

55.   Granite Pedestals, Cross Fallen

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE WELLARD STEVENSON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECEMBER 1876
AGED 56 YEARS

George Stevenson was an Harness and Saddle Maker, 1871 Census

56.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AMY WOOLLEY
DIED SEPT. 2nd 1911
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS WOOLLEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUG. 18th 1917
AGED 72 YEARS
"At Rest"

57.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
THOMAS WOOLLEY LATE R.N.
WHO WAS DROWNED AT SEA THROUGH THE
SINKING OF THE MOTOR BOAT ROAM
28th OCTOBER 1926 AGED 54 YEARS
"Sadly Missed"

The Kent Messenger, November 6th 1926
CHATHAM MAN DROWNED OFF RAMSGATE
Swanscombe Engineer's Story of Wreck
  
"The final chapter in last Thursday's drama of the sea took place at Lydd Town Hall on Thursday, when Dr. A. MacMillan held an inquest on a body found washed ashore at Dungeness on Monday. It was that of "Thomas Woolley" of Chatham, second engineer on the oil tanker Roam which sank in heavy seas ten or twelve miles off Ramsgate. Four of the crew of five were saved by the Ramsgate steam trawler Harvest Moon.
   The story of the wreck was told to the Coroner by Charles Nelson Roymund Gear, chief engineer, of 30 Broomfield Road, Swanscombe, who said the Roam left Margate on October 27th for Bruges with a cargo of tar, and a crew consisting of the captain, mate, first and second engineers, and cook. They encountered bad weather near the Sandette Lightship and commenced shipping heavy seas. At 11.30 p.m. The captain decided to turn for shelter and headed for the North Foreland. Upon discovering that the tanker was floundering, everything was made secure, distress signals were sent up and flames burnt. The engines were stopped and the ship's lifeboat having been washed away, the crew went on deck and donned their lifebelts, and Woolley was in his company during this time. "About five minutes after we had put on the lifebelts" said the witness, "the ship gave a lurch and the mate, cook and deceased dived overboard, followed by the captain and myself, and that was the last I saw of Woolley. A large cargo steamer about a quarter of a mile away threw a lifebuoy to us. The Harvest Moon picked us up, but Woolley was missing, and we cruised about for half an hour without finding any trace of him. We were then taken ashore at Ramsgate".
   William Coleman, chief officer at Dungeness Admiralty Station, who discovered the body, said the cork lifebelt was securely fastened.
   Dr. J. A. Proctor, The Paddocks, Lydd, stated he was of the opinion that death was caused by drowning.
   The inquest was adjourned.

End of Section D

 

Section E  is the major part of the churchyard west of the church. It is divided into nine unequal areas. The east west (or horizontal) lines run parallel with the boundary walls, from the southern edge of the south aisle, and from the northern edge of the north aisle. The south north (or vertical) lines run north from the large tree by the Rumble headstones, and the westernmost, parallel with the western edge of the large Smith Family tomb.

(PRE 1930 GRAVES ONLY)

THE NUMBERS IN BRACKETS RELATE TO AREAS 1-9 ON THE PLAN

58.   Headstone 

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD ADSLEY
DIED AUGUST 28th 1894
AGED 59 YEARS
"Come unto me ye weary and I will give you rest"
ALSO JANE ADSLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 19th 1881
AGED 42 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO JAMES ADSLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 29th 1862
DIED MARCH 30th 1912
"For so he giveth his beloved sleep"

Edward Adsley was a Waggoner of 2 Marsh Lane in 1881, Census

ALBON see THORNDIKE

59.   Headstone 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF STEPHEN ALLEN
YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF FEBRUARY 1813 AGED [70] YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE STEPHEN ALLEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th ? OF AUGUST 1817 AGED 74 YEARS

Stephen Allen's will is dated 8th March 1816
   To daughter Mary, wife of John Rumble of Cliffe, 10. To grand-daughter, daughter of Richard and Hannah Rumble of Cliffe, 20 at 21 years, the 20 to be invested until then. To John Fulkes the Younger of Frindsbury, Maltster, and John Munn of Brompton, Victualler, all his freehold Marshland in Cliffe, and freehold sold by order in Chancery, and bought for him by Richard Knight of Cliffe, Gentleman, and all household goods, cattle, crops, securities, etc., all real and personal estate upon trust. To sell Marshland and other land at Cliffe, proceeds, with money he has at time of death, shared equally among his children. Portion for daughter, Hannah Rumble, wife of Richard, in Government Securities. He has given daughter Elizabeth wife of Samuel Constable of Southend, Essex, Waterman 70. Detailed conditions concerning trust follows. Executors: John Fulkes, John Munn and daughter Mary Rumble.
   Witnesses; Thomas Scusor? Of Cliffe, Labourer, Charles Lockwood of Rochester, and John Lockwood of Rochester, Attorney at Law.

60.   Headstone and Body Stones  


WILLIAM AND SARAH ALLEN, AND CHILDREN

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ALLEN
WHO DIED THE 9th OF MARCH 1842
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ALLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd OF MAY 1856
AGED 73 YEARS

Small Body Stones
[OLIVE] ?
DAUGHTER OF
[WILLIAM] & SARAH
ALLEN
DIED NOV. [ ] 1802 ?
AGED [ ] DAYS
----------
SARAH
DAUGHTER OF
[WILLIAM] & SARAH
ALLEN
DIED [ ] JUNE 1824?
[AGED 10 YEARS] ?

William Allen, Farmer of Coombe Farm, St. Mary Hoo, will dated 25th August 1840
   The will consists mostly of detailed trust condition, etc.
   To wife Sarah Allen and sons, William and Robert, all property and land he possesses at time of his death. Farming implements, etc. upon trust, to, if they think fit, carry on business of farming, for the life of his wife or as long as she is his widow. In order to carry on business, they can employ clerks, workmen and servants, etc., and allow money for their salaries. After his wife's death or re-marriage, sons can sell all real estate, farming implements, stock, etc. There follows details of the trust. Money invested in Public Funds, interest going to wife, if still his widow. After her death or re-marriage, interest to his sons, John, William, George, James, Robert and Richard and daughter Ann Olive, equally, provided, he has advanced 100 to son George and 800 to son James, they have no share of estate without bringing into "hotchpot" money advanced to them. To wife and sons William and Robert all real estate vested in him as mortgagee or trustee. Will continues with involved trust conditions, etc.
   Executors: wife Sarah and sons William and Robert.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester, Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs. Essell and Hayward, Solicitors, Rochester.
   Estate value, under 6,000

ALLEN see YOUNG

61.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE MARIA ASHBY DIED OCT. 18th 1921 AGED 59 YEARS

ALSO AMBROSE ASHBY DIED JULY 21st 1948 AGED 87 YEARS

Ambrose Ashby 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories, Shopkeeper, Station Road. 1901 Census, and Platelayer.

62.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD AUSTIN
DIED JULY 15th 1904
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 7th 1920
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ERNEST GEORGE
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 14th 1918
AGED 32 YEARS
"Sleep on beloved and take thy rest"

63.   "Book" Type Tablet   (9)

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY AYERS
WHO DIED
1st NOV. 1920 
AGED 
47 
ALSO TO THEIR SON
AUBREY AYERS
  TROOPER 2nd LIFE GUARDS
  WHO DIED
  AT ROUEN, FRANCE
  ON 27th FEB. 1917
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THE AFORE NAMED
YEARS HENRY AYERS
WHO DIED
12th DEC. 1926
AGED 62 YEARS

Henry Ayers 1901 Census, at Three Crutches, Frindsbury, Foreman of Cement Works

 

64.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILY ANN BAKER PASSED AWAY DEC. 14th 1927 AGED 69 YEARS

 

65.   Displaced Curb South West Corner

[FRANCIS CLIFFORD] BALDOCK WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 23rd 1922 AGED 58 YEARS

Francis Baldock was a Farmer

 

BARLOW see FULLER

66.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY BARNES
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
WHILST BATHING
ON THE 18th SEPTEMBER 1884
AGED 26 YEARS
"Weep not my wife and infant dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
In peace I lived , in peace I died,
My life, I asked but was denied"

Henry Barnes was a Carpenter, and was drowned at Cliffe Creek.

67.   Cruciform Coped   

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
EMMA WIFE OF WILLIAM BARNES OF BERRY COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [    ] JANUARY 1872 IN THE 41st YEAR OF HER AGE

William Barnes farmed at Berry Court, in the 1871 Census, he had 300 acres and employed 13 men and 3 boys.

68.   Headstone  

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
E. A. BEANEY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1922
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD JAMES BEANEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1937
AGED 71 YEARS

Richard Beaney was, in 1901, at St Mary's Road, Frindsbury, and was a busy person, being, Deputy Registrar, School Attendance Officer, Relieving Officer and Vaccination Officer, etc.

69.   Small Headstone   

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS BELLAMY
DIED APRIL 2nd 1894
AGED 83
ALSO ANN BELLAMY
DIED 18th MAY 1901
AGED 82
ALSO SARAH BELLAMY
DIED 23rd JULY 1939
AGED 94
"At Rest"

Thomas Bellamy was a Shepherd of 1 Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

70.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS [BENNETT]
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1890
AGED 65 YEARS

71.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS BESLEE
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1907
AGED 61 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO OF HARRIETT HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MAY 5th 1933
IN HER 84th YEAR
"At Rest"

Thomas Beslee was a Farmer at Lee Green, 1903 Kelly's Directory. His wife, Harriett, carried on farming at Lee Green after his death, 1913 Kelly's Directory.

72.   Small Headstone   

IN SWEET
AND
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARJORIE KATHLEEN
BESLEE
WHO DIED JAN. 30th 1925
IN HER 5th YEAR
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

73.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
OUR DEAR FATHER
FREDERICK REUBEN BESSANT
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1919
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF FREDERICK HENRY BESSANT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON HMS QUEEN MARY
IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND MAY 31st 1916
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA BEATRICE JIGGENS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1915
AGED 30 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

BILLINGS see FILMER

74.   Headstone, Very Eroded   


HENRY BOARHAM / BOREHAM, DIED 1737,
AND, TOP, POSSIBLY JOAN BOARHAM, DIED 1715?

[HERE]
[LYETH]
THE [BODY] OF
[JOAN] ? [BO]ARHAM
[WHO DIED] [    ] [DECEMBER]
1[715]
[AGED [    ] YEARS]
[ALSO] HENR]Y B[OARHA]M
WHO DIED [ ] MAY
1737
AGED 25 YEARS

There is just about enough left on this very eroded stone to identify the above, the age was very helpful, this confirmed Henry Boreham, he being baptised at Cliffe in 1711.
   Will, signed Borham, is dated 1st May 1737, he was of Cliffe, a Yeoman Farmer.
   To his father, Henry, who was "beyond sea", his real estate in Meopham, occupied by James Munn and Robert Wellard for his father's life. After father's death, divided equally between three cousins, William, Wiffen and Thomas Salmon.
   To father, his right and title to Cock Farm in Cliffe, also his personal estate. Father Executor. During his father's absence, uncle William Salmon is Trustee, can sell his effects to pay off debts, if not enough, then from his Meopham farms. If his father does not return all to his three Salmon cousins.
   Witnesses: George Masters, P. Day and Thomas Hall

75.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

IN MEMORY OF ELIZA BOLTON
DIED JUNE 19th 1926 AGED 73
ALSO RICHARD HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN. 17th 1896 AGED 46

In 1891 Census, of Reed Street, a Potter's Labourer

76.   Headstone and Body Stone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA WIFE OF
Mr NATHAN BOORMAN
WHO DIED MAY 9th ? 1824 AGED 44 YEARS
"[    ] from pain and illness,
[    ] doth rest whose fate it was to,
[    ] in this world, physicians oft to [    ]
[    ] Christ we hope has her from [    ]
[    ] this her body with the dust,
[    ] above hath numbered with the best"

Nathaniel Boorman of Cooling, Yeoman Farmer, will dated 25th October 1828.
   Desires to be buried in Cliffe Churchyard and that a headstone and body stone be erected on his grave. His freehold in Strood High Street lately occupied by Thomas Lawrence, now or lately by ---------- Pope, to James Steel, of Cliffe, Farmer, John Smith of Higham, Blacksmith and John Osmotherly the Younger of Cliffe, Carpenter, upon trust, during the life of his reputed son John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly. To pay rent from Strood property to John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly, for life. After his death, to any children he may have, if they died under 21 then to Harriet Hider of Brookland in or near Romney Marsh, Spinster. Residue to James Steel , John Smith and John Osmotherly, to sell as they think fit, the money upon trust. To Harriet Hider 100. To James Steel, John Smith and John Osmotherly, 19 guineas each for mourning, for their kindness in undertaking the Executorship and Trusts. To brother John Boorman 19 guineas for mourning. All his wearing apparel to John Lowden of Cooling, Shepherd. To John Osmotherly the Younger 50 upon condition he pays expenses of funeral, except the headstone and body stone, which come from his personal estate. Details of conditions concerning trusts. Money from sale of residue, real estate, ready money, securities, farming stock, effects, etc. to his trustees for reputed son John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly, after his death to his children, if any, if they died under 21, or there are no children, 500 to nephew John Boorman son of brother John Boorman, 500 to nephew James Boorman, another son of John.
   Witnesses; D.B.Lewis, Atty. At Law, Rochester, William Wickham and R. Lewis, his Clerks.

77.   Headstone and Body Stone  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
Mr NATHANIEL BOORMAN
WHO DIED THE 19th ? DAY OF JANUARY 1828
AGED [55] YEARS
"Then may the shepherd and
The shepherdess [    ] can
Under the shadow of the
Wings of the Almighty God"

78.   Headstone 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF
JOHN BOORMAN
WHO DIED MARCH 27th 1853
AGED 77
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BOORMAN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1855
AGED 87
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

79.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY WILLIAM BOWLES
WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1914
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ELIZA THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JULY 1920
AGED 77 YEARS
"In Jesus Keeping"

A Baker of 5 High Street, 1881 Census, 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories

BRENCHLEY see MUNN

BRENCHLEY see RELPH

80.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE BRENCHLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] [MA[Y 1876 AGED [55] YEARS
ALSO ED[WARD]?
SON OF [THE ABOVE]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[    ] [Y]EARS
ALSO ELIZA WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO [DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
17th JANUARY 190[7] [AGED] [8]2 YEARS
[    ]

81.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
THE CHILDREN OF
LAWRENCE & LOUISA BRENCHLEY
EDWIN DIED FEB. 24th 1885
AGED 1 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
LAWRENCE DIED FEB. 26th 1885
AGED 3 YEARS
FRED DIED IN INFANCY JULY 1st 1893
THOMAS DIED JULY 28th 1898
AGED 4 YEARS
ELIZA BORN OCT. 25th 1877
DIED SEPT. 6th 1898
"At Rest"

82.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BRENCHLEY
BORN FEBRUARY 20th 1852
DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1917
AGED 65 YEARS
AND ALSO OF ELLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN APRIL 29th 1859
DIED JULY 7th 1908
AGED 51 YEARS

Steam Crane Driver, of Reed Street 1901 Census

83.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED BRENCHLEY
BORN JANUARY 4th 1885
DIED MARCH 8th 1929
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF
LAWRENCE BRENCHLEY
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1930
AGED 76 YEARS
AND LOUISA BRENCHLEY
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1937
AGED 87 YEARS
"Life's work well done,
Heaven's crown well won,
Now comes rest"

Lawrence Brenchley 1881 Census, Cement Labourer of Reed Street, 1901 Census, also of Reed Street, Shepherd on Marshes, (same man?)
Alfred Brenchley 1901 Census, Night Watchman of Thames Terrace ?

84.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE ROBERT BROMLEY
WHO WAS DROWNED AT CLIFFE CREEK
SEPTEMBER 12th 1885
AGED 18 YEARS
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO WAS SUFFOCATED AT GREENWICH
MAY 3rd 1894
AGED 29 YEARS

85.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF ALFRED STEVENS BROWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th APRIL 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready"

George Brown A Bricklayer, 1855 Post Office Directory.

86.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
AMELIA CECILIA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH AND MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1891
AGED 23 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

87.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BUCKMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MARCH 1887
AGED 72 YEARS
"I sought the Lord and [he foun]d ?me a[nd]
Delivered me from all my Tears"

 

88.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JEREMIAH BUCKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTR. 24Th 1908
AGED 80 YEARS
"Until the day breaks and the
Shadows flee away"

Jeremiah Buckman of 1 Cliffe Villa, Salt Lane was a Cement Labourer, as was his brother, James

BUCKMAN see CURTIS

BUCKMAN see SOUTH

89.   Small Headstone  

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
LESLIE WILLIAM
BURR
WHO FELL ASLEEP
AUGUST 21st 1901
AGED 4 MONTHS
"Jesus called a little child"

Leslie Burr was the son of Frederick and Julia of Reed Street, his father was a Carpenter, 1901 Census

90.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WALTER EDWARD CAREY WHO DIED 5th MAY 1927 AGED 58 YEARS

91.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM CARR
WHO DIED JANUARY 25th 1886
AGED 50 YEARS
"Our parting was bitter our trials[severe ?]
[Dear ?] husband and friend we love [so dear ?]
[Our l]ot is hard, we'll not complain,
[And] hope through Christ to meet again"

92.   Displaced Curb on South Path

WILLIAM CATTERMOLE
WHO DIED OCT. 3rd 1909 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE EMILY CATTERMOLE
WHO DIED OCT. 2nd 1935 AGED 74 YEARS

William Cattermole was an Agricultural Labourer of West Street, 1891 Census

 

93.   Displaced Curb on South Path

WILLIAM JAMES CHAMBERS DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1900 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SARAH HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED 10th JUNE 1920 AGED 77 YEARS

William Chambers was a Cement Labourer of the Nine Elms Cement Works, 1891 Census

 

94.   Headstone  

[SACRED]
[TO] THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND CHAPMAN
WHO DIED 14th ? MARCH 1846
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1878
IN HER 69th YEAR
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the name of the Lord"
"Renew our will from day to day,
Bind it with thine and take away,
All that now makes it hard to say,
Thy Will be Done"
Hymns A&C 170

Edmund Chapman was an Agricultural Labourer of Reed Street, 1841 Census

 

95.   Pedestals and Cross  

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED CHESTERTON
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MAY 26th 1916
AGED 93 YEARS
"Perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY JULY 27th 1923
AGED 90 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF
JANE ELIZABETH
CHESTERTON
AGED 2 YEARS
SIDNEY POULTON
CHESTERTON
AGED 3 YEARS

North Side
JAMES EDWARD
CHESTERTON
AGED 8 YEARS
CHARLES
CHESTERTON
AGED 20 YEARS

Alfred Chesterton was a Shopkeeper and ran the Post Office for many years. Grocer and Draper, 1881 Census, Shop and Post Office, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Secretary of the Cooperative Society, 1891 Kelly's Directory, Emma Chesterton, Post Office, 1913 Kelly's Directory.

CHESTERTON see SPOOR

96.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOSEPH CHEVIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MARCH 21st 1803 AGED 55 YEARS
"When I was living as you are,
I had my thoughts on Worldly care,
But now I am laid all in dust,
Until the Rising of the Just"

97.   Displaced Curb on South Path

GEORGE THE ONLY SON OF WILLIAM HENRY PEARSE AND ANNIE CHISELL WHO FELL ASLEEP NOVEMBER 29th 1909 AGED 15 YEARS (one line)

George Chisell was the son of Annie Chisell who was School Mistress of the Public Elementary School in Cliffe, 1913 Kelly's Directory

 

CLARK see RUFFELL

98.   Small Headstone  

IN
MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
FLORENCE COLLINS
DIED 8th JUNE 1927
AGED 89 YEARS
ERECTED BY HER LOVING
SONS AND DAUGHTERS

99.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIZZIE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH COLLINS WHO DIED AUGUST 29th 1908 AGED 18 YEARS (one line)

Lizzie Collins father, James was a Grocer, Kelly's Directory, 1903 and 1913

 

100.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH COOK
FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1849
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SHIPMAN
HER FIRST HUSBAND
WHO DIED 16th SEPTEMBER 1803
AGED 46 YEARS

William Shipman was a Labourer. His will is dated 12th September 1803.
   To wife Sarah 50 , all furniture and effects that were her property at marriage, and best bed. To Samuel Bellamy, and Elizabeth Bellamy, son and daughter of Elizabeth, his first wife, 40 each. To Eleanor Bright of Cliffe, Spinster, 20.
   All his property in Cliffe, in occupation of Thomas Mateman, James Elsegood, John Taylor and [    ] Bennett, and personal estate and effects not already given, subject to payment of debts and legacies, to use of John Rumble of Cliffe, Miller and Richard Edmonds of Cliffe, Farmer, in trust, to sell off the property and pay debts, funeral costs and legacies.
   Residue and remainder divided equally between his two sisters, Mary wife of William Gransden of Allhallows, and Susanna wife of Thomas Elvard of High Halstow, Labourer. John Rumble and Richard Edmonds are Executors.
   Witnesses; Walter Vaughan, M.D.,? William Adams and John Lockwood

101.   Headstone, Part Buried 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH COOPER
DIED 5th ? DECEMBER 1867
AGED 64 YEARS
"The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"
ALSO EDWIN COOPER
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 12th FEBRUARY 1882
AGED 25 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
-------------Ground Level--------------
ALSO MARY
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[DIED JANUARY 1892]
[AGED 84 YEARS]

Joseph Cooper of Reed Street was an Agricultural Labourer, 1861 Census, son , Edwin was a Cement Labourer, 1881 Census

102.   Headstone ,Broken  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK CORNFORD
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1877
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OF
EUNICE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 24th ? 1891
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
LOUISA AND CLARA
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE
[Eroded Verses]

Frederick Cornford Senior, and Eunice Cornford ran the "Three Merry Boys" public house, Cooling Common. Frederick Junior and brother Robert, were Cement Labourers. 1871, 1881 and 1891 Census.

103.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROBERT MATTHEW CORNFORD
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 13th 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
FREDERICK CORNFORD
WHO DIED AUGUST 21st 1899
AGED 35 YEARS

104.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROBERT JOHN COWELL WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1928 AGED 29 YEARS

105.   Displaced Curb, South West Corner

[ALFRED] ? [E]DWARD CRABB WHO DIED MAY 16th 1916 AGED 39 YEARS

A Cement Labourer of Station Road, 1901 Census

 

106.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF
CHARLES CURTIS
DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH AND MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th ? 1887
AGED 33 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

107.   Large Headstone   

IN MEMORY OF
DAVID DAY
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1862
AGED 83 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1869
AGED 87 YEARS
MARY DAUGHTER OF DAVID & MARY DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF SEP. 1818
AGED 15 YEARS
"Here rests in peace a parent's hope and joy,
A mind arrayed in Innocency's vest,
When suddenly impatient to destroy,
Death clasp'd her vigour to his icy breast,
Her friends, companions all, alas deplore,
Those charms & budding virtues now no more"
ALSO ELIZ. DAY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th NOVEMBER 1819 AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO DAVID RICHARD THEIR SON
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1841 AGED 30 YEARS

David Day A Farmer of Coomb Hill Farm, Meopham, 100 acres, employing 3 men, (he was born in Cliffe). 1851 Census.

108.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ESTHER HOPPER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN DEVELIN
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1912 AGED 47 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO PARENTS OF THE ABOVE
LOUISA GOLDEN
WHO DIED NOV. 1st 1868 AGED 34 YEARS
AND JOHN GOLDEN
WHO DIED FEB. 18Th 1869 AGED 47 YEARS
"At Rest"

John Delvin In 1901 Census at Milton, Gravesend, Messenger to Merchant, children born in India and Aden, so probably ex-soldier

109.   Small Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR DAD AND MUM
WILLIAM HENRY
DOCKWRAY
1887 1926
AND HIS WIFE
IDA CAROLINE
1892 1988

William Dockwray "Yard Man" on Farm at Rye Street in 1901 Census, son of a Bricklayer

110.   Headstone 

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND FANNY DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 7th 1822*
AGED 18 YEARS
(*Register, 1821)

111.   Headstone and Two Tablets   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD PETER DOWSETT
WHO DIED JULY 3rd 1900
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1901
AGED 70 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe in his gentle breast,
There by his love o'ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest"
ALSO EMMA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN FEBRUARY 8th 1861
DIED MARCH 20th 1861
"Jesus called a little child"

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
EDWARD GEORGE
DOWSETT
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
8th NOVEMBER 1950
AGED 52 YEARS
"Until we meet again"

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
EDWARD PETER
DOWSETT
WHO DIED
12th MAY 1958
AGED 87 YEARS
"Fondly Remembered"

Edward Dowsett Agricultural labourer, 1881 Census

112.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ABRAM THOMAS DULY
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1893
AGED 31 YEARS
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
ISABELLA DULY
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1903
AGED 62 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"
ALSO ABRAHAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1906
AGED 68 YEARS
"Even so, Father for so it seemed good in thy sight"
St. Matthew xi v24

Abraham Duly Senior was an Engine Driver in 1881, Census, and an Engine Fitter in 1891, in the same year, Abraham, Junior was an Engine Driver, Census .

113.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
GEORGE ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [    ] 1856
AGED 34 YEARS
[Verses Eroded]

114.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1862
AGED 44 YEARS
"Hide thy Face from my sins and
Blot out all my iniquities"

115.   Headstone   

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1869
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ELFORD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1836
AGED 17 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which died
in the Lord"
ALSO MARY ELFORD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED MARCH 24th 1870 AGED [76]

The Elfords were Butchers and Bakers in Cliffe for several generations. William Elford, d. 1869, was originally an Agricultural Labourer, (Baptism Register 1820's)

116.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS ELFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 21st 1887
AGED 31 YEARS
"Earth to Earth and Dust to Dust,
Leaving him to sleep in trust,
Till the Resurrection Day,
Father in thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

117.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN ELFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
9th OF NOVEMBER 1897
AGED 81 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready"

118.   Fallen Headstone  

        
WILLIAM ELFORD, DIED 1907                             ESTHER ELFORD, DIED 1931

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ELFORD
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1907
AGED 58 YEARS
"Eternal Rest grant him O Lord"
ALSO
REGINALD YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 12th 1912
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO FRED
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
JULY 31st 1917
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO OF ESTHER
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ELFORD
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1931
AGED 79 YEARS
"At Rest"

119.   Headstone  



DETAIL OF  HEADSTONE OF HENRY EVE, DIED 1790,
AND HIS TWO WIVES

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY EVE, SEN. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. THE [ ] 1790
AGED [   ]3 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA HIS WIFE DIED NOVEMBER
THE [    ] 1763 AGED 70? YEARS
ALSO MARY 2nd WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 29th ? 1805 AGED 6O ? YEARS
"[    ] in the Ground,
[    ] the last Trumpet [shall ?] Sound,
Then burst the Grave [    ] the Prize,
That in our Saviour's bright Rise"

Will of Henry Eve,Yeoman, died 1790, dated 9th December 1789
   To Thomas Hulkes of Strood, Maltster, and William Knight of Cliffe, Yeoman, all freehold land and premises, lately purchased from Rev. Richard Davies and Margretta, his wife, and the Rev. John Lynch, Doctor of Laws, in Cliffe, of 90 acres. Also land lately purchased from Edward Hasted, Esq in Cliffe; property he holds of Richard Otley, John Prebble, John Knight, Thomas Hulkes and James Tanner, in Cliffe. Also household goods, furniture, plate, china, linen, chattels, cattle, crops, seeds in the ground, money, securities, etc, to Thomas Hulkes and William Knight, upon trust.
   They to take a full inventory of his household goods, etc. To allow wife, Mary to have rents and profits of freehold farm land, during her life, and occupy house and have use of household goods, etc. After her death, trustees to convey all freehold estate and all goods, listed above, equally between sons and daughters, Henry, Thomas, Mary and Sarah. Wife Mary Executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Elver, Joseph Richards and John Pattinson

Will of Mary Eve,of Cowling Street, dated 2nd July 1802
   Half of arable lands of 6 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches, and 1 rood and 5 perches in Cliffe, formerly property of Robert Wills conveyed by him to her son Thomas Eve, who conveyed the same to her, to daughter, Sarah Jenkins, wife of Thomas Jenkins of Cliffe, Farmer, for her life. Half of said land to daughter Mary Harling for her life, after her death, to her daughters, Ann and Mary Harling, equally. Wearing apparel, linen, and household goods to daughters, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Harling, equally.
Ready money, securities and all personal estate to son, Thomas Eve and daughters, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Harling, equally. Thomas Allen of Cliffe, farmer is Sole Executor.
Witnesses: John Evans, Jonathan Mills and Henry Edwards

CODICIL
Codicil dated 4th December 1805
   Since making the above will, daughter Mary Harling has purchased the fee simple of a farm and lands in Cliffe and Cooling, on which Mary Eve held a lease, not yet expired. Executor is to convey her interest in the farm at her death to Mary Harling,. Also to Mary Harling, the house where she usually lives, and a bridle and saddle.
   Witnesses: Joseph Richards, Robert Marshall and Samuel Rumble.

Administration of Henry Eve, dated August 1807
   Half brother, Thomas Eve of Higham, Victualler, sworn and granted Administration. Henry Eve, Yeoman, "died about 1st January 1802, a bachelor." Mary Eve, widow, his mother, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Ribbens, his sisters. Mary Eve died November (sic) 1805, without administering the estate. Administration Bond signed by Thomas Eve, Joshua Cope of Rochester, Gentleman and Charles Knowles of Rochester, Gentleman. Estate not exceeding 200

120.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF THOMAS EVE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE [ ] SEPTEMBER 17[ ]
AGED 63 ? YEARS

121.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY EVE, JUN. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 7th 18[0]2
AGED 37 ? YEARS

122.   Headstone  


FILMER FAMILY AT COURT SOLE FARM 
2nd from left, JOHN FILMER, DIED 1899, 
3rd from left, FANNY BILLINGS, DIED 1899, 
4th from left, ELIZA FILMER, DIED 1905

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN FILMER
WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1899
AGED 58 YEARS
"Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee"
ALSO ELIZA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1905
IN HER 64th YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
FANNY ELLEN BILLINGS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1899
AGED 35 YEARS
"The Lord is my Light"

John Filmer was a Farm Bailiff in the 1881 Census, a Farmer in the 1891 Census at Quickrell's Farm, also at Court Sole Farm (see photo)

123.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

JOHN ROBERT FILMER WHO ENTERED INTO REST DECEMBER 29th 1913 AGED 68 YEARS

In the 1901 Census, John Filmer was a Fishmonger in Windmill Street, Gravesend

 

124.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ELEANOR THE BELOVED W[IFE OF]
WALTER FRAYLING
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 8th [1884]
AGED 27 YEARS
"A Virtuous Woman is a Crow[n] [to?]
Her Husband" Prov. 12 c 4v
ALSO
ELEANOR SMITH [FRAYLING]
WHO DIED NOV[EMBER] [    ] [1884]
[AGED 20 DAYS]

Frayling was a Draper and Outfitter at 3, 4 and 5 Cliffe Market, Kelly's Directory 1903 and 1913. Born at Calne, Wilts.

 

125.   Displaced Curbs on South Path, ( c. 30 yards apart)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SAMUEL FUGE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1925 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO ANN FUGE WHO DIED FEB. 7th 1929 AGED 93 YEARS

Samuel Fuge was a Farmer of Turner Road, 1901 Census

 

126.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DARLING SON
REGINALD
EDWIN FULLER
WHO DIED OCT. 28th 1918
AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO REGINALD
ALFRED BARLOW, GRENADIER GUARDS
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
AUG. 27th 1918 AGED 25 YEARS
"Until the Day Breaks and
The Shadows flee away"

GOLDEN see DEVELIN

127.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK GOORD
WHO DIED [FEBRUARY] 27th ? 1891
AGED [43] YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GOORD
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1867
AGED 15 YEARS

Frederick Goord was a Beer Retailer at Cliffe Creek (Canal Tavern?), 1882 Kelly's Directory; John Goord was his brother. Both were stepsons of Alfred Brown of the "Black Bull" in Cliffe, 1861 Census. Probably related to the Goord family of Allhallows, who were Farmers.

128.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY GOORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th SEPTEMBER 1918
AGED 79 YEARS
"God is Love"

129.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BABE RITA MAY GREEN
WHO DIED AUG. 2nd 1921 AGED 6 WEEKS

130.   Headstone and Curb  

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE GULVIN
DIED 24th OCT. 1929
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND
WILLIAM JAMES
DIED 12th FEB. 1948
AGED 70 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Gulvin was a Shepherd of Rye Street, 1901 Census

131.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARLING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 18th 1798 AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYES TWO OF HIS CHILDREN
THOMAS EVE HARLING
DIED MAY 11th 1793 AGED 3 MONTHS
AND MARY HARLING
DIED MARCH 2nd 1805 AGED 7 YEARS

Probably a Farmer, see Eve wills

 

132.   Large, Conspicuous Pedestal, Mourning Female Figure on East Side, Topped by an Urn.  

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HARVEY ESQ. 
OF PARROCK HOUSE
MILTON ON THAMES
OBIIT MARCH 1st 1855
AGED 82 YEARS
"Affection Weeps, Heaven Rejoiceth"
 ALSO
  MARY ANN
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
  OBIIT DEC. 20th 1839* AETAT 81
  "She is not Dead but Sleepeth"
(*sic, should read 1859)

South Side
ALSO
MARY ANNE
RELICT OF THE LATE
JOHN LIMBERT ESQ. OF LONDON
OBIIT 17th DECR. 1856
ETAT 54
ALSO
SOPHIA
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY ANNE
HARVEY
OBIIT MAY 13th 1864
ETAT 59
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JACOB HARVEY
ELDEST SON OF
WILLIAM HARVEY
BORN 28th AUGUST 1808
DIED 13th JUNE 1900

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK KLENTZ HARVEY
(OF OXFORD)
OBIIT OCTOBER 18th 1872
AETAT 57
"Eternal Rest grant him O Lord,
And may Light Perpetual shine upon him"
AND OF
CATHERINE SARAH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD
SEPTEMBER 13th 1881
R.I.P

William Harvey, of Parrock House, Milton, Gravesend, was one of the principal land owners of the area.
His will is dated 19th April 1852
   Wife Mary Ann, John Puiching ? Of Milton, Surgeon and Francis Thomas Southgate of Milton, Solicitor, Trustees.
   Freehold property in Cliffe, Cooling, High Halstow and Frindsbury. Also property in Windmill Street, Gravesend and 5 freehold cottages and land near the Water Works at Milton, to trustees, upon trust, to pay from rents and profits, to wife Mary Ann 500 per annum. After the 500 is paid to his wife, the remainder to daughters Marianne Limbert, widow, Sophia Harvey, Louisa Taylor, wife of James Taylor, and son, Frederick Kentz Harvey, equally. After Louisa's death, if James Taylor is living, then her share to him. After daughters and son die, to their children. There follows involved terms of the Trust.
   To Jane Harvey, daughter of Louis and Amelia Harvey, 500. To Sophia Harvey portion of furniture in his Mansion House, to value of 300, silver plate, 4 candle sticks, coffee pot and saucers, cups, tea pot and stand, 6 table spoons, 6 tea spoons,pair sugar tongs, 6 forks, 1cruet stand, and pianoforte made by Squires. To daughter Marianne Limbert, silver plate, pair of candle sticks, pair piano candle sticks, tea pot, 2 cups, gold watch and chain usually worn by him. To daughter Clarissa Bawtree, silver candle sticks, 2 silver mugs. To daughter Louisa Taylor, 2 silver mugs, 6 tea spoons, 6 table spoons and 1 gravy spoon. To son Frederick Kentz Harvey, 2 silver goblets. To son Jacob Harvey, 2 silver rings. Residue of household effects, furniture, pictures, jewellery, to wife Mary Ann.
   Residue and rest to daughters and sons equally. More involved Trust details follow.
   Witnesses: Francis Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend, Reuben Bond, his Clerk

133.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HARVEY
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN
NORTHFLEET HOPE AFTER A COLLISION ON
NOVEMBER 22nd 1905
AGED 24 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW & ONE SON TO MOURN HIS LOSS
"Had he asked us well we knew,
We should cry "O Spare this blow",
Yes with streaming tears should pray,
"Lord we love him let him stay",
But the Lord doth nought amiss,
And, since he hath ordered this,
We have nought to do but still,
Rest in silence on his will"

134.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MARTHA HAWES
WHO DIED DEC. 5th 1918
AGED 56 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
ADELAIDE MARY HAWES
WHO DIED DEC. 15th 1875
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE MARY HAWES
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1921
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Rest"
AND JOHN WILLIAM HAWES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE ALICE MARY
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1925
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"Until the Day Breaks"

John Hawes In the 1881 Census a Potter, in the 1901 Census, Publican of "Three Crutches", Frindsbury

135.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOSEPH HEARD
WHO DIED DEC. 22nd 1916 AGED 54 YEARS

A Cement Labourer of Reed Street, 1901 Census

 

136.   CWGC Blue Slate Headstone  

123726 CORPORAL
E. HERBERT
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
18th OCTOBER 1918
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

137.   Modern Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA ELIZA HICKMAN
1885 1918
ARCHIBALD ARTHUR HICKMAN
1871 1940
ARTHUR LEONARD
SON
1906 1979
EMMELINE ADA
DAUGHTER
1904 1982
FLORENCE ELIZABETH
1909 1986
ELLA ROSE
1907 2002

138.   Very Eroded Headstone  


POSSIBLY THE HEADSTONE OF JOHN HOADLY, DIED 1719
AND, VISIBLE, UNKNOWN FEMALE RELATIVE?

[    ]
[ALS]O ? M[    ] [    ]
JOHN HOA[DLY?]
DIED YE 20th ? [    ]
INYE 56th YEAR OF HE[R] [AGE]

This very eroded stone could well be the headstone of John Hoadly, died 1719. The style of stone fits the period. Unfortunately, I have not found an obvious fit for the surviving inscription, obviously a woman, perhaps his mother?
   She may have remarried elsewhere, so may be in the Burial Register under a different name. In case it is John Hoadly's stone, I am including his will, which is dated 4th September 1719.
   John Hoadly of Cliffe, Farmer, having a stone.(Cause of death ?)
   To honourable Mother, Anne Hoadly, 30. To brother Thomas Hoadly, 10. To sister Harrison's two children, Easter Amhurst and Mary Amhurst, 10 each. To good friend John Taylor of Aylesford, 5 guineas. To servant Richard Baily, 5. Residue of goods and personal estate to James Harrison, sister Ann Hoadly and Mrs Mary Godwin "who now lives with me in my house", equally; he desires them to live together in unity and enter into partnership to jointly carry on business of his farm, and equally share the profits. James Harrison, Anne Hoadly and Mary Godwin, Joint Executors.
   Witnesses: John Play, James Murfield and Henry Pooler N.P.

139.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES HOLDEN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 23rd 1880
AGED 59 YEARS
"Just as I am without one plea,
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou bid'st me come to thee,
Oh, Lamb of God, I come"

140.   Red Granite Curbs  

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE HOLLANDS
DIED FEB. 24th 1919 AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO CHARLES HOLLANDS
DIED AUG. 5th 1938 AGED 74 YEARS

141.   Medieval Stone Coffin Type, Relief of Cross  

Inscribed around all four sides
MARY ELIZABETH HOLME / DIED/ JANUARY XVIII MDCCCLXII AGED/ LXXIX

A Fund Holder, staying with the Curate in 1861, Census.

 

142.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROWLAND HOPKINS
DIED DECR. 19Th 1913 AGED 17
"May he Rest in Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAROLINE MACKENZIE
DIED APRIL 25th 1928 AGED 85
"Thy Will be Done"

143.   Headstone and Tablet  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM HORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 2nd 1904
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 19th 1880
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO JULIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 29th 1879
AGED 9 DAYS
ALSO ELIZABETH HARRIET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 30th 1881
AGED 5 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows
Flee Away"
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 13th 1938
AGED 63 YEARS

Tablet
ALSO WHO DEPARTED
FREDERICK THIS LIFE
ALFRED 6th MARCH 1949
HORNE AGED 72 YEARS

William Horne was a Farmer and Fruit Grower, and Fruit Tree Grower at Perry Hill Farm, 1881 Census, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories

144.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ADA MARY HOUNSELL WHO DIED 24th OCTOBER 1925 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND THOMAS GEORGE HOUNSELL WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1929 AGED 86 YEARS

Cement Labourer of Wharf Lane

 

145.   Headstone and Curbs  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES HOWELL
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1928
AGED 56
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST NOV. 2nd 1939
AGED 69 YEARS

146.   Pedestals and Cross  

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED GEORGE HUGHES
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1903
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE ALFRED GEORGE HUGHES
WHO DIED OCTOBER [ ] 1941 AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO REGINALD ALFRED HUGHES
WHO DIED DECEMBER 13th 1941 AGED 61 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
MARY CAROLINE
SECOND WIFE OF A. G. HUGHES
WHO DIED JAN. 14th 1932
AGED 81

North Side
ALSO OF
THEIR SON
WILLIE SMITH
HUGHES
WHO DIED NOV. 26th 1888
AGED 4 YEARS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"

Shop, and Builder of St. Helen's Terrace, 1891 Census, Ironmonger, 1903 Kelly's Directory

147.   Headstone and Body Stone  


DETAIL OF HEADSTONE OF MARY JACKSON, DIED 1768

IN MEMORY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF DANIEL JACKSON
WHO DIED THE 26th OF MAY 1768
AGED 40 ? YEARS
INTERRED HERE [THREE] OF HER CHILDREN
ELIZABETH, DANIEL AND THOMAS
[Eroded Verses]

Foot Stone
M J
1768

A Farmer? There are later Daniel Jacksons at High Halstow, (descendants of the above?), who are Farmers

148.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
MARY ANN
WIDOW OF EDWARD JEAL
DIED DEC. 3rd ?1916
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
-----------Ground Level-----------
DIED MAY 22nd 1927

149.   Double Headstone, (Under Holly Tree)  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
THOMAS JENKINGS
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] 
[FEBRUARY 1830] 
[AGED 62 YEARS]
SACRED
  TO THE MEMORY OF
  SARAH JENKINGS
WIFE OF
THOMAS JENKINGS
  WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF MAY 1828
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
HENRY JENKINGS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF AUGUST 1834
AGED 103 YEARS

Will of Thomas Jenkings, of Cliffe, Yeoman, dated 20th January 1829
   To brothers, John of Higham, Labourer and Henry of Newington, next Rainham, Labourer, and to sister Abigail otherwise, Abbey, wife of Thomas Videon or Widgeon, of Mile Town, Sheerness, Carrier, 200 each, 5 years after his death. Interest from his real estate, if Executor thinks fit, to be given to his sister, Alice Saunders.
   All real and personal estate, household goods, furniture etc to sister Alice wife of Samuel Saunders of Chalk, Labourer, independent of the control of her present or any future husband. Alice Saunders is Sole Executor.
   Signed with a mark
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor of Rochester, John Morson of Strood and George Shaw, Clerk to Mr Gibbs

JIGGENS see BESSANT

150.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHNSON
WHO DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1901
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOHNSON
BORN SEPTEMBER 6th 1837
DIED JANUARY 8th 1907
ALSO
GEORGE AND MARY JOHNSON
DIED FEBY. 22nd AND OCT. 19th 1881
"Safe in our Father's Home"
EDITH ELIZABETH JOHNSON
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1883
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
GRACE MARY JOHNSON
WHO DIED 26th AUGUST 1885
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me"

151.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE JOHNSON
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1907
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE JOHNSON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1915
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
WILLIAM THOMAS
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1886
AGED 8 MONTHS
AND ANNIE MATILDA
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1893
AGED 10 MONTHS
"Come unto Me and I will give you Rest"

152.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD GEORGE THE DEVOTED HUSBAND OF RACHEL JONES WHO DIED 24th AUG. 1925 AGED 62 (one line)
ALSO MARY FRANCES DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1904 AGED 15

153.   Headstone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD HENRY KENKNIGHT
AGED 48 YEARS
ELIZABETH JANE HIS WIFE
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THEIR TWO CHILDREN
ELLEN ELIZABETH
AGED 7 YEARS
AND LILIAN MAY
AGED 4 YEARS
WHO PERISHED WHEN THEIR HOME WAS
DESTROYED BY FIRE ON JULY 8th 1901
"Greater Love hath no man than this,
That he layeth down his Life for the Bretheren"
"In Death they were not Divided"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
ALSO FREDERICK SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
OF GUN COTTON FEBY. 4Th 1904
AGED 21 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

"The Times", July 9th 1901
   "A fire occurred early yesterday morning through a paraffin lamp bursting at a cottage occupied by a farm labourer named Kenknight, at Cliffe-at-Hoo, near Rochester. The flames quickly spread to an adjoining cottage, and the two houses, which were composed mostly of tarred wood, were entirely destroyed. Kenknight escaped from the burning building, as did Mrs Kenknight, an invalid, but she was terribly burned. Kenknight afterwards returned to the cottage to rescue his two children, but was overpowered by the smoke and heat, and both he and the children, two daughters, aged four and eight, perished. Their bodies were afterwards recovered in a terribly charred condition among debris in the cellar"

From the "Kent Messenger" 13th July 1901
   "Yesterday, (Thursday) Mrs Kenknight succumbed to her injuries in St. Bartholomew's Hospital"
   "The five children who escaped , and who are now orphans, the oldest being 17 and the youngest two, are left entirely destitute. A subscription list has been opened on their behalf, and a committee publicly elected to act as trustees. Subscriptions may be sent to either the Re. H. Boyd, Rector of Cliffe; Mr John Robertson, Chairman of the Parish Council; or Councillor F. Wright"

Frederick
Kenknight was killed by an explosion of Gun Cotton at the Curtis and Harvey Explosives Factory on Cliffe Marshes. William Moon (Monument in same Section) was fatally burnt in the explosion, which occurred in the early hours of the 4th February. "The Times", 20th February 1904, reported that the explosion was probably caused by friction against over heated gun cotton, which Kenknight and Moon had moved to a new hut from the drying room. The stove in the drying room had probably not cooled sufficiently, so the Gun Cotton was probably too warm. The Explosives Inspector was of the opinion that no blame could be attached to either man. Inquest verdicts of "Accidental Death" were returned.

154.   Headstone and Two Small Body Stones  


KNIGHT FAMILY TOMBS

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN KNIGHT SON OF
Mr RICHARD AND ANN KNIGHT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER THE 24th 1796
AGED ONE YEAR AND SIX MONTHS
ALSO CATHERINE KNIGHT
DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND ANN KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th OF
JUNE 1799 AGED 12 YEARS

155.   Plain Chest Tomb  

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY 1846
AGED 78 YEARS

South Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF MAY 1846
AGED 79 YEARS
HE LEFT ISSUE FOUR SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER
WHO HAVE CAUSED THIS TOMB
TO BE ERECTED AS A LASTING TRIBUTE
OF RESPECT

Richard Knight of Cliffe, Esquire, will dated 7th January 1841
   To wife Ann, 100, household effects, all she wants to a limit of 200. An annuity of 160 for life. Sons Thomas and George already gifted with 5,000. Son Thomas owes him 1,100, 600 of which he paid for son Thomas to executors of late William Lake, and 500 lately lent to him, and 600 under joint bond of son Thomas, surety to Mr John Higgins.
   Intends to lend further sum of 500 in following Spring. Son Richard indebted to him in 2,000 and son George in sum of 320. After Richard Knight Sen. Has conveyed certain lands to him, the 1,100 already paid to son Thomas, shall be considered a debt from the estate. To son Charles Knight, 5,000 to place him on equal footing with his brothers. Executor to hold 4,000 upon trust to pay interest to daughter Rebecca Edwards, independent of present or any future husband. Long and involved conditions follow.
To daughters of daughter Ann 100 as a token of "his affections for them and their mother because their father has had a sum far exceeding what he would have given them". To each of 7 children of late daughter, Harriet Gale at 21,(boys) or marriage (girls), 500, although he has already given father an amount exceeding what he would have given his late daughter. Interest for education and maintenance of children. To son Charles Knight farm and land in Cliffe adjoining which he (Richard Knight Sen.) now holds, leased from the Earl of Darnley. To John Baker of Cooling and John Oakley of Frindsbury, freehold farms, etc not already given, upon trust. Details of Trust follows.
   To sons, Thomas, Richard George and Charles the residue, equally, they to be Joint Executors.
Further Trust details.
   Witnesses: John Lake, 10 Lincolns Inn and Baltimore Hubble

156.   Plain Chest Tomb  

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE KNIGHT
WHO DIED AT HIS [    ] EALING, MIDDLESEX
[    ] OF JULY 1854
AGED [    ] YEARS

North Side
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF THE SAID
GEORGE KNIGHT
WHO DIED AT NORWOOD GREEN, MIDDLESEX
ON THE 8th OF NOVEMBER 1857
AGED 61 YEARS

157.   Plain Chest Tomb  

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH REBECCA KNIGHT
WIFE OF RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST MALLING, KENT
WHO DIED DECEMBER 17th 1867
AGED 73 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

South Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
LATE OF WEST MALLING, KENT
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1876
AGED 77 YEARS

158.   Ledger, Horizontal Cross  

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES KNIGHT OF THIS PARISH
YOUNGEST SON OF RICHARD KNIGHT OF WEST COURT
BORN JULY 19th 1813 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE ANN
WIDOW OF THE LATE CHARLES KNIGHT ESQ.
BORN 23rd MARCH 1815 DIED 15th APRIL 1909
"Rest in the Lord"

KNIGHT see RICHARDS

159.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LAMBKIN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1915
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF
SARAH LAMBKIN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LAMBKIN
WHO DIED MARCH 16th 1917
AGED 70 YEARS
"How hard it is to part with those
We hold on earth so dear,
The heart no greater trial knows,
No sorrow more severe"

William Lambkin was an Agricultural Labourer at Richard's Farm, 1881 and 1891

160.   Headstone  

IN EVER LASTING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES LAST
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 20th 1933
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF MARTHA ADA HIS WIFE
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 2nd 1923
AGED 48 YEARS
AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
DOROTHY ETHEL
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPT. 10th 1917
AGED 4 YEARS
GLADYS DOROTHY
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 2nd 1919
AGED 12 YEARS

Charles Last was an Agricultural Labourer of Gladstone's Cottages in 1901, Census

161.   Pedestals  

East Side
GEORGE HENRY LEDGER
BORN 3rd APRIL 1881
DIED 20th MARCH 1882

North Side
GORDON HERBERT LEDGER
BORN JUNE 17th 1882
DIED AUGUST 21st 1883

Sons of Horace Ledger, Farmer of Mortimer's Farm

LIMBERT see HARVEY

162.   Granite Block  

South Side
IN
SACRED MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH LOVELAND
WHO DIED
SEPT. 22nd 1918
AGED 75
"Until the Day Breaks"

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN LOVELAND
WHO DIED
JAN. 18th 1921
AGED 73
"At Rest"

163.   Granite Block  

IN MEMORY OF
(NANCY)
ROSE ANNE LOVELAND
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
REGINALD LOVELAND
ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 25th 1922
AGED 43
"Just as I am thou shalt receive"

MACKENZIE see HOPKINS

164.   Headstone and Curbs  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPTR. 22Nd 1909
AGED 72 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO HARRIET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1914
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN OWEN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1914
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE MARTIN
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
[    ] SERVING HIS COUNTRY
[191]8 AGED 1[  ] YEARS

165.   Displaced Curb on South Path


JOSEPH MAYHEW, THE WATCHMAKER

JOSEPH MAYHEW WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1910 AGED 90 YEARS "Gone but not Forgotten"

Joseph Mayhew was a Clock and Watch Maker, he lived at Longford House. 1881 Census, 1882 and 1891 Kelly's Directories, etc. (See photo)

 

166.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr WILLIAM MAYNARD
LATE OF COOLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF DECEMBER 1828
AGED 41 YEARS

167.   Headstone and Tablet  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZA [THE WIFE OF]
GEORGE MERRIX
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[SEPTEMBER] [ ] 1875
AGED 66 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE MERRIX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 15th ? 1878
AGED 69 YEARS

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
MARIA MERRIX
PARRIS
DIED 13th OF NOV. 1950
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
  EDWARD GEORGE
  HER HUSBAND
  REUNITED
  25th SEPT. 1960
AGED 79 YEARS

  168.   Displaced Pedestals  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM FREDERICK
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN HENRY AND EMMA MOON
DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1904
AGED 24 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

WILLIAM MOON see KENKNIGHT

169.   Low Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DEAR MUM AND DAD
MARY ANN MORRAD
DIED 15th FEB. 1922 AGED 57
WILLIAM H. MORRAD
DIED 18th MARCH 1939 AGED 78
"Resting"

In the 1901 Census William Morrad was a Labourer living in Reed Street

170.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND JANE MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF JANUARY 1810 AGED 4 ? YEARS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] OCTOBER 1819 AGED 17 YEARS
AND THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
VIZ. JANE, THOMAS AND JAMES
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JOHN MUNN
THE FATHER
WHO DIED [    ] JANUARY 1822 AGED 41 YEARS

171.   Headstone  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
EDWIN MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 30th 1876
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 21st 1848
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 9th 1863
AGED ONE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS
"Remember your Creator in the days of your Youth"
ALSO EDWARD MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER THE 1st 1891
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO ANN ROWE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANN MARIA MUNN
PASSED AWAY APRIL 25th 1916
AGED 64 YEARS
INTERRED AT STROOD CEMETERY
ALSO WILLIAM MUNN
FOURTH SON OF
WILLIAM AND ANN MARIA MUNN
DIED MARCH 7th 1931
AGED 76 YEARS
R.I.P.

Edward Munn in 1881 Census, possibly the Butcher's Shop Man, of Russell Street, Chatham ?

William Munn was a Shepherd of 4 Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

172.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MUNN
HUSBAND OF
ANN MARIA MUNN OF CLIFFE
BORN SEPTEMBER 22nd 1818
DIED JANUARY 18th 1895
"Trifle not your Time's but Short"
ANN MARIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1821
DIED JUNE 2nd 1902
"Her End was Peace"
EMMA BRENCHLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JANUARY 20th 1850
DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1902
INTERRED AT STROOD CEMETERY

173.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN NORRIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 12th 1842
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO
ANN HAMPSTEAD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED APRIL
4th 1874 AGED 66 YEARS
"Not my Will but thine be
Done, O Lord"

174.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
ALBERT ORMAN
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
KEREN ORMAN
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1926
AGED 62 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
KEREN ORMAN
WHO DIED 18th JUNE 1938
AGED 75 YEARS

In 1901 Census, Albert Orman was a Cement Labourer of Reed Street

175.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF HENRY OSENTON
AND DAUGHTER OF EDWARD AND SARAH
STEVENS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF JULY 1806 AGED 20 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
But God did please for Death to seize,
And ease me of my pain"
ALSO SARAH STEVENS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SAID
EDWARD AND SARAH STEVENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th
OF AUGUST 1806 AGED 22 YEARS
"You mourners all that's standing by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so must you be,
Therefore prepare to follow me"

176.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE OSENTON
OF THE PARISH OF HIGH HALSTOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th DAY OF AUGUST 1846
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY
1826 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLOTTE DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED ON THE 25th DAY
OF JUNE 1834 AGED 29 YEARS

George Osenton, who died 1846, was of High Halstow, a Farmer, Parish Constable and Parish Clerk

177.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

JOHN HENRY OSENTON AGED 78 YEARS [DECEMBER 1922]
ELIZABETH SARAH OSENTON AGED 80 YEARS [MARCH 1929]

John Osenton of Manor View, Salt Lane, was a Thatcher and Agricultural Labourer, 1901 Census

 

178.   Headstone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1811
AGED 14 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead that
Die in the Lord"

179.   Double Headstone  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
Mr JOHN
OSMOTHERLY
[WHO DIED JU]LY
[THE] 29th ? 1826
AGED 77 YEARS
Mrs SUSANNA
  OSMOTHERLY
  [WHO DIED] [    ]
  [SEPT. 1819]
  [AGED 67 YEARS]

180.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE OSMOTHERLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF DECEMBER 1820
AGED [43] YEARS

181.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF DECEMBER 1832
AGED 30 YEARS
"The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken
away, Blessed be the name of the Lord"

John Osmotherly, died 1871 was a Farmer of of Court Sole Farm, farming 300 acres and employing 6 men and 2 boys. "Rector's Churchwarden for very many years" Burial Register

182.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM OSMOTHERLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER 1838
AGED 32 YEARS
[LEFT ISSUE] ONE SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS
[MAR]Y, WILLIAM AND [    ]
[    ]
ALSO
JAMES EDGAR OSMOTHERLY
SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE] 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 18[  ]9
AT [    ]NG, ILLINOIS, NORTH AMERICA
AGED 26 YEARS

183.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1849
AGED 72 YEARS
THIS TOMB
ERECTED BY HIS GRANDSON
SYDNEY OSMOTHERLY

184.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF
JAMES OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 30th OF MAY 1850
AGED 63 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die
in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED THE 4th OF DECR. 1858
AGED 75 YEARS

185.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 1851
AGED 1 YEAR & 7 MONTHS
"Thy Will be Done"

186.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs MARY OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED 13th ? OCTOBER 1857
AGED 85 YEARS

187.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

[    ]
JAMES, THOMAS, CHARLES
HOMAN CHILDREN OF
JOHN & MARY OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
[    ]

188.   Cruciform Coped  

East Side
[SACRED ?]
[ TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
BORN AUGUST 10th ? 1799 DIED NOVEMBER 18th ? 1871

North Side
[SACRED ?]
[ TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
ANN WIFE OF JOHN OSMOTHERLY
BORN OCTOBER 16th 1800 DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1877

189.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WILLIAM JAMES OVERRIGHT WHO DIED APRIL 25th 1927 AGED 62 YEARS (one line)

William Overright was a Cement Labourer of Rye Street, 1891 Census

 

PARKER see SMITH

PARRIS see MERRIX

190.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

[    ]
THOMAS PHILPOT
DIED 18th OCTOBER 1878
AGED 69 YEARS

Thomas Philpot was a Tallyman at the Cement Works, 1871 Census

191.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY PLOWRIGHT
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 27th 1885
AGED 26 YEARS
"Hark my Soul it is the Lord,
'Tis thy Saviour, hear his Word,
Jesus speaks and speaks to thee,
"Say poor Sinner, Lov'st thou me",
Lord it is my chief complaint,
That my love is weak and faint,
Yet I love thee and adore,
Oh for grace to love thee more"

In 1881 Census, a Servant of her uncle John Topley, Blacksmith

192.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD WILLIAM
THE ELDEST SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZA POPE
DIED MARCH 23rd 1885
AGED 19 YEARS
"I dare not choose my lot,
I would not if I might,
Choose thou for me my God,
So shall I walk aright"
ALSO
CAROLINE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 22nd 1873
AGED 5 YEARS

According to the Burial Register, he died through falling into "a burning kiln at the cement works"

193.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GLADYS MARY POTTER
WHO DIED NOVR. 29Th 1909
AGED 7 YEARS & 10 MONTHS
"Jesus called a Little Child"

?Daughter of John Potter, Beer Retailer, Cooling Common, 1913 Post Office Directory

194.   Pedestals and Cross  

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
FREDERICK POWELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 11th 1924
AGED 55 YEARS
"God be with you until we meet again"

East Side
ALSO FREDERICK POWELL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF FLORENCE
WHO DIED 10th JULY 1947 AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

195.   Headstone  

[    ]
CH[    ]
[    ]
ALSO ANNIE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF WILLIAM PRATT
WHO DIED JULY [   ] 187[   ] ?
AGED 23 YEARS
[    ]

196.   Cruciform Coped  

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY HERBERT PRICKETT
DIED [    ] JAN. 1884
AGED 55 YEARS

South Side
[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
ANN HIS WIFE
DIED [    ] [DEC] 1908
AGED [83] [YEARS]

Henry Prickett was a Cement Miller of 27 Thames Terrace, 1871 and 1881 Census

RAY see SMITH

197.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN READING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF JUNE 1827 AGED 55 YEARS
[ Eroded Verses]

198.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD REEVES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 7th 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
"Absent from the body, present with the Lord"
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD REEVES
WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN. 31st 1915
IN THE 83rd YEAR OF HER AGE
"So he giveth his beloved sleep"

Edward Reeves was a Wheelwright of Reed Street, 1861 and 1881 Census. Edward and Son, Wheelwright, Builder and Undertaker, 1891 Census. 

199.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WALTER REEVES
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1915
AGED 53 YEARS
"Wisdom is justified of all her children"
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th OCTOBER 1943
AGED 83 YEARS
"O give thanks unto the Lord for he is
Good, for his Mercy endureth for ever"
Pslm.107.1

Walter Reeves, Builder, Contractor,. Plumber, Painter, Undertaker and Wheelwright, 1903 Post Office Directory. Builder and Contractor, 1913 Post Office Directory

200.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RELPH
WHO DIED AT CHIRAT, INDIA
JULY 18th 1897
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO JACK
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1886
AGED 17 MONTHS
ALSO ERNEST
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1888
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ALICE GERTRUDE
WHO DIED JANUARY 9th 1890
AGED 11 MONTHS
SONS AND DAUGHTER OF
REUBEN AND PHYLIS RELPH

201.   Headstone   

HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
MORGAN RICE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANY. YE 14th 1736
AGED 52 YEARS

Morgan Rice was a Yeoman Farmer. His will is dated 12th January 1730 / 31
   To his wife Mary* 60. Household effects to wife Mary and sister Mary Rice, after his wife's death, her share to sister Mary Rice. To two sisters, Mary Rice and Winne, "20 each. To sisters Katherine and Anne, 10 each. To all children of sister Anne 10 each. Residue to "loving friend" James Etcell of Cliffe, Husbandman, upon several trusts, viz. If wife lives long enough to exhaust the 60 , James Etcell to give her money from personal estate as she needs it. When she dies residue in hands of James Etcell to all children of sister Anne, except the 20 given to his sister Mary. James Etcell, Executor.
   Witnesses: William Doggett, Elizabeth Goodwin and Robert Taylor
  
(*Formerly Mary Barnet, widow, married Rice in 1713, he was "of Cowling")

202.   Headstone and Body Stone   

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES RICHARDS
OF [RYE STREET?], CLIFFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[APRIL] [184]5
IN THE [56th YEAR] OF HIS AGE

James Richards was a Farmer of Rye Street in 1841 Census. In the1851 Census his widow, Ann farmed 50 acres at Rye Street, employing 4 men and 1 boy.

203.   Headstone and Body Stone  

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
[ANN] WIFE OF J[AMES] [RICHAR]DS
AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 17th 18[7]4
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE

204.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE ELIZA RICHARDS
DIED JULY 1st 1889
AGED 13 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"In a world of pain and care,
Lord thou would'st [ ] lead her,
To thy meadows bright and fair,
Lovingly thou hast received her,
Clothed in robes spotless white,
Now she dwells with thee in light"
ALSO
LILLIAN MARY RICHARDS
DIED MARCH 11th 1889
AGED 1 YEAR & 7 MONTHS
ADA RICHARDS
DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1886 AGED 10 DAYS
JOHN EDWARD RICHARDS
DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1876 AGED 4 MONTHS

205.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 6th 1893
AGED 34 YEARS
"All you who stop and read these lines,
How soon your fate may be like mine,
In health and strength put not your trust,
For the longest living are but dust"
"There remaineth, therefore a rest to
the people of God"
ALSO
MARY RICHARDS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 21st 1894
AGED 67 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory dear"
ALSO DAVID RICHARDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
MARY RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 17th 1900 AGED 72 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away,
in Jesus keeping, we are safe and they"

David Richards Senior?, Farmer at Escoll Farm, Hoo , 240 acres, 1881 Census. At marriage in 1856, Market Gardener, son of Joseph. In 1851 Census, Joseph a Fruit Tree Grower of Cooling Street. David Richards Junior died at Stafford House, Leats Road, Brixton.

206.   Pedestal, Cross Missing   

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
WILLIAM ROSS
WHO DIED AT HOUSE ON
THE MARSH, CLIFFE CREEK
NOVEMBER 26th 1896
AGED 44 YEARS

South Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JESSIE BRUCE
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & MARY ROSS
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1898
AGED 1 YEAR & 11 MONTHS
[Eroded Verses]

William Ross in 1891 Census, at Nine Elms Cement Factory, (Old Factory), Factory Foreman

ROWE see MUNN

207.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS RUFFELL
WHO DIED 13th JULY 1914
AGED 80 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
DUDLY CLARK
WHO DIED 9th DECEMBER 1922
AGED 90 YEARS

Dudley Clark of Crane's Cottages was probably an Agricultural Labourer ? 1891 and 1901 Census

208.   Headstone and Body Stone, (Line of 4)   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF
JOHN RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF OCTOBER
1826
AGED 54 YEARS

John Rumble is probably the Miller mentioned in William Shipman's will, (see below)

209.   Headstone and Body Stone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH RUMBLE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1829
AGED 19 YEARS

210.   Headstone and Body Stone    

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th DAY OF APRIL
1832
AGED 82 YEARS

211.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

RUMBLE

212.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES MARTIN SCAMPTON
OF BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET S. SCAMPTON
AND SECOND SON OF THE LATE
ALDERMAN SCAMPTON OF COVENTRY
DIED SUDDENLY IN LONDON
DECEMBER 15th 1926
AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

213.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

EBENEEZER SCOTT DIED FEB. 27th 1895 AGED 76 YEARS ALSO HARRIETT DIED MARCH 17th 1909 AGED 89 YEARS (one line)

Ebeneezer Scott was a Cooper of Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

 

214.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZABETH
[WIFE OF RI]CHARD SC[UDDER]
[WHO DIE]D 21st MARCH [1880]
AGED 75 YEARS
"[He] will gather in his H[arvest]
[ ]e place where she is [ ]"
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD SCUDDER
WHO DIED 1st NOVEMBER 1894
AGED 84 YEARS

Richard Scudder was an Agricultural Labourer, 1881 Census

SHIPMAN see COOK

215.   Classical Chest Tomb on Very Large Stone Base  


SMITH FAMILY TOMB

West Side
IN THIS VAULT LYE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN SMITH OF LODGE HILL IN THE
PARISH OF COOLING WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1781
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE REMAINS OF PARNELL HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1781 AGED 60 YEARS

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs ELLEN RAY
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & PARNELL SMITH
OF LODGE HILL
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF APRIL 1829
AGED 72 YEARS

East Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SMITH ESQ.
ELDEST SON OF JOHN AND PARNELL SMITH
OF LODGE HILL IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 17th 1823
AGED 76 YEARS

216.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY
OF Mr JOHN SMITH OF THIS PARISH
DIED 9th ? MAY 1775 AGED 42 ? YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS
RICHARD [    ]HAM [DIED] [    ] SEPT. 1777 ?
AGED 1 YEAR
WILL. DIED 6th OCT. 1777 AGED [    ] YEARS ?

217.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN
SON OF JOHN AND MARY SMITH
WHO DIED [MAY] [    ] 1823
AGED 3 YEARS
"The Great Jehovah from above,
An Angel bright did send,
To take this little harmless dove,
To joys that never end"
[ALSO OF] MARY PARKER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th ? 1858
AGED 81 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO OF EDWARD PARKER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th ? 1860
AGED 48 YEARS
[ALSO OF] MARTHA WIFE OF
[EDWARD PARKER
[WHO DIED JANUARY [ ] 1878]
[AGED 65 YEARS]

218.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CARRIE
THE WIFE OF G. SMITH JNR.
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JULY 22nd 1908
AGED 31 YEARS
"So when the one we loved the best,
Lies in the churchyard bed,
We must not cry too bitterly,
Over the happy dead"

219.   Curbs and Flower Pot Holder   

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND SAMUEL JAMES SMITH WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1928 AGED 65 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO OF OUR DEAR DAUGHTER DOROTHY WHO DIED 1st JULY 1927 AGED 28 YEARS

Flower Pot Holder
MARY
SMITH
76 YEARS
R.I.P.

Samuel Smith of Tram Cottage, Chalk Quarry, Salt Lane was a Carpenter, 1901 Census

220.   Very Low Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID WILLIAM SMITH
DIED MAY 2nd 1929 AGED 36 YEARS

221.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN SOUTH
WIFE OF THOMAS SOUTH & DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH & MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 6th DAY OF DECEMBER 18[79]
AGED [29] YEARS
"Await for the Lord my Soul [    ]
and in His Word do I hope"

Thomas South, husband of Ellen, nee Buckman, was an Agricultural Labourer of Brickfield House, High Halstow, 1881 Census

222.   Pedestals and Cross   

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHESTERTON
DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
J.L. SPOOR AND MARY SPOOR
-REDE COURT-
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON 25th MARCH 1902 IN HIS 16th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN LAMB SPOOR
WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1918 AGED 60 YEARS
AND OF MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN LAMB SPOOR
DIED 26th JANUARY 1959 AGED 95 YEARS

North Side
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
HILDA JANE SPOOR
AT REST 24th APRIL 1964
AGED 72 YEARS
"In the hope begotten of faith in the Gospel
Of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
That we shall meet again in joyful reunion"

223.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE HENRY STANLEY
DIED 11th AUGUST 1880
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO MARIA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 23rd DEC. 1904
AGED 87
"These eyes shall see the King in his Beauty"
xxxiii Isaiah v17
ALSO MARIA ELIZABETH STANLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th FEB. 1914
AGED 62
ALSO WALTER ARKELL STANLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 9th JULY 1927
AGED 69

224.   Low Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT SUSAN STAPLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY MAR. 24th 1886
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 16th 1897
AGED 78 YEARS

James Stapley was an Agricultural Labourer of Sharnal Street, High Halstow in the 1891 Census

225.   Headstone and Body Stone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
Mr CHARLES STEEL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JULY 25th 1795
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS STONE THE REMAINS
OF TWO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE

226.   Three Coped Stones, One Plot, Once Railed. All Eroded, No Details except the Middle Stone

IN MEMORY OF JAMES STEEL
[DECEMBER 1861 AGED 74 YEARS]

James Steel was a Farmer, son of Charles, see Will in Section B

 

227.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA STEEL
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1906
AGED 74 YEARS
"In Life in Death , O Lord,
Abide with Me"

228.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES STEEL
SON OF GEORGE & SARAH
STEEL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 18th [1856]
[AGED 27 YEARS]

STEEL see WALTON

STEVENS see OSENTON

229.   Displaced, Separated, Curbs in South West Corner

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIJAH TALBOT WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1904 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF GEORGE ROBERT TALBOT WHO DIED AT BOURNEMOUTH JULY 2nd 1922 AGED 40 YEARS

Elijah Talbot, died 1904, at work, when 2,000 lbs of high explosives ignited at the Curtis and Harvey explosives factory, only two weeks after Kenknight and Moon were killed in a similar event. Talbot died on the way to hospital; three other men were killed, of one of whom, no trace was found. The shock was felt over a wide area of north Kent. Talbot was also Chairman of the Cliffe Cooperative Society.

 

230.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM TALBOT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1913
AGED 81 YEARS
"Till the Day Break"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TALBOT
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1917
AGED 86 YEARS

William Talbot, died 1917, same man as William Elijah Talbot, Insurance Agent, 1913 Post Office Directory ?

231.   Small Headstone  


MARY TAYLER, DIED 1746

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF MARY [YE] WIFE
OF WILLIAM TAYLER
WHO DIED OCT. [    ] 1746
AGED 40 ? YEARS

William Tayler Husband of Mary, died 1746, a Labourer, Burial Register

232.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen  

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD JOHN TAYLOR
WHO DIED FEBY. 29Th [1892]
AGED [43] YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE BLANCHE
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 11th 1889
AGED 16 YEARS

Station Master of Cliffe, 1891 Kelly's Directory

233.   Medieval Stone Coffin Style  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK [NICHOLAS] SOMERS THOMAS M.A.
BORN [    ] AUGUST 1797 DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1868

234.   Voluted Stone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM JOHN THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1912
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF ISAAC ALBON
WHO DIED 30th NOV. 1919
AGED 74 YEARS

William Thorndike Publican, of the "Six Bells"

235.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 2nd DEC. 1918
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ROLAND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
3rd OCT. 1918
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO ANN THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 26th OCT. 1919
AGED 83 YEARS
"At Rest"

Thomas Thorndike was, in 1891, a Carrier, and in 1903 and 1913, a Shopkeeper, Kelly's Directories

236.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN TOPLEY
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1902
AGED 84 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN TOPLEY
WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1904
AGED 81 YEARS
"In Death they are United"

John Topley was a Blacksmith, and Landlord? of the "Six Bells", 1882 Kelly's Directory

237.   Headstone  

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS TOPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER [    ] 1886
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HIS AGE
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO
HENRY TOPLEY
BROTHER, LYING IN THE NEXT GRAVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1883
[AGED 35 YEARS]

In the 1881 Census, Henry Topley was a Blacksmith in High Halstow

238.   Curbs  

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD VIDLER WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1923 AGED 74

North Side
ALSO OF HARRIET HIS WIFE WHO DIED JULY 14th 1928 AGED 78

239.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN SUDWEEKS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD WALTON
OF CROYDON, SURREY AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ANN STEEL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF JANUARY 1853
IN THE 29th YEAR OF HER AGE
[    ]

Husband of Ann, nee Steel, was a Grocer of Croydon, Marriage Register, 1849

240.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CLARA JANE WATERS
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1915
AGED 52 YEARS
"Nearer my God to thee,
Nearer to thee"
ALSO OF HILDA MAY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1904
(BURIED AT GILLINGHAM)
"Asleep"

Clara Waters In 1901 Census living in Priestfield Road, Gillingham, wife of Henry Waters, Foreman Cooper, she was born in Cliffe

241.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MINNIE EUNICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED NOV. 16th 1919
AGED 47 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and Rest""
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1948 AGED 80 YEARS

242.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED JAN. 11th 1878
AGED 42 YEARS
AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AUG. 21st 1925
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM WEBB THEIR SON
WHO DIED DEC. 20th 1934
AGED 60 YEARS

George Webb, died 1878, was a Labourer at Marriage, 1858, and later a Carrier and Dealer, of Reed Street, 1871 Census

243.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF PHYLLIS MAY WEEKES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JUNE 23rd 1918 AGED 27 YEARS

244.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE WHIBLEY
WHO DIED JAN. 9th 1915 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
GWENDOLINE WHO DIED MARCH 16th 1895
AGED 6 YEARS
EDITH ALICE WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1895
AGED 9 YEARS
HUBERT LIONEL WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1899
AGED 2 YEARS
JACK 2nd CORPORAL ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AND BURIED AT
BRANOEK IN BELGIUM AUGUST 9th 1915
AGED 22 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALFRED, SERGT. 22 BATT. R. FUS.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
FEBY. 17Th 1917 AGED 26 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
LEO WHIBLEY
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 10th 1940
AGED 40
ALICE WHIBLEY
DIED JUNE 13th 1945 AGED 50
RICHARD WHIBLEY
DIED MAY 1st 1946 AGED 17
GEORGE WHIBLEY
DIED MAY 22nd 1953
AGED 91 YEARS

George Whibley, died 1953, an House Painter in 1901Census, Station Road

245.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY
THE DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF
EDWIN AND EMILY WHITE
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON FEBRUARY 14th 1908
AGED 3 YEARS
"Lost awhile our treasured dove,
Gained forever, safe above"
ALSO FRANCIS WHITE
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE
OCTOBER 7th 1916
AGED 22 YEARS
"On the Resurrection Morn"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EMILY WHITE
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1918
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN WHITE
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1931
AGED 64 YEARS

Edwin White was a Farmer of Mortimer's Farm, 1903 and 1913 Post Office Directories

246.   Headstone  

ERECTED
BY
PERSONAL FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ALBERT DAVID WOODALL
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1904
AGED 35 YEARS
"Resurgam"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ALBERT WOODALL
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN AN AEROPLANE ACCIDENT
IN INDIA ON JANUARY 6th 1922
AGED 21 YEARS

247.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES WOODBINE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 16th? 1888
AGED 78 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO CHRISTIANA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1898
AGED 91 YEARS
"Patience through much Affliction,
Now Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO ANN WOODBINE
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1922
AGED 84 YEARS

Charles Woodbine was a Cooper at the Nine Elms Cement Works, 1881 Census

248.   Headstone, Leaning against above

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR WIFE
URSULA NESSIE
WOODBINE
WHO PASSED AWAY
28th FEB. 1928 AGED 54
ALSO OF
JOHN WOODBINE
WHO PASSED AWAY
9th MAY 1941 AGED 89

John Woodbine was a Cooper of Salt Lane, 1881 Census

249.   Curbs  

North Side
WILLIAM WOOLEY WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1922 AGED 84 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HARRIET HIS WIFE WHO DIE APRIL 13th 1923 AGED 81 YEARS

William Woolley was a Market Gardener, 1903 Post Office Directory

 

250.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WILLIAM WORDLEY WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 1923 AGED 51 YEARS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRIETTA ELIZA WORDLEY WHO DIED 25th JULY 1920 AGED 73 YEARS

William Wordley was a Labourer of Rye Street,1901 Census, probably father of Joseph who was killed in the 1911 explosion.

 

251.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM YOUNG
SON OF HENRY AND ANN YOUNG
WHO DIED THE 14th OF APRIL 1801
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO MARY YOUNG DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 7th OF FEBRUARY 1814
AGED 14 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE ABOVE HENRY YOUNG
WHO DIED THE 5th OF JULY 1819
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ANN ALLEN WIFE OF
ROBT. ALLEN AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
HENRY YOUNG WHO DIED THE 23rd OF MAY 1829
AGED 52 YEARS
JOHN YOUNG SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th OCTOBER 1850 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT STROOD SEPTEMBER 7th 1873
AGED 72 YEARS

Henry Young was a Yeoman Farmer. His will is dated 7th June 1819.
   To son Henry, freehold buildings, barn, etc. and 7 acres of land and "commoning" in Rye Street Common of 2 acres, in his own occupation. House occupied by William Cooper in Cliffe, to son Henry, subject to payment of 4 shillings per week to his widow Ann for life. To son John, 3 freehold cottages in Cliffe occupied by John Mears, ----- Berry, widow and John Jenkins, 3 other cottages, formerly a barn in Reed Street, occupied by John Latter, Edward Gardener and John Reader, also house near latter occupied by William Osmotherly,and piece of arable (part of latter) of 1 and a half acres; small cottage belonging to same, occupied by Daniel Jennings, subject to payment of 4 shillings, as above. Cottage occupied by William Osmotherly to wife Ann for life. John Young to keep in good repair. To wife Ann household effects as she needs them, subject to her remaining a widow and living "a chaste and virtuous life". If she remarries or "leads an improper life", she will not get the 4 shillings per week. Personal estate to sons Henry and John, equally. Friend Charles Steel of Cliffe, Yeoman and son Henry Executors.
   Witnesses: James Maynard, Baker of Cliffe, Edward Maynard, Baker of Cliffe and Samuel West, Clerk to Mr Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood

Did Henry Young have any grounds for thinking that his wife might lead an "improper life"? She did remarry, to Robert Allen, so lost her 4 shillings!

END OF SECTION E

 

War Memorial   

252.   

East Side
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE
VICTORIOUS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE
ENEMIES OF MANKIND
AUGUST 4th 1914 JUNE 28th 1919

WILLIAM ABBOTT 
WALTER ASHBY 
ERNEST G. AUSTIN 
AUBREY AYERS
BERT BAINES 
REGINALD A. BARLOW 
BERT BATCHELOR M.M. 
JAMES CHEVOUS 
FRED ELFORD
JAMES FOORD
ROBERT FOORD
ERNEST J. FRANCIS
BERTIE FROST
WILLIAM C. GALE
EDWARD GARDENER
ALFRED GROWNS

 

South. Side North Side
ARCHIBALD J. GRUBB
SIDNEY A. GULVIN
WILLIAM HAGGAR
LEONARD HAGGAR

EDWIN HERBERT
HARRY E. HOARE
ALFRED HOARE
BENJAMIN JOHNSON
WILLIAM JOYCE
FREDERICK J. KATES
ERNEST J. KEARSEY
ALBERT LAWRENCE
FRED. LINDRIDGE
ARTHUR G. LOWDELL
JOHN N. McLEOD

GEORGE R. LAMKIN
ARTHUR MATON
GEORGE MARTIN
ROBERT MORRISON M.M.
JOHN OFFEN

WILLIAM OSENTON
ARTHUR A. L. RANDALL
RICHARD W. H. TALBOT
ABRAHAM TAYLOR
EDWIN H. THOMPSON
ROLAND THORNDIKE M.M.

GEORGE TAMLIN
ALFRED WHIBLEY
JACK WHIBLEY
FRANK WHITE
BENJAMIN WRIGHT

 

Interior of Church Several of the monuments recorded in John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769, are no longer visible. I have included them here and have indicated them as Thorpe's transcripts. I have re-arranged the layout to what I hope is close to the original.

253.   Ledger, East End of South Aisle (Thorpe, 1769)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DORITI BAYNARD
LATE WIFE OF
JOHN BAYNARD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1667
ALSO HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
RICHARD BAYNARD
SONNE OF JOHN AND DORRYTI BAYNARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 17th 1671
AGED 8 YEARS
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN BAYNARD
HUSBAND TO DORRYTI BAYNARD
AND FATHER OF RICHARD BAYNARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 7th 1676
AGED 56 YEARS

JOHN BAYNARD of Cliffe, Yeoman. Will dated 19th April 1676
   To the Churchwardens of Shorne, 40 shillings for the poor of Shorne. To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of Cliffe, 5, the interest to provide "good and wholesome bread" for the poor of Cliffe, every Whit Sunday for ever.
   To his sister Martha, wife of Richard Manley of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Esquire, and to her two daughters, Mary Faunce and Martha Faunce, 10 shillings each. To his nephew and niece, Charles Manley and Frances Manley, son and daughter of Richard Manley, by his sister Martha, 10 shillings each. To his sister Elizabeth, wife of Robert Parker of Shinglewell, Gentleman, 10 shillings. To his mother in law, Jane, now wife of Thomas Berry of Cliffe, Yeoman, 5.
   To his brother, George, of Town Malling, Tanner, 40. To George and Mary Baynard, son and daughter of brother George, 20 each at 18 years of age. To cousin John Baynard of Shorne, Yeoman, 20. To cousin William Baynard* of Chatham, Shipwright, 20. To cousin George Baynard, brother of John and William Baynard, 20. To his servants, Richard Robinson, Thomas Alexander and John Wheatley, 5 shillings each. To his maid servant, Susan Romney, 20 shillings. To his only son, John Baynard, property in Shorne, occupied by his sister in law Alice Baynard, widow; another property in Shorne, occupied by Thomas Davis; a property in High Halstow occupied by James Lane; another property in High Halstow, and one in Hoo, occupied by [ ] Dann, widow; a little property in Frindsbury occupied by William Grandey, and all his other property to son John. Also to John 2,000,which his executors are to use to purchase in the name of his son John, property and land in Kent. His executors to oversee the bringing up and education of son John, until he is 21. To son John all his plate, gold rings, beds, linen, pewter, brass etc. at 21years of age. Residue of household goods, money, securities, corn, cattle, goods and chattles to "loving brother" Richard Baynard, who is sole executor.
Witnesses: Robert Cleverly, John Wilson and James Thurston

*William Baynard
is probably the Shipwright of Chatham, who was buried in Frindsbury Churchyard in 1720. (See Frindsbury Transcripts)

254.   Ledger, Close to Above, (Thorpe, 1769)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
RICHARD BAYNARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th DAY OF MAY 1679
AGED 46 YEARS

255.   Classical Tablet, West End of North Wall of Chancel

CHARLES BURNEY D.D, F.R.S., F.A.S
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
AND OF ST. PAUL'S DEPTFORD IN THIS COUNTY
PREBENDARY OF LINCOLN
AND CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY
BORN 3rd OF DECR. 1757 DIED 28th OF DECR. 1817
THE INHABITANTS
IMPRESSED WITH FEELINGS OF RESPECT
FOR THEIR LATE REVEREND PASTOR
AND OF UNFEIGNED SORROW FOR THEIR LOSS
HAVE ERECTED THIS TABLET
TO HIS MEMORY

REV. CHARLES BURNEY was the son of Dr. Charles Burney, Doctor of Music, and author of A General History of Music. His sister, Fanny Burney, later Madam D'Arblay was the celebrated Novelist and Diarist. He was an outstanding classical scholar. The British Library has his library of 385 manuscripts and 14,000 books. The manuscripts contain the oldest known copy of Homer's Illiad, early Greek Gospels and 700 volumes of newspapers dating from 1603

256.   Brass Plaque on Pillar East End of Nave, South Side, (See Tomb in Section B)

JOHN BROWN LATE OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN DID BY HIS LAST
WILL OF THE 7th OF JUNE 1679 GIVE ONE TENEMENT LYING IN CHURCH
STREET IN YE TENURE OF JOHN BROWN ALSO ONE OTHER TENEMENT OR
MESSUAGE WITH THE APPURTENANCES LYING IN SOUTHWOOD BOROUGH
IN THE TENURE OF THOMAS PLAISTOW TO AND FOR THE EDUCATION AND
 TEACHING OF 12 POORE CHILDREN BEING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THIS PARISH
FOR EVER AND THAT HIS EXECUTORS AND THE CHURCHWARDENS OF THIS
PARISH FOR THE TIME BEING SHOULD ELECT AND CHOOSE A POOR MAN
OR WOMAN BEING CAPABLE TO TEACH AS ALSO THE CHILDREN TO BE
TAUGHT ETC. AND THAT THE SAID PREMISES SHOULD BE BY THE SAID
MASTER OR DAME KEPT IN GOOD REPAIR ETC.

257.   Ledger, (Thorpe 1769)

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS CHILD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th JANUARY 1657
AND LEFT JANE HIS LATE WIFE
THE DAUGHTER OF JAMES STAYNES
OF THIS COUNTY

THOMAS CHILD of Cliffe, Yeoman. Will dated 1st March 1657/8
   To brother William Child of Horton Kirby, 50. To sister Ann Sowne, wife of Richard Sowne, 50. To son in law, James Gissome, 10. To daughter in law Dorothy Gissome, 10 at 21 years of age. To son in law William Piggeon, 20 at 21 years of age. To daughter in law Susanna Piggeon, 50 at 18 years of age. To Judith Child alias Judith Edmeades, now the wife of John Child, money in a bond "on condition made by me to Frances Edmeades, mother to the said Judith before I was married". This is to pay John and Judith Child when they are old enough to give "sufficient discharge" for sums bequeathed to Judith and William Edmeades in the will of William Edmeades, late of Shorne. To John Child and his wife, Judith 20 shillings each to buy a ring. To kinsmen, the sons of brother William Child, Nicholas and John 5 each. To Elizabeth Sowne and Ann Sowne, daughters of his sister Ann Sowne, 5 each..To all children of his brother William, William, Nicholas, John, Thomas, Robert, Mary and Elizabeth one young ewe sheep each. To children of sister Sowne, Thomas, Elizabeth and Anne one young ewe sheep each. To Elizabeth Cannon of Horton Kirby, widow, 40 shillings. To his servants, Thomas James, 20 shillings, George Baynard, 20 shillings,Richard Sherman, 10 shillings, Richard Beaveridge, 10 shillings, John Francis, 10 shillings and Rose Bourne 10 shillings. To the poor of Cliffe, 3 to be distributed on the first Easter Day after his death. To the poor of Higham, 20 shillings, as above. To the poor of Horton Kirby, 20 shillings, likewise. To the poor of Debenham? 20 shillings, the same sum to the poor of Sutton at Hone and Boxley, as before. To Henry Child? Of Cliffe, 20 shillings. To George Pratt of Higham, 20 shillings. Jane Child "my loving wife" to be sole Executor. "Loving friends", Thomas Berry of Cliffe, Yeoman and George Parker of Strood, Gentleman to be Overseers of the will, to assist his Executor; to each of them, 5.
Witnesses: Thomas Berry, George Parker and William Child

(I suspect the Child and Childs families of Cliffe, one and the same ?)

258.   Medieval Coffin Lid, Incised Half Length Woman, Hands in Prayer, Inscribed Around Margins
              West End, North Aisle

ELIENORE DE CLIVE CIST ICI DEU DE SA ALME EIT MERCI AMEN PAR CHARITIE

ELIENORE DE CLIVE In 1272 Guncelin de Clyve held,along with Robert le Ram, Mortimers in Cliffe

259.   Wall Tablet, East Wall of North Transept

IN MEMORY OF
NOEL EDWARD
EVENDEN
BOMBADIER N. BATTERY R.H.A.
WHO WAS KILLED
BY A RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
18th JULY 1906 AGED 24 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
BY HIS COMRADES

260.   Ledger with Brasses,including Man, Two Wives,(One Indent Only), and 6 Children 
               East End of Nave, North Side

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF THOMAS FAUNCE YEOMAN WHO HAD 2 WIVES
ALYCE & ELIZABETH & HAD ISSUE BY ALYCE 2 SONNES & ONE DAUGHTER & BY
ELIZABETH ONE SONNE AND 2 DAUGHTERS THE SAID THOMAS DECEASED YE
FIRST DAY OF JULY 1609 BEING OF THE AGED OF LXXXIIII YERES AND ALYCE DYED
YE FIRST DAYE OF MARCHE 1592 BEING AGED LXIII YERES THOMAS HIS
ELDEST SONE BY ALYCE BEING MAYOR OF YE CITTE OF ROCHESTER AT HIS
FATHER'S DECEASE

261.   Ledger with Brasses, including Man and Two Wives and Two Children 
    East End of Nave, South Side

HERE UNDER LIETH INTERRED THE
BODY OF BONHAM FAUNCE LATE OF
THIS PARISH GENT. AGED 55 HEE HAD ISSUE
BY HIS TWO WIVES ELIZABETH &
MARY EICH OF THEM ONE CHILDE
HE DYED THE 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY
1652

BONHAM FAUNCE, the Elder of Cliffe,Gentleman  Will dated 15th February 1652/3
   To the Churchwardens of Cliffe, 5 for repairs of the church. His Executors to distribute 5 to the poor of Cliffe on the day of his funeral. To kinsman, Alborne Sparrow, 100. To kinsman, Bonham Spencer, 100. 100 to be paid to Bonham Spencer and Joane his wife for the use of his kinswoman, Mary Faunce, daughter of William Faunce late of Rochester.
   100 to be paid to Mr John Mabb of Rochester for the use of kinswoman, Mary Mabb daughter of Mr John Mabb. If Mary Mabb dies before 21 years then the 100 to John Mabb. To kinsmen, Thomas Langham and Joseph Langham, sons of Samuel Langham, 100 each. To kinswoman Ann Harrys daughter of Robert Harrys, 100. To godson Bonham Hayes son of William Hayes of Cobham, 40. To kinswomen, Elizabeth Sandwell, Susan Sandwell and Ellen Sandwell, 100 each. To kinswoman Joane Swan, widow of William Swan, 30. To kinsman, Thomas Browne, 100, and to his sister Ann Browne, 100. To Richard Browne and William Browne, brothers of Thomas Browne, 100 each at the age of 18. To servants, Richard Samuel, 20 shillings, Thomas Jemett, 40 shillings and Ellen ---- 20 shillings. To kinswoman, Elizabeth Playstow, 50. Residue to kinsman Bonham Faunce,son of the late Thomas Faunce of Rochester; Bonham Faunce appointed Executor.
   To Bonham Faunce his Manor House where he now lives in West Street; 80 acres of arable land and 180 acres of marsh land, fresh and salt called Langley Marsh. Also to Bonham Faunce 1 acre of woodland called Froald Wood, 4 acres of ----- ? land lately purchased from Ralph and William Boyden. All his marshland called Ham in Cliffe Marsh, and 4 acres of arable near Mantlemas (or Martlemas?) Bushell , in Cliffe. Rents of 40 shillings per annum from Mantlemas Bush to Churchwardens for the use of the poor of Cliffe. To kinsman Robert Faunce brother of Bonham Faunce, marshland known as Pickle Woodes? Marsh in Cliffe Marshes, and another called Boteler's Marsh of 140 acres, purchased from James Mayhew, of London, Gentleman. To kinsman John Browne, son of John Browne, late of Cliffe, fresh and salt marsh called Ricllages? Marsh of 187 acres in Cliffe Marsh, recently purchased from William Jamy? Esq. To kinsman Thomas Faunce, son of Richard Faunce, property at St. Warburgh, (Hoo) occupied by Ralph Wood. Also to Thomas Faunce, other property in Hoo occupied by John Kent. To kinsman Edward Faunce brother of Thomas, marshland in Romney Marsh of 35 acres. To kinsman William Faunce, son of Richard Faunce, property in Staplehurst. To Nicholas Duffield? , for life, fresh and salt marsh called Outward? Marsh of 40 acres in High Halstow, occupied by Nicholas Duffield. After Nicholas Duffield dies, to kinsman Bonham Faunce. To kinsman Thomas Sandwell, property in Newenden in Essex occupied by Thomas Austen. To kinsman Richard Sandwell, properties in Newenden and Baseldon in Essex occupied by John Burgess, lately purchased from Isaac Bennett
   Bonham Faunce signs the will and following Codicil with his mark only.
   Witnesses: George Perritt, John Boghurst (mark of) and Robert Heath

CODICIL
Reedham Mead to kinsman Bonham Faunce
Witnesses: George Perritt and Robert Heath

262.   Ledger with Brass Plate, East End of South Aisle, (Thorpe 1769)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH GISSOME
LATE WIFE OF JAMES GISSOME
OF THE PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1668
BEING AGED 19 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS

263.   Brass plaque on West End of South Wall of Chancel

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. W. H. GROVE M.A.
BORN JANY. 25Th 1842 DIED JANY. 6Th 1915
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 1889 TO 1899

264.   Brass Plaque, below above

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR LOUGTH GROVE
2nd LIEUT. 2nd NORFOLK REGT.
SON OF THE REV. W. H. GROVE RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 1889 -1899
WHO DIED AT BUFFELSVLEI, S. AFRICA
MARCH 12th 1902 AGED 25

265.   Brass Plaque, below above

IN PROUD MEMORY OF
MAJOR JOHN A. GROVE R.A.S.C.
KILLED IN FRANCE IN THE
WORLD WAR AUGUST 10th 1918
AGED 43

266.   Brass Plaque, below above

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AUGUSTA SOPHIA GROVE
WIFE OF THE REVD. W. H. GROVE
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE TWO
SONS DIED 12th OCTOBER 1919

PLAISTOW see BROWN

267.   Medieval Coffin Lid, West End, North Aisle

JONE LA FEMME JOHAN RAM GYST VCI DEU DE SA ALME EIT MERCI

JOAN RAM  In the Middle Ages John Ram held the Manor of Cardons in Cooling Street. Robert le Ram held Mortimers in Cliffe in 1272

268.   Classical Wall Tablet, West End of South Wall of Chancel, (Identical to Burney's)

IN MEMORY OF
THE REVD. JOHN SIMKINSON M. A.
VICAR OF COBHAM IN SURRY
AND THIRTY SIX YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 17th OF MARCH 1815
AGED 80 YEARS
THE PARISHIONERS DESIROUS OF PERPETUATING
THEIR ESTEEM FOR DEPARTED WORTH
HAVE ERECTED THIS TABLET

STAYNES see CHILD

END OF CHURCH INTERIOR

 

Index of Names - from gravestones only

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

Sections  A  1-7     B  8-21     C 22-29     D 30-57    E 58-251     WAR MEMORIAL 252     Interior of Church 253-268

Names Index
ABBOTT 252
ADSLEY 58
ALBON 234
ALLEN 59, 60, 251
APPS 22
ASHBY 61, 252
AUSTIN 62, 252
AYERS 252
AYERS 63

BAINES 252
BAKER 64
BALDOCK 65
BARLOW 252
BARNES 66, 67
BATCHELOR 252
BAYNARD 253, 254
BEANEY 68
BELLAMY 69
BENNETT 70
BENNITT 30
BERY 1
BESLEE 71, 72
BESSANT 73
BILLINGS 122
BOLTON 75
BOORMAN 76, 77, 78
BORHAM 74
BOWLES 79
BRENCHLEY 80 81, 82, 83, 172
BRETT 32
BRIGHT 31, 32
BROMLEY 84
BROWN 11, 85, 256

BUCKMAN 86, 87, 88, 106, 221
BURNEY 255
BURR 89

CAREY 90
CARPENTER 33
CARR 91
CATTERMOLE 92
CHAMBERS 93
CHAPMAN 94
CHESTERTON 95
CHEVIN 96
CHEVOUS 252
CHILD 257
CHILDS
CHISELL 97
CLARK 207
CLARK 35
COLLINS 98, 99
COOK 100
COOPER 101
CORNELL 8
CORNFORD 102, 103
COTTLE 36
COWELL 104
CRABB 105
CURTIS 106

DAVIS 37
DAY 107
DE CLIVE 258
DEALMARK 10
DEVELIN 108
DOCKWRAY 109
DOWNING 110
DOWSETT 111
DU PONT 17
DULY 112

EDMONDS 9
ELFORD 113-118, 252
ELSE 23
ELSEGOOD 2, 38, 39
EVE 119, 120, 121
EVENDEN 259

FARLEY 3
FAUNCE 260, 261
FILMER 122, 123
FOORD 252
FRANCIS 252
FRAYLING 124
FROST 252
FUGE 125
FULLER 126

GALE 252
GARDENER 252
GISSOME 262
GLIDEWELL 40, 41
GOLDEN 108
GOORD 127, 128
GREEN 129
GROVE M.A. 263, 264, 265, 266
GROWNS 252
GRUBB 252
GULVIN 130
GULVIN 252
GUNNINGS 20

Sections  A  1-7     B  8-21     C 22-29     D 30-57    E 58-251     WAR MEMORIAL 252     Interior of Church 253-268

HAGGAR 252
HAGGER 10
HAMMOND 42
HARLING 131
HARVEY 132, 133
HATCH 19
HAWES 134
HAWKINS 43
HEARD 135
HEATH 11
HERBERT 136, 252
HICKMAN 137
HOADLY 138
HOARE 252
HOLDEN 139
HOLLANDS 140
HOLME 141
HOPKINS 142
HORNE 143
HOUNSELL 24, 144
HOWELL 145
HUGGINS 44, 54
HUGHES 146

JACKSON 147
JEAL 148
JEFFERY 25
JENKINGS 149
JIGGENS 73
JOHNSON 150, 151, 252
JONES 152
JOYCE 252

KATES 252
KEARSEY 252
KENKNIGHT 153
KNIGHT 154-158, 203
KRAEMER 26

LAMBKIN 159
LAMKIN 252
LANE 27
LAST 160
LAST 45
LAWRENCE 252
LAZELL 3
LEATHERSBY 21
LEATHES 12
LEDGER 161
LEWIS 46, 47, 48
LIMBERT 132
LINDRIDGE 252
LLOYD 13, 14
LOVELAND 162, 163
LOWDELL 252

MARTIN 164, 252
MATON 252
MAYHEW 165
MAYNARD 166
McLEOD 252
MEARS 21
MERRIX 167
MISKIN 4
MOON 168
MOORE 49
MORRAD 169
MORRISON 252
MOSELEY 15
MUNN 170, 171, 172
NORRIS 173

OFFEN 252
ORMAN 174
OSENTON 175,176, 177, 252
OSMOTHERLY 178-188
OSMOTHERLY 28
OVERRIGHT 189
OWEN 164

PANKHURST 50
PARKER 217
PARNELL 16, 215
PEARSE 97
PELLING 19, 51
PERRITT 5
PETTITT 52
PHILPOT 190
PLOWRIGHT 191
POOL 16
POPE 192
POTTER 193
POWELL 194
PRATT 195
PRICKETT 196

Sections  A  1-7     B  8-21     C 22-29     D 30-57    E 58-251     WAR MEMORIAL 252     Interior of Church 253-268

RAM 367
RANDALL 252
RAY 215
READ 53, 54
READING 197
REEVES 198, 199
RELPH 200
RICE 201
RICHARDS 202, 203, 204, 205
ROBERTSON 17, 18
ROSS 206
RUFFELL 207
RUMBLE 208, 209, 210, 211

SCAMPTON 212
SCOTT 213
SCUDDER 214
SHIPMAN 100
SIMKINSON 268
SLOMAN 19
SMITH 215-220
SNASHALL 16
SOMERS 233
SOMNER 6
SOUTH 221
SOUTHWOOD 52
SPOOR 222
SPRATLEY 23
STANLEY 223
STAPLEY 224
STAYNES 257
STEEL 19, 225-228, 239
STEVENS 7, 175
STEVENSON 20, 55

TALBOT 229, 230, 252
TAMLIN 252
TAYLER 231
TAYLOR 232, 252
THOMAS 233
THOMPSON 252
THORNDIKE 234, 235, 252
THORP 21
TOPLEY 236, 237
VIDLER 238

WALTON 239
WATERS 240
WEBB 241, 242
WEEKES 243
WELLARD 55
WHIBLEY 244, 252
WHITE 245, 252
WOODALL 246
WOODBINE 247, 248
WOODGATE 19
WOOLEY 249
WOOLLEY 29, 56, 57
WORDLEY 250
WRIGHT 252
YOUNG 251

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