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St. Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham, Kent M.I.s with Index of names
Monumental inscriptions (pre 1900) In the church and churchyard, 
With concise (pre 1858) wills, notes and photographs. Transcribed by D. E. Williams 2018


An old postcard view of the church from the north east; to the left 
of the wide path is Section C; to the right is part of Section B
.

My thanks to the Vicar of Cobham, the Reverend Angela Walker, for permission to use chalk to enable the more obscure inscriptions to be read clearly. I would also like to thank Mr Jon Pye for his assistance and interest, and to other residents of Cobham for their keen interest and friendly welcome, which was very encouraging. I am grateful to my wife, Beverley, for her regular company and keen eye. I am grateful to Ted Connell who has kindly taken on the task of compiling an index and placing this onto his website. Last, but not least, my thanks to the ladies of the Cobham Community Store, a source of hot cups of tea, essential on the chill Autumn and Winter days we visited.
   I have not included the famous Cobham brasses, they have been well documented and pictures can be found on the internet, and the inscriptions in Registrum Roffense by John Thorpe, 1769, online, in Google Books; there are numerous articles on Cobham in Archaeologia Cantiana, also online at the Kent Archaeological Society website.
   I have divided the churchyard into six sections; the largest part, north of the church, is divided into three sections by two tarmac paths, west of the narrow path, is Section A, between the two paths is Section B and east of the wider path is Section C; west of the tower is the small Section D; east of the chancel is another small area, Section E, and south of the church is Section F, with monuments of the Bligh family, Earls of Darnley on the walls of the church.
D. E. Williams, Borstal, Rochester
December 23rd 2018

CHURCHYARD INSCRIPTIONS              INTERIOR OF CHURCH

ACCLETON see HEAVER

ADDISON see SAVAGE

1.   Part Flaked Ledger, on Ground (Section C)

In Memory of
[JOHN] AKERS of this Parish, Yeoman
who departed this life June 28th? 1763
Aged 62 Years
Also of LETITIA Wife of the above
[JO]HN AKERS who died November 18th 17[9]7
Aged 77 Years
Likewise THOMAS Son of the above
JOHN and LETI[TIA] AKERS who died May 5th?
17[ ]8 Aged 4? Years

There is no will for John Akers, only an Administration document

2.   Coped Stone   (Section A)

South Side
Sacred to the Memory of SARAH
Daughter of THOMAS E. M. & SARAH ALLEN
who died December 7th 1873 Aged 33 Years

North Side
In Loving Remembrance of SARAH
Wife of THOMAS E. M. ALLEN
who died April 25th 1886 Aged 83 Years
And of THOMAS EDMUND MESSER ALLEN
who died March 4th 1901 Aged 91 Years

In the 1881 Census, Allen is of the Mount, Cobham and was a Gamekeeper.
When he died he was living at 62 Bath Street, Gravesend and his effects were valued at 6,363,
a surprisingly large sum.

ANDERSON see LEVITT

3.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Memory of
JOHN AVERY
who died ye 5th of January 1776
Aged 75 Years

Rochester Court Will Dated 16th December 1775
John Avery, Butcher.
   To his servant, Samuel Manford, a thickset coat, a black cloth waistcoat, a pair of black leather breeches and Summer frocks, used and worn in his business.
   Rest and residue of his personal estate, (he has no real estate), to his aunt, Catherine Gunning, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid; Catherine Gunning is his executor.
   Witnesses: Bonham Hayes and Richard Hayes
  
Proved 1st March 1776. Catherine Gunning is a Spinster.

4.   Headstone   (Section A) 

Sacred
to
the Memory of
THOMAS AXTEN
Son of
CHARLES and JANE AXTEN
of this Parish
who died January 26th 1839
Age 2 Years & 2 Months
Also ANNE
Daughter of the above
who died January 12th 1863
Aged 3 Years & 2 Months

5.   Very Eroded Headstone   (Section A)

[                             ]
[THOMA]S AXTEN
[who died September [ ] 1874]
[Aged] 70 Years
[Also]
MARY AXTEN
[Wife of the above]
[who died March [  ] 1876]
[Aged 77 Years]
[Also]
CHARLES AXTEN
Son of the above
who died [  ] June 190[4] Aged [77] Years

1861 Census, Thomas Axten, retired Carpenter, of the Terrace, Cobham
1891 Census, Charles Axten, Grocer, Baker and Post Master, Cobham Street.

6.   Headstone   {Section A)

In Loving Memory of
SARAH AXTEN
born Sept. 29th 1886
died Sept. [   ] 1889
CHARLES [CAR]E[Y]
of Winchelsea
born Feb. 5Th 1857
died Nov 30th 190[1]
Also MARY
Wife of the above
CHARLES CAREY
Who died Oct 30th 1933?
[Aged 78 Years]

Principal Probate Registry Index
Charles Carey, of the Castle Inn, Winchelsea, administration to wife, Mary, effects value, 401 10s 11d.

7.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Left Side

[In Memory of]
SARAH Wife of
THO. BAKER
of this Parish
Wheelwright
who died
May ye 20th 1759
Aged 72 Years
Right Side

[In Memory of]
THO. BAKER
of this Parish
Wheelwright
who died
August the 25th
1768
Aged 79 Years

Rochester Court Will Dated 9th April 1761
Thomas Baker, Wheeler.
He is weak in body. Appoints son, James as executor.
All his debts, funeral and probate charges to be first paid.
100 each to his sons, John and Thomas.
   Rest and residue of ready money. Money at interest and due on mortgage, bonds, notes and otherwise, plate, china, linen, household goods, stock in trade, goods, chattels and personal estate, to son James, absolutely.
Signs will with his mark.
Witnesses: John Akers, Edward Dyne and Robert Taylor
Proved 1st September 1768

8.   Headstone   (Section A)

[                              ]
Mr BENJAMIN BAKER
of this Parish
who died March the 8th 1846
Aged 38 years
[                             ]
Also CATHERINE WELLS
Widow of the above
who died May 3rd 1898
Aged 88 Years
THOMAS BENJAMIN BAKER
who died July 31st 1919
Aged 73 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 12th February 1846
Benjamin Baker the Younger, Carpenter.
   To his wife, Catherine Wells Baker, for ever, his half share of the business carried on by himself and his father, as carpenters. The business was, previously, the testator's alone; also all his real and personal estate.
   He appoints friends, Thomas Stevens of Cobham, Farmer, as his executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Chessman, Solicitor of Gravesend and Charles Chandler , Plumber at Cobham Hall.
   Proved 11th June 1846

Principal Probate Registry Index
Thomas Benjamin Baker, of Ridgeway House, Shorne.
Administration to Emma Jane Stevens, Spinster and Harold Law, Schoolmaster; effects 5,405 9s 5d



9.   Small Headstone   (Section C)


Henry BARTON 1750   Thanks to chalk, this inscription is legible

HENRY BARTON late of
the Parish of St. Thomas
in the County of Surrey
who died Augt. [   ] 1750
Aged 35 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th June 1750
Henry Barton of St. Thomas, Borough, Southwark.
His debts and funeral costs to be first paid.
The residue of his estate, to his wife, Catherine, who is his executor.
Witnesses: John Smith and Job Barton
Proved 10th August 1750

10.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

G. BATT
died Oct 14th 1847
Aged 30 Years
RICHARD MARSHALL
died Sept 3rd 1858
Aged 50 Years

11.   Headstone   (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM BEADLE
who died on the 28th day of July
1823 in the 75th
Year of his Age
"Prepare to meet thy God"

12.   Small Headstone, partly Flaked   (Section C)

In
Memory of
JAMES BERRY
who died May 23rd
1855
Aged 83 Years

13.   Headstone, partly Flaked   (Section C)

In
Memory of
MATTHEW BINDER
who died May 20th 1803
Aged 42 Years

14.   Marble Ledger on Stone Base isolated in the South East corner and was completely overgrown by ivy
        (Section F)  
The surname of the Earls of Darnley is BLIGH


Catherine DARNLEY 1792

Here lies the Body of
CATHERINE
eldest child of JOHN and ELIZABETH
Earl and Countess of DARNLEY
born June 18th 1792 Died January 16th 1802
In her were united in an eminent degree,
the playful innocence of childhood with the
sense and discretion of riper years.
At a time when the improving beauty
of mind and body appeared to promise most,
she was snatched from the arms
of her afflicted parents.
"Suffer little children to come
unto me and forbid them not for
of such is the Kingdom of God"
Mark Chap 10 Verse [   ]

15.   Large Tablet on South Wall of Chancel   (Section F)


John DARNLEY 1767

Near this spot
is interred the Body
of
JOHN 4th Earl of DARNLEY
born June 30th 1767 died March 17th 1831
Beside it also
rest the mortal remains
of
ELIZABETH Countess of DARNLEY
Third Daughter of the
Right Honorable WILLIAM BROWNLOW
of Lurgan in the County of Armagh
Ireland
who having lived nearly 40 years with her
husband survived him only a few months
born July 30th 1770 died December 22nd 1831
"They were lovely and pleasant in their lives
      and in their death they were not divided"
                                     2nd Sam. 4 Chapter 23
"I would not have ye ignorant brethren [   ] on
[                  ] them which are asleep [   ] ye sorrow
not even [    ] which have no hope
for we believe that Jesus died and rose
again even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him,
therefore comfort one and another with these
words"                                              
1Thessalonians 4th Chapter 13th Verse

16.   Large Tablet on South Wall of Chancel   (Section F)

Near this spot
is interred the Body of
EDWARD
5th Earl of DARNLEY
born February 25th 1795
died February 11th 1835
"To this man will I look, even to him
that is poor and of a contrite spirit
and trembleth at my word"
                       Isaiah Chap 6 Verse 2
"The blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin,
(rest almost all eroded away)
[                                                 ]
[                                                  ]
[                                                  ]
[                                                 ]
[                                      ] Lord for ever"
EMMA Countess of DARNLEY
[                                           ]
born [         ] 7th 18[ ] [                    ]
(Eroded)

His Lordship, being of a "superior class", decided to show a Woodman how to use an axe ! His blow rebounded and cut off his toe, soon after, he died of tetanus.

17.   Large Tablet on South Wall of Chancel   

Near this spot is interred the Body of
ELIZABETH MARY
Daughter of
THOMAS GISBORNE Esq.
and Wife of
the Hon. JOHN DUNCAN BLIGH
born November 19th? 18[   ]
died March? [    ] 1837
(Eroded)
[               ] the Body of
JOHN DUNCAN BLIGH K.C.B.
(Eroded)

18.   Tablet on East Wall South Aisle   

In Memoriam
JOHN STUART BLIGH
Sixth Earl of Darnley
born 10th April 1827 died 14th Decr. 1896
Also HARRIET MARY his Wife

19.   Headstone   (Section A)

[                                    ]
ELIZABETH BRADBEAR
(February 1861)
Aged 72
"Thanks be to God, which giveth us the
Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"
Also
ANN ELIZABETH HUMPHREY
(August 1849)
Aged 30 Years
Also
WILLIAM HUMPHREY
(September/October 1850)
Aged 32 Years
Also four children of the above
ANN ELIZABETH & WILLIAM HUMPHREY
Viz GLOVER EDWARD
Aged 6 Months
interred at Hastings
JOHN JAMES
(November 1849)
Aged 5 Years
MARY KATHERINE
Aged 15 Years
interred at Tooting
LEOPALD AUGUSTUS
Aged 22 Years
[Flaked Verses]

William Humphrey was a Carpenter of Cobham; see Thomas Crocker's will
which explains the relationship between Crocker, Bradbear, Humphrey and Grover

BRADBEAR see CROCKER

20.   Headstone, under Holly Tree   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory
of
SARAH BROAD
Wife of WILLIAM BROAD
of this Parish
who died the 16th of Oct 1821
Aged 39 Years

21.   Headstone under Holly Tree   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH BROAD
second Wife of
WILLIAM BROAD
who departed this life the 6th of
February 1844
in the 72nd Year of her Age
Also the above
WILLIAM BROAD
who departed this life the 17th of
November 1849
in the 74th Year of his Age

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th July 1844
William Broad of Parrock Street, Milton, Gravesend, Gentleman.
His debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid first.
   Hid household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china, to his sons and daughters, William, John, Samuel, James, Mary, wife of Richard Sunnock, Sarah Broad and Sophia Broad, equally shared.
   To his daughters, 250 each, if either of them die in his lifetime, their share to their child or children, equally shared. If any die leaving no children, then their legacy, equally shared among their surviving siblings.
    All his freeholds, 78 Parrock Street, in his occupation; 30, 31, 32 and 33 Peppercroft Street, Milton, occupied by [            ] Whitehead, [         ] Sterling, [         ] Dawson and Samuel Broad, to his sons, equally shared. If any son dies in his lifetime, leaving children or leaving no children then as for the daughters.
   Residue of personal estate, subject to payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to his sons, equally shared.
   Any of his grandchildren, who become entitled to any of his estate, and are under 21, the trustees will apply income from their share towards their maintenance and education, while they are minors.
   Appoints sons, William, John and Samuel, executors and trustees.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Solicitor, Gravesend and Walter Scott, 55 Cornelia Place, Gravesend, (Law Stationer).
   Proved 17th December 1849. Power reserved to John Broad.

22.   Flaking Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory
of
WILLIAM BROAD
[of this] Parish
born [Octob]er 10th 1804
died October 11th 1864
FRANCES BROAD
[the] W[ife of the above]?
Died [             ] 1873 ? Aged 68 Years?]
REBECCA BROAD
[                                 ]
born March [   ] 18[ ]2
[died] March 27th 1878?
ELIZABETH BROAD
[                                        ]
--------ground level----------

Melville's Directory, 1858, William Broad, Butcher

23.   Small, Cruciform, Stepped Headstone   (Section C)

In
Loving
Memory of
RICHARD BROAD
born Feb 14th 1841
died May 8th 1895
"Thy Will be Done"
And MARY his Wife
born September 29th 1845
died [                     ] 30th? 1897
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881 Census, Richard Broad, Butcher in Cobham Street.

BROWN see PACKHAM

BROWNLOW see BLIGH

24.   Narrow, Cruciform Headstone   (Section B)

West Side
In
Loving Memory of
JOHN BUCKRIDGE
born Nov. 17th 1799
died Nov. 25th 1884
LOUISA ANN
BUCKRIDGE
born Dec [   ] 1841
fell asleep September 18th 1910

East Side
Also of
JANE his Wife
interred
in Abney Park
Cemetery
born Feb. [    ] 1799?
died May 12th 1848

Principal Probate Registry Index
John Buckridge, Gentleman, formerly of 6 Whitechapel High Street, ate of Cobham.
Administration to Jane Buckridge, Daughter, Spinster of 6 Whitechapel High Street and Valentine Buckridge of 13 Bread Street, City of London, Merchant's Clerk, Son.
Personal estate, 281 17s 10d

CAREY see AXTEN

25.   Headstone

In
Memory of
HENRY COLYER
of the Parish of Shorne
died 12th July 1809 Aged 61 Years

26.   Chest Tomb   (Section C)

The Ledger surface has been completely eroded, it most likely contained an inscription to Michael Comport,
who died in April, 1761, aged 69 years, and his wife, Grace, so, I have included his will.


Mary COMPORT 1752

South Side
In Memory of MARY
COMPORT
Wife of MICHAEL
COMPORT
of Cooling Castle
[who died                    ] 7th 1752 Aged 35 Years
Also two of their Daughters, MARY and
[                        ] 1749? Aged [   ] Years

North Side
In Memory of
JANE COMPORT second Wife of
MICHAEL COMPORT of Cooling
Castle who died May 29th 17[64]
Aged 49 Years?

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 5th January 1761
Michael Comport, Yeoman.
Appoints sons, William and George, executors.
Hid debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   His annuity of 10, paid out of his farm of about 40 acres and two commons at Rye Street Common, called Yew Tree Farm at Cooling Street in Cliffe, occupied by Rhueben Bourne, after by William Doggett, since of George Akers, now or late by Robert Stiles; also his house , barn, stable, yard, 2 wells, garden, orchard, 3 pieces of arable , of about 12 acres, at Upnor in Frindsbury, occupied by Henry Skinner; also his farm at Upper Bush, Cuxton, of about 60 acres, occupied by Thomas Clark, Yeoman and Catherine Nokes, Widow, now by himself and Thomas Nokes; also his brick house built by George Hornsby, late of Cobham, Gentleman, deceased, on ground where an old house stood, which was called, the "White Lion" and land with stable, garden and orchard in Cobham, lately occupied by George Hornsby, but now by himself, which he purchased from George Hornsby; also a small new brick house, with stable and chaise house, lately built by himself, on part of the last property, in his own occupation, and that of William Luck, to his son, William for ever, but chargeable with the sum of 500 towards the payment of his debts that may be owing and legacies he has bequeathed. His two new brick houses formerly called the Old House, occupied by George Gunning at Battle Street, Cobham, now occupied by Robert Gunning, Thomas Higgins and [          ] Stiles, to his son, Thomas, for ever.
   His hop house and piece of land, planted with hops, of about 5 acres, he purchased from Thomas Atwaters in Battle Street, occupied by himself, but not the stock of hop poles; also his 3 new brick houses, which he has built on the last mentioned land, with gardens and yards, now occupied by William Williams, John Angell and Thomas Tadman, to his daughter, Susanna Comport, for ever.
   His house and ground in Cobham Street, occupied by Thomas Baker; also his new house adjoining the latter and some ground purchased from Thomas Atwaters, now occupied by George Gunning; also his brick house, with garden and yard, in Cobham Street, known as the "Star and Garter", occupied by John Ruck but now known as the "Duke of Cumberland", and occupied by John Elliott, to his daughter, Ann Comport, for ever.
   His farm house and 12 acres of land in Cobham, occupied by John Prebble, to daughter, Frances Comport, for ever.
   His farm called "Three Crutches" at Three Crutches in Cobham, and Higham, of about 11 acres, occupied by Robert French; also a house and outbuildings, occupied by James Hubbard, since by James Jarrett and after by Thomas Higgins, and now by Abraham Spratt; 20 acres of land in his own occupation, also the house adjoining, with outbuildings, occupied by John Maddox and since by Matthew Bristow and now by General Monk; also a house, outbuildings and ground, occupied for some years, by Walter Baldock; all these properties purchased from Thomas Williams, of Dartford, Gentleman, are near Hennis in Cobham, and all other real estate, not already bequeathed, to son George, for ever.
   His half share in a leasehold farm in Cuxton and Strood, called Ranscomb, in his own occupation and that of son, William. Leased from Lord Darnley, with all rights and titles, to son William. For ever, for rest of term, he paying rents due.
   His household goods, furniture in the farm house at Ranscomb, also his half share of corn in the barn, hops, hop poles, clover seed, corn sown, , oxen, calves, sheep, rams, lambs, boars, sows, hogs, pigs, horses, mares, colts, bulls, cows, bullocks, ploughs, wagons, carts, carriages, harrows, harness and other tackle, live and dead stock, to son William, absolutely.
   His leasehold farm in Cobham, called "Dabb's Place", rented from Dr Isaac Rutton, occupied by son, George, to son Thomas, for rest of the term.
   One good wagon, two good carts, two ploughs, two pairs of harrows, one roll, two cow cribs, one barn stuppit, one long shovel, one bushel measure and strike, one rake, 15 quarters of sarks, five good horses, mares and gelding with good and proper wagon and plough horses, two good cows, fifty good weather sheep, six hogs, twelve loads of cinque foil or clover fodder, stock of hop poles in the hop ground at Dabb's Place and ten quarters of oats, to son Thomas.
   All household goods, plate, linen, china, furniture and implements in the property purchased from George Hornsby in Cobham Street, occupied by son Thomas, to him, absolutely.
    100 to son, Thomas to be paid by son George; 100 to daughter, Susanna; 200 to daughter, Frances; all to be paid from his personal estate at age 21. Son, George, to maintain and educate these siblings from rents, etc., George to keep real estate in good repair until daughters are 21.
   He appoints sons, William and George, guardians of his daughters, Susanna, Anne and Frances until they are 21. 50 to son Richard.
   To daughters, Catherine, wife of John Knight, and Mary, wife of William Cradock, 5 guineas each for mourning, to be paid by son, George; to his wife, Grace, 5 guineas for mourning.
   The marriage settlement he entered into upon his marriage to Grace to be "faithfully performed" by son George.
   Rest and residue of his personal estate, after his debts, funeral and probate costs and the money legacies are paid, to son George, absolutely.
His children, when 21, will release all the estates granted to them by the will of their uncle, the Reverend William Pemble, for ever. Michael Comport has given the same to his children. If any refuse or neglect to do so, then their bequest are void and will be equally shared by their siblings.
   Witnesses: Anne Taylor, Robert Taylor and Henry Mitton
  
Proved 2nd May 1761

27.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Left Side
In Memory of
Mrs MARY Wife of
RICHARD PREBBLE
of this Parish
late Wife of
GEORGE COMPORT
who died Dec 15th
1775
Aged 40 Years
Right Side
In Memory of
GEORGE COMPORT
of this Parish
who died
the 16th July 1765
Aged 32 Years

Richard Prebble who was buried at Cooling, in 1779, mentions in his will, that his late wife was executor and administrator of her first husband's will, but I have found no will for this George Comport, perhaps he meant simply administrator of the estate, her husband having died intestate?

28.   Headstone, Partly obscured by Footstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
BARBARA Wife of
WILLIAM COMPORT
who died November 25th 17[7]8
Aged 30 Years
Also the above
WILLIAM COMPORT
who [died October 13th 1814
[Aged 72 Years]

Rochester Court Will Dated 11th April 1808
William Comport, of "Crouches", Cobham, Farmer.
His ready money and securities for money, money in Public Funds, debts, goods, chattels and personal estate and effects, to his wife, Ann, absolutely; his wife is executor.
Witnesses: E. J. Twopenny and Charles Knowles
Proved 17th March 1815. Value of goods, chattels and credits less than 100

29.   Ledger on the Ground, Partly covered by Grass   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM COMPORT Esq.
who departed this life
(much lamented)
the fifteenth day of January
in the year of our Lord 1816
in the 53rd Year of his Age
Here also lieth interred
CATHERINE SHEARLEY his niece
who departed this life
(most deeply beloved)
the second day of October
in the year of our Lord 1812
in the 19th Year of her Age
Mr THOMAS SHEARLEY
late of Bexley in this
County
died 27th September 1827
Aged 78 Years
Also ELIZABETH SHEARLEY
Relict of the above
July 1836 Aged 74 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 26th October 1800
William Comport of Shorne, Farmer
   To brother in law, Thomas Shearley, all his money in the Stocks and elsewhere, all his goods, chattels, stock in trade and all other property; Thomas Shealey to pay testator's brother, George, 200 per annum, by 4 quarterly payments.
   Witnesses: Charles Kite, the mark of Bridget Gouch and William Rolfe.

Codicil made same day
   He has conveyed his property to Thomas Shearley, except the the 200 per annum to his brother, George. His freehold estate is bequeathed entirely to Thomas Shearley.
   Witnesses: As on will

Codicil 14th January 1816
   He gives his housekeeper, Bridget Gouch, 40 per annum for life.
   Witnesses: R. H. Beaumont and Edward Edwards
  
Proved 16th February 1816

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 27th April 1822
Thomas Shearley of Bexley, Butcher.
First, all his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
    His freehold house and shop, with garden and outhouses; his freehold land in Bexley and all other real estate in Bexley, to his son, Thomas, for ever, but subject to certain charges.
   If son, Thomas dies in his father's lifetime, leaving issue, then his bequest to his children, equally shared; but if he leaves no children, then the bequest goes to son, John, for ever.
   His trade as a butcher and profits, with horses, cattle, live and dead stock and implements of trade, all ready money, household goods, furniture, china, glass, beer, wine and liquors, property and effects, (except plate and linen), all debts due to business, to son Thomas, subject to Thomas paying his debts and paying his mother, Elizabeth and brother William, 50 each.
   Also to wife, Elizabeth, all plate and linen and an annuity of 60 for life, chargeable on his freehold property.
   His freehold called Jeskins and all other freehold estate in Cobham, to his wife, for life. After her death, then to son John, for ever. In John dies in his lifetime, then to his children, equally shared. If John leaves no children or his children die under 21 years, then the estate to son Thomas, for ever.
   His farm called Grays in St. Paul's Cray and Chislehurst, which he holds from the Right Honourable Lord Sydney, with all crops, hay, corn, straw, fodder, manure and other produce, to son Thomas, subject to certain condition and payment of rent and taxes.
   His farm at Hockenden in St. Mary Cray, which he holds from James Chapman, Esquire, with all the crops, to son John, subject to certain conditions and payment of rent and taxes.
   All his horses, cows, bullocks, pigs, sheep and other live stock, wagons, carts, ploughs, harrows, harness, rolls and other implements, on his farms of Grays and Hockenden, to sons, Thomas and John, equally shared, to avoid dispute, the division to be made by his friend, Thomas Stranger of Orpington, but if he is dead, then by such person chosen by his wife and son in law, John Cook.
   He has paid the rent of Hockenden for four years in advance; son John is to pay his brother, Thomas, half of such rent paid after testator's death.
   To daughter, Elizabeth Shearley, 1,000; to daughter, Ann wife of John Cook of Bexley, Miller, 500, these sums to be paid within 5 years of his death, by sons, Thomas and John, half from his property at Bexley by Thomas and half from property at Cobham, by John, after the death of his wife.
    Within a month of his death, son Thomas will enter a bond, in double penalty, to his daughters, for payment of half of each daughters legacy. If any daughter dies in his lifetime, their legacy to her children, equally shared, If she dies leaving no children, then Ann Cook's legacy to her husband, if living, but if dead, then to daughters, Elizabeth and Susan, equally shared.
   He is executor and residuary legatee of his brother in law, William Comport and is to pay a 200 annuity to brother in law, George Comport and an annuity to Hannah Couch. He gives all his money in the Public Funds and leasehold estate in Cobham, now let to [          ] Parks, to his executors, upon trust. They shall pay the annuities.
   The surplus income of the latter, to sons Thomas and John, equally shared. If his funds are not enough to pay the annuities, the the shortfall to be made up by his sons, in equal shares.
   To his daughters, Elizabeth, Ann and Susan, additionally, 4,000, equally shared, after the death of George Comport, this is the sum that the latter's annuity is funded from. If any daughter dies in his lifetime, then their share to their children, equally shared.
   To his wife, a further annuity of 40 to be paid by his sons, equally shared.
   Residue of personal estate, to his two sons, equally shared.
   If son John is a minor at testator's death, then his wife and John Cook will be his guardians during his minority, son Thomas will farm the Hockenden business.
   If either of his sons died in his lifetime, leaving children, then their legacy to his children at 21 or day of marriage, if girls, if sooner. If either die leaving no children, who live to 21, then, or John survives his brother but dies a minor, then their legacies to his daughters, equally shared, or to the children of any who have died, equally shared at 21 years.
   Trustees to invest funds in Government or Real securities and use the interest earned, to fund the maintenance and education of any of his children who are minors.
He appoints his wife, son Thomas and son in law, John Cook, executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Broadly Fooks, Attorney of Dartford, Thomas Brown Preston of Bexley and George Rapley of Bexley.
   Proved 2nd November 1827

30.   Eroded Headstone   (Section A)

In
Memory of JOHN COOK of this
Parish who died May 6th 1809
Aged 77 Years
Also ANN Wife of JOHN COOK
and Daughter of WILL. [COMPORT]
of this Parish died 17th
April 1810 Aged 78 Years

31.   Eroded Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
CHARLES COOK
Son of JOHN and ANN COOK
of Dartford in this
County
[                          ]
[                 ]

32.   Large Slate Headstone   (Section A)


James COOK 1843

In Memory
of
JAMES COOK
late of Chatham, Coal Merchant
who departed this life
on the 14th day of January 1843
Aged 83 Years
"A Worthy Man
But
Praises on Tombs are Trifles Vainly spent,
A Man's Good Name is his best Monument"
Also
MARGARET COOK
Wife of the above
who departed this life
on the 2nd day of April 1847
Aged 84 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd June 1825
James Cook of Chatham, Coal Merchant.
He gives his freehold house and land at Cobham, lately occupied by his brother in law, Thomas Odds and all other real estate, to Thomas Odds and sister, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Odds, for their lifetimes; after the death of the survivor, to their children, then living, including Elizabeth's reputed son, Thomas Odds, otherwise, Cook, equally shared, for ever. The property is left to the Odds on condition, that of they sell any of the property, their legacy is void.
   To his wife, Margaret, his leasehold house at Chatham, where he now lives; also to her, his household goods, plate, linen, china and other effects, for life, also an annuity of 40, for life, this annuity to come from his leaseholds at Chatham, apart from the house, which his wife will live in.
   To his nephew, Charles Whatman of Chatham, Carpenter and his friend, George Verralls of Birling, Yeoman, 19 guineas each, for their trouble as his executors and trustees. He gives them his leaseholds, money, securities for money, money in Public Funds, goods, chattels and personal estate, subject to payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, upon trust. They to invest money at interest and pay income to his wife, for life; after her death, they to sell leaseholds, household goods, furniture and goods and invest the proceeds into good securities at interest.
    One twenty fourth to be paid to his brother, William; a twenty fourth to his sister, Susannah Fields; two other twenty fourths to such daughters of his late sister, Ann Hollands, who are living, equally shared; two more twenty fourths to his sister Mary Smith; two other twenty fourths to such of Mary Smith's children then living, equally shared; four other twenty fourths to his sister Harriett Whatman; four other twenty fourths to his sister, Sarah Goldsmith; one other twenty fourth to nephew, James Cook Goldsmith, son of sister Sarah.
The remaining 7 twenty fourths to James Ferrobe ?, otherwise Cook, his reputed son by Sarah Ferrobe, who was born at Ryarsh 20th March 1795.
If any legatees die in his life time. Leaving lawful issue, who are living, they to have parent's share, equally shared if more than one.....................................
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Attorney, Rochester, D. B. Lewis and E.W. Wickham, his Clerks

Codicil 28th February 1827
He has given an annuity of 40 to his wife, for life; he increases this to 50
Rest of will ratified.
Witnesses: As for will

Codicil 30th September 1828
He has given his leasehold estates and personal estate to Charles Whatman and George Verralls, upon trust, appointed them executors and given then 19 guineas each. He now revokes their appointment and bequests. He now appoints friend Thomas Jackson of Chatham, Millwright and Thomas Couves of Gillingham, Baker,in their place and gives them 10 guineas each. Rest of will confirmed.
Witnesses: James Lewis Attorney, Rochester and Charles Dorrett, his Clerk.
Proved 29th July 1843

33.      Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
SARAH FLISHER
Wife of
JAMES COPELIN
and only Daughter of her fond parents
JOHN & SARAH EDWARDS
of this Parish
who departed this life
September 30th 1851
in the 19th Year of her Age
"Coming thy way unto the Lord, trust also in
Him and he shall bring it to pass,
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as
The light and thy judgement as the noon day"
37th Psalm 3rd & 6th Verses
Also JOSEPH ARTHUR Son of
JAMES & ELIZABETH COPELIN
who died September 2nd 1867
Aged 6? Months

Rear
In Memory
of
JAMES COPELIN
who died December 22nd 1902
Aged 76 Years
Interred at Gravesend Cemetery

1881 Census: James Copelin, 130 Milton Road, Gravesend, Master Baker.
Principal Probate Registry Index: James Copelin of 13 Kent Road, Gravesend; administration granted to James Thomas Copelin, a Baker and James Price Nicholls, Gas Accountant; effects value 25,147 9s 7d, re-sworn, 27,119 16s 9d

34.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ABY Wife of
WILLIAM COPELIN
who died February 26th 1858
Aged 60 Years
Also the above
WILLIAM COPELIN
who died September 6th 1859
Aged 62 Years

1851 Census, William Copelin, of Cobham Street, Agricultural Labourer

35.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS COPELIN
an Affectionate Father
and Loving Husband
who died September 4th 1864
Aged 65 Years
"Prepare to meet thy God"
Also ANN COPELIN his Wife
who died September 18th 1878 Aged 84 Years
[                                             ]
Also WILLIAM COPELIN
Son of the above
who was drowned July 25th 1834
Aged 15 Years

1858 Melville's Directory, Shop and Post Office
1861 Census, Thomas Copelin, Retired Baker and Grocer

Principal Probate Registry Index
Administration to wife, Ann, effects value, less than 7,000

36.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOSEPH COPELIN
who died March 18th 1865
Aged 50 Years
and CORDELIA his Wife
who died Nov 29th 1895
Aged 76 Years

1861 Census, Joseph Copelin, of Queen Street, Milton, next Gravesend, Baker and Grocer

37.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOSEPH CROCKER
who died 27th Nov 1803 Aged 64 Years
Also SARAH Wife of the above
died 15th April 1813 Aged 69 Years
"Sweet Angels guard this sleeping Dust,
Till Christ doth come to call the Just,
Then may they wake with great Surprise,
And in our Saviour's Image Rise"
Also CHARLES BRADBEAR
obit 19th Jan 1816 Aetatis 5 Months
"What the [               ] Infant,
A tender [          ] feeling and [    ]
He [                                ]"

38.   Chest Tomb   (Section A)


Septimea CROCKER 1840

South Side
Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs SEPTIMEA CROCKER the Wife of Mr THOMAS CROCKER
late of George Street, Portman Square in the Parish of Saint Marylebone
who died on the 19th of February 1840
in the 70th Year of her Age
Also the above named Mr THOMAS CROCKER
who died on the 28th? Of April 1847 Aged 73 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 31st July 1846
Thomas Crocker, Coal Merchant, 24 Montague Place, Portman Square, Middlesex, now of 65 Parrock Street, Milton next Gravesend.
   To his servant, Sarah Randle, if with him at his death, 10 for mourning; also 200, three months after his death.
   To niece, Sarah Ann Grover, daughter of his sister, Ann Grover, deceased and Edward Bodman Savage of Cobham, Farmer, !,000 Consolidated 3% Bank Annuities in the Bank of England, upon trust. They to pay the dividends to his servant Sarah Randle, if she is with him at his death, and not otherwise, for life. After her death or in case she is not with him at his death, the dividends, in trust, for his niece, Harriett, wife of Edward Bodman Savage, for life; after her death, then in trust for her children.
   To John Frishney? Martin of Highworth, Wiltshire, Surgeon, 1,500 Consolidated 3% Bank Annuities, 5 months after his death.
   To Sarah Ann Grover and Edward Bodman Savage, 600 of same annuities, to pay the dividends to Elizabeth Bradbear, daughter of his late sister Ann Grover and wife of John Bradbear, for life.
   After her death, 200, part of the 600 annuities, in trust, for Mary Broad, daughter of Elizabeth Bradbear and wife of John Broad of Cobham, Butcher; if she is not living at his death, the 200 in trust for her children. If she dies in his lifetime, leaving no children, then the 200 annuities in trust for the children of Ann Elizabeth Humphrey, another daughter of Elizabeth Bradbear and wife of William Humprey of Cobham, Carpenter.
   The residue of 600 annuities, which is 400, in trust for Ann Elizabeth Humphrey.
   To Sarah Ann Grover and Edward Bodman Savage, 700 Consolidated Bank Annuities, in trust for Ann Mungeam, another daughter of his late sister, Ann Grover and wife of Glover Mungeam of Meopham, Maltster; another 700 of the same annuities, in trust, for Caroline Mungeam, another daughter of Ann Grover and wife of William Mungeam of Meopham, Farmer; if she has died then for her children.
   To nephew, Thomas Stevens, son of his sister Ann Grover, 700 in the same annuities; to niece, Mary Grover, daughter of his sister Ann Grover, and widow of Alexander Grover, 700 of the same annuities; to niece, Harriett Savage, 900 of the same annuities. These bequests to be transferred 3 months after his death.
   Rest and residue of his personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to Sarah Savage daughter of Edward Bodman Savage, and Thomas Mungeam, equally shared.
   Sarah Ann Grover and Edward Bodman Savage are his executors..................................
   Witnesses: James Edmead, Solicitor, Gravesend and Walter Scott, Law Stationer, 5 Windmill Street, Gravesend.
   Proved 11th May 1847

39.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to
the Memory of
CHRISTOPHER CUCKNEY
born July 29th 1788
died May 12th 1862
"Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye know
not the Son of Man cometh" Matthew 21
Also MARY CUCKNEY
Wife of the above
born March 28th 1789
died September 23rd 1884

1851 Census, Christopher Cuckney, of Knight's Place, Agricultural Labourer

DASHWOOD see PEALL

40.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Loving Memory of
CHARLIE second Son of
HARRIETT and JESSE DAY
who peacefully entered
in rest
Feby. 14Th 1891 Aged 28
"To be with Christ which is far better"

40b.   Headstone   (Section B)

[                 ]
MAHALA DEARING
[Died November 1863]
[Aged 23 Years]
[Rest Eroded Away]

This limestone headstone is remarkably eroded considering it's date, Mahala's abode at her death was in Aylesford.
   She was born in Wrotham, and in the 1841 Census was in East Malling, her parents were John, an Agricultural Labourer and Jemima. In 1851 the family were in Halling and in 1861 in Cobham, at Cobhambury. Perhaps John Dearing worked for William Eley at Cobhambury Farm? Mahala is not present, I assume she was in service, somewhere not too far away? I have not found her on the Ancestry Census records.
   Her parents died in Aylesford, John in 1889 and Jemima in 1899. They have a headstone in the parish churchyard, no. 222, Section D, in my transcripts of Aylesford Monumental Inscriptions. According to the Principal Probate Registry, Jemima's effects were valued at 104 0s 7d, administration was granted to Charles William Dearing, an accountant.

EDWARDS see COPELIN

ENGLISH see WELLS

41.   Headstone   (Section C)

East Side
RICHD. & ANN FENNER
of this Parish
ANN FENNER died June 6th ?
17[   ] Aged 53 Years
RICHARD FENNER died
Nov 29th 1726 Aged 53 Years
they left issue six children RICHD.
DOROTHY, JOHN, MARY and SARAH

West Side
In the year 1754 this monument was erected
by RICHARD FENNER, Junr.
Who hath also three children interred
near this place
RICHARD, JOHN & ELIZABETH
RICHARD
died Sept 10th 1737 Aged [          ]
JOHN died Nov 21st 1752 ? Aged 22 Years
ELIZABETH died in her infancy

42.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Left Side
In Memory of
ELIZABETH Daughter
of THOMAS REDE
of Adenton, Wife
of RICHD, FENNER
of Gillingham
who died 20th of May 1760
Aged 67 Years
neer this place lyeth
three of her children
RICHD Aged 8? Years
[   ?   ] Aged 22 Years
ELIZTH. Aged 6 Months
Right Side
In Memory of
RICHD. FENNER
Yeoman
of Gillingham
who died 7th of
February 176[3]
Aged 62 Years

Peculiar Court of Shoreham and the Arches Will Dated 21st February 1760
Richard Fenner, Yeoman of Gillingham
   To daughter in law, Mary wife of William Bing of Addington, Yeoman, 50, (step daughter?).
   To Dorothy Rich of Addington, 20; to John Clarke, his old and faithful servant, 20; to kinsmen, Richard Fenner of Cobham, Yeoman and John Francklyn of Cobham, Yeoman, 20 each.
   To his wife, Elizabeth, who is "ancient" and "very helpless", an annuity of 40, for life; to brother in law, Thomas Wellard, 20; to Sarah Howell of Gillingham, Spinster, 50; to William Bing, all sums of money he may owe testator, his executors will deliver securities to him to be cancelled.
   After his wife's death, , his debts and legacies being paid, he gives the residue of ready money and personal estate and what remains, to kinsfolk, Richard Woodgate, George Wellard, Michael Comport, William Comport and Sarah Comport, equally shared.
   He appoints Richard Fenner and John Francklyn executors, they to sell his goods, cattle, corn, farm tackle and chattels; he leaves it to their discretion to invest the money at interest, towards increasing his personal estate, as they think fit.
   After the death of his wife, they to pay for her funeral out of his personal estate, if his wife does not leave sufficient funds.
   Witnesses: Caroline Panck and Thomas Johnson
  
Proved 7th February 1763 Executor Richard Fenner died in 1762, (No 43)

43.   Headstone   (Section C)

To the Memory of
RICHARD FENNER
of ys Parish , Yeoman who died
May ye 31st 1762 Aged 62 Years
Also SARAH Wife of RICHARD FENNER
who departed this life the 21st of May 1788
Aged 73 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 29th March 1760
Richard Fenner, Yeoman.
His debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid from his personal estate.
   To his son, John, his house in the High Street, Milton, Gravesend which he bought from George Lawe, now occupied by [             ] Sturgeon, Widow, for ever.
   To son, Richard, all his land and marshland at Shorne Mead in Shorne, bought from Richard Broad, which he now occupies, for ever, and, his half share of a house at Plat Street, Shorne, occupied by Mary Turner, Widow, for ever. If he buys the other half and possesses it when he dies, that also to son Richard.
   To sons, John, Richard, Robert and George, 250 each at 21 years of age.
   To his daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Jane, 200 each at 21 years of age or day of marriage, if sooner. If any die before they inherit the survivors will share that legacy. While they are minors the money to be invested and interest used for their maintenance and education.
   To niece, Mary Gunning, wife of George Gunning, 10 for their mourning; to nephew, John Smith, 5 at 21 years of age, if he dies before 21 the legacy is void.
   Residue of personal estate, his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs first paid, to his wife, Sarah, if she remains his widow and to son Richard, equally divided. If his wife continues his widow, she is to benefit from son Richard's half share until he is 21. If Richard dies before he is 21, his share to go equally shared to his siblings.
   If he wife remarries, after son Richard is 21, Richard will pay her 400 and she is to give up any claims to the estate.
   He wants an inventory made of his personal estate by his good friends and relations, Richard Fenner of Gillingham, Yeoman and John Francklyn of Cobham, Yeoman, a copy for his wife and one for son Richard. His wife's legacy is in lieu of her Dower Rights, by Common Law or any Manor.
   If his wife refuses to release her claim, she will receive no benefit from the will and all rights will go to son Richard. His wife and son Richard are executors.
   He requests son Richard and John Francklyn to be Overseers and gives them 1 guinea each.
   Witnesses: John Shaw, Robert Bosler and Francis Richardson
  
Proved 12th July 1762

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 7th April 1786
Sarah Fenner, Widow.
   To daughter, Elizabeth Latham, wife of Thomas Latham of Higham, Farmer, 2 silver table spoons, a gold ring and the bed and bedstead, bolster and things belonging, in which son, Robert usually sleeps; to daughter, Mary Hubble, wife of Benjamin Hubble of Singlewell, Ifield, Yeoman, 2 silver table spoons and a gold ring; to daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, the yellow bed in which they usually sleep, 6 silver tea spoons, her silver buckles, tea tongs, 2 silver table spoons, her chest of drawers, clock, pewter, plate, china, clothes, linen, woollen, equally shared, after payment of her debts, funeral and probate costs.
   Her stock in the 3% Reduced Annuities, ready money, securities for money, money in Public Funds, debts, plate, goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate to sons, John, Richard , Robert and George and daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, equally shared.
   She does not want her children to make any claims against their father's executors regarding his estate; any refusing to conform to this will have voided their legacy.
   Son Richard and [blotted out] are executors.
   Signs will with her mark.
   Witnesses: William Crow, [      ?      ] and William Natt
  
Proved 6th June 1788

44.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
JANE FENNER Daughter of
RICHARD & SARAH FENNER
of this Parish who departed this life
the 18th of June 1782 Aged 28 Years

45.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
RICHARD FENNER
Yeoman of this Parish
who departed this life
the 2nd of February 1792
Aged 47 Years
Also
ISABELLA Wife of the above
who departed this life
the 3rd of March 1824
Aged 78 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd February 1791
Richard Fenner, Yeoman.
   He gives 4 pieces of pasture and salt marsh, of about 8 acres, in Shorne, near Thomas Mead, to wife, Isabella, until their son, Richard is 21, when he to have the land, for ever.
   His ready money, securities for money, money in Public Funds, debts, linen, china, stock on his farm, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, corn, grain, hay, seeds, farm implements, household goods, goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to wife, Isabella, Richard Maplesden Noakes, of Shorne, Yeoman and Benjamin Hubble the Younger of Singlewell, Ifield, Yeoman, (his executors), upon trust, his wife to be able to carry on his farming business, until lease expires, if she lives so long. Profits to his wife for her support and of their children, Lydia, Isabella, Richard, Sophia, George, Jane, Maria and William Henry, also any children to be born.
   After his wife's death, upon trust, the trustees to carry on the business until son Richard is 21, then either carry on the business or transfer it to son Richard.
   The income from his investments to go towards the maintenance and education of his children, until all are over 21. Trustees then to sell his stock, crops and implements and pay the money invested to his children in equal shares; if any die leaving lawfully begotten children, their share too their child or children, equally shared, if any die leaving no children, their share to their siblings.
   He appoints his wife and the other trustees, executors.
   Witnesses: Sarah Evans, Mary Burrows and James Evans
  
Proved 27th April 1795 Power reserved to Noakes and Hubble.

Note in margin, 2nd August 1824
Estate not administered by Isabella Fenner, administration granted to George Fenner, son. Noakes has died and Hubble renounced executor-ship in 1821

46.   Headstone   (Section C)

[                           ]
SARAH Wife of JOHN [FENNER]
of the Parish of Shorne
who died May [   ] [1804] Aged 66 Years
(Eroded Verses)
Also SARAH [    ?    ]
Daughter of JOHN FENNER
died Jan 30th 1799 Aged [ ] Years
Likewise the above said
JOHN FENNER
who died the 31st of May 1813
Aged 70 Years

47.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
Mr GEORGE FENNER
who died on the 17th? Day of
November 1812 Aged 57 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 29th October 1811
George Fenner of Rochester, Gentleman.
First, his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   500 stock in the 5% Navy Annuities to his niece, Sophia, wife of John Jarvis of Rochester, Bricklayer; his plate, china, linen and glass, equally divided between John Savage of Cobham, Yeoman and John Jarvis, or the survivor if one dies in his lifetime.
   Residue of money, securities for money, money in Public Funds, goods, chattels and personal estate, to be sold by his executors and the money to be equally shared by Elizabeth Noakes, Mary Downall and John Fenner, children of his brother, John; Lydia Startup?, Isabella Savage, George Fenner, Maria Fenner and William Fenner, children of his late brother, William; Ann Everest, Mary Thompson and Thomas Latham, children of his sister, Elizabeth Latham; William Hubble, son of his sister, Mary Hubble, Susannah Kemsley, William Freeman, Elizabeth ? , Sarah Freeman, Thomas Freeman and Mary Jury, children of his his late wife's brother William Freeman, deceased; John Hughes and Philip Hughes, sons of his late wife's sister, Elizabeth Hughes, deceased, or to those still living.
   He appoints John Savage and John Jarvis executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Martin and D. B. Lewis
  
Proved 1st February 1813

48.   Chest Tomb, with Black Top and Crest, the Todd Ledger adjoins this on the west side. (Section C)


John FRANCKLYN 1727

Here lieth the Remains of
JOHN FRANCKLYN of this Parish
who died 18th of April 1727
Aged 55? Years
Also SARAH his Wife died 21st of December
1748 Aged 67 Years
Left issue seven children
[Viz] MARY, ELIZABETH & ANN
who are interred near this place
[And] SARAH, MARY, ANN
and JOHN FRANCKLYN
JOHN FRANCKLYN
Son of the above
JOHN and SARAH FRANCKLYN
who died [    ?     ] 1769
Aged 52 Years
Also SARAH Daughter of JOHN
and SARAH FRANCKLYN
died 17th of Nov 1789 Aged 82 Years

South Side
In Memory of MARY SMALL
Daughter of JOHN and SARAH
FRANCKLYN
and Wife of THOMAS
SMALL
interred at Darenth died
Jan the 8th 1780 Aged 63 Years

North Side
In Memory of ANN HILLS Daughter
of JOHN and SARAH FRANCKLYN Wife
of THO. HILLS who died [Dec] [    ] 1795 Aged 77 Years
Also SARAH Daughter of THO
and ANN HILLS died the 17th of Aug
1774 Aged 21 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th May 1769
John Francklyn, Yeoman.
He is not in bodily health.
All his real estate to his sister, Sarah Francklyn, Spinster, for ever.
To his sister, Mary, wife of Thomas Small, an annuity of 10, for life.
   He charges his personal estate with these annuities, his executor will invest a sum to finance them, into the Public Funds.
   To nephew, George Wells and his nieces, Sarah Hills and Hannah Hills, 1000 each, within four years of his death. If George Wells survives the testator's sister, Sarah , then he gives him 400 more, within three months of Sarah's death. If Sarah Hills survives his sister, Sarah, then she to have 500 more; if niece Hannah Hills survives his sister, Sarah, she to have 400 more.
   His sister, Sarah is executor, she is to give mourning , as she thinks fit, to his brother in law, Thomas Small and his wife Ann, nieces, Sarah and Hannah Hills and nephew, George Wells.
   After payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, the residue of ready money, securities for money, debts, plate, linen, woollen, pewter, brass, beds, bedding, household stuff, stock, cattle, corn. Hay, farm tackle, goods, chattels, and personal estate, to sister Sarah.
   He signs the will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Ed. Dyne, Thomas Horne and William Twopenny.
   Proved 29th December 1769

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd March 1770
Sarah Francklyn, Spinster.
All her debts to be first paid.
   To her sister, Ann Hills of Cobham, Widow, her three houses in Cobham Street, occupied by Thomas Peacock, Edward Wells and Thomas Easedown; also her house in Sole Street, occupied by Margaret Styles, Widow; also land next to it, about 3 acres, for her life, as long as she remains a widow. The properties are charged with the payment of an annuity of 7 to her sister, Mary, wife of Thomas Small of Darenth, for life. Mary can distrain the properties if payment is not made.
   After the death of her sister, Ann Hills or her marriage, to niece, Sarah Hills, daughter of sister Ann the house in Sole Street, and the house in Cobham, occupied by Thomas Peacock, for ever.
   In case sister Mary Small is then living, subject to the payment of a 3 annuity, part of the 7 annuity bequeathed to Mary Small, for life.
   After sister, Ann's death, or day of marriage, then to niece, Hannah Hills, the house in Cobham Street, occupied by Edward Wells, for ever, but subject to the payment of an annuity of 2, part of the 7 annuity for Mary Small, for life.
   Also, after the death of sister, Ann, then to nephew, George Wells of Cobham, Shopkeeper, the house in Cobham Street, occupied by Thomas Easedown, for ever, subject to the payment of an annuity of 2, part of the 7 annuity for Mary Small, if she is then living.
To brother in law, Thomas Small, 5 for mourning.
To nieces, Sarah and Hannah Hills, 250 each.
To nephew, George Wells, 200.
To kinsman, John Lynch, son of James Lynch of Aylesford, Carpenter, 40 at 25 years of age.
   After payment of her debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, the residue of ready money, securities for money, household goods, furniture, goods, chattels and personal estate , rights, credits and effects, to sister, Ann Hills, her executor.
   Signs will with her mark.
   Witnesses: Bonham Hayes, Thomas Hone and Thomas Baker
  
Proved 29th January 1790

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 27th December 1791
Ann Hills, Widow.
   Her real estate to Andrew Hawes Dyne of West Malling, Gentleman and all her money and securities for money, goods, chattels and personal estate, upon trust, to sell and invest the proceeds in Real or Parliamentary Funds, and , from time to time, to receive the income and call in the money and transfer it to her daughter, Hannah Hills, whether she is single or married ............................
   She appoints Andrew Hawes Dyne and Hannah Hills executors.
   She signs the will with her mark.
   Witnesses: David Shearman of Cobham, Thomas Gill, Victualler of Cobham and Thomas Albury, Servant to Mr Dyne of Town Malling
   Proved 27th January 1796

49.   Headstone   (Section B)

This
grave contains the Body of
ELIZABETH Wife of
LEWIS GILBERT
She died May 11th 1836
in the 42nd Year of her Age
Also of
ANN his second wife
who died January 29th 1858
Aged 58 Years
Also the above
Mr LEWIS GILBERT
who died November 13th 1858
Aged 60 Years
Also of
MARY ELIZA GILBERT
Daughter in law of the above
who died July 7th 1862
Aged 24 Years
Little FLOY
who died Match 22nd 1874
(ERNEST? Under 1 year)

50.   Headstone   (Section A)

In
Memory of
MARY
Daughter of
GEORGE & MARY GILBERT
of this Parish
who died August 6th 1846
Aged 29 Years
Also MARY Wife of
GEORGE GILBERT
who died August 7th 1846
Aged Years
Also the above
GEORGE GILBERT
who died October 11th 1851
Aged 60 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 21st December 1850
George Gilbert, Widower.
   Executor to pay his debts and funeral costs and erect a decent headstone and footstone to his memory.
   To son, George, 2 out of the 5 which he has lent him, the remaining 3 to be returned to his executor, to dispose of as follows.
   To son, William, his watch; to daughter, Jane Saunders, his bed; to grand daughter, Miriam Saunders, his writing desk and it's contents.
   Rest and residue of his property to be shared equally between his sons and daughter.
   He appoints Charles Saunders, Schoolmaster of Cobham, executor.
   Signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Jesse Hayles and Alfred Light
  
Proved 5th November 1851

GISBORNE see BLIGH

51.   Headstone, decorated with carvings of Carpentry Tools   (Section C)


Richard GANSDEN 1760

To the Memory of
RICHARD GRANSDEN of this Parish
Carpenter who died 13th May 1760
Aged 72 Years

There is an Archdeaconry Court of Rochester administration document of Gransden, but no will.

52.   Headstone  The Grover headstones in Section B


Joseph Humphrey GROVER 1804

Sacred to the Memory of
JOSEPH HUMPHREY GROVER
of this Parish who departed this life
January 26th 1804 Aged 40 Years
Here also lieth interred the mortal remains of
ANN GRANT Relict of the above
JOSEPH HUMPHREY GROVER
who departed this life April 13th 1840
in the 73rd Year of her Age
Here also are interred the remains of
EMMA SOPHIA the infant Daughter of
EDWARD BODMAN & HARRIET SAVAGE
and Grand Daughter of the above
who departed this life January 30th 1838
Aged thirteen Months

Rochester Court Will Dated 12th July 1803
Joseph Humphrey Grover, Grocer.
He is very weak in body.
He appoints his wife, Ann, executor and leaves her all his money, stock in trade, household goods and debts owing, a house, blacksmith's forge and garden in Hadlow, occupied by John Grover.
Witnesses: John Shaw, Richard Lathbury and Samuel Colllis.
Proved 28th March 1804. Value of goods, chattels and credits, less than 600

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th August 1835
Ann Grover, Widow.
   Appoints son, Thomas of Brixton, Linen Draper and friend, Thomas George Pym and William Grover, both of West Malling, Gentlemen, executors.
   Her two houses, for some years, used as one dwelling, in Cobham, in her own occupation and all other real estate, to son Thomas, for ever, but subject to the payment of 500 into the residuary of her personal estate. Thomas shall allow his sister, Caroline Grover to reside in the house, for life, so long as she remains single, if she desires to do so. She to pay Thomas 15 per annum rent.
   If Caroline is still single at testator's death, and desires to take over her mother's business, as Shopkeeper, then the executors will make an accurate inventory and valuation of her stock in trade, fixtures and effects of the business and Caroline to pay the valuation. But if Caroline is married at time of testator's death, or she declines the business, the executors to sell the stock, fixtures and effects.
   Her ready money, securities for money, household goods and implements, debts, goods, chattels and personal estate, to her executors, upon trust, they to accumulate all money and after paying her debts, funeral and probate costs, pay one sixth to daughter, Sarah Ann; one sixth to daughter, Mary, wife of Alexander Grover; one sixth to daughter, Harriet, wife of Edward Savage; one sixth to daughter, Hannah, wife of Glover Mungeam; one sixth to daughter, Caroline; one sixth, upon trust, to be placed out at interest and income paid to daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Bradbear, for life, free from any interference of her husband.
   After daughter, Elizabeth's death, upon trust, the principal trust to be transferred to nieces, Mary and Ann Bradbear, daughters of Elizabeth Bradbear, equally shared. If either died in the lifetime of their mother leaving lawful born children, their legacy to their child/children, equally shared, if more than one. If one dies in their mother's lifetime, leaving no children, the surviving sister to have her share. If both die in their mother's lifetime, leaving no children, they their legacies to testator's children, equally shared. The legacy of any who die, leaving children, then to those children at 21 years of age.
   Witnesses: Henry Dashwood of Cobham, Victualler, Thomas Baker of Cobham, Wheelwright and William Broad of Cobham, Butcher.

Codicil 8th March 1837
She revokes the appointment of Thomas Pym and William Grover as executors and the charge of 500 to have been paid by son Thomas.
   She appoints her brother, Thomas Crocker of 50 George Street, Portman Square and daughter, Sarah Ann Grover, executors and trustees with son Thomas.
   All her ready money, securities for money, household goods and implements, debts, goods, chattels and personal estate, to her trustees, upon trust.
   Son, Thomas to make good to her personal estate, a certain debt of 500, which he owes her, for which, she holds a promissory note, dated 30th October 1836, or whatever remains due at her death.
The rest of the will stands.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Solicitor, Gravesend, James Furrell, 66 Pitman Terrace, Gravesend and Frederick B. Anderson of King Street, Gravesend.
   Proved 4th May 1840

53.   Headstone, adjacent to 53   {Section B)

Sacred to the Memory
of
KATHERINE AMELIA GROVER
A Native of Baltimore, Maryland,
United States of America
and youngest Daughter of
ALEXANDER and MARY GROVER
formerly of this County
who died at Baltimore May 8th 1836
Aged 8 Years and 8 Months
Her Remains were brought to this place
and re-interred May 23rd 18[   ]?
by her Affectionate Parents
(Obscure Verses)
Also MARY GROVER
Born Oct 9th 1793? died April 9th 1[   ]
(Obscure Verses)

54.   Headstone   (Section A)


George GUNNING 1771

In Memory of
GEORGE GUNNING
Son of
ROBERT & ELIZABETH GUNNING
of this Parish
who died September 6th 1771
Aged 15 Years
(Obscure Verses)

GUNNNG see COMPORT

GUNNING see HAYES (Interior)

GUNNING see JOY

55.   Ledger on Brick Base   (Section B)


Anthony HARMAN 1845

Sacred
to the Memory
of
Mr ANTHONY HARMAN Esq
of Croydon, Surrey
who died
1st January 1845
in the 85th Year
of his Age
Also
of ELIZABETH
Wife of the above
who died
20th October 1852
in the 81st Year
of her Age

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will
Anthony Harman, of Croydon, Esquire.
First, his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   To his wife, Elizabeth, 200; to Thomas Wate of Tunbridge, his Clerk, 50; to William Fisher and his sister, Henrietta Fisher and Mrs Husband, 100 each; also to William Fisher, 100, upon trust, to pay, as he thinks fir, for his sister, Mrs Vaughan or her children.
   All household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china, equally shared between his wife and daughter Mary Harman.
   All his? , brewing utensils, casks, vats, fixtures, horses, drays, carts and other things belonging to his brewery at Croydon, equally between his sons, Thomas and Henry and 1000 shares in the Land Investment Company at Gravesend, his 20 Steam Boat shares, 20 shares in the [             ] Literary Institute at Gravesend, 20 shares in the New Zealand Company, 705 of shares in the Tolls of the Reigate Road , his shares in the Terrace Gardens at Gravesend and all other shares in any other company.
   His leasehold house, lands, money, securities for money, debts, rest and residue of his personal estate, to Edward Henry Rickards and Samuel Walker of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Gentlemen, upon trust, they to sell the leasehold estates and get in all debts owed. After paying his debts, funeral and probate charges, they to divide the funds left into two equal parts; one part for his son Thomas, the other part to son Henry.
   All his copyhold and customary houses and land, (subject to any mortgages) to son Thomas.
   His freehold houses and lands, upon trust, from one half, the rents to be paid to son, Thomas, for life and after his death, upon trust for his children, towards their maintenance and education or as directed by their father's will.
   From the other half of the property, his daughter, Elizabeth Becket to have the rents for life and after her death, in trust, for her children, then living.
   Son Thomas can, by his will, leave his half share to "any woman, who may become his widow" for life, upon trust, and pay them to son Henry, for life. After his death, upon trust, for his children, if there are no children, living, Henry can nominate his widow to receive the rents for life.
   All his freeholds are charge with the payment of an annuity of 300 to his daughter, Mary.
   He appoints Edmund Walker, Esquire of the Exchequer Office, Lincoln's Inn, Thomas Becket of Gravesend, Esquire and Reverend Thomas Harman, executors.
   Witnesses: Edward Westall of Croydon, Surgeon and T. W. J. Rivers of Croydon, Grocer.
   Proved 11th March 1845.Power reserved to Edmund Walker and Thomas Becket

Harman owned the Croydon Brewery, (in the High Street), from 1798 to 1845. The brewery had been founded in 1586. (The Brewing History: A Guide to Historical Records).
   He was also involved in banking, in partnership with Thomas Tait, at Croydon, Reigate and Westerham. The partnership was dissolved in 1817.

56.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Loving Memory of
THOMAS HEAVER
born November 15th 1856
died September 8th 1890
"He is not Dead but Sleepeth"
HENRY ACCLETON
Augt. 8Th 1912 Aged 66

1881 Census, Thomas Heaver lived at Battle Street, Cobham with his parents and was a Domestic Coachman. A Henry Accleton was at Henhurst, Cobham, Agricultural Labourer

Probate Registry Index
Henry Accleton, late of the Cock Inn, Luddesdowne, Licensed Victualler, died there; administration to his widow, Catherine, value of estate, 222 14s 6d

57.   Chest Tomb, topped with a stone Corn Sheaf. This monument is rather disconcerting, appearing to 
        be in a  very new condition because of the Trust vested in Gravesend Corporation,
which they fulfil by
       
maintaining the structure and inscriptions. (Section A)


Elizabeth HAYES 1762

South Side
In Hope of a Happy Resurrection thro Jesus Christ
Here Rests the Dust of ELIZABETH HAYES
Daughter of JOHN HAYES and ELIZABETH his Wife
She died the 13th day of September 1762 Aged 31 Years
BONHAM HAYES Esq
died 22nd June 1795
Aged 72 Years

North Side
In Hope of a Happy Resurrection thro Jesus Christ
Here Rests the Dust of RICHARD HAYES
Son of BONHAM HAYES and HESTER his Wife
He died the 12th day of May 1790 Aged 65 Years

Inscription from this tomb, recorded by Ralph Arnold in
A Yeoman of Kent, 1949, not found.

This Vault the Burial Place of
the family of Hayes
of Owletts in this Parish
was erected in the year of our Lord
1763 with the consent of the
Churchwardens, Parishioners and
Inhabitants of this Parish
Assembled in Vestry
December 23rd 1762.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 16th March 1789
Richard Hayes, Esquire
To his cousin, Rebecca? Long, Spinster, an annuity of 50, for life; to cousin, William Hayes, an annuity of 20, for life; to Judith Lithgow , Widow of Ratcliffe Highway, Middlesex, an annuity of 10, for life, to her daughter, Elizabeth Lithgow, now a servant to his family, an annuity of 20, for life, if she continues in service with him and his sister, Elizabeth. These annuities are charged on his real estate and are to be paid in quarterly payments. If any are more than 28 days late, his legatees can distrain the properties until payment is made.
   Subject to these annuities, he gives his real estate to his good friend, George Gunning of Frindsbury, Esquire and Philip Boghurst the Younger of Frindsbury, Gentleman, upon trust; they to allow his sister, Elizabeth, to have the rents for life; after her death, upon trust, to sell. they to hold the proceeds, upon trust, and pay one seventh to cousin, John Butler the Younger of Deal, Grazier; Thomas Butler of Dover, Shopkeeper and Elizabeth Butler of Deal, Spinster, son and daughter of his late cousin, Thomas Butler of Deal, Mariner.
   The residue, in equal shares to cousins, Rebecca? Long, William Hayes, Catherine Martin, Widow of [         ], John Butler the Elder of Deal, Elizabeth Butler of Deal, sister of John Butler the Elder and Elizabeth Claringbold of Deal, Widow.
   To his trustees, 25 guineas each, as a small acknowledgement for their trouble.
   To brother, Bonham Hayes, Rebecca Long, William Hayes, Catherine Martin, John Butler, Elizabeth Butler and Elizabeth Claringbold, 10 each for mourning and a ring of 1 guinea value.
   To his late schoolmates, Robert Alexander of Strood, John Boghurst of Strood, Richard Lathbury of Cobham College, Richard Russell of Strood, Tallow Chandler, Richard Peachy of Strood, Shoe Maker and Richard Ackland, Master Rope Maker of Woolwich Dockyard, also the officiating Curate of Cobham, at the time of his death, a ring each, of the value of 1 guinea.
   To tenants, John Bills, William Child, Widow Rich, if they are his tenants at his death, a ring each of 1 guinea value. To his other tenants at his death, and all labourers being house keepers in Cobham, in his service, the Parish Clerk of Cobham, at that time, a great coat each, not exceeding the value of 30 shillings.
   His executors to lay out 20 shillings in bread for the poor of Cobham, at or soon after his death.
   For the poor of Cobham, being householders and not receiving relief from the parish, 80, which is to be invested at interest by his trustees for the benefit of the poor.
   Rest and residue of ready money, securities for money, goods, chattels, furniture, farming business, chattels and personal estate, after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid to his sister, Elizabeth Hayes, she is his executor.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, Junior, D. B. Lewis and William Gifford.
   Proved 13th May 1790

Richard Hayes, the surviving parts of his diary and the Hayes family, are the subject of Ralph Arnold's book, A Yeoman of Kent, published by Constable, 1949

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 26th March 1795
Bonham Hayes of Deal, Esquire.
   His 2 houses in Cobham, occupied by William Luck and John Gooden, to his housekeeper, Mary Hills, for life and after her death, to his first cousin, John Butler, for ever.
   His 2 houses and a shop in Cobham, which he purchased from William Marriott?, and cousin William Hayes, occupied by John Lathbury and William Hills, to George Cooper, Esquire, the present Mayor, Henry Thaines Rogers, Esquire, the present Justice of the Peace and John Evans and John Mills Evans, the present Town Clerk of Gravesend and Milton and their heirs, upon trust, that out of the rents and profits, they keeping the properties in repair, they to keep clean his family tomb in the churchyard of Cobham. From time to time, they shall on the same day in May repair to Cobham to inspect and clean the tomb, they are to have 1 guinea each, from the properties, for their trouble. Any surplus, upon trust, to be shared between 6 poor widows of Cobham, not receiving alms from the parish, as they think proper.
   His houses, buildings and land at Deal, in his own occupation, to cousin, James Claringbold of Deal, for ever; to Mary Hills an annuity of 30 for life, charged on his real estate at Swanscombe.
   All his real estate in Swanscombe to cousin John Butler, upon trust, to sell and pay his debts, funeral and probate costs. Rest and revenue of real estate, to John Butler, for ever.
   To Elizabeth Hayes and cousin Rebecca Yeames? Long, 1 guinea each, for a ring; to cousin Elizabeth Claringbold of Deal, Widow, 200; to John Claringbod, 200, upon condition that he shall permit his cousin John Butler to reside in the property given to him, rent free. If Claringbold refuses, then he revokes the 200 legacy, which will go into the residuary of his personal estate
   To cousin Elizabeth Ashington, wife of Ralph Ashington and her brother John Butler, 100 each; to cousin, Thomas Butler, brother of Elizabeth Ashington, 200; to Richard Ladd Eames of Deal, Pilot, 100; to his house keeper Mary Hills, 100; to his servant Frances Woodcock, if with him at his death, 10; to Elizabeth Harwood, Hester Harwood and John Sp????, children of his late cousin Rebecca Butler, 10 each.
   Residue of ready money, securities for money,debts, plate, household goods, furniture, linen, goods, chattels and personal estate, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to his first cousin, John Butler, absolutely. John Butler is his executor.
   Witnesses: John Cannon, J. Whitaker and John May
  
Proved 27th July 1795

58.   Headstone   (Section B)

To
the Memory of
LYDIA Wife of WILLIAM HERBERT
of this Parish
who died 7th Sept. 1810 Aged 61 Years
"Oh, Cruel Death, who would not Spare,
A Loving Wife and Friend Sincere,
Took Her away left me behind,
The World to try a Friend to find"
Also the above
WILLIAM HERBERT
who died 5th March 1827 Aged 82 Years

59.   Headstone   (Section E)

In
Loving
Memory of
CAROLINE MARY HILL
born 26th August 1864
died 20th September 1899
ANN VOCKINS
died 26th February 1909
Aged 73 Years
ELIZABETH HILL
died 28th October 1909
Aged 72 Years

Principal Probate Registry Index
Ann Vockins of Cobham, Spinster, administration to Robert Jeremiah Gowar, Licensed Victualler, effects 279 2s 3d. In the 1881 Census, Ann Vockins is a Servant at Meadow House, Cobham, to the Dawson family.
Elizabeth Hill was from Batt's Farm House.

60.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of THOMAS HILLS
late of the Parish of Strood
who died October the 1st? 1764
Aged [   ] Years

61.   Headstone   (Section C)

To the Memory of
ELIZABETH Wife of THOMAS
HILLS
of this Parish who departed this
life the 18th day of November 1791
Aged 61? Years
Also the aforesaid THOMAS HILLS
[49] Years Clerk of this Parish
who died the 12th of February 1810
Aged 83 Years

Also JACOB Son of the above
who died 28th? Of October 17[   ]
Aged 21? Years

The Register states that Hills was Parish Clerk, nearly 50 years.

HILLS see FRANCKLYN

HILLS see TODD

62.   Very eroded, pale stone Bust of a man, set into the North Wall of the church, (Section C). 
        Inscription from John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769


Robert HOLTE 1503

Of y[our] [chari]te [pray] for the
soulle of ROBERT HOLTE
the which dyed the XIII day of
September A.M. V III [on whose]
solle Jesu have me[rcy]

(Holte died 1503)

HONTINE see TILL

63.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to
the Memory of
MARIA ANN Wife of
JAMES HOWE
who departed this life
the 28th of March 1834
Aged 36 Years
"While Sorrowing o'er this grave I bend,
Which covers all that was my Friend,
My Saviour marks the tears I shed,
For Jesus wept o'er Lazarus dead"

64.   Headstone   (Section A)

JOHN HUGGENS of
this Parish who departed this life
the 22nd of August 1799
Aged 63? Years
Also ELIZABETH Wife of
JOHN HUGGENS
who departed this life
the [   ] of August [1817]
Aged 64 Years

Elizabeth Huggins died in Greenwich

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd May 1793
John Huggins, Butcher.
   He appoints his wife, Elizabeth, cousin James Hulkes and brother in law, Thomas Shearly, executors.
   James Hulkes of Strood, Baker, his late uncle, bequeathed , by his will, dated 4th July 1776, the dividends and profits of the rest and residue of his ready money, debts, plate, linen, woollen, pewter, brass, beds, bedding, household stuff and implements, goods, chattels and personal estate, to his wife, Ann, for her lifetime. After her death, then to his nephews and nieces, children of his brother, Thomas Hulkes and his sisters, Ann Hurt and Elizabeth Huggins, in equal shares.
   The testator, John Huggins, will be entitled, on the death of his aunt Ann Hulkes, to a share of his uncle's personal estate. If he dies before his aunt, his executors to pay his widow, his share of the bequest.
   All his stock in trade, ready money, plate, linen, woollen, pewter, brass, beds, bedding, household stuff and implements, goods, chattels and personal estate, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his wife, Elizabeth.
   Witnesses: R. Hurt and Thomas Marson, Attorney, of Strood.
   Proved 3rd May 1799

HUGGINS see STOCKER

HUMPHREY see BRADBEAR

65.   Headstone   (Section C)


Thomas JOHNSON 1752

Thomas Johnson, died 1752, left, Thomas Johnson, died 
1806, right, the 1806 inscription is on the west side of the headstone.

In Memory of
Mr THOMAS JOHNSON Senr
of this Parish departed this life
the [   ] of January 1752 Aged 84 Years
ELEANOR his Wife departed this
life the 1st of January 1752
Aged 74 Years

66.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
[ANN Wife of]?
WILLIAM JOHNSON
who departed this life [February]
[    ] 1762 Aged 67 Years
Also of the above WILLIAM JOHNSON
who departed this life March 11th
1785 Aged 76? Years

67.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Right Side

In Memory of
SARAH Wife of
THOMAS JOHNSON
of this Parish who
died [   ] Feb 17[70]
Aged 65 Years
Left Side

In Memory of
THOMAS JOHNSON
departed this life
the 14th of March 1780
Aged 72 Years

68.   Headstone   (Section C)

In
Memory of THOMAS JOHNSON
who departed this life February [   ]
1796 Aged 66 Years
Also SARAH Wife of the above
THOMAS JOHNSON
who departed this life November 21st
1788 Aged 55 Years

69.   Headstone   (Section C, next to No, 65)

In
Memory of Mr THOMAS JOHNSON Junr
of the City of Rochester
who departed this life Nov 23rd 1806
Aged 55? Years
Also JUDITH Relict of the above
Mr THOMAS JOHNSON
who departed this life January 3rd 1825
Aged [51] Years

Judith Johnson died in Chatham

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th October 1800
Thomas Johnson, otherwise Green, of Rochester, Gardener.
He made a marriage settlement previous to his marriage, he confirms that settlement in every respect.
   He appoints George How of Wouldham, Yeoman and Thomas Johnson of Wrotham Hill, Yeoman, executors; and with his wife, Judith, guardians of his children.
   To Hannah Cook, Spinster, daughter of John Cook of the Crouches, Frindsbury, Labourer, 20.
   To Ann, wife of John Cook, 5.
   To George How and Thomas Johnson, all his money and securities for money, estates, leases, goods, chattels, stock in trade and personal estate, upon trust. They are to call in all debts owed and sell his goods, chattels and part of his personal estate not in the Public Funds; with the proceeds, they to pay his debts and funeral and probate costs. They to stand possessed of the balance and to put in a sufficient sum into the Public Funds to raise 75 annually. If there is not sufficient money they to make it up from money from the sale of his estate.
   They are to pay an annuity of 52, free from tax, to his wife, Judith, for life. They are also to pay an annuity of 20, free from tax, to William Johnson of Cliffe, Labourer, for life, 5 of this is bequeathed in obedience to the verbal desire of his late father, Thomas Johnson, Senior.
   Also an annuity of 5 to Ann Cook, free from tax, for life, also the desire of his late father.
   Rest and residue, to be paid to his sons and daughters in equal amounts at 21 years of age or day of marriage for daughters, if sooner, sums not to exceed 200. His daughters marriages to be approved by their guardians. If any daughter marries under 21, without consent, their share will not be payable until she is 21.
   If any son is under 21 and any daughter under 21 and unmarried at his death, the trustees will invest the money in the Public Funds and share the income as they think fit among his children, towards their maintenance and education. If any daughter dies before she is 21 and unmarried or any son dies before 21 years, with no issue, their share to be equally distributed to their siblings.
   If any of his children die leaving issue, then their share to be inherited by those children.
   If all his children died leaving no issue before they inherit, then from failure of such issue and after the death of William Johnson and failure of his issue, an annuity of 15, free from tax, to be paid to Thomas Johnson, son of William Johnson, for life.
   His personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to his trustees, upon trust, the annual interest from his Government Funds, after payment of annuities, to his wife, for life. After her death and failure of issue to inherit and after setting aside a sum to pay the annuities, to George How and Thomas Johnson.
   Witnesses: E. S. Twopenny and John Sharp
  
Proved 11th December 1806

Note in margin 10th March 1853
Will was not administered by How or Johnson, executors and residuary legatees. Administration granted to William Johnson one of the lawful children of the deceased and a residuary legatee.

70.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
RICHARD JONES
who departed this life
the 27th? Of November 18[   ]
Aged 58 Years

71.   Double Headstone   (Section A)


Thomas JOY 1779

Left Side

[In Memory of]
THOMAS JOY
[of the City of Rochester?]
who died Novr 9th 1779
Aged 47? Years
(Eroded Verses?)
Right Side

In Memory of
MARY JOY
[his] Wife
late Wife of
GEORGE GUNNING
who died Jan [   ] 1776
Aged 44? Years

Rochester Court Will Dated 27th October 1779
Thomas Joy, of Rochester, Corn Factor.
   To his brother, Jeffery, "50, as follows, 100 within one months of his death, 100 within six months and 50 within one year. Also to Jeffery, his silver watch, his clothes chest, all his clothes.
   All money and securities for money, debts owed, household goods, chattels, stock in trade and personal estate, after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his wife, Dorothy, she is his executor.
   Witnesses: Charles Turner and Thomas Sparks, Attorney of Rochester.
   Proved 22nd November 1779

72.   Headstone   (Section D)

To the Memory of
WILLIAM KILLENBACK
died March 17th 1876
Aged 65 Years
Also of JANE his Wife
died March 4th 1877
Aged 63 Years
"They Rest from their Labours"

73.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
RICHARD KNIGHT
late of Halling, Yeoman
who died Jan 8th 1802
Aged 65 Years
Left issue two Sons
THOMAS and RICHARD
Also ANN Wife of the above
died 4th Sept 1813 Aged 73 Years

74.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred to the Memory of
ANN LATHBURY
who died May 14th 1831
Aged 72 Years
"From Tedious Sickness, Grief and Pain,
Kind Death hath set me Free,
That now, O Christ I may obtain,
Eternal Life with Thee"
Also JOHN LATHBURY
Husband of the above
who died April 9th 1839
Aged 79 Years

75.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
SARAH Wife of WILLIAM LENHAM
who died Sept 18th 1768 Aged [?]
Also WILLIAM LENHAM [Husband]
of the above who died Augt [   ] 1775 Aged 75 Years
Also WILLIAM [Son of the above]
[who died Augt [  ] 1775 Aged [?] Years]

76.   Cross on Pedestals   (Section C)

In Loving Memory
of
ERNEST ARCHIBALD LEVITT
born Jan 7th 1896
died June 8th 1897
and FRANCES WINIFRED ANDERSON
born Augt 31st 1885?
died June 1st 1893

77.   Headstone   (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH LITCHFIELD
who died much regretted
July 23rd 1853 Aged 69 Years
"For I know that my Redeemer Liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day,
upon the earth, and though worms destroy
this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God"

1851 Census, wife of Stephen Litchfield, a Grocer at Islingham, Frindsbury.

78.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
FRANCIS MAYALL MALLALIEU
formerly of Manchester
who died December 6th 1848
Aged 44 Years
"Faithful is he that calleth you also
will do it" 1st Thessalonians
Chap 3 Verse 2

79.   Headstone   (Section E)

ELIZA
MANNERING
July 28th 1885
Aged 45
GEORGE MANNERING
Feby. 21St 1905
Aged 71

1881 Census, of Cobham Street, Carpenter

80.   Low Headstone, partly buried   (Section C)

In Memory of
ELIZABETH MAPLESDEN
late of the Parish of Shorne
who died [   ] Feby 1767
Aged 76 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th February 1767
Elizabeth Maplesden, Spinster of Shorne.
Desires to be buried at Cobham.
   To her brother, George, 10 with a guinea for ring; to Mrs Elizabeth Carter?, 10 with a guinea for a ring and a pair of silver tea tongs, marked E.M. ; to Thomas Noakes, Senior, 10 and all her household goods; to Mary his wife, 5 and all her clothes; to Thomas, William, Mary, Richard Jarvis and Robert Noakes, children of Thomas Noakes, Senior, 10 each at 21 years of age, if any of them die while minors, their legacy to the survivors, equally shared at 21.
   To Rachel, wife of Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne, Gentleman, 5; to Jarvis Maplesden, and Rachel, his wife, Mary Ann and Charlotte, their children, Mr William Pemble and his wife, Rachel, Mr Jarvis Maplesden of Town Malling, and his wife; Captain Jarvis Maplesden and Mrs Catherine French ??? and Elizabeth, wife of William Jones of Shorne, a gold ring, of one guinea value, to each of them, to wear in remembrance of her.
To Rachel wife of William Pemble, her chased silver snuff box.
   Rest and residue of ready money, securities for money, debts, goods, chattels and personal estate to Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne, Gentleman, who is her executor.
   Witnesses: James Dy and George Geats ?
   Proved 8th April 1767

MARSHALL see BATT

81.   Tablet, once in the outside wall of the Porch, from Thorpe's transcription, not present today.

Here lyeth Dam[e] ? MARYL sumtyme Wife
of JOHN MATHEW, Citizen and Merchant
Tayler of London [                                  ]

82.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Left Side

In Memory
of NICHOLAS
MIDDLETON
, Yeo
of this Parish who
died May 29th 1760
Aged 60? Years
Right Side

In Memory of
ELIZABETH his
Wife died June 5th ? 17[4]2
Aged 36? Years

Rochester Court Will Dated 12th June 1759
This will is of Nicholas Middleton, Blacksmith, but the date of death in the probate note is the same as on the headstone, so, although the headstone records him as a Yeoman, it seems this is the same man. He is mentioned in Richard Hayes diary.

Nicholas Middleton, Blacksmith.
He appoints his sons, Thomas and William, executors.
To his wife, Mary, 40 and furniture of the best room of his house, with 3 pairs of sheets.
   To daughter, Elizabeth, Middleton, and her child, 30; to daughter, Mary Baker, wife of James Baker, 20; to son John, 10 and to son Edward, 20 and all his clothes.
   After payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, the residue of his personal estate, to his sons and executors, Thomas and William, absolutely.
Signs will with his mark.
Witnesses: John Savage, George Gunning and James Asser
Proved 3rd June 1760

83.   Eroded Headstone   (Section B)

[                      ]
SARAH Wife of ROBERT MONK of this Parish
She died on the [   ] of March 17[8]7
[                      ]
[Rest eroded, probably their children who died at Cobham]

84.   Eroded Headstone, close to above   (Section B)

[                             ]
ROBERT MONK
[of the Parish of Hartley ?]
[who departed this life]
[the] [2]0th [of] [February] 1817
[Aged 63 Years]
(Gap)
[Also]
MERCY MONK Wife of the above
who departed this life
the 23rd of May 1829
aged 77 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated15th October 1815
Robert Monk of Hartley, Farmer.
First, all debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   To his wife, Mercy, 50 and such of his household furniture she chooses, to the value of 100, according to a fair appraisal, but if she wants the 100 in lieu, he grants this to her.
   She can share the free use and occupation of the best chamber and best parlour in his dwelling house at Hartley, for the remainder of the lease, rent free, as long as she remains his widow and chooses to do so. She, her servants and friends to have free passage through the parlour and kitchen and to and from her apartments.
   To Owen Parsons of Hartley, husband of his niece, Sarah Moyce Parsons and John Cooper of Fawkham, Farmer, 2,500 Navy 5% Annuities and 500 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities, upon trust, they to pay his wife, Mercy the interest earned, for life, any future husband to have no rights or control of this income.
   After her death, trustees to pay his wife's niece, Elizabeth French, wife of Thomas French, (she was formerly Elizabeth Parsons, Spinster), interest for life from 400 part of the Navy Annuities, her husband to have no rights or control over this income. After her death, trustees will transfer the 400 Annuities to her children, as directed by her will; in default of such direction, trustees to share the annuities equally among her children; if she leaves no children, then the annuities to his great niece, Sarah Parsons, daughter of niece Sarah Moyse Parsons. If Sarah Parsons is dead, leaving children, the annuities to be shared equally between them. If she leaves no children, the annuities go to Sarah Moyse Parsons, if living but if dead, then equally shared between her children.
   After his wife's death, trustees to pay dividends from 2,050, part of the Navy Annuities, to Lucy French, wife of his brother in law, William French, independent of her husband. After her death, the annuities to be equally divided between Thomas, William, Robert, David and Harriet French, her children; if any are dead, that parent's share to their children.
   To William Parsons, son of William Parsons, late of Farningham, deceased, 100 of 5% Navy Annuities, on the death of testator's wife, at 21 years of age. While he is a minor, the interest to be used for his benefit, if he dies before then, the Navy Annuities to the children of Owen Parsons.
   To Sarah Parsons, infant daughter of Sarah Moyce Parsons and Owen Parsons, 500 of the Navy Annuities, when she is 21, in the meantime, interest earned for her benefit. If she dies before she is 21, leaving lawful children, then that child or children, they to receive the benefit; if she leaves no children, then the annuities equally shared by the children of Sarah Moyce Parsons.
   To Elizabeth Parsons, infant sister of Sarah, 500 Navy Annuities, as for Sarah.
   After the death of his wife, trustees to pay interest from 300 5% Navy Annuities to niece, Sarah Moyce Parsons, for life. After the death of his wife and Sarah Moyce Parsons, the annuities to Sarah Parsons at 21 years of age. In the meantime interest to be accumulated. If Sarah dies in his wife's lifetime, leaving lawful children, then after his wife's death trustees to transfer the annuities to her children. If she dies leaving no children, then the annuities equally shared by the children of Sarah Moyce Parsons.
   The residue of the 2,500 Navy Annuities go into the residue of his personal estate and after his wife's death trustees to pay interest from 500 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities to Sarah Moyce Parsons, for life. After her death, to whom she directs by her will. In default, then to be shared equally between her children; if she leaves no children, then to her next of kin. He empowers Sarah Moyce Parsons to make her will disposing of the annuities; she can give this to one or more of her children for their advancement in the world.
   Interest from 300 part of 2,500 5% Annuities in the Bank of England, to Elizabeth French; after her death, then to her children, as directed by her will; in default, then equally shred by her children; if she leaves no children,the 300 annuities to niece, Sarah Moyce Parsons, id she is 21, if not 21, the interest to accumulate . If she dies in the lifetime of Elizabeth French, leaving lawful children, then will transfer the annuities to those children; if she leaves no children, then after the death of Elizabeth French, the interest to Sarah Moyce Parsons, for life and after her death, to her children.
   If he is not possessed of the 2,500, 500 and 300 annuities at his death, he gives the trustees, so much money to make up these sums..
   Some time ago he purchased from David Read, half of a freehold estate of 3 cottages and land at Shorne Ridgeway, his nephew in law purchased the other half, he gives his half to Thomas French, for ever.
   To his sister, Margaret Sharp and friend James Sharp, her husband, 50 for mourning.
To his sister in law, Ann Monk, Widow, 50 for mourning and to brother in law, William French and Lucy, his wife, 50 for mourning; 50 for mourning also to brother in law, William Parsons and Ann his wife.
   Subject to the payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, his leasehold farm of New House at Hartley and live and dead stock, crops, implements and the remainder of his real and personal estate, to Owen Parsons, for ever, Owen Parsons is his executor.
   Witnesses: Philip Pinden, John Asciter and James Sharp.
   Proved 21st March 1817

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th September 1825
Mercy Monk, of Hartley, Widow.
   All, of her estate, to niece, Elizabeth French, widow of Thomas French, late of Shorne.
Her funeral to be in the same manner as that of her late husband; she is to be buried in Cobham Churchyard, as near as possible to his remains.
   She appoints Elizabeth French her executor.
   Witnesses: William French and David French
  
Proved 14th August 1829

85.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN MORRAD
died Sept. 29th 1867
Aged 66 Years
Also of
SARAH ELIZABETH
Wife of the above
who died August 13th 1868
Aged 78Years

86.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory of
HANNAH MORRAD
of this Parish
who died January 27th 1868
Aged 38 Years
Also GEORGE MORRAD
Father of the above
who died 22nd May 1859 Aged 76 Years
Also MARY his Wife
who died 23rd April 1859 Aged 76 Years
(Eroded Verses)

87.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Loving Memory of
MARY ANN PACKMAN
the beloved Daughter of
EDWARD & MARIA PACKMAN
born [      ] 1842
died Nov [   ] 1889
"[She i]s not Dead but Sleepeth"
Also CORDELIA BROWN
Sister of the above
who died September 13th 1890
in her [2]5th Year
"[In Life] we are in Death but of whom,
[                      ] thee O Lord"

88.   Headstone   (Section C)

In
Loving Memory
of
EMILY PANKHURST
who died April 27th 1893 Aged 21
+
"Rejoice in the Lord"
"He is our Peace"
Also
MARIA PANKHURST
who died November 19th 1906 Aged 68
And
WILLIAM PANKHURST
who died June 12th 1924 Aged 86

1881 Census, William Pankhurst, of Knight's Place, Domestic Groom.

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Pankhurst of Knights' Place, administration to Ada Mary Marsh, Widow, effects, 350 12s 5d

89.   Headstone   (Section B)

Sacred
to
the Memory of
MARY ANN Wife of
THOMAS PEALL of this Parish
who departed this life
the 13th of September 1821
Aged 35 Years
Also the above THOMAS PEALL
who departed this life
the 1st of March 1825
Aged 36 Years
Also ELIZABETH ANN Wife of
HENRY DASHWOOD
who died [        ] [1838] Aged 41 ? Years
Also ELIZABETH second Wife of
HENRY DASHWOOD
who died 18th December [1848] [Aged] [60] Years

Henry Dashwood was Landlord of the Leather Bottle Inn for many years

PREBBLE see COMPORT

90.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred to the Memory
of
HARRIET
Wife of JAMES PYE
born April 5th 1832 died Sept 16th 1878
"He hath done all things well"
Also of
JAMES PYE
their infant Son
born Nov 2nd 1863 died Feb 11th 1864
"He shall gather the lambs with his arms,
[                               his Bosom"
And of JAMES PYE
born [ ] 22nd 1829 died Dec 16th 1911
[Also his] Daughter
ANNIE PYE
born Nov 25th 1854 died Feb 7th 1930

Principal Probate Registry Index
James Pye, (Farmer), of Knights' Place, died 15th December?, administration to Frances Harriet Pye, Spinster, William Pye, Farmer, Harold John Adams, Gentleman and Ada Mary Marsh, Widow, (see William Pankhurst), effects 47,755 13s, re-sworn, 48,058 18s 6d.

In the 1881 Census, James Pye farmed 2,500 acres at Knights' Place, employing 88 men, 22 boys and 2 women.

91.   Headstone   (Section C)

In Memory
of
MICHAEL RAPLEY
For 27 years a faithful Servant of
W[ILLIAM PEMBLE ] WELLS
of this Parish
He died much regretted
[January or February] 1865
Aged 72 Years
Also of SARAH Wife of the above
who died [on] the [   ] Dec[ember] [1869] ?
Aged [66 Years]
Also JOH[N]
[                            ]
born [                          ]
died No[vember] [    ]
[Flaked away]

1861 Census, of Rookery Farm, Cobham

REDE see FENNER

92.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
MARY REEVES
who died the 5th? Of January 1824
Aged 54 Years

93.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Loving
Memory of
SARAH ROWE
who died March 9th 1893
Aged 83

1881 Census, ? at Crutches Lane, wife of Benjamin Lowe, Labourer.

Principal Probate Registry Index
Sarah Lowe, formerly Odds, Widow, administration to Carey Odds, Spinster, effects, 899 4s 10d

94.   Double Headstone   {Section C)

Left Side
In Memory of
SARAH Wife of
JAMES RUSSELL
who died Oct
the [    ] 1776
Aged 55? Years
Right Side
In Memory of
JAMES RUSSELL
of this Parish
who died August
the 18th? 1783
Aged 64? Years
Lower across the stone
Also in Memory of WILLIAM
Son of JAMES and SARAH RUSSELL
who died [                 ] 17[   ]
Aged 20? Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 16th August 1782
James Russell.
His share in the Capital Joint Stock of Old South Sea Annuities and all money placed by him in the same or Public Stocks, to Richard Fenner of Cobham, Yeoman and John Huggins of Cobham, Butcher, in trust, they are to receive the dividends until his grandson, William Crowhurst is 21.
   They will then transfer the principal sum and interest to his grandsons, James and William Crowhurst, equally shared. If either die before they are 21, the whole to the survivor.
   His son in law, William Crowhurst is in debt to him for 93 6s 8d, he is allowed to retain this money until grand daughter, Sarah Crowhurst is 21, then his executors to call in 50, part of the 93 6s 8d, and pay it to her but if she dies before she is 21, then the 50 goes into his residuary personal estate..
   After payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, the residue of ready money, securities for money, debts, goods, chattels, estate and effects, to his daughter, Sarah, wife of William Crowhurst, for ever.
   Richard Fenner and John Huggins are his executors.
   He signs the will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Catherine Evans and John Evans.
   Proved 25th September 1783

95.   Headstone   (Section A)

In Memory
of
MARY RUSSELL
born December 6th 1813
died January 9th 1875
"Blessed are the Dead which died in the Lord"

96.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

In
Memory
of
SUSANNAH RUSSELL
who died May 31st 1880
(Aged 40 Years)

97.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM SANDERS
who died December 18th 1856
Aged 86 Years
Also MARY Wife of the above
who died May 17th 1855
Aged 80 Years

SAUNDERS see WANSTALL

98.   Double Headstone   (Section C)

Left Side

In Memory of
MARTHA Wife of
JOHN SAVAGE
of this Parish
and Daughter of
Mr JN ADDISON
of the Parish
of Ryarsh
in Kent
died April 13th? 1762
Aged 64? Years
Right Side

In Memory of
JOHN SAVAGE
of this Parish
Yeoman who
departed this
life July 12th? 1778
Aged 76 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 29th March 1774
John Savage, Gentleman.
Desires to be buried near to his late wife and in a frugal and inexpensive manner.
   All his real estate to the heirs of his body, lawfully begotten. In default of such heirs, he gives the use of the parlour and bedchamber in his house and use of the house, in common with the person/persons inheriting, to his wife, Elizabeth.
   He gives his house, in default of his own issue, subject to the rights of his wife, above given, to
his brother in law, James Lance of Ash next Ridley, Yeoman and brother in law, James Wade of Gravesend, Butcher, subject to paying his wife an annuity of 60, for life, out of the property, in lieu of her jointure and marriage settlement.
   They to pay his sister in law?, Mary, wife of John Nordash, an annuity of 10 for life, out of the same property.
   His cousin, Robert Savage, now living with him, shall, for long as he works for his cousin, John Savage, (his executor), in his farming business, in the same way that he now assists the testator, without requiring any wages, except board and lodging; he is to have an annuity of 20 for as long as he lives at the house of his brother, John Savage.
Cousin Richard Savage, brother of John and Robert, to have an annuity of 10, for life; Thomas Savage, another brother of the latter, to have an annuity of 5 for life. If Robert Savage leaves the house of John Savage, he will have a reduced annuity of 12 for life.
   If those receiving the annuities, mortgage or sell them then the bequests are void and go to cousin John Savage, son of the late Richard Savage of West Farleigh by his first wife, whose maiden name was Cooper, for life. The properties held in trust by his trustees for the life of cousin John Savage.
   John Savage to have the rents and profits of the of the estate and after his death, then to John Savage, his son, for life. After his death, then to his first son, lawfully begotten, in default then to the second son and, in default, to the third, and so on. In default, then to his cousin, Robert Savage, son of John Savage, for life and after his death, then as for the previous legatee, in default, to Thomas Savage, the latter's uncle, for life and after his death, as before directed. In default, then to godson, George Nordash, for life and after his death, as before. In default, to his brother, John Nordash, for life and after his death, as before; in default, then to his brother, Thomas Nordash, for life and after his death, then as before; in default, then to his brother, Henry Nordash, for life and after his death, as before. In default, to his brother William Nordash, for life...................................
   He forgives his late wife's nieces Susanna Nordash? , and Margaret Wray of any money, they owe him.
To his wife all linen, pewter, brass, plate, china, furniture and thing she brought with her and were hers before they married.
   If she as any children by him, living at his death, or born afterwards, then all the rest and residue of his personal estate, not already given, after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to such children, equally shared, at 21 years or day of marriage, if sooner, for daughters.
He appoints his wife, guardian of his minor children, she to maintain and educate them. She shall, during their minorities, have the rents and profits of his real estate and interest from his personal estate as much as is needed.
   His wife and cousin John Savage, Senior are executors.
   If he leaves no children at his death or none born after, or all died before they are 21, then he appoints cousin John Savage Senior, the sole executor and bequeaths the following, to his wife, the furniture in the parlour and best chamber of his house and residue of household goods and furniture during her widowhood and residence in the house in common with cousin, John Savage or such other person or persons entitled to the house.
   To the poor of Cobham, 10, distributed as the Churchwardens think fit, as follows, 2 on the next Christmas Day after his death and every Christmas Day until the 10 is spent.
   To nephew and godson, George Nordash, 50 and to his brothers, John, Thomas, Henry and William Nordash , 20 each, at 21 years of age, and to his sisters, Hannah ?, and Mary Nordash, 10 each, at 21 or day of marriage, if sooner.
   To his cousins, Elizabeth, wife of Robert Harris, Ann wife of Jeremiah Solomon, Eleanor wife of William Butterly and Mary Savage, 20 each; to his late wife's nieces, Margaret Wray, 140 and Susannah Newman ?, 60.
   To his brothers in law, James Lance and James Wade, 10 each; to Rebecca wife of James Wade, 10.
To cousin, Robert Savage, his watch and all his clothes; to cousin John Savage, his executor, the residue of his personal estate after the payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs.
   Witnesses: Fran. Brooke,    ?     , and Andrew Hawes Dyne

Codicil 9th July 1778
He gives Hannah Nordash 10 over and above the legacy of 10. making 20.
To Mary Nordash, who lives with him, 40 over and above the 10 given, to make up 50.
   He charges the residue of his personal estate given cousin, John Savage, executor, with payment of the legacies. Rest of will confirmed.
Witnesses: John Child, John Power ?, and A.H. Dyne
Proved 22nd September 1778

99.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred to the Memory of
Mr ROBERT SAVAGE (of this Parish)
who departed this life the 16th of January 1800
Aged 71 Years
Also Mrs ANN USHER Wife of
HENRY USHER who departed this life the
30th November 1804
Aged 39 Years
"Pain was her Portion,
Pain was her Portion, Physic oft her Food,
Groans washer Devotion, Drugs did her no Good,
Till Christ, her Redeemer who knows what is Best,
Did take her from Pain and carried her Soul to Rest"

Rochester Court Will Dated 7th October 1789
Robert Savage, Yeoman.
   To his natural daughter, Ann Allard, now living with him, born of Mary Allard, all his household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes, goods, chattels, ready money and securities for money, rights, credits, personal estate and effects, subject to the payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs. She is his executor.
   Proved 17th February 1800. Ann Allard is now the wife of Henry Usher, (as on headstone). The value of his goods, chattels and credits is less than 350.

100.   Headstone, under Holly   (Section F)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN FENNER SAVAGE
who died August 12th 1848
Aged 21 Years
"His ways are ways of Pleasantness and all
his paths are Peace" Chapter 3 17th Verse of Proverbs
Also near this place lies the remains of
GEORGE EDWIN SAVAGE
who died in his infancy 1829
Also JOHN FENNER SAVAGE
Father of the above
who died September 5th 18[  ]
Aged 56 Years
"We will do as [                ]"
Also JANE SAVAGE Wife of
JOHN FENNER SAVAGE
who died February 14th 18[7]9
Aged 82 Years

101.   Headstone   (Section F)

To
the Memory of
HENRY WILLIAM
the dearly loved child of
WILLIAM HENRY & MARY SAVAGE
who died July 18th 1859
Aged 2 Years
Also
WILLIAM HENRY SAVAGE
born July 23rd 1831
died August 20th 1896
"Thy Will be Done"
And MARY his Wife
who died at Sidcup August 11th 1907
Aged 77 Years
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Henry Savage, Administration to Mary, his widow, Henry Walter Savage and Ernest William Savage, Farmers, effects, 987 1s 4d

102.   Headstone, very worn at lower end.

Sacred
to the Memory of
MARGARET Wife of
JOHN SAWYER
of Gravesend
who died the [   ] Nov [1831]
[Aged 63 Years]
[Also the above]
[JOHN SAWYER]
[who died [   ] January 1857]
[Aged 87 Years]

It is not clear if John Sawyer's inscription is here, he was buried at Cobham, I am assuming it is. He was a Cow Leech, that is a cow "doctor". In the 1851 Census, he was living at 1 Nelson Place in Gravesend and was also a pauper. He was 81 and had a new wife, Jane, aged 35! He also has three children listed as his, aged 6 to 12.

103.   Broken Headstone, lying on ground, close to east wall of chancel   (Section E)

To the Memory of
Mrs MARY SCRIMES who died
in this Parish on the 22nd of January
1784 in the 24th Year of her Age

SHEARLEY see COMPORT

104.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
DAVID SHEARMAN
who departed this life the
28th of July 1827
Aged 77 Years
Also MARY Wife of the above
named DAVID SHEARMAN
who departed this life the
[   ] November 1834
Aged 7[ ] Years
Also WILLIAM SHEARMAN
Son of the above named
DAVID and MARY SHEARMAN
[                                     ]
[                      ]
Also JOHN Son of the above
DAVID and MARY SHEARMAN
who [                         ]

105.   Headstone   (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS the third Son of
NICHOLAS & SARAH
SHEARMAN
who departed this life
September 12th 1852
Aged 36 Years

106.   Headstone   (Section B)

In
Loving Memory of
NICHOLAS
who died June 17th 1832 Aged 19
Also
HENRY
who died March 23rd? 18[33] Aged 8
Sons of
NICHOLAS and SARAH
SHEARMAN
Also
their two infant children?
Who died in their infancy?

SHEARMAN see WELLS

SMALL see FRANCKLYN

107.   Small Headstone   (Section E)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN SMITH
who died the 28th June 1816
Aged 68? Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 16th May 1815
John Smith of Cobham Hall, late of Berkley Square, St, Georges, Middlesex.
   To sister, Elizabeth Smith, now living with Mrs Goff at 11 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair, Spinster and to friend, John Smith of Princes Street, Cavendish Square, Perfumer, all his money and securities for money, property and effects, except his watch, clothes and books, upon trust, to sell and convert into money all not consisting of money and all his stock in the Public Funds and call in all money owing; after payment of his debts and funeral costs, they to have 10 each as a small token for their trouble.
   To his sister in law, widow of late brother, Peter, 5 and to her children, 10 each.
   To Ambrose Harrington, Servant of the Earl of Darnley 10; to niece, [            ], wife of [         ] Bishop, now living in Liverpool, his silver cup with his name engraved on it; to his sister, Elizabeth, his watch, clothes and books, he requests her to distribute his clothes and books to his brothers then living, as she thinks fit.
   Rest and residue of trust money to be shared by his brothers, Richard, Samuel and David and sister Elizabeth. If any brother is dead, then to their children.
   If any brother dies leaving no children, their share to be equally shared by the survivors.
   Appoints sister, Elizabeth and John Smith executors.
   He had, some years age, lent 600 to Thomas Marquis of Headfort and Earl Bas[ ]tine, acknowledged by a declaration dated 24th July 1809, signed by Samuel Gurney and James Ager.
   In case the 600 has not been paid at the time of his death, if his executors have not recovered the money within three months of his death, they will gather all money received from his will and after paying his debts and funeral costs and legacies, when the 600 or part of it is received, they will share it equally between his brothers and sister.
   Witnesses: Thomas Crawford and W. Stapleton, Junior.
   Proved 12th July 1816. Power reserved to John Smith

108.   Headstone   (Section D)

Sacred
to the memory of
ELIZABETH Wife of
CHARLES HAYWARD SNOAD
who died January 20th 1852
Aged 29 Years
Also ROBERT BUTLER
Son of the above
who died April 10th 1852
Aged 8 Months
Also MARY SNOAD
Mother of the above C. H. SNOAD
who died Feb 21st 1866
In her [6]7th Year

109.   Coped Stone

South Side
Sacred to the Memory of
JOHN THURSTON SNOAD
died at Hadlow June 17th 1877 Aged 27 Years
Also ELIZA SNOAD Wife of the above
died at Hadlow March 27th 1876 Aged 20 Years

North Side
Sacred to the Memory of
CHARLES HAYWARD SNOAD
who died at Sittingbourne Oct 8th 1877 Aged 44 Years

Principal Probate Registry Index
Charles Hayward Snoad, late of Sittingbourne, Grocer and China Merchant, administration to Ann Snoad of Sittingbourne, widow. Personal estate, under 800.

110.   Headstone   (Section B)

In Memory of
Mr WILLIAM STEVENS
of this Parish
who died August the 19th 1847
in the 81st Year of his Age

STEPHENS see WELLS

111.   Headstone   (Section A)

To
the Memory of
GEORGE STEWARD
who died
September 5th 1851
Aged 46 Years

112.   Headstone   (Section B)

In Loving Memory of
CHARLES STILES
born July 13th 1831?
died March 1st 1890
"Looking unto Jesus"
ANN STILES
born March? [   ] 1834?
died August 1st 1910

STOCKER see HIGGENS

113.   Ledger on low base   (Section D)


John STOKES 1814

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN STOKES
whose Soul quitted it's Earthly
Tenement
on the 2nd day of December 1814
He was in his 70th Year
and had always lived
in account of Strict Integrity
and Firm Faith
in his Redeemer's Merits
"I know that my Redeemer Liveth"
Here also are interred the Mortal
Remains of ANN STOKES
an amiable young woman
who died suddenly 11th March 1823
Aged 21 Years
She arose from her bed in tolerable health
in two hours was a Corpse
Let the young and thoughtless
reflect on this and take heed to
their ways.

On three sides of the Ledger
Here lies also interred the Remains of ANN STOKES
Relict of the above JOHN STOKES and Mother of the Rev JOHN STOKES

Vicar of this Parish, She exchanged this
life for a better in firm reliance on her

Redeemer's Merits the 5th day of July 1828 in the 93rd Year of her Age
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"

114.   "Coffin" Stone and Cross   (Section D)

"Coffin" Stone, embossed with Cross, inscribed on four sides

[JOHN STOKES]
Vicar of Cobham XLV? Years born? MDCCLCC111
died Dec XX111 MDCCCLIX
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"

Cross
Sacred
to the
Memory of
ELIZABETH ARABELLA STOKES
Widow of the Rev JOHN STOKES
Vicar if this Parish
born
Aug 11th 1792
died
Jan 1st 1863
"Her children
arise up and
call her
Blessed"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Rev. John Stokes, administration to Reverend Edward Stokes of Stains, Son, effects under 1,500

115.   Headstone   (Section A)

[                             ]
WILLIAM CHARLES SWAIN
born July 24th 1864?
died July 25th 186[8]
"Suffer little Children to come unto                   
me and forbid them not for of such as these is
the Kingdom of Heaven"                                

116.   Large Headstone   (Section C)

To the Memory of
JOHN TILL
who departe3d this life
[   ] of October 1811
Aged 66 Years
(Rest Eroded)

117.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ANN Wife of RICHARD TILL
born February 9th 1797
died March 13th 1846
Also the above
RICHARD TILL
born June 6th 1785
died March 1st 1860
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
away, Blessed is the name of the Lord"
Also ELIZABETH TILL
born June 2nd 1824
died January 6th 1875
"she is not Dead but Sleepeth"
Also BENJAMIN HOTINE
of Leadenhall Market
born June 22nd ? 1818
died May 22nd 1877
"His End was Peace"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Benjamin Hotine, of Still's Cottage, Perry Street, Gravesend, Poulterer and Fishmonger, administration to Selina Jane Till , Spinster of Still's Cottage, the sole executor. Effects under 450, re-sworn November 1881, under 6,000.

118.   Ledger, adjoining the Francklyn Chest Tomb   (Section C)


Hannah TODD 1818-19

In Memory of
HANNAH TODD
Daughter of THOMAS and ANN HILLS
and Wife of ROBERT TODD
who departed this life [at Alpha Road?], St. Marylebone, London
[December 1818 or January 1819] Aged 64 Years
Also
ROBERT TODD
Husband of the above
who died 26th of October 1836 Aged 78 Years
Also ELIZABETH the Widow of the above named
ROBERT TODD Esq and was the Daughter of
PETER CHAPMAN Esq and ELIZABETH his Wife
and died deeply lamented on the 16th of
August 1844 Aged 62 Years
Also ROBERT EYRE TODD Esq
Son of the above named ROBERT and ELIZABETH
who died at Rome on the 13th day of May 1848
Aged 26 Years

Although Robert Eyre Todd died in Rome, he was buried at Cobham, later the same year.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd May 1835
Robert Todd, Esquire, of Alpha Road, St. Marylebone.
He desires to be buried at Cobham, in a vault, where his late wife, Hannah and her ancestors are buried and his name to be engraved on the tomb stone.
   All his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid from his personal estate.
   To his wife, Elizabeth, 100, also his clothes, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, prints, jewels, trinkets, other ornaments, clocks, watches, musical instruments, wines spirits, , other liquor, ale, provisions, brewing utensils, cattle, carriages, horses and harness, absolutely.
   Also to his wife, two houses at Alpha Cottages, St. Marylebone, 10 Park Road and 10 Alpha Road, occupied by T. Wilcocks and Martha Tatham; he possesses them for the residue of a lease at a peppercorn rent.
   To nephew, George Todd of Oxford Place, St. Luke's Chelsea, Builder and Edward Medlicott of Earl Street, Blackfriars, London, Gentleman, (his trustees), his four houses in St. John's Wood, Marylebone, numbers 2,3, 4 and 5 let on lease and occupied by Mrs Slade, George Payne, Thomas R. Davis and William Pistell; he possesses them on a lease of 97 years at a peppercorn rent, in trust for the remainder of the term, his wife to have the rents and profits. After her death, in trust for the benefit of his youngest daughter, Mary Ann Todd.
   Also to his trustees, his two houses in Park Street, St. Marylebone, numbers 52 and 53, occupied by Isaac Shurley?, and Mrs Hall, he holds these on a 99 year lease, upon trust for the remainder of the term, for his wife and after her death, in trust for his son Robert Eyre Todd.
   Also to his trustees, his own house, 20 Alpha Terrace, now called Alpha Road, held on lease, in trust for his wife, as long as she remains his widow; after her death of remarriage, in trust, for son Robert Eyre at 21 years, if he dies before then, leaving no children, the house, in trust, for daughter, Elizabeth Todd at 21 years, if she dies before then, leaving no children, then in trust for daughter Mary Ann Todd, absolutely.
   To his trustees, his leasehold house, 16 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, occupied by John Atkins and two leasehold houses in Whitehead's Grove, Chelsea, occupied by George Todd and Samuel Sotheby? His wife to have the rents, after her death of re-marriage, then in trust for son Robert Eyre.
   To his trustees, land on the south east side of St John's Wood Lane, called Grove End Road, Marylebone, about 2 acres, with buildings thereon. He purchased this from William Hall, on a 99 year lease.He has granted an interest in the land to Messrs May and Morritt for 99 years, less 10 days at 110 5s; also a house, 2 Newcastle Place on the west side of Edgeware Road, Paddington, lately purchased from James Carter, on a 99 year lease at a ground rent of 15 15 s per annum; he has granted an under-lease to James Pickman for 21 years; also his four leasehold houses, 18, 19, 20 and 21 in Westbourne Street, St George's, Hanover Square and let to Henry Counyns?, and other; he holds this for a long term; also his ten leasehold houses on the west side of Westbourne Street, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67 and 68, he has granted an under-lease to Christopher Todd and others; he hold this on a long term of years; also a piece of land on the north side of Whittaker Street, Chelsea, let to Christopher Todd at a ground rent of 12 per annum; the leases on Westboune and Whittaker Streets are from the Marquis of Westminster and were purchased from Samuel Archbutts, for a long term; in trust for his wife, to have the rents; after her death or remarriage, then in trust for his daughter, Elizabeth Todd
  
Also to his trustees, his house, 4 Northumberland Street, Marylebone, leased from Samuel Waring of Norwood, deceased, at a ground rent of 7 7s, now occupied by Mrs Spencer; also his leasehold house in College Street, Chelsea, leased to Christopher Todd, in trust, for his wife to have to rents and after her death or remarriage, in trust for his daughter, Mary Ann Todd.
   He declares the legacies to his wife are in lieu of her Dower Rights from his personal and real estate.
   To his trustees, four freehold houses, 19, 20, 21 and 22 Grove Terrace, St John's Wood and five houses, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 Prince's Street, St John's Wood, also three houses, 16, 17 and 18 Capland Street, St John's Wood, let on ground rent leases, all these lately purchased from Henry Samuel Eyre and Walpole Eyre, Esquires; also his seven freehold houses in Grove Street, St Marylebone, 6, 7, 8,  9, 11, 12 and 13, three of which were purchased from Mr Papworth's executor, now occupied by Mr Curry, Mrs Wood, Mrs Restell. Robert Williams, Joseph Cole and    ?    Viner, no. 7 is vacant; also his two freehold houses in Grove Road, St John's Wood, no 1 on the corner of Prince's Street and Grove Road, occupied by Mrs White and no 2 occupied by James Brander; also the coach house and stable at the back of no 1, upon trust, for the benefit of his daughter, Elizabeth Todd, for ever.
   To his trustees,his leasehold house, 7 Whitehall Place, St Martin's in the Fields, Westminster, occupied by Mr Sergeant Mereweather, and buildings belonging in Great Scotland Yard, occupied by Mr Harrison and his house, 1 Gavie? Street, Marylebone; also his stable at 5 Great York Mews, let to nephew William Todd; also his small house, 1 Little York Mews, occupied by Thomas Simes; also his leasehold, 9 York Place Mews, St Luke, Chelsea, occupied by Mr Mapleston; also his leasehold house, 10 Charles Street, Queen's Elm, occupied by James Swan; also his leasehold house, 10 Grove Street, St Marylebone, occupied by John Purkiss, upon trust for his daughter, Elizabeth Todd.
   To his trustees, his three freehold houses in Cobham Street, Cobham, occupied by Henry Warrington and others; also his freehold called Halwick Manor Farm in Chertsey, Surrey, adjoining the High Road from Chertsey to Burfleet and the River Wey on the other side, leased to Thomas Brown and two small meadows belonging to Halwick Farm, of about three acres and one perch, let to Mr Johnson; also his freehold and copyhold houses and lands , allotments and gardens at Datchett, Buckinghamshire, half purchased from Miss Jane Cooper, the other half left to him by Mrs Elizabeth Charman, deceased, formerly belonging to William Redington, in his own occupation.
   Also his freehold land at Datchett Common in his occupation and a copyhold field called West Field at Datchett, occupied by John Goodwin, these properties were purchased from Mr Hancock; also freehold land purchased from Henry Samuel Eyre, near Grove Terrace and Capland Street, St John's Wood, leased on ground rent to Francis W ?????, George Braidock and others; also houses built on part of the same ground, all adjoining and leased to Thomas Keller ? , Thomas [   ?   ]burn, with stables, mews and shops, in trust for his son Robert Eyre Todd, for ever.
   To his trustees,his leasehold house and ground, 3 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, leased to John Burley; his leasehold house 127 [    ?    ]ford Street, Marylebone, occupied by Henry Jefferies; also three small houses, 33, 34 and 35 Circus ? Street, Marylebone, held by him on a peppercorn lease, let to Charles Golding and others; also his leasehold houses, 12 and 13 Kennington Cross Street, St. Mary Lambeth, with stable, coach house, smith's shop, held from Thomas Evans Esquire, occupied by James Rossiter Esquire; also two leasehold houses, 1 and 2 Smith Street, St Mary Lambeth, occupied by Ann [    ] Gedge, in trust for the benefit of his son, Robert Eyre Todd.
   To his trustees, his eight freehold houses, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Grove Road, St John's Wood, running north from Great North Street, and 1 and 2 Great North Street and corner of Capland Street, and 1 and 2 Capland Street and coach house and stable in Capland Street, occupied by Mrs Gowson ?, at ground rent of 8 per annum, purchased from Samuel Henry Eyre and Walpole Eyre; also his four freehold houses in Grove Terrace, St John's Wood, 1, 2, 3 and 4, occupied by Robert     ?     , William Clapperton, William Banks and Catherine Marseille; also two freehold houses in Grove Road, St John's Wood, 10 let on lease to George Turiey? , and 8 occupied by S ? W. Silver, in trust for the benefit of his daughter, Mary Ann Todd, for ever.
   To his trustees, his leasehold house, 13 [   ?] ham Place, St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, leased and occupied by Sir William Middleton, Baronet, with coach house and stable in Great Scotland Yard; also several houses, 4 Duke Street, 54 Earl Street, Marylebone, a row of coach houses and stables in Duke's Mews and the low houses at the back, let to Mrs Tilley at a ground rent of 49 per annum; also two leasehold houses, 1 and 2 Earl Street, on a lease granted by Mr Suckey ? At a ground rent of 128 per annum and four houses, 7 and 8 Lodge Road, St John's Wood, formerly let to John Earley and now to Thomas Buck?, at a ground rent of 18 per annum, another, 9 Lodge Road, let to John Stevenson, now deceased, at a ground rent of 12 per annum and the other, at 14 At John's Wood Road, let to Joseph Skelton at a ground rent of 14 per annum; also his his leasehold house 10 York Place, E  ?  ? End in St Luke's Chelsea, he purchased from William Pym?, now occupied by Susan Fennell, with coach house and stable at the back, in trust for benefit of his daughter, Mary Ann Todd.
  
All his other real estate and mortgages, money in the Public Funds, debts, securities for money, leasehold and personal estate, to his trustees, upon trust, for his children, Robert, Elizabeth and Mary Ann, equally shared. If either of them died in his lifetime, then upon trust, for the others.
   The trustees can pay for the advancement of son Robert in any profession or business during his minority, not exceeding 500.
   For the maintenance and education of his children, 200 each per annum until they are 14, then until they are 21 or the daughters married, 250 each per annum. If only one survives, then 300 per annum until he or she is 14 and then 350 until he or she is 21 or if a daughter, married his to be paid by his wife, if she is unmarried, if she is dead or remarried, then the trustees will pay this.
   To his trustees all estate vested in him as mortgagee or trustee.
   His wife, while still his widow, George Todd and Edward Medlicott are executors; to George Todd and Edward Medlicott, 100 each.
   His wife id guardian of his children who are minors at time of his death. If she remarries, he appoints hs trustees as guardians..............................
   Witnesses: Martha Gearman of New Church Street, St Marylebone, Harriet Rummer?, 21 Dorset Place, St Marylebone and James Griffithsm 6 Raymond's Buildings, Gray's Inn
   Proved 9th December 1836

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th December 1847
Robert Eyre Todd of Alpha Road, Regent's Park and Datchet, Buckinghamshire, Esquire
   All his pictures, books, plate, jewels, trinkets and clothes, to his sisters, Elizabeth Flood, wife of Luke Trapp Flood, Esquire of Addison Road, Kensington and Mary Ann Crake, wife of John Crake, Esquire, of Carlton Chambers, Regent Street, to be shared as they think fit.
   To Margaret Carter of 3 Erin? Place, Thames Bank, Westminster, widow of Edmund Carter, late of Datchet, Yeoman, 200.
   To his gardener, William Colman, in consideration of his very faithful service to him and his family, three leasehold houses in Orns? Street, Lisson Grove, Marylebone, they are 33, 34 and 35.
   To William Meredith Brown, Esquire, of King Street, Covent Garden, James Harvey of Regent Street, Gentleman and Luke Flood of Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, Gentleman, the trustees of the settlement made on the marriage of his sister, Elizabeth with Luke Trapp Flood, all his freehold land purchased by his late father from Henry James Eyre, Esquire, forming part of Grove Terrace and Capland Street, St. John's Wood and 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Grove Terrace, part let on lease or ground rent, to [          ] Harrison and [         ] Hollins and others; also 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Capland Street, all adjoining, let on lease to Thomas Swinburn and others, with stables, mews and shops, between the houses in Grove Terrace and Capland Street adjoining each other. Also two freehold stable buildings on another part of the ground; also three freehold houses in Cobham Street, Cobham, Kent, a leasehold house, 20 Alpha Road, Marylebone, with stables and garden; a leasehold house in Grove Street, Marylebone, being part of the Portman Estate, occupied by John King; also two leasehold houses in S ????? Street, Marylebone, occupied by [           ] Graves and [          ] Evans; also two leasehold houses, 52 and 53 Park Street, Marylebone, let to Joseph Palmer; also two leasehold houses10 Park Street and 26 Alpha Road, formerly called Alpha Cottage, Marylebone, occupied by [          ] Richardson and [           ] Heath, in trust.
   The property is subject to an indenture, dated 17th November 1841 made on the marriage of his sister, Elizabeth with Luke Trapp Flood, which will take effect at his death.
   He gives to Luke Trapp Flood and Samuel Richards of Piccadilly, Distiller, who with the testator, are trustees of the indenture made on the marriage of his sister, Mary Ann to John Crake, all his freehold houses and land in Datchet, also his copyhold house in Datchet, to which he is entitled by his father's will, one half of this property , purchased by his father from Miss Jane Cooper, deceased and all freehold land of his father's on Datchet Common; also the copyhold field and ground called Westfield at Datchet, occupied by Ralph Goodman, purchased from his father from Mrs ??????; also his freehold ground, purchased by his father from Henry Samuel Eyre, Esquire, being part of Grove Terrace and Capland Street, including 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Grove Terrace and 8 Capland Street, let on lease or ground rent and others at   ?   rent, to [           ] Maples, [           ] Collins and others; also 7 and 8 Capland Street, with stables, mews and shops, but not those behind 12 Grove Terrace and 8 Capland Street; also his leasehold houses and ground at 3 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, let on lease to John    ?    , Esquire; also his leasehold house, 16 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, occupied by Reverend Joseph? (smudging obscures here)
   Also his two leasehold houses, 13 and 20 Whitehead Grove, St Luke's, Chelsea [    ?       ?      ?       ?       ?      ?     ], upon trust, in accordance with an indenture dated 3rd September 1847 on the marriage of sister, Mary Ann, at his death this will take effect.
   His trustees will be Henry Cooper Bond of St. Margaret's Ipswich, Gentleman and Charles Churchill of Sussex Place, Regent's Park, Gentleman, (also his executors). When they think fit, they to sell the property and stand possessed of the proceeds for the benefit of Mary Ann Crake.
   All residue of money, securities for money, goods, chattels, rights, credits, personal estate, to the latter two trustees, they to sell all not consisting of money and invest the proceeds and stand possessed of the fund. They to pay for his funeral, probate charges, debts and costs of selling his property and legacies. They to pay half of the surplus, to William Meredeth Brown, James Harvey and Luke Flood, as trustees of his sister, Elizabeth's marriage settlement. Churchill and Bond to pay the other half to Luke Flood and Samuel Richards as trustees of the marriage settlement of sister, Mary Ann.
   He then seems to say, that if his brothers in law die in his sisters lifetime, his sisters can revoke the original trusteeship and appoint their own trustees to administer the trust........................................
   Witnesses: Augustus B. Abraham, 6 Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn and James Griffiths, 6 Raymond Building, Gray's Inn.
   Proved 10th June 1848

When Robert Eyre Todd died he had recently qualified as a Barrister; he was also one of the Justices the Peace for Middlesex.

119.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
NEWTON TREADWELL
of this Parish
who departed this life
the 13th December 1818
Aged 72 Years
(Eroded Verses)
Also
ELIZABETH Wife of the above
who departed this life the 12th Nov 1826
Aged 77 Years

Rochester Court Will Dated 25th May 1816
Newton Treadwell, Yeoman.
   His personal estate and effects, subject to the payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, Elizabeth, absolutely, she is his executor.
   Witnesses: James Edmed of Gravesend and L.A. Moore, Servant to Mr Edmed
   Proved 19th January 1819 goods, chattels and credits, value less than 300.

Treadwell, was a Yeoman, originally from Hartley. The excellent Hartley website http://www.hartley-kent.org.uk/treadwell.html contains much information on the Treadwell family, with several will transcripts, including that of Newton's father.

120.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to
the Memory of
ELIZABETH TUPPER
Wife of
WILLIAM TUPPER of this Parish
who departed this life
on the 29th day of January 1835
Aged 69 Years
"Afflictions Sore long time she bore,
And doctors proved in vain,
Till death did ease and God did please,
To ease her of her pain"
Also the above WILLIAM TUPPER
who departed this life
on the 3rd day of December 1849
Aged 76 Years

121.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
EMMA US[HER] [Wife of]
HENRY USHER
of [this Parish?]
[died            1862 Aged Years]
[Also] WILLIAM USHER
Son of the above
who died December 21st 1862
Aged 15? Years
"I know that my Redeemer Liveth"
Also HENRY USHER
Father of the above
who died February [   ] 1877
Aged 78 Years
(Eroded Verse)
Also MARY USHER
died Jan 4th 1893
Aged 88 Years

1871 Census, Henry Usher of Cobham College, Agricultural Labourer, wife Mary.

122.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

In
Loving Memory
of
HENRIETTA USHER
born Dec 10th 1827
died July 30th 1886

1881 Census, a Spinster, Cook to Stevens family at Jeskyns Court but see no. 123

123.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

In
Loving Memory of
ELIZABETH USHER
born July 30th 1822
died March 15th 1891

And
HENRIETTA MARIA WOOD
Dec 22nd 1892 Aged 25

Principal Probate Registry Index
Elizabeth Usher, late of Cobham College, Spinster, administration to Thomas Usher of Battle Street, Cobham, Farm Labourer, brother. Effects value, 987 1s 4d

VOCKINS see HILL

124.   Headstone   (Section B)

In
Memory
of
GEORGE WAGHORNE
late of Chatham
who departed this life
August the [   ] 1782
Aged 65 Years
Also KATHERINE
Wife of the above
died the 10th of August 1786
Aged 67? Years.

125.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
HARRY WANSTALL
who departed this life 3rd April 1812
Aged 44 Years
"A loving Husband's buried here,
Now mouldering to Dust,
To Rise and meet the Just,
A Faithful Servant here below,
Beloved by all his Friends,
And for his Troubles here on Earth,
May Heaven make him Amends"
Also ANN Wife of
JOHN SAUNDERS
and formerly Wife of the above
who departed this life
October 18th 1847 Aged 66 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 30th March 1812
Harry Wanstall, Servant to the Earl of Darnley.
   All his money in the Public Funds in the Bank of England, ready money, household goods, linen, books, chattels, debts, ( ? ) and every kind of property, to his wife, Ann, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Stockley?, and Elizabeth Alexander.
   Proved 20th April 1813

126.   Headstone   (Section A)

Sacred
to the Memory of
HENRY WATERMAN
late of Ifield
who departed this life
November 17th 1848
Aged 52 Years
(Indistinct Verses)
Also SARAH Wife of the above
who departed this life
April 23rd 1878
in the [85th ] Year of her Age

127.   Headstone with Skull and Crossbones   (Section C)


Thomas WELLARD 1708

Here lyeth interred ye Body
of THOMAS WELLAR[D]
born in the Parish of Horton
in this County who departed
this life the 7th day of
February Anno Domini
1708
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[                                    ]

128.   Headstone   (Section E)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM WELLS
of this Parish
who died the 17th of October 1805
Aged 40 Years
Also ELIZABETH Wife of
ROBERT HILLS of this Parish
who died the 1st of November 1826?
Aged 60 Years
Also the aforesaid ROBERT HILLS
who died the 24th March 1838?
Aged 73 Years

129.   Large Ledger over raised Vault with horizontal White Tablets on North and South sides


Thomas WELLS 1836

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS WELLS
of the Parsonage House in this Parish
whose earthly tabernacle was
dissolved the 28th of December 1836
in his 81st Year
Also SUSANNA Wife of the above
named THOMAS WELLS Esq.
who died the 17th of January 1840
Aged 78 Years
Also to the Memory of
SUSANNA STEVENS
Grand Daughter of the above named
THOMAS WELLS
She died the 12th of September 1834
Aged 27 Years
Likewise EDMUND STEVENS
who died the 18th of December 1849
Aged 77 Years
Also WILLIAM PEMBLE WELLS
Son of the above THOMAS WELLS
who died the 24th of November 1850
Aged 62 Years
Also of Mrs MARY ENGLISH
Daughter of the above
who died the 7th of March 1854
Aged 73 Years
Also of ELIZABETH the Wife of
THOS WELLS of the Parsonage, Cobham
who died the 5th of April 1858
Aged 55 Years
Also KATHERINE Wife of the above
EDMUND STEVENS
who died October 24th 1861 Aged 79 Years

Side Tablets
DAVID SHEARMAN
of Gravesend
died March ? 1867
Aged 86 Years
ELIZABETH Wife of the above
died May    ?    1867
Aged 77 Years

FRANCES CATHERINE STEVENS
who died December 10th 1878
Aged 21 Years
EMMA STEVENS
who died November 8th 1898
Aged 52 Years
THOMAS WELLS
of Parsonage House, Cobham
who died July [    ] 1888
Aged 92 Years

THOMAS STEVENS
of the Parsonage House, Cobham
who died January 29th 1893
Aged 80 Years
FRANCES STEVENS
Wife of the above
who died February 17th 1910
Aged 92 Years

SUSANNA ELIZABETH STEVENS
died July 9th 1919
Aged 65 Years
CATHERINE MARY
STEVENS
died April 1931
Aged 68 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd March 1831
Thomas Wells, Gentleman.
To his wife, Susanna, for life, an annuity of 30, free of tax, over and above what she is entitled to from a farm on the Isle of Grain, now occupied by Messrs Lake, or money from the sale of the farm, if sold.
   Also, household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china, for her lifetime. After her death, then to his son, William Pemble Wells. He gives 1,200 to his sons, William and Thomas Wells, upon trust, to pay the interest earned on it, to his daughter, Mary wife of Thomas English of Yalding, Victualler, for life. Thomas English to have no control of this income.
   After Mary's death, the 1,200, in trust, for her children, equally shared. If all her children die before they are 21, then 400 of the trust fund for the benefit of daughter, Catherine Stevens and her children, another 400 from the fund, for the benefit of daughter, Susanna Blunden and her children, the remaining 400 for the benefit of daughter, Elizabeth Wells and her children.
   After the death of Mary English and during the minority of her children, interest on the 1,200 for the benefit of her children.
   1,200, to his sons and trustees, upon trust, to pay interest to daughter, Catherine, wife of Edmund Stevens of Cobham, Grocer and after her death, in trust for her children, equally shared at 21 years of age, interest of the 1,200 to them in their minorities for their maintenance and education. If all died under 21, then 400 part of the 1,200 for the benefit of Mary English and her children, this is repeated for daughters, Susanna and Elizabeth and her children, as before.
   Another sum of 1,200 to his trustees, in trust, to pay interest to daughter Susanna wife of William Blunden of Mereworth, Yeoman, after her death, the fund in trust for her children, as before. If all die under 21, then, as before, for the benefit of Mary English and Elizabeth Wells and their children.
   To son Thomas, 2,000.
   All his freehold houses and land and his shares at Ware and Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, to sons, William and Thomas, for ever. If either son dies in his lifetime, leaving no lawful issue, then the survivor takes all.
   His leasehold house and land at Cuxton, to son William, for ever.
   His leasehold house and land in Cobham and residue of personal estate to his sons, upon trust, to sell his freehold estate and pay for his funeral and probate costs, debts and the annuity of 30 and money legacies. Any surplus to son William.
   His freehold rectory at Cobham and the tithes and other freeholds in Cobham and all other real restate, to his sons, in trust, this now repeats the payment of his funeral, etc. Any of this property can be mortgaged.
   His sons are executors.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Solicitor, Gravesend, John Heart, Inn holder, Gravesend and James Tadman, Parrock Place, Milton next Gravesend.
   Proved 5th June 1837. Power reserved to Thomas Wells

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 15th May 1850
William Pemble Wells, Esquire.
Appoints brother, Thomas Wells, nephew, Thomas Stevens and Thomas Chessman of Milton next Gravesend, Gentleman, executors and trustees.
To sister Mary English an annuity of 50 for life.
To sister, Catherine Stevens, an annuity of 50, for life.
To sister, Elizabeth Shearman, an annuity of 50 for life, if her husband, David, survives her, he to have the 50 annuity for life.
To brother in law, William Blunden, an annuity of 50, for life.
To nephew, Thomas Stevens, 2,200, above what he has already given him.
To nephew, William Blunden, Junior, 250 above what he has already given him.
To nephew, George Wells English, 1,500, above that already given.
To nephew, William Pemble Wells English, 1,600 above that already given.
To niece, Elizabeth Doherty, 300 above that already given to her husband, John.
The money previously given to his nephews were gifts.
To niece, Emma Stevens, 1,000
   To his trustees, 1,500, upon trust, to place in Public or other good securities and pay annual interest to niece, Susanna Stevens for life. After her death, to her lawful children who live to 21 or day of marriage for daughters, equally shared. If she leaves no lawful children, the 1,500 to nephew, Thomas Stevens, for ever.
   To his niece, Martha Virtue, formerly Martha Blunden, 500, free of tax and from the control of her husband.
   To his trustees, 1,200, upon trust, to invest as before and pay the annual interest to niece, Catherine Baker, Widow, formerly Catherine Stevens, for life, tax free and free from any husband's control. After her death, in trust, to pay the 1,200 and interest due to her son, Thomas Baker by her late husband Benjamin, when he is 21. If he dies before then, with no lawful issue, then the money to nephew, Thomas Stevens, for ever.
   To his trustees, 800, upon trust, to invest, as before, and pay the annual income to the maintenance and education of Edmund Stevens, child of deceased nephew, William Stevens until he is 21, the money to be paid to his mother and guardian. When he is 21, the 800 to him, absolutely. But if he dies before then, with no lawful issue, then upon trust, to pay the interest to his mother for life or until she remarries. In the latter case the money to nephew Thomas Stevens, for ever.
   To friend Thomas Chessman,100 over and beyond his bequest as trustee, his will be entitled to his professional charges for his work.
   To his three servants, Michael Rapley, Mildred Gransbury and Effield Ward, 19 guineas each, if with him at his death.
   Rest and residue, real and personal, to his brother, Thomas Wells, for ever.
   To his trustees all estate vested in him as trustee or mortgage.
   Witnesses: Walter Scott, Law Stationer, 2 Ordnance Row, Gravesend and George A. Scott Gravesend, Clerk to Mr Thomas Cheesman, Solicitor, Gravesend.
   Proved 13th 1851

Principal Probate Registry Index
1867: David Shearman, of 85 Windmill Street, Milton next Gravesend, Gentleman. Administration to widow, Elizabeth, effects, under 300

1867: Elizabeth Shearman, same address, died at Cobham. Administration to Thomas Stevens of Cobham, Gentleman, nephew. Probate granted under certain limitations, effects under 600

1878: Frances Catherine Stevens, late of Jeskyn's Court. Administration to her father, Thomas, personal estate, under 200.

1888: Thomas Wells, of the Parsonage, Cobham. Administration to Thomas Stevens of Jeskyn's Court, Cobham, Farmer, nephew; Thomas Henry Baker of Owletts, Cobham, Esquire and Evan Lake of 15 to 16 Railway Approach, London Bridge, Gentleman. Personal estate, 190,725 0s 9d

1893: Thomas Stevens of the Parsonage, Cobham, Esquire. Administration to Frances, widow, Henry Pye, Farmer; Arthur Huggins, Gentleman and James Pye, Farmer. Effects, 135,0000, re-sworn, 133,898 10s 10d

1910: Frances Stevens of the Parsonage, widow. Administration to Emma Jane Stevens, Spinster. Effects, 29,810 3s 7d.

1919: Susanna Elizabeth Stevens of the Parsonage, Spinster. Administration to William Pye and Henry Pye, Farmers and Emma Jane Stevens, Spinster. Effects 46,852 16s 5d

1931: Catherine Mary Wells Stevens of the Parsonage, Spinster. Administration to Emma Jane Stevens, sister and Robert Anthony Arnold, Solicitor. Effects 65,281 12s 5d, re-sworn 65,463 3s 8d

(Three of the Stevens sister paid for the Meadow Room in Cobham, an account can be found online)

130.   Headstone   (Section C)

Sacred
to the Memory of
MARK WELSH
who departed this life
April the 9th 1860
Aged 62 Years
Also MARY Daughter of the above
who departed this life
April [   ] 1864
[Aged 39 Years]

Principal Probate Registry Index
Mark Welsh of Cobham, Labourer. Administration to John Stewart, 31 Newman Street, Oxford Street, Artist. Effects, under 200

131.   Small Headstone   (Section C)

In
Loving Memory of
WILLIAM WICKENS
[died] June 24th 1897 Aged 89
and
MARY his loving Wife
[died] November [   ] 1898 Aged 82
also
[SARAH ANN WICKENS]
[died] March [   ] [1902 Aged 44]

132.   Headstone   (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ELIZABETH Wife
of
GEORGE WILKERSON
who departed this life
on the 22nd day of June 1842
Aged 52 Years
"The Righteous cry and the Lord heareth
and delivereth them out of all their troubles"
                                 Psalm 34 Verse 27
also the above
GEORGE WILKERSON
who died April 6th 1855
Aged 72 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th September 1847
George Wilkerson, Gardener at Cobham Hall.
   His freehold property in Bredfield Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk and all other real estate, to Reverend John Stokes of Cobham and his son, Edward Stokes, upon trust, for the benefit of his daughter, Elizabeth Wilkerson , for ever.
   All his money placed out at interest, in his name and that of his late wife, in the Public Funds. Also his share in the Gravesend Steam Packet Company, to John and Edward Stokes, upon trust, to receive the interest for his daughter, Elizabeth, for her lifetime. This income not to be liable to any debt or control of any future husband. After her death, the fund to her lawful children at 21 years of age. If she leaves no children who survive to 21, then the bequest to her husband. If she dies leaving no husband, then the legacy to Samuel Jones, son of his sister, Elizabeth Jones and all the children of his late brother, Benjamin, equally shared. If any died leaving lawful children, their share to their children at 21.
   Ready money, furniture, clothes, plate, linen, china, goods, chattels and personal estate not already bequeathed, to daughter, Elizabeth, absolutely.
   John and Edward Stokes are executors and guardians of legatees while they are minors.
   Witnesses: R, Wickham, Strood and H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood.
   Proved 17th September 1855. Power reserved to Rev. John Stokes

END OF CHURCHYARD

 

INTERIOR OF CHURCH

133.   Black Metal Plaque, with Relief of Head and Shoulders of Alfred Baker

"Sans Peur et Sans Reproche"
In Memory of ALFRED WILLIAM BAKER
Captain in the Durham Light Infantry
Son of THOMAS HENRY and FRANCES GEORGIANA BAKER
of Owletts in this Parish and Great Grandson of
HENRY EDMEADES also of Owletts
who died at Jebba on the Niger, West Africa
on the 26th December 1898 while serving with the Frontier
Force in his 25th Year
"A Good Son. A Good Comrade. A Good Soldier."
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart for they shall see God"

134.   Three adjoining Copper Plates set in a ledger, floor of Chancel, near South Wall
                  Note that the surname of the Earl of Darnley's family is BLIGH

Underneath is deposited the Body
of the Right Hon,
JOHN Earl of Darnley
His Lordship departed this life
on the 31st day of July 1781
in the 62nd Year of his Age
-----------------
The following two plates seem to be Coffin Plates?

JOHN
LORD CLIFTON
died 4th June
1793
Aged 13 Days
----------------
(Arms)
The
Right Hon Lady
SARAH BLIGH
died 1st Sept.
1797
Aged 25 Years

135.   White Marble Tablet, North Wall of Chancel

Sacred
to the Memory of
the Rt. Hon. Lady SOPHIA BLIGH
youngest Daughter of
JOHN Earl of Galloway
and Wife to
the Hon. WILLIAM BLIGH
born February 17th 1785
died at Funchal in the Island
of Madeira July 25th 1809
"Blessed are the Dead which die in
the Lord" Revelations Chap 14 Verse 13
"________________Without Spot and
Blameless" 2 Peter Chap 3 Ver 14

BOGHURST see HAYES

BRENDEWODE see CLARYNGGE

CALLAN see WESTCOTT

CHAPMAN see WESTCOTT

136.   Brass, North Aisle, from Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses , 1769

Hic jacet JOHANNES CLAVERYNGGE quondam filius ROGERI CLAVERYNGGE
Civis et Panorii de Civitate London
Orate pro animabus predicti JOHANNES CLAVERYNGGE, JULIANE &
ALYCE uxorum ejus & filiorum eorum et predicti ROGERI
CLAVERYNGGE
et JOANNE uxoris ejus patris & matris predicti
JOHANNES CLAVERYNGGE fratum & fororum fuorum & filiorum
corum ac eciam ANNE WESTEBY et MATILDE matris ejus &
nostrorum progenitorum et JOHANNIS de BRENDEWODE, THOMAS LEGGE
& SIMONIS filii ejus & proanimabus omnium benefactorum vivorum
et omnium fidesium defunctorum qnorum animabus propicietur
Deus Amen

137.   Brass with figure of man and arms

RAUF de COBHAM de Kent Esquyer qe murrest le XX
jour de Janver I on de grace Mill CCCC11gist icy
Dieu de la alme eyf mercy

138.   Black Ledger Central Aisle

Heare lieth buried the Bodies of ANN SMEDLER Wife of
AMBROSE EAGLESTONE of Eaglestone Hall in Lanche
sheire Esqr., and of ANN EAGLESTONE their Daughter and
Wife of JOHN HEBBORNE Esq, Gentleman Usher to King JAMES
buried the second day of September 1657
and of MARY Wife of THOMAS LORD Esq.

139.   White Marble Tablet, on Black Base, North Wall of North Aisle
                  (The Edmeades are actually buried at Nurstead)

To the Memory of
HENRY EDMEADES Esq of Owletts in this Parish
who respected and beloved in all relations of life
was suddenly called away December 7th 1835
"What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch" 13 Mark 37 Verse
Not to record his virtue but as a tribute of their affection
and in token of their sorrow this tablet was erected by his
bereaved family
Also to the Memory of MARY Relict of the above
HENRY EDMEADES who lamented by all who knew her departed this
life on the 3rd of September 1840 in the 68th Year of her Age
"My Hope hath been in Thee O Lord, I have said Thou art my God"
                                                                       31st Psalm 16th Verse
"Thou will show me the Path of Life, in thy presence is Fullness of Joy
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore"
                                                                      16th Psalm 11th Verse

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 28th October 1833
Henry Edmeades of Cobham, Esquire
   To his wife, Mary, all household furniture, plate, linen, china, books, pictures, wines, liquors, horses, except farm horses, carriages and harness. She is at liberty to live in his house at Cobham, rent free and have use of the garden, stables, coach houses and whatever is needed for enjoyment of the house during her widowhood. Also to her, an annuity of 200 for life, in addition to the provision made in their marriage settlement. The annuity is chargeable on his freehold called Howletts in Cobham, in case his personal estate is not sufficient, the foregoing is in addition to the legacies bequeathed to her by her father, John Allen, Esquire, by a deed of appointment, dated 26th May 1813, jointly with testator's wife, giving 3,000 subject to his wife's life interest, to his daughters, Maria wife of Thomas Baker and Emma Edmeades, Spinster and on the occasion of Maria's marriage, made other suitable provision for her.
   He gives daughter, Emma in addition, 2,000 on her marriage, in the meantime, after his death, annual interest of 5% is to be paid to her. If she dies unmarried, the legacy to fall into his residuary estate.
   To grand daughters, Maria Catherine Baker and Emma Baker and other children of daughter Maria, yet to be born, except the eldest son or becomes the eldest if her son Thomas Henry should die, 2,000 each at 21 years of age or day of marriage, which ever happens first. In the meantime, interest from these sums towards their maintenance and education, while minors.
   To Mary Ann Taylor, Spinster of Nursted, the natural daughter of his late brother, Thomas, an annuity of 20 for life.
   He gives his Manors or reputed Manors of Burleigh alias Burlogh in Cobham? and Henhurst and the house called Jeskins or Stonehurst Hall, with the land and what is growing there, and the portion of tithes, to son in law, Thomas Baker of Rochester and William Henry Edmeades, who will by sale or mortgage, of the whole of part, raise so much as is required to pay his debts and legacies.
   His freehold estate called Howletts of Owletts, subject to the annuity of 200 to his wife and all other real estate, to Thomas Baker and William Edmeades, in trust for his grandson, Thomas Henry Baker, son of Thomas Baker and his male heirs. In default of such heirs, in trust for each successive son of Thomas Baker by his daughter, Maria. In default, then in trust for his daughters, Maria and Emma, after their deaths,in trust for his own right heirs.
   During the minority of grandson Thomas Henry Baker or any other grandson or grand daughter, the rents and profits of his real estate will be applied for their maintenance and education.
   Rest and remainder of his personal estate , subject to payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to Thomas Baker and William Edmeades, in trust, for his grandson, Thomas Baker at 21 years of age.
   He appoints Thomas Baker, Senior and William Edmeades executors.
   Witnesses: Han Sandys, Han Sandys, Junior and Sampson Sandys.
   Proved 31st December 1835. Power reserved to Reverend William Henry Edmeades, in the will written William Henry Edmeades

140.   Brass, North Aisle, from Thorpe (Master of Cobham College of Priests)

Hic jacet JOHANNES GERY quondam focius hujus Collegii qui obiit
V11 die Julii anno domini MCCCCXLV11 cujus anime propicietur Deus Amen

141.   Brass in Nave , Man in Clerical Dress, (Master of Cobham College of Priests)

Hic jacet Magister JOHANNES GLADWYN quondam
Magister istius Collegii cujus anime propicietur Deus Amen

On Brass Labels
"In die judicu libera me Domine with mercy and grace"
"Jesu mercy"
"Lady Help"

GUNNING see HAYES

142.   Brass?, in Nave, from Thorpe, almost worn way in his time

Here lieth ALYCE HARPER Daughter to NICHOLAS HARPER, Esquire first
Wyfe to WILL[                 ] late to EDWARD [                         ]

143.   Charity Board, South Wall, Nave

Benefactions
WLLIAM HAYES Esq,
by his will dated
19th Oct 1678
bequeathed to the
poor of this Parish for ever
Twelve Shillings
(issuing out of his lands)
to be laid out in bread on
Christmas Eve annually
RICHARD HAYES Esq
(of Ouletts in this Parish)
by his will dated
16th March 1789
bequeathed to the poor of
this Parish for the time being
(being Householders therein)
and not receiving Relief
Eighty Pounds
to be disposed of as
GEO. GUNNING Esq &
Mr PHILIP BOGHURST
(the trustees of his will)
should direct & the sum hath
been accordingly invested in
112.9.6 three per cent
Consolidated Bank Annuities
in the names of the
said Trustees and
a Deed of Trust & Settlement
thereof made
11th June 1794

144.   Black Ledger North West End of the Nave, (under table at present)

"In hope of a Happy
Resurrection thro' Jesus Christ"
Beneath this Marble rests the Dust of
BONHAM HAYES He died the [ ] day of
April 1720 Aged 70 Years
Also beneath this marble ELIZABETH
his Wife and nine of their children
and two grandchildren, which ELIZABETH
was Daughter of GEORGE SAVAGE
and ELIZABETH of Luddesdown
in this County and died the 27th day of
May 1736 Aged 81 Years
ELIZABETH, ELIZABETH and SARAH
Daughters of the above BONHAM and
ELIZABETH HAYES died in their infancy
WILLIAM HAYES eldest Son buried
the 7th day of August 1710 Aged 32 Years
BONHAM HAYES second Son buried at
Upminster in the County of Essex the 15th
day of April 1752 Aged 73 Years
RICHARD HAYES third Son buried the
4th day of February 1754 Aged 71 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th October 1719
Bonham Hayes, Gentleman.
All his debts and legacies to be paid with convenient speed
   His Capital Mansion, he lives in, with barns, stables, court yards, orchards, arable, meadows, pasture, hop grounds in Cobham, of about 220 acres; also his house, stables, barns, outhouses, yards and land in Cobham, now occupied by Edward Partridge, of about 7 acres; also 1 acre in Cobham he purchased from Thomas Fletcher, in his own occupation; also a house, stables, barns, outhouses, gardens, arable, pasture and woods of about 10 acres in Cobham, occupied by Robert Gunning, Butcher; also 2?, pieces of ground in Cobham, occupied by Thomas Latter; 3 houses, outhouses, yards, garden, orchards; piece of arable, pasture and wood, which with 2 of the houses are in Chilham, Chartham, Godmersham, Crundall, Waltham and Petham, occupied by John Page, Thomas Malberry, John Griggs and John Wanstall, of about 44 acres, to his son, Richard Hayes and the lawful heirs of his body, in default, then to his sons, in order of George, then John and their lawful heirs, in default of these heirs, then to testator's own right heirs, for ever.
   His wife to have use of the little parlour chamber and little parlour below stairs in his mansion in Cobham and furniture in those rooms, for life, and to have free board with son Richard, if she thinks fit to accept.
   His house, with barn, stable, outhouses, yards, gardens, orchard, land and woods in Meopham and Nurstead, of about 60 acres, occupied by William Rich; also his house, barn, stables, outhouses, gardens, orchard, land and woods in Cobham, occupied by Elizabeth Jackson, about 24 acres, to son George and lawful heirs of his body.
   His house, barns, stables, outhouses, garden, orchard, land and woods in Cooling and Frindsbury, of about 70 acres, occupied by Jonathan Ware, to son Bonham and the lawful heirs of his body, subject to the payment of an annuity of 15 to his mother, for life, as laid out in an indenture dated 29th September 1676, between William Hayes of Cobham, Gentleman, deceased, on one part, Elizabeth Savage of Cobham, Spinster, George Savage of Luddesdown, Yeoman, her father and Richard Parker of Cobham, Yeoman, her uncle.
   His houses and wharfs in Gravesend, occupied by Thomas Hall, Henry?, [              ] Herring and Richard Dunstan ?, ; also 2 houses in Cobham, occupied by William West and William Rankey?, to son John Hayes and the lawful heirs of his body.
   To daughter, Mary (smudged) 500 (     smudged     ), if Mary dies without being lawfully married the legacy id void.
   To son Bonham, 10 for mourning; to son George, 100, within a year after his death with interest earned.
   To son John, 250.
   If his personal estate is not sufficient to pay the legacies, he charges the property bequeathed to son Richard, with payment of the legacies.
   To his wife, 10 for mourning, all gold and silver money she has at his death, also his plate, linen, upon trust; she to share it equally among their children.
   To cousins, John and Henry Arcourt, Ann Boss and Elizabeth Hulls, one guinea each for a ring. He desires John Arcourt to be Overseer of his will; he desires his wife and children to live together to help and comfort each other.
   Residue of real and personal estate, to son Richard, for ever.
   Witnesses: Lydia Menheire, George Swift and Henry Elwood.
   Proved 4th May 1720

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 26th October 1752
Richard Hayes of Cobham, Gentleman.
First, his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
To sister, Mary Hayes, 50 and 1 guinea for a ring.
To niece, Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of his late brother, Bonham, 20.
To niece, Elizabeth daughter of his late brother John, 100
To nephew, George Hayes, 50.
To niece Katherine Hayes, 20.
Executors to lay our 20 shillings in good brad for the poor of Cobham.
   His sister Mary Hayes to have the use of the little parlour and chamber above it , his his capital house in Cobham, for as long as she remains single and privilege, with her servants to dress her and their victuals in the kitchen and wash her or their clothes in the wash house and to brew beer in the brew house , also to have firewood, from his land, but only for that house.
   All of his houses and land in Cobham are charged with the payment of 20 per annum to nephew, Richard Hayes. All his property in Cooling and Frindsbury, to brother George for life; after George's death, then to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever.
   His half share of land in Allhallows, about 80 acres occupied by Robert Bills and other real estate there, to brother George for life, after his death, to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever.
   His half share of the property in which his brother George lives, and where the late Mrs Ann Bosse dwelt, and all the outhouses and lands, of about 120 acres, in Swanscombe, left to him and brother George by Mrs Ann Bosse; also his half share of a farm in Bierton, Buckinghamshire, occupied by Maximilian Smith and all the lands, also bequeathed by Mrs Bosse, to brother George, for life and after his death, the property in Cooling, Frindsbury and Cobham, to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever; his half share of property in Allhallows, about 80 acres, to brother, George, for life and after his death, to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever.
   His half share of house brother George lives in and the 120 acres at Swanscombe, the property in Buckinghamshire, to brother George for life and after his death, to nephew, Bonham Hayes, forever.
   Residue of real and personal estate, to brother George; George is his executor.
   Witnesses: John Shaw, Robert Gunning and William Johnson.
   Proved 31st January 1754 (sic)

145.  Black Ledger, South West End of Nave

In Hope of a Happy Resurrection
thro Jesus Christ
near this Marble rests the Dust of
GEORGE HAYES fourth Son
of BONHAM and ELIZABETH HAYES
buried the 23rd day of October 1754
Aged 66 Years
ROBERT HAYES fifth Son
buried the 17th day of March 1707
Aged 17 Years
JOHN HAYES sixth and youngest Son of the above
BONHAM HAYES and ELIZABETH his Wife
buried the 26th day of June 1743
Aged 43 Years
JOHN HAYES eldest Son of the above
JOHN and ELIZABETH his Wife
was buried the 12th day of September 1746
Aged 18 Years
GEORGE HAYES third Son
was buried the 14th day of September 1757
Aged 25 Years
and beneath this Marble MARY HAYES
fourth and youngest Daughter of
BONHAM and ELIZABETH HAYES
was buried the 25tgh day of November 1758
Aged 64 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th February 1754
George Hayes of Swanscombe, Gentleman.
First, all his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   Executor to lay out 20 shillings per parish, in good wholesome bread for the poor of Cobham and Swanscombe.
   To his sister, Mary Hayes, 10 for mourning and 1 guinea for a ring.
   His half share in his dwelling house where the late Mrs Ann Boss lived, and the barns, outhouses, yards, gardens, orchards, pasture, marsh and woodland in Swanscombe, about 120 acres and other real estate in Kent, bequeathed to him and his late brother, Richard Hayes by Ann Boss, and all the barns, farmland and buildings in Bierton, Buckinghamshire, occupied by Maximilian Smith and property elsewhere in Buckinghamshire, bequeathed to him and brother Richard by Ann Boss, to nephew, Bonham Hayes, for ever, subject to his sister, Mary and niece Elizabeth Hayes, having use of the little parlour and chamber over it, in his house at Swanscombe, for life. They to be provided with food, washing and fire, for life, as long as they remain single.
   To nephew, Bonham Hayes, the lease of the farm granted to him by Edward Sanders, Esquire; also a lease of woodland granted to him by John Petty, Gentleman and his stock of corn, straw, hay and implements; also ready money and money owed. His nephew, Richard Hayes, his executor to have nothing to do with these estates, or to inter-meddle. Also to Bonham Hayes, 400.
   His house and land of about 60 acres in Meopham and Nurstead, occupied by William Rich; his house, barn, and land of about 24 acres in Round Street, Cobham, late occupied by his late brother, Richard; also his share of the house and land of about 80 acres, occupied by Robert Bills, (at Allhallows), to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever.
   His house and farm at Cobham and several pieces of land belonging, in Cobham and Meopham of about 30 acres, occupied by Richard Lenham, to nephew, Richard Hayes, for ever, subject to payment of an annuity of !0 to niece, Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of late brother, Bonhan , for life, as long as she remains single. If she marries, the annuity is void and he gives her in lieu, 200.
   His sister's executors are obliged, by bond, to pay him,500, as the sole executor and residuary legatee of the personal estate of his brother, Richard. If his sister, Mary dies unmarried, then within
6 months of her death, he gives the 500 as follows; 200 to nephew, Bonham Hayes; 200 to niece, Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of late brother, John and 100 to niece, Katherine Hayes.
   To nephews, William Hayes and George Hayes, 50 each, within 5 years after his death of sooner if executor thinks fit. The reason he is only giving 50 each is because their conduct and behaviour has not been agreeable to him, but if either of them become reformed, his executor to allow him otr them, being reformed, something towards their support, but no more than he thinks fit.
   Residue to nephew, Richard Hayes, who is his sole executor.
   Witnesses: John Shaw, Joseph Wellard and William Fulljames.
   Proved 26th October 1754

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 20th April 1758
Mary Hayes, of Swanscombe, Spinster.
All her debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   Within 30 days after her death, executor to spend 20 shillings in good, wholesome bread for the poor of Swanscombe and the same for the poor of Cobham.
   To Richard Savage of Farley, Yeoman, son of Richard Savage late of Cobham, Yeoman, 20; to George Savage, son of Robert Savage, late of Luddesdown, Yeoman, deceased, 5.
   To god daughter, Mary Norditch, daughter of George Savage late of Cobham, Yeoman, deceased, 5.
   To Ann Edmeads, servant of her nephew, Bonham Hayes, if she is in his service at testator's death, 5.
In case of the death of any of these legatees before they receive the money, then within one year of her death their legacy goes to niece, Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of John Hayes, her late brother.
   To nephews, Bonham and Richard Hayes and niece, Elizabeth Hayes and John Savage of Cobham. Yeoman, 1 guinea each for a ring.
   To nephew, William Hayes and niece, Katherine Wade, wife of John Wade of Meopham, Apothecary, 10 each for mourning
   To Bonham Hayes, 300 stock in the 3% Second Subscription Reduced Bank Annuities, in trust, to allow her nephew, William Hayes to have the dividends for lie and after his death, in trust, for his lawfully begotten children, in default, the 300 stock to niece, Elizabeth Hayes.
   To nephew, Bonham Hayes, 300 more of the same stock, upon trust, to allow niece Katherine Wade the dividends for life, free of the control of her husband; after her death, the 300 upon trust, for the benefit of her lawfully begotten children; in default of these children, the 300 stock to niece, Elizabeth Hayes.
   The rest of her stock, after payment of her debts, funeral and probate costs, to nephew, Bonham Hayes, upon trust, to allow Elizabeth Hayes the dividends for life and after her death to her lawfully begotten children.
   To Elizabeth Hayes, all household goods and implements, plate, linen, clothes, ready money, and effects; her debts, funeral and probate costs and legacies being first paid, provided she marries with the consent and approval of Bonham Hayes, his executors and administrators.
   She appoints Bonham Hayes her executor, and for his troubles, he to have 50, over and above what she has already bequeathed him.
   Witnesses: John Shaw, George Coombes and Ann Edmeads
  
Proved 4th December 1758

HEBBORNE see EAGLESTONE

LEGGE see CLAVERYNGG

LORD see EAGLESTONE

PYE see WESTCOTT

SMEDLER see EAGLESTONE

146.   Brass, with figure of a Master of Cobham College of Priests, Chancel, from Thorpe

Hic jacet Dominus JOHANNES SPROTTE, quandam Magister
istius Collegii qui obiit XXV die mensis Octobris anno
domini MCCCCLXXXXVII cujus animae propicietur Deus

STUART see WEBB

147.   Brass, with figure of Man in Clerical Dress, a Master of Cobham College of Priests


Willms TANNERR

Hic jacet WILLMS TANNERR qui primus obiit Magister
istius Collegii XXII die mensis Junii anno domini M
CCCCXVIII cujus anime propicietur Deua Amen

148.   Black Ledger in Chancel

S. M.
THOMAS WEBB Armigeri
Nobilmi D.D. JACOBI STUARTI
Richmondiae et Leviniae Dueis
A secretis fidissimi
qui 7th Octob 1649 aetatisq
sua 49 vita deposvit morta
dem immortalem indvit ac
JACOBI et LUCIA liberas ex
ELIZABETHA WOODHOUSE
nortolciensi uxor sua
vissima faemini lectissima
obsidione apud Oxonium
mortua susceptos supstites
reliqvit

149.   Veined White Marble Tablet with Arms, East Wall, South Aisle

In Memory of
Mrs ANN WESTCOTT a fond Mother and
tender Wife who died Jany. 29th 1760
Aged 36 Years a near relation of the Rev
Mr CHAPMAN of this church
Vicar
Ne adularo marmor
in mortalibus nis boni
hoc folum memorare posteris
tibi mendo
RICHARDUM CHAPMAN A.M
hujus ecclesiae per annos XXIX
et Friendsburiensis paene XXXVI
vixisse Vicarium
mortale corpus huic caemeteria
Deo immortali et Christo Salvatori
animam dicasse
et anno salutis MDCCLXII
die Junii XXVI
Aetatis LXIV
ex hac vita migrasse
hic etiam juxta reliqias corissima con-jugis
positae sum exuviae ELIZABETHA CHAPMAN uxoris
fidelissima quaeannum octagessimum nonum
agens e vta spe refurnectiones laetae migravit
Septembris 30th 1780

150.   Variegated Marble Tablet, Close to above

In Memory
of FOSS WESTCOTT Esquire
who spent many years abroad in the service
of the East India Company at Fort St. George
where he held several important stations
with honour and integrity
He returned to East Greenwich the place of his nativity
and died there universally esteemed & lamented
on the 20th day of October 1764 in the 42nd Year of his Age
He was first married in India to ANN PYE
for whom he erected the adjoining monument
and who lies interred with him in a vault near this place
He had by her two Sons viz., GEORGE & CHARLES EDWARD
He afterwards married MARY the eldest Daughter
and co-heiress of HEATH CALLAN of the City of Rochester, Esq.,
by whom he left one Son BROOKE & two Daughters
viz., MARY ANN & AMELIA BROOK
This monument was erected by his afflicted Widow
in gratitude & remembrance of his many private virtues
as a Husband, a Father & a Friend,
in the year 1767
MARY ANN WESTCOTT died November 20th 1771
and is interred in this vault
MARY BENNETT Wife of FOSS WESTCOTT Esq.,
died October 13th 1804 and is interred therein

151.   Worn Ledger in Floor of South Aisle

ANN the Wife of
FOSS WESTCOTT Esq who
died the 29th of Jany. 17[60]
Aged [3]6 Years
FOSS WESTCOTT Esq., who
died the 20th of October 1764
Aged 42 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th September 1764
Foss Westcott of Greenwich, Gentleman.
He desires to be buried in the vault at Cobham where his former wife is buried. His debts and funeral costs to be paid  as soon as possible.
   To his wife, Mary, all the jewels, plate, china, useful and ornamental, inlaid work, linen, household goods and furniture, books, pictures, prints, carriages, horses and clothes.
   His diamond ring which he usually wears, to son George, also to George, for ever, land called New Marsh at Eastham, Essex, late the estate of his father George and all other land in Essex. Also to son George, his half share of several house in Bethnal Green.
   To son Charles when he is 18, his gold watch, with the letters of his name on the dial plate instead of numbers; if Charles dies before he is 18, the watch to son, Brooke Foss Westcott; he desires the latter two sons not to sell the watch.
   He gave to son George, 500 when he went to the East Indies, "to begin the world with" and paid 100 to fit him for the voyage. To put son Charles on an equal footing, his executors will, in case he wishes to go to the East Indies and pay him 500 when he embarks on that voyage, plus 100 to fit him out. If Charles does not wish to go, the executors will use the 600 or as much as they think sufficient for putting him apprentice to any business, trade or profession as they judge best or to maintain him at university or otherwise. If the whole sum is not used he will have the residue when he is 21.
   To his brother in law, John Wilson of Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Surgeon, (and one of his executors), 100. If John Wilson dies in his lifetime, then the 100 goes to the children of sister, Mary, living at time of his death, at 20 each.
   To sister in law, Ann Calland of Rochester, 50.
   Residue of money, securities for money, goods, chattels and personal estate, to his wife, Mary, brother in law, John Wilson and his wife's cousin, Joseph Brooke of Bloomsbury Square, Esquire, upon trust; they to invest money in Public Funds or freehold, mortgages, leasehold or copyhold land and houses in England, and to invest some of the income, upon trust. Wilson and Brooke to allow his wife income from the funds for life, as log as she remains his widow, for her and their children's support, including son Charles until he is 21 or is put out in the world. After his wife's death or remarriage, trustees to sell or call in a sufficient amount to raise 6,000 and stand possessed of 3,000, part of the 6,000, in trust, for son George and the other half of the 6,000 in trust for son Charles, they will receive the sums when they are 21.
   What is left of his personal estate, once the 6,000 has been raised, upon trust, for the benefit of his children by his present wife, as she, by her will directs. If she does not marry again or does not give the direction, then the fund to be equally divided among his children at 21 or day of marriage for girls, if sooner.
   If he has no children living, by his present wife, then, after her death or remarriage, the funds, upon trust, for the benefit of the children of his sister, Mary Wilson, then living.
   If he has no sons living at his death, the 6,000 given to his sons goes to his wife Mary, by a settlement made on his marriage to his present wife.
   He appoints his trustees as his executors. His wife to be guardian of his children until they are 21.
   Witnesses: Hugh Norris, George Gardener and Richard Black.
 
Codicil 8th September 1764
To Joseph Brooke, 50
Witnesses: As for will.
Proved 21st November 1765

N. B: Brooke Foss Westcott, a noted theologian, was Bishop of Durham in the 19th century and his son, Foss Westcott was a Bishop in India

WESTEBY see CLAVERYNGG

WOODHOUSE see WEBB

152.   Unidentified Monument, c. 1600, North Wall, North Aisle


Unidentified Monument, c. 1600

ADDENDA - UNIDENTIFIED MONUMENTS

SECTION A This monument is in a very prominent position on the highest point of this section. There is no sign of an inscription but the acroteria, (the corner decorations), are also found on the ledger of Catherine Bligh, daughter of the Earl of Darnley in Section F.


SECTION D This monument has no surviving inscription. The crest on the west side, features a winged griffin,
(
see detail, below). Possibly a member of the Earl of Darnley's family?



Crest on west side of above

END

 

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ACCLETON 56
ADDISON 98, 99
AKERS 1
ALLEN 2
ANDERSON 76
AVERY 3
AXTEN 4, 5, 6

BAKER 7, 8, 133
BARTON 9
BATT 10
BEADLE 11
BENNETT 150, 151

BERRY 12
BINDER 13
BLIGH 14, 17, 134
BODMAN 52
BOGHURST 143
BRADBEAR 19, 37
BRENDEWODE 135
BROAD 20, 21, 22, 23
BROOK 150
BROOKE 150
BUCKRIDGE 24
BUTLER 108

CALLAN 150
CAREY 6
CHAPMAN 118, 149
CLAVERYNGGE 136
CLIFTON 134, 135
COLYER 25
COMPORT 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
COOK 30, 31, 32
COPELIN 33, 34, 35, 36
CROCKER 37, 38
CUCKNEY 39

DARNLEY 14, 15, 16, 18
DASHWOOD 89
DAY 40
de COBHAM 137
DEARING 40b

EAGLESTONE 138
EDMEADES 133, 139
EDWARDS 33
EYRE 118
FENNER 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 100
FLISHER 33
FRANCKLYN 48
GERY 140
GILBERT 49, 50
GISBORNE 17
GLADWYN 141
GLOVER 19
GRANSDEN 51
GRANT 52
GROVER 52, 53
GUNNING 54, 71, 143
HARMAN 55
HARPER 142
HAYES 57, 143, 144, 145
HAYWARD 108
HEAVER 56
HEBBORNE 138
HERBERT 58
HILL 59, 60
HILLS 48, 61, 118, 128
HOLTE 62
HOTINE 117
HOWE 63
HUGGENS 64
HUMPHREY 19
JOHNSON 65-69
JONES 70
JOY 71

KILLENBACK 72
KNIGHT 73

LATHBURY 74
LEGGE 135
LENHAM 75
LEVITT 76
LEWIS 49
LITCHFIELD 77

LORD 138

MALLALIEU 78
MANNERING 79
MAPLESDEN 80
MARSHALL 10
MARYL 81
MATHEW 81
MAYALL 78
MIDDLETON 82
MONK 83, 84
MORRAD 85, 86

NEWTON 119

PACKMAN 87
PANKHURST 88
PEALL 89
PEMBLE 94, 129
PREBBLE 27
PYE 90, 150

RAPLEY 91
REDE 42
REEVES 92
ROWE 93
RUSSELL 94, 95
SANDERS 97
SAUNDERS 125
SAVAGE 52, 98, 100, 101, 144
SAWYER 102
SCRIMES 103
SHEARLEY 29
SHEARMAN 104-106, 129
SMALL 48
SMEDLER 138
SMITH 107
SNOAD 108, 109
SPROTTE 146
STEVENS 110, 129
STEWARD 111
STILES 112
STOKES 113, 114
SWAIN 115

TANNERR 147
TILL 116, 117
TODD 118
TREADWELL 119
TUPPER 120

USHER 99, 121, 122, 123

WAGHORNE 124
WANSTALL 125
WATERMAN 126
WEBB 148
WELLARD 127
WELLS 91, 128, 129
WELSH 130
WESTCOTT 149, 150
WESTEBY 135
WICKENS 131
WILKERSON 132

WOOD 123
WOODHOUSE 148

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