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Monumental Inscriptions of All Saints Church, Frindsbury - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011

Introduction All Saints Church, Frindsbury, ME2 4UR stands on an elevated position a short distance north west of Rochester, and is a prominent structure on the skyline for a considerable distance around. Unlike most of the Medway Towns ancient churches, it was not partly destroyed and rebuilt in the 19th century, (the north aisle is a 19th century structure). The monuments in the churchyard have been undisturbed and represent a wide range of dates and designs. Many of the larger monuments even retain their original railings, surviving the depredations of two world wars. This is a unique feature in the towns, and a credit to past vicars and parishioners.
   This record was made in the winter of 2010 – 2011, when the low raking light of the sun was essential to highlight the most worn inscriptions.
   The ground level of the churchyard is often considerably higher than it was in the 18th century, at least 12 inches if not more, those parts of the inscriptions below ground level are in very good condition, even where the exposed inscription has almost gone. I have done my very best to identify as many monuments as possible, but a few will remain lost to time, weather and acid rain! The earliest surviving, datable stone is of 1685 and the most recent 2007.
   Where details are missing from the monuments I have filled in gaps from the registers, thus: [   ]. If the
identity is uncertain, I have inserted a question mark.
   Among the highlights of this survey was the discovery of the Needler cousins, who are buried inside the church. see Notes.
   I have included notes on as many of the people buried here as I was able, the most informative from Wills, also Directories and the Census, etc., some very brief, and some substantial, I hope this proves of interest, and puts some flesh on the bones.

                                                                                                                            D. E. Williams March 2011


ALL SAINTS, FRINDSBURY, FROM THE SOUTH EAST
IN THE RIGHT FOREGROUND IS A PART OF SECTION A, WITH THE RAILED LITTLE 
FAMILY TOMB AND THE HEADSTONE OF JAMES SMITH. FLANKING THE SOUTH 
AISLE OF THE CHURCH IS SECTION B. CLOSE TO THE AISLE ARE TOMBS WITH 
THEIR ORIGINAL RAILINGS, INCLUDING THE BOGHURST AND GUNNING FAMILIES

Section A  is all that area east of the Chancel, bounded on the south by the footpath, and
                          on the east and north by the churchyard walls.

Section B  is that area south of the church, bounded on the south by the footpath.

Section C  is all that area south of the footpath, bounded on the south and west by the
                           churchyard walls.

Section D  is all that area north of the church, bounded on the north by the churchyard wall,
                           and on the west by the footpath to Vicarage Lane.

Section E  interior of Church

Section A - is all that area east of the Chancel, bounded on the south by the footpath,
                                   and on the east and north by the churchyard walls.

1.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN ACHINACHY
LATE FOREMAN OF THE
ORDNANCE MAGAZINE AT UPNOR CASTLE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th OF OCTOBER 1837
AGED 71 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"Who trusts in God are Blessed"

 

2.   Voluted Granite

IN MEMORY OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM ALLEN
EDWARD CARE ALLEN
MARY ANN ALLEN
1937
"The Shades lengthen and the
Evening comes, and the busy World
Is hushed, the fever of Life is over,
And our Work is Done"

None of these individuals appear in the Burial Register for 1937. Edward Allen., Teacher of Music, Bill Street Road, (Kelly's Directory 1913).Frederick Allen, Organist, at All Saints ?

3Elaborate Classical Chest Tomb, Railed on Three Sides


Arnold certainly got the decent tomb he desired. The details at the corners are rather fine. I don't know what happened to the railings at the east end, but their absence certainly made it much easier to read the eroded ledger


West end of Nathaniel Arnold's Tomb

Ledger

NATHANIEL ARNOLD OF
THIS PARISH [WHO] DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY178[5]
AGED 60? YEARS
THOMAS MOULDEN, GENT.
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th SEPT. 18[09]
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE
REBECCA MOULDEN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED] [ ] SEPTEMBER
1813 IN THE 76th YEAR OF HER AGE
MARY MOULDEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MOULDEN
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[   ]OLD? BOR[ ] [ ] [JULY] [1826]
AGED [48] YEARS
THOMAS MOULDEN ESQ.
[   ] [OCTOBER 1848]
[AGED 80 YEARS]

South Side

IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
[THOMAS] AND REBECCA MOULDEN, SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 9th OF JUNE 1789 AGED 15? YEARS
ALSO CHARLES [ARNOLD] THEIR SON [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th OF JULY 1789
AGED 11 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
[ALSO] [MARGARET] MOULDEN [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] JANUARY 1797 AGED 27? YEARS
ALSO THOMAS HORATIO MOULDEN SON OF THOMAS & MARY MOULDEN OF LONDON BORN OCT. 9th 179[9] DIED [DEC.] [   ] 1799 (one line)

North Side

ALSO CAROLINE MOULDEN DAUGHTER OF THOS. & MARY MOULDEN WHO DIED 20th NOVEMBER 1824 IN HER SEVENTEENTH YEAR (one line)
EMMA FOURTH DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & MARY MOULDEN
BORN 7th JULY 1806
DIED [   ] OCTOBER 1840
[ARNOLD] SON OF THOS. & MARY MOULDEN WHO DIED 5th JULY 1812 IN THE 10th YEAR OF HIS AGE

East Side

SUSANNAH [   ]
GEORGE [ ]
[   ]

West Side

ARMORIAL CREST

Nathaniel Arnold was a Yeoman Farmer. The Mouldens make up the majority of burials in this vault. Nathaniel's uncle Charles, also a Yeoman Farmer, died 1784 (no monument found), left a considerable amount of property in his PCC will to the children of the Mouldens, (see Moulden notes) In his will dated 21st July 1784, Nathaniel Arnold desires "to be buried in an elm or fir coffin, covered in lead, in a vault to be made for that purpose at the east end of Frindsbury church yard, with a decent stone tomb to be built thereon". His bequests are: To his cousin and good friend, Thomas Moulden, of Rochester, Sailmaker, his gold watch , chain and seal, and his silver tankard. To cousin Rebecca Moulden, wife of Thomas, a diamond ring. To Ursula Forster, servant of his late uncle, Charles, £50. To Francis Barrow of Strood, Surgeon and Apothecary, 20 guineas. To god daughter, Elizabeth Ann Frederick, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth of Gravesend, £50 at 21 years. To servant, Mary Hobbs, £50 plus her bed and all the contents of her bedroom; in addition an annuity for life of £50 per annum, "for long and faithful service", payable out of his parsonage at Allhallows, given him by his uncle, Charles, which Nathaniel leaves to Rebecca Moulden, for unexpired term of lease. (Clergy were often non resident, especially on the Hoo Peninsula, so Parsonages and land were leased out to farmers). After Rebecca's death then to all her living children. Also two properties in Frindsbury, one of 16 acres, occupied by Mr Wilstead; one at Clay Hill at Hoo, occupied by Sarah Gates, for life, after Rebecca's death, as above. Upon trust, to Thomas Moulden, Mary Hobbs and Francis Barrow, all his funds, to pay dividends and interest, etc. to Mary Hubbard, wife of Samuel Hubbard,for life; after her death, to her lawfully begotten children at 21 or daughter(s) at marriage. Residue to Executors, upon trust, to sell and buy Government Stocks and other securities with the proceeds, to pay dividends and interest to Rebecca Moulden for life, after her death to her children at 21 or marriage of daughter(s). Executors: Thomas Moulden, Mary Hobbs and Francis Barrow. Witnesses: William Hammond, J. Simmons, Attorney of Chatham, and William Jefferys, Clerk to Mr Simmons (PCC Will PROB11/1126)

Thomas Moulden, Senior, of Rochester, was Master Sail Maker at Chatham Dockyard. He married Rebecca Arnold at Frindsbury in 1764. In his will ,dated 16th May 1803, he desires, "my body be deposited in the vault in Frindsbury church yard, where the remains of my deceased children and late kinsman, Mr Nathaniel Arnold are deposited" He bequeaths to his friend William Hopson, Esq. of Milton, Sittingbourne, 20 guineas for a mourning ring, as a small token of his respect. To sister Sarah Burton, nieces Rebecca and Elizabeth Friend, 10 guineas each. To Mr Josiah Evans, Sailmaker at Deptford Dock Yard, 10 guineas for a mourning ring, a small token of esteem and friendship. To Thomas Renchar?, Sailmaker at Chatham Dock Yard, 30 guineas, "in consideration of his faithful service to me when he was my apprentice and approbation of his conduct ever since". Freehold property in his own occupation in Rochester, purchased from the Dean and Chapter, to wife, Rebecca for life, after her death to son, Thomas, on condition that he delivers to Executors a Bond of Obligation as security for an annuity of £30 per annum to be paid to daughter, Rebecca Curling. In trust to Executors, £800 to pay interest from that sum to Rebecca Curling, for maintenance and education of her children by her husband, Henry Curling, until 21. At 21 they are to share £800. If no children, interest to Rebecca Curling. After her death, £800 between son Thomas Moulden and daughter Susannah Slaughter. All household furniture to wife for life, after her death, to son and daughter, as above. To his wife all monies as may arise from his apprentices in H.M. Dock Yard, Chatham. Residue to son, Thomas and son in law, Edward Slaughter. Executors: Thomas Moulden, William Hammond and Edward Slaughter. Witnesses: Abel Hubbard, Foreman of Sailmakers and J.D. Sawers, Clerk to the Master Attendent, Chatham Yard. (PCC Will PROB11/1505)

4.   Eight Feet West, Stone, Flush with Ground, Inscribed:

THE ENTRANCE OF
THE VAULT OF
NATHANIEL ARNOLD

 

5.  Headstone

[   ]
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
JOHN ATKINSON
OF THIS PARISH
DIED
AT TONBRIDGE (sic) WELLS
AUGUST [   ] MDCCCLV
IN HER 54th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN ATKINSON
[WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1856]
[AGED 57 YEARS}

Rear
[   ]
JOHN STAINES
ELDEST SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH ATKINSON
BORN JUNE 28th ? 1822
DIED APRIL 10th 1864

John, Senior, is described as a "Gentleman" in his PCC Will, PROB11/ 2232, of 1st April 1856. Son, John Staines, of Frindsbury, Civil Engineer, Nephew, Daniel Smith of City of London, Wholesale Confectioner, Executors. All real and personal estate to son and nephew. His son died at Chelsea. Witnesses: Elizabeth Weal of Frindsbury, Washerwoman and Melborough Scott of Frindsbury, Domestic Servant.

AUSTEN see HALLUMS

 

6.  Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BALLARD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th ? OF NOVEMBER 1864
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE ELIZA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th OF JANUARY 1867
AGED 62 YEARS
"She looketh well to the way of her
Household and eateth not the bread
of [  ] ness"
"Whither in this World,I did remain
My latter days were Grief and Pain
But then the Lord did think it best
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO THOMAS MATTHEW
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JULY 1868
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS

William Ballard, died 1864 was a Farmer at Brick House Farm, (1861 Census) This was of 35 acres and employed 3 men. Ballard was a Parish Constable for the Stone House Lane area in 1847
   Thomas Ballard, died 1892, is entered as a Market Gardener at Stone House Farm ( Kelly's Directory 1891). I did not find the latter's sister in the Burial Register

7.   Fallen, Broken Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS BALLARD
OF STONEHOUSE FARM, FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 10th 1892
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ELLEN BUSH
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 25th 1874 ?
AGED 43 YEARS
"The pains of life are past,
Labour and sorrow cease,
And life's warfare closed at last,
Their souls are found in peace"

 

8.   Small Headstone


It seems that Baynard, the Chatham Shipwright, was still working at 79!

WILL. BAYNARD
SHIPWRIGHT OF HIS
MAJTYS YARD AT CHAT
HAM DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 7th OF
AUGT. 1723 & IN YE
80th YEAR OF HIS AGE

William Baynard was a Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard. Although he lived in Cage Lane, Chatham he owned two properties in Frindsbury, one occupied by William Martin, a Mason; the other was occupied by Baynard's grand daughter, Mercy Rogers, which she inherits. He also owned two houses in Five Bells Lane, Rochester and a further two houses in Cage Lane, Chatham. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will, DRb/PW51)

9.   Railed Ledger on a Brick base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BEADLE
OF THIS PARISH
NURSERYMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 13th 1858
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
MARY BEADLE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DEC.
19th 1836 IN THE 50th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
MARY [ANN BEADLE ]
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM BEADLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 7th 1861
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BEADLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 30th 1881
AGED 51 YEARS

William Beadle's Nursery was at Bill Street. His daughter's death was the subject of an inquest. She was found dead with her garters around her neck and an empty bottle of laudanum. What appeared at first to be suicide was actually an accident. Her servant testified that Miss Beadle had had trouble sleeping and was using the drug to help her sleep. She was also in the habit of putting things around her neck, including garters! The drug had the effect of swelling her neck, thus tightening the garters which restricted the blood supply to the brain, causing death. Verdict:" Accidental Death". (Newspaper Reports, see Times online)

10.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF [JOHN] BERRY LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 6th 1805
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MARIA BERRY DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE [WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ?]
THE [   ] DEC. [1806] AGED [   ] YEARS
[   ]

 

11.   Pedestals

ROBERT BLANCHE
WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1891
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BLANCHE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST 6th JUNE 1928
AGED 94 YEARS

Robert Blanche was a Market Gardener, (Kelly's Directory 1882). His wife died at Folkestone

12.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY BREWSTER
AND MARY HIS WIFE
HE DIED [   ] DEC. 1747
AGED 74 YEARS
SHE DIED [   ] JAN. 1747 (1748)
AGED 67 YEARS

 

BRODIE see MASON

 

13.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[JAME]S BROWNING
[OF] THIS PARISH
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF MAY 1845
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARY BROWNING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST [1848]
AGED 78 YEARS

James Browning was a Blacksmith (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW66) Possibly an Overseer in 1818 ?
   Mary Browning's PCC Will PROB11/2081, dated 4th November 1845, leaves household goods, personal estate and effects, and £10 each to "valued friends", Maria and Jane Boghurst. Residue to friend and "faithful companion", Sarah Dunning, who is also Executor. Witnesses: J. Gibbs and Mary George, of Frindsbury.

14.   Railed Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BUDD
LATE GUNNER
IN THE ROYAL REGT. OF ARTILLERY
STATIONED AT UPNOR CASTLE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE15th JULY 1840
AGED 97 YEARS
ALSO PHILLIS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT PORTSMOUTH OCTOBER 1789
AGED 24 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIES HANNAH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 7th FEB. 1818
AGED 87 YEARS
LIKEWISE
WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
LATE FOREMAN OF THE ORDNANCE
POWDER MAGAZINE AT UPNOR CASTLE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3rd JANUARY 1856
IN HIS 70th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH THE MUCH LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th JANUARY 1881
AGED 95 YEARS AND 11 DAYS
ALSO JAMES SINCLAIR BUDD
SON OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1880
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
Mrs. MARY PILCHER DAUGHTER OF
WM. BUDD DIED 20th MAY 1859 AGED 75

William, Senior died at Brixton, Mary Pilcher at Woolwich (Registers)

BURROUGH see LATSON

 

15.   Geometric Granite

MARY FRANCES
WIFE OF JAMES L. BUTCHART
DIED 28th JANUARY 1912 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES LOW BUTCHART DIED 7th MARCH 1915 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO FRANK NICHOLAS BUTCHART YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1945 AGED 67 YEARS

James Butchart was an Oil Merchant at Canal Road, (Kelly's Directory 1891) Living at "St. Andrew, Hill Side Avenue in 1909, (Kelly's Directory)

16.  Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET WIFE OF
ALLAN CAMERON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
13th DAY OF APRIL 185[8]
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
FLORA CAMERON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
26th DAY OF NOVEMBER 186[2]
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN DONALD CAMERON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
12th ? DAY OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 19 YEARS
[   

Harriet Cameron is recorded in the Registers as from the "River Medway, Isle of Grain"? Was this a suicide or accidental death? If she had died on a vessel, I would expect the name of the vessel to be entered.

17.   Headstone


DETAIL FROM THE CARYER HEADSTONE
The Woman of Samaria?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF JOHN CARYER
DIED 9th SEPT. 1809 AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT THEIR SON
DIED 28th JUNE 1801 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN CARYER
DIED 11th MARCH 1814 AGED [4]2 YEARS

 

18.   Thick, Broken Ledger, on Stone base, once Railed


CHAMBERS AND FRISBY
The King's Head at Upnor must have been a flourishing enterprise to have funded what must have
been an expensive tomb. It is rather puzzling as to what broke such a thick stone slab, perhaps 
a large branch fell off the Chestnut trees which are above it ?

[THOMAS ]
[JANUARY 1843]
[AGED 55 YEARS]
[CATHERINE AN]N FRISBUY
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ ] JANUARY 1855
AGED 48 YEARS
[CATH]ERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th DAY OF JANUARY 1872
AGED [95] YEARS

George Chambers was a Victualler and ran "The King's Head" at Upnor (1841 Census). In 1861 Catherine Chambers ran a "Beer House" at Upnor, was this also "The King's Head"? (Census) Catherine Frisb(u)y was a long time Servant of the Chambers; she was baptised at St. Mary's in Chatham in 1805. The "King's Head" must have been very profitable judging by what must have been an expensive tomb. For such a strong structure, it is badly broken, did a tree branch fall on it ?

CHAPMAN see MEATES

19.  Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND JAMES CLACKETT DIED SUDDENLY 30th DECEMBER 1911 "In the midst of Life we are in Death" (one line)

North Side

ALSO CAROLINE REBECCA CLACKETT WHO DIED 13th FEBRUARY 1925 AGED 62 YEARS

 

20.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARGARET CLARE WHO DIED
[   ] AGED 61 YEARS (one line)

 

21.   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA WIFE OF
JAMES CLARK
AND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ANN HUBBLE
WHO DIED 1st ? DECEMBER 1831
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th ? AUGUST 1831
AGED 14 DAYS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES CLARK
WHO DIED 13th ? JUNE 1846
AGED 50 YEARS

James Clark died at St. Margaret's [Rochester], (Registers)

22.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. NANCY CLAR[K]
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF AUGUST 1849
AETAT 77 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM CLARK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF NOVEMBER 1851
AETAT 48 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS CLARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS [LIFE]
THE 16th OF FEBRUARY [1855]
AETAT [88] YEARS]

William Clark was a Baker; Thomas a Navy Pensioner. The latter married Nancy Briant at Frindsbury in June 1792 (1841 Census & Parish Registers)

23.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr. WILLIAM COLVILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st DAY OF APRIL 1829
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF Mrs. ANN COLVILL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [   ] DAY OF JULY 18[45]
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN COLVILL
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF SEPTEMBER [1854]
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN WIFE OF GEORGE COLVILL
AND MOTHER [ OF THE ABOVE ? ]
WHO DEPA[RTED THIS LIFE]
MARCH [1864]
AGED [62] YEARS
"She was Beloved by All who Knew Her"

William Colville appears in the 1804 Poll Book [List of Parliamentary Voters]. In 1841 Ann was living in Union Street, Rochester as "Independent"; George was "Collector of the Poor Rate" (Census) Ann died in Chatham, as did her grand-daughter.

24.  Ledger, Partly Buried

[TO]
[THE MEMORY OF]
MARY COWAN
[OBIT] 8th DECEMBER 1816
AETAT 65
REBECCA NEWNHAM
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
OBIT 23rd FEBRUARY 1821
AETAT 35
THOMAS WOODFORD
NEWNHAM ESQ.
OBIT 17th AUGUST 1831
AETAT 63

 

25.  Headstone and Ledger, Latter Very Eroded

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES CURELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th OF NOVEMBER 1868
IN THE 67th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"With Patience to the Last, he did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord thought fit,
But with a Christian Courage did Resign,
His Soul to God at his Appointed Time"
ALSO
CHRISTIANA CURELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th OF NOVEMBER 1883
AGED 84 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO
CHARLOTTE MARY ANN CURELL
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st ? OF MARCH 1868
IN THE 11th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
JOHN ALEXANDER CURELL
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO SUDDENLY DEPA[RTED] [THIS LIFE]
[   ]

James Curell, Barge Builder, brother of John? John began building barges at Frindsbury in 1841; by 1851 James had joined him. The barge "Christiana", named after his wife, was built in 1865. Probably the father of George Henry who took over the business ? See Section C

26.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM RICHARD CUREL
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1888
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH CUREL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 14th 1912
AGED 62 YEARS

William Curell, a Blacksmith, (1873 Post Office Directory); Engineer & Iron Founder (Kelly's Directory 1882) A member of the well known barge building family?

27.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CUTRESS
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 13th SEPTEMBER 1912
AGED 47 YEARS

In 1901 the wife of a Plate Layer at Snodland (Census)

28.  Pedestal and Curbs

South Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICHARD VICKERS DAVIES WHO DIED 14th JANUARY 1913 AGED 70 YEARS

North Curb

ALSO MARY ANN DAVIES WHO DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 60 YEARS

Pedestal

SIDNEY
RICHARD DAVIES
18th BATT. CANADIANS [  ]
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
11th OCTOBER 1918
AGED 36 YEARS

Richard Vickers Davies, a China & Glass Merchant of Doggett Square (1881 Census)

29.   Cruciform Coped

West Side

THOMAS HERMITAGE DAY
BORN JAN. 12th 1802
DIED DEC. 8th 1869

North Side

"Domine Spe[ ]" MARIA SOPHIA BINGHAM DAY
BORN AUGUST 23rd 1840
DIED APRIL 10th ? 1847


South Side

EMMA BINGHAM DAY
BORN APRIL 14th 1848
DIED MARCH 6th 1933

East Side
EMMA DAY
BORN MAY 18th 1816
DIED FEB. 26th 1874

Thomas Hermitage Day, A Banker and J.P. (1861 Census) Memorial Window in East Wall of South Aisle

30.   Headstone


ROBERT GILBERT DENT
Frindsbury was apparently a popular place with Royal Navy personnel. The position
 on the hill would have made it much healthier than the other, low lying Medway Towns

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. ROBERT
GILBERT DENT
PURSER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
SHIP THE PRINCE OF ORANGE
WHO DIED JUNE YE 1st ? 1753
AGED 40 ? YEARS

 

31.   Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
PHOEBE [WIFE OF]
STEPHEN DUKE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] OF [MAY] 1828
IN THE 43rd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO SUSANNA KENNARD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE STEPHEN DUKE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF APRIL 1830
IN THE [27th] YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE STEPHEN DUKE
[NOVEMBER 1837]
[AGED 49 YEARS]

In 1826 "Mr. Duke" was an Overseer (Parish Records)

32.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. LEONARD DUNFORD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 14th
SEPT. 1802 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 30th JANY. 1817
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ANN ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF LEONARD AND
ELIZABETH DUNFORD
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1828
AGED 40 YEARS

Ann died Rochester

33.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
REBECCA DUNFORD
[OF THIS PARISH ?]
DAUGHTER OF LEONARD AND
ELIZABETH DUNFORD
DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1872
AGED 82 YEARS

In 1851, Rebecca Dunford was an Annuitant lodging in The Common, Rochester (Census)

34.  Headstone

HERE LIETH
MICHAEL STANLEY EPPS
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1931
AGED 1 DAY
ALSO HIS BROTHER
JOHN FRANCIS
DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1935
AGED ONE DAY

Rear

IN MEMORY OF
JOAN LENA EPPS
1904 – 1972
AND
STANLEY MOORCROFT
EPPS
1900 – 1993
VICAR OF ST. MARY'S STROOD
1930 - 1936

 

35.   Ledger on Stone Base, Broken &Eroded


RICHARD FRANKLIN
The Rochester Coach Master's tomb is in a sorry state !

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY FRANKLIN
WIFE OF Mr. RICHARD FRANKLIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] OF FEBRUARY
1798 AGED 7[ ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. RICHARD FRANKLIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE[ ] MARCH 1809
AGED [   ] YEARS

Richard Franklin was a Coach Master of Rochester. In partnership with the Chaplain family of Coach Masters, he was Proprietor of the Dover Coach (PCC Will, Holden's Directory, 1805; 1809-11.Bailey's Directory of 1784 lists" George and James Franklin, Proprietors of the Dover Coach") His will dated 23rd March 1809, he leaves his freeholds and personal estate to John Allden of Hounds Ditch, London, Gentleman, William Cooper of Rochester, Corn Factor and John Chaplin of Rochester, Coach Master, in trust, for the bringing up and advancement of his sons, James and George, and daughter, Anna Maria. When James is 21 he inherits a freehold house, yard and stables, and land called Ducks ?, in Dartford. Similar property in St. Nicholas, Rochester to son George. His trustees to dispose of personal estate, except some household items, and invest in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities to pay legacies. £400 of 3% Stock to Harriett Demages (later Harriett Rich, see Rich monument) of Rochester, Spinster. £200 of like Stock to Sarah Higgins the wife of Thomas of Cobham, Labourer. To her daughters, £50 of the like Stock, and to her son William of Northfleet, Wheel Wright, £100 of the Stock. To William Rich of Higham , Yeoman , and to his wife £20. To James Allden and his wife £20.£20 to William Cooper and his wife, £10 for a ring. £20 to John Chaplin and £10 to his wife for a ring. Residue to daughter Anna Maria at 21; if it does not exceed £3,000, if it does exceed £3,000, trustees to transfer £3,000 Stock to daughter. Surplus divided between sons and daughter, equal shares. Household furniture and effects, trustees to allow Harriett Demages use for life. After her death, shared between sons and daughter. Executors: James Allden, William Cooper and John Chaplin. Witnesses: Jno. Prall, Jno. Prall, Junior and Thomas Church. (PCC Will PROB11/1497)

36.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN FREELAND
(OF STROOD) WHO DIED
16th JANUARY 1780
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
SEPT. 19th 1790 AGED 58 YEARS
AND TWO CHILDREN
JAMES AND ANN DIED INFANTS
ALSO THOS. EDWD. SON OF
JNO. FRED. AND ANN FREELAND
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 2nd 1801
AGED 10 MONTHS
THOMAS FREELAND DIED APRIL
17th 1832 AGED 81 YEARS
JOHN FREDERICK FREELAND
DIED DECEMBER 13th 1854
AGED 95 YEARS

John F. Freeland, died 1854 was Stipendiary Overseer in 1819 at £40 p.a. He "had done much work for the parish"
   Thomas was a member of the Vestry in 1810 (Parish Records) In John F. Freeland's PCC Will PROB11/2204, dated 29th May 1846, he is described as "Gentleman" of Strood. He left his house and land in Strood, in mortgage, to his daughter Ann Sophia, for securing the sum of £820. Other property to her and daughter Susannah; one leased ? by James Pelling Hatch, occupied by William Robert Gorset ?, another occupied by Thomas Hill, John Corder, John Fustey and Rebecca Wilson. Half of £820 divided between Sarah Pooly Freeland and Edward George Pooly Freeland, and three freehold houses occupied by George Westover and William Acworth , subject to paying half of the £820 to Mary Hayes and Sarah Anne Freeland , two daughters of his son [   ] Luff Freeland. Residue to daughter Ann Sophia. Ann Sophia and Susannah, Executors. Witnesses: George Essel, Solicitor of Rochester and George Matthews Arnold, Gentleman of Rochester

FRISBUY see CHAMBERS

 

37.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN FULKES OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF MAY 1798 AGED 51 ? YEARS
JANE FULKES DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MARCH 1801 AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF APRIL 1818 AGED 79 YEARS
WILLIAM SON OF JOHN AND
CHARLOTTE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF NOV.
1813 AGED 1 YEARS AND [ ] MONTHS
ALSO JOHN SON OF JOHN AND
CHARLOTTE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14th OF DEC.
1825 AGED 21 YEARS

The Fulkes family were Maltsters of Wainscott. James Fulkes, in his PCC Will PROB11/2246, dated 24th December 1840, leaves Real and Personal estate to wife Charlotte, for life, while she remains "a widow, chaste and unmarried". To son James, £20. After wife's death or remarriage, his estate to son George and daughters, Ann and Jane, subject to the legacy of £20. While they are single they have right to live, rent free, with mother. They are free to sell their interest in the estate. Son George, friend, James Rich of Frindsbury, Farmer, wife Charlotte, daughters, Jane and Ann, Executors.
   Witnesses: H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood and Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester

38.  Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. CHARLOTTE FULKES
WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN FULKES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 24th DAY OF AUGUST 1848
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 79 YEARS

 

39.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF MAY 1884
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
ANN MARY FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1884
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th DAY OF MARCH 1895
AGED 85 YEARS
"They that hath seen thy look in Death
no more may fear to Die"

 

40.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF
RICHARD GATES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1837
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ANN RELICT OF
GEORGE HUBBLE
OF THIS PARISH AND MOTHER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 9th JUNE
1855 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD GATES
WHO DIED 22nd FEBY.? 1873
AGED 82 YEARS
[FOR] [ ]8 YEARS CLERK OF THIS PARISH

Richard Gates, Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths (1841 Census)

41.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT GATES
OF GRAVESEND, KENT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1855
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 24th 1861
AGED 80 YEARS

Robert Gates, a Wheelwright (1851 Census) Died at Milton/Gravesend (Register)

42.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM IZZARD GATES
OF BANK STREET, GRAVESEND
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1862
AGED 39 YEARS
"He sleeps within this bed of dust
A loving father true and just
Beloved he lived in peace he died
His life was craved but God denied"
"Though I have seen thy form depart
Forever from my widowed eye
I hold thee in mine inmost heart
There, there at least thou can'st not die"
ALSO LOUISA GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1870
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF THE
ABOVE VIZ. ALICE, WILLIAM,
WILLIAM CLARK & JANE ELIZA
[   ]

 

43.  Two Coped Stones and Pedestals in one Railed plot

Southern Coped

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GATES
DIED 10th FEBRUARY 1870 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 20th OF AUGUST 1866 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE GATES
DIED 11th MARCH 1907 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 29th MAY 1930 AGED 91 YEARS

Northern Coped

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY GATES
DIED 11th JANUARY 1875 AGED 38 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ALICE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND MARY A. GATES
DIED 15th DECEMBER 1912 AGED 47 YEARS

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN GATES
DIED 9th OCTOBER 1867 AGED 24 YEARS
"For me to live is Christ, to die is gain"

Pedestals

ERNEST
ELDEST SON OF
GEORGE AND
MARY GATES
DIED 7th DEC. 1870
AGED 5 YEARS
ALSO
STANLEY DIED 5th FEBRUARY 1880
AGED 4 YEARS

George Gates, Builder, Contractor, Timber Merchant, Joinery, House Decorators and Undertakers, Canal Road, Frindsbury Hill (1891 &1901 Census, Kelly's Directory 1909). John died 1870, a Carpenter and Joiner (1841 Census & Parish Registers)

44.   Pink Granite Boulder

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN GATES
DIED OCT. 15th 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
MARY SARAH GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 8th 1901
AGED 73 YEARS

 

45.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES GATES
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1894
AGED 63 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
RICHARD GATES
WHO DIED JANY. 13Th 1902
AGED 73 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

Richard Gates, Retired Builder (1901 Census)

GATES see KIMBER

 

46.   Headstone


JOHN GOWLAND
This picture gives a clear view of the extent to which inscriptions of this age have been buried.

HERE LYES YE BODY OF JOHN
GOWLAND LATE OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED 26th MAY 1710
IN YE 43rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
---------------(Ground Level-----------
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED IN SEPT. 1707 IN THE
4th YEAR OF HER AGE

John Gowland was a Grocer; in the Inventory drawn up after his death he had over£100 worth of shop goods in stock! (Consistory Court of Rochester Inventory, DRb/Pi24/9) A John Gowland, (same man ?) an Exciseman, appears in the Baptism Registers in 1704.

47.   Fallen Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH [THE WIFE OF]
C. HALLUMS
[   ]
[SEPTEMBER 1875]
AGED 73 ? YEARS
ALSO
HARRIETT AUSTEN
[   ]
[   ] DECEMBER 1878 ?
[   ]

 

HAMMOND see KIMBER

 

HAMMOND see MASTERS

 

48.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARDES
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ON THE] [  ] [DAY] OF MARCH 17[  ]
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARDES
[WHO DIED THE] [   ] DAY OF JANUARY 18[ ]
[   ] SHE [   ] INTERRED [ ]
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MATTHEW HARDES OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND SARAH HARDES
WHO DIED THE 7th OF MAY 182[ ]
AGED 4[ ] YEARS
[   ]
MATTHEW HARDES
[   ]
[   ]
THOMAS ATHERIST ?

 

49.   Fallen Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN HARDS
WHO DIED [   ] JANY. 1771
AGED [   ] YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
TO HIS MEMORY BY
SUSANNAH HARDS
HIS MOTHER

John Hardes was a Labourer; in his will he bequeaths his freehold house in Frindsbury "opposite the Green" (Consistory Court of Rochester Will, DRb/PW60)

HARVEY see MAIR

 

50.  Modern Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY NORMAN HEAVENS
MRCS, LRCP
25th AUGUST 1973
ALSO
MARY GWENDOLINE ELIZABETH
HEAVENS
12th JANUARY 1999 LOVING WIFE
"Together Again"

 

51.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH
BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN HICKS
WHO DIED 12th JULY 1955
AGED 72 YEARS

 

52.   Headstone and Body Stone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
MARY HOBBS
WIFE OF ?
[   ] ARNOLD G[ ]?
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] JANUARY 1800
AGED 64 YEARS

 

53.   Monument Formerly on East Wall of Chancel (Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769)

NEAR THIS PLACE
UNTIL THE PROMISED
RESURRECTION
THE BODY OF
EDW. HOMEWOOD
LATE OF CHATHAM
CLERK OF THE SURVEY
IN HIS MAJESTIES
YARD AT CHATHAM
WHOSE SOUL BEING WITHDRAWN
FROM IT'S VISIBLE FORM IN THIS
TEMPORALL AND MORTAL STATE
WAS TRANSLATED
INTO ETERNITY
THE 4th DAY OF AUGUST
ANNO 1688
AGED 58 YEARS

 

54.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. HENRY HONE
OF [CUXTON]?
WHO DE[PARTED THIS LIFE]
ON THE 29th [FEBRUARY 1864]?
AGED [55]? YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET
[WIFE] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
30th JUNE 1891
AGED 79 YEARS

Henry Hone, Tile Manufacturer at Wainscott (1841 Census)

HUBBLE see CLARK

 

HUBBLE see GATES

 

55.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 21st 1882
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 27th 1885
AGED 73 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

 

56.   Coped Granite

South Side

MARY HUNT
WIFE OF
E. C. HUNT, BUILDER, STROOD
BORN 1835 DIED 1910

North Side

EDWARD CHARLES HUNT
DIED 13th OF JANUARY 1932
AGED 93 YEARS

Edward Hunt, Carpenter and Joiner, Wickham Street (Kelly's Directory 1882)

IZZARD see KIMBER

 

57.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES JANES, GENT.
[   ]
[AUGUST 1854]
[AGED 63 YEARS]
[  ]
"[   ] afflictions [   ]
[   ] forth of Christ
[Death where is thy?] sting, grave
[ thy Victory? ] and [   ]
[   ] saved by grace"
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] DAY OF AUGUST 18[55]
AGED 6[0] YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
FREDERICK W. JANES
DIED JUNE [   ] 1858 AGED [57] YEARS
"[She was?] greatly respected [   ]
[   ]
[   ]"
ALSO FREDERICK JANES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE MARY ANN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 18th 1859 AGED 6[3] YEARS
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
FREDERICK & MARY JANES
[WHO DIED [ ] JULY 1859 AGED 27 YEARS]

James Janes was a Brick Manufacturer residing in Temple Place, (now the Conservative Club in Cuxton Road). Does the name of Jane's Creek date from his time there ? In his PCC Will PROB11/2197, dated 1831, he is described as "Gentleman". He left his personal estate and £200 to his wife, Catherine. She, friend George Essel and Daniel Baldock of Frindsbury, Miller, are Executors. To the latter two, 19 guineas each. His mother Susannah Janes, widow, an Annuity of £10 per annum, likewise to his wife's father, Matthew [   ]. Real estate to George Essel and Daniel Baldock, in trust, rents and profits, etc. to wife for life subject to above annuities. After her death, One sixth each to his brothers, Frederick William, William Jessup, John and Henry, niece Rebecca, daughter of late brother, George, and to Thomas, Susannah and Mary Ann the three children of late brother Thomas.. Rest in trust to George Essel and Daniel Baldock to sell, interest and dividends from money to wife for life. After her death, one sixth each as above, subject to legacy of £100 to widow(s) of any brother who has died, other conditions apply. Witnesses: William Tomlin, Butcher of Strood, Jane West, Victualler of Strood and John Glover, Carpenter of Strood. (1841 Census) Frederick Janes was living in Military Road, Chatham in 1851 his occupation in the Census of that years states R.N., D.Y. ( Royal Navy, [Chatham] Dockyard) Catherine Janes by her will, dated 15th February 1855,bequeathed, among other things, portraits of her father, husband and self, (where are they now?), her parrot and it's cage! Sables and ermine, £40 to the Zoar Chapel in Strood and £20 to help fund it's casual ministers. She also left clothes to Mary Ann Beadle, who is buried nearby. (PCC Will PROB11/2219)

58.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD EVERARD SALISBURY
ONLY SON OF EDWARD SALISBURY AND
MARY CHARLOTTE JOSE
APRIL 14th 1918 – MAY 19th 1923

 

59.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR ADELAID KELLY
DAUGHTER OF SERJEANT MICHAEL KELLY
OF THE ROYAL MARINES (AND OF ELEONER (sic) HIS WIFE)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF APRIL
1814 AGED 10 MONTHS
"Ah, why so soon just as the bloom appears
Stray'd the brief blossom from this vale of tears
Death viewed the treasure to the desart given
Claimed the fair flower and planted it in Heaven"
JAMES MICHAEL BROTHER TO THE ABOVE
WHO WERE TWINS DIED THE 11th DEC. 1815
AGED 2 YEARS & 5 MONTHS

 

60.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ANN KIMBER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF OCTOBER 1797
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO MARY HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OFAUGUST 1798
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY IZZARD WIFE OF
JOHN IZZARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 27th OFDECEMBER 1831
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO JOHN IZZARD HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ]

Rear

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH GATES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF MARCH 1825
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO ANN GATES SISTER
OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] []6th DAY OFAUGUST 1830
[AGE]D 23 YEARS

 

61.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN KING LATE STOREKEEPER
AT UPNOR CASTLE WHO DIED THE 6th OF
DECEMBER 1795 AGED 59 ? YEARS

 

62.   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
STEPHEN EDWARD LATSON
WHO DIED MAY 18th 1929
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
FANNY BURROUGH
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1937
AGED 78 YEARS
R.I.P.

 

63.   Headstone and Curbs

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE MATS. LEEDER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1886
AGED 72 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that labour and are
Heavy laden , and I will give you Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE MATTHIAS LEEDER
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1894
AGED 75 YEARS

George Leeder, a Retired Potter living in Home Street (1881 Census)

64.   Ledger on Brick Base

ELIZABETH
WIFE OF ROBERT LE GRAND [ESQ.]
DIED 6th OF JUNE 1801
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE
ROBERT LE GRAND ESQ.
DIED 4th OF APRIL 1802
IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE

From Rochester, (Registers) No further information

65.  Pedestals

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
LYDIA MAY LEWRY
WHO ENTERED INTO PARADISE
13th OCT.1918 AGE 28 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO OF ALICE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF M. W. LEWRY
WHO PASSED AWAY 2nd FEB. 1945
AGED 77 YEARS

South Side

AND MARTIN WOOD LEWRY
WHO PASSED AWAY
18th JULY 1954 AGED 87 YEARS

Martin Lewry a Grocer of Bill Street Road (Kelly's Directory 1909)

66.    Coped Chest Tomb, Railed

South Side

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
OF UPNOR
DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1881 AGED 77 YEARS
"His toils are past his work is done and he is fully blest
He fought the good fight, the Victory won and entered into Rest"
W[ILLIAM] B[URGESS LITTLE [SON] OF THE ABOVE
DIED N[O]VE[MBER] [THE] 11th 1887 AGED 51 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
[ALIC]E SIXTH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED SEPTEMBER 7th 1871 AGED 14 YEARS

North Side

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED MARCH 16th 1876 AGED 59 YEARS
" I heard the voice of Jesus say "I came [   ]
Come unto me and rest Weary [   ]
Lay down thou weary one, lay down I found in [   ]"
Thy head upon my breast"
IN MEMORY OF
WALTER FORTH SON OF WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED JULY 5th 1876 AGED 23 YEARS
"The loss of those we love in life we held most dear
[ ] to our God we can't but drop a tear"
E. Side

ALSO
ANN LITTLE
DAUGHTER
BORN 1844
DIED 1927

William Burgess Little, Senior, was described as a "Mariner" in the baptism Register in 1838 and 1840. By 1843 he was established as a barge builder at Upnor, and launched his first barge Sarah Little. His last barge was Finish launched in 1871. In 1881,William Burgess Little, Junior, is recorded at Little's Cottages, Upnor as a Barge Owner .The yard at Upnor continued in use until 1891 for the repair and maintenance of the Little fleet.

67.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN
FIFTH SON OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
OF UPNOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 10th 1849 AGED 4 WEEKS
ALSO ON THE 14th OF APRIL 1851
ALFRED
SIXTH SON OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
AGED 7 WEEKS

 

68.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
WILLIAM LITTLE
OF WEST WICKHAM, KENT
WHO DIED AT UPNOR
MARCH 15th 1869
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
BY HIS SISTER DINAH

 

69.   Small Curbs

HILLARY DELPHIN LONG
PASSED INTO GOD'S KEEPING 8th AUGUST 1938 AGED 11 DAYS

 

70.   Fallen Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MAIR SO[N] [OF]
JOHN & SUSANNAH [MAIR]
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 18[20]
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. JANE HARVEY
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MAIR
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1818
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JOHN W. H. MAIR
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1824
AGED 6 MONTHS

William Mair died on board H.M.S. Brunswick

71.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MASON
WHO DIED [ ] 18[01]
AGED [ ]7 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 18[ ]
AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
GEORGE BRODIE
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1801
AGED [   ] YEARS

 

72.   Headstone


RICHARD MASTERS
Richard and Mercy Masters are flanked by their daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Masters second wife.
 This is not a very easy stone to read without the raking sun.

Mr. RICHARD
MASTERS
OF THIS PARISH
DIED
OCT. YE 16th 1747
AGED 48 YEARS
"A Man of Great
Zeal for God
And A True Friend
to Mankind"


 MERCY WIFE OF
  RICHARD MASTERS
  OF THIS PARISH [WHO]
  DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MARCH 1741 IN YE
  44th ? YEAR OF HER AGE
  LEFT ISSUE [ELIZ.] AND MARY
  NEAR THIS PLACE LIE
  5 OF THEIR CHILDREN
  REBECKAH Age [   ]
ANNE [   ] - 2 - [   ] 
RICHARD 1 - 9 - 7
WILLIAM 0 - 6 - 9
MERCY 0 – 11 - [   ]

Richard Masters was a Grocer. He left £20 to buy a Brass Candelabra for Frindsbury Church , where it still hangs in the chancel. He makes it clear in his will that his executors are to put the candelabra up in the church whether or not the Vicar and Churchwardens agree to it! (Consistory Court of Rochester Will Drb/PW56) Witnesses: Hannah Turley and Thomas Webb; Codicil: G. Lattenden, Henry Mitton and Thomas Dyer.
   Richard's daughter Mary made several bequests to her Edmeads cousins of Nurstead, and her Inventory lists jewellery and many clothes, including 20 white caps!Witnesses: Mary Boghurst, Ann Jones and Robert Taylor. (Consistory Court of Rochester DRb/PW59 & Inventory DRb/Pi57/4)
   Buried with her is her stepmother, Mary Hammond, she was Mary Greengrass when she married Masters in 1746, and remarried to Thomas Hammond in 1767.

73.   Headstone


ELIZABETH MASTERS, DIED 1745

ELIZABETH DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & MERCY MASTERS
OB. 2nd OF APRIL 1745
AGED 20 YEARS
"Whose only and sincere Piety
--------------(ground level)----------------
Commended her to God
And her obliging disposition
To all who knew her"

 

74.   Headstone


MARY MASTERS, DIED 1761

IN MEMORY OF
MARY MASTERS DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & MERCY MASTERS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
JAN. 23rd 1761 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MARY HAMMOND LATE OF
THIS PARISH DIED AT MAIDSTONE
------------------(ground level)------------------
25th OF JUNE 1782 AGED 71 YEARS

 

75.   Headstone


ANN MC CORMICK, DIED 1795
IT IS RATHER MOVING THAT THE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED ON 
THIS MONUMENT HAVE BEEN RESPECTED BY TIME, NATURE AND MAN

BENEATH THIS STONE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF A BEAUTIFUL, VIRTUOUS
AND ACCOMPLISHED WOMAN
ANN WIFE OF
JAMES McCORMICK ESQ.
WHO DIED OCT. 4th 1795
AGED 26 YEARS
"Reader
As long as such high
and excellent qualities
are respected
so long is it to be hoped
this memorial
will remain uninjured"

 

76.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY MEATES
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM CHAPMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 11th OF MARCH 18[ ]8
AGED 60 YEARS
"An Affectionate Wife and
Beloved Mother and, in One Word
A Christian

 

MISKIN see SPRATT

 

77.   Headstone


ELIZABETH MORDAUNT
A wonderfully primitive skull!

HERE LIETH THE
BODY OF
ELIZ. MORDAUN[T]
-------------(ground level)-----------
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 26th ? OF AUGT.
1720 AGED 39

 

MOULDEN see ARNOLD

 

78.   Headstone and Body Stone


JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
The Veteran of Trafalgar, every year on the anniversary of the battle, a floral wreath 
adorned this stone. I wonder why this tradition did not carry on, as it does to this 
day at Wouldham, where Walter Burke, Purser of H.M.S. Victory is buried ?

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
45 YEARS IN THE R. N. MANY OF WHICH
HE WAS GUNNER AND WAS WITH
LORD HOWE 1st JUNE 1794 ALSO WITH
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AT TRAFALGAR
21st OCT. 1805 HE DIED 25th FEBY. 1837
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Consider Man, weigh well thy frame
The King, the beggar are the same
Dust is all we breath from today
Tomorrow to our native clay"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
HIS DISCONSOLATE WIDOW
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [   ] OF MARCH 1842
[AGED] [71] YEARS

Into the 20th century, Mount's headstone was decorated with flowers on each anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar (The Times Online). This tradition is observed at Wouldham at the grave of Walter Burke, Purser of H.M.S. Victory.

79.   Ledger, Level with Ground

TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY NEWNHAM
(LATE OF PORTSMOUTH)
OBIT 27th NOVEMBER
1801 AETAT 69

Thomas Newnham, will dated 21st March 1831; "of Upnor, Gentleman". Not a very informative will. Witnesses: William Budd (buried nearby) and William Swift of Upnor

NEWNHAM see COWAN

 

NORWOOD see PIERSON

 

OAKLEY see SMITH

 

80.   Pedestals and Railed Ledger

East Side

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PETER PEARSON
DIED APRIL 4th 1894
AGED 75 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord"

West Side

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH ANN
PEARSON
WHO DIED ON THE 14th ?
DAY OF MARCH 1898
AGED 77 YEARS
"God, all pitying Jesus blest,
Grant her thine eternal rest"

Peter Pearson was an Insurance Agent, living on Chatham Hill in 1881 (Census)

81.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANK PHILLIPS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1912
AGED 26 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

 

82.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
GERATT PIERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 28th 1801 AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO OF ALEXANDER NORWOOD
AGED 25 YEARS
"Tho' in the water our lives were lost,
The Lord has spar'd our bodies to the dust,
Those two bright youths was dutiful sons,
Alas, how soon their glass was run"
GERATT PIERSON THE ONLY CHILD
OF ROGER & MARTHA PIERSON
WHOM HE HAS LEFT TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
Repent in time, make no delay,
I in one moment was snatched away"

 

PILCHER see BUDD

 

83.   Coped Stone

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF
WILLIAM PUTERFER
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1877
AGED 58 YEARS

North Side

WILLIAM PUTERFER
WHO DIED [   ] MARCH 1886
AGED 73 YEARS

 

84.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH PUTERFER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 31st 1890
AGED 40 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOSEPH PUTERFER
THE LOVING HUSBAND OF
MATILDA PUTERFER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 29th 1926
AGED 70 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MATILDA PUTERFER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 8th 1936
AGED 89 YEARS
"At Rest"

William Puterfer was probably the Master of the barge Mavis at Rochester in 1881 (Census) The mate of the Mavis was William Puterfer, probably his son, who died in 1926. In 1891 a William Puterfey (sic) was Landlord of the King's Arms at Upnor (Kelly's Directory)

85.   Curbs

South Side

[IN LOVING MEMORY] OF FREDERICK RELF DIED 16th DECEMBER 1869 AGED 35 YEARS

North Side

ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIED 2nd MAY 1927 AGED 86 YEARS ALSO THOMAS TAYLOR DIED 2nd JANUARY 1929 AGED 87 YEARS (one line)

Frederick Relf was a Journeyman Joiner who died at Barming Asylum.
Thomas Taylor, of 79 Bill Street, was a Coke Burner in 1901(Census)

86.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
VIOLET MAUD SAMSON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1905
AGED 26 YEARS
"Peace"

Violet Samson was the daughter of a Baker in North Street (1901 Census).

87.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM SHILLINGLAW
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 24th APRIL 1810 AGED 39 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
WILLIAM, JOHN, ANN AND HESTER
WILLIAM SLACKFORD, GRANDSON
OF THE ABOVE DIED DECEMBER 20th 1819
AGED 4 YEARS

 

SLACKFORD see SHILLINGLAW

 

88.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD SMEED
BORN MARCH 1888
DIED DECEMBER 1904
ALSO
WILLIAM SMEED
DIED 12th OCTOBER 1921
AGED 84 YEARS
SARAH ANN SMEED
DIED 12th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 85 YEARS

William Smeed was a Bargeman of Wykeham Street (1901 Census)

89.   Headstone

SAMUEL ARTHUR
SON OF
SAMUEL & M. KATE SMITH
BORN SEPT. [   ] 1850?
DIED APRIL [   ] 1851?

 

90.   Headstone and Two Body Stones, Very Eroded

IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THOMAS SMITH OF YS PARISH
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. [1765 ?]
AGED 44? YEARS

Judging by the proximity of the Smith graves to each other, it seems more than likely that they are related. Elizabeth Smith's stone is around mid 18th century. There is an Elizabeth Smith from Strood, buried in 1765, this could be her.

91.   Headstone and Body Stone

Mr. SAMUEL SMITH
OF HOO DIED IN THE
PARISH OF STROOD 14th FEBRUARY 1812
AGED 86 YEARS

Samuel Smith, PCC Will PROB11/1537, dated 23rd August 1806. He had already conveyed most of his real estate to his four sons by his 2nd wife Rose. To son George, Lordship of the Manor of High Halstow and Duck's Court in the same parish, as well as land occupied by George at High Halstow and Hoo. To son Richard property he occupies and 2 acres of orchards and another acre at Hoo. To son, Samuel property in Hoo, to son James property near the Hollow Way at Frindsbury, and at Strood. Property in Union Street, Rochester to daughter, Ann and property in same street to James. Thomas Smith of Lingfield,Gent. (buried very close by) and William Rippon of St Margaret's, £600 in trust for Sarah Rumball to be invested for her. To son Samuel his interest in lands at Tudely and Capel given to the testator by his grandmother. £150 to son Thomas, £100 to his daughter Sarah Rumball, £300 to children of son Thomas, £300 to children of Sarah Rumball. Money and household goods to be sold by trustees as directed by Sarah Marwell, now living with him as his wife ?20 guineas to Sarah widow of son John, now Sarah Ribbens. 1811 Codicil William Rippon dead, son Thomas has had £100 as loan now left £50. Residue to sons, Samuel and James, daughter Ann now wife of Henry Murton, Gent.

92.   Ledger, Low Base

THOMAS SMITH
[OF] WILDENWICK HOUSE
[IN THE] PARISH OF LINGFIELD
SURREY, ESQ.
[WHO] DIED 15th NOVEMBER 1817
AGED 79 YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
AFTERWARDS WIDOW OF
Mr. JOHN OAKLEY
DIED 13th APRIL 1827
AGED 70 YEARS
JOHN
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS SMITH
[WHO] DIED 25th DECEMBER 1834
AGED 60 YEARS

Thomas Smith was a Farmer and Grazier of Wilderswick, Lingfield. His PCC Will, PROB 11/1606, dated 30th July 1817, is very long and technical. Main points are: To wife Elizabeth, household goods and £100, and a further £1,000. To nephew John Gibbs, Solicitor of Strood, £100. To Elizabeth Valentine, niece of his wife, £200. To nephew John Lordes? £10 in addition to wages as may be owed him. To late servant William Stowell, of Chalk, 19 guineas, same sum to his wife Mary Stowell.. To trustees of Kent and Canterbury Hospital, £100. To Mary Bishop of Cranbrook, widow £50, to her daughter, Mary wife of Joseph Dauble? of Staplehurst, Tailor, 19 guineas. To son John, £100. To daughter, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Michael Comport of High Halstow, Farmer and Grazier, £1,000, owed to him by her husband, secured by a bond. Also to Elizabeth Ann, £1,000. To daughter, Sarah, wife of George Comport of Cooling, Farmer and Grazier, £2,000. To daughter, Jane wife of William Burt? Of Hoo, Farmer and Grazier, £2,000, sum owed him by her husband, secured by a bond. Leasehold marshland at High Halstow and Frindsbury, leased from Lady Twisden, to Michael Comport, but not livestock or crops. To daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, freehold houses in Doddington and Newnham. To wife annuity of £300 per annum for life. To John and Mary Lordes £25 per annum for life. To half sister Elizabeth Murton of Rochester, widow, an annuity of £20 per annum for life. To son, John an annuity of £300 per annum for life, subject to conditions. To wife, son in law George Comport and John Gibbs freehold in East Grinstead in Sussex and Properties in Doddington and Newnham, devised to his daughters, and East Borough at Frindsbury, in trust ? All leasehold to Michael Comport, and ?farming stock, implements and personal estate, upon trust, to be sold. Following conditions very long and involved ! Witnesses: James Baker, Martha Valentine and Mary Beard. A relation of Samuel Smith, who appointed him a trustee of his will, nature of relationship not clear.

93.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM SON OF
SAMUEL AND MARY SMITH
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF SEPT. 181[7]
AGED 5 MONTHS AND 14 DAYS
"Beneath a sleeping infant [lies]
To earth his body's lent
More glorious shall hereafter [   ]
And still more innocent"
ALSO HENRY FRANCIS SON OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 18th OF FEB. 1819
AGED 5 WEEKS
ALSO SAMUEL SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 5th JULY 18[  ]
AGED 6 MONTHS AND 11 DAYS

 

94.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES SMITH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1909
AGED 69 YEARS

James Smith was a Builder of Station Road (Kelly's Directory 1909)

95.   Ledger, Level with Ground

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN SPARKES ESQ.
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED 13th OF JUNE 1808
AGED 66 YEARS

John Sparks was an Attorney of Rochester, and a City Councillor, (Bailey's Directory 1784, Universal British Directory 1795) Will, dated 4th July 1805 and Codicil dated 11th June 1808: "Gentleman of Rochester" He bequeathed, to sister Mary Brown, £1,500; to servant, Mary Green, bed and furnishings of her room, £20, besides mourning. To servant Ann Woollett, if in his service at his death, mourning and £40. To Rev. Alexander Brown(e) and Rev. Charles Dalton, £900 Consolidated Stock, 3% Bank of England, upon trust, to pay interest to Mary Green for life, after her death,£900 Stock to niece, Mary Ann Brown(e). Nephew Alexander Brown(e) and niece Jane Dalton, wife of Charles Dalton, authorised to sell £900 to invest to pay Mary Green interest of £27 per annum for life. To Jane Dalton, a table clock; to John Simmons, Attorney of St. Margaret's, a mahogany cabinet; to John Gibbs, Attorney of Strood, a mahogany writing desk. Leasehold property in Rochester in trust to Executors, to dispose of. Money and monies invested , household goods and residue equally amongst Alexander Brown(e), Mary Ann Brown(e) and Jane Dalton. Executors: Alexander Brown(e) and Charles Dalton. Witnesses: Richard Fleet of Rochester, Linen Draper and Robert Burr of Chatham, Upholsterer.
Codicil: His personal estate charged with £30 per annum for Mary Green for life; to servant, Ann Woollett, £50 instead of £40, to her mother, Elizabeth, 2 guineas; to Ann's sister, Elizabeth, 1 guinea. All other parts of will to stand.
Administration Document: Rev. Nicholas Browne D. D. and Mary Ann Browne sworn as to authenticity of the Codicil before Commissioner, W .P. Menzise, [Vicar of Frindsbury] (N. B. Rev. Nicholas Browne has a monument on the south aisle wall) (PCC Will PROB11/1483)

96.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
THOMAS SPRATT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 18th 1781
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO THE AFORESAID THOMAS SPRATT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 13th 1799
AGED 56 YEARS
LIKEWISE ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM MISKIN AND DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCT. 16th 1799
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY MISKIN DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED NOV. 5th 1803 (sic)
AGED 3 YEARS

Thomas Spratt was a Blacksmith, his short PCC Will, PROB11/1334, is dated 27th September 1799. He leaves his personal estate to his Executors, his two daughters, Mary Spratt and Elizabeth Miskin, wife of William of Shorne, Blacksmith. Witnesses: John Reading, Servant to Mr Spratt and J. Gibbs, Attorney at Law, Strood.

97.   Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS HORACE STACEY WHO DIED 31st OCTOBER 1913 AGED 83 YEARS

North Side

ALSO LOUISA MARIA STACEY WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

Thomas Stacey was a Gardener "non domestic", a Market Gardener ? Of Bowes Road (1901 Census)

98.   Railed Ledger, on "Oven" Type Tomb

SAMUEL STROUGHILL
DIED 28th JANUARY 1848
AGED 75 YEARS
SAMUEL HIS ELDEST SON
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1883
AGED 69 YEARS

The Stroughills were Farmers at Home Street and Wainscott (Pigot's Directory 1838, Post Office Directory 1855,1841 Census) Samuel Junior died at "Wilesboro".

99.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH EVERSFIELD
WIFE OF
JOSEPH SUDWEEKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF APRIL 1833
AGED 40 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE 1 SON AND 6 DAUGHTERS
ALSO
RICHARD JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th FEBRUARY 1834
AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO
JOSEPH SUDWEEKS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th NOVEMBER 1851
AGED 6[1] YEARS
[   ]

Joseph Sudweeks was a Farmer in 1826 (Baptism Register). Relieving Officer of Wainscott (1841 Census)

TAYLOR see RELF

100.   Granite Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST JAMES TESTER WHO DIED 22nd JAN. 1941 AGED 62 YEARS

 

101.   C.W.G.C. Headstone and Curbs

C.W.G.C

9982 PRIVATE
W. J. THOMAS
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
1st NOVEMBER 1914 AGED 28

South Curb
OUR MOST BELOVED SON WILLIAM JAMES THOMAS WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NOV. 1st 1914 AGE 28 YEARS (one line)

North Curb

JAMES MASON THOMAS DIED 10th APRIL 1928 AGED 76 YEARS : ELIZA ANN THOMAS DIED NOVEMBER 4th 1945 AGED 92 YEARS (one line)

 

THORN see WILLIAMS

 

102.   Headstone

SACRED
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
[WILLIAM KENZIE] WARD
[   ]
UPNOR CASTLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF MAY 1854
AGED 32 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

William Kenzie Ward was a Civil Officer in the Ordnance Depot at Upnor (1851 Census)

103.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WATSON WIFE OF
CHARLES WATSON OF
STROOD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th NOV. 1811 AGED 23 YEARS
SARAH WATSON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd FEBRUARY 1811
AGED 5 MONTHS

Charles Watson, the father was probably the Butcher, of Strood (PCC Will)

104.   Headstone


CREST ON FRONT OF STONE OF ELIZABETH WEBB
Unfortunately, the front of this stone is so eroded, I can get nothing from it. Elizabeth Webb, died 1744, 
is on the back, but the name on the front, as far as I can tell, seems much longer than Webb.

Front, Armorial Crest, Inscription Too Eroded

Rear

HERE LIES INTERRED THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WEBB WHO DIED
NOV. [   ] 1744 AGED 76 YEARS

 

105.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM WEBB DIED 19th JULY 1933 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO AMY HIS DEAR WIFE DIED 12th APRIL 1957 AGED 91 YEARS

William Webb was a Barge Captain of The Cottage, Hoo Lodge in 1901.Was he the Captain of the barge of the nautical artist Wylie who lived at Hoo Lodge? (1901 Census)

106.   Headstone

Mrs. MARY WHITBY
DIED 8th JANRY. 1814
AGED 78

Mary Whitby died at Hartlip

107.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLIAMS
SON OF
WILLIAM AND ANN WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1866
AGED 38 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO AMY THORN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND ANN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED APRIL 25th 1904
AGED 88 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

 

108.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th OF NOVEMBER [1875]
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO ANN WILLIAMS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th NOVEMBER 1875
AGED 74 YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
[ALSO] JOHN WILLIAMS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE] 22nd MAY 187[9]
AGED [6]4 YEARS

 

109.   Headstone and Curbs

[   ]
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [FEBRUARY] [   ] 1891
AGED 7[9] YEARS[AND] [   ] MONTHS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
ALSO SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1897
AGED 85 YEARS
"Resting in Peace"

William Williams was a Labourer in 1839 (Registers), a Brickmaker in 1861 (Census), Retired Brickmaker, of Bill Street, (1881Census)

110.   Headstone and Two Body Stones

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA WOOD
[WIFE OF]
JOHN WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th ? DAY OF DECEMBER 1830
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF JUNE 1848
AGED 87 YEARS

John Wood a Farmer? Of Hayden Stud, Eastborough, (1841 Census) Died at Cheshunt

 

Section B - is that area south of the church, bounded on the south by the footpath.

111.   Headstone


GEORGE ANDERSON AND WIVES
The inscription to George Anderson, Gunner in ten of His Majesty's Ships,
 is out of sight below the ground

IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE & SUSANNA
WIVES OF GEORGE ANDERSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO HATH BEEN GUNNER IN TEN OF
HIS MAJESTIE'S (sic) SHIPS
CATHERINE WAS BORN 15th SEPT. 1683
AND DIED 11th MARCH 1727
SUSANNA WAS BORN 25th JANY. 1684
AND DIED 10th JUNE 1758
---------------------(Ground Level)--------------------
ALSO YE ABOVE GEORGE ANDERSON
LATE GUNNER OF HIS MAJESTIE'S (sic) SHIP
NEPTUNE & WARRANTED 52 YEARS HE WAS BORN
24th SEPT. 1682 AND DIED 26th FEB. 1761

George Anderson, Superannuated Gunner of HMS Neptune, left money due to him from the Treasury; his house to Mary wife of Boyman Sampson, Brazier of Strood, after her death, to her brother George Hickman, Baker of Strood, the house never to be sold. He left £19 to Boyman Sampson for Sampson's children's "larning". He also left many silver items to the Boymans and Hickman. Also some money to relatives? in Scotland. Jane Gross and Mary Sampson, Executors. Witnesses to the will, dated 4th November 1760, Pike Rogers, Henry Potter and Jonathan Pointer. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will Drb/PW59) The will appears to be in Anderson's own hand.

112.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MICHAEL ARLIDGE OF THE CITY
OF ROCHESTER, PLUMBER AND GLAZIER
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1816
AGED 40 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER
ALSO GEORGE SHARP
OF ROCHESTER, PLUMBER AND GLAZIER
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1822 AGED 30 YEARS
"Much Lamented and Respected"
[ALSO] [ELIZA]BETH SHARP
[WHO DIED] [   ] JANUARY 1866
[AGED 76 YEARS]

Michael Arlidge was the son in law of John Pelling, who is buried nearby. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW64)
   Elizabeth Sharp, presumably the widow of George Sharp, was carrying on the Plumbing business in Rochester in 1824 (Pigot's Directory)

113.   Headstone, with City of Rochester Arms

"Munus Capio"

IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM ARLIDGE
WHO DIED MAY 20th 1886
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 22nd 1894
AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"
EDWARD PATTENDEN
WHO DIED DE[CEMBER] 23rd 18[74]?
AGED [66] YEARS
[   ]

William Arlidge, son of the above, was also a Plumber. The family business in Rochester flourished throughout the 19th century .

114.   Fallen Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS AUSTEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT. 25th 1798 AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE [OF]
WILLIAM H[AMMOND]
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF [THOMAS AUSTEN? ]
[WHO] DIED SEPT. 1st 1810 AGED [ ] [YEARS]
ALSO THOMAS H[AMMOND]
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN [ ] 186[4] [AGED] [60] [YEARS]
ALSO WILLIAM [HAMMOND]
SON OF
Mr. WILLIAM [HAMMOND]
WHO DIED OCT. 8th 1868 AGED [64] [YEARS]
ALSO HERBERT [   ]
SON OF
GEORGE & ANN CHEETHAM
AND GRANDSON OF
WILLIAM HAMMOND
[WHO] DIED OCT. 11th 1868 AGED 10 MONTHS

William Hammond, father of Mrs. Cheetham was a Gardener (Marriage register 1857) He was at Holly Wood House in 1861 (Census) Thomas Hammond, there are two in the 1861 Census, the most accurate age match is a Navy Pensioner, 54 years, the other, 61 years is a Butcher ?

George Cheetham was a Shipwright and Barge Builder in Canal Road. His first barge was Betsy launched 1845. His builds include the Steamer Prince Alfred, 1846 and barge Sophia, 1855. He went into partnership with a former apprentice George Gill; they parted in 1852 after going bankrupt (The Times). Gill went to Chatham to start his own successful business.

115.   Curbs

South Side

HARRY EDWARD AYLING CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE JULY 22nd 1941 AGED 79 YEARS

North Side

ALSO HIS WIFE BESSIE CONSTANCE AYLING REUNITED DECEMBER 13th 1949 AGED 89 YEARS

Eeast Side

WINIFRED AYLING
12th NOV. 1962 AGED 71 YEARS

West Side

PHILLIS AYLING
24th APRIL 1968 AGED 64 YEARS

Harry Ayling was a School Master of Grove Villa, Grove Road (1901 Census); a Rochester City Councillor, of 37 Goddington Road (Kelly's Directory 1927)

BAKER see GUNNING

 

116.   Headstone and Tablet

LILIAN
DEVOTED WIFE
OF H. A. BENNETT
NOVEMBER 26th 1944
ALSO H. A. BENNETT
DIED FEBRUARY 1978 AGED 86 YEARS
ORGANIST OF ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL 1930 – 1956
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ZOE
"Music when soft voices die
vibrates in the memory"
Shelly (sic)

Tablet

ALSO
ZOE
1912 – 1991
REUNITED

 

117.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR BLAKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[SEPTEMBER 1869]
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
ANNIE BLAKE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 26th 1870
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO
FANNY BLAKE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 11th 1871
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
EMMA BLAKE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 25th 1872
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIETT BLAKE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1906
AGED 90 YEARS

Arthur Blake was probably the Licensed Victualler of the Jolly Sailor, Upnor, (Post Office Directory 1855); Pier Hotel, Upnor (1861 Census); Railway Tavern, Canal Road (Post Office Directory 1866). Harriett died at 17 Gun Lane.
   (Extra information kindly supplied by Ken Bradley 11-08-2014 - Arthur Blake was born in Sittingbourne 1816ish but his birth cannot be found. Harriett his wife was born 1816ish & again the birth cannot be found, she was 90 when she died. They did run the public houses as stated but they also had three sailing barges, Arthur Blake, Harriett and the Admiral Blake. All "Stumpies" designed to go under the bridge Rochester.

118.   Fallen Headstone Fragment

SACRED
TO THE REMAINS OF
[   ] INFANT SON OF
ARTHUR & HARRIETT BLAKE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th MAY 18[  ]
AGED 8 MONTHS
[WALTER ? ] SON OF THE ABOVE
[ WHO DIED ] 21st MARCH 18[58 ]
[ AGED 8 MONTHS ]

 

119.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN OGLE
DAUGHTER OF
ARTHUR & HARRIETT BLAKE
DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1904
AGED [56] YEARS

 

BOGHURST see STAINES

 

120.   Small Headstone

[   ]
E[ ]IS BLA[  ]
[   ]TER[ ]RR[   ] W
[   ] NOT STAY [   ]
[   ] YS PREPARE A
[   ]NT THAT DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 27th DAY
OF SEPTEMBER 1685
AGED 72 YEARS
WHO WAS THE BE
LOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT BOREMAN

 

121.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN WIFE OF
HENRY BOVINGDON
OF STROOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 29th 1854 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO HENRY RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 1st 1849
AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES THEIR SON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 25th 1849
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO ALBERT RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1854
AGED 3 MONTHS

Henry Bovingdon was a Corn Dealer and Seedsman of William Street (1851 Census); North Street (Post Office Directory 1873) Mrs. Eliza Bovingdon Corn Dealer, North Street, (Post Office Directory 1878)

122.   Monument Formerly on South Wall of Chancel, 
                    (Smetham's Rambles Around Churches,1929)

[IN MEMORY OF]
JOHN AND MARY
CABLE
HE DIED [NOVEMBER 12th 1741]
[AGED [   ] YEARS]
SHE DIED MARCH 12th 1765
[AGED [   ] YEARS]
ALSO
BETHIA HOLFORD
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 19th 1764 ?
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN CABLE
SON OF JOHN AND MARY
[WHO] DIED 2nd JAN. 1757
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO
[JOSEPH] HOLFORD
(GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE)
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1758
AGED 10 YEARS

 

123.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EUGENIA CARISBROOK
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
J. CARISBROOK ESQ.
OF TETBURY IN GLOSTERSHIRE (sic)
WHO DIED ON THE 31st DECEMBER 1819
IN THE 19th YEAR OF HER AGE

 

CHEETHAM see AUSTEN

124.   Headstone


JOHN AND DANIEL COWLAND
I assume that John and Daniel were brothers ? Was the empty right hand side intended for their mother? 
This is a very good example of a stone that seems mostly illegible without raking sun.

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN COWLAND
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED
JANY. 20th ? 1752
AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO
DANL. COWLAND
WHO DIED
APRIL 3rd 1740
AGED 29 YEARS

John Cowland was a Farmer (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW12

125.   Curbs

South Side

MARY WIFE OF GEORGE CRACKLEN
DIED 22nd DEC. 1948 AGED 32

North Side
"God be in my Heart
and in my Thinking"

Mary Cracklen was the daughter of Clarence Wood (buried nearby). According to The Times Death Notice, she died the day after giving birth, no doubt as a result of the birth.

126.   Oak Pedestals and Oak Curbs. Large Plot

North Side

WILLIAM DANIEL
BORN JANUARY 31st 1839
AT REST MARCH 7th 1921
ARTHUR [YATES] [DAN]I[E]L
BORN APRIL 27th 1876
AT REST APRIL 27th 1922
"[For]ever with the Lord"

South Side

[ELIZABETH DANIEL]
[BO]R[N] [ ]0 1841
[AT] R[EST] [D]EC. 8th 1925

William and Arthur Daniel were Mechanical Engineers, living at Horsforth, Yorkshire in 1901(Census)
The Daniels lived at The Lodge, Chattenden at the time of their deaths

DANN see STAINES

DAWES see PELLING

 

127.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH DOWSETT
WIDOW
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1824
AGED 80 YEARS
SHE LIVED MANY YEARS A SERVANT
IN THIS PARISH
IN A FAMILY BY WHO THIS
MEMORIAL IS ERECTED AS A TESTIMONY
OF HER MERITORIOUS AND
FAITHFUL SERVICES

Sarah Dowsett is buried close to the Gunning Tombs, was she their Servant ?

128.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mrs. ANN EDWARDS
WHO DIED 17th MAY
1852
AGED 61 YEARS

Ann Edwards, a widow was a Licensed Victualler at Lower Upnor (1851 census)

129.   Headstone

[   ]
KATHERINE GILL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
-------------(ground level)-------------
ON MUNDAY NIGHT
THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY
IN THE YEAR 1742 – 3
AGED 43 YEARS

 

130.   Headstone


THOMAS GOLDING

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS GOLDING
OF YS PARISH WHO DIED
[   ] DAY OF MARCH 1771
AGED 87 ? YEARS
ALSO MARY THE DAUGHTER
OF THOS. & MARY GOLDING
WHO DIED YE 29th OF AUG. 1766
AGED 43 ? YEARS

Thomas Golding was probably a Farmer; he left land in Barming and Ditton (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW14)

131.   Classical Chest Tomb, Railed, Large Plot

Ledger

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF Mr. PETER GUNNING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 3rd DAY OF MARCH 1777
AGED 58 YEARS
HIS DEATH
WAS SEVERELY FELT NOT ONLY BY HIS OWN FAMILY
AND RELATIVES BUT BY ALL THE NEIGHBOURS AROUND
TO WHOM
HE WAS AN ARDENT FRIEND AND DISINTERESTED ARBITOR
AND IN CHARACTER HAD FREQUENT OPPORTUNITIES
OF DISTINGUISHING HIMSELF AND SELDOM FAILED OF
GIVING SATISFACTION TO ALL PARTIES
FOR HE ALWAYS ACTED WITH IMPARTIALITY
AND INTEGRITY ?
TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
AND TO IMPRESS UPON OTHERS THE VIRTUES OF
HIS CHARACTER HIS SON GEORGE HAS CAUSED THIS
TOMB TO BE ERECTED
"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall
be called the Children of God"
HERE ALSO
INTERRED THE BODY OF FRANCES THE WIFE
OF THE ABOVE PETER GUNNING
WHO DIED THE 3rd DAY OF FEBRUARY 1767
AGED 42 YEARS
SHE WAS [   ] AND FAITHFUL WIFE
A TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE MOTHER
A WARM AND SINCERE FRIEND
THEY LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER
GEORGE AND MARY
PETER GUNNING GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 16th 1781 AGED 6 WEEKS
MARY GUNNING GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. 20th 1786 AGED 5 YEARS

South Side

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF GEORGE GUNNING ESQ.
WHO DIED 10th NOVEMBER 1810
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO OF
GEORGE GUNNING ESQ.
WHO DIED 21st OF JANUARY 1821
AGED 69 YEARS

West Side

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN GUNNING
DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND
ANN GUNNING
DIED MAY 15th 1803
AGED 23 YEARS

North Side

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY RUST ONLY DAUGHTER OF
PETER AND FRANCES GUNNING
DIED JANUARY 13th 1831 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY [   ] DIED FEB. 24th 1819 AGED 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
HENRY DIED DEC. 6th 1830 AGED 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
SAMUEL DIED SEPT. [ ] 1831 AGED 6 WEEKS
CHILDREN OF PETER & KATHERINE GUNNING

Peter Gunning d.1777, PCC Will PROB11/1029, dated 4th October 1776. Daughter Mary Griffin £40 p.a. Annuity from 48 acre farm at Allhallows. 50 acre farm at Allhallows, Bell Inn at St. Mary's Hoo, ash plantation at St. Mary's, two farms at Cobham, two houses in Cobham Street, wood in Meopham, called Downwood, Park Wood in Ash, 9 acres, Spring Wood in Ash, 3 acres, house in Meopham and 1½ acres called Hop Ground, houses in Frindsbury , occupied by Jacob Smith, Widow Staples, William Lawrence and Alexander Norwood, 8 acres and house, barn and ½ acre of ash in St. Mary's, property in Hoo Street, money, household goods, cattle, stock, crops and leases to son George Gunning.

132.   Convex Grey Granite, Railed, Adjacent to the Above

IN THE FAMILY VAULT
REST THE REMAINS OF
PETER GUNNING ESQ.
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1852
AGED 65 YEARS
AND KATHERINE HIS WIFE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL BAKER ESQ.
OF SATIS HOUSE
BOLEY HILL, ROCHESTER
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1861
AGED 72 YEARS
AND
BENEATH THIS STONE
MARY
YOUNGER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 11th 1885
AGED 61 YEARS
GEORGE
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 6th 1899
AGED 78 YEARS

 

133.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES HAMMOND SON OF
Mr. WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH HAMMOND
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
19th OF DECEMBER 1776 AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE Mr. WILLIAM HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF APRIL
1788 AGED 51 YEARS
"He was an Affectionate Husband and Tender Parent"
ALSO OF JAMES TAPPLEY HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF AUGUST 1793
AGED 7 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO OF FRANCIS WILKINS HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 18th 1796
AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM HAMMOND GRAND-SON OF THE
ABOVE Mr. WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 30th 1796
AGED 3 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
ALSO OF TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH LAWRENCE FORMERLY
WIFE [OF THE] ABOVE [WILLIAM HAMMOND]
[   ] [OCTOBER] 1829
[AGED 82 YEARS]

 

HAMMOND see AUSTEN

134.   Headstone


MARY HOULDING
This stone is very badly flaked, one can't imagine the surface surviving much longer. 
There must have been a lot of care taken not to damage this stone when the Sims vault was constructed.

[HERE] LYETH YE BODY OF MARY HOULDING OF
[YS] PARISH WHO DECD. MARCH (sic) 1702 AGED 70
[YEAR]S ALSO YE BODY OF HER TWO GRAND DAUGHTERS
[MA]RY [   ] 13 YRS 1706
ORR[IS] [   ] A D
[ELIZ.] [   ] YRS 1710

Mary Houlding was the widow of a Mariner

135.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ADAM KELLOCK
GUNNER OF H. M. SHIP BARFLEUR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1817
AGED 4[3] YEARS

 

136.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES GRANDSON OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH KIMMINS
WHO SUDDENLY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JULY 1862
AGED 20 YEARS
"He was beloved by all who knew him"
[  ]
ALSO ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KIMMINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
17th OF AUGUST 1880 AGED 67 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KIMMINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF AUGUST 1894
AGED 80 YEARS

William Kimmins was a well known Miller and Corn Factor

LAWRENCE see HAMMOND

 

137.   Small Headstone


ELIZABETH MOXLEY
This inscription was a challenge to read, to say the least! The completely 
eroded stone next to this may be, I suspect, to her husband, Richard ?

HERE
LYETH YE [BODY]
OF ELIZ: MOXLEY
YE WIFE OF RICHD.
MOXLEY OF THE CITY
OF ROCHESTER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 12th
1722
AGED 53 YEARS

Elizabeth Moxley's husband Richard was a Cooper of Rochester. He died in 1739 and was buried at Frindsbury on February 21st , the Register wrongly gives his name as "Henry". On the same day the Burial Register of St. Nicholas, Rochester records "Richard Moxley at Friendsbury". Likewise in 1737 when Henry Moxley, also a Cooper, the latter's son? died he was buried at Frindsbury, on November 3rd ; the Burial Register of St. Nicholas records "Henry Moxley at Friendsbury". I take this to mean that the Vicar of St. Nicholas conducted the service at Frindsbury?
   Henry Moxley states in his will his wish to be buried at Frindsbury (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/ PW8)
   Richard's will is in the same court (DRa/ PW9) There are no surviving monument for Richard and Henry, although there is a totally eroded stone of the right period close to Elizabeth's, which itself is very eroded

138.   Headstone


ESTHER NICHOLS
There is an unusual motif on the carving; The Pelican in Her Piety, feeding her rather over large chick with her own blood, which she pecks from her breast.. This is a symbol of Christ and the blood shed by him.

IN MEMORY OF
ESTHER WIFE OF
JOHN NICHOLS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
DEC. 19th 1756 AGED 42 ? YEARS
"Relentless Fate snatched her from our Arms,
O Gentle Mother Earth receive her Charms,
Into thy Bosom, easie let her rest,
Her Sacred Ashes unpolluted keep"

 

OGLE see BLAKE

 

139.   Small Headstone


JOHN OLIFFE
This is another of the inscriptions which almost disappear on a day with no sun. 
In the background is the east wall of the south aisle.

HERE LYETH THE
BODY OF JOHN OLIFFE
CARPENTER
OF THIS PARISH
DIED JULY 16th 1739
AGED 46 YEARS

John Oliffe was an House Carpenter . In his will, dated 9th June 1739, he is owed upon bond, £60 from his cousin, Anthony Alchin of East Malling, Yeoman. This goes, in trust to his executors, the interest for the education of his two children, John and Sarah Wood Oliffe. The principal sum to be used for setting them up in apprenticeships, as they choose. Residue of money to children at 21 years. He is owed a large sum for the board of his wife's children by her former husband Mr Ward, this money to his own children. To his good friends, James Hunt and Richard Ironmonger, each a gold ring of 1 guinea value, "to wear in remembrance of me". Residue of estate to wife Elizabeth, for her life, after her death to his children. Executors: James Hunt and Richard Iron monger. Witnesses: Will. Gates and Sarah Perry (mark of). (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW9)

140.   Headstone and Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PAINE
DIED 20th OCTOBER 1949
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE MARY HIS WIFE
REUNITED 3rd JUNE 1967
AGED 93 YEARS
Tablet
DOROTHY ISABEL
PAINE
AT REST 20th APRIL 1971
AGED 68 YEARS

 

PATTENDEN see ARLIDGE

 

141.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY PELLING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF AUGUST 1822
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO JOHN PELLING, FARMER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF AUGUST 1829
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO JAMES PELLING DAWES
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH [  ] 1834 DIED AUGUST 20th 18[  ]
Mrs. ANN DAWES
DIED 5th JANUARY 1855
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO Mr. WILLIAM DAWES
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1862
AGED 74 YEARS

John Pelling, Senior owned Blacklands Farm, which was farmed by his son in law William Dawes, and bequeathed it to his daughter, wife of William Dawes. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW65)
   John Pelling, Junior, may be the Miller at Luton, Chatham in 1851 (Census)

William Dawes was John Pelling's son in law; he was a Farmer at Blacklands Farm, 100 + acres (Tithes 1843)

142.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA PELLING
WIFE OF
JOHN PELLING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1847
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
MARTHA HUBBLE PELLING
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1847
AGED 5 MONTHS

 

143.   Headstone


WILLIAM PINNOCK
Although it appears clear on this photograph, I initially thought this was illegible. It was only after high lighting
 with chalk and having the sun in the right position (in January or February), that I was able to read it. 
Pinnock's mother Elizabeth's stone is a few feet to the right.

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. WILL. PINNOCK
SON OF ELIZ. PINNOCK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 19th OCT.. 1775
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. ANN FRANCES
A RELATION OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 25th 1765
AGED 49 YEARS

 

144.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZ. PINNOCK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [   ] DEC. 17[55]
AGED 70 YEARS

 

145.   Headstone


LEFT: BENJAMIN AND ISABEL ROBOTTOM, DIED 1747 & 1724
RIGHT: CHARLES AND ANN SHERMAN, DIED 1780 & 1749

HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
BENJAMIN ROBOTTOM
OF THE PARISH OF STROUD (sic) WHO DIED
AUGUST YE 5th 1747 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO HERE LIETH
--------------------(ground level)-------------------
THE BODY OF ISABEL WIFE OF
BENJAMIN ROBOTTOM WHO DIED
DECEM. [   ] 1724 AGED 43 YEARS

 

ROBOTTOM see SHERMAN

SHARP see ARLIDGE

146.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
CHARLES SHERMAN
GROCER IN STROUD (sic) AND DAUGHTER
OF BENJ. & ELIZ. ROBOTTOM
WHO DIED THE 18th AUG. 1749
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO THE AFORESAID
CHARLES SHERMAN WHO DIED
[   ] [OCTOBER] 1780 AGED 6[  ] YEARS
ALSO ELIZ. HIS SECOND WIFE
WHO DIED NOV. [   ] 17[92]
AGED 77 YEARS

Charles Sherman, Grocer of Strood, requests his wife as Executor of his will to pay his brother's "benefits" into the Angel Club in Strood, until he reaches 60 years of age. The Angel was a long established Inn , (the modern one of the same name is, at time of writing closed). The Angel Club was probably some sort of "Friendly Society" (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW15)

147.   Low Ledger, Railed

IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL
RESURRECTION HERE REPOSE
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
Mr. ALFRED SIMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF DECEMBER 1832
AGED 28 YEARS
"He lived Honoured, he died Lamented"
J. M.
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
Mr. ZECHARIAH SIMS AND MOTHER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF
SEPTEMBER 18[40] IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
"A Good Wife and Affectionate Mother
An Intelligent Woman whose Los[s] [   ]
Regretted amongst her Friends and [   ]"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
Mr. ZECHARIAH SIMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF [AUGUST] 1845 AG[ED] [73 YEARS]
MARY THE BELOVED [WIFE OF]
[Mr.] ZECHARIAH SIMS WHO DIED [ON]
DECR. 12Th 185[7] AGED 63 YEARS
"She lived [ ]"
ALSO Mr. ZECHARIAH SIMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 7th [1868] [AGED 73 YEARS]
ALSO Miss B[ARBARA] SIMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH [ ] 18[75] [AGED 89 YEARS ]

Alfred Sims died in St. Margaret's, Rochester, Elizabeth Sims died in Chatham. Zecheriah Sims was described as a "Gentleman" in his will, PCC PROB11/ 2041, dated 16th June 1845, leaves, to daughter, Barbara, freehold house in Alfred Place, Gillingham, occupied by John Cleaves, three cottages, occupied by Lin[ ] ?, Mannerings and Napier. In addition household furniture and plate, etc. After her death, if she has no heirs, to son Zechariah, if he has no heirs, to nephews, Edward Hopper, Shoemaker and Thomas Hopper, Grocer, both of Biddenden; after them to male heirs, successively by seniority. Failing which, to Richard Day of Standens, Farmer of Biddenden, failing the same conditions, to John Day, also a Farmer of Standens. On condition of keeping properties in good condition, and keeping vault in Frindsbury churchyard in good repair, including the lettering and painting the iron work regularly. Freehold estate in Iden Green , Benenden to son Zechariah, on condition of him paying £200 borrowed on Gillingham property; £520 due on Benenden property (mortgage ?) Executors: Zechariah Sims, Edward Hopper and Richard Day. Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Rochester and George Tuff, his Clerk
   Zecheriah, Junior was a Farmer of Chatham Hill (1841 Census). He died in Rochester. Mary Sims died in Chatham,
    Barbara Sims died at the Medway Union (Workhouse), presumably as a patient in the Infirmary, rather than an inmate?

148.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF Mr. JOHN SMITH
OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY'S
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 22ND 1800
AGED 48 YEARS
"I n this cold grave his silent ashes rest,
Whose pious soul is number'd with the blest,
From truth in this false world he never swerved,
But God and King with full devotion served,
To both obedient , to his country just,
True to his friends, and faithful to his trust,
Generous to all and to his neighbours kind,
Liberal to the poor, and of a noble mind,
Moral in all the actions of his life,
And a good husband to an Industrious Wife"

 

149.   Headstone and Body Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND CHARLOTTE SNATT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] AND LAMENTED
ON THE 14th DAY OF AUGUST
ANNO DOMINE 1830
IN THE 18th YEARS OF HER AGE
JOHN THEIR ONLY SON DIED [   ]
[   ] ON THE [   ]
[   ]
JOHN SNATT ESQ. [   ]
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] NOVEMBER 1843
AGED [76]YEARS
(rest eroded)

John Snatt was formerly of H.M. Customs at Rochester. He lived in Holly Wood House. Churchwarden in 1824. His will dated 15th November 1838, makes it clear that his wife was sometimes "mentally afflicted". (PCC Will PROB/1989)

150.   Classical Chest Tomb, Railed

Ledger

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
Mr. PHILLIP STAINES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPT. THIS LIFE
THE 8th OF AUG. 1718 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO URSILLA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED DEC. 9th 1715 AGED 68
YEARS
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. FRANCES BOGHURST
WIFE OF RICHARD BOGHURST
(OF THIS PARISH)
DIED 7th OF APRIL 1821 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
RICHARD BOGHURST ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF NOVEMBER 1832
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH WIFE OF
JOSIAH TOLPUTT ESQ. WHO DIED
NOVEMBER 13th 1850 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARIA
ELDEST TWIN DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD BOGHURST ESQ.
WHO DIED AUGUST 24th ? 1872
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE
SURVIVING DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND TWIN SISTER OF MARIA WHO DIED
OCTOBER 18th 1878 AGED 83 YEARS

North Side

LIKEWISE NICHOLAS BOGHURST
AND REBECCA DANN SON AND
DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANN BOGHURST
SHE DIED FEB. 1st ? 1741 AGED 36
HE DIED MAR. 16th 1747 AGED 35
YEARS

East Side

HERE
LIETH JOHN
SON OF PHILLIP &
ANN BOGHURST
WHO DEPARD. THIS
LIFE THE 3rd DAY
OF MARCH 1749
AGED 4 YEARS
AND ELEVEN
MONTHS

West Side

HERE
LIE YE
REMAINS OF
JNO. BOGHURST
OF THIS PARISH ALSO
ANN HIS WIFE
HE DIED DEC. 17th ?
1750 AGED 75
SHE DIED OCT. 9th ?
1747 AGED
69 YEARS

South Side

HERE ALSO LIETH WILLIAM ELDEST
SON OF JOHN AND ANN BOGHURST
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1750 AGED 41 YEARS
"Time was I stood where thou dost now,
And viewed the dead as thou dost me,
E'er long you'l (sic) lie as low as I,
And others stand and look on thee"

Phillip Staines was a Farmer, Churchwarden in 1697. Judging by the style, this tomb was erected by the Boghurst family some time after the Staines died. At Frindsbury in May 1707, Nicholas Boghurst married Elizabeth Staines Phillip Staines PCC Will PROB11/565, dated 23rd October 1717 begins, "Out of respect and kindness to my late loving landlady Mrs Lamplugh's family, who have been very kind and civil to me, and doubt not but her son and family will continue the same after my decease to my executors" He goes on to bequeath, to each of Mrs Lamplugh's daughters,£50 each. To his good friend, Francis Brookes, Esq. the Elder of Rochester,£50, to his son Robert Brookes, £50, to his daughters, Jane and Katherine Brookes, £50 each. To cousin, Dorothy Saunders of Chatham, widow, £10. To eldest daughter of cousin Brown, wife of Robert Brown of Chatham, Shipwright, £20, to the 2nd daughter of cousin Brown, £20. To Edward Staines of Cliffe,son of his cousin, Richard Staines late of Cliffe, £10. To grand children, Phillip Rutley and Elizabeth Attwater, wife of Thomas Attwater of Strood, Baker, £10 each. To Mary Dutnall of Chatham, widow £25. To Richard Rathbury of Frindsbury, £10. To Clement Staines, son of cousin Richard Staines, £5. To cousin Martha Fuller wife of ------ Fuller £10. To Sarah wife of James Staines of Gillingham, Bricklayer, £10. To his "dear and loving wife", Elizabeth, £500 and any of his horses, saddle and bridle. 
   Farms in Cuxton, occupied by Henry Clements, Bill Street, occupied by --------- Williams, Noke Street, occupied by John Lane, Cliffe, occupied by Jonathan Meares, to his wife Elizabeth for life; after her death or default of conditions, the farm at Cuxton to Phillip Staines for ever, farm in Bill Street to Ann and Rebecca Boghurst daughters of son in law, John Boghurst of Strood, Yeoman. Farm in Cliffe to William Boghurst, son of above John Boghurst. Farm at Noke Street, to Edward Staines of Cliffe, also two houses in Gillingham.
   Rents of farm in Gillingham in occupation of James Staines to John Boghurst for 5 years, rents from Binney Farm in Allhallows to John Boghurst for 12 years, rents from two farms at Higham occupied by Alexander Pratt and ------- Palmer to John Boghurst for 12 years, upon trust, to pay legacies, etc. Farm in Gillingham occupied by James Staines, to James Staines and Mary Mitchell," my maid servant". Binney farm to Phillip Staines, son of James Staines of Higham and to Phillip Boghurst, son of John Boghurst. Farms at Higham to Nicholas Boghurst, son of John Boghurst, farm at Higham occupied by James Staines to James Staines for 12 years; rent free after 12 years to Phillip Boghurst. 
   Two houses in Frindsbury near Upnor Street, to occupied by John Young and Judith Prior to Elizabeth daughter of Edward Staines. Land in Frindsbury purchased from Francis Brookes, to Anne Lane daughter of his tenant John Lane of Frindsbury, Husbandman. Land at Hoo, bought from Mr Charles May, to Edward Staines and John Boghurst upon trust; rents to Church Wardens and Overseers of Frindsbury for bread for the poor aged and decayed householders and inhabitants of Frindsbury at two days every years as the trustees think fit. To servant John French, £40, to his "Looker", Henry Pett of Allhallows, £30, to two eldest sons of Henry Pett, £5 each. To ----- Whiskin of Northfleet, and his two sons, £60 equally divided. £5 in bread to Church Wardens and Overseers, for poor of Frindsbury £3 in bread to the Church Wardens and Overseers of Wouldham for their poor. 
   To the children of his late landlady Mrs Lamplugh, gold rings of 15 shillings value in remembrance of him. To his "loving friends" Mrs Brookes, wife of Francis, Mrs Mouch ? of Charing, Mrs Bevis of Rochester, widow, Mrs Rebecca Boghurst of St. Margaret's, widow and Mrs Martha Walsall of Strood, "a broad piece of gold called a Jacobus" To wife Elizabeth and John Boghurst, plate, rings, jewels and household goods equally. Also to them, farm goods needed to manage farm in Frindsbury, where he now lives, and farm for 2 years, sharing rent. After 2 years, his wife to "make good to him (John Boghurst) at the end of the said two years the one full half part of the value of stock, at the value of his his death "(i.e. Phillip Staines)
   To John Dann, his servant, £3. Executors to spend £100 for funeral, to buy 60 gold rings of 12 shillings each to his Chapman and friends, as they think fit. Residue to John Boghurst. Executors: Wife Elizabeth and John Boghurst for 2 years, after that, John Boghurst, Sole Executor. Witnesses: John Walsall, Jnr., Jo. Walsall and Siden ? Sheafe

A prominent Kent family. Landowners and Farmers, J. P. s Monuments in the Church.
   William Boghurst's PCC Will PROB11/780, is dated 28th October 1749. He is of Strood, and desires to be buried in Frindsbury, near his Father and Mother. To Samuel Pearse of St. Thomas's Hospital, Apothecary and James Tapley, Maltster of Strood, £400 in trust. To bring up and place in the world, two "natural" sons, William Evendine, otherwise, Sanders, and William Collins. In addition £50 apiece to place in an apprenticeship, the £400 to set up in trade. To Samuel Pearse and James Tapley £30 each for a ring "in remembrance of me". To God daughter, Mary Simmons, £30. To nephew, John Dann, property and land in Cliffe, occupied by brother Phillip Boghurst. Wearing apparel to William Evendine and William Collins. To wife Elizabeth Tomlin, 330. Residue to brother Phillip, who is Executor. Witnesses: John Barrow, Richard Otley and Charles ? Baker
   John Boghurst's PCC Will PROB11/785, dated 7th June 1750, leaves farm, land and mill in Frindsbury held on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester for three lives, to son Phillip. All his freeholds and leaseholds to Phillip. To grandson, John Dann, £200; to grand daughter, Ann Boghurst, daughter of Phillip, £200 at 21. Grand daughter, Elizabeth Tomlin to have share of her late father's (John) estate, and £50 out of debt owed by her father, on certain conditions. Her brother George, forgiven his debt.. Residue to son Phillip, who is sole Executor. Witnesses: Isaac Philpot, William Heard and William Twopenny.

151.   Headstone


STAPLES FAMILY
Henry Staples, Senior, a Blacksmith, is on the left; his son, also Henry, is on the extreme right. I believe the middle stone is also of the Staples family, judging by the proximity, but all surnames and dates have eroded away. I have entered what there is of the inscription alongside the Staples entries.

HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
HENRY STAPLES
OF THIS PARISH, BLACKSMITH
[WHO] D[IED] DECEMBER 24th 1747
AGED 47 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE SARAH, HENRY & BENJAMIN
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIE 6 OF HIS CHILDREN

 

152.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY SON OF
HENRY STAPLES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [   ] 1755
AGED 17 YEARS

 

153.   Headstone, Almost All Eroded, (between the two above)

[  ]
MARY [STAPLES ?] HIS WIFE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE [ ] [1764?] AGED 60 YEARS

 

154.   Headstone, Very Eroded

IN
MEMORY OF
Mr BENJAMIN ? STODDY ?
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC. ? THE 10th 1762
AGED 67 ? YEARS

 

155.   Headstone, Very Eroded, (above ground)


MICHAEL AND HANNAH STONE
I had long given up on this stone yielding any information. The stone is very smooth and eroded.
It wasn't until 4 months after I had started transcribing, that I decided to have a thorough check of all "illegible" stones. As one can see, the inscription below ground is in very good condition, and gave me the surname. I was then able to find wills for for both Michael and Hannah Stone, so I could easily find the missing dates from the burial register and, more or less, re-construct the inscription.

[IN MEMORY OF]
[MICHAEL STONE]
[DIED APRIL/MAY 1778]
[AGED 39 YEARS]
[HANNAH STONE WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[DIED] NOVEMBER 9th ? 1779
AGED[ ] YEARS
[HANNAH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE]
------------(Ground Level)------------
DIED JANUARY THE [ ] 1780
AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
MICHAEL STONE SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY THE 27th 1781 AGED 17 YEARS

Michael Stone was a Farmer of Marden when he made his will on the 19th July 1775. He bequeathed 7 properties in Rochester to his wife Hannah until 1785. From the 22nd of January 1785 his son, Thomas Stone was to have 1 of the properties in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Subject to paying an annuity of 30 shillings to his sister Hannah, who was "now abroad". The annuity is to be paid for 10 years from 1785, then cease. If Thomas dies without lawful heirs before the 22nd of January 1785, then his house goes to his mother, subject to the same annuity. The other 6 properties, in St. Margaret's to his wife after 1st of January 1785, subject to the above annuity. Personal estate to wife, Hannah, who is also Executor. Witnesses: Mary Walter, John [    ] Walker and Joseph ? Williams. Probate note "of Frindsbury".
(Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW61)
   Hannah Stone's will is dated 28th of October 1779. William Arnold of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Victualler, is appointed Executor. All the estate goes to him, in trust, to sell it and pay debts of her late husband, Michael. Surplus to go to children, Michael, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, John, Ann and Hannah Stone. Testator signs with a mark.
   Witnesses: Samuel Goldsmith and John Carr. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW61)

156a.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JONATHAN TURNER WHO DIED [ ] NOV. 1909 AGED 75 YEARS

Jonathan Turner was a Bricklayer of Windmill Street (1881 census)

TOLPUTT see STAINES

 

156b.   Small Coped Stone on Brick Base

South Side

GEORGE WARD
FOR 42 YEARS MASTER
OF THE ROCHESTER SCHOOL
OF ART DIED 18th FEB. 1928

North Side

CONSTANCE
WIFE OF GEORGE WARD
DIED 22nd AUGUST
1953

 

157.   Low Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
THOMAS WICKENDEN
OF CYPRESS HOUSE, FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
3rd DECEMBER 1863
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND
THOMAS WICKENDEN
OF CYPRESS HOUSE, FRINDSBURY
WHO DIED ON THE [ ] JUNE 1875
AGED 82 YEARS
HE WAS CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS PARISH FOR 30 ? YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR SON THOMAS
WHO DIED FEB. 17th ? 1896
AGED 70 YEARS
INTERRED IN HASTINGS CEMETERY
AND ALFRED AUTHORN
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1898
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS WICKENDEN
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND SARAH WICKENDEN
(LATE COMMANDER P & O SERVICE)
WHO DIED 28th JULY 1916
AGED 68 YEARS

Thomas Wickenden, Senior, was a Farmer of 50 acres and Brickmaker, (1861 census); he had also been a Maltster, (Pigot's Directory 1838) Thomas, Junior, farmed 19 acres, Alfred Wickenden, who died at Upper Norwood, was a Civil Engineer (1861 Census)
   Margaret Wickenden who lies under the adjoining monument was probably a sister of Thomas, Senior ?

158.   Low Ledger, Railed, Adjacent to Above

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WICKENDEN
WHO DIED
SEPTEMBER 18th 1865
AGED 74 YEARS

 

159.   Small, Broken Headstone

[HERE]
LYETH YE
BODY OF MARY
YE WIFE OF WILLIAM
WICKES OF THIS
PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 20th OF JANUARY
1714 AGED 64

 

160.   Curbs

South Side

IN MEMORY OF CLARENCE (BONCE) BELOVED HUSBAND OF DERAH WOOD
AT REST 15th OCTOBER 1961 AGED 90 YEARS

North Side

IN MEMORY OF ALICE DERAH BELOVED WIFE OF CLARENCE (BONCE) WOOD
REUNITED 28th AUGUST 1962 AGED 77 YEARS

 

161.   Headstone, Broken

HERE LYETH THE [BODY OF]
THOMAS WOR[KMAN]
LATE GUNNER OF HIS MAJ. [SHIP]
------------------(ground level)-------------------
DEVONSHIRE WHO DIED THE
10th OF NOVEMBR. 1730 AGED
59 YEARS

 

Section C - is all that area south of the footpath, bounded on the south and west by the
                                   churchyard walls..

162.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENDERSON ALEXANDER
LATE CAPT. & QRTR. MASTER R. E.
WHO DIED 25th JUNE 1919
AGED 56 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO MARIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1933
AGED 68 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

 

163.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
GEORGE PEEK APPLIN
LRCP ED., MRCS E.
WHO DIED
ON THE 24th DECEMBER 1873
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
HIS INFANT SON
CLIVE CLINTON
WHO DIED ON THE 3rd JULY 187[3]
AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO SARAH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 10th APRIL 1938
AGED 92 YEARS
INTERRED AT CROYDON

 

164.   Grey Granite, Cruciform Coped

South side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PAYMASTER-IN-CHIEF HENRY WILLIAM ARLIDGE R.N.
BORN JUNE 24th 1824
DIED FEB. 26th 1895
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not Want"

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY EMILY THE BELOVED WIFE OF
PAYMASTER-IN-CHIEF HENRY WILLIAM ARLIDGE R.N.
BORN SEPT. 22nd 1823
DIED DEC. 15th 1891
"Thy Will be Done"

 

165.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALTER JAMES SON OF
JOHN FRANCIS & MARTHA BACON
WHO DIED [ ] SEPTEMBER 1850
[ AGED 1 YEAR]
[   ]
[   ]
ALSO MARTHA [WIFE OF]
JOHN FRANCIS BACON
[AND MOTHER] OF THE ABOVE
[Rest Illegible]

John Francis Bacon, Grocer and Post Office, Upnor (Post Office Directory 1855)

166.   Plain Chest Tomb, Railed

Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF
JOHN ROSE BAKER
WHO DIED THE 11th MAY 1856
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO OF ALICE JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 25th 1881
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN ROSE BAKER
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1899
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO OF EMMA JULIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 12th 1905
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS
LATE MAJOR OF THE 12th SUFFOLK REGIMENT
3rd SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1909
AGED 65 YEARS
INTERRED AT ALGIERS
ALSO OF FREDERIC
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 16th 1910
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF GEORGE
LATE COLONEL OF THE 67th HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT
2nd SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 19th 1910
AGED 70 YEARS
MARIANNE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1935
AGED 86 YEARS

North Side

ALSO FANNY MANSEL JONES 3rd DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE BORN 20th JUNE 1851 DIED 29th OCTOBER 1929 (one line)
INTERRED AT BOURNEMOUTH

John Rose Baker was a Farmer. The clock in the Church Tower was installed in his memory.

167.   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN BAKER
WHO SUDDENLY MET HIS DEATH
AT HOO SEPTEMBER 2nd 1900
AGED 59 YEARS
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think this not strange, death happens to all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"

Benjamin Baker, perhaps the Potter, born at Hoo, living at 14 Pearson Street? (1891 Census)

168.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
RICHARD BERRY
WHO DIED 3rd JULY 1869
AGED 61 YEARS
"The Lord seeth not as Man seeth,
for Man looketh on the outward
appearance but the Lord looketh
on the Heart"
ALSO OF
RICHARD BERRY
WHO DIED 1st JULY 1881
AGED 74 YEARS
"Hail blessed day of rest and peace,
Which calls us from our care,
To calm repose and quietness,
Within the house of prayer"

Rear

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLIAM
THE BELOVED SON OF
THOMAS AND JANE BERRY
WHO DIED AT ATBARA, SOUDAN, EGYPT
2nd SEPTEMBER 1898
AGED 20 YEARS
"A loss so great , a shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear,
Though great the loss we'll not complain,
We trust in Christ to meet again"
ALSO OF
JAMES BERRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT SEA ON HIS
VOYAGE HOME FROM CALLAO
28th DECEMBER 1871
AGED 29 YEARS
"The Sea of Life is crossed,
The voyage is now at an end,
The wearied soul has sought
An eternity in Heaven to spend

Richard Berry was a Master Baker, in Bill Street in 1847 (Bagshaw's Directory); at Medway House in 1881(Census)

169.   Granite Pedestal, Cross Gone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES BIRD
FOR 30 YEARS HEADMASTER OF
SIR JOSEPH WILLIAMSON'S
MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL, ROCHESTER
DIED APRIL 11th 1910 AGED 67
"Much had he learned and laboured, and his best
He gave his fellow Men, God give him rest"

Charles Bird was Headmaster of the Math School when the new school, at Eastgate, replaced the old one in 1893. During his tenure the number of pupils greatly expanded. In 1909 he lived at 1 Castle View Road (Kelly's Directory), was this "High Bank", the house where he died?

170.   Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCIS BOYD 1875 – 1960
RECTOR OF BECKENHAM 1931 – 1955, CANON OF ROCHESTER

South Side

ALSO HIS WIFE MAJORIE 27th MARCH 1965

 

BRACEGIRDLE see SHEPHERD

 

171.   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BRADLEY
SHIPWRIGHT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd NOV. 180[8]
AGED 38 YEARS

 

172.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM BRANTON
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 15th 1795
AGED 48 YEARS
"The Eye of Him that hath seen me, shall see me
No more, Thine Eyes are upon me and I am not"

William Branton was a Farmer. In his will dated 18th September 1791, he left to his wife Sarah, two dwellings and 13 acres in Frindsbury in his own occupation. Bequests to relatives in Mickleover, Derbyshire, and £5 to Richard Browne, Shipwright of Rochester. Residue to wife, she and Richard Browne Executors. (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW16)

173.   Ledger on Ground Level

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD BRENCH[LEY]
OF ST. MARGARET'S, ROCHESTER
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. [   ] 1814
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH WIFE OF
Mr. ROBT. BRENC[HLEY]
OF THIS PARISH WHO DE[PARTED THIS LIFE]
JAN. 1st 1816 AGED 62 YEARS
Mr. ROBERT BRENCHLEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH BRENCHLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
5th DECR. 1822 AGED 76 YEARS

Richard Brenchley, Saddler of Rochester ? (Bailey's Directory 1784 & Universal British Directory 1795) In his will dated 3rd December 1812, he is described as a "Gentleman" of St. Margaret's. He desires to be buried "as near my brother Robert's family as conveniently can be" (the stone set at right angles to all the rest, and near the grave, refers to Mr Brenchley's Burial ground) He gives his executors £50 out of the rents of his several estates, to pay for the erection of an headstone and construction of a brick grave, this was not strictly followed, a ledger stone not an headstone was provided. Five properties and land in St. Margaret's in the occupation of Mr Shipman and others, to brother Robert Brenchley of Frindsbury, Shopkeeper and Sarah his wife for life, after their deaths, to John and James Brenchley, sons of Robert and Sarah. If one should die in the parents' lifetime, then that share to Richard Brenchley, another son, plus £100 from the properties, paid him by the surviving brother. 
   Freehold property and 5 acres in Wilmington occupied by Richard Southerden, Collar Maker, to Robert and Sarah Brenchley for life. After their deaths, to Thomas Baker of Strood, Baker, and Letitia, his wife, for life; after their deaths, then to their children. If no children, to brother Robert's three sons. Three properties in Wood Street, Brompton occupied by Smith, Daniels, Horden, English and Barrett to brother Robert. £50 to Letitia Baker, £100 to nephew, Richard. Property in Higham occupied by James Easdown, to brother Robert, who is charged with an annuity of £10 per annum to Frances wife of Thomas Smith of St. Margaret's, Carpenter. £25 to Edward, Richard, Elizabeth and Mary, children of Thomas Smith at 21. 
   Four freehold properties at Cross Street, Chatham, occupied by Fisher, Thompson and Adams to his brother, Robert, which he can sell; one third of money to Robert Groombridge, son of late sister, Sarah, one third to William Groombridge, another son, one third to Frances Smith for her life; after her death, to her children at 21. Freehold properties in St. Margaret's Street to nephew, Richard Brenchley for life, after his death to Charlotte wife of Richard Brenchley, after her death, to their children at 21.
   Household effects to Richard Brenchley. Property in High Halstow occupied by Widow Ashenden, to brother Robert, he is to sell to pay legacies; £25 to James Gregory of Strood, Coal Meter and Mary his wife, £25 to their children , James, William, Richard and Elizabeth at 21; £10 each to children of late Thomas Stiff of Chatham, Butcher, Thomas, John, Richard and James at 21. Residue to Robert Brenchley. 
   Executors: Good friend Argles Bishop of Maidstone, Distiller, brother, Robert Brenchley and Sarah, his wife. To Argles Bishop a ring of 2 guineas value. Witnesses: Francis Webb, J. Simmons and James Simmons (PCC Will PROB11/1568)

174.   "Headstone" Aligned East – West, (several yards north of above)

THE C[ ]
Mr. BREN[CHLEY'S] ?
BURIAL GROUND

 

BREWER see PRALL

CARTER see SKINNER

175.   Pedestals and Cross

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET YOUNG CLIFFORD
WIDOW OF
THE REVD. R. S. CLIFFORD
SOMETIME VICAR OF TEYNHAM
IN THIS COUNTY
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
LT. COLONEL CHARLES COX
OF H. M. 37th REGIMENT
[WHO DIED [ ] AUGUST 1897]
[AGED 83 YEARS]

Harriet Clifford lived at the "Red Cottage", Frindsbury (Registers)

COLEMAN see KING

 

176.   Headstone and Body Stone


JEMIMA COLLYER
This was another difficult stone to read, again the low, raking winter sun was essential

IN MEMORY
OF JEMIMA WIFE OF
WILLIAM COLLYER
OF THIS PARISH OB. 16th JUNE
1755 AGED 24
ALSO [HERE LIES?] THEIR SON DIED IN INFANCY

 

COX see CLIFFORD

 

177.   Pedestals and Cross, Plot once Railed

North Side

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE HENRY CUREL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
13th MAY 1879
IN THE 38th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Alas the vital spark has fled,
Reject the thought that I am dead,
And this shall soothe thy troubled breast,
That she thou loved has gone to rest"

West Side

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
MARIA
THE SECOND WIFE OF
GEORGE HENRY CUREL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
20th JULY 1895
AGED 55 YEARS
"And there shall be no more death,
Neither sorrow, nor dying, neither
Shall there be any more pain"
Rev. xxi 4

East Side

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE HENRY CUREL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
16th DECEMBER 1895
AGED 56 YEARS

South Side

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
FLORA ANN
WIFE OF
JOHN FREDERICK CUREL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
17th DECEMBER 1884
AGED 25 YEARS
"She was taken from us in the bloom of youth,
She has left us in sorrow and pain,
But we trust in the Lord, in his mercy and truth,
That in heaven we shall meet again"

George Henry Curel was a Barge Builder and Sail Maker (see Section A). The son of James Curell. Born in London (1891 Census) John Frederick was born in Lambeth, (1881 Census), in that year he was a Shipwright lodging at 8 Albert Place, Frindsbury. Note the variation of spelling of the surname in Sections A and C.

178.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF WM. DAY LATE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO D[IED] [   ] [APRIL] [1721]?
[   ]

William Day was probably the Farmer, will dated 15th April 1721. £100 to each of three sons, Phillip, William and Andrew. Residue to wife, Martha. If she remarries, new husband to give securities as to above legacies, to be approve by Francis and Henry Barrell. Martha Executor. Witnesses Francis Barrell, Henry Barrell and mark of Mary Ashby. (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester DRa/PW6)

179.   Low Ledger

FRANCIS WILLIAM
SON OF
FRANCIS JOHN DE LA COUR
AND ANN HIS WIFE
DIED 9th NOVEMBER 1821
IN THE
4th YEAR OF HIS AGE
FRANCIS JOHN DE LA COUR
DIED 14th MAY 1845
AGED 53 YEARS
BENJAMIN GEORGE DE LA COUR
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 3rd AUGUST 1891
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN THE WIFE OF
HENRY WILLIAM DE LA COUR
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1885
IN THE 30th YEAR OF HER AGE

Francis De La Cour, is, in his PCC Will PROB11/1714, dated 30th November 1825, a Gentleman of Frindsbury. He asks his executors to provide "decent mourning" for his family. His house in Frindsbury to his sons Francis John, Benjamin and Charles, and to friend Rev. Richard Symonds Joynes D.D., upon trust while wife is a widow. She to take profits for her lifetime. When she dies, or remarries, house upon trust for all sons and daughters, Francis John, Ann, Benjamin, George, Charles, Emily, Henry, William, Louisa, Sarah, Elizabeth, Harriett and Edward Joseph, equally. Household goods, etc. money and securities to sons and Rev. Joynes, as above upon trust for wife Ann, she to have annual interest, subject to maintenance of younger children, after her death or remarriage, then to all sons and daughters. Executors: Francis John De La Cour, Benjamin De La Cour, Charles De La Cour and Richard Symonds Joynes, also son George, one of his Executors and Trustees. Witnesses: Gabriel Hardes, Victualler of Frindsbury, J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood and Thomas Pryer, Clerk to Mr. Gibbs.
   Francis John De La Cour died at Cranbrook. When he moved from Frindsbury to Rochester, his house was advertised in "The Times" on April 16th 1827, it consisted of a 300 foot frontage to High Street, Frindsbury, was brick built with a stucco front, large gardens and stables etc. George died 1864 was a Jeweller in Chatham High Street (1851 Census), Benjamin was also a Jeweller in Chatham; George Henry was a Goldsmith, Jeweller, Watchmaker and Optician in Chatham High Street; Mayor of Chatham 1898. Anne was a Landed Proprietor, Elizabeth an Annuitant and Emily Dudding, sister of the latter, lived on Interest; (1881 Census) Ellen died at 76 Chatham High Street. (Registers)

180.   Low Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCIS DE LA COUR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
[  ] OF DECEMBER 1825 IN THE
67th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
ANN RELICT OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS DE LA COUR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
[   ] DAY OF OCTOBER 1852 IN THE
79th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO LOUISA SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS DE LA COUR AND ANN
HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 13th DAY OF MARCH 1835
IN THE 24th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF
BENJAMIN DE LA COUR
WHO DIED IN LONDON JULY [ ] 184[3]
AGED 45 AND LIES BURIED AT
OLD MARYLEBONE
ALSO OF
EMILY DUDDING
2nd DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS AND ANN DE LA COUR
WHO DIED MAY 1st 1896
AGED 91 YEARS

 

181.   Low Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE DE LA COUR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
2nd DAY OF MAY 1864
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF MARTHA
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF SEPTEMBER 1876
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see their God"
Matthew 5th Chapter 8th Verse
ALSO OF GEORGE GERALD HERBERT
SON OF GEORGE FRANCIS DE LA COUR
M D LONDON
BORN SEPT. 28th 1877 DIED OCT. 21st 1877


CHARLES DE LA COUR M. A.
FOR 27 YEARS VICAR OF
HECKINGTON, LINCOLNSHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th OF MARCH 1861 AGED 60
AND LIES BURIED AT HECKINGTON

 

182.   Low Marble Ledger, Horizontal Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE HENRY DE LA COUR
DIED DECEMBER 14th 1914
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN HENRIETTA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPTEMBER 29th 1903
AGED 79 YEARS
ELIZABETH HANNAH DE LA COUR
DIED JANUARY 18th 1900
AGED 85 YEARS
ANN DE LA COUR
DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1883
AGED 89 YEARS

 

183.   Small Headstone


DENTON
In her will, Margaret Denton desired that this stone be made by John Bowes, 
the Strood Stone Mason. Again this stone is illegible without raking sun.

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS DENTON
OF YS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DIED
FEBRUARY YE 24th 1741
AGED 75 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE
OF THO. DENTON
WHO DIED
JANUARY YE 13th 1763
AGED 80 YEARS

Thomas Denton was a Farmer. In her will, Margaret desired that she be buried in Frindsbury Churchyard as near her late husband as was convenient and that a headstone and inscription be made and set up by John Bowes, at a price of no less than 50 shillings. She also instructed that the Vicar be paid one guinea for the funeral sermon. (PCC Will PROB/888

184.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM DENTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 12th OF
FEBRUARY 1811 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. SARAH DENTON
THE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF
APRIL 1811 AGED 39 YEARS
LEFT NO ISSUE

William Denton was a Victualler of Strood. ( Administration only, no will)

DOUGLAS see FORMBY

185.   Pedestal and Tall Cross

East Side

EMMA MARIA DREW
DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN JOSIAS DREW R. N.
OCT. 14th 1889
ALSO HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH MARGARET LEVERTON DREW
NOVEMBER 30 1910

North Side

ALSO HIS
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
MARY FRANCES DREW
DIED 25th JANUARY 1917

 

186.   Pedestal and Tall Cross

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOSIAS HENRY
DREW M. A.
FIRST VICAR OF ST. MARY'S, STROOD
1869 TO 1918
DIED 18th DECEMBER 1920
R.I.P.
"Nearer to Christ's Presence"
"In every place incense shall be offered unto
My Name", saith the Lord of Hosts"

South Side

ONLY SON OF
COMMANDER JOSIAS DREW R. N.
ERECTED BY HIS COUSINS
SPRV & LEWIS LEVERTON

 

187.   Headstone

TO
[THE] MEMORY OF
Mrs. FRANCES DRURY
OF THE PARISH OF
ST. NICHOLAS, ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTR. 30th 1801 AGED 57 YEARS

 

DUDDING see DE LA COUR

ETHEREDON see LUCK

 

188.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE EVANS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1870
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO
DAVID EVANS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1899
AGED 90 YEARS
"Gone from us but not forgotten.
Never shall their memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where they are laid"

David Evans was a Mariner, (Baptism Register, 1836)

189.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
RICHARD EVERIST
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOV. 8th 1757
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES PELLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 5th 1789
AGED 67 YEARS
Mrs. FRANCES PELLING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD EVERIST AND
JAMES PELLING
DIED [JA]NY. 9Th 1796
[   ]

 

190.   Large Railed Plot, Ledger and Tall Cross

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSAN ALICE THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
THE REVD. JAMES FORMBY VICAR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 22nd AUGUST 1872 AGED 73 YEARS
"Neither can they die any more" Luke xx 36
ALSO OF THE REVD. JAMES FORMBY M. A.
54 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1881 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLES OF THE ABOVE
DIED 24th JUNE 1880 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES MARSHALL YOUNGEST SON
DIED 16th OCTOBER 1898 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF FANNY DOUGLAS THIRD DAUGHTER
DIED 26th JUNE 1932 AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE FORMBY
DIED 13th MAY 1936 AGED 93 YEARS

The Formby family were also Cement Manufacturers. Charles died at Hastings, lived in West Brompton, London

191.   Curbs and Horizontal Cross

THEOPHILUS FOSTER DIED 27th MARCH 1888 AGED 57 YEARS

 

192.   Headstone, Most Buried

[HERE]
[LYETH YE BODY OF]
[SARAH FREEMAN ?]
-------------(Ground Level)----------
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 12th ? OF NOVEMBER
1701 AETATIS SVE 67
"Now at Rest,
Whose Soul wee hope
With Christ is Blessed"

 

193.   Headstone


JOHN FRENCH, DIED 1756

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF JOHN FRENCH
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th OF MARCH 1756 AGED 28 YEARS

There were two Farmers named John French, both seem to have died intestate, but there are inventories, perhaps they were father and son, one died 1731 the other 1738. Perhaps the John French on this monument is the son of the latter ?
   Inventories are both Archdeaconry Court of Rochester; 1731 DRa/Pi13/7 & 1739 Dra/Pi21/4a-c. I now know that the latter was the father of Elizabeth Heard, (see Heard inscription.) The total value of the farm stock, etc. was £304, there is also an account by widow, Elizabeth under the same reference.

FRENCH see HEARD

 

194.   Pedestals and Curbs, Cross fallen

LORD HAVE MERCY
ON
THE SOUL OF
COLONEL DOUGLAS
FFRENCH–MULLEN I. M. S.
OF HOLLYWOOD
WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1920 AGED 67
ALSO CECELIA FFRENCH – MULLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1939 AGED 82 YEARS

 

195.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
Mr. WILLIAM GILES
DEVONPORT
WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1847
AGED 26 YEARS

 

GILES see LEE

 

196.   Headstone and Body Stone, Very Eroded

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
JOSEPH GODFREY
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
THOMAS GODFREY
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
GEORGE GODFREY
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
THOMAS GODFREY
[   ]

 

197.   Pedestals and Curbs

BASSETT CHARLES
EDWARD FITZGERALD GUNN
FLEET SURGEON R. N.
BORN DEC. 7th 1858 DIED NOV. 21st 1905
FLORENCE MARY GUNN
BORN FEBY. 18Th 1857 DIED OCT. 23rd 1928
"God's in his heaven,
All's well with the world"

 

198.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR PARENTS ROBERT JOHN GURR WHO DIED 12th FEBRUARY 1934 AGED 79 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE AMY ELIZABETH GURR WHO DIED 25th 1943 AGED 87 YEARS

Robert Gurr was a Domestic Groom of Bill Street (1881 Census)

HALL see HILL(S)

 

199.   Headstone and Body Stone

[SACRED]
TO MEMORY OF
WILLIAM THOMAS HARDY ESQ.
FORMERLY OF THE CITY OF OXFORD
AND MANY YEARS A RESIDENT OF
ROCHESTER AND CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th OCTOBER 1839
IN THE 56th YEARS OF HIS AGE
"Being justified by faith we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ"

William Thomas Hardy was Chief Pay Clerk at Chatham Dockyard (Pigot's Directory 1838 & PCC Will)

200.   Headstone, Very Eroded, (above ground)

[ IN MEMORY OF]
[ELIZABETH HARILL?]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
--------------(Ground Level)--------------
ON THE 2[  ] OF DECEMBER
1769 AGED 29 YEARS AND
[  ] MONTHS AND TWO WEEKS

 

201.   Headstone


ELIZABETH HEARD AND (BELOW GROUND) JOHN FRENCH


REVERSE OF ABOVE

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM HEARD
WHO DIED THE 29th SEPT. 1748
AGED 29 YEARS
--------------(Ground Level)--------------
ALSO ADJACENT LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN FRENCH
FATHER OF THE ABOVE ELIZABETH
WHO DIED 27th NOVEMBER 1738
------------------(Limit of Excavation)-----------------

Rear

NEAR THIS PLACE LIES INTERRED
THE BODY OF WILLIAM HEARD
WHO DIED 27th NOV. 1765
AGED 50 YEARS

William Heard was a Farmer. In his will dated 11th December 1764,(Consistory Court of Rochester DRb/PW59) he leaves "one case of draws (sic), if not already given to her" to his daughter, Elizabeth wife of John Hunt of Rochester, Butcher. Residue to daughter Sarah, who is sole Executor. Witnesses: Henry Loft, Elizabeth Loft and J. Bowes.
   I eventually discovered below ground level an inscription to John French, died 1738, father of Elizabeth Heard. (See French notes)

HELLIER see MILLER

 

202.   Chest Tomb, Very Eroded, Armorial Crest on Ledger, South Side Missing


WILLIAM HILLS

WILLIAM HILLS ESQ.
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
DIED NOV. 12th ? [1759]
AGED [ ] YEARS
?[ELIZABETH HILLS]
?[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
?[DIED SEPTEMBER [ ] 1796]

North Side
JOHN HILLS [   ]
[   ] CITY OF ROCHESTER
[   ]
WILLIAM [   ]
[   ] ELIZABETH [   ]

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARY HILLS
THE WIDOW OF
HENRY HILLS
WHO DIED [   ] SEPT.
1806 AGED [  ]6 YEARS

William Hills was a Merchant of Rochester; he owned lands in Frindsbury, Hoo, St. Nicholas and St. Margaret's at Rochester, he also owned barges and brick kilns; his stock in trade included liquor. All, including residue, left to his wife Elizabeth, who was sole Executor. If she remarries when children still under 21, then his friend Luke Grimes of Chatham, Gent. To be sole Executor and guardian of his children until they are 21. If wife dies or remarries, all property to sons, John, Henry and Thomas, and daughter, Elizabeth, equally. £10 to Luke Grimes. Witnesses, William Clark, Junior, Robert Bousie, Junior and Richard Bristow (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW59)

203.   Headstone, Partly Eroded

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. HENRY HILL(S)? DIED 9th ? JUNE 1755 AGED 76
ALSO HIS TWO WIVES MARY AND [ ]? AND
[ALSO?] OF TWO CHILDREN GEORGE AND ANN
Mrs. MARTHA SEE[   ]? [   ]
WIFE OF THOMAS HALL [   ]
ELIZABETH [   ]
[   ]
JOHN [   ]
[Mrs. MARY HALL DIED NOVEMBER 1775?]
[Mr.] THOMAS HALL HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
Mrs. MARY HALL DIED 7th [ ] 17[ ] AGED 67
THOMAS HALL [   ]
ELIZABETH HALL [   ]
[   ]

 

204.   Headstone


JAMES HUNT, DIED 1740 AND HIS TWO SONS

HERE 
LYETH YE BODY
OF JAMES HUNT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE
DEC. 14th 1740
AGED 55 YEARS

NEAR
THIS PLACE
ALSO LIE TWO
OF HIS SONS
WILLM. & JAMES

James Hunt probably the Churchwarden of c. 1727/8. William Hunt died in November 1719, James died in May 1728.

205.   Pedestal, Tall Cross and Tablet

East Side

"With
Christ"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HANSON JACKSON M. A.
FOR 24 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1905 AGED 62 YEARS

North Side

ALSO OF
EDITH ANNE
HIS WIFE
DIED 8th DECEMBER 1927
AGED 86 YEARS

Tablet

ALSO
THEIR ONLY CHILD
EDITH MAY
HANSON
1881 – 1968

 

206.   Very Large Ledger, Ground Level, Eroded and Partly Covered

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF [THOMAS GEORGE JANES? SON OF]
WILLIAM JESSUP AND ELIZABETH JANES
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE [   ] DAY [OF OCTOBER 1837]
AGED [3] YEARS AND [8] MONTHS
ELIZABETH [WIFE OF] WILLIAM JESSUP JANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE [   ] DAY OF APRIL 184[4]
AGED 43 YEARS
MARY ANN JANES DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM JESSUP
AND ELIZABETH JANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE [ ] DAY OF JUNE 1853
AGED 22 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
WILLIAM JESSUP JANES HUSBAND [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 18th DAY [OF APRIL 1856]
AGED [56] YEARS

William Janes was an Egg Importer and Salesman of St. Saviour, Southwark (PCC Will). Probably related to the Janes in Section A?

JONES see BAKER

 

207.   Slate Headstone, Comedy and Tragedy, Barclay's Bank and Scouts Emblems, and Tablet

TREASURED MEMORIES OF
GAVIN EDWARD JUPP
14th DEC. 1966 - 28th JAN. 1996
"Time is not measured by the years you live,
But by the deeds you do and the joy you give,
A deep loss felt not only by his parents and sister,
But also by the local community
Upon which he expended much energy and time"

Tablet

TREASURED MEMORIES OF
COLIN LESLIE HENDY JUPP
A DEAR HUSBAND, DAD AND GRANDAD
17th FEB. 1940 - 14th FEB. 2007
"We miss you in so many ways,
We miss you in the things you used to say,
And when old times we do recall,
It's then we miss you most of all,
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words,
And missed beyond measure,
By his family and friends"

Gavin Jupp an employee of Barclay's Bank, a Scout Leader, he was active in Amateur Dramatics and Local Politics

208.   Headstone


ELIZABETH COLEMAN, (FORMERLY KING) AND JAMES KING


REVERSE OF PRECEEDING STONE
This records children of Friend Coleman and his second wife Sarah. When the sun goes off this, the inscription seems to be absorbed into the stone, and some time elapsed before I realised it was there.

IN MEMORY
OF ELIZABETH 
WIFE OF 
FRIEND COLEMAN
[LATE] WIFE OF JAS. KING
WHO DIED 
OCT. YE [   ] 1777 
AGED 39 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
JAMES KING
OF THIS PARISH
  WHO DIED
  FEB. YE 7th 1776
AGED 39 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER
  ELIZABETH

Rear

IN MEMORY OF SOPHIAH ANN
COLEMAN DAUGHTER OF FRIEND AND
SARAH COLEMAN DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1780
AGED 3 MONTHS
ALSO JOHN COLEMAN DIED JULY [   ] [   ]
AGED 4 MONTHS

 

209.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF JOHN LEE
LATE FOREMAN OF MAST MAKERS
IN HIS Ms. DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF OCTOBER 1819 AGED 90 YEARS
"Yes, the Christian's course is run,
Ended is the Glorious Strife,
Fought the Fight, the Work is done,
Death is swallowed up in Life,
Borne by Angels on their Wings,
Far from Earth the Spirit flies,
Finds his God, and sits and sings,
Triumphing in Paradise"
ALSO
CHARLOTTE GILES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1862
AGED 91

 

210.   Pedestal

[A LA MEMOIRE]
SOE[U]R LEON[E]
DECEDEE LE 3 OCTOBRE 1909
A L'AGE DE 62
R.I.P.
(BURIAL REGISTER AS: MARIE LAHURE)

Sister Leone was, presumably a teacher at St. Chretienne's School for Girls and Infants at Ravenswood in Mill Road

LEVERTON see DREW

 

211.   Ledger, on Ground Level

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF Mr. WILLIAM LUCK
LATE OF WATERINGBURY
BROTHER OF SARAH WIFE OF AMBROSE SPONG OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 29th NOVEMBER [1833]
IN HIS 29th YEAR
ALSO FANNY WIFE OF FREDERICK WILLIAM ETHEREDON
DAUGHTER OF AMBROSE & SARAH SPONG
DIED AT WOODLANDS, SOUTHAMPTON ON 22nd AUGUST 1843
IN HER 29th YEAR
ALSO FANNY GEORGINA THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER
ALSO Mr. AMBROSE SPONG OF MANOR FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 2nd NOVEMBER 1857 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO MARY SPONG SISTER OF THE ABOVE AMBROSE SPONG
WHO DIED [ ] AUGUST 1861 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO JANE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1866 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. SARAH SPONG WHO DIED AT DENMARK HILL, CAMBERWELL
ON 15th DECEMBER 1868 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO AMBROSE SPONG SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED AT
NEW KENT ROAD, LONDON ON 11th DECEMBER 1878
AGED 42 YEARS

William Luck's PCC Will, PROB11/1829, dated 10th December 1831, records that he is living in Frindsbury with his brother in law at Manor Farm and that he is a"Gentleman". To his mother Martha, £10 annuity for life. Real estate in Wateringbury and Staplehurst, given to him by his father, and all other real and personal estate, to sister Sarah Spong. Executors: Sarah Spong and Henry Luck of Teston. Witnesses: Josiah Spencer, Butcher of Rochester, J. Adams, Bootmaker of Rochester and Charles Francis, Stationer of Rochester

Ambose Spong farmed Manor Farm. The Spongs were a well known farming family, originating in the Chart Sutton area. There were branches at Aylesford, Borstal, Boxley and Staplehurst Some of them were rather eccentric, William Spong of Cobtree Manor, at Boxley, is generally accepted to be the model for Mr. Wardle in Pickwick Papers. One of the legacies of this family still around today is the Spong Food Mincer! The transcriber is pleased to be a distant relation of the Spongs. Ambrose Spong's PCC Will PROB11/2261 is dated 3rd January 1857. He leaves a £1,000 + policy in the Kent Life Assurance and Annuity Co. to his wife Sarah. Residue upon trust to Trustees, to allow wife to carry on business, renew leases etc., profits to wife. At her death or remarriage, trustees to sell business and personal estate , interest or dividends for benefit of his children or their widows or widowers after wife's death, upon trust during life of such spouse. £500 lent to eldest son, George in 1848, now free from interest. Executors: wife Sarah, James Spong of Mortimer House, De Beauvoir Town, London, Congregational Minister and Joseph Staines ? Solomon, farmer of Shorne. Witnesses: Edward Muscutt, 4 Montague Terrace, Kingsland, Congregational Minister and George Osborn, Mortimer House, De Beauvoir Town.

212.   Classical Sarcophagus, Iron Ball and Claw Feet, on Part Rusticated Stone Base.
             
Recently surmounted by a Stone Pyramid, unfortunately removed. Two
              remaining segments are lying by West Churchyard Wall


MILLER TOMB
The Steele tomb, at Cliffe, sadly now completely dismantled, is very similar, and is probably by the same mason. The Miller tomb has also suffered the loss of it's pyramid. I find this puzzling, because surely it can not take any more expense or effort to repair rather than dismantle ? The Cliffe case is even more difficult to understand because the sarcophagus must have required heavy lifting equipment (at some cost) to lower it.

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA WIFE OF
Mr. GEORGE MILLER
OF STROOD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 24th 1822
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO OF
Mrs. MARRIAM PETTY
LATE OF WAINSFLEET, LINCOLNSHIRE MOTHER OF THE
ABOVE Mr. MILLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 31st 1817
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. GEORGE MILLER
WHO DIED MAY 24th 1824 AGED 42 YEARS

West Side

TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIETT MILLER
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE
AND SUSANNA MILLER
DIED FEBY. 28Th 1833
AGED 24 YEARS
AUGUSTA WESTBROOK
DAUGHTER OF SUSAN AND
CHARLES WESTBROOK
DIED JULY 6th 1838
[8 MONTHS]

East Side

EMMA
THE AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED
WIFE OF
ISAAC HELLIER
AND THIRD DAUGHTER OF
Mr. GEORGE MILLER
DIED APRIL 7th 1839
AGED 25 YEARS

South Side

ADJOINING THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
Mr. THOMAS MILLER
WHO DIED 17th OCTOBER 1835 AGED 47 YEARS
IN THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
Mr. GEORGE MILLER
WHO DIED 8th MAY 1838 AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES WESTBROOK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 24th APRIL 1845
AGED 37 YEARS

George Miller was a Coal Merchant of Strood (Pigot's Directory 1824 ) His PCC Will, PROB11/1687, dated 23rd December 1822, leaves real and personal estate upon trust to Peter Gunning of Rochester, Esq., Douglas Johnson Esq., of Kent Road, Surrey and Thomas West of West Street, Seven Dials, Liquor Merchant, to sell, except leaseholds, stock and annuities in Public Funds. If his children at 21 years of age do not carry on business, trustees can carry on business or dispose of it. There follows rather long and detailed trust conditions. Executors: Peter Gunning, Douglas Johnson, Thomas Smith and Harriet Miller. Witnesses: Elisha Naylor, Attorney at Law, Rochester, Elizabeth Naylor of Rochester and James Bromley, Pork Butcher of Chatham

Charles Westbrook was a Linen Draper in Milton., Gravesend (1841 Census)

213.   Ledger on Brick Base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS MILLER OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED 17th OCTOBER 1835
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MARY JANE
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th APRIL 1841
AGED 3 MONTHS
AND WILLIAM GEORGE HIS ONLY SON
WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1849
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO MARY
RELICT OF THE ABOVE THOMAS MILLER
WHO DIED 2nd SEPTEMBER 1855
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MARY JANE SUMMERFIELD
THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1865
AGED 52 YEARS
R.I.P.

 

214.   Curbs

FRANCIS WILLIAM MILLER "For the loved one taken from us,
DIED DECEMBER 7th 1903 AGED 61 YEARS Seems the one we least can spare,
But God knows best,
And he gives peace at last"

 

215.   Coped, Curbed Plot, once Railed

North Side

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD MOORE OF KIRKHAM, LANCASHIRE
WHO DIED IN LONDON JANUARY [   ] 1870
AGED 49 YEARS
"[His?] kind and honourable conduct had [   ]
[   ] affectionate religious feeling gives [   ]
[   ] partaker of the Salvation [   ]
Jesus Christ
[   ] to the Will of God committed ?
[   ]
South Side

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEBRANCE OF
DOROTHEA MYERS
WIFE OF THE LATE RICHARD MOORE
WHO DIED APRIL 6th 1906
AGED 79 YEARS
"He that believeth in me even though
he was dead yet shall he live"

 

216.   Black Marble Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
BEATRICE CAROLINE MULLINS
DIED 23rd AUGUST 1952 AGED 62 YEARS
"Until we meet again"
ALSO DANIEL MULLINS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th OCTOBER 1954 AGED 70 YEARS
"Re-united"

 

217.   Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

East Side

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN NUNN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEB. 17th 1900
AGED 55 YEARS
"Father in thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave we now thy Servant Sleeping"

South Side

ALSO
ERNEST NUNN
ELDER SON
WHO PASSED AWAY
JAN. 6th 1912
AGED 41 YEARS
"Thy [ ] shall rise again"

North Side

ALSO
SARAH NUNN
DIED 3rd MAY 1928
AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"

West Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SARAH NUNN
PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 20th 1947
AGED 47 YEARS
"Sleeping"

East Curb

JOAN MARY TWORT 4th JULY 1910 - 3rd APRIL 1996 GRAND DAUGHTER OF JOHN & SARAH

North Curb

ALEC COWAN TWORT 11th AUGUST 1909 - 5th MARCH 1997 HUSBAND OF JOAN MARY

John Nunn was a Corn Factor's Warehouseman in 1881 (Census) Perhaps the General Dealer of Wainscott in 1891(Census)

218.   Ledger on Ground

IN MEMORY OF
ANN NURN
WHO DIED THE 8th OF AUGUST 1818
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR NURN
HER DAUGHTER
WHO DIED THE 7th OF MARCH 1820
AGED 59 YEARS

 

219.   Stone fixed to West Wall

IN MEMORY OF
FRANK
FOURTH SON OF
JOHN AND ANN OAKLEY
WHO WAS BORN IN THIS PARISH
AND DIED AT DARLAND IN THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
ON THE 29th DAY OF JANUARY 1849
AGED 10 YEARS
"Sincerely Beloved and Deeply Lamented"

John Oakley was a Farmer

220.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD OTLEY (OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 14th 1801
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO OF Mrs. CATHERINE OTLEY
(WIFE OF THE ABOVE) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MARCH 5th 1796 AGED 72 YEARS

Richard Otley was a Farmer. In his will dated 6th March 1801, to Ann Otley great niece, daughter of his nephew, Richard, son of his brother Joseph, she residing at Messrs. Robinson and Todd in Fleet Street, London, Farms and lands at Ham Green in Upchurch, Perry Hill and Box Tree Farms in Cliffe and Cooling. All other real estate to Ann. To John, George and William Robinson, and Susanna wife of John Gooding £50 each. To his servant Sarah Chapman £40, she also to have all his household goods, except that going to Ann Otley. Residue to Ann. George Gunning and Ann Otley Executors. Witnesses J. Gibbs, Thomas Smith and J. Venning (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW63)

PELLING see EVERIST

PETTY see MILLER

 

221.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE PILE
LATE STATION SUPERINTENDENT
CANNON STREET S. E. & C. RLY.
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 18th 1907
AGED 58 YEARS
"Not gone from memory, not gone from love,
But gone to his Father's home above"
ALSO LUCY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1914
AGED 63 YEARS

George Pile had formerly been Station Master of Strood and Bexley Stations

222.   Double Plot, two Pedestals, Crosses and Tablet

North Pedestal, E. Side

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
RICHARD PRALL
DIED THE 20th OCTOBER 1895
AGED 63 YEARS
TOWN CLERK OF ROCHESTER 1859 – 1895
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE HESTER PRALL
WHO DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 77 YEARS
"That whosoever believeth in him should not
Perish but have Everlasting Life"
John 111 18

South Pedestal, E. Side

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
HERBERT EDWARD PRALL
THIRD SON OF
RICHARD AND HESTER PRALL
WHO DIED 2nd NOVEMBER 1901
AGED 33 YEARS
"Then are they glad because they are at rest"
"And so he bringeth them unto the haven,
Where they would be"

Tablet

RICHARD EVANS PRALL
ELDEST SON OF
RICHARD AND HESTER PRALL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
AMY COBHAM PRALL
PASSED
THROUGH DEATH INTO LIFE
ON SUNDAY MAY 28th 1933
AMY COBHAM PRALL
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
R. EVANS PRALL
PASSED JULY 5th 1942
"An horizon is the limit of
the view beyond"

 

223.   Small Concave Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
H. ALEXANDER PRALL
DIED AT SEA SEPT. 5th 1932
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
KATHLEEN GERTRUDE PRALL
DIED FEB. 28th 1935 AGED 63 YEARS
R. I. P.

 

224.   Pedestal

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM GEORGE RESKETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 13th 1911
AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
"We loved him and no lips can tell,
How much we loved him and how well
God loved him too and thought it best
[To take him to a place of rest"]

 

225.   Headstone and Body Stone, Badly Flaked

SACRED
TO T[HE MEMORY OF]
Mrs. M[ARY] [RICH]
OF STONEHOUSE FARM [IN THIS PARISH]
WHO DEPARTE[D THIS LIFE]
THE TWENTY THIRD [OF FEBRUARY]
1823 AGED 63 [YEARS]
[T]O THE M[EMORY OF]
[   ]

 

226.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. HARRIOTT RICH WIFE OF
Mr. JAMES RICH
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [ ] DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1837
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
Mr. JAMES RICH
OF STONEHOUSE [FARM] WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON [THE] [   ] DAY OF MARCH
1853 AGED 63 YEARS

Harriet Rich, nee Demages is a beneficiary of John Sparks's will, (see Section A ) Her will of 8th August 1837 is rather involved and technical; concerning a marriage settlement, it runs to several thousands of pounds. (PCC Will PROB11/1886) James Rich's PCC Will PROB11/2172, is dated 12th March 1853. A "Gentleman" of Stone House Farm, he leaves £50 to brother George. To niece, Harriet Rich, £150. To nephew James Butcher, £300 mortgage secured on Reed Farm in Strood and Frindsbury. To James Franklin of Gravesend 19 guineas. To sister Ann Simmons wife of John of Cliffe, £200. To sister Charlotte Rich, his executors to pay her 12 shillings per week for life. To Frindsbury National School £100 for purposes of school. £100 to Minister and Churchwardens of Frindsbury. Wife, Jane and friend Charles Lake of Rodmersham. Executors. Charles Lake to get £50 for "his trouble". Freehold estate at Bill Street, purchased from John Boghurst, to wife Jane. Money in Public and other funds and all other property to wife, Jane. Witnesses: Edward Rowland Pickering and Arthur P, Pickering, Solicitors of Lincoln's Inn.

227.   Ledger on Low Brick Base

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RIGBY
WHO DIED
THE 9th OF OCTOBER
1830
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. MARY RIGBY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED
OCTR. 6Th 1855
AGED 68 YEARS
JOHN A. RIGBY
DIED AUGT. 1St 1862
AGED 59 YEARS

William Rigby lived in Bill Street. There is a meagre will but no occupation recorded. (Consistory Court of Rochester DRb/PW65)

228.   Small Headstone with Cross

A LA MEMOIRE
CLAUDE ROY
DECEDEE LE 3 MARS 1915
A L' AGE DE 16 ANS

Claude Roy may have been a pupil at the Convent School at Ravenswood, 18 Mill Road?

229.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
[A]NTHONY RYOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd DAY OF JANUARY 1848
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO OF ANTHONY AND EMMA
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO OF ANTHONY RYOTT
DIED JULY 6th 1865
AGED 60 YEARS

Anthony Ryott was an Engineer, at one time lived at Quarry House. Other Ryotts who lived in Rochester were also Engineers, and Brass Founders.

230.   Headstone, Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
BENJAMIN SAYWELL
WHO DIED THE 24th ? OF JUNE? 17[58?]
AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
ELIZABETH DIED 23rd SEPT. 1766
AGED 10 ? YEARS
JOHN DIED 27th JULY 1774
AGED 24 ? YEARS
BENJAMIN DIED 6th MAY 1775
AGED [ ] YEARS
SARAH DIED 18th ? MARCH 1776
AGED 20 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE ABOVE
BENJAMIN SAYWELL
WHO DIED THE 29th ? JULY 1804
AGED 67 ? YEARS

 

231.   Chest Tomb in Large Railed Plot

IN [MEMO]RY OF
ISABELLA ANN MARTHA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN SHEPHERD ESQ.
OF THE ORDNANCE AT
UPNOR CASTLE
DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1853
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE HORACE SHEPHERD
ASSISTANT PAYMASTER OF H.M.S. NERBUDDA
SUPPOSED TO HAVE FLOUNDERED IN A GALE
OFF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN JUNE 1855
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN SHEPHERD AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SHEPHERD ESQ.
ORDNANCE STOREKEEPER AT UPNOR CASTLE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 9th JUNE 1860
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MARY SHEPHERD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN SHEPHERD
DIED APRIL 7th 1874
AGED 76 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MARY AMELIA
THE AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK SHEPHERD ESQ.
MILITARY STORE STAFF AND DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD BRACEGIRDLE ESQ. OF GIBRALTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT GRAVESEND
THE 19th OF DECEMBER 1881
[AGED 56 YEARS]

 

232.   Curbs, Large Plot

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM SINDEN DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1916 AGED 57 YEARS

South Side

ALSO VIOLET ISABEL HIS DAUGHTER DIED JUNE 11th 1922 AGED 24 YEARS

East Side

ALSO EMILY HIS DAUGHTER DIED FEB. 16th 1929 AGED 44 YEARS INTERRED AT SHORTLANDS


West Side

ALSO ELIZABETH ELLEN HIS WIFE DIED MAY 10th 1945 AGED 84 YEARS

 

233.   Curbs, Fallen Cross

JOSEPH SKILTON
FOR 15 YEARS PEOPLES' CHURCHWARDEN
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1899
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 27th 1899
AGED 60 YEARS

Joseph Skilton died 1899, was a Master Baker, employing 2 men. (1881 Census)

234.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING EMORY OF
WALTER EDWARD SKILTON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1908
AGED 33 YEARS
"His memory is as dear to-day,
As in the hour he passed away"
ALSO
HARRY SKILTON
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1913
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO
ARTHUR SKILTON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1941
AGED 67 YEARS

 

235.  Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARGARET HELEN SKILTON WHO DIED 10th 1908 AGED 3 MONTHS

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANK SKILTON WHO DIED 12th JULY 1940

East Side

ALSO KATHERINE GRACE SKILTON
WHO DIED 25th AUGUST 1958
AGED 81 YEARS

 

236.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SKINNER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
THE 21st 1796 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH SKINNER DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 20th 1779 AGED 5 YEARS
ALSO OF THREE CHILDREN NAM'D WILLM.,
EDWARD LUFF AND MARY
SONS AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND
LEANER CARTER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

John Skinner was a House Carpenter. By his will of 23rd April 1790, he left to George Gunning, in Trust, all his estate, which he was to sell as soon as possible and collect debts owing. One half of money to his wife, Hannah, the other to Leaner wife of John Carter of Frindsbury, House Carpenter, daughter of wife Hannah, formerly Luffe before he married her. Hannah and George Gunning Executors. Witnesses D.B. Lewis and Thomas Spratt (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester DRa/PW16) John Skinner was probably the carpenter working on the enlargement of the Poorhouse in 1774

SPONG see LUCK

SUMMERFIELD see MILLER

237.   Small Pedestal

NEIL TAYLOR
AGED 15 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to Come
Unto Me"

 

238.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross

East Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD
SON OF BRIAN AND CECIL
TAYLOR
DIED 29th MAY 1933 AGED 12

North Side

ALSO
JOHN
SON OF BRIAN AND CECIL
TAYLOR
DIED 11th NOVEMBER 1939 AGED 12

Richard Taylor died at the Isolation Hospital, Maidenhead, and John at Farnborough, Hants. (Registers)

239.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
RICHARD TAYLOR
FORMERLY OF ST. JUST, CORNWALL
WHO DIED ON THE 1st OF APRIL 1868
IN THE 40th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Whatever is noble, pure, refined,
Just, generous, amiable and kind,
That did his constant thoughts pursue,
That did he love and practise too"
ALSO TWO DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE
[MA]RY ANN DIED 19th OF MAY 1863
IN THE 12th YEAR OF HER AGE
ELIZABETH DIED 11th OF OCTOBER
1864 [IN THE] 9th [YEAR OF] HER [AGE]

 

240.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMPSON
WHO DIED 6th DEC. 1917
AGED 79 YEARS
CLERK OF THIS PARISH 35 YEARS
ALSO
EMMA EDMED THOMPSON
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM THOMPSON
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1912
AGED 75 YEARS
"She knew Him here and knows Him there"
ALSO AMELIA HELENA THOMPSON
THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1911
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO EMMA EDMED THOMPSON
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1933
AGED 70 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord,
Their works shall follow them"
ALSO ELLEN ANNIE THOMPSON
WHO DIED 12th JUNE 1942
AGED 74 YEARS

William Thompson was also the local Conservative Party Agent for Strood and Frindsbury. Lived at 7 Sheppey View (Kelly's Directory 1895)

TWORT see NUNN

241.   Tall, Grey Granite Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY WAYCOTT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCT. 9th 1908
IN HIS 64th YEAR
ALSO ESTHER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1922
IN HER 77th YEAR
ALSO BLANCHE GOODEN WAYCOTT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 23rd 1883
AGED 18 MONTHS

William Waycott was a Licensed Victualler, at the "Good Intent", Milton, Gravesend (1881 Census); and Beer Retailer in Frindsbury Road in 1891 (Census)

WESTBROOK see MILLER

242.   Cruciform Coped, Stone Base

South Side

LAWRENCE HENRY WINCKWORTH ESQ. J. P. FOR KENT
FATHER OF LAWRENCE HULKES AND EDITH CAROLINE
DIED 12th DECEMBER 1872 IN HIS 55th YEAR

North Side

LAWRENCE HULKES WINCKWORTH – EDITH CAROLINE WINCKWORTH
DIED 16th JANUARY 1862 DIED 5th DECEMBER 1871
IN HIS 10th YEAR IN HER 17th YEAR

East Side

ALSO OF HIS WIFE
PENELOPE JANE WINCKWORTH
DIED FEBY. 17Th 1920 AGED 91 R.I.P.

 

243.   Large Ledger, Stone Base, Part Railed

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM WOODHAMS
OF LARKIN HALL IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1868
AGED 63 YEARS
"Thanks be to God which giveth us the
Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"
ALSO OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1881
AGED 75 YEARS
"So He giveth His beloved sleep"
ALSO OF
FRANK WOODHAMS
OF MOORFIELD, MEOPHAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 14th 1916
AGED 75 YEARS
"There remaineth therefore a rest
To the people of God"
ALSO OF FRANCES EMMA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1925
AGED 80 YEARS
"The sleep of a labouring soul is sweet"

The Woodhams, of Larkin Hall, were Farmers. Frank Woodhams, Farmer and Maltster, (Post Office Directory 1873), Farmer and Hop Grower (Kelly's Directory 1895). Were they related to the Woodhams of Rochester, the Brewers ?

244.   Curbs

IN MEMORY OF FRANK ERNEST WOODHAMS DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1921 AGED 41
ERNEST WOODHAMS INTERRED IN CALCUTTA DIED JANUARY 10th 1910 AGED 25

 

245.   Fallen Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS ELDEST SON OF
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH WYLES
OF STONE – HOUSE FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 16th OF APRIL 1861
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO FRANK SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 23rd OF DECEMBER 1861
AGED 3 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO
AGNES TWIN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 30th OF JANUARY 1866
AGED 33 HOURS
ALSO EMMA
TWIN SISTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED AGNES
WHO DIED ON THE 3rd OF MARCH 1867
AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO THOMAS SAMUEL
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 11th OF NOVEMBER 1867
AGED 2 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO ANN
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 19th OF NOVEMBER 1867
AGED 4 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO ERNEST SIXTH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 15th OF FEBRUARY 1868
AGED 7 MONTHS

Thomas Wyles was a Farmer . In 1891 Mrs. Elizabeth and John Wyles were farming at Stone House. (Kelly's Directory)

246.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS WYLES
OF STONE HOUSE FARM
DIED 1st DEC. 1886
AGED 54 YEARS
DEEPLY REGRETTED
BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 7th NOVEMBER 1897
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
CALLED HOME 5th FEBRUARY 1940
AGED 83 YEARS
"Blessed are the pure in heart"

 

247.   Low Ledger, Stone Base, Once Railed

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN YOUNG ESQ.
OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER 1844
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. ANNA YOUNG
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th OF APRIL 1839
AGED 76 YEARS

Benjamin Young was a Surgeon – Dentist, formerly of Harley Street, London (The Times Death Notice of Anna) His PCC Will, PROB11/2008, dated 28th May 1827, leaves his freehold house in Frindsbury, where he lives, other property and personal estate to wife Anna. If she dies before him, then to son Henry, who is Executor. Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Attorney. At Law, Rochester, D. B. Lewis, his Clerk and Anne [ ? ]

 

Section D - is all that area north of the church, bounded on the north by the churchyard wall,
                                   and on the west by the footpath to Vicarage Lane.


248.   Headstone, Curbs, Low Railings

[SA]CRED
[TO THE] MEMORY OF
MARY ANN ATKINSON
[   ] [APRI]L 1865
[AGED 24 YEARS]
ALSO ELIZA? [HA]LLS
[   ]
[   ] [JULY] 1873
[AGED 40 YEARS]
ALSO WILLIAM RICHARD
THE ONLY LOVING SON OF
SUSANNAH HALLS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1875
AGED 5 YEARS
ALSO NELSON HALLS
[DECEMBER 1884]
[AGED 4 MONTHS]

Rear

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HALLS
LATE CAPTAIN OF THE BARGE
TRADER WHO WAS DROWNED BY BEING
RUN DOWN BY THE S.S. TAY ON NOVEMBER [ ]
1886 AND FOUND JULY 12th 1887
AGED 52 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

William Halls died in Sea Reach. His barge was in general cargo service between Hambro's Wharf in the Pool of London and Rochester. The cargo value was £2,300. He left a widow and six children. The Trader written off as a total loss. After a law suit, £2,000 was paid in compensation to the owner. I do not know whether the widow obtained any financial assistance from the owner. The Trader was actually recovered and repaired, re-registered as the New Trader, she continued in use for another 46 years. Hall lived in Stanhope Road.

249.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD ATKINSON
WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1865
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO NELSON ATKINSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th JULY 1857
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO JAMES AND REBECCA
ATKINSON
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Richard Atkinson was a Brick Maker in 1851, Nelson was a Day Labourer (Census) In 1861 Richard was living in Church Street Strood and was a Lime Works Labourer (Census)

250.   Headstone, Very Eroded

Mr. JAMES BAKER
[   ]
[   ]
Mrs. MARY HARMON?
[   ] WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th OCTOBER [   ]
AGED 64 YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY [   ]
JAMES BAKER

David Baker was a Dairyman of 3 Kensington Terrace, Bill Street Road (Kelly's Directory 1895)

251.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
DANIEL STEPHEN BAKER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS DEC. 1st 1904
AGED 43 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO JULIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 5th 1923
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"

 

252.   Pedestal, Fallen Cross, Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
OWEN BALL
BORN 20th JANUARY 1864
DIED 21st AUGUST 1903
HOWELL THOMAS BALL LIEUT. R.F.A.
KILLED IN ACTION 26th APRIL 1917
AGED 26 YEARS

Owen Ball was a Clerk, Assistant to his father at his Chalk Works (1901 Census)

253.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS BARTLETT
DIED 6th AUGUST 1886
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO MATILDA HIS WIFE
DIED 22nd MARCH 1909
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
EDWARD
DIED 11th AUGUST 1885
AGED 24 YEARS
THOMAS
DIED 26th JANUARY 1888
AGED 31 YEARS
(BURIED AT BURWARTON, SHROPSHIRE)
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO ARTHUR JAMES BARTLETT
DIED 7th APRIL 1948
AGED 78 YEARS

Thomas Bartlett of Home Street, was an Agricultural Labourer (1881 census) Arthur, of 6 Medway Terrace, worked at a Sand Pit (1901Census)

254.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross, Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BASSETT
DIED AUG. 13th 1898
AGED 71
ALSO OF CHARLES PROCTOR, SON
DIED MARCH 11th 1908 AGED 36

George Bassett was Sanitary Inspector for North Aylesford District (1881 Census) Inspector of Nuisances, Strood Rural District Council, he lived at Stockwell House, Frindsbury Road (Kelly's Directory 1895)

255.   Small Square Tablet

IAN BRIGGS
DIED 22. 2. 1987
AGED 47 YEARS
"Loving Husband and Daddy,
Loved and Treasured"

 

BURFORD see LEAR

256.   Small Square Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLIE REUBEN
BURGESS
23 – 4 – 1907 – 25 – 10 – 1987
BERYL EDITH
BURGESS
18 – 2- 1915 – 9 – 7- 2006
"Reunited"

 

257.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL BUTCHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF NOVEMBER 18[1]1
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF
SOPHIA BUTCHER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 1st DAY OF DECEMBER 1[8]47
AGED 83 YEARS
"Everywhere...............................What Words
[  ]nting to say what think of
[Des]pair ? and they [ ] that"
WILLIAM BUTCHER
[SON OF] THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] [DAY] OF JUNE 1887
AGED 96 YEARS

William Butcher the Ordnance Coxswain, Lower Upnor ? (1851 Census)

258.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF] [ELIZAB]ETH [WIFE OF HENRY CANE ?]
DEPARTED [THIS LIFE] [ ]
LEAVING ISSUE [ ]
"Here Rests [ ]
A Faithfull [ ]
Who with Aff[ectionate ?] ]
Then gently [ ]
And take Her Pre[ ] [ ]th lie
In Hopes of Imm[ortal]ity"
ALSO HENRY CANE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 25th 180[7]
AGED 68 YEARS
LIKEWISE ANN W[IFE OF[
[J]EREMIAH PRY[OR] [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE [NOVEMBER] [ ]
1809 AGED [ ] [YEARS]

Henry Cane was a Farmer, his will is not informative (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW17)

259.   Pedestals and Cross, Curbs, Large plot, Once Railed

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
OWEN CARTER OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON SEPTEMBER 7th 1872
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HER AGE
"Nearer my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee"

East Side
"Valiant for the Truth"
"Faithful unto Death"
OWEN JOHN CARTER
BORN 27th JUNE 1835
DIED 13th MAY 1878
CATHERINE CARTER
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN 13th DECEMBER 1843
DIED 13th JUNE 1882

South Side
ANNIE
WIDOW OF THE LATE
OWEN B. CARTER
AND MOTHER OF THE LATE
OWEN J. CARTER
DIED 8th MAY 1880 AGED 70 YEARS
"If God is for us, who can be against us" Rom viii 31

Owen John Carter was a Wine and Spirit Merchant (Post Office Directory 1878)

260.   Small Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CASTLE
AGED 78
DIED SEPT. 26th 1904
AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH
AGED 85
DIED JAN. 28th 1916

William Castle, Farmer of Yoke Farm?

261.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JASON CHALLIS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST ON THE
28th DAY OF AUGUST 1893
AGED 61 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory dear"
"Come unto me all ye that labour
And are heavy laden and I will
Give you rest"
ALSO SUSANNA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST ON THE
2nd DAY OF AUGUST 1895
AGED 62 YEARS
"Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee"
"Weep not for me, my loved ones dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
And when you come my grave to see,
Prepare yourselves to follow me"
ALSO HENRY CHALLIS
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 26th 1899
AGED 27 YEARS
"Goodbye and God bless you all"

Jason Challis was a Flour Carter of 1 Prospect Cottages (1881 census) Susannah of the Red lion P.H.? (Kelly's Directory 1895)

262.   Curbs

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF

South Side
SIDNEY CHALLIS WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 7th 1900 AGED 25 YEARS

 

263.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH CHAMBERLIN
A NATIVE
OF NORWICH IN NORFOLK
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 29th 1843
AGED 36 YEARS

 

CHAMPION see LEONARD

264.   Thick Chamfered Ledger, on Stone Base, Once Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
THE WIFE OF
Mr. WILLIAM FINCH COLES
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th JUNE 1861
IN THE 52nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
Mr. WILLIAM FINCH COLES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th NOVEMBER 1868
AGED 64 YEARS

William Finch Coles was a Coal Merchant of Strood High Street (Pigot's Directory 1838) Died at Torquay. Was he a relation of Edward R. Coles, also a Coal Merchant and Mayor of Rochester, 1861 and 1866?

265.   Thick Chamfered Ledger, on Brick Base, Stone Curbs, Once Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr WILLIAM COOK
OF HOLLYWOOD HOUSE
FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th JANUARY 1865
IN THE 49th YEAR OF
HIS AGE
ALSO
ELIZABETH GEERE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DECEMBER 1865
IN THE 47th YEAR OF
HER AGE

William Cook? Possibly at Paddington Green? (1861Census) no occupation given but born at Burham, wife Gillingham

266.   Pedestal, Fallen Cross, Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
NELLIE WIFE OF
LEONARD COURTNEY
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1908
AGED 39 YEARS

 

267.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ALICE THE WIFE OF
CHARLES PERMENES CRACRAFT
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [   ]
DAY OF MARCH 1746 IN THE
[   ] YEAR OF HER AGE
"[   ]
[   ] enjoy the God[   ]
[   ] tho' should [   ]
[   ] God [   ]
There with God while we are left behind"

Alice was probably the former wife of Charles Cracraft, who, when he made his will in 1756, was serving on HMS Royal Sovereign . His wife Mary was living in St. Margaret's, Rochester (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW58)

268.   Headstone


JAMES CRIPS, BUTCHER OF STROOD, DIED 1760

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES CRIPS
OF THE PARISH OF STROOD
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1760
AGED 35 YEARS
----------------(Ground Level)---------------
ALSO REBECCA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEB. THE 20th 1762
AGED 44 YEARS

James Crips a Butcher of Strood. Will not informative; witnessed by Peter Gunning, Mary Masters and John Randall (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW59)

269.   Tablet and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES CROUCHER
LAID TO REST 2nd AUGUST 1970
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO
MAHALA CROUCHER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
"In God's Keeping"

 

270.   Small Square Tablet

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE JAMES DANES
1923 – 1985

 

271.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY DAVID
WHO DIED OCTOBER 1st 1869
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 11th 1875
AGED 64 YEARS
"In Death they are United"
ALSO FREDERICK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1902
AGED 55 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO
SARAH CHARLOTTE RYAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1907
AGED 57 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

Henry David was a Master Basket and Chair Maker of Cage Lane (1861 Census) Sarah a Shop Keeper in North Street (Post Office Directory 1870) Henry David committed suicide by hanging at Cage Lane.

272.   Headstone, Curbs, Small Railings

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT DENHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 23rd 1887 IN HER 63rd YEAR
"While in this world I did remain,
My latter end was grief and pain,
But now the Lord has thought it best,
To take me to a place of rest"

Robert Denham was a Shipwright of Friary Place, his wife a Laundress (1881 Census)

273.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD DOSSETT
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1898
AGED 76
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1862
AGED 37
ALSO CHARLES, ELIZABETH AND MARTIN
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO FRANCES
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1871
AGED 49
"Come unto Me all ye that labour and
Are heavy laden and I will give you rest"
ALSO ALFRED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN LONDON OCT. 15th 1892
AGED 44
ALSO WALTER SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT LANOULIE, INDIA JULY 31st 1896
AGED 49
"And Jesus calls us to Heaven,s Perfect Peace"

Richard Dossett was an Engine Driver of Waterloo Place (1881 Census)

274.   Curbs

S. Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE HARRIET DOW WHO DIED 17th OCTOBER 1932 AGED 69 YEARS

N. Side

ALSO CAROLINE RALPH WHO DIED 4th JUNE 1903 AGED 70 YEARS

 

275.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
DAVID DURTNALL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
9th MARCH 1850
AGED 43 YEARS
"Weep not my friends and children dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
Your time will come, prepared be,
Wait but a while, you'll follow me"
ALSO THE ABOVE
DAVID DURTNALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 1st 1863 AGED 62 YEARS

 

276.   Headstone

[IN]
MEMORY OF
JAMES ELLIS
SON OF JOHN AND
MARY ELLIS WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTR. YE [ ] 1722
AGED [ ]

 

277.   Pedestals, Cross Gone

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELLEN JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN W. J. EVERSFIELD
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1908
AGED 32 YEARS

 

278.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE EDWARD FINN WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1914 AGED 31 YEARS

 

279.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN GARDNER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 15th 1900
AGED 74 YEARS
"We can not tell who next may fall,
Beneath thy chastening rod,
One must be first so let us all,
Prepare to meet our God"
ALSO WILLIAM GARDNER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1901
AGED 78 YEARS
"With pain long time oppressed,
Has borne my strength away,
It makes me long for endless rest,
That never can decay"
ALSO STEPHEN GARDNER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1901
AGED 45 YEARS

 William Gardner was an Inspector of Railway Carriages (1881 Census)

280.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH ELIZABETH
GARDNER
WHO DIED JUNE 22nd 1902
AGED 39 YEARS
"MY husband dear my life is past,
My love for you through life did last,
Weep not for me , nor sorrow take,
But love my children for my sake"
ALSO HENRY RICHARD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 26th 1939
AGED 79 YEARS
"Reunited"

Henry Gardner was an Engine Cleaner (1881Census)

281.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE GILES
WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1881
AGED 83 YEARS
"Dearly Loved and Deeply Lamented"
ALSO MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ ] JANUARY 1887
AGED 84 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO OF
MARY ANN GILES
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 28th ? 1907
AGED 81 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

George Giles was an Agricultural Labourer of Home Street (1861 Census)

282.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES JOHN
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN AND HANNAH GILLIES
WHO DIED OCTOBER 31st 1886
AGED 12 YEARS
"Thy Will O God, not Ours be Done"
ALSO JOHN WALLACE GILLIES
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 22nd 1915
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH GILLIES
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1924
AGED 90 YEARS

 

283.   Headstone, Extremely Eroded

IN FOND MEMORY
OF
GEORGE GURNETT
[APRIL 1894]
[AGED 31 YEARS]

HALLS see ATKINSON

 

284.   "Boulders" and Curbs

IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ROBERT GEORGE
HAMMOND
DIED AUGT. 9Th 1906
IN HIS 45th YEAR
"Rest in Peace"

Robert Hammond, a Stationary Engine Driver? Of Castle Street, Upnor (1901 Census)

HARMON see BAKER

 

HARRIS see KITNEY

 

285.   Eroded and Broken Headstone, Large Plot, Small Railings

[   ]
[   ] THOMAS HAWLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF AUGUST 1871
AGED 65 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"

Thomas Hawley? Possibly the Tax Collector of Cuxton Road (1861 Census)

286.   Curbs

South Side

WILLIAM HIGGINS DIED 28th DEC. 1901 AGED 55 YEARS

North Side

EMILY A. HIGGINS DIED 28th JULY 1938 AGED 86 YEARS

William Higgins, a Fisherman ? (1881 Census)

287.   Ledger on Brick Base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM HILLS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT QUEENBOROUGH IN THE ISLE OF SHEPPEY
ON THE 28th OF AUGUST 1807
IN THE 57th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO Mrs. SARAH HILLS WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT SHEERNESS ON THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY
18[3]8 IN THE 89th YEAR OF HER AGE
LIKEWISE SIX CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO Mr. JOHN HILLS SON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT CHATHAM ON THE 2nd OF SEPTEMBER
1854 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO Mrs. MARIA HILLS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 13th SEPTEMBER
1859 IN THE 73rd YEAR OF HER AGE

John Hills, a Landed Proprietor of Waterloo Place, Chatham (1851 Census) I suspect this family is related to William Hills in Section C?

288.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARIA ANN
WIFE OF
GEORGE HOPPER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 17th 1897
AGED 57 YEARS
"Not my Will but Thine be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE HOPPER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 9th 1899
AGED 60 YEARS
"Though lost to sight,
To memory ever dear"
ALSO ALICE AND MARIA
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE

George Hopper, a Butcher of Upnor (Kelly's Directory 1895)

289.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN HOWARD
WHO DIED MARCH 24th 1862
AGED 75 YEARS
"And I heard a voice from Heaven,
Saying Unto Me, Write Blessed
Are the Dead which died in the Lord,
From henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit,
That they may rest from their Labours,
And their Works do follow them"
ALSO WILLIAM JOSEPH HOWARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANY. 6Th 1911 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN HOWARD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JANY. 1916 AGED 83 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

William Howard, a Labourer lodging in Chatham 1881, ?, born Frindsbury (Census)

290.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD WILLIAM HOWARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
2nd MAY 1875
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD WILLIAM HOWARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
23rd NOVEMBER 1904
AGED 80 YEARS

Edward Howard, Beer Retailer, Flower of Kent P. H., Jeffery Street, Gillingham, born Upnor (1881 Census)

291.   Fallen Headstone and Curbs

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMBRANCE
OF
PHILLIP KING
WHO DIED [   ] [JUNE] 1871
AGED [5]0 YEARS
ALSO FANNY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER [   ] 1888
[AGED 21 YEARS]
[ELIZ]ABETH
[   ]

Phillip King, Agricultural Labourer of Hayden Street (1861 Census)

292.   Headstone, Flaking

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND SARAH KITNEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER 183[5]
AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MAY 1851
AGED 19 YEARS
"Come Sinner, laden deep with woe,
And unto Christ for healing [ ]
He cures all sickness and [ ]
A[ ] no b[ ] fro[ ]"
ALSO FRANCES [WIFE OF]
WILLIAM HARRIS
AUNT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF FEBRUARY 1860
AGED 65 YEARS

 

LAW see LEONARD

LAW see TURNER

293.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES LAWSON
WHO DIED APRIL 14th 1899
AGED 69
ALSO OF JAMES LAWSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
OF THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT
WHO DIED IN EYGPT APRIL 11th 1886
AGED 19
ALSO OF ALICE LAWSON
WIFE AND MOTHER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 23rd 1903
AGED 73
"Though he cause grief, yet will he have
Compassion"

James Lawson, Gardener to Penelope Winckworth, New Road, Chatham (1881 Census)

294.   Headstone


THOMAS LEAR
The boatman drowned in the 1816 Rochester Bridge Tragedy. The stone is wrongly dated 1815

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS LEAR
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY DROWNED
IN ATTEMPTING TO PASS THROUGH
ROCHESTER BRIDGE
ON THE EVENING OF THE 13th SEPTEMBER 1815 (sic)
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES BURFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[AUGUST 1883]
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO MARY [THE WIFE OF ]
THE ABOVE JAMES BURFORD
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[NOVEMBER 1883]
AGED 59 YEARS

Thomas Lear was the Boatman, who together with his passengers was drowned at Rochester Bridge. Lear's passengers were marking the 21st birthday of Thomas Gilbert by making a trip to have a tea party at Wouldham. The party consisted of Thomas Gilbert, his sister Eliza, Alexander Mills, his wife Maria and their infant. The other victims were nine young girls, aged from 6 to 11, pupils at Mrs. Mills school in Chatham. When passing back through an arch of the bridge, the boat capsized after striking a large piece of timber which had been carelessly left across the arch after some repairs. Some people were surprised that Lear, an experienced and sober man, should have tried to pass the bridge at that state of the tide, which caused a four foot drop to the down river side of the bridge. On the outward trip, some of the passengers walk to the up river side of the bridge, rather than pass through; perhaps everyone was tired on the way back and not fully alert to the risk?

James Burford was a Boot Maker 121 Strood High Street (Post Office Directory 1870), and at Canal Road (Post Office and Kelly's Directories 1878 and 1882)

295.   Ledger on Ground

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LEMON ESQ.
PURSER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
4th FEBRUARY 1843
AGED 77 YEARS

William Lemon was formerly of East Stonehouse, Devon. (PCC Will PROB11/1975)

296.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE [OF]
WILLIAM LEONARD
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 18[56]
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE LEONARD
WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY
ALSO
CAROLINE WINIFRID
CHAMPION
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1862
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"To Him let little children come,
For He has said they may,
His Bosom then shall be their Home,
Here tears He'll wipe away"
ALSO
ROBERT LEONARD
[   ] AUGUST 187[9]
[AGED 80 YEARS]
ALSO
WILLIAM LAW
[   ]

 

297.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HERBERT EDWARD
DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
EDWARD AND MARY MABSON
WHO DIED MAY 16th 1896
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO OF
CHARLES JOSEPH MABSON
WHO DIED AT ROORKEE, EAST INDIA
APRIL 9th 1883 AGED 4 MONTHS
"Lost awhile our treasured love,
Gained forever safe above"

 

298.   Small Square Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MABEL GERTRUDE
MARLIN
WHO DIED 15th DEC. 1984
AGED 84 YEARS

 

299.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
CHRISTIAN WIFE OF
JAMES MARTIN OF THIS PARISH
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] [ ] [OF] APRIL [1813]
[AGED 63 YEARS]
ALSO JAMES MARTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] [ ] OF JANUARY 1819
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN [JAMES?]
AND ANN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT SURVIVING ONE SON
EDWARD

 

300.   Pedestal

[ALFRED JOHN]
[SON OF]
JOHN & ELIZA MARTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 27th 1900
AGE 2 YEARS & 9 MONTHS
"Jesus called a little
child unto him"

 

301.   Headstone and Curbs

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
WILLIAM PHILLIP MASTERS
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1902
IN HIS 20th YEAR
"On the Resurrection Morning,
Soul and Body meet again,
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
No more pain"
ALSO
MARY ANN MASTERS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1924
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM PHILLIP MASTERS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1932
AGED 79 YEARS

William, Senior was in 1881 a Labourer in an Iron Works, and in 1901 a Labourer in a Cement Works (Census)  William, Junior was a Railway Labourer (1901 Census) They lived in Bill Street.

302.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY MAUNDER
LATE OF LUTON IN THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1845
AGED 78 YEARS
"And I heard a voice from Heaven saying
Unto me Write Blessed are the dead which die
In the Lord from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit,
That they may rest from their Labours and
Their works do follow them"

Henry Maunder was a Farmer. He left legacies to the children of Thomas and Grace Mellish, including Henry Mellish of Strood, Fisherman. All his freehold property and personal estate, etc. went to his nephew, Richard Bennett of Strood, Fruiterer. One of his Executors was Robert Clements, "Gent." of Rochester; (Clements was a Tailor and five times Mayor of Rochester). Witnesses: Thomas Cook, Wheelwright of Luton and Humphrey Wickham, Solicitor of Strood. (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW19)

303.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES MOOREY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF DECEMBER 1815
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
PRUDENCE MOOREY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF FEBRUARY [1849]
AGED 88 YEARS

 

304.   Tablet and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORENCE MAY ODDS
BORN 17th MARCH 1900
DIED 23rd SEPT. 1959
ALSO
ERNEST EDWARD GEORGE ODDS
DIED 7th MAY 1964
AGED 64 YEARS

 

305.   Headstone


THOMAS PARRAMORE
In the background, left, is the headstone of James Crips; on the right, the church tower.

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS PARRAMORE
OF THE PARISH OF STROOD
WHO DIED AUGUST [   ] 1780
AGED 47 YEARS ALSO PEGGY HIS DAUGHTER
[   ] AGED 7 YEARS AND [ ] DAUGHTER(S)
[   ] SON(S) WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LIKEWISE MARGARET [   ]
[TH]OMAS, SARAH [   ]
[   ]

Thomas Parramore was a Butcher of Strood. His will is dated 7th August 1780leaves; to son Daniel Parramore, £400 Bank Stock, 3% at 21.To daughter, Elizabeth £150 in Bonds at 5%, £100 of which in the hands of Mr Miles of Chatham, and £50 in the hands of Mr Kirkman of Strood. To wife Margaret, all his money and residue. If Daniel dies before 21 his legacy shared between wife and daughter; if daughter dies before 21her legacy between wife and son. If both died then to wife. Recommends John Wilkins of Frindsbury, Yeoman and Richard Russell of Strood, Chandler to be joint Executors with wife. Wife to educate children until they receive interest of legacies.
   Witnesses: Richard Mitchell and Andrew Vidion (PCC Will PROB11/1070)

306.   Headstone, Flaking

IN
MEMORY OF
DANIEL PARRAM[ORE]
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED NOVR. 7Th [1804]
AGED 27 Y[EARS]
"Oh, Happy Soul [thy days are ended]?
[All thy mourning days below]?
[Go, by Angel Friends attended]?
[To the Throne of Jesus go]?"

Daniel Parramore was a Farmer, presumably son of the above. In his will, dated 7th September 1799, he leaves his personal estate to his two sisters, Mary Spratt and Elizabeth wife of William Miskin of Shorne, Blacksmith. Not a very informative will.
   Witnesses: John Reading, servant to Mr Spratt and J. Gibbs, Attorney at Law, Strood (PCC Will PROB11/1417)

307.   Headstone, Flaking

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHRISTIANA WIFE OF PHILLIP PEEK
OF STROOD PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF MARCH 1829
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE PHILLIP PEEK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THR 30th DAY OF MAY 1841
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
[   ]

 

308.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF JOSEPH PERRY
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
APRIL 26th 1780
AGED 35 YEARS

 

309.   Headstone, Extremely Eroded

ALFRED [   ] POPE
WHO [   ]TH ON
[H]? M.S. [   ] [JUNE] 1899
[JUNE] 1899
[AGED 37 YEARS]

 

310.   Small Square Tablet

GERRARD PRALL
DIED 8th MARCH 1982
AGED 94
MURIEL PRALL
(NEE WOOD)
DIED 22nd APRIL 1985
AGED 92

 

PRYOR see CANE

311.   Headstone, Curbs, Small Railings

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE PUTTIFER
[WHO DIED] OCTOBER 10th 1888
[AGED] [38] YEARS
"[   ] be Content"
[   ]

 

RALPH see DOW

312.   Curbs, Large Plot

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM RICHARDSON WHO DIED 16th OCT. 1884 AGED 67 YEARS

West Side

ALSO ELIZABETH RICHARDSON WHO DIED 11th NOV. 1901 AGED 82 YEARS

South Side

ALSO FRANCIS JOSEPH RICHARDSON WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1913 AGED 58 YEARS

East Side

ALSO CAROLINE RICHARDSON WHO DIED 4th DEC. 1939 AGED 89 YEARS

William Richardson was a Gardener of Windmill Street (1881 Census)

RYAN see DAVID

 

313.   Headstone

Front Eroded, see Foot Stone

Rear

IN
MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH SALMON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 11th 1894
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"

Foot Stone

H. S. 1820 : HUFIN SALMON, NOVEMBER 1820, AGED 40 YEARS
S. S. 1858 : SARAH SALMON, FEBRUARY 1858, AGED 61 YEARS
G.W. S. 1865 : GEORGE WILLIAM SALMON, DECEMBER 1865, AGED 4 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS

Elizabeth was the wife of a Carpenter of Bill Street Road (1881 Census)

314.   Curbs

West Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR EDWARD SAUNDERS
KILLED IN ACTION 27th AUGUST 1917 AGED 25 YEARS

East Side

WALTER SAUNDERS
WHO DIED 17th JUNE 1922 AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"

Walter Saunders was a Cement Labourer of Canal Road (1891 Census)

315.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM SEDGWICK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 24th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1844
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM SEDGWICK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF OCTOBER 1846
AGED 65 YEARS

William Sedgwick was a Farmer, of Hoo Common. His PCC Will, PROB11/ 2045, is dated 7th November 1839. To his wife Elizabeth all his household goods, money and debts for life. After her death, to William Sedgewick, son of Caroline Long, niece of testator, at 21 years. If he dies before 21, then to Caroline Tritton and husband, David Tritton, Hoyman of Sheerness, Mary Bromley of Little Chart, Sarah Chambers of Burham or Barham ? No Witnesses.
   Administration Note: David Tritton and Charles Ford of Bethall Passage, Blue Town, Sheerness, swear on oath, that they witnessed testator sign the above will.

316.   Coped Red Granite, Railings

South Side

CHARLES ROACH SMITH FSA
BORN AT LANDGUARD MANOR, I. W.
DIED AT TEMPLE PLACE, STROOD AUGUST 12th 1890

North Side
MARIA SMITH
BORN AT LANDGUARD, I. W.
DIED AT TEMPLE PLACE, STROOD AUGUST 20th 1874

Charles Roach Smith was a pioneer Archaeologist, especially in the City of London. He was the Founder of the British Archaeological Association, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians, elected with the largest ever majority; he was also a member of many continental learned societies. He publications include, Collectanea Antiqua, 7 vols., 1847, Illustrations of Roman London, 1857, Catalogue of London Antiquities, Antiquities of Richborough, 1850, Inventorium Sepulchrale, 1856,Revision of Stevenson's Dictionary of Roman Coins, 1886 and Retrospections, Social and Archaeological, 3 vols. He was also a keen horticulturist, among his creations in this field was the Strood Prolific Damson.

317.   Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH SMITH WHO DIED 30th DEC. 1937 AGED 65 YEARS

North Side

ALSO JOHN SMITH WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1940 AGED 71 YEARS

 

318.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND MARY STEPHENS
OF EAST PECKHAM
WHO DIED JANY. 28Th 1854
AGED 24 YEARS
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HER AFFECTIONATE SISTER
C S

 

SUTTON see TINDLE

319.   Fallen Headstone, Very Eroded, Large Plot, Curbs

[   ]
[   ] WILLIAM TAYLOR
[   ] OCTOBER 1861
[AGED] 74 YEARS
[   ]
[   ] CAROLINE ANN
[   ]
[   ] [CEY]LON ?
[   ] JANUARY 18[ ]
THOMAS WILLI[AM] FRE[NCH ? ]
[   ] DECEMBER 18[ ]
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ABRAHAM TAYLOR
DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1905
AGED 77 YEARS

William Taylor was a Gardener of South Lodge, Wickham Street (1881 Census)

THEOBALDS see TIBALL

 

320.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN THORP
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 17th 1875 AGED 47 YEARS
"She is going now beneath the dust,
A loving wife and mother true and just,
In love she lived in peace she died,
With Jesus now she does reside"
ALSO ELIZA, GEORGE,
HENRY AND WALTER
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN THORP
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 31st 1894 AGED 72 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"

John Thorp was a Cement Labourer of Back Alley (1881 Census)

321.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE
BODY OF MARTHA
YE WIFE OF FRANCIS
TIBALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE [ ] MARCH
1708 AGED 58 YEARS
(THEOBALDS in the Register)

 

322.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS TINDLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 28th DAY OF
MAY 1876 IN THE 54th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS TINDLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 7th DAY OF
MAY 1892 IN THE 73rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 2ND DAY OF
MAY 1856 AGED 2 MONTHS
ALSO HELENA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF STANLEY SUTTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 3rd DAY OF
MAY 1887 AGED 28 YEARS
INTERRED AT WOLVERHAMPTON

Rear

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROBERT ALEXANDER TINDLE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1892
AGED 39 YEARS
INTERRED AT BOW CEMETERY
ALSO GEORGE OATES TINDLE
WHO DIED JULY 14th 1897
AGED 36 YEARS
INTERRED AT DUBBS, NEW SOUTH WALES
ALSO FRANK TINDLE
KILLED IN ACTION AT ROODEPOORT, S. A.
MARCH 2nd 1901
AGED 33 YEARS

 

323.   Ledger, Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
GEORGE TURNER
WHO DIED 24th MAY 1848
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH LAW
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND WIFE OF
WILLIAM LAW
WHO DIED 20th [AUGUST] 1867
[AGED 55 YEARS]
WILLIAM LAW
[   ] SON OF THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH LAW
[   ]
GEORGE FREDERICK
[   ]
[   ]

 

324.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN TURNER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEBY. 9Th 1894
AGED 56 YEARS
"I say to all lead a Godly Life"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN NORRIS TURNER
WHO DIED AUGUST 5th 1926
AGED 90 YEARS

 

325.   Tablet and Curbs

TIMOTHY NICHOLAS WADE
2nd MARCH 1950 TO 21st APRIL 1963
"In God's Keeping"
ALSO HIS FATHER
REGINALD HENRY
12th JULY 1921 TO 30th MAY 1970

 

326.   Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND – PASSED AWAY 27th APRIL 1944
JAMES WAGHORN AGED 71 YEARS

North Side

ALSO FLORENCE JANE WAGHORN – DIED 19th NOVEMBER 1960
HIS DEAR WIFE AGED 84 YEARS

 

327.   Tablet and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
ALFRED CHARLES WAGHORN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 3rd MARCH 1965
AGED 66 YEARS
"Kind, Loyal, Loving and True"
ALSO HIS LOVING WIFE
JESSE PRETORIA
23rd JUNE 1986
AGED 85
"Reunited"

 

328.   Headstone, In Side of Cutting, North of North Aisle

IN
MEMORY OF
CORNELIUS WARREN
[WHO] WAS UNFORTUNATELY [DROWNED]?
FROM H.M. [   ]
IN THE MEDWAY [   ]
1812 [   ]

Cornelius Warren was apparently drowned in 1812, but I failed to find him in the Burial Register for not only 1812, but from 1810 – 1819?

329.   Headstone, Plain Ledger, Once Railed, Wide Plot

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARY WEAL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th DAY OF DECEMBER 1873 AGED 86 YEARS
"Is not even Death a Gain,
To those whose Life to God was Given,
Glad to [   ] their [   ] the closer,
[   ] so open then in Heaven"
ALSO JOHN WEAL
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
2nd NOVEMBER 1861 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WEAL
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
20th ? MARCH 1870 AGED 69 YEARS
[   ]
CHARLES GEORGE
[   ]
ELIZABETH SARAH
[   ]

John Weal was a Navy (Greenwich) Pensioner of View Cottage, Home Street. (1861 Census)

330.   Headstone

"Though Lost to Sight to Memory Dear"
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
STEPHEN C. WELLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 1st 1889
AGED 54 YEARS
"I loved him and no tongue can tell,
How much I loved him and how well,
God loved him too and thought it best,
To take my husband home to rest"
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
SORROWING WIDOW

 

331.   Headstone

Mr.
JOHN WHITEHEAD
WHO DIED [   ] MARCH 1770 AGED [   ] [YEARS]
ALSO ANN? HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 19th DEC. 1794 ? AGED [  ]6 [YEARS]
ALSO FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN
MARY, JOHN AND THOMAS
DIED YOUNG
ELIZA WIFE OF
Mr. WILLM. [WILKINS] ?
WHO DIED 15th JAN 1793 AGED [   ]

 

332.   Pedestal, Fallen Cross, Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALEX. JOHN WILLCOCKS
2nd LIEUT. ROYAL ENGINEERS
BORN AT JHANSI 9th DECEMBER 1881
DIED AT CHATTENDEN 15th JUNE 1902
"What I do thou knowest not now,
But thou shalt know hereafter"

 

Section E - interior of Church

333.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in the Nave

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
Mr. JAMES ALMOND
OF FRINDSBURY, GENTLEMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY YE 14th ANNO DOM
1720 AGED 92 YEARS
AND ALSO
UNDER THIS STONE
LYETH THE BODY OF Mrs.
ELIZABETH ALMOND
WIFE OF Mr JAMES ALMOND
OF FRINDSBURY WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th
DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1706
AGED 77 YEARS

James Almond, Gentleman of Frindsbury, in his will dated 3rd September 1717, with two codicils of 9th September 1718 and 8th December 1718 left: To brother Thomas the Elder of Blackmore, Essex, Turner, £30 and £120 for his children, and his clothes. To niece Sarah Butler, daughter of his brother Henry £25.To cousin James barefoot, son of his brother in law, Robert Barefoot late of Loose, Husbandman, £5 To cousins Robert and Henry Barefoot, brothers of James £25 each. The "his loving friend Samuel Gibson of Strood, Clerk" (sometime Vicar of Frindsbury) £20. To "loving friend " Richard Sheafe of Rochester, Gent. £15,desires him to assist Executor in recovering debts. To servant maid Mary Woolgate "for her faithful service" £80 if she is still with him at his death, if so, also his Sea Chest, lock and key; bed and furnishings of her room, other furniture, plate, etc. His Bible, and other books, including Doctor Gibbs "Soul's Conflict" and Baxter's "Call". All his clothes and residue of household effects to be sold to pay costs etc. To four great grandchildren, Mary, Anne, Frances and James Harvey children of his late grand daughter, Elizabeth Mott by his late grandson, John Harvey, late of Bishopsgate, Silk Dyer, £80 each at 21 years of age or day of marriage. To grandson William Mott of London, Gent. £550 out of debts due to testator. Residue to Samuel Gibson, his Executor.
   Witnesses: Andrew Fox, Thomas Lane and Richard Sheafe, Jun.
Codicils:
A: Brother Thomas is dead, James Barefoot is dead. The £30 and £120 to Thomas's children. Clothes to Thomas's two sons. £20 extra to Mary Woolgate. £5 to Richard Sheafe
   Witnesses: Andrew Fox, William Beford and Henry Ipee
B: Revokes legacy of £550 for William Mott, he now gets £500
   Witnesses: Andrew Fox, Henry Ipee and Thomas Lane (PCC Will PROB11/575)

334.   Black Marble Tablet on Tower Floor

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE ANDERSON, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 2nd 1770
AGED 56YEARS
ALSO WHILTSHIRE HIS SON DEPARTED
THIS LIFE DECR. 24Th 1769 AGED 7 YEARS

 

335.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in Nave, (Inscription in Cupboard)

IN MEMORY OF
THE REVD. THOS. AXTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBY. 25Th 1764 IN THE 30th YEAR
OF HIS AGE

Rev. Thomas Axton left a PCC Will PROB11/896, dated 11th February 1764. He doesn't seem to have much to bequeath, and the will is rather touching in it's sentiments. He "desires to be buried in the church in the middle aisle, just opposite the desk". His wife, Elizabeth is Executor; to her he leaves, furniture, plate, books, cash and profits from his living. After her death, to "the child she is pregnant with by me" Although he has nothing to bequeath her, he gives his "dying thanks to his faithful friend, Mrs De La Creuze, for her tender care and generous support of me, from Infancy to Manhood, when I was bereaved of every other friend". His wife is to return to Mrs De La Creuze, a miniature portrait of her late husband, Stephen De La Creuze. Witnesses: Mary Master(s)? and Hans Sloane (is the latter a relation of the Hans Sloane, whose collections started the British Museum?)

336.   North Wall of North Aisle, Probably was on North Nave Wall ?

NEAR THIS PLACE
LIES INTERRED THE BODY
OF Mr. THOMAS AYRES
OF THIS PARISH GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 17th 1796
AGED 48 YEARS

Thomas Ayres, will dated 1795, Farm and Estate of Goddington, which he purchased from Mr. Joshua Marshall, 45 acres and all buildings, stock, etc. to his niece Mary Ann Hopkins. (Mary Ann Hopkins later sold Goddington to George Gunning). Property and land in Hoo and Frindsbury, total about 168 acres held on lease from Mr. Thomas Hills of Rochester, to his nephew Thomas Hopkins.
Codicil: Include in the Goddington estate, a Windmill let on lease to John Clarke (PCC Will PROB11/1276)

337.   Brass Plaque, South Wall of Tower

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF JOHN ROSE BAKER
SARAH ANNE HIS WIFE AND THEIR THREE
SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
THE CLOCK IS PLACED IN THE CHURCH TOWER
BY THEIR SURVIVING DAUGHTERS
MARIANNE BAKER
AND
FANNY MANSEL JONES
SEPT. 1911

 

338.   Black marble Ledger on Floor, East End of North Aisle, Originally in Chancel

IN MEMORY
OF Mr PHILLIP BOGHURST, GENT.
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 16th OF FEBRUARY 1792
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO OF Mrs ANN BOGHURST
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
Mr PHILLIP BOGHURST
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF MAY
1794 AGED 74 YEARS
LIKEWISE WILLIAM SON OF
PHILLIP & ELIZ. BOGHURST
WHO DIED THE 15h OF MAY 1816
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
Mr PHILLIP BOGHURST OF ASHFORD IN THIS
COUNTY, SOLICITOR WHO DIED ON THE 25th MAY
1820 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF PHILLIP BOGHURST ESQUIRE LATE
OF GADSHILL AND FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 12th OF SEPTEMBER
1821 IN THE 71st YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZ. BOGHURST WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PHILLIP BOGHURST ESQ. OF GADSHILL
WHO DIED THE 21st OF JULY 1825
IN THE 71st YEAR OF HER AGE

Phillip Boghurst, died 1792, by his will dated 10th September 1779 , left Brundy (sic) Farm at Allhallows, (Binney Farm ), occupied by Henry Edmeades to wife Ann, after her death to son Phillip. Home Street Farm in Frindsbury in own occupation, 25 acres, and 30 acres at Haver or Heather Street in Frindsbury and Cliffe, and 30 acres at Noake Street in Frindsbury occupied by Richard Denton, to wife Ann, after her death to son Richard. Newhall Farm in Allhallows, 80 acres, in his own occupation to son Richard. Property, with carpenter's yard, at Oysterland at Stoke, occupied by James Chambers, woodland called Charlie Hook, 9 acres in Aylesford, occupied by self, and cousin Ann Boghurst to son Phillip. Property at Gore Green at Higham to son-in-law John Button. Leasehold Manor or Manor Place, in Frindsbury occupied by son Phillip, household goods, cattle, corn, hay, etc. to son Phillip. House hold goods from Home Street to wife Ann, all farm stock in his hands to son Richard. To John Button £100 (PCC Will PROB11/1219)
   Phillip Boghurst, died 1821, left a PCC Will, PROB11/1649, dated 15th August 1818. It is rather long and has complicated trusts. He desires that, "I may be privately and decently interred in the chancel of the parish church of Frindsbury, as near as may be to the remains of my late father and mother". Property to nephew, John Button, Esq. of Stifford Lodge, Essex, upon several trusts. Freehold in Frindsbury Street in Frindsbury, in occupation of sister, Ann Button, to his wife, Elizabeth; if she pre-deceases him, then to sons and daughter, Phillip, John, Edward and Elizabeth Kirkman, equally. His half share of woodland called Chart Hook in Aylesford to sons and daughter above. Binney farm in Allhallows, in his own occupation, to son Phillip for life. To John Button, farm at Bill Street, Frindsbury, for life. Stock and implements at Frindsbury Street and Binney, to son John. Household goods, books, paintings, etc. carriages, harness, saddles, etc. to John Button and son Phillip, upon trust; wife to use same, for life. Witnesses: Thomas Bentley, Higham, Charles Bathurst, Strood and D. B. Lewis, Rochester.

339.   Classical Marble Tablet, Draped Sarcophagus, on East Wall of North Aisle,
              Originally on Chancel Wall ?

TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILLIP BOGHURST ESQUIRE
OF WORTHING, SUSSEX
LATE OF ASHFORD IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DIED 17th AUGUST 1848
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO TO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT ASHFORD 25th MAY 1820
AGED 29 YEARS

 

BOGHURST see BUTTON

 

340.   Classical Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

IN MEMORY
OF
THE REVD. NICHOLAS BROWNE D. D.
OF ST. MARGARET'S NEXT ROCHESTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1810
AGED 73
ALSO
OF MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
NICHOLAS BROWNE
WHO DIED AUGUST 21st 1815
AGED 75

 

341.   Brass Plaque, South Wall, South Aisle

IN MEMORY OF
MARTIN BULMER
COUNTY SURVEYOR
BORN AUG: 2nd 1809 DIED OCT: 1879
(Buried at Strood)

 

BURGIS see FOWLER

 

342.   Elaborate Monument, Stone Lower and Pedimented Wooden Top with Caryatids,  
              West Wall of South Aisle

HERE DOTH THOMAS BUTTLER REMAINE DENNIS THE WIFE OF THOMAS BUTTLEER
THAT SARVED QUEENE ELYZABETHE ALL WAS BURIED THE SECOND DAY OF JANUARY
HEERE RAINE ANNO DOM 1607
IN INGLAND, FRANSE, AND SPANE MARGARET THE WIFE OF THOMAS BUTTLER
IN IRLAND, SCOTLAND WITH THE BEST WAS BURED THE THIRD OF FERUARYE
AND HEARE IN GRAVE HIS CORPS DOOTH
RESTE
A. D. 1621 ANO DOM 1617

 

343.   Classical Marble Tablet, East Wall of North Aisle, Originally on Chancel Wall ?

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ANN BUTTON RELICT OF THE LATE
JOHN BUTTON ESQUIRE
OF STIFFORD LODGE IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX
AND DAUGHTER OF
PHILLIP AND ANN BOGHURST FORMERLY
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th DAY OF OCTOBER 1821
IN THE 74th YEAR OF HER AGE

 

344.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in Chancel ?

MARY THE WYFE OF [ROBERT]
CHAMBERLAYNE DYED
THE 7th DAY OF FEBRUARY
1634
AGED [   ] YEARS

 

345.   Ledgers Recorded by John Thorpe in Registrum Roffenses in 1769, (not found in 2011,
          although there may be a part of the inscription of one of these on the Tower Floor)

Mrs JOANNA CHAMBERLAYNE
THE WIFE OF
Mr ROBERT CHAMBERLAYNE
PASTOR OF STROOD
WHO DIED THE 20th DAY OF
FEBRUARIE 1626

------

THOMAS CHAMBERLAYNE
SCHOOLMASTER
SONNE OF Mr ROBERT CHAMBERLAYNE
PASTOR
AND REPENTENCE SWEETING, A STRANGER
WHO WAS BY GOD'S PROVIDENCE DEPRIVED
OF HIS LIFE AT ROCHESTER BRIDGE
BOTH BURIED TOGETHER THE 9th OCTOBER
1631

----

Mr. ROBERT CHAMBERLAYNE
PASTOUR OF STROUD
DIED 1st OF JUNE
1639

 

346.   Brass Plaque,with Cross, North Wall, North Aisle

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ROSANNA (ROSE) CLARKE
RELICT OF HENRY ROBERT CLARKE H.E.I.C.
MAGISTRATE AND COLLECTOR, BENGAL RESIDENCY
BORN AUGST. 27Th 1836 DIED MARCH 8th 1889
"She Feared God, and Loved Well,
Both Man and Bird and Beast"

 

347.   Ledger, Formerly in the Nave (From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses,1769)

HERE LYETH
IN EXPECTATION OF A
GLORIOUS RESURRECTION
THE BODDI OF
ANN COUCHMAN
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN COUCHMAN GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OCTOBER ANNO 1664

 

348.   Stained Glass Window East, Wall, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOMAS HERMITAGE DAY J.P. BORN JAN. 12th 1802 DIED DEC. 9th 1869

 

349.   Brass Plaque on Pulpit

PRESENTED TO ALL SAINTS CHURCH, FRINDSBURY ON IT'S
RESTORATION AND ENLARGEMENT IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE
REVD. JAMES FORMBY WHO WAS FOR 54 YEARS (1827-1881) VICAR
OF THIS PARISH BY HIS AFFECTIONATE CHILDREN NOVR. 1884

 

350.   Brass Plaque,( below above)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING
MEMORY OF FRANCIS WILLIAM FORSTER
ELDEST SON OF FRANCIS AND LOLA P. FORSTER
WHO WAS CALLED HOME ON THE EVE OF PALM
SUNDAY APRIL 15th 1905 AGED 13 YEARS
"Is it Well with the Child, It is Well"

 

351.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in Nave

[HERE]
LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN FOWLER
OF ROCHESTER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE[APRIL]
THE 4th 1715 AGED 64 YEARS
AS ALSO MARY THE WIFE
OF [JOHN] FOWLER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 6th DAY OF NOVEMBER
1719 AGED 68 YEARS
HERE [ALSO] LYETH THE BODY OF
[SUSANNA]H BURGIS, SPINSTER
[LATE OF TOWN] MALLING WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th
[MAY] 1795 AGED 55 YEARS

John Fowler, of Rochester, Gent. By his will of 27th February 1712 (13) left Lands, property all goods and chattels to wife Mary. To grandson John Burges, his house. To grand daughter Mary Burges after his wife's death the "Flushing Inn" in Rochester, occupied by Abel Bourne. Also to Mary Burges house in occupation of James Reed. To kinsman John Fidge £10 to buy mourning To friend Richard Cleave 21 shillings and six pence to buy a ring. To daughter Susan Burges wife of John Burges of Rochester, Gent. £100, after his wife's death. Residue to son (in law) John Burges and Susan , after his wife's death. If his wife remarry, she gets £200 after her marriage. In such a case, all property left to her goes to John and Susan Burges. John Burges, Executor
Witnesses: Nathaniel Howell, Rabra Ladd and John Ladd (PCC Will PROB11/546)

FOX see NASH

 

352.   Stone Tablet, South Wall Nave, West End

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
PERCY GATES
A DEVOTED SERVANT OF THIS CHURCH
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 15th 1947
"For not he that Commendeth Himself is
Approved but whom the Lord Commended"

 

353.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in the Nave?

[HERE]
[LYETH YE BODY OF]
HENRY GRANGER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF DECEMBER
1724
AGED 60 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE THREE SONS
JOHN, WILLIAM AND HENRY
ALSO
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
SUSANNA GRANGER
WIFE OF HENRY GRANGER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 7th OF DECEMBER 1722
AGED 74 YEARS

Henry Grainger was a Farmer of Frindsbury. By his will of 20th April 1721, he left to his wife Susanna, all the household goods she brought him on marriage; also £100 and three freehold properties in Eastgate Street in Rochester, occupied by William Lander, Thomas Mills and Mrs. Childs, also two leasehold properties in Strood, occupied by Jonathan Hernden and Thomas Everest. The Eastgate properties to son William after mother's death, the Strood properties to son John after mother's death. Farm and land at Cliffe occupied by Widow Finch to son John; to son William half share of property at Ham Mill near Birling, also all other property, money, money owed, mortgages and securities on the other half of the Ham Mill property. To son Henry, half share of property at Birling occupied by Thomas Meopham, also mortgage and other securities on other half of Birling property. To mother Grace Grainger of East Gaskin in Berkshire, annuity of £5 p a paid by three sons. To Minister and Churchwardens of Frindsbury, £5 to be laid out on bread for the parish poor, first 5/- on the first Sunday after his funeral, then 5/- each Sunday until £5 spent. To grandson William Grainger, son of John, £20 to remain with son Henry, until grandson is 21.If grandson dies before 21, then £20 to his executors and administrators. To sister Judeth Greenhill and nephews and nieces, Joseph, John, Mariam and Ann Grainger,sons and daughters of brother Joseph £5 each. Requests friend Mr. George Lattenden of Frindsbury to advise Executors,£5 to him. Residue between three sons. Son John, shall bring back in "Hotch Pott"* £140 already given him, same applies to son William for sum of £120. Executors Susanna Grainger and Henry Grainger
   Witnesses: Almon Hill, [ ?] Wharam and Thomas? Sheafe. (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will DRa/PW6)
   *Hotch Pott : "gathering together properties for purpose of securing equality of division", Oxford English Dictionary.

354.   Classical Marble Tablet, Weeping Female over a Draped Sarcophagus, N. Wall, N. Aisle.
            
Originally in Chancel or N. Nave Wall?

IN THE FAMILY VAULT IN THE CHURCH YARD ARE DEPOSITED
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF GEORGE GUNNING OF GODDINGTON IN THIS PARISH, ESQ.
WHO DIED JANUARY 21st 1821 IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE WAS FOR MANY YEARS A DEPUTY LIEUTENANT AND AN ACTIVE MAGISTRATE OF THIS COUNTY
AND EXECUTED THE DUTIES OF THOSE SITUATIONS WITH THE STRICTEST IMPARTIALITY AND JUSTICE
BY THE PATIENCE OF HIS INVESTIGATIONS AND CORRECTNESS OF HIS DECISIONS
HE GAINED THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF HIS NEIGHBOURS
UNSULLIED IN PRINCIPAL INTEGRITY WAS THE MODEL OF HIS CONDUCT
AND IN HIM WERE UNITED THE INESTIMABLE VIRTUES
OF AN AFFECTIONATE FATHER, A FIRM FRIEND AND A JUST AND HONEST MAN
ALSO IN THE SAME VAULT ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS
OF ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 10th A. D. 1810 AGED 52 YEARS
OF MARY WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1815 AGED 21 YEARS
AND OF ANN WHO DIED MAY 15th 1803 AGED 23 YEARS DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE DEPARTED WORTH
BY HIS FOUR SONS
GEORGE, PETER, ROBERT AND WILLIAM
(Agricultural Plaque, Figure,Plough and Wheat Sheaf)

"Verite Sans Peur"

 

HALL see KIDWELL

 

355.   Brass Plaque, Between Nave and Chancel, S. Side

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE REV. WILLIAM HANSON JACKSON M. A.
25 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE
FRINDSBURY BRANCH OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND MENS' SOCIETY
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 10th 1905
THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY HIS FELLOW MWMBERS
R.I.P.

 

356.   Brass Plaque, South Wall of Tower

THE ABOVE WINDOW WAS ERECTED IN LOVING
MEMORY OF CAPTAIN WALDRON BARRS KELLY
WHO DIED AT SLIGO JULY 12th 1847
OF ANN EDITH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT TORQUAY MAY 19th 1874 AND OF
GERALD PEARSON KING-HARMAN KELLY THEIR GRANDSON
WHO DIED AT BARBADOS JUNE 22nd 1888

 

357.   Ledger, with Roundel of Crossed Bones, etc. Tower Floor, Originally in Nave

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF Mr HENRY
KIDWELL SENIOR OF THE PARISH
OF STROUD WHO [DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
YE 30th DAY OF JANUARY IN YE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1708/9
AND IN YE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HERE LYETH [YE BODY]
OF ELIZABETH KIDWELL THE
WIFE OF Mr HENRY KIDWELL
(ABOVE NAMED) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 30th OF NOVEMBER
1713 AGED 71 YEARS
HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF Mr HENRY KIDWELL
[JUNIOR] LATELY OF THE CITTY
OF ROCHESTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2[6th] DAY OF
OCTOBER IN YE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1707
IN THE 31st YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO HERE LIETH THE BODY OF [ELIZA]
HALL WIFE OF MORGAN [HALL] [ OF MAIDSTONE]
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE HENRY &
ELIZABETH KIDWELL WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE MARCH YE 27th [1723] IN THE 51st
YEAR OF HER AGE LEFT ISSUE
[NINE] SONS AND [2] DAUGHTERS

Henry Kidwell, Senior, of Strood, was a Block Maker. His will is dated 1st May 1708. To his wife Elizabeth, for life, 5 parcels of land called Marsh Barn and salt marsh, totalling 34 acres at Hoo, occupied by ------ Charton. Several parcels of marsh land, containing 60 acres, and house in Hoo to daughter Elizabeth, "now wife of Morgan Hall of Maidstone, Hoyman". To wife Elizabeth for life or re-marriage, parcel of land in Chatham, near the Water Mill, commonly called Chatham Mill, and adjoining the way to the parish church, house known by the sign of The Cross Keys, adjoins other side of the land Two newly built houses on part of the land in Chatham, in occupation of Coppin, Mead and Viowt? To his wife for life; after her death to his daughter Elizabeth Hall. His daughter, Elizabeth to pay two annuities of £12 to his grand daughter Mary Kidwell, daughter of his son Henry. One annuity of £12 from Marsh Barn in Hoo, the other from the Chatham property. Leasehold estate, household and personal estate to wife Elizabeth. Residue shared between wife, daughter and grand daughter in third shares? 
   Executors: Wife, Elizabeth and Morgan Hall. Testator makes mark.
   Witnesses: Julius Casar, Thomas Huggins and Richard Pickering.(Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW46)
   Son Henry Kidwell, who died in 1707 was a Hoyman of St. Nicholas, Rochester. (Inventory of estate, no will) An Hoyman was the owner of small ships which could carry general cargoes, on the Thames and Medway and up river to places such as Maidstone

Elizabeth Kidwell's will, dated 24th November 1713, states she was "of Maidstone"; she left to her daughter in law, Susan Kidwell, widow, and her daughter, Mary, £7 to share. Residue to daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Morgan Hall of Maidstone, Hoyman; daughter also Executor. 
   Witnesses: Anne Hunter (mark of), Edward Ross and John Blunt
(PCC Will PROB11/538)

358.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in Nave?

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH LARKIN
WIFE OF HARTLEY LARKIN
FOREMAN AFLOAT OF HIS MAJ.
DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM
SHE DEPARTED YS LIFE YE 12th DAY
OF DECR. 1771 AGED 62 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE FOUR DAUGHTERS

SUSANNAH
ELIZABETH
} LARKIN
MARY
ANN

 

359.   Black Marble Ledger, on Floor of North Aisle, East End, Originally in Nave?

FRANCES LONG
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
DIED SEP. YE 22nd 1794
AGED 71 YEARS
REBECCA LONG
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
DIED OCT. YE 5th 1794
AGED 82 YEARS

Frances and Rebecca Long were sisters of Elizabeth Moorcock, and of Mary Boghurst, wife of John. Hence the burials in Frindsbury Church. Mary also died in 1794 and was buried in Strood Church. They held Sharsted Farm and other lands at Chatham.

360.   Inscription on Brass Candelabra in Chancel

THE GIFT OF Mr RICHARD MASTERS LATE OF THIS PARISH ANNO DOM 1747
FRIENDSBURY CHURCH

 

361.   Ledger, North of the Above, Originally in Chancel?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. WILLIAM PHILLIP MENZIES M. A.
THIRTY [ONE] YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [ ] OF DECEMBER 1818
AGED 62 YEARS
HERE LIKEWISE ARE DEPOSITED THE
REMAINS OF LUCY MENZIES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL 16th 1819
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF
VERE JANE MENZIES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS BORN ON THE 24th OF FEBY. 1796
AND DIED ON THE SAME DAY

 

362.   Ledger with Armorial Crest, Floor of East End of North Aisle, Originally in Nave?

IN MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN MOOR[COCK]
[LATE] OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AU[GUST] [ ] 1761
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH MOORCOCK
HIS WIFE DIED MARCH
22nd 1778 AGED 70 YEARS

Benjamin Moorcock was an Apothecary of Chatham. By his will dated 4th September 1738, he left his woodland named Twiddle Hoath or Amner Wood, purchased from [   ] Harrison, and two farms at Darland, one purchased from Robert and William Walker, the other left him by his father, in occupation of James Stone. Woodland of about 133 acres in Gillingham and Chatham, his house barn, stables and 22 acres of four fields called Blacklands or Walnut Tree Field, Windmill Field, seven acres and field behind house in occupation of William [   ]otherton, Thomas Posse in Chatham and St. Margaret's, which he purchased from his sister Sybella Fowl, Rebecca Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Thomas Moorcock and [   ] Moorcock. House hold goods, money to wife Elizabeth . If there is any child by his wife then half his real estate to such child at 21, the other half after his wife's death. Executor, Elizabeth Moorcock
Witnesses: [   ] Gibbons, [   ] Blummer and [   ] Milton? (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW59)

Elizabeth Moorcock, by her will of 25th May 1771, left all her property in Chatham and St. Margaret's, occupied by John Louth, to her sister Mary, wife of John Boghurst of Strood, Yeoman. After Mary's death to niece Elizabeth Boghurst, daughter of Mary. Half share of Sharsted Farm in Chatham and Lidsing, 40 acres of woodland at Buvill Hill in Chatham, Gillingham and Boxley, land at Peusiux in Hartlip, leaseholds from Dean and Chapter of Rochester. Other land left to her by her mother Elizabeth Long, to her sister Rebecca Long. Her clothes, some silver best Moissona Quilt to sister Mary Boghurst. To Rebecca, £200 , to niece Elizabeth Boghurst £50, cousin Ann Boghurst, daughter of late uncle Nicholas Boghurst, £20.To Mary and Hannah Lowdell of Chatham £10 each. Residue to sister Frances Long, who is also Executor.
  Witnesses: Mary Town, Robert Wise and Thomas Tomlyn. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW61)

363.   Ledger with Armorial Crest, Tower Floor, Originally in Chancel

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF ROBERT MYNORS ESQ.
LATE GOVENOR OF UPNOR
CASTLE WHOO DYED
OCT. THE 15th IN THE
54th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ANO. 1694

Robert Mynors, Governor of their Majesties' Castle of Upnor, by his will of 11th November 1691, to his niece Katherine Mynors, daughter of brother George, now wife of William Mynors, and two of her children who shall then be living, £300, after Katherine's death to her two eldest children. To niece Juliana Mynors , daughter of brother Richard. £150, to niece Ann ,sister of the above, £100. To his clerk, Robert Sellers, £5, to nephew Robert Mynors son of George, £200, subject to conditions. To niece Elizabeth Mynors daughter of George, "for her care and pains of me in my sickness", £700 besides £300 of her father's estate, in all £1,000, provided his debts are paid. Niece Elizabeth  Mynors, Executor
   Witnesses: John Younger, William Gibson and John Kirby (PCC Will PROB11/423)

364.   Ledger on Tower Floor, Originally in Nave

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF Mr SOTHERNE
NASH
CARPENTER OF HIS MAJ. SHIP
MARLBOROUGH WHO
DEPARTED YS LIFE YE 27th
OF MARCH 1725
AGED 48 YEARS
HERE LYETH INTERRED YE BODY OF
Mrs THEODOSIA NASH DAUGHTER
OF LIEUT. FOX & WIFE OF Mr SOTHERNE
NASH [SHIPWRIGHT] OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE [5th ] OF
NOVEMBER 1720 AGED 28 YEARS
8 MONTHS & 22 DAYS

 

365.   Coloured Alabaster Wall Monument with Arms, South Wall, South Aisle


HENRY NEEDLER
Henry Needler, of Quarry House, was the grandfather of Henry Needler 1690 – 1718, the Poet and Henry Needler, 1685 – 1760, the Musician. They are buried in the south aisle , probably near to this monument.

HENRICI
NEEDLER
GENEROSUS
HEIC JUXTA SITUS EST
QUI OBIIT QUARTO DIE MENSIS
AUGUSTII ANNO DMI 1661
IN CUJUS MEMORIAM
JANA NEEDLER
UXOR EJUS RELICTA MARMOR HOC
(MOESTISSIMI ARMORIS ERGO)
POSUIT
"MORTE, ITUR AD IMORTALITATEM"

Henry Needler, died 1661, was born at Horley, Surrey in 1619. By the 1650's he was living in St. Nicholas, Rochester, where his two sons were baptised, John in 1652 and Henry in 1654. He was a Lt. Colonel in the Parliamentary Militia, and in 1653 he was a Commissioner for Kent. In 1660 he took out a lease from the Bridge Wardens on Quarry House, Frindsbury. After his death, his widow, Jane took over the lease, which she held for a further 24 years. Henry's will, is dated 2nd August 1661, only 2 days before he died. The will was not proved until 1675! The arms on his monument in the south aisle are said to be of Scrace, not Needler, Henry's mother was a Scrace. In his will he bequeathed to son Henry, property and land called Pound Marsh at Pevensey Marsh in Sussex, occupied by William Peckham, property and land in Woodmancote, occupied by Edward Hill, land elsewhere in Sussex, and £100. To son John , £500; to his "loving kinsman", Henry Sheafe, 50 shillings, to his "loving brother", John, 50 shillings. Residue to wife Jane, she to take care of tuition and education of his sons during their minority; Jane appointed Executor, brother John, Overseer, to assist her. Witnesses: William Laughton and Francis Brooker (PCC Will PROB11/348)
    Henry's son, Henry, married Rose Watson, daughter of Robert Watson of Frindsbury, in London in 1686, (see Watson Monument). Henry, Jnr died in London in 1692, and was buried at Frindsbury but there never seems to have been a monument to him. His son, also Henry was born in 1690 and was employed in the Navy Office. He was a minor poet and notable essayist acquainted with the leading intellectual and literary circles of his day. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, says of him, "The essay-like "familiar letters", mostly dating from 1709 – 1711, touch on a variety of moral and philosophical themes, and are of particular interest on account of the intellectual influences they reflect"
   Again there never seems to have been a monument for this Henry, who death at the early age of 28, may have been due to a brain tumour?

366.   On Tower Floor, Probably Originally in South Aisle

UNDERNEATH
LYETH THE REMAINS OF
HENRY NEEDLER ESQ.
DESCENDED FROM & WAS THE LAST
OF AN ANCIENT FAMILY OF THE
NEEDLERS OF SURREY
AND DIED AT LONDON
THE 8th OF AUGUST 1760
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO THE BODY OF EASTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
HENRY NEEDLER ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 27th OF MAY 1783
AGED 90 YEARS

At this point, I hope the repetition of Henry is not too confusing!
   The poet's cousin, yet another Henry,* was the son of John Needler, 1652 – 1714. This Henry was born in 1685, and eventually rose to be Accountant General in the Excise Office. He too, was a talented youth, more so than his cousin. His talent was in the field of music, particularly as a violin player. As a young man he was taught by Daniel Purcell, younger brother of the famous Henry Purcell, he was also a pupil of John Bannister, first violin at the Drury Lane Theatre. Needler was reputed to be the finest performer of Corelli's music in, he was said to have been the first to play Corelli's music in England. Had he not been a "Gentleman" he would undoubtedly have been an outstanding professional. I suppose that because, no matter how gifted he was, he was still a "Gentleman Amateur ", so no mention is made of his talents on his monument? He was associated with Thomas Britton, a charcoal merchant, who formed a music society and performed contemporary music at his house in Clerkenwell. Concerts were also given at the homes of noblemen, "I made Mrs. Taylor a visit this afternoon, when I met Mr. Needler; he played two or three solos sweetly upon his violin; it soothed some of my melancholy thoughts, and I was very sorry when he had done" Letter from Mrs. Pendarver to Mrs. Ann Granville, 5th December 1729----Life and Correspondence of Mrs. Delaney, Vol. 1, p.228. Needler was also a friend of Handel, who frequently visited his house, in fact, among the 28 volumes of Needler's music transcriptions in the British Library is one of the few copies of the earliest version of The Messiah. Henry' s gravestone was originally in the south aisle, where all the Frindsbury Needlers are probably buried; perhaps a notice to this effect, highlighting the talent interred here could be displayed on the wall?
   By his will dated 26th February 1753, he left £500 to his sister Elizabeth, his personal estate to his wife, Hester. The reversion of his real estate at Horley to his wife and sister; after their deaths, the remainder to his cousin, William Truman of St. John, Westminster, House Painter. If the latter has no issue of his body, then to his aunt Elizabeth Robbins, wife of Samuel of Brentford, if she has no issue of her body, to his "own right heirs".
   Witnesses: Thomas Stevenson, Goulston Bruere and Francis Marshall – of the Excise Office (PCC Will PROB11/434)
   *There is an engraved portrait of Henry Needler in Hawkins, History of the Practise and Science of Music, 1776
   Henry's wife, Hester (oddly, Easter on the gravestone?) is also represented in the British Library with 1 volume of anthems of her own composition. On her death the following appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, 27th January 1783, "At Dorking, Surrey, Mrs. H. Needler relict of H.N. Esq., in her 91st year.............A lady greatly beloved by all who knew her, for her benevolent disposition"
   By her will dated 25th June 1782, she desired to be buried in Frindsbury Church in the same grave as her" late dear husband". Stock of three and a half per cent Bank annuities of 1758 to Henry Newnum of Dorking, in trust for the maintenance and education of Mary Hill daughter of her late niece Sarah, during her minority. If she dies before 21,with no lawful issue, then £200 plus interest, to Ann Saunders, Elizabeth Hall and Henry Newnum. To Henry Newnum £500 of same stock. To Mary Hall and Mary Dolland, grand daughters of late sister, Mary Barnsley, £50 each. To Catherine Capps wife of -------- Capps eldest daughter of of Sarah Truman, widow, Thomas Truman and Sarah Truman, spinster, £650, other part of the stock. To Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary and Maria Robbins of Old Brentford, children of late husband's aunt £650, other part of stock. To Margaret Whaley of Ridge, Hertfordshire, spinster and niece of Jane Sage, dec. £50 To Sarah Philpot daughter of Henry and Catherine Slater, dec. wife of ------- Philpot, of Clare Court, near Clare Market, London, Hatter, and to Catherine, sister of Sarah Philpot, £25 each. To Elizabeth Shiply of the Poultry, City of London, niece of Hannah Jones, widow, dec. £20. To Gabriel Mathias of Scotland Yard, Westminster, Gent., £50. To Henry Newnum, of Dorking, Gent., £50 and Iron Chest. To John Humphrey and --------- Jupp of Horley, Surrey Yeomen, £25 in trust, for poor of parish of Horley. To Mrs. Mary Deane of Dorking and Henry Newnum £12 for the poor of Dorking. To Richard Barnes of Reigate, Gent., the pictures of my great grandfather and of Mrs. Rose Needler which are now at Mrs. Deane's. To Godson, Henry Cooke, son of Doctor Cooke, £50 at 21. To Mrs. Mary Deane of Dorking, £20. All household goods and clothes, to Henry Newnum, much of which was left with him when she moved out of his house. To Elizabeth Lyden of Plough Court, Carey Street, London, spinster, £20; if she is dead, same sum to her niece now living with her. Quarter of residue to niece Ann Saunders, quarter to niece Elizabeth Hall, remaining half to Henry Newnum. Executors, Gabriel Mathias and Henry Newnum.
   Witnesse: Edward Turner and Heath Langley (PCC Will PROB11/1105)
   The portrait is of Rose Needler, nee Watson. I wonder where it is now, and whether the identity of the sitter is known?

367.   Ledger Formerly in South Aisle, ( From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769)

UNDER THIS STONE LYETH
BURIED THE BODY OF
ROBERT OLIVER, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER
ANNO 1666

Robert Oliver's will is dated 16th September 1666. He is now living in the parish of Frindsbury. No mourning to be given, but 40 shillings to poor of parish where he is buried. £10 to 10 poor widows, 20 shillings each. To sister, Susan Oliver, widow of brother, Thomas, £30 to be paid to Robert Oliver, son of brother Thomas; £150 to Susan Oliver, daughter of brother, Thomas.£100 of these legacies to Executor and Overseer. Six months after testator's death interest to be paid to Susan Oliver, the mother for bringing up children, until Robert is 21 and Susan 18. If both die before 21 and 18, money to Executor. To friend Edward Throckmorton, £30. Residue to "loving sister", Ann Oliver who is Executor; Overseer, Edward Throckmorton. Witnesses: Jane Needler and Samuel Holliwell. (PCC Will PROB11/322)

PERCY see TREVOR

 

368.   Brass Plaque, Between the Nave and Chancel, South Side

LOVE

GEORGE TERTIUS SHARP PRENTICE M. A.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
F 1949 – 1966 H
A A DEVOTED PRIEST AND PASTOR O
I "And the Greatest of these is Love" P
T E
H

 

369.   Stained Glass Window, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY SAVAGE CAPTAIN R.M.A. & J.P. FOR THIS COUNTY WHO DIED FEB. 24th 1879 AGED 82 - THIS WINDOW WAS GIVEN BY HIS WIDOW MARY ANN SAVAGE - SHE DIED JUNE 9th 1889 AGED 85 (one line) [Buried at Upnor]

 

SKILTON see WRIGHT

 

370.   Classical Tablet, Willow, Weeping Female etc. Originally in Chancel or Nave?

"La Mort est Inevitable"
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH TOURNAY BARGRAVE, LADY STAINES
THE WIFE OF GEORGE GUNNING ESQ.
OF FRINDSBURY AND DENT DE LION IN THIS COUNTY
AND RELICT OF THE LATE SIR THOMAS STAINES
KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE MOST HONOURABLE THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH
KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL SICILIAN ORDER OF ST. FERDINAND AND MERIT
AND KNIGHT OF THE IMPERIAL OTTOMAN ORDER OF THE CRESCENT
A POST CAPTAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY
SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AND COHEIRESS OF ROBERT TOURNAY BARGRAVE ESQ.
OF EASTRY COURT IN THIS COUNTY
AND DIED AFTER A FEW HOURS ILLNESS ON THE 25th OF JANUARY 1832 AGED 47 YEARS
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN A VAULT IN THE CHURCH YARD
OF ST. JOHN'S PARISH AT MARGATE IN THIS COUNTY
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
GEORGE GUNNING
WHO DIED AT BRIGHTON JANUARY 2nd 1849
AND WAS BURIED IN PRESTON CHURCH YARD
AGED 65 YEARS
HE WAS A LIEUTENANT IN THE FIRST OR ROYAL REGIMENT OF DRAGOONS AND WAS
SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO ON THE 18th OF JUNE 1815
WHERE HE COMMANDED A TROOP OF DRAGOONS
HE LEFT NO ISSUE
"Verite Sans Puer"

 

371.   Ledger, Formerly in Nave, (From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses,1769)

HERE
RESTETH IN THE LORD
THE BODY OF
SUSANE THOMAS
LEATE WIFE TO
WILLIAM THOMAS
OF ESTE SMITHFIELD
THE KING'S COMPAS MAKER
AND FREE OF THE DRAPERS
SHE DIED THE 25th SEPT.
1624
AGED 71 YEARS
[ERECT]ED BY THOMAS HER SOUN

 

372.   Ledger, with Armorial Crest, Floor of Tower, Originally in Chancel

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MRS
MARGARET TREVOR DAUGHTER
OF Mr FRANCIS PERCY ALDERMAN
OF CAMBRIDGE AND WIFE OF Mr
ARTHUR TREVOR OF FRINDSBURY
SHE DIED SEPTEMBER YE 16th 1717
IN THE 31st YEAR OF HER AGE

Margaret Trevor's father, Francis Percy, was born in Devon, and with his brother had settled in Cambridge before 1680, where he established himself as a Stone Mason, later entering local politics. Like his father, he believed he was the rightful Earl of Northumberland, claiming descent through Thomas Percy, one of the Gun Powder Plot conspirators. Francis Percy renewed the claim in 1680, (the 10th Earl had died in 1670 with no direct heir). Percy enlisted the aid of antiquarian William Dugdale, who encouraged him. Percy travelled all over England to pursue his claim, but eventually gave up. The weakest point in the case was the paternity of his grandfather, and many dates and ages do not make genealogical sense. Even so, the monument to his son, Captain Francis Percy, R.N., a very gallant and lucky officer, in St. Margaret's church, Rochester, repeats the lineage claim as if certain! Captain Percy survived many battles and disasters, such as the shipwreck which killed Sir Cloudsley Shovel. There is a ledger stone in the floor of the nave of Rochester Cathedral, to the child and wife of John Trevor, perhaps members of the same family?

373.   Classical Coloured Alabaster Monument with many Arms, East Wall of North Aisle,
              Originally in Chancel


WATSON FAMILY
Robert Watson's daughter, Rose, married John Needler, son of Henry (above), and
was the mother of Henry the Poet. This monument was formerly in the Chancel.

HIC JACENTSEPULTI
GULIELMUS WATSON GEN. ET ROSA
UXOR EIUS
PARENTES ROBERTI WATSON ARMIG.
NECNON KATHERINA, REBECCA, JOANNA
MARIA ET ISABELLA
UXORES DICTI ROBERTI
IN QUORUM PIAM ET SACRAM
MEMORIAM
HOC MONUMENTA A FILIO PIETATIS
NECNON A MARITO AMORIS ERGO FUIT
POSITUM
A. DM 1673 ET CAROLI SECUNDI 24
"VALETE, VALETE, VALETE, NOS ORDINE
QUO DEUS PERMISERIT SEQUEMUR"

Robert Watson of Frindsbury, Esquire. Will dated 20th September 1673. Desires to be buried in Chancel of Frindsbury church, in upper end, in space "reserved by him between the entrance of the rayles and the upper end, between the graves of four of his former wives". To son Richard, the Rectories of Frindsbury and Strood, with the barns, stables, granaries, yards and glebe lands, which he holds by lease from the Bishop of Rochester, with Merritt Head, son of Richard Head of Rochester, Esquire, any other leases to be conveyed to son Richard at his request. To son Richard, 8 acres of cherry orchard purchased from Richard Wayt and Emlon, his wife. If Richard has no heir, then to "mine own right heirs". Also to Richard, a meadow of about 3 acres called St. Peter's Place Meadow. To daughter Rebecca, £400 on marriage, provided brother Richard approves of match. If she marries without his approval, she will not get £250 of the £400 but 5 shillings. Balance of £150, £100 to be paid to satisfy a legacy from her grandmother and £50 to satisfy a debt father secured for her in her mother's lifetime. Son Richard to pay Rebecca £14 per annum, interest of the £250, until she marries. To daughter Rose (future mother of Henry Needler, the poet) £400 at 21 or day of marriage, of £50 was left to her by her grandmother, Rose. Son Richard to pay Rose £22 per annum until the £400 be paid. Also to Rose, "my wrought suite for a bed and fittings thereof" and a painted bedstead. Long trunk and little trunk and fabrics, etc. to Rose and Rebecca to share equally. To Rose, silver sugar box, her name engraved on the bottom, and spoon, 2 pairs of flaxen sheets her mother began to spin for her. To wife Elizabeth, feather bed and bolster and fittings, chest of drawers and other furniture, silver candle pot and cover, silver porringer, 2 spoons, small silver tankard, 2 brass candlesticks. Also money due to him (by virtue of his marriage to her) as an annuity paid half yearly by John Jefferys late of Faversham, Bedfordshire(sic) ? To wife and daughters £10 for mourning; to brother in law William Kimbould, "a golden medal made in Oliver's time" To brother Dr Jonathan Goddard £5, a small token of respect, for a ring or otherwise as he thinks fit. Residue to Executor to renew Parsonage lease and help pay legacies. To sister in law, Susan Bayley, 20 shillings for a ring. To Churchwardens of Frindsbury and Strood, £3 and 40 shillings, respectively, to be divided among the most needy poor. To sister, Pett, 40 shillings, "a small token of his love, to buy a ring". Son Richard sole Executor. Brother in law, John Watson and "loving kinsman", James Cripps, Overseers to assist his Executor, to each £5 for a ring. Witnesses: Not recorded? (PCC Will PROB11/346)

374.   Brass Plaque and Cross, South Wall, South Aisle

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE SKILTON WRIGHT
SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND ELLEN SKILTON OF THIS PARISH
BORN FEBRUARY 23rd 1865 AT FRINDSBURY
MARRIED JULY 15th 1889 AT HARRISBURG, PA. U.S.A.
DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1919 AT BROOKLYN, NY, U.S.A.
INTERRED IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY
SURVIVED BY HER AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND EDWARD WRIGHT AND
THEIR TWO LOVING SONS STANLEY AND SIDNEY; STANLEY AS A
1st LIEUTENANT B COY, 314 ROYAL ENGINEERS A.E.F. STATIONED
AT TREVES IN GERMANY AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH

 

Index of Names - from gravestones only

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   Happy ancestor hunting.

Section A  1-110    Section B  111-161    Section C  162-247     Section D  248-332     Section E 333-374

Names Index
ACHINACHY 1
ALEXANDER 162
ALLEN 2
ALMOND 333
ANDERSON 111, 334
APPLIN 163
ARLIDGE 112, 113, 164
ARNOLD 3, 4
ATHERIST? 48
ATKINSON 5, 248, 249
AUSTEN 47, 114
AUTHORN 157
AXTON 335
AYLING 115
AYRES 336

BACON 165
BAKER 132,166,167,250,251,337
BALL 252
BALLARD 6, 7
BARGRAVE 370
BARRS 356
BARTLETT 253
BASSETT 254
BAYNARD 8
BEADLE 9
BENNETT 116
BERRY 10, 168
BINGHAM 29
BIRD 169
BLA 120
BLAKE 117, 118, 119


BLANCHE 11
BOGHURST 150, 338, 339, 343
BONCE 160
BOREMAN 120
BOVINGDON 121
BOYD 170
BRACEGIRDLE 231
BRADLEY 171
BRANTON 172
BRENCHLEY 173, 174
BREWSTER 12
BRIGGS 255
BRODIE 71
BROWNE 340
BROWNING 13
BUDD 14
BULMER 341
BURFORD 294
BURGESS 66, 67, 256
BURGIS 351
BURROUGH 62
BUSH 7
BUTCHART 15,
BUTCHER 257
BUTTLEER 342
BUTTON 343

CABLE 122
CAMERON 16
CANE 258
CARISBROOK 123
CARTER 259

CARYER 17
CASTLE 260
CHALLIS 261, 262
CHAMBERLAYNE 344 345
CHAMBERLIN 263
CHAMBERS 18
CHAMPION 296
CHAPMAN 76
CHEETHAM 114
CLACKETT 19
CLARE 20
CLARK 21, 22, 346
CLIFFORD 175
COBHAM 222, 223
COLEMAN 208
COLES 264
COLLYER 176
COLVILL 23
COOK 265
COUCHMAN 347
COURTNEY 266
COWAN 217
COWLAND 124
COX 175
CRACKLEN 125
CRACRAFT 267
CRIPS 268
CROUCHER 269
CUREL 177
CURELL 25, 26
CUTRESS 27
DANES 270
DANIEL 126
DANN 150
DAVID 271
DAVIES 28
DAWES 141, 142
DAY 29, 178, 348
DE LA COUR 179-182
DENHAM 272
DENT 30
DENTON 183, 184
DEVONPORT 195
DOSSETT 273
DOUGLAS 190
DOW 274
DOWSETT 127
DREW 185, 186
DRURY 187
DUDDING 180
DUKE 31
DUNFORD 32, 33
DURTNALL 275

EDWARDS 128
ELLIS 276
EPPS 34
ETHEREDON 211
EVANS 188
EVERARD 58
EVERIST 189
EVERSFIELD 99, 277

FIFTH 67
FINCH 264
FINN 278
FITZGERALD 197
FORMBY 190, 349
FORSTER 350
FOSTER 191

FOWLER 351
FOX 364
FRANKLIN 35
FREELAND 36
FREEMAN 162
FRENCH 193, 201, 319
FRENCH–MULLEN 194
FRISBUY 18
FULKES 37, 38, 39

GARDNER 279, 280
GATES 40-45, 60, 352
GEERE 265
GILES 129, 195, 209, 281
GILLIES 282
GODFREY 196
GOLDING 130
GOODEN 241
GOWLAND 46
GRAINER 353
GRANGER 353
GUNN 197
GUNNING 131, 132, 354, 370
GURNETT 283
GURR 198

HALL 357
HALLS 248
HALLUMS 47
HAMMOND 60, 74, 114, 133, 284
HANSON 205, 355
HARDES 48
HARDS 49
HARDY 198
HARILL 200
HARMON 250
HARVEY 70
HAWLEY 285
HEARD 201
HEAVENS 50
HICKS 51
HIGGINS 286
HILLS 202, 203, 287
HOBBS 52
HOLFORD 122
HOMEWOOD 53
HONE 54
HOPPER 288
HOULDING 134
HOWARD 289, 290
HOWELL 252
HUBBLE 21, 40, 142
HUFIN 313
HULKES 242
HUNT 55, 56, 204

IZZARD 60

JACKSON 205
JACKSON 355
JANES 206
JANES 57
JESSUP 206
JONES 337
JOSE 58
JUPP 207

KELLOCK 135
KELLY 356
KELLY 59
KENNARD 31
KENZIE 102
KIDWELL 357
KIMBER 60
KIMMINS 136
KING 61, 208, 291
KING-HARMAN 356
KITNEY 292

Section A  1-110    Section B  111-161    Section C  162-247     Section D  248-332     Section E 333-374

 

LAHURE 210
LARKIN 358
LATSON 62
LAW 296, 323
LAWRENCE 133
LAWSON 293
LE GRAND 694
LEAR 294
LEE 209
LEEDER 63
LEMON ESQ. 295
LEONARD 296
LEONE 210
LEVERTON 185, 186
LEWRY 65
LISBURY 58
LITTLE 66, 68
LONG 69, 359
LOW 15
LUCK 211
LUFF 236

MABSON 297
MAIR 70
MANSEL 337
MARLIN 298
MARSHALL 190
MARTIN 299, 300
MASON 71, 101
MASTERS 72, 73, 74, 301, 360
MAUNDER 302
McCORMICK 75

MEATES 76
MENZIES 361
MILLER 212, 213, 214
MISKIN 96
MOORCOCK 362
MOORCROFT 34
MOORE 215
MOOREY 303
MORDAUNT 77
MORGAN 357
MOULDEN 3
MOUNT 78
MOXLEY 137
MULLEN 194
MULLINS 216
MYERS 215
MYNORS 363

NASH 364
NEEDLER 365, 366
NEWNHAM 24, 79
NICHOLS 138
NORWOOD 82
NUNN 217, 218

OAKLEY 92, 219
ODDS 304
OGLE 119
OLIFFE 139
OLIVER 367
OTLEY 220
PAINE 140
PARRAMORE 305, 306
PATTENDEN 113
PEARSON 356
PEARSON 80
PEEK 307
PELLING 141, 189
PERCY 372
PERMENES 267
PERRY 308
PETTY 212
PHILLIPS 81
PIERSON 82
PILCHER 14
PILE 221
PINNOCK 143, 144
POPE 309
PRALL 222, 310
PRENTICE 368
PROCTOR 254
PRYOR 258
PUTERFER 83, 84
PUTTIFER 311

RALPH 274
RELF 85
RESKETT 224
RICH 225, 226
RICHARDSON 311
RIGBY 227
ROBOTTOM 145, 146
ROY 228
RYAN 271
RYOTT 229
RYOTT 221

SALISBURY 58
SALMON 313
SAMSON 86
SAUNDERS 314
SAVAGE 369
SAYWELL 230
SEDGWICK 315
SHARP 112, 368
SHEPHERD 231
SHERMAN
SHILLINGLAW 87
SIMS 147
SINDEN 232
SKILTON 233, 234, 235, 374
SKINNER 236
SLACKFORD 87
SMEED 88
SMITH 89-94, 148, 316, 317
SNATT 149
SPARKES 95
SPONG 211
SPRATT 96
STACEY 97
STAINES 5,150, 370

STAPLES 151, 152, 153
STEPHENS 318
STODDY ? 154
STONE 155
STROUGHILL 98
SUDWEEKS 99
SUMMERFIELD 213
SUTTON 322

TAYLOR 85,236,238,239,318,319
TESTER 100
THEOBALDS 321
THOMAS 101, 371
THOMPSON 240
THORN 107
THORP 320
TIBALL 321
TINDLE 322
TOLPUTT 150
TOURNAY 370
TREVOR 372
TURNER 156a
TURNER 323, 324
TWORT 217

VICKERS 28
WADE 325
WAGHORN 326, 327
WALDRON 356
WARD 102, 156b
WARREN 328
WATSON 103, 373
WAYCOTT 241
WEAL 329
WEBB 104, 105
WELLER 330
WESTBROOK 212
WHITBY 106
WHITEHEAD 331
WICKENDEN 157, 158
WICKES 159
WILKINS 331
WILLCOCKS 332
WILLIAMS 107, 108, 109
WINCKWORTH 242
WOOD 110, 160
WOODFORD
WOODHAMS 243, 244
WORKMAN 161
WRIGHT 374
WYLES 245, 246
YOUNG 175, 247

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