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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary Magdalene Church, Gillingham
RECORDED IN 1862 BY CAPTAIN CONNOLLY, ROYAL ENGINEERS
Concise Wills and other notes added by D. E. Williams 2015

Introduction
The churchyard inscriptions, 1 – 612 and the interior inscriptions, 613 – 671, were transcribed by Captain T. Connolly, Quarter Master, Royal Engineers, in 1862. About a hundred years later, when the local authority took over responsibility for the maintenance of the churchyard, the majority of monuments in the churchyard were destroyed, probably to make grass cutting easier! Many of those destroyed would now be protected by Grade 2 listing by English Heritage. In the Medway Towns, Gillingham and Strood suffered the worst destruction, whereas others, such as All Saints, Frindsbury fortunately retain all their monuments. The large churchyard at Gillingham now resembles parkland, with some fine trees but the church appears rather isolated amongst a large expanse of grass, and with the majority of the monuments gone, the site has a rather desolate air to it, having lost it's former atmosphere and historic interest. The Victorian cemetery, to the east of the churchyard (Grange Road Cemetery), also had the majority of it's monuments destroyed in modern times, I am including the surviving monuments from this cemetery.


Late Captain Connolly

  Connolly recorded the inscriptions exactly as originally laid out, he had excavations made to record every buried line. He also included descriptions of each monument, often at great length, especially the interior ones, (I have simplified Connolly's descriptions). Many of the interior monuments Connolly recorded, and also those recorded by John Thorpe in the early 18th century, are now (2015), covered by carpets or wooden floors. I have included monuments recorded by John Thorpe and by earlier antiquaries, which are now lost, as well as post – Connolly monuments.
   C.S. Leeds in "Chats about Gillingham", 1906, quotes Connolly's son, Stephen, on his father's activities, ".... when I was quite a boy, I can recollect that he was always grubbing about among the tomb stones, but I did not know until some time ago, that he had gone to the extent of copying every tomb stone in the churchyard"
Leeds goes on to say, "Mr Connolly remarks that it had been his father's intention to write a History of Gillingham, but his removal to the War Office, on leaving the Corps, interfered with the completion of his project. When he died in 1875, it was his wish to be buried in the vicinity of the old spot he loved so much, so he rests in the cemetery close by."
   One hundred and fifty years have past since Connolly's day, thanks to his efforts we have an accurate record of all the monuments, which even if they survived the dark days of the 1960's, would have endured a century and a half of additional weathering and in some cases, no doubt, have been obliterated.
It seems most of the ledgers were over vaults or brick lined graves; what Connolly calls "Stone Tombs", I call "Chest Tombs", the majority of which are in the classical style of Portland stone construction; some were of brick and some rendered brick.
   I have included a list, where legible, of about two dozen surviving headstones, west of the tower, many of which I have photographed, I have also photographed the larger monuments, which were spared destruction. There are also a number of flat headstones, in varying states of wear, lying near to some bungalows, in the south west corner of the churchyard. I have also included concise versions of 275 related wills, mostly Prerogative Court of Canterbury but also the Deanery of Shoreham, (Gillingham was under this jurisdiction and not of that of the Bishop of Rochester), there are also Rochester Court wills.
   My thanks to Ted Connell, of the Kent Archaeological Society, for his efforts in preparing this large project for the Website; also to the staff of the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre at Strood, where Connolly's manuscript can be seen on microfilm and to the staff at the Kent Archives at Maidstone, where I obtained copies of the Deanery of Shoreham and Rochester Court Wills, last but not least, to my wife, Beverley, for help with the typing.

D. E. Williams
Borstal
Mid - Summer's Day, 2015

M.I.s numbers 1 to 100

1.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF MR. WILL. LE FEBURE
PURSER IN HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER
THE 17th 1801 AGED 52 YEARS

2.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. REBEKAH CHESHIRE WIFE OF MR. JOHN
CHESHIRE MASTER, SMITH IN HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD, CHATHAM WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd
OF SEPTEMBER 1811 IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN CHESHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECEMBER 1825
AGED 76 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated11th February 1824
John Cheshire, Master Smith, H. M. Dockyard
   All money due at his death, after funeral costs, etc., to be equally shared between his sons, John and James and daughter, Mary Bagshaw, Sarah Willcock and Elizabeth Ester Darling, in case of the death of any of them, their share goes equally shared among their children.
   To grand daughter, Rebecca Bagshaw all clothes, household furniture, books, linen and plate, except silver watch, which goes to grandson, George Bagshaw.
   His freehold house in Manor Street, Brompton ,(in Gillingham), to daughter Mary, for life, if she dies before her youngest child is 20, her husband John, is to continue to live in the house, until youngest child is 20. From testator's death, John Bagshaw will keep house in good repair, insured and pay taxes, he will also pay £10 per annum to testator's sons and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth, to be shared equally.
   If daughter Mary has died and her youngest child has reached 20, executors to sell house and divide proceeds into 5 equal parts, one fifth to be shared by Mary's children and the rest to be equally shared between sons, John and James and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth.
   Son John Cheshire, Blacksmith in H. M. Dockyard and son in law, John Bagshaw, Rope Maker, also in H. M. Dockyard, are executors and trustees.
   Witnesses: Joseph Green, John Orton and Paul Gandon.
   Proved 7th January 1826

3.   Headstone and two Foot Stones

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM BROOKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th SEPTEMBER 1816
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES FARLEY BROOKS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE, SHE DIED 13th DECEMBER 1816
AGED 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
SAMUEL PAYNE SON OF MRS. DORETHEA BURROWS
SAMUEL & SARAH PAYNE WHO DIED 27th OF JUNE 1805
WHO DIED 17th NOV. 1800 AGED 65 YEARS
AGED 7 YEARS & 3 MONTHS MR. WILLIAM BURROWS
MRS FRANCES FARLEY SON OF THE ABOVE
WIFE OF WHO DIED 26th MARCH 1807
MR. THOMAS FARLEY AGED 37 YEARS
WHO DIED 28th SEPT. 1814
AGED 39 YEARS

4.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN LANE
WHO DIED DEC. 25th 1800
AGED 1YEAR & 5 MONTHS
MR. THOMAS KEMSLEY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 14th
1839 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1838
Thomas Kemsly, of Gillingham, Turner.
   To his wife, Mary, two cottages, (and household furniture), known as Scrafield Cottages, in Gillingham, also one house, 9 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend , (Milton), for her life. She must not sell any part. After her death, all the property to be equally divided between his "natural" children, Amelia Palmer, Louisa Park, Elizabeth Pett and Sarah Crisfield, also the rent from 10 Peppercroft Street.
   To his brother, John Kemsley, all his clothes and watch, in consideration of the"love I bear to him". He desires that all his tools, turning lathe, stock in trade, be sold and after his funeral costs, etc., are paid, the money divided between his wife and daughters, in equal shares.
   Appoints wife and nephew, Robert Kemsley, executors, they have £5 each.
   Witnesses: George Tidd Everett, Philpott Castle and John Wells.
   Proved 27th December 1839

5.   Pedestal, Railed

THIS TOMB IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
OF MR. SAMUEL LONDON
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF JUNE 1811
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
SAML. LONDON DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DEC. 1816 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated, 9th June 1809
Samuel London, "Gentleman".
    All his household goods, bedding, china, linen, clothes and plate, to wife Mary, for life. After her death or if she dies in his lifetime, the above to be equally shared between the children of his son in law, William Peter King, when King thinks it proper.
   To wife, Mary, £200. His freehold house in Gillingham, or elsewhere, to William Peter King and Stephen Dadd of Manor Street, Brompton, Shipwright, upon trust, to sell when they think fit, either in his wife's lifetime or after her death.
   Proceeds to be part of his personal estate, to be invested in Public Funds. The annual interest to be divided equally between Ann Munn of Brompton, widow and Elizabeth Smith wife of Robert Francis Smith of Brompton, Gentleman, for their lifetimes. After their deaths, , from the sum of £100, held upon trust, the annual interest, to be paid to Frances Champness widow of William Champness, Labourer of Gillingham, for her life. After her death, the £100 to be shared equally between her children at 21 years of age.
   To Thomas Simmonds, son of John Simmonds, deceased, late of Gillingham, Farmer, an annuity of £10. To Sarah Armstrong, his late servant an annuity of £10 for life. To Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of John Simmonds, an annuity on £10. To Tapley Simmons, son of Lance and Sarah Simmons, (both deceased), £50 and a silver watch, he forgives Tapley from all debts owed. To William King, his godson, a silver watch to be delivered to his father, William Peter. To Mary King, daughter of William Peter, £200 at 21 years of age, in meantime interest goes towards her maintenance and education. The interest if ¼ of his personal estate, to Samuel Pierce of Gillingham, Yeoman, son of Ann Munn by her former husband, for life, after his death, the ¼ part to be shared equally between his children.
   The interest from another ¼ part, shared equally by the children of John Pierce, late of Brompton, Butcher and the sons of Ann Munn by her former husband, by [       ] his wife now [       ] Field ?, widow, until they are 21.
   Another ¼ part to Elizabeth wife of Thomas Rule of Gillingham, Shipwright, daughter of Ann Munn by her former husband, for life; after her death, the capital equally shared between her children, in meantime interest towards their maintenance and education.
   Interest of the remaining ¼ part to James Munn of Brompton, House Carpenter, son of Ann Munn, for life, after his death, the capital shared equally between his children, in the meantime interest as above.
   Wife Mary, W. P,. King and Stephen Dadd are executors, they have £20 each.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Rochester, George Streetin and M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs.
   Proved 21st August 1811

6.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF MARK DARLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 29th AUGUST 1822
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARK DARLING WHO DIED
23rd APRIL [1820]*
ALSO MARGARET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th FEB. 1820
AGED 16 YEARS

* Not 1820; there is a Mark Darling, aged 43, buried on April 23rd 1839. The details for Ann are correct. Is Mark of 1839, her son ? Note no age recorded.

7.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW TATLOCK
FORTY YEARS A MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED THE 6th OF NOVEMBER 1820
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SUSANNAH TATLOCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 10th OF FEBRUARY 1837
AGED 94 YEARS

8.   Pedestal


KING FAMILY

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. PETER KING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
THE 10th 1792 AGED 57 YEARS
WILLIAM PETER KING, GRANDSON
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST
THE 10th 1799 AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
ELIZABETH KING GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 24th 1819 AGED 12 YEARS
ANN HANNAH KING
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1826 AGED 21 YEARS
(CHILDREN OF MR. W.P. KING OF ROCHESTER)

Another Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM PETER KING
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF FEBRUARY 1833
IN THE 62nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS. CATHERINE KING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1849
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR KING DAUGHTER OF THE
AFORESAID MR. W. P. KING WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 23rd DECEMBER 1848
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th January 1833
William Peter King of Rochester, Chemist and one of the Alderman of the City
   All his real estate to wife Catherine and friends John Stunt of Gillingham, Gentleman and James Gray of Charing Cross, Grocer, upon trust.
   When they think fit, they are to sell and proceeds to be part of his personal estate. Also to them his leasehold in Rochester High Street, his dwelling house, for remaining term, his wife is to be allowed to live there as long as she wishes, with family and servants. Excluded is his shop used in Chemist and Druggist business. She is to carry on living there as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. If she gives it up during this period, then son Thomas Simmons King can live there, paying his mother £40 per annum. If she remains she and Thomas share rent, taxes and repairs. At his wife's death or remarriage, executors can sell property, (subject to son's rights).
   He gives Ree's New Encyclopaedia to sons Thomas; all his medical books to son William Samuel and Thomas, shared equally.
   To wife Catherine, £500, plus £50 for mourning, to two sons and daughters, Catherine and Mary £50 each; to friends John Stunt and John Gray, £10 each. Also to wife use of household furniture, plate, linen, china, pictures, books (except above books), for her life, as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. On her death or remarriage, then the above items to be shared equally between her children. If any of them desire the furniture it will be divided among them so desiring.
   Residue to residuary personal estate; stock in trade and fixtures of chemist business to be held upon trust. His farming and grazing business to be sold, proceeds to residuary personal estate and invested in Public Funds or other good securities, upon trust, wife to have interest for life, as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. After wife's death, money from sale of freehold and leasehold estate, to be transferred to his four children in equal shares. If son William desires to buy the leasehold property in his own occupation, it is to be valued by two indifferent persons, one appointed by William and one by the trustees. If son Thomas desires to buy his stock in trade, he will pay £400, on condition that his son leaves his share of the residuary personal estate, in trustees hands, the £400 comes from his share, for which he will pay interest of 4% per annum.
   Wife and other trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Attorney at Law, Rochester, J. F. Hookham and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs. Twopenny & Essell, Solicitors, Rochester.
   Proved 29th April 1833

9.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY CROWHURST
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1821
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO HENRIETTA ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
1st AUGUST 1828 AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO FANNY LAURA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
1st APRIL 1829 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1837
AGED 24 YEARS
INTERRED BY HIS MASTER ?
ALSO THE ABOVE MARY CROWHURST
WHO DIED 29th JUNE 1844
AGED 54 YEARS

10.   Headstone?

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. ROBERT ROBINSON
WHO DIED 28th OCTOBER 1839
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SARAH ROBINSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1842
AGED 74 YEARS

11.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY HAMMOND WIFE OF
EDWARD. HAMMOND MASTER
BRICKLAYER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY OF
MARCH 1729 AGED 49 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE FIVE CHILDREN, THREE SONS
AND TWO DAUGHTERS

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MR. EDWARD HAMMOND
DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1761
IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th March 1758
Edward Hammond, Master Bricklayer H. M. Dockyard, Deptford
   His new built leasehold, where he now lives, in Broomfield, Deptford, to his wife Ann for remainder of term. Rest and residue, also to his wife, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Currey and Thomas Forkington
   Proved 30th September 1761

12.   Chest Tomb?

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA OBEN
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 2nd DEC. 1788
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THOMAS AND ELIZA OBEN
CHARLES COFFIN HEATLEY
DIED THE 12th APRIL 1800 2YRS 9 MOS.
ELIZA MARY DIED 14th APRIL 1800 AGED 1 YR 1MO
ELIZA FRANCES OBEN DIED 10th
OF NOV. 1801 AGED 14 MONTHS
THOMAS OBEN ESQ.
LATE NAVAL OFFICER AT HALIFAX
NOVA SCOTIA
WHO DIED THE 10th OF MAY 1805
AGED 37 YEARS
ELIZA SIMMONS LAMPREY
LATE WIDOW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS OBEN ESQ.
DIED 25th APRIL 1841
AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th April 1802
Thomas Oben, now residing at Chatham. Naval Officer at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
   William Drawbridge and George Nash, Gentlemen, both of Brompton, are executors and trustees, and get £10 each for their troubles.
   To them his money, household goods, plate, linen, china and personal estate, upon trust. They to invest money obtained above, in Government securities and pay the interest to his wife, Susannah for her life. She has other furniture she needs and effects, which are not in this trust. After her death, the principal sum to be shared equally among his children at 21 years of age. If any of them died pre 21, then their share to William and Frances Drawbridge, children of above William Drawbridge, at 21 years.
   Trustees can use money at their discretion to place any of his children in a good business.
   Witnesses: George Clarke, 39 Essex Street, Strand and Thomas Lewton, Junior of the same place.
Codicil dated 30th April 1802
   He now revokes part of will referring to furniture and other effects, not in trust, to his wife.
   Now to her and the trustees ? Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: As before
   Proved 17th August 1805

13.   Chest Tomb

FRANCES SARAH
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 18th MARCH 1821 AGED 33 YEARS
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS PERFECTLY RESIGNED TO THE WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY
IN A PERFECT TRUST OF A BLESSED ETERNITY THROUGH THE ATONING BLOOD
OF THE BLESSED REFEEMER

Side Panel
AMELIA MARIA
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
AND WIFE OF LAMMOY HENRY FORBES
DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1821 AGED 28 YEARS
IN HUMBLE BUT CONFIDENT HOPE OF AN IMMORTAL CROWN
THROUGH THE MERITS OF HER SAVIOUR
AMELIA WIFE OF MR. WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE, JUNIOR
DIED 18th JUNE 1813 AGED 21 YEARS

Side Panel
WILLIAM
SON OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 2nd MARCH 1820 AGED 33 YEARS
HIGHLY RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
AND MOST SINCERELY LAMENTED
BY HIS FAMILY

14.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE
9th DAY OF MARCH 1788
AGED 23 YEARS
KITTY DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 10th DAY OF
JANUARY 1788 AGED 3 YEARS
CATHERINE WIFE OF
MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE
DIED THE 4th OF JULY 1790
AGED 67 YEARS
ANN WIFE OF MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE DIED
THE 17th OF OCTOBER 1762 AGED 26 YEARS
MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE DIED THE 23rd
OF DECEMBER 1793 AGED 64 YEARS
WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE ESQ.
OF HARTLIP IN THIS COUNTY
DIED 3rd DECEMBER 1842 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO AMELIA SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 9th 1845 AGED 81 YEARS
DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HER FRIENDS

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JOSEPH SON
OF WILLIAM AND
AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1789
IN HIS INFANCY
THOS. SON OF WILL. &
AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 23rd AUGUST 1793
AGED 23 MONTHS

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THOS. DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 12th SEPT. 1784
AGED 46 YEARS
HENRY DIED
THE 11th OF MARCH 1802
AGED 2 ¾ YEARS

Side Panel
MR. FLAVIUS KINGSFORD DRAWBRIDGE
SON OF WILLIAM AND AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 17th MAY 1833 AGED 30 YEARS
ANNE THIRD WIFE OF MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 29th APRIL 1820 AGED 82 YEARS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF KITTY AND ANN
DAUGHTERS OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE DRAWBRIDGE
THE FORMER DIED THE 21st AUGUST 1770 AGED 6 YEARS
AND THE LATTER THE 6th DEC. 1773 AGED 9 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 12th April 1791 and 1st September 1841
Joseph Drawbridge of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   Desires to be buried in the family vault in Gillingham churchyard.
   To son in law Caleb Pott of Sheerness, Gentleman, £600 in 4% consolidated annuities in Bank of England, also a silver mug, marked J.C.D, a silver tankard marked M.E.S., two silver tablespoons marked C.P., a pair of gold studs with cypher, J. D.
   To son William of Gillingham, (who is executor), his freehold house where he now lives in High Street, Brompton and two other freeholds in the same High Street, one occupied by Joseph Gilbert and Edward Tighurst, the other by [      ] Brooks, for ever.
   To nephew Edward Merritt the Younger, £30, and to Edward Merritt the Elder, £10. To friend Elias Walton, of the Mint, at the Tower of London, Gentleman, 10guineas.
   Rest and remainder of personal estate and household goods, furniture, etc., and mortgages, bonds, etc., to son William, for ever.
   Witnesses: John Vinall, George Weatherall and William Spencer.
   Proved 16th January 1794
William Drawbridge, of Hartlip, Esquire.
   Desires to be buried in family vault at Gillingham, "where my ashes will mingle with those of my dear wife, children and other relatives".
   Sons, Charles, George, Henry and Thomas (latter's middle name is Oben), are executors.
   To wife Amelia, and daughters, Kitty, Elizabeth and Anne, his house at Hartlip and all household goods and furniture, etc., long as they remain unmarried, for life.
   To wife Amelia, "who has been for more than half a century the dear companion of all my joys and sorrows", an annuity of £300 in lieu of Dower Rights. To daughter in law, Jane Drawbridge, widow of late son Francis, £20; to his friend, Juliana Maria Cooke, £20. To wife and four daughters, his "Cordiphonia" ?, a chapel in this place with the grounds around, called Chapel Garden, for their lives. To his sons his other freeholds and lands upon trust.
   All his leasehold estate, his cash, investments, money due to him, personal estate and effects to his sons, also upon trust. From income of estate, his wife is to have the annuity of £300, and annuities of £40 each to all his children.
   He has paid a large sum to persons his late son Flavius was indebted to, unknown to his father.
   In fairness to his other children he cannot leave more to Flavius's daughter, Mary Amelia; her mother, Mary Jane is to have an annuity of £30 during her daughter's minority, toward her maintenance and education.
   If she lives to 21, £1,000 3 ½ bank annuities will be transferred to her.
   He has advanced son, Joseph, £1,200, so to equalise things as far as other children are concerned, he gives them £1,200 each.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and M.S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham.
   Proved 12th January 1843
William Drawbridge
Universal British Directory 1793 – 95, William Drawbridge, 2nd Clerk to Store Keeper, Chatham Dockyard.
Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham ,1998, William Drawbridge, High Constable of Gillingham, 1800 -1801; Captain of the Gillingham Volunteer Artillery, 1807.

15.   Fallen Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD AUGUSTUS BUTLER
SON OF
RICHARD EDWARD BUTLER
LATE OF H. M. 35th REGT. OF FOOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 31st OF OCTOBER
1820 AGED 3 MONTHS

16.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
HUGH & REBECCA ELIZ. MORRISS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 3rd 1858
AGED 2 YEARS, 2 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
"But Jesus said, suffer little children and
forbid them not to come unto me, for of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven" Matt. 19C 14V

17.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Plain Ledger

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HITCHCOCK
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 21st SEPTEMBER 1825
IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE
" A Worthy Man ---
but ----
Praises on tombs
are trifles, vainly spent,
A Man's name
is his best monument"
ANN HITCHCOCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st AUGUST 1830
AGED 75 YEARS

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NEAR
THIS PLACE LIE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN MUDDELL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF DECEMBER 1797
AGED 41 YEARS

John Muddell, no will but administration only, described as a Scavel Man, (more or less a labourer), doubtless in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham.

18.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. DANIEL COUCHMAN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1814?
AGED 74 YEARS

19.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MR. DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1798
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN ADAMS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1808
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO MRS. BETHULIA WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1839
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. WILLIAM DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1853
IN THE 84th YEAR OF HIS AGE

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IN
MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZA DAUGHTER OF
MR. DANIEL AND ANN ADAMS
WHO DIED 24th JUNE 1778
AGED 3 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st March 1843
William Daniel Adams, of Brompton, Gentleman
   Household furniture and goods, money, investments, to John Adams, Gentleman.
   To late wife's niece, Jane Joss, spinster, £100; to George Surrell of Rochester, Gentleman, 19 guineas. Rest and remainder of personal estate, after legacies and expenses, shared equally between brother John and niece Ann Sugden, if she dies before testator, then her share to her children, shared equally.
   A freehold cottage, occupied by William Greenstreet, in Broad Alley, Brompton, to brother John, for life he to keep repaired and insured, after his death, then to John's widow, Charlotte, subject to same conditions.
   Real estate to Ann Sugden, for life, on same conditions as above. After her death, to her children, in meantime rents towards her childrens' maintenance and education.
   Brother John, Ann Sugden and friend George Surrell are trustees and executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs Essell, Hayward and Essell.
   Proved 29th July 1853, power reserved to John Adams.

20.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS CHARLOTTE ADAMS
WIFE OF MR. JOHN ADAMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1845
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN ADAMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF FEBRUARY 1858
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
CATHERINE DAVID
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
  [               ]*
[               ]
*Unfinished

21.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THE LATE LIEUT. COLONEL BOYS
ROYAL MARINES
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
EDWARD SMITH
DIED AT BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
DECEMBER 21st 1802 AGED 8 YEARS
AMELIA HARVEY
DIED AT GILLINGHAM
MARCH 13th 1818 AGED 7 YEARS
ELLEN
DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
SEPTEMBER 1st 1831 AGED 25 YEARS
OCTAVIA HARVEY
DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
JULY 27th 1833 AGED 20 YEARS
JUDITH
DIED AT ROCHESTER
JANUARY 19th 1855 AGED 52 YEARS
CAROLINE HARVEY WIFE OF
STEPHEN MATHIAS, ESQ.
FISHGUARD, PEMBROKESHIRE
DIED AT ROCHESTER
MARCH 13th 1858 AGED 50 YEARS
"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble,
He knoweth them that trust in Him"

22.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH NEWCOMB
WIFE OF
FREDERICK S. NEWCOMB
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8th FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO EMMA HORATIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th MAY 1809
AGED 7 MONTHS

23.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH SMART
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 5th 1824
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS ROBY WIFE OF
CAPT. FALSHAM ROBY
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1807 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF
CAPT. FALSHAM ROBY , R. N.
WHO DIED AT TORTOLA
IN THE WEST INDIES APRIL 15th 1808

24.   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY CARTER WIFE OF
MR JAMES CARTER OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1816
IN THE 45th YEAR OF HER AGE
"He cut down my strength in my
Journey and shortened my days"
ALSO MR JAMES GEORGE CARTER
COMMANDER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1856
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO PHEOBE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE ABOVE JAMES GEORGE CARTER
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1859
AGED 64 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd July 1856
James Carter of Chatham, Commander R. N.
   After expenses are paid, an insurance policy and household furniture house contents and all other estate to wife, Phoebe. His wife and daughter, also Phoebe are executors.
   Witnesses: H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood and R. E. Wickham, Strood.
   Proved 13th July 1857

25.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF NEPTUNE FULLER
WHO DIED THE 9th DAY OF JUNE 1805
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO SIX CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY
ALSO MR ROSE FULLER LATE BOATSWAIN
OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ISIS
WHO DIED THE 13th DAY OF DECEMBER 1815
AGED 44 YEARS

26.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARIA LOUISE POPE HODGSKIN
WIFE OF JOHN HODGSKIN OF BROMPTON
IN THIS PARISH WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1825
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MARIA BEBLER
HER MOTHER WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1825
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN HODGSKIN
LATE OF THE NAVY AND ARMY HOTEL, CHATHAM
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1848
AGED 56 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th December 1848
John Hodgskin, of Chatham, Inn Keeper
   This will has reproduced badly, so details may have been missed.
   His freehold house in New Brompton, to wife for life, after her death, to Samuel Bryan of Maidstone, Inn Keeper and Isaac Dadd of Chatham, Boot Maker, plus his stock in trade household goods and furniture, upon trust. They are to permit wife use of household goods for life, she is to have £300.
   Trustees will eventually sell other furniture, and effects including stock in trade, and invest money and pay interest to his wife for life. After her death, trustees will sell all estate and share the money among the children of brothers, Thomas, Charles (deceased), and Richard, (deceased) and late brother in law, George Humphries.
   Witnesses: Adam Martin and D. Riches ?
Codicil
   Now appoints Augustus Keppel, of Holborn Hill, London, as additional executor and trustee.
   Confirms rest of will.
   Witnesses: Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester and Mary Mc Guinness, ( ? ) at Mr John Hodgskin.
Wright's Directory, 1838, "Queen's Head" at Brompton

27.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
MR ANDREW WHITE, R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1838
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE NAMED
ANDREW WHITE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF MARCH 1840
AGED 74 YEARS

28.   Headstone and elevated Body Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW SPRAY
MASTER BRICKLAYER IN HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD AT CHATHAM HE DIED THE 7th OF
AUGUST 1723 AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO ELEANOR HIS WIFE SHE DIED
THE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1720 AGED 54
LIKEWISE JOHN SON OF MATTHEW
AND ELEANOR SPRAY DIED FEBRUARY 5th
1754 AGED 51
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE SHE DIED JAN.
12th 1785 AGED 69 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARY CROWHURST
OBT. MARCH 21st 1830 AET. 61
ALSO MR ROBERT CROWHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
OBT. JANUARY [ ]1848 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ISABELLA WIFE OF
MR JESSE CROWHURST
OBT. 2nd JULY 1846 AET. 33 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1723
Matthew Spray of Gillingham, Bricklayer.
   To Matthew his eldest son, a house in the occupation of Mrs Allen, in Brompton Street, Gillingham; to second son, Richard, £50 and a silver spoon; to youngest son, John, his now dwelling house in Gillingham and a silver spoon. If testator dies before John's apprenticeship has ended, John will have residue, upon condition that he maintains youngest daughter, Ann until apprenticeship is served. To eldest daughter, Eleanor Collings the house in Gillingham, where she now lives, and a silver cup, corral and £5. To youngest daughter Ann the house now occupied by Mr Davis in Brompton Street and a silver tankard, silver spoon and £5. All his household goods and movables to son John and daughter Ann, shared equally.
Son Matthew is executor.
   Witnesses: James Tapley, Thomas Hill and Thomas Shrub.
   Proved 22nd August 1723.

John Spray, died 1754, was Master Bricklayer in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, (Burial Register)

29.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT CROWHURST
LATE OF GRAVESEND
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1856
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
ROBERT GEORGE SON OF
JESSE AND ISABELLA CROWHURST
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1852
AGED 6 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th September 1853
Robert Crowhurst of Gravesend, Tallow Chandler.
   To each of his nephews and nieces, Robert, Eliza, Charles, Sarah, Frances, Mary and Elizabeth Crowhurst, children of late brother Matthew Spray Crowhurst and William, Mary and Frederick Crowhurst, children of his brother, Jesse, 19 guineas each.
   Residue of all estate, to brother Jesse, of Brompton, Tallow Chandler. Jesse and Robert Turner of Gravesend Hotel Keeper are executors.
   Witnesses: George Shotland?, Solicitor, Gravesend and C.H. Wiltshire, his Clerk.
   Proved 12th June 1856 Robert Turner has renounced executorship.

30.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA HELLYER WIFE OF
PHILIP HELLYER ASSISTANT IN
H. M. DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 16th 1808 AGED 64
ALSO
THE ABOVE PHILLIP HELLYER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 11th 1825 AGED 81

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd May 1824
To grand daughter Sophia Hellyer daughter of late son, Philip, £500, 4% bank annuities; to servant, Frances Lott, £50 and bed and furniture in her room; to daughter Sophia, wife of Charles Francis, items of silver plate, 4 high candlesticks, with snuffer and stand, tea pot and stand, sugar basket and tongs, milk jug, 12 tea spoons, 2 gravy spoons, 5 table spoons, ivory handled knives and forks, viz. 2 carvers and forks, 12 large knives and forks and 12 small knives and forks.
   To son Thomas, 4 silver salt spoons, silver wine strainer, silver punch ladle, 2 low silver candlesticks, plated set of castors, stand toast rack and night candlestick.
   He forgives and releases his children from any debts owed to him. Residue to sons Thomas and John and daughters Sophia, equally shared. The two sons are executors.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Attorney, Rochester and Mary Thomas, widow, Chatham.
   Proved 18th November 1825

31.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF LOUISA DAUGHTER
OF JOHN AND MARY HELLYER
WHO DIED 3rd OF DECEMBER 1806
AGED 3 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO
EMMA WHO DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1819
AGED 5 MONTHS
SOPHIA MARY HELLYER
DIED 7th DECEMBER 1829
AGED 21 YEARS

32.   Foot Stone

M. C. 1816
J. G. C. 1856
P. C. 1859

33.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES SCOTT, ESQ., OF THE ROYAL
NAVY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AFTER A SHORT BUT SEVERE ILLNESS
ON THE 5th OF JULY 1834 AGED 60
ALSO
JAMES HIS SON WHO IS SUPPOSED
TO HAVE BEEN LOST IN H. M. SHIP
REDWING ON THE COAST OF AFRICA
IN 1827 AGED 15
ALSO
MARY HIS DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 8th OF DECEMBER
1812 AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO
HAMILTON HIS SON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 5th OF MAY 1821
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO
ADELAIDE HIS YOUNGEST CHILD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
10th OF JUNE 1835 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF GEORGE BYNG
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES
SCOTT WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN
S. AUSTRALIA ON THE 27th DAY OF NOV.
1849 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES HAMILTON OSMER
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE J. SCOTT, ESQ.
WHO PERISHED WITH SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
IN THE ARTIC EXPEDITION

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th June 1834
James Scott of Gillingham, Purser, R. N.
   To wife Elizabeth, all freeholds for life. After her death, then to children of wife by former husband, John, Eliza, Peter, Edward, George, Beresford and Adelaide, equally shared, at 21 years.
   To wife and friends, James Blackadder of Gillingham, Gentleman and Edward Bate of Greewich, Esquire, all his leaseholds, in trust, rents to his wife for life, after her death, then to the above children equally shared. Residue of personal estate, after legacies and expenses, to wife and other trustees, interest fro wife as above. After her death, the principal to be shared equally by her children, (who have his surname, Scott).
   All mortgages and trust estate he may be vested in, to executors. James, son of his wife, known as James Scott, at sea on H.M.S. Sloop, Redwing, has not been heard from for several years, it is supposed that the vessel foundered at sea and James has been drowned, but if he does return before his mother's death, he to have equal share.
   Witnesses: George Nash, Senior and George Essell, Attorney, Rochester
   Proved 4th August 1834 power reserved to Edward Bate.

34.   Large Ledger

UNDERNEATH THIS STONE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
THE LATE MR JOHN TRACY
(OF BROMPTON) HE DIED 14th DEC.
1809 AGED 65 YEARS
HIS ELDEST SON
JOHN GRAY TRACY DIED 10th
APRIL 1795 AGED 23 YEARS
MARY RELICT OF MR JOHN TRACY
DIED 18th MARCH 1821 AGED 69 YEARS
MARY DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND MARY TRACY
AND WIFE OF WILL. ANDREWS DIED 29th MAY
1821 AGED 45 YEARS
JANE MARY DAUGHTER OF ALBERMARLE
& JANE TRACY DIED 29th MARCH 1829
IN THE 2nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ELLEN MATILDA THEIR DAUGHTER DIED
9th MARCH 1841 IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF HER AGE
MATILDA FORTH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & MARY TRACY
OBIIT 30th AUGUST 1849 AETATIS 61
LIEUT. HENRY TRACY, R. A. D..
OBIIT 26th MARCH 1854 AETATIS 74 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1808
John Tracy of Brompton, Book Seller.
   Executors to sell or mortgage such of his real estate as necessary to pay debts and funeral costs, etc. To wife, Mary, (only daughter and heir of Joseph Stanley of Chatham), all real estate, (after above paid), for her life. After her death, estate to be divided equally between his children and those of his deceased daughter, Elizabeth, late wife of William Wise of Borstal, in the proportions that their mother would have been entitled to had she lived, for ever.
   To youngest son Albermarle, a miniature portrait of his maternal great uncle, George Monck Duke. To wife, Mary, rest and residue of personal estate. She is sole executor.
   Will signed John Tracy, otherwise, Tresse.
   Witnesses: Richard Phillips, Thomas Scott and John Stuart
   Proved 1st June 1812

From the "Gentleman's Magazine"
"Died 14th December 1809, at Brompton, in Kent, Mr John Tracy, many years a book-seller in that place. It is a tribute due to his memory to say few men of his situation lived more respected or died more sincerely regretted. Not withstanding a constant and attentive perseverance in business, he appropriated a considerable portion of those hours usually spent in sleep to research of the most abstruse nature, and so great were his acquirements, particularly in the labyrinths of antiquity and genealogy, that frequent were the applications made to him by popular writers for information on those subjects.
   In the history, topography , and antiquities of the county, he was completely versed, and the different publications on those subjects are indebted to him for a variety of interesting material. Disdaining to acquire fame of pecuniary emolument from his studies, all who applied readily and cheerfully obtained a part of his store. His widow and children have lost a truly affectionate husband , father and friend; the world a man of sound judgement and integrity; and Mr Urban* a valuable correspondent."
   (* Mr Urban was the name used by all editors of the magazine)

35.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR JAMES ADAMS
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1830
AGED 59 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 26th May 1830
   James Adams of Brompton, Shipwright.
   All, of his estate to wife Mary, for life. After her death, to daughter, Ann Sophia Sugden, for ever.
   Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Vinall, Richard Crouch and William Saxton
   Proved 2nd October 1830

36.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WHITE
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 17th 1784
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOS. WHITE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 16th 1787
AGED 78 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 12th June 1783, (Gillingham is a "Peculiar" parish of this jurisdiction and exempt from the Rochester Courts),
Thomas White of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   Household goods, plate, linen, furniture, etc., to wife Mary for life, after her death, then shared equally between his brother, Stephen and sisters, Elizabeth Hill and Ann Mackney.
   To John Page of Gillingham, Gentleman, (his trustee), £5. Rest and residue, of real and personal estate, after funeral costs, etc., to John Page, upon trust, he is to gather together his personal estate and invest value in Public Funds, and pay interest and rents, including from his farm and grazing business (leasehold), and rent of freehold pieces of woodland to wife, Mary. For life. After her death, in trust, to pay Alice Stevens of Chatham, a relation, £20; to relation, Thomas Sharpe, son of James and Elizabeth Sharpe, £20. Residue to be equally shared by his brother and sister.
   Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Mary Hunt, John Bell and John Sommerton.
   Proved November 1784

37.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD AND SARAH LOVE
OF THE PARISH OF MARDEN
WHO DIED 10th NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 50 YEARS

38.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE UNDER MENTIONED CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM AND MERCY PALMAR
SARAH PALMAR
BORN JUNE 25th 1838 DIED DEC. 23rd 1841
WILLIAM PALMAR
BORN NOV. 3rd 1847 DIED DEC. 20th 1847
MERCY ANN PALMAR
BORN DEC. 23rd 1853 DIED MARCH 11th 1855
JAMES PALMAR
BORN MARCH 11th 1849 DIED JULY 15th 1856

39.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF ASTREA THE WIFE
OF JOHN FARE SHE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 2nd MARCH 1738
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO OF TWO SONS & TWO DAUGHTERS

40.   Ledger

IN THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS
OF EMILIE AMELIA FRANCES SAMWELL
THE BELOVED ELDEST CHILD
OF LEICESTER V. SMITH ROYAL ENGINEERS
AND EMILIE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 31st OF MARCH 1839
AGED 13 YEARS
"Sleeping in Jesus"
" The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"

41.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SIMMONS
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF OCT. 1727
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF FEB. 1751
AGED 78 YEARS
LIKEWISE SIMMONS SON OF
JAMES & ANN LEE
DIED 9th AUG. 1746 AGED 10 WEEKS
"Life was a burden many years & worn with pain & sorrow,
Therefore prepare yourself today, for you may die tomorrow,
With Christ my Lord, I hope to live again,
Free from all sickness, sorrow, death and pain"

42.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH LEESON
THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
WILLM. & ELIZTH. LEESON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 5th APRIL 1741
AGED 16 YEARS
4 MONTHS & 2 DAYS

43.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. STEPHEN JENKINS
LATE A MASTER IN THE R. N.
WHICH RANK HE HAD 29 YEARS
BORN FEBRUARY 22nd 1777
DIED AUGUST 6th 1834

44.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE PENN LONG
LATE CARPENTER OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF AUGUST 1854
IN THE 74th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
DISCONSOLATE WIDOW AS A TRIBUTE OF
AFFECTION FOR HIS LOSS
"He that here slumbers in the grave's last sleep,
Was one who saw thy wonders in the deep,
In mercy waft him, Lord, from life's rough sea,
Unto the haven where we all would be"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th January 1854
John George Penn Long, Superannuated Carpenter, Royal Navy.
   All furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, prints, pictures, wines, liquors, etc., and £50, from money in Rochester Savings Bank, to wife Ann. From same source, £60 to be divided between his son in law, Henry Gittings, his wife Hannah and their children, equally shared. From same source, £15 to Mrs Mary Ann Hendey of 32 Albert Street, West Bermondsey New Town, Surrey.
   Residue of money in Savings Bank, superannuation money due and other personal estate, after expenses, to wife Ann. His freehold house, 1 Navy Row, Gillingham, to grand daughter, Hannah Gittings; 2 Navy Row, to daughter Hannah, for life; after her death, to grandson, Henry Gittings; 3 and 4 Navy Row, and his half share of income from 1,2,3 and 4 Exmouth Terrace, to wife Ann, for life, after her death, 3 Navy Row to grand daughter, Emma Gittings; 4 Navy Row to grand daughter, Ann Gittings; his half share of1 and 2 Exmouth Terrace, to grandson John Gittings; 3 and 4 Exmouth Terrace,to grand daughter, Maria Gittings, the children to have their legacies at 21 years of age.
   Wife and son in law, Henry Gittings are executors.
   Witnesses: George Towner, Lieutenant, R. N., 1 Navy Row and Henry Weekes, Surgeon, Brompton.
   Proved 26th August 1854

45.   Chest Tomb

HERE LIES INTERR'D THE BODY OF
THOMAS SIMMONS
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF JUNE 1728
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HERE ALSO IS INTERR'D THE BODY OF
ANN THE WIFE OF JOHN SIMMONS
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE
19th OF NOVEMBER 1728 AGED 60 YEARS
LIKEWISE HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN SIMMONS LATE OF THIS
PARISH SENR. SON OF THE ABOVE
NAMED THOMAS SIMMONS WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY. 29Th 1746
AGED 67 YEARS
IN THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED THE
MORTAL REMAINS OF
THOMAS SIMMONS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1837 AGED 78
ALSO HIS WIFE ANN SIMMONS
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1849 AGED 79

Side Panel
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ANN SIMMONS THE
WIFE OF THOMAS SIMMONS SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE SECOND DAY OF JUNE
1713 AGED 59 YEARS

Side Panel

HERE LYE ALSO SIX SONS AND FIVE
DAUGHTERS OF THE SAID THOMAS SIMMONS
AND ANNE HIS WIFE

End Panel ?
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
ANNE DAUGHTER OF JOHN
& ANNE SIMMONS WHO DIED
THE 27th OF AUGUST 1717 AGED
11 YEARS

End Panel ?
ALSO THE BODY OF MARY
DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANNE
SIMMONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 24th OF AUGUST 1727
AGED 19 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd October 1727
Thomas Simmons of Gillingham, Maltster
   His house in Gillingham, occupied by William Kempsell and four other houses, purchased from the ?Newell family, in Gillingham Street, occupied by William? Warren, Richard Gaslen, John Peters and Richard Mortimore, to his "loving friends", William ( ? ) of Gillingham, Butcher and Thomas Smith of Gillingham, Yeoman, upon trust. They to permit his daughter, Ann wife of John Tilden of Gillingham, Yeoman, to receive rents for life; after her death, upon trust, the properties to be shared equally between her children. If Ann died without lawful heirs, then the rents to son John for life. After his death, then to his sons Thomas and John, shared equally. If both die before their father, then upon trust for testator's right heirs.
   Property purchased from Mr Read and Mr Stapley and his wife and Mr Holby and his wife, and all other property and land, to son John for life. After his death, then shared equally by grandsons John and Thomas, for ever. If they both die before they are 21, then to their own right heirs.
   To grand daughter Elizabeth Simmons, son of John, £50 at 21 or day of marriage. If she died before then, then to daughter Ann Tilden, £150. To grandson, Thomas Simmons largest silver tankard marked T.A. And his silver watch. His clock and clock case and little silver tankard with coat of arms engraved on it, to grandson, John Simmons. To niece Ann Tilden, daughter of brother John Simmons of Gillingham, Victualler, £5. To Mary Cole, wife of William Cole of Gillingham,. Shipwright, £5 if still living in testator's house but not otherwise. Rest and residue, to son John for ever, John is also executor, he is to pay legacies, funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: William ( ? ), Thomas Amos and John Sheafe
   Proved 20th June 1728

46.   Pedestal?

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HUGH GEORGE WALLACE BLACK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 9th JANUARY 1813
AGED 51 YEARS
"Whose Hope was Blooming with Immortality,
and Eternal Life"

47.   Ledger and Plain Pedestal

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
NORMAN
INFANT SON OF
CAPT. JAMES MACFARLANE
HONBLE. E. I. COMPANY'S SERVICE
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1823
AGED 6 ½ MONTHS

48.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SAMUEL DAMES, SAILMAKER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 30th OF MARCH
1732 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO YE BODY OF SARAH
DAMES HIS WIFE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY
YE 18th 1741 AGED 65 YEARS

49.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
AUGUSTA CATHERINE
WHO DIED ON THE
19th MARCH 1838
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
AND OF
FRANCIS WILLIAM CHARLES
WHO DIED ON THE
21st OF MARCH 1838
AGED 15 MONTHS
AND ALSO OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
WHO DIED AT CORFU
ON THE 27th OF JULY 1834
AGED 3 MONTHS
CHILDREN OF
CAPT. H. SANDHAM, R. E.
AND
AUGUSTA CATHERINE ANNE
HIS WIFE
IN MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
AT WOOLWICH
ON THE 19th OF AUGUST 1843
AGED 7 MONTHS
AND WAS INTERRED THERE

50.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS SAYWELL
OF THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 24th
1820 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. HANNAH SAYWELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1835
AGED 78 YEARS

Rear
THOMAS SAYWELL
DIED JANUARY 27th 1802
AGED 4YEARS
"The Great Jehovah full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this little harmless Dove,
To Joys that never end".

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd March 1815
Thomas Saywell of Gillingham, Blacksmith
   To wife Susannah, all of his estate for her lifetime. After her death, it is to be equally divided
among his children. To sons William and Joseph, all his clothes, shared equally. To daughter, Eliza his watch; to daughter Amelia, his silver buckles; to daughter Hannah, his watch chain and knee buckles. Wife is executor with son William.
   He wishes son William will continue shop and business after his mother's death. If any of the sisters are minors at the time of testator's death, "it would be best that their monies should be continued in the trade", if so, William is to pay interest until they are of age, when it will be optional to withdraw their shares of the estate or continue it in the business, as is convenient to them.
Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Dyer and John Kains
   Proved 23rd August 1820

51.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA SARAH
ONLY CHILD
OF
HUGH AND RACHEL JAMESON
BORN FEBY. 5Th 1845
DIED MAY 22nd 1854

52.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY GREGORY
WIDOW
WHO DIED THE 21st OF SEPTEMBER 1798
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH GREGORY
WHO DIED THE 25th OF JANUARY 1830
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HUSBAND TO THE
ABOVE ELIZH. GREGORY
WHO DIED THE 27th OF OCTOBER 1832
AGED 79 YEARS
"Thy Sun shall no more go down, neither,
Shall thy Morn withdraw itself, for the Lord,
Shall be thy Everlasting Light, and thy good,
? Glory and the Day of thy Mourning,
Shall be Ended."

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th December 1830
James Gregory of Gillingham, late Broker.
   To Mr James Rogers, Schoolmaster and Mr John Orton, Timber Converter in H. M. Dockyard, both of Chatham, £10 each for their trouble as executors and trustees. To Eliza Rowe, natural daughter of Sophia Rowe, who now resides with him, £100 stock in the 4% annuities, also linen, clothes, household goods and furniture. To nephew John Gregory, £100 and silver watch; to Sarah Gregory, daughter of nephew, John, £20 and all his books and plate; to Mary Ann Gladwell, daughter of nephew John, £20; to cousin, Sarah Parrott, wife of Thomas, late a shipwright in H. M. Dockyard, £40; to Mary Hodson, widow of Gillingham, £10; to Mary Salmons of London, niece of late wife, £60.
   Residue, not already bequeathed, to be equally shared between Mary Ribbons wife of James, late a Warden in H. M. Dockyard, John Hayes, late a shipwright in H. M. Dockyard, Mary Wagstaff, widow of London, niece of late wife, Susannah Goff, widow of Poplar and the children of the late Sophia Carter, his niece, whose husband was a Sawyer in the shipyard at Blackwall and the children of of the late Frances Rogers, late wife of William Rogers, these children to have one share equally divided at 21 years; the children of Mary Davison, his niece, late wife of George, Caulker in H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness, one share equally divided at 21 years.
   Interest until they are 21 is to go towards their maintenance and education.
   Witnesses: James Burgis and John Wells
   Proved 22nd November 1832

53.   Chest Tomb

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JAMES HYDER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd
OF JUNE 1733 AGED 49 YEARS
HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF JAMES HYDER
WHO DIED THE 17th OF DECEM. 1760
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO NICHOLAS STEVENSON
DIED THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1759
AGED 81 YEARS

54.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM TATLOCK
TWENTY SEVEN YEARS MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY AND LATE ONE OF THE
SUPERINTENDING MASTERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st OF JULY
1807 AGED 50 YEARS
"He Bravely Lived and Nobly Died"

55.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR. WILLIAM THOMPSON
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 1st 1829
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARY THOMPSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 17th 1837
AGED 84 YEARS
"The Days of our Years are Threescore,
Years and Ten, and if by reason of strength,
They be Fourscore Years, yet id their,
Strength, Labour and Sorrow, for it is soon,
Cut off, and we Fly away"
Psalm 90 v10

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN THOMPSON
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND SARAH THOMPSON
OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 26th
1856 IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
JOHN LEONARD THOMPSON
DIED DEC. 22nd 1857 AGED 10 MONTHS

56.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. HANNAH LADD
WIFE OF MR. WILLIAM LADD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 30th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1812 AGED 69 YEARS
"Farewell, Dear Husband, I am gone before,
To pave the Way and pay kind Nature's cure,
You soon must Follow, for you cannot Stay"
ALSO MRS MARY LADD
SECOND WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM LADD
WHO DIED ON THE 31st DAY OF
AUGUST 1833 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MR. WILLIAM LADD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 3rd DAY OF
DECEMBER 1841 AGED 81 YEARS
"He died in Jesus and is Blest,
How Soft his Slumbers are,
From Suffering and Sin Released,
And Free from every Snare"

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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ARTHUR JAMES
SECOND SON OF JOHN AND MARY ANN SAXTON OF THIS PARISH
BORN 4th MAY 1857 DIED 20th MARCH 1858
"This Loving Lad, so Young and Fair,
Just came to early Doom,
Has come to show how Sweet a Flower,
In Paradise will Bloom."

57.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DANN BANES
OF H. M. DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 5th 1848
AGED 47 YEARS
"An ? indeed in whom,
was no Guile"
John Chap. 1 v47
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE W. D. BANES
AND DAUGHTER OF
MR. JOHN ORTON OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT LIVERPOOL FEBRUARY 15th 1849
AGED 48 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED HERE ON THE
22nd DAY OF THE SAME MONTH
"Lovely and Pleasant in their Lives,
In Death they were not Divided".

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated13th August 1842
William Dann Banes of Sheerness, Officer in H.M. Dockyard there.
   All of his estate to wife, Elizabeth, she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: John James, Junior, 29 Beckford Row, Walworth and Thomas James, Admiralty, Whitehall.
   Proved 7th April 1848
John Orton was Timber Converter at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, (see will of James Gregory, no. 52)

58.   Small Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN EMY
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN PAPILLON, R. N.
AND
SARAH DAVRELL
HIS WIFE
BORN 15th OCTOBER 1850
DIED 17th OCTOBER 1850
"Tke Heed that you Despise not,
One of these Little Ones". Matt. Xviii

59.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. FRANCIS CHARLES
COUVES
WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1854
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
LUCRETIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1857
AGED 33 YEARS

Francis Couves, Baker, 1838 Wright's Directory. Post Office Receiving Office, 1840 and High Constable of Gillingham, 1850 – 51 (Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham), son of Thomas, Parish Clerk, (1841 Census).

60.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS BRICE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1814
AGED 52 YEARS
"In Life below in ? for ever Dear,
A Friend , a Husband, take this parting Tear,
If Life has left me Ought, that asks a Sigh,
Tis but like thee to Live , like thee to Die".
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM JAMES GIFFORD
OF HORNSEY, MIDDLESEX AND FORMER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS BRICE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF JUNE 1822
AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th July 1812
Thomas Brice of Chatham, Shop Keeper.
   To wife Mary, who is executor, all of his estate, for ever.
   Witnesses: W. J. Gifford of Canterbury, Victualler, A. Gifford, his wife and M. W, Gifford, his son.
   Proved 6th April 1815

61.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH WHITTLE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. THE 9th 1786
AGED 48 YEARS
MR. WILLIAM WHITTLE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. THE 9th 1789
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO SIX CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

William Whittle, no will but Administration identifies him as a Caulker.

62.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIETH INTERR'D
WITH HIS ANCESTORS THE BODY
OF THOMAS FIELD, GENT
LATE OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED YE 15th OF JULY 1763
AGED 68 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH WHITTLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th MAY 1831
AGED 68 YEARS

63.   Chest Tomb

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS. AUGUSTA PIPER
WIFE OF DR. PIPER OF THE
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
AT CHATHAM DEPOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 3rd 1839
AGED 55 YEARS

64.   Headstone?

TO PERPETUATE THE PIOUS MEMORY OF CATHERINE
THE WIFE OF HENRY PAUL DECEASED JAN. 23rd
AGED 45 YEARS, WHO HAD ISSUE 3 SONS AND
5 DAUS. OF WHICH ONE SON AND 3 DAUS.
SURVIVE HER
"If in this       We are
Life only       of all
     we have    Men most
   Hope in      Misera
Christ          ble
"Oh Death, where is thy Sting"

Rear
"The Fleeting Years ? Mortal Swiftly Fly,
And all beyond is Vast Eternity,
What is Eternity that Frights us so ?,
Stay but one moment, you'll begin to Know"
"Oh !
Vast
Eternity"
Oh ! The Depth" Rom. 11 33

65.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1836
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH PAULINA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MAY 1836
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO
EDWARD SHARPE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1836
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
HANNAH SARAH WILLIAMS
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1840
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO
MRS PAULINA WILLIAMS
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED JULY 22nd 1859 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th April 1836
John Williams of Brompton, Surgeon.
   To wife, Paulina, all furniture, books, plate, linen, and household effects. He practise to be sold for his wife's benefit. His money and money raised by sale of practise, and books and furniture which it is decided to sell, to be invested at interest in the Public Funds, for benefit of wife and children. Also to wife all property, debts due and any other property for her lifetime, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, the estate to be equally divided among their children. Wife and son, Edward Sharpe are executors and trustees. "I leave them my blessing and kindest wishes and rely upon their ? in duty and affectionate behaviour towards each other to assist in the desirable object".
  Witnesses: Robert Westwood, Junior, Lydia Cooper and John Anderson, M. D., Rochester.
   Proved 6th July 1836

66.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
HANNAH MYLES
THE WIFE OF
JOHN SHEFFIELD, ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 25th OF MAY
1838
AGED 34 YEARS

67.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF JOHN HUGGINS
WHO DIED 7th SEPT. 1771
AGED 57 YEARS
"Afflictions for long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please death should me seize,
And ease me of all pain"
ALSO JOHN HUGGINS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE DIED
10th APRIL 1774 AGED 62 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 21st November 1771
John Huggins of St. Margaret, Rochester, late Victualler
   To Ann Beverstock, his servant maid, £10. After payment of his debts, funeral, etc., residue of personal estate, to sister Sarah Swift, who is executor.
   Witnesses: William Pettman and Robert Wise.
   Proved 3April 1774

68.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. EDWARD BANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF JULY 1852
AGED 54 YEARS
ELIZABETH
INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE

1838 Wright's Directory, Edward Banes, of Gillingham, Baker.

69.   Headstone and Foot Stone

ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 6th OF AUGUST 1830
AGED 60 YEARS
EDGAR MARTIN
LATE CLERK IN HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 15th OF MAY 1837
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 7th OF FEBRUARY 1841
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 17th NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 46 YEARS

70.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN BANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF AUGUST 1826
IN THE 47th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
MRS. ISABELLA BANES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OF MARCH 1809
IN THE 32nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO TWO CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

71.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM DANN BANES
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
WHO DIED THE 29th DAY OF JUNE 1798
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MRS. ANN BANES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1818
AGED 69 YEARS
HANNAH CREED DAUGHTER OF
W. D. AND ANN BANES DIED
31st AUGUST 1826 AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MARIA CREED DIED 10th MAY 1826
AGED 11 MONTHS

72.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. GEORGE DANN BANES
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1839
AGED 62 YEARS
MRS. ELIZABETH BANES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1850
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR. FREDERICK BANES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th SEPTEMBER 1858
AGED 49 YEARS

George Dann Banes was High Constable of Gillingham 1819 – 20, Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham
Frederick Banes, Chemist, 1838 Pigot's Directory

73.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM WELLS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF JUNE 1838
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY WELLS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 18400
AGED 83 YEARS

74.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR JOHN FULLAGAR
OF TOTTENHAM, MIDDLESEX
WHO DIED THE 15th OF OCTOBER 1850
AGED 43 YEARS

75.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES MARTIN
LATE OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
WHO DIED THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1833
AGED 64 YEARS

76.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
MR THOMAS COMPTON
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN GILL WHO DIED SEPT.24th 1791
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE MR THOMAS COMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 25th 1817
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. DAVIDSON DAUGHTER OF
MR. SAMUEL COMPTON, SENR. DIED
DECEMBER 31st 1791 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO FANNY SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS COMPTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 7th 1831
AGED 77 YEARS

77.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR SAMUEL COMPTON
WHO DIED NOV. 13th 1789 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. HIS WIFE DIED JAN. 29th 1787
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR SONS
SAML. DIED OCT. 6th 1776 AGED 33 YEARS
WILLM. DIED FEBY. 21St 1789 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN OF THOS. AND
MARY COMPTON DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. WILL, FRANCES, THOS. AND ELIZTH.
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF MRS SUSAN COMPTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILL. COMPTON
DIED 20th MARCH 1816 AGED 62 YEARS
MARY COMPTON DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SUSAN COMPTON
DIED THE 23rd OF DECEMBER 1817 AGED 39 YEARS

78.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF HENRY COLLENS
SON OF THOS. & ELIZTH.
COLLENS OF UPCHURCH
HE DIED YE 15th OF OCTOBER
1734 AGED 20 YEARS

79.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR SIMON BAGGE
LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S YACHT
THE CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
4th JANUARY 1827
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MRS REBECCA BAGGE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
17th JAN. 1833 AGED 67 YEARS

80.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELLEN OSBORN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF SEPTEMBER 1852
AGED 54 YEARS

81.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN CHANTLER
WHO DIED THE 19th NOV. 1757
AGED 32 YEARS
"In Virtue's path he always early trod,
Liv'd in the faith of Christ, and fear of God,
He was cut down by Death's untimely stroke,
Just entering business and the Marriage Yoke"

82.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF MRS MARY ANN RAMAGE
WHO DIED 31st OF OCTOBER 1808
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH RAMAGE
WHO DIED 23rd JANUARY 1826
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MRS REBECCA RAMAGE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1831
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MR THOMAS RAMAGE
WHO DIED 11th MAY 1841 AGED 64 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 7th February 1837
Thomas Ramage, of Brompton, Victualler (in 1838 Wright's Directory, "White Swan" at Brompton)
   To Eleanor wife of [Richard] George Clarke, Caulker of New Brompton and to daughter, Susan Ramage, all rents and proceeds from his estate, freehold and leasehold, for their support and of his daughter, Catherine Ramage until the death of Eleanor Clarke. In case Eleanor dies before his daughter Catherine is 21, then this legacy not until Catherine is 21.
   Also to them, his stock in trade, furniture and other effects, to be sold for their benefit, as above.
   If executors decide to carry on business, then profits to the support of the above, as long as business continues. After the death of Eleanor or if before Catherine is 21, then to son, Thomas Manley, for ever, his freehold house in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by Mrs Davies . His freehold house in West Court Street, occupied by John Hogg, to son Oliver Long, forever. His freehold house in Old Road, Chatham, occupied by [       ] Harman, to daughter, Susannah; the adjoining freehold occupied by [       ] Middleton to daughter, Catherine. To Susannah and Catherine, jointly, his leasehold house in Whittaker Street, New Road, Chatham, occupied by John Merit and others. To son Thomas, his share in a freehold in Cross Street, on the Brook, Chatham, occupied by [        ] Griggs.
   Eleanor Clarke may choose any of the above houses for her residence and that of his children, Oliver, Susannah and Catherine, for her natural life.
   Executors to appropriate out of estate, for benefit of above three children, £50 each to equalise their share with son Thomas. His son William Philip, has proportion" of his "little property", he now gets a silver mug, marked M. B. and a diamond pin which was his mother's.
   Eleanor Clarke and Susannah Ramage are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pike, William Gunworth and John Cooper
   Proved 25th June 1841 Value of goods and chattels less than £600

83.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

E. P.
BORN DEC. 28th 1851
DIED JULY 25th 1853
"Of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven"
(Emma Pennington)

84.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR STEPHEN REINHARD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th OF OCTOBER 1809
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1831
LIKEWISE JAMES REINHARD SON
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
25th OF MARCH 1828 AGED 56 YEARS

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
MR JAMES REINHARD
WHO DIED THE 27th OF APRIL 1834
AGED 58 YEARS

85.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF MARY THE WIFE OF
MR EDWARD MERYETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 26th OF FEBRUARY 1838
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MR ROBERT CHESTER
HER FORMER HUSBAND
WHO DIED THE 7th OF AUGUST 1800
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD AND MARY MERYETT
WHO DIED AT SCOTLAND 31st JAN.
1858 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
MR EDWARD MERYETT
WHO DIED THE 13th OF FEBRUARY 1858
AGED 84 YEARS
DEEPLY RESPECTED

Edward Meryett, Baker in Brompton, 1838 Pigot's Directory.
Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 22nd March 1800
Robert Chester, of Brompton, Labourer.
   Appoints Daniel Skillett of Brompton, Draper and Richard Hillyer of same place, Grocer, executors and trustees.
   His ready money and securities, household goods, stock in trade and personal estate, to wife Mary.
Real estate, wherever, to his wife for her life. After her death, then in trust, rents to be used towards his childrens' maintenance and education until they are 21.
   When his children are all over 21, executors to sell freeholds and divide money equally between all his children.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: John Kipps, Mary Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 23rd September 1800

86.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JNO. AND MARY
SON & DAUGHT. OF
JNO. & ELIZTH. HART
HE 6th JUNE 1740 11
DIED AGED
SHE 2nd JAN. 1749 23
"Why weep those eyes & sighs my tender breast,
Why envy all my friends my peaceful rest,
Death is a path that must by all be trod,
The only road that leads the man to God"

87.   Headstone

TOM THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND ROBT. BRIETZEHE
WHO DIED 3rd NOV. 1846 AGED 4 YEARS
"Yes thou art fled and Saints welcome
sing
Thine infant spirit soars on Angel's
wing
Our dark affliction would have hoped
thy stay
The Voice of God has called his child
away
Short pain – short grief dear babe was
thine
Now joys Eternal and Divine"

88.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
COLOR SERGEANT
EDWARD BARNICOAT
ROYAL ENGINEERS
AGED 35 YEARS
WHO PERISHED MAY 13th 1857
IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY
WHILST DIVING NEAR THE OLD
BRIDGE AT ROCHESTER
HE WAS ESTEEMED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
A LOVING HUSBAND AND FOND AND GENTLE
FATHER
HIS LOSS IS DEEPLY DEPLORED
BY HIS WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
SORROWING WIDOW
ALSO
HARRIET ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 1st 1851 AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO MARTHA KEZIA
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1858 AGED 7 MONTHS

89.   Chest Tomb

Side Panel
HERE LIETH INTERR'D YE BODY OF
THOMAS SMITH LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED YE 6th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1728
AGED 43 YEARS

Side Panel
HERE ALSO LIETH YE BODY OF MARY
HIS WIFE SHE DIED YE 2nd OF NOVEMBER
1729 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THOS. THEIR ELDEST SON HE DIED YE
3rd OF OCTOBER 1726 AGED 16 YEARS

End Panel?
LIKEWISE SEVEN OF THEIR
CHILDREN WHO DIED IN
THEIR INFANCY
"Take Time in Time while
Time doth last For
Time is not taken When
Time is Past"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th September 1728
Thomas Smith of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To wife Mary, the lease and term left on his farm; if she chooses to live there and carry on farm for her benefit, also £400 in stock to enable her to carry farm on. If she agrees to take up lease and the £400, he also gives her £200. But if she does not continue farm, then in lieu of the £400 stock and £200 legacy, he gives her £600 and the previous bequest is void,
    If she does continue, she gets all household goods, linen, bedding, pewter, brass, copper and brewing implements, but not his husbandry tackle which will be part of the £400 stock. If she does not continue with farm, he gives it to his brother, William.
   His wife can have the furniture of any three rooms in his house as she chooses. Rest of household contents to brother William.
   To Mawdestly Best of Boxley, Gentleman, £400, in trust, to invest and pay interest to testator's wife for her life. After her death, the principal sum of £400 to be paid to brother, William Smith, if he his living, if he is dead,, the money to be shared equally between the children of his cousin Rebecca Rosewell, wife of Jeremy, Assistant at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham. Residue of , including, farm stock, live and dead, personal estate, not before bequeathed, after costs of funeral, etc., to brother William, for ever.
   Appoints brother in law, William Tilden and John Simmons of Gillingham, executors, to each of them, £10.
   Witnesses: Thomas Best and Thomas John
   Proved 10th December 1728
Mary Smith's Charity, 1729 (Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham , p. 142
   £20 to be distributed at 10 shillings per annum among six poor widows. After £5 had been disbursed, the executors bought an annuity payable out of White House Field, a four acre cherry orchard. Bread was purchased and distributed on St. Thomas' Day

90.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR DAVID TAYLOR R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th OF AUGUST 1849
AGED 81 YEARS

91.   Small Headstone

NATHANIEL WHEELER
DIED MAY 10th 1800
AGED 48 YEARS

92.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MISS MARY ABBS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 15th MARCH 1800
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MRS ALICE CROCKFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st NOVEMBER 1808 AGED 43 YEARS

93.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM BEALE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 10th 1834
AGED 64 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give me ease,
And free me from my pain"
ALSO WILLIAM BEALE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 16th 1838
AGED 63 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th January 1836
William Beale late of Brompton, Baker, now residing in Fox Lane, Gillingham, Gentleman.
   To son, Thomas, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes, etc. To James Beale of London, Sawyer, ready money and all other personal estate and rents due from from freehold estate.
   To Sarah, wife of John Long, of Gillingham, Ropemaker, at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, a freehold in Fox Lane adjoining the "Black Lion", occupied by [      ] Hammond, for ever. To Mary wife of [      ] Linden, now in Brighton, Tailor, his freehold adjoining the latter, occupied by [ ] Forster, for ever. To John Hayes, late of H.M.S. ? , Seaman, son of John Hayes, Ropemaker of Chatham Dockyard, his freehold house adjoining latter, occupied by [      ] Goldie, for ever. To William Beale of Gillingham, Joiner in Chatham Dockyard, his own house adjoining latter, for ever.
   Appoints Thomas Blunden of New Brompton, Victualler and Samuel Bristow of Fox Lane, Shipwright, executors; they get £2 each for their troubles.
   Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham, Mary Brindly and George Coulson, Clerk to Mr Acworth
   Proved 24th August 1838

94.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
DINAH ELLIOTT
BORN MARCH 30th 1784
DIED FEBY. 2nd 1834
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
FORMERLY OF BROMPTON HOUSE
WHO DIED THE 28th APRIL 1860
AGED 82 YEARS

Tablet attached to the Ledger
BENEATH IS ENTOMBED
THE BODY OF EVELINA JANE CHAMBERS
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF STAFF SURGEON
JOHN AND ROSETTA CHAMBERS
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1844 IN THE
13th YEAR OF HER AGE
SHE ENDEARED HERSELF TO ALL
WHO KNEW HER BY HER AMIABLE ABILITIES
AND LOVELY MANNERS
THE EVENT THIS TABLET
COMMEMORATES OCCURRED
DURING THE ABSENCE OF HER FRIENDS
IN THE WEST INDIES WHEN THE KINDNESS
OF A FRIEND PERMITTED HER
REMAINS TO BE PLACED WITHIN THIS VAULT

Elizabeth Elliott Charity, Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham, p. 143 She left £50 in Consols for the deserving poor, and for the repair of her grave in the Old Cemetery.

95.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH
DAUGHTER OF QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
THOMAS FRASER
ROYAL SAPPERS & MINERS
AND OF ELLEN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 18th
OF OCTOBER 1847 AGED 13 YEARS
ALSO OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 27th OF SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MRS ELLEN FRASER
WHO DIED DEC. 5th 1851 AGED 38 YEARS

96.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CATHERINE WIFE OF
MR. JOHN AMATUCK
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1818 AGED 42 YEARS
ELIZABETH AMATUCK
DIED DEC. 17th 1831 AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO CHARLOTTE AMATUCK
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE CHILDREN
DIED AUGUST 21st 1832 AGED 35 YEARS

97.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1826
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
ANN CHAMBERS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1833
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ONE SON WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MARY CHAMBERS
WIFE OF
JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1853
AGED 50 YEARS
MARY ANN CHAMBERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1845
AGED 4 YEARS
SARAH SOPHIA CHAMBERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 15th 1849
AGED 11 YEARS

98.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS. BASSETT BEAR
WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1818 AGED 25 YEARS
"I in Prime of Life, I was cut off,
I could no longer stay,
Because my Saviour thought it best,
To call me hence away"
EDWARD BASSETT BEAR
DIED 7th DECEMBER 1844 AGED 3 YEARS
MARY MAYNARD
DIED 8th JULY 1849 AGED 10 WEEKS
GEORGE MAYNARD
DIED 21st AUGUST 1851 AGED 4 YEARS

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FRANCES JANE TONKIN
DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1833 AGED 10 YEARS
ELIZABETH TONKIN
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1838 AGED 10 YEARS

99.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LAURA MARY HARDING
OBT. 7th APRIL 1829 AET. 18 WEEKS
WILLIAM AUSTIN ELLIS
DIED 27th JULY 1829 AET. 19 YEARS
ALSO MR. WILLIAM ELLIS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
OBT. 20th JANUARY 1847 AET. 69 YEARS

100.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS COOMBER
SENR. OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED DECEMBER 14th
1806 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN NATHANIEL RICHARD
AND SARAH JEMIMA WHO DIED INFANTS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. REBECCA COOMBER DIED 1818 AGED 64 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE
FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
VIZ
THOMAS REBECCA
WILLIAM ANN
SAMUEL &
NATHANIEL ELIZABETH

Thomas Coomber, 1793 Universal British Directory, Grocer

 

M.I.s numbers 101 to 200

101.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR. PHILIP VINE
OF THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON
WHO DIED JAN. 7th 1825
AGED 71 YEARS

102.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SARAH
WIFE OF GEORGE DADD, ROPEMAKER
FORMERLY THE WIFE OF WILLIAM BATTY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE 10th 1785
AGED 31 YEARS
"Farewell Dear Husband, I am gone before,
To Pave the Way and pay Kind Nature's Cure,
You soon must Follow, for you Cannot stay,
Our Saviour calls and you must then Obey"

103.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. MELCHISEDEC JONES
MASTER RIGGER OF
H. M. DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 31st DAY OF DEC. 1818
AGED 54 YEARS

104.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. THOMAS HALLIFAX
LATE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY DRIVERS
WHO DIED THE 10th MARCH 1809
AGED 25 YEARS

105.   Headstone

HERE LIES THE REMAINS OF
JAMES F. CLIFFORD, ESQ.
FIFTH SON OF THE
HON. THOMAS CLIFFORD
OF TIXALL IN THE COUNTY
OF STAFFORD AND CHIEF CLERK
IN THE TREASURER
OF THE NAVY AT CHATHAM,
WHO HAVING PERFORMED
THE VARIOUS DUTIES
OF THE NAVY PAY OFFICE
AT PLYMOUTH, SHEERNESS,
LONDON AND CHATHAM
UNIVERSALLY RESPECTED
AND BELOVED BY EVERY CLASS
OF SOCIETY FOR 33 YEARS
DIED 18th APRIL 1833 AGED 59 YEARS
LAMENTED BY THE POOR
AND A LARGE CIRCLE
OF ACQUAINTENCES
"Blessed are the Dead, who die in the Lord,
For their Works follow them"
R.I.P.

106.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILIP RICHARDS
SON OF PHILIP AND MARY RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF AUGUST 1817
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM LAVERS RICHARDS
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 30th 1818
AGED 1 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
MRS. MARY CHADDOCK
DAUGHTER OF P. & M. RICHARDS
DIED 19th MAY 1820 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
HER INFANT SON G.M. CHADDOCK
AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO
MR. WM. LAVERS
DIED AUGUST 2nd 1820 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARTHA DADLY
DAUGHTER OF P. AND M. RICHARDS WHO DIED
JULY 31st 1821 AGED 21 YEARS

107.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN SHINDLER
WHO DIED THE 31st OF AUGUST 1860
AGED 64 YEARS
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH SHINDLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th DEC. 1824
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO OF JOHN SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1826
AGED 2 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1853
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO OF ROBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF CHATHAM, SOLICITOR
WHO DIED THE 17th OF MARCH 1858
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS LAST SURVIVING SON OF THE
ABOVE LATE OF HER MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS, LONDON
WHO DIED THE 6th OF SEPTEMBER 1860
AGED 39 YEARS

John Shindler, 1838 Wright's Directory, Butcher

108.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY ST. JOHN
THE BELOVED SON OF
WILLIAM AND JANE ST. JOHN
WHO DIED ON THE 27th DAY
OF MARCH 1849
IN THE 22nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

109.   Headstone

MR.
WILLIAM BATTY
BOATSWAIN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
ORFORD DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1782
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES BATTY SON OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH BATTY
DIED IN HIS INFANCY
JAMES SON OF WILLM. & SARAH BATTY
DIED JANUARY 19th 1785 AGED ONE YEAR

110.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH PERRY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. ISAAC PERRY
OF CHATHAM
AN AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER OF
MR. JOHN CARTER
OF GILLINGHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1857
AGED 42 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"

111.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA MARY WIFE OF
MR. EDWARD CARTER
WHO DIED THE 11th MAY 1850
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNA MARY DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY

112.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ISABELLA WIFE OF
MR. JOHN CARTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF JANUARY 1820
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN VIZ
MARY 7 MONTHS
WILLIAM AGED 15 MONTHS
HENRY 3 WEEKS
JAMES CARTER DIED THE
9th DAY OF MAY 1822 AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO
ANN SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR. JAMES CARTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1855 AGED 69

113.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. GREGORY ROCKCLIFFE
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 1802
AGED 33 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please to give me Ease,
And Free me from my Pain"

114.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY
WIFE OF WILLM. HARWOOD
SHIPWRIGHT IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD,
CHATHAM WHO DIED 23rd DEC. 1820
AGED 41 YEARS

115.   Headstone and Iron Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SMITH
WHO DIED 23rd OF OCT. 1830
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY PARRY
WHO DIED 12th OF MARCH 1822
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE WYATT PARRY
WHO DIED 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1843
IN THE 36th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"O ! May I meet him in that World above,
Where all is Peace and Harmony and Love"
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM TYLER
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE WYATT PARRY WHO DIED THE
7th OF DECEMBER 1851 AGED 58 YEARS

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TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE PARRY
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 26th JULY 1853
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH PARRY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th OF SEPTEMBER 1856
AGED 78 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated1st February 1843
George Wyatt Parry, Brewer, Cannon Street, Chatham
   All of his estate to his wife, Mary Ann, for ever.
   Appoints wife and father, George Parry of Gillingham (also a Brewer), executors.
   Witnesses: James White, Brewer of Chatham and H. Wickham, Solicitor of Strood.
Codicil , same date.
   The father George, 30 shares in the London and Counties Bank. His brewing business to his wife and his father, to carry on business, jointly. To his father and mother, Sarah, £100 per annum out of the brewing profits, for their lives. Remaining income to his wife. Rest of will confirmed
   Witnesses: as above
   Proved9th March 1843

116.   Ledger

LIEUT JOHN JOYCE OF THE
ROYAL NAVY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15th MARCH 1802
IN THE 42nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

117.   Double Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF ALEX. MILLER
OF THIS PARISH
GENT. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 26th OCT. 
1741 AGED 27 YEARS
HERE
  LIES THE BODY OF
 ELIZTH. MILLER
  WIFE OF ALEXANDER
  MILLER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
  OCTOBER THE 22nd 1706
AGED 62 YEARS
(I presume that Alexander is the son of Elizabeth?)

118.   Double Headstone

HERE HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF ALSO LIETH
SAMUEL THE BODY OF ANN
GLASIER OF GLASIER LATE WIFE
THIS PARISH WHO OF JACOB CRESSFELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OF THIS PARISH SHE
JUNE YE 10th 1736 DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AGED 33 YEARS AUGUST THE 9th 1746
AGED 43 YEARS

119.   Double Headstone, Left Side Blank

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
WILLM. CRESSFIELD
THE SON OF
JACOB CRESSFIELD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE JULY THE 23rd
1744 AGED 2 YEARS

120.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT SPRAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. THE 12th 1780
AGED 10 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
MRS. ELIZABETH MARROTT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 10th 1784
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS. ELIZABETH ROGERS
WHO DIED ON THE 20th DAY OF DECEMBER 1812
AGED 75 YEARS

121.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MALCOLM SELLERS
WHO DIED APRIL 23rd 1829
AGED 45 YEARS
"For all flesh is as grass, and all the
Glory of Man as the flowers of the grass, The
Grass withereth and the flowers thereof
Falleth away" 1st Ep. Of Peter C1 V24
ALSO CAROLINE THE WIFE OF
MR. ROBERT ALLEN R.N.
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 26th 1844
AGED 64 YEARS

122.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WOOLLETT
WHO DIED 17th SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 76
ALSO OF
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th OCTOBER 1829
AGED 72

123.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CORDWELL
WHO DIED 6th AUGUST 1837
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ADAMS
FORMER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AND LATE MASTER SMITH OF THE
ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1829
AGED 45 YEARS

124.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. EDWARD AYERST
LIEUT. OF HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP SPARROW
WHO DIED ON HIS PASSAGE TO THE
WEST INDIES ON THE 5th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1807 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER OF
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED ON THE 23rd DAY
OF APRIL 1811 AGED 5 WEEKS
JAMES SMITH SON OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
DIED THE 24th DECEMBER 1823 AGED 2 YEARS
AND 9 MONTHS
MR FANCIS AYERST
DIED THE 28th OF NOVEMBER 1829
AGED 49 YEARS
SARAH ANN AYERSY WIFE OF THE
SAID FRANCIS AYERST DIED THE
26th OF APRIL 1831 AGED 40 YEARS

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ELIZABETH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE BEFORE NAMED
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OB THE 12th DAY OD MARCH
18400 IN THE 14th YEAR OF HER AGE

125.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD PHILLIPS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF JULY 1828
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD PHILLIPS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF MAY 1831 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 11th OF JANUARY 1830 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO RICHD. PHILLIPS MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 15th OF JANUARY 1830 AGED 16 MONTHS
ALSO MR JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DIED 2nd ,MARCH 1849
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND
MARY ANN MELLIN
MARY ANN DIED 20th JANUARY 1849 IN THE 17th YEAR OF HER AGE
GEORGE JAMES DIED 22nd SEPTEMBER 1839 AGED 2 YEARS
JARVIS RICHARD JOHN DIED 10th APRIL 1844 AGED 11 MONTHS
ANNA JANE DIED 11th APRIL 1844 IN THE 4th YEAR OF HER AGE
FRANCIS JARVIS DIED 13th APRIL 1845 AGED 10 YEARS
SUSANNA SELINA DIED 20th OCT. 1850 AGED 3 YEARS
JOHN EDWARD DIED 3rd MARCH 1851 AGED 16 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated16th August 1821 and 20th May 1838
Richard Phillips, of Brompton, House Carpenter
   To wife Elizabeth, all his freehold and leasehold houses in Brompton, Gillingham, Rochester, Chatham and elsewhere, for ever, or term of leases. Also to her, his cash, investments, money due on mortgage, stock in trade, household goods, furniture, plate, linen and residue. She is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, M.S. Stephens and John Mole
   Proved 22nd September 1828
Joseph Mellin, of Boxley, Gentleman, formerly Shoe Seller in Brompton, (1793 Universal British Directory).
   To wife Mary Ann and friends, Frederick Huggett of Ramsgate, Silversmith and William Maplesden Noakes of Shorne, Gentleman, all of his real estate, in Chatham and Gillingham and elsewhere, for lifetime of wife, upon trust.
   Rents, after expenses to his wife for her life. After her death, After her death, upon further trust, for his children, Mary Ann, John Edward, Francis Jarvis and George James. Provision has already been made for his other children, Elizabeth Dale, Charlotte Vaughan and Joseph Phillips Mellin.
   Rest and residue, to his wife, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Noakes, Gentleman, Thomas Bowsa, Farmer, Shorne and John Medhurst, Labourer, Shorne.
   Proved 3rd December 1849

126.   Low Headstone

ANNY ELIZABETH WILKINS
DIED THE 31st AUGUST 1793
AGED 7 MONTHS

127.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS JANE KEARLY
WIFE OF MR JOSEPH KEARLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st AUGUST 1800
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOSEPH KEARLY
DIED THE 9th DAY OF JANUARY 1811
AGED 69 YEARS
"In brief to speak thy Praises, let this suffice,
Thou wert a Wise, most Loving Modest wife,
Of children careful, to thy neighbours Kind,
A worthy Mother and of a Liberal Mind"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 26th October 1810
Joseph Kearly of Brompton, Gentleman, formerly Blacksmith, (1793 Universal British Directory)
   Nephew Richard Kearly, now living with him, is executor. To nephew James Kearly, of Peterborough, Hair Dresser, £500; to nephew, Henry Hickes, a bond from John Pickering for £300; to Ann Pickering, wife of John, of London, Tailor, £500; to Jane Wilkins, wife of the late Daniel, Brazier, £10; to their daughters, Jane Caroline and Tamson, £5 each.
   Residue to nephew Richard Kearly, for ever.
   Witnesses: Richard Phillips, William Whittle and J. Simmons
   Proved 23rd January 1811

128.   Headstone and two Body Stones

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH TUKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF APRIL 1824
AGED 61 YEARS

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TO THE MEMORY OF
DR ROBERT NEWBERRY
OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY
LATE OF THE PARISH OF UPCHURCH
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st DAY OF DECEMBER 1824
AGED 66 YEARS
HE LIVED RESPECTED AND DIED LAMENTED
ALSO MRS SARAH NEWBERRY
OF THE PARISH OF ST. GEORGE
HANOVER SQUARE
ELDEST SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1825
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE

129.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF THOMAS BRETT DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 2nd APRIL 1764 AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN
THOMAS AGED 3 MONTHS
& ANN 13 YEARS
THOMAS BRETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DECEMBER
1745 AGED 72 YEARS
REBECCA BRETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE
6th JANUARY 1766 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE LATE THOMAS BRETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st FEBRUARY 1768
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THOMAS BRETT HUSBAND TO THE
ABOVE DIED THE 20th DAY OF DECEMBER 1773
AGED 53 YEARS

130.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS REBECCA WIFE OF
MR THOMAS SUGDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st APRIL 1792
AGED 37 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN VIZ
YEARS MONTHS
THOMAS BRETT 0 7
REBECCA BRETT 2 5
WILLIAM " 0 10
RICHARD " 3 DAYS
HERE ALSO LIES MR THOMAS SUGDEN
HUSBAND TO THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 31st OCTOBER 1805 AGED 54 YEARS

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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM NAYLOR
LATE OF THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14th OCTOBER 1827
IN THE 35th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st March 1802
Thomas Sugden, of Brompton, Gentleman.
   His own house in Garden Street, Brompton, to his sister, Mary Sugden, Spinster, for her life. After her death, then to his brother William for his life. After his death,then to his wife, Sarah, for life. After her death, then shared equally among her children, if any are dead, then to their children, for ever.
   Brother William can during life of his sister , Mary, live in the house with his family, paying reasonable rent to his sister.
   To brother William and friends, James Kincaid of Gillingham, Gentleman and Richard Brown of Rochester, Caulker, £600 in 5% annuities in Bank of England and £200 on bond, owed by nephew William Sugden, Junior, upon trust. Trustees to pay sister, Mary dividends for her life. After her death, they are to pay from £500 of the stock, dividends to his brother, William for his life. After his death, this will be shared equally among his children. The remaining £100 and the debt of £200, after death of his sister, upon trust, to pay brother Abraham, dividends and interest, for life. After his death, the money to be transferred equally among his children.
   To sister, Mary the use of all his household goods, except the plate, for life. After her death then to brother William, absolutely.
   His silver waiter, silver quart tankard and silver pint can to brother William.
   His silver butter boats and two silver goblets to brother Abraham. Residue of silver plate to sister Mary.
   £200 4% annuities in Bank of England, to his "faithful servant" Ann Coves and his gold watch, with chain and seal, plus £10 for mourning.
   To brothers William and Abraham, £20 each for mourning; £5 each to his executors for mourning.
   Residue of personal estate and effects, after expenses, to sister, Mary.
   William Sugden , James Kincaid and Richard Brown are executors.
   Witnesses: Pierce Edgcumbe, Edward Manclark and D. B. Lewis
Codicil dated 5th May 1806
   He had appointed James Kincaid and Richard Brown and brother, William, executors and trustees and gave them £5 each for mourning. He now revokes the appointment of the first two and their £5 legacy. His brother William and servant Ann Coves have died since will was made, Their legacies and that of brother Abraham, are to go into his personal estate and will go to sister, Mary.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis and Ann Ringsman
Codicil dated 29th October 1805
   He had devise, after death of sister, Mary, brother William, sister in law, Sarah, the house in Garden Street, to all the children of brother William. He now revokes this. The house now goes to all the daughters of bother William, or their children, if any are dead, equally shared.
   Witnesses: J.H.S. Dickens, Clerk to Messrs Twopenny, Attorneys, Rochester, Ann Ringsman, Servant to Mr Sugden and T. Dickens.
   Proved 24th December 1805

131.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOGBEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
23rd OF NOVEMBER 1730
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN
AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN (sic)?

132.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN PAYNE
LATE FOREMAN OF THE SHIPWRIGHTS
IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 7th 1833 AGED 49 YEARS
LEAVING AN ISSUE OF FOUR SONS
AND SEVEN DAUGHTERS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
OF THE OFFICERS AND WORKMEN
IN THE ABOVE DEPARTMENT
TO PRESERVE THE REMEMBRANCE OF ONE
WHOSE AMIABLE CHARACTER WAS
HIGHLY ESTEEMED
AND WHOSE DEATH HAS BEEN
DESERVIDLY REGRETTED
"Blest are the Man of Peace,
Whose Hearts and Hopes are one,
Whose Kind Designs to Serve and Please,
This all their Actions run"

133.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES ROBINSON
LATE FIRST LIEUT. OF H. M. SHIP
BULWARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th JAN. 1821 AGED 45 YEARS

134.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR TIMOTHY GRATH
OF THE QUEEN'S HEAD INN, BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1841
AGED 36 YEARS

135.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK SON OF
RICHARD & MARGARET FREELAND
WHO DIED AT SPITHEAD
ON BOARD H. M. S. SCEPTRE FEBRUARY 25th 1810
AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO RICHARD THEIR SON WHO DIED
FEBRUARY 18th 1826 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
MR THOMAS FREELAND
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1830 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO SARAH GOULD FREELAND
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1831 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO SARAH SHALLO
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1840
AGED 2 YEARS AND NINE MONTHS

1838 Wight's Directory, Thomas Freeland, Farmer.

136.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREELAND
WHO DIED AT SHEERNESS
ON THE 21st DAY OF MARCH 1845
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK
SON OF
CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK
AND ELEANOR FREELAND
WHO DIED ON THE 19th DAY OF APRIL
1846 AGED ONE YEAR AND NINE MONTHS
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF
RICHARD FREELAND WHO DIED
AUGUST 9th 1849 AGED 72 YEARS

1838 Wright's Directory, Richard Freeland, Tallow Chandler

137.   Chest Tomb, Armorial Crest on Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LEONARD PETER STAFF, ESQ.
LATE OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
ALDERMAN OF THE SAID PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 16th
1853 AGED 63 YEARS
"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"

Side Panel
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR LEONARD STAFF
LATE OF BROMPTON WHO DIED THE 8th OF SEPT. 1817
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO MRS JUDITH STAFF
WIFE OF THE ABOVE LATE OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF NOV. 1831
AGED 65 YEARS
"Memento Mori"

Side Panel
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM STAFF
THIRD SON OF MR LEONARD PETER AND FANNY STAFF
WHO DIED 24th FEBY. 1839
AGED 18 YEARS

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
LEONARD PETER
SON OF
MR LEONARD
PETER STAFF
AND FANNY HIS WIFE
OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
WHO DIED 2nd OF APRIL 1832
AGED 15 YEARS
"Resurgam"

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MATTHEW
STAINTON SON OF
MR LEONARD
PETER STAFF
WHO DIED 11th OCT. 1824
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 10 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 6th August 1817 and 12th April 1853
Leonard Staff of Brompton, Shipwright.
    To wife Judith, all his estate, except £500 which is to be invested in the Public Funds, the interest from this is to be paid to wife, Judith for her lifetime. After her death, to son Leonard Peter, £10 from the £500; the £490 left to his daughters, Susannah and Sarah Ann, equally shared. Wife is executor with Peter Brames, Nuseryman and John Nelloth of Sheerness.
Witnesses: George Mitchell and George Scott
Proved 21st October 1817
Leonard Peter Staff of Gravesend, Gentleman.
All of his estate to wife, Jamey, she is executor.
Witnesses: George Edward Sharland, Solicitor, Gravesend and Elizabeth Hawkings, Servant to Mr Staff.
Proved 6th May 1853

138.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA THE WIFE
OF
THOMAS QUARRINGTON OF LUTON
WHO DIED SEPT. 20th 1820 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS QUARRINGTON
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1836 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS NIXON QUARRINGTON
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY
ALSO OF SOPHIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 25Th 1828 AGED 11 YEARS

139.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF THOMAS DENTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE DEC. 10th 1801 AGED 50 YEARS
"My hour has come and Angels round one wait,
To take me to their glorious happy state,
Where free from sickness, death and every pain,
I shall with God in endless pleasures reign,
Transporting thought ! Then dear wife adieu,
I feel no sorrow but in leaving you,
Compelled by frequent sickness to complain,
You strove to lessen and assuage my pain,
Adieu dear wife ! O ! spare
Thy flood of grief and of thy health take care,
The time is short till we shall meet again,
With Christ to share the Glories of his Reign"

140.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN VINE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1813
AGED 62 YEARS
MARY VINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 31st MARCH 1820
AGED 66 YEARS
RICHARD VINE SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th JUNE 1827
AGED 47 YEARS
MARY ANN CAMPBELL VINE
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1829
AGED 18 YEARS

141.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BREAREY
GUNNER IN THE R. N. WHO DIED
ON THE 30th DAY OD AUGUST 1814
AGED 49 YEARS

142.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM CARR
WHO DIED 8th JULY 1822 AGED 69 YEARS

143.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY FLASHMAN
A SINCERE CHRISTIAN
WIFE OF WM. FLASHMAN OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 6th 1815
IN THE 44th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF THREE CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 16th 1803 AGED 3 MONTHS
HARRIET JANE APRIL 4th 1809 AGED 3 YEARS
HARRIET OCT. 29th 1810 AGED 7 WEEKS
ALSO WILLIAM FLASHMAN WHO DIED
JANUARY THE 30th 1818 AGED 50 YEARS
HE DIED IN PEACE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st November 1817
William Flashman, of Chatham
   To his children, William Edward, aged 15, George aged 13, Mary Geogiana, 9 and Sarah Jane, 6, his property equally shared, this consists: freehold house in Hammond Place, Chatham, part of a house in Modbury, Devon and all his funded property,(£400), in 5% annuities and all personal estate. Appoints David Roberts, Shop Keeper of Modbury, "who married a half sister of my mother and William Hone, Esquire, my brother in, law, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, now on half pay, residing at Gosport", executors and guardians of his children. They to have custody of his property.
   Witness: William Palmer, Peter Reynolds and Stephen Devr. Colet
   Proved 20th February 1818

144.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR CHARLES ELPHICK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY
THE 17th 1801 AGED 33 YEARS

145.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
FRANCES JANE ROBSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF AUGUST 1844
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO OF
MATTHEW ROBSON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 5th DAY OF NOV. 1847
AGED 68 YEARS

146.   Headstone

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
THOS. JEFFRIES
GUNNER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JULY YE 8th
1725 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIES
PHILLIS HIS WIFE AND SIX
CHILDREN

147.   Chest Tomb

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS JEFFRIES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th
OCTOBER 1747 IN THE 60th YEAR
OF HIS AGE
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
JANE SHE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th AUGST.
1748 AGED 48 YEARS

Side Panel
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF ELIZTH.
THE WIFE OF THOMAS JEFFRIES OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED YS LIFE
THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1742
AGED 54 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 29th October 1747
Thomas Jeffries of Gillingham, Shipwright.
 n  A marriage settlement dated 25th February 1743, between himself, his "now wife", Jane, then Jane Philpott, widow, Francis Pigot of Gillingham, Vicar and Thomas Holmden, Fisherman, the testator did covenant that in case his wife survived him, she should have soon after his death, one third of all household goods and stock in trade and other things, or £50 in lieu.
    He has for some time carried on the trade of Rope Maker with William Greenstreet, Rope Maker, a business which wife Jane carried on before their marriage. He now gives her his share in the business and money due from the business. He also gives her the lease of the rope ground when business is carried on by his wife. She should, by her will, release to his son Thomas, the one third of his household goods and all dower rights. To son Thomas, his real estate and residue of personal estate, upon condition that his widow continues to live in his house as long as she remains his widow, paying no rent, if she chooses to live in another house, son Thomas will pay her rent (out of testator's house) to her, this not to exceed £6. Son Thomas is executor.
   Witnesses: Francis Pigot, William Martin and Thomas Tomlyn. Proved: 23rd November 1747

148.    Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BLACK
LATE QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
OF THE ROYAL SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1829
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BLACK
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1856
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN WELLS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th AUGUST 1856
AGED 8 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS

149.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MR ROBT. MOORE
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER IN
HIS MAJESTY'S YARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th MAY 1804
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd SEPTEMBER 1810
AGED 55 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1804
Robert Moore of Gillingham.
   To wife, Sarah, all personal estate for life. After her death, or remarriage, and if his daughter is unmarried, she shall have the interest of £200 3% annuities and his household goods and furniture, etc., for as long as she remains single.
   Rest and residue, after wife's death or remarriage, and when his youngest child is 21, estate to be equally divided among his children, John, Robert, Sarah, William and George.
   Household goods and furniture given to daughter also to be shared among all children, after wife's death or remarriage, when his daughter, Sarah marries or in case of her death, before then, to be shared among his children. Wife and William Plunkeet?, of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham , Gentleman are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Vinall, Master Bricklayer, Brompton and W, Farmer, Gentleman of Brompton.
   Proved 19th July 1804. Power reserved to Plunkeet.

150.   Chest Tomb

MR HARTLEY LARKIN
DIED 1st JULY 1803 AGED 87 YEARS
MANY YEARS FOREMAN AFLOAT OF
HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD CHATHAM
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARY JANE WIFE OF
MR. HARTLEY LARKIN, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF
JANUARY 1782 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ANN LARKIN DIED THE 27th
OF APRIL 1763 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MARY HICKS DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF MAY 1776 AGED 29 YEARS
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
MR LARKIN
HENRY HARTLEY ALLAN
WHO DIED 19th DECEMBER 1822
AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
LARKIN ALLAN WHO DIED 20th OF MAY
1823 AGED 5 MONTHS

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MRS SUSANNA
CATTARNS WIFE OF
MR JOHN CATTARNS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
16th OF NOV. 1791 IN THE
48th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Not faithless but believing,
a friend indeed,
And to her neighbours,
When they were in need,
A good mother,
Wife and child,
As such she lived,
In fear of God,
As such she died"

Side Panel
"Stop here my friends and view this place,
And see how many here lies in this piece of ground,
Some good some bad lives while on Earth have spent,
But God grant all Mankind time to Repent"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st February 1794
Hartley Larkin of Chatham, Gentleman
   His two thirds share in 7 copy-hold houses on west side of St. John's Street, Hackney, occupied by Stephen Simmons, Richard Ward, John Williamson, John Goldsmith , James Dalton, William Weston and Joseph Effingham, subject to an annuity of £60, to grandson, Hartley Hickes of Chatham. To daughter, Elizabeth Larkin, of Chatham, for life, an annuity of £60 from the above houses. His 5 copy-hold houses also in St. John's Street, occupied by Thomas Wright, William Timewell, Joseph Gozzard, Ann Fernoth and William Starkie, one third of the income from theses is subject to an annuity of £30, to son in law John Cattarns, upon trust, until his youngest child by his late wife, Susannah, is 21. Until then the income from the latter properties to go towards their maintenance and education. When they are all 21, they will share this equally. Another third of the income from the latter properties To his daughter Ann wife of John Allen, of Chatham, for her life. After her death, the income equally shared by her children.
   To daughter, Elizabeth, for life, an annuity of £30, from one third of latter properties.
   His two houses in Gad's Hill, Gillingham, occupied by William Bray and John Dunn, to daughter, Elizabeth, for ever.
   Ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, residue, etc., after expenses are paid, to daughter Elizabeth for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Stroud, William Newall and William Jeffereys, Attorney of Chatham.
   Proved 4th July 1803

151.   Headstone and Body Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. NICHOLAS IRYTZKOY
MIDSHIPMAN
IN HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY'S SHIP
ARCHIPELAGO
WHO DIED 15th OF OCTOBER 1813
AGED 19 YEARS

152.   Ledger  (This inscription was in Russian, which was kindly translated for me by Irina Fridman
                                         of the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.)

NAVIGATOR GREGORY
IVANOVITCH IVANOV
OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1813
AGED 21 YEARS
AND 8 DAYS

153.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS FANNY BAILIE
WIFE OF HENRY BAILIE ESQ.
COMMODORE IN HIS IMPERIAL
RUSSIAN MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 18th DAY
OF APRIL 1814 AGED 42 YEARS

154.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
HENRY G. HOGARTH
CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT OF THE
RUSSIAN NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1813

155.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES
SON OF
CHARLES AND JANE PITCHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF JANUARY 1851
AGED 9 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

156.   Small Headstone

IN
MEMORY
OF WALTER SON OF
WALTER WALLER OF SUTTON
VALENCE WHO DIED
DECEMBER THE 31st
1751
AGED 72 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th December 1751
Walter Waller, of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   All money and wages due from H.M. Dockyard, all household goods, etc., to "loving kinsman", John Waller, son of John Waller of Town Sutton, and £15; to Christopher, brother of John Waller, £15; to cousin John Waller, £15 and large house Bible; "to loving friend", Thomas Waller, Shipwright, £5 and all working tools; to friend John Whebb, a "chest in ye yard", dockyard?
   Brother John is executor. Desires an "handsome" burial and a headstone.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Huggins, Jane Huggins and James Sanders
   Proved 4th March 1752

157.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF CHARLES
SON OF SAML. & ELIZTH. WYLES
WHO DIED 4th OF JANUARY 1815
AGED 3 YEARS & 6 MONTHS
ALSO ESTHER WYLES DIED
THE 3rd DAY OF APRIL 1825
AGED 11 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO MR. SAMUEL WYLES
DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1846
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WYLES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED JANY.
24th 1848 AGED 64 YEARS

158.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN E. & SUSAN E. SHRUBB
DIED 13th JANUARY 1859
AGED 2 YEARS & I MONTH

159.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JEMIMA JOSEPHA
WIFE OF JOHN MUDDLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 25th OF FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN MUDDLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 31st MARCH 1859
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
LAURENTIA MUDDLE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN MUDDLE
WHO DIED THE 15th OF MAY 1861
IN THE 80th YEAR OF HER AGE

160.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS HARRIET ELLIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 8th SEPTEMBER
1856
AGED 55 YEARS
"While weeping o'er this grave I bend,
Which covers all that was my Friend,
My Saviour marks the tears I shed,
For Jesus wept o'er Lazarus dead"

161.   Headstone and Body Stone

JOHN AND ROBERT
SONS OF HENRY CLEMENTS
OF BORDEN IN THIS COUNTY
JOHN DIED NOV. 26th 1779 Ad. 73 YEARS LEAVING
ISSUE BY SARAH BROOKER HIS WIFE
JOHN, THOMAS AND SARAH
ROBERT DIED UNMARRIED
JANY. 20Th 1781 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE ISSUE
DIED FEBY. THE 5th AGED 44 YEARS

162.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH CHALK
ISSUE OF JOHN CLEMENTS SNR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 27th
DAY OF JUNE 1812 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS CLEMENTS ISSUE
OF JOHN CLEMENTS SENR.
DIED 23rd JULY 1826 AGED 78 YEARS

163.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF JAMES COWDRY
DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1800
AGED 36 YEARS

164.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
FANNY SARAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHN CARTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF OCTOBER 1857
AGED 54 YEARS

165.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CAPTAIN SEXTON, E.I.C.S.
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1857
AGED 65

166.   Headstone and Foot Stone

 

IN MEMORY 
OF JOHN HOLMDEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 11th OF OCTOBER 1749
AGED 35 YEARS

IN MEMORY
  OF ELIZTH. SISSELL
  OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
  THE 14th SEPT. 1768
  AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
IDEN ALICE DAUGHTER
OF EDWARD AND
LAURENTIA MUDDLE
DIED THE 28th JANY. 1770
AGED 6 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZ. SISSELL MUDDLE
DIED 21st JUNE 1771
AGED 7 MONTHS
"Right Dear and Precious in his Light,
He always doth esteem,
The death of all his Holy ones,
Whatever men do deem"

Rear
WILLIAM MUDDLE DIED SEPT.
THE 26th 1780 AGED 5 YEARS
GEORGE MUDDLE DIED NOV.
THE 9th 1780 AGED 1 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
JOHN HOLMDEN DIED THE 3rd DAY OF
DECEMBER 1815 AGED 69 YEARS
MARY M. R. MUDDLE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY MUDDLE
DIED THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1849 AGED 5 YEARS
HENRY GEORGE MUDDLE
DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1853 AGED 5 MONTHS
PERCY WILLIAMS
DIED THE 17th OF JANUARY 1855 AGED 20 YEARS
GORDON WILLIAMS
DIED THE 18th OF MAY 1858 AGED 21 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 13th September 1768
Elizabeth Sissell, of Gillingham, Spinster.
   All of her estate to niece, Laurentia Holmden of Gillingham, Spinster; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Taylor, (mark of) and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 27th October 1768. Laurentia is now wife of Edward Muddle

167.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
MR. EDWARD MUDDLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1821
IN THE 80th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS LAURENTIA MUDDLE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND IDEN HOLMDEN
DIED THE 2nd DAY OF APRIL 1831
AGED 83 YEARS
IDEN MUDDLE DIED THE 15th OF JANUARY
1854 IN THE 77th YEAR OF HER AGE
EDWARD MUDDLE DIED THE 17th OF
JANUARY 1857 IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 16th November 1819 and 12th February 1855
Edward Muddle of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   To wife, Laurentia, if she survives him, all of his estate. After her death, estate to be divided among his children, as follows: to sons Edward and John, his shipwright yard with wharf and hard attached and buildings, now in his own occupation, also the house adjoining the back of his own house, occupied by John Norman, also piece of meadow adjoining shipyard, and blacksmith's forge and kiln, in equal shares.
To son James, 2 houses adjoining his own house, occupied by Frederick Ruckert and Widow Hillard, with small chamber , occupied by testator over the kitchen of Ruckert's house, also use of a well at Norman's house.
   To daughter, Iden, 4 houses at the top of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, occupied by Widow Erith, JamesSmith, Robert Robertson and Nathaniel Osiger ?.
   To daughter, Laurentia, house occupied by her brother, John, adjoining house given to Iden. To daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Chenoweth, Agent of the Naval Hospital at Cape of Good Hope, house adjoining one given to Lauretia, occupied by Widow Loft.
   All his plate, linen, household furniture to his wife, but if she does not survive him, then divided equally among his children.
   Rest and residue, and personal estate, to his executors, debts and funeral costs, etc., to be paid , what remains to his executors equally shared. Sons, Edward, John and James are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Dulake, Edward Froud and Thomas Couves.
   Proved 9th July 1822

Edward Muddle of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   His share of Munstead House, occupied by himself, and 2 cottages adjoining the back of the latter, both occupied by James Wellar ? and piece of ground, now used as a garden, about 1 acre.
   Also a wharf and buildings occupied by John Adams, all near the bottom of Gad's Hill. His share of house in Waterside Lane,occupied by West, Haywood, Hawkings and Haywood and Masters. Also cottages on Gad's Hill, occupied by Isaac Linett and Durling, to his brother and sister, James and Laurentia for their lives. After their deaths, then to niece Anna Muddle daughter of brother, John. Residue, personal estate and household goods and furniture to brother and sister, James and Laurentia; after their deaths then to niece Anna.
   Nieces Anna and Elizabeth Muddle, both daughters of brother John are executors.
   Witnesses: James Tulvay?,Surgeon of Brompton and Matthew Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 17th September 1857

168.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LAURENTIA ALICE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN CHENOWETH, R. N.
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF JUNE 1836
AGED 16 YEARS
"Then shall the dust return to the earth,
As it was; and the Spirit shall return unto,
God, who giveth it

In the will of Edward Muddle, (1819), John Chenoweth is described as , "Agent for H.M. Navy Hospital, Cape of Good Hope"

169.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY CECELIA
FOURTH DAUGHTER OF
CLARENCE AND JANE RHIND
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1856
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES BAIKIE
THEIR ELDEST SON WHO DIED
AT BOMBAY 21st OCTOBER 1855
AGED 36 YEARS
OF CLARENCE DONLEVY
THEIR SECOND SON WHO WAS
DROWNED OFF MACAO 29th SEPTEMBER
1842 AGED 22 YEARS
OF WILLIAM DOUGLAS
THEIR THIRD SON WHO DIED IN
SCOTLAND 1st DECEMBER 1854
AGED 30 YEARS
AND OF
ELEANOR JOHNSTONE LEWIS AND
EDWARD DOWNES WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY AND ARE BURIED IN
CHATHAM CHURCHYARD
ELEANOR WIDOW OF PETER SMITH, ESQ.
LIEUTENANT IN THE LATE ROYAL
ARTILLERY DRIVERS AND GRAND MOTHER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED CHILDREN OF
CLARENCE AND JANE RHIND
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1858
AGED 80 YEARS

Clarence Rhind, of Chatham Hill, was a Clerk in H. M. Dockyard. (Bagshaw's Directory 1847)

170.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE CAROLINE ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ANNE MARIA HOWES
WHO DIED THE 11th OF JANUARY 1818
AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO OF MARY ANNE THIRD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 17th OF JANUARY 1830
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS

171.   Chest Tomb

EDMUND LARKIN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF NOVR.
1779 AGED 43 YEARS
CATHERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF JANY.
1821 AGED 77 YEARS
ANN PIKE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 24th OF OCTOBER 1796
AGED 26 YEARS
BETSY DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND ELIZABETH LARKIN
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
EDMUND AND CATHERINE LARKIN
DIED THE 28th OF APRIL 1821
AGED 19 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROFFWAY
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
EDMUND AND CATHERINE LARKIN
DIED THE 14th OF JUNE 1822
AGED 54 YEARS

Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MR. CHARLES LARKIN*
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1833
AGED 57

Panel
MRS
ELIZABETH LARKIN
DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1854
AGED 83 YEARS

Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE
JOHN WINSTON PIKE
(HUSBAND OF THE SAID
ANN PIKE)
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1835
AGED 73 YEARS

Charles Larkin was an Auctioneer and an enthusiastic supporter of the 1832 Electoral Reform Bill. An obelisk, to his memory, was erected on Gad's Hill at Higham, which survives to this day.

172.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
FAITH HURST
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF MAY 1777
AGED 80 YEARS
MR. CHRISTOPHER HODGEDOTT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER
THE 14th 1790 AGED 85 YEARS
& 10 MONTHS
MRS. MARY MARTIN DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER THE 14th 1792
AGED 72 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY
OF EDMUND LARKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. 25th 1779 AGED 43 YEARS

173.   Headstone and Foot Stone

NEAR
THIS PLACE LIETH THE REMAINS
OF
MR EDWARD OWDEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF APRIL 1816
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MR RICHARD TURPIN
WHO DIED ON THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER
1818 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO
MRS CATHERINE RICH
WHO DIED ON THE 13th OF FEBRUARY
1853 AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN HANDRYN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 6th 1854
AGED 67 YEARS
SINCERELY REGRETTED AND BELOVED

Edward Owden, Tailor of Brompton, (1793 Universal British Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th September 1818
Richard Turpin of Brompton, Joiner
   To wife Ann his houses in Fort Pitt Street, Chatham and his own house in Brompton, for her life. After her death, then to his children in equal shares.
   Wife also has all monies, household goods and furniture and rest and residue for her and their children's support and for placing out apprentice when necessary. Wife and good friend Henry Hillard of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, C. Owden and Seth Simmons
   Proved 1st February 1819. Power reserved to Henry Hillard.

174.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WILLIAMS, BLACKSMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SUDDENLY JULY 13th 1794
AGED 37 YEARS
"Oh ! Reader, stop and drop a tear,
Think on the corpse that slumbers here,
And when you read the fate of Mee,
Think on the glass that runs for Thee,
Grieve not for me my bosom Friend,
Christ will be your husband & good Friend."
ALSO THOMAS COX, JUNR. DIED THE 27th JANY. 1807
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE LATE ROBERT TAW, GUNNER
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WILLIAMS
AND THOMAS COX WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th OF
NOVEMBER 1843 AGED 75 YEARS
SHE WAS A FRIEND TO THE FATHERLESS CHILDREN AND
WIDOWS AND DESERVEDLY RESPECTED BY MANY FRIENDS
SHE DIED IN PEACE

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH COX
WHO DIED THE 12th OF AUG. 1805 AGED 72 YEARS
THOMAS COX HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 19th SEPTEMBER 1807 AGED 69 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 24th January 1807 and 5th February 1807
Thomas Cox, Junior of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   After debts and funeral costs etc., are paid, all monies, wages due, household goods and furniture, etc., personal estate, real estate to wife Mary, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses; George Conquest, Richard Hillyer and Robert Bryant, Junior.
   Proved 18th December 1807

Thomas Cox, Senior, of Gillingham, Rope Maker.
   Executer is daughter in law, Mary widow of late son, Thomas. All of his estate, including wages from H. M. Dockyard, to her.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer and John Sommerton.
   Proved 18th December 1807

175.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF WILLIAM BROWN
WHO DIED THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1752 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DIED THE 22nd OF
SEPTEMBER 1788 AGED 68 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM BROWN
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 22nd OF JANUARY1791
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THREE SONS OF THE ABOVE, TWO OF WHOM DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY, VIZ. THOMAS AND HENRY
DANIEL DIED THE 18th OF NOVEMBER 1801
AGED 18 YEARS

176.   Headstone , Body Stone and Plain Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARTNELL
LATE SHIPWRIGHT IN H. M. YARD
CHATHAM
WHO DIED APRIL 23rd 1832 AGED 43 YEARS
AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1854 AGED 61 YEARS
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to
put confidence in Man"
ALSO TO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
AS SEAMAN ON BOARD H. M. SHIP EREBUS
IN THE ILL FATED EXPEDITION UNDER
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
HIS REMAINS LIE BURIED ON BEECHEY ISLAND
IN THE ARTIC SEAS
WHERE HIS SURVIVING SHIPMATES
PLACED THE FOLLOWING INSCRIPTION
"DIED JANY. 4Th 1846
JOHN HARTNELL, A. B.
H. M. SHIP EREBUS AGED 26 YEARS"
"Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, consider your ways"
ALSO THOMAS BROTHER OF THE
ABOVE AND LIKEWISE ONE OF THE CREW
OF THE UNFORTUNATE EREBUS WHOSE FATE
NO DISCOVERY HAS YET BEEN MADE
HE WAS BORN MARCH 12th 1823

A few decades ago the bodies of John Hartnell and another crewman, in an exercise of doubtful taste, were exhumed and pictures of the well preserved bodies, (buried in permanently frozen ground), were widely publicised.

177.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR LACKLAND MCMILLAN
LATE OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JULY
1854
AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th December 1845
Lachlan McMillan, Carpenter in the Royal Navy, now in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham.
To wife, Ann, all of his estate.
Witnesses: Thomas Nevill and Alexander Sullivan, Resident Householders of Chatham.
Affidavit 14th August 1854
Alexander Sullivan, retired Gunner, R. N., is sworn.
He confirms he was present, with the other witness, when testator signed will and that he and the other witness signed in testator's presence.
Proved 15th August 1854

178.   Headstone

MARY CATHERINE
DAUGHTER OF G. & C. WEATHERALL
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 5th MAY 1800
AGED 3 YEARS

179.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
[SARAH] WIFE OF ISAAC CLARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 22nd 1769
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED NOV. 177[   ] AGED [    ] YEARS
LIKEWISE JOSEPH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 177[   ] AGED [    ] YEARS
GEORGE CLARK DIED APRIL THE 10th
1779 AGED 6 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS

180.   Headstone

MRS
ANN PAYNE
WIFE OF PHILIP PAYNE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th MARCH 1780
AGED 49 YEARS

181.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WATKINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st NOV. 1802
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS, JOHN, JAMES, MARY ANN
AND JOHN CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO SUSANNA* WIFE OF THOMAS WATKINS
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1852 AGED 58 YEARS
*I presume that Susanna is the daughter in law of Thomas Watkins, died 1802?

Thomas Watkins was a Grocer in Brompton, (Universal British Directory 1793)

182.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR JAMES STURGEON
OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 10th
1807 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO 4 SONS WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT SURVIVING 5 SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
"Farewell the Partner of my Heart,
The time is come that we must Part,
And when you come my Grave to see,
Prepare yourselves to Follow me"

183.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
ANN MARIA DRAYSON
WIFE OF
WILLIAM DRAYSON
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 3rd OF APRIL
1857
AGED 73 YEARS

184.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR F. LOVETT
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF NOV. 1799
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM LOVETT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF OCTOBER 1800
AGED 5 YEARS

185.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SALLY KEYS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 28th 1809
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH NEWNHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER
16th 1818 AGED 82 YEARS

186.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS PANKHURST 2nd MAN
CHANG'D THE 19th OF MAY 1774
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH PANKHURST
HIS WIFE CHANG'D THE 5th OF MAY 1790
AGED 82 YEARS
ETERNITY
ALSO MR IVETT PANKHURST
THEIR SON CHANG'D THE 3rd FEB. 1798
AGED 48 YEARS
LATE 2nd MAN IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK
YARD CHATHAM

Deanery of Shoreham Wills, dated 21st January 1772 and 21st April 1794
Thomas Pankhurst of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   To wife Sarah, the use of his house and furniture, pay due from H.M. Dockyard and other monies, for life. To son Thomas the front house in Brompton High Street; to son Ivett, the back house adjoining the latter. To daughters Martha and Catherine, after death of his wife, all furniture, plate, linen, etc., watch, clock, books, equally shared.
   If his wife dies before his apprentice's (James Gratton), time is served, then profits from his apprenticeship to his daughter Martha. Martha is to have her room in his house, while she remains single.
   "Loving friends", Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Hull are executors.
   Witnesses: John Jeffery, John? Tovery and James Clifton
   Proved June 1774

Ivett Pankhurst of Brompton, Shipwright.
   Desires to be buried in Gillingham Churchyard. To brother Thomas, a shipwright, in H.M. Dockyard, Plymouth, all his clothes, watch and gold ring. To sister, Martha Adams, widow, his books, half of his pictures and 1 guinea for a gold ring. To sister Ann Happerfield, half of his pictures and 1 guinea for a gold ring. To brother in law, Robert Happerfield, 1 guinea for a gold ring. To sister Catherine Pankhurst, his house consisting two dwellings in Brompton High Street,, also all wages due from H.M. Dockyard, plus wages and profits from apprentice, William Edwards or apprentice at time of his death. Also all ready money and debts. Executors, Thomas Colchester, Currier of Chatham and William Tapley, Gentleman of Brompton.
   Witnesses: Daniel Skillett, William Bower and William Grinsted.
   Proved 27th April 1798. Value of estate less than £100.

187.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALLEME
NATIVE OF DUNKIRK WHO DIED ON BOARD
THE SANDWICH PRISON SHIP THE 5th DAY
OF MARCH 1807 AGED 60 YEARS

188.   Low Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOS. BLENKINSOP
WHO DIED 2nd JAN. 1737
AGED 26 YEARS

189.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HANDLY
WHO DIED 29th SEPTEMBER
1855
AGED 50 YEARS
"Jesus have Mercy,
May he Rest in Peace"

190.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF PETER ENDEDINE
A CAPTAIN IN THE FRENCH NAVY BORN
AT CORMEAL IN THE SEINE OF FRANCE
DIED ON BOARD H.M. PRISON SHIP SANDWICH 4th MARCH 1809
AGED 45 YEARS

191.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH BROTHERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th JULY 1853
AGED 77 YEARS
WIDOW OF THE LATE
MR PHILIP BROTHERSON
FORMERLY BAND MASTER OF THE
CHATHAM DIVISION OF
ROYAL MARINES

192.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND
CATHERINE BROWN
DIED 15th MAY 1832
AGED 3 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
WILLIAM THOMAS BROWN
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 22nd SEPT. 1833
AGED 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO CATHERINE BROWN
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JULY 1836 AGED 2 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BROWN
DIED NOV. 21st 1812
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN BROWN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1847
AGED 52 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 5th January 1847
John Brown, Victualler of Brompton.
All of his estate to wife Catherine.
Witness: (only one), Thomas Dampier (?)

Affidavit: Josiah Farthing, Cooper of Gillingham, is sworn. He confirms the handwriting and signature is that of John Brown.
Proved 4th April 1849 granted to Catherine Brown

193.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF
EDWARD STUBBING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
23rd OF MARCH 1845
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD STUBBING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
26th OF NOVEMBER 1846
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BANES
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1856
AGED 2 YEARS
"Resurgam"

194.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR RICHARD BARRON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. THE 3rd 1793
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO ANN BARRON WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3rd DAY OF JANUARY 1809
AGED 63 YEARS
RICHARD BARRON SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE THE 28th 1791
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF MR WILL. BARRON
(LATE OF TICEHURST, SUSSEX) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 28th OF FEBY. 1822 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR WILLIAM BARRON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1848 AGED 83 YEARS

195.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH WHATLEY
WHO DIED THE 19th OF MAY 1808
AGED 20 YEARS AND NINE MONTHS
"Farewell, Fond Friend,
To weep for one is Vain,
We only Part on Earth,
In Heaven to Meet again"

196.   Headstone

I.H.S.
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WALKER RUSSELL
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1856
AGED 62 YEARS
"Jesus have Mercy on him.
May he Rest in Peace! Amen"
ALSO OF
MARGARET WALKER RUSSELL
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1841
AGED 2 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to come unto Me,
For of such id the Kingdom of Heaven"
Matt. XIX 14

197.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR DANIEL HARDING
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1859
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1850
AGED 66 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
ALSO NINE GRAND CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

198.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY GRANT
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1772 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO MR LEWIS GRANT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th FEB. 1798 AGED 74 YEARS

199.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF JOHN SIMS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 2nd JANY. 1800 AGED 28 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER
MARY REEVES SIMS
"Mt Dear is gone to his Eternal Rest,
Wherein I Hope he is Forever Blest,
But I his Mournful Wife are Left Behind,
And by his Transitory Life am Confin'd,
Tho' rather had Expir'd for to Save,
My Loving Husband from the Cold Grave,
But here I do in Expectation wait,
To meet my Love at Celestial Gate"

200.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM BUCK
LATE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT
OF HIS MAJESTY'S NAVAL YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHERE HE SERVED FOR A PERIOD OF
FORTY THREE YEARS
WHO DIED ON THE 9th DECEMBER 1841
AGED 73 YEARS
AMY DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
THOMAS AND MARY WOODS
AND WIDOW OF THE LATE
THOMAS STRONG
OF WELFORD, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
DIED 25th AUGUST 1851
AGED 61 YEARS

1838 Pigot's Directory, William Buck, Inspector of Shipwrights

 

M.I.s numbers 201 to 300

201.   Headstone and Body Stone

THOMAS WOODS
DIED THE 16th OF AUGUST 1764 AGED 72 YEARS
ANN HIS WIFE DIED THE 16th OF NOVEMBER
1780 AGED 74 YEARS
WILLM. THEIR SON DIED THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER
1791 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WOODS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 1st OF JULY 1840 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO AMY WIFE OF THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS WOODS
WHO DIED ON THE 5th SEPTEMBER 1849 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLM. SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS AND AMY
WOODS WHO DIED THE 27th APRIL 1856 AGED 61 YEARS
AND SARAH AMY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WILLIM.
WHO DIED THE 12th JULY 1856 AGED 23 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 8th September 1761
Thomas Woods of Chatham, Gentleman
   All his real estate to wife, Ann, for her life. After her death, to son George and daughter, Hannah, shared equally. Property consists 4 houses, in Middle Street, Brompton, lately occupied by Peter Dodson, Sawyer; Thomas Thomas, Joiner; David Penfold, Sawyer and Richard Hogg, Blacksmith.
   Two other properties, converted into 4 dwellings, in Middle Street, Chatham, occupied by testator; John Whiting, Peruke Maker; John Gates, Sawyer and Robert Dadd, Shipwright, to daughter Hannah, for ever. After payment of debts, funeral, etc., residue of ready money, investments, household goods, etc., to wife Ann for life. After her death, to his children and grandchildren, as follows: ready money and bonds, one third to son George, one third to daughter, Hannah, the remaining third to daughter Christian Springfield and her two children, William and Ann, in equal shares. After his wife's death, his plate, cutlery and residue of personal estate and household goods, to daughter Hannah.
   William Boucher of Strood, Mariner and Henry Robbins of Chatham, Caulker are executors.
   Witnesses: Mary Dodd, Richard Hodshon and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 13th September 1764

202.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES STONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF NOVEMBER 1775
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN KIBBLE
FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE BUT
AFTERWARDS OF JAMES KIBBLE
SHE DIED THE 8th OF APRIL 1820
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL OF THE CHILDREN
OF THE SAID JAMES STONE
AND ANN KIBBLE

203.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY FITZPATRICK
WIDOW OF
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H. M. SHIP
DEFENCE ON BOARD OF WHICH SHIP
HE WAS KILLED
ON THE FIRST OF JUNE 1794
SHE DIED ON THE 6th OF DECEMBER 1827
AGED 76 YEARS

204.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BARBARA MEARS
WIFE OF
THOMAS BALDWIN SUMMERFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th OF MARCH 1845
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS BALDWIN SUMMERFIELD
WHO DIED AT RAINHAM 19th JULY 1858
AGED 67 YEARS
DEEPLY LAMENTED

205.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN CHAPMAN
FARMER
LATE OF THE PARISH OF STOKE
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1858
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ANN CHAPMAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1858
AGED 71 YEARS

206.   Small Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JANE, DAUGH.
OF EDWARD AND SARAH HONEY
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1855 AGED 5 YEARS

207.   Ledger (Very Worn)

TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
THOMAS WILLIAM
BULLBROOK
WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER
18 [   ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
BULLBROOK
WHO DIED [    ] AUGUST
18[40]
AGED [    ] YEARS

Bullbrook was Registrar of Births and Deaths (1838 Pigot's Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th May 1840
Thomas Bullbrook of Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, Gentleman.
   To nephew Richard Gooding of Woolwich, Labourer, £20; to servant Harriet Martin, if she is with him at time of his death, £5; to William Vine of Ordnance Place, Chatham, Rope Maker, his 8 day clock. All his ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., and all residue of real and personal estate, shared equally between his half sister, Mary Gooding, Spinster, now living with him, and Martha Foster wife of George Messenger Foster of 13 New Street, Vincent Square, London, Police Sergeant. Mary Gooding is executor.
   Witnesses: James Blackadder and M. S, Stephens.
   Proved 24th August 1840

208.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS HONEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF APRIL 1856
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
MRS SOPHIA HONEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF APRIL 1859
AGED 68 YEARS

209.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BROOKING
LATE FOREMAN OF SMITHS
IN HER MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD
CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st APRIL 1858
AGED 69 YEARS

210.   Brick Chest Tomb?


WATCHURST

WM.
WATCHURST
DIED 20th OCT. 1820
AGED 54 YEARS

Other Side
ALSO ELIZTH. WIFE OF THE AFORESAID WM. WATCHURST
DIED 4th AUGUST 1818 AGED 48 YEARS
LEFT TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER

211.   Ledger

MR JOHN ASHLY
DIED THE 5th JULY 1809 AGED 51 YEARS
"Lord what is Man that thou has such respect unto,
Him or the Son of Man that thou regarded him."
ALSO THE BODY OF MRS ANN ASHLY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEB. 6th 1818 AGED 68 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 24th September 1808
   To wife Ann all of his estate, real and personal, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer, Edward Hamiss and John Sommerton
   Proved 2nd December 1809. Value under £600

212.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR GEORGE HOWARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st DECEMBER 1806 AGED 27 YEARS
"Farewell Vain World I have known enough of thee,
And now I'm cured of what thou say'st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thy power I fear,
My cares are past, my head lies ? here,
What faults you saw in me take care to shun,
And look at home, enough there to be done."

213.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ENSIGN GEORGE BATTINE
HONBLE. E. I. C. ENGINEERS
AND JAMES HIS BROTHER
APPOINTED TO THE BENGAL CAVALRY
WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
15th DECEMBER 1855
AGED 21 AND 18 YEARS
"The Hand of the Lord have wrought this,
Nevertheless, Jesus said who so ever liveth,
And believeth in me shall never died"

214.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SUTTON VINALL
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1849
AGED 52
"Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of Man,
Cometh at an hour when ye think not"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd June 1841
Thomas Sutton Vinall of Chatham Dock Yard
   All his real estate to wife Ann, for life. After her death, to his only child, Ann Lydia. But if his daughter dies before she is 21,and unmarried or without issue, then to his own right heirs. He authorises his wife or his executor, if she is dead, during his daughter's minority, to grant leases on his real estate, not exceeding 21 years. He has life insurance at the Kent Insurance Office, for £500, and also in the General Medical and General Insurance Co., for another £500. He directs that the total sum of £1,000 and any other money of stock he may have at death, be used to pay off any debt due on mortgage, etc. Residue of personal estate to his wife. She and his brother John are executors.
   Witnesses: John Martin and J. H. Mardon?
   Affidavit dated 27th September 1849
   John Martin of the Admiralty, Somerset House, is sworn. He confirms he was present with the other witness when Vinall signed the will and that he and the other witness signed the will in Vinall's presence.
   Proved 1st October 1849

215.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS SUTTON
WHO DIED THE 31st OF OCT. 1792
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN
MARY, THOMAS AND JAMES
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ANN SUTTON DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 14th SEPT. 1797
AGED 28 YEARS
ROSE VINALL GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE THOMAS SUTTON WHO DIED
THE 21st MARCH 1807 AGED 13 MONTHS
MRS JUDITH SUTTON WIFE OF THE
ABOVE MR THOMAS SUTTON
DIED THE 3rd OF JANY. 1812 AGED 82 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th March 1776
Thomas Sutton of Brompton, Victualler.
   His freehold and leasehold of copy-hold estate, to wife Judith, for life. After her death, then to his two daughters, Judith and Ann, for ever. Residue of ready money, investments, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, household goods and personal estate, after funeral expenses, etc., to his wife. She and her brother, Thomas Moss of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors.
   Witnesses: Anton Radiger, James Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton.
   Proved22nd November 1792. Power reserved to Thomas Moss.

216.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BENTINCK KNIGHT SON OF LIEUT. WILLIAM KNIGHT
R. N.
WHO DIED THE 11th OF AUGUST 1819
AGED 11 YEARS
LOUISA WIFE OF LIEUT. KNIGHT
& MOTHER OF THE ABOVE GEORGE
DIED THE 1st OF FEBRUARY 1826
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SAYERS KNIGHT
WHO DIED IN THE WEST INDIES 1824
AGED 22 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND LOUISA KNIGHT
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1845
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KNIGHT COMMANDER R. N.
WHO DIED 6th MAY 1846
AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 24th December 1845
William Knight, Commander, Royal Navy.
   The daughters, Louisa, Elizabeth and Charlotte Knight, all of his estate, equally shared.
   Lieut. William Chamberlain and daughter Elizabeth are executors.
   Witnesses: H. Gittings, Gillingham and John Large, Gillingham
   Affidavit: Henry Gittings, Lieut. R. N. is sworn, confirms will is in Knight's hand and that he and other witness were present when the will was signed and witnessed.
   Proved 26th June 1846. Power reserved to Elizabeth Knight.

217.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MR DAVID TASSELL
LATE MASTER HOUSE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD, SHEERNESS DIED THE 23rd OF JUNE 1786
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF MR DAVID TASSELL
DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1752 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO DEBORAH WIFE OF MR JOHN KING
MASTER HOUSE CARPENTER OF THE ABOVE DOCK YARD
AND DAUGHTER OF DAVID AND MARY TASSELL
OBT. THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1792 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
MR JOHN KING HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DEBORAH KING DIED 31st MAY 1823 IN THE
78th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st August 1811
John King, Master House Carpenter of H. M. Dockyard, Sheerness.
   Desires to be buried "on the coffin of my late beloved wife in the Churchyard of Gillingham".
   To niece Maria Rudd of Sheerness, wife of Captain Rudd, West Suffolk Militia, after debts and funeral costs, his ready money, wages due, household furniture and household goods, including books and pictures, and personal estate.
   Rents from his properties at Blue Town, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, occupied by John Stunt or Sturt, and two small properties at the back occupied by John Sparrow and John Maddocks. The latter to be sold and £100 from sale to be paid to Ann Stunt or Sturt. All debts owed by her husband John are forgiven. Residue of money to Maria Rudd. Money in Bank of England to be converted into annuity and paid to Mrs [       ] late Richardson, her late father was Henry Grainger of Eastchurch.
   Nephew Christopher Hayes of Fenchurch St., London and Maria Rudd are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Sale and William Brinsted

Codicil dated 6th May 1813
   He had given Maria Rudd all his ready money, household goods and personal estate, this is confirmed. But this bequest not to be subject to present husband's or future husband's control.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pine, Chaplain of the Zealand Convict Ship, Sheerness and P. Cullen, Surgeon.
   Proved 20th June1823. Power reserved to Christopher Hayes

218.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS VIVION ESQ.
LATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED THE 15th OF JANUARY 1824
AGED 77 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated3rd March 1823
Thomas Vivion, Purser, R. N.
   To wife, Rebecca, all money due and all of his estate. Wife and eldest son, Lieut. Colonel, John Vivion, Royal Artillery, are executors.
   Witnesses: William Jennis and William Ball, Adjutant, Royal Marines
   Proved 14th April 1824 Power reserved to Rebecca Vivion.

219.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR DAUGHTER OF
LIEUT. JOSEPH COXWELL
OF THE ROYAL NAVY
AND OF ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1814
AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO MARY BARNS
THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DIED ON THE 7th
DAY OF NOV. 1814 AGED 7 ? YEARS
ALSO ANN COXWELL
THIRD DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 6th DAY OF DECEMBER
1817 AGED SIX YEARS

220.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. JOSEPH COXWELL
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 9th JUNE 1832
AGED 55 YEARS
DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HIS WIDOW
AND NUMEROUS FAMILY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th April 1829
Joseph Coxwell of Gillingham.
   To wife Ann, all household goods and furniture and all house contents and effects.
   Residue divided, one third to wife, two thirds to wife, brothers, Rev. Thomas Coxwell and Edward Coxwell, upon trust. Trustees to pay one fifth to son, Charles at 21 years. Remainder to be shared equally among his 4 other children ,Susan, Catherine, John and Henry at 21 years on day of marriage (girls). In meantime, money to be invested in Public Funds and interest to go towards childrens maintenance and education until they are 21.
   His wife and two brothers are executors.
   Witnesses: Nathaniel Alherlon and Richard Godwin
   Proved 20th August 1832

221.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CHARLES M. P. FLANAGAN
DIED THE 11th APRIL 1810
AGED 10 MONTHS

222.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN FLOOD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 10th DECEMBER 1743
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 7th MAY 1749
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO TWO DAUGHTERS VIZ
MARY AND JUDITH
MARY     27th JAN. 1740     26
DIED AGED
JUDITH     19th AUG. 1749     18
ALSO STEPHEN FLOOD
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF APRIL 1751
AGED 33 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 15th January 1743
Stephen Flood of Gillingham, House Carpenter.
   To wife Mary, all household goods, furniture and utensils, ready money, investments and personal estate. She to bring up their two children, Thomas and Ann until they are 21 years old. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Holden, Senior and John Holden, Scrivener.
   Proved January 1743.

223.   Chest Tomb (Railed)

Ledger
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SIMMONS
OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN
WHO DIED THE 19th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1814 AGED 73 YEARS
ANN SIMMONS MEARS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 27th 1830
AGED 15 YEARS
ELEANOR JANE MEARS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 10th 1833
AGED 12 YEARS
MRS ELIZABETH SIMMONS
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 22nd OF FEBRUARY
1837 AGED 81 YEARS

End? Panel
IN MEMORY OF
CRITTALL BETSEY
SIMMONS
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM SMITH R.E.D.*
WHO DIED [ not cut ]
AGED [     ] YEARS
ALSO
INTERRED IN THIS VAULT
AUGUSTUS F.W.S. SMITH
THE ONLY AND DEARLY
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th DEC. 1860
IN HIS 15th YEAR
* Royal Engineers Department ?

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE SIMMONS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF LIEUT. ROBERT HUGHES
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND ELIZTH. SIMMONS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1843
AGED 26 YEARS
ELIZABETH SIMMONS HUGHES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED IN HER INFANCY

End? Panel
IN MEMORY OF
ADY MEARS
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM SIMMONS
WHO DIED THE 25th OCTOBER 1855 AGED 70 YEARS

Ady Mears, Farmer of Gad's Hill, (1838 Wright's Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, dated 25th March 1814
William Simmons, of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To wife Elizabeth one sixth of a house and 96 acres in Harrietsham, occupied by William Webb, also two pieces of land in Strood and Frindsbury occupied by William Cable and Edward Bates, for ever. His other freeholds in Gillingham or elsewhere, to his "good friends", William Cooper of Stockbury, Yeoman, John Jordan of Milton near Sittingbourne, Auctioneer and William Peter King of Rochester, Chemist, upon trust. They to sell property to raise £1,000, they to pay this within 12 months of his death to his daughter, Crittal Betsy Meers, wife of Adey Meers of Chilham, Farmer.
   Rents of his other real estate to his wife for life. After her death, then to daughter Crittal for her life. After her death for the benefit of her surviving children. If all die before reaching 21, then to the benefit of his brother's and sister's children. To his wife, a leasehold held from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, about 20 acres in Chatham, occupied by James Best Esq., for her lifetime. After her death then to daughter Crittal. To sister Elizabeth Lawrence, £10. All ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china etc., to his wife.
   Witnesses: Henry Ditchburn, J Stephens and H Stephens.
   Proved 13th December 1814.

224.   Tall Pedestal, topped with Draped Urn, Large Ledger "Entrance to Vault"
                This monument is today (2015) worn very smooth


Tapley


TAPLEY

"FIDES IN DEO"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TAPLEY, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 10th 1815
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF
PHILADELPHIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TAPLEY, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 5th 1832
AGED 74 YEARS

Another Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BURFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th JULY 1849
AGED 50 YEARS
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN BURFORD
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND PHILADLEPHIA TAPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 6th 1837
AGED 43 YEARS

Another Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JULIA HELEN TAPLEY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM TAPLEY, ESQ., M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 16th 1842
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TAPLEY , ESQ., M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 6th 1844
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th September 1812
William Tapley
   Wife, Philadelphia and son William, friend, Pierce Edgcumbe, Clerk H.M. Dockyard, Chatham are executors and trustees. To Pierce Edgcumbe, £10, as a small token of esteem and acknowledgement for his kindness in agreeing to be an executor. To son William, £500; to daughter Mary Ann, £500 at 21 years. To wife, use of household goods and contents, for life. After her death, or remarriage, then equally shared by his son and daughter.
   His farm, Stonehurst in Heathfield, Sussex, occupied by John Baker; this was devised to testator by John Hepden and all other houses and lands (including property on Chatham Hill) to his trustees, upon trust. Edgcumbe, his heirs and assigns, is to maintain the trust to preserve the trust. Wife is to have benefit of the property for life. After her death or remarriage, the property to be sold and divided into two parts, to Pierce Edgcumbe for lifetime of son William. Son to have rents of half of property for life. After his son's death, then to all his children , equally divided. In default of children, then in trust, for daughter Mary Ann to receive rents of half the property for life. After her death, then to her children, equally shared. In default of children, to his own right heirs for ever.
   The other half, after death of remarriage of wife, then upon trust, to use of their daughter, for life.
After her death, to her children, equally divided. In default of children, then upon trust, for use of their son for life. After his death, then to his children, equally shared. In default of children, then to his own right heirs. These properties can be sold with approval of wife and children. Proceeds to be invested in Bank of England. Interest to persons entitled under the trust.
   Residue of monies, goods, chattels and personal estate, subject to payment of debts and funeral, etc., to wife, son and Pierce Edgcumbe, upon trust; wife to have dividends for life as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage she is to have an annuity of £30.
   Residue of personal estate, equally shared between his children. If either are dead, then their share to their children. More detailed trust rules follows.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Rochester, J. Cope and William Lewis, Clerks to Messrs. Hussey and Lewis.

Codicil dated 4th March 1814
   After the death of his wife trustees to sell all his houses at Chatham Hill, occupied by Edward Terry and others and to apply the money raised to the benefit of such people as are entitled in his will. If after the death of his wife, and his son and daughter have no lawful issue, then profits of half of his real estate, excluding the above property, for nephew and niece, James Tapley and Mary Ann Mouverley, son and daughter of his late brother James, for their lives equally shared. After both their deaths then equally shared among their children. If they die without issue then upon trust. The other half of his real estate then for the benefit of his great nephews and great nieces, John Knox, Theodosia Knox, Sarah Knox, Mary Knox, Erasmus Knox and Priscilla Knox, children of his late niece Elizabeth Knox, also for Sturgess Kincaid son of his late niece Ann Kincaid, for their lives equally shared.
   In case of the death of his son and daughter without any lawful issue, the residue of his personal estate, after wife's death, upon trust, for the use of same persons entitled before.
   Residue of real estate as laws of equity will admit.
   Witnesses: J Smith, Brompton, D B Lewis, Rochester and William Whittle.
   Proved 16th August 1815.
Note in margin dated 4th June 1851
   Will was not administered by Philadelphia Tapley. Administration granted to Mary Ann Burford, wife of Thomas Burford, formerly Mary Ann Tapley, residuary legatee in the will.
   Mother Philadelphia, brother William, and seemingly, Edgcumbe all dead.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, not dated
William Tapley, M.D.
   This consists a list of bonds purchased from the Mayor, Jurats, Bailiffs and Burgesses of Queenborough. There are 18 bonds totalling £5,050 all at 5%, dated between June 1830 and December 1838.The bonds are in the hands of Mr Thomas Burford, his brother in law, in trust, for Mrs Jane Kent, after testator's death.
   Witnesses: William Ransom, Jemima Nash Jenkins, Milton House, Milton, Gravesend.
   On 6th May 1846 Administration granted to Rossetta Philadelphia Tapley, Spinster the only and natural daughter of the testator. Testator was of Gravesend and Doctor of Medicine.

225.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILL. BULL
LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
PRINCESS ROYAL DIED 13th APRIL 1768
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF MATTHEW CHARLES
DIED 27th DECEMBER 1777
AGED 26 YEARS

226.   Ledger

THOMAS
SON OF
OCTAVIUS & HARRIET CAREY
DIED MARCH 12th 1825
AGED 2 YEARS AND EIGHT DAYS
"Of such is the Kingdom of God"

227.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DOROTHY THE WIFE OF MATTHEW
TILDEN OF THIS PARISH WHO DI
ED JULY 25th 1689 AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
MATTHEW TILDEN OF THIS
PARISH YEOMAN WHO DIED
NOVEMBER THE 26th 1715 AGED
73 YEARS

228.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BANFIELD
WHO DIED 19th DECEMBER 1858
AGED 34 YEARS
"When Christ who,is our life shall
appear then shall ye also appear,
with Him in Glory"

229.   Ledger

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR JOHN BYHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF FEBRUARY 1817
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE SAID
MR JOHN BYHAM
WHO DIED ON THE 9th APRIL 1843
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BYHAM, JUNIOR
SON OF THE SAID
JOHN & ELIZABETH BYHAM
WHO DIED ON THE
28th NOVEMBER 1852
AGED 64 YEARS

John Byham, Junior, Foreman of Works, Royal Engineers Department, (1838 Pigot's Directory)

230.   Headstone and Body Stones

M.S.
THOMAS TONKEN, ESQ.
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
DIED SEPT. 4th 1791
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO HIS TWO SONS
WILLIAM DIED JULY 18th 1770
AGED 12 YEARS
THOMAS A LIEUT. IN THE ROYAL NAVY
DIED IN THE WEST INDIES NOV. 14th 1780
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN TONKEN
RELICT OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE [ ]
DAY OF NOVEMBER 1803
[    ]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd June 1784
To wife Ann, all of his money in the 3% and 4% Annuities and other money in Public Funds, household furniture and contents. She is executor. After his death, she should appoint one or more trustees to see that his children are provided for after her death.
   Witnesses: Henry Jones and John Davies

Codicil dated 5th November 1789
   He has given his daughter, Catherine on her marriage to Thomas Edwards, £1,250 4% Annuities at £50 per annum. His wife should take note of this in her will, so that Catherine will continue to receive the £50 per annum, so will have £50 per annum less than his other children.
   No witnesses.

Affidavit dated 17th September 1791
   Thomas Davies, of Brompton, Surgeon and John Smith, Surgeon, R. N. are sworn. They have examined the codicil and confirm it is in Tonken's hand.
Proved 19th September 1791

231.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIES ALL THAT WAS MORTAL
OF NOEL SINEY SHENNAN
SON OF ANDREW SHENNAN
AND ANN IVERY DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE NOEL SWINEY ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 8th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 4 YEARS , 4 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
"Reader, whos'er thou art, who design'st to stay,
Thy wandering steps near this lamented clay,
Know that embossm'd in yon silent tomb,
Ript in the dawn of life it's earliest bloom,
Lies asweet babe fair as the opening flower,
Which blows enrich'd with many a vernal shower,
What tho' ? act ? Had yet enlarg'd his fame,
No ? of virtue rais'd his humble name,
Yes, Mortal ! Think how happy wouldn't he be,
Couldn't thou but lie as innocent as he"

232.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
LUCY WIFE OF WILLM. RICH
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY PINCHES
WHO DIED THE 25th OF APRIL 1789
AGED 27 YEARS

233.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JNO. PINCHES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 9th JANY. 1757
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH
EIGHT OF THEIR CHILDREN

234.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
LIEUT. DESKFORD CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF MAY 1837
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
LIEUT. DESKFORD CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1847
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO DESKFORD GEORGE SON
OF THE ABOVE PAYMASYTER & PURSER R.N.
OBIIT 15th JANUARY 1850 AETAT 42
ALSO MARY ANN RELICT OF
LIEUT. D. CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1854
AGED 65 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated13th August 1841
Deskford Charles, Purser, H.M.S. Sloop, Scout
All of his real and personal estate to wife, Rachel Maria of Wellington Cottage, Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, for ever. Wife, William and Edward Chard of Clifford's Inn, Navy Agents, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Smythe, Lieutenant and Arthur Janson, Lieutenant, H.M.S. Scout
  
Proved 9th February 1850 Power reserved to William and Edward Chard.

235.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF JEREMIAH POPE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 10th 1828
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY POPE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JEREMIAH POPE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th OF OCTOBER 1842
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE POPE SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
JEREMIAH AND MARY POPE WHO DIED THE 16th OF
SEPTEMBER 1849 IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated31st March 1812
Jeremiah Pope of Gillingham, Brewer
To wife Mary his ½ share in his house, brewery, storehouses, stables, etc., in Gillingham; his barn and parcel of land and premises, purchased from John Hunt, for her life.
   After her death, the ½ share to Peter Pope of Hawkhurst, Butcher, for his life. After his death, then to his son George, a Lieutenant in H.M. 5th Garrison Battalion, for his life. After his death, then to his children, equally shared. The barn and land going to Peter Pope will after Peter's death, go to testator's daughter, (sic), Elizabeth, wife of George Pope of Gillingham, Brewer, for her life. After her death, equally divided amongst her children, for ever.
   His money and income from investments, stock in trade and utensils, household goods, furniture, etc., and personal estate, after payments of debts and funeral, etc., to wife, Mary, for life. After her death, to son, George and son in law George Pope. Wife, son George and son in law, George Pope, are executors.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Rochester, Edward Twopenny, Rochester and J. Cope Clerk to Messrs Hussey and Lewis, Rochester.
   Proved 1st March 1824 Power reserved to Mary Pope and son George.
George Pope of Gillingham, Brewer (1838 Pigot's Directory)

236.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THOMAS FRAMES
OF QUEEN'S ELM, CHELSEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
13th JUNE 1819
AGED 63 YEARS

237.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM ROPER
OF BREASON, DERBYSHIRE
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF APRIL 1810
AGED 60 YEARS

238.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR JOHN BAIRD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd
FEBRUARY 1848 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO HENRY EDWIN SON OF
JOHN AND RACHEL MARIA BAIRD
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1859
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

John Baird, of the "Two Sawyers" Public House, Brompton (1838 Wright's Directory)

239.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
HERE LIETH ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF
MR GEORGE WILKINSON
MANY YEARS OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE11th OF APRIL 1818
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH WILKINSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1827
AGED 79 YEARS

George Wilkinson, Hatter of Chatham (1793 Universal British Directory)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th February 1809
George Wilkinson of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife, Sarah all of his freeholds. Monies, investments, debts, household goods and furniture and residue, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham Samuel Hemp and William Jefferys, Clerks to Mr Jefferys.
   Proved 2nd May 1818

240.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS JANE HAYWARD
WIFE OF THE LATE
MR WILLIAM HAYWARD
OF DODINGTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
WHO DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1858
AGED 77 YEARS

241.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOOPER
ROYAL ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT
CHATHAM WHO TO THE INEXPRESSIBLE
GRIEF AND REGRET OF HIS FAMILY
AND FRIENDS DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF JUNE 1810
AGED 67 YEARS
"He was a pleasant and jovial companion,
Of a benevolent disposition and his,
Conduct through his life appears to have,
Been conformable to the fundamental,
Purpose of the Gospel, "Whatsoever ye would,
That man should do unto you even so do,
To them for this is the Hour of the Prophets""
St. Matt. Vii

242.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
AUGUSTUS KEPPEL COLLEY
LATE BREVET MAJOR
OF THE ROYAL MARINES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 12th 1833
MOST DESERVEDLY BELOVED & REGRETTED
AGED 52 YEARS

242b.   Next to latter, 
               an old brick vault, all that Connolly could make out was EDWARD and PELLEN

243.   Ledger, Railed

IN MEMORY
OF
ALEXANDER LAWRIE ESQ.
LATE
CHIEF ENGINEER
OF
H.M. DOCK YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED 10th APRIL 1856
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th October 1850
All of his estate, real and personal, to his wife, Ann Earl Douglas or Lawrie, John Douglas and James Douglas, her brothers, in trust, during his wife's lifetime, she to receive rents and profits of the estate, for life. After her death, upon trust, to go towards the maintenance and education of their children, and also for "setting them up" at the age of 21. The trust fund to be equally shared.
   If any of his children and have lawful issue, then the share of the dead parent, to go to their children at 21 years.
   Witnesses: Henry Smith, Writer of Gillingham, John Clother, Writer of Chatham and William Ollis, Workman in Metal Mills, Chatham Dock Yard.

Affidavit dated 26th April 1856
   William Ollis is sworn. He confirms that Lawrie signed the will in his presence and that of the other witnesses, and that he and the other witnesses signed in each others and Lawrie's presence.
   Proved 20th August 1856

244.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO
THE MEMORY OF
AUGUSTA
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
MAJOR FAIRFAX C. HASSARD
ROYAL ENGINEERS
AND ANNE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 3 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
AND OF
JOHN ROSS
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF DECEMBER 1856
AGED 7 YEARS

245.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WEMSS WIFE OF
WILLIAM WEMSS DEPARTED
THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF FEBRUARY 1768
AGED 54 YEARS
MRS MARGARET LANDALL DIED THE
24th OF AUGUST 1807 AGED 89 YEARS

246.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO
THE MEMORY 
OF JOHN BIGG SENR.
DIED THE 3rd OF MAY 1736 
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JOHN HIS SON 
DIED THE 13th OF MARCH 1730
AGED 35 YEARS
TO
THE MEMORY OF
  FRANCES BIGG
DIED THE 8th OF DEC. 1709
  IN THE 5th YEAR OF HER AGE
LIKEWISE EASTER BIGG
  DIED THE 10th DAY OF JUNE 1714
  IN THE 12th YEAR OF HER AGE
AND ALSO SIX BROTHERS
AND SISTERS ( ? ) WHO
WERE SONS & DAUGHTERS
OF JNO. & DOROTHY BIGG

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 19th December 1730
John Bigg of Brompton, House Carpenter
   His five house in Brompton, occupied by Catherine Spencer, widow, Nathaniel Brewer, Joiner, Martin Day, Labourer, Richard Birchford, Sail Maker and testator, to wife Dorothy for her life. After her death, then to daughter, Mary, wife of Henry Lake, of Gillingham, Shipwright, for her life. After her death, then to her children, equally shared, for ever.
   There is a well in the yard of the five houses and another house, which he and his wife purchased jointly, the well is for the tenants of all six houses, for ever.
   All household goods and utensils and furniture, ready money, and all other personal estate, after debts and funeral are paid, to his wife. She is executor.
   Signs will with his mark
   Witnesses: J. Goldsmith, Thomas Baldwin and Richm. Webb
   Proved 25th May 1736

247.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PERCY
OF PROSPECT ROW, BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF OCT.
1812 AGED 38 YEARS

248.   Chest Tomb

Panel
JOHN FLANDER SON OF
JOHN & SALLY PHILPOTT
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1807
AGED 6 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
HESTER WIFE OF JOHN FLANDER
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1814]
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SALLY LOUISA DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SALLY PHILPOTT
OF THE PARISH OF ST. PAUL, DEPTFORD
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MAY 1816
AGED 2 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN PHILPOTT
WHO DIED THE 9th DAY OF MARCH 1819
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF JOHN MITCHELL
LATE OF SHEERNESS WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF
OCTOBER 1819 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF MR JOHN FLANDER
WHO DIED THE 21st DAY OF FEBRUARY 1821
AGED 71 YEARS

249.   Small Headstone

IN
HOPE OF
A JOYFUL
RESURRECTION
TOO ETERNAL GLORY
HERE LYETH YE BODYS OF
JOHN CHAP[MA]N WHO WAS BURIED
YE 2nd OF JULI 1681 AGED 50
YEARS ANN HIS WIFE WAS
BURIED THE 26th OF JANUARY
1682 AGED 50 YEARS AND
RICHD. TAYLOR WAS BURIED
YE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1682/83 ? AGED
36 YEARS AND MARY
PHILLIPS WAS BURIED THE
4th OF OCTOBER 1685 AGED 6
MONTHS & JOHN YE SON OF RICHD.
TAYLOR WAS BURIED YE 26th
OF MAY 1686 AGED 7 YEARS

250.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GILBERT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
28th OF MARCH 1824
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO HIS TWO WIVES LAY BURIED
NEAR THIS PLACE
"Our Mortal Frame to the Earth Decays,
But Faith dispels the Gloom,
Man's Spirit Lives, and God shall Raise,
Our Bodies from the Tomb"
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM MUDDLE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 5th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1831 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO CHRISTIAN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MUDDLE WHO DIED 29th OF
OCTOBER 1831 IN THE 68th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th January 1824 and 20th April 1826
Joseph Gilbert of Brompton, Superannuated House Carpenter
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, executor is to pay sister Mary Drudge, £20. His three freehold houses in Brompton, occupied by son in law, William Muddle the Elder, Simon Bay and William Bonniwell to son in law, William Muddle the Elder, for ever. Residue of real and personal estate, also to William Muddle the Elder, for ever. He appoints Henry Wilstead of Manor Street, Brompton, Shipwright, executor.
   Witnesses: John Conquest, William Donkin and William Willson.
   Proved 17th April 1824

William Muddle the Elder of Brompton, Shipwright
   All of his household furniture and goods, to wife Christian. His three freeholds in Brompton, occupied by Simon Bags, William Bonniwel and himself, to Henry Wilstead of Brompton, Shipwright and to wife Christian, upon trust. His wife is to receive rents for her life. After her death, the three houses to sons and daughter, William, Charlotte wife of John Conquest, Lieutenant, R.N.,
   Elizabeth, Sarah, James and John in equal shares, for ever. Residue of estate to wife, for ever. She and Henry Wilstead are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Church, Richard Powell and Thomas Church, Junior.
   Proved 14th March 1831

251.   Diamond Shaped Stone Plaque fixed to Church Wall

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN SLADE ESQ.
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 1st OF JANUARY 1822
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS SON GEORGE SLADE WHO DIED
THE 27th OF JANUARY 1821 AGED 28 YEARS

252.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN MEMORY
OF
MR WATSON FENWICK
OF PROSPECT ROW, BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 26th DAY OF AUGUST 1838
AGED 83 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th August 1834
Watson Fenwick of Brompton, Former Master Rope Maker, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To friends George Guy Burton of St. Margaret's Rochester and George Essell of Bishops Precinct, Rochester, Attorney, his house in Brompton, conveyed to him by an indenture dated 28th and 29th September 1804, the release between John Park of one part and testator and James Bradley, his trustee of the other part, in which his now dwelling house and all other real estate, for the use of his wife, for life. After her death, to the use of nephew, James Crowe, who has assumed the name of James Coomber, son of his sister Barbara Crowe, for ever.
   Also to wife, four shares of £50 in the United Kent Life Assurance and Annuity Association; she also has free use of all household goods and furniture, for life. After her death, to nephew James Coomber, who also has £100 3% Consols and all clothes. Residue of personal estate to his trustees, upon trust, they to pay wife the annual produce of his trust funds, for life. After her death, upon trust, to make the trust fund over to James Coomber, for ever. Wife and trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: James MacDonald, Pay Master, Susan Mossman, servant to Mr Fenwick and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs Twopenny and Essell, Rochester.
   Proved 7th September 1838

253.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM TIDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF NOVEMBER 1815
AGED 74 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIE THE REMAINS
OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TIDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF NOVEMBER 1837
AGED 74 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIE THE REMAINS
OF SARAH SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TIDD WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 11th OF JANUARY 1844 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE TIDD EVERETT
WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1854 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE TIDD EVERETT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th APRIL 1858 AGED 66 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd February 1837
William Tidd of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in brick vault in the churchyard at Gillingham, cost not less than £40.
   To nephew, George Everett of Gillingham, Mariner, his freehold houses and land in Gillingham and all other real estate. This property is charged with several annuities, for his wife, for life. After her death, then for nephew William Everett of Gillingham, Mariner and George Kidd Everett. Wife Sarah can live in his now dwelling house, for life, rent free and to have use of household goods. She is to have an annuity of £35 for life.
   William Everett is to have an annuity of £20 for life. To William Sanford of Gillingham, Smith and his wife Elizabeth, £100, part of a larger sum in the Savings Bank of Chatham. To George William Sanford, father of William, and son William, £10 each.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Attorney of Rochester, Isaac Erith and George Ketchley Essell, Rochester, Gentleman.
   Proved 30th November 1837 Power reserved to Sarah Tidd

254.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS HANNAH GRIFFITH
WIFE OF
MAJOR J. GRIFFITH
LATE 12th LANCERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] [May] 185[4]
AGED 72 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR JOHN GRIFFITH
LATE 1st WEST INDIA REGIMENT
AND FORMERLY OF THE 12th LANCERS
UPWARDS OF SIXTY FOUR YEARS
HE WAS IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
DURING WHICH PERIOD
HE FOUGHT IN THE THREE VICTORIES IN EYGPT
UNDER ABERCROMBY IN 1801
ALSO AT
VITTORIA, SAN SEBASTIEN, NIVELLE ? ,NIVE
UNDER WELLINGTON IN 1813
CLOSING HIS ACTIVE CAREER
AT WATERLOO IN 1815
HE DIED AT NEW BROMPTON
THE 15th NOVEMBER 1859
IN THE 76th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND HIS REMAINS
REST IN THIS VAULT

255.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY HUNT WHO DEPT.
OCTOBER YE 4th 1701 AGED 24
"As you pass by beloved and
see even as you are so once
was I but while you live
Prepare to Dy"

256.   Headstone

MORS IANVA VITAE
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
MARY GREEN WIFE OF THOMAS
GREEN MASTER GUNNER OF
GILLINGHAM FORT WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 20th OF OCTOBER
ANNO DOMI 1703 AGED 58 YEARS

257.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COL. ROBERT MELVILLE GLENIE
LATE OF THE 60th ROYAL RIFLES
DIED
ON THE 28th OF JULY 1849
IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE

258.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF WILLIAM HUNT
OF THIS PARISH, BUTCHER
AND MARY HIS WIFE
HE DIED DEC. YE [    ] 1728
AGED [    ] YEARS
SHE DIED DEC. YE [    ]
HAD ISSUE HENRY WILLIAM
WHICH ALSO LIETH HERE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th November 1727
William Hunt, of Gillingham Butcher
   The wife Mary his farm house and 30 acres in Bobbing, occupied by William Downer, for her life.
   After her death, then to his brother (in law?), Edward Burden of Stoke Newington, House Carpenter, for ever. Burden to pay Hunt's sister, Mary Earle wife of Thomas Earle of Milton, next Sittingbourne, House Carpenter, in case Mary Earle survives Hunt's widow, an annuity of £5 from the Bobbing property.
To wife Mary, his annuity of £6 10/- payable to Hunt from John Beale, of Bredgar, Grocer, this out of a house in Biddenden, now occupied by Thomas Gore, for ever. His ready money, securities, plate, stock goods, cattle, chattels and personal estate to wife Mary, after debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid. Wife Mary is executor.
   Witnesses: Charles Best, John Wallis and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 22nd January 1728

259.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN
MEMORY OF
ESTHER COLLINS
WHO DIED 7th MARCH 1854
AGED 36 YEARS
"Let died the death of the
Righteous"

260.   Headstone and Body Stones

MR STEPHEN DADD
LATE TIMBER AND STONE RECEIVER
AT CHATHAM DOCK YARD
DIED 31st JULY 1835
AGED 78 YEARS
HE WAS EMPLOYED IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
AT CHATHAM, SHEERNESS AND PLYMOUTH
DOCKYARDS DURING SIXTY YEARS
MRS REBECCA DADD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th JANUARY 1822
AGED 50 YEARS
MR STEPHEN JOHN DADD
SURGEON R. N. SON OF THE ABOVE
STEPHEN AND REBECCA DADD
DIED 18th APRIL 1818
AGED 31 YEARS
THESE TWO LIE BURIED
IN STOKE DAMERIL CHURCHYARD, DEVON

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th March 1831
Stephen Dadd, Late Timber and Stone Receiver of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To son Robert, of Chatham, Chemist, his leasehold house in Chatham High Street, occupied by son Robert, also to Robert, his freehold in 1 The Terrace, Ordnance Place, occupied by testator, for ever.
   To son, George, his freehold house in Brompton High Street, occupied by [Jesse] Crowhurst, Tallow Chandler, for ever; also another freehold in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied by [      ] Brooks, for ever. His money, securities in the Public Funds and interest from his policy in the Equitable Society for Assurance upon Lives Company, dating from 24th April 1805, plate, linen, household goods, clothes, remainder of personal estate, after dents and funeral costs, etc., are paid, to sons Robert and George, equally shared. They are executors.
   Witnesses: William Bate, Draper, Thomas Groves, Shoemaker and William Foster, Leather Cutter.
   Proved 15th September 1835

261.   Headstone

MRS ELIZABETH BULL
WIFE OF MR JOHN BULL AND DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
MR ROBERT DADD
OF THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 2nd 1831
AGED 78

262.   Headstone and Body Stones

MR ROBERT DADD
DIED 5th JUNE 1798 AGED 80 YEARS
MARY HIS WIFE DIED
14th OCTOBER 1802 AGED 84 YEARS
MRS MARY COLLINS DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE DIED 28th MARCH 1805
AGED 58 YEARS
REBECCA MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
STEPHEN AND REBECCA DADD
DIED THE 26th DECEMBER
AGED 14 YEARS
MRS MARY ANN DADD WIFE OF
MR ROBERT DADD OF CHATHAM
DIED 27th JUNE 1824
AGED 34 YEARS
MRS SOPHIA OAKES DADD
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED
19th JUNE 1830 AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR ROBERT DADD
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1843
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 16th February 1796
Robert Dadd of Gillingham, Shipwright
   All money, including wages owed from Chatham Dockyard, to wife Mary. She and son, Stephen are executors.
   Witnesses: William Mears and Sarah Mears
   Proved 30th June 1798

263.   Ledger on Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF AMELIA WIFE OF
LIEUT. JAMES TOWNLY
ROYAL MARINES
OBIT DECEMBER 17th 1853
AETAT 72 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
LIEUT. JAMES TOWNLY R. M.
OBIT MAY 23rd 1857
AETAT 73 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th April 1855
James Townley, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   All real and personal estate, after payment of debts, funeral, etc., to wife Lydia. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Webb Hayward, Solicitor, Rochester and Alfred Rimmington, Clerk to Messrs Essell & Hayward, Rochester.
   Proved 15th June 1857

264.   Chest Tomb

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WELLS ESQ. OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1857
AGED 74 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th April 1854
William Wells of Chatham, Timber Merchant
   Furniture, all household goods and effects, to wife, Alice. To grandson, Thomas Wells, ( son of late son Thomas), horse, carts and all moveable implements of trade. All his properties, except that vested in him as trustee, to wife Alice for live. She can grant leases for terms not exceeding 7 years.
   Grandson, Thomas can have during Alice Well's lifetime, his timber yard in Chatham High Street, and adjoining house occupied by Andrew Hamilton Burns, and timber yard, wharf in testator's occupation and also house lately occupied by son Thomas, adjoining Chest Arms Tavern, and stages, cranes, work benches.
Grandson Thomas to pay testator's wife an annuity of £20 for life. After her death he gives to son Robert of Benenden, surgeon, his house in Chatham High Street in which he now lives, and his two houses in Limbert's Alley, Chatham occupied by Bryan Thomas Limbert, also a house in Rhode Street, Chatham, occupied by William Newcombe, also his house now used as a beer-house, called the "Brown Jug", occupied by John Nash, this abuts onto Whittaker Street and Best Street.
   After the death of his widow he gives to grandson Thomas Wells, the house in Chatham High Street occupied by Andrew Burns and timber yard and house lately occupied by son Thomas, adjoining the "Chest Arms Tavern", also his half share of a property in Chatham High Street occupied by William Ring shoemaker, also several properties to the rear of Ring, occupied by Sarah Naylor, Stephen Webb, Mary Hill and James Hinkly, also a house in Chatham High Street occupied by George Gray tailor, to grandson Thomas Wells forever.
   After the death of his widow to son Robert, grandson Thomas, son-in-law Thomas Hubbard, (trustees), his house abutting Whittaker Street occupied by John Cleeson, adjoining the "Brown Jug", also his house in Front Row, Ordnance Street occupied by Mrs Ann Hill, adjoining house occupied by Mrs Barbara Whiffen, also five houses in Chatham Hill, occupied by Thomas Barker, John Hudson, Stephen Hope, John Monday and James Greenslade, also three houses in Key Street, Bobbing occupied by Charles Brenchly, house at Burham occupied by Sarah Edmonds. Trustees to hold this property during the life of his daughter Harriet wife of Robert Jordan, to pay her the rents. After her death of her husband and after the death of the survivor then to their children at 21 years equally shared forever. If no children survive to 21 years then to son Robert and grandson Thomas shared equally forever. The latter two and Hubbard, also have, after the death of Alice Wells, a house in Best Street, Chatham, now a place of worship called Salem Chapel, also three houses adjoining occupied by William Walber, William Tapsell and Edward Writton, also three houses in Whittaker Street, occupied by [ ] Henniker, one empty and one unfinished, also beer house in Boules Dale, Chatham, called the "Rose in the Valley", occupied by Henry Billinghurst, upon trust, during the life of daughter Alice, wife of Thomas Hubbard, Alice to receive the rents.
   His stock to be valued by a timber merchant and sold. Personal estate after debts and funeral costs etc., are paid, as follows: to son Robert, grandson Thomas, daughter Harriet and daughter Alice £200 each, to daughter Frances wife of William Langley, £100.
   Residue to be invested in Public Funds, and his widow to have the income for life. After her death the trustees are to set aside £3,000 in the Public Funds and pay the interest to daughter Frances. After her death trustees are to pay the annual interest of the £3,000 towards the maintenance and education of her children until the youngest is 24. If none survive to 24 then to Robert Wells, Thomas Wells, Harriet Johnson and Alice Hubbard.
   Of the residue, ¼ to son Robert, ¼ to grandson Thomas Wells, ¼ to trustees to invest in Publuc Funds, the annual interest to Harriet Jordan, after her death to her surviving husband, if any, for life. After his death then in trust for Harriet's children at 21.
   Executors wife Alice, son Robert, grandson Thomas, Robert Jordan and Thomas Hubbard.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hills, Solicitor, Chatham and George Moss, his Clerk.
   Proved 12th May 1857.

265.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF MR WILLM. MARTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 27th ?
1767 AGED 50 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 14th 1796
AGED 77 YEARS ALSO SARAH WIFE
OF JAMES CLIFTON ESQ. & DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
26th 1793 AGED 40 YEARS
LIKEWISE JAMES CLIFTON ESQ.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 14th 1796
AGED 50 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Wills, dated 1st February 1762 and 14th March 1792
William Martin, of Chatham, Shipwright
   Wife Elizabeth and Thomas Burkett of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors and trustees and testamentary guardians of children, Phillis and Sarah until they are 21 or married.
   To wife, use of household furniture, plate, linen and 1/3 of rents from leaseholds, as long as she remains his widow. After her death of remarriage, then equally shared between his daughters.
Any subsequent renewals of leases shall be paid for from residue of personal estate.
Rest and residue to wife and Thomas Burkett, upon trust, they to sell and convert into money, which with money estate, is to be invested in Public Funds. Wife to have 1/3 of interest, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, or remarriage, then the 1/3 part to daughters, equally shared.
   The interest from the remaining 2/3 goes towards the maintenance and education of the daughters, until they are 21 or married, they to have principal sum equally shared at 21 years.
   Witnesses: G. Paul and Bowes ?, Attorney of Strood
   Proved 19th October 1767 Power reserved to Thomas Burkett.

James Clifton
   Appoints Jacob Cazeneuve Troy and William Bulfin of Chatham, executors.
   They are to raise money to pay a bond debt due to Messrs Cox and Greenwood, Agents, Craig's Court, Westminster. His funeral costs and other "trifling debts to be paid from money that is in house. His furniture to be sold with other moveables, except his plate, which he leaves to his daughter. Executors to immediately pay daughter, £10.Residue to be paid to daughter at 21 years.
   Witnesses: D. Skinner, Surgeon , John Smith and Joseph Johnson

266.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLM. MARTIN
LATE BOATSWAIN OF HIS
MAJESTY'S SHIP ROYAL ANN
WHO DIED THE 12th OF NOV. 1749
AGED 76 YEARS
"Wise is the man who............

267.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK HENRY DALGETY
PAYMASTER OF BRITISH
DEPOTS AND BATTALIONS
AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF AUGUST
1856
AGED 53 YEARS

268.   Headstone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PETT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1812
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF MARY PETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
APRIL 6th 1818 AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th June 1806
John Pett of Brompton, Gentleman
   Wife Mary to have use of his plate, linen, china, household goods and furniture, ready money, for life. After her death,to his 7 children, equally shared.
   His 2 freeholds in Gillingham, lately purchased from George Box Stroud and Henry Stroud, occupied by Thomas ( ? ) and John Clarke, to his wife, for life.
   After her death, then to trustees, William Barron of Rochester, Blacksmith and John Driver of Brompton, Shipwright, upon trust. After death of his wife, they to sell his two freeholds, and add to personal estate and effects, invested in Public Funds. Wife will be receiving interest from this investment, as well as rents of houses.
   After her death, trustees to share equally the capital among his 7 children by his first wife; James, Sarah wife of John Bracklee of Plymouth, Mariner, John, Martha wife of William Stonewick of Plymouth, Mariner, Richard, Elizabeth wife of John Carey of Plymouth, Mariner and Christian wife of Charles Ruckton of Plymouth, Mariner, equally shared. Wife, Barron and Driver are executors.
   Witnesses: R. Hay, John Solomon and J. Simmonds of Rochester.
   Proved 17th July 1812.

269.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT
AENEAS ROBERT RONALDSON
MACDONNELL
HONBL. EAST INDIA COMPANY'S
ENGINEERS
WHO WAS DROWNED 15th DECEMBER 1855
AGED 20
"Watch for ye know neither the day nor
the hour when the Son of Man cometh"

270.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARY GREEN OF THE PARISH OF LOOSE
WHO DIED THE 2nd MARCH 1804 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO FIVE CHILDREN OF
JOSEPH AND SARAH GREEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO HARRIET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH AND SARAH GREEN
WHO DIED THE 21st FEBY. 1809 AGED 10 YEARS
WM. HENY. GREEN DIED
4th DECEMBER 1822 AGED 32 YEARS
CHARLOTTE GREEN DIED
18th FEBRUARY 1825 AGED 37 YEARS
JOHN GREEN DIED
21st MARCH 1829 AGED 36 YEARS

Side Panel

ALSO
AMELIA ORTON
GRAND DAUGHTER OF MR JOSEPH GREEN
WHO DIED JULY 29th 1853 AGED 22 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GREEN SON OF THE ABOVE
MARY GREEN OF LOOSE, KENT 
DIED THE 23rd DAY OF OCTOBER 1841 
IN MEMORY OF
  MRS SARAH WIFE OF
MR JOSEPH GREEN
DIED 23rd MAY 1836
AGED 82 YEARS AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th November 1840
Joseph Green of Brompton, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in his vault or brick grave in Gillingham Churchyard.
   Son Joseph and good friend Charles Pitcher of Brompton, Gentleman, are executors.
   He gives 3 freehold houses in Rainham Mark, Rainham, lately occupied by Thomas Green, George Miles and James Costen, to daughter Sarah Boswell for life. After her death, to his lawful heirs forever. His two freeholds in Green Street, Gillingham, occupied by John and Thomas Etchell, to son Joseph forever; also to Joseph a parcel of land at Green Street in Joseph's occupation, forever. His freehold house at the north end of Green Street occupied by William Hoskins; two freeholds at the back of Middle Street occupied by Thomas Mills and George Castle, to son Thomas forever. Two freeholds in Middle Street occupied by Edward Reeve and James Gould to daughter Mary Ann Reeve for life. After her death to her children in equal shares forever. If there are no surviving children then to his lawful heirs. Two more freeholds in Middle Street occupied by himself and Robert Matthews, to daughter Elizabeth Horton, widow, for life. After her death to her children forever. Another freehold in Rainham Mark adjoining Thomas Green's house occupied by William Crane; two freeholds behind those left to daughter Elizabeth, occupied by George Coleman and Sarah Hamilton to daughter Amelia Befort?, for life. After her death to his lawful heirs. His leaseholds in the Harrow yard in Manor Street to be sold and proceeds equally divided between his children, after payment of his debts, funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: W Harding, shipwright, Chatham Yard and James Dunk, labourer.

Codicil, same date as will.
   To son Joseph 10 guineas and to Charles Pitcher 5 Guineas.
   Witnesses, as for will.
   Proved 25th April 1842.

271.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
JAMES DUBBINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th
NOVEMBER 1809 AGED 72 YEARS
"Touch not this grave, my bones, nor yet the dust,
But let this stone be rotten first"

272.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN OLLIS
CONDUCTOR OF THE METAL MILLS
IN H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED 1st APRIL 1857
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM OLLIS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1857
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
JOHN OLLIS
WHO DIED AT PORTSMOUTH 16th NOV. 1851
AND IS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
OF THAT PLACE
AGED 71 YEARS

273.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR PHILIP AUSTIN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DAY OF NOV.
1789 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO MR RICHD. YOUNG WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th OF AUGUST 1767
AGED 67 YEARS
AND MARY YOUNG HIS WIFE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1778
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO SARAH AUSTIN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PHILIP AUSTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF JANUARY 1797 AGED 65 YEARS

274.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JONATHAN GILLETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th OF JUNE 1800
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH GILLETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 5th OF AUGUST 1767 AGED 34 YEARS
LIKEWISE MR WILLIAM GILLETT SON
OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED JONATHAN
AND ELIZABETH GILLETT WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th OF JANUARY 1807
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH GILLETT
SECOND WIFE OF THE AFORESAID
JONATHAN GILLETT WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 3rd OF JUNE 1804 AGED 74 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 4th April 1791
Jonathan Gillette, Snr., Shipwright of Brompton
   His own house in Brompton, to wife, Elizabeth, for life. After her death, then to his sons, William, Gabriel and Jonathan, equally shared. To wife Elizabeth, household goods, and sufficient furniture to furnish two rooms, which he leaves to the discretion of his executors. Executors to gather all of his money and sell residue of household goods to pay debts and funeral costs, etc. Remainder to be invested in Public Funds. Interest to wife, for life; after her death, the capital to his thee sons, equally shared.
   Wife and son, William are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer, Mary Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton.
   Proved 11th July 1800 Value of goods and effects less than £100

275.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIES INTERRED WITHIN THIS VAULT
THE REMAINS OF HENRY COWARD
LATE QUARTERMAN OF THE SHIPWRIGHTS
IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6th DAY
OF FEBRUARY 1803 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFEON THE 11th DAY
OF SEPTEMBER 1801 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE AND WIFE OF THOMAS GOWER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 7th DAY
OF NOVEMBER 1813 AGED 42 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th March 1801
Henry Coward of Chatham, shipwright.
   To wife Mary an annuity for life, this from his Bank Long Annuities. After her death the £10 annuity equally divided between his daughters Elizabeth, wife of William Gillette and Ann, wife of Robert Kennett.
   To wife Mary his freehold house and land on Slickets Hill, Chatham, for life; after her death to son Henry forever. To daughters Elizabeth and Ann an additional £10 annuity each. To son Henry £5 annuity for life; after his death the £5 annuity to his lawful heirs. In default of issue the £5 annuity to daughter Catherine Coward; she also has a £25 annuity for life.
   To grand daughter Elizabeth Gillette, to be invested for her until she is 21. To daughter Ann one silver tablespoon marked with a "lyon"; to son Henry one silver tablespoon marked H.C.J., and all his clothes. At this point Coward makes mention of an existing inventory of household goods and furniture.
   His wife and daughter Catherine to have the residue of household goods and furniture, etc., for as long as they find it convenient to live together, if not, wife to have that part of household goods and furniture in back parlour and back chamber of his dwelling house. After wife's death the above becomes the property of Catherine. The remainder of household goods and furniture, etc., to daughter Catherine if she lives separately from her mother. To son-in-law William Gillette £20. Gillette and daughter Catherine are executors. To daughter Catherine his watch; to son-in-law Gillette is gold buttons, draughts of shipping, residue and income from his apprentices at H.M. Dockyard, during remainder of apprenticeship. All wages and debts due to daughter Catherine.
   Witnesses: Richard Bowles, Elizabeth Bowles and Ann Thorpe.
   
Affidavit, 7th March 1803.
   Catherine Coward of Brompton, spinster, sworn. The inventory mentioned in the will has never come into her possession or knowledge. She does not believe the inventory ever existed but if it does turn up in the future she will readily bring it forward.
   Proved 9th March 1803.

Note in margin dated 10th November 1815. The will was not administered by Catherine Gowar, formerly Coward, whilst living surviving executor and residuary legatee, who died intestate. Administration granted to Thomas Gowar husband and administrator of the goods of Catherine Gowar.

Note dated 23rd December 1837.
Will not administered by Thomas Gowar who died intestate. Administration granted to Catherine Gowar, daughter of Thomas and Catherine.

276.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 24th 1789
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH BELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. THE 16th 1789
AGED 58 YEARS

Ledger
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH BELL DUNSTERVILLE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN BELL AND ELIZABETH BELL DUNSTERVILLE
BORN SEPTEMBER 1st 1828
DIED JANUARY 31st 1830
AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DUNSTERVILLE
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH BELL
AND RELICT OF THE LATE
ELIAS DUNSTERVILLE, ESQ. OF PLYMOUTH
BORN 10th OCTOBER 1757
DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1838

277.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BELL
SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 15th OCTOBER 1802
AGED 40 YEARS
HE LEFT A BELOVED AND AFFECTIONATE WIFE
TO LAMENT HIS LOSS

Deanery of Shoreham Will dated 29th September 1782
John Bell of Gillingham, Farmer
   Executor is John Page of Gillingham, Gentleman
 His share of income from farm he occupies and his share of horses, cattle, sheep, corn, hay, wagons, carts, and all husbandry stock belonging to him and his partner, Thomas White and all personal estate and household goods and furniture, to three children, John, Elizabeth and Mary, shared equally, subject to payments of debts and funeral, etc. Executor has discretion to distribute value of goods or carry on business in partnership with Thomas White, as he judges most advantageous to his children.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hall and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 19th January 1790 Value of chattels and effects under £500

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2 March 1797
John Bell of Gillingham, Farmer
   To wife, Catherine, all goods, chattels and household goods, husbandry stock and crops, plate, linen, china, money, securities and personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral, etc., for ever.
She is executor.
   Witness: Thomas Selby and Richard Coleman
   Proved 26th November 1802

278.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM LUFF OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
18th 1844
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH LUFF
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 4th 1845
AGED 58 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th May 1837
William Luff of New Brompton, Gentleman
   Wife Elizabeth, friend John Skinner of Chatham, Broker and William Dulake of Gillingham, Gardener are executors and trustees. They to have, in trust, all his real estate in Chatham and Gillingham or elsewhere, furniture, goods, chattels, money, securities and personal state. His wife an have household goods, etc., as she chooses, for life. Trustees to invest monies in Public Funds and pay interest to his wife, for life.
  The other main beneficiary of the will is William Luff or Boxall, the illegitimate son of his late sister, Sarah Luff and William Boxall, Esquire.
   Most of the will consists involved trust details.
   Witnesses: James Dulvey of Brompton, John Baird Victualler of Brompton and Miles Crow, Solicitor of Brompton.
   Proved 5th February 1845 Power reserved to Elizabeth Luff

279.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR JOHN KING
OF SHEERNESS SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 20th OF APRIL 1762
IN THE 42nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO MR JOHN KING DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd OF JANUARY 1784
AGED 66 YEARS

280.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
WIDOW OF THE LATE
JOHN A. O. GORMAN
CAPT. H.M. 31st REGT.
SHE DIED AT GILLINGHAM
JANUARY 11th 1859
"The Righteous shall be (held) ? in
Everlasting Remembrance"

281.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
DEBORAH WRIGHT WIFE OF
MR HENRY WRIGHT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 26th
OCTR. 1752 AGED 33 YEARS
"Within this silent grave, here doth embrace,
A Virtuous Wife, Maid Deborah's comely face,
Sarah's Obedience, Lydia's Open Heart,
Martha's Care, but Mary's Better Part"

282.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR NICHOLAS STANBRIDGE
SENR. LATE MASTER SAIL MAKER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S YARD AT CHATHAM
DIED 24th MAY 1768 AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO ANTON RODIGER LATE OF
BROMPTON WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1817
AGED 68 YEARS
WILLIAM ANTON ROOFE
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 8th OF MARCH 1819 AGED 13 MONTHS

Rear
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS ANN RODIGER WIF OF
MR ANTON RODIGER
LATE OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1839
AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th January 1771
Nicholas Stanbridge, of Rochester, late Master Sail Maker, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To Mary Wayman, Nicholas Stanbridge, Catherine Blogg, William Stanbridge and Charles Stanbridge, his children, £8 each. To son Charles, ½ of his clothes, silver watch,, 3 gold buttons, gold ring with red stone and pair of silver buckles. The other ½ of his clothes to sons Nicholas and William, also to Nicholas, his silver tankard, to William a pair of silver buckles and gold ring. All his books to Nicholas, William and Charles (except Sail Making books which go to Nicholas), equally shared. He has 2 apprentices, John Greenfield and Richard Freeman and the remainder of their term, to wife Ann. Wife, Ann to pay son Charles £5 per annum during remainder of his apprenticeship. All household goods to wife Ann. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Broome, Winifred Moulden and John Austen
   Proved 24th April 1771

283.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WEEKES OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED ON THE 28th OF SEPTEMBER 1824
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 18th OF JULY 1792
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THE INFANT SON OF
THOMAS AND REBECCA WEEKES OF BROMPTON
AND GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 17th OF DECEMBER 1814
AGED 6 WEEKS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1836
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF JANUARY 1837
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 19th June 1824 and 2nd January 1829
William Weekes of Chatham, Gentleman.
   To wife Susanna all household goods and personal estate except securities in trust, for her own use, subject to payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs. Rents from his freehold house and 30 acres of land in Chiddingstone, occupied by George Wood, and from his leasehold in two dwellings now in his own occupation, and all other real estate to his wife for life, after her death to sons Capon and Thomas and daughter Ann in equal shares. To son John £1. After the death of his wife, to daughter Susannah of Wouldham, £400; to son Richard £300.
   Executors can sell leasehold estate and invest proceeds in Public Funds and pay interest to his wife for life. After her death this to be shared equally between Capon, Thomas and Ann. Principal money to the survivor of the three. His wife, daughter Ann, sons Capon and Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: John Akers, Chatham, James Taylor, Chatham and J Gibbs, Attorney, Strood.
   Proved 8th December 1824. Note in margin dated 7th February 1837, administration granted to Capon Weeks, surviving executor.

Thomas Weekes of Chatham, Plumber and Glazier
   To wife Rebecca, all freeholds and leaseholds and all the rest of his estate. She is executor.
   Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham, Catherine Acworth and James Pearce, Clerk to Mr Acworth

Codicil, 23rd January 1837
   Will confirmed.
   Witnesses: L. Pearson, Hester Wickham and Edward Wickham
   Proved 14th July 1837

284.   Headstone

THOMAS MARTIN OF CHATHAM
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF MAY 1762
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY MARTIN HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th OF MARCH 1767
AGED 72 YEARS

285.   ?

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS MARTIN
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 11Th 1766
AGED 70 YEARS
HE WAS COMMISSIONER'S COCKSWAIN
NEAR 30 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH CATHERINE
HIS WIFE AND 2 SONS AND 1 DAUGHTER
GEORGE, JAMES AND MERCY
AND JUDITH FURMANGER
ALSO MERCY SECOND WIFE OF
THOS. MARTIN DIED NOV. 1st 1775
AGED 69 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN MARTIN
WHO DIED THE 9th OF JULY
1832 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY MARTIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF OCTOBER
1837 AGED 73 YEARS

286.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TYSON
WHO DIED THE 8th MAY 1808
AGED 4 YEARS
"He's flown
From this vain world,
To Heaven's Celestial Plains,
Where Angels dwell,
and Jesus ever Reigns"
ALSO ANN TYSON
WIFE OF JOHN TYSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JANY.
1832 AGED 59
HARRIETT TYSON
DIED 23rd AUGUST 1834 AGED 2 MONTHS
MR JOHN BENJ. TYSON
DIED 29th OCTOBER 1845 AGED 52 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BENJ. TYSON
WHO DIED 29th OCTOBER1845 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN TYSON SENR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19th
DAY OF APRIL1850 AGED 78 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated13th February 1850
John Tyson, Builder of 23 Charlton Street, New Brompton
   To "kind friends", Robert Lawton of Garden Street and John Saxton of High Street, Brompton, (executors and trustees), all household goods, furniture, clothes, money, investments and money due from H.M. Government, all personal estate and real estate, upon trust, for benefit of wife Mary, after debts are paid and funeral costs, etc., are paid.
   Witnesses: Samuel Harbord, William Minn and Charles Pitcher
   Proved 24th May 1850 Power reserved to Lawton.

287.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th JANUARY 1822
AGED 65 YEARS

288.   Chest Tomb


DEATH - BACKGROUND: RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER


DEATH - BACKGROUND: RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN AND ELIZABETH DEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1840
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO EDWIN DEATH LATE OF H.M. SHIP
DAUNTLESS WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER AT
BARBADOES 6th DECEMBER 1852 AGED 27 YEARS

End Panel
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA AND CLARA
DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN WILLIAM AND
ELIZA SELINA DEATH
WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY

Side Panel, (Facing Path)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN DEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 14th 1851
AGED 63 YEARS

End Panel (Facing Church)
EDWIN CHARLES PALMER
SON OF
JOHN WILLIAM AND
ELIZA SELINA DEATH
DIED 22nd MARCH 1861
AGED 11 MONTHS

1838 Pigot Directory, John Death, Linen Draper
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd August 1850
John Death, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   James Dulvey, Surgeon and son William are executors and trustees, Wife, Elizabeth to have household fuel, wines, liquors, provisions and £100 for immediate needs out of personal estate and use of household furniture and all goods for life.
   After her death, the latter into his residuary personal estate, bequeathed to trustees. If his wife thinks fit she can carry on his contract with the Barracks Department or other Government Institutions.
   To daughter Henrietta £875, which is owed to him by son William by virtue of an indenture dated 18th April 1849, the loan was for £1,000, of which £125 has been paid; Henrietta also has £25.
Friend James Dulvey has 15 guineas as a mark of esteem. Son John also has 15 guineas. To daughter Henrietta, silver teapot and stand, six silver teaspoons, his piano and a china service purchased by his late daughter Elizabeth.
   To son John a gold watch; to son William a gold chain and seals and gold key; to son Edwin a gold watch guard and to son Robert a gold mourning ring and silver (?) holder.
   Rents of his real estate to wife Elizabeth for life.
   Freehold house 28 Brompton High Street to son John forever. His half part of a freehold 24 same street in son William's occupation to son William for life, if he dies with surviving children then to be shared equally amongst his children. If no children survive to 21, then the half share to sons Edwin and Robert forever. The other half of 24 and two freeholds at the rear of Park Place, occupied by Thomas and James Sturgeon to son Charles forever. Two freeholds in Middle Street occupied by [      ] Ratcliffe and John Bear and a freehold in Beacon Close Lane occupied by Richard Morris to son Edwin forever.
   A house in Rochester High Street occupied by John Cole, boot maker, to son Robert forever.
   Two freeholds in Park Place, occupied by John Ely and Henry Bear and several houses called Archers Buildings near Manor Street, to son Samuel forever.
   His freehold house in Fox Lane, occupied by Alfred Letley, to daughter Henrietta forever. Leasehold, now in three properties near Church Street, occupied by Robert Masters, William Carter and [      ] Parkham, under contract to be sold to him by John Lock Esq to daughter Henrietta for term of lease.
   To James Dolvey and son John his money, investments and personal estate not already bequeathed, goods, chattels, etc., upon trust, to be sold. Trustees to pay all his debts, especially £264 due to John Lock for purchase of the above leasehold. Residue to be invested in public funds. Annual proceeds towards his childrens' maintenance and education until they are all 21 or married if girls. Trustees can use money to help his childrens' advancement in the world. Principal sum to be equally shared by them when they are all 21.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Richard T Moore, Clerk, to Messrs Essell, Heyward and Essell.
   Proved 16th September 1851.

289.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR GEORGE GARTH
MASTER PAINTER
AT HIS MAJESTY'S YARD CHATHAM
WHOSE PERISHABLE REMAINS
LIE HERE INHUMED
WHO
LONG LABOURERING UNDER THE MOST EXCRUCIATING PAIN
WHICH HE BORE WITH THE FIRMEST CONSTANCY & RESIGNED
PLACIDLY
HIS IMMORTAL PART
INTO THE HANDS OF HIS CREATOR
MAY THE 10th
ANNO CHRISTI 17[62]
AETATIS SUAE
43

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th March 1761
George Garth, of Brompton, Painter.
   To wife Deborah, after payment of debts, funeral costs, etc., all of his estate, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Abraham Sugden, Edward Dove and Edward Moore
   Proved 4th January 1762

290.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
WHO DIED THE 19th OF OCTOBER 1767
AGED 58 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE WHO DIED THE
29th JANUARY 1794 AGED 80 YEARS
AND ALSO ANN HINDS DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED WHO DIED THE
24th DECEMBER 1774 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY SUGDEN DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE ABRAHAM AND
MARY SUGDEN WHO DIED ON THE 16th DAY OF
MAY 1814 AGED 73 YEARS

291.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1802
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 15th OF FEBRUARY 1816
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
SON OF THE ABOVE
ABRAHAM AND ELIZABETH
WHO DIED THE 16th OF JULY 1817
AGED 41 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS BETSY SUGDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF NOVEMBER 1830
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM SUGDEN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 25th OF DECEMBER 1842
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

292.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
CAPTAIN MARTIN HINTON
ROYAL NAVY
DECEASED OCTOBER 29th 1814
AGED 56

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated18th July 1814
Martin Hinton, R. N.
   He has £200 in the 3% Annuities, (Bank of England ?). His sister, Susan Hinton to have half of this, (and all of his effects ?), the other half of the £200 to brother in law, Samuel Henmons, Master Attendant, H.M. Dockyard. Chatham.
   Witnesses: Mary Eliza Henmons (only one)

Affidavit 1st December 1814
   William Hood Henmons of Mitcham, Surrey, Brewer is sworn. He knew Hinton well and confirms will and signature are in Hinton's hand.
   Proved 3rd December 1814 granted to Samuel Henmons.

293.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
SMART AND ANN FULLAGAR
SMART DIED 6th OCTOBER 1818
AGED 5 YEARS
EDWARD J. DIED 8th NOVEMBER 1831
AGED 14 YEARS
EMMA S. DIED 2nd JANUARY 1832
AGED 3 YEARS
HENRIETTA M DIED 23rd JANUARY 1832
AGED 8 YEARS
SARAH S. DIED 5th FEBRUARY 1832
AGED 21 YEARS

294.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH CHILES WIFE OF EDWARD CHILES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th DECEMBER 1783
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FULLAGAR GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 6th MARCH 178[    ] AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO RACHEL WIFE OF MR JOHN FULLAGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OCTOBER 1815
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JOHN FULLAGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd MARCH 1852
AGED 94 YEARS

295.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA MARIA WIFE OF
LIEUT. ALEXANDER MARTIN R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd DECEMBER 1821
AGED 31 YEARS

296.   Headstone

HERE
LIETH THE BODY
OF SARAH AGGAR
WIFE OF JOHN AGGAR
OF SHEERNESS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 27th OF DEC.
1751 AGED 26 YEARS

297.   Headstone and 2 Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PULLINGER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 31st OCTOBER 1841
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES ELIZABETH PULLINGER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1854
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO
MRS CHARLOTTE CARDWELL
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1857
AGED 50 YEARS

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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF THOMAS PULLINGER
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 17th NOVEMBER 1825
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS PULLINGER
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13th JULY 1831
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH ANN CROWHURST WIFE OF
MR JESSE CROWHURST OF BROMPTON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 16th OF
OCTOBER 1840 AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO MR HENRY PULLINGER
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 17th OF JUNE 1841
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE SUSANNAH PULLINGER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MR HENRY PULLINGER
WHO DIED THE 4th OF JULY 1841 AGED 4 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th October 1841
Thomas Pullinger of Brompton, Blacksmith
   Appoints nephew James Buckland of Barming, Farmer and George Gifford of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, Grocer, executors and trustees, for their pains, £5 each.
   This will is rather long and full of tedious trust details. The main points are:
   All his real estate, except that held on trust, to his trustees, upon trust. The rents of 1/3 to daughter Charlotte, after her death, to her children, if she has no children who survive to 21, then, upon trust for daughter, Frances, after her death to her children and William and Mary Crowhurst , children of his late daughter, Sarah, who was wife of Jesse Crowhurst, Tallow Chandler of Brompton, for ever.
If they die before they are 21, then to his own right heirs.
   Daughters Charlotte and Frances also have the interest from £301 each.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens and M.S. Stephens, Solicitors, Chatham
   Proved 8th February 1842

298.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN FRENCH OF CHATHAM
RICH IN FAITH AND IN GOOD WORKS, YET
ESTEEMING HIMSELF NOTHING, HE RELIED
SOLELY ON THE SACRIFICE AND
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST AND BEING
ACCEPTED IN HIM, ENTERED INTO
REST APRIL 11th 1855 IN THE 83rd YEAR
OF HIS AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED
FEBRUARY 16th 1853 IN THE 71st YEAR OF
HER AGE
"The Heart of her Husband did safely,
Trust in her, her Children arise up
and call her Blessed"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th February 1855
John French of Chatham, Gentleman, formerly Cooper and Coal Merchant
   This will consists mostly tedious trust details.
   Son David and friend George Pemble are executors and trustees, Pemble is to have £5.
   All freeholds to them, upon trust, for benefit of son David and other children. All monies, goods, chattels, furniture and personal estate, also upon trust, after funeral costs, etc., to be invested in Public Funds, for the benefit of his children.
   Witnesses: Joshua Hunt Holbourbe Wray of Chatham and Matthew S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 6th July 1855

299.   Headstone, Body Stone, Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK SPENCER
BOWER
LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL
MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE
REAR ADMIRAL
EDWARD BOWER, C.B.
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 11th NOVEMBER 1858
AGED 22 YEARS

300.   Small Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BROAD
OF THIS PARISH HE DIED 28th NOV. 1774
AGED 62 YEARS
"Take ye Heed, Watch and Pray, for
ye know not when the Time is"

 

M.I.s numbers 301 to 400

301.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH HALL
OF DOVER, WIFE OF THE LATE
EDWARD HALL, ESQUIRE
OF CHENYVALLEY, COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th JUNE 1815
AGED 77 YEARS

302.   Ledger on Brick Chest

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES CHILES
WHO DIED 1st JULY 1828
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE, WIDOW
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 6th OCTOBER 1834
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 21st JANUARY 1853
AGED 59 YEARS

303.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
EMMA AMELIA
DAUGHTER OF
CAPT. FRY 63rd REGT.
AND ELIZA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 20th DAY OF JULY 1838
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO CAPT. R. H. FRY
15th REGT.
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
CAPT. (NOW MAJOR) FRY
WHO DIED THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1859
AGED 23 YEARS

304.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE
MEMORY
OF
MR SAMPSON BALL, R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT
MELVILLE HOSPITAL
ON THE 6th JULY 1838
AGED 59 YEARS
"Light lie the ashes of the dead
And hallowed be the turf that pillows the head"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 15th June 1835
Samson Ball
   All of his estate to wife, Mary, including Prize Money. No real estate mentioned. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Richardson, Surgeon, Melville Hospital, Chatham, Thomas Mould?, Purveyor, Melville Hospital and Robert Drake, Clerk, Melville Hospital.
   Proved 24th July 1836

305.   Ledger over Brick Vault


Palmer

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR CHARLES WILLIAM PALMER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 28th JANY. 1857
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE EMILY KENNETT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
CHARLES WILLIAM PALMER
WHO DIED THE 13th OF JULY 1859
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MR JOHN PALMER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 20th OF OCT. 1859
AGED 76 YEARS

306.   Chest Tomb, Railed

IN MEMORY OF
MR JAMES KINCAID MASTER BLACKSMITH
OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM 36 YEARS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th JULY 1798
AGED 71 YEARS
MRS SUSANNA KINCAID WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th APRIL 1782 AGED 59 YEARS
WILLIAM KINCAID SON OF
JAMES AND FRANCES KINCAID
DIED THE 1st DECEMBER 1779 AGED 16 MONTHS
SUSANNA WILKES DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND ELIZABETH WILKES
DIED THE 20th MAY 1785 ? AGED 18 MONTHS
CHARLES WILKES SON OF
CHARLES AND ELIZ. WILKES
DIED THE 1st JUNE 1787 AGED 11 MONTHS
FRANCES KINCAID WIFE OF
MR JAMES KINCAID CHIEF CLERK IN
CHATHAM DOCK YARD DIED 10th OCT 1798
AGED 47 YEARS
MR JAMES KINCAID LATE CLERK IN THE
STOREKEEPER'S OFFICE, CHATHAM DOCK YARD
DIED THE 10th JANY. 1802 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF HIS CHILDREN
GEORGE KINCAID DIED THE 9th APRIL 1802
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
ANN KINCAID DIED THE 20th JUNE 1802
AGED 9 MONTHS

End Panel
SACRED
TP THE MEMORY
OF
MR FRANK HAITE
WHO DIED 26th NOV.
1844
AGED 63

End Panel
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN JAMES
KINCAID HAITE
WHO DIED
12th OF MARCH 1818
AGED 21 YEARS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MR JAMES KINCAID
CHIEF CLERK IN THE BUILDER'S OFFICE OF HIS
MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD, CHATHAM
WHO DIED 26th MARCH 1816 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED 23rd OF OCTOBER 1827 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] AGED [     ] YEARS
(Unfinished)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 25th May 1798, 2nd January 1802, 11th May 1815 and 24th November 1844
James Kincaid the Elder, of St. Margaret's Bank, Rochester, Master Blacksmith in H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
   Two houses in Garden Street, Brompton, occupied by Howell and Thomas Sugden, two houses in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied by Margaretson and Stephens, piece of land adjoining latter, occupied by his son, James Kincaid, to son James, for ever.
   Also to son James, £1,800 stock in the 5% Bank Annuities and his large silver punch bowl.
   Four houses in Prospect Row, Brompton, occupied by Denton, Rayring, Con and Diprose and nine houses in Garden Street, in Queen's Court, occupied by Wills, Townm, Briggs, Wheeler, Sutton, Stretton, Harleston, Lee and Jordan and seven house in Middle Street, Brompton, occupied by John Driver, Dunk, Whatman, Rogers, Whatman, Parsons and Sleegg and his own house in St. Margaret's Bank and four adjoing houses, occupied by Thomas Blackston, Roby, Edward Trump and March and three houses behind latter, occupied by Cheny, Everson and Rainey and £3,075 in the 5% Annuities, to son James, upon trust. He is to pay rents from four houses in Prospect Row and nine houses in Garden Street, and interest on £1,250 (part of the £3,075) to daughter, Mary wife of Benjamin Haite, Navy Clerk, for her life. After her death, the last mentioned houses and the sum of £1,250 to her children, equally shared at 21. If no children survive to 21, then to Benjamin Haite (if he survives), for ever.
Trustee to pay rent of seven houses in Middle Street and interest from £1,400 (part of the £3,074) to the youngest daughter wife of Charles Wilkes of Faversham, Gentleman, for life. After her death, to
her children shared equally at 21.
   If she dies with no surviving children then to Charles Wilkes, for ever.
   Income from his house (subject to his wife's life interest), and four leasehold houses adjoing, to daughter, Susannah, for rest of term, also interest on £425 (part of the £3,075), for life. Adter her death, then to her surviving children, if none reach 21, then to son James and daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, equally shared, after their deaths to their children at 21.
   To daughter, Mary Haite, a silver quart tankard; to daughter, Elizabeth, a silver pint mug; to daughter, Susannah, pair of silver salts, four silver table spoons and silver pepper box.
To wife Elizabeth, household furniture, linen, china, etc. Residue of real and personal estate, to son James, upon trust, he is to pay mother an annuity of £20 for life and to divide surplus between himself and sisters. After his wife's death, he is to share principal sum as before.Son James is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Crump of Rochester, Gentleman, Jonathan Prall, Attorney, Rochester and Thomas Church, his Clerk.
   Proved 7th August 1798

James Kincaid, Gentleman
   To wife Ann, after expenses, all personal estate. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Stephen Dadd, Shipwright and Assistant Converter, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham and Richard Martin, Quarterman of the Shipwrights.
   Proved 22nd April 1802

James Kincaid, Gentleman
   Wife, Catherine, son George and Thomas Haite, Clerk of the Rope Yard, Chatham Dock Yard, are executors.
   A house in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied by Thomas Stott, to wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, to son William, for ever. He own house in Garden Street, and household furniture, pair of silver salts with spoons, silver and china, (except stoves fenders, grates, coppers and fire irons, which are fixtures and furniture in front attic and set of china bought from Mr Farmer), to wife, for life, if she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then his house to son George, plus the items listed above and large silver bowl and silver punch ladle, for ever.
   Following the terms of a marriage settlement dated 8th November 1800, executors to pay wife £200 in 5% Bank Annuities, plus another £50 in same stock and interest on £300 same stock. After her death or remarriage, the principal of the £300 stock, to son Henry, for ever.
   Also to wife, interest on £600 same stock. After her death or remarriage, then the principal to son William, for ever. Also to wife, all spirits, liquors and casks.
   To daughter, Fanny wife of Samuel May of Sheerness, Mariner £500 in 5% Annuities and two silver table spoons.
   To daughter Betsy, £500, same stock and two silver table spoons, also bed, bolster, pillows. Four blankets, three pairs new cotton sheets, counterpane, six Clark Chamber Chairs and walnut chest of drawers. To son Henry silver pint can. To son William, gold watch, gold chain and two gold seals, one marked W.K., one J.K. And metal watch, two table spoons; if William dies pre 21, then this bequest to son Henry. To son William. Five books of the Old and New Testaments, four volumes of Rapin's History of England, volume of Natural History, all clothes, if William dies pre 21, the latter to sons Henry and George.
   To daughter in law, Catherine Windyer, £20 in 5% Annuities.
   Residue of personal estate, after expenses, to wife, for life, "for her greater comfort and happiness". He desires daughter Betsy to leave her house within three months after his death, so wife can have possession. Executors to pay Betsy £30 for furniture; if she does not leave, the £30 to son William.
   £20 to nephew, Thomas Haite, Clerk of the Rope Yard, for his kindness in acting as executor and whatever money is left in the 5% Annuities.
   Witnesses: Richard Hughes, Master Boat Builder, T. Trott, Master House Carpenter, both of Chatham Dock Yard.
   Proved 16th July 1816 Thomas Haite now described as Thomas Mears

Frank Haite, Gentleman
   All real estate, invested money, ready money, furniture, household goods and effects, to wife, Betsy, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Ruston?, Attorney of Rochester and Mary Newlyn, Servant to Mr Haite.
   Proved 21st December 1844

307.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LINDRIDGE, ESQ.
LATE OF MANSION ROW IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 13th 1825
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN HIS WIFE WHO DIED MARCH
THE 16th 1789 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO
MRS KITTY JANE MORSE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 5th OF AUG. 1832
AGED 62 YEARS

308.   Ledger over Vault, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SELINA BARTHOLOMEW
THE BELOVED WIFE
OF
GEORGE WOODS, ESQ.
OF ORDNANCE TERRACE, CHATHAM
WHO DIED DECEMBER 9th 1851
AGED 49 YEARS
"He died for us, that whether we wake or
Sleep we should live together with him"
1st Thess. V10
THOMAS HAWKINS BROOK WOODS
DIED IN HIS INFANCY
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
NICHOLAS WILLIAM WOODS
THEIR THIRD SON LATE OF THE ROYAL
NAVY DIED OF CHOLERA AT CALCUTTA
ON 31st DECEMBER 1853 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WOODS, ESQ.
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1860
AGED 71 YEARS

309.   Ledger over Vault, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS FITZHERBERT AUSTIN
SON OF
MICHAEL & MARY ANN AUSTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 28th JUNE 1825
AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO JOHN WILLIAM RAWLINSON SON OF
THE REV. JOHN SAMUEL RAWLINSON, DECD.
21st AUGUST 1826 AGED 11 MONTHS AND 13 DAYS
JANE FITZHERBERT AUSTIN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MICHAEL AND MARY ANN AUSTIN
DIED JUNE 20th 1827 AET. 18
MARY ANN AUSTIN
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND JANE
DIED ON THE 10th SEPTEMBER 1829
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF GEORGE DAYSH AUSTIN
ASSISTANT SURGEON OF H. M. NAVY AND MEMBER OF
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON
SON OF THE ABOVE
MICHAEL AND MARY ANN AUSTIN
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1836 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF MR MICHAEL AUSTIN
WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1844 AGED 72 YEARS

310.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCIS WILLM. VENN
LATE GUNNER OF H.M.S. SPARIATE
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY KILLED BY
FALLING FROM THE SIDE OF
H.M.S. PRINCE REGENT
AT THE MOMENT OF HER LAUNCH IN
CHATHAM DOCK YARD
ON THE 12th APRIL 1823 AGED 51 YEARS
HAVING SERVED HIS KING AND COUNTRY
FAITHFULLY DURING A PERIOD OF
FORTY ONE YEARS
ALSO LINE PURCELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 6th 1840
IN THE 76th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"THOU SHALL COME TO THY GRAVE IN A FULL
AGE LIKE AS A SHOCK OF CORN COMETH IN
HIS SEASON"
JOB 5 26

311.   CHEST TOMB, with CROSS


WARD - NO INSCRIPTION SURVIVES

TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF
MRS NENNETTER LETITIA WARD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN WARD ESQ
LATE OF SHEERNESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 9th OF DECEMBER
1857 AGED 56 YEARS
THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN WARD
ARE DEPOSITED IN A VAULT IN THE CHURCH
ALSO
MISS AUGUSTA MARIA WARD
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 24th OF OCTOBER
1857 AGED 28 YEARS

At the foot of Cross
"God our Redeemer Lives,
And after from the skies,
Looks down and watches all our dust,
Till He shall bit it, Rise !"

312.   Low Headstone

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF URSULA COOPER
BURIED THE 17th OCTOBER
1723 AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM COOPER
BURIED MAY THE 6th 1729
AGED 15 YEARS

313.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY DAUGHTER OF GEORGE
AND ELIZABETH DANN
OF THE PARISH OF LINTON IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DIED THE 10th OCTOBER 1809
AGED 31 YEARS

314.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN GLOVER (LATE MAST. GUNNER
OF CHATHAM LINES) WHO DIED FEBY.
THE 28th 1797 AGED 85 YEARS
LIKEWISE ROSE GLOVER
HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED JUNE THE
13th 1791 AGED 71 YEARS

315.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN HODGSKIN
WIFE OF
MR RICHARD HODGSKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th DECEMBER 1835
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR RICHARD HODGSKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th AUGUST 1845
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st DECEMBER 1808
AGED 15 YEARS

316.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF MR WILLIAM ELLINGTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 18th 1850
AGED 64 YEARS
"A Wretched, Poor and Helpless Worm,
On Thy Kind Arms I Fall"
ALSO
REBECCA ELLINGTON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED OCTOBER
14th 1852 AGED 43 YEARS
GEORGE COWCRAFT ELLINGTON
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED MARCH THE 25th 1821
AGED 9 MONTHS
SARAH ELLINGTON DIED MARCH
17th 1825 AGED 12 YEARS
WILLIAM EDWARD AYERST
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE DIED MARCH
31st 1848 AGED 6 YEARS
GEORGE HENRY ELLINGTON
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE DIED APRIL
1st 1851 AGED 22 YEARS

317.   Headstone Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH G AND HANNAH
SPILSBURY
AGED 11 YEARS
(A NATIVE OF SIERRA LEONE
WESTERN AFRICA)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th JANUARY 1849
"So teach us to number our days, that
We may apply our hearts unto Wisdom"
x c Psalm 12v

318.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA
WIFE OF LIEUT. LOFTUS F. JONES OF THE
96th REGIMENT
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD BEDDEK ESQ. LATE AGENT
OF THE ROYAL NAVY HOSPITAL
PLYMOUTH
SHE DIED ON THE 23rd OF OCTOBER 1831
AGED 27 YEARS

319.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELLEN GEORGIANA CHARLOTTE
JACKSON
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN AND MRS JACKSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
19th OF AUGUST 1847
AGED ONE YEAR AND ONE MONTH
"Not Lost but Gone Before"
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK JAMES JACKSON
THE YOUNGEST SON OF
MAJOR AND MRS JACKSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
6th OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR
1858 AGED 6 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as
This little child, the same is Greatest in the
Kingdom of Heaven"

320.   Headstone


SUGAR SIDE OF PRITTY & SUGAR - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER


PRITTY & SUGAR (OTHER SIDE) - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF ELIZTH. WIFE OF
JNO. SUGAR WHO DIED NOV. 30th
1759 AGED 46 YEARS
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JNO. SUGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 24th
1766 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
8th OF AUGUST 1779 AGED 74 YEARS
HERE LYES THE BODY OF JOHN PRITTEY
FRUITERER OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1744
IN THE 67th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZTH. WIDOW OF JOHN PRITTEY
WHO DIED THE 28th OF FEB. 1756 AGED 75 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER IN GRIEF AND MISERY
AND ALSO OF JOHN PRITTEY, SHIPWRIGHT
SON OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WHO DIED
THE 7th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1745 IN THE 27th
YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Psalms the 103rd the 15th & 16th verses
The days of Man are but as Grass for he flourisheth,
As the flower in the fields,
For as soon as the wind,
Goeth over it, it is gone and the place thereof shall,
Know it no more"

321.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MR ROBERT MILLIONS
LATE MASTER R.N. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 27th NOVEMBER 1830
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO TO HIS BELOVED DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH DE COURCEY
WHO DIED THE 2nd DECEMBER 1817
AGED 17 YEARS
"They loved in Life and in Death,
They were not divided"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT BRIGHTON 26th NOV 1853
AGED 84 YEARS

322.   Headstone, fixed to wall and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MARY DULVEY
WIFE OF JOHN DULVEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
27th MAY 1824 AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO HER THREE CHILDREN
SONS OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow,
For thou knowest not what a day,
May bring forth"
ALSO OF MRS MARY WINNETT
WHO DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1830
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES WINNETT WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1837
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO JOHN DULVEY
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1853
AGED 65 YEARS

323.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOWER MILLER ESQ.
SURGEON OF THE 79th REGIMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDERS
WHO DIED THE 19th OF JUNE 1821
AGED 47 YEARS

324.   Headstone, fixed to wall and Foot Stone

THIS STONE IS ERECTED
BY DESIRE OF MR JOHN FOSTER
OF CALCUTTA, BENGALL, INDIA
IN MEMORY OF MRS SUSANNAH FOSTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 19th 1815
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH STUARTSON DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOV. 30Th 1814 AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH SUSANNAH
FOSTER WHO DIED 21st APRIL 1841
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO MRS SUSANNAH FOSTER
WIFE OF
MR RICHARD FOSTER
WHO DIED 9th NOVEMBER 1845
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO MR RICHARD FOSTER
LATE FOREMAN OF LINE AND TWINE
SPINNERS H. M. YARD, CHATHAM
DIED AUG. 3rd 1847 AGED 88 YEARS
"The End of that Man is Peace"

325.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HOSPITAL SERGEANT SAMUEL CURRY
XI REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th DAY OF MAY 1845
AGED 24 YEARS
"She Meekly Resigned her Soul to God,
Trusting in the Merits of Jesus Christ,
In Hope of a Glorious Resurrection unto,
Eternal Life"
ERECTED BY HER AFFECTIONATE
HUSBAND

326.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH ASHDOWN
DIED 28th OF DECEMBER 1819
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD ASHDOWN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 30th APRIL 1836
AGED 62 YEARS
HE WAS 44 YEARS IN THE SURGERY
OF H.M. DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS
DAUGHTER MARY ANN ASHDOWN

327.   Ledger over Brick Vault

"The Righteous Rest in Peace"
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
CAPTAIN
GEORGE JAMES BOWER
H.M. 62nd REGIMENT OF FOOT
FOSTER BROTHER TO HER LATE ROYAL
HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE
OF WALES AND SAXE-COBURG
BORN AUGUST 14th 1795
DIED JUNE 23rd 1840
THIS TRIBUTE TO A BELOVED HUSBAND
AND FATHER IS ERECTED BY HIS
WIDOW AND ORPHAN BOY

328.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF JOHN THE BELOVED
INFANT SON OF
JOHN AND LOUISA BUSWELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF APRIL 1859
AGED 15 MONTHS AND TWO WEEKS
"Asleep in Jesus"

329.   Headstone, attached to wall?, and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
HARRIET ELIZABETH
INFANT DAUGHTER
OF
CAPT. THOMAS JAMES VALIANT
40th REGIMENT
AND ELIZABETH JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 25th JULY 1842
AGED 5 MONTHS AND 7 DAYS

330.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD ENGLISH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1851
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO RICHARD HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1857
AGED 28 YEARS

I.H.S.
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF
CHARLES ENGLISH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1857
AGED 26 YEARS
"May he rest in Peace. Amen"
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1840
AGED 2 YEARS

331.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. WILLIAM STURGES, R.N.
WHO DIED 23rd MAY 1840
AGED 51 YEARS
DEEPLY MOURNED BY A WIDOW
AND EIGHT CHILDREN

332.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
EDITH MARIA LOUISA
THE INFANT DAUGHTEROF THE
REVD. CHARLES GREEN
CHAPLAIN TO THE FORCES
CHATHAM
WHO DIED DECEMBER 20th
1854 AGED 11 MONTHS

333.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HEW BRADFORD FANSHAW
SON OF
MAJOR HEW DALRYMPLE FANSHAW
12th REGT.
WHO DIED 1st FEB. 1855
AGED 9 MONTHS AND 10 DAYS

334.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN EDE
A NATIVE OF LEATHERHEAD, SURREY
WHO DIED APRIL THE 8th 1845
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLOTTE EDE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 11th 1841 AGED 71 YEARS
AND
MARIA SOPHIA BRADLEY
DAUGHTER OF JOHN & CHARLOTTE EDE
DIED NOV. 17th 1842 AGED 29 YEARS

335.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE ANDERSON
WIFE OF
MR ROBERT NOWELL
H.M. ORDNANCE
LATE OF GIBRALTER
WHO DIED 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1845
(No Age)

336.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN JEFFERY SON OF
RICHD. AND ANN HODSHON (OF
THE CITY OF CANTERBURY) WHO DIED
THE 26th OF JAN. 1791 AGED 11 MONTHS
ALSO JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED THE 7th OF NOV. 1792 AGED 16 MONTHS
MARY CAROLINE DIED JAN. 29th 1797
AGED 9 MONTHS
JANE JEMIMA DIED FRB. 8Th 1797
AGED 3 YEARS
SOPHIA DIED MAY 25th 1798
AGED 2 WEEKS
ANN DIED SEPT. 10th 1799
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE RICHARD HODSHON
DIED JUNE 23rd 1799
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD HODSHON WHO DIED
THE 17th APRIL 1817 AGED 60 YEARS

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
SUSANNA WIFE OF
RICHD. HODSHON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 28th DECEMBER 1781
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE RICHARD HODSHON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF
SEPTEMBER 1793 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD & SUSANNAH HODSHON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 18th
1758 AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO SUSANNA THE SECOND
DAUGHTER DIED MAY 15th 1763
AGED 2 YEARS AND 1 MONTH

337.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
MAJOR CHARLES BENTLEY
16th REGT.
OBT. 31st MAY 1831
AET. 52
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE WILLIAM BENTLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY 1839
AGED 23 YEARS

338.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY JOHN SOMMERVILLE
SON OF
MAJOR H. E. SOMMERVILLE
EAST INDIA COMPY. SERVICE
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1833
AGED 6 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
ALSO OF ELEANOR
WIFE OF MAJOR SOMMERVILLE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1840
AGED 48 YEARS

339.   Headstone and Body Stone

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS OGLE ESQ.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 15th
DAY OF JUNE 1822 AGED 59 YEARS
HE WAS THE LATE SURGEON
OF THE HONBLE. E. I. COMPANY'S DEPT.

340.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD THOMPSON
LATE SURGEON IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 4th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1814
AGED 45 YEARS

341.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM GERRARD
LATE MASTER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
A NATIVE OF FIFESHIRE IN
SCOTLAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 1812
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE

342.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARTHA UNDERDOWN
THE WIFE OF MR STEPHEN UNDERDOWN
WHO DIED THE 3rd MAY 1783 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS STONE LIETH SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN
VIZ. DIED AGED
JOHN 2nd DEC. 1763 3 YEARS
ANN 19th JAN. 1767 1YEAR
THOMAS 10th SEPT. 1769 6 YEARS
JAMES 15th FEB. 1772 6 YEARS
STEPHEN 3rd JAN. 1782 25 YEARS
WILLIAM 12th MAY 1791 40 YEARS
"Stay, Passenger ! Behold who lieth here,
A Sister worthy of a sigh and tear,
A Tender Mother and Indulgent Wife,
Whom cruel Death has now bereav'd of life,
If ever Virtue, Piety and Love,
Can merit Blessing that's above,
Here lieth one that craves ? a greater share,
All in her Blest Redeemer their,
Oh! Then with Joy will she Ascend,
Where Pleasure never knows an End"

344.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN UNDERDOWN
SON OF
STEPHEN & MARTHA UNDERDOWN
WHO DIED 1st NOV. 1781
AGED 24 YEARS
"I Labour'd long in Misery and Pain,
The Joys of Heaven to Obtain,
Until the Lord was pleased to set me Free,
From all my Pains and Misery,
I'm gone unto a better place where,
Glory Shines and left my Parents,
No Disgrace behind"

345.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH PIERCE SHARPE
WHO DIED OCT. 14th 1801
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
"See from the earth this fading Lily Rises,
It Springs and Blows, it Flourish's and Dies,
As this Fair Flower scarce Blossom'd for a day,
Short was her Bloom and early the Decay"

346.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF MR
JOHN CARPENTER
LATE BOATSWAIN OF HIS
MAJESTY'S SHIP NEWARK WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th OF
JANUARY 1764 IN THE 37th
YEAR OF HIS AGE

347.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MISS FRANCES HOPE
(OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
FORMERLY OF TENTERDEN)
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OF JANUARY 1843
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
FRANCIS HOPE ESQ.
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OF OCTOBER 1858
AGED 75 YEARS

348.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILIP DELISLE
LATE MAJOR IN THE 4th OR
KING'S OWN REGT
WHO DIED 14th DECEMBER 1838
AGED 56 YEARS

349.   Elm Wood

IN MEMORY OF
MARY FISHLEIGH
DIED NOV. 19th 1813
AGED 81 YEARS
"Long have I Labour'd to Obtain,
The Rest I now Enjoy.
For in my Life no Ease had I,
Pain did my Health Destroy,
But now the Lord hath set me Free,
From all my Grief and Care Oppress'd,
Within the Realms of Righteousness,
In Faith my Soul hath Rest,
Then may my Dear Husband Weep no more,
Nor Offspring shed a Tear,
For I am Gone but just Before,
Unto my Saviour Dear".

350.   Headstone and Foot Stone

FRANCES ANSELL
WHO DIED 8th SEPTEMBER 1833
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
OSWALD ANSELL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1839
AGED 78 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 5 SONS AND 4
DAUGHTERS
ALSO WILLIAM ANSELL
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 71 YEARS

351.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JAMES LARGE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14th JULY 1804
AGED 69 YEARS
JAMES SMITH SUMMERSETT
SON OF JOSEPH AND SUSANNAH
ELIZABETH SUMMERSETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th NOVEMBER
1795 AGED 5 YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS

352.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOANNA WIFE OF
JOHN SUMMERSETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 25th 1786
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SUMMERSETT
HUSBAND TO THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th JANUARY
1795 AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th February 1786
John Summersett of Brompton, Gentleman (Farmer)
   To son, Joseph, a quart silver tankard marked J.J.S., pint silver can marked J.S., 6 silver tea spoons, pair of silver sugar tongs and a silver coral. Executors to gather in all his household goods, furniture, corn, hay, fodder, hop poles, cattle, sheep, hogs, wagons, carts, ploughs, harrows and other live and dead stock; all personal estate and to sell for best price.
Proceeds to son Joseph and daughter Elizabeth wife of James Dodd, equally shared, and then to their children. All real estate to son and daughter, as above. If they have no lawful issue, the property to his sister in law, Bet Bradley, wife of [     ] Bradley, a Dredger, and daughter of John Summersett, late of Prittlewell, Essex, a Riding Officer, for ever. Son and daughter are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Munn, Mary Sommerton and John Sommerton
   Proved 5th March 1795

353.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR SAMUEL SMITH
LATE A MIDSHIPMAN ON BOARD
HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ASIA
WHO HAD JUST SERVED HIS TIME
AND PROMISED TO BE AN ORNAMENT TO THE
BRITISH NAVY
HE DIED THE 14th DAY OF JANUARY 1801
AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS
IN THE TWENTY FIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE
LEAVING TO YOUTH AN AFFECTING LESSON
ON THE FRAILTY OF THEIR BOASTED STRENGTH
AND THE VANITY OF THEIR FAIREST HOPES
ALSO OF ANN WEBB
DIED THE 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1792
AGED 2 YEARS

354.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS ROONEY
LATE COL. SERGT. OF THE 36th REGT.
OF FOOT
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1856
AGED 48 YEARS
ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT BY
HIS AFFECTIONATE WIDOW WHO WILL EVER
HOLD IN REMEMBRANCE THE MANY
VIRTUES OF THE DECEASED AND WHOSE
PRAYER IS THAT WE MAY AGAIN BE
UNTIED IN HEAVEN
ALSO IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF HER MUCH BELOVED HUSBAND
GARRISON SERGT. MAJOR
JAMES MURPHY
OF HONG KONG
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1859
AGED 38 YEARS

355.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 10th 1825
AGED 44 YEARS
EMMA WRAY NIECE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 26th 1825
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS

356.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JONES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF JANUARY 1846
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 9th OF MAY 1836
AGED 61 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED AT
ST. ANN'S , SHANDON, CORK, IRELAND
THIS STONE IS ERECTED
AS A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTIONATE
BY THEIR DAUGHTER

357.   Ledger on Brick Vault

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR STEPHEN INWOOD
LATE BARRACK MASTER AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 28th
DAY OF OCTOBER 1778 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE DIED
ON THE 18th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1773
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO EIGHT OF THEIR CHILDREN
HERE ALSO LIE THE REMAINS OF
MRS SARAH SUGDEN DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE STEPHEN & ELIZABETH
AND WIFE OF MR WILLIAM SUGDEN SENR.
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED ON THE 4th DAY
OF MARCH 1812 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE REMAINS OF SIX OF THEIR
CHILDREN
HERE LIETH THE REMAINS OF
MR WILLIAM SUGDEN (HUSBAND OF
THE ABOVE MRS SARAH SUGDEN)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 17th
DAY OF APRIL 1816 AGED 70 YEARS



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 10th June 1776 and 12th April 1801
Stephen Inwood, of Chatham, Gentleman
   His marriage settlement should be respected.
   To wife Mary, money due from the Friendly Society of Artificers at H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness, of which he is a member.
   To daughter Sarah, wife of William Sugden, £400 in the 4% Bank Annuities; also to Sarah, £100 and interest, owing to him, upon mortgage, from a house in Strood.
   To grandson William Sugden, the new red brick house in Mansion Row. To daughter, Susana, wife of Thomas Tempest, £500 of the above stock; also to her, £100 in the 3% Annuities, now in the names of friends, Francis Harrison and Robert Horsnail, as trustees.
   To daughter, Mary wife of Samuel Stroughill, £200 in the 4% Annuities.
   To good friends, Robert Horsnail of Strood, Shipwright and William Horsnail of Strood, Sail Maker, £800 in the 4% Annuities and the further sum of £400 in the 3% Annuities, now in names of Francis Harrison and Robert Horsnail, upon trust.
   Trustees to permit daughter, Mary to have the interest, for life. After her death, in trust for the maintenance and education of her children, until they are 21, when they will share the capital, equally.
   If she has no surviving children, then the capital to be shared equally among the children of Sarah Sugden and Susanna Tempest.
   To Robert and William Horsnail, £5 each.
   Payment of interest of the two sums of £100 and £400 annuities in names of Harrison and Horsnail, will only start when his widow is dead. Other bequest take immediate effect. After debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid residue shared by daughters. Robert and William Horsnail are executors.
   Witnesses: William Witheridge, Robert Bristow and George Taylor, Attorney of Chatham
   Proved 10th November 1778

William Sugden the Elder
   To wife Sarah, all his real and personal estate, for life or as long as she remains unmarried. If she remarries, all his estate to be sold and proceeds invested in the Public Funds. Interest to be shared by his widow and children, except son William, who has already had more than the others.
   To son William, the gold buttons in his shirt sleeves, clothes and watch.
   His brother Thomas, of Garden Street, Brompton, John Lock the Elder, of Chatham Barracks and wife are executors.
   Witnesses: Gideon Davis and Frank Hope

Codicil dated 5th November 1808
   Brother Thomas is now dead and Mr Lock is very busy, so he now appoints daughter Mary Stanton joint executor with his wife.
   Witnesses: As for will

Codicil dated 4th March 1812
   His wife died today and his daughter Mary is a widow, daughter Rebecca is unmarried.
   None of his property shall be shared (excepting son William), until these daughters are provided for by marriage or "any other way providence may bless them".
   Witnesses: Francis Hope, Gentleman and John Vinall, Junior, Gentleman, Gillingham

Affidavit dated 15th June 1816
   Francis Hope and John Vinall are sworn. They witnessed last codicil in each other's presence and that of Sugden. In the margin Sugden wrote that his grand daughter, Mary Susannah to be taken care of in case of her mother's death, until she is provided for. They confirm this was added in their presence by Sugden.
   Proved 21st June 1816

358.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
CAPTAIN MORTIMER TIMPSON
(LATE OF THE CHATHAM DIVISION OF THE ROYAL MARINES)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 12th JUNE 1822
AGED 40 YEARS
AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL ILLNESS
OF NEARLY THREE YEARS
TO HER PIOUS MEMORY ONE OF THE BEST OF WIVES
PRUDENT AND VIRTUOS HE WITH DEEPEST
SORROW FOR HIS GREAT LOSS
HAD THIS STONE ERECTED

359.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS HOWELL
MANY YEARS FOREMAN OF ROPEMAKERS
IN HIS MAJESTY'S YARD, CHATHAM
HE DIED THE 24th OF NOVEMBER 1799
AGED 80 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th April 1791
Thomas Howell the Elder of Gillingham, Rope Maker
   His clothes to son Thomas.
   Household furniture and goods to wife Susannah, for ever.
   All wages due from apprentices, to his wife, she is to honour covenants; she also has £20.
   To son Thomas, £20; to daughters, Sarah Crips and Ann Clout, £10 each.
Residue, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife and son Thomas, as trustees, they to convert into cash and invest in Public Funds. Wife to have interest. After her death, upon trust. Interest to daughter Sarah wife of Nathaniel Crips, for life. After her death, upon trust for benefit of grand daughter, Sarah Howell daughter of Thomas and Margaret, until she is 21.
   After his wife's death, if there is a surplus above £200, then the £200 to be paid to daughter, Ann, wife of Joseph Clout, for ever. Residue of capital stock to son Thomas, for ever.
   Wife and son Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: William Leith and John Sommerton
   Proved 24th April 1800
Note in margin, dated 20th March 1804
   Will has not been administered. Granted to grand daughter, Sarah Howell. Susannah and Thomas Howell, as well as Sarah Crips have since died.

360.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MARGARET
WIFE OF THOMAS BISHOP
WHO DIED ON THE 16th DAY
OF OCTOBER 1798 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 10th DAY OF SEPT. 1794
AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO MARY SECOND WIFE OF THE
ABOVE THOMAS BISHOP
WHO DIED ON THE 8th DAY OF AUGUST 1811
AGED 38 YEARS
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN DAUGHTER OF
THOS. AND ANN BISHOP DIED 26th NOV.
1816 AGED 13 MONTHS

361.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH HERRINGTON
WHO DIED 7th AUGUST 1824
AGED 32 YEARS
MRS MARY HERRINGTON WIFE OF
THE ABOVE DIED 31st DECEMBER
1825 AGED 33 YEARS

362.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF ANN WIFE
OF MR WILLIAM JORDAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th
APRIL 1809 AGED 19 YEARS
"My Flesh shall Slumber in the ground,
Till the Last Trumpet's joyful sound,
Then Burst the Tomb in Sweet Surprise,
And in my Saviour's Image Rise"
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM JORDAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th MAY
1810 AGED 24 YEARS
MR THOMAS JORDAN SENR. DEPARTED
THIS LIFE14th DEC. 1808 AGED 55 YEARS
MR JOSEPH HERRINGTON FATHER TO
THE ABOVE ANN JORDAN DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 16th JANY. 1810 AGED 57 YEARS
MRS SARAH HERRINGTON
DIED 8th MAY 1841 AGED 83 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Wills, dated 30th November 1807 and 29th January 1810
Thomas Jordan of Chatham, Victualler
   He has been blessed with a large family, which he has provided for, except for youngest child, Michael. Son William, Shipwright, is executor and guardian of Michael. To William all monies, household goods and furniture and business utensils. William to promise to bring up Michael until he can provide for himself. After funeral costs, etc., William to have residue. He only has enough lefy to provide for Michael, so can not leave anything to his other children.
   Witnesses: William Jordan, William Court and Thomas Chittenden

Codicil dated 18th November 1808
   Bequest to William is absolute, he is to support Michael until he is 21.
   Witnesses: Joseph Mellin and J. Bromley
   Proved 20th December 1808 Value of effects under £100

William Jordan of Brompton, Victualler (Swan Public House)
   After funeral expenses, etc., to brother Michael, all household furniture and goods, clothes and money.
   Appoints Joseph Clout of Chatham, Victualler and William Proctor of Chatham, Brazier, Guardians of his will. Household furniture to be sold for benefit of brother Michael.
   Witnesses: William Farrell and John Mc Intosh.
   7th November 1812
Administration granted to John Jordan of Woolwich, Painter, Guardian of Michael, Clout and Proctor having renounced.

Detailed inventory of household furniture and goods, totalling £200 7s 9d
(It seems that William gave up a career as a shipwright to run the inn.)

363.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIETH THE REMAINS
OF
JOHN CHEWTER DYER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF MAY 1835
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
MARY DYER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd OF SEPTEMBER 1844
IN THE 91st YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 20th February 1822
John Chewter Dyer of Gillingham
   To wife Mary, who is executor, all of his estate.
   Witnesses: Robert Newnham , Elizabeth Newnham and Ann Blackman
   Proved 28th August 1835

364.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR HENRY DUNK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 28th 1825
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH DUNK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th OF JULY 1831
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO HENRY DUNK
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 14th 1838 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th OCTOBER 1856
AGED 23 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 8th December 1824
Henry Dunk of Brompton, Timber Merchant
   All his estate shared equally between wife Elizabeth, son Henry and nephew Henry Caddy.
   Wife to give up Dower Rights. The above are executors.
   Witnesses: Michael Balchin of Chatham. Bricklayer, Edward Twopenny, Solicitor, Rochester and J. H. Bullard, Clerk to Mr Twopenny.
   Proved 23rd February 1825 Value of effects under £800
   Power reserved to Henry Caddy. Son Henry is a Timber Merchant

365.   Headstone and Foots Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM PETER
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1837
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 14th 1841
AGED 23 YEARS

366.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR THOMAS POTTER
WHO DIED JULY 26th 1847
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR THOMAS POTTER
WHO DIED MAY 4th 1854
AGED 74 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 3rd May 1854
Thomas Potter of Gillingham, Town Carter
   To son James of Gravesend, Carpenter, 1/3 of his personal effects, 1/3 to daughter Mary Ann wife of George Lewis, Baker of Chatham and 1/3 to son John of Gillingham, Joiner.
   After expenses, to grandson, Thomas Potter, £20 at 24 years. To servant, Thomas Nurland, £5.
Son John is executor.
   Witnesses; Robert Sowter and Thomas Woolley
   Proved 20th May 1854
Affidavit dated 25th May 1854
   Sowter and Woolley sworn as usual, that all three were present when will was signed and witnessed.

367.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & ANN POTTER
WHO DIED MAY THE 18th IN THE YEAR
1832 AGED 5 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS POTTER
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 5th IN THE YEAR
1835 AGED 28 YEARS
"O Thou! Or Friend or Stranger who shall tread,
Those Solemn Mansions of the Silent Dead,
O Pause! Repent, Repent, Resolve, Amend,
Life has no Length, Eternity no End"
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON NAMED THOMAS

368.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH BROWNING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
23rd JULY 1781 AGED 23 YEARS
"Repent with Speed, make no Delay,
I in my Prime was Snatch'd away"

369.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS CLARK
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OCTOBER 1801 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY CLARK WIFE OF THE
ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OCTOBER
1787 AGED 47 YEARS
"He took his leave when he went out,
Of all that were at home,
But Sudden Death died snatch him off,
Before he could return"

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 11th October 1800
Thomas Clark of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   To daughter Jane, wife of John Murton, his bureau and clock.
   Four freehold houses in Princes Street, Gillingham, to sons Thomas, James and George and daughters Mary wife of Thomas Elvy and Jane Murton, equally shared, for ever.
   They to appoint a capable person to value properties. Sons to have choice of house, in order of seniority but without knowing value. Varying values to be evened out by instalments not exceeding annual rent.
   Residue of estate to his children, equally shared.
   Any dispute to be referred to Daniel Skillett and Had Stone.
   Sons in laws, John Murton and Thomas Elvy are executors.
   Witnesses: Daniel Skillett, William West and Had Stone
   Proved 3rd March 1802 Value of effects less than £100

370.   Ledger on Brick Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN K. MURCHISON
29th REGIMENT
WHO DIED ON THE 11th OF
AUGUST 1852
AGED 39 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

371.   Headstone

FREDK. GATTON BEAUMONT
DIED 6th JULY 1837
LEAVING ISSUE 3 DAUGHTERS
MAY ANN, LOUISA & FRANCES
SARAH HIS WIFE
DIED 2nd APRIL 1801
ALSO 4 INFANT CHILDREN
THE LAST SURVIVING FREDK.
(PURSER IN H. M. NAVY)
DIED IN JAMAICA 1811

372.   Headstone, Foot Stone and 2 Body Stones

M H
MR JOHN PAGE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED MAY THE 2nd 1797
AGED 68 YEARS
"Jus Animo et Incoctum Generosa,
Pectus Honestio"
SARAH FIRST WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL THE 5th 1762 AGED 25 YEARS
ANN HIS SECOND WIFE
DIED AUGUST THE 23rd 1773 AGED 34 YEARS
THREE OF THEIR ISSUE DIED IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ
JOHN, THOMAS AND MARTHA
ALSO ANN PAGE THIRD WIFE OF
THE ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
18th JULY 1799 AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st April 1795
John Page of Gillingham, Gentleman (Rope Maker)
   Wife Ann, son in law George Nash of Brompton, Gentleman and nephew Joseph Clout of Chatham, Victualler are executors.
   To son in law, James Fullagar of Gillingham, Farmer £50; to John Simmons of Rochester, Gentleman, £50, after death of remarriage of wife. If Fullagar or Simmons die in wife's lifetime, their legacies to go into residue of personal estate.
   To esteemed friends, Thomas Howell and Susan his wife, a ring each as a small token of regard.
   To executors, £1,300, upon trust. This will be in hands of his widow as long as she remains his widow, until grandson, James Fullagar, son of late daughter Ann, is 21, when he will receive the money. Trustees can spend up to £300 of the sum to place James apprentice as they think fit.
   Interest from the £1,300 to be reinvested. If grandson dies before he is 21, then the £1,300to daughter Mary wife of George Nash.
   To wife all monies and household contents and stock in trade as long as she remains his widow. If she marries he gives her £1,000. An inventory to be made of his personal estate and effects. To wife all real estate in Gillingham and Higham, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, the real estate to George Nash and Joseph Clout, upon trust, for benefit of Mary Nash for life. After her death for the benefit of her children. In default of children then to George Nash and Joseph Clout to sell. Proceeds to George Nash, brother Thomas, sister Margaret wife of Nathaniel Goddard, nephew Joseph Clout, nephew Paul Heath, niece Mary Jordan, wife's niece Mary Cole, Captain Richard Clements and wife's niece Ann Clements, equally shared.
   Interest only from share of Paul Heath and Mary Cole to be paid to them. After their deaths their executors will receive the capital sums.
   Residue of personal estate and effects to George Nash and Joseph Clout, they to allow his wife to receive interest, as long as she remains his widow.
   To sister Margaret Goddard an annuity of 7s per week, after her death her husband to have an annuity of 3s 6d per week.
   He has a business as a Rope Maker and a contract with the Commissioner of Chatham Dockyard. This is to be continued for the benefit of his wife and Joseph Clout.
   Witnesses: Mary Norton, Joseph Willmott and John Sommerton.
   Proved 5th July 1797.

373.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH GRAHAM
WHO DIED THE 21st FEBRUARY 1804
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS AND ELIZABETH GRAHAM VIZ
WILLIAM GEORGE GRAHAM
DIED THE 28th FEB 1801 AGED 2 YEARS
MARGARET PAGE GRAHAM
DIED THE 20th APRIL 1806 AGED 3 YEARS

374.   Ledger on Stone Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES RITCHIE
SON OF
ISAAC AND SARAH ELEANOR FRIDAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 2nd 1839
AGED 7 YEARS
"Thou art Gone to the Grave but we'll not Deplore thee,
Whose God was thy Ransom, thy Guardian and Guide,
He Gave thee, He Took thee and will Restore thee,
And Death has no Sting, for the Saviour hath died"

375.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
JAMES FENNING
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1854
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
RACHEL DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 1st MARCH 1854
AGED 3 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath
Taken away Blessed be the name of
The Lord"

376.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF ANN LATE WIFE OF
JOSEPH BULFILL
SHIPWRIGHT AND DAUGHTER
OF JOHN FULLAGAR OF LEEDS
IN THIS COUNTY, YEOMAN
WHO DIED THE 9th OF FEB 1759
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN JAMES DIED
THE 8th OF MARCH 1756 AGED 4 YEARS
FRANCES DIED THE 24th OF JUNE 1759 ?
AGED 2 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO TWO DIED INFANTS

377.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
MR GILBERT WM. KENNETT
WHO DIED 27th AUGUST 1840
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th DECEMBER 1840
AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th JUNE 1842
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY AND
LIES INTERRED AT FAVERSHAM
ALSO CAROLINE HILLAS ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 24th
DAY OF JUNE 1846 AGED 24 YEARS
AND IS INTERRED IN THE CHURCHYARD
OF ST. LEONARDS, HYTHE
LEAVING TWO ORPHAN DAUGHTERS SURVIVING
ALSO GILBERT WM KENNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15th
DAY OF JUNE 1854 AGED 64 YEARS
"Though dead he Lives in the Hearts of his
Surviving Children"

378.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

J K 1840

379.   

As Above

M A K 1842

380.   Headstone and 2 Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES CHILD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 9th 1804
AGED 52 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain.
Till Death did me Seize and God did Please,
To Free me from my Pain"
ALSO THE BODY OF THOMAS HARTLEY
WHO DIED MAY 31st 1817 AGED 50 YEARS
"A Friend and Neighbour True was he,
An Husband Kind and Dear,
Dishonesty was never Known,
By Him who Sleepeth here"

Rear

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
MR TIMOTHY WALKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF MARCH 1823
AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th April 1813
Thomas Hartley of Gillingham
   All estate to his wife, Sarah, she is executor
   Witnesses: Thomas Dear, John Burton ?, Line Purcell and Thomas Lovell
   Proved 19th May 1818

381.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR WILLIAM REED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th JUNE 1803
AGED 74 YEARS
MRS REBEKAH REED
WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 9th DAY OF
FEBRUARY 1815 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM REED SON OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th APRIL 1771
AGED 12 YEARS

382.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES COOPER
WIFE OF
MICHAEL CLIFFORD COOPER
WHO DIED 21st AUGUST 1849
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH HUNT
DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JUNE 1842
AGED 28 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

383.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMILY GUTHRIE
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN H. W. P. WELMAN
86th REGIMENT
WHO DIED ON THE 9th DAY
OF FEBRUARY 1851

384.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE BELOVED MEMORY
OF
MR JOSEPH HEWITT
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 28th NOVEMBER 1843
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO 3 CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

385.   Headstone

IN PIOUS MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
EDWARD MARSHALL
AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN HOULDEN?
OF LIMEHOUSE IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX
LINEN DRAPER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th DAY OF MAY 1756 AGED 53 YEARS
TO ONE OF THE BEST OF WIVES, MOST PRUDENT AND VIRTUOUS,
HE WITH THE DEEPEST SORROW FOR SO GREAT A LOSS,
THIS MONUMENT ERECTED
ALSO THE BODY OF MR EDWARD MARSHALL
DIED 26th DECEMBER 1762 AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd July 1761
Edward Marshall of Brompton, Shipwright
   Wife Ann is executor. Desires to be buried in Gillingham churchyard in same grave, under the same stone where his late wife, Elizabeth is buried.
   To wife Ann, his freehold house in Brompton Street, occupied by Thomas Mellin, Shipwright, for life. After her death, to his brother, John, for life. After his death, (but chargeable with an annuity of 20/- to the Churchwardens and Overseers of Gillingham, upon trust. The house then goes to Hind, son of brother John, for ever.
   The above annuity is for the benefit of 6 poor people of the parish, to be distributed as the church thinks fit. When cousin Hind takes possession of the house, he is to pay Susanna and Mary Ovenden of Stone near Faversham, £10 each. In default of this payment, the bequest to Hind is void and goes to Susanna and Mary.
To brother John, £150 and clothes; however if John dies before the legacy is paid, then his son Hind will have £100 and Henry, Susanna and Mary Ovenden shall have £15 each, and to cousin Jane Stringer, wife of William, £5, this all out of the £150.
   To Mary West, wife of James and to Ann and Elizabeth Marshall, 2 guineas each. Another 3 guineas to Jane Stringer; to William Renwick of Ratcliff Highway, Gentleman, 3 guineas; To Mary Smith and Elizabeth Splidt, wife of Philip the Younger, Rope Maker, of Prince's Square, 1 guinea each; to Curtis Anderson, son of Thomas, his wife's Godson, 1 guinea; to Hind Marshall, £50 at 20 or out of his apprenticeship to Stephen Bingle. The greater part of his effects are in the hands of brother John, he trusts that he will assist his wife, he gets another 1 guinea.
   Witnesses: Thomas Mellin, Oliver Waller and Joseph Mellin
   Proved 11th January 1763

386.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN HALL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 29th DEC.
1752 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO JOHN HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
ELIZ. HALL DIED 21st DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1766 AGED 80 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 8th July 1757
John Hall of Gillingham, Shipwright
   His effects should be of the value of £100.
   To sisters, Sarah Oriford and Mary Vann, £5 each for a suit of mourning.
   However, if his effects are worth less than £100, the above legacies are void, then all of his estate to sons, John and Thomas, shared equally, they are executors.
   Witnesses: Moses Henniker and Thomas Feltham
   Proved 13th December 1766

387.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF MR JOHN BENSTED
MANY YEARS CLERK OF THIS PARISH
DIED 1st OCTOBER 1792 AGED 76 YEARS
MRS SUSANNA BENSTED
HIS WIFE DIED 16th MARCH 1792
AGED 70 YEARS
LIKEWISE TWO DAUGHTERS OF
DANIEL AND HONOR BENSTED
MARY ANN DIED 27th JULY 1792
AGED 4 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ANN DIED 22nd OCT. 1795 AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO SARAH THEIR DAUGHTER DIED 15th
DECEMBER 1810 AGED 20 YEARS

Rear
MRS HANNAH BENSTED DIED
23rd MARCH 1822 AGED 65 YEARS
MR DANIEL BENSTED
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 31st MAY 1839 IN THE 80th
YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th April 1839
Daniel Bensted, Parish Clerk of Gillingham
   Four freeholds in Christmas Street, Gillingham, to daughter, Elizabeth for life. After her death, to grand daughter, Mary Ann Sturla, Spinster, (now living with him), for ever.
   All other freeholds and leaseholds, household goods and personal estate to daughter Elizabeth, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Muddle and Thomas Cownes?
   Proved 8th August 1839

388.   Small Headstone

J. BENSTED 1750
AGED 31
MARY THE DAUGHTER
OF SAML. & ELIZTH.
BENSTED
DIED MAY THE 4th 1794
AGED 19 MONTHS

389.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM NURSEY
WHO DIED THE 3rd NOVEMBER
1815 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZ. NURSEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND
SUSANNA BENSTED
DIED 3rd DEC. 1819 AGED 73 YEARS

390.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM QUARME ESQ.
LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th JUNE 1802
IN THE 73rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS JUDITH EDWARDS
DAUGHTER OF THE HON. COL. LESSLY
OF ANTIGUA AND
RELICT OF MAJOR THOMAS EDWARDS
OF THE 6th REGIMENT OF FOOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th MAY 1823
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO SARAH JANE QUARME DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 28th
DAY OF MAY 1829 AGED 39 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH ELIZABETH QUARME
RELICT OF THE LATE LIEUT. QUARME
OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST 1830
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ISABELLE
QUARME EDWARDS
DAUGHTER OF
JNO. GUNTER & JANE DUNBAR HOSIER
& NIECE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1830
AGED 38 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th June 1802
William Quarmes, Lieutenant, Royal Navy
   To friend Sarah Henwill, alias Sarah Quarme, all of his estate, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Reynolds, John Gunter Hosier and Judith Edwards
   Proved 9th September 1802

391.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE JANE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN GUNTER AND JANE DUNBAR
HOSIER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF
APRIL 1801 AGED 1 YEARS & 14 DAYS
"Beneath a Sleeping Infant lies,
To Earth her Ashes, but,
Hereafter shall more Glorious Rise,
And none more Innocent,
When the Archangel's Trump shall Blow,
And Souls with Bodies Join,
Millions shall wish their Life below,
Had been as Short as theirs"

Rear
MRS JANE DUNBAR HOSIER
WIFE OF MR J. G. HOSIER PURSER R. N.
DUED THE 22nd MAY 1807 AGED 34 YEARS
ELIZ. MARY WILLM. QUARME
EDWARDS DIED THE 29th JANUARY
1813 AGED 19 YEARS

392.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT RANDALL
LATE OF WHITTLESEA IN THE ISLE
OF ELY
WHO DIED THE 12th OF JULY 1805
AGED 22 YEARS

393.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE MOXON
(SON OF
GEORGE & MARIA MOXON)
LATE PURSER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
SYBILLE
WHO DIED ON THE COAST OF AFRICA
ON THE 29th OF JANUARY 1830
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH EMILY,
CHARLOTTE ANN, JOHN NORRIS,
WILLIAM HENRY AND GEORGIANA
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO MR GEORGE MOXON FATHER OF
THE ABOVE LATE MASTER ROPEMAKER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED AT PORTSEA THE 28th JULY 1834
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
MR EDWARD HENRY MOXON
SURGEON OF CHATHAM ONLY SURVIVING
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY
30th 1838
AGED 27 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
MRS MARIA MOXON
RELICT OF
MR GEORGE MOXON
OF CHATHAM DOCK YARD
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER DECEMBER 1st
1851 AGED 80 YEARS

394.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
SARAH HARNESS
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN RICHARD HARNESS R. N.
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1843
AGED 42

395.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF WILLIAM GRACE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 17th
1809 AGED 31 YEARS

396.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MR SAMUEL BENSTED
LATE QUARTERMAN
OF H.M. DOCK YARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED 13th MARCH 1837
AGED 75
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th OCTOBER 1838
AGED 78 YEARS
"Set thine house in order for thou,
shall died and not live"
20th Chap 2nd Kings 1st Verse
ALSO FOUR DAUGHTERS WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

Rear
IN MEMORY
OF
LIEUT. GEORGE RICKETTS R.N.
WHO WAS DROWNED OFF KILLALA
19th MAY 1827 AGED 39
ALSO CHARLES FREDERICK
SON OF THE ABOVE
BY HIS WIFE
SARAH ELEANOR RICKETTS
DAUGHTER OF
MR SAMUEL BENSTED
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1830
AGED 5 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd September 1835
Samuel Bensted of Exmouth Terrace, Late Quarterman of Shipwrights, Chatham Dockyard
   To wife Elizabeth, all real estate and household goods and wages due and money in the Life Assurance Office, Norwich, for life. After her death, the household contents to his two daughters, Sarah Ricketts and Elizabeth Gamon, shared equally, the furniture to be shared with son Samuel, Thomas Mearnes. Wife and daughter Sarah are executors.
   Witnesses: William Whittle, Thomas Bullbrook and John ( ? )
   Proved 10th April 1837 Power reserved to Widow

397.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS MEARNES OF THIS
PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th DAY OF JUNE 1804
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH MEARNES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY OF FEB. 1811
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO MR GEORGE MEARNES
LIEUT. IN THE ROYAL NAVY AND SON
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED AT JAMAICA
ON BOARD H.M.S VALIANT OF THE
YELLOW FEVER ON THE 7th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1798 AGED 25 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 21st July 1796
Thomas Mearnes, Carpenter of H.M.S. Temeraire
  
To wife Elizabeth, monies, plate, gold medals, clothes, household goods and furniture, books and wages due.
   Money due from the Society of Warrant Officers. Real estate to wife. After her death, what remains of estate to daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Mary, shared equally. Wife and daughters are executors.
   Witnesses: Rachel Fullager and Mary Hearne
   Proved 25th July 1804

398.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
CAPT. GEORGE HOLLINWORTH R.M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th AUGUST 1846
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN MOORE ESQ.
OF H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED 3rd AUGUST 1847 AGED 61
"How Sweet a thing is Death to all that know,
That all on earth is Vanity and Woe,
Who taught by Sickness long have ceased to Dread,
The Stroke that bears them to their Peaceful Bed,
Few are our Days yet while these days Remain,
But Joys must yield to Grief our ease to Pain,
Then tell me Weary Pilgrim which id best,
The Toilsome Journey or the Traveller's Rest"
ALSO
JOHN MOORE ESQ.
WHO DIED 18th JULY 1863 ?* AGED 85
* Connolly transcribed the monuments in 1862

399.   Headstone and Foot Stone

WILLIAM FRYER, DREDGERMAN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th JULY 1795 AGED 29 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did Please Death should me Seize,
And Ease me of my Pain"

400.   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HURSY
WHO DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1835
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF
WILLIAM AND JANE HILDER
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1841 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO JANE
WIFE OF WILLIAM HILDER
WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1843
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO MARY SECOND
WIFE OF WILLIAM HILDER
WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1847
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO DANIEL SON OF
WILLIAM AND JANE HILDER
WHO DIED 4th OCTOBER 1856
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HILDER
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1857
AGED 55 YEARS

 

M.I.s numbers 401 to 500

401.   Headstone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR M. HERRIOT
LIEUT. AND ADJ. ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED ON THE 9th DAY OF AUGUST 1842
AGED 33 YEARS
AND TO
ANN PICTON HERRIOT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 21st DAY OF AUGUST 1842
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO TO
ANDREW HERRIOT
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL MARINES
AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 16th DAY OF DECEMBER 1840
AGED 63 YEARS
AND TO
BREVET MAJOR WILLIAM M. HERRIOT
ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED AND WAS BURIED AT SEA
DEC. 11th 1854 AGED 44
DEEPLY DEPLORED AND UNIVERSALLY BELOVED

402.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES HENRY
SON OF
LIEUT. JAMES ANDERSON 67th REGT.
AND MARY JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th JUNE 1855
AGED 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"

403.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY
OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN HALFHEAD
OF CHATHAM SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 11th OF APRIL 1765
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN HALFHEAD DIED THE
28th OF MAY 1781
AGED 72 YEARS
MARY NASH WIFE OF
GEORGE NASH OF THIS PARISH
OBT. DEC. 25th 1802 AET. 34
GEORGE NASH
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED ON THE 19th MAY 1837

Side Panel
MR JOHN NASH DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th JULY 1778 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SIX OF HIS CHILDREN
WILLIAM NASH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
THE 9th OF MARCH 1780 AGED 17 YEARS
JOHN NASH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 18th
OF JUNE 1782 AGED 20 YEARS

Side Panel
JOHN HALFHEAD JUNR.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st OF NOVEMBER
1780 AGED 39 YEARS
GEORGE NASH SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 8th MAY 1844 AGED 29 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th February 1780 and 6th May 1836
John Halfhead of Chatham, Baker
   To daughter Mary Halfhead, £400; to daughter Elizabeth Nash, £700; to son John, £100, "to discharge the Bond given to John Hack for payment of £200 and interest due", this money was borrowed by son John.
   To servant maid, Mary Roberts, £10. Rest of personal estate and real estate, to his two daughters, equally shared.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hargood, T. Fisher and George Conquest
   Proved 14th July 1781

George Nash of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife Elizabeth, son George and brother in law, Anthony Hunt of Maidstone,Gentleman, his trustees and executors, all his freehold and leasehold estate in Gillingham and Chatham, in trust. His goods, chattels, horse, carriage, farming stock and implements, ready money, securities, owed on mortgage, bonds, etc.
   Personal estate and effects to trustees, who from time to time, will sell what wife does not select for her own use. They are to invest in Public Funds. Wife to have use of furniture, goods, plate, linen, etc., and rents from property for life as long as she remains his widow. If she remarries, the above divided between her and daughter Eliza Spong, wife of Thomas Spong of Aylesford, Merchant, sons George and Alfred and daughter, Elizabeth in equal shares. The income from real estate shared equally between wife and children.
Witnesses: Christian Nash, James Blackader and J. Stephens

Codicil 27th March 1837
Regarding piece of land purchased from Lt. Tribe, in lieu he gives land near Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, Gillingham, to daughter, Eliza Spong, for ever. Appoints additional executors, son Alfred and grandson, Thomas Nash.
   If he dies in London he wishes to be buried there.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens , Agnes Shears and A. Meres
   Proved 21st June 1837

Note in margin, 26th February 1851
Son Alfred is now 21 and granted administration

404.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM MATHESON
MANY YEARS CARPENTER IN H.M. NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 23rd 1836
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1829
AGED 11 MONTHS AND 21 DAY

405.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF SARAH WIFE OF
MR ROBERT DEAN
CARPENTER OF H.M.S. ORION
WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1855
AGED 51 YEARS
"Weep not for me my Husband Dear,
Nor be no longer Sad,
The Shorter Time that I Liv'd here,
The Fewer Sins I had"
"Prepare to meet thy God"

406.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY WOOD
WIFE OF MR PETER WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th DAY OF APRIL 1816
AGED 73 YEARS

407.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JAMES SUMMERTON
WHO DIED THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1780
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO CHARLES SON OF CHARLES
AND ELIZABETH SIGGINS WHO
DIED JULY 15th 1821 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MR CHARLES SIGGINS WHO
DIED FEB. 14th 1834
AGED 79 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 8th June 1778
James Summerton of Brompton, Husbandman
   To wife Elizabeth all ready money, securities, goods, chattels, furniture, effects and personal estate.
   She must not "put it into the power" of any future husband to spend and "wrong yourself or children.
    "Therefore I strictly order and direct that you see order and direct according to this my last will and testament".
   Children to have equal shares,. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Weaver and Thomas Seamark
   Proved 27th March 1780 Value of effects less than £300

Affidavit 27th March 1780
   John Weaver, Husbandman and Thomas Seamark, Sawyer, are sworn. They knew deceased well and confirm will is in his hand, and all three were present when will was executed.

408.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WALL LATE MASTER MAST MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD CHATHAM & SHEERNESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF JUNE 1797
AGED 40 YEARS
MRS CLARANCHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th OF JUNE 1835
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ELIZABETH WALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 10th 1832
AGED 44 YEARS
MARIA SUSANNA
WIFE OF GEORGE HOWES
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JULY 11th 1822
AGED 39 YEARS
THOMAS WALL HOWES
DIED 2nd OF SEPTEMBER 1834
AGED 24 YEARS

Side Panel
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH HOPPER
DIED 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1838 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF RICHARD ROPER HOPPER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1848 AGED 38 YEARS
AND THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER LOUISA AGED 9 DAYS

Side Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE LIES THE BODY OF
MR ROBERT HOPPER OF THIS PARISH DIED AUGT. THE 11th
1788 AGED 60 YEARS
MRS MARY HOPPER WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED OCT. 24th
1795 AGED 67 YEARS
ANN HOPPER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED DEC. 11th
1769 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th June 1797
Thomas Wall of Brompton, Stone Mason
   A gold ring, value, 1 guinea, to friends, Allen Gardner and Joseph Clout. All ready money and money due from H. M. Dockyards at Chatham and Sheerness, stock in trade, furniture, rest and residue, to wife Claranchia and daughters, Elizabeth and Maria, in equal shares. Wife is executor, she to carry on business but may sell parts from time to time as she thinks fit.
   Signs will with mark.
   Witnesses: John Vinall and J. Stephens
   Proved 1st July 1797

409.   Headstone and Foot Stone

WALTER ROPER
LATE BOATSWAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
STIRLING CASTLE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF OCTOBER 1729
AGED 64 YEARS
ELIZABETH ROPER HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF MAY 1776
AGED 86 YEARS
LAYTON ROPER THEIR SON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF APRIL 1781
AGED 60 YEARS
ELIZABETH ROPER
THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 1st SEPTEMBER 1804 AGED 79 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 17th May 1716 and
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd April 1779
Walter Roper, Boatswain of H.M.S. Burlington
  
Pay, prize money and bounty due and rest of estate to wife Elizabeth, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Burk ?, Gunner, Joseph Richardson, ( ? ) and ( ? )
   Proved 15th March 1731

Layton Roper, of Brompton, Shipwright
   To sister, Elizabeth Roper, now living with him, his own freehold house in Prospect Row, Brompton, for ever. To nephew Richard Hopper of Brompton, Shipwright, all of his clothes.
   Remainder of estate to sister Elizabeth, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Soame, Edward Leeds and Mary Thomas, 7, Sherbern Lane, London
   Proved 18th May 1781

410.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLM. DANTER
LATE OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 24th OF APRIL 1754
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH
ANTHONY DANTER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 27th DECR. 1750
AGED 76 YEARS



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th March 1754 and
Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 17th September 1749
William Danter of Chatham
   Desires to be buried at "Jellingham" churchyard.
   To wife Ann all personal estate, except legacies to be bequeathed.
   Mr John Hick Attorney of Strood and Layton Roper of Brompton and wife are executors.
   To the male executors, £10 each for a suit of mourning and a ring in memory of him.
   John Hick is principal executor.
   Witnesses: George Chamberlan, James Lloyd ?, and James Belfoure
   Proved 6th May 1754

Anthony Danter of Brompton, Block Maker
   His three freeholds in Brompton, and other real estate to sister, Elizabeth Roper, for life. After her death, to her two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Roper, shared equally.
   If both died in his lifetime, leaving children, then to those children, equally shared.
   Personal estate, after funeral costs, etc., to sister Elizabeth, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Gurnett, Richard Coosens , Ann Gurnett and John Humpage, Attorney, Gravesend

411.   Ledger over Vault

HERE LIES THE MORTAL REMAINS
OF
HENRY DAVID WILLIAMS
LIEUT. OF H.M. 26th REGT.
AND LATE OF EVENJOBB
IN THE COUNTY OF RADNOR
HE DIED FEB. 7th 1841
IN THE 37th YEAR OF HIS AGE
APART FROM THE GRAVES OF HIS
FATHERS AND THE HOMES OF
HIS KINDRED
THIS MEMORIAL OF AFFECTION
ASKS RESPECT
FOR A SOLDIER'S SEPULCHRE
AND CLAIMS ATTENTION
TO THE SOLEMN WARNING
"Prepare to meet thy God"

412.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
SOPHIS CAROLINE
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPT. J. G. MCKERLIE, R.E.
AND SOPHIA CAROLINE
HIS WIFE
BORN 28th AUGUST 1847
DIED 22nd MARCH 1848

413.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH TAW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
21st SEPTEMBER 1814
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
MR. ROBERT TAW
LATE GUNNER R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th JANUARY 1837
AGED 90 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th January 1831
Robert Taw, of Gillingham, Superannuated Gunner, R. N.
   To son Robert, his silver watch, to sons Nicholas, Robert and Jeremiah, all his clothes, equally shared.
   To wife Mary, ready money, money due from pension, rest and residue and personal estate, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Taylor, Robert Hone ?, and Elizabeth Stone
   Proved 20th March 1837

414.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN S. KERR
LATE OF THE 47th REGT.
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1856
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO SAMUEL ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT NEW YORK NOV. 25th 1860
AGED 28 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated10th December 1853
Samuel Kerr of Rochester, Retired Captain 47th Regiment
   All household goods and furniture to wife Mary Ann.
   To wife and John Schnebbelie of Brompton, Professor of Music, ( executors and trustees), all real estate and residue of personal estate, upon trust.
   They to convert into money, pay debts and funeral costs, etc., and to invest sufficient sum in Public Funds or on mortgage, to produce annual income for wife, for her life. After her death, to sons and daughters at 21 or marriage of daughters, in equal shares. If all children died in his or wife's lifetime, then all to wife.
   Witnesses: James 3Wilkins, Builder, Chatham and George Moss, Clerk to Mr Hill, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 2nd February 1857

415.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF MR. JOHN COWD R.N.
WHO DIED THE 25th OF JANUARY 1829
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN COWD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF APRIL 1837
AGED 77 YEARS
JOHN COWD AGED 40 YEARS
HENRY COWD AGED 34 YEARS
SONS OF THE ABOVE
SUFFERED SHIPWRECK ON THE COAST
OF CORNWELL ON THE 15th FEB. 1826
AND PERISHED WITH THREE MORE
OF THE CREW
"No Fatal Ship Wreck need we Fear,
In Life or Death if God be Near"

416.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MATTHEW BOWEN MENDS, ESQ.
STORE KEEPER OF
THE ROYAL DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th JUNE 1846
IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE ANN MENDS
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th JUNE 1846
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HER AGE

FELLOW VOYAGERS FOR MANY YEARS
ACROSS THE SEA OF LIFE
BUT BOTH OVERTAKEN IN ONE HOUR
BY THE SUDDEN BLAST OF THE ALMIGHTY
THEY ENTERED TOGETHER
ON THE OCEAN OF ETERNITY
EACH UNCONSCIOUS OF THE OTHER'S FATE
THEY LEFT BEHIND THEM
A YOUNG AND BELOVED FAMILY
SOME, WHOSE VALUED PRIVILEGE IT WAS
TO SOOTHE WITH FILIAL AFFECTION
THEIR PARENTS DYING MOMENTS
SOME DISPERSED FAR EAST AND WEST
UNPREPARED FOR AND UNWARNED OF
THEIR DOUBLE LOSS
"They were Pleasant in their Lives and in
Their Deaths they were not Divided"
2nd Book of Samuel 1c 23v

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st August 1840
Matthew Bowen Mends, Store Keeper, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To wife Charlotte, for life, all his property, interest from the A????rable Insurance Office, on three policies on his life, all money in Spanish Bonds ?, and other funds bequeathed to her by her father, Henry Delamain, and that of her late brother, Lieut. Colonel James Delamain of the Bengal Army. Wife and friend, William Berrols, Navy Agent are executor, he hopes Berrols will accept £50 as a small memoir of their friendship.
   Money from residuary estate to be invested in Public Funds and after his wife's death to be shared as follows; to daughters, Charlotte and Frances, £1,000 each, upon their marriage; to youngest son Robert, £700, provided he has not already been provided for, if so the legacy is void.
   This is meant to buy him a commission in the army and to allow £20 per annum while he is an Ensign. Residue, equally divided between his daughters, if they are not married at his death. If they are, then this to be divided between Delamain Mends, Robert Mends ,Charlotte and Frances Mends.
   Daughters to have interest while they are single.
   To eldest son Thomas, a Solicitor of Hobart Town, Tasmania, a mourning ring as a token of his affection, and entreating him to pay executors money testator has advanced him.
   To son Delamain, a gold watch, chain and seal and two mourning rings.
   To son Robert, and to two daughters (if they deserve it ?), a mourning ring.
   If he dies at Chatham, he wishes to be buried at Gillingham, in a plain"marble" tomb.
   He leaves his final blessings to his children to be affectionate to their mother.
   Witnesses: Frank Haite, G.D. Skillett and John Parks

Codicil 14th July 1844
Appoints friend and relative, William Fisher Mends, Assistant Commissioner, an executor.
   To the latter's brother, Captain Herbert Mends, a mourning ring as a token of friendship.
   To sister in law, Mrs Bridge and brother in law, Edward Delamain and Major Charles Delamain, a mourning ring each.
   To nieces Ann and Charlotte Delamain, a ring and lock of his hair as a token of his affection.
   A commission in the 99th Regiment has been purchased for son Robert; £100 to be set aside from personal estate to help him while he is a subaltern; he is convinced Robert will not take a shilling from his mother and sisters.
   Witnesses: Ann Delamain and Charlotte Delamain

Affidavit 3rd August 1846
Joh Parkes of Chatham, sworn , he confirms that will is in Mend's hand

Affidavit 18th September 1846
Ann Delamain of 9 Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, Spinster, is sworn, confirms Codicil is in Mend's hand.

Proved 19th September 1846
Power reserved to William Fisher Mends

417.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY WILLOUGHBY
OBIT 14th DECEMBER 1854
AGED 67 YEARS
"Virtues Sepulcrum Candidat"

418.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD LARMOTH LEONARD
SERGEANT IN THE CORPS OF ROYAL
SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1845
RICHARD DIED 20th AUGUST 1846
INFANT CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHOSE REMAINS LIE IN THE
CHURCHYARD OF ST. MARY, WOOLWICH
"Happy Soul thy Days are Ended,
All thy Mourning Days Below,
Go, by Angel Guards Attended,
To the Sight of Jesus, Go"

419.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH SMITH
WHO DIED ON THE 20th DAY
OF APRIL 1814 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH SUTTON
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd DAY
OF FEBRUARY 1849 AGED 53 YEARS

420.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR THOMAS EALDEN
WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1832
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1827
AGED 9 WEEKS
"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" 14c Rev. 13v

421.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF
MR JOHN GARDENER
BOATSWAIN R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF JUNE 1851
IN THE 23rd YEAR OF HER AGE
"In Life Respected,
In Death Lamented"
"Why do we Mourn Departed Friends,
Or Shake at Death's Alarms,
Tis but the Voice that Jesus sends,
To Call us to his Arms"

422.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR JAMES LUKE
LATE CHIEF CONVERTOR OF
H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
AND FORMERLY OF
H.M. DOCKYARD PEMBROKE
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1842
AGED 54 YEARS

423.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES MOIR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 19 YEARS

424.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
COLONEL JOHN WRIGHT
K.H.S. ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED THE 3rd OF APRIL 1842
AGED 58 YEARS
AND SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN
ALSO TO
LIEUT. W.H. DODGIN 44th REGIMENT
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED AT CABUL 12th JANUARY
1842
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO TO
CAPT. JOHN HOSKIN WRIGHT
ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED 6th NOV. 1856
AGED 44 YEARS

425.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS SUSANNAH THOMPSON WIFE OF
MR JOHN THOMPSON WHO DIED ON
THE 27th DAY OF MAY 1814 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY
"Stay Passenger ! Examine well this tomb,
Twas built for one lately taken home,
A Wife, a Parent, Friend Beloved by All,
Summon'd to Heaven, obeyed the Gracious call,
With Calm Repose, she left this House of Clay,
To Praise the God she Lov'd in Endless Day"

426.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
HERBERT EDWARDS
INFANT SON OF
GEORGE JACKSON
CHAPLAIN, R.N.
AND MARY ROLLS HIS WIFE
BORN MAY THE 29th
1854
DIED JUNE THE 2nd
"Born Again, not of corruptible,
Seed but of Incorruptible by the
Word of God"

427.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
CATHERINE WIFE OF
QR. MR. RICHARD HAMILTON
37th REGT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th APRIL 1849
AGED 49 YEARS

428.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS MARY FRYER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF MARCH 1820
AGED 41 YEARS

429.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ROCHFORT
SON OF
MR JOHN SHEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF JANUARY 1842
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE WIFE OF
MR JOHN SHEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF JUNE 1845 AGED 55 YEARS

430.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND STARKIE, ESQ.
APOTHECARY TO THE FORCES
MEDICAL STAFF
OBIT FEBRUARY 10th 1841
AGED 64 YEARS
AS A MEMORIAL OF THE HAPPINESS SHE LONG
ENJOYED AND AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MERITS
FROM WHENCE IT SPRUNG THIS TABLET
IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED
AND BEREAVED WIDOW
ELIZABETH MOIRA STARKIE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated23rd February 1839
Edmund Starkie, of Brompton, Apothecary to the Forces
   To wife Elizabeth, all household furniture and goods, clothes, money in the Funds and personal estate absolutely, and income from the 3% Bank Annuities, for life.
   Real estate at Rothfall and Longmore, Lancashire to wife for life. After her death, to nephew Edmund Starkie son of brother James, for ever (by his codicil).
   Wife and brother, Thomas of Barhup, near Rochdale, are executors.
   Witnesses: Walter Hill, Solicitor, Chatham and Henry Pidcock, Clerk to Mr Hill

Affidavit 19th March 1841
   Widow, Elizabeth is sworn. States her husband never executed a Codicil, she has searched but failed to find it. If she does find it she will bring it to attention of court.
   Proved 23rd March 1841

431.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN THE WIFE OF
JOHN F. PINK, ESQ.
SURGEON OF THE
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1847
AGED 58 YEARS

432   Headstone and Foot Stone

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LEADLEY
OF WHITBY, YORKSHIRE
SAILMAKER IN H.M. DOCK YARD
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY WAS DROWNED
CHARHAM
WHILE BATHING IN THE CREEK
ON THE 20th OF JUNE 1846
AGED 26 YEARS
"To Die is to Gain"

433.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR JOHN RAY OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 1st DAY OF JUNE 1850
AGED 30 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN RAY WHO DIED
THE 5th DAY OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 42 YEARS

434.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WALKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF AUGUST 1836
IN THE 25th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Parents and Friends Weep not for Me,
Tho' I am Gone a Little before Thee,
It was God's Will it Should be So,
While Life you Have, leave your God to Know"

435.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA MARIA
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN HOOKEY
PAYMASTER OF THE CHATHAM DIVISION
OF ROYAL MARINES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th OF JULY 1842
AGED 59 YEARS
"The Sweetest Remembrance of the Just,
Shall Flourish when they Sleep in Death,
Jesus, thy Blood and Righteousness,
These Garments are my Glorious ?,
Midst Flaming ? World in ? ,
With Joy shall I lift up my Hands"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GEORGE HOOKEY R.M.L.I.
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF MELVILLE HOSPITAL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF DECEMBER 1861
AGED 73 YEARS
"He that hath the Son hath Life, and he
Not the Son of God, hath no Life"
John 1c 12v

436.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS REBECCA GULLEY
WIFE OF
MR PHILIP GULLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 19th OF JUNE1844
AGED 54 YEARS
"So teach us to Number our Days,
That we may apply our Hearts unto
Wisdom"

437.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WEST (LATE FOREMAN TO MR GRANT
MASTER BRICKLAYER OF HIS MAJESTY'S BOARD OF ORDNANCE
AT CHATHAM) DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF OCTOBER
1793 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1799
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO FOUR SONS OF THE ABOVE VIZ.
WILLIAM DIED 14th OF JUNE 1778 AGED 6 MONTHS
WILLIAM DIED 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1781 AGED 5 MONTHS
JOHN DIED 31st OF MAY 1785 AGED 2 YEARS AND
7 MONTHS
THOMAS DIED 10th OF NOVEMBER 1787 AGED 2 YEARS
AND 2 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd May 1789
William West of Brompton, Victualler
   All estate to Sarah White, now living with him as his "servant"; she is executor.
   Witnesses: George Conquest and William Jefferys
   Proved 30th October 1793

438.   CHEST TOMB


Lock family

MR JOHN LOCK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 5th 1788
AGED 63 YEARS
MRS ANN WIFE OF JOHN LOCK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 19th 1780
AGED 43 YEARS
"Whilst in this World , I did Remain,
My latter end was Grief and Pain,
But then the Lord did think it Best,
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO GEORGE LARKIN LOCK
DIED NOV. 13th 1777 AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND ANN LOCK DIED DEC.
23rd 1782 AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH WIFE
OF MR ROBERT BRISTOW, ATTORNEY
AT ROCHESTER AND DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE JOHN AND ANN LOCK WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 20th 1783
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
MARY ELIZTH. AND ROBERT BRISTOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 22nd 1783
AGED 4 MONTHS

Side Panel
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MICHAEL LOCK OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1845
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR MICHAEL LOCK
WHO DIED 11th NOVEMBER 1848
AGED 62 YEARS

End Panel
MRS
DARNEL LOCK
WIFE OF
MR JOHN LOCK
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th FEB. 1794
AGED 30 YEARS

End Panel
ELIZTH. LOCK
DIED THE 28th OF
AUGUST 1790
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 10 MONTHS
JEREMIAH LOCK
DIED 8th JUNE 1792
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 5 MONTHS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 19th September 1788
   and Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th August 1847
John Lock of Chatham, Victualler and Gun Smith
   His gold watch, chain and seals to son Jeremy. He has given son, John the goods and furniture in his bedroom. Goods and furniture in his own room, to son Jeremy to make him equal.
   To son in law, Robert Bristow, £20, but this does not discharge him from sums he owes.
   If he dies during Jeremy's minority, then son John and brother in law, James Larkin, to be his guardians.
   Profits from his real estate to be used for Jeremy's benefit until he is 21.
   £5 to son James for mourning, half of his property to son John for ever. The other half to son John and James Larkin, upon trust, during minority of Jeremy.
   If Jeremy dies pre 21, then the other half of property to son John for ever. Residue to son John and Jeremy, equally shared. If Jeremy dies pre 21, then all to John.
   Sons John and Jeremy and James Larkin are executors. He desires them to make an inventory and pay for funeral, etc., from his personal estate.
   Witnesses: John Kemsley, Chatham, John Thompson and John Hodgskin
   Proved 9th December 1788 Power reserved to Jeremy Lock and James Larkin

Michael Lock of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Household furniture, all household goods, pictures, prints, wines and consumables, horses, carriage, to daughter Jane Luck, widow of Frederick Luck, Gentleman.
   By an indenture dated 23rd November 1843, he had entered into a partnership with brother John Lock in the Brewing and Malting business. If one of them ceased to be a partner, the survivor, on paying a sum of money will take over.
   If John Lock consents to take on the business, he leaves the whole business to John Lock.
   His real estate and residue of personal estate, including the business, if not taken by John Lock, to his trustees and executors, daughter Jane, brother John and nephew Charles Churchill, of Sussex Place, Regents Park, Gentleman, upon trust.
   They are to sell part of the personal estate, not consisting of money and invest in the Public Funds.
   Trustee are to carry on brewing and malting business and farming and grazing business, if they think it expedient, for as long as Jane's children are under 21 years, and during Jane's lifetime with her consent. The business to be carried in accordance with the 1843 Indenture.
   Profits, upon trust, and income from personal estate, to daughter Jane, for life; after her death, then to her children, equally shared.
   Part of income from residuary real and personal estate to brother John for life, after his death, then to his daughter Elizabeth. After her death, to her children at 21, until then interest towards her children's education and maintenance.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Charles Robinson, Clerk to Messrs Essell and ( ? ).
   Proved 24th January 1849, John Lock has renounced execution of will.
(This will is long and contains a great deal of trust details and rules.)

439.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

J. B. 1815

440.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF JULY 1798
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
MARY SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF MARCH 1831
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
TWELVE OF THEIR CHILDREN
LIKEWISE
MARY ANN SMITH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1833
AGED 66 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT KEMSLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 67 YEARS
"Who e'er thou art with Reverence tread,
The Sacred Mansions of the Dead,
And Smite thy Heart and drop a Tear,
For know a Christian's Dust is Here"
ALSO
MRS NANCY KEMSLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1852
AGED 78 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 19th July 1798 and
   Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th June 1834
William Smith of Gillingham, Shipwright
   To wife Mary, all houses in Gillingham and elsewhere, all monies, stock in trade, furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes and wages due, for life. After her death, then equally shared between his children, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Nancy Kemsley and ( ? ) son of Samuel Smith, for ever.
   To son Thomas, £100 to place him in a trade or business. To each of his children, £10 each for mourning.
Wife and Leonard Staff are executors.
   Witness: Thomas Mearns, William Brown, Senior and Robert Kemsley
   Proved 8th October 1798 Value of effects less than £350

Robert Kemsley of Gillingham, Shipwright
   To wife Mary, all household goods, furniture, monies, and personal estate and effects; she is executor.
   Freehold cottage in Gillingham, lately purchased from James Smith and all other real estate to wife, for life. After her death, to son, Robert of Gillingham, Joiner and son in law, John Rickon of Chatham, Smith, upon trust. They to allow daughter Elizabeth, if she is still living and unmarried, to take rents for life. After her death or marriage, upon trust, for all his children including Elizabeth.
Trust details follow.
   Witnesses: James and Mary Gillman, Layfield, Gillingham
   Proved 22nd May 1837

441.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF FRANCES WIFE OF
MR ABRAHAM ARLIDGE
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1845
AGED 75 YEARS
SHE DIED IN PEACE
ALSO MR ABRAHAM ARLIDGE
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1852
AGED 82 YEARS
A BELIEVER IN GOD
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th OCTOBER 1827
AGED 30 YEARS
AND
AMELIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1835
AGED 25 YEARS
LIKEWISE FOUR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated31st August 1851
Abraham Arlidge of Brompton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer
   To wife Sarah, (who is executor), for life, all his freeholds in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied son Alfred and James Spire and all other real estate. After her death, , then to three sons, Alfred, Henry and William.
To son William, £50 and to son Alfred for past services to his business, £50.
   All household furniture, household goods and stock in trade to wife as long as she remains his widow, she can carry on business. After her death or remarriage, the above and goodwill, monies, personal estate and effects to his three sons and three daughters, Sarah, Susan and Emma, equally shared.
   Witnesses: J. Crou[ ? ] and Robert Shindler
   Proved 29th October 1851

442.   Ledger over Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN GREEN WHO DIED
2nd OCTOBER 1851 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
MARY GREEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1852
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MIRIAM GREEN
THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER WHO DIED 17th APRIL
1847 AGED 11 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th September 1851
John Green of Gillingham, Farmer
   To son John and John Skinner of Chatham. Auctioneer, all freehold and leasehold estate, upon trust, also all personal estate, not hereafter bequeathed.
   Son John to carry on business and to receive rents during his mother's lifetime, and to pay his mother, Mary Ann, 15 shillings per week for life.
   To daughter Mary Ann Lester of Northfleet, widow, £110; to daughter Sarah, wife of William Rule, a Policeman in H. M. Dockyard, Sheerness, £110; to Rebecca Harding wife of James, of New Brompton, Labourer, £5 and £5 for each of her children by deceased husband, William, viz. William, Rebecca, Sarah and Emma; £5 to James and William Jordan, Mariners, sons of Elizabeth Jordan. These legacies to be paid after death of wife.
   Witnesses: William Briggs, Rope Maker, Gillingham and George Moss, Clerk to Mr Hill, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 27th November 1851

443.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH SANDIERS
WIFE OF MR GEORGE SANDIERS
OF CHATHAM LINES
WHO DIED 21st JULY 1804
AGED 48 YEARS
JOHN THE SON OF
GEORGE AND MARGARET SANDIERS
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1814 AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO THE BODY OF MR GEORGE SANDIERS
LATE OVERSEER OF CHATHAM LINES
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1820 AGED 58 YEARS

444.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PORTEOUS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 15th 1800 AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did Please that Death should Ease,
And Free me from my Pain"
MRS SARAH PORTEOUS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 29th OF
NOVEMBER 1801 AGED 62 YEARS

445.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BALDOCK
LATE OF MAIDSTONE
WHO DIED THE 26th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1815 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 11th FEBRUARY 1782
DIED 17th OF AUGUST 1829
ALSO
ANNE
DIED 6th JUNE 1835 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BALDOCK
WHO DIED 26th DECEMBER 1838 AGED 86 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 6th January 1811
John Baldock of Maidstone, Coal Merchant
    Wife Jenny and son in law, Thomas Lawrence of Bethnal Green, late a Provision Merchant and son in law, Michael Lock of Stanhope Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Distiller, are trustees; to them all his freehold and leasehold estate, upon trust.
   After his death the leaseholds to be sold.
   To brother William, an annuity of £40.
   Residue of goods and chattels and personal estate to trustees, upon trust.
   His wife to have use of household goods, for life; after her death, this to be divided among his daughters who are unmarried. If they all marry in wife's lifetime, then to his wife.
   Trustees to collect all money owing and to sell residuary personal estate and pay funeral costs and debts.
   They are to raise from estate, £6,000 and invest in Public Funds; they to pay the annuity to brother William. Rest of income from this and residuary money, to his wife for life; after her death, the principal sum divided into 5 equal parts; 4/5 to be held in trust for daughters, Jane or Jenny, Sarah and Ann Baldock and Mary wife of Michael Lock, they to share money after death of wife. Son John to receive income from 1/5, for life. Daughters who marry after his death, to have £500 out of the £6,000, this to be counted as part of her share.
   Witnesses: T. Briggs, Solicitor, Essex Street, Strand, William Robinson, of Maidstone, Carpenter and Stephen Fuggles of Maidstone, Bricklayer.
   Proved April 1816. Trustee Thomas Lawrence died in testator's lifetime
(This is a long will, much of which consists of complicated trust details)

446.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SANDS
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1853 AGED 75 YEARS

447.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JUNE 1827
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DIED 13th SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
IN THE YEAR 1797 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MRS JANE SHARP
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1836
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO JANE SHARP
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 22nd
APRIL 1833 AGED 39 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th October 1839
John Gifford of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To son George, ½ of his freehold houses in Gillingham, occupied by himself , son George and [     ] Pearce. The other ½ to son William, also to William, his freehold house in Gillingham, occupied by James Emms?
   To daughter Ann Brooks, 7 shillings per week for life; after her death, if she does not survive to 1850, to her daughters, Ann and Elizabeth Brooks, until the year 1850; this to be paid from his freehold house at Gad's Hill, Gillingham, shared equally.
   Any surplus in personal estate after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his three daughters.
   Witnesses: James Blackadder and E. Muddle
   Proved 22nd October 1847

448.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT GEORGE
SON OF
GEORGE AND RHODA WEST
WHO DIED 24th FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO ANN WIFE OF
MR JAMES WEST
WHO DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 74 YEARS

449.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
PRIVATE JAMES SULLIVAN
HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S
SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO
LOST HIS LIFE IN THE EXECUTION
OF HIS DUTY
ON THE 30th OF OCTOBER 1844
AGED 23 YEARS
THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED AS A
TOKEN OF ESTEEM AND RESPECT
BY HIS
FELLOW SOLDIERS
OF THE
SAME SERVICE

450.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
EDWARD FRICKER, ESQ.
PURSER R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF MARCH 1840
IN THE 68th YEAR
OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th September 1837
Edward Fricker, of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, Purser, R.N.
   To wife Mary, all his stock in the New 3½% Navy Annuities, all prize money and all other monies.
   Also five houses at Gad's Hill, all household furniture and goods, watches, pictures and books; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Gifford, Green Row, Layfield, Gillingham, John Clarke and William Saywell, Gad's Hill
   Proved 1st May 1840

451.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CUMBERLAND WILLIAM TANNER
37 YEARS A MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF APRIL 1846
AGED 73 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th May 1832
Cumberland Tanner, sometimes called William Cumberland Tanner, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   All of his estate to wife Catherine, who is executor.
   Witnesses: H. Gittings, William Knight and Frederick Ruckert
   Proved 4th June 1846

452.   Headstone and Two Foot Stones

IN MEMORY OF FRANCES
[BADN]ER THE WIFE OF WILLM.
[BADN]ER AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN
& [FRAN]CES ARCHER OF YS PARISH SHE
DEPARTED YS LIFE SE[TEMBER YE 26th 1737
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO THE SON OF WM. AND FRANCES BA[DNER]
AGED 15 WEEKS
IN MEMORY OF JOHN ARCHER OF THIS
PARISH HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMB.
THE 24th 1750 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HERE LIETH THE BODY OF FRANCES
HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN.
THE 8th 1750 AGED 73 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF ANN WIFE OF MR
GEORGE DANN OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF MARCH 1764
AGED 59 YEARS
SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND FRANCES ARCHER

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 20th March 1744
John Archer of Gillingham, House Carpenter
   To wife Frances his own house in Gillingham, for life, so long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, the house to his daughter, Mary wife of George Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman, for ever.
   Ready money and securities, household goods, stock in trade and personal estate to his wife, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Davie, Thomas Simmons and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 11th February 1750

453.   Chest Tomb


GROOMBRIDGE ET AL

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN GROOMBRIDGE, SENR.
OF THIS PARISH DIED THE 29th OF
SEPTEMBER 1746 AGED 50 YEARS
HE WAS A KIND HUSBAND AND AN
INDULGENT FATHER
ALSO MRS JANE COOPER FORMERLY
WIFE OF MR JOHN GROOMBRIDGE
DIED THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1749
AGED 47 YEARS
LEAVING BEHIND THEN TWO CHILDREN
JOHN AND MARY
SHE WAS AN INDUSTRIOUS, AFFECTIONATE
WIFE AND A TENDER PARENT
ALSO ROBERT SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH QUARRINTON
DIED THE 30th OF JANUARY 1805
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF THE ABOVE
MR ROBERT QUARRINTON
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF JANUARY 1817
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM POTTER DIED SEPT. 16th 1822 AGED 32 YEARS

End Panel
IN
MEMORY OF
RICHARD COOPER
DIED THE 18th OF
OCTOBER 1762
AGED 55 YEARS

End Panel
IN
MEMORY OF MR
JNO GROOMBRIDGE
JUNR. DIED THE 24th
OF JUNE 1766
AGED 32 YEARS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
NIXSON QUARRINTON SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 1st SEPT 1772 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO A DAUGHTER DIED IN HER INFANCY
ALSO NIXSON QUARRINTON DEPARTED THIS
LIFE OCT THE 9th 1783 AGED 73 YEARS
MR NIXSON QUARRINTON NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE NIXSON
QUARRINTON DIED 10th OF MARCH 1796 AGED 23 YEARS ALSO 2 OF HIS
CHILDREN ROBERT & WILLIAM DIED 20th JANY. 1797 AGED 3 WEEKS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF MRS ELIZTH. POTTER DIED
1st FEBRUARY 1828 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO WILLM. ROBERT ORPWOOD
DIED OCT 4th 1821 AGED 1 YEAR
"Within this tomb their mouldering ruins lay,
Whose Souls I hope are in Eternal Day,
[      ]
From whose kind hands unnumber'd Blessing flew,
To [ ]
A Brother Dear did patiently endure,
Life's sharpest pangs till death perform'd the Cure,
Releas'd his Soul that trembling urg'd her flight,
To soar with God above those Realms of Light,
Their atoms that in dust promiscuous lies,
At the Last Trump Immortal shall Arise,
No more their sense in errors paths shall lure,
But sing on high their Dear Redeemer's Love,
Who to no party has his Grace confin'd,
But stiles himself the Saviour of Mankind"

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 1st October 1745 and
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd August 1783
John Groombridge of Gillingham
   Long, pious preamble.
   To son John and daughter Mary, £100 each at 21 years.
   If both die before 21, then the £200 to wife, Jane; she is executor.
   Rest and residue and personal estate to wife; if she remarries, then £50 extra to each of his children.
   Witnesses: R. Woolett, Richard Hassall and Henry Taylor
   Proved 4th November 1746

Nixson Quarrinton of Gillingham, Gentleman
   His house in Luton (Chatham), occupied by John Payne?, to niece Frances Quarrinton, at 21, for ever. Another house in Luton, occupied by William Payne, to nephew Thomas Quarrinton at 21, for ever. Another house in Luton, occupied by John Stone, to nephew Robert Quarrinton, at 21, for ever. A house in Chatham, occupied by John Wilkins, Baker, to niece, Hannah Quarrinton at 21, for ever. To the five children of Henry Wise of Gillingham, Farmer, as follows: house in Luton, occupied by David Hayes, to John Wise at 21, for ever; house in Luton, occupied by William Bradley, to Henry Wise, at 21, for ever; house in Luton, occupied by John Gravyer, to William Wise, at 21, for ever; house in Luton. Occupied by Jeremiah Pope, Senior, to Mary Wise at 21, for ever; If any die pre 21, then their house to nephew, Nixson Quarrinton, for ever. The rents, until they are 21, to go towards their maintenance and education and for bringing up nephew Nixson until he is 21.
   His little house adjoining his own house to house keeper Dinah Diplock for life, after her death, to nephew Nixson for ever. Also to Dinah an annuity of £20 for life from rents of his three farms in Luton, she can also occupy his house until nephew Nixson is 21.
   To Henry Wise, Senior, Ambrose Hernden, Farmer at Luton and Dinah Diplock, Stone Farm at Luton, occupied by Ambrose Hernden and farm at Luton, occupied by Henry Heath, and third farm, in Luton, occupied by Henry Heath, in trust, for nephew Nixson until he is 21, then all to him for life. If Nixson dies pre 21, with no male heir, then to nephews, Thomas and Robert Quarrinton, for life, then to their male heirs, equally shared, for ever. In default of heirs, then to Henry Wise, Senior, for ever.
   His three house at Stoke, Hundred of Hoo, occupied by Nathaniel Bristow, James Chandler and [    ] Rayner, widow and a house at Capson (Capstone) in Chatham, occupied by William Walters; his dwelling house and furniture to Henry Wise, Ambrose Hernden and Dinah Diplock, for nephew Nixson, as previously stated.
   Residue of monies, goods, chattels, stock and cattle on the Hundred of Hoo, real and personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to nephew Nixson, at 21, for ever.
   Frances and Hannah Quarrinton, mother Mary Quarrinton, Hannah Wise, Dinah Diplock, Henry Wise Senior and Ambrose Hernden are executors.
   Witnesses: Edward Tay, George Conquest and John Perriman
   Proved 26th November 1783

There is an inventory attached, mostly of household furniture and goods, including, three pieces of his wife's "workmanship", framed and glazed

454.   Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT SIMMONS BURIED 2nd JUNE 1776
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE BURIED 1st JUNE 1794
AGED 67 YEARS
ROBERT SON OF GEORGE & ELIZTH. SIMMONS
BURIED 20th MARCH 1796 AGED 2 YEARS & 2 MONTHS
GEORGE SIMMONS BURIED 10th MARCH 1799
AGED 38 YEARS
RACHEL ARMSTRONG BURIED 20th JULY 1819
AGED 33 YEARS
ELIZABETH JONES BURIED 9th DECEMBER 1821
AGED 59 YEARS
FRANCES ANN SIMMONS BURIED 3rd JUNE 1824
AGED 3 YEARS
JOHN JONES DIED 16th JUNE 1829
AGED 86 YEARS
HENRY SIMMONS DIED 10th MARCH 1830
AGED 10 MONTHS
ELIZABETH HARRIS DIED 17th DEC. 1839
AGED 67 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th May 1776
Robert Simmons of Brompton, House Carpenter
   Friends, John Cazeneauve and Jacob Cazeneauve Troy, both of Chatham, Distillers, are executors.
   His property known ny the sign of the "Sawyers", where he lives in Gillingham and three houses behind the latter, occupied by [     ] Reeves, [      ] Wells and [     ] Hockless and five houses lately built by him on Lower Horse Field at Prince's Bridge, Gillingham, occupied by Nathaniel Turner, [    ] Baker Stoneham, James Stone and William [      ], the "Sawyers" to wife for life, as long as she remains his widow, then to son George, for ever. The five houses to daughter Ann, for life, after her death, then to her children. In default of heirs, then to his son George, for ever.
   Three leaseholds belonging to the carpenter's yard lately purchased from William Dann at top of Wood Street, occupied by Michael Pauch, [    ] Osborn, William Ward and himself and three leaseholds in Rochester, occupied by [      ] Gostling and [      ] Mitchell, the other empty, to son William for rest of term.
   His stock in trade, timber, iron, tools of all kinds, goods and chattels, to son William.
   Money, securities, plate, linen, china, brass, pewter, household goods and furniture, after debts and funeral costs, to wife.
   Witnesses: John Stubbs, Henry Hills and William Twopenny, Junior
   Proved 14th June 1776

455.   Headstone and Body Stone


ROBERET PIERCE - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH MUNN
WIFE OF
MR SAMUEL LONDON MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
22nd MARCH 1854
AGED 40 YEARS

Rear (Original Front)
IN MEMORY
OF MR ROBERT PIERCE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF MARCH
1769 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HIS SON DIED THE 4th
OF JULY 1770 AGED 3 YEARS & 7 MONTHS

456.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR J.R. MASCALL
R.M.LT. INFY.
WHO DIED AT NEW BROMPTON
ON THE 19th OF APRIL 1859
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK MASCALL BEAUMONT
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF JANUARY 1854
AHED 14 MONTHS
"We sigh above her place of rest,
And fondly hope she's ever Blest"

457.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH ANDREWS WIFE OF
MR SOLOMON ANDREWS, VICTUALLER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 18th 1794
AGED 50 YEARS
MR SOLOMON ANDREWS HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. THE 1st 1795
AGED 63 YEARS
MARY ANDREWS DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
BORN AUGUST THE 1st 1774 AND DIED IN HER INFANCY
MARY ANN ANDREWS DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH THE 5th 1783 AND DIED IN HER INFANCY
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ANN

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated14th September 1789
Solomon Andrews of Brompton, Victualler
   All money in the 4% Bank Annuities to wife Elizabeth and son William, upon trust. Wife to have annual interest as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then towards the maintenance and education of daughter Elizabeth until she is 16. If his wife has died or remarried by that time, then half the capital stock to son William, for ever.
   The other half to daughter Elizabeth at 21.
   Residue to wife for ever, she and son William are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Compton and John Sommerton
   Proved 26th February 1795

458.   Headstone (Displaced)

H. M. M. 1821

459.   Ledger over Brick Vault

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH CUCKOW
WHO DIED 30th OCTOBER 1853
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS CUCKOW
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1857
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
MR JAMES CUCKOW
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1858
AGED 35 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th January 1857
Thomas Cuckow, of Gillingham, Farmer
   Appoints good friends John Skinner of Chatham, Auctioneer and William Hedgcock, of Gillingham, Farmer, executors and trustees.
   His three freehold houses in Gillingham, which he purchased from Edward Brock and all other real estate and leaseholds, ready money and investments at his bankers, Messrs Day and Nicholson, Rochester, money in Public Funds or due to him, house hold furniture and goods, live and dead stock and personal estate to his trustees, upon trust. They to sell his freeholds and leaseholds and share proceeds between children of his late son, John, John, Thomas, Rebecca, and Elizabeth (£150 each), children of his late daughter, wife of Francis Friday, Frank, and Jane Friday (£150 each).
   To sisters, Elizabeth, wife of William Nobbs, Labourer, of Hadlow and Ann wife of [      ] South of Wrotham, £10 each. To each executor, 19 guineas.
   Residue to his surviving children, Thomas, William, James, Sarah London, wife of Robert London, Eliza Driver, widow, the latter lives with him, Elizabeth Pattison, widow of William, Mary Ann Green wife of John of Gillingham, Farmer and Sarah Cuckow of Gillingham, spinster.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: JohnFoord, Plumber, Chatham and Thomas Rich, Clerk to Mr Stephens, Chatham
   Proved 22nd April 1857

Wright's Directory 1838
Thomas Cuckow, Batchelor's Farm

460.   Chest Tomb


TROY, PICKMAN, COOKE AND MARTIN

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS CAZENEUVE TROY
LATE OF TROY TOWN
IN THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th FEBRUARY 1807 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO OF ELEANOR HIS WIFE AND NIECE OF
MR JOSHUA PICKMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th MARCH 1807 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th NOVEMBER 1806 AGED 9 MONTHS

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MR JOSHUA PICKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th APRIL 1809 AGED 50 YEARS

South Panel
HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MR WILLIAM COOKE
ONE OF THE FOUR MASTERS OF ENGLAND
AND MASTER OF THE TRINITY HOUSE IN THE YEAR 1642
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1654 AGED 72 YEARS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD WILLIAM MARTIN, ESQ., M.D. OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th OF JULY 1857 AGED 44 YEARS
HE WAS SECOND SON OF THE LATE
RICHARD AND SARAH MARTIN OF CHATHAM
AND GRANDSON OF JACOB CAZENEUVE TROY

North Panel (Post Connolly)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE STEELE, ESQ. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 31st JANUARY 1870
AGED 42 YEARS
(This tomb must have replaced the 17th century tomb of Coooke,
I don't know the relationship of Cooke with the Troys or Pickmans)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 24th January 1807,
11th May 1807, 26th September 1654 and 25th August 1851
Thomas Cazeneuve Troy, of Rochester, Gentleman
   Wife Eleanor, brother in law, Joshua Pickman of Gillingham, Rope Maker and friend John Simmons of Rochester, Esquire are executors and trustees.
   To wife all household goods, books, pictures, and ready money. His freehold house, now in three dwellings and 17 acres of land lately occupied by Joseph Hoare, now by himself, all other real estate, to be sold. Money invested in Public Funds. Interest to wife for life; after her death, to their surviving children in equal shares at 21 years. If all children are dead with no lawful heirs then to his sisters, Mary wife of Captain Edward Hodson, R.N., Mary Sarah Troy and Ann Troy, in equal shares absolutely. To Joshua Pickman and John Simmons, £100 each.
   Witnesses: William Simcock, Alexander Steele and Joseph Solomon
   Proved 15th June 1807

Parts of the latter will are difficult to read, with crossings out.
Joshua Pickman of Gillingham, Rope Maker
Robert Mark of Chatham, Rope Maker Foreman in H.M. Dockyard, Chatham and William Lomas of Chatham, are executors. £100 to each of them and suit of mourning.
To friend John Simmons of Rochester, £100 and suit of mourning.
To Robert Mark, Senior, now living with him, £100 and annuity of £30 for life.
His dwelling house and store house, rope ground and 6 acres of land adjoining, called "Rope Ground" at Gad's Hill, Gillingham and other property at Sharp's Green, Gillingham with cherry garden and arable called Pollards Field and 4 acres of adjoining wood, occupied by William Reed, and house divided into two houses, occupied by William Chamberlain and Thomas Sharp, house in Gillingham occupied by Thomas Fryer and 1 acre formerly occupied by William Brown, now by himself, this adjoins Vicarage and to west of land occupied by Captain Adie, house and lands in Gillingham, to William Lomas, for ever.
Residue also to William Lomas.
   Witnesses: Thomas Lomas, J. Bromley and Joseph Solomon
   Proved 16th August 1809

William Cooke of Gillingham, one of the four Principal Masters of the Navy
   To only son Richard and Anne his wife, for life, after death of widow Alice, house and land called ? in Gillingham. After their deaths, to their eldest son, William and his heirs, for ever; in default of heirs, then divided between surviving sons of Richard and Ann.
   £20 to William Cooke to enable him to get a trade. To Richard and Ann house he now lives in, for life; after their deaths, to their second son, Richard and his heirs for ever; in default of heirs, then to his brother Thomas and wife Jane and their heirs, for ever.
   To son Richard his part of the Pinnace Speedwell with all stock and profits, also the house they live in for life, then to their daughters, Mary and Jane for rest of lease.
To Thomasine widow of son John, his house and land called Clark's Dell, until her son William is 21, then to him, for ever.
   To daughter Thomasine, for life house and land that Henry Mons ?, now lives in at Darenth, if she has no heirs, then to Mary Cooke, for ever.
   Also to Mary Cooke, house that Mr Pulman lives in on the wall, for life, after her death, to her son William, for ever.
   To daughter Thomasine, his ¼ part of the barque Marygold, with all stock and profits.
   To the four daughters of his two sons, £4 each and for the sons apprenticeships, £10 each, to be paid from the £100 that Thomas Benson of Chatham owes him.
   To Overseers of Gillingham, £5 and 20 dozen loaves?, for the poor every Sunday after his burial, until the 20 shillings ?, by ? the Overseers for the poor.
   To a poor woman in London, Elizabeth Burow, £5; to children of Elizabeth Sewell, £4 each
   To brother James his silver whistle and £5 each to his two daughters.
   To servant Robert Wituses ?, 20 shillings and suit of clothes and cloak; to maid Margaret, 20 shillings. To kinsman, John Cooke, ?, £3.
   Wife Alice is executor. She has residue of estate. If she remarries she has only £30 and his dwelling house for life, after her death, estate to son Richard. Richard is Overseer of the will. Household stuff to be distributed to their children by Alice (if she remarries ?), at her pleasure.
   "Witnesses unto this is my loving friends".........No witnesses signatures ?
   Proved 5th February 1654

Richard Martin of Chatham, Doctor of Medicine
   To wife Sarah, all pictures, prints , books, china, wine, liquors, household provisions, goods, furniture, horses, carriage, ready money, invested money. Residue to wife and Richard Townson of Moorgate Street Chambers, London, upon trust. Wife to receive income from estate fro life, she can not mortgage or sell any of the estate. After her death, upon trust, for their surviving children.
   To cousin Ann Martin of Great Berkhamstead, Spinster, an annuity of £20 fir life.
   After death of wife executor to pay Louisa Harvey Hodder of Chatham, Spinster, annuity of £30 for life but this ceases if she marries.
   Income from residue after wife's death to Louisa Gilbert Hodder and Olivia Hodder, children of William and Ann Hodder of St Saviour, Jersey, formerly of St Servan, Department of the Ille Vilaine, Bretagne, France, now aged about 7 and 5. After death or marriage of Ann Martin and Louisa Harvey Hodder, when Louisa Gilbert Hodder and Olivia Hodder are 21, or previously married, they shared interest, if they died pre 21 or pre marriage, then a ¼ to cousin Edward Hodder, Surgeon of Toronto, Canada and a ¼ to Mary Gilbert, wife of Augustus Gilbert of Bridgetown, Totnes and a ¼ to Louisa Harvey Hodder. Trustees to pay last ¼ to cousin Charlotte Bevan wife of Thomas Beavan of Rochester, Surgeon, for life. After her death, then to all her children, equally shared.
   Wife and Richard Townson are executors.
   Witnesses: Jesse Vennell, Chatham ,Draper and Robert Fish, Chatham, Boot Maker
   Proved 22nd October 1857

461.   Headstone Foot Stone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD HAYES
LATE OF CHADWELL, IN ESSEX
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO MR JAMES HAYES
NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1833
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD HAYES
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1845
AGED 52 YEARS

462.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR HENRY SHINDLER
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1834
AGED 32 YEARS
AND WAS BURIED IN ST. PAUL’S CHURCH
YARD, CANTERBURY
ALSO
KATE ELIZABETH
THE WIFE OF
CHARLES MURRAY SCOTT
AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF
HENRY AND CATHERINE SHINDLER
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1852
AGED 21 YEARS

463.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE
MEMORY OF
GEORGE ELRINGTON, ESQ.
LATE A
RETIRED COMMANDER
IN H.M. ROYAL NAVY
OBIT NOVEMBER 22nd 1847
AETAT 65
ALSO OF
MRS ELIZABETH RUNDLE
MOTHER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1854
AT THE AGE OF 101

464.   Headstone and Foot Stone


BROADBELT - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT BROADBELT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 28th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1832 AGED 68 YEARS
HE WAS A MAN UNIVERSALLY
RESPECTED
ALSO ELEANOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 4th DAY OF
JULY 1834 AGED 71 YEARS

465.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES MAIR, M.D.
OBT. APRIL 18th 1798 AETAT 25 YEARS

466.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF THOMAS MULENDER
WHEELWRIGHT HE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 8th OF DECEMBER 1759
AGED 65 YEARS

467.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO THE MEMORY
OF SUSANNA WIFE OF
WILLIAM WHIBLEY
OF CHATHAM WHO DIED
NOVEMBER YE 16th 1750
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM WHIBLEY
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM, BUTCHER
DIED APRIL THE 22nd 1755 AGED 58 YEARS

468.   Headstone and Two Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT PEIRCE
SENR. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th FEBRUARY 1763
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT PEIRCE
SON OF ROBERT AND
ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 20th DECEMBER 1758
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ANN PEIRCE
DAUGHTER OF ROBERT AND
ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 14th JUNE 1768
AGED 5 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
ROBERT PEIRCE, SENR.
SHE DIED THE 25th MAY 1760
AGED 50 YEARS
LIKEWISE ROBERT PEIRCE
SON OF ROBERT PEIRCE
AND ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 25th JULY 1762
AGE 13 MONTHS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 20th November 1762
Robert Peirce of Gillingham, Butcher
   House in Gillingham, lately occupied by Stephen Reason, to daughter Ann for ever.
   Another house in Gillingham occupied by John Skillett, to grandson Charles Deberson, for ever. His orchard in Gillingham, occupied by Edward Cook, with house and lands, to son William; to daughter Ann, £50 and round mahogany table in parlour. To daughter Mary Deberson, chest of drawers and chest on chest.
   To son Robert, the black mare which he used to ride. To two daughters, all late mother's clothes, shared equally.
Rest and residue, after debts and funeral costs paid, to son William, he is also executor.
   Witnesses: John Simmons, James Tapley and William Twopenny
   Proved 11th March 1763

469.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR HENRY WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF JAN 1788
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF MAY 1788
AGED 53 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th August 1787
Henry White, the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   "A headstone and a gravestone with such inscription thereon as they (executors) shall think proper and suitable".
   To sons, Thomas and Henry, and daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Walters of Gillingham, Yeoman, his house at Gad's Hill, occupied by Richard Blackbourne and Nathaniel ( ? ), equally divided, for ever.
   To Elizabeth Walter, £110, but if she dies in his lifetime, then to any children she may leave, equally shared.
If in his he advances any money to Elizabeth Walters, then such sum to be deducted from the £110. To sons, Thomas and Henry, £10 each. He has £200 4% Bank Annuities in his and his wife Mary's name, his wife is to transfer £200 into her name and the names of his sons, upon trust.
   Rest and residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife absolutely.
   In case she refuses or neglects the transfer of the £200, then she is excluded from all benefits.
   In such a case, the residue to sons and daughter and John Deberson, son of his wife by her former husband, equally shared.
   If the £200 is transferred by his wife, his trustees will allow his wife to take, from time to time, the interest, for life. After her death, the £200 equally shred between his children and John Deberson.
   Wife and two sons are executors.
   Witnesses: Rachel Cook, Thomas Fellows and James Reade
   Proved 10th March 1789, power reserved to Mary White

470.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR BENJAMIN LARKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 9th OF APRIL 1803
AGED 64 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd December 1800
Benjamin Larkin of Brompton, Labourer
   To nephew Stephen Kent the Elder, of Gillingham, Labourer, £50, subject to payment of his debts and funeral costs, etc.
   Ready money, money invested, and whole of residue of personal estate, to William Andrews, of Brompton, Shipwright, with whom he now resides, Andrews is executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer and J. Stephens
   Proved 28th April 1803

471.   Chest Tomb with Armorial Crest

MORS IIII LUCRUM
HERE LIES THE BODY OF
FRANCES THE WIFE OF WM
GREGORY OF THIS PARISH
SURGEON WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd DAY OF APRIL 1733
AGED [    ] YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH YE BODIES OF WILLM
AND WILLIAM AND ROBERT YE SONS
OF THE ABOVE MR WM AND FRANCES
GREGORY WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY
MR WILLIAM GREGORY
SURGEON
DIED NOVEMBER XXIV
MDCCLXXI
AGED LXXI

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MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM GREGORY AND LATE WIFE
OF CAPT. JOHN JEFFERYS DIED THE
2nd OF DEC 1779 AGED 54 YEARS

472.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN USBORNE
WHO DIED SEPT 23rd 1803 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1794 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN USBORNE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 14th 1833
AGED 79 YEARS

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IN MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN DENNETT
OF CHATHAM WHO DIED 19th NOV 1752
AGED 68 YEARS
NEAR THIS STONE IS INTERRED THE BODY
OF EDMUND DENNETT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN SEPT 1705
AGED 33 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th December 1801
John Usborne, formerly of Chatham, Cow Keeper, now School Master of Gillingham
   After debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid and according to the will of his late uncle, John Usborne, Merchant, of Ware, Hertfordshire, dated about 20th December 1787, he gives his freehold in Star Lane and wharf in Ware, then in the occupation of the Rev. John Sond, widow Humphrey, William Hitch and Samuel Taylor, lately in the occupation of Mr Sansfield and others; a house, several shops, a brew house, stables, loft, two yards, hog sty and two cow houses in a marsh called Annwell Marsh in Annwell, Hertfordshire, occupied by his said late uncle, but now by his aunt Elizabeth Usborne; he gives this estate to his son, for ever; when son John, is 14, he is to be put out apprentice as his executors think fit, but with his free consent.
   To wife Ann, rest and residue and all money he has in Bank of England.
   Wife and good friends, John Pollock, School Master of Sheerness and John Storer, Collar Maker of Bexley are executors.
    Witnesses: William Mills, David Williams and Thomas Simmons
   Proved 17th February 1804

473.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF MR RICHARD HILLYER
WHO DIED THE 25th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1810 AGED 58 YEARS
HE LIVED AND DIED TRUE TO HIS GOD,
HIS COUNTRY AND HIS KING
OF SARAH HILLYER LATE WIFE
OF RICHARD HILLYER OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND MARY
OTLEY OF BOLTON IN THE COUNTY
OF YORK, YEOMAN DIED THE 18th JUNE
1795 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
VIZ PENELOPE, SARAH AND THOMAS
ALL DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH HILLYER WIDOW
OF THE ABOVE DIED 23rd MAY 1836 AGED 91 YEARS
RICHD AND ELIZTH HILLYER GRANDCHILDREN
OF THE ABOVE DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, dated 11th September 1809
Richard Hillyer of Brompton, Shop Keeper
   To wife Elizabeth his own freehold dwelling house in Middle Street, Brompton, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   After her death, or remarriage, to son Richard, when he is 22, for ever.
   If he dies under 22, then to brother, Thomas for life. After his death, to his children, equally shared. If he dies with no heirs, then to nephew, William Hillyer, son of late brother, William, for ever.
   To wife, £50 and household goods and furniture, for life. After her death or remarriage, to son Richard.
   To brother Thomas, £10 and clothes. To good friends, John Vinall of Brompton, Master Bricklayer H. M. Dockyard and Richard Philips of Brompton, Carpenter, trustees and executors, £10 each as a token of respect. To the two trustees, £1,000 in 3% annuities in Bank of England and all money in Public Funds, upon trust. Wife to receive interest for life, as above. She is to fulfil Indentures of Apprenticeship of their son Richard, clothe and support him. When he is 22, trustees to raise £100 for him from his investments.
   After wife's death or remarriage, the £1,000 stock goes to son Richard; until he is 22, the interest towards his maintenance and education.
   To trustees, ready money, stock in trade, debts and effects, upon trust, to pay debts and funeral costs and legacies, etc. They to allow wife, with son's assistance to carry on business, if they want to. If they do not want to, trustees can sell it with wife and son's approval.
   Proceeds to be invested in Public Funds, interest to wife on above conditions.
   After her death or remarriage, they to transfer funds to son at 22 years. If son dies pre 22, then to children of his late sister, Mary Tomkins, widow of John, in equal shares.
   Witnesses: Richard Freeland and William Andrews

Codicil 1st December 1809
   Wishes Thomas Cooper and Ann Croath ?, children of his sister Cooper shall share equally with children of brother William and Mary Tomkins.

Affidavit 12th December 1810
   Richard Herran of Union Street, Southwark, Tobacconist, is sworn. He knew testator well and regarding codicil, he confirms it is in testators hand.
Richard Lillwall of Gracechurch Street, London, a Quaker and Cheesmonger, knew testator well and confirms codicil is in testator's hand.
   Proved 13th December 1810

474.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF APRIL 1795
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th DAY OF APRIL 1797
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
LIKEWISE JAMES MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 29th OF JANUARY 1809 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO MARY MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 23rd OF JULY 1817 AGED 42 YEARS

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ALSO
WILLIAM MELLIN
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF MAY 1829 AGED 29 YEARS
LIKEWISE THOMAS MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 28th OF FEBRUARY 1831 AGED 63 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th July 1784
Joseph Mellin of Brompton, Shipwright
   Wife Molly is executor.
   To her all his goods, ready money, investments, furniture and household goods. She to pay debts and funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: William Grant and John Sommerton

475.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM PICKMAN
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST THE 18th 1762 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO SALLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY THE 12th 1761 AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO ELEANOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PICKMAN DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 5th 1780 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF MARSH PICKMAN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 29th 1783 AGED 28 YEARS
MARSH PICKMAN HUSBAND TO HANNAH PICKMAN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV 6th 1783 AGED 26 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 24th January 1757
William Pickman, of Gillingham, Rope Maker
   All ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, personal estate, after debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid, to wife Eleanor, for ever.
   Witnesses: John Skillett and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 1st September 1762

476.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR JOHN SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
16th OF APRIL 1796 AGED 46 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th April 1796
John Smith, late of Shadwell, now of Brompton, Ballast Man
   All ready money, investments, household goods and furniture and residue, to good friend James Masson of Shadwell, Victualler and John McGee of Brompton, Ballast Man, upon trust. They to sell estate, except clothes and watch, which goes to brothers, Francis and Alexander. After payment of debts and funeral costs, etc., they to pay remainder to his wife, Susannah, twelve months after his death, absolutely. Before the twelve months are up she to receive interest.
If she dies during this period, leaving his heirs, then upon trust for his child/children, equally shared.
If no children survive this period, upon trust, to pay his two brothers £100 each.
Residue to wife, absolutely.
Witnesses: William Kennett and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
Proved 6th July 1796

477.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BRIDGE
MAJOR IN H.M 84th REGT
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1855
"Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise,
Cast out"

478.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
GERTRUDE CLATWORTHY
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1858
AGED 17 YEARS

479.   Headstone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
CATHERINE HARTLEY THE
ONLY CHILD OF DAVID AND
CATHERINE HARTLEY WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th
OF OCTOBER 1722 AGED
14 YRS 8MO & 16 DAYS

480.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD BRAY
LATE SMITH IN HIS MAJESTY’S DOCK
YARD, SHEERNESS WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 8th JULY 1815 AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th November 1810
Richard Bray, of Isle of Sheppey, Blacksmith
   His house on north side of High Street, Blue Town, Minster, ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, clothes, watches, real and personal estate, after usual expenses, to wife Eleanor, late Eleanor Pichly, widow, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Silvester, Solicitor, Sheerness, C. Barkars, Sheerness and John Hooker, Junior, Sheerness.
   Proved 22nd August 1815

481.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
THOMAS WHITE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF OCTOBER
1781 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF JANUARY
1821 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th OF NOVEMBER
1804 AGED 32 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th June 1818
Thomas White of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Desires to be carried to burial ground on men's shoulders.
   To brother Henry, £50.
   All his goods, investments, household furniture, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to Francis Smith White alias Francis Smith White Sparkes, Harriet White Sparkes, Thomas White White alias Thomas White Sparkes, reputed children of his late son, james by Martha Sparkes, spinster, equally shared at 21 years.
   Desires executors to carry on farming business until above grandchildren are all over 21, then to sell business to Francis Smith White Sparkes, who is to pay a fair valuation for the stock and crops.
   Friends, Isaac Friday, of Gillingham, Miller and William Pell of Rainham, Butcher, executors and guardians of the grandchildren, until they are all 21.
   Witnesses: John Stunt and William Lyng
   Proved 12th April 1821

482.   Ledger over Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF MR ROBERT DURHAM
OF THE PARISH OF GILLINGHAM
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1823
AGED 66 YEARS
"The Winter of Trouble is Past,
The Storm of Affliction is O’er,
Her Struggle is Ended at Last,
And Sorrow and Death are no more,
She was a Loving Virtuous Wife,
Who Sooth’d the Rugged Path of Life,
And now is Crown’d with Heavenly Bliss,
In Everlasting Happiness"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR ROBERT DURHAM
WHO DIED 3rd MAY 1839
AGED 84 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th November 1838
Robert Durham, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Body to be interred in family vault in Gillingham churchyard.
   To James Beal of Chatham, Baker and Mary Ann Durham, his wife, £5 each; to Ann Durham Beal, their daughter, £10, to Sarah Ann Durham, another daughter, £10, to James Durham Beal, their son, £10. To James Gilbert one of his executors, £10, to other executor, john London, £10.
   To Elizabeth Tinker, now living with him, an annuity of £20 for life. After her death, the annuity to her daughter, Eleanor Tinker, for life.
   To Robert Durham Beal, son of James, his silver tankard and silver watch. To Mary Ann Durham Shrewsbury, daughter of James, silver tea pot and china.
   To James Gilbert of Brompton, Surgeon and John London of Gillingham, Yeoman, all personal estate, upon trust. They to sell and to pay debts and funeral costs etc.
   His two houses in Church Street, Gillingham, occupied by Francis Couves and three houses in Christmas Street, Gillingham, occupied by William Allen, William Wood and [      ] Dowling, to his trustees, to sell or mortgage, proceeds from the two houses to James Beal and his wife, for ever. Proceeds from the three houses to Sarah Simmonds of Rochester, widow, for life. After her death, to the children of James Beal shared equally.
   To William Tong of Gillingham, Bricklayer, his own house in Christmas Street, for ever, subject to an annuity for four years after testators', paid to trustees to pay debts and funeral costs and legacies, etc.
   To Elizabeth Tinker, for life, the house occupied by Francis Couves, next to the house, in trust for James Beal and his wife, occupied by Edward Adams, together with the yard for washing and drying of clothes and use of the well. After her death, to her daughter Elizabeth Eleanor Tinker for life. After her death, to Robert Durham Beal son of James, forever.
   Executors are also trustees.
   Witnesses: Walter Hills, Solicitor, Chatham and G F Newnham?, Carpenter, Gillingham.
   Proved 15th May 1839.

483.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY
WIFE OF WILLIAM FORDHAM
DIED 17th NOV 1831
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM FORDHAM
DIED 26th JAN 1836
AGED 77 YEARS

484.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF WILLIAM SAYWELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY THE
5th 1785 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY FORDHAM WIFE OF
WILLIAM FORDHAM (AND FORMERLY WIFE
OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM SAYWELL)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER THE
18th 1788 AGED 42 YEARS
LIKEWISE OF JOHN AND WILLIAM FORDHAM
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

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IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SAYWELL
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1834 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1848 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN FRIEND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT ALBERT TOWN, SOUTH
AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 8th 1842
AGED 28 YEARS

485.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH MILES OF
THIS PARISH FORMERLY OF UPCHURCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th OCT 1803
AGED 59 YEARS

486.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MALCOLM PASLEY
WHO DIED 1st AUGST MDCCCXXXI
AGED XVI YEARS

487.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN VINALL OF THIS PARISH
MANY YEARS MASTER BRICKLAYER OF
HIS MAJESTY’S YARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 7th SEPT 1786
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 4th OF MARCH 1769
IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
LIKEWISE FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN
TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
MRS MARY VINALL WIFE
OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 29th MARCH 1805
AGED 76 YEARS
ANN JUDITH VINALL
DIED MARCH 5th 1826 AGED 38 YEARS
MRS JUDITH VINALL
DIED JANUARY 30th 1834
AGED 70 YEARS
JOHN VINALL SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND ANN VINALL
WAS BORN THE 27th OF NOVEMBER 1761
AND DIED THE 12th OF OCTOBER 1846

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1786
John Vinall of Gillingham, Master Bricklayer of H.M. Dockyard
   Son John, wife Mary and daughter Mary, are executors as long as latter two remain unmarried, when they marry their executorship ceases.
   To sister Ann wife of [ ] Banks of Sturle?, Sussex, £10; to son and daughter, John and Mary, £400 each. To wife, £20, also an annuity of £10, from his house in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by William Court, as long as she remains his widow. This house goes to son John, for ever. His house in Seaford, Sussex, occupied by his brother, Edward, to brother Edward, for ever.
   To his wife his now dwelling house in Middle Street, Brompton and furniture, shared with daughter, for life. After wife's death, or marriage, the furniture is shared between his son and daughter. Residue after debts and funeral costs, to wife and children, equally shared.
   If son should marry either of the daughters of Thomas Sutton of Brompton, Victualler, then his legacies are void and he will not be an executor, in that case he gets 1 shilling only.
   Then the £400 legacy and house in Wood Street, and share of furniture of his own house, subject to wife's life interest, and share of residue to daughter Mary, for ever and she will be sole executor after wife's death or remarriage.
   Witnesses: George Giles, John Prall and Henry Hills
   Proved 26th September 1786

488.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF RICHARD RUDYERD, ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF OCTOBER 1793
AGED 84 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th May 1793
Richard Rudyerd the Elder of Chatham, Gentleman
All of his estate, after usual costs, to wife Ann, absolutely. She is executor.
Witnesses: G. Vanderlaan and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
Proved 28th November 1783

489.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM HARDINGE
WHO DIED THE 5th OF NOVEMBER
1795 AGED 52 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th October 1795
William Hardinge of Brompton
   To sister, Mary Hooper, £20; to brother Benjamin, £20; to mother, Sarah, £30 annuity, for life. Residue to wife Sarah. To friend Thomas ? Andrews, a ring. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas W. Andrews, Richard Rudd and William Spencer
   Proved 4th December 1795

490.   Headstone and Body Stone

JAMES LARKIN
DIED JULY 24th 1801 IN HIS 74th YEAR

491.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL LARKIN
LATE FOREMAN OF THE RIGGERS IN HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM IN WHICH STATION
HE SERVED UPWARDS OF 33 YEARS AND DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JAN 6th 1763 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO TWO GRANDCHILDREN, JOHN AND
MICHAEL LOCK
ALSO MRS ANN LARKIN MOTHER TO THE
ABOVE MICHAEL LARKIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE APRIL 28th 1763 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZTH LARKIN WIFE OF THE
ABOVE MICHAEL LARKIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE JANUARY 21st 1766 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM GRANT DIED APRIL 1st 1779
AGED 1 YEAR

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 13th December 1752
Michael Larkin, of Chatham, Foreman Rigger H.M. Dockyard
   All of his property to wife Elizabeth, for life. After her death, to his children, James, Elizabeth, Anne Hanmer and Michael, for ever, equally shared.
   To son James, £10 at 21 and all his clothes; to his three daughters, £20 each as follows, £10 on day of marriage or at 21, and/or £10 at 21 years.
   To son Michael, £40, this to be retained by executor, to put him out apprentice at appropriate age, also his watch, gold studs and silver knee buckles. After payment of debts and funeral costs, etc., residue as follows, ½ to wife, ½ divided equally between his five children at 21 years, or day of wife's remarriage. Wife and son James are executors.
   Witnesses: William Jennis, John Miller and William Stubbs
   Proved 21st January 1763

492.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF JOHN PEIRCE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN 14th 1793
AGED 22 YEARS
SAMUEL LONDON AND ELIZABETH ANN
THEIR OFFSPRING DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN PEIRCE
DIED THE 10th OF MARCH 1799 AGED 30 YEARS
WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM & MARY FIELD
DIED MARCH 26th 1801 AGED 8 MONTHS
MR WILLIAM FIELD DIED 24th DECEMBER
1801 AGED 34 YEARS
ROBERT ESSEX PEIRCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1st JUNE 1819 AGED 21 YEARS

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"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY FIELD LATE OF BROMPTON
IN THIS PARISH
FORMERLY WIFE OF JOHN PEIRCE
(NAMED ON THE OTHER SIDE HEREOF)
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY OF DECEMBER
1844 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE
LEAVING ISSUE (BY HER FIRST HUSBAND) TWO
DAUGHTERS TO LAMENT THE LOSS OF THE MOST
AFFECTIONATE PARENT
ALSO JOHN THOMAS SON OF MR JOHN
PEIRCE AND ELIZABETH CATT OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 19th 1850 AGED 5½ YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK THEIR SON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 24th 1850 AGED 2½ YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th November 1801
William Field of Brompton, Butcher
All of estate to wife, Mary, for ever. She is executor.
Witnesses: John Prall, Attorney, Rochester, Joshua Bone of Rochester, Tailor and Edward Owden of Brompton, Tailor

493.   Chest Tomb

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF ELIZABETH BUTTON DAUGHTER
OF JAMES TAPLEY OF STROUD*
AND WIFE OF THOMAS BUTTON
MASTER SAIL MAKER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM WHO DIED
THE 26th MARCH 1715 IN THE 36th YEAR
OF HER AGE AND LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS
AND ONE DAUGHTER
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF THOMAS
BUTTON LATE MASTER SAIL MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTY’S YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th DAY
OF MARCH 1728 IN THE 58th YEAR OF
HIS AGE LEAVING ISSUE TWO SONS
FRANCIS AND JAMES

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd August 1727
Thomas Button of Gillingham, Master Sail Maker, H. M. Dockyard
   To Margaret Rich wife of Henry, Shipwright, £8 for mourning; to brother Francis, £6 for mourning; to sister, Elizabeth Palmer, £6 for mourning. To son Francis, £550. Residue including money in South Sea Company and South Sea Annuities, to son James, for ever, except rings, plate, jewels, woollen, linen, household goods, equally shared between sons James and Francis.
   His two houses or farm houses, stables, orchards and pieces of land in St.Warburgh, alias Hoo, occupied by Edward Chapman and a house in Brompton in his own occupation, to son Francis and his heirs for ever. In default of heirs to son James and his heirs for ever.
   Two leasehold houses in Chatham occupied by Mr Williams and Mr ( ? ), to son Francis for rest of term. His farm in St.Warburgh occupied by Thomas Knight and another farm in Hoo occupied by Thomas Goldsmith and a third farm in Hoo occupied by Robert Heald?, and four houses in Brompton occupied by Edward Hammond, Valentine Watts, Thomas Larkin and Edward Childs, to son James for ever, in default of heirs to son Francis for ever. If both sons die without leaving heirs, then to brother Francis for ever.
   Two houses at Newington occupied by John Benkins and John Atnoke, to Margaret Rich, for ever.
   Witnesses: Anthony Plummer, Henry Wilkins and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 18th June 1729

494.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN LAREMAR
WHO DIED THE 30th MARCH 1756
AGED 65
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DIED
THE 2nd OF NOVR 174[   ] AGED [   ] YEARS
"We are Meet Again [    ]"

495.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR SAMUEL WARREN
WHO DIED THE 29th MARCH 1805
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WARREN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1826
AGED 83 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 19th March 1783
Samuel Warrin of Brompton, Shipwright
   To his two sisters, Elizabeth and Ann Warrin, of London, all of his estate, equally shared, subject to payment of debts and funeral costs, etc. They are his executors.
   Witnesses: Henry Essenhigh and John Pichley
   Proved 8th April 1805

496.   Thick Ledger of Brick Base

HERE LYETH INT[ERRED]
ADAM LAREMAR OF THIS [PARISH]
WHO [DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[      ] [1689]

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated1st February 1683
Adam Lorimar, Shipwright of Gillingham
   To grand daughter, Frances, daughter of Abraham Northrop of Chatham, Shipwright, his house, occupied by [      ] Faircloath and Richard Read; to grandson, Adam son of above Abraham, his house occupied by George Jackson; also to Frances and Adam, £10 each.
   If both these grandchildren die without heirs, then the houses and the £20 to his sons, William and John, equally shared; to (hidden by crease), son of William Lorimor , house and marshland which testator lives in. 20 shillings each to all his godchildren, Amy Adams, wife of Henry of Gillingham; Adam Rayner; Adam Alloway; Adam son of Nicolas Stancell; Adam Northrop; Thomas Twister and Richard Willard. 40 shillings to the poor widows of Gillingham at the discretion of his executors. To Abraham Northrop, son in law, 30 shillings to buy a ring.
   Sons William and John are executors.
   Real estate at Harstow (Lower Halstow?) and St. Walbough, alias Hoo (St. Werburgh), occupied by John Gillett and his houses in Gillingham occupied by John Francis, Robert Smyth, Robert Noble and Nicolas Stancell, his personal estate and money to sons William and John, equally shared. They to pay legacies and funeral costs. The chest in his chamber with linen in it, to son John, this was his mother's desire. If son William dies without heirs, then all to son John and likewise if John dies without heirs.
   Signs will with his mark
   Witnesses: John Bullard, Thomas Morgan and Joane Hammond
   Proved 14th May 1689. Granted to son John

497.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT REED
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th MARCH 1798
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS SARAH REED WIFE OF
MR JAMES REED LATE OF WOOLWICH
AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1822
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO MR JAMES REED SON OF THE
ABOVE MR ROBERT REED WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 16th JULY 1832
AGED 43 YEARS

Universal British Directory, 1795
Robert Reed, Tailor

498.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
RACHEL WIFE OF MR
WILLM LAREMAR SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JAN THE 28th 1763
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO HERE LIES THREE SONS
AND TWO DAUGHTERS
LEFT ISSUE THREE SONS AND ONE
DAUGHTER
ALSO THE ABOVE MR WILLM LAREMAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th DECR 1780
IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE

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JAMES HOWELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY THE 28th 1793
AGED 32 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th November 1780
William Laremar the Elder of Brompton, Shipwright
   To grandson, James Howell, his silver watch. To each of his grand daughters, Elizabeth and Ann Howell, a gold ring.
Ready money, goods, chattels, securities, furniture and household goods, benefits from the Admirable? Society of Shipwrights and wages due from Chatham Dockyard, to his children, William and Adam and Mary Howell, equally shared. Son William and daughter Mary are executors.
   Witnesses: William Taylor, Robert Dadd and John Sommerton
   Proved 13th January 1781

499.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MARY
WIFE OF MR JAMES HOWELL
DAUGHTER OF MR WILLM LAREMAR
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF APRIL 1781
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THREE DAUGHTERS
MARY, RACHEL AND SUSANNA
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND THREE DAUGHTERS
"In Faith she Died, in Dust she Lies,
But Faith Forsees that Dust shall Rise,
When Jesus Christ is Souverine Word,
Calls his Saints to meet their Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JAMES HOWELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th SEPTEMR
1789 AGED 64 YEARS
"Oh! Let us then our Souls Prepare,
For that Uncertain Hour,
Lest Death should end our Pain and Care,
In Sin by Satan’s Power"

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IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
MR SAMUEL REED
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 29th 1838
AGED 43 YEARS

500.   Headstone and Two Body Stones


ANN & JAMES WHITE - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF ELIZTH
WIFE OF JAMES WHITE
OF CHATHAM DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF MARCH 1771
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WHITE, GENT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF JULY 1785
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL THE 25th 1787 AGED 55 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 28th August 1782
James White of Chatham, Victualler
   To wife, Sarah and nephew Thomas White, son of brother Henry White, his three freehold houses in Chatham, occupied by William Whitehead, [      ] Creed and [     ] Weeks, upon trust. They are to sell and pay his debts, probate and legacies.
   Residue of money divided between brothers Henry and his children, Thomas, Henry and Elizabeth wife of John Walter, equally shared. The share of Elizabeth to be held by Charles Townson of Chatham, Book Seller and William Pool of Chatham, Hatter, on her behalf and that of her children. Two freehold houses in Chatham, occupied by George Peter to Charles Townson and William Pool, upon trust.
   If brother Henry dies in testator's lifetime leaving his now wife Mary, his share goes to her. If they both die in that time, then to their children, equally shared, Elizabeth's share held as before. If any of them die in testator's lifetime, leaving lawful heirs, their share to the child/children. If any die with no lawful heirs, their share divided between the survivors.
   To wife Sarah two freehold houses in Chatham occupied by George Peter, for life. After her death, to his trustees, upon trust, to sell and pay £20 for wife's funeral and to pay remainder to nephews and nieces, equally shared. Trustees to invest Elizabeth's share and pay her interest and/or principal as they think fit. If she dies before the whole of the money is fully paid, then remainder to her children, shared equally. Trustees can use the money towards children's maintenance and education.
   Also to his trustees his leasehold house in Holborn Lane, known by the sign of the "King's Arms", held on lease from the Mayor and Citizens of Rochester for 21 years from 25th March 1781, upon trust, his wife to dwell there for rest of term, after her death, if she dies while lease is still in force, trustees to sell and pay proceeds to nephews and nieces.
   To wife all household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, etc. absolutely.
   He gives and forgives brother Henry and John Walter all the sums they owe him.
   To all the grandchildren of his mother, Elizabeth Woolsey, John Jacques, son of John Jacques of Chatham, Gentleman, Sarah Stirle, wife of John, John Day son of John Day of Deptford, Master Sail Maker, Elizabeth Sturgis wife of [     ] Sturgis of Deptford, Painter, Thomas and James Woolsey of Chatham, Victuallers, 5 guineas each.
   To, trustees, a mourning ring each. Residue to wife, for ever. Wife and nephew Thomas White are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Simmons, R. Simmons and James Read
   Proved July 8th 1785 Goods and Chattels value less than £600

 

M.I.s numbers 501 to 612

501.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SMART OF THIS PARISH
HE DIED THE 19th OF OCTOBER1779
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF JOHN SMART
SHE DIED THE 4th OF MAY 1775
AGED 50 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th June 1770
John Smart of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To nephew, William Smart of Gillingham, Yeoman, all goods and chattels, stock and effects, horses, cows, sheep and other livestock, household goods, bedding, linen, plate, china, clothes, instruments of husbandry, for ever, subject to the following charges:
   Payment of debts and funeral costs and legacies to Mary wife of Thomas White, Yeoman, £10; to Martha Smart, Spinster, daughter of William Smart of Charing, Gentleman, £20; to John Moore of Chilham, £10; to Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Cooper of Kingstead ? , Kent, Yeoman, £10; to Mary Moore of Canterbury, Spinster, sister of Elizabeth Cooper, £10; to Amey wife of Joseph Burley of Newnham, £10.
   Nephew, William Smart is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Rain and Robert Wise
   Proved 17th October 1780

502.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES LEWIS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF OCTOBER 1802
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ANN LEWIS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF JANUARY 1831
AGED 76 YEARS

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN MADDOCKS
WHO DIED THE 7th OF APRIL 1854
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO THOMASINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF JULY 1858
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO JOHN AND GEORGE SONS OF
THE ABOVE WH0 DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated and 17th October 1802
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th March 1854
James Lewis, of Gillingham, Yeoman
   All estate to wife, Elizabeth, for life; after her death, to John and Ann Frederick, children of her former husband, John Frederick, and to daughter Elizabeth Lewis, at 21 years, for ever.
   If his wife dies before they are 21, then when they are 21, they are to have £50 each.
   Wife and her son, John are executors.
   Witnesses: W. Stone, Thomas Cox and Henry Heath
   Proved January 1803

John Maddocks of Gillingham, Butcher
   From money owning to him, stock and effects, sufficient money to be raised for the support of daughters, Catherine, until she is married, and daughter, Elizabeth until she is 21or married. After debts and funeral costs are paid, the profits from his business to wife and son Edward, in equal shares. There are various articles of furniture belonging to son Edward and daughter Catherine, which are to delivered to them. Daughter Catherine is executor.
   Witnesses: Lucretia Couves and C. M. Jeall
   Proved 2nd April 1855

503.  Headstone and Foot Stone

THOMASINE FREDERICK
WIFE OF JOHN FREDERICK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JULY 1778
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT FREDERICK SON OF
JOHN AND ANN FREDERICK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1780
AGED 18 YEARS
HENRY FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 12th OF AUGUST 1787
AGED 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
JOHN FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JULY 1792
AGED 46 YEARS
JOHN FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JANUARY
1845 AGED 46 YEARS


Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd June 1792
John Frederick of Gillingham, Victualler
   To wife Ann, son John and daughters, Thomasine and Ann, all personal estate, goods and chattels and money to be shared equally after debts and funeral costs are paid. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Robert Frederick, James Ripoth (mark of) and Frances Baker
   Proved 20th September 1792

504.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD EDGCUMBE, ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED XXIX OF JULY
MDCCLXXXIV AGED L YEARS
ALSO PIERCE EDGCUMBE, ESQ.
OF BROMPTON ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED THE XVII OF APRIL MDCCCXXXIV
AGED LXV YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS OF THE ABOVE
PIERCE AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELEANOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
NAMED PIERCE WHO DIED
THE XXVII OF JANUARY MDCCCXLIV
AGED LXIX YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th July 1784 and 19th September 1832
Richard Edgcumbe of Brompton, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in Gillingham churchyard, as near to the remains of his late children, as possible. To wife Elizabeth, all freeholds and leaseholds in Hartmell, Sydenham Dammerell, Devon and land and property in Milton next Sittingbourne and the house in Brompton he now lives in, and any other freeholds, for as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then to son Pierce, for ever. To wife all wines and other liquors. To son Pierce his large silver cup with two handles and cover. To daughter, Sarah his silver coffee pot and a dozen silver spoons. Wife to have use of all household goods and furniture, plate, jewels, rings, linen, woollen, china, etc., for life, same condition as above. To brother and sister in law, John and Susannah Tufry ?, £10 each for mourning. To John Vinall, Junior and his wife Ann, daughters of testator, Thomas Wiseman, Junior, Edmund Wiseman and William Wiseman, £10 each. To brother Gabriel, £100; to Sarah Windcott, £30. To his trustees, brother Gabriel, Joseph Drawbridge of Brompton, Shipwright and William Tapley of Brompton, Gentleman, his trustees, £5 each and 1 guinea for a ring. Residue after after usual costs, to trustees, upon trust. They to invest in Government Funds and pay interest to his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, trustees to transfer £1,900 4% Consols to daughter Sarah at 21 or day of marriage but she must marry with trustees approval and consent. If she dies under 21, then her legacy to son Pierce at 21 for ever. Remainder upon further trust to be divided equally between his son and daughter.
   Wife, brother Gabriel, Joseph Drawbridge and William Tapley are executors. For the better education of his children, they are in custody of his male trustees until they are 21.
   Witness: Mary Vavasor, Richard Vavasor and J. Simmons
   Proved 2nd October 1784

Pierce Edgcumbe, Esquire (Dockyard Clerk), formerly of Brompton, Gillingham then of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, Plymouth and Woolwich, late of Rochester but now of Brompton, Chatham.
   Wife Eleanor, good friend Elizabeth Parry of Chatham, Spinster , son Richard and nephew Rev Temple Chevalier, Vicar of St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge, are executors.
   Desires to be interred in a stout oak coffin, painted black, wants one hearse and one mourners coach, without plumes.
   To wife Eleanor £100, household goods and furniture, (except silver cup) in his houses at Brompton and Boxley. To son Richard his family silver cup. To son Richard and Temple Chevalier all his property in Sydenham Dammerell, Devon, occupied by Thomas Roskilly, upon several trusts during life of his daughter, Ellen. Rents to her and after her death to her children. (Difficult to read some of this will, some "bleed through").
   The property in Devon came to him from his late father, Richard, rents from this to his daughters, Ellen and Rebecca, for life. After their deaths, to son Richard, for ever.
   To daughter, Ellen an annuity of £50 for life, the same to Emma Pilcher . Executors to lay out £1,000 and pay interest to daughter Ellen and after her death to pay this to Emma Pilcher, in lieu of the annuity. By a marriage settlement dated 1st September 1826, with her late husband, Peter Pilcher, Emma is to discharge the estate from the annuity.
   Residue of personal estate and effects, upon trust, to sell that not consisting of cash and invest in Public Funds, interest to his wife for life. After her death to son Richard, if he is dead with no lawful heirs, then to daughters, Ellen and Emma, shared equally.
   Witnesses: George Jewel, M.D. Sackville Street, Piccadilly, J.S. Stephens and M. J. Stephens, Solicitors, Chatham.
   Proved 9th May 1834 Power reserved to Eleanor Edgcumbe

505.   Headstone and Foot Stone


SQUIRE - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
JANE SQUIRE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & SARAH SQUIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF AUGT 1793
AGED 13 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO ELEANOR AND MARTHA SQUIRE
DAUGHTERS OF JOHN AND SARAH SQUIRE
WHO BOTH DIED THE 3rd OF SEPTEMBER 1794
ELIZABETH AGED 9 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
AND MARTHA AGED 4 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
JOHN SQUIRE MANY YEARS MASTER GUNNER OF
CHATHAM LINES DIED OCT 2nd 1814 AGED 74 YEARS
CATHERINE COURT DAUGHTER OF JNO & SARAH
SQUIRE DIED DECR 22nd 1823 AGED 30 YEARS
SARAH SQUIRE WIFE OF JOHN SQUIRE
DIED APRIL 22nd 1825 AGED 69 YEARS

506.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH BOWER
LATE MASTER CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 12th MAY 1806 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH SHARP WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 13th OF MARCH 1810
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH AND SARAH BOWER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ
ELIZABETH, WILLIAM AND HARRIOT
MR WILLIAM KENNETT
WHO DIED THE 7th MARCH 1808 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH KENNETT WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 7th DAY OF OCTOBER 1810
AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st March 1806
Joseph Bower, of Gillingham, Master House Carpenter, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
All his estate, after debts and funeral costs, to wife, Sarah, who is executor.
Witnesses: George Mitchell and Thomas Scott
Proved 5th July 1806

507.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF MR JOHN
EALES MASTER BAKER OF THIS
PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 20th 1762
IN THE 39th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE LEFT A WIFE AND 3 DAUGHTERS
HERE ALSO LYETH 3 CHILDREN VIZ
JOHN EALES DIED NOVEMBER YE 3rd 1756
AGED 1 YEAR & 8 MONTHS
MARY EALES DIED APRIL YE 30th 1756
AGED 1 MONTH
ELIZH EALES DIED NOVEMBER YE 30th 1759
AGED 3 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
"Lo! I lie here Sleeping in the Dust,
Until the Resurrection of the Just,
And then our Saviour Christ shall say,
"Arise you dead and Come Away""

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IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH HOLBRUN
WIFE OF JOHN
HOLBRUN & RELICT
OF JOHN EALES
DIED OCT 30th 1765
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
ANN HOLBRUN
WIFE OF JOHN
HOLBRUN DIED
MARCH 6th 1781
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN HOLBRUN
DIED APRIL 17th
1790 AGED
74 YEARS

508.   Headstone and Body Stone

MR
NATHANIEL JENNIS
LATE COMMISSIONER’S CHIEF CLERK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th JULY 1780
AGED 40 YEARS
GEORGE JENNIS HIS SON
DIED THE 26th OF SEPTEMBER 1780
AGED 2 YEARS
WILLIAM HENRY JENNIS NEPHEW
OF THE ABOVE DIED 12th APRIL 1826
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO FRANES JENNIS NIECE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 10th OF JANY 1829 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN JENNIS NIECE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 25th JANY 1829 AGED 29 YEARS
MUCH LAMENTED BY ALL FRIENDS
ALSO HARRIET JENNIS NIECE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 6th DEC 1842 AGED 42 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd November 1779
Nathaniel Jennis, of Gillingham, Gentleman
To George Guy of Chatham, Gentleman and Nicholas Davison of Wood Street, London, Apothecary, all his capital of £1,000 in the 3% Annuities and money raised from his personal estate, to produce enough money in the 3% annuities to raise £100 to be put in the name of his wife, Mary and the above trustees, upon trust, wife to receive the £100 per annum for life. After her death, the income goes to their children at 21 years, when the capital will be transferred to them in equal shares. If no children survive to 21, then to William, Thomas, Mary and Frances Jennis, children of his late brother, William by Frances his wife, shared equally. To Frances Jennis and the above four children, £10 each for mourning.
   To George Guy and Nicholas Davison, a mourning ring each as a token of his regard for them. George Guy also gets £20. Residue of personal estate, to wife Mary, for ever. She and the other two trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: William Davis, George Kirby and John Hick, Attorney of Rochester
   Proved 13th July 1780

509.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR
WILLIAM JENNIS
LATE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP
VICTORY DIED THE 12th OF JUNE 1778
AGED 61 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1755
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JENNIS SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 22nd 1849 AGED 88 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated November 1762
William Jennis Carpenter of H. M. S. Sovereign in Hampshire
   All estate to wife, Frances, who is executor, except silver plate, which is to be equally divided between his wife and children. £10 to son William for mourning, William also has his silver watch.
   Witnesses: William Browell and Adam Waddell
   Proved June 1779

510.   Headstone and Foot Stone


NELSON - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
AUGUSTIN NELSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF MAY 1755
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO CHRISTIAN HIS WIFE DIED
THE 16th OF FEBY 1762 AGED 77 YEARS

511.   Headstone and Foot Stone


NEWTON - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
BENJAMIN NEWTON
DIED THE 22nd OF MARCH 1755
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
BENJAMIN NEWTON
WHO DIED SEPT THE 6th 1755
AGED 63 YEARS
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1755
Benjamin Newton of Gillingham, Gunner of H. M. S. Barfleur
 
All wages due and ready money and investments, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his sister, Christian Johnson of St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex , she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Jennis and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 15th September 1755

512.  Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN LATE WIFE OF
GEORGE GOODES
SHIPWRIGHT AND DAUGHTER TO
CAPT BILLOPP
WHO DIED THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER 1757
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MR GEORGE GOODES
LATE MASTER CAULKER AND ASSISTANT
OF HIS MAJESTY’S YARD AT SHEERNESS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF MARCH 1760
AGED 56 YEARS

513.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY ANN
CROWHURST
BORN THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 1823
DIED THE 13th OF JUNE 1843
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CROWHURST
BORN THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER 1781
DIED THE 27th OF JULY 1855
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CROWHURST
BORN FEBRUARY 17th 1786
DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1857

514.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PUDDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 4th MAY 1825
AGED 64 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please to give me Ease,
And Free me from the Pain"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PUDDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th SEPTEMBER 1841
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO DANIEL GOODING
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1833
IN THE 51st YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO CHARLOTTE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DANIEL GOODING
WHO DIED 3rd JUNE 1837 AGED 62 YEARS

515.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JANE LETLEY
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND
JANE LETLEY
WHO DIED JULY 26th
1811
AGED 4 YEARS
AND 18 DAYS
"Beneath a Sleeping Infant lies,
To earth her Ashes Lent,
Hereafter shall more Glorious Rise,
And none More Innocent"

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IN
MEMORY OF
MRS JANE LETLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY THE 14th 1815
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO DAVID LETLEY
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY
DROWNED IN LONG REACH
JANUARY THE 13th 1815
AGED 18 YEARS

516.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY FRITH
THE WIFE OF
JOHN FRITH
WHO DIED IN CHILD BED
JANY 9th 1811
AGED 35 YEARS
"By Death’s dart and through Neglect,
I quickly was Summoned hence,
And left [     ] Children,
Behind and [      ]"

517.   Ledger over Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GEORGE ELLIS SON OF
MR GEORGE ELLIS AND MARY ANN
HIS WIFE
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 6th DAY OF MAY 1855
AGED 30 YEARS
MRS MARY ANN ELLIS
DIED JULY 9th 1856 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES, CHARLES AND ANN ELLIS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

518.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR JOHN WHITTHORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st
OF NOV 1814 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE
OF MR JOHN WHITTHORNE
WHO DIED NOV 30th 1832
AGED 82 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th June 1807
John Whitthorne of Broad Alley, Brompton, Shipwright
   All freeholds and leaseholds to wife Mary for life, after her death, to their children, Mary wife of Isaac Richmond of Blackwall, Middlesex, Shipwright, and Jonathan and William, for ever, equally shared. All ready money and investments, furniture, and all other effects to wife, she and Stephen Elliott of St. Mary Hoo, Yeoman are executors.
   Witnesses: Benjamin Haite, Mary Haite and William Poole
   Proved 14th January 1815

519.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE PASSBY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 69 YEARS

520.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARTHA WIFE OF
JOSEPH BALE WHO DIED NOV
THE 9th 1820 AGED 36 YEARS
LEAVING A KIND HUSBAND & SIX
CHILDREN TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Here she lies Sleeping in the Dust,
Until the Resurrection of the Just,
When our Dear Saviour Christ shall say,
"Arise ye Dead and Come Away"

521.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SHEPPARD
WHO DIED THE 2nd JANY 1791 AGED 5 WEEKS
ALICE SHEPPARD DIED THE 1st MARCH 1794
AGED 2 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALICE SHEPPARD
WHO DIED THE 9th NOV 1798 AGED 11 DAYS
ANNE ELIZABETH SHEPPARD
DIED THE 27th MAY 1806
AGED 1 YEAR AND 8 MONTHS

522.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY ESDALE
SON OF
THOMAS AND AMELIA ESDALE
WHO DIED AUGUST 1854
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO
JOHN THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 8th
1857 AGED 6 YEARS
"Suffer little Children to come unto Me and
Forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom
Of God"

523.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS JANE BOWDER
WIDOW OF
AMBROSE BOWDER ESQ
WHO DIED ON THE 6th AUGUST 1852
AGED 78 YEARS

524.   Ledger over Stone Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE CATHERINE
WIFE OF WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 23rd 1837
AGED 56
ALSO THE ABOVE MENTIONED
WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 24th 1842
AGED 81

525.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
PAINE BRIGS
DAUGHTER OF
WILLM & JANE RODES
WHO DIED MAR 31st 1743
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO HER TWO INFANTS LIETH
IN THE SAME GRAVE
THE SAID WILLIAM RODES
DIED 1732

526.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WHIBLEY
WHO DIED THE 21st OF SEPT 1796 AGED 49 YEARS
MRS ESTHER BOWDER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 7th DECEMBER 1806 AGED 26 YEARS
REMEMBER HER VIRTUES
MR RICHARD WHIBLEY
DIED THE 21st OCTOBER 1805 AGED 24 YEARS
AND LIES BURIED IN ST. JAMES CHAPEL
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
AMELIA WHIBLEY
DIED THE 10th SEPT 1801 AGED 10 MONTHS

527.   Chest Tomb

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF PARENTAL TENDERNESS
WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
HATH CAUSE THIS TOMB TO BE ERECTED AUGUST 1772
"While speeches o’er thy closed grave, I bend,
Accept these tears thou dear departed friend,
If e’er from one thy dear memories part,
May shame afflict the alienated heart,
My grief be doubled, from thy image free,
And mirth a torment unchastised by thee"
CONTIGUOUS TO THIS TOMB LIE THE
REMAINS OF
JOHN DANN DIED A.D. 1736 AGED 45
ANN DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND MARY DANN
DIED A.D. 1740 AGED 14
ALSO MARY WIFE OF GEORGE DANN DIED THE 23rd
JUNE A.D. 1741 AGED 48
IN THE VAULT UNDER THIS TOMB ARE
DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
DIED AN INFANT A.D. 1756
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DANN DIED
THE 25th MAY A.D. 1760 AGED 27 LEFT ISSUE
WILLIAM, GEORGE AND ELIZABETH
JANE SECOND WIFE OF WILLIAM DANN DIED THE
26th FEB A.D. 1762 AGED 39 LEFT ISSUE ONE
DAUGHTER JANE
WILLIAM DANN FATHER OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
OFFSPRING DIED THE 5th OF APRIL A.D. 1762 AGED 38
GEORGE DANN FATHER OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
WILLIAM DIED THE 2nd NOV 1764 AGED 71
GEORGE SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
DIED THE 29th JANY 1771 AGED 18
ALSO WILLIAM DANN GENT OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED 8th OCTOBER 1816 AGED 65 YEARS

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MATW WOODLAND RICHARDSON GENT
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 24th MARCH 1833
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
MARY DANN ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 26th OCTOBER 1859
AGED 37 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated17th September 1736
John Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Appoints friends John Baynard , 1st Clerk in Commissioner’s Office, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham and William Gregory, Surgeon of Gillingham, executors. After debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife Elizabeth, £100 in two installments; to eldest brother George, £20; to younger brother Thomas, £100; to Henry Marshall, living at the "Golden Lyon" in Brompton, in trust, for his sister, Mary wife of Hugh Baines of Tonbridge, Blacksmith, £50 in 5 yearly payments; to his servants, Henry Batten and Margaret Wilson, £5 each.
   Residue of personal estate to nephew, Thomas Baines, who lives with him at 21 years. If he dies pre 21, then to brother Thomas Dann and sister Mary Baines, equally shared. Mary’s share to be paid by Henry Marshall, as above. Executors to sell stock, corn, cattle, leases and effects and residue of personal estate, money invested at interest, for benefit of nephew, Thomas Baines until he is 21. Income in meantime for his bringing up and for clothes.
   Witnesses: Henry Belcher and Henry Sheafe
   Proved 24th September 1736 Power reserved to John Baynard

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 3rd January 1761
William Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To each of his children, William, George and Elizabeth, £500 to sons at 21 and daughter at 21 or day marriage. In meantime, interest to be used for their maintenance and education. To "honoured father" and the Rev John Jenkinson, Vicar of Gillingham, £500 in trust, to pl;ace out at interest, with consent of his wife, Jane, and to pay interest to his wife for life. After her death, then to his children , equally shared. After debts and funeral costs are paid, residue of ready money, investments, plate, linen, pewter, brass, bedding, household goods, farm implements, cattle, stock, corn, hay, chattels and personal estate, to his three children in equal shares. Father George and Rev Jenkinson are executors and Guardians of his children until they are 21 or day of marriage for daughter.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, George St. Lo Man and William James "for my Master, Mr Altham".
   Proved 21st April 1762 Power reserved to Rev Jenkinson

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 4th April 1764
George Dann the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To sister Mary Banes, widow, an annuity of £10 for life, paid from his piece of woodland of 16 acres in Gillingham, near King’s Highway leading from Chatham to Rainham and near Rainham Pond. His house in Lower Rainham or West Rainham, occupied by Samuel Jewiss and his new house in Cross Street Brompton, occupied by John Lezeir, Peruke Maker, his house in Chatham, opposite Cage Lane, occupied by [      ] Stonestreet, the 16 acres of woodland, charge with the £10 annuity, to grandson George Dann, for ever, the house occupied by Jewiss and other properties, above to grandsons William and George Dann, also charged with an annuity of £10, equally shared. His house at Gad’s Hill, Gillingham occupied by [      ] Walter, Labourer, to grand daughter Mary Parr, for ever. His five houses in Brompton on north side of Middle Street, occupied by Alexander Elliott, [      ] Allen, widow, [      ] Jordan, Cordwainer, [    ] Davis, Ropemaker and [      ] Brighton, to grand daughters, Mary Parr, Abigail Parr and Elizabeth Parr, children of Elizabeth wife of John Parr of Rochester, Paviour, for , equally shared. He has already undertaken to give daughter Elizabeth and her husband, £400, he gives Elizabeth £50. All rings and plate which were his late wife’s, to be equally shared by all his grandchildren. To grand daughter Elizabeth Parr, £300 at 21. Residue of ready money, investments, debts, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, furniture and household goods and personal estate, after usual costs, to grandsons, William and George Dann, equally shared. He recommends them to the farming business in which he is engaged as well as his rights as executor of his late son William’s will. Grandson William is to have Britton Farm and part of Barn Sole Farm on left side of road leading from Gillingham Street to the London Road; grandson George, Woodland Farm and rest of Barn Sole Farm. Samuel London of Gillingham, Yeoman is executor.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, H. Bates and George St. Lo Man
   Proved December 1764

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th September 1813
William Dann of Gilingham
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, the whole of his estate to his wife Mary for life, on condition she pays the following legacies:
   To sister Jane wife of Thomas Owen, Surgeon, of Alresford ?, County of Southampton, £100;
   To her daughter, Dorothy Dann Owen, £50; to Gustavus Nicolls, (brother in law), £50; to nephew Lieut. Colonel Nicolls, £50 and sum he owes; to nephew William Dann Nicolls, Captain, R. A., £50; to niece Ann wife of Rev. William Harrison of Fareham £50; to their son William Dann Harrison, £50; to nephew William Davis, £50; the next three legacies are free of duty; to Laurentia Muddle wife of Edward, £20; to Matthew Woodland Richardson £100 at 21; to Laurentia Muddle, Spinster daughter of above , £100; to John and William Stunt, his executors, to purchase a token of remembrance, each £20; to Matthew Woodland Richardson, an infant who he and Mrs Dann have brought up and educated, to have at 21, ½ part of Great Christmas Meadow, a leasehold the joint property of the testator and John Muddle and during the life of his wife £30 per annum from his fruit plantation. It was intended to give Matthew Richardson the fee simple of Diggins Mead and house and land occupied by Henry French junior, but because of his improper behaviour to him and Mrs Dann, the property goes (after death of his wife) to John Speed Davies, this is half of land called Parkhams with Diggins Mead, occupied by Henry French Senior and Junior; the other half of Parkhams, to Miss Laurentia Muddle. But if after three years, Matthew Richardson proves himself worthy, he requests John Davis and Miss Muddle to convey to him the land on his paying them each £400. If John Davies is serious in residing in his now house, he can without any allowance to Miss Muddle, if he does not Miss Muddle can live there without any allowance to John Davies. If either of them die before his wife, the whole to the survivor, if both die before his wife, then to Matthew Richardson, who must pay testator’s sister, Jane Davies, £100 and £400 between nephews Stephen Jasper and William Dann Nicolls.
   To sister Jane, £100; to nephews, William Dann Nicolls and Jasper Nicolls, £100 each; to niece Ann Harrison, £100 from remainder of his estate and effects; to nephew John Davies, £50, he is executor and trustee; to William ( ? ) of Lower Rainham, £5; to William Courtland of Gillingham, £5; to Edward Surtley ?, his late shepherd, £5; to Matthew Richardson of Gillingham, £5. Wife, nephews John and William Stunt are executors and trustees with John Davies. Residue, ½ to wife, ½ divided between Ann Harrison, Jasper Nicolls and William Dann Nicolls.
   Witnesses: Henry French ( ? ), Henry French Junior, Dredgerman and John Stubberfield, Servant to Mr Dann

Affidavit 31st December 1816
   Joseph Badridge of Fleet Street, London, Silversmith and Thomas Gould of Bread Street, Middlesex, Commision Agent?, are sworn. They knew William Dann well, they confirm will is in his hand and alterations are in his hand.
   Proved 4th January 1817

528.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
AENEAS AITKIN
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H.M.S. DELFT
WHO SAILED TWICE ROUND THE WORLD
WITH CAPT COOK
HE DIED ON THE 5th DAY OF NOV 1806
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY THE 2nd 1815 AGED 74 YEARS

529.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS ELIZABETH LOUISA HILLS
WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM HILLS
OF MELVILLE HOSPITAL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JANUARY 1859
AGED 35 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

530.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH MARSHALL
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
MASTER PAINTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
YARD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF SEPT 1788
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th OF
JAN 1780 AGED 33 YEARS
AND TWO SONS AND TWO
DAUGHTERS WHO DIED IN
THEIR INFANCY
ANN MARSHALL DIED
DEC 19th 1794 AGED 21 YEARS
MARY MARSHALL DIED
SEPT 30th 1795 AGED 26 YEARS
CHARLOTTE MARSHALL
DIED MAY 5th 1797 AGED 22 YEARS

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WITHIN THIS VAULT ALSO LIETH THE REMAINS OF
SOPHIA WIFE OF LACHLEN MC LEAN ESQ
ACCOUNTANT OF THE CHEST OF GREENWICH
DIED 18th AUGUST 1805 AGED 34 YEARS

531.  Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BURRILL
LATE OF CHATHAM
FOURTH SON OF
THE REV JOSEPH BURRILL
OF MARCHAM
IN THE COUNTY OF YORK
HE DIED AT GILLINGHAM
MAY 6th 1854
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th June 1853
James Burrill of Peckham Lodge, Gillingham
 To nephew and godsons, William Burrill and Henry Burrill Glaister, £100 each; to Catherine Blyth, spinster, £100 for full mourning, she having paid a lot of attention to him during his illness. To servant Ann Britchley, £10; to Mary Ann Husband, daughter of the late William Husband of York, £50; to servants with him at his death, respectable mourning. Residue shared equally between brother William , sisters Mary Burrill, Elizabeth wife of Rev. William Glaister and Ann widow of John Burrill
   Appoints William Burrill of Beadell ?, Yorkshire, banker and Edward Winch of Chatham, Brewer, executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester and M. Richardson, Gillingham
   Proved 19th May 1854

Pigot’s Directory 1838
James Burrill, Book Seller, Library and Reading Room, High Street, Chatham

532.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WOOD OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 24th OF JANUARY 1821
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN WOOD WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 1st SEPT 1836
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
JOSIAH ELDEST SON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 29th OCT 1829
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

533.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF
LIEUT EDWD N GREENSWORD
R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 28th AUGT
1812 IN THE 38th YEAR OF HER AGE
SHE HAS LEFT SIX CHILDREN TO DEPLORE THE
LOSS OF A MOST INDULGENT MOTHER AND
SINCERE FRIEND

534.   Headstone and Foot Stone

"Requiscat in Pace"
HIS
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF
PATRICK GORMAN
WHO DIED 20th SEPT 1832
AGED 70
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th MAY 1835
AGED 73
HUGH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEB 1845
AGED 43
OWEN MORIARTY
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANY 1858
AGED 62
"Eternal rest, give them, O lord,
And let Perpetual Light shine upon them"

Amen
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND WIDOW OF
OWEN MORIARTY
AS A TRIBUTE TO DUTY AND LOVE

Pigot’s Dirctory,1838
Owen Moriarty, Book Seller (Catholic), Manor Street, Brompton

535.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS WISE OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED MARCH THE 14th 1757
AGED 33 YEARS
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER DIED
DEC THE 2nd 1773 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS SECOND WIFE DIED
JANUARY THE 18th 1788
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS THIRD WIFE
DIED APRIL THE 8th 1804 AGED 65 YEARS
MR THOMAS WISE HUSBAND OF
THE ABOVE DIED THE 15th JANUARY 1805
AGED 83 YEARS

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NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF
B [    ] WILLIAMS? OF THIS PARISH DIED
APRIL THE 25th 1795 AGED 21 YEARS

536.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BRYANT
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1830
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS ANN BRYANT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th OCTOBER 1817
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF MR FRANCIS BRYANT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1772
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO OF MR JOHN BRYANT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1815
AGED 88 YEARS

537.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HARRY PARKER
ONLY SON OF
CAPTAIN GASCOIGNE R. M.
AND LOUISA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 24th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1850 AGED 14 MONTHS

538.   Headstone and Foot Stone

I.H.S.
IN MEMORY
OF
ELLA MAUD
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
CAPTAIN FRANCIS HARRY
NOOTT R.M. L. I.
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1858
AGED 11 MONTHS AND 7 DAYS
ALSO OF
DONALD FRANCIS HARRY
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1858
AGED 5 MONTHS

539.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR ERASMUS HURD
CARPENTER ROYAL NAVY
DIED 30th MAY 1825
AGED 96 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH HURD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th JANUARY 1855
AGED 94 YEARS

540.  Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN ALEXANDER DRUMMOND
THE BELOVED AND ONLY
SON OF
JOHN DRUMMOND ESQ.
DEPUTY MEDICAL INSPECTOR
OF HOSPITALS
MELVILLE HOSPITAL
CHATHAM
BORN JUNE 6th 1848
DIED JUNE 8th 1857
AGED 9 YEARS AND 2 DAYS
"For of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven"
Mark 10 14

541.    Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY BENNETT SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th OF JANUARY 1857
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO
MRS MARY SMITH
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 20th OF
AUGUST 1857
AGED 77  YEARS

542.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHAPELL
FORMERLY OF CAWSAND
LATE CHIEF MATE OF
HIS MAJESTY’S
RECEIVING CUTTER STAG
STATIONED AT THE PORT OF GRIMSBY
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 26th 1820
AGED 54 YEARS
543.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF FRANCIS JOHN DRAKE
LATE BOATSWAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED AT JAMAICA JULY 9th 1822
AGED 39 YEARS
………..Ground Level………..
FRAN SARAH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 17th 1822 AGED 3 MONTHS
"The Great Jehovah, full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this Little Harmless Dove,
To Joys that Never End"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th October 1820
Francis Drake, Boatswain of H.M. Sloop Rinaldo
  
All estate, wages due, to wife Mary of Rochester. Joseph Woodhead of 10 Lyon’s Inn, Strand, London, executor.
   Witnesses: John Dowling, Gillingham Street and James Boss , Gunner H.M.S. Rinaldo
  
Proved 14th May 1824

544.   Headstone

Wholly in ground, no surviving inscription

545.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TP THE MEMORY OF
MR ALEXANDER MORTON
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H. M. DOCKYARD
CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th MAY 1842
AGED 66 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, (on Naval Will Form) dated 18th October 1809
Alexander Morton, Boatswain of H.M.S. Centuar
All estate to wife Sarah, "now living at Portsea, she is executor.
Witnesses: William Biddulph, 1st Lieutenant and Edward Strong, Master
Proved 30th June 1842

546.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR BENJAMIN OAKSHOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF FEBRUARY A.D. 1846
AGED 46 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th September 1842
Benjamin Oakshott, late acting Master Shipwright of H.M. Dockyard, Bermuda, now of Sheerness
   Household goods and furniture, all monies and rest of estate, to wife, Betsey; after her death, the residue shared equally between his children at 21. For any children under 21, then upon trust, to nephew, John Piddell, towards their maintenance and education and advancement, until youngest is 21, then shared equally by them. If he has no children living, at wife’s death or their lawful issue living, then to his four sisters, shared equally. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: N. Farley and T. Coffee
   Proved 30th March 1846

547.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS ELIZABETH EVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1804
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN EVE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF OCTOBER 1843
AGED 77 YEARS
THEIR NUMEROUS FAMILY ARE ALSO
INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD
THIS STONE IS ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE OF
AFFECTION BY THEIR DUTIFUL SON
JOHN O. EVE

548.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
ISABELLA WIFE OF THOS. BURR
PLUMBER OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
MAY THE 21st 1770 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE THOS. BURR
DIED NOVEMBER THE 17th 1783
AGED 64 YEARS
GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
THOS. AND ISABELLA BURR
WHO DIED THE 24th OF APRIL1793
AGED 41 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 2nd December 1769
Thomas Burr, of Gillingham, Plumber and Glazier
   His real and personal estate to pay debts and funeral costs etc. His dwelling house in Gillingham and piece of ground on the east side, lately purchased from Mr Ann Searle, to his wife, Isabella, for life. Also his house and lands, wherever, ready money, investments, mortgages, debts, jewels, rings, watches, plate, linen, brass, pewter, beds, stock in trade, household goods, chattels, to wife for life; she is executor and guardian to their children, George, Thomas, Sarah and John. After his wife’s death, his house and piece of land, residue and stock in trade, to brother Richard of Maidstone, Ironmonger and James Irwin of Rochester, Glazier and Plumber, in trust, to pay rents and income from personal estate, towards maintenance and education of his children, until son John is 21. When John is 21, they are to sell trust property and share proceeds equally among the children. Brother and Irwin are executors.
   Witnesses: William King, William Tapley and Richard Bristow
   Proved October 1787

549.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN JONES
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1836
AGED 84 YEARS
JOHN RIXTON
DIED 15th NOV 1840
AGED 92 YEARS

550.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR THOMAS P. J. ROWE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1846
AGED 56 YEARS

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IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PALMER
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 17th 1778
AGED 53 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE DIED APRIL
THE 11th 1779 AGED 52 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
LEFT ISSUE FOUR SONS
VIZ THOMAS, JOHN, RICHD AND PETER PEIRCE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th December 1845
Thomas Rowe of Brompton, Gentleman
 To wife Lydia, household furniture and goods which belonged to her previous to their marriage and use of all other furniture and goods, pictures, books and print, for life, as long as she remains his widow. An inventory to be made, a copy to wife and another copy to one of his executors, Thomas Goodhand. After his wife’s death or remarriage, his gold watch to Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand. To Sally Watkins Goodhand, his silver pint tankard, plated watch and her late aunt’s mourning ring. To Charlotte wife of Thomas Jerman, a silver milk pot, pair of silver table spoons, silver sugar tongs. To Matilda Goodhand a pair of silver table spoons, silver sugar tongs and silver pepper box. To Louisa Goodhand silver table spoon, 11 silver tea spoons and silver fish kite? To the above Thomas Goodhand of Chatham, Pawnbroker, testator’s late father’s mourning ring and his silver watch.
   Residue of household furniture and goods to wife, for life during her widowhood. The latter to be sold after her death and proceeds to be used as hereafter directed. All real and leasehold estate to wife, for life, as above, in trust with Thomas Goodhand, after wife’s death or remarriage, to sell and pay off mortgage of £600. Remainder divided equally between Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand, Charlotte Jerman, Matilda Goodhand, Sally Goodhand and Louisa Goodhand, children of his half -sister, Charlotte wife of Thomas Goodhand.
   Residue of personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, absolutely, she and Thomas Goodhand are executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and James Dully, Surgeon, Brompton
   Proved 8th May 1846

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th July 1765
William Palmer of Brompton, Victualler
   To wife Elizabeth, his house at Brompton, occupied by William Fox, for life; after her death, to his three sons, Thomas, John and Richard, equally divided, for ever. To his trustees, Robert Spray of Brompton, Bricklayer and Samuel Jones of East Malling, gentleman, £100, upon trust, to use interest towards the maintenance and education of his son Thomas, until he is 21, then to transfer the capital to him.
Another sum of £100 to his trustees, for benefit of son John, as above.
   A sum of £150 to his trustees for benefit of son Richard, as above.
   His trustees are executors and guardians of his sons until they are 21.
   Witnesses: Slew? Sarndens, John Dafforne and Richard Simmons
   Proved 31st January 1778

551.   Headstone and Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PALMER
SON OF WILLM. & ELIZH. PALMER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE
14th 1763 AGED 15 YEARS & 3 MONTHS

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NEAR THIS PLACE LIES
THE REMAINS OF SEVERAL CHILDREN OF
RICHARD AND SUSANNA PALMER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. WILLIAM, WILLIAM FRANCIS, RICHARD
AND FANNY
ELIZABETH PALMER DIED THE 14th
OF JUNE 1794 AGED 8 YEARS & 3 MONTHS

Ledger
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH PALMER
WHO DIED 25th OCTOBER
1856
AGED 73 YEARS

552.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE PALMER
WHO DIED THE 9th OF DECR 1832
AGED 38 YEARS

553.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD PALMER
WHO DIED THE 23rd MAY 1806 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD PALMER
DIED THE 28th FEBRUARY 1826 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND SUSANNA PALMER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ
WILLIAM, WILLIAM, FRANCES, RICHARD
AND FANNY
ALSO ELIZABETH PALMER WHO DIED
THE 14th JUNE 1794 AGED 8 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd May 1806
Richard Palmer of Gillingham, Inn Keeper
   All of his estate to wife Susanna, formerly Haite, daughter of Frank Haite, late of Gillingham, Shipwright; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Wickham, Benjamin Haite and H. Friend

Codicil 22nd May 1806
To brother Peter Pierce Palmer, £30; to brother John, £20
Witnesses: As above
Proved 23rd July 1806

From C.S. Leeds, "Chats about Gillingham", 1906, from the Gentleman’s Magazine ?
"Died (May 23rd) 1806, at Brompton, near Chatham, in Kent, after a short illness, aged 44, Mr Palmer. He was a man of uncommon corpulence, and was induced, about three weeks ago, to go to London to see that prodigy of bulk and fatness, Mr Lambert. Mr P. weighed about 25 stone, or 350 pounds, and although five men of moderate size have been buttoned in his waistcoat he was comparatively of a diminutive size when placed by the side of Mr Lambert. The window of the room were obliged to be taken out to admit the corpse being taken from the house, from which to the place of interment it was carried in a wagon, as no hearse could be procured large enough to hold it."
(Today, a weight of 25 stone is no longer remarkable!)

554.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PALMER
WHO DIED THE 20th OF JUNE 1809
AGED 57 YEARS
"Afflictions, Sore long time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
But then the Lord died think it Best,
To take me to a place of Rest"
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 27th July 1793
Thomas Palmer of Chatham, Victualler
   Ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, glass, china, etc, and residue, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to wife, Lydia, absolutely.
   Witnesses: John Hatch and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
   Proved 1st August 1809 Effects and credits less than £200.

555.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN WARREN
LATE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP
TARTAR HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST THE 7th 1766 AGED 49 YEARS
"Tho’ blustrous winds and Neptune’s, Waves
Have toss’d me to and fro,
Yet by God’s Sacred Desire,
I harbour here below,
At anchor I in safety rest,
With many of our fleet,
Yet once again, I must set sail,
Our Admiral Christ to meet,
Therefore, dear wife weep not for me,
Who lived so long in pain,
But trust in God we both shall meet,
In Heaven once again"

556.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JEREMIAH RUSSELL
MASTER R. N.
WHO DIED JUNE 22nd 1842
AGED 71
ALSO SARAH RUSSELL
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 3rd 1845
AGED 60

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 16th August 1820
Jeremiah Russell, of Gillingham, Master in the Royal Navy
   To wife Sarah, all effects, real and personal, all pay due, prize money, debts, household furniture, plate, watches, linen, clothes and every thin else in his possession. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: William Hurt and John Dyer
   Proved 12th July 1842

557.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JEMIMA BELL WHO DIED
THE 23rd SEPTEMBER 1803 AGED 21 MONTHS
MARY REBECCA BELL DIED THE 30th
MARCH 1805 AGED 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
MARY ELIZABETH BELL DIED THE 11th
FEBY. 1805 AGED 2 YEARS AND 1 MONTH
JOHN WILLIAM BELL
DIED THE 9th SEPT 1807 AGED 12 DAYS

558.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
MR FRANCIS BROCKLEBANK
GUNNER OF THE ROYAL NAVY
AND MOTHER OF MRS MARY ANN HADDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF JANUARY 1853
AGED 77 YEARS

559.   Headstone?

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
FANNY WIFE OF
ALEXANDER HADDON R.N.
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1829
AGED 49 YEARS BURIED AT MINSTER
ALSO
SUSANNAH SECOND WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 7th OCTOBER 1834
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN THIRD WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1841
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCIS ALEXANDER SON OF
ALEXANDER & MARY ANN HADDON
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1842
AGED 4 YEARS

560.   Elm Plaque

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
SMITH DIED
DECR. 2nd 1810
AGED 1 YEAR ALSO
FANNY SMITH
DIED NOV 11th 1813
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SMITH
DIED NOV 25th 1846
AGED 68 YEARS

561.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF JOHN TAPLEY SON OF
MR WILLM AND ANN TAPLEY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE 8th 1775
AGED 18 YEARS
MRS ANN TAPLEY WIFE OF MR WILLM TAPLEY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF FEBRUARY 1788
AGED 25 YEARS
"Afflictions, Sore long time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please Death her to Seize,
And ease her from her Pain"

Rear
JOHN HEPDEN TAPLEY
DIED 7th OF SEPTEMBER 1798
AGED 17 MONTHS
"The Great Jehovah full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this little harmless Dove,
To Joys that never End"

562.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF MR THOS STEPHENS
DIED MARCH 17th 1774 AGED 54 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOS STEPHENS
DIED JUNE 1st 1778 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THOS SON OF THOS AND MARY
STEPHENS DIED APRIL 1st 1773
AGED 28 YEARS
MR RICHARD STEPHENS DIED
AUGUST 30th 1785 AGED 38 YEARS
MR JOHN BLAKMORE DIED
SEPTEMBER THE 5th 1786 AGED 31 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THOMAS HAITE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND
MARY STEPHENS DIED JANY 27th 1790
AGED 41 YEARS
RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD STEPHENS WHO DIED
AT BARBADOES OF THE YELLOW FEVER
THE 28th OF AUGUST 1805 AGED 25 YEARS
REBECCA WIFE OF
MR DANIEL SKILLETT
DIED THE 19th MARCH 1828 AGED 72 YEARS
MR DANIEL SKILLETT
DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1832
AGED 79 YEARS

End Panel
MR THOS HAITE
HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
MARY
DIED ON THE
13th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1801
AGED 43 YEARS

Side Panel
EMMA DAUGHTER OF DANIEL AND
REBECCA SKILLETT AND LATE WIFE
OF ROBERT WILLIAMS
DIED 27th APRIL 1856 AGED 52 YEARS
EDWIN SON OF DANIEL AND REBECCA SKILLETT
DIED THE 22nd MARCH 1802 AGED 1 YEAR

Side Panel
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODIES OF
SARAH, SUSANNAH AND SARAH CHILDREN OF THOS
AND MARY STEPHENS WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO JOHN SON OF DANIEL & REBECCA SKILLETT
WHO DIED 17th JUNE 1861 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 6th March 1774
Thomas Stephens of Gillingham, Linen Draper
   His own house in Brompton Street, to wife Mary, for life, after her death, to his two sons, Richard and Joseph, equally shared, for ever. His other houses in Brompton and Chatham, to Michael Parks of Gillingham, Shipwright, in trust, to sell, pay his debts and funeral costs. £50 to his children, Joseph and Hester at 21. Residue to wife and children, Richard, Mary, Eleanor, Thomasin, Hester, Elizabeth and Joseph, equally shared. Wife to have free use of household furniture and goods, for life and to carry on his business.
Wife, son Richard and daughters, Mary and Eleanor are executors.
   Witnesses: William Palmer, John Tyhurst and Thomas Tomlyn
  Proved 1st April 1774
Note 17th December 1791The will is a copy of one in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd May 1828
Daniel Skillett of Brompton, Draper (Skillett was formerly a Rigger in Chatham Dockyard)
  Sons, George Daniel and William Stephens are executors.
  His freehold house in Brompton High Street, and all other freeholds to son William Stephens Skillett, for ever, subject to payment of several legacies; William also gets all household goods, plate, linen, china and profits of residue of money and investments and personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral costs.
To son John, £30; to son George, £200; to late wife’s daughters, Harriet Stephens, £20, to Mary Tress £50. To his daughter Ellen Gambier, £200.
   Witnesses: Edward Roots and Richard Hearnden
   Proved 30th January 1833
(Daniel Skillett was 1st cousin of the present writer’s 4 x great grandmother, Sally Williams, formerly Sally Skillett. Son George Daniel Skillett, a Dockyard Clerk, was later High Constable of Gillingham)

The Times, July 1818
This amusing article refers to Daniel Skillett’s son, John Skillett, a Clerk in Chatham Dockyard. The plaintiff, Dr Topley, was probably Dr William Tapley, (see Tapley monument).
"……The prominent circumstances of the case were these:- The plaintiff is a disciple of Hippocrates, residing in the neighbourhood of Rochester, and the defendant is clerk to the surgeon of the hospital ship at Chatham. It seemed that there had been a long standing disposition to hostility between the parties, supposed to have generated from the infidelity of a mutual favourite of the other sex, but no disposition to open rupture was manifested, until an unfortunate though casual meeting at the late Gillingham fair, when under the influence of wine, the tempers of both obtained to fever heat in consequence of some severe observation on the part of the defendant, calling in question the veracity of the plaintiff. This produced, on the part of the latter, a negation in fifth degree, in terms so unequivocal as to leave no doubt that a studied insult was intended. Mr Skillett boiled over with rage, and without any further ceremony gave the plaintiff a practical illustration of the science of phlebotomy, by planting a dextrous blow upon the nose of his adversary, which instantly produced a copious haemorrhage. After this, several gratuitous applications of the defendant’s pugilistic skill were administered with such surprising effect, that had not the plaintiff’s pericranium been proof even against the influence of the pestle and mortar, his head must have been reduced to a mummy. In simple truth, he got in the language of the fancy, a complete milling. The natural consequence of this outrageous conduct was to resort to the cantharides of the law, and treat the defendant with a warm plaster, in the shape of a declaration in assault and battery.
   The case went to the jury, under the direction of the learned Judge , and they found a verdict for the plaintiff---Damages £5"

563.   Chest Tomb

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS ANN CREAG
WHO DIED THE 18th OF MARCH 1820
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS CREAG SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 11th 1822 AGED 34 YEARS

Side Panel
JAMES LEE, YEOMAN DIED
OCTOBER THE 5th 1782 AGED 70 YEARS
"As you stand looking on the dead, so once did I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Therefore prepare and follow me"
MRS ANN LEE HIS WIFE DIED APRIL 2nd 1787 AGED 75 YEARS
"Whilst in this world, I did remain,
My latter days were full of pain,
But when the Lord did think it best,
He took me to a place of rest"

Side Panel
HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF ALEXANDER CREAG WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 9th
1802 IN THE 27th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MARY SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 5th DAY
OF JANUARY 1812 AGED 27 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th November 1773
James Lee of Gillingham, Maltster
   To wife Ann his property known by the sign of "The Ship" in Gillingham, occupied by Mary Avery, for life; after her death, to his sister Alice Brown, for ever, Alice also gets £150. To niece, Ann daughter of Alice Brown, £50; to Elizabeth London, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth London of Gillingham, £50. After his debts and funeral costs are paid, residue of ready money, investments, household furniture and goods, to wife Ann, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Hannah Sommerton, James Sommerton and John Sommerton
   Proved 23rd October 1782

564.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN MEHOYLE
MANY YEARS GUNNER IN HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY
WHO DIED 18th JANY. 1794
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY MEHOYLE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF AUGUST 1802 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN WILLIAMS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th OF MAY 1832 AGED 81 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th September 1791
John Mehoyle of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife Mary, £200; to daughter Ann, £1,400; to son John, £500.
Residue of ready money, investments, debts, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, chattels, effects, personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to wife and daughter, equally shared; they are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Whatman and John Sommerton
   Proved 29th January 1794

565.   Headstone and Foot Stone

WM CARRICK
H. E. I. COS’ ENGRS
DIED 21st NOV 1857
AETAT 21 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES
AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF
ESTEEM

566.   Headstone and Foot Stone

I H S
IN MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HARRINGTON
LATE A PRIVATE IN THE HON
EAST INDIA COS’ SAPPERS
AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
8th SEPT 1849
AGED 21 YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
HIS COMRADES AS A MARK OF RESPECT
AND REGRET FOR HIS PREMATURE
DEATH

567.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO THE MEMORY
OF
ROBERT DIXON TAYLOR
SHIPWRIGHT
OF H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
HE WAS BORN AT NEWCASTLE
UPON TYNE
AND DIED IN MELVILLE HOSPITAL
MAY THE 4th 1852
FROM THE EFFECTS OF A WOUND
ON THE FOOT RECEIVED WHILE ON
THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
AGED 35 YEARS
HE WAS A DUTIFUL SON
A KIND FRIEND
AND CHEERFUL COMPANION
A MAN JUST AND HONEST IN ALL HIS DEALINGS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS
AND ACQUAINTENCES AS A MARK
OF THEIR RESPECT AND ESTEEM

568.   Ledger

HERE LIES THE BODY OF THOMAS YE SON OF
THOMAS & ANN BRAMSTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE [   ] OCTOBER 1681 AGED
[    ] AND IV WEEKS
HERE LIES THE BODY OF THOMAS BRAMSTON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY YE 11th 1690 AGED 51

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 20th may 1690
Thomas Bramston of Gillingham
   To son William Bramston, his house in the Cinque Port of Gillingham, occupied by George Larkin, for ever at 21 years; if the house is not worth £100, then the executors can sell other property or land to make it up to £100.
   To son Joseph, his houses on the Isle of Sheppey, occupied by Mark Rorranton, Thomas Warrington and Thomas Kent, at 21, again if the houses are not worth £100, executors to make up the sum. To daughters Mary and Anne, £100 each at 21 or day of marriage.
   To wife Anne his dwelling house and orchard, for life, after her death, to son John, for ever.
   If John dies before his mother, then the house shared equally between all his other children.
   Residue of goods and effects, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, she to pay debts and legacies. Son John to pay sister Anne, £100, at 21 or day of marriage. Wife and son John, executors. Roger Chamberlain of City of London, John Parr, of same place, Roger Kemp and Henry Eddis, overseers of his will. To each of them, 1 guinea to buy a ring.
   Finally, to son Thomas, 10 shillings.
   Witnesses: Abigail Pinfold and Maria Haslewood
   Proved 19th June 1690

569.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WATSON
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1851
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR WATSON
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1859
AGED 87 YEARS
ELEANOR ROSE DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ROSE RANDALL
WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1853
AGED 11 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 15th December 1847
William Watson, of Gillingham
   To wife Eleanor, for life, rents of his house in Park Place, New Brompton, occupied by Richard Stonehouse, late Master Smith of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, at £19 18 shillings per annum; also his house at 30 Prospect Row, Brompton, and mortgage on six properties in Homass? Alley, Strood, for £150 at 5% per annum. The mortgagee is William Forrester, Fishmonger of Rochester, between the Post Office and Chaplain;s Coach Office; also money in the Chatham Savings Bank and his Club Allowance and what may be due from H.M. Dockyard.
   To Henry Watson, a Smith of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, said to be his grandson and son of his late son, William, a Shipwright in the Dockyard, 1 shilling.
   To Charlotte Watson sister of the above henry, now called Jessup, 1 shilling.
   To daughter, Rebecah, Mrs Randall, 1/3 of his property, if she dies before her husband, the bequest to her three male children, John, William and James Randall, equally shared.
   To daughter, Ann widow Preston, another 1/3, if she dies before Watson and his wife, then to her daughters, Naomi and Sarah.
   To son Isaac, the remaining 1/3, if he dies before he can inherit, then to his two sons, Isaac and Joseph at 21 years. Also to son Isaac, all his clothes and watches, and telescope, plus £10 for mourning. Wife to have power to draw his money from the Chatham Savings Bank and pay his funeral costs. Son Isaac and his wife, Eleanor are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard J. Honehouse and John Cayley
   Proved 15th September 1856

570.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLM SEATON
WHO DIED MAY 18th 1786
AGED 45 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th July 1782
William Seaton of Gillingham
After debts and funeral costs are paid, all of his estate to his wife, Mary, for ever; she is executor.
Witnesses: George Wood, James Adams and James Dubbins
Proved 3rd June 1786

571.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF ELIZH LATE WIFE OF
WILLM WILLSON (& DAUGHTER OF
JNO FOWLE OF THE PARISH OF STOCK
BURY) WHO DIED 28th FEBY 1782
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO BERNARD SON OF THE
ABOVE AGED 12 WEEKS
LEFT ISSUE ELIZH & CHARLES

572.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BATCHELDER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF OCTOBER 1805 AGED 74 YEARS

573.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANNIE CHRISTIANA
DAUGHTER OF
QR. MSR. WM MACKAY
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
AND CHRISTIANA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED NOV 5th 1856
AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
CHRISTIANA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 3rd 1856
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO JANET INFANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 1st 1856
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
And forbid them not for of such is the
Kingdom of God"
Mark x 14

574.   Ledger on Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
ROBERT SOWTER
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1840
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH SOWTER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
ROBERT SOWTER
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1840
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS SOWTER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH SOWTER
WHO DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1846
AGED 72 YEAR

Wright’s Directory, 1838
Robert Sowter, Landlord of the "King of Prussia", Brompton

575.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN MAIN
CARPENTER IN H. M. NAVY
WHO DIED 28th JULY 1851
AGED 72 YEARS

576.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF CATHERINE WIFE OF
AMOS FERGUE
WHO DIED THE 30th OF OCT
1775 AGED 67
AND ALSO THE SAID
AMOS FERGUE
HE DIED THE 20th OF FEBY
1779 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th August 1777
Amos Fergue of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To niece Eleanor Forrester, £50 this is in the hands of Nathaniel Jennis; also to Eleanor, all plate, household goods and furniture, she is to pay his debts and funeral costs.
   There is, in his name, in the 3% Annuities, £200, part of this, £100, to sister Mary Davison, if she is living; if she is dead, the £100 is to be shared equally among her children.
   To sister Mary’s children, his watch and clothes; to Mr Malpas and Thomas Port, 1 guinea each for mourning ring, asking them to make sure his will is executed.
   The other £100 in the annuities, equally shared between sister in law Mary Forrester’s children. To brother in law Lancelot Johnston 1 guinea and all his spectacles. Residue to niece Eleanor Forrester, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hills and Henry Hills
   Proved 27th April 1779

577.   Headstone and Body Stone


WOOLSEY - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF JOHN WOOLSEY
OF THIS PARISH SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF AUGUST 1773 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN WOOLSEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th DAY OF
DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1799
AGED 86 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd December 1798
John Woolsey of Brompton, Gentleman
   To sister in law, Sarah Bodnum , now living in his service, his three freeholds in Prospect Row, Brompton, two of which are occupied by [     ] Tonkin, widow and himself, for her life; after her death, then to grand nephew, John Woolsey, son of Thomas Woolsey of Rochester, Victualler and Eleanor his wife, for ever. To the said Thomas Woolsey and William Jennis, of Gillingham, Shipwright and Thomas Sugden of Brompton, Gentleman, (his executors and trustees), £300 in 3% Reduced Bank Annuities, part of a large sum he has in the Bank of England, upon trust, to repair the above houses.
   To Thomas £20 and Eleanor Woolsey, £20 each; to Jeremiah , Eleanor and Frances Woolsey, children of Thomas and Eleanor Woolsey, £20 each; to Sarah wife of John Sturla of Gillingham, Victualler, £20; to John and James Sturla, sons of John and Sarah, and daughter Amelia, £20 each; to niece Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Sisons of Gillingham, Mariner, £20; to niece Mary wife of William Jennis, £20; to nephew John Jacques of Rochester, Coal Meter, £20; to Mary and Rebecca Jacques, children of John Jacques, £30 each; to son in law, James Armistead of Poplar, Shop Keeper, £10; to John Mathers of Rochester, Gentleman, 1 guinea for a mourning ring; to his executors, £2 each for mourning.
   Ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, glass and residue to his trustees, , upon trust, they to sell all not consisting of money, they to pay debts and funeral costs. Interest from his funds to Sarah Bodnum, for life; after her death, upon further trust. £1,000 part of the trust fund, to grand niece, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Woolsey at 21 years or day of marriage, in the meantime interest towards her maintenance and education; if she dies pre 21 or marriage, the £1,000 continues invested for the benefit of Thomas Woolsey’s children, shared equally. Residue, upon trust, invested for the benefit of Thomas Woolsey, Sarah Sturla and John Jacques, equally shared.
   The will is read to John Woolsey because he is over 80 and blind.
   Witnesses: B. Moore of Brompton, Master Boat Builder, Chatham Dock Yard, William Jefferys of Chatham, Solicitor and William Hone, his Clerk.
   Proved 31st January 1800

578.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN J. EASTWOOD
OF WOOD STREET, BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON OCTOBER 21st 1852
AGED 41 YEARS
"For whether we live, we live unto the
Lord and whether we die, we die unto
The Lord, whether we live, therefore
Or die, we are the Lord’s"
Romans xiv 8

579.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
LOYALTY
DAUGHTER OF HENRY PEAKE
FIRST ASSISTANT
OF CHATHAM DOCK YARD
DIED 29th FEBRY 1776
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO MRS LUCY PEAKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF FEBUARY 1804
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MR JOSHUA PEAKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF APRIL 1818
AGED 90 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd November 1815
Joshua Peake of Brompton, Gentleman
   To be buried at the discretion of his nephews, Sir Henry Peake, Surveyor to the Navy and his brother, John Peake, Clerk to the Rope Yard, H. M. Dockyard, Woolwich.
   His own house in Garden Street, Brompton, to niece Dinah Peake, for life; after her death, to nephew John Peake, for ever; to nephew Sir Henry Peake the interest on £800 in the Navy 5% Annuities, for life; after his death to John Peake, also to John Peake, £700, 5% Navy Annuities and £335, all household furniture, plate, teapot, 10 tea spoons, 8 table spoons, large tankard, milk jug, and sugar tongs.
   Residue of money, investments, after legacies and funeral costs are paid, to Sir Henry and John Peake, equally shared. They are executors.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Henderson, mark of Charlotte Jully and Thomas
   Proved 13th June 1818

580.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR THOMAS SALMON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
2nd OF FEBRUARY 1780
AGED 75 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 2nd February 1780
Thomas Salmon of Gillingham
   To niece, Mary Dunmore, £50; to nephew Thomas Dunmore, the farm and house, occupied by Thomas Dunmore, for ever, also to Thomas Dunmore, all household furniture and effects, (except cash ). To brother, John who is executor, the residue.
   Witnesses: Samuel London, lake Marr and Robert Dunkin
   Proved February 1780

581.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIETH THE BODY
OF
JAMES MILLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT THE 21st 1792
AGED 6 MONTHS
SON OF JAMES &
JANE MILLER

582.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF JOHN &
MARY ANN HARDIN
WHO DIED WITH
THE SMALL POX ON
THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY
1790 AGED 7
MONTHS

583.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE CHARNOCK
MANY YEARS A CARPENTER IN H.M.N.
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 68 YEARS
IN LIFE RESPECTED, IN DEATH LAMENTED
ALSO
JOHN CHARNOCK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT SEA JULY 16th 1839
AGED 16 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"

584.   Headstone

I H S
ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GREEN
BY HIS BELOVED WIFE
JULIA
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY 10th 1840
AGED 42 YEARS
HE WAS OVERSEER OF THIS PARISH
FOR SAID YEAR
MAY HE REST IN PEACE
"A tender husband, a parent dear,
A faithful friend, is buried here,
Free from envy, free from pride,
So he lived and so he died"

Wright,s Directory, 1838
William Green, Blacking Maker, Wood Street, Brompton

585.   Headstone and Body Stone

I H S
BENEATH THIS STONE
(ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION OF HIS
GRATIFIED AND AFFECTIONATE CONGREGATION
PRINCIPALLY COMPOSED OF THE MILITARY)
LIETH THE REMAINS OF THE
REVD. TIMOTHY RIORDAN
CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF NOVEMBER
ANNO DOM 1839
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE BESTOWED UPON HIM A GREAT PRIESTHOOD
AND RENDERED HIM BLESSED IN GLORY, TO PERFORM
THE PRIESTLY OFFICE: TO SING PRAISES TO THE NAME
OF GOD; AND TO OFFER HIM PRECIOUS INCENSE FOR AN
ORDOUR OF SWEETNESS

586.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JANE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY JANE QUINN
BORN MARCH 14th 1848
DIED MAY 15th 1856
ALSO
MARGARET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 12th 1849
DIED MAY 14th 1856

587.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS STAMFORD THE WIFE
OF CAPTAIN STAMFORD OF THE 9th REGT
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT CHATHAM
ON THE 25th JULY 1841
IN THE 37th YEAR OF HER AGE
HER INFANT ALBERT
LIES WITH HER
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE, AMEN

588.   Double Headstone


PACK - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

MRS JANE LATE WIFE
OF MR JOHN PACK 
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED
OF THIS PARISH
THIS LIFE THE 30th
OF JULY 1776 
AGED 71 YEARS
MRS MARY LATE WIFE
OF MR JAMES PACK
  DEPARTED
  THIS LIFE THE 29th
OF MAY 1778
  AGED 31 YEARS

 "Blessed be the Lord, they were precious,
Blessed thy remembrance, Oh! Virtuous Women"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JOHN PACK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 18th JANUARY 1780 AGED 72 YEARS
HE WAS MANY YEARS BOATSWAIN IN THE KING’S ROYAL NAVY,
AND WAS ONE OF THE NUMBER WITH THE LATE LORD ANSON
UPON DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEAS,
AND LAST OF ALL BOATSWAIN OF SHEERNESS YARD, 8 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

Rear
"Bold were the men who on the Ocean first,
Spread the new sails, when Shipwreck was the worst,
More danger now from Man alone we find,
Then from the Rocks, the Billows and the Wind"
TO THE TO THE MEMORY OF MRS ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF MR JAMES PACK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1781 AGED 29 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF JOHN SUTHERLAND WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th OF MAY 1781 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES THE SON OF JAMES AND MARY PACK WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 16th OF JULY 1780 AGED
2 YEARS AND THREE MONTHS
MR JAMES PACK, GENT. DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF JANUARY 1783 IN THE 38th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th March 1778
John Pack, late of Brompton, now of Sheerness, Boatswain of H. M. Dock Yard
   Appoints son James and Hannah Sutherland, executors.
   To son James, the house he built in Prospect Row, Brompton, after his son’s death, to his wife Mary. Also to son James, the estate he purchased at Cooling; to daughter Hannah Sutherland and her husband John, his other house at Prospect Row, for their lives. After the survivor dies, then, if they leave no children, to James Pack and his heirs. To daughter Hannah, the interest on £500 in the Bank of England 5% annuities and then to her lawful heirs. If she leaves no heirs, then to son James and his heirs, for ever.
   Remainder of estate, equally shared by son James and daughter Hannah and their heirs.
   Witnesses: John Parsons, James Baker and John Baker
   Proved 28th April 1780

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd August 1780
John Sutherland, Acting Gunner of H.M.S. Cumberland , Joseph Peyton, Commander
All of his estate to his wife, Hannah of Brompton, she is executor.
Witnesses: Joseph Peyton, Thomas Dewey, Thomas Love and James Neal, Clerk
Proved 28th May 1781

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 25th January 1783
James Pack of Brompton, Gentleman
   To sister Hannah Sutherland of Brompton, widow, his houses in Prospect Row, occupied by Mr Andrews, the other by Frances Jennis, widow, also his house and 20 acres at Cooling, occupied by Thomas Smith, also household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, monies, personal estate , upon trust, to sell furniture and goods to pay debts and funeral costs. Remainder to be invested in Public Funds and with rents from real estate and interest from investments, to be used for the maintenance and education of his son John, until he is 21. When he is 21, she will convey estate to him. If he dies pre 21, with no heirs all to Hannah Sutherland, she is executor and can use money from the estate to place John apprentice.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Duer, William Akid and J. Simmons, Attorney of Chatham
   Proved 25th February 1783

589.   Ledger on Low Moulded Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
MR HENRY RAIN
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE 25th 1789 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE AND WIFE OF
MR HENRY PLANE
(OF ELTHAM, YEOMAN)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE 14th 1793 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA DAUGHTER OF
THOS AND MARGARET RAIN DIED
AUGUST THE 27th 1794 AGED 8 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st May 1784
Henry Rain, of Gillingham, Maltster
   To his three sons, Thomas, James and Joseph, his freehold house in Gillingham, shared equally, for ever.
   To son Thomas and John Wilson the Younger, of Oterham, Hoyman, (his executors), £300 upon trust, to invest and pay interest to his wife, Mary, for life. After her death, then upon trust for their children, Thomas, James, Joseph, Jemima and Mary, equally shared. To John Wilson, £5 for his troubles as executor. Residue after payment of debts and funeral costs, to his trustees, upon trust, to dispose of and proceeds shared among his children, equally shared at 21 years. In meantime the interest to be used towards the maintenance and education of his children. In case son Thomas, for the better carrying on of his trade as a Maltster, now the testator’s business, he can make use of money bequeathed to his children, not exceeding £400. Thomas must become bound in a bond for this money, to John Wilson.
   Witnesses: Francis ( ? ), Mariner, James Read and William Jefferys
   Proved 30th July 1789

590.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR WILLIAM DAVIS
GUN STOCK FACTOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF FEBRUARY 1819
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS JANE DAVIS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF JUNE 1825
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM OAKLEY
PURSER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1844
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 6th FEBRUARY 1852
AGED 87 YEARS

591.   Headstone

DORCAS GRIFFITHS
DIED SEPTEMBER THE 23rd 1784
AGED 63 YEARS

592.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
SAMUEL LONDON
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
THE 11th 1782 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MR SAMUEL LONDON
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 25th 1785
AGED 74 YEARS
MRS ANN MUNN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH LONDON
DIED 7th MAY 1810 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH RULE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MRS ANN MUNN DIED
JULY 18th 1834 AGED 71 YEARS

Side Panel
T. RULE, GENT DIED FEB 13th 1842 AGED 81 YEARS
"Resurgam"

Side Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH
MR THOMAS RULE
SON OF THE ABOVE MRS ELIZTH RULE
DIED JULY 25th 1833 AGED 44 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 6th November 1782
Samuel London the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Real estate to son Samuel, for ever, plus £400, in trust, for the lifetime of daughter Mary wife of Thomas Munn, to pay her the interest; after her death, then the £400 and interest to be shared among his grandchildren, Samuel, Elizabeth, Robert and John Pierce, children of daughter Ann and her late husband, Robert, Thomas and Ann Munn, children of daughter Ann and Thomas Munn, in equal shares, at 21 years. To son Samuel, £400, in trust, during life of daughter Elizabeth, wife of Francis Smith, later for her children, as for daughters Mary and Ann. Residue of estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to son Samuel, for ever.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, E. J. Twopenny and Henry Hill
   Proved 8th February 1786

593.   Headstone and Foot Stone

RICHARD NORTH
OB 1820 AETAT 73
FRANCES NORTH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
OB 1829 AETAT 74

594.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROUND, DREDGERMAN
WHO WAS DROWNED BY ACCIDENT THE
20th OF SEPT 1794 AGED 25 YEARS
"Stop, Youth and cast a serious look,
On him who slumbers here,
And when you read his history,
In pity drop a tear,
A youth cut off in early time,
By death’s untimely blow,
All pleasing hopes of him lye dead,
And buried here below,
He who was hardly in his prime,
Whose life did scarcely bloom,
By sudden death was snatched away,
His sun’s gone down ‘ere noon,
A servant diligent and true’
And careful in his trust,
Lies buried here in hope to rise,
With joy among the just"

Rear
TO
THE MEMORY OF JOHN ROUND
WHO DIED MARCH THE 1st 1806
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF JAS STRETON
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 7th 1811
AGED 38 YEARS

595.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JOHN THOMPSON
SAIL MAKER IN SOUTH SHIELDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF DEC
1794 IN THE 20th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Dear, loving faithful partner now farewell,
With whom it was my happiness to dwell,
With whom I was united heart with heart,
From whom it is so painful thus to part,
Yet shall the gracious hand that took thee hence,
By love divine thy absence recompense,
Prepare me for the bliss thou hast and then,
Eternity unite us both again,
JEMIMA THEIR DAUGHTER DIED IN
INFANCY

596.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES CHELL BEDWELL
YOUNGEST SON OF
FRANCIS BEDWELL
OF BAUNTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
WHO DIED 21st APRIL 1857
AGED 35 YEARS

597.   Small Flat Stone

ANDW JOHN BUCKINGHAM
HAMBLY
CAPT R.M. LT INFY DIED JANY 1st 1857
AGED 37 YEARS
598.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF ANN WIFE OF HENRY STROUD
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 13tH 1791
AGED 48 YEARS
DINAH THEIR DAUGHTER DIED JANY 1st 1782
AGED 6 MONTHS
RICHARD THEIR SON DIED AUGUST 22nd 1787
AGED 5 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"When God cuts off the thread of life,
Then fatal death parts man and wife,
Behold thy self by me such once was I as thou,
And thou in time shall be even dust as I am now"
ALSO THE ABOVE HENRY STROUD WHO DIED
NOVEMBER THE 23rd 1804 AGED 55 YEARS
"Farewell vain world, I’ve had enough of thee,
And now am careless of what thou say’st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thou frowns I fear,
My cares are past my head lies quiet here,
What faults you saw in me, take care to shun,
And look at home enough there to be done"

599.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN H LARGE
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1855 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS B LARGE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH B LARGE
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1856 AGED 14 YEARS
"They sleep in Jesus and are blessed,
How sweet their slumbers are,
From suffering and from sin released,
And free’d from every care"

600.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR EDWARD FROUD
LATE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th DAY OF JULY 1833
AGED 81 YEARS
"I know thou wilt bring me to the grave,
And to the house appointed for all the
Living"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th April 1808
Edward Froud of Upnor, Bombadier in H. M. Royal Invalid Artillery
His land at Upnor, Frindsbury, and house, lately built for him, to his sister, Kitty Wilkins, now living with him, for ever. All personal estate and effects also to Kitty, she is executor.
Witnesses: Samuel Wilkins, John Kentsman and Charles ?
Proved 15th august 1833 Kitty Wilkins is now wife of Samuel Ferrier

601.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY GUTHRIE
DAUGHTER OF ALEXANDER AND
MARY GUTHRIE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 25th OF JANY 1789
AGED 19 YEARS
"Youth beware how time you spend,
You see how soon ‘tis at an end"

602.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR WILLIAM REASON
WHO DIED 17th APRIL 1854
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1847
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR WHO DIED IN INFANCY

Prerogative of Canterbury Will, dated 15th March 1854
William Reason of Green Street, Gillingham, Master Mariner
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife Eleanor, rents from his house in Green Street, lately in his own occupation and personal effects and estate, for life. After her death, , to niece Ann Eliza Anderson, subject to payment of legacies. To his half brother Henry Worsley formerly of Throwley, 19 guineas. After the death of his wife, to Elizabeth Anderson, for some years his faithful servant, £30, if she does not survive his wife, then this legacy to her sister Eleanor Mary Anderson of Halstow. George Gifford of Gad’s Hill, Gillingham and wife, Eleanor are executors.
Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: George Gifford, John Carter and William [Ander]son ?
   Proved 22nd June 1854 Power reserved to George Gifford

603.   Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN HOAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 3rd 1756
IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 5th 1763
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN H MOSELEY, PURSER, R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF APRIL 1846
AGED 44 YEARS



Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 18th June 1753
John Hoar of Brompton, Gentleman
   To brother Richard, his house in West Court Street, Brompton, occupied by William Thomas, for ever. To kinsman Edward Hoar, son of the above Richard, his house occupied by John Chiles, Master of the Chatham yacht, this adjoins his own house, for ever. The house adjoining the Chiles house, to Elizabeth Hoar, daughter of the late brother William, for ever.
   From the house he bought from the late Charles Dunk, Cordwainer, £4 per year to be paid to the Constable of the parish of Gillingham, and succeeding Constables, to buy bread for the poor of the parish, who do not receive alms, for ever.
   Residue of income from this house, to Ann Hoar daughter of brother William, for ever.
   To wife, his two houses, one a victualing house called "The Plow", occupied by Pierce Onion ? and the other by Thomas Bennowell, both in West Court Street, for ever.
   To trusty friend William Taylor of Brompton, £5; to his wife all other real estate, for life, after her death, to persons entitled ?,personal estate, ready money, investments, beds, linen, woollen, brass, copper, etc., to wife for ever. Wife and William Taylor are executors.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: George Garth, Thomas Willson and John Holden
   Proved 8th July 1756

604.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF MARTHA WIFE OF
JAMES MOSELEY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DAY OF
JUNE 1800 AGED 56 YEARS
"Now my dear wife’s at ease and rest within this silent grave,
Her soul’s no doubt is with the blest, let fruitless sorrow wane,
My loss, I hope is her great gain, let no rude hand annoy,
Her dust now sleeps exempt from pain, in hopes of future joy"
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES MOSELEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS TRANSITORY LIFE THE
23rd DAY OF AUGUST 1804 AGED 65 YEARS
"In lifeless clay we here remain,
Each in a ?????? narrow bound,
In hopes to meet with life again,
When the last trump shall shake the ground"

605.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF ROBERT NEWNHAM
WHO DIED THE 10th OF NOV 1831
AGED 61 YEARS
"She was a sincere Christian,
Saved by divine grave through,
Faith in Christ, in death she
Was resigned and triumphant,
Thanks be to God who giveth,
Us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT NEWNHAM
WHO DIED THE 16th OF APRIL 1839
AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th September 1838
To Robert Newnham of Gad’s Hill, Gillingham, Caulker
   Good friend, John Carter of Layfield, Gillingham, Baker and Richard Dunn, Shipwright of Layfield, his three freehold houses at Gad’s Hill, occupied by himself and John and Thomas Cook, upon trust, to sell and to hold proceeds upon trust. They are to sell his personal estate, except body linen, which goes to his brothers William and Benjamin, equally shared. To his two brothers, £10 each, £10 each also to nephews Edward Newnham of Gillingham, Shipwright and George Newnham of Gillingham, Carpenter, nieces Jane Baure and Clara Baure.
   To John Carter and Richard Dunn, £5 each. Residue shared by sister Betsy Stevens of Stoke in ( ? ), Devon, widow and late wife’s nephew Richard ( ? ) Jacob of Samuel Street, Commercial Road, Middlesex, Letter Carrier in the G.P.O., shared equally.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens of Chatham, Solicitor and John Cook of Gillingham, Dredgerman.

Affidavit 15th August 1839
John Stephens sworn, confirms will same he and others witnessed, in testator’s presence, after he had signed will.
   Proved 16th August 1839

606.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD JACOB
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT 16th
1805 AGED 56 YEARS
"Time swept by his o’er whelming tide,
My faithful partner from my side,
And you of yours depriv’d may be,
As unexpected as me,
Death soon will end all mortal love,
So fix your hearts on things above"
LEFT SURVIVING 3 SONS AND 3 DAUS
VIZ FRANCES, MARY, RICHARD
ANN, ISAAC AND ABRAHAM

607.   Small Cross

C. B. A. C.
DIED
JULY
20th
1858
ONE DAY

608.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANN HUTTON
WHO DIED VERY DEEPLY TO BE LAMENTED
APRIL 2nd 1841
AGED 4 ½ YEARS
ALSO TO
MRS FRANCES GRAY
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 10th 1837
AGED 76 YEARS
HER LIFE WAS SPENT IN THE PRACTISE
OF EVERY CHRISTIAN VIRTUE
AND HER END WAS PEACE

609.   Headstone and Two Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH FULLER
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1828
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HOSKINGS
AND SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 29th 1840
AGED 73 YEARS
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou,
Knoweth not what a day may bring forth"
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM HOSKINGS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th 1850
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FULLER HOSKINGS
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th July 1831
William Hoskings of Chatham, Labourer
   To wife Hannah, all household goods and furniture, plate, glass, china, beds, clothes and all monies, after payment of debts and funeral costs, for life. After her death, to sons and daughters, William, Charles, John, Sarah, Hannah and Maria Hoskings, equally shared.
   Wife and Thomas Hodge of Chatham, Labourer, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Piquenet of Chatham and Thomas Dearl ? of Chatham.
   Proved 11th November 1850. Testator was late of Gillingham and a depositor in Chatham Savings Bank. Wife Hannah and Thomas Hodge died in testator’s lifetime, administration granted to son John.

610.   Ledger over Low Stone Vault

HERE REST THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
CHARLES EUSTACE MAC DONNEL
CAPTAIN AND BREVET MAJOR
IN HER MAJESTY’S 29th REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
FIFTH SON OF REV RICHARD MAC DONNEL
PROVOST OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN
BORN 17th AUGUST 1823
HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGNS
OF THE SUTLEJ AND THE PUNJAUB
AND FOUGHT IN THE BATTLES OF
FEROZESHAH AND SOBRAON
CHILLIANWALL AND GOAJERAT
HE DIED AT CHATHAM ON 5th AUGUST 1853
IN THE HOPE AND FEAR OF LORD JESUS
"I heard a voice from heaven saying,
Unto me, "Write from henceforth blessed,
Are the dead which die in the Lord,
Even so saith the spirit, for they rest from
Their labours"" Rev xiv 13

611.   Ledger over Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN MAITLAND
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 13th DAY OF OCTOBER 1850
AGED 10 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ELDEST CHILD OF
CAPTAIN A. C. ANDERSON 86th FOOT
MAJOR OF BRIGADE QUEEN’S TROOPS
MADRAS, EAST INDIES
"Blessed are the dead which die,
In the Lord" Rev 14 Chap 13 Verse

612.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HINDES THE SON OF
LIEUT JOHN HINDES SPARKS
R. N. AND SARAH HARPER
HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th OF JULY 1816 AGED 13 YEARS

END OF THE CHURCHYARD

 

M.I.s numbers 613 to 689   Interior of Church

613.   Ledger, West End, Centre Aisle

FRANCIS ROBT SMITH ESQ.
DIED ON THE 31st JANUARY 1830
AGED 83 YEARS
ELIZABETH SMITH
HIS WIFE
DIED ON THE 20th MAY 1831
AGED 78 YEARS
FRANCIS SMITH ESQ.
DIED ON THE 1st JULY 1833
AGED 55 YEARS
MORTON SECOND SON OF
JAMES SMITH ESQ.
AND GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS AND ELIZABETH
DIED 17th OCTOBER 1835
IN THE 22nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th June 1833
Francis Smith of Brompton, Esquire
To Sarah Hugill, if she is in his service at his death, £200. Brother James Smith is executor and residuary legatee.
Witnesses: John Anderson, M.D., Rochester and Francis Hooper, Gentleman, Gillingham
Proved 9th July 1833

614.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

HANNAH [      ] SMYTH
DIED [      ] 1786
AGED [21 or 24] YEARS

615.   Ledger, North of Centre Aisle

HERE LIETH BURYED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM MANSER THE YOUNGER
SON OF RICHARD MANSER
OF THE PARISH OF GILLINGHAM, GENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
FIRST DAY OF APRIL ANNO
DOM 1653 BEING AGED 42 YEARS

616.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

M [   ] C
DIED THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1801
AGED [    ] YEARS

617.   Small Stone, Centre Aisle

J. D.
1778

618.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

FRANCES FENNELL
DIED THE 11th OF JULY 1793
AGED 22 YEARS
FRANCES WIFE OF
JOHN FENNELL GENT AND
MOTHER OF THE AFORESAID FRANCES
DIED THE 18th OF JULY 1793
AGED 52 YEARS

619.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

[HERE LIES]
[IN]TERR’D YE BODY OF
[THOMAS] [HAR]MAN OF THIS [PARISH]
[WHO] [D]PARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] [FEB] 1709 AGED 63 YEARS
[WILLIAM] [H]ARMAN OF THIS [PARISH]
[WHO] [D]EPARTED THIS LIFE [MARCH]
1709 AGED 57 YEARS
[THO]MAS HARMAN
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
[    ] JANUARY 1729
[AGED] [    ]6 YEARS
THOS [HARMAN] WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE FEB YE 24th 1742
[AGED] [   ] YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Wills, dated 9th May 1690 and 3rd July 1714
Thomas Harman of Gillingham, Blacksmith
   All real estate to son, Thomas and his heirs. In default of heirs, to testator’s brother, William of Gillingham, Blacksmith, for ever, also £10. Residue to son Thomas. Brother William is executor until Thomas is 21.
   Witnesses: John Lacock, John Featherstone and Francis Brooks
   Proved 20th April 1710

Thomas Harman of Gillingham, Yeoman
   All real estate and Smith’s forge in Gillingham, lately occupied by John Snoath, Mariner, with 15 acres of land, known as Bartrupp’s Farm of Queen Downs in Gillingham, now in his own occupation. Alao his two houses near Blacksole Pond in Gillingham, one empty, the other occupied by Richard Haford; his other house near Grange Orchard in Gillingham, lately occupied by William Nightingale ; also his house in East Lane in Maidstone, occupied by Mr Robins, to his wife, Mary, for her life. After her death, the house and Smith’s forge, to daughter, Jane Harman, for ever. The house in Maidstone and house in Gillingham, occupied by Mr Nightingale, after wife’s death, to daughter Elizabeth, for ever. Also, after wife’s death, Bartrupp’s Farm or Queen Downs, to son Robert, for ever, and his two houses at Blacksole Pond to daughter Mary, for ever.
   Residue to wife, Mary, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Valence, Stephen Elve and Richard Sheafe
   Proved February 1729

620.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

BENEATH THIS STONE
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS
OF
RHODA LUCY MARIA
WIFE OF
THOMAS ALLEYNE MAYNARD
ESQ
OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
SHE DIED
ON THE 30th OF FEBRUARY 1819
AGED 30 YEARS

621.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

.HERE LYETH INTERR’D THE BODY OF
MR WILLIAM ACWORTH
WHO DIED DECEM [26th or 29th] 17[11]
AGED 37 YEARS

622.   Brass on Ledger Centre Aisle

HIS JACET DOMINUS JOHANNES BREGGE VICARIUS DE
GYLLYNGHAM CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

623.   Black Ledger, Centre Aisle   (Most of this was hidden in Connolly’s day, he only had the left edge.
               The ledger is under a long, fixed carpet, so I was unable to get all of the inscription)

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY]
OF THE REV. JOHN JENKINSON, M.A.
WHO DIED [THE] [27th] MAY 1780
IN THE SIXTY FOURTH YEAR OF HIS AGE
HAVING BEEN [VICAR] FOR
TWENTY [SEVEN] YEARS, OF THIS PARISH
ALSO
OF HIS YOUNGEST SON [BROX]HOLM JENKINSON
CAPT. IN THE 98th [REGT.] OF FOOT WHO FELL
A VICTIM TO THE FATE [    ] [IN THE] 21st YEAR
OF HIS AGE [    ] COMPANY
AS MARINES ON BOARD [H.M. SHIP] [    ]FORD IN THE
EAST INDIES [    ] DAY OF JULY 1782
FOR HIS GALLANT [    ] [IN] A FORMER
ACTION OFF THE ISLAND [OF] [    ]OYES ON THE 16th
DAY OF APRIL 1781 [    ] THE HONOUR OF
RECEIVING THE THANKS OF HIS COMMANDING
OFFICER IN [    ] ORDERS
ALSO
ANNE RELICT OF THE REV JOHN JENKINSON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE REV EDWARD DERBY
WHO DIED THE 12th OF DECEMBER 1792
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th May 1778
Rev John Jenkinson
   Wife Anne and sons, John, Edward and Broxholm are executors.
To his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow, an annuity of £150, this comes from his properties in Lincolnshire. Also to his wife, £200. After her death or remarriage, this property ? to his three sons, equally shared, for ever. All his plate, linen, woollen, china, pewter, brass, bedding, household stuff, to wife.
   Residue of money, investments, debts, personal estate, not already bequeathed, his debts and funeral costs being first paid, to his sons, equally divided. He has advanced money to his sons to buy commissions in the army for John and Broxholm and to start Edward in business; this money to be taken as part of his residuary estate. If any of his sons receive more than the money already advanced, they are to pay back to his estate the surplus, before any division is made, so as to make them all equal.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, Junior, Daniel Bensted and Rachel Colville
   Proved 12th June 1780 Power reserved to widow Anne and sons John and Broxholm.

The 98th Regiment in which Broxholm served, was the second raising of 1780 and it was disbanded in 1785 and raised again later. In June 1782 it was engaged in the Battle of Arnee in India. In 1781 it was at Bombay. Broxholm was probably in charge of a group of the 98th who were serving as temporary substitutes for Royal Marines on board a Royal Navy ship, when he died. East Indies was generally used for India.

624.   Tablet on Wall

IN A VAULT NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF THE VENERABLE AND REVEREND
HOUSTONNE RADCLIFFE, D.D.
ARCHDEACON AND PREBENARY OF CANTERBURY
SUBDEAN OF WELLS, RECTOR OF ICKHAM
FORMERLY FELLOW OF BRASEN NOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD
BY WHICH SOCIETY HE WAS PRESENTED
TO THE VICARAGE OF THIS PARISH
IN THE YEAR 1780
HE MARRIED MARY ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE REVEREND JOHN GOOCH, D.D. PREBENDARY
OF ELY BY WHOM HE LEFT NO ISSUE
HE DIED APRIL 8th 1822
HAVING NEARLY COMPLETED HIS 84th YEAR
HE DIRECTED BY HIS WILL THE FOLLOWING TEXTS
"Every man’s work shall be made manifest,
For the day shall declare it" 1Cor 13
" Be not high minded, but fear" Rom x 120

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd February 1815
Houston Radcliffe, Doctor of Divinity, Archdeacon of Canterbury, Vicar of Gillingham
   Gives detailed instructions for his monument and inscription.
   To wife Mary, the property settled on her by an agreement made at their marriage, dated 10th October [     ], and £100 stock in 3% Consolidated Annuities, which was hers before their marriage, and books she owned before marriage, which were given to her by her late father, also his own books to the value of £50 and clock which was her father’s.
   To nephew John Radcliffe, Rector of Limehouse and Vicar of Doddington and Teynham, other books, globes and mathematical and philosophical instruments. After wife’s death, his plate to nephew Rev John, except that coming from his wife’s father, which she can dispose of as she thinks fit, except silver coffee pot and salver which is embossed with Radcliffe arms, this goes, after her death, to Thomas Hayward Radcliffe, grandson of his brother, Alexander of Wigan, to whom it once belonged.
  His chariot horses, if he has any at his death, and household furniture and live and dead farm stock to his wife, as she might choose, the rest to be sold and proceeds to pay his debts and funeral costs. After her death, residue to be divided into three parts, one part for Ann Radcliffe, daughter of late nephew John, the other two parts to nephew Rev John Radcliffe.
   To nephew Thomas, brother of the Rev John Radcliffe, an annuity of £30, for life from his 3% Consolidated Annuities, after wife’s death.
   To Rev John Radcliffe, his gold watch; to nephew Thomas Radcliffe, his gold repeating watch; to god daughter, Ann daughter of Rev John Radcliffe, £100, after wife’s death; also after wife’s death, £100 to the Charity for Widows and Orphans of Clergymen in the Diocese of Canterbury, £100 to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and £100 each to the Hospital of St. John, Northgate, Canterbury and St Nicholas, Harbledown.
   To each of his servants who have been with him at least three years and are with him at his death, two years wages in addition to wages due. To his other servants wages to the end of the year in which he dies.
   His manuscript sermons and other manuscripts to be burnt. To his successor as archdeacon of Canterbury, the box he inherited from his predecessor labelled Archdeacon Cantuar, 1734 and mahogany drawers he bought to receive writings which belong to that office.
   His wife, nephew Rev John Radcliffe and Ann Radcliffe, daughter of the late John Radcliffe, are executors.
   Witnesses: H. J. Palmer and Daniel Bensted
   Proved 12th June 1822

625.   Oval White Marble Tablet, South Wall of Chancel

NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF
MRS MARY PIGOT
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE PIGOT
OF BUNISHALL IN THE COUNTY
PALANTINE OF CHESTER, ESQ AND
SISTER OF THE PRESENT INCUMBENT
FRANCIS PIGOT M.A.
SHE DYED THE 6th OF NOV 1732
IN THE 44th YEAR OF HER AGE

626.   White Marble Tablet, with Arms, North Wall of Chancel

M. S.
FRANCISCI PHILIPS
QUEM IN AGRO HEREFORDENSI STIRPE HONESTA NATUM
ACADEMIA OXONIENSIS SUSCEPIT
FOVIT BONIS LITERIS IMBUIT SODALITIO ADSCRIPSIT
GRADU DEINDE MAGISTRALI IN ARTIBUS INSIGNITUM
HUJUSCE ECCLESIAE GUBERNACULO
(COMMUNI SUFFRAGIO ADMOVIT)
COLLEGIUM AEANASENSE
SED PASTOREM GREGI NONDUM SATIS NOTUM
(SI INNOTUISSET CERTE DESLENDUM)
INIMICA SEBRIS ABSTULIT
SPESQUE MULTORUM ET PRECES ILLUSIT
OBIIT 22nd SEPTEMBRIS ANNO DOMINI 1679
AETATIS 30

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th September 1679
Francis Phillips, Master of Arts, Fellow of Brase Nose College, Oxford, Vicar of Gillingham
   To Brasenose College, place of his education, £10. To Priscilla Cooke, his aunt, 40 shillings; each of his brothers and sisters, and brother in law and sisters in law, 40 shillings; to sister Judith Phillips an additional £10 and his plate and beds and linen; to nieces, Olive Browne and Mary Boulder, £10 each; to friends, Dr John Fitzwilliam and James Upton, 20 shillings each; to godson, Francis Phillips, son of Dr Stephen Phillips and Mary Phillips, (brother and sister in law), all his books and house in Ledbury, Herefordshire, occupied by Francis Hall, with orchard and barn and 3 acres, for ever. Also to Francis, at 24 years, house in Ledbury, occupied by James Haite ? and orchard adjoining his aunt Wyld’s house, also milk house and 9 acres, (Longmere Field), all these left to testator by his father, Stephen Phillips. If Francis Phillips dies pre 24, then all to Robert Phillips son of Dr Stephen Phillips, at 24, for ever. If Robert Phillips dies pre 24, then to John, another son of Dr Stephen Phillips at 24, if he dies pre 24, then to all his siblings at 24, equally shared; if they all die pre 24, the to their father, Stephen. Brother Stephen is executor.
   Witnesses: Allington Payneter, William Milles and mark of Christopher Turke
   Proved October 1679

627.   Ledger, North Chancel

UNDERNEATH
LYETH ANNE
DAUGHTER OF MR JAMES TAPLEY
LATE OF STROOD IN THIS COUNTY
AND WIFE OF JOHN SIMMONS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 18th OF APRIL 1751
AGED 37 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE BY HER SAID HUSBAND
SIX SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS
VIZ JAMES, JOHN, ANN, MARY,
ELIZABETH AND TAPLEY
HERE ALSO LIETH MR JOHN SIMMONS
WHO DIED OCT 29th 1766 AGED 57 YEARS

628.   Ledger, North Chancel

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH DICE WIFE OF
CAPT. THOMAS DICE R. N.
AND DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL AND CATHERINE BAKER
OF DARLAND
WHO DURING A SHORT BUT USEFUL LIFE PERFORMED
ALL THE DUTIES OF A DAUGHTER, WIFE AND MOTHER
IN A MOST EXEMPLARY MANNER
DIED 20th MARCH 1818 AGED 26 YEARS
UNDER THIS STONE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
MR ROBERT BAKER
WHO DIED ON THE 26th OF JUNE 1823
OF A PULMONARY CONSUMPTION
ON HIS PASSAGE FROM NAPLES
AGED 21
"Accept Dear Shade this tributary tear,
That mourns thy exit from a world like this,
Forgive the wish that would detain thee here,
And keep thee longer from the Realms of Bliss"

629.   Marble Tablet, North Chancel

"Didat Servata Fides"
HIS JACET ANTHONIUS PAYNETER DE EST
COURT GENEROSUS FILIV& HAERES GVILI
ELMI PAYNETER DE TWYDALL ARMIGERIA QUI
QUIDEM ANTHONIUS ACCEPIT SIBI UXOREM
KATHERINAM FILIAM NATU MINIMAM ET UNAM
EX HERIDIBUS ROBERTI HARRIS ARMIGERI
UNIUS MAGISTORUM CURIAE CANCELLARIAE
OBIIT AUTEM DICTUS ANTHONIUS QUINTO
DIE MARTII ANNO DOMINI 1613 ANNOQUE AETATIS
SUAE 57 ET REIQUIT GULIELMUM
PAYNETER UNICUM FILIUM ET HEREDEM
MODO SUPERSTITEM

630.   Low Altar Tomb, Black Marble Top with Arms, South Chancel

HERE LYETH BURYED YE BODYES OF WILLIAM HAYWARD
OF GRANCH, GENT WHO DYED IN YE 94th YEAR OF HIS
AGED YE XXVI OF MARCH 1612 AND ALICE HAWARD HIS
WIFE YE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS CLYVE, GENT WHO LYKE
WISE DECEASED YE LI YEAR OF HER AGE YE XX OF DECEMB
1610 WHO LYVED TOGETHER 34 YEARS & LEFT BEHIND
THEM 2 SONNES SAMUEL & THOMAS & ON DAUGHTER ABIGAIL

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st January 1610 (1611)
William Hayward of Grange, Gillingham, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in the South Chancel of Gillingham church, (Grange Chancel)
   His monument to record fact that he was the heir of Stephen Hayward of Hartie, (Harty, Sheppey). To the poor who attend his funeral, £4, to be distributed by his executors. To the poor of St Thomas the Apostle, Hartie, 40 shillings; to the poor of   ?   and Leysdown, 10 shillings; to the preacher who conducts his funeral, 10 shillings. 
   To sons Samuel all his household stuff at his house at Hartie called Hickmaires?, also his mill at Hartie. To son Thomas all household stuff at Grange, except plate and all his sheep and kine and one good gelding for riding, also £300; to daughter Abigail, wife of William Fround, 200 marks?, after her death to her children; to the wife of William Harborne, 20 shillings; to Thomas Knott, 20 shillings; to the wife of William Thomas, 10 shillings; to the wife of Richard Lewston, 10 shillings; to godson William    ? , 10 shillings; to William Emerie, 6 shillings; to godson William Gisborne, 10 shillings; to Elizabeth Hayward, daughter of son Stephen, a silver cup on day of marriage and an annuity of of 20 shillings, for life; to Elizabeth and Mary Greestreet, daughters of Abraham of Hartie, 40 shillings each; to Elizabeth Witcherlie, £4; to William Bridget, his godson, 6 shillings; to Edward Peters, his man, £5, if with him at death; to maid Marie Jarves, as before, £5; to servant John Wooding, sa before, £4; to john England, his shepherd, as before, £6 6s 8d.
   To son Samuel his lease from Mr Howe on land in Sheapie, (Sheppey).
   Residue of goods and chattels, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to son Samuel, who is executor.

Codicil 4th March 1611 (1612)
   The £300 to his daughter Abigail is cancelled; she is to have £200. Son Thomas to have all the land at Grange which is to be stock to the sum of £300, formerly given to Thomas, executor to pay Thomas £100 and residue of the £300. His two sons share his plate. To servant Mary Brisenden £3, if with him at death
Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Barham Potman and Baptiste Tufton
   Proved 4th April 1613

631.   Ledger, South Chancel

HERE LYETH CAPTAINE THO
HEWARD (HAYWARD) LORD OF THE MANOR
OF GRENCH TO WCH THIS CHANCEL
APPERTAYNETH WHO DYED
THE 28th DAY OF APRIL 1637

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th June 1629
Thomas Hayward of Grange, Gentleman
   To the poor of Gillingham £50, executor to buy land and use rent, (£4 5s 4d per annum) for benefit of the poor. (This £50 bought Lidsing Farm but tenant Henry Jowles did not pay any money to the charity until 1657, the last payment was in 1744, after which it lapsed.)
   To William Hayward, son of his nephew, Samuel, his Copris House in Gillingham, he is to pay the annual rent to kinsmen, Philip and Thomas Frowde, until the lease, from the Earl of Montgomery expires.
   To daughter Ann all moveable goods and furniture, also a chain of pearls, (100) and chain of jewels, which belonged to his sister, Maria ?
   To kinsman William Hayward a house called Diggins Farm in Gillingham, occupied by Richard Fuller, for ever. To daughter Ann residue of his houses in Gillingham and Rainham, for ever. If Ann dies without lawful issue, then to kinsman William Hayward, for ever.
   His good friends Henry Sanford of Bobbing, Gentleman to see to the maintenance and education of daughter Ann, at £30 per annum until she is ten and £40 per annum to 18 years or day of marriage, this from his lands, paid by his executor.
   Good friends Valentine P ? t of London and Henry Jowles of Gillingham, are Overseers of will, they to help bring up and educate Ann while she is a minor.
   Witnesses: John Philpott, John Parrie and Thomas Philpott

632.   Ledger, South Chancel

CLARE GOULDING MOTHER OF
HENRY JOWLES ESZQUIRE WHO WAS
BURIED THE 11th DAY OF NOVEMBER
1631 TO WHOM DEATH WAS
HER GREAT ADVANTAGE

633.   Ledger with Arms, South Chancel

THE MEMORIALL OF THE JUST
SHALL BE BLESSED CHRYSAGON
JOWLES AUGUST 27th 1648
FROM THE WOMBE TO THE TOMBE
BY MOORE JOWLES

634.   Ledger, South Chancel

JOHN GOVLDING THE ONLY SONNE
OF HENRY GOVLDING GENT WHICH
HEE HAD BY HIS FIRST WIFE CLARE
GOVLDING WAS BURYED THE [ ]
DAY OF FEBRUARY 1625

635.   Small Ledger, South Chancel

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE AND SARAH
TWIN DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN AND SARAH TAYLOR
OF GRANGE FARM IN THIS PARISH
THE FORMER DIED 31st JANUARY 1835
AGED 5 DAYS
AND THE LATTER 5th SEPTEMBER 1835
AGED 10 DAYS
ALSO EMMA THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1837
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO JOHN EDWIN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd JULY 1839
AGED 4 MONTHS

636.   Coloured Marble Tablet, with Arms, South Chancel

DEATH HATH ADDED TO THE ORNAMENTS
OF THIS PLACE THE BLESSED MEMORIALLS
OF
MRS ANN HAWARD THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOS HAWARD OF GRANCH IN THIS
PARISH ESQ DAUGHTER AND COHEIRE
OF MR RICHARD ODELL DESCENDED
FROM THE AUNTIENT FAMILY OF THE
ODELLS OF ODELL IN BEDFORDSHIRE
SHE HAD ISSUE ONLY A DAUGHTER AND
DEPARTED THIS MORTAL LIFE THE
FIFTH OF OCTOBER 1628 TO WHOSE
REMEMBRANCE HER MOST AFFECTIONATE
HUSBAND HATH CONSECRATED THIS
MONUMENT

637.   Small black Ledger, Cross Aisle near West End

THOS NEAL AGED
54 DIED DEC 10th
1739

638.   Small Square Stone

MRS HANNAH
RADFORD DIED
FEB YE 3rd 1747
AGED 60 YEARS

639.   Small Square Stone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MRS JEMIMA FREARNE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE XXXI [    ] AGED [    ]XI
YEARS
WHO WAS THE MOTHER
OF MR THO[MAS] [FREARNE] ?

640.   Large Ledger, Under Organ, North West Angle of Church

TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WARD ESQ (LATE OF SHEERNESS)
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF NENETTER LETITIA WARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6th OF MARCH 1855
AGED 59 YEARS
THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE NAMED NENETTER LETITIA WARD
ARE DEPOSITED IN A VAULT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THIS CHURCH
ALSO
MISS NENETTER ANN ANGELINA WARD
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
AGED 18 YEARS

641.   Ledger near Entrance from Vestry, North Aisle

MR
[GOD]REY ? BRETT
[WHO DIED JUNE [    ] AGED 75
YEARS
[ALSO] THE BODY OF
MR
[JOH]N ? BRETT
WHO DIED THE [    ]th OF
[       ] [    ]4 AGED [ ] YEARS

642.   Ledger, North Aisle

THOMAS COLBY
ESQ
DIED YE 6th OF MARCH 1750 AGED 78
YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
MRS
ELIZTH COLBY
HIS WIFE
DIED YE 16th OF OCTOBER 1758
AGED [   ] YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st January 1750
Thomas Colby of Gillingham, Gentleman
   His executors to lay out £1,000 in Public Funds, in trust, to pay the interest to his wife, Elizabeth, for life. Afer her death, to pay to daughter Ann Swann, wife of John, Surgeon, for life. After her death, to pay to her children by her late husband Dr Samuel Bradt at 21 or marriage, if daughters.
   An indenture between himself and daughter Elizabeth on the 1st part and Samuel Atkins of Portsmouth of the 2nd part, in consideration of his daughter’s marriage to Atkins, means the executors will lay out £600 into Public Funds and the sum of £400, likewise invested, to pay his wife for life and after her death to pay interest from the £400 to "daughter Atkins", for life. After wife’s death, in trust, for her children, they to share equally the £400 at 21. If there are no children then the £400 to daughter Elizabeth; if Elizabeth died in her husband’s lifetime or that of his wife, leaving no children, then the £400 to son Thomas, daughters Ann Swann and Henrietta Brett wife of Captain Piercy Brett, equally shared.
   At the wedding of Henrietta, he agreed to pay Captain Brett, after death of testator’s wife, £1,000, this is the full part of his daughter’s portion, hence there is no further provision for her in his will.
   To son Thomas £500 after his mother’s death. To his wife, all jewels, books, household goods, plate, linen, furniture and pictures. All real estate and residue of personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid also to wife. Wife and son Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: Anthony Nott, Thomas Ingram and Thomas Pickfatt ?

Codicil 1st January 1751
   If his wife survives him, son Thomas to have all his manuscripts and printed books and papers in his closet in the back room, and those in his escritoire that relate to naval affairs. All pictures both stone (sculpture ?) and painting, the two carved stones, weather glass and medals in his common parlour. He had bequeathed to son Thomas £500, now gives an extra £300, after his mother’s death. As a token to son in law Captain Brett, he is to have his ship picture hanging over the mantel piece in best chamber.
   No witnesses

Affidavit 12th March1751
   Piercy Brett the Elder of Chatham, Gentleman and Newland Rice of Chatham, Gentleman are sworn. They were well acquainted with the testator and confirm codicil is in his hand and that the signature is the testator’s.
   Proved 15th March 1751

643.   Ledger, North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MORRIS CARPENTER
GENT FIRST CLERK TO THE
CLERK OF THE CHEQUE AT
CHATHAM WHO WAS
SON OF JAMES CARPENTER
GENT FORMER CLERK OF
THE CHEQUE AT SHEERNESS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
17th DAY OF MAY 1724
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th March 1724
Morris Carpenter of Chatham, Gentleman
   Unusually, no religious preamble.
   To kinsman, Morris Ham son of Richard Ham, of Chatham, Painter, £100 and interest at 21 years. To Thomas Parmeter of Chatham, his two horses, now in the marshes near Cliffe. To friends, Thomas Button of Gillingham, Sail Maker and William Hinds of Chatham, Shipwright, £20 each for their troubles as his executors and trustees.
   Rest and residue of personal estate, ready money, investments, South Sea Annuities, wages, rings, plate, jewels, etc, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his trustees, upon trust. They will, from time to time, during the joint lives of [      ] Kiffling of Deptford, Caulker and Elizabeth his wife, pay them the best interest possible from the residue funds. If Elizabeth survives her husband the residue fund to be transferred to her. If she dies before her husband then the income towards their children’s maintenance and education, until they are 21 or married if female, equally shared. If Elizabeth dies before her husband and leaves no children, then to the children of Richard Ham. Trustees to see that he is "handsomely and decently interred".
   Witnesses: Francis Warner and John Robinson
   Proved 25th June 1724

644.   Small Ledger, South Aisle

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF MR
GEORGE WILLM WHITE
LATE MASTER CAULKER
OF HIS MAJESTY’S DOCK
YARD AT CHATHAM HE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF NOVEMBER 1763
AGED 42 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated12th November 1763
George William White, Master Caulker of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To brother Richard, his copyhold estate in Hayes, Middlesex, for ever and 1 shilling. To niece Susannah Saunders Dale, Spinster, £30; to nephew, William Dale, £10; to niece Susannah Puddifant, daughter of his late sister, Susannah, £10.
   Residue of estate, including wages due to his apprentices and household furniture and goods, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to his sister, Magdalena Sarah White of Chatham, Spinster, who with Robert Woodriff of Sheerness is executor.
   Witnesses: John Johnson, Henry Smith and Joseph Hawkings
   Proved 22nd November 1763

645.   Small White Tablet on Black Ground, near South Entrance

IN A VAULT BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BARLOW
KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE MOST HONOURABLE
MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MAY 1843
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1817
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HER AGE
BELOVED, HONOURED, LAMENTED
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them,
Also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him"
1 Thess iv 14

Floor near South Entrance

Ledger with Barlow Arms

ENTRANCE
TO THE
VAULT

Across South Aisle in Large Letters

BARLOW

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th June 1838
Sir Robert Barlow, K.C.B., rear Admiral, Archbishop’s Precincts, Canterbury
   An indenture dated 30th September 1811, between George Byng, Esq, afterwards the Right Honourable, George Viscount Torrington, deceased, of the first part, himself of the second part and daughter Frances, now Viscountess Torrington and himself of the third part and William Barlow, Esq and Rev Thomas Barlow of the fourth part, being the marriage settlement between George Byng and daughter Frances. By this settlement he is to pay William Barlow and Thomas Barlow, or their executors, £2,000.
   His daughter Elizabeth and son Rev William, his executors will pay this money.
   To daughter Caroline Dashwood, £2,000 according to her marriage settlement with her late husband, Charles Dashwood. To daughter Maria, £6,000 3% annuities and all his musical instruments and music books. All other books to be equally shared between Maria and Elizabeth. Also to Maria his shares in the Royal Naval Annuitant Society, "from the nomination of my daughter Hilare, Countess Dowager Nelson" and of daughter Maria as" my annuitants". Also to Maria, the benefits of a Government Annuity of £50 and sixpence, for life. To son William, £50, to son Robert and daughter Hilare, £50 each.
   Two years wages in addition to wages due to his servants, John Neate and Rebecca Cliffe, if they are still with him. One year’s wages to other servants still with him.
   To daughter Elizabeth, after debts and funeral costs are paid, all household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, monies, wines, pictures, jewels, effects and personal estate, absolutely. Daughter Elizabeth and son William are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Starr and John Starr, Solicitor, Canterbury

Affidavit 27th May 1843
   John Starr is sworn, confirms that testator signed will in presence of witnesses and they signed in his presence.
   Proved 1st June 1843

646.   Small Plain White Marble Tablet, South Wall

ELIZABETH TOWSEY
DIED 21st MARCH 1823 AGED 66 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS
ERECTED BY THE FAMILY OF
ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BARLOW K C B
AS A TESTIMONY OF RESPECT
TO HER MEMORY
AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HER
FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE SERVICES
DURING A PERIOD OF 36 YEARS

647.   White Marble Oval on Conical Block, South Wall, Near South Door

IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA
WIFE OF JOHN MADGSHON, ESQ
MASTER ATTENDANT
OF
HIS MAJESTY’S DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th DECR 1803
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN MADGSHON, ESQ
WHO DIED THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1818
AGED 84 YEARS



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd February 1818
John Madgshon, late of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, now of Surrey Place, ( ? ) , Surrey, Gentleman
To brother, Robert, now living with him, £50; to William Norvill of St. Michael, Cornhill, City of London, £50, they are executors. To Robert’s wife, Mary, £50; to Hannah Chaff and William Bronthley, his servants, £30 each; to Ann Pluckett of Blackheath Hill, widow, 5 guineas as a token of his regard.
  To his executors, upon trust, all his funds in the 3% and 5% Bank Annuities. They are to pay income to brother Robert for life, after his death, then to his widow, Mary for life. After her death, £200 to whoever she nominates. One half of his funds minus the £200 to William and Thomas Corkhill, sons of Isaac Corkhill of Sunderland and Thomas Madgshon Parker and William Parker of Andersley, Yorkshire, and John Madgshon of Bryan ( ? ), Gateshead, Mariner, equally shared.
   The other half to William Nowell, Hat Maker and Joseph Nowell and Eliza Nowell, children of William and Sarah, equally shared.
   Ready money, household goods, furniture and effects in house and residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, to brother Robert.
   Witnesses: Richard Gill, 14 Northampton Place, Kent Road and William Youl, Dover Place, Old Kent Road.
   Proved 3rd June 1818

648.   White Marble Tablet on Grey Background, South Aisle Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PARKIN R.N.
OBIT 4th OCT 1815
AETAT 19
ALSO
GEORGE PARKIN, ESQ
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
FOR MANY YEARS MASTER BUILDER AT
HER MAJESTY’S DOCK YARDS
SHEERNESS AND CHATHAM
DIED THE 20th OF APRIL 1843
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND
ELIZABETH PARKIN
RELICT OF THE SAID GEORGE PARKIN WHOM SHE
SURVIVED ONLY THREE WEEKS AFTER A HAPPY
UNION OF NEARLY 61 YEARS
DIED THE 12th OF MAY 1843
IN THE 84th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO HENRY PARKIN, ESQ, M.D.
SON OF THE ABOVE GEORGE AND ELIZ PARKIN
DIED THE 4th OF JUNE 1852
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Ledger, Floor of South Aisle
ENTRANCE
TO THE FAMILY VAULT
OF GEORGE PARKIN, ESQ

649.   White Stone Tablet, with Pillasters and Cornice, South Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN ALLAN
WIFE OF MR JOHN ALLAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 29th OF FEBRUARY 1820
AGED 69 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT WIFE,
A TENDER MOTHER
AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN
LIKEWISE FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS, VIZ. JOHN AND LARKIN
MARY ANN ALLAN
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th OF MARCH 1818
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN ALLAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF OCTOBER 1822
AGED 73 YEARS

Ledger on South Aisle Floor

ENTRANCE
TO THE
VAULT
OF MR JOHN ALLAN

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th October 1821
John Allan of Brompton, Gentleman
   To son John of Woolwich, Shipwright, his four houses in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by George Dann Banes, James Martin , Richard Siggins and Widow Palmer, and house in River Street, Brompton, occupied by Widow Pratt, for ever. To son Larkin of Canterbury, Linen Draper, a house and shop in All Saints, Canterbury, in Larkin’s occupation, and a house in Wood Street, Brompton, in his own occupation, for ever.
   Also to Larkin, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china and clothes.
To servant Ann Preston, if with him at his death, two suites of mourning and £20. To his two sons, all ready money and investments and residue shared equally. Larkin is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, P.A. Stephens and M.S. Stephens
   Proved 8th November 1822

650.   Elaborate White Marble Urn Shaped Tablet, North Wall, near Vestry

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
J, STROVER, ESQ
FORMERLY COMMR OF THE ESSEX E.J.S.
& SUPT OF THE WEST I.D. EST AT BLACKWALL
OB 27th OCT 1815 AET 63
HE WAS LORD OF THE MANOR OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
MARY DUDLEY
WHO ONLY SURVIVED HIM 16 DAYS
THEIR REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN THE FAMILY VAULT
BENEATH THIS STONE
ERECTED BY THEIR ONLY SURVIVING SON
COLONEL S. R. STROVER E.I.S.

651.   Small White Marble Tablet, North Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE ESQ. OF HARTLIP
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1842 AGED 81
DEEPLY LAMENTED AND BELOVED
ALSO FRANCES HIS WIFE
AND OF THEIR THREE CHILDREN
KITTY, WILLIAM AND FRANCES
ALSO OF AMELIA SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 9th 1845 AGED 81 YEARS
AND SEVERAL OF THEIR CHILDREN WHOSE REMAINS
ARE DEPOSITED IN THE VAULT IN THE CHURCH YARD

(See Church Yard monuments)

652.   Obelisk of Grey Marble, with White and Yellow Veins, on White Marble Pedestal

Obelisk
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
LATE WIFE OF
WILLIAM HULME, GENT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th SEPT 1783
IN THE 32nd YEAR
OF HER AGE
ALSO WILLIAM AND SAMUEL
SONS OF THE SAID WILLM HULME, GENT
AND NANCY HIS SECOND WIFE WHO
DIED AT JAMAICA 1817 THE FORMER AGED
21 YEARS AND THE LATTER 20 YEARS

Pedestal
WILLIAM HULME, GENT
DIED APRIL 30th 1799 AGED 55 YEARS
NANCY HIS RELICT ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE THOS TONKEN, ESQ POST CAPTAIN
IN THE ROYAL NAVY DIED 21st DEC 1820
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE
WILLIAM HENRY THEIR SON DIED AN INFANT 1794

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd October 1793
William Hulme, Esquire of Brompton
   Desires to be buried in a strong lead coffin in the vault with his late wife in Gillingham church.
   William Hulme of Bread Street Hill, City of London, Merchant and his now wife, Mary are executors, to them, £500 4% Bank of England Annuities, upon trust. They are to purchase another £500 of 4% annuities out of his personal estate, upon trust; they to pay income of £500 to William Hulme of Dunstable, for life. After his death, then to testator’s wife, for ever.
   Residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, and real estate, to his wife, for ever.
   Witnesses: Catherine Edwards, Jane Davies and E.J. Twopenny

Affidavit 31st July 1799
   His widow, Nancy is sworn, she found will in a chest in their bedroom. Three lines which are crossed out were in that condition when she found the will.
   Proved 2nd August 1799

653.   White Marble Tablet, North Wall

THE REVEREND THOMAS TONKEN HULME
A.B. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
FIFTH SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND NANCY HULME
DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1822 AGED 24 YEARS

654.   Marble Obelisk, with Arms and motto, "In Caelo Quies", North Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY BOYS, ESQ
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ANCIENT AND RESPECTABLE FAMILY OF THE NAME
IN THIS COUNTY
AND LIEUT COLONEL OF HIS MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINE FORCES
HE DIED AT BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
ON THE 16th DAY OF DECEMBER 1822 AGED 61 YEARS
LEAVING HIS WIFE AND NINE CHILDREN TO LAMENT THE LOSS
OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE AND INDULGENT HUSBAND AND FATHER
DURING 44 YEARS SPENT IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
HE ACTED WITH THAT STEADY ATTENTION TO DISCIPLINE WHICH ANSWERED RESPECT
WHILE SUAVITY OF MANNERS TO HIS EQUALS AND BENEVOLENCE TO HIS INFERIORS
RENDERED HIM ESTEEMED AND BELOVED THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW (One Line)
ELIZABETH RELICT OF THE ABOVE
AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ADMIRAL SIR HENRY HARVEY K.B.
DIED AT ROCHESTER ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1850
AGED 80 YEARS
IN THE ADJACENT CHURCHYARD ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN
EDWARD SMITH AND AMELIA HARVEY
ANOTHER SON WILLIAM HENRY DIED AT PORTSMOUTH
ON THE 5th OF FEBRUARY 1798 AGED 2 MONTHS
AND WAS BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD
OF ST. THOMAS IN THAT PLACE

655.   White Marble Diamond shaped Tablet, with Scroll, on Bluish Grey Marble

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN
FIFTH DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE LIEUT COLONEL BOYS
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIDOW
SHE DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
ON THE 1st SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 25 YEARS
HER REMAINS
ARE DEPOSITED IN
THE ADJOINING CHURCHYARD

Scroll
PIOUS
DUTIFUL
AFFECTIONATE
SHE BELIEVED IN THE TRIUNE GOD

656.   White Marble Tablet, Gold Letters, Urn, on Bluish Grey Obelisk

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
OCTAVIA HARVEY
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE LIEUT COLONEL BOYS
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIDOW
SHE DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS JULY 27th 1833 AGED 20 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE ADJACENT CHURCHYARD
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart,
For they shall see God"

657.   White Marble on Black Marble Backing, North Arcade

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
KATHERINE
WIFE OF SAMUEL BAKER, ESQ OF DARLAND IN THIS PARISH
IN TESTIMONY OF THAT CONJUGAL AFFECTION AND FRIENDSHIP
WITH WHICH FOR FORTY THREE YEARS THEY WERE MUTUALLY BLESSED
AFTER A LIFE PASSED IN THE DISCHARGE OF EVERY MORAL AND
RELIGIOUS DUTY SHE DIED JULY 12th 1830 AGED 66 YEARS
HER REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED
WITH THOSE OF HER DAUGHTER SARAH AND HER SON ROBERT
IN THE TOMB IN THE ADJOINING CHANCEL
WITH THEM ALSO REST THOSE OF THE ABOVE NAMED
SAMUEL BAKER, ESQ
WHO CLOSED A LIFE EMINENTLY CONSPICUOUS FOR
INTEGRITY, PHILANTHROPY AND UTILITY
ON THE 5th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 75 YEARS

658.   Marble Tablet, South Arcade

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REVD ROWLAND GROVE CURTOIS, D.D.
LATE CHAPLAIN TO THE FORCES
IN THIS GARRISON
INCUMBANT OF HANNAY, LINCOLNSHIRE
AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF CORPUS CHRISTI, OXFORD
WHO DIED AT NILE TERRACE, ROCHESTER
JANUARY 23rd 1849
AGED 62 YEAR
HIS SURVIVING WIDOW MARY CURTOIS
ERECTED THIS TABLET
AS A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION TO THE MEMORY OF A HUSBAND
WHO WAS UNIVERSALLY BELOVED AND RESPECTED

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st May 1843
Rev Rowland Curtois, D.D. of Rochester, Chaplain to H.M. Forces
   To wife Mary, all ready money, money in bank, dividends due. She is to pay debts, except mortgage, and funeral costs, and household furniture , linen, china, glass, wines, carriage, horses, portrait of the late Robert Farquller, Esq, silver tankard with crest of Farquller family, absolutely.
   Also plate, books, pictures and prints, except above portrait and tankard, for life. After her death, then shared equally by his two sons.
   His farm called Beluncle at Hoo, occupied by John Pearce the Elder, his orchard called Shotterson in Gillingham, to son George, for ever, subject to a mortgage on it for £3,733 15s and £828, also subject to payment of £1, 064 12s borrowed by testator of the trustees of the will of General David Latimer Widdrington, towards payment for Beluncle. Also to son George, £500. His freeholds in Hidbrook, Lincolnshire, occupied by William Houldon, to son Rowland. Residue shared between his sons, if both died under 21, his wife to receive rents for life. After her death, to the children of his brother, Peregrine of Lanaretville, near Boston, shared equally.
   His wife, Rev Henry Widdrington of Bath, Adolphus Latimer Widdrington, Captain 73rd Regiment of Foot and George Murray late of Chichester are executors and guardians of his children during their minority.
   Witnesses: B. Holme of New Inn, John Gaskin, his Clerk

Codicil 18th December 1844
   He has purchased from the trustees of the will of Thomas Comport, late of Hoo, several pieces of land, (24 acres), adjoining Beluncle, this to son George, subject to a loan of £900 borrowed from the trustees of General Widdrington, also the sums mentioned before for the purchase of Beluncle.
   Witnesses: As above

Codicil 12th April 1846
   Adolphus Widdrington is too unwell to act as an executor. In his place, Stephen Jennings Swayne of Rochester, M.D. is appointed.
   Witnesses: B. Holme and N.B. Young, both of New Inn

Codicil 4th January 1849
   To youngest son Rowland, £300, now on bond to the trustees of Marlborough College for 10 years at 5% per annum. This to be added to previous income for his maintenance and education.
   Witnesses: Alfred Halmer? of Rochester and Sarah Jackson, Rochester

Affidavit 21st march 1849
   Mary Curtois, widow, is sworn. The codicils were her husband’s intentions and he was of sound mind when he made them. She knows of no other codicil.
   Stephen Swayne is also sworn. He was well acquainted with testator, he was his doctor during his last illness. He was with when he made the last codicil, having written will in mistake for codicil.
   Proved 28th March 1849 power reserved to George Murray

659.   Small White Marble Tablet on Black Base

IN THE BLESSED HOPE
OF THE RESURRECTION TO LIFE ETERNAL
REPOSING IN THE VAULT BENEATH
THE REMAINS OF LOUISA GEORGINA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE REVD ROWLAND CURTOIS, D.D.
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
LT. GEN. SIR D.L.T. WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1836
AGED 40

660.   White Marble Urn shaped Tablet

IN A VAULT IN THE CHANCEL
ARE DEPOSITED
TOGETHER WITH THOSE OF HER SISTER LOUISA GEORGINA CURTOIS
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
EMMA MATILDA
THIRD DAUGHTER OF
LIEUT GENERAL SIR DAVID LATIMER TINLING WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
BORN JULY 1st 1800
DIED MARCH 24th 1837
IN TESTIMONY OF THE MANY VIRTUES
AND ENDEARING QUALITIES OF A BELOVED CHILD
A BEREAVED FATHER HAS CAUSE THIS TABLET
TO BE ERECTED TO HER MEMORY

661.   White Marble Tablet, North Arcade

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE C. WIDDRINGTON CURTOIS
LIEUTENANT IN HER MAJESTY’S 63rd
(WEST SUFFOLK) REGIMENT
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
REVEREND R.G. CUTOIS, D.D.
AND GRANDSON OF THE LATE
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
SIR D.L. TINLING WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
HE WAS KILLED AT THE
BATTLE OF INKERMAN
ON THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 25
ERECTED AS ATOKEN OF AFFECTION
BY HIS ATTACHED STEPMOTHER

662.   White Marble Tablet on Black Ground

TO THE MEMORY OF
NEIL THOMSON, ESQ
PURSER IN HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY
OBT 28th AUGUST 1801
AETAT 74
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE SON
HENRY THOMSON

663.   White Marble Tablet with Arms

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JULIA HELEN TAPLEY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM TAPLEY, ESQ, M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 16th 1842 AGED 24 YEARS
"A Weeping Father mourns thy loss,
Yet Faith points to yon sky,
And bid him view his Angel Child,
In Glory robed on High"

664.   White Marble Tablet, North Arcade

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY LIARDET
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN FREDERICK LIARDET
OF THE MARINES
DIED 18th DECEMBER 1800
AGED 38 YEARS
SHE WAS AN EXEMPLARY WIFE,
AND EXCELLENT MOTHER
AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN
HER VIRTUES WILL OUTLIVE THIS MONUMENT
THEY ARE ENGRAVED IN THE HEARTS OF THE POOR
IN THE BRIGHT CHARACTERS OF PIOUS CHARITY
"What is this World, thy school of Misery,
Our only Lesson is to learn to Suffer,
And he who knows not what, was born
For nothing" Young

665.   White Marble Tablet, Grey Pilasters

IN MEMORY OF FRANCES MARSH WIFE OF
WM MARSH, ESQ OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE, MIDDX
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN GRAHAM, ESQ
OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL AT CALCUTTA
WAS BORN (IN BENGAL) 15th JUNE 1770
AND DIED 5th APRIL 1805 LEAVING FOUR CHILDREN
WILLIAM, FRANCES MARY, MARY AND
GEORGINA NELSON
ALSO IN MEMORY OF THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER
FRANCES MARY
BORN 14th AUGUST 1797 DIED 2nd MAY 1818
ALSO WILLIAM ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th SEPTEMBER 1824
AGED 29 YEARS
AND MARY SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1839
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO GEORGINA NELSON MARSH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
BORN DECEMBER 1800 DIED MARCH 1861

666.   White Marble and Grey Tablet

ANNE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE MARSH OF BLACKHEATH
ESQ DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th OF AUGUST 1777
IN THE 18th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Farewell dear Maid of modest worth possessed,
With Virtue, Sense and Genius richly Blest,
Farewell my child till Happier Times arrive,
When thy Fair form shall from the Dust revive,
If Worthy Judg’d thy Joyful Father then,
To his Fond Breast shall clasp his Child again"
ANNE WIFE OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ AND MOTHER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED ANNE DIED THE 1st OF APRIL 1784
AGED 63 YEARS
GEORGE MARSH JUNIOR, ESQ PROCTOR IN DOCTORS
COMMONS SON OF THE AFOREMENTIONED GEORGE AND
ANNE MARSH DIED THE 14th OF JULY 1790
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HIS AGE
AMELIA WIFE OF WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ (THE SURVIVING SON
OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
GEORGE AND ANNE MARSH ) AND ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT, ESQ OF WOODCOTT PARK SURREY
DIED (UNLAMENTED ONLY WHERE UNKNOWN)
THE 5th OF JULY 1793 AGED 28 YEARS
LEAVING FIVE CHILDREN, NAMELY ARTHUR CUTHBERT, AMELIA, GEORGE
ANNE AND SARAH THE LATTER OF WHOM DIED THE 14th OF AUGUST 1793
AGED 5 MONTHS AND IS BURIED IN THIS CHURCH WITH HER MOTHER
(Post Connolly)
ALSO ANNE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM AND AMELIA MARSH
BORN DECEMBER 21st 1788 DIED AUGUST 25th 1861
ALSO OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ 2nd SON OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 30th 1868 IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th February 1787
George Marsh the Younger, Esquire, of Doctors Common, London
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, freeholds and leaseholds in Chatham and Gillingham, and pieces of woodland in Luton, Chatham, to friend Henry Stevens, Esq, who is to sell his freeholds. Personal estate and effects and proceeds of above, to Henry Stevens, upon trust, to invest in annuities during the life of Mary Boyher, otherwise Marsh, and Frances Boyher, her sister; two thirds of the income to Mary and one third to Frances, the whole to the survivor.
   He desires them to live together. Henry Stevens is executor.
   Witnesses: Walter Wright, George Byworth and Edward Tohler, all of Doctors Common
   Proved 2nd October 1790
Henry Stevens has renounced as executor. Administration granted to William Marsh and Henry Creed, creditors. The sisters Mary and Frances Boyher have also renounced.

667.   White Marble Tablet with Crest

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
FORMERLY OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE IN THE COUNTY
OF MIDDLESEX LATE OF YORK GATE
REGENT’S PARK
WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1846
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HIS THIRD WIFE
DAUGHTER OF LEONARD TRESILIAN, ESQ
WHO DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1838
AGED 69 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th May 1839
William Marsh of Blackheath Park
   Desires to be buried in family vault, at Gillingham.
   Everything to his daughter, Georgina Nelson Marsh, she Arthur Cuthbert Marsh and George Marsh, the latter at the Cape of Good Hope, are executors.
   Witnesses: Henry Sharnell?, Surgeon and John Speer, Servant to Mr Marsh

Codicil 19th may 1839
    He is in several cases either a trustee of mortgagee, all of this estate to son Arthur, already appointed an executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Sharnell and Helen Williams

Codicil 3rd August 1843
   He has made daughter Georgina sole residuary legatee, now son Arthur is joint legatee.
  Witnesses: I cannot read names !

Affidavit
   Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Easthampton, Watford, (testator late of York Gate, Regent’s Park), is sworn. He found will and codicils in a box in testator’s bedroom. The date of the will is correct. The second codicil refers to a will of 19th May 1840, this was a mistake by testator. He found the documents with the date as they now appear.
   Henry Sharnell of Blackheath, is sworn. He is one of surviving witnesses. He was present when the will was signed by testator and witnesses, all in each other’s presence.
   Proved 27th March 1846

668.   White and Grey Tablet

TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL
OFFICERS AND COMMISSIONERS OF HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY
WHO DIED THE 27th DAY OF OCTOBER 1800 AGED 78 YEARS
HE SERVED IN VARIOUS NAVAL DEPARTMENTS UPWARDS OF 64 YEARS
WITH UNEFATIGLE ATTENTION
AND FIDELITY WAS APPOINTED IN 1763 ONE
OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR VICTUALLING HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY AND BY THE
KING’S COMMAND IN CONSEQUENCE
OF THE RECOMMENDATION TO HIS MAJESTY
BY THE EARL OF EGREMONT UPON HIS
LORDSHIP’S RETIRING FROM OFFICE AND SIGNIFIED
TO HIM BY THE EARL OF SANDWICH THEN FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY IN
OCTOBER 1772 A COMMISSIONER OF THE NAVY
PRUDENCE, EQUITY AND ORDER WERE SEEN IN ALL HIS CONDUCT,
AND TEMPERANCE WAS THE COMPANION OF HIS
LIFE
CHARITY, HUMANITY AND BENEVOLENCE WERE ALWAYS UPPERMOST IN HIS
HEART
FOR THESE PURPOSES HE LIMITED HIS OWN DESIRE AND EXPENCES
WHICH PRODUCED THE SUBLIMEST OF ALL SATISFACTION AN INDEPENDENCE
IN HIS SOUL SUPERIOR TO ALL CONTINGENCES AND OPENED
THE SOURCE FROM WHENCE THE NOBLEST OF ALL EARTHLY
ENJOYMENTS ARE DERIVED
HE POSSESSED GOOD HEALTH CHERFUL SPIRITS AND A LARGE SHARE
OF HAPPINESS BUT NEVERTHELESS HE DID NOT NEGLECT THE
MOST MATERIAL OF ALL CONCERNS FOR PREPARING HIMSELF
FOR HIS CERTAIN DISSOLUTION BY DAILY KNEELING
AND OFFERING PRAISES TO HIM FOR THESE
BLESSINGS WHOSE THRONE IS UNIVERSAL
AND WHO SEETH IN
SECRET

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th September 1799
George Marsh, Esquire, a Principal Officer and Commissioner of H.M. Navy
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, to John Marsh one of the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy and James Morrison of the Tower of London, Esquire, £160 per annum Bank Annuities, part of a sum of £180, upon trust. £50 of this to be paid to sister, Mary Duval, for life; £60 to be paid to Mary Paterson wife of Captain Gilbert Paterson, Royal Marines, for life; £50 to be paid to Elsworth Roy, now living with him, for life. £10, remainder of the £160, to Ann Moore, his cook, for life.
   To Elizabeth Clapp, £100 and the same sum to James Morrison the Elder.
   To Dodson George Hure son of Sir George Hure, Baronet, £100; to godson George Marsh, son of John Marsh, £100; to Francis Marsh of Woovil near Gosport, £100; to Ann and Mary Paterson daughters of Captain Paterson, £50 each; to Ann Thorpe, formerly his servant, who resides with her brother, [      ] Metcalfe, Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, £20.
   Residue to son William for ever. Son William is executor.
   Witnesses: William Batleu, George Atkins and Tristram Everest
   Proved 15th November 1800

669.   White Marble Tablet on Black Ground, South Arcade

IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR CUTHBERT MARSH
OF EASTBURY, HERTFORDSHIRE
BORN JULY 1786 DIED AT EASTBURY DECEMBER 1849
ARTHUR MARSH ELDEST SON OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT
MARSH AND OF HIS WIFE ANNE MARSH
BORN AUGUST 1824 DIED AUGUST 1824
MARTIN WILLIAM JAMES MARSH
ONLY SURVIVING SON OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT MARSH
AND OF HIS WIFE ANNE MARSH
BORN AUGUST 1825 DIED AT ATHENS AUGUST 1846
(Post Connolly)
ALSO OF
ELIZA LOUISA MARSH CALDWELL
BORN JULY 8th 1818
DIED MARCH 28th 1913
GEORGINA AMELIA MARSH CALDWELL
BORN NOVEMBER 13th 1820
DIED MARCH 12th 1900
ROSAMUND JANE MARSH CALDWELL
BORN JULY 3rd 1823
DIED APRIL 9th 1911
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE ARTHUR CUTHBERT
MARSH AND ANNE HIS WIFE
THEY DIED AT LINLEY WOOD
AND ARE BURIED AT YALKE, STAFFORDSHIRE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th June 1842
Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Eastbury, Hertfordshire
   All real estate and personal estate to wife Anne, absolutely. All property invested in him as trustee or by mortgage, to wife, according to the nature of the trusts. His wife is executor.
   Witnesses: L. Wynne, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Race Hooper, Clerk to Messrs Delmar and Wynne.
   Proved 13th April 1850

670.   White Marble Tablet

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LT COLONEL JOHN BELL DUNSTERVILLE
LATE OF THE HONOURABLE
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY’S SERVICE
AT BOMBAY
WHO DIED SUDDENLY AT MALIGAUM
IN THE EAST INDIES
ON THE 7th OF JULY1833
IN THE 48th YEAR OF HIS AGE

671.   White Marble Shield  (The last of Connolly’s Transcriptions)

IN MEMORY OF
MICHAEL AUSTIN
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1844
AETAT 72
AND OF MARY ANNE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1827
AETAT 51
THEIR REMAINS ARE INTERRED
IN THIS CHURCHYARD
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
AS A MARK OF RESPECT AND AFFECTION
BY THEIR SON
HORATIO THOMAS AUSTIN
THE ONLY SURVIVING
OF EIGHT CHILDREN

672.   Black Ledger in Nave   (Not Listed by Connolly, Recorded by John Thorpe, c. 1730)

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
JOHN GLOVER
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTY’S YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 7th 1724
AGED 53 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st February 1724
John Glover of Chatham, Master Mast Maker of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To George Marshall of Gillingham, all of his clothes; to Thomas Baker of Chatham, Shipwright, all pictures, clock, case models of ships, household goods in great and little parlour, silver tankard marked, I E B
   To Thomas Stanley of Chatham, Shipwright, household goods and furniture in two chambers and closet, except plate, silver tankard marked M.M. and leasehold house in St. Margaret’s, Rochester, occupied by Bullgar Smallwood; to Amy Hills, his servant, pewter, brass, copper and furniture in his kitchen and two pantries, all brewing utensils and goods in his wash house and cellar, all bottles and liquor, bottle rack and £20.
    His house with barn and stables and pieces of land in Hearnhill, occupied by William ( ? ) and other house and pieces of land also in Hearnhill, occupied by [     ] Pinn and house called the "Red Lyon" and pieces of land, again in Hearnhill, occupied by Ann Fordman, widow and his seven houses in Chatham, two of which are empty, occupied by William Mitchell, Thomas Delve, Henry Milbourn, [      ] Payning and [      ] [      ] and his own house in Chatham, plus three other houses and shop in Chatham, occupied by Thomas Seamore, John Dolby and Widow Creed and all other freeholds, to his two nieces, Hannah Mead, wife of Thomas Mead of Brumley, Middlesex, Butcher and Martha Hope of the City of London, widow, for ever, equally shared. They to pay out of some of this property, an annuity of £13 to Mary Marshall of Gillingham, widow, for life.
   Three leasehold houses and school house in Chatham, occupied by Peter Cullen, Widow Huckle and Stephen Dore, (probably Stephen Duer, who was a School Teacher), to Hannah Mead and Martha Hope, equally shared.
   Residue of ready money, investments, rings, plate, linen, woollen, bedding, pewter, brass, household goods and personal estate, not already bequeathed, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to Hannah Mead and Martha Hope, equally shared, the latter two are executors.
   Witnesses: P. Collen, Stephen Duer and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 20th May 1724

POST CONNOLLY MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

673.   White Marble Tablet (North Arcade/Angle of Chancel, Above his Parent’s Monument)

IN MEMORY OF
A ZEALOUS, EXCELLENT OFFICER
A TRUE AND KIND HEARTED MAN
WHO RAISED HIMSELF TO A HIGH POSITION IN THE NAVY
BY MERITORIOUS CONDUCT AND ENTIRE DEVOTION TO DUTY
VICE ADMIRAL
SIR HORATIO THOMAS AUSTIN
K. C. B.
BORN 10th MARCH A.D. 1800 DIED 16th NOV 1865
HIS BODY WAS INTERRED IN KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
ERRECTED IN TESTMONY
OF HIS HONOURABLE CHARACTER AND PUBLIC SERVICE
BY HIS NAVAL FRIENDS AND BROTHER OFFICERS

674.   Brass Plate, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR F. BRIETZCKE
DIED 20th DEC 1874 AGED 24 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE ADJOINING CEMETERY

675.   Under Stained Glass Window

THESE WINDOWS WERE PAINTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN WIFE OF CHARLES R. CHEFFINS
AND OF THEIR SON GEORGE ARTHUR STANLEY
CAPTAIN IN THE 1st KENT VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY

Mary Ann Cheffins died 5th April 1891
George Arthur Stanley Cheffins died 8th October 1898

676.   Brass Plate on Black Marble, South Wall

THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER OF THIS CHURCH
IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE
LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD METCALFE GRAIN
MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED) ROYAL ENGINEERS
BORN 20th MARCH 1829 DIED 13th JUNE 1884
BY HIS WIDOW ELIZABETH MARY GRAIN OF
COURT LODGE, GILLINGHAM, DECEMBER 1887

677.   Under Rumney Window, North wall

THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RUMNEY OF STUBBIN’S HOUSE, LANCASHIRE
BY HIS DAUGHTER ANNIE OBIT AUGUST 11th 1882

678.   Brass Plate on Black Marble Backing, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
SAPPER H. SKITCH, R. E.
H.M.S. HOOD
ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT GILLINGHAM
28th AUGUST 1875 AGED 28 YEARS
ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. HOOD

679.   Brass Tablet, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED STUMP OF BROMPTON, KENT, BUILDER
TO WHOSE CARE AND ABILITY IN HIS CALLING
THIS RESTORED CHURCH BEARS WITNESS
UNSPARING OF HIMSELF, EVEN IN SICKNESS
HE SURVIVED TO COMPLETE THIS WORK AND DIED
JUNE 10th 1869 AGED 49 YEARS
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"

680.  Brass Plate, South Wall

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ALFRED TUCKER
SERGEANT 9th BATTALION ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
FOR FIFTEEN YEARS A TEACHER IN THE CHURCH
SCHOOL AND LAY READER AT HEMPSTEAD MISSION
DIED 15th APRIL 1915 AGED 37 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS COLLEGUES AND FRIENDS IN MEMORY
OF HIS DEVOTED SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PARISH
INTERRED AT WANDSWORTH CEMETERY

681.   First World War Memorial, South Wall

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1914 - 1918

W. J. ASSITER
C. W. BALDWIN
G. BASKERVILLE
H. BECK
H. C. BILLS
P. W. BILLS
W. J. BOWRING
C. BRISTOW
W. V. BROMLEY
G. K. BROWN
C. A. BURTON
I. CARR
F. J. CHARLTON
T. T. COCKRAN
T. E. COLLETT
C. COLLINS
L. COOMBE
W. J. COVINGTO
G. COX
E. H. CRUMPTON
G. DAMPIER
C. F. FORD
A. E. FRENCH
H. R. FRIDAY
R. W. GARNHAM
C. GITTINGS
W. J. M. GREEN
A. GRIFFITHS
A. GALLIVAN
C. HALL
W. W. HAMILTON
H. HAMMANS
W. J. HARBOUR
G. HARLE
H. M. HINBEST
A. J. JACOBS
R. L. JENNINGS
W. S. JOHNSON
S. JOHNSON
S. KENT
H. G. KINGSTAND
W. H. KIRBY
E. J. A. LLEWHELLIN
A. W. LOWES
M. W. LOY
G. W. LYON
W. W. MALLETT
W. MASON
P. A. MILTON
W. S. MUNDEN
J. F. MYERS
A. NASH
R. C. NOAKES
H. B. PATERSON
R. PIKE
E. J. PIPER
G. PITTOCK
J. A. PITTOCK
R. PUTTERIL
R. READER
H. RICHARDS
W. ROSE
H. SAVAGE
R. SKEAT
F. SWINDELL
L. SYCAMORE
H. J. TERRY
ALF TUCKER
A. TUCKER
S. TURNER
G. R. WALKER
R. J. WALKER
A. WEBB
W. J. WEBB
H. WELLER
W. WHITE
G. H. WHITTELL
A. WILLINGHAM
J. WOODING
A. WORSFORD

GIVE PEACE IN OUR TIME O LORD

 

MONUMENTS MISSING BEFORE CONNOLLY’S TIME - RECORDED BY BAPTISTE TUFTON 
   IN THE 17th CENTURY AND JOHN THORPE IN THE 18th CENTURY





682a.Brass on Ledger, Grange chapel

Portrait of Jone in a Winding Sheet, also 4 sons and 4 daughters depicted

HERE LIETH JONE BAMME SUMTYME THE WYFE OF RICHARD BAMME SQUYER
AND DOUGHTER OF JOHN MARTYN SUMTYME CHEFE JUGE OF THE COMMON PLACE AND MODIR UNTO JOHN BAMME THE WHICHE LIETH AS YT APPERITH
ON THE NORTH SYDE OF THIS CHAPELL THE WHICHE JONE DIED THE XV DAY
OF JANUARY IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD MCCCCXXXI
ON WHOSE SOULE JESU HAVE MERCY AMEN

682b.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of a Man and Woman from waist up

HIC JACENT ROBERTUS BEAUFITZ ET SARA UXOR EJUS QUI ROBERTUS
OBIIT ANNO DOMINI MCCCLXX ET DICTA SARA OBIIT ANNO MCCCLXXXXV
QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICIETUR DEUS

683.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of a Man and Woman, he with a Lion
Couchant at his feet, she a small Dog with collar of Bells

Inscription around border

CY GISENT JOHN BEAUFITZ QUI MORUST LE XXV JOUR DEL
MOYS DE NOVEMBRE L’AN DE DIEU MIL CCCCXXVII ET
ISABELLE SA FEMME QUE MORUST LE XXX JOUR DEL MOIS
DE DECEMBRE L’AN DE DIEU MIL CCCCXIX JRSU NOSTRE
SAUVEUR DE SA GRANDE PITE DE LEURS ALMES EIT MERCY AMEN

From his mouth "IN DEO SPERAVI", from her "FILI DEI MISERI NOSTRI"

684.   Brass in Grange Chapel

Portrait of Man in Priest’s Robes, Cross Backing

HIC JACET MAGISTER WILLIELMUS BEAUFITZ QUI OBIIT XIX DIE MENSIS
MAII ANNO DOMINI MCCCCXXXIII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS

Around the Border

ES TESTIS CHRISTE QUOD NON JACET HIC LAPIS ISTE
CORPUS UT ORNETUR SED SPIRTUS UT MEMORETUR
HINC TU QUI TRASIS MEDIUS MAGNUS PUER AN SIS
PRO ME SUNDE PRECES QUIA SIC MIHI SIT VENIE SPES

685.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of Man and a Woman, Seven Sons and Five Daughters

HIC JACET JOHANNES FILIUS JOHANNIS BEAUFITZ ARMIGERI ET
ALICIA UXOR EJUS QUI QUIDEMJOHANNES OBIIT XXV DIE MENSIS
NOVEMBRIS ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCCXXXIII LITERA DOMINICALI
D ET DICTA ALICIA OBIIT [ ] DIE MENSIS [ ] ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO
CCCC [ ] QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICIETUR DEUS AMEN AMEN

Under his figure a Lion Couchant, under her a small Dog with Collar of Bells

686.   Brass Plate on Ledger, Nave

Brass Portraits of Godfray and Two Wives and 30 Children, Missing by 1616

OF YOUR CHARITIE PRAY FOR THE SOULLES OF WILLIAM GODFRAY
JOHANE AND MARION HIS WIFFS THE WHICHE WILLIAM DEPARTED
THIS TRANSITORY LYFF THE [       ] DAY OF [       ]
THE YERE OF OURE LORD GOD MVXXV* AND THE SAID JOHANE
DESESED THE V DAY OF NOVEMBRE IN THE YERE OF OURE LORD
GOD MVLXXXXIX (sic) AND THE SAIDE MARION DECESSID THE [ ]
DAY OF [ ] IN THE YERE OF OURE LORDE GOD MVXX[ ]
ON WHOSE SOULLIS JESU HAVE MERCY
*Corrected

687.   Ledger in the Nave

HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM MANSERTHE
YOUNGEST SON OF
RICHARD MANSERTH
OF GILLINGHAM GENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL
ANNO DOMINI 1653
BEING AGED 42 YEARS

688.    Ledger, near the latter

[       ] OF [       ]
FRANCES WIFE OF
WILLIAM MANSERTHE
[        ]

689.   Ledger, Grange Chapel

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DOROTHY PAYNETER WYDOWE
LATE WYFE OF
WILLIAM PAYNETER ESQUIER DECEASED
SHE DYED THE NYNETEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER
1617
BEING 80 YEARES OF AGE

Index of Names - from gravestones only

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

Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689 

Names Index
ABBS 92
ACWORTH 621
ADAMS 19, 20, 35, 123
AGGAR 296
AITKIN 528
ALLAN 649
ALLEME 187
ALLEN 121
ALLEYNE 620
AMATUCK 96
ANDERSON 335, 402, 611
ANDREWS 34, 457
ANSELL 350
ARCHER 452
ARLIDGE 441
ARMSTRONG 454
ASHDOWN 326
ASHLY 211
ASSITER 681
AUSTIN 273, 309, 671, 673
AYERST 124, 316

BADNER 452
BAGGE 79
BAIKIE 169,
BAILIE 153
BAIRD 238

BAKER 628, 657
BALDOCK 445
BALDWIN 204, 681
BALE 520
BALL 304
BAMME 682a
BANES 57, 68, 70-72, 193
BANFIELD 228
BARLOW 645
BARNICOAT 88
BARNS 219
BARRON 194
BARTHOLOMEW 308
BASKERVILLE 681
BASSETT 98
BATCHELDER 572
BATTINE 213
BATTY 102, 109
BEALE 93
BEAR 98
BEAUFITZ 683, 684, 685
BEAUMONT 371, 456
BEBLER 26
BECK 681
BEDDEK 318
BEDWELL 596
BELL 276, 277, 557
BENNETT 541
BENSTED 387, 388, 396
BENTINCK 216
BENTLEY 337
BIGG 246
BILLOPP 512
BILLS 681
BISHOP 360
BLACK 46, 148
BLAKMORE 562
BLENKINSOP 188
BOWDER 523, 526
BOWEN 416
BOWER 299, 323, 327, 506
BOWRING 681
BOYS 21
BOYS 654, 655, 656
BRADFORD 333
BRADLEY 334
BRAMSTON 568
BRAY 480
BREAREY 141
BREGGE 622
BRETT 129, 641
BRICE 60
BRIDGE 477
BRIETZEHE 87
BRIGS 525
BRISTOW 438, 681
BROAD 300
BROADBELT 464
BROCKLEBANK 558
BROMLEY 681
BROOKER 161
BROOKING 209
BROOKS 3
BROTHERSON 191
BROWN 175, 192
BROWN 681
BROWNING 368
BROXHOLM 623
BRYANT 536
BUCK 200
BUCKINGHAM 597
BULFILL 376
BULL 225, 261
BULLBROOK 207
BURFORD 224
BURR 548
BURRILL 531
BURROWS 3
BURTON 681
BUSWELL 328
BUTLER 15
BUTTON 493
BYHAM 229
BYNG 335
Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689
CALDWELL 669
CAMPBELL 140
CARDWELL 297
CAREY 226
CARPENTER 346, 643
CARR 142
CARR 681
CARRICK 565
CARTER 24, 110-112, 164
CATT 492
CATTARNS 150
CAZENEUVE 460
CHADDOCK 106
CHALK 162
CHAMBERS 94, 97
CHANTLER 81
CHAPELL 542
CHAPMAN 205, 249
CHARLES 234
CHARLTON 681
CHARNOCK 583
CHEFFINS 675
CHENOWETH 168
CHESHIRE 2
CHESTER 85
CHEWTER 363
CHILD 380
CHILES 294, 302
CLARK 179
CLARK 369
CLATWORTHY 478
CLEMENTS 161, 162
CLIFFORD 105
CLIFTON 265
CLYVE 630
COCKRAN 681
COFFIN 12
COLBY 642
COLLENS 78
COLLETT 681
COLLEY 242
COLLINS 257, 262, 681
COMPTON 76, 77
COOK 528
COOKE 460
COOMBE 681
COOMBER 100
COOPER 312, 382, 453
CORDWELL 123
COUCHMAN 18
COUVES 59
COVINGTO 681
COWARD 275
COWCRAFT 316
COWD 415
COWDRY 163
COX 174, 681
COXWELL 219, 220
CREAG 563
CREED 71
CRESSFELL 118
CRESSFIELD 119
CRITTALL 223
CROCKFORD 92
CROWHURST 9, 28, 29, 297, 513
CRUMPTON 681
CUCKOW 459
CURRY 325
CURTOIS 658, 659, 660, 661
CUTHBERT 666, 668, 669
 J. D. 617
DADD 102, 260, 261, 262
DADLY 106
DALGETY 267
DALRYMPLE 333
DAMES 48
DAMPIER 681
DANN 313, 452, 527
DANTER 410
DARLING 6
DAVIDSON 76
DAVIS 590
DAVRELL 58
DE COURCEY 321
DEAN 405
DEATH 288
DELISLE 348
DENNETT 472
DENTON 139
DERBY 623
DESKFORD 234
DICE 628
DIXON 567
DODGIN 424
DONLEVY 169
DOWNES 169
DRAKE 543
DRAWBRIDGE 13, 651
DRAYSON 183
DRUMMOND 540
DUBBINS 271
DULVEY 322
DUNBAR 390, 391
DUNK 364
DUNSTERVILLE 276, 670
DURHAM 482
DYER 363

EALDEN 420
EALES 507
EASTWOOD 578
EDE 334
EDGCUMBE 504
EDWARDS 390
ELLINGTON 316
ELLIOTT 94
ELLIS 517
ELLIS 99, 160
ELPHICK 144
ELRINGTON 463
ENDEDINE 190
ENGLISH 330
ESDALE 522
ESSEX 492
EVE 547
EVERETT 253

Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689

FAIRFAX 244
FALSHAM 23
FANSHAW 333
FARE 39
FARLEY 3
FENNELL 618
FENNING 375
FENWICK 252
FERGUE 576
FIELD 492
FIELD 62
FISHLEIGH 349
FITZHERBERT 309
FITZPATRICK 203
FLANAGAN 221
FLANDER 248
FLASHMAN 143
FLOOD 222
FORBES 13, 14
FORD 681
FORDHAM 483, 484
FOSTER 324
FOWLE 571
FRAMES 236
FRASER 95
FREARNE 639
FREDERICK 503
FREELAND 135, 136
FRENCH 298, 681
FRICKER 450
FRIDAY 681
FRITH 516
FROUD 600
FRY 303
FRYER 399
FRYER 428
FULLAGAR 74,293,294,376
FULLER 25, 609
FURMANGER 285

GALLIVAN 681
GARDENER 421
GARNHAM 681
GARTH 289
GASCOIGNE 537
GATTON 371
GERRARD 341
GIFFORD 446, 60
GILBERT 250
GILLETT 274
GITTINGS 681
GLASIER 118
GLENIE 257
GLOVER 314, 672
GODFRAY 686
GOOCH 624
GOODES 512
GOODING 514
GORMAN 280, 534
GOULDING 632, 634
GOVLDING 634
GOWER 275
GRACE 395
GRAHAM 373, 665
GRAIN 676
GRANT 198, 437
GRATH 134
GRAY 608
GREEN 256, 270, 332
GREEN 442, 584, 681
GREENSWORD 533
GREGORY 471
GREGORY 52
GRIFFITH 254
GRIFFITHS 591, 681
GROOMBRIDGE 453
GROVE 658
GULLEY 436
GUNTER 391
HADDON 558, 559
HAITE 306, 562
HALFHEAD 403
HALL 301, 386, 681
HALLIFAX 104
HAMBLY 597
HAMILTON 33, 427, 681
HAMMANS 681
HAMMOND 11
HANDLY 189
HANDRYN 173
HARBOUR 681
HARDIN 582
HARDING 99, 197
HARDINGE 489
HARLE 681
HARMAN 619
HARNESS 394
HARPER 612
HARRINGTON 566
HART 86
HARTLEY 150, 380, 479
HARTNELL 176
HARVEY 654
HARWOOD 114
HASSARD 244
HAWARD 630, 636
HAYES 461
HAYWARD 240, 630, 631
HEATLEY 12
HELLYER 30, 31
HERRINGTON 361, 362
HERRIOT 401
HEWARD 631
HEWITT 384
HILDER 400
HILLAS 377
HILLS 529
HILLYER 473

HINBEST 681
HINDES 612
HINDS 290
HINTON 292
HITCHCOCK 17
HOAR 603
HODGEDOTT 172
HODGSKIN 26, 315
HODSHON 336
HOGARTH 154
HOGBEN 131
HOLBRUN 507
HOLLINWORTH 398
HOLMDEN 166, 167
HONEY 206, 208
HOOKEY 435
HOOPER 241
HOPE 347
HOPPER 408
HOSIER 390, 391
HOSKIN 424
HOSKINGS 609
HOULDEN ? 385
HOUSTONNE 624
HOWARD 212
HOWELL 359, 498, 499
HOWES 170, 408
HUGGINS 67
HUGHES 223
HULME 652, 653
HUNT 255, 258
HUNT 382
HURD 539
HURST 172,
HURSY 400
HUTTON 608
HYDER 53

Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689 

INWOOD 357
IRYTZKOY 151
IVANOV 152

JACKSON 319
JACKSON 426
JACOB 606
JACOBS 681
JAMESON 51
JEFFERYS 471
JEFFRIES 146, 147
JENKINS 43
JENKINSON 623
JENNINGS 681
JENNIS 508, 509
JOHNSON 681
JOHNSTONE 169
JONES 103, 318, 356, 549
JORDAN 362
JOWLES 632, 633
JOYCE 116

KEARLY 127
KEMSLEY 4, 440
KENNETT 305, 377, 506
KENT 681
KEPPEL 242
KERR 414
KEYS 185
KIBBLE 202
KINCAID 306
KING 8, 217, 279
KINGSTAND 681
KIRBY 681
KNIGHT 216, 287
LADD 56
LAMPREY 12
LANE 4
LAREMAR 494, 496, 498-99
LARGE 351, 599
LARKIN 150, 171, 172, 470, 490, 491
LARMOTH 418
LAVERS 106
LAWRIE 243
LE FEBURE 1
LEADLEY 432
LEE 41, 563
LEESON 42
LEONARD 418
LESSLY 390
LETLEY 515
LEWIS 169, 502
LIARDET 664
LINDRIDGE 307
LLEWHELLIN 681
LOCK 438, 491
LONDON 5, 455, 592
LONG 44
LOVE 37
LOVETT 184
LOWES 681
LOY 681
LUFF 278
LUKE 422
LYON 681
MAC DONNEL 610
MACDONNELL 269
MACFARLANE 47
MACKAY 573
MADDOCKS 502
MADGSHON 647
MAIN 575
MAIR 465
MAITLAND 611
MALLETT 681
MANSER 615
MANSERTHE 687, 688
MARROTT 120
MARSH 665, 666, 667
MARSHALL 385, 530
MARTIN 69, 75, 265, 266, 284, 285, 295, 460
MASCALL 456
MASON 681
MATHESON 404
MATHIAS 21
MAYNARD 98, 620
MC MILLAN 177
MCKERLIE 412
MCLEAN 530
MEARNES 397
MEARS 223
MEHOYLE 564
MELLIN 125, 474
MENDS 416
MERYETT 85
METCALFE 676
MILES 485
MILLER 117, 323, 581
MILLIONS 321
MILTON 681

MITCHELL 248
MOIR 423
MOORE 149, 398
MORIARTY 534
MORRISS 16
MORSE 307
MORTIMER 358
MORTON 545
MOSELEY 603, 604
MOXON 393
MUDDELL 17
MUDDLE 159, 166, 167, 250
MULENDER 466
MUNDEN 681
MUNN 455
MURCHISON 370
MURPHY 354
MURRAY 462
MYERS 681
MYLES 66

NASH 403, 681
NAYLOR 130
NEAL 637
NELSON 510, 665
NEWBERRY 128
NEWCOMB 22
NEWNHAM 185, 605
NEWTON 511
NOAKES 681
NORRIS, 393
NORTH 593
NOTT 538
NOWELL 335
NURSEY 389

Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689 
OAKES 262
OAKLEY 590
OAKSHOTT 546
OBEN 12
ODELL 636
OGLE 339
OLLIS 272
ORPWOOD 453
ORTON 57
OSBORN 80
OSMER 33
OWDEN 173

PACK 588
PAGE 372
PALMAR 38, 305
PALMER 550, 551, 552, 553, 554
PANKHURST 186
PAPILLON 58
PARKER 537
PARKIN 648
PARRY 115
PASLEY 486
PASSBY 519
PATERSON 681
PAUL 64
PAYNE 3, 132, 180, 524
PAYNETER 629, 689
PEAKE 579

PEIRCE 69, 468, 492
PELLEN 242a
PENN 44
Pennington 38
PERCY 247
PERRY 110
PETER 365
PETT 268
PHILIPS 626
PHILLIPS 125, 249
PINCHES 232, 233
PINK 431
PHILPOTT 248
PICKMAN 460, 475
PIERCE 345, 455, 504
PIGOT 625
PIKE 171, 681
PIPER 63, 681
PITCHER 155
PITTOCK 681
PLANE 589
POPE 26, 235
PORTEOUS 444
POTTER 366, 367, 453
PRITTEY 320
PUDDOCK 514
PULLINGER 297
PURCELL 310
PUTTERIL 681

QUARME 390, 391
QUARRINGTON 138
QUARRINTON 453
QUINN 586

RADCLIFFE 624
RADFORD 638
RAIN 589
RAMAGE 82
RANDALL 392, 569
RAWLINSON 309
RAY 433
READER 681
REASON 602
REED 381, 497, 499
REINHARD 84
RHIND 169
RICH 173, 232
RICHARDS 106, 681
RICHARDSON 527
RICKETTS 396
RIORDAN 585
RITCHIE 374
RIXTON 549
ROBERTUS 682b
ROBINSON 10, 133
ROBSON 145
ROBY 23
ROCKCLIFFE 113
RODES 525
RODIGER 282
ROFFWAY 171
ROGERS 120
ROLLS 426
RONALDSON 269
ROOFE 282
ROONEY 354
ROPER 237, 409
ROSE 681
ROUND 594
ROWE 550
RUDYERD 488
RULE 592
RUMNEY 677
RUNDLE 463
RUSSELL 196, 556

Nos. 1-100    101-200    201-300    301-400    401-500    501-612    613-689 

SALMON 580
SAMPSON 304
SAMWELL 40
SANDHAM 49
SANDIERS 443
SANDS 446
SAVAGE 681
SAXTON 56
SAYERS 216
SAYWELL 50, 484
SCOTT 33, 462
SEATON 570
SELLERS 121
SEXTON 165
SHARP 446, 506
SHARPE 65, 345
SHEA 429
SHENNAN 231, 223, 223
SHEPPARD 521
SHINDLER 107, 462
SHRUBB 158
SIGGINS 407
SIMMONS 41, 45, 454, 627
SIMS 199
SISSELL 166
SKEAT 681
SKILLETT 562
SKITCH 678
SLADE 251
SMART 23, 501
SMITH 89, 115, 124, 169, 223, 351, 353, 419, 440, 476, 541, 560, 613
SMYTH 614
SOMMERVILLE 338
SOWTER 574
SPARKS 612
SPENCER 299
SPILSBURY 317
SPRAY 28, 120
SQUIRE 505
ST. JOHN 108
STAFF 137
STAMFORD 587
STANBRIDGE 282
STARKIE 430
STEELE 460
STEPHENS 562
STEVENSON 53
STONE 202
STRETON 594
STRONG 200
STROUD 598
STROVER 650
STUARTSON 324
STUBBING 193
STUMP 679
STURGEON 182
STURGES 331
SUGAR 320
SUGDEN 130, 290, 291, 357
SULLIVAN 449
SUMMERFIELD 204
SUMMERSETT 351, 352
SUMMERTON 407
SUTHERLAND 588
SUTTON 214, 215, 419
SWINDELL 681
SWINEY 231
SYCAMORE 681

TANNER 451
TAPLEY 224, 493, 561, 627, 663
TASSELL 217
TATLOCK 7, 54
TAW 174, 413
TAYLOR 567, 635, 90, 249
TERRY 681
THOMPSON 55, 69, 340,
    425, 595
THOMSON 662
TIDD 253
TILDEN 227
TIMPSON 358
TONKEN 230, 652
TONKIN 98
TOWNLY 263
TOWSEY 646
TRACY 34
TROY 460
TUCKER 680, 681
TUKE 128
TURNER 681
TURPIN 173
TWYDALL 629
TYLER 115
TYSON 286

UNDERDOWN 342, 344
USBORNE 472
VALIANT 329
VENN 310
VINALL 214, 215, 487
VINE 101, 140
VIVION 218

WALKER 380, 434, 681
WALL 408
WALLACE 46
WALLER 156
WARD 311, 640
WARREN 495, 555
WATCHURST 210
WATKINS 181
WATSON 252, 569
WEATHERALL 178
WEBB 353, 681
WEEKES 283

WELLER 681
WELLS 73, 148, 264
WELMAN 383
WEMSS 245
WEST 437
WEST 448
WHATLEY 195
WHEELER 91
WHIBLEY 467, 526
WHITE 27, 36
WHITE 355, 469, 481, 500, 644, 681
WHITTELL 681
WHITTHORNE 518
WHITTLE 61
WIDDRINGTON 659, 660, 661
WILKES 306
WILKINS 126
WILKINSON 239
WILLIAMS 65, 174, 411, 562, 564
WILLINGHAM 681
WILLOUGHBY 417
WILLSON 571
WINNETT 322
WINSTON 171
WISE 535
WOOD 406, 532
WOODING 681
WOODLAND 527
WOODS 200, 201, 308
WOOLLETT 122
WOOLSEY 577
WORSFORD 6816
WRIGHT 281, 424
WYLES 157
YOUNG 273
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WEST OF TOWER, RE-SITED GROUP


UNKNOWN, INSCRIPTION OBLITERATED


UNKNOWN, ONLY SLIGHT TRACE OF INSCRIPTION

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