Aspects of Kentish Local History

Home
News & Events
  Publications Archaeological
Fieldwork
Local & Family
History
Information
by Parish


Some Kentish Gravestones & other notes

St Mary Church, Newington near Sittingbourne, 
North Kent Monumental Inscriptions, 
in the church & churchyard
with Index of names

Transcribed by Capt. Percival Fitzgerald Hogg, (Royal Garrison Artillery) 1918

Re-arranged, with concise wills, notes and photographs added by D.E. Williams 2017


St. Mary, Newington, from the south

This view gives a good impression the magnificent 15th century tower, with alternative bands of stone and flint,
a feature of some North Kent churches, such as Cliffe. The scale of the tower can be gauged by the people seen entering the church by the south door. The nave walls are faced with flints which, on a day like this sparkle under the sun and reflect the blue of the sky. Parts of the churchyard are still flanked by orchards, although not as many as 40 years ago. When we visited, in April, the blossom was in full bloom.

The south of the churchyard is of a considerable size and the Yew tree, visible on the left, is the same tree, noted by Captain Hogg, which he used as a reference point for some of the headstone he recorded. I have followed Captain Hogg's sections, which are mainly very clear but there are a few in the south part of the churchyard, where the position is not certain. Many of the churchyard inscriptions recorded by Captain Hogg, have now perished completely, but others are still legible, in fact many of the early 18th century stones have survived, wholly, or partly, in legible condition, others are completely illegible, some of the later 18th and early 19th century Portland stone headstones have suffered badly, due to their vulnerability to acid rain. Two of the three chest tombs, recorded by Captain Hogg have completely disappeared. A pre-war photograph (see Churchyard) shows one of them still intact, surrounded by iron railings. No railings now survive, as in so many churchyards, they probably fell victim to wartime "moral" boosting "salvage" drives but, sadly, most of this salvage was dumped at sea, steel works being designed for iron ore, and not for recycling.

My thanks to the Newington History Group for photographs of Captain Hogg's manuscript, to my wife, Beverley, for her help in trying to identify names on stones with decorative carvings, which I photographed; also to Ted Connell for the copy of Hogg's manuscript and for compiling the index; and to the late Captain Hogg for recording the inscriptions, which has preserved them for later generations from the attrition of weather and time.

D. E. Williams,
Borstal,
Rochester.
May Day, 2017

INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH

1.   LEDGER IN CHANCEL

HERE LIES INTERR'D THE BODIES
OF 2 SONS & 3 DAUGHTERS
OF THOS. & ELIZH. ADY
JOHN DIED APR. 28th 1742 AGED 6 MONTS.
ALICE DIED AUGT. 8Th 1742 AGED 2 YEARS 10 M.
WILLIAM DIED MAY 3rd 1746 AGED 8 YEARS 5 MOS.
ALICE DIED AUGT. 18Th 1747 AGED 3 MONTHS
ELIZTH. DIED JUNE 11th 1750 AGED 19 MONTS.
JAMES ADY DIED FEB. 27th 1752
AGED 11 WEEKS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOS.
ADY & MOTHER OF YE ABOVE SAID
CHILDREN WHO DIED MAY 28th 1759
AGED 46 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF THOS. ADY
JUNR. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY THE 28th 1766 AGED 31
YEARS & BURIED AT NEWBURY NEAR
BOSTON IN THE PROVENCE OF NEW ENGLAND
IN NORTH AMERICA

2.   LEDGER IN CHANCEL

IN MEMORY OF THOS. ADY, SENR.
HOYMAN DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVR. THE 8th 1774 AGED 67
FATHER OF THE BEFORE MENTIONED CHILDREN
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER SARAH
ALSO SARAH THE WIFE OF
JOHN MURTON AND DAUGHTER OF
THOS. ADY ABOVE MENTIONED WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECR. THE 6th 1795
AGED 52 YEARS
"Our Barks by Storms how Tossed in this World's Troubled Sea;
Our Best Cable's Prayer Our Best Anchor Trust O God in Thee,
Do Thou our Compass touch, O Jesus' Lord we Pray,
And Safely land our Shatter'd Barks at the Last Day"

"Reader, who 'ere thou art, Seek Heav'ns Immortal Prize,
Be Warned, and Wisely spend each moment as it Flies,
'Tis then thou may'st look back with Pleasure on the Past,
And (come when 'ere it will) with Calmness meet the Last,
Thus steer your Vessel and you'll one day reach the Shore,
Where you'll Enjoy a Calm of Endless Bliss& Sigh no More"
IN MEMORY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
JOHN MURTON, YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 20th OF FEBRUARY
1799 IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 5th January 1799
John Murton, Gentleman.
He is sick and weak.
His 6 parts share of an house, outbuildings and stable, and land and marshland, called Funton at Iwade and Lower Halstow, to brother, Batcheller and his male heirs. In default of such heirs, then to cousin, John Murton of Goodnestone, near Faversham, Yeoman, for ever, subject to an annuity to to testator's sister, Frances Murton, of 30 for life. He also forgives Frances all debts she owes him.
   His share of property, land and woodland at Church Lane estate at Newington, occupied by William Ludgater, [       ] Hart and himself, to Batcheller Murton, for ever.
   To sister, Sarah wife of Thomas Creed of Chatham, Linen Draper, 50; to his 2 nephews, Thomas and William Yeomans, 150 each; to brother Francis, the interest on 600 in the 5% Bank Annuities, for life, after the death of Francis, then to his nieces, Mary and Frances Murton, daughters of his brother, Richard; to William Pell of Upchurch, Yeoman, 125; to James Pell of Upchurch, Yeoman, 125; to Sarah wife of Joseph Knight, of Rainham, Brick Maker, 125; to William Pell of Rainham, Butcher, (son of the above William Pell), 100 and he forgives him the 25 which he owes testator. These bequests are in lieu of any claims the legatees may have in the personal or real estate of his late wife, Sarah.
   To Ann Kemp, daughter of cousin, John Murton and who now lives with testator, 50; to his servant, Francis Handford, 5 guineas; to his "much respected friend", John Ellen, late of Sittingbourne, and now of Ash near Sandwich, Grazier, 100, on condition that he will be executor.
   Residue of goods, chattels, credits, real and personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to brother, Batcheller.
   Witnesses: T. Packman, J. Blaxland and Robert Hinde.
   Proved 31st January 1799

Notes in Margins:
19th June 1815. John Ellen has died without administering the will, now granted to Batcheller Murton.
17th December 1816. Batcheller has died without administering the will, now granted to his executor, Frances Murton.
3rd December 1817. Frances Murton has died without administering the will, now granted to her executors,
William Jefferys and Samuel Henry Dickeson.

3.   LEDGER, ENTRANCE TO LADY CHAPEL

HERE LYETH THE
BODY OF ANN AVCHER
DAUGHTER OF RI. & ANN
AVCHER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 8th OF OCTOBER
1689 AGED 1 YEAR &
3 MONTHS

4.   LEDGER, CHANCEL, BETWEEN CHOIR STALLS

IN A VAULT
UNDER THIS STONE LIE THE REMAINS OF
HARRIOT BECKER
FOURTH AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE MICHAEL BECKER
OF GUILTON IN THE PARISH OF ASH (NEAR SANDWICH)
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST1823
AGED 31 YEARS
JAMES HUDSON DIED AUGUST 2nd 1827*
JAMES THE ELDER SON OF THE ABOVE
JAMES HUDSON AND SARAH HIS WIFE
DIED AT GUILTON JUNE 4th 1835 AGED 20 YEARS
SARAH ELIZABETH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JAMES AND SARAH HUDSON
DIED AT GUILTON FEBRUARY 17th 1838 AGED 13 YEARS
SARAH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE FIRST NAMED
JAMES HUDSON DIED AT STROOD
NOVEMBER 6th 1850 AGED 70 YEARS
* See No.16

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 25th July 1822
Harriot Becker, Spinster.
   Desires to be buried in Newington Church, as near as possible to where her sister and brother in law, Sarah and James Hudson intend to be buried.
   Her real estate and personal estate charged with paying her debts, funeral and probate costs.
   To niece, Elizabeth Sarah Hudson daughter of her sister, Sarah Hudson, 1,000 at 21 years of age. Until she is 21 the interest on the 1,000 towards her maintenance, education and clothing, surplus of interest to be added to the 1,000. If her niece dies before she is 21, then this legacy to her sister, Sarah Hudson.
   Her freehold, leasehold and copyhold property to her sister Sarah Hudson, for ever.
   Residue of her goods, chattels, ready money, securities, personal estate and effects, to sister Sarah Hudson, absolutely.
   To James Hudson, real estate invested in her as trustee or mortgagee, he to get money owed on the mortgages, he is her executor.
   Witnesses: Robert Hinde, Junior, William Castle and G. Prideaux, Clerk.

Codicil dated 25th July 1822
1,000 which was disputed between herself and her brother, Richard, which was awarded to her on 11th May 1822 by Mr John Lake of Bapchild and Mr William Murton of Tunstall, and now owing from her brother, to her niece and 2 nephews, Jane Becker Hudson and James Hudson and Michael Becker Hudson, children of her sister Sarah, at 21 years of age. If they all die before they are 21, the 1,000 to her sister, Sarah.
   Until her niece and nephews are 21, the interest from the 1,000 to be used towards their maintenance, education and clothing. Rest of will ratified.
   Witnesses: As for will
   Proved 20th November 1823

5.   LEDGER IN CHANCEL, WITH ARMORIAL CREST 
          PARTLY COVERED BY CHOIR STALLS TRANSCRIBED 2017

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
[SARAH] WIFE OF MR. JOHN BLAXLAND
OF THIS PARISH
(WITH HER INFANT SON)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th AUGUST
1795 AGED 23 YEARS
IN THE SAME VAULT REPOSES
THE REMAINS OF
ELIZABETH BLAXLAND
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BLAXLAND AND HARRIOT
HIS SECOND WIFE
[BORN] THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY 1806
[DIED] THE 15th OF MARCH 1843
[ ] RETURNING TO HER PARENTS ?
[ ]ED IN SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA


John Blaxland, as he would have appeared at the time he had an estate at Newington, Kent.
(This portrait is in the collection of the New South Wales Library)

JOHN BLAXLAND 1769 1845
Although John Blaxland is not buried at Newington, his life merits notice.
   Blaxland was born in Fordwich in January 1769 and was a pupil at King's School, Canterbury. There is a blue plaque on the house in King Street, Canterbury, where the Blaxlands lived. He joined the army, which he left in 1792 as a Captain. In 1793 he married Sarah Davis, she died in child birth.
   In 1797 he married Harriot de Marquett, daughter of a Calcutta merchant and former guard of King Louis XVI.
   In 1807, on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks, he and his brother, Gregory, went to Australia. On condition that he brought 6,000, the British government granted him 8,000 acres of land and the labour of 80 convicts. So Blaxland sold his Newington estate and built a ship, with partners, named the "Three Brothers", of 252 tons, to transport him and his family, servants and agricultural supplies to New South Wales. On arrival Blaxland found the Governor, William Bligh, (of the Bounty Mutiny fame), not very helpful but soon Blaxland started up his agricultural enterprise, producing dairy products, meat and vegetables. His methods were so efficient that he brought prices down for these goods. In 1808 Blaxland was instrumental in the removal of Bligh from his position, Bligh having made himself very unpopular with the colonists.
   He named his estate, Newington, where he established saltpans, a tweed mill, a limekiln and flour mill, the house he built was also named Newington, this house is now "listed" on the Australian National Register.
   As well as being a pioneer agriculturalist, Blaxland was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, 1829 1844, and a Magistrate.
  He died on his estate on the 5th of August 1845. He has been described as " an important figure, as a quintessential 19th century enlightened English gentleman in the early development of Australia."
    His brother Gregory was an important explorer of New South Wales and is famous for being one of a trio who crossed the Blue Mountains.
   (See the Wikipedia article and it's links to other articles, e.g. the Australian Dictionary of Biography.)

6.   ALABASTER MURAL MONUMENT, CHANCEL


PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH SCHARF

HIC SITVS JOHANNES BROOK ARMINGER ILLVSTRISSIMI
HEROIS DOMINI GEORGII BROOK DOMINI DE COBHAM
FILIVS TERTIVS QVI IN PACE APVD SVOS OPTIMA FAMA
VIXIT IN PRAELIO BELGICO FACTVS PEDITV EQVITIMOS
ANGLICORVM ARCHISTRATEGVS CONTRA HISPANOS
FORTITER FAELICTERQVE PVGNAVIT TANDEM IN PATRIA
VITA PIE DEFVNCTUS PLACIDE IN DEO OBDORMIVIT
VICESSIMO QVINTO DIE MENSIS SEPTEMBIS ANO
DEI 1594

GVLIELMVS ET GEORGIVS BROOK FRATRES PATRVO
SVO CHARISSIMO MONVMENTVM POSVERVNT


HERE LIES JOHN BROOK, ESQUIRE, THIRD SON OF THE MOST ILLUSTIOUS
HERO LORD GEORGE BROOK LORD COBHAM. IN PEACE HE ENJOYED THE BEST
REPUTATION AMONG HIS FRIENDS. IN THE BELGIAN WARS HE WAS APPOINTED COMMANDER OF THE ENGLISH INFANTRY AND CAVALRY AND FOUGHT BRAVELY AGAINST THE SPANISH. EVENTUALLY AT HOME, HIS VIRTUOUS LIFE ENDED AND HE FELL ASLEEP PEACEFULLY IN GOD ON THE 25th OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1594

WILLIAM AND GEORGE BROOK BROTHERS OF HIS BELOVED PATERNAL UNCLE, ERECTED THIS MONUMENT.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th February 1594
John Brooke alias Cobham
Desires to be buried next to his late wife Alice, Lady Norton, between the north wall and her in the chancel at Newington.
   Nephew, Sir William Brooke is executor and is to pay debts, legacies and annuities.
   To sister in law Mary Cobham, widow of his late brother, Edward, a 10 annuity for life, from his land and houses.
   Kinsman William Brooke, occupies land in Hawsted (Lower Halstow), in the Manor of Barksore, lately occupied by Robert Allen of Bradgate, for which William pays 52 per annum; after testator's death, William he will enjoy this land for 7 years at 40 per annum.
   To William Yeowell, his servant, 5, "for his painstaking".
   His land and property at Newington, Hartlip, Halstow, Rainham and elsewhere in Kent, to nephew Sir William Brooke and his lawful heirs.
   In default of such heirs, then to John Brooke, son of his late brother, Sir Henry Cobham, alias Brooke, and his lawful heirs. In default of such heirs, then to Sir William Brooke, Knight, Lord Cobham and his heirs, for ever.
   He desires his house and family is kept by his executor in the manner it is now in, for one month after his death.
   Witnesses: Thomas Langton, William Brooke and William Yeowell.
   Proved 26th September 1594.

John Brooke was the 4th son of George, 9th Baron Cobham and was born in 1535.
   He was in exile in Italy during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor in 1554 and was in Venice in 1555 in the household of Lord Bedford.
   In 1561 he married Alice, nee Cobbe, daughter of Lord Bray and widow of Sir John Norton of Northwood, Milton. (See Norton)
   He was M.P. for Queenborough in 1571, 1572, 1584 and 1593 and was a J.P. By 1564.
   He was in the Netherlands with Lord Leicester in 1586, campaigning against the Spanish Rulers. His military and naval career as well as his seat in Parliament was probably thanks to his brother, William, 10th Lord Cobham. His activity in Parliament was minimal.

7.   BRASS ON CHANCEL FLOOR

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MARY BROOKE
ALIAS COBBUM, WIDDO UNTO EDWARD BROOKE
ALIAS COBBUM ESQUIER WHOE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE XX11 DAYE OF JULY ANO DNI 1600

Canterbury Court Noncupative Will Dated 12th July 1600
Mary Brooke, alias Cobham, Widow.
To her servant, Margaret Bridges, 40 shillings.
Residue of her goods to William Brooke of Hartlip, who is executor.
Desires him to see her decently buried and have a tombstone laid over her grave.
Said in the presence and hearing of ? Barker ? And Margaret Bridges.
Not able to sign will, must have been very ill, perhaps a stroke.
Proved 30th July 1600

8.   MURAL MONUMENT, NORTH AISLE


PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH SCHARF

NEAR THIS PLACE LIES INTERR'D
THE BODY OF CAPT. THOMAS BROWNE
LATE OF TOTTENHAM IN THE COUNTY
OF MIDDLESEX
MANY YEARS COMMANDER IN THE
ITALIAN AND TURKEY TRADES WHO DIED
JULY 29th 1747 AETAT 55
HERE ALSO LYETH ELIZ. BROWNE
WIFE OF CAPT. THOS. BROWNE
WHO DIED AT BATH
MAY 22nd 1754 AETAT 60
HERE ALSO LYETH
ANN SPEARMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
CAPT. THOMAS
AND ELIZ. BROWNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 9th 1768
AGED 42 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 7th June 1746
Thomas Browne of Tottenham, Gentleman.
Desires to be buried without pomp in Newington church.
   He has lately advanced his daughter, Ann in marriage, with Mr Body Spearman, Sailmaker, and has settled an estate upon the marriage and given a money marriage portion to Mr Spearman.
   All his real and personal estate to his wife, Elizabeth for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Taverner, Proctor at Doctors' Commons, John Ellis behind the Exch. (Exchange) and William Michael Sale ?, Clerk.

Codicil, addressed to his wife, 27th June 1746
Desires his body to be carried as privately as can be and buried in Newington church as near as possible to the north wall, between the second and third windows from the pulpit, westward, with a small black marble in the wall with his name, "what I was" and that he was grandson to [      ] Lott of that parish, by his daughter, Mary, who married T. B. of London, Gentleman.
P.S. December 1746
"In some parish books about 1600, you may find what my grandfather's name was but am most sure it was William.
25th January 1747
"I have erased out the names of those thought then to go with the corpse because think it will be fatiguing to them and chargeable, which may be saved and our friends in the county with B, Spearman will be enough and I desire the Revd. Mr Cheffely to assist at the burial and to write what is necessary on the stone".
   Proved 18th August 1747

9.   LEDGER, SOUTH AISLE

INFRA JACET
JOHANNES BURMAN A.M.
HENRICI BURMAN LONDINEUS FILIUS UNIEUS
QUI SCHOLAE CARTHUSICANAE IBIDEM ALIQUANDO ALUMNUS
MOX IN ACADEMIA OXON COLLEGII UNIVERSITATIS SOCIUS MERUIT
UBI JUVENTUTI INFORMANDAE PER ALIQUOT ANNOS OPERAM NAVAVIT
QUAM TUM ERUDITIONE TUM HONESTIO MORIBUS SEDULO EXCOLUIT
ET UTRIUSQUE PARITER SE EXCEMPLUM EXHIBUIT EGIEGIUNR
STA. THEOLOGIAE ET MATHESOS STUDIIS PRAECIPUE INCLAVIIT
SED VITAE INTEGRITATE ET MORUM CANDORE EVASIT CLARIOR
ECCLEAIARUM DE NEWINGTON ET BOBBING TANDEM VICARIUS
HEU ! CITO NIMUS PRO SUORUM VOTIS ADMELIORA TRANSIIT
NON SINE MAXIMA EORUM DERIDENA
UXOREM DUXIT JUDITHAM THOMAS BOURNE DE LENHAM FILIAM
CAROLI TOMLYN DE NEWINGTON GENEROSI VIDUAM
EX QUA SUSCEPIT LIBEROS TRES JOHANNEM, REBECCAM, JUDITHAM
QUOS OMNES SIMUL ET UXOREM SITI RELIQUIT SUPERSTITES
ILLA VEIO IIN PIAM DILESTIAMI
CONJIGIO MEMORIAM
HOC MARMORE POSUIT
OBIIT APR XIII MDCCXXVI ANNO AETAT XLVI
JUXTA REQUIESCIT UXOR
QUAE OBIIT MAR.XXX MDCCXLIII
ANN AETAT LXIII

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 30th August 1717
John Burman, Vicar of Newington
To wife Judith, his two houses in London, with the lease, in Ivy Lane, near St. Paul's Cathedral, for ever.
   Also to his wife, all his land in Newington and Halstow, which he lately bought from Mr Andrew Stace of London, Merchant, for ever.
   Also to his wife, a mortgage in South Lees Farm in Minster, Isle of Sheppey, also tithes he may hold and any other land. Residue of real and personal estate to her, for ever. She is executor, she must take ample care of and make ample provision for their son John.
   Witnesses: John Thorpe, Sarah Sandey and Margaret Charley.
   Proved 26th May 1726

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 14th April 1741
Judith Burman, Widow.
Desires to be buried in Neweington church between her late husband John and her former husband, Charles Tomlyn.
   To son John, an annuity of 16 for life, payable out of her property in Newington and Halstow.
   Concerning the "George" public house in Newington, occupied by Thomas Robinson and a house called Bickham? Fields and 18 acres of arable and meadows and 3 acres of woodland in Newington and Upchurch, occupied by Elizabeth Fry, widow, she gives half to son John and the other half to her daughters, Rebecca and Judith Burman.
   To son John, 10 to buy mourning. To her two daughters, a house and land at Newington and Halstow, subject to the payment of the annuity to their brother. Two houses in the parish of St Faith the Virgin, City of London, land and houses in Bapchild to her two daughters.
   To nephew, Thomas Craddock, Bachelor in Physic, 5
   Reside to her daughters, equally shared. Her daughters and nephew Thomas Craddock are executors.
   Witnesses: Sarah Barrow, John Punnett and William Barrow
  
Proved 22nd April 1743

10.   STAINED GLASS WINDOW, SOUTH AISLE

ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE CATT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE 14th AUGUST 1879, BY HIS NIECE MARY

11.   LEDGER, LADY CHAPEL

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
RICHARD CHALK
OF YE PARISH OF MINSTER
IN YE ISLE OF SHEPPEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY THE 24th 1737*
AGED 46 YEARS
*1738 In the Modern Calendar

Canterbury Court Will Dated 22nd August 1733
Richard Chalk, of Minster, Butcher.
His leasehold house, slaughter house and stable and leasehold land in Minster, in his own occupation, to his wife, Hannah for her life. Executors to pay from his personal estate, his debts, funeral and probate costs. After these payments, to his wife, 100 and , for her life, the residue of ready money, money at interest, debts, plate, household goods, furniture, cattle, beasts, stock in trade, goods, chattels and personal estate, his wife is executor.
After her death, he charges his leasehold and personal estate with the payment of 50 to his niece, Hannah Mills daughter of his late sister, Sarah Mills. After payment of the legacy, his leasehold estate and residue of his personal estate, to brother William. If William has died before testator's wife, then to William's children, who are then living, equally shared.
   Witnesses: Sarah Jelly, John Baker and Henry Sheafe.
   Proved 13th March 1737/8

COBHAM SEE NORTON

12.   LEDGER IN CHANCEL, PARTLY COVERED BY CHOIR STALLS. (TRANSCRIBED 2017)

[HERE'S] INTERR'D THE BODY OF MRS.
[LUCE DONAT] LATE WIFE OF MR. MATHEW
DONAT [MIN]ISTER OF THIS PARISH AND
[FORMERLY] WIFE OF JOHN STACE OF THE
[INNER TEMPL]E, LONDON, ESQ. AGED 78
[YEARS AND] DIED THE 26th OF APRILL
[1653] MOST PIOUSLY
[BLESSED] ARE THE DEAD THAT DY IN
THE LORD

13.   LEDGER, LADY CHAPEL

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
GEORGE EDBORROUGH
OF THIS PARISH, GENT.
WHO DIED JUNE YE 20th 1701
AGED 56 YEARS
AS ALSO HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF HANNAH WIFE OF THE
ABOVE NAMED GEO. EDBORROUGH
SHE DIED SEPT. YE 22nd 1706
AGED 59 YEARS

14.   MURAL MONUMENT, NORTH WALL, LADY CHAPEL


PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH SCHARF

NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
JOSEPH HASTED LATE OF CHATHAM IN THIS COUNTY, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd DAY OF JANUARY 1732*
IN THE 71st YEAR OF HIS AGE

15.   LEDGER, LADY CHAPEL

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOSEPH HASTED LATE OF CHATHAM IN THIS COUNTY GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd DAY OF JANUARY 1732*
IN THE 71st YEAR OF HIS AGE
*1733 In the Modern Calender

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 25th August 1731
Joseph Hasted of Chatham, Gentleman.
Desires to be buried in Rainham church.
40 shillings to his wife, Katherine, to distribute to the poor of the parish he is buried in, to those she thinks most worthy.
   5 to his wife, to be distributed by 20 shillings per year on the 19th of December to the poor of Chatham, as she thinks worthy.
   To his wife, 50 to buy mourning, also rents due at time of his death and household furniture, goods, (except plate).
   Also to her the use of his plate, for life and after her death, the plate to their son Edward. To son Edward and his wife Ann, 20 each for mourning. To grand daughter Ann Hasted daughter of Edward, 100; to brother, Nathaniel, 50; to good friend John Thurston of Chatham, Gentleman and his wife, Martha, 10 for mourning.
   To son Edward, all his leasehold property held from the Wardens and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford.
   Residue of personal estate, after debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to wife and son Edward, equally shared,. To his wife all his real estate in Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester, for life. After her death, then to son Edward; if Edward dies before his mother with no lawful issue, then the property to his wife, for ever.
   To his wife, all property in Lynstead and Teynham, for life and for as long as she remains his widow.
   After her death or remarriage, then to son Edward. Also to Edward, the residue of his real estate, he, during his mother's lifetime, defending her against any law suits concerning the real and personal estate given to her.
   If Edward dies before his mother, leaving no lawful issue, the residue of the real estate to wife Katherine, for life.
After her death, then to brother Nathaniel and his lawful heirs.
   Remainder to his own right heirs, for ever. If his personal estate id not sufficient to pay his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, then the shortfall to come from his properties in Cliffe.
   His wife id executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Johnson and Thomas Tomlyn, Clerk to Mr Johnson.
   Proved 10th February 1732 (33)

Note in margin: 21st July 1743
Will not administered by his widow; son Edward is dead, so administration granted to Ann Hasted, widow and executor of Edward.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 22nd May 1734
Katherine Hasted of Chatham, widow.
Desires to be buried in her husband's grave in Newington church.
   To son Edward 40 shillings to be distributed to the poor of Newington, as he thinks fit, also 5 to be distributed at 5 shillings each, to 20 poor widows of Chatham. To son Edward and his wife, Ann, 20 each, for mourning.
   To grandson Edward Hasted, 200; to her brother, Robert Yardley, 20 shillings to buy a ring, also 20 shillings to sister, Sarah Ward, for a ring; to niece, Mary Yardley, daughter of brother Robert, 30.
Son Edward is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Groombridge, Samuel Groombridge and Sarah Pratt.
   Proved 20th March 1735 (36)

Grandson Edward Hasted (see below), tells us that his grandmother desired to have the following pall bearers, all relations except the last one: Mrs Ayerst, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Chicheley, Mrs Page, Mr Yardley and Mrs Thurston.

Grandson, Edward Hasted, was the famous historian of Kent. In 1800 he wrote Anecdotes of the Hasted Family, from which the following account of Joseph Hasted comes.
   ".[Joseph Hasted]... born in the year 1662, was a Freeman of Canterbury, and became chief Painter of the Royal Navy at Chatham, where he resided at a house which he had purchased of Commissioner Lee at the corner of King's Street on Smithfield Bank over the Brook there.
   He continued in this employment during the whole reign of Q. Anne, and in it acquired a very handsome Fortune with a fair Reputation. (Hasted made his money through the very costly material used in the gilding of the sterns and other carved work. At the start of the reign of George 1, paints was substituted to save money, so Hasted resigned his position, it being no longer worth keeping.)
   He married Katherine daughter of Mr Richard Yardley, Warehouse Keeper, of Abchurch Lane, London, by a daughter of Walker, to whose brother Mr Joseph Hasted served his Apprenticeship.
   From the year 1718 to the time of his death he purchased different estates in the parishes of Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Cliffe, Shorne, Linton, Eastling, Lynstead. Lenham, Newington, Upchurch, Lower Halstow and the Manor of Horsham in Upchurch and adjoining parishes, held of the Warden and Fellows of All Souls' College in Oxford...............................and amounted in the whole to near 1,000 per annum; besides which he became possessed of several mortgages on lands in Kent and Essex, and sums of money in the Public Funds, but in the famous South Sea adventure in 1720 he was a considerable loser by his property invested in that company's stock....................................."
   In January 1733, Joseph Hasted went to London to attend his grandson,. Edward's christening, he suffered with asthma and got a severe cold, from the affects of which he died.
   Edward Hasted refers to a mural monument to "both their memories", but there is no mention of Katherine Hasted at Newington, I have included her will to amend for the this neglect.
   Joseph's son Edward, father of Edward, the historian, was also buried at Newington but it seems, without a memorial.

16.   BRASS, LADY CHAPEL


PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH SCHARF

HERE LYETH BURIED UNDER THIS STONE THE BODY OF FRANCIS HOLBROOK, GENT, WHO
DEPTED. IN YE FAYTHE OF CHRIST YE X11 OF APRIL 1581
"I Heard a Voice from Heaven saying unto me thrice Blessed
Are ye Dead wch hereafter dye in ye Lorde even so Sayethe
The Lorde for they Rest from their Labours and their Works Follow them"

17.   MURAL MONUMENT, IN THE CHANCEL


PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH SCHARF

IN A VAULT IN THIS CHANCEL ARE DEPOSITED THE EARTHLY REMAINS OF
JAMES HUDSON
LATE OF THIS PARISH
IT PLEASED GOD WHOM ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH
TO SUMMONS HIM WHEN IN THE FULL POSSESSION OF HEALTH AND STRENGTH
FROM TIME TO ETERNITY
HE DIED IN CONSEQUENCE OF A FALL FROM HIS HORSE
ON THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1827 AGED 53 YEARS
THIS MONUMENT IN THE MEMORY OF MANY PRIVATE VIRTUES
OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE AND DEEPLY LAMENTED HUSBAND AND FATHER
IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW WHOSE SORROW FOR HIS PREMATURE DECEASE
IS SOFTENED BY THE BLESSED HOPE THAT FOR HIS DEATH THOUGH SUDDEN
HE WAS NOT UNPREPARED
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not
what a day may bring forth" Proverbs 27th Chapter 1st Verse
"Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think
Not the Son of Man cometh" Matthew 24th Chapter 44th Verse

HUDSON SEE BECKER

18.   INSCRIBED OVER SIX TILES, WEST END OF CHURCH

FRANS. KEBLE
WIFE OF JAS.
KEBLE DIED YE
16th OF FEB. 1752
AGED 43 YEARS

19.   MURAL MONUMENT, NORTH? AISLE

IN
THANKFUL AND LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
WIDOW OF THE LATE
W. LUDGATER ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH
WHO AFTER YEARS OF TERRIBLE SUFFERING
BORNE WITH ULTIMATE PATIENCE
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
ON THE EVENING
OF SEPTEMBER 21st 1896
AGED 87 YEARS
"Grant Rest O Lord to thy Servant
Among thy Saints where Pain and Sorrow
Are no more but where Life is Everlasting"

20.   STAINED GLASS WINDOW, SOUTH AISLE

TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM LUDGATER
WHO FELL ASLEEP NOV. 10th 1864 IN HIS FIFTY SIXTH YEAR
AND MARY ANN LUDGATER WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 21st 1896
IN THE 87th YEAR OF HER AGE
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY THEIR DAUGHTER MARY ANN
ASCENTIONTIDE 1897

21.   BRASS, NORTH AISLE

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY JOHN WHEELER MATTHEWS
FOR 28 YEARS THE SCHOOLMASTER OF THIS PARISH
AN EARNEST WORKER IN THE CAUSE OF THE
CHURCH IN EVERY PAROCHIAL ORGANISATION
DIED MARCH 26th 1906 AGED 62

22.   BRASS, NORTH AISLE

ORATE PRO MALY WILLIM MONDE ET JOHES SAYER
QUI QUIDEM WILLIMS OBIIT OCTAVO DIE SEPTEMBR. AO
DM MCCCCLXXXVIII QUOR MALY PPICIET DE AME

PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF WILLIAM MONDE AND JOHN SAYER
THE WHICH WILLIAM MONDE INDEED DIED ON THE EIGHTH OF SEPTEMBER
1489 ON WHOSE SOULS MAY GOD HAVE MERCY AMEN

MORE SEE THOMAS

23.   LEDGER, WEST END OF CHURCH

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR BACHELOR MURTON
OF THIS PARISH GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
1st OF SEPTEMBER 1816
AGED 73 YEARS ALSO
MRS FRANCES MURTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th OF AUGUST 1819
AGED 63 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 1st June 1814
Batcheller Murton, Yeoman.
To niece, Frances Murton of Chatham, Spinster, all his freehold property, for ever.
To brother Francis an annuity of 20, for life.
To nephew, Thomas John Creed, an annuity of 10 for life.
The annuities to be charged on his personal estate.
To nephew, William Yeomans, 10.
   All his ready money, invested money, bonds, bills, debts owed, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china and glass and residue, subject to payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to niece Frances Murton, absolutely, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Roper, Victualler of Newington, William Jefferys, Attorney of Chatham and William Nokes, his Clerk.
   Proved 29th November 1816

MURTON SEE ADY

24.   BRASS IN CHANCEL

THE LADY NORTON ONCE SHE WAS WHOSE CORPES IS COUCHED HERE
JOHN COBHAM'S LATE AND LOVINGE WYFE OF THE COUNTY OF KENT ESQUIRE
WHO IN HER LYFE DID WELL DESERVE TO HAVE A FUTURE FAME
FOR THAT SHE WAS UNTO THE POORE A GOOD AND GRACIOUS DAME
WITH CHARITIE AND MODESTY AND ALL THE GYFTHS OF GRACE
ACQUAINTED SO SHE WAS TO GOOD TO TARY IN THIS PLACE
SHE DIED YE 9th DATE OF SEPTEM 1580

See John Brooke. It is rather odd that she is styled Norton, was it because her first husband, being a Knight, meant her title gave her more status than the wife of an John Brooke, Esquire, her last husband? I have come across this use of the title derived from a first husband, although remarried, at All Saints, Frindsbury, from the early 19th century.

25.   LEDGER, CHANCEL

HEAR LYETH INTERRED YE
BODY OF MARY RUFFIN SECOND
DAUGHTER OF JOHN RUFFIN
GENT. AND LYDIA HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
26th OF JANUARY 1676/7 AGED
ELEVEN YEARES
"Here Sleeps my Child, Heavn's
Her Rest God taketh soon
Whom he Loveth Best"

26.   LEDGER, MIDDLE AISLE

HERE LIETH THE BODIES
OF FOUR CHILDREN OF THE REVD.
JOHN SAUNDERS
AND BRIDGET HIS WIFE
WHO ALL DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

[JOHN, 1761, JOHN, 1762, RICHARD, 1766, MARY ANN, 1767]

SAYER SEE MONDE

SPEARMAN SEE BROWNE

27.   LEDGER IN THE CHANCEL
PARTLY COVERED BY CHOIR STALLS
(TRANSCRIBED 2017)

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF RICHARD
STACE, GENT. WHO LIVED IN THIS PARISH[ ]
[ ]RICH ? MANY YEARS IN GOOD
REPUTATION HE HAD 2 WIVES ALICE
THE WIDOW OF ALEXANDER L[EE]
& ELIZABETH THE DAUGHTER OF EDW
ARD DAVIS BOTH OF THIS PARISH
BY NEITHER HE HAD ANY ISSUE AND BOTH
LYE INTERRED BY HIM HE DIED
7th OF FEB. 1670 (1671)
THIS PARISH LOST A NEIGHBOUR AND A FRIEND,
WHOSE KINDNESS DID TO ALL ACTS EXTEND,
BUT HE HATH SERVED HIS COURSE, AND RUN HIS RACE
BUT EACH ENDEAVOUR TO SUPPLY THE PLACE,
IN IMITATION; KNOW YEE THAT SURVIVE,
THOUGH HEE BE DEAD, HIS WORKS ARE STILL A
LIVE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 3rd September 1669
Richard Stace.
To the poor of Newington, 3; to his wife, Elizabeth, 10, a silver bowl, all silver spoons, household stuff in the kitchen and hall, except ? dresser and shelves, which he wants "belonging to the house" and all the household stuff in the chambers and linen,to his wife and kinsman, John Stace , except his ? , where he lies, divided equally.
   To his wife, the ? and faggotts and ? drinking vessels in the ? . His wife to live in his dwelling house for 1 year after his death, provided John Stace has egress and regress, as often as he pleases, for his business and to sleep in the chamber over the kitchen, for his "occasion of business.
   To Richard Davis, his wife's kinsman, son of John Davis, 5 at 21 years of age; to kinsman Richard Stace, son of Christopher Stace, 5 at 21 years of age; to Janes wife of Daniel Paramore ?, 40 shillings; to Susanna ? , daughter of Paul Ly........ ? , 40 shillings.
   Ll his land and houses, in Newington, Upchurch, Rainhan and Halstow, to John Stace, Citizen of London, son of brother, John Stace, for ever.
   His leases, cattle, chattels, bills, bonds, goods, ready money, moveable and immovable goods, not already bequeathed, after his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, to John Stace, Junior, he is also executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Boone ?, and James Boone ?
   Proved 1st March 1670 (1671)

STACE SEE DONAT

28.   LEDGER, WEST END OF CHURCH

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF RICHARD
THOMAS THE DAUGHTER OF
JAMES MORE BURYED THE 30th
OF NOVEMBER 1642

END OF THE INTERIOR

CHURCHYARD PART 1

THE LONG TRIANGULAR SECTION, SOUTH OF THE CHURCH AND WEST OF THE PATH TO THE ENTRANCE PORCH. MOST OF THE MONUMENTS ARE BENEATH OR NEAR THE LARGE, ANCIENT YEW TREE, WHICH HOGG USED AS A LOCATION GUIDE. I HAVE NOTICED A FEW MIS-READINGS OF DATES, IN THE CHURCHYARD, WHICH I HAVE CORRECTED, SO DATES NEED TO BE CHECKED AGAINST THE PARISH REGISTERS.


VIEW, FROM THE SOUTH, OF HEADSTONES UNDER AND AROUND
THE YEW TREE, MOST OF THESE STONES ARE VERY ERODED

29.   HEADSTONE, NEAR YEW TREE AND PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ACKROYD, ESQ.
OF CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, LONDON
WHO IN THE VIGOUR OF LIFE
WHILST ON HIS WAY HOME FROM
MARGATE WITH HIS AFFECTIONATE
WIFE AND FAMILY BECAME
SUDDENLY ILL OF THE CHOLERA
AND IN A FEW HOURS WAS REMOVED
BY AN INSCRUTABLE PROVIDENCE
FROM EARTH, AND IT IS HOPED
TO SHARE THE GLORIES OF HEAVEN
HE WAS REGARDED WITH HIGH
ESTEEM BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
HIS DEATH WAS DEEPLY AND GENERALLY DEPLORED
IN HIM THE MORAL EXCELLENCIES WHICH
DIGNIFY MAN SHONE WITH PECULIAR LUSTRE
HE WAS AFFECTIONATE, PROMPT AND ASSIDUOS
AND IN EVERY DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL RELATION
EMINENTLY FAITHFUL
HE DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1854
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 12th September 1850
William Ackroyd of London, Bolton and other places.
First al debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid from personal estate.
   To John Haigh of Guerrenby near Huddersfield, John Taylor , Attorney of Bolton le Moor and daughter, Mary Ann , all household and other goods, furniture, plate, linen,china, stock in trade, book debts, ready money, invested money, and personal estate and effects, upon trust, they to have estate valued.
   To his wife, what she chooses of the latter goods, to a value not exceeding 100, absolutely.
   The residue to be sold, and proceeds, together with money in his personal estate, to be invested in secure funds.
   Also, to trustees, all his freehold, copyhold and leasehold estate, upon trust. Out of the rents from Folds Road and Bullock Street, in Little Bolton and interest of money invested, an annuity of 150 to be paid to his wife for life. If she remarries the annuity not to be liable to husband's debts. Income from other property to his children, equally shared at 21 years of age . If any of them die before they are 21, with lawful issue, they share to the child/children, equally divided if more than one.
   Trustees are executors, Haigh and Taylor to have 100 each.
   To his wife, property he holds at Quorndon, Leicestershire, for life.
   To uncle, Samuel Ackroyd of Mountsorrel, in the same county, a 20 annuity for life and the house he lives in, rent free, for life.
   To partner James Asporn? of Bolton, the house and premises in which the trade is carried on, for as long as as he thinks fit, on condition that he pays executors the value of the stock and fixtures, he also to pay 70 per year, rent.
   Witnesses: William Rease? And James Pack?

William Ackroyd, late of Camberwell but of Newington, Kent, was a Merchant Taylor. The will was proved at York on 24th October 1854. Daughter Mary Ann is a minor. Proved again at London on 10th November 1854, Mary Ann can apply when she is 21.

30.   HEADSTONE, FOOT OF YEW TREE

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
JAMES ALLYSON
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTD.
THIS LIFE 18th OF JUNE 1719 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
LIES YE BODIES OF 8 OF
THEIR CHILDREN HE LEFT
ISSUE 4 DAUGHTERS , SARAH,
CATHERINE, ALICE & MARY
ALSO HIS WIVES MOTHER
SUSANNA PLAT INTERR'D HERE
LIKEWISE MARY WIFE OF JAMES
ALLYSON DIED 19th MAY 1729 AGED 61

Canterbury Court Will Dated 15th June 1719
James Allison, Gardener.
He is sick.
The daughters, Sarah, Katherine, Alice and Mary Allison, 50 each
Residue of goods, chattels, real and personal estate, to his wife, Mary, who is his executor.
Signs with his mark.
Witnesses: John Burman, Christopher Wildash and Payden Chrishender ?

Codicil 16th June 1719
He has bequeathed 50 to each daughter, this is to be paid on day of their marriage or day of their mother's death..
Proved 5th October 1719

ARMSTRONG SEE CHEESMAN

31.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

H: I:
CATH. BOYSE
DIED
1748

32   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE


BOYSI

MEMORIA
ROBERTI BOYSI
QUI EXPIRATAT
NOVENI ET
VIGESIMI MARTII 1757
ANNO DUODECEM

33.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BUTLER LATE OF RAINHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF
AUGUST 1807 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO 2 CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT A WIDOW, I SON & 2 DAUGHTERS
VIZ. JOHN, MARY AND REBECCA
"With Patience to the Last he did Submit,
And Murmurr'd not at what the Lord thought fit,
He with a Christian Courage did Resign
His Soul to God at the Appointed Time"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF SEPTEMBER 1827
AGED 65 YEARS

REAR
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY EDITH FIFTH DAUGHTER
OF JOHN BOYCE &
CAROLINE BUTLER
OF RAINHAM, KENT
BORN 2nd JULY 1875 DIED 24th MAY 1890
"The Cup is Bitter, the Sting Severe,
To Part with One we Loved so Dear,
The Trial is Hard, we'll not Complain,
But Trust in Christ to Meet Again"

34.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN BUTLER
LATE OF THE PARISH OF SWANSCOMBE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF DECEMBER 1827
AGED 36 YEARS
"Here Rest in Peace the Partner of my Life,
A Tender Mother and a Virtuous Wife,
Great though my Loss in Joy I hope to Meet,
Her Happy Spirit at the Saviour's Feet."
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE
REMAINS OF JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY

35.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BOYSE BUTLER
SON OF JOHN AND MARY ANN BUTLER
WHO DIED THE 13th OF DECEMBER
1846
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO MARY DUTNALL WIFE OF
JOHN DUTNALL
WHO DIED THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER
1858 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO JOHN BOYSE BUTLER
DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1905 ?
AGED 70 YEARS
NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE MARY DUTNALL

BUTLER SEE RAINE

36.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CALLAWAY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 17th 1826
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
KATHERINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC. 16th 1832
IN THE 83rd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO ABIGAIL PAGE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 2nd 1828
IN THE 43rd YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th June 1824
John Callaway, Yeoman.
He is very sick and weak.
   To son, Benjamin Callaway, all money, land, houses, mortgages and debts owed, Benjamin to pay his mother, 8 shillings per week, from the estate; she is to use the same part of their dwelling house and furniture, she now uses and the piece of land and what grows upon it, it is on the left of the path leading from the back door to the top of the garden, for life.
   Benjamin to pay his sister, Abigail Page, 6 shillings per week, on condition she lives with and assists her mother, for mother's life. To grandson, John, son of Benjamin, 100 at 24 years of age. After the death of his parents John to have testator's dwelling house and adjoining premises at Newington, except the cottage adjoining the workshop and that part of the garden that goes with it, for ever.
   Household goods, linen and plate to be equally divided between son, Benjamin and daughter, Abigail, after their mother's death.
   He and his wife's funeral expenses and his probate costs to be paid by Benjamin and daughter, Abigail in equal amounts. Son Benjamin, a Carpenter and George Allen, Schoolmaster of Newington are executors.
Signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: John Crittenden and John Fordred
   Proved 10th July 1826

37.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
NANCY
WIFE OF
GEORGE CATT
(AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES COOPER CLIFFORD
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF MARCH
1859
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE CATT
OF ORCHARD HOUSE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th DAY OF AUGUST 1879
AGED 91 YEARS
"We Spend our Years as a Day that is Told,
Short is our Longest Day of Life,
And soon it's Prospect Ends,
Yet on that Day's uncertain Date,
Eternity Depends"

38.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHEESMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 31st 1893 AGED 90 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME
THE 20th OF JULY 1895
AGED 84 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO ELEANOR ARMSTRONG
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
MARCH 23rd 1911 IN HER 81st YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO OF FRANCES LUCK
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 18th NOVEMBER 1913
AGED 78 YEARS
"Until the Dawn"

39.   HEADSTONE AND TWO BODYSTONES, NEAR YEW TREE


CLIFFORD

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES COOPER CLIFFORD
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 1st 1818
AGED 65 YEARS
HE LEFT A WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN VIZ. JAMES
RICHARD, THOMAS AND NANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES COOPER CLIFFORD
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1820
AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th January 1818
James Cooper Clifford, Blacksmith and Ironmonger.
   All his personal estate and effects to his wife, Elizabeth and friends Thomas Edmed of Hartlip, Yeoman and William Barrow of Hartlip, Yeoman, upon trust, to allow his wife to use the furniture, plate, linen and china for life.
   Trustees to collect money owed and from residue of personal estate, sell all that which does not consist of money, from this his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid. Remainder to be invested in Government Funds.
   His freehold house, blacksmith's forge and shop where his ironmonger business is carried on, on south side of Newington Street and all other real estate, to trustees, upon trust.
   Trustees to pay rents to his wife, for life; after her death, his real estate to be sold and hold proceeds, upon trust; they to sell all his furniture, plate, linen, and china and hold proceeds in trust. They to transfer stock and funds in which money is invested, to his children, James, Richard, Thomas and Mary, or the children of those who may have died. To son Richard, 735, for son Thomas, 1,000. If son James desires to purchase his real estate in Newington and stock in trade, a valuation to be made and James to have first offer.........................................
   Thomas Edmed and William Barrow are executors.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, John Wyles, Senior and John Wyles, Junior.
   Proved 22nd April 1819

40.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES CLIFFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF AUGUST 1846
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD CLIFFORD
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF JULY 1821
AGED 38 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 18th December 1845
James Clifford, Ironmonger and Smith.
   Appoints sister, Nancy wife of George Catt of Newington, Butcher, Henry Frederick Cliffe of Colchester, Brewer and George Catt, executors and trustees.
   To Henry Cliffe, 19 guineas, to be paid 3 months after the death of sister Nancy, if she survives testator, if she does not, the money to be paid within 3 months of testator's death.
   To Elizabeth, Charles, William and Emma Clifford, children of late brother, Thomas, 5 each.
   19 guineas to the following: Charles, son of Richard Mitchell of Upchurch, Farmer, Ann Barrow daughter of William Barrow of Newnham, in Boxley, Farmer, (deceased), Hannah Rookes, his housekeeper, Richard Samuel Read?, Thomas Read Waters of Newington, Farmer. If any of them die in testator's lifetime, the legacy to go into his residuary personal estate.
   His freehold property in Newington Street, in his occupation and where he has his ironmongers business, and his stock in trade, to his trustees, upon trust, to sell. They to pay his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs. Surplus to be invested in Government or real securities. Residue of real estate in Newington and Chatham, to trustees, upon trust, sister, Nancy to have the rents and dividends for life. After her death, the trust funds to be divided among his nephews and nieces, Elizabeth, Charles, William and Emma Clifford, Anna Mc Leddand and Frederick Clifford, shared equally. .......................................(Presumably, the Newington and Chatham property to be sold?).
   Witnesses: John ? . Gardener of Newington and William ? , Grocer of Newington.
   Proved 14th September 1846

41.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

IN MEMORY OF ANN WIFE OF
WILLM. COATS OF UPCHURCH
SHE DIED THE 16th OF FEBRUARY 1773
AGED 53 YEARS
"O Death where is thy Sting"
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM COATS
DIED THE 29th OF JANUARY 1780
AGED 69 YEARS

DUTNALL SEE BUTLER

42.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES LYDIA
WIFE OF
GEORGE ELLIS
WHO DIED 17th NOVEMBER 1878
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st JULY 1854
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY ROSA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th JUNE 1863
AGED 7 YEARS

43.   HEADSTONE, NEAR YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN
FOWLE AND DAUGHTER
OF HENRY MERCER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
THE 29th 1760 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO THEIR INFANT CHILD
LEFT ISSUE TWO DAUGHTERS
VIZ MARY AND ELIZABETH
(Eroded Verses)

44.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS GIBBONS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JULY 30th 1774
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 13th
1778 AGED 68 YEARS
"Encomiums on Tombs are Vainly spent,
A Man's Good Name is his best Monument"

Canterbury Court Will Dated 15th January 1774
Thomas Gibbons, Carpenter.
First all debts, funeral and related cost to be paid.
To his wife, Frances, all his effects, goods, chattels, ready money, debts and all else, for her lifetime. After her death, the estate to be equally divided between his children.
His wife and two sons, John and Sills, are executors.
Witnesses: Michil Dod and Thomas Tapley
Proved 19th October 1774. Power reserved to Sills Gibbons. Note on wrapper of will: "to Mr John Gibbons at Sittingbourne".

45.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE, CLOSE TO TOWER

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JAMES & MARY SON & DAUGHTER OF
THOS. & FRANCES GIBBONS
[ WHO DIED [     ] JUNE 1749]
[                        ]
"[                                         ] of their Day,
Happier by Far,
Could Mortals think it so,
Then those Ordained to Longer Life,
With Sorrow, Pain and Woe"

46.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH HARLEY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF DECEMBER 1831
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Beloved and Respected"
ALSO
MRS. MARGARET GODDALL
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF NOVEMBER 1841 AGED 89 YEARS
LIKEWISE ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MARGARET GOODALL
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1839
AGED 54 YEARS

47.   HEADSTONE, NEAR ENTRANCE GATE ?

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
SARAH JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES HATLEY
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1889
AGED 30 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

48.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

"Jesus hath done all things Well"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK HINGE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 14th 1879
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELLEN JARRETT MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 26th 1880
AGED 56 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

49.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE


KEBLE

HERE
LYETH INTERR'D YE BODY

OF JOHN KEBLE
OF THIS PARISH, YEO.
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 30th OF MAY
1736
AGED 55 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 4th May 1725 ?
John Keble, Yeoman.
He is ill.
   To cousin, James Keble, son of Richard Keble, for ever, his two houses or cottages and their gardens, at Newington, , one occupied by Henry Rose and the other by himself.
   To kinswoman, Mary Keble, daughter of Richard Keble, 50; to kinswoman, Elizabeth Keble another daughter of Richard Keble, 10; to kinsman Thomas Keble, son of Richard Keble, 20; to kinsman, Richard, another son of Richard, 20; to kinsman Edward Keble another son of Richard, 20; to kinswoman, Ann Keble, another daughter of Richard, 10.
   To his sister, wife of Richard Rember ?, 20; to Sarah Phillpott wife of Abraham Downe, 10.
   Residue, personal estate, , goods, chattels, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to kinsman, James Keble, the latter and brother, Richard, are executors.
   Witnesses: John Burman, William Twopenny and Susanna Godden.
   Proved 20th September 1736

KEBLE SEE PICKNALL

LUCK SEE CHEESMAN

50.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

MARY WIFE OF THOMAS LUDGATER
AND DAUGHTER OF HENRY AND
ELIZABETH MERCER
DIED 19th OF DECEMBER 1786
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS LUDGATER
DIED THE 20th OF APRIL 1807
AGED 80 YEARS

51.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
MERCER LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN SON OF
THOMAS AND MARY LUDGATER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th OF MARCH 1797
AGED 44 YEARS
"With Patience to the Last he did Submit,
And murmured not at what the Lord thought fit,
He with a Christian Courage did Resign,
His Soul to God at his Appointed Time"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 20th May 1796
Mercer Ludgater, Gentleman.
   To wife, Elizabeth, such part of his furniture as she thinks fit. To sister Mary, wife of William Hunton of Milton, Peruke Maker, 100. To sister, Elizabeth Ann wife of Daniel Budds of Chatham, Tallow Chandler and Grocer, 100.
   To John Murton, of Church Lane, Newington, 10 guineas.
   Residue to brother, Thomas of Newington, Gentleman, for ever, subject to imitations of a certain deed of settlement made before his marriage, dated July 4th 1786, subject to a payment of an annuity of 40 to be paid to his wife, by his father, Thomas, for life. John Murton and brother Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: Walter Vaughan, J. Marsh and William Dynot.
   Proved 3rd May 1797 Power reserved to John Murton.

52.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

CHARLOTTE
DAUGHTER
OF WM. & ELIZ. LUDGATER
DIED 29th SEPT. 1798
AGED 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS

53.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HARRISON LUDGATER
SON OF WILLM. & ELIZ LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO WAS KILLED BY THE ACCIDENTAL
GOING OFF OF A GUN
THE 27th DAY OF NOV. 1806
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
DANIEL HARRISON LUDGATER
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 12th OF APRIL 1802
AGED 1 MONTH

54.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

MARY DAUGHTER
OF HENRY &
ELIZA MERCER
DIED MAR. 25th
1780 AGED 18 WEEKS
& 4 MONTHS

MERCER SEE FOWLE

PAGE SEE CALLAWAY

55.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE



HERE LIETH YE BODY OF
MARY PICKNALL WIDDER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. YE 16th
1698* IN THE 59th YEAR OF HER AGE
& LATE WIFE OF JAMES
PICKNALL YEOMAN BOTH OF THIS P'ISH.
* (1699 in modern calender)

Canterbury Court Will Dated 17th July 1698
Mary Picknall, Widow.
She is very sick and weak.
Son Richard is executor.
   To daughter, Susan wife of John Bonnier, all her clothes. Executor will pay daughter, Susan, 40 shillings a year for 10 years after testator's death, if she lives so long, out of personal estate.
To her two grand daughters, Mary and Susan, daughters of Susan, at 18 or day of marriage, 5 each.
To daughter, Mary wife of Abraham Benstead, 5; to Elizabeth daughter of Mary, at 20 or day of marriage, 5; to daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Saywell, 5.
Residue after payment of debts, funeral and probate costs, to son Richard.
Signs will with her mark.
Witnesses: John Saunders, Stephen Baker and William Back.
Proved 24th April 1699

56.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF RICHARD PICKNALL
[                              ]
[            ]AUGUST
1711 AGED [         ]

57.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF ALITIA PICKNALL
WHO DIED OCTOR.
THE 29th 1723
IN YE 18th YEAR
OF HER AGE
ALSO AT YE HEAD OF
THIS STONE LYE YE
BODY OF JOHN
JAMES & MARY
SONS & DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & ANN KEBLE OF YS PARISH
THEY DYED IN THEIR INFANCY HERE'S
INTERR'D YE BODY
OF ANN WIFE OF
JOHN KEBLE OF
YS PARISH, YEO.
FRANCES? WIFE OF
JOHN PICKNALL SHE
DIED YE 17th OF
MARCH 1724
AGED 44 YEARS

PLAT SEE ALLYSON

58.   LEDGER, UNDER YEW TREE

REBECCA RAINE
DIED MAY 14th 1829
AGED 40 YEARS
JOHN BOYSE BUTLER
DIED DECEMBER 29th 1860
AGED 4 MONTHS
MABEL BUTLER
DIED FEBY. 20Th 1879
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO ARCHIBALD BUTLER
DIED JUNE 13th 1884
AGED 2 YEARS & 2 MONTHS
"Weep not we are not Dead but Sleepeth"

59.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS TAPLEY OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 16th OF JULY 1765
AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH TWO SONS AND
ONE DAUGHTER VIZ. ARTHUR, JOHN AND ANN
LEAVING A CONSOLATE WIDOW & FIVE CHILDREN
TWO SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
ALSO MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE THOMAS TAPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 31st JANY. 1783 AGED 60 YEARS

60.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN AND FRANCIS TAPLEY
SONS OF THOMAS AND ANN
TAPLEY OF THIS PARISH

JOHN NOV. 26th 177?
AGED 2 YEARS
FRANCIS NOV. 2nd 1778
AGED 4 MONTHS

61.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS TAPLEY
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd OF FEBRUARY 1802
AGED 43 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE ABOVE
THOMAS TAPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF NOVEMBER 1802
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd March 1802
Thomas Tapley, Farmer.
First all debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   To daughter, Amelia, 500, but if she wishes, the money to stay in the hands of his trustees and she to be paid interest earned from the 500.
   To son, John, 600 at 21 years of age; to sons and daughters, Thomas, Mary Ann, Sarah and Richard, 500 each at 21 years of age, if any wish, the money can be held by trustees and in the case of Amelia.
   Trustees can us some of the principal sum of money to put children out apprentice.
   To Richard Ruck of Newington, Gentleman, John Packman of Newington, Surgeon, Samuel Hatch of Rainham, Tailor and son Thomas Tapley, his freehold , leasehold and copyhold land and houses, money in the Public Funds, upon trust. Trustees to allow son Thomas to carry on farming business, under their supervision, until the youngest child is 21. Trustees to invest that part of his personal estate, which consists of money, except that needed for the farming business.
   After paying legacies to his children, his trustees will, from time to time, to pay from the profits of his business and real and personal estate, towards the maintenance and education of his children, Thomas, Mary, Sarah and Richard, until they are all 21.
   Son Thomas to have the yearly sum of 30, besides his board and lodgings, so long as he runs the farming business, until his youngest sibling is 21.
   Daughter Amelia, to have 14 per year, besides her board and lodging, as long as she superintends the domestic side of the Tapley house, from which the business is carried on, until her youngest sibling is 21.
   If his estate is not sufficient to pay all legacies, trustees can make it up by sale or mortgaging any of his freeholds, .........................(detailed conditions follow).
   If daughter, Amelia dies before her youngest sibling is 21 or declines to superintend the domestic side of the family business, the trustees to appoint someone else to fulfil those duties.
   When all his children are 21, trustees to sell freehold and leasehold estate, land, stock and implements, personal estate and chattels.
   Trustees to divide money between his children, equally shared.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Attorney ?, Newington, James Coopper Clifford and John Wyles.
   Proved 5th January 1803. Granted to Samuel Hatch, power reserved to Richard Ruck, John Packham and Thomas Tapley.

62.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
ANN TAPLEY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF SEPT. 1831
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO
AMELIA TAPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF SEPT. 1836
AGED 57 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 28th June 1836
Amelia Tapley, Spinster, formerly of Newington Farm, now of Rainham.
   To sister, Sarah Tapley, and niece, Augusta Tapley, daughter of late sister, Ann Tapley, "securities" for household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes and all other goods, chattels, effects and personal estate, equally shared. Also to Augusta, interest from money in the hands of Mr John Tomlin of Dandelion *, Isle of Thanet, he is her executor, and to sister Sarah, the residue of the interest, for life. After her death,the whole of the interest to Augusta. The principal sum to remain with John Tomlin and the legacies subject to payment of her debts, funeral and other costs, also for 5 for Tomlin for his his trouble and 4 for James Taylor, Carpenter, Joiner and undertaker of Rainham, over and above his professional charges, as her undertaker.
   She wants a good coffin, lined but not covered, a horse and coach, silk bands and gloves for the Minister, Clerk and Undertaker. She desires to be interred at Newington, with a headstone and footstone, with her inscription and that of her late sister, Ann.
   Witnesses: Thomas Abbott, James Taylor and Frances Joy.
   Proved 10th December 1836. John Tomlin, Gentleman, is now of Birchington. Chattels and credits value less than 1,000. Dandelion is Dent de Lion, near Margate.

63.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE


TRESS

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF WILLIAM & MARY TRESS BOTH OF
THIS PARISH HE DIED 2nd OF MARCH
1768 AGED 52 YEARS, SHE DIED THE
25th OF SEPT. 1772 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH SARAH DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 9th FEBY. 1770 AGED 11 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

64.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

HERE LIES THE BODY OF
WILLIAM TRESS LATE OF
UPCHURCH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th OF
FEBRUARY 1792 AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM TRESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15th OF JUNE
1775 AGED 21 YEARS
LIKEWISE SARAH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH TRESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF SEPTEMBER
1773 AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM
AND SARAH TRESS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF JANUARY 1784 AGED 4 YEARS
LEFT A WIDOW, 6 SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER

65.   HEADSTONE UNDER YEW TREE

IN MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS TRESS
LATE OF SITTINGBOURNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCT. 12th 1792
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO TWO? OF HIS
CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
"A Faithful Friend, a Husband Dear
A Tender Father Layeth Here,
Great is the Loss that We Sustain,
I Hope in Christ it is His Gain"

66.   HEADSTONE UNDER YEW TREE

TO THE MEMORY OF
JESSE SON OF
WILLIAM & SARAH TRESS
LATE OF UPCHURCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF APRIL 1802
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th OF AUGUST 1803
AGED 19 YEARS
"Our Time was Short, the Longer is our Rest,
God called us Home because He thought it Best"
LIKEWISE JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st
OF JANUARY 1807 AGED 18 YEARS

67.   HEADSTONE UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS TRESS LATE OF
FAVERSHAM IN KENT
WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1825
IN THE 46th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS CHILDREN AS THE
LAST TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO HIS INESTIMABLE
QUALITIES AS A PARENT AND A MAN

68.   HEADSTONE UNDER YEW TREE

TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD WALLIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF JANUARY 1810
AGED 69 YEARS
LEFT A WIDOW AND 3 SONS
VIZ. WILLIAM, JAMES & HENRY
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF AUGUST 1811
AGED 29 YEARS
(Unreadable Verses)
NEAR THIS PLACE 7 SONS & 2 DAUGHTERS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 15th May 1802
Richard Wallis, Tailor and Draper.
   His estate, after payment of debts, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, Ruth, for life. After her death, to his three sons, William, James and Henry, in such proportions as his wife directs in her will. His wife and son William are executors.
   Witnesses: Stephen Bushell and James Edmed.
   Proved 25th May 1810. Son William has died since will was made.

69.   HEADSTONE, UNDER YEW TREE

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF RUTH WIFE IF
RICHARD WALLIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF APRIL 1817
AGED 64 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 12th October 1814
Ruth Wallis, Widow.
Her body to be buried at Newington, as close as possible to her late husband, Richard.
Her debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To friend John Bate of Sittingbourne, Linen Draper and daughter in law, Nancy Wallis of Gainsford Street, Horseleydown, Surrey, (London), widow, 15 each.
   To James Nailer Wallis, illegitimate son of son James by Elizabeth Nailer, late of Newington, single woman, deceased, dozen of silver tea spoons marked J.N.W; to John Bate and Nancy Wallis, 200, upon trust, they to pay interest from this towards maintenance and education of James Nailer Wallis, until he is 21, when he will receive the principal sum of 200. If he dies before then, with no lawful issue then the 200 goes into her residuary estate.
   Residue of real and personal estate, to son James, for ever. If he dies in lifetime of his mother, with no lawful issue, then the legacy to her trustees, to sell, (except her clothes), and collect money owed. They to lay out 100 in the Public Funds or real estate, and pay interest produced towards the maintenance and education of Henry Francis Lott, the illegitimate son of her son, Henry, by Elizabeth Lott of Newington, Widow, until he is 21, when the principal sum of 100 will be transferred to him.
   Residue , as follows, to sister, Frances Croft of Bobbing, Widow, one half; the other half to be invested, in trust, for James Nailer Wallis, as before directed, until he is 21. The 200 before left for the benefit of James Nailer Wallis, is, if he dies before he is 21, with no lawful issue, will be held in trust, for Henry Francis Lott, on same terms as before. Any remainder to sister Frances Croft, if she is alive when testator dies, she will also have all her clothes............ Technical details follow.
   Her trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: Catherine Regner Harms, servant to Mrs Wallis, William Roper, Victualler of Newington and E. Crump, Clerk to Mr Bathurst, Sittingbourne.
   Proved 29th December 1817. Son James is a Shopkeeper of Newington, Nancy Wallis is of the Barbican, London. Value of goods, chattels and credits is less than 1,000.

70.   HEADSTONE UNDER YEW TREE


WILLARD

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF JOHN WILLARD
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
14th OF NOVEM. 1719
IN THE 40th YEAR OF
HIS AGE ALSO HERE
LYETH THE BODY
OF JOHN GREEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO DIED MAY
THE 26th 1727 IN THE
37th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Canterbury Court Will Dated 12th November 1719
John Willard, Blacksmith.
To sister, Mary Jolly ?, 5 shillings; to kinsman, John Willard, son of brother, William, his pair of silver burbells. Residue of personal estate, goods, chattels, after his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, Elizabeth, who is his executor.
Witnesses: George Chrisfield and Samuel Crosswell.
Proved 26th February 1719 (1720)

Canterbury Court Will Dated 25th May 1727
John Greene, Blacksmith.
He is somewhat ill.
To wife Elizabeth and her heirs, his house and garden at Newington, to sell, if she pleases.
Estate, goods, chattels, after his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, who is his executor.
Witnesses: Edward Hammon, Thomas Palmer and Samuel Crosswell.
Proved 22nd July 1727.
Elizabeth Willard, widow of John, married John Green at Canterbury in December 1719

 

CHURCHYARD PART 2

THE LARGEST AREA OF THE CHURCHYARD, SOUTH OF THE CHURCH AND EAST OF THE PATH TO THE CHURCH ENTRANCE, THROUGH THE SOUTH PORCH.

71.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH


ADY

HERE LIETH
THE BODY OF
THOMAS ADY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED YS
LIFE SEPT. YE 18th
1726 AGED 50 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON
THOMAS
ALSO ALICE WIFE OF THO.
ADY DIED 14th JULY 1712



Canterbury Court Will Dated 17th September 1726
Thomas Ady, Yeoman.
To son Thomas, for ever, his house, garden and blacksmith's forge in Newington, occupied by William
Luckhurst ?
To his sister, Mary, wife of John Boys, 50. If son Thomas dies with no lawful issue, then the house and all household goods and chattels, to sister Mary Boys, for ever.
Residue of personal estate, goods and chattels, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to son Thomas, who is executor.
Witnesses: Mark of Thomas Usher, mark of Elizabeth Garrett and Samuel Crosswell.

72.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM ANDREWS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 14th OF AUGUST 1771
AGED 48 YEARS

73.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ANDREWS
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF NOVEMBER 1809
AGED 76 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th November 1809
William Andrews of Bobbing, Yeoman.
He is sick and weak.
   The interest and dividends on 850 in the 5% Bank Annuities, to grand daughter, Sally wife of Charles Wharton, Foreman of the Joiners at H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness, for life, after her death, to her children at 21 years, equally shared.
   To grandson, John Bastard of Sheerness, Shipwright, 100; to grandson, Thomas Bastard of Sheerness, 175, part of money in the 3% Bank Annuities, at 21 years, in the meantime, the interest on the 175 towards his maintenance, education and clothing. To grand daughter, Elizabeth Bastard of Sheerness, 175, as for Thomas.
   To grandson, William Bastard, 1 shilling, when he shall demand it.
   To sister, Margaret Waghorn, Widow, 2 shillings per week for life, from his personal estate.
   Residue of goods, chattels, rights, credits, money in Public Funds, personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs and the 2 shillings per week for his sister, to who is entitled under the intestacy law.
Appoints Sally Wharton and Thomas Stanley Wakely of Rainham, Gentleman, executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Hinde, Junior and John Wyard.

Codicil 18th November 1809
His house, garden, stable, orchard and land at Key Street, Bobbing, in his occupation, to Sally Wharton, for life, after her death, to her children and their heirs, for ever, equally shared.
Signs codicil with his mark.
   Witnesses: Robert Hinde, John Hinde and Judith May.

Codicil, same date as first.
He had left the residue to whoever is entitled under the Intestacy Law. He now revokes that and bequeaths the residue, after payment of his debts, etc., to all his grandchildren, except William Bastard, equally shared awhen all reach 21 years.
   Witnesses: Robert Hinde, John Hinde and John Callaway.
   Proved 29th January 1810

ANDREWS SEE ELLIOTT

74.   HEADSTONE

NEAR THIS PLACE
LIETH THE REMAINS OF
FRANCIS BACON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF
JULY 1785 AGED 77 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th OF NOVEMBER
1780 AGED 65 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER VIZ. FRANCES
ALSO RICHARD STONEHOUSE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th OF DECEMBER
1782 AGED 61 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS VIZ. RICHARD & JESSE
ALSO FRANCES STONEHOUSE
DIED 1st OF JULY 1839 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO JESSE STONEHOUSE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
20th JUNE 1841 AGED 62 YEARS

REAR

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH STONEHOUSE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 7th 1802
AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

75.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES BAKER
WHO DIED MARCH 19th 1851
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1864
AGED 65 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 1st March 1849
Charles Baker, Carpenter.
To wife, Sarah, all his property, for life, after her death, the estate to be divided into 4 equal parts.
   3 parts to his sons, William, George and Thomas; the 4th part to be divided between Charles Baker and his sister Ellen Baker of Hartlip, son and daughter of his late son, John. This money to be placed in the Savings Bank at Sittingbourne, until Charles is 21.
   If his wife, Sarah, should marry again, the property to be divided into 5 parts, his wife having an equal share with his above named children. Son Thomas is executor.
   Witnesses: John Beaumont and William Chandler Ost.
   Proved 15th December 1851

Son Thomas is a Cordwainer. Value of goods, chattels and credits less than 100.

76.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY BAKER
DIED OCT. 23rd 1913
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM BAKER
DIED MARCH 27th 1917 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
KATHLEEN MARY
ONLY CHILD OF P & E. COOK
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JAN. 2nd 1911 DIED OCT. 26th 1915
"Gently Sleeping"

Principal Probate Registry Index:
William Baker
Of the "Legh (sic) Arms" (Leigh?) at Newington, administration to Percy William Cook, serving in H.M. Forces.
Effects 453 15s 2d, re-sworn, 799 17s 2d.

77.   HEADSTONE, NEAR SOUTH DOOR

HERE
LYETH THE
BODY OF WILLIAM
BARROW, GENT. OF
THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL YE 7th ANO.1710
AGED 32 YEARS LEFT
ISSUE THREE SONS
WILLIAM, RICHARD & JOHN



Canterbury Court Will Dated 16th March 1709 (1710)
William Barrow, Grocer.
His wife Mary, is executor.
To son William, his ? , silver large two handled cup marked H., his silver tobacco box, silver spoon marked A. S. W.B., his mare's bridle and saddles. 
To son Richard, his silver footed cup marked B., a silver spoon marked R.B. R. M. a silver salt marked B. his gold ring with poesy, (True Love is Endless), and 100 which he out at interest on the W. M. paper mill at Sittingbourne. To son John, his small two handled cup marked B., a silver salt marked B., a large W. M. W. M. silver spoon, marked H. , another silver spoon marked E.G., an old fashioned silver spoon with a knob at the end A. S. of the handle, marked E.E., (but not very pla[in]), his silver seal, large mourning ring, "I had at mu uncle Barrow's funeral" and 50 due to testator within one month after the death of his late father in law, William Knight, according to a condition of a bond entered into by his late father before testator's marriage, he desires that the security given, 50, may be altered and other good security given in the name and for the use of his son John, 3 months after his death.
   Residue of goods, chattels, and personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, on condition, that she claims no dower rights in his real estate, if she refuses, then the last bequest to his three sons, equally shared. His wife is guardian to his three children until they are all 21, as long as she continues his widow, if she remarries his sons can appoint a new guardian in her place.
   His wife will keep the plate and rings and keep money on interest until his sons are 21.
   To son William, the house and land in Stockbury and Bicknor, occupied by Richard Bates and 12 acres of woodland in the latter parish, for ever.
   To son Richard, his house and 3 orchards at Chesley, Newington and 2 acres in the field called Common Field in Newington, occupied by [ ] Ayer, and 2 pieces of land , total 8 acres, at Stockbury, occupied by John Bates, for ever. To son John, his new built house, stable, outhouse and land at Lower Halstow, occupied by William Carrick, also his house, stable, outhouse and garden at Milton, occupied by Francis Cobb, for ever.
   His wife will maintain, educate and cloth, and put out apprentice his 3 sons, from rents and profits of his property, lands and interest from money given to his sons at 21 years...................................
   Witnesses: William Traynor, Richard Chalk and William Back.
   Proved 9th July 1710

78.   CHEST TOMB, NOW MISSING

IN MEMORY OF
MR. WILLM. BARROW
WHO DIED 6th JULY 1751
AGED 54 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
SARAH BARROW THE WIFE OF
WILLM. BARROW WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 11th OF NOV. 1762 AGED 70 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 17th October 1750
William Barrow, Grocer.
His house, stable, outhouse and woodlands in Biddenden, occupied by Robert Colebrook, (about 97 acres), and his part of a house, barn, stable, outhouses, lands and woodlands in Stockbury , Bredgar and Hucking, occupied by John Banner and testator, (about 100 acres), also his house, barn, stable, outhouses and land at Iwade, occupied by Thomas Parnell, (about 40 acres), to daughter, Sarah Barrow, for ever.
   To his wife, Sarah, above what he has already settled on her, an annuity of 15, from his property at Biddenden, for her life or widowhood; also to his wife, rent due to him at his death, from the estates he has settled on her for her jointure; also to his wife, so much of his household goods and furniture as she chooses, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, the goods to daughter Sarah. His wife to sign an inventory, which will be returned after her death or remarriage. Also to his wife, 20 for mourning and several old pieces of silver coin and other money not exceeding 10, and her diamond rings, gold rings and other rings and all plate which was hers when she was single; also, wine and pickled posek (posset ?), in the house at his death. All her legacies and that previously settled on her are in lieu of her dower rights on his real and personal estate. If she does not accept, the legacies are void and will go to daughter Sarah. If daughter Sarah died with no lawful issue, then her legacies, property and land at Biddenden. Stockbury, Bredgar, Hucking and Iwade, to his wife, for life or widowhood; after her death or remarriage, then half goes to his brother, Richard, for life and after Richard's death, to his children, Hannah, wife of Thomas Baker, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann and John Barrow, (by his first wife, Elizabeth Murton), equally shared, for ever.
   The other half of his estate goes to his brother, John and his heirs, for ever. To brothers Richard and John, 10 each, for mourning.
   After payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, the residue of his personal estate, to his executor, who is daughter, Sarah.
   Witnesses: John Punnett, Ann Downd and J. Batcheller.
   Proved 13th September 1751

79.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN BEAUMONT
LATE OF THE PARISH OF MILTON
AND WIDOW OF
WILLIAM BEAUMONT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 1st DAY OF APRIL 1855
AGED 63 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE SON AND
DAUGHTER TO THE MEMORY OF AND [        ]
THE LIFE OF [                        ] MOTHER.

80.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JULIA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN THOMAS BOYSE
DIED JULY 13th 1898 AGED 28 YEARS
"I, in a Sudden Moment, Fell,
I had no time to bid my Friends Farewell,
Think this not Strange, Death come to all,
Readers be Ready when Christ shall Call"
ALSO FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN THOMAS BOYSE
WHO DIED FEBY. 13Th 1915
AGED 79 YEARS
"They Rest from their Labours"

1891 Census: John Boyse, Market gardener
Principal Probate Registry Index : John Thomas Boyse, of Boyse Hill, Newington, Market Gardener, administration to Frederick William Boyse, Gardener, John Stanley Read, Grocer and Mark Packer, Baker. Effects: 269 16s 6d.

81.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PORCH

HERE'S
INTERR'D YE BODY
OF ELIZ. WIFE OF NATHA. BRENCHLEY
WHO DIED JAN. YE 10th 1715/16
AGED 32 YEARS
BY WHOM SHE LEFT ONE
SON & 2 DAUGHTERS
NATHA., ELIZ. & ALICE
ALICE SURVIVED

82.   HEADSTONE

HERE'S
INTERR'D YE BODY
OF NATH. BRENCHLEY
OF THIS PARISH, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 4th 1723 AGED
40 YEARS LEFT ISSUE 3 SONS AND
ONE DAUGHTER
NATHANAEL, JOSEPH, BENJAMIN & ELIZTH.

83.   HEADSTONE

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF HANNAH
WIFE OF NICHOLAS
MURTON GENT.
SINCE THE WIFE OF
NATH. BRENCHLEY
GENT. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JULY YE 30th
1727 IN YE 48th YEAR
OF HER AGE

84.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN BRETT, WIDOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] DECEMBER
1848
AGED 82 YEARS
LEAVING FIVE CHILDREN TO LAMENT ?
THEIR LOSS
JOHN, MARY ANN, JAMES, EDWARD, THOMAS
(Eroded Verses)



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th March 1843
Ann Brett.
Her freehold cottage, with outhouse, yard and garden in Church Street, Newington, occupied by Charles Tapp. To her son Thomas, for ever, subject to him paying 160 to his siblings, John, Mary Ann, James and Edward Holland, or to the children of those who may have died before her, equally shared.
   All household goods, furniture, linen, china, her clothes, to daughter, Mary Ann. Her stock of wines, spirits, beer and liquors, with the fixtures, implements and effects used in her business as innkeeper and victualler, carried on for several years at the "White Hart", in Newington, and the goodwill, to daughter, Mary Ann and son Thomas, equally shared. If Thomas declines to carry on the business with Mary Ann, then the whole stock goes to Mary Ann, provided she pays Thomas, 50, as his half share of business.
   All ready money, invested money, money due on mortgage, bill, bonds or debts, and residue, subject to payment of her debts, funeral and probate costs, to her five children or children of those who may die before her, equally shared.
Son John and John Beaumont of Newington, Cordwainer, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Dear Friend, Surgeon and James Buss.
   Proved 17th March 1849

85.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH BRITTENDEN
DIED NOVEMBER [ ] 1895
AGED 42 YEARS
"Missed but not Lost, Gone Before"

1891 Census: Wife of Joseph, a Builder

CADWELL SEE PUNNETT

86.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN CALLAWAY
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1854
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH CALLAWAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1843
AGED 62 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord"
LEAVING 5 SONS & 5 DAUGHTERS
VIZ: JOHN, WILLIAM, RICHARD, BENJAMIN
MARY, ANN, SARAH, FRANCES KATE & HARRIOT
AND JAMES



Canterbury Court Will Dated 21st June 1853
Benjamin Callaway, Carpenter.
Funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To son John, his cottage, formerly part of workshop and garden, in Newington, for ever, upon condition that, he allows his sisters, Frances Kate and Harriot, the use of the parlour and chamber with staircase leading to the chamber from the parlour, for life, as long as they remain single, if they, or she, desire it.
   If John does not give his consent, then the cottage to his above 2 daughters, for life or as long as they remain single, after their deaths or marriage, then to son John, for ever.
   Also to son John, all his work benches, carpenter and joinery tools and chest, saws and ladders, shelves, cupboards, range stove, copper and fixtures in his house. To sons, John and William, equally shared, his stock in trade, timber, deals, board, ironmongery and coffin furniture.
   To daughters, Frances Kate and Harriot, 75; to daughter, Mary Ann wife of John Quaife, 30; to daughter, Ann wife of William Blackley, 20; to sons, Benjamin, William, Richard and James, 30 each; to grandchildren, George, Alfred, Benjamin and Ellen Blackley, 10 each. If any of his married sons and daughters die in his lifetime, their legacies to their respective spouse, (except William Blackley).
   To his executors, for their trouble, 10 each.
   Residue, money, leaseholds, chattels, debts, bonds, plate, linen, china, glass and effects, after his funeral and probate costs are paid, to his sons and daughters, William, Richard, James, Frances Kate and Harriot, equally shared. Son William and John Jackson are executors.
   Witnesses: Daniel Thomas and Samuel Broad.
   Proved 15th April 1854. Son William is a carpenter of Detling; John Jackson of Newington, is a Surveyor; goods, chattels and credits valued at less than 800.

87.   HEADSTONE


CATT

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLM.
CATT OF THIS PARISH
DIED SEPTEMR. YE 17th
1756 AGED 72 YEARS

CHAMPION SEE SAGE

88.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHEESMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 31st 1893 AGED 90 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME
THE 20th OF JULY 1895
AGED 84 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO ELEANOR ARMSTRONG
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSEDAWAY
MARCH 23rd 1911 IN HER 81st YEAR "At Rest"
ALSO OF FRANCES LUCK
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 18th NOVEMBER 1913
AGED 78 YEARS
"Until the Dawn"

1851 Census: William Cheesman, Master Shoemaker and Parish Clerk.

89.   HEADSTONE

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN COULTER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 7th 1784
AGED 38 YEARS
[                  ] DISCONSOLATE WIDOW WITH THREE SMALL CHILDREN
VIZ. TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER.
(Eroded Verses)

90.   HEADSTONE

HERE LIETH
YE BODY OF
RICHARD CHRISFIELD
OF THIS PARISH, MALTSTER
HE DIED DECEMBER 17th
1743 AGED 43 YEARS
"Who ere thou art
That passeth by
As you are now
So once was I"

Canterbury Court Will Dated 31st October 1743 (sic)
Richard Chrisfield.
Sister Ann, is executor.
To sister in law Hannah Chrisfield, , wife of George Chrisfield, 10; to Mary Olive, widow of George Olive, 10;
Residue to sister Ann.
Witnesses: Hugh Burdett, mark of Elizabeth Philpot and John Fowle
Proved 6th February 1744

CHRISFIELD SEE SEARS

91.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE COUCHMAN
OF THIS PARISH, BUTCHER *
HE DIED MAY YE 10th 1748
AGED 38 YEARS
MARY FARLEY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF FEBRUARY 1781
AGED [  ]9 YEARS

*Confirmed in Burial Register.

92.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD COULTER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1850
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 14th 1878
AGED 68 YEARS

1841 Census: Carter

93.   MARBLE CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN COULTER
DIED MAY 24th 1916
ALSO GEORGE COULTER
DIED JULY 24th 1862

1861 Census: Agricultural Labourer

94.   MARBLE CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM COX
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 2nd 1910
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ESTHER, WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1917 AGED 75 YEARS

1881 Census: Grocer and Draper.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Mansfield House, Newington, administration to widow, Esther. Effects, 2,438 5s, resworn, 2,468 5s.

95.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PORCH

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF WILLIAM
DARTNALL OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 16th DAY OF MAY
1716
AGED 70 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 15th August 1707
William Dartnall, Yeoman.
He is sick and weak.
Appoints wife, Margaret executor.
To cousin, John Dartnall of Tonbridge, Husbandman, 5 shillings.
   Residue of goods, chattels and personal estate, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs and legacies, to wife, Margaret.
Signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Mark of Ann Giddens, Maid Servant to testator, mark of Thomas Ferrall, Man Servant to testator and William Back.
Proved 13th June 1716

96.   HEADSTONE

JOHN BRENCHLEY DAVIES
DIED THE 10th NOVEMBER
1807
AGED 3 YEARS
AND 6 MONTHS

97.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH BROUD DAVIES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd JUNE 1826
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th JULY 1851
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA BISHOP DAVIES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1827
AGED 15 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 30th April 1849
Susanna Davies, Widow.
Appoints son, Edward Pellew Davies and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Davies, executors.
   To son Edward all her silver plate which formerly belonged to Joseph Davies, his grandfather; the plate is marked J.D. To daughter, Susanna Brenchley Huntley, wife of William Huntley of Dover, Architect, her 4 plated candlesticks.
   To servant, Elizabeth Thomas, 10 "as a small acknowledgement of her long and faithful service to me".
   All property held by her as mortgagee or trustee to her executors, upon the relevant trusts attached.
   In the division of her property, her son shall bring into account the value of 6 silver ? table spoons, 12 silver dessert spoons and 12 silver tea spoons, these are in his possession and marked with his crest, the value to be taken into account of his share of her furniture, money in the funds or mortgages.
   Residue of real and personal estate, to executors, upon trust, of which is for her 3 children, Edward, Sarah and Mary Davies, the other , upon trust, for daughter, Susanna Brenchley Huntley, for her lifetime; after her death, upon trust, to apply interest and any capital left, to the advancement in the world of her children.........................
   Trustees are to invest the share in the Public Funds or property and may sell any of her goods and chattels as they think fit.
   Witnesses: Ann Harnett, Wormdale ?, Newington and Martha Todd, Wormdale, Newingon.
   Proved 22nd September 1851

98.   HEADSTONE

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL GERTRUDE
THE DEARLY BELOVED AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
DAVID AND MARY ANN DENNESS
OF TOMLYN COTTAGE, NEWINGTON
WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY APRIL 28th 1909
AGED 24 YEARS
"To be with Christ, which is far Better"
"The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away"
"Not Our Will but Thine be Done"

1901 Census: David Denness, Barge Captain.

99.   HEADSTONE, NEAR WALL OF LADY CHAPEL

HERE LIETH YE BODY OF
THOMAS DENTON
OF THIS PARISH
[                                    ]
[                        ]

100.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MR ADAM EDMED
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 16th FEBRUARY 1801
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLOTTE GLADISH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
ADAM EDMED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 23rd OCTOBER 1825
AGED 54 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 13th February 1801
Adam Edmed, Carpenter and Shopkeeper.
Funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   His goods, chattels, lifehold or leasehold at Sheerness and other effects and freehold estate at Newington, which he purchased from William Godding, to Richard Ruck of Newington, Gentleman and to his brother, James Edmed, upon trust. Hey are to collect all debts and sell his leasehold estate in Sheerness, and pay off his debts, except mortgage debts on his freehold. He has agreed to let the latter, which is now occupied by Thomas Mason.
   There is also a workshop and yard where he carries out his trade, this to Peter Knott of Newington at 10 per annum. Knott has agreed to take his stock in trade and implements at a fair valuation. Trustees to execute a lease for Peter Knott at the above rent. The money paid for his stock in trade and implements, will be used to pay his debts. When his leasehold is sold, the proceeds and rents from Knott to be paid to his wife, Charlotte, for life, for her support and support and education of his four children, Elizabeth, James, Ann and Adam.
   Concerning his own house in Newington, bought from William Godding, where his trade as shopkeeper is carried on, and yard and slips of land behind property of John Boyse and passage therein, trustees to allow his wife to live in the house, for life, as shopkeeper. After her death, and in case his children are all under 21, trustees to let house, the rents going towards the maintenance and education of his children, if they are under 21.
   Trustees to sell what remains of his stock and all personal estate and effects, proceeds to be put into Public Funds and interest applied to his children's maintenance and education. After his wife's death, and when all children are 21, his freehold house and remains of personal estate to be transferred to them, in equal shares. He has mortgaged the house and he desires the mortgage to be paid off..........................................
   His trustees are his executors.
   Witnesses: Stephen Bushell, William Gee and John Brett.
   Proved 20th March 1801, Value of good, chattels and credits, less than 1,000. Power is reserved to Richard Ruck, who is a minor.

101.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZA ELLIOTT
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
W. & F. ANDREWS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF MAY 1827
AGED 23 YEARS
LEAVING A HUSBAND AND TWO
DAUGHTERS TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
ELIZA ANDREWS READ
AND EMILY ANN
ERECTED BY HER FATHER TO A PIOUS
AND AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER
ALSO ROBERT ELLIOTT HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1832
AGED 37 YEARS

102.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES LYDIA
WIFE OF
GEORGE ELLIS
WHO DIED 17th NOVEMBER 1878
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st JULY 1854
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY ROSA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th JUNE 1863
AGED 7 YEARS

1871 Census: George Elliott was a Master Carpenter

103.   CURB STONES

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN FIELD DIED MARCH 2nd 1899 AGED 43 YEARS

CHARLES FIELD DIED JANUARY 25th 1902 AGED47 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Holme Cottage, Newington, administration to John Field, Labourer. Effects, 210 16s 7d.

FISHER SEE RUCK

FOSTER SEE STEEL

104.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ELIZA
DAUGHTER OF WALTER AND
MARY GEARREN OF
THIS PARISH DIED 6th FEBRUARY 1851
AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO SARAH TOLLAST
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 29th 1855
AGED 84 YEARS

105.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WALTER GEARREN
WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1875
AGED 68 YEARS
"Upright, Just and Kind of Heart,
Alas how soon did'st thou from us Depart,
No more thou art but to Memory Dear,
Now Loved ones o'er thy Grave will shed a Tear"
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1885
AGED 75 YEARS
"So teach us to number our Days
That we may apply our Hearts to Wisdom"

1871 Census: At Luddenham, Farm Bailiff.

106.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ANN GILBERT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF APRIL
1778 AGED 71 YEARS

107.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SARAH GILBERT
OF THE PARISH OF GILLINGHAM
WHO DIED JULY THE 8th 1799
IN THE THIRTIETH YEAR OF HER AGE
"In Love I Lived, in Love I Died,
Life was Desired but God Denied"
ALSO SARAH THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE JOHN AND SARAH
GILBERT WHO DIED AUGUST 22nd 1800
IN THE 20th YEAR OF HER AGE
"My Parents and my Sister Dear,
By God's Command I leave this World and You,
(Rest Buried)

108.   HEADSTONE, NEAR WYLES MONUMENT

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GOLDSMITH
LATE OF THIS PARISH, GENTLEMAN
WHO DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1830
AGED 83 YEARS
"Stop, Stranger and read as you Pass by,
For as you are, so once was I,
And as I am as you must be,
Therefore Prepare to Follow me"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 27th August 1825
John Goldsmith, Labourer.
All debts, funeral, probate costs and cost of headstone and footstone paid first.
   To Thomas Swan of Chatham, Labourer, 5; to his sister Mary Goldsmith, the interest on 250, which is in the Bank of England. After her death, the principal sum to be shared equally between the survivors of any of his brothers' and sisters' children, they also share the residue. Sister Mary of Chatham and John Beaumont, Junior of Newington, Cordwainer, are executors.
   Signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: William Newman, John Mole and Jesses Cheesman.
   Proved 19th October 1830. Power reserved to Mary Goldsmith.

GOODALL SEE HARLEY

109.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES GOODISON
OF THISPARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1875
AGED 77 YEARS
"O God, my Heart id Fixed, is Bent
It's Thankful Tribute to Present,
And with my Heart my Voice I'll Raise,
To Thee my God in Songs of Praise"

110.   HEADSTONE, CENTER OF PLOT

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY GRACE WIDOW
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 20th 1783
AGED 61 YEARS

111.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
DANIEL GRACE
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF SEPTEMBER 1812
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
2 OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. THOMAS & MARY ANN
ALSO
THE ABOVE DANIEL GACE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF NOVEMBER 1828
AGED 73 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 18th September 1828
Daniel Grace.
Forgives his son, Daniel for money owed; to son Daniel, 50; to son James, 100, in addition to his share of personal estate; to Ann Hayzleden, his housekeeper, 10; to Hannah Thomas, Widow, of John Thomas, late of Halstow, 5; to Elizabeth, wife of William Webb, of Milton, 5. To William Dodd, of Rainham, Yeoman, John Jordan of Milton, Auctioneer and James Clifford of Newington, Blacksmith, all ready money, invested money, farming and grazing stock, implements, goods, chattels, personal estate and effects, upon trust.
   They are at the time most beneficial to his children, sell his business and convert into money all his personal estate not consisting of money, collect invested money and debts, as they think expedient, they are to pay his debts, funeral, probate costs and legacies.
   The trust money to his children, John, Elizabeth wife of John Green, James and William, in equal shares.
He has advanced for son John, 400 and to John Green, 500 plus; he is jointly bound with the late John Huggins for securing the further sum of 400.
   If the shares of son John, daughter Elizabeth, John Green and son William do not amount in value to what he has advanced to them or John Green, as he is bound, then he, she or they to pay the balance due to the estate after deducting the share due to them.
   Trustees can , at their discretion, with the consent of his "worthy and highly respected landlord, Sir John Filmer, Baronet, divide the farming , grazing business, implements and effects into 2 equal parts and that his sons John and James shall have the option of taking the same. The two halves to be valued by two "indifferent and competent" persons, one chosen by his trustees and one by his sons. If John and James refuse to purchase the half parts of his business, then his other son shall have the option of taking the whole business and purchase it as valued. Sons John and James to pay valuation to trustees before taking possession.
   To trustees 10 each; to trustees all real estate vested in him as trustee or mortgagee and to get in money owed by mortgage. His trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: John Hinde and John Friend.
   Proved 6th December 1828. Goods, chattels and credits value less than 7,000. Power reserved to William Dodd.

GREEN SEE WILLARD

112.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GREENSTED
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF JULY 1799
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF FEBRUARY 1779
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH
ONE SON AND THREE DAUGHTERS
ALSO THOMAS GREENSTED SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 15th SEPT. 1832AGED 82 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING WIDOW AND TWELVE CHILDREN

113.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY GRUMBOLD
SCHOOLMASTER
WHO DIED THE 17th OF OCTOBER
1835
AGED 39 YEARS

114.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATILDA WIFE OF
JAMES HAMMON
(OF SITTINGBOURNE)
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
WILLIAM ROPER
OF TIS PARISH
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1864
AGED 47 YEARS

1861 Census: James Hammon, Licensed Victualler of the "Plough Inn", Sittingbourne.

HANSON SEE GAVINE

115.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM HART
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 1st 1859
AGED 81 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING 3 SONS AND
TWO DAUGHTERS VIZ. CHARLOTTE,
THOMAS, JOHN, ELIZA, DANIEL
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
WILLIAM HART
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 2nd 1865 AGED 85 YEARS
"She is Gone and the Grave hath Received Her,
Twas Jesus who Called her Away,
She is Gone to the Lord who Redeemed Her,
From Night to the Splendour of Day"

116.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS HART
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
22nd OF FEBRUARY 1861
AGED 59 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW
FIVE SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians tried in Vain,
Till God died Please to give me Ease,
And Release me from my Pain"
ALSO SARAH HART
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1890
AGED 85 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index :Thomas Hart, Labourer, administration granted to widow, Sarah, value of Effects, less than 200.

117.   HEADSTONE, NEAR ENTRANCE GATE.

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
SARAH JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES HATLEY
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1889
AGED 30 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

118.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PORCH


HEAD

HERE LYETH YE
BODY OF STEPHEN
HEAD WHO DE
PARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT. YE 21st
1709
AGED 36 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON
& ONE DAUGHTER
WILLIAM & MERCY

119.   HEADSTONE


HEARENDEN

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN HEARENDEN LATE OF
THIS PARISH WHO DIED
JULY YE 19th 1741 AGED 41
THIS WAS ERECTED BY
EDWD. & DAVID HEARENDEN

Canterbury Court Will Dated 4th December 1740
John Hearnden, Yeoman.
To his wife's daughter, Mary Keet, 25, above the money which she will be entitled to by virtue of a bond which he entered into when he married her mother, which will be paid to her when she is 21. In the meantime, the money to be invested at interest by his executors.
   To his two sisters, Ann Hearnden and Mary wife of William Coverly, 5 each; to his wife, Ann all household goods, plate, brass, pewter, linen. Woollen, brewing vessels and furniture in his dwelling house; also, 100.
   Residue, of goods, chattels, ready money, invested money, bills, bonds, mortgages, husbandry tackle, debts, cattle, corn, etc., after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his two brothers, Edward and David, equally shared, his brothers are executors.
   Signs will with his mark, A
   Witnesses: T. Buck and Sampson Farbrace, Junior.
   Proved 8th September 1741.

120.   HEADSTONE, NEAR LADY CHAPEL.

ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANN HEARENDEN
DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1735 IN YE 5th
YEAR OF HER AGE

121.   HEADSTONE, NEAR PATH

"Jesus Hath Done All Things Well"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK HINGE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 14th 1879
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELLEN JARRETT MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 26th 1880
AGED 56 YEARS
"Her End was peace"

122.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LYDIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS HORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 8th 1877
AGED 63 YEARS

123.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA WIFE OF
ROBERT HUGHES OF HALSTOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 18th 1863
AGED 73 YEARS
"My Rest is in Heaven, my Rest is not Here,
Then why should I murmur when Trials are near,
He hush'd my Dark Spirit, the Worst that can come,
But Shortens thy Journey and Hastens thee Home"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ROBERT HUGHES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 10th 1874 AGED 87 YEARS

1851 Census: Robert Hughes of Lower Halstow, Fruiterer.
Principal Probate registry Index: Of Lower Halstow, Farmer, administration to Thomas Hughes of Lower Halstow, Fruiterer, the son. Effects, under 450.

124.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL IVORY
WHO DIED MAY 24th 1869
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1849
AGED 45 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God thought fit my Soul to Save,
And take me from my Pain"
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THEIR
SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO THE
MEMORY OF AN AFFECTIONATE
FATHER AND MOTHER.

1861 Census: Farmer of 60 acres, employing 2 men and 2 boys.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Court Lodge Farm, Petham, died at Petham; administration to William Ivory, Farmer of Petham, the son and William Elliott of Newington, Labourer. Effects under 1,500.

125.   HEADSTONE


MATHESON

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN KEETE OF THIS PARISH, MALTSTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF AUGT.
1731 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN KEETE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
17th DEC. 1774 AGED 79 YEARS
LIKEWISE SARAH MATHESON
WIFE OF ALEXANDER MATHESON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN AND
ELIZABETH KEETE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 27th OF MAY 1784
AGED 63 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE THREE DAUGHTERS
VIZ. ELIZABETH, SALLEY AND ANN

Canterbury Court Will Dated 7th April 1724
John Keete, Maltser.
He is somewhat ill.
   To daughter, Sarah, 150 at 21 years. In case his wife should remarry, he empowers his two trustees, Arthur Keete and William Graves, to take and receive from his wife, the above sum of 150 and invest it and use the interest for the education and bringing up of Sarah.
   His two houses and land at Stockbury, Bredgar and Bobing, to his wife, Elizabeth, for life; after her death, then to his son, Jarvis ?, for ever. If his son dies without heirs, then the property to daughter, Sarah, for ever.
   Residue to his wife, who is executor.
   His trustees are Overseers and are to assist his wife.
   Witnesses: Mark of Thomas Peane, Thomas Willson and Samuel Crosswell.
   Proved 20th July 1732

126.   HEADSTONE, NEAR SOUTH WALL OF CHURCH.
               (This one is rather curious, is the month and age a coincidence, or are 125 and 126 mixed up ?

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
JOHN KEETE
OF THIS PARISH, MALTSTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF AUGUST 1771
AGED 45 YEARS

127.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
PETER KNOTT
OF TIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 7th 1845
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PETER KNOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ ] 24th 1846
AGED 68 YEARS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM HENRY TIDY
AND DAUGHTER OF
PETER AND SARAH KNOTT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 10th 1841
AGED 30 YEARS
"Reader Remember thou art Mortal"

1841 Census: Peter Knott, a Carpenter

LONG SEE WILDASH

128.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT.

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 7th OF APRIL 1810
AGED 4 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"Weep not for me my Parents Dear,
I am not Lost but Sleeping here,
Short was my Time, the Longer is my Rest,
God took me hence because he thought it Best"

129.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY LUDGATER
WIFE OF THOMAS LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1826
AGED 59 YEARS
"Here Rests Relieved from all her Pains Severe,
A Tender Mother, Loving Wife and Friend Sincere,
Cheerful thro' Life in every Healthful Scene,
In Sickness Patient and in Death Serene"

130.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF FEBRUARY 1837
AGED 74 YEARS
"My Life, tho' Long, to Sickness Pat Unknown,
My Death was Instant and without a groan,
What Faults you've seen in me take care to Shun
And look at Home, enough is to be Done"

Canterbury Court Will Dated 15th July 1834
Thomas Ludgater, Yeoman.
First, all debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
He releases son, James of Key Street, near Sittingbourne, Gentleman, from debts he owes him, to son James, 100.
   There is an indenture of lease and release, (by way of a gift), dated the 14th and 15th of June 1833, the latter date being the release, made between him and his son, William of Newington, , Farmer, of the 2nd part and Richard Mitchell of the 3rd part. Testator did convey and settle houses, cottages, stables, oasthouse, orchard, hop grounds, pieces of land, arable, meadow, pasture and wood in Newington or elsewhere in Kent, for benefit of son William.
   Another indenture of lease and release, dated 18th and 19th November 1833, (release of the latter date), between testator, son William and Henry Loftie Rutton of Ashford, Gentleman, by which testator did convey a house and land called Nunfield House in Newington and Hartlip, for benefit of son William. He absolutely ratifies this Indenture or Deed of Gift.
   Residue of freeholds and leaseholds, money, invested money, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, and china, to son William, for ever, William is executor.
   Witnesses: James Clifford, George Catt and J. Stephens.
   Proved 18th October 1837.Value of goods, chattels and credits, less than 600

131.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT, FORMERLY RAILED

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND SON OF
WILLIAM AND MARY ANN LUDGATER
OF THIS PARISH DIED SEPT. 2nd 1848 AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO HERBERT WILLIAM
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 11th 1870
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO SEVEN BROTHERS DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

132.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF PLOT, FORMERLY RAILED (See Interior)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LUDGATER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1864
AGED 56
LEAVING A WIDOW AND EIGHT CHILDREN
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 21st 1896
AGED 87
ALSO MARY ANNE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 6th 1902
AGED 60

Principal Probate Registry Index: William Ludgater, Gentleman, administration to Mary Ann, widow, John Jackson, of Sittingbourne, Auctioneer and Frank Harnett of Newington, Gentleman. Effect value under 18,000.

133.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ALEXANDR MATHESON OF THE
PARISH OF BORDEN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 24th 1771
AGED 47 YEARS

MATHESON SEE KEETE

134.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND JOHN MOUNT DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1911 AGED 73 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO ELLEN DAUGHTER OF JOHN MOUNT DIED MARCH 22nd 1886 AGED 22 YEARS

ALSO ELIZA WIFE OF JOHN MOUNT DIEDE MARCH 29th 1919 AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Agricultural Labourer.
Principal Probate Registry Index: John Mount of Keycol Hill, died 11th September, administration to Mary Jane Mount, Spinster and Walter Swan, Salesman, Effects value, 719.

135.   HEADSTONE (Hogg notes "cut his own throat". No sources given.)

HERE'S INTERR'D
THE BODY OF
NICHOLAS MURTON, GENT. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 2nd DAY OF
AUGUST 1715 AGED
43 YEARS LEFT ISSUE
2 SONS & ONE DAUGHTER
RICHARD, NICHOLAS
ELIZABETH

Canterbury Court Will Dated 30th July 1713
Nicholas Murton, Gentleman.
He is sick and weak.
To wife Hannah, who is executor, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, all plate, linen, household stuff, goods, chattels and personal estate, except land held on mortgage. To daughter, Elizabeth his house, barn, orchard and land at Borden, occupied by Richard Snipp, for ever. To wife Hannah, his new built house , where he now lives, with the court and gardens in Newington, for life; after her death, then to son Richard and his heirs, for ever, in default of heirs, then to son Nicholas and his heirs fir ever, in default of heirs, then to daughter Elizabeth, for ever. Also to Elizabeth, all his rights and term of years to come in his house at Eastling, occupied by [       ] Henneker, for ever.
   All his other houses and lands, either freehold or on mortgage or in jointure with his wife, which she has for life by virtue of the jointure, to sons Richard and Nicholas, equally shared. But in case his property settled in jointure to his wife, after her death, goes to his eldest son Richard only, then Richard shall have all the other houses and lands, before given to his two sons, for ever.
   Is wife to be guardian of his children, until they are 21 and she is to educate and bring them up. After his wife's death or remarriage, before the children are 21, he appoints his brother in law, John Batcheller of Frinsted and friend Nathaniel Brenchley of Newington, Yeomen, Guardians of his children, while minors, and receive rents and apply them to the maintenance and education of his children. Batcheller and Brenchley to have 5 each.
   Witnesses:Nathaniel Gordon, the mark of Easter Cord and William Back.

Codicil 28th July 1715
He had given his two sons, property to be shared equally, this includes a house and land at Iwade, which his late father, Richard, purchased from the Ruffins, this now to his wife, Hannah, to be sold to better enable her to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs.
   Witnesses: William Batcheller, Dorothy Oliffe and William Back.
   Proved 23rd September 1715

136.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD MURTON, GENT. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY
OF MARCH 1774 AGED 68 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND EIGHT CHILDREN
FIVE SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD MURTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF APRIL 1776
AGED 62 YEARS
PHILIP MURTON DIED NOV. 2nd 1780 AGED 29

Canterbury Court Will Dated 31st January 1772
Richard Murton, Gentleman.
Upon his marriage, a "suitable and genteel maintenance and provision" was made for his wife, Mary; therefore he leaves her nothing.
   His house and two cottages with stable, yards, gardens, oasthouse, hop grounds and land at Church Street, Newington, now occupied by Francis Handford, William Waters, John Hart and himself, and his 2 pieces of meadow or pasture, about 1 acre called Halstow Croft, in Lower Halstow, now in his occupation, to his eight children, Mary wife of Tobias [       ], Yeoman, (names crossed through), John, Sarah, Richard, Batcheller, Frances, Philip and Francis and their heirs, for ever, equally shared.
   After his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, his goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate to his 8 children, for ever, equally shared.
   His wife, and good friend Samuel Creed of Milton, Grazier, are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Wallis, Bateman Napleton and J. Hinde.
   Proved 30th June 1774

137.   HEADSTONE AND TWO BODYSTONES


MURTON

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD MURTON, GENT.
OF CHATHAM
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th OF
JANUARY 1800 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS MARY MURTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD MURTON, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF
NOVEMBER 1800 AGED 65 YEARS
LIKEWISE SARAH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
12th OF FEBRUARY 1771 AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO REBECCA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF JULY
1773 AGED 3 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
LIKEWISE MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF
AUGUST 1809 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF
AUGUST 1817 AGED 49 YEARS

Jackson's Oxford Journal, 18th January 1800. Death Notices.
"Mr Richard Murton, of the Dockyard, Chatham, where he had been a Clerk about 40 years".
The position of Clerk in H.M. Dockyards, was highly sought after. Appointment was by recommendation to the Admiralty , by well placed persons.

138.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIOT SECOND WIFE OF
CHARLES NORRINGTON
OF THIS PARISH
DIED JUNE 28th 1852 AGED 47 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING 3 SONS & 4 DAUGHTERS
EDWIN-CHARLES, HENRY, WILLIAM, ELIZA,
SUSANNA, MATILDA AND FRANCES-AMELIA
"Released from Earthly Care and Earthly Ties,
Beneath this stone a Tender Mother lies,
Short was the Warning, quick the Summons Flew,
Ere scarce her Weeping Children could bid Adieu."

139.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM NORRIS
LATE OF KING'S FERRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF JULY 1815
AGED 74 YEARS

140.   HEADSTONE

MARY OLIVE DIED THE
21st OF DECEMBER
1766 AGED 62 YEARS
HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
WILL. OLIVE
WHEELWRIGHT
THE LOVEING &
BELOVED HUSBAND
OF MARY OLIVE
OFTHIS PARISH
HE DIED YE 28th
OF OCTOBER 1743
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO FIVE CHILDREN LIETH HERE VIZ.
JNO., WILL., ANN, MARY, RICHARD

Canterbury Court Will Dated 25th April 1740
William Olive, Wheelwright.
To wife, Mary, all his part , (the whole divided into 4 equal parts), of a house and garden in Town Malling, occupied by William Holness and his part of a house and garden in Thurnham, occupied by Widow Sedge, for his wife's lifetime, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, or day of marriage, the part of the house in Town Malling and the of the house in Thurnham, to his kinsman, William Olive, son of his brother, John and his heirs, for ever.
   To John, Susan, Leonard and Thomas Olive, children of brother John, 5 each.
After payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, for ever, all the residue, real and personal, household goods, plate, linen, ready money, money due on securities and all other goods and effects. His wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Chrisfield, Isaac Terry and J. Batcheller.
   Proved 12th November 1743.

Canterbury Court Will Dated 16th November 1758
Mary Olive, Widow.
To sister, Ann Chrisfield of Newington, Spinster, for ever, her house or farm and outhouse, yard and gardenin Otham, occupied by Edward Jordan.
   To nephew, Richard Chrisfield, of Newington, Maltster, 20; to William Jennings and George Jennings, sons of George Jennings of Canterbury, Bricklayer, 5 each, to be paid to their father; to Dedscuia? Chrisfield daughter of George Chrisfield, 5 at 14 years of age, if she so long lives.
   Residue of goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate, to sister Ann Chrisfield, who is executor.
   Witnesses: William Turner, John Lucas and J. Hinde.
   Proved 5th May 1767

141.   HEADSTONE, CENTRE OF SOUTH PLOT.

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
GEORGE OSBORN
WHO DIED
FEB [   ] 1698
[                            ]
"Stay Passenger yt passeth by
And read where as I lie,
For as you are so once was I,
And as I am so you may be,
So prepare to follow me"

142.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN ROPER OST
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1886
AGED 36 YEARSALSO
LOUISA ROBERTS OST
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1854
AGED 2 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
"Life is Uncertain,
Death is Sure,
Sin is the Wound,
And Christ the Cure."

143.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JOHN OVERY
OF THE PARISH OF BOBBING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1814
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN OVERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th
OF JANUARY 1819 AGED 62 YEARS
"He was a Loving and a Virtuous Wife,
A Tender Mother to her Children Dear,
In Pain she Lived, in Pain she Died,
She Hopes in Christ for to Abide"
ALSO 4 CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ. THOMAS,
JAMES, EDMUND & TIMOTHY
"Four Pretty Infants Dear,
Lie Sleeping with their Mother here"

PAGE SEE CALLAWAY

144.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS PALMER
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN, HE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 13th OF MAY 1765
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 1st OF DECEMBER 1763
AGED 73 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH ELIZABETH
HIS DAUGHTER

PAYNE SEE TAYLOR

145.   HEADSTONE

JANE PUNNETT DAUGHTER OF
JOHN CADWELL, MERCHANT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 6th 1783
AGED 63 YEARS
"A Traveller on Life's Perplexing Road,
To Sin and Sorrow long a Hapless Prey,
At length escaped is Safe Restored to God,
Finding in Christ the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Her Mortal Frame now mixt with Native Dust,
Enjoys a Welcome Rest from Care and Pain,
Her Nobler Part claims kindred with the Just,
And waits with them for Love's Triumphal Reign".

READ SEE ELLIOTT

146.   MARBLE STONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
STANLEY RICHMOND
DIED MAY 2nd 1907
AGED 71 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready,
For in such an Hour as ye,
Think not, the Son of Man Cometh"
ALSO OF EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS LOST IN THE "CONDOR DEC. 1901
AGED 28 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Stanley Richmond, died May 2nd , 1907. Administration granted to Annie Richmond, Spinster. Effects value 809 8s 6d.


H.M.S. Condor

The short - lived H.M.S. Condor, (above), was a 10 gun, steel screw sloop of 980 tons, built at Sheerness. The Condor class were rather unusual in having sails as well as an engine. An unusual combination for 1898 built ships. On way to it's first station in the Pacific it was lost without trace, in a gale, off Vancouver Island. The entire crew of 130 men were lost, an additional 10 cadets also perished. It is believed that the the rigging was instrumental in the disaster and after this lose the rigging was discontinued in the surviving 5 ships.

147.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN ROPER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER THE 16th 1843
AGED 35 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"

148.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROPER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
16th NOVEMBER 1853
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO JAEL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th OCTOBER 1852
AGED 72 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE THREE SONS AND
TWO DAUGHTERS VIZ. WILLIAM, BACHELOR,
JOHN, MATILDA AND SARAH

Canterbury Court Will Dated 7th October 1853
William Roper, Senior, (Victualler, the "Bull")
To two daughters, Matilda Roper and Sarah Ost, his property, including plate, linen and furniture, equally shared.
   Residue to his 5 children, to be sold and after his debts, the remainder to be equally shared by them. No executor appointed.
   Witnesses: John Friend and William Prior
  
Proved 6th July 1854.Roper had 50 in the Faversham Savings Bank. On the same day William Prior of Newington, Grocer, swears in an affidavit that he and the other witness were present together with the deceased when the will was signed and witnessed.

ROPER SEE SEARS

149.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN SAGE
DIED JANY. 15Th 1885
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 11th 1884
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN DAUHTER
DIED APRIL 7th 1847
AGED 13 YEARS
ALSO WALTER CHARLES SON
DIED MAY 3rd 1849
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO SARAH CHAMPION MARRIED DAUGHTER
DIED NOV. 15th 1864
AGED 35 YEARS
ALL THE ABOVE?

1851 Census: John Sage, Agricultural Labourer

150.   


SEARS

TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF RICHARD SEARS AND
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & HANNAH CHRISFIELD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 27th 1752 AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ONE SON RICHARD WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY
LIKEWISE ELIZABETH SECOND WIFE OF THE
ABOVE RICHD. SEARS AND ONLY DAUGHTER
OF THOMAS PALMAR OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED JULY 24th 1755
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE RICHARD SEARS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 18th 1798
AGED [   ] YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 29th February 1798
Richard Sears, Gentleman.
He is "far advanced in years".
200 to his sister, Elizabeth East of Newington, Widow and good friend, Henry Carr of Princes Street, Barbican, Cripplegate, Carpenter, upon trust. They to invest this sum on freehold property or in Public Funds, and pay annual interest to his sister in law, Ann Sparks, wife of Robert Sparks of Bobbing, Labourer, for her life. After her death, the trustees to pay 100, part of the 200, to Elizabeth wife of Henry Carr, the remaining 100 to sink into his residuary personal estate. He gives Elizabeth Carr an additional 200; to Elizabeth Hutchings wife of Isaac Hutchings of Gillingham, Cordwainer, 100; to Thomas Towner son of William Towner of Bredhurst, Labourer, 100 at 21 years; to sister Elizabeth East, 200 and to her daughters, Nancy and Mary, 200 each. To Henry Carr, 25 guineas, on condition he will be his executor.
   Residue of all estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to Elizabeth East, she is the other executor.
   Witnesses: J. Hinde and Robert Hinde
   Proved 2nd July 1798.

151.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE SKINNER
WIFE OF SHADRACH SKINNER FREEMAN
AND LIVERYMAN OF THE CITY OF LONDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 17th 1842
AGED 46 YEARS
"Set thy House in Order for thou shalt,
[          ] the Living, the Living He shall Praise,
[               ] as I do this Day the Father to the,
Children shall make known my Trust"

152.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
JAMES STEEL
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1845
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES STEEL
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1858
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN FOSTER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1878 AGED 81 YEARS

1841 Census: James Steel at lower Halstow, Retied Customs Officer.

153.   MARBLE HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES STEVENS
DIED APRIL 20th 1897
AGED 71 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready , for in such an Hour as ye,
Think not the Son of Man Cometh"
ALSO OF MARY STEVENS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 19111
AGED 80 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

Principal Probate Registry Index: James Stevens of Upchurch, Farmer, administration granted to Frank Stevens and Charles Stevens, Farmers, effects, 2,910 7s 6d.

154.   MARBLE CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
FREDERICK STEVENS
WHO DIED DEC. 3rd 1904 AGED 37 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index: Frederick Stevens, Landlord of the "White House", P.H., Bearstead, administration to wife Lucy and Thomas Wraight , Grocer. Effects 1,396 0s 1d, re-sworn , 2,373 14s 6d.

STONEHOUSE SEE BACON

155.    MARBLE HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SIDNEY W. SWAN
SECOND SON OF WALTER & ANNIE SWAN
OF LONDON
DIED MARCH 5th 1906 AGED 19 YEARS
"In Christ Abide, Loved by All"

156.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF THOMAS TAPP
WHO DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER 1828
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1835
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd JULY 1841
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS TAPP
WHO DIED 9th JUNE 1856
AGED 90 YEARS

1851 Census: Thomas Tapp, Retired Farmer, son Thomas, a Farmer of 70 acres, employing 4 men.

157.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES TAPP
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 30th 1842
AGED 41 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW TO LAMENT HER LOSS
"Beware how he was Snatched from Earth,
Although no Warning given,
He died to leave a World of Strife,
And Live with God in Heaven,
To Him so Mourn'd in Death, so Loved in Life,
A Faithful Partner and a Widow'd Wife,
With Tears inscribe this Monumental Stone,
Which Marks his Ashes to Receive her Own"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
BENJAMIN STYLES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 13th 1842
AGED 67 YEARS

1841 Census: James Tapp, Fruiterer.

158.   MARBLE CROSS

"At Rest near those she so Deeply Loved"
MILDRED ALICE FESTING
WIFE OF FRANK TAYLOR
AND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND OLIVIA PAYNE
"Ever Living in the Hearts of those her Tenderness and Sweet Charity ? ,
FELL ASLEEP ON THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS
A.D. 1900 AGED 26 R.I.P.

TIDY SEE KNOTT

TOLLAST SEE GEORREN

159.   CHEST TOMB, NEAR PORCH


TOMLYN

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF CHARLES TOMLYN OF THIS
PARISH SON OF STEPHEN TOMLYN OF MILTON
GENT WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 5th DAY OF DECEMBER IN
YE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1706 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
[                      ] CHILDREN STEPHEN, CHARLES AND ELIZABETH
UNDER [                         ] YE BODY OF STEPHEN [ ]
F[              ] THIS STONE WAS LAID OVER
HIM BY JUDITH HIS WIFE
IN TESTIMONY OF [                       ]
THE MEMORY OF THE [             ]
OF HUSBANDS

Canterbury Court Noncupative Will Dated 5th December 1706
Charles Tomlyn, Gentleman.
He is sick, died same day.
   To his "honoured mother", Elizabeth Plaw, 20; if his mother disagrees to live with his executor, in his dwelling house, then to his mother, 80, over and above the 20, already bequeathed.
   The nursery adjoining the road leading from Newington to Rainham, and 3 acres of woodland belonging to Rigam Field, to his daughter, Elizabeth Tomlyn at 21 years, for ever.
   Residue of goods, chattels and personal estate, to wife, Judith, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Present, those who heard Tomlyn acknowledged the will after it had been read over to him, he was then "very sensible", but so weak he could not sign his name, Thomas Craddock, Frances Bourne and Elizabeth Craddock.
   Proved 5th May 1707

160.   HEADSTONE

HERE
LIES YE BODY OF
WILL TRAINNER
BLACKSMITH OF THS. PARISH
BACHELOR WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 7th APRIL YE ANO 1710

Canterbury Court Will Dated 6th April 1710
William Traynor, Blacksmith.
To sister, Margaret Traynor, his goods and chattels, household goods, shop goods, debts, ready money and plate.
   To his mother and father, Humphrey and Clem, Traynor, 40; to brother, Humphrey, 30 and his clothes; to uncle William Dartnall, his baule ? horse. Residue of goods and chattels, after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to sister, Margaret, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Hall and Samuel Crosswell.
   Proved 9th July 1710

161.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET TUFF OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 26th OF
APRIL 1752 AGED 47 YEARS

162.   HEADSTONE

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
THOMAS TURNER
THE SON OF WHILLM. TURNER OF MAIDSTON.
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 16th DAY OF
MAY IN THE YEARE 1696 AGED 34 YEARES

163.   HEADSTONE, NEAR LADY CHAPEL

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
JOHN TWOPPENY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED YE 10th
DAY OF JUNE IN
1713 AGED 62
YEARS AND LEFT ISSUE ONE SON
& 2 DAUGHTERS HERE LIETH
YE BODY OF
MARY WIFE OF
JNO. TWOPENNY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL
13th 1731
AGED 82 YEARES

Canterbury Court Will Dated 13th January 1713.
John Twopenny, Yeoman.
He is very ill.
Wife Mary and son William are executors.
   To grand daughter, Mary Chapman, 10 at 14 years, to be paid to her father of mother.
   Residue of goods, chattels and personal estate, after payment of debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to wife Mary and son William, equally shared, his wife to have her share for life only; after her death the remainder to son William.
   Witnesses: William Hatch ?, Christopher Wildash and William Back.
   Proved 5th September 1713

TWOPENNY SEE WELDISH

164.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WATERS
OF BREACH FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF APRIL 1841
AGED 55 YEARS
LEFT A WIDOW, TWO DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS
"Beware lest we also being led away,
With the Error of the Wicked fall from,
Our own Steadfastness,
But Grow in Grace,
And in the Knowledge of our lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ "
ALSO CORDELIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1864
AGED 78 YEARS
"Whose Last End was Peace"
JOHN WATERS SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1863
AGED 48 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 3rd February 1833
John Waters, Yeoman.
All his real and personal estate to wife, Cordelia, absolutely. His personal estate is charged with payment ODF his debts, funeral and probate costs. His wife id executor.
Witnesses: G.D. Friend, Alfred Friend and James Taylor.
Proved 19th October 1842. Value of Goods, chattels and credits less than 100.

165.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HENRY WEBB
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 4th OF MAY 1855
AGED 26 YEARS
"Weep not for me, it is in Vain,
Death was no Loss to me but Gain,
I only Sleep removed from Pain,
Till Christ shall Raise me up again"

166.   HEADSTONE, NEAR LADY CHAPEL

HERE LIETH YE BODY
OF MARY WELDISH
WIFE OF CHRISTOPHER WELDISH DAUGH
TER OF JOHN & MARY
TUPPENY WHO DIED YE 28th DAY OF FEBRUARY
IN 1711* AGED 29 YEARS
AND LEFT ISSUE TWO
SONS JOHN AND ISAAC
WELDISH "When
this you see Remember
Me"

167.   GREY GRANITE COPED STONE

M.S
ELIZABETH WICKHAM OF THIS PARISH
WIDOW OF THE LATE HUMPHREY WICKHAM ESQUIRE
OF GOUDHURST IN THIS COUNTY
BORN 5th MARCH 1815 DIED 10th MARCH 1910
"At Rest"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Elizabeth Wickham of the "Holme". Administration to Isaac Hurst, Engineer, Captain, R.N., Emmeline Hyder wife of William Hyder the Younger and Harry Greenstead, Solicitor. Effects, 25, 617 0s 8d, re-sworn at 25, 408 19s 7d

168.   HEADSTONE, NEAR LADY CHAPEL

HERE'S INTERR'D
THE BODY OF
CHRISTOPHER
WILDASH WHO DIED
DEC YE 17th 1732
AGED 61 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 2 SONS
JOHN & ISAAC

Canterbury Court Will Dated 1st February 1727 (1728)
Christopher Wildash, Carpenter.
To wife Mary, for life, an annuity of 10, paid out of his real estate in Newington and Molash, theses properties to his sons, Isaac and John. To son John, for ever, his freehold house and garden in Newington, now occupied by son John, and the stock of timber in the yard at Newington, the under-wood and bushes, including those felled.
Also to John, money owed to his father, some on account of under-wood and bushes sold by him.
   To son Isaac, his freehold house and garden and land at Molash, occupied by Widow Reynolds, for ever; also to Isaac, his horses, mares, geldings, cows, heifers, bullocks, calves, sheep, hogs, sows, shates, pigs, corn and grain, sown and unsown, husbandry tackle, on his farm at Moor Street, Rainham, where he now dwells, with the free use and possession of the farm.
   Residue of ready money, money invested, debts, credits, plate, linen, household goods and stuff, goods, chattels and personal estate, to his two sons, equally shared. They are to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs and legacies, particularly payments to be made to his wife, Mary or any of her children by her former husband, on bond or any engagement made before he married her.
   Witnesses: Abel Bayly, Thomas Brett and Richard Sheafe, Junior.
   Proved 9th April 1733

169.   HEADSTONE, NEAR WALL OF LADY CHAPEL

HERE'S
INTERR'D YE BODY
OF MARY WILDASH
YE LOVING AND
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN WILDASH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUG.
YE 2nd 1735
AGED 28 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND
ONE DAUGHTER JOHN & MARY

REAR?

IN MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN WILDASH
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th * OF OCT. 1741
AGED 39 YEARS
LIKEWISE HIS ONLY SON
JOHN WILDASH
WHO DIED IN MARCH
1749 AGED 15 YEARS
*See date of Will, may be 14th?

Canterbury Court Will Dated 13th October 1741
John Wildash, Timber Merchant.
He is sick and weak.
   To son John, his dwelling house and two houses occupied by John Bludale and John Cripps, in Newington, for ever. To daughter, Mary Wildash, his part of a house and land in Rainham, occupied by his brother, for ever, also to her his house and land called "The Crowne", in Rainham, (crease in paper and lines crossed out), for ever. Residue of personal estate, as follows, 2/3 to son John, for ever and 1/3 to daughter Mary, for ever. Rents from property, to the maintenance and education of his son and daughter, at executor's discretion.
   His brother Isaac of Rainham, is executor and trustee and guardian of his son and daughter, John Batchellor of Sittingbourne is Overseer of the will.
   Witnesses: John Seale, Gib. Hawkes and John Reason.
   Proved 27th April 1742

170.   CHEST TOMB, WITH IRON RAILING, NOW MISSING

UNDER THIS TOMB LIES INTERRED THE BODY OF ISAAC WILDASH
YOUNGEST SON OF CHRISTOPHER AND MARY WILDASH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF SEPTEMBER 1782 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF SARAH DAUGHTER OF JAVIS LONG
WIFE OF THE SAID ISAAC WILDASH SHE DIED
THE 10th OF JUNE 1727 AGED 25 YEARS

NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF MARY THE WIFE OF
CHRISTOPHER WILDASH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & MARY TWOPENY
WHO DIED THE 28th OF FEBRUARY 1711 AGED 61 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING TWO SONS JOHN AND ISAAC
JOHN DEPTD. THIS LIFE THE 11th OF OCTOBER 1741
AGED 39 YEARS

171.   HEADSTONE

HERE LYES
THE BODY OF
MARY WILLIS
WHO DIED JUNE 19th 1724
AGED 23 YEARS
"O why should I unwilling be to Dye,
Who was so long in Paine,
But rather chuse to go to Christ,
And live with Him Againe,
Mourn not for me my Brother Dear,
I am not Dead but Sleeping here,
My Debt is paid, my grave you see,
Wait but awhile and Follow me."

172.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
EMMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER WISE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 19th 1890
AGED 29 YEARS
"Gone from us but not Forgotten,
Never shall thy Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts will ever Linger,
Around this Spot were Thou are Laid".

173.   LEDGER, CLOSE TO ENTRANCE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE DEAR BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMMA WOODMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th OF MARCH 1875
AGED 67 YEARS
"And He said, my Presence shall go with,
Thee and I will give thee Rest."

174.   TALL PEDESTAL WITH TRE-FOIL, GABLED TOP


WYLES

JOHN WYLES
THE ELDER
BORN 26th JANUARY 1743
DIED 6th OCTOBER 1825
SARAH WYLES
NEE FROST
HIS WIFE BORN IN 1738
DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1818


ELEANOR WYLES
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND FANNY WYLES
BORN 6th JUNE 1816
DIED 19th JANUARY 1831
SARAH WYLES
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND FANNY WYLES
BORN 1st JULY 1821
DIED 8th MAY 1833
JOHN WYLES
SON OF JOHN WYLES THE ELDER
BORN 6th MAY 1775
DIED 13th JANUARY 1826
FANNY WYLES
NEE SEARS HIS WIFE
BORN IN 1776
DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1825
WILLIAM WYLES
THEIR SON
BORN 5th JANUARY 1809
DIED 12th MAY 1812

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th January 1826
John Wyles, Wheelwright.
To son John and daughter, Frances Wyles, an annuity of 26 each; to William Bulmer Gee of Newington, Grocer and William Wyles of Bredgar, Yeoman, all of his estate, real and personal, upon trust.
   They to invest his money at interest and to receive rents and interest, and after paying for the two annuities, use the residue, or as much as is needed for the maintenance and education of his younger children, Richard, Thomas, Eleanor and Sarah Wyles, until the youngest id 21, when youngest is 21, trustees to sell his property, and after providing for the two annuities, the residue to be equally shared by his four youngest children.
   His two youngest children, Thomas and Sarah are affected with infirmities, so may require a greater provision, trustees to use their discretion to make additional provision for them. The trustees are also his executors.
   Witnesses: William Roper of Newington, George Catt of Newington and Richard Bathurst of Sittingbourne.
   Proved 2nd June 1826

CHURCHYARD PART 3

EAST OF THE CHURCH

175.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES EDWARD BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 30th 1896
AGED 28 YEARS
"Forget her, no, we never will,
We Loved her here and Love her still,
Nor Love her Less because she's gone
From here to her Eternal Rest"
(The above verse was later deleted and replaced by the following)
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES EDWARD BAKER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 21st 1919
AGED 60 YEARS
"Jesu Mercy"

Principal Probate Registry Index: James Baker, Retired Licensed Victualler, 136 Newington High Street, administration to Clara Baker, Widow. Effects, 1,117 12s 6d.

176.   MARBLE CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES ALBERT BOND
DIED SEPT. 6th 1900 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE FANNY BOND DIED APRIL 10th 1916 AGED 64 YEARS

177.   HEADSTONE

"Nil Desperan Dum"
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE DEAR FRIEND
SURGEON OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1846 AGED 62 YEARS
"Much Regretted"
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF OF
MARY ANN FRIEND
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1845 AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA FRIEND
WIFE OF JOHN FRIEND SURGEON OF RAINHAM
SON OF THE ABOVE G.D. FRIEND
WHO DIED JUNE 24th 1847 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN FRIEND
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1855 AGED 46 YEARS
"Requiscat in Pace"
"What their Faults and Virtues were will be Known,
At the Day of Judgment"

178.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLM. OXLEY MARR OF THIS PARISH
SURGEON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY 1761
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLM.
OXLEY MARR WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 13th OF MAY 1775
AGED 53 YEARS
LIKEWISE WILLIAM SON OF THE
ABOVE WILLM. OXLEY AND ELIZTH. MARR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF
FEBRUARY 1760 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH THEIR
DAUGHTER WHO DIED IN INFANCY
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON

179.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF LAKE MARR
LATE OF THIS PARISH
SURGEON DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 30th 1781
AGED 29 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 21st October 1779
Lake Marr, Surgeon.
His house, barn, stable and land at the east end of Minster, Isle of Sheppey, occupied by Edward Bigg, to his aunt, Mary Rozel, (late Mary Whiting), for life. After her death, then to his wife, Cordelia, for ever.
   His other houses and lands, shares of property and other real estate, in Kent or elsewhere in Britain, to wife, Cordelia, for ever.
   His goods, chattels, rights, credits, ready money, invested money, plate, linen, china and personal estate, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, who is also executor.
   Witnesses: J. Hinde, William Lyng and John Hinde, Junior.
   Proved 23rd May 1781

180.   STONE CROSS

TO
THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
ELLEN MARY
DAUGHTER OF HENRY J. W.
AND MARY JANE MATTHEWS
BORN FEBY. 12Th 1869 DIED JANY. 9Th 1876
"Without Fault before the Throne of God"

181.   MARBLE CROSS

R.I.P.
TO
THE BELOVED MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN WHEELER MATTHEWS
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 26th 1906
AGED 62 YEARS
"To be with Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO OF
MARY JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE.
MARCH 27th 1916 AGED 72 YEARS

182.   HEADSTONE

KENNETT PACKMAN
OBIIT 24th MAY 1790
AGED NINE MONTHS

183.   HEADSTONE

PERFECT PACKMAN
OBIIT 19th MAY 1796
AGED 2 YEARS
AND 3 MONTHS

184.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIOT DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ANN PACKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF OCTOBER 1803
AGED 7 YEARS

185.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CORDELIA
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ANN PACKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF MAY 1805
AGED 19 YEARS

186.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PACKMAN
OF THIS PARISH
SURGEON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF APRIL
1808
AGED 53 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 20th October 1802
John Packman, Surgeon.
First, all debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
Goods, chattels and personal estate, his share of a freehold and the rest of his real estate, to his wife, Ann, brother, Isaac and son and daughter, John and Cordelia, upon trust, to permit his wife to continue to inhabit his dwelling house, in Newington, and have use of his furniture, goods, plate, linen and china, for life, so long as she remains his widow. Trustees to pay income from his share of a freehold, other freeholds, dividends and proceeds from sale of his professional stock and other chattels, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   If his wife remarries, he revokes her legacies. After her death or remarriage, he directs his other trustees to stand possessed of his goods and chattels and personal estate, his share freehold and other real estate.
   Income from his estate to go towards the maintenance and education of children, John and daughters, Mary, Cordelia, Sarah, Babara, Caroline and Harriot Packman, until the youngest is 21. After the death of his wife, the shares for maintenance and education of son John and daughter, Mary will cease.
   After his wife's death or remarriage, and after the youngest daughter is 21, his trustees will sell his freehold and all other real estate and personal chattels and apply money raised to his daughters, except Mary, in equal shares, when all are 21. In the meantime, money to be invested in Public Funds. If his wife remarries she will no longer be a trustee or executor....................................
   Witnesses: Edward Settertree, James Coopper Clifford and James Edmed, Atty., Newington.

187.   HEADSTONE, WITHIN IRON RAILINGS

IN
BELOVED MEMORY OF
ELLEN MAUD REID
WO DIED FEBY. 17Th 1872
AGED 13 YEARS
"Not lost but Gone Before"
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF
T.C. REID
OF THE MANOR HOUSE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBY. 17Th 1885
AGED 60 YEARS
"Bright will her Crown of Glory be,
Since she hath Borne the Cross"
ALSO THOMAS COVENEY REID
OF MANOR HOUSE, NEWINGTON
WHO DIED MAY 28th 1894 IN HIS 72nd YEAR
"Until the Day Dawn and the Shadows Flee Away"

1881 Census: Thomas Reid, of Chesley Farm, 350 acres, employing 15 men and 2 boys.

188.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY SETTERTREE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF OCTOBER 1815
AGED 56 YEARS

189.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER SHEPHERD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
CAROLINE SHEPHERD
WHO DIED JANUARY 26th 1901
AGED 40 YEARS
"IN the Midst of Life we are in Death"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Walter Shepherd of the "White Hart", administration to widow, Caroline, effects, 264 2s 5d.

190.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LANCELOT THURLOW
BORN AUGUST 15th 1830 DIED JANUARY 6th 1893
ALSO
CHARLOTTE THURLOW
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1863
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH RHODA THURLOW
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1881 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE LETITIA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1903
AGED 76 YEARS "So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

1881 Census: Lancelot Thurlow, Tailor of Newington Street, employing 1 woman. Principal Probate Registry Index: Died at Barming, probably Barming Asylum, administration to Lancelot Thurlow, Tailor, effects, 120.

191.   MARBLE CROSS

I.H.S.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS READ WATERS
OF NEWINGTON WHO DIED DECEMBER 24th 1884
AGED 66 YEARS
"Weep not for Me my Children Dear,
I am not Dead but Sleeping here,
My Grave you see,
Prepare yourselves to Follow me"
"A Little While and you shall see Me"
ALSO
HENRIETTA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT STANDARD HILL, NEWINGTON
DECEMBER 8th 1918 AGED 81 YEARS
"At Rest"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Thomas Read Waters, Farmer, administration to widow, Henrietta, personal estate, 1,411 18s 6d.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Henrietta Waters, administration to Amos Waters, Farmer and Frank Boucher, Solicitor's Clark. Effects, 183 13s 9d.

CHURCHYARD PART 4

NORTH OF THE CHURCH

THERE SEEM TO BE LESS MONUMENTS IN THIS PART OF THE CHURCHYARD THAN THOSE HOGG RECORDED IN 1918.

192.   SMALL IRON CROSS

EDWARD FREDERICK AGER
1912
(Died 4th Quarter, aged 4)

193.   CURBS

HELEN LEIGHTON BAKER
BORN DECEMBER 21st 1800
DIED JULY 24th 1870

194.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS BAKER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 15th 1893
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1887
AGED 58 YEARS "Thy Will be Done"

1881 Census: Thomas Baker, Cordwainer of London Road, employing 2 men.

195.   HEADSTONE AND CURB

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE RODNEY BAKER
PRIEST
FOR MANY YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1900
AGED 64 YEARS

CURB

FRANCIS BAKER
BORN JULY 23rd 1799
DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1870

196.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES BISHENDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 22nd 1883
AGED 74 YEARS
"Her Children Rise Up and call her Blessed"
ALSO GEORGE SILVANUS BISHENDEN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1889 AGED 83 YEARS
"There the Weary be at Rest"
THIS SONE IS ERECTED BY HER
8 BEREAVED CHILDREN AS A LAST
TOKEN OF AFFECTION TO A BELOVED MOTHER

1881 Census: George Bishenden, at Upchurch, Brickfield Labourer.

197.   CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
MARY BOND
WHO DIED JUNE 29th 1908
AGED 62 "Nearer to Thee"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Mary Bond, of Station Road, died at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, administration to Ernest Valentine Bond, Railway Clerk. Effects, 186 11s 4d.

198.   MARBLE CURBS

WILLIAM BUSBRIDGE DIED JUNE 19th 1903 AGED 82 YEARS
PRISCILLA WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED JULY 13th 1908 AGED 88 YEARS
WILLIAM BUSBRIDGE DIED JUNE 5th 1913 AGED 68 YEARS
KATE WIFE OF ABOVE DIED JUNE 23rd 1890 AGED 48 YEARS
PRISCILLA DAUGHTER OF ABOVE DIED JULY 7th 1881 AGED 10 YEARS

1881 Census: William Busbridge, of Pond House, Farm Bailiff.

199.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH CHITTENDEN
WHO DIED AUGUST 9th 1897
AGED 63 YEARS
"When in this World, I did Remain,
My Latter Days were Grief and Pain,
And when the Lord thought it Best,
He took me to a place of Rest"
ALSO
JOHN FREDERICK CHITTENDEN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 4Th 1902
AGED 77 YEARS
"Day by Day we all shall Miss him,
Words would Fail our Loss to tell,
But in Heaven we Hope to Meet him,
Evermore with him to Dwell"

1881 Census: John Chittenden of Chesley, Farm Bailiff.

200.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
ADAM EDMED
OF BREACH HOUSE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBY. 17Th 1890
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO CORDELIA ANDREWS
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE ADAM EDMED
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
DECR. 1St 1895
AGED 84 YEARS
"The Lord is my Light and Salvation"

Principal Probate Registry Index: Adam Edmed, Yeoman, of Breach Lane, administration to son, Adam, a Nurseryman and William Hewett of Newington, Grocer, personal estate, 697 16s 6d.

201.   HEADSTONE

"Death is the Gate of Life"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES EDMED
WHO ENTERED INTO REST ON SEPTEMBER 21st 1911
AGED 79 YEARS

1881 Census: James Edmed, of Breach, Fruit Grower. Principal Probate Registry Index: James Edmed, of Breach House, administration to Helen widow and Rosa Edmed, spinster, value of effects, 2,234 13s 8d, re-sworn at 2,581 13s 8d.

202.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
SARAH
DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD RUCK ESQ.
OF MANOR HOUSE, NEWINGTON
AND BELOVED WIFE OF R.A. FISHER ESQ.
JUDGE OF COUNTY COURTS
WHO DIED AT GT. MALVERN
JUNE 3rd A.D. 1877
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
ROBERT ALEXANDER FISHER
JUDGE OF COUNTY COURTS
AND AUTHOR OF
"FISHER'S DIGEST"
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON
SEPTEMBER 30th A.D. 1879

Volume 1 of "Fisher's Digest, of the Reported Decisions of all Courts: With a Selection from the Irish, the Cases Overruled and Impeded, and References to the Statutes, Rules and Orders of the Court, from Hilary Term 1870 to Easter Vacation 1880" Published 1880. Obviously, the last part completed by others.

203.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ELIZABETH
THE YOUGEST DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & SARAH FRANKS
WHO DIED FEBY. 20Th 1871
AGED 3 YEARS & 9 MONTHS
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart, for they shall see God"

204.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARTHA GAVINE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th 1889
AGED 64 YEARS
"Till the Resurrection Morning"
FAITHFUL SERVANT 35 YEARS TO THE LATE
MRS. HANSON
MARL HOUSE, BEXLEY, KENT
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HER FRIEND
HENRY JORDAN
FELLOW SERVANT 31 YEARS

205.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN GLOVER
OF NEWINGTON
WHO DIED OCTOBER THE 19th 1879
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE WIFE OF JAMES LACY
AND WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1902 AGED 64 YEARS

206.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE GOODHEW
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1890
AGED 40 YEARS
"My Days are like a Shadow that Declineth"

207.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF WILLIAM GULVIN
FORMERLY OF BOXLEY
WHO DIED JULY 26th 1876
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM GULVIN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 8th 1906
AGED 85 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881 Census: William Gulvin, of Newington Hill, Agricultural Labourer. Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to John Gulvin, General Dealer, value of effects, 769 9s 7d.

HANSON SEE GAVINE

208.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS HARNETT
NEWINGTON
WHO DIED THE 6th JANUARY 1846
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO OF
MRS ELIZABETH HARNETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 19th JUNE 1849
AGED 83 YEARS

209.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS HARNETT
OF THROGNALL IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBY. 26Th 1870
AGED 73 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead that Die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARNETT
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1874
AGED 83 YEARS

210.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
CLIFFORD THOMAS HARNETT
WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1873
AGED 4 YEARS

211.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HELEN INDIANA ROBY
WIFE OF ALFRED HARNETT
DIED JULY 8th 1893
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 6th 1895
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO OF ALFRED HARNETT OF CHESLEY
DIED DECEMBER 25th 1910
AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Alfred Harnett, Farmer of Thrognall, 563 acres, employing 27 men, 7 boys and 13 women.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to William Smart Harnett , Farmer, Arthur Harnett, Engineer and Harry Greensted, Solicitor. Value of effects, 14,994 10s 5d.

212.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GRACE EMILY HARNETT
WHO DIED JANUARY 26th 1894 AGED 29 YEARS
"Thou art my Hiding Place" Psalms XXXIIC

213.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE SARAH HARNETT
WIDOW OF THE LATE FRANK HARNETT
WHO DIED AT NUNFIELD HOUSE
JANUARY 14th 1908
AGED 69 YEARS

214.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF WILLIAM SMART HARNETT
WHO DIED JANUARY 27th 1908
AGED 52 YEARS

215.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SELINA MARTHA HARNETT
WHO DIED ON THE 12th APRIL 1916
AGED 78 YEARS

216.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF CORDELIA
WIFE OF ROBERT HEWETT
OF DE[ ] WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 8th 1866
AGED 32 YEARS
"Be Ye also Ready"

217.   CROSS

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
HENRY JAMES HUGHES R.N.
WHO DIED AT KING'S WEAR
JANUARY 12th 1892
IN THE 40th YEAR OF HIS AGE.

Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Kingswear, Devon, Master at Arms, Royal Navy, died at Orchard House, Kingswear, administration to Elsie, his widow. Effects, 87 14s.

218.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JANE
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, ESQ.
OF FERMOY, IRELAND
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1870
AGED 84 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead that Die in the Lord"
ALSO OF THOMAS STEERS HUTCHINSON
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
NEWINGTON, SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1889
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE HIS WIFE
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND JANE HUTCHINSON
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1894
AGED 76 YEARS
"Thanks be to God which giveth us the
Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" 1st Corinthians XV 57

Principal Probate Registry Index: Thomas Steers Hutchinson, administration to Jane Hutchinson, widow. Effects, 234 14s.

219.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN KNIGHT
BORN JANUAY 28th 1822
DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1897
ALSO WILLIAM KNIGHT
BORN DECEMBER 10th 1821
DIED MARCH 7th 1905
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881 Census: William Knight of Newington Street, Gardener and Coachman.

220.   IRON RAILS WITH INSCRIPTION PAINTED ON PLATE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM GEORGE LACY
WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY
MAY 17th 1892
AGED 47 YEARS

1881 Census: At Breach, Agricultural Labourer.

LACY SEE GLOVER

LANGSTON SEE THOMAS

221.   CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LOUISA GRACE DENNESS
WIFE OF EMIL J. P. LAVER
WHO PASSED AWAY 29th MAY 1906
AGED 33 YEARS

222.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF GEORGE MAXTED
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1884
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE MAXTED
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1894
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
"Not Lost but Gone Before"

1871 Census, George Maxted, at Lynstead, Agricultural Labourer at New House Farm.

223.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM OSBORNE
DIED NOV. 17th 1901
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THURZA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1906
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO FANNY JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCTOBER 13th 1883
AGED 29 YEARS

1881 Census: William Osborne, of Bogs Farm, Farmer, of 64 acres, employing 3 men.

224.   IRON CROSS

SOPHIA PEPPER
75 YEARS
(Died 2nd Quarter 1906)

225.   SMALL IRON CROSS

IVY IRENE PEPPER 1913

226.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES PRICE
BORN MAY 2nd 1818
DIED JUNE 13th 1894
"Looking unto Jesus"

1881 Census: At Lower Halstow School House, an annuitant father of the schoolmaster ?

227.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PRIOR
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1860 AGED 46 YEARS
"I heard a voice from Heaven , saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord,
From henceforth: Yea sayeth the Spirit,
That they may Rest from their Labours and their,
Work do Follow them"
ALSO FRANCES ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 0CTOBER 13th 1902
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE SAID
WILLIAM PRIOR AND FRANCES ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1860
IN THE 12th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
ELIZABETH THEIR THIRD DAUGHTER
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1860
IN THE 9th YEAR OF HER AGE
"They were Lovely and Pleasant in their
Lives and in their Deaths they were not
Divided"

Principal Probate Registry Index: William Prior, Grocer, administration to Charles Arkcoll of Maidstone, Grocer and Thomas Banks of Hurst Farm, near Dartford. Effects, under 5,000

1851 Census: Master Grocer, employing 3 men.

RUCK SEE FISHER

228.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MATILDA
WIFE OF
CHARLES SHARPE
OF THIS PARISH
BORN FEBRUARY 9th 1842
DIED APRIL 2nd 1872
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES SHARPE
WHO DIED OCT. 22nd 1895
AGED 62 YEARS

1881 Census: Charles Sharpe, of Newington Street, Builder, wife now, Ellen Ann.

229.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH SPOONER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 1906 AGED 62 YEARS

230.   CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL ROBERT STURLA
WHO PEACEFULLY PASSED AWAY
24th MAY 1897
IN HIS 77th YEAR
ALSO SARAH JANE STURLA
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEBY. 18Th 1917
AGED 87 YEARS
R.I.P.

1881 Census: Samuel Sturla, Baker and Confectioner.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Samuel Sturla, High Street, Newington, administration to widow, Sarah and William Sturla, Draper. Effects, 265.

231.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES TAPP
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 29th 1873
AGED 38 YEARS

232.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TAPP
DIED 26th NOV. 1874
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 2nd MAY 1876
AGED 76 YEARS

233.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES TAPP
OF PARSONAGE HOUSE, NEWINGTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 2nd 1877
AGED 32 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index: James Tapp, Fruiterer, administration to John Lewis of Lower Halstow, Farmer. Effects under 100, re-sworn, 200.

234.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD SECOND SON OF
EDWIN AND HARRIETT BRISLEY TAPP
BORN JANUARY 27th 1875
DIED OCTOBER 1875
DIED OCTOBER 13th 1878
ALSO LIZZIE WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY

235.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES TAPP
BORN AUGUST 25th 1809
DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1886
"Grant us Thy Peace"
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBY. 26Th 1893
AGED 76 YEARS

1881 Census: Charles Tapp, Farmer of Church Lane, 20 acres, employing 1 man.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to widow, Mary Ann and James Giles of Torrington Square, London, Lodging House Keeper. Personal estate, 80.

236.   IRON CROSS

C.T. 1879
(Charles Taylor died 4th Quarter 1879, aged 61 years)

237.   IRON CROSS

S.T. 1908
(Sarah Taylor died 2nd Quarter 1908 aged 86 years)

238.   GALVANISED IRON CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT TETCHNER
DIED AUG. 20th 1908
AGED
69 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

239.   RED GRANITE PEDESTAL

IN MEMORIAM
THE REVD. HENRY THOMAS
VICAR OF LOWER HALSTOW, KENT
WHO DIED
AT THE HOLLY BANK, NEWINGTON
ON THE 30th OF MAY 1867
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO
ARCHIBALD
CAMPBELL THOMAS
BORN OCTOBER 13th 1860
DIED JUNE 18th 1879
AGNES MATILDA THOMAS
BORN MAY 31st 1857
DIED JANUARY 6th 1881

MATILDA JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
REVD. HENRY THOMAS B.A. WHO DIED
SUDDENLY ON JULY 14th 1897
AT HOLLY BANK, NEWINGTON
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO EDITH MARY LANGSTON
THE WIFE OF
JOHN JAMES LANGSTON
AND DAUGHTER OF
THE REVD. HENRY THOMAS
WHO DIED AT
ELMSLEIGH, ADDISCOMBE, SURREY
ON APRIL 9th 1907
AGED 42 YEARS

240.   HEADSTONE

IN FOND MEMORY OF
EDWARD TOOGOOD
WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1884
AGED 73 YEARS
"The Souls of the Righteous are in the Hand,
Of God and there shall no Torment touch them"
"Until the Day Dawn"
ALSO CATHERINE THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEBY. 1St 1899
AGED 84 YEARS
"For so He Giveth His Beloved Sleep" R.I.P.

Principal Probate Registry Index: Edward Toogood, Wheelwright, administration to widow, Catherine and James Cox of Canterbury, Solicitor's Clerk. Personal estate, 102 17s 3d.

241.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MAUDE CAROLINE WALTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1896
AGED 1 YEAR & 11 MONTHS
ALSO MARTHA MARY WALTER
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1866
AGED 8 MONTHS
"Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

242.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WALTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 30th 1900 AGED 65 YEARS
"Come unto Me all ye that Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I will give you Rest"

1881 Census: William Walter of Newington Street, Publican.

243.   CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLIAM WELLER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 1st 1913 AGED 53 YEARS
"At Rest"

1881 Census: Lodger in Church Lane, Brickfield Labourer, born in Newington.
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of the "Watermans' Arms" Beerhouse, Rainham, died at Callum Wood, Rainham. Administration to widow, Charity, effects, 321 5s 3d.

244.   CURBS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF OUR DEAR FATHER
EDWARD WILLETT
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1911
AGED 78 YEARS

245.   CURBS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF OUR DEAR MOTHER
SOPHIA WILLETT
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1911 AGED 73 YEARS
"There remaineth therefore a Rest to the People of God"

246.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN WILLS DIED SEPTEMBER 26th 1911 AGED 53 YEARS

1881 Census: Of Church Lane, Brickfield Labourer.

247.   LARGE LEDGER

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THOMAS WILSON OF BOBBING
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1893
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS WILSON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th 1905
AGED 81 YEARS
"Then when on Earth we meet no more,
Still there is a Happier Shore,
Where Friends and Kindred Part no more"
"Thy Will be Done"

END

Index (names from gravestones only)

ACKROYD 29
ADY 1, 2, 71
AGER 192
ALLYSON30
ANDREWS 72, 73, 101
ARMSTRONG 38, 88
AVCHER 3

BACON 74
BAKER 75, 76, 175, 193-195
BARROW 77, 78
BEAUMONT 79
BECKER 4
BISHENDEN 196
BISHOP 97
BLAXLAND 5
BOND 176, 197
BOYSE 31, 58, 80
BOYSI 32
BRENCHLEY 81 82, 83, 96
BRETT 84
BRISLEY 234
BRITTENDEN 85
BROOK 6
BROOKE 7, 8
BROUD 97
BURMAN 9
BUSBRIDGE 198
BUTLER 33, 34, 35, 58

CADWELL 145
CALLAWAY 36, 86
CATT 10, 37, 87
CHALK 11
CHAMPION 149
CHEESMAN 38, 88
CHITTENDEN 199
CHRISFIELD 90, 150
CLIFFORD 37, 39, 40
COATS 41
COBHAM 24
COOK 76
COOPER 37, 39
COUCHMAN 91
COULTER 89, 92, 93
COX 94

DARTNALL 95
DAVIES 96, 97
DENNESS 98
DENTON 99
DONAT 12
DUTNALL 35
EDBORROUGH 13
EDMED 100
EDMED 200, 201
ELLIOTT 101
ELLIS 42, 102

FARLEY 91
FIELD 103
FISHER 202
FOSTER 152
FOWLE 43
FRANKS0 203
FRIEND 177
FROST 174

GAVINE 204
GEARREN 104, 105
GIBBONS 44, 45
GILBERT 106, 107
GLADISH 100
GLOVER 205
GODDALL 46
GOLDSMITH 108
GOODHEW 206
GOODISON 109
GRACE 110, 111
GREEN 70
GREENSTED 112
GRUMBOLD 113
GULVIN 207

HAMMON 114
HANSON 204
HARLEY 46
HARNETT 208, 209-215
HART 115, 116
HASTED 14, 15
HATLEY 47, 117
HEAD 118
HEARENDEN 119, 120
HEWETT 216
HINGE 48, 121
HOLBROOK 16
HORNE 122
HUDSON 4, 17
HUGHES 123, 217
HUTCHINSON 218

IVORY 124
JARRETT 121
JARRETT 48
JORDAN 2204
KEBLE 18, 49, 57
KEETE 125, 126
KNIGHT 219
KNOTT 127

LACY 205, 220
LANGSTON 239
LAVER 221
LUCK 38, 88
LUDGATER 19, 20, 50-53,
   128- 133

MARR 178, 179
MATHESON 125
MATTHEWS 21, 180, 181
MAXTED 222
MERCER 43, 50, 51, 54
MONDE 22
MORE 28
MOUNT 134
MURTON 2, 23, 83, 135-137

NORRINGTON 138
NORRIS 139

OLIVE 140
OSBORN 141
OSBORNE 223
OST 142
OVERY 143

PACKMAN 182-186
PAGE 36
PALMAR 150, 144
PAYNE 158
PEPPER 224, 225
PICKNALL 55, 56, 57
PRICE 226
PRIOR 227
PUNNETT 145

RAINE 58
REID 187
RICHMOND 146
ROBERTS 142
ROPER 142, 147, 148
RUCK 202
RUFFIN 25
SAGE 149
SAUNDERS 26
SAYER 22
SEARS 150
SETTERTREE 188
SHARPE 228
SHEPHERD 189
SKINNER 151
SPOONER 229
STACE 12, 27
STEEL 152
STEVENS 153, 154
STONEHOUSE 74
STURLA 230
STYLES 157
SWAN 155

TAPLEY 59, 60, 61, 62
TAPP 156, 157, 231-235
TAYLOR 158
Taylor 236, 237
TETCHNER 2398
THOMAS 28, 239
THURLOW 190
TIDY 127
TOLLAST 104
TOMLYN 159
TOOGOOD 240
TRAINNER 160
TRESS 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
TUFF 161
TUPPENY 166
TURNER 162
TWOPENY 170
TWOPPENY 163

WALLIS 68, 69
WALTER 241, 242
WATERS 164, 191
WEBB 165
WELDISH 166
WELLER 243
WHEELER 21
WICKHAM 167
WILDASH 168, 169, 170
WILLARD 70
WILLETT 244, 245
WILLIS 171
WILLS 246
WILSON 247
WISE 172
WOODMAN 173
WYLES 174

Back to Kentish Gravestones & other notes introduction

This website is constructed by enthusiastic amateurs. Any errors noticed by other researchers will be to gratefully received
 so that we can amend our pages to give as accurate a record as possible. Please send details too localhistory@tedconnell.org.uk