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St Mildred Church, Nurstead M.I.s with Index of names
Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) compiled and partly transcribed by me, 
and including many concise Wills, other notes & photographs. D. E. Williams 2019


An old postcard view of St. Mildred from the north west
Today this view is obscured by some large fir trees, close to the church, 
perhaps intended to protect the building from the north winds?

Introduction
According to John Newman, in the Buildings of England, St Mildred was constructed entirely in the 15th century. It is a very compact building, a nave with no aisles and no obvious chancel, which is only distinctive in the interior. There is a broad central aisle containing many ledgers, most to the Edmeades family. It's simplicity and small scale is very charming and is apparently a popular location for weddings. The tower is striking and rather dominates the humble church.
   I have divided the churchyard into four areas, A, B, C and D.
  
The entrance to the churchyard is from the north, where a tarmac path leads to the entrance; to the west of this path is a narrow area, which is Section A
  
The area to the south of the church is Section B.
  
East of the Chancel is Section C
  
Returning to the entrance, the large area, east of the path is Section D
Nurstead Monumental Inscriptions were first recorded nearly 100 years ago by Leland Duncan, his record can be seen on the Kent Archaeological Society website. This is very much the "bare bones", which I hope I have added some "flesh". The Duncan transcripts were accurate, I found only one or two inaccuracies. Duncan does not record the ledger of the Edmeades chest tomb in Section C; it was railed in his day and must have been worn, even then. So, I have assumed that it is an inscription to William Edmeades, who died in 1852, but it may be an earlier Edmeades?
  
I did not find a few of those recoded by Duncan, so have relied on his transcripts for them.
   I have generally not recorded more modern transcriptions than Duncan's, except for a few, including all the post Duncan, Edmeades and Sir Roger de Grey, for example.
   I very much appreciate the warm welcome I received from the Rector, Reverend Alyson Davie and the church Treasurer, Mr Vaughan, who postponed locking the church and kindly stayed with me so I was able to photographed all the interior monuments.
   I am grateful to Ted Connell for hosting this record on his website.
D. E. Williams
Borstal, Rochester
12th April 2019

CHURCHYARD INSCRIPTIONS            INTERIOR OF CHURCH

1.   Portland Stone Chest Tomb (Section A)


Maria BAKER 1847

South Side
Sacred to the Memory
of MARIA Wife of Captain THOMAS BAKER
and eldest Daughter of the late HENRY EDMEADES Esq of Owletts
who died 27th December 1847 Aged 52 Years
Also of four children who are buried in St Nicholas Church, Rochester
LOUISA who died 27th December 1830 Aged 2 Years
FREDERICK who died December 29th 1830 Aged 7 Months
LOUISA who died June 18th 1835 Aged 5 Weeks
MARIA who died February 23rd 1839 Aged 12 Years

North Side
In Memory of
Captain THOMAS BAKER formerly of Boley Hill, Rochester
who died at Owletts, Cobham January 8th 1871
in the 78th Year of his Age
"Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle or who shall rest upon thy Holy Hill,
Even he that leadeth an incorrupt life and doeth the thing which is right [    ]
[                     ] the Truth from his heart"
                                                                                      Psalm [              ]

Thomas Baker went to sea in the service of the East India Company and became a Captain in the 1820's. After inheriting Owletts, through his wife, he retired from the sea and became a gentleman farmer. He was a J P for Kent and Rochester.

Principal Probate Registry Index
Thomas Baker, formerly of Boley Hill, late of Pall Mall; administration to Thomas Henry Baker of Owletts, Son; effects under 5,000

2.   Ledger on Large Plot (Section A)

LILLIAN BAKER
died March 18th 1856?
Infant Daughter of
THOMAS HENRY BAKER
of Owletts, Cobham

Semi Circular Stone with Cross
Same Plot as above, Inscription from Leland Duncan
MARIA FRANCES
Child of THOMAS HENRY BAKER Esquire
of Owletts, Cobham
born 28th February 1856
and died 21st December 1861

3.   Pedestal and Cross (Section A)

In Loving Memory
THOMAS HENRY BAKER
of Owletts, Cobham
Son of HENRY & MARIA BAKER
born 27th March 1825
went to his rest 25th July 1904
"In Perfect Peace"
FRANCES GEORGINA BAKER
born 7th October 1830
married 15th June 1852
died 21st December 1916

4.   Pedestal and Cross (Section A)

EDWARD LOWTHER BAKER
whose Spirit returned to God
who gave it Aug 21st 1924
born at Owletts, Cobham
Sept 21st 1857
"Nothing can separate us from the
Love of God, neither Life nor Death"

Small Plaque, same Plot
and
SOPHIA
his beloved Wife
who died
15th May 1943
Aet 78

Small Plaque, Same Plot
ROSALIND MARY
their eldest Daughter
and beloved Wife of
EDWARD WATKIN
WHITINGTON - INCE
born 28th June 1891
died 19th January 1986
"Rest in the Lord"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Edward Lowther Baker of the Homestead, Meopham and 18 Star Hill, Rochester, (Solicitor), died at Chichester. Administration to Edward Thomas Lovell Baker and Hugh Baker, Captain, Royal Engineers. Effects, 3,919 8s. Re-sworn at 2,601 8s.

Rosalind Baker married Edward Whitington - Ince in 1919. He was a Captain Paymaster in the Royal Navy and died in 1976.

5.   Headstone (Section A)

Here lyeth
CHARLES BAKER
C.I.E. Eighth Son of
THOMAS HY. BAKER
born 3rd March 1872
died 16th March 1952
and MABEL his Wife
Daughter of General
HENRY EDMEADES
born 16th Sept 1872
died 1st April 1928

Principal Probate Registry Index
Charles Maurice Baker of Green Farm, Meopham; administration to Edward Thomas Lovell Baker, Solicitor, William James Baker, Civil Engineer and Francis Ambrose Baker, Hotel Proprietor. Effects, 10, 947 1s 6d.

6.   Headstone (Section A)

In Affectionate Reme[brance]
of
MARY
the beloved Wife of
JOHN BENNETT
of this Parish
who [died] October 31st 1881
Aged 67 Years
also of the above
JOHN BENNETT
who died January 2nd 1891
Aged 76 Years
"The Lord [                      ]"

1881 Census: John Bennett was an Agricultural Labourer on Nurstead Court Farm.

COLLINGS see EDMEADES

7.   Fallen and buried Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone (Section C)
      The Inscription is from Leland Duncan

[Sacred]
[to the Memory of]
[WILLIAM CRAKELT M.A.]
[of Northfleet]
[36 Years Rector of this Parish]
[who departed this life]
[the 24th of August 1812]
[in the 71st Year of his Age]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 19th May 1790
William Crakelt of Northfleet.
First, all his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   His household goods, furniture, books, plate, china, clothes, ready money, money in the funds, money due of securities, bonds, bills, notes, mortgages and personal estate, goods, chattels, rights and credits to his wife, Ann, absolutely; she is his executor.
   Witnesses: Augustus Styles and Robert O Styles of Gravesend
   Proved 15th June 1813

8.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D)

In Affectionate
Remembrance of
MARY ELVIRA
Widow of JOHN H. CUTTING M.A.
Born April 17th 1807
died February 17th 1886
"He giveth his Beloved Sleep"

9.   Headstone?, from Duncan, not found (Section D)

[                ]
MARIA DAVIS
died at Nurstead Court
after 46 years faithful service
January 16th 1880
Aged 64 Years

Principal Probate Registry Index
Maria Davis, Spinster, administration to Henry Davis of Swanscombe, Gardener, the brother, personal estate, under 600.

10.   Grey Granite Ledger with Horizontal Cross, inscription on sides. (Section D)

WILLIAM SPENCER DAWSON March 6th 1887

SARAH FRANCES DAWSON born December 17th 1820 died April 27th 1909

1881 Census: Of Meadow House, Cobham, he a Fund Holder, aged 65; three servants in the house.

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Spencer Dawson, administration to Reverend Thomas Wodehouse, 14 York Buildings, Adelphi and Reverend Walter Wodehouse, Elham Vicarage. Personal estate 3,529 2s 7d, re-sworn 1888, 6,529 2s 7d, re-sworn 16,019 2s 7d.

11.   Headstone (Section D)


The oldest surviving monument in the churchyard

Here lyeth ye Body of
JOHN EDMEADES
who departed
this life ye 23rd
day of September in ye year
1710
Aged 25 Years

12.   Double Headstone and Body Stones (Section B)


Early 19th century Edmeades monuments in Section B

Left Side
Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM EDMEADES
of Yaldham in the
Parish of Wrotham
who died July the 25th July
1803 Aged 57 Years
Leaving issue SARAH,
JANE, WILLIAM
and ROBERT

Right Side
Sacred
to the Memory of
SARAH
Wife of the aforesaid
WILLIAM EDMEADES
who died May the 8th
1818 Aged 74 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 21st July 1803
William Edmeades the Elder of Yaldham, Wrotham, Gentleman.
First, his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid
   To his wife, Sarah, 400 and such of his furniture, plate, linen, china, beds and bedding as she chooses, within one month of his death. She also to have an annuity of 100 for life, chargeable on the residue of his personal estate.
   His wife to execute a release of her dower moiety on his real and personal estate.
   To his daughters, Sarah and Jane Edmeades, 1,000 each from his real and personal estate, six months after his death, in meantime they to have interest of 5% from the fund. His sons to hold this money and give security for it to his daughters and pay the interest to them, as stated. If one or both daughters die leaving no lawful issue before the legacies are paid, the share of her or them dying, to be equally shared by his other children.
   All his real estate, leases, stock, crops and effects on his farm and residue of money and securities for money, furniture, goods, chattels, effects and personal estate, to his sons, William and Robert, for ever, subject to the payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs and annuity to his with and legacies to his daughters.
   His sons are his executors.
   Witnesses: Mary Ann Goulding, James Edmeades and Richard Crowly?
   Proved 13th December 1803

13.   Chest Tomb (Section C)


The worn Ledger may have held an inscription to William Edmeades, died July, 1852 aged 86

South Side
Sacred to the Memory of MARY
Daughter of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH EDMEADES
who died June 7th 1808 Aged 6 Years
Also of ROBERT the youngest Son of
the said WILLIAM and ELIZABETH EDMEADES
who ?????? into his rest November 26th 1836
Aged 25 Years
(Indistinct Verse)

North Side
Here repose the Mortal Remains of ELIZABETH the beloved Wife of
WILLIAM EDMEADES Esq., of Nurstead Court in this Parish
who patiently endured for eight years the chastening of the Lord
[and who ?] resigned her Spirit unto God who gave it
[and] died the 30th September in the Year of our Lord 1836
Aged 62 Years
[                                 ] XL Chap St John XXV

William Edmeades was the 2nd son of Henry Edmeades and Ann, nee Wigzell.
He married Elizabeth Allen, youngest daughter and co-heiress of John Allen of Hazells, Northfleet.
   At 14 years of age he went to sea as a Midshipman on the "Hillsborough", and was later a Captain in the Honourable East India Company Marine Service.
   In 1792 he went to Madras and Penang as chief mate of the "Nottingham", his portrait by Robert Home was painted at this time.
   In 1806 he saw active service at the Cape of Good Hope, leading a brigade, and was praised by the Commander in Chief.
   He re-modelled Nurstead Court in the Regency Style and carried some remedial work on the church.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd March 1849
William Edmeades of Nurstead Court, Esquire,
First all debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
All his real estate and rights of patronage in any rectory or parish church belonging to him, household furniture, plate, linen and china, money, securities for money, debts, stocks, shares in Public Funds or companies and all personal estate, to his son, William Henry, for ever.
To his brother James, an annuity of 50, for life.
To Mary Ann Taylor of Nurstead, an annuity of 30, for life
To Captain Thomas Todd of Poplar and his wife, Maria, an annuity of 10 for their joint lives and life of the survivor. These annuities to be tax free and paid from his estate.
Son William Henry is his executor.
Witnesses: Francis Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend and Francis Thomas Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend.

Codicil 2nd March 1849
Carrying out the division of his furniture and effects between his sons, William and John, might be difficult and create dis-satisfaction, so he will give John 500 in lieu.
Witnesses: As for will.
Proved 23rd August 1852


Portrait of William Edmeades, painted in India by Robert Home, c. 1792

14.   Headstone and Body Stone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory
of RACHEL EDMEADES
of this Parish
who died the 3rd of February 1813
Aged 69 Years
Also MARY her Sister
who died the 23rd of October 1833
Aged 94 Years

15.   Headstone and Body Stone (Section A)


Henry EDMEADES 1820

Sacred
to the Memory of
HENRY EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
who died October 16th 1820
in the 79th Year of his Age
left issue three sons
HENRY, WILLIAM and JAMES
lso of the above named
JAMES EDMEADES
who died February 12th 1853 Aged 86 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th July 1819
Henry Edmeades of Nurstead Court, Esquire.
   To son Henry, 4,000, over and above any sum already given to him; to son James, 2,500, over and above that already given, he also forgives him any debts he owes.
   To grand daughter, Henrietta Edmeades, daughter of his deceased son, Thomas, 1,500 at 21 years of age or day of marriage, if sooner. In the meantime, interest to be paid to her mother, for her maintenance and education. If she dies before she is 21 or married, the 1,500 to his three sons, Henry, William and James and her mother, Jane, equally shared.
   The legacies if 4,000 and 2,500 are charged upon the estate given to son William.
   To son James, for ever, the great tithes from 77 acres, part of the great tithes he purchased from the Earl of Aylesford, in Northfleet, now occupied by Thomas Church, Robert Barnard and Benjamin Hubble.
   To the above Mrs Jane Edmeades, 50.
   Residue of his real and personal estate to son William, for ever, he is the executor.

Codicil
To his sister, Mary Edmeades, who has lived with him for many years, 50 as a token of his affection for her.
   Witnesses: William Prosser, Curate of Nurstead, John Burthwaite of Fenchurch Street, London and Han Sandys of Crane Court, London.
   Proved 10th April 1821

16.   Headstone and Body Stone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ROBERT EDMEADES
of Nicells in the parish of Wrotham
who departed this life July 20th 1821
Aged 43 Years
Leaving issue two daughters
MARY ANN and SARAH ELIZABETH

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th January 1821
Robert Edmeades of Wrotham.
Desires to be buried at Nurstead as close as possible to his father.
First, all debts to be paid.
   To his wife, Ann, household goods, furniture,plate, linen, china, live and dead stock and effects in his house and premisses at Nicells, Wrotham, absolutely.
   To his brother, William, cousin, James Edmeades of Singlewell, Ifield and John Miller of Bowhill, Golding?, (his executors), all his share of the farming business , carried on with his brother, at Goldham ? And elsewhere, upon trust. An inventory and valuation to be made of his property at Goldham? The valuation to be taken out of the business but executors to allow brother William to continue the business, William giving his bond to the other executors for payment of the valuation.
   Half of the valuation to be paid to his daughter, Mary Ann Edmeades and the other half to his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, when they are 21.
   If both of them die before they are 21, then the money to his brother William and sisters, Sarah and Jane Edmeades.
   To brother William, his freehold cottage, garden and field called Crew's Land in Kingsdown, for ever.
   Witnesses: J. Harvey Urquhart, Solicitor, Sevenoaks, Miles Crow, Clerk to Urquhart and Frost and John Micklefield of Wrotham.

Codicil 10th July 18221
Appoints wife, Ann and brother William and cousin, James Edmeades of Ifield, guardians of his children while they are minors.
   Witnesses: John Emmden?, of Wrotham and John Micklefield.
   Proved 12th December 1822 Power reserved to John Micklefield

17.   Headstone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
SARAH ELIZABETH
Daughter of
ROBERT & ANN EDMEADES
of Nicells in the Parish of Wrotham
who departed this life
December 31st 1823
Aged 4 Years and 7 Months

18.   Headstone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM EDMEADES
(late of Yaldham)
who died May 5th 1831
in the 56th Year of his Age

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 20th June 1821
He desires to be buried at Nurstead, as close as possible to his father and mother.
   His debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To his sisters, Sarah and Jane Edmeades, his share in a freehold cottage and land at Wrotham called Crow's Land and all other real estate; also to his sisters, his half share of a lease dated 18th September 1804 for a 20 year term, from Alexander Hume Evelyn, Esquire to him and his brother, Robert of a farm and land and buildings at Yaldham, Wrotham, where they are now in business as farmers in a partnership; also his half share of corn, grain, seeds, hops, hay, cattle, carts, ploughs, harrows, hop poles, implements, live and dead stock; also capital money, book debts, bonds, bills, owing to the business, also his shares in the Tonbridge Road Tolls, his clothes, furniture, plate, linen, china, chattels and effects in his house at Yaldham, personal estate and effects, equally shared.
   All estates vested in him as trustee or by mortgage, to his sisters, upon trust, pursuant to the various trusts.
   His sisters and brother James of Ifield are executors.
   Witnesses: William Johnson of Wrotham, Charles Templer, Servant to Mr Edmeades and Miles Crow of Sevenoaks.
   Proved 3rd November 1831. Power reserved to his two sisters.

19.   Wide Coped Stone, low to ground [Section A)
       Inscription recorded by Leland Duncan, now eroded away


Henry EDMEADES 1835

[Sacred to the Memory of]
[HENRY EDMEADES ESQUIRE]
[of Owletts in the Parish of Cobham]
who died 7th December 1835 in his 71st Year]
[Also MARY his Wife who died 3rd September 1840 Aetat 68 Years]

[Sacred to the Memory of]
[HENRY only Son of]
HENRY and MARY EDMEADES of Owletts, Cobham]
[born 11th May 1796 died 10th June 1875]

(For the will of Henry Edmeades see Cobham Monumental Inscriptions)

20.   Headstone and Body Stone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
SARAH EDMEADES
of Wrotham
who departed this life
November 23rd November 1838
Aged 67 Years
(Verses)
Also of JANE EDMEADES
Sister of the above
born August 18th 1773
died May 8th 1852

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th August 1838
Sarah Edmeades of Wrotham, Spinster.
First, al debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   Her personal estate and effects to Mary Ann Edmeades of Nicells, Wrotham and William Edmeades of Nurstead Court, Esquire, upon trust, to pay annual interest to the estate of her sister, Jane, for life; after her death, upon trust, to pay out of the principal sum, 250 to James Edmeades of Milton, next Gravesend, Esquire, as compensation for his services as administrator of her affairs.
   To Mary Ann Taylor of Nurstead Court, 250; to Miss Sarah Keeble of Lewisham, 10; to John Alfred Edmeades of Hazells, Northfleet, 10; to Mrs Ann Williams late of Hunt Court, Hunt Street, Spitalfields. 1 shilling per week for life and all her clothes.
To William Edmeades as executor, 25.
All the legacies to be paid as soon as possible, after the death of her sister, Jane.
If James Edmeades dies before her sister, his legacy to Mary Ann Taylor.
    Residue of personal estate to her niece, Mary Ann Edmeades of Nicells; Mary Ann Edmeades and William Edmeades are her executors.
Witnesses: Maria Todd and Edward Jury.

Affidavit 15th March 1839
Maria Todd, wife of Thomas Todd, 17 Upper East India Company's Buildings, Poplar, is sworn. She has examined the will and confirms that several interlined entries were there before the will was signed. The testator signed the will in her presence and she and the other witness signed in the testator's presence.
   Proved 22nd March 1839. Power reserved to Mary Ann Edmeades, Spinster.

21.   Coped Stone (Section B)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JANE EDMEADES
born August 18th 1773 died May 8th 1852

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 10th May 1850
Jane Edmeades of Wrotham.
First, all her debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   All her personal estate to niece, Mary Ann Poynder of Nicells, Wrotham and William Edmeades of Nurstead Court, Esquire, upon trust; they to pay 250 to James Edmeades of Gravesend, Esquire, for life ? After his death, the 250 to be paid to Mary Ann Taylor of Nurstead Court.
   To Mary Ann Taylor, Sarah Keeble of Lewisham, Reverend William Henry Edmeades and John Alfred Edmeades of Hazells, Esquire, 10 each; to Alexander Bridge, Esquire, 200.
To her executor, William Edmeades, 25.
   To Charlotte Wells of Meopham, 100, in remembrance of her faithful service and kind attention to her, she also to have her clothes.
To Mr Poynder and Mary Ann Poynder, her plate and china.
Residue of personal estate to Mary Ann Poynder of Nicells.
Witnesses: John Smith and Elizabeth Smith
Proved 21st May 1852 Power reserved to William Edmeades.

22.   Pedestal, Cross Fallen (Section C)

AMY
the dear child of
HENRY and MARY EDMEADES
died December 4th 1880
Aged 4 Years

23.   Coped Stone (Section C)

To the Memory of
JOHN ALFRED EDMEADES
of Hazells, second Son of
WILLIAM and ELIZABETH EDMEADES of Nurstead Court
died February 12th 1882 Aged 73 Years

24.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen (Section B)

To the Dear and
Cherished
Memory of
SARAH
Wife of the Rev. W. H. EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
died January 27th 1885
(Aged 73 Years)

25.   Red Granite Headstone (Section B)

In Memoriam
WILLIAM
eldest Son of
WILLIAM and SARAH M. J.
EDMEADES
died May 12th 1885
Aged 51 Years
"Blessed are they
that mourn, for they shall
be comforted"

26.   Pedestal, Cross Fallen (Section B)

The Revd.
WILLIAM HENRY EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
59 years Rector of this Parish
born 27th July 1803
died suddenly at the church door
when about to perform morning service
on Whit Sunday June 13th 1886
(Aged 82 Years)

There is a Red Granite Block marking the spot where he died on the path to the west end of the church, in Section A.

Principal Probate Registry Index
Administration to Henry Edmeades of Ashley House, Folkestone and James Frederick Edmeades of Hazells, Northfleet, Esquires, the sons. Personal estate, 40, 217 18s, re-sworn 50, 059 5s 5d.

27.   Pedestal and Cross (Section C)

In Fond Memory
of
MARY ELIZABETH
Wife of
Major General H. EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
Daughter of the late
Rev. W.T. COLLINGS
Seigneur of Sark
died at Ashley House, Folkestone
12th February 1887 Aged 38 Years

28.   Pedestal, Cross Fallen (Section C)

In Fond Memory
of
Major General
HENRY EDMEADES
of Nurtead Court
who died April 18th 1914
(Aged 78 Years)

29.   Pedestal, Cross Gone (Section B)

In Loving Memory of
Lt. Colonel JAMES F
EDMEADES
M.V.O. West Kent Q.O.
Yeomanry of Hazells
born 1843 died 1917
Also of
MARY ERSKINE
his Wife
born 1853 died 1927

30.   Headstone (Section A?)

MILDRED EDMEADES
Daughter of
Genl. HENRY EDMEADES
1871-1938

31.   Headstone (Section B?)

WLLIAM ALLAIRE
EDMEADES
D.S.O.
Lt. Colonel Royal Artillery
of Wrotham Place
13th Jan 1880- 27th Mar 1942
"For so he giveth his beloved sleep"
and his Wife
WINIFRED ELIZABETH
18th Nov 1879
9th Sept 1971

32.   Headstone (Section B)

In
Memory of
HENRY EDMEADES
Major Yorkshire ?
Regt eldest Son
of Major General
HENRY EDMEADES of
Nurstead 1875-1952
and his Wife
VIOLET
1876-1969

33.   Headstone (Section B)

HILDA MARGARET
Daughter of
Major General EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
1886-1953

34.   Headstone (Section B)

In Loving Memory of
PETER ASHTON EDMEADES
twin Son of
ASHTON & NAN
died 31st January 1958
Aged 22 Months

35.   Headstone (Section C)

In Loving Memory of
RICHARD WILLIAM
EDMEADES
died 10th July 1985
Aged 71 Years

36.   Headstone (Section A)

In Loving Memory
of
ROSALIND MARY
WINIFRED EDMEADES
beloved Sister of ASHTON
died 25th November 1993
Aged 80 Years

37.   Small Headstone (Section C)

In Loving Memory of
a dear Husband and Father
Lt. Col.
FREDDY BURNABY
EDMEADES
M.C. + Bar
7 1 1916-24 2 2001
and
his beloved Wife
ANNE
12 4 1918-10 10 2016
"Together For Ever"

There is an excellent obituary of Freddy Edmeades online, in the Daily Telegraphs Obituaries

38.   Pedestal and Cross, not found, from Duncan (Section C)

[Sacred to the]
[Memory of]
[ELIZABETH FENNER]
[born 22nd June 1807 died 18th Sept 1887]
[for 45 years faithful housekeeper]
[to JOHN ALFRED EDMEADES of Hazells]

Principal Probate Registry Index
Late of Perry Street, Northfleet, Spinster; administration to James Frederick Edmeades of Hazells, Northfleet, Esquire. Personal estate, 567 1s 4d

39.   Pedestal and Cross, not found, from Duncan (Section C)

[Sacred to the]
[Memory of]
[CAROLINE FRANCES FORD]
[died suddenly at Nurstead Court]
[31st May 1901]
(Aged 61 Years)

Principal Probate Registry Index
A Spinster, administration to Emily Ford, Spinster; effects, 143 6s 11d

40.   Pedestal, Cross Fallen (Section B, Close to Tower)

East Side
MARY
the beloved Wife of
JESSE GARRATT
entered into rest
14th December 1909

Curb
Also HILDA MARY GARRATT died 18th August 1914 Aged 16 Days

West Side
To the Dear Memory of
JESSE GARRATT
born 25th January 1843
died 14th January 1925
"Forever in Spirit, Serving the Lord"

1881 Census: Jesse Garratt, Little Hockenden Farm, St. Mary Cray; 740 acres, employing 73 men and 1 boy.
1911 Census: Gothic House, Wrotham Road, Meopham; Public Instructor and Lecturer on Book Keeping for the Kent County Council.

41.   Pedestal and Cross (Section C)

In Loving Memory of
GLADYS
only & dearly loved
Daughter of
CHARLES GIBSON Rector of this Parish
& FLORNCE his Wife
died June 18th 1902
Aged 12 Years
"Be then faithful unto Death and I will give
a Crown of Life"                                   

In Loving Memory of
CHARLES GIBSON M.A.
Priest
Rector of Nurstead with. Ifield
from 1899 to 1912
died January 23rd 1912 Aged 62
"I will never forsake the........."
Also FLORENCE EMILY [his Wife?]
died April 24th 1932?Aged 72 ?

Also of
ALAN LESLIE
dearly loved Son
who fell in action
April 23rd 1917 Aged 22
"Greater Love hath no man than this
that a man layeth done his life for his
fellow men"                                      

Also of
DOUGLAS
dearly beloved Son
who died at Singapore
Nov 8th 1930 Aged 37
"                         "

42.   Headstone (Section B)

In Loving Memory of
Colonel GEORGE FRANCIS
BENNETT
GOLDNEY
C.M.G, D.S. Royal Engineers
of Farnborough, Hampshire
1879-1953
and of his Wife
HILDA MARGARET
Daughter of
Major General EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
1886-1953

43.   Circular Blue Tablet near Eastern edge of churchyard (Section D)

Their ashes are buried here
Sir
ROGER DE GREY K.C.V.O. P.R.A. 1918-1995
FLAVIA IRWIN R.A. 1916-2009

There is an excellent obituary of this distinguished artist and President of the Royal Academy and his wife, Flavia, in the Independent on-line. They lived at Camer, near Sole Street. Their paintings can also be found on-line.

44.   Headstone (Section D)

In Affectionate Memory
of
JANE
the eldest Daughter of
JOHN & ELIZA HARRIS
of St. Just in Roseland, Cornwall
She died at Round Street, Cobham
17th March 1884 Aged 51 Years
"Respice in Pace, Beloved"
"To be with Christ which is Far Better"
                                    Phils. 1C 23V

Jane Harris was a Servant to Sarah Mills of Round Street

45.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM HICKS
late of H.M. Navy
who died the 5th July 1893
Aged 77 Years
Also of ELIZABETH Wife of the above
who died the 29th Feb 1908
Aged 84 Years

46.   Headstone (Section D)

Sacred
to the Memory of
WILLIAM LANGFORD
who died at Nurstead Court
December 18th 1868
Aged 61 Years
"He that is Faithful to that which
is Least id Faithful also in Much"

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Langford was a Bachelor and a Coachman; administration was granted to John Langford of Nash Street, Labourer, the brother. Effects under 800.

47.   Headstone (Section D)

To
the Memory of
CHARLES LESTER
born August 12th 1795
died November 9th 1865
Also
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH
Daughter of the above
[born May 25th 1847]
[died June 16th 1871]
[Aged 24 Years]
[Also]
[CHARLOTTE]
[Wife of the above]
[who died January 12th 1884]
[Aged 75 Years]

48.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D)

"In Quietness and in
Confidence shall be your
Strength" Isaiah XXX 15
RICHARD WILLIAM BISHOP MARSH
Priest
born February 6th 1817 died Sep 9th 1907
R.I.P.
Also CATHERINE his Wife
born April 27th 1818 died Dec 7th 1909

49.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D) 

In Loving Memory
of
ALICE
the beloved Wife of
SAMUEL GEORGE MATTHEWS
born March 29th 1882
died September 10th 1923
"Until the Day Dawn"
Also in Memory of the above
SAMUEL GEORGE MATTHEWS
born September 28th 1859
died October 8th 1926
"And the Shadows Flee Away"

50.   Headstone (Section D)

To the Memory of
HUGH Mc PHERSON
died 16th January 1888
[Aged 44 Years]
A[lso MARIA]
Wife of the above
[died at Gravesend Jan 30th 1900]
[Aged 52 Years]

51.   Headstone (Section A)

In Affectionate Memory of
SUSANNAH
Widow of the late C.L. MILLS
of West Malling
who died 8th June 1895
Aged 67 Years
(Eroded Verse)

Principal Probate Registry Index
Susannah Mills of Nurstead Court; administration to Elizabeth Chapman, wife of Henry Chapman. Effects 234 17s 1d

52.   Small Headstone (Section D)

In
Loving Memory
of
WILLIAM OLIVER
born Jan 24th 1867
died Nov 3rd 1871

53.   Headstone (Section D)

Sacred
to the Memory of
ROBERT Son of
RICHARD & ELIZABETH PARKER
who died August 22nd 187[7]
Aged [63 Years]
[Havi]ng been [Clerk of this Parish]
[for 23 Years]
[Also ALICE PARKER]
[Wife of the above]
[who died March 31st 1888]
[Aged 72 Years]

Principal Probate Registry Index
Robert Parker, a Labourer of Nurstead Court Farm; administration to Joseph Parker of Arthur Street, Gravesend, Gardener. Effects under 200

54.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D) From Duncan, Not Found

[Sacred]
[to the Memory of]
[ROGER ERNEST RANDS]
[who died 1st December 1917]
[Aged 17 Years]

55.   Headstone (Section D)

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN SAXBY
who died 24th October 1827
Aged 45 Years
Also REBECCA his Wife
who died 4th October 1874
Aged 83 Years
Also EDWARD their Son
who died 9th July 1818
Aged 6 Years
Also ELIZA their Daughter
who died 23rd January 1823
Aged 7 Years
Also JAMES their Son
who died 21st June 1829
Aged 10 Years
(Eroded Verses)

56.   Pedestal, Cross Gone

In
Loving Memory of
JOHN SAXBY
who died 2nd March 1895 Aged 81 Years
A Faithful Servant at Hazells for 61 Years
Also SARAH his Wife
who died 29th January 1899 in her 89th Year

57.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D)

East Side
In
Loving Memory of
ANNIE beloved Wife of
WILLIAM STURDY
who entered into rest
23rd December 1929
Aged 69 Years
"Sleep on Beloved, Sleep,
His Mercy endureth For Ever"

West Side
In Memory of
WILLIAM STURDY
died 19th July 1930
Aged 70 Years
"In Death not Divided"

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Sturdy of"Le Repos", Istead Rise; administration to Edward Greenstreet, Fruit Farm Foreman and Albert Tong, Builder. Effects, 7,780 19s 4d.

58.   Headstone (Section A)

In
Affectionate Remembrance
of SARAH
the beloved Wife of
JOHN SEAGER
who died 3rd December 1895
Aged 81 Years
Also of the above
JOHN SEAGER
who died 24th November 1901
Aged 89 Years
"Well Done, thou? A Faithful Servant"

1881 Census: Of Marsh Road, St. Mary Cray, a Shepherd, (see Garratt)

59.   Headstone (Section A) 

[                         ]
FREDERICK SIMMONS
for 40 years resident of this Parish
who died January [   ] 1897
Aged 70 Years
Also ANN
who died at Horton Kirby
July 20th 1897
Aged 71 Years
"They Rest from their Labours"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Of Nurstead Court, administration to Ann, the Widow. Effects 229 12s 11d.

60.   Small Headstone (Section D)

In Loving Memory
of
our Dear Mother
PHILADELPHIA STAPLEY
died 15th Sept 1941 Aged 79
and of
JOHN STAPLEY
her beloved Husband
died 12th June 1897 Aged 50

61.   Pedestal, Cross Fallen (Section A)

In Affectionate
Remembrance of
ISABELLA
the beloved Wife of
WILLIAM STEVENS
who departed this life Jan 13th 18[9]8
Aged 6[3] Years
(Eroded Verse)

WILLIAM STEVENS
[                  ]
21st Nov 1906
Aged 74 Years

1881 Census: Nash Street, Northfleet, Agricultural Labourer.

62.   Headstone (Section C)

In Memory
of
MARY ANN TAYLOR
for many years
resident at Nurstead Court
and latterly at Eltham
where she died
the 24th February 1886
in the 86th Year of her Age

Mary Ann Taylor was the illegitimate daughter of Thomas Edmeades

Principal Probate Registry Index
Late of Court Villa, Court Yard, Eltham, Spinster. Administration to Rev. W.H. Edmeades, Rector of Nurstead. Personal estate, 4,040 9s 7d.

63.   Pedestal and Cross, from Duncan, not found (Section C)

[Sacred to the]
[Memory of]
[WILLIAM WELLARD]
[who died at Hazells 24th Nov 1890]
[after 50 years of valued service]
[Aged 68 Years]
[MARY his Wife died 28th March 1909]
[in her 84th Year]

Principal Probate Registry Index
Late of Hazells, Northfleet; administration to Alfred Grundy of Lavender Hill, Electrician. Personal estate, 191 17s 7d.

64.   Curbs and C.W.G.C Headstone (Section D)


Brian Maurice WHAYMAN 1941

1444017 GUNNER
B. M. WHAYMAN
ROYAL ARTILLERY
(CITY OF LONDON)
15TH MAY 1941 AGE 26

Curbs
MILDRED WHAYMAN and her Daughter MARY Aged 29
Her Son BRIAN and Sister HELEN TONGE Aged 65

Laminated Paper Lying on the Grave
"BRIAN MAURICE WHAYMAN Gunner 1444017
H.Q. 60 (4th Bn City of London Regt.) H.A.A. Regt Royal Artillery died 15th May 1941 Aged 26
Orpington War Hospital, Kent, U K
Brian enlisted on the 22nd February 1939 in Sidcup, Kent on his army record form, his former occupation is recorded as Clerk
His military history sheet gives the following information,
home 22. 2. 1939 to 10. 10 1939 B.E.F. 11. 10 1939 to 17. 6. 1940
Home 18. 6. 1940 to 15. 5. 1941 total service 2 years 83 days.
On the 11th May 1941 a German bomb fell on his home address 49 Kendall Road, Beckenham, Kent, his mother Mildred, aged 58, sister Mary, aged 29 and his aunt Helen Tonge , aged 65, (sister of his mother) were killed instantly.
His other sister Barbara Whayman was not killed in the house, and the Electoral Register for 1938-1939 lists her as being at Hammersmith Hospital.
Brian died a few days later from his injuries and on his death certificate, cause of death, "due to enemy operations"
His father is buried, along with other members of his family in (sic) St. Mildred's, Nurstead................."

65.   Pedestal and Cross (Section D)

In
Loving Memory
of
GEORGE WILLIAM WILLIS
died 17th August 1920 Aged 60
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
Also CLARA Wife of the above
died 29th July 1948 Aged 84
"At Rest"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Of "Sunnymount", Istead Rise, Gravesend; administration to widow, Clara. Effects, 182. 2s.

END OF CHURCHYARD

 

INTERIOR OF CHURCH


Looking East; the two Wentworth ledgers are by the chancel step, the Wentworth mural monument is on
 the north wall, (left), next to it the tablet to Henry Edmeades, (1833); to the right of the altar is the Adye 
monument; to the left of the altar is the Cragg monument. On the south wall, (right) is the tablet to 
James Edmeades, (1917). All the Edmeades ledgers are in the aisle.

66.   White and Black Marble Architectural Monument, East Wall


John Adye 1661

Near this place lyeth the Body of JOHN
ADYE
of Doddington in the County of Kent
Esq who had issue by his first Wife ELIZ
ABETH
the eldest Daughter of THOS WALLER
of Gregoryes near Beaconsfield in the County
of Buckingham, Esq, three Sons, JOHN, EDWARD
and NICHOLAS and four Daughters, DOROTHY, ELIZABETH,
MARY and FRANCES who all in his lifetime attained
to their full ages of 21 years, whereby JOHN,
EDWARD, NICHOLAS and DOROTHY survived him
He had also issue by his second Wife MARY the
Daughter of SOLOMON COLE of Lisse in the County
of Southampton, Esq (which said MARY lieth
buried at Doddington aforesaid) two Sons
THOMAS and SOLOMON and two Daughters ANN
and ROSE who all in his life attained
their full ages of 21 years whereby THOS,
SOLOMON and ANN survived him He died ye 21st
day of February in the year of our Lord
1660* he being about 80 Years of Age
*1661

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 15th February 1660 (1661)
John Adye of Doddington, Esquire.
   If he dies in or near Doddington he desires to be buried near the bodies of his late wife, Marie and his father in Doddington church but if he dies in or near London, then he wishes to be buried in the chancel at Nurstead.
   To the poor of Doddington, 40 shillings, to be distributed by his executors to those they think fit. Also for the poor of Doddington, 40 shillings per annum, out of land on the Isle of Sheppey, which he bought from Sir Nicholas Rowe, for ever.
   To his wife, 5 to make a mourning gown; 5 to each of his executors for mourning and 5 to his son John and his wife; son Sheppard and his wife; wife of son Edward;wife of son Nicholas; wife of son Thomas; son Edward; daughter Roslind?, and her husband; son Lane and his wife; and son Cole, for mourning.
   To his wife's children, 20 shillings each for a ring of remembrance; to his servants with him at his death, and Elizabeth Chilman, his late servant, 20 shillings each.
   To John Holmden, 10, part of the debt he owes, he to pay residue to his executors within 6 months of testator's death.
   To grand daughter, Mary Cole, ? ?, the 100 which her father is bound to pay his sons, Edward, Nicholas and Solomon, being his money. There are two other obligations made by son Cole for the payment of 200, being his money; he directs that 100 due to go to grandson John Cole; executors to dispose of the other 100 for the benefit of his daughter Mary's children (obscure and smudgy).
   To grand daughter, Maria Cole, 100 (obscure and smudgy), part of the 200 before mentioned, (obscure and smudgy), to be paid within one month of his death?, or day of marriage if sooner. She to have 5 per annum for maintenance?
   To grandson, John Cole, 100, to be paid when executors think fit, in meantime, 5 per annum towards maintenance, his father ? ? ? ?
   To son Solomon, 500; to sons, Thomas and Solomon, all his plate and household stuff; also his corn, hay, firewood, cows, sheep and swine, horses?
   His clothes to sons Thomas and Solomon.
   To his wife, his dun gelding and his red? ; to son Thomas, his bay nag; to son Solomon, his grey gelding and colt late in Master Ferne's marsh.
   Ready money, debts owed, money on mortgage, arrears of rent, for the payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, and advancement of son Cole's children.
   Sons Edward, Nicholas, Thomas and Solomon are executors.
   Land settled on son Edward, to Edward and his male heirs, in default of heirs, to son Nicholas and his male heirs, and so on through sons, Thomas and Solomon and their male heirs, in default, to his own right heirs.
   He has purchased the Manor of Nurstead, houses, lands and lease, in Northfleet, Meopham and Cobham; he has purchased the Manor of Shorne from Sir James Stonehouse, Dame Anne Stonehouse, Widow and William Jordan, Gentleman; he has purchased houses in Frinstead and the Isle of Sheppey from Sir Nicholas Rowe; also land on the Isle of Sheppey, bought from Sir Nicholas Rowe and William Clynch; also land and houses in Barham and Denton from Master Oxenden; land and property at ? ? ? ?, from Sir Anthonie Munby?
   Land and houses at Frinstead to his wife Elizabeth, for as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then to son Thomas and male heirs of his body, in default, through the rest of his sons and their male heirs and in default to his own right heirs.
   Land in the Isle of Sheppey, bought from William Clynch to son Solomon and his male heirs, in default, as before.
   The Manor of Nurstead and Manor of Shorne, bought of Sir James Stonehouse, Dame Anne Stonehouse and William Jordan, to son Edward and his heirs, in default, as before, through the other sons, in default to his own right heirs.
   Land and houses in St Andrew, Holborn purchased from Sir Anthonie Munby, in trust for son John and his heirs, to receive rents, in default of heirs, then through his sons and their heirs, as before and in default, to his own right heirs.
   Copy-hold land in Islington to his executors, upon trust,, son John to have the rents for life, after his death, to the lawful heirs of his body born of his wife, Sarah, or any other wife, by consent of sons, Cole and Edward, in default of heirs, then as before, through the other sons and their heirs, in default, to his own right heirs.
   His property on the Isle of Sheppey purchased from Sir Nicholas Rowe, to sons, Edward, Nicholas, Thomas and Solomon and their heirs, equally shared. In default of heirs, to his own right heirs.
   Property in Barham and Denton, purchased from Master Oxenden and the leases, to son Nicholas and his heirs, in default, then as before through the other sons and their heirs, in default, to his own right heirs.
   Property on or near the Strand, Middlesex, he purchased in the names of sons, Edward and Nicholas, to be disposed of as they think fit, equally divided.
   Manor of Cobham, bought from the Bolds and property bought of Master Chetwin and his mother, to son Solomon and his male heirs, in default, as before, through his other sons and their heirs, in default to his own right heirs, for ever.
   A monument for him and his late wife to "be set in the wall near the place of our burial" (his?)
   Son Thomas to permit his wife to live in testator's house at Doddington; he wishes sons to live together.
   Witnesses: Fra. Harris, Robert Cheke and Thomas Winchcombe
  
Proved 15th March 1660 (1661?)
   This will, which is a copy of the original contains the original signatures of Edward and Nicholas Adye in the lower margin.

67.   White and Black Marble Tablet, East Wall

"Fallax gratia una pulchritudo
mulio timens Deum ipsa"
ALICIA condita est CRAGGUS
Uxor NICHOLAS Rectoris hujus
ecclesie non obiit decimosexto
1597 sed obiit codem die et anno
hic etiam conditus est GULIELMUS
ejusdem NICHOLI filius
vestra que dicitus vitae mors
est et ejus finis que dicitur
mors vita est
hic etiam conditur ipes NICHOLAS
CRAGGUS
Rector hujus ecclesie

68.   Ledger, Centre Aisle of Nave

Here
lieth the Body of AMYE
Wife of WILL. EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court in this
County who was buried
on the 27th day of July
1691
Aged about 33 Years

69.   Ledger, Centre Aisle of Nave

Here
lieth the Body of WILLIAM
EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
in this County who died on ye
23rd of January 1713* in ye 63rd
Year of his Age who married
AMYE Daughter of HENRY and
AMYE LANE of Horton Kirby
in ye same County by whom he
had issue 5 Sons viz, WILLIAM,
ROBERT, JOHN, HENRY & THOMAS,
[2] Daughters, AMYE & SARAH
who died in their infancy He
married for his second Wife
the Widow of RICHARD MASTERS
of Meopham by whom he had
one Daughter MARY
*1714

Consistory Court of Rochester Will Dated 2nd July 1712
William Edmeades, Yeoman.
   To his wife, Joane, his freehold house and land in Meopham, occupied by Christopher Terry, for her lifetime. After her death, then to sons Robert and Thomas, for ever.
   Also to his wife, his goods in the best chamber in Nurstead Court. Her bequests are in lieu of her Dower Rights.
   To son William, Surgeon, 50; to son Henry, 20 shillings; to grand daughter, Elizabeth Edmeades, daughter of his late son John 20 shillings at 21 or day of marriage, if sooner.
   To his daughter, Mary Edmeades, 200 at 21 or day of marriage, in the meantime interest from this sum towards her maintenance and education. If she dies before she is 21 and unmarried, her legacy to his four sons, Robert, Thomas, William and Henry, equally shared.
   To daughter, Mary Edmeades a chest of new linen marked with the letters M.E.
  
Rest and residue of real estate, goods, chattels, ready money, plate, debts, household stuff and all estate not before given, after his debts, funeral costs and legacies are paid, to sons, Robert and Thomas, for ever, equally shared.
   He appoints sons Robert and Thomas, executors and overseers during his daughter, Mary's infancy.
   He appoints George Masters of Meopham, Maltster to aid his executors,
   Witnesses: Mary Bright, John Baileman, Jno Bright, Ser(vant) ?, in Red Lyon Street, Southwark.
   Proved 19th February 1713 (1714)

70.   Black Ledger, Centre Aisle of Nave

In Memory of
Mr HENRY EDMEADES
of Nurstead Court
who died Decemr., ye 10th 1756
Aged 42 Years
Left issue ELIZABETH, MARY, HENRY
RACHEL
, WILLIAM, AMY, ROBERT
and PHILIP

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th December 1756
Henry Edmeades, Yeoman.
   Appoints his wife, Elizabeth, son Henry and friend John Tilden of Ifield Court, Northfleet, Yeoman, executors.
   His children to live with his wife, who will bring them up and educate them until son, Henry is 24, if she lives son long.
   He appoints his wife, while she remains his widow and John Tilden guardians of his children.
   To his four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel and Amey, 600 each at 21 years
   To John Tilden, 50
   Rest and residue of real and personal estate, to his wife, son Henry and John Tilden, upon trust, to carry on his farming and grazing business until son Henry is 24, for the maintenance and education of his children.
   Trustees to receive rent from his real estate and interest from his personal estate and put it out at interest in Government Funds or other securities, as they think fit, until son Henry is 24 when an inventory and valuation will be made of his estate.
   One quarter of his estate to sons Henry, William, Robert and Philip, provided that, if his wife remarries, she will have no further dealings with his estate, she will also cease to be executor and guardian.
   He signs will with his mark, "being very ill in bed"
   Witnesses: Mary Townsend, James Staines and Robert Taylor
  
Proved 26th July 1757 Power reserved to son Henry
  
Proved again 11th January 1765 granted to son Henry

71.   Diamond Shaped White Stone, Centre Aisle of Nave

In Memory of
ELIZABETH Daughter
of Mr HEN & ELIZ EDMEADES
who died 25th April 1761
in the 24th Year
of her Age

72.   Black Ledger, Centre Aisle of Nave

In Memory of
ELIZABETH the Wife of
HENRY EDMEADES
of this Parish who departed
this life the 22nd day of August 1765
Aged 44 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th July 1765
Elizabeth Edmeades of Gravesend, Widow
   First, all her debts and funeral costs to be paid.
   To daughters, Mary and Rachel, 250 each; to daughter, Amy, 250 at 21 years of age or day of marriage, if sooner.
   To sons, Robert and Philip, 550 each at 21 years of age. The interest on the total sum bequeathed to Amy, Robert and Philip, to be used for the benefit of Amy, until the legacies are paid.
   To good friend, John Tilden of Ifield Court, 1 guinea for a ring.
   After payment of her debts, funeral costs and legacies, all her farms, houses, lands in Upchurch and Cuxton, also also the two moieties of property and land left to her in the will of her late uncle, Thomas Bateman and all other lands, houses and real estate, ready money, securities for money, rents, arrears of rent, goods, chattels and personal estate to her sons, Henry and William, for ever, equally shared, they are her executors.
   Witnesses: William Wigzell, Mary Wigzell and Thomas Williams.
   Proved 25th November 1765

73.   White Diamond Shaped Stone, Centre Aisle of Nave

In
Memory of
PHILIP Son of
HENRY & ELIZ EDMEADES
who died Jan 22nd 1770
in the 15th Year
of his age

74.   Black Ledger, Centre Aisle of Nave

In Memory of
ANN Wife of
HENRY EDMEADES
of this Parish
who died the 17th of July 1776
in the 33rd Year of her Age

75.   Black Diamond Shaped Stone, Centre Aisle of Nave

Sacred
to the Memory
of ANNA MARIE Daughter
of
HENRY & ANN EDMEADES
who departed this life
on the 23rd day of
November 1795
Aged 23
Years

76.   White Marble Tablet on Black Base, North Wall of Nave

Hoc Marmor
unici uniceque delicti filii
et proximis amatissimi
memoriae dicatur coritalis suae

necon desiderii curaverunt
HENRICUS EDMEADES
obiit Sept die XXVII
A.S. MDCCCXXXIII
anos natus XXIV

77.   Brass Plaque beneath Stained Glass Window

To the Glory of God and in Memory of the Rev WILLIAM HENRY EDMEADES and SARAH MARY
JANE
his Wife. This window was given by their surviving sons January 1889

78.   In a Stained Glass Window

To the Glory of God and in Memory
of Major General HENRY EDMEADES
Royal Artillery of Nurstead Court
who died April 18th 1914

79.   Jacobian Style Tablet of Black Metal Cross on Elaborate Base, South Wall of Nave

To the Memory of
Lieutenant Colonel
JAMES FREDERICK
EDMEADES
M.V. O.
West Kent Queen's Own
Yeomanry. This tablet is
erected by the Regiment.
He was gazetted Cornet
April 1863 and retired Oct
ober 1907 after 44 years
devoted service beloved by
his comrades of all ranks
born 9th July 1843
died 6th February 1917
"Integer Vitae
Scelerisque Purus"

LANE see EDMEADES

MASTERS see EDMEADES

80.   Brass Plaque on North Wall

The East Window replaced
one which bore the inscription
The Gift of
THOMAS H.A. POYNDER
and MARY his Wife
Anno Domini 1854

81.   White Veined Architectural Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave


Susanna WEMTWORTH 1681

SUSANNA
Dilectissima pientissima conjux
RUISHII WEMTWORTH Arm
JACOBI ADI nuper de Barham, Arm soror
Heic juxta
Quod mortale deposuit
(Heu spes vanus &
Inane desiderium,)
Septimo post primogentae MARIAE partum
Placidissimam esslavit animan
Sepembris 23rd 1681
In aeternam tam chari capitis memoriam
Posuit
Moerens matitus
Ex antiqua & illustri WENTWORTHORUM de
WENTWORTH in agro Eboracensi
Prosapia oriundus de
Insula Thaneti in comitatu Cantii Armig
"Fallax Gloria & Vana Pulchritudo"

82.   Black Marble Ledger with Arms, East End of Nave

SUSANNA
nuper uxor
RUISHII WENTWORTH
Arm, obiit Septembris 23rd
1681

83.   Black Marble Ledger, with Arms, East end of Nave


Rusisshei WENTWORTH 1686


M.S.
Lector Curiose
Sub isto teguntur lapide
(Juxta conjugem praecharissimam)
Dilectissimi cineres
RUISSHEI WENTWORTH Armigeri
Viri omnibus numeris absoluti
Quem vivum nulla virtus non ornavit
Mortum nullas sibi-notorum oculus non ploravit
Si omicum certiorem (Lector)
Maritum indulgertiorem
In rebus suis prudentiorem
Deo O.M. Magis devotum expectes
Irrito labore quaesiveris
Aetatis & famae meridae noctem invenit supremam
8th die Junii anno 34th A. D. 1686
Filiam unicam per amabilem virtutum & fortunorum
Suarum haeredem meritissimam moriens reliquit

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated3rd May 1686
Ruishee Wentworth, Esquire of Cleeve, Isle of Thanet.
   His manors, houses, and lands in England to Sir Godfrey Copley, Baronet, Dacre Barrett of Dublin, Esquire, Gideon DeLaune of Provender, (at Norton) and Francis Colley of St Paul's, Covent Garden, Gentleman, upon trust.
   His manors, houses, lordships, towns, lands in Ireland to the Right Honourable Richard Lowby? Coote, Lord Baron of Coloony, Ireland, Dacre Barrett and Francis Colley, upon trust.
   The income of the above estate, to the first born son of his body lawfully begotten and his lawful male heirs, in seniority of age and priority of birth; in default, then to his second son and so on to each successive son and their male heirs. In default, if his now wife is carrying his child, then in trust, to Barrett and Colley until the child is born. If the child is a son, then to him and his male heirs; in default, then to his daughter, Mary, for life, and still held by Barrett and Colley, upon trust, to preserve the continuation of the estate.
   Mary is to have the rents and profits for her lifetime.
   After her death, then to her first born son, legally begotten and to his male heirs, in default, then to the second, third, and successive sons and so on.
   In default of sons then to all the daughters of Mary and their heirs. In default, then to his own daughter to be begotten and her heirs. In default, to his sister, Dame Elizabeth Peke for her lifetime. After her death, then to his nephew, Thomas Peke for life. After his death, then to his first son, lawfully begotten and his male heirs, in default, as before through successive sons.
   In default, in case Thomas Peke's wife is pregnant, then if a son to that son and his male heirs; in default, then to Barrett and Colley, in trust, for the life of his nephew Edward Peke, he to have rents for life.
   As before, after Edward's death to his first son and his heirs, in default, through each successive son
If Edward's wife is pregnant then to that son, as before.
   In default, the to nephew, Ruishee Peke, for life and after his death through successive sons and their heirs, as before.
   In default of heirs through this line, then to Right Honourable William Cawle?, of Stratford and his lawful heirs; in default, then to testators own right heirs.
   His lands in Ireland are charged with payment of 600 to Dame Elizabeth Peke if Thomas Peke and his male heirs succeed by failure of testator's heirs; after the death of Dame Elizabeth Peke, this estate will pay 1,000 each to Edward and Ruishee Peke, but not before.
   He is, by decrees in Chancery, entitled to real and personal estate, in satisfaction of an estate he should have had with his late wife. His executors to have this property, upon trust; they by sale or mortgage to raise and with his goods and personal estate pay his legacies and debts. Surplus to be laid out in freehold land and houses in England. An annuity of 10 to be paid to Elizabeth Collett, widow of his late servant William Collett, or her lifetime; the land chargeable is in Harvey's Town and Stephen's Town in Neath, Ireland.
To Francis Colley, 200
To Mrs Elizabeth Hugesson, 50
To Lord Coote, Sir Godfrey Copley, Dacre Barrett, Gideon DeLaune and Mrs Ann DeLaune, 30 each.
To Thomas Tilson, Esquire, 10
To each of his servants with him at his death, half a years wages over and above wages due.
He appoints Gideon DeLaune and Francis Colley executors.
   Mrs Hugesson of Provender to be responsible for the care and education of his daughter, Mary, but she is not to inter-meddle with her estates, save only for so much needed for her maintenance and education, until she is 21. If Mrs Hugseson dies before then, Mrs Ann DeLaune will take her place; if she has died, then Sir Christopher Copley to take her place; if he has died then Dacre Barrett will take his place.
   Lord Coote, Sir Godfrey Copley, Dacre Barrett, Gideon DeLaune and Francis Colley will have the management of his estates in England and Ireland.
   Francis Colley to have the immediate management of his estate, real and personal until his children are 21 or day of marriage, if sooner, of daughters. For this he to have a salary of 50, besides his costs.
   Witnesses: Richard Lowen?, John Browne and the mark of Anne Constable.
   Proved 23rd June 1686

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ADYE 66
ASHTON 34, 36

BAKER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
BENNETT 6, 42
BISHOP 48
BURNABY 37

COLE 66
COLLINGS 27
CRAGGUS 67
CRAKELT 7
CUTTING 8

DAVIS 9
DAWSON 10
DE GREY 43

EDMEADES 1, 5, 11-38,
    42, 68-78
ERSKINE 29

FORD 39

GARRATT 40
GIBSON 41
GOLDNEY 42
GREY 43

HARRIS 44
HICKS 45

INCE 4

LANE 69
LANGFORD 46
LESTER 47

MARSH 48
MASTERS 69
MATTHEWS 49
Mc PHERSON 50
MILLS 51

OLIVER 52

PARKER 53
POYNDER 80

RANDS 54

SAXBY 55, 56
SEAGER 58
SIMMONS 59
SPENCER 10
STAPLEY 60
STEVENS 61
STURDY 57
TAYLOR 62
TONGE 64

WALLER 66
WATKIN 4
WELLARD 63
WEMTWORTH 81
WENTWORTH 81, 82, 83
WHAYMAN 64
WHITINGTON 4
WILLIS 65

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