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St. Mary the Virgin Church, Teynham with Index of Names

Some Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) with concise Wills, other notes & photographs.
Transcribed by D. E. & B. J. Williams October 2017


St. Mary the Virgin from the South

A surprisingly large building of the Early English and Perpendicular styles, rather remote from the present village, which has gravitated towards Watling Street, (A2). The north and south transepts are of an impressive size, no doubt due to the influence of medieval Archbishops of Canterbury who had one of their residences in Teynham. Some of the walls contain many fragments of Roman brick and the east wall of the north transept includes a large piece of Tufa, ( a calcareous concretion, especially used to construct vaulted roofs), there are substantial Romano- British remains, including a bath house which were recently excavated, at Bax Farm, Teynham. An unexpected find was the Pamflett ledger in the churchyard, with readable inscriptions,dated 1647 and 1648, a remarkable survival on a flat surface from such an early date. Another feature of interest from this period of Civil War are musket ball holes in the 15th century oak church door, some with visible lead. It is said that fleeing Royalists from a skirmish at Barrow Green, (close to Teynham Station), barricaded themselves into the church and were fired on by the pursuing Parliamentarians, to little effect on the 4 inch thick doors!
   We very much appreciate the interest and friendly welcome from the Vicar, Reverend Lillicrap and Lay Reader Mr. Kinnear. Concise versions of wills from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, (proved London) and Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, (proved in the parish), other notes and photographs are included. After 1858, notes from the Principal Probate Registry Index have been used, the cost of copies of wills after 1858 is, unfortunately, too high.

D.E.&. B.J. Williams
Borstal,
Rochester
5th November 2017

INTERIOR

SOME OF THE INSCRIPTIONS HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BY THE TRANSCRIBERS, IN THIS CASE, THE INSCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE REV. PHILIP PARSON'S 1794 WORK, "THE MONUMENTS AND PAINTED GLASS OF UPWARDS OF ONE HUNDRED CHURCHES: CHIEFLY IN THE EASTERN PART OF KENT"

1.   LEDGER

HERE LYES THE BODY OF
RALPH CLARK
LATE OF FROGNALL, ESQ.
WHO DYED THE 30th OF MAY
IN THE YEARE OF OUR LORD GOD 1619
AND IN THE YEARE OF HIS AGE 62

Canterbury Court Will Dated 20th December 1618
Ralph Clarke of Froggenhall.
He is sick. His body to be buried in his chancel belonging to Froggenhall.
To wife, Alice , furniture in her chamber to her own content and other household stuff, for ever.
The furniture and household stuff ??????????????
   Also to Alice, the ? of his plate but her own choice and his ? gold ring and his great white hubling? mare with such furniture as is fitting.
To daughter Marie Clarke, £400 to be paid within a year after his death
Also to Marie one piece of plate and two gilt spoons, after her mother has made her choice of plate,
also  ?  furniture of crimson velvet and satin, embroidered for a bed, one chair and two little stools of crimson velvet and satin embroidery and the ? cushion and a young gelding called Tritton.
   To son Thomas £20 at 21 years of age and two gilt spoons and his own prox ? plate; to son Gabriel, £10 at 21 years of age and two gilt spoons; to nephew William Clarke, son of brother John,£20 at 24 years of age; to the poor of Sittingbourne, Milton, alias Middleton and Teynham 40 shillings for each parish; to the poor of Lynsted, Bapchild and Tong 13 shillings and 4d each parish; to the two poor widows of Norton, Widow Hynde and Widow Raine, 5 shillings each; to servant Robert Sedwicke, £5; to late chambermaid Dorothy, now wife of Ellis Waylande, 40 shillings; to 6 of his servants with him at time of his death, as executor think fit, 10 shillings each.
   Eldest son John is executor.
   Residue of goods, leases, corn, cattle, money, plate, household stuff, after his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, to son John.
   Witnesses: Lancelot Lovelace, John Clarke, Robert Sedwicke and George Denley.
   Proved 15th September 1619

2.   THREE BRASS PLAQUES, SOUTH TRANSEPT

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF FREDERICK
THIRD SON OF WILLIAM ROPER
AND SARAH AGNES DIXON
BORN 1882 DIED 1894
(See Churchyard)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF RICHARD AND MARY
ANN
DIXON BORN 30th AUGUST
1850 DIED 3rd MAY 1897

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF RICHARD DIXON AND DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM ROPER BORN 28th NOV.
1820 DIED 12th APRIL 1900
(See Churchyard)

3.   OVAL WHITE MARBLE MURAL MONUMENT

NEAR
THIS MONUMENT ARE INTERRED
THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM FAIRMAN, GENT.
WHO DIED THE 6th OF DECEMBER 1780
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF THE SAID
WILLIAM FAIRMAN
WHO DIED THE 28th OF NOVEMBER 1796
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 10th July 1779
William Fairman the Elder of Lynsted, Gentleman.
   All his houses and lands in Chislet and Reculver, Isle of Thanet or elsewhere to wife, Mary, for life. After her death, then to his sons and daughters, William, Elizabeth, Frances and Sarah Fairman, in equal shares. Also to his wife, for life, an annuity of £40.Personal estate subject to this annuity.
   Household goods, furniture, plate, china, etc., to his wife for life; after her death, to son William.
   To wife, Mary, £5 for mourning; to daughter Elizabeth, £100, in order that the joint stock of 3% annuities bought by him for her and bequeathed to her by the will of Elizabeth Marshall, he had received £500 on her behalf. Executors to transfer within one month after his death, the £500 to daughter Elizabeth. To daughters, Elizabeth, Frances and Sarah, £800 each each plus £5 for mourning.
   If he gives any of his daughters a marriage portion, that sum to be deducted from the £800 legacies.
Residue of estate, ready money, investments, chattels, husbandry tackle and implements, personal estate and effects, after his debts, legacies, annuity, funeral and probate costs are paid, to son William, who is executor.
   Witnesses: John T. Barling, Philip Duly and William Barnes.
   Proved 18th April 1781

4.   WHITE MARBLE MURAL TABLET

IN THIS CHANCEL
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM FAIRMAN, ESQre.
LATE OF LYNSTED
WHO DIED ON THE 31st OF OCTOBER 1802 AGED 48 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW TWO SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT THE LOSS
OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND AND PARENT
ALSO OF FRANCES WIDOW OF
THE ABOVE WILLIAM FAIRMAN, ESQre.
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1831 AGED 73 YEARS
LIKEWISE ARE HERE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF MARTHA YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WILLIAM AND FRANCES FAIRMAN
BORN NOVEMBER 21st 1789 AND DIED APRIL 19th 1849

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th January 1794
William Fairman of Lynstead, Gentleman
His houses, farms and land, goods, chattels, rights, credits, ready money, invested money, stock, crops and personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to wife Frances, for life. After her death, to his children, by Frances, in such portions as she decides by her will. Frances is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Norman, Elizabeth Sims and J. Hind, Junior
   Proved 22nd November 1802

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th October 1841
Martha Fairman, Spinster of Lynstead.
   All clothes, trinkets and jewels, equally shared between her four nieces, Fanny, Mary, Jane and Julia, daughters of the Rev. Alexander Browne of Challsworth, Suffolk. To each of her three sisters,£20 for a ring or other remembrance of her. To god daughter, Jane Browne, £100. To Isabella and Frances Jane Tilden of Chilham, £5 each. To Annetta Montresor, daughter of the late Sir Henry Montresor, £5.
   Rest and Residue, after payment of her legacies,debts, funeral and probate costs, shared equally between William Creed Fairman and Samuel Creed Fairman, they are executors.
   Witnesses:Thomas Wren?, and Thomas Stanton, Bath, Solicitor.
   Proved 26th October 1849. Power reserved to Samuel Creed Fairman

5.   WHITE MARBLE MURAL TABLET

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CREED FAIRMAN, ESQre.
ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES FAIRMAN
BORN NOVEMBER 3rd 1788 AND DIED OCTOBER 5th 1853
LEAVING A WIDOW TO LAMENT THE LOSS
OF A DEVOTED HUSBAND
THE REMAINS OF THEIR ONLY CHILD
WILLIAM WILSON FAIRMAN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 10th 1833 AGED 8 YEARS
ARE ALSO DEPOSITED IN THIS CHANCEL
HERE ALSO IS BURIED ELIZA HIS WIDOW
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OF APRIL 1868
AGED 77

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th April 1853
William Creed Fairman of Provender, Norton, Esquire
Wife, Eliza and brother, Samuel Creed Fairman, of Lynsted, Esquire,are executors.
   Household furniture, plate, linen, books, pictures, jewels, china, glass, wines, liquors, fuel, house keeping stores, to wife Eliza, absolutely, also £1,000.
   To his sister, Mary, Lady Montresor, £400; to niece, and god daughter, Fanny Browne, £100.
   All his real estate, (except that vested in him as trustee or mortgagee), and personal estate and effects, to wife, Eliza, for life and , after her death, then to his brother Samuel, absolutely, but charged with the sum of £500 to each of his nephews and nieces, Fanny Browne, Jane Browne, Julia Browne, Alexander Browne, Frances Jane Kemp Tylsden, Isabella Tylsden and Fanny Fairman. These are unsettled cash accounts between testator and his brother Samuel, (who are in business together), and it will not be certain at his death whose benefit the balance will be in. If the balance is due from him to his brother, it is to be paid; if his brother owes him but the outstanding sum is not paid, he revokes legacy to his brother, so his legacy will go to wife, Eliza absolutely.
   Witnesses: George Farley, Solicitor, Canterbury and John Calloway, his Clerk.
   Proved 24th May 1854. Power reserved to Eliza Fairman.
   Proved 31st August. Granted to Eliza Fairman


Provender at Norton
At the time Fairman lived here, these façades were probably rendered over

6.   BRASS PLAQUE

IN MEMORY OF SAMUEL CREED FAIRMAN
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1858 AGED 66
AND HIS WIFE CHRISTIAN FAIRMAN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th 1873 AGED 74
SHE WAS DAUGHTER OF GENERAL
GOSSELIN OF MOUNT OSPRINGE, BOTH
ARE INTERRED IN THE VAULT IN
THIS TRANSEPT

From "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain", Volume 1 by John Burke, 1834.
"Gerard Gosselin, Esq., of Mount Ospringe in the County of Kent, a Lieutenant General in the Army. Born 4th February 1769, married 21st December 1791, Christain, second daughter of Bonnick Lipyeatt, Esq., of Faversham, by whom, (who died October 1824), he had issue,
Gerard Lipyeatt, born 9th May 1795
George, an Officer of Rank in the Army born 10th March 1797
Christian
Caroline died in 1826
General Gosselin is a Deputy Lieutenant and Magistrate in Kent"

General Gosselin died on the 11th June 1859, and The Times published a brief note:
   "General Gerard Gosselin died on Saturday last at his seat in Kent at the advanced age of 90 years, having survived the death of his venerable brother, Admiral Thomas Le Marchant Gosselin, about two years, the gallant Admiral having died at a great age. The late General was one of the senior General on the Army List. He entered the army as far back as November 1780. According to Hart's record of his services,- "General Gosselin commanded a brigade on the expedition against Genoa under Lord W. Bentinck, and on it's capture was appointed Commandant there until the peace with France. Subsequently he commanded a brigade in the American War, and was present at the attack and capture of Castine , om the Penobscot..........................."

Principal Probate Registry Index.
Samuel Creed Fairman of Lynsted, Esquire, granted to widow, Christian and Gerard Lipyeatt Gosselin of Bath, Esquire, two of the executors. Effects under £30,000.


Mount Ospringe, now known as The Mount

FAIRMAN see MARSHALL WILLS

FAIRMAN see TAYLOR

7.   BRASS WITH ARMOURED MAN, WITH SWORD AND SPURS HANDS IN PRAYER WITH
           GREYHOUND AT FEET (FROM PARSONS)

HIS JACET JOHES FROGENHALL ARMIGER QUI OBIIT UNDECIMO DIE MENSIS
NOVEMBRIS ANNO DOMONI MILLESIMO CCCCXLIIII
CUJUS AIE PPICIETUR DEUS AME

GOSSELIN see FAIMAN

GREENSTREET see TASSELL

8.   BRASS (FROM PARSONS)

HERE LIETH
ROBERT HEYWARD
WILLIAM
HEYWARD AND KATHERYN HIS MOTHER
UNDER THESE TWO STONES ADJOINING
WHICH ROBERT DECEASED THE
XXIX DAY OF MARCH THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
MVCIX
OF WHOSE SOULES JH HAVE MERCY

9.   WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MURAL TABLET

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF A BELOVED SISTER
SOPHIA MARGARET
WIFE OF FREDERICK HONEYBALL OF NEW GARDENS
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1852
AGED 31
"And at Midnight there was a Cry made, Behold
the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to Meet Him"
Matthew xxv6


New Gardens
As it appeared in the early 20th Century

HULSE see TASSELL

10.   WHITE MURAL MARBLE TABLET

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE REVEREND JOHN HUNT, A.M., OXON
LATE CURATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT PLYMOUTH OF A LINGERING ILLNESS
ON THE 14th OF FEBRUARY 1826
IN THE 28th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"He was a Good Man,
A Workman that needeth not to be Ashamed,
Rightly Divining the Word of Truth,
And Never Shunning to Declare,
The Whole Counsel of God,
And he Exhibited in his Life,
The Grand Truths he Desired to Impress
on the Minds of Others"

"Sala Comitata Charitas
Spesque Fidesque Valete"

11.   TWO LEGERS, SIDE BY SIDE

BENEATH THIS [STONE]
ARE DEPOSITED THE [REMAINS]
OF THE REV. GEORGE JONES
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th
OF APRIL 1805 AGED 55 YEARS

BENEATH THIS STONE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THE
REV. GEORGE JONES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF DECEMBER [1816]
AGED 66 YEARS

12.   LEDGER

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF ISAAC KEMP
OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 30th 1750
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR HIS WIFE WHO DIED
SEPTEMBER THE 1st 1751
AGED 42 YEARS
TOGETHER WITH
FOUR SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER

Canterbury Court Will Dated 29th August 1750
Isaac Kemp, Yeoman.
Appoints friend, William Fairman of Teynham Gentleman and John Lane of Sittingbourne, Surgeon, executors and guardians and trustees to his children.
All his debts and funeral costs to be paid first.
   To daughter Catherine Kemp, £200 at 21 years of age or day of marriage, in meantime interest of 3% to be paid. If Catherine dies before she is 21 or married, the £200 to sons, William and Edward, equally shared at 21 years of age.
   Residue of goods, chattels and estate, after a valuation has been made of whole estate and effects, and subject to payment out of residue to his wife Eleanor, (as later mentioned), to his two sons, equally shared at 21 years of age. If one of them dies before he is 21, then legacies to surviving son and daughter Catherine at 21 years of age or day of  Catherine's marriage. If either died the survivor has the whole of the legacy.
   The estate is charged with an annuity of £15 to his wife for life, for her support, board and maintenance.
   Son Edward to be put out apprentice, when old enough, as executors approve of.
   He is in possession of beneficial leases of several farms, marshlands and other premisses. The business of the farms and premisses to be continued and carried on by son William with the advice and aid of the executors, leases to be assigned and confirmed to son William by executors. The legacies of son Edward and daughter, Catherine, shall not be paid from farm stock but from profits made by son William; William shall pay to executors interest at 3%, after father's death for maintenance and education of his siblings.
   When William is 21, and he has the leases conveyed to him, give security for the payment of the legacies to his siblings. If William thinks it proper at any time to pay the executors or the executors call in the legacies of his siblings, before they are due, then the executors shall invest the money in sound mortgages or other good security for benefit of Edward and Catherine.
   After his death executors to call in the "small money", now out at interest and invest in better securities.
   Signs will with mark I
  
Witnesses: Mary Kemp, William Kemp and Gib. Hawker
  
Proved 16th April 1751

13.   WHITE AND BLACK MURAL TABLET

NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM KEMP, ESQ.
OF NEW GARDENS IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 29th 1765 AGED 34
ALSO JAMES MONTRESOR ESQ.
A COLONEL IN THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1776 AGED 66
ALSO OF FRANCES MONTRESOR
WIFE AND WIDOW OF BOTH THE ABOVE
SHE DIED MAY 26th 1810 AGED 78
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR
VIRTUES THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
BY FILIAL AFFECTION AND REGRET

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th March 1765
William Kemp, Gentleman.
All his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs to be paid first.
To his aunt, Catherine Parker, an annuity of £17, for life; to his wife, Frances, all household goods, plate, china and linen, plus £1,000, in addition to the £1,000 she will be entitled to at his death, by virtue of of a bond, entered into with her father, Henry Nickoll, before their marriage, to be paid as soon as their son William Henry is 21,or, if he dies pre 21, then as soon as their youngest child is 21. If all the children die under 21, then to be paid within 6 months after the death of the last child. Until the principle is paid, she is to be paid the interest at 5% per annum. Also to his wife, an annuity of £50, for life, charged on his estate.
   To John Lane of Sittingbourne, Surgeon, Henry Nickoll the Younger of Barham, Grazier and the Rev. Richard Harvey the Younger of Borden?, £10 each for mourning; the latter three are, with his wife, executors, trustees and guardians of his children.
   To his servant, John Acres, an annuity of £20, for life, to commence after testator's youngest child is 21.; to servant, Thomas Moore, an annuity of £10 for life.
   His ready money, bonds, mortgages, goods, chattels, personal estate and effects, after his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his children, equally shared at 21 years.
   The annual produce of his estate, to his wife, for life; after her death, then to his next of kin. His executors will, for the benefit of his children, carry on his business until all his children are 21. Executors to make an inventory of his stock, crops and effects on his several farms. Interest on this sum at 4% to daughter, Frances Clare until son William Henry is 21.
   Executors to sell the lease of the Parsonage of Teynham, as son as son William Henry id 21, then his other children will be entitled to their share of the estate. There follows a long complicated account of trust details concerning his farms and his children's shares.
   Witnesses: John T. Barling of Faversham and James Robards, Servant to the testator.

Codicil 8th March 1765
He has given wife, Frances, £1,000 to be paid when son William Henry is 21; in case son William dies under 21, then as soon as youngest child is 21, if all the children die under 21, then 6 months after the death of the last child. She is to be paid 5% interest on the £1,000 until principal is paid. He has appointed her an executor and trustee. If his executors do not think it proper to carry on his business, then, in such a case, he revokes the legacy to his wife, of £1,000. The interest, if his executors agree to be paid to his servant John Acres, but not exceeding £20 per annum, until the annuity is paid Rest of will ratified.
   Witnesses: As for will
   Proved 5th June 1766

Brief Biography of Colonel Montresor from Wikipedia.
"Montresor was born on Broad Street in St. James, Westminster, 19th November 1704, the son of James Gabriel le Tresor and Nanon de Hauteville. His father, who belonged to a Huguenot refugee family, joined the British service and was naturalised, taking the name of Montresor. He would become Lieutenant Governor of Fort William, (Scotland), where he died 22nd January 1724.
   Joining the Royal Artillery, Montresor is said to have been present at the 1727 siege of Gibraltar, but more credible accounts place him in Menorca, as a matross, (assistant to a Gunner). He was later a Bombardier at Gibraltar, and then was Commissioned as a Engineer in 1731. He continued to serve at Gibraltar, with a brief interlude in Menorca, until in 1747 he was named Chief Engineer of Gibraltar. He had also held a Commission in the 14th Regiment of Foot.
   In 1754, he was appointed Chief Engineer for General Braddock and went to America with the troops. He is frequently said to have been present at the defeat of Braddock's expedition in 1755, but this appears to confuse him with his son John Montresor, who was wounded in the battle (some accounts suggest illness prevented the father's presence). He spent most of the remainder of the French and Indian Wars in and around Albany, where his activities included the design and construction of numerous military fortifications, including a new fort on the site previously occupied by Fort William Henry, named Fort George.
   By 1760, he had risen to the role of Chief Engineer in the Provinces, and in recognition of his efforts in New York he was granted 10,000 acres of land on the eastern (Vermont) side of Lake Champion. However, in that year ill health forced his return to England, followed by the resignation of his Commission in the 14th Foot in 1762. He would later construct powder magazines at Purfleet, and was Chief Engineer at Chatham. Throughout his career, he also drafted numerous maps and plans of the areas around which he was stationed, and kept journals, which have been published.
   James Gabriel Montresor married first, 11th June 1735, Mary Haswell, daughter of Robert Haswell, Master Attendant of the Royal Dockyard at Gibraltar. By her he had two daughters and five sons, most notable among these being John Montresor. Mary died 5th March 1761. He remarried 25th August 1766, Henrietta Fielding, daughter of novelist Henry Fielding who was already "in deep decline", and died months later, 11th December 1766. Montresor married as his third wife Frances Nickolls, daughter of H. Nickolls and widow of William Kemp. He died at Teynham, Kent, 6th January 1776"
   No will has been found for James or Frances Montresor.


Colonel James Gabriel Montresor

14.   WHITE AND BLACK MURAL TABLET, WITH DRAPED URN

BENEATH THIS TABLET
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM HENRY KEMP ESQ.
OF NEWGARDENS IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th OF MAY 1823
AGED 62 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 19th February 1816
William Henry Kemp of Newgardens, Gentleman.
To wife, Hester, all his houses, lands and other real estate, goods, chattels, money, invested money, personal estate and effects, for ever.
   Witnesses: R.G. Ayerst of Ashford, Attorney, William Wells of Farningham, Innkeeper ?, and Thomas Wilkins, Servant to testator.
   Proved 12th April 1824

15.   WHITE AND BLACK MURAL TABLET

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH LAKE
OF NEWLANDS IN THIS PARISH
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
MR. JOHN LAKE OF BAPCHILD
WHO DEPARTED THISLIFE DECEMBER 4th 1865
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES LAKE
OF NEWLANDS SON OF THE ABOVE JOHN LAKE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th 1881
AGED 73 YEARS
(See Churchyard)


NEWLANDS

16.   LEDGER (FROM PARSONS)

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN MARSHALL
OF BUCKLAND
HE DIED OCTOBER 5th 1764
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
SHE DIED APRIL 12th 1766
AGED 60 YEARS
AND THEIR SON EDWARD
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1767
AGED 18 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 19th June 1759
John Marshall, Yeoman of Buckland.
To son William and daughter, Joanna, wife of Andrew Hills, the Younger, £5 each for mourning.
   To son Edward, £1,000 at 21 years of age; until he is 21, the money will remain in the hands of his money and the interest earned will go towards his maintenance and education while he is a minor.
   If his wife dies before Edward is 21, the £1,000 will be in the hands of the other executor, who will use interest as above. If Edward dies before he is 21, his mother, if she survives him, to have the interest. After her death, he gives £800, (part of the above £1,000), to Edward Marshall son of William Marshall of Tonge, for ever. The remaining £200 to daughter, Joanna, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs.
   Rest and residue of goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate, to wife, Elizabeth. His wife and good friend, John Polling of Brampton, Norfolk, Gentleman, William Fairman of Teynham, Gentleman and John Page of Milton, Hoyman, are executors and guardians of son Edward.
   Witnesses: Farnham Aldersley and John Lucas.
   Proved 24th January 1765. Farnham Aldersley has died since will was made.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th February 1765
Elizabeth Marshall, Widow of Buckland.
All her houses and lands in Hartlip and Lynsted ot elsewhere, to son Edward, for ever.
    To Edward son of William Marshall late of Tonge, Yeoman, £5; to Johanna Hills, wife of Andrew Hills of Norton, Labourer, an annuity of £10, for life, if she survives her husband, Andrew. If son Edward dies before he is 21, the £10 annuity will be paid to Johanna Hills, after edward's death.
   To Elizabeth Fairman, daughter of William Fairman of Lynsted, Gentleman, £500, if son Edward dies before he is 21, without issue and Elizabeth Fairman is then living.
   Rest and residue of her personal estate and effects, after her debts, legacies annuities, funeral and probate costs are paid, to son Edward. Son Edward and William Fairman are executors.
   Witnesses: Martha Francis, the mark of William Mount, Servant to testator and John ? Barling
  
Proved 17th April 1766

17.   LEDGER (FROM PARSONS)

HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY OF
THOMAS MAY OF TEYNHAM, GENT.
2nd SON OF THOMAS MAY 
LATE OF NORTON WHO DYED
THE 26th OF DECEMBER 1653 
AGED 40 YEARS
HERE LYETH BURIED
 ANN MAY
THE ONLY DAUGHTER AND HEYRE OF
 THE SAID THOMAS MAY
WHO DYED THE TENTH OF APRIL 1654
 AGED 4 YEARS

 Will of Thomas May, Senior
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 20th August 1646
Thomas May of Norton.
He is sick. Desires to be buried in Rodmersham church.
   To son Bartholomew, £400; to son Thomas, £400, also to Thomas, land ?, in his own occupation in Teynham and a house occupied by William Hearne?; to son Richard, rest of property, goods, chattels, debts, after his own debts, legacies and funeral are paid. Also to son Richard, who is sole executor, land and house which he has recently purchased., 2 acres in Derton Fields, Teynham to son Thomas and his heirs; a house and 3 acres, occupied by Solomon Davis?, in Teynham,; one piece of marsh of 9 acres, occupied by George Allen in Teynham, to son Richard and his heirs.
   His land and houses in Egerton, which was settled on son Thomas, he now revokes this settlement and this property goes instead to son Bartholomew and his heirs.
   Witnesses: John Ady and John Holmden
  
Proved 29th January 1646 (1647)

MONTRESOR see FAIRMAN WILLS

MONTRESOR see KEMP

18.   LARGE BRASS, WITH A MAN AND WOMAN, PRAYING, IN CONTEMPORARY CLOTHES
             (FROM PARSONS)

(THE INSCRIPTION IS AROUND THE MARGINS, I HAVE RE-ARRANGED IT)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM PALMER
THE SONNE OF
WILLIAM PALMER
OF HORNDEN IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF JUNE
IN THE YEARE OF OUR LORD GOD 1639
HERE ALSO LYETH BURIED THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH PALMER
LATE WIFE OF WILLIAM PALMER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF FEBRUARY 1639*
*Julian Calender date, modern Calendar, 1640

Noncupative (Spoken) Canterbury Court Will not dated but 2nd June 1639
William Palmer, Gentleman
Will dictated the day before his death.
   To Ann Rogers, his sister, £10; to the poor of Teynham 20 shillings, whereas Solomon Fisher was to hand 5 shillings, the Churchwardens to bestow this gift, amongst the poor who stand in need.
To his wife, Elizabeth, the residue of his goods and chattels; she is executor.
Witnesses: The marks of Thomas Brown ?, and Sara Fludd
Proved 10th June 1639

19.   NARROW HEADSTONE, WITH SKULL, CROSS BONES AND HOUR GLASS IN 
              SOUTH TRANSEPT, REMOVED FROM CHURCHYARD


PEETET

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF JOHN PEETET THE
LATE HUSBAND OF ANN
PEETET OF MILTON
HEE DIED THE 10th OF
MARCH 1684 AGED
ABOUT 44 YEARES
BY WHOM HEE HAD
ISSUE ONE SONNE
& 2 DAUGHTERS
ANN & THOS AND MARY
ANN & THOS. LYE
BURIED WITH HIM

ROPER see DIXON

20.   BRASS PLAQUE ON NAVE PILLAR WITH ARMS, ONE OF THE R.A.M.C.

THE CHURCHYARD CROSS
WAS RESTORED ON IT'S ORIGINAL BASE
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
GERARD PRIDEAUX SELBY
CAPTAIN, R.A.M.C., B.A.,M.B., Bch., OXON, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.
ELDEST SON OF PRIDEAUX GEORGE SELBY
AND ELIZABETH MARY ALICE HIS WIFE
BORN AT BRUSONS IN THIS PARISH ON APRIL 30th 1891
KILLED WHILE TENDING THE WOUNDED AT THE CAPTURE
OF THIEPVAL ON THE 26th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1916 AND
BURIED AT OVILLERS
"Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori"

21.   STONE PLAQUE BELOW THE ABOVE, WITH R.A.F. BADGE

AND HIS BROTHER
CUTHBERT WILLIAM PRIDEAUX
SELBY
SQUADRON LEADER R.A.F.V.R.
BORN AT BRUSONS IN THIS PARISH 1898
LOST ON DUTY AT SEA IN H.M.S. EGRET
27th AUGUST 1943

Elizabeth Selby, M.B.E., was the author of  "TEYNHAM MANOR AND HUNDRED (798-1935)"

22.   BLACK LEDGER

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
DOROTHY THE WIFE OF JOHN SMITH
OF TENHAM IN THE COUNTY OF KENT, GENT.
AND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM SMITH OF
CANTERBURY IN THE SAME COUNTY, GENT.
SHE DECEASED YE 7th DAY OF DECEMBER
ANO. DOM. 1706 AGED 42 YEARES
BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE 1 SON AND
3 DAUGHTERS
AND ALSO THE BODY OF JOHN
SMITH, GENT. LATE OF TEYNHAM
HUSBAND TO THE ABOVE SAID
MRS DOROTHY BUT SINCE OF
NOUDS IN THE PARISH OF
LYNSTED IN YE COUNTY OF KENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th
OF NOVEMBER ANNO DOM
173[4 ] AGED 63 YEARS AND LEFT HIS
ABOVESAID THREE DAUGHTERS
SURVIVING

SMITH see SMITH

23.   BLACK LEDGER

HERE LYETH ENTERRED THE BODY
OF ELIZABETH YE WIFE OF RICHARD
TASSELL
OF TENHAM IN THE COUNTY
OF KENT, GENT. AND DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES HULSE OF CHARTHAM IN YE
SAID COUNTY, GENT. WHO DECEASED
THE 15th DAY OF MAY ANO DNI 1694
AGED 36 YEARES AND HAD
ISSUE 7 SONS & 2 DAUGHTERS
HERE LIETH ALSO BURIED
THE BODY OF YE ABOVE SAID
RICHARD TASSELL, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE
18th OF NOVEMR. 1716 AGED 61
YEARES

Canterbury Court Will Dated 13th July 1713
Richard Tassell the Elder of Frognal, alias Froggenhall, Gentleman.
He is weak.
His debts and funeral costs first to be paid.
To wife, Mary, his half share of a water mill at Tonge?, occupied by Reginald Hoad ?, for life.
   After her death, this property to his "dutiful" son, Richard, for ever; also to wife, Mary, plate, linen, household goods and implements, which she had before and brought to him at their marriage; to "dutiful" son, James, £800; to daughter, Elizabeth, £400; if son James dies before the end of 2 years after his father's death, when he is due to inherit, then £100 to daughter Elizabeth and the remaining £700 to son Richard; if daughter Elizabeth dies within the same 2 years, the £400 to be equally divided between sons James and Richard; if both James and Elizabeth die in the same 2 years, then all the money to son Richard; to "dutiful" son, Charles, 1 shilling, he has already been well provided for; to son James and daughter Elizabeth, or the survivor of them, the remaining plate and linen, equally shared. Residue of goods, chattels, land and property to son Richard, who is executor.
   Signs with shaky signature.
   Witnesses: James Eve, John Skeers ?, and Roger Kennett.
   Proved 30th December 1716

24.   BLACK LEDGER WITH ARMORIAL CREST


TASSELL - Armorial Crest on Ledger

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF ANNE
WIFE OF RICHD. TASSELL, GENT OF
TENHAM IN YE COUNTY OF KENT
SHE WAS DAUGHTER OF MATTHEW
GREENSTREET
OF PRESTON IN YE
SAID COUNTY, GENT. SHE HAD ISSUE
BY HIM, RICD., CHARLES, JAMES & JOHN
& DIED MUCH LAMENTED AGED 30
YEARS YE 30th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
ANO. DO. 1718 THREE OF THEIR SAID
SONS, VIZ RICD., JAMS. & JOHN ARE
BURIED UNDER THIS STONE
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
CHARLES SON OF THE ABOVE SAID
RICHARD AND ANNE TASSELL
WHO DIED MUCH LAMENTED
DEC. YE 5th 1735 AGED 24 YEARS.


Frognal Farm House - The left hand side, (West Front), is a surprisingly late build of 1668 but looks much earlier, 
this is the house Richard Tassell would have known . The right side, (Eastern Front), is an 18th century addition.

25.   OVAL BLACK MURAL TABLET

NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF MARY
THE WIFE OF MR. JAMES TAYLOR OF THE
PARISH OF RODMERSHAM AND DAUGHR. OF
WILL. AND MARY FAIRMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 8th 1768
AGED 25 YEARS
LIKEWISE MARY DAUGHR. OF THE SAID JAMES AND
MARY TAYLOR WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY

26.   WHITE MARBLE MURAL TABLET

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALTER WHITEHEAD
OF BULLFINCHES IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 21st 1844
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
LEAVING THREE DAUGHTERS, ANN, SARAH, ELIZABETH
WHO FROM AFFECTIONATE REGARD HAVE CAUSED
THIS TABLET TO BE ERECTED
(See Churchyard)

Canterbury Court Will Dated 9th July 1839
Walter Whitehead, Yeoman.
Appoints friend, John Rigden Neame of Ruslett of Norton, Yeoman, son in law, William Gascoyne of Bapchild, Yeoman and Elizabeth Whitehead of Teynham, Spinster, as executors.
   All his houses and lands and estates called Bullfinches, Banburys and Hogbrook in Teynham and Lynsted, and all other real estate, including houses in Luddenham and Davington, or elsewhere, to his executors, upon trust. Concerning Bullfinches, Banbury and Hogbrook and other estate in Teynham and Lynsted, in case daughter, Elizabeth wishes to purchase them, she shall give notice, in writing, within 6 months of testator's death. The value of such estate to be assessed by 2 indifferent persons, one chosen by Neame and Gascoyne and one by Elizabeth, if they cannot agree, a third person can be appointed by them. If she does not give notice or declines to buy, then if William Gascoyne wishes to make the purchase, he is to proceed as above, if he declines, then all the estates, including Luddenham and Davington, to be sold. Money raised and any rent received before the sale, to be part of his residuary personal estate. In case his estate id not sold, his executors and trustees to lease the estate or part of it for a term not exceeding 21 years, on condition as they think fit.
   His goods, chattels, furniture, plate, linen, china, ready money, money in Public Funds, money due on mortgage, bonds or contracts, live and dead stock, crops, implements and utensils of husbandry, personal estate and effects, to executors, upon trust. Executors to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs and convert into money that part of his estate not consisting of money. They to pay an annuity of £5 to Hester Matilda Richards, wife of [      ] Richards, now or late of the Lock Hospital, Middlesex, Assistant Surgeon, for life. They also to pay 1/3 of the trust money to daughter Sarah, wife of William Gascoyne, absolutely. Another 1/3 to be paid to daughter Elizabeth, absolutely. The remaining 1/3 to be invested, in trustees names, in Government or real securities, the annual interest, to be paid to daughter Ann, wife of George Mason, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, after her death, then to her present or any future husband, surviving her, for life, for the support, maintenance and education of her children. After the death of her husband the money to be divided into equal shares for her children, Until they are all 21, the interest to be used as stated above.
   If Ann dies leaving no children, then the money to be shared by her sisters Elizabeth and Sarah, absolutely. At trustees discretion, if Ann is not survived by an husband, they can pay any part of the money to the children to place them in a trade or profession or business.
   £1,000 has already been advanced by him to William Gascoyne and £100 to daughter, Ann, these sums are to be paid into his personal estate.
   Witnesses: Richard Bathurst, Solicitor, Faversham and William Molyneaux, Clerk to Messrs Jefferys and Bathurst, Faversham.
   Proved 30th March 1844. Value of goods, chattels and credits, less than £5,000.

27.   BRASS

PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF WILLIAM WREKE WHICH DECESID THE IX DAY
OF APRIL AO.DNI. XVXXXIII ON WHOSE SOULL JHU. HAVE MIS.

28.   BRASS PLAQUE


WWI Role of Honour

END OF INTERIOR

 

CHURCHYARD - SECTION A - WEST AND SOUTH OF THE CHURCH, TO THE WEST WALL
     OF THE SOUTH TRANSEPT, WEST AND SOUTH OF THE PATH FROM THE LYCH GATE 
     TO THE CHURCH PORCH.

29.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH AUSTEN
OF FAVERSHAM WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 15th OF MAY 1787
AGED 32 YEARS
(Worn verses)

30.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN AUSTEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th OF
MAY 1800 AGED 67 YEARS
(Worn Verses)

31.   LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
JOHN BURGESS
AND DAUGHTER OF
WM. & ELIZABETH ROBERTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th JULY 1838
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BURGESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8th OCTOBER 1843
AGED 65 YEARS

32.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM CLARK
(LATE OF FAVERSHAM)
DIED SEPT. 24th 1877
AGED 62 YEARS
"Watch, for ye Know not [when the Son of God cometh?)

33.   HEADSTONE

[IN MEMORY] OF
MRS. [                     ] DAVIES
[                              ]
[                              ] LATE
RIC[HARD              ]URST
DIED [                          ]1879

34.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY FAIRBEARD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 14th 1858
AGED 38 YEARS
(Erode Verses)
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1911
AGED 83 YEARS

35.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
DANIEL FRIEND
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF MARCH 1799
AGED 44? YEARS
ALSO OF MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JANUARY 5th 1834
AGED 78 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 27th December 1831
Mary Friend, Widow, late of Lynstead, now of Doddington.
Desires to be buried at Teynham churchyard, as near as possible to the body of her late husband.
   Her debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid first. The rest and residue of her estate, to nephew, William Munk of Doddington, Butcher, he is her executor.
   Signs will with mark X
   Witnesses: Thomas Benstead of Doddington and Richard Bathurst of Sittingbourne.
   Proved 5th January 1835. Value of goods, chattels and credits less than £100

36.   HEADSTONE

[IN MEMORY OF]
MARY WIFE OF [GEORGE?] FRIEND
OF RAMSGATE
IN THE ISLE OF THANET
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF FEBRUARY 1806
AGED 76 YEARS

I assume that Mary is the mother of Daniel Friend. George Friend married Mary Muddle at Ramsgate in 1752. They had a son at Sittingbourne in or near 1757. Daniel's age on the headstone seems to be 44 but this is not that clear and if it is 44, could be mistaken? On the other hand, the will of George Friend, a Yeoman, who died at Ramsgate in 1805, makes no mention of a son or any other children, but the estate was modest and provision may have been made for children before the will was drawn up in 1796.

37.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE WILLIAM
WHO DIED APRIL 25th 1872
AGED 1 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH CLARA
WHO CALMLY FEEL ASLEEP
MARCH 4th 1883
AGED 4 YEARS
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
ISAAC AND MARY GREEN
"Quick was the Flower nip't in the Bud,
Nor Sin nor Sorrow knew,
Just come to win a Parent's Love,
And then to Heaven, Withdrew"
"Her Mother's Love, her Father's Pride,
And now she is Resting close by her Dear Brother's side"

Isaac Green, 1881 Census, Brickfield Labourer

38.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLI[AM] [H]OBBS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 21st 1836
IN THE 60th? YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1840
AGED SIXTY YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 21st November 1832
William Hobbs, of Greenstreet, Gardener
Debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   His own house and garden and adjoining house and garden, occupied by Richard Hayward, at Greenstreet, to his wife Elizabeth, for life. After her death, then his house to brother, James Hobbs of Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Looker, for ever. The other house to nephew, William Hobbs of Chart Sutton, Farmer, for ever.
   Ready money, invested money, furniture, plate, linen, personal estate and effects, to his wife, for life, after her death, to his two sisters, Ann Collins of Eastchurch, Widow and Mary Holness, wife of James Holnss of Ospringe. Labourer, equally shared.
   Wife, Elizabeth and brother James are executors.
   Signs will with mark X
   Witnesses: William Bottle, Senior, William Bottle, Junior and John Dalton.
   Proved 7th July 1836 Value of goods, chattels and credits less than £200

HOOKER see WEBB

39.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS JAMES LAWRENCE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 10th 1893
AGED 42 YEARS
"Forget Him; No, I Never Will,
I Loved him Here, I Love him Still,
Nor Love him Less although he's Gone,
From us to his Eternal Home"
"He is not Dead but Sleepeth"

1881 Census, Retired Publican at Meopham ?

40.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ARTHUR WILLIAM
HUSBAND OF ELIZA LEWIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1891
AGED 27 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
MAY ELIZA RUMBALL LEWIN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED ABOVE FEBRUARY 13th 1891
AGED 9 MONTHS AND 13 DAYS
"Ere Sin could Blight or Sorrow Fade,
death came with Friendly Care,
The Opening Bud to Heaven Conveyed,
And Bade it Blossom There"

Principal Probate Registry
Arthur Lewin, late of 6 and 186, Drury Lane, Pork Butcher, died 2 Station Road, Teynham. Administration to Thomas Arkill of Museum Street, London, Blind Maker and Charles Shortland of 6 Drury Lane, Pork Butcher. Effects, £741 9s 10d

41.   HEADSTONE


PACKHAM

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN PACKHAM OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECR. 28Th 1746
AGED 41 YEARS HE HAD ISSUE
BY SARAH HIS WIFE 2 SONS & 5
DAUGHRS. 6 WHEREOF LIE BURIED BY
HIM HIS DAUGR. ELIZ. STILL SURVIVING
"A Man once Flourishing,
Like the Laurel Tree,
But soon Cut Down,
By Death in his Prosperity"

42.   HEADSTONE

[IN MEMORY OF]
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROBERTS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE [    ] OF MAY 1792
AGED 52 ? YEARS

43.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ROBERTS
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF DECEMBER 1799
AGED 60 YEARS

ROBERTS see BURGESS

44.   HEADSTONE

TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
WIFE OF THE LATE JAMES SPENCER
OF ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX
WHO DIED AT FAVERSHAM JANUARY [    ] 190[6]
AGED 85 YEARS
"I Know Whom I have Believed"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELLEN SPENCER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 15th 1937
AGED 76 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd"

SWINYAR see WEBB

45.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS TEMPLE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1855
AGED 61 YEARS
"Oh, Sudden Death called a Loving Husband,
And a Tender Father Death,
Great is the Loss to them he left Behind,
But we Hope Eternal Joys hath Found"
ALSO OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO [DIED (1st QUARTER) ] 1884
[AGED 69 YEARS]

46.   HEADSTONE

IN FONDEST MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TEMPLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 26th 1903
AGED 59 YEARS
"I was Deprived of One, O Lord,
Who was to Me Most Dear,
Teach me to say, "Thy Will be Done",
While I for Death Prepare"

"Beyond the Gates of Death have Liveth,
Yesterday, Today and for Ever"

1881 Census, Licensed Victualler, "Plough Inn", Lucerne Street.


The Plough Inn, early 20th Century

47.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD TURNER
OF THE PARISH OF [STONE?]
WHO DIED THE 17th OF OCTOBER
1815 AGED 38 ? YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 1st June 1812
Edward Turner of Stone next Luddenham
   To brother Thomas, £25, but if he not living at time of testator's death, the £25 to be shared equally by the children of Thomas. To brother, Richard, £25, if he is not living at testator's death, the £25 shared equally among Thomas's children. Residue of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth, for life, half of this at her disposal. The other half of his estate to be equally shared by his brothers after his wife's death. If his brothers are dead, then the legacy shared equally among his brothers' children.
   His wife is executor.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Waller, Thomas Gates and James Chambers
   Proved 6th April 1816

48.   HEADSTONE, WITH ARMS


WEBB

IN THE 1st GRAVE TO YE NORTH OF THIS STONE LIE YE
BODYS OF EDWD. WEBB & ANN HIS WIFE HE
DIED AUG. 2nd 1718 AGED 49 YEARS SHE DIED
SEPR. 25th AGED 63 YEARS IN YE 2nd LIE YE
BODY OF CHRISTOR. BROTHER & JOHN SON OF YE
SAID EDWD. WEBB CHRISTOR. DIED DEC. 27th ? 1717
AGED 55 YEARS JOHN DIED OCT. 25th 1738? AGED
34 YEARS IN YE 3rd LIE YE BODYS OF ROBT. & ELIZ.
SON & DAUGHT. OF ROBT. & ANN HOOKER ROBT. DIED
DEC. 17th? 1727 AGED 3? YEARS ELIZ. DIED SEPT.
28th 17[ ]6 AGED 19? YEARS IN YE 4th LIE YE BODYS
OF ROBT. SON OF ROBT. & ANN HOOKER HE DIED
[       ?           ] 26th 1772? AGED 56? YEARS

REAR, WITH ARMS

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
ANN WIFE OF THOS. SWINYAR, CLARKE OF
THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF EDWD. AND ANN
WEBB SHE WAS FIRST MARRYED TO ROBERT
HOOKER AND HAD ISSUE 1 SON & 3 DAUGRS.
SHE DEPARTED MUCH LAMENTED YE 26th OF
APRIL 1749 AGED 49 YEARS
"Rest Happy She for

              Death
                   Our Hope                          "
ALSO THE BODY OF THE ABOVE SAID THOS.
SWINYAR WHO DIED JANUARY [   ] 1750 AGED 50
YEARS

I believe that this stone was erected in 1749 for Ann Swinyar, who lies beneath it. It seems that the 4 earlier graves to the north had no monuments.

49.   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE (BROKEN)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LYDIA ELIZABETH
WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 2nd 1892 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HARRY SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
INTERRED AT FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE
ALSO LEONARD WHITE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1902
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO JANE SARAH WHITE
DIED OCT. 18th 1935 AGED 90 YEARS

1881 Census, Leonard White, of Blue House, Farm Bailiff
Principal Probate Registry, Administration to Charles French, Grocer, Personal Effects, £95 12s

50.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HESTER WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 22nd 1797
AGED 8[  ] YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
[ALSO]
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
(Eroded)

 

CHURCHYARD -  SECTION B - IS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CHURCH AND EAST OF THE
       FOOTPATH THROUGH THE CHURCHYARD, TO THE WEST WALL OF THE NORTH TRANSEPT.

51.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF JOHN BANKS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 16th JULY
1776 AGED 64 ? YEARS
"Wise is the Man who Labours to Secure ?,
His Passage Safe and his Reception Sure,
Merely to Die, no Man of Reason Fears,
The ? point of many Lingering Years,
Strange Apprehensions fill the Doubtful Mind,
On the Last Day, we Learning cannot Find"

Canterbury Court Will Dated 28th June 1776
John Banks, Yeoman
He is in a sick and languishing state of health.
   A house, formerly the "Crown" ale house but now three dwellings, in Teynham Street, now or lately occupied by John Studwall, Andrew Jackson and Mary Gibbons, Widow; another house in Teynham, occupied by William Bones, to his good friend, John Plane of Lynsted, Yeoman, upon trust, to sell them. From the money raised, John Plane is to pay his legacies, also to John Plane, £10, upon trust, to pay to his son in law, John Tassell. To son in law, Edward Langford, 5 shillings a week, for life; to kinswoman, Ann Kitchiner, Widow, of Peter Kitchiner of Olney, Buckinghamshire, £15; to the six children of the latter, Mary, wife of John Woolstone of Olney, William, Ann, John, Thomas and James Kitchiner, £10 each; to cousins, John Dadson, Susanna Lambert, Elias Seth Goodridge and Martha Robinson, (living near Olney),£10 each; to each of the two children of late cousin, Mary Dadson, £5; to Clare Fry, his housekeeper, and who has,"carefully attended me during the whole time of my illness", £150; to his thresher, John Brown, "for his faithful service", £100; to William Ivey, Parish Clerk of Teynham and Mary his wife, £10 each; to godson, James Dryland of Milton, Peruke maker, £5; to god daughter, Elizabeth Packman, £10 and to her sister, Ann, £5; to Isaac Abrahams of Teynham, Thatcher, £5; to Mary Kemp of Teynham, Widow, £15; to Richard Brooke of Teynham, Shopkeeper, £60; to Brooke's sons, John £20 and Richard, £10; to George Craft of Teynham, Yeoman, £10; £5 each to the following:to John Carrier of Teynham, Labourer; to Hannah Austen, Widow of Teynham; Edmund Webberly, Looker of Teynham Levels; to his tenant, William Bones; to Robert Tilby of Teynham, Labourer; to William Skeer, of Teynham, Labourer; to William Oakly of Teynham, Labourer; to his two servants, John West and William Walker, on condition that they are with him at his death; to Richard Souter of Teynham, Labourer,; to Hannah Atkins alias Acton, Widow of Teynham and Widow Holms of the Peat; to Dame King, who he has often employed as his washer woman.
   To Allen Andrews, who was his servant, until ? 1775, £10. To son in law, Edward Langford, all his clothes, to be delivered to Richard Brooke the Elder if he requires them.
   Rest and residue of goods, chattels and effects, plate, linen, china, ready money, debts, invested money, the lease of two farms, land and premisses, which he now occupies and uses in Teynham and Lynsted ?(crease in paper obscures), implements of husbandry and rest of estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to John Plane of Lynsted, for ever, Plane is executor.
   Signs will with mark X
   Witnesses: Thomas Wood, John ? and William Kemp.
   Proved 30th July 1776


BANK'S FARM HOUSE, TEYNHAM

52.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY JAMES
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN AND ALICE BURTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. 24th 1888
AGED 21 YEARS
"Mourn not for me, whom God hath [          ],
And taken to my Heavenly Rest,
Taken from all Sorrow, Grief and Pain,
Your Loss is my Eternal Gain,
Go Home, Dear Friends and shed no Tears,
I am not Lost but must [              ],
Short was my Life, Long is my Rest,
Christ took me [when He] Thought it Best"
"His End was Peace"
ALSO JOHN HENRY BURTON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th ? MARCH 1909 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ALICE THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 5th ? 1910
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest [                             ]"

1881 Census, John Burton, World's End Cottages, Brickfield Labourer

53.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF JOHN
COUCHMAN
& ANN HIS
WIFE OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED JULY [ ]9th ? 1764 IN THE
16th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Stop Traveller [               ] and,
As you are now so once was I,
And as I am now, so shall you be,
Therefore Prepare to Follow me"

DIXON see ROPER

54.   DOUBLE HEADSTONE

[IN MEMORY OF]
THOMAS HARRIS
WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 28th 1767 
AGED 78? YEARS 
(Eroded Verses)
 IN MEMORY OF
 HANNAH LATE WIFE OF
THOMAS HARRIS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
 DECEMBER [ ] 17[ ]
AGED 6[ ] YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 9th May 1765
Thomas Harris, Yeoman.
To daughter, Ann Harris, £200, but she will only have the use of £100 of this, "in case she shall not marry and have issue of her body". In the meantime, his executor is to place out the other £100 at interest and pay Ann the interest, for life. If she does marry and have issue, then he gives her the other £100 absolutely; also to Ann, £5 per annum, from the time of her mother's death, for so long as she lives with him as his housekeeper.
   Rest and residue of goods, chattels and estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to son Walter, for ever, Walter is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Friday and Gib. Hawker
  
Proved March 31st 1768. Granted to daughter Ann, son Walter died in his father's lifetime, making a will and appointing Ann as his executor.

55.   LEDGER ON LOW BRICK BASE (PARTLY COVERED IN IVY)

HEARE UNDER LIETH YE BODY OF
JANE WIFE OF DANIEL PAMFLETT
AND DAUGHTER OF CAPT. JA. TASSELL
OF LINGSTED WHO DECEASED YE
25th? OF OCTOBER A.D. 1647? IN HER AGE
OF 57? YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
HEARE UNDER ALSO LIETH YE BO
DY OF DANIEL PAMFLETT WHO DE
CEASED THE [   ] OF SEPTEM. 1648
BEING ABOUT THE AGE OF 56 YEARES
AND SECOND SON OF THE LATE
DANIEL PAMFLETT OF THANNETT
YEOMAN

Canterbury Court Will No Date
Daniel Pamflett of Buckland, Yeoman.
Desires to be buried in Teynham churchyard beside his late wife.
   To his brother, Elias, £250 at 21 years of age; to brother, Stephen,£250 at 21 years of age; to sister, Mary, £150 at 17 years of age or day of marriage; to sister in law, Ann Tassell, his late wife's best gown and best petticoat and three gold rings, two of them are plain, the other a seal ring and ? other small things lent to him by Mother Tassell which he cannot now [return ?].
   His executor shall pay his sister Hannah Ambrose, wife of Robert Ambrose, an annuity of £5 for life, after her death, his executor will pay to her children by Robert Ambrose, £100, equally shared; to the poor of Minster, Isle of Thanet, 50 shillings; to the poor of Teynham, 50 shillings.
   To his brother John, after his legacies and funeral costs are paid, all his land and leases, goods, chattels and residue of his estate, John is executor.
   Witnesses: James Tassell, C? Platt and Richard Tassell
  
Proved 2nd February 1649

Extract of the Canterbury Court Will of Daniel's father.
Daniel Pamflett, of Minster, Isle of Thanet,Yeoman.Will dated 23rd January 1637.
...................To the children of his son Daniel, 20 shillings each; John and to the following at 18 years of age: Hannah; Daniel; Elias; Sarah; Steven and Marie.
   His lands and houses, belonging, residue of goods, moveables and money to son Daniel, who is his executor and is to pay his legacies and funeral costs.
   Signs will with his mark X
   Witnesses: John Picard and John Durrant
  
Proved 11th December 1638

56.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE ENCLOSE IN IRON RAILINGS

SOUTH SIDE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROPER
OF THIS PARISH
BORN 19th SEPTEMBER 1789 DIED 23rd JULY 1878
ALSO ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN 10th NOVEMBER 1798 DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1885

NORTH SIDE

ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF RICHARD DIXON AND DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM ROPER BORN 28th NOV. 1820 DIED 12th APRIL 1900
ALSO RICHARD DIXON HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
BORN 29th DEC. 1815 DIED 14th JAN. 1901
ALSO MARJORIE DAUGHTER OF
ROPER GILLOW AND MAUDE DIXON BORN 30th 1903 DIED 27th APRIL 1906

TASSELL see PAMFLETT

57.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MARY TOWN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1863
AGED 63 YEARS
"If we Believe that Jesus died and
Rose again, even so, them also which,
Sleep in Jesus, will God bring with
Him"
ALSO
WILLIAM TOWN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1877
AGED 79 YEARS

58.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TOWN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN TOWN OF TEYNHAM
WHO DIED OCTOBER 24th 1902
IN HIS 68th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1917
AGED 78 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

1881 Census, William Town, Derton Street, Carpenter and Builder
Principal Probate Registry, of the "Fox Inn", Licensed Victualler, Effects, £665 0s 8d

59.   DOUBLE HEADSTONE

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM WHITEHEAD
YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 8th OF OCTOBER
1778
AGED 57 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE [        ]
[                                       ]
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
 ANN WHITEHEAD
 WIFE OF THE LATE
 WILLIAM WHITEHEAD
 WHO DEPARTED THIS
 LIFE THE 30th OF MAY
 1798
 AGED 69? YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 17th May 1768
William Whitehead, Yeoman.
To wife, Ann, his houses and lands, household goods, furniture, corn, cattle, husbandry tackle, money, mortgages, bonds, bills and other estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: T. Ruck?, Joseph Solly and Richard Towgood.
   Proved 15th October 1778

60.   HEADSTONE

[                                 ]
SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM WHITEHEAD
OF THIS PARISH
DAUGHTER OF JOHN SEATH
LATE OF MURSTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF FEBY.
1804 AGED 36? YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 3 DAUGHTERS
VIZ. ANN?, SARAH AND ELIZABETH

61.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALTER WHITEHEAD, GENT.
RESIDENT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 21st OF
FEBRUARY 1844
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS
THREE SURVIVING DAUGHTERS

 

CHURCHYARD SECTION C IS SOUTH OF THE CHURCH, FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
          OF THE SOUTH TRANSEPT TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CHANCEL.

62.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
HERBERT BING
OF THIS PARISH
BORN MAY 14th 1841 DIED APRIL 1st 1905
"R.I.P."

Principal Probate Registry Index.
Herbert Bing, Farmer of Nichol Farm, administration to Herbert Bing, Mechanical Engineer and Frederick Bing, Butcher, Effects, £2,396 17s 6d.
In the 1881 Census, Bing was a Farm Manager at Abbey Farm, Higham.

63.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM HALES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST SEPTEMBER 8th 1892
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO EMMA HALES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1937
AGED 90 YEARS
"Re-united"

Principal Probate Registry Index.
William Hales, Carpenter of Barrow Green, administration to wife Ann. Effects, £252 12s 7d.

64.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF WILLIAM KEMP
OF THE PARISH OF LYNSTED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th ? OF [APRIL]
[180]8 AGED 82? YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE ONE SON
ALSO WILLIAM KEMP
DIED THE 1st OF FEBRUARY 1810
AGED 76 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

Canterbury Court Will Dated 1st August 1795
William Kemp of Lynsted, Labourer.
Appoints his wife, Ann and son Isaac of Faversham, Collar Maker, executors.
   Household furniture, plate, china and linen to wife, Ann, for life, as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. After her death or remarriage, all the above to son Isaac.
   Rest and residue of goods, chattels, ready money, investments in the Public Funds or private securities and rest of estate, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to wife, Ann and son Isaac, upon trust, they to convert all that not consisting of money into cash and invest in good securities at interest, this income to wife, Ann, for life. After her death, the trust money and securities to son Isaac, subject to the payment of £10 to son William, after the death of wife, Ann.
   Witnesses: Susanna Wreight and Henry Wreight.
   Proved 16th November 1814, son Isaac is the surviving executor, goods, chattels and credits value less than £100.
William Kemp was late of Faversham and note confirms he died 1st February 1810.

65.   COPED STONE

SOUTH SIDE
SARAH LAKE
1865

NORTH SIDE
JAMES LAKE
DIED OCTR. 15Th 1881

BORN MARCH 20th 1825 ROBERT LAKE DIED OCTOBER 6th 1911

Principal Probate Registry Index
James Lake, late of Newlands, administration to Robert Lake of Hempstead, Higham, personal estate value, £50,128 12s 11d
Robert Lake, of Newlands, administration to Ernest Lake, Solicitor and Herbert Cobb, Land Agent, value of effects £60, 950 2s 9d.
1881 Census, Robert Lake, of Great Oakley Farm, Higham, 1,234 acres, employing 38 men.

66.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ELEANOR WIFE OF
JOHN PETERS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF OCTOBER 1817
AGED 33 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

67.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE MARY SHORTT
WIDOW OF
CHARLES TINDAL SHORTT
WHO DIED FEB. 14th 1897
AGED 65 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index.
Caroline Shortt, of Newlands, administration to Angelina Jubb Peachy, effects value, £639 0s 1d.

68.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TERRY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
4th MAY 1812
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WILLIAM TERRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
12th NOVEMBER 1819
AGED 51 YEARS

69.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TERRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 31st 1857
AGED 64 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING A WIDOW
FOUR SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
ALSO SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1838
AGED 14 MONTHS

70.   HEADSTONE

[                           ]
JAMES TRIGG
OF TEYNHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 8th? 183[8]
AGED 75 YEARS

 

CHURCHYARD SECTION D  IS NORTH OF THE CHURCH, FROM THE NORTH WEST CORNER
             OF THE NORTH TRANSEPT TO THE NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF THE CHANCEL.

71.   HEADSTONE

TO
THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE CRAFT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 12th OF
FEBRUARY 1787 AGED 76 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE BY ELIZABETH
HIS WIFE TWO SONS & ONE DAUGHTER

Canterbury Court Will Dated 24th May 1786
George Craft, Yeoman.
He is very sick and weak.
Wife, Elizabeth, is executor. An inventory of his effects to be made.
   His business and all it's property to be divided, equally between his wife and his three children, John Bramble Craft, George Thomas Craft and Katherine Craft. His business to be carried on for the benefit of his wife and children. None of them has the power to call in their share of the business, provided they live together, but to be content with 5% interest of the total value. As soon as the eldest son, John comes of age, the business to remain with him and his mother, only, provided she remains unmarried. If she remarries, the business to be solely son John's, when he discharges his mother's and siblings share of the capital value.
   Witnesses: Philip Roper and James Jell.

72.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE

SOUTH SIDE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK THIRD SON OF WILLIAM ROPER AND SARAH AGNES DIXON
BORN MAY 23rd 1882 DIED OCT. 27th 1894
"Boast not Thyself of Tomorrow, for thou Knowest not what a day may bring Forth"

NORTH SIDE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAUDE WIFE OF ROPER GILLOW DIXON
BORN 1874 DIED 1932
ALSO ELIZABETH FLORA KILLICK
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 1846 DIED 1932

73.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE

NORTH SIDE

IN MEMORY OF MARY DIXON
BORN SEPTEMBER 8th 1877 DIED DECEMBER 18th 1911

SOUTH SIDE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH AGNES WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROPER DIXON BORN MAY 10th 1849 DIED MAY 6th 1916
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED WILLIAM ROPER DIXON
BORN JUNE 2nd 1844 DIED OCTOBER 4th 1924

1881 Census, William Roper Dixon, Cambridge Cottage, Lynstead, Farmer of 282 acres, employing 12 men and 5 boys.

74.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDITH ANNIE WIFE OF RICHARD DIXON
OF SOUTH NORWOOD BORN JANUARY 25th 1860 DIED APRIL 5th 1916
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED RICHARD DIXON
BORN SEPTEMBER 3rd 1852 DIED AT SOUTH NORWOOD JUNE 17th 1924

75.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN MITSON FROST
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1901
AGED 53 YEARS
"Then in the Darkness one Draws Neigh,
Be not Afraid 'tis       ?        '
And at his Word maketh Strife to Cease,
The Storm is Hushed to Peace"
ALSO
EMILY ELIZABETH TRICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF STEPHEN TRICE
AND RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 3rd 1917
AGED 53 YEARS
"In Peace with God"

76.   HEADSTONE

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF RICHARD GASKIN
OF THE PARISH OF LYNSTED & DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH SAWYER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE SEPT. 6th 1749 IN THE 29th
YEAR OF HER AGE

77.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD HODGES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd
OF JUNE 1808 AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN TOLHURST
FORMERLY
WIFE OF EDWARD HODGES
LATELY OF WILLIAM TOLHURST
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th
OF NOVEMBER 1830 AGED 73 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE
5 SONS AND 4 DAUGHTERS
"There is an Hour of Peaceful Rest,
To Mourning Wanderers given,
There is a Tear for Souls Distressed,
A Balm for every Wounded Breast,
Tis found above in Heaven"

rerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th February 1833
Ann Tolhurst, wife of William Tolhurst of Teynham, Labourer.
By an indenture dated 18th August 1819 made previous to her marriage with William Tolhurst, between William Tolhurst on the 1st part, herself the 2nd part and Robert Busbridge and William Hodges, the 3rd part, three sums of money were vested in Robert Busbridge and William Hodges, upon trust, for the use of herself during her intended coverture, and from her death, upon trust, to transfer the sum of money or interest to such person in such portions as she directs. Robert Busbridge has since died and Edward Blaxland of Dadman's in Lynsted, Gentleman, has been appointed in his place. She desires her husband if he survives her, to receive the interest of the trust money for his lifetime, by power of the indenture she gives her husband the interest and directs William Hodges and Edward Blaxland to pay him this money, the latter are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Bathurst and Richard Bathurst, Junior
   Proved 16th June 1840

William Tolhurst, her husband is sole person entitled to the personal estate and effects, "over which she has no disposing power and concerning which she is dead intestate having first consented (as by Acts of Court appears)"

78.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL JARRETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [   ] OCTOBER 185[3]
AGED 68 ? YEARS
ALSO
SARAH JARRETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th? Of MAY 1854
AGED [   ] YEARS

79.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN LEWIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCT. 28th 1884
AGED 52 YEARS
"Great id thy Mercy, O Lord,
Thy Word is True, For Ever"
ALSO
FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 4th 1911 AGED 76 YEARS
"We think of her Past with Cheer & Smiles,
And say, She is at Rest,
We Loved her Well, we Miss her Much,
But God Knows what is Best"

80.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF ALFRED LEWIS
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1905
IN HER 64th YEAR
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1882
AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED LEWIS
DIED OCTOBER 29th 1919
AGED 80 YEARS

81.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN LATE WIFE OF
BARTHOLOMEW POTTER
WHO DIED THE 12th OF JAN. 1747
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
BARTHOLOMEW POTTER
WHO DIED THE 12th OF MARCH 1748
IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Time [   ] [s]pent in [     ] Repent,
Ye [      ]ing Learn to Die,
[      ] Bold and [    ] Defer,
Death [                      ]"

82.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JAMES READ
(OF GREENSTREET)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST SEPT. 23rd 1901
IN HIS 61st YEAR
INTERRED AT TEYNHAM SEPT. 27th
"Thy God hath given thee Rest"

Read was a Grocer, Cornfactor and Cheesemonger. Principal Probate Registry Index, administration to Edward Wright, Shipwright, effects, £1,721 18s 8d.

83.   HEADSTONE

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SARAH WIFE OF PHILIP SANDERS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE AUGUST [                        ]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO YE BODYS OF [TWO]
CHILDREN, VIZ. [ONE SON] &
YE DAUGHR. ELIZTH. DIED [              ]
1747 AGED 7 YEARS [             ]
MONTHS PHILIP [DIED]
MARCH 24th 1748 & LEFT A SON
JOHN SURVIVING

84.   HEADSTONE, WITH ANCHOR AND WAVES

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE SMART
OF SANDWICH
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1900 AGED 63 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
"Come unto me all ye that Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I will give you Rest"
ALSO ANN SMART
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1920
AGED 73 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index.
Of the "Red Cow" Beer House, Sandwich, administration to widow, effects, £20 16s.

TOLHURST see HODGES

85.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES TURNER
OF THIS PARISH DIED 26th SEPT. 1879
AGED 48 YEARS
LEAVING A WIFE , 5 DAUGHTERS [               ]
TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Blessed are the Dead that die in [the Lord]"
ALSO HANNAH TURNER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN SEPT. 24th 1834 DIED FEBY. 15Th 190[2]

86.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN WOOD
DIED FEB. 8th 1891 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEP. 3rd 1910 AGED 71 YEARS
"Watch ye therefore and be Ready"

 

SECTION E IS THE WHOLE AREA EAST OF THE CHANCEL

87.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN BEACON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 15th? 1856
AGED 67 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

88.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZA
WIDOW OF
HENRY BROADBRIDGE
OF CLAPHAM
AND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND MARY HONEYBALL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
THE 21st OF APRIL 1893
AGED 78 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Eliza Broadbridge, of Newgardens, administration to James Honeyball, Coal Merchant and Frederick Honeyball, Auctioneer, effects, £2,603 3s 3d.

89.   HEADSTONE (IN BUSH)

[                                    ]
MR. JUSTINIAN COOPER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ ] 1804
[ ]
[LEAVING TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS ?]
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
& TWO SONS VOZ.
JOHN AND JUSTINIAN
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR JUSTINIAN COOPER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF MAY 1816
AGED 74 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH TWO OF THEIR GRANDCHILDREN

Canterbury Court Will Dated 27th June 1801
Justinian Cooper, Yeoman
To wife, Elizabeth and sons, John and Justinian, £5 each, for mourning. To son, John, £50.
To son Justinian and good friend, Edward Blaxland the Younger of Dully in Tonge, Gentleman, £820, upon trust, to invest in Public Funds or real or private securities, as they think fit.
They are to pay interest to his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   After her death or remarriage the trustees to hold £410 for benefit of son John's children, equally shared at 21 years of age, in the meantime the interest to be used at trustee's discretion, towards their maintenance and education. The other £410 for Justinian's children as for John's ?
   To wife Elizabeth, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china and effects, for life or until she remarries, after her death or remarriage, then to son Justinian.
   To friend, Edward Blaxland, £10 for his troubles as executor.
   Rest and remainder of goods, chattels, rights, credits, money, invested money, plate, linen, china, personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to son Justinian, for ever. Son Justinian and Edward Blaxland are executors.
   Witnesses: Br. Faussett and A. M. Faussett
  
Proved 8th ? December 1804, goods, chattels and credits value less than £3,500

90.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARTHA
WIFE OF CHARLES COOPER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1900
AGED 52 YEARS
"She is Gone but not Forgotten,
Never will her Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts will ever Linger,
Around the Spot where She is Laid"

91.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL DUNSTEL
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1917
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO RUEBEN DUNSTEL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1883
AGED 1 YEAR & 11 MONTHS
"Thy Purpose Lord, we cannot See,
But All is Well that's Done by Thee"
ALSO ISABELLA DUNSTEL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 1st 1931
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
BERTHA MARY ROBINSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1961
AGED 78 YEARS

92.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JESSE EASON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER [   ] 1846
AGED 67 YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
GEORGE EASON
SON OF THE ABOVE
MAY 23rd 18[   ]

93.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH FLOOD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 19th OF JULY 1862
AGED 59 YEARS
DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HER HUSBAND,
CHILDREN AND ALL WHO KNEW HER
ALSO
JAMES THOMAS FLOOD
HER HUSBAND WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1875
AGED 73 YEARS

94.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES WILLIAM FORSTER
DIED 8th JULY 1911
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 16th MARCH 1908
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO DORIS MOLLY DAUGHTER
DIED 28th JAN. 1907
AGED 4 YEARS, 9 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZABETH ANNE DAUGHTER
DIED 7th APRIL 1907
AGED 1 YEAR, 9 MONTHS
"Dy by Day we Watched them Fade,
And Gently Pass Away,
And Often in our Hearts we Prayed,
That they might Longer Stay"

95.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
WINIFRED MARY
[                     ] GEORGE
WHO DIED AUGUST [ ] [ ]9
AGED 2 YEARS , 3 MONTHS
ALSO FREDERICK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1877
AGED 17 MONTHS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO JANET LOUISA
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1904
AGED 35 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

96.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF STEPHEN GEORGE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 13th DECEMBER 1881
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
STEPHEN GEORGE
WHO DIED 27th JAN 1900
AGED 86 YEARS
"Thou shall come to thy Grave in a Full Age like
A Shock of Corn cometh in his Season"

Principal Probate Registry Index
Stephen George, of Lynstead, Retired Builder, administration to Stephen and George W. George, Builders and Contractors, effects, £639 18s.

97.   HEADSTONE

SPENCER
THE DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF
G. & K. GEORGE
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1892
IN HIS 7th YEAR
"Jesus called a Little Child unto Him"
ALSO OF GEORGE W. GEORGE
BORN DECEMBER 5th 1854
DIED FEBRUARY 23rd 1923
ALSO OF KATE GEORGE HIS WIFE
BORN DECEMBER 18th 1857
DIED DECEMBER 31st 1935
"Father in Thy Gracious Keeping"

George George, 1881 Census, of Greenstreet, Carpenter and Builder

98.   HEADSTONE (IN BUSH)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GEORGE GIBBS
DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1910
AGED 69 YEARS
"My Meditation of Him shall be Sweet"
ALSO HARRIET ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1924
AGED 88 YEARS
"At Rest"

Principal Probate Registry Index
William Gibbs, of Greenstreet, administration to David Brainerd Goldwell, Chemist, effects, £147 9s.

99.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF JOHN HAMBROOK
OF THE PARISH OF BUCKLAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF MAY 1839
AGED 69 YEARS

100.   HEADSTONE   (PARTS OF THIS INSCRIPTION HAS A SUPERIMPOSED INSCRIPTIONS
                                          AND IS RATHER CONFUSING)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HAMBROOK
OF [           ?            ]
WHO DIED [18th MAY] 1845
AGED 72 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING TWO SONS
AND ONE DAUGHTER.

Canterbury Court Will Dated 19th January 1845
John Hambrook, of Buckland, Farmer.
Appoints sons, Thomas and John and daughter, Ann Hambrook, executors.
   All household goods, furniture, household implements, plate, linen, china, glass, ready money, invested money, personal estate and effects, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his sons and daughter, equally shared.
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney, Faversham and William Molyneux, his Clerk.
   Proved 5th July 1845, goods, chattels and credits value less than £4,000. Sons, Thomas was a Grazier of Minster and John was a Farmer of Buckland. Power reserved to Ann Hambrook. Document confirms death date as 18th May 1845.

101.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIANNE
THE WIFE OF THOMAS HAMBROOK
OF THE PARISH OF LUDDENHAM
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF APRIL 1849
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND MARY HAMBROOK
DIED 7th OF DECEMBER 1847
AGED 6 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO CHARLOTTE
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1847
AGED 3 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS

102.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH
WIFE OF THOMAS HAMBROOK
OF DODDINGTON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1852
AGED 41 YEARS

103.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE
WIFE OF THOMAS HAMBROOK
OF THIS PARISH
BORN MARCH 1803
DIED AUGUST 27th 1880
ALSO THOMAS HOLBROOK
DIED 10th MAY 1883
IN HIS 81st YEAR
"At Evening it shall be Light"

104.   HEADSTONE

THIS STONE
IS ERECTED BY A BELOVED SISTER
IN MEMORY OF
ELLEN MARY HEARNE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 1st 1867
"Looking unto Jesus"

105.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA MARGARET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK HONEYBALL
OF THIS PARISH
BORN AUGUST 1st 1821
DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1852
"And at Midnight there was a
Cry made: Behold the Bridegroom,
Cometh, go ye out the Meet him,
Watch, Therefore, for ye know,
Neither the Day nor the Hour,
Wherein the Son of Man Cometh"

106.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE HONEYBALL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEBRUARY 19th 1876
AGED 91 YEARS
"So He bringeth them unto the Haven where they ? be"
                                                                     Psalm 30
ALSO OF
MARY HONEYBALL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS AUGUST 20th 1877
AGED 90 YEARS
"He hath Clothed me with Garments of Salvation, He
Hath Covered me with the Robe of Righteousness,
O, that Men would Praise the Lord for his Goodness and
For his Wonderful Works to the Children of Men"

107.   TALL "CELTIC" CROSS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
LOUISA FANNY HONEYBALL
DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK HONEYBALL
OF NEW GARDENS IN THIS PARISH
ALSO OF SOPHIA MARGARET HIS WIFE
BORN 10th OCT. 1850
ENTERED INTO REST 19th OCT. 1916
"In her Life, Adorned with the Ornament of a
Meek and Quiet Spirit which is in the sight
of God of Great [ damaged]"

THE FIVE JELL HEADSTONES ARE CLOSE TO EACH OTHER, CLOSE TO THE CHANCEL
      AND BADLY ERODED

108.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH JELL
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ELIZABETH JELL
IF LINSTED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] DAY
OF JAN. 1792 IN THE
23rd YEAR OF HER AGE
(Eroded Verses)

109.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN JELL
OF THIS PARISH SON OF
JAMES AND ELIZABETH JELL
OF LINSTED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] DAY
OF OCTOBER 1792
IN THE 28th ? YEAR OF HIS AGE
(Eroded Verses)

110.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD JELL
YOUNGEST SON OF JAMES AND
ELIZABETH JELL OF
LINSTED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th
OF MAY 1795 ? IN THE 19th
YEAR OF HIS AGE
(Eroded Verses)

111.   DOUBLE HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES JELL
OF
THIS PARISH YEOMAN 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th? DAY OF MARCH
1796
AGED 69? YEARS
SACRED
 TO THE MEMORY OF
 ELIZABETH
 WIFE OF
JAMES JELL
 WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
 THE 15th DAY OF MAY 1805
 AGED 73 YEARS

 Canterbury Court Will Dated 27th February 1795
James Jell of Lynsted, Yeoman.
Appoints brother, William of Smarden and nephew, Joseph Jell of Great Chart, executors.
   To them, £340, upon trust, to place out at interest in Public Funds or Real Estate and pay the interest to his wife Elizabeth, for life. After her death, the trust money to his son Richard. The sum of £340 to be over and above the sums of £176 13s 4d and £283 6s 8d in a certain bond made previous to his marriage with Elizabeth, dated 23rd December 1763; interest from the sums to his wife, for life, over and above the further sum of £200 in conditions of the same bond, his wife is entitled to this for her own use, altogether this amounts to £1,000.
   To daughter Mary Jell, £500, also £443 6s 8d, to be paid after the death of his wife, this is in addition to any sum Mary or her children may be entitled to under the same bond.
   To his faithful servant, John Osborne, an annuity of 50 shillings, for life; to his wife and daughter, Mary, £10 each for mourning.
   Residue of money, goods, chattels, lease of farms and lands, farming and grazing business, corn, cattle, farm tackle, personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs and legacies and annuity, to son Richard.
   His house in Teynham, occupied by Joseph King and John Leonard, and all other houses and lands to son Richard, for ever.
   Witnesses: Henry Wanstall, Walter Whitehead and James Tappenden
  
Proved 18th May 1796, value of goods, chattels and credits less than £5,000

Canterbury Court Will Dated 18th December 1801
Elizabeth Jell of Rainham, Widow.
Her debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To her two brothers, Richard and Adam Ruck,£400, upon trust, after his wife's death, they are to invest the money at interest in Public or Private securities, at their discretion, and to give Thomas Gascoyne of Bapchild, Farmer, husband of her daughter, Ann, first offer of taking the £400 at interest, he giving security to her trustees, the interest to be paid to Ann, for her lifetime.
   After her death, then upon trust, to transfer the £400 or stock purchased, to Ann daughter of Thomas and Ann Gascoyne, at 21 years of age or day of marriage.
   If she dies before she is 21 or married, then the £400 to her siblings ?, equally shared at 21 years of age.
   Also to trustees, in trust, another £400 to invest as before, and to give William Dodd of Rainham, Farmer, who has married her daughter, Elizabeth, the first offer of taking the £400 at interest and pay the interest to his wife, Elizabeth Dodd, the interest for life. After the death of daughter, Elizabeth, the £400 or stock purchased, to be transferred to grand daughters, Elizabeth and Ann Dodd, at 21 years, equally divided.
   To Joseph Jell of Great Chart, Farmer £20.
   Rest and Residue, real and personal, (subject to the payment of 1/3 of an annuity of £2 10s, under the will of her late husband, James Jell, given to John Osborne, for life), to daughter, Mary Jell.
   Appoints brothers, Richard and Adam Ruck and daughter Mary Jell, executors.
   Witnesses: John Finch of Rainham and John Edmed, Attorney of Newington.
   Proved 27th July 1805, value of goods, chattels and credits less than £3,500 Power reserved to Richard and Adam Ruck.

Elizabeth Jell was first married to John Packman at Hartlip in 1755, and her daughters , Elizabeth and Ann were born of that marriage, hence, they are not mentioned in her late husband, James Jell's will.

112.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JELL
LATE OF THE PARISH OF
TEYNHAM
DAUGHTER AND ONLY SURVIVING CHILD
OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH JELL
OBIT 18th MAY 1810
AGED 39 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 31st January 1810
Mary Jell, Spinster of Lewisham.
She has £1,200 in the hands of John Chalk of Queenborough, Glazier, secured to her by his bond and the further sum of £500 in the hands of her brother, Joseph Jell of Chart, Farmer, secured to her by his bond, also to restrain money in the 4% and 5% annuities of the Bank of England and to other personal estate; she also has an interest in a school business carried on by the Misses Sarah and Mary Ann Natrass in Lewisham, she gives her right, title and interest in the business, to the latter two sisters.
   To her nephews and nieces, Ann, William, George, Richard and Edward Gaskin, children of her sister Ann Gaskin (Gascoyne)of Bapchild, £150 each at 21 years of age or day of marriage.
   To nephews and nieces, Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Sarah. Mary, Ann, Martha, and Edward Dodd, children of her sister Elizabeth of Rainham, £150 each at 21 or day of marriage.
   To Caroline Packman, daughter of Mrs Packman of Newington, Widow, £50 at 21 or day of marriage.
   To Mrs Catherine Holding , now living with Sarah and Mary Natrass in Lewisham, £50.
   To her two sisters, Ann Gaskin, (Gascoyne) and Elizabeth Dodd and James Chalk of Queenborough, Richard Ruck of Gravesend, Gentleman, Miss Elizabeth Edmed of Gravesend and Mary Panton wife of John Panton of Milton, each a ring of 2 guineas value.
   To her sister, (above), all her goods and furniture, plate, linen and clothes, equally shared.
   Residue of estate and effects, after payment of her debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, to James Edmed of Gravesend, Gentleman. Her executors can apply the interest of the legacy money to her nieces and nephews and Catherine Packman, during their minorities, towards their maintenance and education.
   She appoints Richard Ruck and James Edmed, executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Parker, of Lewisham and John Cornell, his Clerk.
   Proved 26th July 1810 Power reserved to Richard Ruck

113.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR PARENTS
WHO HAVE ENTERED INTO REST
ANNIE KEMP
JUNE 2nd 1907 AGED 81 YEARS
WILLIAM KEMP
MAY 23rd 19009 AGED 79 YEARS
"At Evening Time it shall be Light"
AND ALSO OF EMILY KEMP
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ON DEC. 5th 1938
AGED 76 YEARS
INTERRED AT BYFLEET, SURREY

1881 Census
William Kemp, of Greenstreet, Coal Store Keeper
Annie Kemp, Dressmaker
Emily Kemp, School Teacher

TRICE see FROST

114.   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
DANIEL & ELIZABETH WHITE
OF TENTERDEN IN THIS
COUNTY
WHO DIED [    ] OF FEBRUARY
179[8] AGED [21] YEARS

The date is confirmed by a clear foot stone. Daniel White was a Yeoman, his Canterbury Court Will of 1788, mentions daughter, Elizabeth. When his widow dies, his income from land and property to be divided into 5 parts, 1/5 goes to daughter, Elizabeth. I do not know what Elizabeth was doing in Teynham, but she is buried close to the Jells.

 

SECTION F IS THE AREA WEST OF THE FOOTPATH THROUGH THE CHURCHYARD.

115.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN ACTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE FEBRUARY [    ] 1765
AGED 26 YEARS

116.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
SARAH MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BIRD
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1873
AGED 65 YEARS
"But what things were Gain to me,
Those I counted Loss for Christ"

117.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD BISHOP
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1882
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO JOHN WILDISH GOODHEW
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1902
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO ANN
WIFE OF JOHN WILDISH GOODHEW
WHO DIED DECEMBER 18th 1913
AGED 79 YEARS
INTERRED IN CROYDEN CEMETERY, SURREY
ALSO AMELIA GOODHEW
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1883
AGED 15 YEARS

1881 Census, Edward Bishop, of Teynham Street, Agricultural Labourer, father in law of John Goodhew, who is a Brickfield Labourer.

BRENCHLEY see JAQUIER

118.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
WIFE OF CHARLES FISHER
WHO DIED 19th FEB 1898
AGED 56 YEARS
"
"
ALSO ROSE
[          ?          ]
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 24th ? 1905
AGED 23 YEARS
"For Ever with the Lord"
ALSO CHARLES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE EMMA FISHER
WHO DIED DEC 23rd 1909
AGED 80 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

1881 Census, Agricultural Labourer

119.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED FRENCH
DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1870
AGED 13 MONTHS
MARY FANNY FRENCH
DIED AUGUST 27th 1872
AGED 13 YEARS
HER LAST WORDS WERE
"The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away,
And Blesses is his Name"

GOODHEW see BISHOP

120.   HEADSTONE

"BLESSED FOR EVERMORE"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF OUR LOVING PARENTS
JAMES FRENCH
DIED JANY. 29Th 1889 AGED 64
ALSO OF
MARIA FRENCH
DIED OCT. 31st 1888 AGED 62
"They shall Sleep but not Forever,
There will be a Glorious Dawn,
They will have a Bright Awakening,
On the Resurrection Morn,
They shall Sleep but not Forever,
In the Lone and Silent Grave,
Blessed be the Lord that Taketh,
Blessed be the Lord that Gave"

1881 Census, of Greenstreet, Lynstead, Farmer of 60 acres, employing 4 men and 2 boys.

121.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ANNA MARIA JAQUIER
RELICT OF JEAN JAQUIER LATE OF PARIS
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
DAVID AND MARY BRENCHLEY
FORMERLY OF WILLESBOROUGH IN THIS COUNTY
FOR 46 YEARS THE FAITHFUL AND
DEVOTED SERVANT OF THE
DUCHESSE DE NOAILLES
CHATEAU DE MAINTENON, FRANCE
AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE
IN FULL RELIANCE IN THE MERITS
OF HER REDEEMER
BORN OCTOBER 29th 1798
DIED AUGUST 8th ? 1874
"Thou shall come to thy Grave [in a],
Full Age, as a Shock of Corn,
Cometh in his Season"
                                Job 5th Chapter, 6th Verse
THIS TRIBUTE IS PLACED HERE BY
HER GRATEFUL SON GEORGE BRENCHLEY

122.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR MOTHER
EMMA KEELER
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 16th 1908
AGED 88 YEARS
"Gone from our Midst but held in Memory Dear,
In Christ's own Keeping after Failing Breath,
Swiftly the Veiled Angelic Form, drew near,
For in the Midst of Life we are in Death"

1881 Census, of Greenstreet, Lynstead, Laundress

123.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA LAVARS
WHO PASSED AWAY
APRIL 17th 1884
AGED 1? YEAR [                     ]
(Eroded Verses)

124.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
[          ?        WIFE OF?]
WILLIAM LAVARS
[WHO DIED ] THE 28th 1887
AGED [3]4 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LAVARS
WHO DIED JULY 7th 1888
AGED 67 YEARS
(Eroded Verse)

1881 Census, of Greenstreet, Greenwich Pensioner

125.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY CHARLOTTE DILNUTT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HARRY JOHN LAVARS
SHE PASSED AWAY
JANUARY 1st 1889 AGED 28 YEARS
"Waiting her Summons to the Sky,
Content to Live but not Afraid to Die,
Be ye also Prepared for ye Know not the Hour,
When the Son of God shall Call you"
ALSO
PERCIVAL JOHN
INFANT SON OF [THE ABOVE ?]
[                             ] 1890
[AGED 1 YEAR?]

126.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ANNIE JANE LAVARS
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 24th 1898
AGED 7 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"Day by Day, we all do Miss her,
Words would Fail our Love to tell,
But in Heaven, we Hope to Meet her,
Ever more with her to Dwell"

127.   HEADSTONE, IVY COVERED

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
FREDERICK DANIEL LUCKETT
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JUNE 14th 1883
AGED 29 YEARS
"He hath Clothed me in a Garment
of Salvation"
ALSO
GEORGEINA MINNIE LUCKETT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 17th 1866
AGED 23 YEARS, 9 MONTHS
"Her End was Peace"

1881 Census, Frederick Luckett, of Teynham Street, Journey Man Shipwright, son of Daniel, an Agricultural Labourer

128.   HEADSTONE

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF WILLIAM POPE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF NOVEMBER 1797
AGED 43 ? YEARS
HAD 3 SONS & 1 DAUGHTER
ALSO
THE ABOVE WILLIAM POPE
WHO DIED APRIL [    ] 1839
AGED 80? YEARS

129.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
FLORENCE KATE
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND ANN POYSDEN
WHO DIED JUNE 8th 1887
AGED 15 YEARS
"For if we Believe that Jesus died and Rose again, even,
Them, also, which Sleepeth in Jesus will God bring with Him"
ERECTED BY THE TEACHERS AND SCHOLARS OF TEYNHAM CHURCH
SUNDAY SCHOOL

Florence Poysden was murdered by Charles Walter, aged about 25, who had lodged with the Poysdens for about 3 years. Walter was a Farm Labourer and worked for the Roper family; George Poysden was the Farm Bailiff. It seems that Walter had an infatuation with Florence and had made advances towards her, which she naturally, rejected. On the morning of her death, Florence took some medicine to Walter in his room, when she entered the room he drew out a razor from beneath his pillow and cut her throat, severing her windpipe. He then inflicted a superficial wound on his own throat. Some how Florence managed to reach her mother in the garden and died in her arms.
   Walter came down to the parents and tried to shake hands with them.
   At his trial, evidence was given by a Senior Doctor from the Barming Insane Asylum, who found that his mental state made him unable to understand the proceedings and therefore he was unfit to stand trial, through reason of insanity.
   The Judge ordered Walter to be detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure; I presume he was held at the Broadmoor Hospital for the criminally insane?

130.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN ROSSITER
OF THIS PARISH
AND FORMERLY OF MILTON
DIED JANUARY 11th 1882
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN ROSSITER
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1900
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881 Census, of Frognal Cottages, Manager of Brickworks

131.   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
THOMAS TAYLOR
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE [    ] OF MAY 18[31]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS TAYLOR
WHO DIED THE [30th OF JANUARY] 1855
AGED [   ]4 YEARS

Canterbury Court Will Dated 4th December 1854
Thomas Taylor, of Teynham, Labourer.
Appoints William Elvy of Tunstall, Yeoman and brother, William Taylor, executors.
   To brother in law, John Jarrett, £50; to nephew, George Jarrett, £25; to nephew Thomas Taylor, £10; to niece, Harriett Jarrett, £10; to nephew, John Jarrett, 19 guineas; to Mary Town, wife of William Town, 19 guineas; to William Town, £10; to nephew, Elias Jarrett, £10; to nephew, William Jarrett, £10; to niece, Frances Akhurst, late Frances Jarrett, £10; to nephew, Thomas Jarrett, £10; to nephew, George Jarrett, £10.
   Household furniture and effects to Kate Elizabeth Town and Mary Wyles, equally shared between them and his executors. To his executors, the residue of his personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs.
   Signs will with mark X
  
Witnesses: W. Elvy and Joseph West.
   Proved 22nd May 1855, value of goods, chattels and credits, less than £300
Power reserved to William Taylor. Confirms date of death 30th January 1855

 

WWI and WWI RELATED MONUMENTS

SECTION F   

132.   COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION HEADSTONE

BENJAMIN BLACK
STOKER 1st CLASS R. N.
K3120
H. M. S. BOTHA
8th DECEMBER 1918 AGE 22
"Forever with the Lord,
Gone but not Forgotten"

133.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ERNEST BLACK
SEAMAN
WHO DIED AT CALAIS NOV. 6th 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO BENJAMIN BLACK
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
FIRST CLASS STOKER H. M. S. BOTHA
WHO DIED DECEMBER 8th 1918
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO EDITH BLACK
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1916
AGED 4 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten,
Forever with the Lord"

Benjamin Black died of an unspecified illness.

 

SECTION E

134.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PRIVATE JAMES WILSON BARRETT
LUCAS
3rd BUFFS
DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
JOHN AND MAHALA LUCAS OF TEYNHAM
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT DOVER
SEPTEMBER 5th 1915 AGED 19 YEARS
"The Golden Gates were Opened,
A Gentle Voice said Come,
With Farewells left Unspoken,,
He Calmly entered Home,
Some Day we Hope to Meet Him,
We know not How or When,
And Clasp his Hand in a Better Land,
And Never Part Again"

135.   COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION HEADSTONE

H. B. PARRISH
STOKER 1st CLASS R. N.
C/KX 153621
H. M. S. TENBY
21st OCTOBER 1943 AGE 22
"Dearer to us,
Than Words can Tell,
And Loved so Well"

Herbert Parrish was an Acting Stoker; H. M. S. Tenby was a Minesweeper and was present at the Dieppe Raid, 1942

136.   COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION HEADSTONE

L/8302 PRIVATE
E. RIDLEY
E. KENT REGT. (THE BUFFS)
20th APRIL 1915 AGE 28
"Gone but not Forgotten"

137.   COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION HEADSTONE

1522687 PRIVATE
F. C. RUCK
THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE
REGIMENT
26th FEBRUARY 1941 AGE 29
"In Loving Memory
of my Husband,
who Died for God and Country"
"Rest in Peace"

END

Index of names from gravestones only

ACTON 115
AUSTEN 29, 30

BANKS 51
BARRETT 134
BEACON 87
BING 62
BIRD 116
BISHOP 117
BLACK 132, 133
BRENCHLEY 121
BROADBRIDGE 88
BURGESS 31

CLARK 1, 32
COOPER 89, 90
COUCHMAN 53
CRAFT 71

DAVIES 33
DILNUTT 125
DIXON 2, 56, 72, 73, 74
DUCHESSE DE NOAILLES
    121
DUNSTEL 91

EASON 92

FAIRBEARD 34
FAIRMAN 3, 4, 5, 6, 25
FISHER 118
FLOOD 93
FORSTER 94
FRENCH 119, 120
FRIEND 35, 36
FROGENHALL 7
FROST 75
GASKIN 76
GEORGE 95, 96, 97
GIBBS 98
GILLOW 56, 72
GOODHEW 117
GREEN 37
GREENSTREET 24

HALES 63
HAMBROOK 99, 100, 101,
   102, 103
HARRIS 54
HEARNE 104
HEYWARD 8
HOBBS 38
HODGES 77
HONEYBALL 9, 86, 105, 106, 107

HOOKER 48
HUNT 10

JAMES 52
JAQUIER 121
JARRETT 78
JELL 108, 109, 110,, 111, 112
JONES 11

KATE 129
KEELER 122
KEMP 12, 13, 14, 64, 113
KILLICK 72
LAKE 15, 65
LAVARS 123, 124, 125, 126
LAWRENCE 39
LEWIN 40
LEWIS 79, 80
LUCKETT 127

MARSHALL 16
MAY 17
MITSON 75
MONTRESOR 13

PACKHAM 41
PALMER 18
PAMFLETT 55
PARRISH 135
PEETET 19
PETERS 66
POPE 128
POTTER 81
POYSDEN 129
PRIDEAUX 21

READ 82
RIDLEY 136
ROBERTS 31, 42, 43
ROBINSON 91
ROPER 2, 56, 72
ROSSITER 130
RUMBAALL 40
RUCK 137

 

SANDERS 83
SAWYER 76
SEATH 60
SELBY 20
SHORTT 67
SMART 84
SMITH 22
SPENCER 44
SWINYAR 48

TASSELL 23, 24, 55
TAYLOR 25, 131

TEMPLE 45, 46
TERRY 68, 69
TINDAL 67
TOLHURST 77
TOWN 57, 58
TRICE 75
TRIGG 70
TURNER 47, 85

WEBB 48
WHITE 114

WHITE 49
WHITEHEAD 26, 59, 60, 61
WILDISH 117
WILLIAMS 50
WOOD 86

WREKE 27

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