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General Baptist Burial Ground, Tovil, Maidstone
Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s), with concise wills
with Index of Names
Compiled by D. E. Williams

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Tovil Baptist Burial Ground

The site is generally known as the "Anabaptist" Burial Ground but according to Russell's History of Maidstone, the ground is, correctly, the General Baptist Burial Ground. During the 17th century, the English Anabaptists changed their name to General Baptists because of a "scandal" which affected the German Anabaptists in the 16th century, ( note the inscription on the headstone of the Rev. John Wiche.)
   I would like to express my appreciation for the efforts of M. C. Thomsett and Roger Thornburgh, who originally transcribed these inscriptions in 1979 and 2010.

D. E. Williams,
Borstal, Rochester
9th July 2019

1.   Headstone

In Memory of
ELIZABETH Wife of
RICHARD ALLCHIN of Maidstone
who was born August 27th 1779
died April 19th 1815
leaving issue one Daughter ELIZABETH
For many years she laboured incessantly
for the welfare of others and long previously
to her death was almost precluded
from every enjoyment herself, doubtless,
there is a future state in which suffering
virtue will be amply recompenced
Also in Memory of
the said RICHARD ALLCHIN who died
June 30th 1842 Aged 71 Years
Also of ELIZABETH their Daughter
who died Sept 29th 1828 Aged 20 Years
"He was distinguished by his intelligence and
[                       ] amiable Daughter [      ] the patient
[                       ] of [                                   ]
[                                                              ]
[                                                            ]"

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 4th November 1837
Richard Allchin, Gentleman, late of Maidstone, now of Frittenden
Funeral to be conducted with economy.
   He is indebted to his sister in law, Ann Samson, late Ann Barnett, wife of John Samson of Frittenden, for her kind attention to his late "afflicted" daughter and for promoting his own interests and comfort. She is his housekeeper and her wages are in considerable arrears. He gives her 126 assured on his life in the United Kent Life and Annuity Office, with attached bonuses; she also to have his furniture, plate, linen, books, (except those later mentioned), all debts due and all property, on condition that she pays his debts.
   To his brother in law, Thomas Pine of Maidstone and his wife, Ann, testator's sister, provided they are then living, the Encyclopaedia Parenthesis?, in 45 volumes; Elements of General Knowledge by Henry Heth, B.D., in 2 volumes; Theological Disquisitions by T, Cogan M.D., in 2 volumes; Ethical Questions by the same author, in 1 volume; Dissertations on the Genius and Evidence on Christianity, by A. Gerard, D.D.,in 1 volume; The Criterion of Miracles Examined by Reverend John Douglas in 1 volume;The Divine Authority of the Old and New Testaments by John Leland, M.A.; a series of Popular Essays by Elizabeth Hamilton, in 2 volumes; A Treatise of Political Economy by Jean Baptise Day, in 2 volumes, translated by C.R. Princep, M.A.; The Principles of of Population and Reproduction by John Weyland, Junior F.R.S.; The Being and Attributes of God Demonstrated by Henry Knight A.M., in 1 volume; a volume of miscellaneous tracts by Gilbert Wakefield; Materials for Thinking by W. Burden in 1 volume; Grotius on the Truth of the Christian Religion, in 1 volume; Seneca's Morals, in English, in 1 volume; Sermons on the Truth and Divine Authority of the Christian Religion by James Duchal, M.A., in 1 volume; The Tripos by Thomas Hobbs of Malmesbury, in 1 volume; a quarto volume of Essays, Philosophical, Moral, Historical and Literary by W. Belsham.
   But if Thomas Pine and Ann, his wife are dead, the above volumes to his sister, Ann Samson, to dispose of as she chooses, Ann Samson is his executor.
   Witnesses: William Coleman, John Rumens and Samuel Hayward
  
Proved 5th August 1842, goods, chattels and credits value, less than 300; Ann Samson's surname is spelt Sampson in the probate note.

2.   Headstone

In Memory of
MARY Wife of THOMAS ATKINS
who died 26th of May 1797
Aged 34 Years
Also two children died in their Infancy
left issue one Daughter SALLY
Also the ab[ove n]amed SALLY died the 30th March 1798
Aged 3 Years and 8 Months

3.   Headstone

In Memory of
THOMAS BAILEY
of Maidstone who departed this life
the 9th of February 1814 Aged 66 Years
Also ELIZABETH second Wife of the above
who died the [   ] of December 1810
Aged [59 Years]
[Also SALLY] Wife of
WALTER OT[TA]WAY second Daughter
of the above THOMAS BAILEY who died
the 21st March 1803 [Aged 24 Years]
and CHARLES Son of CHARLES and
ELIZABETH JAMES
who died [   ] March 1808 Aged 3 Years
(Eroded Verses)

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 31st December 1811
Thomas Bailey, of behind Middle Row, King's Town, Maidstone, Cordwainer or Shoe Maker.
   Appoints Thomas Hall, Gardener and Joseph Oliver, Currier and William Burch, Silversmith, all of Maidstone, executors.
   They to pay for his funeral with money from his stock and trade and sell his stock and trade and let his front?, house and shop and receive the rent. With the proceeds from sale of his business and stock and furniture, pay off his mortgage and his debts, receive debts due and and pay his legacies.
   To his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Charles James, the net rents from his front house and shop, for life, executors to pay taxes and repairs of the property.
   To grandson Thomas James, and his children, after his mother's death, the front house and shop, for ever. If his mother dies before he is 21, the executors to hold the property, in trust, for Thomas until he is of age.
   If Thomas dies leaving no children, then the property to his three sisters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Ann James and their children, for ever, but if the latter three die leaving no children, then to his grand daughter, Hephizihah Ottaway, daughter of Walter and Sarah Ottaway and her heirs, for ever, but if she dies leaving no heirs, then to his nephew, Stephen Bailey and his heirs, for ever.
   Also to Hephizihah Ottaway, and her heirs, for ever, his three brick cottages behind or below?, his front house with right of way from the High Street by Mr Burch's house to the river at the bottom of his yard with the use of the public yard and the said cottages. Executors to receive rents from the cottages until she comes of age. If she dies leaving no children, then to his above three James grand daughters. If they die leaving no children, then to nephew, Thomas Bailey and his heirs, for ever.
   To the above three James grand daughters and their children, for ever, his back shop below the last mentioned cottages with his garden adjoining but if they die leaving no children, then to Hepizihah Ottaway, executors to hold this until she is of age. If she dies leaving no children, then to nephew, Thomas Bailey and his heirs for ever.
   To his daughter, Elizabeth James, Walter Ottaway and nephew Thomas Bailey, 10 each.
   To his executors, 1 guinea each for their trouble.
   Witnesses: Thomas Johnson, John Mackellan and George Ransley.
   Proved 16th May 1814, goods, chattels and credits value under 800

4.   Headstone

In Memory of
JOHN BALLARD
who departed this life Sept 25th 1815
Aged 35 Years
Also of
PHOEBE BALLARD
Wife of the above who departed this life
May the 5th 1852 Aged 72 Years
Also ELIZTH BALLARD Daughter of
the above who died Febry 25th 1815
Aged 19 Months
left issue four Sons (viz) JOHN, HENRY
CHARLES
& WILLIAM
Also WILLIAM Son of the above who died
Sept 24th 1822 Aged 11 Years & 5 Months
Also CHARLES third Son of the above
who died Nov 15th 1839 Aged 30 Years
Also JOHN Son of the above
who died July 10th 1863
Aged 58 Years

5.   Double Headstone

Here lyeth the
Body of ALEXANDER BASSOCK
Freemason who departed
this life 10th of June 1702
Aged 83 Years
"Think nothing strong
Death will arrest ye all
my lot today tomorrow
Thine may fall"

Here lyeth also the Body
of SARAH his Wife who died
ye 15th day of February 1703
Aged 72 Years

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th January 1701 (1702)
Alexander Bassock of Maidstone, Freemason.
   To his wife, Sarah, his house, with barn, stable, outhouses, courts, yards, gardens, orchards and parcels of land, hop ground and wood in Tovill Street in Maidstone and East Farleigh, for her lifetime. After her death, to nephew, John Bassock, youngest son of his late brother, Stephen, for ever.
   To his wife, Sarah, the free and moderate use of his household goods, for life, on condition she allows nephew John Bassock to occupy and manage the house at a rent adjudged by five indifferent men, chosen by her and John.
   To brother, William, 10 shillings and to William's two sons, 5 shillings each; to his sisters, Joane Hills and Dorothy Hawkins, 1 shilling each.
   To nephew John Bassock, all household goods, and implements, goods, chattels, cattle, stock, crops, ready money, bills, bonds, mortgages, securities and personal estate; John to be executor and to pay his debts, legacies and funeral costs.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pine, Peter Musgrove and Edward Rose
  
Proved 13th July 1702

6.   Double Headstone

Here lyeth ye Body of Mr EDWARD
BEDWELL
who departed
this life the 26th of October
1716 in the
84th Year of his Age
Here lyeth ye
Body of ELIZ
ABETH
ye Wife of
EDWARD BEDWELL
Senior who
departed this life ye 21st of
February 1708
in ye 77th Year
of her Age

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 26th April 1716
Edward Bedwell of Maidstone, Bricklayer.
Unusually, no religious preamble.
   His hop ground in Deane Street, East Farleigh of about 2 acres, occupied by his son, John, to grandson, Edward, son of John and his lawful issue. In default, to Elizabeth and Jane Bedwell, daughters of his son John and their lawful issue, equally shared, in default then to his own right heirs, for ever.
   He gives and forgives his son in law, Benjamin Barham all debts he owes him; to daughter, Elizabeth Barham, 100.
   To all his grandchildren, alive at his death, 1 gold guinea at 21 years of age.
   To the teacher or preacher of the congregation of which he has been a member or teacher, for each year for 10 years, 40 shillings.
   After his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, the rest and residue of his goods, debts, chattels and personal estate, not already given, to son Edward, who is executor.
   Signs the will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Sarah Evenden, Christopher Fullagar and Samuel Fullagar.
   Proved 27th December 1716

7.   Ledger

Here lyeth the Body of
EDWARD BEDWELL
[      ?      ] who departed this
[life] ye 19th of October
Anno Domini 1728
Aged 59 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 12th October 1728

Edward Bedwell, of Maidstone, Carpenter.

To his wife, Sarah, his household goods, plate, linen, rings and furniture.
The rest and residue of his personal estate and real estate, to his wife, upon trust, she to raise enough money from this to pay 500 to son in law, John Law, pursuant to his marriage contract, payment of testator's debts, legacies and funeral costs.

The remainder of his real and personal estate, to his wife, for life; after her death, to their children, as directed by her will or witnessed deed. In default of such direction, he gives the residue of his estate, after his wife's death, to his children, then living, equally shared. His wife is executor.
To John Smith of Maidstone, 10.

Witnesses: Mary Marten, Elizabeth Ball and John Mason

Proved 3rd March 1728 (1729)

8.   Ledger

Here lieth the Body
of Mrs SARAH BEDWELL
who departed this life [   ] of
December 1755
Aged 81 Years

9.   Headstone

Sacred to the Memory of
STEPHEN BEECHING
who departed this life the 7th June 1791
Aged 32 Years

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 24th February 1791
Stephen Beeching of Maidstone, Silversmith.
Appoints brother, John of Maidstone, Salesman and brother in law, Stephen Link of Linton, Farmer, executors.
   To his wife, Elizabeth, 400; to William Burch, who lives with him, if he is alive, 4 for mourning.
   After payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs, all the rest and residue of goods, chattels, money and securities for money, plate, linen, china and personal estate to his executors, upon trust, to sell that not consisting of money and invest the total in Parliamentary Stocks, the dividends to be paid to his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   After her death or remarriage, then upon trust, the stock to be transferred to his two brothers, John and Thomas, of Tunbridge, Salesman, absolutely...........................
   Witnesses: Edward Pierce and Stephen Lamprey
   Proved 20th February 1792, value of goods, chattels and credits, less than 1,000

10.   Headstone, with Body Stone

To the Memory of
JOHN BEECHING
late of Maidstone who died October 6th 1810
Aged 47 Years
left issue one Son & two Daughters
Also MARY
Wife of the above JOHN BEECHING
who departed this life the 4th of March
1826 Aged 62 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th September 1808
John Beeching of Maidstone, Salesman, Draper and Pawnbroker.
All his debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To his wife, Mary, for life, as long as she remains his widow, his capital brick house, where he lives, in Lower Tovil, with coach house, stables, yard, garden, orchard and land; she to keep it in good repair. After her death or remarriage, the house and land to his brother, Thomas of Tonbridge, Salesman and Draper and his two friends, John Pine of Maidstone, Paper Manufacturer and George Davis of Chatham, Leather Cutter, upon trust.
   His house, shop and warehouse on the north side of High Street, Maidstone, where he carries out his business with William Edmett, to his son John Ebeneezer, for ever.
   But if John dies before he is 21, then to his above trustees, upon trust.
   All his real estate, also to his trustees, upon trust, which when they think fit, will sell, after the death or remarriage of his wife. They to sell his capital house and land at Tovil. In case all his sons die under 21 years of age, they to sell his property in Maidstone High Street.
   He desires that if his son, John Ebeneezer or any other son attain the age of 21, in his or their mother's lifetime, and become entitled to an absolute estate in fee simple to the property in Maidstone High Street, then such son to pay trustees in his mother's lifetime, upon trust, an annuity of 50, this money to come from the property. If it is not paid, his trustees can distrain the property.
   He gives his wife all household goods, furniture, plate, glass, linen, china and effects in his house at Tovil, absolutely.
   To his trustees, 50 each for their troubles.
   All his ready money, securities for money, goods, chattels, stock in trade, book debts, personal estate and effects, subject to certain conditions concerning his partnership.
   Trustees to sell his personal estate not consisting of money, Government or real securities and stand possessed of the proceeds and proceeds from his real estate, upon trust; they to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs. The remainder to be invested in Government securities.
   From time to time they to pay his wife, for life or until her remarriage, an annuity of 400. If she remarries this to be reduced to 200, for life.
   Trustees to pay his children, John, Jane Beeching and Elizabeth Beeching and any other children, then living, 2,000 each at 21 years of age; if any die under that age leaving no lawful issue, their legacy to the residue of his personal estate.
   Compound interest on the 2,000 legacies, after his wife's death, upon trust, to pay it to his children, except John or any other son who is over 21 years and entitled to an absolute estate of his fee simple of the High Street property, they to have 1,500 each at 21?
   His funds to be transferred to his children and any to be born, at 21 years of age. If any die under 21, leaving no lawful issue, then their share to the survivor/survivors, equally shared at 21 years of age. If all his present children and any to be born, die under 21 leaving no lawful issue, trustees to pay dividends on the funds to his wife, for life. After her death, upon trust, to pay income from 1,200 from his personal estate, to his brother in law, Reverend Joseph Dawson of Lyme? Norris, Dorset, Dissenting Minister and Elizabeth his wife, for their joint lives; after their deaths, upon trust, to pay the 1,200 to their child/children, equally shared.
   Remainder of funds, in trust, for benefit of his brother, Thomas.
   His trustees are his executors and with his wife, guardians of his children, while minors.
   He gives his trustees al estates vested in him as trustee or mortgagee..................
   Witnesses: Thomas Wildes, Thomas Stewart Wildes and Edward Wildes
  
Proved 9th March 1811

11.   Headstone, with Body Stone

In Memory of
GEORGE BENTLIF
born Feby 11th 1779 died Feby 4th 1824
and SARAH his Wife
born May 7th 1783 died Novr 30th 1871
also in remembrance
of their deceased children
THOMAS born Septr 20th 1807 died April 26th 1830
WILLIAM born March 20th 1809 died Augt 1st 1842
interred at St Mary's Bermondsey
EMILY Wife of GEORGE BOOTH
born Feby 27th 1821 died Septr 22nd 1847
HENRY born Octr 12th 1810 died Decr 2nd 1847
ALFRED born Feby 25th 1823 died Feby 23rd 1855
and MARY ANN who died in infancy
This Memorial was erected in 1872
by the surviving children of the above
GEORGE & SARAH BENTLIF

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 30th September 1818
George Bentlif the Younger, Shoemaker
Appoints his wife, Sarah and friend, William Edmett of Maidstone, Draper, executors.
He gives his household furniture, plate, linen, china and books to his wife, absolutely.
   His real estate and his share in the business now carried out in partnership with his father, George the Elder; also his interest in the trade carried out in partnership with his brother, John and his interest in two cotton mills at Wilm?, in Derbyshire and Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire; also 400 life insurance in the Pelican Insurance Office, Lombard Street, London and personal estate to William Edmett, upon trust.
   All his debts to be paid and William Edmett to invest money from his property and ready money in real or Government stocks, and permit his wife to receive the interest and an annuity of 60 from his trade in partnership with his father, to support his children, for as long as she remains his widow.
    If she dies or remarries, before his children are 21, the income, above mentioned to their maintenance and education of his children.
   If is wife remarries she will no longer be his executor. When all his children are 21, all his real estate to be sold and the proceeds with the money from his personal estate to be shared equally by them.
   To his executor William Edmett, 10 ?, for his troubles (smudged)
   Witnesses: Edward Jenkings, John Palmer and Sarah Feniss ?

Affidavit 8th May 1824
George Bentlif of Maidstone, Gentleman, father of the deceased, is sworn.
   He was well acquainted with his son's hand writing and after carefully examining the will, he believes the deleted lines and initials, G.B., are in his son's hand, the name crossed out was Daniel Jarman of Boxley, Gentleman; he further states he was present when his son signed the will.
   He found the will among his son's papers and he noted the delineations were the same as now on the paper.
   Proved 26th May 1824

12.   Headstone

In Memory of
MARY Wife of WILLIAM BOORNE
who departed this life May the 22nd
1774 Aged 63 Years
"Redeeming Grace, electing Love
Her Theme below, her song above,
Also ELIZABETH BOORNE second
Wife of the above WILLIAM BOORNE
who departed this life December
the 9th 1825 Aged 94 Years

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 28th November 1825
Elizabeth Boorne, of King Street, Maidstone, Widow.
   She requests to be buried in the Baptist burying ground at Tovil. Funeral costs and debts to be first paid.
   Her property in the hands of her nephew, William Edmett, Draper of Maidstone High Street, being 500, the whole, after her debts are paid, to her niece, Mary Edmett, Spinster, also all her furniture, linen, plate, books and clothes.
   As a small testament of her affection and respect, a ring to the following; nephew, William Edmett and Ann his wife; niece, Mary Beeching, Widow of Tovil; Mr James Stanger, Ironmonger of High Street, Maidstone.
   William Edmett and James Stanger to be executors.
   Witnesses: John Ebeneezer Beeching and Thomas Wilson?
   Proved 29th May 1826, goods, chattels and credits value less than 600

BOOTH see BENTLIF

13.   Headstone

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN BURCH
who departed this life [   ] Sept 1802
Aged 73 Years

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 27th September 1802
John Burch of Maidstone, Coachman.
He is very sick and weak of body.
   His debts to be paid and the whole of his effects to his wife, Susan, for her lifetime; after her death, then shared equally between is children, Susanna, Ann, James, Sarah, William, Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph and his two grandchildren, issue of his deceased son, John.
   Sons James and William are executors.
   Witnesses: John Beeching and Sarah Link
  
Proved 1st September 1803

CARBERRY see PINE

CARBERRY see WOOD

COOPER see LEWIS

14.   Headstone

[In]
Memory of
[EDWARD] DAVIS
who died N[ovember] [ ] [1800]
Aged 2[7] [Years]
also HAN[NAH] [D]AVIS
his Wi[fe] [who] [died]
Octr the [ ] [1811]
[Age]d 36 [Yea]rs

15.   Headstone

Here lyes
the Body of
MARGARET [Wife] of
THO DAWSON
of Maidstone [      ]
She departed this life
Novr 23rd 1728
Aged 22 Years
Also ye Body of
AMOS their Son
Also the Body [of MARGARET]
DAWSON their D[aughter] [Aged]
one Year [                     ]
left issue one [Son
THOMAS DAWSON

16.   Headstone

In Memory of MARY
Wife of ISAAC DAWSON
who died 10th Decbr 1753
Aged 27 Years
Also SARAH their Daught
Aged 1 Year

17.   Headstone

Sacred
to the Memory of SAMUEL DAWSON
who died Decr 23rd
1785 Aged 24 Years
Also ELIZABETH DAWSON
who died Octr 23rd 1786 Aged 26 Years
Likewise THOMAS DAWSON
who died Jany 13th 1789 Aged 40 Years
Also ELIZABETH Wife of the Revd J. DAWSON
who died November 12th 1815 Aged 51 Years
Sons and Daughters of
Mr ISAAC DAWSON
Likewise the above Revd JOSEPH DAWSON
Son of the aforesaid Mr ISAAC DAWSON
who departed this life October the [   ]
1825 Aged 66 Years

18.   Headstone

To the Memory
of
REBECCA Wife of ROBERT DAWSON
who departed this life March 24th
1803 Aged 63 Years
"Wife so lovely to my Soul was and is not,
Time must end with me before I forget her"

19.   Headstone

In Memory of
JANE Wife of
ISAAC DAWSON
who died August 14th 1806
Aged 79 Years
Also of the above ISAAC DAWSON
who died July 28th 1814
Aged Ninety Two Years

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd July 1814
Isaac Dawson of Maidstone, Gentleman.
   To his good friends, William Edmett of Maidstone, Linen Draper and George Bentlif the Younger of Maidstone, Cordwainer, his money owing to him by his son, Joseph of Lime, Dorset; also the securities Joseph owes him, upon trust, to demand the above from his son, Joseph.
   If Joseph or his executors refuse or neglect to pay, within six months of his death, he trustees can sue, arrest, imprison or otherwise, Joseph.
    Trustees to invest the money recovered in real of government stock and pay interest earned to his daughter in law, Elizabeth wife of Joseph, for life, free from any debts or control of her present or future husband.
   After her death, the payments to go to son Joseph, for the support and education of their children, Thomas, Samuel, Joseph and John Clark Dawson.
   After the deaths of both Elizabeth and Joseph, trustees to pay the principal money to the above grandchildren, if any are dead, leaving children, their share to their child/children, equally shared.
   To daughter, Mary Beeching, wife of John Beeching, late of Maidstone, Linen Draper, all money, she or the executors of her late husband owe to testator.
   His furniture, plate, linen, china and other estate and effects, not already given, to be sold, the proceeds to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs, and to pay Elizabeth Hinkins, the servant now living with him, 20, for her good service.
   He gives half the residue of money from the above sale, to daughter Mary Beeching; the other half to his trustees, upon trust? He appoints them executors.
   Witnesses: Charles Mare, Junior, Attorney, Maidstone and William Giles, his Clerk.

20.   Headstone

[Here lieth ye Bod]y
of [        ] DEANE
[                  ] of
the [Parish of] Ash
Son [of] WILL[IAM]
DE[ANE] [of] Ridley
wh[o] [departed]
this [life]
in ye [Year of our]
Lord 1727 in ye
_______Ground Level_______

21.   Headstone

WILLIAM DEANE
of Ridley in Kent died [Ma]y 1st
1734 Aged [68] [Years]
Here lies the B[ody] [of]
SAR[AH] DEANE [Wife of]
WILL DEANE [&] Daughter of [        ]
[          ] of Ridley
[who departed this life] [   ]
Oct in the Year of our Lord
1721 Aged 49 [Years]
[                                      ]

22.   Headstone

Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL EDMETT who died Jan
the 15th 1786 Aged 58 Years
Also SARAH his Wife who died
May the 17th 1781 Aged 47 Years
ELIZH their Daught died Septr
22nd 1783 Aged 9 Years
GEORGE their who Son died
27th Aged 6 Years
Also SARAH their Daught died Febry
the 16th 1792 Aged 20 Years
Also ESTHER their Daughter died
January the 27th 1801 Aged 21 Years
Also MARY their Daughter who died
the 19th of June 1833 Aged 61 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 10th January 1786
Samuel Edmett of Maidstone, Yeoman.
   To son, Thomas and Thomas Dawson of Maidstone, Currier, his house and farm in Biddenden occupied by [       ] Baker, upon trust, to sell the property. They to pay his debts and of surplus that remains, give one fifth to son Thomas, absolutely and the other four fifths, to Thomas Edmett and Thomas Dawson, his trustees, upon trust, for the maintenance and education of his four children, William, Sarah. Mary and Hester or for putting them out apprentice, as they think fit.
   After payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, he gives the four fifths, (above) and remainder of goods, chattels, furniture, effects and personal estate to his trustees, upon trust, the residue of his personal estate to son Thomas and the above one fifth, absolutely.
   His trustees are also his executors and guardians of his minor children................................
   Witnesses: Stephen Lamprey, George Thomson and Sarah?
   Proved 19th July 1786

23.   Headstone

In Memory of
WILLIAM EDMETT
of Maidstone                 
who died April 8th 1845
Aged 75 Years
THOMAS CLARK EDMETT
[Son of the above]
[who died [       ] 1848]
[Aged 29 Years]
[                 ED]METT
[                              ]
[                 ED]METT

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 19th March 1845
William Edmett of Maidstone, Draper.
   He lately made an arrangement with his sons, George and Thomas Clark Edmett for the dissolution of the partnership he conducted with them.
He is to pay son George, all sums of money exclusive of interest, this has been paid.
He has been paid on account of the stock in trade, credits and effects he brought into the business.
He is to pay sons George and Thomas, 700, they are now equal partners in the business.
They are to pay him an annuity of 130 for life and an annuity of 100 for his wife, Ann, after his death, for life.
    He has given son George, a note for the 700, which states he pays interest at 4% if the 700 is not paid during his lifetime. The 700 to be paid first from his estate.
Household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china to his wife, Ann.
To his sons, all estate vested in him as trustee or mortgagee any money due from these to the residue of his estate.
His debts to be paid and funeral and probates costs.
Rest and residue to sons, George and Thomas and wife Ann,upon trust, to invest on Government or real securities.
   All or part of his real estate to be sold and proceeds invested, as above, upon trust, dividends to be paid to his wife, free from interference of any future husband.
   Residue to his sons, equally shared; his wife and sons are executors..........................................
   Witnesses: J.V. Stephens, Solicitor, Maidstone and John Barnaby, his Clerk
   Proved 19th May 1845

24.   Headstone with Body Stone

In Memory of
THOS ELGAR Junior (late) of Maidstone
who departed this life December ye 26th 1755
Aged 27 Years
Here also lieth the Body of THOS ELGAR
Senior he departed this life August ye 3rd 1763
Aged 71 Years
Left issue 3 Sons, 2 Daughters

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 10th August 1762
Thomas Elgar of Maidstone, Grocer.
Desires to be buried in the "churchyard at Maidstone"?
   To his executors, 600 capital stock in the 3% Bank Annuities of 1759, upon trust, for the three children of his daughter, Ann Perran by Andrew Perran, equally divided at 21 years of age.
   The interest from the stock to their parents during their minority, towards their maintenance and education. If all the children die under 21, their parents to receive the interest for life.
   After their deaths the 600 goes to his son, John, if living, but if he is dead, then to son, Robert, if he is dead, then to remain with his executor.
To son, Robert, 700 stock in the 4% Bank Annuities, of 1762
To son, John and his wife, Sarah, 50.
To David Sales and Mary, his wife, 50
To John Wiche, Dissenting Minister of Maidstone, 50.
To son, William, his dwelling house in Week Street, Maidstone, for ever.
   All money, securities for money, goods, chattels and personal estate, except that already given, to son, William, subject to payment of his debts. Son William is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Waterman, Fra Lewis and Samuel Eastchurch
  
Proved 12th May 1764

25.   Headstone with Body Stone

Sacred
to the Memory of
EMILY ELGAR Daughter of
WILLIAM & MARY ELGAR
of this Parish
who died August 11th 1808
Aged 2 Years , 6 Weeks & 5 Days
Also WILLIAM ELGAR Son of the above named
WILLIAM & MARY ELGAR
who died Septr 27th 1810
Aged 10 Years
7 Months & 22 Days
Also the above named
MARY ELGAR
who died April 1st 1813 Aged 37 Years

26.   Headstone

In Memory
of ELIZABETH the
dearly beloved Wife of
JOHN FAULKNER of East
Farleigh who lived together
in love and unity 46 Years
She died April [   ] 1765
Aged 75 Years
Also JOHN FAULKNER died
Febry 8th 1772 Aged 77 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 16th January 1766
John Faulkner, of East Farleigh, Farmer.
   To his daughter, Mary, wife of Joseph Creasy of Tunbridge, his best bed and bed clothes and furniture, also a ? lead cistern.
   To grandchildren, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, William and Sarah Knowlden, children of Benjamin Knowlden by his late daughter, Elizabeth; his 5 volumes of Mr Honey's, Exposition of the Bible, and to grandson, William Knowlden, his silver, ? watch at 15 years of age.
   To his executors, for their trouble, 5 each and to Benjamin Knowlden, 3 guineas.
   After his debts, legacies, funeral and probate costs are paid, the rest and residue of household goods, furniture, stock, cattle, chattels, book debts, bills, bonds, mortgages, money in Public Funds, other securities, and personal estate, all to be sold and the proceeds, together with ready money, to be equally divided. Half the total to his daughter, Mary and the other half to friends, Thomas Link of Linton, upon trust, to place out at interest in Government or other good securities. The interest to the benefit of his Knowlden grandchildren, equally shared at 21 years of age.
   Joseph Creasy and Thomas Link are executors.
   Witnesses: Nathaniel Rachel and John Roffe

Codicil 13th May 1769
To grandson, William Knowlden, his great bible.
No witnesses.

Codicil 14th June 1771
To daughter, Mary, his writing desk, with drawers.
No witnesses.
Proved 10th March 1772

27.  Headstone

In Memory
of
STEPHEN FRENCH
of this Parish
who departed this life
November 17th [1814]
Aged 54 Years
Left issue two Sons and one Daughter
Viz ELIZABETH, WILLIAM & STEPHEN
Also ELIZABETH his Wife
who died November 8th 1818
Aged 64 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 21st October 1814
Stephen French of Maidstone, Ironmonger.
He is in a weak state of body.
   To John Stunt of Gillingham, Gentleman and John Tonge of Sittingbourne, Gentleman, his executors, all is real and personal estate, upon trust, for the benefit of his present wife, Elizabeth and her three children, Elizabeth, William and Stephen, to be divided and placed out at interest, at the discretion of his executors, with the consent of his wife.
   Witnesses: Stephen Lamprey, Walter Rowles and John Brown
  
Proved 20th December 1814

GEORGE see GROSVENOR

GIBSON see PINE

28.   Double Headstone  (Only Left Side survives)

Her
lies [ye]
Body [of]
JANE [GRIGSON]
Daugh[ter] [of]
BENJAM[IN] [GRIGSON] [and]
CON[STANCE] [                    ]
[                                   ]
[                                   ]
[                                  ]
[                                   ]
Daughter of BENJ
GRIGSON
& CONSTANCE
[his] Wife departed
this life ye 2nd of May
1712 Aged 3 Years
and 6 Months
JOHN GRIGSON Son
of BENJAMIN
GRIGSON
& CONSTANCE
his Wife departed
this life ye 24th of
March 1712
Illegible

29.   Headstone

In
Memory of
ROBERT only Son
of WILLM & MARY GROSVENOR
of St Michael's Parish, Cornhill, London
who died Oct 9th 1776
Aged 7 Years
Also of LYDIA GEORGE
born May 19th 1748
died May 13th 1834
Aged 86 Years

GROSVENOR see WICHE

30.   Headstone

In a Vault
in front of this stone
are deposited the Remains
of Mrs MARY HAWKINS
Wife of Mr GEORGE HAWKINS
(of Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone)
who departed this life Decr 28th 1812
Aged 39 Years
Also of SOPHIA their Daughter
Aged 8 Years
SAMUEL READER & EBENEEZER 2 Sons
who died in their infancy

31.  Ledger

In Memory of
ANNE HAYWOOD Wife of
CHARLES WIDGEON HAYWOOD Esq
late of Tovil died 5th January 1864
Aged 43 Years
Also
ELIZABETH AMY HAYWOOD
Widow of CHARLES GARNELLS HAYWOOD
who died August 15th 1864
Aged 83 Years

HAYWOOD see WIDGEON

JAMES see BAILEY

32.   Headstone

In Memory of ELIZ
Wife of BENJAMIN KNOWLDEN
who died July 7th 1762
Aged 33 Years
Also two children died in their infancy
Left surviving one Son and four Daughs
WILLM., MARY, ELIZAH, MARTHA and SARAH
Also MARY KNOWLDEN died
Febry 29th 1774 Aged 21 Years
likewise the said BENJAMIN KNOWLDEN
who died November the 8th 1776 Aged 50 Years
Also ANNA his Daugher by ANNA his second
Wife died Octbr 20th 1779 Aged 14 Years

33.   Ledger

Here lieth the Body of
Mrs ELIZ LAW Relict
of Mr JOHN LAW, Junr
late of Faversham, Dec
who departed this life
ye 22nd of Feb 1741
Aged 44 Years

34.   Ledger on Chest Tomb

Here rest the Remains of
ISRAEL LEWIS of Hampstead
who died Decr 28th 1820 Aged 72
ROBERT LEWIS
of Longcroft near Tring
who died Sept 13th 1827 Aged 67
Mrs ELIZABETH STORKE
COOPER
who died July 28th 1818 Aged 75
and their Nephew
JAMES COOPER
who died May 24th 1820 Aged 27
Also in Memory of
LEWIS COOPER
who quitted this world
on the 28th day of October
in the Year 1842
at the Age of 66
and of MATILDA his Wife
who died at Hampstead
on June 17th 1854 Aged 73
likewise of EMILY COOPER
their Daughter
who died Septr 10th 1877 Aged 75

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th December 1805
Israel Lewis of Hampstead, Esquire.
   To his brother Leyson, his manor and farm called Gallants, land and woods in East and West Farleigh, late in occupation of William Randall and Widow Beale?, for his lifetime; after his death, to nephews, Leyson Lewis and Isaac Harris Lewes, sons of his brother, Leyson, equally shared, for ever.
   If either die in the lifetime of his brother, leaving no lawful issue, then his share to the survivor; if both died before they can inherit, then to their father, Leyson.
   His house in Stone Street, Maidstone, occupied by Sir John Bishop and others to his brother, Leyson, for ever.
   To his brother, Robert his wood called ?????? and Mentlow Wood?, in Withecombe and Bishop's Cleave and all his property in Grettenham, Gloucestershire, for his lifetime; after his death, then to his children, equally shared.
If Robert leaves no lawful heirs, then to nephew, Isaac Harris Lewis, for ever.
   His freehold house and premises in Week Street, Maidstone, occupied by his sister, Jane Cooper, wife of Thomas Cooper, for life; after her death, to Thomas Cooper, for life; after his death, to their daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Cooper, equally shared, for ever.
   To his brother David, his half share in an estate at Hammersmith, part freehold, part copyhold, held from the Manor of Fulham, the other half, after the death of his mother Jane, by an indenture dated 25th of April 1774, between Jane Lewis, sister Jane Cooper and Thomas Cooper, testator and David Lewis, which was a marriage settlement of his sister Jane Cooper, to the latter ?
   To brother, Leyson, the house he lives in in Hampstead, upon trust, that Leyson sells the house; proceeds to be part of his personal estate.
   To Leyson and Robert Lewis, and nephews, Lewis and David Cooper, 1,000 stock in Reduced Bank Annuities, upon trust, to pay dividends to Louisa Sawkins, widow of Dansie? Sawkins, for her lifetime. After her death, upon trust, to transfer the stock to her children, as directed by her will, in default, then to her children at 21 years of age, until then the dividends to be used for their maintenance and education.
   To his trustees, 2,000 Consolidated 3% Bank Annuities, upon trust, for Thomas Sawkins the youngest son of Louisa Sawkins, to be transferred to him at 21 years of age.
   To his trustees, 1,000 of the above stock, upon trust, to pay the dividends to Louisa Sawkins, for life; after her death, upon trust, to transfer the principal to her son Thomas at 21 years of age. If he dies under 21, then to his brother David Sawkins, if he dies under 21, then the stock to go into testator's residuary personal estate.
   To his trustees, 3,000 of the same stock, upon trust, to pay dividends to niece, Ann Green, wife of William Green, late Ann Cooper, for her lifetime.
   After her death, the principal to her children, equally shared at 21 years, in meantime interest to their maintenance and education.
   If they all die before they are 21, the 3,000 goes into his residuary personal estate.
   To his trustees, 2,00 3% bank annuities, upon trust, to pay the dividends to his niece, Elizabeth Cooper, for life; after her death, upon trust for the benefit of her children, in default, then as above.
   To his trustees another 2,000 of the same stock, in trust for the benefit of niece Sarah Cooper; after her death, as before.
   To brother George, 200 guineas for a ring, he is so affluent, he to have no more, but his brother's respect and affection.
   To servant Mary Poole, a 20 annuity for life, the desire of his sister, Rebecca Standard, also a 10 annuity for life.
   To Elizabeth Storke Cooper of Hackney, a 100 annuity, for the joint lives of her and Mrs Jefferies of Bath, Widow of late Alderman, Hayley; after the death of either of them, the annuity to cease. On the death of Mrs Jefferies, Mrs Cooper will be entitled to a considerably property.
   To his trustees, 1,000 of the same stock, upon trust, to pay dividends to Mary Shields, for life; after her death, upon trust, to transfer the principal to her children, equally shared, if they all died under 21, then the money goes to his residuary personal estate.
   To the Treasurer of St Thomas's Hospital, of which he is a Governor, 100.
   To the Treasurer of the Presbyterian Meeting of Hampstead, of which, he is now treasurer, 20 per annum during the present lease of the meeting, granted for 21 years by Sir John Hana------?
   He releases and forgives any debt owed to him as treasurer.
   To each of the daughters of Jonathan Stanard, 100.
   To Joseph Stanard, Nathaniel Stanard and the Rev John Stanard, 20 guineas each.
   To David Henry Pugh, Esquire, 20 guineas; to the Rev Barbauld and his wife, 5 guineas each for a ring; to the Rev Hazlett, Rev Eire and Rev Mettuan?, 20 guineas each.
   To servant Mary Hagger 30; to servant, Ann Beamston?, 20; to his two men servants, Thomas Ashby and William Paul, 10 each, if with him at his death.
   To Mrs Yews and Mrs Key, both widows at Hampstead, 10 each.
   To his trustees an annuity of 120 for the term of the life of his brother, David.
   Rest and residue of personal estate to his nephews and nieces, Jane Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis and Phoebe Lewis daughters of Leyson; Lewis Cooper, David Cooper, Leyson Cooper, Robert Cooper, James Cooper and George Cooper, sons of of his sister, Jane, in equal shares at 21 years of age.
   Appoints brothers, Robert and Leyson, executors...........................................

Codicil 20th March 1807
Since making his will he has purchased an half share of 151 Fleet Street, London from his brother George of New York; he gives this to brother, Leyson, for ever, on condition he pays 500 into the residuary of his personal estate. In default he gives it to his executors , in trust, to sell.
   Witnesses: Charles Druce, Jno Warren Paget and Nathaniel Stevens.
   Proved 9th May 1821

Prerogative Curt of Canterbury Will Dated 28th August 1827
Robert Lewis of Tring, Esquire.
   He appoints his nephews, Lewis Cooper of Norwich and Israel Harris Lewis of East Farleigh, executors.
He gives and forgives Lewis Cooper, the near 1,000 debt he owes him. He also forgives Israel Lewis the 500 debt he owes him.
   To nephews Robert Cooper of Maidstone and George Cooper of Reading, 500 each.
To niece, Elizabeth Cooper of Maidstone, 1,000.
To niece, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Seaton of Chatham, 500.
To niece, Elizabeth, wife of Joshua Alder of Ponsborough in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 500.
   He gives, 1,400 and 500 and 20 per annum, part of the Long Annuities belonging to him in the Bank of England and 20 per annum another part of the annuities, to Lewis Cooper and Israel Harris Lewis, upon trust; the 1,400 for the children of his late nephew, David Cooper, seven daughters at 21 years of age or day of marriage if earlier. Interest from the 500, to niece, Phoebe wife of John Hedges of Boughton Monchelsea, for life; after her death, then for her children at 21 years of age ...........................................
   he 20 annuity for his niece, Ann wife of William Green of Tovil, for life; after her death,,to whoever she directs by her will, in default, then under the intestacy rules, except for William Green.
   The other 20 annuity, for his niece, Mary wife of Richard Shields, of Edinburgh, for life; after her death, for whoever she directs in her will, in default then by the laws of intestacy, except her husband.
   To Israel Harris Lewis, his house and farmland , called Long Croft in Tring and Drayton Beauchamp in Buckinghamshire, in his own occupation, part of which is copyhold, the remainder freehold, with live and dead stock, crops and effects, for ever.
   To Benjamin Seaton his half share of the house , 50 Fleet Street, London occupied by Robert Merritt, Hosier, for ever.
   To Robert and George Cooper, his house and land at Hobboston?, in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, for ever, equally shared.
   Rest and residue of real and personal estate, except that vested in him as trustee or mortgagee, to Lewis Cooper and Israel Harris Lewis, equally shared, subject to the payment of his debts,,funeral and probate costs............................................
   Witnesses: H.A. Wildes, Solicitor, Maidstone, George Langridge and William White, his Clerks.
   Proved 26th September 1827

35.   Ledger

Here lieth the Body of
MARY MERCER
of Maidstone who departed
this life 2nd September
1737
Aged 65 Years

36.   Ledger

Here lieth the Body of
JOSEPH MERCER
formerly of Sedlescombe
in Sussex and late of
Maidstone in this County
who departed this life
ye 7th day of February
1737*
Aged 78 Years
"[Thin]k Seriously on Death
[          ] and Eternity"
* 1738

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 25th July 1732
Joseph Mercer of Maidstone, Yeoman.
   His barns, lands, woods and coppice in Westfield, Sussex, called Whitedown, occupied by Nicholas Jemson; the Brooke or piece of measow called the Crabbrooke in Westfield, to his eldest son, Robert, for ever, subject to the payment of 400 to his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of William Browning by a deed under his own hand, the 400 to come from his personal estate.
   To son, Robert, for ever, his house at Westwell, occupied by William Cooper.
   To his son, Thomas, his three pieces of wood or coppice at Brede, Sussex, in his own occupation, for ever.
Also to Thomas, his house, barns and land at Ashford, Harrietsham, Lenham and Hollingbourne which he has by mortgage of John Handfield of Ashford, which has money owing of between 700-800, by reason the interest was not paid; also to Thomas, his house, barns, lands, woods and coppice in Marden, occupied by Widow Addeson, with rents and profits, subject to the payment of 400 by way of a mortgage to his son in law, John Brooke; the 400 to be paid by son Thomas out of the said lands, with interest due, for ever.
   All other houses and lands in Kent , not before given, was settled and conveyed to son Thomas, but for the fuller ratifying the same, he gives it to son Thomas, for ever.
   To son in law, John Brooke, out of his personal estate, after his debts and funeral costs are paid, 300; also 300 to his daughter, Elizabeth Brooke.
   He appoints his two sons, Robert and Thomas, executors and give them the remainder of his personal estate with debts owed to him as mortgage, ready money, goods and chattels, equally shared.
   Son, Robert, was admitted to all his copyhold lands and buildings in the Manor of Battle, in pursuant of the surrender, when testator purchased the same from the heirs of Peter Farrenden, Esquire. He has seen and read the Court Rolls that Peter Farrenden, in or about 1652 surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor, all the copyhold of lands and buildings to the intent that the Lord of the Manor might surrender it back again to Peter Farrenden and his heirs with liberty for them to take down any building and cut any timber and to let any lease for any number of years.
   Witnesses: Robert Beale, Thomas Elgar and John French.

Codicil 30th January 1736 (1737)
To sons Thomas and Robert, an extra 378 12s 4d due to him from the Government on a bill, for that sum or near, which is a Navy Bill, in the hands of Thomas.
   Witnesses: Robert Beale, Ann Goff and Samuel Fullagar
  
Proved 28th February 1736 (1737)

Note in margin, 7th August 1767
Will not administered by sons, Robert and Thomas; administration granted to Susanna Dowding, then not administered by Thomas Mercer's widow, Sarah, who died intestate.

Note in margin, 27th November 1815
Will was not administered by sons Robert and Thomas or Susanna Chapman. Administration granted to Francis Stedman, administrator of the estate of Thomas Mercer, whose widow, Sarah, died intestate.

37.   Ledger

Here lyeth the Body of
Mr
THOMAS MERCER
late of Maidstone
who departed this life
the 22nd of July 1744
Aged 41 Years
Also here lyeth the Body of
Mrs SARAH late Wife
to the above said Mr THOS MERCER
who departed this life
the 19th of April 1752
Aged 49 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 22nd November 1743
Thomas Mercer, of Maidstone, Gentleman.
   To his wife, Sarah, all his farms and lands in Marden, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham and Ashford, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   fter her death or remarriage, then the above to his daughter, Susanna Mercer, for ever but if she dies before she is 21, then to Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Susanna Mercer, children of his late brother, Robert; also to Elizabeth Watson and Susanna Bobbs, daughters of his brother in law, John Brook and to Susanna Browning and Hannah Browning, daughters of his sister, Elizabeth Browning, for ever, equally shared.
   To his daughter, Susanna, his farms and land in Northfleet, Tonbridge and Allhallows in the Hundred of Hoo; also woodland in Brede, Sussex, for ever but if she dies under 21 years of age, the property in Tonbridge to Andrew Robbins of Ludgate Hill, London, Laceman, for life. After his death, then to Mary and and Susanna Mercer, daughters of is late brother, Robert, for ever, equally shared.
   All his lands and buildings in Allhallows to his wife, Sarah, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   All his lands and buildings in in Northfleet, Brede and Allhallows, (after his wife's death), to the above, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Susanna Mercer, Elizabeth Watson, Susanna Bobbs, Susanna Browning and Hannah Browning, for ever, equally shared.
   If his personal estate is insufficient to pay his debts, legacies and funeral costs, then the lands above to be held in trust by John Brook and Andrew Robbins and sold to raise the money, land at Allhallows to be first one to be sold.
   His wife to have rents from the lands remaining unsold during the minority of his daughter, if she lives so long and remains his widow.
   If his wife dies or remarries, during this time, he appoints John Brook and Andrew Robbins, trustees and guardians for his daughter and to receive the income from the estate. He gives them 20 each.
   Rest and residue of money, securities for money, household goods, plate, implements, goods, chattels and personal estate, after his debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife; she is his executor.
   Witnesses: John Rawlings, Samuel Jemmett and Samuel Eastchurch
  
Proved 26th March 1745

38.   Ledger

Here lieth [the Body] of
MARY [M]OORE [the] Wife
of W[ILLIAM?] [MOORE] Daughter
[                                    ]
LE[                           ] MARY
WRIGHT
[                         ]
[                                 ]

TTAWAY see BAILEY

39.   Headstone

Here
lieth ye Body of
DAVID PAIN Son of
[JOHN ?] PA]IN of Ha[     ]
[who] [d]eparted this life
[                     ] ye 20th 17[35]?
in the 51st Year of his Age

(I am assuming this is the right man ?)
Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 5th April 1720
David Payne of Loose, Fuller.
   To his father, John and mother, Joane, his now wife, for their lives, the interest and produce of his personal estate, after his debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid.
   The proceeds of his personal estate, (after parent's deaths?), to brother, Thomas, sister, Elizabeth, Widow, John Paine, sister Martha, now wife of John Frid, sisters Margaret and Anne, equally shared.
   To John Smith, 2 guineas for preaching his funeral sermon and attending him to the grave.
   He desires to be buried at the burial place in Tovil, in Maidstone.
   To his brother, Thomas, 10 from his personal estate in consideration of his taking up the ? and executor of his will with his father, John Paine.
   He appoints his father, John and brother, Thomas, executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Hinton, the mark of John? Morley?, and   ?   ?

40.   Ledger

[Here lyeth ye Body of]
THOMAS PENWELL
of Maidstone, Grocer
who departed this life
[      ] Oc[tober]
Anno Domini [1705]
[ Aged 42 Years]

41.   Headstone

In Memory
of
CATHERINE Wife of
JOHN PILLOW
who died April 27th 1818
Aged 69 Years
Also the above
JOHN PILLOW
who died Octr 3rd 1836
Aged 87 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 25th March 1815
John Pillow, of Maidstone, Gentleman.
   All his real estate to his wife, Catherine, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then to his son, John, now assistant to William Moss of Canterbury, Builder, son in law, John Wilson of East Farleigh, Miller and Edward Pillow, a Lieutenant in H.M. Navy, upon trust, to, when they think proper, to sell. They to take their expenses from the proceeds and equally divide the residue between his son, John and daughters, Sarah, wife of John Wilson and Mary Ann, wife of Edward Pillow, after the death or remarriage of his wife.
   If any of his children die before they can inherit, then their share will be divided among their children, at 21 years of age. If any of his children die leaving no children, their share to the survivors.
   All his personal estate to son, John, John Wilson and Edward Pillow, upon trust, to convert into money and, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to pay interest earned on the residue of the money to his wife, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then upon trust, to pay the principal, equally shared to his children and their children.
   He appoints his son and daughters his executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Wildes, Thomas Stewart Wildes and George Shaw.
   Proved 21st November 1839. Power reserved to John Pillow and Mary Ann Pillow, widow of Edward.

42.   Headstone

[Here lieth
the Body
of SIMON PYNE
who departed
this life the 28th
of October in
the yeare
of our Lord 1681
being Aged 47
Years two
Months and 12
Dayes leaving
issue JOHN, THOMAS,
ARTHOR, MARY
and HANNA

43.   Headstone

[                          ]
THOMAS PINE
died Jan [28th ] 1763 Aged 60 Years
MARY Widow of THOMAS PINE
died March 18th 1788 Aged 82 Years
JORDAN Son of T & M PINE
died 1747 Aged 1 Year
JAMES Son of T & M PINE
died August 1748 Aged 17 Years
SARAH Daughter of T & M PINE
died Jan 31st 1754 Aged 4 Years
ELIZABETH Daughter of T & M PINE
and Wife of the Revd Mr JOHN WICHE
died Apr 16th 1766 Aged 30 Years
JOHN Son of T & M PINE died Apr 16th
[1789] [Aged] 48 Years
Also [ELIZAB]ETH Wife of the above
JOH[N] [PIN]E died Apr the 12th 1796
Aged 51 Years

44.   Headstone

In Memory of
ELIZABETH Wife of SIMON PINE
who departed this life 19th day
of September 1782 Aged 6[8] Years
Also to the Memory of the above
SIMON PINE who departed this
life the 25th Feby [1789] [Aged 75 Years]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 11th July 1786
Simon Pine of Maidstone, Gentleman.
   To his daughter, Elizabeth Pine, use of his household furniture and books, as she chooses, for life; after her death, then to son Thomas.
   Also to Elizabeth, his house, farm and land at Smarden, occupied by Thomas Fleet and Philip Savage, for her lifetime; after her death, to son Thomas and daughter, Mary Pine and their heirs, for ever, equally shared. To daughter, Mary, 50.
   To son, Simon, an annuity of 7 shillings per week, for life, to be paid to him by brother Thomas from rents of such real and personal estate to be given to Thomas. After Simon's death, son Thomas to pay from the real and personal estate, 100 to daughter, Mary.
   Son Thomas is executor.
   Real and personal estate, after payment of his debts, legacies; residue of ready money, securities for money, plate, household goods, chattels, effects to son Thomas, subject to payment of the annuity to Simon and 100 to Mary.
   Witnesses: Jno. Roffe, Mary Field and Thomas Wilmott.
   Proved 13th August 1789

45.   Headstone

In Memory
of
ELIZABETH PINE
Daughter of
JOHN & ELIZABETH PINE
who departed this life July 16th
1793 Aged 17 Years
Also of MARY PINE
Sister of the above
ELIZABETH PINE
who died December 28th 1839
Aged [56] [Years]
Also of ANN PINE Sister of
ELIZABETH & MARY PINE
who die[d] [January] [   ] [1849]
[Aged] [71] [Years]
Also [                          ]
b[                         ]
[                           ]
who [                        ]
[                                   ]

46.   Headstone

In Memory of
HARRIOT
Daughter of EDWARD and
MARY PINE of Otham
who died November 19th 1798
Aged 28 Years
"Her life, tho' painful was to others dear,
her early death has left a loss severe"
Also SARAH their Daughter died
May 14th 1804 Aged 28 Years
"She too, alas, from friends is torn away,
to join her valu'd sister's mould'ring clay,
the selfsame gloomy path her feet have trod,
while we both lament, they rest in peace with God"

47.   Headstone

[                                ]
THOMAS JORDAN PINE
born Octbr 9th 1733
died Decbr 17th 1805
Aged 72 Years
"Pure Religion and undefiled befor[e] [God]
and the Father is this to visit the Fat[herless]
and Widows in their affliction and t[o] [keep]
oneself unspotted from the wor[ld]"
Also THOMAS PINE Son o[f]
the late JOHN PINE of Tov[il]
born Septr 2nd 1808
died Novr 20th 1833 Aged 25 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 28th October 1796
Thomas Pine of Maidstone, Stationer.
   To his friend, Benjamin Chilley of Rochester, Gentleman and his nephews, John Pine of Tovil, Paper Maker and Thomas Pine of Maidstone, Stationer, sons of his late brother, John Pine of Tovil, Paper Maker, his house and garden at Reyne ? Cross, Maidstone and all his real and personal estate, upon trust. They to sell but if they think fit, any part of it should be retained by the family, this to be valued by by a competent person and the value as well as money raised by sale to be part of his personal estate.
   To his niece, Mary Evans, daughter of Reverend John Wiche, late of Maidstone, ans wife of Reverend John Evans of Mile End, London, 100.
   To niece, Jane Wiche, sister of Mary Evans, 100.
   To nephew, Thomas Wiche, brother of the above, 100.
   To nephew, James Pine and his sisters, Elizabeth Burton, ???? Pine, Sarah and Mary Pine, children of his brother, Edward Pine, 10 each.
   To nephew, William Limby Grosvenor, son of his sister, Mary wife of William Limby Grosvenor the Elder, 10.
   To his brother, Edward and sister Mary Grosvenor, 20 each.
   To his servant, Lydia George, 10.
   To friend Benjamin Chilley, 5.
   After payment of his debts, funeral, probate costs and legacies, the rest and residue to nephews, John Pine, Thomas Pine and Benjamin Chilley Pine and niece, Mary Pine, children of his late brother, John, equally shared..
   He appoints, Benjamin Chilley and nephews, John and Thomas Pine, executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Paris, Senior, Thomas Paris, Junior and Thomas Alexander.
   Proved 29th April 1806

48.   Headstone

In Memory
of
ANN PINE third Daughter of
the late JOHN PINE of Tovil
who died the 13th of February 1826
Aged 21 Years
Also of
ELIZABETH JANE PINE
eldest Daughter of
BENJAMIN CHILLEY PINE
of Maidstone who died 31st August
1826 Aged 16 Years
"The wintry Blast of Death,
kills not the buds of virtue, no, they spread,
beneath the Heavens' beam of brighter Suns,
through endless ages into higher Powers"

49.   Headstone

In
Memory of
BENJAMIN CHILLEY PINE
who died September 12th 1827
Aged 49 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th August 1823 and 19th September 1825
This is a long will, containing a considerable amount of trust rules and conditions.
Benjamin Chilley Pine, of Maidstone, Ironmonger.
   To his wife, Matilda, 100 and all her clothes, jewels, watches, trinkets and other articles of her dress and ornaments of her person; household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, books, pictures, wines and other liquors.
   To friends, William Walker of the Moat, Maidstone, Gentleman, Benjamin Seaton* of Chatham,Upholder and John Evans of Grays Inn, Gentleman, 5 each as a small acknowledgement of the trouble they may have as executors and trustees.
   Also to his wife, an annuity of 300, for life, as long as she remains his widow. If she remarries she to have an annuity of 100, for life, free from the control or debts of any husband.
   His children, who attain the age of 21 or day of marriage for daughters, if earlier, to have a sum of no less than 200 each and no greater than 250.
   To daughters, Elizabeth Jane and Mary Pine, 1,500 each at 21 years or day of marriage, if earlier, subject to a reduction if, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, his real and personal estate, is less than 8,000.
   All his real estate, except that vested in him as trustee or mortgagee, capital and stock in trade, ready money, securities for money, stock funds, debts and personal estate, not already bequeathed, to his wife, and his other trustees, upon trust.
   They to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs.
   This estate to be held in trust for his sons, Benjamin Chilley and Richard, equally shared.
   If one son dies under 21, leaving no lawful children, his share to the survivor but if both died under 21, leaving no lawful children, then in trust, for his daughters, Elizabeth Jane and Mary, equally shared. If both died leaving no lawful heirs, then in trust, to pay the rents and profits to his wife for life or until she remarries, in the latter case, this estate subject to the annuity of 100, for her.
   It will then be held in trust for his brothers and sisters, John, Thomas, Ann and Mary Pine, equally shared.
If John dies in his lifetime, leaving sons who are 21 and daughters who are 21 or married, then John's share to them equally shared.
   After his deaths, trustees can use their discretion to sell from his personal estate that not consisting of money and invest proceeds in Parliamentary Stocks or Real Securities.
   Trustees can lease all or part of his real estate, or, in their discretion sell the whole of it.
   If his children are under 21 or, if girls are not married under 21, trustees can pay his widow, sums necessary for the maintenance and education of the children.
   He carries on his trade in partnership with Charles Ellis; he authorises the trustees, during the life of his wife, to carry on the business. The business is on the west side of Gabriel's Hill in Maidstone and also in Tunbridge Wells.
   If his sons are brought up in the trade and trade is carried on by trustees, then when he or they are 21, the business to made over to him or them and the property on Gabriel's Hill to be conveyed, accordingly.
   He appoints the trustees as guardians of his minor children.
   Witnesses on 13th August 1823: James Bacon, 2 Gray's Inn Square and ? Raymond ?, Clerk to Hugh Evans.
   Witnesses on 19th September 1825: William Luddington, Stoke Newington, Hugh Evans, Gray's Inn Square and B. Thomas, Clerk to Hugh Evans.

Codicil 23rd August 1827
He is now of Tunbridge Wells, Ironmonger; his daughter Elizabeth Jane, has died
   His freehold house in Tunbridge Wells, called Rock House, with garden, coach house and stables, to his wife, for life as long as she remains his widow. She to reside in it with their children.
   There is a term of 7 years, which by articles of co-partnership, dated 2[?] July 1818, limiting the continuance of the partnership with Charles Ellis, this has expired some time ago but the partnership has carried on; Ellis is entitled to have half of the business...................
   He has through his life, had the "most tender attachment" and "kindest assistance" from his two sisters, Ann and Mary Pine and is indebted to them for sum large sums of money. He wants them to have some proper security for the payment, so his trustees will place the deeds of his real estates into their hands.
   He gives Ann Masters?, who had the care and education of his daughters, 10.
   To the Porter at his business, William Clark, 10.
   He ratifies the rest of the will.
   Witnesses: J. Kennedy of Tunbridge Wells, G. Spence of Tunbridge Wells and Isaac Hargreaves of Tunbridge Wells, Surgeon.
   Proved 16th November 1827

* Benjamin Seaton, see the Monumental Inscriptions of the Unitarian Church, Chatham, on this website.

50.   Chest Tomb

Ledger
Here
[li]eth the Remains of
[W]ILLIAM Son of
[THOMAS] and HANNAH [PINE]
who died Febry 21st 18[49]
Aged 6[4] Years
Also ELIZABETH Wife of the above
WILLIAM PINE
who died July [ ] 18[53]
Aged 65 Years
Also ROSE PINE
who died Feby [ ] 1855
Aged 73 Years
Also MARY PINE
who died Feby 23rd 1855
Aged 75 Years

West Side
JOHN Son of THO and MARY PINE died March 15th 1810
Aged 31 Years
Also THO Son of THO & HANNAH PINE who died Octr 5th 1852
Aged 75 Years
Also SARAH Wife of the above THO PINE who died Jan 23rd 1863
Aged 77 years
Also CHARLES ARTHUR SCOTT PINE died Octr 22nd 1861
Aged 10 Weeks
Also WILLIAM ROSE PINE died Novr [ ] 1863
Aged 17 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 21st August 1826
William Pine of Linton, Gentleman.
All his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid first.
   His wife, Elizabeth, shall have use of his furniture, plate, linen, china and household goods in his house, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   Goods and chattels, money, securities for money and all other personal estate and effects, to his wife, as above, and his children, John Rose Pine, William, Thomas and Frederick at 25 years of age; if any die leaving lawful children, their share to that child/children.
   Personal estate and effects to his executors, in trust, to sell that not consisting of money and to invest in Government or Real securities and pay interest to his wife for life, free from the debts and control of any future husband. After her death, upon trust, to pay the principal to such persons entitled to it if he had died intestate.
   If any of his children are under 25 at the time of his death, their share to be invested in government or Real securities and interest to be paid to his wife, while she remains his widow, until they are 25 for their maintenance and education.
   Trustees can advance any of the trust money before his children are entitled to it, not exceeding 50 , to place any of his sons in a trade or business; sum advanced to be considered part of their legacy.
   He appoints his wife, during her widowhood, brother, Thomas and sisters, Mary and Rose Pine, executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pine of Maidstone and H.A. Wildes of Maidstone

Codicil 15th January 1846
He has bequeathed his personal estate, subject to his household goods and effects for his wife, for life and widowhood, equally between his sons or those who live to 21.
   He had appointed his wife, during her widowhood and his brother and sisters, executors and trustees. Since the will was made he has had another son, Robert, he is to have an equal share with his brothers.
   He appoints his son, John Rose Pine, executor.
   Rest of will ratified.
   Witnesses: Henry Wildes, Solicitor, Maidstone and William [ ? ], Clerk to Messrs Wildes.
   Proved 4th August 1853. Son and executor John Rose Pine has died since will and codicil were made, so administration granted to Mary and Rose Pine, Spinsters, sisters of the deceased.

51.   Headstone, (Cenotaph)

In Memory
of
CHILLEY PINE third Son of the late
JOHN PINE of Lower Tovil who died before
Sebastopol March the 6th 1855
and was buried in the military burial
ground at Balaklava born June 15th 1810
registered at Dr WILLIAMS'S Library
having served in Bengal, China, New Zealand
and New South Wales for many years
He landed with his Regiment the
4th Dragoon Guards in the Crimea and was
shortly after promoted to the Chief
Surgeoncy of the Fourth and subsequently
of the Second Division of the Army
when he was present at the engagements
of Balaklava and Inkermann
He married on the 8th June 1853
at Handsworth in the County of Stafford
AGNES MILLER GIBSON
eldest Daughter of
JAMES GIBSON M.D., and great grand
Daughter of JAMES WATT the Engineer
and left issue an only child ARTHUR CHILLEY
born April 20th 1854 and who was
baptised at the Chapel of the Royal Hospital
Kilmainham May 31st 1854
having expressed a wish that his remains
"might one day rest in this place" admidst
t[hose] [of] [his] [ancestors]
this st[one] was erected to his memory
by a [subscription] [               ] [and] [brother] [officers]
Also in Mem[ory] [of] [                   ] [of] [Otford]
Kent, elder b[rother] [of] [the] [above] [CHILLEY PINE]
died unmar[ried] born 12th [              ] 18[ ]
[                                                                 ]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 31st December 1853
Chilley Pine of Handsworth, Staffordshire, 4th Dragoon Guards.
   After his debts and funeral costs are paid, he leaves all of his estate and effects to his wife, Agnes, absolutely. He recommends that she will returned to his family by her will, his estate to his family, if their have no children.
   Witnesses: Arthur M. Robertson, Captain 4th Dragoon Guards, John M. Darnell, Captain 4th Dragoon Guards and Edward Fisher, Cornet, 4th Dragoon Guards
   Proved 9th October 1855. "Deceased was at Balaclava, Crimea"

52.   Headstone

In Memory
of
THOMAS PINE
of Maidstone
who died June 17th 1857
Aged 83 Years
Also of
ANN his Wife
who died January 6th 1857
Aged 83 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 31st August 1850
Thomas Pine of Maidstone, Gentleman.
   After his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, he gives to his wife, Anne, his dwelling house, with garden in Ashford Road, Maidstone and his three freehold houses near the Bower in Westree Borough, Maidstone, now leased to Thomas Clout, for her lifetime.
   After her death, the above property to Charles Ellis of Maidstone, Ironmonger and Charles Ellis, Junior of Maidstone, upon trust.
   To his wife, all ready money, household furniture, plate, linen, china,books and manuscripts, pictures and other things, absolutely. After her death, these goods to be sold and proceeds to be part of his personal estate.
Executors to call in all debts and invest the money in Real or Public securities and pay interest earned to his wife for life.
   After her death, the estate to be disposed of as follows:
   The debts of 241 19 shillings lent many years ago to Edward Davis, is to be cancelled; he gives the wife of Davis, his niece, Elizabeth, 100.
To nephew Richard Pine, 100.
   Residue of personal estate and produce of his real estate, to be equally divided between his nephews and nieces, John Pine, Chilley Pine, William Blackmore Pine, Rebecca Pine and Mary, wife of Blomfield Burnett.
   His wife, Charles Ellis and Charles Ellis, Junior are executors.
   n Witnesses: Thomas Clout and Rupert Maidman.

Codicil 19th September 1854
To friend, Newman Bozeley, now living with him, 100, within three moths of the death of his wife, Anne.
Rest of will ratified.
   Witnesses: Godfrey Sanders, Surgeon, Maidstone and Jno. Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone

Codicil 14th March 1855
He gives Newman Bozeley another 100.
   All real estate vested in him as trustee or mortgagee, to his trustees.
   Witnesses: Jno. Monckton of Maidstone and William Few, Clerk to Mr Monckton.
   Proved 30th October 1857. Granted to Charles Ellis, Junior, surviving executor.

53.   Headstone

In Memory of
REBECCA PINE Widow of
JOHN PINE of Tovil and only child
of CHRISTOPHER CARBERRY and
REBECCA his Wife
who died October the 2nd 1865
Aged 92 Years
Also in Memory of
REBECCA PINE
second Daughter of the above named
who died 15th June 1892
Aged 89 years

Principal Probate Registry Index
Rebecca Pine , died 1865, administration granted to Charles Ellis, Esquire and John Pine of Otford, Farmer, the son. Effects value under 4,000
   Rebecca Pine, died 1892, she was of 33 Earl Street, Maidstone, s Spinster, administration granted to Charles Ellis and William Edmett, Gentlemen. Effects value, 10,666 18s 9d; re-sworn, 10, 831 15s 9d.

PINE see WOOD

54.   Headstone

In Memory of
FLOWER
Wife of THOMAS SICKLEMORE
who died October 15th 1798
Aged 35 Years
Also
JAMES Son of the above
who died November 25th 1811
Aged 18 Years

55.   Headstone

In Memory
of
ANN Wife of JOHN TURNER
who departed this life
March the 14th 1803
Aged 65 Years

WATT see PINE

56.   Headstone

[                        ]
The Revd.
JOHN WICHE
died April 7th 1794
Aged 76 Years
He was a Teacher of Youth and Pastor
of the General Baptist Church at
Maidstone for nearly Half a Century
Also ELIZABETH WICHE his Daughter
Born Janry 24th 1761 died July 3rd 1778
Aged Seventeen Years
Also JANE his youngest Daughter
who died July 31st 1822
Aged 58 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th May 1790
John Wiche, Dissenting Minister of Maidstone.
All his debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
    To his brother in law, Thomas Pine of Maidstone, Stationer, brother in law, William Limbury Grosvenor of St Michael, Cornhill, London, Stationer and son in law, Sampson Kingsford of Sturry, Miller, his old mansion house, divided into two dwellings, one in his own occupation, the other tenanted by Ann Pope, Spinster, in Bullock Lane, Maidstone and all other real estate, upon trust. The property to be sold and the proceeds considered part of his residuary personal estate.
   To his grand daughter, Sarah Maria Kingsford, , 110, if this does not exceeds a sixth of his effects,
10 immediately for mourning and the 100 at 21 years of age. Interest earned on the 100 in meantime, towards her maintenance and education.
   In case Sarah dies before legacy is due to be paid, then the 100 to be shared equally between his two daughters, Mary and Jane Wiche.
   His clothes to be equally divided between his sons, Thomas and John, they also to have 100 each; the 100 for John to be placed out at interest and the income to be paid to him.
Rest of estate and effects, to be equally divided between his two daughters.
   He appoints his trustees executors....................
   Witnesses: Thomas Charlton, Ann Cooper and Frances Charlton
  
Proved 16th May 1794

WICHE see PINE

57.   Headstone with Body Stone

In Memory
of
ALICE
Wife of JAMES WIDGEON
who departed this life March 5th 1819
Aged 61 Years
Likewise JAMES WIDGEON
Husband of the above (Late of Sheerness)
who departed this life the 14th of August
1830 Aged 75 Years
Also CHARLES WIDGEON HAYWARD
Grandson of the above
who died August 19th 1856
Aged 41 Years

58.   Headstone

Here lie the Remains
of
REBECCA WOOD Widow of
JOHN WOOD of Cranbrook and formerly
Widow of CHRISTOPHER CARBERRY
who died Febry 21st 1827 Aged 76 Years
Leaving issue only by her first
marriage one Daughter (viz) REBECCA
the Wife of JOHN PINE of Tovil

WOOD see CORNFORD

59.   Ledger, Partly in Latin and Greek

Here lieth the Body of JOSEPH WRIGHT
Late of Maidstone who departed
this life the 14th of May Anno Domini 1703
Aged 78 Years

Hic jacet in tumulo
corpus I[THAMAR] WRIGHT
Medici
qui obiit Decim die
Augusti Anno D 1706
et aetatis sua
quadraga [          ]
filios duos et filias [           ] em relinquem

According to Russell's History of Maidstone, "Joseph Wright was a man of ability and great force of character, deeply imbued with religious convictions". He was the first Pastor of the Congregation.
   He was born in 1623 and qualified as a Doctor, as was his son, Ithamar.
   In 1661, he was one of thousands of Baptist signatories of a Petition to King Charles the Second, seeking toleration. In spite of the King's promise of protection, Wright and other Baptist leaders were arrested; when Wright was released he continued to be persecuted under the Conventicle Act and Act of Conformity.
   Wright spent a total of 20 years in Maidstone Gaol, from where he supported the Baptists and carried on his medical practise.
   When he was finally released from prison, during the reign of King James the Second, whose desire to see toleration for his fellow Roman Catholics also helped the Baptists and other non-conformists.
   The Baptists and other non-conformists were finally able to freely practise their faith when the Act of Toleration was passed in 1689, when King William the Third came to the throne. Joseph Wright was eventually elected Mayor of Maidstone

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 2nd August 1706
Ithamar Wright, of Maidstone, Gentleman.
He is "indisposed in body". Desires to be buried under his father's tombstone in Tovil.
To his wife, Mary, for life, all his real estate.
To daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Joyce, Hannah, Rose, Sarah and Jane, 50 shillings each.
   To son, Joseph, 3 and to son William, 55 shillings, provided his wife shall have full power of authority to sell all or part of his real estate and share the proceeds among his children, as she thinks fit.
In default of a sale and after his wife's death, he gives the real estate to his children, equally shared.
   Also to his wife, all goods, chattels and personal estate; she is executor and guardians of his children.
   He appoints his brother (in law), William Richards and his son Samuel, brother (in law), Thomas Askew, of London, Overseers of the will. Each of them to have 10 shillings to buy a ring.
   Witnesses: Stephen Page, Samuel Stevenson and Christopher Fullagar.
   Proved 31st August 1706

END

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Names Index
ALLCHIN 1
ATKINS 2

BAILEY 3
BALLARD 44
BASSOCK 5
BEDWELL 6, 7, 8
BEECHING 9, 10
BENTLIF 11
BOORNE 12
BOOTH 11
BURCH 13

CARBERRY 53, 58
CHILLEY 49, 51
CLARK 23
COOPER 34

DAVIS 14
DAWSON 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
DEANE 20, 21

EDMETT 22, 23
ELGAR 24, 25

FAULKNER 26
FRENCH 27

GARNELLS 31
GIBSON 51
GRIGSON 28
GROSVENOR 29


HAWKINS 30
HAYWARD 57
HAYWOOD 31

KNOWLDEN 32

LAW 33
LEWIS 34

MERCER 35, 36, 37
MILLER 51
MOORE 38

OTTAWAY 3
PAIN 39
PENWELL 40
PILLOW 41
PINE 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49,
   50, 51, 52, 53
PYNE 42

SICKLEMORE 54
STORKE 34

TURNER 55

WATT 51
WICHE 56
WIDGEON 31, 57
WOOD 58
WRIGHT 59
Places
Ash next Ridley20

Balaklava 51
Bengal 51
Bermondsey,
   St Mary's 11

China 51
Crimea 51

East Farleigh 26

Faversham 33

Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone 30

Hampstead 34
Handsworth, Stafford 51

Inkermann 51

Lower Tovil 51
Maidstone 15, 24, 35, 37,
   36, 40, 48, 52, 56, 59

New South Wales 51
New Zealand 51

Otford 51
Otham 46

Ridley 20, 21
Royal Hospital
   Kilmainham 51
Sebastopol 51
Sedlescombe,
    Sussex 36
St Michael's Parish,
   Cornhill, London 29

Tovil 53

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