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The Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) in the churchyard
 of the St Mary the Virgin Church, Upchurch
with Index of names
Transcribed by D. E. Williams 2020


ST. MARY THE VIRGIN FROM THE SOUTH EAST
THE SMALL HEADSTONE OF JOHN CROUCH, 1699, IS PROMINENT IN THE FOREGROUND

St. Mary the Virgin is notable for it's eccentric spire, it has a spacious interior but has only a few monuments inside the church. The finest one is from the 14th century but has no surviving inscription. The churchyard is large on the north side with a modern extension to the north west which was not included in this record. I am grateful for the work of the late Reverend Chare, who transcribed the churchyard monumental inscriptions in 1978, this remains as a typescript and was never published. Most of the transcriptions are very accurate, with few mistakes, although he did not generally follow the original layout. It is important for recording monuments I did not find or have deteriorated badly in the last 42 years, an extraordinary measure of modern pollution. Although Rev Chare transcribed 112 monuments, according to his plan, the typescript only goes to 100, so any after 100, which are now missing or illegible seem lost.
   I very much appreciate the help of Mr and Mrs Osborne. Mrs Helen Osborne was very informative regarding the parish and church history and her coffee and biscuits were very welcome !
   The oldest monuments in the churchyard are clustered in the south east section and east of the chancel. There are interesting and informative photographs of the church and village, with an excellent brief introduction by Helen Osborne in Upchurch in old picture postcards by Mike Gunnill, 2004.
   I have included all related wills I could find, pre 1858, (mostly Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury wills, proved by the Vicar, with a few proved in London at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury). These I have summed up in a concise form, I have included a few from after 1858, (when probate moved from the Church of England to a new secular arrangement). But I have also included the Index notes to all the remaining post 1858 wills, copies of the wills can be ordered online from Find a Will.Gov .
   Finally, my thanks to my wife, Beverley for her invaluable assistance, to Ted Connell for hosting this record and compiling the index, and the staff of the County Archives at Maidstone for their friendly and ever professional help.
                                                                                                                                             D. E. Williams
                                                                                                                                             Borstal, Rochester
                                                                                                                                             3rd December 2020

INTERIOR


The fine 14th century tomb
, a marble slab with crocketed and cusped ogee arch with 
two castellated pinnacles.
in the south chancel has no surviving inscription

1.   Brass Plaque, South Wall of Chancel

To the Glory of God
and Loving Remembrance of
HENRY SAMUEL COOPER M.A.
Vicar of this Parish
From 1887 to 1898
This Tablet is Erected in Memory
of Faithful Service to his Master
by Parishioners and Friends

2.   Ledger, North Chancel, partly under Organ

Here
Lyeth the Body of
Mr DANIEL ESSEX
of this Parish
who departed this life
March ye 15th
1719 *
Aged 66 Years
* 1720 in the Modern Calendar

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th January 1717 (1718 in modern calendar)
Daniel Essex of Gillingham, Yeoman
   He is sick and weak in body.
   To his wife Mary, for ever, all his marsh land called North Marsh, with the house bought from the co-heirs of Zachery Kingsford in Gillingham. Also to his wife, the rest and residue of the term of years in the lease of the Parsonage of Upchurch, which he holds from All Souls College; also the lease for the farm house and lands called Obery Farm, (Upberry) in Gillingham, where he now lives.
   All his ready money, invested money, debts, credits, plate, corn, stock, horses, colts, cows, sheep, hay, plough tackle, wagons, carts, goods, cattle, chattels and personal estate, after his debts, funeral and probate costs are paid, to his wife, Mary, for ever. She is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Glover, John Down and Thomas Johnson.
   Proved 8th of June 1720

As far as I can tell there seems to be no further inscription for Mary Essex on her husband's ledger. Perhaps there is a separate ledger beneath the organ? Or the inscription for her may be of lesser width than her husband's and does not reach the northern edge of the stone? There is a black ledger, probably from later in the 18th century or 19th century under the choir stalls and organ, one line seems to contain the word Maid[stone]?

Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Dated 8th October 1720

Mary Essex, Widow of Upchurch.
   She is sick and weak.
   To her nephew, William Young*, son of her brother Edward Young, her real and personal estate, debts, stock, household goods, leases, corn and cattle and personal estate, her debts and funeral costs being first paid.
   She appoints William Young her sole executor.
   Witnesses: Francis Brett, Jacob Cazeneuve and Francis Brooke
* William Young is most likely the William Young buried adjacent to and south of her husband

2a.   Ledger (stone part under organ)

HERE LIETH INTERR'D THE BODY
OF WILLIAM YOUNG
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
APRIL [  ] THE [  ] 17?8 AGED [  ] YEARS

3.   Brass Plaque, Low on North Wall of South Chancel

Here Lyeth ye Body of JOHN GRINNELL
Senior who departed this life ye
12th day of February Anno Dni 1638*
"As he was soe are wee
And as he is, so must wee be"

* The date seems to be actually 1638 and not in the usual Julian Calendar style, which until 25th March, Lady Day, was the preceding year.

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 3rd February 1627 (1638)
John Grennell (Senior) of Upchurch, Yeoman.
   He is weak in body.
   He wishes to be buried in the South Chancel at Upchurch.
   To the poor of Upchurch, 20 shillings, to be distributed by the Churchwardens a fortnight after his burial.
   To his son Richard , all his goods and chattels, corn, cattle at Horsham Farm, which is also bequeathed to Richard.
   To son Thomas, his goods, corn and cattle at Gore Farm, which is bequeathed to Thomas.
   Also to son Richard,    ?    my sloth?,  of    ?    upon a piece of ground called Norwood ? Also all other goods not given before.
   His lands and houses in Upchurch, to son, Richard, a house occupied by Robert Pannet, a house called Brooke occupied by Passon, another house at Brooke Forstall occupied by Andrew Brameres?
   To son Thomas, a house and land occupied by Thomas Pett.
   If son Richard dies before he is 21, then his legacy to his brother Thomas.
   If Thomas dies before he is 21, then his legacy to his brother Richard.
   If they both died under 21, then then their legacies to his brother (in law ?) William Peerce of North Chappell? Surrey.
   Son Richard is his sole executor, he to pay all his father's debts and funeral costs.
   His well beloved friends, Mr John Wit???vy of Newington and Thomas Smith of Rainham to take custody of the goods and chattels given to son Thomas until he is 21 and to see he is taught to read and write and to take rents and profits from real estate for his sons' maintenance while minors.
   Witnesses: Christopher Collard and the mark of Richard Polley
   Proved 9th February 1637 (1638)

Grennell's son, also John, seems to have died just before his father, who he mentions in his will. There is no sign of a monument to him in the church but there probably was one in the churchyard, which has since perished. The Grinells, father and son, died closed to each other in the Winter of 1637-38 and their wills were proved on the same day. This seems to have caused some confusion, which has lasted to the present, the Canterbury Probate Index does not make it clear that there is a will for the senior Grinnnell. See Appendix for John Grinnell, Junior's will and list of documents I had not obtained before the current library closures.

4.   Ledger, Against North wall of North Chancel

To the Memory of
ADAM Second Son of JOHN PACKMAN
of this Parish who departed this life the 2nd of Octr.
1776 Aged 19 Years 8 Months and 13 Days
After a Long Lingering Illness
borne with Great Patience
Also of DOROTHY Eldest Daughter of the above
JOHN PACKMAN who departed this life the 8th
of November 1777 Aged 24 Years 5 Months & 12 Days
After a Long Lingering Illness
Borne with Great Patience
"In Prime of Youth if Death Ensue
All may bid this World adieu"
Also of JOHN PACKMAN Father of the above
DOROTHY and ADAM who died Octr. 27Th 1787
in the 67th Year of his Age
He was a Fond and Indulgent Parent
A Faithful Monitor and a firm Friend
To say more might be Superfluous
To say less Unjust

Also of JOHN Son of the above
JOHN PACKMAN who died June 20th 1820
Aged 64 Years

5.   Small Tablet, South Side of Chancel Arch

JOHN PEEK Esq.
Died May 28th 1810
Aged 49

6.   Ledger, Against South Wall of South Aisle

Sacred to the Memory of
EDWARD WALTER of Gore, Upchurch
who departed this life a Bachelor
on the 10th day of December 1829
in the 28th Year of his Age
Also of
JAMES WALTER Brother of the above
who departed this life
on the 4th day of May 1829 Aged 21 Years
They left two Sisters and four Brothers
surviving them Viz ELIZABETH MARY
the Wife of Mr JOHN WALTER
JOHN JAMES, STEPHEN, WILLIAM
and GEORGE
Also the above JOHN JAMES WALTER
who departed this life on the
1st day of August 1832 Aged 29 Years
Also the above STEPHEN WALTER
who departed this life on the
9th day of April 1837 Aged 33 Years
Also of the above MARY Wife of
Mr JOHN WALTER who departed this life
on the 23rd day of April 1842 Aged 42 Years
Leaving issue three Sons viz
JOHN, FRANK and STEPHEN VESEY
Also of the above GEORGE WALTER
who departed this life on the 16th day
of October 1843 Aged 31 Years
Also of JOHN WALTER Husband of
the above MARY who departed this life
on the 2nd day of February 1854
Aged 55 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th April 1847
John Walter of Upchurch, Gentleman.
   He appoints William Walter of Tutham, West Farleigh, Gentleman, William Walter of Rainham, Gentleman and John Benjamin Andrews of Hartlip, Gentleman, executors and trustees.
   His freehold farm and and in Ruckinge and Queston?, of about 50 acres, occupied by William Hawland to his trustees, upon trust. The yearly rents and profits for the benefit of his Son, John Walter during his lifetime. Trustees have the power, during his son's lifetime, in their discretion to manage the farm and let it for a term not exceeding 7? years. After his son's death continuing in trust for the child or children of son John. The rent towards their maintenance, while they are minors. The surplus to be accumulated by trustees for benefit of Trustees can mortgage the property up to of it's value and use the money raised for the benefit of son John.
   In case there is no child or children of son, John living at the time of his death, then the farm and lands to the benefit of his sons, Frank, Walter and Stephen Vesey Walter, as tenants in common.
   To his trustees his property called Bridge House , lands and cottage at Marden, occupied by Mr Robert Perry and Mrs Mary Walter and his other freehold cottages in Marden, occupied by Frances Andrews and [         ] Hunt and all other freehold houses , lands and real estate, upon trust to, as conveniently after his death, sell and dispose of. The net amount raised to enter into his residuary personal estate.
   To his trustees his ready money, securities for money, goods, chattels, credits and residuary personal estate and effects, upon trust, to sell that not consisting of money or securities. Trustees to continue the business at Gore Farm in Upchurch. If son Stephen Vesey Walter is 21 at testator's death, he can purchase at term of valuation arrived at of all or any part of the business he carries on. If he declines to do so, then the business to be discontinued at first opportunity, the effects and stock to be sold. Trustees to be possessed of the proceeds and his personal estate and effects, upon trust, to pay is debts, funeral and probate costs and expenses relating to the trust, legacies and surplus to his residuary personal estate.
   To son, Frank Walter, 2,000 and no more because he has already paid at great expense for his education; to son, Stephen Vesey Walter , 2,500.
   From the residue of his personal estate, a third to son Frank, a third to son Stephen Vesey; the remaining third, upon trust, and from time to time all or part used for the personal , maintenance of son John, as they think fit.
Trustees can invest surplus funds in Government Securities. A quarter of his residuary personal estate can be used for son John's advantage.
   Witnesses: Eliza Whitmore Monckton, Maidstone, William Tew?, Clerk to Mr Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone
   Proved 2nd May 1854

The father of the Walter brothers and sister listed on this ledger, was John Amhurst Walter. The Walter family had lived in Marden for many centuries, with numerous monuments in the church and churchyard. John Amhurst Walter is buried inside the parish church.

He left a Prerogative Court of Canterbury will, dated 18th January 1825.
He was then still of Upchurch and a Gentleman.
   He appointed brother Stephen and son in law John Walter, (husband of Mary Walter, probably cousins), executors and trustees.
   To them upon trust, the Parsonage of Marden with glebeland, a third of tithes, corn, grain, hay, plantations and fruit; freehold houses and buildings and farms at Upchurch and Marden, to sell.
   Also to executors, his ready money, securities for money, goods, chattels, plate, linen, china, effects and personal estate, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, upon trust.
   Executors to carry on his farming business at Gore Farm and Borden Parsonage or Hall, for one year from the next Michaelmass after his death. They to collect debts owing to him and sell that of his personal estate not consisting of money, for the benefit of his children, Elizabeth Walter, Mary, wife of John Walter, Edward Walter, John James Walter, Stephen Walter, William Walter,   ?   Walter and George Walter, equally shared when they are 21 years old. While they are minors, interest from the fund towards their maintenance and education.
   Executors to allow sons, Edward and William jointly or singly, if one declines, use of Gore Farm and Borden, with live and dead stock, they to pay value of the latter , valued by two persons chosen by the executors and two chosen by his sons.
   To sons, Edward and John James, houses, lands and leaseholds vested in him as trustee or by mortgage.
   Witnesses: Stephen Tucker of Borden, Gostwyck Prideax, Curate of Upchurch and Mary Murton, daughter of George Murton of Rainham.

Codicil 31st October 1825
He is still of Upchurch. Executors and trustees to manage farms at Gore and Borden, until son George is 21. They will also pay yearly and every year while son, Edward is employed in the management of the farming business, 80, and to son William for his own use for every year he is employed in the business, 40 and additional sums if they think fit. Also for every year the business is carried on, they to pay towards the maintenance and education of son James, while a minor; the same applies for sons George, Edward and William and daughter, Elizabeth.
   The residue of rents and profits to be shared equally between his children. Soon after the youngest of his children is 21, or dies under that age, if trustees think it advisable not to carry on the farming business, then money from the sale to be equally shared by his children.
   Sons Edward and William, equally and jointly or if one declines , the other to have first offer of taking the several farms , before mentioned, paying for cattle, implements, chattels and effects, according to the valuation before mentioned, .
   If executors and trustees think fit, during the minorities of sons James and George, they can apply all or part of their respective share, to establish their place in a profession or otherwise for their advantage.
   He ratifies rest of the will.
   Witnesses: Mary Matson of Borden, George Dear Friend, Surgeon of Newington and Sarah Kitchingham, Servant to Mr Walter.
   Proved 5th May 1826
Brother Stephen has renounced his role as executor and trustee

7.   Ledger, North Chancel

Beneath this Stone
are deposited the Remains
of three infant Daughters
of the Rev JOHN WOODRUFF

Vicar of this Parish
and FRANCES his Wife

FRANCES MARTHA died 7th Feb 1846
ALICE died 8th Nov 1856
MARY SUZANNA died Nov 1854
"They are without guilt before the
Throne of God" Rev 10

8.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel, with Arms (Also see Churchyard)

TE DEUM LAUDAMUS

The Window of this Chancel
is dedicated in Loving Memory of
JOHN WOODRUFF formerly Vicar
of this Church and FRANCES his
Wife by their Children
"Cari qui nobis vitam lucemque dedistes
Monstrantes coeli cum pietate viam
Vobis perpetumae pandatur gloria lucis
Vos Christi faciat visus amor"


AB AUDITU MALI NON TIMEBUNT

8a.   I and II World War Memorials, Chancel


WWI Memorial

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
THIS TABLET AND EAST WINDOW WERE ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
THE BRAVE UPCHURCH MEN WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 ---------- 1918
              SAILORS
HENRY T. MASON
ERNESTER C. CARTER
EDWARD T. SEAMER
JOHN E. PAKER
JAMES BROWN
WALTER HATTON
WILLIAM J. SEAMER
PERCY BETTS
ROLAND WHITNELL
WILFRED BAKER
STUART W.A. MERCER
           SOLDIERS
THOMAS H. ANDERSON
HERBERT J. G. HODGES
JAMES HATTON
FREDERICK GODFREY
ALBERT H. NEWMAN
CHARLES GANSDEN
JAMES ROBINSON
FREDERICK BANFIELD
WILLIAM SIMMONDS
HENRY THURLEY
PERCY HALES
WILLIAM H. CLARK
JOHN ALLEN
FREDERICK MILTON
ARTHUR E. FAULKNER
THOMAS SIFLETT
EDWARD MUGGERIDGE
FREDERICK BLEWITT
WILLIAM LAMB
FREDERICK PAIGE
ROBERT TUMBER
GEORGE BANFIELD
ALBERT STAPLETON

HENRY JAMES MARSH
FREDERICK J. CORMAN
May they rest in Peace


WWI Memorial

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE THREE MEN OF UPCHURCH WHO MADE
1939 THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1945
SIDNEY R. BOAKES. ASHLEY EDMONDS
PERCY SKETCHLEY

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Information about each of the men listed above can be read at the Kent Fallen Upchurch Transcription Project

 

CHURCHYARD

9.   Curbs and Cross, South East Section

In Loving Memory of ERNEST WILLIAM APPS died 17th October 1889 Aged 1 Year and 3 Months
"Jesus received our little Lamb and kindly on him smiled,
The Angels sang their songs of Joy, Welcome then our little Child"

10.   Headstone, North Section

In Memory
of
my dear Husband
JOHN BARNS
who died 2nd September 1913
Aged 56 Years
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
Also EMMA
Wife of the above
who died 26th October 1930
Aged 73 Years
"I asked them whence their Victory came
They with united breath
Ascribed their Conquest to the Lamb
Their Triumph to his Death"

11.   Headstone, Eastern Section


James BARLEY 1792

Sacred to the Memory of
JAMES BARLEY of this Parish
Yeoman who departed this life
the 17th of February 1792
Aged 48 Years
Also SARAH Wife of the above
JAMES BARLEY who departed this life
the 27th of December 1799
Aged 47 Years
Likewise three Sons and two Daughters
who died in their Infancy
"Farewell you World, I know enough of thee
and now I am careless of what thou say'st of me
Thy smiles I court not nor thy frowns I fear
My Soul's at Rest my neck lies quiet here
Here the Wicked cease from troubling
Here the weary are at Rest
They hear not the noise of the Oppressor"

12.   Headstone, Eastern Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
JAMES BARLEY Yeoman
of this Parish
who departed this life the 11th
of June 1821 Aged 54 Years

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 1st April 1800
James Barley of Upchurch, Yeoman.
   To his wife Euphemia, his houses, gardens and land of about 7 acres in Upchurch and Lower Halstow, occupied by Thomas Barnes?, afterwards of his late father James Barley and lately by William Harris, Edward Taylor and himself and all other real estate, for ever. Also all his goods, chattels, rights, credits, money, securities for money, plate, china, linen, stock and crops, personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, whom he appoints sole executor.
   Witnesses: Br[yan] Fausett, D. Fausett and Thomas Cantwell
   Proved 13th August 1821. Value of goods, chattels and credits less than 200. Note states that he died on the 12th June

Euphemia Barley, wife of the above remained his widow until her death in 1846, she was living in St Margaret's parish, Rochester, when she made her will, it does not mention Upchurch.
   The main legatees were, her niece, Eleanor Moore, Widow and Maria Turker , Widow, daughters of her late sister, Eleanor Presho?

13.   Curbs and Cross, North Section

In Ever Loving Memory of ALICE MARY the dearly beloved Wife of WALTER BARKELL
who died Sept 10th 1903 Aged 26 Years
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord" "She is safe in her Father's House above
In the Place prepared by the Saviour's Love"

14.   Small Headstone, North Section

R. F. the Son of
Lieut. BELSEY R.N.
Drowned on the Evg*
16th Decr. 1831
Aged 13 Years
* Evening

15.   Headstone, North Section. Was leaning against North Churchyard wall in 1978 and "disintegrating"

In Loving Memory of
THOMAS BENE[FIELD]
died August 8th [1898]
Aged 73 Years
"Father in thy gracious keeping
leave we now thy Servant sleeping"
Also MARY ANN
Wife of the above
who died March 29th 1901
Aged 70 Years

16.   Headstone, Eastern Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
REBECCA BRANN
who departed this life
the 11th of September 1817
Aged 39 Years
Late of Newington

17.   Curb, Eastern Section

In Loving Memory of EMMA BLEWITT who passed away April 16th 1912
Also her Son FRED who was killed in France May 3rd 1917 Aged 25

18.   Coped, South East Section.

South Side
In Memory of MARY ANN the beloved Wife of
DANIEL CASTLE who departed this life
on the 20th day of April 1870 Aged 39
"For what is your Life, it is even a Vapour
that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away"


North Side
In Loving Memory of DANIEL CASTLE
Born August 15th 1833 Died April 13th 1920
CAROLINE ELIZABETH CASTLE  
Wife of the above 
Born October 22nd 1846 
Died July 24th? 1928

H.M. Court of Probate Index
Daniel Castle of Ferndale, Broadwalk, Rainham, a Merchant. Administration granted to George Henry Wills, Managing Director, value of effects, 6,985 15s 4d

19.   Headstone, Western Section

In
Affectionate Remembrance of
GEORGE CASTLE
who died June 13th 1882
Aged 62 Years
"Therefore be ye also ready for in such an
hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh"

20.   Headstone, next to above

In
Affectionate Remembrance of
SARAH CASTLE
who died May 7th 1887
Aged 70 Years
"Her Toils are past her Work is done
and she is Fully Blessed
She Fought the Fight, the Victory Won
and entered into Rest"

21.   Pedestal and Cross in large Curbed Plot, South East Section

East Side
In
Loving Memory
of
JESSE CASTLE
who died Febry. 5th 1898
Aged 25 Years
"Watch therefore for ye know not
[when] your Lord comes" Matt 22 v12
"Gone but not Forgotten"


South Side
In
Loving Memory
of
NEWBERRY JESSE CASTLE
who died August 3rd 1906
Aged 64 Years
Also ELIZA Wife of the above
who died Decr. 31St 1912 Aged 66 Years
R.I.P.

North Side
Also
ALFRED CASTLE
who died Decr. 28Th 1908
Aged 30 Years

H. M. Court of Probate Index
Newberry Castle of Newberry Cottage, administration granted to his widow, Eliza Castle, value of effects, 95

22.   Small Headstone, North West Section

In Loving Memory of
EMMA CASTLETON
who died March 12th 1899
Also THOMAS HOARE
who died August 23rd 1890
"Gone but not Forgotten"

23.   Headstone, South West Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
Mr JEREMIAH CHAPMAN
who died June 27th 1853
Aged 74 Years
Also ANN
Widow of the above
who died December 18th 1869
Aged 86 Years
Also JANE Daughter of the above
who died Novr. 19Th 1818
Aged 1 Year & 10 Months
Also GEORGE Son of the above
who died May [ ] 1830
Aged 26 Years
Also ROBERT Son of the above
who died Octr. 9th [        ]
Aged 23 [Years]

Jeremiah Chapman was Landlord of the Crown Inn

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 24th June 1844
Jeremiah Chapman, of Upchurch, Victualler.
   First, all his debts, funeral and probate costs to be paid.
   To his wife, Ann, 50 absolutely and, for life, all household furniture, plate, linen, books and china; she to have an inventory made and valuation and insure against fire.
   After her death, the above to be sold, and, any she did not retain. Proceeds to go into his residuary personal estate.
   To his wife and friend Joseph Young of Chatham, Grocer and son in law, Henry Pearson of Maidstone, Smith and Wheelwright, all his freehold and leasehold estate and his share in the same, also his ready money, securities for money, securities fir debts, personal estate and effects, upon trust. They to sell his business and stock in trade and effects and the proceeds to fall into his residuary personal estate.
   They to invest the money into good mortgage securities, upon further trust, to pay his wife the rents and profits from his real estate and the dividends of the trust estate, for life, she keeping the real estate insured.
   After his wife's death, the trustees to sell his real estate, (except a house or cottage and about 3 acres of land he purchased of Mr Vant in Lower Halstow, now occupied by himself, Mr Vant and [Henry?] South. He gives his personal estate equally shared between his children John, Ann Elizabeth Miskin and Elizabeth Ann Pearson, if any of them are dead, then their share equally divided among their children or child.
   Trustees to receive rents from his property at Lower Halstow and pay it to his son, Jeremiah, for life, he to keep the house insured. If son Jeremiah leaves any child or children, the estate to them at 21 years of age, equally shared. While they are minors the income from the property to go to their benefit. If Jeremiah leaves no children, or they die before they are 21, the trustees to sell the Lower Halstow property and the proceeds to be shared equally between his other children and their children.
   Appoints his wife, Joseph Young and Henry Pearson, executors.
   Witnesses: George (????) and Alfred Morgan
   Proved 18th October 1853. Granted to his widow, power reserved to Joseph Young and Henry Pearson. Value of goods, chattels and credits less than 800.
   24th April 1856 Administration granted to Joseph Young

24.   Headstone, next to above

Sacred
to the Memory of
JEREMIAH CHAPMAN
Son of the late
Mr JEREMIAH CHAPMAN
who died 15th May 1857
Aged 53 Years

25.   Headstone, Eastern Section  (From Chare, not found)

In Loving Memory of
MILDRED
Wife of DAVID CHURCH
who departed this life
April 12th 1886
Aged 70 Years

26.   Headstone, West Section

In
Loving Memory of
ANN ELIZA the beloved [Wife of]
JAMES CLARK
[                        ]
who died August [ ]0 1886
Aged 20 Years
"Absent but not Forgotten"
"Affection keeps her memory fragrant"

Also BETSY Daughter of the above
who died June 19th 1905
Aged 19 Years
"Lord Jesus think on me
Then when the Flood is past
I may the Eternal Brightness see
And share thy Joy at Last"

27.   Headstone, South East Section

In
Loving Memory
of
CHARLES
the dearly beloved Husband of
ANN COPPING
who died 19th March 1909
Aged 64 Years
"Gone but not Forgotten"

28.   Cross, West Section

EMILY CORNFORD
died 8th of June 1882
Aged [1]5 Years
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"

29.   Headstone, next to above

In Loving Memory of
MATTHEW CORNFORD
who died May 11th 1890 Aged 70 Years
"He has entered into Rest"
Also ELIZA Wife of the above
who died July 12th 1899
Aged 70 Years
"Thy Dead shall live for ?
Dead body shall? "

H.M. Court of Probate Index
Matthew Cornford of Gore Farm. Administration granted to his widow, Eliza Cornford. Personal Estate valued at 153 12s 7d

30.   Headstone, East Section

In Loving Memory
of
EDWARD COZENS
who died 7th February 1904
Aged 82 Years
Also of ELIZABETH
Wife of the above
who died 8th of September 1904
Aged 76 Years
"Until the Day break and the
Shadows flee away"

H.M. Court of Probate Index
Edward Cozens of Cleaveland House, Napier Road, New Brompton (Gillingham). Administration granted to his widow, Elizabeth Cozens, Ernest Cozens, Grocer and Draper and Frank Cozens, Shoemaker, value of effects, 2,850 13s 6d
   Elizabeth Cozens of 263 Napier Road, New Brompton. Administration granted to Agnes Thomazine Bennett wife of John Bennett, Ernest Cozens, Grocer and Draper and Frank Cozens, Shoemaker. Value of effects 80

31.   Headstone, South East Section

[               ]
ELIZABETH
Wife of WILL CRISFIELD
died Nov 2nd 1782
Aged 56 Years
WILL PEARSON
her Son died Feb? 24Th 1772
Aged 11 Years

32.   Small Headstone, South East Section


John CROUCH 1699

Here
Lyeth the body of JOHN
CROUCH Son of
THOMAS CROUCH
living in Brenchly
in Kent He dyed
Sarvant of Mr
GEORGE STED[  ?  ]
15th of August
---------Ground Level---------
[1699 Aged 25 Years and 9 Weekes]*
*From Rev Chare

33.   Headstone, West Section

"God is our Hope and Strength"
Sacred
to the Memory of
MARY ANN
Relict of
THOMAS CURNELL
late of Dartford
who died at Gore
January the 7th 1872
Aged 63 Years

34.   Headstone, North West Section

Sacred to the Memory
of
ELIZABETH DAWSON
departed this life Decr 14th 1903
Aged 34 Years

35.   Headstone, East Section, not found, From Rev Chare

Sacred
to the Memory of THOMAS DENNIS
who departed this life
9th June 1869
[                       ]
"Go Dear Friends and [       ]
I must lie here[t]ill cal[led]
Short was my Time to [       ]
God took me whe[n] h[e] [thought best]

36.   Headstone, North Section

To the Memory
of
GEORGE DENNIS
51 Years Parish Clark
who died March 5th 1907
Aged 89 Years
This Stone is Erected
by the Parishioners

1891 Census   George Dennis of Vicarage Road, Agricultural Labourer and Parish Clerk.

37.   Headstone, East Section

In Memory of
JOHN DICKMEN late of
Halstow, Yeoman who departed
this life the 15th of January 1787
Aged 67 Years
"Grieve not for me Dear Friend
[            ?            ] gone before
In Hope to meet my God
When he will me Restore"

Likewise RICHARD DICKMEN late of
Halstow who departed this life the 2[  ] of November 1788
Aged 55 Years

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th August 1781
John Dickman of Lower Halstow, Miller
   He gives his house and garden in Lower Halstow to his wife, Mary, for life and after her death, to their children and any child she may be carrying at the time of his death, equally shared. If there are no children living, then to his sister, Mary, wife of Edwin Alexander of Portsmouth, Sawyer, for ever.
   Also to his wife, the use of his goods, chattels, rights, credits, ready money, securities for money, plate, linen, china and personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, for her lifetime. After her death, then to their children, equally shared. If there are no children living, then to Mary Alexander, for ever.
   His wife, Mary is sole executor.
   Witnesses: J. Hinde, John Hinde Junior and Robert Hinde
   Proved 13th June 1787 Value of personal estate less than 300

38.   Curbs, South East Section

Our Dear Mother CAROLINE EVEREST died 16th July 1909 Aged 82 Years

FANCHION see TANNER

39.   Fallen and broken Headstone, East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
Mr JOHN GREEN
of this Parish
who departed this life
14th of August 1843
Aged 62 Years
Leaving a Widow and 14 Children
Five Sons and Nine Daughters
Also JOHN Son of the above
who departed this life the
23rd September 1839
Aged 34 Years
Also HENRY Son of the above
who departed this life [         ] 7th 184[7 ]
Aged 21 Years
Also FRANCES Daughter of the above
who departed this life July 23rd 1847
Aged 31 Years

40.   Headstone, South East Section

In
Loving Memory
of
WILLIAM JAMES GREENSTREET
who departed this life 7th of February 1913
in his 61st Year
Also SARAH ANN
dearly beloved Wife of the above
who passed away 29th of March 1914
in her 71st Year
"Our Hearts can ne'er forgetful be nor cold"

41.   Headstone, East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS HADLOW
of this Parish
who departed this life
the 17th of Decr 1846
Aged 77 Years
Also
MARY Wife of the above
who departed this life
the 17th of May 1849
Aged 70 Years
Also three Sons
THOMAS died the 6th of Decr 1[ ]
Aged 3 Years
THOMAS died the 20th of Octr 1838
Aged 21 Years
WILLIAM died the 29th of Decr 1845
Age 46 Years

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 26th February 1838
Thomas Hadlow of Upchurch, Farmer
   His debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid. He charges any deficiency in his personal estate upon his real estate.
   To his daughter, Mary Hadlow, now residing with him, and good friends, Benjamin Briggs of Chatham, Grocer and George Acworth of Chatham, Gentleman all his free and leasehold houses, lands, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, books, live and dead stock, debts, money and securities for money, his personal estate and effects, upon trust, to have inventories and valuations made of his live and dead stock and household contents to his wife, Mary for life if she chooses to manage his farm and lands or until his trustees consider it necessary to sell his farm, then the household contents not sold, to continue in his wife's custody. She to keep the property insured from fire and to keep in good order and condition.
   Trustees to allow his wife during her life, if she chooses to occupy, use and manage his farm and lands , without paying rent, to use the proceeds for herself and for the maintenance of their children who are living with her.
   If his wife chooses to discontinue the farm business, trustees to sell it and stock and end the tenancy of his wife. As long as the estate remains unsold, his wife to receive an annuity of 50 for life, from rents and profits of his estate. She to have so much of his furniture, plate and linen required for her comfort, for life.
   After her death, the estate to be divided equally between his children, both by his former wife and present one. If any of his children are dead, leaving lawful issue, their share to that child or children, at 21 years of age or day of marriage, if girls. During their minorities, trustees to use interest, dividends and annual produce to support and educate them and for their advancement.
   From the share of daughter Jane, one third to her daughter, Sarah Jane by her former husband, at 21 years of age or day of marriage, during her minority to be used as above.
   He has already advanced to son William, over 600; for the security of this sum, he holds the titles of an estate at Sheerness of three tenements or cottages. In case son William, within 12 months of his decease, pays the trustees 400, in full discharge of the debt, then he will be entitled to the above deeds and have a full share in the estate with his siblings. If he does not pay the 400, then his share to fall into testator's residuary personal estate.
   To the trustees, all property vested in him as trustee or mortgagee.
   Appoints trustees as executors.
   Witnesses: Henry Morgan and James Burton, Clerks to Mr Acworth, Solicitor of Rochester

Codicil 15th April 1845
He revokes appointment of Benjamin Briggs and George Acworth as trustees and executors and appoints in their place, his nephew, George Hadlow of Margate and William Brooke of Margate, Solicitor. His wife, Mary and daughter Mary Ann are also appointed to act with them.
   He revokes so much of his will referring to son William paying 400 for the deeds of the Sheerness properties. The properties have been disposed off to his great expense and inconvenience. If William pay 650, within 12 months after his death he will have an equal share of the estate but if he does not pay it his share to go into testator's residuary personal estate.
   To nephew, George Hadlow of Margate two pieces of ground with a plantations and cottages in Upchurch late in testator's father's occupation, now in his own, on condition that George cancels bonds by which he had advanced cash to testator to which his estate is liable.
   Witnesses: Stephen Hedgecock and Stephen Hedgecock
   Proved 22nd March 184

42.   Headstone, North Section. From Rev Chare

[                       ]
THOMAS HARMOR
died 29th Oct 1811
Aged [          ]
[                                  ]
[                                ]
[                   ] Foster Mother?
[                                 ]
[                    ]

43.   Headstone, West Section

In
Loving Memory
of ANN
the beloved Wife of
THOMAS HINKLEY
who died August 16th 1900
Aged 50 Years
"Happy Soul her days are ended
All her mourning days below
Go by Angels guards attended
To the throne of Jesus go"
Also of
THOMAS HINKLEY
beloved Husband of the above
died July 24th 1936
Aged 81 Years
"Forever with the Lord"

HOARE see CASTLETON

44.   Pedestals and Cross, North Section

In Loving Memory
of
HILDA only Daughter of
J.W and A. E. HOLLOWAY
of this Parish
Born Jan 30th 1895
Died Sept 5th 1907
"Thy Will be Done"

45.   Cross and Curbs, From Rev Chare

In Loving Memory of DOROTHY GERTRUDE HOPKINS fell asleep Feb 24th 1914 Aged 3 Years
"I will not leave you Comfortless"

46.   Headstone, West Section

In Loving Memory
of
ROSETTA HUBBARD
who died July 13th 1893
Aged 51 Years
Also
Her beloved Husband
WILLIAM HUBBARD
died July 14th 1915
Aged 73
And their Daughters
FLORENCE ELIZABETH HELEN HUBBARD
who died July 4th 1870
Aged 7 Months
And
ROSE ANN SOPHIA HUBBARD
who died August 19th 1896
Aged 28 Years
"Until the Day Breaks"

47.   Headstone, West Section

In Affectionate Remembrance
of
JAMES HUBBARD
who died February 22nd 1895
Aged 78 Years
"Who is it that is gone before
Gone to that bright and happy shore
Resting at our Saviour's feet
Where he hopes we all may meet
Who is that gone before our Father"

H.M. Court of Probate Index
James Hubbard was a Farmer and Barge Owner. Administration was granted to John Thomas Prall, Solicitor and James Mansfield a Farmer. Effects valued at 3,341 4s 5d

HUBBARD see TRESS

48.   Headstone, North Section

In
Affectionate Remembrance of
GEORGE IVORY
who departed this life
March 19th 1881
Aged 19 Years
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow
For thee knowest not what a day may bring forth"

Also WILLIAM IVORY
Father of the above
who died August 7th 1887
Aged [   ] Years

49.   Headstone, North Section. From Rev Chare

In
Loving Memory of
JOSEPH KEMP
Born 9th May 1871?
Died April 17th 1895
Aged 25 Years (sic)
"Soon shall come the great Awakening
Soon the Rending of the Tomb
Then the Scattering of all Shadows
And the end of Toil and Gloom"

50.   Headstone, North East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
THOMAS KERSLAKE
of this Parish who died the 6th of January 1847
Aged 53 Years
Left issue 1 Son and 1 Daughter
"Afflictions Sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God thought fit my Soul to save
And took me from my pain"
"Adieu Dear Friends weep not for me
For as I am you soon must be
Weep not, I say , I can't return
But for my sake my Children learn
To live that ye in peace may die
And rise to bliss beyond the sky"

51.   Headstone, North Section

To the Memory
of
GEORGE KUTENIUS
for many years Clerk and
Sexton
of this Parish
He died on Christmas Day 1855
Aged 75 Years

52.   Headstone, West Section. Eroded parts from Rev Chare

In Memory of
CELIA KEUTENIUS
[who died April 13th 1879]
[Aged 63 Years]
Also of
WILLIAM KEUTENIUS
[who died July 27th ] 1888
[Aged 74 Years]
["Whilst in this World we did remain
Our latter days were grief and pain
But when the Lord he thought it best
He took us to a place of rest"
]

53.   Headstone, South East Section

Here Lyeth the Body of
EAST LETTIS late of Halstow
Yeoman who departed this life
ye 17th of October 1792
Aged 68 Years
"While in this life I did remain
My days were sorrow toil and pain
When my dear Saviour thought it best
He took me to a place of Rest"
Near this place lyeth the Body of
MARY and SARAH first and second
Wife of the above EAST LETTIS
MARY departed this life the 20th of
February 1766 Aged 28 Years
SARAH departed this life the 7th of
January 1779 Aged 36 Years
Likewise JOHN Son of the above
EAST LETTIS who departed this life the
7th March 1780 Aged 16 Year
[Left a Widow and Son viz JOHN]

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 17th October 1792
East Lettice of Lower Halstow, Yeoman
   All his household furniture, plate, linen, china, ready money, securities for money, stock and crops, husbandry implements and personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to his wife, Elizabeth and son John, equally shared.
   His wife and good friend John Packman of Upchurch, Gentleman, are executors.
   He signs will with his mark X
   Witnesses: P. Williams and J. Hinde, Junior.
   Proved 29th October 1792. Value of goods, chattels and credits, less than 2,000

54.   Headstone, South East Section

In Memory of
GEORGE MANNERING
of this Parish
who departed this life
the 14th of September 1844
Aged 61 Years
Leaving a Widow five Sons and
five Daughters
Also BENJAMIN ABRAHAM
Son of the above
who departed this life
the 21st of November 1839
Aged 10 Years
Also of
MARY Wife of the above
who departed this life
November 30th 1855
Aged 61 Years

55.   Pedestals and Cross, North East Section

In
Loving Memory of
My Dear Husband
HENRY THOMAS MARSH
who passed away
August 18th 1922 Aged 65
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

H. M. Court of Probate Index
Henry Marsh of Rose Cottage, Forge Lane was an Agricultural Blacksmith. Administration was granted to his widow, Mary Elizabeth Marsh, value of effects 394 2s 10d

56.   Headstone, North Section

In Ever Loving Memory of
PETER MASTERS
the beloved Husband of
ELIZA MASTERS
who died May 27th 1905
Aged 59 Years
Also ELIZA Wife of the above
who died May 30th 1907
Aged 65 Years
"Thy Will be Done"
"Peace, Perfect Peace with loved ones far away
in Jesus' keeping, we are safe and they"

57.   Headstone, East Section close to chancel


Catherine MILES 1779

"In Hope of a Joyful Resurrection"
Here lieth interr'd CATHERINE Wife of
LUKE MILES
departed this life the 25th of July 1779
Aged 66 Years
Left one Daughter ANN SIMMONS

58.   Headstone, East Section, close to Chancel


Luke MILES 1781

In Memory of
Mr LUKE MILES
departed this life the 12th of March 1781
Aged 66 Years

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 22nd December 1779
Luke Miles of Upchurch, Yeoman.
   His two houses, farm and lands in Upchurch, occupied by his son in law, James Barley, to his daughter, Sarah wife of James Barley, for her lifetime, she keeping it in good and tenatable repair.
   After her death, then to her lawfully begotten children, as tenants in common, if more than one. In default of such heirs, then to his own right heirs, for ever.
   His house, barn, stable, yard, garden and piece of meadow or pasture, of about 10 acres and 5 acres of salt marsh, in Upchurch, late occupied by Thomas Mancer, to his son, Thomas Ongley Miles, for life, he keeping it in good and tenantable repair. After his death, to all is lawfully begotten children, as above. In default of heirs, to his own right heirs.
   His goods, chattels, rights, credits, ready money, securities for money, plate, linen, china and personal estate and effects, after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs, to the children of his son, Luke, Thomas, James and his daughter Sarah Barley, equally shared.
   His two sons, Luke and James and good friend, John Packman of Upchurch, Yeoman, are his executors.
   Witnesses: J. Hinde, William Lyng and John Hinde, Junior.
   Proved 28th April 1781

59.   Headstone, East Section, Close to Chancel


John MILES 17++

In Memory of JOHN MILES
Son of LUKE MILES of
this Parish died 21st June 17[  ]
in the 23rd Year of his Age ?
"I pass with joy in Heaven to see the King
with Angels and Archangels there to sing
Then Father mourn not Mother weep no more
I now die Rich that might have lived but Poor"

60.   Fragmentary Headstone, built into tower? From Rev Chare

[To the] Memory [of]
LUKE MILES of this Parish
[Yeo]man [w]ho departed this life
[   ] [August] 1794
Aged 47 Years

61.   Headstone, North Section

In
Loving Memory of
SARAH
the beloved Wife of
THOMAS MILLER
who died 21st October 1875
Aged 35 Years
Also three dear Children
"When on the Cross my Lord I saw
Nailed there by Sin of mine
Fast fell the burning tears but now
I'm singing all the time"
Also the above THOMAS MILLER
who died August 27th 1903
Aged 62 Years

H. M. Court of Probate Index
Thomas Miller was of Forge Lane and died at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester. Administration was granted to Henry Miller, a Labourer, value of the effects, "105 3s 6d

62.   Almost completely eroded fallen Headstone, East Section close to Chancel. From Rev Chare

Sacred
to the Memory of
RICHARD MITCHELL
Yeoman of this Parish
who died 7th June 1863
Aged 74 Years
Also
ELIZABETH SIMMONDS
Wife of the above
who died 30th November 1864
Aged 59 Years

MITCHELL see TANNER

63.   Small worn Headstone, East Section

In Memory of
[             ] BLACK
MISKIN of this Parish who
departed this life June? 19th
1786 Aged 18 Months
Also SUSANNA BLACK MISKIN
Daughter of [                       ] who
departed this life the 8th of
Nov 1800 Aged 18 Weeks
"The Great Jehovah full of love
An Angel bright did send
To fetch these little harmless Doves
To Joy that never ends"

64.   Pedestals and Cross, North Section

In Ever Loving Memory of
my dear Husband and Father
GEORGE MOOR
Born June 12th 1853
Died Oct 14th 1901
"A Voice is from our household gone, a Voice I loved is still
His Place is vacant on the hearth which never can be filled"

65.   Headstone, East Section. From Rev Chare

Sacred
to the Memory of
EDWIN MUDGE
who died 19th May 1859
Aged 78 Years
Also SOPHIA MUDGE
who died 30th May 1852
Aged 69 Years
"Tender Father and Mother Dear
Two faithful friends lie buried here
Free from envy, free from pride
So they lived and so they died"

Left issue two Sons and four Daughters
WILLIAM, JAMES DANIEL, MILDRED,
MARY, ELIZA and ELIZABETH

From 1858, the Church of England ceased to be responsible for probate and a new secular H. M Court of Probate was established

The will of Edwin Mudge is dated 12th April 1855 and is very brief.
   He was a Carpenter and Smith and died in Luton (Chatham). His executors were his sons, William of Upchurch, Carpenter and James Daniel of Upchurch, Carpenter and Wheelwright. He rented his the site of his business from Mr Hilton but built the workshop and forge himself, which he leaves to his son, James Daniel, who is also left all tools and implements. He desires all debts owing to him be collected and that all wood and iron in his yard and household furniture and effects be sold. After the payment of his debts, funeral and probate, the proceeds be divided into five equal parts. One share to son William, one to daughter, Mildred, one to daughter, Mary, one to daughter, Elizabeth and one to the children of his late daughter, Ann Caroline.
   The will was signed on behalf of Mudge, who must have been too weak even to make his mark, by William Green .  Witnesses: Henry Mitchell and William Austin
   Proved 9th July 1859

66.   Fallen, broken Headstone, West Section. Part from Rev Chare

In Affectionate Remembrance
of
JAMES THOMAS MUGGERIDGE
who died January 5th 1886
Aged 55 Year
"Blessed are the Dead which died in the Lord"
Also FLORENCE MUGGERIDGE
Daughter of the above
who died February 19th 1873
Aged 2 Years
Also ROSE MUGGERIDGE
Daughter of the above
who died December 24th 1872
Aged 1 Year
Also MARGARET ROGERSON
Grand Daughter of the above
who died June 12th 1885
Aged 12 Days
Also SARAH
Wife of the above J. T. MUGGERIDGE
who fell asleep December 29th 1898
Aged 65 Years
"[When thou passeth through the waters [             ]
I will be with thee and through the rivers
they shall not overflow thee
]"
Also JAMES MUGGERIDGE
who died [in Canada March] 23rd [1899]
Aged 40 Years

67.   Headstone, East Section, Buried. Inscription from Rev Chare

In Memory of
JOHN PALMER of this Parish
Yeoman who departed this life
[    ] of June 1785? Aged 37 Years
Left a Widow and Son
and Daughter Viz MARY and JOHN

68.   Headstone, East Section, Buried. Inscription from Rev Chare

In Memory of
ELIZABETH
Wife of JOHN PALMER
of this Parish Yeoman
who departed this life
the 21st of April 1803
Aged [   ] Years
"When in this World I did remain
My life was Sorrow Grief and Pain
But when the Lord he thought it best
He took me to a place of Rest"

69.   Headstone, East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN PALMER
of Sittingbourne
and formerly of this Parish
who died the 24th of Jany. 184[4]?
Aged 78 Years
Leaving a Widow, three Sons
and four Daughters
MARY Relict of the above
JOHN PALMER
who died March 5th 1866
in the 97th Year of her Age

PEARSON see CRISFIELD

70.   Double Headstone, South East Section. Part from Rev Chare

Here Lieth
the Body of
JOHN PELL
late of this Parish
Butcher who
departed this
life March the 7th
1737
Aged 66 Years
[                      ]
ELIZth PELL
late Wife of JOHN PELL of ys Parish
who dyed June ye 2nd 1724
Aged 47 Years
and [                ]
lyeth 2 Sons & 2
Daughters [viz] JOHN
[                    ]
[                   ]

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 9th March 1730 (1731)
John Pell of Upchurch, Butcher.
   He is sick and weak in body.
   His house, with outhouse, barn, stable, garden, orchard and several pieces of land, in Upchurch, in his occupation. Also his other house, with extras as above, in Upchurch occupied by Uriah Bolton, to his two sons, William and Thomas, for ever, equally shared as tenants in common, upon condition that they pay their sister, Elizabeth Pell, 100 when she is 21 or day of marriage if earlier. In default, she may distraint the properties until she receives the money. Also upon condition, that the sons pay their mother, Elizabeth who is now pregnant, 8 per annum for the child she is carrying and for her while she remains his widow, if the child dies his wife to have 5 per annum, for life, for as long as she remains his widow.
   If his sons default, then his wife can distraint the property to obtain the money.
   If the child she is carrying is a male and shall attain the age of 14, he gives him 20 to put him apprentice to a good trade or business. If he lives to 21 years he gives him an extra 30 and 13 of the 30 during his apprenticeship.
   If his wife is carrying a female child, the child to have 50 at 21 years of age or day of marriage if earlier.
   His wife to have the use of his house, goods and linen until she gives birth and for one month after or until she is able to go out of the house.
   His son William who is his executor shall find out of his father's estate personal estate for his mother's and child or children, one month after the delivery, good and sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging and other necessities, payment for the same.
   The rest and residue of ready money, securities for money, debts owed on bonds, bills, mortgage, judgements and all other debts, credits, rings, plate, linen, stock, corn, hay and personal estate (his debts, funeral and probate costs, first paid), to his two sons, William and Thomas, equally shared, for ever. William is sole executor. The guardianship and education of son Thomas, will be in the hands of brother in law, John Banks of Sittingbourne, Grocer and, testator wants him to make an inventory of his personal estate. Banks to be reimbursed by son William.
   Witnesses: R. Webb, William Russell and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 14th June 1737

71.   Headstone, South East Section. From Rev Chare

Here lies the Body of
THOMAS PELL
Son of JOHN
and ELIZh PELL
of this Parish
who departed this
life August ye 4th 1745
Aged 23 Years

72.   Headstone, South East Section. Part from Rev Chare

[Here lieth ye Body of]
WILLIAM PELL Butcher of
this Parish who departed this
life the 24th of October 1745
in ye 40th Year of his Age
Left MARY his Wife and issue by her
3 Sons and 2 Daughters WILLIAM, JOHN, JAMES,
MARY & FRANCES
"Farewell Dear Wife now I depart ?
He who once was one by God's decree
But now cold Earth it is my bed
Till Christ shall raise me from the dead"

73.   Headstone, North East Section

In
Memory of
ROBERT Son of
JOHN & ELIZABETH PELL
who died 24th October 1827
Aged 15 Days
Also WILLIAMS (sic)
who died 7th September 1830
Aged 4 Years 4 Weeks

Rear
Likewise
WILLIAMS HENRY
who died 28th October 1831
Aged 24 Days

74.   Headstone, East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN WILLIAMS (sic)
Eldest Son of
JOHN and ELIZABETH PELL
of Howfield near Canterbury
who died November 6th 1866
Aged [4]1 Years

75.   Headstone, West Section

In
Loving Memory of
ANNIE
Wife of JAMES REED for sometime
Schoolmaster in this Parish
who fell asleep in Jesus
November 3rd 1884
Aged 27 Years
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the Shadow of Death I will fear no evil for
thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me"

ROGERSON see MUGGERIDGE

76.   Headstone, East Section

In Memory of
WILLIAM SAYWELL
of this Parish he departed
this life November 25th 1764
Aged 48 Years

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd July 1764
William Saywell of Upchurch, Victualler.
   He charges his real estate with the payment of his debts and legacies.
   He gives to his niece, Mary Saywell, daughter of his brother, Abraham Saywell of Upchurch, 30 when she is 21.
   To his wife Ann, 20 within six months after his death.
   To nephew William Saywell, son of brother Abraham, the residue of his money, household goods and chattels, securities for money [ready?] money and goods after his legacies are paid.
   He appoints his cousin, William Saywell sole executor and appoints good friend, Luke Miles of Upchurch, Farmer, executor in trust, to see everything is done according to his will.
   Signs will with his mark X
   Witnesses: John Elvy and John Leadgater
   Proved 29th November 1764

77.   Pedestals and Cross, West Section

In
Loving Memory of my
dearly loved Husband
GEORGE WILLSON
SELLEN
who died whilst on active service
at Harrismith South Africa
Decr 16th 1900 Aged 30 Years
"Soldier Rest thy Warfare O'er
Rest in Sleep that knows no Waking
Far away 'neath Africa's shore
For the last Reveille waiting"

H. M. Court of Probate Index
George Sellen was of Boughton, near Faversham and a Private in in the Grenadier Guards. Administration was granted to his widow, Agnes, value of effects, 130

78.   Coped Stone, West Section Extremely Eroded. From Rev Chare

North Side
[                                            ]
WILLIAM SOLOMON died July 27th 1872 Aged [ ] [Y]ears
"In the Hope of Eternal Life [                         ]"
[Also] ELIZA Widow of the above who died March 20th 1880 Aged 69 Years

South Side
[Also] MARY ANN [Daught]er of WILLIAM and ELIZA SOLOMON
of Gore in this Parish who departed this life January 5th 1857 Aged [  ]6 Years
"As thy Days so shall thy Strength be" Deut. Ch 33 V 25

H. M. Court of Probate Will Dated 29th December 1871
William Solomon of Upchurch, Farmer.
   To his wife, Eliza, for life, the furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, prints, pictures and other household effects.
   The rest and residue of his personal estate and all real estate, to his brother Henry of Thong, Shorne, son, Stanley and nephew, William Solomon, upon trust, to sell his real estate and personal estate not consisting of money. Trustees can postpone the sale until they think it advantageous.
   Trustees to pay his debts, funeral and probate costs and invest rest of money from the sale of his estate in Parliamentary Stocks, Public Funds or Real Estate, income from this to his wife. After her death, the estate to be equally divided between son, Stanley and daughter, Susan Dodd, the latter's share to be free from control of her present or any future husband.
   Trustees can carry on the farming business and appoint a manager and increase or diminish production as they think fit.
   His trustees are his executors.
   Witnesses: Martha Dutnall, Servant to the testator and A. A. Arnold, Solicitor of Rochester.
   Proved 30th September 1872

79.   Headstone, East Section

Sacred
to the Memory of MARY Wife of
JOHN TANNER
Shipwright of His Majesty's Yard
Sheerness
who died the 25th? of October 17[88]*
Aged 27 Years
Likewise her infant
"Stop Stranger examine well this tomb
T'was built for one but lately taken home
Loving Wife, Friend beloved by all
God sent the Summons, they obeyed the call"

80.   Headstone, East Section. This Headstone is buried and very worn, so the inscription is from Rev Chare



James TANNER 1799

Sacred to the Memory of
JAMES TANNER
who departed this life
the 17th February 1799
Aged [   ] [Years]
Likewise ELIZABETH TANNER
Wife of the above
who departed [this life]
the 6th June 1799
Aged 69 [Years]
"Prudent in her [                 ]
Tender Mother and Faithful [Wife]
Well Respected and Remem[bered]
By her Friends and Children Dear"
Also eleven Children of the above
Viz WILL died June 26th 1755 Aged 1 Month
WILL HUGGINS May 8th 1759 Aged 1 Year 2 Months
JACOB Feb 6th 1769 Aged 5 Years 3 Months
MARY March 19th 1773 Aged 14 Years 1 Month
ELIZABETH May 3rd 1777 Aged 21 Years 1 Month
SARAH May 23rd 1777 Aged 16 Years
MARY ANN Dec 29th 1779 Aged 3 Years 8 Months
JANE June 15th 1783 Aged 26 Years
JACOB June 15th 1785 Aged 13 Years 10 Months
MARY Oct 28th 1788 Aged 19 Years
WILLIAM Nov 27th 1788 Aged 17 Years 1 Month

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 30th June 1794
James Tanner of Upchurch, Yeoman.
   His house, garden and about 3 acres of land in Upchurch in his occupation, to his wife, Elizabeth, for life and after her death, to his two sons, John and Joseph, for ever, as tenants in common.
   To his sons and daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Jackson, 5 shillings each paid at his funeral.
   The rest and residue of his goods, chattels, rights, credits, ready money, securities for money, personal estate and effects (after payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs), to his wife, for life. After her death, he gives 20 each to his grand daughters Elizabeth and Mary Jackson, this to be paid within 3 months of his wife's death.
   Residue of his personal estate and effects to his 2 sons, equally shared.
   His wife is sole executor.
   Witnesses: J. Hinde, J. Hinde, Junior and Robert Hinde
   Proved June 21st 1799 Value of goods, chattels and credits less than 100.

81.   Headstone, East Section

Sacred to the Memory of
JOHN TANNER of this Parish who departed
this life the 20th of April 1803?
Aged 37 Years
Left a Widow and one Daughter
Viz JANE
"Farewell Vain World my Friends adieu
My Call is come I must leave you
Guard well your steps, Youth in your Prime
None know how soon the Appointed Time
Then be Sincere your Actions Just
And in your Maker put your Trust"
Also Mrs JANE MITCHELL
died on the 16th of June 1828
Aged [?] Years
Also ROBERT and THOMAS FAUCHION
Grandsons of the above who
died in their infancy

82.   Broken and Fallen Headstone, North Section. From Rev Chare

In
Loving Memory
of my Dear Husband
ALEXANDER TASSELL
who fell asleep August 31st 1915
Aged 37 Years
"Thy Will be Done"

TONG see TRESS

83.   Fallen Headstone, North West Section. Part from Rev Chare

[                      ]
WILLIAM TRESS
who died February 25th 1862
Aged 64 Years
Also MARY
Wife of the above
who died November 6th 1873
Aged 67 Years
Also JESSE
Son of the above
who died March 21st 1882
Aged 51 Years
Also two children who died
in their infancy
Also GEORGE
Son of the above
who was cut to pieces by an express
train whilst attempting to cross a
level crossing near Newington
[June 6th] 1892
Aged 60 Years
[Also] ANN [ANDRES ?]
[Daughter of the above]
[who departed this life]
May 24th 1898
Aged 50 Years
Also CAROLINE
Daughter of the above
and Wife of STEPHEN TERRY TONG
who died March 29th 1895
Aged 55 Years
Interred in Bexley Heath Cemetery

H. M. Court of Probate Index
William Tress, who died intestate, was a Labourer. Administration was granted to his widow Mary Tress, effects value under 300.

84.   Headstone, North West Section

In Loving Memory
of
ESTHER
the beloved Wife of
JOHN TRESS
died September 30th 1903
Aged 64 Years
Also JOHN WILLIAM Son of the above
who was drowned in the Thames
October 17th 1883 Aged 19 Years
Also JOHN TRESS Husband of the above
who died June 2nd 1918 Aged 82 Years
Also JAMES WILLIAM HUBBARD
who was drowned at sea off H.M.S. Lark
on the 16th February 1918 Aged 23 Years

H. M. Court of Probate Index
John Tress (died 1918) of 25 Station Road, Rainham, administration to Emma Victoria Hubbard, wife of James Hubbard. Effects value, 159 16s 5d

85.   Grey Stone Chest Tomb, East Section


Benjamin TROWTE 1623

This tomb, which has no surviving inscription, is reputed to be the
tomb of Benjamin Trowte, who died in 1623, this monument
certainly fits this period. However, his will has survived.

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 23rd October 1623 (See Appendix)
Although this concise version which is taken from the registered copy, which was entered into a large book, in 1623 and is in very good condition, I have had difficulty reading some personal and place names, for which I apologise.
Benjamin Trowte of Upchurch.
He is sick in body.
   He gives the house he now lives in, with orchard and garden, to his wife, Joane, for life and after her death, the house goes to Thomas Pett, his brother (in law?), for ever.
   His other house near Emsand? Forstal and two orchards there belonging, also to Thomas Pett, for the lifetime of testator's wife, Joane, Pett to pay the latter, 20 shillings per annum . If he does not pay, the executors can let the house to produce to 20 shillings per annum.
   He gives 20 acres of land by Church ( ? ), which he bought from S( ? ) Lydgan and Joane his wife, to Thomas Pett and his brother William Pett, equally shared, for their lives. They are to pay from this land, 10 shillings per annum to Rebecca Foule or Fowle his niece and after her death, to Alexander Foule or Fowle, her son, for his life, he paying for ( ? ) years in five dozen loaves for the poor of Upchurch. The bread to be distributed in the church porch, by the Minister, Churchwardens and Overseers, on Maundy Thursday and the Saturday before Michaelmas.
   He gives his half of a salt marsh with the privileges, called Slingfield? , to William Pett for the term left on the lease.
   To Thomas Pett, his best hat and breeches; to William Pett, his g??mans coat and rest of his apparel.
   His clock?, with all furniture belonging, to William Bownes?
   To each of his God children, Mary Pett, Joane Billarowe?, and Alice Coule?, a ewe at Michaelmas next after his death, at the discretion of his executors. To Rebecca Foule of Fowle, ten ewes at Michaelmas, next after his death.
   He desires Thomas Pett to pay 40 shillings and William Pett to contribute money from land he has been given to purchase a large tomb stone to ( ? ) his son and himself to be placed on his grave within 2 or 3 years of his death.
   He gives Thomas Pett 12 bushels of ( ? ) to be delivered to him with 3 months of his death.
   His bedstead and furniture in his chamber and table and forms in the hall and two chests in in his chamber remain in the house after his death.
   To ( ? ) poor by name, Goodwife Conte ?, 12 pence, to William Bourne, 12 pence, ( ? ). 12 pence, to Joseph Keale ?, 12 pence, to Widow Budle and Joane Blessenden, 12 pence, to Mrs Bennett, 12 pence, to widow Dame Bartlett, 12 pence, to Joane Egarnel ?, 12 pence, to Widow Bantren ?, and widows of John and Jonas ?, Barabee ?, 12 pence each, to John Browne, 12 pence, to John Reinley ( and Joane) ?, his wife, 12 pence. To those who carry him to the church, 12 pence each and 12 shillings for his funeral sermon which he desires Mr Parker, Vicar of Lower Halstow, to preach.
   Rest of his goods ( ??????) to his wife, Joane, who is his executor.
   Only one witness: Thomas Parker
   Proved 10th November 1623

86.   Headstone, North West Section

In Memory
of
GEORGE ALFRED TUMBER
who died May 18th 1909
Aged 28 Years
"Year by Year the bells so softly
O're his grave sweet music pour
Where the dust of Saints is Garnered
Till the Master comes once more"

87.   "Rocks" and Cross, West Section

BEAUCHAMP ST. JOHN
TYRWHITT
Vicar of this Parish
1869-1886
Died November 20th 1897
aged 67 Years

88.   Headstone, East Section

In Memory of
ISAAC WALTER
of this Parish who departed this life
the 14th of October 1762 Aged 63
Years
(4 lines eroded verse)

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated18th April 1761
  
Isaac Walter of Upchurch, Yeoman.
   He appoints his nephew, Walter Harris of Teynham, sole executor.
   His debts, funeral and probate costs to be first paid.
   To his nephew, Benjamin Fostin, (the son of his late sister, Elizabeth Fostin, late of Cranbrook, Widow), a Marine in H.M. Service, 5 to be paid if he comes and demands it from his executor but not otherwise.
   To nephew, Isaac Fostin, 20; to nephew, Thomas Fostin, who is his Godson, 25.
   To John Carr of St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Southwark, Hatter and William Carr of the same place, Victualler, 5.
   To his niece Anne Harris, 100.
   All his real estate in Upchurch or elsewhere in Kent, to his nephew and executor, Walter Harris, for ever.
   Rest and residue of goods, chattels, rights, credits, and personal estate after payment of his debts and legacies, to nephew, Walter Harris, absolutely.
   Witnesses: Thomas Field, John Field and Robert Taylor
   Proved 6th November 1762

89.   Coped Stone, South West Section

STEPHEN VESEY WALTER
Born June 5h 1830 died July 20th 1855
Aged 25 Years
"And this is the Life Eternal that they may know Thee
the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent"

---------------------
ELIZABETH WALTER
Born May 11th 1798 Died
Aged 71 Years
" I am the Resurrection and the Life
 he who believes in Me, though he were dead,
 yet shall he Live"

90.   Headstone, East Section

In
Memory of
WILLIAM WISE
of Sittingbourne
who died Sept. 21st 1872
Aged 72 Years
Also HARRIETT
Widow of the above
WILLIAM WISE
who died October 6th 1883
Aged 82 Years

H. M. Court of Probate Will
William Wise of Sittingbourne, Coachbuilder.
   His executors are Robert Palmer of Minster, Sheppey, Farmer, George Payne of Sittingbourne, Brewer and William Francis Wise of Sittingbourne, Coachbuilder, the son.
   To his wife, Harriet, his furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes, other household goods, chattels and effects, she may chose for her own use and disposal.
   Also to his wife, his 4 freehold houses at the east end of Sittingbourne, on the south side of the High Street, occupied by Benjamin (    ?    ), William Chapman, John Turner and John Burton, for her lifetime. After he death, he gives the 3 houses occupied by Benjamin ( ? ), William Chapman and John Burton, to his son Henry Wise, (now of Queensland, Australia), for ever, but if the latter dies in the lifetime of his mother, leaving no children, then the 3 houses to son, William Francis Wise, for ever.
   The house occupied by John Turner, after the death of testator's wife, will go into the residuary of his real estate.
   To his wife, an annuity of 10, for life, charged on his residuary real estate.
   Residue and remainder of real and personal estate and effects, to son William Francis, subject to payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs and the annuity to his wife.
   Witnesses: W.J. Harris of Sittingbourne and R. Clapson of Sittingbourne
   Proved 3rd December 1872

91.   Headstone, North West Section

In
Loving Memory of
JOSEPH WITHERDEN
who died November 17th 1897
Aged 75 Years
"Thy Will be Done"
Also ELIZA
Wife of the above
of Holywell House Upchurch
who died March 7th 1899
Aged 72 Years
"Safe in the arms of Jesus
I know on whom I've cast my care
And through death my Soul will bear
To mansions of eternal day
And will my envy tear away"

92.   Large Pedestal, on large plot, West Section


Harriott WOODRUFF 1834

South Side
Sacred
to the Memory
HARRIOT
Relict of
CUMBERLAND WOODRUFF
who's remains are deposited
in the family vault at
Beaksbourne in this County
She departed this life
December 23rd 1834
in the 88th Year of her Age

East Side
Sacred
to the Memory of
the Revd. JOHN WOODRUFF
For 6 Years Curate and 34 Years
Vicar of this Parish
Here he continuously resided
he died at Upchurch
February 18th 1869
Aged 64 Years

West Side
Sacred
to the Memory of
EDWARD WINTHROP
WOODRUFF
eldest Son of the above named
JOHN WOODRUFF
Vicar of Upchurch
Born December 11th 1845
Died May 3rd 1892

Reverend John Woodruff was a pioneer Archaeologists, particularly in relation to the Romano-British potteries at Upchurch, many specimens of this pottery are in Rochester Museum

93.   Tall Cross on Pedestal, West Section

In Loving Memory of
FRANCES WOODRUFF
Widow of the Rev JOHN WOODRUFF
formerly Vicar of this church
who died 13th Sept 1894 Age 79 Years

94.   Cross on Pedestal, West Section

In Ever Loving Memory of
CUMBERLAND HENRY WOODRUFF
who departed this life
on 4th October 1904 Aged 57
"I believe verily to see the Goodness of the Lord
in the Land of the Living [     ?     ]"

95.    Headstone, North West Section

Sacred
to the Memory of
SARAH the Wife of
FRANK WOOLLETT of this Parish
who died October 23rd 1900
Aged 37 Years
"Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour
as ye think not the Son of Man cometh"

96.   Red Cross on Pedestal, West Section

Sacred
to the Memory
of my dear Husband
THOMAS WRAIGHT
who died
October 22nd 1912
Aged 58 Years
"They shall receive a Glorious Kingdom
and a Beautiful Crown from the Lord's hand"

Also EMMA FRANCES WRAIGHT
Wife of the above
who died November 16th 1948
in her 92nd Year "At Rest"

H. M Court of Probate Index
Thomas Wraight of Vine Cottage, The Street. Retired Grocer, administration granted to his widow, Emma Frances. Effects valued at 1,015 10s

Wraight was also a baker and sub Post Master, running the Post and Telegraph Office. He was a talented billiards player and was the Kent Association Billiards Champion in the year of his death.

 

APPENDIX
The present (December 2020) Tier 3 "Lockdown" caused by the pandemic, has prevented me from obtaining further documents, so I am listing the references here.

97.   GRINNELL, There are Inventories for both John Senior and John Junior. John Senior, PRC/10/71/197 and John Junior, PRC/10/71/196 at the County Archives at Maidstone Library.

Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Dated 13th December 1637
John Grennell the Younger, Yeoman.
   To his wife, Anne, 60, bedstead in his best chamber, the feather bed, feather and flock bolster and two feather pillows, the condelott?, and ? blankets, all on the bedstead, four pillow coates, six pairs of sheets, two dozen napkins, two table clothes, the trunk in the parlour, the box and chest his wife brought (on their marriage), four middling platters, "which were before given her".
   To the child she is now pregnant with, either male or female, 100 at the age of 21. Concerning the education of that child, his executor is to allow his wife, 5 and bring it up until it is 14. His executor can take the child away, " if it be not well used".
   To the poor of the parish of Upchurch, 10 shillings, to be distributed by his executor, who is his brother, Richard, at his discretion on the day of his burial. His father, John, is to be overseer of the will.
   Witnesses: Christopher Collard and the mark of Christopher Poore
   Proved 19th February 1637 (1638 in modern calender)

98.   Groombridge
. Reverend Chare, (1978), records a foot-stone in the East Section, R.G.
                                                                                                                                          1756

This should be Robert Groombridge, whose will was proved in 1757, reference, PRC/16/423 (G/1), in Kent Archives.

99.   Trowte
, Benjamin Trowte's widow, Joane, left a will, reference, PRC/16/176 (T/6)
Their are Inventories for both Benjamin and Joane, Benjamin: PRC/10/55/72 and Joane: PRC/10/54/38, also in the County Archives.

Index of names   Upper Case names mostly from gravestones, lower case names mostly from wills etc

Acworth 41
Alexander 37
ALLEN 8a
Amhurst 6
ANDERSON 8a
ANDRES? 83
Andrews 6
APPS 9
Arnold 78
Austin 65

BAKER 8a
BANFIELD 8a
Banks 70
Bantren? 85
Barabee? 85
BARKELL 13
BARLEY 11, 12
Barley 58
Barnes? 12
BARNS 10
Bartlett 85
BEAUCHAMP 86
BELSEY 14
BENEFIELD 15
Bennett 30, 85a
BETTS 8a
Bexleyheath
   Cemetery 93
Billarowe? 85
BLACK 63
Blessenden 85
BLEWITT 8a,17
BOAKES 8a
Bolton 70
Bourne 85
Bownes? 85
Brameres? 3
BRANN 16
Briggs 41
Brooke 41
BROWN 8a
Browne 85
Budle 85
Burton 41
Burton 90
Cantwell 12
Carr 88
CARTER 8a
CASTLE 18, 19, 20, 21
CASTLETON 22
CHAPMAN 23, 24, 90
CHURCH 25
Clapson 90
CLARK 8a, 26
Collard 3, 97
COOPER 1
COPPING 27
CORMAN 8a
CORNFORD 28, 29
Coule? 85
COZENS 30
CRISFIELD 31
CROUCH 32
CURNELL 33

Daniel 65
DAWSON 34
DENNIS 35, 36
DICKMEN 37
Dodd 78
Dutnall 78

EAST 53
EDMONDS 8a
Egarnel? 85
Elvy 76
ESSEX 2
EVEREST 38
FAUCHION 81
FAULKNER 8a
Fausett 12
Field 88
Fostin 88
Foule 85
Fowle 85
Francis 90

GANSDEN 8a
GODFREY 8a
GREEN 39
GREENSTREET 40
GRINNELL 3, 97
Groombridge 98
HADLOW 41
HALES 8a
HARMOR 42
Harris 12, 88, 90
HATTON 8a
Hawland 6
Hedgecock 41
Hilton 65
Hinde 37, 53, 58, 80
HINKLEY 43
HOARE 22
HODGES 8a
HOLLOWAY 44
HOPKINS 45
HUBBARD 46, 47, 84
HUGGINS 79
Hunt 6

IVORY 48
Jackson 80
Johnson 70

Keale? 85
KEMP 49
KERSLAKE 50
Kitchingham 6
KUTENIUS 51, 52

LAMB 8a
LAUDAMUS 8
Leadgater 76
LETTIS 53
Lydgan 85
Lyng 58

Mancer 58
MANNERING 54
Mansfield 47
MARSH 8a, 55
MASTERS 56
Matson 6
MERCER 8a
MILES 57-60, 76
MILLER 61
MILTON 8a
MISKIN 23, 63
MITCHELL 62, 81
Monckton 6
MOOR 64
Morgan 23,, 41
MUDGE 65
MUGGERIDGE 8a, 66
Murton 6
NEWBERRY 21
NEWMAN 8a

Ongley 58

PACKMAN 4, 53, 58
PAIGE 8a
PAKER 8a
PALMER 67- 69, 90
Pannet 3
Parker 85
Passon 3
Payne 90
PEARSON 23, 31
PEEK 5
Peerce 3
PELL 70, 71, 72, 73
Perry 6
Pett 3, 85
Polley 3
Poore 97
Prall 47
Prideax 6

REED 75
Reinley 85
ROBINSON 8a
ROGERSON 66
Russell 70

SAYWELL 76
SEAMER 8a
SELLEN 77
SIFLETT 8a
SIMMONDS 8a, 62
SIMMONS 57
SKETCHLEY 8a
Smith 3
SOLOMON 78
South 23
ST JOHN 86
STAPLETON 8a
STED[ ? ] 32

 

TANNER 79, 80, 81
TASSELL 82
Taylor 12, 88
Tew? 6
THURLEY 8a
TONG 83
TRESS 83, 84
Trowte 85, 99
Tucker 6
TUMBER 8a, 86
Turner 90
TYRWHITT 86

Vant 23
VESEY 6, 89
WALTER 6, 88, 89
Webb 70
Whitmore 6
WHITNELL 8a
Williams 53
Wills 18
WILLSON 77
WINTHROP 92
WISE 90
Wit???vy 3
WITHERDEN 91
WOODRUFF 7, 8, 92,
   93, 94
WOOLLETT 95
WRAIGHT 96

YOUNG 2a, 23
Places
Beaksbourne 92
Bermondsey, St Mary
   Magdalene 88
Borden 6
Borden Parsonage or Hall 6
Boughton, nr Faversham 77
Brenchley 32

Canada 66
Chatham 23, 41
Cranbrook 88

Dartford 33

Halstow 37, 53
Hartlip 6
Howfield near Canterbury 74

 

Lower Halstow 12,12,23,37,85
Luton, Chatham 65

Maidstone 6, 23
Marden 6
   Bridge House 6
Margate 41
Minster, Sheppey 90

New Brompton (Gillingham)
   Cleaveland House, Napier
      Road, 30
Newberry Castle of
   Newberry Cottage 21
Newington 3, 6, 83
North Chappell?, Surrey 3

Portsmouth 37
Queensland, Australia 90
Queston? 6
Rainham 3, 6
   25 Station Road 84

Rochester 41, 78
   St. Bartholomew's
       Hospital 61
   Rochester Museum 92
   St Margaret's parish 12
Ruckinge 6

Sheerness 41
Sittingbourne 69, 90
Slingfield?, salt marsh 85
South Africa, Harrismith 77
Southwark 88

Teynham 88
Thong, Shorne 78
Tutham, West Farleigh 6

Upchurch 12, 23, 53
   Brooke 3
   Brooke Forstall 3
   Emsand? Forstal 85
   Forge Lane 61
   Gore 33
   Gore 6
   Gore Farm 3, 6, 29
   Holywell House 91
   Horsham Farm 3
   Norwood? 3
   Rose Cottage, Forge Lane 55
   Vicarage Road 36
   Vine Cottage, The Street 96
Miscellaneous
Agricultural Blacksmith 55
Agricultural Labourer 36
Archaeologists 92

baker 96
Barge Owner 47
Billiards Champion 96
bread 85
Brewer 90
Butcher 70, 72

Carpenter 65

Clerk 51
Clerks 41
Coachbuilder 90
Crown Inn 23
Curate 6
Curate 92

Draper 30
express train 83

Farmer 41, 47, 76, 78, 90
forge 65
Foster Mother? 42
France 17

Gentleman 41, 53
Grenadier Guards 77
Grocer 23, 30, 41, 70, 96

Hatter 88

Labourer 61, 83
Landlord 23
level crossing 83
Lieut 14

Marine 88
Merchant 18
Miller 37
Newington 16
His Majesty's Yard, 
   Sheerness 79

Parish Clark 36
Parsonage of Marden 6
Post and Telegraph Office 96

Private 77
R.N. 14

Rainham, 
   Ferndale, Broadwalk 18
Reverend 92
Romano-British potteries 92
Sawyer 37
Schoolmaster 75
Servant 32, 78
Sexton 51
ship H.M.S. Lark 84
Shipwright 79
Shoemaker 30
Smith 23, 65
Solicitor 6, 41, 47, 78
sub Post Master 96
Surgeon 6

Tanner 80
tools and implements 65

Vicar 85, 86, 92, 93
Victualler 23, 76, 88
Wheelwright 23, 65
Yeoman 3, 11, 12, 37, 53, 58,
    62, 67, 80, 88, 97

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