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Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Hinxhill, Kent.  Taken August 1890 by Leland L. Duncan.
                                                   
Typed up by Kevin Cordes, checked by Zena Bamping

Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 27th February 2008

In 2010 a new survey of the church and churchyard was completed by Helen Saint & Chris Goulding. They have produced a really first class listing, giving details of type of grave marker, the inscription, and drawn on Duncan's and Faussett's listings where it does not survive. Each grave has been photographed and a detailed location plan of the church and churchyard drawn up. Copies of their work have been lodged with the K.A.S. and K.F.H.S. for family and local historians to consult. They have kindly given permission for the extracted information below to be made available on this website for which we extend our thanks.

1.[A1] Raised plot with headstone (possibly fallen) depicting a hand holding a bunch of lilies with 'Tribute of Love' inscription below. Masons mark: Russell Ashford on bottom right corner of the raised grave. Sacred to the memory of Herbert William BLASKETT died 12th June 1949 aged 81. Also of Constance Mary Blaskett wife of the above died June 23rd 1938 aged 82 years. Reunited'.

2. [A2]
Headstone. On reverse footstone inscribed P.D 1841, W.G.D., M.D. (This inscription faces the back of the headstone). However on the other side of the footstone the inscription reads: T. Andrews 1808 - the location of this deceased headstone is B6. Beneath here lies the remains of Phoebe wife of Edward DRYLAND who died March 29th 1841 aged 72. They had twelve children (viz.) Edward, Wm., Gold Martha, Sarah, Richard, Mary, Margaret, Ann, Daniel, William, Frances, and George. Nine who are living Martha, Sarah, Richard, Mary, Ann, Daniel, William, Francis, and George. Go home dear husband and do not weep, Dear child don't shed a tear, I am not gone but just before, To meet my Saviour dear. Also Edward Dryland who died May 24th 1848 aged 81.
Footstone: W.G.D. on reverse of Dryland headstone.

3. [A3]
Raised plot. Headstone with ivy engraving on the top corners and 'Peace' in between. Masons mark: R.H. Russell Ashford can be seen in the bottom right corner of grave plot. In loving memory of my beloved wife Ada Mary GRANT at rest November 22nd 1948 aged 80. Rest in Peace. Also William Thomas Grant husband of the above died 15th January 1955 aged 85 years.

4. [A4]
War Grave. Royal Air Force. 903163 Sergeant E.E.C. Holmes Flight Engineer Royal Air Force 24th October 1942.

5. [A5]
Pointed arch headstone inscribed I.H.S. top centre. In loving memory of John GILBERT who departed this life on September 1st 1904 aged 84 years. Also of Mary Gilbert who entered in to rest December 17th 1889 aged 70 years. So he giveth his beloved sleep.

6. [A6]
Headstone decorated with scrolls at top. Footstone marked with initials T.B 1812 E.B. 18[37] [In the memory of] Thomas BROWN lived in the parish of Wye who departed this life [in the year] 1812 aged 68? years. Also of Ethelred daughter of the above Thomas Brown who departed this life [in] [Cant]erbury Dec 18[37]Aged 70 years.' Footstone marked with initials T.B 1812 E.B. 18[37]

7. [A7]
Headstone with two footstones on reverse. The footstones are concealed from view as they are facing the rear of the headstone.
In memory of George CLARKE [late of] Great Chart Yeoman who died 24th day of December 1789 aged 68 years. Also Mary wife of the above who died 6th day of April aged [75].

8. [A8]
Headstone with scrolls at top. Footstone: C.A. [1831] Sacred memory of Chittenden ANDREWS [of this parish died 5 December 1831.] Also wife [Susannah …..]

9. [A9]
Headstone [John AMOS of this parish died July 7 1804 aged 48. He left surviving a widow, four sons and two daughters - viz. Richard, Thomas, Elizabeth, John, William and Deborah Anne. Also] Elizabeth Amos [wife of the above John Amos died] 9th [June 1833] aged 82 years.

10. [A10]
Book shaped grave slab. Inscribed with the person particulars on the left side and a quotation on the right. Mary Edith CRANE called away July 1st 1958. Aged 5[4] Well done good and faithful servant.'

11. [A11]
Headstone. Engraved with a scroll and a rose in the left corner In loving memory of Bert Edward MILLS 17.8.1920 - 8.2.1990.

12. [A12]
Headstone In loving memory of Frank Robert Manoah NICKOLLS died 26th December 1974 aged 66 years. At Rest. Also his wife Elise May died 12 June 1989 aged 82 years nee LUCKHURST.

13. [A13]
Headstone engraved with I.H.S. in top centre. Two footstones on reverse: M.J.S. 1881 & W.S. 1889 Affectionate remembrance of Mary wife of William SMEED of Goodcheap Farm in this parish who died the 8th day of April 1881 aged 75 years. In hope of eternal life. Also of William Smeed who died at Ashford December 11th 1889 aged 86 years.

14. [A14]
Headstone. Footstone on reverse: M.C. 1791 [Mary wife of Edward CHITTENDEN died 17 June 1791 in her 45th year. Also the above Edward Chittenden died 2 May 1799 in his 69th year.]

15. [A15]
Headstone. Footstone on reverse: D.C. 1802. Daniel CHITTENDEN of this parish departed this life April 5th 1802 aged 80 years.

16. [A16]
Headstone. Footstone on reverse: J.G. 1791In memory of James GORHAM late of Aldington who died [26 June 1791 aged 24. Left issue by Mary his wife two children viz James and Hester]

17. [A17]
Headstone. Footstones on reverse: M.C. 1838 & A.C. 1822 In memory of Mary CHITTENDEN late of Brabourne. Relict of James GORHAM who died 28th of February 1838 in the 72nd year of her age. Also of Edward Andrew Chittenden son of James Chittenden and the above Mary who died 10th of March 1822 in the 22nd year of his age.

18. [A18]
Headstone in very poor condition. Footstone of reverse: J.M. 1868 NOTE: William May footstone next to churchyard main wall on north side: inscribed W.M. 1870. Sacred to Thy Memory of William MAY who [died September 18] 1870 [Also] Jane [wife of the] above who died August 10th 1868 aged 84 years.

19. [A19]
Headstone with two footstones on reverse: M.T. 1882 & T.T. 1903 Here rests until the day dawns Mary the beloved wife of Thomas TUCKER of Willesborough born July 21st 1814 died November 13th 1882. Also the above named Thomas Tucker who died at Stockwell, London January 28th 1903 aged 86 years. 34 years Master East Ashford Union.

20. [B1]
Headstone with flowers engraved at base. In loving memory of William S. BROWNE died 18th February 1972 aged 87. And his daughter Sheila Schmitt died 19th November 1973 aged 44. Interred Canada.

21. [B2]
Headstone in bush Joseph FRYE of Ashford, Kent who died January 30th 1878 aged 51 years. And of Eliza Deacon Frye his wife who died January 11th 1891 aged 69. Also of their sons William Thomas December 20th 1869 aged 21 years. And John Joseph who died October 9th 1881 aged 31. Also Henry White son of the above who died at Marseilles March 26th 1885? aged 27 years.

22. [B3]
Headstone, large and thick. In poor condition. Hourglass depicted on top left and a skull on the top right. [Daniel CHITTENDEN of this parish died December 18 1731 aged 42. Who left issue] by Martha his wife [three children] viz: [Dan: Martha: and Edward. Also Martha late wife of the above Daniel died December 6 1757] aged 58. [Who left issue by her surviving husband three children viz:] Robert, Mary, [and] William.

23. [B4]
Headstone Stephen STAINES and also Mary his wife of this parish who died March 22nd 1769 aged 71 years. She died November 7th [1774]. Aged 77 years. When winter age has seas'd our frame, there is no returning sun, these painful years soon glide away and death declares them done.

24. [B5]
Headstone in poor condition. [James Crell CHITTENDEN son] of John and Sarah Chittenden of [this] parish who died April [?] 1778 [aged] 9 months.

25. [B6]
Raised white cross. I.H.S. engraved in centre of cross. Mary wife of Thomas RICKETTS died June 26th 1887 aged 64 years. Buried on St. Peter's Day. Loving memory our mother.

26. [B7] Headstone. Vault. Tombstone. Footstone: T.A. 1808 In a vault beneath are interned the remains of Thomas ANDREWS late of Willesborough Gent., Obt. the 10th day of May 1808 aged 73 years. He left issue surviving by Susannah his second wife two sons and two daughters (viz.) Onslow, Jemima, Caroline, and Benjamin. Also left surviving by Eleanor his widow one son viz. Thomas.

27. [B8]
Headstone and Footstone: T.A. 1794 In loving memory of Thomas ANDREWS son of Thomas and Susannah Andrews of Willesborough died July 13th 1791 aged 4 years 11 months. Dear friends lament me no more, I'm gone but just a step before I'm gone from hence through Christ's love to join the blessed train above my time on Earth was short with thee prepared be to follow me. Also in memory of the above mentioned Susannah Andrews she died

28. [B9]
Headstone with hourglass, skull and flowers depicted at the top. Here lie the remains of Edward ANDREWS of this parish Gent: who died May 18 1754 aged 79 years. Who left issue by Mary his wife 5 Sons & one Dau: Viz. Tho: Ed. Jon. Mary, Will: & Benj: Also Mary of ye said Ed: and Dau: of Tho. HODGES Gent. died March 30th 1724 aged 45 years.

29. [B10]
Headstone with skull & crossed bones engraved in centre top. A spade and pickaxe are engraved on either side at the top. [In memory of Thomas ANDREWS who died the 18th of January 1773 aged 72 years also Martha wife of the above died the 9th of September 1789 aged 62 years. Left issue one son and two daughters viz: Chittenden, Martha and Mary.]

30. [B11]
Headstone. Raised plot. 'Fondly Loved and Deeply Missed' inscribed on the top. Stephen WHITEHEAD who died February 22nd 1882 aged 72 years. Elizabeth wife of the above who died November 30th 1883 aged 68 years. Too weak to pray but not too weak to trust Jesus Christ the same yesterday to day and forever.

31. [B12]
Headstone. In loving memory of John William MILLS 9.6.1917 - 15.1.1992.


32. [B13]
Headstone. In loving memory of Edward J. ROWLAND 'Ted' 1920-1994.

33. [B14]
Footstone inscribed with F.W.H 1941 F[rederick]. W[illiam] [HILLS]

34. [B15]
Headstone in bush. NOTE: Footstone is next to main churchyard wall on north side inscribed: M.C. 1837 Sacred to the memory of Mary daughter of Daniel and Frances CHITTENDEN of Blackwall in this parish who died February 9th 1837 aged 25 years + Inscription.

35. [B16]
Tomb surrounded by rails. A raised cross is on top of the tomb. In memory of Thomas ANDREWS of Canterbury Surgeon who died August 6th 1864 aged 59.

36. [B17]
Headstone. Vault. Footstone E.A. 1809. Sacred to the memory of Edward ANDREWS of Folkstone [sic] in this county Gent., who departed this life June the 18th 1809 aged 75 years.

37. [B18]
Headstone with a skull and crossbones engraved in the top centre. Inscription could not be read

38. [B19]
Headstone. Engraved with an endless snake crowned and an hourglass. Here lieth the body of Christopher ELVEY of this parish Gent. who died 19 of October 1714 in the 56 year of his age. Also the remains of Mary his wife [she died ye 8 of January 1768 in the 93 year of her age].

39. [B20]
Headstone. Engraved with a Cherubs face, wings and trumpets. In Memory of John WORGER late of Wye who died Feb. 27th 1768 in ye 80th year of his Age. Also near this place lieth his two Wives & 5 Children. Two wives and five children are buried near him though no gravemarkers exist.

40. [B21]
Headstone. Scrolls, Death's Skull and Wings engraved. Here lieth the body of Elizabeth COVENEY the widdow of Tho. Coveney of Hinxhill who departed this life ye 18th day of August 1687 in ye 55th year of her age.

41. [C1]
Altar Tomb decorated with the Wightwick Family Crest labelled 'Wightwick of Plumpton'. On the east end: 'The said George WIGHTWICK died June the 4th 1749 aged 66 years.' On south side of altar tomb: 'George, son of the said George Wightwick died February 16 1749 aged 28 years.' On south side of altar tomb: 'Frances daughter of ye said George and Frances Wightwick died January 28 1749 aged 35 years.' On the north side: 'Frances wife of the said George Wightwick died July 31 1726 aged 32.' On the north side: 'Mary daughter of George Wightwick, gentleman and Frances his wife died November 24 17[27] aged 7 months.' On the top of the tomb: 'his life … 1773 aged 63'.

42. [C2]
Headstone [Here lyeth] ye body of Robert WORGER of ye parish & Judeth his wife he died April [15?] 1713 aged 57 years. She died March 21st 1725 aged 57 years. They left issue 6 sons & 2 daughters: Eliz., Thos., John, Robt., Stephn., Judeth, Richd. & Edward.

43. [C3]
Headstone with two cherubs heads and wings. In Memory of Thomas SUTTON he died December 30th 1775 in his 63rd year of his age. He left issue 4 sons and 2 daughters viz: Judith, Rebecca, and William by a former wife. Thomas, John and Daniel by the latter. He was a kind husbd. and a tender father, a good Neighbour and sincere friend.

44. [C4]
Headstone In memory of Susanna relict of Thomas SUTTON late of Hampton who died 9 January 1801 aged 68. Left issue 3 sons Thomas, John and Daniel.

45. [C5]
Headstone. Footstone on Reverse: J.S. 1785 & J.S. 1786 In memory of John SUTTON late of Elham who died Jany.20th 1785 aged 76 years. Also of Jane his wife she died Decr. 10th 1786 aged 79 years. They left issue five daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, Jane & Rebecca.

46. [C6]
Headstone In memory of Stephen HERITAGE late of Broadmead in the parish of Folkestone who died September the 2nd 1828 aged 67 years. Also John Heritage father of the above who died February the 24th 1795 Aged 64 years. Likewise Mary wife of John Heritage who died November the 1st 1826 aged 91 years.

47. [C7]
Headstone with cherubs face with wings and trumpets. A spade and pick axe are depicted on the top right and a spade is depicted on the left. Footstone inscribed with J. M. 1773 In memory of John MOORE late of the parish of Hinxhill. He died 22 June 1773 aged 61 years. He left issue by Mary his wife 4 children 3 sons & 1 daughter: Elizabeth, David, Stephen & Will.

48. [C8]
Headstone as a book with Stephen's details on the right and Jane's details on the left. Engraving of a skull on the top left and a book encircled by a serpent. In memory of Jane MOORE wife of Stephen Moore daughter of John and Jane GOLDING who died October 29 1755 aged 62. In memory of Stephen Moore late of this parish who died May [ye 8th] 1778 aged [95] years.

49. [C9]
Stone coffin with a raised cross flory. Noted by Leland as Medieval & by Fauscett as Ancient.

50. [C10]
Headstone In loving memory of Alfred CHITTENDEN who died February 16th 1890 aged 52 years. His end was peace. Also of Mary wife of the above who died July 18th 1894 aged 57.

51. [D1]
Headstone. Footstone inscribed G.K. 1883 In memory of George KINGSLAND late of this parish who died at Willesborough August 11th 1883 aged 84 years of age.

52. [D2]
Flat Tomb In memory of Stephen FINN late of Willesborough died November 28th 1871 aged 59 years. His end was peace. Also Mary widow of the late Stephen Finn who died October 30th 1891 aged 85 years.

53. [D3]
Headstone In memory of Thomas WHITEWOOD who died March 21st 1881 aged 68 years. Also of Thomas Edward & Walter John ( children of the above) who died in their infancy. He left surviving Frances his widow, and two children: Margaret Kemp & Frances. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.

54. [D4]
Headstone inscribed with Andrews, Mason, Ashford in bottom right. Footstones on back, G.B. 1799 and H.B. 1827. To the memory of George BRENCHLEY of this parish who departed this life June 17th 1799 aged 59 years. Also of Hannah his wife who died 24th January 1827 aged 84. They had issue 13 children namely: Thomas, Ruth, Edward, James, David, Hannah, George, Elizabeth, Anna Maria, John, Mary, William & Daniel. Seven of whom survived them viz: Edward, James, David, Hannah, Elizabeth, John and William. Here lieth those who were in life a loving father and a virtuous wife free from env, hatred, and ambition happy are they who died in their condition.

55 [D5]
Headstone. Footstone on back inscribed E.B. 1851. Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BRENCHLEY Spinster late of the parish of Willesborough who died November 10th 1851 aged 75 years.

56. [D6]
Headstone with footstone on reverse inscribed S.B. 1880 Sacred to the memory of Sarah the beloved wife of Charles BULL of Willesborough who departed this life June 19th 1880 aged 68 years. I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Gal. 2.20.

57. [D7]
Headstone engraved with a rose plant at the centre top. Two footstones inscribed H.G. 1892 and R.G. 1901 Ruth wife of Thomas GILBERT who fell asleep April 29th 1901 aged 53. Also of Henry son of the above died December 12th 1892 aged 8 months.

58. [D8]
Headstone engraved with a fan at the centre top. Footstone S.S. 1867 Sacred to the memory of Sarah SMEED (of this parish) who died July 20th 1867 aged 86. Leaving issue three sons and one daughter (viz.) Charles, Thomas, John and Sarah. Farewell dear children a long farewell for we shall meet no more. Until we meet with Christ to dwell on Zions happy shore.

59. [D9]
Raised cross headstone In loving memory of Harriett GILBERT born May 10th 1879 died July 26th 1880. I, lovely, priceless, little gem placed in the Saviours diadem.

60. [D10]
Headstone. Footstone on reverse W.B. 1791 In memory of William BARRETT of this parish who died July 3rd 1791 aged 63 years. Who left issue by Mary his wife two daughters viz: Susanna and Mary.

61. [D11]
Headstone In memory of Mary wife of William BARRETT late of this parish who departed this life 22nd September 1800 aged 76 years. Adieu my friends and children dear … Be God … the world and … No more … shall I see. But hope in life …'

62. [D12]
Headstone. Footstone on reverse J.W. 1805 In memory of Joseph WRAIGHT of the parish of Little Chart who departed this life [November] the 2nd 1805 aged 24 years. An example worthy of the imitation of youth. [Inscription Illegible]

63. [D13]
Headstone with fallen footstone. In memory of Elizabeth the relict of [Joseph COLLINS died August 31 1787] aged 68 years ... left issue 3 … [Illegible]

64. [D14]
Headstone. Footstone J.W. 1826 Sacred to the memory of Judith WHITEWOOD wife of Thomas Whitewood late of this parish who departed this life July the 7th 1826 aged 80 years.

65. [D15]
Headstone. Footstone T.W. 1826 Sacred to the memory of Thomas WHITEWOOD late of this parish who departed this life February the 9th 1826 aged [86] years.

66. [D16]
Headstone with engraved cross on the left side. In loving memory of Mark Benny WHITLEY 1930 - 2001. A dear husband father and grandfather always in our thoughts and hearts. All is well. Josephine Ann Whitley 1940 - 2004 loving mother. Together again for eternity.

67. [D17]
Altar tomb with Iron Railings In memory of Jeffery MORPHEW of Ashley House in Cheriton near Folkestone formerly of this parish who died 29th August 1873 aged 75 years. In memory of Elizabeth wife of Jeffery Morphew who died 22nd July 1868 aged 75 years.

68. [D18]
Altar tomb with Iron Railings In memory of The Revd. John PHILPOTT M.A. Rector of Hinxhill 1837- 52 and Rector of Hinxhill with Brook 1852 - 95 who died 28th February 1895 Aged 86 years. Also of Elizabeth wife of Revd. John Philpott who died 6th February 1878 aged 69. Thomas Philpott died 1st November 1865 aged 55. Elizabeth Hoile his wife died 28 April 1881 Aged 73. In memory of Elizabeth relict of Thomas Philpott of Canterbury died at Hothfield July 15th 1869 in the 92nd year of her age having survived her husband 51 years. Looking for that blessed hope and the Glorious Appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
In memory of Elizabeth relict of Thomas Philpott of Canterbury died at Hothfield July 15th 1869 in the 92nd year of her age having survived her husband 51 years. Looking for that blessed hope and the Glorious Appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. In memory of The Revd. John Philpott M.A. Rector of Hinxhill 1837- 52 and Rector of Hinxhill with Brook 1852 - 95 who died 28th February 1895 Aged 86 years. Also of Elizabeth wife of Revd. John Philpott who died 6th February 1878 aged 69. Mary Ann Thorrton Born August 9th 1806 Died August 17th 1893.

69. [D19]
Flat altar tomb To the memory of George Ansell MURTON formerly of St. Leonards in the county of Sussex who died at Willesboro' the 8th day of April 1854 [in the 47th year of his age]. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first [and] best.

70. [E1]
Altar tomb with brick built sides and a flat stone on the top. A footstone located on the right hand side of the tomb inscribed: J.S. 1829 belongs with John Steddy Plot E Number 5. Here rests in hope of a blessed Resurrection the body of Susanna ye daughter of Edward ANDREWS of ye parish gent., who married to her first husband ye Revd Mr George JANUS of Littlebourne in the county by who she had one daughter who married Doctor John GRAY a very eminent phycisian of the city of Canterbury. The said Susanna married secondly Thomas BACK late of ye parish Gent., who died June 11th 1711 and left one son Thomas who lived to be 13 years of age. (She had a considerable share in those troubles and difficulties which attends humanity) but after a life of good conduct with relation both to temporal and spiritual matters, died as much like a Christian as she lived and into ye hands of her God, to whom she had long paid a constant devotion, she meekly resigned her humble soul November 22nd 1746 aged 69 years.

71. [E2]
Headstone with two skulls engraved either side at top. Also a crossed pickaxe is depicted in the centre top. Here lieth buried the body of Thomas BACK son of Thomas Back late of this parish Gent., and of Susanna. He departed this life Febr. 27th 1723 aged 13 years.

72. [E3]
Headstone with two skulls engraved either side at top. Also a scythe and an arrow are crossed in the centre top. Here lieth buried the body of Thomas BACK late of this parish Gent who left issue surviving by Susanna his wife one son. He departed this life June 11th day 1711 aged 35.

73. [E4]
Headstone. F.H. Russell. Ashford In loving memory of Nathaniel HILLS. At Rest. Nov. 1st 1955 aged 82.

74. [E5]
Headstone with a fan/sun engraved at top centre. His footstone is at E1 inscribed: J.S 1829 to the right hand side of the Back tomb. Sacred to the memory of John STEDDY late of this parish who departed this life the 30th day of March 1829 aged 68 years. Also of Mary relict of the above who departed this life the 13th day of September 1846 aged 83 years.

75. [E6]
Fallen Headstone. Footstone engraved A.H. [1894] Sacred to the memory of John STEDDY late of this parish who departed this life the 30th day of March 1829 aged 68 years. Also of Mary relict of the above who departed this life the 13th day of September 1846 aged 83 years,

76. [E7]
Headstone. F. H. Russell, Ashford. Footstone engraved W.H. 1870 Sacred to the memory of Ann daughter of William and Ann HILLS of Naccolt who died December 26th 1894 aged 77 years. The Lord your God hath given you rest. Joshua 1.13

77. [E8]
Headstone. Footstone engraved A.H. 1862 Sacred to the memory of William HILLS of Naccolt who died January 6th 1870 aged 82 years.

78. [E9]
Tomb [no railings] [James] JEFFREY late of Naccolt, [Wye, who died at Smarden December 5th 1872 aged 55.] Our times are in thy hands.

79. [E10]
Fallen Headstone with I.H.S. engraved at the top with the words 'Watch and Pray' surrounding it, The lettering is all in red for all text on the grave stone. Beneath is a flat tomb. Emily the beloved wife of Richard HILLS of Naccolt Farm, Wye, who died July 28th 1875 aged 49 years. Awake thou that sleepeth arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5.14.V.

80. [E11]
Fallen Headstone with I.H.S. engraved at the top with the words 'Thy will be Done surrounding it'. The IHS is in red text. In loving remembrance of William Henry only child of Richard and Emily HILLS of Naccolt Farm, Wye, who died Febry. 27th 1874 in his ninth year.

81. [E12]
Fallen Headstone. In shared raised plot with Harriett Smith. In loving memory of Sally CHAPMAN who passed away May 16th 1917. Rest in peace.

82. [E13]
Headstone. Masons Mark: F.H. Russell. Ashford. In shared raised plot with Sally Chapman. In loving memory of Harriett SMITH who passed away Nov. 22nd 1923 aged 84. Rest in peace.

83. [E14]
Flat tomb with headstone and rails. Headstone engraved with I.H.S. at the top with the words 'He taketh away' surrounding it. Richard HILLS late of Naccolt Farm, Wye, died May 23rd 1893 aged 79. Be ye ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh. Matt xxiv, 44.

84. [E15]
Book headstone. Elizabeth Posingham inscription is on the left and Elizabeth Green on the right. Top of headstone is two skulls, one on either side, with flowers engraved two in the centre top and one on each side. Here lieth ye body of Elizabeth wife of George POSINGHAM late of Bethersden who died Aug the 18th 1741 aged 57 years. Here lieth therin the body of Elizabeth GREEN who died 14th of May 1745 aged 91 years.

85. [E16]
Flat tomb with headstone and rails. Headstone engraved with IHS at the top with the words. In loving remembrance of Henry HILLS late of Naccolt Farm, Wye, died 4th May 1904 aged 74 years. Our sufficiency is of God. H.Corinthians III.C.5V

86. [E17]
Headstone with ivy decoration top centre. In loving memory of our dear mother Julia NEWTON who departed this life June 2nd 1917 aged 62 years. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

87. [E18]
Altar tomb. Hear: Lyeth: the: Body: of: [George]: HOMESBYE: the: son: of: Tho: Homesbye: buried: December: the: 16th: 1688: in: the: 69th: year: of: his: age.

88. [E19]
Raised stone cross. Mary Hoile KENNETT born March 19th 1816 Died Decr. 1st 1891.

89. [F1]
Flat tomb decorated with a cross in top centre. Eva Minnia Georgina BILLINGTON only surviving daughter of Constance and George Moyle Billington Late Lieutenant Colonel 6th Inskilling Dragoons Born 19th September 1874 Died 16th November 1949. Ex umbirs et Imaginibus in veritatem.

90. [F2]
Raised plot with Raised Stone Cross headstone. Eileen Marguerite Wyndham GREEN called to rest April 14th 1952 R.I.P.

91. [F3]
Large raised plot. Headstone shaped like a scroll at head of the plot. Wedged block at foot of plot containing Mabel Miles inscription. In lasting and loving memory of Alfred Henry MILES past over Feb. 17th 1943 aged 30 years. Also Alfred Miles called to rest June 18th 1956 aged 79. Mabel Gertrude Miles wife of Alfred Miles called to rest June 10th 1967 aged 90.

92. [F4]
Raised plot with a pillar in the centre. Masons Mark: Russell, Ashford inscribed on bottom left corner marker.
In loving memory of Clementina Lucy MILES at rest September 28th 1959.

93. [F5]
Raised plot with a cross headstone. On plinth at foot of plot Gwenllian Amy GREEN called to rest on 12th June 1940 R.I.P. Richard Harry Green called to rest 6th May 1942 R.I.P. Graham Harry Wyndham Green 1892-1965 R.I.P.

94. [F6]
Raised plot with a mounted cross flory headstone. In loving memory of Lilian Delmar LINDLEY born 25th September 1865 passed onward 6th September 1933. Vidimus Stellam Eives.

95. [F7]
Headstone In loving memory of Mabel Joan TETLEY who died on the 25th September 1972 aged 68 years. Also of her beloved husband Joseph Wand Tetley died 25th September 1988 aged 90 years. Reunited.

96. [F8]
Book headstone on raised plot. Headstone inscribed with a cross.
To the dear memory of Herbert Charles Wilson ALLINSON Rector of this parish for 23 years who died 20th Dec. 1953 aged 81. And Florence Ann[e] his cherished wife reunited 15th March 19[55].

97. [F9]
Memorial plaque mounted on bench In memory of Rosemary CLOVER Treasurer and Churchwarden. 3 August 1929 - 27 June 2006.

98. [F10]
Headstone In loving memory of Margerie Ethel SWAFFER who died 14th September 1992 aged 83 years. Also of May Alice Swaffer who died 2nd August 1993 aged 89 years.

99. [G1]
Footstone inscribed W.M. 1870 by churchyard wall. NOTE: Belongs with William MAY in Plot A Number 18.


100. [G2]
Footstone inscribed M.C. 1837 by churchyard wall. NOTE: Belongs with Mary CHITTENDEN in Plot B Number 15.


101. [G3]
Raised plot with memorial urn in centre. Masons Mark: Russell inscribed on bottom left corner marker. In memory of Miss Ethel LUCKHURST who died on Nov. 3rd 1958 aged 77.

102. [G4]
Raised plot. Masons Mark: Russell inscribed on bottom right marker. James LUCKHURST of Naccolt Farm who died Dec. 19th 1939 aged 52 years. Peace perfect peace.

103. [G5]
Headstone In loving memory of John George SWAFFER who died Dec 7th 1938 aged 69. Also his wife Esther Martha who died April 14th 1975 aged 97.

104. [G6]
Large raised plot with raised stone cross In loving memory of Eleanor Jessy wife of Rev. J.N. ARKELL M.A. Rector of this parish fell asleep November 12th 1923. Also of Rev. John Norris Arkell M.A. for 33 years Rector of this parish died October 1st 1928.

105. [G7]
Raised plot with celtic raised cross. In loving memory of Rev. Henry Theakston YOUNG M.A. Rector of this parish died Aug 10 1930. Also Florence beloved wife of the above died March 24 1951 aged 73 years.

106. [G8]
Granite headstone with engraved ivy on left and right top corners. In loving memory of Winifred L. GIBBON (Nee LUCKHURST) who died on the 21st March 1968 aged 72 years. Also of her husband J. Bert L. Gibbon who died on the 1st April 1970 aged 77 years.

107. [G9]
Headstone In loving memory of Phillip William MILLS 13.7.1893 - 9.6.1971 and his wife Alice nee Luckhurst 6.1.1883 - 16.10.1973.

108. [G10]
Headstone In memory of Rosetta GATES passed away January 28th 1981 aged 87. Also Thomas Edward Gates passed away July 30th 1981 aged 82.

109. [G11]
Headstone with two angels top left and right with a centre relief of two clasped hands. In loving memory of our dear son & brother Frederick William HILLS who departed this life February 15th 1941 aged 42 years. Until we meet again.

110. [G12]
Headstone next to Frederick William Hills Arthur Richard HILLS died 18th November 1990 aged 94 years.

111. [G13]
Grave marker inscribed 'In Loving Memory' [David BOSWELL aged 72 years 11 October 1941]

112. [G14]
Headstone. Ivy engraved on left of headstone, with RESTING inscribed top centre. Raised plot. In loving memory of Henry Thomas BLASKETT May 13th 1940. Harriet his wife Aug. 27th 1938. Florence Louise their daughter Nov. 5th 1945.

113. [G15]
Headstone with chain-like engravings at either side. Raised plot. In loving memory of Philip second son of Walter and Ada BRUNDETT died 9 November 1945 aged 84 years. Also Edward Brundrett O.B.E. his brother accidentally killed 23 June 1965 aged 64 years and his wife Mary Elizabeth 1894-1980.

114. [H1]
Headstone in raised plot. In memory of Walter BRUNDETT of Court Lodge died 27 November 1945 aged 85 years. Ada his wife died 8 December 1931 aged 59 years. Robert their sixth son killed in action at Bardia N. Africa 3 January 1941 aged 33 years. George their eighth son died in bush fire at Rubicon MTN Australia 10 January 1939 aged 28 years. James Edward grandson (son of Frederick) killed in action at Savignon Italy 30 September 1944 aged 23 years.

115. [H2]
Headstone engraved with several symbols In memory of Frank BLASKETT died April 18th 1969 aged 76 years. Also of Henry Thomas Blaskett died Jan. 28th 1974 aged 76 years.

116. [H3]
Headstone in raised plot. In loving memory of my dear wife Jane Elizabeth NICOLL who passed peacefully away Sept 2nd 1940 aged 72. Also William her beloved husband who fell asleep March 5th 1952 aged 83. Re-United.

117. [H4]
Book headstone on raised plot with flower urn in centre. 'Love is immortal' inscribed at the bottom of the plot. Sacred to the memory of Beatrice Jane the beloved wife of Frederick MARSH who passed away Jan 8th 1938 aged 33 years. Also of John Frederick our beloved son who passed away in Fayid, Egypt serving in A.C.C. April 17th 1951 aged 19 years.

118. [H5]
Silver birch memorial plaque in slate. In loving memory of Celia REYNOLDS devoted friend and secretary of St. Mary's Hinxhill.

119. [H6]
Plaque stone In loving memory of James HART and his wife Annie Hart aged 62 and 83.

120. [H7]
Headstone with a rose engraved at the top centre. Masons mark F.H. Russell. In loving memory of Thomas GILBERT who fell asleep April 24 1924 aged 77. His end was peace.

121. [H8]
Raised plot with granite sides. Flower urn in centre. In loving memory of John LUCKHURST at rest December 20th 1959 aged 80 years. Also of Mary Elizabeth Luckhurst at rest August 10th 1940 aged 65 years. Re-United.

122. [H9]
Lynchgate memorial Erected by his sons & daughters to the memory of ye Rev.d John PHILPOTT rector of this parish 1837 to 1895 A.D.

123. [H10]
Headstone with engraved rose in top centre. In loving memory of William HILLS died October 28th 1919 aged 87 years. Also Ellen wife of the above died September 30th 1923 aged 86 years.

124. [i1]
Polished headstone with recessed grave plot also in polished stone. Hugh HALDIN 17th November 1918 - 10th June 1968 of Court Lodge, Hinxhill.

125. [i2]
Raised cross headstone. In loving memory of John LUCKHURST of Naccolt Farm who passed away February 19th 1915 aged 67 years. Also of Maria his wife passed away Nov. 8th 1938 aged 85 years. Thy will be done.

126. [i3]
Headstone G.B.M. TURNER 1924-2005.

127. [i4]
Raised cross headstone. Masons mark: Russell Ashford In loving memory of George William infant son of J.C. & E.M. SWAFFER (The Elms) died December 13th 1901. Thy will be done.

128. [i5]
Heartshaped headstone with lily of the valley engraved along the bottom half of the stone. Cherished memories of a devoted and dearly loved wife, mum, and nanny Patricia Margaret MITCHELL 'Pat' taken from us, but never forgotten. 12th July 1991. What is lovely never dies but passes into other loveliness.

129. [i6]
Pointed arch headstone with a cross engraved at the top centre. In memory of Joan Marjorie POWELL 25th August 1911 - 20th December 1996. Loved & sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

130. [i7]
Headstone with a cross in the centre and roses on either side at the top. Cherished memories of Robert BOSWELL a loving husband, beloved father & grandad 9.10.1917 - 23.3.2003. Always loved, never forgotten.

131. [i8]
Pointed arch headstone with ivy engraved at the top. David John MASON 25th March 1944 - 15th April 2005. Forever in out hearts.

132. [i9]
Raised cross with I.H.S. engraved in the centre of the cross. On the plinth below 'At Rest' is engraved on the first tier of three. In memory of Elizabeth, the dearly beloved wife of William BAILEY of Plumpton Farm in this parish who died October 12th 1899 aged 51. William Bailey who died June 27th 1906 aged 67.

133. [i10]
Cross flory raised. In ever loving memory of George Malcolm the dearly loved son of Malcolm & Florence MALLION. Born 1st June 1914 died 16th Jan.y. 1918.

134. [i11]
Headstone engraved with lilies and oak leaves at the top. Raised plot with footstones inscribed: C.M. 1898 and W.M. 1910 In affectionate remembrance Celia, wife of William MALLION, who died at the Court Lodge in this parish February 28th 1898 aged 59 years. Also of the above named William Mallion who died January 22nd 1910 aged 79 years.

135. [i12]
Headstone in a raised plot. In affectionate memory of Ann MALLION daughter of William and Cecilia Mallion died 2nd February 1942 aged 84 years.

136. [i13]
Headstone in a raised plot with lilies engraved on the top right and left corners of the stone. 'In Memoriam' is engraved at the top of the headstone. Masons mark: F.H. Russell Ashford. In loving memory of Sarah CHITTENDEN died October 3rd 1911 aged 52 years. Also of George beloved husband of the above died November 12th 1933 aged 74 years. Interned in Thanington Churchyard. At Rest.

137. [i14]
Pointed arch headstone. In loving memory of Anne the wife of John GOLDUP who died April 16th 1909. Aged 71 years. On that happy Easter morning all the graves their dead restore father, sister, child, and mother meets once more. Also John husband of the above died November 6th 1925 aged 86 years. Thy will be done.

Interior of the Church
138. [Intr1]
Western Tower - Wooden Plaque Benefaction to Hinxhill. Martha WADE gave by will dated Aug. 7th 1722 an annuity of forty shillings out of lands in this parish & Wye to the use of the poor not receiving alms vested in the churchwardens and overseers 1825.

139. [Intr2]
Western Tower - Stained glass window on west wall of west tower In loving memory of Lilian Delmar LINDLEY who passed onward 6th September 1933.

140. [Intr3]
Nave - Rectangular Floor stone slab with brass plaque mounted in the centre of the slab. Located in centre aisle. [Here lieth Robert GASELEY lernedman which departid to God ye VII day of March the yere of our lord god MCCCCC & XIIII on whose sowle jhu have mercy amen.

141. [Intr4]
Nave - Rectangular Floor stone slab with no inscription remaining. Located at Porch entrance. ILLEGIBLE

142. [Intr5]
Nave - Square Floor stone slab with no inscription remaining. Located at Porch entrance. ILLEGIBLE

143. [Intr6]
Nave - Rectangular stone slab with remains of a family crest at the top centre. Located in centre aisle. [… body of Kenett BACK … sometime Captane of ye trained bands who was ye loving husband of to wives and had issue by … en six … ents] of his [ … sons and daughters (viz.)] Thomas, [ John, Mary, Thomasine, Margaret and] Elizabeth [and departed this life the 72nd year of his age ... bur. 13 March 1657, Said to be 30 years 9 November 1622 lic. to marry Elizabeth BLYEBELT daughter of John Bull BRABENE Gent and 36 20 October 1628 lic. to marry Margaret TOMPSON of Elham.]

144. [Intr7]
Nave - Rectangular stone slab decorated with an endless chain as a border. Here lieth ye body of Thomas COVENEY of this parish who died the 31st of May in the Yeare of Our Lord 1687 in ye 69th yeares of his age. He also lieth the body of John the son of Thomas Coveney who died the 5th day of Feb. 1694 in the 32nd yeares of his age. Here lieth the son of John and Martha Coveney who died 7th Sep. 1696 in the second yeares of [of his] age. Here also lieth interred ye body of Martha wife of Thomas Coveney late wife of Edward WADE of Ashford Gent. who died January ye 25 1722 aged 59 years.

145. [Intr8]
Nave - Black rectangular stone with family crest at top centre. Here lieth interred the body of Elizabeth COVENEY only daughter of John Coveney late of this parish Gent. and Martha his wife who died the 27th of September Anno Dm 1707 aged 14 years.

146. [Intr9]
Nave - Stained glass window on south wall of nave. In memory of Rev. John PHILPOTT M.A. born 1808 died 1895 Rector of this parish for 58 years erected by his sons-in-law.

147. [Intr10]
Chancel - Stone marble plaque on south wall In memory of Thomas PHILPOTT of Canterbury Esq.re. A Magistrate and Alderman of that City, who, after an active and useful life was taken to his rest the 1st day of November 1865 aged 55 years. Also of Elizabeth Hoile his wife who died 28th April 1881 aged 75.

148. [Intr11]
Chancel - Memorial Plaque to First World War This tablet is erected to the Glory of God and in memory of the men who went from this parish and who gave their lives at the call of duty. Fred BOSWELL, James MONK, Herbert OSBOURNE. To the help of the Lord against the mighty.
Memorial Plaque to Second World War The World War 1939-1945 To the Glory of God and in honourable memory of the men of this parish who died. Ernest HOLMES, Alfred Henry MILES and William Frank POSSE

149. [Intr12]
Chancel - Stone rectangular floor slab ILLEGIBLE

150. [Intr13]
Chancel - Stained glass window in the chancel south wall. In loving memory of Elizabeth Wife of Revd. John PHILPOTT M.A. who died at the Rectory 6th Febry. 1878 Aged 69.

151. [Intr14]
Sanctuary - Tomb with the life size figures of Robert EDOLPH and his wife Cicily kneeling. Family crests of Edolph, BROWNE and BARROW are displayed above the figures and an epitaph below.

152. [Intr15]
Sanctuary - Stained glass window on the east wall In memory of Elizabeth Murton CHALMERS wife of David Chalmers and daughter of the Revd. John PHILPOTT a rector of this parish born at the Rectory 1840 married here 1867 died at Redhall near Edinburgh 1870 erected by her husband.

153. [Intr16]
North Chancel - Stone rectangular floor slab An[ne the daughter of Nicholas and Elisabeth SAWKINS born March] 22 [1656 and died the] 25 [of] Sep[tember 1658.]

154. [Intr17]
North Chancel - Stained glass window on east side of the north chancel. Thomas John STARTUP Died 1878 Aged 65.

155. [Intr18]
North Chancel - Stained glass windows on north side of north chancel. To the glory of god and in loving memory of David CHALMERS who died ar Redhall Mid Lothian 2 May 1899 aged 79. Erected by his kinsfolk.

156. [Intr19]
Nave - Stained glass windows on north side of nave. Placed here on the Rev. John PHILPOTT M.A. Rector of this parish since 1837 completing the 80th year of his age on 17th December 1888.

157. [Int20]
Nave - Stone plaque on north wall of nave. In loving memory of Robert Walter HOUCHIN C. St. J. of Hinxhill Court 18th May 1916 to 19th July 1978 Sometime Churchwarden of this parish.

158. [Intr21]
Nave - Stained glass window on the west wall of the nave. This is a humble thanksgiving Almighty God for preserving the life of Captain Graham Harry Wyndham GREEN M.C. Seaforth Highlanders who served through the Great War 1914-1918 and was twice wounded. Erected by his father and mother.

Sources used include Leland Duncan and other inscriptions taken, Kent Archaeological Society, Hinxhill Parish Records transcribed by K.F.H.S., C. Mills Churchyard Map 1993

PLEASE NOTE: data entered in [square brackets] has been obtained by the sources above and not from the grave itself.

Any errors and omissions will be corrected once notified.

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Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Hinxhill, Kent.  Taken August 1890 by Leland L. Duncan.
                                                   
Typed up by Kevin Cordes, checked by Zena Bamping

Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 27th February 2008

159. Head – Phoebe wife of Edward DRYLAND died March 29 1841 aged 72. They had twelve children viz – Edward William, Gold Martha, Sarah, Richard, Mary, Margaret, Ann, Daniel, William, Frances, and George. Nine of whom are living, Martha, Sarah, Richard, Mary, Ann, Daniel, William, Francis, and George. Also Edward Dryland died May 24, 1848 aged 81.

160. Head – John AMOS of this parish died July 7, 1804 aged 48. He left surviving a widow, four sons and two daughter s – viz Richard Thomas, Elizabeth, John, William and Deborah Anne. Also Elizabeth Amos wife of above John Amos died 9 June 1833 aged 82.

161. Head – Chittenden ANDREWS of this parish died 5 December 1831 aged 75. Also Susannah his wife (no date). 

162. Head – George CLARKE late of Great Chart, yeoman. Died 24 December 1789 aged 68. Also Mary wife of the above, died 6 April 1813 aged 75.

163. Head – Mary wife of Thomas TUCKER of Willesborough born July 21 1814 died November 13 1882.

164. Head – William MAY died September 18 1870 aged 88. Also Jane wife of the above died August 10, 1868 aged 84.

165. Head – Mary CHITTENDEN late of Brabourn Relict of James GORHAM died 28 February 1838 in 72nd year. Also Edward Andrews Chittenden son of James Chittenden and the above Mary, died 10 March 1822 in 22nd year.

166. Head – James GORHAM late of Aldington died 26 June 1791 aged 24. Left issue by Mary his wife two children viz James and Hester.

167. Head – Daniel CHITTENDEN of this parish died April 5 1802 aged 80.

168. Head – Mary wife of Edward CHITTENDEN died 17 June 1791 in 45th year. Also the above Edward Chittenden died 2 May 1799 in 69th year.

169. Head – Mary wife of William SMEED of Goodcheap Farm in this parish died 8 April 1881 aged 75. Also William Smeed died at Ashford December 11 1889 aged 86.

170. A large, thick headstone – Daniel CHITTENDEN of this arish died December 18 1731 aged 42. Who left issue by Martha his wife three children, viz Dan: Mar(tha?): and Edward. Also Martha late wife of the above Daniel died December 6 1757 aged 58. Who left issue by her surviving husband three children viz Robert, Mary and William.

171a. Head – Stephen STAINES and also Mary his wife of this parish who died March 22, 1769 aged 71. She died November 1 1774 aged 77.

171b. Head – James Crell CHITTENDEN son of John and Sarah Chittenden of this parish died April ? 1778 aged 9 months.

172. White marble cross – In memory of our mother, Mary wife of Thomas RICKETTS died June 26 1887 aged 64. Buried on St. Peters day.

173. Head – Stephen WHITEHEAD died February 22 1882 aged 72. Elizabeth wife of the above died November 30 1883 aged 68.

174. Headstone – Carved with flowers, hourglass & c / Here lie the Remains of / Edward ANDREWS of this / Parish gent: who died / May 18 1754 aged 79 years / who left issue by Mary / his wife 5 sons and one daughter: / viz Thomas: Edward, Jo(n): Mary / William: and Benjamin / Also Mary wife of ye said / Edward and daughter of Thomas HODGES Gentleman: died March 30 1724 aged 45 years.

175. Head, with skull, crossed bones, and spade and pickaxe crossed on either side:-
In memory of Thomas ANDREWS who died the 18th of January 1773 aged 72 years also Martha wife of the above died the 9th of September 1789 aged 62 years. Left issue, one son and two daughters viz: Chittenden, Martha and Mary. 

176. Headstone – In memory of Thomas ANDREWS son of Thomas and Susanna Andrews of Willesborough who died July 13 1794, aged 4 years and 11 months. Dear friends lament for me no more, I’m gone but just a step before I’m gone from hence through Christ’s love To join the blessed train above My time on Earth was short with thee Prepared be to follow me. Also in memory of the above mentioned Susanna Andrews She died February 21 1802 aged 42 years.

177. Head – In a vault beneath are interred the remains of Thomas ANDREWS late of Willesborough gentleman obt 10th day of  May 1808 aged 73 years he left surviving by Susannah his second wife two sons and two daughters (viz) Onslow, Jemima, Caroline and Benjamin also left surviving by Eleanor his widow one son (viz) Thomas.

178. Head – Sacred to the memory of Edward ANDREWS of Folkstone in this county, gentleman, who departed this life June the 18th 1809 aged 75 years.

179. Flat tomb and cross – In memory of Thomas ANDREWS of Canterbury surgeon who died August 6th 1864 aged 59 years.

180. Headstone with death’s head and wings (close under the south wall of the church) – Here lieth the body of Elizabeth COVENEY the Widdow of Thomas Coveney of Hinxhill who departed this life ye 18th day of August 1687 in ye 55th year of his age

181. Headstone – engraved with endless snake crowned and hour glass:- Here lieth the Body of Christopher ELVEY of this parish, gentleman He died the 19th of October 1714 in the 56th year of his age also the Remains of Mary his wife, she died ye 8th of January 1768 in the 93 year of her age

182. Head – with cherub’s face, wings, trumpets John WORGER late of Wye died February 27 1768 in ye 80th year of his age. Also near this place lieth his two wives and 5 children.

183. Head – Mary daughter of Daniel and Frances CHITTENDEN of Blackwall in this parish died February 9 1837 aged 25.

184. Head. John SUTTON late of Elham died January 20 1785 aged 76, also Jane his wife died December 10 1786 aged 79. They left issue five daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, Jane and Rebecca.
 
185. Head. Susanna relict of Thomas SUTTON late of Hampton died 9 January 1801 aged 68. Left issue 3 sons Thomas, John and Daniel.

186. Head. with two cherubs heads and wings – Thomas SUTTON died December ye 30, 1775 in his 65th year. He left issue 4 sons and 2 daughter. viz Judith, Rebecca, and William by a former wife. Thomas, John and Daniel by the latter.

187. Head. Stephen HERITAGE late of Broadmead in the parish of Folkstone died September the 2nd 1828 aged 67. Also John Heritage, father of the above died February 24, 1795 aged 64. Likewise Mary wife of John Heritage died November 4. 1826 aged 91.

188. Head. Alfred CHITTENDEN died February 16. 1890 aged 52.

189. Head – Elizabeth BRENCHLEY spinster, late of the Parish of Willesborough died November 10. 1851 aged 75.

190. Head – George BRENCHLEY of this parish died June 17 1799 aged 59. Also Hannah his wife died 24 January 1827 aged 84. They had issue 13 children viz. Thomas, Ruth, Edward, James, David, Hannah, George, Elizabeth, Anna-Maria, John, Mary, William, and Daniel: Seven of whom survived them, Edward, James, David, Hannah, Elizabeth, John, and William.

191. Head. Thomas WHITEWOOD died March 21, 1881 aged 68. Also of Thomas Edward, and Walter John, (children of the above) who died in their infancy. He left surviving Frances his widow and two children – Margaret Kemp and Frances.

192. Flat-tomb – Stephen FINN late of Willesborough died November 28, 1871 aged 59.

193. Cross – Harriett GILBERT born May 10, 1879 died July 25, 1880.

194. Head. William BARRETT of this Parish died July 3 1791 aged 63. Left issue by Mary his wife two daughters viz. Susan and Mary.

195. Head. Mary wife of William BARRETT late of this Parish died 22 September 1800 aged 76.

196. Head. Joseph WRAIGHT of the parish of Little Chart died November 2. 1805 aged 24. An example worthy the imitation of youth.

197. Head. Elizabeth relict of Joseph COLLINS died August 31. 1787 aged 68.

198. Head. Judith WHITEWOOD wife of Thomas Whitewood late of this parish. Died July 7, 1826 aged 80.

199. Head. Thomas WHITEWOOD late of this parish, died February 9, 1826 aged 86.

200. An alter tomb: On the top the inscription of about 8 or 9 lines is chipped off except. …… 1773 aged 6 …… On the west-end is this coat:- On a chevron between  3 pheons as many crosses patee. Crest a demi lion (:) rampant holding in its paws a pheon. Above and below is the inscription "Wightwick of Plumpton" On the south side:- George, son of the said George Wightwick died February 16. 1749 aged 28 years. Frances daughter of ye said George and Frances Wightwick died January 28. 1749 aged 35 years. On the east end:- The said George Wightwick died June the 4th 1749 aged 66 years. On the north side:- Frances wife of the said George Wightwick died July 31. 1726 aged 32 years. Mary Daughter of George Wightwick, gentleman and Frances his wife died November 24. 1727 aged 7 months.

201. Headstone. In memory of John MOORE late of this parish of Hinxhill died 22 June 1773 aged 61 years. He left issue by Mary his wife 4 children, 3 sons one daughter. Elizabeth, David, Stephen and William.

202. Headstone. with skull, and book encircled with a serpent:- In memory of Jane ye wife of Stephen MOORE and daughter of John and Jane GOLDING who died 29 October 1755 aged 62. In memory of Stephen Moore late of this parish who died May ye 8. 1778 aged 95.

203. a medieval stone coffin, with traces of raised cross on the top (this is by the south east corner of the chancel wall).

Added to the Quarto Notebook in a different handwriting are the following two inscriptions:-
204a   Here lyeth buried ye Body of of Robert Wager late of ye Parish and Judeth his wife He died April ……1715 aged 57 years She died March 21 1723 aged 57 years. They left issue 6 sons and 2 daughters viz:- Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Robert, Stephen Judeth, Richard and Edward

204b   Edwin Georgina Billugla   only surviving daughter of Constance and George Hayle Bellugla late Lt. Col 6th Inskilling Dragoons born 19 September 1874 died 16 November 1949. 

In the eastern part of the yard-
205. Head. In the memory of George KINGSLAND late of this Parish who died at Willesborough August 11. 1883 aged 84 years.

206. Head. Sarah the beloved wife of Charles BULL of Willesborough, died June 19. 1880 aged 68.

207. Head. Sarah SMEED of this parish died July 20. 1867 aged 86. Leaving issue 3 sons and1 daughter (viz) Charles, Thomas, John and Sarah.

208. Tomb with iron railings:- Jeffery MORPHEW of Ashley House Cheriton near Folkestone, formerly of this parish, died 29 August 1873 aged 75. Elizabeth wife of Jeffery Morphew died 22nd July 1868 aged 75.

209. Alter tomb with iron railings:- Elizabeth wife of Revd. John PHILPOTT died 6th February 1878 aged 69. Thomas Philpott died 1st November 1865 aged 55. Elizabeth Hoile his wife died 28th April 1881 aged 75. Elizabeth relict of Thomas Philpott of Canterbury, died at Hothfield July 18th (15th?)1869 In the 92nd year of her age. having survived her husband 51 years. 

Again added to the Quarto Notebook in a different handwriting are the following two inscriptions:-
210a  Nathaniel Hills died 1 November 19(?)55 aged 82

210b  Richard Hills Naccolt 23 May 1893 aged 79

210c  Henry Hills Naccolt 4 May 1904 aged 74

210d  Julia Newton Bearstead 2 June 1917 aged 62

210e   Edward Newton father died 23 July 1917 aged 62

210f   Altar tomb:- George Ansell MURTON formerly of St. Leonards in the County of Sussex who died at Willesborough 8th April 1854 in the 47th year of her age.

211. Head – William Henry only child of Richard and Emily HILLS of Naccolt Farm, Wye, who died February 27th 1874 in his 9th year.

212. Head – Emily beloved wife of Richard HILLS of Naccolt Farm, Wye, who died July 28th 1875 aged 49 years.

213. Head – Tomb with iron railings – James JEFFERY late of Naccolt Wye, who died at Smarden December 5th 1872 aged 55.

214. Head – William HILLS of Naccolt who died January 6th 1870 aged 82.

215. Head – Ann wife of William HILLS of Naccolt died October 6th 1862 aged 74.

216. Head – John STEDDY late of this parish who died 30th March 1829 aged 68. Also Mary relict of the above who Died 13 September 1846 aged 83.

217. Altar tomb:-
Here rests in hope of a blessed Resurrection The body of Susanna ye daughter of Edward ANDREWS of this parish gent, who married to her first husband ye Revd Mr George JANUS of Littlebourne in the county by whom she had one Daughter who married Doctor John GRAY a very eminent Physician of the city of Canterbury. The said Susannah married secondly Thomas BACK late of this parish Gent, who died June 11th 1711 and left one son Thomas who lived to be 13 years of age (She had a considerable share in those troubles and Difficulties which attend Humanity) But after a life of good conduct with relation both to  temporal and spiritual matters, died as much like a Christian as she lived and into ye hands of her God, to whom she had long paid a constant Devotion, she meekly resigned her humble soul November 22, 1746  aged 69 years.

218.  Head:- Thomas BACK, son of Thomas Back, late of this parish, Gent and of Susannah his wife, He died February 27. 1723 aged 23 years. 

219. Head:- Thomas BACK, late of this parish, Gent: who left issue surviving by Susannah his wife, one son. He died June 11th day 1711 aged 35 years.

220. Head:- with skulls, flowers &c. (under the tree at the east end of the chancel) – Here lieth ye Body of Elizabeth wife of George POSSINGHAM late of Bethersden, who died August the 18th 1741 aged 57 years. Here lieth interred the Body of Elizabeth GREEN who died the 14th of May 1745 aged 91 years.

221. an altar tomb – inscription quite gone –

End of Hinxhill Churchyard Leland L. Duncan


Inscriptions in Hinxhill Church
Taken August 1890.

222. On the north side of the sacrarium a large monument with figure ??. At the top is this inscription:- Candida marmorei cernis monumenta sepulchri Pectora designant candidiora viri Sobrias atq: pius fuit omnibus oequus amicus Virtuti, et vitijs strenuus hostis erat Conivgic foelix octenni, et prole quaterna quam simul ac dederat sustulit ipse Deus magnus erat natu, coelesti maximus ortu atq. alijs major quo minor ipse sibi.
   Under the figures is the inscription:- Come hether mortals and lend us an eye not hence to weepe but heere to see to dye looke on our marble as a glasse and thus thoult looke upon thy selfe as well as us.

below is:-
223. Here lyeth the body of Robert EDOLPH of Hinxhill in the County of Kent Esqr. The eldest son of Sir Robert Edolph, knight, and of Dame Elizabeth his wife who was the Daughter of Robert Robot = ham of Raskills in the County of Yorck  Esqr. The said Robert Edolph married Cicily the Daughter of Richard Browne of the family of Bechworth Castle in Surrey Esqr by whom he had three sonnes and one Daughter yet left no issue. He died the 13th day of April 1631 in the 36th year of his age for whom his sorowfull widow yet living and loving his memory erected this monument. He sleepes in Peace and here his ashes may Expect in Peace The Dreadfull Joyfull Day Ano dni 1632.

Above are the coats of arms.

The lefthand coat is Edolph impaling sa, on a bend cotised or 3 lions passant or, a crescent for difference.

The righthand coat:-   (THERE IS A SKETCH OF THE COAT OF ARMS IN LELANDS NOTES)

224. On the South wall of the chancel a tablet:- In memory of Thomas PHILPOTT of Canterbury Esq a Magistrate and Alderman of that city who after an active and useful life was taken to his rest This 1st day of November 1865 aged 55 years. and also of Elizabeth HOILE his wife who died 28th April 1881 aged 75 

225. On the beam at the entrance to the chancel is (THERE IS A SKETCH OF THE INSCRIPTION IN LEYLANDS NOTES)

In the Nave.
226. Flat stone. Here lieth ye body of Thomas COVENEY of this parish who died ye 31: of May in the year of our Lord 1687 in ye 69 yeares of his age. Here also lieth the body of John ye son of Thomas and Elizabeth Coveney who died ye 5 day of February 1694 in the 32nd yeares of his age Here lieth ye body of John The son of John and Martha Coveney who died ye 7th day of September 1696 in the second yeares of his age. Here also lieth interred ye Body of Martha wife of Thomas Coveney late wife of Edward WADE of Ashford Gent. who died January ye 25th 1722 aged 59 yeares.

227. Flat stone in the nave:- (THERE IS A SKETCH OF THE COAT OF ARMS IN LEYLANDS NOTES)
Here lieth interred the Body of Elizabeth COVENEY only Daughter of John Coveney late of this Parish Gent and Martha his wife who died the 27th of September anno Dni 1707 aged 14 years.

228. Flat stone in the nave (much worn):- …………………… body of Kenett BACK …………………, sometime Captane of ye trained bands who was ye loving husband of to wives and had issue by …………..en six ……………………………ents of his ……………….sons and Daughters (viz) Thomas  John, Mary, Thomasine Margaret and Elizabeth and departed this life the 72nd year of his age…..)bur. 13 March 1657). Said to be 30 years  9 November 1622 lic. to marry Elizabeth Blyebelt daughter of John Bull Brabene Gent and 36 20 October 1628 lic. to marry Margaret TOMPSON of Elham

229. There is a flat stone in the north chancel which is however much worn and no inscription can be made out.

230. On the floor at the west end of the nave is a small brass inscription:- Here lieth Robert GASELEY lernedman (?) which departid to God ye VII day of March the yere of our lord god MCCCCC & XII!! On whose sowle Jhu have mercy amen.

Inscriptions on the windows.

231. The eastern lancet:- To Elizabeth Murton CHALMERS wife of David Chalmers and daughter of the Rev. John PHILPOTT M.A. Rector of this parish – born at the Rectory 1840 married here 1867 died at Redhall near Edinburgh 1870. Erected by her husband.

(THERE ARE TWO SKETCHES OF COATS OF ARMS IN LELANDS NOTES)

232. Two light window on South side of the chancel:- Elizabeth wife of Rev. John PHILPOTT M.A. who died at the Rectory 6 February 1878 aged 69. Above is this coat:- gu, a cross arg, between four swords.

233. Eastern window of North chancel:- a figure of Christ as the Good Shepherd – "He shall gather the lambs with His arms and carry them in His bosom" Thomas STARTUP died 1878 aged 65.

234. window in the north aisle:- Placed here on the Rev. John PHILPOTT M.A. Rector of this Parish since 1837 completing the 80th year of his age on 17th December 1888.

235. In the western tower is a tablet:- Benefaction  To   Hinxhill  Martha WADE gave by will dated August 7th 1722 an annuity of forty shillings out of lands in This Parish and Wye to the use of the Poor not receiving alms. vested in The Churchwardens and Overseers 1825.

End of Hinxhill. 1890. Leland L. Duncan

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Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 27th February 2008

In The Chancell. No Altar Peice.
236. Against the North Wall is a very Magnificent Tomb, on The Altar of wch. are Figures, as large as ye Life, of an Armed Knight and his Lady, kneeling at a Faldstool, under a Grand Pediment with ye follg. Coats, and Inscriptions.
[3 shs. drawn in line). (I & III small, II large).
I. Erm. on a bend sa. 3 5foils (or roses) arg. EDOLPH imp. Sa. a bend cotised arg. charged wt. 3 lions passt. 
      sa. betw. 2 crescents arg. BROWNE.
II. ¼ly of 14.
      1). BROWNE.
      2). Sa. 2 bars gu.
      3). Gu. a ln. rt. sa.
      4). Gu. a + engrld. sa.
      5). Az. 3 garbs arg.
      6). Az. 3 griffins’ hds. rased arg.
      7). Az. 3 f-de-l. arg. *
      8). Checky arg. & az.
      9). Gu. 7 fusils in bend or.
    10). Sa. on a chief az. 3 +lets sa.
    11). Sa. 3 garbs or.
    12). Sa. a fret arg.
    13). Sa. on a bend arg.
    14). Sa. on a bend arg. 3 martlets sa.
III. ¼ly 1&4). Erm. on a bend sa. 3 5foils (or roses) arg. 2&3). Lozy. or & az. a griffin segrt. arg. BARROW**.
* Within a Border Gules, charged with 8 Lioncels passant arg. **. This Coat is also in the N.C. in ye East Window.
   I am Apprehensive that I have colourd Many of these Coats wrong; but Time had so defaced them, that, it was no easy Matter to make them out at all. I have, however, given them the same Colours in which they appear’d to Me.
   Candida marmorei cernis Monumenta Sepulchri;/Pectora designant candidiora Viri./Sobrius atq pius fuit, omnibus aequus, Amicus/Virtuti, at Vitijs Strenuus Hostis erat./Conjugio faelix octenni, et prole quaternâ,/Quam, simulae dederat, sustulit Ipse Deus./Magnus erat Natu, Caelesti maximus ortu,/Atq Alijs Major, quo Minor ipse Sibi./ Come hither, Mortalls, and lend us an Eye,/Not here to wepe, but here to see to dye./Look at our Marble as a Glass, and thus/Thou’llt look upon Thy Self as well as Us./ Here lyeth the Body of Robert EDOLPH of Hinxhill in the County of Kent Esq. the eldest Sonne of Sr. Robert Edolph Knt. and of Dame Elizabeth his Wife, who was the Daughter of Robert ROBOTHAM of Raskills in ye County of Yorck, Esq. The said Robert Edolph married Cicely the Daughter of Richard BROWNE, of the Family of Beckworth Castle in Surrey Esq. by whome he had 3 Sonnes and 1 Daughter, yet left no Issue. He died the 13th Day of Aprill, 1631, in the 36th Year of his Age. for whome his sorrowfull Widowe, yet living and loving his Memory, erected this Monument. He Sleepes in Peace, and here his Ashes may Expect, in Peace, the dreadfull Judgment Day. A.P. 1632.

In The Body.
237. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth The Body of Thomas COVENEY of this Parish, who died the 31st Day of May, in the Yeare of our Lord 1687 in the 69th Yeares of his Age. Here also lieth the Body of John the Son of Thomas Coveney who died the 5th Day of Feb. 1694/5 in the 32d. Yeares of his Age. Here lieth the Body of John the Son of John and Martha Coveney, who died 7 Sept. 1696 in the 2d. Yeare of his Age. Here also lies interred the Body of Martha, Wife of Thomas Coveney, late Wife of Edward WADE of Ashford Gent, who died 25 January 1722/3. Aged 59 Years.

238. On Another – with this Coat.
[Arg. on a bend engrld. sa. 3 slipped 3foils arg.]. Here lieth interred the Body of Elisabeth COVENEY, only Daughter of John Coveney late of this Parish Gent, And Martha his Wife; who died the 27th of September Anno Dni 1707. Aged 14 Years.

239. In The North Chancell, On a Flat Stone. Anne The Daughter of Nicholas and Elisabeth SAWKINS, born March 22 1656 And died the 25 of September 1658.

In The North Isle.
240. An Ancient Flat Stone, The Coat and Inscription, purposely defaced.
[probly. for Kennet BACKE, gent. captn. of Train Bands, ob. 1687. See HASTED, fol. ed. 3.274.- V.J.T.].

241. In The Church Yard are Memorials of The Family of WIGHTWICK in 1749; HOMESBY in 1689; and ANDREWS in 1746. On The Tomb Stone for Wightwick is this Coat.
[Az. 3 pheons or, on a chevn. arg. 3 crosses paty gu. WIGHTWICK].

242. Near The Church Porch is a very Ancient Flat Stone cut into the Shape of a Coffin; on which is a Cross Flory raised.

243. This Church consists of the Great, and North Chancells, The Body, and a North Isle; In The Steeple hang 3 Bells, 2 of which have no Inscription; the third: Joseph HATCH Me fecit. 1634.

244. It was dedicated to St. Mary. It is a Rectory in the Gift of Sr. John HONEYWOOD, Bart.
The Present Rector is The Revd. Mr. HOLDSWORTH 1758.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ALLINSON 96
AMOS 9, 160
ANDREWS 8, 26-29, 35, 36, 70, 161,
   174-179, 217, 241
Ansell 69, 210f
ARKELL 104
BACK 70-72, 143, 217-219, 228
BACKE 240
BAILEY 132
BARRETT 60, 61, 194, 195
BARROW 151
Bellugla 204a
BILLINGTON 89
BLASKETT 1, 112, 115
BLYEBELT 143, 228
BOSWELL 111, 130, 148
BRABENE 143, 228
BRENCHLEY 54, 55, 189, 190
BROWNE 20, 151, 223, 236
BRUNDETT 113, 114
BULL 56, 143, 206, 228
CHALMERS 152, 155, 231
CHAPMAN 81
CHITTENDEN 8, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24,
   29, 34, 50, 100, 136, 161, 165,
  167, 168, 170, 171b, 183, 188
CLARKE 7, 162
CLOVER 97
COLLINS 63, 197
COVENEY 40, 144, 145, 180, 226,
   227, 237, 238
CRANE 10
Deacon 21
Delmar 94, 139
DRYLAND 2, 159
EDOLPH 151, 223, 236
ELVEY 38, 181
FINN 52, 192
FRYE 21
GASELEY 140 , 230
GATES 108

GIBBON 106
GILBERT 5, 57, 59, 120, 193
GOLDING 48, 202
GOLDUP 137
GORHAM 16, 17, 165, 166
GRANT 3
GRAY 70, 217
GREEN 84, 90, 93, 157, 220
HALDIN 124
HART 119
HATCH 243
HERITAGE 46, 187
HILLS 33, 76, 77, 79, 80, 83, 85,
   109, 110, 123, 210a, 210b, 210c,
   211, 212, 214, 215
HODGES 28, 174
HOILE 88, 147, 224
HOLDSWORTH 240
HOLMES 4, 148
HOMESBY 241
HOMESBYE 87
HONEYWOOD 244
HOUCHIN 157
JANUS 70, 217
JEFFERY 78, 213
KENNETT 88
KINGSLAND 51, 205
LINDLEY 94, 140
LUCKHURST 12, 101,102, 106, 107,
   121, 125
MALLION 133-135
Manoah 12
MARSH 117
MASON 131
MAY 18, 99, 164
MILES 91, 92, 148
MILLS 11, 31, 107
MITCHELL 128
MONK 148
MOORE 47, 48, 201, 202
MORPHEW 67, 208
Moyle 89
MURTON 69, 152, 210f, 231
NEWTON 86, 210d, 210e
NICKOLLS 12
NICOLL 116
Norris 104
OSBOURNE 148
PHILPOTT 68, 122, 146, 147, 150,
  152, 156, 209, 224, 231, 232, 234
POSINGHAM 84
POSSE 148
POSSINGHAM 220
POWELL 129
REYNOLDS 118
RICKETTS 25, 172
ROBOTHAM 236
ROWLAND 32
SAWKINS 153, 239
SMEED 13, 58, 169, 207
SMITH 82
STAINES 23, 171a
STARTUP 154, 233
STEDDY 70, 74, 75, 216
SUTTON 43-45, 184-186
SWAFFER 98, 103, 127
TETLEY 95
Theakston 105
TOMPSON 143, 228
TUCKER 19, 163
TURNER 126
WADE 138, 144, 226, 235
Wager 204a
WHITEHEAD 30, 173
WHITEWOOD 53, 64, 65, 191, 
   198, 199
WHITLEY 66
WIGHTWICK 41, 200, 241
Wilson 96
WORGER 39, 42, 182
WRAIGHT 62, 196
Wyndham 90, 93, 157
YOUNG 105
Places
Aldington 16, 166
Ashford 13, 21, 144, 169, 226
Bardia N. Africa 114
Bearstead 210d
Bechworth Castle, Surrey 223, 236
Bethersden 84, 220
Brabourn 165
Brabourne 17
Brook 68
Canada 20
Canterbury 6, 35, 68, 70, 147, 179,
   209, 217, 224
Cheriton, Ashley House 67, 208
Elham 45, 143, 184, 228
Fayid, Egypt 117
Folkestone 178
Folkestone 36 - Broadmead 46
Folkestons Broadmead 187
Great Chart 7, 162
Hampton 44, 185
Hinxhill
   Blackwall 34, 183
   Court Lodge 114, 124, 134
   Goodcheap Farm 13, 169
   Hinxhill Court 157
   Plumpton Farm 132, 200
   The Elms 127
Hothfield 68, 209
Little Chart 62, 196
Littlebourne 70, 217
Marseilles 21
Raskills, Yorkshire 223, 236
Redhall nr Edinburgh 152, 155, 231
Rubicon MTN Australia 114
Savignon, Italy 114
St. Leonards, Sussex 69, 210
Stockwell, London 19
Thanington Churchyard 136
Willesborough 19, 26, 27, 51, 52, 55, 56, 67,
   163, 176, 177, 189, 192, 205, 206, 210f
Wye 6, 39, 138, 182
   Naccolt 76-80, 83, 85, 210b, 210c, 211-215
   Naccolt Farm 102, 125
General
Forces
6th Inskilling Dragoons 89, 204a
A.C.C. 117
Seaforth Highlanders 157
trained bands 143, 228, 240
Royal Air Force 4
War Grave 4
Captain 143, 157, 228, 240
Lieutenant Colonel 89, 204a
Alderman 147, 224
bush fire 114
Churchwarden 9, 157
Doctor 70, 217
East Ashford Union 19.
lernedman 140, 230
Magistrate 224
Master 19
Physician 70, 217
secretary 118
Surgeon 35, 179
Treasurer 97
Yeoman 162