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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham - recorded by D. E. Williams 20??

Introduction St. Mary the Virgin was, at one time, the busiest parish church in Kent. Following redundancy, it had a brief period as the River Medway Heritage Centre but is now empty and neglected. The churchyard is also generally neglected, although, in 2010 and again in 2012, Medway Council cleared undergrowth and self sown sycamores. Unfortunately, during the latter operation, the sarcophagus on the Lloyd tomb was destroyed ! Following the 2012 clearance, more light was let in enabling me to record more worn inscriptions by taking advantage of raking light.
   In 1946 the Chatham Borough Surveyor produced a map of the churchyard, pinpointing every monument, although there were some inaccuracies and at least one omission. Unfortunately, in 1959, the same authority cleared the western portion of the churchyard of almost all the existing monuments, (about 200), without a proper record being made. This was a baffling piece of municipal vandalism because there is more than adequate wall space to have accommodated all of these monuments.
   Although the churchyard monuments had been transcribed by the Kent Family History Society in 1986, I thought a fresh transcript might be useful, especially because I believe it is important to follow the original layout, this is not the case in the K.F.H.S. version.
   Soon after I started, I realised that there were some omissions, inaccurate names and dates in the K.F.H.S. version. However, many of the inscriptions recorded by the K.F.H.S. are no longer legible, and some monuments are missing altogether! I have tried to be as accurate as possible, making use of the parish registers, wills and other sources to confirm dates and names.
   I have included thorough précis of all the wills I could find, and brief notes on as many individuals as I could. These basic notes come from sources such as directories, newspapers and parish registers.
                                                                                                                            D. E. Williams June 2012

Section A   South & West walls of Church Yard

Section B   South Eastern portion of Church Yard

Section C   North East portion of Church Yard

Section D  Miscellaneous Locations

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Locate the name you are interested in and note the letters/numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the letter/number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.  Happy ancestor hunting.

Section A  1-25       Section B  26-134        Section C  135-192       Section D  193-204

Names Index
ACKWORTH 42
ACWORTH 23
ADAMS 26
ADAMSON 27
AGGAR 135
ALMOND 19
ASHDOWNE 28
ASHENDEN 204
AUSTEN 136

BAKER 29
BALDOCK 137
BALE 30
BATE 31
BATES 138
BEAVAN 198
BEEKE 139
BELL 62
BEVERSTOCK 140

BLOUD 77
BODDINGTON 141
BOLDOCK 110
BOND 32
BOORMAN 33
BORER 34
BOWER 65
BRADBURY 35
BRANAN 27
BRYANT 193
BUCHANAN 126
BUCK 143
BUDDEN 36
BUNCE 37
BURKETT 69
BURROWS 16
BURTENSHAW 3
BURTON 84, 144
BUTLER 47
BYCRAFT 38
CANE 145
CARTER 39, 146
CATLETT 40
CAZENEUVE 41 42
CHAMBERS 121
CHAPMAN 43
CHAPPLE 147
CHASE 44
CHESMAN 46
CHILD 148
CHURCH 45
CHURCHILL 40
CLARK 149
CLEMENTS 150
COLLEY 46
COSTOBODIE 172
CROCKFORD 146
CROFT 46
CUNNINHAM 47

DADD 47
DAFFORNE 48, 49, 50
DAWES 69
DICKERSON 51
DUPORT 52

EASTREY 53
EFFREY 54
ELLIS 20

FAIRHALL 151
FARR55
FAWLER 56
FIELD 57, 121
FLEMING 1
FOREMAN 152
FORSTER 161
FRANKLIN 177
FRIEND 58

GANNIKELL 153
GEORGE 154
GIBBS 165
GILBERT 42, 169
GORDON 194
GOUGH 71
GREEN 56, 59
GREENFIELD 155
GUY 60

HACK 61
HADDELL 21
HAMILTON 62
HAMLEY 63
HANNA 156
HARGOOD 195
HARTLY 64
HASSELL 65
HASTHICK 11
HAYLER 66
HEPBURN 177
HICKES 67
HIGGINS 78
HILLS 196
HODGES 68
HOOPER 69
HORLEY 157
HOWARD 158
HOWELL 68
HUBBARD 70, 71
HUCKLE 72
HULBERT 197
HUMPHREYS 73
HUNTER 99
HURD? 75
HUTCHINGS 198
INGRAM 109
IRONS 76
IRWIN 6

JACKSON 77, 78, 98, 159
JARMON 79
JEFFERYS 121
JENNINGS 80
JOBSON 160

KING 81
KIRBY 161
KITE 162

LAMPERD 163
LANDEN 29, 61
LANE 82, 83
LAW 204
LIGHT 164
LLOYD 47, 84, 85
LOGIE 95
LONG 86, 87
LOWEN 67
LUCEY 7

Section A  1-25       Section B  26-134        Section C  135-192       Section D  193-204

MANLEY 69
MANSFIELD 165
MARK 140
MARSHALL 88
MASTERS 89
MATHIAS 90
MAWBY 166
MAXWEL 167
McCRUMMEN 91
MEAD 92
MEREDITH 15
MILLER? 168
MILLFORD 163
MILLS 169
MITCHELL 93

MONK 94
MONTGOMERIE 90
MOORE 84
MORRIS 95,150, 170
MUDDLE 61
MUNN 61

NASH 171
NICHOLASS 25
NOBLE 61
NORTH 96
NORTHCOTE 97

ORREN 6
OULSON 98
PAGE 42
PAINE 99, 106
PALLISER 172
PARFITT 100
PARLBY 101
PAUL 174
PAYNE 198
PEARNE 173
PETTS 18
PETTY 174
POTTEN 102
PRATTEN 103
PROCTOR 175
PROSSER 176
RANDALL 199
REA 10
REDMAN 57, 104
REED 57
RENNOLLS 179, 104
RICH 105
RICHARDSON 177, 182
RISKELLEY 106
ROBBINS 178
ROBINSON 179
ROGERS 180

SANDERTON 99
SHOLL 107
SHOTWATER 146
SIMSON 200
SKINNER 108
SMITH 58, 109, 110, 111, 181, 
   182, 183, 201
SPARKES55
SPENCER 69
STEELE 32
STEPHENS 112
STRANGE 184

STROUGHILL 2
SUTHERLAND 113
SWANTON 125

TERRY 114
TESTER 115
THOMAS 21, 116
TILBY 117
TOWERS 202
TRATTLES
TRIBE 119
TROTT 120
TROY 41, 42
TURNER 149
TUSON 121
TYHURST 123
TYLER 8

VINALL 185


WALCOTT 189
WALKER 186
WALL 37, 61, 124
WALSINGHAM 89
WALTER 47, 125
WARING 203
WARRE 172
WEATHERALL 126
WEEDEN 127
WEEKS 128
WELDISH 123
WEST 144, 152
WESTON 72
WHITE 13, 187
WHITEHEAD 25, 129
WIGHTMAN 130
WILDISH 123
WILKINS 188
WILKINSON 12
WILLARD 131
WILLS 132
WINCH 133
WINDEYER 134, 204
WISEMAN 189
WOOD 190

YOUNG 2

Section A  1-25       Section B  26-134        Section C  135-192       Section D  193-204

Locate the name you are interested in and note the letters/numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the letter/number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.  Happy ancestor hunting.

Section A South and West Walls of Churchyard - M.I.s of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham recorded by David Williams


St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham M.I.s with Index of names

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham - recorded by D. E. Williams 2012

Section A - South & West walls of Church Yard

South Wall of Churchyard  -   (East to West)  -  (All standing Headstones unless otherwise stated)

1.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF Mrs. MARY FLEMING
WHO DIED THE 29th OF JANUARY 1808
AGED 45 YEARS
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
H. H. M. FLEMING
LATE CAPT. OF H. M. BGDE. OF GUARDS
WHO DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF FALLING
FROM HIS HORSE WHILE [       ]
FROM PESHAWAR TO [      ]
[    ] FEBRUARY 1852
HE WAS THE ONLY SON OF H. H. FLEMING
MILITARY KNIGHT OF WINDSOR
BELOVED AND REGRETTED BY ALL WHO
KNEW HIM
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN HUGH FLEMING
MILITARY KNIGHT [OF WINDSOR]
[ WHO DIED] [ JULY?][1856]

Captain Henry Hugh MacKenzie Fleming was in the army from 1840. He wrote letters to his family describing his life in India and Afghanistan, 1840 – 51. He was in the Sikh War 1848-49, and was present at the Battle of Chillianwala (1849). The letters are contained in 1 volume at the British Library, Mss. Eur. C260
   The Military Knights of Windsor are retired military officers who receive a pension and accommodation at Windsor Castle, and who provide support for the Order of the Garter and for the services of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. They are commanded by a senior retired officer as Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor.

2.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
NATHANIEL STROUGHILL
OF THIS PARISH PLUMBER AND GLAZIER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th OF APRIL 1812
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND REBECCA YOUNG
WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY
ALSO BARZILLAI STROUGHILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 25th OF NOVEMBER 1814
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JAMES YOUNG
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th OF NOVEMBER 1838
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA YOUNG
[WIFE] OF THE ABOVE JAMES YOUNG
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st OF MARCH 1846 AGED 75 YEARS

From the Maidstone Journal
   "Died April 11th (sic) while taking a walk with one of his children, near Fort Pitt, Chatham, 
Mr. Stroughill, of Ordnance Place. He had been for some time past in a bad state of health . "

3.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
BERTRAM GEORGE BURTE[NSHAW ]
OF H.M.S. COMUS WHO DIED ON HIS P[ASSA]GE
HOME FROM CHINA WHERE IT PLEASED GOD
TO PRESERVE HIM THROUGH THE WAR AND
MANY GREAT DANGERS, HE DIED OF DISSENTRY
AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE THE 26th OF JANY.
1858 AND WAS BURIED ON SHORE. HE WAS MUCH
RESPECTED AND LAMENTED BY THE SHIP'S COMPANY
TO WHICH HE BELONGED. HE WAS AN AFFECTIONATE
SON AND BROTHER, HIS DISCONSOLATE MOTHER
AND SISTER ARE LEFT TO DEPLORE HIS LOSS
AGED 24 YEARS

H.M.S. Comus was a 14 gun Sloop (from Times reports)

4.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GRACE JANE [WIFE OF]
Mr. JOHN ORREN
WHO DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1847
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

 

5.    Headstone Illegible

6.    Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF Mrs. GRACE IRWIN
WIFE OF RICHD. IRWIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MARCH THE [ ] 1812 AGED 31 ? YEARS
ALSO [TWO] OF THEIR CHILDREN
ALEXNDR. GEO. DIED MARCH THE 28th 1806
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
RICHD. WILLM. DIED JAN. THE [ ] 1809
AGED [ ] MONTHS

Richard Irwin, Block, Mast, Oar and Pump Maker, High Street. (Wright's Directory 1838

7.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LUCEY OF THIS PARISH
DIED MAY 21st 1804
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 13th 1801
AGED 45 ? YEARS
ELIZABETH SMART
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 24th 1800
AGED ONE YEAR
CHARLES LUCEY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 25th 1818 AGED 32 ? YEARS

 

8.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MAY CLARA
DAUGHTER OF
CAPT. TYLER 80th REGT.
AND SOPHIA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1848
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS

 

9.   Headstone   Illegible

10.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MAJOR HENRY REA
OF THE ROYAL MARINES WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1816
AGED 41 YEARS
[IN] HIM THE SERVICE LOST A MOST GALLANT
OFFICER AND HIS FRIENDS A VALUABLE
MEMBER OF SOCIETY
ALSO OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT GREENWICH 19th JANUARY
1837 AGED 64 YEARS
AND THEIR SONS
HENRY WHO DIED AT GREENWICH
17th FEBRUARY 1837 AGED 31 YEARS
AND WILLIAM Mc DONALD
WHO DIED ON THE COAST OF AFRICA
9th NOVEMBER 1833 AGED 23 YEARS

 

11.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS HASTHICK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 4th DAY
OF OCTOBER 1827 AGED 64 YEARS
"Beneath this stone his ashes rest,
Whose memory fills my aching breast,
He sleeps unconscious of the tears
Which tells my tale of sorrow here"

 

12.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA WILKINSON
RELICT OF
COL. W. WILKINSON
10th REGT.
OBIIT 25th SEPTEMBER 1850
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM NIVE WIKINSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
OBIIT 1st AUGUST 1834
AEAT 12 YEARS

 

13.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF MAY 1817
AGED 31 YEARS
ALLSO (sic) HARRIOT WHITE
SECOND WIFE OF WILLIAM
WHITE OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE 21st 1825 AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO Mr. WILLIAM WHITE
WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1845
AGED 56 YEARS

 

14.   Headstone   Illegible

End of the South Wall

 

West Wall of Churchyard  (South to North)

15.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
RALPH
THE BELOVED SON OF
RICHARD AND ADELAIDE MEREDITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th JANUARY 1843
AGED 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"The Lord gave and
the Lord hath taken away"

 

16.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
ENSIGN MARK BURROWS
OF THE 15th ROYAL BATTN. WHO DIED
SEPT. 15th 1821 AGED 52 YEARS
LEAVING A DISCONSOLATE WIDOW &
SIX CHILDREN TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS

 

17.   Headstone   Illegible

18.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PETTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC. 13th 1828
AGED 33 YEARS
HE HAD ISSUE BY ANN HIS WIFE
ONE SON [AND] 3 DAUGHTERS
VIZ. WILLIAM, [ ], ELLEN AND ANN
[ ]

A Cashier: (Consistory Court of Rochester Will)

19.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD ALMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th DAY OF JANUARY 1821
AGED 46 YEARS

 

20.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
CATHERINE MATILDA
THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF
LIEUT. COL. ELLIS, C.B.
ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED
(AFTER A FEW HOURS ILLNESS)
THE 22nd DECEMBER 1847
AGED 52 YEARS
"She did him good and no evil
all the days of her life"
ALSO OF
1st LIEUT. S. B. ELLIS, R. M.
THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED ON THE 18th
PRECEEDING BY FOUR DAYS ONLY THE
MOURNFUL DEMISE OF HIS
MUCH REGRETTED MOTHER
AND OF DISEASE CONTRACTED
ON SERVICE IN SOUTH AMERICA
AGED 22 YEARS

 

21.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. CHARLES HADDELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] JULY 1832
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK STEPHEN THOMAS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 15th ?
OF OCTOBER 1845 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK JOHN HADDELL
WHO DIED NOV. 19th 1849 AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. ANNE HADDELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECEMBER 1852
AGED 65 YEARS

Ann Haddell, Widow, formerly of the Brook, now of 7 Whittaker Place, New Road, Chatham, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 19th March 1853
   Property she inherited from her father, William Loft, of Stone Street, Gravesend; two freehold houses in Bath Street, Gravesend, (formerly Piper Street), and six leasehold houses in Stone Street, to be sold. Money raised, after expenses, shared between her children, Charles, Loft, John, Mary Ann Thomas, wife of Stephen William Thomas, and Charlotte Haddell. If Mary Ann dies before her mother, then her share to her son Frederick Stephen Thomas.
   Clothes shared equally between daughters. Son in law, Stephen Thomas, Confectioner, formerly of Chatham High Street, and son Charles are joint executors.
   Witnesses: Samuel Adams, Lower Whittaker Place, New Road, Chatham, and William Paine, 16 Lower Whittaker Place, New Road, Chatham.
   Proved 13th April 1853: Stephen William Thomas of New Road, Chatham, "Gentleman" and Charles Haddell of Ordnance Place, Chatham, Carpenter.

Affidavit dated May 1843
   William Paine and Samuel Adams sworn that will is authentic and that they were present when Ann Haddell signed it.
   Value of Goods and Effects under £450

Valuation of property of Ann Haddell of 15 High Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham.

5 houses in Stone Street, Gravesend, two years lease unexpired 
1 house at 15 High Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham. 



Mortgage on house in Ordnance Place 
Interest due 
Sundry bills owing to trades people 
Burial 
Sundry expenses
£220 ?
£100
£400 ?
£175 3s. 9d

£285 8s 3d
 £80
   £4
 £20 16s 9d
    £5 12s
    £2 15s
£113 3s 9d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testator died at Ordnance Place
Stephen William Thomas of 3 Lower Whittaker Place.

Haddel and Loft, Furniture Brokers of 4 Military Road, Chatham (1855 Post Office Directory)

22.   Headstone  Illegible

 

23.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. EDWARD ACWORTH
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1822
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER THE
9th 1854 AGED 87 YEARS
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain"

Edward Acworth, of Gillingham, (Parish Register)
Table Beer Brewer ? (Holden's Directory, 1809)

24.   Headstone   Face to wall !

 

25.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs HARRIOT NICHOLASS WIFE OF
JAMES NICHOLASS AND DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH
WHITEHEAD OF THIS PARISH
SADLER, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF DEC. 1803 AGED 22 YEARS

 

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South Eastern portion of Church Yard - M.I.s of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham recorded by David Williams 1.


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham - recorded by D. E. Williams 2012

Section B - South Eastern portion of Church Yard, adjoining Dock Road

26.  Headstone


THOMAS ADAMS, DIED 1753
THE RIGHT HAND SIDE WAS OBVIOUSLY INTENDED
FOR SOMEONE ELSE, HIS WIFE ? BUT NEVER USED

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS ADAMS
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF SEPT. 1753
AGED 65 YEARS
"In pain I lived, I pain I died,
In hopes with CHRIST for to abide"

Thomas Adams, The Elder, was a Grocer of Chatham, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 24th February 1753
   To his wife, Arthabella, one third of his properties in Chatham and St. Margaret's, Rochester, or elsewhere, for life.
   She is to pay, when needed one third of cost of repairs. After her death, the properties go to son Thomas and daughter Anne, wife of George Palmer of St. Margaret's, Shipwright, equally shared, they also to pay their share of repairs.
  To son Thomas and sister Anne, each, one of the remaining two thirds of the properties, for ever, on same terms.
   All his ready money, securities, debt, rings, plate, linen, woollen, beds, bedding, household and shop goods, stock in trade,pay and wages in Chatham Dock Yard and other personal estate to wife, son and daughter, equally shared.
   Son Thomas and George Palmer, joint executors.
   Signs with a very shaky hand.
   Witnesses: William Woodcock, William Clark and Thomas Jordan
   Proved 25th September 1753

27.  Headstone


ELIZABETH ADAMSON, WIFE OF JOHN, 
PORTER OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD?, DIED 1783

DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th APRIL
1783 AGED 26 YEARS
ELIZABETH ADAMSON
WIFE OF JOHN ADAMSON
AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES BRANAN ESQ.
-----------------Ground Level----------------
[OF ANTIGUA]
[ALSO Mr. JOHN ADAMSON]
[PORTER OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD]
[DIED THE 15th OF JULY 1796 AGED 83 (sic) YEARS]

John Adamson was the Dock Yard Porter,c.1795 salary £30 p.a. (Universal British Directory, c. 1795)
   The bracketed lines are from the KFHS transcription of 1986. The stone is very worn, even below ground. It is very doubtful that Adamson was 83 when he died, if Elizabeth was 26 when she died.

28.  Headstone


JOHN AND JANE ASHDOWNE, BOTH DIED 1763
ONE OF THE STONES FORMERLY IN THICK UNDERGROWTH

IN MEMORY
OF JOHN ASHDOWNE
LATE OF EAST MALLING
WHO DIED THE [ ] [OF] JANY. 1763
AGED 74 ? YEARS
[ALSO] JANE ASHDOWNE
WHO DIED [ ] APRIL 1763
------------Ground Level------------
AGED 78 YEARS

 

29.  Headstone

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. GEORGE BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 6th ? 1814
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO Mr. THOMAS BOYS
WHEELWRIGHT OF THIS PARISH
AND UNCLE TO THE ABOVE, HE DIED
FEBY. 13Th 1815 AGED 88 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE THE REMAINS
OF HANNAH [    ] BOYS
[    ] DIED
[APRIL] [    ] 1821 AGED [55] YEARS
ALSO Mr. WILLIAM LANDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 21st ? 18[    ]
AGED [    ] YEARS

Front
Mostly Illegible

 

30.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr THOMAS BALE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 5th 1844
AGED 36 YEARS

Thomas Bale was a Music Master of Whittaker's Place, New Road, Chatham (Wright's Directory, 1838)

31.  Ledger on Ground

TO PROTECT THE REMAINS
OF
ELIZABETH ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE
OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM BATE
OF THE ROYAL MARINES
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1830
AGED 41 YEARS

 

BELL see HAMILTON

BLOUD see JACKSON

BOLDOCK see SMITH

32.  Headstone

GEORGE
SON OF FRANCIS STEELE
AND ANN BOND
DIED THE 16th OF DECEMBER 1780
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS & 3 DAYS
ALSO FRANCIS GEORGE THEIR SON
DIED THE 30th OF AUGUST 1783
AGED 8 MONTHS AND 2 WEEKS & 5 DAYS
THOMAS [    ] THEIR SON DIED
THE [    ] OF MAY 1788 AGED [    ] MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE ANN BOND
WHO DIED THE [ ] OF DECEMBER 1817
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HER AGE
INTERRED AT SUTTON NEAR DARTFORD
"She was an affectionate Wife and
Mother and a Sincere Friend"

 

33.  Fallen Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA
WIFE OF Mr. GEORGE BOORMAN
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1831
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN
FRANCES AND FREDERICK
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

 

34.  Headstone, mostly eroded

ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS BORER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th OF FEB. 17[    ]
AGED 54 ? YEARS

 

BOWER see HASSELL

BOYS see BAKER

35.  Headstone, Partly in Tree

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr JOHN BRADBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 7th OF
[ FEBRUARY] 18[03] AGED 40 YEARS
[ALSO] [    ] CHILDREN [WHO DIED]
[IN THEIR INFANCY} ?

 

BRANAN see ADAMSON

BUCHANAN see WEATHERALL

36.  Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
Mr. JAMES BU[DDE]N
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIF]E
THE 5th DAY OF M[A]R[CH] [18]45
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JAMES [BUDD]EN
OF TH[IS] [PARISH]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF MARCH? [18]45
AGED 50 YEARS
[ALSO] MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND MARY BUDDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th DAY OF DECEMBER 1841
IN THE 17th YEAR OF HER AGE
AMELIA MARY BUDDEN
[JULY 1846]
[AGED 2 YEARS]
THOMAS GREGORY BUDDEN
[APRIL 1851]
[AGED 2 YEARS]

James Budden, Victualler of the Canteen, Chatham, Landlord of the Red Lion, Chatham, (Wright's Directory 1838) P.C.C. Will dated 17th June 1845
   To son William a Sargent in the Army, £200 from the sum of £400 in the 3 ½ % Bank Annuities. Rest of the £400, and another £400 in the same stock, to his executors, upon trust. Executors to retain interest during minority of son Thomas, now 19, and to pay it to him until he is 21, then to pay him one of the £400 sums.
   The House he lives in for remainder of lease, stock in trade, furniture, plate, linen, china, etc. to executors, upon trust, to sell for legacies, after usual expences.
   To son James £100
   To executors, £50 to invest in Chatham Savings Bank for grandchild Joseph Smith, son of daughter Elizabeth wife of Josiah Smith, until he is 21, when the £50 and all interest is paid to him. If he dies pre 21, money goes to his siblings equally shared; if he dies with no siblings living, then to testators three sons, James, William and Thomas in equal shares.
   To friend William Hammond of Frindsbury £25 to share among his children, as he thinks fit.
   To friend Mrs Madden of Chatham, sister of William Hammond, £25 to share among her children.
   To his "faithful servants", Joseph Hollings and Bridget ........ ?, who have been with him some time, £10 each, as a token of respect.
   To Paul Goldstone of Rochester, Grocer, one of his executors and trustees, £5 for his trouble.
Residue, ¼ to son William, remaining ¾ to executors for son Thomas, as above. If Thomas dies pre 21, then to sons James and William, equally shared.
   William Hammond and Paul Goldstone, Trustees and Executors
   Witnesses: Charles Stroughill, 7 Coleman Street, London and Nathaniel Stroughill of Frindsbury
   Proved 21st July 1845

37.  Broken Headstone, Top Half Lying on Ground

IN MEMORY OF
DANIEL BUNCE
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF SEPTEMBER 17[78]
AGED 35 YEARS
DANIEL SON OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUG. THE 1st 1792
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[AND] WID. OF Mr WILLIAM WALL ?
[    ]
[    ]

Daniel Bunce, Baker of Chatham, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will (on a Naval printed form) dated 25th August 1778
   Everything to wife Sarey, who is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Christopher Hayes and Francis Datton or Dalton
   Proved 14th September 1778

BURKETT see HOOPER

38.  Headstone


LEFT: HENRY AND ANN BYCRAFT, DIED 1746 & 1747
RIGHT: HENRY AND SUSANNAH HARTLY, DIED 1680 & 1705
THESE STONES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL
POSITION TO FLANK THE MAIN CHURCHYARD PATH

HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
HENRY BYCRAFT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JULY THE 20th 1746
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS THOS. & HENRY
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO HERE LIES YE BODY OF ANN
WIFE OF HENRY BYCRAFT WHO
DIED FEB. 28th 1747 AGED 74 YEARS

 

39.  Headstone ,Top Half Eroded

ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM CARTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 10th ? 1801
AGED 65? YEARS
LIKEWISE SUSANNAH SECOND WIFE OF
THE SAID WILLIAM CARTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL 18th 1818 AGED 78 YEARS

William Carter, Timber Merchant, P.C.C. Will, dated 26th February 1798
   Wife Susannah is executor. Lands and properties, freehold and leasehold, money, bonds, plate, linen, clothes, furniture, household goods and stock in trade, to wife for ever, on condition that she pays from property rents, £25 per annum for life, to his mother, Hannah Carter of Sittingbourne. If his mother dies before his brother, Charles Carter of Deptford, at Queenhithe, Shipwright, then Charles has the £25 per annum.
   To niece, Elianor York daughter of Thomas York of Warbleton, Sussex, £50 per annum, if she survives her aunt, his wife, Susannah, then all estate to her for life and her male issue, or if none to her female issue, born in wedlock, for ever.
   Witnesses: George Jefferys, W. Whitehead and Edward Jefferys

Affidavit dated 31st July 1801
   Elizabeth Parry of Chatham, Spinster and David Baxter Lewis of Rochester, Gent., sworn that they knew and were well acquainted with William Carter for several years to the time of his death; they have seen him sign his name several times, and are acquainted with his handwriting and are sure the will is authentic.
   Proved 9th August 1801

40.  Headstone


CATLETT FAMILY,1764, 1773, 1774 & 1777 ?
THIS STONE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM IT'S ORIGINAL
POSITION TO FLANK THE MAIN CHURCHYARD PATH

 

ON MAIN PATH AS ABOVE

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN CHURCHILL CATLETT
DIED DECEMBER 27th 1764
AGED 33 ? YEARS
ELIZ. CATLETT MOTHER OF
THE ABOVE DIED APRIL 3rd 1773
AGED 68 ? YEARS
GEORGE CATLETT, JUN.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV.
30th 1774 AGED 33 YEARS
GEORGE CATLETT, SEN. ? DEPARTED
THIS LIFE AUG. 2nd ? 17[   ] IN THE 77th ?
YEAR OF HIS AGE

 

41.  Chest Tomb, high above pavement

North Side
SUSANNA WIFE OF Mr. JACOB
CAZENEUVE
DIED APRIL 5th 1731 AGED 56 YEARS
MARY HER DAUGHTER, WIFE OF CAPT. THO. TROY
DIED AUGUST 8th 1760 AGED 38 YEARS

 

42.  Ledger


LEFT: TRIBE CHEST TOMB, RIGHT: CAZENEUVE / TROY CHEST TOMB

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
[WIFE OF] JACOB CAZENEUVE TROY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 15th 179[5]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO Mr. JACOB CAZENEUVE TROY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER [    ] 179[8]
AGED 48 YEARS
[ ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN ?]
SUSANNAH ? [    ]
[FANNY] [DIED] [    ] [APRIL] 1787 AGED 6 ? YEARS
[CAROLINE] [DIED] [    ] [JUNE] 1787 AGED 7 YEARS
[LETITIA] [DIED] [    ] DECEMBER 1789 AGED 8 MONTH

West Side

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF WILLIAM
ONLY SON OF
WILLIAM PAGE ESQ.
SURGEON
AND AUGUSTA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED [ ] FEBRUARY [ ]
AGED [ ] MONTHS
RICHARD ACKWORTH
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
AUGUSTUS H.
GILBERT ESQ. R.N.
AND MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JULY
[    ] 1852 AGED 4
YEARS

Jacob Cazeneuve Troy, Distiller and Wine Merchant, P.C.C. Will dated 12th April 1798
   To William Lovell Ruffin of Chatham, Surgeon and Stephen Simson of Deptford, Gentleman all his freeholds, upon trust, to sell. They to invest half of money in Government or other good securities. Dividends to his wife Smart Bradley Troy, for life; after her death, upon trust, to share principal among his children by his first wife, Mary, and by his present wife, at 21.
   The other half, upon trust, to children as above at 21, or day of marriage for girls, if Smart consents., or earlier for their preferment in the world. Until freeholds are sold, trustees to receive rents.
   To wife Smart, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, glass.
   To Trustees £20 each for mourning. Residue to them upon trust, to sell and invest proceeds as above. Interest towards maintenance and education of his children. If wife wishes to carry on business of wine and spirit merchant, and distiller, trustees to permit her. Valuation to be made of business and wife to enter a Bond of Obligation to Trustees for sufficient sum; this to be paid to children at 21.
   He is bringing up son John to the business; if he is willing to carry on half of business when he is 23, wife will admit him into partnership and have half profits.
   Son John is to pay value of half the stock goods, etc. If wife wants to quit, she must give six months notice to executors, delivering stock goods to executors. If value less than at testator's death, she to make up difference if any. If at death of wife or her quitting business, executors to deliver stock goods of business to son John, he to pay trustees valuation.
   Legacy to wife in lieu of any further claim on his properties. She within six months of his death, to give release and discharge of all her right title and interest, to his trustees. If she does not accept legacy or does not give the release, and brings a suit for Dower Thirds, or any other part of his real estate, then her legacy is void.
   Executors, during minority of his children can, if interest not sufficient, use some of principal for putting children apprentice as they think fit.
   Certain freeholds properties at Gillingham, which after the death of his first wife, came to sons John, Richard and Thomas, her only sons and co-heirs in gavelkind. Frances, widow of Richard Cook, late of Chatham, Linen Draper, mother of his late wife, who by her will caused certain legacies to be paid to all his children, by Mary. He intends all his children by both wives to be treated equally.
   If one trustees dies the other can, with his wife's consent, appoint a replacement. His trustees are guardians of his children until they are 21, they are also his executors.
   Witnesses: Stephen Hart, John Acworth and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
   Proved 18th April 1799

From The Times,1854, "Augustus H. Gilbert, to Paymaster of St. George, 120"

43.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN CHAPMAN
WATCHMAKER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 1757
AGED 35? YEARS

John Chapman, Watch Maker of Chatham, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th December 1757
   To son John £300 to be put out in interest in best security as possible until he is 21, when the £300 and interest is paid to him. To brother James of Cissel Street, Middlesex, Looking Glass Frame Maker, £5; to brother William of Grub Street, London, Frame Gilder, £5; to brother Henry of Chatham, Watch Maker, £5 at 21; to Ann, Sarah and William Hayler, a gold ring each to the value of 1gn.
   Leasehold properties in Chatham and ready money owing to him, plate, linen, woollen, copper, brass, pewter, household goods, stock in trade, to wife Elizabeth.
   If son John dies pre 21 then the £300 to wife Elizabeth, she is executor. If Elizabeth dies before son John is 21, he requests "trusty friend", Robert [ crease] of Chatham, Tailor, to pay son his legacy at 21.
   Witnesses: Matthew Norris, James Paine and John Austen
   Proved 16th January 1758

44.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE HAYTER
THE BELOVED AND ONLY DAUGHTER
OF
JOSEPH AND MARY CHASE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 28th 1848
[    ]

 

45.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CATHERINE C[HURCH]
WIFE OF ELLIOTT CHURCH
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 23rd 1794 AGED 29 YEARS
[    ]
MARY ANN CHURCH DAU[GHTER]
[    ] AGED 29 YEARS
[    

Elliott Church, a Baker, on the Brook, (Pigot's Directory, 1824)

46.  Headstone

 
COLLEY
AND CROFT, BOTH OF THE NAVY ARMS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JAMES COLLEY
OF THE NAVY ARMS, CHATHAM
WHO DIED JULY 21st 1814
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. CHESMAN CROFT
OF THE NAVY ARMS
WHO DIED MAY 26th 1829
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO OF
Mrs. ELIZA CROFT
WIFE OF
Mr. CHARLES CHESMAN CROFT
[    ] [AB]OVE
[ ]

James Colley, Victualler of Chatham, P.C.C. Will dated 27th June 1814
   To wife Elizabeth, John Tribe the Younger, Inn Holder and Thomas Groves, Cordwainer, £400 upon trust, to pay the £400 to all his children, Elizabeth, James, Mary and Amelia (all infants under 21)in equal shares at 21. Interest to be used for their maintenance and education, and for eventually for placing them apprentice. In meantime the £400 to be invested in Public Funds. Most of this will concerns trust details.
   Ready money, investments, utensils of trade, household goods, furniture, plate, china, glass etc. and residue (except legacy of £400) to wife Elizabeth, who with John Tribe and Thomas Groves id joint executor
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney at Law, Chatham and William Nokes, his Clerk
   Proved 23rd January 1815

CROFT see COLLEY

47.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN LLOYD CUNNINHAM
WHO DIED 10th AUGUST 1832
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM
WHO DIED 21st M[ARC]H 1837
IN MEMORY OF
SALLY DADD SUDDENLY
DIED ON HER FATHER'S BIRTHDAY
20th ? MARCH 1801
AGED 18 YEARS
"Reader take [Warning ]?,
Gone in a moment"
WILL. BUTLER WALTER
DIED NOV. 3rd ? 1822 AGED 32 YEARS
SARAH DADD WIFE OF
WILLIAM DADD
DIED THE 26th APRIL 1825
AGED 72 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
WILLIAM DADD
WHO DIED 10th NOVEMBER 1830
AGED 75 YEARS

 

48.  Headstone


JOHN AND SAPENTIA DAFFORNE, BOTH DIED 1737

Front

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN DAFFORNE
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JANUARY YE 11th 1736-7
AGED 70 YEARS
------(Ground Level)------
ALSO THE BODY OF SAPIENTIA
DAFFORNE THE WIFE OF JOHN
DAFFORNE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE MAY YE 7th 1737
AGED 68 YEARS

Rear
ALSO THE BODY OF
BENJAMIN DAFFORNE
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF JULY 1741
AGED 28 YEARS

John Dafforne, a Shipwright, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 12th May 1732
   To daughter Sapentia, a large bible and model of a 4th rate ship; after her death, the model goes to her sister Ann, who also gets a counterpain; after Ann's death, the model goes to her sister, Martha; after her death, to daughter, Mary.
   To son James, a half model of a boat; to son Benjamin, all his clothes, all his tools, great and small, his ....... ? drawings and "papers of dementions (sic) for making masts and yards", his drafts and draft books for boats and ships.
   Son James can take copy of anything he requests from the books, drafts of "dementions" (sic). He must return them to Benjamin in "a small time".
   To wife Sapentia, all pay and wages due from His Majesty's Dock Yard, money, land, property, goods and chattels; after his wife dies, residue equally divided between sons and daughters, James, Benjamin, Sapentia, Ann, Martha, Mary and Rebeckah.
   Daughters Sapentia and Ann are executors.
   Witnesses: John Parrett ?, John Chambers and John Orton

Benjamin Dafforne, a Shipwright, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 4th August 1740
   To brother Joseph of Chatham, Sawyer, his best suit of clothes, hat and wig. To brother James, of Chatham, Shipwright, all his drawing books, draughts and shipwright tools. To nephew, William Dafforne, son of brother, Joseph, 35. To nephew James Dafforne, son of brother James, £5. To sister, Martha, £5. To nephew Daniel Taylor, son of Daniel Taylor of Greenwich, £10. To nephew John Taylor, son of Daniel Taylor, £5. To sister, Rebecca, £7. Residue of money, wages due to him and his servants,plate, rings, household goods, clothes, profits and interests of the remaining part of his servants apprenticeships, to sisters Sapentia and Ann, who are his executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Joye and Stephen Duer.
   Proved August 1741

One of the witnesses of Benjamin's will is Stephen Duer. There seems to be two Stephen Duers at this time, one a School Teacher, the other a Shipwright, so I can not be certain which one was the witness. However, it was in Duer's School in Globe Lane that, in 1770, a Particular Baptist Meeting House was set up by, among others, James and John Dafforne. In 1775 they were also involved in the Baptist Meeting at the house of George Baldock in Luton. In 1785, John Dafforne was a founder member of the Baptist Chapel in Clover Street

49.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES DAFFORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
[    ] FEBRUARY 1779
AGED 77 ? YEARS
ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF
JUNE 1781
AGED 74 ? YEARS
Mrs. MARGARET JARRITT
-------------(Ground Level)------------
THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 2nd JAN. 1785 AGED 38 YEARS

 

50.  Headstone


SAPENTIA DAFFORNE, DAUGHTER OF JOHN & SAPENTIA, DIED 1746

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SAPIENTIA DAFFORNE
THE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & SAPIENTIA DAFFORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT: 11th 1746
AGED 55 YEARS

 

DAWES see HOOPER

51.  Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM DICKERSON SON [OF]
SAMUEL HENRY & SARAH DICKERSON
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED ON THE 7th OF
DECEMBER 1818 AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] 1838 ?
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL HENRY DICKERSON ESQ.
WHO DIED 19th [JUNE] 18[4]8
AGED [84] [YEARS]
[ ]

Samuel Henry Dickerson, a Sail-maker ? c.1820, (On Relief Committee for 1820 Fire at Chatham)P.C.C. Will dated 8th June 1843, described as" Gentleman".
   Appoints wife Sarah and daughter Harriett, son in law, John Whittle and son Frederick, joint executors.
   To wife £100, also "her paraphenalia" and all clothes belonging to him, wines, spirits, liquors and other consumables.
   Also to her, for life, plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, furniture, but without liability for repairs or replacement. After her death, to his four children, Harriett, Charlotte Elizabeth, Lydia Dunsterville and Frederick, equally.
   To grandson, Richard Lawrence William Moore Maydwell, son of late daughter Emily and Henry Lawrence Maydwell, 10 guineas as a small token of affection for him, so he may buy a ring or other memento of his grandfather.
   He is not getting what would have been his mother's share of the estate because, the testator settled a sum of money on his daughter at her marriage, together with money settled by her husband, he is well provided for.
   His house in Gibraltar Place, Chatham, in which John Whittle and his wife Sarah reside, except the "attic used with and as part of the dwelling house in which I reside", to daughter Sarah Whittle, for ever. The house in Gibraltar Place, in which he resides, including the attic, to his wife for life; after her death, to his children, equally shared.
   Residue of personal estate and effects to Trustees, upon trust; they to convert into cash to invest in British stocks and funds. From this an annuity of £65 to daughter Sarah Whittle, and annuities of £50 to each of his other children.
   Long and detailed trust conditions follow with "bleed through" obscuring text.
   Witnesses: G. E. Nash, Vicar of Allhallows, Hoo and Walter Hills, Solicitor, Chatham.

Affidavit dated 1st August 1848
   Rev. George Edward Nash of Chatham, Clerk, (Clergyman), sworn to the fact that he has examined the will, and was present, with Walter Hills, when an interlined section was inserted, before the testator signed the will.
   Proved 15th August 1848

Sarah Dickerson, Widow of Gibraltar Place, P.C.C. Will dated 2nd July 1850
   To grandson, Richard Lawrence William Moore Maydwell, 10 guineas for a ring or other memento of her and as a small token of her affection; considering him amply provided for by the marriage settlement of his parents "and otherwise".
   Residue of personal estate to daughters, Sarah Whittle, wife of John, of Her Majesty's Dock Yard, Chatham, Gentleman,; Harriett, Charlotte Elizabeth, Lydia Dunsterville and son Frederick in equal shares.
   Harriett and John Whittle, joint executors.
   Witnesses: H. James, Captain, Royal Marines, Ordnance Terrace, Chatham and Richard Webb, Captain, Royal Marines, Rome Place, Chatham.
   Proved 9th January 1854. Power reserved to Harriett Dickerson

52.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN
JOHN DUPORT
63rd REGIMENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th OF JANUARY 1829
AGED 36 YEARS

 

53.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
[    ] JOHN EASTREY
OF THIS PARISH HE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 23rd DAY OF MAY 1764
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN EASTREY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF MAY 1765 AGED [   ]4 YEARS

John Eastrey, Victualler, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd May 1764
   He is "sick and weak in body". To sister Mary, wife of Thomas Landen, Shipwright of Chatham, £10. To Thomas Landen, her son £10. Residue of money and estate to his wife Elizabeth, for ever; she is sole executor.
   Witnesses:William Fry, Robert Taylor and Richard Joy.

EDWARDS see TROTT

54.  Headstone


EDWARD AND JANE EFFREY, DIED 1777 & 1773

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. EDWARD EFFREY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 24th OF MARCH 1777
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO Mrs. JANE EFFREY
HIS WIFE WHO DIED [    ] NOV. 1773
AGED 68 YEARS

Edward Effrey, Victualler, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 12th November 1776
   Freehold, leasehold and personal estate, ready money, securities, plate, linen, woollen, household goods, rings, jewels, etc., to daughter, Sarah, wife of William Harman, Lieutenant in His Majesty's Marines, for ever. Sarah is sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Hutchings and George Taylor, Attorney at Chatham.
   Proved 25th May 1777 (Edward Effrey, a Widower married Jane Crickett at Chatham in 1745)

55.  Headstone


NICHOLAS FARR AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET SPARKS, DIED 1771 & 1773

IN MEMORY OF
NICHOLAS FARR
LATE QUARTERMAN OF HIS
MAJESTY'S YARD, CHATHAM
DIED THE 5th OF MARCH 1771
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO MARGARETT SPARKES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 23rd
OF OCTOBER 1773 AGED 63 YEARS

Nicholas Farr, Quarterman Shipwright, Archdeaconry Court of Roichester Will dated 26th December 1768
   He is "sick and weak in body". To grandson, William Farr, £10 at 21. To grand daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Rose Farr, £5 each. To his only surviving daughter, Margaret Sparks, widow, four leasehold houses on Smithfield Bank in Chatham, occupied by himself, Mrs Ann Gardiner, Mr William Johnson and Mr Edward Smith. Residue of estate also to Margaret, who is sole executor.
   Witnesses: James Bowen, John Bridgman and William Fry

56.  Ledger, close to the ground

HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
Mr. JOHN FAWLER, SURGEON
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF FEBRUARY 1726
IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE
JOHN FAWLER ESQ.
LATE CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED [    ] JULY 1766
AGED [    ] YEARS
ANN GREEN OF STROOD
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE [     ]
1786 AGED 78 ? YEARS

John Fawler, Surgeon, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st November 1692
   He is "sick and weak". To son John, £5, on his return from sea. To daughter, Elizabeth, £5. To wife Sarah, all monies owing to him, either on bond, or otherwise; all ready money, beds, linen, woollen, etc., Sarah, sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Glover, Ann Glover ? And Walter Seger ?

John Fawler, Surgeon, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 22nd September 1719
   To wife Mary, his real and personal estate for ever; she is also sole executor.
   Witnesses: Ann Glover ?, Mary Dalby and James Fearne

Mary Fawler
, Widow, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 17th June 1749
   "Sick and weak" To her "loving friend" Mrs Sarah Rice, wife of Newland Rice, of Chatham, Gentleman, her wrought bed, bedstead, feather bed. To Mr Daniel Furzer of Chatham, Gentleman, her "great easie chair". To Mr Charles Couchman, £5, to be paid out of a debt owed to her by Mr Richard Haley of Chatham. Remainder of the debt to be divided between Mrs Sarah Rice and her executors, equally.
   Mrs Martha Miller, wife of Mr Edward Miller of St. Margaret's, Rochester, is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Newland Rice, Thomas Richards and (mark of) Sarah Ould

57.  Headstone


SARAH FIELD, FORMER WIFE OF REDMAN REED, DIED 1761
SEE REED MONUMENT

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SARAH FIELD WIFE OF
THOS. FIELD, GENT. LATE
WIFE OF REDMAN REED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER THE [ ] 1761 AGED 69 ?
YEARS

Thomas Field, Gentleman, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 13th May 1763
   "Not well in bodily health" . His freehold houses and land in Gillingham to brother John Field for ever. To daughter in law (i.e. step daughter), Sarah wife of John James of Deal, Clerk, £20. To "daughter in law", Mary wife of Samuel How of Chatham, Ship Carpenter, £10. The latter legacy is not intended to discharge debt owed to him by Samuel How. To Samuel and Thomas Field How, sons of Mary, £10 each, (to be paid to mother).
   To "daughter in law" Elizabeth wife of [ ] Robinson, £10. To "daughter in law" Rebecca Reed, Spinster, who lives with him, £20. To "daughter in law" Martha wife of John Henniker, £10, the latter legacy not intended to discharge any debt owed him by Henniker. To "daughter in law" Esther, wife of Edward Reed,, £10. To above daughters in law, "all his late wife's, and their mother's wearing apparel", shared equally.
   To nieces Elizabeth and Ann Field, daughters of late brother William, £100 each. To "niece" Mary How, £100. Money owed by Samuel How to be deducted from this legacy. To brother John, £100, in trust, for niece Frances wife of [ ]
   Chapman and her children, at time his brother thinks fit. To nephew Robert Gray any money he owes at time of testators death. To [ ] Gray, son of Robert Gray, £80 at 21 years.
   Residue to brother John for life, after his death, shared among his four nieces, Elizabeth Field, Mary How, Ann Field and Frances Chapman, equally. Brother John is executor.
   Witnesses: William Guy, John Duddy and William Twopenny
   Proved 21st July 1763

Reed
In 1978 the writer excavated a stoneware tankard on the present site of the Debenham's Store. It was dated c. 1740 and was from the Mitre Inn in Chatham. It was embossed with a moulded mitre and was inscribed Redman Reed, however the Redman Reed on the, now destroyed, headstone was a shipwright at the time the will was written. The will is dated a long time before his death, and I assume he was by then the Inn Keeper. 
   His widow, Sarah, remarried to Thomas Field, and has her own headstone in the same section. (See Thomas Field's Will)

FIELD see TUSON

58.  Headstone

[    ]
[WILLIAM FRIEND] LATE MATE ?
[OF HIS MAJESTY'S] SHIP DEVONSHIRE
[WHO DIED] APRIL 29th 1749 AGED 60 ? YEARS
ALSO [    ] CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELIZ. SMITH WIFE OF JAMES SMITH
[WHO] DIED MAY 13th 1775 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN RICHARD AND SARAH

 

GIBERT see CAZENEUVE

GORDON see TROTT

59.  Headstone


CHARLES GREEN, DIED 1752

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES GREEN
LATE MASTER COOPER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S VICTUALLING
OFFICE IN CHATHAM WHO DIED
YE 11th FEB. 1752 AGED 82

 

60.  Tablet on brick wall south west entrance to churchyard, upper part missing.

ALSO WILLIAM GUY
WHO DIED OCTOBER 4th 1844
AGED 11 MONTHS

 

61.  Headstone

Front
[IN MEMORY OF]
JOHN HACK JUNR.
DIED YE 29th JUNE 1747
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
Mr. JOHN MUDDLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE [    ]
1779 AGED 28 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY MUNN LANDEN
DAUGHTER OF
NATH. & MARY NOBLE WALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. [    ]
1851 AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO HER INFANT SON AGED 5 [MONTHS?]
ALSO [    ]

John Muddle was the son of Edward Muddle, Watch and Clockmaker. Edward Muddle changed the formerly square faced clock on the Corn Exchange, Rochester to the present circular form. John Hack was probably his uncle and Mary Landen a descendant of John Muddle's sister Mary, (see Muddle Family Internet site)

Nathaniel Wall was a Wheelwright (Wright's Directory, 1838; Bagshaw's Directory, 1847 )

62.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD HAMILTON WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [    ] APRIL 1777
AGED 74 ? YEARS
ALSO FOUR SONS
RICHARD DIED JANUARY [    ] 1745 AGED [ ] MONTHS
THOMAS DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1748 AGED [ ] [MONTHS ?]
THOMAS DIED MARCH [     ] 1755 AGED [ ] YEARS
AND 4 ? MONTHS
EDWARD ? DIED 9th DECEMBER 1763
AGED 3 YEARS
MARY HAMILTON WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 31st 1790
AGED 70 YEARS
Mr. JOHN BELL
MANY YEARS GUNNER OF HIS MA
JESTY'S SHIP BRITANNIA DIED
--------------------Ground Level-----------------
[ ] MARCH 1815 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF JOHN BELL & DAUGHTER OF
RICHD. & MARY HAMILTON DIED 4th ? MARCH
1820 AGED 82 YEARS

Richard Hamilton, Boatswain of H.M.S. Greenwich, later of H.M.S. Formidable, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, on Naval form, dated 20th December 1736
   All his pay to his wife, Mary of Cork, Ireland; she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: John Cornewall and Charles Catford
   Proved 13th May 1777 (late of H.M.S. Formidable)

63.  Detached side panel from a chest tomb, very worn and broken in three pieces

HERE LIETH THE BODIES OF
CHARLES HAMLEY AND
SUSANNA HIS WIFE OF THIS PARISH
HE DIED 14th ? [DEC] 174[5] AGED [76] YEARS
SHE DIED 4th ? JULY [1746]
AGED [    ] YEARS

Charles Hamley. A document in the Navy Board Records, (ADM 106/918/4) of 1740, names Charles Hamley as a Caulker at Chatham. Charles is mentioned in his father's will of 1718 (Archdeaconry Court of Rochester). His father, Thomas, was a Caulker, also of Chatham, where Charles was born in 1669

64.  Headstone


LEFT: HENRY AND ANN BYCRAFT, DIED 1746 & 1747
RIGHT: HENRY AND SUSANNAH HARTLY, DIED 1680 & 1705

THESE STONES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL
POSITION TO FLANK THE MAIN CHURCHYARD PATH

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
HENRY HARTLY WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 5th ? DAY OF NOV.
1680 AGED 56 YEARS
SUSANNA HIS WIFE WHO DE
PARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th OF
AUGT. 1705 AGED 82 YEARS
AND ALSO OF HENRY AND
SUSANNA THEIR SON AND
DAUGHTER WHO [ DIED]
[IN THEIR INFANCY ?]

 

65.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN HASSELL
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF JUNE 1749
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE [    ]
AGED 6 YEARS
Mrs. ELIZABETH BOWER
    ] 1786 AGED 66 YEARS
Mr. [DANIEL] BOWER
[JANUARY] 1794 AGED 81 YEARS

John Hassell , Yeoman Farmer, Consistory Court of Rochester Will (but proved in the P.C.C.) dated 13th June 1749
   "Sick and weak" To sons William and Matthew and daughters, Maria and Sarah, £20 each to buy them clothes and put them out to "sound business". To son James, £20. To wife Anne, sole executor, his goods, stock, ready money, household goods, plate, bills, bonds etc.
   Witnesses: Daniel and Elizabeth Bower (both on headstone)
   Proved 29th June 1749 and December 6th 1752 (in P.C.C.)

66.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM HAYLER
WHO DIED 12th OCTOBER 1748
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO FIVE ? OF HIS CHILDREN
ELIZABETH THE WIFE
OF
Mr. WILLIAM HAYLER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF NOVEMBER 1826
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
[   ]
[   ]
Mr. WILLIAM HAYLER
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
[   ]

William Hayler, Clock Smith, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd August 1748
   "Sick and weak" To son William, £100; to daughters Anne and Sarah, £80 each at 21.These legacies to be paid to Thomas Howell of Chatham, Shipwright and Robert Fowler, of Chatham, Tailor, upon trust; they are to invest money in Government Stocks or other securities. Interest towards maintenance and education of children during minorities. Residue, money, plate, household goods, stock in trade, personal estate, to wife Elizabeth; she, Thomas Howell and Robert Fowler, joint executors. Howell and Fowler to be Guardians of his children while minors.
   Witnesses: Michael Fitchett and Thomas Johnson

William Hayler, died 1826 was a Watchmaker, (Pigot's Directory 1824). This headstone dates from around 1826 and probably replaced an earlier one from 1748. (See also John Chapman No. 43)

67.  Headstone


THOMAS HICKES, DIED 1763 AND HIS DAUGHTER ANN LOWEN, DIED 1799

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HICKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY [    ]
1763 AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN LOWEN AND DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE DIED [    ] FEBRUARY
THE 13th 1799 AGED 58 YEARS

Thomas Hickes , Caulker of Woolwich, in 1743. Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, on Naval form, dated 6th June 1743
   He was "now entered into His Majesty's service as a Caulker at Port Mahon"
   All his estate to wife Ann, who is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Susanna Vivian, Ann Vivian and J. Barnard, Attorney at Woolwich.

Port Mahon, capital of Minorca, which was a British possession for most of the 18th century. Ann Hicks married John Lowen at Chatham in 1764, she was probably the Ann baptised at Deptford in 1741, which is close to Woolwich. The probate note records his wife, Ann, as "of Queen Street, Chatham".

John Lowen was probably the "late Foreman of Caulkers, Chatham Dockyard ", and of Rochester . (P.C.C. Will)

HIGGINS see JACKSON

68.  Headstone, top half broken off

WILL. HODGES OF [THIS]
PARISH WHO DIED 30th JUNE [    ]
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th NOV. 1796 AGED 43 Y[EARS]
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEB. 1789 AGED 4 M[ONTHS]
ALSO FRANCES HOWELL
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE Mr. W[ILL.]
[HO]DGES WHO DIED 5th FEB. 17[    ]
AGED 56 YEARS

 

69.  Chest tomb, Ledger on high brick base


HOOPERS, BURKETTS, SPENCERS, MANLEY AND DAWES,
1703, 1727, 1741, 1781, 1784,1797, 1818, 1835 AND 1830

IN MEMORY OF
[JOSH]UA HOOPER WHO DEPART[ED] [THIS LIFE]
[THE] 6th ? OF AUGUST 1703 AGED 60 [YEARS]
[ALSO] MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE DEPARTED THIS
[LIFE] THE 12th OF SEPT. 1727 AGED 70 YEARS
[JOH]N ? HOOPER SON OF THE ABOVE DEPARTED
[THIS LIFE] THE 24th OF AUGUST 1741 AGED 70 YEARS
[SAR]AH BURKETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[TH]E 19th OF APRIL 1781 AGED 79 YEARS
[CHAR]LOTTE SPENCER DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[TH]E 17th OF JANUARY 1784 AGED 21 YEARS
[HE]NRY SPENCER DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
[ ] OF SEPTEMBER 1784 AGED 60 YEARS
[AN]THONY MANLEY LATE FIRST ASSISTANT OF
[HIS] MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, CHATHAM DEPARTED
[THIS] LIFE THE 16th OF MAY 1797 AGED 47 YEARS
[TH]OMAS BURKETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] 19th OF AUGUST 1797 AGED 70 YEARS
[SAR]AH SPENCER DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] 28th ? OF AUGUST 1818 AGED 88 YEARS
IN THIS VAULT
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
[WILL]IAM SPENCER ESQ. WHO DEPARTED THIS
[LIF]E THE 2nd OF MARCH 1835 AGED 66 YEARS
[AN]D ALSO OF HIS DAUGHTER
SARAH AMELIA
[    ] WIFE OF THE REV. H. J. DAWES
[WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE THE 7th OF APRIL 1830
[AGED] 34 YEARS

Thomas Burkett, Shipwright of Brompton, Consistory Court of Rochester Will and Codicil, dated 6th July 1784 and 14th September 1796
   To brother in law, Henry Spencer, £10 for mourning; to sister Sarah Spencer, 5 guinea piece and £10 for mourning to nephews, Henry, Thomas and William Spencer and nieces, Sarah, Mary and Amelia Spencer, £10 each for mourning; to nephews, Henry, Thomas and William Spencer, to be drawn by lot, his gold watch and gold seal, with his coat of arms engraved on a cornelian, and steel seal with his cipher and crest engraved on it, with steel chain (unless one of nephews wants it and will pay value to his brothers, with their consent).
   To niece Sarah Spencer, a small hooped diamond ring with 3 diamonds; to niece Mary Spencer, a mourning diamond ring with 3 diamonds; to niece Amelia Spencer, a rose shaped diamond ring with 11 diamonds; to nephews Henry, Thomas and William and nieces Sarah, Mary and Amelia Spencer, equally shared, by lot, all his plate, i.e. a quart silver tankard with his engraved crest; a quart silver tankard marked V , a pint silver mug, "belly shaped", marked on the W E bottom, R , a strait pint silver mug without a mark; a pint silver mug "belly shaped" marked on the bottom P M; a silver I E tea pot marked on the bottom S B; a silver stand for the tea pot without a mark; a pint silver pint cup marked M ; on the I H side; a pint silver porringer marked under the handle T B; a pint silver porringer marked on top of handle, B ; a pair of L M silver salt sellars, marked on the bottom, P R ; a silver pepper box, unmarked; a very large silver spoon marked with a wheat sheaf; half a dozen silver table spoons marked with a dove and padlock; a silver table spoon marked M B; a silver T B table spoon marked with coat of arms with 4 shells and a griffin crest; silver marrow spoon, unmarked; half dozen tea spoons marked with a wheat sheaf; half a dozen silver tea spoons marked T B; pair of silver tea tongs (for sugar); small 2 handled cup, embossed, marked E ; a small silver handled cup marked on bottom M C; small silver handled cup R C marked on handle E B; silver milk pot marked under one of feet, S D; silver punch ladle, marked with his cipher on back; small silver box composed of "Foreign Pieces".
   To sister Sarah Spencer, for ever, his 6 freeholds in West Court Street, Brompton, occupied by himself, brother in law Henry Spencer, the widow Stone, with his 2 nieces, Sarah and Mary Spencer, the widow Hereton, Mr William Elvy, Shoemaker and Mr John Towers, Clerk in Chatham Dockyard.
   After her death, equally divided between his Spencer nephews and nieces, for ever.
   Also to sister Sarah Spencer, his large garden and small garden adjoining and above it, occupied by himself, and large garden adjoining it below, in occupation of widow Larkin, held on lease for 90 years, 34 unexpired, behind the gardens of his properties, for life. After her death, if before end of lease, equally divided between his Spencer nephews and nieces. To sister Sarah Spencer, household furniture, beds, bedding, residue... money, securities, jewels, books, china, clothes, etc., to Spencer nephews and nieces. Sister Sarah and niece Sarah, joint executors.
   Witnesses: John Chambers, Richard Woodriff and John Sanders

Codicil
   Niece Mary Spencer has married Mr Anthony Manley, Builder's First Assistant, Chatham Dockyard, and niece Amelia Spencer has married Mr William Drawbridge, Clerk in Chatham Dockyard, since will was made. Niece Sarah is still a Spinster with "no view" of her being married, she is not provided for. Everything he has given to her mother Sarah, he now gives to her, for life. After her death to be divided as in stated in will. If niece Sarah marries, then estate to be immediately divided as above.
   Witnesses: John Jefferys and John Tracy

From the Maidstone Journal:
   "On Tuesday, at Rochester. Mrs. Dawes, wife of the Rev. Mr. Dawes, Chaplain to the Convicts at Chatham, aged 34"

Henry Spencer married Sarah Burkett at Chatham in 1750. In the 1790's William Spencer was 4th Clerk to the Store Keeper at Chatham Dockyard (Universal British Directory)

John Manley was, in c. 1793, 2nd Assistant to the Master Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard at £100 per annum. (Universal British Directory) See also Thomas Burkett's will

HOWELL see HODGES

70.  Headstone

[IN]
[MEMORY]
OF Mr. HENRY HUBBARD
WHO DIED AT SEA FEB. [    ] 1759
AGED 44 ? YEARS
ALSO HERE LIES INTERRED YE BODIES OF
HENRIETTA AND HENRY HUBBARD
CHILDREN OF HENRY AND HANNAH HUBBARD
HENRIETTA DIED OCT. 3rd 1755 AG: 2 YER [ ] MON
HENRY DIED AP: 9th 1758 AG: 2 YER 4 MON

Henry Hubbard, Carpenter of H.M.S. Deal Castle, P.C.C. Will dated 17th September 1746
   To wife Hannah, his wages due and all his estate, she is also sole executor.
   Witnesses: Quin ? Marsh and John Sutherland
   Proved 28th March 1759

71.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF ABEL HUBBARD
WHO DIED MAY 1st 1750 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ABEL HUBBARD DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1756
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO JOAN GOUGH WHO DIED
MARCH 7th 1760 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO Mr. ABEL HUBBARD WHO
DIED MAY 5th 1825 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DIED
NOVEMBER 3rd 1828 AGED 77 YEARS

Abel Hubbard, Superannuated Foreman of Sail Makers at Chatham Dockyard, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 18th May 1824
   All his estate to wife Sarah. She and friend Thomas Wells of Chatham, Carpenter are joint executors.
   Witnesses: Humphrey Wickham, {Attorney ?] Chatham and William Crandell, Linen Draper, Chatham.
   Proved 30th May 1825

Sarah Hubbard, widow, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 29th February 1828
   To "good friend" Thomas Wells of Chatham, Builder, all money and personal estate, upon trust, to pay legacies of £50 each to, her brother Thomas Jackson; nephews, John and William Jackson, sons of late brother John; nephews and nieces, Thomas, George, John, Sarah and Elizabeth Jackson, children of her brother Thomas, and to old servant, Sarah Dunstall.
   To each of children of late nephew George Jackson, formerly of Gravesend, Victualler, £50; those under 21 to have money invested in Savings Bank or Public Funds.
   To James Rayner of Sheerness, Shipwright, £50; if he dies in testator's lifetime, then shared among his children.
   Residue to Thomas Wells, who is sole executor; if he dies in testator's lifetime, then his son Thomas will be executor.
   Signs with a mark.
   Witnesses: Samuel Dunk, Tailor and Army Clothier, Hammond Place, Chatham and William Crandell, Linen Draper, High Street, Chatham.
   Proved 18th November 1828. Value of personal estate not more than £3,000

72.  Headstone

MARY
THE RELICT OF
WILLIAM HUCKLE, SURGEON
WAS INTERRED DEC. 8th 1745 AGED 77
ALSO OF MARY
HER DAUGHTER AND WIFE OF
THOMAS WESTON, SURGEON
ON MARCH 10th 1767 AGED 67

 

73.  Headstone


GRACE HUMPHREYS, DIED 1747
MOVED TO MAIN PATH FROM ORIGINAL POSITION

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[GRACE] DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & MARY HUMPHREYS
LATE OF SEVENHAMPTON
IN THE PARISH OF HIGHWORTH
IN THE COUNTY OF WILTS.
WHO DIED [ ] OCT. 1747
AGED 26 YEARS

 

HUNTER see PAINE

74.  Chest Tomb, On Stone Base, Very Eroded

75.  Ledger

[    ]
[    ]
[MA]STER SHIPW[RIGHT] [OF]
[HIS] [MAJES]TY'S YARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] 2nd ? JUNE [   ]
[AGE]D [ ] Y[EARS]

North Side
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
[   ] HURD ? [    ] [MAST]ER JOINER OF [HIS]
[MAJESTY'S] YARD AT CHATH[AM] [W]HO [   ]
[   ] TEND ? FOREMAN [ ]

 

INGRAM see SMITH

76.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZ. IRONS WIFE OF Mr. HENRY IRONS
WHO DIED SUDDENLY MARCH 11th 1812
AGED 56 YEARS
"Reader be wise, this tomb survey.
The solemn[ ] wait
[    ]"

 

77.  Eroded Headstone, split vertically, partly in tree

IN MEMORY
OF WILLIAM [ ]
[    ]
[    ]
MARY WIFE OF GEORGE JACKSON
[    ] MARCH THE 13th 178[ ]
AGED [  ]4 YEARS
[   ] ABOVE GEORGE JACKSON
[    ] 22nd OF MAY ? [1790]
[    ]70 YEARS
[    ] MARY [    ]
[   ]
[RIC]HARD HENRY [ ]
[   ] OF APRIL 18[    ]
AGED 75 YEARS
NATHANIEL BLOUD
[    ] THE 12th OF JUNE 18[52]
AGED 68 ? YEARS
[ALSO] Mrs. ELIZABETH [BLOUD]
[DECEMBER 1853]
[AGED] [68] [YEARS]

Nathaniel Bloud, Gentleman, Waterloo Place, Chatham, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th November 1851.
   Executors to invest £500, which is in the hands of John Kains of Chatham, Captain, R.N. Harriet, wife of Archibald William Pringle of Princess Terrace, Albert Row, Regent's Park and Elizabeth Pringle, their daughter, in purchase of 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities. To be paid to Elizabeth Pringle at 21 years, dividends, in meantime, for her benefit. If she dies under 21, then to Harriet Pringle, her mother.
   To Mr W. Hales, brother of Harriet Pringle, £50; to Archibald W. Pringle, £50; to his wife, Harriet, £50.
   To Susan Gater and Mrs Anna Le Claminant, wife of John Le Claminant, cousins of W. Hales, 19guineas each. Residue and Real and Personal Estate, to wife Elizabeth for ever, she and John Kains, joint executors.
   Witnesses: John Hills, 40 Waterloo Place and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs Essell ans Hayward, Solicitors, Rochester

Elizabeth Bloud, Widow of 41 Waterloo Place, P.C.C. Will dated 2nd December 1852
   To Mrs Elizabeth Jackson, widow of her late brother, James, £50; to Mrs Kezia Jackson, widow of her late brother, John, £50; to Mrs Mary Palmer of Chatham, widow of late Thomas Palmer, Master Mariner, 19 gns.
   To friend John Kains of Chatham, Captain R.N., and her nephew, John Jackson of Newington, near Sittingbourne, £50 each. Her clothes equally divided between nieces Mary Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of late brother James, and Kezia Jackson, daughter of late brother John. Real Estate and Residue of Personal Estate, equally divided between nieces and nephews, sons and daughters of her two late brothers.
   John Kains and John Jackson, joint executors.
   Witnesses: John Hills, 40 Waterloo Place and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs Essell and Hayward, Solicitors, Rochester

78.  Headstone

ELIZABETH
JACKSON WIFE OF JOHN JACKSON
DIED THE 2nd OF MAY 1797
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO 7 CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN JACKSON
DIED THE 24th OF JANUARY 1810
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIGGINS DIED THE 6th
APRIL 1807 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH JACKSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 20th ? OF
DECEMBER 1847 AGED 59 ? YEARS

John Jackson, Grocer of Brompton, Pigot's Directory, 1809; P.C.C. Will dated 10th January 1810
   To daughter Mary, four freehold houses, two on north side of West Court Street in Brompton, in his occupation and William Muzree; the other two on the south side of the same street, occupied by John Christopher and Mary Jerome, for ever.
   To daughter Elizabeth, his nine freehold houses in or near West Court Street, two on south side, occupied by Stephen Dunlop and John Prall; the other six, on the north side occupied by Richard Tress, George Swan, Susannah Cook, William Kain, James Bennett, James Gould and James Ward, for ever.
   To above two daughters all other freeholds equally shared, for ever. To daughter Mary, fixtures in his house; to Elizabeth £100.
   All Residue to above daughters, equally shared; they are joint executors.
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney at Law, Chatham, William Jefferys, Junr. And William Nokes, his Clerks.
   Proved 7th February 1810

JACKSON see OULSON

79.  Headstone


JAMES JARMON, DIED 1751

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES JARMON
WHO DIED 29th SEPT. 1751
AGED 59 YEARS

James Jarmon, Shipwright , P.C.C. Will dated 6th June 1751
   To cousin John Clements of Bishopsgate Street, London, Tallow Chandler, £100 and his family tankard. To cousin John Higgins, Shipwright of Portsmouth Yard, and his sister Mary Pierce, £50 each. To four children of cousin Nightingale ------ ? £10 each.
   To cousin James Jarmon, son of Gregory Jarmon, Shipwright in Chatham Yard, £10. To two daughters of Mr Henry Sheafe, Ann and Sarah, £20 each. To Mr Henry Sheafe's two sisters, Frances and Sarah Sheafe, of Rochester, Gentlewomen, £20 each. To Edward Reed, son of Edward Reed, "where I now board", £30. To Richard Mills, son of Robert Mills, Shipwright in Chatham Yard, £30. To Elizabeth Barnes wife of Henry Barnes, Silversmith, but now Labourer in Chatham Yard, £5. To Mary Petty, widow of Francis Petty, £5. To William Warren, Yeoman of Cliffe, and his daughters, Mary Carr, Ann and Eleanor Smith, and son James Warren,£5 each.
   £5 in bread to poor widows not receiving alms from this parish. To his friends Richard Banks Barber and Richard Demetrius, Shipwrights, 1 guinea to buy a gold ring. The legacies from his personal estate; legatees under 17 at time of his death, will have legacies paid to their parents.
   His freehold in Chatham, occupied by William Shaw, Gunner of the "Newark", man of war, and all other freeholds to Mary Estery, who lives with him as his "servant", for life; after her death, to cousin John Clements for ever. Residue to Mary Estery for ever, she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Robert Mills, Arthur Plhill and Beresford Maplesden
   Proved 8th October 1751

JARRITT see DAFFORNE

JEFFERYS see TUSON

80.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN JENNINGS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] DECEMBER 1804 AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO Mrs. ELIZABETH JENNINGS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [    ] JULY 1806
AGED 6[  ] YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN
AND FOUR GRAND CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

John Jennings was a Shipwright, died Intestate, value under £100

81.  Headstone


JOHN KING, DIED 1745
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO MAIN PATH

HERE LIES THE BODY OF
JOHN KING
LATE MASTER HOUSE
CARPENTER OF HIS
MAJESTY'S YARD AT
SHEERNESS HE DIED
THE 29th OF NOVEMBER
1745 IN THE 55th YEAR
OF HIS AGE

 

LANDEN see HACK

82.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN LANE
OF THIS PARISH [WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
THE [    ] DAY OF JUNE 178[3] AGED [41] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

 

83.  Headstone, next to above, Eroded, if Cenotaphic probably a Lane ?

[    ]
[    ]
[ LANE ? ]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 4th ? DAY OF NOV. 1812
IN THE HOSPITAL AT MAHON IN THE
32nd ? YEAR OF HIS AGE

 

84.  Headstone


FOREGROUND: THE RUIN OF DR. THOMAS SMITH'S TOMB 1722
BACKGROUND: THE LLOYD TOMB, AFTER IVY REMOVAL,
WITH FRAGMENTS OF DESTROYED SARCOPHAGUS ON TOP

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. GEORGE LLOYD
OF THE ROYAL [MARINES?]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] DAY OF [    ]
AGED 46 YEARS
[    ]
[ALSO] HIS TWO SONS
GEORGE SAMUEL BURTON
[    ]
GEORGE BURTON MOORE
AGED 8 MONTHS
[    ]

85.  Classical Sarcophahus on Rusticated Base, over six feet high 
               (Badly Damaged by "Remedial" Work in March 2012)


GEORGE AND MARY LLOYD, DIED 1848 & 1826
PHOTOGRAPHED IN 2010. I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND THAT THE SACOPHAGUS 
WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED FOLLOWING CLEARANCE OF THE IVY IN 2012

South Side

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
Mr. GEORGE LLOYD
WHO DIED 18th NOVEMBER 1826
AGED 38 YEARS
"Life how Short, Eternity how Long"

North Side
GEORGE [LLOYD]
[    ]
[    ]
[    ] [JANUARY] 1848 AGED [59] YEARS

George Lloyd may be the R.N. Captain, overseer of the convict hulk "Dolphin", which capsized in 1829. Lloyd's actions saved most of the convicts from drowning (Times). He died at Lewisham (Parish Register)

LOGIE see MORRIS

LONDE see BAKER

86.  Headstone


JOHN AND SUSAN LONG, DIED 1726 AND 1724 ?
COMPARE THE SKULL TO THAT ON WEEDEN'S STONE

HERE ALSO
LYETH YE BODY THE BODY OF
OF SUSAN YE WIFE JOHN LONG
OF JOHN LONG HOUSE CARPENTER
HOUSE CARPENTER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY WHO DIED THE
24th 1724 ? AGED [    ] OF MARCH
72 YEARS 1726 AGED [7]5 ?
ALSO TWO OF HIS SISTERS
MARY & JANE

 

87.  Headstone


WILLIAM LONG, DIED 1750, AND HIS MOTHER, ELIZABETH DIED 1755

IN MEMORY OF
WILL. SON OF WILL. AND
ELIZ. LONG
WHO DIED 28th ? OF JAN. 1750
AGED 39 YEARS
ELIZABETH LONG
WHO DIED THE 7th ? DECEMBER 1754
AGED 73 YEARS

William Long, Yeoman Farmer of Sharsted (Register),Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 19th January 1749 (50)
   He is "weak in body". To cousin Mrs Mary Landen ?, £10. All his property real and personal, including horses, cows, corn and husbandry tackle, to mother Elizabeth, for ever.
   Witnesses: B. Moorcock, John Lowdell and Thomas Johnson

Elizabeth Long, Widow and Farmer, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 2nd June 1753
   She is "weak and infirm in body". Half of her Manors at Sharsted and Lydsing, and at Seddington (Settington), four parcels of land once belonging to the "late dissolved Monastery of Leeds", two acres of rough ground in Lydsing, late in tenure of her late son William and herself held on 21 year lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester; three acres of land at Pensiux in Hartlip; one acre of woodland at Pewsill ? Hill; forty acres of wood in Chatham, Gillingham and Boxley, also leased from the Dean and Chapter, to daughter Elizabeth Moorecock. The other half to daughter Elizabeth, in trust, to permit daughter Mary, wife of John Boghurst to take profits. After Mary's death, Elizabeth will transfer this half to Mary's children, as shall be living, equally. If no children, then this half shared by daughters Elizabeth, and Rebecca and Frances Long, equally. If Mary becomes a widow, then the half share to her. The lease to be kept up by Elizabeth, charges shared with Mary.
   Three quarters of woodland of 320 acres, on lease, as above, to daughters, Rebecca and Frances, equally.
   Her interest in land, formerly the site of a cottage, and a Smith's forge, barn, stables, garden, orchard, with meadow of 14 acres, in Chatham and Gilling, occupied by ----- ? Green, and since by ----- ? Cliffords. Also eighteen acres at Lydsing in her occupation to Elizabeth Moorecock, for ever. Four fifths of house, barn, stables, etc. and 14 acres of land at Capstone, Chatham, occupied by Richard Strood, to daughter Frances Long, for ever.
   House and slaughter house, shop, outhouse and garden, etc. in Gillingham, now empty, late the estate of Thomas Hodges, to daughter Rebecca Long, for ever.
   The legacies given to Mary, Frances and Rebecca by their late father's will, with interest at 4% to be paid out of her personal estate. She releases daughters from sums due for board, lodging and education. Residue of ready money, household and farm goods, and personal estate to Rebecca and Frances, equally, they are also executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Martain, John Lowdell and William Gates
   Proved January 9th 1755

LOWEN see HICKS

MANLEY see HOOPER

88.  Headstone, badly eroded

[    ] MARSHALL
[    ] [    ] [MAR]SHAL[L]
JOSIAH DANIEL
MARSHALL
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
BORN JAN. 8th DIED MAY 18th [    ]
[   ]

 

89.  Stone Chest Tomb, Thick Dark Top


CHEST TOMB OF WALSINGHAM AND SUSANNAH MASTERS, DIED 1790 & 1780
SOUTH EAST SECTION IN 2010 BEFORE CLEARANCE OF SYCAMORES, ETC.

North Side

ANN WIFE OF WALSINGHAM MASTERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY [    ] 1780
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE WALSINGHAM MASTERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY [    ] 1790
AGED 73 YEARS

Walsingham Masters was a Cordwainer. In his P.C.C. Will, dated 19th October 1789, he is described as a "Gentleman"
   Walsingham Masters and Ann Walton married at Chatham in 1742.
   To Walsingham Masters son of nephew George, three houses in Brompton, Gillingham, occupied by Samuel Pix, John Vinall and Christie Ewart, for ever.
   To Walsingham Masters, son of late nephew Edward, three houses in or near Chatham High Street, occupied by William Jordan, James Taylor and Lawrence Green; and two houses in East Luton in Chatham, occupied by William Lester and Thomas Sutton; also his half share of house in Cross Street, Chatham, occupied by Benjamin Haylor, for ever.
   To nephew George Masters leasehold houses on the Brook, Chatham, (otherwise Smithfield Bank), occupied by George Masters, John French, John Fearne, Thomas Burton, Martin Ward, Willis Brook and Peter Burton, for the term of years left, subject to payment of charges, etc.
   To grand daughter Ann Prior two houses on the Brook, occupied by himself and Margaret Masters widow of late nephew Edward, for remainder of leases. To grandson John Walton, other houses on the Brook, occupied by William Ashdown, Richard Dent and Mary Stubbs, for rest of term. Also to Ann, £20, to her daughter Charlotte, £10.
   To John Walton, £20. To sister in law, Ann Masters widow of brother Edward, £10. To Moll wife of Joseph Mellin, £10. To nephew George Masters, son of late brother George, £20.To Walsingham, James Morgan, John Stead, William, Elizabeth and Ann Masters, children of nephew George, £10 each. To Margaret, widow of Edward Masters, £20. To John Edward, James, Walsingham and William Masters, children of Margaret, £10 each. To Walsingham son of nephew George Masters, his watch and all his clothes. Residue to nephew George and grand daughter Ann Prior, equally.
   Nephew George Masters and Richard Phillips of Brompton, Carpenter are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Dent, James Read, Attorney of Chatham and William Jefferys.
   Proved 25th February 1790

90.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY MONTGOMERIE
SON OF
CAPTAIN W. MATHIAS 62nd REGT.
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 19th OF DECEMBER 1843
AGED ONE AND SEVEN
MONTHS

 

91.  Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
JOHN McCRUMMEN
OF THE [    ]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [ ] DAY OF [ ] 18[39]
AGED [4]6 YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

 

92.  Headstone


PHILIP MEAD, DIED 1748

HERE LIETH INTERRED YE BODY OF
PHILIP MEAD OF YS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF APRIL 1748 AGED 63 ?
ALSO THE REMAINS OF HIS FATHER
ALSO HERE 2 BROTHERS & 4 SISTERS

 

93.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF ANDREW MITCHELL
M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 31st ? 1800
AGED 44 ? YEARS

Andrew Mitchell was "Physician of the Staff" (Army). (Parish Register)

94.  Headstone


JOHN MONK, DIED 1752, JOHN JNR. DIED 1777 AND BRIDGET DIED 1783

IN MEMORY OF JAMES MONK
OF THIS PARISH HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] 1752 AGED 44 ? YEARS
ALSO JOHN MONK, JOINER, SON OF
[JAMES ?] MONK DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
[    ] 1777 AGED 45 YEARS
[ALSO] BRIDGET MONK WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES MONK WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [JANUARY]
[    ] 1783 AGED 73 YEARS

John Monk, Joiner, (as on stone), P.C.C. Will dated 6th November 1777
   He is "somewhat indisposed" To mother Bridget, for life, all his estate. She is to make use of it as she and his sister, Ann Deane, shall agree. After death of his mother, then to his sister Ann for life, then to her children, John Marlow and Maria Julianna Deane, for ever.
   Mother and sister executors.
   Witnesses: Mark of Solomon Andrews and John Sommerton
   Proved 5th December 1777

He was probably the John Monk who made, together with another, a model of Chatham Dockyard, in c. 1772, now in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

95.  Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE M[EMORY OF]
Mrs. CHRISTIAN [MORRIS]
WIDOW OF
CAPTN. JOHN MORRIS
LATE 1st ROYAL VETERAN B[ATT.]
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 18[   ]
AGED 66 YEARS
[THI]S STO[NE] [E]RECTED BY HER DA[UGHTER]
S[USAN] THE WIFE OF
LIEUT. J. C. LOGIE
OF THE ROYAL MARINES

 

MUDDLE see HACK

96.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr GEORGE NORTH
OF THIS PARISH
LATE SHIPWRIGHT [    ]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] [JANUARY 1836]
AGED [80] YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[    ]
[    ]

George North, Superannuated Shipwright of Chatham Dockyard, P.C.C. Will dated 7th February 1833
   To son George John, now of Plymouth, Carpenter in H.M. Royal Navy and Thomas Victualler of Chatham, Plumber and Glazier, his money in the 3 ½ % Consolidated Annuities in the Bank of England; also money in other Public Funds; and interest and money in the Chatham Savings Bank, upon trust, to be shared equally between son George and daughters, Maria, wife of John Ferguson of Chatham, Dyer, and Mary wife of Thomas Sawyer of the Coast Blockade Service at
   [    ] in Kent. To son George, his clock bureau, clothes and his chest. Residue, household furniture, goods, chattels etc. to his wife
   Son George and Thomas Vinall executors.
   Witnesses: Benjamin Briggs and Jane Victualler

Affidavit dated 13th January 1835
   George Ferguson of Chatham, Shoemaker, sworn that he was well acquainted with George North for some time, and had often seen him write. He has examined the will and confirms that the signature is authentic.
   Proved 14th January 1836 Power reserved to Thomas Victualler

97.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL GEORGE JAGO
NORTHCOTE R.N.
ASSISTANT MASTER ATTENDANT
OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF MARCH 1848
IN THE 44th ? YEAR OF HIS AGE

Samuel George Jago Northcote, Master, Royal Navy, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 19th October 1840
   All his property to wife, Elizabeth and property left to him by his father, Samuel Northcote and by his grandmother Elizabeth Lake. The interest of this property was enjoyed by his mother Anne during her life. Property left by his father, all books, clothes, gold watch, chains and seals; one half of this property to son Samuel George Jago Northcote; the other half between his two daughters, Anne Amelia, his youngest is since dead.
   His grand mother Elizabeth Lake's will stated that her property be equally divided, at death of his mother, Anne, between Elizabeth Lake Randle and Samuel George Jago Northcote.
   Appoints Benjamin Holland Bunce, Lieutenant, R.N., and Benjamin Bunce, Captain, R.M., father and brother of his wife Elizabeth, executors.
   Witnesses: P.B.W. Northcote and Robert J. Otway
   Proved 11th December 1848 Admin to Benjamin Holland Bunce (now Commander R.N.of Plymouth), the surviving executor
   Value not more than £200

98.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN OULSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th ? OF JUNE 1831
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
SAMUEL JACKSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th DAY OF JULY 1831
AGED [85] YEARS
ALSO
MARY ELIZABETH YATES
(Paving level here)

 

PAGE see CAZENEUVE

99.  Headstone


LEFT: WILLIAM PAINE , CARPENTER OF H.M.S. DUKE, DIED 1748
RIGHT: PETER RISKILLEY, GUNNER OF H.M.S. ROYAL SOVEREIGN, DIED 1756

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PAINE LATE
CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP DUKE
WHO DIED THE 13th OCTOBER 1748
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF HIS CHILDREN
JOHN AND SANDERTON
LIKEWISE SARAH ANN PAINE
HIS WIFE WHO DIED THE 21st MAY 1756
----------------------Ground Level------------------
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. LETETIA HUNTER WHO
DIED 17th NOVEMBER 1804 AGED 48 YEARS

William Paine, Carpenter of H.M.S. "Duke", (as on stone), P.C.C. Will dated 1st June 1740
   All his estate, including wages and pay to his wife, Sarah Ann, except to his sons William and Ralph, 350 each after his wife's death. If his wife remarries, she is to pay £100, i.e. £50 each to above sons, and all monies disbursed in the time of their apprenticeships, during the seven years they are bound for all such sums. Wife is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Martin Salter and Ales Baldock ?

Codicil
   There is one silver tankard value £7 and 8 silver spoons, which, after the death of his wife are to be equally divided between his sons.
   Witnesses: Martin Salter and Ales Baldock ?
   Proved 16th November 1748

PAINE see RISKELLEY

100.  Headstone, mostly eroded

JAMES PARFITT
LAT[E] [SE]RGEANT['S] M[ESS ?] [M]ASTER OF THE
CH[ATHAM] [DIVISION] OF [THE] ROYAL MARINES
WHO [DIED THE] [ ] DAY OF MAY 1828
[ AGED 38] YEARS

 

101.  Headstone


THOMAS AND ELIZABETH PARLBY, DIED 1785 & 1771

IN MEMORY OF
[ELIZABETH] THE WIFE OF
THOMAS PARLBY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd ? OF MARCH 1771
IN THE [2]6th ? YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS PARLBY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th OF FEB. 1785
AGED 57 ? YEARS

Thomas Parlby, Victualler, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 28th January 1785
   To wife Mary, for life, if she continues his widow, an annuity of £30. If she remarries, then an annuity of £20
   The annuities chargeable to all his real and personal estate. The annuity to paid in her house if she remains his widow.
   His estate, chargeable with the above annuities, to friend John Benifold of Chatham, Cabinet Maker and George Greenfield of Chatham, Bricklayer, upon trust, to pay annuities and to pay from remainder, to the maintenance and clothing of his son George, during his apprenticeship. Residue invested in Public Funds, in names of trustees, for benefit of George, upon trust. Trustees to pay George at 23 years. If George dies pre 23, unmarried, and wife Mary is living and his widow, then upon trust, to his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow. If she dies or remarries, estate shared equally between the children of his brother John; the children of his sister Ann, wife of James Leveson and children of his three other sisters, who are married women, and whose names he cannot recollect, for ever.
   Wife Mary, John Leveson and George Greenfield are executors.
   Witnesses: John Rowe, E. J. Twopenny and E. Haite, Junr.
   Proved 22nd February 1785

102.  Headstone


RIGHT: THOMAS AND FRANCES POTTEN, DIED 1731 & 1750
LEFT: THOMAS WILLARD, DIED 1746

IN SURE HOPES
OF RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL
LIFE
HERE LYES INTERRED THE
BODY OF THOMAS POTT[EN]
SHIPWRIGHT WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE OCT. THE 22nd 17[31]
AGED 75 ? YEARS
"Farewell my Brethren until
The Last Trumpet Sound"
HERE LIES FRANCES HIS
WIFE DIED AUGUST YE 19th
1750 AGED 82 YEARS

Thomas Potten, Shipwright, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 24th April 1731
   "Aged and weak in body". His two houses in Chatham in his occupation and of Isaac Meers to his wife, Frances, as long as she remains his widow; she to keep in good repair.
   After her death or remarriage, his house to his kinswoman, Elizabeth Potten, daughter of his sister in law, Frances Potten, widow, for ever.
   After his wife's death his other house, in occupation of Isaac Meers, which adjoins the "Three Cups" (this was on the Brook), to kinswoman, Alice Potten, the other daughter of Frances Potten, for ever.
   To sister in law, Frances Potten, £50; if she is dead, then to her two daughters, equally shared. They also get £50 each.
   To friend Richard Stone of Chatham, Baker, who is his executor, £10 for his trouble. To kinsman, Richard Potten, Shipwright, all his clothes. Money, pay, rings, plate, bedding, pewter, brass, copper, household goods and personal estate and residue to wife; she and Richard Stone, joint executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Robert Woodriff, Edward Golborne and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 4th November 1731

103.  Rear of an eroded early 18th century Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF Mrs. HANNAH
PRATTEN WIFE OF
Mr. JAMES PRATTEN
WHO DIED JULY 27th ? 1812
AGED 85 YEARS

James Pratten, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 20th June 1785, no occupation recorded
   To son James, a silver table spoon, to daughter Mary Darch ?, a silver table spoon. Residue to wife Hannah; she to receive debts due.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Thomas Pittard and Thomas Nutter
   Proved 1787 Value £20

104.  Headstone (From a photograph taken c. 1980. Only one small fragment of this fine stone survives!)

Image removed.
REDMAN REED, DIED 1746
PHOTOGRAPHED C. 1980. THIS STONE HAS SINCE BEEN 
DESTROYED, ONLY A FRAGMENT REMAINS

HERE LYETH INTERR'D YE BODY
OF REDMAN REED
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF FEBRUARY 1745
AGED 56 YEARS
[ALSO] FIVE CHILDREN DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

Redman Reed, Shipwright, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, on Naval Form, dated 5 March 1713 (14)
   All his estate to brother Edward Reed of Chatham, Shipwright.
   Witnesses: Henry Laban, John Boaks and John Thomson, in Deptford
   Proved 13th March 1745 (46). Administration granted to wife, Sarah; brother Edward having renounced executorship

REED see FIELD

105.  Headstone


SAMUELL RICH, DIED 1716 ?, AND ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE DIED ?
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO MAIN PATH

HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
SAMUELL RICH SON OF
RICH. RICH OF LONDON ? GENT. ?
[    ] END ? M[    ]
[    ] SARGANT DECEMBER [1716]
WHO WAS [    ]EEUTED ? FOR [    ]N
[F]A[CT ] AGED 47? YEARS LEFT
ISSUE ONE SON & ONE DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
SAMUELL RICH
WHO DIED 17th MARCH 17[    ]
AGED 69 YEARS

Samuell Rich
The inscription on this stone presents a puzzle,it is awkwardly laid out and half is illegible. I did find a Samuell Rich in the Burial Registers for December 1716 but have not found Elizabeth Rich. Elizabeth Smith married a Samuell Rich at Chatham in July 1710. The stone appears later than 1716. It remains unresolved

106.  Headstone


LEFT: WILLIAM PAINE , CARPENTER OF H.M.S. DUKE, DIED 1748
RIGHT: PETER RISKILLEY, GUNNER OF H.M.S. ROYAL SOVEREIGN, DIED 1756

IN MEMORY OF
PETER RISKELLEY
LATE GUNNER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
ROYAL SOVEREIGN
WHO DIED THE 27th OF DEC. 1756
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. LETITIA PAINE WIFE OF
WM. PAINE ASSISTANT BUILDER OF HIS
------------------- Ground Level-------------------
MAJ. YARD AT CHATHAM DEPARTED THIS
LIFE [    ] MARCH 1781 AGED 51 YEARS

Peter Riskilley, Gunner of H.M. Ship "Royal Sovereign", Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 22nd December 1753
   To son William, £? [tear in paper], rings, buckles, all his clothes and furniture in his cabin on the "Royal Sovereign". Residue of household goods, money, investments and personal estate to daughter Letitia, for ever. Letitia is also sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Mantell, Thomas Johnson and Christopher Hagedott ?
   Proved 22nd January 1757.

   This will presents a puzzle; he refers to his daughter Letitia as Letitia Riskelley" and the probate note refers to her as "Letitia Riskelley, Spinster", yet Letitia Riskilley married William Paine at Chatham in 1750 ? The Paine / Riskilley headstones are side by side. (See Paine will above)

107.  Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
RICHARD SHOLL ESQ. R.N.
[    ]

 

108.  Headstone

Front

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS SKINNER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1792
AGED 57 ? YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE ELIZABETH HIS [WIFE ?]
[WHO] DIED THE [    ] JANUARY 1776 [   ]
[    ]

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN SKINNER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 30th 1847
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH GREGORY SKINNER
WHO DIED AUGUST [    ] 1846 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN SKINNER OF THIS PARISH
GRANDSON ? OF THE ABOVE
[    ]

John Skinner may have been the Grocer in Holden's Directory in 1809

109.  Fallen Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR SARAH DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ELEANOR SMITH
WHO DIED 21st JANUARY 1829
AGED 2 YEARS
CHAS. SMITH DIED 30th MARCH 1832
AGED 3 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
ROBT. W. INGRAM DIED 9th APRIL 1832
IN THE 20th YEAR OF HIS AGE
WILLIAM SMITH DIED 10th JANUARY
1837 IN THE 17th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELEANOR WIFE OF
Mr. WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DIED 21st [ ] 1845 AGED 52 YEARS
"Afflictions sore, long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give me ease,
And free me from my pain"

 

110.  Headstone


THOMAS SMITH, DIED 1761, SON JOHN, DIED 1776 AND SARAH BOLDOCK, DIED 1800

[IN MEMORY OF]
Mr. THOMAS SMITH
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 16th ?
1761 AGED 77 YEARS
JOHN SMITH SON OF THE
ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER
THE 14th 1776 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO SARAH BOLDOCK LATE OF
LUTON IN THIS PARISH DIED
---------------Ground Level---------------
THE 2nd OF DEC. 1800 AGED 68 YEARS

Thomas Smith was of Luton, the eastern part of Chatham. (Parish Register)

111.  Derelict Chest Tomb, Ledger fallen onto ground


FOREGROUND: THE RUIN OF DR. THOMAS SMITH'S TOMB 1722
BACKGROUND: THE LLOYD TOMB, AFTER IVY REMOVAL,
WITH FRAGMENTS OF DESTROYED SARCOPHAGUS ON TOP

HIC REQUISCAT
[    ]
THOMAS SMITH
MEDICINAE DOCTORIS
NATU[ ] CHATHAM
[    ]DUCAE[    ] OXONAE
OBIIT 31st AUG.
A.D. 1722
AETATIS SUAE 55

Thomas Smith, Physician of Maidstone, P.C.C. Will dated 14th August 1722
   "My body I commit to the earth to be deposited in the vault in Chatham Church yard where my relations lye"
   To his wife, Deborah, all plate marked with her and his name, and plate which came to them by the death of her Aunt Bradford. He also leaves her plate which she brought with her at their marriage.
   Two gold watches, one a striking one, the other she had before their marriage; all household goods and bedding which she brought with her or inherited from her Aunt Bradford; all the pictures of her family and inlaid tables, new chairs in the great parlour, except the great easy chair and cushions of India Stuff.; biggest table in the best parlour, corner cupboard and couch cushions, and corner cupboard in the study parlour. White bed with blankets, curtains, chairs and chest of drawers in same room. Two looking glasses with black frames and another feather bed as she shall choose.
   One third of his brewing utensils and tubs in the wash house and cellar, with free use of them in the house for 6 months after his death, if she continues living there.
   He has sold to the government houses in Chatham which were settled on his wife; in lieu of this property, he made over to her a farm at Smarden called "Newenden", occupied by Samuel Riddle, and a house in Chatham, adjoining the house of Andrew Hawes, Esq.. The farm and house will go to his daughters, Elizabeth Thomas and Martha Smith. He has sold to William Skinner, a small house in Chatham for £100, "being a very great price"; this house was also settled on his wife; so that his wife does not lose out, his executors will raise £600 from his South Sea Stock and farm at Teynham. They are to buy land or Government Securities, as his wife wishes, in trust. The annual interest and proceeds to his wife, for life. After her death to daughter Deborah Smith for life, after her death, to her children, for ever. If no children to daughters Elizabeth Thomas and Martha Smith for ever.
   He charges farm at Teynham and personal estate to raise £600, £500 for the houses sold to the government, and £100 for Skinner's house. His wife to release her rights to farm at Smarden and house in Chatham adjoining Mr Hawe's.
   To his two daughters his farm and lands at Teynham charged with raising any shortfall from his personal estate of the £600. To daughter Deborah all pictures except that of Sir Edward Kelly and other heads next the parlour door; 20 of his books as she likes, and the spinnet.
   To the poor of Maidstone £10 and to poor of Chatham, "where I received my first birth" £5.
   To "worthy good friend" Rev. Samuel Weller £10. To his man servant who is with him at his death, a suite of his clothes as executor thinks fit. All other goods and personal estate to his daughters, who are his executors. He hopes "they will manage all things with that temper as to give no occasion of disquiet or uneasiness to themselves or any other". He hopes money in South Sea Stock and farm in Teynham, in occupation of John Austen (to be sold by executors), will be sufficient for all legacies. He wishes his body "may have a quiet burial without that noise and confusion that usually attends such ceremonies and only accompanied with some few of my friends, and may be deposited in the vault in Chatham Churchyard . Where my relations lye, with this or the like inscription in Latin, "Here Resteth in Hope until the Promised Resurrection, the Body of Thomas Smith, Doctor in Physick, who was Born at Chatham and Educated at Oxford".
   Witnesses: Samuel Weller, J, Fuller and John Blunt
   Proved 10th September 1722 (daughter Elizabeth is wife of Richard Thomas)

SMITH see FRIEND

SPARKES see FARR

SPENCER see HOOPER

112.  Headstone


JOHN STEPHENS, DIED 1774

[IN MEMORY OF]
Mr. JOHN STEPHENS
[WHO] DIED [10th or 16th?]  SEPT.1774
AGED 66 YEARS
---------------Ground Level---------------
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED
AUGUST 11th 1785 AGED 73 YEARS

 

113.  Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ANN SUTHERLAND
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1839
AGED 21 YEARS
"Although Absent, Dear to Memory"
ERECTED BY HER FATHER AND MOTHER
W.S.D

 

114.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT TERRY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [   ] OF DECEMBER 17[80]
AGED 83 ? YEARS

Robert Terry, no occupation recorded, Royal Navy ? P.C.C. Will dated 4th January 1779
   "My body to the earth or sea"
   To daughter Elizabeth Turner, or Samuel Turner, her husband, £30. To four grandchildren, Rebecca Hooper, Richard, Samuel and Sarah Turner, £25 each. To Richard Turner silver pint mug. To Elizabeth Clivespan, Robert Auswell, Anne Auswell and Sarah More, 1 guinea each; if any die their legacy to his great grandchildren. Desires a sermon to be preached at his funeral from 2nd Chapter of Jonah, 6th and 7th verses. Samuel Turner and Richard Turner executors, residue to them.
   Witnesses: William Langham and Edward Orames
   Proved 19th December 1780 Power reserved to Samuel Turner the Elder

115.  Ledger on red brick base


JOHN AND SARAH TESTER, DIED 1850 AND 1841
PHOTOGRAPHED IN 2010 BEFORE REMOVAL OF UNDERGROWTH

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. SARAH TESTER WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN TESTER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th SEPTEMBER
1841
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. JOHN TESTER YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 3rd JANUARY 1850 AGED 67 YEARS

John Tester "alias Benster", Farmer, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 5th June 1848
   To son John of Chatham, Victualler and son in law Stephen William Friar of Chatham, Pawn Broker, two freehold houses in Fort Pitt Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, purchased from Alexander Frederick Gardiner, in trust, during life of daughter Elizabeth wife of Stephen Bishop. She to received rents and profits; trustees to have 1/- in the £ for their troubles. After Elizabeth's death, the two houses to her son and daughter, John and Sarah, equally, for ever.
   To daughter Ann wife of George Rule, four freehold houses in Chatham High Street, near the public house called the "Malt Shovel", purchased from Edward Shrewsbury, for life; after her death, the houses to her children, equally at 21.
   To son John six freehold houses at the back of Fort Pitt Street, called Mill Street, purchased from Thomas Potter. Also his two freehold houses at the back of the "Red Lion" in Chatham, purchased from Thomas Farley, for life; after his death to his children, equally at 21.
   To daughter Sarah Friar two freehold houses in Fair Row, Chatham, purchased from [ ] Willis; also two freehold houses in Coleman Street, Chatham, purchased from William Beadle, for life; after her death to her children equally at 21.
   To son William, two freehold houses in Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, now let by him on lease to ........ ? Watt, for life; after his death to his children at 21.
   To daughter Mary Ann wife of Robert Smith, three freehold houses in Cross Street, Chatham, purchased from [    ] Day; and his six leasehold houses in Fort Pitt Row, Chatham, purchased from William Beadle, for life; after her death, all nine properties to her children at 21, the leaseholds for remainder of term.
   To son Thomas, four freehold houses in New Brompton, Gillingham, fronting road from Brompton to Canterbury Road and nearly opposite Britton Farm, purchased from David Harding and remaining trustee of William Luff, deceased, for life; after his death to his children at 21.
   If any of his children die before 21 then their legacy to son John and Stephen Friar, upon trust, to sell. Trustees to hold proceeds in trust for his other children, then living, in equal shares.
   Ready money and securities in Public Funds, household goods, live and dead stock, implements and rights of farm he holds, and residue to all his children (except Elizabeth Bishop) equally, for ever.
   Signs John Tester otherwise John Benster
   Witnesses: M.S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and J. Taffs, his Clerk.
   Note added: Testator wishes Mr Matthew Spray Stephens of Gibraltar Place, Chatham, Solicitor, be engaged in proving of will.
   Proved 5th February 1850

Affidavit
   M.S. Stephens sworn as to authenticity of will
   Inventory of Personal Estate 2nd February 1850  £970 15s 0d

116.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY THOMAS
WIFE OF
Mr. JAMES THOMAS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY [    ]
1846 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JAMES THOMAS
LATE CARPENTER IN THE R.N.
WHO DIED JANUARY [    ] 1850
AGED 69 YEARS

 

117.  Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
Mr. GEORGE TILBY
WHO DIED THE [31st] OCTOBER 1773
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE DIED THE
[    ] MAY 1779 AGED 60 (or 69) YEARS
ALSO ONE DAUGHTER

George Tilby, Victualler, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 18th November 1769
   All his estate including money, securities, rings, jewels, stock in trade, liquors, pewter, brass, beds, etc. to wife Ann for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: James Bell, William Wilson and Richard Bristow
   Proved 1st November 1773

Ann Tilby,
Widow, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 19th August 1778
   To good friend Richard Brown of Chatham, Mariner, an Officer in the Customs, Rochester, and James Bell of Chatham, Fisherman and Dredgerman, all her real and personal estate, upon trust. They to make two copies of an inventory of her effects. They to sell effects for best price and invest money in Public Funds. £20 of this money to grandson John Draper, son of John and Mary Draper (her daughter). Interest towards support of grandson until he is 21, when he gets the £20. If he dies pre 21 the £20 goes into residue. £21 to Mrs Ann Stanley of Castle Street, near Oxford Road, London, Spinster, to buy a ring as a small token for the "great civilities I have received from her ". If she is dead the £21 goes to residue, upon further trust, to pay niece Ann Williams, Spinster, who lives with her, £10 and such of her clothes as trustees think fit. To niece Margaret wife of Samuel Hullock of Trigg Lane, Lighterman, £5, and to her mother Ann Armstrong of St. Catherine's Court, Widow, £5
   Her son George Morston went "abroad beyond sea about five years ago and has not been heard of since, so that I cannot tell whether he be living or dead". Trustees to invest residue in Public Funds; if son George returns to England within 10 years after her death, trustees to transfer funds to him, for ever. If he dies not return, the funds to his daughter, Jane Morston for ever. If Jane dies within the 10 years then to testators own right heirs.
   To Richard Brown £5, a silver watch, pair of gold buckles and a mourning ring. To James Bell £5 and mourning ring. The rings to be of 1 gn. value each. The £5 a small acknowledgement for their trouble; they are executors.
   Witnesses: John Knott and Richard Bristow
   Proved 1st December 1779 Personal estate less than £300

118.  Headstone


SUSANNAH TRATTLES, DIED 1744, GEORGE TRATTLES,
AND WILLIAM TRATTLES, BOTH DIED 1762

IN MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH TRATTLES
OF THIS PARISH SHE DIED THE 15th OF
APRIL 1744 AGED 60 ? YEARS
ALSO GEORGE TRATTLES HER
SON DIED THE 4th ? OF APRIL 1762
AGED 40 YEARS
AND ALSO WILLIAM TRATTLES
HER SON DIED THE 19th OF SEPTEMBER 1762
AGED 53 YEARS

William Trattles, Caulker, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 11th May 1751
   To sister Elizabeth Langman £20; to sister Eleanor Jones, £20; to sister Sarah Whitehead £20, his 2nd best feather bed and bolster, blanket, quilt, two pillows, four pairs of sheets, twelve towels, twelve napkins, pair brass candlesticks, copper warming pan, one copper tea kettle, one copper coffee pot, brass mortar and pestle, and gold ring.
   To kinsman John George Jones, £50 and two gold rings, silver watch, large silver spoon, silver pap spoon and three silver tea spoons, to be deposited in the hands of his "trusty friend" John Ladson of Chatham, Caulker, until Jones is 21.
   To John Ladson a mourning ring. Residue to his brother (George), "who I will to cause a headstone to be erected on my grave". Brother George, Caulker is executor
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: William Elvy and Nathaniel Franklin

119.  Chest Tomb, Only Surviving Inscription on Ledger, sides eroded, high above pavement
                                 (There are faint traces of an inscription on the north side)


LEFT: TRIBE CHEST TOMB, RIGHT: CAZENEUVE / TROY CHEST TOMB

[ALSO?] WILLIAM SON OF
JOHN AND MARY TRIBE
ASSISTANT SURGEON IN HIS
MAJESTY'S FORCES AND GREATLY ESTEEMED
FOR THE JUDGEMENT AND HUMANITY
WHICH HE DISPLAYED IN THE EXECUTION
OF HIS PROFESSION. HE WAS UNFORTUNATELY
DROWNED WHILE BATHING AT KINSALE
IN IRELAND THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER
1810 IN THE 24th ? YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO THE FOLLOWING [SEVEN] CHILDREN
MARY, SARAH, ELIZABETH,
HANNAH, ROBERT, MARY ANN
AND CHARLOTTE
ALSO MARY GRACE TRIBE
DAUGHTER OF THOS. & MARY TRIBE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 15th 18[19]
AGED 8 MONTHS

John Tribe kept the Mitre Inn, Wine and Spirit Merchant (Holden's Directory 1809); P.C.C. Will dated 19th November 1817)
   In an indenture dated 25th March 1806, between John Tribe, and his son John Tribe, a partnership was created as Inn Holders or Tavern Keepers, and Wine and Spirit Merchants, commencing 25th December last for term of 21 years. They now have the Mitre Tavern and Clarence Hotel in Chatham High Street, where they now reside; they have recently purchased the freehold. If either party dies during the 21 year period, then their widow can (unless by will otherwise decided) if so desired come into partnership with the survivor for remainder of the term; must give notice of this within one month of the death and enter business within twenty days.
   His will is that wife Mary with son Edward of Marden, Surgeon and Apothecary and Charles Townson of Chatham, Bookseller and Stationer are his executors; they should continue business with son John for remainder of term. To his executors all his freehold and leasehold properties for term of leases.
   To executors, stock in trade, household goods, furniture, plate, etc. in the Mitre and Clarence Hotel, in trust. After 21 year term is up, they to sell, proceeds upon trust, with residue.
   Wife to have annuity of £200 for life. Has advanced sums of money to his son John, now gives him £50 for mourning as a token of his affection for him.
   John, Joseph, Nathaniel, Mary, Ann, Edward and William Tribe, children of son John, £100 each. To son Benjamin £160; to son Thomas £750; to son Joseph £1,100 to place them on an equal footing with son Edward.
   His cousin William Tribe of New Road, Kent Street and London, is indebted to him in £60 and interest; he gives and forgives him this debt; and gives him an annuity of £20 for life.
   To Aunt [     ] Round of [     ] annuity of £20 for life. To brother in law Robert Morgan of Chatham, Hairdresser, Elizabeth Colley of Chatham, Widow, and Mary, formerly Colley, wife of Samuel George Kemp of Chatham,. Gentleman, £20 each for mourning.
   To Charles Townson £30 as mark of respect and esteem. Residue to wife, son Edward and Charles Townson, they to convert parts not consisting of money into cash, upon trust, to pay legacies.
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney of Chatham, William Nokes and William Ribkin ?, his Clerks
   Proved 17th April 1817

Thomas Tribe was a Coal Merchant in Rochester as well as at Chatham (Pigot's Directory 1824)

120.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
DIANA [THE WIFE OF]
Mr. JOHN TROTT
WHO DIED ON THE 9th OF MAY 1827
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
Mr. JOHN TROTT
WHO DIED ON THE 19th ? OF FEBRUARY 1837
AGED [63] YEARS
ANN ELIZABETH TROTT EDWARDS
[    ] 1848 ? AGED 3 YEARS
THOMAS JOHN TROTT EDWARDS
[    ] 1831 AGED 1 YEAR
SUSANNAH GORDON
[    ]
[    ] 31st REGT.
[    ] 1830 or 39 ?
[    ]

 

TROY see CAZENEUVE

121.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TUSON
WHO DIED 15th JANUARY 1748
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF HIS CHILDREN
JEREMIAH AND MARY
ELIZABETH WIFE OF [ WILLIAM TUSON]
DIED 28th DECEMBER 1754 AGED [    ]
AUGUSTINE TUSON
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE DIED [SEPTEMBER] [    ]
1803 AGED 73 YEARS
JANE TUSON DAUGHTER [OF]
AUGUSTINE TUSON DIED JAN. 18th [1807]
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. STEPHEN JEFFERYS
DIED JUNE 21st 1815 AGED 56 YEARS
GEORGE CHAMBERS
BORN 27th OCTOBER 1785 DIED IN PHIL[ADELPHIA],
NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEAR 1819 ?
MARY WIFE OF STEPHEN JEFFERYS
BORN 21st JULY 1758 DIED 17th FEB. 1827
Mr. WILLIAM FIELD
BORN 24th AUGUST 1792 DIED 10th MARCH 1832
HELEN MARY FIELD
RELICT OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM FIELD AND
WIDOW OF GEORGE CHAMBERS BORN 9th
JUNE 1787 DIED IN NEW YORK, NORTH AMERICA 14th JUNE 184[ ]

This headstone dates from the 19th century, probably replacing an earlier one
William Tuson,
Shipwright, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 20th February 1738
   To wife Elizabeth house in Chatham occupied by his son William, for her life, and all his freeholds and leasehold or copyholds and personal estate. Also to wife, money, plate, beds, pewter, brass and household goods; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Kennett, Michael Littlewood and Willam Brown
   Proved 12th May 1749

Augustine Tuson, Shipwright, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 30th July 1800
   To daughter Jane now living with him, a freehold house fronting King Street in Chatham, occupied by Mr Thomas Knock, for ever.
   To daughter Poly Jefferys, wife of Stephen of Chatham, Labourer, a freehold house behind the above house, occupied by Mrs [    ] Dadd, widow, for ever; also to Polly, £150.
    Household goods, furniture etc. to two daughters, above, equally.
   To sister Martha Tuson of Chatham, Spinster, £10
   To grand daughter Helena Jefferys, daughter of Stephen and Polly, £10
   To brother Vernon of Limehouse, Fisherman, £5
   To daughter Jane the emoluments and proceeds from the wages of his apprentices he has at time of his death, and his and his apprentices' wages due from H.M. Dockyard, and ready money, investments , money due on bond and residue.
   Jane, Charles Townsend of the Brook, Book Seller and Polly Jefferys, executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pettafor, Joanna Stephens and J. Stephens
   20th September 1803 Charles Townsend has since died. Value of personal estate not more than £300
   Proved 22nd September 1803
   Notes that testator died 3rd September

William Field, of St. Nicholas, Rochester, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 6th September 1828
   To wife Helena Mary Field all his real and personal estate, she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: John R. Usborne, Thomas Jude and William Dadd

Stephen Jefferys, Gentleman, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 20th June 1815
   To wife Mary, all his estate, she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Elisha Naylor of Rochester, John Peckitt and Abel Hubbard of Chatham

122.  Large Marble Chest Tomb in a prominent position, decorated with swags, putti and skulls.

123.  Ledger


TYHURST / WILDISH TOMB

UNDER THIS STONE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF Mr. JOHN TYHURST & REBECCA HIS WIFE
THEY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
HE ON YE [ ] OF SEPT. 1676 AGED [   ]0
SHE ON YE 27th MARCH 1690
HAVING HAD FIVE SONS & SIX DAUGHTERS
HERE ALSO RESTETH THE BODY OF
Mr. JOHN TYHURST
WHO IS THE ONLY SURVIVING SON
OF JOHN AND REBECCA
HE DIED MAY [    ] 1753 AGED 77
THE FORMER NAMES UPON THE STONE
OF JOHN & REBECCA
BEING BY TIME ALMOST OBLITERATED
REBECCA WIFE OF ISAAC
WILDISH
[    ] AND TO HER FAMILY
AND IN REVERENCE TO THE MEMORY
OF HER BELOVED FATHER
THE ABOVE Mr. JOHN TYHURST
CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED
[ MARY WIFE OF] Mr. JOHN TYHURST
[ SHE DIED?] [ FEBRUARY][    ] [17]60 AGED [    ] YEARS
REBECCA
WIFE OF ISAAC WILDISH ESQ.
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND MARY TYHURST
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th DAY OF MAY 1774
AGED 53 ? YEARS
[    ] DAUGHTER
REBECCA

North Side
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF ISAAC [AND]
REBECCA WELDISH WHO DIED
THE [    ] AUGUST 1758
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO JOHN THEIR SON DIED 1759 AGED 3 YEARS

South Side
Illegible

John Tyhurst, died 1676, Brewer, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 4th September 1653 ?
   To cousins Thomas, William, Rebekah and Susannah Hutson, 10/-, in meantime to their father John or mother Cecily, (they being minors). To cousin Ann Skinner 10/-, to her father William or mother Elizabeth, as above.
   To daughter Rebekah Boghurst 40/-; to daughters Elizabeth and Mary Tyhurst £150 each at 21 or day of marriage. To son John £200 at 21. If any die the executor to use legacy for better education and upbringing of his children. Residue of personal estate to wife Rebekah who is executor. Appoints "loving friend" Mr Thomas Severne; his father in law, Mr Thomas Mitchell, Mr Bobert Sliter, Overseers. To each of his overseers "as a token of his love" 40/-
   Witnesses: George Spilsbery and John Roseneller ?

Rebecca Tyhurst, died 1690, died intestate, Administration in Consistory Court of Rochester

John Tyhurst, died 1753, Brewer, P.C.C. Will dated 31st July 1749
   Several properties settled before his present marriage to Mary shall go as agreed in the settlement.
   To wife Mary all household goods, for life or widowhood. After her death or remarriage, then to daughter Rebecca.
   To daughter Elizabeth Davies £710, daughter Rebecca to pay this from stock or money he has in Public Funds. To kinsman Edward Edwards, £10; to kinswoman Elizabeth Penn, £10; to kinsman John Cooke, £10.
   All his freehold and leaseholds in Chatham, High Halstow, Cooling, Bredhurst, St. Nicholas, Rochester, St. Margaret's Rochester and Hoo, and all others to daughter Rebecca.
   Residue, money, stocks, South Sea Stock, annuities, money in Public Funds, rings, jewels, diamonds, stock in brewery trade, utensils of brewery, horses, cattle and personal estate to daughter Rebecca.
   Witnesses: Susan Cooke, John Gouldsmith and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 6th June 1753

Mary Tyhurst, Widow, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st October 1757
   To son in law and daughter William Daines and Elizabeth, £50 each; to their daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, £20.
    To son in law and daughter Isaac and Rebecca Wildish, £50 each; to their son and daughter, John and Elizabeth, £20 each.
   Residue to daughter Rebecca Wildish, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Jackson ? And Thomas Mills
   Proved 22nd February 1760

Isaac Wildish was a Member of the Corporation of Rochester 1757; a Warden of Rochester Bridge, 1757 – 1782; and a J.P. for Kent. He is not buried at Chatham, (oddly there is an Isaac Wildash buried at Rainham in May 1791); he may be buried at East Malling, home of the Twisdens, daughter Rebecca Twisden has a monument there.
P.C.C. Will dated 15th November 1791
   Gives "Yew Tree House" in Rainham St., Rainham and new built house and barn in Moor St. Rainham and all property in Rainham, and Upchurch to son in law Leonard Bartholomew of Addington, Esquire, for ever. £15,000 stock part of his capital 4% Consolidated Bank Annuities with dividends due to daughter Frances Bartholomew. £2,500 3% stock Bank Annuities to Mary Murton and Fances Murton, daughters of Richard Murton and Mary his wife and testator's niece, equally shared.
   Residue to daughter Dame Rebecca Twisden, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Irwin, Richard Irwin and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 24th September 1792

124.  Headstone, top half eroded

1794 ? [    ]
ALSO THE ABOVE Mr. THOMAS WALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] APRIL 1809
AGED 84 YEARS

 

WALL see HACK

125.  Classical Chest Tomb, Inscription on Ledger, Once Railed


WALTER TOMB

TO THE MEMORY
OF WILLIAM WALTER ESQ.,
LATE OF THIS PARISH
AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S JUSTICES OF THE PEACE FOR THIS COUNTY
A MOST ACTIVE, PUBLICK SPIRITED , UPRIGHT MAGISTRATE
HAVING NOBLY DISPOS'D HIMSELF
BY SOUND JUDGEMENT, SINCERE INTENTION
AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN FAITH
TO DO ALL THINGS TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE GOOD OF MANKIND
HONORABLE AND ZEALOUS IN HIS ENDEAVOURS
TO PROMOTE CHARITY AND ALL RELIGIOUS VIRTUES IN OTHERS
BOTH BY HIS EXAMPLE AND AUTHORITY
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th OF APRIL 1745 AGED 60 ? YEARS
AND LIES INTERRED UNDER THIS STONE
NEAR THE REMAINS OF REBECCA HIS WIFE
DAUGHTER OF THOMAS SWANTON ESQ.,
(LATE COMPTROLLER OF THE NAVY}
WHO DYED 4th OF JUNE 1726 AGED 28 YEARS
HERE ALSO ARE DEPOSITED THE BODIES
OF GABRIEL WALTER ESQ.,
ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE FOR THIS COUNTY
AND OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
PARENTS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WILLIAM WALTER
HE DYED THE 5th ? OF MARCH 1716 / 17 AGED 67 YEARS
SHE THE 5th ? OF FEBRUARY 1736 / 37 AGED 80 YEARS

Gabriel Walter, Esquire, P.C.C.C Will dated 8th November 1716
   Wife Elizabeth to have for life his four annuities of £25 from H.M. Exchequer for 99 years, starting 25th March 1706; also to his wife, for ever, all his interest and stock in the Bank of England, £253, and £150 in hands of his son William, and one prize ticket (no. 1638) of 35 per annum, for 32 years in Government Lottery in 1710; plus ten blank tickets in the same lottery of 14/- per annum each. Also household goods, silver plate, brass, pewter, etc. For her life, part of his dwelling leased from the Governors of the Chest at Chatham; and his two houses in Chatham, occupied by John Russell and [     ] Slindall, widow. After her death, to son William, in trust,; William to sell and pay grand daughter Ellen Walter, daughter of son Thomas, £150 at 21 or day of marriage, with interest.
   To son William, Horsted Farm, Chatham and St. Margaret's, Rochester, occupied by son Gabriel; this was purchased from Mr Lee of Delce; also two pieces of land in Chatham and St. Margaret's, occupied by son Gabriel, purchased from Mr Barrell, one of the Prebendaries of Rochester, for ever. Also to son William, three leasehold houses held of the Governors of Chatham Chest, one divided into two, one in his own occupation, the other untenanted; the second occupied by [    ] Thomas, widow, and the remaining one also untenanted. Son to permit his mother to have use of his now dwelling house.
   To son William an annuity of £30 for 99 years from H.M. Exchequer dated 17th September 1704.
   To son Gabriel his farm at Luton, in Chatham, occupied by Anthony Jarrett, purchased from Madam Kifford, for ever; also to Gabriel, a leasehold divided into three dwellings in Chatham, occupied by John Mason, Nichoas Stott and John Peterson, leased from the Brethren of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Chatham. After death of his wife, son Gabriel gets two annuities of £25 from H.M. Exchequer of 99 years, dated 25th March 1706; son Thomas, one of executors, gets annuity of £25, and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Captain Wheeler, another of the £25 annuities; if she dies with no children living, her annuity shared between his sons.
   To niece Elizabeth Crump, 350; to sister, Elizabeth Fletcher, widow of Matthias Fletcher, £10 15s for mourning. To sister [    ] Crump, £10 for mourning. To [    ] Evans, widow of Gravesend, £5. Residue of personal estate to wife and son William, equally; they also executors.
   Witnesses: A. Hawes, Elizabeth Russell and Fra. Warner

Elizabeth Walter,
Widow of Gabriel, P.C.C. Will dated 5th July 1721
   To eldest son William, all household goods, except silver plate, which she gives to sons William, Thomas and Gabriel, and daughter Elizabeth, equally. To Gabriel £100 of her stock in Bank of England. To Thomas £250, now in his hands.
   To grandson John Fletcher, son of Elizabeth, £100 Bank of England stock, and interest at 21.To grand daughter Elizabeth Fletcher remainder of stock (£53) at 21 or day of marriage. To daughter Elizabeth £20. To grand daughter Ellen Walter £10. To sister Mary Crump £20. To niece Elizabeth Crump, daughter of Mary, £10.
   To ten poor widows, "whom I shall name to my executor", 10/- each. Residue to son William, who is executor.
   Witnesses; Edward Hales, Dorothy Downes and Ann Hales

Codicil dated 19th October 1734
   Son Gabriel has since died. The £100 left to him, goes to grandchildren, John, Thomas and Walter Fletcher, equally. Gabriel died a bachelor and intestate, so she became entitled to share of his estate with her sons and daughter; all her share to grandsons as above, equally at 21.
   Sister Elizabeth Crump has also died, the £20 given to her now goes to her maid servant Mary Blunt, "now living with me". To grandson Walter Fletcher £50 now in the hands of Captain Fetcher's father. To son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth, money which is in the hands of Thomas.
   Witnesses: Anne Hales, John Leafgreene and James Sanders
   Proved 13th May 1737

William Walter
, Esquire P.C.C. Will dated 17th November 1739
To be buried "without any funeral pomp or show, in same vault in Chatham Churchyard, where the bodys of my dearest deceased father, mother and late wife, Rebecca lyeth interred".
   Horsted Farm, occupied by Henry Wise, and lands adjoining, purchased from Rev. Edmund Barrell; also small house against Horsted called Little Horsted, with lands purchased from Thomas Crump, Esq. and Rebecca, his wife; also occupied by Henry Wise. Also, farm called Brown Hill, also occupied by Henry Wise; farm called Snolledge Bottom, occupied by John Hassell; woodland in his own occupation but late occupied by Bridgett Wells ?, deceased, as executor of Heyward Penny, deceased; woodland in his own occupation but late occupied by brother Gabriel, deceased, which adjoins Great and Little Horsted Farms; two pieces of land of 30 acres in his occupation but late of Thomas Best, Esq., in Chatham and St. Margaret's, to Captain Israel Sparkes of Frindsbury, Gentleman and Captain John Redman of Mile End Green, Middlesex, Gentleman, in trust, to permit brother Thomas to take rents for life. After his death to use of his son, also Thomas, and to his male heirs, in default of heirs to use of second son of brother Thomas, and so on through all sons in succession. In default to nephew John Fletcher, for life, succession as above; in default, to Thomas second son of sister Elizabeth Fletcher and male heirs, for ever. To nephew John Fletcher, Southwood Farm, occupied Thomas Budd; woodland in his own occupation, about 12 acres; 12 acres in Cliffe and Higham; also to nephew John Fletcher, Janes Farm, occupied by Thomas Simmonds, in Gillingham; five houses, three in Chatham occupied by John Tomlyn, Thomas Cooper and John Pearn, the other two in Eastgate, Rochester, one in occupation of his sister, Elizabeth, she to have house she lives in for life. After his death son John has the house. To nephew Thomas Fletcher his half share of his farm at Luton in his own occupation. Also to Thomas, his half share of house and land at Hale in Chatham, occupied by Richard Day; also his half share of house and land at Street End, Luton, occupied by William Luffett, and his half share of Oast House in his own occupation on last property; house and land in Luton occupied by Isaac Kestfield; three small pieces of woodland in his own occupation, purchased from Thomas Rogers; house and land with Malt House in Newington occupied by Richard Christfield; six houses in Chatham, occupied by Gideon Firman, John Russell, Thomas Hamilton , Ann Hales, Francis Harbin and Mary Blunt, also his half share of two house occupied by Sarah Nash, widow, purchased from John Moorcock, one of which fronts Chatham St., the other adjoining it in Heavy Side Lane; house in which testator lives, leased from the Governors of Chatham Chest Charity, 54 years remaining of term, and orchard belonging to it, on shorter lease; three house leased from Rt. Worshipful Dr Thomas Herring D.D., Dean of Rochester and Patron and Governor of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, occupied by Joseph Cherk, William Wilkins and John Fawler.
   To his two executors £500 Bank of England Stock, in trust, the interest for benefit of his sister Elizabeth Fletcher , widow, for life. After her death the stock to nephew John Fletcher. Also to executors £1,000 South Sea Annuity Stock, part of large sum in his name, in trust, as above. After sister's death the £1,000 to nephew John Fletcher.
   To brother Thomas £1, 359 7s 6d old South Sea Trading Stock, in his name. To executors £1,707 4s new South Sea Annuity Joint Stock, in trust, interest for benefit of nephew Thomas Walter.
   To niece Ellen Walter £2,000 new South Sea Annuity Joint Stock, plus £1,000. To nephew Thomas Walter, £500 at 21, if he dies before 21, then to nephew Thomas Fletcher. To sister Elizabeth Fletcher £1,000,in private securities, for life; after her death the £1,000 to nephew John Fletcher. To executors £1, 015 18s 6d old South Sea Annuity Stock, in trust, interest to benefit of nephew Thomas Fletcher, who at 21 gets principal, also £400 at 21, if he dies before 21 then to his brother John. To nephew Thomas Fletcher, "all my cows, team horses and harness, stock of St. Foin (saffron?) or any other grasses stock of beans, and all household goods which I now have at H.M. Farmhouse near H.M. Dockyard at Chatham and which I hold of H.M. And also the contract of Teamer to H.M. Dockyard at Chatham which I hold by virtue of a contract with the Rt. Hon. The Principal Officers and Comiss. Of H.M. Navy".
   Also to Thomas Fletcher property on his farm at Luton.
   To sister Mary Walter wife of brother Thomas, £100. To two executors £500 of South Sea Annuity Stock, in trust, interest to benefit of Gabriel Snattgrass, now apprentice to Isaac Snell of Deptford, Shipwright; the principal to him at 21. To nephew John Fletcher £1,000 of South Sea Annuity Stock. To cousin Elizabeth Brereton wife of Edward, Esq., £100. To Peregrine Rolph of Hollingbourne, Husbandman, £100. To servant Mary Blunt £50, and to all men and women servants with him at his death, £10 each. £10 to Mary Blunt the Elder, if she survives him. £50 to be distributed by executors "to such poor industrious house keepers as do not take alms or are maintained by any parish" £50 "to put poor children of poor industrious parents apprentice". £200 "for the discharge of poor prisoners for debt in the Sheriff's prison or custody in the County of Kent or in the debtors prison in the City of Rochester"; to discharge those who by misfortune, nor dishonesty and remain in custody for six months before his death.
   To friends Baldwin Duppa Esq., Captain Nathaniel Rich, George Roberts, Richard Webb, Thomas Weston, Captain Israel Sparkes and Captain John Redman, a gold ring of 25/- value each.
   To sister Elizabeth Fletcher a diamond girdle buckle "being what I bought when I married". To nephew Thomas Walter pair of diamond brilliant drops, which he bought when he married, if Thomas dies before he marries, then to nephew John Fletcher. To niece Ellen Walter six diamond stay tags and a gold equipage which he bought when he married. To sister Elizabeth, silver tea kettle lamp with silver bottom and salver. To nephew John Fletcher silver cup and cover, four pictures, sea pieces, being paintings of ships. To nephew Thomas Fletcher household goods where he now lives ( silver plate, books and four pictures above mentioned excepted)
   To nephews Thomas Walter, John and Thomas Fletcher all his books shared equally; his papers and manuscripts to nephew John Fletcher.
   He is giving sister Elizabeth £1,100 in private securities, after her death then to her son John. To Gabriel Snattgrass £20 To sister Elizabeth two silver tea cannisters, silver sugar cannister and silver milk pot. To nephew Thomas Walter, silver salver, silver plate, silver soup ladle, silver sauce pan, two silver candlesticks with two silver savealls ?, two new fashioned silver salts, two large old fashioned silver spoons.
   To nephew John Fletcher two silver cups, silver orange strainer, two silver hand waiters ?, silver porringer, large silver salver, two silver candlesticks, silver punch ladle. To nephew Thomas Fletcher two shagreen cases, one of which contains twelve silver handled knives, twelve silver handled forks and twelve silver spoons, the other twelve silver handled knives, and twelve smaller silver handled forks, small silver nutmeg grater, silver toothpick case, silver tankard, two silver salts, silver pepper box, silver mustard pot, silver marrow spoons, two silver sauce boats, silver porringer, two old fashioned silver candlesticks, small silver mug, pair of silver shirt sleeve buttons.
   To nephew Thomas Walter his gold watch, "which I bought for my wife" and old pair of gold shirt sleeve buttons.
   To nephew John Fletcher his own gold watch, and pair of gold shirt sleeve buttons, ten old silver spoons, thirteen silver tea spoons and two silver tea strainers.
   Remainder of money, if any, equally shared between brother and sister and nephew John Fletcher.
   Brother Thomas and John Fletcher executors.
   Witnesses; John Rugg, George Catlett and James Sanders
   Proved 8th May 1745

Thomas Swanton,
of the Navy Office, P.C.C. Will dated 10th January 1722 (23)
   Extracts referring to daughter and son in law Rebecca and William Walter of Chatham
"..... then I will and devise the said £500 to my daughter Rebecca the wife of the said William Walter"
"......I give and devise to my son in law William Walter Esq., one of my executors, herein after named, the sum of £400, a specific legacy"
".....I will and appoint that the part unto her above given of the said Stock (£1,500 of South Sea Company Stock) shall go and be divided unto and among my said four sons and eldest daughter Rebecca, now the wife of William Walter, Esq."

126.  Chest Tomb, ledger, very worn


WEATHERALL AND BUCHANAN TOMB

JOHN WEATHERALL ESQ.
LATE STOREKEEPER OF CHATHAM
DOCK YARD
DIED 12th OCT. 1795
AGED 71 YEARS
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER [    ]
[    ]
[WHO DIED] [ ] [NOVEMBER 1806]
[ AGED 45 ? YEARS]
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO GRACE WEATHERALL
[WIFE OF] JOHN WEATHERALL
[WHO DIED][   ] [DECEMBER 1808]
AGED [   ] YEARS
ALSO Mr. GEORGE WEATHERALL
[WHO DIED] [    ] [ SEPTEMBER 1836]
[AGED 73 YEARS]
ALSO CATHERINE WEATHERALL
[    ]
[    ]

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COL. BUCHANAN LATE OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL
ENGINEERS WHO DIED 1st DECEMBER 1830 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO OF FRANCES HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 9th DECEMBER 1830 AGED 21 YEARS

John Weatherall, Storekeeper of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, P.C.C. Will dated 17th October 1787
   Wife Grace and son John joint executors. House in Bill Street, Frindsbury, late occupied by Thomas Collins, to wife for life, she to kep in good repair. After her death, to son John and heirs; in default, to son George, for ever but he must pay £120 to executors of John.
   Several house in Chatham, occupied by Richard Barren ?, John Bond, Mary Parker, William Barber, William Chadwick, Thomas Church, Thomas Victualler, John Smith and William Walter, to wife for life, she to repair property and pay rents as in terms of leases.
    After her death, leaseholds shared equally between sons and daughters, Grace, wife of Captain John Smith, Royal Artillery and Ann wife of Captain Billy Douglas, R.N., and Elizabeth Weatherall.
   To wife use of household furniture and goods for life; after her death, shared among his children. She can, with consent of children, sell same and money goes to personal estate.
   £3,000 4% Consolidated Bank Annuities in his name and rest of personal estate to wife and son John, upon trust, to transfer into their names and place rest of money at interest in their names; wife to have interest for life. After her death, the money invested in land, shared by all children. He has advanced £300 to daughter Grace at her marriage, that sum is part of her share. He advanced £50 to son John and left him house after mother's death, , so £170 deducted from his share. If daughter Elizabeth , in life of mother, get good marriage offer, and mother and brother John approve, then they to pay her not less than £100 and not more that £200. If son George marries with approval as above, then he gets £100. These sums deducted from their legacies.
   Witnesses: John Bradly, Henry Hills and John Sparks, Attorney of Rochester
   Proved 11th November 1795

George Weatherall,
son of above, Gentleman of Bill Street, Frindsbury, was appointed a Clerk in his father's department in 1784. P.C.C. Will dated 9th February 1836
   To daughters Elizabeth Malpas, wife of Lt. Charles Friend R.N., living at Cork, Ireland and Emma Ann, wife of Lt. Samuel Hood Hennicans R.N. , now living at Greenock, North Britain, his freeholds in Brompton and Bill St. Frindsbury, also his plate, linen and china, furniture and household goods, also his ready money, investments and personal estate, equally.
   Lt. Friend and Lt. Hennicans executors.
   Witnesses: John Snatt, Frindsbury, Gentleman, G. Davis, Chatham, Gentleman and H.J. Wells, Rochester, Gentleman.
   Proved 29th September 1836

Gilbert Buchanan
(Christian name not on tomb) Junior Brevet Major, Royal Engineers, P.C.C. Will dated 20th January 1824, at Mauritius.
   He feels his bodily health declining. To wife, Harriet Wilks Buchanan, all his property, she is his sole executor.
   Signed on 27th June 1824
   Witnesses: J.M. Weatherall and Thomas Baker

Codicil dated 8th May 1830 at Chatham, now a Lt. Colonel R.E.
   To save his wife of trouble of setting his affairs as executor, he appoints his brother, George Buchanan, R.N., as sole executor. He recommends his "beloved children" to the guardianship and protection of their maternal grandfather, Lt. General John Smith, R.A.
   Witnesses: Stanhope Jephson, Nephew and Gilbert T.L. Buchanan, Son.
   Proved 16th December 1830

Regimental Rank
Lieutenant: 1st July 1801; 2nd Captain: 1st July 1806;
Captain: 1st May 1811; Lt. Colonel: 23rd March 1825;

Army Rank
Major:12th August 1819
(No War Service)

127.  Headstone


WILLIAM WEEDEN, DIED 1728
THIS STONE HAS ALSO BEEN MOVED FROM IT'S ORIGINAL POSITION TO THE PATH

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM WEEDEN
C[ARPENTER] OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP REVENGE
WHO DIED YE 14th DAY OF JUNE 1728
AGED 36 YEARS
AND RESTS WITH HIS PARENTS
WILLIAM AND JANE WEEDEN
WAITING FOR A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
IN MEMORY OF WHOM HIS LOVING
BROTHER HATH ERECTED THIS STONE

William Weeden, Master Carpenter of H.M.S. "Bideford", also served on H.M.S. "Medway" and H.M.S. "Revenge", latter on headstone. Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 4th April 1718
   All his estate to wife Mary, who is executor.
   Witnesses: ? Faded
   Proved 2nd July 1728

128.  Headstone

[    ]
SARAH HALLEY WEEKS
[    ]
WILLIAM WEEKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF FEBRUARY 17[ ] ?
AGED 78 ? YEARS

 

WELDISH or WILDISH see TYHURST

WESTON see HUCKLE

129.  Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JANE ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
THE REVD. ROBERT WHITEHEAD
CHAPLAIN OF THE DOCKYARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF MAY 1842
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO THE SAID
REVD. ROBERT WHITEHEAD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF MAY 1854
AGED 88 YEARS

 

130.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF JOHN WIGHTMAN
SERGEANT ROYAL MARINES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
30th SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 44 YEARS

 

131.  Headstone


RIGHT: THOMAS AND FRANCES POTTEN, DIED 1731 & 1750
LEFT: THOMAS WILLARD, DIED 1746

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS WILLARD
CORDWAINER OF THIS
PARISH WHO DIED THE
11th ? OF SEP. 1746
AGED 67 YEARS

 

132.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WM. MENR. WILLS R.N.
ELDEST SON OF JOHN WILLS
PURSER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
AND JENEFER HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th DAY OF JULY 1831
AGED 33 YEARS
MOST DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HIS RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
HE HAD LONG SERVED IN THE BRITISH NAVY IN WHICH HE
WILL BE DESERVEDLY REMEMBERED AS A HUMANE, BRAVE
AND GENEROUS OFFICER
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE OF
AFFECTION BY HIS AFFLICTED FAMILY

 

133.  Ledger in pavement on north – south path

TO THE MEMORY OF
AGNES WINCH
WHO DIED 27th MAY 1844
AGED 57 YEARS

 

134.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN THIRD DAUGHTER OF
ARCHIBALD CHARLES AND
CATHERINE WINDEYER
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1817
AGED 11 MONTHS
ALSO CATHERINE THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1821
AGED 7 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES THEIR FIFTH SON
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1825
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO MARY THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 2nd JULY 1833
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
ARCHIBALD CHARLES WINDEYER
THEIR ELDEST SON, STUDENT OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE
WHO DIED THE 17th OCTOBER 1836 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO JOHN THEIR THIRD SON
WHO DIED 27th DECEMBER 1841 AGED 20 YEARS

Archibald Charles Windeyer was a Baker and Churchwarden in 1819 (see Misc.)
Archibald Charles Windeyer, (a nephew ?) was Clerk to the Ordnance Office (Wright's Directory, 1838) and Deputy Store Keeper at Gun Wharf (Bagshaw's Directory, 1847)

YATES see OULSON

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Section C - North East portion of Church Yard

North East Corner of Churchyard
(All Standing Headstones, unless otherwise stated)

It should be noted for future reference, that there is a fine dismantled chest tomb in the extreme north east corner, on the edge of the cutting. The ledger is beneath many heavy stones, and is also undermined ! The top stone is far too heavy to move and the whole is rather dangerous . What can be seen of the inscription (only "In Memory") seems in good condition.

 

135.  Headstone, against north wall

 
MARY, WIFE OF ROBERT AGGAR, AND MARY HER DAUGHTER, BOTH DIED 1735

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
MARY WIFE OF Mr. ROBERT AGGAR
MASTER ATTENDANT OF HIS MAJESTY'S YARD
AT CHATHAM SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 28th 1735 AGED 67 YEARS
AND ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SAID
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 20th 1735
AGED 23 YEARS

Robert Aggar, Master Attendant of H.M. Dockyard was responsible for ship movements to and from the Dockyard, including Dockyard craft. Aggar was buried at St. Mary's although he does not seem to have a surviving monument, but he may be on the reverse of his wife and daughter's stone, which stands against the north churchyard wall.

Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 29th February 1748
   Son Henry, Master Mast Maker at Sheerness Dock Yard, sole executor, gets all estate and has to pay legacies.
   To Henry, bed and furniture (except chest of drawers), 6 chairs, 2 arm chairs, looking glass, pewter dishes, 12 pewter plates, 3 large table clothes, pair brass candlesticks and £100.
   To grandson Robert Aggar, son of Henry, silver tankard marked A , large salver marked A , milk pot marked R A, R M R M pepper box marked A , 6 large spoons marked R A , punch ladle marked A , with sundry furniture in best parlour, R M R M, elbow chair, easy chair, 6 leather bottom chairs, square tea table, and best set of china, large picture (landskip), over the fire place, large china "burnt in" bowl, large china enamelled bowl, small enamelled bowl, 2 middling enamelled china dishes, 8 enamelled china plates, large blue and white china dish, china jar, painted card table, black and white earthen bowl, mahogany table, in the back parlour, large sea picture over the fire, 3 pictures opposite the windows with 2 saints and a woman; in the common parlour, large sea picture over the fire; in the best chamber, bed with bolster, curtains, vallance, window curtains, brass hearth, quilt, 2 blankets, 2 pairs sheets, 2 pillow cases, large looking glass, chest of drawers; in the kitchen, 6 pewter plates, 6 soup plates, tureen, 6 china soup spoons, copper fish dish, pair brass candlesticks, plate warmer, large copper coffee pot, chocolate pot, 2 damask table clothes, 6 napkins, wearing apparell, except 6 shirts, 6 neckes, 6 handkerchiefs and £250.
   To grandson John Aggar, second son of Henry, silver tankard marked S , (this marked has an heart in the middle)  I M  silver slver marked R A, 2 spoons marked A , 3 spoons marked S , bed, silk quilt, 2 blankets, 2 sheets, 2 pairs pillow  R M I M  curtains, vallance, window curtains in the small fore chamber up one pair [of] stairs, 6 matted chairs with Kettleton backs in the fore parlour under it, looking glass in best chamber, red and blue china dish, smaller red and green dish, 2 red and green plates, 2 pewter dishes, 12 pewter plates, pair brass candlesticks, mahogany table, 2 table clothes, 4 napkins, 6 shirts, 6 neck, 6 handkerchiefs, stone [     ] ?, all small prints in best parlour and £100.
   To Miss Mary Taylor, daughter of James Taylor of Deal, Pilot, white rag bed, 2 blankets, 2 pairs sheets, 2 pair pillow beares, now in small room up two pairs of stairs forward.
   To her brother Robert Aggar Taylor £10. To niece Mrs Mary Higgins relict of Mr Edward Higgins late of Greenwich, Mariner, bed, curtain, vallance, quilt, 2 blankets, "that she lies in", 2 pairs sheets, 2 pillow beares, 2 octagon tables, small chamber table, large chest of drawers in his own chamber, all other furniture and household goods, and £50 "as a token of my affection and in memorandum of my gratitude for the great care she has always taken of me".
   All other money due to him, to son Henry and 2 grandsons Robert and John, equally. In case son Henry dies before the testator, his legacy goes to grandsons, equally, they will then be executors.
    If John dies his legacy to Robert, provided he is not married; if Robert dies his legacy to his heirs. If John is married then to his wife or sons.
   If niece Mary Taylor dies before testator, her legacy shared equally between her 2 daughters, Mrs Mary Downer and Mrs Susannah Caskett.
   Witnesses: John Brome, Charles Downman and Eustace Peacock

Codicil dated 2nd November 1749
   To Robert Aggar, grandson, £100 in trust, to be invested in Public Funds; interest for clothing and education of great grand daughter Martha Aggar, daughter of Robert, until she is 21 or married, Robert to pay the £100 to Martha at 21 or marriage. If she dies unmarried or under 21, the £100 to her father.
   Witnesses: Solomon Turner, Newland Rice and Henry Sheafe
   Proved 16th January 1752

136.  Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILLIP AUSTEN
SHIPWRIGHT LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 18th OF APRIL 1747 AGED 5[  ] ? YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 6th OF APRIL 17[  ]
AGED 61 ? YEARS

 

137.  Large Ledger, very eroded

ELIZABETH
[    ]
THOMAS BALDOCK
[    ]
[    ] SEPTEMBER 1832
[ AGED] 30 ? YEARS
THOMAS BALDOCK
[    ] [    ] APRIL 1840 ?
[IN HIS] 72nd or 79th ? YEAR

Thomas Baldock of H.M. Dockyard, Secretary of the Philosophical & Literary Institute (Wright's Directory 1838), is he the Thomas Baldock who died 1846 ?

A Gentleman in his P.C.C. Will dated 14th March 1838
   To grandson Alfred Baldock, his share in freehold estate in Luton, Chatham late in occupation of William Filmer, now occupied by ----- ? Rule and ------ / Webb, subject to payment of annuity of £12 for daughter Mary.
   Also to Mary household goods, linen, furniture, plate, china, wine and liquor, books and pictures.
   To son Thomas Baldock clothes..
   Money and investments and residue of personal estate to friend Michael Lock of Gillingham, Gentleman and George Essell of Rochester, Solicitor, upon trust, to convert personal estate to cash, and to invest; dividends to daughter Mary; after her death, third of capital and freehold invested in trust for her children if any, sons at 21 daughters at 21 or marriage.
   If Mary dies without children, or none reach 21, in trust for son Thomas and grandson Charles Fincham Baldock, equally divided.
   Another third invested for son Thomas, remaining third held for grandson Charles, until he is 21, if he dies pre 21, then to son Thomas.
   Witnesses: George Povall and Charles Lott, Clerks to Messrs Twopenny and Essell, Solicitors, Rochester.

Codicil dated 30th April 1841
   Had given to grandson Alfred properties in Luton, subject to annuity for daughter Mary. Revokes this, property to son Thomas, charged with same annuity.
   To grand daughter Louisa daughter of son Thomas, £500 at 21, if she reaches 21 after death of daughter Mary. If she is 21 before then, then immediately after Mary's death.
   If Louisa dies pre 21 the £500 is part of residue and the £500 invested for benefit of Mary.
   Witnesses: J.S. Bullard and Gabriel Couves, Clerks to Messrs Essell, Solicitor, Rochester

Codicil dated 25th January 1845
   Gives whole of trust funds to son Thomas, subject to trust for Charles, who gets £1,000. Revokes bequest of £500 to Louisa, now gives her £1,000, on same terms.
   Witnesses: Charles Lott and Gabriel J. Kenyon, Clerks to Messrs Essell, Hayward and Essell, Solicitors, Rochester

138.  Ledger, laid on side, Part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

[     ] REMAINS OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH BATE[S]
SON OF
WILLIAM AND ELLEN BATE[S]
WHO DIED ON THE 4th DAY OF [OCTOBER]
1814 AGED 14 MONTHS

 

139.  Headstone, buried


WILLIAM BEEKE, DIED 1755
SEVERAL STONES IN THIS PART OF THE CHURCHYARD HAVE BEEN PARTLY BURIED,
 MAY BE FROM SPOIL THROWN UP WHEN THE CHURCH WAS RE-BUILT IN THE 1880's ?

[IN MEMORY OF]
---------------(Ground Level)-------------
WILLIAM BEEKE
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE 16th
NOV: 1755 AGED 45 YEARS

Almost all of this stone is buried, and like other partly buried stones, the covered inscription is in very good condition. William Beeke, Coachmaster and Victualler, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 5th June 1755
   To kinsman Henry Beeke of Chatham, Blacksmith, £5; to Henry's now wife, Elizabeth £5; to their son Henry £5.
   To his sister Mary Wattle, £5; to William Jessup, £5; to Elizabeth Jessup £5.
   To Rebecca Beeke daughter of Henry £20, to be paid after the death of his widow Anne.
   To William Wattle son of sister Mary, £20 and to her mother £20. To Elizabeth Jessup £20 to be paid after the death of his widow. Residue including money household goods, coaches and carriages, horses, stock in trade and personal estate to wife Anne, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Cazeneuve, Peter Martin and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 26th November 1755

He married first to Elizabeth Jessup in Chatham in 1740. His kinsman, Henry, was fined one shilling in 1744 for leaving dung and other rubbish in the street in Chatham !
   His second wife was Anne Glidd, whom he also married in Chatham, in 1751. If either of his wives are on the stone, they are at a depth which is not practical to reach with a trowel.

140.  Headstone

Front

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. ROBERT BEVERSTOCK
ATTENDANT ? IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER [     ] [1762 ?]
AGED 50 YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH [WIFE OF ?]
ROBERT BEVERSTOCK
[    ]

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH FORRESTER DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH BEVERSTOCK
WHO DIED [ ] 21st 1815 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN MARK
[SON OF ?] ROBERT & ELIZABETH
[WHO] DIED JANUARY 9th 1826
AGED 74 YEARS

 

141.  Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
SUSANNA WIFE OF Mr. JOHN BODDINGTON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1806
AGED 5[ ] ? YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
THE ABOVE NAMED Mr. JOHN BODDINGTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 31st 1824
IN HIS 88th YEAR
HAVING FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS MAJESTY
AS WARDEN OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
FOR 27 YEARS
[Verses, very eroded]

John Boddington, Warden of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham P.C.C. Will dated 15th January 1821
   Wishes to be buried in Chatham Churchyard in same grave as his wife Susanna and that a "headstone and foot stone be set up to our remembrance stating the number of years I have had the honour of serving his Majesty as Warden of His Majesty's Dockyard at Chatham, commencing the 21st July 1796"
   To brother Thomas, all his wardrobe, watch, silver shoe and knee buckles; if Thomas is not alive, then to nephew Mr Mar Isaac at Messrs Broadwood Manufactory in Bridle Lane, Golden Square, London, except his watch which goes to his sister Joanna Bromage, she also gets bed and table linen; if she is dead, then to her daughter Ann Mar Isaac.
   To Mrs Emmerson wife of nephew Thomas Emmerson , 2 volumes of Hogarth's Works, 2 china jars in the hall with their brackets, blue and white china jar in the corner cupboard in his sitting parlour, 2 old red and white china soup plates, 2 ½ pint cups of Staffordshire Ware, all his sea shells and chimney ornaments in his best parlour. To Thomas Emmerson, glass case containing the "shivered effects of a shot on the Cat's Tail of the Victory"
   To Ann and Catherine, 2 eldest daughters of Mar Isaac, all prints and ornaments, framed and glazed in his sitting parlour, except the portrait of Sir Sidney Smith which is to be sold with the rest of the prints in the house.
   To nephew and godson John Boddington Lawcourt of Richmond, Surrey, £10 and cheese tray, formed of part of the Victory; also cat and dog painted on wood which are in his sitting parlour. To each of children of nephew and niece Ann and Dunstan Mar Isaac £5. To servant Maria Reed £15 over and above any wages due.
   Residue equally divided between his brother and sisters.
   The furniture to be sold by Mr Robert Burr of Chatham and he to conduct funeral as he conducted that of his wife. Brother Thomas of Thurnby near Leicester and nephew Tomas Emmerson of no. 4 Berniers St., Oxford St.., London are his executors; to them £10 each for their trouble.
   Witnesses: Joseph Burgis and D. Cowley

Codicil dated 11th November 1822
   Bother Thomas has died; appoints nephew Dunstan Mar Isaac executor in his place.
  No witnesses

Affidavit dated 3rd March 1826
  Thomas Catherall of 88 Pall Mall, Tea Dealer and John Branscomb of same place, Tea Dealer, are sworn that they knew testator well, and were familiar with his handwriting; they believe codicil is in his handwriting and that signature is authentic.
   Proved 17th March 1826 Power reserved to Dunstan Mar Isaac

142.  Headstone, against north wall


THOMAS BORMAN, DIED 1728
THIS STONE HAS BEN MOVED FROM IT'S ORIGINAL POSITION TO THE NORTH WALL

HERE LIES THE BODY OF
THOMAS BORMAN
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 18th ? OF JUNE 1728
AGED 34 YEARS

Thomas Borman , Baker, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 23rd March 1723 (24)
   To his aunt Mary Dartnall of Chatham, widow, gold ring to value of 21/-. Residue to his wife Sarah, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Harlow ? Palfry, Samuel London and Thomas Johnson

BRETT see WOOD

143.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JAMES BUCK (SHIPWRIGHT)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. 21st 1812
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF Mrs. MARY BUCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 4th FEBRUARY 1827
AGED 67 YEARS

James Buck, Shipwright of Queen Street, P.C.C. Will dated 10th August 1811
   To wife Mary all his half share of houses on the Brook or Smithfield Bank in Chatham, which he inherited from his father Benjamin Buck, who inherited them, with his brother Richard Buck, from their father Crosley Buck, for ever.
   All his money and investments, wages, household goods, furniture, plate, etc. and residue to wife Mary, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Joanna Stephens, Anna Stephens and W.P. Morgan
   Proved 15th October 1812

144.  Headstone, against north wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WEST BURTON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th 1843
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
FAITH MARIA BURTON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1846
AGED 26 YEARS

 

145.  Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES CANE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF
DECEMBER 1762 AGED 42
YEARS

John Cane, Boatswain; H.M.S. Windsor, (at date of will, 1755) and H.M.S. London, Consistory Court of Rochester Will on Naval Form, dated 11th October 1755
   All estate to wife Jane of Plymstock, Devon, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Nicholas Hore, Carpenter and Henry Stacy, Clerk

146.  Side Panel from a destroyed Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE CARTER
WHO DIED THE 8th AUGUST 1805 AGED 30 YEARS
FRANCIS CROCKFORD WHO DIED THE
14th FEBRUARY 1831 AGED 1 MONTH
ALSO HENRY SHOTWATER CROCKFORD WHO DIED
THE 20th AUGUST 1831 AGED 1 YEAR AND 9 MONTHS

 

147.  Rear of an eroded 18th century Headstone

HERE LIETH
INTERRED THE BODY
OF SARAH WIFE OF
ROBERT CHAPPLE SHE
DIED THE 2nd OF MARCH 1763
AGED 74 ? YEARS

Robert Chappell, Shipwright, he was probably on the eroded front of the headstone, which commemorates his wife on the rear. P.C.C. Will dated 3rd May 1740
   Forgives Sarah Thomas daughter of his wife Sarah, all charges he has met for her board, washing, lodging and clothing during time she has lived with him. To wife Sarah, his wages due from H.M. Dockyard and all goods, wares and merchandise; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Thomas Warrington and Samuel Brook
   Proved 26th March 1762

Sarah Chappell, Widow of above, P.C.C. Will dated 9th October 1762
   She is not well in bodily health. £50 to Arthur Chappell of Chatham, Shipwright, nephew of late husband; £50 to Robert Chappell, son of Arthur at 21. Executors to pay interest from latter to Arthur Chappell until his son is 21.
   £30 to Thomas Chappell son of Samuel Chappell of Chatham, Blacksmith, another of late husband's nephews, at 21; interest as above.
   £5 to Ann wife of James Baldock of Rochester, Blacksmith; £5 to Mary Goldfinch of Rochester, Spinster; 1 guinea to her sister Susannah Goldfinch. To her friend Eleanor wife of Michael Littlewood of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Shipwright, I guinea for a ring. £5 to Mary Gowdy, daughter of Michael Littlewood. Residue of ready money, investments, goods and personal estate, shared equally among nieces and nephews, Sarah Allen, widow; Mary Cush, spinster; Elizabeth wife of Mr [ ] Dennis; Martha Cush and Thomas Cush, children of her late brother Nathaniel Cush.
  
Sarah Allen and Martha Cush executors
   Witnesses: Hannah Peckham and William Twopenny
   Proved 21st March 1763

148.  Ledger, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GILBERT CHILD
OF THE 19th DRAGOONS
[COLONEL] IN THE ARMY
AND LATE BARRACK MASTER
AT CHATHAM
AND WAS THE ONLY SON OF
MAJOR CHILD
OF RAVENHILL HALL
IN THE NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
HAVING SPENT 19 YEARS
IN INDIA
IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
[HE FELL ?] VICTIM TO HIS EXERTIONS
AT THE LATE FIRE AT CHATHAM
AND DIED
AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL ILLNESS
ON THE 11th MARCH
1821
IN THE 57th YEAR
OF HIS AGE

"The late fire at Chatham" occurred in 1820, when a considerable number of properties were destroyed. The military were the best resource for fighting fires on this scale. Child gave 3 guineas to the relief fund

149.  Headstone


WILLIAM CLARK. DIED 1777 AND HIS DAUGHTER FRANCES TURNER, DIED 1784

[IN MEMORY OF]
WILLIAM CLARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
24th 1777 AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THOS. [TURNER]
[DAUGHT]ER OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM [CLARK]
WHO DIED MAY 23rd 1784
AGED 40 YEARS

William Clark, Victualler, P.C.C. Will dated 3rd June 1773
   All real and personal estate to daughter Frances Clark for ever; she is executor
   Witnesses: Samuel Chappell, John Wilkins and John Hick, Attorney of Rochester
   Proved 13th April 1777 Administration to Frances , now Turner, wife of Thomas Turner (see Turner will)

150.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. SARAH CLEMENTS WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN CLEMENTS SENR.
WHO DIED THE 18th ? OF NOVEMBER 1761
AGED 51 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE THREE SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER
ALSO TWO SISTERS OF THE ABOVE
Mrs. SARAH CLEMENTS
AND WILLIAM CLEMENTS HER LAST ISSUE
WHO DIED MARCH [ ] 1762
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO Mr. RICHARD MORRIS OF CHATHAM
AND SOUTHFLEET, GRANDSON TO ONE OF THE
ABOVE TWO SISTERS WHO DIED NOVEMBER
4th 1826 AGED 54 YEARS

Richard Morris was buried at Southfleet. In 1922 Leland Duncan transcribed his headstone, which agrees with the Chatham inscription but Chatham is not mentioned

CROCKFORD see CARTER

151.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH FAIRHALL
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 12th ? 1771
AGED 39 ? YEARS

 

152.  Headstone

Front

Mr.
JOHN FOREMAN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 6th 1785
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[ ] 22 [ ] IN THE 6[ ] [OF HER AGE]

Rear

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. HANNAH WEST
WIFE OF
WILLIAM JAMES WEST
WHO DIED [ ]
[ ]

John Foreman, Coach Master P.C.C. Will dated 31st December 1784
Household goods to wife Hannah and real estate for life, she keeping same in good repair. Money, investments, and personal estate to Hannah and his son Thomas, upon trust, they to invest value in Public Funds, upon trust, to permit his wife to receive the interest for life. After her death, then real estate and fund shared equally among his children, Arthur John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Hannah and Ann Foreman, for ever.
   Wife and son Thomas executors.
   Witnesses: Edward Pope, William Archer and John Sommerton
   Proved 21st March 1785

William James West, Late of Malta now of St. Nicholas, Rochester, P.C.C. Will dated 29th October 1824
   West was buried at St. Mary's, Chatham but there is no surviving inscription. His wife is on the back of the headstone of the Foremans, who were her parents.
   Family to be put into decent mourning. Wife Hannah gets all household goods, money and personal estate, except money in Public Funds. To Hannah, and John Snatt of Frindsbury, Esquire, his dwelling house, upon trust, Hannah to have rents for life; after her death, upon trust, for his sons and daughters, Hartwell ?, William James and Ann West equally, for ever.
   If in wife's life, executors see it as advantageous to sell above property, they can, and put proceeds with money in Public Funds, so that Hannah has dividends foe life. After her death, upon trust, for his children, equally shared. Executors can if they think fit advance money to his children towards their advancement in the world, but not exceeding £1,000 each.
   Witnesses: John Batten of Rochester, Arthur Rye, Surgeon of Rochester and J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Rochester
   Proved 20th April 1825

FORSTER see KIRBY

FOSTER see MORRIS

153.  Headstone

[    ]
JANE GANNIKELL
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd ? 1787
AGED [    ] YEARS

 

154.  Eroded Ledger, Close to ground

[IN MEMORY OF]
[RUPERT GEORGE]
[ ]TAUR[ ]D SON OF
[THE] [H]ONBLE. BARON [GEORGE]
[WHO FELL ?] VICTIM TO [A FEVER]
[AS A CONSEQUENCE ?] OF HIS DUT[Y] ON THE [    ]
[DECEMBER 12th ] 1807 AGED [    ]
"[    ] allotted [    ]
[ [ thou [ ]"

Rupert George, Late Midshipman of H.M.S. Prince of Wales, son of Baron George, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
Died at the Mitre Inn (Gentleman's Magazine for 1807, page 1,236)

GIBBS see MANSFIELD

155.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

IN
MEMORY OF Mr. RICHARD GREENFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF
JANUARY 1765 AGED [ ] YEARS
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 21st
OF NOVEMBER 1782 AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH GREENFIELD DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 14th OF APRIL
1771 AGED 18 ? YEARS
Mr. GEORGE GREENFIELD
[    ] R[    ]
[    ]
MARCH 1817 AGED 69 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO Mrs. ELEANOR GREENFIELD
[    ] 27th MAY 1836 AGED 83 YEARS

 

156.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LEONORA DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND JANE HANNA
OF CHATHAM BARRACKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 21st
DAY OF JANUARY 1821
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT HANNA THEIR SON
WHO DIED THE 19th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1824
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE ROBERT HANNA
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 7th ? 1827
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO MARIA [    ] DAUGHTER OF
[    ]

 

157.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS HORLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 30th OCTOBER 182[ ]
AGED 80 ?YEARS

 

158.  Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF ]
Mr. JAMES HOWARD
[    ]

 

159.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JAMES JACKSON OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON OCTOBER [    ] 1771 AGED [    ] YEARS
[AND FOUR] OF THEIR CHILDREN
MARTHA ?, MARIA, ANN AND [    ]
[ALSO] SARAH WIFE OF GEORGE JACKSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON [    ] APRIL 17[    ] AGED [   ]2 YEARS
ALSO [ ] OF THEIR CHILDREN
ALSO OF Mr. GEORGE JACKSON
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF JANUARY [1801]
AGED [    ] YEARS

George Jackson, Late Victualler, P.C.C. Will dated 11th November 1800
   Desires to be buried in Chatham Churchyard by the side of his wife and children "in my burying place".
   To Ann Grimett his wife's sister, £100 of Stock in his name in the 3% Annuities of the Bank of England. To son George, household goods, money and rest of investments; also to George the interest ? part of the £850 in the hands of Mr Harvey Pierce of Newhall near Axminster, Devon, which interest ? is now paid to Ann Jackson during her life; also the remaining house of the two in Troy Town, Rochester, of which Ann Jackson wife of James, deceased, receives the rent for her life, as bequeathed by her husband. After her death the properties will come to testator, who is son of the said James, and a half of the £850 in the hands of Harvey Pierce and one house in Troy Town. The other half of the £850 and other house in Troy Town (adjoining the other) to his son George. His sister in law Ann Grimett and Mr Samuel Nicholson, Shipbuilder, are executors; to each of them, "a very handsome mourning ring".
   If son George dies before 21, then whole property shall be at the disposal of Ann Grimett, except sum of £10 given to Mr John Jackson of Brompton, Grocer
   Witnesses; Samuel Commins and Henry Medwin
   Proved 14th April 1801

160.  Headstone


JOHN JOBSON, DIED 1732

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN JOBSON SON OF JOHN & ELIZ.
JOBSON OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE
[    ] 1732 AGED 21or 24 ? YEARS

 

161.  Ledger on low stone base


KIRBY TOMB, 
PRECARIOUSLY PERCHED ON THE EDGE OF THE CUTTING

MEMORIAM SACRAM
Mr. EDWARD KIRBY
DIED MARCH 27th ? 1743 AGED [    ] YEARS
Mrs. ANN KIRBY HIS WIFE
WHO WAS DAUGHTER OF [THE LATE?]
JHO. FORSTER ESQ.
OF WARNFORD, NORTHUMBERLAND
DIED DEC. 9th 1758 AGED 76 YEARS
AND SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ELIZ. KIRBY THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER
DIED SEPT. 13th 1777 AGED 68 ? YEARS
Mr. THOMAS KIRBY THEIR ELDEST SON
DIED AUGUST 12th 1781 AGED 70 YEARS
LIEUT. MATH. KIRBY THEIR SECOND SON
DIED OCT. [   ] 1781 AGED 66 YEARS
Mr. GEORGE KIRBY THEIR THIRD SON
DIED NOV. [   ] 1784 AGED 59 ? YEARS
Mrs. MARY KIRBY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
Mr. GEORGE KIRBY DIED FEBRUARY 22nd
1788 AGED 48 ? YEARS

Edward Kirby, Barber Surgeon P.C.C. Will dated 18th March 1742 (43)
   To each of his children £5 each. All other money, lands, houses, goods, chattels and personal estate to wife Anne; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Ham, James Purcell and Isaiah Brittain

George Kirby, Esquire, P.C.C. Will dated 10th November 1784
   To wife Mary his freehold in Chatham where he lives, for life; after her death to his adopted niece Elizabeth Kirby , daughter of his late brother Matthew Kirby, by Martha Butcher, for ever.
   To James Morrison, Esq., of the Tower of London, and George Marsh of the Navy Office, Esq., (two of his executors), all household goods, upon trust, they to allow his wife to use same for life. After her death, then for niece Elizabeth Kirby. To Morrison and Marsh, £7,500 4% Bank Annuities, part of larger sum in the Bank of England, upon trust, to pay interest to his wife for life. After her death, upon further trust, to transfer the £7,500 to niece Elizabeth.
   Also to trustees, £1,250 4% Bank Annuities, upon trust, to pay interest to Martha Butcher for life; after her death the £1,250 to niece Elizabeth. Also to trustees £1,000 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities, upon trust, to divide sum among all children of James Morrison by Margaret his wife, deceased, who shall be living.
   To his relation Thomas Forster of Alnwick, Northumberland, and his sister Jane Forster, and George North, £100 each.
   To John Witheridge of Chatham, Ironmonger, £100 to put his family in mourning; to his son William Witheridge, £100 at 21; to all his servants with him at time of death, £10 each.
   Residue of real and personal estate to his niece Elizabeth for ever.
   Wife, niece Elizabeth, James Morrison and George Marsh executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Bengo, Francis Barrow and J. Simmons, Attorney of Chatham
   Proved 23rd November 1784

Mary Kirby,
Widow of above, P.C.C. Will dated 29th January 1786
   By indentures of lease and release made previous to her marriage to George Kirby dated 25th and 26th June 1784; George Kirby of the 1st part, herself, Mary Witheridge of the 2nd part, Samuel Gillam Mills of Greenwich, Surgeon and John Hosier of St. George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, of the 3rd part, she did with consent of George Kirby, grant and convey to Samuel Gillam Mills and John Hosier, her half share of three houses in Chatham occupied by [      ] and all her other property in Chatham, and her half share of another property, to Mills and Hosier, upon trust, after her death to such persons as by deed or will disposed.
Also to trustees £800 3% Consolidated Bank Reduced Annuities, upon trust.
   George Kirby did by the above indentures, covenant with the trustees, all sums of money he had from the estate of William Witheridge, in respect of £235 and interest due to her upon bond, to be paid to trustees, for her to dispose of.
   George Kirby has since died, and she has received all monies and interest from estate of William Witheridge, upon bond. Her brother John is indebted to her in £166 7s, upon bond of obligation dated 7th February 1785, part of £266 7s By Power of Indenture of Release, the trustees to remain possessed of above houses and the £800 annuities; they to take rents and interest until the four children of her brother John, William, Robert Inwood, Henry and John are 21.
   Trustees to buy from the interest, after repairs of properties, new 3% Bank Annuities in their names.
   The half share in the properties and the bank annuities, rents and dividends and new investments; all her real estate to all her above nephews who are then 21, equally. She forgives and releases brother John from money due on bond , the £166 7s to remain in his hands for life; he to renew bond or give it to her trustees. After his death, the £166 7s is to be lent to Mrs Sarah Witheridge, wife of John, if she is living, and is to carry on husband's trade for life; she to give bond to trustees. If she is not to carry on business, the £166 7s to be paid out by trustees for purchase of of new bank annuities, upon trust; Sarah Witheridge to receive interest, if living, for life. If she is dad at time of her husband's death, or from her decease, the £166 7s shall be part of testator's estate.
   To niece Elizabeth Kirby, silver coffee pot, diamond hoop ring and any other diamond rings she may choose.
   To Sarah wife of John Witheridge all her clothes. To nephew William Witheridge gold watch, silver pint pot, six silver tea spoons, tongs, strainer with a castle as a crest.
   Rest of her silver plate equally divided among Witheridge nephews.
   To servant Elizabeth Rogers £20, if still in her service
   Residue to trustees upon trust, to use part of interest towards maintenance and education of above nephews, until they are 21. When they are 21, their legacies with interest equally divided.
   If all die pre 21 then to their father, John; if he is dead, then to their mother Sarah, for life; if she is dead, then to trustees for their use; they can lay out money from dividends for benefit of nephew William Witheridge or for his further education as a Surgeon , Apothecary or Midwife between his 20th and 21st years.
   Trustees are executors
   Witnesses: James Morrison, Tower of London and John Whiffen of Chatham
   Proved 3rd July 1788 Power reserved to Samuel Mills

162.  Ledger, just above ground level


KITE TOMB,
ON THE EDGE OF THE CUTTING

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. SUSANNAH KITE WIFE OF
Mr. PHINEAS KITE OF THIS PARISH
DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 14th A.D. 1783
AGED 52 ? YEARS
Mr. PHINEAS KITE DIED DEC. 19th 1793
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
VIZ.
JOHN DIED NOV. 30th 1769
}INFANTS
SARAH DIED DEC. 30th 1773 ?

SUSANNA DIED JAN. 9th 1778
AGED 7 YEARS

Phineas Kite, Tallow Chandler, (Bailey's Directory, 1784) P.C.C. Will not dated or signed
   "I desire to be decently interred in Chatham Church Yard in the vault which I have built for that purpose for my late wife and children"
   "I have only one son living, who was born 20th day March 1774, whom I pray that God will keep him under his care and protection".
   His houses, goods, money in the bank at 4% Consolidated New South Sea Annuities, "my ledger page 157 for particulars". His Bonds or Navy Bills, Exchequer Bills, household goods, shop goods, book debts, all to son Jacob, for ever; if he is 18 at testator's death he can dispose of or bequeath legacy as he pleases.

Affidavit dated 21st March 1794
   John Simmons, Gentleman of Rochester and John Eggier of Chatham, Leather Currier, sworn that they knew Kite well and were familiar with his handwriting. They have examined the will and confirm that it is in Kite's hand.
   Proved 26th April 1794. Administration to Jacobe Cazeneuve Troy, "the cousin german", next of kin and curator or guardian of Jacob Kite, a minor.

Note in margin of above, dated 29th March 1802
   " Administration granted to Jacob Kite, son and universal legatee"

Phineas Kite was a Churchwarden of St. Mary's in 1770. He married Susanna Cazeneuve in Chatham in 1767

163.  Headstone, against north wall


JOHN LAMPERD, DIED 1753
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO NORTH WALL

IN MEMORY OF Mr. JOHN LAMPERD
LATE BOATSWAIN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
NEWARK WHO DIED THE 19th ? OF JUNE 1753
AGED 59 ? YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH WALL
----------------(Ground Level)--------------
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th ? DAY OF FEBY. ? 17[    ]
AGED 65 ? YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY
OF Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLFORD
[WHO DIED] THE [    ] DAY OF FEB. 1752

John Lamperd, Boatswain of H.M.S. Cumberland at date of will, made a month after his second marriage, to Ann Wall at Chatham), and H.M.S. Newark, at his death (as on stone) Consistory Court of Rochester Will, on Naval Form, dated 31st July 1750
   All to wife Ann,who is executor
   Witnesses: Elizabeth and John Tomlyn

Elizabeth Millford was the wife of Humphrey; just over a week after her burial, her son, Robert, was buried. She presumably died as a result of childbirth ? She was probably Lamperd's daughter ?

164.  Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF HENRY LIGHT
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF AUGUST 1846
AGED 28 YEARS
"Farewell dear friends, I've gone before,
My love will be to you no more,
No grief, nor sorrow for me take,
But love my offspring for my sake"

 

165.  Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
JOHN MANSFIELD
QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
[    ]
WHO DIED AT WOOLWICH ? ON THE 9th OF
APRIL 1843 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO JANE GIBBS
[SIS]TER OF THE ABOVE AND DAUGHTER OF
Mr. WILLIAM GIBBS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ]
[    ]
ALSO Mrs. ANN GIBBS WIFE OF
Mr. WILLIAM GIBBS OF THIS
PARISH AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
[   ] APRIL [    ] AGED [    ] YEARS
[ALSO] Mr. WILLIAM GIBBS

William Gibbs, possibly the Provision Merchant, died 1852, P.C.C. Will dated 12th January 1852
   To grand daughter Ann Owen, Widow, now living with him, all his household furniture, leasehold estate, money, stock and goods; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Frederick S. Manser, Vitler (sic) of Chatham and Alfred Morgan, Clerk to W.G. Acworth, Solicitor, Rochester

166.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

[    ]
JOHN MAWBY ESQ,
[    ] [JULY] 1801[    ]
[   ]
ANN MAWBY
[    ]
[    ] 181[    ] [    ]

 

167.  Fragments of Headstone

[SERGEANT] [WILLIAM] [MAX]WELL
[CHATHAM] [DIV]ISION OF
[ROYAL] [M]ARINES
[WHO] [DIED] [ON] [TH]E 4th DAY OF JANY. 1851
[AG]ED 52 YEARS
[LEAVI]NG A WIDOW AND 3 CH[ILDREN]
[AND ?] [SIS]TER ? TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
HIS WORTH AS A FRIEND
HIS EXCELLENCE AS A SCHOOLMASTER
HIS WARM AND GENEROUS DISPOSTION
ARE TESTIFIED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM

Maxwell

From the Maidstone Journal, January 14th 1851
"MILITARY FUNERAL.--- On Wednesday last, Sarjeant Maxwell, the schoolmaster of the Royal Marines boy's school, was buried at St. Mary's church. The deceased being well known and much respected, it was determined to bury him with full military honors. The body was removed from Melville hospital at half-past two p.m. to the parish church , and to witness the funeral cortège there was an immense concourse of persons assembled along the road leading to the church. The body was preceded by the splendid band playing the Dead March in Saul; next came the coffin, the pall being borne by 6 sergeants, followed by the deceased's son as chief mourner: next came the boys of the school; the procession was closed by a long train of sergeants, color-sergeants, and sergeant majors from the Royal Marines, 12th regt., sappers and miners, artillery, and provisional battalion; there were also many officers and tradesman present. The deceased had served 28 years in the corps and was in his 52nd year."

168.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF GILES SON OF
GILES AND HANNAH MILLER?
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY THE [ ] 17[81]
AGED 37 ? YEARS
[    ] JOHN AND
[    ] MILLER ? DIED
[    ] 1787
[    ] MONTHS

Foot Stone

G. M.
1781
H

 

MILLFORD see LAMPERD

169.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church, very eroded


THE LONG LOST MILLS FAMILY HEADSTONE, IN THE CUTTING.
VICTIMS OF THE 1816 ROCHESTER BRIDGE TRAGEDY

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. ALEXANDER MILLS
[ LATE QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT] OF THE ROYAL MARINE CORPS.
[ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON] THE
[    ] APRIL 1812
AGED 59 ? YEARS
[    ]
JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] THE 11th
[OF] JANUARY 1806 AGED 48 ? YEARS
JANE [THEIR] DAUGHTER DIED IN INFANCY
[    ] [AUGUST] [1794]
ALEXANDER MILLS AGED 27 YEARS
MARIA HIS WIFE AGED 27 YEARS
ANNA ELIZA AGED 3 YEARS
WHO WITH
[THOMAS] AND ELIZA GILBERT
NINE YOUNG LADIES AND THE BOATMAN
[WERE UNFORTUNATELY] DROWNED IN [ATTEMPTING]
[TO PASS THROUGH ONE OF] THE ARCHES
[OF] ROCHESTER BRIDGE ON THE EVENING
OF [THE 13th ] [OF] SEPTEMBER [1816]
[WHICH MELANCHOLY CIRCUMSTANCE IT IS]
[SUPPOSED WAS OCCAISIONED BY THE]
[CULPABLE NEGLECT OF THOSE PERSONS APPOINTED]
[TO CONDUCT THE REPAIRS OF THE BRIDGE WHO]
[LEFT FIXED WITHOUT SUFFICIENT NOTICE A PIECE]
[OF TIMBER ACROSS THE ARCH AGAINST WHICH]
[THE BOAT STRUCK AND WAS UPSET]

This is probably the headstone which the Rochester Journal reported (in 1895) was formerly at the east end of the church "but has now disappeared" Alexander Mills, Senior does not appear in the burial register. The date on the stone is very clear on an otherwise very worn stone, and Alexander Mills death was reported in the Maidstone Journal, of 22nd April 1812 as having occurred "a few days since", so it could hardly have been at any great distance from Chatham.
   The deaths of Alexander Mills, Junior, his wife and child, and the others was caused by their boat striking a piece of timber which had been left between two of the starlings of Rochester Bridge. The party had been on a trip up river to Wouldham to celebrate the 21st birthday of Thomas Gilbert. The nine young ladies were pupils of a school run by Eliza Gilbert, who was Maria Mills sister. Two of the pupils, Mary Brock, age 11, and Agnes Reynolds, age 5, were buried in this churchyard on the same day as the Mills family, (September 18th)

170.  Headstone

Front

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF RICHARD MORRIS WHO DIED
THE 28th OF APRIL 1760 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET,
JOHN AND THOMAS
ALSO RICHARD MORRIS WHO DIED
THE 10th OF MARCH 1764 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN FOSTER JUNR. OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH THE 10th 1779
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO RICHARD MORRIS
SON OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND ELIZABETH MORRIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ ] 1834

Rear

IN
MEMORY OF SARAH WIFE OF
Mr. RICHARD MORRIS JUNR.
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FEBY.
THE 28th 1779 AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THEIR SON WHO DIED
MARCH THE 28th 1779 AGED 18 WEEKS
ALSO MARY SECOND WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 8th 1780
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA THIRD WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 24th 1826
AGED 60 YEARS
[ ]

Richard Morris, Shipwright P.C.C. Will dated 27th February 1829
   His freehold house, divided into two in Meeting House Lane, Chatham, in his own occupation and William Roffe; all other real estate to his sons and daughters, John, Elizabeth Winford, Sarah Jemima Mason, James, Rebecca Tascall ? And Joseph George Morris, equally.
   To grandson James Tomlin19 guineas at 21. All his ready money, investments, public stock, chattels and personal estate to his children equally. Sons John and Joseph executors
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Solicitor, Rochester, James Lewis and D.R. Lewis, his Clerks
   Proved 3rd November 1834

171.  Headstone, against north wall, on side


JOHN NASH, DIED 1739
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO NORTH WALL

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN NASH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY [    ] 1738 [    ]
HE LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS & THREE
DAUGHTERS

 

172.  Ledger, near ground level

ANN PALLISER
DIED 10th OCTOBER 18[0]3
AGED 6 YEARS, 3 MONTHS
SARAH PALLISER
DIED 11th OF SEPTEMBER 1811
AGED 7 ? YEARS, 4 MONTHS
ANTHONY PALLISER
OBIIT 22nd FEBRUARY 1815
AGED 9 YEARS, 8 MONTHS
ROBERT WARRE PALLISER
DIED 26th OCTOBER 1817
AGED 3 ? YEARS, 11 MONTHS
Mr. JOHN [COSTOBODIE] PALLISER
DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1818
[AGED 23 YEARS]

 

173.  Headstone, partly buried

[IN MEMORY OF]
HENRY PEARNE
DIED 23rd APRIL 1739
------------(Ground Level)----------
AGED 71 ? YEARS
MARTIN
SON OF HENRY PEARNE
WHO DIED 11th NOV. 1750

Henry Pearne, Joiner, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st June 1737
   To two sons Thomas of Deptford, Clerk and Martin of Chatham, Clerk, five sixths of a house, barn, stables, orchard and land in Gillingham, called Little Twiddall, occupied by Henry White, equally, for ever.
   If either dies without children, survivor gets all. To wife Mary property called Maysberry in Rainham for life; after her death, equally between two sons, also two houses in Brompton, on condition that she remains a widow; if she remarries then these houses and Mayberry to sons.
   She also gets three houses in Chatham on "Colledge lease", occupied by Mr George Guy, Mr Pain, Shipwright and Mr King, Joiner; after her death, these houses to sons. Rent arrears due at his death on Little Twiddall, equally to two sons, other arrears to wife.
   Household goods and personal estate to wife, who is executor.
   Witnesses: John Leafgreene, John Woodger and Thomas Manger ?

Henry Pearne married Mary Leafgreene at Chatham in 1702. There may be more on the stone but it is buried rather deep in the ground.

Martin Pearne, Clerk, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th October 1749
   "Weak in body". To brother Thomas of Deptford, Clerk, his share of five sixths of property at Little Twidale in Gillingham, in occupation of Henry White, for ever.
   To his mother, Mary of Chatham, and niece Catherine Pearne of Deptford, £100 each. If either dies in meantime the survivor gets £200.To brother Thomas, sister Catherine Pearne, uncle John Leafgreene and friend Henry Smith, £10 each. To cousin Elizabeth Croucher and John Batten, Junior, £5 each. To friend John Gardener, Junior, all woollen and silk clothes and microscope and case. To mother Mary, all linen clothes, plate, and furniture of best parlour.
  To friend Henry Smith, 20 volumes of his books, as he chooses.£20 to buy twenty gold mourning rings to be inscribed with his name and date of death, to give to the twenty persons named on the back of his will. To brother Thomas the residue; he and Henry Smith are executors.
   Witnesses: R. Paine, John Smith and H. Barber
   Proved 24th November 1750 Power reserved to Thomas Pearne

Persons to be given the gold rings
   Mr Newland Rice, John Croucher, John Leafgreene, John Hill, Thomas Pearne,  Edward Batten, Nathaniel Pearne, Mrs Mary Pearne, James Collins,  Dor. Humphries, Ralph Paine, Catherine Pearne, Senior, Henry Smith, Sarah Northrop, Baker Pidgeon, Ann Northrop, John Gardner, Junior Elizabeth Croucher, Senior, John Batten, Junior, Sarah Masterman

174.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

 
THE EXTREMELY ERODED PETTY STONE IN THE CUTTING
COMPARE TO REAR, BELOW


THE REAR OF THE PETTY STONE, RECORDING THE ERECTION
OF THE STONE BY HENRY PAUL IN 1750, A QUARTER OF
A CENTURY AFTER THE DEATHS OF THE PETTYS

Front

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PETTY ROPEMAKER
AND OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
[    ]
IN H[   ] ? LOVING

[    ] : 172[1]
[    ] : 172[4]
[    ]
[    ]
JOHN AND ELIZABETH

Rear

ERECTED
BY H. PAUL
1750

Elizabeth Petty, Widow, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 5th November 1723
   Concerning the "Society of Chatham"*, of which her late husband, John, was a member, and which he wished would benefit from a house in Brompton, occupied by John Churchman and the house in Chatham, in which she lives, and is occupied by John Collins, Sail Maker.
   The rents from these houses are now to be used by the Society to keep poor children at school, if the parents are too poor to pay .
   To Elizabeth Hart daughter of Stephen Hart, late Clerk of the Parish of Chatham an annuity of £5, from above rents; after her death, then to use of the poor children, above.
   She appoints " trusty and well beloved friends" Henry Paul of Gillingham, Caulker and John Sanders of Chatham, Shipwright, trustees to oversee her gifts " to the Glory of God and the good of poor children's souls"
   Paul and Sanders to choose two other members of the Society of Chatham to act in their place, after their deaths. These should be men who fear God and hate covetousness. If the Society fails or does not use bequest as ordained then , testator's house to Eleanor Pearpoint daughter of brother Peter Pearpoint and to Ann Hart daughter of Stephen Hart, the house in Brompton . To brother Peter Pearpoint, ½ guinea; to his two children, William and Eleanor, £5 each at 18.
   To god daughter Elizabeth Duncome, two silver spoons; to Sarah wife of John Collins, 1 guinea; to Henry Paul and John Sanders, 1 guinea each and all her books equally. To Elizabeth Hart daughter of Stephen, all her clothes; to "loving friend" John Sanders, ready money, bills, and bonds, for ever. She trusts that he will see that legacies are fulfilled and that he will take care of "that poor girl Elizabeth Hart".
   Henry Paul and John Sanders executors
   Witnesses: John Howard, Jane Marlow and Thomas Phillips

*Ron Baldwin in his Chronicles of Gillingham, states that the society was "a Church of England Society"

Henry Paul
, Caulker of Gillingham, was a trustee of Elizabeth Petty's will. The inscription on the back of the Petty stone is in a very fresh condition; it was probably placed here with the other stones in the cutting, when the church was rebuilt in the 1880's, and is testimony to the worsening pollution of the last 120 years compared to the previous 120.

175.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

IN MEMORY OF
AMBROSE PROCTOR
[WHO DIED] [ ] [FEBRUARY] 1759
AGED 60 ? YEARS
[ALSO] MARY HIS WIFE DIED THE 6th OF FEBRUARY 1763
AGED 62 YEARS
[ALSO] AMBROSE PROCTOR SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED THE [ ] OF JANUARY 1764 AGED [ ] YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM PROCTOR
[WHO] DIED 8th ? OF NOVEMBER 1781 AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM PROCTOR
WHO DIED THE 16th ? OF NOV. 1798 AGED 67 YEARS
[    ] PROCTOR
GEORGE AND SUSANNAH [PROCTOR ?]
[   ] 13th OCT. [    ]
[    ] PROCTOR [   ]
[BORN] [    ] NOV. 178[   ] DIED 19th DEC. [    ]
[    ] GEORGE PROCTOR [    ]
[    ] ELIZABETH [    ]
[   ]

Ambrose Proctor, Senior, Brazier, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 20th May 1758
   To eldest son Ambrose 5/-; to daughter Mary wife of Daniel Bing of Chatham, House Carpenter, £5; to son William £10 at 21. Residue to wife Mary, she is executor
   Witnesses; Robert Cox and William Twopenny
   Proved 20th February 1759

Ambrose Proctor, Junior, Brazier, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 17th December 1763
   To sister Mary Bing, £5. Residue to brother William of Chatham, Tinman, he is executor and is to pay sister's legacy.
   Witnesses; John Townson and John Speek

Mary Proctor, Widow of Ambrose, Senior, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st February 1763
   Clothes to daughter Mary wife of Daniel Bing. Daniel Bing has his own household goods in her dwelling house, part he bought, part he made; these are recorded in an inventory, drawn up by testator and Daniel, bearing same date as her will. She gives all household goods to Daniel and also forgives and releases him from debts he owes her for his families board.
   The £5 given to daughter Mary and the £10 given to her son William by her late husband's will, which she has not yet paid, shall be paid from her personal estate.
   She forgives and releases son William money owed for clothing, she also gives him his father's silver watch. Her husband's working tools and tools used in her trade or business, shared equally between sons William and Ambrose. Residue equally shared between Mary Bing and sons William and Ambrose Proctor.
   Daniel Bing and William Proctor executors
   Witnesses: Joseph ? Sparrow and William Witheridge
   Proved 15th February 1763

Later Proctors appear as Braziers in various Directories into the early 19th century

176.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH PROSSER
WHO DIED JANY. 30Th 1811 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
THE BODY OF Mr. WALTER PROSSER
SHIPWRIGHT HUSBAND TO THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1814 AGED 52 YEARS

 

RENNOLLS see ROBINSON

177.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN FRANKLIN
SON OF
HENRY HEPBURN
THE ELDEST [    ]
[    ] RICHARDSON
OF THE
ROYAL MARINES
AND NOW OF
HASLAR HOSPITAL
[    ] ORYER ?
ONLY AND INTELLIGENT CHILD
[    ] SCARLET FEVER
AGED 2 YEARS , 8 MONTHS
[    ]2 SEPTEMBER1822 2 ?
[   ]
WHEN ONLY A MONTH [    ] WAS SUDDENLY
CARRIED OFF BY [   ]
MAY 28th 1835
[    ]

 

RICHARDS(ON ?) see SMITH

178.  Fallen Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
Mr. SAMUEL ROBBINS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 1st OF OCT. 1799
AGED 74 YEARS

Samuel Robbins, Gardener ? P.C.C. Will dated 15th July 1777
   Although the copy of the P.C.C. Will states "Gardener", I wonder if this is correct, because he commits his body to "earth or sea" ? To wife Elizabeth all his real and personal estate, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Charles Mills, Gunner of H.M.S. Leander and Harry Mynors Long, No. 3 Clifford's Inn
   Proved 29th April 1800

179.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS ROBINSON SON OF
SARAH RENNOLLS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE DECEMBER THE 20th 172[2]
AGED 21 ? YEARS
HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF
SARAH RENNOLLS WIFE OF
RICHARD RENNOLLS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY [ ] 173[1]
AGED 61 YEARS

Richard Rennolls, formerly a Mariner, later Boatswain of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham. The Boatswain was responsible, with the Master Attendant, for the movement of craft to and from the Dockyard.
P.C.C. Will dated 17th February 1740 (41)
   Appoints Robert Aggar of Chatham, Gentleman, James Sommers of Chatham, Master Boat Builder of H.M. Dock Yard and Richard Lemmon of East Greenwich, Mariner, now Master of H.M. Yacht "William and Mary", executors and trustees. (Debts to be paid by sister Sarah Roberts). To each of his trustees £5. To son in law John Robinson, bedsteddle, curtains, vallence, blankets, bolster and pillows in best chamber of his house, silver spoon marked S H,another marked J B, two others marked J E, silver porringer marked S , little silver cup marked J H , dozen pewter plates marked R,  T R R S,  two pewter dishes of large size, two of middling size and one small, a large old print bible; from kitchen, large kettle, old easy chair and two flat brass candlesticks.
   To son Richard Rennolls £100 bank stock, clothes, rings, jewels and watches, silver tankard marked R ; to grand  R E,  daughter Sarah Cornish £200 bank stock at 21 or one month after marriage, if before 21; in meantime interest for her maintenance and education, she also gets bedsteddle, curtains, vallence, bed, bolster, three blankets, two pillows, blue and red silk quilt, chest of drawers in best chamber, silver soup spoon marked R R , two silver spoons marked S C, two silver spoons marked R , two silver spoons marked R R , one marked S R, one marked E R, two marked R C and four R S marked R R, small silver salver marked S C, large silver salver marked R , silver half pint mug marked S C , silver R S porringer marked R C, silver dram cup without mark, two silver salts marked R , pair of silver beer cups marked R  R E R E  dozen silver tea spoons, pair of silver tea tongs.
   To son in law John Cornish £10 for mourning.
   Executors to pay interest of £100 bank stock to daughter Anne Davis for life; after her death, the £100 shared equally among her children. If she outlives her husband, Clement, the £100 paid to her; if she dies in husband's lifetime,with no children, the £100 goes to residue of personal estate.
   Forgives and releases son in law Francis Stott money lent on account of his late wife, or otherwise, also gives him 1/-
   To sister Sarah Roberts, who lives with him, £20 and bedstead, curtains, vallence, bolster, two pillows, three blankets and rug in garret "where she lodges", two pairs of "wearing sheets" and two pairs pillow bears. If she is dead at time of his death, the £20 and goods to niece Elizabeth Roberts. Residue to son Richard Rennolls and grand daughter Sarah Cornish, equally; Sarah's share at 21 or marriage. If son Richard, who now lives in North America, dies in father's lifetime, his bequest to grand daughter Sarah Cornish for ever, as above.
   If Sarah dies pre 21 or marriage, her legacy to son Richard, for ever.
   Witnesses; Samuel Parker, Henry Sheafe and John Fick, Clerk to Mr Sheafe
   Proved 15th October 1742 Power reserved to Robert Aggar and James Sommer

180.  Marble panel from Chest Tomb? Part of retaining wall of path around north side of church


SARAH ROGERS, WIFE OF MAJOR ROGERS, DIED 1718
FROM A CHEST TOMB ? AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CUTTING

SARAH THE WIFE OF MAJOR THOMAS ROGERS
DIED THE IX OF OCTOBER MDCCXVIII IN HER XLIII YEAR
TO HER PIOUS MEMORY
ONE OF THE BEST WIVES, PRUDENT AND VIRTUOUS,
HE WITH DEEPEST SORROW FOR THAT GREATEST LOSS,
THIS MONUMENT ERECTED

 

181.  Richly carved wall monument, top half eroded. Part of retaining wall of path around north side of church


THE STONE OF EDWARD SMITH, DIED 1704
THIS APPROPRIATELY "GOTHIC" IMAGE GREETS VISITORS TO THE CUTTING!

EDWARDUS SMITH
FILIUS CORUM OBT. JULII 31st [ ]
ATEAT SUAE 39
ANNO MDCCIV

 

182.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SMITH ESQ.
LATE STOREKEEPER OF H.M.
ORDNANCE, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ]
OF MARCH 1802
IN THE 65th ? YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO JANE SMITH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF JANUARY 1807
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO JOHN RICHARDS(ON) ?
BROTHER TO THE ABOVE JANE SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JULY
1810 AGED 87 YEARS

William Smith, Clerk of the Cheque, H.M. Gun Wharf, Plymouth, later Store Keeper of H.M. Ordnance, Chatham
P.C.C. Will dated 6th June 1780
   All his personal estate to wife Jane, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Nicholas Mill and Charles Higgs
   Proved 13th May 1802

As Ordnance Office Storekeeper at Chatham Smith had a salary of £140 P.A. (Universal British Directory, 1790's) His brother in law does not appear in the Burial Register

183.  Ledger, slightly below ground level, on edge of cutting around church

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH SMITH
WIFE OF
Mr. ABRAHAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT.
THE 20th 1818 AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. ABRAHAM SMITH
WHO DIED OCTBER 6th 1825
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO ANN SMITH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 6th ? 1846
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
Mr. ABRAHAM SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 9th 1852
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. ABRAHAM SMITH
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1853
AGED 81 YEARS

Abraham Smith, Senior, Superannuated Block Maker of H.M. Dockyard Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 17th April 1823
   Three front and two back houses in Chatham High Street near the poor house, occupied by himself and others, to son Abraham Smith, for life, he to keep in good repair and pay insurance.
   After son's death, to son's daughter Elizabeth Smith for life, same conditions; after her death, to her children, equally.
   If she dies with no children, then to children of daughter Elizabeth Ely, late of Chatham, now of Rochdale, Lancs., widow, and children of daughter Sarah Gooding, wife of William Gooding of Chatham, Cordwainer, equally.
   Ready money securities, household goods and residue of personal estate to daughter Ann Smith of Chatham, spinster, she is executor.
   Witnesses; J.S. Stephens, S.A. Stephens and Henry ? Stephens
   Proved 3rd November 1825 Value under £100

Abraham Smith, Block Maker, P.C.C. Will dated 1st March 1853
   Two freeholds on north side of Chatham High Street, occupied by John Miller and John Bridges, which he bought from ------- ? Harris; freehold cottage behind the above, occupied by ------ ? Fox; freehold house in Brougham Place, New Road, Chatham, occupied by Mrs Rowe, which he erected on ground purchased from George Robson, to daughter Elizabeth wife of Francis Smith White Sparkes (commonly called Francis White) for life; after her death to her husband for life; after his death, to their children, Abraham Smith, Jabez, John, Harriet and Elizabeth, equally at 21.
   Household goods to daughter Elizabeth Sparkes; also dividends from capital stock of £400 3 ¼ % Annuities in the Bank of England, and other stock dividends, for life. Feter her death to her husband, for life, after his death to their children at 21.
   Francis Smith White Sparkes and grandson Abraham Smith Sparkes (commonly called Abraham Smith White) are executors
   Witnesses; W. J. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and Walter Scot his Clerk
   Proved 26th August 1853 Power reserved to Abraham Smith White

The Smiths' brick-lined grave is right on the edge of the cutting, which was made when the church was rebuilt in the 1880's, the exposed bricks were probably rendered then. The Kite grave has been similarly exposed.

184.  Headstone, buried


JOHN AND JUDITH STRANGE, DIED 1734 AND 1741
THE INSCRIPTION IS TOTALLY BURIED!

-----------Ground Level----------
IN MEMORY OF
Mr.
JOHN STRANGE
AND JUDITH HIS WIFE
-------------Limit of Excavation-----------
[JOHN STRANGE buried 14th March 1734]
[JUDITH STRANGE buried 27th May 1741]

 

TURNER see CLARK

185.  Headstone, part of retaining wall of path around north side of church

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LUCY ELIZA
WIFE OF CHARLES JAMES VINALL
WHO DIED AT CAPE COAST CASTLE
26th AUGUST 185[7] ?
AGED 20 YEARS

 

186.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA WALKER
WHO DIED MAY [   ] [1852]
AGED 14 YEARS

Rebecca Walker was the daughter of a Superannuated Shipwright, (1851 Census) Her mother and two older sisters ran an Haberdasher business in John Street

WALL see LAMPERD

WEST see FOREMAN

187.  Headstone

IN MEMORY OF 
GEORGE WHITE JUNIOR 
OF THIS PAR: LATE LAY CLK
[OF ROCHESTER] CATHEDRAL 
[WHO DIED][    ] [ FEBRUARY]176O
AGED 2[  ] YEARS 
ELIZABETH WIFE
OF GEORGE WHITE
SEN: DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 30th OF MARCH
  1776 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE WHITE
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1782
AGED 74 YEARS

188.  Headstone, buried


WILLIAM WILKINS, DIED 1747
LIKE STRANGE AND BEEKE, THE INSCRIPTION IS BURIED

[IN MEMORY OF]
-------------Ground Level-----------
WILLIAM WILKINS
CARPENTER OF YE PRINCE OF ORANGE
WHO DIED THE 25th JANUARY 1747
AGED 58 YEARS

William Wilkins, Carpenter of H.M.S. "Colchester", Consistory Court of Rochester Will, on Naval Form, dated 31st July 1732
   H.M.S. "Colchester" "now riding at Chatham" Pay and wages to wife Elizabeth; in case of her death to three youngest daughters Susan, Mary, and Phillis Wilkins, equally. Wife and Robert Russell executors
   Witnesses: William Walter, Giles Baker and Thomas Jordan

This inscription is buried and is in very good condition below ground level.

189.  Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALCOTT WISEMAN
WHO DIED
[    ] OF APRIL 1844
AGED 16 YEARS

Large foot-stone

W. W.
1844

 

190.  Headstone

IN
IN MEMORY OF
MEMORY OF SARAH WOOD
ELIZABETH BRETT DIED APRIL 10th 1745
[DIED] JANUARY 19th ? 1767 AGED 44 ? YEARS
[AGED] [    ] YEARS ALSO EDWARD WOOD
EDWARD WOOD DIED DEC. 21st 1735
DIED [    ] 13th 1769 AGED [ ] MONTHS ?

Edward Wood, House Carpenter, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 4th June 1769, re-executed 28th June, daughter's name corrected from Sarah Wood to Mary and testator's name from John to Edward .
   Freehold and leasehold in Chatham or elsewhere, to daughter Mary, spinster, for ever; charged with two annuities for wife and son John, £50 and £20, respectively.
   If John survives mother, he gets additional annuity of £10. The leasehold where he lives to daughter Mary, foe life, charged with making up the above annuities.
   To wife such household goods she chooses to value of £50. To son John all his clothes. If daughter Mary dies unmarried or married with no children living, all real estate and such of leaseholds remaining, to son John, for ever, charged with annuity of £50 for wife. Residue and personal estate shared equally between wife and daughter.
   Witnesses; John Cazeneuve, John Townson and William Stubbs
   On the 28th June the witnesses sign again to endorse alterations, above.

191.  FOOT-STONES IN CUTTING AROUND NORTH SIDE OF CHURCH

W. B. J. S E. B. 1851. T. R. 1830 J. G. 1822 J. O. 1847
1787 1845 J. B. 1853 M. R. 1844 S. G. 1825

 

192.  FOOT STONE CLOSE TO BALDOCK

A. S. 1838
A. S. 1812

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Section D - Miscellaneous Locations

BEAVAN see PAYNE

193.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

IN MEMORY OF
ANN THE WIFE OF
Mr. AMBROSE BRYANT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 1st OF NOVEMBER 1777
AGED 52 YEARS
[ALSO] [THE] ABOVE NAMED Mr. AMBROSE BRYANT
[WHO] DIED THE 23rd OF SEPTEMBER 1805
AGED 82 YEARS
Miss ANN BRYANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED THE 29th OF APRIL 1808
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM FRANCIS SON OF
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 4th OF SEPTEMBER 1808
AGED 13 MONTHS
ALSO JACOBE GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1808
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 25th OF MARCH 1809
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO WILLIAM EGERTON BRYANT SON OF
THE ABOVE DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER [ ]

Jacob George Bryant, Surgeon and J.P. (Pigot's Directory 1824)

194.  Pedestals, east end of church, north of gate

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LYDIA
WIFE OF CAPTAIN
JAMES A. GORDON R.N., K.C.B.
BORN MAY 12th 1787
DIED JULY 28th 1835
ALSO OF CLEMENTINA JANE
THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER
DIED MARCH 24th 1833

 

195.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH HARGOOD
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & ELIZABETH HARGOOD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF SEPTEMBER [    ]
[    ]
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO MARY HARGOOD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS & ELIZABETH HARGOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th
DAY OF APRIL 1836

 

196.  Ledger set in paving, east of the tower

IN MEMORY OF
WALTER ARTHUR SON OF
WALTER AND SARAH HILLS
WHO [DIED] OCT[OBER] 1833
[AGED] 8 ? MONTHS
ALSO OF
SA[RAH] ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WALTER AND SARAH HILLS
WHO DIED 30th JUNE 1849
AGED 18 YEARS

Walter Hills, Solicitor and Secretary of the Medway Steam Company (Wright's Directory 1838)

197.  Ledger set in paving, south of apse

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE HULBERT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OCTOBER 1803 AGED [    ] [YEARS]

George Hulbert, Brewer, P.C.C. Will dated 22nd October 1803
   Funeral to be without ostentation, and inventory to be made of estate.
   As long as wife, Mary remains his widow, she shall possess estate for her use and his two daughters, Olivia Ann Buchanan and Martha Hulbert.
   If his wife remarries, or does not carry on business of the present house, then estate, except for part she and executor shall agree to keep for her own use, to be sold.
   His son George Redmond Hulbert, one of executors, shall be paid from proceeds, £1,000, this is the sum he had lent his father, for which he has not taken interest.
   Residue of money invested in 3% Consolidated Annuities of the Bank of England in name of executors. Dividends to be paid to wife for life and £50 p.a., remainder, to daughters, equally shared. If either die without children, their share to survivor; if both die then to two sons.
   At wife's death, the £50 to daughters equally, if they die without heirs, then to two sons.
   He is guardian of Charlotte Goodchild; he places her into care of executors, and they to carry out terms of her father's will.
   As a token of friendship and regard, he gives a ring to his "highly respected and much esteemed friend", John Simmons Esq., of Rochester. The ring to be chosen by his executors.
   Wife Mary, sons George Redmond and John Spice Hulbert are executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Bengo, Richard Thompson, Surgeon, Rochester and Samuel Hanway
   Proved 27th January 1804

HUTCHINGS see PAYNE

198.  Chest Tomb, red brick base, south west of tower


PAYNE, BEAVAN AND HUTCHINGS TOMB
ON THIS SIDE, (THE SOUTH), THERE IS A SLIGHT TRACE OF AN INSCRIPTION

Inscription on Side Eroded

SAMUEL [GRANDSON ?] OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND ANN PAYNE
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1834 AGED 12 YEARS
MARY ANN BEAVAN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE SAMUEL PAYNE
DIED THE 23rd OF JANUARY 1849 AGED 25 YEARS
WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ. FATHER OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND MARY ANN
DIED 20th SEPT. 1849 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM HUTCHINGS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF APRIL 1789 AGED 63 YEARS
WILLIAM HUTCHINGS
WHO DIED THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1789 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ANN PAYNE DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH HUTCHINGS
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1816 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THREE DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON
[LIKE]WISE SAMUEL PAYNE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF NOVEMBER 1817 AGED 72 YEARS

William Hutchings probably a Draper and Salesman (Bailey's Directory 1784)
May have been William Hutchings who witnessed Edward Effrey's will in 1776 ? (see South East Portion)

199.  Fragments, close to path near south wall of churchyard

IN MEMORY OF
[GEO]RGE RANDALL
[WHO] [DIED] [FEBRU]ARY 26th 1849
[    ]
[    ]
[    ] RANDALL
[    ]1849
[    ]

 

200.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

JOHN SIMSON
WHO DIED 11th SEPT. 1770
AGED [    ] YEARS
JOHN SIMSON
[    ] [    ] [DECEMBER] 1788
[    ]
[    ]
[CATHERINE]?
[    ] DAUGHTER OF [JOHN] ?
[AND] SUSANNAH SIMSON
WHO DIED [    ] APRIL 1789
AGED [    ]4 YEARS

 

201.  Headstone Lying on Ground Close to North West Norman Door


EDWARD SMITH, MALTSTER, DIED 1702
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO PATH AROUND WEST SIDE OF CHURCH

HERE LIETH [THE BODY OF]
EDWARD SMITH, MALTSTER
CONSTABLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 22nd ? 1702 AGED
[ ]9 YEARS LEAVING ISSUE
[3 SONS & 2] D[AUGHTERS] EDWARD,
JOHN & THOMAS, SARAH ? &
ELIZABETH

Edward Smith, Maltster, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 18th August 1702
   He is "weak in body"
   To son William, £40; to sons Edward, John and Thomas, and daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary, £400 each at 21 or day of marriage for daughters. Goods, chattels, etc. to wife Sarah, who is executor.
   Shaky signature
   Witnesses: John ----- ?, Richard Higgins and Daniel Eversfield

202.  Ledger set in paving, east of the tower

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
Mrs. MARGARET TOWERS WIFE
OF Mr. JOHN TOWERS WHO
DIED THE 8th OF AUGUST 1803
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN TOWERS
DIED 7th ? DECEMBER 1826
AGED 78 YEARS

John Towers, Superannuated Clerk H.M. Dockyard, Chatham (Master Attendant's Clerk, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham) (Universal British Directory 1790's)
P.C.C. Will dated 28th January 1826
   Ready money, arrears of pension, goods and personal estate to friend Edmund James Jeyes of Chatham, Victualler; Jeyes is executor.
   Witnesses: D.B.Lewis, Attorney, Rochester and E.W. Wickham, his Clerk
   Proved 8th February 1827

203.  Ledger set in paving, south side of tower

[HANNAH WARING]
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO Mr. GUSTAVUS WARING
WHO DIED DECEMBER [    ] [182]0
AGED 68 YEARS

204.  Portland stone tablet, c.40"x 30"x 6", face down, in N.E. Section

REBUILT
A.D.1819
REVD. J. LAW, D.D.
MINISTER
A.C. WINDEYER  }  CHURCH         
WM. ASHENDEN   }          WARDENS

Commemoration Tablet
(This remains face down)
The Medieval church was replaced by a new structure in 1788. The 1819 rebuilding referred to, may have been for a vestry? There was a brick, slate roofed building adjoining the north side of the church. In a photograph of the demolition of the 1788 church in the 1880's, this building is clearly visible. Dr. John Law was Archdeacon of Rochester and was Vicar of Chatham, 1784-1827, Archibald Charles Windeyer was a Baker; and William Ashenden, a Carpenter and Builder

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Maidstone Road Cemetery, Chatham, M.I.s & other information
The First Fifty Years(1869-1919)   with Index of names and sketch plan of cemetery

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Monumental Inscriptions of Maidstone Rd Cemetery, Chatham recorded by D.E. & B.J. Williams 2016

Introduction
The cemetery, which opened in 1869, was needed because the Chatham burial ground at Whiffen's Avenue was coming to the end of it's life.
   Initially of 12 acres, it was later expanded to the present 20 acres, a new 9 acres cemetery was opened in the 1920's nearby, at Palmerston Road. the wealthier and most prominent citizens were buried nearer to the chapels, especially Sections R and J. The poorest, (from the workhouse), at the rear, where there are gates to allow segregated access from the workhouse. there are large areas of grass but I doubt that there were ever many monuments in these areas. most of the graves are orientated east-west but most of the graves in sections S.T.U.V. X. are north-south, these are non conformist and are close to the non conformist chapel. section CC, appears to be roman catholic.
   The sections are the official sections. most boundaries are now obscured by the grassing over of paths, so I have combined groups of sections.

SECTION R

Image removed.
 HEARN on left, LONG in centre and JOHNSTONE on right

1.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

WEST SIDE
IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT JAMES
JOHNSTONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 22nd 1894
AGED 26 YEARS
"God's Finger touched him and
He Slept"

NORTH SIDE
ALSO OF
ROBERT JOHNSTONE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1903
AGED 74 YEARS
"Sorrow not even as others which have no Hope"
ALSO OF
ANNIE HELENA JOHNSTONE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 14th 1914
IN HER 83rd YEAR

1881 Census: Robert Johnstone, Senior, Draper of Railway Street

2.   HEADSTONE AND COPED STONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARIA SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR ROBERT LONG A.P.D.
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MAY 10th 1894
IN HER 49th YEAR
"He Giveth his Beloved Sleep"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS GATHERED HOME JUNE 19th 1898
AGED 74 YEARS
"Thou shalt come to thy Grave in a Full
Age like as a Shock of Corn cometh inin
His Season"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ROBERT LOWRY LONG
MAJOR ARMY PAY DEPARTMENT
BORN 16th JUNE 1836
FELL ASLEEP 27th APRIL 1921
"In Evening Time There Shall be Light"

COPED STONE
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MABEL ROSE LONG
BORN 16th JULY 1879
FELL ASLEEP 15th DECEMBER 1958
ALSO OF
SUSANNAH PHILLIPS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
WHO REJOINED HIM ON 18th DECEMBER 1904
AGED 77 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

1881 Census: William Phillips, Master Cabinet Maker of Regent's Place, employing 6 men and 6 boys

3.   TALL RED AND GREY MARBLE PEDESTAL WITH URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED JAMES HEARN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JUNE 8th 1898
AGED 69 YEARS
"Until the Day Break,
And the Clouds Flee away"
ALSO OF HARIETTE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1911 AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Grocer and Cheese Monger, 235 High Street. Hearn was also active in politics and was elected to Chatham Borough Council
Principal Probate Registry: Of Brixton, £1,796 9s 6d

4.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

THE LOVING DAUGHTER
OF
GEORGE & ELIZA GOODWIN
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
OCTOBER 8th 1897
AGED 19 YEARS
"Be ye Steadfast & unmoveable,
Always Abounding in the Work
Of the Lord"
ALSO ELIZABETH GOODWIN
DEAR MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEB 3rd 1926
IN HER 70th YEAR
"With Jesus"
ALSO GEORGE CHARLES GOODWIN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 6th 1929
AGED 75 YEARS
"Safe Home"
ALSO LEONARD GRIZZELL
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC 9th 1927
AGED 23 YEARS
"At Rest"

1890 Kelly's Directory: George Goodwin, Bricklayer, Ordnance Street
Principal Probate Registry: Builder, Ordnance Street,£488 12s 10d

5.   TALL MARBLE PEDESTAL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OF
JOHN MOFFAT MATHISON
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
16th JULY 1901
AGED 59 YEARS
"I Know that he shall Rise again"
"Christ's Conquering Shout shall Thrill,
The Skies.
The Archangel's Voice shall Peal,
God's Trump shall sound and thou,
Shall Rise,
Dear Saint; and Endless Triumph Feel"
ALSO OF
ANNIE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THE FAITH
2nd OCT 1909
AGED 70 YEARS
"Her Children Arise and call her Blessed"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Draper, Railway Street. Active in politics, elected to Chatham Council

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Councillor Moffat died at his home in Railway Street, Chatham. He had been unwell for 2 or 3 years prior to his death, the cause of death was internal haemorrhage. He had first come to Chatham, 32 years before and since that time had built a large and successful business as a clothier and draper. He was, apparently of a generous and open hearted disposition. A ardent Liberal in politics and a Director of the Chatham Reform Club. His involvement in public affairs began in 1892, when he was elected for St. John's Ward; he represented this ward up to his death.
He was also a member of the Board of Local Guardians. He leaves a widow, one daughter and four sons.

Principal Probate Registry: Effects, £11, 017 12s

6.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH YOUNG OF CHATHAM
BORN NEWPORT ISLE OF WIGHT NOVEMBER 9th 179[ ]
DIED JULY 27th 1872 IN HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
LIVING FOR EVER WITH THE LORD WHOM HE DEARLY ]
LOVED AND FAITHFULLY AND CHEERFULLY SERVED THROUGH AN
ACTIVE LONG AND CONSTRUCTIVE LIFE

ALSO OF CATHERINE WIDOW OF JOSEPH YOUNG
WHO WAS BORN IN STROOD MAY 4th 1805 AND ENTERED
INTO EVERLASTING REST DECEMBER 6th 1874
IN HOPE OF LIVING FOR EVER WITH THE LORD
ALSO CATHERINE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE YOUNG
BORN AT CHATHAM 12th JUNE 1831 AND DIED AFTER
MUCH ? SUFFERING AT MAIDENHEAD 14th APRIL 1903

1866 Post Office Directory: Grocer and Cheese Monger, 272 High Street.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £9,000

7.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
BENJAMIN JOHN BUCKHURST
WHO DIED AT LUTON NEAR CHATHAM
JUNE 16th 1874 AGED 50 YEARS

ALSO
IN MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THEODORE
FRANCIS GARRETT AND ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN JOHN AND
ANN ELIZABETH BUCKHURST
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1883
AGED 33 YEARS

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZABETH WIDOW OF
BENJAMIN JOHN BUCKHURST
WHO DIED JULY 24th 1904 AGED 76 YEARS
"They Rest from their Labours"
CATHERINE SOPHIA BUCKHURST DIED AUG 6th 1939 IN HER 88th YEAR

ALSO
WALTER
EDWARD
BENJAMIN JESSE
SELINA JANE
INFANT CHILDREN OF
B.J.& A.E. BUCKHURST
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND

1871 Census: Of Regent's Place, Grazier, 40 acres, employing 2 men.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £3,000

8.   PEDESTALS WITH GIGANTIC FIGURE OF A WOMAN, WITH A BASKET OF FLOWERS AND FLOWERS IN HER HAND. THIS SEEMS TO BE A PORTRAIT OF ANNIE BATCHELLOR, LOOKING RATHER INCONCRUOUS IN CLASSICAL COSTUME AS "FLORA" . THE SCULPTURE IS NOT GOOD, IT IS HEAVY (NOT JUST THE WEIGHT) AND LIFELESS. THE BATCHELLORS LIE UNDER THE COPED STONE.

Image removed.
BATCHELLOR family

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE
WIFE OF RICHARD BATCHELLOR OF DARLAND
DIED OCT 6th 1915 AGED 58 YEARS
"For as the Body without the Spirit is Dead,
So Faith without Works is Dead also" S. James 11v26
ALSO HENRY ARCHIBALD SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC 25th 1931 AGED 53 YEARS

ALSO OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD DAVID BATCHELLOR
BORN SEPT. 7th 1855
DIED JUNE 16th 1937

ALSO
JESSIE ETHEL
BELOVED WIFE OF RICHARD A. C. BATCHELLOR
DIED DECEMBER 14th 1941
AND
RICHARD A. C. BATCHELLOR
DIED SEPT 26th 1967

Richard Batchellor, Senior, 1890 Kelly's Directory, Artesian Well Borer, Mayor of Chatham 1906

SUMMARY OF LONG OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
The obituary writer describes Richard Batchellor, Senior as "...a poor boy who proved himself to be a genius". He became one of the best known artesian well experts in the country and a large landowner in the district.
   Born at Luton, in Chatham, the son of Henry, a well sinker. As a boy he worked on farms and paid the headmaster of Luton School, 2 pence per week to teach him in the evenings.
   In 1872, when he was 16, he was awarded the medal and certificate of the Royal Humane Society, for rescuing a boy from the bottom of an 100 foot well. At 18, he was sent by a London company to Portugal to install deep well pumps. Before he was 20 he owned his own water supply business and had a growing reputation in artesian well engineering. At the age of 19 he had, with his father bored a well for the London, Chatham and Dover at Chatham.
   In 1883 he bored a well for the same company in Gillingham into the Lower Greensand, although some geological opinion doubted that that strata existed there.
   He was contracted to supply water for the Metropolitan Water Board, Metropolitan Asylum Board, Middlesex County Council, Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, British Portland and other cement makers; also for the Daily Telegraph, News Chronicle, Teape Limited, London and other paper mills.; the Savoy Hotel and other hotels; the Lion, Courage, Fremlin, Budden and Biggs and other breweries. (When the buildings of Budden and Biggs were being demolished the transcriber saw the top of this well, from which water was flowing strongly.) He also worked for principal railways, towns, estates, manufacturers. Large waterworks and corporations.
   Two of his boreholes for Gravesend Corporation produced 14 million gallons per day. Batchellor specialised in completing schemes which had been abandoned by lesser engineers as too difficult !
   He married Miss Annie Glover, daughter of Reuben Glover, in Luton in 1877. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Annie Batchellor died in 1915 and Batchellor remarried to Miss Laura Simpson.
   He was appointed Justice of the Peace for the local Division in 1895; he was a member of the West Kent Committee under the Licensing Act, 1910.
   He was High Constable of Chatham, 1897 – 98, and was elected to Chatham's first Town Council and was Mayor of Chatham in 1906–07. He was one of the Rochester Bridge Wardens and Trustee of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and about 1917, presented the hospital with their first X-Ray apparatus.
   He grew hops at Luton and established brickmaking on a large scale, supplying 24 million bricks for the Royal Naval Hospital at Gillingham and 12 million for the Royal Navy Barracks at Chatham.
   He was a Methodists, in earlier years he was a Bible Christian and a Liberal in politics.
   Tributes were paid to Batchellor from the Justices of the local Petty Sessions, one said, "Mr Batchellor was respected by all for the conscientious manner in which he discharged his duties as a magistrate for so many years". A spokesman for the Clerks and staff of the Court, said, "Mr Batchellor had been known to his staff for a good many years and they had always found him kind and courteous to all with whom he came into contact" The Town Clerk, Mr E.B. Lee, speaking on behalf of the solicitors practising at the court, said, "Mr Batchellor was one who had given much of his life in the public good............ he had served the town faithfully and well" Supt. Hickmott said " the police of the Borough felt they had lost areal and true friend and a loyal and good magistrate".Probation Officer, W. J. Bray said, "Mr Batchellor had always been a good friend to the Probation Officers in the court, many times he had come to their aid"

Principal Probate Registry: £112,511 13s 8d

9.   COPED GRANITE STONE

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLIAM AUSTEN
OF CHATHAM
BORN JULY 13th 1814
DIED NOVEMBER 14th 1880

ALSO HIS WIFE
ESTHER
BORN MAY 17th 1813
DIED NOV. 14th 1896

AND
OF
CAROLINE
AUSTEN
HIS DAUGHTER
BORN MARCH 23rd 1850
DIED OCTOBER 27th 1881

ALSO
OF
EMILY ESTHER
HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER
DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1913
AGED 69 YEARS

1871 Census: Army and Navy Contractor.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £3,000

10.   TALL PEDESTAL TOPPED WITH FIGURE OF AN ANGEL

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY JASPER
DIED JULY 11th 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
"Sweet the Sleep she so much Needed,
Free from Suffering, Care and Pain,
Looking on her Face so Peaceful,
Could we wish her Back again"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY JASPER
DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1907
AGED 68 YEARS
"Lead us to Heaven that we may Share,
Fullness of Joy for Ever there,
Lead us to God our final Rest,
To be with Him, for Ever Blest"
ALSO
HENRY WILLIAM JASPER
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 16th 1915
AGED 55 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN BATHSHEBA JASPER
DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1883
AGED 73 YEARS
"For now He giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO
ELIZABETH THORPE
DIED MAY 24th 1898
AGED 88 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
HENRY & SUSANNAH JASPER
CLARA
DIED JULY 8th 1875
AGED 7 YEARS & 11 MONTHS
"Folded in the Saviour's Arms,
Safe from every Snare"
ALSO
FLORENCE MARY
DIED MARCH 29th 1879
AGED 1 YEAR
"Though lost to Sight, to Memory ever Dear"
ALSO
STANLEY CHARLES
DIED JULY 9th 1880
AGED 6 MONTHS
"For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO
ALBERT EDWARD
DIED DECEMBER 27th 1893
AGED 21 YEARS

Henry Jasper, Senior, 1890 Kelly's Directory, Fancy Bread and Biscuit Baker, 26, 123, 240 & 270 Chatham High Street

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
"Chatham has lost one of it's most energetic and enterprising businessmen by the death of Mr Henry Jasper".
   It seems that he died from complications following a fractured leg which occurred in the previous year.
   Jasper was what is now called a "workaholic", he rarely took holidays , so devoted was he to his business interests. He was an enterprising individual, utilising all modern appliances. He was a partner in two London bakeries, moving to London for five years in order to be more closely involved. In 1894 he returned to Strood, where he eventually died at his residence, Lynwood.
   He was quick to realise the potential of electricity and was principal shareholder in a business supplying electricity to Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. But in the light of numerous problems the business was abandoned . The Gillingham plant was taken over by that Corporation, Chatham and Rochester authorities declined to take over their portions and these were transferred to the Kent Electric Power Company.
   Jasper was not deeply involved in local politics but he was a member of the old Court Leet of Chatham and in 1880–82 was High Constable of Chatham. He was a Liberal.
   For some years he was a Deacon of both the Ebeneezer Church Chatham and the Vines Church in Rochester.
   He has 12 children, 7 of whom survived him, 5 daughters and 2 sons.

Principal Probate Registry: £97, 603 0s 4d. Henry Junior, £5,267 16s

11.   VOLUTED STONE, ERODED

[                        ]
HENRY ALEXANDER
NEWCOMB
OF CHATHAM
BORN 10th MAY 1812 DIED 10th DAY OF APRIL 1874
Illegible Verses
ALSO
ELIZABETH SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[                           ] DIED AUG. 19th 1877
Illegible Verse

1873 Post Office Directory: Frederick and Henry Newcomb, Outfitters, 101 High Street

12.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN PARSONS
BUILDER OF CHATHAM
DIED 1st JULY 1875
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH
HIS WIDOW
DIED 7th NOVEMBER 1880
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN HENRY
ONLY SON OF
JOHN WM & SARAH E. FRANCIS
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1881 (SUDDENLY)
AGED 10 YEARS

13.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY WELLSTEED
WHO DIED [                ] FAITH AND HOPE
[                             ] IN MORNING
[                                                   ]
[                         APRIL 1st ?1877
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE

14.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE WIFE OF JAMES BREEZE
BORN DECEMBER 1823 DIED JANUARY
"Gone Home"

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES BREEZE
WHO FELL ASLEEP [    ] DECEMBER 1899
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"

ALSO
MARY
BREEZE
ONLY SISTER OF
JAMES BREEZE
WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1907
AGED 83 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

James Breeze, Councillor on Chatham Council, 1873 Post Office Directory and 1881 Census, Landlord of the York Tavern and Railway Inn, Ordnance Place.

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
James Breeze died from heart disease. Born in Queenborough, where his father was a non conformist minister. He lived in London and Windsor before settling in Chatham. When a young man he was in charge of the canteen at Fort Pitt, Chatham and proprietor of the York Hotel, Chatham, where he remained for 30 years.
   He had been a member of the Local Board of Health and until a month before his death, was Councillor for St. John's Ward. He served for 24 years on the Medway Board of Guardians and 18 years was a member of the Chatham Local Guardians and was for 7 years prior to his death, a director of the local Water Works. He was a member of the old Court Leet of Chatham and in 1874 was High Constable of Chatham; he was a "staunch" Conservative. "To many the deceased gentleman probably appeared to be somewhat brusque in his manner, but those who knew him best can testify as to his kind and charitable disposition".
   Tribute from the Mayor, ".......Mr Breeze was nearly thirty years on the governing body of the borough, and up to within the last year of two no one paid greater attention to his duties than he did"
   The Chairman of the Medway Board, Mr Stigant, said, "........ he never knew a man of more generous disposition than Mr Breeze......"
   Mr Hill of the Medway Board, said, "........he had known Mr Breeze for 50 years or more and a more genial good natured man never lived".
   The Board Chairman said, "........never once had Mr Mr Breeze candidature for public office been rejected by the electors--- a unique record for the town where party feelings ran so high".

Principal Probate Registry: £7,912 9s 1d

15.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MULLINGER
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1871
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO ANN WIDOW OF WILLIAM HIGGINS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JANUARY [ ]

ALSO OF
REBECCA WIFE OF EDWARD MULLINGER
BORN 22nd DECEMBER 1803 DIED 1st JUNE 18[78]
"In Thy Presence is the Fullness of Joy"
ALSO EDWARD MULLINGER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
BORN DECEMBER 1799 DIED 17th OCTOBER 1886
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

ALSO
OF
ELIZABETH JANE
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD & REBECCA MULLINGER
BORN DEC 10th 1835 DIED NOV 1st 1912

ALSO
OF
SARAH BATE
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD & REBECCA MULLINGER
BORN 13th JAN 183[   ] DIED OCT 14th 1900

Edward Mullinger, Principal Probate Registry: £162

16.   VOLUTED STONE

[                                ]
GABRIEL FRENCH
WHO DIED THE [    ] DAY OF MAY 1873
AGED [5]6 YEARS
(Illegible Verses)
ALSO OF MARIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th? JUNE 18[73]
AGED 21 YEARS
(Illegible Verse)
ALSO OF
SARAH HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GABRIEL FRENCH
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1881
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN FRENCH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN BERMUDA
JANUARY 3rd 1884?
AGED 32 ? YEARS

1838 Wright's Directory, Pharmacist 293 High Street; 1873 Post Office Directory, as 1838
Principal Probate Registry: Under £1,500. Will passed to the P.P.R. In 1881.

17.   TALL PEDESTAL WITH URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM
THOMAS COOPER
WHO
ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 13th 1910
AGED 70 YEARS
"Sudden Death, Sudden Glory"
ALSO HIS WIFE
REBECCA ANN
WHO
ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 29th 1936
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OF
CHARLES HENRY
THE YOUNGER SON OF
WILLIAM THOMAS
AND
REBECCA ANN COOPER
DIED 17th FEB 1913
AGED 18 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

1890 Kelly's Directory, Butcher 227 High Street.

 

SECTIONS J, K AND N   THERE IS NO INDICATION ON THE GROUND OF THESE
                                                SECTIONS, SO THEY ARE TREATED AS ONE

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SECTION J, K & N FROM THE NORTH

 

18.   VOLUTED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KEATING CUNNINGHAM
LATE OF 35 ROBERT STREET, CHELSEA
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S BODYGUARD AT ST. JAMES
HE SERVED WITH THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
OF 1839 – 1843 ON BOARD H.M.S. TERROR
UNDER ADMIRAL SIR JAMES C. CROSS AND THE
LATE CAPTAIN R.M. CROZIER, R.N.
DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE BARNFIELD HOUSE
GILLINGHAM 28th NOVEMBER 1884
AGED 72 YEARS
DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS DEVOTED SORROWING WIDOW
AND REGRETTED BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 2nd 1890
AGED 71 YEARS
"For He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

19.   CRUCIFORM COPED STONE

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF SARAH PIPER
DEEPLY MOURNED
WHO DIED 18th FEBY. 1895 AGED 80 YEARS
"Gone but but Forgotten"

1861 Census: Millwright at Gillingham; 1881 Census: Retired Millwright also in Gillingham, born Chatham
Principal Probate Registry: £143

20.   CRUCIFORM COPED RED GRANITE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA CATHERINE WIFE OF HENRY THOMAS R.N.
BORN 4th SEPTEMBER 1824 DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1893
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY THOMAS
BORN 1[   ] APRIL 1820 DIED DIED 8th MARCH 1903
ALSO MARIA CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 8th OCTOBER 1858 DIED 26th DECEMBER 1860
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND

ALSO JACOB JAMES THOMAS CHIEF ENGINEER R.N.P.
SON
BORN AUGUST [ ] 1861 DIED AUGUST 3rd 1894
ALSO HENRY JOHN MASTER ARTIFICER ? R.N.
ELDER SON
BORN DECEMBER 29th 1853 DIED AT SEA MAY 26th 1907
ALSO SOPHIA ANN THOMAS DAUGHTER
BORN NOVEMBER? 1858 ? DIED FEBRUARY [ ] 1935

21.   HIGH COPED STONE

RALPH CARR
LATE CAPTAIN ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
DIED APRIL 26th 1873 AGED 78 YEARS
THIS TOMB IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS NEPHEW
W. S. CARR STANDISH

Principal Probate Registry: Under £800

22.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WILLIAM
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND
OF
LILIAN CHURCH
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 13th 1895
AGED 29
"Not our Will but Thine be Done"

Principal Probate Registry: £1,978 1s 6d

23.   SEMI CIRCULAR CRUCIFORM COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WALTER THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF HARRIETT WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP ON MARCH 7th 1908 IN HIS 61st YEAR
"Jesus Liver of my Soul"
ALSO THE ABOVE HARRIETT WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP ON FEBRUARY 18th 1923 AGED 75 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELLEN WELLS
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1911 AGED 57 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

1881 Census: Baker 42 Luton Road

24.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN GEORGE WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 26th 1889
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN GEORGE WELLS
WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1897 AGED 78 YEARS

ALSO EMMA ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN G. AND MARY A. WELLS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST NOVEMBER 27th 1921
AGED 72 YEARS

1881 Census and 1874 Post Office Directory, Baker 7 Fair Row, Chatham

25.   FOUR STEPPED LEDGERS AND HORIZONTAL CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES WITHECOMB OF CHATHAM AND STROOD
BORN 3rd DECEMBER 1805 DIED 1st JULY 1892
ALSO MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE CHARLES WITHECOMB
BORN 20th OCTOBER 1816 DIED 11th JANUARY 1897

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
ELLEN (NELLIE) YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF CHARLES AND MARY WITHECOMB
BORN AUGUST 20th 1857 FELL ASLEEP NEW YEAR'S MORN 1888
ALSO
ELIZABETH SARAH
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLES AND MARY WITHECOMB
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1847
ENTERED INTO REST APRIL 28th 1906

1874 Post Office Directory, at Strood, Leather Seller; 1881 Census and 1890 Kelly's Directory, 6 Fair Row, Chatham, Leather Seller and Currier. Agent for Whittington Life Insurance.

26.   SIMILAR TO 25 (GREY GRANITE)

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
GEORGE ROBBINS VINEY THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY VINEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 24th 1813 AGED 73 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY WIDOW OF GEORGE ROBBINS VINEY
DIED 1st APRIL 1928 AGED 86 YEARS

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Alderman Viney died from heart failure. He was born in Rochester and educated at the Mathematical School of that city. He was apprenticed to the late Councillor, John Cole, Pawnbroker and Silversmith in Rochester.
   Viney started his own business with George Stevens in 1865 and retired in 1895.
   He was said to be a man of a genial and generous disposition. "In every way he was fair and straight forward to everybody, and was one of the best type of citizen."
   He was elected to Chatham Town Council for St. John's Ward in 1891, elected an Alderman in 1902 and for a further 6 years in 1908 and was Mayor of Chatham in 1899. During his mayoralty the new Town Hall was opened by Lord Roseberry (January 1900). He was involved in the administration of the Poor Law and was a member of the Board of Guardians, 1893 – 98.
   Director of a Water Works Company from 1899 and held several other public offices.
A strong Conservative, he was Chairman of the Chatham Constitutional Club. A churchwarden of St. John's Church and also involved in many Friendly Societies, the Chatham Nursing Association, St. Bartholomew's Hospital and other charitable organizations.
Interested in sport, especially cricket.
He married the elder daughter of Charles Withecomb, (see no. 25).
The Mayor, William Paine, paid tribute and spoke of "his genial manner and kindness of heart".
From Alderman Whyman, "......they all knew that the kindness of Alderman and Mrs Viney was proverbial"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Pawnbroker, 213 Chatham High Street
Principal Probate Registry: £5,798 11s 10d

27.   VOLUTED STONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN BUSH
WHO DIED 5th OF JANUARY 1895
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1913
AGED 87 YEARS

1881 Census: Retired Builder, 98 Luton Road
Principal Probate Registry: £385 10s 10d

28.   COPED STONE

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF G. W. JARVIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 2nd 1889
AGED 53 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE SOPHIA JARVIS ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 7th 1906 AGED 48 YEARS

ALSO IN EVER LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE WILLIAM JARVIS
(BEST OF FATHERS)
ENTERED INTO REST DECEMBER 15th 1904
AGED 81 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
"I heard the voice of Jesus saying,
"Come unto me and Rest""

1890 Kelly's Directory, Baker of 31 Best Street ?

29.   CRUCIFORM COPED RED GRANITE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED THOMAS RANDALL
BORN MAY 1st 1844 DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1893

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
WIDOW OF ALFRED THOMAS RANDALL
AND THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLES & MARY WITHECOMB
DIED DECEMBER 21st 1902 AGED 53 YEARS

1881 Census: Auctioneer, 338 High Street
Principal Probate Registry: £128 14s 7d

30.   PEDESTALS AND TALL "CELTIC" CROSS

IN EVER DEAR MEMORY OF
HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH SPURRIER
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1899 AGED 56 YEARS
"Could Love have stayed thee thou hast never Fled"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SPURRIER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPT. 2nd 1906 AGED AGED 56
"Wherefore should we Weep,
Not our ? The Dear all His,
And God's Beloved Sleep,
In Heaven's Gate of Bliss."

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry Spurrier died of complications following surgery. He had lived in Chatham only for five years, taking over the "Sun Hotel", Chatham, in 1884. Before this he ran an hotel at Deal, ("The Black Horse"), prior to this he was in the slate business at Folkestone.
   His time at the "Sun" was so successful that he purchased the freehold recently, he had also run the "Mitre Hotel", also in Chatham.
   Six years before his death, he was elected to Chatham Council for St. Mary's Ward, he was a Conservative, but not dogmatically so. He was for some time on the Board of Guardians; he was a Director of the Rochester and Chatham Savings Bank and a Director of the Chatham Constitutional Club.
   Tribute from the Mayor of Chatham, ".....not only had the family been deprived of a good husband and excellent father, but the Borough had lost a good citizen, whose memory would be cherished by his colleagues on the council and by his brother tradesmen ("hear, hear")"

31.  TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND DRAPED URN, STONE POSTS AND "IRON" ROPE

Image removed.
FILLEY monument

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
CATHERINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HENRY FILLEY
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
MAY 29th 1898
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED HENRY FILLEY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPT. 21st 1909
AGED 66 YEARS
"And he was Not, for God Took him

SUMMARY OF CHATHAM OBSERVER OBITUARY
Filley died of heart failure at his home, "Belle View", New Road, Chatham.
   Born in Gillingham in August 1843, the son of a Fisherman who was prominent in the Rochester Oyster Fishery, the first man from the area to visit Falmouth and Dartmouth to buy "spats" to lay in the River Medway, spending £1,000 in one season. He was also salesman for the Oyster Fishery at Billingsgate Market.
    Alfred was apprenticed to the late Mr Andrews, Carpenter and Joiner, whose business was under St. Margaret's Banks, Rochester. When his time was served he was employed by John Foord for a year and assisted in building the Royal Marine Officers Quarters.
   He took over the "Amalgamation Inn" in Strood; after a time he left and started a furniture business, also in Strood. He also attained a valuer's and estate agent's license. In 1882 he moved to Layfield Row, Gillingham for his children's health. At this time he started a building business in Gundulph Road, Chatham. The first project of his new company was Admiralty Terrace at Wood Street, Brompton. He built a number of houses in New Road, Chatham, including Catherine Villa, where he lived for some years. He built houses at Mid Kent Terrace and 100 houses and the "Greyhound" public house, in Rochester Avenue, all in Rochester. When he died he still owned 42 of these houses.
   He was appointed agent for Meux's Brewery in 1891.
   A member of the Medway Board of Guardians since 1895 and he was Director of the Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester Water Company; in 1901 he was appointed Mayor's Bailiff of the Rochester Fishery and was a Freeman of the river.
   In 1866 he married Catherine Castle and had 3 sons and 4 daughters, who survive him, his wife died in 1898and he remarried in 1900 to Miss Coleman. He was a lover of sports, especially cricket and football.
   "...A man of considerable business ability, the late Mr Filley owed much of his success in life to his perseverance and grit"
   "Much of his spare time was spent in his garden among his roses of which he was very proud. He had a kindly disposition ...... displayed by his generous treatment of the aged fishermen and the poor widows of freemen of the river".
   ".....For several years past it has been his custom to entertain these old people in the Guildhall and to make them monetary presents........" (at Christmas time).

Principal Probate Registry: £30,884 14s 1d

32.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd NOVEMBER 1876
AGED 58 YEARS
THE DECEASED WAS FOR 25 YEARS ONE OF THE CORONERS FOR KENT

ALSO
ELIZABETH BECK HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] JULY 1886
AGED 7[9] YEARS

ALSO
ANNE HILLS
WHO DIED 9th MARCH 1870 ?
AGED [    ] YEARS

ALSO
MARY SARAH
HILLS DAUGHTER
AUG. 11th 1880?

1874 Post Office Directory: Solicitor, New Road, Clerk to Board of Health and Burial Board.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £20,000

33.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COL. A.A.R. WOLRIGE
LATE BARRACK MASTER R.M.L.I
WHO DIED 11th JULY 1881 IN HIS 95th YEAR
A TRIBUTE OF LOVE FROM HIS WIFE AND
CHILDREN
ALSO FLEMINA WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1888 IN HER 83rd YEAR
"The Storm of Life is Over" "She has Entered into Rest"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES 2nd SON OF LIEUT. COL. A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 1884 AGED 57 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN AUSTRALIA
ALSO ALFRED 8th SON OF THE ABOVE A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 28th JUNE 1893 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA 2nd DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 29th NOV. 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry: Lt. Col. Wolrige, of Gibraltar Terrace, £2,395 13s; Alfred Wolrige, of Whittaker's Terrace, Gentleman, £138.

34.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN HENRY JENNINGS
WHO DIED SEPT. 9th 1914
AGED 43 YEARS
"Grant Him, O Lord, Eternal Rest and may
Perpetual Light Shine upon Him"

1911 Census: Meat Contractor's Agent. (Unmarried)

35.   PINK GRANITE COPED

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA GOLD
THE LOVING WIFE OF OLIVER WHEATON
WHO WAS CALLED HOME IN HER SLEEP
JANUARY 20th 1916 IN HER 75th YEAR
"At Rest in Jesus"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OLIVER WHEATON
FEBRUARY 11th 1925 IN HIS 83rd YEAR
"Fear not for He has Redeemed Thee"

ALSO
OF
ANNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
R.C. GOLD
WHO FELL ASLEEP
NOV. 29th 1922
AGED 55 YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved"

ALSO
OF
RICHARD
CHARLES GOLD
WHO FELL ASLEEP
MARCH 6th 1928
AGED 63 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Oliver Wheaton, Grocer, 329 High Street; Principal Probate Registry: Of New Road, £4,132 16s 6d. 1911 Census: Richard Gold, Draughtsman, (Ship), H.M. Dockyard. Principal Probate Registry: Of Delce Road, £1,690 5s 7d.

36.   GRANITE PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN HOLAND
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM KING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
JANY. 1St 1911 IN HER 59th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SIMMONDS KING
LIEUT. 1st HERTS. REGT.
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED [Obscured by heavy fallen cross] 1917
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM KING J.P.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON OCTOBER 14th 1937
IN HIS 89th YEAR

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
One of the first members of Gillingham Council, retired builder, William King died at his house, "Deolali" , Maidstone Road, Chatham., after 2 weeks illness.
   For the Last 28 years he was a Director of the Chatham Reliance Building Society and, from about 1929, was Chairman. He was also Vice Chairman of the Chatham Water Works Company. Appointed a J. P. in 1914, the oldest magistrate in the country. One of the Rochester Bridge Wardens and on the Board of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester.
   He was a member of the Chatham Bowling Club and Chatham Masonic Club. In his younger days, he was a member of the Kent Artillery Volunteers and, in 1873 won first prize in the carbine shooting competition. Survived by a son, George and a daughter (surname illegible).

37.   SEMI CIRCULAR, CRUCIFORM STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT EVERITT
WHO DIED JUNE 29th 1909 IN HIS 64th YEAR
"He brought down my Strength in my Journey and Shortened my Days"

THIS STONE WAS
ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW
THE FAMILY GRAVE OF A.M. EVERITT
AND HER GRANDCHILDREN DAY

1881 Census: Engine Fitter of Best Town, Cage Lane

38.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
HENRY JOHN FILLEY
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
ARCHIBALD AND ALICE PEARSON
WHO DIED MAY 24th 1907
AGED 34 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARCHIBALD BROWN PEARSON
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 21st 1908
AGED 62 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE ALICE HANNAH
BELOVED WIFE OF
AGOSTINO PELLEGRINI
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1925
IN HER 74th YEAR
"God be with you until we Meet again"

SUMMARY OF INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ARCHIBALD PEARSON THE CHATHAM NEWS
The inquest was held at the Guildhall, Rochester. The Coroner was J.M. Stedman and the Jury Foreman, George Bennett.
   Pearson was a well known resident of Chatham and the owner of considerable property.
   His body was found in the River Medway off the Esplanade Pier, the previous Tuesday morning. Pearson had left home at 6.45 a.m., for walk before breakfast, apparently in a good mood.
   Alice Pearson, the widow, said that her husband was formerly a Licensed Victualler and owned houses. He was in good health but earlier in the year had been unwell with influenza.
   The Coroner asked Mrs Pearson if her husband suffered with depression, Mrs Pearson said he did a little during the influenza. The Coroner asked if there were any other troubles, Mrs Pearson said that they had lost a daughter in May, the previous year. Mr Pearson was, naturally affected by this. She had not found any note from her husband in the house. The Coroner asked if he had ever said he was tired of life, Mrs Pearson said never.
   In reply to the Foreman, Mrs Pearson said it was not unusual for her husband to go for early morning walks before breakfast.
   Richard Egan of Thomas Street, Rochester, found Pearson's body, face down on the mud and covered by the water, 5 or 6 feet from the pier, the tide was 1½ hours from full ebb. The Corner asked witness if the steps from the pier were slippery, Egan said that they were.
   Foreman of the Jury added that the steps and flats (pontoons), were slippery and it was easy to slip over.
   P.C. Lipscombe went to the pier with P.C. Blakeley and assisted in taking the body to the City Mortuary. In the pockets were some notes addressed to deceased, one from a tenant asking for more time to pay rent.
   Dr. A.T. Franklyn Brown , Police Surgeon, saw the body at 08.30. Deceased had entered water alive and death was due to drowning. Mrs Pearson identified the stick and hat found on the pier as her husband's, which he had when he left the house.
   The Coroner summed up and expressed his sympathy to Mrs Pearson.
   An Open Verdict was delivered, there being no evidence to show how deceased got into the river.
  The Foreman expressed sympathy to the family and said he had known the deceased for 20 years, he always found him to be a "very agreeable man".
   The Coroner had also known the deceased for many years and the death came as a great surprise to him.

1881 Census: Archibald Pearson, Retired Smith, (wife Alice) 35 New Road, Chatham.
Principal Probate Registry: Effects £4,377 11s 4d

OBITUARY OF AGOSTINO PELLEGRINI IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
"Mr A Pellegrini
Chatham has lost a familiar personality in the death, at the age of 77, of Mr Agostino Pellegrini, of 45 Gerard Avenue, Rochester.
   Of Italian birth, Mr Pellegrini had been a resident of the district for over 60 years and was naturalised in 1927. A modeller by profession, his work included the repair and renovation of the Crucifix and Stations of the Cross at St. Michael's, Chatham, to which church he was a generous benefactor.
   He was especially well – known as a member of the Chatham Bowling Club and the Chatham Constitutional Club and took part in the Davis Cup Competition.
   His wife predeceased him about ten years ago (sic) and he is survived by two sons.
   The funeral took place at Chatham Old Cemetery on Monday, preceded by a service at St. Michael's Church where the Rector (the Rev. Cannon T. Ryan) officiated. The Rev. Father D.W. Casey performed the last sad rite at the interment.
   The mourners were Messrs Ernest and Leonard Pellegrini (sons), Leo Pellegrini (nephew), Henry Cheetham and Robert Flood (brothers in law) and George Groves (nephew)."

39.   TALL PEDESTAL AND ANGEL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN SMITH
WHO DIED AT "INGLESIDE"
APRIL 8th 1899 AGED 49
"To be with God, which ids Far Better"
ALSO
TO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE
AUGUSTA
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1932
AGED 76
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
EDWIN SMITH
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1944 AGED 95
"Awaiting the Reunion"

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELSIE SMITH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
EDWIN SMITH
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1883
DIED NOVEMBER 16th 1946
AND OF
ELLEN MAY
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN SMITH
DIED APRIL 4th 1949
AGED 67 YEARS
"At Rest"

1881 Census: Grocer and Wine Merchant, High Street

40.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY FOSTER
BORN 9th FEBRUARY 1819
DIED 9th MAY 1885

IN MEMORY OF
JANE
THE WIFE OF
HENRY FOSTER
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1884
AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Book Seller, Stationer, Printer and owner of the Chatham News.
1881 Census: Of 31 Luton Road, employer of 8 men.

41.   ROCKS AND CROSS

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WM.
CHALMERS
DIED NOV. 17th 1918
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
"Rest in the Lord"

MAY AND HILDA
CHALMERS
AGED 24 YEARS
1901 AGED 21 YEARS
"They were Lovely and
Pleasant in Life and in Death
They were not Divided"

1882 Kelly's Directory: Ironmonger and Oilman, 294 High Street.

42.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA BOXALL
WHO PASSED FROM THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1903
AGED 50 YEARS
"Her Children Arise up and call her Blessed,
Her Husband also and he Praiseth Her"
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND
CHARLES EDWARD BOXALL
FOR MANY YEARS HEADMASTER OF
ST. JOHN'S BOYS' SCHOOL
WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 1923
IN HIS 70th YEAR
"Father into thy Hands"
"Snapped the Heart Strings, but Melodies still,
In Memories come, our sad Hearts to Fill,
Each Sunrise and each Sunset brings nearer the Time,
When we too, shall be hearing the Paradise Chime,
And know Sweet Reunion in Love Divine"
ALSO OF FRANK STUART BOXALL
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DIED IN HIS 72nd YEAR
27th JUNE 1956

43.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
ALFRED THORTON
BORN 15th NOVEMBER 1830
DIED 24th JANUARY 1896
"Tis Jesus calls me on,
To Perfect Faith and Love,
To Perfect Hope and Peace and Trust,
For Earth and Heaven Above"
ALSO OF CAROLINE THORTON
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 6th 1925
AGED 91 YEARS
"She Suffered Patiently and Long,
Her Hope was Bright her Faith was Strong,
The Peace of Jesus filled her Breast,
And in His Arms she Sank to Rest".
ALSO OF CLEMEMT THORNTON
WHO FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 14th 1850
AGED 74 YEARS

1881 Census: 2 Fowle's Place, Tailor, employing 2 boys

44.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK ALEXANDER BRIGGS
WHO PASSED AWAY AT BRIGHTON
NOV. 15th 1900
AGED 35 YEARS
"Rest in the Lord"
ALSO
MARGARET ROSE BRIGGS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT BRIGHTON
12th MARCH 1932
AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO
CYRIL FREDERICK
DIED JUNE 30th 1895
AGED 6 MONTHS
AND
ALBERT FREDERICK
DIED DEC. 15th 1896
AGED 7 DAYS
CHILDREN OF
FREDERICK & ROSE BRIGGS

ALSO
FREDERICK ALBERT
BRIGGS
WHO WAS
KILLED WHILE? AT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
JUNE ? 8Th 1930
AGED 33 YEARS

45.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN MULDER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 7th JUNE 1894
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JOHN MULDER
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th FEBRUARY 1927
IN HIS 84th YEAR

ALSO EMILY LOUISA MULDER
WHO PASSED AWAY 28th JUNE 1954
AGED 88 YEARS
THE MOST DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN MULDER

1891 Census: Licensed Victualler

46.   COPED STONE

ROSE ANNIE DAUGHTER
1st DECEMBER 1954 AGED 81 YEARS

ALSO EDITH CAROLINE JANE
DAUGHTER OF J.C. WILDISH
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1905 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO ADE MARIE
DAUGHTER OF J.C. WILDISH
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1907 AGED 27 YEARS

47.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FLORENCE ELLEN GRACE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPTEMBER 4th 1912
AGED 49 YEARS
"Where is Death's Sting, where Grave's Victory "

48.   DISPLACED PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE LAW THORP
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
1st MARCH 1908 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
[GEORGE LAW THORP]
[WHO FELL ASLEEP]
[ 1909]
[AGED 77 YEARS]

ALSO THEIR SON
FREDERICK WILLIAM
DIED 28th JUNE 1902 AGED 29
INTERRED AT ALLINGTON
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
CLARRISA MAY THORP
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1923
AGED 54 YEARS

ALSO OF THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER
ROSE HELEN MARY McCAUD
WHO DIED 3rd OCT. 1924
IN HER 26th YEAR

49.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARY GIFFORD
(WHEATLEY)
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1911
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EDWARD NICHOL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
JANE GIFFORD
WHO DIED MAY 5th 1942
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1963
AGED 89 YEARS

50.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD EWART
BILLINGHURST
DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1900 AGED 45 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"
ALSO OF
JOHN THOMAS BILLINGHURST
WHO DIED [ ] 1903 AGED 65 YEARS
AND OF EDITH ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th JAN. 1949 AGED 82 YEARS

1891 Census: Edward Ewart, Licensed Victualler, Hardstown. 1901 Census: John, Licensed Victualler, Licensed Victualler, Coleman Street.

51.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEVOTED MOTHER
ANN JANE BARNES
WHO DIED 1916 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF HER DEAR CHILDREN
THOMAS WILLIAM BARNES
DIED 1893 AGED 23 YEARS
ELIZABETH BARNES
DIED 1898 AGED 12 YEARS
HENRY JOHN BARNES
DIED 1898 AGED 26 YEARS
ANNIE JANE DOWLING
DIED 1907 AGED 28 YEARS
ROBERT JAMES BARNES
DIED 1919 AGED 43 YEARS

ALSO ERNEST ALBERT SON OF WILLIAM ERNEST BARNES DIED 8th JUNE 1939 AGED 21 YEARS

1891 Census: Thomas and Henry Labourer in Shipyard, 1911 Census: Robert, Coach Builder (Rail) at Ashford?

52.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCIS FURMIN
DIED 22nd JAN. 1905
AGED 66
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 3rd JULY 1919
AGED 77
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

53.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERIC VINCENT GODFREY BIRD
COLONEL COMMANDANT
CHATHAM DIVISION ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 29th DECEMBER 1899
AND OF ANNE NARCISSE BLISE HIS WIFE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 23rd JANUARY 1900
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

ALSO TO THEIR THIRD SON
LENNOX GODFREY BIRD D.S.O., O.B.E.
LATE COMMANDANT H.K.V.D.C.
WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1954
ALSO JEAN LENNOX BIRD
DAUGHTER OF LENNOX GODFREY BIRD

FUNERAL OF COL. BIRD AS REPORTED IN THE TIMES
"The remains of Colonel – Commandant Frederick Vincent Godfrey Bird of the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines, who died on Friday from paralysis, were interred with full military honours in Chatham Cemetery yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of people. The funeral cortège was headed by a firing party of Royal Marines, numbering 400 rank and file under the command of Colonel Chapman. The coffin was carried on a gun carriage, drawn by six horses, and was followed by the family mourners, the officers, warrant officers, and non commissioned officers of the division, together with many naval and military officers, including Admiral Sir Nathaniel Bowda-Smith, Commander in Chief at the Nore, Rear Admiral S.C. Holland, Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard, Major General G.H.T. Colwell, etc."

54.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ALBERT EVELYN HOUGHTON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO WAS KILLED BY A FALL FROM HIS HORSE
16th SEPTEMBER 1899 AGED 43 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

SUMMARY OF INQUEST IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
"One of the most popular officers of the district", was taking part in a Brigade Drill of the Royal Marines on the Great Lines. His horse became restive, probably alarmed by the sound of gunfire. Trying to pull the horse up, Houghton was thrown, striking his head and sustaining a serious injury. He was taken to the Melville Hospital and died that afternoon. Houghton was a bachelor, who lived with his sister at Royal Marines Terrace. He was the son of the late William Houghton, a Surgeon and was born on 25th June 1856.
He joined the Royal Marines in 1873 as a Lieutenant and was a Lieutenant Colonel by 1898, he had no war service.
   The Coroner at the inquest at the above hospital was Mr W.J. Harris, the Jury Foreman was Mr J. Brown. Mr R.A. Arnold represented the Admiralty and Col. Adair the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines.
   Dr. Thorne, a cousin by marriage, identified the body.
   Private George Rendell was groom to the deceased, he said the horse "took charge" and the deceased was trying to control it when he fell. The Coroner asked last witness, "what did the character of the horse ?"; Rendell replied, "it was very quiet in the stables....... it had the habit of putting it's head between it's legs".
Coroner, "Have you known it to shy before ?"; Rendell, "it shied a little but not very much". Col. Houghton had had the horse about 9 months and was aware of the horse's peculiarities.
   Juror Mr W. Savage asked about a rumour that this was the same horse that threw and killed Col. Heggate?
   The Coroner said that the horse had been bought from Col Heggate but was not the same horse.
   Col. Adair stated that the horse was in the habit of putting it's head between it's legs and was difficult to pull up. Mr W. Senter, Surgeon, gave evidence that the skull was fractured at it's base and deceased died at 1.40 p.m.; cause of death was the fracture and haemorrhage, deceased did not recover consciousness, so did not suffer.
   Verdict of the Jury, "Accidental Death".
   The Coroner remarked that this was the 4th officer of the garrison to died as the result of an accident in the last few months.

55.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST FREDERIC DAVID
CAPT. & BREVET LIEUT. COLONEL
R.M.L.I. & EGYPTIAN ARMY
BORN NOVEMBER 19th 1862
ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 30th 1898
"God shall wipe away all Tears from their Eyes,
[                                                                      ]
[                                                                      ]
"O Happy Saint for ever Blest,
At Jesus feet how Safe you Rest"

56.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HILDA
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR H.H. ROBERTS ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO PASSED AWAY 26th OCTOBER 1897
[                                                                       ]

RITA
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN & MRS H.H. ROBERTS
BORN AND DIED 16th JULY 1896
"Suffer Little Children to come unto Me"

57.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS, LARGE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN SOPHIA
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND HARRIET PLUMMER
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1887
IN HER 20th YEAR
"She Sleeps in Jesus"
ALSO
JAMES W. PLUMMER
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
SHIP'S STEWARD H.M.S. SNIPE? WHO DROWNED AT CHINA
BY THE CAPSIZING OF A BOAT IN A BLIZZARD
30th JANUARY 1903
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
FRED PLUMMER
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 18th 1905
IN HIS 24th YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES PLUMMER
DIED OCTOBER? 1908
AGED 69 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF
HARRIET PLUMMER
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1909
AGED 62 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
ALSO JOHN THOMAS
SON OF THE ABOVE
J. AND H. PLUMMER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1920
AGED 36 YEARS

ALSO OF THOMAS ALBERT WHO FELL ASLEEP 22nd NOVEMBER 1929 AGED ? YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGINA GILBERT DIED 1st JUNE 1955 AGED 83 YEARS

1881 Census: James Plummer, Beer House Keeper, "Halfway House", Enon Place.
1882 Kelly's Directory: Beer Retailer, 99 Brook

58.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN ISAIAH POPE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
NOVEMBER 24th
1910
IN HER 82nd YEAR
[ALSO JOHN ISAIAH POPE]
WHO DIED 1921]
[AGED 90 YEARS]

ALSO
ALICE AMELIA
POPE
WHO PASSED AWAY
APRIL 26th 1953
AGED 84 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"

ALSO
FLORA POPE
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
J.I. AND M. POPE
WHO DIED 31st MAY 1930
AGED 59 YEARS

1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory, John Isaiah Pope, Inspector of Weights and Measures

59.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BENNETT ROBSON
BORN 28th AUGUST 1837
ENTERED INTO REST 17th JULY 1898
ALSO
GEORGE JAMES ROBSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN 24th DEC 1870
FELL ASLEEP 8th JAN 1871
ALSO
ANNIE ELIZA ROBSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 17th JAN 1872
PASSED TO REST 11th APRIL 1885
ALSO ELIZA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE BENNETT ROBSON
BORN 13th MAY 1840
ENTERED INTO REST 10th MARCH 1924
ALSO
CLARA EMILY ROBSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 2nd JUNE 1874
ENTERED INTO REST 23rd FEBRUARY 1950
AND MARY ALICE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AT REST 15th MARCH 1958
AGED 91 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, Relieving Officer, No. 1 District, Medway Union, 22 Brougham Place

60.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY
OF
SELINA
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
JOHN CASS
OF STOCKTON ON TEES AND CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 14th NOVEMBER 1895
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN CASS
WHO DIED THE 28th APRIL 1869
AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
"Make them to be numbered with,
Thy Saints in Glory Everlasting"
ALSO ELIZA MARY COOPER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN CASS
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1944 AGED 88 YEARS

61.   TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMILY SUSANNAH
WIFE OF
MR THOMAS MASON
RHODE STREET, CHATHAM
WHO DIED
29th AUGUST 1882
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS MASON
WHO DIED
2nd DECEMBER 1891
IN HIS 59th YEAR
ALSO OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1910
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO NELLIE MASON
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1915
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS EDWARD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AND ELDEST SON OF E.S. AND T. MASON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1919
AGED 58 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory, Thomas Mason, Rhode Street, Wholesale Rag, Rope and Metal Merchant.
1881 Census, Frederick Mason, Telegraph Clerk

62.   WHITE PEDESTAL AND ANGEL, LARGE PLOT

"Till He Come"
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
LOUISA ELLEN SARAH
THE DEVOTED AND DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM DAWES DRIVER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 21st 1901
AGED 31 YEARS
HER LIFE WAS GOODNESS AND LOVE
"A few more Partings O'er,
A few more Toils , a few more Tears,
And we shall Weep no more"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DAWES DRIVER
WHO PASSED TO HIS REST FEBRUARY 10th 1927
AGED 63 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO
ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSHUA DRIVER
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1882 AGED 53 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE JOSHUA DRIVER
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1898 IN HIS 68th YEAR
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is Not to Die"

ALSO WILLIAM DRIVER
WHO DIED 6th JANUARY 1872 AGED 80 YEARS
"The Lord Gave and the Lord hath Taken Away"
ALSO AMY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1876 AGED 86 YEARS
"To Live that your Sleep of Death may be as Her's, Peaceful"

ALSO
JOSHUA J. DRIVER
WHO DIED 30th AUG 1966
AGED 66 YEARS
"Forever on our Thoughts"
AND
ANNIE ELIZABETH
DRIVER
WIFE OF
JOSHUA JOSEPH DRIVER
DIED 6. 1. 1982
AGED 80
"Rest in Peace"

1871 Census: William Driver, Superannuated Joiner, Union Street.
1873 Post Office Directory: Joshua Driver Baker and Corn Dealer Dealer, The Brook.
1881Census, William Jnr. and Joshua Jnr. Both Clerks
William D. Driver was Mayor of Chatham, 1903–04, later ordained, he was first Vicar of All Saints, Chatham, 1914

63.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AGNES CLARK
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1898
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERIC CLARK
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1929
IN HIS 71st YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO IRENE
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BELOVED WIFE OF
CAPT. H.C. COATES R.I.A.S.C.
WHO DIED AT JUBBULPORE
INDIA 19th NOVEMBER 1941
AGED 40 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"
ALSO
JANE ELIZABETH CLARK
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
FREDERIC CLARK
WHO DIED AT TONBRIDGE
13th JANUARY 1943
AGED 82 YEARS
"Deeply Mourned"
"Her Husband Praised Her,
Her Children Rise Up and call her Blessed"

ALSO DOROTHY CRANE ELDEST DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1957 AGED 67 YEARS

FREDERICK C.G. CLARK ELDEST SON DIED 12th DECEMBER 1957 AGED 55 YEARS

64.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT KNOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY THE 27th 1891
AGED 36 YEARS
"Oh how Patient in [                  ],
When no Hand could give him Ease,
God the Helper of the Helpless,
Saw thy Grief and Gave thee Peace"
ALSO
RICHARD WILLIAM
LEONARD KNOTT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP
JANUARY THE 23rd 1916
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO LAURA ANSELL
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
COUNCILLOR PERCY ANSELL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1925
AGED 66 YEARS
A GOOD AND WONDERFUL WOMAN
ALSO MARGARET LOUISE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD W.L. KNOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH [   ] 1947
AGED 81 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Robert Knott, United Services P.H., High Street
Percy Ansell was Mayor of Chatham in 1934

65.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

ALICE CATHERINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD J. REEKS
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES CORNWELL
WHO DIED FEB 9th 1899 AGED 25 YEARS
"From Sin and Power Free"

MINNIE NEWMAN
DAUGHTER OF C & E CORNWELL
PASSED OVER MARCH 7th 1933
AGED 65 YEARS
GEORGE EDWARD NEWMAN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] OCTOBER 22nd 193[9]
[AGED 68 YEARS]
[ALSO]
THE SAID
CHARLES CORNWELL
DIED AUGUST 23rd 1906
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN VIOLA NEWMAN
THE [                        ]
[                Eroded            ]

ELIZABETH ROSINA
WIFE OF CHARLES CORNWELL
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE SOUTHEY OF BRADFORD
[WHO] DIED JULY 7th 1897
AFTER INTENSE SUFFERING
"Thou Shalt [                                    ]"

66.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES RICHARD BESSENT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1908
IN HIS 63rd YEAR
"Till the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
ALSO ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 23rd 1912 AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO OF
ELLEN BESSENT
WHO DIED JULY 29th 1890
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO OF EDITH JANE BESSENT
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
C.R. AND E. BESSENT
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1936
AGED 57 YEARS

ALSO
IN MEMORY OF
JANE BESSENT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1874
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL THE 27th 1893
AGED 73 YEARS

1881Census: Charles Jnr. Timber Merchant of Hammond Place; Charles Bessent Snr. Timber Merchant, 86 The Brook, employing 7 men and 6 boys. 1890 Kelly's Directory: Charles and Son, Timber and Slate Merchants, High Street and Medway Street. Charles Jnr was a Chatham Councillor.

67.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1895
AGED 85 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO
JOHN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1914
AGED 82 YEARS
AND OF FRANCES LYDIA
WIFE OF JOHN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED AUGUST 18th 1932
AGED 89 YEARS

1881 and 1891 Census: Butcher, 5 High Street

68.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MASON
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd MARCH 1900
AGED 38 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO ADA MASON WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1941 AGED 84 YEARS
"Reunited"

ALSO STANLEY
HOPKINS MASON
2nd LIEUT 8th SUFFOLK'S
YOUNGER SON OF
WILLIAM AND ADA MASON
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 26th SEPT 1916
AGED 21 YEARS

1891 Census: William Mason, Leading Writer, H.M. Dockyard

69.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED CHARLES EDWARD
BRYANT
WHO DIED AUG 8th 1895
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUG 30th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"Christ is Risen"
ALSO OF WINIFRED ALICE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 5th 1888
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO LILIAN EMILY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1957
AGED 79 YEARS
"In God's Keeping"

1891 Census: Alfred Bryant, Timber Merchant's Clerk

70.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MATILDA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN CLOTHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th NOVEMBER 1888
AGED 65 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN CLOTHER
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCT 25th 1903
IN HIS 90th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 15th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest2
ALSO MARIA LOUISA CLOTHER
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1925
AGED 72 YEARS
R.I.P.

1861 Census: John Clother, Clerk, Pay Office, 1st Depot Battalion, Chatham

71.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EASTMAN WEST
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1885
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1888
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ESTHER ROGERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1885
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 14th 1891
AGED 26 YEARS
"Not Dead but Sleeping Peacefully,
Free from Earth's Weary Care,
Safe in a Land of Bliss Untold,
God's Light and Love to Share"

1881Census: Butcher, Slicket's Hill

72.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY PLAYLE
AT REST 8th DEC 1906
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HER DAUGHTERS
EMILY ANNIE
AT REST 12th APRIL 1887
AGED 21 YEARS
AND
SARAH ELIZABETH
AT REST 27th JAN 1944
AGED 87 YEARS

1881Census: Mary Playle, wife of Thomas, a Wheelwright, Skinner Street

73.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES ALFRED HOLLOWAY
WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1890
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th JUNE 1899
AGED 46 YEARS
"She Sleeps within a Bed of Dust,
A Loving Mother True and Just,
Beloved She Lived in Peace She Died,
Her Life was Craved but God Denied"

1881Census: Fish Dealer, 184 High Street, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Fishmonger, 303 High Street

74.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN WILLIAM WOOD
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF DECEMBER 1898
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th DAY OF DECEMBER 1900
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE CHARLOTTE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 15th JANUARY 1963
AGED 102 YEARS
ALSO DEARLY LOVED SON
REGINALD BLAKE DARRACOTT
DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1974
AGED 82 YEARS

1881Census: Manager, Boot Trade, Hammond Place, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Boot and Shoe Warehouse, 192 High St.

75.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MR WILLIAM FIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th JANUARY 1873
AGED 42 YEARS
LIVED MUCH RESPECTED AND IN DEATH DEEPLY LAMENTED
ALSO OF
CAROLINE ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 12th JULY 1905
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALICE NUTT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1951
AGED 84 YEARS
AND HER HUSBAND
HARRY WILLIAM NUTT
WHO DIED [ ] APRIL 1951
AGED 86 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

1866 Post Office Directory and 1871 Census, Licensed Victualler, "The Royal Albion, Rochester High Street

76.   FALLEN PEDESTALS

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GEERE
DIED 10th NOV 1850
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE
DIED 1st AUG 1824
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MATTHEW THEIR SON
DIED 4th APRIL 1867
AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
MATTHEW GEERE
DIED 9th FEB 1881 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO BETSEY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 12th APRIL 1893
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO HIS SISTER
MARY GEERE
DIED 12th SEPT 1897
IN HER 95th YEAR

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH JARVIS
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1882
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM JARVIS
HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1883
AGED 73 YEARS

The first three inscriptions are cenotaphic, these are probably buried at the old burial ground in Whiffen's Ave.
1861Census: Matthew Geere, Stone Mason and Victualler, "Lord Duncan", New Road; 1881Census, William Jarvis, Retired Mason, 12 Brook.

77.   CURBS

MARY ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM JAMES PARHAM WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 28th 1916 AGED 79 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO OF WILLIAM PARHAM WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 13th 1917 AGED 87 YEARS

ALSO JABEZ STAFFORD BLACKMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 7th OCTOBER 1959
AGED 67 YEARS

ALSO SARAH FRANCES BLACKMAN
PASSED AWAY 7th DEC 1964
AGED 85 YEARS

1881Census: William Parham, 30 The Mount, Painter's Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

78.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN ELIZABETH HOW
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1909
AGED 64 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

79.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN EDWIN LITTLEWOOD
1827 – 1890
ALSO HIS WIFE
MARY ANN HANNAH
1834 – 1898
ALSO HORATIO W. THEIR SON
1870 – 1872
AND NELLIE I. CAUL GRAND DAUGHTER
1886 – 1887
ERECTED BY
FLORENCE ANNE LITTLEWOOD
BORN 1873 DIED 1954

1881 Census: Linen Draper 63 High Street; Principal Probate Registry, £444 19s 5d, died 23rd March 1890

80.   CRUCIFORM COPED

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES HUGHES INGRAM
LATE STATION MASTER AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1880
AGED 58 YEARS
R.I.P.

ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE LONDON,
CHATHAM AND DOVER RAILWAY AND OTHER FRIENDS
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE HIS WIFE WHO DIED
JULY 23rd 1885 AGED 51
R.I.P.

81.   WHITE LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES THOMAS WOOD
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1881
AGED 35 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO ARTHUR
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1882
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE J. T. WOOD
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1937
AGED 86 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done"
AND
ELIZABETH SARAH MARY
THEIR DAUGHTER
REUNITED 27th OCTOBER 1959
AGED 85 YEARS

1881 Census: Coal Merchant of Dale Street

82.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS SPELLS
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1877
AGED 51 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord"
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM SPELLS
WHO DIED 16th DECEMBER 1890
AGED 42 YEARS
"God Giveth and he Taketh, Blessed be his Name"
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS SPELLS
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1892
IN HER 66th YEAR
"Rest, for thy Labour is Done"
ALSO
CLARA MARIA
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES & MARY ANN SPELLS
WHO DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1895
AGED 14 YEARS
"Dear Child, Farewell till Time brings Round,
Those Blessed Ages yet in Store,
When we if hap'ly Worthy Found,
Shall see thee Face to Face once More"

1871 Census: Thomas Spells, Snr., Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Skinner Street; 1881 Census, Thomas Jnr., Blacksmith of Frederick Street

83.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT GODSIFF
WHO DIED 4th MAY 1877
AGED 34 YEARS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"
ALSO THE ABOVE ROBERT GODSIFF
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1928
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO OF
SERGT. ROBERT JAMES (BERT) GODSIFF
R.E.K.M.R.
ELDEST SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
WHO DIED IN EGYPT 9th MARCH 1917
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO ETHEL MORRIS GODSIFF
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
WHO DIED 1st FEB 1930
AGED 60 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, Robert Godsiff, Marine Store Dealer, Fullalove Alley; 1911 Census, Robert Jnr., Schoolmaster

84.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

TO THE EVER DEAR MEMORY OF
MAURICE J.G. CAY, LIEUT R.N.
SON OF CAPT. CAY R.N. (RETIRED)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST DEC 28th 1902 AGED 27
"As the Bridegroom Rejoiceth over the Bride,
So shall thy God Rejoice over thee" Isa.LX 116
"The Lord watch between me and thee,
While we are Absent one from another"

85.   CURBS

FRANCES MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF FRANCIS HALL BOWHAY WHO DIED DEC 23rd 1912 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO ELSIE MAUD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCT 1912 AGED 9 YEARS "He Giveth His Beloved Sleep" (One Line)

ALSO ELSIE HANNAH WHO DIED 10th NOV 1918 AGED 6 MONTHS
FRANCIS HALL BOWHAY WHO PASSED AWAY 16th ? 1951 AGED 76 YEARS

86.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

TABLET
J.F. RULE
E.R.A. 3rd R.N. M3725
H.M.S. "ARROGANT"
1st JULY 1915 AGED 31

87.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EASTMAN WEST WHO DIED DEC 6th 1910 AGED 68 YEARS

AND WILLIAM ALBERT HALLEWELL WHO DIED FEB 9th 1918 AGED 1 YEAR AND 8 MONTHS

1901 Census: Eastman West, Butcher, Eldon Court

87A.   GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE GOODCHILD
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1903
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1895
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 1st 1938
AGED 94 YEARS

1881Census: Oakwood Hospital, Maidstone, Dockyard Labourer, "Lunatic" ?

END OF J, K AND N

 

SECTION Q

88.   TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND URN

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMPSON BURFORD
WHO DIED 17th DEC 1891
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMPSON BURFORD JUNR.
WHO DIED 9th JULY 1897
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMPSON BURFORD
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1898
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMPSON BURFORD JUNR.
WHO DIED 24th SEPTEMBER 1921
AGED 77 YEARS

REAR
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY WILLIAMS
WHO DIED OCT 21st 1912
AGED 37 YEARS

1873 Post Office Directory: Sampson Burford, Landlord of Gibralter Inn and Horse Dealer
1882 Kelly's Directory: Sampson, Snr, Gibralter Inn; Sampson, Jnr, Horse Dealer and Barge Owner, Hammond Hill

89.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES JOHN BAKER
WHO DIED 10th JAN 1891
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE BAKER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st FEB 1905
IN HER 75th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO GRACE
THE DEARLY LOVED SECOND DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 17th 1909
AGED 19 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
ALSO BARBARA JOYCE WHITMORE
WHO DIED FEB 22nd 1917
AGED 10 MONTHS
"He Shall Gather the Lambs with his Arms"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE GODSIFF
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JAMES AND CHARLOTTE BAKER
AT REST 19th JULY 19[   ]
AGED 100 YEARS

1881Census: James Baker, Tailor, Henry Street

90.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM GEORGE TUFFNELL
WHO DIED 2nd DAY OF JULY 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
"And Behold, I Come Quickly and my Reward is,
With me, to give every man according as,
His Work shall be"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CLARK TUFFNELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1907
AGED 74 YEARS
"In Death, O Lord, Abide with Me"
ALSO
ELIZABETH TUFFNELL
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 16th DAY OF OCTOBER 1934
AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, James Tuffnell, Landlord of the "Fountain Inn"

91.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MINNA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
DAVID GLOVER
WHO DIED 9th JANUARY 1888
AGED 27 YEARS
"Her Sun is Gone Down, while it is yet Day"
ALSO
JESSE GLOVER
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO EMILY MARTHA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1866
AGED 46 YEARS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
ALSO DAVID GLOVER
WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1932
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO AGNES MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED JESSE GLOVER
WHO DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1943
AGED 90 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Jesse Glover, Boot Maker and Newsagent, Ordnance St., 1892 Kelly's Directory: Newsagent and Post Office, Ordnance St.

92.   RED GRANITE COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RENWELL ARTHUR RANDALL EWART
DIED 30th SEPT 1915 AGED 20 MONTHS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF W.E.R. RANDALL DIED 4th AUGUST 1925 AGED 71 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST SMITH RANDALL
BORN 10th OCT 1885 AT REST 26th SEPT 1967
AND
HIS BELOVED WIFE
KATHLEEN MARY RANDALL
BORN 17th AUGUST 1901 DIED 23rd APRIL 1989
ALSO OF ALICE ANN WIDOW OF W.E.R. RANDALL DIED 10th MAY 1945

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY OF W.E.R. RANDALL FROM THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Four times Mayor of Chatham, from 1907, and founder of the firm of auctioneers, architects and surveyors in Chatham. (In the 1882 and 1890 Kelly's Directory, Randall was also a Pawnbroker). He was associated with the Town Council from 1905 to 1918; he was twice elected for St. John's Ward and in 1910 was elected Alderman, retiring in 1918. During his time as Mayor he raised £500 for the Mayor's Cot Fund, to send sick children to hospital. He served for a time as a Guardian of the Poor.
   He suffered a severe stroke in 1913 from which he recovered but the effects forced him to retire from business and public office. He leaves two sons, W.E.R and E. Smith Randall to carry on the business and two daughters, Mrs Ewart, wife of Captain Ewart and Mrs Ollis, wife of Captain Ollis.

93.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE H. BISSELL
WHO DIED JAN 17th 1909
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ERNEST EDWIN
SON OF THE ABOVE G.H. BISSELL
WHO DIED IN FRANCE JULY 16th 1918
AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO
JOHN A. BISSELL
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1889
AGED 73 YEARS

ALSO
SARAH BISSELL
WHO FELL ASLEEP
APRIL 23rd 1940
AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO ADA BELLE BISSELL DIED 17th JULY 1976 AGED 89 YEARS

1881Census: John Bissell ?, General Dealer in Erith, (Born Chatham); 1901 Census: George Bissell Licensed Victualler in Rochester.

94.   CURBS

ADOLF GEORGE WERNER DIED AUG 20th 1983 AGED 39

CHARLOTTE SARAH WERNER DIED OCT 9th 1950 AGED 83

1891 Census: Adolf Werner, born in Germany, Living on Own Means, visitor at Jeyes House, Jeyes Street.

95.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
HENRY THOMAS WARREN
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1895
AGED 53 YEARS
"At Rest"
MARTHA WARREN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1897
AGED 55 YEARS

ALSO
HARRY
EDWARD WARREN
WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1897
AGED 29 YEARS
"In Life Beloved,
In Death Lamented"

ALSO
ERNEST
DOWNING WARREN
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., LONDON
WHO DIED 27th AUGUST 1904
AGED 32 YEARS

1891 Census: Harry Warren?, Master Smith, The Paddock.

96.   GREY GRANITE CRUCIFORM COPED

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF HARRY COCKELL
DIED 5th JUNE 1912 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE HARRY COCKELL
DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1914 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO OF
CHARLES SON OF HARRY COCKELL
DIED 1st MAY 1939 AGED 70 YEARS
AND MARIA ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DIED 12th AUGUST 1948 AGED 79 YEARS

1901Census: Harry Cockell, Ship Draughtsman of Jeyes Street; Charles Cockell, Shipwright. Principal Probate Registry: Henry Cockell, £2,067 5s 6d

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY OF CHARLES COCKELL FROM CHATHAM NEWS
Died at his home in City Way, Rochester, had been ill since Christmas. Educated at Mr Bush's Commercial School, Gillingham and the Mathematical School, Rochester. He served 40 years at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, where, by the time of his retirement he was a Recorder of Works. He was connected with St. Paul's Church, Chatham all his life and was Manager of St. Paul's Day Schools for 25 years.

97.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE COCKELL
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
ON AUGUST 13th 1902
AGED 61 YEARS
"Dearly Beloved and Deeply Lamented"
ALSO MARIA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1905
AGED 55 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ROSE THE DEARLY LOVED
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 14th 1921
AGED 45 YEARS

1901Census: George Cockell, Draughtsman at Chatham Dockyard; Principal Probate Registry, £634 9s 11d

END OF SECTION QQ

98.   TALL GREY GRANITE OBELISK WITH ANCHOR AND LAUREL WREATH MOTIF

Image removed.
GEE

JONATHAM GEE
LATE OF H.M.S. "FAWN"
HE DIED
AT MELVILLE NAVAL HOSPITAL
CHATHAM
ON JANUARY THE 10th 1873
IN HIS 45th YEAR

ALSO
MARY
WIDOW OF
JONATHAN GEE R.N.
SHE DIED AT SHEERNESS
APRIL 2nd 1875
AGED 27 YEARS

99.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELIZA COOPER
DIED 21st JANUARY 1881
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS COOPER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th JULY 1902
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES THOMAS COOPER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1885
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN COOPER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1916
AGED 57 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO HANNAH SUSAN LAKE
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO JAMES JOHN SAMUEL LAKE
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1936
AGED 77 YEARS

1881Census: James Cooper, Shipwright, Alfred Street.

100.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
ROBERT WHITAKER
WHO DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1893
AGED 51 YEARS
"A Loving Husband, a Father Dear,
A Faithful Friend lies Buried here"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 190[6]
AGED 58 YEARS
"Her Sufferings were Great,
Her End was Peace"
ALSO L/CP WILLIAM GEORGE
WHITAKER M.M.
R.W. KENTS
MISSING AT CAMBRAI, FRANCE
NOV 30th 1917 AGED 21 YEARS
"Greater Love hath no Man than This"
ALSO MAUD ELIZABETH HALES
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY NOV 16th 1930
AGED 38 YEARS
"A Loving Mother and Wife"
"Reunited"
ALSO AMY ANN WHITAKER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1943
AGED 71 YEARS

101.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA BRIGDEN
WHO DIED NOV 20th 1907
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV 15th 1909
AGED 81 YEARS
"Here the Weary be at Rest"
ALSO
ALICE HARRIET
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 1st 1941
AGED 74 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1891Census: Thomas Brigden, Retired Shipwright, Jeye's Street.

102.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WALTER HIGGINS WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1901 IN HIS 25th YEAR (One Line)

103.  HEADSTONE, CURBS AND TABLET

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS MASTERS
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1918
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1940
AGED 77 YEARS
"In God's Keeping"

TABLET
ALSO
GRACE WINSO MASTERS
THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER
BORN 18th JULY 1891
DIED 11th DEC 1960

1901 Census: At Gillingham, Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer

104.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR BUTTERIES CURTIS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 26th 1918
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO SARAH AGNES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 21st 1832
AGED 65 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I will not Want"

1911 Census: Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard

105.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM MEWBURN
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 14th 1918
AGED 50 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO OF
MARY ANN MEWBURN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 4th 1949
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: Shipwright

106.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORA MARIA
WIFE OF DANIEL C. GODSIFF
DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1918
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO DANIEL J. GODSIFF
ONLY CHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1935
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 25th 1951
AGED 60 YEARS
"Reunited"

107.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WILLIAM BRIGGS WHO DIED OCTOBER 11th 1918 AGED 78 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO LUCY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1920 IN HER 80th YEAR (One Line)

ALSO ELLEN C. WINNELL SISTER OF LUCY A,. BRIGGS WHO DIED FEBRUARY 12th 1920 IN HER 70th YEAR (One Line)

1911 Census: Caretaker, 213 High Street

108.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HILDA THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN I. LONG WHO ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 25th 1917 AGED 38 YEARS (One Line)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN IGGULDEN
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
KATE LONG
WHO WAS CALLED INTO THE HIGHER LIFE
MAY 29th 1950 AGED 74 YEARS

109.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

[                   ]
THOMAS
GEORGE BROAD
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JANUARY 3rd 1918 IN HIS 81st YEAR
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"
ALSO ANN BROAD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 26th 1927
IN HER 80th YEAR
"At Rest"

110.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1883
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF ROSE HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 20th 1912 AGED 84 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS HALL SON
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1908
AGED 48 YEARS
INTERRED AT LEWISHAM CEMETERY
ALSO LOUISA HALL DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV 8th 1910 AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED AT LOWTHER CHURCHYARD
"At Rest"

ALSO
LOUIS ROBERT KILLICK
SON-IN-LAW
DIED 23rd MAY 1942
ALSO EMMA KILLICK
DIED DEC 15th 1954

1882 Kelly's Directory: Thomas Hall, Tobacconist?, 387 High Street,

111.   FALLEN, BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN DANIEL WILLAMOTT MOORE
WHO PASSED AWAY 7th MARCH 1911
AGED 50 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace, with Loved Ones Far Away,
We are Safe in Jesus Keeping and They"
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO HARRIET HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 4th NOV 1954 ?
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart,
For they shall see God"

1901 Census: John Moore, Printer's Manager at Strood

112.   RED GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS HENRY BAMBER
DIED AUG 25th 1915 AGED 52
"Thy Will be Done"

113.   

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY JANE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
HENRY JAMES PATMORE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 1st DECEMBER 1914
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY JAMES PATMORE
WHO PASSED AWAY 1st FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO EMILY SELINA PATMORE
BORN 9th AUGUST 1879
DIED 26th DECEMBER 1953
AGED 74 YEARS

114.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

IN FOND MEMORY OF
HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE WARE
WHO DIED AUGUST 29th 1919
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO
ALBERT EDWARD WARE
GUNNER R.G.A.
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
SEPTEMBER 21st 1918
IN HIS 21st YEAR
ALSO
JOHN FREDERICK WARE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT NASSAU, WEST INDIES
MAY 23rd 1925 IN HIS 26th YEAR

TABLET
ALSO ALICE
WIDOW OF HENRY WARE
WHO DIED
JULY 13th 1938
IN HER 68th YEAR

1911 Census: Henry Ware, Greengrocer

115.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
HARRIETT
SECOND WIFE OF
CHARLES HENRY GEERE
DIED 16th OCTOBER 1900
AGED 56 YEARS

116.   PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA JANE
BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM EDWIN McGEORGE
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1916
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM EDWIN McGEORGE
WHO DIED 29th ? 1920 ? AGED 55 YEARS

ALSO IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THEIR DAUGHTER
EMMA BERTHA
BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY KEHRER
DEPARTED 7th DECEMBER 1941
AGED 48 YEARS
SADLY MISSED BY HER SORROWING HUSBAND
DAUGHTER, SISTERS AND BROTHERS
"Memories Sweetly Linger,
As Time Goes on it's Way"

117.   FALLEN PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE E. READMAN
WIDOW OF JOHN READMAN
OF WHITBY
DIED AUGUST 15th? 1916 AGED 79 YEARS
"Resting"
ALSO
AMELIA (MILLIE) THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS ROBERTS AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY DECEMBER 10th 1932
"Sweetest Memories"
ALSO THOMAS ROBERTS
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 28th 1951 AGED 85
"At Rest"

118.   CURBS (One Side Fallen)

ALSO OF MY DEAR WIFE ELIZA PANKHURST WHO DIED JANUARY 30th 1916 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO DAVID HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1939 AGED 78 YEARS

1911 Census: David Pankhurst, Fireman in H.M. Chatham Dockyard

119.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
HERBERT STANLEY PAGE
(SERGT. R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION ON H.M.S. "EREBUS"
OCT 28th 1917
AGED 32 YEARS
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is Not to Die"

120.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY FLOOD
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE
5th DAY OF JUNE 1900
AGED 26 YEARS
"God be with You till we Meet Again"

121.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS WITH TABLET

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROBERT CURTIS
LATE INSPECTOR OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE
DIED JUNE 6th 1899
AGED 50 YEARS
"Into Thy Hands I Commit my Spirit"
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 7th 1943
AGED 95 YEARS
"Resting in the Lord"
ALSO HORACE SON OF THE ABOVE
LOVING HUSBAND OF MAY
DIED AUGUST 18th 1964
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO NORMAN SON OF THE ABOVE
AND HUSBAND OF EILEEN
GAVE HIS LIFE AT SEA 24th MARCH 1941
AGED 24 YEARS
"Ever Remembered"

TABLET
IN
PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
FLT. SGT. PILOT
NOEL STUART CURTIS
R.A.F.
HUSBAND OF
JOYCE CURTIS
WHO TOOK HIS LAST FLIGHT
ON THE 23rd NOV 1943
HIS 24th BIRTHDAY
"Ever to be Remembered"

122.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS, CROSS AND C.W.G.C. STONE

IN CHERISHED AND EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ALBERT EDWARD
THIRD SON OF
HENRY CHARLES AND ELIZABETH HINGE
WHO DIED OCT 16th 1918 OF WOUNDS
IN ACTION AT ST. QUENTIN AGED 21 YEARS
"Eternal Rest give him O Lord,
May the Perpetual Light of thy Glory Shine upon Him,
My He [       ] Rest in Peace"
BROUGHT HOME AND LAID TO REST OCT 21st 1918
ALSO FLORRIE HINGE WHO DIED IN INFANCY AUGUST 31st 1899

ALSO IN LOVING AND TREASURED
MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES
(OUR ELDEST SON)
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
OCT 3rd 1927
IN HIS 46th YEAR
"Make Him to be Numbered with Thy,
Saints in Glory Everlasting"

ALSO DEAR FATHER
HENRY CHARLES HINGE
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
NOV 8th 1941
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
"Reunited"
"Come unto me ye weary and
I will give you Rest"
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM THEIR SECOND SON
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP 13th MAY 1951 AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

C.W.G.C.
59549 PRIVATE
A.E. HINGE
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT.
16th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 21

1911 Census: Henry Hinge, Ropemaker's Labourer

123.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARGARET CARR
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1899
AGED 47 YEARS
"No One Knows how much we Miss Her,
[None but] Aching Hearts can Tell"
ALSO
STANLEY JOHN CARR
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1937
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR A[   ]A[   ] B?
WHO DIED 11th ? JUNE 1955
AGED 81 YEARS

124.   GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES COLLINS
(JIMMY)
A PLAYER OF THE
CHATHAM FOOTBALL CLUB
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN 2nd 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
ALSO
ALBERT ARTHUR LAWRENCE
(LAURIE)
LATE OF THE ABOVE CLUB
WHO DIED AUGUST 5th 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
"He's Gone like a Flower cut down in Full Bloom"

125.   CURBS

JAMES HENRY BUTLER WHO DIED 3rd JUNE 1906 AGED 52 YEARS

ALSO AMELIA ANN BUTLER WHO DIED 5th DEC 1942 AGED 88 YEARS

126.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE GOWERS
WHO DIED FEB 17th 1905
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1907
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LYDIA MASEY
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 17th 1941
AGED 79 YEARS

127.   RED GRANITE CURVED LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FRANCIS LARKE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 14th MARCH 1902
AGED 71 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANCIS LARKE
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JANUARY 1924
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"A Life Well Spent"
ALSO ELIZA ELIZABETH LARKE
(DAUGHTER)
WHO PASSED AWAY ? APRIL 1943
AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER & SISTER
OF THE ABOVE F. LARKE
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
AND BROTHER WHO IS BURIED IN U.S.A.

890 Kelly's Directory: Francis Larke, Tinman, High Street; 1911 Census: Gas Fitter, employing 2 men;
Principal Probate Registry, £1,566 1s 9d

128.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES WILLIAM SPELLS
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1902
AGED 45 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
ELIZABETH SPELLS
WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1940
AGED 83 YEARS
"Sleep on take thy Rest"
ALSO
ERNEST HERBERT VICTOR PILCHER
MOST BELOVED HUSBAND OF
WINIFRED
AT REST 15th OCTOBER 1960
AGED 57 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Charles Spells, Landlord of the "Navy Arms", Chatham
Principal Probate Registry: Landlord of the "Queen Charlotte", Rochester, £1,042 8s 4d

129.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD THOMAS KENT
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1902
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1905
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
EDITH
WIFE OF JOHN LARMAN
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1914
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO OF PTE. JOHN R. LARMAN
19th ROYAL WELSH FUSILEERS
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
EDITH AND JOHN LARMAN
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
ON OCTOBER 20th 1918 1918 AGED 19 YEARS

SUMMARY OF RICHARD KENT'S BRIEF OBITUARY FROM CHATHAM OBSERVER
Kent was in business as a Bootmaker in Chatham for many years. He was a Parish Overseer for a number of years. A veteran member of the local Foresters, for nearly 50 years. He was a staunch Liberal and member of the Reform Club. Among the mourners was John Larman and Councillor R.F. Brain, Mayor of Chatham in 1894.
Principal Probate Registry: £1,101 10s

130.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN RAMAGE
SISTER OF THE LATE
HENRY TAPLY COOK
BORN JAN 1st 1814
DIED OCT 24th 1897
ALSO
CHARLES ALFRED COOK
SON OF THE ABOVE
HENRY TAPLY COOK
WHO PASSED 26th SEPT 1926
AGED 62 YEARS
"Rest, Perfect Rest"
ALSO
FRANK ALFRED COOK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd NOV 1899
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO GEORGINA
WIFE OF CHARLES ALFRED
DIED 28th NOVEMBER 1950
AGED 73 YEARS

131.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES GOWER
WHO DIED 27th JULY 1894
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st MAY 1907
AGED 57 YEARS

132.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD JOHN HOBDAY JACKSON
WHO DIED 27th DAY OF JUNE 1894
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MARY JACKSON WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th DAY OF MARCH 1896
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
FLORENCE JANE LUTER
GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th DAY OF AUGUST 1894
AGED 2 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"No one knows how much we miss them,
None but aching hearts can tell,
Earth has lost them, Heaven has found them,
But Jesus has done all things well"

133.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH STARTUP
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 18th 1914
AGED 58 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ERNEST STARTUP
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUARY 24th 1931 AGED 75 YEARS
"Re-united"

AND THEIR
DAUGHTER
LIZZIE LOUISA STARTUP
WHO PASSED AWAY
4th AUGUST 1948
AGED 67 YEARS

1911Census: Ernest Startup, Domestic Gardener

134.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
AGNES WARNER
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1915
AGED 47 YEARS
"He was so long with pain oppressed,
It wore his life away,
It made him long for endless rest,
That never can decay"

1911 Census: House Painter

135.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE LOVING AND FAITHFUL WIFE OF
ALFRED J. UPTON
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED DEC 27th 1906
AGED 44 YEARS
"O World, so few years we live,
Would that the Life which thou dost give,
Were Life indeed,
Alas thy sorrows fall so fast,
Our happiest hour is when at last,
The Soul is Free"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED JAMES UPTON
WHO DIED JUNE 5th 1931
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN UPTON
REUNITED MARCH 29th 1965
AGED 91 YEARS

136.   GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
W.E. MANINGTON OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 15th 1912
AGED 54 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM EDWARD MANINGTON
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 5th 1931
AGED 76 YEARS
"My he Rest in Peace"
ALSO OF WILLIAM HERBERT THEIR SON
CALLED TO REST DECEMBER 2nd 1949
AGED 62 YEARS
AND ALICE HARRIETT BIRCH DAUGHTER
CALLED TO REST FEBRUARY 25th 1950
AGED 71 YEARS
CREMATED AT CHARING

1911 Census: William Manington, Master Baker; Principal Probate Registry: £7,449 15s 1d

137.   DISPLACED PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE (LINA)
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY E. STIGANT
DIED 26th NOV 1904
AGED 39 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

AND
THEIR DAUGHTER
ELLEN MARY
STIGANT
WHO DIED 28th JAN 1942
AGED 51 YEARS

ALSO
HENRY EDWARD
STIGANT
WHO DIED 25th JUNE
1932
AGED 69 YEARS

1911 Census: Henry Stigant, Vaccination Officer, Medway Union; Principal Probate Registry, £1,636 0s 1d

138.   "BILLOWS", ANCHOR AND CROSS

Image removed.
POCOCK

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM POCOCK
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED OFF LONG REACH
JUNE 15th 1910 AGED 15 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THOMAS
HUSBAND OF ROSINA MATILDA POCOCK
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 1st 1947 AGED 77 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ROSINA MATILDA POCOCK
WGO PASSED AWAY SEPT 1st 1937 AGED 68 YEARS
"How we miss her no one can tell"

ALSO OF HER SISTER
EMILY EVA CLAYTON
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1918
AGED 27 YEARS
(Verses obscured by tree roots)

1909 Kelly's Directory, Thomas Pocock, Dark Lane, Chatham, Shellfish Dealer
SUMMARY OF NEWS REPORT IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry was the son of Thomas Pocock, a well known Fisherman of 1 Medway Street. Henry and his father with brother Thomas had been out all night fishing for shrimps and were returning home in the morning, when Henry overbalanced while getting a pail of water; he was wearing heavy sea boots and immediately sank.
   His father, also in sea boots, dived into the river, he managed to grab hold of his son but his boots filled with water and they both sank, when they rose, the son was exhausted but the father struggled for five minutes to save his son. Soon the father was too weak to hold on and his son slipped from his grasp and sank.
   Young Thomas was almost knocked overboard by the sail but was saved by falling against a fishing net but got into their skiff and rowed to his father and brother, he reached his father just in time to save him. The two rowed around for some time but to no avail. After resting they searched until nightfall but without success.
   Drags were used the next day to find the body but were unsuccessful and a reward of £2 was offered to whoever recovered the body.

139.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1915 AGED 48 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO GLADYS DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 17th OF SEPTEMBER 1910 IN HER 16th YEAR (One Line)

ALSO LOUISA BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER
AT PEACE 30th JANUARY 1951 AGED 81 YEARS

1911Census: Engine Fitter

140.   CURBS

ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF G.E. TRUSSELL DIED OCT 2nd 1915 AGED 40 YEARS

ALSO ALICE EMILY E. TRUSSELL DIED 23rd NOV 1946 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE E. TRUSSELL DIED 17th OCT 1956 AGED 81 YEARS

1911Census: Skilled Labourer

141.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1883
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF ROSE HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 20th 1912 AGED 84 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS HALL, SON
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1903 ?
AGED ? YEARS
INTERRED AT LEWISHAM CEMETERY
ALSO OF LOUISA HALL DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV 8th 1910 AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED AT LOWTHER CHURCHYARD
"At Rest"

ALSO
LOUIS ROBERT KILLICK
SON IN LAW
DIED 23rd MAY 1942
ALSO EMMA KILLICK
[                                     ]
[                                      ]

1881Census: Thomas Hall, Shipwright

142.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD GEORGE DANIELS
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN H.M. DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
ON THE 25th OF APRIL 1879
AGED 35 YEARS
"I will be a Father to the Fatherless and a,
Husband to the Widow, saith the Lord"
AND OF ADELIJA
HIS WIFE
WHO PASSED AWAY 22nd FEB 1902
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN RICHARD DANIELS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th DEC 1944
AGED 70 YEARS

SUMMARY OF INQUEST INTO DEATH OF RICHARD DANIELS FROM THE CHATHAM NEWS
Richards was a Skilled Labourer. He died from serious head injuries after being thrown to the floor by the force of a rope attached to a capstan, which suddenly snapped.
   Witness, William Chambers, an Iron Caulker, stated that the rope broke at 11 am and struck Daniels on the legs, throwing him to the ground causing a severe wound on the crown of his head, (Daniels also suffered some broken ribs and injuries to his legs). After the accident Daniels could not stand and was insensible.
   Witness, Charles Stevens, Skilled Labourer, stated that the rope was attached to a large boiler which was being moved, the rope, although good, could not take the strain put on it.
   Witness, Edward Kimber, Leading Man of Labourers, stated the boiler was being dragged by an traction engine, he believed the rope was sound and had known Daniels 3 years.
   Witness, Nathaniel Cooper, a Layer in the Ropery, stated the rope was of good quality and that the breaking strain was 2 tons, 15 cwt., it was correct for the purpose but it was being used in four parts so a greater strain was on one part than other three.
   Verdict "Accidental Death"

143.   FALLEN HEADSTONE, PART BURIED AND ERODED

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
DIXON HALL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th ? 1889
IN HIS 55th YEAR
ALSO
ELEANOR [HIS WIFE ? ? ]
SHE DIED 11th DECEMBER 1892
IN HER 53rd ? YEAR
ALSO his DAUGHTER
MARY WAYMAN
WHO DIED [    ] MARCH 1879
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO
JANE ELEANOR
WHO DIED OCTOBER 12th? 186[8]
AGED [15] YEARS
INTERRED IN THE OLD BURIAL GROUND, CHATHAM
ALSO MARGARET HALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY? 22Nd 1940
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ISABELLA HALL
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1948
AGED 86 YEARS

1881Census: Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard

143A.   HEADSTONE IN DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS LEE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1902
AGED 46 YEARS
"A Husband Gentle and Kind,
He Proved to be [          ] and Mind,
A Tender Parent [      ] as Well,
When he [                ] Dwell"
ALSO DAVID LEE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
"[    ] a [      ] Day I saw [    ] him Fade,
And Gently Ease away,
[         ] often in my Heart [         ],
That [          ] Longer Stay"
ALSO GEORGE LEE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1923
AGED 46 YEARS
"A Light is from our Household Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Still,

143B.    HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY MILES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
15th NOVEMBER 1917
AGED 67 YEARS
"To Know Her was to Love Her"
ALSO
WILLIAM DIGGINS
HER FIRST HUSBAND
INTERRED AT BRIGHTON
ALSO AGNES HARROLD DIGGINS
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
WILLIAM SAMUEL DIGGINS
DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1927 AGED 62 YEARS
"Loved by All"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM SAMUEL DIGGINS
AT REST 25th JANUARY 1955
AGED 86 YEARS

1881Census: Fanny Diggins, in Chatham, daughter of William Smith, she is a Tailoress, has son William Diggins, no sign of father and she is "unmarried" ?

END OF SECTION L, M,W & O

 

SECTION S, T, U, V & X

THE MAJORITY OF THE HEADSTONES IN THIS SECTION ARE ORIENTED NORTH – SOUTH, AS BEFITS NON-CONFORMITY. THE NON-CONFORMIST CHAPEL LIES CLOSE TO THIS SECTION.

144.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS, DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA HERBERT
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1889
AGED 6 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me"
ALSO
EMMA AMELIA CROUCHER
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th MAY 1890
AGED 27 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM HERBERT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1902
AGED 24 YEARS
"I go to Prepare a place for you"
ALSO
JAMES THOMAS HERBERT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1907
IN HIS 43rd YEAR
"How we Miss none can Tell"
ALSO
MARY ANN HERBERT
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1913
AGED 72 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

ALSO JAMES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1919 AGED 83 YEARS

ALSO GEORGE JAMES HUSBAND OF MARTHA DIED 21st MARCH 1968 AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO MARTHA (LILL) RUTHERFORD DIED 27th MARCH 1965 AGED 8[   ] YEARS

1901Census: Thomas Herbert, Hand Driller; James Herbert, Jnr., Machine Sawyer

145.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA TAYLOR
WHO DIED 25th DECEMBER 1900
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO HENRY TAYLOR
WHO DIED 18th OCTOBER 1905
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM EDWARD TAYLOR
KILLED IN ACTION 3rd MAY 1917
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO CLARA TAYLOR DIED 26th AUG 1950
AGED 75 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Henry Taylor, Music Instrument, Piano and Cycle Dealer, High Street.

146.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS GRIFFITHS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST ON MARCH 25th 1907
AGED 56 YEARS
"Resting in Jesus"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS GRIFFITHS
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1916
AGED 65 YEARS
"In Peace"
AND
GERTRUDE GRIFFITHS
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1950
AGED 72 YEARS

1911 Census: Tailor

147.   HEADSTONE (Worn) AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA BRINKLEY RICE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
ON SUNDAY JULY 30th 1882
AGED 30 YEARS

148.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVED REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM DENNY RICE
WHO ENTERED INTO HIS REST
MAY 11th 1876
IN THE 53rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
"In Thy Presence is Fullness of Joy at Thy Right
Hand there are Pleasures for Evermore"
Psalm xv1 11 Verse
ALSO
MARTHA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO HER REST
FEBRUARY 17th 1900
IN THE 81st YEAR OF HER AGE
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1871Census: Gas Fitter and Bell Hanger, Cage Lane

149.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS (Worn and Hidden in Bush)

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOSEPH COLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 20th AUGUST 1878
AGED 29 ? YEARS
(Eroded Verse)
ALSO JOHN COLE FATHER? OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 24th ? NOVEMBER 1874
AGED 61 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH BARTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN COLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] APRIL 1894
AGED 77 YEARS
(Eroded Verse)
ALSO
EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF CELIA COLE
WHO PASSED INTO THE [    ] [    ] SEPT [1931]
IN HIS [77th] YEAR
ALSO
CELIA COLE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1951
AGED 97 YEARS

1871 Census: John Cole, Jnr., Rail Clerk at Islington, born Chatham; John Cole Snr., Retired Inspector of Joiners, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham

150.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HUGHES
(OF CHATHAM)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 9th MAY 1871
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM
THE AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 20th 1873
AGED 84 YEARS
HAVING BEEN A MEMBER OF EBENEEZER
CHURCH, CHATHAM NEARLY 60 YEARS
AND A DEACON 40 YEARS
ALSO HENRY
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
CLARA ELIZABETH HUGHES
AND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 13th MAY 1918
AGED 88 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
CLARA ELIZABETH HUGHES
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 10th JULY 1935
AGED 84 YEARS
"Rest after Weariness"

1838 Wright's Directory: William Hughes, Grocer, High Street; 1847 Bagshaw's Directory, ditto; 1873 Post Office Directory, Fruiterer, High Street; Henry Hughes, 1882 and 1890 Kelly's Directories, Grocer.

151.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES UNDERDOWN
WHO ENTERED THE HIGHER LIFE
JANUARY 17th 1906
AGED 78 YEARS
"In Life, Loved, in Death Remembered"
ALSO HARRIETT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1910
IN HER 85th YEAR
"God touched her and she Slept"
ALSO
ETHEL LOUISE DOUSE
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1878
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO
LEONARD RALPH DOUSE
WHO DIED AT BOMBAY NOVEMBER 21st 1906
AGED 30 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALFRED SKINNER
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1916
AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: James Underdown, Fruiterer, New Road

152.   RED GRANITE PEDESTAL WITH TALL, "BROKEN" COLUMN

Image removed.
THOMAS CROAD READ

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED TO
THOMAS CROAD READ
BY HIS COLLEAGUES THE STAFF OF
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
AS A MEMORIAL OF THEIR
AFFECTION ADMIRATION AND REGRET
HE WAS A
DEVOTED HUSBAND FATHER
A WARM HEARTED SYMPATHETIC AND LOYAL
FRIEND COLLEAGUE AND COMRADE
RARELY HAVE SUCH
HIGH INTELLECTUAL ATTAINMENTS
BEEN COMBINED BY SUCH A
BEAUTIFUL LOVABLE NATURE
IN HIS WHOLE CONDUCT THERE SHONE AN
UNCONSPICUOUS VERACITY
A PERFECT AND SPONTANEOUS SINCERITY
IN THOUGHT AND INSTINCT
TO KNOW HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM
AND REMEMBERING THESE THINGS
HIS MEMORY
SHALL EVER BE PRECIOUS DEAR
AND SACRED
TO ALL
WHO KNEW HIM
BORN 20th JULY 1854 DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1895

SUMMARY OF FUNERAL REPORT IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Read died as the result of a lift accident at Lloyd's Registry of Shipping at Cornhill in the City of London, where he was Assistant to the Chief Surveyor.
   There was a large attendance at the funeral, the body and many mourners travelled to Chatham from St. Paul's Station. At Chatham Station, the coffin was placed on the platform with a mass of floral tributes around it, this was photographed by Chatham photographer, Jacques Moll. The procession to the cemetery included one carriage full of flowers and 13 carriages of mourners, including 50 representatives of Lloyd's and the Institution of Naval Architects, among whom was the Chief Surveyor of Lloyd's, the Secretary, Chief Engineer Surveyor, Assistant Chief Surveyor, , Head Surveyor London, Survey and Clerical Staff.
   The was also, representation from Naval Construction, Admiralty, Board of Trade, and Naval Architects. There were floral tributes from Lloyd's staff at London, Sunderland, Middlesborough, Liverpool, Hartlepool, Glasgow, and Newcastle. Among the individual floral tributes was one from Mr and Mrs Jesse Williams (a relation of the transcriber and later Principal Surveyor of the Port of London).
   Read joined Lloyd's in 1880 and was responsible for many important technical papers, as a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, including "On the Traverse Strains of Merchant Ships", 1882; "On the Strength of Bulkheads" 1886; "On the Variations of the Stresses of Vessels at Sea due to Wave Motion" 1890.The merits of these papers secured for him membership of the Council of the Institute of Naval Architects, in 1894.
   The report makes no mention of Read's wife, was he widowed at the time of his death ? (See Inscription) His son Henry, however is mentioned

153.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM FRANCIS
DIED 29th JANUARY 1912
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
WILHELMINA D. FRANCIS
DIED 26th JANUARY 1937
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
MILDRED EDITH FRANCIS
PASSED AWAY 30th SEPTEMBER 1946
AGED 78 YEARS
"Lord, all Pitying Jesus Blest,
Grant them Thine Eternal Rest"
ALSO
EMMA JANE FRANCIS
PASSED AWAY 20th FEBRUARY 1953
AGED 92 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: William Francis, Hot and Cold Baths, Swimming Pool and Plunge, Medway Street; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Sarah Elizabeth Francis as 1882.

154.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN DUNSTALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 7th 1897
IN HER 66th YEAR
ALSO WILLIAM DUNSTALL
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCTOBER 24th 1902
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO LYDIA LOWE DUNSTALL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM DUNSTALL
DIED JUNE 29th 1930 AGED 84 YEARS
CREMATED AT GOLDER'S GREEN
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR SAMUEL
DIED AUGUST 12th 1868 AGED 6 MONTHS
HAROLD
DIED JUNE 11th 1872 AGED 3 YEARS
WHO WERE INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DUNSTALL

1890 Kelly's Directory: William Dunstall, Commercial School, Maidstone Road ?

155.   LEANING PEDESTAL AND URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HAROLD
THE BELOVED SON OF
WILLIAM AND JESSIE
THEOBALD
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1896
AGED 3 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"Not Gone from Memory,
Not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's
Home Above"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
LIEUT R. THEOBALD M.C.
11th SUFFOLK REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
APRIL 19th 1918
AGED 23 YEARS
"No Greater Love hath no Man,
Than this, That a Man Lay
Down his Life for his Friends"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
JESSIE THEOBALD
DIED AUGUST 29th 1923
AGED 66 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JESSIE J. THEOBALD
DIED FEBRUARY 23rd 1951
AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MABEL AMY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND JESSIE
THEOBALD
DIED JANUARY 28th 1958
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"

1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory, William Theobald, son and Partner of father, Henry, Tobacco Manufacturers, employing 14 men and boys.

156.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN STRONGMAN
SON OF
JOHN AND MARGARET BROAD
WHO DIED 14th JUNE 1895
AGED 29 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO FRANK FOSS
PASSED AWAY 31st AUGUST 1945
"Sufferings O'er"
ALSO
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET SEAGARS
WHO WAS CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE
13th JULY 1956
"Earth has one Saint less, Heaven one more"
AND MARY FOSS
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1960
"Kept by his Almighty Power"

157.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS WENN
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1896
IN HIS 58th YEAR
"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"
ALSO ANN WENN
WHO DIED 16th NOV 1930
AGED 72 YEARS

158.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR JOHN BROWN
LATE OF HAMMOND HILL, CHATHAM
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JUNE 12th 1890
AGED 39 YEARS
"He that Believeth on Me hath
Everlasting Life"
ALSO EMILY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 30th 1921
AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LOUISA JANE DOUSE
WHO DIED JAN 6th 1933 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS RALPH DOUSE
WHO DIED FEB 9th 1933 AGED 81 YEARS
"Underneath are the Everlasting Arms"

TABLET
IN MEMORIAM
HALES
1898 1900 1912
McKEEN
1968

1881Census: Thomas Douse, Clothing Manufacturer, Tailor, Meeting House Lane

159.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE YOUNG
WHO DIED 10th NOV 1891
AGED 34
ALSO MARY ANN MINCHIN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
ALSO WIDOW OF THE LATE
T. PARSLOW
WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th NOV 1933
IN HER 94th YEAR
ALSO STANLEY NICHOLSON
WHO PASSED ON 11th OCTOBER 1938
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH JANE NICHOLSON
DEVOTED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED ON 10th MAY 1948
AGED 84 YEARS
"I Have Heard thy Prayer, I Have Seen thy Tears"

160.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ROSIER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON DEC 25th 1897
AGED 66 YEARS
"There Remaineth a Rest to the People of God"
ALSO ELEANOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST OCT 12th 1919
AGED 83 YEARS
"Nothing in my Hand I Bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I Cling"

1881Census: Police Constable at Minster, Isle of Sheppey

161.   CURBS

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WILLIAM DAVIS WHO DIED 7th SEPT 1897 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN DAVIS WHO DIED 4th NOV 1914 AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO ALICE LIZZIE ROBERTS WHO DIED 26th JUNE 1929 AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO STANLEY EVANS WHO DIED 13th MARCH 1974 AGED 89 ? YEARS

162.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
SACRED MEMORY OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ADAM STIGANT
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 7th 1905
AGED 79
"For Ever with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ADAM STIGANT
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 19th 1916
IN HIS 93rd YEAR
HIS BEST YEARS WERE DEVOTED TO
THE INTERESTS OF HIS NATIVE TOWN
ALSO
ELLEN PEIRCE STIGANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 20th 1941
AGED 81 YEARS

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
Stigant died in his sleep at his home 11 The Paddock. A native of Chatham, he was one of 8 children of a shipwright in H.M. Dockyard. For his early education he owed at lot to his mother. He completed his education and business training in France. After gaining more experience in London, he returned to Chatham and commenced business as a Linen Draper in Hammond Place, in partnership with his brother, George.
   Although he was a Non Conformist, associated with the Ebeneezer Congregational Church, he also had an affection for the Church of England. He was a staunch Conservative but also a member of the Chatham Working Men's Club and Institute.
   He was a member of the Medway Board of Guardians from 1873 and was Chairman in 1874 and again from 1887–1902. He was prominent to the development of the Medway Cottage Homes (substitute for the Workhouse for poor children). The Foundation Stone read, "This Stone was laid by County Councillor Adam Stigant, Chairman of the Medway Board of Guardians 1874 to 1901". He was Chairman of the old Chatham Board of Health and was elected as Councillor for St John's Ward on the first Chatham Council in 1891 but lost his seat the following year. He was also a member of the Kent County Council and shortly before his retirement he was made an Alderman, he was also the representative for Chatham on the Medway Conservancy Board.
   When of the Board of Guardians, he greatly improved the clothing of the Workhouse children. Together with George Winch (later first Mayor of Chatham) and Mr William Phillips (at the time, High Constable of Chatham), he initiated the scheme to erect the statue of Waghorn at Chatham (1880).

163.   CURBS

JOHN FITTOCK WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY JAN 31st 1905 AGED 69

ALSO OF LOUISA FITTOCK WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC 10th 1909 AGED 75 YEARS

164.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LILY MOORE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 28th 1907 AGED 57 YEARS
"If Thou Shoulds't Call me to Resign,
What Most I Prize, it ne'er was Mine,
I only Yield Thee what is Thine,
"Thy Will Be Done""
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANCES LILY MOORE
BORN 1867 – DIED 1943
ALSO THOMAS PHILLIP
SON OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELLEN
WHO DIED OCT 23rd 1942
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO PHYLLIS IRENE EDITH
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS PHILLIP AND ELLEN MOORE
WHO DIED DEC 16th 1914
AGED 4½ YEARS
"At Rest"

165.   WHITE MARBLE HEADSTONE AND C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
Note that this grave is orientated east-west, most of the others in this area are north-south

Image removed.
PHILLIPS

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE PHILLIPS
BORN JULY 29th 1827
DIED JULY 26th 1889
INTERRED AT CHATHAM JULY 30th
"There Pain and Sickness Never Come:
There Grief no more Complains,
Health Triumphs in Immortal Bloom,
And Purest Pleasure Reigns"
"Them which also Sleep in Jesus will,
God Bring with Him" Thes iv c 14 v
ALSO
FRANCES TAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
DECEMBER 7th 1907
IN HER 81st YEAR
"Absent from the Body,
Present with the Lord"
ALSO OF MARIA SUSANNAH
INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
INTERRED IN THE OLD BURIAL GROUND
CHATHAM 1862
ALSO HERBERT EDWARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
HARRIET PHILLIPS
PASSED AWAY 28th NOVEMBER 192 ?
"At Rest"

C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
365324 FLIGHT SERGEANT
N.T. PHILLIPS
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
8th AUGUST 1940

ONE OF "THE FEW"

1873 Post Office Directory: George Phillips, Tobacco Pipe Maker, Ginger Beer and Soda Water Manufacturer; 1881Census: Mineral Water Manufacturer.
Flight Sergeant Phillips, Pilot of Spitfire K9905 from 65 Squadron, Hornchurch, probably shot down by a BF 109 flown by Oblt. Muencheberg, over Manston at 11.45 am, source, "The Battle of Britain, Now and Then", 1980

166.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF MY DEAR FATHER
JOHN COSTER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1892
IN HIS 83rd YEAR
HE BORE HIS SUFFERINGS PATIENTLY
ALSO OF MY DEAR MOTHER
SARAH COSTER
INTERRED IN CHATHAM OLD BURIAL GROUND
DECEMBER 24th 1876
ALSO
EMMA SARAH PALMER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WIFE OF RICHARD F. PALMER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1917
AGED 79 YEARS
"She was all that a wife should be"
ALSO
RICHARD FOSTER PALMER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS 21st OCT 1925
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"At Rest"

1881Census: John Coster, Master Plumber and Decorator, employing 2 men; 1882 Kelly's Directory,: Painter and Grainer, Clover Street. 1881 Census: Richard Palmer, Iron and Brass Founder, Old Road. 1911 Census: Retired Iron Founder.

167.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NELLIE CLOUT
WHO DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 13 YEARS
"No one knows how much we miss her,
None but the aching heart can tell,
Earth has lost her, Heaven has found her,
Jesus hath done all things well"
ALSO MARY CLOUT
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 1905
AGED 47 YEARS
"A light from our household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled"
ALSO RICHARD CLOUT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1915
AGED 67 YEARS
"No strife of parting no sore amaze,
No earthly longing, no lingering gaze,
But gently, sweetly to pass away,
From earth's dim twilight to endless day"

1881 Census: Chatham Hill, Beer House and Agricultural Labourer; 1882 Kelly's Directory, Beer Retailer, Chatham Hill; 1911 Census: Retired Publican.

168.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND ANGEL

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE PETT
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1918
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO OLIVE ELEANOR AND LILY MAUD
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
"When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like a sea billow roll,
Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to know,
It is well it is well with my soul"

ALSO OF
ANN PETT
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1943
AGED 67 YEARS

ALSO
VIOLET
THEIR DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 17th JAN 1928
AGED 28 YEARS
!And with the morning those Angel
Faces Smile,
Which we have Loved long since,
And Lost Awhile"

1911Census: Henry Pett, Furniture Remover

169.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM A. BOW
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA BOW
WHO DIED ON APRIL 30th 1918
AGED 59 YEARS
"Memory is not dead thou still art just as Dear,
For Love's sake thou cans't bear and dry the falling Tear"
ALSO THE ABOVE EMMA BOW
WHO DIED ON JANUARY 10th 1950
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

ALSO DAUGHTER
LAURA TRESSA
CROWDER
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 26th 1948
AGED 64 YEARS

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WINIFRED ETHEL
(OUR DARLING WINNIE)
THE DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER OF
W.A. AND E, BOW
WHOM JESUS TOOK TO BE WITH HIM
ON MAY 26th 1908 IN HER 20th YEAR
"Safe in His Keeping, Waiting"

1911Census: House Agent

170.   HEADSTONE

"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANK PAYNE
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
(FLOSS)
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
AUGUST 24th 1902
AGED 24 YEARS
"For God shall wipe away all Tears
From their Eyes"
ALSO FLOSS
WHO PASSED AWAY
SEPTEMBER 27th 1952
AGED 74 YEARS

1901 Census: House Decorator, High Street.

171.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN STOTE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME
JAN 9th 1882 AGED 71 YEARS
"They that Trust in the Lord shall be as
Mount Zion which Cannot be Removed"
ALSO
EMMA
THE DEARLY BELOVED AND DEVOTED WIFE OF
JABEZ HALL STOTE
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
FEB 7th 1903 AGED 67 YEARS
"With Joy and Gladness shall then be brought
? shall enter into the King's Palace"
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
JABEZ HALL STOTE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME ON JAN 13th 1928
IN HIS 88th YEAR

ALSO
KATE LOUISA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME MAR 21st 1946
AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Benjamin Stote, Hairdresser; Jabez Stote, Shipwright.

172.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FANNY CHARLOTTE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUAY 21st 1914
AGED 51 YEARS
"His Master Called Him"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
FANNY CHARLOTTE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 13th DECEMBER 1937
AGED 77 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

173.   LEANING HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD SIDNEY REEVE
(GUNNER R.F.A.)
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
MARCH 12th 1917 AGED 18 ½ YEARS
INTERRED IN FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY
"For his Country's Sake"
ALSO VERA TERESA
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 31st 1917
AGED 1 YEAR
"Sleep on Dear Loved Ones and take thy Rest"
ALSO
RICHARD CHAPPEL REEVE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST JUNE 30th 1943
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO RUTH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST APRIL 3rd 1952
AGED 76 YEARS

174.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED GEORGE JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN SIBUN
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1910
AGED 56 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO MARY ANN SIBUN
WHO DIED JAN 16th 1929
AGED 74 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO MABEL STUBBINS PERCH
WHO DIED JAN 15th 1955
AGED 66 YEARS

1881Census: Alfred Sibun, Labourer; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Shopkeeper, Best Street.

175.   MODERN BLACK MARBLE HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM J. WEST
1860 – 1912
ANNIE R. WEST
1861 – 1942
ETHEL W. LEGGETT
1905 – 2004
ALSO
ALBERT G. WEST
1897 – 1916
"From God is the Gift
Of Peaceful Night"
ETHEL LEGGETT

176.   CURBS

EMILY ROSE MAKIN DIED 21st JAN 1902 AGED 11 MONTHS

PTE. SIDNEY MAKIN 1st BUFFS KILLED IN ACTION 21st MARCH 1918 AGED 21 YEARS

177.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ENOS JAMES BALDWIN
DIED 18th MARCH 1896
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES EDWARD BALDWIN
DIED 31st MAY 1907
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA SUSAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
ENOS JAMES BALDWIN
DIED 29th JANUARY 1916
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO
ALFRED JOHN BALDWIN
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1930
AGED 66 YEARS
"Reunited"

1881Census: Enos Baldwin, Brazier; 1901Census: James, Machinist; 1911Census: Alfred, Engineer Draughtsman.

178.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY STEPHAN LANGLEY
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1913
AGED 30 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
EMMA JULIANA LANGLEY
WHO DIED JULY 24th 1916
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"
STEPHEN CHARLES LANGLEY
FATHER AND HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1931
AGED 75 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO
ARTHUR GEORGE LANGLEY
WHO DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1960
AGED 76 YEARS
"Till we Meet Again"

1911Census: Henry, Shipwright; Stephen, Carpenter

179.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
FREDERICK WADE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 20th 1872
IN THE 30th YEAR OF HIS AGE
CATHERINE WADE
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1891
IN THE 79th YEAR OF HER AGE
"The Best of Mothers"
RICHARD WADE
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1892
IN THE 79th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ANN W. WADE
DIED DEC 16th 1916 AGED 69
ALSO HARRY WADE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 6th 1937
AGED 89 YEARS
"He Tried to do his Best"

1881Census: Richard Wade, Master Outfitter, High Street, employing 1 man and 1 boy; Harry Wade, Outfitter's Partner; in 1911Census, the latter at Meopham, Tailor and Outfitter.

180.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND SMALL HEADSTONE IN DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
YOUNGEST SON OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH LYDDON
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 2nd NOV 1884
AGED 22 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH LYDDON
DIED FEB 13th 1898 AGED 67 YEARS
"Peace after Pain"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LYDDON
LATE OF CHATHAM
DIED APRIL 3rd 1919 AGED 82 YEARS
BURIED AT BICKNOLLER, SOMERSETSHIRE
ALSO JOHN THOMAS LYDDON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1948
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE ANNIE LYDDON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1949
AGED 87 YEARS

SMALL HEADSTONE
IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEVOTED WIFE
ROSE FANNY ELVY
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
22nd OCTOBER 1929
AGED 55 YEARS
"Waiting the Day Break"
ALSO
STEPHEN CHARLES ELVY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
27th JANUARY 1936
AGED 65 YEARS
"Re-united"

1890 Kelly's Directory: William Lyddon, First Class Tailor and Outfitter, New Road; 1909 Kelly's Directory: John Thomas Lyddon Naval and Gentleman's Tailor and Clothier, (Wholesale and Retail), New Road; 1911Census: Stephen Elvy, Tailor's Trimmer.

181.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE WHITE
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1918
AGED 90 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ARTHUR BARKER
DIED 31st DECEMBER 1946
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO EDITH FLORENCE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1955
AGED 87 YEARS
"Reunited"

182.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SISTER
ELIZABETH ANN HUNT
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS ON JULY 18th 1900
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
SUSAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD WILLIAM MITCHELL
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1909
AGED 73 YEARS
"Beloved by All"
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD WILLIAM MITCHELL
ON THE 23rd OF MAY 1919 AGED 78 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

183.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED GEORGE WATTS
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE WATTS
WHO WENT TO HEAVEN 24th APRIL 1897
AGED 37 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"A Tender, Loving Husband,
A Kind, Affectionate Father,
A Gentle Sympathising Brother,
A Hard Working, Self Sacrificing Evangelist,
Is Gone,
Gone Far Away from Care and Strife,
From Sickness, Pain and Woe,
To be with Jesus, which is Best,
Where we all Hope to Go"
"Blesses are the Dead,
Yea, saith the Spirit, they Rest from their Labours,
And their Works do Follow them"
ALSO ANNIE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th APRIL 1946
AGED 87 YEARS

1891Census: Outfitter's Assistant, Railway Street

184.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF CLARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM C. EDSER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 28th JUNE 1900
AGED 63 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM CLEMENT EDSER
DIED 1st FEB 1918
IN HIS 87th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 28th FEB 1896 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO CLARA GRAHAM
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
W.C. AND CLARA EDSER
DIED 7th APRIL 1952 AGED 89 YEARS
"Memory Links a Golden Chain,
That Binds us till we Meet Again"

1891 Census: William Edser, Builder at Rochester, 1890 Kelly's Directory: Edser and Bockham, Carpenters, Railway Street.

185.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
19th SEPTEMBER 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
SUPERINTENDENT OF THIS CEMETERY FROM
IT'S OPENING IN 1869 UNTIL HIS DEATH
"They Rest from their Labours and
Their Works do Follow them"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE BURIAL
BOARD IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED'S
FAITHFUL SERVICE
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK THOMAS ALFRED SAMUEL
FRANK HERBERT & ARTHUR ALPHONSE
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO WILLIAM POCKNALL
FATHER OF GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP 25th JAN 1877
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO HELEN WINIFRED
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 11th JUNE 1907
AGED 67 YEARS
"Clothed in the Righteousness of
Christ Jesus our Redeemer"
ALSO
HELRN REBECCA (NELLIE) POCKNALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE AND HELEN WINIFRED POCKNALL
CALLED HOME 14th MARCH 1935
AGED 74 YEARS

186.   HEADSTONE, (Very Worn)

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF]
EMMA MATILDA
[BELOVED WIFE OF]
FRANK HOWE
[WHO DIED [             ] 1874]
[AGED 26 YEARS]
[                                            ]
ALICE LOUISA [WHO DIED [ ] 1870]
AGED 4 MONTHS
[                            ]
[                            ]
FRANK HOWE
[WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1922]
[AGED 74 YEARS]
[ALSO]
EMMA MATILDA FINN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED]
[AGED YEARS]
"At Rest"
INTERRED IN ST. MARGARET'S CEMETERY
ALSO CLARA REBECCA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1934
AGED 89 YEARS

1881-1911 Census: Howe was a Blacksmith at Luton; Principal Probate Registry: Frank, £1,506 10s; Clara £1,263

END OF SECTION S, T, U, V & X

 

 

SECTION A, B, C, E & F

187.   PEDESTALS, CROSS, LARGE PLOT

IN TREASURED AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHARLES LAWRENCE
LATE MASTER OF THE MEDWAY WORKHOUSE
AND DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE LOUISE LAWRENCE
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1919 AGED 35 YEARS
"Some Day We'll Understand"
ALSO CHARLES WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF SYLVIA LAWRENCE
AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1929 AGED 67 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO
FRANK HAROLD LAWRENCE
O.B.E., J.P.
MAYOR OF CHATHAM 1947 – 54
ALSO SYLVIA WIDOW OF CHARLES WILLIAM LAWRENCE
WHO DIED 25th JANUARY1930 AGED 70 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

William Charles Lawrence has a very brief obituary in the Chatham Observer; it seems he died of pneumonia, preceded by pleurisy and influenza, (part of the epidemic following the First World War?) He had been Assistant Master and was appointed Master when the previous one, R. Poynter, retired. His wife Annie was Matron. We are told he was popular with Officers and Inmates, laying on entertainments for the latter.
Frank Lawrence carried on the family business of Nurseryman and Seedsman (See 192)

188.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN SACRED MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREDERICK
THE DEAR AND DEVOTED HUSBAND OF
ELLEN BUTTS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 1st 1914
AGED 63 YEARS
(Indistinct Verse)
ALSO THE ABOVE ELLEN BUTTS
WHO DIED FEB 27th 1929 AGED 79 "At Rest"

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Butts died in office as Mayor of Chatham at his residence in Railway Street.
   He was born in Ordnance Place in 1851 and after his schooling, at the British School and St. John's School, was employed by a grocer for 2 years. In 1868 he appears to have been "head hunted" by the law firm, Smith and Winch, (later Winch and Winch), beginning forty years employment as a Solicitor's Clerk. In 1883 he became Managing Clerk, a position he held until his death. He became a close friend of George Winch, the head of the firm and later first Mayor of Chatham.
   He was elected to Chatham Council in 1903, where he was Chairman of the Law and Parliamentary Committee, Chair of the Education Committee, where he was instrumental in getting up to date schools for the borough.
   He was a member and officer of the Ancient Order of Druids Friendly Society. From 1880 he was Secretary of the Second Chatham Investment Building Society.
   A Conservative and Churchman, attended St. John's Church in Railway Street.
   In 1873 he married Ellen Coleman, by whom he had three sons.
   There was a large attendance at the funeral, including many fellow Mayors and Councillors, Council Officers and from organisations to which he was connected, official from H.M. Chatham Dockyard, including the Commander in Chief, Nore, the Admiral Superintendent of the Dockyard, Police and Fire Brigade, etc.
   The Bishop of Rochester conducted the funeral service and the Rev. Wansborough officiated at the graveside.
   There was a vast number of floral tributes and flags on public buildings in the towns flew at half-mast all week.

189.   GRANITE CROSS AND PEDESTALS

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMILY JANE THOMPSON
WHO ENTERED THE UNSEEN JAN 2nd 1917
IN HIS 67th YEAR
"Them also which Sleep in Jesus,
Will God bring with Him"

ALSO
EDITH EVELINE
THE DEARLY BELOVED
AND ONLY DAUGHTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP
FEB 24th 1885
AGED 6 YEARS
AND 7 MONTHS
"Jesus called a Little Child
Unto Him"
INTERRED IN WOOLWICH CEMETERY

190.   HEADSTONE BORDERED WITH "LOGS" AND CURBS

IN
MEMORY OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE FRANCES CLIFT
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1917
AGED 47 YEARS
"Sincere, Plain-hearted, Hospitable, Kind"
ALSO OF FREDERICK E.
PTE. 5th QUEEN'S R.W. SURREY REGT.
SON OF THE ABOVE
AND DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MAUD E. CLIFT
WHO DIED AT SALONICA
JANUARY 1st 1919 IN HIS 27th YEAR
"Sleep on Dear One in a Foreign Field,
In a grave we may Never See,
But as long as Life and Memory Last,
We Will Remember Thee"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALICE FRANCES CLIFT
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1953
AGED 83 YEARS

1911 Census: Frederick Clift, Snr. Boilermaker

191.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN PROUD AND DEAR
MEMORY OF
MY HUSBAND
LIEUT. COL. BERTRAM NOWELL ELLIOT
D.S.O. R.M.L.I.
KILLED IN ACTION AT ZEEBRUGGE
ST. GEORGE'S DAY 1918 AGED 37
ALSO WINIFRED CAROLINE HIS WIFE
REUNITED 19th FEBRUARY 1961

192.   RED AND GREY PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN AND COPED STONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZA PHILLIPS
WHO DIED JULY 25th 1909
AGED 76 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES
LAWRENCE
WHO DIED
OCTOBER 14th 1917
AGED 78 YEARS
"The Lord your God hath given you Rest"

ALSO OF THEIR ONLY SON
CAPT. C. A. LAWRENCE, M.C.
7th BN. BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
KILLED NEAR VILLERS-BRETONNEUX
APRIL 24th 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
"He Died that we may Live"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORENCE ANNE
LAWRENCE WHO DIED
DECEMBER 14th 1941
AGED 66 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MAUD LAWRENCE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HENRY LAWRENCE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 19th 1944
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED HENRY LAWRENCE
WHO DIED NOV 26th 1954
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited
with his Loved Ones"

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry Charles Lawrence was a Florist and Seed Merchant, he died at his home at the Nurseries, Albany Road, Chatham. He was born in Cambridgeshire but spent most of his life in Chatham.
   He learnt his trade, as a young man, by working in many of the country's finest gardens.
   In 1868 he came to Rochester and started his own business; by 1882 he had opened the Nursery at Albany Road and in 1883 opened a shop in Chatham High Street, next to St. Bartholomew's Chapel, (the upper storey is in the form of a large greenhouse, the building is now a restaurant).
   Lawrence retired a few years before his death. He was always active in helping amateur gardening organisations and was generous with advice, he also judged competitions.
   Although of a retiring disposition, he was elected to Chatham Council and served on several public bodies. A Conservative and a Churchman; for some time he was a sidesman at St. Paul's Church.
   He had been healthy until, standing on wet ground to watch an airship, he caught a chill and never recovered his health. A widower, he had, surviving a son and two daughters; his son, a. Lawrence succeeds to the family business.

193.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

OF
JAMES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN GRIEVESON
WHO DIED JANUARY 14th 1910
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Home with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARY ANN GRIEVESON
WHO DIED 0CTOBER 29th 1918
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
GRIEVESON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 18th 1942
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN GRIEVESON
AT REST NOV 7th 1962
AGED 95 YEARS

1901 Census: James, Retired Dockyard Worker; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Thomas ? Insurance Agent

194.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

REMEMBER BEFORE GOD
EDWARD BARTLETT JEE
1856 – 1912
AND
EVELINE JANE JEE
1861 – 1941
JOHN GASKELL
1887 – 1978
AND
SYLVIA EVELINE GASKELL
1898 – 1989 ?
ALSO
THOMAS DAVIDSON JEE
1898 – 1916
KILLED IN ACTION
AND BURIED NEAR AR[      ]

1911Census: Edward Jee, Tailor's Cutter

195.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELLEN LUCY BESSENT
AND YOUNGEST SON OF MR C. R. BESSENT
WHO DIED AT BERRINGTON WAR HOSPITAL
NR. SHREWSBURY
MARCH 18th 1917 IN HIS 29th YEAR
"At Rest"

ALSO
ELLEN LUCY BESSENT
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1951
AGED 67 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

The Bessents were prominent Timber Merchants.

196.   LOW HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN SACRED MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ATKINS
DIED JAN 31st 1906 AGED 68
AND HIS WIFE SUSAN
DIED JULY 9th 1928 IN HER 90th YEAR
AND THEIR DAUGHTER ELIZABETH SMITH
DIED FEBRUARY 24th 1950 AGED 82 YEARS

1901 Census: Retired Inspector of Shipwrights

197.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
AFFECTIONATE
MEMORY OF
REAR ADMIRAL ALVIN COOTE CORRY
ADMIRAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
BORN 26th OCTOBER 1849
DIED 25th JANUARY 1907
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

AND CATHERINE HIS WIFE
DIED NOVEMBER 1939

SUMMARY OF A VERY LONG OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Admiral Corry died after a bout of bronchitis lead to pneumonia.
   He was appointed to his post at Chatham in September 1905. An able administrator, he came to Chatham at a difficult time, cuts were being implemented by the Government but Corry used his influence to alleviate the effects.
   He was the son of Rear Admiral A. D. Corry, "a fine old sailor", who was 2nd in command of the Baltic Fleet in 1854, during the Crimea War. Corry joined the navy in 1862 as a midshipman. He was involved in the reaction to the "Fenian Invasion" of Canada. As a Sub Lieutenant, he gained three 1st class certificates from the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth and was promoted lieutenant.
   In 1880 he was 1st Lieutenant of H.M.S. Newcastle , the last of three old training ships for young seamen. He drew up schemes for this training which were welcomed by the admiralty.
   After serving on H.M.S. Cleopatra he was promoted Commander in 1882. He served in the squadron which accompanied the Duke of Clarence, and the future Duke of Windsor ( Edward VIII), to Australia, Japan and India. He then served in the Mediterranean and was in command of the Naval Brigade of the Mediterranean Fleet which occupied Alexandria in 1882, following the Arabi Revolt against British imperialism.
   Returning to England he was appointed commander of H.M.S. St. Vincent, a training ship at Portsmouth.
   While there he re-organised, with Admiral Andoe, the training regime. He published "The Executive Officers' Orders, etc., with Regard to the Internal Economy of a Man of War", which remained a standard text at the time of his death. He was promoted to Captain in 1890 and held command of nine sea going vessels. He was commanding the troopship H.M.S. Crocodile, when it's engines broke down with 1,100 men on board, Corry brought the vessel safely to harbour under sail.
   As senior officer at Singapore, he carried out a successful, mock night time assault with three cruisers during manoeuvres.
   In January 1901 he was one of the Guard of Honour when the body of Queen Victoria was landed at Gosport from the Isle of Wight. Appointed A.D.C. To King Edward VII, he was on board the Royal Yacht when the King reviewed the Fleet at Spithead and also rode in the Coronation Procession through London.
   He attained Flag Rank in 1902 and completed the re-organisation of the Fleet Reserve. He had studied the organisation of civilian labour and construction and repair systems in Royal Dockyards, so was a natural choice the post at Chatham Dockyard.
   He was also well qualified from his time at the Royal Naval College, in steam and the steam engine, international law, physics, chemistry, naval architecture, naval tactics and the law of evidence relating to Courts Martial.
   The funeral was quite a spectacular affair, the Dockyard Chapel was full to bursting; mourners included Mayors from the Medway Towns in their robes and chains of office; all commanding and other officers of ships in Chatham and Sheerness who could be spared; Chiefs of the Naval Department; Royal Marine officers, Royal Engineer officers, Dockyard officers. The route to the cemetery was lined with 450 Royal Marines, 450 Royal Engineers and 75 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; 650 Sailors were in the procession and 36 Chief Petty Officers, in straw hats, drew the gun carriage upon which the coffin lay, draped with the Union Flag, accompanied by Naval and Military Bands; a 13 guns salute was fired from Fort Amherst.
   The Dean of Rochester, assisted by several of the Forces Chaplains officiated; finally a firing party fired a salute over the grave.
   After such a spectacular funeral, the monument erected to Corry's memory is rather disappointing, it is commonplace and indistinguishable from many of the similar monuments in the cemetery.

198.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF]
CORNELIUS FINNIS
WOOD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 25th 1903
AGED 49 YEARS
"Rest, Sweetly Rest"
ERECTED BY HIS LOVING WIFE AND CHILDREN
ALSO KATE MARY WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1934
AGED 76 YEARS

199.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF
ESTHER CAROLINE GREEN
WHO DIED THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1904
IN HER 24th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO ALFRED GREEN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 26th JULY 1914 AGED 75 YEARS
"Resting"

HARRIET MARY
GREEN
WIFE AND MOTHER
WHO DIED OCT 3rd 1928
AGED 89 YEARS

1901Census: Alfred, Boilermaker, H.M. Dockyard

200.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CURBS
JOHN GEORGE BLAKE
DIED 15th JULY 1906 AGED 32 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

ALSO JOHN JACOB BLAKE
DIED 15th MARCH 1917
AGED 72 YEARS

HEADSTONE
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
CELIA SABRINA BLAKE
DIED 25th OCTOBER 1925
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO CHARLES THOMAS CLARK
DIED 18th JUNE 1951
AGED 74 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

1901 Census: John Jacob Blake, H.M. Dockyard Labourer

201.   CURBS, ONE FALLEN (Recent health problems mean I have not tried to turn fallen section)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR MOTHER HARRIET CALLOWAY WHO DIED 10th MAY 1911 AGED 72 YEARS (One Line)

202.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHARLES ARCHER
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1901AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
ELSIE MAUD CAROLINE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th AUG 1894
AGED 3 MONTHS

203.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE ELIZABETH PACKER
AT REST 5th JANUARY 1900
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AT REST 20th APRIL 1905
AGED 42 YEARS
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH AMELIA
AT REST 28th JAN 1902
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE ETHEL
THEIR DAUGHTER
AND WIFE OF
HORACE WALTER WHITE
AT REST 7th JAN 1962
AGED 74 YEARS

1901 Census: William, Manager, Bread Baker

204.   HEADSTONE AND CURB

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CLEAVES
WHO DIED 6th JULY 1911
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO SUSAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1920
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO LOUIS CLEAVES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JANUARY 1892
AGED 18 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO FRANK HENRY CLEAVES
WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1922
AGED 42 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO ELIZABETH CLEAVES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th DECEMBER 1924
AGED 43 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

1901 Census: Contractor Carman

205.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HARGRAVES BAKER
WHO DIED ON JANUARY THE 12th 1892
AGED 52 YEARS
"Sweet Rest at Last"
ALSO
ELIZABETH REBECCA BAKER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON OCTOBER 5th 1931
AGED 90 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's Home Above"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of the "Hook and Hatchet" ?

206.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY WILLIAM HARRISON
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 19th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
"Life's Race well Run,
Life's Work well Done,
Life's Crown well Won,
Now comes Rest"
ALSO WILLIAM JOHN
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 1st 1915
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ADA ISABELLA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 3rd 1918
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO BETSEY HARRISON
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
H. W. HARRISON
DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1922
AGED 69 YEARS
"Her Bright Smile Filled our Home with Gladness"
ALSO MARTHA JANE JACKMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
H.W. AND B. HARRISON
DIED JULY 10th 1949
AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Ironmongers and Undertakers; 1911Census: William, Undertaker.

207.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
RO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA JANE LUCY POVEY
DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1893
AGED 73 YEARS
"We Cannot tell who next may Fall,
Beneath thy Chastening Rod,
One must be First but let us All,
Prepare to meet our God"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH GOODHER
DIED 15th MAY 1915
IN HER 86th YEAR
ALSO OF JESSE GOODHER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1912
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ALSO OF EDWIN RHODES
WHO DIED 16th JANUARY 1912
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF
RACHEL HOLLAND RHODES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st APRIL 1948
AGED 91 YEARS

1891Census: Jesse Goodher, Parish Relief; Inquest in Chatham News, 20th January 1912.
1890 Kelly's Directory: Edwin Rhodes, Baker, The Brook.

208.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
FRANCIS A. NIXON
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JAN 1907
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO LILIAN R. NIXON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th MARCH 1941
AGED 57 YEARS
"We cannot Lord thy Purpose see"
AMD VERA F. BEADLE
DAUGHTER OF LILIAN NIXON
BELOVED MOTHER HERSELF
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1986
AGED 65

209.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

HENRY RICHARD THOMPSON DIED 2nd JUNE 1907 AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO ELIZABETH ANN THOMPSON WHO FELL ASLEEP 27th OCTOBER 1964 AGED 82 YEARS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS THOMPSON
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
AUGUST 5th 1927 IN HIS 75th YEAR
ALSO
GEORGE WILLIAM THOMPSON
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE
JUNE 30th 1916 AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ANN THOMPSON
WHO PASSED AWAY
MAY 11th 1940 AGED 88 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

1901 Census: Henry Thompson, Wood Chopper, son of Wood Cutter, at Capstone

210.   PEDESTALS WITH CROSS AND ANGEL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN ESTHER DUFFIELD
WHO DIED 4th JULY 1912 AGED 65 YEARS
"Father I Stretch my Hand to Thee"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MARY ANN E. DUFFIELD
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1916 AGED 71 YEARS
"Hark the Sound of Holy Voices"

1911Census: Retired Engineer

211.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN SAD MEMORY
OF
MABEL MARY BURR
WHO DIED MARCH 29th 1911
IN HER 34th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO HERBERT JAMES BURR
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 1st 1912
AGED 22 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO OF
GEORGE WILLIAM BURR
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST
AUGUST 31st 1914
AGED 32 YEARS

1911Census: Herbert Burr, Wine Merchant's Clerk; George Burr, Labourer

212.   "BOOK" STYLE STONE

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF ALSO
WILLIAM J. MATILDA
ROSKILLY HIS WIFE
MATTHEW DIED 29th 11 1936
DIED 29th 8 1909 AGED 76 YEARS
AGED 49 YEARS

1901Census: Railway Labourer

213.   TALL GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM SHEPPARD
LATE CLR. SGT. R.M.L.I. CHATHAM DIVISION
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE ELIZA SHEPPARD
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1919
AGED 57 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANNIE ELIZA SHEPPARD
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 29th 1938
AGED 71 YEARS
"Eternal Rest"
ALSO
HORACE WILLIAM BARNABAS
SHEPPARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORENCE
AT REST JANUARY 26th 1969
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE BEATRICE
HIS BELOVED WIFE
REUNITED MARCH 3rd 1973
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE ALBERT BARNABAS
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
6th DECEMBER 2002 AGED 96
ALSO
DOROTHY EVELYN SHEPPARD
HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED
26th SEPTEMBER 1991 AGED 81

214.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
MAUD CHUTER (NEE BRUNT)
THE BELOVED WIFE OF EDWARD CHUTER
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1919
AGED 31 YEARS
"The Feeling of my Love will Never be Old"
ALSO THE ABOVE EDWARD
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1965
AGED 80 YEARS
"Reunited"

215.   "CHEST TOMB" ON MASSIVE, STEPPED BASE"

Image removed.
BIRD

FREDERICK GODFREY BIRD
CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY, C.M.G., D.S.O.
LEGION D'HONNEUR
NOV. III MDCCCLXVIII
DEC. XXIX MCMXIX
CAPTAIN DOVER DRIFTER PATROL
IN THE GREAT WAR

216.   PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOUISA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHN WEST
DIED OCT 23rd 1911
AGED 59 YEARS
"At Rest"
"She Suffered Much but Murmured,
[Not                                                    ]
[                                                          ]
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN
WEST
DIED JUNE 1st 1940
AGED 80 YEARS

ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
WILLIAMS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF LOUISA
PASSED AWAY DEC. 8th 1940
AGED 68 YEARS

ALSO LOUISA BEATRICE WILLIAMS
WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1954
AGED 81 YEARS

217.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

"Peace,
Perfect Peace"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST
HENRY EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MELINDA TRANT GEORGE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 19th 1915
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MELINDA TRANT GEORGE
WHO FELL ASLEEP? AUGUST 1957 AGED 92 YEARS

1909 Kelly's Directory: Grocer, Luton Road and Rainham.

218.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY JOHN LAY
WHO DIED 28th JANUARY 1891
AGED 40 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW EMPLOYEES OF THE
AXE BRAND WORKS
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR DEEP RESPECT
ALSO HIS SON
STANLEY CHARLES LAY
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1891
AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO
CAROLINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
12th MARCH 1929
AGED 72 YEARS

The Axe Brand factory was a clothing manufacturer established in the old Chatham Workhouse building, later replaced by the Ritz Cinema, in turn replaced by a Bingo Hall.

219.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN
UNFADING MEMORY
OF
SERGT. WILLIAM HENRY BOURNES M.M.
7th BATT CANADIANS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EDITH ELLEN BOURNES
DIED 29th NOV 1918 AGED 33 YEARS
"The Peace that Passeth all Understanding"
ALSO EDITH ELLEN HIS BELOVED WIFE
REUNITED 3rd OCT 1957 AGED 73 YEARS

Did Bournes die in the Influenza epidemic?

220.   RED GRANITE CRUCIFORM COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES KELLY
WHO DIED 15th SEPT 1891
AGED 49 YEARS
R.I.P

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of the "Red Lion", Military Road

221.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS, DOUBLE PLOT

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH McCREA
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
22nd JANUARY 1905 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO MINNIE S. HIS DEVOTED WIFE
REUNITED 20th DEC. 1915
ALSO CHARLES EDWIN McCREA THEIR SON
KILLED IN ACTION 3rd MARCH 1917 AGED 19 YEARS
R.I.P.

EVALENA C. McCREA
1905 – 1986
CREMATED
PRAY FOR
EDWIN STEPHEN ALBON
HUSBAND OF NORAH
DIED 6th MARCH 1983
R.I.P.
CREMATED
PRAY FOR NORAH ALBON
DIED 20th DECEMBER 1980
PRAY FOR FR. MICHAEL ALBON
DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1981
R-I-P

222.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

MAJOR & BREVET LIEUT. COLONEL
JOHN BRECKNOCK NOBLE
ROYAL MARINES
9th MARCH 1917 AGED 49

223.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

MY DEAR HUSBAND LORENZO CLEVERTON LIPOP DIED NOV 12th 1918 AGED 23 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM ERNEST WILLIAMS DIED MAY 28th 1891 AGED 5½ YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
SARAH EMILY WILLIAMS
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1939
IN HER 80th YEAR
"Faithful Unto Death"
ALSO JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1946
AGED 90 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO EMILY ADA SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 16th 1958
AGED 79 YEARS

John William, (a Shipwright) and Sarah Williams are the transcriber's great grand parents.
Lorenzo Lipop, a Shipwright-Draughtsman, died as a result of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 - 19

INQUEST ON WILLIAM WILLIAMS, CHATHAM NEWS, JUNE 6th 1891
"The City Coroner (Mr W. H. Bell, LL.B) held an inquest at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, on Saturday morning last, before a jury, of which Mr H.G. Homan was foreman, touching the death of William Edward (sic) Williams, aged 5 years, whose death resulted from a fall from the high bank at the side of Chatham Hill.
   John Williams, a journeyman shipwright of 11 Thorold Road, Chatham, identified the deceased as his son. On the previous Thursday he was sent for from work because an accident had happened to the deceased, who had been taken to the Hospital. He went direct to that institution, and found the deceased was unconscious. He heard the deceased had fallen from a bank 20 feet high near his house.
   John Thomas Parston (sic) (Panton ?), general dealer, of 4, Rhode Street, Chatham, said he was proceeding down Chatham Hill soon after eleven o'clock on Thursday morning. He saw the deceased falling from a high bank on Chatham Hill. He fell into the stone gutter by the side of the road, striking the side of his head. He was about 30 yards above the spot at the moment, and he rushed at once to the deceased. He picked him up, and he was then insensible. He saw no one else at the top of the bank, and could assign no cause for the fall. He placed the deceased in Mr Church's trap which was passing, and drove him to the hospital.
   By a juror :there was no fence at the top of the bank, and a horse fell over there a short time ago. He understood that the place was use for grazing.
   Another juror said that the plateau at the top the bank was apparently used as a public recreation ground.
   Dr Nankivell, surgeon at the Hospital, said that deceased was admitted into the Hospital on the 28th inst. suffering from fracture of the skull. He died the same evening about nine hours after admission. The cause of death was the fracture, which was such as might be caused by a fall from a height.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Death from misadventure""

Image removed.
JOHN AND SARAH WILLIAMS AND THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER, MARY LIPOP, WHO WAS THE ONLY CHILD OF LORENZO LIPOP AND HILDA. MARY MARRIED JOURNALIST, DUNCAN RAND IN 1941; DUNCAN WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE MEDWAY LITTLE THEATRE. PHOTOGRAPH C. 1923

END OF SECTION A, B, C, E AND F

 

SECTION F F

224.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

ON LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES MOORE
WHO DIED 21st JANUARY 1901
AGED 60 YEARS
"[                  ] Patient in thy Suffering,
When no hand could give thee Ease,
God the Helper of the Helpless,
Saw thy Grief and gave thee Peace"
ALSO
CATHERINE JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th SEPTEMBER 1913
AGED 63? YEARS
ALSO
ETHEL HARRIET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th FEBRUARY 1944
AGED 60 YEARS
"Sadly Missed but not Forgotten"

1881 Census: Railway Guard

225.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK THOMAS
(LATE R.H.A.)
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH ELIZABETH BEEDEN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1901
AGED 32 YEARS
"The Spirit hath returned unto God who gave it"
ALSO OF
JOHN THOMAS BLACKMAN
FATHER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 30th 1925
AGED 83 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

226.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN SOAMES WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1901 AGED 35 YEARS

227.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LUCY MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WALTER COLYER
WHO FELL ASLEEP [     ] MAY 1901
AGED 51 YEARS
"Sleep on Dear One [         ]
God taketh those [          ]"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WALTER COLYER
[DIED 1921]
[AGED 72 YEARS]

1881Census: Blacksmith at H.M. Dockyard

228.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE HUGGETT
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1901
AGED 64 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE HUGGETT
WHO DIED OCT 1st 1911
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1943
AGED 46 YEARS

1881Census: George Huggett, Shipwright.

229.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD FREDERICK PEARCE
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1902
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO AGNES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1915
AGED 58 YEARS

1901Census: Carpenter

230.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PERCIVAL BOORMAN
WHO DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1902 AGED 5 ½ MONTHS

ALSO FREDERICK DUNSTAN BOORMAN WHO DIED 28th APRIL 1917 AGED 40 YEARS

ALSO LOUISE WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1953 AGED 75 YEARS

1911 Census: Engine Fitter at H.M. Dockyard

231.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARGARET RADFORD SMITH WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1903 AGED 79 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO WILLIAM SMITH WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1903 ? AGED 83? YEARS

1881Census: At Minster, Retired Dock Yard Shipwright.

232.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES MORGANS
WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1903
AGED 49 YEARS
"Over the Line, why should I Remain,
I'll Cross it and go to Jesus"
ALSO MINNIE LAVINA
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1903
AGED 29 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES MORGANS
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1908
AGED 58 YEARS
"Past all Pain For Ever, done with Sorrow now"

1901 Census: Blacksmith, H.M. Dockyard

233.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
A. E. KILLIAN
SHIPWRIGHT 2nd CL. RN 346954
H.M.S. GIBRALTAR
13th JUNE 1919   AGE 28

234.  CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SOPHIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY HOLDEN WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1905 AGED 69 YEARS (One Line)

1890 Kelly's Directory: Henry Holden, Landlord of the "Saracen's Head", The Brook

235.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE BRIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 24th 1904
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
EVA BRIGHT
WHO DIED FEB 10th 1908
AGED 7 MONTHS
"For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO JAMES ARTHUR
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ADELAIDE BRIGHT
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1924
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO PETER
HUSBAND OF JANE BRIGHT
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1927
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ADSLAIDE MARY BRIGHT
WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1949
AGED 71 YEARS
AND BESSIE DAUGHTER DIED 19th JULY 1901
AGED 13 MONTHS

236.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HELEN CLARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE BENHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 9th 1904
AGED 27 YEARS
"Yet since you could no longer stay to Cheer us,
with your Love,
We Hope to Meet Again in yon' Bright
World Above"

237.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY WREN WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1903 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA WREN WHO DIED 28th MAY 1918 AGED 61? YEARS

238.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH JANE KNOTT
LATE LEADING SHIPWRIGHT R.N.
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1903
AGED 26 YEARS
"Anchored Safely,
Sweet the Sleep he so much Needed,
Free from Sorrow, Grief and Pain,
Looking on his Face, so Peaceful,
Could we Wish him Back Again"
ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES
THE ARTISANS OF H.M.S. REPULSE
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH JANE
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 19[  ]
AGED 42 YEARS

239.  HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST JOHN MORRIS
2nd LIEUT. 1st BATT. PRINCE OF WALES
NOTYJ STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ETHEL MAUD MORRIS
WHO DIED FROM GAS POISONING RECEIVED IN ACTION
JUNE THE 17th 1916 AGED 38 YEARS
"Could we have Raised his Dying Head,
Or Heard his Last Farewell,
The Blow would not have been so Hard,
To those who Loved him Well"
INTERRED IN THE FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY AT DRANOUTRE
ALSO EDWARD WILLIAM WELLS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th MARCH 1931
IN HIS 87th YEAR
"At Rest"

240.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
EMMA COLLINS
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1900
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS OBIDIAH COLLINS
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1915 ?
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881Census: Tomas Collins, Mariner

241.   CURBS

JOHN JAMES FREEMAN WHO DIED MAY 26th 1908 AGED 31 YEARS

ALSO HIS DAUGHTER ETHEL MAY FREEMAN WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1909 AGED 3 YEARS

242.   CURBS

MY DEAR MOTHER HARRIET SMITH DIED 11th JUNE 1908 AGED 58 YEARS

OUR DEAR SON GEORGE ALFRED PARRY DIED 1st JANUARY 1916 AGED 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS

243.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN THOMAS FUNNELL WHO DIED JUNE 23rd 1908 AGED 66 YEARS

ALSO HIS WIFE LUCY FUNNELL WHO DIED NOV 29th 1913 AGED 72 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Outfitter

244.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS WITH ANGEL

IN FOND AND CHERISHED
REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
ALFRED JOHN NORRIS
DIED THE 9th OF JULY 1909
AGED 46 YEARS
A KIND AND LOVING MOTHER
"A Bitter Grief, a Shock Severe,
To Part with One we Loved so Dear,
Our Loss is Great, we'll not Complain,
But Hope in Heaven to Meet Again"
ALSO THE ABOVE ALFRED JOHN
WHO DIED THE 20th AUGUST 1951
AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO OF THEIR
THIRD SON
ARTHUR NORRIS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1912
AGED 21 YEARS
"His Toils are Past, his Work is Done,
And he is Fully Blest,
He Fought the Fight, the Victory Won,
And Entered into Rest"

1911 Census: Alfred Norris, Recorder of Works, H. M. Dockyard;
Arthur Norris, Fitter and Turner at Cement Works, Northfleet?

245.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH FRASER WHO DIED 27th JANUARY 1915 AGED 54 YEARS

ALSO ALFRED JOHN ROBERTS WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1910 AGED 30 YEARS

246.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CELIA ROGERS
WHO DIED OCT 24th 1911
AGED 33 YEARS
"She hath done what she Could"

247.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE MOSS
WHO DIED 2nd AUGUST 1902
AGED 55 YEARS
"A Husband Good and Father Kind,
His Soul has Passed Away,
Passed from a World of Endless Pain,
With Christ his King to Stay"
ALSO WILLIAM ALFRED MOSS
BELOVED GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd OCTOBER 1914
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT MOSS
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th DECEMBER 1938
AGED 85 YEARS

1881Census: Agricultural Labourer

248.   VOLUTED STONE (WORN)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WINCH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 22nd ? 1907 AGED 71 YEARS
[                                         ]
ALSO ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [                       ] 1912 AGED [74] YEARS

1881Census: Stoker, H.M. Dockyard; wife Alice Tobacconist

249.   CURBS

OUR DEAR MOTHER ANN ELIZABETH RUBERY WHO DIED 27th NOV 1907 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES WILLIAM RUBERY WHO DIED 29th AUG 1926 AGED 76 YEARS

1881Census: Boiler Maker

250.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE ARTHUR HOWLETT WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 9th 1909 AGE 18 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO GEORGE ARTHUR HOWLETT WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd NOV 1922 AGED 59 YEARS

251.   CURBS

HANNAH BAKER DIED APRIL 3rd 1910 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND THOMAS BAKER DIED AUG 22nd 1934 AGED 83 YEARS

1911Census: Excavator at H.M. Dockyard, Living in Gillingham

252.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE WARD
WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST 1910
AGED 59 YEARS
"A Sudden Change at God's Command she Fell,
She had no Chance to Bid her Friends Farewell,
Affliction came without Warning given,
And bid her haste to meet God in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WARD
WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1912
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH MacCANNA
WHO ENTERED THE HOMELAND
28th JULY 1923 AGED 59 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"

253.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCES ANN BETTNAM BAKER WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1911 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)

SUSAN BELOVED DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL BAKER DIED 6th OCT 1931 ? AGED 71 ? YEARS

254.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE MAUD MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF W.J.J. GUNN
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1907
AGED 44? YEARS
A DEVOTED WIFE AND LOVING MOTHER
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED WALTER JOHN JAMES GUNN
P.M. 2404 PPOS TO BRKPIT [   ]?
PZ 2404 P? OP? KENT
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 19[3]0
AGED 68 YEARS

255.   SMALL "BOOK" TYPE AND CURBS

WILLIAM THOMAS JURY WHO DIED MAY 6th 1907 AGED 45 YEARS

ALSO OF HIS WIFE EMMELINE ELIZABETH WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1948 AGED 82 YEARS

IN
LOVING MEMORY ALSO
OF 
A WONDERFUL HUSBAND 
"TED" 
EDWARD JURY 
WHO DIED 
16th MARCH 1968 
AGED 75 YEARS
"A FAITHFUL SERVANT
OF GOD"
HIS
LOVING WIFE
ELSIE HARRIETT
WHO DIED
17th OCT 1975
AGED 75 YEARS
 "REUNITED"

256.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS HERSEY POWELL
DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1907
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
GLADYS EILEEN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ELIZABETH POWELL
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1967 IN HER HUNDRETH YEAR

257.    SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWIN ARNOLD
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1916
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO KEZIAH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1927
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO FRANK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th NOVEMBER 1902
AGED 20 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THOMAS ARNOLD
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1937
AGED 53 YEARS

258.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HENRY
HUDSON
WHO DIED JULY 13th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
"Farewell Dear Wife, my Life is Past,
You Loved me Dearly to the Last,
Grieve not for Me, but to Prepare,
For Heaven to your Greatest Care"
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1925
IN HER 83rd YEAR
"At Rest"

259.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

8376 PRIVATE
S.F. BECK
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT
21st APRIL 1918 AGED 30
"With Christ"

260.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES PIKE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST SEPTEMBER 29th 1906
AGED 48 YEARS
"Sweet Rest in Heaven"
ALSO MARY JANE PIKE
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 21st 1942
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES PIKE
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 6th 1947
AGED 86 YEARS
FREDERICK RUPERT PIKE
BORN 20th MARCH 1899
DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1977

1911Census: Charles Pike, Navy Pensioner, living in Gillingham

261.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TIRSLEY
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1907
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1911
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO ABIGAIL MARIAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1952
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO STEWART FRASER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1954
AGED 77 YEARS

262.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN SHEPHERD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1906
AGED 47 YEARS
"Gone from us but not Forgotten.
Never shall thy Memory Fade,
Loving Thoughts shall Ever Linger,
Round the Spot where thou art Laid"
ALSO BENJAMIN ARTHUR RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1954
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1957
AGED 85 YEARS

1901Census: Benjamin Shepherd, Confectioner and Baker, Luton Road

263.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN WALKER WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1910 AGED 81 YEARS

ALSO CAROLINE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE [GOD]WIN ? WHO DIED APRIL [    ] 1931 IN HER 81st YEAR (One Line)

264.   CURB

FREDERICK FRANCIS WHO DIED JULY 21st 1910 AGED 54 YEARS

265.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
FRANCES SCOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP 20th NOVEMBER 1913
AGED 74 YEARS
"She is not Dead but Sleepeth"
ALSO
WALTER HENRY BOOTH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 5th AUGUST 1911
AGED 37 YEARS
"Sleep on Dear One and take thy Rest,
God taketh those le Loveth Best"
ALSO
VIOLET ETHEL BOOTH
WHO DIED 19th FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 19 YEARS

1911Census: Walter Booth, Flour Carter at Steam Mill

266.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY GERMAN
WHO DIED 22nd JUNE 1917
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd NOVEMBER 1938
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

267.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
WALTER
BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA METCALF
C.P.O. ROYAL NAVY
DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1919
IN HIS 45th YEAR
"His End was Peace"
ALSO EMMA SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 15th OCTOBER 1950
AGED 76 YEARS
"Reunited"

268.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSIAH LINNELL
WHO DIED ON THE 13th APRIL 1898
AGED 58 YEARS
"The Morning Comes, we cannot tell,
How we may Spend the Day,
Death like a Sudden Whirlwind came,
And Snatched his Life Away"
ALSO
SARAH ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
23rd JANUARY 1925
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1890 Kelly's Directory and 1891 Census: Cab Proprietor , Cannon Street

269.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MARTIN DIED 7th JULY 1905 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO CAROLINE HIS WIFE DIED 4th APRIL 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of "Sir Colin Campbell" Public House

270.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MARTIN DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1905 AGED 23 YEARS

ALSO FANNY MARTIN WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1918 IN HER 68th YEAR

271.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSAN DUNCAN
WHO DIED SEPT 18th 1905
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF MATILDA BROWN
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1910 IN HER 86th YEAR

272.   VOLUTED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT ISAAC GREGORY
QUARRINGTON
WHO DIED 29th SEPTEMBER 1905
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO AMELIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1931
IN HER 86th YEAR
ALSO ALBERT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1922
AGED 42 YEARS
"At Rest"

1901Census: Robert Quarrington, House Carpenter

273.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK JAMES
BOATMAN
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 7th 1905
AGED 76 YEARS
"Weep not for me my Children Dear,
I am not Dead but Sleeping here,
The Lord hath chosen mt Time to come,
To Dwell with Him in Heaven above"
ALSO JAMES NORRIS
SON-IN-LAW OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 7th 1946
AGED 76 YEARS
"A Sudden Change at God's Command he Fell,
He had no Chance to bid his friends Farewell,
Afflictions came without Warning given,
And bid him Haste to meet his God in Heaven"
ALSO HARRIET E. NORRIS
DIED OCT 6th 1947
AGED 83 YEARS

274.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWIN WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1911
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DIED 16th DECEMBER 1915
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO NORAH CHRISTOPHER
GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th AUGUST 1915
AGED 14 DAYS
ALSO TWO GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE
ALBERT LEONARD CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1918
AGED 24 YEARS
BERTRAM WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE
5th OCTOBER 1918 AGED 20 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Edwin Shoe Maker, Fair Row; 1911Census: Elizabeth, Grocer

275.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR JOHN TESTER
DIED JULY 12th 1911
IN HER 52nd YEAR
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
JESSIE AGED 3 YEARS
AND JOHN W. AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MERCY MARY TESTER
DIED DECEMBER 14th 1920
IN HER 81st YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR JOHN TESTER
DIED JUNE 7th 1928
IN HIS 68th YEAR

1911Census: Cabinet Manufacturer

276.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
IVY DOROTHY WOOD
WHO DIED 28th DEC 1911
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO
ROBERT WILLIAM WOOD
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th DEC 1917
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY ANN WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th DEC 1930
AGED 67 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

1911 Census: Scale Maker at Rochester

277.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/10684 PRIVATE
H. FALKUS
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
16th MARCH 1915 AGE 43
"Gone but not Forgotten"

278.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

22554 PRIVATE
A. BATHURST
BORDER REGIMENT
10th JULY 1916 AGED 19
"Sweet is the Memory,
That Never Fades,
Of Him we Loved,
But could not Save"

279.   CURBS

WILLIAM HENRY WRAY DIED 23rd JAN 1911 IN HIS 76th YEAR

ALSO OF HIS WIFE MARY ANN WRAY DIED 20th SEPT 1915 AGED 71 YEARS

1901 Census: General Dealer

280.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

22392 PRIVATE
F. GILES
ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS
21st JANUARY 1918 AGED 43
"Gone but not Forgotten"

281.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
NELLIE LEWIS
WHO DIED ON MARCH 26th 1909
AGED 63
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO FREDERICK SOWTER
WHO DIED MAY 4th 1928
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO WALTER LEWIS
FOR 33 YEARS CHAIRMAN OF THE
CHATHAM WORKING MENS' CLUB AND INSTITUTE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1930
IN HIS 79th YEAR
"When the Toil is Over,
Then comes Rest and Peace,
Jesus in his Beauty,
Songs that Never Cease"

1911Census: Fred Sowter, a Compositor lodging with Lewis who is a School Attendance Officer

282.   CURBS

FLORENCE JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH WILLAM LEECH WHO DIED SEPT 16th 1909 AGED 34 YEARS (One Line)

283.   SMALL HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JAMES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LOUISA MAXWELL
DIED 1st MARCH 1919
AGED 62 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done"
ALSO LOUISA
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 9th OCT 1949
AGED 89 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: At Tonbridge?, Army Pensioner

284.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MILLER DIED 14th JANUARY 1902 AGED 63 YEARS

ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE EMILY MILLER DIED 17th JULY 1917 AGED 75 YEARS

285.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
BOMDR. WALTER ATKINS GREEN
[                     ?                    ]
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 30th 1916
AGED 33 / YEARS
"         Verse?          "
ALSO WALTER GREEN (HIS BABY?)
DIED AUGUST [    ] 1909 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO LILIAN E. GREEN
DIED NOV 9th 1955 AGED 71 YEARS

286.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS JOHN MORRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV 15th 1914
AGED 56 YEARS
"Loving and True, she rests in the Lord"
ALSO T.J. MORRISON HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 16th 1947 AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT WILLIAM
TREADWELL C.E.R.A.
LOST HIS LIFE IN CHINA
JANUARY 13th 1927 AGED 39
"Ever in our Thoughts"

1911 Census: Thomas Morrison, Messenger

287.   CURBS

MARY ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF ALFRED HARRY HALES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd JUNE 1901 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO JOSEPH WILLIAM THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZA JANE LEECH DIED 21st AUG 1905 AGED 61 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO THE ABOVE ELIZA JANE LEECH DIED 17th DEC 1936 AGED 88 YEARS

1901 Census: Joseph Leech at Plumstead, born Chatham, Butcher

288.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS WITH COPED LEDGER

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE MATILDA ROGERS
WHO DIED 16th SEPT 1901
AGED 50 YEARS
"Redeemed by the Precious
Blood of Christ"
ALSO CAROLINE WIDOW OF
VINCENT G.C. ROGERS
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1908
AGED 81 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
VINCENT GERALD CHARLES ROGERS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM OLD BURIAL GROUND
A.D. 1865

1861 Census: Vincent Rogers, Cutter, Army Clothier

289.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CARNIE
DIED JANUARY 4th 1909
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO OF
FANNY ELIZABETH
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 29th 1908
AGED 65 YEARS
JOHN SIDNEY CARNIE
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1901
AGED 5 MONTHS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

290.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FLORENCE REBECCA
WIFE OF BERNARD V. PATTISON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th 1908
AGED 22 YEARS
"Sacrificed to the Lord"
ALSO
BERNARD RICHARD PATTISON
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 11th 1909
AGED 1 YEARS
[                                 ]
ELIZABETH LOUISA SAXTO[N]
[ DIED 1916]
[AGED 80 YEARS]

291.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN FOAT
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1910
AGED 62 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT 21st 1919
AGED 70 YEARS
"the Memory of the Just is Blessed"

1901 Census: Joiner, H.M. Gun Wharf, lived in Sainsbury Road

292.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELMORE
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1900
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC 19th 1906
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA ANN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 16th 1902
AGED 53 YEARS
"Happy Soul that finds a Re[st]"

1891 Census: Carpenter., Perry Street

293.   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR STANLEY FRANK M.D., R.N.
SIXTH SON OF
GEORGE AND MARIANNE FRANK
LOW HALL, KIRBY MOORSIDE, YORKSHIRE
BORN SEPTEMBER 2nd 1877
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1900
"The Lord Gave and the Lord
Hath Taken Away"

294.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED BARTON
THE DEARLY LOVED AND ONLY
SON OF
ALFRED AND EMMELINE
COOPER
OF BENENDEN
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
JULY 12th 1901
AGED 27 YEARS
"Father in thy Gracious Keeping
Leave we now thy Servant Sleeping"

1901 Census: Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist of Ordnance Terrace, born Hawkhurst

295.   CURBS

CHARLES JAMES SOUTHERWOOD WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1912 AGED 46 YEARS

ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE CHRISTIANA MAUD WHO DIED 14th FEB 1940 AGED 73 YEARS

296.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER JOHN SPRATT
DIED 15th JULY 1914
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
ELLEN SPRATT
DIED 5th MAY 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THEIR SON
ARTHUR HENRY SPRATT
DIED OF WOUNDS AT PALESTINE 13th DEC 1917
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
NELLIE SPRATT
DIED 9th FEB 1927
AGED 34 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

297.   CURBS

ROBERT JAMES MAYNARD WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1911 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1926 AGED 79 YEARS

1901 Census: Carpenter, H.M. Dockyard

298.   WHITE MARBLE HEADSTONE

JOHN
THE BELOVED
HUSBAND OF
SARAH IRESON
WHO DIED
DECEMBER 21st 1911
AGED 68 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP
DECEMBER 21st 1950
AGED 82 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO FREDERICK VICTOR
BILLINGHURST
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED
OCTOBER 3rd 1981
AGED 61 YEARS
"At Rest"

1901 Census: John Ireson, Corporation Labourer

299.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

A.J. BEST
ORDINARY SEAMAN
H.M.S. "GENERAL WOLFE"
8th NOVEMBER 1918 AGED 19
"Gone but not Forgotten"

300.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH P. ALBORN WHO DIED MAY 4th 1910 ? AGED 74 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM E. ALBORN WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1910 ? AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Skilled Labourer of Luton Road

301.    HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN CHURCH PEABODY
REYNOLDS
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1898
AGED 73 YEARS
"Heaven is Rest"

302.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH ELIZABETH PARKER WHO DIED 1st MARCH 1900 AGED 44 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO OF AMELIA GROVES WHO DIED 24th MARCH 1938 AGED 59 YEARS

303.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS STOCK
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1900
AGED 64 YEARS
"Loved by All who Knew Her"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS STOCK
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1905
AGED 69 YEARS
"Gone to Rest"
ALSO SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY J. MEDHURST
WHO DIED 23rd JAN 1941
AGED 68 YEARS

304.   CURBS



EMMA MARTHA GRAY BLANDEN WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 25th 1910 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO ANDREW GRAY WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1911 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN GRACE BLANDEN WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1915 AGED 37 YEARS

1901 Census: Andrew Gray?, at West Ham, born Chatham, Boiler Maker ?

305.   CURBS

ALSO MARY BROWN
DIED JANUARY 31st 1911 AGED 37 ? YEARS
ALSO THOMAS BROWN
DIED AUGUST 18th 1911 AGED 35 YEARS

306.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

265878 PRIVATE
T. BLANDEN
SUFFOLK REGIMENT
31st OCTOBER 1918

307.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZA BACON WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1898 AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO JAMES BACON WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1912 AGED 70 YEARS

1911 Census: Pensioner, Watch Company ?

308.   CURBS, DOUBLE PLOT

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY TUCKER WHO DIED ON THE 24th DAY OF JUNE 1899 AGED 51 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO HENRY TUCKER SON DIED [    ] FEB 1912 AGED 42 AND CHARLES TUCKER SON DIED 9th NOV 1918 AGED 4[   ]

ALSO CHARLES BURGESS FATHER [      ] TUCKER DIED 26th OCT 1899 AGED 82 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO R.C. TUCKER SON LATE PTE 2nd E. KENT REGT KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES FEB 14th 1915 AGED 31 YEARS (One Line)

309.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE AMELIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF W.H. ROLFE OF MAIDSTONE
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES FOWLER
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1899
AGED 28 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO FREDERICK
SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES FOWLER
WHO DIED NOV 10th 1910
AGED 25 YEARS
INTERRED IN GIBRALTER CEMETERY
ALSO JAMES FOWLER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1929
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO JAMES CHARLES FOWLER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1956
AGED 75 YEARS
ERECTED BY HER FATHER JAMES FOWLER

1901 Census: James Fowler, Senior, Messenger at Naval Stores.

310.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE JAMES
THE BELOVED SON OF
MARY ANN SENIOR
WHO DIED SEPT 11th 1908
AGED 33 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's Home Above"
ERECTED BY A FEW FRIENDS

1901 Census: Shipyard Labourer

311.   LEDGER

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZA ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HUNT LARKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 4th 1897
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN HUNT LARKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 24th 1906
AGED 83 YEARS
"Farewell Dear [                        ]
My? Loving[                ] no More
[              ] Loving Eyes shall Weep
[                ] Dear Parents [         ]" 

1881 Census: Greenwich Pensioner, Labourer

END OF SECTION F F

 

SECTION H H

312.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

J.H. THROWER
STOKER 1st CLASS RN K/2168
H.M.S. "LIFFEY"
28th APRIL 1918 AGE 28

313.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN HALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 4th 1900
AGED 55 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN WILLIAM HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1928
AGED 82 YEARS
"Reunited"

1881Census: Fair Row, Chatham, Ship Riveter, mother has shop; 1890 Kelly's Directory, Shop Keeper, Fair Row; 1901Census: Ship Fitter ?

314.   CURBS

HARRIET LEONARD WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1903 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 9th DEC 1929 AGED 79 YEARS

1911Census: Agricultural Labourer

315.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MORRISS
DIED 6th DEC 1905
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
FIRST WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 8th NOV 1875 AGED 25 YEARS
INTERRED IN THIS CEMETERY
ALSO
ELIZABETH CUTHBERTSON MORRISS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 13th OCT 1912 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS MORRISS
DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1933
AGED 80 ? YEARS

316.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH THOMAS DUNN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1908
AGED 20 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
"He is Gone but not Forgotten,
Never shall his Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts will Ever Linger,
Round the Spot where he is Laid"
ALSO WILLIAM DUNN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th 1913
AGED 55 YEARS

1911Census: William Dunn, Senior, Rigger's Labourer

317.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BONHAM
WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1909
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF EMILY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1910
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR SON
ANDREW CHARLES BONHAM
WHO DIED SEPT 27th 1909
AGED 28 YEARS

1901Census: William, Labourer, H.M. Dockyard; Andrew, Hammerman, H.M. Dockyard

318.   VOLUTED MARBLE

IN MEMORY OF
JANE P. DOHERTY
DIED NOV 19th 1899
AGED 67
ALSO OF
JOHN HER HUSBAND
DIED JAN 27th 1910
AGED 77
ALSO THEIR SON
GEORGE CHARLES DOHERTY H.M.S. "BULWARK"
DIED NOV 26th 1914 AGED 42 YEARS
"A BULWARK VICTIM"
"The Sea Gave up it's Dead"

1901Census: John Doherty, Bargeman of Rochester

319.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS ATKINSON
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS MARCH 30th ? 1909
AGED 40 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
"Farewell Sweet Flower [      ] ours,
For you have gone to Rest,
The Saviour has but Called you,
To Fold to his Breast"

320.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
THOMAS HARTLEY
WHO DIED FEB 22nd 1904
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARTLEY
WHO DIED DEC 6th 1917
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE MARY HARTLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 23rd 1948
R.I.P.

321.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

048031 PRIVATE
A.E. MOORE
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
5th FEBRUARY 1919 AGED 30

BELOVED HUSBAND
OF LETITIA MOORE

322.  CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR HOGBEN WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st JUNE 1908 AGED 42 YEARS

ALSO OF MILDRED FOLKES WHO FELL ASLEEP 10th FEB 1944 ? AGED 82 YEARS

1901Census: Tailor/Men's Outfitter

323.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

CH/9634 PRIVATE
H.T. YOUNG
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
16th JULY 1917 AGED 39

324.   CURBS

EMMA CLATWORTHY WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1915 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1939 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM PAINTER WHO DIED 10th JULY 1915 AGED 88 YEARS

1881Census: William Painter, Sawyer; 1911Census: George Clatworthy, Carpenter and Joiner for Builder/Undertaker

325.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN DARLEY C.M.
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1906
IN HER 65th YEAR
ALSO OF THOMAS HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LATE CURATOR OF DRAWINGS H.M. DOCKYARD
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1910 IN HIS 72nd YEAR

Image removed.
RELIEF OF H.M.S. "NORTHAMPTON" 1888

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A GRAND HUSBAND AND FATHER
HENRY CYRIL DARLEY
ENG LIEUT COMDR R.N.
AT REST 31st AUGUST 1954
IN HIS 80th YEAR
"He Ploughed the Oceans for his Country and his Family"
(Masonic Symbol)

ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE
GEORGINA KATE
AT REST 8th JANUARY 1956
AGED 81 YEARS
INTERRED IN GRAVE NO 1159 SECTION H.H.

1901 Census: Thomas Darley, Curator of Drawings and Records, Retired

326.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

54631 PRIVATE
ERNEST THOMAS BROYDEN
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT
8th JULY 1919 AGED 21
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BROYDEN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
1st DECEMBER 1925 AGED 81

327.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

W.T. PUNT D.S.M.
STO. PETTY OFFICER RN 302295
H.M.S. "LAERTES"
6th MAY 1916 AGED 34
"His Memory is as Dear Today,
as in the Hour,
he Passed away"

328.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

2002604 PRIVATE
W.G. HATT
8th RES. BN. CANADIAN INF.
7th APRIL 1918 AGE 17
"To Memory Ever Dear"

329.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN MURPHY
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1915
AGED 54 YEARS
"A More Devoted Wife and Mother Ever Lived"
ALSO
EDITH MAUD MURPHY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th MARCH 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
DANIEL MURPHY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 12th 1921
AGED 66 YEARS
"They Called Me and I Came"

330.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
SARAH TALBOT
DIED 15th NOV. 1915 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
HER DAUGHTER CLARA HULLAND
DIED 28th OCT. 1950 AGED 70 YEARS

331.   CURBS

ELLEN MARY BRISLEY WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1916 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO VICTOR ALBERT HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13th NOV 1943 AGED 74 YEARS

332.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

28806 PRIVATE
H.E. RICHARDS
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
11th SEPTEMBER 1918 AGE 19
"Rest Eternal
Light Perpetual"

LOUISA THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH E. RICHARDS WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1919 AGED 57 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO HORATIO (RAY) THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1918 AGED 19 YEARS (One Line)

333.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

5789C. QMR. SERJT.
E.W. STEELE
ROYAL ENGINEERS
14th DECEMBER 1919 AGE 39

ALSO HIS WIFE ETHEL MAY
16th FEBRUARY 1948 AGE 63

334.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

240332 PRIVATE
W. WEBB
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
27th MARCH 1919 AGE 20
"At Rest"

335.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CH/19762 PRIVATE
H. PRANGNELL
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918 AGE 19
"Duty Done,
At Rest with Mother"

IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED PARENTS HENRY PRANGNELL FELL ASLEEP 21st MARCH 1957 AGED 89 YEARS (One Line)

The 23rd of April 1918 (St. Georges Day), was the date of the Zeebrugge Raid

336.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

8503 PRIVATE
J.G. CLOW
E. KENT REGT. (THE BUFFS)
24th DECEMBER 1918 AGE 37
200463 PRIVATE
D.J. CLOW
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
1st NOVEMBER 1925 AGE 38

337.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

E.F. SPENCELEY
CHIEF STOKER RN 121513
H.M. MOTOR LIGHTER C3
10th MAY 1918 AGE 53
"Live for England,
We for England Died"

ALSO EDWARD CHARLES STEARS WHO FELL ASLEEP 25th FEBRUARY 1911 AGED 27 YEARS

ELLA SPENCELEY WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st JANUARY 1934 AGED 34 YEARS

RACHEL WIFE OF F.F. SPENCELEY WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th OCTOBER 1938 AGED 73 YEARS "Remembrance is Beautiful"

338.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WALTER EDWARD
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE HENRY & ELIZABETH SARAH
MILLS
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1909
IN HIS 14th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH SARAH MILLS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1918
AGED 56 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES FREDERICK PAYNE
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 7th 1925
AGED 44 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE HENRY MILLS
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1943 ? AGED 87 YEARS

339.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G.F. RALPH
STOKER PETTY OFFICER RN
300114
H.M.S. "LOWESTOFT"
9th MARCH 1918 AGE 34

340.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

3/10267 PRIVATE
F. BROOKER
E. KENT REGT. (THE BUFFS)
13th SEPTEMBER 1916

ALSO HIS MOTHER
SARAH ANN BROOKER
10th MARCH 1924 AGE 65

341.   CURBS

ALEXANDER RICHARD DAVIS
AT REST 11th DEC 1912 AGED 49 YEARS

ALSO SUSANNAH DAVIS
REUNITED 6th NOV 1956 AGED 89 YEARS

1911Census: Army Pensioner

342   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G/11572 PRIVATE
T.C. GRINSTED
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
13th JULY 1916 AGE 20

343.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE EDWARD AUSTEN
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1918
AGED 36 YEARS
"We shall Meet Again"
ALSO KATHLEEN BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND THE DEAR SISTER OF MADELENE SAVAGE R.R.C.
DIED 30th OCTOBER 1918 AGED 36 YEARS

ALSO OF
OUR
DEAR BROTHER
JOSEPH TYLER
WHO DIED 5th NOV 1928
AGED 60 YEARS
"Safe in God's Keeping"

ALSO IN
PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
CAPT. T.A. SAVAGE R.A.
COMMD. 10th I.M.A. B'GDE.
KILLED IN EGYPT 26th JUNE 1919
AGED 37 YEARS

345.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES BROWN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1913
AGED 84 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 29th 1939
IN HER 90th YEAR
"Reunited"

SECTION C C (ROMAN CATHOLIC)

346.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE REPOSE
OF THE SOUL OF
ELEANOR BELINDA O'BEIRNE
WIFE OF DENIS O'BEIRNE
H.M. CUSTOMS, ROCHESTER
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1916 AGED 52
"May She Rest in Peace"
"Jesus Mercy, Mary Hear"

347.   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE

OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE RE[POSE]
OF THE SOUL OF
EDWARD RYAN
WHO DIED 2nd NOV 1897
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 25th JUNE 1899
AGED 60 YEARS
"On Whose [Souls] Sweet Jesus
[Have] [M]ercy"
[R.I.]P.

1881 Census: At 2 Slate Yard, Manor Street, Brompton, Chelsea Pensioner and Labourer

348.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR DAUGHTER
ELLEN FINCH
WHO DIED 9th MARCH 1908
AGED 34 YEARS
"I've Bid the World a Glad Farewell,
I've Done with Suffering Now,
And Never More one Passing Grief,
Shall Shade my Peaceful Brow"
ALSO
MARTHA MARGARET COLLINS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1921
AGED 67 YEARS

349.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MRS MARY CLANCY
WHO DIED ON SEPT. 18th 1908
AGED 85 YEARS
A FAITHFUL FRIEND AND SERVANT
OF
COLONEL AND MRS W.T. DOONER
SOUTHGATE, ROCHESTER

Col. Dooner was one of Rochester's Mayors.

350.   GREY GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS, WITH SWORD

Image removed.
(James and John Mc Cudden are buried in France)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MAJOR
JAMES T. BYFORD McCUDDEN V.C.
D.S.O. & BAR, M.C. & BAR
M.M., CROIX DE GUERRE DE FRANCE
& AMERICAN MEDAL, R.A.F.
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING
ON HIS WAY TO DUTY IN FRANCE
9th JULY 1918
AGED 23 YEARS
R.I.P.

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLIGHT SERGEANT WILLIAM McCUDDEN R.F.C.
(PILOT INSTRUCTOR)
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING AT GOSPORT
1st MAY 1915
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO
2nd LIEUT JOHN ANTHONY McCUDDEN , M.C., R.F.C.
(PILOT)
KILLED IN AERIAL COMBAT
OVER BUSIGNY NEAR LE CATEAU, FRANCE
18th MARCH 1918
AGED 20 YEARS
"Fly on Dear Boys from this Dark World of Strife,
On to the Land of Promise to Eternal Life,
They are not Dead, such Spirit never Dies,
They are Unquenchable, They only Sleep"
The Three Brothers were Joiners in the Royal Engineers

ALSO
ARTHUR SCOTT SPEARS
THEIR BROTHER IN LAW
KILLED BY THE EXPLOSION IN
H.M.S. "PRINCESS IRENE"
27th MAY 1915
AGED 29 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO
MAURICE VINCENT McCUDDEN
LATE R.A.F.
LAST SON OF MRS A,. McCUDDEN
AND THE LATE W.H. McCUDDEN
WHO DIED 13th DECEMBER 1934

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THEIR FATHER
WILLIAM H. McCUDDEN
LATE WARRANT OFFICER, R.E.
WHO DIED OF INJURIES ACCIDENTALLY
RECEIVED ON THE RAILWAY ON JULY 5th 1920
AGED 56 YEARS
R.I.P.

EXTRACT FROM "THE BOOK OF GILLINGHAM", NORMAN TOMLINSON, 1979
"Major James Thomas Byford McCuden, V.C., D.S.O. (And Bar), M.C. (and Bar), M.M., Croix de Guerre, was the leading British fighter pilot of World War 1 with 57 confirmed victories.
   The Irish Mc Cudden family of Gillingham centred their lives on the Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks and later the Royal Flying Corps, giving this country loyal and distinguished service which decimated their family.
   The father, William won the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving a child from drowning. He deserved a decoration for tending a wounded British officer under fire at the Battle of Kel-el-Kebir but for the fact he was acting against orders! He married Amelie Byford, the landlord's daughter of the Shipwright's Arms, and had four sons and two daughters. William (junior), or Bill, was the fourth NCO to qualify as an RFC pilot, and was killed as a flying instructor; daughter Mary's husband, a Naval petty officer, died in the explosion which destroyed the minelayer HMS Princess Irene at Sheerness. (John) Anthony followed his brothers as a pilot but the "dash" which won him the Military Cross with seven victories, caused him to be shot down by aircraft of Von Richthofen's circus.
   "Jimmy", as he was known , was well disciplined, protecting his pilots unnecessary loss and leading his his B Flight of 56 Squadron, in the new fighter SE5a, with intelligent tactics, skilful flying and accurate markmanship. He was flying to take command of 60 Squadron when he crashed in trees at Auxi-le-Chateau on 9th July 1918 and died two hours later. Just before his death, Gillingham Council had made him an Honorary Freeman of the town. Jimmy's war experiences have been published under the titles, Flying Fury, and Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps ."

FROM THE CHATHAM OBSERVER, 10th JULY 1920
"The death occurred in Wandsworth Hospital the previous Monday of Mr William Henry Mc Cudden of Kingston , who fell from a train between Waterloo and Vauxhall on Saturday. He sustained fatal injuries. He was father of the late Major J.T.B. Mc Cudden, VC, the famous airman, and formerly served in the Royal Engineers and was well known in the Borough. Whilst a Bugler he was awarded a Bronze Medal for Life Saving off Gillingham Pier.................."

FUNERAL
".........the coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage drawn by four horses. Eight Sergeant Majors of the Royal Engineers were pall bearers. Among the family mourners were his brother in law Mr W. Byford and, representing the RAF, Major Inchall, VC....."

351.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES COLLEDGE WHO DIED NOV 15th 1914 AGED 45 YEARS

ALSO EDWIN FRANCIS COLLEDGE WHO DIED APRIL 11th ? 1914 ? AGED 1 YEAR

352.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANNIE E. O'KEEFE
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1916
AGED 48 YEARS
"A Devoted Wife and Loving Mother,
Our Lives reflect the Fruits of her Labour"
R.I.P.
ALSO HUGH O'KEEFE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1934
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO HUGH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1941
AGED 44 YEARS

353.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE JAMES RICHARDSON AT REST 2nd FEB 1916 AGED 37 YEARS

354.   CURBS

THOMAS RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 2nd AUGUST 1916 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO KATE M. RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 29th SEPT 1937 AGED 79 YEARS

ALSO THOMAS HENRY RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 21st SEPT 1927 AGED 37 YEARS

1911 Census: Thomas Ryan, Sen., at Sheerness, Guard H.M. Customs

355.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT EDWARD (BERT) MORGAN
SERGT. M.T. A.S.C.
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORENCE MORGAN
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1917 AGED 31 YEARS
"Though Lost to Sight, to Memory Ever Dear"

1911 Census: Same man?, Fitter and Turner, H.M. Dockyard

356.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PATRICK KELLY
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1918
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO MAURICE KELLY
WHO DIED 16th NOV 1940
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO EDITH ADELAIDE KELLY
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1964
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: Patrick Kelly ?, Ship Painter; Maurice Kelly, Charge hand of Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

357.   CURBS

JOHN PICKETT WHO DIED 3rd AUGUST 1918 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO AMY PICKETT WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1928 AGED 8 ½ YEARS

358.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

R. HOGAN
OFFICER'S STEWARD 2nd RN
L/5283
H.M.S. "COVENTRY"
27th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 24

359.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD LONG WHO DIED JANUARY 1914 AGED 74 YEARS

ALSO CLARE HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED JAN 1st 1915

360.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

L.A. RYAN
SHIPWRIGHT RN 346 118
H.M.S. "PEMBROKE"
21st APRIL 1916 AGE 29
ALSO HIS WIFE MABEL
8th NOVEMBER 1979 AGE 86
"Dearest Wife and Mother"

 

SECTION YY

361.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CH/ 19162 PRIVATE
L.G. DRURY
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918 AGE 19
(Date of the Zebrugge Raid)

MY DEAR WIFE SARAH DRURY WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1932 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE DRURY WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1941 AGED 79 YEARS

362.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

TR/10/88712 PRIVATE
W.B. MOORE
29th TRAINING RESERVE BN
16th JULY 1917 AGE 17
"Gone from All
But not Forgotten
Ever to our Memory Dear"

363.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

H.F. BANCE
PAINTER 1st CLASS RN 147929
H.M.S. "DIGBY"
21st JULY 1915 AGE 42
"Lest We Forget"

364.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MERCY MARGARET WOOLLETT
DIED 15th FEB 1915
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD EDWARD WOOLLETT
DIED 9th APRIL 1921
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN WOOLLETT
DIED 25th JUNE 1921
AGED 42 YEARS
"At Rest"

1911 mCensus: Richard Woollett, Retired Boiler Riveter, H.M Dockyard; William, Skilled Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

365.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARTHA EDITH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM THOMAS LANGDON
WHO FELL ASLEEP FEBRUARY 28th 1915
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS LANGDON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1920
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO PTE. A.E. LANGDON 7th R.W.K. REGT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
JULY 2nd 1916 AT THE BATTLE OF
MANTAUBON, FRANCE
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MAY
DAUGHTER OF MARTHA AND WILLIAM
WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1940
AGED 43 YEARS

1911 Census: William Langdon, Bricklayer; wife Martha, Sewing Machinist, (Tailoring)

366.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT OVERY
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1915
AGED 74 YEARS

367.   SQUARISH LEDGER FLUSH WITH GROUND

HERE LIE THE REMAINS
OF THOSE
RE-INTERRED IN 1962
FROM OLD BURIAL GROUND
WHIFFEN'S AVENUE
"Rest in Peace"

This was a Military Burial Ground, which was destroyed to make way for a car park; typically for the 1960's, as far as I know, no attempt was made to record monumental inscriptions. I suppose all the monuments were destroyed and dumped in landfill sites!

368.   DRIVER MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, FORMERLY SITUATED AT "LUTON ARCHES"

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DRIVER

IN MEMORY OF
JOSHUA DRIVER
DIED 30th APRIL 1898
ERECTED BY HIS SON
COUNCILLOR W.D. DRIVER
MAYOR 1899

 

SECTION XX

369.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/15914 PRIVATE
C.A. ROBERTS
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
24th JANUARY 1919 AGE 31

370.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WMILY? MURPHY
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1917
AGED 92 YEARS

371.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/9214 PRIVATE
A.P. ATKINSON
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918
(Date of the Zebrugge Raid)

 

SECTION PP

372.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

161586 PIONEER
C.H. CLEMENTS
ROYAL ENGINEERS
1st APRIL 1919

373.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

255848 GUNNER
C. BURNOP
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
20th FEBRUARY 1919 AGE 43

374.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

L/9387 PRIVATE
J.F.C. HATT
E. KENT REGT (THE BUFFS)
13th NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 27
"With God at Rest"

ALSO WILLIAM ARCHIBALD HATT WHO FELL ASLEEP 3rd APRIL 1952 AGED 48 YEARS

AND OUR MOTHER SARAH ELIZABETH WHO FELL ASLEEP 5th SEPTEMBER 1933 ? AGED ? YEARS (One Line)
FREDERICK CHARLES HATT HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th APRIL 1941 AGED [69] YEARS (One Line)

375.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

262926 AIR MECHANIC
G.T. CARPENTER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
29th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 44
"We Weep and Cry, bot Oh,
The Hardest Part of All,
You did not say Good-Bye,
Sister, Brothers"

376.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/17931 BUGLER
A.E. SMITH
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
1st SEPTEMBER 1917 AGE 21

377.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL NASH
WHO DIED 3rd FEB 1917
AGED 39 YEARS
"Gone from us but not Forgotten,
Never shall thy Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts shall ever Linger,
Round the spot where thou art Laid"
ALSO HARRIET ANNIE CASS
PASSED AWAY 29th MAY 1939
AGED 65

378.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

9033 PRIVATE
A. J. SHEPHEARD
E. KENT REGT (THE BUFFS)
14th SEPTEMBER 1916 AGE 25
"Just a Memory, Fond & True,
To show Dear Son,
We Think of You"

379.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/15717 PRIVATE R.M.L.I.
A.F. AUSTIN
H.M.S. "CONQUEST"
28th MARCH 1916 AGE 27
"Rest in Peace"

380.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN GREGORY PROSSER
DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1915
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 6th JANUARY 1941
AGED 78 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO
ARTHUR JOHN DUNCAN PROSSER
DIED 24th NOVEMBER 1943
AGED 57 YEARS

381.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/12326 PRIVATE
W.J.T. RUSSELL
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INF.
7th SEPTEMBER 1915 AGED 32

382.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G.J. TURNER
H.M. DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
H.M.S. "PRINCESS IRENE"
27th MAY 1915

H.M.S. "Princess Irene", a Mine Layer, was destroyed by an internal explosion, while at anchor in the Medway

383.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

T. SWIFT SERVED AS
D/1822 CORPORAL
T. CRUTCHLEY
7th DRAGOON GUARDS
28th JULY 1916 AGE 28
"At Rest"

384.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

30856 LANCE CPL.
G.F. KNOTT
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT
6th NOVEMBER 1917 AGE 38

 

JUNCTION OF SECTION P AND SECTION QQ

385.    FALLEN HEADSTONE, BROKEN INTO TWO PIECES

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DE BRISAC

WALTER HENRY SARGENT DE BRISAC
BORN MARCH 1824
DIED DECEMBER 1893
SOLDIER PEDLAR GENTLEMAN

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WALTER HENRY SARGENT DE BRISAC AS A PEDLAR

De Brisac was the son of an army officer, who for some reason ,became a pedlar after serving in the army. After his malnourished body was found in the hovel he lived in, a public subscription was raise for his funeral and headstone; it is a great shame that more could not have been done to help him when he was alive !

END

 

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
ALBON 221
ALBORN 300
ALPHONSE 185
ANSELL 64
ARCHER 202
ARNOLD 257
ATKINS 196, 285
ATKINSON 319, 371
AUSTEN 9, 343
AUSTIN 379

BACON 307
BAKER 89, 205, 251, 253
BALDWIN 177
BAMBER 112
BANCE 363
BARKER 181
BARNES 51
BARTLETT 194
BARTON 149, 294
BATCHELLOR 8
BATE 15
BATHURST 278
BEADLE 208
BECK 259
BENHAM 236
BENNETT 59
BESSENT 66, 195
BEST 298
BETTNAM 253
BILLINGHURST 50
BIRCH 136
BIRD 53, 215
BISSELL 93
BLACKMAN 77, 225
BLAKE 200
BLANDEN 304, 306
BLISE 53
BOATMAN 273
BONHAM 317
BOORMAN 230
BOOTH 265
BOURNES 219
BOW 169
BOWHAY 85
BOXALL 42
BRECKNOCK 221
BREEZE 14
BRIGDEN 101
BRIGGS 44, 107
BRIGHT 235
BRINKLEY 147
BRISLEY 331
BROAD 109, 156
BROOKER 340
BROWN 158, 271, 305, 345
BROYDEN 326
BRUNT 214
BRYANT 69
BUCKHURST 7
BURFORD 88
BURNOP 373
BURR 211
BUSH 27
BUTLER 125
BUTTERIES 104
BUTTS 188
BYFORD 350

CALLOWAY 201
CARNIE 289
CARPENTER 375
CARR 21, 123
CASS 377
CASS 60
CAY 84
CHALMERS 41
CHRISTOPHER 274
CHURCH 22, 301
CHUTER 214
CLANCY 349
CLARK 63, 200
CLATWORTHY 324
CLAYTON 138
CLEAVES 204
CLEMENT 184
CLEMENTS 372
CLEVERTON 223
CLIFT 190
CLOTHER 70
CLOUT 167
CLOW 336
COATES 63
COCKELL 96, 97
COLE 149
COLLEDGE 351
COLLINS 124, 240, 348
COLYER 227
COOK 130
COOPER 17, 99, 294
COOTE 196
CORNWELL 65
CORRY 196
COSTER 166
CRANE 63
CROAD 152
CROUCHER 144
CROWDER 169
CRUTCHLEY 383
CUNNINGHAM 18
CURTIS 104, 121

DANIELS 142
DARLEY 325
DARRACOTT 74
DAVID 55
DAVIS 161, 341
DAWES 62
DE BRISAC 385
DIGGINS 143B
DIXON 143
DOHERTY 318
DOONER 349
DOUSE 151
DOWLING 51
DRIVER 368
DRIVER 62
DRURY 361
DUFFIELD 210


DUNCAN 271
DUNN 316
DUNSTALL 154

EASTMAN 71, 87
EDSER 184
EDWARD 338
ELLIOT 191
ELMORE 292
ELVY 180
EVERITT 37
EWART 92

FALKUS 277
FIELD 75
FILLEY 31, 38
FINCH 348
FINN 186
FINNIS 198
FITTOCK 163
FLOOD 120
FOAT 291
FOLKES 322
FOSS 156
FOSTER 40
FOWLER 309
FRANCIS 12, 153, 264
FRANK 293
FRASER 245, 261
FREEMAN 241
FRENCH 16
FUNNELL 243
FURMIN 52

GARRETT 7
GASKELL 194
GEE 98
GEERE 76, 115
GEORGE 217
GERMAN 266
GIFFORD 49
GILBERT 57
GILES 280
GLOVER 91
GODSIFF 83, 89, 106
GODWIN? 263
GOLD 35
GOODCHILD 87A
GOODHER 207
GOODWIN 4
GOWER 131
GOWERS 126
GRACE 47
GRAY 304
GREEN 199, 285
GRIEVESON 193
GRIFFITHS 146
GRINSTED 342
GRIZZELL 4
GROVES 302
GUNN 254

HALES 158, 287
HALL 85, 110, 141, 143, 171, 313
HALLEWELL 87
HARGRAVES 205
HARRISON 206
HARTLEY 320
HATT 328, 374
HEARN 3
HERBERT 144
HERSEY 256
HIGGINS 15, 102
HILLS 32
HINGE 122
HOBDAY 132
HOGAN 358
HOLAND 36
HOLDEN 234
HOLLAND 207
HOLLOWAY 73
HOPKINS 68
HOUGHTON 54
HOW 78
HOWE 186
HOWLETT 250
HUDSON 258
HUGGETT 228
HUGHES 80, 150
HUNT 182, 311

IGGULDEN 108
INGRAM 80
IRESON 298
JACKMAN 206
JACKSON 132
JARVIS 28, 76
JASPER 10
JEE 194
JENNINGS 34
JOHNSTONE 1
JURY 255
KEATING 18
KEHRER 116
KELLY 220
KELLY 356
KENT 129
KILLIAN 233
KILLICK 110, 141
KING 36
KNOTT 64, 238, 384

LAKE 99
LANGDON 365
LANGLEY 178
LARKE 127, 311
LARMAN 129
LAW 48
LAWRENCE 187, 192
LAY 218
LEE 143A
LEECH 282, 287
LEGGETT 175
LENNOX 53
LEONARD 314
LEWIS 281
LINNELL 268
LIPOP 223
LITTLEWOOD 79
LONG 2, 107, 359
LOWRY 2
LUTER 132
LYDDON 180

MacCANNA 252
MAKIN 175
MANINGTON 136
MARTIN 172, 269, 270
MASON 61
MASON 68
MASTERS 103
MATHISON 5
MAXWELL 283
MAYNARD 297
McCAUD 48
McCREA 221
McCUDDEN 350
McGEORGE 116
McKEEN 158
MEDHURST 303
METCALF 267
MEWBURN 105
MILES 143B
MILLER 284
MILLS 338
MINCHIN 159
MITCHELL 182
MOFFAT 5
MOORE 111, 164, 224, 321, 362
MORGAN 355
MORGANS 232
MORRIS 239
MORRISON 286
MORRISS 315
MOSS 247
MULDER 45
MULLINGER 15
MURPHY 329, 370

NASH 377
NEWCOMB 11
NEWMAN 65
NICHOLSON 159
NIXON 208
NOBLE 222
NORRIS 244, 273
NOWELL 191
NUTT 75

O'BEIRNE 344
O'KEEFE 352
OVERY 366

PACKER 203
PAGE 119
PAINTER 324
PALMER 164
PANKHURST 118
PARHAM 77
PARKER 302
PARRY 242
PARSLOW 159
PARSONS 12
PATMORE 113
PATTISON 290
PAYNE 170, 338
PEABODY 301
PEARCE 229
PEARSON 38
PELLEGRINI 38
PERCH 174
PERCIVAL 67
PETT 168
PHILLIPS 2, 165, 192
PICKETT 357
PIKE 260
PILCHER 128
PIPER 19
PLAYLE 72
PLUMMER 57
POCKNALL 185
POCOCK 138
POPE 58
POVEY 207
POWELL 256
PRANGNELL 335
PROSSER 380
PUNT 327

QUARRINGTON 272

RADFORD 231
RALPH 339
RAMAGE 130
RANDALL 29, 92
READ 152
READMAN 117
REEKS 65
REEVE 173
REYNOLDS 301
RHODES 207
RICE 147, 148
RICHARDS 332
RICHARDSON 353
ROBBINS 26
ROBERTS 56, 161, 245,
   369
ROBSON 59
ROGERS 71, 246, 288
ROLFE 309
ROSIER 160
ROSKILLY 212
RUBERY 249
RULE 86
RUSSELL 381
RUTHERFORD 144
RYAN 347, 354, 360

SAVAGE 343
SAXTON? 290
SCOTT 264, 350
SEAGARS 156
SENIOR 310
SHEPHEARD 378
SHEPHERD 262
SHEPPARD 213
SIBUN 174
SKINNER 151
SMITH 39, 92, 196, 231, 242, 376
SOAMES 226
SOUTHERWOOD 295
SOUTHEY 65
SOWTER 281
SPEARS 350
SPELLS 82, 128
SPENCELEY 337
SPRATT 296
SPURRIER 30
STAFFORD 77
STARTUP 133
STEARS 337
STEELE 333
STIGANT 137, 162
STOCK 303
STOTE 171
STRONGMAN 156
STUBBINS 174
SWIFT 383

TALBOT 330
TAPLY 130
TAYLOR 145, 165
TESTER 275
THEOBALD 155
THOMAS 20, 139, 225
THOMPSON 189, 209
THORP 48
THORPE 10
THORTON 43
THROWER 312
TIRSLEY 261
TRANT 217
TREADWELL 286
TRUSSELL 140
TUCKER 308
TUFFNELL 90
TURNER 382
TYLER 343

UNDERDOWN 151
UPTON 135
VICTOR 298
VINEY 26

WADE 179
WALKER 263
WARD 252
WARE 114
WARNER 134
WARREN 95
WATTS 183
WAYMAN 143
WEBB 324
WELLS 23, 24
WELLSTEED 13
WENN 157
WERNER 94
WEST 71, 87, 175, 216
WHEATLEY 49
WHEATON 35
WHITAKER 100
WHITE 181
WHITMORE 89
WILDISH 46
WILLAMOTT 111
WILLIAMS 216
WILLIAMS 88, 223
WINCH 248
WINSO 103
WITHECOMB 25, 29
WOLRIGE 33
WOOD 74, 81, 198, 276
WOOLLETT 364
WRAY 279
WREN 237

YOUNG 6, 159, 323

Sketch plan of cemetery

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