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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Introduction

This large 13th to 15th century church has a tall shingled spire, which is a conspicuous landmark, now over shadowed by the over scale chimney of Kingsnorth Power Station. The church contains a good selection of brasses from the 15th to the 17th centuries, that of Richard Bayley, one of the finest in England.
   The churchyard contains a good variety of headstones and one very large pedestal tomb, designed to demand attention! ( Everist Family).
   There is a modern extension to the north, which I have included but have only transcribed pre-1930 graves. There are also some very modern burials at the east end of the churchyard, and some cremation interments on the south side of the church; I have excluded these.

Section A   is a small area north of the church between the porch and the east end of the chancel.

Section B   is all that area east of the church and south of the east – west footpath.

Section C   is the area south of the church.

Section D  is the area west of the church, bounded on the west by the footpath which leads to the
                            south west corner.
Section E  is west of the above footpath, bounded by the north and west boundaries of the churchyard.

Section F  is a modern extension, (1920's), north of the east – west footpath, and east of the library building.

Section G  interior of Church

War Memorial  

Index of Names - from gravestones only

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 Sections A  1-11    B  12-56   C  57-97   D  98-142   E  143-153   F  154-169  G  170-203   War Memorial 204

Names Index
ACWORTH 1
ALLEN 12, 57, 139
ALTON 170
ARCHER 9
ASHENDEN 98
AVELING 4, 171, 183

BAKER 13
BALLARD 58, 59, 73
BANKS 154
BARBER 99
BARNARD 204
BARNES 204
BARTON 14, 155
BARTY 100
BATES 15
BAYLEY 172
BEDYLL 173
BEECHING 204
BELL 60


BISHOP 143, 144
BLACK 204
BLACKMAN 61, 101, 174, 204
BOTTEN 16, 40
BRAMBLE 102, 204
BRICE 175
BROAD 17-20
BROOKS 156
BROWN 21, 176
BUGGINS 145
BURDEN 204
BURGES 204
CACKETT 146
CAIRNS 177, 204
CARPENTER 22
CASTLE 2
CHAPMAN 103, 104, 105
CHARLIS 178
CHESTER 62
CHESTERTON 106


CHEVIN 23
CLARENCE 24
CLEGG 107, 204
COBHAM 179
COCKLE 25
COLE 119
COLLINS 63, 64
COMPORT 108, 147, 180
COOMBE 204
COOMBER 109
COOPER 137
COPELAND 204
CORBY 204
CORK 110, 111, 112
COX 204
CRUTTENDEN 157
CULLEN 204
CUNNINGHAM 113
DANIEL 65-68
DANN 181
DARKINS 158, 182
DAVISON 69
DAVYS 113
DAY 25-31, 114
DOE 32
DUFFILL 108
DUNSTER 159
D'URBAN 3, 4, 183

EDMUNDS 5
EVERIST 147

FIELD 6
FORD 160, 204
FRANKS 34, 148
FROMON 204
FULLAGER 111
FUNNELL 80

GANT 115
GARDNER 70, 161
GATES 35, 69-72, 86
GILBERT 36
GLOVER 37
GOLDSMITH 38, 110
GOODING 50
GOODSELL 204
GOORD 73
GRANGER 74
GRAVES 50
GRAY 75
GREEN 116
GREIG 27
GRIGGS 39

HAGGERTY 43
HAMMOND 117
HARDINGE 7
HARDS 76
HARNETT 44
HARRYMAN 118
HARTNELL 10
HEALD 40
HEDGCOCK 119
HOGBEN 120
HOLT 121
HORNUNG 62
HOWLAND 122
HUBBLE 204
HUGGENS 108, 113, 123-127
HUTCHINGS 204

JEEVES 31
JONES 184
JONES 7
JORDAN 185, 186

Sections A  1-11    B  12-56   C  57-97   D  98-142   E  143-153   F  154-169  G  170-203   War Memorial 204

KADWILL 204
KEMP 115
KING 109
KING 162, 163
KNOW 150

LAKE 187
LATHBURY 41
LAVENDER 55
LEABOURN 42
LINDRIDGE 188
LINGHAM 189, 204
LINTON 181
LOW 14
LUCY 128, 129



MACKY 113
MARLEY 190
MARLEY 77
MAY 44
MILLEN 33
MILLER 191
MILNER 130-133, 204
MISKIN 134, 147, 192
MOLES 43
MOODY 204
MOOR 135, 164, 165
MOORHOUSE 44
MORE 78
MORLEY 77
MOSES 79
MOUNT 204

NICHOLSON 193
PADMORE 204
PANKHURST 45
PEAK 80
PEARCE 81-86
PEARMAN 151
PEEK 46, 204
PERCY 166
PHILPOTT 194
PIPER 47
PLUMLEY 195, 196
POCOCK 123
POYNTER 204

RAGGETT 204
READ 204
REED 12
RIXON 151
ROBERTS 167
RUSSELL 204

Sections A  1-11    B  12-56   C  57-97   D  98-142   E  143-153   F  154-169  G  170-203   War Memorial 204

 
SAKER 204
SALMON 87
SANDS 48, 49, 147
SAUNDERS 88, 168
SCOTCHMAN 204
SCOTT 89
SEDEN 152, 204
SIMPER 204
SKILTON 90, 91
SKINNER 92, 204
SMITH 50, 136
ST. JOHN 175
STUART 113
SURTEES 24
TABRUM 24
TAYLOR 7, 184
THOMAS 204
THOMPSON 197
TIPPING 137
TOMLIN 147
TOSSELL 93
TOWN 80
TRANTER 51
TRICE 198
TURNER 138
TYRRELL 98
USHER 52
VAIN 94, 95
VIDGEON 10, 139, 199

WAGHORN 140
WALTERS 8, 9, 200
WARNER 153, 201
WEAVER 6
WEBB 10, 53, 96, 141, 142
WHITE 11, 54, 202
WICKENS 55
WILLARD 56
WITHECOMBE 175
WRIGHT 169, 204
WULFF 203
WYLLIE 97

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Sections A  1-11    B  12-56   C  57-97   D  98-142   E  143-153   F  154-169  G  170-203   War Memorial 204

M.I.s of Section A - Hoo St Werburgh Church recorded by D. E. Williams


Hoo St Werburgh M.I.s & other information with Index of names

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Section A   is a small area north of the church between the porch and the east end of the chancel.

1.   Large Headstone and two Body Stones on Large Slab

IN MEMORY OF
HEBHZIBAH ELIZA ACWORTH
DAUGHTER OF
JOSEPH & ELIZA ACWORTH
WHO DIED THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1849
AGED 23 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord,
From henceforth, Yea, saith the Spirit that they
May rest from their labours and their works
Do follow them"
ALSO ELIZA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH ACWORTH OF CHATHAM
AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL ILLNESS WHICH
SHE BORE WITH EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN
FORTITUDE AND RESOLUTION, SHE SWEETLY
FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS 21st JANUARY 1866
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH ACWORTH ESQ.
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF CHATHAM AND DIED AT BOUGHTON UNDER BLEAN
DECEMBER 12th 1866 AGED 70 YEARS
"Forever in the sight of the Lord as the
[   ] of his Saints"

Joseph Acworth was a Tallow Chandler of 136/137 High Street, Chatham, (1847 Bagshaw's Directory,1851 Census), Wholesale Tallow Chandler and Melter, (1855 Post Office Directory)

AVELING see D'URBAN

2.   Pink Granite Headstone, Large Plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM CASTLE
DIED 11th OCTOBER 1898
AGED 69 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Castle was a Farmer of North Street, (Kelly's Directory 1882 & 1891)

3.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY FRANCES D'URBAN
RELICT OF
JOHN D'URBAN
FORMERLY OF DEAL
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON THE 30th ? OF JULY
1855
IN THE [78th] YEAR
OF HER AGE

 

4.   Thick Grey Granite Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
ANNE D'URBAN
DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1873
AGED 73 YEARS
THOMAS AVELING
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 7th 1882
AGED 57 YEARS
SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AVELING
DIED NOVEMBER 19th 1898
AGED 71 YEARS

Thomas Aveling the well known Industrialist, based in Strood. A pioneer manufacturer of steam traction engines,  for agricultural, civil and military use. His machinery enabled farmers to increase production. Henry Pye of St. Mary Hoo, was probably the first to take advantage of this development, which revolutionised agriculture in the 19th century, to plough and drain the North Kent Marshes.

5.   Large Ledger, Ground Level

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDMUNDS
FORMERLY OF HOO AND LATE OF
REED COURT FARM, FRINDSBURY
WHO DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1842
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"He loved the Habitation of God's Home,
And the Place where his Honour Dwelleth"
ALSO OF
SARAH EDMUNDS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1852
AGED 98 YEARS

William Edmunds was a Farmer of Reed Court Farm, situated in the Parish of Frindsbury. His Will is dated 18th June 1842:
   To son in law, Joseph Acworth of Chatham, Gentleman, (see above), John Thurstain of Hoo, Wheelwright and the Rev. William Pope of Meopham, Dissenting Minister, who are his Trustees, the Manor of Reed Court, including Manor House, outbuildings and 389 acres. The land adjoins land owned by the Sir Joseph Williamson School, Watts Charity and land formerly owned by Samuel Nicholson, now Edward Butcher's. Reed Court is now occupied by Joseph Acworth , is leased from the Dean & Chapter of Rochester. All his personal and real estate also to his trustees, upon trust. They to pay his wife, Sarah, for life, an annuity of £400 in quarterly payments. Annual interest of money in mortgage to William Twopenny on leasehold estate in Frindsbury, occupied by Joseph Acworth, to be paid by his wife from the £400 annuity. If Joseph Acworth pays off the mortgage or part of, then interest of that part paid off to be deducted from the annuity. After the death of his wife, Trustees to sell real and personal estate to raise £3,000, to be invested in Government Stocks. Dividends to his daughter Mercy, wife of William Harvey, Yeoman, of Eythorne, near Waldershare Park, Kent. After Mercy's death, to her children, equally divided. (There follows long and detailed Trust conditions.)
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor of Rochester and H. Bullery, Clerk to Mr Essell

6.   Headstone, Close to Porch

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN FIELD
OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 1748 AGED 47 YEARS
AND LIKEWISE THE BODY OF
JN. WEAVER* HER FIRST HUSBAND
AND 3 OF THEIR CHILDREN

* [JOHN WEAVER WAS BURIED APRIL 1742]

John Weaver, Ann Field's first husband was a Farmer. His Will is dated 20th September 1735, he" is sick and weak in body".
   To wife, Ann his house, formerly let as two dwelling houses, with 2 acres of land, in Hoo, in the occupation of Edward Stevens, for her life. After her death, if she has any of his children, not yet born, then property to that child/children. If she dies with no surviving children, then half the property to her heirs. The other half to nephew John Weaver, son of William, late of Marden, Husbandman. To William Stevens, son of Edward and Mary Stevens, £20, on Bond, entered into "with me by his father, and all interest accrued at 21 years of age. If William Stevens dies before 21, then the Bond to wife Ann. Residue, household goods, personal estate, corn, cattle, stock, husbandry tools, etc. to wife Ann, who is sole Executor.
   Witnesses: Susanna Austin, Mr. Weaver's Maid, Mark of William Bodding (is this Botten ?) and John Burgis

HARDINGE see JONES

7.   Large Ledger on Brick Base, once Railed

CAROLINE MUNSTER
THE WIFE OF
HENRY TAYLOR JONES ESQ.
OF CHATHAM
AND FORMERLY WIDOW OF THE LATE
SIR RICHARD HARDINGE BART.
WHO DIED THE 4th OF JUNE 1858
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE

Sir Richard Harding, Bart., was Surveyor General of the Customs. He married Caroline Wulff late in life, at Bath, in March 1823, and died in London, the following November.

8.   Granite Pedestal, Cross, Curbs and Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH ANN
WIDOW OF CHARLES WALTERS OF REDHILL, SURREY ?
AND MOTHER OF THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [ NOVEMBER] 17th ? 1915 AGED 84 YEARS
(Indistinct Verses)

 

9.   Tablet

LEONARD JOHN WALTERS
(PRIEST) VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1910 – 1951 WHO DIED JUNE 19th
1959 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE
DORIS ELEANOR WALTERS
( LATER ARCHER )
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th
1998 AGED 94 YEARS

 

10.   Detached Pedestals, Broken Cross, Against Acworth Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD HARTNELL
VIDGEON
INFANT SON OF
HARTNELL & ROSE
WEBB
PASSED AWAY APRIL 7th 1899
AGED 9 DAYS
"Sleeping in Jesus"

Hartnell Webb was landlord of the" Old George", (Kelly's Directory 1903)

11.   Headstone and Two Body Stones


WILLIAM WHITE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WHITE OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO WAS ON SUNDAY EVENING THE 11th OF DECR.
1808 MOST INHUMANLY MURDERED
IN THE BOSOM OF HIS FAMILY
BY A GUN DISCHARGED AT HIM THRO A WINDOW
WHILST SITTING BY HIS OWN FIRESIDE
THE PERPETRATOR OF THIS HORRID DEED IS
NOT YET DISCOVERED BUT THERE IS ONE "WHO
IS ABOVE OUR PATH AND ABOUT OUR BED
AND WHO SPIETH OUT ALL OUR WAYS"
WH[O] [WI]LL SOMETIME BRING IT TO LIGHT
HE LIVED ESTEEMED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
[AND HIS] SAD END IS UNIVERSALLY REGRETTED HE
[LEFT ISSUE] 6 SONS AND 5 DAUGHTERS TO BEWAIL
[HIS LOSS AN]D DIED [AT] THE AGE OF 58 YEARS
STONE WAS ERECTED JUNE THE 24th 1809
"[By] whose Assa[ssinating [H]and [I fell]
[Rests] yet Conc[ealed] [and Time alone] can Tell
[Drop] Reader [o'er my Grave one] Silent Tear
[Live Well remembering that your God is Near]
[If Rich or Poor or Relative you be]
[Strike your own breast and say – It was not Me !"]

Rear of Above

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs JANE WHITE
WIFE OF Mr WILLIAM WHITE
WHO DROPPED DOWN AND SUDDENLY DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MARCH 24th 1808 AGED 44 YEARS
"Bretheren Time is Short, Watch therefore for
You Know Not what Hour your Lord will Come"
EDMOND WHITE
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JAN 7th 1850
AGED 58 YEARS
ANN WHITE WIFE OF EDMOND WHITE
DIED JAN. 10th 1853 AGED 65 YEARS

Much has been written on the murder of William White, it being widely believed that White's son George was the culprit. There was no real evidence at the time to bring charges, and George remains innocent, unless proved otherwise, which, of course, will never be! There is certainly nothing in his will, which is dated 22nd January 1808, which indicates any ill feeling at all.
   To Thomas Denton of Frindsbury, Farmer, (his brother in law), upon trust, Properties and land in Hoo and Gillingham, all stock, crops, personal estate, etc. To allow wife, Jane to carry on business and take rents, profits for her and children's support. After she dies, upon trust, to sell and dispose of estate, proceeds to be equally divided between his children. The share of his daughter, Sarah, wife of John Rutherford, to be invested in Government or other securities, to pay her interest for her life. After her death, upon trust, to be shared equally amongst her children.
   Thomas Denton and Jane White, Executors. (Jane pre-deceased her husband)
   Witnesses: George Pearce, marks of; James Moore and Edward Loft

WEAVER see FIELD

END OF SECTION A

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M.I.s of Section B - Hoo St Werburgh Church recorded by D. E. Williams


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Section B   is all that area east of the church and south of the
                           east–west footpath

12.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF THE
DEAR BELOVED CHILDREN OF
GEORGE WILLIAM AND MARY ANN ALLEN
CLARA ANN
DIED DECEMBER 5th 1882
AGED 10 YEARS
STEPHEN JOHN
DIED JANUARY 6th 1883
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE REED
DIED APRIL 15th 1889
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN
DIED MAY 3rd 1903
AGED 56 YEARS

 

13.   "Boulders" Pedestal, Cross, with Ivy

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES BAKER
WHO DIED DEC. 15th
1896
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
HARRIET ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 28Th 1910
AGED 75 YEARS

James Baker was a Pottery Manufacturer, Chimney Pots, Flower Pots, etc. (1881 Census, 1882 Kelly's Directory)

14.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BARTON, YEOMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 23rd FEBY. 1811 AGED 66 YEARS
"Stand, Reader and spend a tear,
Think on me who now lyes here,
And whilst you read the state of me,
Think on the glass that runs for thee,
Let not this World your thoughts betray,
But think upon your dying day,
In Christ alone I only trust,
To raise in number of the Just"
MARY BARTON DIED 29th DECR. 1808
AGED 60 YEARS
"To leave this World and quit her latest breath,
She struggled hard tho' conquer'd was by Death.
She then resign'd this World in Peace and Love,
To meet sweet Jesus Christ in Heaven above"
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF
MARY LOW DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND MARY BARTON
DIED 25th AUGUST 1809 AGED 30 YEARS

Rear

NEAR
THIS PLACE LIETH THE REMAINS OF
JOHN AND ELIZ. BARTON
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1819
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO
JOHN BARTON DIED 18th AUGT. 1822
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BARTON WIFE OF
WILLIAM BARTON
WHO DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1825
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BARTON WHO DIED
18th JANUARY 1841 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THIRD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BARTON WHO DIED
29th JUNE 1847 AGED 52 YEARS

John Barton was a Farmer. His Will is dated 27th March 1810
   To his sons, Thomas Barton of St. James, Grain, Victualler, John Barton of Hoo, Butcher and William Barton of Hoo, Shopkeeper, £300 each to be "vested legacies". Also £500, upon trust, to be invested in their names,in Government Funds. Money upon trust, to pay equally the five children of his late daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Lawes, of Hoo, Farrier, viz. Thomas, Robert, John, William and Mary at 21 years; interest to be used for their maintenance and education, and £20 each for clothes.
   Cottage and garden at Hoo built on the "Waste", held of the Manor of Hoo, occupied by himself, and 2 acres of land, adjoining, to son John, part of estate on lease from late John Emmott, Esq. of Somerfield House, Maidstone and Winifred his wife, for 41 years from Michaelmas 1796, for remainder of term.
   To son William house and farm, except 2 acres left to John, in Hoo and High Halstow, leased from John Emmott, for remainder of term. Residue divided equally between sons, Thomas, John and William
  
Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Rochester, Sarah Gury, Servant to Mr Gibbs and George Streetin, Clerk to Mr Gibbs (Estate not exceeding £1,500)

15.   Headstone, (Leaning Forward, Low to Ground)

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH BATES THE WIFE
OF CHRISTOPHER BATES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1794
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE CHRISTOPHER BATES
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF MAY 179[8]
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ONE CHILD DIED IN INFANCY

 

16.   Headstone


WILLIAM BOTTEN THE MILLER
AND REBECCA HIS WIFE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOTTEN
MILLER OF HOO WHO DIED
DEC 27th 1752 AGED 66
YEARS
ALSO TWO OF CHILDREN
AND REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BOTTEN WHO DIED
[    ] OF JUNE 1762 AGED 74 YEARS

William Botten, as stated on the stone, was the Miller of Hoo. He does not seem to have left a Will, but there is an Inventory, appraised by John Field and Charles A[ ] ? on 5th January 1753.
   The total value for goods in the Mill and Dwelling House is £147 17s 0d.
   However, his widow Rebecca, of Hoo Mill, did leave a Will, dated 19th May 1762.
   She is in good health. To William Botten, son of William Botten of Hoo, lately deceased, aged 14 years, £5.
   Residue of real and personal estate and household goods, to William Gilbert,grandson of her brother, William Gilbert, "who now lives with me". William Gilbert sole Executor
   Witnesses: Peter Lock, John Dalleve and Richard Murton

BOTTEN see HEALD

 

17.   Headstone

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
CAROLINE BROAD
WHO AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL
ILLNESS FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 10th 1883
AGED 18 YEARS & 6 MONTHS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
"Not Dead but Gone Before"
[ More Eroded Verses]

 

18.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA MARY
THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF
HENRY A. BROAD
WHO DIED JULY 27th 1883
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
VIVIAN, EDNA ?, HORACE MAYO
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO
HENRY ALBERT BROAD
DIED FEBY. 6Th 1929
AGED 72 YEARS

 

19.   Headstone

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN BROAD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1904
AGED 51 YEARS
"I will lay me down in Peace and take my Rest"
ALSO ALICE BROAD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 19th 1932
AGED 74 YEARS

Benjamin Broad was a Butcher and Grocer, (1891 Kelly's Directory, 1901 Census and in the 1909 Kelly's Directory, Mrs Alice Broad & Son, Butchers and Grocers) He may have been the Cement Labourer in Frindsbury in 1881 (Census)
   Henry Broad was a Shopkeeper and Brickmaker, (1903 Kelly's Directory), Grocer and Baker, (1911 Census) and Captain of the Hoo Fire Brigade, (1909 Kelly's Directory). Samuel Broad was a Butcher, Baker and Grocer, (1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory) Matilda was a Shopkeeper in 1903 (Kelly's Directory)

20.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CONSTANCE CAROLINE
THE AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER OF
H. A. AND R. A. BROAD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 4th 1918
"I am Thine, O lord"
ALSO ROSETTA A. BROAD
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF H. A. BROAD
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 23rd 1925
AGED 67 YEARS
"If Life be Long, I will be Glad,
That I may long Obey,
If Short yet why should I be Sad,
To soar to Endless Day"

 

21.   Granite Pedestal, Cross , Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF HENRY BROWN OF THIS PARISH
WHO PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 19th 1915
AGED 63 YEARS
"From the World's dim twilight to Endless Day"
ALSO THE ABOVE HENRY BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 3rd 1923
AGED 73 YEARS
"Life's Work Nobly Done,
Heavenly Rest be Thine"

Henry Brown was an Agricultural Labourer, 91881 and 1911 Census)

22.   Small "Book Tablet, On Grass

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SAMUEL CARPENTER
DIED 23rd MARCH 1935
FROM HIS
FELLOW WORKMEN

Benjamin Carpenter was in 1911, a Brickmaker, son of George, a Pensioner, former Road Labourer. (Census). Carpenter was "killed at Brice's gravel works" (Burial Register)

23.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH CHEVIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF APRIL 1822
AGED 80 YEARS
"He that lies mouldering in the Dust,
Was Honest ,Patient , Mild and Just,
He lived in Love, he died in Peace
Let's hope his Joys will never Cease"

Joseph Chevin's first wife ? is buried in Cliffe Churchyard. His Will, dated 9th February 1808 describes him as a Gentleman.
Nephew John Chest of Booth [ ? ] Lincolnshire, Yeoman, and friends, Richard Everist and George Pearce, both of Hoo, Yeomen, appointed Executors. To Richard Everist and George Pearce £50 each "for their trouble". Property in Hoo in his own occupation, and 20 acres of land in Hoo in occupation of Martin Gilbert, and other property bought from Limorent? Whale, and other real estate to John Chest, for ever. If John Chest dies in Chevin's lifetime then Everist and Pearce to sell property, upon trust, and equally share £420 between children of late brother in law, Thomas Martin, late of Strood, Collar Maker. Money to be invested in Public Funds during minority. To Elizabeth, wife of Richard Everist, £50 and equally between her children, £300 at 21 years.
   To sister Mary Chest, widow, £30 annuity for life. To sister Susannah Edwards wife of Thomas Edwards, £20 annuity for life. After her death, to her daughter, Ann, £200 and a further £500. Household furniture and goods divided between Elizabeth Everist and sister in law, [ ] Martin of Strood, widow. Residue to John Chest, if he dies, as above, Executors to sell and share equally among children of John Chest at 21 years.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Charles Knowles and J. Cope
Codicil
  
Since last will made has re-married with Sarah. In performance of a Marriage Bond, his now dwelling house to his wife for life. Rest of will to stand. The Bond also requires Executors to place sufficient money in Public Funds to provide his wife £90 annuity for life. To her for life reasonable use but not absolute, property and household goods in house.
   Witnesses; D.B. Lewis, Edward Twopenny and G.W. Lewis

24.   Broken Headstone, (Against south wall)

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
SURTEES JOHN CLARENCE
SON OF
HENRY FRANCIS TABRUM &
ELIZABETH CLARENCE
LATE OF NEW HOUSE, EDMONTON, ESSEX
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1869
IN HIS [41st ] YEAR

Surtees John Clarence was in the 1861 Census, a Draper in Hanningfield, Essex, son of a former Farmer. He died at Hoo Union House, (Register)

25.   Headstone, (Leaning forward, half buried)


PATIENCE COCKLE

IN MEMORY OF
PATIENCE WIFE
OF JAMES COCKLE
-----------Ground Level---------
[BURIED MARCH 1767]

Patience Cockle was the daughter of John Sands, (see below); she married James Cockle, of Frindsbury, at Hoo in 1761. James Cockle was a Farmer, and died in 1781.

26.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS DAY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 10th 1800
AGED 53 YEARS
LIKEWISE 6 OF HIS CHILDREN
(VIZ) SARAH DIED OCT. 4th 1773 AGED 7 MONTHS
ELIZABETH DIED OCT. 2nd 1780 AGED 4 YEARS
ELEANOR DIED APRIL 27th 1790 AGED 4 YEARS
MARTHA DIED OCT. 21st 1796 AGED 8 YEARS
HENRY DIED JULY 17th 1798 AGED 6 YEARS
MARY DIED JAN. 20th 1800 AGED 21 YEARS

George Day, died 1880, was the Bailiff of Court Lodge Farm, he was born in Burham, where there are Day headstones in the churchyard.

27.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARIA DAY
DIED JUNE 5th 1844 AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN DAY
DIED JULY 24th 1844 AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO HENRY MICHAEL DAY
DIED JULY 24th 1845 AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT GREIG
DIED MARCH 10th 1862 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH DAY
DIED AUGUST 11th 1866 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO JOHN DAY
FATHER OF THE CHILDREN ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1878
IN HIS 74th YEAR
"While in the World I did remain,
My latter end was grief and pain,
But when the Lord did think it best,
He took me to a place of Rest"
ALSO ELIZABETH DAY
------------Ground Level-----------

 

28.   Headstone, (Against south wall)

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE DAY
WHO DIED 26th MAY 1880
AGED 77 YEARS
"Oh, how patient in thy suffering,
When no hand could give thee ease,
God the helper of the helpless,
Saw thy grief and sent thee Peace"
ALSO
MARY DAY
WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1882
AGED 82 YEARS
"Now by word of Righteousness which,
I have done but according to his [ ]
Mercy he saved me"

George Day, died 1880, was the Bailiff of Court Lodge Farm, he was born in Burham, where there are Day headstones in the churchyard.

29.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS DAY
WHO DIED AT HOO JULY 28th 1884
AGED 36 YEARS
[   ]
ALSO
ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 24th ? 1876
AGED 3 MONTHS

Thomas Day, died 1884, was landlord of the "Five Bells", (1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory)

30.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
TIME OF
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARTHA DAY
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1890
AGED 58 YEARS
"Watch therefore for ye know
Neither the day nor the hour
Wherein the Son of Man cometh"
ALSO MARTHA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 4th 1919
AGED 76 YEARS

Time of Day, died 1890, was landlord of the Fenn "Bell" at St. Mary's, (1881 census).

31.   Headstone and Curbs, (Large Plot)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET DAY
BORN IN THE PARISH OF HOO, OCTOBER 3rd 1825
DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1912
AGED 86 YEARS
"He trusted in the Lord and feared no Man"
R.I.P.
ALSO
MARGARET
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 7th 1914 AGED 82 YEARS
"Sweetly, Gently she passed away,
From the World's dim twilight,
To Endless Day"
DEEPLY MOURNED BY THEIR SORROWING FAMILY
ALSO
CHARLES DAY
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1948 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO EMMA JEEVES OF HITCHIN, HERTS.
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 26th 1953 AGED 91 YEARS

William Day, died 1912, was an Agricultural Waggoner at Belluncle Farm, in 1881, (Census).

32.   Headstone, (Under Bush)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN DOE
THE LOVING WIFE OF
DAN DOE
WHO DIED THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY 1898
AGED 67 YEARS
"The Loss has been Bitter, the Sting Severe,
To part with her we Loved so Dear,
The Trial is o'er, we'll not Complain,
But Trust in Heaven to Meet Again"

Daniel Doe, of Primrose Hill, was an Agricultural Labourer, (1881 Census). Ann lived at Burnt House, and died at Chatham,(Register)

33.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE MILLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE FARMER
OF HOO ST. WERBURGH
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1906
AGED 60 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus,
Safe on his Gentle Breast,
[   ] his Love Overpowereth
Sweetly [   ] shall Rest"
"Till we Meet Again"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE FARMER
WHO DIED MAY 14th ? 1923
AGED 71 YEARS

 

34.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN FRANKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 4th 1918
AGED 72 YEARS
"God of the Living in whose eyes,
Unveil'd thy Whole Creation lies,
All Souls are thine, we must not say,
That those are Dead which pass away,
From this our World of Flesh set Free,
We know them Living with Thee"
ALSO
ALICE JANE FRANKS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 18th 1931
AGED 78 YEARS

John Franks, of Broad Street, was a Labourer in 1881, (Census); Cow Keeper in 1903 and 1909, (Kelly's Directories); Dairy Farmer in 1911, (Census)

35.   Small Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILLIS GATES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1832
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE GATES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE [ ] DAY] OF SEPTEMBER
1842
AGED 62 YEARS

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
PHILLIS GATES
DIED JUNE THE 19th 1814
AGED THREE YEARS AND SEVEN
MONTHS
ALSO ANN, THOS. AND
JAMES GATES

 

36.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH
WIFE OF MARTIN GILBERT
WHO DIED 12th ? MAY 1825
AGED 30 YEARS

Martin Sands Gilbert was a Farmer, of the Common, Hoo. His Will is dated 1st July 1842.
   His real and personal estate to Edmund White of Hoo, Farmer and William May of Frindsbury, Farmer, his Executors, Upon Trust. They to permit wife, Elizabeth, while she is a widow, the residue of personal estate and rents and profits from real estate while she remains. On condition that she keeps up fire insurance and keeps house and furniture, etc. in good condition, and that she supports children during their minority.
   If his wife re-marries or dies during childrens' minority,, then rents and profits to child or children under 21 years. When the youngest child is 21, and if wife has died or re-married, trustees to sell real estate and invest money in Public Funds, upon trust for all children then living.
   Witnesses: Henry Peters, Blacksmith, High Halstow and Edward Birch, Solicitor, Rochester
Codicil: Dated 1st July 1842
   Real and personal estate to wife Elizabeth, jointly with Edmund White and William May, as Trustees. Elizabeth also to be a joint Executor. Rest of will stands.
   Witnesses: As on will.
The will was proved on 9th April 1844. Administration was granted to Elizabeth Gilbert and Edmund White, power reserved to William May . Value under £450
   Note: "Proved at London (with a codicil) 19th February 1872 by the oath of William May, the other executor to whom Admon. was granted"

37.   Low Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE
WILLIAM GLOVER
DIED 12th MARCH 1884
AGED 25 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

George Glover was an Agricultural Labourer at Belluncle Farm, (1881 Census)

38.   Ledger, on Ground, (S.E. Corner Chancel)

MEMORANDA
Mr WILLIAM GOLDSMITH
[WHO] DIED 18th MARCH 1804
AGED 59 YEARS
MARTHA HIS WIFE
2nd FEBRUARY 1819
55 YEARS
THEIR CHILDREN
JAMES 22nd NOVEMBER 1795
4 YEARS
JEMINA 24th NOVEMBER 1797
1 YEAR
MARY 7th JANUARY 1801
11 YEARS
JAMES 3rd OCTOBER 1801
1 YEAR
SARAH 16th DECEMBER 1803
13 YEARS
JOHN 21st MAY 1804
5 WEEKS
WILLIAM 3rd SEPTEMBER 1805
8 YEARS

William Goldsmith was a Shopkeeper of Hoo, his short Will is dated 15th March 1804.
   To wife Martha, (daughter of Thomas Wickens, see his will), all his estate during her lifetime, after her death, equally shared among his children. Martha and Phillip Dives of Frindsbury, Farmer, Executors, He signs will with mark.
   Witnesses: Jeffery Cook, John Pearce and Thomas Wickens

39.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GUNNER SAMUEL GRIGGS
NO. 4 BATTERY 1st BRIGADE
NORTHERN DIVISION, ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO WAS DROWNED WHILST BATHING
AT CLIFFE FORT
26th JULY 1885
AGED 18 YEARS & 10 MONTHS
"Prepare to meet thy God"
ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS,
N.C. OFFICERS & MEN OF THE BATTERY
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE

 

GROVES see SMITH

GROVES see WEBB

HAGGERTY see MOLES

40.   Headstone


ANN HEALD AND BOTTENS

IN MEMORY OF
ANN LATE WIFE OF WILLIAM HEALD
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 20th 1767
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BOTTEN DIED APRIL 20th 1761
JOHN BOTTEN DIED JANUARY 24th 1763

William Heald married Ann Botten at Hoo in 1762; John Botten does not appear in the Hoo Registers.

JEEVES see DAY

 

41.   Headstone


JOHN AND ANN LATHBURY

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN LATHBURY & ANN HIS WIFE
HE DIED [   ] APRIL 1761
[AGED [ ] YEARS]
SHE DIED [   ] MARCH 1750
AGED 6[  ] ? YEARS

 

LAVENDER see SMITH

42.   Pedestals, Cross Gone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICA MABEL
LEABOURN
WHO DIED MAY [ ] 1878
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO
CHARLES PERCY LEABOURN
WHO DIED MAY [ ] 1878
AGED 7 MONTHS

 

MAY see MOORHOUSE

43.   Small Headstone


BENJAMIN MOLES AND JOHN HAGGARTY

IN
MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN MOLES
AGED 18 YEARS
AND
JOHN HAGGERTY
AGED 17 YEARS
WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY
DROWNED IN HOO CREEK
JULY 1st 1883
"There is but a step,
Between Me and Death"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THEIR
FRIENDS AND FELLOW WORKMEN

Benjamin Moles does not appear in the Hoo Registers, Benjamin Loveridge does, but he was buried on the 1st July?
John Haggerty does not appear in the Registers ?

44.   Broken Headstone, (Lying under Yew)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA GRACE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MOORHOUSE R.N.
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1889
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HARNETT JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 20th 1880
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO WILLIAM MAY
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1885
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE MAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1900
AGED 83 YEARS

 

45.   Small Pedestal and Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
DAVID & ELIZABETH PANKHURST
RICHARD
DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1898
AGED 3 YEARS
-----------Ground Level----------
ELIZABETH MARY
DIED APRIL 3rd 1890
AGED 4 YEARS & 7 MONTHS

David Pankhurst appears to be the Publican of the "Five Bells", (Kelly's Directory 1891), and the "Cucklers Inn" at Meopham,(1901 Census); his foue children in 1901 were born at Hoo. There is also a David Pankhurst, Farmer of Dean Gate Farm in 1909, (Kelly's Directory) ?

46.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE PEEK
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1905
AGED [81] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

George Peek of Bell's Cottages, was a Cow Keeper, (1891 Census)

47.   Large, Eroded Headstone, (Lying against Yew)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY PIPER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 14th 1903
AGED 62 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

William Henry Piper, of 10 Hoo Street, was an Agricultural Labourer in 1881, (Census).

REED see ALLEN

48.   Small Headstone, Partly Buried

TO
THE MEMORY
OF SARAH & RACHEL
SANDS DAUGHS. OF
JOHN SANDS JUNR. &
OF HIS WIFE SARAH
[SARAH DIED OCT.] YE 5th 1746
AGED TWO MONTHS
[RACHEL] DIED OCT. YE 30th 1746
[AGED THREE ?] MONTHS
ALSO MORE OF THEIR CHILDREN
-------------Ground Level------------
"Wee were together in ye Womb,
So we are now on ye Tomb"

John Sands of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 27th May 1762.
   He is "sick and weak in body". To his wife Mary, all his personal estate and household goods, as long as she remains his widow, and brings up and provides for his youngest son, John Sands. If his wife re-marries or dies, the house occupied by Thomas Hards, Shoemaker and William Perkins, Thatcher, known by the name of "Old Tom", to his eldest son, Thomas Sands. To his daughter, Patience Cockle, a house called by the name of "Little Huck Street House", and £35 on Bond. To son John, all his ground at Marden, and £25 on Bond. Wife Mary, and son Thomas, Executors. Wife Mary to enjoy all household goods as long as she lives.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hards and John Lathbury

49.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN SANDS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANY. 12Th 1912
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK SANDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1917
AGED 70 YEARS

Frederick Sands, died 1917, was a Farm Bailiff and Steward; Temple Farm, (1881 Census); to George Armytage at Church Farm, Hoo, (1901 Census, 1903 Kelly's Directory), Farmer, Church Farm, and Farm Bailiff and Works Manager, Hoo Lodge, (1909 Kelly's Directory), Estate Steward, Hoo Lodge, (1911 Census)

50.   Ledger on High Brick Base, (East of Chancel)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD SMITH WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1812 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCTR. 1850 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BROTHER OF THE ABOVE RICHARD SMITH
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1799 IN THE 20th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE RICHARD & SARAH SMITH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1864 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND SARAH SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 10th 1869 AGED 69 YEARS
"Beloved and Lamented"
"Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh,
Lest coming suddenly he find you Sleeping"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING GRAVES DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ANN CHARLOTTE GRAVES WHO DIED DEC. 24th 1862
AND WAS BURIED IN TOTTENHAM CEMETERY AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING SMITH
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED RICHARD SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON HER 31st BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 31st 1870
AFTER 13 YEARS OF UNPARALLELED SUFFERING BORN WITH THE MOST
EXEMPLARY PATIENCE, FAITH, FORTITUDE AND CHRISTIAN ENDURANCE
"The Bitter Cup drank to the very Dregs,
The Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD SMITH
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1879 IN THE 80th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Not gone from Memory,
Not gone from Love,
But gone to our Father's Home above"
ALSO OF MARY ANN LAVENDER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 14th 1911 AGED 69 YEARS

Richard Smith of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 5th March 1812.
   Brother George of High Halstow, Yeoman and Richard Everist of Hoo, Yeoman, Executors and Trustees.
   To them, in Trust, properties and farm late in occupation of Amos Jacob, James Linnett and Widow Moore; and his rights in property called "Chimney Corner Farm". Farm lately belonging to Jacob Cazeneuve Troy, Gentleman, deceased, since sold by order of the High Court of Chancery, brought in a cause between Alice Hodder [    ]? against Ruffin, the other ? , now in his possession. In Trust for his children, Richard, William, [    ]?, George, Caroline, Sarah and Jane, (and any future child), in equal shares; and any other land he dies possessed of at 21 years. £40 to each child in quarterly payments for their maintenance. To wife Sarah, annuity of £60 by quarterly payments.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Attorney at Law, Strood, George Streetin, Clerk to Mr Gibbs and James Smith, of Hoo

Elizabeth Gooding GRAVES. Her father was James Graves and the mother was Anne Charlotte Smith of Hoo. In 1866 Graves became the first superintendent at the trans-Atlantic telegraph cables station at Valentia island in Ireland (my research interest) and held that position until 1909.
 (Dr D. de Cogan 24-03-2016)

51.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
PHILLIP TRANTER
WHO DIED 15th JULY 1918
AGED 77
ALSO EMILY TRANTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th MAY 1920
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"

Phillip Tranter, of Kennell Yard, was an Agricultural Labourer in 1881, (Census)

52.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF
THOMAS H. USHER
DIED AUGUST 7th 1903
AGED 64 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Thomas Usher was a Beer Retailer of Mill Hill in 1882, (Kelly's Directory)

53.   Headstone, Eroded Marble

TO THE MEMORY OF
DAVID WEBB AGED 28 AND
ALFRED GROVES AGED 23
BOTH OF HOO
CAPTAIN AND MATE OF THE BARGE
GEORGE NEWNHAM
WHICH FOUNDERED IN SEA REACH DURING
THE GALE OF 12th FEBRUARY 1904
[Eroded Verses]

The deaths of David Webb and Alfred Groves was reported in the Kent Messenger on February 27th 1904 "DROWNED IN THEIR SLEEP - THE TRAGEDY OF A WRECKED BARGE
  
After lying for eight days a wreck in Hole Haven, on the Lower Thames, near Gravesend, the barge G.E. Newnham, of Strood, was towed to Greenhithe last Saturday by a Conservancy boat. In the cabin of the wreck were found the dead bodies of David James Webb, aged 28 years, captain; and Alfred Joseph Groves, aged 24, mate. The men belonged to Hoo, near Rochester, and were employed by James Little, of Strood Hill.
   Mr H.B. Sewell, corner for West Kent, held the inquest at Greenhithe on Monday afternoon, when James Webb, of Bell's lane, Rochester, bargeman, stated that he was the father of the deceased man Webb, and last saw him alive about three weeks ago. On Feb. 16th witness passed the sunken barge, which was lying in Sea Reach, and on making inquiries found that it went down on the previous Friday, when the night was very boisterous. There were two other barges sunk that night on the Thames. He was of the opinion that the men were sleeping in the cabin when the barge foundered. It was a dangerous proceeding for both to have "turned in" on such a night.
   Joseph Robert Groves, of Pottery Cottages, Hoo, said Grove was his son. The Newnham was the first barge he had ever been on.
   John Spicer, 68, James street, Maidstone, bargeman, employed on the Alice, of Maidstone, stated that the barge Newnham was brought up at anchor a little ahead of him on Friday afternoon, February 12th. The vessel was anchored on account of the rough weather. He saw that it was all right at 11 o'clock the same night. When he looked out an hour later, the barge was gone. At daybreak on Saturday, he noticed that the barge was under water, only one end being visible. He afterwards saw the barge boat drifting towards him, bottom upwards. Witness could not have rendered any assistance to the barge.
   James Little, of Strood Hill, owner of the ill- fated barge, gave evidence to the effect that the craft was well founded. It was raised by the Thames Conservancy and brought to Greenhithe.
   P.C. Wiseman deposed to finding the bodies in the cabin. The men had evidently been drowned in their sleep. Their arms were folded , and there were no signs of a struggle.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death through drowning, consequent on a heavy gale"

54.   Red Granite, Cruciform Coped

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES WHITE A NATIVE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SUDDENLY AT ROCHESTER
ON MAY THE 2nd 1885
AGED 56 YEARS

James White was a Grocer of 10 High Street, Rochester, (1881 Census)

55.   Headstone, (Close S.E. Corner Chancel)


THOMAS AND SARAH WICKENS

IN MEMORY OF
[SARAH] WIFE OF THOMAS [WICKENS]
WHO DIED [APRIL 1802]
AGED [    ] YEARS
[    ]
[    ]
[ALSO[ Mr THOMAS WICKENS
---------------Ground Level---------------
WHO DIED [    ] JULY 1810 AGED 80 YEARS

Thomas Wickens was, at death, a Yeoman Farmer of Cobham. His Will is dated 19th May 1809, with a Codicil, dated 1st February 1810.
   He desires to be "buried near the remains of my first wife in the churchyard of St. Warburgh, otherwise Hoo".
   His friends, Henry Edmeads of Cobham, Esquire, Phillip Boghurst of Frindsbury, Gentleman and Anthony Phillip Dive of Kingsdown, Gentleman, Executors; to them, upon trust, his house in Cobham and 3 acres of land, previously planted with hops, called "Wilmons", with right of way to Captain William Edmeads, in his own occupation, lately bought of Francis Scrimes? Pilcher, Esq. To nephew Thomas Olliver 20 guineas. All his household goods and furniture, etc. to be sold.
   To wife Elizabeth annuity of £100 for life, under terms of marriage Bond, dated 15th June 1802, he entered into by him with Phillip Boghurst and John Pearce of Hoo, Yeoman.
   To sister Elizabeth Winner or Weaver  Wife of Richard of Chalk, Labourer, annuity of £50 for life.
   To servant Elizabeth Bingham annuity of £50 for life. To grandson Thomas Goldsmith, son of daughter Martha Foster wife of John Foster of Hoo, Yeoman, by her former husband. All that sum that may be owed by him from £1,700 advanced to him for purchase of house in Shoreditch Turnpike, he now lives in ; and for stock in trade. To Elizabeth wife of grandson Thomas Goldsmith, £100 annuity for life; after her death, annuity transferred to her child/children.
   To Ann daughter of daughter Martha Foster, now wife of Ralph Ireland, now living in London, annuity of £50 for life.
   He has at various times advanced money, on mortgage, to James Cooper and John Reader of Strood, Woolstaplers and co-partners; also to William Cable of Brompton, Gillingham, Butcher. This mortgages not to be called in until 7 years after his death, provided interest continues to be paid.
   All manors, houses, lands, freeholds, mortgages etc. to John Gibbs of Strood, Gentleman, in Trust for above legacies, etc.
   Witnesses: Robert Boreman, Carpenter, Strood, George Streetin, and M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs
Codicil:
Revokes release from money outstanding of loan of £1,700 to grandson, Thomas Goldsmith. Rest of will to stand.
   Witnesses: William Herbert, Thomas Wood and J. Gibbs

56.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 15th ? 179[5]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1796
AGED 54 ? YEARS

John Willard married Mary Botten at Hoo in 1760

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57.  "Boulder" Type, Cross Gone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
AMY ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES ALLEN
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1894
AGED 35 YEARS

 

58.   Detached Headstone (lying on Goord Grave)

TO
THE MEMORY OF
PHILADELPHIA
DAUGHTER OF RICHARD
AND SARAH BALLARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 26th 1812
AGED 2 YEARS AND 1 MONTH
ALSO RICHARD BALLARD
(Rest Gone)

 

59.   Headstone

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
ROBINA
WIDOW OF THE LATE
RICHARD BALLARD
OF M[ILL] HOUSE IN THIS PARISH
BORN JANUARY 10th ? 1819 ?
DIED AUGUST 3rd ? 1895
ALSO
RICHARD BALLARD
(Rest Gone)

Richard Ballard was the Hoo Miller, (1855 Post Office Directory). Robina was the Miller by 1882, (Kelly's Directory)

BALLARD see GOORD

60.   Headstone, Extremely Eroded,( leaning against Yew)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[EDWA]RD ? BELL
[WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE
[ APRIL] [   ] [1863] [AGED] 60 YEARS
[   ]
[    ] BELL
[    ]
[ WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE
[   ] 12 YEARS ?
[    ]
[    ] BELL

Edward Bell was a Farm Bailiff, (1861 Census)

61.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM BLACKMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 9th 1911
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MATILDA BLACKMAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1924
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"

William Blackman was a Market Gardener, (1909 Kelly's Directory)

62.   Headstone, (Steep Angle)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN CHESTER
WHO DIED AUGT. 31St 1867 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO STEPHEN
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBY. 16Th 1881 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE
CHARLES
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1861 AGED 9 YEARS
ANN
WHO DIED JUNE 13th 1867 AGED 21 YEARS
MARY
WHO DIED JULY 29th 1868 AGED 20 YEARS
LUCY
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1870 AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF C. HORNUNG
WHO DIED AT SAN FRANCISCO
[   ] 1883 ? AGED 32 YEARS
[   ]
[   ] SARAH ?
[ ]
[   ] HORNUNG
[SAN] FRANCISCO
(Rest Buried)

Stephen Chester, of Everist's Farm Cottages, was a Farm Bailiff

63.   Broken Headstone, Detached

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY COLLINS
[WHO] DIED APRIL 13th [1882]
AGED 55 YEARS
(Long Verse, Half Gone)

 

64.   Broken Headstone

HE[NRY] [COLLI]NS
DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1910
AGED 90 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
HARRIET DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1869
AGED 12 YEARS
NETHANIEL DIED MAY 5th 1860
AGED 2 YEARS
THOMAS DIED SEPTEMBER 7th 1867 ?
AGED 1 YEAR AND 6 MONTHS
GEORGE DIED DECEMBER 14th 1862 ?
AGED 3 ? WEEKS

Henry Collins, of Brickfields Thatched Cottages, was an Agricultural Labourer, (1881 Census)

65.   Double Headstone


MARY, 1st WIFE OF ROBERT DANIEL,
& RIGHT, ELIZABETH HIS SISTER

HERE LIETH THE BODY HERE
OF MARY WIFE OF
ROB. DANIEL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEP.
THIS LIFE JUNE YE 14th 1751
IN THE 22nd YEAR OF
HER AGE
ALSO LIETH THE
BODY OF
ELIZABETH
THE SISTER OF
ROB. DANIEL
WHO DIED MAY YE [ ]
1751 AGED 22 YEARS

66.   Headstone


MARTHA DANIEL

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARTHA
THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT & ANN DANIEL
SHE DIED THE [   ] OF NOVEMBER 1771
AGED 7 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
"Stop, Stranger and [   ] the [   ],
Our Dear Child that lies interred here,
Her Merits, Promise and Temperament were
A Pleasure given ? to all that did her know,
But O her Soul took wings to Heaven above,
And left us here in grief to weep [ ],
[   ] state and palaces must all decay ,
The narrow [   ]ings of a grave to pray,
[   ] the light and gilded [   ],
[   ] the darksome tomb [   ],
[   ] only [   ] at [   ]
[ to ]
[    ]"

 

67.   Headstone

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
ANNE DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ANN DANIEL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE [ ] OF NOVEMBER 176[4]
AGED [ ] YEARS & [ ] MONTHS

 

68.   Headstone


ROBERT AND ANN DANIEL

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT DANIEL AND ANN HIS WIFE
HE DIED 2nd ? DECEMBER 1786 AGED 72 YEARS
SHE DIED JULY 21st 1785 AGED 60 YEARS

Robert Daniel was, at death, a Gentleman of Rochester. His Will is dated 1st April 1780.
   He desires to be "decently buried in my vault (sic) or burying place in the churchyard of the parish of Saint Warburgh, otherwise Hoo"
   He appoints "good friends" Rev. Nicholas Brown of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Phillip Boghurst the Younger, of Frindsbury, Gentleman and William Jackson of Steaton Hall Farm, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, joint Executors and Trustees.
   His property in "Holloway" in Frindsbury, leading from Strood Street, in the occupation of William Archer, brother of his late wife, and another person, to William Archer. Other property in Frindsbury and Cliffe to his nephew Richard Daniel, son of his late brother Matthew. His property in Hoo and High Halstow, to nephew Rev. John Armison, son of his late sister, Ann Armison. His now dwelling house in Rochester, to his Trustees, to sell within 1 year of his death, for the best price, to pay those entitled by his will.
   To his Trustees, £600 to invest in Government Funds or Bonds, or Mortgages, and re-invest if required. Interest from £400 of the £600 to his sister Catherine Daniel, Spinster, for life. After her death, the £400 to be divided among those entitled by his will. The interest of £200 of the £600 to William Archer for life, after his death, the £200 to be divided as above. In addition, to his nephews Richard Daniel and John Armison, £500 each. To William Butler and his wife Jane, sister of his late wife, £400. To his Trustees £40 each, for their trouble. Trustees to "put as soon as possible my said vault (sic) or burying place at Hoo aforesaid, and the tomb and stones belonging thereto into exceedingly good repair and condition and expend thereon so much money as they in their discretion shall think fit".
   All his household goods, ready money, securities, corn, cattle, stock implements of husbandry and personal estate to his Trustees, to sell to pay debts, funeral expenses; residue shared equally among all his nieces, daughters of his late brother Matthew; and daughters of his late sister, Ann Armison. He has several sums owed to him on Bonds, Mortgages, etc. this is to be paid to legatees 2 years after his death, unless Trustees can obtain it sooner. Interest to be paid to legatees 1 month after his death.
   Witnesses: William Spice, Thomas Hills and John Sparks, Attorney of Rochester

69.   Headstone, Half Inscription Flaked Off

[IN MEMORY OF]
[ANN] WIFE OF
[JAMES DAVISON] OF THE PARISH
[STOKE,] FORMERLY WIFE OF
[WILLIAM] GATES SHE DEPARTED
[THIS LIFE] THE 5th OF APRIL 1810
AGED 55 YEARS

 

FUNNELL see PEAK

70.   Headstone and Curbs, Very Eroded

[   ]
ROBINA ANN GARDNER
[WHO DIED] 25th JUNE 1921
AGED 77 YEARS
[   ]
AND HER ONLY SON
FREDERICK CHARLES
PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER [   ] 19[   ]
AGED 61 ? YEARS
"[At Rest ?] after much Suffering Patiently [Borne ?]"

In 1911, Robina was living on "private means", son Frederick was a small Farmer and Poulterer, (Census)

71.   Double Headstone, (Two Iron Clamps on Back)


GEORGE AND ELIZABETH GATES

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
Mr. GEORGE GATES
[OF ST. MARY'S ?] 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] NOVEMBER 1797
AGED [   ] YEARS
Mr. GEORGE GATES
  WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
  14th MARCH 180[2]
AGED [   ] YEARS
  [Eroded Verses]

George Gates, died 1802, was a Yeoman Farmer, of St. Mary Hoo. His Will is dated 3rd January 1800
   All leases, unexpired, cattle, livestock, corn, grain, hay, seeds, household goods, furniture, farming utensils, personal estate, to wife Elizabeth* and his two friends, Joseph Sudweeks of St. Mary, Farmer and William White of Hoo, Farmer, upon Trust, until children, Elizabeth, George, Sarah ,Ann and James attain 21 years of age. Most of the will is taken up with long detailed conditions of the Trust.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs Attorney at Law, Strood, M Gibbs and J Jennings, Clerk to Mr Gibbs
*(
If I have correctly read the date on the headstone, Elizabeth must be George Gates second wife)

72.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr WILLIAM GATES
OF THE PARISH OF STOKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 19th
1796 AGED 50 YEARS
"Farewell dear Wife and Children too,
By God's command I leave the World and you,
No more on Earth I shall your faces see,
But hope in Heaven our Souls will Happy be"
ALSO THREE CHILDREN SONS & DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE Mr WILLM. & ANN GATES
JOHN DIED JUNE THE 19th 1789
AGED 4 YEARS
GEORGE DIED DECR. THE 26th 1796
AGED 16 YEARS
ELIZABETH DIED APRIL THE 17th 1797
AGED 14 YEARS

 

GATES see DAVISON

 

73.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIELA
WIFE OF RICHARD GOORD
OF ALLHALLOWS
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD & ROBINA BALLARD
OF HOO
DIED 14th FEB. 1908
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD GOORD
WHO PASSED AWAY OCT. 15th 1923
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest"

Richard Goord was a Farmer at Avery Farm, Allhallows, (1881 and 1911 Census)

74.   Detached Headstone, (Leaning Against Yew)


ELIZABETH GRANGER

HERE
LYETH YE [BODY]
OF ELIZA[BETH]
WIFE OF W[ILLIAM]
GRANGER [ OF THIS PARISH ?]
DIED YE 26th ? [OF DECEMBER]
1724 AGED [   ]
YEARS
ALSO 4 CHI[LDREN]
LIES BY HER

William Granger or Grainger, was a Yeoman Farmer. His Will is dated 27th October 1734.
   He is "sick and weak in body". His father in law is Mr Richard Daniel of Frindsbury. Before his marriage with Anne, now deceased, he settled properties in Cliffe and Birling, he now ratifies this settlement. His goods, chattles, corn, cattle, husbandry utensils etc. to his only daughter Mary. If she dies before 21 years, or marries, then he gives £100 out of his personal estate to his brother Henry Grainger of Frindsbury, Yeoman, if he is then living. If he is dead, then the £100 to be divided equally among the children of brother, Henry.
Richard Daniel is Executor and Testamentary Guardian of his daughter.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Speed, Richard Sheafe and John Clark

75.   Small Headstone

COURTNAY GEORGE
SON OF LIEUT. THOS. GRAY R.N.
DIED 18th APRIL 1820
AGED 10 YEARS

 

76.   Headstone


JANE HARDS

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JANE THE WIFE OF
THOMAS HARDS
CLARK OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [   ] OF JAN. 1773
AGED [   ]7 YEARS
(Many Lines of Verse,Half Eroded)

Thomas Hards was a Shoemaker, (see Sands will) and, as on stone, Parish Clerk

HORNUNG see CHESTER

 

77.   Large Plot, Curbs, Fallen and Broken Cross

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
HARRIET JANE FOR 44 YEARS THE
DEVOTED WIFE AND TRUE HELPMET
OF THE REV. ROBERT MARLEY
VICAR OF HOO ST. WERBURGH
ALSO THE REV. ROBERT MORLEY VICAR OF HOO 1900 – 1910
DIED AT HOVE, BRIGHTON ON 6th MAY 1919 AGED 73 YEARS
"Nearer my God to Thee"

 

78.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MORE
WHO DIED MAY 17[72] AGED [   ] YEARS
FOR [   ] OF THE [   ]
WILLIAM MORE ]
[    ]
AND [   ]
ALSO HERE LIETH THE BODY OF ELIZ.
THE WIFE OF WILLM. MORE WHO DIED
THE 19th OF MARCH 1779 [AGED [   ] YEARS]

 

79.   Headstone


ROBERT MOSES

IN HOPE OF YE JOYFUL
RESURRECTION TO THE LIFE
ETERNAL HERE LYETH THE
BODY OF ROBERT MOSES
WHO DIED JAN. 11th 1752 AGED
38 YEARS

Robert Moses of Hoo, seems to be a Farmer. His Will is dated 27th February 1744
   All freehold land, ready money, mortgages, bonds, household goods, rings, jewels, watches, husbandry tackle, corn, cattle, stock and personal estate to wife Margaret, who is his Executor.
   Witnesses: William Clark, Jnr., John Palmer and John Burgis

80.   Headstone in Two Halves, (under Yew Tree)


PEAK, FUNNELL AND TOWN

[SACRED]
TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS PEAK
AGED [21] YEARS
WILLIAM FUNNELL
AGED 20 YEARS
JAMES TOW[N]
AGED 19 YEARS
WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
[   ] [HO]O ? 30th [MARCH] [1866]
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
BY THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
OF THE PARISHONERS
"In Truth may we say, "Life's like a Shadow,
Gone in a Moment""

 

81.   Headstone and Body Stone, (one of group of four)

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND ELIZABETH
PEARCE
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF DECEMBER 1828
IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF HER AGE
"Here lies the House, the Tenant gone,
And sure we all must go,
Then may our fate be like hers that
Is now laid below"
ANN PEARCE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 13th 1832
IN THE 52nd YEAR OF HER AGE
"Offer the Sacrifices of Righteousness and
Put your trust in the Lord"

 

82.   Headstone and Body Stone, (fallen face down)

Body Stone
C P
1823

[IN MEMORY OF]
[CHARLOTTE DAUGHTER OF]
[GEORGE AND ELIZABETH]
[PEARCE]
[WHO DIED THE [ ] OF MAY 1823]
[IN THE 17th YEAR OF HER AGE]

 

83.   Headstone and Two Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
ANNA MARIA PEARCE WIFE OF
JOHN PEARCE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF MARCH 1817 AGED 70 YEARS
"For many years unwell she was,
At length, a time did come,
Her God in kindness took her home,
She's gone, a World to come"
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN PEARCE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th OF FEBRUARY
1826 IN THE 81st YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Worn down by Age, he left his House of Clay,
To praise the God he loved in endless day,
'Twas fate decreed that all men should die,
Thy will be done let's pray before we died"

John Pearce, the Elder of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. His Will is dated 9th December 1825.
   He wishes "a stone be provided in remembrance of my deceased wife and myself". To son George of Hoo, Farmer and son in law, John Hughes of Faversham, Butcher, all freehold and leasehold estate upon trust. Household goods in house for daughter Frances Pearce, except one good bedstead, bed and furniture to be reserved for daughter, Sarah. If Frances leaves the house or dies, then Sarah to have house. Trustees not to sell house during lifetime of Frances, can sell if daughters leave. Trustees to carry on or sell Farming Business at Belluncle Farm, rents or proceeds to be part of the residue, if house sold this goes into residue. Proceeds to be invested, interest to daughters. If either daughter dies, her share to other daughter, Mrs Charlotte Vain, detailed conditions follow.
   Trustees to pay Elizabeth daughter of son George, £500, same to John, son of son in law John Hughes. If the latter die in lifetime of daughters, Frances, Sarah and Charlotte, the legacies go to grandchildren. Part of the residue to be divided between children of son George and son in law John Hughes. Daughters Frances and Sarah, son George Pearce and son in law John Hughes Executors.
   Witnesses: William Acworth, Luton, Chatham, Richard White, Carpenter, Hoo and George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham

84.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES DAUGHTER OF JOHN
AND ANNA MARIA PEARCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF JULY 1828
IN THE 39th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Adieu to Cares, Afflictions and to all [ ],
This World's no more to me tho' 'tis to you,
Now ? be [ ] make ready and prepare,
Tho' now in Life, in Death you'l surely share"
ALSO OF SARAH PEARCE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN & ANN MARIA PEARCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF JANUARY 1837
AGED 76 YEARS

 

85.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
GEORGE PEARCE AND DAUGHTER
OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH GATES
WHO DIED THE 29th OF SEPTEMBER 1828
IN THE FIFTY FIRST YEAR OF HER AGE
"A Friend, a Wife and Mother all combined,
[ ] well be said by those she left behind,
She from her tender care is now released,
And may her o[ ] all once more her meet,
In Heaven to praise [ ] God and Him to greet"
LEFT ISSUE 5 SONS AND 5 DAUGHTERS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED GEORGE PEARCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 13th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1845 AGED 69 YEARS
"Say ye to the Righteous that it shall be well with him,
Woe unto the Wicked ! It shall be ill with him"

 

86.   Headstone, broken in half, (leaning against Yew tree)

IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE WIFE OF
GEORGE PEARCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th DAY OF MARCH 185[7]
AGED 64 [YEARS]
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE PEARCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th DAY OF APRIL 1863
AGED 60 YEARS

 

87.   Modern "Book" Tablet and Curbs

IN IN
LOVING MEMORY LOVING MEMORY
OF OF
JAMES SALMON EMILY SA[LM]ON
WHO DIED WHO DIED
26th JULY 1915 5th AUG 1950
AGED 60 YEARS AGED 89 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms
of Jesus"

N. Curb

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES SALMON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 26th 1915 AGED 60 YEARS
"We have got another Home"

James Salmon Agricultural Labourer of 2 Star Elm Cottages, (1881 Census), General Labourer, (1911 Census)

88.   Modern Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT SAUNDERS
WHO DIED SEPT. 2nd 1915
AGED 63
ALSO ELIZABETH SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEB. 12th 1937
AGED 80

 

89.   Headstone


ROBERT SCOTT

HERE
LYETH YE
BODY OF
ROBT. SCOTT OF
YS PARISH YEOMAN
AND MARY HIS WIFE
AND 6 CHILDREN HE
DEPARTED YS LIFE YE
24th OF DECEMBER
[16]77 AGED 70 YEARS
AND SHE DEPARTED
[YS] LIFE YE 24th OF
[ ]MBER 1681
AGED 47 YEARS

Robert Scott,Yeoman Farmer, his Noncupative, (verbal) Will is dated 20th December 1677.
   To wife Mary £200. To children, Mary, Margaret, Robert, William and Anne, and child his wife is now carrying, £100 each [ ? ] Residue, (after £200 for wife) shared among children. House to remain to daughter Mary, over and above her share of estate, for ever. If she dies without lawful heirs, son Robert to have house. He has appointed Fredinand Booth, Clerk, (Vicar) and Robert Gibbons, Yeoman of Hoo, Overseers.
   Signed: Ferdinand Booth and Robert Gibbons

90.   Headstone, (badly flaked)

[SACRED]
TO [THE MEMORY OF]
WILLIA[M] [SKILTON]
WHO DEP[ARTED THIS LIFE]
ON THE 29th DAY [OF AUGUST 1857]
IN THE 51st YEAR [OF HIS AGE]
"Dear Wife and Child[ren] [   ]
For unto you this [   ]
The Debt is paid [   ]
Prepare yourselves [   ]"
ALSO ARTHUR [SON OF THE ABOVE ?]
WHO DEPA[RTED THIS LIFE]
ON THE 25th DAY OF [DECEMBER 1857]
AGED 9 [MONTHS]
"Adieu sweet babe [   ]
Just looked about [   ]
Thy Angles (sic) Face we [   ]
But soon we were [   ]
Sleep on loving babe [   ]
God takes them all [   ]
ALSO SARAH ANN [WIFE OF THE ABOVE ?]
WHO DEPA[RTED THIS LIFE]
ON THE 30th DAY [OF SEPTEMBER 1868]
[AGED 58 YEARS]

William and Edward Skilton were Bakers, (1851 Census and 1865 Post Office Directory)

91.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
EDWARD SKILTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th OF SEPTEMBER 1868
AGED 29 YEARS

 

92.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM SKINNER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1901
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
BETSY ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 28th 1893
AGED 55 YEARS
"Safe Home at last"

William Skinner was an Agricultural Labourer in 1881 (Census)

93.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM TOSSELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th ? OF SEPTEMBER 1823 AGED 45 YEARS
"Long here I laboured[ ]
[ ] I had [ ] health
But now the Lord hath set me free
[ ] and from [ ]
Within the Arms of Righteousness
By Faith her Soul shall rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TOSSELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF MARCH 1842
AGED 63 YEARS

 

TOWN see PEAK

 

94.   Double Headstone

HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN VAIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE ON THE [5th] DAY
OF OCTOBER 1811 
AGED 7[  ] YEARS
HERE
  LIETH THE BODY OF
  ANN VAIN WIFE
  OF JOHN VAIN
  OF THIS PARISH
  WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 29th OF DEC
  18[04] AGED 62 ? YEARS

John the Elder of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 2nd August 1811.
   To grandson John Gardner, a silver watch. To Timothy Eldridge, a clock. To daughter Sarah wife of William Gardner, household furniture and goods. To Sarah Myers £20. To son James Vain releases him from £400 he owes testator. To Sarah Gardner as above for £200. Son John Vain has had at various times £2,000; if John pays Sarah Gardner the £200 by 5 yearly instalments, father releases him from debt of £2,000. If he fails to pay the £200 to Sarah Gardner, then he will be answerable for amount above £400, this then divided equally between John Vain, James Vain and Sarah Gardner.
To son James all the residue, who is also Executor.
   Witnesses: George Pearce of Hoo, Thomas Morson, Attorney at Law, Chatham

95.   Headstone, broken, (leaning against Yew)


JAMES VAIN

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES VAIN
WHO DIED THE [  ] OF FEBRUARY 1828
AGED [5]7 YEARS
[Eroded verses]

James Vain, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 1st January 1823.
   Freehold and leasehold estate, and personal estate to wife Charlotte, who is Executor.

Witnesses: Elizabeth Pearce, George Pearce and Thomas Morson, Attorney of Chatham

96.   Modern Curbs

North Side

GLADYS THE DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK & OLIVE CAROLINE WEBB
WHO PASSED AWAY 5th DECEMBER 1925 AGED 33 YEARS

South Side

MY DEAR HUSBAND FREDERICK WEBB
WHO PASSED AWAY 30th MARCH 1933 AGED 74 YEARS

 

97.   Pedestals, Broken Cross, Curbs,

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THE INFANT SON OF
Mr & Mrs W. L. WYLLIE
BORN AND DIED
AUGUST THE 6th 1891

East Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THE INFANT SON OF
Mr & Mrs W. L. WYLLIE
DIED JULY 17th 1893
AGED 6 DAYS

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
DOUGLAS WYLLIE
DIED JULY 9th 1894
AGED 6 DAYS

The father of the children buried at Hoo was William Lionel Wyllie, R.A.,(1851-1931), a prolific marine painter and etcher, who lived at Hoo Lodge from 1885 to 1906. He kept a sailing barge at Hoo, and made many paintings and etchings of the Thames and Medway. Born in London, he was a student at the Royal Academy Schools, where he was taught by Landseer, Millais and Leighton. When he was only 18 he won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting, "Dawn after Storm". In 1906 he moved to Portsmouth. A founder member of the Society for Nautical Research, he was a leading advocate for the restoration of H.M.S. Victory. His 42 foot wide panorama, "The Battle of Trafalgar" is in the Royal Navy Museum at Portsmouth.

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Section D  is the area west of the church, bounded on the west by the
                           footpath which leads to the south west corner.

98.   Very Small Stone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PHILLIS ANN ASHENDEN
(NEE TYRRELL)
BORN 28th APRIL 1886
CALLED HOME
16th NOVEMBER 1940
"At Rest"

 

99.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN & HARRIET BARBER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 1st 1887
AGED 25 YEARS
"Go home my friends and shed [no tears ?],
We must be here with Christ [    ],
Short was my life, long is my rest,
Christ took me when he thought [it best]"
ALSO
HARRIET WIFE OF
JOHN BARBER
WHO DIED JANUARY 14th 1899
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BARBER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1899
AGED 75 YEARS
"Now the labourer's task is o'er,
Now the battle day is past,
Now [    ],
Lands [    ]

John Barber, of Barber's Cottages, was a Market Gardener, (1891 Census)

100.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER
SARAH ANN BARTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 18th 1916
AGED 87 YEARS
"The Lord is good to all who seek him"
ALSO JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 27th 1888
AGED 68 YEARS
"Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall
be opened unto you"
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
[FANNY] BARTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 18th 1848
AGED 23 YEARS
"Asleep"

 

101.   Headstone, (Leaning close to Ground)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARTHA BLACKMAN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 5th 1869
AGED 53 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
WILLIAM BLACKMAN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 4th 1895
AGED 81 YEARS
[    ]

William Blackman was Landlord of the Five Bells, and a Market Gardener, (1855 Post Office Directory, 1882 Kelly's)

102.   "Boulders", Anchor, Cross Gone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS BELOVED SON OF
RICHARD & NAOMI BRAMBLE
WHO DIED SEP. 14th 1894
AGED 24 YEARS

 

103.   Headstone Fragment, (Lying under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
Mr ROBERT CHAPMAN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
THE [    ] OF JULY 1768 AGED [ ] [ YEARS]
ALSO Mrs JANE C[HAPMAN] [WIFE]
OF THE ABOVE WHO D[EPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd ]
OF SEPTEMBER [1791] [AGED] [   ] [YEARS]

 

104.   Headstone


JAMES CHAPMAN
 To the right is the broken bottom of another headstone, part of which 
seems to fit the broken stone of his parents under the nearby Yew tree

IN
MEMORY OF JAMES CHAPMAN OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [   ]
OF FEBRUARY 1789 AGED [   ] [YEARS]
"Here lies Sleeping in the Dust,
Till the Resurrection of the Just,
[   ] Saviour ? Christ does live,"
[ Five more eroded lines]

 

105.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE CHAPMAN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [   ] 1878
AGED 77 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO SUSANNA CHAPMAN
WHO DIED AUGT.[  ] [1882]
[AGED 78 YEARS

George Chapman was a Farmer of 31 acres, employing two men,(1871 Census)

106.   Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES CHESTERTON
DIED AUGUST 30th 1888 AGED 42 YEARS

North Side

ALSO OF SARAH ANN CHESTERTON
DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1934 AGED 82 YEARS

Charles Chesterton was a Prison Warder in Clerkenwell, in 1881, his wife was born in Hoo. ( Census)

107.   Granite Headstone

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOYCE EILEEN CLEGG
DEARLY LOVED WIFE AND MOTHER
FELL ASLEEP 31st MARCH 1978
AGED 58 YEARS
TREASURED MEMORIES OF
DOUGLAS LOUIS CLEGG
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
8th JULY 1991
AGED 70
"To live in the hearts
of those we leave behind is not to die"

 

COLE see HEDGCOCK

108.   Pedestals and Cross

[IN LOVING]
REMEMBRANCE
OF
MAY DUFFILL COMPORT
BELOVED INFANT CHILD OF
JOHN HUGGENS AND
CAROLINE COMPORT
OF WHITEHALL IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY [ ] 1875
AGED 7 WEEKS

John Huggens Comport was a Farmer of 300 acres at White Hall (1881 Census)

109.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN EVER LOVING ALSO OF
MEMORY OF
ESTHER THOMAS
COOMBER KING M.S.M.
WHO WHO
ENTERED INTO REST DIED 17th MARCH 1971
MAY 14th 1912 AGED 78 YEARS
AGED 47 YEARS "Resting in
A DEAR WIFE God's care" ALSO
AND LOVING MOTHER FLORENCE
"Forever with BLANCHE KING
the Lord" PASSED
AWAY
24th MARCH 1976
AGED 89 YEARS

Esther Coomber was the wife of Albert, a Clay Digger of Cypress Cottage, (1901 Census)Florence King was her daughter

110.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
JEFFERY CORK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF MARCH 1773
AGED [   ] YEARS
"Long have I [   ],
[   ],
For in my Life no [   ] had,
Pain did my Health destroy,
But now the Lord [   ],
That Grief and Care oppressed,
Within the Realms of [   ],
By Faith my Soul shall [   ]"
ALSO MARY GOLDSMITH
DIED NOV. 1786 AGED 45 ? YEARS

 

111.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CORK OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF
JANUARY 1779 AGED 36 YEARS
ANN FULLAGER DIED THE 11th OF
AUGUST 1773 AGED 4 YEARS
JOHN CORK SON OF WILLIAM
AND ELIZABETH CORK DIED THE
11th OF NOVEMBER 1784 AGED 8 YEARS
ROBERT CORK DIED THE 2nd OF
JULY 1797 AGED 20 YEARS
"Why do we mourn departed Friends,
Or shake at Death's Alarms,
'Tis but the Voice that Jesus sends,
To call them to his Arms"

 

112.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
JEFFERY CORK OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1807 AGED 32 YEARS
"Prepare to meet thy God"

 

113.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JAMES MACK[Y]
CUNNINGHAM M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th MARCH 1874
AGED 73 YEARS
"Enter thou into the Joy of the Lord,
The Pains of Death are past,
Labour and Sorrow cease,
And Life's long warfare closed at last,
His Soul now rests in Peace"
ALSO HARRIETT
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 22ND 1877
AGED 72 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO ELEANOR HARRIETT HUGGINS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE, WIFE OF THE LATE
[SAMU]EL DAVYS STUART CUNNINGHAM, J.P.
OF CARRICKFERGUS, IRELAND
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1913
AGED 67 YEARS

William Cunningham was a Surgeon in Hoo in 1865, (Post Office Directory)

CUNNINGHAM see HUGGINS

114.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st OF NOVEMBER 1835
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th OF FEBRUARY 1839
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO
Mr WILLIAM DAY
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th OF NOVEMBER 1846
AGED 56 YEARS

 

DAY see LUCY

115.   Headstone


SIMON GANT

IN MEMORY OF
Mr SIMON GANT DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL THE [   ] 1786
AGED 43 YEARS

(In Register as KEMP)

 

GOLDSMITH see CORK

 

116.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN GREEN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1859
AGED 29 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"

 

117.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE HAMMOND
WHO DIED 21st JULY 1900
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY MARTHA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1909
AGED 74 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

 

118.   Detached Pedestal

SARAH LUCY
HARRYMAN
DIED JANY. 29Th 1887 AGED [4 MONTHS]
"Suffer Little Children to come
unto me for such is the Kingdom
of Heaven"

 

119.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN HEDGCOCK
DIED OCTOBER 8th 1866 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HEDGCOCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 7th 1895 AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ELIZABETH HEDGCOCK
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 24th 1864 AGED 38 YEARS
"Peaceful be thy silent slumbers,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou wilt no more join our numbers,
Thou no more our conflicts know,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed"
ALSO THE FOLLOWING GRAND CHILDREN
OF THE ABOVE
WALTER JOHN COLE
DIED SEPT. 17th 1864 AGED 7 DAYS
HENRY PERCY COLE
DIED DECR. 11th 1878 AGED 4 YEARS , 8 MONTHS
FREDERICK STEWART COLE
DIED DECR. 8Th 1879 AGED 1 YEAR
"Gone but not Forgotten"

John Hedgcock, of Hoo Common, was a Farmer and Grazier, (1855 and 1865 Post Office Directory, 1861 Census)

120.   Headstone

[   ]
EDWARD HOGBEN
DIED SEPT. 15th 1889
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUG. 20th 1917
AGED 82 YEARS

Edward Hogben was an Agricultural Labourer at Norwood Corner Houses, Al;hallows in 1881,(Census)

121.   Headstone, (Very Eroded)


MARY HOLT

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF
MARY YE WIFE OF
[J]OHN HO[LT]
[    ]
[   ] 2 [    ]
-------------Ground Level------------
WHO DIED MARCH
YE 3rd 1712 AGED
ABOUT 60 YEARS

 

122.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HOWLAND
OF WHITE HALL, HOO
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1894
AGED 65 YEARS
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart for they
Shall see God"
"Her Toils are past, her Work is done,
And she is Fully Blessed,
She fought the Good Fight, the Victory Won,
And entered into Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HOWLAND
WHO DIED JULY 3rd 1910
AGED 84 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

 

123.   Headstone, (Under Yew)


HUGGINS FAMILY AND CUNNINGHAM

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HUGGINS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 17th OF JULY 1772
AGED 57 YEARS
"Here lies the comfort of my life,
The best of husband to a wife,
[    ] father to his children dear,
[    ] lies buried here"
NEAR THIS PLACE LIE THE BODIES
OF ELIZABETH HUGGINS AND
MARY POCOCK

John Huggins was a Yeoman Farmer. His Will is dated 11th July 1772.
   His house , farmlands in Chart Sutton in the occupation of William Long, to wife Margaret Huggins for life.
   After her death to son John Huggins and Peter Penn of Rochester, Blacksmith, upon trust. Rents and profits to support and educate his four younger children, William, Esther, Samuel and Peter until they attain age of 21. After his wife's death and when youngest child reaches 21,trustees to convey property to sons, John, Thomas, Samuel and Peter. If any died before 21, their share divided among survivors.
   To wife Margaret six of his best milch cows of her choice. To son James one shilling His ready money, securities, chattles and personal estate, (except the six milch cows to wife Margaret), trustees to put proceeds in Public Funds, interest from this to support and educate four youngest children until they are 21. Wife Margaret, John Huggins and Peter Penn, Executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas French, George Gates and Richard Plan

124.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PETER SON OF
PETER & CECELIA HUGGINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OF JANUARY 1811
AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO OF SAMUEL
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF JUNE 1829
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO OF PETER
FOURTH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 25th DAY OF DECEMBER 1846
AGED 21 YEARS
" All Flesh shall perish together and
Man shall turn again unto Dust"

Peter Huggins was a Farmer of Ashcol Farm. His Will is dated 6th January 1841
   To wife Cecelia, all his property,upon condition. Daughters, Harriet Cunningham, wife of William Cunningham, Surgeon of Hoo, Maria, Margaret, Cecelia and Naomi. With son Henry (when he comes of age), together with wife, joint Executors.
   If wife re-marries she can no longer be an executor, she can take her clothes but no other property. If she continues his widow, with chastity, she can control all his property jointly with children, subject to their maintenance while they remain unmarried. To all his children, in trust for son Peter, property in Hoo occupied by William Quaife, for his life. If he dies unmarried or without lawful issue, the property divided equally between his siblings. If Peter marries and leaves children, then property to child/children.
   After his wife Cecelia dies, his freehold estate in Hoo, house and 29 ½ acres of land known as Ashcol, now occupied by himself; and live and dead stock, plus household goods to be sold. Proceeds to be divided equally among his surviving children. Son Peter's share to be invested for his benefit for life; if he has any children, then after his death to them. If he dies unmarried his share divided among his siblings. Executor allowed to rent out Ashcol for terms not exceeding seven years. Wife to receive £40 per annum from rents of Ashcol if let. Remainder of rent shared by children, except Peter. If any or all his executors "dislike my will" they are to be disinherited!
   Witnesses: William Hosmer, Jnr., Leonard Miskin, Snr., (mark of) and Abigail Mary Smith

125.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr PETER HUGGINS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th DAY OF OCTOBER 1843
AGED 73 YEARS
LEAVING A WIFE, TWO SONS AND FIVE
DAUGHTERS
"The Dead shall hear the Voice of the
Son of God and they that hear shall live"
ALSO CECELIA
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 10th OF NOVEMBER 1878
IN HER 97th YEAR

 

126.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA HUGGINS
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
PETER & CECELIA HUGGINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th DAY OF APRIL 1848
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO OF
NAOMI HUGGINS
FIFTH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th DAY OF OCTOBER 1848
AGED 26 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
CECELIA HUGGINS
WHO DIED SEPT. 21st 1863
"Seek Eternal Rest"
ALSO MARGARET HUGGINS
DIED OCTOBER 29th 1886

 

127.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY HUGGINS
OF GRAVESEND
AND A NATIVE OF THIS PARISH
BORN AUGUST 6th 1822
DIED OCTOBER 24th 1906
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OF LOUISA
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 25th ? 190[9]
AGED [7]8 YEARS
"Her Children Arise up and call her Blessed"
[    ]

 

HUGGINS see CUNNINGHAM

 

KING see COOMBER

 

128.  Headstone, Plain Slab and Footstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES LUCY JUNR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th JANUARY
1839 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO SARAH RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th NOV. 1873
IN HER 71st YEAR
ESTHER WIFE OF JAMES LUCY SENR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th JULY 1821
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JAMES LUCY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th MAY 1842
AGED 82 YEARS
ESTHER DAY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND DIED 29th MAY 1851
AGED 48 YEARS
ESTHER DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND SARAH LUCY
DIED 5th [AUG]UST 1826 AGED 1 YEAR, 5 MONTHS
WILLIAM ALFRED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1837 AGED 7 WEEKS
CAROLINE HIS SISTER DIED 2nd FEBRUARY
1840 AGED 6 YEARS
AMELIA HER SISTER DIED 3rd FEBRY.
1840 AGED 8 YEARS
LIKEWISE EMMA DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH LUCY
DIED 4th JULY 1853 AGED 3 MONTHS

James Lucy, Senior was a Carpenter, his Will is dated 29th October 1839.
   By a marriage bond, on his marriage with Susanna Gilbert, widow, dated 6th July 1832, in the sum of £500, bound to John Turner as Trustee of Susanna Gilbert, to Susanna an annuity of £20 for life; and exclusive use of two rooms on west side of his house in Hoo, sitting room on ground floor and bedroom on upper floor, also use of household furniture and goods, rent free, in lieu of any future claims on any other real estate.
   To wife Susanna, George Butcher of Hoo, Publican and William Barton of Hoo, Grocer, upon trust, all other freehold and leasehold property, household goods, money, stock in trade; to sell, except that already given to Susanna. Proceeds to be invested in Public Funds. Wife to have interest and dividends for life. After her death, furniture, etc. to be sold. Half of the interest to be used for education and maintenance of the five children of his late son, James. They are, James Frederick, George, Amelia Smith, Caroline and William Smith, until youngest is 21 years of age. Other half of interest to daughter, Esther, wife of Philmer Day, for life. If Esther dies before his wife, then her money to her children for their education and maintenance, until youngest is 21 years of age.
    James Lucy signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: James Pearce, Solicitor, Chatham and Frederick Pearce, Gentleman, Chatham
   Estate under £100

129.   Coped Stone on Stone Base

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr GEORGE LUCY MANY YEARS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] DAY OF JANUARY 1867 AGED [37] YEARS
ALSO OF MARY LUCY THE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE [ ] DAY OF MAY ? 18[62] ? [AGED 31 YEARS] ?

 

130.   Fallen Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARIA WIFE OF
THOMAS MILNER JUNR.
WHO DIED JANUARY [    ] [1868]
IN THE 33rd YEAR [OF HER AGE]
"Watch therefore for ye know not what
hour your Lord doth come"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS MILNER
WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1888
IN THE 53rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO ALICE HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1886
AGED 10 YEARS
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not, for of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven"

Thomas Milner, Senior, of The Pottery, 1841 and Star Elms, 1851, was an Agricultural Labourer, (Census)

131.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM SON OF
THOMAS & SARAH ANN MILNER
OF THIS PARISH
DIED JUNE 14th 1891
AGED [31] YEARS
[    ]
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS MILNER
DIED MARCH 15th 1871
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ANN BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MILNER
DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1899
AGED 83 YEARS
"At Rest with Jesus"

Thomas Milner, Junior, Of Walnut Tree House, was Town Carter and Market Gardener, (1881 Census)

132.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs, (Detached Pedestals on Grave)

East Side

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIE THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN & ELIZA MILNER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
MAY 12th 1901
AGED 25 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"
ALSO THE ABOVE ELIZA MILNER
WHO DIED MAY 15th 1924 IN HER 74th YEAR
R.I.P.

North Side

ALSO
JOHN GEORGE
MILNER
WHO DIED 24th FEBRUARY 1926
IN HIS 80th YEAR

South Side

ALSO
OF THEIR SON
FRANK
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER
1916
AGED 33 YEARS

John Milner of Four Elms Hill, Frindsbury was a Job Master, (Horse and Carriage Hire), (1901 Census)
Frank Milner was a Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard, (1911 Census)

133.   Detached Pedestal

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDITH MAUD (MILNER)
DIED MAY 25th 1868
AGED 11 MONTHS
ALSO CONSTANCE HATTIE (MILNER)
DIED APRIL 28th 1890
AGED 3 YEARS & 8 MONTHS

 

134.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1845
AGED 34 YEARS
"This languishing head is at rest,
It's thinking and aching is o're (sic)"
This quiet immovable breast,
Is heaved by affliction no more"

 

135.   Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH MOOR
WHO FELL ASLEEP 18th JANUARY 1933
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 4th APRIL 1920
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"

Joseph Moor was an Agricultural Labourer at Cockham Farm, (1901 Census)

POCOCK see HUGGINS

 

136.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
Mr STEPHEN SMITH
WHO DIED 27th MARCH 1847
AGED 61
SHE WAS AN INDULGENT WIFE AND
AN AFFECTIONATE MOTHER
"Farewell vain world, I've seen enough of thee,
And now am careless what thou say'st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thy frowns I fear,
My race is run, my head lies quiet here,
What faults you saw in me take care to shun,
Look well at home, enough there's to be done"

 

137.   Grey Granite Coped

North Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS TIPPING
WHO DIED
DEC. 31st 1881 IN HIS 76th YEAR

ELIZABETH ANN TIPPING DIED AUGUST 10th 1929 AGED 88 YEARS

South Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY COOPER
RELICT OF THOMAS TIPPING
WHO DIED DECEMBER 25th 1884
AGED 77 YEARS

WILLIAM GEORGE TIPPING DIED MAY 5th 1929 AGED 92 YEARS

Thomas Tipping was a retired Farmer, living in Rochester, (1881 Census)
William George Tipping was a retired Grocer living in Lambeth with sister Elizabeth, (1901 and 1911 Census)

138.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE TURNER
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1909
AGED 72 YEARS
"Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away"
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th 1924
AGED 86 YEARS
"Just as I am without one plea,
But that thy Blood was shed for me,
And that thou did bidd'st me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come"

George Turner of Cypress Cottage was a Bricklayer, (1865 Post Office Directory and 1881 Census)

TYRELL see ASHENDEN

 

139.   Large Paved Plot, Two Horizontal Crosses

IN EVER LOVING IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MEMORY OF ROBERT ALLEN
JESSIE THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF SARAH ANN VIDGEON
ROBERT ALLEN & SARAH ANN WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2[ ] 1905
VIDGEON AGED 69 YEARS
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1901 "Thy Will be Done"
AGED 15 YEARS ALSO THE ABOVE
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" SARAH ANN VIDGEON
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1927 AGED 82 YEARS

Robert Allen Vidgeon was a Dairy Farmer of White House Farm, (1901 Census)

140.   "Book" Type Tablet and Curbs

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ELIZA ANN
WAGHORN
WHO DIED
JULY 12th 1943
AGED 54 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

 

141.   Large Paved Plot, Pedestals, Cross Gone

[    ]
MARGERY DORIS
THE BELOVED TWIN CHILD OF
ERNEST & HENRIETTA WEBB
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1899
AGED 2 YEARS & 2 MONTHS
ALSO JESSIE MILDRED
CHILD OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1901
AGED 5 MONTHS
"Thy Will, not ours be Done"
ALSO RICHARD ALLEN WEBB
ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 21st 1913
AGED 11 YEARS
"The Lord hath need of Him"

Ernest Webb was a Butcher of Hoo High Street, (1901 Census and 1909 Kelly's Directory)

142.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR FATHER
RICHARD WEBB
DIED MAY 23rd 1900
AGED 57 YEARS
"Sweet the sleep he so
Much needed,
Free from Suffering,
Care and Pain,
Looking on his face,
so peaceful,
Could we wish him
back again"

Richard Webb was a Beer Retailer of the Victory Tavern, (1891 Census)

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Section E   is west of the above footpath, bounded by the north and west
                            boundaries of the churchyard.

143.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD HENRY BISHOP
SON OF
EDWARD AND MARY ANN BISHOP
BORN 11th APRIL 1844
DIED 17th AUGUST 1865
ALSO
JOHN FREDERICK BISHOP
BORN 26th APRIL 1849
DIED 29th FEBRUARY 1850

Edward Bishop, Senior, was a Grocer and Draper; and Post Master at Hoo, (1855 and 1865 Post Office Directory and 1861 Census).

144.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD BISHOP
BORN 13th JULY 1814
DIED 4th JULY 1893
ALSO
MARY ANN BISHOP
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT LEE NOV. 28th 19[02]
IN HER 91st YEAR
"Her End was Peace"

Edward Bishop, Junior was a Shop Man in Paul Goldston's Grocer's shop in Star Hill, Rochester, Goldston also had a shop in Hoo.

145.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BARRINGTON BUGGINS
LATE OF THE CITY OF [OX]FORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 25th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1846
AGED [59] YEARS
"Watch therefore [for ye know not]
Neither the [day nor the hour the]
[Son of Man cometh"]

Barrington Buggins was Landlord of the Five Bells. He had only been in Hoo a short time, and was formerly Landlord of the Crown Inn, Oxford, to c. 1845. His Will is dated 17th March 1840.
   To wife, Mary all her wearing apparel and household goods. His freehold and personal estate to wife Mary, friend Richard King of St. Aldate, Oxford, Gentleman and William Cowley, of the Corn Market, Oxford, Warehouseman, upon trust; to sell when they think fit. Money to be invested in Public Funds, interest to wife for her life. She to maintain and educate children during their minorities. After her death, funds in trust, for children, Martha, Emma and Jane and any other living at time of his death, equally; detailed conditions follow.
   Wife Mary, Richard King and William Cowley joint Executors; wife Guardian of children; if she dies during their minority, King and Cowley to be Guardians.
   Witnesses: M. Walsh and J. S. Joy

146.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE CACKETT
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1916
AGED 70 YEARS
FOR 47 YEARS A SERVANT TO THE
S.E. & C.R. COMPANY
ALSO CHARLOTTE CACKETT
DIED MARCH 10th 1926
AGED 92 YEARS

George Cackett was Gate Man on the Hundred of Hoo Railway, at Creek Cottage, Stoke in 1901, (Census)

COMPORT see EVERIST

 

147.   Pedestal Monument, Surmounted by an Urn - The Largest Monument in the Churchyard


EVERIST FAMILY ET AL

Two Massive Ledgers on East Side

ENTRANCE
TO THE
FAMILY
VAULT
OF
RICHARD
EVERIST
1830

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr RICHARD EVERIST
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF JANUARY 18[31] AGED 74 YEARS
[LEAVING A]WIDOW, SON AND [ ] DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT HIS LOSS
[   ]
[   ]
Mrs ELIZABETH EVERIST
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF NOVEMBER 18[3]7 AGED [65] YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
GRACE WIFE OF THE LAST NAMED
RICHARD EVERIST
DIED MARCH [   ] 1864
AGED 80 YEARS
JAMES EVERIST
LATE OF FRINDSBURY
DIED [JANUARY] [ ] 1878
[AGED 78 YEARS]
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
[DIED DECEMBER [  ] ] 1885
[AGED 80 YEARS]

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr PHILLIP TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF SEPTEMBER 1834 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO Mrs SARAH TOMLIN WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1849 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SANDS LATE OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF JUNE 1849 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN SANDS WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF MAY 1855 AGED 50 YEARS
FRANCES MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN SANDS DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1865
AGED 77 YEARS

HAROLD JAMES MISKIN
THE 3rd SON OF
WILLIAM LOVE MISKIN
DIED NOV. 15th 1913
AGED [34] YEARS

WALTER MISKIN
SON OF
WILLIAM MISKIN AND
SARAH MISKIN
DIED [FEB.] 5th 1933
AGED 80

KATE MISKIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WALTER MISKIN
DIED [AUG.] [   ] 1935
AGED 75 YEARS

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN THE WIFE OF
Mr HENRY EVERIST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF MAY 1836 AGED 45 YEARS
[ALSO] WILLIAM THE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED JANUARY 28th 1844
AGED 20 DAYS
ALSO THOMAS COMPORT
DIED 13th JULY 1844 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED AUGUST [ ] 1846 AGED SIX MONTHS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED OCTOBER [   ] 1846 AGED FIVE YEARS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED AUGUST 20th ? 1850 AGED SIX MONTHS
[ALSO] ANN DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1852
AGED 16 MONTHS
[  ]
[   ] 1854

CATHERINE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED [ SEPT. [   ] 1857 AGED 23 YEARS]
SARAH ANN [WIFE OF]
HENRY EVERIST
[DIED] NOVEMBER [  ] [1861 AGED 46 YEARS]
[   ]

HENRY EVERIST
OF TEMPLE, STROOD
[DIED JANUARY [   ] ] 1871 AGED 76
LEAVING [ ] SONS AND
[   ] DAUGHTERS

MARY ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS COMPORT DIED
ON MAY 28th 1876 AGED 72
JAMES COMPORT
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
ON MARCH 6th ? 1877 AGED 45

West Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
BETSY FANNY MISKIN
DIED FEB. 17th 1844
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM MISKIN HUSBAND OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] OF OCTOBER 1850 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND ELIZA MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [   ] OF
AUGUST 1847 AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO SARAH MATILDA WIFE OF
WILLIAM MISKIN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF
JANUARY 1863 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO GRACE [ ] DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND SARAH MATILDA MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 9th 1875
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM 2nd SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & BETSY FANNY MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL [ ] 188[2]
AGED 70 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM LOVE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & SARAH MATILDA MISKIN
DIED OCTOBER 20th 1894 AGED 45 ? YEARS

RICHARD MISKIN
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & BETSY MISKIN
BORN 19th JULY 1803
DIED 15th DECEMBER 1899
AGED 94

SYDNEY WALTER
ONLY SON OF WALTER
AND KATE MISKIN
BORN [   ] JANUARY1892
DIED [   ] MAY 1908

Richard Everist, the Elder, was a Yeoman Farmer, and, judging from his tomb, very prosperous! His Will, which is dated 24th November 1825, is very long and mostly taken up with Trust conditions.
   Household goods to wife Elizabeth. She, along with sons Richard, of Allhallows, and Henry; and Edward Wickham, Gentleman of Chatham, Executors and Trustees. To them, upon trust, residue of personal estate, until all his children are 21 years of age. Executors to carry on farming business. From the profits, £100 annuity to his wife for life. Annuities of £50 to children until they are 21. Surplus of personal estate invested in Public Funds. Wife can remain in his house, with garden, coal shed, wood house and hen house, rent free, as long as she remains his widow. She to have interest and dividends from Funds for life. Several freehold farms were settled on wife at marriage for the purpose of carrying on the farming business.
   Witnesses: John Groves, Hoo, Elias Brooker, Hoo and Richard White, Hoo
   Estate under £6,000

Elizabeth Everist, widow of Richard. Will dated 27th September 1832.
   To grandson Henry Gooding Everist, son of Henry Everist, Farmer, 19 guineas, to be spent for his benefit by his father. To sons, Henry, James of Stoke, Farmer and Edward, all freehold and leasehold estate, money, securities, household goods, etc. upon trust, to sell freehold and leasehold property; proceeds invested, in trust in Public Funds or mortgages, etc .Interest to her ten children, Ann, Henry, Joseph, Elizabeth Gooding, James, Mary Ann, Edward, Matilda, Eliza and George, equally, for life. If any die, their share to their husband or wife, if any, for life. Then to their children, if any. Detailed conditions follow.
   One tenth of the money for Robert Richards Everist son of her daughter, Matilda, born before wedlock; after Matilda's death to her husband, Robert Richards for life, the principal divided equally among their lawful issue. Sons, Henry, James and Edward, joint Executors and Trustees.
   Witnesses: Joseph Hopkins, Chatham, James Pearce, Solicitor, Chatham and Frederick Pearce, his Clerk

Richard Miskin was a Farmer and Blacksmith of Stoke, employing 10, on 110 acres. (1851 Census)
William Miskin, of Belluncle Farm, was a Farmer of 1,479 acres, employing 40, (1865 Post Office Directory and 1871 Census)
William Love Miskin of Newlands House, St. Mary was a Farmer, (1891 Census)
Walter Miskin was a Farmer at Belluncle farm, (1901 Census), and Whitehall Farm, (Kelly's Directory 1909)

John Sands the Younger, Yeoman Farmer of Quarry Farm, Frindsbury. Will dated 28th March 1849
   Wife Mary Ann Executor. Real estate and all household goods, stock, crops, money, securities and personal estate to wife Mary Ann for ever.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood and Frederick Thomas Attwood, Clerk to Mr Gibbs
Probate Valuation, 2nd January 1850
Household goods and Furniture £38 7s 0d
Plate, Linen, Clothes £3 19s 3d
Books 10s
Live and Dead Stock £49 15s 0d
Total £92 11s 0d

148.   Curbs

IN MEMORY OF WALTER THE BELOVED SON OF HENRY AND JANE FRANKS WHO DIED JULY 19th 1919 AGED 29 YEARS (one line)

Walter Franks was the son of Henry, a Clay Digger and Agricultural Labourer, of Baker's Terrace. Walter had no occupation in 1911, (Census)

149.   Wooden Cross, Small Plaque

FOR A SOUL
KNOWN TO GOD
HOLLY

I don't know the full circumstances and context of this find, but from my limited Archaeological experience, the post mortem decapitation of bodies is more suggestive of a pagan Romano-British context. See Archaeologia Cantiana for 1962, for a similar find at Cuxton.

150.   Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND EDMUND JOHN KNOW WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1916 AGED 66 YEARS (one line)

South Side

ALSO OF MARY ANN KNOW HIS WIFE WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1937 AGED 81 YEARS

Edmund Know was a General and Agricultural Labourer, (1901 and 1911 Census)

MISKIN see EVERIST

 

151.   Small Flat Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY JAMES
HUSBAND OF
WINIFRED HILDA PEARMAN
ENTERED INTO REST
3rd JAN. 1970 AGED 75 YEARS
WINIFRED HILDA
WIFE OF ABOVE
1921 – 1992

Granite Pedestals, Cross, Curbs

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALEC ONLY SON OF
EDWIN & RHODA RIXON
OF TUNBRIDGE HILL, HOO
FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 20th 1918
AGED 21 YEARS
"Jesu Lover of my Soul"

 

SANDS see EVERIST

 

152.   C.W.G.C Headstone

A. H. SEDEN
STOKER 2nd CLASS RNK/17921
H.M.S. PEMBROKE
15th JUNE 1918 AGED 18

 

TOMLIN see EVERIST

 

153.   Headstone, Lying on Side, Against N. Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SYLVIANA MARIA
FOR FORTY SIX YEARS
THE AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED WIFE
OF THE REVEREND
DANIEL FRANCIS WARNER
THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WAS BORN AUGUST 28th 1791
AND DIED SEPTEMBER 4th 1864
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE ABOVE DANIEL FRANCIS WARNER
FOR THIRTY FOUR YEARS
THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
BORN ON JUNE 9th 1795
DIED ON NOVEMBER 17th 1870
[Eroded Verses]

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Section F  is a modern extension, (1920's), north of the east–west
                           footpath, and east of
the library building

This Section is a modern extension, I have only transcribed the pre-1930 Graves

154.  Curbs

JANE THE DEVOTED WIFE OF CHARLES BANKS WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1925 AGED 77 YEARS

 

155.   Curbs and Vaulted Stone

EDITH EMILY THE DEARLY LOVED ONLY CHILD OF MOSES AND ELLEN BARTON
WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th APRIL 1921 IN HER 18th YEAR

ALSO
MY BELOVED WIFE
ELLEN BARTON
WHO DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1929
AGED 55 YEARS

Moses Barton , may be the Police Constable at Wren's Cross in Maidstone in 1901 ?, (Census)

156.   Curbs

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES BROOKS WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1925 AGED 63

Charles Brooks, of 4 Acorn Terrace, ? Sea Wall Labourer in 1901, (Census)

157.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM THOMAS CRUTTENDEN
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1925 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO KATE CRUTTENDEN
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1943 AGED 66 YEARS

William Cruttenden of Baker's Terrace, Agricultural and Clay Labourer, (1901 and 1911 Census)

158.   Red Granite Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN DARKINS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 15th 1925 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN DARKINS
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1933
AGED 83 YEARS
R.I.P.

John Darkins of Church Road, Clay Digger and Agricultural Labourer, (1901 and 1911 Census)

159.   Curbs

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM CHARLES DUNSTER
AT REST JUNE 4th 1925 AGED 61 YEARS

North Side

ALSO EMMA ANN DUNSTER HIS BELOVED WIFE


AT REST JUNE 6th ? 1944 AGED 77 YEARS

William Dunster of Church Street, Superintendent Life Assurance in Tonbridge in 1911 ?, (Census)

160.   Pedestal and Angel

MY DEAR WIFE
AGNES MARY FORD
FELL ASLEEP 1st DEC. 1929
AGED 24 YEARS
"Until the Day Break
and the Shadows Flee Away"

 

161.   Low Granite Headstone and Curbs

TO THE SACRED MEMORY
OF
OUR BELOVED PARENTS
SARAH ANN GARDNER
PASSED SEPT. 19th 1929 AGED 74 YEARS
EDWARD GEORGE GARDNER
PASSED JUNE 13th 1932 AGED 81 YEARS

Edward Gardner an Agricultural Labourer, (1911 Census)

162.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER
JAMES KING
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd MAY 1927
AGED 61 YEARS
AND ANNIE ELIZA KING
REUNITED 21st DECEMBER 1949
AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"

James King, Agricultural Labourer of Parker's Corner, Allhallows in 1901; Oil Tanks Labourer in 1911, (Census)

163.   Curbs

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES KING
DIED JANUARY 22nd 1928 AGED 36 YEARS

James King, Junior, Agricultural Labourer, (1911 Census)

164.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE EDWARD MOOR WHO ENTERED INTO REST 26th MARCH 1922 AGED 26 YEARS (one line)

George Moor, Farm Worker of Cockham Farm, (1911 Census)

165.   Fallen Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CECIL WILLIAM MOOR
DIED JULY 14th 1928
AGED 29 YEARS

 

166.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE PERCY DIED APRIL 27th 1925 AGED 52 YEARS

George Percy, possibly the Wood Cutter of Boxley and Agricultural Labourer of Hollingbourne ?(1901 and 1911 Census)

167.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES ROBERTS WHO DIED SEPT. 7th 1927 AGED 74 YEARS (one line)

 

168.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS STEPHEN SAUNDERS BORN AUGT. 4Th 1854 FELL ASLEEP MAY 17th 1928 (one line)

Thomas Saunders of Black House, High Street, Agricultural Labourer and Gardener, (1901 and 1911 census)

169.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY ROSA WRIGHT
PASSED AWAY 14th DEC. 1929
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY 7th JULY 1934
AGED 74 YEARS
"Lives Well Spent"

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Section G  interior of Church

170.   Brass Plaque Set in Floor, Brass of 15 Children, Man and 4 Wives  - Missing
            From John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769. (Not Seen)

OF YO CHARITIE PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF WM. ALTON AND GELYONE HIS WIFE AND ALL
HIS WIFES SOULE, HIS CHILDREN'S SOULES AND ALL CHRISTYN SOULL JHU HAVE MCI

 

171.   Brass Plaque, East Wall, North Aisle

IN MEMORY OF THOMAS AVELING OF ROCHESTER ELDEST SON OF THOMAS AND
ANN AVELING OF WHITTLESEA IN THE COUNTY OF CAMBRIDGE A MEMBER OF THE
INST. CIVIL ENGINEERS, CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR,FRANCE AND KNIGHT OF
THE ORDER OF FRANCIS JOSEPH, AUSTRIA. DIED MARCH 7th 1882 AGED 57 YEARS

 

AVELING see D'URBAN

172.   Brass, Full Length Priest, Head 
             Missing, as is most of Inscription (From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses)

[ ] SUM ET IN CARNE MEA VDIBO DEUM SALVATOREM MEUM
HIC JACET DOMINUS RICHARDUS BAYLEY QUONDAM VICARIUS ISTIUS
ECCLESIE QUI OBIIT DECIMO DIE MENSIS JULII ANNO DNI
MILLMO CCCC DUODECIMO CUJUS ANIMA PPICIETUS

 

173.   Brass Nave Floor?  From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses,(Not Seen)

PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF JOHN BEDYLL THE WYCH DESECID THE VII DAY OF JUN
IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD MCCCCC ON WHOSE SOUL GODE HAYFE MERCY AMEN

John Bedyll, the Elder, seems to be a Yeoman Farmer. His Will is dated 3rd March 1498.
   "Sick in Body", he wishes to be buried in the church, "in the aisle before the Crucifix next to the stone of Richard Charlys". "For breaking the ground, 6s 8d". To the Altar Lights "for my tithings negligently forgotten, 6s 8d"; to the Cross Light, 10d; to the Trinity Light, 12d; to our Lady Light, 12d; to St. Nicholas Light, 4d; to St. Warburgh Light, 12d. To "an honest priest to sing for my soul, my wife's soul, my fader's soul and my moder's soul and other christyn souls, 33s 3d" . To each of his God children living, 4d. For the poor 20s distributed in bread at Lent. A stone to be laid on his grave.
   Land in Wellingcroft, 10 acres in Brakefield, Lidwell Hamm Marsh to be sold to pay debts and his bequests. To son, Stephen Bedyll property in St. Mary's, which he can sell at discretion of Executors. To son John Bedyll, house that he lives in, "on the same side that John Joye dwelleth", forever, he keeping it in good repair, also 7 acres of land at . . . . ?
   To daughter Alice Bedyll at 20 years of age, at discretion of Executors To Margaret Bedyll daughter of son John, at 20 years of age, 26s 8d.
   William Halman and John Palmer, son of Giles Palmer, to have house for three lives in Upstreet, with lands and marshes. They to ensure yearly Obit (for his soul) is performed in Church with dirges and mass. Three bushels of wheat and ?bushel of malt to be made into bread and ale for the said dirge. If there are no heirs to above, property to be sold and 8 score sheep to be delivered to Church.
   Churchwardens to arrange yearly Obit in time of Lent with mass and dirge, said or sung. Quarter of wheat and quart of malt to be made into bread and ale distributed in the church. Property in Allhallows to be sold for best price. From this William Halman to have 5 marks, Giles Palmer, 5 marks; remainder paid to Executors. House in Pylstreet sold , money to Executors to be disposed of for "the health of his soul". Executors to lay 150 halles ? of gravel in Upstreet, where most needed.
   Wife Joan to have all movables beholding to her, to sell ?, to the value of 20 marks.
   Executors, Wife Joan, William Halman and Giles Palmer
  
Residue of goods to be disposed of by Executors for the "health of my soul". John Joye to be Supervisor of the will.
Names on Probate Note, in addition to Executors and Supervisor; Harmon Charlys, Stephen Rolf and Robert Fuller

174.   Cross from Grave in France, North Wall, North Aisle

A.I.F.
5559 PTE. L.C. BLACKMAN
18th
BN.
K.I.A.
7
7
18

 

175.   Very Small Plaque, South Wall, South Aisle

IN MEMORY OF
WALTER ST. JOHN BRICE
AND
MARY WITHECOMBE BRICE
OF
HOO LODGE, HOO ST. WERBURGH
THIS SCREEN WAS GRATEFULLY ERECTED
BY THEIR FAMILY – 1970

 

176.   Brass on Chancel Floor, Half Length of Priest

HIC JACET DNS JOHNES BROWN QUONDA VICARI
ISTE ECCLIE CUJUS AIE PPICIETUR DS AME

 

177.   Plaque, North Wall, Chancel

IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
HOWARD CAIRNS
A SERVER AT THIS ALTAR
AND A SWEET SINGER
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN ACTION WHILE
SERVING ON H.M.S. FIREDRAKE
IN THE ATLANTIC ON 17th DEC. 1942
AGED 21 YEARS
"They shall not grow old
as we that are left grow old"

 

178.   Two Brass Figures, Chancel Floor

HIC JACET STEPHANUS CHARLIS ET RICARDUS CHARLIS QUI OBIIT XXVIII DIE MENS
JUNII ANNO DNI MILLMO CCCCXLVI QUOR AIABUS PPICITEUR DEUS AMEN

 

179.   Brasses, Full Length Armoured Knight and Wife, South Aisle

HIC JACET THOS. COBHAM ARMIGER QUI OBIIT VIII DIE MENSIS JUNII ANNO DNI
MILLMO CCCCLXV ET MATILDA UXOR EJUS QUORUM AIABUS PPICIETYR DEUS AME

 

180.   Classical Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS COMPORT ESQ. OF WHITEHALL IN THIS PARISH
WHOSE REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN THE FAMILY VAULT AT COOLING
OCIIT 23rd OCTOBER 1843 AETAT 76 YEARS
DEDICATED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIDOW
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr GEORGE COMPORT THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE THOMAS COMPORT
LIKE WISE BURIED IN THE FAMILY VAULT AT COOLING IN THIS COUNTY
OBIIT 17th JANUARY 1844 AETAT 51 YEARS
ALSO IN SACRED MEMORY OF
MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE THOMAS COMPORT ESQRE.
WHOSE REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE FAMILY VAULT AT COOLING, KENT
OBIIT JULY 26th 1871 AETAT 78 YEARS

 

181.   Stone Plaque, South Wall of Chancel

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS LINTON DANN
1901 – 1962
CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS PARISH
THE SANCTUARY LAMP WAS GIVEN IN HIS MEMORY

 

182.   Brass Plaque, South Wall, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN JAMES DARKINS
MASTER OF S/V GLENAVON
WHO WAS WRECKED AND LOST WITH HIS SHIP
ON THE GOODWIN SANDS DURING AN HEAVY
GALE ON THE NIGHT OF 1st - 2nd NOVEMBER 1919
AGED 38 YEARS
"Grant Him O Lord, Eternal Rest"

 

183.   Brass Plaque, West Wall, North Aisle

IN MEMORY OF ANN WHO WAS FIRST THE WIFE OF THOMAS AVELING OF THE COUNTY
OF CAMBRIDGE ESQUIRE BY WHOM SHE HAD THREE SONS, THOMAS, ROBERT AND JAMES
SECONDLY THE WIFE OF THE REV, JOHN D'URBAN B.A. 20 YEARS CURATE IN CHARGE
OF THIS PARISH SHE WAS BORN DECEMBER 9th 1800 AND DIED SEPTEM. 2Nd 1873

 

184.   Classical Tablet, Draped Urn, South Wall, West End, North Aisle

IN A VAULT UNDER THIS CHURCH
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
ERNEST
ELDEST CHILD OF
HENRY TAYLOR JONES, ESQUIRE
AND CAROLINE MUNSTER HIS WIFE
OF CHATHAM AND OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF DECEMBER 1844
AGED 15 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

 

JONES see WULFF

 

185.   Classical Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF LIEUT. CHARLES JORDAN R.N.
WHO AFTER HAVING SIGNALIZED HIMSELF
BY HIS GALLANT CONDUCT IN THE WEST INDIES
WAS UNHAPPILY SHIPWRECKED IN THE NORTH SEA
IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 1779
AETAT 22
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY
BY HIS MOST AFFECTIONATE BROTHER
RICHARD JORDAN A.M.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH

 

186.   Classical Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE REV. RICHARD JORDAN M.A.
VICAR OF MOUNTFIELD IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX
CHAPLAIN
TO THE MOST NOBLE MARQUIS OF CAMDEN
SENIOR MINOR CANON
OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ROCHESTER
AND THIRTYFOUR YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
HE DIED AT ROCHESTER THE 21st AUGUST 1835
AND WAS BURIED IN THE VAULT OF HIS FATHER
IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF MAIDSTONE
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Rev. Richard Jordan of Rochester. Will dated 17th March 1830.
   To daughter Margaret Carter, widow of Rev. Wilfred Carter, D.D., late of Mountfield, Sussex, sole Executor.
   His Wife to have furniture and plate, except large silver bowl, with inscription, stating that it was given to his late brother, Charles Jordan, when a Midshipman in the Royal Navy, in testament of his gallant conduct on 14th October 1777, by the inhabitants of Montego Bay, Jamaica. This bowl to his daughter, Margaret.
   To his wife, £100. Daughter Margaret to have his diamond ring, given him by John Pelly Atkins Esq. of London, on his marriage with Jordan's niece. Also to Margaret, his gold watch, with gold chain and seals, formerly belonging to his late brother, the Rev. Thomas Jordan. Monies to be invested in Public Funds, this and other investment interest to wife for life. After her death to daughter Margaret.
   Witnesses: E. Twopenny of Rochester, Solicitor and J.F. Hookham, Clerk to Messrs. Twopenny & Essell, Rochester

187.   Tomb Chest set in East Wall, North Aisle, Ogee Canopy and Pinnacles

EDWARD LAKE
OF ABBOTTS' COURT IN THIS PARISH YOUNGEST SON OF WILLIAM LAKE
OF WOODSTREET IN THE PARISH OF BAPCHILD IN THIS COUNTY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF APRIL1846 AGED 34 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND FIVE CHILDREN
HIS REMAINS REST IN BAPCHILD CHURCH
NEAR THOSE OF HIS FATHER AND MOTHER
"Jesus said, "What I do thou knowest not now but thou shalt know hereafter""

ALSO
EDWARD ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE BORN 2nd AUGUST 1838
DIED IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 25th FEBRUARY 1908

Edward Lake, of Abbotts' court, Farmer. Will dated 5th July 1841
Most of this will consists of Trust conditions.
To wife Mary Anne, Furniture and Household goods and £300. To children at 21, £1,000.
To wife and brothers, George, Charles and Henry, all property and effects, upon trust. His share in Farming Business in Grain, he shares with brother John, to be sold, John having first option.
Residue to children. Wife Executor.
Witnesses: William Brooks, Bailiff to Mr Lake and Thomas Aveling, Hoo

188.   Ledger, Floor of South Aisle

ANN LINDRIDGE
SPINSTER
DIED 10th JUNE 1821
AGED 43 YEARS

 

189.   Brass Plaque North Wall, North Aisle

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OSCAR STEPHEN
LINGHAM
7th BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS
KILLED IN ACTION AT CAMBRAI
FRANCE MARCH 25th 1918
"Grant Him O Lord, Eternal Rest"

 

190.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT MARLEY, PRIEST
L.TH. DURHAM
VICAR OF THIS PARISH 1900 – 1910
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MAY 6th 1918
AGED 73 YEARS

 

191.   Ledger, Floor of South Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOSEPH
MILLER NOW AT REST
WHOSE SOUL WITH CHRIST WE HOPE IS BLEST
LONG AFTER HIM WEE SHALL NOT STAY
LET US PREPARE AGAINST THAT DAY
HE LIETH HERE UNDER THIS HEAP OF DUST
WAITING THE RESURECTION OF THE JUST
HE WAS THE SONN OF JOSEPH &
HANNAH MILLER WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 10th OF JANUARY 1678
AGED 7 YEARS

Joseph Miller, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 8th June 1694.
   To daughter Elizphalett Rivers the wife of Jonathan Rivers of Chatham, Carpenter; his farmhouse where he now lives, and barns, stables, orchards, etc. Upon condition that his wife Hannah remains in possession until the next Lady Day after his death. After that his wife, servants and workmen to have liberty to fell and cut 80 trees on the land before Lady Day, next; and to sell the wood to pay any of his debts. If Jonathan Rivers pays Hannah £60 in lieu of the trees, Hannah will accept. Farm house and land in occupation of William Woodland and 2 properties and land in occupation of James Waters and [Widow] Holt in Allhallows to daughter Margaret Miller. If she has no issue, the same 3 properties and land to his wife Hannah after death of Margaret, for life. After Hannah's death, property in occupation of Widow Holt in Allhallows to Elizabeth Baker, daughter of John Baker, late of Stoke, Husbandman. After death of wife Hannah 2 properties in occupation of James Waters and William Woodland in Allhallows and Hoo to his right heirs, provided Hannah receives rents until daughter Margaret is 18 years old.
   Property and land in occupation of Marndy? Whiffen, and land now sown with wheat lying in or near Mr Faunce's land in occupation of Widow Taylor, now in his own possession, in Hoo, to Hannah for life. After her death to daughter Margaret.
  Marsh land called Oakham Ness in Hoo, of about 110 acres, in his possession to wife Hannah to sell and dispose of. Jonathan Rivers to pay the poor of Hoo out of estate left to Hannah, 20s a year for 4 years after his death. To cousin William Starr 20s. All residue to Hannah, she sole Executor.
   Witnesses: Samuel Holwill, Mark of Richard Perrin and John Holwill

192.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER MISKIN
CHURCHWARDEN FOR
27 YEARS AND BENEFACTOR
OF THIS PARISH BORN 19th JULY
1852 DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1933
TO PERPETUATE HIS MEMORY HIS
MANY FRIENDS ERECTED THIS
TABLET AND INSTALLED
ELECTRIC LIGHTS IN THE CHURCH

 

193.   Brass Plaque, South Wall, South Aisle

THE WINDOW
ABOVE THIS TABLET
IS DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY NICHOLSON
WHO DIED
15th JUNE 1880
AGED 81 YEARS

 

194.   Stone Tablet, West Wall of Porch

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
RICHARD PHILPOTT
18 XI 1879 24 II 1961
SAILORMAN ON THE THAMES AND MEDWAY
FOR HALF A CENTURY
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
THE THAMES SAILING CLUB
WHOM HE SERVED FOR FOURTEEN YEARS
AS MASTER OF THE S/B ARROW

 

195.   Brass in Chancel, From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses (Not Seen)

HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY
OF DOROTHY PLUMLEY THE WIFE OF
JOHN PLUMLEY SHE DIED ANO. DNI. 1615
DONE BY JAMES PLUMLEY HER SONNE

Dorothy Plumley, Widow of Hoo. Will dated 11th January 1614/15.
   "Sicke and weake in bodie", she wishes "my bodie to be buryed in the chancel of the parish church".
To the poor of Hoo 20s to be distributed on day of her burial. To four men who carry her body to the church [   ].
   To sister Elizabeth Yonge, Widow, 10s; to Ann Barber "my [   ]", 40s; to Thomas Barber her Godson, son of John Barber, 20s at 24 years; to daughter in law Elizabeth [   ] 40s, to daughter in law Joan Barber wife of Ezekiell Barber and to Hellin Hurlstone wife of Marke Hurls[tone] each 40s.
   To William Plumley her son in law a featherbed, feather bolster of the middle sort, two [   ] sheets, a hempen table cloth, two pewter platters, two pewter dishes, brass candlestick, brass pot of the middle sort, also [   ] pounds.
   To Elizabeth Plumley and Ann Plumley daughters of John Plumley, my brother in law [   ]s each; to John Plumley her bedstead and furniture in the chamber [   ], two of best feather beds, [   ] of her best bolster, four best feather pillows, [   ] of best blankets, a coverlet, four best chests, twelve pairs of good sheets, two table clothes, four best pillow beares, dozen best table napkins, [   ] towels. To John Plumley her son, table standing in the [   ] chamber , [   ] cupboard in same chamber, little cupboard, , dozen best pewter platters, dozen best pewter dishes, two pewter candlesticks, [   ] candlesticks of best sort, dozen [   ] dishes, two brass kettles of best sort, ten of best truggs, one of best [pots?] "I use to put milk in", one best spittle, one best dripping pan.
   To Sarah Plumley the [   ] of John Plumley, son in law, £20, , [   ] good sheets and two table clothes at 21 years.
   To daughter in law, wife of son John Plumley, a silver bowl, silver [   ], one dozen [silver?] spoons.
   To son John Plumley, one silver spoon which was given at his christening [   ].
   James Plumley, Executor, Mr John Reader and John Rowle, Overseers, to them , 40s for their pains.
   To Anne Plumley, d[aughter in law] wife of John Plumley, [property?] purchased of John Gipson [ ? ] "and being at the church [ ? ] of St. Warburgh aforesaid"
   To son John, all lands and tenements [ ? ]; if John dies with no heirs, then to daughter, Anne.
   Dorothy Plumley is indebted to Augustine Morland, Gent. in the sum of £400, mortgage on land and tenement to Morland. Son John is indebted to her in sum of £133, seems he is to pay off £133 of the £400. From her woodland, timber to the value of £100 towards discharge of the £400. Rents of land and property to son John until he is 21, to pay towards the £400. Son John £50 at 21 years, from rents of her land ? Lands and tenements willed to him at 21 years.
   Witnesses: Mark of John Mole, Mark of Henry Beale and John Rowle

John Plumley
of Hoo, Gentleman. Will dated 6th December 1656.
   £200 Marriage bond to be paid to wife, Jane out of estate. Such of his household goods as wife desires to value of £200; and silver beaker which was her father's, a silver wine cup, plus residue, except things in possession of Executors of will of Anne Plumley, his late sister. These to be sold at best value, after £200 is paid to wife, surplus, after paying legatees of Anne Plumley's will, to his three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Jane Plumley at 21 years. In meantime interest to fund their education.
   To poor of Hoo 40s paid on either, Feast of St. John Baptist or St. John the Divine, which occurs first after his death.
   To cousin Jane Edwards and Joan Neade 20 s each. To Mark Edwards and Elizabeth the daughter of Joan Neade 10 s each at 21 years. Wife Jane and John Plaistow of Rochester, Gentleman, his wife's nephew, Executors. Wife to have according to marriage agreement £40 annuity out of real estate. If she accepts house he now lives in, in Coy? Street in Hoo and three pieces of land "below the highway and against the Town House", in lieu of £15 of the above £40, then she to have house for life. Also to her property and land in Goodnestone and Wingham in occupation of Mr Edward Boyse and William Powes, she to keep properties in good repair. After wife's death the above properties to his daughter Elizabeth Plumley for ever.
Also to daughter Elizabeth property and land in Huck? Street, Hoo, lately bought from William Lewen, and following land, for ever:
   2 acres adjoining latter lately purchased from William Cobham, Gent.
   6 acres, formerly two pieces, adjoining above.
   3 acres adjoining above, called Peanes? Meade.
   2 acres called Brinsted Downe Meade lying by gate "going to the other Bottom Lands of 1½ acres of meadow lying at lower end of last 2 pieces.
   1½ acres at the bottom of Brinsted Downe Mead , bounded on the west by Sir Edward Hales land.
3 ½ acres near a lane called Duovie ? Lane on the north and land of Sir Edward Hales on the south.
   5 acres of land called Milstead late bought from William Cobham.
   Further land near a stable called Parsonage Stable in Church Street.
   To daughter Mary, Mansion House and land where he now lives, on both sides of the highway, in all 20 acres, after death of wife, forever. Also 3½ acres on north of highway leading to Stoke; 2 acres in the Common Field, late that of Mr Francis Merritt; and 4 acres called Conduit Head; and 3 acres, in two pieces, in a Common Field called Middle Collopes; and 6 acres called Upper Collopes adjoining highway above Clay Hill leading to Hoo Pitt Ponds; and 3 acres in one field with last mentioned 6 acres. 3 acres called Little Collopes, part of that bought from William Cobham; 2 acres in the Common Field "against Betters", 1 acre of which bought from William Cobham, the other 1 acre from Peter Pilcher. More land adjoining his house bought from Peter Pilcher; half a property in Hoo Street near the Bridge, bought from Peter Pilcher; house in Wystreet in Hoo bought from William Cobham, of 2½ acres of meadow;10 acres in three pieces called Ropers; 1 acre near Peckham [   ], "being now in exchange with John Kent for an acre of his" in the Common Field; ½ acre in Hickfield Haw bought from William Cobham, all to daughter Mary, for ever.
   To daughter Jane property and land called Great Farm in St. Mary's, and land in St. Mary's, High Halstow and Stoke, in occupation of Widow Fletcher; property called Little Farm and lands in St. Mary's in occupation of Thomas Horstead, for ever.
   Witnesses: Lew. Howard, Clerk and the mark of William Wood of Hoo

196.   Brasses in Chancel, Man and Wife, Three Sons and Four Daughters

HERE LIETH BURIED THE BODY OF Mr JAMES
PLUMLEY WHO LIVED IN THE PARSNIG OF
THIS PARISH (HE LIVED A CHRISTIAN LIFE
AND WAS CHARITABLE TO THE POOR AND
BELOVED BY ALL) HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF AUGUST 1640
AS ALSO ANNA HIS LOVING WIFE BY
WHOM HE HAD ISSUE SEVEN CHILDREN,
THREE SONS, JAMES, WILLIAM AND JOHN AND
FOUR DAUGHTERS, SARAH, MARY, ANNA, ELIZABETH
SHE INTENDETH AT THE TIME OF
HER SUMMONS, HERE TO LYE

 

197.   Classical Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE REVEREND
THOMAS THOMPSON B.D.
RECTOR OF STAPLEHURST AND VICAR
OF THIS PARISH HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF MARCH 1786
AGED 54 YEARS
HIS JACET IN EXPECTATIONE
DIEI SUPREMI QUALIS ERAT
DIES ISTE INDICABIT

Rev. Thomas Thompson of College Yard, Rochester. Will dated 6th December 1783
   To brother Rev. John Thompson of Kimbolton, Huntingdon, all his printed books.
   Household goods, furniture, manuscript books and papers to, kinswoman Elizabeth Fletcher wife of Rev. Richard Fletcher of Rochester, and "faithful" housekeeper Eleanor Rippon.
   Residue to brothers and sisters Robert Thompson of Beverley, John Thompson, Ann wife of John Richards of H.M. Fort at Upnor, Elizabeth Thompson of Kimbolton, Spinster, Mary wife of ______ Rice of Petty France, Westminster, Musician, John Fletcher son of the above Richard, and to Eleanor Rippon; also property in Yorkshire and elsewhere in England, equally divided. Elizabeth Fletcher and "good friend" Edward Randall of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Schoolmaster, Executors.
   Witnesses: Maria Liege, John Evans and Leonard Lester.

198.   Stone Tablet, South Wall of Chancel

IN MEMORY OF
BOB TRICE
1914 – 1992
CHURCHWARDEN AND SERVER
OF THIS PARISH

 

199.   Stone Tablet, North Wall of Chancel

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DONALD LESLIE VIDGEON
WHO FOR MANY YEARS WAS
SIDESMAN AND CHANGE RINGER
OF THIS CHURCH DIED OCTOBER 8th 1944
AGED 32 YEARS

 

200.   Stone Tablet, East Wall of Porch

THIS PORCH WAS RESTORED
IN MEMORY OF
LEONARD JOHN
WALTERS
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1910 – 1951

 

201.   Classical Marble Tablet, With Armorial Crest, (by Geere of Rochester), South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
DANIEL FRANCIS WARNER B.D.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
FOR
THIRTY FOUR YEARS
INSTITUTED 6th JANUARY 1836
DIED 17th NOVEMBER 1870
AGED 75 YEARS

 

202.   Brass Plaque, South Wall of Chancel

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WHITE
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER MAY 2nd 1885
THIS CHANCEL WAS DECORATED BY
HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE ELIZABETH

 

203.   Classical Tablet, With Armorial Crest, South Wall, West End of North Aisle

IN THE SAME VAULT
WITH THOSE OF HIS GRANDSON
ERNEST JONES
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
GEORGE WULFF
COLONEL COMMANDANT
ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 16th DAY OF AUGUST 1846
IN THE 83rd YEAR OF HIS AGE

END OF INTERIOR

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

War Memorial  

204.   North Wall, North Aisle

TO
THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

W. BARNARD
L.C. BLACKMAN
H.T. BRAMBLE
A.S. COOMBE
F.W. CORBY
W.J. FROMON
G.A. HUBBLE
W.W. HUTCHINGS
E.G. KADWILL
W.A. KADWILL
O.S. LINGHAM
F.H. MILNER
A. MOODY
J.A. MOUNT
E.A. POYNTER
W.T. SCOTCHMAN
A.H. SEDEN
A.G.C. SIMPER
O.V. SKINNER
A. THOMAS

"MAY THEY REST IN PEACE"

1939 – 1945

A.G.C. BLACK
F. BEECHING
A. BURGES
C. CLEGG
G. COX
B. FORD
T.H. PADMORE

C.E. RAGGETT
J. RUSSELL
E.A. WRIGHT
J.E. BARNES
R.A.J. BURDEN
H. CAIRNS
E. COPELAND
F.G. CULLEN
A. GOODSELL
W.J. PEEK
J. READ
G. SAKER

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