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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Newchurch Church
                                                                      Noted by Leland L. Duncan  

                                                                                 Transcribed and typed up by Dawn Weeks

Inscriptions in the churchyard

In the Western position

131. Sarah CASTLE late of New Romney died 18 September 1851 in 59th year. Erected by her friend Sophia BOUDITCH.

132. Violet Minnie GOLDING, died 17 April 1919 aged 3 years.

133. Private W WICKENS, 426 Agricultural Company died 8 December 1918 aged 34.

134. Mary Ann FOWLER died December 1844 aged 52. Erected by the daughter of Archibald STOAKES Esq of this parish in whose family she lived many years.

135. (Large tomb in rails) Archibald STOAKES Esq of Packmanstone Manor in this parish died 12 May 1857 aged 68. Also of his daughter Sophy Anne wife of John JONES died 14 April 1897 and was interred at Dymchurch aged 77. Also above John Jones 24 July 1907 interred at Dymchurch aged 84. Also John Archibald Stoakes Jones of Bromley Common Kent died at Cannes 14 March 1895 aged 39 leaving a widow and 7 children. Also Sophy Ann wife of Archibald Stoakes Esq of this parish who died 13 February 1826 aged 33, leaving a husband and 6 children. Also John Taylor Stoakes, son of above Archibald Stoakes and Sophy Ann his wife died 21 March 1830 aged 5 years. Thomas Stoakes their eldest son died 28 August 1830 aged 17. Mary Ann Stoakes their eldest daughter died 15 December 1832 aged 15. Edward Stoakes their third son died 1 June 1845 aged 23. Archibald Stoakes, second son died 11 April 1854 aged 28. Also Mary Ann PAGE formerly of this parish died at Ashford 2 December 1871 aged 74.

136. John DIVERS died at Brenzett 14 February 1889 aged 61. Jane his first wife died at Ivychurch 14 April 1886 aged 51. Mary Jane daughter of above 17 January 1855 aged 3 months. Leaving surviving his second wife Alice Charlotte.

137. (Footstone) S A T 1837

138. Jesse TOLHURST died 17 October 1890 aged 77. Phoebe his wife died 9 June 1898 aged 83. Sarah Ann daughter of above February 1837 aged 2 years. Left surviving Phoebe Harriette Emily and John.

139. John COLLINS died 16 June 1880 aged 76. Grace his wife 5 November 1884 aged 76.

140. Joseph COLLINGS (sic) died 16 April 1863 aged 20.

141. Mary wife of William PIDDLESDEN of this parish died 19 December 1866 aged 87.

142. William PIDDLESDEN late of this parish died 17 February 1836 aged 61 leaving issue by Mary his wife 5 children: Thomas, William, George, John and Stephen. Jane his daughter died in infancy.

143. (Tomb in rails) Thomas PIDDLESDEN of New Romney died 16 February 1867 aged 64. Mary Ann his wife 18 June 1852 aged 45. Leaving issue Thomas their only son. Thomas son of Thomas and Mary Piddlesden died 14 August 1869 aged 40.

144. (Low tomb in rails) John PIDDLESDEN of this parish died at Ashford, Kent, 10 November 1884 aged 71.

145. (Ditto) Stephen PIDDLESDEN died 27 February 1890. Mary Ann his wife died 28 January 1861. Elizabeth his second wife 4 February 1887. Also the following children of Stephen and Mary Ann Piddlesden: William died 2 September 1850; Martha 16 February 1858; George 15 September 1859; Jane 24 September 1869; Elizabeth 16 January 1869, buried in London.

146. Leah wife of Richard HILLS youngest daughter of late Stephen PIDDLESDEN, died 17 February 1906

aged 53.

147. To the children of William Thomas and Mary Ann LAWS. Henry Edward died 12 March 1875 aged 11 months, Florence Anne 3 March 1875 aged 3 years 5 months; Elizabeth Kate 14 March 1875 aged 5 years.

148. (Cross in front of west door) Rest in Peace. In loving memoryof Thomas Lindsay STACK MA Rector of this parish 1916-1919 died 27 July 1919 aged 59.

Slip west of South porch


149. Mary wife of Thomas PAGE late of this parish died 23 December 1823 aged 56.

150. Thomas PAGE late of Westwell and formerly of this parish died 14 July 1859……

151. Edward son of Thomas and Mary PAGE of this parish died 22 April 1816 aged 16.

Slip east of South porch

152. (Large tomb) Robert? AUSTIN, Yeoman, died November 1809 aged 40. Caroline his wife 1 February 1833 aged 68.

153. George AUSTEN formerly of this parish died 5 February 1875 aged 83.

154. William AUSTEN late of this parish died 27 May 1822 aged 53. Ann his wife 19 January 1848 aged 79. Left surviving 3 sons and 2 daughters viz: Robert, George, William, Mary and Caroline. Ann daughter of above died 19 March 1804 aged 1 year.

Southern position from porch Eastwards


155. ………/ body of …………. / NORRINGTON who ……./ ……… hs life … th day of September / 1678 aged …4 years. He / left issue 2 sons Thomas / and Michael.

156. John WOOD (of this parish) died 11 April 1766 aged 42. Had by Susanna his surviving widow 5 children 3 of which also lie buried near. The others viz Gilbert, Susanna and John survive. Also Susanna his widow died 17 March 1800 aged 67.

157. Elizabeth wife of Gilbert WOOD died 25 November 1783 aged 28. She had issue 3 children.

158. James MOODY died 27 May 1856 aged 63. Phoebe his wife died 18 December 1880 aged 88. Erected by their children.

159. Richard REYNOLDS of this parish, died 18 April 1766 aged 65. Issue by Ann his wife 2 sons and 3 daughters: Michael lieth near this place who died 6 June 1756 aged 16; John; Mary; Elizabeth and Ann survive.

160. Sundial. "Thomas PAGE, churchwarden" (no date or maker’s name)

161. (Opposite south porch) William LILLIE of Sudbury in Suffolk, 13 years Rector of this parish died 1 October 1907 aged 86. Emma his wife 10 January 1918 aged 85.

162. Edward GODFREY of this parish died 4 May 1764 aged 45.

163. Robert AUSTIN, Gent, one of the jurats and several times elected bailiff of this level, died February 1781 aged 59. By Jane his first wife he had 6 children: Ann, Robert and Elizabeth lie here; Jane, Sarah and Robert survive. By Mary his second wife he had 3 children, Ann lies here, William and Mary survive.

164. Julia wife of J T SMITH died 24 March 1887 in 31st year. Elizabeth and John children of the above died in infancy.

165. Mary wife of James COZENS of this parish died 30 October 1856 aged 65.

166. John Pilcher OVENDEN died 7 October 1885 aged 79. Sarah his wife 13 July 1879 aged 71. Rachel daughter of above died 25 January1859 aged 22.

167. Robert HOARE died 8 November 1858 aged 82. Sarah his wife 14 March 1866 aged 71.

At East end of chancel

168. John CHITTENDEN died 27 May 1814 aged 56. Jane his wife 4 October 1836 aged 75. Had issue one son and two daughters: John, Hannah and Elizabeth. John their son died 4 May 1822 aged 18. Hannah CHATFIELD their daughter died 4 February 1837 aged 50, buried at Maidstone. John son of Hannah Chatfield died 26 July 1828 aged 15.

169. Henry OVENDEN late of this parish died 20 January 1862 aged 61. Emily daughter of above died in infancy. Edward son of above 11 November 1854 aged 13. Susannah widow of above died 20 January 1872 aged 69.

170. Margaret wife of Henry OVENDEN late of this parish died 13 April 1832 aged 62. Had issue 7 sons and 2 daughters: Henry, Emily, Charles, John, George, Walter, William, Mary and Edward. George lies buried near who died 23 September 1819 aged 12. Erected by her children. The above Henry Ovenden died 24 August 1844 aged 84.

North side

171. Walter OVENDEN of this parish died 2 February 1874 aged 65. Harriett Norton wife of above died 9 October 1890 aged 78. Also Susannah, Mary, Harriette, Emily and Louisa children of above. Leaving 9 children: William, Charles, George, Walter, Margaret, Eliza, Rose Alice and Grace.

172. William Ford MORTLEY died 16 March 1873 aged 15 weeks. Harry Mortley 23 August 1871 aged 10 months.

173. William Ford MORTLEY died at Gammons Farm, Newchurch 4 August 1875 aged 31 leaving a widow and 6 children.

174. (Cross by north porch) Jane Gee wife of the Reverend William COBB, Rector and Vicar of this parish born 9 September 1820, died 13 November 1877.

175. Under east window of north aisle is a stone in spiked iron rails, inaccessible, but the inscription seems illegible.

176. Under east window of south aisle are two coffin-shaped stones. One is illegible the other is to Elizabeth GILES who died 1843 aged 24.

In the church


177. (Mural north aisle) In this churchyard are interred the remains of Thomas only son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann PIDDLESDEN. He died at New Romney on 14th of August 1869 aged 40. Also the remains of John Piddlesden, uncle of the above Thomas Piddlesden who died at Ashford, Kent, 10 November 1884, aged 71.

Index of Names and Places

Name Index
Austen 153 154
Austin 152 163
Bouditch 131
Castle 131
Chatfield 168
Chittenden 168
Cobb 174
Collings 140

Collins 139
Cozens 165
Divers 136
Fowler 134
Giles 176
Godfrey 162
Golding 132
Hills 146
Hoare 167

Jones, 135
Laws, 147
Lillie 161
Moody 158
Mortley 172 173
Norrington 155
Ovenden 166 169 170 171
Page 135 149 150 151 160

Piddlesden 141 142 143
    144 145 146 177
Reynolds 159
Smith 164
Stack 148
Stoakes 134 135
Tolhurst 138
Wickens 133
Wood 156 157

Places Index
Ashford, Kent 144 177
Brenzett 136
Bromley Common, Kent 135
Cannes 135
Dymchurch 135
Ivychurch 136
London 145


Maidstone 168
New Romney 131 143 177
Newchurch:-
Packmanstone Manor 135
Gammons Farm 173
Sudbury, Suffolk 161
Westwell 150
General
Bailiff 163
Churchwarden 160
Gentleman 163
Jurat 163
Private, 426 Agricultural Company 133
Rector 148 161 174
Vicar 174
Yeoman 152