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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Newington next Hythe Church,  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759

Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton

In The Chancell.
1. The Altar Peice is very Neat. The Communion Table stands in ye Middle of ye Area.

2. On an Handsome mural Monument, on ye N. Side of the Altar
(now moved to S. Wall of N.C., nr. E. end). (f. 1682 petitn. to Adn’s Court fm. St Clem. Sandwich (A.C. 41, 93) – since it had been abused in former place in mid C., they want it at E. end).
[¼ly: 1&4). Or, a + paty fitchy sa. on a chief sa. 3 fleurs-de-lis or.
2&3). Az. a fesse betw. 3 hogs arg.
In pretence: Arg. 3 rings az. on a bend az. 3 pairs of fleurs-de-lis or. Motto: SIS QVOD VIDERI VELIS].
Simplex hoc sacratum est Marmor Memoriae Gulielmi BROCKMAN, de Beachborough, Arm. qui Epitaphium infra insculptum, vivens sibi composuit. viz. Religionem vere Christianam cum Humanitate conjunctam non Superstitione obfuscatam, Hominis esse Gloriam. Spem Futurai, Praesentis esse Solatium. Libertatem naturalem, sine effusâ Licentiâ, maximè amabilem. Imperium magis Tutelam quam Dominationem, Sapientibus habendum. Magistratum, tam ad malos castigandos, quam ad bonos remuniendos, institutum. Traditorum Impunitatem Reipublicae Scabiem, perniciossimam. Astutias Ecclesiasticas nilulominus quam aulicas, detestandas. Vitam privatam quam Theatricam, potius elegandam. Nec non seriam tranquaillam et serenam, Morisotate procul, ambitiosae et dependenti, Vocive Populari, omnino praeferendam; Semper existimavi. W.B. Natus 4 Septembris 1658. Matrimonio junctus Dnae Annae GLYD, per reverendissimum et verè paterno Animo, Doctorem Johm TILLOTSON, Archi Epise: Cantuariensem in Lambethiae Sacello 22 Die Decris. 1692. His nati tres Filij, Gulielmus, Jacobus, et Johannes: quorum Gu: et Jo: Patre vivente, sine Prole, obierunt. Gul. Pater ob. 27 Feb. 1741/2. Anna Uxor obijt 24 Dec. 1730. A Translation of the above Epitaph into English, with ye same Coat, is on a like Monument, on the s. Side of the Altar.

3. On a Brass Plate, fix’d to a Flat Stone. Here lyeth Buried William BROCKMAN, Gent. who departed this Life the xvith Day of Aprill 1605, beinge of the Age of LXXIIII Yeares. Who married Margaret, daughter of Humfrey CLARCKE Esq. yet lyving by whom he had Issue, Henry and Margaret.

4. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Body of Henry BROCKMAN, Sonne of William Brockman Esq. who departed out of this Life the 13th of Septemb. 1622 at the Age of Foure Yeares, and eight Moneths.

5. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth the Body of Helen, Daughter of Henry BROCKMAN Esq. Wife of John STROUT, Clearke: who had Issue by her John, Henry, William, Thomas & Helen. Shee departed this Life Oct. 11 1628 being Twentie Five Yeares of Age. Shee shall be saved in Childbearing, having continued in Faith, and Charitye and Holyness with Sobriety. 1. Tim. 2.15. Here also lieth the Body of Helen, Daughter of John and Helen Strout: (I think this John Strout was Rector of Monks Horton. B.F.). Shee departed this Life, Octob. 11 1628 being 6 Weeks old. "Of such is the Kingdom of God". Mar 10.14. Here also, lieth Henry, Sonne of John and Helen STROUT; who departed this Life Octob. 23 1628 being 3 Yeares old. Ingeniosi sunt praecoces.

6. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Bodye of Margaret BROCKMAN, Wife of William Brockman, Gent. deceased, and Daughter of Humfrey CLERKE Esq. who departed this Life the vth Day of February 1610/11 beinge of the Age of LXXIII Yeares.

7. On a Flat Stone. Here lyeth The Lady Ann BOYS, late Wife to Sr. John Boys of Bonnington in Est Kent, Knt. and Daughter to Sr. William BROCKMAN of Bichborowe in this Pish. Shee depearted this Life the 11th of March 1651/2.

8. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Helena, the Wife of Henry BROCKMAN of Newington, Esq. who departed this Life November the 14th Anno Dni. 1642. Aged 70 Yeares.

9. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Katiarin, Daughter of Sr. William BROCKMAN, Knt. who was buried the 13th of December Anno Dni. 1633.

10. On a Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Hree lyeth buried Mary BROCKMAN, Daughter of William Brockman of Newington, Esq. who departed her Life 29 May 1631 being of her Age of Two Yeares and Three Months.

11. The Following Inscription is painted on the Wood Work, which parts ye 2 Chancells.
Venerandae et indelebili (sic) Parentûm Memeoriae Gulielmi BROCKMAN (Hen. Brockman de Beachborough Arm. Filij) tam Dei quam Regis verè Militis aurati, et Annae Conjugis (Sun. Bunce de Otterinden, Juris consulti, Filiae Dominae, Caelo et Terrâ amabilissimae. Quorum Ossa, certâ Spe Resurrectionis, hic substrata, reponuntur. Pietas Filialis Jacobi Brockman, Armigeri hanc tennem, Appendicem, summâ cum Reverentiâ dedicavit, Anno. Dom. 1665. W.B. obijt Dec. 6 1654. A.B. obijt Nov. 29 1660.

12. Anno. Dom. 1722. William BROCKMAN of Beachborough Esq. new modelled and refitted this Chancell, and also made the Vault in which are reposited the Remains of his Ancestors and other Relations who had been there interred.

In The North Chancell.
13. On a Flat Stone, inlaid with the Figures of a Man (in a Shroud), a Woman, and three Children. Hic Jacet Thomas CHYLTON qui obijt x Die Augusti, A.Dni M.V. primo
(1501) ac pro bono Statû Thomasinae Uxoris ejus.

14. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Zouch BROCKMAN Esq. who died 25 of October Anno Dni 1680. Aged 59 Yeares.

15. On a Monument on the Wet Wall.
[¼ly: 1&4). a fesse wavy over all on a bend sinister 3 escallop shells. 2&3). plain over all on a bend sinister 3 escallop shells. a chief, over all, party per fesse, 3 reversed escutcheons in fesse; & ermine]. Here lieth the Body of Christopher PETTEY (Gentm.) Hee died the 26 of October 1668. Aged 39 Yeares. Hee left Issue at his Death 2 Sonnes, and 5 Daughters. John, and Christophar, and Martha, and Elizabeth, and Christian and Alice, and Ann.

16. On Another on the North Wall.
[Arg. 3 boars’ heads erased, mouths pointing upward, sa.]. Memoriae Magistri Thomae BOOTHE, hujus Ecclesiae Pastoris venerabilis, et fidissimi; qui excessit ex hâc Vitâ 2 Febuar (sic) Anno Salutis Humanae, 1650/1.

17. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interred, Jane, lately the Wife of Zouch BROCMKAN, of the Parish of Cheriton, Esq. and Daughter of Robert EVERING, of Evering, in the County of Kent, Esq. Who had Issue 4 Sonnes and 3 Daughters. She departed this Life Aug. 3 1656. Aged 27 Yeares. Here lieth also the Body of Zouch BROCKMAN, Son of the said Jane and Zouch Brockman: he deceased Oct. .. 1657. Aged 5 Yeares.

In The Body.
18. On The Verge of a Black, Flat Stone, on which are also inlaid the Figures of a Man, a Woman, 2 Sons, 5 Daughters, and the 3 following Coats.
[Drawn in line; 2d. ¼ of I. not coloured.
I. ¼ly: 1). BROCKMAN, p.40).
2). Per fesse indented, 3 martlets.
3). Per bend arg. & sa. 2 martlets countercharged & a bend counter-embattled sa. & arg. (party bendwise).
4). Arg. a chevn. & border gu, the latter charged with 8 bezants.
II. No.I. imp. Az. fretty arg.a chief or (ST. LEGER).
III. No.I. imp. 3 swords in fesse, points upward (no tinctures)].

In The North Isle.
19. On a small Stone on ye N. Wall. Here lieth buried Mare SANDFORD, who died the . . of September, 1621.

20. Three Other Flat Stones not legible.

21. This Church consists of the Great, and North Chancells; The Body, and an Isle to the North. In a small wooden Steeple, capt. with a leaded Spire, at ye West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed.
1. Sam. KNIGHT me Fecit. 1725.
2. Ditto.
3. Henry BILTON, Curet. S.K. Me fecit. 1725.
4. William SLODDEN, Thomas TAYLOR, Ch. Wardens, S.K. Fecit. 1725.
5. James BROCKMAN, Esq. S.K. Fecit. 1725.

22. Here lieth buried Henry BROCKMAN of Bitchborough, Esq. Lord of this Manor, who departed this Mortal Life, upon the xxviiith of March, 1630.

23. On a Flat Stone, with ye Figures of a Man and 3 Women in Brass. Pray for the Soulis of Rychard *RYEGE (*as it seems), Alys, Johan, and Kateryn his Wyfes. The which Rychard decessy’d the first Day of September, in the Yeare of Our Lord God, M.V. and XXII
(1522). On whose Soules, Jhu have Mercy. Amen.

24. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Doct. Christopherus REITTINGERUS, Natione Hungarus, Professione Medicus; per Septennium Archiaetros Impereratori Russiae, Muscoviae, etc. potentissimo; sepultus fuit in hâc Ecclesiâ trises. Die Mensis Decembris, 1612. Aetatis suae 55.

25. Eight other Flat Stones, none of them legible.

26. In The Church Yard, is an ancient Altar Tomb, not legible, as also Memorials of BROWN, FAGGE, MACKET, MARSHAL, PEPPER, RIGDEN, ROLFE, SLODDEN, TURNER and WATERS.

27. This Church was dedicated to St. Nicholas. It is a Vicarage in the Patronage of James BROCKMAN Esq. The Present Vicar is The Revd. Mr. E. PARKER, who is also Rector of Cheriton. 1759.

28. Dr. GALE, in his Remarks upon Antoninus’s Itinerary, P.86, say (sic) that Roman Coins have been found here, as Urns are at Newington by Sittingbourne.

29. The Hill in this Parish, near Mr Brockman’s House, call’d Beachboroug (sic) Hill, commands a vast prospect toward the Sea; A Bon Fire made on the Top of it, is seen in France.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
BROCKMAN 2-12, 14, 18, 21, 22, 27, 29

SLODDEN 21, 26
Adn’s Court Farm. 
   St Clem. Sandwich 2
Bonnington 7
Cheriton 17, 27
Evering, Kent 17
Monks Horton 5
   Beachborough 2, 11, 12
   Beachborough Hill 27
   Bichborowe 7
   Bitchborough 22
Church Wardens 21

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A transcription of a Leland L. Duncan field notebook for Newington, location and dedication not given, nor dated but it is assumed to be of one of the very earliest in the series.
                                                                                                                 Frank Bamping, 11 January 2001

1.         In memory of Lucy near 40 years the beloved and respected wife of Christopher Roberts of this Parish who departed this life 20th January, 1827 in her 59th year. Also the above Mr Christopher Roberts who departed this life 26th July 1827 in the 61st year of his age. Likewise near this place lie the remains of Mr John Mears son in law of the above who departed this life 29th July 1827 aged 44 years.  

2.         The family grave of Mr James Pearson of this parish. Sacred to the memory of Mrs Fanny Pearson wife of the above who died 19th October 1846 aged 72 years. Beloved by all who knew her.


3.         A blue ledger stone with a shield of arms within a circle. [obliterated]   ......body of Mr Thomas ..... of this parish who departed this life the 21st of January ..... aged..... In hopes.   Also of K.....  Ho....


4.         A large altar tomb. Beneath lie the remains of Mr John Bicknell obijt August 24th 1754 at. 37. Mrs Mary wife of Mr S. Bicknell ob. July 19 1765 at. 41. Mr Richard Bicknell ob. October 9 1765 at. 83. Mrs Jane Drummond ob. December 24 1776 at. 24. Mrs Jane Bicknell ob. December 2 1775 at.59. Mrs Elizabeth Bicknell ob. December 9 1777 at. 85. Miss Harriat Bicknell ob. September 30 1781 at. ? Mrs Hannah Bicknell ob. October 9 1808 at. 64. Mrs Sarah Bicknell Morley ob. March 4 1810 at. 33. Mr Samuel Bicknell ob. February 24 1811 at. 88. Mrs Hannah Wootton Bicknell ob. September 26 1815 at. 27. Miss Abigail Bicknell ob. July 25 1820 at. 24. Mrs Elizabeth Bicknell ob. January 12 1821 at. 64. Mr John Walter Langton ob. June 26 1822 at. 76. Mr William Bicknell ob. November 21 1825 at. 77. Mrs Sarah Langton, widow, of the above. Mr John Walter Langton ob. Janaury 16 1833 at.78. Mrs Ann Back ob. January 17 1843 at. 63. Mrs Dorcas Parner ob. March 14 1843 at. 53. 


5.         Sacred to the memory of Mrs Elizabeth Robins, relict of Mr John Robins, surgeon of Wivenhoe in Essex, who departed this life January 12th 1801 aged 77 years. Also John Gavin Hay, M.A., who died March 23rd 1806 aged 34 years. Also of Sarah Ann Hopkins wife of Martin Hopkins, esquire, of this parish who died 27th February 1812 aged  ?7 years. Also of the above Martin Hopkins who died ...... 1829.


6.         Sacred to the memory of Mr Thomas Norman of this parish who departed this life the 7th of May 1806 aged 54 years. Also Mrs Sarah Norman wife of the above who died 24th January 1832 aged 82 years. 

7.         Sacred to the memory of Mrs Catherine Lamb wife of Mr Joseph Lamb who departed this life the 29th of December 1801 in the 46th year of her age. Also three of her children; Mary Ann aged 5 years and 4 months, Joseph aged 4 months, William aged 5 months. Also Mr Joseph Lamb who died January the 16th 1809 aged 50 years. Likewise Catherine daughter of the above and wife of Mr John Boulter of this parish who died April 10 1844 aged 52 years. Also two of their infant children.


8.         To the memory of William Chamberlain who died November 12th 1830 aged 8 months. Mrs Eliza Chamberlain, mother of the above, who died July 22nd 1833 aged 35 years.


9.         An obelisk surrounded by iron rails. Sacred to the memory of Richard William, the infant son of John and Harriet Capes of this parish who died on the 7th day of March 1818 aged 5 months. Also of the said Harriet Capes who departed this life on the 29th day of July 1819 aged 39 years. Also of Ellen the mother of the said John Capes who died on the 26th of January 1830 in the 82nd year of her age. Also of Harriet Capes only daughter of the said John and Harriet Capes who died on the 21st day of January 1838.


10.       In memory of Ann Byrne, wife of Edmund Byrne late of the parish of St Saviour, Southwark, died April 21st ...... aged.... years.


11.       Elizabeth Hendy, relict of Samuel Hendy, gentleman, of New Inn, died 5 April 1814 aged 71 years.  


An index to the M.I.s in Newington churchyard

Compiled by Zena Bamping

Bicknell, 4.
Boulter, 7.
Byrne, 10.
Capes, 9.
Chamberlain, 8.

Drummond, 4.
Foster, 13.
Hay, 5.
Hendy, 11.
Hopkins, 5.

Lamb, 7.
Langton, 4.
Mears, 1.
Norman, 6.
Payne, 4.

Pearson, 2.
Roberts, 1.
Robins, 5.
Stevens, 12.
Worts, 14.
New Inn [London], 11.

New Inn  11

St. Saviour's, Southwark, 10.

Wivenhoe, Essex. 5.

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