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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Introduction

Interior of Church Some of these inscriptions are sourced from John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, published in 1769. Some of those recorded by Thorpe are now lost or hidden, e.g. by fitted carpets, etc.

Section A is all that area east of the porch to the east end of the chancel and from the church to the north churchyard wall. The numbers refer to the numbers on the plan. Dates before 1752 are under the Julian calendar, where the year changes on 25th March, so January 1725 is 1726 in the modern Gregorian calendar. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources. Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically.

Section B is the small triangular area, between the stone path to the porch and the grass path leading from the gate to the tower. The numbers refer to the positions on the plan.

Section C is the area from the North Churchyard wall to the southern end of the tower, bounded on the east by the grass path; on the west by the bank, below the modern extension and to the south by the hedge beyond which is the area used for cremation burials. The numbers correspond to the numbers on the plan. No.123 -139 are laying flat on the bank

Section D All the monumental in this section are east of the east end of the church. Number 146 is slightly to the north of the church. All other monument due east of the church are modern. 

Section E is the area south of the church, from the path on the east to the edge of the new area for cremation burials on the west, and south to the old churchyard boundary. The numbers refer to the position on the plan. Only monuments pre – 1930 have been recorded.

Index of Names - from gravestone in CAPITALS, wills, notes etc mostly in lower case

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Interior of Church A-W  Sections A  0-61    B  62-89    C  90-145    D  146-161   E  162-209

Names Index
Adam P1
Adams 14
Aldersley 19
Alexander P6
Alkin A2
Alkyn A2
Allanson M4
ALLEN A1
Alles 63
Allfree 80
Amos 10
ANDREWS 109, 110
ARMSTRONG 18
ASHDOWN 57
Athow 174
AYERST A2, M1

BAILEY 205
BAKER P1, 2, 11, 71, 162, 167, 169
BALDWIN 161
BALL B1, 163
Bamfield 1
Barnard 15
Barnes 105
Barrel 71
BARRETT B2, B3, B6, 1, 63,147,151
Barrow A2
Bassett 117
Bateman 2
Batt 116
BAYNARD B4, B5, 7
Beadle 174
Beamish 70
Beaumont C4
Beckett 1, 19
BECKINGHAM 139
Bedham 63
Bedingfield 29
BENNETT 1, 55, 119, 126,171
Benson 71
Best M8
BEVAN 1, 2
Bigg 14

Birkett 84
BISS 92
Blackestone B7
BLACKMAN 91
Blanchard A2
BLIGH 207
Blunt A2
BOAKES B6, 206
Bodding 19
Boddying 5
BODKIN 108
Boghurst A2, 7, 63
Bone 63, 71
BONHAM 0
BOTTING C4, 6, 15, 91, 124, 135,
   138, 146, 199, 204
Boura? 15
Bowes 11
Bowman 63
BOWRA 60, 69
BOXALL 39
Boyden 7
BOYS 43
BRADLEY B7
Bright 19
Bristow B7
Broadber B7
Brooke M1
Brooker 113
BROOKS 72
Brooks 73
BROWN 1, 2, 70, 74, 116, 174, 175,178, 184, 185, 187, 195
Brunskill 174
Buckston 2
Buggs 164
BURGESS 172, 199
Burk A1,P1
Burnham P6
BURR 95
BUSHELL 72, 73
Butcher 2, 71
BUTTONSHAW B8
CADWELL C1, C2, 35, 75, 108
Caesar M4
Calvert 63
CANNON 19, 20, 21
CARBONEL 147
Carden 1
Carey 71
Carleton P6
CARNEY 155
Carroll 27
Carryer C2
Carver 3, 71
CARYER 3, 86
Chambers 90
Chapman A2, H3, 2
Cherry B7
Childs 71
CHIPPS 112
Church 19, 91
CLARK M8, 19, 49, 107, 136, 188
Collingsworth 71
Collis C4
COMPORT C4, 34
COOKE 70
Cooke 70
Coolnut 174
COOPER 109, 113, 173
Coper 105
Coppin 63
Cornell M1
Cotmar 63
Cottmar 77, 97
COUCHMAN 164, 199
COWPER 147
CRACKLOW 63, 68, 84
Cradock B7
Cripps P1
Crips 19
Crow 71
Crowhurst 19
Crypps P1
Curd 71
Danes M6
Dann 19
Darby 74
Darkin 1
Day 6
DE COBHAM C3
De Lavaux A2
de Rolle 2
de Tessier 2
DEADMAN 74
Dean 3
Debuan? P1
DICKINS D1, 105
Dickson C4
DINE 39, 68, 84
Dingley 52
DOWNING 58, 57
Drew 148
Drewitt 2
Dugdale 75
DUNN 150
Dunstan P1
Durling 52

Easdown 19, 111
Eason 11
Eatwell 147
Edmead C4
Edmeades 1
Edmeads 2
Edmunds 113
Edolph P1
Elliott 109
Ellis 19
Ellis 63
ELLYS E1
Else 45
Elwood M4
Evans 108, 116
Eve 11, 12
Eves
Evley P1
Exton 1

Fearnly 84
Fenton 80
Few? 113
FINCH 97, 98
FISHER 195
Fitzherbert 2
FLEMING 155
Flure? P1
Foreman 11
Forfeitt 70
FORREST 159
FOWLE 176
Fox 52
FRANCIS 209
Francis A2
Fraser A2
Freeman 5
FRENCH 15, 30, 54, 59, 63,75,90, 108,117,140
Friars of Aylesford H3
Friend A2
FROUD 144
Fry 74
Fryday 71
Fyurhe
Interior of Church A-W  Sections A  0-61    B  62-89    C  90-145    D  146-161   E  162-209
GAMMON 36
Ganke? H3
GARDINER 71
GARRATT 207, 171
Gates 14, 74
GERVASE M1
Gervase? 18
Gilbee 19
Giles 86, 113
Gill C4, P6
Gladdish 116
GLOVER 32,63,75-78
GODDARD 118
GOFF 197
GOODEN 16
GOODIN 14
GOSSET 183
GOWAR 141
Grace 109
GRAHAM B7, G1
Gray B7
Green 1, 19
Greenhill 14, 24, 75
Greenstreet A2
Gregg 84

Griffiths 136
Grimaldi 2
Groombridge 63
Groome 71
Gunnell 2
Gunsley A2

Haffenden A2
HAINES 10, 129
Haite C2
HALLWARD H1, 120, 121
Hammond 19, 70
Harkton? 52
Harris 1
Harrison 109
Hartshorn 2
Hawkes 2, 71
Hawkins B7
HAYSDEN H2, P1
HEARDEN A1
Heath P1
HELY-HUTCHINSON H4
HEREDEN H3
Herenden A1, P1
HERVEY 92
Hierome 18
HILL 15, 183
Hobson 7
Hodges 80
Hodsell 19
HOLLANDS 93, 94,117,160,174,182
HOLMES 1, 2, 3, 11
Hone 90
Hood 158
Hooker 2
HOUGHTON 174,186,200
Houseman A2
HOVEY 138
Howe 19
HOWELL 163
Hubbard 52
Hubble 116
HUGHES 71,147,711
Hulbert 105
Humbden 71
HUNT A2, 46
Hunter 2
Hurley 147
Hursey 108
Inman 174

JACKSON M6, 19, 104
JARRETT 63, 125, 133, 146
JARVIS M2, M3, M4
JEFFERY 165
Jennings M8
JENSEN 172
Jewell 19
Johnson A1,P1,2,3,19
JONES J1, 1, 27
Jowett 2
JUDD? 52
Judge 174
Jull 70

Keating A2
Kemp A2,19,109,117
Kempe A1
Kempton 116
KEMSLEY 117
Kent 71
KENTISH 203
KER CULLAND 32
KETTLE M1,11, 12
Kingsbury 27
Knight C4, 71
KNIGHTS 186, 200

LADY HOOD M7
Lakin 2
Lance 63
Langhams 29
Lawrence 2
LAYTON 3
LE BRETON 143

Lee 2, 71
LEWIS 101, 102
LIDWELL 129
LINDSAY 193
LINES 148
Lock 14
Loft. 180
LOMAS 114
Lomas A2
Long 109, 174
Lord Cobham A1
Lord Darnley 70
Luff P1
Lyon 71

Maas 163
Mackis 71
MACLEAN M7,158,174,181
Mair 19
MAPLESDEN A2, C2, M1-M4, M6,
   N1, P4,13,15,16,18, 35, 40, 41,
   43, 63, 155 ,156
Mariner 71
Markham B7
MARPLE 55
Marsh 19
Marshall 71
MARSHAM M7,158,159,160
Martin C2
MASKELL 179
Mason A2
MASTERS 63, 90
Mayor B7
Mc Donald 108
MEDHURST 83, 86
Mellin 155
MIDDLETON M8, 16
Mills 108
Milman 116
Miskin 71
MITCHELL 149, 109
Mitchin? 116
Mittoy 63
Monckton 113
Moore 71
MORRAD 198
Morris A2
MUMFORD 111
Munday A2
Murton 109
Myddleton P1

NASH 55
Nash 71
Nevill 158
NEVILL M7
Nickson C4
NOAKES A2, N1, 15, 40, 41,63, 108, 113, 136, 156
NOBLE 166
Norris 80
Noune 51
Nunn 63, 71

Oliver 76
ORSBOURN 208
Osborne 2
OVERY 11, 63
OXE 97, 98
Interior of Church A-W  Sections A  0-61    B  62-89    C  90-145    D  146-161   E  162-209
PAGE H3, P1-P3
PAGEUS S7
PAGGE A1
Palmer 19
Pannell M1
Parfect 3, 63, 63, 86
Parker A1, M6, P1, 18, 113
Parnell H3
PARSONS 44, 198
Parvin? 27
Patterson 174
Pattinson 1, 63, 105
Peckham 109
PEMBLE P4
PEPPERELL 56
PEPYR P5
Peters 2
Peterson? 24
Phillips 19
Phillips C4, 2, 71
PITT 28, 29
Poggetts 29
POPE 19, 122
PORTEN P6
Prall 19
PRATT 196
Pratten 108
Priestly 2
PRINGLE 45
Pullen 2
Puttock 2
QUAIFE 54, 113
Ravener 71
Rawbone? 45
RAWLINGS
Rawlins 71

Read 109, 174
REED 17, 19, 21
Reeves 6
Render A2
RENTON 31-34, 174
REYNOLDS 80, 164
RHODES C4, 69, 113
Richman 74
RICKETTS 81
Rickman 116
RIGDEN 177
Robertson 174
Rogers M4, 71
Rollick 71
ROOKE 147
Rose 71, 97
Rothwell P1
ROWAN 26
Ruddle 45
Rumney M1
RUSLAND B3.
Rutton 27

SACHER 74, 75
SALMON 51
Saunders 80
Sauxon 2
Savage 63, 74
Sawer 71
SAXTON 202
Scoles P1
Scott P6
Scriven 174
Seamark 108
SHARPE S1, 113
Shaw 2, 13, 113
SHEAD 168

Sheafe 5, 63
Shearman 70
Sheffield P6
Sidwell 111
SIMMONS 18, 113, 143, 192
Skinner 44
Sladden A2
Small 1
SMART B7, 2
SMITH B7, C2, S2, 29, 71, 74, 75,
   77,117,155
SMYTH S3, S4
SMYTHE P1, 155, 157
Solly 135
Solomon C4,S5,9,10, 22,23 ,25,
   38,48,70,96,147,190,192,195
Solomons 27
SOMERS P3, S6
Southgate 15, 108
Spencer A2
Spratt 80
Srybbyng? P1
STANLEY 15, 31, 33
STARTUPP 1, 5, 16, 46, 52
Staunton 147
STEVENS 123
Stevenson 136
Steward A1
Stickens 174
Stone 16
STONEHAM 201
Stowers 2
Stroud 136
Stubbings 193
Stubbs B7, 24
Summers 71

Tab P6
TANNER P6, 170, 174
Tapsfield 86
Tasker 75
Tayllour P1
TAYLOR 3, 63, 143, 179
THOMPSON B7, 109, 194
THORNEYCROFT B2
Thornton 2, 174
Tilden 74
TOLHURST 48
TOMLIN C2,14,26,46,62-64,66,67, 82,84,85,108
Tomlyn 5
Tourin 2
Townsend 116
Tracy 109
Trest 109
Trigg 71
Troward A2
TUCKER 116
TUFF 106,. 161
TUFNELL B2, B3., B6, 147, 151
Tuggey A2
Twopenny C2
UDALL 27, 42, 77
Ussher? H3

VINE V1, V2, 53, 174
VITLER 99

WALKER 8, 27, 130
WALLACE 155
WALTER 8, 53
WARD 152
Ware 63
Warren 27, 63, 90
WATERMAN 145
Waters 109
WATES 63, 67
Watson 116
Watte 5
Watts 11
WAXHAM G1
Webb 2
Webster 113
WELCH 189, 191
WELLARD 35
WELLS 113, 154
WENTWORTH W1
West 63
Westbrook 19
Wetherall C4
WHATMAN 67, 72
Wheatley 71
WHIFFEN 115, 128
White 147
Whitehead 44
WHITWORTH 25
Wickham M8
Wilkins 11
Wilkinson
WILLIAMS W2, 2, 71, 98,148,174
WILSON 19, 50
Wilson B7
Winch 70
Wincoats 7
Winspeare 19
Withers 97
WOOD 147, 151
Woodyear M1, M4
WOOLLETT 69, 117, 157
WRIGHT A1, P6, 80
Wyburn 116
Yardly P1
YOUNGMAN A2, 152, 156

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

Interior of Church A-W  Sections A  0-61    B  62-89    C  90-145    D  146-161   E  162-209

M.I.s in interior of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne recorded by D. E. Williams


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Interior of Church
Some of these inscriptions are sourced from John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, published in 1769. Some of those recorded by Thorpe are now lost or hidden, e.g. by fitted carpets, etc.
    Inscriptions are listed alphabetically. Click on the letter below.

A   B   C   D   E   G   H   J   M   N   P   S   V   W

A1.   Brass with Effigy of Woman, Formerly in Nave.

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ELYNOR ALLEN WHICH WAS THE ONLY DAUGHTER
AND HEYR OF JOHN HEARDEN OF SHORNE, GENT. SOMETYME WYFFE
AND WIDDOWE FIRST OF EDMUND PAGGE OF SHORNE, GENT AND AFTER
OF JOHN ALLEN, GENT. WHICH ELYNOR HAD ISSUE BY EDMUND PAGGE
HER FIRST HUSBAND XIII CHILDREN, VIII SONNES AND V DAUGHTERS
WHICH WERE THOMAS, WILLIAM, JAMES, HEARDEN, EDMUND,
GEORGE, LYONELL AND JOHN, ELIZABETH, ANN, BENETT, DORITHIE
AND AGNES WHICH SAID ELYNOR DYED THE IX OF NOVEMBER
1583. "I EXPECTING A JOYFULL RESURRECTION"

Ellinor Allen, of Shorne, Widow, Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 15th September 1583
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church, between her two husbands (Edmond Page and John Allen).
To poor householders of Shorne, 8d each. To Elizabeth Page, daughter of William Page, her son, £10 on the day of her marriage. To Francis, Edmund, George and Ellinor Page, children of William Page, £3 6s 8d each; this to be paid within 2 years of her death to son William and her friend George Wright, to be invested and paid to 3 sons at 20 years of age. To Barbara Herenden, her kinswoman, £3 6s 8d, on the day of her marriage. To Rowland S( ) ?, her servant, 1 cow. To kinsman, Steven Burk( ) ?, 1 cow. To John ( ) ?, her servant 1 cow bullock of 2 years. To son George all her (household goods ?), (except her bedstead cupboard), and presses, all brewing vessels, with the lead cistern to water malt in, which are in the malt house; all the timber about the house; also the window glass of her house and £10. To Ellynor Johnson, daughter of son George, and to Ellynor Parker, wife of Thomas Parker, 1 fine sheet of the breadth of 3 ells ? To Elizabeth Page, daughter of William Page, her son, and to Jane Kempe, daughter of Agnes Kempe, her daughter, 1 fine sheet, each. To Ellynor Kempe her silver bowl(s) ? To Frances Kempe, daughter of Agnes, 1 piece of gold, value 10/-. To To the 3 sisters, Ellynor, Frances and Jane Kempe, 1 table cloth and a dozen table napkins each. To William Page, son of her son George, a piece of gold, value 15/-. To Lord Cobham, 5 weathers (sheep). To Ellynor Parker, wife of Thomas Parker, a feather bed, bolster , pillows, blankets and a coverlet, in her chamber. To Ellynor Parker, 1 silver spoon. To Frances Johnson, daughter of Charles Johnson, 1 silver spoon. Residue to Agnes Kempe, her daughter, who is executor. Son George and friend George Wright are supervisors of the will. To George Wright, "for his paynes", 20/-.
Witnesses: Rowland S( ) ?, Thomas Wrighte and the mark of John Steward
Proved 20th December 1583

A2.   Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

NEAR THIS MONUMENT ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
REVD. ROBERT GUNSLEY AYERST, A.M.
FORMERLY OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
RECTOR OF SPELDHURST IN KENT
THE ELDEST AND ONLY SURVIVING SON OF THE
REVD. WILLIAM AYERST D.D.
FORMERLY A PREBENDARY OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE 16th FEBRUARY 1816
AGED 94 YEARS

Rev. Robert Gunsley Ayerst, of Chelsea
P.C.C. Will dated 22nd October 1812
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church, in the same vault as his mother, if space permits. Gives instructions for his monumental inscription, which was followed , more or less, closely; monument not to exceed £100.
   To grandson, Robert Gunsley De Lavaux, ("who may at this time have changed his name to Ayerst"), his mansion at Shorne and all lands and woodlands for life. After his death, then to his male heirs for ever; in default of male heirs, then to John Houseman, the only son of John Houseman, Clerk of the Sick and Wounded Office, (by Susanna, his wife, nee Nash), for ever.
   If John Houseman does possess the property, he will, as a "memorial" to the testator's mother, who erected the mansion, change his name to Ayerst. To his grandson (above), his property or money on mortgage he may have at his death, and £2,500 5% Bank Stock, which was settled by testator's mother (Jane) on his sister Anna Gunsley Keating, for her life, and now in the names of Robert Gunsley Ayerst, Christopher Chapman and Jarvis Maplesden, as trustees. Also to same grandson, all articles in his house and money in banks, or owed. Also to Robert Gunsley De Lavaux, Philip Boghurst Jnr. And Charles Haffenden of Ashford, co-partners in the Banking Business, £10,000 3% Bank Annuities, upon trust. They to permit his grand daughter Hester Elizabeth Kemp to have dividends for life. After her death, then the Stock to her child/children, equally shared, in default of heirs, then to son of Robert De Lavaux. To trustees Boghurst and Haffenden, £100 each for their troubles.
   Gold mourning rings, value 30/-, to the following: Mr and Mrs Kemp; sister Keating; Mr and Mrs Houseman; Rev. Lomas; Mrs Charlotte Mason; Richard Friend; Mrs Sladden; Mrs Tuggey, sister to Mr Munday of 42 Cheney Walk, Chelsea; Mr and Mrs Hunt (Chemist); , of Chelsea; the Clergyman who conducts his funeral;his Trustees; Mr and Mrs Jarvis Noakes. To his "honest and worthy tenant" Jarvis Noakes, £1,000 3% Bank Annuities; £1,00 of same stock each to: niece Mrs Charlotte Mason; John Houseman, Jnr., (now of Greek Street, Soho); Jane Ayerst Houseman, daughter of John Snr. To Mrs Young, widow of Peter Crawford Young, a distant relation of Mrs Jane Ayerst, "my ever dear mother"; Elizabeth Dennis Barrow, sister of Peter Young, late of Half moon Street, Piccadilly, £1,00 of same stock, shared equally.
   To Rev. Thomas Lomas, who married his late daughter, Jane, £1,00 of same stock. £2,00 of same stock to the Treasurer of the General Kent and Canterbury Hospital, in trust, for benefit of the hospital. To the Treasurer of the Canterbury Diocese Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of the Clergy, £1,000 of same stock, in trust, for benefit of the Society. £1,000 of same stock to the Incorporated Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
   To the Minister and Churchwardens of Shorne, £1,000 of same stock, in trust, to use dividends for maintenance of a Sunday School, for poor children of Shorne.
   To housekeeper, Sarah Greenstreet, £500 of same stock, if she is with him at time of his death; to servant Mary Render Morris, £300 of same stock, same condition; to servant Mary Greenstreet, £200 of same stock, same condition.
   Residue of stock in Public Funds and other property to grandson Robert De Lavaux and John Houseman, Snr, they are also executors.
   Witnesses: Mary Blunt, Thomas Blunt and Alexander Fraser

Codicil dated 30th August 1813
   When he married Mary Spencer, lands at Graveney were settled by his father Rev. William Ayerst, on him, his wife and children. His wife is now dead as are all their children; in default of his heirs, the land to grandson Robert De Lavaux, who has now changed his name to Ayerst, for life. After his death, then to his eldest son, for ever. In default, then to John Houseman, Jnr., for ever.
   The land is occupied by Mrs Blanchard of Graveney, and lately by Mrs Sladden of Canterbury, but now Robert Francis of Canterbury, so of Mrs Sladden by her first husband.
   Also one third of land near Dover, Folkestone, Alkham, Hougham, Capel and Densole, or Swinghill, totalling about 500 acres, also in his marriage settlement, to above grandson, for life; after his death, to his eldest son; in default, to Rev. Lomas, for ever. £300 New South Sea Annuities in names of William Troward and Thomas Alkin or Alkyn, deceased, now (he thinks) in name of Sarah Alkin, daughter of Thomas, also part of marriage settlement, to Rev. Lomas.
   Witnesses: Mary Blunt, Thomas Blunt and Sarah Johnson
   Proved 24th April 1816

B1.   Brass Plaque under Stained Glass Window, West Wall, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE BALL
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1882
THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED BY HER
AFFECTIONATE CHILDREN

 

B2.   Stained Glass Window, South Aisle

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
RUSLAND TUFNELL BARRETT, CAPTAIN
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED INFANTRY
BORN 11th JAN. 1859 KILLED IN ACTION
FLORENCE, ORC, SOUTH AFRICA 20th
SEPTEMBER 1901 THIS WINDOW IS
ERECTED BY SOME PERSONAL FRIENDS

 

B3.   Stained Glass Window, South Aisle

GIVING THANKS TO GOD FOR THE
MEMORY OF RUSLAND TUFNELL
BARRETT SOMETIME CHURCHWARDEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN SOUTH
AFRICA RELATIVES, FRIENDS, PARISHIONERS
ERECTED THIS WINDOW A.D. 1902

 

BARRETT see BOAKES

B4.   Black Marble Ledger in Chancel

HERE LYES THE BODY OF
JOHN BAYNARD
LATE OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 27th 1750 AGED 71
YEARS
JANE
RELICT OF
MR. JOHN BAYNARD
DIED JUNE 20th 1771

 

B5.   Black Marble Ledger, Next to Above

HERE LYES THE BODY OF
JANE BAYNARD
ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN BAYNARD, GENTLEMAN
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 12th 1760

 

B6.   Marble Tablet, East Wall, South Aisle

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
MISS ELIZA BOAKES OF SHORNE
(WHO DIED MAY 12th 1911 AGED 70 YEARS)
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE LATE
REVD. TUFNELL SAMUEL AND LOUISA BARRETT
OF COURT LODGE, SHORNE AS A TOKEN OF ESTEMM
AND GRATITUDE FOR THEIR MANY KINDNESSES

 

B7.   Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave

THOS. BRADLEY, GENT.
LATE OF JAMAICA
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF
OCTOBER 1766 AGED 71 YEARS
SMART SMITH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND LATE WIFE OF MR. HENRY SMITH
MASTER JOYNER OF HIS MAJESTY'S YARD,
CHATHAM, DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF
OCTOBER 1779 AGED 73 YEARS
MR. HENRY SMITH
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF DECEMBER 1779
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MRS. KATHERINE GRAHAM
NIECE OF THE ABOVE HENRY SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
1st DAY OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 84 YEARS

Thomas Bradley, Esq., of Rochester
P.C.C. Will dated 4th October 1767
   Wife, Smart and "good friends" Rev. Samuel Markham of Rochester and Robert Gray of St. James, Jamaica, are executors.
   To son in law Christopher Blackestone of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Surgeon, £100. Residue of real and personal estate and household goods to wife Smart, for life. After her death, to their children, Thomas, Robert, Mary wife of Waxham Graham and Elizabeth Lydia wife of Christopher Blackestone, equally shared, for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Cradock, William Stubbs and Richard Bristow
   Proved 14th October 1767

Henry Smith, Gentleman, Master Joiner of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
P.C.C. Will dated 21st January 1779
   To wife Smart (widow of Thomas Bradley), nephew Waxham Graham, of Frindsbury, Gentleman, niece Catherine Graham of Chatham, Spinster, nephew William Wilson of Chatham, Commander of the Commissioner's yacht at Chatham, £10 each. To niece Catherine Graham all his clothes and ornaments on same, provided she does not sell them.
   To wife Smart, real and personal estate, and goods in England and Jamaica, bills, bonds, investments, for life (except things already bequeathed.
   Also to Catherine Graham, £120 annuity from rents of his estate, for life. If she outlives his wife, she to have all his real and personal estate, for life. After death of his wife, if Catherine is not living, then to children of William Wilson, including silver plate and half household goods and furniture, divided equally. After death of his wife, the other half to the children of Waxham Graham, Kitty, Smart, Mary, Elizabeth Hanson and Cecelia Ann, equally divided. After death of wife and niece then the other half of real and personal estate to Waxham Graham's children, equally divided.
   All debts due from Waxham Graham and farm in Hoo lately purchased from George Cherry, valued at £240, and rents due and £200 due on bond from Thomas Bradley Broadber, with interest, to Graham's children.
   Niece Catherine to have all his books, papers and writings. After death of wife and niece, any payments received from Jamaica or elsewhere, to be placed in Public Funds, unless executors wish to lend it on bond or mortgage, to Graham's children at 21 years. Wife and Catherine Graham are executors.
   Witnesses: William Thompson, Christopher Mayor and Josh. Hawkins

Codicil dated 12th August 1779
   He gave, before will was made, a Deed of Gift to Sally Graham, daughter of Waxham., all silver plate, property of his wife before their marriage. Niece Catherine may need some plate other than bequeathed, so he now gives her an extra £30 to buy some.
   All his liqueur bottles and others, empty or full to discretion of niece Catherine for her of wife's use. After death of wife and Catherine, he left remains of household goods, etc., to Waxham's children and Wilson, now, after his death, if wife and niece find they have more than sufficient goods, they may give anything they don't need to children of Graham and Wilson.
   Witnesses: William Thompson, Christopher Mayor and Jos. Hawkins
   Proved 13th June 1780 Smart Smith has died since will and codicil made.

B8.   Ledger, In Randall Chapel ? (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM BUTTONSHAW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th DAY OF JUNE
ANNO DOMINI 1703
AGED 22 YEARS

 

C1.   Ledger, East End North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF ANNE WIFE OF JAMES
CADWELL OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF NOVR. 1730
AGED 44 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY
OF MR. JAMES CADWELL, GENT.
LATE OF GREEN – FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 21st 1786
AGED 50 YEARS

 

C2.   Ledger, North West Corner of North Aisle (Moved from Original Position )

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZH. CADWELL
RELICT OF
JAMES CADWELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1761
AGED 80 YEARS

James Cadwell, of Shorne, Yeoman (No Monument but on wives' ledgers)
P.C.C. Will dated 20th February 1747
   To wife Elizabeth, as much household linen, woollen and other household goods, as she chooses, for life. After her death, to son James Cadwell. Executors and Trustees to make inventory of plate and household goods; wife to give them a receipt before taking possession.
   Residue of monies, leases, farm stock, etc., and personal estate to brother in law Edward Haite of Rochester, Shipwright, Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne and Thomas Carryer the Elder of Shorne, Husbandman, in trust, to sell leases of any farm he may have at death; and all his live and dead stock and crops sown. Proceeds invested in Public Funds until son James is 21 or married; interest used for his maintenance and education. When he is 21, or married, trustees to pay all principle money to him.
   His lease on Smith's Farm, Shorne, where he lives, live and dead stock, etc., to son James at 21 or marriage; in meantime, to Tomas Carryer. If James dies pre 21, then to Thomas Carryer. Executors to try to renew lease and ascertain money due to son James from Carryer when he is 21.
   An inventory to be made and Carryer accountable to son James for valuation. If James does die pre 21, then £1,000, as follows, £200 to the Minister and Churchwardens of Shorne, in trust, to buy property and land, profits from this to poor parishioners of Shorne who do not take alms from parish. £3,000 to Edward Haite; £200 to Thomas Carryer; £100 to Rachel Maplesden, daughter of Jarvis; £50 each to William, Thomas, Sarah and Ann Carryer, children of Thomas Carryer the Elder. Residue of personal estate, if son James dies pre 21 or marriage, to Elizabeth wife of George Martin of Chalk, Yeoman.
   Trustees are also executors and Guardians of son.
   Witnesses: John Tomlin and William Twopenny
   Proved 29th March 1748 Power reserved to Thomas Carryer

C3.   Stone Effigy of Mailed Knight, Randall Chapel

SIR HENRIE DE COBHAM LE EINE SEIGNOUR DE ROUNDALE FUST APELE GIST LEY DIEU DE SALME ET MERCI

 

C4.   Ledger, Edge of North Wall of North Aisle (Moved from Original Position)

GEORGE COMPORT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 20th 1826
AGED 62 YEARS

George Comport, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 20th October 1826
   To James Edmead of Milton, Gravesend, Gentleman, Henry Collis of Maidstone, Builder, James Phillips the Younger of Ryarsh, Miller, 19 guineas each. To Thomas Knight of Snodland, Gentleman, £100.
   Residue of personal estate to Edmead, Collis and Phillips, upon trust, to gather all his money and sell rest of personal estate, to pay debts and expenses; surplus into Public Funds, etc. Freeholds in Shorne or elsewhere to trustees, upon trust, they to take rents, etc., and pay housekeeper Elizabeth wife of Richard Gill, an annuity of £30 for life. In case his son by Elizabeth Gill, George Comport Gill (born 29th December 1821 and baptised at Woolwich 24th April 1822) dies pre 24, in the lifetime of his mother, then trustees to pay Elizabeth Gill an annuity of £50 for life, instead of £30.
   Trustees to pay for maintenance and education of son George until he is 24. Income of freeholds held by trustees on son's behalf; if he dies pre 24, with no lawful heirs, then in trust, for blood relations under Intestacy Rules. Trustees are Guardians of son and are also executors.
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, James Rhodes and John Wetherall

Codicil dated 27th November 1826
   Has given his freeholds to trustees, in trust. Directs that trustees to have power to lease or sell all or any part of freeholds. Any leases granted not to exceed 21 years. (Long conditions follow)
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, John Botting and George Nickson

Codicil dated 19th December 1826
   He desires that Joseph Solomon the Younger of Shorne, be a trustee and executor in place of James Phillips; legacy to Phillips revoked; 19 guineas to Solomon. Revokes bequest of real estate to Phillips. Makes further provision for Elizabeth Gill, she to have an annuity of £40 for life, or £50 (if she survives her son George).
   Rest of will confirmed
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, John Botting and George Dickson
   Proved 11th April 1827 Power reserved to Joseph Solomon

D1.   Ledger, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS DICKINS
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 21st 1719
AGED 43 YEARS

 

E1.   EDOLPHI see PAGE

 

E2.   Brass, with Chalice and Wafer, Under Carpet in Chancel

PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF F. THOMAS ELLYS LATE VICAR OF SHORNE
WHICH DECESSED THE XVIII DAY OF MARCHE IN THE YERE OF OUR
LORD GOD MVLXIX ON WHOSE SOULE JHESU HAVE MERCY AMEN

 

G1.   Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave

MRS. MARY GRAHAM
WIFE OF WAXHAM GRAHAM, GENTLEMAN
LATE OF JAMAICA
DIED 22nd OF MARCH 1788
AGED 56 YEARS
WAXHAM GRAHAM, GENT.
DIED 17th JANUARY 1789
AGED 63 YEARS

 

GRAHAM see BRADLEY

H1.   Stained Glass Window, North West End of North Aisle

West Side
ILLUSTRIOUS
LOVE AND SERVICE BOTH AS MOTHER
& ARTIST
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED
TO ADELAIDE
HALLWARD
BORN 1860 DIED 1925 EXECUTED BY
HER HUSBAND FROM DRAWINGS BY HER IN DEVOTED MEMORY THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED

East Side
ALSO IN
MEMORY
OF PRISCILLA
DAUGHTER OF
THE SAME

 

H2.   Brass Plaque on Marble Ledger, East End of Nave

HERE LYETH INTERRED YE
BODY OF GEORGE HAYSDEN
OF SHORNE, GENT. WHO
DEPARTED FROM HIS
NATURALL LIFE THE 17th
DAY OF JULY 1670 &
HAD TWO SONNES AND
A DAUGHTER, JOHN AND
GEORGE AND MARTHA

 

HEARNDEN see ALLEN

H3.   Brass (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

OF YOUR CHARYTE PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF JOHN HEREDEN GENTILMAN WICH JOHN DYED
ON SAYNT MICHELL'S DAY IN YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD MVXXVII ON WHOSE SOUL AND
ALL CRISTEN SOUL HAVE MERCY AMEN WHO HAD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH [ELYNOR]
HIS DAUGHTER AND HEYRE THEN MARRIED TO EDMON[D] [PAGE]

John Herenden, of Shorne
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 4th December 1527
Desires to be buried before "Our Lady" in the South Chancel of Shorne Church.
To each of the High Altars of Shorne and Chalk, for his tithes, "negligently forgotten" 12d
To the lights before St. Erasmus, Our Lady of Pity, Our Lady and St. Christopher, 12d each.
To all of his godchildren at his burial, 4d. To an "honest priest" to sing for his soul, his father and mother's and all Christian souls, "by the space of a whole year", 10 ...?
   To Parnell Ganke ?, and John Ussher ?, his godson, one cow bullock each. His wife to have rents from his lands in Shorne, she keeping in good repair. After her death, land at Golfield ?in Cobham, to James Page and his heirs for ever.
   Residue of lands in Shorne to Edmond and Elanor Page (his daughter), for ver. In default of heirs, to his next heirs for ever. Agnes his wife and Edmond Page to take profits of his leases in the Manor of Beckley and at Chalk and Shorne, and Shorne Parsonage.
   Goods ? in his house ? to the use of wife Agnes. After her death, to Edmond and Elanor Page. To Elanor his hoop of gold. To the repair of the South Chancel at Shorne, 40/-.
   To the Friars ?of Aylesford ? a mother sheep; a quarter of wheat and barley to pray for his soul and all Christian souls.
   To Walter Herenden the Younger, Edward Herenden of London, John Herenden the son of Stephen Herenden, George Chapman, Thomas Page and .... ? Bu..... ? 20/- each. Residue shared between wife and daughter Elanor, who are his executors. Edward and James Page are Overseers.
   Proved January 1527 (28)

H4.   Brass Plaque on Organ

IN MEMORY OF
THE RIGHT HON. SIR WALTER HELY-HUTCHINSON
WHO DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER 1913
AGED 64 YEARS
THIS ORGAN WAS RESTORED EASTER 1914
BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN

Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson, P.C., G.C.M.G.
   Anglo – Irish. Born in 1849, son of the 4th Earl of Donoughmore. Studied at Cambridge. Lt. Governor of Malta, 1884 – 89; Governor and C. in C. Windward Islands, 1889 – 93; Governor and C. in C. Natal and Zululand, 1893 – 1901; Governor of Cape Colony from 1901; temporary High Commissioner to South Africa in 1909.
   His son, Victor, 1901 – 1947, was a Musical Composer, among his works was The Carol Symphony

J1.   Diamond Shaped Ledger, Below West Wall of North Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
REVD. THOMAS JONES
FIVE YEARS
RESIDENT CURATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 20th 1804
AGED 29

 

M1.   Ledger

Found buried in South East area of Church, in 2007, Transcribed by Roger Cockett

HERE [LIES]THE BODY OF [GERVASE] MAPLESDEN
THE SONNE [OF] [GERVASE ?] MAPLESDEN, LATE OF
MAIDSTON, [TANNERE] DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
1st DAY OF FEBR[UARY] [ANNO DOMINI] 1645 HE LEFT
ISSUE BY MARGARET HIS WIFE 2 SONNES AND
ONE DAUGHTER [VIZ] GERVASE, GEORGE AND
MARGARET

M2.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest, East End of North Aisle

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF CAPT. JARVIS MAPLESDEN WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
22nd OF DECEMBER ANNO DOMINI 1681
AGED 55 YEARS

Gervaise Maplesden, the Elder of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 19th December 1681
   Sons Richard and Thomas are executors of different parts of will.
   To son Richard, all moveable goods, cattle (except his two colts), corn, implements of husbandry and sown crops at Gaskens Farm in Cobham, in his own occupation. His interest in the lease and all debts owing to farm.
   Richard to pay arrears of rent for farm; and to pay his sister, Elizabeth, £200 at 18 years; interest to be used for her maintenance and education. If her mother takes on this responsibility, she has an annuity of £12. If Elizabeth dies pre 18, £100 of the £200 to son George at 21, or executors if he dies. £100 residue to son Edward at 21. Son Richard to pay debts. To poor of Cobham 20s, distributed at executors discretion. Richard to give good security to brother Thomas for paying the above £200. To poor of Shorne 20s as above. To daughter Katherine, £300 and a trunk marked J.M. With all the linen in it, at 18 years. In lieu of interest from the £300, Thomas to pay Katherine £10 per annum for maintenance and education. To all servants with him at death, 5s each. To son Gervaise, all debts owed to testator by son George, upon bond, mortgage, etc. Also to son Gervaise, all title and interest in property which brother George has mortgaged.
   To wife Elizabeth, £20; to son Thomas all his interest in properties which John Rumney of Cobham, Yeoman and [ ] his wife have mortgaged or conveyed to him, and the mortgages, securities and conveyances, to enable him to pay debts and legacies. To son George all property and farm stock at Shorne Ifield, (latter to go to son Gervaise). Residue of household goods, farm stock and personal estate, to son Thomas, he to pay for funeral, etc. He is also to pay his grand mother Margaret Maplesden, an annuity of £5 for life. Also to Thomas, his rights in remainder of leases (21 years)for about 30 acres of land in Shorne Ridgeway, in his own occupation, held from George Woodyear, deceased.
   To son Gervaise his rights in 21 year lease for 40 acres near Shorne Ifield, in his occupation also held from George Woodyear. Property at Shorne Ridgeway, in his occupation and of William Cornell, to son Thomas and heirs; in default of heirs, to son Gervaise, for ever. His little house with 6 acres at Shorne Ridgeway, and salt marsh at Higham, in his occupation, to son Thomas, for ever. Provided son Gervaise, for two years after testator's death, takes the rents from the latter properties and pay £10 per annum for the properties. His Manor or reputed Manor, called Upper Tooes ? and house, with land of 60 acres, at Milton next Sittingbourne, Iwade and Bobbing, to son Thomas, upon trust, to be sold, to pay debts and legacies; surplus to Thomas. Thomas also has his two third share in lands called Farthing Coltswood, Little Coltswood and Raynecroft, adjoining each other (about 18 acres) in Boughton Monchelsea, occupied by [ ] Day, formerly the property of Mary Emyott. All other lands and houses in Boughton Monchelsea, to son George, for ever. All property in Gillingham, occupied by Christopher Pannell, and in Cuxton, occupied by John Kettle, to son Edward and his heirs; in default of heirs, then the Cuxton property to daughter Elizabeth, for ever; the property in Gillingham to son George for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Ayerst, the mark of William Cornell, Elizabeth Ayerst and Walter Brooke
   Proved 8th February 1681 (82)

M3.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest,Close to Above

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF MR. JARVIS MAPLESDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th
OF APRIL 1707
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE

 

M4.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest, Close to Above

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF MR. JARVIS MAPLESDEN WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE SECOND
DAY OF FEBRUARY 1716/17 IN THE
THIRTY FIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE

Jarvis Maplesden, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 26th April 1711
   All his farm and lands in Shorne, in his occupation, which was his mother's jointure, and lands purchased by his father from Mrs Martha Woodyear of Shorne, Widow and William Woodyear, Esq., also in his occupation, to his wife Jane as long as she remains his widow.
   If she remarries, she gets an annuity of £20 for life, from his real estate. After her death, the land which was his mother's and that purchased from the Woodyears, to son Jarvis; all other property to son John.
   If his wife survives the two sons, then his mother's property and that purchased from Woodyears, to his wife, for ever.
   All property in Shorne occupied by his mother in law, Elizabeth Maplesden and William Woodyear, purchased by his father from Christopher Allanson Esq., deceased, to his wife, for life; after her death, then to his cousin Jarvis Maplesden, son of his uncle Richard, late of Cobham, deceased, subject to payment of cousins, George and John Maplesden, brothers of above Jarvis,£30 each. To cousin Katherine and Elizabeth Maplesden, sisters of George and John, £20 each.
   One third of his personal estate to wife Jane; one third to child/children his wife is expecting at 21 years; one third to sons Jarvis and John, shared equally at 21 years. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Julius Caesar, Augustine Caesar, Thomas Rogers and Henry Elwood
   Proved 21st February 1716 (17)

Jarvis Maplesden's Inventory had a total value of over £2,500; over £700 of which was owed by the Royal Navy, for timber ? Also leather ? £175 of the inventory concerns leather and hides, etc.

M5.   (There is another Black Ledger with the same crest, close to above, with completely eroded inscription.)

M6.   Ledger, Armorial Crest, North Chancel, near Vestry

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF CHRISTOPHER MAPLESDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY THE [ ] 17[44]
AGED [ ] YEARS

Christopher Maplesden, of Chalk, Victualler
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 23rd April 1740
   To wife Mary, for ever, his half share of a house, Ifield Place and 50 acres of land, in Shorne, occupied by brother Gervaise. Also his quarter share of Upper Ifield Farm, also occupied by same brother.
   She also has residue and is executor.
   Witnesses: John ? Parker, Richard Jackson and Mary Danes
   Proved February 1st 1744 (45)

(There are probably other MAPLESDEN inscriptions under the organ)

MAPLESDEN see PEMBLE

M7.   Stained Glass Window, North Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE REVD. J.J. MARSHAM THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY HIS NEPHEW (one line)
SIR FITZROY DONALD MACLEAN BART., C.B. & HIS NIECE LADY HOOD OF AVALON, THE HON. MRS. NEVILL & MISS MACLEAN A.D. 1903 (one line)

 

M8.   Diamond Shaped Ledger, North Chancel, near Vestry

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ANN MIDDLETON
WIDOW OF JOSEPH MIDDLETON
LATE OF BOROUGH BRIDGE
IN YORKSHIRE
DIED 27th APRIL 1812
AGED 88 YEARS

Ann Middleton, of Chatham, Widow of Joseph, Clerk of the Cheque of the Ordnance, Chatham
P.C.C. Will dated 7th March 1810
   To daughter Hannah wife of James Best, Esq., her silver s....... ? and silver cup, dozen china plates, large china dish and two other china dishes. To John Clark, late of Rome Lane, Chatham, her watch, and to his wife her silver mustard pot. To son in law, Rev. Francis Jennings, all furniture, other china, clothes, etc. (except plate, linen and bed hangings), upon trust, to sell and pay debts and funeral, etc. Residue into Public Funds, in his name, for benefit of grand daughter Ann, his eldest daughter, she also has plate. Bed hangings and linen to Francis, Jane and Ruth Jennings, siblings of Ann, shared at discretion of their father.
   When Ann is 21, father to transfer investments to her. Rev. Francis Jennings and Boswell Middleton of the Custom House, London, Esq., are executors
   Witnesses: James Best and Edward Wickham
   Proved 1st July 1812, Power reserved to Rev. Jennings

N1.   Stained Glass Window, North Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF WALTER MAPLESDEN NOAKES BORN 1850 DIED 1918
THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW JESSIE NOAKES

 

P1.   Brass Plaque, Formerly in Nave ?(Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH BURIED EDMUNDE PAGE LATE OF SHORNE, GENT. WICH DYED THE VII
DAY OF FEBRUARY IN THE V YEAR OF THE REYGNE OF KYNGE EWARD THE SYXTH
AND IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD GOD MCCCCCL[1] ON WHOSE SOUL JESU HAVE MERCY.
WHO HAD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH FIVE SONNES AND TO DOWGHTERS, THAT IS TO SAY
THOMAS, ELIZABETH, WILLIAM, GEORGE, LIONELL, JOHN AND AGNES,
BY ELENORE HIS ONLY WIFE THEN LIVING

Edmund Page, of Shorne, Gentleman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 15th January 1551 (2)
   To Elynor, his wife all his household stuff, also £40 in cash, and £40 in corn and cattle. She also has the farm of the Manor of Beckley in Higham, for rest of lease, and house in Shorne called Gerdland ?, for life, " without any interruption or condition of my son Thomas". Also to his wife, his stock at Beckley, 28 kyne, 5 bullocks, 170 ewes and rams.
   To poor householders in Shorne and Chalk, worth, in goods, less than 3s 6d, 12d each or a bushel of wheat or 2 bushels of malt.
  
To Robert Smythe, "my boy", 40/-. To Thomas S........ ?, 40/-; to godson Edmond Page, 3 silver spoons; to child of brother James Page and sister Faythe Luff silver spoon to value of 6s 8d.
   To Richard Myddleton and Susan his wife, 5 yards of woollen cloth, "to make either of them a gown, price the yard 4s"
   To sister Luff, uncle Walter Herenden and ............ ?, his wife, cousin Thomas ............ ?, and Barbara his wife; to old friends, John Evley and Lyonell ............. ?, cousin Robert Dunstan and his wife, a gold ring, in remembrance of him.To Walter Herenden, £3 6s 8d; to William Crypps, ... ?, bullock; to Edward ......... ?, 4 bullocks, 5 ewes and 2 quarters of barley; to Faythe Srybbyng ?, his god daughter, half a quarter of barley; to each of his other god children ?, 20d. To his children, William, George, Lyonell, John, Elizabeth and Agnes, £26 13s 4d at 20 years of age or before for reasonable cause, e.g. marriage.
   To cousin Walter Herenden the Younger, 20s, per annum to be paid by son Thomas. To William Debuan ?,13s 4d, quarterly for life, from real estate at Shorne. To John Baker, for life, his dwelling house and land in Shorne, he to keep it in good repair; after Baker's death, then to wife Elynor for ever. Elynor also has 9 acres of land called Outhmen Graster ?, in Shorne. To son Thomas, house and stables, barn in ................ ?, for ever.
   Wife Elynor has the annual income of all his lands not already bequeathed, in Shorne and Higham with ....... ?, woods and timber. All land in Shorne, Higham and Merston to son Thomas, for ever. After death of Edward Whyte, Gentleman ................................................... ?, property/ in Gravesend, Milton, Chalk and Higham, to son Thomas , on condition that his mother Elynor to have benefit of Manor of Beckley, for life.
  Witnesses: Henry Adam, George Haysden and Thomas Fyurhe and William Tayllour
   Proved 20th February 1551 (52)

P2.   Large Wall Monument, with Four Kneeling Figures, North Wall of Chancel
(Figures on the West Side: George and Isabel Page; on the East Side: Sir William and Lady Elenor Page)

On West Side of Cornice
THEIS ARE NOT DEAD BUT HENCE DEPARTED ARE,
T ACCEPT BLEST KINGDOMS IN A COUNTRY FARRE

On East Side of Cornice
MORS FINIS HUJUS MISARAE PRINCIPIUM MELIORIS VITAE

West Side Below Figures
EN HAC SIMILACRA TIBI REPRESENTANT AMONTISS IMOS
GULIELMI PAGE MILITIS PARENTES GEORGIUM PAGE ARMIG. LEGIS
PERITUM ET ISABELAM UXOREM EJUS SIMUL AC PIETATUM
FILII OPTIMI QUI VIVAS JUSSIT EORUM MEMORIAM SIC FIERI
PERPETUAM PROTRAXIT DEO PERMITTENTE VITAM PRAEPATUS
GEORGIUS USQUE 22nd DIEM JANUARII ANNO SALUTIS 1611
QUANDO PLENUS ANNORUM OBIIT ISABELLA DIU PREANTEA
HUIC MUNDO VALEDICENTE

East Side Below Figures
HIC QUIESCANT OFFA ET CINERES GUILIELMI PAGE EQUITIS AURATIS QUI POST
QUINQUAGINTA ET QUIMQUE ANNOS ANTE SEPTIMUM DIEM MENSIS MAII ANNO
SALUTUS NOSTRAE 1625 RETROACTUS SPIRITUM IN MANUS REDEMPTORIS
SUI PIE REDIDIT
IN JUVENTUTE REBUS BELLO FLAGRANTIBUS ARMA SEQUE BATUT MATURIOREM
ACTATEM ABJECTIS ARMIS LITERIS ALIISQUE TUM ANIMI TUM CORPORIS ORNAMENTIS
DEDICABAT QUIBUS TANDEM SEIPSUM IDONEUM MONSTRAVIT AD SUBCUNDAM
JUSTITIAE ORDINARIAE AUCTORITATUM QUAM JUBENTIBUS JACOBO ET CAROLO
PRIMIS PRINCIPIBUS SUMMA DILIGENTIA ET INTEGRITATE IN HAC PROVINTIA
EXERCEBAT NULLAM RELIQUIT POST SE PROLEM UXOREM TAMEN MOESTISS-
MAM ELENOREM FILIAM ROBERTI EDOLPHI ARMIGERI QUAE PERPETUAE OPTIMI
UTRIUSQUE DOMICILIUM

Elenor Page, of Rochester, Widow of Sir William Page of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 29th April 1643
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church near her late husband.
   She wishes to carry out her husband's intentions concerning the placing out apprentice, poor children of Shorne.
   Executor to spend £50 to buy land, which is to be conveyed to him and four or more substantial freeholders of Shorne, upon trust, to provide income for the charitable purposes. The children to be chosen by the Churchwardens and Overseers. When only two trustees left, they to convey land to their successors and so on, "that neither I in my intention be frustrated, or the poor defrauded".
   The heirs of her late cousin, George Page, ..... ?, to pay to Eleanor, one of daughters of John Yardly of London, Grocer, £50, part of £100 given to him by testator within seven years of her death, according to an Indenture of Bargain and sale of land, assured by George Page and his son George, to testator, dated 30th August 1631. To William Page, son of William Page, late of Faversham, deceased, godson of her husband, £40. To Elizabeth Baker daughter of Frances, late wife of Christopher Flure ?, of Rochester, Joiner, deceased, £20.To William Scoles son of William Scoles of Cobham, deceased, £10. To Elinor daughter of William Scoles, £10. To Dorothie Johnson, £40, provided that if she claim any more out of personal estate of testator's late husband, "upon any pretext, whatsoever," then the bequest is void. To nephew Samuel Edolph son of her brother Sir Robert, £40, to his brother Thomas, £20, To nephew Henry Parker son of Richard Parker Esq., and Priscilla, her sister, £40. To Jane Edolph daughter of brother Thomas, now wife of William Rothwell, £40. To god daughter, Elinor Rothwell, daughter of William and Jane, £40.Executor to pay William Rothwell, provided that upon receipt of bequest, he becomes bound in an obligation of £80 for the payment of £40 to her god daughter at 18 years of age. Interest to be used for her benefit until she is 18.
   If Jane dies pre 18, then the £40 to her mother, Jane.
   £210 to be paid to nephew John Parker and nieces Frances Parker and Ann Parker, children of Richard Parker and sister Priscilla. To her household servants with her at death, 20s each.
   Nephew John Parker of Middle Temple, Gentleman, is executor. Richard Parker and cousin Edmond Page are Overseers of will. To each of them a gold ring of 20s value. Lands in Shorne lately "assured upon me and my heirs" by George Page and his son, George, to executor, for ever, upon trust.
   To poor of Rochester 40s, to poor of Eastgate (Rochester) 40s.
   Witnesses: Benjamin Burk, William Cripps and Robert Heath
   Proved 24th January 1644 (45)

P3.   Brass Plaque on Ledger, Chancel, Under Carpet ? (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE RESTETH THE BODY OF GEORGE PAGE, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th DAY OF APRIL ANNO DOMINI 1639
IN THE 38th YEAR OF HIS AGE. HE HAD ISSUE BY ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN SOMERS OF ST. MARGARET'S, JUXTA ROFFEN, GENT.
FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS, VIZ. WILLIAM, EDMUND, MARY, ANNE
JOHN, GEORGE AND ELIZABETH

 

PAGE see ALLEN

PAGE see HERENDEN

P4.   Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RACHEL PEMBLE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JARVIS MAPLESDEN, ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH AND WIFE OF
WILLIAM PEMBLE, ESQ.
OF COBHAM
DIED 2nd JUNE 1798 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PEMBLE, ESQ.
DIED 17th MARCH 1823
AGED 82 YEARS

 

P5.   Brass, with Effigy of Priest, Formerly in Chancel, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HIS JACET DOMINUS WILLELMUS PEPYR QUONDAM VICARIUS HUJUS ECCLESIE
QUI OBIIT ANNO DOMINI MCCCCLXVIII ULTIMO DIE JANUARII
CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

P6.   Black Marble Ledger, with Armorial Crest,Under Carpet, Randall Chapel (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH INTERRED
IN HOPES OF A JOYFULL RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE
THE BODY OF
ELIZB. PORTEN
LATE WIFE OF CAPT. ROBERT PORTEN
OF THE MANOR OF RANDALL
IN THE PARISH OF SHORNE
OBIIT 26th MARCH 1704
AETAT 60
HERE LYETH ALSO THE BODY OF
CAPT. ROBERT PORTEN
OF THIS PARISH, MARRINER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF APRIL 1711
AGED 72
"Tho' Blasting Winds and Neptune's Waves have Tost me to and fro',
In Spite of both, by God's Decree, I Harbour here below;
Where I do now at Anchor ride, with many of our Fleet,
Yet once again I must Set Sail, our Admiral Christ to meet"

Robert Porten, Captain, of Ratcliffe, Stepney, alias Stebenheath, Middlesex, Gentleman.
PC.C. Will dated 29th March 1711
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church where his first wife, Elizabeth is buried. There is to be engraved on the stone over her grave, the inscription on the back of his will.
  
To Mr Thomas Tanner of the Navy Office, London, Gentleman, for ever, his freehold farm called Randall Heath and the Manor of Randall, of about 80 acres. If Tanner or his son, or daughter (if son dies childless), have a son that child should be named Porten, and the above Manor goes to that son, after death of Mr Tanner. To James Tanner, Mariner, his nephew, and his daughter Susanner Tanner, £10 each, for mourning. To Susanner Tanner, 12 damask napkins, 1 damask table cloth marked R.P., 4 Holland sheets, 4 Holland pillow bears marked R.P. E. with buttons. To Flora Gill, his servant, the house which adjoins his own in Ratcliffe (copy-hold), for life. If she marries Jacob Tab of Wapping, Joiner, then Jacob is to have the house for life, after Flora's death. When they are both dead, house to Francis Porten, Merchant of London, for ever. Also to Flora al his linen in the hair trunk and household goods in his house at Ratcliffe and all his clothes. To cousin Charles Burnham, Mariner all his books and instruments belonging to the sea. His copy-hold house in Ratcliffe, held from the Manor of Ratcliffe, to Susanner Tanner, for ever. Provided she names her first male child Porten and she lives in the house.
   Mr John Sheffield of Wood Street, Apothecary and John Scott of Clifford's Inn, Gentleman are executors.
   To Thomas Tanner all household goods at Shorne. His funeral not to cost above £50. To the Churchwardens of Shorne and two freeholders (Mr Cotmore to be one of them), £10 for the poor in bread on 10 days.
   Witnesses: Sarah Alexander, Samuel Wright, Benjamin Carleton and the mark of Ann Alexander
   Proved 5th April 1711

S1.   Brass Plaque, Formerly in Nave ?

HIS JACET THOMAS SHARPE LEGIS PERITUS QUI OBIIT XX
DIE SEPTEMBRIS ANNO IX REGIS HENRICI SEPTIMI ANNO DOMINI
MILLESIMO CCCCLXXXXIII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S2.   SMITH see BRADLEY

S3.   Brass with Figures of a Man and Woman, Wall of North Chapel

"CREDO QUOD REDEMPTOR MEUS VIVAT ET IN NOVISSIMO DIE DE TERRA SURRECTURUS SUM ET IN CARNE MEA VIDE BO DEUM SALVATOREM MEUM" (one line)

HIS JACET JOHANNES SMYTH ET MARIANA UXOR EJUS QUI OBIIT XX DIE MENIS FEBRUARII
ANNO DOMINI MCCCCLVII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S4.   Brass, Effigy of Man, Formerly in Nave ? (Not seen, From Thorpe)

HIC JACET JOHANNES SMYTH QUI OBIIT XXV MENSIS MARCII ANNO
DOMINI MCCCCXXXVII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S5.   Marble Tablet, Above Pulpit

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT BRANTWOOD, ONTARIO,
CANADA, AMERICA
FEBRUARY THE 11th 1871
AGED 29 YEARS
"Come unto Me all ye that Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I will give you Rest"
Matt. X l 28

 

S6.   SOMERS see PAGE

S7.   Brass, Formerly North of Herenden Brass, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

EDMUNDO THOMAS PROGRATUS PATRE PAGEUS
HAC RECUBAT TRISTI MORTE PEREMPTUS HUMO
QUEM STIRPS INGENIUM JURISQUE PERITIA VIRTUS
MIXTAQUE SINCERA CUM PIETATE FIDES
COMMENDES MUNDO TU CHRISTO (QUISQUIS ES) ALMIS
COMMENDES PRECIBUS (LECTOR AMICE) TUIS
OBIIT 19th DECEMBRIS ANNO SALUTIS 1558

 

V1.   Stone Tablet on Pillar between Nave and North Aisle

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST WILLIAM VINE
WHO DIED 3rd JANY. 1934 IN HIS 50th YEAR
THE ELECTIC LIGHTING OF THIS
CHURCH WAS INSTALLED BY HIS
BROTHER LOUIS VINE, CHURCHWARDEN

 

V2.   Stone Tablet, Below Above

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUIS VINE
WHO SERVED THIS CHURCH FOR 49 YEARS AS
ORGANIST, CHURCHWARDEN AND TREASURER
DIED 20th JULY 1956 AGED 85 YEARS

 

W1.   Ledger, Formerly in Nave ?, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM WENTWORTH
WHO DYED OCTOBER THE 28th
1719
AGED 29 YEARS

 

W2.   Stained Glass Window, South Wall, South Aisle

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF ALICE MAUD ELIZA
WILLIAMS WIFE OF
LIEUT. BENJAMIN WILLIAM
WILLIAMS BORN FEB. 4th
1872 DIED APRIL 19th 1924
LATE OF THIS PARISH

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M.I.s in Section A of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne recorded by D. E. Williams


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Section A is all that area east of the porch to the east end of the chancel and from the church to the north churchyard wall. The numbers refer to the numbers on the plan. Dates before 1752 are under the Julian calendar, where the year changes on 25th March, so January 1725 is 1726 in the modern Gregorian calendar. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources.


SHORNE CHURCH FROM NORTH
SECTION 'A' IN FOREGROUND
(PHOTO: JOHN SALMON)

 Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.      Plan of graves

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   K   L   N   O   P   R   S   T   U   W

18.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, the Top is Completely Eroded Away


THREE CHEST TOMBS
FOREGROUND ARMSTRONG, 1636, BACKGROUND, LEFT, BOTTING,1805 & 1823,
(BUT MUCH EARLIER MONUMENT) AND BACKGROUND, RIGHT, BAYNARD, 1632

West Side
HERE RESTETH THE BODY
OF WILIAM ARMSTRONG
OF SHORNE [WHO DIED]
THE 2nd DAY
[OF JANUARY 1635] ?
AGED [   ] YEARS]

North Side
ANN THE DAUGHTER
OF THE SAME
WILLIAM T[   ]H ?
[WHO DIED [   ] OF MAY
16[ ]O ?

William Armstrong, of Shorne, Yeoman, Churchwarden, c. 1635
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st January 1635 (36)
   To poor of Shorne, 20s, distributed on day of his funeral. To his eldest son, Edward, and his heirs, for ever, his dwelling house called Wallifins ? House. If Edward has no lawful heirs, then it goes to other son William, for ever. If William dies with no heirs, then to youngest son Thomas, for ever. Also to son William his house in Allhallows, which he bought from his brother George, and all other land and property in Allhallows.
If William dies with no heirs then the property to be shared equally between his two other sons. Also to William his two houses in Shorne, if William dies with no heirs then shared as before. To daughter Kathlen Simmonds [lost in fold].
   His wife Ann to have benefit of his lands and properties for life; his children to allow her to have the benefits, if any refuse this, they lose their benefit in the will, which will go to wife instead. Wife is executor, she gets residue of estate. He desires and Gervase ? Maplesden, his "loving neighbours" to be overseers of the will and assist his wife, for their troubles, 20s each.
   Witnesses: Hierome Wincoats and Richard Parker
   Proved 23rd January 1635 (36)

ASHDOWN see DOWNING

7.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, the Top is Completely Eroded Away

West Side
HERE RESTETH THE BODY
OF JOHN BAYNARD OF SHORNE
YEOMAN WHO DIED THE 16th
OF OCTOBER ANNO DOMINI
1632

John Baynard, of Thonge, Yeoman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st July 1632
   To the poor of Shorne, 40/-. To John Boyden, son of his nephew Ralph Boyden, 20/- at 14 years of age. To his daughter Ann Boghurst, 20/-; to daughter Alice Baynard, £20; to only son John, for ever, his lands and properties in Shorne or elsewhere in Kent, and all his goods; son to pay all debts and funeral costs, he is also executor.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Hierom Wincoats and Richard Hobson
    Proved November 1632

 

0. The Following Inscription Recorded by John Thorpe in Registrum Roffenses, 1769, may have been on the Eroded Ledger of this Tomb ?

HERE LYETH
BONHAM
WILLIAM
ALICE, HIS WIFE

JOHN
ROBERT
GEORGE


BAYNARD



THEIR SONS





1st 
3rd
4th
WHEN DECEASED
15th JULY
7th NOVEMBER
10th JANUARY
                                  16
24th OCTOBER
13th JUNE
28th MARCH

71
69
80/1

76
70
93

 

2.   Coped Stone on Stone Base

BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN BEVAN ESQ.
[   ] YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF THE
[HONOURABLE] EAST INDIA COMPANY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 24th 1796 AGED [51?] YEARS

MRS. SARAH BEVAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] NOVEMBER [ ] 1838 AGED 85 YEARS

John Beavan, of Epsom, at present of Sandy Brook, Derbyshire.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 16th March 1796
   Executors to pay, after expenses, his "ever dear and honoured mother" Mrs Elizabeth Drewitt, relict of Paul Drewitt, an annuity of £50 for life. To Thomas Frederick, Charles, Caroline and Juliana Bevan, his nephews and nieces, children of late brother Thomas, of Upper Harley Street, Marylebone, 100 guineas each, on their marriage days.
To nephew Thomas Torin, £100 and a further £200 after death of testator's wife, Sarah. To Mary Hartshorn, daughter of Mary Hawkes, his half sister, £200, after wife's death. To Sarah Williams, his half sister, £100, as before. To Thomas Pullen, his uncle, £25 annuity for life, continued after his death to his wife Bethiah Pullen for her life. To nephew Thomas Bevan, his engraved gold -------? watch by Elliot; to nephew Charles Bevan, his silver gilded cup; to his "much esteemed" friend Mrs Ann Shaw, a set of Japanned dressing boxes, a set of brown and gold dressing boxes, a set of black and gold quadrille boxes, a pair of green and gold china jars, a pair of candle enamelled cups and covers and one silver filigree chain. To Thomas Fitzherbert of South Cannons, Hertfordshire, his large gold headed cane with gold ferule. To Sarah Priestly, an old servant in his mother's family, £20 for her long and faithful service. To Sarah Chapman, his servant £10 annuity for life and £10 after his wife's death. Wife Sarah is executor and residuary legatee, legacies to be paid after her death, will be paid by her executor. Wife gets all personal estate, horses, harness, carriages, plate, jewellery, books, china, etc.
   Witnesses: Mary Bateman, George Buckston, Junior and William Osborne
   Proved 28th May 1796

Sarah Bevan, of Epsom, Widow, Relict of John Bevan. (Married at St. Marylebone, March 1786)
P.C.C. Will dated 24th June 1836
   Wishes to be buried in same grave as her husband at Shorne Churchyard. Executors to carry out her instructions for funeral.
   Residue of personal estate of her late father Mr George Holmes, is now in hands of Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, by reason of her having no children; this will be divided after her death according to her father's will. Her late husband made several bequests to be paid after her death, her executors will pay these.
   To Mary Hawkes, her late husband's half sister, £100 and half pint silver mug; to Elizabeth Johnson, another of her husband's half sisters, £100, if she is dead, then the £100 to her husband George Johnson. To Sarah Williams, another half sister of her husband, £100; to Mary Lee formerly Hartshorn, niece of her husband, £100; to god daughter Sarah Jowett late of Draycott but now of ------ ?, Nottingham, £100; to Hannah Lakin of Swithland, Leicestershire, wife of John Lakin, £100; to Miss Ellen Phillips daughter of Rev. Luke Phillips of Gravesend, £100; to her friend, Miss Sarah Edmeads of Boughton, £500 and her inlaid mahogany work box, and Japan card box with the fish and counters; to the sisters of Miss Edmeads, Elizabeth, Sophia, Charlotte, Mary Ann and Eleanor, £100 each; to friend, Mrs Louisa Frances Edmeads wife of John Edmeads, Rector of Cricklade, Wiltshire, £100 and her mourning hooping, set with diamonds; to friend Mrs Baker of Limehouse, late Miss Smart, £100; to her "esteemed" friend Mrs Caroline Sauxon of Epsom, 50 guineas for a ring and her two large flower pattern china jars; to friend Mrs Brown of Epsom, wife of her executor, Thomas Brown, £100 and silver teapot and stand; to Charles eldest son of late Col. Charles Bevan, her gold snuff box and £100; tp Thomas Bevan and Edward Bevan, two sons of Col. Bevan, £100 each; to Eleanor Bevan, daughter of Col. Bevan, £100 and silver bread basket.
   To god daughter Annie Sarah Gunnell her gold watch and chain, and her Oxford edition of the Holy Bible printed in 1733, bound in Morroco; to Rev. John Edmeads, such of her religious books he may choose and £500; to her solicitor, Stacey Grimaldi "Pope's Works", 9 vols. 1760 edition, "Swift's Works" 14 vols. 1760 edition, the "Spectator" 1765, two landscapes on china in drawing room and £500; to "esteemed" friend Peter Hunter late of Feltham, now of Bognor, one of her executors, all drawings and pictures in drawing room; to friend Thomas Brown of Epsom, Surgeon, another executor, four silver candlesticks, large china bowl, on which is a picture of the Gates of Calais. Her late husband bequeathed to Sarah Chapman. now Thornton, an annuity of £20 payable after testator's death, this to come from her personal estate. She wants executors to invest in the Public Funds to produce annuity of £130 for servant, Elizabeth Peters for life; and after her death, the principal sum to those Elizabeth Peters directs in her will, in default, to those entitled to her estate by Laws of Intestacy. To Sarah Peters another servant, an annuity of £40 for life.
   To Elizabeth Peters for her long and faithful attention £40 for mourning and her watch made by Wightwick, no. 1194, looking glass in back sitting room, dining table in drawing room and all her clothes, lace, muslin, silk, seven silver table spoons with flower on back, twelve silver tea spoons , sugar tongs, tea strainer, oval tea table, bedstead, bedding, mahogany double chest of drawers. To Sarah Peters and Elizabeth Webb, £20 each for mourning and their beds. To servant Caroline Hooker, if still with her, £100 and £5 for mourning. To any other servant with her at death with two years service, £20.Servants may remain in house if they choose with board and pay of ½ guinea per week for three months after her death. £200 to the poor of Shorne at discretion of Minister and Churchwardens. To Mrs Henrietta Hunter wife of Peter Hunter, £1,000and £1,000 which by an earlier will she had bequeathed to her mother, her late friend widow of Thomas Bevan, also to Henrietta, the miniature of her late husband John Bevan, set in gold, also all plate with Bevan crest, except that already given, china dinner and tea set with Bevan crest and portrait in crayons of her late husband by Lawrence (Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. ?) and portrait of his brother Thomas.
   To Miss Henrietta Caroline Sophia Hunter daughter of Peter Hunter, £1,000 stock in 3% Reduced Annuities at 21 years, this in meantime to her father. To god daughter Anne Sophia Gunnell annuity of £100 for life, from her personal estate.
   £500 each to executors. Her freeholds at Shorne to Thomas Brown forever. Residue shared equally between Peter Hunter and Thomas Brown, who are executors.
   Witnesses: George Peters of Epsom, Painter, James Puttock of Epsom, Solicitor and Thomas Stowers, Junior, Clerk to Mr Puttock.

Codicil dated 7th December 1836
   Revokes bequest of freehold estate at Shorne to Thomas Brown, forever, now he gets it for life only. After his death, to his wife Elizabeth, for life; after her death to Henrietta Ann wife of Peter Hunter, for ever. Rest of will stands.
   Witnesses: George Peters, James Puttock and Thomas Stowers, Junior.

Codicil, no date, "Directions for my Funeral"
    Her body to be in her usual night clothes and wrapped in a long white dress; she is to go in an inner coffin, then in a lead coffin, covered with black cloth, black plates and nails. She is to be kept 10 days before burial and taken to churchyard with two black coaches to attend. Clergyman of Shorne to have 10 guineas and silk scarf hat band and gloves, same for Parish Clerk and 2 guineas. If she is at Epsom at her death the Clergyman and Clerk there to have the same. It has been usual for 6 of her tenants of the cottages at the Ridgeway to attend funeral, each to be paid 1 guinea.
    Her name to be added to tomb in concise a manner as possible; any repairs needed for her tomb or her parents (Holmes, identical tomb), then it should be done. Mr Butcher of Epsom to conduct funeral. Executors to have silk scarf hat bands.
    Friend Elizabeth Peters will see that all is properly done during 10 days prior to burial. Until "change" has taken place, the lid of the coffin not to be closed. She wishes Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Webb to attend her body to grave.
    No witnesses

Codicil dated December 1836
   She wishes her friend Baroness de Rolle to have two silver filigree eggs with stand, picture painted on glass of a Dancing Girl; she fears the India tea boards may be too worn to be worth the Baroness's acceptance, but leaves her to choose, testator is anxious to keep promise to her. She "begs" Mrs de Tessier of Woodcote Park, Epsom to accept two pictures of Mr and Mrs Fitzherbert. To Benjamin Tourin the picture of his sister and two drawings by himself, "the residence is either Inglefield Green or Wimpole Street". To Mrs Grimaldi a pair of china jars and four enamelled basins and covers. To Mr Hunter late of Feltham, two trays of ornamental china, two enamelled basins, saucers and covers, red covered Japan square box and tray, card box with fish ans counters, with family crest, presented by Mr and Mrs Peter Hunter, small Japan cabinet, pair of green jars and saucers (called nurses). To Mr Bevan a picture of her husband in black frame, deal box of telescopes and book of charts. To Mrs Hunter her copy of Milton's Works and all remaining books.
   No Witnesses

Codicil dated 16th December 1836
    If residue of personal estate exceeds £1,000, she revokes clause in will giving residue to executors, in that case, gives residue to husband's great niece Henrietta Hunter, except sum of £1,000 which was given in equal share to executors.
   Witness: George Peters of Epsom

Codicil dated 16th December 1836
   Desires Mrs Hunter wife of Peter, to occupy her house for 12 months after her death; she gets all contents of house and effects not already given.
   Witness: George Peters of Epsom

Affidavit dated 16th December 1839
   Peter Hunter of Woodcote Green, Epsom, Elizabeth Peters of same place, Spinster and Elizabeth Webb of same place, Spinster sworn.
    Peter Hunter recalls visiting testator in early December 1836 (after the 7th); she showed him the document giving directions for funeral, he has examined the document and swears it is the same as testator showed him. Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Webb state they were well acquainted with testator and were acquainted with her hand and signature. Having examined will and codicils and believe they are in testator's hand.
Proved 28th December 1839 Power reserved to Thomas Brown

6.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, Top and all Early Inscriptions Eroded Away

West Side
JOHN BOTTING DIED
JULY 11th ? 1805 AGED 47 YEARS
[Indistinct Verses]

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF JOHN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 13th OF JUNE 1823 AGED 62 YEARS
"The Grave an Boast no Deadly Triumph here,
Who Lives for God sees Death without a Fear,
My Hopes, I Trust in Glory will be Crowned"

John Botting, of Shorne, Builder
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 21st September 1829
   To wife Elizabeth his freehold house at Shorne, household goods and furniture and £150, 4% Bank Annuities, £350, 3%
   Consolidated Bank Annuities, remainder of lease in his dwelling house. To two brothers Peter and Henry and nephew William Botting, his building and carpenter business, stock in trade, all buildings now erected, carts, horses, harness, tools, etc. All this to be valued by two competent persons and shared equally. If Peter wants to carry on business, Henry will receive 2/3 of valuation at 21 years. To his brothers and nephew all debts due to business. Residue to wife, she and his brothers are executors.
   Witnesses: Mark of Ann Day, Servant to Mr Botting and Edward Reeves, Notary, Doctors Common, Bennett's Hill.
   Proved 6th November 1833 Value of goods under £200 Power reserved to Peter Botting

Mary Botting,
wife of John Botting ,Senior, died 1823
   Was probably the temporary Schoolmistress in 1816 (Allen "History of Shorne" p.125)

John Botting married Mary Fludd at Chatham in May 1797

BOTTING see FRENCH

60.   Headstone, Against North Churchyard Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BOWRA
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1843
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1850
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ ]MBER 11th 1889
AGED [69] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

Thomas Bowra
Appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1835. Married Elizabeth Butcher ? at Chalk October 1800

BOXALL see DINE

43.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS CHARLOTTE MAPLESDEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BOYS
LATE OF THE CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD
IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 12th 1852
AGED 52 YEARS

 

20.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
STEPHEN CANNON
OF SUTTON AT HONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 11th 1837
AGED 64 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE SIX DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS
VIZ. ANN, WILLIAM, MARY, SOPHIA,
SARAH, RBECCA, GEORGE,
HARRIOT AND STEPHEN
[Indistinct Verses]

 

21.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN CANNON
OF SUTTON AT HONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 27th 1856
AGED 83 YEARS
"Finally Brethren, Farewell"
ALSO OF
EMMA DAUGHTER OF
STEPHEN AND EMMA CANNON
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AGED 9 MONTHS

Stephen Cannon
  
1804 Farmer at Cheney's Farm and landlord of Yorkshire Grey, Inn , both at Thong (Allen p. 106)
   1841and 1851 Census : A Miller at Burnt House, Sutton at Hone. Married Mary Reed at St. Clement Dane,1797

49.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
DANIEL ALEXANDER CLARK WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1943 AGED 81 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE ROSA CLARK WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1951 AGED 92 YEARS

 

CULLAND see RENTON

39.   Pedestals and Cross

East Side
IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOSEPH JAMES DINE
WHO DIED ON OCTOBER THE
27th 1906 AGED 58 YEARS
"I Will Give You Rest"

North Side
ALSO
HELEN BOXALL
WHO DIED DEC. 17th 1923
AGED 76

Joseph James Dine
Master of National School, also Shorne Post Office, Kelly's Directory 1882, 1891 and 1903
Married Isabella Cracklow at Shorne in 1869

58.  Headstone


SARAH DOWNING, 1748

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH DOWNING
WIFE OF JOHN DOWNING
WHO DIED 25th MAY 1748
AGED 74 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 2 SONS & 2 DAUGHTERS
SARAH, MARY, JOHN & THOMAS

 

57.   Double Headstone, Partly Buried


THOMAS DOWNING, 1778, MARY DOWNING, 1764 AND JOHN DOWNING, 1724

IN MEMORY OF
THOS. DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED
MARCH [  ] 1778
 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN DOWNING
 HIS FATHER [   ]
CLERK OF YS PARISH

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
THOS. DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
DAUGHTER OF
 THOS. ASHDOWN
OF THE PARISH
OF HORSE MOUNCES*
IN THE COUNTY
OF SUSSEX

------------------------------Ground Level------------------------------

WHO DIED
IN JUNE (sic) 172[4]*
AGED [54 ?] YEARS
[AGED [  ] YEARS]
BLACKSMITH
WHO DIED
FEB. 19th 1764

 * Buried in October (Register)                                * Herstmonceaux ?

Thomas Downing
Member of Vestry 1751; married Mary Ashdown at St. Mary, Chatham 1749

 

EVE see KETTLE  12 below

 

15.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS FRENCH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF JULY 1825
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO JOHN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF APRIL 1832
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BOTTING FORMERLY WIFE OF
THOMAS FRENCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] OF JULY 1847
AGED 72 YEARS

30.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. DAVID FRENCH
WHO DIED THE 12th OF AUGUST 1845
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES DAVID
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF DECEMBER 1837
AGED 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
ELIZABETH FRENCH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF SEPTEMBER 1854 (sic)*
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
LUCY MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [   ]
[   ]

*This is mistaken , the year should be 1852

David French
Appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1835

Elizabeth French, of Shorne, Widow
P.C.C. Will dated 14th September 1852
   To executors all personal estate and effects, upon trust, to sell and share proceeds, after expenses among her children, Ellen Stanley, Lucy Mary Ann and Thomas William French, equally. Share of Lucy to be paid when she is 24, in meantime executors to pay her £20 per annum for her support. Executors can pay money to son to advance him in the world, as they think fit. To executors freehold cottages at Shorne Ridgeway, upon trust, rents to be paid to son until he is 21, then the property to be conveyed to him, for ever. Thomas Hills Barnard of Shinglewell, Farmer and Jarvis William Maplesden Noakes of Shorne, Farmer are executors and guardians of son.
   Witnesses: Frederick Thomas Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend and John Boura ? Of Shorne
   Proved 27th October 1852
   N.B. The wrong year is on the headstone 1854 instead of 1852

54.   Headstone, Against North Wall of Churchyard

A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION
TO
BESSIE FRENCH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & HARRIET FRENCH
OF THIS PARISH
AGED 9 MONTHS
ALSO TO CHARLOTTE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1864
AGED 1 YEAR 3 MONTHS
ALSO TO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th DAY OF SEPT. 1864
AGED 1 MONTH
ALSO TO KATE QUAIFE
THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th DAY OF NOVR. 1867
AGED 1 MONTH
[Remainder Obscured by Firmly Fixed Foot Stone, which may be keeping Headstone Upright]

 

59.   Headstone Against North Wall of Churchyard

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES FRENCH
OF 40 JAMES STREET, MARYLEBONE
(LATE OF SHORNE, KENT)
WHO DIED ON WEDNESDAY
12th DECEMBER 1883
AGED 80 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that Labour
And are Heavy Laden and I Will
Give you Rest" Matt. XL 28
ALSO [SARAH] FRENCH
WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED [ ] MARCH 1887]
[AGED 83 YEARS]
[Verses Obscured by Foot Stone as No. 54]

James French
1861 Census: Tanner

36.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSAN LESTER GAMMON
WHO DIED JUNE 1834
ALSO GEORGE GAMMON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN BOMBAY AUGUST 19th 1855
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO JOHN GAMMON FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1870
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GAMMON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 9th 1876
AGED 78 YEARS

 

16.   Headstone, Partly Buried

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
STEPHEN GOODEN WHO
-------------Ground Level----------
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER YE 14th DAY
1689 AGED 30
YEARS

Stephen Godden, of Shorne , Tanner (No Monument but mentioned on his first wife's headstone)
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 20th July 1698
   To youngest son, Stephen, 20/-; to daughter Ann 20/-. Executors to pay wife Anne , mother of Stephen and Anne, £200, according to a bond entered into before their marriage. To eldest son Edward and daughter Elizabeth, born of his first wife, after legacies and debts paid, residue of goods household goods, furniture, money, stock in trade and personal estate, equally shared, if either die pre 21 or day of marriage all goes to survivor. His brother in law, George Startupp and son Edward Godden are executors; 10/- to Startupp for a ring to wear in remembrance. Desires "loving friend" Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne, Tanner to be overseer of will and to assist executors and wife; 10/- to Maplesden to buy a ring in remembrance.
   Witnesses: John Stone, Senior, Nicholas Middleton and George ------- ?
   Proved 11th October 1700

Stephen Godden married Elizabeth Startupp at Allhallows, London Wall in December 1686

14.   Headstone


HENRY GOODIN OR GOODING, 1759

IN MEMORY
OF HENRY GOODIN/G
YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. YE 7th 1759 AGED
59 YEARS

Henry Gooding, of Shorne, Yeoman, Vestry member c. 1751
P.C.C. Will dated 18th September 1759
   To sister in law [ ] Gooding wife of his late brother John of Stansted, Labourer and to cousin Mary Adams wife of [ ] Adams, Cordwainer of Fleet Street, London 1/- each. To brother George of Yalding, Labourer, £50; to his sister Ann wife of Isaac Lock of Stansted, Yeoman. £50. To wife Alice, use of his house and garden and orchard in Shorne, ready money, investments, rings, plate, watches, pewter and other household goods for life. After her death.
   After her death, then with residue of personal estate to brother George and sister Ann, equally. Wife is executor, she to make inventory of personal estate and give copy to his brother and sister.
   Witnesses: Thomas Bigg and William Gates
   Proved 16th January 1760

GLOVER see RENTON

 

1.   Coped Stone, on Stone Base, a pair to the Bevan Tomb.
      This tomb must be much later than burials, (19th Century)


JOHN AND SARAH BEVAN, 1796 & 1838 (FOREGROUND) AND GEORGE, HANNAH AND 
GEORGE HOLMES, JUN., 1782, 1781 AND 1779
THESE COPED STONES ARE USUALLY OF A LATER DATE THAN SARAH BEVAN (1838); 
THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY PLACED HERE AFTER SARAH'S DEATH, THE HOLMES FAMILY 
GRAVE WAS PROBABLY ORIGINALLY MARKED BY A STANDARD 18th CENTURY HEADSTONE.

MR. GEORGE HOLMES JNR.
OBIT JANUARY 20th 1779 AGED 22 ? YEARS
MRS. HANNAH HOLMES
OBIT DECEMBER 22nd 1781 AGED 53 ? YEARS
MR. GEORGE HOLMES SENR.
OBIT MAY 16th ? 1782 AGED 58 ? YEARS

George Holmes, Junior, of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 30th January 1779
   All his property, personal and goods, to sister Sarah Holmes.
   Witnesses: Robert Beckett and Frances Exton
   Proved 20th August 1780

George Holmes, Senior, of Denton, Gentleman (Tanner and Farmer), a Trustee of Lady Page's Charity, c. 1765
P.C.C. Will dated 11thMarch 1780
   Desires to be buried in churchyard of Milton next Gravesend (not complied with). Coffin to be carried by his men servants with a "Weeping Pall", and followed by two or more friends.
   To wife Hannah, £100, the ring he had from his late son, George, and all his liquors. To daughter Sarah Holmes, his carriage or post chaise. To Henry Edmeades of Nurstead, Gentleman and William Brown of Chalk, Yeoman, all his leasehold farm at Denton, held from Thomas Barrett, Esq., of Lee near Canterbury, for term of 17 years (14 years left), upon trust, for remainder of term. Also to his trustees, household goods and furniture, stock and utensils of farm, crops still in ground, investments, debts and residue of personal estate, upon trust. Trustees to make inventory of estate; they to permit his wife to have use of household goods and small bed with printed cotton furniture in his former house in Shorne. He had quit this house for his son late George. After death of his wife, the household goods, etc., to daughter Sarah. If wife only wants part of the goods the rest to daughter. His leasehold trust to be sold, together with stock and crops. From his money (after above legacies paid) £10 to Edmund Bennett of Chatham, Ropemaker; trustees to have £10 each for mourning. Residue of money to be placed in Public Funds, the annual interest of which to daughter Sarah (except interest on sum of £100), for life.
   After daughter's death, upon trust, trustees to receive interest to use for maintenance and education of daughter's female children; her son will be entitled to estate settled on father when he married mother. (The will then goes into details concerning daughter's children, but she did not have any.) In default of grandchildren the money is to be shared equally between Joseph and Sarah Harris, children of John Harris of Bishopsgate, Coach Harness Maker, at 21 years; including interest. If both died under 21, money to continue in investments.. Concerning the £100 at interest, this is for the Harris children's maintenance and education to 21, then the £100 to be shared equally between them. If they die pre 21 then all money to whomever daughter Sarah directs in her will. If money is needed to carry on farming business until it is sold, trustees an apply money so needed.
   If he dies after or near seed sowing time, corn to be harvested and brought to market. To trustees 22 acres of land at the Ridgeway and four houses on the land, purchased from Mr Carden of Chatham, House Carpenter, upon trust, for use of daughter Sarah, for life. After her death then to her husband for life. Their son shall be brought up in the business of Tanner and use the Tanyard at Shorne, settled on the testator when he married. If a son does not take up the business of tanner, then the property shared equally among Sarah's children. In default, to whoever Sarah directs in her will. In default, then to her right heirs.
   To trustees 21 acres called Mill Hill or Chequers Orchard in Denton, purchased from Daniel Darkin of Milton, Gravesend, House Carpenter, upon trust, for use of daughter Sarah, for life. After her death, then to her 2 nd son, in default to eldest daughter, in default to other children, in default, as her will states, in default, to her right heirs.
   By an Indenture of about 13th September 1775, between the Bishop of Rochester and the testator, the Bishop devised to him the Rectory of Denton with the Churchyard and Glebe lands and Tithes, during the lives of Susanna Green, the testator and his daughter Sarah. He gives this to trustees for lives of Susanna Green and Sarah, upon trust, to carry on and renew lease. Daughter can lease this property for up to 21 years. Trustees are also executors. They can sell any of his investments with the approval of his daughter; they can purchase land, in their names, upon trust, for benefit of daughter.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pattinson, Henry Jones and John Pattinson
   Proved 22nd August 1782. Trustees and Executors have renounced execution of will; administration granted to Sarah Holmes.

Note in Margin dated 4th May 1840
   Will was not administered by daughter, now Sarah Bevan. Administration granted to Caroline Small wife of Joseph Small, the niece and administrator of the goods of the late Joseph Harris, one of the residuary legatees, the other one, his sister Sarah Harris, late wife of William Bamfield has also died.

George Holmes married Hannah Startupp at Shorne in 1750

46.   Headstone


CHRISTOPHER HUNT, 1703
A STRANGE VERSE, "REMEMBER TO DYE"
WILL DEATH KEEP AWAY IF WE FORGET ?

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
CRISTOPHER (sic) HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 23rd 1703
AGED 55 YEARS
"Memento Mori
Remember to Dye"

Christopher Hunt, of Shorne, Butcher
Inventory appraised by George Startupp, Tanner and Thomas Tomlin, 5th April 1703
Total value of ready money, household goods and equipment and tools in shop, £90 5s 6d

52.   Headstone, Eroded

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF
THOMAS [JUDD ?]
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 21st ? OF OCT. 173[4]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO 2 CHILDREN
THOMAS & MARY

Thomas Judd, of Shorne, Farmer. The identity of the headstone is not certain but this is the only Thomas buried in October in the 1730's.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th October 1734
   To son Thomas, 1/-; rest and residue of real and personal estate, to wife Elizabeth and brother William Startupp, equally divided.. Brother William and James Hubbard of Cobham, Farmer, are executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: John Durling, James Dingley and Thomas Harkton ?
   Proved January 11th 1735

Inventory, Household Goods only, appraised by John Fox, 21st October 1734
Total value £14 16s 9d

12.   Headstone


KETTLE AND EVE CHILDREN, 1770 AND 1773

HERE LIE 3 SISTERS AND BROTHERS
IN THIS GRAVE BURIED TOGETHER
THOMAS, WILLIAM, CHARLOTTE
SONS AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH KETTLE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAR. 29th ? 1770 AN INFANT
WHO DIED SEP. 2[  ] 1773 AGED 2 YEARS
WHO DIED SEP. 20th ? 1773 AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH EVE DIED SEP. 19th 1773
AGED 11 YEARS SHE WAS DAUGHTER
OF DANIEL EVE DEC. BY ELIZ. KETTLE

William Kettle married Elizabeth Eves at Shorne in 1767

KETTLE see OVERY

3.   Headstone and Foot Stone

Image removed.
MARY AND JOSEPH LAYTON, 1760 AND 1757
(DRAWING FROM "GRAVESTONES, OLD AND CURIOUS" BY W.T. VINCENT)

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. MARY LAYTON DIED 5th ? JANY. 1760
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 21st MAY 1757
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO WILL. HOLMES GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED 26th AUGUST 1752 AGED 11 MONTHS 11 DAYS

Mary Layton, of Shorne, Widow and Tanner
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd November 1750
   Appoints Rev. Caleb Parfect of Shorne and brother in law, Thomas Johnson of Cobham, Yeoman, executors.
   Her freehold house in Shorne Ridgeway, adjoining her dwelling, occupied by Thomas Carver and Abraham Dean, to son Joseph, for ever. If Joseph dies pre 21 without heirs, then to daughter Hannah wife of George Holmes of Denton, near Gravesend, Yeoman, for ever. Her silver tankard and silver porringer, all child bed linen and all clothing to daughter Hannah. Rest and residue, personal and household to son Joseph; she wishes Tanyard business which she now uses, to be continued for benefit of Joseph. If he dies pre 21, without heirs, then to daughter Hannah, for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Caryer, William Caryer and Robert Taylor
   Proved 1st June 1762 Administration granted to Hannah Holmes, the surviving legatee, Thomas Johnson and Caleb Parfect have renounced as executors.

55.   Headstone, Against North Churchyard Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM NASH
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1853
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH MARPLE BENNETT
AUNT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1854
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM NASH
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1903
[AGED 80 YEARS]
[Bottom Obscured by firmly fixed Foot Stone]

 

41.   Large Headstone and Three Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD MAPLESDEN NOAKES
OF COURT LODGE FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd DAY OF MAY 1804
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE NOAKES, DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST 1816
AGED 18 YEARS
ELIZABETH NOAKES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF JULY 1844
AGED 78 YEARS

 

13.   Cruciform Coped Stone

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD MAPLESDEN NOAKES
WHO DIED DEC. 19th 1874 AGED 70
ALSO JANE HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED OCT. 16th 1873 AGED 67
HORATIA ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 24th 1844 AGED 2 YEARS

North Side
CAPTAIN HENRY MAPLESDEN
KILLED AT NINCPO FUNGWHA, CHINA OCT. 10th ? 1862 AGED 22
CHARLES MAPLESDEN , SECOND SON
DIED AT MAYTOWN, QUEENSLAND SEPT. 3rd 1879 AGED 42

Richard Maplesden Noakes,
1858 Melville's Directory Farmer
1861 Census at Gad's Hill House, Farmer, 29 acres
1871 Census same place, retired Farmer. Married Jane Shaw at Shorne in November 1831.

40.   Inscribed Iron Anchor on Ledger

WALTER MAPLESEDEN NOAKES
BORN DIED
APRIL 11th 1850 JULY 15th 1918

Walter Maplesden Noakes, died at his house, "Long Rede" at Barming, he was "late of Sydney, N.S.W.", youngest son of Richard Maplesden Noakes (Kent Messenger, July 20th 1918)

11.   Headstone


STEPHEN OVERY, 1767, (WRONGLY INSCRIBED 1769) AND ELIZABETH OVERY, 1747
ON THE REAR, ELIZABETH KETTLE, 1776

IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF STEPHEN OVERY
OF THIS PARISH, BLACKSMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JAN. 22nd 1747 AGED 44 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ELIZABETH & MARY
ALSO BETWEEN THIS & HIS GRAND
CHILDRENS' STONE LIES INTERRED
STEPHEN OVERY WHO DIED
APRIL YE 10th 1769 (sic)* AGED 67 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF WILL. KETTLE OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED [   ] JUNE 1776
AGED 44 YEARS

*This date has been wrongly cut, it should read 1767

Stephen Overy, of Shorne, Blacksmith
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 28th October 1765
   He gives half of his 5 houses and his forge in Shorne to use of his daughter Elizabeth Eve, widow, for life, as long as she remains a widow. She to keep properties in good repair. After her death or re-marriage, then to the use of his grandchildren, Elizabeth and John Eve, for ever, equally shared. The other half of the property to the use of daughter Mary Eason wife of John Eason, for life, she keeping property in good repair. The properties are to be held in trust, during Mary's life by George Holmes of Shorne, Tanner and James Bowes of Strood, Stone Mason, to preserve the estate and to allow Mary to take the profits for life. After her death, her share shared equally between her children, for ever. In default of children, then to John and Elizabeth Eve, equally, for ever. To wife Ann 35 for mourning; to grand daughter Elizabeth Eve, £60 at 21 or day of marriage; to grandson John Eve £30 at 21. Theses legacies to be invested in Public Funds and interest used   for maintenance and eduction of grandchildren. Residue to daughters Elizabeth and Mary, equally.
   George Holmes and John Bowes are executors
   Witnesses: Joseph Wilkins, Robert Foreman and Thomas Watts
   Proved 12th June 1767

Stephen Overy married Elizabeth Baker at Thurnham, in December 1728

44.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM PARSONS
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF AUGUST 1821
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM PARSONS
WHO DIED 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1822
AGED 70 YEARS

William Parsons, married Ann Skinner at Strood in October 1771or Ann Whitehead at St. Nicholas, Rochester in May 1780 ?

56.   Pedestals and Cross, Inscribed Metal Plates

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SARAH PEPPERELL
BORN 14th DECEMBER 1886
DIED 9th JUNE 1943
"A Devoted Wife and Mother"

North Side
ALSO HER HUSBAND
AMOS VICTOR PEPPERELL
DIED 18th JANUARY 1948
AGED 60 YEARS
R.I.P.

 

28.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PITT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd
APRIL 1792 AGED 5[ ] YEARS
ALSO ANN WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PITT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th ?
APRIL 1792 AGED 60 YEARS

 

29.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS PITT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th
JANUARY 1806 AGED 50 ? YEARS

Thomas Pitt, of Gravesend, Inn Keeper
P.C.C. Will dated 18th March 1799
   His household furniture, plate, linen, china, leases, debts, etc., to wife Sarah, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Harriott Smith and Christopher Bedingfield

Codicil dated 22nd March 1805
   To Harriott Smith, niece of wife, £100
   Witnesses: Sarah Poggetts, James Langhams, servants to Mr Pitt and Christopher Bedingfield of Gravesend
   Proved 12th June 1806

45.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW PRINGLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
XIX SEPR. MDCCCXXVII
AGED LXXIII

Matthew Pringle, of Shepherd's Well
P.C.C. Will dated 13th June 1823
   To wife Jane, all his property for life; after her death, to daughters Deborah and Mary Ann Pringle; they also get his property at Ball's Pond in Islington (to the amount of £28 per annum); ground rent of house and garden in Minerva Terrace, Hackney Road (£16 per annum, equally shared. To daughter Sarah Pringle, £300 insured on the life of Mrs Price ?, on the property of 66 Fleet Market, occupied by George Rawbone ? Wife Jane and daughter Sarah are executors.
   Witnesses: Catherine Ruddle, Spinster, Shepherd's Well and Frances Else, same place.
   Proved 24th October 1827

3rd July 1834
   Will left unadministered by wife; administration granted to daughter Sarah. Pringle was formerly of Shepherd's Well but late of Shorne

19.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN REED, YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 26th 1803
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO MRS. MARY REED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 6th ? 1763
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY REED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 19th ? 1781
AGED 43 YEARS

John Reed the Elder, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 5th April 1803
   He gives the "Bull" Inn at Birchwood Corner in St. Mary Cray, purchased from Mary Pope, and occupied by [  ] Jewell, plus property called Farmers Haugth, with barn, stables and 12 acres of land in Shorne near St. Thomas Well, purchased from Daniel Jackson and [ ] Jackson, occupied by John Clark, to son William, for ever.
   Several parcels of land called Hungar of about 80 acres, in Chalk, lately occupied by William Crips, now in his occupation; also his new house with land of about 24 acres in Shorne in his occupation; another new house, in two units, adjoining last house,occupied by [  ] Marsh and [  ] Hodsell; and house in three units near the Ridgeway, occupied by [  ] Crowhurst, George Howe and George Kemp, with nearby granary in his occupation, to son David for ever.
   His lease on part of Cobham Tithes for rest of term to son David; also to David his interest inland at Milton, next Gravesend, rented from the Hon. Board of Ordnance, and all crops, live and dead stock. His farm at Shorne in his occupation (except stock belonging to his farm at Halstow); his farm of 22 acres at High Halstow in his occupation, purchased from Catherine Winspeare; his orchard in Cliffe, occupied by [  ] Bright; his woodland in Cliffe in his occupation; house in Shorne Street, purchased from [  ] Dann, occupied by [  ] Wilson; house in Shorne near the Windmill, occupied by Edward Bodding, John Green and John Ellis, purchased from George Phillips, to son Thomas for ever. Also to Thomas, crops and live and dead stock on farm at Halstow, plus £200 and interest owed on mortgage by John Aldersley, late of Chatham, Inn Keeper.
To grandson William Reed, £200 stock in 5% Bank Annuities at 21, until then interest for his maintenance and education. If he dies pre 21, the stock to son William. To grandsons John and David Reed sons of late son John, £1,000 stock in 4% Bank Annuities, equally at 21, interest as above. If they died under 21, legacy to be shared under intestacy rules, except for children of son George. To grandchildren, Ann, George Beckett, Frances Elizabeth and Charles Johnson Reed, children of late son George, £1,000 4% Bank Annuities, equally at 21, interest as above. If they all die pre 21, then as intestacy rules. To grandson James Reed son of James, £500 4% Bank Annuities at 21, interest as before.
   If he dies pre 21, as above, except George's children.
   His house divided in two parts, one the "White Horse" at Thong, occupied by Stephen Cannon and William Palmer, to daughter Mary wife of Stephen Cannon, for life. After her death to her children, for ever, equally. If she has no surviving children then to his own right heirs, for ever. To Nicholas Gilbee of Denton, Gentleman, John Westbrook of Chalk, Yeoman and son David Reed, £1,000 3% Bank Annuities, upon trust, to pay dividends to housekeeper Margaret Easdown for life; after her death, the stock to son Thomas.
   Also to Margaret Easdown, £30, brass bedstead and bedding which she now uses. His farm in Thong, lately purchased from William Hammond, occupied by Stephen Cannon, and 34 acres in Shorne occupied by Nicholas Gilbee, purchased from Phillip Mair, to Nicholas Gilbee, John Westbrook and son David, upon trust, to sell, and pay £1,000 to daughter Mary and place another £1,000 in Public Annuities, dividends to Mary; after her death, money to her children, equally, interest in meantime for maintenance and education. If all died pre 21, then according to intestacy rules, except children of George. Sum of £1,500 upon trust, to buy annuities in Public Funds to pay daughter Sarah dividends for life, after her death to her children, as before. Residue to be divided into six equal parts; 1/6 each to son William, grandsons John and David and James,son David, son Thomas, daughter Mary, daughter Sarah. Until estates sold rents to daughters 4/7 to Mary, 3/7 to Sarah.
   To nephew John Reed son of brother Clifford, £50 and £5 for mourning; his quart silver can to son William; his silver tankard to son Thomas; pint silver mug to daughter Mary; silver pint mug to daughter Sarah. Residue of plate and household goods to son David; to trustees £10 each; residue to his children, equally. Trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: Jonathan Prall, Attorney, Rochester, Thomas Church, his Clerk and John Marsh of Shorne, Labourer

Codicil dated 18th April 1803
   He had given to son Thomas £200 and interest due from John Aldersley; he revokes this and gives this to son William, who also gets his silver watch with the name Robert Reed on the face. House Keeper Margaret Easdown to have a year's wages for year in which he dies, in addition to usual wages.
Witnesses: Jonathan Prall and John Marsh

Affidavit dated 10th May 1803
   Jonathan Prall sworn. He drew up will and confirms that alterations and obliterations were made by testator before will was signed and witnessed.
    Proved 6th June 1803

According to Allen's "History of Shorne", Reed was Licensee of the "See Ho", and bought Cheney's Farm, 200 acres in 1792. Reed's sons sold his lands, including Farmers Hoath and Cheney's to Lord Darnley in 1804.

John Reed appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1790 and 1803

17.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH WIFE OF
DAVID REED
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1809
ALSO SARAH ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 28th ? OF MARCH 1823
ALSO THE ABOVE
DAVID REED
WHO DIED THE 11th ? OF MARCH 1845
AGED 78 YEARS

David Reed, 1841 Census, Agricultural Labourer of Shorne Hill

31.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR STANLEY
WHO DIED DEC. 28th 1888
ALSO MAGDALEN ALICE
WHO DIED DEC. 22nd 1872
ALSO HORACE STANLEY
WHO DIED FEB. 4th 1873
CHILDREN OF IRU & ELLEN STANLEY RENTON

 

33.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
IRU RENTON
WHO DIED JUNE 30th 1907
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN STANLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1913
AGED 81 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done,
Life's Race Well Run,
Life's Crown Well Won,
Now Comes Rest"

Iru Renton, Kelly's Directory 1882 and 1891, Market Gardener
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1857; in 1865 Post Office Directory, "Rose and Crown"

32.   Voluted Stone and Ledger

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH LUCY RENTON
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 4th 1916
"At Rest"
ALSO IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. REGINALD GLOVER KER CULLAND
THE LONDON SCOTTISH
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES
NOVEMBER 12th 1914 AGED 28

Ledger
ALSO OF HER SISTER
FLORENCE MARIANNE RENTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1945
AGED 78 YEARS

 

34.   Voluted Stone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBONY COMPTON RENTON
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1924
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HERBERT IRU RENTON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1934
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO SYDNEY THOMAS RENTON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th JULY 1938 AGED 77 YEARS

Albany Renton, Farmer 1911 Census

26.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDITH LIZZIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES ROWAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 27th 1907 AGED 37 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

 

51.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SALMON
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE 8th OF
JULY 1808 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 21st ?
OF APRIL 1808
AGED 67 YEARS

William Salmon, married Elizabeth Noune at Shorne in October 1758

8.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SOLOMON
WIFE OF
JOSEPH SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF JANUARY 1833
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS WALKER
OF MILTON PLACE, GRAVESEND
LATE OF WROTHAM
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1882
IN HIS 77th YEAR
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1883
IN HER 73rd YEAR

Thomas Walter, Husbandman, died Intestate, value of estate under £450, administration to daughter Mary, a Spinster

9.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1835
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF MARCH 1835
AGED 28 YEARS

 

23.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY WIFE OF
THOMAS JOSEPH SOLOMON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 1st 1848
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS JOSEPH SOLOMON
WHO DIED FEB. 5th 1873
AGED 64 YEARS
AND OF MARIAN THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AUGT. 15Th 1847
AGED 10 YEARS

Thomas Solomon, died 1873, 1841 and 1871 Census, Farmer, Queen's Farm, Lower Shorne, 840 acres
Parliamentary Poll Book 1847 and 1857. Married Mary Solomon at Stone, in February 1835

38.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH
ELDEST SON OF
THOMAS JOSEPH AND MARY SOLOMON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1857
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO HENRY
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT CATFORD
NOVEMBER 29th 1902
AGED 64 YEARS

Henry Solomon, 1871 Census, 8 Star Hill, Rochester, Farmer 430 acres, 7 men, 2 boys; 1881 Census, Queen's Farm, 600 acres, 17 men, 6 boys; 1882 Kelly's Directory, Farmer and Hop Grower, at Thong; 1891 Census, Queen's Fram , Farmer and Grazier

10.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH HAINES SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th DAY OF AUGUST 1877
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE SOLOMON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1890
AGED 80 YEARS

Joseph Haines Solomon, died 1877, 1841 Census,Farmer, Green Farm, Lower Shorne; 1861 Census, Queen's Farm, 700 acres, 20 men, 6 boys; 1871 Census, Torquay Villas, Retired Farmer
Parliamentary Poll Book 1835 and 1857. Married Charlotte Amos at Molash in July 1830.

22.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
AGNES
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS JOSEPH & MARY SOLOMON
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 25th 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF HER SISTER
CLARA
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 22nd 1906
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF ALICE
THE LOVING WIFE OF THEIR BROTHER LACY
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 19th 1903
AGED 59 YEARS

Agnes and Clara Solomon, 1901 Census Haye's Terrace, Shorne, Own Means
Lacey Solomon, 1901 Census at Bexley, Ship Broker

SOLOMON see WHITWORTH

5.   Headstone, Mostly Buried

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
----------------Ground Level------------
FRANCIS STARTUPP
SON OF GEORGE STARTUPP
AND MARGAREAT HIS
WIFE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 26th DAY
OF DECEMBER 1714
AGED SIX YEARS

George Starupp, of Shorne, Tanner, (His monument is probably the completely eroded headstone close to son's ?)
P.C.C. Will dated 26th September 1720
   To three grandchildren, Mary, John and George Stone, I guinea each; to "loving friend" Thomas Tomlyn of Shorne, Tanner, I gold guinea, gold ring of I guinea value. To wife Margaret, for life, use of his green bed and furniture belonging, three pairs of sheets, two pairs pillow coats, silver spoon, residue of household goods, stock in trade and personal estate. After her death, to sons George and Richard, they are executors. Thomas Tomlyn is overseer. His 12 acres at Linton, occupied by brother Francis, house at Shorne Street, occupied by John Tomlyn, Shoemaker, to wife for life, she to keep in good repair. After her death, to his two sons, equally, for ever. His house , yard, buildings and orchard at Shorne in his occupation and little house next to his, occupied by Edmund Boddying and another small house in Shorne Street, occupied by Joseph Freeman, Fellmonger, eight acres of marsh in Shorne Mead, purchased from his son in law John Stone and other property elsewhere, to two sons, equally, for ever, except his house in Ashford, which came to him by his wife, which after her death, he leaves as the "law shall direct"
   Witnesses: Richard Watte, Richard Sheafe and Richard Sheafe, Junior
   Proved 26th September 1721

48.   Headstone, Against North Wall of Churchyard

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH TOLHURST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF MARCH 1802 AGED 15 YEARS
"I Pass with Joy in Heaven to meet my King,
With Angels and Archangels there to Sing,
Then, Father Mourn not, Mother Weep no more,
I now Die Rich, that might have Lived but Poor"

John Tolhurst, married Elizabeth Solomon at Addington, Surrey, February 1785. Same family as Shorne Solomons ?

24.   Headstone, Very Eroded


ELLEN TOMLIN,1744, FORMERLY GREENHILL

[HERE LIETH]
[THE BODY OF]
[ELLEN TOMLIN]
[   ] G[REEN]ILL
WIFE OF THOS. TOMLIN
.BOTH OF THIS PARISH
DIED FEB. YE 8th 1744
AGED 70 YEARS

Ellen Tomlin, of Shorne, Widow
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th February 1743 (44)
   To son Thomas Tomlin, £10, gold ring and silver spoon; to grand daughter Ellen Greenhill, £30 at 21, if she dies pre 21, then the £30 to grandsons, Thomas, William and John Tomlin, sons of son William, equally.
   Residue to son William, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Peterson ? And William Stubbs
   Proved 28th February 1744 (45)

Robert Greenhill, probably first husband of Ellen Tomlin was a Tanner ("Colori" in Parish Register)

42.   Headstone, Mostly Buried

HERE LYETH
---------Ground Level--------
YE BODY OF ELLENOR
UDALL WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 7th DAY OF JULY
1703
AGED 55 YEARS

 

27.   Headstone


THOMAS UDALL, 1704

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF THOMAS
UDALL WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 17th DAY
OF DECEMBER
1704
AGED 63 YEARS

Thomas Udall, of Shorne, Yeoman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 8th April 1704
   To grandson John Kingsbury son of Henry Kingsbury of Shorne, Miller, £40 and best feather bed at 21. To nephew Thomas Udall son of John Udall of Farningham, Husbandman, residue of personal estate. If nephew Thomas dies before testator, personal estate to Grandson John Kingsbury, if he dies before testator, the to John Udall of Sutton, Husbandman and George Udall of Farningham, Husbandman, equally. Nephew Thomas is executor.
    Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Edward Jones, John Rutton and Thomas Rutton
Inventory: Appraised by James Warren and William Carroll 26th December 1704
   Includes 24 cattle (in the Marsh), 5 plough horses, 2 colts, 154 sheep, 13 pigs, 20 acres of wheat, crops in barn. Total value £356 4s
   Married Ellen Parvin ?, at Trottiscliffe in 1669

 

Thomas Walker, relation of Solomons, 1881 Census, Retired Farmer

WALKER see SOLOMON

53.   Headstone, Very Eroded

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS WALTER WHO DIED
ON THE 7th DAY OF AGUST 1810
AGED 7[ ] YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY VINER DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WALTER
WHO DIED JANUARY [  ] 1819
AGED 32 YEARS
"Husband Most Dear My Time is Past,
My Love remained while Life did Last,
And now for Me no Sorrow Take,
But Love My Children for My Sake"

 

35.   Headstone


WILLIAM WELLARD'S HALF BURIED HEADSTONE, 1728

HERE LYETH YE
BODY OF WILLIAM
WELLARD OF THIS
----------Ground Level--------
PARISH WHO DIED
MAY YE 10th 1728
AGED 44 YEARS

William Wellard, Farmer. Inventory Appraised by James Cadwell and George Maplesden, 10th July 1728
Includes 7 horses and colts, 6 cows and 4 bullocks, 7 hogs, 16 pigs, 32 acres of wheat, 29 acres of oats, 4 acres of peas and 1 acre of buckwheat. Total value £228 15s

25.   Coped Stone

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EDITH MARIA*
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1889 AGED 22
AND ELLA KATHLEEN*
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1869 AGED 14 MONTHS

South Side
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE DOUGLAS*
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1894 AGED 24
THE ONLY DAUGHTERS AND FOURTH SON OF
HENRY AND SUSANNA WHITWORTH
*According to the Burial Register the surname of all three is Solomon ?

 

50.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT WILSON
WHO DIED
16th DEC. 1928 AGED 62
"At Rest"
ALSO HIS WIFE
LIZZIE MIRENDA GEORGIANA
WHO DIED
2nd MAR. 1947 AGED 83
ALSO OUR DARLING BROTHER
ALBERT DENNIS WILSON
WHO PASSED AWAY 15th MAY 1951
AGED 51 YEARS R.I.P.

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PLAN OF SECTION A GRAVES
(NOT TO SCALE)
This plan is purely diagrammatic, designed to give approximate
positions only, it is not meant to be accurate representations.

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Section B pre 1930 is the small triangular area, between the stone path to the porch and the grass path leading from the gate to the tower. The numbers refer to the numbers on the plan. Dates before 1752 are under the Julian calendar, where the year changes on 25th March, so January 1725 is 1726 in the modern Gregorian calendar. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources.  
   Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.   
                 Plan Of Graves

B      C     D     G     M     R     S     T   W

BAKER see GARDINER

91.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN BLACKMAN
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1809
AGED 47 YEARS
TEN OF THEIR CHILDREN DIED IN INFANCY
"How Lov'd, How Valu'd once Avails thee not,
To whom Related or by whom Begot,
And I am now an Earthly Guest become,
I Hopes of Honors to my Humble Doom"
ALSO JOHN BLACKMAN HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE DIED 28th OCTR. 1818
AGED 64 YEARS

John Blackman, married Elizabeth Church at Higham in November 1795

72.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF GEORGE BROOKS
OF HIGHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 25th 1842
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE BROOKS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1859
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN BROOKS
WHO DIED JANUARY 17th 1865
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WHATMAN
FARMER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1916
AGED 73 YEARS

George Brooks, 1851 Census, Market Gardener at Upper Higham, 30 acres, 4 men. Born at Shorne, Mary Bushell , widow of John, his daughter.

James Whatman, Farmer, 1882, 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directory; 1891 Census Farmer of Mill House, Hannah Rhodes, his sister.

 

73.   Curbs. ( Later Date than Burial)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN ROBERT BUSHELL DIED JUNE 21st 1843 AGED 29 YEARS

John Bushell, 1841 Census, Couch Man (Paper Making) of Sandling Road, Maidstone, wife Mary (Brooks, above), I servant in house.

86.   Double Headstone (Left Half Eroded)


ELIZABETH CARYER, 1728

HERE L[YETH YE]
BO[DY OF]
EL[IZABETH]
CARY[ER [WIFE ?]
OF RI[CHARD]
CARY[ER]
[OF] THI[S PARISH]
WHO [DIED]
[DECEMBER] YE [ ]
------------Ground Level-----------
1728
AGED 40 YEARS

Richard Caryer, of Shorne, Miller, Vestry Member 1751,may be the husband of Elizabeth Caryer ? The will gives no clue.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 12th ? June 1759
   Personal estate to wife Ann, for life; he desires her to make inventory and give it to nephew, William Caryer, Parish Clerk of Shorne. His freehold house in Shorne,to Ann, for life. After her death, personal estate to daughter Elizabeth Medhurst, wife of William Medhurst of Chatham. His freehold house is to be sold and proceeds shared equally between daughter Elizabeth and son s Richard and William, for ever. Wife Ann is executor.
   Signs with a mark.
   Witnesses: Caleb Parfect (Vicar of Shorne), mark of Mary Giles and mark of Mary Tapsfield.
   Proved 27th June 1759

COOKE see SOLOMON

84.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN CRACKLOW
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1840
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th ? MARCH 1857
AGED [20] YEARS
ALSO
SARAH
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED MARCH [ ] 1868]
[AGED 65 YEARS]

John Cracklow, of Pier Head, Wapping, Lighterman, (Dock Master at daughter Isabella's marriage to Joseph Dine)
P.C.C. Will dated 10th August 1840
   To wife Sarah (nee Tomlin), his share in freehold at Breezers Hill, St. George in the East, Middlesex, called the "Red Lion", and house adjoining; three freeholds in Red Lion Court, behind latter, and any other freeholds, upon trust.
   She to receive rents during minority of their children, Thomas Tomlin, Mary Ann and Isabella Cracklow, for their maintenance and education, and advancement in life. When they are all 21, trustee to sell properties and share proceeds equally among them. If all children die pre 21, then above properties to wife Sarah and residue; Sarah is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Edward Fearnly of Ratcliff Cross, Middlesex, Richard Gregg, his Clerk and George Birkett of Shadwell Dock Street.
   Proved 18th September 1840

John Cracklow, married Sarah Tomlin at Shorne in 1826

DEADMAN see SACHER

 

68.   Fallen Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ISABELLA WIFE OF
JOSEPH JAMES DINE
OF TH[IS PARI]SH
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
29th MARCH 1876
AGED 36 YEARS
"Looking Unto Jesus"
ALSO
HERBERT THOMAS TOMLIN
[SON] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUG. 15th 1926
AGED 56

Joseph Dines, See Section A

Isabella Dines, Isabella Cracklow, daughter of John Cracklow, married Joseph Dine in 1869

71.   Large Headstone


GEORGE AND REBECCA GARDINER AND SON GEORGE, 1780-1782
THIS FINE, LARGE HEADSTONE WAS, PRESUMABLY ERECTED BY 
GEORGE'S FATHER, WILLIAM, WHO DIED THE SAME YEAR AS HIS 
SON; IT IS ODD THAT THERE IS NO MONUMENT FOR THE FATHER ?

MRS. REBECCA GARDINER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE GARDINER
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF MR THOMAS BAKER
AND MARY HIS WIFE OF THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS,
DEPTFORD DIED OCT. THE 27th 1780 AGED 36 YEARS
GEORGE GARDINER SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
OCTOBER [   ] 1780 AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE GARDINER DIED
FEBRUARY THE [   ] 1782 AGED 38 YEARS
"With Patience to the Last She did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord Thought Fit,
She with a Christian Courage did Resign,
Her Soul to God at Her Appointed Time,
Here Lies the Mortal Part of a Beloved Wife,
Prudent in all Her Conduct here in Life,
A Tender Mother, Faithful Consort Here,
Lamented by Her Spouse and Children Dear"

George Gardiner, married Rebecca Baker at Deptford in March 1774. George seems to be the son of William Gardiner, who was a Yeoman Farmer, and died in the same year (Will 1782). It is odd that there is no monument for the father, when there is such a handsome one for the son ?

Thomas Baker, of Deptford, House Carpenter, Mentioned on Headstone of daughter, Rebecca Gardiner; I have found no will for George Gardiner, so this will gives a glimpse of Rebecca's background and standing.
P.C.C. Will dated 7th August 1760
   His body to be buried in his vault in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Deptford. To wife Mary, all freehold and leaseholds, household goods, money, etc. for life, provided she remains his widow and on condition she maintains daughters,
   Mary and Rebecca Baker, until they marry. She to pay them, on day of marriage, £100 each. If wife marries again, instead of the £100, she to pay on marriage day of all children, John. Thomas, Mary and Rebecca, £200 each and give his estate to them, as follows: to eldest son John, after mother's death or her remarriage, in addition to what he had on his marriage with the late Mary Bone, the house, garden and summerhouse, lately occupied by Rawlins and now occupied by testator. This is in the Stowage, Deptford, and also house in Lewisham, occupied by Miskin, for ever.
   To son Thomas, , as above, four houses in the Stowage, occupied by Lyon, Mariner; Crow, Labourer; John Smith, Shipwright and John Fryday, Shipwright; two houses in Dog Kennel Row, Upper Deptford, occupied by Carey and Childs, Labourer, for ever.
   To daughter Mary, as before, three houses in the Stowage, occupied by Trigg, Nunn and Kent; four houses in Flagen Row, Deptford, occupied by Rogers, W. Marshall, Lee and Collingsworth and two cellars occupied by Williams and Sarah [ ], for ever. Also to Mary his leasehold house in Blackheath, occupied by Nash, Esq., for rest of term. To daughter Rebekah, as above, four houses in the Stowage, occupied by Ravener, Barrel, Knight and Summers; pitch house and shed, wash house, shed, oven and yard in his own occupation, late of Rawlins; two houses in Lower Street, Deptford, occupied by Curd and Groome, for ever. Also to Rebekah, six houses on east side of Butt Lane, Deptford, adjoining gravel pits, occupied by Hughes, Humbden, Rollick and Carver, for rest of lease.
   Also to his four children, on death or remarriage of his wife, use of his deep wharf and crane near the Stowage and road leading to it.
   He owns 2/3 of lease of windmill in Limehouse, the other 1/3 belongs to son John, occupied by Lewis Benson, his share to his two daughters, for rest of lease; they also get barn, shed and field in the Stowage, occupied by himself and Hawkes, Butcher, for ever.
   Wife Mary is executor, along with son John, as long as she remains his widow.
Witnesses: William Rose, Richard Phillips and Edward Moore
Proved 16th June 1761

Mary Baker,
of Deptford, Widow, Mother of Rebecca Gardiner
P.C.C. Will dated 3rd June 1766
   Her body to be buried in vault belonging to her family, next to her late husband. To her two daughters, ,Mary and Rebecca Baker, all her clothes, linen and woollen, equally. Residue to daughters and son Thomas, equally. Daughter Mary and son Thomas, executors.
   Witnesses: Mark of Ann Wheatley, James Mackis and Thomas Sawer.
   Proved 13th June 1766

77.   Headstone, Partly Buried


JOHN GLOVER, SENIOR, 1707

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF JOHN GLOVER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 29th DAY OF OCTOBER 1707
AGED 45 YEARS HE LEFT ISSUE BY
MILDRED HIS WIFE TWO SONS AND
THREE DAUGHTERS JOHN & THOMAS
------------------Ground Level-----------------
MILDRED, ELIZABETH & ANN
ALSO THE BODY OF MILDRED
THE WIFE OF JOHN SMITH
[LATE RELICT ?] OF JOHN GLOVER
WHO DIED 18th OCT. [1741]
[AGED [ ] YEARS]

John Glover, of Shorne, Yeoman (Tanner in Parish Register,1700, "Colorii")
Inventory: Appraised by William Cottmar and Thomas Udall on 3rd November 1707
Includes 32 acres of wheat, 84 sheep, 19 cows, 1 bull, 17 pigs, 8 horses. Together with ready money, household goods, etc., valued at £358 15s

76.   Small Headstone, (Next to Above)

HERE
LIETH THE
BODY OF
ELIZABETH G[LOVER] ?
OF THIS PAR[ISH] [ ]
WHO DEPA[RTED]
THIS [LIFE] [OCT. [ ]
[1718]
[AGED 27 ? YEARS]
[ ]OM

John Glover, Junior married Elizabeth Oliver at Stone in 1722 ?

78.   Small Headstone


 JOHN GLOVER, JUNIOR, 1724

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
JOHN GLOVER
JUNR. OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED YE 10th OF OCTOBER
1724
AGED 28 YEARS
"My Time Soon Spent,
---------------Ground Level-----------
My Glass Soon Run,
I Hope I Have Sought,
The World to Come"

 

79.   Small Early 18th Century Headstone, May be Related to Glovers ?  Completely Eroded

 

83.   Cruciform Coped

TO DEAR + EDMUND MEDHURST
DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1893
AGED 70 YEARS

Edmund Medhurst, 1891 Census, of the Street, living on "own means".

 

REYNOLDS see WRIGHT

 

69.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WILLIAM RHODES*
DIED 24th JULY 1907
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF HEZEKIAH RHODES
DIED 29th DECEMBER 1838 AGED 45 YEARS
AND HANNAH WHATMAN RHODES
DIED 19th MAY 1889 AGED 87 YEARS
PARENTS OF THE ABOVE
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER HANNAH RHODES
DIED 4th JUNE 1911 AGED 82 YEARS

*East Window of Chancel in Memory of G.W. Rhodes

Hezakiah Rhodes, of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 11th February 1829
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Churchyard. To wife Hannah all his estate, for her own use and support and education of their children. Hannah is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Bowra and William Woollett
   Proved 27th April 1839

81.   Headstone, (Eroded)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM RICKETTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF MARCH 1834
AGED 54 YEARS

 

74.   Double Headstone, (Skull Motif matches John Glover's, No. 77)


THOMAS SACHER, 1740 AND MILDRED DEADMAN, 1760
NOTE THE SIMILAR DESIGN OF THE GLOVER STONE

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
MILDRED WIFE OF
JAMES DEADMAN
OF CHALK, FORMERLY
THE WIFE OF THO. SACHER
OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED
28th APRIL 1760
AGED 61 YEARS, 11 MONTHS,
3 WEEKS AND 6 DAYS
HERE
  LYETH THE BODY OF
  THOMAS SACHER
  OF THIS PARISH WHO
  DIED 12th MARCH 1740
  AGED 45 YEARS

Thomas Sacher, Carpenter (Will of John Smith)

James Deadman, of Chalk, Yeoman, mentioned on wife Mildred's Monument
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 13th June 1764
   Appoints nephew Thomas Richman and niece Ann Brown, wife of William Brown, executors. He wishes them to arrange for an inventory to be made. His "dear" son Thomas, for many years since, in H.M.'s service (Navy?), has been overseas. It is not known if he is dead or alive; so, if within 17 years of the date of this will, his son does return to England, he gets the entire estate. If he does not return within this time, testator concludes he is dead. In meantime until son returns, the executors will lay out £500 from personal estate in Public Funds. The dividends to brother in lae Edmund Richman and sister Abigail Smith, equally, for life.
   If son does not return within 17 years, then £200 to niece Sarah Brown if she is living, if not then to her children; £200 to niece Ann Darby, as above; £200 to nephew James Deadman, as above; £200 to executor Thomas Richman, as above; £200 to executor Ann Brown, as above. Residue to his executors, equally.
   Witnesses: William Gates and George Gates
   Proved 22nd June 1764

Inventory: Appraised by John Tilden, John Savage and William Fry on 9th and 10th of July 1764
Quite a prosperous farmer. Total Value of inventory £2,380
   Home Farm, Chalk: 167 acres, 300 ewes, 300 lambs, 5 rams, lot of equipment, including 8 cart horses, 4 riding horses.
   Shorne Farm: 147 ½ acres, 230 sheep, 11 cart horses, 3 wagons, 3 carts, hay in Shorne Mead. All in hands of nephew Thomas Richman and Anne Brown wife of William Brown , executors, (she is buried at Shorne, Section C)

James Deadman married Mildred Sacher at St. Margaret, Rochester in July 1740

75.   Small Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN SMITH
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
18th OF DECEMBER 1727
AGED 55 YEARS

John Smith, of Shorne, Husbandman
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 19th October 1727
   To daughter in law Mildred Sacher, wife of Thomas Sacher, Carpenter, 1/- and "exclude and cut 'em both of (sic) from laying any claim to any effects, whatsoever belonging to me ......". To his brother and sister's children, 1/- each. To John French, "whom I brought up", £5. To "son" Thomas Glover, (stepson), at 21 years, livestock, cattle, corn, goods and chattels, money, household goods and personal estate. Glover must raise from the property, an annuity of £20, to pay his mother Mildred Smith, "being my wife at the time of my decease". Wife Mildred is executor, she is to act on behalf of Thomas Glover until he is 21. If he dies without heirs before he is 21, then wife shall have everything bequeathed to him.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: John Tasker, James Greenhill and Charles Dugdale
   Proved 29th December 1727

Inventory: Appraised by John Tasker and John Cadwell on 17th July 1728
Includes 27 acres of wheat, 80 sheep, 16 hogs and pigs and 8 horses, crops in barn, ready money and household goods.
Total value £372 5s

SMITH see GLOVER

 

70.   Coped Stone on Brick Base

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SOLOMON OF THONG IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 15th MAY 1880 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF JESSIE COOKE THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
WIDOW OF HENRY COOKE ALSO FORMERLY OF THONG
SHE DIED AT BECKENHAM 5th NOVEMBER 1937
BURIED HERE WITH HER FATHER AND MOTHER AGED 83 YEARS

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY SOLOMON
OF THONG IN THIS PARISH FOR MANY YEARS CHURCHWARDEN
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1890 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OF KATE THE ELDER DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON BRISCOE 18th OCTOBER 1906 IN HER 56th YEAR
SHE WAS INTERRED IN ARNOS VALE CEMETERY, BRISTOL
"There Remaineth therefore Rest to the People of God"

Henry Solomon, in June 1886,"The Times" reports that Henry Solomon, Senior of Thong, Farmer and Grazier was bankrupt. Married Catherine Hammond at Dartford, October 1838

"Gravesend Reporter", August 29th 1890
"DEATH OF MR. HENRY SOLOMON, OF THONG
   We regret to to have to record the death of Mr Henry Solomon, of Thong, which took place on Friday last, at the age of 77 years. The deceased was the oldest tenant of Lord Darnley, having held a farm under him for over half a century. The deceased was buried at Shorne on Tuesday, amidst every manifestation of respect. Beside the sons and grandsons, the body was followed to the grave by Lord Darnley, Mr Jull (Shorne), Mr Forfeitt (Thong), Mr Stanley Solomon (Winchester), Mr Winch (Shorne), Mr R.J. Beamish (Gravesend), Mr Brown (Chalk) and many others.
   The corpse was borne to the grave by six of the decease's oldest workmen, they having been with him all their lives. The funeral service was most impressively performed by the Vicar of Shorne, while the arrangements were satisfactorily conducted by Mr P. Shearman of Cobham."

Henry Cooke, Kelly's Directory 1882, Land Agent to Earl of Darnley

63.   Headstone (Eroded and Buried)

[HERE LYETH]
[THE BODY OF]
[THOMAS TOMLIN] ?
----------------Ground Level-------------
[ ]
[OF THIS] PARISH [ WHO DE]PARTED
YS LIFE JUNE YE 8th
1728
AGED 50 ? YEARS

Given it's proximity to the Tomlin Stone (No. 64), this may well be Thomas Tomlin, but although he made his will in December 1727, which was proved in July 1728, he does not appear in the Burial Register ?

I am putting in all the Tomlin wills, even though not all have monuments. I suspect that Hannah Tomlin was on the east side of headstone 82. Both sides have mid 18th century carved motifs, the east side was reused for John Tomlin in 1843.

John Tomlin, died 1749, Tanner (Parish Registers) He married Ann Boghurst at Chalk in May 1728, and Elizabeth Parfect at Rochester in December 1748

Thomas Tomlin, of Shorne, Tanner, died 1728
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 26th December 1727
   Weak and in great pain. To son John, £70; to son George, £230; to daughter Olive Bedham, £30; to grand daughter, Olive Bedham at 18 years, £30; if she dies pre 18, then the £30 to her mother, if she is also dead, then to his sons, equally. To son Thomas, £230 at 24 years; to wife Ellen his house and lands, tan yard, etc., in Shorne for as long as she is his widow, she to get in repair. If she marries again, or after her death, then to son William, for ever. William must pay from the property, £100 to brother Thomas. To his brother George, all his clothes and 20/-. Residue to wife, who is executor.
   Witnesses: William Warren, Anne Glover and Richard Sheafe
   Proved 17th July 1728
Thomas Tomlin married Olive Masters at Cuxton in in 1695

William Tomlin, of Shorne, Tanner
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 23rd April 1756
His freehold house where he lives and tan yard, outhouses and 8 acres, to wife Hannah, for life, she to keep property in good repair. With the other executor she is to carry on business for their childrens' benefit until daughter Mary is 21. After Hannah's death, then to his children, Thomas, William, Philip, Ellen and Mary, equally at 21.
   One third of household goods to wife, for ever; two thirds to children, equally shared. Stock in trade, tools, utensils, ready money, investments, residue of personal estate, to executors, upon trust, to carry on business of Tanner, for support executors and education of children. Until daughter Mary is 16. Executors can sell above is business decreases or fails, proceeds as follows: £100 to wife, 3/5 of residue of money to wife, 1/3 to son Thomas and 1/3 to son William, upon trust, to invest, for benefit of other children when they are 21, then 1/5 each. His wife shall not be charged with any loss of invested money unless by neglect or wilful default, provided she claims no rent from the house, tan yard or 8 acres for herself, which is carried on for children. Wife and son Thomas executors.
   Witnesses: Alles Overy, Ann West and Thomas Savage
   Proved 9th September 1756
Thomas Tomlin, married Mary Ellis at Aylesford in October 1733 , and Hannah Groombridge at Cuxton in January 1741

Thomas Tomlin,
of Shorne, Farmer, died 1759
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 2nd July 1759
   Personal estate, goods, etc., to "trusty friend" and executor,Francis Calvert of Gravesend, Gentleman, upon trust, to sell and from proceeds, , pay debts, etc., surplus to wife, Mary.
   Witnesses: William Calvert and Thomas Pattinson
   Proved 8th January 1760. Admin to wife, Francis Calvert having renounced execution of will
Thomas Tomlin, married Mary Cotmar at Rochester Cathedral in 1731

Hannah Tomlin,
of Shorne, Widow
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 22nd December 1756
   Her clothes to daughters, Ellen and Mary, equally. One third of plate, pewter, brass, linen and household goods, (which were left to her by husband William) to her three children, Philip, Ellen and Mary, equally. These goods are to be kept intact until children are 21. Executors can sell household goods at their discretion; if sold proceeds to be invested for children.£100 which was given to her by her husband, to the children, equally. Rev. Caleb Parfect and Rev. John Parfect are executors and guardians of children.
   Witnesses: Matthew Coppin and Henry Mittoy
   Proved 6th January 1762

Thomas Tomlin,
of Shorne, Tanner, died 1763
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 30th March 1763
   Real and personal estate, including stock in trade, watches and rings, household goods, to brother Philip of Shorne, Tanner, and sisters Ellen and Mary, of Shorne, Spinsters, equally. Philip is executor.
   Witnesses: Jarvis Maplesden, Junior, Joshua Nunn and George Taylor
   Proved 11th April 1763

John Tomlin,
of Shorne, Tanner, died 1843
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 7th December 1842
   Unusually pious preamble for this date.
   His freehold property which came to him by the will of James Lance of Ash, to wife Mary for life; after her death, divided as follows:
   The House, tan yard, barn, stable, drying shed, garden, part of hop garden, on a line through and landway from the Highway to Fen Wood, bound by the Upper Garden; and from Hales Lane to Fen Wood, along the lower part of Pond Field to Comport's Shaw, joining Mrs Ware's land on the south, to sons Stephen and George, jointly, for ever.
   If they disagree about carrying on business of Tanner, or any other account, they can separate, one leaving the business is entitled to annual sum as executors shall award as fair share. If son who carries on, refuses the payment, he forfeits business to brother. If executors can not agree on sum they will enlist a Churchwarden and Overseer to adjudicate, their decision is final.
   He gives that part of estate called Hop Ground, measuring 310 links deep, next to Mr Barrett's garden, frontage 132 links, marked on plan number 1, to son John, for ever.
   The part adjoining the south side of Edward Tomlin's piece of land, 132 links wide, frontage, near the road, 150 links, the back adjoining Fen Wood, number 2 on plan to daughter Mrs Sarah Cracklow, for ever. Hill Field, from top of Upper Garden, joining Hales Lane, frontage 576 links and from Hales Lane to back, adjoining Jarret's garden, 465 links, and from Upper Garden to piece of land marked for James Tomlin, of 703 links, from Hales Lane to Comport's Shaw, [ ] links, to daughter Mrs Mary Wates , for ever. She also gets a small piece of land for her "accommodation", laying between Stephen Tomlin's ,George Tomlin's and James Tomlin's land, joining on the west Comport's Shaw.
   Piece numbered 4 on plan, on south of Mrs Mary Wates piece, frontage 143 links, to Hales Lane, and back to Comport's Shaw, to son James , for ever. If he dies without heirs, his share to daughter Elizabeth Tomlin, for ever. Also to Elizabeth, the remaining part of of land on south of 575 links, next to Hales Lane and 524 links next to Comport's land, number 5 on plan, for ever.
   All his children can freely cross any part of land owned by Stephen and George, to lay pipes or tanks for water to their houses, or any other purpose, except tanning business. Elizabeth is unmarried and un-provided for except by his will; if she wishes to leave house, she is to get an annuity of £10, as long as she remains single; this to be paid by brothers Stephen and George from their properties.
   Jarvis Noakes of Shorne Ifeild and James Wates of Milton, Gravesend are executors.
   Witnesses: Charles Jarrett, Samuel Bone and James French
   Proved 1st November 1843 James Wates is an Inn Keeper; power reserved to Jarvis Noakes
   Value of goods not more than £100
John Tomlin, married Mary Bowman at Shorne, February 1796

64.   Small Headstone, (Flaking)

[HERE]
[LYETH THE BOD]Y OF
OLIV[E] [ WIFE OF] THOS.
TOMLIN [OF THIS PARISH]
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE AUGUST YE 23rd
17[0]5
AGED [ ] [YEARS]

 

62.   Large Headstone and Two Foot Stones


JOHN AND ANN TOMLIN, 1749 AND 1747
BY HIS SECOND MARRIAGE, THE SON IN LAW
OF THE REV. CALEB PARFECT. DIED OF SMALLPOX

IN MEMORY OF JOHN TOMLIN
AND ANNE HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ANNE ON THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY 1747
AGED 30 ? YEARS
AND JOHN (CUT OFF IN HIS FULL STRENGTH
BY THE SMALLPOX)
ON THE 29th DAY OF JUNE 1749 AGED 48 YEARS
FIVE CHILDREN BY ANNE & ONE BY HIS SECOND WIFE
LIE LIKEWISE INTERRED IN THIS PLACE

 

82.   Headstone and Foot Stone   Both Sides have Carved Decoration, of Obvious 18th Century date,
                                                 the East Side was Re-cut for John Tomlin, note the Foot Stone of 1843


JOHN AND MARY TOMLIN, 1843 AND 1845
THIS STONE IS RATHER A PUZZLE, THE CARVED MOTIF IS CLEARLY MID 18th CENTURY, THE
 INSCRIPTION WAS EITHER NEVER INSCRIBED OR RECUT IN 1843 ? THE LATTER SEEMS AN ASTONISHING 
PIECE OF FAMILIAL VANDALISM AND DIS-RESPECT! NOTE THAT THE FOOTSTONE IS OF THE 1840'S

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 24th APRIL 1756
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1739
AGED 24 YEARS

East Side
IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED THE 14th OF MAY 1843
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARY TOMLIN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DIED THE [ ] OF JANUARY 1845]
[AGED 70 YEARS]

 

85.   Headstone


THOMAS AND MARY TOMLIN, 1756 AND 1777

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOS. TOMLIN WHO
DIED DECEMBER 22nd ? 1759 AGED 55
YEARS
MARY TOMLIN THE BELOVED WIFE
OF THOS. TOMLIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE [   ] DAY OF [OCTOBER] 1777
AGED 74 YEARS AFTER A LONG
---------------------Ground Level------------------
PAINFUL ILLNESS WITH A RESIGNATION
FIRMLY CHRISTIAN LEFT ISSUE [ ]
DAUGHTER(S) ?
[Obscured by Tree Roots]

 

66.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN TOMLIN
(OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DIED 15th SEPT. 1884
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE ROBERT
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED 13th DECR. 1895
AGED 78 YEARS
AND STEPHEN THOMAS
LAST SURVIVING SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED 24th ? MARCH 1899
AGED 84 YEARS

 

TOMLIN see WATES

67.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY WATES
WIFE OF MR JAMES WATES
OF GRAVESEND
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 18[55]
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES WATES
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th ? 1872
AGED 67 YEARS

James Wates, 1871 Census, Hotel Manager at Northfleet.

WHATMAN see BROOKS

80.   Headstone and Foot Stone


MICHAEL MEMORY WRIGHT, 1837 AND LUCY REYNOLDS, 1940

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MICHAEL M. WRIGHT, ESQ.
OF PIPE'S PLACE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th SEPTEMBER 1837
IN THE 62nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO LUCY REYNOLDS
WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1940
IN HER 94th YEAR

Michael Memory Wright, of Shorne, Gentleman.
PC.C. Will dated 25th September 1837
   Appoints William Reynolds the Younger, of 2 St. Mary Axe, Wine Merchant and George Spratt of the Bank of England, executors. To them his real and personal estate, upon trust. His money to be invested for benefit of wife, Ann, for life; after her death, £100 to Jane Norris, for her care of him; to George Spratt, £400 for his troubles as executor. Residue to William Reynolds. Executors to give mourning rings to Mr Saunders of Gravesend, Surgeon, Mr Allfree of Shorne, Mr G.E. Fenton of Shorne and Mr George Hodges of Shorne.
   Witnesses: Frederick Allfree, W, Saunders and George Hodges.
Codicil dated 25th September 1837
   He had given wife income from real and personal estate, for life, now gives her all household furniture, plate, linen and books .
   Witnesses: W, Saunders and George Hodges
   Proved 31st October 1837

Eroded Headstones

No. 87.   A very thick early 18th century stone buried at steep angle. Name and date missing

No 88.   Early 19th century. Details very worn and indistinct, surname seems to start with H


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Section C is the area from the North Churchyard wall to the southern end of the tower, bounded on the east by the grass path; on the west by the bank, below the modern extension and to the south by the hedge beyond which is the area used for cremation burials. The numbers correspond to the numbers on the plan. No.123 -139 are laying flat on the bank. Dates before 1752 are under the Julian calendar, where the year changes on 25th March, so January 1725 is 1726 in the modern Gregorian calendar. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources.  
   Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.                        Plan Of Graves

A   B   C   D   F   G   H   J   K   L   M   O   P   R   S   T   V   W

110.   Headstone and Body Stone


WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ANDREWS, 1834 AND 1815
AS REQUESTED IN HIS WILL, WILLIAM ANDREWS GOT
AN IDENTICAL HEADSTONE TO THAT OF HIS WIFE'S

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM ANDREWS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF AUGUST 1815
AGED 50 YEARS
LEFT A HUSBAND WITH THREE
SONS AND EIGHT DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS

 

109.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ANDREWS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF FEBRUARY 1834
AGED 71 YEARS

William Andrews, of Deptford
P.C.C. Will dated 30th June 1828
   Appoints sons George of Deptford, Grocer, William of Upchurch, Farmer and Robert of Upchurch, Schoolmaster, executors and trustees. To them, upon trust, all his estate and effects, real and personal, including that shared with Mrs Margaret Cooper of Walworth, Widow, and Mrs Ann Read of Hollingbourne and other relatives, which by the decease of Mrs Mary Kemp, he is entitled to in right of his late wife, formerly Elizabeth Long. This property consists of houses and lands, freehold and copyhold, in Essex and Suffolk; also shares of money in the Public Funds, and other property formerly belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Thompson, then of Croydon.
    His funeral to be modest and paid for from his furniture, plate, etc.; his headstone is to be the same as that of his wife.
   Trustees to allow son William to have his clothes, daughter Jane, wife of Albermarle Tracy of Brompton, to have his watch, and daughter Cordelia, wife of John Waters of Newington, to have his mangle.
   Trustees to pay Cordelia £100; also to pay daughter Deliah wife of Robert Harrison of Charing, £100; the last two legacies paid from property once belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Thompson. This property is given to his sons in lieu of their share of £800 left by their grandmother to his 9 youngest children. Trustees to divide residue into 11 parts; 1/11 to son William; 1/11 to son George and 1/11 to son Robert. The remaining 8/11 to be invested in Public Funds, from the interest, 1/8 each to daughters, Deliah, Cordelia, Jane, Matilda Hayzelden, widow, Amelia wife of John Trest of Northfleet* and Sophia. The interest to be paid for their lives.1/8 of the interest is for the support and education of late daughter Elizabeth Ann wife of John Grace of Newington, until youngest is 21. Remaining 1/8 for support and education of children of late daughter Eliza wife of Robert Elliott of Newington, as above. After the deaths of any of his 6 daughters, their share to their children. When the youngest child is 21, the principal to be shared equally among them. If they die pre 21 with lawful children, their money to those children. If any die with no heirs, legacy shared by survivors. If Matilda, Amelia and Sophia died without heirs, their share goes to surviving grandchildren.
   Witnesses: William Peckham, Schoolmaster, Harrietsham, John Mitchell and John Murton, Farriers, Harrietsham.
   Proved 10th May 1834 Power reserved to William Andrews
   * William Andrews died at Northfleet (Parish Register)

139.   Headstone

[   ]
JOHN BECKINGHAM
DIED OCT. 20th 1896
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 12th 1878
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 1st ? 1888
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 2nd 1844
AGED 18 MONTHS

John Beckingham, Melville's Directory 1858, "Old Beefsteak House"; 1881 Census, "Duke of York", London Road, and Farmer of 19 acres, employing 1 man.
The "Old Beefsteak House" became the "Duke of York", now (2013) the "Copperfield"
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1857

"Gravesend Reporter", October 24th 1896
"DEATH OF AN OCTOGENARIAN
    There died at Higham, on Tuesday, John Beckenham (sic), at the age of 88 years. For 37 years he lived at the "Duke of York" public house, commonly known as the Beefsteak house. His faculties remained unimpaired to the end, and he could remember the Battle of Waterloo and the Great Frost of 1815."

126.   Flat Headstone


ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM 1862
THIRD FROM LEFT: GEORGE BENNETT (BURIED IN SECTION C)

SACRED TO THE
MEMORY OF
GEORGE BENNETT
OF THIS PARISH
BORN FEBRUARY 12th
1829 DIED AUGUST
16th 1886
IN HIS DAY A FAMOUS CRICKETER
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE
KENT ELEVEN AND PLAYED FOR
ENGLAND IN AUSTRALIA IN 1862
MAY HE REST IN PEACE

George Bennett, the England Cricketer, was a Bricklayer, near the Post Office, 1881 Census

"History of Kent County Cricket", 1907
   "One of the best all rounders Kent has produced....... employed by Lord Darnley for over 25 years. He scored 160 in 1861, Gentlemen v Players of Kent; 82 for Kent v M.C.C. In 1859. As a bowler, 5 for 9 runs in 1857, Kent v Sussex; 14 for 82 in 1858, Kent v Sussex; 8 for 60 in 1865, North v South; 8 for 25 in 1866, North v South; 9 for 113 in 1871, Kent v Sussex.
   In 1875 a benefit match was held at Gravesend for him. Kent v W.G. Grace's XI."

119.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LAURA
BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BENNETT
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1926
IN HER 81st YEAR
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THOMAS BENNETT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 16th 1936
IN HIS 85th YEAR
"At Rest"

Thomas Bennett, 1901 Census, Agricultural Labourer at 2 Park Pale

92.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDWARD ALBERT BISS
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th NOVEMBER 1922
AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO OF MARIAN LOUISE
WHO DIED ON 10th DECEMBER 1943
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND DEAR MOTHER OF
WILLIAM A. HERVEY F.R.C.S.
"In Peace"

 

108.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN BODKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY [ ] 1827
AGED [55] YEARS
[ALSO ELLEN] BODKIN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED JULY [ ] 1830]
[AGED 66 YEARS]

John Bodkin, of Shorne, Husbandman
P.C.C. Will dated 4th November 1811
   Everything to his wife, Ellen, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Mills Evans and Fra. Southgate
   Proved 17th May 1827

Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1790 and 1803

Ellen Bodkin,
of Shorne, Widow
P.C.C. Will dated 16th May 1830
   All her estate, (subject to payment of legacies of £20), to her sisters, Charlotte Pratten of Rochester, Alice Seamark of Gillingham and Elizabeth Hursey of Gillingham. Elizabeth's share not to be subject to the "control, management or intermeddling" of her husband.
   To her sister Mary Mc Donald of Gravesend, £20; to cousin John Tomlin of Shorne, Tanner, "for his services", £20. John Tomlin and brother in law Thomas Seamark are executors.
   Witnesses: William French, David French and Jarvis Noakes
   Proved 19th July 1830

John Bodkin and Ellen Cadwell were married at Shorne in January 1809

124.   Flat Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 27th 1815 AGED 29 YEARS
"To You that Come My Grave to See,
Prepare Yourselves to Follow Me,
Repent in Time, make no Delay,
I in My Prime was Snatched Away"
ALSO SARAH* WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 20th 1867 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BOTTING
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 4th 1857 AGED 42 YEARS

*Sarah was SARAH NOAKES at Death

135.   Footstone
W.B. 1815 WILLIAM BOTTING

S.N. 1867 SARAH NOAKES

W.B. 1842 WILLIAM BOTTING All Headstone No. 124

William Botting, died 1815, married Sarah Solly at St. Margaret, Rochester, August 1813 ?; Sarah Botting married James Noakes at Shorne, October 1826.

William Botting, died 1857, 1851 Census, at Lambeth, a Butcher

138.   Flat Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 8th 1882
AGED 63 YEARS
STEPHEN HOV[EY] BOTTING
[HUSBAND] OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY [   ] ] 1891
[AGED 75 YEARS]

Stephen Botting, 1881 Census, a Gardener.

91.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANN BOTTING WHO DIED FEB. 27th 1902 AGED 74 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF WILLIAM TIMMS BOTTING WHO DIED JUNE 2nd 1905 AGED 75 YEARS

William Botting, died 1905, 1881 Census, a Carpenter

142.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PETER BOTTING
DIED FEB. 1st 1905
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE
DIED DEC. 27th 1929
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO FRED THEIR BELOVED SON
BORN 1863 DIED 1916
ALSO ELEANOR THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED 18th JAN. 1949

Peter Botting, Kelly's Directory, 1891 and 1903, a Carpenter at the Ridgeway; 1901 Census, at 1 Park Cottages, Builder and Undertaker.

116.   Headstone


ANN BROWN,1771, HER FIRST HUSBAND, WILLIAM KEMPTON, 1755
AND NIECE, MARY TUCKER, 1770

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILL. BROWN
OF YE PARISH OF CHALK LATE RELICT
OF WILL. KEMPTON OF YS PARISH
SHE DIED 21st JAN. 1771 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE SAID WILL. KEMPTON
DIED 30th NOV. 1755 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO MARY TUCKER NEECE (sic) OF
-------------------Ground Level-----------------
ANN BROWN DIED 1st FEB. 1770
AGED 23 YEARS

William Brown, of Chalk, Yeoman. Mentioned on wife Ann's headstone.
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd September 1784
    To his "honoured" mother Sarah Batt, an annuity of £10 for life, from his real and personal estate. His houses, farms, gardens, orchard and land purchased from Henry Watson and the heirs of Sir William Milman, in Chalk and Shorne, now in his own use, also all other property which he or any trustee holds, to wife Sarah, for life. After her death, then to Benjamin Hubble of Shinglewell in Ifield, Yeoman for a term of 500 years, upon trust. After the end, sooner or later, of the term, then to his son William (subject to the annuity and other legacies). If son William has no heirs, then to son Thomas, on same conditions, in default of heirs of Thomas, then to first son his wife may yet have, in default then to 2nd, 3rd or 4th son, and so on. In default of sons, then to daughter Elizabeth and all other daughters living or expected, shared equally, for ever.
   The above 500 year term to Benjamin Hubble is limited upon special trust, that Hubble and his executors shall by sale or mortgage of the term of and in the property and from rents, etc., raise enough money at interest to pay legacies; after these legacies are paid the term of 500 years will be void and cease.
   To Thomas Rickman and Christian Rickman, son and daughter of the late Thomas Rickman, of Shorne, Yeoman, £100 each at 21. To wife Sarah, for life, the free use of his money, investments, debts, household goods, leases and stock of farms, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, corn , implements, etc. After her death, to son in law Townsend Gladdish, £550 and to daughter in law Sarah Gladdish and children Elizabeth and Thomas Brown, and any children yet to be born, (except an eldest son not yet born), £800 each at 21. The legacies from his personal estate, with any shortfall made up from his real estate.
   Executors can, in wife's lifetime, advance money to Townsend and Sarah Gladdish, Elizabeth and Thomas Brown, to help set them up in business or on day of marriage, with wife's consent. The sums not to exceed £450 for Townsend or £800 for the others; the sums advanced are deducted from legacies, or if full sum then legacy discharged. If any of the legatees make any claim, when they are 21, against the estate or the estate of the Gladdishes father, William, or testators marriage settlement, or refuse to sign a release, then their legacy is void.
   Benjamin Hubble and wife Sarah Brown are executors and guardians of children during minority. To Hubble 5 guineas for mourning.
    Witnesses: C. ? Mitchin ?, John Wyburn and J.W. Evans
   Proved 27th November 1787

William Brown married Ann Kempton at Chalk in January 1764

95.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF CORNELIUS BURR WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS NOVEMBER 1st 1912 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
ALSO FRANCES BURR HIS WIFE WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS 12th DECEMBER 1932 AGED 83 YEARS

Cornelius Burr, 1881 census Wheelwright at Ridgeway; 1901 Census, Wheelwright, 1 Ivy Cottage

112.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHIPPS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF JUNE 1829
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO FANNY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1832
AGED 84 YEARS

136.   Footstone
J.C. 1829 JOHN CHIPPS, Headstone No. 112

John Chipps, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 6th April 1829
   Money in Bank of England, with interest, other money, debts due on bond or mortgage, to George Wilkinson of Cobham, Gardener and William Stevenson of Thong, Gentleman, upon trust.
   They to pay interest to his wife Fanny, for life. After her death, the interest of £600 4% annuities, part of the above funds, to be paid to daughter Mary Clarke wife of John Clarke of Limehouse, Caulker, until grandson, Charles Clarke, their son is 21, he then has interest of the £600, until he is 25, when he is 25 the principal is to be paid to him.
    After death of wife, trustees to take the profits of £400, part of the above funds, and pay to daughter Mary Clarke, for life. After her death, they are to pay £200 of the £400 to grandson John Clarke; the other £200 to grandson George Clarke.
    After death of his wife, they are to pay profits of £400 another part of funds and pay daughter Mary Clarke, for life; after her death, the £400 shared equally amongst the Clarke grandsons.
   After death of wife, trustees to interest from £600 part of same funds, and pay it to daughter Elizabeth Wilkinson wife of George Wilkinson, for life. After her death, the interest to be used for the support and education of her children, until they are 21, or day of marriage, if girls, then the £600 shared among them equally.
   If Elizabeth leaves no children, the £600 to be shared equally among the Clarke grandsons.
   To daughters Mary and Elizabeth, after mother's death, household furniture and goods, equally shared.
   Immediately after his death, trustees to pay £197 10s from his investments to wife Fanny, and pay £50 of same funds to grand daughter Mary Ann Clarke. Residue, after death of wife, shared equally between daughters.
   Witnesses: J. Stroud, Shorne and Jarvis Noakes, Shorne
   Proved 1st August 1829. In October 1829 William Stevenson renounces as executor.

John Chipps married Fanny Griffiths at St. James, Piccadilly, in 1786

103.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN ONLY SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZA CLARK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 19th 1874
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO JOHN CLARK
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1890
AGED 80 YEARS
"To Fall Asleep is not to Die"
ALSO ELIZA CLARK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 19th 1891
IN HER 75th YEAR
ALSO THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
REBEKAH (REE) CLARK
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 2nd 1921
"To be with Christ which is Far Better"

John Clark, died 1890, Melville's Directory 1858, Wood Dealer; 1871 Census, Retired Wood Merchant at Ridgeway.
Erected Methodist Chapel and Ridgeway House, on Ridgeway (Allen's History of Shorne, p. 131. Parliamentary Poll Book 1857

107.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
DANIEL ALEXANDER CLARK
DIED 17th NOV. 1913
AGED 77
ALSO
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th FEB. 1914
AGED 77
"They Sleep in Peace, Awaiting
a joyful resurrection"

 

CLARK see LEWIS

105.   Thick Ledger on Ground, Extremely Eroded

[   ]
[JOHN ?] DICKINS
[FEBRUARY [ ] 1791]
[   ]

 John Dickins, of Shorne, Vintner
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 6th April 1782
   To wife Frances and son John, all his household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, stock of beer and other liquors, money, personal estate, equally shared, subject to payment of debts. Friend William Coper of Chatham, Victualler is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pattinson and John Pattinson
   Proved 9th March 1791 William Cooper died before testator, administration granted to Frances

Administration Bond dated 31st March 1791
   Frances Dickins, George Hulbert of Chatham, Gentleman (Wine Merchant) and James Barnes of Stood, Carpenter, are bound in sum of £600.

John Dickins is described as a Victualler, he died 12th February 1791, Value of goods not more than £600.

98.   Headstone, Mostly Buried


FRANCES FINCH (AND STILL – BORN), 1700
(SHOWING EXTENT OF BURIED INSCRIPTION)

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
FRANCES THE WIFE
-------Ground Level------
OF THOMAS FINCH
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 10th DAY
OF AUGUST IN THE
YEAR OF OUR LORD
1700 AGED 38
YEARS

Thomas Finch, Shopkeeper (Edward Oxe's will ). In Registers described as Operii (Workman ?)
Married Frances Williams at Shorne June 1695, presumably a Widow and Edward Oxe's sister ? She was buried with her still born infant (Registers)

FINCH see OXE

 

140.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
EDWARD FRENCH
WHO DIED 10th SEPT. 1928
AGED 24 YEARS
"A Sudden Change, at God's Command he Fell,
He had no Chance to bid his Friends Farewell,
Affliction came without a Warning Given,
And bid him haste to meet his God in Heaven"
AND OF HIS SISTER
JENTY FRENCH
WHO DIED 4th NOVEMBER 1993
AGED 83 YEARS

 

144.   Pedestals and Fallen Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD FROUD
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
16th JAN. 1911 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE

Edward Froud, 1901 Census, Butcher at Hunton

118.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF FREDERICK GODDARD
WHO DIED 17th JUNE 1928 AGED 76 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO FREDERICK
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1932
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace at Last"
"Reunited"

Frederick Goddard, 1901 Census, Leather Cutter and Belt Maker in Mitcham, Surrey

141.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL JOHN GOWAR
WHO DIED AUG. 2nd 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
"Not my Will but Thine, O God be Done"
CAROLINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 26th 1905 AGED 70 YEARS

Samuel and Caroline Gowar, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Baker; 1891 Kelly's, Grocer, Draper, Post Office; 1901 Census, Baker, Grocer and Post Office; 1903 Kelly's, Caroline, Grocer, Draper and Post Office; Kelly's 1913 Miss Caroline Gowar , as above.

120.   Headstone and Foot Stone

PRISCILLA EVELYN
G.J. HALLWARD
BORN AUGT. 12Th 1895
DIED JUNE 26th 1917

Reginald Hallward, 1901 Census, Sculptor, (and Designer, Stain Glass maker), lived at Woodlands

121.   Headstone and Foot Stone

ADELAIDE CAROLINE
BELOVED WIFE OF
REGINALD HALLWARD
BORN DEC. 13th 1860
DIED MARCH 30th 1925
REGINALD HALLWARD
BORN OCT. 18th 1858
DIED MARCH 30th 1948

 

HERVEY see BISS

94.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HANNAH HOLLANDS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1913
AGED 53 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

Hannah Hollands, 1901 Census, wife of William, Labourer of Homewood Cottages

93.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA HOLLANDS
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1924
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HOLLANDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th AUGUST 1930
AGED 84 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

William Hollands, 1881 Census, Agricultural Labourer

104.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

"Peace, Perfect Peace"
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JOHN JACKSON
DIED MAY 1st 1892
AGED 39
ALSO EMILY JANE HIS WIFE
DIED JAN. 4th 1918
AGED 63

William Jackson, 1891 Census, Gardener of Ifield

125.   Fallen Headstone, Badly Flaked

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF JOHN JARRETT
[WHO DIED APRIL [   ] ] 1878
[AGED 66 YEARS]
[   ]
[   ] DIED
[   ] INFANCY
[   ] THE ABOVE
[BURIED] NEAR THIS PLACE

133.   Footstone
M.A.J. 1878 MARY ANN JARRETT, Headstone No. 125

Mary Ann Jarrett, 1871 Census, wife John agricultural Labourer at Cobham.

KEMPTON see BROWN

KEMSLEY see Rawlings

LE BRETON SIMMONS see TAYLOR

102.   Pedestal with Small Angel, and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MURIEL JOYCE
THE DEARLY LOVED BABE OF
J. & E. LEWIS
BORN JAN. 6th
DIED FEB. 10th 1909
"Had God asked as well we Know,
We would say, Oh Spare the Blow,
Yes with Longing Hearts would Say,
Lord, we Love her, let her Stay"

 

101.   Pedestals with Large Angel, Black and White Tiles

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA EMMA LEWIS
(NEE CLARK)
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF J.H. LEWIS
WHO DIED AT BHORE GHAUT REVERSING STATION
G.I.P.RAILWAY BOMBAY PRESIDENCY, INDIA
ON FEBRUARY 2nd 1911*
AGED 36 YEARS & 11 MONTHS
"I Leave the Burdens of my Life and all the Weariness,
And Strife with Him who Orders all my ways and knows
The Limit of my Days; and so I Rest"

*Buried at Shorne in July 1911

129.   Detached Foot Stone on Bank

T.H.L. 1869 THOMAS HAINES LIDWELL, MARCH 1869 AGED 51, From Epping

E.L. 1877 ELIZA LIDWELL, APRIL 1877, AGED 67, From Gravesend

 

114.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY THOMAS LOMAS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUG. 16th 1872
AGED 33 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

Henry Lomas, 1871 Census, Fruit Grower at Chalk.

90.   Small Headstone, with Crossbones

[   ]
SUSAN
MASTERS DYED
[SEPTEMBER] 29th ? 1721
[AGE]D 44
[YEARS]

Thomas Masters, of Shorne, Victualler. First wife Susan's headstone.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 14th May 1724
   To cousin John French, I guinea; to cousin Robert French, his first wife's wedding ring; to cousin John Chambers*, 1/-; to wife, Anne all his goods, money, etc., she is executor and is to pay expenses and legacies.
   Signs with mark
   Witnesses: William Warren, James Hone and Elizabeth Hone
   Proved 1st June 1724

* Thomas Masters married Anne Chambers at Chalk, April 1722

111.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
[HES]TER WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM MUMFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 2nd 1814
AGED 6[3] YEARS

William Mumford, was a Timber Merchant in partnership with Easdown of Higham. He was declared bankrupt in 1813 ("The Times" and "Hants. Chronicle"). He married Hester Sidwell at Strood in October 1782

97.   Small Headstone, with Skull, Partly Buried


EDWARD OXE, 1699 (1700)
(SHOWING EXTENT OF BURIED INSCRIPTION)

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
EDWARD O[X]E WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 6th DAY
AND IN THE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1699
----------Ground Level--------
AGED 55 YEARS
ERECTED BY THOMAS
FINCH AND FRANCES
HIS WIFE

Edward Oxe, of Shorne, Shopkeeper
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th January 1695 (96)
   To John Rose of Shorne, 1/-; to cousin Sarah Withers, 1s; to cousin Jane Withers, 1s; to cousin Elizabeth Withers, 1s. Residue of real and personal estate to Frances, "the now wife of Thomas Finch of Shorne"; she is also executor. House and garden with outhouse, in Shorne Street, also to Frances Finch, for life; after her death to her husband Thomas, for ever.
   Witnesses: William Cottmar, Ellinor Cottmar and Henry Cottmar
   Proved 8th March 1699 (1700)

122.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY POPE
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1923
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
ROSE POPE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th MARCH 1951
AGED 89 YEARS
"Forever in our Thoughts"
R.I.P.

 

117.   Headstone


WILLIAM AND ANN RAWLINGS, 1823 AND 1828
AND NIECE, SUSANNA KEMSLEY, 1796

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RAWLINGS
OF THE PARISH OF HIGHAM
WHO DIED THE 24th ? OF FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 78 YEARS
(Four Lines Half Eroded Verses)
ALSO ANN RAWLINGS HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th DECEMBER 18[28]
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & SUSANNA KEMSLEY
WHO DIED THE 27th OF FEBRUARY 1796
AGED 18 YEARS
"A Gentle Heart and [ ] Mind,
Grateful for Health but yet in Pain Resign'd,
To Form the House to the Faithful Given,
Death was to her Anticipated Heaven"

William Rawlings, of Higham, Grocer
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd June 1820
   He desires to be buried in Shorne Churchyard, (the original line says "Higham", this was crossed out and Shorne substituted). A tombstone to be erected to his memory.
   To wife Ann, all his household furniture, stock in trade in his house and premises in Higham, and book debts owed, subject to the following legacies. £5 each to his brothers in law, John Kemp of Higham, Yeoman and George Kemp of Cobham, Yeoman. All sums owed to him upon mortgage or bond, to George French of Shorne, Yeoman and James French of Shorne, Yeoman, upon trust. They to pay interest from these sums to his wife for life. After her death, they are to pay the principal sum, equally shared, to Samuel Bassett of Greenwich, Wheelwright; George and James French, Richard French of Strood, Fisherman and Dredgerman, John Hollands of Perry Street, near Cobham, Labourer and Susannah Hollands wife of William Hollands of Shorne, Labourer.
Wife Ann, George and James French, executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Michael Woollett and John Smith
   Proved 24th October. 1823 Value of goods under £800. George and James French described as Labourers and nephews of Rawlings.

William Rawlings married Ann Kemp at Cobham in October 1772.

Susanna Kemsley appears to have been William and Ann Rawlings niece. William Kemsley married Susannah Kemp at Cobham in 1774. Susannah Kemp was likely Ann Rawlings sister (see Rawlings)

113.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AMELIA WIFE OF
WILLIAM RHODES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 7th DAY OF JUNE 1829
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM RHODES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF JULY 1847
AGED 59 YEARS

William Rhodes, of Shorne, Blacksmith
P.C.C. Will dated 12th May 1846
   Appoints Jarvis Noakes of Shorne, Labourer and Mary Rhodes of East Peckham, Widow, executors.
   To housekeeper, Elizabeth Sharpe, Spinster, an annuity of £25, for life, This to be paid from profits of his freeholds at Shorne, occupied by himself, John Parker, William Shaw and George Webster, and blacksmith's forge, barn, stables, 8 acres of land at Shorne in his occupation; 2 freehold cottages and gardens in Cooling occupied by John Cooper and William Edmunds; all his other real estate. Half share in these properties to such persons as his niece Fanny Louisa Rhodes, daughter of his late brother, John Rhodes, shall devise by deed or will. In default, then to Fanny Louisa Rhodes and her heirs for ever. The other half to such persons as niece Cecelia Rhodes, another daughter of brother John, shall devise by deed or will, in default then to Cecelia and her heirs for ever.
   If these two nieces are under 21 at testator's death, then executors to receive rents and profits for not more than 7 years. This money is to go towards the nieces support and education until they are 21. Surplus to be invested in Public Funds. Income for benefit of nieces and their advancement in the world. Principal sums to nieces at 21.
   Residue of estate to the above nieces equally shared, provided that if one dies before 21 with no lawful heirs, the whole goes to the survivor.
   Witnesses: John Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone and William Few ?, his Clerk

Codicil dated 8th July 1847
   He had appointed Jarvis Noakes and Mary Rhodes executors, and given certain powers. Mary has since married Joseph Wells of Penshurst, Gardener. He now revokes appointment of Noakes and appoints John Brooker of Higham, Farmer in his place as executor with Mary Wells. Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: Edward Giles, Clerk to Mr Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone and William Quaife, Schoolmaster, Shorne.
   Proved 29th December 1847

William Rhodes married Amelia Simmons at Christchurch, Southwark in October 1828

96.   Granite Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER
YOUNGEST SON OF
HENRY SOLOMON
OF THONG
WHO FELL ASLEEP
OCTOBER 10th 1911 AGED 67
ALSO OF ELIZABETH HANNAH
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1918 AGED 73

Walter Solomon, Farmer of 300 acres, employing 12 men in 1881 (Census)

123.   Fallen Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
GEORGE EDWARD
THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF
GEORGE & SUSAN STEVENS
WHO DIED APRIL [   ] 1881
AGED [21] YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO GEORGE STEVENS
WHO DIED [   ]
[   ]

George Stevens, Senior, Farm Bailiff of Thong Cottage, 1881 Census

143.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY TAYLOR
COLONEL LATE ARMY ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT
WHO DIED ON JUNE THE 9th 1905
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY TAYLOR
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN OCT. 12th 1830
DIED JAN. 2nd 1913
ALSO SARAH LE BRETON SIMMONS
WIDOW OF LT. GEORGE LE BRETON SIMMONS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 19th 1914
AGED 69 YEARS
"In Sure and Certain Hope"

 

TUCK see BROWN

106.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
ALFRED
WALTER TUFF
SPO HMS WHIRLWIND
WHO DIED FROM THE RESULT OF
ACTIVE SERVICE DEC. 26th 1921
AGED 27
"O, Hear us when we Cry to Thee,
For Those in Peril on the Sea"

South Side
ALSO OF
HIS FATHER
HENRY
RICKER TUFF
WHO DIED DEC. 13th 1936 AGED 73
"At Rest"

North Side
ALSO OF
HIS MOTHER
EDITH
KEIR TUFF
WHO DIED AUG. 4th 1925 AGED 50
"Nearer to Thee"

Henry Tuff, Railway Labourer of Garden Row, 1901 Census (First wife in Section D ?)

99.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
BEATRICE MAY VITLER
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1914
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO BENJAMIN JAMES VITLER
1st LONDON REGT. KILLED IN ACTION
FRANCE, NEAR MESSINES AUGT. 16th 1917
AGED 21 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO MARIA VITLER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN. 17th 1920
AGED 74 ? YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED OCT. 1st ? 1944 AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

George Vitler, Agricultural Labourer, 1881 Census; Sexton, Kelly's Directory 1913

 

 

130.   Detached Foot Stone on Bank
W.W. 1865 WILLIAM WALKER, JUNE 1865, AGED 22

S.W. 1847 SUSANNAH WALKER, MARCH 1847, AGED 11

 

145.   Curbs

North Side
CHARLES THOMAS WATERMAN DIED 11th FEB. 1928 AGED 66 YEARS

South Side
CLARA WATERMAN DIED APRIL 26th 1945 AGED 77 YEARS

Charles Waterman, Bricklayer lodging at 2 Ivy Cottages in 1901, (Census)

128.   Fallen Headstone

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WHIFFEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1830
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE
OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1839
AGED 55 YEARS

Richard Whiffen, Parish Clerk at Vicarage House, 1861 Census, 1865 Post Office Directory

115.   Pedestals and Cross

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD WHIFFEN
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1869
AGED 59 YEARS

131 and 132.   Footstones
Eroded

137.   Footstone
Eroded

127.   Headstone
Fragment Early 19th Century ?

END OF SECTION C

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PLAN OF SECTION C GRAVES
(NOT TO SCALE)
This plan is purely diagrammatic, designed to give approximate
positions only, it is not meant to be accurate representations.

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Section D All the monumental in this section are east of the east end of the church. Number 146 is slightly to the north of the church. All other monument due east of the church are modern. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources.
 Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.                       Plan Of Graves

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161.   Headstone, Hidden Behind Bush, East of Path

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN BALDWIN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1881
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO FANNY THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY TUFF
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1891
AGED 22 YEARS
"Whom the Lord Loveth He Chasteneth"
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BALDWIN
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1892
AGED 48 YEARS
"Deeply Regretted"

John Baldwin, Domestic Coachman in Camberwell in 1871 Census

Elizabeth Baldwin,
Laundress, living at Old Vicarage, 1891 Census (See Tuff)

Henry Tuff, (Buried in Section C) a Groom at the Old Vicarage, living with mother in law, Elizabeth Baldwin, 1891 Census.

147.   Large Ledger, Surrounded by low Brick Wall, Horizontal Cross

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
TUFNELL CARBONEL BARRETT, ESQ.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st OF AUGUST 1856
IN HIS 47th YEAR
MARY ANN BARRETT JULY 5th 1872

LUCY ALICIA
BARRETT
SEP. 2nd 1878

TUFNELL SAMUEL
BARRETT
PRIEST
JUNE 13th 1908
TUFNELL COWPER
ALLISTON
BARRETT
OCT. 6th 1914
BETTY HUGHES
ROOKE TUFNELL
BARRETT
JAN. 2nd 1931
MARY LOUISA
TUFNELL BARRETT
MAY 21st 1890

LOUISA TUFNELL
BARRETT
JUNE 3rd 1898

MARY SUSAN
COWPER
NOV. 6th 1936

ESU MERCY
R.I.P.

Tufnell Carbonel Barrett, Esq. of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 6th August 1856
   All modern household furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., in his house, except carved oak sideboard and other similar furniture, and other antique furniture and all oak carvings, to wife Mary Ann. Residue to son Tufnell Samuel, subject to payment of debts, etc. By his marriage settlement, his wife is entitled to income from the sum of £3,700. He gives her an annuity of £100 for life or widowhood, from his real estate. His freehold cottage in Shorne, formerly called Clay Hall, adjoining the village pound, occupied by Mrs White and others, rent 7s 6d per week, to his servant Sarah Eatwell, for life. His barn and stable in Shorne, opposite property of Messrs. Hurley and Solomon, abutting public road, and in his own occupation, to servant Stephen White, who has lived with testator for many years as gardener, for life. His freehold, copyhold and leaseholds in Kent and elsewhere, subject to payment of mortgages to free properties lefts to Sarah Eatwell and Stephen White, and for payment of debts and funeral costs, to son Tufnell, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Staunton and N.B.T. Wood
   Proved 25th September 1856

CARBONEL see Barrett

155.   Ledger on Brick Base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CARNEY, ESQUIRE
SENIOR CAPTAIN OF THE 2nd OR QUEEN'S
ROYAL REGIMENT OF FOOT, WITH WHICH CORPS
HE SERVED IN THE WEST AND EAST INDIES
FOR A PERIOD OF MORE THAN 29 YEARS
HE DIED 25th MARCH 1846
IN THE 46th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO TO
SUSANNA MAPLESDEN CARNEY
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT SHORNE JANUARY 5th 1867
IN THE 57th YEAR OF HER AGE
AND TO
EDWARD SMYTHE
OF PIPE'S PLACE
WHO DIED JULY 26th 1874 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO TO
MARIA SUSANNA MARY CATHERINE ANNE
HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND SUSANNA MAPLESDEN CARNEY
BORN AT BOMBAY SEPTEMBER 6th 1833
DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1905
ALSO TO
EDITH FLEMING WALLACE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD AND ANN SMITH
BORN APRIL 26th 1859
DIED MARCH 10th 1947

John Carney, Captain in H.M. 2nd or Royal Regiment of Infantry
P.C.C. Will dated 2nd March 1846
   His real and personal estate, including his life insurance for £1,200 in Universal Life Assurance Society, King William Street, City of London, (except gold watch, chain and seals, left to him by his father, which goes to sister), to wife, Susannah Maplesden Carney, for herself and daughter Maria, who he commends to the "maternal and affectionate care of my said dear wife ....."; his wife is executor.
   Witnesses: S. Mellin of Brompton, E.D. Vaughan and E.D. Mellin
   Proved 23rd June 1846

COWPER see BARRETT

150.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROBERT DUNN
WHO DIED AUGUST 5th 1896
IN HER 72nd YEAR
"For so He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

William Dunn, on wife's headstone; Naval Pensioner 
1881 Census; Sexton, 1891 and 1903 Kelly's Directory

159.   Headstone and Footstone

IN
MEMORY OF
ELLEN FORREST
DIED MARCH 1866
AGED 85 YEARS
A FAITHFUL SERVANT
IN ONE FAMILY
FOR SIXTY FIVE YEARS

Ellen Forrest, Servant to Rev. J.J. Marsham, at Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire, 
1841 Census, she born in same county;
In the 1851 Census she is in Shorne, but not it seems a live in servant.

160.   Fallen Headstones

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ELEANOR HOLLANDS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1893
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO
ELLEN HOLLANDS
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1894
AGED 76 YEARS
"Why should we Mourn departed Friends,
Or Shake at Death's Alarms,
'Tis but the Voice that Jesus sends,
To Call us to his Arms,
To Depart and be with Christ which
is Far Better"

Eleanor Hollands, Servant to Rev. J. Marsham at "Overblow House" in Shorne, 1891 Census.

Ellen Hollands,
Wife of Henry Hollands at Higham, Agricultural Labourer, 1891 Census

146.   Coped

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY JARRETT
WHO DIED MARCH [ ] 1862 AGED 80 YEARS

North Side

ALSO CHARLES JARRETT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER [ ] 1858 AGED 78 YEARS

Charles Jarrett, Gardener and Victualler at the" See Ho" inn, 1851 Census and Melville's Directory 1858
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1847. Married Mary Botting at St. Margaret, Rochester in 1810

148.   Pink Granite Cruciform Coped, Grey Granite Base

South Side

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR PARENTS
ALFRED SAMUEL LINES
BORN 23rd NOVEMBER 1851 DIED 15th AUGUST 1906
AND
MARIA LINES
BORN 4th MARCH 1852 DIED 25th DECEMBER 1906
"Thy Will be Done"

North Side
ALSO ALICE MAUD ELIZA WILLIAMS*, DAUGHTER
WIFE OF LIEUT. BENJAMIN WM. WILLIAMS
BORN FEBRUARY 7th 1872 DIED APRIL 19th 1924
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
BENJAMIN WILLIAM WILLIAMS
BORN OCTOBER 24th 1868 DIED AUGUST 18th 1943

* See Window in Church

Alfred Lines, Wood Sawyer in Lambeth, 1901 Census, has one servant. 
Married Maria Drew in Norfolk in 1871

Alice Williams, Stained Glass Window inside church.

MAPLESDEN see Noakes

158.   Cruciform Coped


2nd FROM LEFT: REV. J. J. MARSHAM, 1894
MIDDLE AND RIGHT: TWO OF HIS OLD SERVANTS,
ELLEN FORREST, 1865 AND ELEANOR HOLLANDS, 1893
DID THE REVEREND GENTLEMAN EXPECT TO NEED HIS SERVANTS IN THE NEXT WORLD ?

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. JACOB JOSEPH MARSHAM
SON OF THE REVD. AND HON. JACOB MARSHAM D.D.
BORN 8th FEBY. 1804 DIED 23rd OCTR. 1894
FOR 52 YEARS VICAR OF SHORNE

South Side
"Be of Good Comfort, Rise, He Calleth Thee"
St. Mark 10th Chapter, 9th Verse
See Window in Church

Jacob Joseph Marsham, former Vicar of Shorne
Obituary from "The Times", 25th October 1894
   "The Church Review announces the death of the Rev. JACOB JOSEPH MARSHAM, which took place on Tuesday last at the patriarchal age of 90. Born on February 8th 1804, at Rochester, where his father, the Hon. And Rev. Jacob Marsham, D.D., was one of the canons of the cathedral, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.
   His father was also a canon of Windsor, rector of Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire, vicar of Wateringbury, Kent, and a prebendary of Wells.
   Mr Marsham was ordained in 1827 as his father's curate at Kirkby Overblow. Ten years later he was presented by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester to the living of Shorne, Kent, which he held for 52 years, only resigning when he became blind. He had been hale and hearty to within a couple of days of his death, and at last succumbed to senile collapse.
   For nearly 40 years he had been J.P. For the county of Kent. He was a grandson of the second Baron Romney and nephew of the third Baron, who was created Earl of Romney in 1801.
   During Mr Marsham's long incumbency of Shorne he was instrumental in restoring the ancient parish church. He also built excellent national schools. It was in his churchyard that Charles Dickens, whose house at Gad's Hill is only just outside the parish, used to love to sit, as Foster records in his "Life of Dickens"; and up to the very last Mr Marsham never let wind, rain, snow or personal ailment keep him away from church and the Holy Communion"
   Rev. Marsham's will was dated 18th February 1879, with a Codicil dated 2nd June 1891.
His executor was his nephew, Robert Henry Bullock Marsham. His personal estate was about £48,000 (about £3,000,000 in modern values). He left property to his nephew, Fitzroy D. Maclean; property at St. Kitts to nephew Robert Marsham. His nieces, Louisa Nevill, Emily Maclean and Fanny Hood were residuary legatees.

149.   Headstone and Body Stone


JUDITH MITCHELL, 1805
(ALSO INSCRIBED WITH WALTER MITCHELL'S NAME)
WALTER MITCHELL WAS NEVER BURIED AT SHORNE
AND HIS DATE OF DEATH AND AGE REMAIN BLANK

JUDITH MITCHELL
OBIT
MARCH THE 8th ? 1805
ETAT
79
ALSO WALTER MITCHELL
OF CAXTON ? PARISH, SOUTH
STAINLEY, WEST RIDING OF YORK
OBIT
[ * ]
ETAT
[ * ]

*The Date and Age were not Incised, Mitchell was not Buried at Shorne.
His name must have been incised in his lifetime

Walter Mitchell, Esquire, the same man who sold the Manor of Randall to the Earl of Darnley in about 1793 ? (Hasted's History of Kent)
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1803

156.   Ledger on Brick Base

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD MAPLESDEN THIRD SON OF
JARVIS AND MARY NOAKES
OF IFIELD PLACE FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 26th 1848
IN THE 43rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO HENRY MAPLESDEN THEIR SON
WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1849 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ANNA MAPLESDEN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT IVY MILL HOUSE, TOVIL
DECEMBER 19th 1875 IN HER 77th YEAR
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO OF MARY MAPLESDEN SECOND DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE JARVIS NOAKES
DIED JUNE 13th 1880 IN HER 80th YEAR
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS BORN WITH CHRISTIAN FORTITUDE

Edward Maplesden Noakes, Gentleman, late of Woolwich, now of Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster.
P.C.C. Will dated 4th March 1848 (Died at home of brother in law, W.S. Young, in Vauxhall Bridge Road)
   To brother Francis Maplesden Noakes, his silver cigar case; to sister Frances Maplesden Young, £100. Rest and residue, to brother Jarvis William Maplesden Noakes and brother in law, William Samuel Young, in trust for his mother and brothers and sisters, in equal shares. Jarvis Noakes and William Young are executors.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Young, 30 Parliament Street and John Lake, 5 Great George Street.
   Proved 26th September 1848
   Died at the house of Mr W. S. Young in Vauxhall Bridge Road

Anna Noakes,
Ivy Mill was a Paper Mill

ROOKE see Barrett

SAINSBURY   see Smythe

157.   Pedestals and Tall Cross

East Side
EDWARD GEORGE
SAINSBURY SMYTHE
BORN MAY 4th 1854
DIED JULY 17th 1926
ELIZABETH WOOLLETT SMYTHE
BORN JULY 31st 1849
DIED JULY 17th 1926

North Side
JOHN ROBERT SMYTHE
HIS BROTHER
BORN NOVEMBER 28th 1860
DIED DECEMBER 20th 1947

Edward Smythe, Senior, Wine, Spirit, Beer and General Merchant, 1851 Census; Merchant of Pipe's Place, 1861 Census; China Merchant of Swanscombe, 1871 Census. In and 1851 and 1861 he states born at Southwark, in 1871 born at Blackfriars.
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1857

Edward Smythe,
Junior, died at Gravesend, "The Times" death notices.

John Smythe,
a Printer at Gravesend living with sister and husband, Mr. Phelps, a Bank Clerk, 1901 Census

SMYTHE see CARNEY

TUFF see BALDWIN

TUFNELL see BARRETT

WALLACE see CARNEY

WILLIAMS see Lines

WOOLLETT see SMYTHE

152.    Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

South Side
IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
ALFRED YOUNGMAN
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
JOSEPH & BLANCHE WARD
WHO DIED JAN. 18th 1891
AGED 12 YEARS

East Side
ALSO IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEBRANCE
OF
JOSEPH YOUNGMAN WARD
WHO PASSED AWAY
JANY. 17Th 1913
AGED 74 YEARS
"All [   ] Jesu Blest,
[    ] that Eternal Rest"

North Side
ALSO OF HIS
WIFE
BLANCHE E. WARD
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1936
AGED 82 YEARS

Joseph Youngman Ward, same man at the "Crown" 1891 Kelly's Directory, and in 1901 Census a Carpenter at Gravesend, both he and Maria born in Norfolk.

154.   Headstone, Plain Ledger and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WELLS
LATE OF PENSHURST, KENT
WHO DIED JUNE 23rd 1859
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH WELLS
WHO DIED OCT. 24th 1861
AGED 66 YEARS

Joseph Wells, Retired Gardener, living in Shorne in 1851 Census, born Ireland

WILLIAMS see LINES

151.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
MARY AGNES
TUFNELL WOOD
WIFE OF [   ]
REV. WILLIAM WOOD
M.A.
OF MAR[T]OCK, SOMERSETSHIRE
ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
[SAMUEL] ? BARRETT [   ]
[   ]

Mary Agnes Wood, daughter of Samuel Barrett, died at 2 Princes Square, London, " The Times"

YOUNGMAN see Ward

153.   Thick Grey Stone Chest Tomb

17th or early 18th century.
Any inscription on the top has completely eroded away.
Small excavations were made on the north, east and south sides,
but I did not notice any inscriptions.

 

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SHORNE CHURCH FROM SOUTH EAST
SECTION 'E' IN FOREGROUND, TOMB OF JOHN HOWELL BALL
(PHOTO: DAVID WESTRAP)

   Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.                       Plan Of Graves

B   C   F   G   H   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   R   S   T   W

205.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
MEMORY OF
G. BRUNSDEN'S LOVING NIECE
HARRIET ELIZABETH BAILEY
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 11th 1899
AGED 37 YEARS
"A Sudden Change, I in a moment Fell,
Had no Time to bid my Friends Farewell,
Think this not Strange, Death happens to All,
This Day was mine but tomorrow you may Fall"

Harriet Bailey, Housemaid at Shooter's Hill ? 1881 Census

G[eorge] Brunsden, Uncle of Harriet Bailey, possibly the Police Constable of Eltham, 1881 Census ?

169.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELEANOR BAKER
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1916
AGED 70 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO
GEORGE BAKER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 25th 1926
AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"

George Baker, Farm Bailiff, King's Farm 1881 Census

167.   Granite Pedestals and Cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT BAKER
WHO DIED FEBY. 6Th 1922
AGED 78
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND
EDWARD BAKER
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1922
AGED 84

Edward Baker, Agricultural Labourer at King's Farm 1881 Census

162.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BAKER
DIED 10th MAY 1929
AGED 38 SERVED IN
FRANCE 1914 TO 1918
"One with Them"

 

163.   Red Granite Coped on Grey Granite Base, Once Railed


JOHN HOWELL AND JANE BALL, 1882 AND 1885

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
JANE* WIFE OF J.H. BALL OF STROOD
DIED 30th NOVEMBER 1882 AGED 63 YEARS
AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE J. HOWELL BALL, J.P.
FOR THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, FORMERLY OF WOLVERCOTE, OXON.
DIED 11th AUGUST 1885 AGED 71 YEARS

East Side
ALFRED BALL
DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1933 AGED 77 YEARS
* See Window inside Church

John Howell Ball, Major Contractor and Justice of the Peace, of Doddington House, Woodstock Road, Strood.
   Among many contracts he was involved in, was the removal of all the piles in the Medway, used to facilitate the construction of the new Rochester Bridge in 1857. This took several years, in the end the piles had to be cut rather than raised.

The two Chatham papers do not quite tally with their facts, especially cause of death

"Chatham News", 15th August 1885
"DEATH OF MR J.H. BALL
   We regret to have to record the death of Mr John Howell Ball, J.P., of Strood, which took place at his residence at Hillside early on Wednesday morning. He suffered from an affliction of the heart, and died somewhat suddenly. The late Mr Ball was in his seat on the magisterial bench on Tuesday, 4th August,. The deceased gentleman, who was 73 years of age, was in a large way of business as a railway and dock contractor, and was the principal partner in the firm of Ball and Gammon.
   He belonged to the honourable body of men who have risen from the ranks. He was at one time a working man, but by his abilities and perseverance, and unflagging energy he raised himself to a position of influence. He was concerned in many undertakings of considerable magnitude. He built Rochester pier, the Dockyard branch railway, Gillingham pier and wharves, and other large works in the district. A daughter of Mr Ball's married Mr Joseph Maas, the great tenor vocalist. Mr and Mrs Maas were telegraphed for, and were with the deceased gentleman before his death, as were other members of the family. Mr Ball was a staunch Conservative in politics. He will be much regretted.
   The funeral of the late Mr Ball will take place in Shorne Churchyard on Saturday. The proceedings will be a strictly private character. The remains of the deceased will be placed in a grave containing the remains of Mrs Ball, who died a few years since."

"Chatham Observer", 15th August 1885
"DEATH OF MR JOHN HOWELL BALL, J.P.
   The unlooked for death of Mr Ball on Tuesday night will leave an irreparable void in the social circle of theses towns, for although Mr Ball did not enter into ordinary fashionable life, yet no one was more alive to the occurrences and movements of the day. A Conservative, he had the most liberal feeling, guided by a love of truth and justice, and his benevolence was as deep as silent. His daughter Mrs Joseph Maas was with him on Sunday, and left him on Monday under the conviction of his recovery from congestion of the brain, a few days previously.. As a public man Mr Ball was in many ways of service to the city. He was appointed to the commission of the peace for Rochester at the close of the Conservative administration in 1880 and frequently attended the sittings of the Bench, where he showed a thoroughly independent spirit. As a business man, deceased had been very successful. He was 70 years of age"

"Jackson's Oxford Journal" of 22nd August 1885 noted his local Oxford connections:
"DEATH OF MR. J.H. BALL – We have to announce the death on August 11th, at his residence, Doddington House, Strood Hill, near Rochester, after a few days illness, of John Howell Ball, Esq., in the 71st year of his age. The deceased was son of Lieut. Ball of Wolvercote, near this city, and was the owner of considerable property at that place, to which he made a large addition at the sale of the estate of the Duke of Marlborough some twelve months since. Mr Ball was known and much respected by many Oxford citizens, and by his death, the aged poor of Wolvercote have lost a generous benefactor and the village cricket club it's principal supporter."

Ball's father, William Howell Ball, helped to raise the 93rd Regiment (Sutherland Highlanders, later Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), during the Napoleonic Wars, even though he was an Englishman. His sister, J.H. Ball's aunt, Ann Ball, was the transcriber's 4x great grandmother.

171.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

M/32520 SERJEANT
T.A. BENNETT
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
23rd OCTOBER 1920 AGED 26
"Thy Will be Done"
Matt.xxvi 42

 

BLIGH see GARRATT

206.   Headstone and Curbs

IN MEMORIAM
ELIZA BOAKES
OF
SHORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 12th 1911
AGED 70 YEARS

Eliza Boakes, Wife of Abraham, of London Road, Farmer of 50 acres, employing 1 man, 1881 Census. Living on own means at Hayes Terrace, 1901, 1911 Census. Born London. (see Plaque inside church)

199.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT BOTTING
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 1888
AGED 66 YEARS
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is not to Die"
ALSO THOMAS BOTTING
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIEDE 31st DEC. 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET BURGESS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd FEB. 1953
AGED 94 YEARS

Thomas Botting, Market Gardener, Shorne Street, 1861 Census

Harriet Burgess, Widow and Dress Maker of Mill Hill Road, living with William and Eleanor Couchman.

204.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA JANE BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8th MAY 1892
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE BOTTING
WHO DIED 27th NOV. 1919
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF
STEPHEN H. BOTTING
WHO DIED 24th JAN. 1927
AGED 81 YEARS

George Botting, Agricultural Labourer of Victoria Cottages 1901 Census

Stephen Botting,
Agricultural Labourer of Randall Bottom, 1881 Census; Cement Labourer, same place, 1901 Census.
Another of Shorne's notable Cricketers, who played twice for Kent ("The History of Kent County Cricket", 1907)

185.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD BROWN
WHO DIED FEBY. 1St 1901
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE BROWN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECR. 1St 1905
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE MARY BROWN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVR. 2Nd 1903
AGED 49 YEARS
"Their End was Peace"

 

187.   Small Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
"OMEE"
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND HEPHZIBAH BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 26th 1902
AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO "EVELYN"
DAUGHTER OF J. AND H. BROWN
AGED 3 WEEKS SEP. 29th 1897
"Suffer the Little Ones
To Come unto Me"

 

178.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED JAMES BROWN
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 24th 1907
AGED 47 YEARS
"He Gives His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO HIS WIFE
SARAH HANNAH BROWN
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 12th 1928
AGED 75 YEARS
"Love Never Faileth"

Alfred Brown, Wood Cutter, 1881 Census; Grocer, Kelly's Directory 1891 and 1903; Gate Maker 1901 Census.

Albert Brown,
Wood Dealer, 1901 Census; Dairy Farmer of the Ridgeway, 1911 Census, Kelly's Directory 1913, same man ?

175.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
"MILLY"
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND HEPHZIBAH BROWN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
26th AUGUST 1908
AGED 7 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
(R.A.F. Badge)
ALSO
PETER JOHN BROWN
AGED 20
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1940
IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY

 

174.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
EVER
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY
21st OCT. 1916 AGED 64 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the
Shadows Flee Away"
ALSO HEPHZIBAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
22nd OCT. 1954 AGED 80 YEARS

John Brown, Farmer, Fruit, Hop Grower of Ifield Place, 1901, 1911 Census; Kelly's Directory 1903, 1913.

"Gravesend Reporter", October 1916
"THE LATE MR JOHN BROWN
   The funeral of Mr John Brown, aged 64, who resided at Ifield Farm, Shorne, took place on Wednesday at Shorne Churchyard. The Rev. G.S. Read (Gravesend) and the Rev. R. Tanner, M.A., (Vicar of Shorne), officiated at the church and the graveside, and Mr Vine presided at the organ. Mr Brown was for many years a member of the Parish Council; one of the School managers and overseer, and a trustee of the local charities.
   The coffin was of polished oak and brass mounted. Workmen from the farm were the bearers, and they and their wives contributed a large and very beautiful wreath. The chief mourners were: Harold and Donald Brown (sons), Mr Albert Brown (brother), Lieut Beadle and Messrs. F. Hollands and E. Patterson, Junior (nephews), Messrs. W.T., J.M. And E. Hollands, Rev. F.R. Brunskill, and Mr A. Houghton (brothers in law). Those present at the church were Dr Inman, Major Athow, Mr Scriven, Messrs. L. and T. Maclean, Mr Williams, Mr G. Long, Mr T.C. Robertson, Mr A.C. Renton, Mr W. Stickens, and many others. The floral tributes were sent from Mrs Brown (wife), several from members of the family and relatives, the farm employees, Mr W. Hollands, Messrs, Thornton and Manger, Mr Judge, Mr Coolnut and Mr and Mrs Houghton. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. J.T. Cooper and Son, Gravesend. A memorial service will be held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Sunday morning by the Rev. G.S. Read."
   At the Memorial Service, the Rev. Read tells us that :
   Mr Brown had been much respected and held in the highest esteem by his intimate acquaintances. He had first set up in the grocery business but his health required a change of environment, so he took up farming at Ifield, 19 years previously. "He was upright, scrupulously honest and just in his dealings with men, unselfish, unassuming, sincere and true......... a man of few words...........he loved his home; it was the dearest spot on earth. In his early days he dreamed of the time when he would live at Ifield Farm. In course of time his dream was realised. But the building did not make his home, love did."

184.   Small Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT EDWARD BROWN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 18th SEPT. 1925
AGED 54 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ANNIE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th JULY 1940
AGED 65 YEARS
"Resting"

Edward Brown, Wood Dealer of 3 Hanbury Cottages, 1881 Census; Market Gardener of the Ridgeway, 1891 Census, same man ?

BROWN, Henry see FISHER

BRUNSDEN see BAILEY

BURGESS see BOTTING

188.   Pedestals and Cross

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
NELLIE
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
AMOS AND NELLIE CLARK
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS APRIL 25th 1903
AGED 3 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

Amos Clark, child buried here, Police Constable, in Knightsbridge, Hammersmith and Ealing, 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census, born in Shorne

173.   Headstone

IN
MEMORIAM
ELIZABETH COOPER
DIED 6th DEC.
1927
AGED 78

Elizabeth Cooper, Wife of John, an Agricultural Labourer of Higham 1901 Census

164.   Headstone, Book Type Tablet, Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER
JABEZ COUCHMAN
WHO DIED JUNE 8th 1916
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO MATILDA COUCHMAN
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1931
AGED 83 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO WILLIAM JABEZ REYNOLDS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY MARCH 17th 1960
AGED 57 YEARS
"At Rest"

Book Tablet

ALSO
ETHEL
REYNOLDS
MOTHER
ABOVE
WHO DIED
23rd MARCH
 1962
AGED 75
CREMATED
AT CHARING
ALSO
WILLIAM
GEORGE
OF HER
HUSBAND
WHO DIED
24th AUG.
1953
AGED 76
CREMATED
AT CHARING

Jabez Couchman, Agricultural Labourer, Smith Street, 1881 Census; Labourer, Smith's Cottages, 1891 Census and Roadman, Rural District Council, 1911 Census. 
Married Harriet Buggs at St. Margaret, Rochester in April 1870

195.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA FISHER
FORMERLY OF TENTERDEN
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1893
IN THE 90th YEAR OF HER AGE
"In the Hope of [   ] Resurrection"
ALSO EDITH
BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY BROWN
WHO DIED JULY 21st 1909
AGED 62 YEARS
[   ]
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY BROWN
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ?]
[NOVEMBER] [   ] 1914
IN HIS [69th] YEAR
"Lord, in thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave we now thy Servant Sleeping"

Eliza Fisher, House Keeper to Thomas Solomon at Queen's Farm, 1861 Census

Henry Brown, Office Caretaker at Uralite Works, 1901 Census

176.   Large Plot, Granite Pedestals, Cross, Tablet

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR
YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE
WILLIAM & LOUISA FOWLE
OF BOXLEY, KENT
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1920 AGED 56
ALSO LOUISA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 8th 1953 AGED 85

North Side
ALSO HILDA LAURA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
ARTHUR FOWLE
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 2nd 1932

South Side
BERTHA FOWLE
DIED APRIL 13th 1964 AGED 70
AND LIONEL FOWLE
DIED SEPT. 2nd 1968 AGED 59
BOTH CREMATED

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GRACE ISOBEL
FOWLE
DIED
22nd OCTOBER 1983
AGED 85 YEARS

Arthur Fowle, Master Iron Monger,(Employer) of Darnley Road, Gravesend, 1901 Census; died at his house, "Boxley". Pelham Road, Gravesend.

"Gravesend Reporter", 12th March 1920
"DEATH OF MR A. FOWLE
THE CLOSE OF A USEFUL CAREER
   We regret to record the death of Mr Arthur Fowle of Pelham – road, Gravesend, which occurred on Monday last. Deceased who was 56 years old, had been confined to his bed for about a month.
   The youngest son of the late William and Louisa Fowle of Boxley, Kent, deceased was a partner in the old established firm of Fowle Bros., ironmongers and tool smiths of King street and Parrock street. Deceased leaves a widow, three daughters and a son, for whom sympathy is felt in their bereavement. One of the daughters is Miss Bertha Fowle*, the talented artist, whose works have been purchased by Her Majesty the Queen. Although Mr Fowle did not take a very prominent part in the public life of the Borough, he did useful and appreciated work in connection with various local institutions, and was ready to give his support to any movement for the good of the community. He was a valued member of the Committee of the Gravesend Hospital, and some years ago was a churchwarden of Holy Trinity Church.
   Following a service at St James Church at 12.15 today (Friday) , the interment will take place at Shorne"

* Bertha seems to have specialised in flower paintings, which can be found on the Internet

209.   "Rocks" Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HOWARD FRANCIS
WHO DIED 9th FEB. 1885
AGED 33
"Come unto Me all ye
That Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I
Will give you Rest"

Howard Francis, Cement Manufacturer in Hampshire ? 1881 Census, born Lambeth

207.   Large Pedestal and Cross

East Side

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH ELIZABETH GARRATT
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM GARRATT
DIED AT HILL HOUSE IN THIS PARISH
19th JULY 1897
AGED 85 YEARS

West Side
ROBERT THOMAS GARRATT
DIED AT WOODLANDS, SHORNE
4th MARCH 1874
AGED 23 YEARS

North Side
IN MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JABEZ BLIGH
DIED AT HILL HOUSE, SHORNE
6th FEBRUARY 1894
AGED 55 YEARS

South Side
JABEZ BLIGH
DIED JUNE 19th 1900
AGED 67 YEARS

Hannah Garratt, Widow of William Garratt, Farmer of Woodlands, 1865 Post Office Directory. As a Widow she was living on income from houses, etc., 1881 Census.

Robert Garratt, son of above, no occupation ? 1871 Census

Jabez Bligh, of Woodlands,Water Colour Artist, son in law of Hannah Garratt, 1891 Census
Although his work does not appear to be of the highest rank, it is still for sale today on the Internet.

197.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THOMAS GOFF
BORN [ ] AUG. 1827 DIED 11th DEC. 1895
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS GOFF
BORN [ ] [1820 ?] DIED [ ] AUG. 1913
[AGED 93 YEARS]

Thomas Goff, Game Keeper of 2 Earl of Darnley Cottages, 1881 and 1891 Census, Pensioner, 1911 Census.

183.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMILY EUDORA
WIDOW OF GEORGE GOSSET HILL
WHO DIED AT SHORNE 4th SEPT. 1904
AGED 75 YEARS
R.I.P.

Emily Hill, Death Notice in "The Times"

182.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HOLLANDS
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPT. 24th 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIET HOLLANDS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 21st 1903
"He hath been Mindful of Us"
ALSO
MARTIN HARRY
THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 24th 1889
AGED 22 YEARS
INTERRED IN HALLING CEMETERY

Thomas Hollands, Farmer, Lower Shorne, Kelly's Directory 1903

180.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EBENEEZER HOLLANDS
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1919
AGED 52 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE EBENEEZER
LOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE MAY HOLLANDS
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1951
AGED 81 YEARS
"As thy Day, thy Strength Shall Be"

Ebeneezer Hollands, Farmer, Hop Grower, Green Farm; Holland Brothers, Farmers, Market Gardeners, Graziers, Green Farm, Kelly's Directory 1903, 1913 and 1927

"Gravesend Reporter", March 17th 1951
"HE CELEBRATED TWO SILVER WEDDINGS
DEATH OF MR. E. HOLLANDS OF SHORNE
   The death occurred in Gravesend hospital on Tuesday, after an illness of seven weeks, of Mr. Ebeneezer Hollands, of Green Farm, Shorne. He leaves a son, Mr. Frank M. Hollands, and a daughter Mrs H.C. Loft.
   Born in Halling, he came to live at Shorne in 1896, where his farm, in which Mr Frank Hollands was given a partnership, now covers 270 acres.
   The late Mr Hollands had had an almost unique experience of celebrating two silver weddings. His first wife died in June, 1919, and he married again in March 1921. He was for many years Chairman of Shorne Parish Council, an office now held by his son. He was also Vice – Chairman of the Strood Rural District Council, on which Mr Frank Hollands now serves. He sat on the former Board of Guardians and the Assessment Committee.
   A farmer throughout his residence in Shorne, he held, at the time of his death a prominent position with the Rochester Fatstock Association , and was Chairman of the Gravesend and Rochester Agricultural Association for many years.
   Very keen on shooting, Mr Hollands was considered to be the best marksman in the district, and continued this hobby until a short time prior to his death.
   He leaves also one grandson and one grand daughter and five great grand children. The funeral, at Shorne Church, takes place today (Friday) at 1.45 p. m."

186.   Headstone

IN
LOVING AND
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
EVALINE JANE
THE DEVOTED AND BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR KNIGHTS HOUGHTON
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1902
AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR INFANT SON
JOSEPH ROBERT
WHO DIED APRIL 11th 1902
AGED 22 DAY
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO DOUGLAS JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT GRANTHAM APRIL 30th 1941
AGED 40 YEARS

Arthur Knights Houghton, Baker 1911 Census, Kelly's Directory 1927

200.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEBRANCE
OF
JOSEPH HOUGHTON
WHO DIED APRIL 3rd 1908
AGED 68
ALSO WILLIAM MILLER KNIGHTS
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1889
AGED 81
AND SUSAN KNIGHTS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1892
AGED 88
ALSO EMILY HOUGHTON
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE JOS. HOUGHTON
WHO DIED JULY 31st 1924
AGED 89

Joseph Houghton, Baker, Kelly's Directory, 1882 and 1891; Retired Baker 1901 Census.
According to Allen's "History of Shorne", Houghton was the last Miller to use Shorne Mill. He lived opposite the "Rose and Crown" and was leader of the Primitive Methodists, who to begin with, met in the back of his shop. He bought land in The Street for the Chapel.

William Miller Knight, Paper Maker/ Paper Finisher at St. Neott's, Huntingdonshire, 1851,1861,1871 and 1881Census

Susan Knights was mother of Emily Houghton

165.   Pedestals and Cross

IN
LOVINR MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
ELEANOR JEFFERY
WHO FELL ASLEEP FEBRUARY 22nd 1823
AGED 50 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Eleanor Jeffery, Wife of Joseph, Marine Engineer ? of Milton, 1901 Census

172.   "Cross" Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES
JANE JENSEN
[WHO DIED] JUNE [   ] 1921
AGED 75
"He that Keepeth Israel, Shall
Neither Slumber nor Sleep"

Rear
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH
MARY BURGESS
DIED MARCH 5th 1932
AGED 61

 

203.   Pedestals and Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY KENTISH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1885
AGED 34 YEARS
AND ERNEST INFANT SON OF ABOVE
BORN AUGUST 17th 1885
DIED JULY 9th 1886

Henry Kentish, Gardener of Garden Row, 1881 Census

KNIGHTS see HOUGHTON

193.   Headstone, Curbs and Foot Stone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
LYDIA ANN LINDSAY
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1895
AGED 85 YEARS
"In Thee O Lord have I put my Trust"
ALSO OF JULIET LINDSAY
NIECE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 13th 1908 AGED 66 YEARS
"She is not Dead but Sleepeth"
Luke viii 52
"Until the Day Break and the
Shadows Flee Away"
Cant. 11 7

Lydia Lindsay, Dress Maker at St. Pancras, sister in law to Juliet Stubbings, a Lodging House Keeper, 1861 Census

Juliet Lindsay,
Retired School Mistress in Northamptonshire, born in London, 1901 Census

181.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES MACLEAN, JUNR.
WHO DIED JULY 3rd 1903
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO JEAN MACLEAN
HIS MOTHER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 9th 1926
AGED 81 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

 

MARSHALL see MORRAD

Harriet Marshall, Widow of The Street, sister of Henry Stevens, Agricultural Labourer, 1891 Census

179.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD TAYLOR MASKELL PASSED AWAY 16th JUNE 1909 AGED 46

South Side
ALSO EMMA MASKELL HIS BELOVED WIFE PASSED AWAY1st NOV. 1937 AGED 65

 

198.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ANN MORRAD
WHO DIED [   ] MAY 1892
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF
HA[RRIET] MARSHALL
[WHO DIED [   ] JUNE 1893]
[AGED 77 YEARS]

Ann Morrad, Servant to Richard Parsons of Greenhill House, Cobham, Landed Proprietor, born Cobham,1851 Census, Annuitant born at Luddesdown, 1871 Census, same woman ?

166.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

SE/22545 PRIVATE
FRANK NOBLE
ROYAL ARMY VET. CORPS.
6th OCTOBER 1916
"Gone but not Forgotten"

 

208.   low Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LYDIA MAY ORSBOURN
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1927
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO LYDIA
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1951
IN HER 65th YEAR
ALSO HER HUSBAND CHARLES
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th FEB. 1957
AGED 75 YEARS

Charles Orsbourn, Farm Worker, 1911 Census

196.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN PRATT
WHO ENTERED INTO REST APRIL 7th 1894
AGED 80
ALSO OF
RICHARD PRATT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [MARCH [   ] 1900
[AGED 80]

Richard Pratt, Game Keeper of the Mausoleum at Cobham ? 1881 census

REYNOLDS see COUCHMAN

177.   Granite Block and Curbs

OUR BELOVED
PARENTS
THOMAS RIGDEN
WHO DIED 17th SEPT. 1925
AGED 66
AND HIS WIFE AMY
DIED 3rd DEC. 1963 AGED 84
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
MARGERY GRACE
DIED 21st MARCH 1963 AGED 54
"In Thy Light shall we see Light"

Thomas Rigden, Commercial Traveller, (Ironmongery) of Portland Road, Gravesend 1901 Census

202.   Headstone, Completely Eroded and Foot Stone

C.[   ] S. 1881
[CHARLOTTE SAXTON]
[AUGUST 1881]
[AGED 29 YEARS]

 

168.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT SHEAD
WHO PASSED AWAY
7th APRIL 1920 AGED 51
"In Coelo Quies"
ALSO
IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
EMILY SHEAD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th AUGUST 1933
AGED 66 YEARS

 

190.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

East Side
IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
STANLEY SOLOMON
OF THONG
BORN MARCH 1st 1847
DIED JULY 2nd 1893

West Side
ALSO
MARIE
LOUISE SOLOMON
YOUNGER DAUGHTER
BORN JULY 7th 1874 AT UPCHURCH, KENT
DIED MAY 29th 1906 AT DOORNKOP
INTERRED AT NATAL, S. AFRICA

Stanley Solomon, Farmer of Cheney's Farm 1891 Census

192.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMILY LOUISA
WIFE OF
WILLIAM SIMMONS SOLOMON
OF HILL HOUSE
WHO DIED NOV. 13th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM SIMMONS SOLOMON
HER BELOVED HUSBAND
OF HILL HOUSE, SHORNE
LATE OF BELTINGE, HERNE BAY
WHO DIED AUGT. 22Nd 1917
AGED 75 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Simmons Solomon, Farmer at Herne in 1881 Census, 360 acres, employing 14 men and 2 boys; Retired Farmer at Shorne, 1911 Census

201.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS STONEHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 28th 1872 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 23rd 1905 AGED 68 YEARS
"The Lord will Bless for Ever
Those who His Love have Known
Nor Life, Nor Death can Sever,
The Saviour from His Own"

Thomas Stoneham, Carter at Lower Shorne, 1861 Census

170.   Pedestal, Cross and Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT ERNEST TANNER
NINE YEARS VICAR OF SHORNE
PASSED FROM EARTH
OCT. 12th 1919 AGED 58
"He that Believeth on Me, though
He Die, yet shall he Live"
St. John xi 25

 

194.   Broken Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES THOMPSON
DIED DECEMBER 11th 1898
AGED 61
ALSO ANN THOMPSON
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 13th 1907
AGED 48
"Gone but not Forgotten"

James Thompson, Agricultural Labourer of Mill Hill Cottages 1891 Census

191.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
2nd LT. ARTHUR SIDNEY WELCH R.G.A.
WHO FELL IN ACTION 29th SEPT. 1917
AGED 28
INTERRED IN DUHALLOW CEMETERY, BELGIUM
"Could we have clasped his dying hand,
And hear his last farewell,
It would not have been so hard to part,
With the one we loved so well.
Friends may think we may forget him,
When at times they see us smile,
But they never know the sorrow,
Which that smile hides all the while"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA WELCH
WHO DIED SEPT. 5th 1901
AGED 57
"I heard the Voice of Jesus say, "Come
Unto Me and Rest""
ALSO
GEORGE WELCH
HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 21st 1921
AGED 80
"His End was Peace"

George Welch, died December 1921,Estate Labourer, of 2 Ivy Cottages 1881 Census, Labourer, Earl's Estate, 1911 Census

Arthur Welch, Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery in Hong Kong, 1911 Census

189.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE EDWARD WELCH
DIED 14th ? JANUARY 1921
AGED 47
AND HIS WIFE
ROSA
DIED 6th MAY 1930
AGED 53
"At Rest"

George Welch, died January 1921, Carpenter's Labourer, 1911 Census

 

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