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Monumental Inscriptions of St Nicholas Church, Strood - recorded by D. E. Williams 2014

Introduction

Taken at the start of the 20th century, this photograph will include some of the headstones now in the south west corner and some of the ledger stones which still remain in this general area, and also, some, now destroyed, will be found in the "Typed Manuscript". But many others have also been destroyed, probably about 1960, when the, then, local authority, (which took over maintenance of churchyards), gave grass cutting priority ahead of heritage, not to mention this appropriate and attractive setting of the church, surrounded by 
memorials to it's former parishioners.


ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH FROM THE SOUTH
THE TOWER IS 15th CENTURY, EXCEPT THE TOP STAGE,
WHICH IS LATE 19th CENTURY, (REBUILT FOLLOWING A FIRE).

SECTION A  Interior of Church
Part one: Monuments in the present church. These are all mural monuments, some from the old church which was demolished in 1812.
Part two: Monuments in the old church which were recorded by John Thorpe in the first half of the 18th century. These are probably under the present floor in what was said to be a "crypt", buried under rubble from the old church. I am inclined to think that the "crypt" is simply the space between the medieval floor and the raised floor of the 1814 church. It is significant the Thorpe does not mention a "crypt". Part two includes incomplete inscriptions recorded by Henry Smetham in his History of Strood, (1899), under the present floor. Rubble had been cleared at the entrance so Smetham could get partly into the space.
My thanks to the Vicar, Reverend David Green, Churchwarden, Elaine Ford and Len Feist for their co-operation and friendly welcome.
Appendix - Inscriptions found by Henry Smetham under the floor and published in his "History of Strood",

SECTION B  "TYPED MANUSCRIPT"
This typed manuscript, date unknown, consists, with three exceptions, of monuments which can no longer be found. The three still extant are, the May headstone, which I am including under South West Corner; the Stevens chest tomb, see Churchyard Existing Monuments, and the Fry monument, the latter inside the church, see Interior.
This record seems to be accurate, although not all the ages can be guaranteed to be accurate.
It is also not clear whether some of the monuments are headstones or ledgers.

SECTION C  CHURCHYARD  All Extant Monuments - (South West Corner Group in Separate Section)

SECTION D  CHURCHYARD SOUTH WEST CORNER - 18th Century headstones
These headstones, decorated with carved motifs,e.g. Putti, Urns, St. Michael, etc., have been saved from the destruction which took place, at some unknown date, in the last century, and re-sited in their present position. They were originally probably in the south part of the churchyard. They are mostly quite worn, one is completely eroded.

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Section  A  1-45     Section  B  46-59     Section  C 60-121    Section  D  122-139

Names Index
ACWORTH 160
ALEXANDER 61
ANDERSON 62
ATTERSOLL 63

BAKER 122
BARNES 46
BARROW 1, 41
BARTHOLOMEW 47, 48
BATCHELLER 123
BENNETT 113
BENTHAM 61
BERESFORD 2
BIGGAR 42
BLADEN 64, 65
BLAKE94
BOGHURST 3, 42
BOOTH 34
BOUCHER 66
BOWMER 67, 68
BRADLEY 136
BRIDGE 123
BROMLEY 49, 50
BROWN 69
BRYANT 70, 71
BUCK 72
BULL 63
BULLARD 73
BULMER 74
BURR 124
BUTTLER 75

CAESAR 23, 38
CASTLE 76
CHAPLIN 78, 79
CHARLTON 77
CLARK 80
CLIVE 24
COBB 81
COLE 92
COLES 82
COLLINGS 51
COWELL 83
CRESSWELL 84
CREYE 25
CURLING 4
CURTIS 26

DAVISON 125
DAWES 85
DAY 5, 6
DAY 52
DEACON 86
DIBLEY 87

EATON 53
EDWARDS 54
EVANS 27

FALSHAW 7
FAUNCE 8
FORD 101
FRY 88
FRY 9
FURNER 28

GANDEE 89
GIBBS 10, 90
GIBSON 11
GLOVER 29
GOLDSTON 55, 113
GOODCHILD 65
GOTHER 30
GOUGE 91
GOWER 90
GREGORY 124
GUNSTON 4
GURR 78

HARCOURT 92
HAWKINS 93
HAYES 31
HENMARSH 126
HERMITAGE 5
HILL 94
HIND 32
HODGES 127
HOLLINGDALE 95
HOLWILL 33
HOOD 128, 129
HOOPER 70, 130
HOWES 96
HULKES 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 97
HURLEY 98


JEFFERY 16
JELFE 34

KILLICK 99
KING 91
KNIGHT 100

LAWRENCE 101
LEWIS 35
LINK 102
LOFT 52, 56, 131
MACAULAY 103
MACNAUGHT 78
MARTIN 57
MAY 131
MILLER 104
MILLS 132
MINTER 104
MUNRO 81

NASH 105

PHILLIPS 45
PICNOT 106
PLAY 36
POCOCK 17
PORTER 133
PUCKLE 58
PUNNETT 37

RAYSON 107
RING 108
ROBERTS 20
ROBINSON 18, 59
ROFFWAY 109
ROOK 110
ROOTS 134
RYNOLDS 134

SAKER 46
SHEAFE 19
SHREWBURY 112
SIMCOE 103
SIMMONDS 38, 111
SIMSON 73
SINCLAIR 71
SKILLER? 135
SLAUGHTER 20
STACE 21, 112
STEVENS 22, 96, 105, 113
STROUGHILL 88
STRUTFIELD 136
STURLA 18
SUKEY 99
SUTTON 132

TAPLEY 8
TAYLOR 19, 58
TELFER 61
THOMPSON 101
TURNER 114, 137

VENMAN 39, 44, 45

WALKER 61
WANSTALL 121
WARD 115
WATERMAN 78
WATKIN 123
WATSON 116
WELCH 138
WELLARD 139
WEST 117, 118
WICKHAM 119
WILLIAMS 101
WINCH 120
WOOD 40, 41, 121
WRIGHT 95

Section  A  1-45     Section  B  46-59     Section  C 60-121    Section  D  122-139

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Nicholas Church, Strood - recorded by D. E. Williams 2014

Section A   interior of church.
Part one: Monuments in the present church. These are all mural monuments, some from the old church which was demolished in 1812.

Part two
: Monuments in the old church which were recorded by John Thorpe in the first half of the 18th century. These are probably under the present floor in what was said to be a "crypt", buried under rubble from the old church. I am inclined to think that the "crypt" is simply the space between the medieval floor and the raised floor of the 1814 church. It is significant the Thorpe does not mention a "crypt". Part two includes incomplete inscriptions recorded by Henry Smetham in his History of Strood, (1899), under the present floor. Rubble had been cleared at the entrance so Smetham could get partly into the space.
My thanks to the Vicar, Reverend David Green, Churchwarden, Elaine Ford and Len Feist for their co-operation and friendly welcome.

Appendix - Inscriptions found by Henry Smetham under the floor and published in his "History of Strood",


PART ONE

1.   Marble Tablet, with crest on North wall, west of partition wall across church

IN MEMORY OF
FRANCIS BARROW
OF THIS PARISH, ESQ.
WHO DIED ON THE 18th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1810
AGED 61 YEARS
AND OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 19th DAY OF JULY 1815
AGED 52 YEARS
FOUR CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE DIED IN INFANCY
ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCTOBER 11th 1820 AGED 22 YEARS
GEORGE THEIR YOUNGEST CHILD
DIED APRIL 23rd 1829 AGED 20 YEARS
THE REVD. FRANCIS BARROW THEIR ELDEST SON
FOR XVI YEARS VICAR OF CRANBROOK AND FOR XXVIII YEARS A
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR THIS COUNTY DIED AT CRANBROOK
0N THE 7th FEBRUARY A.D. 1858 AGED 66 YEARS
HIS ONLY SON FRANCIS BARROW, ESQ., M.A.
SOMETIME RECORDER OF ROCHESTER AND JUDGE OF THE
LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COURTS DIED 13th MAY A.D. 1880
AGED 67 YEARS

Francis Barrow was a Surgeon, see wills of Esther Hood and Thomas Hulkes.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 20th December 1808
Francis Barrow, Esquire of Strood.
   On his marriage to Elizabeth, he executed a bond to Messrs. Morrison, Gunning and Hosier, the trustees named in his marriage settlement, for the payment of £1,000 within 6 months of his death.
He directs his executors to raise the sum of £1,000 by the sale of some of his Bank of England stock, to discharge the bond.
   To his wife, for life, the house in which he lives, and meadows and marshland, of ½ acre, in Strood. After her death, the property goes to eldest son, Francis, for ever. If Francis should die in his mother's lifetime, then to all testator's children, then living, for ever, equally shared. Houses in Strood, recently bought from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, occupied by William Baker, Charles Bathurst and John Puckle, to his wife, for life. After her death, then to son George, for ever. If George dies in his mother's lifetime, then as before. To his wife, for life, premises and land in Cliffe, occupied by Hannah and Frances Tadman, which he bought from [ . . . . . ] Daniels, and land and woodland and premises, also occupied by the Tadmans, which he bought from the trustees of Byne ( ? ). After his wife's death, then to his children, as above.
   Also to his wife, goods and chattels, horses, furniture and household goods in his house at Strood.
   Mercy Britcher of Yalding, Spinster, has resided, rent free, in a small house in Yalding, belonging to him and his wife, and supported at their expense. His wife wishes to continue to support Miss Britcher and prevent distress to her if she survives testator and wife. If she does survive she is to have an annuity of £50. His children and executors to allow Miss Britcher to continue living in the cottage, rent free for life.
   Money and personal estate to his wife and friends, Edward and John Peale of Maidstone, upon trust, to invest in Public Funds, dividends to his wife for life. After her death, funds to be transferred to his children at 21. Before they are 21, income to be used towards their education and maintenance.
   To son, Francis, his gold watch ( ? ) jewels by Mudge, with chain and seals. To son George, his gold watch by Jeffereys, with chain and seals.
    His wife and the Peales are guardians of his children, during their minority, and are his executors.
    They are to receive rents and profits of his real estate and personal estate, and use towards the education and maintenance of his children.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Peale, Maidstone, Thomas Wood and Henry Bundock, Strood.
Codicil dated 21st December 1808
To brother John Butler Barrow and his son Henry, £400 of 4% Bank of England consolidated annuities, each.
To niece Elizabeth Barrow, daughter of John, £400 of the same stock.
To nephew Richard Bromley, £300.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Peale, Maidstone, Thomas Wood and Henry Bundock, Strood
Proved 10th September 1811

2.   Marble Tablet on North Wall

M.S.
ROBERTI BERESFORD A. M.
VICARII DE GOUDHURST QUI OBIIT
3rd OCT. A.D. 1736 AETATIS 82nd
PLENUS SANC DIERUM
ET TEMEN SEMPER BEARUS ET FELIX
TAM SIRQULARI MORUM INTEGRITE
CUNCLISQ VIRTITIBUS VITAM SUAM
IN OMNE ILLIUS GRADU ORNOVIT
UR MARTEM VIRI TAN QUAM IMMATURAM
UXOR CHARA AMICIQ OMNES
EX ANIMO DESLEANT

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th April 1736
Rev. Robert Beresford of Rochester Cathedral (Precinct ?)
    To John and Robert Beresford, sons of his late brother, John, and to Beresford and Elizabeth Felton, children of his late sister, Elizabeth Felton, £5 each.
   Rest and residue of money, securities, household goods, bedding and personal estate, to wife Hester, for ever. She is sole executor. Freeholds in Strood, occupied by Richard Wood and [     ] Bartholomew, also to wife, for ever.
Witnesses: J. ( ? ), M. Thurston and Thomas Johnson
Proved 7th December 1736

3.   Marble Tablet on South Wall, west of partition wall across church

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BOGHURST, ESQ.
LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 4th DAY OF JULY 1818
AGED 94 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AT ROCHFORD, ESSEX
ON THE 4th DAY OF MAY 1820
AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated12th December 1809
John Boghurst, Esquire, of Strood
   This is a very dense will of 17 pages, half of which consists of five codicils.
   The main money component is £25,000 in Bank of England Annuities. Little property and land is listed. The beneficiaries of the will are his daughter, Elizabeth Boghurst, nephews Richard and John Boghurst, and their children , if any. Thomas and Elizabeth Fry of Sheerness, he is a Shipwright, (was he a Master Shipwright ? Not specified), their children, William, Thomas, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Frances. (See Fry monument)
   Thomas and Mary Hider, who live next door to Boghurst and their son, Thomas; William Stott of Portsmouth, Mariner and wife Jane, their son and daughter, William and Jane, wife of Francis Jones
   The trustees and executors are daughter Elizabeth, Francis Barrow and Richard Boghurst of Frindsbury. After Barrow's death in 1810 (see monument), he is replace by Phillip Boghurst of Higham.
   Thomas and Mary Hider are to be allowed to continue to live at the house in Strood, rent free.
   They are not allowed to keep a public house, if they do, their legacy is void.
   Some property goes, after Elizabeth's death to John Tilden of Ifield Court for term of 99 years, from this he is to pay an annuity of £200 to nephew John Boghurst, for life.
   He desires Thomas Fry, Junior and his brother William to go to either Oxford or Cambridge Universities and take Holy Orders. Trustees are to assist in this desire. If they refuse, their legacies are affected. Land in this will consists of 3 acres, occupied by Edmund Aldersly, 2 acres occupied by, Henry Waklin (both in Strood) and 8 acres near Gun Lane, Strood, occupied by Richard Freeman.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, James Bridge and Charles Mumford
Witnesses of Codicils
   1: D. B. Lewis, Charles Mumford and George Essell
   2: David Edwards, Curate of St. Nicholas, Rochester, James Bridge and William Hussey 
   3: D.B. Lewis, Thomas Weeks, Bricklayer, Strood and Elizabeth Yowell, Servant to Mr Boghurst
   4: Thomas Nevill, Gardener, Strood and John Scoones, Butcher, Strood 5: D. B. Lewis, Charles Mumford and Thomas Nevill

4.   Marble Tablet on North Wall

TO
THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. WILLIAM CURLING
WHO DIED YE 19th AUGUST 1746
AGED 76 YEARS
AND SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED YE 17th AUGUST 1746
AGED 67 YEARS
CAPT. JOHN GUNSTON
DIED JAN. 8th 1752 AGED 45
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CURLING GUNSTON
SON OF THE ABOVE
SECOND MATE OF THE CALCUTTA
DIED IN INDIA SEPT. 30th 1767
AGED 21
SARAH GUNSTON WIFE OF
CAPT. JOHN GUNSTON
DIED DEC. 10th 1774 AGED 63

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th December 1751
John Gunston, Mariner
   To his mother, Sarah Gunston of Ramsgate, widow, £5. Residue to his wife, Sarah, for ever, she is also executor.
Witnesses: John Martin, Ann Curling and George Gother
Proved 27th February 1752
Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 5th August 1767
Sarah Gunston, Coal Merchant of Strood
   To sisters, Jane Thames, Elizabeth Austen and Ann Hulkes, all of her clothes, equally divided, except her yellow brocade gown, which goes to her God daughter, Sarah Mc Cowan, ("now an infant"). To sister Jane, a diamond ring, "which was my mother's"; to sister Elizabeth, her mourning diamond ring, which she bought as a mourning ring for her father and mother, William and Sarah Curling; to sister, Ann, her 2 rings, one a garnet and the other a small black enamelled mourning ring, for her father. To brother in law, James Hulkes,a five guinea piece; to son John Gunston, her diamond loop ring, to be kept by James Hulkes, until her son is married and then be given to his wife on the wedding day, only if his wife is of "good repute" and is approved of by James Hulkes. If her son does not marry a woman of good repute, or not to the liking of James Hulkes, he will sell the ring and give the money to her son. Also to son John, a silver punch bowl, this to be kept by James Hulkes on the same conditions as above.
   Son John and James Hulkes are executors.
   Rest and residue to son John.
   Witnesses: John Mc Cowan, David Stubley and Mary Stubley
   Proved 17th January 1775
Can we assume that Captain John Gunston was engaged in the coal trade from north east England?

5.   Gothick Tablet, North Side of Chancel Arch

DAVIDUS HERMITAGE DAY
ROFFENSIS ARMIGER
NATUS A.D. MDCCLXXII MORTUS A.D MDCCCXLIII
IN MEMORIAM
VIRI DESIDERATISSMI HOC MONUMENTUM
AMORIS ET PIETATIS SUAE VIDU AC FILLIS
MOERENTES PONI CURAVERUNT
PROPE JACIT VIDUA EJUS
MARIA ANNA
MORTUA ANNO MDCCC11 AETAT LXXXIII
OWNES SUOS MAXIMO SUI DESIDERIO
AFFECTOS RELIQUIT

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 29th June 1842
David Hermitage of Rochester, Banker
   Confirms marriage settlement at marriage to Mary Ann.
   All furniture, plate, except large silver bowl presented to his father by Society of Arts and Sciences) pictures, linen, china and £500 to wife Mary. The silver bowl to eldest son alive at his death.
   Freehold property and leaseholds, residue of personal estate, to his wife and sons Thomas Henry, James and Rev. John Day, upon trust, to pay income to his wife, for life. After her death,to sell freeholds and leaseholds and collect together value of personal estate, for benefit of Thomas, Edward, James and John Day, sons of his son David, when they attain 21 years.
   Life annuities to son Charles and daughter, Penelope, after her death, to her children.
   His wife and sons, Thomas, James and John are executors.
   Witnesses: Meaburn Tatham, C. Procter, 24 Lincolns Inn Fields, Solicitor
Affidavit dated 20th June 1843
   Christopher Procter, sworn and confirms alterations and crossing outs were made before will was signed by testator and witnesses.
Proved 29th June 1843
Power reserved to Mary Ann Day, Widow, James and John Day

6.   Marble Tablet, with Crest, South Wall (See Churchyard)

HOC TABULA POSITA EST
IN MEMORIAM
GULIELMI WILDE DAY, EQUITAS
QUI VIRUS IN DOMO WEST HILL
NOMINATUM LABITOVIT
EX ESSIL SEXTO PRID
KAL. MAI ANN DOM 1844
AET 75

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th October 1840
William Wylde Day, Esquire of Little Hermitage, Frindsbury
   To house keeper, Ann Bond, if with him at time of his death, £40 and mourning; to each servant, £10 and mourning, and wages due. To friend, Robert Henry Bartholomew of New Inn, Middlesex, Gentleman (lawyer), £100; to sister Penelope Hulkes, widow, annuity of £500, for life; also to Ann Bond, an annuity of £10 for life.
   He holds a bond, dated 2nd April 1829, in which William Webb of Cliffe, Miller and Mary Parker of Cliffe, widow, are bound in the sum of £150 and interest. He forgives them and gives them the principal money and interest, his executors will cancel the bond and give it to them.
   He has a promissory note dated 11th June 1832, in which David Day of Meopham, Farmer, is indebted to the sum of £100 and interest, the executors are to cancel this and give the note to Day, who also gets £50.
He has Warrants of Attorney, all dated 2nd October 1840, in which his nephew Edward Day, son of David Hermitage Day, is indebted for the payment of £1,000 and £500 and interest. He now gives the £1,000 to the children of Edward Day, who are living at time of testator's death, shared equally.
   To each of the children of Abraham Guy of Strood, Labourer, who married testator's cousin Lucy Day,as above, £100 shared equally. To [ ] Welch of Sidcup, Blacksmith, who married a daughter of of his cousin, David Day, £50, if Welch dies in testator's lifetime, then to his present wife. To [      ] Reed and [      ] Reed sons of Phoebe Day, sister of David Day, £50 each, to David Reed of Shorne, godson of testator's father, David Day, £30.
   He has an assurance policy with Norwich Union, on the life of Mary Parker, for £100. In case Mary Parker pays the premiums after his death, then money payable to be equally shared amongst her children, then living. If she does not pay premiums, his executors to pay them and the policy goes into his residuary personal estate.
   Trustees are to make investments to provide annuities bequeathed and set aside two sums of £2,000, upon trust, for purposes hereafter explained. They are to invest ultimate residue of money in the Public Funds and collect the interest until James Hulkes, son of his late nephew, James Hulkes, attains 21 years, when the investment will be transferred to him. Trustees are to collect interest from sum of £2,000, invested in same way, until Penelope Hulkes, daughter of the late James Hulkes, until she is 21, when the investment will be transferred to her. The other sum of £2,000 is to be likewise invested until Amelia Hulkes, sister of Penelope, is 21.
   Penelope Hulkes, Robert Henry Bartholomew will stand possessed of his real estate devised to them, upon trust, to invest rents until James Hulkes is 21, when it will be transferred to him.
   Witnesses: Charles May Simmons, Solicitor, Rochester and Stephen Steele, Surgeon of Strood
   Proved 18th May 1843

7.   Double Gothic Arches and Columns on North Wall

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM FALSHAW
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1801
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN FALSHAW 
WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1832
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1790
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS EDWARD HULKES*
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1824
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS WILLIAM HULKES
WHO DIED JULY 28th 1831
AGED 22 YEARS
* See Churchyard
ALSO OF
 ANN HULKES
 DAUGHTER OF
 WILLIAM AND ANN FALSHAW
 WHO DIED DECEMBER 25th 1870
  AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF
 ANN MARIA HULKES
 DAUGHTER OF
 THOMAS EDWARD AND ANN HULKES
 WHO DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1872
  AGED 61 YEARS

Universal British Directory 1795
   William Falshaw, Esq., Collector, H.M. Excise, Rochester
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, dated 28th June 1822
Ann Falshaw, widow of Rochester
   To two friends, John S. Capes, of Cheapside and James Bromley, Senior of Strood, (executors and trustees), all of her stock in the 5% Consols and other public funds and her real and personal estate and effects, upon trust, during the life of her daughter, Ann wife of Thomas Edward Hulkes.
   Trustees to pay daughter annual dividends. After her daughter's death, trustees are to transfer the principal for her daughter's children, as her daughter bequeaths. If her daughter makes no such bequest, trustees will maintain investment, for the benefit of her grand daughter, Ann Maria Hulkes but if she dies without lawful issue surviving, then for benefit of her grandsons, Thomas William Hulkes and Henry Stephen Hulkes in equal shares. But if they died without lawful issue, then trustees to pay her sister, Mary, widow of Stephen Males late of Ellinton, Huntingdonshire, Esquire, £30 annuity for life. After the latter's death, then to the children of her sisters, Elizabeth Wig[ ? ]ton, deceased, and Frances Falshaw, late of Ketterwell, Yorkshire, her god daughter, Ann Capes daughter of John Capes and children of James Bromley, to whom her late husband and herself, stood as god father and god mother. Also to each of her grandsons Thomas William Hulkes and Henry Stephen Hulkes, £1,000 at the death of their mother, Ann Hulkes or at 21 years if sooner, as a token of her regard and affection. They have been well provided for by their "good" grandfather, Thomas Hulkes, deceased.
   To daughter Ann Hulkes, £100 in 3% Consols, her furniture, plate and linen, for life; after her death,
to grandchildren, Thomas William and Henry Stephen Hulkes and Ann Maria Hulkes in equal shares. To each executor, £10. They to make inventory of her plate.
   Witnesses: Esther Baker, J.C. Weekes of Rochester
   Proved 29th September 1832
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th October 1823
Edward Thomas Day Hulkes, Esquire of Chatham
   Mother, Penelope, widow, Richard Foreman and Rev. Alexander Browne, are joint executors.
   Wife Jane to be guardian of children, if she dies or re-marries, the executors will be guardians.
All household goods and furniture, carriage, horses, to Harriett Rawlins. £50 to servant Jane [     ], if she is in his service at his death. All real and personal estate to his executors, upon trust, to pay out of rents, annuity of £300 to wife Jane. A further annuity of £100 for education and maintenance of daughter, Penelope, when she is 21, she is to have annuity of £200.
   Executors can sell some of freeholds at their discretion.
   Witnesses: Charles Thompson, Surgeon, Rochester and Jacob George Bryant, Surgeon
Codicil dated 31st October 1823
   Confirms Rev. Browne as one of executors and trustees.
   Witnesses: George Melin, Assistant Surgeon to the Forces.
Affidavit
   John Simson Bullard is sworn, he was well acquainted with deceased and confirms codicil is in his hand and signature id authentic.
   Proved 15th January 1824
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd December 1823
Thomas Edward Hulkes, Gentleman, Rochester
   His affairs have been in a "deranged state" consequence to his bankruptcy. His estate and interests in various property, real and personal, have been for some time uncertain and undefined. All his estate, chattels, real, personal, money and investments, plate, books, stock in trade, insurance policies, either his own life or others and money due from the Thames and Medway Canal Company, on account of certain lands and premisses (part of his life estate), in a mill and land adjoining in Strood and Frindsbury; his money and credits in the mill, and all other estate, to Samuel Young, Esquire, Solicitor of the City of Westminster, in trust, to permit wife Ann to have rents for life. After her death, upon trust, to share equally amongst his three children, at 21 years of age.
   Wife's legacy not in lieu of Dower Rights or in lieu of settlement made before their marriage. Samuel Young is executor and guardian of his children during their minorities.
   Witnesses: Thomas Thompson, Surgeon, Rochester, Thomas Freeland, Victualler, Frindsbury and G. J. Freeland, Clerk to Mr Gibbs, Strood
   Proved 28th February 1824
Granted to widow Ann, Samuel Young has renounced the probate and execution.
Ann Maria Hulkes Charity
By her will, An Maria Hulkes bequeathed, after the death of her brother Henry Stephen, £3,000 to the Vicar of Strood, Town Councillors and Relief Committee of Strood, upon trust, to be invested and produce used to buy bread, coals, clothing or blankets for the "well conducted" poor of Strood, of all denominations. To be distributed on 19th March and 23rd December, unless Sundays, when the following Monday is substituted.

8.   Ledger on the grass, east of the Chancel, Formerly in the Old Church.  I have no idea how this stone
 came to be outside, it is not weathered at all, suggesting it has not been in the open for any prolonged period.

HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF
THOMAS FAUNCE, GENT.
AND ANNE HIS WIFE
HE DIED MARCH 1st 1735 AGED 74 YEARS
SHE DIED DEC. 24th 1750 AGED 82 YEARS
HERE ALSO REST THE BODIES OF
MR. JAMES TAPLEY
AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE
HE DIED NOV. 25th 1725 AGED 42 YEARS
SHE DIED NOV. 15th 1751 AGED 67 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE BODY OF
JAMES TAPLEY, ESQ.
SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES AND
ELEANOR TAPLEY
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 15th OF JULY 1792
AGED 84 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 5th May 1733
Thomas Faunce, Esquire, of Rochester
   His wife Anne is "amply provided for", from his real estate, already settled on her. His eldest son Thomas, is also "in some measure" provided for by estate, his father and mother have settled on him. Ample provision has also been made for eldest daughter, Anne on her marriage with Robert Milford; some provision has been made for daughter, Judith on her marriage with James Young. The youngest daughter, Margaret is not yet provided for. He makes additional provision for his wife, son Thomas and daughter Judith. In case Margaret survives her husband, in order to make provision for her, he gives to son Thomas, his farm and land called Avery Farm at Allhallows, lately occupied by Richard Phelps, then by [     ] Ketherman, now by [     ] Mitchell, and his other farm at Allhallows, Dagnam Farm, lately occupied by John Mitchell, after by [      ] Gill, now by [      ] Waters; also his third share of land in Halstow, lately occupied by [      ] Whear. Son is to hold farms, upon trust, and to allow his mother to receive rents, etc. After her death, son Thomas to raise out of the farms, by rent, sale or mortgage, and pay off debts; he is also to raise £800 to be paid to his sister Margaret. In case daughter Judith, survives her husband, brother Thomas will raise £500 for her. Thomas is to hold unsold farmland.
   To daughter Judith, a further £500 from his personal estate.
   Residue of goods, chattels and personal estate, after funeral costs, etc., to wife Anne. Any personal estate left after wife's death, to be equally shared between his three children.
   Wife Anne is executor.
   Witnesses: Ann Binskin, Samuel Smith and Henry Barrell
   Proved 27th May 1735
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th December 1784
James Tapley, Esquire, of Loose
   Desires to be buried in the church at Strood, in the same grave as his father and mother.
   To good friend, Thomas Baker, who lives with him, his clothes, and big bedstead and furniture in his room, two pairs of sheets and pillow cases he may choose. He also has other furniture, china and linen in the house, he may choose, and 5 guineas. He also gets an annuity of £20 for life, this comes from the rent of his farm at Harrietsham, occupied by John Eversfield.
   To his two nieces, Eleanor Bentley and Mary King, £100 equally shared, plus another £100 from residue of his real estate. His gold watch to James Stevens of Yalding, whose great aunt gave it to testator. To his servant boy, John Mainwaring, who lives with him, 10 guineas and his silver pint pot, marked "J.T." To good friend, George Gates of Rochester, Gentleman, all his books and 1 guinea to buy a ring in remembrance of him. To the maid servant with him at his death, £5.
   To nephew, Thomas Cable of Strood, Butcher, two pieces of land at Frindsbury, occupied by Thomas Ayres, for ever. To nephew, Laurie Simmons of Gillingham, Yeoman, two pieces of land, occupied by Thomas Cable, for ever. All other property and land, residue of money and personal estate, charged with payment of legacies and annuity, to Thomas Cable, and Laurie Simmons, forever, upon trust. They to sell all that is not money securities, and share equally amongst his late sister's children, Alice Cable, Ann Simmons and Eleanor Stott.
   Witnesses: (? ) Charles, Mary Charles and John Saunders
Codicil dated 27th February 1786
   His late brother in law, John Simmons of Gillingham made testator his executor to sell his real estate and pay his ( ? ) legacies ? Testator has been unable to do this. Now his executors, Thomas Cable and Laurie Simmons, are to sell this real estate and £600 of Tapley's stock and follow John Simmons will. This will left £400 to his son James Simmons and the same sum to Eleanor Bentley and Mary King, (daughters). He also left £450 to son Tapley Simmons. Because John Simmon's real estate has not been sold, Tapley has been unable to pay legacies, but he has paid interest to Eleanor Bentley and Mary King, and considerable sums to Tapley Simmons, as will be found in his accounts.
   Witnesses: John Godden, ( ? ) Baker and Robert Godden
   Proved 26th July 1792

9.   Marble Tablet, North of Chancel Arch

IN A VAULT
NEAR THIS MONUMENT IS INTERRED THE BODY
OF MR. THOMAS FRY
LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT RAINHAM ON THE 25th OF AUGUST 1832
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 10th OF APRIL 1842
AGED 69 YEARS

10.   Marble Tablet, South of Chancel Arch

MELISCENT THE WIFE OF JOHN GIBBS
SOLICITOR
DIED 15th DAY OF JANUARY 1818 AGED59 YEARS
THE DECEASED WAS THE SURVIVING DAUGHTER
OF ROBERT POLHILL A.M. VICAR OF
GOUDHURST AND RECTOR OF SHADOXHURST

11.   Black Marble Tablet, North Wall  Once Included White Marble with Arms

I.S.E.
SAMUEL GIBSON A.M.
ECCLESIAE DE FRINDSBURY QUONDAM VICARIUS
QUAM PROVINCIAM PIA SEDULITATE
ET INTEGRITATE VITAE PER 34 ANNOS ORNAVIT
RELIGIONEM SINE SUCO ET SUPERSTITIONE
DOCTRNAM SINE FAMAE AUCUPIO COLUIT
ORTU SATIS FELIX BENEFICENTIA MAJOR
UTRUMQUE TACERI MALUIT
GRAVTATEM MORUM CUM SUAVITATE COMPOSUIT
PACIS QUOD VIXIT FEMINA LATE SPARFIT
MORIENS AMPLAM MESSEM RECEPIT
AMORUM SATUR (SEPTUAGENARIO PAULO MINOR)
ANIMAM DEO PLACIDE REDDENS FEB. 10th 1724
PRISCILLA FILIA UNICA SUPERSTES ATQUE HAERES
PATRI PARITER AC MATRI CHARISSIMAE PRISCILLAE
IN VITA SIMUL ET IN MORTE CONJUNCTISSIMA
POSUIT
JUXTA CINERES PARETUM ETIAM COLLOCARI
PRISCILLA FILIA VOLIUTE
NUPSIT EA GERGIO GREEN S.T.B.
ECCLESIA DE CLIFFE IN HAC VICUNIE RECTOR
EIQUA DESUNCTO PER ANNOS CONTINNOS 27
VIDUA SUPERFUIT
NATA ES A.D. 1698
DENATA 10th AUG. 1769

GREEN see GIBSON

GUNSTON see CURLING

12.   Marble Tablet, with Crest, South Wall

JACOBUS HULKES
DE CHATHAM ARM.
OC ETAT SUAE 50 JAN. 29th
1821
"Cunctis Ille Bonis Flebilis Occidit"

13.   Marble Tablet, with Crest, South Wall

EDWARDUS THOMAS DAY HULKES ARM.
DECISSET
DIE NOVEMBRIS SECUNDO
MDCCCXXIII
ANNO AETATIS VIGESIMO SEPTIMO

(See Falshaw for Will)

14.   Marble Tablet, with Crest, South Wall

JACOBUS HULKES ARM.
DECISSET DIE APRILIS DECIMO SEPTIMO
MDCCCXXXVI
ANNO AETATIS TRIESIMO PRIMO

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd March 1836
James Hulkes, Esquire, of Little Hermitage, Frindsbury
   This is a long will, mostly concerned with detailed trust rules.
   Desires to be buried in family vault at Strood Church.
   Top wife, Jane, all household furniture and goods, except fixtures, horses, carriages and harness, wines and liquors. She also gets £100. £100 to each of his executors.
   Rest and residue of real and personal estate, to mother, Penelope and Robert Henry Bartholomew of New Inn, London, Gentleman, upon trust. They are to sell this, except Government Securities, to pay debts and legacies, etc.
   They are to pay his widow an annuity of £300, for life, this is in lieu of Dower Rights.
   To such of his daughters who are living, £4,000 each at 21 years. In the meantime, the money to be invested and interest used towards their maintenance and education.
   Rest and residue, including his lathe and fittings, tools, etc., plate, plated goods, pictures, prints, books, bookcase, to trustees, in trust, for son James and any other sons alive at his death or to be born, at 21 years, shared equally.
   He has a brewery business in Chatham, which trustees will discontinue, either wholly or partly, as they think fit.
   Witnesses: Charles May Simmons, Solicitor, Rochester, W.W. Day, Little Hermitage and Edward Egglesden, Coachman to Mrs Penelope Hulkes.
Codicil dated 31st March 1836
   Very technical, trustees can appoint additional trustees.
   Witnesses: W. W. Day and Edward Egglesden
Codicil dated 31st March 1836
   If his mother wishes to take possession of Little Hermitage estate, which he holds under a lease granted by her, she may do so, giving notice in writing, within six months of his death. He now gives mother Penelope all fixtures. All wines and spirits, watches, clocks, chimney ornaments, shells and curiosities, turnery performances by his father and himself also to his mother; she also has all clothes and linen.
   Witnesses: Charles May Simmons, W.W. Day and Edward Egglesden
   Proved 3rd July 1836

15.   Marble Tablet, with Crest, South Wall

PENELOPE HULKES
JACOBI HULKES RELICTA
OB AETAS SUAE 78 MAR 21st
1848

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated, 30th November 1841
Penelope Hulkes of Little Hermitage, Frindsbury
   Desires to be buried in family vault at Strood Church.
   Appoints Robert Henry Bartholomew of New Inn, Middlesex is sole executor, he has £100. To Mrs Mary Packer the Elder of Cliffe an annuity of 4 shillings per week and servant John Coleman gets £10.
   Rest and residue of personal estate and trust estate she may hold to her executor, upon trust. Grand daughters, Penelope Jane Hulkes and Amelia Hulkes, £4,000 each at 21 years.
   Witnesses: Henry Coulter, Chatham and Thomas Dewsberry, Rochester
Codicil dated 19th January 1848
   Her executor has died since she made her will, she now appoints grandson James Hulkes in his place.
   Witnesses: Edward Griffiths, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Ann Reveley ? of Little Hermitage.
   Proved 20th April 1848
Henry Smetham described the Hulkes' tomb in the churchyard as, ".. a substantial tomb, surrounded by iron railings, and shielded from the weather by a zinc covered canopy". . The chest tomb, (sans railings and cover), just south of the tower is the Hulkes family tomb, with the family crest. It is a short distance south of the tower, I assume this is the tomb Smetham is referring to (See Churchyard)

HULKES see FALSHAW (and Churchyard)

16.   Brass Plaque on North Wall

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE JEFFERY
WHO FOR UPWARDS OF 50 YEARS FAITHFULLY SERVED THE PARISH OF
STROOD AS HEADMASTER OF THE BOYS' SCHOOLAND AS
CHORISTER, ORGANIST AND CHOIR MASTER OF THIS CHURCH
DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1915 AGED 71 YEARS
R.I.P.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS

17.   SMALL MARBLE TABLET, NORTH WALL

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD POCOCK
4th SON OF HENRY JOSEPH & ANN POCOCK OF UPNOR
FORMERLY A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR
OF THIS CHURCH
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1875 AGED 23 YEARS
AT CHIWYA IN CENTRAL AFRICA
UPON THE ANGLO – AMERICAN EXPEDITION
TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE
"Doing His Duty Well"

According to Smetham, this monument was erected by the Daily Telegraph.

POLHILL see GIBBS

ROBERTS see SLAUGHTER

18.   Marble Tablet on North Wall

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
VICTOR CHARLES STURLA ROBINSON
1st BATT. ROYAL FUSILERS (LONDON REGIMENT)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE ON THE 16th OF OCTOBER 1918
AFTER FOUR YEARS SERVICE
FOR HIS KING AND COUNTRY
AGED 30
"He fought the fight and kept the faith,
And the Master says," Well Done",
While he gives him the faithful warrior's crown,
And the prize of a race well run"

19.   Marble Tablet with Arms, South Wall

HENRY SHEAFE ATTORNEY AT LAW
DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1752 AGED 59 YEARS
ELIZABETH SHEAFE HIS WIFE DIED
3rd NOVEMBER 1757 AGED 56 YEARS
ROBERT TAYLOR ATTORNEY AT LAW
DIED 17th JANUARY 1762 AGED 44 YEARS
ANN TAYLOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND
DAUGHTER OF HENRY AND ELIZ. SHEAFE
DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1782 AGED 61 YEARS
SARAH SHEAFE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE HENRY & ELIZ.
SHEAFE DIED 17th AUG. 1785 IN THE 51st YEAR OF HER AGE
SARAH SHEAFE ERECTED THIS STONE
TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th February 1752
Henry Sheafe
   Daughter, Ann is sole executor. His body to be buried under his family pew, in a double deal coffin.
   Thomas Taylor to be undertaker. His freehold properties in Kent or elsewhere, not held in trust, to wife, Elizabeth, for ever.
   All leasehold and personal estate for term of leases, household goods, investments, his own money or in partnership with Robert Taylor, and all other monies, to his wife and daughters, Ann and Sarah, equally shared.
   Witnesses: Ann Woodgate, Mary Norman, Mark of Mary Hulkes, Mary Hulkes
   Proved 20th February 1752
Note in Margin, dated 7th December 1827
Will was not administered by Ann Sheafe, now deceased. Her sole executor, sister Sarah did not proved Ann's will,and is also dead, so administration granted to William Nokes of Woolwich, Gentleman, on behalf of John Rugden of Plumsead, Esquire, concerning the Henry Dalyson Charity, (except property in Chatham on 500 year lease, granted to Henry Sheafe on 8th October 1751.) This must refer to property which Henry Sheafe held in trust?
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd May 1757
Robert Taylor
   All real and personal estate to wife, Ann for ever. She is also sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Buck, Matthew Hood and Henry Mitton
   Proved 23th January 1762

20.   Marble Tablet with Crest, North Wall

UNDERNEATH
ARE THE BODYS (sic) OF MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM SLAUGHTER ESQ., OB. 19th DEC.
1704 AET 33 AND MARY THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AN INFANT THIS MARBLE IS PUT
UP IN MEMORY OF THEM BY DAME ELIZ.
ROBERTS THEIR ONLY SURVIVING CHILD
AND WIFE OF SR. WALTER ROBERTS
OF GLASTONBURY IN THIS COUNTY, BART. 1740

William Slaughter, of St. Nicholas, Rochester, was an attorney, and married Mary Venman, of Strood, at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street Hill, London, on 29th April 1697 (Smetham).
   Glassenbury is in the parish of Cranbrook, home of the Roberts family since the reign of Richard II. Cranbrook church contains a Roberts family monument in the form of a genealogical tree, showing many generations.

21.   Metal Plaque on North Wall

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH STACE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 27th JAN. 1908
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS
AND FRIENDS TO COMMEMORATE HIS BEQUEST
OF £950 TO DISCHARGE THE OUTSTANDING
PAROCHIAL DEBT INCURRED UNDER THE STROOD
LOCAL ACT OF 1812 HE ALSO BEQUEATHED
TO THE CITY OF ROCHESTER THE ULTIMATE
RESIDUE OF HIS ESTATE TO BE DEVOTED
TO THE REDUCTION OF THE MUNICIPAL DEBT
"Owe no Man Anything"

22.   Marble Tablet, North Side of Chancel Arch

NEAR THIS TABLET
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
THOMAS STEVENS
LATE OF LAMBERHURST, SUSSEX (sic)
WHO DIED THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1824
AGED 95 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF AUGUST 1800
AGED 65 YEARS
LIKEWISE THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th September 1824
Thomas Stevens of Lamberhurst, Sussex, (sic), Late Senior Alderman of Rochester
   To friends, Thomas Thompson of Frant?, near Sevenoaks, Gentleman, Robert Gunning, St. Mary's Hall, Gentleman and David John Day of Rochester, Gentleman, his freeholds, including farm house and lands in Frindsbury and Higham, occupied by Edward Butcher and his freehold in Rochester High Street, occupied by [      ] and [      ] Gould; his freehold 20 acres in Higham occupied by Thomas Bentley, his freehold called Quarrinton House used as two dwellings, adjoining the "Malthouse Shovel" public house in the east end of Chatham High Street (actually in Parish of Gillingham), occupied by Edward Shrewsbury; three freehold cottages adjoining the "Cossack" public house in Delce Lane, Rochester, occupied by [      ] Wildish and [      ] Broughton and [      ] Goodridge; four freeholds in Maidstone Road and Pleasant Row, adjoining the "Royal George" public house, in Rochester, occupied by Widow Stiles, Frederick West, John Bassham and Edward Landen; freehold adjoining the "Angel" public house, in Strood, occupied by James West; freehold adjoining the "Victory" public house in Strood, occupied by John Wilson and a cottage near the "Falstaff" public house in Highham, occupied by [      ] Arthes, upon trust, during the life of his daughter, Mary, wife of Charles Thompson of Rochester, Surgeon, to pay annual rents to her. After her death, if her husband survives her, then to him for life. After both deaths, then to her daughters, equally shared.
   Brewhouse and house, storehouse, malt house, waterworks, stable, coach house and buildings adjoining brewery, several public houses, freehold and leasehold, in and near Rochester and other parishes in Kent. Of these, one third has been settled on daughter Mary at her marriage. The brew house and dwellings have been mortgaged by him to raise sufficient money, now in the Bank of England Annuities, to provide an annual sum of £800, in the names of his trustees, for benefit of Jon Prentis Henslow, of Rochester, Gentleman, and Frances his wife, (Steven's other daughter). This is in lieu of profits from brewing business, where Henslow was his partner.
   To his trustees, house adjoining brewery, in which he once lived and other house lately occupied by Tadman, now by the brewer or the clerk of the brewery. The furniture of his former house and all contents and freehold and leasehold public houses in and near Rochester, Chatham, Frindsbury, Cobham, Meopham, Luddesdown, Wouldham, Strood and Higham, and other properties not already mentioned, and £2,000 given by him to the funds of the brewery, this to be placed by his trustees in bank annuities, upon trust. They to allow his daughter Mary and husband to live in his old house, for life, and contents of house. Her husband is to carry on brewery business, until two of his younger sons, Charles and Richard Thompson, or other sons are 21. At the age of 14, they are to attend the accounting house of the business and assist there, for which they will be paid £50 per annum, each. Trustees to allow nephew Thomas Chambers, late apprentice to Henry Dixon Edmeades of Strood, Joiner, to have free use and occupation of public house, called the "King's Head" at Upnor, for life, for annual rent of £2.
   Trustees to apply his 3% bank annuities he has at death, towards discharge of mortgage of £26,666 13s 4d and dispose of £2,000 advanced by him to brewery.
   Surplus of two thirds of profits of brewery to Richard and Charles Thompson at 21.
   To servant Charity Baldwin, £200, to servants Mary and Thomas Baldwin, £10 each for mourning; to Thomas Chambers all his clothes.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Thomas Pawley of Lamberhurst, Clothier and Thomas Francis of Lamberhurst, Carpenter
   Proved 15th March 1826
   Robert Gunning and David Day have renounced execution of will
Thomas Stevens built Gadshill Place, at Higham, which was later the home of Charles Dickens. Mayor of Rochester, in 1787 and 1801, his signature included his title, "Mare of Rochester" !

TAYLOR see SHEAFE

 

PART TWO Monuments in the old church, recorded by John Thorpe in the early 18th century and published by his son in Registrum Roffensis, 1769.

BOOTH see JELFE

23.   Ledger Stone in the Chancel

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOSEPH CAESAR AND MARY HIS WIFE
HE HAD ISSUE BY HER NINE CHILDREN
VIZ. AUGUSTINE, ELIZABETH, JULIUS,
MARY, TITUS, TIBERIUS, CAROLINUS,
CATHERINE, FRANCES
HE DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1668
AETAT SUAE 41
SHE DIED APRIL 10th 1701
AETAT SUAE 68
LIKEWISE HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JULIUS CAESAR
SON OF JOSEPH AND MARY CAESAR
WHO DIED APRIL 29th 1712
AETAT 55

CAESAR see SIMMONDS

24.   Ledger Stone in the Nave, near Belfry

HERE LYETH
INTERRED THE BODY OF
JANE CLIVE
THE WIFE OF MR. RICHARD CLIVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 30th 1700
AGED 52 YEARS
"In Briefe, to speak thy praise let this suffice,
Thou wast a wife most loving, modest, wife,
A pious woman, to thy neighbours kind,
A worthy mistress, and of a liberal mind."
HERE ALSO
LYETH THE BODY OF
SARAH CLIVE
THE WIFE OF
RICHARD CLIVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF JUNE 1721

25.   14th Century Ledger, incised effigy of a woman praying , North Aisle

KI: PVR: LALME: MARIOBE: E: JOHAN: CREYE: PRIERACIS: VINS: IVRUS: DE: PARDVN: AVERA:

26.   Ledger Stone in Chancel

HERE LYETH ROBERT AND MARGARET
CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND MARY CURTIS
ROBERT                   MARCH THE 8th 1712
                                    DIED
MARGARET                 OCTOBER THE 31st 1720

27.   Ledger Stone, North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIANOR EVANS LATE WIFE OF
WILLIAM EVANS OF WINDSOR, GENTLEMAN
SEPT. 16th 1705
AGED 77

28.   Ledger Stone in the Nave

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM
THE SON OF
WILLIAM FURNER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1712
IN THE 19th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF
SUSANNA
THE WIFE OF THE SAID
WILLIAM FURNER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF SEPTEMBER 1712
IN THE 48th YEAR OF HER AGE
HERE LIETH ALSO THE BODY OF
MR. WILLIAM FURNER SEN.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF MAYMANO DOM 1722
AGED 65

P.C.C. Will , dated 13th May 1721
William Furner, House Carpenter
   He wishes to be buried in the church as near to his son, William, as possible.
   £5 to the poor people of Strood, not receiving parish alms, to be distributed on the day of his funeral or following Sunday.
   To his wife, Mary, an annuity of £20, or life, this is payable from Richard Tassell, her son ,pursuant on a bond made by Richard Tassell, her former husband, before their marriage. Richard Tassell Junior as his father's executor is responsible for this annuity.
   Also to his wife, for life, his half share in a water mill in Strood, now occupied by Reginald Head. To his two grandsons, William and John Fidge, his leasehold farm called Sheppard's in Sheldwich, occupied by Moses Easter. Furner holds this farm on a lease from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. If both grandsons die before they are 21, then to his kinsman, William Stott, for the remainder of the term. His little property near Faversham, occupied by Thomas Merritt, to the above grandsons, for ever. If both grandsons have no lawful issue, then to William Stott, for ever. Also to the above grandsons, his leasehold in Strood, known as "Noah's Ark" and another small leasehold adjoining, occupied by Widow Gardin ?. If the above grandsons die before they are 21, then to their brothers, George and Michael Fidge.
   His kinsman William Stott will receive rents from the properties until grandsons are 21.Stott is to use the money for the education and clothing of William and John Fidge. Any surplus to testator's daughter, Ann Fidge, mother of the above grandsons. If Ann dies before William and John, then Stott is to retain money until William and John are 21 and then pay it to them.
   To William Stott, who now lives with the testator, testator's own dwelling house in Strood and five small properties adjoining, occupied by himself, Henry Netherwood, Sarah Hills, Stephen Trygellins ?, George Trumbull and Jasper Riddle, for ever. He desires Stott not to sell or mortgage any part of these properties. His wife can live in his dwelling house, with Stott, rent free, for six months after his death, or as long as his wife and Stott agree.
    Also to William Stott, his little property opposite the "Angel" in Strood, occupied by James Swift, for ever. Stott must keep properties in good repair. The last property is charged with the payment of an annuity of 40 shillings to the Minister of Strood, for ever, towards the Charity School in Strood, for as long as it continues. If it closes, then the Minister will use the money on bread for 20 of the most needy of the poor widows, or other people of Strood, not receiving parish alms. If the money is not paid, the Minister has power to recover the money.
   Also to William Stott, two leasehold properties in Strood, occupied by Thomas Mitchell and Robert Hunt. To kinswomen, Jane and Elizabeth Furner, eleven small properties in Rivers Ally, in Rochester High Street, occupied by Anthony Swansbury, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Cooper, Edward Wetherly, Evan Jones, William Atkins, Amy Verrill, John Price, John Hitch ?, Thomas Blewitt and John Clarke. Also to his kinswomen, three properties in Cage Lane, Strood, occupied by Joseph King, Robert Henderson and Susannah Dye, for ever.
   To William Paget of Cobham, his horse and furniture, to Mrs Elizabeth Paget, his wife, a gold ring of 20 shillings value, to their four children, Elizabeth, Mary, Thomas and Tassell, £5 each. To his son and daughter in law, Richard and Elizabeth Tassell, eac a gold ring of 20 shillings value. To his very good friend and kinsman, Thomas Dobson and Mary, his wife, each a gold ring of 20 shillings value. To Edward and John Dobson, £10 each. To his good friend, Thomas Winter, a gold ring, value 20 shillings.
   His executor is to receive rents from his freeholds for one year to pay debts, funeral costs, legacies, etc., his stock in trade, household goods and personal estate to be valued and sold. Executors to pay residue to William and John Fidge, Ann their mother, Elizabeth and Jane Furner and William Stott in equal shares. William is sole executor. Nominates Rev. C. Parfect and Henry Pooley as overseers of the will, desiring them everything is done properly, according to his will. They have 5 guineas for their trouble, from his personal estate.
   Witnesses: Susanna Wharam or Whaham? And William Clarke, Junior
Codicil dated 26th May 1722
   Regarding the legacy of 40 shillings from a property occupied by James Swift, he has disposed of this property sine making the will. Now the money will come from the three house in Cage Lane for the same purpose. The school will particularly teach the poor children knowledge and practise of the Christian Religion of the Church of England.
   Witnesses: Robert Stunt, Henry Sheafe and Henry Jackson
   Proved 20th May 1722

29.   Brass with effigies of a Man and three Women, in the Nave

HIC JACENT THOMAS GLOVER, AGNES, ALICIA & JHNA, UXES EJS. QI.OBIIT XIII DIE MES FEBRUARII ANO DNI MCCCXLIIII QRO AIAB PPICIETEUR DEUS AMEN

30.   Black Marble on North Wall

NEAR THIS PLACE
LIETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DAUGHTER OF
CAPT. JAMES GOTHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF OCTOBER 1695
AGED 25 YEARS

31.   Two Small Stone in the Nave

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS HAYES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th DAY OF MAY
ANNO DOM 1693
AGED 65 YEARS

NEAR THIS PLACE
LYETH THE BODY OF
BETHIAH
THE WIFE OF
THOMAS HAYES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th DAY OF APRIL 1690
AGED 52 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 9th May 1693
Thomas Hayes, House Carpenter of Strood.
   He gives to his children, John and Elizabeth Hayes, all his property in Strood, known by the name or sign of "The Sadlers Arms", occupied by [      ] Clench, and his other property, on condition that, one year after his death, they sell the properties; the money to be added to his personal estate.
   To son, Thomas, 5 shillings, To grandson, Thomas, son of Thomas, £15, to his two sisters, testator's grand daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth, £5 each. The latter legacies to be paid when they are 20 years old. To daughter, Elizabeth, all of her late mother's clothes. After debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid, a sum, not exceeding £100, from his his personal estate to be divided between his children, John, James and Elizabeth, half to John and James, and half to Elizabeth. If his estate can not raise the £100 to be divided amongst his children, the the sum will be £50, the legacies of £5 and £15 before given shall be less or half ?
   His children, John, James and Elizabeth are his executors. He desires George Lattenden of Frindsbury, Yeoman, to be Overseer of the will and to assist his executors.
   Witnesses: James Hayes ?, Samuel ? and John ? Walsall

32.   Ledger Stone in the South Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ROSE
THE WIFE OF
THOMAS HIND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF OCTOBER 1722
AGED 70 YEARS

33.   Ledger Stone in the North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
SAMEUL HOLWILL
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
AND TWO CHILDREN
EDWARD AND ELIZABETH
HE DIED JUNE 21st 1699
AETAT SUAE 75

34.   Ledger Stone in the Nave

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY JELFE
DAUGHTER OF
MRS. MARY JELFE
OF THIS PARISH WIDDOW
WHO DYED THE 2nd OF MARCH 1673
AGED 23 YEARS
AND ALSO THE BODY OF
MR. FERD. BOOTH
LATE MINISTER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DYED THE 4th OF FEBRUARY 1679
AGED 35 YEARS
AND ALSO THE BODY OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED
MRS. MARY JELFE WIDDOW
WHO DYED THE 2nd OF MARCH 1679
AGED 63 YEARS
AND ALSO THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED
MR. BOOTH
AND PRISCILLA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 18th OF APRIL 1680
AGED 4 YEARS

35.   Ledger Stone in the Chancel

UNDER THIS STONE
LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM LEWIS
SONE OF
WILLIAM LEWIS
DEPUTY VICTUALLER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF MAY 1639
AETATIS SUAE ...3... ANNORUM

36.   Ledger Stone in the South Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY PLAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th DAY OF JANUARY 1711
AGED 54
AND ALSO HER HUSBAND
JOHN PLAY
WHO DEPARTED THE
12th DAY OF MAY 1699
AGED 73

37.   Ledger Stone in the Chancel

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DOROTHY PUNNETT
THE WIFE OF
CAPT. THO. PUNNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF JANUARY 1713
AGED 67 YEARS

38.   Ledger Stone in the North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
STEPHEN SIMMONDS
LATE GUNNER OF
HER MAJESTY'S SHIP
BRITANNIA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. THE 23rd 1703
AETAT SUAE 72
AND THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
THE DAUGHTER OF
JOSEPH AND MARY CAESAR
HE HAD BY HER SEVEN CHILDREN

39.   Ledger Stone with Arms, in the North Aisle

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
CHRISTOPHER VENMAN, GENT.
WHO DIED JUNE THE 17th 1710
AGED 41

40.   Tablet with Arms on North Wall

NEAR THIS PLACE
LYETH INTER'D THE BODY OF
CAPT. ROBERT WOOD
OBIIT 12th MARCH ANNO 1686
ALSO THE BODY OF
ANN WOOD
HIS WIFE
OBIIT 29th JAN.ANNO 1702 AETAT 76

41.   Inscription over door in North Wall of Chapel South of the South Aisle

THIS CHAPEL WAS BOUGHT AND REPAIRED BY CAPT. ROBERT WOOD ANNO DOMINI 1705

Appendix - Inscriptions found by Henry Smetham under the floor and published in his "History of Strood",

42.   Altar Tomb?

ROBERT BIGGAR
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1806
(No age recorded by Smetham)
MARY
WIFE OF
JOHN BOGHURST
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1794
AGED 84 YEARS

43.   Ledger Stone, Partly cover by "brick furnace"

WILLIAM BARROW
LIEUTENANT OF HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY
SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BARROW
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1772
AGED 27 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st march 1772
William Barrow, Gentleman, late lieutenant of H.M.S. Sloop "Hound"
   His house to his wife, Elizabeth and "honoured mother, Elizabeth, widow, for life. After death of survivor, then to his brothers and sister, Francis, John and Elizabeth wife of Richard Bromley, equally shared. His mother is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Craddock, William Twopenny and William Twopenny, Junior
   Proved 22nd June 1772

44.   Ledger Stone

JOHN VENMAN, SENR.
OBIIT 25th NOVEMBER 1703
AETAT 32

Smetham states "Christopher" but it is John in the Register, (buried at the end of November) and the will (below) confirms this identification. The Senior is problematic, no son appears in the will, perhaps he was dead, although one is more likely to have this suffix if both father and son were alive; if there was a son he would have been a child, if so, would the suffix apply? One might not expect a shipwright to be buried inside the church, but House Carpenter, Thomas Hayes, was buried in the nave. Also, what is the relationship between John and Christopher Venman, Gent.?
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 11th October 1703
John Venman, Shipwright of Strood.
   His wages, ready money and all household goods and personal estate, to his wife, Jane, for ever. Jane is sole executor and guardian of his daughter, Mary.
   Witnesses: John Exabee and Richard Sheafe
   Proved 9th December 1703

45.   Ledger Stone, with Arms

WILLIAM PHILLIPS, GENT.
SARAH HIS WIFE
SHE WAS FORMERLY WIFE OF
CHRISTOPHER VENMAN

Sarah Phillips Charity
I am assuming this is one and the same Sarah Phillips ?
   By her will dated 24th June 1740 she bequeathed £188 18s 3d Old South Sea Stock, to the Minister, Churchwardens and Overseers of Strood, upon trust. They were to spend dividends on bread to be distributed, on the donor's birthday (8th November) to most industrious poor of Strood, not receiving parish alms, as trustees think fit. The South Sea Annuities were paid off on 22nd March 1855 and the money converted into £198 3s 7d Consols at per annum income of £5 18s 10d. The sum bequeathed by Phillips was originally £50, which was due to parish after the death of her nephew, William Pearson, who died about 1747 but the money was not paid over to the parish until 1778.


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Section B   "TYPED MANUSCRIPT"
This typed manuscript, date unknown, consists, with three exceptions, of monuments which can no longer be found. The three still extant are, the May headstone, which I am including under South West Corner; the Stevens chest tomb, see Churchyard Existing Monuments, and the Fry monument, the latter inside the church, see Interior.
   This record seems to be accurate, although not all the ages can be guaranteed to be accurate.
   It is also not clear whether some of the monuments are headstones or ledgers.

46.   [1]   

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. MARK BARNES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JULY 1803
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
TWO CHILDREN WHO
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO
THOMAS R. SAKER
WHO UNFORTUNATELY WAS LOST IN
1834
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
MARIA WIFE OF BOTH THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 17Th 1850
IN HER 75th YEAR
ALSO
MARK AND ANN BARNES
GRANDCHILDREN OF THE ABOVE

47.   [2]   

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF JULY 1774
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF OCT. 1776
IN THE 76th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th NOV. 1788
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES BARTHOLOMEW
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JAMES AND SARAH BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 19th OF JUNE 1823
IN THE 82nd YEAR OF HER AGE

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 10th September 1764
James Bartholomew, Shop Keeper of Strood
   To sons James and William, his freehold house in Strood, equally shared, for ever.
   To daughter Frances Bartholomew, a damask table cloth and six damask napkins. All other goods and chattels, real and personal estate not already bequeathed, to his wife Sarah, for life, but she can dispose of as she thinks. She is sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Dourett, Mary Dourett and J. Bowes
   Proved 21st September 1774
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 12th September 1774
Sarah Bartholomew, Widow of Strood
   She is "aged, sick and infirm". To daughter, Sarah, wife of Francis Baker of Rochester, half of her clothes. To son James, all his father's clothes; to son William, one guinea. All household goods, shop goods, ready money, debts, bonds, securities and all real and personal estate, not already bequeathed, to daughter Frances Bartholomew, for ever. Frances and William Bartholomew are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Peachy and J. Bowes
   Proved 4th March 1777 Power reserved to son William
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd April 1816
Frances Bartholomew, Spinster of Maidstone
   To nephew, Robert Henry Bartholomew, of New Inn, Middlesex, Gentleman, half of her bank annuities, in trust, for niece Ann Tennent. To niece Frances Skiller, £20; to niece Frances Jarrett, £20 and clothes, household linen and furniture. To nieces Elizabeth and Bronell Tennent, daughters of her niece Ann Tennent, £10 each, if there are adequate funds after funeral costs etc. To Elizabeth Woodham of Maidstone, Spinster, £10.
   Residue to Robert H. Bartholomew, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Caroline Burgess and Thomas Freeland
Codicil
   To each of her nieces, £10
   Affidavit, 5th December 1823
Thomas Hobbs of Rochester is sworn, he was well acquainted with testator's hand and confirms that codicil is in her handwriting. Frances Austin Bartholomew of Rochester also confirms handwriting is authentic.
   Proved 9th December 1823

48.   [3]   

IN MEMORY OF
ANN BARTHOLOMEW
WIDOW OF
WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DIED THE 23rd DAY OF DEC.
IN THE 81st YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF
ANN TENNENT
WIDOW & DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 8th OF DECEMBER 1831
AGED 62 YEARS

Bennett see Stevens

49.   [4]   

TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO DIED ON THE 12th OF MAY 1829
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARGARET SARAH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF APRIL 1842
AGED 67 YEARS

50.   [5]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD FOORD BROMLEY M.D.
SURGEON, R.N.
DIED 29th JUNE 1836
AGED 69 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 26th August 1820
James Bromley, Gentleman of Rochester
   Wife Margaret and son James Hither are executors. His house in High Street, Strood, lately occupied by Mary Kingsnorth, widow, now unoccupied, to wife and son James, upon trust, they are to sell and hold money in trust.
   Furniture, and all household contents and his watches, to wife, for ever. She also gets all silver plate, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or second marriage, then equally divided(by weight) among his children. Wife also gets £80.
   All money from sale of property and residue of personal estate and effects, after payment of debts, funeral, etc., to wife and son James, upon trust. They are to invest money in Public Funds and to pay interest to wife for maintenance and education of their children, as long as she remains his widow. After her death of re-marriage, then to other executor, upon trust. Money to be transferred to children at 21 years of age or marriage of daughters, and to their lawful issue, equally divided.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Attorney, Rochester, George Osborn and Jane Lewis
   Proved 2nd December 1829
   Testator "late of Strood". Wife and son James, both of Strood.
   Value of goods and chattels less than £200.

51.   [6]   

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE COLLINGS
HUSBAND OF
MARY COLLINGS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 19th 1795
AGED 41 YEARS

52.   [7]   

HERE LIETH
MRS ELIZABETH DAY
THE WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
OF THE PARISH OF CHALK
SOLE DAUGHTER OF
HENRY & ELIZABETH LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED SEPT. THE 17th 1764
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO PENELOPE
SECOND WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
DIED OCT. 15th 1785
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA
THIRD WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
DIED FEB. 21st 1808
AGED 73 YEARS

53.   [8]   

[      ]
ALSO
OF THE ABOVE NAMED
MR MICHAEL EATON
WHO DIED AT BOULOGNE, FRANCE
THE 6th OF AUGUST 1848
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE

54.   [9]   

IN MEMORY OF
MARY EDWARDS
WHO DIED MAY 29th 18003
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF
EDWARD EDWARDS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1817
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA
WIFE OF
EDWARD EDWARDS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOV. 14th 1852
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD EDWARDS
WHO DIED JAN. 11th 1880
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF
EDWARD KNIGHT EDWARDS
SON OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD & REBECCA EDWARDS
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1842
AGED 8 YEARS

55.   10]   

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE GOLDSTON
WHO DIED THE 13th OF MAY 1804
AGED 70 YEARS

GOLDSTON see STEVENS

56.   [11]   

HERE LIETH
THE BODIES OF
TWO SONS OF
HENRY & ELIZABETH LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
HENRY THEIR FIRST
DIED 27th OF MAY 1732
AGE 15 MONTHS
HENRY THEIR SECOND
DIED 28th OF FEBRUARY 1762
AGED 24 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
HENRY LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 18th OF NOV.1773
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 28th OF MAY 1779
AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 2nd February 1765 & 4th July 1775
Henry Loft, Collar Maker
   To wife Elizabeth, all of his estate, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Barton, Martha Mitton and Henry Mitton
   Proved 6th December 1773

Elizabeth Loft, Widow
   To Sarah Loft of Dartmouth (sic), Kent, Spinster, niece of late husband, Henry Loft, £160 Bank of England Annuities. To Mary Kempton, wife of John of Dartford (aforesaid), Plumber, another niece of late husband, £140 of same annuities. To Elizabeth Hawkings, wife of Edward of Dartford, Yeoman, another niece of late husband, £140 of same annuities, and white callico bed quilt. To cousins Abraham and John Hosmer, sons of cousin, Abraham Hosmer, (deceased).late of Strood,
   £50 of the same annuities at 21 years.
   All of her clothes and plate, except silver tankard, to Sarah Loft, Mary Kempton and Elizabeth Hawkings, equally shared.
   To Hester Alexander of Strood, Spinster, £10. Rest and residue, after expences, to son in law, David Day of Frindsbury, Gentleman; Day is also executor.
   Witnesses: James Hulkes and William Twopenny
   Proved 13th June 1779

57.   [12]   The part of this inscription to Charles Martin reads as if it were inside the church, why otherwise
                       the reference to the churchyard ?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA MARTIN
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
MR. CHARLES MARTIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1844
AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SARAH MARTIN
WIFE OF
ME. CHARLES MARTIN
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 19th OF JULY 1853
AGED 48 YEARS
IN A VAULT IN THIS CHURCHYARD
LIE THE REMAINS OF
CHARLES MARTIN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 21st DAY OF MARCH 1868
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE

58.   [13]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PUCKLE
WHO DIED 23rd OF OCTOBER 1792
AGED 61YEARS
ALSO MARY PUCKLE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd OF NOV. 1792
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR
WIFE OF JOSEPH TAYLOR
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st OF AUG. 1827
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR. FREDERICK PUCKLE
WHO DIED 29th OF MAY 1838
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR. JOHN PUCKLE
WHO DIED 13th OF AUG. 1848
AGED 88 YEARS

59.   [14]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ROBINSON, JNR., ESQ.
LATE OF BOULTON STREET, PICCADILLY
WHO DIED 12th JUNE 1823
AGED 43 YEARS

SAKER see BARNES

TAYLOR see PUCKLE

TENNENT see BARTHOLOMEW

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Section C   CHURCHYARD  All Extant Monuments - (South West Corner Group in Separate Section)


ST. NICHOLAS FROM THE NORTH EAST.
A VERY UGLY MODERN EXTENSION IS ATTACHED TO THE NORTH WALL AND ORIGINAL? VESTRY.  NORTH OF THE CHURCH, IS A LARGE, BLEAK AREA OF GRASS, ORIGINALLY CONTAINING MANY MONUMENTS, WHICH WERE ALSO DESTROYED, UNRECORDED

60.   [1]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM ACWORTH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 10th 1865
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO
EDWARD JOHN ACWORTH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 4th 1846
AGED 15 MONTHS
ALSO
MARY ACWORTH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 31st 1885
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. WILLIAM ACWORTH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 19th 1886
AGED 82 YEARS

1855 & 1865 Post Office Directories William Acworth, Tallow Chandler of Strood

Principal Probate Registry Index William Acworth, formerly of Paddock Terrace, Chatham, late 7 Roebuck Road, Rochester, Gentleman. Administration granted to William Acworth of Gravesend and Joseph Acworth of Chatham, both Tallow Chandlers, Value of effects, £793 18s 4d; re-sworn in 1887, £916 18s 4d

61.   [2]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT ALEXANDER
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 17[   ]
IN THE [    ] YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ROBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED APRIL[    ] 1781 ]
[Infant]
ALSO MRS. ANN ALEXANDER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [   ]
OF FEBRUARY 178[3] AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO ROBERT ALEXANDER
HUSBAND OF [    ] SARAH ALEXANDER
WHO DIED 12th DECEMBER 1798 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH TELFER ALEXANDER
WIFE OF THOMAS ALEXANDER
WHO DIED THE [ ] OF OCTOBER 181[3]
AGED [30] YEARS
ALSO HESTER SISTER OF THE ABOVE
ROBERT ALEXANDER
WHO DIED [    ] OF DECEMBER 1818
AGED [85] YEARS
ALSO SARAH ALEXANDER BENTHAM
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
ROBERT ALEXANDER
WHO DIED THE [    ] OF AUGUST 1858
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM WALKER BENTHAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH ALEXANDER BENTHAM
WHO DIED THE [ ] OF MAY [1862] AGED [8]0 YEARS

1855 Post Office Directory  William Walker Bentham, Agent for Lloyds
1861 Census William Walker Bentham a Notary Public
Principal Probate Registry Index  
William Walker Bentham, late of Rochester, administration to Charles Alexander Bentham, Edgware Road and Bryan Bentham of Rochester, sons, value under, £4,000

AMOS see BOWMER

62.   [3]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. ISAAC GEORGE ANDERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY [    ] [1862]
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH ANDERSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER [    ] 1868
AGED 7[2] YEARS

Wright's Directory, 1838, and1851 Census  
Trunk Maker/Hardware Man

63.   [4]   Headstone

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
HENRY BULL ATTERSOLL
WHO DIED JUNE 6th 1885
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ATTERSOLL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1895
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
H. B. ATTERSOLL
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1902
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO SARAH LYDIA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ATTERSOLL
WHO DIED APRIL 6th 1917 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ETHEL KATE
TWIN SISTER OF
ALICE MAUD
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1892
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO ALICE MAUD
TWIN DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH ATTERSOLL
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1875
AGED 1 YEAR AND 10 MONTHS

Principal Probate Registry Index Henry Attersoll was Landlord of the "Victory" public house for several decades. Son William took the pub over for a brief period.
   Henry Attersoll effects amounted to £1,768 18s. Administration was granted to widow, Sarah and son William, Licensed Victualler.
   William Attersoll was of Fairlawne, Maidstone Road, Rochester, former licensed victualler. Effects were valued at £2, 345 12s 10d.Administration to widow Sarah and William Henry Dakers, Rent Collector and George Walker, Ironmonger.

BENNETT see STEVENS

BENTHAM see ALEXANDER

64.   [5]   Incomplete Ledger

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT BLADEN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 5th 1861
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO CORNELIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1862 AGED 54 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 3 SONS AND 2 DAUGHTERS
ROBERT BLADEN
WHO DIED [    ] 18[37]
AGED [ 3 ] YEARS
THOMAS BLADEN
[ WHO DIED ]
[ AGED [      ] YEARS]

1861 Census Robert Bladen,Sail Maker of Rochester
Principal Probate Registry Index  
Robert Bladen, effects under £450, administration to widow Cornelia

65.   [5b]   Part of Ledger (Missing parts never cut)

GEORGE BLADEN
WHO DIED [OCTOBER [ ]18[37]
AGED [ 3 ] YEARS
CORNELIA NEWNHAM
WHO DIED [    ] 18[    ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ANN SARAH GOODCHILD
WHO DIED [    ] 18[    ]
AGED [    ] YEARS

66.   [6]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOUCHER
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF DECEMBER 1841
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN ELIZA BOUCHER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF JUNE 1863
AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th August 1841
William Boucher, Saddle Maker of Rochester
   To daughter Ann Boucher one third of his linen, china, glass, wines, fuel and household goods; to wife Ann Eliza, the rest of his household goods, any dispute to be settled by his executor.
   To Edward Ross of St. Margaret's Bank, Rochester and John Foord of Rochester, Plumber, Painter and Glazier, all of his premisses in Rochester High Street, in his own occupation, and Insurance Policy in Equitable Assurance, London, for £500, also mortgage debt of £2,012 2s 5d, with interest, by indenture dated, 12th October 1838 between Mary Grace Tadman the1st part, himself the 2nd part and Robert Matson , Henry Crawter and William Stunt the 3rd part and by several warrants of attorney, upon trust. Trustees to sell his house and with policy money etc., to invest in Public Funds and pay his wife annuity of £20 for life. He leaves his wife a sum sufficient to produce annuity of £50 for his mother in law, Sarah Boucher, "now living with Mr Gideon Davis of Chatham, for her life.
   Rest and residue of effects and personal estate to son Thomas, who will pay funeral costs, etc.
   Edward Ross and John Foord are executors.
   Witnesses: Charles May Simmons, Solicitor, Rochester and Mary Blake, 67 Albany Street.
   Proved 17th December 1841

BOWES see Appendix

67.   [7]   Ledger


VARIOUS LEDGERS FORMED INTO A PATH (TO ENCOURAGE MORE WEAR ? !)
SOUTH EAST OF CHURCH, PROBABLY CLOSE TO ORIGINAL SITES

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ISAAC BOWMER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th DAY OF JANUARY
1840 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th DAY OF FEBRUARY
1849 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES BOWMER
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF OCTOBER
1840 AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. ELLEN AMOS
THIRD DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE BOWMER
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
ISAAC AND ELIZABETH
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1870
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE BOWMER
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1889
AGED 80 YEARS
BURIED IN HORNE CHURCHYARD, SURREY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 23rd November 1832 and 4th September 1830
Isaac Bowmer, "Gentleman" of Rochester
   To wife Elizabeth, £100 and free use of his household goods and furniture, for life. After her death, to daughter, Esther, wife of James Hall, Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jane Bowmer, equally shared.
   Also to wife, all clothes and household provisions, also dividends from investments, for life. After her death, then to son James £50 and residue of money to his children, Esther, George, Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jane, equally shared at 21 years. Sons James and George are executors
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Solicitor, Rochester and James Lewis, Rochester.
   Proved 20th January 1840
   James Bowmer, Grocer of Rochester
   His house in Cazeneuve Street, Rochester, lately occupied by [    ] Ellis, to brother in law, James Hall of Rochester, Stationer, for the benefit of his mother, Elizabeth Bowmer, for her life. After her death to James Hall and Samuel Caddel, to be sold; interest on sum raised to be paid to his children of his sister, Esther Hall, as are living at time of his mother's death, shared equally at 21 years. Personal estate and effects, after usual expenses, to his mother for life; after her death to the children of sister Esther, equally shared at 21 years, in meantime money to be invested in Public Funds.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis and William Jarrett ?, his clerk.

68.   [8]   Ledger

[IN MEMORY OF]
JAMES BOWMER
DIED THE [ ]5th OF MARCH 18[ ]
AGED 52 YEARS
JAMES THOMAS BOWMER
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO [WAS]
UNFORTUNATELY DROWNED OFF [        ]
THE THIRD OF JANUARY 18[51]
AGED 28 YEARS
ELIZABETH BOWMER
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 185[9]
AGED 69 YEARS

Rochester Gazette

, 5th January 1841
"On Sunday morning John (sic) Bowmer master and owner of a barge lying at Sheerness, during the gale, was in the act of laying out a kedge, in order to prevent his vessel striking against the wharf or pier, when the skiff, in which he was occupied, was upset, and he was unfortunately drowned."

BROMLEY see WICKHAM

69.   [9]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE BROWN
WIFE OF
ROBERT BROWN M.D.
BORN AT FAVERSHAM
19th DECEMBER 1789
DIED 22nd FEBRUARY 1862
AGED 72 YEARS
"My flesh also shall rest in Hope"
"Lord Jesus receive my Spirit"
ROBERT BROWN M.D.
STAFF SURGEON IN THE ARMY
AND MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF
QUARANTINE AT STANGATE CREEK
DIED 25th MARCH 1865
AGED 84 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
BORN AT TALLANCREE AND KILMORE
CO. DOWN, IRELAND 2nd JULY 1780 OF AN
IRISH-SCOTS FAMILY OF FARMERS THAT
TILLED THEIR OWN LAND FROM THE TOME
OF CHARLES 1
SURVIVED BY 1 DAUGHTER AND
4 SONS AND BY 25 GRANDCHILDREN
"Forsake me not O God in mine old age when
I am gray-headed"
HIS FAMILY BEAR RECORD
OUR FATHER AND MOTHER LIVED
HAPPILY TOGETHER IN THE FEAR OF GOD
IT MAY BE TRULY SAID OF THE ONE
"A good man leaveth an inheritance to his
children's children"
AND OF THE OTHER
"Her children arise up and call her blessed, her
husband also and he praiseth her"

70.   [10]   Ledger, Very Worn Top Half

[                                                      ]
[                                                      ]
[                                                      ]
[                                                      ]
[                                                      ]
ANN BRYANT DIED [      ] OCTOBER 181[7]
AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO FRANCIS BRYANT SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 21st OF MARCH 1821 AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO EDWARD HOOPER BRYANT
WHO DIED 1st ? OF OCTOBER 18[   ] AGED [   ] YEARS

71.   [11]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS BRYANT
SON OF
HENRY SINCLAIR AND ANN BRYANT
OF THIS PARISH
BORN JULY 25th [1843]
DIED SEPTEMBER 14th 1848
ALSO ANNE BRYANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN DECEMBER 14th 1835
DIED AUGUST 30th 1855
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY BRYANT
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN MAY 10th 1834
DIED AUGUST 15th 1857
ALSO HENRY BRYANT
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN MAY 22nd 1841
DIED JANUARY 17th 1868
ALSO
HERBERT PENNY BRYANT
JAMES BRYANT AND
GEORGE SINCLAIR BRYANT
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ANN BRYANT
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1875
[AGED 66 YEARS]
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY SINCLAIR BRYANT
WHO DIED [NOVEMBER [ ] ] 18[82]
AGED [72] YEARS

1838 Wright's Directory, 1855 Post Office Directory and 1865 Post Office Directory  Henry Sinclair Bryant, Staffordshire Warehouse, Glass and Chinaman and Agent of Western Life and Fire Insurance Co.

72.   [12]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
MARY DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY BUCK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 21st OF AUGUST 1821
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND MARY BUCK
WHO DIED THE 8th? OF DECEMBER
1821 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BUCK AND JANE
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF JULY 1827
AGED SIXTEEN YEARS
LIKEWISE
THOMAS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND JANE BUCK
WHO DIED THE 11th ? OF AUGUST 1834
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JANE BUCK
WHO DIED ON THE 21st ? OF NOVEMBER
1841 AGED 5[8 ] YEARS
CHARLES YOUNGEST SON OF
THOMAS AND SARAH BUCK
WHO DIED THE 9th OF FEBRUARY
1894 AGED 62 YEARS

Father, William Buck, is probably the son of Edmund Buck, Yeoman of Temple Manor.
Principal Probate Registry  Charles Buck, Esquire of 9 Boley Hill, Rochester, administration to Albert Buck, Land Agent, value £337 15s 2d

73.   [13]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SIMSON BULLARD
BORN 3rd NOVEMBER 1800
DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1871
MARY BULLARD
BORN 11th APRIL 1803
DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1882
ANN BULLARD
BORN 24th NOVEMBER 1809
DIED 31st MARCH 1883

1855 Post Office Directory John Simson Bullard, Registrar and Clerk to Board of Guardians, North Aylesford Union
Principal Probate Registry Index Effects under £5,000. Administration to sister, Ann Bullard and Frederick Compton of Walworth, Collector of Rates

74.   [14]   Large Granite Pedestal


BULMER FAMILY TOMB
IMMEDIATELY TO THE RIGHT, UNDER THE IVY, IS THE FRY TOMB

East Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF
MARTIN BULMER
BORN AUG. 30th 1808
DIED APRIL 5th 1838
AND
MARTIN
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN APRIL 5th 1838
DIED JULY 13th 1839

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MARTIN BULMER
BORN JUNE 18th 1780
DIED NOV. 10th 1863
AND
ELEANOR HIS WIFE
BORN MARCH 22nd 1776
DIED JAN. 20th 1864

North Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARTIN BULMER
BORN AUG. 2nd 1809
DIED OCT. 30th 1879
AND
EMILY HIS SECOND WIFE
BORN JULY 19th 1813
DIED MARCH 5th 1889

1865 Post Office Directory Martin Bulmer (Junior), Architect and Surveyor, and County Surveyor
Principal Probate Registry Index Martin Bulmer (Junior), Formerly of Maidstone, late of Church Street, Strood. Effects under £30,000. Administration granted to Emily Bulmer, Spinster.
Emily Bulmer's Charity By her will dated 17th July 1888, Mrs Emily Bulmer of Peters Place, Strood, left £2,000 to the Vicar and Churchwardens of Strood. The interest was to be annually distributed at Christmastide, to such poor inhabitants of the parish, as they shall select.

75.   [15]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ANN ELIZABETH WIFE OF
SAMUEL WILLIAM BUTTLER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1877
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
NELCIE DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1873
AGED 4 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
LOTTIE DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1875
AGED 1 YEAR AND 10 MONTHS
FANNY DIED OCTOBER 8th 1875
AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
"Whom the Lord Loveth he Chasteneath"

1875 Post Office Directory  Fitter

76.   [16]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ALICE CASTLE
SEVENTH DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY CASTLE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1870
AGED 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO OF
MARY REBECCA CASTLE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1875
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
MARY
WIFE OF WILLIAM CASTLE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 21st 187[5 ]
AGED 43 YEARS

1871 Census William Castle, Farmer of Yoke Farm,400 acres, employing 16 men and 10 boys.

77.   [17]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN CHARLTON
LATE OF EAST FARLEIGH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF [MAY] 1829
AGED [3]7 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 18[52]
AGED 62 YEARS

78.   [18]   Ledger


WILLIAM JAMES CHAPLIN, LEFT, DR. BROWN, RIGHT, ABOVE CHAPLIN, JOHN GURR CHAPLIN AND TO LEFT OF LATTER, BRYANT CHILDREN, (NORTH OF CHURCH).
ORIGINALLY, THESE LEDGERS CAPPED BRICK VAULTS, AND WERE ONCE ABOUT 
18 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND RAILED. IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
 THE LOGIC OF DESTROYING THESE VAULTS, A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT MUST
 HAVE BEEN INVOLVED, INCLUDING HEAVY LIFTING GEAR TO SUPPORT THE
 HEAVY LEDGERS. TO WHAT END?

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN GURR CHAPLIN
OF LONDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF JULY 1837
AGED 44 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND 3 CHILDREN
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE CHAPLINN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GURR CHAPLIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1874
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE THEIR DAUGHTER
WIFE OF
REV. JOHN MACNAUGHT
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1876
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO OF
ROSA CHAPLIN WIFE OF
CLIFFORD WATERMAN CHAPLIN
OF BORROUGH HILL, LEICESTERSHIRE
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1905
AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd May 1830
John Gurr Chaplin, Inn Keeper of Gracechurch Street, City of London
   To wife Charlotte, an Assurance Policy in the Economic Life Assurance Co., in sum of £1,000. To each of his children, £500 at 21 years, until then, interest on these sums to his wife, towards their maintenance and education. To brother William James and brother in law, Henry Wright, his ½ share in a house on the north side of Rochester High Street, occupied by H.M. Excise and his ½ share in a house on the south side of the High Street, occupied by Mr Battyl, Linen Draper, in trust.
   Rents are to be paid to his wife for her lifetime; this is in lieu of Dower Rights. After her death, to his children, equally divided. If his mother, Elizabeth Chaplin, survives him, she is to receive, for life the rent from Mr Battyl, as she does now. If his wife survives his children, she will receive the income from the properties for life. To his brother and brother in law (above), his leasehold property, money and securities and personal estate, upon trust, to sell and invest in their names in the Public Funds, for benefit of his wife for life, for her and their children's maintenance and education. After her death, then shared equally amongst his children at 21 years.
   Brother William and Wright are executors.
   Witnesses: John Eddison, H. Eddison and Henry Wright
Codicil dated 9th September 1834
   Address now, Clarendon Hotel, New Bond Street. He leaves to his executors , in trust, his freehold, 20 Albermarle Street, lately purchased by him from the executors of Sir John Robinson, Bart., for the same trusts as his other real estate.
   Witnesses: Ann Mason, Housekeeper, Henry Wright and Richard Taylor, Waiter at the Clarendon
   Proved 8th November 1837
Principal Probate Registry Index
Charlotte Chaplin of 35 Victoria Street, Westminster, widow. Effects under £12,000.
   Administration granted to Frank Chaplin, Lt. Colonel 4th Dragoon Guards and Clifford Waterman Chaplin of Market Harborough, Gentleman, sons.
Chatham News, 22nd October 1910
Although there is no room for further inscriptions on the ledger, Clifford Chaplin was buried here in 1910. The local papers carried his obituary.
"MR CLIFFORD WATERMAN CHAPLIN J.P.
There were interred in the family vault at Strood Parish Churchyard on Tuesday, the remains of Mr Clifford Waterman Chaplin, J.P., M. A., of Burrough Astley Hall, Leicestershire, and late of Burrough Hill, Melton Mowbray, whose family resided in this neighbourhood generations back. The deceased gentleman who died on the previous Wednesday, at the advanced age of 80, was a veteran of the Crimean War. He took his degree at Hertford College, Oxford, and afterwards entered the Army, joining the 56th Regiment (the "Pompadours"). He was afterwards promoted to the 49th Foot, the Royal Berkshire Regt., with which he went to the Crimea in the early fifties, and was present both at the assault on the Redan and the Siege of Sebastopol, under Lord Raglan, Commander in Chief. He received both the Crimean and Turkish Medals.
   Mr Chaplin was a well known sportsman in the county of Leicester. He was a splendid rider and for many years hunted with the leading packs of Leicestershire. He was a Magistrate of the County of Leicester, and was for five years a member of the Leicester County Council.
   The body was brought by rail from Leicester, and was accompanied by members of the bereaved family, as follows:- Mrs Isaac Bell, Miss Rosamond, Miss Eleanor Chaplin and Mrs Somers- Lewis, daughters; Mr Frank Chaplin and the Rev. Alan Chaplin, sons; Mr R. Somers- Lewis, son in law, Mrs Alan Chaplin, daughter in law, and Mr Herbert Chaplin. The service was read by the Rev. Waterman Gardner Waterman, Vicar of Loose, Maidstone, a second cousin of the deceased, and the Rev. W.R. Jones, curate of the parish. Four coffins were already in the tomb, the body of the deceased gentleman's wife having been placed there five years ago............."
Principal Probate Registry Index  Clifford Waterman Chaplin, died 12th October 1910. Effects £42,173 8s 6d. Administration granted to Frank Chaplin, Land Agent and Rev. Alan Chaplin, sons.

79.   [19]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM JAMES CHAPLIN
OF NO. 2 HYDE PARK GARDENS, LONDON
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1859
AGED 71 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND 14 CHILDREN
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWIN CHARLES CHAPLIN
LT. R.N.
5th S0N OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1860
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CHAPLIN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JAMES CHAPLIN
WHO DIED NOV. 7th 1866
AGED 72 YEARS

William James Chaplin was from a family of Coach Masters based in Rochester. During the Regency he was the largest coach operator in the country, running 68 lines with 1,800 horses and 2,000 employees, annual turnover was £500,000. Among his properties were the London coaching inns, "The Swan with Two Necks", "The Cross Keys" and "The White Horse". Seeing the way the wind was blowing, Chaplin sold his coaching business and invested into the new railways, becoming a Director of a Railway Company.
Principal Probate Registry Index William James Chaplin, value of estate, (re- sworn July 1861), under £300,000. Administration to widow Elizabeth, William Augustus Chaplin of Portland Place, Ernest Chaplin of Victoria Street, Westminster, sons and Charles Pressley of Surbiton Hill, Kingston.
   Edwin Chaplin, Value under £16,000. Administration to his mother, William Augustus Chaplin of Portland Place, Ernest Chaplin of Victoria Street, Westminster, Barrister, brothers and Charles Pressley.

80.   [20]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF ROBERT CLARK
WHO DIED MAY 6th 185[52] AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT JAMES CLARK
WHO DIED AUGUST [    ] 1892
AGED 81 YEARS
CLERK OF THIS PARISH 57 YEARS
JAMES TOMLIN SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCTOBER 8th 1841 AGED 1 YEAR
EMILY SOPHIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 23rd 1852 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
WILLIAM JOHN DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1855
AGED 9 MONTHS
ELIZA CATHERINE DIED SEPTEMBER 3rd 1858
AGED 16 MONTHS
HENRY THOMAS DIED MAY 22nd 1875
AGED 24 YEARS
CATHERINE DIED OCTOBER 19th 1875
AGED 4 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
THOMAS POWELL CLARK
DIED JUNE 5th 1905 AGED 51 YEARS
INTERRED AT LEYSDORP, SOUTH AFRICA
ALSO
MARY ANN CLARK
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 31st 1918
IN HER 92nd YEAR

Principal Probate Registry Index Robert James Clark, administration to widow, Mary Ann, Charles Cork, Junior, Butcher and William Henry Dakers, Rate Collector, effects £987 0s 2d

CHATHAM OBSERVER AUGUST 6th 1892
"An old and respected inhabitant of Strood passed away on Thursday morning at his residence, Cuxton road.
For over 50 years Mr R. J. Clarke held the office of parish clerk and sexton and formerly was assistant overseer and collector of poor rates. In addition the deceased gentleman was a Strood Trustee and was present at the last meeting, on Thursday week, apparently in his usual state of health. Mr Clarke was 80 years of age and died from decay of nature; he only took to his bed on Saturday. He was widely known throughout the district and was held in high esteem. In politics he was a staunch Liberal."

CHATHAM OBSERVER AUGUST 13th 1892
"On Monday the mortal remains of Mr Robert James Clarke, whose death we announced in our last issue, were interred in Strood churchyard. The funeral was of a very quiet nature and no flowers, by request of the deceased, were sent. The coffin was of polished oak with brass furniture.
   The chief mourners were, Mr R. J. Clarke, (son), Mr J. W. Earle, Mr C. J. Cork, (son in law), Messrs S. and E.W., (brothers in law), Mr W. Ballard, (nephew), Mr S. Clarke and Mr E. W. Clarke (grandsons). A number of the Strood Parish Trustees were in the churchyard, to which body the deceased belonged for many years, Messrs C. D. Levy, G. Robinson, C. Young, J. R. Bell, J. Stevens, A.B. Acworth, etc. The Rev. S. St. B. Sladen officiated and Mr Gates of Frindsbury carried out the funeral arrangements."

81.   [21]   Headstone



COBB HEADSTONE, MOVED TO EAST CHANCEL WALL,
VARIOUS LEDGERS IN ORIGINAL POSITIONS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIANNE FARLEY
WIFE OF
MR. CHARLES COBB
WHO DIED THE 26th OF APRIL 1844
AGED [8]1 YEARS
ALSO
HENRY THEODORE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 27th OF SEPTEMBER 1843
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO
MADELAINE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 11 YEARS
"The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace,
Gentleness, Goodness, Meekness"
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES COBB
WHO DIED THE 13th AUGUST 1889
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ALSO
ELIZABETH MUNRO COBB
HIS SECOND WIFE
WHO DIED 10th MAY 1892
INTERRED WITH HIM IN THE NEW CEMETERY

1838 Wright's Directory/1865 Post Office Directory Draper and Hatter / Clothier and Linen Draper
Principal Probate Registry Index Charles Cobb, Value of Effects, under £201

CHATHAM OBSERVER
"Death of Mr Cobb – Mr Charles Cobb died at his residence, Vicarage road, Strood, on Tuesday, at the ripe old age of 81 years. For many years Mr Cobb was the head of the firm of Cobb and Son, tailors and drapers, and until a few years back took a prominent part in public affairs, more especially as a town councillor of Rochester, and a trustee of the parish of Strood Advancing age compelled him to retire from these appointments, and for some time past he had enjoyed the well earned repose, which is the reward of all long and useful lives. He was one one of the most highly esteemed citizens, and his death is much regretted"

82.   [22]   Ledger

[ IN MEMORY OF ]
EDWARD COLES DIED THE 28th OF
MARCH 1817 AGED 45 YEARS
JOHN WEST DIED THE 2nd OF
FEBRUARY 1848 AGED 64 YEARS
THOMAS COLES DIED THE 28th OF
APRIL 1809 AGED 8 MONTHS
FRANCES MARY COLES DIED
THE 11th AUGUST 1817 AGED 3 WEEKS
ELIZA COLES DIED THE 2nd OF
OCTOBER 1844 AGED 29 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD COLES AND JOHN WEST
DIED THE 25th OF SEPTEMBER 1854
AGED 72 YEARS
EDWARD ROBERT COLES
SON OF THE ABOVE EDWARD COLES
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER
30th NOVEMBER 1878 AGED 75 YEARS
CHARLES HERBERT COLES
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD ROBERT COLES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
3rd SEPTEMBER 1926
AGED 65 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index
Edward Robert Coles. Administration granted to Edward Coles of Shanklin, Gentleman, son, Franklin T. Boucher of Stornaway, Customs Officer and Robert Clement Pope of Rochester,
Gentleman, value of estate (re-sworn 1879),under £45,000.
Charles Coles, of Worthing, Administration to widow, Sophia and Sophia, spinster. Value £7,336 0s 2d.

COUCHMAN see Appendix

83.   [23]   Ledger Fragment

{IN MEMORY OF]
[WILLIAM ROBERT COWELL]
[WHO DIED APRIL? [    ] 1851]
[AGED 64 YEARS]
..................................Break....................................
ALSO MARY COWELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ROBERT [COWELL]
WHO DIED [  ] FEB[RUARY] [1866]
AGED 74 YEARS

1855 Post Office Directory William Cowell, Tailor

84.   [24]   Ledger Fragment

[IN MEMORY OF]
[ SARAH HARRIETT CRESSWELL]
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 12th MARCH
1845
(AGED ABOUT 75)
ALSO OF
WILLIAM CRESSWELL
LATE OF THE NAVY PAY OFFICE
SOMERSET HOUSE
BROTHER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1849
AGED 82 [YEARS]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd May 1844
Sarah Harriet Cresswell, widow, of Strood, formerly of Lympstone.
   All of her estate to Harriett Woollett of Strood, widow niece of late husband, she is also executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Cresswell of Strood and William Croft of Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square, London.
   Proved 30th April 1845

85.   [25]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
CHARLES DOMINIC DAWES
WHO MET WITH HIS DEATH AT THE
GREAT HERMITAGE MAY 11th 1881
AGED 54 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
CHARLOTTE SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN 18th JANUARY 1827
DIED 15th JANUARY 1906
"Thy Will be Done"

CHATHAM OBSERVER
"FATAL SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT AT HIGHAM
MR DAWES KILLED AND SEVERAL WORKMEN INJURED
INQUEST AND VERDICT
On Wednesday afternoon, whilst a party of workmen, engaged in carrying out extensive alterations and improvements to the mansion known as "The Great Hermitage", Higham, next Rochester, were in the act of fixing some massive stone work upon the upper portion of the building, which is being considerably enlarged, the scaffold suddenly gave way precipitating the men to the ground, and dragging with it a portion of the stone work. Mr Charles Domineck (sic) Dawes, master mason, in business in Cuxton road, Strood, who had been superintending the placing of the stone and was on the scaffolding at the time, was killed instantly, some of the heavy material having fallen upon him, completely crushing him.
   Another man named William Humphries was very seriously injured internally, and his head was much bruised. He was at once conveyed to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, where he now lies in a precarious condition. Two others named John Lines, bricklayer of New Brompton, and Alfred Toser, of Strood, sustained severe injuries. They were also removed to the hospital.
   Upon the news of the accident reaching Strood, much excitement was occasioned, as Mr West, builder, and contractor of Strood, had a large party of workmen, employed in hastening the completion of the work, in order that the owner, Mrs Cunliffe might take up her residence there, and it was not known who or many were injured.
   On Thursday afternoon, at 4.30 o'clock; W.J. Harris, Esq., Coroner for this district of the county, held an inquest on the body of the deceased, at the Sir John Falstaff and heard the following evidence.
   Mr McLellan, solicitor of Chatham and Rochester, represented Mr West and the deceased's son watched the family interests.
   Samuel William Butler, engine fitter, residing at Glanville road, Strood, said that the deceased was a stone mason and resided at Cuxton road, Strood, He was aged 54 years and was employed at the "Great Hermitage" in this parish.
   Thomas Patience, bricklayer's labourer, residing at Strood, said I was employed at the alterations of the "Great Hermitage", and the deceased was also employed there. Yesterday about five o'clock, I was waiting on the bricklayers about twenty yards from the scaffold upon which the deceased and two others were working. I saw the scaffold in the act of falling out. It appeared to come down, "end ways". I ran and caught one of the men named John Lines and called out for help. The deceased and the other man Humphries fell amongst the brick rubbish below. Two wooden corbels fell upon them but I could not say whether one of the corbels struck the deceased. One of the corbels had marks upon it and appeared to have struck deceased. The scaffolding appeared to me quite safe and was put up in the usual way. My opinion is that as the men were lifting, the strain cause upon the pudlock forced it out of the brick work and so the scaffold gave way.
   By a juryman: As the scaffold fell the pudlock fell.
   Mr John West said, I am a builder, residing at Strood, and I am engaged repairing the Great Hermitage, and the deceased was employed by me as a master mason. I was on the scaffold about half an hour before the casualty occurred and at other times during the day. It was put up in the usual way and, in my opinion, safe. I was called directly the accident occurred and went to the spot. I found the deceased and William Humphrey lying upon one another, the latter lying upon the deceased. I assisted to get Humphrey out and then found the deceased lying dead under him. The deceased was very much cut. Deceased's head had come into contact with something and it had cut him. I had seen the wooden corbel with blood on it and deceased may have struck his head on that. The men fell about ten feet. My theory as to the cause of the fall was that there was not sufficient care used in attempting to lift the corbels without tackle into it's place. If I had been present I should probably have directed them to use tackle. Deceased was responsible for this as master mason. The other two men were acting under his direction. The deceased was a man of great experience. The effect in not using the tackle was that more weight was brought to bear upon the scaffold.
   George Matthews, in the employ of Mr West, said I erected all the scaffolding around the building and lift all heavy weights. I considered the scaffold was safe. The men in lifting the corbel would naturally lean to the wall and by son doing they forced the pudlock out of it's place and so the scaffold fell. Nothing of the scaffold was broken.
   Joseph Longhurst Johnson gave similar evidence, The Coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death"."
   (Many monuments made by Dawe can be seen in local cemeteries and churchyards)

86.   [26]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
REVD. THOMAS DEACON
14 YEARS INCUMBENT OF THIS PARISH
BORN JUNE 21st 1786
DIED DECEMBER 4th 1846
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [    ] [1854]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 29th June 1844
Rev. Thomas Deacon
   Household furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., money and all other estate, to wife Mary Ann, who is his executor.
   Witnesses: H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood and R. Wickham
   Proved 26th December 1846

87.   [27]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
AGNES LOTTIE DIBLEY
WHO DIED 7th JULY 1879
AGED 10 YEARS
MARIA SMITH
WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1893
AGED 85 YEARS
HENRY DIBLEY
WHO DIED 19th JULY 1908
AGED 69 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
MARY DIBLEY
WHO DIED 7th MARCH 1918
AGED 81 YEARS

1874 Post Office Directory/1895 Kelly's Directory Henry Dibley, Boot Maker/ Henry Dibley and Son, Boot Makers and Leather Sellers Circa 1899, one of the Strood Trustees, Parochial Government (see photograph in "History of Strood" , by Henry Smetham
Principal Probate Registry Index   Henry Dibley, administration to widow Mary, value £156 19s 7d

CHATHAM OBSERVER
MR. HENRY DIBLEY
Much regret has been caused in Strood by the death of Mr Henry Dibley, an old and highly respected tradesman. The circumstances are the more sad by reason of the suddenness of the event.
   The deceased, who carried on the business of a boot maker in North Street, was in the shop on Saturday and appeared in his usual health. Shortly before midnight he had a stroke and died at five o'clock next morning. The late Mr Dibley was 69 years of age.
   A native of Berkshire, he came to Strood thirty nine years ago and continued in business up to the tome of his death, residing in North Street, for upwards of twenty years. Although of a retiring disposition, he took an interest in matters affecting the welfare of the place. For many years he was a member of the Strood Trustees and was one of the founders of the Strood Workmens Institute. For twenty years he was chairman of the committee, and also Hon. Secretary for several years. When he retired from the committee in 1903 he was presented with an illuminated address, in which was inscribed the following resolution, "Resolved that the resignation of Mr Henry Dibley as a member of the committee be accepted with regret and that a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to him for the very valuable and highly esteemed service rendered by him to this club since it's institution".
   The deceased was a member of the Strood Parish Church, he was also a regular attendant at the Sunday morning service in the Cathedral.
   The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, when the body was interred in Strood Churchyard amid many manifestations of regret. The coffin was first taken into Strood Parish Church, where the service was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. A. T. Wallis) and the Vicar of Frindsbury (Rev. F. S. Forster), who also officiated at the grave.
   The mourners were the five sons, George, Frank, Ernest, Charles and Harry - ,and Mr J. H. Jennings, The Strood Trustees were represented by Messrs W. Edmonds, C. G. Link, W. J. Wenborn, W.H. Dakers, W. J. Dakers, T. Skinner, H. Palmer, J. S. Hitch, G. Dow, H. Smetham, T. C. Holliday, F. W. Clarke, A. Charrison, (assistant overseer), Messrs S. Manly, (secretary), Mr E. Couchman, (one of the oldest members), and Mr G. Patterson, (steward), represented the Strood Institute............"

FRENCH see STACE

88.   [28]   Headstone with Blank Ledger covering Vault  (See Interior Monuments)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS FRY
LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT RAINHAM
THE 25th OF AUGUST 1832
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED
THE 10th OF APRIL 1842
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES FRY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1856
AGED [5]3 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLOTTE STROUGHILL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MR. THOMAS FRY
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1861
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES FRY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST [ ] 1862
AGED 47 YEARS
(This vault adjoins the Bulmer monument)

1861 Census Charles Fry, Fund Holder, brother in law to Martin Bulmer.
Principal Probate Registry Index Charles Fry, administration to Ann Wynn of Strood, sister, widow. Value under £2,000

89.   [29]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
JAMES GANDEE
HAT MAKER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1821
AGED 36 YEARS

90.   [30]   Ledger (See Interior)

[IN MEMORY OF]
[MIL]LISCENT
WIFE OF J. GIBBS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
DIED 15th JANUARY 1818
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF JOHN GOWER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF MARCH 1848
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO THE
ABOVE NAMED JOHN GOWE[R]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF APRIL 1867
AGED 82 YEARS

GOLDSTON see STEVENS

91.   [31]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN GOUGE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1849
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCIS KING
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1849
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES GOUGE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1966
AGED 59 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th October 1848
John Gouge, Saddle and Collar Maker.
   Family Bible with Life of our Saviour, to son John Hazel Gouge. His watch and seal, to son James.
   Two Bonds from the Trustees of Strood Parish, for £200 at interest if 4 ½ per cent, the other for £116 at 5%, to his sons, (above), equally shared.
   All furniture and household goods, ready money and money in Benefit Club held at Canal Tavern in Frindsbury, and residue of personal estate to Samuel Tu[rner] of Strood, Gentleman, upon trust, for benefit of wife, Annie Gouge, as long as she remains his widow, and for the maintenance and education of his daughters and son, Elizabeth, Emily and William.
   His freehold house and 6 acres, in Frindsbury occupied by William Ballard, to be shared equally by his sons, John and James.
   Two freehold houses and ¾ acres of land near the Stone Horse, in Frindsbury, occupied by William Ballard and freehold cottage and ½ acre in Cliffe occupied by William Ballard, to son Charles. His freehold dwelling house in Strood to his wife.
   Executor Samuel Turner is only executor of the part of the will relating to his widow and children, Charles, William, Elizabeth and Emily. Sons John and James are executors of all other parts.
   Witnesses: Henry Watson Whaley, Samuel Clark and Robert James Clark.
   Proved 17th October 1849
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th July 1849
Frances King
   £52 10s of Bank Stock and residue after usual expenses, to Elizabeth Gouge, wife of John Hazel Gouge, Carpenter; he is sole executor.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: Robert James Clark, Parish Clerk, William Tomlin, Gentleman and James Wells Waters ?, Tailor
   Proved 18th December 1848

GOWER see GIBBS

92.   [32]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA COLE
WIFE OF
THOMAS HARCOURT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF JANUARY 1853
IN THE 30th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARCOURT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1891
FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS LAY CLERK
OF ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL
ALSO
GEORGE HARCOURT
[      ] SON WHO DIED ON
THE [    ] OF JULY 18[56]
[ AGED 3 ½ YEARS]

1855 Post Office Directory Thomas Harcourt, Piano Tuner,
Principal Probate Registry Index Thomas Harcourt, formerly of 57 High Street, Rochester, late of 1 Boley Hill. Music Seller, Piano and Harmonium dealer. Administration to widow, Elizabeth and son Thomas, an Organist of Gorden Terrace, Rochester. Value £1,433 5s 7d

CHATHAM OBSERVER
"FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. THOMAS HARCOURT
The remains of the late Mr Thomas Harcourt, whose death at the age of 68, we recorded in our last issue, were interred with every token of respect in the family grave in the old parish churchyard at Strood, on Saturday afternoon, the funeral being witnessed by a large number of friends, who had long been intimately acquainted with the deceased.
    The late Mr Harcourt was in business in the city for 30 years as a music publisher, etc., and for 30 years held the position of Lay Clerk at the Cathedral Church, and also taught the choristers for many years under the organist, Mr Hopkins. This being so, it was only natural that the Cathedral choir should attend the funeral, and pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased's memory. The funeral cortège, consisting of a car and three carriages, left deceased's late residence in Boley Hill, shortly before two o'clock.
   The mourners were – Mrs Harcourt, (widow), Mr Thomas Harcourt, (son), Mr Harcourt Armes, and Mrs Thomas Harcourt, Jun., (daughter in law), Mr John Harcourt and Mrs Folkes, (cousins), Mr Nokes, Mr John West, Mr W. F. McLellan. The coffin was of massive plain oak, with black furniture, and was thickly surmounted with beautiful wreaths and crosses, sent by members of the family and friends. The plate bore the following inscription "Thomas Harcourt, died April 13th 1891, aged 68". On the body being conveyed to the principal entrance of the church, was met by the Rev. George Farmer, (Curate in charge of St. Matthew's, Borstal), and the Cathedral choir in robes, and also Mr J. G. Jeffery (an old friend of the deceased), and the beautiful opening sentences of the Burial Service were immediately commenced, to Dr Croft's appropriate music, Mr John Hopkins, (the Cathedral organist), being at the harmonium. The appointed Psalm was also chanted by the choir, who also concluded the musical portion of the service at the graveside. Mr John Hoplins presiding at another harmonium placed there for the occasion on a raised platform. The service was most impressively read by Mr Farmer, and the singing was rendered with that great care and tasteful expression which the deceased was always so very particular in cultivating with the choirs he instructed. Before the service was concluded the hymn, "There is a blessed home", (A and M), was well rendered. The wreaths and crosses were sent by the following friends – The Widow, Mr and Mrs Thomas Harcourt, Martha, Mary and Alice, (nieces at Norwich), Mrs Richard Moore, Mr W. F. McLennan, Mr and Mrs Dibley and family, a token of respect from Mr John Ashdown after 28 years of business connection with Mr Harcourt, Mr W. T. Boucher, (Sandgate), the Misses Formby, Mr George R. Dale and family. Among those present at the graveside, in addition to the mourners, were Mrs J. West, and Mrs Nokes, Rev. Canon Jelf, Rev. A. L. Coates (Vicar of Shorne), Rev. J. H. Jackson (Vicar of Frindsbury), Mr Churchwarden Allsworth, Mr C. T. Ellington, Mr George Dale, Mr Ernest Dale, Mr J. Hopkins, Mr George Hopkins, Mr W. Makepeace, , Mr J. Voysey, Mr G. F. Mariner, Mr T. C. Holliday, Mr J. B. Fearnley, Mr J. G. Jefferey, Mr J. Newman, Mr J. Ashdown, Mr J. Basset, Mr and ,Mrs J. A. Nash,Mr W. Day, Mr E. J. Hegley, Mr Couchman, Mr H. Sweet, Mr E. Packham, Mr J. Huggett, etc. The late Mr Harcourt was for some years choirmaster at St. Margaret's Church, and his son is now organist and choirmaster. On Sunday evening at that place of worship, at the close of the evening service, Mr George Dale played as an out voluntary two pieces which were great favourites of the deceased gentleman, Spohr's "Blest are the Departed" and "Praise His Awful Name", by the same composer"

93.   [33]   Ledger

THOMAS HAWKINS
HIC JACENT CINERES
OBIIT ANNO AETATIS 56
21st APRIL 1814

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd July 1808
Thomas Hawkins, Esquire
   Appoints friends William Drove? And Richard Saxham, both of New Inn, London, are executors.
   To his housekeeper, Hannah Sawyer, if she is still with him, "but not otherwise", an annuity of £150, out of his personal estate. His executors have £100 each.
   To Charlotte Huggett, spinster, £100; to all his servants with him at his death, (except latter two), £5 each and decent mourning clothes.
   To his executors and Hannah Sawyer, a mourning ring of 2 guineas value. Also to Hannah Sawyer, if in his service, his furniture, fixtures, plate, linen, china, books, pictures, prints, trinkets and all other effects, (money and investments excepted).
   His executors, his dwelling house in Strood, purchased from Richard Knight, upon trust, for the use of Hannah Sawyer, condition as before, and then to his own right heirs as intestacy.
   Rest and residue of personal estate, after legacies and usual expenses, to such as would be entitled under intestacy rules.
   Witnesses: Edward Twopenny, Junior, E. J. Twopenny, Attorney, Rochester and D. B. Lewis Clerk to Messrs Twopenny.
   Proved 20th July 1814: Executors have renounced execution of will. Granted to Martha Wilson, sister and only next of kin.
Note in margin dated 30th 1827: Will not administered by Martha Wilson, deceased. Now granted to William Wilson, her son and executor.

94.   [34]   Coped Stone

North Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN REBECCA
WIFE OF
WILLIAM BLAKE HILL
WHO DIED MARCH 27th 1880
AGED 71 YEARS

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BLAKE HILL
LATE RETIRED OFFICER H.M. CUSTOMS
WHO DIED AT LIVERPOOL FEB. 19th 1908 IN HIS 90th YEAR

95.   [35]   Fallen Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD HOLLINGDALE
DIED 10th FEBRUARY 1856 AGED [59 YEARS]
ALSO SARAH HOLLINGDALE
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 9th 1863 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES WRIGHT
WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1878 AGED 42 [YEARS]
ALSO JOHN HOLLINGDALE
WHO DIED IN CROWN LANDS, MELB[OURNE]
8th OCTOBER 1883 AGED 40 [YEARS]
[ALSO] FREDERICK HOLLINGDALE
DIED 13th DECEMBER 1850 [AGED 18 YEARS]
"We know that we have passed
Into Life because we Love Thee"
HORACE HOLLINGDALE
DIED 6th AUGUST 1851 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO SARAH AND [        ]
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO EMILY DEBO[RAH WRIGHT]*
WHO DEPARTED INTO THE [ 1906 ]
AGED 72 YEARS

*Not buried here? Not in the register, died in the Greenwich Registration District
1855 Post Office Directory Richard Hollingdale, Baker
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated Robert Hollingdale, Corn Dealer and Flour Factor
   The wife Sarah, all real and personal estate, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Hohn S Cobb and John Langford
   Proved 5th April 1856
Principal Probate Registry Index Sarah Hollingdale, administration to Emily Deborah Hollingdale, value under £450

96.   [36]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
BARNABAS HOWES
WHO DIED ON THE 9th OF AUGUST 1860
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ELIZABETH HOWES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 27th JULY 1827
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA MIDRED
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE STEVENS
OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 12th OF MAY 1866
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO JESSE STEVENS
WHO DIED ON THE 24th JULY 1869
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ANN STEVENS
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 24th OF SEPTEMBER 1882
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO GEORGE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
JESSE AND ANN STEVENS
WHO DIED ON THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1916
AGED 97 YEARS

1851 Census Barnabas Howes, Police Constable in Chatham 
1855 Post Office Directory George Stevens, Druggist, Agent for Yorkshire Fire & Life
Principal Probate Registry Index Barnabas Howes, of Little's Cottages, Frindsbury, administration 1867 to Mary Ann Howes, of Higham, value of effects, under £200
   Jesse Stevens, of Troy Town, Rochester, died at Ordnance Place, Chatham. Administration to son George, a Chemist of Strood. Under £300.
   George Stevens, died at Albany Terrace, Chatham, administration to Sarah Ann Stevens and Ann Greenwood, wife of Arthur, value £35, 207 4s

97.   [37]   Chest Tomb, Sides Extremely Eroded   (Also see Interior)


HULKES TOMB
ORIGINALLY WITH RAILINGS AND COVERED BY A ZINC COVERED CANOPY

Ledger
(Crest)
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HULKES, ESQ.
[WHO DIED NOVEMBER [ ] 1805]
[AGED 72 YEARS]
ALSO SUSANNAH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE[WHO DIED DECEMBER [ ] 1821]
[AGED 88 YEARS]

THOMAS EDW. HULKES, ESQ.
SON OF THOMAS & SUSANNAH HULKES
[BORN] JANY. [    ] 1774
DIED JANY. [24th ] 1824
WILLIAM WILDE DAY, ESQ.
[WHO DIED 6th MAY 1844]
[AGED 75 YEARS]
[ Verse ? ]

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES HULKES, ESQ.
SON OF
THOMAS & SUSANNAH HULKES
[WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1821]
[IN HIS 50th YEAR]
[EDWA]RD THOMAS DAY HULKES, ESQ.
[SON OF THE ABOVE ?]
[WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1823]
[AGED 27 YEARS]

North Side
[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
[ ? ] EDWARD HULKES, [ESQ.]
[                                ]
[                                ]

West Side
CHARLES
HULKES
SON OF JAMES
& JANE HULKES
[WHO DIED]
[ [    ] JULY 1828]
[AGED 14 MONTHS]

East Side
Illegible

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd August 1805
Thomas Hulkes, of Strood, Esquire, Alderman of the City of Rochester
   To wife Susannah, £100, also household furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., (except fixtures), she is to have free use of his house in Strood, but not stables, storehouses, lofts, granaries or other buildings, now used or to be used by their son Thomas Edward, in his business as miller, unless she pays rent for these premises. Also to Susannah, an annuity of £200 for life, out of his brewery in Chatham or other buildings or public houses; this is to be paid by son James, who for some years has carried on the business as a partner, or by others, as laid out in will.
   To Francis Barrow, Surgeon of Strood, all his brewery and all public houses and other buildings with all utensils and fixtures, upon trust. Barrow is to permit son James Hulkes and his son or sons, to takes rents and profits and an annuity of £200.
   If James has only daughters, and she or they live to 21 years, then, upon trust, Barrow will by sale or mortgage, raise £4,000 and pay daughter or daughters at 21 years, shared equally.
   Son Thomas Hulkes is also to rents and profits from brewery business, for life, after his death, then to his son or sons, shared equally, Barrow also to renew leases.
   To son James, all horses, drays, carts and carriages, malt, corn, grain and other stock. To Francis Barrow, his dwelling house in Strood, upon trust, subject to rights of his widow; and other buildings used or will be used by son Thomas in business of miller, also his house, corn windmill and lands in St. Margaret's, Rochester, occupied by Thomas Huggins, (nephew), and all other houses, mills, storehouses, granaries, etc., used in his business as a miller, and other freeholds and leaseholds, not belonging to the brewery in Chatham, to allow son Thomas rents and profits of his other freeholds and leaseholds. If son Thomas has no sons, Barrow is to raise £4,000 to pay to daughter or daughters at 21 years, as before.
   Barrow will, from time to time, allow son James rents and profits from the freehold and leasehold trust estates. After the death of James, upon trust, for his son or sons.
   To son Thomas, all horses, carts, wagons and other stock used in the mill business, also to Thomas, £2,000.   To nephews and nieces, Thomas and William Huggins, Ann Grant and Mary Bridge, £100 each. The children of late nephew, Richard Hurt, £100 equally shared.
   To Ann Falshaw of Strood, widow, and Ann her daughter, and to Elizabeth wife of Francis Barrow, 10 guineas each. To Francis Barrow, £50 upon proving the will.
   His two sons or survivor, to take, within 12 months of his death, to take money from his personal estate, ans invest it in their names for the Vicar of Boughton Monchelsea and the perpetual Curate of Strood. The amount will be that needed to raise £5 per annum, shared (i.e. £2 10s each), which is to be used for buying bread for poor persons of both parishes, who do not receive parish alms. This is to be distributed on the Sunday preceding February 22nd each year, after divine service.
   Concerning his banking business, in Rochester, "Rochester, Chatham and Strood Bank" and firm of "Day, Hulkes and Company" , so Thomas will succeed him as a partner.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood, George Stur.... ? And M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs.
   Proved 26th April 1806
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated4th July 1776
James Hulkes, 1726 – 1781, was the brother of Thomas Hulkes, above, (both born in Boughton Monchelsea). It seems he was buried in the Hulkes vault (see widow Ann's will). Although there is no visible inscription to him (or his widow) on the tomb, there may have been a simple ledger, which was replaced in 1805 by the grander monument there today. Whether or not this is the same vault, I believe it will be of interest to include concise versions of their wills as well.
   James Hulkes, of Strood, Baker and Alderman of the City of Rochester
   Appoints wife, Ann and brother, Thomas Hulkes, executors.
   To sister An Hurst, an annuity of £20 for life, this comes from his house and farm at Sole Street, in Frindsbury, Higham and Cliffe, lately occupied by William Heath, but now in his own occupation.
   To sister Mary Hulkes, an annuity of £10, this from his property known by the sign of "The Dolphin" in Strood, occupied by John Spangbourne.
   All other freeholds, (subject to payment of an annuity of £10 to nephew, John Gunston, after the death of wife Ann), to the use of his brother, Thomas. His leaseholds, (subject to the charge of an annuity of £20, from his property called "Newark Estate"), payable to nephew John Gunston after widow's death, to wife Ann, she to keep in good repair and renew leases, after her death, to brother Thomas for remainder of term(s).
   To wife, Ann £100; to sisters Ann Hurst, Mary Hulkes, Jane Thames, widow, Elizabeth Austen, widow and Susannah, wife of brother, Thomas, £10 each. To John Gunston, £5; to nephews, Richard Hurt and John Huggins, £50 each at 21 years; to Also to John Huggins, £200, when executors think it prudent to enable him to go into business as a master. From his personal estate, executors will provide James Huggins clothes and other necessaries during his apprenticeship; he is also to get £20 at the end of his apprenticeship to buy a chest of tools, subject to "that he bears the character of his present master of being sober and honest".
   To nieces, Ann wife of James Hearnden, Sarah, wife of William Tranah and Mary Huggins, Spinster, £5 each. In his former will he had made nephews and nieces ? , (except James Huggins), and he now "hopes God will forgive them as I freely and sincerely do and have done this only that they may remember it".
   To James Hearnden, £5; he had given him considerably more money in his former will but " he knows he has the same cause for reflection as his wife and her sisters have". (I wonder what the offence was?)0
   To wife Ann, her gold watch with chain and seal and his gold ring, pieces of old money and coins, she owned at their marriage. After her death, his books, rings, pieces of old money and coins, and piece of gold, as follows, to nephew Richard Hurt, his mourning ring he had for his late cousin, James Hulkes, ? Dictionary and 15 volumes of ? "History of England"; to nephew, John Huggins, his mourning ring which he had for his late brother, Thames and 8 volumes of the "Spectator", 3 volumes of "History of America" and Montaigne's "Farriery" ? To nephew Thomas Huggins, his mourning ring which he had for his late brother in law, Edward Austen, his new "Whole Duty of Man", Young's "Night Thoughts" and Young's "Mans' Companion"; also to John Huggins, his joint gold ring and 2 volumes of "Chamber's Dictionary" To nephew William Huggins, his Bible, marked on the inside cover, upon red leather, with his and his wife's name, Addison's "Evidence", "The Unfortunate Young Nobleman" and the "Life of Peter the Great, Czar of Moscovy" Also to James Huggins, his 2 guinea piece of gold and his "Freeholder's Magazines".
   Rest of Books, equally divided between all his own nephews and nieces, children of his brother, Thomas and sisters Ann and Elizabeth. To nephew John Gunston, after his wife's death, his gold watch and gold seal, silver shoe buckles and knee buckles, his gold Maroc stone studs and Scotch pebble sleeve buttons. To nephew James Hulkes, after his wife's death, his pint tankard, tortoise shell tobacco box, with his name on it and silver spurre?
   Rest of his buttons, buckles, clothes and anything else not disposed of, to his own nephews and nieces, shared as his wife thinks fit.
   Residue, to nephews and nieces, children of Thomas, Ann Hurt and Elizabeth Huggins, shared equally.
   Witnesses: Peke Rogers, Edward Farthing and Edward Twopenny
Codicil dated 26th September 1781
   He is now Mayor of Rochester.
   He has given nephew, John Huggins, £200 to help him into business and directed his executors to supply him with clothes and money for a box of tools. He now revokes the bequest of £200 and now gives him £10 instead.
   Witnesses: Mary Boghurst, George Gates and Jonathan Prall
   Proved 7th December 1781
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th July 1791
Ann Hulkes, Widow of Strood
   Desires to be buried in the vault in Strood Churchyard with her late husband, James.
   Appoints John Boghurst of Strood and Edward Austen of London, executors; to each of them, £20 for mourning. The nephew John Gunston, £10 for mourning. All of her clothes to cousins, Rebecca, Ann and Mary Boghurst, Edith, Catherine and Sarah Jarman, shared equally.
   To Miss Elizabeth Boghurst, daughter of John Boghurst, her best set of china, "which was my sister Thames". Money in public funds to be continued by executors and interest to go to nephew John Gunston, for life. After his death, the principal sum to his children, living at her death, shared equally. If there are no children then to the 2nd cousins of her mother and father, shared equally.
   If John Gunston sells or mortgages the interest the legacy is void.
   John Gunston has not been heard from for some years,it is not certain if he is alive or dead.
   So executors can advertise for him for 12 months after her death, if he or his children do not appear in that time, his legacy is void.
   Then his legacy goes to the 2nd cousins of her father and mother.
   Rest and residue of cash and securities (except in public funds), debts, plate, linen, pewter, brass and bedding, etc., and personal estate, to executors, in trust. After debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid, bequeathed as follows, to Richard Boghurst, brother of her executor, £5; to cousin, Rebecca Boghurst,£5 and silver tea caddy; to cousin Ann Boghurst, £5 and her watch; to cousin, Mary Boghurst, £5 and her diamond cluster ring; to brother in law, Thomas Hulkes, and Susan, his wife, £5 each; to her two sisters, Mary Hulkes and Ann Hurt, 5 guineas; to nephew and godson, James Hulkes, son of Thomas, £20 and piece of old gold, valued at 12 guineas and her Bible, which was her brother Thames "whose name is inscribed therein in gilt letters on leather".
   To nephew, Thomas Hulkes, the other son of her brother in law, Thomas, £5; to Mrs Elizabeth Bellows, £5; to her present servants. Ann Edmonds and Elizabeth Casey, if with her at time of her death, 5 guineas each.
Rest and residue of real and personal estate, not already bequeathed, to second cousins of her father and mother, shared equally.
   Witnesses: John Morson, James Alchin and John Dudlow, Clerk to Mr Gates, Attorney of Rochester.
   Proved 10th March 1797, power reserved to John Boghurst
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated, 16th June 1768
James Hulkes, seems to be a cousin of the father of the above Thomas and James Hulkes. There is no indication of where he was buried at Strood and there is no surviving inscription, but I am including this concise will to compliment the others. Note the Boughton Monchelsea connection.
   James Hulkes, of Strood, Gentleman, Alderman of the City of Rochester. Sometime Mayor of the City.
   He has Old South Sea annuities in his name amounting to £2,000, £550 of this is the property of his sister, Elizabeth Prescott of Strood, widow, for which he is the trustee; his executors will transfer the £550 annuities to his sister if she requires it, or, in case of her death, t her executors.
   To sister Elizabeth, £100 and the furniture of her chamber; to Penelope Hall, his late wife Sarah's niece and daughter of the late Elkington Hall, all his wife's clothes and her child bed linen and £10 for mourning. He discharges Penelope from costs of board, clothes and education to the day of his death.
   To Rebecca Toller widow of late cousin, Thomas Toller of Chatham, Shipwright, £100; to Susanna Harrold wife of [    ] Harrold, a gunner in the Royal Navy and daughter of Tomas Toller, £50; to kinsman, Thomas Hearnden of Maidstone, son of late cousin, Amos Hearnden of Boughton Monchelsea, Tailor and Ursula his wife, £100; to Ann Wise, widow and Mary Jarman, wife of John Jarman, sisters of Thomas Hearnden, £50 each; to kinswoman, Mary Hulkes late of Strood, now of Linton, Spinster, daughter of Richard Hulkes, late of Boughton Monchelsea, Blacksmith, £50; to kinswoman, Ann wife of William Hurst and daughter of above Richard Hulkes, £50 (father of the above James and Thomas Hulkes); to Richard Hurst, son of Ann Hurst, £50 at 21 years; to cousin Gabriel Barham of Chatham, Bricklayer, son of late cousin Ursula Barham, £100; to James Hearnden, son of kinsman, Richard Hearnden, late of Strood, Baker, £50.
   To friend and acquaintances, Phillip Boghurst and Charles Arnold, late of Frindsbury, 10 guineas each. To poor parishioners of Strood, £50, to be paid within one month after his death, to the Minister or Curate and Churchwardens of Strood, to be distributed to the poor who do not receive parish alms, as they think fit.
All his water mill, mill house, stables, granary, marsh lands and mill ponds in Strood, leased from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, to Phillip Boghurst and Charles Arnold, upon trust, they are to permit sister, Elizabeth Prescott, for term left on lease, an annuity of £14. After her death, his kinsman. Thomas Hulkes, has mill for rest of term and pay above annuity of £14. (Thomas seems to be running mill ?).
   To friend Richard Pordage of Rochester, Alderman, (also sometime Mayor of the City), 10 guineas; to late servant, John Barnes, £12; to Mary Buggs, his other servant, 20 guineas; to Mary wife of William Hall, who was his servant for many years, 5 guineas; to John Huggins, of Hoo, Farmer, £50,(tenant of testator); to John, Ann, Mary and William Huggins, children of John Huggins by Elizabeth, his late wife, £40 each, at 21 years, if any die before they are 21, their legacy goes to Thomas Hulkes and James Hulkes, of Strood, Baker, shared equally.
   His portion of tithes from his farm called Temple Farm, given to him by the will of John Lampard late of Strood, Gentleman, and leased from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, for term left with benefit of renewal of lease, to James Hulkes. His house and farm and land in Noke Street, Frindsbury, Higham and Cliffe, lately occupied by John Lampard (deceased), with 5 acres of arable and land in Frindsbury near a pond called Maysole Pond, between the pond and GadsHill on the north east side and the Rochester to Gravesend road. The land will go to Penelope Hall, on her marriage to David Day. House and land in Noke Street, was lately occupied by William Heard and now occupied by John Huggins, Senior, goes to James Hulkes, the property is charge with the £14 annuity to Elizabeth Prescott; also to John Hulkes, £100.
   His freehold house in Cage Lane, Strood, purchased from John Pilcher, to Thomas Hulkes; his house in Strood, where he lately lived, with bakehouse and granary, occupied by James Hulkes, held on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester.
   To Thomas Hulkes, all household linen; all plate and rings to Thomas and James Hulkes, shared equally .Rest of furniture and household goods in his dwelling house, to Thomas Hulkes. He has lent Thomas Hulkes several sums of money to enable him to carry on business of miller,not withstanding the bequests to him, he still owes money lent to him. This debt to be part of the rest and residue of the estate. Residue of money and personal estate, not already bequeathed, to James and Thomas Hulkes, shared equally, they are also joint executors.
   Witnesses: James Bartholomew, William Twopenny and R. S. Trowald
   Proved 8th November 1769

98.   [38]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANN HURLEY
OF THIS PARISH
BORN MARCH 18th 1813
DIED OCTOBER 18th 1842
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM
SON OF W.P. AND ANN HURLEY
BORN SEPTEMBER 15th 1819
DIED MAY 30th 1845
ALSO WILLIAM R. HURLEY
BORN JUNE 4th 1830
DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1863
ALSO FRANCES HURLEY
NORN MARCH 28th 1817
DIED JUNE 26th 1883

1841 Census William Pearce Hurley, Verger of St. Nicholas

99.   [39]   Ledger   (in two pieces)

ENTRANCE
TO THE
VAULT
OF
JAMES KILLICK
DIED MAY 16th 1823
AGED 57 YEARS
[ALS]O SUKEY KILLICK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th 1836
AGED 67 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 16th May 1823*
James Killick, Millwright
   His properties, mill buildings and grounds in Strood and Meopham in his own occupation and other freehold estate, to wife Sukey for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, or remarriage, then equally shared between his children, James, Thomas, John, Ann, Susan, William, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary, Hannah and Henry, for ever.
    All his money, securities, stock in trade, household goods, plate , linen, china and other personal estate and effects to his wife, as long as she remains his widow, subject to the maintenance and education of his children, during their minority. After her death or remarriage, then shared equally amongst his children. His wife is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Attorney, Strood, Thomas Killick, Organist of Gravesend and Samuel West, Clerk to Mr Gibbs.
   Proved 12th November, goods and effects valued less than £600
*Killick died on the same day

KING see GOUGE

100.   [40]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA
WIFE OF
THOMAS KNIGHT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd OF MARCH 1848
AGED [8]2 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF NOVEMBER 1863
AGED 90 YEARS

101.   [41]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN LAWRENCE
ELDEST SON OF
JOSEPH LAWRENCE, YEOMAN
AND MARY HIS WIFE OF BILTON, WARWICKSHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF NOVEMBER 1837
IN THE 39th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
JOSEPH LAWRENCE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 2nd OF OCTOBER 1843
AT BILTON, WARWICKSHIRE
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND BETSY THOMPSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1856
AGED 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
ALSO OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD FORD WILLIAMS
OF BROMPTON
AND WIDOW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JOSEPH LAWRENCE
WHO DIED DEC. 22nd 1869
AGED 60 YEARS
FRANCES BETSY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE THOMPSON
WHO DIED DEC. 4th 1870
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE THOMPSON
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 18[81]
IN HIS 67th YEAR

Wright's Directory 1838 Joseph Lawrence, Grocer, Tea Dealer, Cheesemonger and China Warehouse
1881 Census George Thompson, Grocer, employing 10 hands
Principal Probate Registry Index George Thompson, Grocer, administration to Rei Fry, Grocer and Edward Ford Williams, Iron - Monger
Wight's Directory 1838 Edward Ford Williams, Iron Monger

102.   [42]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE LINK
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1898
AGED 62 YEARS
"Gone from us but not forgotten,
Never shall his memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where he is laid"
ALSO AMY LINK
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1918
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO EMILY ANNIE WHO DIED IN INFANCY

Kelly's Directory 1895 & 1909  
G. Link and Sons, Fruiterer, Florists and Coal Merchants, 135 – 137 High Street
G. Link and Sons, Pork Butchers, 141 High Street and Greengrocers, 143 High Street

103.   [43]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SIMCOE MACAULAY
LATE OPF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 20th 18[   ]
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
ANN GEE MACAULAY
WHO WAS BORN JULY 12th 1802
AND DIED DECEMBER 27th 1861
AGED 5[9] YEARS

104.   [44]   Coped Stone

North Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY MINTER MILLER
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1878
AGED 68
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 24th 1924 AGED 87

South Side
ALSO
CHARLES AND MARY ANN CHILDREN OF
HENRY AND MARY ANN MILLER
WHO DIED JULY 11th AND JULY 14th 1871
AGED 5 YEARS, 8 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS, 8 MONTHS

1861 Census Henry Miller, Fund Holder
Principal Probate Registry Index Henry Miller, administration to widow, Mary Ann, Richard Mercer, Banker and Edward Hoar, Gentleman, both of Maidstone, value under £10,000.

105.   [45]   Coped Stone on high Rag Stone Base


REV. GEORGE NASH, 38 YEARS VICAR OF ALLHALLOWS
(NORTH OF THE CHURCH

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. GEORGE EDWARD NASH
38 YEARS VICAR OF ALLHALLOWS – HOO
DIED AUGUST 8th 1874 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS STEVENS, R.M.
DIED MAY 2nd 1895 AGED 81 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry Index Rev. George Nash, formerly of High Halstow, late of Strood, administration to Charles Edward Stevens Nash of Lewisham, son, value under £1,500

106.   [46]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA PICNOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OF PROBATION
APRIL 26th 1859 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANDRE MARIE PICNOT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN PARIS JUNE 10th 1853
AGED 67 YEARS AND WHOSE MORTAL
REMAINS LIE INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
OF CLICHY
ALSO OF NICHOLAS ANDRE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN PARIS AUGUST 3rd 1830
AGED 27 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
OF MONTMARTRE
ALSO OF THEODORE INFANT SON OF
CHARLES AND JANE PICNOT
OF THIS PARISH AND GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
ANDRE MARIE AND MARIA PICNOT
DIED AUGUST 7th 1869 AGED THREE MONTHS
ALSO OF EMILY FOURTH DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND JANE PICNOT
DIED FEBRUARY 24th 1880 AGED 6 YEARS

1881 Census Charles Picnot, Dentist and Chemist, two assistants and one apprentice

107.   [47]   Ledger  (Probably had a related headstone)

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY JAMES RAY[SON]
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
THE 8th OF DECEMBER 1851 AGED [64] [YEARS]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th February 1848
Henry James Rayson
   To wife Mary, all of his estate, for life. After her death, then shared equally by his two daughters, Ann and Mary Rayson. His wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas J. Hills, John Jenkins and T.R. Wickes
   Proved 6th April 1852
1851 Census Henry Rayson of London Road, Fund Holder in Oyster Fishery Co.

ROCHESTER GAZETTE
"INQUEST – THE LATE ACCIDENT AT STROOD:- On Wednesday an inquest was held at the Bull's Head, Strood, before J. Lewis, Esq., touching the death of Mr Henry James Rayson, who met with his death by a fall from a scaffold on Monday, the 8th instant.
   John Henry Rayson, of Rochester, carpenter, son of the deceased, said that his father with him was examining the spouts which had been put up to some cottages building for deceased at the foot of Strood hill. While so engaged near the end of the scaffolding, bending down and looking under the spouts, the putlock came out of the brickwork, and the board on which the deceased was standing fell with him.
   Witness endeavoured to catch hold of him, but was too far off. The height from which he fell to the ground was sixteen or seventeen feet. Witness immediately went to his father's assistance and removed him to his home.
   It was impossible, he said to account for the coming out of the putlock; he had himself been frequently on the same board, nor could he attribute blame to any one.
   Frederick James Brown, of Chatham, surgeon, attended deceased, whom he saw shortly after the occurrence; he was suffering under collapse, coldness of the surface, pallid features and imperceptible pulse; he was slightly conscious, the effects of the concussion having somewhat passed off. The bones of the pelvis were considerably bruised, causing as witness inferred, internal haemorrhage and urinary irritation.
   Deceased survived the accident about two hours, and he considered that death arose from internal haemorrhage.
   Verdict "Accidental Death"

NEXT ISSUE OF ROCHESTER GAZETTE
"The mortal remains of Mr Henry James Rayson, whose death we recorded in last week's obituary, as the result of fall from a scaffold, were interred in Strood Burial Ground on Wednesday last, when several of his neighbours and friends attended the funeral.
   A number of those belonging to the oyster fishery also followed to testify their esteem towards him, who for many years held the office of foreman over them".

108.   [48]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY RING
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1884
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ANN RING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1894
AGED 72 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear"

1881 Census Henry Ring, Licensed Victualler, "Amalgamation Inn"

109.   [49]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE ROFFWAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th July [1855]
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES ROFFWAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 20th MARCH 1887
AGED 79 YEARS
GEORGE SON OF
GEORGE AND FRANCES ROFFWAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1st AUGUST 1851
AGED 7 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS

1838 Wright's Directory George Roffway, Agent for Medway Canal Stone Wharf
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th May 1855
George Roffway, Licensed Victualler, "Canal Tavern", Frindsbury.
   To wife Frances, all plate articles, which were hers before their marriage, household furniture and effects, as she may choose.
   All money and investment in the Annirable (sic) Benefit Society, held at the Canal Tavern, and from the Rochester £50 Burial Society.
   Rest and residue, including lease of the tavern, granted by Mrs Ann Hulkes and Miss Anne Maria Hulkes, to William Woodham, the Younger, of Rochester, Maltster and Edmund Adersley of Rochester, Coal Merchant, upon trust, to sell and raise £50 annuity for his wife, for life. If she dies before the first payment, then to his daughter in law, Sarah wife of John Thorogood Roffway of Rochester, Victualler. Lot of technical details follow.
   Wife and daughter, Sarah are executors.
   Witnesses: William Edmund Payne, Solicitor, Rochester and William Aldersley of Rochester.
   Proved 2nd August 1855

110.   [50]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF SAMUEL ROOK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
SAMUEL GEORGE ROOK
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF JANUARY 1862
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE NAMED SAMUEL ROOK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd DAY OF AUGUST 1863
AGED 78 YEARS

1851 Census Samuel Rook, Victualler of the "Three Gardeners"

111.   [51]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN SIMMONDS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
JANUARY 25th 1833 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZTH. ANN SIMMONDS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 30th 1857
IN HER 65th YEAR
ALSO
THOMAS RICHARD
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 6th 1861
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE SIMMONDS
THE [    ] SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 3rd 18[6]4
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO JOHN ROBERT SIMMONDS
[    ] SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 187[   ]
AGED [   ] YEARS

1824 Pigot's Directory John Simmonds, Linen Draper
1861 Census George Simmonds, Draper's Assistant at Frindsbury ?

112.   [52]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AUSTIN ROBERT STACE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 5th 1856
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF MARIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 19th 1861 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING
SONS OF THE ABOVE
JOHN
DIED APRIL 21st 1851
AGED 2 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
RICHARD SHREWBURY
DIED MAY 7th 1851
AGED 2 MONTHS
AUSTIN
DIED JUNE 5th 1858
AGED 13 YEARS
JOSEPH*
DIED JANUARY 21st 1908
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO MARIA FRENCH
SURVIVING DAUGHTER
DIED [ APRIL] [     ] 1926
[AGED 81 YEARS]
* See Interior

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th December 1856
Austin Stace
   All estate to wife, Maria. Brother in law, David French, Coal Merchant of Chatham, is executor.
   Witnesses: Edmund Saxby of Strood and Gabriel French of Chatham
   Proved 17th February 1857
1855 Post Office Directory Austin Stace, Iron Monger
1874 Post Office Directory Collis and Stace, Engineers, Ironmongers, Agricultural Machinery
1891 Kelly Directory J. Stace, Ironmonger
Principal Probate Registry Index
Joseph Stace, , Castle View Road, administration to Maria Stace, spinster, value £22,391 9s 4d

113.   [53]   Chest Tomb   (West of Porch, also see Interior)


THE STEVENS, GOLDSTON AND BENNETT TOMB
TO THE LEFT, IN THE CORNER, THE KILLICK LEDGER

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH STEVENS
THE WIFE OF
MR. THOMAS STEVENS
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, BREWER
WHO DIED THE 30th OF JANUARY 1774
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO JOHN GOLDSTON DIED
[    ] OF SEPTEMBER 1780
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF
MRS. ELIZABETH BENNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] [OF] OCTOBER 1787 ?
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
PEGGY GOLDSTON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GOLDSTON
& ELIZABETH BENNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 12th 1797
AGED 33 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 6th March 1778
John Goldston, Maltster
   Wife Elizabeth, son George, George Gunning of Frindsbury, Yeoman and Phillip Boghurst the Younger, of Frindsbury, Yeoman, are executors. Wife, Gunning and Boghurst, are guardians of children, responsible for the maintenance and education of sons, George, John and William, until they are 21, and daughters , Ann and Peggy, until they are 21 or married. His dwelling house in Strood, with malt house and adjoining land, to son George, for ever. To his wife, £500; to daughters, Ann and Peggy, sons John and William, £500 each at 21. In meantime money to be invested and interest used, if executors think fit, used for children's benefit. Executors can use whole or part of each £500 for children's benefit.
   Residue of personal estate, household goods, implements of trade, after costs, to son George, for ever.
   Witnesses: Moses Roots, William Twopenny and Henry Hills.
   Proved December 16th 1780, power reserved to George Goldston, Gunning and Boghurst.
   January 6th 1791, administration granted to George Goldston, power reserved to Gunning and Boghurst. Value of goods and effects, not more than £2,000.

STEVENS see HOWES

STEVENS see NASH

THOMPSON see LAWRENCE

114.   [54]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF CATHERINE WIFE OF
SAMUEL TURNER OF THIS PARISH
[    ] A PAINFUL AND LINGERING [ILLNESS]
WHICH SHE BORE WITH CHRISTIAN FORTITUDE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 31st 1850
AGED 60 YEARS
"She was what a wife should [be]"
THOMAS SON OF
SAMUEL AND CATHERINE TURNER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 16th 182[6]
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO AFTER A LINGERING AND PAINFUL
ILLNESS, SINCERELY REGRETTED BY HIS
AFFLICTED PARENTS TO WHOM HE
HAD ENDEARED HIMSELF BY HIS
AFFECTIONATE CONDUCT
MARY
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND CATHERINE TURNER
DIED JUNE 15th 1836 AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

1824 Pigot's Directory Samuel Turner, Brewer, near the church.

115.   [55]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ADA SOPHIA ROSE
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1879
AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN
DIED JANUARY 14th 1880
AGED 5 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH WARD
"Suffer little children to come unto Me"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WARD
DIED JANUARY 1st 1902
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1906
AGED 55 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO
SUZANNAH WARD
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1880
AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"

Principal Probate Registry Index  
William Ward, late of Vicarage Road, administration to wife, Elizabeth, value of effects £292

116.   [56]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES WATSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 21st OF APRIL 1852
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH WATSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 4th OF SEPTEMBER 18[66]
AGED 72 YEARS
SARAH DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND MARGARIETE ELIZABETH WATSON
DIED FEB 1st 1850 AGED 9 MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
EMILY DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND MARGARIETE ELIZABETH WATSON
DIED 12th DECEMBER 1861
IN THE 9th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th April 1851
Charles Watson, Butcher and Cattle Dealer.
   His freehold slaughter house lodge and loft, lately erected by him, in his own occupation, near Strood High Street, 3 acres of land in Strood, his ½ share of freehold occupied by Robert McDuff, in Strood, (his son Charles owns the other half), leasehold, (leased from Dean and Chapter of Rochester), occupied by James Izaby, lately erected by Watson, near the first property, including stable, loft and lodge, his ½ share of a leasehold farm in Rainham and his share of live and dead stock, implements, etc., he holds jointly with Robert Durrant Watson of Rainham, (leased from Charles Auriel), and insurance policy from Norwich Union Life Assurance Society, dated 30th January 1832, on life of John Vain of Frindsbury, for £300, all household goods, money and investments, all personal estate, to his brother Henry Watson of Hadlow, Butcher, and William Moss of Rainham, Grocer, upon trust to value estate and give son Charles option to buy [ ? ].
   Properties charged with an annuity of £20 for wife, Sarah, also to give daughter Ann option to purchase his freehold estate. If not trustees to sell freehold and leasehold and combine proceeds with personal estate, (house in Strood and ½ house occupied by McDuff and house occupied by Izaby and the lodge and loft).
   Personal estate, upon trust, for son Charles, daughter Ann and Mary wife of Robert Durrant Watson
in equal shares.
   To son Charles, the fixtures of house and shop. To daughter Ann, all furniture in her bedroom in his house. Any real estate vested in him, as trustee, to executors, Henry Watson and William Moss, subject to the trusts.
   Witnesses:
   Proved 3rd September 1852

117.   [57]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JAMES WEST
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th OF FEBRUARY 1826
IN THE 37th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
MR. SAMUEL WEST
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON 24th OF NOVEMBER 1861
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF
MRS. SARAH WEST
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th OCTOBER 1867
AGED 73 YEARS

1824 Pigot's Directory James West "Three Jolly Gardeners"
1838 Wright's Directory Samuel West "Three Gardeners"
1861 Census Samuel West, Proprietor of Houses
Principal Probate Registry Index  
Samuel West, Gentleman, Administration to widow, Sally, value under £1,000.

118.   [58]   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF
JOHN WEST
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
AUGUST 26th 1863 AGED 41
ALSO OF MARIA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP
AT THE RESIDENCE OF HER SON FRANCIS
NOVEMBER 30th 1897 AGED 74
"God is Love"
BOTH FORMERLY OF LEICESTERSHIRE

119.   [59]   Coped Stone


DUMPED INTO A DARK CORNER, NORTH OF THE CHURCH, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, HUMPHREY WICKHAM, WILLIAM BLAKE HILL AND HENRY MINTER MILLER

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HUMPHREY WICKHAM
SOLICITOR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 10th DECEMBER 1893
AGED 87 YEARS

South Side
ALSO REBECCA ELIZABETH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF HUMPHREY AND REBECCA WICKHAM
DIED 29th APRIL 1912
ALSO ELIZA SECOND DAUGHTER OF
HUMPHREY AND REBECCA WICKHAM
DIED 13th OCTOBER 1919
ALSO CHARLOTTE BROMLEY
THIRD DAUGHTER OF
HUMPHREY AND REBECCA WICKHAM
DIED APRIL 4th 1923

Humphrey Wickham seems to have been a multi talented man. In addition to his private practise, he was Clerk to Strood Parish Trustees for 50 years; Clerk of Watt's Charity; Clerk for Hoo Union; Deputy Coroner for Kent. He was also, according to Smetham, a gifted amateur artist, craftsman, sportsman and writer of prose and poetry. He was also a pioneer archaeologist and antiquarian, he had a fine collection of Romano–British pottery from the extensive potteries at Upchurch Marshes.
See Smetham's "History of Strood" pp 381 – 385.
Principal Probate Registry Index
Humphrey Wickham, Administration to his three daughters, value of effects, etc., £1, 302 14s 5d

120.   [60]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN WINCH
(FORMERLY OF HAWKHURST)
WHO DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1848
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF HETTY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 24th FEBRUARY 1844
AGED 68 YEARS
"They Sleep in Jesus"

1824 Pigot's Dirctory Benjamin Winch, Linen Draper, Strood.

121.   [61]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JAMES WOOD
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1845
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HENRY WOOD
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st MAY 1842
AGED 11 DAYS
ALSO MARY WOOD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1848
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM WOOD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1849
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HIS SON
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1849
AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO CHARLES SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WOOD WHO DIED
27th FEBRUARY 1871 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY WOOD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WOOD
WHO DIED 23rd NOVEMBER 1855
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO WALTER WANSTALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP EASTER EVE 1899
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH WOOD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM WOOD AND MARY WOOD
WHO DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER 1912
AGED 63 YEARS

1874 Post Office Directory William Wood, Farmer, Wickham Farm
1881 Census  
Walter Wanstall, Retired Schoolmaster, 4 Grove Villas, Maidstone Road, Rochester.

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Section D   CHURCHYARD SOUTH WEST CORNER - 18th Century headstones These headstones, decorated with carved motifs,e.g. Putti, Urns, St. Michael, etc., have been saved from the destruction which took place, at some unknown date, in the last century, and re-sited in their present position. They were originally probably in the south part of the churchyard. They are mostly quite worn, one is completely eroded.


SOUTH WEST CORNER GROUP
WEST WALL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY        BATCHELLER         HOOD         STRUTFIELD

HOOD             PORTER                 ?                BAKER        

                         ROOTS          HOPPER            DAVISON  

MILLS            WELLARD      WELCH               HODGES

TURNER              BURR         HENMARSH          SKILLER

122.   [1]   Double Headstone


WILLIAM AND MARY BAKER

IN MEMORY OF
WILL. BAKER
DIED DEC. 22nd 17[ ?] 
AGED 44 ? YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
 MARY WIFE OF
WM. BAKER
 DIED APRIL 1st 17 [ ? ]
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH BAKER
DIED [FEB. ?] 16th 1745 ?
AGED 1 YEAR & 4
MONTHS

 123.   [2]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM BATCHELLER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF NOVEMBER 1776
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st ? OF MARCH 1781 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DIED 26th MARCH 1763 AGED 28 ? YEARS
ROBERT DIED [    ] 1763 AGED 18 YEARS
WATKIN DIED 15th ? [    ] 17[   ] AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO MRS. SARAH BRIDGE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [   ] MAY 1806 AGED 7[   ] YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 14th January 1765
William Batcheller
   To wife Elizabeth, all household goods, plate, linen, etc., To daughter, Sarah, his silver watch.
Wife is executor
   Witnesses: Nicholas Gill, George Parry and Henry Coward
   Proved 15th November 1776
At the bottom, endorsed with note "not to be registered", he wishes wife to have any money from lottery tickets he bought in 1773.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th November 1805
Sarah Bridge, Widow
   By a deed of settlement prior to her marriage with Alexander Bridge, dated 8th March 1782, between herself, Alexander Bridge of Strood, Gentleman, Thomas Hulkes of Strood, Miller and Phineas Kite of Chatham, Tallow Chandler, South Sea stock in the names of Hulkes and Kite, £2,400 Old South Sea Annuities, established in or about 1751 and £750 New South Sea Annuities and another £400 in the same stock, purchased "during my coverture", plus £200 of Old South Sea Annuities, bought since she was widowed, in trustees names for her benefit. She now gives James Hulkes of Chatham, Esquire, John Snatt of Rochester, Esquire and John Gibbs of Strood, Gentleman, £2,400 Old South Sea Annuities, £1,150 New South Sea Annuities and £200 old South Sea Annuities, total £3, 750, upon trust. Within three months of her death, they are to transfer to John Puckle of Strood, Coal Meter, £1,000 of the new stock,plus £400 of the old stock. £500 of the same stock to Charlotte Taylor of Strood, widow, late Charlotte Puckle; to Frederick Puckle, a son of John and Charlotte Puckle, £500 old stock. To Mary wife of James Bridge, only son of her late husband by his first wife, £500 of same stock. To Mary and Frances Murton, daughters of the late Richard Murton of Chatham and Mary his wife, £600 of the same stock. £200 OF stock to Thomas Quarrington and £200 of stock to Robert Quarrington. £200 of stock to Frances wife of Thomas Clements ?, lately Frances Quarrington. Remaining stock to Elizabeth Bingham, her servant.
Residue of personal estate, after funeral expenses, etc., to James Bridge.
James Hulkes, John Snatt and John Gibbs are executors.
   Witnesses: George Streetin and M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs
Codicils dated 11th November 1805
   She had made bequest of £500 old stock, to Mary wife of James Bridge, she had empowered James Bridge to buy £100 of old South Sea stock, for herself on 11th November 1801. She has lately discovered that a further sum of £100 in this stock was purchased in the names of James Bridge and his wife, contrary to her wishes. James Bridge must alter the the bonds into her name. If he does not, in her lifetime, then she revokes his legacy given to Mary Bridge. In lieu of this she gives her £300 of the stock, "and no more". Rest of will ratified.
   Witnesses: George Streetin and M. Comport
   Proved 30th July 1806

124.   [3]    


JAMES AND ELIZABETH BURR

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BURR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [    ] AUGUST 17[   ]
AGED 36 ? YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 27th ? OF JANUARY 1777
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO SARAH THEIR DR. WIFE
OF WILL. GREGORY OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED YE 2nd OF JULY 1778
AGED 64 ? YEARS

I have not found James Burr in the Burial Register ?
Sarah Burr married William Gregory in the same year as her death
Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 25th June 1776
Elizabeth Burr, widow.
   All of her estate to her daughter, Sarah Burr.
   Witnesses: William Evans, Richard Russell, Salesman ? And Taylor, Strood and John Cook, Attorney, Rochester
   Proved 27th March 1777

125.   [4]   


GEORGE AND ANN DAVISON

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN FRANCES
WIFE OF
GEORGE JOHN DAVISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] DAY OF [    ] [    ]
AGED 45 ? YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE JOHN DAVISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th ? DAY OF AUGUST [17]78
AGED 66 YEARS

George Davison not found in Register, nor at both Rochester parishes, St. Mary, Chatham or St Mary Magdalene at Gillingham

126.   [5]   


JAMES HENMARSH

IN MEMORY OF
MR. JAMES HENM[ARS]H OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 9th OF JUNE 177[5]
AGED 87 ? YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated7th June 1775
James Henmarsh of Gillingham*, Gentleman
   To Rebecca Sugden, wife of Thomas Sugden of this parish, Shipwright, all of his goods, money, securities, household goods, etc., for ever. Rebecca Sugden is sole executor.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: William King, John Sommerton and Edmund Marcon
   Proved 10th June 1775
* In the Burial Register, Henmarsh is described as "from Chatham". It should be noted that the will was proved, in London, one day after his death and a day before the funeral!

127.   [6]   Headstone lying on ground


JOHN HODGES

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN HODGES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE 11th ?
1789 AGED [    ] YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 5th August 1767
John Hodges, House Carpenter
   His two freehold house in the High Street, Strood, occupied by James Kidd and adjoining house, his own, and residue of money and interest, household goods, furniture, stock in trade, to wife Mary, for ever. She is sole executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Russell, William Burton and W. Stradwick, Attorney of Rochester
   Proved 22nd April 1789

128.   [7]   


WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH HOOD

TO THE MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF WILLIAM HOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER
[                                          ]
WILLIAM HOOD [           ]
[                                    ]
[                                   ]

ALSO WILLIAM [                                    ]

129.   [8]   

[ IN MEMORY OF CHILDREN OF ?]
NATH. & H HOOD
NATH DIED [ SEPT. [    ] [1749]           RICH.? DIED [ APRIL [ ] 1752]
AGED [    ] YEARS          AGED 10 YEARS
     ANN HOOD          NATH. HOOD
DIED [JUNE] [    ] [1756]           DIED 1st JUNE 1774    
  AGED 10 YEARS          AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ESTHER HOOD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
NATHANIEL HOOD DIED SEPTEMBER 7th 1798
AGED 85 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 2nd April 1773
Nathaniel Hood, Blacksmith, Mayor of Rochester in 1771
   To Edmund, George and Frances Netherwood, sons and daughters of Edmund Netherwood of Strood, Fisherman and Frances, his wife, also to Nathaniel Watson, son of his nephew, Nathaniel Watson, £50 each. The legacies to Edmund and Frances to be paid after the death of his wife, Hester. Money to be paid to their father and invested during their minorities. The legacy to Nathaniel Watson to be paid to him at 21 years, and invested by his executor until his wife's death. To nephew Nathaniel Watson, £50; to Richard Pordage the Elder of Rochester, Baker, (one of executors) £10.
   Rest and residue, implements of trade, to wife Hester, upon trust, that she pays Lucy Watson, widow of his cousin Richard Watson, 40 shillings per annum, while Lucy remains a widow..
   Wife and Richard Pordage, executors.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Wickens and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 15th July 1774
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd August 1798
Esther Hood, Widow
   To Francis Barrow, Surgeon, her 8 houses in Strood, leased from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, all ready money and investments, household goods, furniture and personal estate, upon trust. After paying debts and funeral costs, etc., and legacies left by her husband, to sell and invest. Half of the invested money to children of the late Edmund Netherwood of Strood, equally divided.
   The other half to be equally shared amongst the children of the late Nathaniel Watson, of Strood, at 21 years. Until then interest to their maintenance and education.
   To Elizabeth Stone, her maid servant, if still with her, £60 and 2 of her best tablespoons; to Frances Ann Netherwood, widow, £50; to Francis Barrow, £40; to Ann wife of George Potter, £5; to Thomas Netherwood, son of Frances Ann, her silver tankard which once belonged to the grandfather of Nathaniel Watson, a half pint silver can and silver pepper castor; to Mary wife of Thomas Austen, a pair of sheets and damask table cloth and six damask napkins, marked R.M.H. To Frances Ann Netherwood, her silver waiter, pair of silver salts and spoons, all her clothes, counterpanes and household linen. To Nathaniel Watson, his grandmother's wedding ring and to each of his children, Edmund, Joseph, Mary, John, Thomas and William, one silver table spoon. To Edmund Netherwood, a silver quart mug; to George Netherwood, a silver pint can and tablespoon; to William Netherwood, a silver punch ladle, marrow spoon and table spoon; to Frances Netherwood, a tea chest, six silver tea spoons, sugar tongs, milk pot and table spoon; to Ann Netherwood, silver milk pot and two teaspoons.
   She signs with a mark because she is almost blind and weak
   Witnesses: William Halfhaw and John Gibbs
   Proved 12th December 1798

130.   [9]   


JOHN AND MARGARET HOPPER

IN MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN HOPPER
WHO DIED MARCH
THE [    ] 1781
AGED 67 YEARS
 IN MEMORY OF
  MRS. MARGARET HOPPER
  WIFE OF
  MR. JOHN HOPPER
  WHO DIED [AUGUST]
4th 177[8]
AGED 56? YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 12th February 1781
John Hopper, House Carpenter of Rochester
   Friend John Ely of Rochester, House Carpenter and Edward Netherwood of Strood, Fisherman and Dredgerman, are executors; to each of them, £5.
   To Elizabeth Hopper of Frindsbury, widow of his brother, Thomas, £10; to sister Mary, wife of Thomas Burten of Lenham, Yeoman, £30; to Ann Hollands of Strood, Spinster, sister of his late wife, Margaret,£20;to John Hopper of Harrietsham, Moses Hopper of Lenham, both husbandmen, Mercy Hopper of Strood, spinster; Christian wife of James Martin of Strood, Husbandman; Hester wife of [      ] Golding of Frindsbury, husbandman, sons and daughters of his late brother, Thomas, £5 each. Rest and residue to niece, Mary Hopper of Strood, spinster, daughter of his late brother, Daniel.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny Jnr. And E. J. Twopenny
   Proved 21st March 1781. Note: Edmund Netherwood written by mistake in will, Edward

131.   [10]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY M[AY]* SISTER OF
ELIZ. WIFE OF HENRY LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1761
AGED 48 YEARS
(*Wife of Robert May)

132.   [11]   

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA SUTTON DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND JANE MILLS OF THIS PARISH
HUSBANDMAN, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY [    ] 1759 AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR. JOHN MILLS DIED 16th NOV.
1769 AGED 60 YEARS
[Half eroded verses]

(N.B. Husbandman is rather awkwardly placed, it refers, of course to John Mills)

133.   [12]   


WILLIAM AND HANNAH PORTER

IN MEMORY OF WILL. PORTER
OF THIS PARISH TAYLOR HE WAS DROWNED
AT WOULDHAM DIED 19th [DECEMBER 1773]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO HANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 17th ? OF APRIL 17[76]
AGED [    ] YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 27th August 1765
William Porter, Taylor of Strood
   To wife Hannah all of his estate and effects, for ever.
   His wife, by her will, to give Hannah Robson, daughter of James Robson of Strood, Fisherman, and grand daughter of Hannah Porter, £100. His wife is executor
   Witnesses: Martha Mitton, William Boucher and Henry Mitton
   Hannah Porter renounces execution of will. Administration granted to three creditors, William Anderson of Eastcheap, Woollen Draper, Francis Starke of Rochester, Woollen Draper and Thomas Strover of Rochester, Taylor. They are bound by a bond of £800, to administer the estate.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 27th September 1775
Hannah Porter, Widow
   All her personal estate, after usual expenses, to James Robson of Strood, Mariner, for ever.
   Signs will with mark
   Witnesses: Richard Russell and John Witheridge
   Proved 10th September 1776

134.   [13]   



WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ROOTS

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROOTS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY
LATE WIFE OF
TOM RYNOLDS
OF THE PARISH OF
...................CHATHAM..  ground level
AND DAUGHTER OF
[WILL. AND ELIZ. ROOTS]
[WHO DIED JULY [    ] 1790 ?]
[AGED [    ] YEARS]
IN MEMORY
  OF WILL. ROOTS
  ?
  ?
 [AUG] [    ] 17[96]
WHO DIED AGED [    ] YEARS
OCT. [    ] 177[5]
Rear
TO THE MEMORY
OF JOHN ROOTS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [    ] 1796 ?
AGED 62 YEARS

 135.   [14]   


WILLIAM SKILLER

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM [S]KILLER?
[WHO DIED NOVEBER [ ][1795]
[AGED [50] YEARS]

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 11th July 1794
William Skiller, Dredgerman of Strood
   To daughter, Mildred, wife of William Newland, Blacksmith of Strood, 5 guineas. But if executor does not think it "proper" to pay this?
   To wife Anne, as long as she remains his widow, all furniture and household goods. Executor is to value all the latter after his wife's death. It then goes to William Friend of Strood, Sail Maker, upon trust, to distribute among testator's children, by his wife Anne, or if prudent, it can be sold and money raised, upon trust, to be shared among his children at 21 years of age.
   His dwelling freehold house in Strood, his two smacks, "Cassandra and "Resolution" and all other real and personal estate, to William Friend, upon trust. Friend can sell house and vessels and other estate as he thinks fit, to pay debts. Remainder of the money to be invested in Public Funds. Interest to his wife and four youngest children, Ann, Mary, Matilda Elias and Cassandra, as trustee thinks best.
   If his wife dies or re-marries, the interest to four youngest children until Cassandra is 16, if she dies then to the others at 16 years.
   If his estate amount to £600 or more, Friend will sell stock to raise £200 to be shared equally among his children, Susannah, William, Charles, John and Richard. If estate does not amount to £600, at time Cassandra is 16, then children have £10 each. If sun does not amount to £400 at Cassandra's 16th birthday, then interest to his wife and four youngest, until Cassandra is 21 or, if she has died, when youngest child is 21.
    If his wife dies or re-marries, then her share to four youngest children and the fund to children Susannah, William, Charles, John and Richard. Trustee can if he thinks fit, can use his vessels the fishing business and add income (rental ?) to his real and personal personal estate.
   Witnesses: Mark of Elias Armstrong of Kent Road, near the Halfway House, George Gammage of the same place and James Edmead Clerk to Mr Cross, Southwark.

136.   [15]   Double Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
DAVID STRUTFIELD
OF THIS PARISH
DIED [    ] SEPT. 1771 
AGED [     ]
IN MEMORY OF
 SARAH WIFE OF
  DAVID STRUTFIELD
  DIED THE [          ]
AGED 7[   ] YEARS

ALSO [MARY] WIFE OF
JOHN BRADLEY DIED [FEBRUARY [ ] 1778 ]
AGED [ ] YEARS ALSO THREE CHILDREN
DAVID, JOHN AND SARAH

 Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 13th July 1771
David Strutfield, Yeoman ?
   To wife, Sarah, his real and personal estate, for life, she to keep real estate in good repair and insured. To daughter Mary, £100; to David Moore, son of John Moore, £5.
   After his wife's death, to daughter Mary his "now dwelling house" in Strood and another house, occupied by Mr Jarrett, in Stood; his half share in three freehold houses in Rivers Alley in Rochester, occupied by Mr Chapman, Henry Martin and Mr Smith; and another house, leased from the Mayor and Citizens of Rochester, occupied by William Charlton, for ever.
   After the death of his wife, to daughter, Susanna his half share in the freehold, "King's Arms" in Rochester, occupied by James Jeter, her husband, for ever.
   Also to daughter, Susanna, a house occupied by Widow Nash, for ever; and his half share in three houses occupied by Mr Dally, Mr Wilson and Robert Fowler, for ever; and the leasehold (from Mayor and Citizens of Rochester), occupied by John Shackleton, for ever.
   Wife Sarah is executor and to pay costs of funeral, probate etc.
   Signs will with initials and rest of name filled in for him.
   Witnesses: William Jarret ?, mark of John Barnes and J. Bowes
   Proved 22nd October 1771

137.   [16]   


RICHARD AND ELIZABETH TURNER

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD TURNER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th OF JULY
1767 AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DIED YE 20th OF MARCH 1765
AGED 82 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 17th February 1761
Richard Turner, Fisherman and Dredgerman of Rochester
   Funeral costs, etc. , from his real and personal estate.
   To wife Elizabeth his leasehold dwelling house and wharf in Haven Key, in Rochester, leased from the Mayor and Citizens, and for freehold houses in Strood, occupied by Nathaniel Hood, Dinah Jackson, widow, Edward Streater and [    ] Williams, plus his share of Captain's Creek and the oysters, mussels and fish therein; all his ready money and invested money, households goods and furniture, for life.
   After his wife's death, the four freeholds in Strood, to grandson Turner Benfield, of Rochester, Fisherman and Dredgerman, for ever. The leasehold at Haven Key and part share in Captain's Creek, plus £100, to son in law, John Day of Rochester, Fisherman and Dredgerman, and his wife, Alice, (testator's daughter), foe ever.
   To Alice Benfield, daughter of his daughter, Alice, wife of John Day by her former husband, Deering Benfield, deceased, late of Rochester, Fisherman and Dredgerman, and to Martha Day and Ann Day, two more of their daughters, £50 each.
   Top his daughter, Ann wife of Thomas Taylor of Rochester, Husbandman, £150; to their daughter, Elizabeth Manclark whom she had by former husband, Arthur Manclark of Rochester, Mariner, £50.
   Rest and residue of personal estate, to daughters, Alice Day and Ann Taylor, equally shared.
   Wife Elizabeth and John Day are executors.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: R. Pordage, Wittam Kennett Junior and Richard Bristow
   Proved July 21st 1767, granted to John Day January 11th 1770, granted to Alice Day, widow of John Day, who did not administer will.

138.   [17]   


HENRY WELCH, ETC.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. HENRY WELCH
[WHO DIED MAY [    ] [1783]
[AGED 42 ? YEARS]
ALSO [      ] OF HIS CHILDREN
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
[    ]
[       ] WELCH [     ] BROTHER
177[   ] AGED [    ] [YEARS]
ALSO [ SUSANNAH ] THE WIFE OF [ HENRY]
WELCH LATE WIFE OF [      ]
[    ] WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 4th 1789? AGED 49? [YEARS]
MR. JOHN WELCH DIED JUNE 1Oth 1830
IN THE SIXTY THIRD YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND FIVE OF HIS CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

Rear
IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
JOHN WELCH
WHO DIED MARCH [ ] 1833
AGED 62 YEARS

139.   [18]   


JOHN AND MARY WELLARD

IN MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN WELLARD
[WHO DIED AUGUST [ ] 1776]
[AGED [ ] YEARS]
[ALSO]
MRS. MARY WELLARD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 4th ? DEC. 1811
AGED [74] YEARS

END OF SOUTH WEST SECTION OF CHURCHYARD

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Introduction

Strood is a part of the City of Rochester, and is situated on the River Medway in North Kent. Strood Cemetery lies on high ground about ¾ of a mile south of the town centre.
   The original 6 acres of the cemetery was opened in early 1883, replacing the burial ground around the old parish church of St. Nicholas in the centre of Strood. An additional 3 acres was added in 1929/30.
   This record contains all the monumental inscriptions for graves established between 1883-1929. Additionally, the transcriber found 5 monuments from the old church in the cemetery.
   The sections are the official cemetery sections. A map of the cemetery, showing the sections
   The burial registers are held at the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, at the time of writing, situated in Strood; the centre also has local newspapers on microfilm, which contain obituaries and inquests relating to many of the people buried in the cemetery.
   Strood Cemetery is very well positioned, with panoramic views east across the River Medway to Rochester and beyond. It is very well maintained, although some individual monuments in the 1883 section were overgrown with ivy and other climbers, this has now been removed.
   The western edge of the 1883 cemetery is marked by a line of Scots’ Pines. Presumably a brick boundary wall originally ran parallel to the trees. Beyond the pines lies the 1930 extension. The boundary between Sections E and D is not clear, so the exact location of some monuments may not be strictly accurate; similarly, there is no obvious boundary between Sections H, J and K, so these are treated as one section. Sections L and N, to the north of the Non-Conformist Chapel, are non-conformist, including Roman Catholic. The largest monuments are in Section H, J and K, although they do not compare in scale with some of those in St. Nicholas Cemetery, in the neighbouring City of Rochester. Unfortunately a small number of headstones remain face down and unrecorded, due, in part, to an injury to the transcriber.

The M.I.s are listed in two parts, the first covers the years 1883 (the year the cemetery opened) to 1913 and the second 1914 to 1929.

Part 1  -  1883 to 1913

Section A

Sections B & C

Sections D & E

      1 - 95

  96 - 157

158 - 189

Sections F, H, J & K 

Sections L & N  

Addenda Sections A to N 

190 - 253

254 - 298

299 - 315

 

Part 2  -  1914 to 1929

Section A

Section B

Section C

316 - 356

357 - 422

423 - 472

Sections D & E

Sections H, J & K

Sections L, N & O

473 - 489

490 - 550

551 - 607

Layout Plan of Cemetery

Image removed.

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
ADAMS 223, 258
AKHURST 284
ALDGATE 570
ALEXANDER 268
ALLBRIGHT 545
ALLEN 84, 325
ALLSWORTH 219, 237
AMES 139
AMOS 291
ANDERSON 186, 187, 357,
   606
ANDREWS 73
ANKCORN 423
APPLETON 14
ARMES 168
ARNELL 129
ARTHRELL 551
ASHTON 424
ATKINSON 45
AUBREY 457
AUSTIN 490

BAITUP 313
BAKER 15,64,156,185,267,
  316, 358, 359, 415, 479
BAKER 552, 578
BALDOCK 38, 247
BALL 94, 222
BALLARD 224
BAMBER 179
BANGHAM 425
BARKER 253

BARLING 51
BARON 20
BARROWS 360
BATCHELOR 491
BATEY 101
BATTY 579
BAVIN 317
BAYDEN 135
BEACONSFIELD 398
BEAN 553
BEASLEY 74
BEATRUP 580
BEGG 227
BELL 61, 217, 542
BELLAMY 426
BENNETT 30, 245, 361,
   427, 486, 607

BENTLEY 274, 318, 580
BERRY 233
BETT 428
BETTS 210
BISHOP 492
BLACKMAN 362a
BLADEN 362b
BLUNDELL 83, 116
BOAKES 291
BOARD 558
BOAST 554
BOILING 142
BONNEWELL 179
BONNIEWELL 429
BOOSEY 277
BOSWELL 190
BOURNE 151, 232, 258,
   319, 555, 556
BOVINGDON 54
BRADLEY 160
BRAND 7, 127
BRIDGES 514
BRIGGS 35
BRIGHT 143
BROAD 178
BROOKER 306, 363
BROOKS 81
BROWN 130, 192, 199,
   294, 462, 493
BROWNING 74
BRYANT 430
BUCK 146
BURBIDGE 19
BURGOYNE 494
BURNETT 364
BURNEY 265, 581
BURNIP 110
BURNS 39
BURR 29
BURREN 64
BUSH 8
BUTCHER 31, 576
BYFORD 87

 

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CAMPBELL 15
CARR 495
CARRICK 431, 467
CARTER 21, 154, 281, 496
CASH 310
CASTLE 17
CHALKLEN 432, 582
CHAMBERS 209, 497
CHAPMAN 167, 181
CHATFIELD 473
CHIVERS 320
CHROFTES 288
CLARE 498
CLARK 321, 433
CLARKE 41, 189
CLARKSON 447
CLEGG 458
CLIBBON 365, 434
CLIFFORD 200
CLIFTON 135
CLOAKE 116
COAST 322
COBB 194, 195
COBBETT 253
COCKLE 436
COGGER 435
COLE 151

 

COLLARD 255
COLLINGS 557
COLLINS 436
COLLIS 249
COLLISS 474
COLVER 300
CONNOLLY 589
CONWAY 282, 323
COOK 151
COOMBER 125, 292, 366
CORK 3, 4
COSSEY 367
COUCH 213
COUCHMAN 109
COULTER 437
COWEE 5
COWELL 499
COX 112, 324
COX 558
CREICHTON 485
CRONK 301
CROUCHER 213, 254
CROWHURST 368
CULLEN 71. 500
CURLING 369, 501
CURTIS 182, 184
CUTLER 25
DAINES 370
DAKERS 236, 251
DAMON 502
DANIEL 34
DANIELS 332
DARKINS 76
DAVID 503
DAVIE 438
DAVIES 583, 584, 585
DAVIS 247, 372, 373, 475
DAY 201, 295, 311, 373, 439, 541
DE PINTO 2
DEAN 88
DENHAM 325
DENNESS 170
DICK 137
DIGHTON 302
DIXON 452
DOVE 586
DOVER 440
DRAKE 95
DUCKRELL 85
DUFFILL 69
DYER 221
EARL 441, 559
EARLE 504
EASTO 23
EDMONDS 89
EDMONDSON 587
EDMUNDS 180
EDWARD 560
EDWARDS 60
EKE 374
ELDRIDGE 282
ELLIOTT 326
ELLMER 442
ELVY 257, 287, 561
EMERY 6
ENGLAND 148
EVENDEN 562
EVEREST 476

1-95   96-157   158-189   190-253   254-298   299-315   316-356   357-422   423-472   473-489   490-550   551-607
FARRELL 169
FARROW 176, 443
FASSUM 327
FAWCETT 505
FEARN 307, 308
FEHRENBACH 588
FENTON 100
FIELDER 122, 506
FINER 259, 563
FLENLEY 40
FLISHER 293
FLUX 507
FLYNNN 1
FOOKS 358
FORD 564
FOREMAN 572
FORRESTER 464
FORSHEW 328
FOSTER 393
FRANCIS 24
FREEMAN 149
FRENCH 375
FRID 119, 329, 330
FRITH 539
FROST 22
FRY 238, 250
FRYER 106

 

GAMON 202, 312
GARDINER 215
GATES 376
GEORGE 108
GERMANEY 147, 377
GERMANY 118
GIBBONS 153
GILBERT 137
GILES 207
GLENISTER 488
GODFREY 121
GOLDING 279
GOLSBY 508
GOOD 378
GOODRHAM 379
GORHAM 393, 444
GOULDEN 445
GRADY 509
GRAHAM 589
GRANT 590
GREEN 6, 510
GREGORY 331
GRILDINE 112
GRINYER 446
GRIST 49
HAISMAN 144
HALES 174
HALL 477
HALLPIKE 11
HALLS 511
HALLUMS 332
HAMMOND 380
HANSTED 478
HARKER 73, 381
HARRISON 195
HARTLEY 512
HARWOOD 513
HATCHER 410, 487
HAWKINS 514, 515
HEATH 275
HEATHCOTE 91
HEMMING 565
HENLEY 80
HENNIKER 479
HEWITT 146
HILL 102, 207, 591
HILLS 191, 333
HINDS 382, 446
HINGE 12, 279
HITCH 516
HOAR 517
HOCKING 220
HODGE 140, 159
HOLDER 309
HOLLANDS 96, 383, 566
HOLLIDAY 447
HOLLINGS 248
HOLLINGSWORTH 243
HOLLOWAY 448
HOLMES 63
HONEY 334
HOSMER 384
HOWARD 449
HOWES 335
HOWLETT 66
HUGGETT 202, 225, 312
HUMPHREY 231
HUNT 114
HURLEY 560
HURLOCK 385
HURST 96
HYETT 54

ILES 22
ILLENDEN 113
ILLMAN 56
INCE 450
IZABY 342
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JACKSON 429
JANES 244
JARMY 269
JARRETT 336, 498
JARVIS 332
JEAL 10, 11
JEFFERY 128
JENNEY 218
JOHNSON 337, 475
JONES 79
JOYCE 27
JUDGES 518

KELLEY 286
KELLY 164
KEMBER 592
KEMSLEY 16
KENNARD 283
KENNETT 135
KENT 567
KENWORTHY 386
KIERNAN 159
KILLICK 283, 387
KIMMINS 568
KNIGHT 197, 289, 38
KNOTT 388

LABBETT 136
LACEY 217
LAMB 338
LAMBKIN 9, 389
LAMPARD 152
LANGFORD 28, 296
LANGRIDGE 101
LANGSTON 2
LATTER 451
LAW 516
LAWRENCE 299, 593
LAWTON 53
LE COCQ 262
LEANEY 235
LEE 452
LEIGH 280
LEMON 32, 339
LENEY 453
LESTER 107
LETLEY 104, 390, 391, 480,
   481
LEVY 13
LEWIS 60, 392
LEY 454
LING 455
LINK 519
LOACH 90
LOCKWOOD 386
LOFT 55
LONDON 289
LONG 340
LOVE 594
LOVIS 394
LOWE 82
LUCHFORD 341
LUCK 235
LUCKHURST 393
LUDLOW 84
LUFF 99
MALACHI 248
MANLEY 85, 228
MANNEUCH 342
MARLEY 500
MARSH 150
MARSHALL 139
MARTIN 276
MARTYN 520
MASCALL 29
MASON 272
MATSON 569
MATTHEWS 198, 520
MAUNDER 36, 343
MAYHEW 234
MAYOU 196
McINTYRE 343
MEDHURST 488
MERRY 570
MIDDLETON 270
MILLIAM 108
MILLS 394, 522
MISKIN 38
MITCHELL 75, 303
MONGER 344
MOON 117
MOORE 14, 45, 58
MOSS 214, 220, 595
MOUNT 265
MUGGERIDGE 395
MUNDAY 396
MUNN 122
MUNRO 194
MUXWORTHY 158
MYHILL 86, 153

 

NASH 131, 264, 298
NAYLOR 577
NEAVES 240, 242
NEWSTEAD 596
NICHOLS 332
NIXON 523
NORDBYE 545
NORRIS 524
NUTT 483
NUTTER 256
NYE 213

OAKESHOTT 148
OATES 136
OLIVER 162
ONSLOW 141
OSBORNE 345, 530
OSWALD 411
OWENS 597
OWERS 328
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PACKHAM 456
PACKMAN 120
PACKNAM 203
PAINE 212
PALMER 5, 230, 571
PANNELL 598
PARAMORE 135
PARKER 31, 67, 278
PARR 582
PARROTT 37, 82, 93
PASFIELD 457
PATERNOSTER 525
PATRICK 99
PATTERSON 165, 229
PAYNE 77, 205, 526
PEARSON 397
PEMBLE 398, 527
PENFOLD 346
PERCIVAL 244
PERRIN 69
PETERS 66
PETTMAN 572
PHILLIPS 44
PHIPP 319
PICNOT 252
PIDDLESDEN 556
PIERSON 271
PILLOW 548
PITCHER 129
PITOCK 50
PLAW 528
POCOCK 33
POLLARD 28, 529, 552
POUND 573
POWELS 304
PRENTICE 163
PURSER 171

 

QUINNELL 241

RADFORD 53
RAINSFORD 317
RAYFIELD 70
READ 599
REDDINGTON 338
REED 458
RELF 183
RELF 530
RENDLE 347
REYNOLDS 273, 348
RICE 4
RICH 531
RICHARDS 79, 532, 533
RICHARDSON 349
RICHMAN 115
RICKELLS 459
RILEY 157
RING 173, 179, 398
RIPLEY 534
ROBBINS 399
ROBERTS 57, 535
ROBUS 220, 239
RODMELL 208
ROE 400
ROGERS 401
ROSE 402
ROWE 18
ROWING 26
ROWLEY 179
RUCK 59
RUSSELL 105
RUTHERFORD 220

SAFFELL 162
SANKEY 62, 304, 350
SAWYER 188, 536
SAXBY 516
SCOONES 103
SCRAFTON 585
SEAGULL 145
SEARS 537
SETH 144
SHARP 482
SHERSBY 177
SHORE 403
SHRUBB 460
SIBURN 52
SILLETT 380, 600
SILVER 105
SIMMONDS 135, 461
SIMS 216
SKINNER 204
SKURRAY 146
SLATER 404
SMALLMAN 191
SMEED 84
SMETHAM 16
SMITH 76, 91, 115, 181,
  182, 405, 538, 539
SMITHERMAN 540
SOLLITT 226
SPARKS 370
SPASHETT 166
SPENDLOVE 54
SPIKINS 223
SPURDLE 21
STACEY 483
STANDHAFT 602
STAPLES 484
STAPLETON 314
STARK 406
STARTUP 473
STEDMAN 462
STEELE 193
STEVENS 48, 124, 221
STEWART 407, 541
STOAKES 445
STOCKWELL 601
STONHAM 463
STREETER 159
STYLES 408
SUMMERS 351
SUTTON 331
SWAIN 71
SWEET 47
SYMONS 58

 

 

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TABRET 258
TANNER 602
TANSLEY 266
TAYLOR 542
TERRY 409
TESTER 161
THOMAS 411
THORNE 412
THORPE 72
TIMBY 349
TOATES 262
TODD 574
TOKER 483
TOMPSETT 603
TONKIN 260
TRANAH 575, 604
TUCKER 43, 352, 489
TUMBER 36
TURNER 168, 543
TUTON 305
TUTT 138, 139
TYRRELL 221
URE 464
USHERWOOD 544

VALSLER 413
VANT 543
VAUGHAN 285, 353
VICKERS 172

WADHAMS 92, 198, 414,
   415, 416
WAGON 6, 126
WAKEFIELD 42
WAKEHAM 292
WALE 544
WALKER 417
WALTER 97
WARE 466, 467
WARRELL 534
WATERER 467
WATERFIELD 545
WATERHOUSE 546
WATERMAN 145, 485
WATERS 305, 468
WATSON 337
WEAIRE 418
WEBB 48
WEEKES 65
WEEKS 206
WELLS 232, 419, 420, 421
WEST 17, 118, 17, 199,
  354, 547
WHITCHELO 256
WHITE 123, 605, 89
WHYMAN 469
WICKER 261, 263, 470
WIGLEY 82, 111
WILES 576, 577
WILKES 82
WILLARD 116
WILSON 155, 281, 548
WINCH 62
WINTER 290

WISDOM 211
WISE 355, 549
WOOD 46, 78, 235, 550

WOOLCOCK 471
WRIGHT 315, 356, 422, 68
YAXLEY 127
YEO 175
YOUNG 98, 472

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections A and B - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION A

(The graves in this section were recorded from N – S and the rows, E – W from the road)

ROW 1

1.   [1]   Pedestals and cross

IN MEMORY OF
KATE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SERGT. MAJOR E. FLYNNN R.E.
DIED MAY 17th 1900
AGED 38 YEARS

2. [2]   Large plot, railings, pedestal and cross


East side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN LANGSTON J.P., F.R.C.S.
OF LINDEN GARDENS, HYDE PARK, West
AND OF THE FRIARY, STROOD
DIED OCTOBER 16th 1890
AGED 62 YEARS
"And when he had overcome the
sharpness of death, he opened
the Kingdom of Heaven to all
believers"

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADELINE EDITH LOIS DE PINTO
OF 25 LANCASTER GATE TERRACE
HYDE PARK
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ADELINE LANGSTON
PASSED AWAY MAY 28th 1934
AGED 59 YEARS
"Requiescat in Pace"

North Side
ALSO OF
VICTOR LANGSTON
DIED JANUARY 20th 1884
AGED 4 MONTHS
SON OF
JOHN AND ADELINE LANGSTON
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away, blessed be the
name of the Lord"


West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OLIVE WANDA
BELOVED WIFE OF
RUFUS JOHN NOEL DE PINTO
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1991
"Reunited"

3. [3]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
CHARLES GEORGE CORK
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1911
IN HIS 76th YEAR
AND
HIS BELOVED WIFE
ELIZA
WHO DIED 2nd SEPTEMBER 1907
IN HER 70th YEAR
ALSO
STANLEY
FIFTH SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN 26th MARCH 1877
DIED 8th MARCH 1883
"The Lord is my shepherd"

4.  [3b ]   Headstone on south wall in Section P

TO THE LOVING MEMORY
OF
STANLEY CORK
BORN MARCH 26th 1877
DIED MARCH 8th 1883
"The Lord is my shepherd"
ALSO
ELIZA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES GEORGE CORK
BORN OCTOBER 16th 1837
DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1907
"Thy will be done"
FIRST STONE ERECTED IN THE CEMETERY

5.  [4]    Fallen Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELEANOR ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD PALMER
DIED 27th MAY 1883
AGED 28 YEARS
"O, Lord thy will be done"
ALSO
ELEANOR COWEE
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 6th JULY 1883
AGED 62 YEARS
INTERRED AT WOOLWICH
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD PALMER
DIED 12th APRIL 1915
AGED 65 YEARS
"He doeth all things well"
ALSO
ANNIE PALMER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 18th MARCH 1926
AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"

6.   [5]   Coped red granite

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET EMERY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 23rd 1889 AGED 83 YEARS
"By grace are we saved, through faith, unto Salvation in Jesus Christ"

South Side
SARAH JANE GREEN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1892 AGED 81 YEARS
AND CAROLINE WAGON
DIED DECR. 7th 1899 AGED 86 YEARS
"At Rest"

7.   [6]   Fallen Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM J. BRAND
WHO DIED 30th NOVEMBER 1883
AGED 69 YEARS
"Afflictions sore, long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Til God did please,
Death should release,
And free me from my pain"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM J. BRAND
DIED 12th MARCH 1887
AGED 72 YEARS
"In death they are united"
ALSO
SAMUEL
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th DECEMBER 1892
AGED 48 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

8.   [7]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE FREDERICK BUSH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBY. 16th 1898
AGED 64 YEARS
"His end was peace"
"Gone from all sorrow and sickness and pain,
And gone where the ransomed eternally reign,
Gone where all heart rending partings are past,
And gone where we all hope to gather at last"
ALSO MARY ANN BUSH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 30th 1911
AGED 71 YEARS
"Deeply Mourned"
ALSO ALFRED BUSH
WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1938
AGED 76 YEARS
"At Rest"

9.   [8]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HORACE
BELOVED SON OF
JAMES AND ANNIE LAMBKIN
DIED AUGUST 25th 1884
AGED 6 MONTHS
"You little thought my time so near"

10.   [9]   Fallen Headstone

"Sleep in peace and take your rest"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THIRZA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT JEAL
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1884
AGED 49 YEARS
"In as much as ye have done it
unto the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT JEAL
DIED AUGUST 28th 1908
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA HARRIET
HALLPIKE
WHO DIED FEB. 21st 1921
AGED 76 YEARS

11.   [10]   Fallen Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS JEAL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1894
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
JEMIMA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1901
AGED 67 YEARS
"Until the day breaks and the
shadows flee away"

12.   [11]   Large plot, pedestals, cross, mourning figure, and ledger

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER ADOLPHUS HINGE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 17th DEC. 1883
AGED 21 YEARS
"A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled"
ALSO ALICE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1874
AGED 2 MONTHS
INTERRED IN SITTINGBOURNE CEMETERY

Ledger
ALSO DARLING
FRANK
WHO DIED MAY 13th 1887
AGED 7 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"
ALSO
HENRY EDWARD HINGE
DIED 6th JUNE 1913
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace"
ALSO
MARY ANN HINGE
WHO DIED 14th JANUARY 1919
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Rest"

13.   [2]   Headstone, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES LEVY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 30th 1902
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO LEAH CLARE
GRAND-DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1886
AGED 1 YEAR & 5 MONTHS
ALSO OF
NATHAN HENRY LEVY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 9th 1909
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO OF REBECCA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
CHARLES LEVY
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1912
IN HER 85th YEAR
ALSO CHARLES DAVID
SON OF THE ABOVE CHARLES LEVY
WHO DIED MAY 16th 1917
IN HIS 63rd YEAR
ALSO EMILY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1937

14.   [13]   Fallen headstone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES APPLETON
WHO DIED MAY 18th 1887
AGED 74 YEARS
"Her end was peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES APPLETON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 1st 1892
IN HIS 71st YEAR
ALSO SIDNEY
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1893
IN HIS 3rd YEAR
ALSO WILLIAM MOORE
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MOORE
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1906
AGED 83 YEARS

15.   [14]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SUPT. W. H. BAKER K.C.C.
DIED MARCH 1st 1887
AGED 58
"Sleep on beloved, sleep and take thy rest,
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour’s breast,
We loved thee well but Jesus loved thee best"
ALSO FRANCES
DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
JAMES CAMPBELL
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 2nd JULY 1916 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
W. H. BAKER
DIED SEPT. 11th 1923
AGED 93 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES CAMPBELL
DIED 26th JULY 1932
AGED 75 YEARS

16.   [15]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SMETHAM
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1885
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO OF
HARRY EARLL KEMSLEY
INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1886
AGED 6 MONTHS
ALSO OF
HELEN MAY A.R.C.A.
BELOVED ELDEST CHILD OF ABOVE
DIED AT DURHAM 15th MAY 1925
BURIED HERE
ALSO OF
GRACE THE DEAR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 11th AUGUST 1932
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY SMETHAM
(HISTORIAN OF STROOD)
WHO DIED ON THE 19th OF APRIL 1945
AGED 90 YEARS

17.   [16]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMUEL WEST
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 1899
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO IDA MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th AUGT. 1899 AGED 3 MONTHS

North Side
ALSO
MARY CASTLE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1905
AGED 77 YEARS

18.   [17]   Large plot, two headstones

"Father into thy hands I commend my spirit"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD ROWE
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 26th 1886
AGED 62 YEARS
"My presence shall go with thee
and I will give thee rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD ROWE
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 19th 1887
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO EMMA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1933
AGED 86 YEARS
"In death they are united"
ALSO JANE ROWE DAUGHTER OF ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 19th 1940
IN HER 82nd YEAR
"Sadly Missed R.I.P."
--------------------------
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES ROWE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF APRIL 1916
AGED 64 YEARS
"For I have given you an example that
ye should do as I have done to you"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES ROWE
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 10th 1923
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO STEWART ROWE
SON OF ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1945
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"

19.   [18]   Pedestals, fallen cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA
WIFE OF
WILLIAM BURBIDGE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 13th MARCH 1887
AGED 71 YEARS
"His mercy endureth for ever"
MARTHA MARY ANN BURBIDGE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1907
AGED 54 YEARS
"Absent from the body, present with the Lord"

South Side
BERTIE BURBIDGE
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1892
AGED 4 YEARS
"Jesus called him"

North Side
ALSO
WILLIAM BURBIDGE
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1895
IN HIS 84th YEAR
"In sure and certain hope"

20.   [19]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM BARON
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS OCTOBER 3rd 1883
AGED 42 YEARS
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
For weeping is in vain,
Prepare yourselves to follow me,
And we shall meet again"
ALSO
HARRIETT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS DECEMBER 31st 1897
AGED 49 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
blessed be the name of the Lord"

ROW 2

21.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM CARTER
WHO DIED 18th JULY 1908
AGED 56 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM CARTER
WHO DIED 17th DECR. 1918
AGED 72 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF HARRIET CARTER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th DECR. 1918
AGED 41 YEARS
"Abide with me"
ALSO OF SARAH ANN SPURDLE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th FEBY. 1908
AGED 36 YEARS
INTERRED IN PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY

22.   [2]   Derelict curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF AMBROSE ILES FROST WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1907 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HIS WIFE HANNAH FRANCES FROST WHO DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1916 AGED 80 YEARS

23.   [3]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ROBERT EASTO
DIED OCTOBER 26th 1887
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
SELINA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1883
AGED 41 YEARS
"In death they are united"
ALSO JANE EASTO
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 13th 1952
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO FLANDERS HERBERT EASTO
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1955
AGED 83 YEARS

24.   [4]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN HUBERT
THE BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE AND ELIZABETH FRANCIS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1880
AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
GEORGE EDMUND FRANCIS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1912
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE FRANCIS
WHO DIED JUNE 9th 1920 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA FRANCIS
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 17th 1944
AGED 90 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

25.   [5]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR CUTLER
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1892
AGED 36 YEARS
"The broken link repaired, the lost restored
so shall we be for ever with the Lord"
ALSO HELEN CUTLER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AGED 80 YEARS

North Side
ALSO
CHRISSIE
THE BELOVED
CHILD OF
ARTHUR & HELEN
CUTLER
BORN CHRISTMAS DAY 1884
FELL ASLEEP MARCH 20th 1889
ALSO ARTHUR
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1896
AGED 10 ½ YEARS

26.   [6]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
STEPHEN ROWING
WHO DIED MARCH 19th 1909
AGED 73 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO FRANCES ROWING
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1912
AGED 74 YEARS
"The weary shall rest from their labour"
ALSO WILLIAM ROWING
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1885
AGED 20 YEARS
"His end was peace"

27.   [7]   Fallen headstone

[       ]
SARAH ANN
[BELOVED] WIFE OF
HENRY RICHARD JOYCE
[WHO] DIED DECR. 1st 1901?
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1901
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
ARTHUR SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1914
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
HENRY RICHARD JOYCE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 1927
AGED 78 YEARS

28.   [8]   Fallen headstone

[    ]
JANE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
JOHN LANGFORD
BORN 10th SEPTEMBER 1830?
DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1884
ALSO OF
MARY LANGFORD
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 6th JUNE 1832
DIED 18th MARCH 1908
ALSO FRANCES POLLARD
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 10th 1922
AGED 88 YEARS

29.   [9]   Headstone, very eroded

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALBERT BURR
WHO DIED AUGUST [ ] 1885
AGED 21 YEARS
"Jesus Christ died for me"
ALSO
[    ] MASCALL
[Rest eroded]

30.   [10]   Fallen headstone, face down, almost horizontal

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LILIAN BENNETT
DIED JUNE 7th 1890
AGED 15 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"
ALSO JAMES BENNETT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 20th 1901
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET BENNETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1909
AGED 71 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

31.   [11]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
PARKER RICHARD BUTCHER
WHO DIED JANorth 4th 1888
AGED 34 YEARS
"He hath delivered my soul in peace"
ALSO LILLIAN CHARLOTTE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB. 28th 1899
AGED 20 YEARS
"The Lord hath called thee"
ALSO THE ABOVE
PARKER RICHARD BUTCHER
WHO DIED AUG. 8th 1923
AGED 75 YEARS

32.   [2]   Fallen headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE LEMON
DIED 12th MARCH 1886 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO AGNES GRACE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 5th APRIL 1907 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN LEMON
DIED 6th NOV. 1914 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD LEMON
DIED 4th JAN1930 AGED 90 YEARS

33.   [13]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
TIMOTHY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SOPHIA POCOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 4th 1893
AGED 77 YEARS
"The memory of the just is blessed"
ALSO
HIS DARLING GRANDCHILD
HILDA SOPHIA POCOCK
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 22nd 1893
AGED 5 YEARS
"He shall gather the lambs in his arms"
ALSO SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 13th 1901
AGED 79 YEARS
"Thy sleep shall be sweet"
ALSO KATE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 30th 1935

34.      [14]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES DANIEL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1884
AGED 72 YEARS
"God in his wisdom has recalled
the boon his love had given
and though the body moulders here
the soul is safe in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES DANIEL
WHO DIED DECEMBER 20th 1893
AGED 78 YEARS
"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"

35.   [15]   Low headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS ANTHONY BRIGGS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SUDDENLY
6th AUG. 1910 AGED 70
ALSO CATHERINE ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th DEC. 1922 AGED 78
ALSO ALFRED WALTER
INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th OCT. 1888
AGED 2 YEARS, 2 MONTHS

36.   [16]   Headstone

IN MEMORIAM
CHARLES ROBERT MAUNDER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1884
AGED 57 YEARS
"His end was peace"
ALSO
SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 22nd 1890
AGED 57 YEARS
"Oh, how patient in thy suffering,
When no hand could give thee ease,
God the helper of the helpless,
Saw thy grief and sent thee peace"
ALSO
ANNIE TUMBER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 5th 1930
IN HER 70th YEAR
"At Rest"
AND HER DEAR SON
"TED"
WHO FELL AT HEBUTERNE
JULY 1st 1916
ALSO FRANK MAUNDER
THIRD SON OF
THOMAS AND SARAH ANN MAUNDER
DIED FEB. 12th 1932

37.   [17]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY PARROTT
WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1893
AGED 31 YEARS
"A sudden change; I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens to us all,
This day was mine-tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM THOMAS PARROTT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1897
AGED 71 YEARS
"Earth takes her own, this mortal frame,
Eternity her part shall claim,
And so we say in humble trust,
The soul to God, the dust to dust"
ALSO OF
JANE PARROTT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 14th 1898
AGED 72 YEARS
"While in this world I did remain,
My latter days were grief and pain,
But when the Lord did think it best,
He took me to a place of rest"

38.   [18]   Heart shaped tablet on "rock " pedestal, cross fallen

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEOFFERY BALDOCK
INFANT SON OF
ROBERT & CATHERINE

South 
KNIGHT MISKIN
DIED SEPTEMBER
10th 1883
AGED 5 WEEKS

Rear
ALSO
CATHERINE SARAH KNIGHT MISKIN
DIED MARCH 23rd 1909
AGED 56 YEARS
AND ROBERT MISKIN HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 29th 1938 AGED 87 YEARS

ROW 3

39.   [1]   Fallen, grey granite headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BURNS LL.D
BORN OCTOBER 3rd 1805
DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1884
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE BURNS
HIS WIFE
BORN SEPTEMBER 1st 1810
DIED OCTOBER 12th 1888

40.   [2]   Curbs

LOUISA FLENLEY DIED 29th JULY 1901 AGED 71 ALSO HARRIETT FLENLEY DIED 26th FEB. 1904 AGED 76 (one line)

41.   [3]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROSANA
[WIFE?] OF
HENRY ROBERT [CL]ARKE?
MAGISTRATE AND COLLECTOR B.C.S.
BORN 27th AUGUST 1836
DIED 8th MARCH 1889
"Father in thy gracious keeping
leave we now thy servant sleeping"

42.   [4]   Very eroded headstone

ELIZABETH WAKEFIELD

HENRY WILLIAM WAKEFIELD
[Rest eroded]

43.   [5]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN TUCKER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th 1890
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIETT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1891
AGED 70 YEARS
"In death they are united"

44.   [6]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK R. PHILLIPS
DIED SEPT. 21st 1908
AGED 23 YEARS
EDWARD G. W. PHILLIPS
LATE R.E. , DIED AT
MIDDLESBORO, YORKS JAN 27th 1900
AGED 22 YEARS
CHARLES A. PHILLIPS
DIED AUG. 22nd 1885
AGED 3 YEARS
GEORGE A. PHILLIPS
DIED JUNE 23rd 1911
AGED 19 YEARS
CATHERINE ANN PHILLIPS
DIED FEB. 27th 1929
AGED 73 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
GEORGE ALBERT PHILLIPS
DIED JUNE 2nd 1933
AGED 77 YEARS

45.   [7]   Large plot, pedestals and cross and heart shaped tablet

Pedestal East Side
JOSEPH ATKINSON
DIED APRIL 15th 1917
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN MATILDA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 21st 1905 AGED 49 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
IN MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH ATKINSON
DIED MARCH 3rd 1895
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO FANNY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 5th 1921 AGED 75 YEARS

North Side
ALSO
IN MEMORY
OF
NELLIE KATE ATKINSON
DIED MAY 26th 1906
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO NELSON JOSEPH MOORE ATKINSON
DIED SEPT. 20th 1948 AGED 61 YEARS

Tablet
IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANK EDWIN ATKINSON
CORPL. 10th BTN ROYAL FUSILEERS
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR MONCHY
FRANCE, APRIL 11th 1917
AGED 21 YEARS
"He hath done what
he could"

46.   [8]   Headstone

OUR DEAR MOTHER
SELINA WOOD
WHO FELL ASLEEP 29th OCT. 1905
AGED 77 YEARS
"Blessed are the pure in heart"
ALSO MARY JANE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 20th MARCH 1911
AGED 57 YEARS
"Joy and gladness shall be found there,
Thanksgiving and the voice of melody"
ALSO SELINA RICE
THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
RE-UNITED WITH HER DEAR ONES
10th DEC. 1944 AGED 87 YEARS
"We know that we have passed
from death unto life"
ALSO PETER JAMES RICE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 10th DEC. 1914
AGED 78 YEARS
"Our Father which art in heaven"

47.   [9]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES SWEET
DIED OCTOBER 13th 1899
AGED 69
ALSO
CHARLOTTE HIS WIFE
DIED OCTOBER 12th 1899
AGED 68
"In life united
in death not divided"
ALSO BESSIE
WIFE OF T. H. SWEET
WHO DIED JUNE 16th 1904
AGED 34 YEARS

48.   [10]   Headstone, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL WEBB
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1902
AGED 57 YEARS
"To live in hearts we leave
behind is not to die"
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1928
AGED 83 YEARS
"Though lost to sight,
To memory ever dear"
ALSO OF WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVR. 26th 1909
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE STEVENS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 24th 1925
IN HER 57th YEAR
"Come unto me"
ALSO OF CICELY ROSE STEVENS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL WEBB
WHO DIED AUGUST 11th 1904
AGED 11 YEARS

49.   [11]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JAMES GRIST
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 26th 1910
AGED 58 YEARS
"May he for ever rest in peace"

50.   [12]   Pedestals, fallen cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
LOUISA KATHLEEN PITOCK
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
PERCIVAL & KATHLEEN PITOCK
ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN
OCT. 17th 1903
AGED 3 MONTHS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"

51.   [13]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HANNAH WIFE OF JAMES BARLING
DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1904
AGED 73 YEARS
"I will give you rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES BARLING
WHO DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER 1914
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LUCY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd NOVEMBER 1933
AGED 77 YEARS
"For ever with the Lord"

52.   [14]   Voluted tablet, derelict monument

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN SIBURN
WHO DIED OCT. 22nd 1908
AGED 38 YEARS

53.   [15]   Pedestals, fallen cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH SOPHIA WIFE OF
WILLIAM RADFORD LAWTON R. N.
DIED JULY 1st 1904
AGED 37

54.   [16]   Pedestals, fallen cross

East Side
IN
SACRED AND LOVING
MEMORY OF OUR DEAR
MOTHER AND FATHER
SARAH MARIA SPENDLOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME
OCT. 16th 1899 AGED 78 YEARS
JOHN HYETT SPENDLOVE
WHO WENT TO REST
DEC. 20th 1899 AGED 83 YEARS
"Those we mourn are crowned with glory"
"When the weary are at rest"
"Thy will be done"

North Side
ALSO
HENRY CHARLES BOVINGDON
WHO DIED 9th SEPT. 1930
AGED 78 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
ELLEN JANE BOVINGDON
WHO DIED 24th MAY 1949
AGED 89 YEARS

55.   [17]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE ERNEST LOFT
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
THOMAS JOHN AND ANN LOFT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1904
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANN LOFT
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1935
IN HER 84th YEAR
AND
THOMAS JOHN LOFT
WHO DIED AUGUST 1st 1939
IN HIS 85th YEAR
"Peace at last"

56.   [18]   Headstone, large plot

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ILLMAN
WHO DIED 17th APRIL 1905
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO RICHARD ILLMAN
WHO DIED 14th FEB. 1923
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN ILLMAN
HIS WIFE
REUNITED 24th MAY 1944
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO LUCY THEIR DAUGHTER
5th AUG. 1964
AGED 76 YEARS

57.   [19]   Curbs

East Side
HILDA WINIFRED

North Side
THE BELOVED WIFE OF ARTHUR ROBERTS DIED 2nd NOV. 1909 AGED 29 YEARS

58.   [20]   Curbs, large plot

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE MOORE WHO DIED JUNE 11th 1906 AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"

West Side
ALSO CLARA MOORE DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1909 AGED 56
ALSO ALICE SYMONS DIED SEPTEMBER 28th 1910 AGED 32

South Side
ALSO MATILDA MOORE WHO DIED MAY 30th 1914 AGED 87 YEARS

East Side
ALSO SOPHIA MOORE DIED NOV. 29th 1916 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE MOORE DIED DEC. 28th 1927 AGED 67 YEARS

59.   [21]   Small headstone and curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
SARAH & CHARLES RUCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MOTHER – AUG. 13th 1908
FATHER – SEPT. 1st 1917

North Curb
ALSO MINNIE FRANCES THEIR DAUGHTER AT REST 30th OCT. 1959 AGED 78 YEARS

60.   [22]   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LYDIA LEWIS EDWARDS WHO DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1909 AGED 47 YEARS (one line)
"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes"

61.   [23]   Curbs

North Side
THOMAS WILLIAM BELL DIED 17th NOV. 1916 AGED 52 YEARS

South Side
ALSO SARAH JANE HIS WIFE DIED 18th OCT. 1913 AGED 47 YEARS

ROW 4

62.   [1]   Headstone, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN WINCH
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT TINGEY’S
CEMENT WORKS 28th NOVEMBER 1883
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th AUGUST 1920
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 14th APRIL 1926
AGED 63 YEARS
ERECTED BY THEIR DAUGHTER SUSAN SANKEY

63.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED SEPTIMUS HOLMES
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1883
AGED 60 YEARS
"There remaineth therefore a
rest to the people of God"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HOLMES
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1920
IN HER 95th YEAR
ALSO
ADA MARY HOLMES
DIED JAN 22nd 1934
AGED 70
"Rest for the weary"

64.   [3]   Headstone and curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH BAKER
WHO DIED 29th DEC. 1906
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES H. B. BURREN
BOATSWAIN R. N.
LOST IN H.M.T. ST. GENNY 12th JAN 1930
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE JOHN BURREN
WHO DIED 2nd SEPT. 1932
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO SELINA BURREN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th NOV. 1942
AGED 82 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER MARGARET JILL BURREN DIED 26th MARCH 1949 AGED 55 YEARS

65.   [4]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD WEEKES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1884
AGED 65? YEARS
"[      ] of the Lord is promised
[      ] and life forevermore"

66.   [5]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN ANN
BELOVED WIFE OF SAMUEL HOWLETT
DIED SEPT. 13th 1900
AGED 44 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE SAMUEL HOWLETT
DIED FEB. 19th 1935
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO NELLIE ANN PETERS
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 16th 1915
INTERRED AT SIMONSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
ALSO SAMUEL HOWLETT
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE OCT. 1917

67.   [6]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
PETER PARKER
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1884
AGED 65 YEARS
[Eroded verses]

68.   [7]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH PRISCILLA WRIGHT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1884
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1886
AGED 49
ALSO ERNEST ALFRED
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1891
AGED 21 YEARS
"All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless tossing passed,
We are now at peace, for we [are]
Safely home in heaven at last"

ROW 5

69.   [1]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT SOPHIA
WIFE OF
WILLIAM DANIEL DUFFILL
WHO DIED 10th OCT. 1909
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DANIEL DUFFILL
WHO DIED 25th MAY 1924
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO CAPT. WILLIAM DUFFILL
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1895
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 9th AUG. 1885
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD PERRIN
WHO DIED 30th DEC. 1904
IN HIS 89th YEAR
ALSO LAVINIA DUFFILL
WHO DIED 13th MARCH 1921
AGED 82 YEARS
"They rest in peace"

70.   [2]   Fallen, small headstone, top half eroded

JANE RAYFIELD
[        ]
[         ]
ALSO
JOSEPH RAYFIELD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 4th 1900
AGED 79 YEARS

71.   [3]   Headstone and curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LAVINIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
REGINALD SWAIN
WHO DIED 1st NOVEMBER 1908
AGED 43 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO JANE CULLEN
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1925
AGED 81 YEARS
"The weary are at rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
REGINALD BASIL SWAIN
WHO DIED 16th FEB. 1942
AGED 70 YEARS
"Re-united"

North Curb
ROSINA SWAIN 1890 – 1981 "Dearly Loved"

South Curb
FREDERICK BASIL SWAIN 1895 – 1979 "Loving and Much Loved"

72.   [4]   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ABIGAIL DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & SARAH THORPE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1883 AGED 6 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

73.   [5]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ADELAIDE ANDREWS
DIED 2nd SEPT. 1912
ALSO OF MARY ANDREWS
DIED 12th APRIL 1922
ALSO M. ADELAIDE ANDREWS
PASSED ON 23rd MAY 1937
"Sanctuary"

North Side
DAVID A. T.
HARKER
DIED 29th JAN
1915
AGED 14 MONTHS

74.   [6]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM BROWNING
WHO DIED AUGUST 14th 1907
AGED 49 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO WILLIAM BEASLEY
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1923 AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"

North Side
ALSO
SARAH JANE WIFE OF
WILLIAM BEASLEY
WHO DIED MARCH 26th 1943
AGED 76 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
LAURA WIFE OF
WILLIAM BROWNING
DIED AUGUST 21st 1948
"Sleeping"

75.   [7]   Curbs

North Side
IN MEMORY OF JOHN WILLIAM MITCHELL
DIED 9th OCT. 1911 AGED 67

South Side
ALSO MARGARET MITCHELL
DIED 2nd JAN 1945

76.   [8]   Headstone, large plot

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE
THE BELOVED SON OF
DAVID & ELIZABETH DARKINS
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
WHILST BATHING AUGUST 11th 1886
AGED 17 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ELIZABETH DARKINS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1904
AGED 75 YEARS
"Beloved by all"
ALSO THE ABOVE
DAVID DARKINS
WHO DIED OCT. 3rd 1921
AGED 77 YEARS
"Lead Kindly Light"
ALSO LUCY SMITH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 20th 1934
AGED 95 YEARS

Rear of Headstone
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THE CHILDREN OF
J. E. & A. DARKINS
JAMES H. DIED AUGUST 26th 1898
AGED 11 WEEKS
ALSO
EDWARD H. DIED APRIL 13th 1902
AGED 2 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
"Sweetly Sleeping"

ROW 6

77.   [1]   Fallen headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE PAYNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
27th MAY 1901 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
ISABELLA PAYNE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th FEB. 1886
AGED 16 YEARS
"Though gone from sight, to memory ever dear"
ALSO
WILLIAM THOMAS HENRY PAYNE
[KILLED?] IN FRANCE 22nd AUGUST 1918
AGED 20? YEARS
ALSO
ROSINA PAYNE
WHO DIED 13th AUGUST 1939?
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM THOMAS PAYNE
WHO DIED 4th OCTOBER 1944
AGED 71 YEARS

78.   [2]   Headstone, eroded

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY WOOD
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1909
AGED 83 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
FRANCES MARY WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 17th 1918
AGED 78 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
ARTHUR JOHN WOOD
[    ]
AND
HARRIET JANE WOOD
DIED FEB. 3rd 1953? AGED [    ] YEARS

79.   [3]   Curbs, large plot

South Side
THOMAS JONES DIED 12th AUGUST 1886 AGED 49 YEARS
ELIZA JONES DIED 22nd AUGUST 1886 AGED 45 YEARS

North Side
ARTHUR JAMES RICHARDS DIED 15th JULY 1921 AGED 63 YEARS
SARAH SELINA RICHARDS DIED 8th DECEMBER 1945 AGED 85 YEARS

West Side
ALSO LILLIAN SARAH RICHARDS WHO DIED 13th FEBRUARY 1951 AGED 70 YEARS

ROW 7

80.   [1]   Headstone and footstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE HENLEY
DROWNED OFF ERITH APRIL 24th 1887
AGED 48 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1914
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1908
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
ALBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
DROWNED OFF ERITH OCTOBER 13th 1892
AGED 15 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
ALSO
JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
DROWNED OFF HIGHAM OCTOBER 5th 1871
AGED 6 YEARS & 10 MONTHS

Footstone
G. H.
1887
A. H. J. H. G. H.
1892 1871 1908
E. H. 1914

81.   [2]   Pedestals, fallen cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM BROOKS
WHO DIED 31st AUGUST 1911
AGED 77 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
MARY ANN
WHO DIED 12th DECEMBER 1917
AGED 82 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

82.   [3]   Headstone and curbs, large plot

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN PARROTT
DIED APRIL 7th 1887 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JAMES JOHN SON OF
GEORGE & MARY WIGLEY
DIED APRIL 30th 1889 AGED 12 MONTHS
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF
JAMES RICHARD WIGLEY
DIED MAY 17th 1894 AGED 49 YEARS
"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying,
"Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love,
Therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee" "
ALSO ETHEL ELIZA LOWE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF East LOWE AND
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE M.A. AND J. R. WIGLEY
DIED JANorth 10th 1913 AGED 29 YEARS
"A sudden change at God’s command, she fell
She had no chance to bid her friend’s farewell,
Affliction came without warning given,
And bid her haste to meet her God in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES RICHARD WIGLEY
DIED NOV. 3rd 1923 AGED 80 YEARS
"He suffered much but murmured not,
We watched him day by day,
With aching hearts, grow less and less,
Until he passed away"
ALSO MARY ANN WIGLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 20th 1936 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO GERTRUDE EMILY BELOVED WIFE OF East LOWE
PASSED AWAY JUNE 29th 1937 AGED 52 YEARS
"Loved by all who knew her"

East Curb
ERNEST (GUY) LOWE BORN 5th NOV. 1883 DIED 14th SEPT. 1959
"Remembered by Many"

North Curb
IN MEMORY OF ROY WILKES PASSED AWAY OCT. 14th 1942 GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE MR. & MRS E. LOWE (one line)

83   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA MARY
[BELOVED] WIFE OF GEORGE BLUNDELL
[ENTE]RED INTO REST 2nd APRIL 1910
AGED 49 YEARS
"Peace after Pain"
[ALSO] GEORGE BLUNDELL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
[PASSED] PEACEFULLY AWAY 11th APRIL 1943
AGED 88 YEARS
"[A] cheerful smile, a heart of gold,
[The] best Dad the world could hold"

84.   [5]   Headstone, large plot

"Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord"
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES ALLEN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1886
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES SMEED
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1904
AGED 53 YEARS
"We cannot Lord, thy purpose see
but all is well that’s done by thee"
ALSO
GEORGE HENRY LUDLOW
WHO DIED SEPT. 27th 1907
AGED 35 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO OF
FRANCES SMEED
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1920
AGED 69 YEARS
"We loved her in life, she is dear to us still,
But in grief we must bend to God’s holy will,
Our sorrow is great, our loss hard to bear,
But angels have taken to guard her with care"

ROW 8

85.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARTHA OLIFF DUCKRELL
DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1912
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN MANLEY
DIED IN FRANCE JULY 9th 1917
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO
HANNAH ELIZABETH MANLEY
BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN MANLEY
DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1926
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN MANLEY
DIED JUNE 30th 1929
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

86.   [2]  LHeadstone

"He hath borne our grief and carried our sorrow"
IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
REBECCA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN MYHILL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 16th 1888
AGED 39 YEARS
"Waiting for the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ"
ALSO WILLIAM HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 23rd 1879
AGED 7 YEARS
BURIED AT STROOD CHURCHYARD

ROW 9

87.   [1]   Pedestals and cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BYFORD
DIED DECEMBER 30th 1890
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO HERBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 25th 1889 AGED 23 YEARS
AND HARRIETT ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 13th 1929 AGED 63

88.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
ETHEL MAY SECOND DAUGHTER OF HENRY & LOUISE DEAN WHO DIED JUNE 29th 1889 AGED 6 YEARS & 6 MONTHS (one line)

South Side
ALSO CLAUD HERBERT DEAN WHO DIED 20th APRIL 1917 AGED 35 YEARS

ROW 10

89.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH ANN WHITE
WIDOW OF
W. W. WHITE ESQ., R. N.
DIED 25th MAY 1889
IN THE 74th YEAR OF HER AGE
"She is not dead but sleepeth"
ALSO
ROSE ANN SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM EDMONDS
WHO DIED DECR. 18th 1905
AGED 54 YEARS
"Not gone from memory not gone from love,
She is simply resting in her home above"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM EDMONDS
WHO DIED 29th SEPTEMBER 1917
AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO
LEONORA JANE (LILY) EDMONDS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND ROSE EDMONDS
AND GRAND-DAUGHTER OF E. A. WHITE
WHO DIED 29th 1933
"Peacefully Sleeping"

90.   [2]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND JOHN LOACH
WHO DIED DECR. 25th 1910
AGED 66 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[Rest obscured by tree stump]

91.   [3]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE J. SMITH
DIED OCTOBER 29th 1895
AGED 42 YEARS
"O, Paradise, O, Paradise,
Who doth not crave for rest,
Who would not seek the happy land,
Where they that loved are blest"
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
THIRZA MAHALA
DIED NOVEMBER 6th 1895
AGED 4 YEARS
"Up in Heaven, Up in Heaven,
In the bright place far away"
ELIZABETH MARIA HEATHCOTE
DIED NOVEMBER 7th 1895
AGED 14 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace,
In this dark world of sin,
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within"
GEORGE WALTER
DIED DECEMBER 1st 1889
AGED 5 ½ YEARS
"Then when Jesus calls us
To our heavenly home,
We would gladly answer
Saviour, Lord we come"

Rear
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED AND DEVOTED WIFE OF
GEORGE JAMES SMITH
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS JANUARY 14th 1899
AGED 35 YEARS
"Loved and respected by all who knew her"
"She who came and shared my sorrows,
Sleepeth now in him she loved"
"Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From thy riven side which flow’d,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from it’s guilt and power"

92.   [4]   Headstone, eroded

[    ]
THOMAS W[ADHAMS]
[BE]LOVED HUSBA[ND] [OF]
[        ] WADHAMS
[WHO WAS] [ACCIDEN]TALLY DROWNED
[    ] THE BARGE ANGLO-DANE [ ]
[    ] GALE IN SEA REACH
THE 6th OF JANUARY 1892
AGED 34 YEARS
[    ]
[ALSO] [LI]ZZIE WADHAMS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[Rest eroded]

93.   [5]   Red granite headstone, large plot

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
MAUD SELINA
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & SARAH PARROTT
DIED JANUARY 27th 1890
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO
MAY REBECCA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 26th 1901
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN JAMES PARROTT
DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1910
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN PARROTT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1921
AGED 76 YEARS

94.   [6]   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF MY DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND WALTER G. BALL DIED 23rd MARCH 1904 AGED 45 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO WALTER J. V. BALL HIS SON DIED 12th JUNE 1899 AGED 6 MONTHS

ROW 11

95.   [  ]   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANK DRAKE WHO DIED AUG. 14th 1909 AGED 49 YEARS

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections B and C - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION B  (Recorded in the same order as Section A)

ROW 1

96.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF HENRY HOLLANDS
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1908?
AGED 64 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
STELLA MARY
HURST
WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1919
AGED 37? YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
ANNE HOLLA[NDS]
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 5th 19[    ]
AGED 83 YEARS

97.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
WILLIAM THOMAS WALTER DIED 1890 AGED 66? YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE EMMA MARY WALTER JULY 1910 AGED 73 YEARS

ROW 2

98.   [1]   Red granite headstone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
CHARLES YOUNG
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1893
IN HIS 52nd YEAR
"In the midst of life we are
in death"
ALSO
FANNY LOUISA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 17th 1901
AGED 60 YEARS

99.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE LEWIS PATRICK
WHO DIED 22nd? MARCH 1891
AGED 71 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO FRANCES LUFF
WHO DIED 9th? MAY 1891
AGED 44? YEARS

100.   [3]   Very worn headstone

[    ] FENTON

[    ] MAPLE
[[Rest eroded]

101.   [4]   Curbs

South Side
GEORGE LANGRIDGE BATEY
DIED 31st MAY 1891 AGED 62 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JANE BATEY HIS WIFE
DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1905
AGED 77 YEARS

102.   [5]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN HILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 6th? 1891
AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions, sore, long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Then God did please and gave her ease,
And freed her from her pain"
IN MEMORY
OF
THOMAS JOHN HILL
DIED MAY 18th? 1901?
AGED 79 YEARS
"Far beyond the world’s annoy,
Secure in Jesus love"

103.   [6]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED SCOONES
SERGEANT MAJOR 12th LANCERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 19th 1891
AGED 32 YEARS
"Beloved by all who knew him"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE
TROOP SERGEANT MAJORS,
SERGEANTS AND C TROOP OF
THE ABOVE REGIMENT

104.   [7]   Curbs

GEORGE LETLEY WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1913 AGED 68 YEARS

ROW 3

105.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE FREDERICK
THE BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH SILVER
WHO DROWNED WHILST
ENDEAVOURING TO SAVE LIFE
JUNE 29th 1894 AGED 20 YEARS
"Greater love hath no man than this,
That he lay down his life for his friends"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH F. SILVER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 5th 1925
AGED 79
ALSO GEORGE SILVER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 2nd 1927
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO EVELYN RUSSELL
AT REST JUNE 12th 1959
AGED 79 YEARS

SAD DROWNING CASE IN THE MEDWAY  -   Kent Messenger,7th July 1894
An accident of a most distressing nature occurred on Friday evening in the Medway. Four young men, named Arthur Anderson, Ernest Sutton, George Cheetham and George Frederick Silver, upon leaving off work at Messrs. Aveling and Porter’s engineering factory, proceeded to Wickham Point to bathe. This spot, it appears is exceedingly dangerous to bathers. Anderson suddenly got out of his depth. Silver hastened to his assistance, but he, too, was dragged into deep water, and then Cheetham swam out and made a most determined and plucky attempt to save them from drowning. He was pulled under, and nearly lost his own life.
   A boat containing three young gentlemen, --- Messrs. East J. Rolfe, C. K. Spencer, and A.G. Fremlin, members of the Medway Rowing Club --- happened to be passing, and rowed to the spot. Spencer and Fremlin, with commendable promptness, dived into the water with the idea of saving the lives of the two young men who had disappeared. Their attempts, however, were unsuccessful. Rolfe then entered the water, and on diving down succeeded in rescuing Anderson; but failed to recover the body of Silver. Sutton, immediately he saw that his companions were in danger, jumped into the river, without waiting to remove his clothes, and did his best to reach them.
   Anderson was quite unconscious when taken ashore. Mr. Spencer, with the assistance of others adopted the usual methods for resuscitating life, and succeeded in restoring animation. On Saturday he had sufficiently recovered to leave his bed.
   The body of the unfortunate young man Silver was recovered five hours later, and conveyed to the city mortuary. Anderson is a married man, with two children.
INQUEST
  An inquest was held by Mr. Bell, at the Guildhall, on Saturday, when the statements above were corroborated by George Silver, George Cheetham, Mr. Henry John Rolfe, a student at Messrs. Arkcoll’s brewery, and John Hughes, a shipwright, who failed in finding the body with grappling irons and boat hooks, but succeeded in doing so when the tide ebbed.--- The jury returned a verdict of "death from misadventure", and the foreman remarked that the jury unanimously wished to commend the courageous conduct of the witness Rolfe. – We understand that the Mayor of Rochester and Superintendent Broadbridge are moving to secure the Royal Humane Society’s medal for Mr. Rolfe’ They will also place the names of others who attempted to save life before the society.

106.   [2]   Fallen, broken headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH ELIZABETH
FRYER
[WHO] DIED DECEMBER 15th 190[ ]
AGED 68 YEARS
"A sudden change: I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell.
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine but tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO
RICHARD FRYER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] MARCH 9th 1914
AGED [    ] YEARS

107.   [3]   Small, flat, brown stone ware plaque with blue glazed flowers

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY RICHARD LESTER
WHO DIED JANUARY 31st 1892
AGED 21 YEARS
____

?    GRAVE NO. 172
B SECTION

"We shall receive a Crown of Glory,
Which fadeth not away"

108.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE GEORGE
WHO DIED JANUARY 29th 1892
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER MILLIAM
WHO DIED OCTOBER 19th 1892
AGED 39 YEARS
"They could only stand beside us,
Tend our pillow, weep our fall,
But dark death did soon divide us,
From the dearest of them all"
ALSO JAMES GEORGE
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1924
AGED 72 YEARS

ROW 4

109.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN COUCHMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 5th 1901
AGED 67 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN COUCHMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 7th 1919 AGED 84 YEARS
"The Lord shall find thee rest"
ALSO
EDITH EMILY COUCHMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 14th 1950
AGED 84 YEARS
"Safe in God’s keeping"
ALSO OF
CECIL GODFREY SON OF
HENRY GODFREY AND LAURA C. COUCHMAN
DIED AUGUST 21st 1900
AGED 4 MONTHS

110.   [2]   Pedestals and fallen cross

[IN]
[LOVING MEMORY]
[OF]
ROBERT BURNIP
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 26th 1897
AGED 44 YEARS

111.   [3]   Pedestals and cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN WIGLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th DEC. 1911
IN HER 55th YEAR
AND WILLIAM JOSEPH HER DEAR HUSBAND
REUNITED 25th MARCH 1930
AGED 73 YEARS

112.   [4]   Ruined curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORENCE LILLIAN COX WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1911 AGED 11 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS (one line)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN COX WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1953 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO LILLIAS GRILDINE MARY COX HER MOTHER WHO DIED OCT. 12th 1938 AGED 72 YEARS

113.   [5]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE G. ILLENDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER? 17th 1893
AGED 76? YEARS
ALSO ARTHUR J. ILLENDEN
[SON?] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 11th 1897
AGED 36 YEARS
"Now the labourer’s task is o’er,
Now the battle day is past,
Now upon the farther shore,
Lands the voyager at last."
"Father, in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

ROW 5

114.  [1]   Headstone

"Though lost to sight to memory dear"
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 28th 1896
AGED 55 YEARS
FOR 14 YEARS SCHOOLMASTER AT
STROOD UNION
"Thy will be done"

115.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN THOMAS SMITH
DIED JUNE 23rd 1900
AGED 45 YEARS
"Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee"
ALSO ELIZABETH HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 13th 1937
IN HER 82nd YEAR
"Asleep with our father"
FRANK RICHMAN SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE
AUSTRALIA
1st JAN 1959

116.   [3]   Curbs

North Side
ALBERT BLUNDELL WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1913 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH JANE BLUNDELL WHO DIED 28th AUG. 1914 AGED 57 YEARS

South Side
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM CLOAKE WILLARD WHO DIED 11th JAN 1933 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OUR DEAR MOTHER ELLEN FRANCES WILLARD WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1944 AGED 62 YEARS (one line)

117.   [4]   Curbs

South Side
ELIZABETH MOON WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 1913 AGED 49 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ERNEST MOON WHO DIED 22nd FEB. 1939 AGED 68 YEARS

118.   [5]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS WILLIAM GERMANY
DIED DEC. 9th 1893 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 13th 1910 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO FRANK GEO. GERMANY
DIED JANY. 3rd 1894 AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ALBERT EDWARD GERMANY
DIED FEB. 18th 1912 AGED 35 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO GEO. WM. WEST
DIED JAN 18th 1910 AGED 39 YEARS

ROW 6

119.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN FRID
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1895
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1896
AGED 63 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"

120.   [2]   Small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM A. T. PACKMAN
WHO DIED 9th NOV. 1905
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM A. T. PACKMAN
WHO DIED 26th SEPT. 1924
AGED 61 YEARS

ROW 7

121.   [1]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS GODFREY
WHO MET HER DEATH BY
RECEIVING SEVERE BURNS AT STROOD
DIED MARCH 6th 1896
AGED 24 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace, with sorrow surging round,
On Jesus bosom naught but calm is found"

STROOD WOMAN FATALLY BURNED   -   Chatham Observer, March 13th 1896
The City Coroner, Mr. West H. Bell, held an inquest at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, on Tuesday morning, on the body of Ellen Godfrey, Who was admitted to the hospital on February 26th suffering from severe burns.— Mr. J. T. Ogden was chosen foreman of the jury. Thomas Edward Godfrey, of 6, Newark Street, Strood, said the deceased was his wife, and she was 24 years of age. He was away from home when the accident occurred, his wife being in the hospital when he returned.
   She told him she was sitting over the fire in the living room and dozed off to sleep, and was awoke by her clothes being in flames. She could not account for her clothes catching fire. He felt sure she was sober; she was not in the habit of drinking much.
   John Hills, fisherman, of 4, Newark Street, said he was awoke early on the morning of the 26th February by his wife, and he then heard screams. He opened the door, and saw the deceased lying on the ground in the yard in flames. He put the flames out with water, and a constable removed her to the hospital. He afterwards went and put out the fire at deceased’s house, the hearthrug and canvas being in flames.
   P.C. Welch, who was attracted to the house by hearing the screams, said he finished putting out the flames by wrapping his cape around the deceased. He carried her to Dr. Packman, and after he had dressed the wounds brought her to the hospital in a cab.
   Dr. Ludford Cooper, house surgeon at the hospital, said when admitted deceased was suffering from extensive and serious burns on the legs, trunk and arms. She died on Monday morning from exhaustion, the result of the burns.
   The witness Hills, recalled, said it appeared to him that the chimney had caught fire, as burning soot kept falling into the room.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Death by misadventure".

122.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
OUR DEAR MOTHER MARTHA MUNN DIED AUGT. 12th 1907 AGED 80 "Gone but not forgotten"

South Side
ALSO ROSINA FIELDER WHO FELL ASLEEP NOV. 12th 1939 AGED 76 YEARS

East Side
ALSO GEORGE FIELDER
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 31st 1940
IN HIS 85th YEAR

123.   [3]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
KATE SUSANNAH WHITE
DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1911
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES WHITE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 18th MARCH 1914
AGED 57 YEARS

124.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY STEVENS
DIED NOV. 13th 1895
AGED 77
ALSO
ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN 14th 1896
AGED 56
"Thy will be done"

125.   [5]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS COOMBER
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1895
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS COOMBER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1908
AGED 34 YEARS

ROW 8

126.   [  ]   Pedestals and cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DARLING WIFE
CLARA ELIZABETH WAGON
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN 22nd 1900
AGED 47 YEARS
"Not as I will but as thou wilt,
Thy will be done"
ALSO EDWARD WAGON
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1928
AGED 74 YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved"

SECTION C   (Rows East to West, Graves South to North)

ROW 1

127.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY BRAND
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BRAND
WHO DIED 15th NOV. 1899
AGED 74 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO OF WILLIAM
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th MARCH 1910
AGED 52 YEARS
"O, Rest in the Lord"
ALSO OF WILLIAM BRAND
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 23rd 1922
IN HIS 97th YEAR
"With long life will I satisfy him,
And show him my Salvation"
ALSO IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HAROLD ALBERT BRAND
AND
JOHN YAXLEY BRAND
(GRANDSONS)
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

128.   [2]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA JEFFERY
WHO DIED
JANARY 2nd 1913
ALSO OF JOHN GEORGE JEFFERY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1915

South Side
ALSO OF THEIR GRANDSON
JOHN GEORGE JEFFERY
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MARCH 11th 1945
AGED 48 YEARS

129.   [3]   Pedestals, cross and small tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HAIDEE
WIFE OF
THOMAS FREDERICK PITCHER
BORN 14th MARCH 1851
DIED 14th MAY 1910
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS FREDERICK PITCHER
DIED 22nd MAY 1929
AGED 77 YEARS

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RONALD ARNELL
PITCHER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th
1939
AGED 61 YEARS

130.   [4]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ROBERT ROSS BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY 18th FEBRUARY 1912
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO EMMA CATHERINE
WIDOW OF ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 30th AUGUST 1913
AGED 69 YEARS
"Lead, kindly Light"

131.   [5]   Low headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES NASH
DIED AUGUST 26th 1912
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 3rd 1915
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"

135.   [6]   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
WHO DIED ON JUNE 8th 1909
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS PATIENTLY BORNE
AGED 62 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO OF
HERBERT CLIFTON SIMMONDS
PTE 24th ROYAL FUSILEERS
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS DECEMBER 13th 1918
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO SEDLEY FANNY
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1924
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO
CATHERINE PARAMORE KENNETT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 4th 1936 AGED 82 YEARS

136.   [7]   Pedestals, cross and angel

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM LABBETT
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1909
AGED 55 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away"
BUTE C. OATES
DIED 16th FEB. 1932 AGED 70 YEARS
"God rest her soul"

137.   [8]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH
DIED 12th FEBY. 1902
AGED 69 YEARS
WIDOW OF ROBERT DICK M.D., C.M.
OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH
DIED 24th MARCH 1878
WARRISTON CEMETERY
ALSO
CATHERINE W. HELEN GILBERT
WHO DIED 19th OCTOBER 1934
AGED 72 YEARS

138.   [9]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF HARRY F. TUTT
BORN JUNE 14th 1858
DIED OCTOBER 16th 1903
ALSO THE ABOVE
HARRY F. TUTT
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 27th 1939
AGED 79 YEARS

139.   [10]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH AMES
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1902
AGED 69 YEARS
TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES W TUTT, F.E.S.
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1911 AGED 53 YEARS
INTERRED IN LADYWELL CEMETERY

North Side
ALSO
THOMAS AMES
HUSBAND OF SARAH AMES
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1901
AGED 58 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OUR
MARY (MARSHALL)
DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 86 YEARS
AFTER 75 YEARS FAITHFULL SERVICE

140.   11]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LOUISA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HODGE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
AUGUST 10th 1906
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED HODGE
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 8th 1935
AGED 79 YEARS
"In Life, In Death, O Lord Abide with me"

ROW 2

141.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL MAUD ONSLOW
WHO PASSED AWAY 8th NOVEMBER 1901
AGED 18 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest""
ALSO ELIZABETH
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th NOVEMBER 1904
AGED 63 YEARS
"Neither shall there be any more pain,
For the former things are passed away"
ALSO GEORGE EDWARD
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1908
AGED 66 YEARS
"His sufferings were great, his end was peace"

142.   [2]   Curbs, large plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES BOILING DIED AUGUST 20th 1896 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1938 AGED 93 YEARS

East Side
ALSO POLY THE BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS East BOILING DIED JUNE 22nd 1904 AGED 24 YEARS

North Side
ALSO CHARLES JAMES ELDEST SON OF CHARLES BOILING DIED MAY 16th 1897 AGED 25 YEARS "Gone but not forgotten" (one line)

West Side
ALSO MARIA ANN BOILING DIED MARCH 20th 1965 AGED 86 YEARS

143.   [3]   Pedestals, fallen cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BRIGHT
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1904
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 21st DEC. 1917
AGED 61 YEARS

South Side
GEORGE
FREDERICK
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORA BRIGHT
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th NOV. 1927
AGED 40 YEARS

North Side
JAMES HENRY
BRIGHT
KILLED IN ACTION
12th OCT. 1917
AGED 22 YEARS

144.   [4]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE WIFE OF
JOSIAH SETH HAISMAN
OF STROOD
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1900
AGED 56 YEARS

145.   [5]   Headstone, very eroded

[LYDI]A? MAR[Y] SEAGULL
[DI]ED M[AY]? 8th 190[ ]
[AGED] 80? [YEARS]
[    ]
THOMAS WA[TERMAN]?
[    ]
HENRY AMBROSE WATERMAN?
[    ]
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 19[50]?
AGED 75? YEARS

146.   [6]   Headstone, eroded

[    ]
[IN LOVING MEMORY]
OF
GEORGINA FRANCESCA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF BENJAMIN BUCK
AND DAUGHTER OF
MAJOR F.? C. SKURRAY HEWITT
WHO DIED OCTOBER [    ] [C. 1902?]
IN HER 60th ? YEAR
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
BENJAMIN FRANCIS [    ]
EMILY JANE HEWITT [    ]
JAMES FREDERICK [ ]
AMY WOODS AGED 1 YEAR [    ]
ALSO SARAH ANN HEWITT
WHO DIED JULY 2[   ] [    ]
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
BENJAMIN BUCK
WHO DIED JULY 31st 1914
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
ALSO
WILLIAM JAMES EDGAR BUCK
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1914
AGED 48 YEARS

147.   [7]   Headstone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN GERMANEY
DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1901
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS WILLIAM GERMANEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1906
AGED 79 YEARS
"Now the labourer’s task is o’er,
Now the battle-day is past,
Now upon the farther shore,
Lands the voyager at last"
"Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

148.   [8]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BEATRICE ELEANOR
DAUGHTER OF
ARTHUR CHARLES & CHARLOTTE ELIZA
OAKESHOTT
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1897
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF
FLIGHT SUB-LIEUT. LEONARD ENGLAND OAKESHOTT, R.N.A..S.
SON OF
ARTHUR CHARLES & LAURA East OAKESHOTT
KILLED IN FRANCE MAR. 31st 1918
IN HIS 19th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR CHARLES OAKESHOTT
FOR 39 YEARS POLICE COURT MISSIONARY [    ]
BORN AT STROOD MAR. 15th 1846
DIED AT STROOD JUNE 4th 1919

ROW 3

149.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE WALTER FREEMAN
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1902
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO JOHN HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th JANUARY 1898
AGED 29 YEARS

ROW 4

150.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
DANIEL WILLIAM MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th APRIL 1909
AGED 63 YEARS
"Gone from us but not forgotten,
Never shall thy memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where thou art laid"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
DANIEL WILLIAM MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th MARCH 1916
AGED 76 YEARS
"Good was his heart and in friendship sound,
Patient in pain and loved by all around,
His pains are o’er his grief’s for ever done,
A life of everlasting joy he’s now begun"
ALSO ALICE ELIZA MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th JANUARY 1946
AGED 71 YEARS

151.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY COOK
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1904
AGED 40 YEARS
"Brighter, fairer far than living,
With no trace of woe or pain,
Robed in everlasting beauty,
We shall see thee once again"
ALSO PERCY
THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1898
IN HIS 7th YEAR
"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
ALSO EMILY BOURNE
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1920
AGED 65 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN LEWIS COOK
(ROYAL SURREY REGT.)
KILLED IN ACTION 23rd JULY 1918
AGED 33 YEARS
AND EDITH MAUD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF ARTHUR COLE
AND SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JULY 1923
AGED 35 YEARS
"May light perpetual shine
upon them"

152.   [3]   Curbs

South Side
ROBERT LAMPARD WHO DIED 31st MAY 1898 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1908 AGED 82 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELLEN SARAH LAMPARD WHO DIED 10th JULY 1947 AGED 93 YEARS

153.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT GIBBONS
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1898
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS MYHILL
WHO DIED 3rd DECEMBER 1903
AGED 46 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest""

154.   [5]   Fallen, small headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY CARTER
1844 – 1901
AND
EDWARD D. HER DEAR HUSBAND
1843 – 1913
ALSO THEIR SON & DAUGHTER
ELIZA East RUSSELL
1874 – 1892
AND ROBERT H. CARTER
1876 – 1909

ROW 5

155.   [   ]   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
[AL]BERT WILSON
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE WILSON
[WHO] DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1898
AGED 50 YEARS
"[Though] lost to sight to memory ever dear"

ROW 6

156.   [   ]   Headstone, flaking

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED
SON OF
[ALF]RED & EMMA BAKER
DROWNED OFF CUXTON 29th APRIL [190]0
AGED 17 YEARS
"The morning comes we cannot tell,
How we shall end the day,
Death like a sudden whirlwind came,
And snatched his life away"
ALSO BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER, WORCS [REGT.]
[KILLE]D IN ACTION 20th SEPTEMBER [    ]
AGED 27 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF THEIR FATHER
ALFRED BAKER
[WHO] DIED 10th JUNE 1926
IN HIS 83rd YEAR
AND THEIR MOTHER
EMMA BAKER
[WHO] DIED 8th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

FATAL BOATING DISASTER AT GILLINGHAM   -   Chatham Observer, May 5th 1900
On Wednesday three shop assistants hired a boat at the Sun Pier and went for a row down the river. Off Gillingham they got into the swell caused by the Government tug Buster, and, failing to keep their boat head on to it, the craft was overturned. One of the occupants, Baitup, could not swim, and he sank "like a stone" , his companions having no opportunity of affording him assistance. Deceased was 18 years old and belonged to Tonbridge, having come to Rochester only a few weeks since, and was an only son.

LAD DROWNED WHILST BATHING
   A sad bathing fatality occurred in the River Medway, off Wickham, on Sunday morning, a lad named Alfred Baker, aged 17, a horse driver at the factory, being drowned. The body was recovered later in the day, and conveyed to the mortuary to await an inquest.
   The inquest was held before Mr. West J. Harris (County Coroner), and a jury composed entirely of Wickham workmen, in the chapel of Strood cemetery on Monday evening, Mr. W. H. Pounds being foreman of the jury.
   Alfred Baker, father of the deceased, said the deceased lived with him at 81, Cuxton Road, Strood. He last saw him alive at 9.30 o’clock on Sunday morning, when he left home to go and feed his horses.
   Robert Stevens, of 29, Gun-lane, Strood said he worked with the deceased. On Sunday morning, about 11.30 o’clock, the deceased with George Kidney and witness, went down to the river near Wickham Factory. Deceased said he should go into the water for a swim, and asked witness and Kidney to accompany him. They refused, as it was too cold, and only deceased could swim out of the three. Deceased stripped and plunged into the water. He swam out towards the middle of the stream and threw his arms up and said "That is the depth". The water was then up to his neck. Deceased then swam out from seven to eight yards further, when he cried for help and sank.
   Witness waded into the water to look for him., but could not see him. He called a boat, but it came too late. Deceased never rose after once disappearing beneath the surface.
   The Coroner: I can’t see what he could be thinking of to go into the water, especially after the weather we have experienced lately.
   Witness: He was headstrong to go in, sir.
   The Coroner: Yes, and you see he has had to pay the penalty.
   P. Corpl. Peacock, stationed at Cuxton, said on receiving information on Sunday afternoon, he went to the spot described by the last witness, and found that the body had just been got onto the foreshore. He conveyed it to the mortuary at the Cemetery. There were no marks of violence on the body. It was quite stiff.
   The father of the deceased, in reply to the Coroner, said he was quite satisfied the affair was a pure accident.
   Alfred Ware said he found the body 200 yards from where it disappeared.
   A verdict of "Death by Misadventure" was returned.

LAST ROW, (north west corner)

157.   [   ]   Pedestals and cross, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLIE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM HENRY & ELISE RILEY
BORN FEB. 25th 1879
DIED AUG. 15th 1904
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall
see God"

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections D and E - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION D  (Rows east to west, graves north to south)

ROW 2

158.   [   ]   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
RICHARD MUXWORTHY
DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1886
AGED 82 YEARS
"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
ALSO
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 7th 1887
AGED 73 YEARS
"She is gone, she is gone to the region of light,
She was with us today she is in heaven tonight,
Though to part with her was trial severe,
Yet ‘tis better that she be yonder than here"

ROW 4

159.   [   ]   Low headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH HODGE KIERNAN
DIED 26th NOV. 1913 AGED 83
ALSO GEORGE STREETER
REPORTED MISSING 26th SEPT. 1915 AGED 26
ALSO HENRY JOSEPH STREETER
DIED 13th APRIL 1940 AGED 79
ALSO CATHERINE MARY STREETER
DIED 1st NOV. 1949 AGED 83
"Re-united"

ROW 5

160.   [1]   Fallen low headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MAUD BRADLEY
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1912
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM FREDERICK HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED 16th JANUARY 1942
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK JOHN THEIR SON
WHO DIED 6th AUGUST 1935
AGED 47 YEARS
"Reunited"

161.   [2]   Curbs

South Side
HENRY RICHARD TESTER WHO PASSED AWAY 12th FEBRUARY 1935 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO PASSED AWAY 6th MARCH 1946 AGED 75 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO HENRY RICHARD THEIR SON WHO PASSED AWAY 28th MARCH 1913 AGED 21 YEARS

ROW 6

162.   [1]   Low headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM C. OLIVER
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1912
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE ANN SAFFELL OLIVER
WHO DIED 17th FEB. 1930
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO PERCY W. S. OLIVER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN BERMUDA 26th NOV. 1927
AGED 36 YEARS

163.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
FREDERICK PRENTICE
WHO DIED 27th NOVEMBER 1911
AGED 55 YEARS
"A bitter grief, a shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear,
Our loss is great, we’ll not complain,
But hope in heaven to meet again"

164.   [3]   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS KELLY WHO DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1911 AGED 73 YEARS "At Rest" (one line)

South Side
ALSO ROSINA KELLY WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1929 AGED 92 YEARS

165.   [4]   Wooden cross

ROBERT HENRY PATTERSON
BORN CORNWALL 1869
DIED 19th DECEMBER 1910
AGED 41

166.   [5]   Derelict, jumbled curbs

FLORENCE SPASHETT DIED SEPT. 13th 1908

ALSO JAMES HER HUSBAND DIED JAN 3rd 1922
AGED 75 YEARS

ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER FLORENCE DIED JULY 12th 1909
AGED 22 YEARS

AND MARY DIED NOV. 14th 1909
AGED 33 YEARS

167.   [6]   Small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH CHAPMAN
DIED NOV. 10th 1910 AGED 65
ALSO GEORGE HER BELOVED HUSBAND
DIED JAN 30th 1916 AGED 70
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER
DIED FEB. 22nd 1910 AGED 22
ALSO STEPHEN THOMAS, SON
DIED JAN 13th 1923 AGED 42
WHO WAS INTERRED AT NORWOOD CEMETERY
AND ARTHUR HENRY, SON
DIED FEB. 13th 1939 AGED 55
"Each gave of their best, until
at rest"

ROW 7

168.   [1]   Low headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NATHANIEL TURNER
DIED JULY 7th 1911 AGED 63
ALSO ELLEN ESTHER HIS WIFE
DIED JAN 30th 1938 AGED 88
AND BERT THEIR SON
DIED IN ACTION OCT. 30th 1917 AGED 28
ALSO OF LOTTIE CLARA ARMES
DIED AUG. 22nd 1955 AGED 81

169.   [2]   Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE WILLIAM FARRELL WHO DIED 23rd MAY 1911 AGED 42 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO MERCY FARRELL WHO DIED 17th MAY 1915 AGED 45 YEARS

170.   [3]   Curbs

CHARLES DENNESS WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1911 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1909 AGED 70 YEARS

171.   [4]   Curbs

South Side
JOHN PURSER BORN 13.11.1867 DIED 9.8.1909

North Side
CAROLINE PURSER BORN 12.11.1863 DIED 14.5.1959

ROW 8

172.   [   ]Headstone, extremely eroded

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
AGNES VICKERS
[      ] 1886
[Rest eroded]

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SECTION E  (Rows east to west, graves south to north)

ROW 6

173.   [1]   Curbs

North Side
HARRIETT RING WHO DIED 31st AUGUST 1913 AGED 69 YEARS

South Side
ALSO JOHN RING WHO DIED 20th NOVEMBER 1933 AGED 84 YEARS

174.   [2]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BERTRAM ERNEST HALES
BORN OCTOBER 24th 1880
DIED JULY 22nd 1901
"Until the day breaks and the shadows flee"

ROW 7

175.   [   ]   Headstone

ABERY THEOPHILUS YEO
(OF TAUNTON)
WHO DIED SEPT. 20th 1901
AGED 21 YEARS
"For a while we must be parted
Till the graves their dead restore,
Father, brother, sisters, mother
Meet once more"

ROW 13

176.   [1]   Pedestals, fallen cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
PHOEBE FARROW
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1915
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE ALONZO FARROW
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1903
AGED 23 YEARS

177.   [2]   Pedestals, fallen cross

[IN]
[LOVING MEMORY OF]
HENRY SHERSBY
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1904
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE MARGARET JANE
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1903 AGED 43 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
R.I.P.

178.   [3]   Pedestals, fallen cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR WIFE
MARY BROAD
WHO FELL ASLEEP
8th OCTOBER 1913 AGED 33 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

179.   [4]   Curbs

RICHARD BAMBER THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF HELEN JESSIE ROWLEY WHO ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 6th 1903 AGED 37 YEARS (one line)

ROW 14

179.   [   ]   Curbs

North Side
WILLIAM BONNEWELL AND EMILY HIS WIFE
DIED FEBY. 1st 1904 AGED 63 DIED DEC. 18th 1903 AGED 63?

South Side
ELIZABETH ALICE RING
DIED 11th MARCH 1960 AGED 77 YEARS

ROW 15

180.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY EDMUNDS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 8th 1904
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA EDMUNDS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 19th 1916
AGED 73 YEARS
"Gone from us but not forgotten,
Never shall thy memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where thou art laid"

181.   [2]   Pedestals, cross and small tablet

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LESTER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES STEPHEN CHAPMAN
WHO DIED AUGUST 25th 1910 AGED 60 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

South Side
ALSO
JAMES STEPHEN CHAPMAN
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1943
AGED 85 YEARS

North Side
ALFRED JOHN CHAPMAN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1938
AGED 83 YEARS

Tablet

ALSO MARGARET SMITH
(NEE CHAPMAN)
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1941
AGED 50 YEARS
INTERRED ELSEWHERE

182.   [3]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
(On cross)
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR DAD
HENRY THOMAS CHAPMAN
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1929
AGED 77
"At Rest"

Pedestal
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY THOMAS
THE BELOVED SON OF
HENRY THOMAS & EMMA JANE
CHAPMAN
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT WOULDHAM
ON SEPTEMBER 9th 1911
AGED 20 YEARS
"The feeling of our loss will ne’er be old"

North Side
ALSO OF
EMMA J. CHAPMAN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1919
AGED 61 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF
THEIR DAUGHTER
ETHEL CURTIS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALBERT THOMAS CURTIS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 4th 1912
AGED 23 YEARS

YOUNG BARGEMAN DROWNED IN SIGHT OF HIS BROTHER
Kent Messenger, 16th September 1911
   A distressing fatality occurred in the Medway off Wouldham, on Saturday, a young bargeman, Henry T. Chapman, who was mate with his father in the barge, "Ninety-One", being drowned in sight of his young brother, who was unable to assist him.
   The unfortunate man who was 20 years of age, and resided with his parents at Cliffe Road, Strood, appears to have slipped and fallen overboard, and was not seen after he had once disappeared.

ROW 16

183   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK CHARLES RELF
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS JUNE 22nd 1909
IN HIS 20th YEAR
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO
FREDERICK WALTER RELF
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS MARCH 12th 1942
AGED 83 YEARS
"I am he that liveth"
AND
MARY ANN RELF
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS MAY 4th 1948
AGED 85 YEARS
"Now the Saviour’s called me,
I have gone,
To meet him in the Promised Land"

ROW 17

184.   [1]   Headstone and curbs

Headstone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN CURTIS
FELL ASLEEP MAY 6th 1911 AGED 74
ALSO EDWARD HER HUSBAND
FELL ASLEEP DEC. 15th 1916 AGED 78
"Until the Dawn"

North Curb
ALSO EDWARD, SON DIED MAR. 1st 1905 AGED 28

South Curb
ALSO ALFRED, SON DIED IN INDIA JAN 4th 1899 AGED 28

185.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE BAKER DIED MARCH 10th 1908 AGED 43

South Side
ALSO FREDERICK BAKER DIED JULY 14th 1924 AGED 56

ROW 18

186.   [   ]   "Book" tablet and curbs

North Curb
GEORGE W. H. THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA ANDERSON WHO DIED 7th SEPT. 1907 AGED 60 YEARS "At Rest" (one line)

South Curb
ALSO OF THEIR SON AMBROSE ANDERSON WHO FELL IN FRANCE 9th APRIL 1917 AGED 35 YEARS (one line)

187.   [   ]   Tablet

ALSO
IN MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
EMMA ANDERSON
WHO PASSED AWAY
25th MARCH 1934
AGED 80 YEARS
"There is a link death
cannot sever,
Love and Remembrance,
Live forever"

ROW 19

188.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN BENJAMIN SAWYER
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1906
AGED 64 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BENJAMIN SAWYER
DIED JUNE 24th 1916
AGED 72 YEARS

ROW 20

189.   [   ]   Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FRANK CLARKE BORN DEC. 19th 1878 DIED DEC. 11th 1911
"At Rest" (one line)

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections F, H, J and K - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION F

190.   [   ]   Headstone

"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
IN
MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ALFRED BOSWELL
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY A FALL
MAY 2nd 1893
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO ROSETTA SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY

FATAL FALL FROM THE TOWER OF ROCHESTER CASTLE 
Maidstone
Journal, 6th May 1893
   On Tuesday afternoon, a sad accident happened to a little boy named William Alfred Boswell, aged eight, at Rochester Castle. It appears he had climbed to the top of the old tower, above the main entrance from the esplanade, and in reaching over to obtain some wild flowers, over balanced himself and fell upon the row of spikes below. One of them entered his neck, and others pierced other parts of the body. The Rev. Groves, Vicar of Cliff, happened to see the accident, and was one of the first to render assistance. The poor little fellow was at once taken to the Bridge Chamber and attended by Dr. Atkin, but his injuries produced death in a very short time. His body was conveyed on a stretcher to his home in Taylor’s Lane.
THE INQUEST
   An inquest was held at Strood Hall, on Thursday, when the Rev. P. Groves, rector of Cliffe, stated that as he was passing down the hill towards Rochester Bridge, he saw the deceased slip and fall over, and he became impaled on an iron fence. The poor little fellow remained in this position, with his hands hanging loosely over the fence, until witness and a man named Selling, caretaker of the Bridge Chamber, lifted him off. Blood poured from the wounds as the deceased was being carried into the chambers. – Alfred Selling and Dr. Atkin also gave evidence. – The jury returned a verdict of "Death through misadventure".

SECTIONS H, J & K 
      (Treated as one section, western portion only, rows west to east, graves south to north)

ROW 1

191.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
UNA AUGUSTA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN SMALLMAN HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 19th 1902
AGED 60 YEARS
"Deeply Regretted"

192.   [2]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM SPENCE BROWN, M.D.
WHO DIED FEBY. 26th 1869
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 29th 1897
AGED 82 YEARS

193.   [3]   Coped stone

IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN STEELE, M.D., J.P.
WHO DIED AT STROOD DECR. 15th 1891
AGED 83 YEARS
"Faith is the gift of God"

194.  [4]   Pedestals, fallen cross

West Side
[      ]
CHARLES COBB
OF THIS PARISH
FELL ASLEEP AUG. 13th 1889?
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ELIZABETH MUNRO COBB
AT REST MAY 10th 1892 AGED 76
"Her children rise up and call her blessed"
ALSO LUCY THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 2nd 1906
"Jesu Mercy"

North Side
FREDERICK STEWART
THIRD SON OF CHARLES COBB
ENTERED INTO REST FEB. 17th 1899
BURIED IN CONSTANTINOPLE
"Blessed are the merciful for they shall
obtain mercy"

195.   [5]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES ALBERT COBB
BORN 5th DECEMBER 1836
DIED 29th FEBRUARY 1908
ALSO OF SARAH MARY HIS WIFE
BORN 8th SEPTEMBER 1842
DIED 5th JANUARY 1898
AND OF
STEWART HARRISON THEIR THIRD SON
BORN 9th APRIL 1873 DIED 12th AUGUST 1903

196.   [6]   "Boulders", anchor on top, voluted tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT WILLIAM MAYOU
OF FAZELEY, STAFFORDSHIRE
WHO SLEPT AWAY
OCTOBER 27th 1890
AGED 40 YEARS
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace whose mind is stayed on
thee"
"Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul"

197.   [7]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JOHN KNIGHT
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1893
AGED 23 YEARS
"They could only stand beside me,
Tend my pillow, weep my fall,
But dark death did soon divide me,
From the dearest of them all"
ALSO
WILLIAM ROBERT KNIGHT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1906
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
W. R. KNIGHT
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1921
AGED 82 YEARS

198.   [8]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF EDWARD WADHAMS
WHO PASSED AWAY 13th NOVEMBER 1897
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE EDWARD WADHAMS
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th SEPTEMBER 1924
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM MATTHEWS
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th FEBRUARY 1938
AGED 58 YEARS
"In God’s Keeping"
ALSO CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM MATTHEWS
REUNITED 8th JULY 1961
AGED 82 YEARS

199.   [9]   Pedestals and cross

West Side
IN MEMORY
OF
EMMA
DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND DIANA WEST
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd JULY 1899
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE RICHARD WEST
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1914
AGED 83 YEARS

North Side
ALSO
DIANA
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 29th AUGUST 1917
AGED 85 YEARS
MINNIE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BELOVED WIFE OF A. H. BROWN
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1938
AGED 73 YEARS

South Side
ALSO MARY WEST
WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1951
AGED 85 YEARS

200.   [10]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF W. H. CLIFFORD
BORN APRIL 20th 1840
DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1897
"Jesus thou hast promised,
To all who follow thee,
That when thou art in glory,
There shall thy servants be"
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY CLIFFORD
BORN DECEMBER 31st ? 1839
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1908
ALSO OF ADA MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN AUGUST 10th 1865
DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1938

201.   [11]   Pedestal

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN DAY
DIED JULY 19th 1895
AGED 72 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th DEC. 1917
AGED 81 YEARS
"At Rest"

202.   [12]   Pedestals and cross?

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE GAMON
WHO DIED MAY 15th 1867
AGED 58 YEARS
INTERRED AT CHATHAM
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1890
AGED 63 YEARS
"There remaineth therefore a
rest to the people of God"
ALSO MARY ANN HUGGETT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST OCTOBER 4th 1904
AGED 50 YEARS
"Jesus saith, "I am the way, the truth and the life""
ALSO GEORGE JAMES GAMON
SON OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST DECEMBER 8th 1932 AGED 75 YEARS
"Abide with me"

203.   [13]   Rock pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
AUGUSTUS
PACKNAM
SURGEON
[      ] 1920
[      ]
ALSO
ALICE ADA HIS BELOVED WIFE
1837 - 1892
ALSO ALICE EDIE GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AGED 3 MONTHS
"Grant them O Lord, eternal rest and let light
perpetual shine upon them"

204.   [14]   Red granite coped

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIET SKINNER WIFE OF DANIEL SKINNER
DIED FEBRUARY 17th 1893 AGED 62 YEARS
"Day by day do I miss her, words would fail my loss to tell,
In heaven I hope to meet her and there together dwell"

South Side
ALSO OF DANIEL SKINNER
WHO DIED ON NOVEMBER 28th 1904 AGED 76 YEARS
"The Lord is my shepherd"

205.   [15]   Fallen headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY PAYNE
WHO DIED AUGUST 23rd 1901
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH
THE LOVING AND BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 26th 1898
AGED 70 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

206.   [16]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS J. WEEKS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1891
AGED 38 YEARS
"Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee"
ALSO SARAH KEZIA WEEKS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1937
AGED 82 YEARS
"At rest after long suffering"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS J. WEEKS
DIED JANUARY 29th 1938
AGED 82 YEARS

207.   [17]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
HANNAH HILL
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1900
AGED 64 YEARS
"All tears are vain, I cannot now recall thee,
Gone is thy loving voice, thy kindly face,
Gone from the home where I so dearly loved thee,
Where none can ever fill the vacant place"
ALSO HENRY GILES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF CLARA GILES
WHO DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1907
AGED 39 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO THE ABOVE
CLARA GILES
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1909
AGED 41 YEARS
"Oh, for the touch of a vanished hand,
For the sound of a voice that is still"

208.   [18]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMILY RODMELL
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1898
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
EDWARD THOMAS RODMELL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1898
AGED 72 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"

209.   [19]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES CHAMBERS
WHO DIED JULY 17th? 1891
AGED 56 YEARS
[       ]
ALSO OF
ELIZA CHAMBERS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 14th 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO OF
GEORGE T. CHAMBERS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 26th 1898
AGED 30? YEARS
"In the midst of life we are
in death"
ALSO OF
CHARLES A. CHAMBERS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1897
AGED 16 MONTHS

210.   [20]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN BETTS
DIED JUNE 12th 1891
AGED 62 YEARS
"Not gone from memory, not gone from love,
but gone to our Father’s home above"
ALSO
ELIZA CATHERINE BETTS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN 20th 1908
AGED 68 YEARS

211.   [21]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE
BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED WISDOM
WHO DIED APRIL 14th 1891
AGED 54? YEARS
[      ]
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED WISDOM
WHO DIED MAY 15th 1909
AGED 72 YEARS
"May he for ever rest in peace"

212.   [22]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE PAINE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 16th 1898
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE PAINE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 11th 1904
AGED 68 YEARS

213.   [23]   Large white pedestal, anchor and cross, and small plaque

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS CROUCH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1888
AGED 55 YEARS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE NYE
DIED 10th NOVEMBER 1980
AGED 100 YEARS

Plaque
MILDRED
CROUCHER
DIED 27th JANorth 2003
AGED 89 YEARS

North Side
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ISABELLA NYE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO DAVID NYE
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 18th 1923
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID NYE
DIED MAY 1st 1975
AGED 93

South Side
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DORIS ANNIE THE BELOVED CHILD OF
DAVID AND ANN NYE
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 27th 1912
AGED 5 YEARS
"Until the day breaks"
MILDRED CROUCHER
"Such wonderful memories,
Thank you"
JILL, BRIAN, ANNA, TOM,
GRAEME, ROS, JAKE, MAGGIE,
MADDIE & JOHNATHAN
DIED JAN 27th 2003
AGED 89 YEARS

214.   [24]   Fallen headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALFRED MOSS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 23rd 1890
AGED 40 YEARS
"Brief life is here our fortune"
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN MOSS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON JANUARY 29th 1933
AGED 79 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

215.   [25]   Coped red granite, large plot

North Side
ALEXANDER FREDERICK GARDINER
DIED 9th NOVEMBER 1888
AGED 71 YEARS
"I have redeemed thee, thou art mine"
ALSO FLORENCE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th DECEMBER 1867 AGED FIVE YEARS

South Side
MARY WIFE OF
ALEXANDER FREDERICK GARDINER
DIED 21st JUNE 1906
AGED 81 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

216.   [26]   Headstone, large plot

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
AMY, ELDEST AND BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND JEMIMA SIMS
DIED JUNE 13th 1888
AGED 18 YEARS
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God"
ALSO
JEMIMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES SIMS
DIED DECEMBER 8th 1898
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES SIMS
DIED DECEMBER 19th 1904
AGED 58 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

217.   [27]   Pedestals, fallen cross

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH SOPHIA
WIFE OF
JOHN ROBERT BELL
FORMERLY OF PARKHURST, ISLE OF WIGHT
DIED APRIL 18th 1893
AGED 60 YEARS
[Verses obscured by heavy cross]

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN ROBERT BELL
DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1903
AGED 71 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR "JEWEL"
JULIA ELIZABETH LACEY
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN R. AND SARAH BELL
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1909
AGED 53 YEARS

218.   [28]   Pedestals and cross

ELLEN MARIA JENNEY
BORN 23rd MARCH 1870
DIED 2nd? MAY 1889

219.   [29]   Tall pedestal and cross

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ALLSWORTH
WHO DIED NOV. 25th 1901
AGED 64 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM ALLSWORTH
OF STROOD
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1887?
AGED 49 YEARS
"Tis but a moment more,
When we shall meet again,
For life is but a vapour,
That cannot here remain,
Forged by the [strain?] of thee?,
I hasten from the shore,
Into that boundless ocean,
Where parting is no more"

220.   [30]   Red granite pedestals, fallen cross

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ALFRED
RUTHERFORD HOCKING
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1898?
AGED 28? YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear"
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND NELLIE
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

North Side
ALSO
HENRY WILLIAM
ROBUS
WHO DIED SEPT. 11th 1907
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO CLARA CATHERINE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
HERBERT EDWARD MOSS
WHO DIED NOV. 21st 1938
AGED 67 YEARS

221.   [31]   Pedestals, fallen cross

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES STEVENS
WH0 DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF OCTOBER 1896
AGED 60 YEARS
"We bless thy holy name for all thy
servants departed this life in thy
faith and fear"

South Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH DYER
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM TYRRELL
OF LANCING, SUSSEX
IN HER 81st YEAR
ALSO OF RICHARD TYRRELL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1909
AGED 73 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JANET 3rd DAUGHTER OF
JAMES & SARAH STEVENS
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1919
AGED 52 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO SARAH STEVENS
WIDOW OF JAMES STEVENS
DIED NOV. 30th 1925
AGED 87 YEARS
"God is Love"

222.   [32]   Gothick in ruins, large plot

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
DOROTHY SABINA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BALL J.P.
BORN JAN 23rd 1831
DIED JUNE 12th 1891
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WILLIAM BALL J.P.
BORN MARCH 17th 1840
DIED JULY 21st 1913

223.   [33]   Pedestal, broken fluted column

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN ADAMS
WHO DIED JANorth 5th 1895
AGED 66 YEARS
"In the midst of life we
are in death"

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK SPIKINS
SON-IN-LAW
WHO DIED AUGUST 27th 1895
AGED 34 YEARS

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN WIFE OF
HENRY JOHN ADAMS
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1895
AGED 65 YEARS
"There remaineth therefore
a rest to the people of God"

224.   [34]   Headstone, large plot

IHS
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL THOMAS
THE BELOVED SON OF
SAMUEL & ANN BALLARD
DIED DECEMBER 15th 1898
AGED 26 YEARS
"A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled"
ALSO
SAMUEL GEORGE
BALLARD
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 15th 1901
AGED 61 YEARS
"He does well who does his best"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANN BALLARD
DIED APRIL 2nd 1920
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

ROW 2

225.   [1]   Curbs

North Side
JOHN WILLIAM HUGGETT WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 9th 1909 AGED 64 YEARS

South Side
ALSO FRANK HUGGETT WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 6th 1927 AGED 60 YEARS

226.   [2]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JEMIMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK SOLLITT
WHO DIED 4th NOVEMBER 1904
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN SOLLITT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th DECEMBER 1861
AGED 3 YEARS
INTERRED SITTINGBOURNE CEMETERY
ALSO GEORGE HICKSON SOLLITT
ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th JULY 1897
AGED 36 YEARS
INTERRED ST. MARGARET’S CEMETERY, ROCHESTER
ALSO FREDERICK SOLLITT
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1912
AGED 80 YEARS
"Rest"

227.   [3]   Pedestals, fallen cross

IN MEMORY OF
ALICE JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BEGG
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1907
AGED 43 YEARS

228.   [4]   Headstone

[IN LOVING MEMORY]
[OF]
MARY ANN MANLEY
WHO DIED OCT. 7th 1902 AGED 58 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO STEPHEN MANLEY
WHO DIED SEPT. 25th 1924 AGED 67 YEARS
"Until the day breaks"
ALSO OF ESTHER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 11th 1955 AGED 95 YEARS

229.   [5]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK GEORGE PATTERSON
WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHILE HEROICALLY
TRYING TO SAVE OTHERS IN AN ICE
ACCIDENT AT DERBY JANUARY 2nd 1904
AGED 25 YEARS
"Greater love hath no man than this that a
man lay down his life for his friends"
ALSO WILLIAM PATTERSON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 12th 1905
AGED 79 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1917
AGED 76 YEARS
"The Lord is my refuge and strength"

The Times, 4th January 1904
On Saturday afternoon, whilst a large number of persons were skating on a piece of water at Derby, known locally as the Dead Waters, the ice suddenly broke, and a young lady named Rose Selwood fell in.
   Others went to her rescue, when the ice further gave way, with the result that altogether seven persons were immersed. The water at the spot was very deep. Two swam to the bank, and one of them, with a rope fastened around his waist, returned with the object of saving Miss Selwood. In this he failed, and was dragged to the side in an exhausted condition. Miss Selwood and two men were then got out in a state of unconsciousness, and artificial means of respiration were applied. These were successful in the case of the men, who were able to go home, but Miss Selwood was beyond human aid, Three-quarters of an hour later the dead bodies of Frederick George Patterson, aged 30, and Sidney Saunders, aged 20, were recovered, and, together with the body of Miss Selwood, were removed to the public mortuary to await an inquest. Patterson was a moulder employed at a Derby foundry, whose friends reside at Strood, Rochester….

230.   [6]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ESTHER
WIFE OF HARRY PALMER
WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1902
AGED 48 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO
CHARLOTTE EMILY PALMER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1906
AGED 26 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO HARRY PALMER
DIED DEC. 29th 1928
AGED 72 YEARS

231.   [7]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROBERT HUMPHREY
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1904
AGED 60? YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO MARIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1925
AGED 75 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

232.   [8]   Headstone

"God is Love"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FELIX BOURNE
WHO DIED OCT. 31st 1907
AGED 76 YEARS
"I sigh sometimes to see thy face,
But since this cannot be,
I’ll leave to the care of him,
Who cares for thee and me"
ALSO GEORGE FREDERICK
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ALICE WELLS
AND SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 19th 1922
AGED 46 YEARS
"Home, sweet Home"
ALSO ALICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE FREDERICK WELLS
WHO DIED DEC. 23rd 1944
AGED 66 YEARS
"God sees when the footsteps falter,
When the pathway has grown too steep,
Then he touches the tired eyelids,
And giveth his beloved ones sleep"
THIS TOKEN OF LOVE WAS ERECTED
BY HIS ONLY DAUGHTER ALICE

233.   [9]   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS CHARLES BERRY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 20th 1904 AGED 53 YEARS (one line)
ALSO JANE EMMA WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 1st 1913 AGED 64 YEARS (one line)

West Side
ALSO VERNON LOUIS BERRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 8th 1959 AGED 83 YEARS

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GWLADYS THE BELOVED WIFE OF VERNON LOUIS BERRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 4th 1928 AGED 48 YEARS

234.   [10]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED WALTER MAYHEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
15th AUGUST 1903
AGED 31 YEARS
"He that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out"
ALSO JANE MAYHEW
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
18th DECEMBER 1916
AGED 68 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO WALTER MAYHEW
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED HIS LIFE
21st SEPTEMBER 1917
AGED 70 YEARS

235.   [11]   Fallen, broken headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MIRA LILIAN WOOD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD J. HOWARD
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1904
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
SIDNEY STUART LUCK
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1905
AGED 22 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO SELINA A. I. LEANEY
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED WIFE OF
H. J. LEANEY
BURIED AT HULL NOV. 4th 1911
AGED 35 YEARS
"Jesus Wept"
ALSO EDMUND LUCK
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SUSAN A.S. LUCK
DIED OCT. 10th 1915 AGED 71 YEARS
"He fought the good fight and the victory he won"
ALSO THE ABOVE SUSAN A. S. LUCK DIED DEC. 18th 1916
AGED 74 YEARS
"The Lord gaveth and he taketh away, and blessed is his name"

236.   [12]   Headstone, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HENRY DAKERS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
ON THE 28th DAY OF JUNE 1903
AGED 52 YEARS
"Her end was peace"
"Loved by all who knew her"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HENRY
DIED 31st AUGUST 1930
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY
26th FEBRUARY 1938
AGED 57 YEARS

237.   [13]   Voluted tablet

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE ALLSWORTH
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1904
AGED 57 YEARS
"Where the weary are at rest"

238.   [14]   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK GEORGE FRY WHO DIED JANUARY 26th 1902 AGED 39 YEARS (one line)

239.   [15]   Derelict curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY GEORGE ROBUS DIED FEBY. 6th 1912 AGED 74

South Side
ALSO EMILY HIS WIFE DIED OCT. 21st 1929 AGED 91 YEARS

240.   [16]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WILLIAM SON OF
GEORGE WILLIAM & EMMA NEAVES
DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1902
AGED 28 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WILLIAM NEAVES
DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1919
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ALSO EMMA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 21st 1926
AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"

241.   [17]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS QUINNELL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO
ALICE CONSTANCE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1902
AGED 2 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
ALSO
ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1908
AGED 47 YEARS
"At Rest"

242.   [18]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EMILY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN ARTHUR NEAVES
BORN DEC. 25th 1869
DIED MAY 2nd 1913
"The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN ARTHUR NEAVES
WHO FELL ASLEEP DECR. 1st 1936
AGED 67 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

243.   [19]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH
WIFE OF WILLIAM HOLLINGSWORTH
DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1902
AGED 42
"Resurgam"

244.   [20]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS JANES
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1901
AGED 83 YEARS
"Because thou hast been my help, therefore,
In the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice"
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1916
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN ANN N. JANES
DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 21st 1928
AGED 66 YEARS

245.   [21]   Fallen headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
JESSE BENNETT
WHO PASSED AWAY
31st OF DECEMBER 1900
AGED 64 YEARS
"We grieve to part with those we love,
With those we hold so dear,
Oh, may we one day meet above,
Without a doubt or fear"
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
13th OF JANUARY 1909
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"

246.   [22]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES WALTER
THE BELOVED SON OF
JAMES & FANNY PERCIVAL
WHO DIED OCTOBER 9th 1900
AGED 17 YEARS
"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES PERCIVAL
WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1928
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO FANNY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1931
AGED 80 YEARS

247.   [23]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS BALDOCK DAVIS
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 18th 1899
AGED 45 YEARS
"A sudden change in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO JEMIMA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1926
AGED 77 YEARS
"We’ll catch up the broken thread again,
And finish what we here began,
Heaven will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah then, we’ll understand"

248.   [24]   Headstone and curbs, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS MALACHI HOLLINGS
WHO DIED JUNE 29th 1899
AGED 62 YEARS
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God"
ALSO
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1902
AGED 53 YEARS
"Thanks be to God which giveth us the
Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"
ALSO
VIOLET EUGENE HOLLINGS
BELOVED DAUGHTER
BORN 29th APRIL 1884
DIED 17th MARCH 1935
"Come unto me all ye that labour
and are heavy laden and I will
give you rest" St. Matt. 11 28
ALSO IRIS KATHLEEN HOLLINGS
BELOVED YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
BORN 10th APRIL 1894 DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1940
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

North Curb
ALSO ROSE LETITIA HOLLINGS BELOVED SECOND DAUGHTER BORN 13th APRIL 1876 DIED 11th JUNE 1944 (one line)
"I know that my redeemer liveth"

249.  [25]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH COLLIS J. P.
WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST 1904
AGED 72 YEARS
AND OF EMILY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1919
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
LYDIA COLLIS
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1939
AND MARY BOWEN COLLIS
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1940

250.   [26]   Pedestal, red granite column and urn

West Side
IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
SARAH ANN
FOR 40 YEARS THE BELOVED
WIFE OF
REI FRY
OF MALVERN LODGE, STROOD
WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1894
AGED 68 YEARS

North Side
IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY
OF
REI FRY
DIED DECEMBER 16th
1897
AGED 66 YEARS
"Deeply Regretted"

ROW 3

251.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRY GEORGE DAKERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 24th OCTOBER 1913
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET (PEGGY)
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 15th JANUARY 1912
AGED 7 ½ MONTHS
ALSO MOLLIE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1942
AGED 29 YEARS
INTERRED AT TEDDINGTON

252.   [2]   Pedestals and cross

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES PICNOT
BORN 3rd MAY 1828
DIED 23rd JUNE 1908
ALSO OF JANE HIS WIFE
BORN 18th APRIL 1840
DIED 5th MARCH 1909
"At Rest"

South Side
ALSO ANNIE PICNOT
ELDEST DAUGHTER
DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1923
AGED 57 YEARS

North Side
ERNEST PICNOT
DIED 5th APRIL 1923
AGED 50

253.   [3]   Granite pedestal and cross, large plot

West Side
WILLIAM COBBETT
BARKER
DIED OCT. 21st 1912
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO LUCY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUG. 25th 1929
AGED 81 YEARS

North Side
WILLIAM COBBETT
BARKER
WHO DIED
25th NOVEMBER 1944
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO EMILY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED
6th OCTOBER 1951

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections L and N - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION L   (Rows west to east, graves north to south)

ROW 3

254.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILFRED JABEZ CROUCHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
17th DECEMBER 1903
AGED 25 YEARS
"Had he asked us, well we know,
We should cry, "O, spare this blow",
Yea, with streaming tears should pray,
"Lord, we love him, let him stay",
But the Lord doth nought amiss,
And, since he hath ordered this,
We have nought to do but still
Rest in silence on his will"

ROW 4

255.   [1]   Small headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES COLLARD
DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1902 AGED 66
ALSO WILLIAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 21st 1905 aged 72
"Whether we live, or die, we are the Lord’s"

256.   [2]   Headstone

A LOVING MEMORIAL OF
JOSEPH NUTTER
OF ELLAND, YORKS
BORN JULY 10th 1837
FELL ASLEEP DEC. 17th 1902
"I have redeemed thee, I have called thee
by thy name, thou art mine"
ALSO JULIA ELVIRA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
FELL ASLEEP JANY. 28th 1936 AGED 89
"He hath made us accepted in the beloved"
CALEB WHITCHELO
BORN SEPTEMBER 30th 1808
DIED JUNE 1st 1881
SARAH WHITCHELO
BORN JUNE 5th 1810
DIED MARCH 14th 1907
"They joy before thee"

257.   [3]   Headstone and curbs, large plot

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM JAMES
BELOVED SON OF
JOHN EDWARD & SARAH RACHEL ELVY
DIED JANUARY 13th 1886
AGED 12 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Yes, safe on his gentle breast"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN EDWARD ELVY
DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1907
IN HIS 62nd YEAR
"With Christ, which is far better"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH RACHEL ELVY
DIED DECEMBER 6th 1913
AGED 67 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO
AMY FRANCES ELVY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1932
AGED 59 YEARS
"Christ thy Light"
ALSO RACHEL SARAH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1938 AGED 69 YEARS
"At Rest"

East Curb
ALSO ALBERT THOMAS ELVY SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1943 AGED 64 YEARS (one line)
ALSO ROBERT GEORGE ABRAHAM WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1952 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN FLORENCE WIFE OF ROBERT ABRAHAM WHO FELL ASLEEP ON 30th JAN 1959 AGED 82 YEARS (one line)

ROW 5

258.   [   ]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM TABRET BOURNE
WHO DIED JUNE 6th 1908
IN HIS 76th YEAR
ALSO ADA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALBERT T. P. ADAMS
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1916
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TABRET BOURNE
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1923
AGED 86 YEARS
"At Rest"

ROW 6

259.   [   ]   Curbs

North Side
SARAH ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS FINER WHO PASSED AWAY THE 15th OF APRIL 1913 AGED 73 R.I.P. (one line)

South Side
ALSO OF THOMAS FINER FORMERLY OF TENDRING, ESSEX WHO DIED 5th DEC. 1916 AGED 79 YEARS (one line)

SECTION N  (Rows east to west, graves south to north)

ROW 1

260.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
REVD. JOHN TONKIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 8th OCTOBER 1903
AGED 55 YEARS
"He was a burning and a shining light"
ALSO OF
ANNIE ELIZABETH TONKIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
JANUARY 22nd 1919 AGED 73 YEARS
"Until the day breaks"
ALSO OF
JOHN GAUVAIN
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1893
AGED 19 YEARS
"With Christ which is far better"
ALSO OF
ETHEL JANE SECOND DAUGHTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN CHRIST 14th JULY 1897
AGED 15 YEARS
"And there the weary be at rest"

ROW 2

261.   [1]   Headstone

"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN AND SARAH WICKER
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
FEBRUARY 29th 1888
AGED 19 YEARS
"A sudden change in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO
JOHN WICKER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 22nd 1902
AGED 80 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH WICKER
WHO DIED APRIL 17th 1908
AGED 82 YEARS

A BARGEMAN DROWNED   -   Kent Messenger, 10th March 1888
Mr. West H. Bell coroner for Rochester, on Thursday afternoon held an inquest at the Guildhall, on the body of a young bargeman named Frederick William Wicker, who was drowned on the previous day. It appears that deceased was mate of Messrs. Peters’ barge "John", of which his brother, Thos. Wicker its master. The barge was tacking down the river between Burham and Wouldham about five o’clock on Wednesday evening, and apparently deceased was caught by the main sail and knocked overboard. He disappeared at once, and life was extinct when his body was recovered. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death"

262.   [2]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AMELIA ELIZABETH TOATES
DIED JULY 31st 1909
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK TOATES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 13th 1922
AGED 79 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
ALSO MABEL AGNES (DAUGHTER)
DIED MAY 21st 1885
AGED 10 MONTHS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO J. A. LE COCQ
LATE JUDGE OF ALDERNEY
DIED 29th SEPTEMBER 1922
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE LE COCQ
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th DECEMBER 1923
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO ALICE JANE ANN TOATES
DIED 1st JANorth 1970
AGED 88 YEARS

ROW 3

263.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARY ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN WICKER WHO DIED JANUARY 5th 1888
AGED 27 YEARS
"I will both lay me down in peace and sleep,
For thou Lord only makest me dwell in safety"
ALSO EMILY ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1888
AGED 9 MONTHS
ALSO ETHEL EMMA
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND EMMA WICKER
WHO DIED MAY 23rd 1926
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO ALICE MARY WICKER
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1956
AGED 72 YEARS

264.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
STANLEY JOHN
INFANT SON OF
JAMES WILLIAM AND MARIA NASH
BORN FEBY. 16th 1883
DIED SEPT. 10th 1883
ALSO WALTER HENRY
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1901
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES WILLIAM NASH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1926
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MARIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1929
AGED 78 YEARS
"Her end was peace"

265.   [3]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH WATKINS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF FRANCIS BURNEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 10th 1904
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO FRANCIS BURNEY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 25th 1907
AGED 84 YEARS
"Sweet Rest"
ALSO ALICE MARY MOUNT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 17th 1916
AGED 64 YEARS

ROW 5

266.   [   ]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM TANSLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP
28th SEPTEMBER 1901
AGED 70 YEARS
"To be with Christ which is far better"
"We loved her, yes no tongue can tell,
How much we loved her and how well,
God loved her too and thought it best,
To take her home with him to rest"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM TANSLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP
16th JUNE 1911
AGED 87 YEARS
"Lie’s trials o’er,
Life’s journey done,
At last,
A Crown of Life well won"

ROW 6

267.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN BAKER
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1895
AGED 62 YEARS
"I know whom I have believed and am
persuaded that he is able to keep that
which I have committed unto him against
that day"
"We wept, ‘twas nature wept, but faith
can pierce beyond the gloom of death"
ALSO MATILDA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 27th 1901
AGED 82 YEARS
"So he bringeth them to their desired haven"
ALSO CHARLES SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 25th 1923
AGED 64 YEARS
INTERRED IN THIS CEMETERY

268.   [2]   Red granite coped, chains, large plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SAMUEL ALEXANDER
DIED JUNE 23rd 1890 AGED 48 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS SAMUEL ALEXANDER
AT REST 24th FEB. 1962 AGED 92 YEARS

North Side
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
REBECCA ALEXANDER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE LATE SAMUEL ALEXANDER
WHO PASSED AWAY THE 23rd OF JANUARY 1922 IN HER 78th YEAR
"Her end was peace"

East Side West Side
ALSO ALSO OF
ALICE R. A. WARD GEORGINA
DIED APRIL 1st 1891 ALEXANDER
AGED 2 ½ YEARS WHO DIED FEB. 22nd 1910
AGED 34 YEARS
"Sweet rest at last"

ROW 7

269.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM J. JARMY
OF STROOD
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1903
AGED 46
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO
ELIZA ELIZABETH JARMY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1938
AGED 78
"At Rest"

ROW 8

270.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES MIDDLETON
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1892
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES MIDDLETON
WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1906
AGED 75 YEARS
"His end was peace"
ALSO OF
MARY GEORGINA MIDDLETON
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON 22nd MARCH 1923
INTERRED IN THE ADJOINING GRAVE
"Beloved by all"

271.   [2]   Headstone and footstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES PIERSON
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 6th 1894
AGED 63 YEARS
"Her end was peace"
"Weep not for me I’m free from pain,
My earthly troubles o’er,
I hope to meet you all again,
On Canaan’s happy shore"
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES PIERSON
WHO PASSED AWAY ON MAY 1st 1904
IN HIS 75th YEAR
"Peace, perfect Peace"

Footstone
[     ]
PIERSON
1894
PIERSON 1904

ROW 9

272.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH ANNIE
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND HANNAH MASON
WHO DIED JUNE 17th 1906
AGED 17 YEARS
"To fall asleep is not to die,
To dwell with Christ is better life"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD MASON
WHO DIED JANUARY 21st 1923
AGED 79 YEARS
AND
HANNAH MASON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1933
AGED 81 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

273.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA REYNOLDS
WIDOW OF EDMUND REYNOLDS
DIED AUGUST 25th 1897
AGED 84 YEARS

ROW 10

274.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIJAH
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH ANN BENTLEY
WHO DIED AUGUST 1st 1907
AGED 50 YEARS
"He suffered patiently and long
his hope was bright, his faith was strong,
our loss is great, we’ll not complain,
but hope in heaven to meet again"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH ANN BENTLEY
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1929
AGED 75 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die the
Lord, for they rest from their labours"

275.   [2]   Fallen small headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK THOMAS HEATH
SON OF GEORGE AND ANN HEATH
OF CRAYFORD, KENT
DIED AT STROOD 26th JULY 1896 AGED 44
"A servant of Jesus Christ
and
a brother beloved"

276.   [3]   Curbs

South Side
OUR DEAR FATHER HENRY MARTIN WHO DIED JULY 19th 1896 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OUR DEAR MOTHER ANN MARTIN WHO DIED MARCH 21st 1901 AGED 62 YEARS

277.   [4]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES BOOSEY
[WHO] DIED 19th [ ]
AGED 64 YEARS
"[I] know that my redee[mer liveth]"
ALSO ROSE EMMA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANY. 14th 1897
AGED 37 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO EMMA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 3rd 1915
AGED 82 YEARS

278.   [5]   Curbs

South Side
HENRIETTA PARKER DIED MARCH 16th 190[ ] AGED [ ] YEARS

North Side
ALSO EDWARD PARKER DIED 24th JANUARY 1896 AGED 14? Or 44? YEARS

279.   [6]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD HINGE GOLDING
WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 7th 1905
AGED 73 YEARS
"Over the river faces I see,
Fair as the morning looking for me,
Free from their sorrow, grief and despair,
Waiting and watching patiently there"

South Side
ALSO
PHOEBE GOLDING
WHO DIED 20th OCTR. 1929
AGED 87 YEARS

ROW 11

280.   [1]   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF ELIZA WIFE OF EDWARD LEIGH WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1899 AGED 41 YEARS

North Side
ALSO EDITH 2nd DAUGHTER OF ELIZA LEIGH WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th 1912 AGED 16 YEARS

281.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROSE ANN CARTER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST OCTOBER 22nd 1896
AGED 28 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord!
Amen, so let it be"
ALSO OF HER PARENTS
JOSEPH WILSON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 16th 1920
AGED 85
AND ANN WILSON
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1928
AGED 92
"At Rest"

282.   [3]   Small headstone and curbs

South Curb
EMMA CONWAY FELL ASLEEP 4th MARCH 1906

Headstone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RANDOLPH WILLIAM ELDRIDGE
FELL ASLEEP 21st DECEMBER 1957
AGED 77 YEARS

ROW 13

283.   [1]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN KILLICK
WHO FELL ASLEEP
19th MAY 1909
AGED 93 YEARS

North Side
WILLIAM KENNARD
DIED 2nd NOVEMBER 1931
AGED 67 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
JANE ELIZABETH KENNARD
DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 74 YEARS

284.   [2]   Curbs

South Side
ANGELA WIFE OF GEORGE WILLIAM AKHURST WHO DIED MAY 8th ? 1906 AGED 28? YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF GEORGE FREDERICK THEIR SON WHO FELL ASLEEP OCTOBER 1st 1906 AGED 5? MONTHS (one line)

ROW 14

285.   [1]   Curbs

North Side
REUBEN J. VAUGHAN WHO DIED 30th MARCH 1912 AGED 25 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS SON HENRY R. W. VAUGHAN WHO DIED 10th NOV. 1941 IN HIS 30th YEAR

286.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CATHERINE
BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM KELLEY
WHO DIED 24th MARCH 1899
AGED 60 YEARS
"Eternal rest give to her O Lord and
let perpetual light shine upon her,
may she rest in peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KELLEY
WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 1901
AGED 68 YEARS

ROW 15

287.   [1]   Headstone, with fine carving of three mast sailing ship

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES HENRY ELVY
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS MAY 28th 1899
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ALBERT BENJAMIN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT. 29th 1902
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO MARY ELLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS JUNE 5th 1929
AGED 83 YEARS

288.   [2]   Fallen small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK W. CHROFTES
WHO DIED 3rd NOV. 1899 AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th ? MARCH 1941 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO [     ]
[ Eroded ]

ROW 18

289.   [1]   Headstone and curbs, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
HENRY ISAAC LONDON
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED THROUGH
FALLING FROM HIS BARGE IN THE SURREY
COMMERCIAL DOCKS NOVEMBER 3rd 1902
AGED 21 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN
BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK LONDON
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 4th JUNE 1923
AGED 67 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FREDERICK LONDON
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1938
AGED 81 YEARS
"Called up higher"

North Curb
ALSO BEATRICE BERTHA KNIGHT DAUGHTER DIED 7th MARCH 1976 AGED 89 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO GEORGE KNIGHT SON IN LAW DIED 25th JUNE 1969 AGED 82 YEARS

290.   [2]   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS WINTER
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
CHARLOTTE WINTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
DECR. 12th 1911
AGED 57 YEARS
"More than Conqueror"

291.   [3]   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM AMOS DIED JAN 10th 1902 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA E. AMOS HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED JULY 5th 1927 AGED 81 YEARS

North Side
AND ELIAS H. BOAKES SON DIED FEB. 4th 1911 AGED 40 YEARS

ROW 19

292.   [1]   Curbs

South Side
MARTHA JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES THOMAS COOMBER WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1902 AGED 63 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO ESTHER JANE WAKEHAM WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 21st 1906 AGED 33 YEARS

293.   [2]   Curbs

South Side
JOHN BURT FLISHER
DIED MARCH 16th 1907 AGED 44

North Side
MARY ANN FLISHER
DIED AUG. 19th 1935 AGED 76

East Side
MINNIE FLISHER
DIED OCTOBER 6th 1972 AGED 83

 

MONUMENTS FROM ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD
   
Three ledger stones, a broken headstone and a panel from a classical chest tomb, lying near the
         north wall at the North East corner of Section North

294.   [1]  Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[JOS]EPH SON OF
[JAMES AND] SARAH ANN [BROWN?]
[WHO DIED] ON THE 20th DAY OF OCTOBER [    ]
AGED 8 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
[JOSE]PH, JABEZ, JOSIAH
WHO DIED IN THEIR IN[FANCY]
[ALSO THE] ABOVE JAMES BROWN
[WHO DIED] ON THE 7th DAY OF [    ]
AGED 50 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO JOHN BROWN
SON OF THE ABOVE
JAMES AND SARAH ANN BRO[WN]
WHO DIED JUNE 10th ? 1873 AGED 39 YEARS

295.   [2]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY A[NN?]
WIFE OF SAMUEL DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 2[   ]
AGED 33 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die [in the Lord]
ALSO SAMUEL SON OF [THE ABOVE?]
WHO DIED 16th AUG[UST] [    ]
AGED 10 Y[EARS]

296.   [3]   Broken headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND FRANCES LANGFORD
OF STROOD WHO DEP[A]RTED THIS [LIFE]
ON THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY [ ]
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO JOHN LA[NGFORD]
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
ON THE 19th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1848
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ANN LANGFORD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OF OCTOBER 1857
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES LANGFORD WIFE OF
JOHN LANGFORD OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF JANUARY 1864?
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO JOHN LANGFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th DAY OF OCTOBER [    ]
[    ]

297.   [4]   Ledger

Eroded except for:
LILLEY and 1864

298.   [5]   Panel from a classical chest tomb; other structural fragments nearby.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JANE WIFE OF
EDWARD NASH
LATE OF STROOD PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF APRIL 1832
AGED 63 YEARS
HAVING LEFT 4 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS
AND A DISCONSOLATE HUSBAND TO
LAMENT THE LOSS OF A LOVING MOTHER
AND AFFECTIONATE WIFE
"Grieve not dear friends, from tears refrain,
I hope your loss will be my gain,
It is God’s will, he thought it best,
To take me from this World to rest"

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Part 1 - Addenda to Sections A to N - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION A

ROW 1

299.   [   ]  Headstone and coped stone, eroded

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
STEPHEN HENRY LAWRENCE
LATE OF STROOD, KENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th? DAY OF MAY 1888?
AGED [78?] YEARS

ROW 6

300.   [1]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN COLVER
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1906
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
EMMA FRANCES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1907
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
FANNY MARIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1885
AGED 29 YEARS

301.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER SARAH JANE CRONK
WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1909 AGED 70 YEARS

South Side
ALSO DEAR FATHER GEORGE CRONK WHO DIED MARCH 16th 1927 AGED 84 YEARS

East Side
ALSO HARRY (SON)
DIED JUNE 28th 1937
AGED 65 YEARS

ROW 9

302.   [   ]   Headstone

[    ]
REINA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
NATHANIEL DIGHT[ON]
[WHO DIED] NOVEMBER 14th [    ]
[AGED] 46 YEARS
[    ]
[ALSO]
BARONETHA DIGHTON
WHO DIED MARCH 1st ? 1911?
AGED 67? YEARS

ROW 1

303.   [   ]   Pedestal and fallen cross

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLIAM
INFANT SON OF
THOMAS AND JULIA MITCHELL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 8th 1884
[    

ROW 6

304.   [   ]   Fallen headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM POWELS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF SUSAN SANKEY
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1905
AGED 49 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SUSAN OLIVE SANKEY
WHO DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1947
AGED 92 YEARS

ROW 8

305.   [   ]    Book" tablet and curbs

Curbs
South Side
MY DEAR WIFE CECILIA MIRIAM WATERS WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1928 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ARTHUR ERNEST WATERS WHO DIED 28th FEB. 1940 AGED 78 YEARS

North Side
ALSO WILLIAM H. WATERS WHO WAS DROWNED AT SEA 15th JAN 1905 IN HIS 16th YEAR

Tablet
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
G.J. TUTON
WHO DIED
26th OCT. 1966
AGED 73 YEARS

SECTION C

ROW 6

306.   [   ]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MABEL YOUNGEST CHILD OF
CHARLES & SOPHIA BROOKER
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 11th 1900
AGED 13 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO
LILY SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 29th 1907
AGED 28 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES BROOKER
WHO DIED JULY 16th 1930
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO SOPHIA BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES BROOKER
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1946
AGED 90 YEARS

ROW 4

307.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE FEARN
[WHO] DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1901
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
ALFRED SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED APRIL 1st 1898
AGED 34 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear"
[ALSO] CLARISSA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE FEARN
[WHO DIED] MARCH 17th 1908
AGED 74 YEARS

308.   [2]   Small headstone and curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MAHALA FEARN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 24th MARCH 1932
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO WALTER HERBERT FEARN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th MARCH 1954

North Curb
ALSO DAUGHTER ALICE (DOLLY) FEARN DIED MAR. 3rd 1925 AGED 23 YEARS

South Side
ALSO SON RICHARD WALTER FEARN DIED OCT. 17th 1906 AGED 18 YEARS

309.   [3]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HOLDER
DIED 16th? MARCH 1898
AGED 58 YEARS
[     ]
ALSO
ALFRED HOLDER
DIED 1st? NOV. 1911
AGED 76? YEARS

SECTION H J K

ROW 1

310.   [   ]   Derelict pedestals and fallen cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
AMBROSE EDWARD CASH
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN CASH
DIED JANUARY 8th 1899
AGED 42 YEARS
"Rest in the Lord"

311.   [   ]   NO. 11

West Side
ALSO WILLIAM, SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th 1899
AGED 45 YEARS

South Side
ALSO EDWARD JAMES DAY
THIRD SON
DIED 28th JULY 1912
AGED 50 YEARS
INTERRED AT HALLING CEMETERY

North Side
ALSO JOHN HENRY DAY
YOUNGEST SON
DIED 23rd DEC. 1928
AGED 64 YEARS

312.   [   ]   NO.12

North Side
ALSO GEORGE GAMON SON OF
JOHN WILLIAM & MARY ANN HUGGETT
WHO DIED OCTOBER 24th 1890
AGED 1 YEAR & 8 MONTHS
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

SECTION N

ROW 6

313.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS
THE BELOVED AND ONLY SON OF
THOMAS AND NAOMI BAITUP
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
IN THE RIVER MEDWAY
JULY 25th 1890
AGED 18 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

ROW 15

314.   [2]   Curbs

East Side
IN DEAR MEMORY OF ISAAC STAPLETON DIED AUGUST 16th 1900 AGED 78
"Lord remember me when thou cometh into thy Kingdom"

North Side
PRISCILLA STAPLETON DIED JULY 22nd 1908 AGED 83 YEARS

ROW 2

315.   [   ]   Headstone, with Celtic cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JULIA
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN ALEXANDER WRIGHT
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1917 AGED 59 YEARS
"Peace after Pain"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN ALEXANDER WRIGHT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1918 AGED 60 YEARS
"After Death - Reunion"
ALSO ETHEL BEATRICE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN A. AND JULIA WRIGHT
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1896 AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO HORACE CHARLES INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 16th 1890 AGED 10 MONTHS

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Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION A

ALLEN see DENHAM

316.   "Boulder" (Row 11)

TO THE VERY DEAR MEMORY OF
A SOUL SO BEAUTIFUL
MAUD MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK J. BAKER
WHO PASSED ON
DECEMBER 26th 1927
AGED 59 YEARS

317.   Headstone (Row 6)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM RAINSFORD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZA BAVIN
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1915
AGED 48 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO
FREDERICK WILLIAM BAVIN
2nd SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1917
AGED 20 YEARS
"His bright smile filled our home with gladness"
AND THE ABOVE
ELIZA BAVIN
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1947
AGED 77 YEARS

318.   Small Headstone (Row 10)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT BENTLEY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ADA EMMELINE BENTLEY
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1923
AGED 34 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ADA EMMELINE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1946
AGED 53 YEARS
"Re-united"

319.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 7)

Headstone
"Peace"
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
LOUISA BOURNE
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1935
AGED 73 YEARS
AND OF HER HUSBAND
CHARLES ROBERT
WHO DIED FEB. 11th 1935
AGED 74 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO DAISY BOURNE WHO DIED DEC. 1926 AGED 36 YEARS
North Curb

ALSO ALICE ADELAIDE PHIPP WHO DIED JUNE 5th 1934 AGED 45 YEARS

320.   Curbs (Row 8)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF NELLIE CHIVERS WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1919 AGED 23 YEARS

South Side
ALSO ALBERT CHIVERS WHO DIED MAY 28th 1952 AGED 61 YEARS

321.   Headstone (Row 7)

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALBERT EDWARD CLARK
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th MAY 1926
AGED 55 YEARS
"All tears are vain, I cannot now recall thee,
Gone is thy loving voice, thy kindly face,
Gone from the home, where I so dearly loved thee,
Where none can ever fill the vacant place"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALBERT EDWARD CLARK
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd DECEMBER 1947
AGED 81 YEARS

322.   Headstone (Row 11)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE AGNES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER COAST
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 16th 1919
AGED 69 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WALTER COAST
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 26th 1924
AGED 77 YEARS
"Not now but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then, sometime we'll understand"

323.   Fallen Headstone (Row 9)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WINIFRED ENA
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
ALFRED J. AND MINNIE F. CONWAY
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPTEMBER 30th 1922
AGED 10 YEARS
"Our darling, but God's also, and he took her"
ALSO ALFRED JOHN CONWAY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MINNIE CONWAY
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 10th 1925
AGED 70 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MINNIE FLORA CONWAY
WHO DIED NOV. 22nd 1928 AGED 53 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

324.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
ALFRED COX DIED 5th MAR. 1919 AGED 56

South Side
MARY ANN COX DIED 5th JUNE 1925 AGED 62

DANIELS see HALLUMS

325.   Low Headstone (Row 7)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SAMUEL D. DENHAM
DIED 9th APRIL 1919 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE SUSANNAH M. DENHAM
DIED 3rd JUNE 1942 AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO JANET W.
WIFE OF ALBERT H. ALLEN
DIED 23rd MARCH 1945 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE ALBERT HENRY ALLEN
DIED 7th MARCH 1947 AGED 70 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

326.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 8)

Headstone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SUSANNAH ELLIOTT
WHO DIED 19th OCT. 1930
AGED 67 YEARS
"God the help of the helpless saw his
pain and gave him peace"
ALSO SUSANNAH CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st OCTOBER 1959
AGED 90 YEARS
"Sweet the sleep she so much needed"

South Curb
WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHO DIED 21st DEC. 1920 AGED 89 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO ELLEN ELLIOTT WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1921 AGED 88 YEARS

327.   C.W.G.C. and Curbs (Row 11)

1806 L.CPL.
T. W. FASSUM
ROYAL ENGINEERS
15th JULY 1915 AGE 38

South Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS WILLIAM FASSUM WHO DIED 15th JULY 1915 AGED 38 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO OF HIS WIFE ROSINA ELIZABETH FASSUM WHO DIED 7th FEBY. 1924 AGED 46 YEARS

328.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD OWERS FORSHEW
WHO DIED 12th FEBRUARY 1915
AGED 35 YEARS

329.   Fallen Headstone (Row 10)

IN MEMORY OF
ERNEST J. FRID DIED 4th MARCH 1926 AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO BERTHA HIS WIFE
DIED 11th DEC. 1939 AGED 47 YEARS
"Loved by all"

330.   Fallen Headstone (Row 11)

"Peace"
IN
TREASURED MEMORY OF
JOHN FRID WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 8th 1926
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIET FRID
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS SUDDENLY CALLED TO REST
OCTOBER 28th 1931
AGED 73 YEARS
"How we miss them, none can tell"

331.   Curbs (Row 3)

North Side
SOPHIA ANN GREGORY DIED 26th MARCH 1916 AGED 71 YEARS

South Side
WILLIAM HENRY SUTTON GREGORY DIED 17th JULY 1931 AGED 68 YEARS

332.   Two Tablets (Row 3)

Larger Tablet
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE HALLUMS
1850-1906
EMILY JARVIS
1833-1922
GEORGE WILLIAM HALLUMS
1903-1966
ELLEN DANIELS
1868-1963

Smaller Tablet
ALFRED NICHOLS
HALLUMS
AT REST 16th SEPT. 1971
AGED 71 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
PHILADELPHIA
17.11.01-17.6. 92.
"Re-united"

333.   Fallen Headstone (Row 11)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL HILLS
WHO PASSED AWAY 4th MAY 1925
AGED 34 YEARS

334.   Headstone (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN ROBERT HONEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP 17th MAY 1921
AGED 68 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LOUISA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
2nd JAN. 1946
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 26th SEPTEMBER 1962
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ETHEL ROSE
THEIR YOUNGER DAUGHTER
REUNITED 15th JANUARY 1963
AGED 72 YEARS

335.   Granite Pedestals, with Cross and Pot Holder (Row 7)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CORP. ALBERT HOWES
R. W. KENT REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
OCT. 19th 1917 IN HIS 21st YEAR
"For his Country's Sake"
ALSO ALBERT EDWARD HOWES
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 13th 1926
AGED 52 YEARS
"At Rest"

Pot Holder
ALSO
ANNIE ELVERINA
WIFE OF ABOVE
SUDDENLY CALLED HOME
APRIL 9th 1939 AGED 64

336.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
CHARLES THOMAS JARRETT WHO DIED 18th MAY 1922 AGED 58 YEARS

South Side
ALSO ESTHER WHO DIED 3rd NOV. 1918 AGED 55 YEARS

JARVIS see HALLUMS

337.   Fallen Headstone (Row 6)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JONATHAN WATSON
JOHNSON
WHO DIED 29th JUNE 1924
AGED 47 YEARS
"Rest, Sweetly Rest"
ALSO WINIFRED MAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th SEPT. 1944
AGED 53 YEARS

338.   Flat Tablet (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LAMB
WHO DIED 27th NOV. 1927 AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO PHOEBE LAMB
WHO DIED 6th AUG. 1932 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OUR BELOVED MOTHER
EDITH REDDINGTON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th AUG. 1969 AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"

339.   Curbs (Row 8)

South Side
HARRIETT LEMON WHO DIED 9th FEB. 1928 AGED 51 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ALBERT LEMON WHO DIED 22nd SEPT. 1935 AGED 63 YEARS

340.   Derelict Curbs (Row 8)

JOHN LONG DIED 17th OCTOBER 1929
AGED 78 YEARS

AMY LONG DIED 29th AUGUST 1930
AGED 77 YEARS

WILLIAM LONG DIED 5th OCTOBER 1939
AGED 56 YEARS

341.   Curbs (Row 11)

FRANCES ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN JAMES LUCHFORD WHO DIED AUGUST 17th 1915 AGED 31 YEARS (one line)

342.   Curbs (Row 8)

South Side
FREDERICK FELIX IZABY MANNEUCH WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST 1917 AGED 54 YEARS

North Side
ALSO LETITIA ELIZA ANN HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED 27th MAY AGED 63 YEARS

343.   Headstone (Row 3)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHRISTINA Mc INTYRE MAUNDER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERIC CHARLES MAUNDER
DIED 17th DECEMBER 1916
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
FREDERIC CHARLES MAUNDER
DIED 20th MAY 1920
AGED 62 YEARS
"Sleep"

344.   Curbs (Row 11)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OLIVE ANNIE MONGER WHO DIED 25th JAN. 1924

345.   Fallen Headstone (Row 9)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA OSBORNE
WHO DIED 28th JULY 1920
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WILLIAM OSBORNE
LATE INSPECTOR OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER POLICE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1937
AGED 90 YEARS
"Reunited"

346.   Headstone (Row 8)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH PENFOLD
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH THE 23rd 1919
AGED 54 YEARS
"Good was his heart, and in friendship sound,
Patient in pain and loved by all around,
His pains are o'er, his griefs for ever done,
A life of everlasting joy, he's now begun"
ALSO HIS WIFE
LYDIA PENFOLD
WHO FELL ASLEEP NOVEMBER 30th 1946
IN HER 82nd YEAR
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns,
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear mother we miss you everywhere"

PHIPP see BOURNE

REDDINGTON see LAMB

347.   Curbs (Row 11)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY RENDLE WHO PASSED OVER 14th FEBRUARY 1923 AGED 77 YEARS

ALSO CHARLES WEST RENDLE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO PASSED OVER 13th MAY 1930 AGED 91 YEARS (one line)

348.   Curbs (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY THOMAS REYNOLDS DIED JULY 18th 1917 AGED 64 YEARS

ALSO ELIZA ANN WIDOW OF THE ABOVE DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1920 AGED 65 YEARS

349.   Pedestal, Rock, Cross and Anchor (Row 7)

East Side
"Love Divine"
IN MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND
ALFRED RICHARDSON
WHO FELL ASLEEP AUG. 30th 1923 AGED 49
"Forever in our thoughts"
ALSO HIS WIFE JULIA ALICE
WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC. 6th 1947 AGED 72 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
ERNEST EDWARD TIMBY
AT REST 6th DEC. 1964
AGED 64 YEARS

North Side
ALSO
IVY EDITH LEAH TIMBY
AT REST 30th MARCH 1967
AGED 66 YEARS

350.   Curbs (Row 6)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS SANKEY WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1920 AGED 58 YEARS

351.   Low Headstone (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
EDWARD SUMMERS
WHO DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1927 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO LEONARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1950 AGED 48 YEARS
"Passed their sufferings,
Passed their pain,
Cease to weep,
For tears are vain
Cast the tumult of thy breast,
Those who suffered are at rest"

TIMBY see RICHARDSON

352.   Low Headstone (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORENCE TUCKER
DIED APRIL 5th 1918 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK TUCKER
DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1937 AGED 75 YEARS
"Until we meet again"

353.   Derelict Curbs (Row 10)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN VAUGHAN WHO DIED 23rd NOVEMBER 1925 AGED 69 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE ALICE JANE VAUGHAN WHO DIED 6th FEBRUARY 1929 AGED 71 YEARS

354.   Pedestal and Celtic Cross (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WEST
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1923
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELLEN MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AUGUST 12th 1924
AGED 82 YEARS
"The souls of the righteous are in
the hand of God"

355.   Pedestal and Cross (Row 1)

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
GEORGE HENRY
WISE
DIED 6th JULY 1923
AGED 63 YEARS
"The gift of God is eternal life"

North Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
LILY WISE
DIED 11th MARCH 1940
AGED 71 YEARS

356.   Curbs (Row 9)

South Side
ELIZABETH ANN WRIGHT WHO DIED DECEMBER 12th 1922 AGED 69 YEARS

North Side
AND ALEXANDER GEORGE WRIGHT WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th 1924 AGED 77 YEARS

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION B

357.   Red Granite Headstone (Row5)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
KATE
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
EDWARD J. ANDERSON
WHO DIED 8th DEC. 1924
AGED 41 YEARS
"She suffered patiently and long,
Her hope was bright, her faith was strong,
The peace of Jesus filled her breast,
And in his arms she sank to rest"

358.   Curbs (Row 8)

South Side
ALICE BAKER DIED 4th FEB. 1921 AGED 48 YEARS

North Side
ALSO MARY ANN FOOKS DIED 14th JULY 1939 AGED 95 YEARS

359.   Derelict Curbs (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WILLIAM HENRY BAKER
DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1914 AGED 45 YEARS

360.   C.W.G.C Headstone (Row 2)

G/16039 PRIVATE
J. E. BARROWS
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
25th FEBRUARY 1919 AGE 43

361.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
ELIZABETH MAY BENNETT WHO DIED DEC. 16th 1921 AGED 66

South Side
EDMUND GEORGE BENNETT WHO DIED MAY 12th 1933 AGED 76

362a.   Curbs (Row 5)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK CHARLES BLACKMAN WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1918 AGED 52 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO ALICE SARAH HIS WIFE REUNITED MAY 25th 1962 AGED 89 YEARS

362b.   Curbs (Row 1)

MY DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND JOSEPH HENRY BLADEN WHO DIED 22nd NOVEMBER 1915 AGED 51 YEARS (one line)

363.   Curbs (Row1)

East Side
HORACE JOHN BROOKER WHO DIED 17th MARCH 1916 AGED 50 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE AMY ELIZABETH WHO DIED DEC. 31st 1928 AGED 63 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

364.   Voluted Headstone (Row 6)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DARLING HUSBAND
HENRY JOHN BURNETT
BATTERY SERGT. MAJOR R.G.A.
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
NEAR CAMBRAI, FRANCE 8th OCT. 1918
AGED 30 YEARS
LAID TO REST AT ANNEUX
"O valiant heart,who to your
Glory came,
Through dust of conflict and
Through battle flame,
Tranquil you lie your knightly
Virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the
Hearts you loved"

365.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (Row 3)

G/ 4930 PRIVATE
W. G. CLIBBON
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
24th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 33
"Where fame and glory lead"

366.   Curbs (Row 7)

South Side
CLARA COOMBER WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1921 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1931 AGED 86 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JANE THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1968 AGED 87 YEARS

367   Pedestals and Cross (Row 2)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELLEN SOPHIA COSSEY
WHO PASSED AWAY 10th JANUARY 1921
IN HIS 55th YEAR
"Good was his heart and in friendship sound,
Patient in pain and loved by all around"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELLEN SOPHIA COSSEY
WHO PASSED AWAY 21st OCTOBER 1934
IN HER 67th YEAR

368.   Curbs (Row 6)

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MAUD CROWHURST WHO DIED JAN. 14th 1925 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO FRED, YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED AUG. 12th 1930 AGED 22 YEARS

369.   Red Granite Curbs (Row 7)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MUM & DAD

North Side
G. G. CURLING       E. CURLING
31.3. 21 AGE 78        8. 2. 36 AGE 92

370.   Small "Book" Tablet and Curbs (Row 6)

North Curb
JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM DAINES DIED NOV. 3rd 1914 AGED 75 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO FREDERICK WILLIAM DAINES DIED AUGUST 14th 1917 AGED 8 YEARS
VIOLET KATHLEEN CHRISTINA SPARKS DIED SEPT. 8th 1917 AGED 16 MONTHS

"Book" Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
MY HUSBAND
ALBERT EDWARD
SPARKS
WHO PASSED AWAY
8th DEC. 1949
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
  HIS BELOVED WIFE OF RUTH
  WHO PASSED AWAY
  21st OCT. 1957
  AGED 75 YEARS
  "Reunited"

372.   Small Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS OLIVER DAVIS
WHO DIED APRIL 11th 1924
AGED 74 YEARS
"To be with Christ which is far better"
ALSO HARRIETT DAVIS
WHO DIED MARCH 21st 1929
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

373.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM THOMAS LEONARD DAVIS PASSED AWAY MAY 8th 1918 AGED 42
"Peace, Perfect Peace" (one line)

South Side
CHARLES JESSE DAY DIED MARCH 3rd 1939 AGED 49 "At Rest"

East Side
ALSO SARAH KATE DAY DIED 5th MARCH 1953 AGED 76

DAY see DAVIS

374.   Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOSEPH ALFRED EKE DIED 21st APRIL 1918 AGED 60
AND HIS WIFE ROSA DIED DEC. 17th 1949 AGED 80

South Side
AND THEIR SON JOSEPH WALTER EKE
KILLED IN ACTION 28th NOV. 1917 AGED 22

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JULIET ROSA EKE
BORN 10-9-1900 DIED 8-12-1992

FOOKS see BAKER

FOSTER see LUCKHURST

375.   Derelict Curbs (Row 8)

STELLA MARY, TWIN DAUGHTER OF C. H. & E. M. FRENCH WHO FELL ASLEEP 21st MARCH 1923 AGED 13 YEARS (one line)
ALSO OF HER TWIN SISTER SYBIL EDITH WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th MAY 1934 AGED 24 YEARS

376.   Red Granite Curbs (Row 5)

West Side
IN MEMORY OF MY LOVING HUSBAND
JOHN GATES
WHO PASSED AWAY 4th JUNE 1925

East Side
AND HIS WIFE
MARTHA CLARA
WHO PASSED AWAY 9th APRIL 1945

377.   Curbs (Row 4)

MY DEAR WIFE CARRY GERMANEY WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1918 AGED 32 YEARS

378.   Fallen Headstone (Row 5)

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD GOOD
WHO DIED 28th OCTOBER 1919
AGED 59 YEARS
"Mizpah"
ALSO EMMA JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1941
AGED 78 YEARS
"Reunited"

379.   Low Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD S. GOODRHAM
WHO DIED 22nd AUG. 1920
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO KATE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1943
AGED 63 YEARS

GORHAM see LUCKHURST

380.   Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
ELIZABETH HAMMOND WHO DIED 29th SEPT. 1918 AGED 77 YEARS

South Side
GEORGE W. SILLETT WHO DIED 22nd SEPT. 1940? AGED 79 YEARS

381.   Large Granite Pedestal and Cross (Row 8)

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET HARKER
WHO DIED JANUARY 21st 1919 AGED 74 YEARS
"Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's crown well won,
Then comes rest"
ALSO
THOMAS HARKER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SUPERINTENDENT OF THIS CEMETERY
FOR 38 YEARS 1881– 1919
WHO DIED MAY 20th 1919 AGED 74 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

North Side
ALSO
GEORGE HENRY
HARKER
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON
WHO WAS DROWNED IN THE
ENGLISH CHANNEL
NOVEMBER 14th 1914
AGED 28 YEARS
"Their cheery ways and smiling faces,
are happy to recall,
They had a friendly word for each,
and died beloved by all"

382.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
MARY ELIZABETH HINDS WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1916 AGED 48 YEARS

South Side
JOSEPH WILLIAM HINDS WHO DIED 23rd JULY 1944 AGED 79 YEARS

383.   Fallen Headstone (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE HOLLANDS
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
10th NOVEMBER 1920
AGED 49 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"

384.   Curbs (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMMA FRANCES HOSMER AT REST 22nd OCT. 1918 AGED 76

385.   Headstone (Row 4) [Missed from part one]

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE HURLOCK
DIED 26th OF OCTOBER 1893
AGED 9 YEARS
STEPHEN HURLOCK
DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1919
AGED 75 YEARS
CHARLOTTE HURLOCK
DIED 21st MARCH 1944
AGED 90 YEARS

386.   Headstone (Row 7)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN LOCKWOOD
KENWORTHY
DIED 19th FEB. 1924
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA KENWORTHY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 18th FEB. 1927
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
ELLEN KENWORTHY
BORN 1st MARCH 1866
DIED 20th AUGUST 1959
"At Rest"

387.   Fallen Headstone and Curbs (Row 7)

Headstone
IN MEMORY OF
MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE WIFE OF
WILLIAM KILLICK
WHO DIED 12th FEB. 1928
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JOHN KILLICK
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1934
AGED 55 YEARS

North Curb
WILLIAM KILLICK DIED 19th DEC. 1925 AGED 80 YEARS

South Curb
AMELIA S. KILLICK, SISTER AGED 84 YEARS, WILLIAM KILLICK, FATHER AGED 92 YEARS

388.   Curbs (Row 7)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARGERY A. KNOTT
DIED 12th OCTOBER 1921 AGED 47 YEARS

389.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (Row 5)

153861 DRIVER
J. LAMBKIN
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
2nd FEBRUARY 1920 AGED 22

390.   Derelict, Fallen Headstone and Curbs (Row 2)

Headstone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH LETLEY
CALLED TO REST 23rd FEBRUARY 1936
AGED 77YEARS
"We loved him well, his memory shall not die,
Hope bids us on, we'll meet him bye and bye"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH HANNAH LETLEY
WHO DIED 17th OCT. 1940 AGED 81 YEARS
"Reunited"

Curb
ALSO ERNEST THEIR SON
DIED 15th APRIL 1920
AGED 27 YEARS

391.   Curbs (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF AMBROSE LETLEY WHO DIED JANUARY 30th 1927 AGED 79 YEARS

392.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 1)

Headstone
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON
JOSEPH HENRY LEWIS
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1932 AGED 31 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Curb
JOSEPH HENRY DIED 1917 AGED 55 AND HARRIET LEWIS DIED 1938 AGED 78

393.   Curbs and Tablet, Large Plot (Row 1)

North Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS WILLIAM LUCKHURST DIED DEC. 17th 1915 AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA LUCKHURST WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 14th 1949 AGED 73 YEARS (one line)

West Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR WIFE AND MOTHER ANNA GORHAM DIED MAY 2nd 1915 AGED 69 YEARS (one line)

South Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FATHER ALFRED GORHAM DIED 26th APRIL 1921 AGED 75? YEARS "At Rest" (one line)

East Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWIN THOMAS FOSTER DIED JUNE 26th 1940 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO ALICE ELLEN FOSTER WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 17th JAN. 1956 AGED 72 YEARS

Tablet
IN MEMORY OF
MARY LUCKHURST
DIED
28th MAY 1985
AGED 82 YEARS

394.   Curbs (Row 3)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RHODA LOVIS MILLS
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1921 AGED 17 YEARS

South Side
ALSO SIDNEY MILLS WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 7th 1940 AGED 58 YEARS

East Side
THE BELOVED HUSBAND
OF MARY MILLS

West Side
AND MARY CAROLINE MILLS
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 9th 1950 AGED 67 YEARS
"Reunited"

395.   "Book" Tablet (Row 5)

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN
ROBERT
MUGGERIDGE
WHO DIED
11th JANUARY 
1925 YEARS
AGED 74
YEARS
ALSO
  OF HIS WIFE
  LOUISE
  WHO DIED
  5th APRIL
  1939
AGED 81
 "United
  in Death"
"At Rest"

396.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MUNDAY
WHO DIED 13th DECEMBER 1915
AGED 73 YEARS
"His end was Peace"
ALSO FANNY MUNDAY
DIED 6th DEC. 1926
AGED 79 YEARS
"At Rest"

397.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FATHER GEORGE PEARSON
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 23rd 1920 AGED 48 YEARS

South Side
AND OUR DEAR MOTHER MINNIE EMILY PEARSON
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 25th 1933 AGED 63 YEARS

398.   Pedestals, Cross gone, and Heart Shaped Tablet (Row 3)

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
VIOLET MAY PEMBLE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st SEPTEMBER 1916
IN HER 21st YEAR
ALSO
STANLEY BEACONSFIELD PEMBLE
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th NOVEMBER 1922
AGED 28 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

North Side
ALSO
GEORGE
THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF
M & L RING
FELL ASLEEP NOV. 1st 1925
AGED 2 YEARS
"He shall gather his lambs"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LENNIE
THE DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF
M & L RING
WHO FELL ASLEEP
AUG. 8th ? 1918
AGED 1 YEAR

RING see PEMBLE

399.   Granite Curbs (Row 7)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MATILDA WIFE OF ALFRED J. J. ROBBINS WHO DIED 30th JULY 1916 AGED 52 YEARS

400.   Curbs (Row 3)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY SOPHIE BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS HENRY ROE BORN 15th FEBRUARY 1860 DIED 7th APRIL 1914 (one line)
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS HENRY ROE WHO DIED 26th AUGUST 1930 AGED 76 YEARS

South Side
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY, ELDEST SON KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE, JULY 1st 1916 AGED 26 YEARS (one line)
ALSO LEONARD ARTHUR ROE BORN 14th MARCH 1893 DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1918, YOUNGEST SON

401.   Flat Tablet (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
POLLY
WHO PASSED AWAY 10th JULY 1919 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN ROGERS
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD
3rd AUGUST 1954 AGED 66 YEARS
DEVOTED WIFE AND LOVING MOTHER
SADLY MISSED
ALSO A DEVOTED HUSBAND AND LOVING FATHER
PERCY ROGERS
FELL ASLEEP IN HIS 90th YEAR 29th MARCH 1969

402.   Fallen Headstone (Row 8)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOUISA
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
FRANK ROSE
WHOM GOD CALLED TO REST
29th NOVEMBER 1924
AGED 72 YEARS
"The Golden Gates were open,
The Saviour's voice said, "Come",
And so life's journey ended,
She reached the Heavenly home"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANK ROSE
WHO PASSED AWAY 4th JUNE 1933
IN HIS 77th YEAR
PTE. STANLEY ROSE M. M.
7th BATT. R.W.KENT RGT.
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN
ACTION IN FRANCE 14th JULY 1918
AGED 29 YEARS

403.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 8)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY
BELOVED WIFE OF
J. E. SHORE
BORN 11th SEPT. 1855
DIED 2nd DEC. 1928
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH EDWARD SHORE
BORN 25th JULY 1858
DIED 25th MARCH 1943

SILLETT see HAMMOND

404.   Flat Tablet (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
FANNY SLATER
DIED 13. 3. 1915 AGED 32 YEARS
AND OF OUR DEAR FATHER
ALBERT E. SLATER
DIED 13. 5. 1955 AGED 73 YEARS
"Together Again"

405.   Red Granite Cruciform Coped (Row 5)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROSETTA ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE THOMAS SMITH
WHO PASSED AWAY 4th SEPT. 1928
"The Strife is O'er, the Battle Won"

North Side
ALSO GEORGE THOMAS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ROSETTA ANN SMITH
WHO PASSED AWAY 13th JAN. 1932
"Re-united"

SPARKS see DAINES

406.   Curbs (Row 6)

South Side
GEORGE HENRY STARK WHO DIED 10th MARCH 1922 AGED 60 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN STARK WHO DIED 26th DECEMBER 1946 AGED 83 YEARS

407.   Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
AUGUSTUS STEWART WHO DIED 26th DEC. 1917 AGED 76 YEARS

South Side
ALSO JANE ISABELLA HIS WIFE WHO DIED 27th MAY 1935 AGED 89 YEARS

408.   Derelict Curbs (Row 8)

South Side
LEONARD GEORGE THE BELOVED SON OF T. & E. STYLES WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 9th 1924 AGED 26 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO EMMA BELOVED WIFE OF T. STYLES WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 31st 1935 AGED 59 YEARS

409.   Very Small Headstone (Row 7)

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS TERRY
DIED 23rd DEC. 1914
AGED 61
ALSO ANNIE
HIS WIFE
DIED 21st JAN. 1935
AGED 82
"At Rest"

410.   Curbs (Row 6)

MARIA WIFE OF F. W. THATCHER DIED 31st MARCH 1920 AGED 64 YEARS

411.   Low Black Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND
PERCY OSWALD THOMAS
ONLY SON OF THE LATE J. H. THOMAS
PEACEFULLY PASSED AWAY 17th AUGUST 1926
AGE 51 "Sleeping"

412.   Curbs (Row 7)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROSE MAY THORNE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 15th MAY 1917 IN HER 13th YEAR

South Side
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE ADA THORNE
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE 11th NOV. 1954 AGED 71 YEARS

413.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
SARAH ANN VALSLER
DIED JANUARY 8th 1922 AGED 58 YEARS

South Side
JOHN HENRY GEORGE VALSLER
DIED JULY 10th 1939 AGED 80 YEARS

414.   Small Headstone and Curbs (Row 6)

North Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND JAMES WADHAMS WHO DIED 10th MARCH 1928 AGED 68 YEARS (one line)

South Curb
ALSO FRED HERBERT WADHAMS WHO DIED 18th DECEMBER 1916 AGED 23 YEARS

415.   Headstone

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JANE ELIZA WADHAMS
WHO DIED 28th NOVEMBER 1946
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO FRANK BAKER WADHAMS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th JANUARY 1975
AGED 69 YEARS

416.   Curbs (Row 8)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE ROSINA WADHAMS WHO DIED MAY 14th 1929 AGED 46 YEARS (one line)

417.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGINA CLARA WALKER DIED 27th JAN. 1923 AGED 38

South Side
CLARA WALKER DIED 21st AUG. 1937 AGED 73

418.   Curbs (Row 3)

WILLIAM WEAIRE WHO DIED OF GRIEF THROUGH LOSING HIS BOYS JAN. 4th 1918 AGED 57 YEARS
ARCH. D. WEAIRE D.S.M. DIED AT BAGDAD MAY 26th 1916 AGED 21 YEARS (PRISONER OF WAR)
ALLEN D. WEAIRE KILLED ON H.M.S. VANGUARD JULY 9th 1917 AGED 20 YEARS

419.   Curbs and Low Headstone(Row 1)

Headstone
PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF

North Curb
GEORGE WELLS DIED OCT. 26th 1916 AGED 38

South Curb
SOPHIE WELLS DIED AUG. 21st 1931 AGED 55

420.   Derelict Curbs (Row 6)

THOMAS WELLS WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1921 AGED 84 YEARS

421.   Headstone (Row 8)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARTHA WELLS
WHO DIED JUNE 30th 1926 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE WELLS
WHO DIED NOV. 21st 1952 AGED 86 YEARS

422.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross (Row 1)

East Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMILY DOROTHY WRIGHT
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
FEBY. 29Th 1916 AGED 25 YEARS
"Until we meet in Heaven"
ALSO OF EMILY FRANCES WRIGHT (MOTHER)
WHO DIED JUNE 23rd 1930
AGED 63 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF
BEATRICE ELLEN
HER SISTER
WHO DIED 8th DEC. 1921
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN HENRY WRIGHT (FATHER)
DIED SEPTEMBER 22nd 1932
AGED 65 YEARS

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Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION C

423.   Fallen Headstone (Row 2)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
STEPHEN ANKCORN
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 1926
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO NORMAN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB. 8th 1887
AGED 1½ YEARS
ALSO EMILY MATILDA
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 31st 2937
AGED 76 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

424.   C.W.G.C. Headstone and Curbs (Row 2)

Headstone
G/10240 PRIVATE
W. A. ASHTON
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
22nd SEPTEMBER 1916

North Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WALTER ARTHUR ASHTON DIED OF WOUNDS SEPT. 22nd 1916 AGED 19 YEARS (one line)

South Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE EMILY ASHTON WHO DIED JAN. 24th 1955 AGED 82 YEARS

East Curb
ALSO ARTHUR ASHTON AT REST 15th SEPT. 1957 AGED 84 YEARS

425.   Red Granite Headstone (Row 4)

IN
SACRED
MEMORY OF
JOSEPH REGINALD BANGHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1918
AGED 36 YEARS

426.   Derelict Curbs (Row 2)

CAROLINE BETTS BELLAMY WHO DIED 3rd JULY 1923 AGED 84 YEARS

427.   Curbs (Row 5)

ELIZABETH BENNETT 4th JAN. 1928 AGED 80 YEARS

428.   Pedestals , Cross and Curbs (Last Row)

TO THE DEAR MEMORY
OF
JOHN BETT
LATE OF HOLBEACH, LINCS.
DIED JULY 18th 1918
AGED 82 YEARS
LUCY ANN BETT
DIED DECEMBER 16th 1928 AGED 90 YEARS

North Curb
ARTHUR BETT 1872-1959 AND HIS WIFE C. M. BETT 1877-1959
ROBERT BETT 1911-1980

South Curb
F. M. BETT 1882-1963 AND HER HUSBAND JOHN BETT 1905-1975
PHILIP BETT 1914-1995 ARTHUR BETT 1903-1995

429.   Derelict Pedestals, Broken Cross (Row 5) [Missed from Part 1]

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES BONNIEWELL
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1909
AGED 62 YEARS

West Side
"For ever with the Lord"
CAROLINE JACKSON, AUNT
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1899 AGED 76 YEARS

BROWN see STEDMAN

430.   "Book" Tablet (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR PARENTS
GEORGE THOMAS
BRYANT
SUSANNAH BRYANT
ALSO OUR
CHARLES JAMES
BRYANT



48 YRS. 2nd MAY 1925
  75 YRS. 3rd MAR. 1950
  BROTHER                   
77 YRS. 8th JAN. 1990

 431.   Fallen Pedestals and Cross (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANNIE ROBINA CARRICK
DIED OCT. 28th 1918
AGED 22 YEARS
"Sleeping"
ALSO OF
PETER JAMES CARRICK
DEARLY LOVED FATHER OF ABOVE
DIED MAY 30th 1910
AGED 40 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
INTERRED AT FELTHAM, SUSSEX

432.   Low Headstone (Row 6)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN PHILIP CHALKLEN
WHO DIED 16th OCT. 1923
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1924
AGED 65 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead ,which die in the Lord"

433.   Derelict Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
LETITIA SARAH CLARK DIED 27th AUG. 1925 AGED 70

South Side
ALSO SAMUEL CLARK HER HUSBAND DIED 15th MAR. 1926 AGED 80

CLEGG see REED

434.   Granite Curbs and "Book" Tablet (Row 1)

South Curb
TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF THOMAS CLIBBON WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1922 AGED 77 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO EMILY ANNIE HIS DEARLY BELOVED WIFE DIED DECEMBER 24th 1925 AGED 75 YEARS

Tablet
ALSO
THEIR 
DAUGHTER 
ETHEL LUCY 
CLIBBON
WHO DIED
FEBRUARY 8th
1951
AGED 69 YEARS
  "At Rest"

 435.   Curbs (Row 5)

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF AMY JEANETT COGGER DIED 8th MAY 1923 AGED 42

North Side
ALSO MARGARET ANNIE COGGER DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1940 AGED 63 YEARS

436.   Low Headstone (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
JAMES COCKLE COLLINS
PASSED AWAY 5th DEC. 1922 AGED 47
AND HANNAH COLLINS
FELL ASLEEP 23rd SEPT. 1964 AGED 84

437.   Curbs (Last Row)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCES COULTER WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1918 AGED 70 YEARS

South Side
ALSO WILLIAM EDWARD COULTER WHO DIED JAN. 20th 1933 AGED 73 YEARS

438.   Curbs (Row 6)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES DAVIE WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1938 AGED 83 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HIS WIFE FRANCES MAUD DAVIE WHO DIED 18th JULY 1923 AGED 62 YEARS

439.   Curbs (Row6)

North Side
CHARLES THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MAUD DAY WHO DIED 11th JAN. 1924 AGED 59 YEARS

440.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 3) [Missed from Part 1]

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN DOVER
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 3rd 1929
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 15th 1939
AGED 86 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO FRED DOVER DIED NOV. 10th 1913 AGED 32 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO HARRY DOVER DIED NOV. 23rd 1899 AGED 17 YEARS

441.   Low Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER
HARRIET EARL
DIED FEB. 10th 1927 AGED 58 YEARS
AND HARRY EARL
DIED NOV. 10th 1936 AGED 70 YEARS

442.   Derelict Curbs (Row 2) [May be connected to BELLAMY?]

ALSO HER HUSBAND HENRY RICHARD ELLMER WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1925 AGED 78 YEARS

443.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (Row 2)

1314 PRIVATE
C. P. FARROW
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
8th FEBRUARY 1917 AGE 21
R.I.P.

444.   Small "Book" Tablet (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY GORHAM
DIED
JANUARY 12th 1920
AGED 78 YEARS
"At Rest"

445.   Curbs (Row 3)

North Side
MY DEAR WIFE THOMASIN STOAKES GOULDEN DIED 18th MAY 1926 AGED 62 YEARS

South Side
ALSO JOSEPH T. GOULDEN DIED 11th FEB. 1944 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM STOAKES GOULDEN DIED 13th MARCH 1949 AGED 54 YEARS

GRINYER see HINDS

HILLS see LEE

446.   Curbs and Small Tablet (Row 2)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORENCE MAY HINDS DIED 15th MARCH 1924 AGED 43 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF JAMES FREDERICK HINDS DIED 14th JUNE 1934 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ERIC JAMES THEIR SON WHO DIED 14th DEC. 1952 AGED 35 YEARS

Tablet
MADGE LUCY
GRINYER
(HINDS)
19.4.1911-13.8.1996
A DEAR MUM AND NAN

447.   Curbs (Row 2)

South Side
EMMA HOLLIDAY DIED 8th MAR. 1925 AGED 74 YEARS

North Side
THOMAS CLARKSON HOLLIDAY DIED 20th JUNE 1928 AGED 76 YEARS

448.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA HOLLOWAY
DIED 2nd AUG. 1926
AGED 60 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ALSO ROBERT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 5th MARCH 1946
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR SON ROBERT THOMAS
DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1959 AGED 65 YEARS

449.   Curbs (Row 1)

North Side
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS HOWARD DIED 19th NOV. 1918 AGED 45 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF ALICE KATE HOWARD DIED 3rd JAN. 1928 AGED 58 YEARS

450.   Headstone (Row 7)

"Safe in Harbour"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY INCE
DIED DECEMBER 17th 1929
AGED 78 YEARS
"His end was Peace"
ALSO MARY INCE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 10th 1940
AGED 90 YEARS
"Peacefully Sleeping"
ALSO OF
CHARLES EDWARD INCE
DIED FEBRUARY 12th 1968
AGED 74 YEARS
"Reunited"

JACKSON see BONNIEWELL

451.   Curbs (Row 5)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY LATTER AT REST 1st FEB. 1946 AGED 71 YEARS
AND FREDERICK WILLIAM HER HUSBAND REUNITED 7th JAN. 1953 AGED 81 YEARS

North Side
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER ETHEL LILIAN AT REST 5th AUG. 1923 AGED 25 YEARS

452.   Headstone (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN DIXON LEE
DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1914
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO FANNY LEE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 16th APRIL 1916
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS LEE, LOST AT SEA
14th NOVEMBER 1897 AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA HILLS
DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1925 AGED 53 YEARS

453.   Derelict Pedestals and Cross (Row3)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN LENEY
WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1918
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO CLARA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1940
AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EUSTACE VERNON LENEY
ONLY BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 2nd 1928
AGED 42 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

454.   Derelict Curbs (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER ELLEN LEY FELL ASLEEP FEB. 14th 1925 AGED 83

455.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR JOHN LING
WHO DIED 6th SEPT. 1924 AGED 38 YEARS

East Side
ALSO HIS GRANDDAUGHTER
BARBARA ROSINA LING
WHO DIED 15th JULY 1944 IN HER 10th YEAR

South Side
ROSINA LING
DIED 19th MAY 1978 AGED 93 YEARS

456.   Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES HENRY PACKHAM WHO DIED 28th APRIL1929 AGED 70 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE ROSE WHO DIED 7th DECEMBER 1947 AGED 81 YEARS

457.   Pedestals, fallen Cross (Row 1)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN PASFIELD
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
GEORGE WALTER AUBREY PASFIELD, R.N.
WHO PASSED AWAY OCT. 21st 1916
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO EMMA ANN PASFIELD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 28th 1937 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ANN PASFIELD
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1947 AGED 79 YEARS

458.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS REED
WHO DIED 27th MAY 1927 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd APRIL 1942 IN HER 88th YEAR
ALSO RONALD A. CLEGG
DIED OF WOUNDS IN NORMANDY
5th AUGUST 1944 AGED 22 YEARS
"Always in our thoughts"

459.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
IN THE DEAR MEMORY OF WILLIAM RICKELLS
DIED JANUARY 15th 1922 AGED 34 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS BROTHER WALTER
DIED NOVEMBER 6th 1934 AGED 44 YEARS

East Side
ALSO JOHN THEIR FATHER
DIED NOVEMBER 4th 1938
IN HIS 88th YEAR

West Side
AND SARAH FANNY THEIR MOTHER
DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1953
AGED 95 YEARS

460.   Pedestals and Cross (Row1)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH MATILDA
BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES WILLIAM SHRUBB
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 1st 1923 AGED 53
"Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES WILLIAM SHRUBB
PASSED AWAY AUGUST 12th 1952 AGED 85 YEARS

461.   Headstone (Row1)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
AMY MABEL
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
WHO DIED 2nd SEPT. 1927
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
DIED 14th NOVEMBER 1966
AGED 84 YEARS
AND
CLARA LUCY SIMMONDS
WHO DIED 12th JUNE 1969
AGED 79 YEARS

462.   Headstone (Row 6)

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE RACHEL
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
HERBERT F. STEDMAN
WHO DIED ON OCT. 8th 1925
AGED 44 YEARS
ELIZA ANN BROWN
HER MOTHER
WHO DIED ON MARCH 19th 1926
AGED 73 YEARS
HERBERT F. STEDMAN
WHO DIED ON 8th DEC. 1977
AGED 100 YEARS
"Reunited"

463.   Voluted Headstone, with Angels and Curbs (Row2)

IN SACRED EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY AMELIA STONHAM
WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE
13th MARCH 1926
AGED 52 YEARS
"Peace I leave with you,
Peace I give unto you"
AND OF
GEORGE THOMAS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE
13th JANUARY 1938
AGED 63 YEARS

North Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE STONHAM BELOVED HUSBAND OF JENNY
WHO PASSED AWAY 4th APRIL 1954 AGED 53 YEARS

464.   Derelict Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
WILLIAM FORRESTER URE DIED FEB. 26th 1924 AGED 43 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF ADA HIS WIFE WHO DIED JAN. 21st 1944 AGED 67 YEARS

465.   Curbs and Tablet (Row 6)

South Curb
ETHEL MAY WARE WHO DIED 12th JUNE 1924 AGED 16 YEARS

North Curb
WILLIAM THOMAS WARE WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1947 AGED 64 YEARS

466.   Tablet

ALICE EMILY WARE
1887 – 1969
LOVING
WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER
NANNA R.I.P.

467.   Headstone (Row 10

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN R. WATERER
DIED 29th DECEMBER 1923
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
ROBINA S. CARRICK
DIED 3rd APRIL 1924
AGED 64 YEARS

468.   Curbs (Row 1)

North Side
WILLIAM JOHN WATERS WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 23rd 1936 AGED 87

South Side
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE PHOEBE WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 17th 1922 AGED 71

469.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES EDWARD WHYMAN CALLED HOME 8th AUG. 1924 AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO HIS BROTHER PERCY JOSEPH AT REST 11th APRIL 1925 AGED 21 YEARS

South Side
ALSO THEIR FATHER ALFRED JAMES THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF EDITH ALMA WHYMAN DIED OCT. 31st 1936 AGED 60 YEARS (one line)
ALSO EDITH ALMA WHYMAN WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1955 AGED 82 YEARS

470.   Low Headstone (Row2)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
BERTIE WICKER
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST
17th FEBRUARY 1923 AGED 17 YEARS

471.   Pedestal and Fallen Cross (Row 1)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HORACE J. WOOLCOCK
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th OCT. 1920
AGED 30 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

472.   Pedestals and Cross (Row3)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PATTIE
BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR CHARLES YOUNG
WHO DIED JANUARY 14th 1929
AGED 76
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR CHARLES YOUNG
DIED JANUARY 29th 1941 AGED 83 YEARS

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Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION D

ALEXANDER see HANSTED

ANDERSON see SUMMERS

BAKER see HENNIKER

473.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 5) [Missed from Part 1]

East Curb
HENRY CHATFIELD
DIED OCT. 14th 1912 AGED 83

Headstone
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AGNES
BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS STARTUP
DIED JAN. 11th 1931
AGED 62
"Anchored in Christ's Haven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS STARTUP
DIED FEB. 10th 1942
AGED 77
"Moored Together"

474.   Curbs (Row 2)

ALSO OF HIS WIFE EMMA MARIA COLLISS WHO DIED 2nd AUGUST 1926 IN HER 74th YEAR

CREICHTON see WATERMAN

475.   Headstone (Row 3)

"At Rest"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE MAUD DAVIS
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON THE 2nd JANUARY 1929
AGED 46 YEARS
"Jesus, Jesus, safe in the arms of Jesus"
ALSO HARRY JOHNSON DAVIS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th DEC. 1947
AGED 64 YEARS
"Amen"

476.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WALTER HENRY EVEREST, LATE R.N.
DIED 5th MARCH 1919
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO JACK EVEREST
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 8th MARCH 1919
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO LILY MAY EVEREST
DIED 14th AUGUST 1923
AGED 16 YEARS
"At Rest"

477.   Curbs (Row 6)

South Side
ALICE ELIZA HALL WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th JANUARY 1917 AGED 57 YEARS

North Side
EDWARD HALL HER HUSBAND WHO FELL ASLEEP 21st MARCH 1922 AGED 66 YEARS

478.   Curbs (Row 1)

North Side
GEORGE HERMAN HANSTED
WHO FELL ASLEEP 11th FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 71 YEARS

South Side
IN MEMORY OF ALICE E. ALEXANDER DIED 14th JAN. 1949 AGED 65 YEARS

479.   Low Granite Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEAR MOTHER
RUTH HENNIKER
APRIL 27th 1871 – MAY 2nd 1915
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEVOTED WIFE
RUTH F. M. BAKER
MAY 1st 1892 – OCTOBER 25th 1959

480.   Fallen Headstone (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NELLIE MAUD
THE BELOVED AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF
H. A. AND E. C. LETLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP 5th JUNE 1920
AGED 15 YEARS
"Until the day break"
ALSO ELLEN CATHERINE
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE AND LOVING WIFE OF
H. A. LETLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JAN. 1951
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY AMBROSE LETLEY
WHO DIED 2nd DEC. 1957 AGED 80 YEARS "Reunited"

481.   Curbs (Row 7)

North Side
JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY THOMAS LETLEY WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1916 AGED 60 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HENRY THOMAS LETLEY WHO DIED JULY 9th 1940 AGED 88 YEARS

482.   Red Granite Pedestals and Cross, Large Plot (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE
MATILDA SHARP
WHO FELL ASLEEP 7th MAY 1923
AGED 72 YEARS
AND OF WILLIAM HER BELOVED HUSBAND
WHO PASSED OVER 11th SEPTEMBER 1936
AGED 84 YEARS
"And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which we have loved so much and lost awhile"

483.   Low Headstone (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN TOKER NUTT STACEY
WHO DIED 18th JUNE 1960
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JULY 1925
ALSO FLORENCE AMELIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1951
"Rest in Peace"

484.   Derelict Pedestals and Cross (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EVAN STAPLES
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ELSIE STAPLES
DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1921
AGED 55 YEARS
[        ]
ALSO ELSIE HELENA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 18th 1952 AGED 87 YEARS

STARTUP see CHATFIELD

485.   Curbs (Row 5)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WATERMAN AT REST 29th JUNE 1917 AGED 62 YEARS
AND SARAH ELIZABETH HIS WIFE 21st FEB. 1924 AGED 73 YEARS

North Side
AND THEIR DAUGHTER NELLIE E. CREICHTON
7th MARCH 1947 AGED 57 YEARS

 

SECTION E

486.   Low Headstone (Row 1)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR ALFRED
THE DEVOTED HUSBAND OF
ETHEL BENNETT
WHO DIED 26th AUGUST 1928
AGED 26 YEARS
"Until we meet again"

487.   "Book" Tablet, Tablet and Pot Holder (Row 2)

IN
LOVING MEMORY 
OF
EMILY HANNAH
HATCHER
AT REST
29th JULY 1928
AGED 50 YEARS

ALSO
  WILLIAM ALFRED
  HATCHER
  AT REST
  18th FEBRUARY 1954
  AGED 75 YEARS

Tablet
E. R. (JOE) HATCHER
1916 – 1996

Pot Holder
CHARLES
HENRY
HATCHER
1914 – 1997

488.   Curbs (Row 11)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HAROLD ERNEST MEDHURST WHO DIED DEC. 20th 1929 AGED 30 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE DORIS CHARLOTTE GLENISTER MEDHURST WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1934 AGED 32 YEARS (one line)

489.   Curbs (Row 6)

North Side
WILLIAM JOHN TUCKER WHO PASSED AWAY 22nd APRIL 1920 AGED 71

South Side
ALSO MARY ANN TUCKER WHO PASSED AWAY 24th DECEMBER 1953 AGED 88 YEARS

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Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION H, J and K

490.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY R. AUSTIN
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1925
AGED 94 YEARS
ALSO
SELINA LOUISA AUSTIN
WHO DIED 26th FEB. 1937
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HERBERT WILLIAM
HUSBAND OF SELINA
WHO DIED 23rd NOV. 1952
AGED 88 YEARS

491.   Red Granite Coped (Row 2)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE BATCHELOR
WHO PASSED AWAY 12th NOVEMBER 1926
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE BATCHELOR
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th AUGUST 1930
AGED 89 YEARS
"Weep not dear friends, but be content,
For I to you was only lent,
The Lord has only had his due,
And quickly he may call for you"

South Side
ALSO MARY WIFE OF ALBERT BATCHELOR
WHO PASSED AWAY 18th AUGUST 1947
AGED 79 YEARS
ALBERT BATCHELOR
PASSED ON 15th JANUARY 1960
AGED 90
PIONEER AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTOR AND AVIATOR
REMEMBERING ARTHUR BATCHELOR, O.B.E., SEPTEMBER 1952 AND MARGARET HIS WIFE SEPTEMBER 1953 (one line)

492.   Curbs (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROSALIE BISHOP WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 1929 AGED 24 YEARS

BRIDGES see HAWKINS

493.   Pedestal with Kneeling Child (Row 5)

IN MEMORY OF
PHYLLIS
CHRISTINA MARY
DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF
H. & F. BROWN
DIED 7th FEB. 1928
AGED 6 YEARS & 10 MTHS.
"Sleeping, Gently Sleeping"

494.   Curbs (Row 40

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY JOHN BURGOYNE WHO DIED 18th OCT. 1928 AGED 67 YEARS

495.   Low Headstone (Row 8)

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
ALICE THE BELOVED WIFE OF EDMUND CARR
DIED NOV. 27th 1929 AGED 64 YEARS
"A Devoted and Loving Wife and Mother"

496.   Headstone (Row 3)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD WILLIAM CARTER
SON OF THE LATE
WILLIAM AND SARAH CARTER
WHO DIED ON THE 31st MARCH 1922
AGED 29 YEARS
"Nearer my God to thee"

497.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
LIZZIE BELOVED WIFE OF EDWARD CHAMBERS
WHO DIED 9th JANUARY 1922
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD CHAMBERS
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1932
AGED 67 YEARS

498.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
WILLIAM THOMAS CLARE WHO DIED 13th SEPT. 1928 AGED 53 YEARS

South Side
ALSO SUSANNAH SARAH CLARE WHO DIED 23rd NOV. 1945 AGED 73 YEARS

West Side
MARGARET JANE JARRETT
19th DECEMBER 1950
AGED 81 YEARS

499.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 3)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
PHOEBE ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED COWELL
WHO DIED 14th OCT. 1926
AGED 69 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED COWELL
WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1927
AGED 83 YEARS

500.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BEATRICE CULLEN DIED 14th FEB. 1927 AGED 38

South Side
ALSO JAMES MARLEY CULLEN DIED 18th APRIL 1935 AGED 67

West Side
FREDERICK GEORGE CULLEN
DIED 24th OCT. 1943 AGED 53

East Side
DOROTHY EMILY CULLEN
DIED 4th JULY 1948 AGED 48

501.   Granite "Rock" Pedestal and Cross (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED JAMES CURLING J.P.
16th FEBRUARY 1857 - 2nd FEBRUARY 1919
"We thank God for every
Remembrance of you"
ALSO EMILY CURLING
WHO DIED 23rd FEB. 1953
AGED 93 YEARS

502.   Curbs (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN H. DAMON WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1929 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO SARAH DAMON WHO DIED 26th JULY 1928 AGED 78 YEARS

503.   Headstone (Row 2)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH MARIA DAVID
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JAN. 17th 1915
AGED 67 YEARS

DAY see STEWART

504.   Curbs (Row 3)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN EARLE WHO DIED 25th JANUARY 1917 AGED 74 YEARS

North Side
ALSO WILLIAM JACOB EARLE WHO DIED 27th FEBRUARY 1919 AGED 78 YEARS

505.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
FREDERICK FAWCETT
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JULY 1926
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ELIZABETH LYDIA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th JULY 1933
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

506.   Curbs (Row 4)

South Side
HENRY FIELDER DIED 16th MAY 1915 AGED 74 YEARS

North Side
EMMA MARY FIELDER DIED 27th MARCH 1920 AGED 77 YEARS

507.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARTHA EMMA
(MARCIE)
WIFE O FREDERICK WILLIAM FLUX
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
WHILST SERVING WITH THE W. F. CORPS
JANUARY 6th 1918
AGED 50 YEARS
"A Strong, True and Loving Friend"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FREDERICK WILLIAM FLUX
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 24th 1929
AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

508.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LEONARD EDWIN GOLSBY
THE DEVOTED HUSBAND OF
DORIS ELIZABETH GOLSBY
WHO DIED JANUARY 17th 1928
AGED 22 YEARS
"Quietly and quickly came the call,
His sudden death surprised us all,
It is only those who have lost can tell,
The loss of a dear one without farewell"

509.   Granite Pedestals, Fallen Cross (Row 4)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES FRASER GRADY, R.A.F.
WHO PASSED INTO LIFE ETERNAL ON
JULY 19th 1918
AGED 38 YEARS
"The path of duty is the way to Glory"
ALSO HIS DEVOTED WIFE
AMELIA MARY
CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE JULY 18th 1954
AGED 74 YEARS "Alleluia"

510.   Curbs (Row 5)

South Side
IN MEMORY OF ALBERT VICTOR GREEN WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1928 AGED 33 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ETHEL WILHELMINA HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1963 AGED 67 YEARS

511.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELEANOR MARY HALLS
WHO PASSED AWAY 19th FEBRUARY 1926
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO HER BELOVED HUSBAND GEORGE
WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd JANUARY 1949
AGED 64 YEARS
"Together"

512.   Curbs (Row 3)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY HARTLEY WHO DIED 24th NOVEMBER 1914 AGED 49 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO JAMES F. HARTLEY (NEPHEW) WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1933 AGED 19 YEARS

513.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 3)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FANNY SUSAN HARWOOD
WHO DIED 15th NOVEMBER 1924
AGED 84 YEARS
R.I.P.

514.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 4)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR DAUGHTER
IVY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM G. HAWKINS
WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC. 4th 1926
AGED 22 YEARS
"Dearly Loved"

ALSO ALBERT G. BRIDGES
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN. 18th 1933
AGED 60 YEARS
"Until we meet again"

North Curb
ALSO FRANCES MARY SOPHIA BRIDGES WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1950 AGED 75 YEARS

515.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 4)

IN MEMORY OF
KATE AMELIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JESSE JOHN HAWKINS
WHO DIED 18th OF MARCH 1926 AGED 39 YEARS
"At Rest"
"Until the dawn break and the shadows flee away"
ALSO JESSE JOHN PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
3rd APRIL 1959 AGED 77 YEARS "Reunited"

North Curb
JOHN GILBERT HAWKINS DIED 23rd FEB. 1942 AGED 30 YEARS
"Always True"

516.   Headstone (Row 3)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HANNAH LAW HITCH
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
JOHN SAXBY HITCH
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON JANUARY 17th 1918
AGED 80 YEARS
"Jesu Bless"
ALSO
EMILY MARIA HITCH
WHO PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 19th 1939
IN HER 83rd YEAR

517.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
IN MEMORY OF ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE HOAR
WHO DIED FEB. 12th 1928 AGED 79 YEARS

South Side
GEORGE HOAR
DIED AUGUST 25th 1934 AGED 86 YEARS

JARRETT see CLARE

518.   Small Headstone (Row 8)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM EDWARD JUDGES
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1927
AGED 32 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EMMA ANNIE JUDGES
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1950
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH BENJAMIN JUDGES
REUNITED 9th DEC. 1952
AGED 87 YEARS

519.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 2)

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES GEORGE
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE F. LINK
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUARY 16th 1916 AGED 51 YEARS
"A sudden change, at God's command he fell,
He had no time to bid his friends farewell,
Affliction came without warning given,
And bid him haste to meet his God in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANNIE FRANCES LINK
CALLED TO REST JANUARY 24th 1944
AGED 75 YEARS

520.   Small Voluted Headstone (Row 5)

HERBERT G. MARTYN
BORN 1st AUG. 1873
DIED 11th APRIL 1929
"At Rest"

521.   Headstone (Row 3)

"Resting"
IN MEMORY OF
A LOVING MOTHER
LIZZIE MATILDA
MATTHEWS
1876 – 1922

522.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
JAMES MILLS DIED 23rd JUNE 1922 AGED 73 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF ADELA HELEN HIS WIFE DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1936 AGED 87 YEARS

523.   Headstone (Row 4)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMILY NIXON
WHO DIED 3rd JULY 1926
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1927
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO EMILY FLORENCE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th JULY 1928
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO EMILY WIFE OF ALBERT
WHO DIED 21st JAN. 1949 AGED 77 YEARS

NORDBYE see WATERFIELD

524.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF W. & F. NORRIS
WHO FELL ASLEEP 6th APRIL 1928
AGED 7 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"

OSBORNE see RELF

525.   Fallen Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER
FRANCES PATERNOSTER
WHO DIED 28th JAN. 1927
AGED 64 YEARS
JACOB PATERNOSTER
WHO DIED 25th NOV. 1934
AGED 85 YEARS
"Re-united"
ERECTED BY THEIR DAUGHTERS

526.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LILY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR WILLIAM PAYNE
WHO DIED 11th NOVEMBER 1926
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR WILLIAM PAYNE
WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1938
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO HILDA MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1925
AGED 3½ YEARS

North Curb
ALSO OF MY BELOVED HUSBAND HARRY ARTHUR SON OF THE ABOVE WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION 25th APRIL 1940 AGED 31 YEARS (one line)

South Curb
ALSO OF MY BELOVED HUSBAND JOHN WILLIAM PAYNE WHO PASSED AWAY 31st MARCH 1973 AGED 59 YRS. (one line)

527.   Headstone (Row 4)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
HANNAH PEMBLE
WHO PASSED AWAY 13th FEB. 1925
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
HANNAH PEMBLE
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th DEC. 1926
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION 9th OCT. 1918
AGED 18 YEARS
"Until the day break and the shadows
flee away"

528.   Curbs and Small Voluted Tablet (Row 5)

VICTOR PLAW DIED WHIT MONDAY 1929 AGED 22 YEARS

Tablet
FROM HIS PALS
OF THE
GODALMING Y.M.C.A.

529.   Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE PHILIP POLLARD
DIED DECEMBER 27th 1924
AGED 72 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO CAROLINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 26th 1945
AGED 94 YEARS
"Reunited"

530.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
SIDNEY THOMAS RELF ACCIDENTALLY KILLED 24th MAY 1929 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO SARAH RELF GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 10th MAY 1930 AGED 85 YEARS

South Side
ALSO CHARLES EDWARD OSBORNE FELL ASLEEP 20th NOVEMBER 1944 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO EDITH HIS BELOVED WIFE REUNITED 19th DECEMBER 1958 AGED 76 YEARS

531.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
ALFRED RICH WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1929 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO CLARA RICH WHO DIED 21st JAN. 1945 AGED 82 YEARS

South Side
ALSO CLARA EDITH RICH WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1938 AGED 42 YEARS

532.   Fallen Headstone (Row 50

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JAMES RICHARDS
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 8th 1929
"Peacefully Resting"
ALSO MARY CAMELIA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP NOVEMBER 4th 1941
AGED 77

533.   Headstone (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES SARAH RICHARDS
WHO FELL ASLEEP EASTER DAY 1926
AGED 65 YEARS
"Till the Resurrection Morning"
ALSO
JOSEPH WILLIAM RICHARDS
BORN 25th JUNE 1898
DIED 30th DECEMBER 1967
ALSO
DAISY WINIFRED
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
1901 – 1981

534.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ESTHER RIPLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY OCT. 8th 1928
AGED 66 YEARS
"Farewell dear wife and children, my life is past,
I dearly loved you to the last.
Weep not for me, or sorrow take,
But love each other for my sake"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ESTHER RIPLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 28th 1940
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ESTHER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF THOMAS WALTER WARRELL
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
DEC. 12th 1951 AGED 44 YEARS

535.   Headstone (Row 5)

IN DEAREST REMEMBRANCE OF
"POP"
JOHN ALFRED ROBERTS
WHO DIED 7th 1941 AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO GERTRUDE JESSIE ROBERTS
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 18th OCTOBER 1939 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED JOHN ROBERTS
THEIR SON
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1929 AGED 19 YEARS
"God saw when their footsteps faltered,
When the pathway had grown too steep,
So he slowly closed their eyelids,
And gave our loved ones sleep"

536.   Headstone [on side] (Row 4)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM FREDERICK SAWYER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 24th AUGUST 1926
AGED 55 YEARS
"God's finger touched him and he slept"

537.   Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
HAROLD EDWARD ULRIC SEARS WHO DIED 26th DEC. 1926 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO KATE ETHEL WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 16th NOV. 1954 AGED 77 YEARS

South Side
ALSO MOLLY JOAN SEARS WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1951 AGED 39 YEARS

538.   "Boulder" (Row 3)

TO
THE DEAR MEMORY OF
GERALD ERNEST SMITH
CALLED TO FULLER LIFE ON
JUNE 16th 1917 IN HIS 18th YEAR
[     ]

539.   Headstone (Row 4)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
ALICE SMITH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WALTER SMITH
BORN MARCH 30th 1858 DIED JULY 11th 1941
ALSO OF HIS MOTHER
CAROLINE FRITH
BORN DEC. 25th 1833 DIED MARCH 7th 1922
ALSO WALTER SMITH
BORN JULY 31st 1858 DIED NOV. 14th 1944

540.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN ALFRED SMITHERMAN WHO DIED JULY 17th 1929 AGED 24 YEARS "Loved by all who knew him" (one line)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SYDNEY THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF EVA SMITHERMAN
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS AT EL ALAMEIN IN EGYPT ON OCT. 27th 1942 AGED 31 YEARS

East Side
ALSO THEIR FATHER
JOHN HENRY SMITHERMAN
AT REST 24th OCT. 1956 AGED 77 YEARS

541.   Curbs and Pot Holders (Row 5)

South Side
ARTHUR JAMES STEWART DIED 25th SEPT. 1929 AGED 56 YEARS

North Side
ALSO LOUISA ANN HIS WIFE DIED 14th NOV. 1939 AGED 61 YEARS

Pot Holders

ALMA
LOUISA
JANE
DAY
1917-1934
EDWARD
  STEWART
  1917-1984

542.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 4)

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH J. TAYLOR
BORN 12th JULY 1860
DIED 30th MAY 1920
ALSO CHARLES FREDERICK TAYLOR
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
BORN 13th OCTOBER 1859
DIED 15th JULY 1944

South Side
ALSO
THEIR ELDER
SON
CHARLES JOHN BELL TAYLOR
BORN 24th JANUARY 1882
DIED 23rd MARCH 1932

543.   Fallen Headstone (Row 2)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD CLIFFORD TURNER
DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1921
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 9th JULY 1930
AGED 69 YEARS
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
ANNIE GERTRUDE BETTS
DIED 7th APRIL 1952 AGED 67 YEARS

544.   Curbs (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR MOTHER ANN USHERWOOD WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1927 IN HER 78th YEAR (one line)

543.   Curbs (Row 5)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET MYRTLE VANT WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th OCTOBER 1928 AGED 13 YEARS

544.     Curbs (Row 4)

North Side
ANTHONY WALE WHO DIED 25dec. 1928 AGED 34 YEARS

South Side
ALSO LEONARD ANTHONY WALE WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1939 AGED 10 YEARS

WARRELL see RIPLEY

545.   New Headstone (Row 4)

CHARLES JOHN WATERFIELD
28th OCTOBER 1927 AGED 78
MARTHA WATERFIELD
26th DECEMBER 1930 AGED 78
FLORENCE ALLBRIGHT NORDBYE
7th JUNE 1961 AGED 83
THORVALD SIGVART NORDBYE
5th OCTOBER 1961 AGED 85
HENRY OLAF NORDBYE
4th JULY 1999 AGED 88

546.   Headstone (Row5)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HERBERT W. WATERHOUSE
WHO DIED 17th MARCH 1929
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE F. WATERHOUSE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1932
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE FANNY WATERHOUSE
WHO DIED 24th MAY 1941
AGED 79 YEARS

547.   Granite Pedestals, Fallen Cross (Row 2)

West Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WEST
BORN JANUARY 25th 1840
DIED APRIL 29th 1917
MARY WEST
BORN JUNE 2nd 1841 DIED OCT. 24th 1928
"Re-united"

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNIE GEORGINA WEST
BORN MARCH 27th 1883
DIED OCTOBER 1st 1930

548.   Curbs (Row 4)

CATHERINE PILLOW WILSON
DIED 11th MAY 1925
AGED 87 YEARS

549.   Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
SIDNEY WISE WHO PASSED AWAY 20th NOV. 1921 AGED 36 YEARS

South Side
REUNITED WITH HIS LOVING WIFE EDITH WHO DIED 16th MARCH 1953 AGED 67 YEARS

550.   Curbs (Row 2)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN STEPHEN WOOD
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1925 AGED 63 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE SOPHIA AMELIA WHO DIED DECEMBER 12th 1935 AGED 77 YEARS

West Side
ALSO HELENA ELIZABETH WOOD
AT REST 7th OCT. 1957 AGED 67 YEARS

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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 2 - 1914 to 1929

SECTION L

551.   Curbs (Row 9)

HENRY JAMES ARTHRELL DIED JUNE 12th 1928 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH CLARKE WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED AUGUST 10th 1922 AGED 74 YEARS

552.   Headstone, Large Plot (Row 8)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH GWENDOLINE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE BAKER
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1915
AGED 26 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM H. POLLARD
WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1922
AGED 60 YEARS
"Safe in the "Homeland" "
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY POLLARD
HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1932
AGED 71 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO
EDITH WIFE OF THE ABOVE W. H. POLLARD
WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1939
AGED 67 YEARS

553.   Curbs (Row 7)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH BEAN DIED NOV. 12th 1925

North Side
AND JOHN BEAN HER HUSBAND DIED AUG. 8th 1934 "Rest in Peace"

BOARD see COX

554.   Curbs (Row 9)

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CATHERINE ADELAIDE BOAST
WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1924 AGED 25 YEARS

South Side
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROBERT BOAST WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1927 AGED 57 YEARS

East Side
ALSO ANNIE MARY BOAST
AT REST 27th MARCH 1957
AGED 82 YEARS

555.   Headstone and Curbs (Row 5)

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE BOURNE
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1927
IN HIS 67th YEAR
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANNIE BOURNE
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1930
AGED 71 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"

North Curb
ALSO WINIFRED MAY BOURNE WHO DIED 3rd MAY 1973 AGED 80 YEARS

556.   Fallen Headstone and "Shield" Tablet (Row 6)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER
JOHN CHARLES BOURNE
WHO DIED OCT. 9th 1921 AGED 56 YEARS
EMILY FANNY BOURNE
WHO DIED DEC. 25th 1921 AGED 63 YEARS
"In Death not Divided"

Tablet
IN
SWEETEST MEMORY OF
"HAZEL"
THE DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
E. & A. PIDDLESDEN
DIED SEP. 14th 1925
AGED 6 MONTHS
GRAND-CHILD OF
J. C. & E. F. BOURNE

557.   Curbs (Row 8)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS COLLINGS DIED AUG. 1st 1920 AGED 69

South Side
AND OF ROSA ANN COLLINGS HIS WIFE DIED AUG. 19th 1915 AGED 57

558.   Headstone, Pedestal and Urn (Row 9)

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM COX
DIED 17th MARCH 1924 AGED 73
ALSO HARRY COX
KILLED IN ACTION 22nd MARCH 1916
AGED 28
ALSO GEORGE HERBERT COX
D.C.M, M.M.
KILLED IN ACTION 28th OCT. 1917 AGED 21
"Jesu Mercy"
AND ALICE COX
DIED 16th 1937 AGED 76 YEARS

Pedestal and Urn
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
CONSTANCE BOARD
DAUGHTER OF W. & A. COX
PASSED AWAY 6th AUGUST 1927
AGED 38 YEARS
"At Rest"

559.   Curbs (Row 9)

South Side
ELIZABETH EARL WHO DIED 23rd FEB. 1923 AGED 64 YEARS

North Side
ALSO GEORGE EARL WHO DIED 28th DEC. 1939 AGED 82 YEARS

560.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross (In Front of Chapel)

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JENNIE EDWARD
WIFE OF
JOHN EDWARD
DIED 14th MARCH 1919
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN EDWARD
DIED 18th OCTOBER 1933
AGED 89 YEARS

North Side
IAN EDWARD HURLEY
GRANDSON
CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE
19th DEC. 1941
AGED 31 YEARS

561.   Headstone (In Front of Chapel)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE
THE MUCH LOVED WIFE OF
JAMES ELVY J.P.
OF STROOD
WHO DIED JULY 13th 1915
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES ELVY J.P.
WHO DIED JULY 27th 1935
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ETHEL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th JULY 1966
AGED 81 YEARS

562.   Derelict Curbs (Row 5)

North Side
MARY EVENDEN DIED JULY 2nd 1918 "Whom the Lord chaseneth most he loveth best"

South Side
ALSO HEPHIZIBAH EVENDEN DIED 21st DECEMBER 1924 AGED 73 YEARS

563.   Curbs (Row 7)

SARAH HELEN FINER SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE THOMAS AND SARAH FINER WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 10th 1916 AGED 52 YEARS (one line)

564.   Curb (Row 8)

North Side
HENRY FORD WHO DIED 27th DEC. 1915 AGED 54 YEARS

South Side
ALSO FANNY FORD WHO DIED 8th JULY 1946 AGED 84 YEARS

565.   Curbs (Row 7)

North Side
GEORGE HEMMING
PASSED AWAY 29th SEPT. 1918 AGED 60

South Side
MARY JANE HEMMING
PASSED AWAY 5th MAY 1942 AGED 79 YEARS "Reunited"

566.   Fallen Headstone (Row 10)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY HOLLANDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 27th 1925
AGED 47 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY HOLLANDS
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
AUGUST 24th 1933
AGED 58 YEARS
"With Christ"

HURLEY see EDWARD

567.   Curbs (Row 9)

WILLIAM KENT DIED AUGUST 26th 1921 AGED 89 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED JULY 15th 1922 AGED 89 YEARS

568.   Headstone (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SOPHIA ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED KIMMINS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST OCTOBER 28th 1919
AGED 69 YEARS
"Sweet Rest in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED KIMMINS
WHO DIED JAN. 1st 1925
AGED 78 YEARS
"In Peace"

569.   Headstone (Row 8)

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN MATSON
WHO FELL ASLEEP 16th JANY. 1926
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO HENRY MATSON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th DECR. 1926
IN HIS 90th YEAR

570.   Curbs (Row 9)

HERBERT ALDGATE MERRY (LATE OF HOLBEACH, LINCS.) PASSED AWAY APRIL 27th 1918

571.   Low Headstone (Row 4)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BERT
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE PALMER
& ONLY SON OF THE LATE
EDWARD & ELEANOR PALMER
DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1918
AGED 35 YEARS

572.   Curbs (Row 10)

RICHARD FOREMAN PETTMAN FELL ASLEEP 23rd DECEMBER 1927

PIDDLESDEN see BOURNE

POLLARD see BAKER

573.   Curbs, Large Plot (Row 11)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN POUND WHO DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1928 AGED 71 YEARS "Sweet Rest at Last" (one line)

West Side
ALSO ALBERT POUND HER HUSBAND WHO DIED 25th JAN. 1940 AGED 85 YEARS

South Side
ALSO FLORENCE ADA THEIR DAUGHTER PASSED TO HIGHER SERVICE 14th DECEMBER 1959 AGED 75 YEARS "Lovingly Remembered" (one line)

574.   Headstone, Large Plot (Row 4)

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
ANNIE HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN TODD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1924
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN TODD J.P.
WHO PASSED AWAY
SEPTEMBER 1st 1941
AGED 80 YEARS

575.   Curbs (Row 9)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RUTH WIFE OF ARTHUR J. J. TRANAH
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1926 AGED 68 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF ARTHUR JOHN J. TRANAH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1931 AGED 75 YEARS

576.   Headstone (In Front of Chapel)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMMA BUTCHER WILES
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
1st APRIL 1925 AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
EMMA BUTCHER WILES
WHO FELL ASLEEP 2nd JANUARY 1931
IN HER 93rd YEAR

577.   Red Granite Coped (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST WILKS
WHO DIED 10th NOV. 1920 AGED 40 YEARS
AND ADA NAYLOR WILKS
REUNITED 24th MARCH 1964 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO JOHN NAYLOR WILKS
WHO DIED 3rd OCT. 1957 AGED 38 YEARS

 

SECTION N

578.   Curbs (Row 1)

South Side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF BETSEY BAKER WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd DECEMBER 1917 AGED 65 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO THOMAS BAKER WHO FELL ASLEEP 15th MARCH 1949 AGED 95 YEARS

579.   Curbs (Row 17)

South Side
MY DEAR WIFE EMMA MARY BATTY WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE 27th AUGUST 1920 AGED 79 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HER HUSBAND THOMAS BATTY WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE 19th FEB. 1941 AGED 98 YEARS "In God's Keeping" (one line)

580.   Fallen Headstone (Row 12)

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LILY BEATRUP
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
ELIJAH AND SARAH ANN BENTLEY
WHO DIED DEC. 9th 1927
AGED 45 YEARS
"For ever with the Lord"

581.   Granite Pedestals and Cross (Row 15)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND
FRANK THOMAS BURNEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
2nd JUNE 1918
AGED 29 YEARS
"Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord"

582.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DANIEL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EDITH MARY CHALKLEN
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 22nd 1925
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ABRAHAM PARR
AND EDITH MARY PARR

CONNOLLY see GRAHAM

583.   Derelict Curbs (Row 11)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST DAVIES DIED JAN. 29th 1914 AGED 39

North Side
AND HIS WIFE MARY ELIZA DAVIES DIED OCT. 13th 1952 AGED 79

584.   Derelict Curbs (Row 9)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN DAVIES DIED 23rd JUNE 1915 AGED 70 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE JANE DAVIES WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th JAN. 1923 AGED 74 YEARS

West Side
AND DORIS DAVIES DIED 20th OCTOBER 1951 AGED 49 YEARS

585.   Curbs (Row 8)

South Side
FRANK SCRAFTON ONLY SON OF HENRY G. AND ANN DAVIES WHO PASSED AWAY 4th SEPTEMBER 1924 AGED 26 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO ANN DAVIES WHO PASSED AWAY 2nd OCTOBER 1939 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF HENRY G. DAVIES WHO PASSED AWAY 5th MARCH 1941 AGED 75 YEARS

586.   Curbs (Row 16)

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY RICHARD DOVE WHO DIED 10th FEBRUARY 1919 AGED 55 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF ELIZABETH DOVE HIS WIFE WHO DIED 15th OCTOBER 1937 AGED 71 YEARS

587.   Fallen Headstone (Row 18)

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DORIS EMILY EDMONDSON
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1924
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO HARRY EDMONDSON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th FEB. 1927
AGED 29 YEARS
"At Rest"

588.   Granite Pedestals, Fallen Cross (Row 1)

ALBIN FEHRENBACH
BORN 18th JUNE 1865
DIED 24th SEPT. 1927
"Requiscat in Pace"
MARIE ELIZABETH FEHRENBACH
BORN 30th MARCH 1872
DIED 8th JUNE 1930

589.   Pedestals and Cross (Row 1)

East Side
MERCIFUL JESUS
GIVE REST TO THE
SOULS OF
WILLIAM WEBSTER GRAHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1925
AGED 74 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ROSE CONNOLLY GRAHAM
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 7th 1930
AGED 76 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF
HIS NIECE
MARTHA MARY
JANE CONNOLLY
WHO DIED FEB. 26th 1925
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO BERNARD ANTHONY
ALOYSIUS GRAHAM
WHO DIED 29th DEC. 1945
AGED 53 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF THEIR
DAUGHTER
ROSE CONNOLLY
MARY GRAHAM
WHO DIED OCT. 25th 1941
AGED 56 YEARS

590.   Headstone, Very Eroded (Row 17)

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GEORGE GRANT
WHO PASSED AWAY
4th JULY? 1929
AGED 49? YEARS

591.   Fallen Headstone (Row 6)

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED THOMAS HILL
WHO DIED 25th MAY 1922
AGED 72 YEARS
"Pleasant are My Courts Above"
ALSO
MARY ANN HILL
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1924
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Eventide there shall be Light"

592.   Derelict Curbs (Row 11)

South Side
MY DEAR WIFE ESTHER KEMBER WHO DIED 29th NOV. 1926 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
HENRY STEPHEN KEMBER DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1932 AGED 77 YEARS

East Side
ALSO THEIR SON FRANK DIED 28th FEB. 1966
AGED 84 YEARS

593.   Curbs (Row 1)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND ALBERT LAWRENCE WHO DIED MARCH 27th 1916 AGED 51 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO EMMA SUSANNAH WIFE AND MOTHER WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1943 AGED 73 YEARS

West Side
ALSO LEONARD OUR SON
WHO DIED JAN. 27th 1916 AGED 19 YEARS

East Side
ALSO RAYMOND VINCENT OUR SON
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1942 AGED 38 YEARS

594.   Headstone (Row 15)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
REBECCA ALICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF W. T. LOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 13th 1927
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM S. T. LOVE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1927
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARIE-LOUISE LOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 30th 1940
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO MARIE LOUISE LOVE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 21st 1950
AGED 65 YEARS

595.   Fallen Headstone and Curbs (Row 4)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
PENELOPE MOSS
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
31st DECEMBER 1922 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
PENELOPE MOSS
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
22nd MARCH 1929 AGED 83 YEARS
"At Rest"

South Curb
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES MOSS WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY 15th MAY 1936 AGED 59 YEARS

596.   C.W.G.C. Headstone, Small Headstone and Curbs (Row 8)

T/14520 STAFF SERJT. MAJOR
E. R. NEWSTEAD
ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
17th NOVEMBER 1918

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF MY
BELOVED HUSBAND
ERNEST
RUEBEN NEWSTEAD
1/CL S.S. MAJOR RASC
WHO DIED 17th NOVEMBER 1918
AGED 38 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO SELINA ELIZABETH NEWSTEAD WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1950 AGED 69 YEARS

597.   Curbs (Row 17)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GERTRUDE OWENS WHO DIED 24th FEB. 1929 AGED 24 YEARS

598.   Small Fallen Headstone (Row 18)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MILLICENT PANNELL
WHO PASSED AWAY
2nd OCT. 1921
AGED 18 YEARS
"Till He Come"

PARR see CHALKLEN

599.   Derelict Curbs (Row 16)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORENCE GRACE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM J. READ WHO DIED 19th MAY 1921 AGED 47 YEARS (one line)
ALSO HIS WIFE FLORENCE ANNIE READ WHO DIED 22nd FEB. 1940 AGED 56 YEARS

600.   Headstone (Row 9)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK W. SILLETT
WHO PASSED AWAY 14th JULY 1925
IN HER 57th YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

601.   Tablet (Row 16)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN EDWARD STOCKWELL
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1923
AGED 26 YEARS
AND
CONSTANCE ALICE STOCKWELL
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1957
AGED 56 YEARS

602.   Curbs (Row 7)

South Side
DORA MARIAN BELOVED DAUGHTER OF SYDNEY TANNER KILLED IN BECKENHAM LANE OCTOBER 18th 1924 AGED 18 YEARS 8 MNTHS. (one line)

North Side
ALSO OF SYDNEY STANDHAFT TANNER WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 3rd 1948 AGED 68 YEARS

603.   Headstone (Row 3)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM TOMPSETT
WHO DIED OCT. 1st 1927
AGED 27 YEARS
"A sudden change, at God's command he fell,
He had no time chance to bid his friends farewell,
Affliction came without warning given.
And bid him haste to meet his God in Heaven"

604.   "Book" Tablet (Row 13)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS
TRANAH
WHO DIED 3rd DECEMBER
1915
AGED 66 YEARS
"At Rest"

ALSO OF
  ELIZA TRANAH
  WIFE OF
  WILLIAM THOMAS
  TRANAH
  WHO DIED 25th APRIL
  1924
  AGED 74 YEARS
  "We Meet Again"

 605.   Curbs (Row 12)

South Side
SAMUEL EDWARD WHITE DIED JANUARY 5th 1929 AGED 61

North Side
ALSO ADA FANNY WHITE HIS WIFE DIED 26th MAY 1961 AGED 79 YEARS "At Rest"

 

SECTION O

606.   Loose, Leaning Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE M. M. ANDERSON
WHO DIED 23rd DEC. 1925
AGED 49 YEARS
"Resting"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALICE M. M. ANDERSON
WHO DIED 1st DEC. 1941
AGED 69 YEARS
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607.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZA SELINA BENNETT WHO DIED 12th FEB. 1944 AGED 66 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JAMES BENNETT WHO DIED 22nd SEPT. 1926 AGED 58 YEARS

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