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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter Church, Bredhurst  - recorded by D. E. Williams 

Section D   All that area North of the church, to North, East and West
                           churchyard walls

54.   Large Plot, Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ESTHER AKHURST
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1914
AGED 54 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
MARCH 31st 1917
AGED 24 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
EDWIN SIMPSON AKHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
"Reunited"

55.   Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
MABEL MARY AKHURST 
DIED JAN. 31st 1917 AGED 28
AUGUSTUS LEONARD AKHURST
WHO DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1889
  YEARS AGED 5 MONTHS

56.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA FRANCES AKHURST
WHO DIED 14th FEBRUARY 1933
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS AKHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1933
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"

Thomas Akhurst was a Waggoner on Grange Farm, Boxley (1901Census). Wife, Eliza, was a Pye

57.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
A DEAR HUSBAND AND
EVER LOVING FATHER
EDWIN SIMPSON
AKHURST
PASSED AWAY
22nd MAY 1957
AGED 67 YEARS
"God has you in his
Keeping"

Edwin Akhurst, Agricultural Labourer and Sweet Shop, Road Worker for Rural District Council, (1901 & 1911 Census)

58.   Curbs, Large Plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR ONE ELIZABETH BARTON WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 10th 1921 AGED 73 YEARS (one line)

East Side
ALSO GEORGE BARTON WHO DIED MAY 17th 1915 AGED 77 YEARS

West Side
ALSO ERNIE WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN FRANCE MARCH 24th 1917 AGED 23 YEARS "Peace, Perfect Peace"

North Side
ALSO GEORGIE WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1880 AGED 11 MONTHS

59.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARIAN CHAINEY BARTON
WHO DIED 27th NOVEMBER 1946
AGED 68 YEARS
AND JOHN WILLIAM BARTON
WHO DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1959
AGED 83 YEARS

60.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD BATCHELOR
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1854
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th MARCH 1869
AGED 70 YEARS
"For those who humbly keep
the Faith by Christ bestowed,
to Die is but to fall Asleep,
in the Soft Arms of God"

Richard Batchelor, Farm Labourer of Listmas Cottage, Magpie Hall, Chatham (1851 Census)

61.   Red Granite Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY BATCHELOR
DIED JANY. 29Th 1890 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JESSE HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 12th 1865 AGED 14 WEEKS

North Side
ALSO HARRIETT HIS WIFE
DIED MAY 8th 1865 AGED 35 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO SARAH TAMAR DADE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 2nd 1926 AGED 63 YEARS

Henry Batchelor, Artesian Well Borer, Hale Farm, Luton (1881 Census). Committed suicide by drowning himself in a tank he had built at Darland House. Inquest reported in "Chatham Observer", 1st February 1890 pp5 and 8. He was the father of Richard Batchelor, who was Mayor of Chatham in 1906

62.   Red Granite Coped

South Side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT FRANKS BENNETT
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE BENNETT
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1926
AGED 71 YEARS
"Trusting in Jesus"

North Side
ALSO GEORGE BENNETT
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1932
AGED 80 YEARS

George Bennett, died 1932, Wood Dealer (1901 & 1911Census)

63.   Headstone

TO THE
EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
HARRY
LATE C.P.O., R.N.
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE BRITCHER, NEE DADE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY
AWAY OCTOBER 3rd 1926
AGED 51 YEARS
"A Silent Thought, a Secret Tear,
Keeps his Memory ever Dear,
Time changeth many things,
But Loving Memory ever Clings"

64.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH
WIFE OF GEORGE BROOKS, SENR.
WHO DIED JANUARY 31st 1855
AGED 43 YEARS
"The Gift of God is Eternal Life"
GEORGE BROOKS
BURIED APRIL 26th 1889
AGED 84
HANNAH BROOKS
BURIED APRIL 17th 1895
AGED 74

George Brooks, died 1889, Wood Dealer (1861 Census)

65.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GEORGE SON OF
GEORGE BROOKS SENR. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SUDDENLY SEPTEMBER 16th 1876
AGED 32 YEARS
"Boast not Thyself of Tomorrow for thou
Knowest not what a Day may bring Forth"
ALSO HANNAH
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE BROOKS SENR.
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1854
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES JANE WIFE OF
GEORGE GODDEN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 23rd 1875
AGED 29 YEARS
"If we believe that Jesus Died and Rose again , even them,
Also which Sleep in Jesus, will God Bring with Him"

George Brooks, died 1876, Wood Cutter (1871 Census)

66.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BROOKS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 17th 1877
[A]GED 37 [YE]ARS

George Brooks, died 1877, Hoop Maker (1871 Census)

67.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

138444 GUNNER
FREDERICK BROOKS
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
4th FEBRUARY 1919
"At Rest"

68.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH BROOKS WHO DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1919 AGED 82 YEARS

69.   Curbs

South Side
ANNIE CHAMBERS DIED 9th OCT. 1922 AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ISAAC CHAMBERS WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1928 AGED 49 YEARS

Isaac Chambers died at Gibraltar Farm, Chatham (Register)

70.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
HORACE CHAPMAN
WHO DIED SEPT. 14th 1917 AGED 64 YEARS
"Oh, Lord our Help in Ages Past,
Our Hope for Years to Come,
Our Shelter from the Stormy Blast,
And Our Eternal Home"
ALSO FRANK
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 3rd 1904 AGED 18 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE HORACE CHAPMAN
WHO DIED OCTR. 21St 1923 AGED 69 YEARS
"While I Draw the Fleeting Breath,
When my eyelids close in Death,
When I Soar through Tracts Unknown,
See thee on thy Judgement Throne,
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me,
Let me Hide myself in Thee"

71.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE
BELOVED HUSBAND OF SARAH CHAPMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 24th FEBRUARY 1934
AGED 61 YEARS
"The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH
REUNITED 29th JANUARY 1963
AGED 84 YEARS

72.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA AMELIA CONNOR
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1934
AGED 53 YEARS

DADE see BATCHELOR

73.   Derelict Pedestal, Cross Fallen

THIRZA DALE
DIED 5th JULY 1906
AGED 55 YEARS
"Oh, Weep not for Me"

74.   Tablet and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZABETH DAY
ENTERED INTO REST 29th JULY 1943
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED JAMES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
ENTERED INTO REST 6th JANUARY 1945
AGED 91 YEARS

75.   Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE
WHO DIED SEPT. 29th 1917
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN BELOVED WIFE OF ABOVE
WHO PASSED ON DEC. 5th 1931
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Eldridge Agricultural Labourer at Breach Farm, Newington , brother in law of Joseph Furminger (1891 Census), Farm Bailiff at Rainham in 1901 (Census)

76.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN ALSO
LOVING MEMORY WILLIAM
OF HUSBAND OF RACHEL
A DEAR WIFE AND MOTHER REUNITED
RACHEL ELDRIDGE 30th MARCH 1963
WHO FELL ASLEEP AGED 82 YEARS
21st FEBRUARY 1944
AGED 63 YEARS

77.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH FRIDAY
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 1st 1925
AGED 86 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOSEPH FRIDAY
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 7th 1933
AGED 93 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"

Joseph Friday Baker and Grocer of Dunn Street (1901 Census), Carter on Farm in 1911, same man? (Census)

78.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SCANTO
FURMINGER
WHO PASSED AWAY 22nd JULY 1898
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO FANNY FURMINGER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd JUNE 1902
AGED 52 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Furminger Farmer and Charcoal Maker (1891 Census)

79.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH FURMINGER
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1912
IN 76th YEAR
"At Rest"

Joseph Furminger Farmer of Breach Farm, Newington (1891 Census)

GIBBON see GULVIN

80.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT ELLEN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
NEWMAN AND FANNY GLOVER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1894
AGED 28 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

81.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF FANNY THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF NEWMAN GLOVER WHO DIED 27th OF MAY 1917 AGED 78 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO NEWMAN HUSBAND OF FANNY GLOVER WHO DIED DECEMBER 10th 1923 AGED 88 YEARS

Newman Glover, Wood Cutter (1891 Census) Sexton in 1903 (Kelly's Directory), Road Man in 1911 (Census)

82.   Very Small Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR GLOVER
WHO DIED 20th DEC. 1952
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO
ELLEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1955
AGED 91 YEARS

Arthur Glover, Gate Maker (1901Census)

GODDEN see BROOKS

83.   Detached Headstone, Leaning Against Hammond


NORTH EAST OF THE CHURCH
THE GOLDING HEADSTONE, WHICH IS BROKEN AND
NO LONGER IN SITU. IT RESTS ON IT'S SIDE AGAINST
THE HAMMOND GRAVE

IN
MEMORY OF
HENRY GOLDING
LATE OF THIS PARISH HE DIED
APRIL 10th 1763 AGED 53 ? YEARS
MARY WIFE OF HENRY GOLDING
DIED DEC. 20th 1782 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH GOLDING
DIED IN HER INFANCY

84.   Curbs, Large Plot

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS

North Side
GRACE GULVIN
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd JANUARY 1912 AGED 45 YEARS

South Side
JOHN BARTON GULVIN
WHO PASSED AWAY 11th MARCH 1950 AGED 87 YEARS

John Barton Glover Thatcher and Hay Trusser in 1901 & 1911 (Census)

85.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM GULVIN
WHO DIED 16th DEC. 1915
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE A. J. GULVIN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th FEBY. 1924
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
ROSE HILDA MAY GULVIN
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND BETSY
DEAR MOTHER OF VERA
DIED 22nd NOVEMBER 1974
AGED 80 YEARS

Rear
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RALPH AND VERA GIBBON (NEE GULVIN)
DEAR PARENTS OF ELIZABETH AND JANE
DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1997
AND MARCH 26th 1997
AGED 81 AND 73
"Their Memory is our Greatest Treasure"

86.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON
WILLIAM CHARLES GULVIN
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
16th MAY 1952
AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO BETSY GULVIN
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
16th OCTOBER 1961
AGED 92 YEARS
"Reunited"

87.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
HEPHZIBAH ELIZA
HAMMOND
FELL ASLEEP
MARCH 12th 1935
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO WALTER
DEVOTED HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 10th 1951
AGED 90 YEARS
"Reunited"

88.   Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON LEONARD HAMMOND PASSED AWAY 28th DEC. 1927 AGED 27 YEARS

89.   Curbs

South Side
A DEAR MOTHER AND WIFE RHODA JANE HARDY DIED 6th JUNE 1934 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
ALSO FREDERICK LEWIS WILLIAM TOMSETT DIED 17th FEB. 1939 AGED 89 YEARS

Frederick Hardy Wood Cutter, of Detling in 1901 (Census)

Frederick Tomsett A Wood Cutter at Detling in 1901 (Census), Labourer (1911Census)

90.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
RICHARD HARRIS
OF LUTON
DIED AUGUST 8th 1903
AGED 47 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
RICHARD HARRIS
DIED AUGUST 12th 1924
AGED 62 YEARS
"Watch therefore for ye know not what hour
Your Lord doth come"

Richard Harris Chief Stoker of Grove Road, Chatham, born Bredhurst (1901Census)

91.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNA MARY
HARRIS
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1909
AGED 53 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

92.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF DIED 1st SEPT. 1942
FREDERICK JAMES HARRIS AGED 53 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE FELL ASLEEP 16th APRIL 1954
MARGARET FRANCES HARRIS AGED 63 YEARS R.I.P.

James Harris Farm Bailiff at Wedd's or Webb's Farm, Luton (1901 Census)

93.   Red Granite Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MOTHER
ONE OF THE BEST
SARAH ANN HARRIS
DIED JUNE 23rd 1935
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO FATHER ONE OF THE BEST
JAMES JOHN HARRIS
DIED MARCH 22nd 1936
AGED 78 YEARS
"Re-united"
ALSO
CECILY LILLIAS BLANCHE HARRIS
DIED DEC. 4th 1905
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO
HAROLD DOUGLAS HARRIS
DIED FEB. 13th 1907
AGED 19 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
AGUSTUS JAMES PERRIN
SON IN LAW OF JAMES JOHN HARRIS
DIED NOV. 25th 1965
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
GWENDOLINE JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN. 5th 1977
IN HER 86th YEAR

94.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR FATHER
WILLIAM HOGG
WHO DIED DEC. 28th 1936
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OUR MOTHER
JANE MARY PYE HOGG
WHO DIED DEC. 27th 1968
AGED 84 YEARS

95.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD SON OF
WILLIAM & ELIZTH. JOHNSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 20th 1858
IN THE 10th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"So Kind, so Young, so Gentle, so Sincere,
So Loved, so Early Lost, may claim a Tear,
Yet wherefore mourn the Life resumed by Heaven,
Doubtless Fulfilled the End for which I was Given"

William Johnson Victualler at the "Bell", and Shop (1855 Post Office Directory), Also Farmer of 60 acres, employing 2 men and 2 boys (1871 Census)

96.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM JOHNSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1880
AGED 59 YEARS
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart for
they shall see God"

97.   Curbs

HENRY JOHNSON WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th OF OCTOBER 1932 AGED79 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th JANUARY 1945 AGED 85 YEARS

Henry Johnson Farm Waggoner in 1901 (Census)

98.   Flower Pot and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ELIZA
JOHNSON
WHO DIED 8th
JAN. 1944
AGED 73 YEARS

99.   Curbs

HENRY LEONARD JOHNSON DIED 11th ? JAN. 1963 AGED 86 ? YEARS

100.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MILLEN LANE
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1882
AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore, Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
When God did Please to give me Ease,
And Release me from my Pain"
ALSO
ELIZA LANE
WHO DIED APRIL 1856
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO EMILY LANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1906
AGED 87 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd"

William Millen Lane Agricultural Labourer (1881 Census) 

101.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY MARIA LANE
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1930
AGED 84 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALICE ELIZABETH LANE
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1938
AGED 83 YEARS

Mary Maria Lane Coffee House Keeper at Rainham (1891 & 1901Census) (Next door to Edward Millen)

102.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA LEWIS
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1940
AGED 62 YEARS
"Abide with Me

103.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF REBECCA MARION WIFE OF G. W. LEWORTHY WHO DIED 17th MAY 1915 AGED 68

North Side
ALSO THE SAID G. W. LEWORTHY OF CAMBERWELL AND BECKENHAM 1848 1937

G.W. Leworthy Carpenter and Joiner; Builder's Foreman (1901 & 1911 Census)

104.   Headstone

MARY JANE
MASON
DIED 1905
WILLIAM T.
MASON
DIED 1925
HARRIET
WIFE OF ABOVE
DIED 1940
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
MARY GEORGINA
CHRISTABEL
DIED 1984
R.I.P.
[Mary died in December aged 74]
[William died in July aged 64]
[Harriet died in July aged 81]

William Mason Post Office (1913 Kelly's Directory)

105.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD MERRETT
WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1942
AGED 87 YEARS
"For ever in our Thoughts"
ALSO HIS WIFE
MARY ANN MERRETT
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1945
AGED 82 YEARS

Richard Merrett Formerly a Mineral water Manufacturer in Rochester. Farmed Ivy Farm from c 1900 (1891 Census / Registers)

106.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SISTER
ETHEL MARY ELIZABETH MERRETT
WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1947
AGED 59 YEARS

107.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES MONDAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 8th 1918
AGED 52 YEARS
"Fondly we loved her, Dear to us still,
In must bend to God's Holy Will,
Our Sorrow was Great, our Pain hard to bear,
But Angels will Guard our Dear One with Care"

James Monday Landlord of the "Bell" (1913 Kelly's Directory)

108.   Eroded Headstone with Foot Stone

M.M.
1859
[MARY MUNN DAUGHTER OF]
[THOMAS AND MARY MUNN]
[DIED APRIL 1859 AGED 38 YEARS]

Mary & Grace Munn Daughters of Thomas, Farmer of 240 acres, employing 8 men and 1 boy (1861 Census)

109.   Headstone, Next to Above

IN MEMORY
OF
GRACE THE FIFTH DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY MUNN
OF BLETCHENDEN FARM, HEADCORN
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1862
AGED 19 YEARS

110.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM NAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 1st DAY OF MARCH 1846
AGED 66 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 5 SONS AND 7 DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT THE LOSS
"Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and
become as Little Children,ye shall not enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO MARY NAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 19th 1867 AGED 85 YEARS
"Her End was Peace,
Her Hope was in Christ"

William Naylor, died 1846, Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census)

111.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN NAYLOR OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 1[ ] 1869
AGED 20 YEARS
LEAVING AN ONLY CHILD NAMED ELLEN
[Worn Verses]

112.   Headstone

"Not Here but There"
IN MEMORY OF
JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th OF APRIL 1871
AGED 64 YEARS
"A Sinner Saved by Grace"
ALSO MARIA NAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 15th 1894
AGED 88 YEARS
"For Ever with the Lord"

James Naylor, died 1871, Wood Dealer of Dunn Street (1871 Census)

113.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
ARTHUR NAYLOR
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1876
AGED 8 YEARS
WILLIAM JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DIED 7th AUGUST 1876
AGED 10 YEARS
ERNEST HENRY NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1876
AGED 6 YEARS
ALICE NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1876
AGED 3 YEARS
"Suffer the Little Children to come unto me and
Forbid them not, for the Lord hath need of them"

114.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECR. 1880
AGED 76 YEARS
HIS LAST WORDS WERE, "It is all Joy and Peace"
ALSO FRANCES THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th MAY 1881
AGED 77 YEARS
"I came to Jesus and I Drank
Of that Life giving Stream,
My Thirst was Quenched, my Soul Revived,
And now I Live in Him"

John Naylor, died 1880, Wood Cutter of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1871 Census)

115.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE LOVING MEMORY OF
JORDAN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 4th 1896
AGED 56 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 4 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS
TO MOURN THEIR LOSS
HIS LAST WORDS WERE "Prepare to meet me There"
"But Oh what will the meeting be
When Partings are No More"

Jordan Naylor, died 1896, Wood Dealer of Clemon Cottage, Lidsing (1881 Census)

116.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE AND LOVING MEMORY OF
JORDAN NAYLOR
THE BELOVED SON OF
JORDAN AND MARY ANN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th SEPTR. 1901
AGED 36 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not gone from Love,
But to our Father's Home in Heaven above"
ALSO
EDWARD FREDERICK STEPHEN
NAYLOR
WHO DIED 8th AUGUST 1907
AGED 31 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace, with Loved Ones far away,
In Jesus Keeping, we are Safe and they"
"There will be a Happy Meeting,
With our Loved Ones gone before,
They are waiting there to Welcome,
Us upon that Heavenly Shore"

Jordan William Naylor, Engine Driver of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1901Census)

Edward Naylor, Wood Dealer of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1901Census)

117.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN NAYLOR
WHO DIED DECR. 6Th 1911
AGED 65 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO OF MARY ANN HIS WIFE
PASSED AWAY SEPT. 30th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"Day by Day the Voice sayeth "Come
Enter thine Eternal Home""
ALSO OF ALBERT JOHN
SON OF THE ABOVE
AGED 31 YEARS*
"The Spirit hath returned unto God who gave it"
*No date given

John Naylor, died 1911, Wood Dealer of Monkdown, Boxley (1901Census)

118.   Headstone and Curbs

"Until the Day
Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st APRIL 1931
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN MAHALA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1950
AGED 76 YEARS
"Reunited"

John James Naylor, died 1931, Gare Maker (1901Census), Farmer and Wood Dealer (1911 Census)

119.   Tablet

DONALD
NICHOLS
BORN 14. 6. 35
CAME TO
REST 18. 11. 99
DINAH
  PATRICIA
  NICHOLS
  (PAT)
  3. 9. 1928 2. 3. 2011
BELOVED MOTHER

 120.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HANNAH BELOVED WIFE OF ROBERT OAKES
ENTERED INTO REST 6th JULY 1924 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ROBERT OAKES
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1925 AGED 68 YEARS

Robert Oakes In 1901 in London, Railway Worker (Census)

121.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr GEORGE PAYNE
OF LUTON
WHO DIED 24th JULY 1845
AGED 57 YEARS

George Payne A Farmer of Upper Luton (1841 Census)

122.   Curbs

North Side
SUSAN ANN PEARCE DIED 23rd JULY 1929 AGED 70 YEARS

South Side
ALSO JAMES EDWARD PEARCE DIED 9th APRIL 1949 AGED 90 YEARS

West Side
AND THEIR DAUGHTER WINIFRED PEARCE AT REST 18th FEB. 1965 AGED 78 YEARS

123.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY DOWLER
PENFOLD
WHO PASSED AWAY
12th MAY 1938
IN HER 105th YEAR
"She Lived for Others"

Mary Dowler Penfold In 1881 living in York Avenue, Gillingham, wife of Henry, a Pensioner (Army?), and Dockyard Labourer (Census)

124.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE PEPPER
[No name given ! - SARAH]
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
DECEMBER 14th 1899
AGED 55 YEARS
"Trust in the Lord with All thine Heart"
ALSO
OUR DEAR FATHER
GEORGE PEPPER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 22nd 1913
IN HIS 72nd YEAR
"Keep me, O Keep me King of Kings,
Beneath thy own Almighty Wings"

George Pepper, Wood Cutter, lodging with Thomas Sharp (1911 Census)

125.   Detached Very Small Plaque (On Arthur Glover's Monument)

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDIE
FROM HER
BREDHURST
FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS 1944

[This must be EDITH PEPPER, "Killed by enemy action October 1944, aged 31(See Interior)

PERRIN see HARRIS

126.   Curbs

South Side
MY DEAR HUSBAND GEORGE WILLIAM PLATT WHO DIED 24th JULY 1948 AGED 71 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF ANN PLATT WHO DIED 27th NOV. 1964 AGED 87 YEARS

127.   Red Granite Headstone

WALTER PRENTIS
BORN 24th MARCH 1817
DIED 19th JANUARY 1901

Walter Prentis Farmer of Cozenton Farm, Rainham, 350 acres, employing 7 men and 3 boys, born Cuxton (1881 Census)

128.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS PYE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1907
AGED 72 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO MARY JANE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1915
AGED 81 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord"

Thomas Pye, died 1907, brother of the transcriber's great, great grandmother. Son of William Pye, one time Farmer and Landlord of the "Harrow". At various times, was an Agricultural Labourer, Carter and Farmer. (Census) Married Mary Jane Naylor. She was a Farmer in 1911 (Census)
Thomas Pye, died 1911, son of above
Thomas Henry Pye, died 1938, son of above.

129.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS PYE DIED 1st FEB. 1911 AGED 53

North Side
ALSO OF MARY ELIZABETH PYE DIED 14th MARCH 1929 AGED 69

130.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
BLANCHE AGATHA ELIZABETH PYE
WHO DIED 6th DECEMBER 1911
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ARTHUR
FATHER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH PYE
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1947
AGED 83
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1953
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

131.   Flower Pot Holder

West Side
IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS HENRY
PYE
DIED 4th JUNE 1938
AGED 57 YEARS

East Side
ALSO
FLORENCE
PYE
DIED 28th DEC. 1967
AGED 69 YEARS

132.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE RAYFIELD
WHO DIED 5th JANY. 1898
AGED 56 YEARS
"Blessed are they that Die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE RAYFIELD
WHO DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1909
AGED 74 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

George Rayfield, died 1909, Farmer at Mount Pleasant (1901Census)

133.   Tablet

LOVING MEMORIES OF
DEAR PARENTS
AND GRAND PARENTS
WHO CAME TO REST
GRACE LILLIAN
RAYFIELD
3. 4. 1897 5. 5. 1954
PERCY GORDON
RAYFIELD
15. 9. 1888 5. 11. 1961

134.   Low Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELSIE VIOLET READ
DIED MAY 3rd 1900
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO
EVA CONSTANCE M. READ
DIED MAY 7th 1923
AGED 30 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO ALBERT EDMUND READ
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 23rd 1927
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO SARAH JANE READ
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 23rd 1947 AGED 82 YEARS

135.   Small Headstone

"I will Receive them and Fold them to my Bosom"
IN
MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN
OF WILLIAM AND MARY ANN
SIMMONS
LIZZIE ANN DIED AUGUST 31st
1873 AGED 10 WEEKS
GEORGE ERNEST DIED JULY 20th
1876 AGED 11 MONTHS
FRED CHARLES DIED JAN. 28th
1878 AGED 9 MONTHS

136.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES ALFRED SIMMONS
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1875
AGED 29 YEARS
"We All Fade as a Leaf"
ALSO LIZZIE ANN NIECE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1873
AGED 10 WEEKS

James Alfred Simmons, died 1875, Baker, apprenticed to Henry Cook in Chatham High Street (1861 Census)

137.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN WILLIAM [SIMMONS]
DIED 29th OCTOBER [1887]
AGED 66 YEARS
"Afflictions Long they wo[ ],
I Bore the Cross to Win the [ ],
The Christian's Life will s[ ],
It Leads to Everlasting R[est ?],
ALSO OF
ELIZA ANN SIMMONS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] DECR. 1894
[AGED 77 YEARS]

John William Simmons, died 1887, Grocer and Carrier (1881 Census)

138.   Headstone

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN SIMMONS
WHO DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SIMMONS
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1926
AGED 77 YEARS

139.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH SNELLING
OF COURT LODGE FARM
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 28th 1851
AGED 72 YEARS
HARRIET SNELLING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 25th 1855
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOSEPH SNELLING
THEIR SON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 27th 1854
AGED 44 YEARS

Joseph Snelling, Senior, Farmer of Court Lodge. P.C.C. Will dated 16th April 1840
Appoints son Ambrose and "respected friend" Henry Morris of Maidstone, Surveyor, executors.
   All household goods and furniture, etc., to wife Harriet, for life. After her death into residue of personal estate.
   All farming implements to son Ambrose and Henry Morris to carry on farming business during his wife's life. They can use personal estate to carry this out. Wife to have profits for life. After her death or earlier if business discontinued, Upon Trust, to be sold, if wife is still living, to be invested in Government Stocks, wife to have interest for life. If she is dead, to be divided between sons, John, James, Joseph and Ambrose and daughters, Harriet, wife of Thomas Pemble, Sophia Caroline and Elizabeth Snelling, equally.
   Son John shall account for 80, without interest, which has been advanced to him, to his siblings, so all have equal shares.
   Will not signed by Snelling, but by Toke Staples, in the presence of Joseph Snelling ?
   Witnesses: William Beale, Solicitor, Maidstone and J.H. Stevens, his Clerk
   Proved 4th December 1851

Joseph Snelling, Junior, died 1854, was a Victualler in Dover in 1841 (Census). Ten years later he was a patient in the Consumption Hospital, Kensington (1851 Census). He died in Mayfair, presumably still in hospital ? (Register)

140.   Flower Pot Holder, (On Read Grave)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAREST MUM
ALICE STEVENS
8th MARCH 1945
AGED 72 YEARS

141.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF
MY MOTHER
BORN CO,. DOWN
DIED CHATHAM 1948
AGNES STEWART

142.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER RACHEL ANN SUTTON
DIED 3rd MAY 1935 AGED 66 YEARS

South Side
ALSO STEPHEN BENJAMIN SUTTON
23rd JANUARY 1947 AGED 79 YEARS

Stephen Sutton Tin Box Maker in Lowestoft (1891 Census), Solderer and Labourer in Poplar (1911 Census)

TOMSETT see HARDY

143.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WEDD
OF SHARSTED, KENT
WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1836
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM WEDD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1842
AGED 85 YEARS

William Wedd Farmer at Little Sharsted (1841 Census)

144.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED WHITEHEAD
WHO DIED 7th DECEMBER 1901
AGED 33 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"

Alfred Whitehead Agricultural Labourer at Lidsing. When he married Ellen Pye, daughter of Thomas, in 1896, he was a Stoker in the Royal Navy.

145.   Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GRACE VIOLET WOOD
FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 5th 1925
AGED 12 YEARS

146.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
EDWIN CURTIS
WOODCOCK
WHO DIED 21st FEB. 1938
AGED 62 YEARS
ANNIE WOODCOCK
WHO DIED 3rd JAN. 1958
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"

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