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Pre 1914 Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary Church, Burham - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011


ST. MARY, BURHAM, FROM THE SOUTH WEST

Introduction
St. Mary's Church was declared redundant many years ago, and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Following the migration of the village to higher ground on the main Rochester Maidstone road, a replacement church was built close to this road in the 1880's; ironically, the new church was demolished about 30 years ago when the tower was found to be unsafe and in danger of collapsing! The 15th century tower of St. Mary's looks as if it will be standing in a thousand years time. In the middle ages the church was considerably larger, once having north and south aisles. Like the church at Snodland, on the opposite bank of the River Medway, St. Mary's stands very close to the route to a former ford, (later replaced by a ferry) across the Medway, this was a link in the pre-historic track along the foot of the North Downs, later named the Pilgrims' Way. The churchyard is still in use for burials

D. E. Williams Boxing Day, 2011

CHURCHYARD

1.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
HARRIET BARROWS
WHO DIED 4th MAY 1864
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 1876
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1881
AGED 25 YEARS
"They see their Saviour, Face to Face,
And Sing the Triumph of his Grace,
Him, Day and Night, they Ceaseless Praise,
To Him the Loud Thanksgiving Praise"

Harriet Barrows, wife of George of Burham Street, Lime Works Labourer (1861 Census)

2.   Coped Stone (North of Church)

HERE LIES SARAH BLACKETT
BORN 17th JANUARY 1805
AT NEWCASTLE ON TYNE
DIED 12th JANUARY 1876

Sarah Blackett, mother of George, a Farmer of Burham Court, 400 acres, employing 13 men and 4 boys
(1871 Census)

3.   Headstone (South of Church)


WILLIAM BOGHOURST (sic), DIED 1722

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
WILL. BOGHOURST
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 13th 1722
AGED 40 YEARS
THIS STONE[WAS] ERECTED
BY ELIZABETH HIS WIFE

The Boghursts were an old farming family, long established in North Kent.

4.   Headstone (Close to Above)


NICHOLAS BOGHURST, DIED 1729
("OLD STYLE", JULIAN CALENDER, ACTUALLY 1730)
A MODEST MONUMENT TO A MAN WHOSE
INVENTORY WAS VALUED AT OVER 900

HERE LYES
THE BODY OF
NICHOLAS
BOGHURST
OF THIS PARISH YEO.
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE JAN. YE 14th
1729 IN YE 51st YEAR
OF HIS AGE
LEFT ISSUE 2 DAUGHTERS
MARY & ELIZABETH

Nicholas Boghurst. An Inventory made after his death survives at the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone (Dra/Pi12/2). It totals over 960, and includes 8,000 hop poles, and thousands of loads of Oastory, bark for the tanning industry.

5.   Headstone and Foot Stone (Close to Above)

(The Registers are missing for this period, but it is most likely a Boghurst)

[HERE LYETH]
[THE BODY OF]
R[    ] BOGHURST ? ]
[OF THIS PARISH ?] WHO
[DEPARTED T]HIS LIFE
[    ] 20th 1723
[AGED] 48 YEARS

Foot Stone
R. B.

6.   Headstone (East of Church, Very Eroded)

IN MEMORY OF WILL.
SON OF FRANCES BOOSIE
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MAY 13th 1775
AGED 35 ? YEARS
"Here I lieth Sleeping in the Dust,
Until the Resurrection of the Just,
Until the [Saviour] ? Christ shall say,
Arise [    ] and come away,
[    ] that of [    ],
You [    ] Bound to Die"

7.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES BRETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 2nd 1866 AGED 57 YEARS
"I come Dear Saviour, Lo, I come,
The Paradise of Thy Dying Pain,
I know Thou will Receive me Home,
With Thee to Live and Love and Reign"

8.   Headstone (South of Church)

[SACRED]
TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BRISLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
23rd JULY 1840 AGED 77 YEARS
MARY BRISLEY
THE WIFE OF THOMAS BRISLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
13th FEBRUARY 1806
AGED 40 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER & FIVE SONS
VIZ. SARAH, EDWARD, CHARLES,
THOMAS, DANIEL AND JAMES

There is a Brisley's Row in Burham.
Thomas Brisley died of Dropsy (Family History Internet Site)

9.   Headstone and Foot Stone (South of Church)

TO THE MEMORY
OF ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
EDWARD THOMAS BRISLEY
WHO DIED THE 14th OF AUGUST 1851
AGED 76 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 2 SONS AND 1 DAUGHTER
SARAH, EDWARD AND WILLIAM
"[Weep not] Friends and shed no Tears,
I must [be here], 'til Christ Appears,
Laid in the Grave to take my Rest,
Till Christ shall come to make me Blest"

Elizabeth Brisley was a Widow and Shopkeeper of Burham Street in 1851 (Census)

10.   Headstone and Foot Stone (Close to Above)

[SACRED]
[TO THE] MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF
WILLIAM BRISLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF AUGUST 1864
AGED 68 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore long time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till Death did Ease and God did Please,
To Ease me of my Pain"

11.   Headstone and Foot Stone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH BROOKER
WHO DIED APRIL 30th 186[9]
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BROOKER
DIED OCTOBER 17th 1831
AGED 2 MONTHS
AND OF ROBERT BROOKER
DIED AUGUST 26th 1838
AGED 3 YEARS & 3 MONTHS
SONS OF THE ABOVE

Sarah Brooker, was the widow of Robert Brooker, Farmer of Burham Hill in 1841. She was a Farmer of Brooker's Farm in 1861, 40 acres, employing 2 men and 1 boy. Sons Henry and George were Agricultural Labourers (Census)

12.   Fallen Headstone (South of the Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN BROWN
BORN DECEMBER 21st 1818
DIED APRIL 30th 1874

Mary Ann Brown, wife of Jesse, a Lime Worker, at Burham Hall; home of Mc Keiths (1861 Census)

13.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JANE
BELOVED WIFE OF HORACE BURROWS
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1887
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF
HORACE GEORGE, SON
WHO DIED AUG. 10th 1884
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO
REGINALD, SON
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1897
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO
ETHEL, ONLY DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV. 7th 1911
AGED 30 YEARS

Jane Burrows, wife of Horace, Beer Retailer at the "Windmill" P.H. (1881 Census & 1882 Kelly's Directory)

14.   Large Headstone and Two Foot Stones (South of Church)


SARAH AND GEORGE BUTLER, DIED 1826 & 1865

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
GEORGE BUTLER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 11th 1826
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE BUTLER
LATE OF VARNE'S FARM IN THIS PARISH
BORN JUNE 19th 1783
DIED FEB. 21st 1865
LEFT ISSUE 1 SON & 6 DAUGHTERS
WILLIAM, SARAH., ANN, FRANCES-MARY,
SUSANNAH, ELIZA AND ELIZABETH

George Butler, was a Farmer at Varn's Farm in 1850, and in 1851 at Bull Lane, Aylesford, a Farmer "out of business" (Maidstone & Environment Directory, Census)
Charles Butler, Beer Retailer and Shop Keeper (1881 Census & 1882 Kelly's)

15.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SISTER
ELLEN CHEESEMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 11th 1912
AGED 47 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
"Gone but not Forgotten,
Never shall her Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts shall ever Linger,
Round the Place where she is Laid"
ALSO
JAMES CHEESEMAN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 23rd 1913
AGED 93 YEARS
"At Rest"

16.   Headstone and Foot Stone, Very Eroded, Extreme Lean (North of Church)

[    ]
WILLIAM MARTIN CLEGGETT
[DIED DECEMBER 1899]
[AGED 73 YEARS]
BETSEY
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE}
[DIED NOVEMBER 1896]
[AGED 77 YEARS]

James Cheeseman, was a Chalk Labourer at Tarpot Cottages (1901 Census)

17.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSAN COOK (MOTHER)
WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1905
AGED 66 YEARS
(Rest Eroded)

Susan Cook lived at Brisley's Row (Register)

18.   Headstone (East of Chancel)


GEORGE AND ANN COSTEN, DIED 1827 & 1829
THE HEADSTONE OF GEORGE COSTEN'S AUNT,
ELIZABETH DEAN, IS IN THE BACKGROUND

TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE COSTEN
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1827
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th
1829 AGED 66 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS AND THREE
DAUGHTERS VIZ.
ANN, SUSANNA, THOMAS,
GEORGE AND JANE

George Costen was a Farmer and nephew of Elizabeth Dean, buried near to him (See Dean's will)

19.   Coped Stone with Foliate Cross, Heavy Iron Railings (North of Church)


Sophia and William DABNER -  Gloria Cathcart

South Side
IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA ANN DABNER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 1900 AGED 71 YEARS
"Calm is thy Slumber as in Infant Sleep,
But thou shalt wake no more to Toil and Weep,
There is a Perfect Rest, Secure and Deep,
Good -Night, Good- Night, Good- Night"

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DABNER
WHO DIED AUGUST 22nd 1912 AGED 83 YEARS
"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,
Good-Night, Good-Night, Good-Night"

East Side
ALSO EDWIN HENRY DABNER
WHO PASSED ON OCTOBER 22nd 1938
AGED 71 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

West Side
ALSO ANN DABNER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1939
AGED 71 YEARS
"Reunited in Peace"

William Dabner, of Lord's Villa, was Foreman of Lime Works (1901 Census)
Sophia Dabner, died at the Wouldham Hall Works
Edwin Dabner, of Scarborough Villa, was a Cement Works Manager (1901 Census & 1903 Kelly's)

20.   "Double" Headstone (South of Church)


JONATHAN AND ELIZABETH DAY, DIED 1759 & 1751

IN MEMORY OF
JONATHAN DAY
HUSBAND TO YE SAID
ELIZ. DAY WHO DIED
7th APRIL 17[5]9
AGED 63 YEARS
[HERE]
LIETH YE [BODY OF]
 ELIZABETH
 WIFE OF JONATHAN
 DAY OF YS [PARISH]
 WHO DEPARTED THIS
 LIFE 27th OF JULY
1751
AGED 51 YEARS

Jonathan Day, died 1759, was probably a Farmer ?

21.   Headstone (Close to Above)

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN DAY
WHO DIED APRIL 14th 1866
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN DAY
WHO DIED JUNE 8th 1871
AGED 84 YEARS
"Death has been here and borne away,
Our Parents as you see,
How feeble is our mortal frame,
What dying worms are we,
The years roll round and steal away,
The breath that first it gave,
What e'er we do, where e'er we are,
We are travelling to the Grave"

John Day, died 1871, was an Agricultural Labourer of Burham Street (1851 Census)

22.   Headstone (East of Chancel)


ELIZABETH DEAN, DIED 1789
THE EXECUTOR DID NOT FULFILL HER REQUEST TO HAVE
HER DATE OF BIRTH ON THE STONE, PROBABLY BECAUSE
IT WAS NOT KNOWN

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZ. DEAN
OF THIS PARISH, WIDOW
OF FRANCIS DEAN WHO
DIED NOV. 4th 1789 IN THE
69th YEAR OF HER AGE

Elizabeth Dean, Widow of Burham. Her Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will is dated 30th October1789.
   She desires to be "in the churchyard of the parish church of Burham, in a private and decent a manner as may be and as near the remains of my late brother Thomas Costen as may be and that a stone may be erected at the head and foot of my grave on one of which stones I desire may be engraved my name and addition and the days of my birth and death".
   To nephew George Costen of Burham, Yeoman, William Linden the Elder of Piccadilly, Silk Dyer and Richard Linden of Piccadilly, Gentleman, 500, Upon Trust. They are to invest this in real estate or Government Securities, to use interest to maintain and educate Elizabeth Costen, eldest daughter of the above George Costen, until she is 21. She to carry on getting interest for life, not to be subject to the debt or control of any husband she may take. If she has children, the interest to them, and when they are 21 the 500 to be shared equally among them. If Elizabeth Costen dies without children, or none live to 21, then her father can take the interest for his lifetime; after his death, In Trust, for Constant and Ann Costen the other daughters of George, for their maintenance and education until they are 21.
   They get 20 each for latter purposes. If neither live to 21 then In Trust for George Costen.
   To William Linden the Elder, 20 for the trouble he may have as Trustee.
   Plate, jewels, gold watch, linen, household goods, furniture and clothes to Elizabeth Costen "which I recommend her to keep in remembrance of me"
   Residue, real and personal to George Costen for ever.
   George Costen William Linden the Elder and Richard Linden are Executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Dobson Thaines, Junior, Holborn, John Morecroft, High Holborn and Grace Dobson
   Proved 6th November 1789

23.   Curbs (North of Church)

South Side
JOHN DOBSON AGED 79
(Died September 1912)

North Side
ELIZA DOBSON AGED 83
(Died January ? 1914)

John Dobson was a Blacksmith (1891 Census)

24.   Headstone and Foot Stone (North of Church)

CHARLES EAGLES
BORN JANUARY 19th 1823
DIED MARCH 1st 1891
AGED 68 YEARS
"Lord now let thy Servant
Depart in Peace, according to thy Word"
ALSO SARAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN FEBRUARY 29th 1820
DIED JANUARY 8th 1912
AGED 92 YEARS (sic)
"At Rest"

Charles Eagles an Agricultural Labourer (1881Census)

25.   Headstone and Foot Stone (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM EDMONDS
FOR UPWARDS OF 40 YEARS CLERK OF
THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 3rd 1886
AGED 79 YEARS
"There was an Hand we could not See,
That Beckoned him Away,
There was a Voice we could not Hear,
That bid him not Delay"
ALSO OF JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1894
AGED 84 YEARS

William Edmonds the Parish Clerk was an Agricultural Labourer

26.   Headstone, Eroded (South of Church)


JOHN FRENCH, DIED 1712?

[HERE LIETH]
[THE BODY OF] JOHN
FRENCH SON OF JOHN
AND ALICE [FRENCH] OF THE
PARISH OF [ ]ED IN
[    ] WHO DIED APRIL
16th ? 1712 ? AGED 34 YEARS

27.   Large Thick Ledger, Once Railed (North of Church)

IN A VAULT BENEATH
THIS STONE ARE INTERRED THE
REMAINS OF SARAH WIFE OF
Mr JOHN FRIDAY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF OCTOBER 1834
AGED 34 YEARS

John Friday was a Farmer (1841 Census)

28.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT GEORGE
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1912
AGED 73 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO HEPHZIBAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1908
AGED 72 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

Robert George was a Builder and also a Seed Merchant (1901 Census and 1891, 1903 & 1913 Kelly's Directories)

29.   Headstone, Stepped Cross and Curbs, Top Eroded (North of Church)

[    ]
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
AGNES ANNE GODFREY
BORN 8th JANUARY 1868
DIED 3rd AUGUST 1895
AGED 27 YEARS

30.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs (North of Church)

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES GORHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 27th 1908
AGED 85 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the Name of the Lord"

North Side
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF CHARLES GORHAM
WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1921
AGED 84 YEARS

Charles Gorham was a Butcher, retired by 1901 (1882 Kelly's Directory & 1901 Census)

31.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD GREGORY
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1872
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 25th 1900
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF OLIVER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1893
AGED 27 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

32.   Headstone (South of Church)


THOMAS GRINNAL OF HIWORTH (WILTSHIRE)
EARLY 18th CENTURY

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
THO. GRINNA[L?]
[OF] HIWORTH IN [    ]
[WILTSHIRE] HE DIED
[    ]UA[ ] [1]7[   ]
[    ]
(Probably c. 1700 1724, Register Missing)

There are monuments to the Grinnel Family in Highworth Churchyard, Wiltshire. It is highly likely that Thomas Grinnal is related; nothing more is known.

33.   Headstone and Foot Stone (West of Tower)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS HARRIS
WHO DIED 23rd MAY 1875
AGED 33 YEARS
LEONARD SIDNEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th APRIL 1875
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO
PERCY THOMAS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1875
AGED 3 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the Name of the Lord"

Thomas Harris may be the Horse Driver of Wouldham, at Wouldham Cement Works (1871 Census)

34.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES HILLS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 17th 1910
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THE ABOVE
MABEL DIED JANY. 17Th 1888
AGED 1 YEAR
WILLIAM DIED JUNE 30th 1892
AGED 15 YEARS
ERNEST DIED JANUARY 7th 1912
AGED 36 YEARS
"Jesus Grant Them Rest"

James Hills was a Chalk Labourer (1901 Census)

35.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON
ANDREW HUGGETT
WHO WAS SUDDENLY CALLED
TO REST 12th OCTOBER 1905
AGED 31 YEARS
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind,
Is Not to Die"

Andrew Huggett was a Clay Labourer (1901 Census)

HYDER see MISKIN

36.   Headstone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JARRETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1865
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1867
AGED 90 YEARS
"[T]he Hour of Death and the Day of
[Judg]ement, the Lord have Mercy upon Us"

William Jarrett was an Agricultural Labourer of Burham Hill (1841 Census)

JARVIS see KEMSLEY

37.   Coped Stone on High Base (North of Church)

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REV. WILLIAM ALEXANDER KEITH M. A.
FOR 30 YEARS CURATE AND VICAR OF THIS PARISH
BORN 17th MARCH 1828 DIED 15th MARCH 1888
"There Shall Be No Night There"

North Side
ALSO
CHARLES MAITLAND KEITH
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER 23rd JULY 1897
AGED 63 YEARS

38.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LUCY KEMP
WHO DIED MAY 29th 1901
AGED 56 YEARS
"She fell asleep in Christ Lord,
She goes to Him to keep,
The Soul His Sweet Love hath Redeemed,
That Calmly went to Sleep"

39.   Headstone (East of Chancel)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANDREW KEMSLEY
WHO DIED THE 27th OF MAY 1814
AGED 71 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 3 SONS AND 2 DAUGHTERS
IT IS TO THE GREAT CREDIT OF THIS MAN
HE LIVED IN THE SERVICE OF THE FAMILY OF
Mr TAYLOR OF THIS PARISH FROM HIS EAR-
LIEST AGE UNTIL HIS DEATH (EXCEPT DURING
ONE YEAR) AS A SHEPHERD WHICH SITUATION
HIS YOUNGEST SON NOW HOLDS IN THE SAME
FAMILY
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 28th OF MAY 1802
AGED 56 YEARS

40.   Headstone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE WIFE OF
THOMAS KEMSLEY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCTR. 3Rd 1854
AGED 26 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE THOMAS GEORGE, GEORGE-
THOMAS, MARY, ANN, CATHERINE AND EMILY
"Dangers stand thick o'er the Ground,
To Haste us to the Tomb,
And Fierce Diseases wait Around,
To Hurry Mortals Home"

Thomas Kemsley, husband of Catherine, died 1854, was a Wheelwright at Aylesford in 1851 (Census). By 1855 he seems to be a Beer Retailer at Burham (Post Office Directory)

41.   Headstone and Foot Stone, Badly Flaked (North of Church)


Jesse Kemsley grave

IN MEMORY OF
JESSE KEMSLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF MAY 1865
AGED 76 YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH MARY
[WI]FE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th OCTOBER [1874] AGED 82 YEARS
(Rest Eroded)

Jesse Kemsley was a Labourer (1841 Census)

42.   Headstone and Foot Stone (North of Church)


Kemsley, Knott & Jarvis grave -  Gloria Cathcart

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
DANIEL KEMSLEY
DIED JULY 1st 1901
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO
CHRISTOPHER ADULPHUS KNOTT
DIED APRIL 4th 1888
AGED 4 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES KNOTT
DIED MARCH 21st 1901
AGED 66 YEARS
INTERRED IN GRAVESEND CEMETERY
ALSO GEORGE JARVIS
DIED OCTOBER 29th 1870
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO BETSY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE JARVIS
DIED MAY 7th 1900
AGED 82 YEARS
INTERRED IN GRAVESEND CEMETERY
"Let them Sleep for the Day is Past,
The Quiet Night has Come at Last"

George Jarvis was an Agricultural Labourer in Huntingdonshire in 1851 (Census), and a Bricklayer's Labourer in Kent in 1881 (Census)

KEMSLEY see KNOTT

43.   Headstone and Body Stone (West of Tower)

IN
MEMORY OF
JANE THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE
OF WILLIAM KINGSNORTH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANY. 9Th 1860 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KINGSNORTH
BORN AUGUST 18th 1809
DIED MAY 10th 1881

44.   Broken Headstone Lying on Bank, South West Corner of Churchyard, Foot Stone South of Chancel

[   ]
[WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE
[    ] AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS THEIR SON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEB. 17th 1831 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 22nd 1841 AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BROTHER OF THE
ABOVE JAMES KNOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 11th 1843 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES SISTER OF THE
ABOVE WILL. AND JAMES KNOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ]

Elizabeth Knott, died 1841, was the wife of Thomas, who was an Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census)

William Knott, died 1834 was an Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census)

45.   Headstone (North of Church)


Rosa Knott etc grave -  Gloria Cathcart

IN
MEMORY OF
ROSA DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ELLEN KNOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 29th 1874
"And Jesus said, "Suffer Little
Children to Come unto Me and
Forbid them Not""
ALSO FREDERICK
SON OF DANIEL & ANN KEMSLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 30th 1874 AGED 18 YEARS
"Go Home my Friends and Shed no Tears,
I Must be Here till Christ Appears,
And in the Grave to take my Rest,
Till Christ shall come to make me Blest"
ALSO ALBERT KNOTT
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1876
AGED 5 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN KNOTT
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1875
AGED 7 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

James Knott, daughter died 1874, was an Agricultural Labourer in 1861; a Beer House Keeper at the "Flower of Kent" in 1871, (Census), and Beer House Keeper and Grocer in 1882 (Kelly's Directory)

46.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)


Jane & Robert Knott grave -  Gloria Cathcart

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE KNOTT
DIED OCT. 17th 1884
AGED 78 YEARS
ROBERT KNOTT
DIED MARCH 24th 1886
AGED 81 YEARS
"Gather my Saints together unto Me"

Robert Knott, died 1886, was a Brickfield Labourer (1861 & 1871 Census)

47.   Curbs (North of Church)

South Side
JAMES KNOTT
WHO DIED SEPT. 18th 1913 AGED 73 YEARS

North Side
ALSO PHYLLIS
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1935 IN HER 95th ? YEAR

 

KNOTT see KEMSLEY

48.   "Book" Type Tablet and Curbs (North of Church)

ELLEN MARY
MARTIN
CALLED HOME
23rd MAY
1924
ALICE MAUDE
 MARTIN
 AT REST
 8th NOVEMBER
 1882

 49.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MARTIN
WHO DIED JUNE 2nd 1895
AGED 52 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 24th 1929
AGED 84 YEARS
"Trusting Jesus, That is All"

William Martin was either a Green Grocer or Chalk Pit Labourer? Perhaps his wife ran the shop? (1881 Census & 1882 Kelly's Directory)

50.   Classical Chest Tomb (South of Church)


MISKIN, HYDER & NOKES CHEST TOMB, 1772, 1775 & 1786
IN THE BACKGROUND, THE ROW OF PECKHAM AND THAMES HEADSTONES

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
Mrs ELLEN MISKIN DAUGHTER
OF Mr GEORGE PECKHAM OF
THIS PARISH WHO DIED 9th SEP. 1772
AGED 55 YEARS

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
Mrs ELIZABETH HYDER
WIFE OF
RICHARD HYDER ESQ.
OF GRAY'S THOROCK
IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX
AND DAUGHTER OF
Mr GEORGE PECKHAM
OF THIS PARISH
[WHO] DIED YE 25th OCTR. 1775
[IN THE] 75th YEAR OF HER AGE

East Side
ELIZ.
NOKES
DAUGHTER OF
WM. & MARY
NOKES AND
GRAND DAUGHTER
OF ELLEN
MISKIN WHO
DIED THE 23rd
DAY OF APRIL
178[6] IN THE15th ?
YEAR OF
HER AGE

51.   Headstone, Large Tree Growing on Grave (North of Church)

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS MORRIS
WHO DIED APRIL 4th 1887
AGED 48 YEARS
"Two Toil Worn Hands at Rest at Last,
A Weary Journey Over,Past,
A Thorny Pathway Safely Trod,
That [Leads ?] through Sorrow's Home to God"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS SYMPATHIZING
FRIENDS AND FELLOW WORKMEN

Thomas Morris, a Shipwright of Upper Culand. Did he build barges for the cement manufacturers? (1881 Census)

52.   Headstone and Foot Stone (East of Church)


THOMAS MUDDLE, DIED 1772

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS MUDDLE
SON OF
JAS. & ELIZTH. MUDDLE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCT. 30th 1772
AGED 44 YEARS ?
"While in this World I did Remain,
My Latter Days were Grief and Pain,
At Length the Lord did think it Best,
To take me to a Place of Rest"

53.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)


Mynott, John & Betsey Grave

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN MYNOTT
DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1878
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO BETSY MYNOTT
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1905
AGED 67 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

John Mynott was a Lime Works Labourer, lodging at the "Royal Exchange" in 1861 (Census)

NOKES see MISKIN

54.   Fallen Headstone (South of Church)

IN MEMORY
OF
SARAH PARKER
WHO DIED APRIL 14th ?1860
AGED 18 MONTHS
ALSO OF JANE PARKER
WHO DIED OCT. 26th ? 1862 AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS PARKER
WHO DIED JULY 20th ? 1873 AGED 23 YEARS
AND OF JOHN PARKER
WHO DIED JULY 28th 1883
AGED 22 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

55.   Thick Headstone and Foot Stone (Close to Porch)


GEORGE JUN. & WILLIAM PECKHAM DIED 1700 (1701) & 1706

HERE'S
INTERR'D YE BODY
OF GEORGE SON OF
GEORGE & ELIZTH.
PECKHAM OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH YE 20th
1700 IN YE 2nd YEAR OF
HIS AGE
ALSO THE BODY OF
WILL. THEIR SON
WHO DIED APRIL YE 10th
1706 IN YE [ ]
YEAR [OF HIS AGE]

56.   Thick Headstone and 2 Foot Stones (In Line with Above)


AGNES AND MARY PECKHAM, DIED 1721 & 1714

HERE'S
INTERR'D [YE] BODY
OF AGNES DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ELIZTH.
PECKHAM WHO DIED
DECEM. YE 22nd 1721
IN YE 17th YEAR OF HER
AGE
ALSO Y[E BO]DY OF
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED APRIL YE
10th 1714 IN YE 6th
YEAR OF HER AGE

57.   Thick Double headstone and 2 Foot Stones (In Line with Above)


GEORGE AND ELIZABETH PECKHAM, DIED 1725 & 1748

HERE LIETH
THE BODY OF
GEO. PECKHAM
OF THIS PARISH
HE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JULY
THE 16th 1748 
IN THE 84th YEAR
OF HIS AGE
HERE LYETH
  THE BODY OF
  ELIZ. PECKHAM
  WIFE OF
  GEO. PECKHAM
OF THIS PARISH
SHE DEPARTED
  THIS LIFE MAY
  THE 20th 1725
IN THE 55th
YEAR OF HER
AGE

George Peckham, Yeoman of Burham, P.C.C. Will dated 8th May 1748
   Appoints son in law, James Taylor, Yeoman of Burham, and his wife Mary Taylor, Executors.
   To daughter Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hyder of Grays, Essex, Yeoman, "over and above all that I have already given or disposed to her and her said husband, Richard Hyder, one of his three quarters part of that property in Mayfield and Burwash in Sussex, known as Bredhurst Farm, in the occupation of Samuel Brookes, one fourth part out of his 3 forth parts as given to him by his late honoured father, Alexander Peckham, another fourth parts was given to him by his late brother Thomas Peckham, the other fourth part he purchased of Francis Peckham, Richard Peckham and his wife Mary, William Peckham and Mary his wife, and Sarah Brookes, to his daughter, Elizabeth Hyder, for ever."
   To daughter Mary Taylor, several pieces of marshland in Tenham (Teynham), formerly in the occupation of ----------- Godfrey, Esq., and now occupied by ----------- Greenstreet, for ever.
   His leasehold pieces of arable and pasture called Church Land, the Twelve Acres Collinsloe or the Pound Field, totalling 44 acres, with barn in Chatham, occupied by Thomas Fletcher Esq. And [    ], which he holds on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, for the remainder of the lease, of 21 years, starting Michaelmass Day 1746,and all other leasehold land and property to daughter Mary Taylor.
   To daughter Ellen Miskin, for her life, property and farm lands called Sequal Bredhurst in Mayfield and Heathfield in Sussex, occupied by Samuel Brookes, which his brother Thomas left to him.
   Ellen must keep property in good repair; after her death, it goes to her son Richard Miskin.
   Also to Ellen, property called Little Wisketts of over 55 acres of farmland and over 33 acres of woodland in Woodhurst, otherwise Wadhurst in Sussex in his own occupation and that of Thomas Brooke, Ellen to keep this in good repair; after her death, to her daughter, Mary Miskin, for ever.
   Residue to James and Mary Taylor for ever.
   Signs will with his mark.
   Witnesses: Mark of Mary Parker, Richard Orum and Robert Taylor.
   Proved 11th August 1748. Power reserved to Mary Taylor the other executor.

58.     Thick Headstone and Foot Stone (In Line with Above)


THOMAS PECKHAM, DIED 1728 ("OLD STYLE", ACTUALLY 1729)

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF THOS. PECKHAM
BROTHER OF GEORGE
PECKHAM OF YS PARISH
HE DEPARTED YS LIFE
JAN. 17th 17[2]8 IN YE
[     ]0th YEAR OF HIS
AGE

Thomas Peckham, died 1728. His P.C.C. Will is not dated or witnessed.
   He is a Yeoman of Burham, he is "aged".
   To his brother, George, all his property in Mayfield and Heathfield in Sussex, called? Sequall Bredhuyst, in the occupation of Samuel Brooke, for ever.
   To brother Richard, 50 and his watch. To Mary Ann Peckham and Sarah Brookes, daughters of brother Richard, 30 each. To cousins, Alexander and William Peckham, son of Richard, 1s each.
   To cousin Elizabeth Peckham, daughter of brother George, 5s. To cousins, Ann Peckham, Mary Peckham and Ellen Peckham, daughters of his brother George, 30 each at 21 years.
   To Ann Chamnes? Daughter of his sister Wooder, 5s; to Clare and Sarah Wooder, daughters of Ann, 30 at 21 years.
   To Agnes Bennett, 25, provided that Simon Bennett pays the 25 due to the testator, on a bond and the interest, otherwise the sum will be discounted from the legacy. To cousin Elizabeth Wooder 5 at 21 years. "I do acquit and discharge all the Wooders from paying their board, clothing, schooling and [bringing] them up"
Residue to brother George, who is Executor.

February 1st 1727/28
Thomas Newnham of Lamberhurst in Sussex, deposes on oath that he knew Thomas Peckham well and was familiar with his handwriting, and swears that the will is authentic.

February 13th 1727/28
Richard Hyder of Grays in Essex, Hoyman, also swears on oath, as above
Proved 26th February 1727/28

PECKHAM see HYDER

PECKHAM see MISKIN

PECKHAM see THAMES

59.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LEEHO PEPPER
(LATE R.N.)
WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1913
AGED 46 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN PEPPER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 29th AUG. 1951
AGED 78 YEARS
"United"

Leeho Pepper was a Petty Officer 1st Class (1901 Census)

60.   Large Railed Derelict Plot, 2 Pedestals, Fallen Cross and 2 Foot Stone (East of Church)


THE DERELICT AND NEGLECTED PLOT
OF JOSEPH PETERS AND HIS FAMILY

IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
JOSEPH PETERS
OF WOULDHAM HALL
BORN JANY. 7Th 1829
DIED MAY 25th 1876
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
JANE CATHERINE
BORN APRIL 5th 1837
DIED APRIL 19th 1904
------------
"Jesus said,
"Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me and Forbid
them not, for of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven""
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JANE
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
JOSEPH AND JANE CATHERINE PETERS
BORN JAN. 31st 1860 DIED NOV. 3rd 1865
ALSO CHARLES WILLIAM
BORN APRIL 14th 1863 DIED MAY 8th 1863

Joseph Peters was a Manufacturer of Lime and Portland Cement, and Landowner and Farmer of 700 acres. He employed 500 men and boys. Born in Snodland, he was living in Margate at the time of the 1871 Census.

61.   Small Headstone, Curbs and Large Foot Stone (South of Church)

IN MEMORY OF
MARSHALL GEORGE
PETERS
BORN MAR. 7th 1882
DIED FEBY. 16Th 1883

62.   Curbs (North of Church)

STEPHEN PETERS DIED OCT. 28th 1900 AGED 56 YEARS

Stephen Peters, was Lime Burner (1891 Census)

63.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN M. PHILLIPS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
OCT. 5th 1900 AGED 53
"Them which Sleep in Jesus
Will God bring with Him,
Father in thy Gracious Keeping ,
Leave we now our Loved Ones Sleeping"
ALSO OF
JOHN MORDEN PHILLIPS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
OCT. 1st 1914 AGED 69
"At Rest"

John and Caroline Phillips. He was Assistant Manager of the Cement Works, she was a School Mistress (1881 Census & 1882 Kelly's Directory)

64.   Foot Stone (South of Chancel)

[E] P
1866
[EMMA POTTER]
[DIED JULY]
[AGED 17 YEARS]

65.   Headstone with Cross and Curbs (North of Church)

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY JANE PRENTICE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1900
AGED 42 YEARS

Mary Jane Prentice, was the wife of Frederick, a Cement Miller, living at Aylesford in 1891 (Census)

PURCELL see BUTLER

66.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EMILY JOSEPHINE ANN REEVE
WHO DIED DEC. 30th 1875
AGED 14 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

67.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD REYNOLDS
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1913
AGED 15 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

Edward Reynolds was the son of Edward, a Cement Labourer (1901 Census)

68.   Ledger on Ground (South of Church)

BENEATH THIS STONE
LIE THE REMAINS OF
EMMA DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND EMMA SANDERS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1855
AGED 13 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE EMMA WIFE OF
JAMES SANDERS
WHO DIED AUGST. 9Th 1855
AGED 39 YEARS
LIKEWISE
ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 5th 1858
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
JAMES & EMMA SANDERS
WHO DIED MARCH 20th 1868
AGED 17 YEARS

James Sanders was Superintendent of the Brickfields, living at the Parsonage (1851 Census)

69.   Headstone (North of Church)

SARAH ANN
WIFE OF
JOHN SHAW
DIED OCTOBER 31st 1889
AGED 63 YEARS
"She Fell Asleep in Jesus"

Sarah Ann Shaw was the wife of John, a Labourer, of 26 Scarborough Terrace (1881 Census & Register)

70.   Headstone (East of Chancel)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
REUBEN SHEEPWARSH
WHO DIED MARCH 20th 1871
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO JANE SHEEPWARSH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 25th 1877
AGED 61 YEARS
"[    ] Saved through Faith,
[    ]selves it is the Gift of God"

Reuben Sheepwarsh was an Agricultural Labourer, of Burham Court Farm Cottages (1861 Census)

71.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS STICKINGS
DIED OCT. 12th 1904 AGED 74
ALSO OF
MARTHA STICKINGS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 30th 1875 AGED 43
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Thomas Stickings was a Chalk Foreman of Culand (1901 Census)

72.   Fallen, Eroded Headstone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH DAUGHTER OF
ABRAHAM AND SUSANNA SWAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 26th 1841
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th ? 1847
AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE ABRAHAM SWAN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd? 1854
AGED 73 YEARS

Abraham Swan was a Farmer, of Swan's Farm, his P.C.C. Will is dated 5th July 1838
   Appoints William Hills , Baker of Chatham, John Weekes, Plumber and Glazier of Chatham and wife Susan Swan, Executors and Trustees.
   Susan gets all household goods, during her widowhood. After her death or re-marriage, this property goes to residue of personal estate. Income of residue of personal estate to Susan if she continues a widow, after her death or re-marriage, the capital and future income of residue to his children then living until 21 or marriage.
   On death or marriage of Susan, Trustees to cash in personal estate not invested and invest the same.
Signs will with his mark
   Witnesses: J.H. Sears and William Fancett, Clerks to Mr Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone
   Proved 20th April 1855, granted to widow, Power reserved to William Hills, the other surviving executor

73.   Stepped Headstone with Cross (North of Church)

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM JAMES TARGETT
WHO DIED 16th MARCH 1880
IN HIS 38th YEAR

TAYLOR see KEMSLEY

74.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1896
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN TAYLOR
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1899
AGED 78 YEARS
"Dost thou Feel thy Life is Weary,
Is thy Soul Distressed,
Take His Offer, wait no Longer,
Be at Rest"

John Taylor, died 1899 a Labourer of Church Street (1881 Census)

75.   Thick Headstone and Foot Stone (In Line with Peckham Headstones)


ANN THAMES AND HER SON HENRY, BOTH DIED 1734
DOUBTLESS, ANN DIED AS A RESULT OF HENRY'S BIRTH.
THE DATE 1733 IS THE "OLD STYLE" DATE OF THE JULIAN
CALENDER ,ANN ACTUALLY DIED IN JANUARY 1734.
HENRY THAMES, WHO DIED MANY YEARS LATER, LEFT
A P.C.C. WILL, BUT IT DOES NOT REFER TO THE
PECKHAMS OR BURHAM

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
ANN THAMES WIFE
OF HENRY THAMES
OF GRAVESEND & DAUGHT.
OF GEORGE PECKHAM OF
BURHAM SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JAN. 24th 1733
IN YE 23rd YR. OF HER AGE
ALSO YE BODY OF HENRY
THAMES THEIR SON
WHO DIED AP. 13Th 1734
AGED 3 MONTHS

76.   Headstone (North of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN THORPE
DIED 1st OCTOBER 1867
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES THORPE
DIED 16th MAY 1877
AGED 14 YEARS
"I heard the Voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto Me and Rest""
"If we Believe that Jesus died
And Rose again, even so them also
Which Sleep in Jesus will God Bring
With Him"

77.   Pedestals and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
FRIEND
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH THORPE
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1895
AGED 64 YEARS

78.   Broken Headstone, Curbs and Foot Stone (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH WARSOP
BORN AT BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE
MAY 22nd 1807
DIED AT BORSTAL, ROCHESTER, KENT
OCTOBER 17th 1889
"I have Waited for thy Salvation, O Lord"
ALSO FRANCES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[APRIL / MAY 1895]
[AGED 87 YEARS]

Joseph Warsop, Brickworks Foreman, of Kewland House (1871 Census)

79.   Headstone (LNorth of Church)

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ROSINA WEEDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 6th 1875 AGED 7 YEARS
THE ONLY CHILD OF HER PARENTS
[ ? ]

Rosina Weeden of Church Street, wife of James, a Brickfield Labourer (1871 Census)

80.   Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES WELLS
WHO DIED MARCH 21st 1900
AGED 54 YEARS
"He is not Dead but Sleepeth"

81.   Headstone (North of Church)

[IN MEMORY OF]
JAMES WILLIS
LATE OF THE 20th? & 50th REGTS.
DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1884
AGED 59 YEARS
"Mark the Perfect Man and Behold the
Upright for the end of that Man is Peace"

James Willis, Storekeeper at Burham Works (1881 Census)

82.   Curbs (North of Church)

South Side
CHARLES WINCH DIED AUG. 1st 1909 AGED 47 YEARS
MATILDA HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED FEB. 2nd 1925 AGED 61 YEARS

North Side
ELEANOR DAUGHTER DIED FEB. 9th 1916 AGED 30 YEARS
INTERRED AT M & R CY., MONTREAL, CANADA

Charles Winch, Bricklayer's Labourer and shop (run by wife?) (1901 Census)

83.   Headstone (West of Tower)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
19th OCTOBER 1880
AGED 55 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore long time she Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did Please and Death did Ease,
Her of Her Pain"

Elizabeth Wood, wife of Henry a Labourer? In Northfleet in 1871(Census)

INTERIOR OF CHURCH

84.   Small Plaque ( Floor of Nave)

ELIZH. GUY DIED
JUNE THE 27th 1792
AGED 5 YEARS

85.   Black Ledger (East End of Nave)

Mr EDWARD SWIFT DIED [SEPTEMBER] 21st 1815
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO ANN SWIFT HIS WIFE DIED
MAY 25th 1816 AGED 66 YEARS

Edward Swift Gentleman of Burham. P.C.C Will dated 23rd February 1802
   To Mary Howe, Spinster, daughter of William Howe of Shawstead, Chatham, Farmer, 500.
   To James Howe, one of his Executors, 100. To wife Ann Swift, all freehold property and land in Minster, Isle of Sheppey for her life. She must keep this in good repair; after her death to Mary Howe, for ever.
   Residue of personal estate and effects to wife Ann, for ever.
   Wife Ann, James Howe of Burham Parsonage, Farmer and James Simmons of Rochester, Gentleman are Executors
   Witnesses: John Lock, Charles Stert? and William Bathurst, Clerks to Mr Simmons, Rochester
   Proved 2nd November 1815

86.   Black Ledger (East End of Nave)

IN MEMORY OF
Mr JAMES TAYLOR
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1775
IN THE 65th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF Mrs MARY TAYLOR
HIS WIFE DIED 24th JUNE 1779
IN THE 65th YEAR OF HER AGE

87.   Black Ledger (Close to Above)

MARY
DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND MARY TAYLOR
DIED JANRY. 10Th 1790
AGED 50 YEARS

88.   Black Ledger (Close to Above)


Elizabeth Taylor grave

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH TAYLOR (OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 16th 1793
AGED 56 YEARS

89.   Black Ledger (Close to Above)


 John Packham Taylor grave

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN PACKHAM TAYLOR (OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 13th 1799
AGED 63 YEARS

John Taylor, Farmer. P.C.C Will dated 7th May 1799
   His cousin Samuel Barnes of Aylesford, is indebted to him in the sum of 600 on bond. Barnes can retain 50 of the 600; another 50 to Elizabeth Barnes sister of Samuel. Remaining 500 to stay with Barnes at same interest, either as existing bond, or such other securities as Edward and Ann Swift shall direct.
   Barnes to pay interest to latter for their lifetime. After both have died, the 500 to their children, if no children, then to his personal estate.
   His cousin, Richard Miskin is indebted to him for 400 on mortgage for property in Sussex at 4%, to continue at this rate, interest to the Swifts, then same terms as before.
   Residue, except stock on farm and implements and household goods, which go to his sister Ann Swift.
   Rest to Samuel Barnes and Richard Miskin, Upon Trust, they to pay interest to the Swifts.
   The two sums of 500 and 400 divided equally between the children his cousin James Taylor of Rodmersham, and children of cousin Elizabeth late wife of Samuel Barnes of Sittingbourne, Robert Taylor son of cousin Robert Taylor, late of Strood, James Taylor son of cousin James Taylor late of Strood and children of cousin Richard Taylor, living at time of his death (except John Miskin), in equal parts. All real estate in Mayfield and Burwash, or elsewhere in Sussex, and in Teynham, Wouldham, Burham and Aylesford, and elsewhere in Kent, to sister Ann Swift, for life; to preserve continuing remainder of, the same to Samuel Barnes and Richard Miskin, In Trust, during Ann Swift's life.
   After her death to her husband, Edward for life, after him, to their children, if none or all die pre 21, then to John Miskin, son of Richard Miskin. For ever.
   All other real estate in Kent and Sussex to Samuel Barnes and Richard Miskin, Upon Trust, to sell, after death of the Swifts, for best price, proceeds distributed as above, except John Miskin.
   No timber growing on land to be felled, except for repair to buildings.
   Bequest to sister Ann to be considered as in discharge of 900 which she was entitled to from testator on her marriage to Edward Swift.
   Samuel Barnes, Richard Miskin and Edward Swift are Executors.
   Witnesses: Rebecca Lucy Boniface, Francis Gill, Junior and John Dudlow.
   Proved 2nd July 1801

90.   Ledger in Centre of Nave, Which Once Contain This Brass 
            (From Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses 1769)

ORATE PRO ANIMA ROBERTI WARE QUI OBYT XXX DIE MENSIS JULII ANNO DOMINI
MCCCCCVI ET PRO ANIME JOHANE UXORIS SUE QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICETUR
DEUS AMEN

Index of Names

Names Index
BARROWS 1
BLACKETT 2
BOGHOURST 3, 4, 5, 6
BOOSIE 6
BRETT 7
BRISLEY 8, 9, 10
BROOKER 11
BROWN 12
BURROWS 13
BUTLER 14

CHEESEMAN 15
CLEGGETT 16
COOK 17
COSTEN 18
DABNER 19

DAY 20, 21
DEAN 22
DOBSON 23

EAGLES 24
EDMONDS 25

FRENCH 26
FRIDAY 27




GEORGE 28
GODFREY 29
GORHAM 30
GREGORY 31
GRINNAL? 32
GUY 84

HARRIS 33
HILLS 34
HUGGETT 35
HYDER 50

JARRETT 36
JARVIS 42

KEITH 37
KEMP 38
KEMSLEY 39, 40, 41, 42, 45
KINGSNORTH 43
KNOTT 42, 44, 45, 46, 47

MARSHALL 61
MARTIN 46, 48, 49
MISKIN 50
MORDEN 63
MORRIS 51
MUDDLE 52
MYNOTT 53

NOKES 50

PACKHAM 89
PARKER 54
PECKHAM 50, 55, 56, 57, 58, 76
PEPPER 59, 60, 61, 62
PHILLIPS 63
POTTER 64
PRENTICE 65

REEVE 66
REYNOLDS 67

SANDERS 68
SHAW 69
SHEEPWARSH 70
STICKINGS 71
SWAN 72
SWIFT 85

TARGETT 73
TAYLOR 39, 74, 86, 87, 88, 89
THAMES 75
THORPE 76, 77

WARE 90
WARSOP 78
WEEDEN 79
WELLS 80
WILLIS 81
WINCH 82
WOOD 83

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