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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham - recorded by D. E. Williams 2012

Section D - Miscellaneous Locations

BEAVAN see PAYNE

193.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

IN MEMORY OF
ANN THE WIFE OF
Mr. AMBROSE BRYANT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 1st OF NOVEMBER 1777
AGED 52 YEARS
[ALSO] [THE] ABOVE NAMED Mr. AMBROSE BRYANT
[WHO] DIED THE 23rd OF SEPTEMBER 1805
AGED 82 YEARS
Miss ANN BRYANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED THE 29th OF APRIL 1808
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM FRANCIS SON OF
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 4th OF SEPTEMBER 1808
AGED 13 MONTHS
ALSO JACOBE GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1808
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JACOB GEORGE AND MARY BRYANT
WHO DIED THE 25th OF MARCH 1809
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO WILLIAM EGERTON BRYANT SON OF
THE ABOVE DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER [ ]

Jacob George Bryant, Surgeon and J.P. (Pigot's Directory 1824)

194.  Pedestals, east end of church, north of gate

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LYDIA
WIFE OF CAPTAIN
JAMES A. GORDON R.N., K.C.B.
BORN MAY 12th 1787
DIED JULY 28th 1835
ALSO OF CLEMENTINA JANE
THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER
DIED MARCH 24th 1833

 

195.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH HARGOOD
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & ELIZABETH HARGOOD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF SEPTEMBER [    ]
[    ]
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO MARY HARGOOD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS & ELIZABETH HARGOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th
DAY OF APRIL 1836

 

196.  Ledger set in paving, east of the tower

IN MEMORY OF
WALTER ARTHUR SON OF
WALTER AND SARAH HILLS
WHO [DIED] OCT[OBER] 1833
[AGED] 8 ? MONTHS
ALSO OF
SA[RAH] ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WALTER AND SARAH HILLS
WHO DIED 30th JUNE 1849
AGED 18 YEARS

Walter Hills, Solicitor and Secretary of the Medway Steam Company (Wright's Directory 1838)

197.  Ledger set in paving, south of apse

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE HULBERT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OCTOBER 1803 AGED [    ] [YEARS]

George Hulbert, Brewer, P.C.C. Will dated 22nd October 1803
   Funeral to be without ostentation, and inventory to be made of estate.
   As long as wife, Mary remains his widow, she shall possess estate for her use and his two daughters, Olivia Ann Buchanan and Martha Hulbert.
   If his wife remarries, or does not carry on business of the present house, then estate, except for part she and executor shall agree to keep for her own use, to be sold.
   His son George Redmond Hulbert, one of executors, shall be paid from proceeds, 1,000, this is the sum he had lent his father, for which he has not taken interest.
   Residue of money invested in 3% Consolidated Annuities of the Bank of England in name of executors. Dividends to be paid to wife for life and 50 p.a., remainder, to daughters, equally shared. If either die without children, their share to survivor; if both die then to two sons.
   At wife's death, the 50 to daughters equally, if they die without heirs, then to two sons.
   He is guardian of Charlotte Goodchild; he places her into care of executors, and they to carry out terms of her father's will.
   As a token of friendship and regard, he gives a ring to his "highly respected and much esteemed friend", John Simmons Esq., of Rochester. The ring to be chosen by his executors.
   Wife Mary, sons George Redmond and John Spice Hulbert are executors.
   Witnesses: Robert Bengo, Richard Thompson, Surgeon, Rochester and Samuel Hanway
   Proved 27th January 1804

HUTCHINGS see PAYNE

198.  Chest Tomb, red brick base, south west of tower


PAYNE, BEAVAN AND HUTCHINGS TOMB
ON THIS SIDE, (THE SOUTH), THERE IS A SLIGHT TRACE OF AN INSCRIPTION

Inscription on Side Eroded

SAMUEL [GRANDSON ?] OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND ANN PAYNE
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1834 AGED 12 YEARS
MARY ANN BEAVAN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE SAMUEL PAYNE
DIED THE 23rd OF JANUARY 1849 AGED 25 YEARS
WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ. FATHER OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND MARY ANN
DIED 20th SEPT. 1849 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM HUTCHINGS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF APRIL 1789 AGED 63 YEARS
WILLIAM HUTCHINGS
WHO DIED THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1789 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ANN PAYNE DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH HUTCHINGS
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1816 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THREE DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON
[LIKE]WISE SAMUEL PAYNE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF NOVEMBER 1817 AGED 72 YEARS

William Hutchings probably a Draper and Salesman (Bailey's Directory 1784)
May have been William Hutchings who witnessed Edward Effrey's will in 1776 ? (see South East Portion)

199.  Fragments, close to path near south wall of churchyard

IN MEMORY OF
[GEO]RGE RANDALL
[WHO] [DIED] [FEBRU]ARY 26th 1849
[    ]
[    ]
[    ] RANDALL
[    ]1849
[    ]

 

200.  Ledger set in paving, south of the tower

JOHN SIMSON
WHO DIED 11th SEPT. 1770
AGED [    ] YEARS
JOHN SIMSON
[    ] [    ] [DECEMBER] 1788
[    ]
[    ]
[CATHERINE]?
[    ] DAUGHTER OF [JOHN] ?
[AND] SUSANNAH SIMSON
WHO DIED [    ] APRIL 1789
AGED [    ]4 YEARS

 

201.  Headstone Lying on Ground Close to North West Norman Door


EDWARD SMITH, MALTSTER, DIED 1702
MOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION TO PATH AROUND WEST SIDE OF CHURCH

HERE LIETH [THE BODY OF]
EDWARD SMITH, MALTSTER
CONSTABLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 22nd ? 1702 AGED
[ ]9 YEARS LEAVING ISSUE
[3 SONS & 2] D[AUGHTERS] EDWARD,
JOHN & THOMAS, SARAH ? &
ELIZABETH

Edward Smith, Maltster, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 18th August 1702
   He is "weak in body"
   To son William, 40; to sons Edward, John and Thomas, and daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary, 400 each at 21 or day of marriage for daughters. Goods, chattels, etc. to wife Sarah, who is executor.
   Shaky signature
   Witnesses: John ----- ?, Richard Higgins and Daniel Eversfield

202.  Ledger set in paving, east of the tower

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
Mrs. MARGARET TOWERS WIFE
OF Mr. JOHN TOWERS WHO
DIED THE 8th OF AUGUST 1803
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN TOWERS
DIED 7th ? DECEMBER 1826
AGED 78 YEARS

John Towers, Superannuated Clerk H.M. Dockyard, Chatham (Master Attendant's Clerk, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham) (Universal British Directory 1790's)
P.C.C. Will dated 28th January 1826
   Ready money, arrears of pension, goods and personal estate to friend Edmund James Jeyes of Chatham, Victualler; Jeyes is executor.
   Witnesses: D.B.Lewis, Attorney, Rochester and E.W. Wickham, his Clerk
   Proved 8th February 1827

203.  Ledger set in paving, south side of tower

[HANNAH WARING]
[    ]
[    ]
ALSO Mr. GUSTAVUS WARING
WHO DIED DECEMBER [    ] [182]0
AGED 68 YEARS

204.  Portland stone tablet, c.40"x 30"x 6", face down, in N.E. Section

REBUILT
A.D.1819
REVD. J. LAW, D.D.
MINISTER
A.C. WINDEYER  }  CHURCH         
WM. ASHENDEN   }          WARDENS

Commemoration Tablet
(This remains face down)
The Medieval church was replaced by a new structure in 1788. The 1819 rebuilding referred to, may have been for a vestry? There was a brick, slate roofed building adjoining the north side of the church. In a photograph of the demolition of the 1788 church in the 1880's, this building is clearly visible. Dr. John Law was Archdeacon of Rochester and was Vicar of Chatham, 1784-1827, Archibald Charles Windeyer was a Baker; and William Ashenden, a Carpenter and Builder

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