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Maidstone Road Cemetery, Chatham, M.I.s & other information
The First Fifty Years(1869-1919)   with Index of names and sketch plan of cemetery

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Monumental Inscriptions of Maidstone Rd Cemetery, Chatham recorded by D.E. & B.J. Williams 2016

Introduction
The cemetery, which opened in 1869, was needed because the Chatham burial ground at Whiffen's Avenue was coming to the end of it's life.
   Initially of 12 acres, it was later expanded to the present 20 acres, a new 9 acres cemetery was opened in the 1920's nearby, at Palmerston Road. the wealthier and most prominent citizens were buried nearer to the chapels, especially Sections R and J. The poorest, (from the workhouse), at the rear, where there are gates to allow segregated access from the workhouse. there are large areas of grass but I doubt that there were ever many monuments in these areas. most of the graves are orientated east-west but most of the graves in sections S.T.U.V. X. are north-south, these are non conformist and are close to the non conformist chapel. section CC, appears to be roman catholic.
   The sections are the official sections. most boundaries are now obscured by the grassing over of paths, so I have combined groups of sections.

SECTION R


 HEARN on left, LONG in centre and JOHNSTONE on right

1.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

WEST SIDE
IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT JAMES
JOHNSTONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 22nd 1894
AGED 26 YEARS
"God's Finger touched him and
He Slept"

NORTH SIDE
ALSO OF
ROBERT JOHNSTONE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1903
AGED 74 YEARS
"Sorrow not even as others which have no Hope"
ALSO OF
ANNIE HELENA JOHNSTONE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 14th 1914
IN HER 83rd YEAR

1881 Census: Robert Johnstone, Senior, Draper of Railway Street

2.   HEADSTONE AND COPED STONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARIA SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR ROBERT LONG A.P.D.
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MAY 10th 1894
IN HER 49th YEAR
"He Giveth his Beloved Sleep"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS GATHERED HOME JUNE 19th 1898
AGED 74 YEARS
"Thou shalt come to thy Grave in a Full
Age like as a Shock of Corn cometh inin
His Season"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ROBERT LOWRY LONG
MAJOR ARMY PAY DEPARTMENT
BORN 16th JUNE 1836
FELL ASLEEP 27th APRIL 1921
"In Evening Time There Shall be Light"

COPED STONE
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MABEL ROSE LONG
BORN 16th JULY 1879
FELL ASLEEP 15th DECEMBER 1958
ALSO OF
SUSANNAH PHILLIPS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
WHO REJOINED HIM ON 18th DECEMBER 1904
AGED 77 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

1881 Census: William Phillips, Master Cabinet Maker of Regent's Place, employing 6 men and 6 boys

3.   TALL RED AND GREY MARBLE PEDESTAL WITH URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED JAMES HEARN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JUNE 8th 1898
AGED 69 YEARS
"Until the Day Break,
And the Clouds Flee away"
ALSO OF HARIETTE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1911 AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Grocer and Cheese Monger, 235 High Street. Hearn was also active in politics and was elected to Chatham Borough Council
Principal Probate Registry: Of Brixton, £1,796 9s 6d

4.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

THE LOVING DAUGHTER
OF
GEORGE & ELIZA GOODWIN
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
OCTOBER 8th 1897
AGED 19 YEARS
"Be ye Steadfast & unmoveable,
Always Abounding in the Work
Of the Lord"
ALSO ELIZABETH GOODWIN
DEAR MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST FEB 3rd 1926
IN HER 70th YEAR
"With Jesus"
ALSO GEORGE CHARLES GOODWIN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 6th 1929
AGED 75 YEARS
"Safe Home"
ALSO LEONARD GRIZZELL
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC 9th 1927
AGED 23 YEARS
"At Rest"

1890 Kelly's Directory: George Goodwin, Bricklayer, Ordnance Street
Principal Probate Registry: Builder, Ordnance Street,£488 12s 10d

5.   TALL MARBLE PEDESTAL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OF
JOHN MOFFAT MATHISON
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
16th JULY 1901
AGED 59 YEARS
"I Know that he shall Rise again"
"Christ's Conquering Shout shall Thrill,
The Skies.
The Archangel's Voice shall Peal,
God's Trump shall sound and thou,
Shall Rise,
Dear Saint; and Endless Triumph Feel"
ALSO OF
ANNIE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THE FAITH
2nd OCT 1909
AGED 70 YEARS
"Her Children Arise and call her Blessed"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Draper, Railway Street. Active in politics, elected to Chatham Council

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Councillor Moffat died at his home in Railway Street, Chatham. He had been unwell for 2 or 3 years prior to his death, the cause of death was internal haemorrhage. He had first come to Chatham, 32 years before and since that time had built a large and successful business as a clothier and draper. He was, apparently of a generous and open hearted disposition. A ardent Liberal in politics and a Director of the Chatham Reform Club. His involvement in public affairs began in 1892, when he was elected for St. John's Ward; he represented this ward up to his death.
He was also a member of the Board of Local Guardians. He leaves a widow, one daughter and four sons.

Principal Probate Registry: Effects, £11, 017 12s

6.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH YOUNG OF CHATHAM
BORN NEWPORT ISLE OF WIGHT NOVEMBER 9th 179[ ]
DIED JULY 27th 1872 IN HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
LIVING FOR EVER WITH THE LORD WHOM HE DEARLY ]
LOVED AND FAITHFULLY AND CHEERFULLY SERVED THROUGH AN
ACTIVE LONG AND CONSTRUCTIVE LIFE

ALSO OF CATHERINE WIDOW OF JOSEPH YOUNG
WHO WAS BORN IN STROOD MAY 4th 1805 AND ENTERED
INTO EVERLASTING REST DECEMBER 6th 1874
IN HOPE OF LIVING FOR EVER WITH THE LORD
ALSO CATHERINE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE YOUNG
BORN AT CHATHAM 12th JUNE 1831 AND DIED AFTER
MUCH ? SUFFERING AT MAIDENHEAD 14th APRIL 1903

1866 Post Office Directory: Grocer and Cheese Monger, 272 High Street.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £9,000

7.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
BENJAMIN JOHN BUCKHURST
WHO DIED AT LUTON NEAR CHATHAM
JUNE 16th 1874 AGED 50 YEARS

ALSO
IN MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF THEODORE
FRANCIS GARRETT AND ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN JOHN AND
ANN ELIZABETH BUCKHURST
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1883
AGED 33 YEARS

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZABETH WIDOW OF
BENJAMIN JOHN BUCKHURST
WHO DIED JULY 24th 1904 AGED 76 YEARS
"They Rest from their Labours"
CATHERINE SOPHIA BUCKHURST DIED AUG 6th 1939 IN HER 88th YEAR

ALSO
WALTER
EDWARD
BENJAMIN JESSE
SELINA JANE
INFANT CHILDREN OF
B.J.& A.E. BUCKHURST
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND

1871 Census: Of Regent's Place, Grazier, 40 acres, employing 2 men.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £3,000

8.   PEDESTALS WITH GIGANTIC FIGURE OF A WOMAN, WITH A BASKET OF FLOWERS AND FLOWERS IN HER HAND. THIS SEEMS TO BE A PORTRAIT OF ANNIE BATCHELLOR, LOOKING RATHER INCONCRUOUS IN CLASSICAL COSTUME AS "FLORA" . THE SCULPTURE IS NOT GOOD, IT IS HEAVY (NOT JUST THE WEIGHT) AND LIFELESS. THE BATCHELLORS LIE UNDER THE COPED STONE.


BATCHELLOR family

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE
WIFE OF RICHARD BATCHELLOR OF DARLAND
DIED OCT 6th 1915 AGED 58 YEARS
"For as the Body without the Spirit is Dead,
So Faith without Works is Dead also" S. James 11v26
ALSO HENRY ARCHIBALD SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC 25th 1931 AGED 53 YEARS

ALSO OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD DAVID BATCHELLOR
BORN SEPT. 7th 1855
DIED JUNE 16th 1937

ALSO
JESSIE ETHEL
BELOVED WIFE OF RICHARD A. C. BATCHELLOR
DIED DECEMBER 14th 1941
AND
RICHARD A. C. BATCHELLOR
DIED SEPT 26th 1967

Richard Batchellor, Senior, 1890 Kelly's Directory, Artesian Well Borer, Mayor of Chatham 1906

SUMMARY OF LONG OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
The obituary writer describes Richard Batchellor, Senior as "...a poor boy who proved himself to be a genius". He became one of the best known artesian well experts in the country and a large landowner in the district.
   Born at Luton, in Chatham, the son of Henry, a well sinker. As a boy he worked on farms and paid the headmaster of Luton School, 2 pence per week to teach him in the evenings.
   In 1872, when he was 16, he was awarded the medal and certificate of the Royal Humane Society, for rescuing a boy from the bottom of an 100 foot well. At 18, he was sent by a London company to Portugal to install deep well pumps. Before he was 20 he owned his own water supply business and had a growing reputation in artesian well engineering. At the age of 19 he had, with his father bored a well for the London, Chatham and Dover at Chatham.
   In 1883 he bored a well for the same company in Gillingham into the Lower Greensand, although some geological opinion doubted that that strata existed there.
   He was contracted to supply water for the Metropolitan Water Board, Metropolitan Asylum Board, Middlesex County Council, Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, British Portland and other cement makers; also for the Daily Telegraph, News Chronicle, Teape Limited, London and other paper mills.; the Savoy Hotel and other hotels; the Lion, Courage, Fremlin, Budden and Biggs and other breweries. (When the buildings of Budden and Biggs were being demolished the transcriber saw the top of this well, from which water was flowing strongly.) He also worked for principal railways, towns, estates, manufacturers. Large waterworks and corporations.
   Two of his boreholes for Gravesend Corporation produced 14 million gallons per day. Batchellor specialised in completing schemes which had been abandoned by lesser engineers as too difficult !
   He married Miss Annie Glover, daughter of Reuben Glover, in Luton in 1877. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Annie Batchellor died in 1915 and Batchellor remarried to Miss Laura Simpson.
   He was appointed Justice of the Peace for the local Division in 1895; he was a member of the West Kent Committee under the Licensing Act, 1910.
   He was High Constable of Chatham, 1897 – 98, and was elected to Chatham's first Town Council and was Mayor of Chatham in 1906–07. He was one of the Rochester Bridge Wardens and Trustee of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and about 1917, presented the hospital with their first X-Ray apparatus.
   He grew hops at Luton and established brickmaking on a large scale, supplying 24 million bricks for the Royal Naval Hospital at Gillingham and 12 million for the Royal Navy Barracks at Chatham.
   He was a Methodists, in earlier years he was a Bible Christian and a Liberal in politics.
   Tributes were paid to Batchellor from the Justices of the local Petty Sessions, one said, "Mr Batchellor was respected by all for the conscientious manner in which he discharged his duties as a magistrate for so many years". A spokesman for the Clerks and staff of the Court, said, "Mr Batchellor had been known to his staff for a good many years and they had always found him kind and courteous to all with whom he came into contact" The Town Clerk, Mr E.B. Lee, speaking on behalf of the solicitors practising at the court, said, "Mr Batchellor was one who had given much of his life in the public good............ he had served the town faithfully and well" Supt. Hickmott said " the police of the Borough felt they had lost areal and true friend and a loyal and good magistrate".Probation Officer, W. J. Bray said, "Mr Batchellor had always been a good friend to the Probation Officers in the court, many times he had come to their aid"

Principal Probate Registry: £112,511 13s 8d

9.   COPED GRANITE STONE

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLIAM AUSTEN
OF CHATHAM
BORN JULY 13th 1814
DIED NOVEMBER 14th 1880

ALSO HIS WIFE
ESTHER
BORN MAY 17th 1813
DIED NOV. 14th 1896

AND
OF
CAROLINE
AUSTEN
HIS DAUGHTER
BORN MARCH 23rd 1850
DIED OCTOBER 27th 1881

ALSO
OF
EMILY ESTHER
HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER
DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1913
AGED 69 YEARS

1871 Census: Army and Navy Contractor.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £3,000

10.   TALL PEDESTAL TOPPED WITH FIGURE OF AN ANGEL

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY JASPER
DIED JULY 11th 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
"Sweet the Sleep she so much Needed,
Free from Suffering, Care and Pain,
Looking on her Face so Peaceful,
Could we wish her Back again"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY JASPER
DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1907
AGED 68 YEARS
"Lead us to Heaven that we may Share,
Fullness of Joy for Ever there,
Lead us to God our final Rest,
To be with Him, for Ever Blest"
ALSO
HENRY WILLIAM JASPER
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 16th 1915
AGED 55 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN BATHSHEBA JASPER
DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1883
AGED 73 YEARS
"For now He giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO
ELIZABETH THORPE
DIED MAY 24th 1898
AGED 88 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
HENRY & SUSANNAH JASPER
CLARA
DIED JULY 8th 1875
AGED 7 YEARS & 11 MONTHS
"Folded in the Saviour's Arms,
Safe from every Snare"
ALSO
FLORENCE MARY
DIED MARCH 29th 1879
AGED 1 YEAR
"Though lost to Sight, to Memory ever Dear"
ALSO
STANLEY CHARLES
DIED JULY 9th 1880
AGED 6 MONTHS
"For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO
ALBERT EDWARD
DIED DECEMBER 27th 1893
AGED 21 YEARS

Henry Jasper, Senior, 1890 Kelly's Directory, Fancy Bread and Biscuit Baker, 26, 123, 240 & 270 Chatham High Street

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
"Chatham has lost one of it's most energetic and enterprising businessmen by the death of Mr Henry Jasper".
   It seems that he died from complications following a fractured leg which occurred in the previous year.
   Jasper was what is now called a "workaholic", he rarely took holidays , so devoted was he to his business interests. He was an enterprising individual, utilising all modern appliances. He was a partner in two London bakeries, moving to London for five years in order to be more closely involved. In 1894 he returned to Strood, where he eventually died at his residence, Lynwood.
  
He was quick to realise the potential of electricity and was principal shareholder in a business supplying electricity to Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. But in the light of numerous problems the business was abandoned . The Gillingham plant was taken over by that Corporation, Chatham and Rochester authorities declined to take over their portions and these were transferred to the Kent Electric Power Company.
   Jasper was not deeply involved in local politics but he was a member of the old Court Leet of Chatham and in 1880–82 was High Constable of Chatham. He was a Liberal.
   For some years he was a Deacon of both the Ebeneezer Church Chatham and the Vines Church in Rochester.
   He has 12 children, 7 of whom survived him, 5 daughters and 2 sons.

Principal Probate Registry: £97, 603 0s 4d. Henry Junior, £5,267 16s

11.   VOLUTED STONE, ERODED

[                        ]
HENRY ALEXANDER
NEWCOMB
OF CHATHAM
BORN 10th MAY 1812 DIED 10th DAY OF APRIL 1874
Illegible Verses
ALSO
ELIZABETH SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[                           ] DIED AUG. 19th 1877
Illegible Verse

1873 Post Office Directory: Frederick and Henry Newcomb, Outfitters, 101 High Street

12.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN PARSONS
BUILDER OF CHATHAM
DIED 1st JULY 1875
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH
HIS WIDOW
DIED 7th NOVEMBER 1880
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN HENRY
ONLY SON OF
JOHN WM & SARAH E. FRANCIS
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1881 (SUDDENLY)
AGED 10 YEARS

13.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY WELLSTEED
WHO DIED [                ] FAITH AND HOPE
[                             ] IN MORNING
[                                                   ]
[                         APRIL 1st ?1877
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE

14.   RED GRANITE COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE WIFE OF JAMES BREEZE
BORN DECEMBER 1823 DIED JANUARY
"Gone Home"

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES BREEZE
WHO FELL ASLEEP [    ] DECEMBER 1899
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"

ALSO
MARY
BREEZE
ONLY SISTER OF
JAMES BREEZE
WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1907
AGED 83 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

James Breeze, Councillor on Chatham Council, 1873 Post Office Directory and 1881 Census, Landlord of the York Tavern and Railway Inn, Ordnance Place.

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
James Breeze died from heart disease. Born in Queenborough, where his father was a non conformist minister. He lived in London and Windsor before settling in Chatham. When a young man he was in charge of the canteen at Fort Pitt, Chatham and proprietor of the York Hotel, Chatham, where he remained for 30 years.
   He had been a member of the Local Board of Health and until a month before his death, was Councillor for St. John's Ward. He served for 24 years on the Medway Board of Guardians and 18 years was a member of the Chatham Local Guardians and was for 7 years prior to his death, a director of the local Water Works. He was a member of the old Court Leet of Chatham and in 1874 was High Constable of Chatham; he was a "staunch" Conservative. "To many the deceased gentleman probably appeared to be somewhat brusque in his manner, but those who knew him best can testify as to his kind and charitable disposition".
   Tribute from the Mayor, ".......Mr Breeze was nearly thirty years on the governing body of the borough, and up to within the last year of two no one paid greater attention to his duties than he did"
   The Chairman of the Medway Board, Mr Stigant, said, "........ he never knew a man of more generous disposition than Mr Breeze......"
   Mr Hill of the Medway Board, said, "........he had known Mr Breeze for 50 years or more and a more genial good natured man never lived".
   The Board Chairman said, "........never once had Mr Mr Breeze candidature for public office been rejected by the electors--- a unique record for the town where party feelings ran so high".

Principal Probate Registry: £7,912 9s 1d

15.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MULLINGER
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1871
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO ANN WIDOW OF WILLIAM HIGGINS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JANUARY [ ]

ALSO OF
REBECCA WIFE OF EDWARD MULLINGER
BORN 22nd DECEMBER 1803 DIED 1st JUNE 18[78]
"In Thy Presence is the Fullness of Joy"
ALSO EDWARD MULLINGER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
BORN DECEMBER 1799 DIED 17th OCTOBER 1886
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

ALSO
OF
ELIZABETH JANE
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD & REBECCA MULLINGER
BORN DEC 10th 1835 DIED NOV 1st 1912

ALSO
OF
SARAH BATE
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD & REBECCA MULLINGER
BORN 13th JAN 183[   ] DIED OCT 14th 1900

Edward Mullinger, Principal Probate Registry: £162

16.   VOLUTED STONE

[                                ]
GABRIEL FRENCH
WHO DIED THE [    ] DAY OF MAY 1873
AGED [5]6 YEARS
(Illegible Verses)
ALSO OF MARIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th? JUNE 18[73]
AGED 21 YEARS
(Illegible Verse)
ALSO OF
SARAH HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GABRIEL FRENCH
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1881
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN FRENCH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN BERMUDA
JANUARY 3rd 1884?
AGED 32 ? YEARS

1838 Wright's Directory, Pharmacist 293 High Street; 1873 Post Office Directory, as 1838
Principal Probate Registry: Under £1,500. Will passed to the P.P.R. In 1881.

17.   TALL PEDESTAL WITH URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM
THOMAS COOPER
WHO
ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 13th 1910
AGED 70 YEARS
"Sudden Death, Sudden Glory"
ALSO HIS WIFE
REBECCA ANN
WHO
ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 29th 1936
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OF
CHARLES HENRY
THE YOUNGER SON OF
WILLIAM THOMAS
AND
REBECCA ANN COOPER
DIED 17th FEB 1913
AGED 18 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

1890 Kelly's Directory, Butcher 227 High Street.

 

SECTIONS J, K AND N   THERE IS NO INDICATION ON THE GROUND OF THESE
                                                SECTIONS, SO THEY ARE TREATED AS ONE


SECTION J, K & N FROM THE NORTH

 

18.   VOLUTED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KEATING CUNNINGHAM
LATE OF 35 ROBERT STREET, CHELSEA
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S BODYGUARD AT ST. JAMES
HE SERVED WITH THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
OF 1839 – 1843 ON BOARD H.M.S. TERROR
UNDER ADMIRAL SIR JAMES C. CROSS AND THE
LATE CAPTAIN R.M. CROZIER, R.N.
DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE BARNFIELD HOUSE
GILLINGHAM 28th NOVEMBER 1884
AGED 72 YEARS
DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS DEVOTED SORROWING WIDOW
AND REGRETTED BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 2nd 1890
AGED 71 YEARS
"For He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

19.   CRUCIFORM COPED STONE

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF SARAH PIPER
DEEPLY MOURNED
WHO DIED 18th FEBY. 1895 AGED 80 YEARS
"Gone but but Forgotten"

1861 Census: Millwright at Gillingham; 1881 Census: Retired Millwright also in Gillingham, born Chatham
Principal Probate Registry: £143

20.   CRUCIFORM COPED RED GRANITE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA CATHERINE WIFE OF HENRY THOMAS R.N.
BORN 4th SEPTEMBER 1824 DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1893
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY THOMAS
BORN 1[   ] APRIL 1820 DIED DIED 8th MARCH 1903
ALSO MARIA CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 8th OCTOBER 1858 DIED 26th DECEMBER 1860
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND

ALSO JACOB JAMES THOMAS CHIEF ENGINEER R.N.P.
SON
BORN AUGUST [ ] 1861 DIED AUGUST 3rd 1894
ALSO HENRY JOHN MASTER ARTIFICER ? R.N.
ELDER SON
BORN DECEMBER 29th 1853 DIED AT SEA MAY 26th 1907
ALSO SOPHIA ANN THOMAS DAUGHTER
BORN NOVEMBER? 1858 ? DIED FEBRUARY [ ] 1935

21.   HIGH COPED STONE

RALPH CARR
LATE CAPTAIN ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
DIED APRIL 26th 1873 AGED 78 YEARS
THIS TOMB IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS NEPHEW
W. S. CARR STANDISH

Principal Probate Registry: Under £800

22.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WILLIAM
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND
OF
LILIAN CHURCH
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 13th 1895
AGED 29
"Not our Will but Thine be Done"

Principal Probate Registry: £1,978 1s 6d

23.   SEMI CIRCULAR CRUCIFORM COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WALTER THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF HARRIETT WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP ON MARCH 7th 1908 IN HIS 61st YEAR
"Jesus Liver of my Soul"
ALSO THE ABOVE HARRIETT WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP ON FEBRUARY 18th 1923 AGED 75 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELLEN WELLS
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1911 AGED 57 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

1881 Census: Baker 42 Luton Road

24.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN GEORGE WELLS
WHO PEACEFULLY ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 26th 1889
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN GEORGE WELLS
WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1897 AGED 78 YEARS

ALSO EMMA ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN G. AND MARY A. WELLS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST NOVEMBER 27th 1921
AGED 72 YEARS

1881 Census and 1874 Post Office Directory, Baker 7 Fair Row, Chatham

25.   FOUR STEPPED LEDGERS AND HORIZONTAL CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES WITHECOMB OF CHATHAM AND STROOD
BORN 3rd DECEMBER 1805 DIED 1st JULY 1892
ALSO MARY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE CHARLES WITHECOMB
BORN 20th OCTOBER 1816 DIED 11th JANUARY 1897

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
ELLEN (NELLIE) YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF CHARLES AND MARY WITHECOMB
BORN AUGUST 20th 1857 FELL ASLEEP NEW YEAR'S MORN 1888
ALSO
ELIZABETH SARAH
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLES AND MARY WITHECOMB
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1847
ENTERED INTO REST APRIL 28th 1906

1874 Post Office Directory, at Strood, Leather Seller; 1881 Census and 1890 Kelly's Directory, 6 Fair Row, Chatham, Leather Seller and Currier. Agent for Whittington Life Insurance.

26.   SIMILAR TO 25 (GREY GRANITE)

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
GEORGE ROBBINS VINEY THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY VINEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 24th 1813 AGED 73 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY WIDOW OF GEORGE ROBBINS VINEY
DIED 1st APRIL 1928 AGED 86 YEARS

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Alderman Viney died from heart failure. He was born in Rochester and educated at the Mathematical School of that city. He was apprenticed to the late Councillor, John Cole, Pawnbroker and Silversmith in Rochester.
   Viney started his own business with George Stevens in 1865 and retired in 1895.
   He was said to be a man of a genial and generous disposition. "In every way he was fair and straight forward to everybody, and was one of the best type of citizen."
   He was elected to Chatham Town Council for St. John's Ward in 1891, elected an Alderman in 1902 and for a further 6 years in 1908 and was Mayor of Chatham in 1899. During his mayoralty the new Town Hall was opened by Lord Roseberry (January 1900). He was involved in the administration of the Poor Law and was a member of the Board of Guardians, 1893 – 98.
   Director of a Water Works Company from 1899 and held several other public offices.
A strong Conservative, he was Chairman of the Chatham Constitutional Club. A churchwarden of St. John's Church and also involved in many Friendly Societies, the Chatham Nursing Association, St. Bartholomew's Hospital and other charitable organizations.
Interested in sport, especially cricket.
He married the elder daughter of Charles Withecomb, (see no. 25).
The Mayor, William Paine, paid tribute and spoke of "his genial manner and kindness of heart".
From Alderman Whyman, "......they all knew that the kindness of Alderman and Mrs Viney was proverbial"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Pawnbroker, 213 Chatham High Street
Principal Probate Registry: £5,798 11s 10d

27.   VOLUTED STONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN BUSH
WHO DIED 5th OF JANUARY 1895
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1913
AGED 87 YEARS

1881 Census: Retired Builder, 98 Luton Road
Principal Probate Registry: £385 10s 10d

28.   COPED STONE

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF G. W. JARVIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 2nd 1889
AGED 53 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE SOPHIA JARVIS ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 7th 1906 AGED 48 YEARS

ALSO IN EVER LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE WILLIAM JARVIS
(BEST OF FATHERS)
ENTERED INTO REST DECEMBER 15th 1904
AGED 81 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
"I heard the voice of Jesus saying,
"Come unto me and Rest""

1890 Kelly's Directory, Baker of 31 Best Street ?

29.   CRUCIFORM COPED RED GRANITE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED THOMAS RANDALL
BORN MAY 1st 1844 DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1893

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
WIDOW OF ALFRED THOMAS RANDALL
AND THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLES & MARY WITHECOMB
DIED DECEMBER 21st 1902 AGED 53 YEARS

1881 Census: Auctioneer, 338 High Street
Principal Probate Registry: £128 14s 7d

30.   PEDESTALS AND TALL "CELTIC" CROSS

IN EVER DEAR MEMORY OF
HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH SPURRIER
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1899 AGED 56 YEARS
"Could Love have stayed thee thou hast never Fled"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SPURRIER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPT. 2nd 1906 AGED AGED 56
"Wherefore should we Weep,
Not our ? The Dear all His,
And God's Beloved Sleep,
In Heaven's Gate of Bliss."

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry Spurrier died of complications following surgery. He had lived in Chatham only for five years, taking over the "Sun Hotel", Chatham, in 1884. Before this he ran an hotel at Deal, ("The Black Horse"), prior to this he was in the slate business at Folkestone.
   His time at the "Sun" was so successful that he purchased the freehold recently, he had also run the "Mitre Hotel", also in Chatham.
   Six years before his death, he was elected to Chatham Council for St. Mary's Ward, he was a Conservative, but not dogmatically so. He was for some time on the Board of Guardians; he was a Director of the Rochester and Chatham Savings Bank and a Director of the Chatham Constitutional Club.
   Tribute from the Mayor of Chatham, ".....not only had the family been deprived of a good husband and excellent father, but the Borough had lost a good citizen, whose memory would be cherished by his colleagues on the council and by his brother tradesmen ("hear, hear")"

31.  TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND DRAPED URN, STONE POSTS AND "IRON" ROPE


FILLEY monument

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
CATHERINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HENRY FILLEY
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
MAY 29th 1898
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED HENRY FILLEY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPT. 21st 1909
AGED 66 YEARS
"And he was Not, for God Took him

SUMMARY OF CHATHAM OBSERVER OBITUARY
Filley died of heart failure at his home, "Belle View", New Road, Chatham.
   Born in Gillingham in August 1843, the son of a Fisherman who was prominent in the Rochester Oyster Fishery, the first man from the area to visit Falmouth and Dartmouth to buy "spats" to lay in the River Medway, spending £1,000 in one season. He was also salesman for the Oyster Fishery at Billingsgate Market.
    Alfred was apprenticed to the late Mr Andrews, Carpenter and Joiner, whose business was under St. Margaret's Banks, Rochester. When his time was served he was employed by John Foord for a year and assisted in building the Royal Marine Officers Quarters.
   He took over the "Amalgamation Inn" in Strood; after a time he left and started a furniture business, also in Strood. He also attained a valuer's and estate agent's license. In 1882 he moved to Layfield Row, Gillingham for his children's health. At this time he started a building business in Gundulph Road, Chatham. The first project of his new company was Admiralty Terrace at Wood Street, Brompton. He built a number of houses in New Road, Chatham, including Catherine Villa, where he lived for some years. He built houses at Mid Kent Terrace and 100 houses and the "Greyhound" public house, in Rochester Avenue, all in Rochester. When he died he still owned 42 of these houses.
   He was appointed agent for Meux's Brewery in 1891.
   A member of the Medway Board of Guardians since 1895 and he was Director of the Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester Water Company; in 1901 he was appointed Mayor's Bailiff of the Rochester Fishery and was a Freeman of the river.
   In 1866 he married Catherine Castle and had 3 sons and 4 daughters, who survive him, his wife died in 1898and he remarried in 1900 to Miss Coleman. He was a lover of sports, especially cricket and football.
   "...A man of considerable business ability, the late Mr Filley owed much of his success in life to his perseverance and grit"
   "Much of his spare time was spent in his garden among his roses of which he was very proud. He had a kindly disposition ...... displayed by his generous treatment of the aged fishermen and the poor widows of freemen of the river".
   ".....For several years past it has been his custom to entertain these old people in the Guildhall and to make them monetary presents........" (at Christmas time).

Principal Probate Registry: £30,884 14s 1d

32.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd NOVEMBER 1876
AGED 58 YEARS
THE DECEASED WAS FOR 25 YEARS ONE OF THE CORONERS FOR KENT

ALSO
ELIZABETH BECK HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] JULY 1886
AGED 7[9] YEARS

ALSO
ANNE HILLS
WHO DIED 9th MARCH 1870 ?
AGED [    ] YEARS

ALSO
MARY SARAH
HILLS DAUGHTER
AUG. 11th 1880?

1874 Post Office Directory: Solicitor, New Road, Clerk to Board of Health and Burial Board.
Principal Probate Registry: Under £20,000

33.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COL. A.A.R. WOLRIGE
LATE BARRACK MASTER R.M.L.I
WHO DIED 11th JULY 1881 IN HIS 95th YEAR
A TRIBUTE OF LOVE FROM HIS WIFE AND
CHILDREN
ALSO FLEMINA WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1888 IN HER 83rd YEAR
"The Storm of Life is Over" "She has Entered into Rest"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES 2nd SON OF LIEUT. COL. A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 1884 AGED 57 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN AUSTRALIA
ALSO ALFRED 8th SON OF THE ABOVE A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 28th JUNE 1893 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA 2nd DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE A.A.R. AND FLEMINA WOLRIGE
WHO DIED 29th NOV. 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

Principal Probate Registry: Lt. Col. Wolrige, of Gibraltar Terrace, £2,395 13s; Alfred Wolrige, of Whittaker's Terrace, Gentleman, £138.

34.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN HENRY JENNINGS
WHO DIED SEPT. 9th 1914
AGED 43 YEARS
"Grant Him, O Lord, Eternal Rest and may
Perpetual Light Shine upon Him"

1911 Census: Meat Contractor's Agent. (Unmarried)

35.   PINK GRANITE COPED

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA GOLD
THE LOVING WIFE OF OLIVER WHEATON
WHO WAS CALLED HOME IN HER SLEEP
JANUARY 20th 1916 IN HER 75th YEAR
"At Rest in Jesus"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OLIVER WHEATON
FEBRUARY 11th 1925 IN HIS 83rd YEAR
"Fear not for He has Redeemed Thee"

ALSO
OF
ANNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
R.C. GOLD
WHO FELL ASLEEP
NOV. 29th 1922
AGED 55 YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved"

ALSO
OF
RICHARD
CHARLES GOLD
WHO FELL ASLEEP
MARCH 6th 1928
AGED 63 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Oliver Wheaton, Grocer, 329 High Street; Principal Probate Registry: Of New Road, £4,132 16s 6d. 1911 Census: Richard Gold, Draughtsman, (Ship), H.M. Dockyard. Principal Probate Registry: Of Delce Road, £1,690 5s 7d.

36.   GRANITE PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN HOLAND
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM KING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
JANY. 1St 1911 IN HER 59th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SIMMONDS KING
LIEUT. 1st HERTS. REGT.
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED [Obscured by heavy fallen cross] 1917
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM KING J.P.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON OCTOBER 14th 1937
IN HIS 89th YEAR

SUMMARY OF THE OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
One of the first members of Gillingham Council, retired builder, William King died at his house, "Deolali" , Maidstone Road, Chatham., after 2 weeks illness.
   For the Last 28 years he was a Director of the Chatham Reliance Building Society and, from about 1929, was Chairman. He was also Vice Chairman of the Chatham Water Works Company. Appointed a J. P. in 1914, the oldest magistrate in the country. One of the Rochester Bridge Wardens and on the Board of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester.
   He was a member of the Chatham Bowling Club and Chatham Masonic Club. In his younger days, he was a member of the Kent Artillery Volunteers and, in 1873 won first prize in the carbine shooting competition. Survived by a son, George and a daughter (surname illegible).

37.   SEMI CIRCULAR, CRUCIFORM STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT EVERITT
WHO DIED JUNE 29th 1909 IN HIS 64th YEAR
"He brought down my Strength in my Journey and Shortened my Days"

THIS STONE WAS
ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW
THE FAMILY GRAVE OF A.M. EVERITT
AND HER GRANDCHILDREN DAY

1881 Census: Engine Fitter of Best Town, Cage Lane

38.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
HENRY JOHN FILLEY
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
ARCHIBALD AND ALICE PEARSON
WHO DIED MAY 24th 1907
AGED 34 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARCHIBALD BROWN PEARSON
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 21st 1908
AGED 62 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE ALICE HANNAH
BELOVED WIFE OF
AGOSTINO PELLEGRINI
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1925
IN HER 74th YEAR
"God be with you until we Meet again"

SUMMARY OF INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ARCHIBALD PEARSON THE CHATHAM NEWS
The inquest was held at the Guildhall, Rochester. The Coroner was J.M. Stedman and the Jury Foreman, George Bennett.
   Pearson was a well known resident of Chatham and the owner of considerable property.
   His body was found in the River Medway off the Esplanade Pier, the previous Tuesday morning. Pearson had left home at 6.45 a.m., for walk before breakfast, apparently in a good mood.
   Alice Pearson, the widow, said that her husband was formerly a Licensed Victualler and owned houses. He was in good health but earlier in the year had been unwell with influenza.
   The Coroner asked Mrs Pearson if her husband suffered with depression, Mrs Pearson said he did a little during the influenza. The Coroner asked if there were any other troubles, Mrs Pearson said that they had lost a daughter in May, the previous year. Mr Pearson was, naturally affected by this. She had not found any note from her husband in the house. The Coroner asked if he had ever said he was tired of life, Mrs Pearson said never.
   In reply to the Foreman, Mrs Pearson said it was not unusual for her husband to go for early morning walks before breakfast.
   Richard Egan of Thomas Street, Rochester, found Pearson's body, face down on the mud and covered by the water, 5 or 6 feet from the pier, the tide was 1½ hours from full ebb. The Corner asked witness if the steps from the pier were slippery, Egan said that they were.
   Foreman of the Jury added that the steps and flats (pontoons), were slippery and it was easy to slip over.
   P.C. Lipscombe went to the pier with P.C. Blakeley and assisted in taking the body to the City Mortuary. In the pockets were some notes addressed to deceased, one from a tenant asking for more time to pay rent.
   Dr. A.T. Franklyn Brown , Police Surgeon, saw the body at 08.30. Deceased had entered water alive and death was due to drowning. Mrs Pearson identified the stick and hat found on the pier as her husband's, which he had when he left the house.
   The Coroner summed up and expressed his sympathy to Mrs Pearson.
   An Open Verdict was delivered, there being no evidence to show how deceased got into the river.
  The Foreman expressed sympathy to the family and said he had known the deceased for 20 years, he always found him to be a "very agreeable man".
   The Coroner had also known the deceased for many years and the death came as a great surprise to him.

1881 Census: Archibald Pearson, Retired Smith, (wife Alice) 35 New Road, Chatham.
Principal Probate Registry: Effects £4,377 11s 4d

OBITUARY OF AGOSTINO PELLEGRINI IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
"Mr A Pellegrini
Chatham has lost a familiar personality in the death, at the age of 77, of Mr Agostino Pellegrini, of 45 Gerard Avenue, Rochester.
   Of Italian birth, Mr Pellegrini had been a resident of the district for over 60 years and was naturalised in 1927. A modeller by profession, his work included the repair and renovation of the Crucifix and Stations of the Cross at St. Michael's, Chatham, to which church he was a generous benefactor.
   He was especially well – known as a member of the Chatham Bowling Club and the Chatham Constitutional Club and took part in the Davis Cup Competition.
   His wife predeceased him about ten years ago (sic) and he is survived by two sons.
   The funeral took place at Chatham Old Cemetery on Monday, preceded by a service at St. Michael's Church where the Rector (the Rev. Cannon T. Ryan) officiated. The Rev. Father D.W. Casey performed the last sad rite at the interment.
   The mourners were Messrs Ernest and Leonard Pellegrini (sons), Leo Pellegrini (nephew), Henry Cheetham and Robert Flood (brothers in law) and George Groves (nephew)."

39.   TALL PEDESTAL AND ANGEL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN SMITH
WHO DIED AT "INGLESIDE"
APRIL 8th 1899 AGED 49
"To be with God, which ids Far Better"
ALSO
TO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE
AUGUSTA
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1932
AGED 76
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
EDWIN SMITH
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1944 AGED 95
"Awaiting the Reunion"

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELSIE SMITH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
EDWIN SMITH
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1883
DIED NOVEMBER 16th 1946
AND OF
ELLEN MAY
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN SMITH
DIED APRIL 4th 1949
AGED 67 YEARS
"At Rest"

1881 Census: Grocer and Wine Merchant, High Street

40.   COPED STONE

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY FOSTER
BORN 9th FEBRUARY 1819
DIED 9th MAY 1885

IN MEMORY OF
JANE
THE WIFE OF
HENRY FOSTER
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1884
AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Book Seller, Stationer, Printer and owner of the Chatham News.
1881 Census: Of 31 Luton Road, employer of 8 men.

41.   ROCKS AND CROSS

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WM.
CHALMERS
DIED NOV. 17th 1918
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
"Rest in the Lord"

MAY AND HILDA
CHALMERS
AGED 24 YEARS
1901 AGED 21 YEARS
"They were Lovely and
Pleasant in Life and in Death
They were not Divided"

1882 Kelly's Directory: Ironmonger and Oilman, 294 High Street.

42.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA BOXALL
WHO PASSED FROM THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1903
AGED 50 YEARS
"Her Children Arise up and call her Blessed,
Her Husband also and he Praiseth Her"
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND
CHARLES EDWARD BOXALL
FOR MANY YEARS HEADMASTER OF
ST. JOHN'S BOYS' SCHOOL
WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 1923
IN HIS 70th YEAR
"Father into thy Hands"
"Snapped the Heart Strings, but Melodies still,
In Memories come, our sad Hearts to Fill,
Each Sunrise and each Sunset brings nearer the Time,
When we too, shall be hearing the Paradise Chime,
And know Sweet Reunion in Love Divine"
ALSO OF FRANK STUART BOXALL
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DIED IN HIS 72nd YEAR
27th JUNE 1956

43.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
ALFRED THORTON
BORN 15th NOVEMBER 1830
DIED 24th JANUARY 1896
"Tis Jesus calls me on,
To Perfect Faith and Love,
To Perfect Hope and Peace and Trust,
For Earth and Heaven Above"
ALSO OF CAROLINE THORTON
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 6th 1925
AGED 91 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".
ALSO OF CLEMEMT THORNTON
WHO FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 14th 1850
AGED 74 YEARS

1881 Census: 2 Fowle's Place, Tailor, employing 2 boys

44.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK ALEXANDER BRIGGS
WHO PASSED AWAY AT BRIGHTON
NOV. 15th 1900
AGED 35 YEARS
"Rest in the Lord"
ALSO
MARGARET ROSE BRIGGS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT BRIGHTON
12th MARCH 1932
AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO
CYRIL FREDERICK
DIED JUNE 30th 1895
AGED 6 MONTHS
AND
ALBERT FREDERICK
DIED DEC. 15th 1896
AGED 7 DAYS
CHILDREN OF
FREDERICK & ROSE BRIGGS

ALSO
FREDERICK ALBERT
BRIGGS
WHO WAS
KILLED WHILE? AT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
JUNE ? 8Th 1930
AGED 33 YEARS

45.   COPED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN MULDER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 7th JUNE 1894
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JOHN MULDER
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th FEBRUARY 1927
IN HIS 84th YEAR

ALSO EMILY LOUISA MULDER
WHO PASSED AWAY 28th JUNE 1954
AGED 88 YEARS
THE MOST DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN MULDER

1891 Census: Licensed Victualler

46.   COPED STONE

ROSE ANNIE DAUGHTER
1st DECEMBER 1954 AGED 81 YEARS

ALSO EDITH CAROLINE JANE
DAUGHTER OF J.C. WILDISH
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1905 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO ADE MARIE
DAUGHTER OF J.C. WILDISH
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1907 AGED 27 YEARS

47.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FLORENCE ELLEN GRACE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPTEMBER 4th 1912
AGED 49 YEARS
"Where is Death's Sting, where Grave's Victory "

48.   DISPLACED PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE LAW THORP
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
1st MARCH 1908 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
[GEORGE LAW THORP]
[WHO FELL ASLEEP]
[ 1909]
[AGED 77 YEARS]

ALSO THEIR SON
FREDERICK WILLIAM
DIED 28th JUNE 1902 AGED 29
INTERRED AT ALLINGTON
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
CLARRISA MAY THORP
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1923
AGED 54 YEARS

ALSO OF THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER
ROSE HELEN MARY McCAUD
WHO DIED 3rd OCT. 1924
IN HER 26th YEAR

49.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARY GIFFORD
(WHEATLEY)
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1911
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EDWARD NICHOL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
JANE GIFFORD
WHO DIED MAY 5th 1942
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1963
AGED 89 YEARS

50.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD EWART
BILLINGHURST
DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1900 AGED 45 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"
ALSO OF
JOHN THOMAS BILLINGHURST
WHO DIED [ ] 1903 AGED 65 YEARS
AND OF EDITH ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th JAN. 1949 AGED 82 YEARS

1891 Census: Edward Ewart, Licensed Victualler, Hardstown. 1901 Census: John, Licensed Victualler, Licensed Victualler, Coleman Street.

51.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEVOTED MOTHER
ANN JANE BARNES
WHO DIED 1916 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF HER DEAR CHILDREN
THOMAS WILLIAM BARNES
DIED 1893 AGED 23 YEARS
ELIZABETH BARNES
DIED 1898 AGED 12 YEARS
HENRY JOHN BARNES
DIED 1898 AGED 26 YEARS
ANNIE JANE DOWLING
DIED 1907 AGED 28 YEARS
ROBERT JAMES BARNES
DIED 1919 AGED 43 YEARS

ALSO ERNEST ALBERT SON OF WILLIAM ERNEST BARNES DIED 8th JUNE 1939 AGED 21 YEARS

1891 Census: Thomas and Henry Labourer in Shipyard, 1911 Census: Robert, Coach Builder (Rail) at Ashford?

52.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCIS FURMIN
DIED 22nd JAN. 1905
AGED 66
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 3rd JULY 1919
AGED 77
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

53.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERIC VINCENT GODFREY BIRD
COLONEL COMMANDANT
CHATHAM DIVISION ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 29th DECEMBER 1899
AND OF ANNE NARCISSE BLISE HIS WIFE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 23rd JANUARY 1900
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

ALSO TO THEIR THIRD SON
LENNOX GODFREY BIRD D.S.O., O.B.E.
LATE COMMANDANT H.K.V.D.C.
WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1954
ALSO JEAN LENNOX BIRD
DAUGHTER OF LENNOX GODFREY BIRD

FUNERAL OF COL. BIRD AS REPORTED IN THE TIMES
"The remains of Colonel – Commandant Frederick Vincent Godfrey Bird of the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines, who died on Friday from paralysis, were interred with full military honours in Chatham Cemetery yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of people. The funeral cortθge was headed by a firing party of Royal Marines, numbering 400 rank and file under the command of Colonel Chapman. The coffin was carried on a gun carriage, drawn by six horses, and was followed by the family mourners, the officers, warrant officers, and non commissioned officers of the division, together with many naval and military officers, including Admiral Sir Nathaniel Bowda-Smith, Commander in Chief at the Nore, Rear Admiral S.C. Holland, Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard, Major General G.H.T. Colwell, etc."

54.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ALBERT EVELYN HOUGHTON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO WAS KILLED BY A FALL FROM HIS HORSE
16th SEPTEMBER 1899 AGED 43 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

SUMMARY OF INQUEST IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
"One of the most popular officers of the district", was taking part in a Brigade Drill of the Royal Marines on the Great Lines. His horse became restive, probably alarmed by the sound of gunfire. Trying to pull the horse up, Houghton was thrown, striking his head and sustaining a serious injury. He was taken to the Melville Hospital and died that afternoon. Houghton was a bachelor, who lived with his sister at Royal Marines Terrace. He was the son of the late William Houghton, a Surgeon and was born on 25th June 1856.
He joined the Royal Marines in 1873 as a Lieutenant and was a Lieutenant Colonel by 1898, he had no war service.
   The Coroner at the inquest at the above hospital was Mr W.J. Harris, the Jury Foreman was Mr J. Brown. Mr R.A. Arnold represented the Admiralty and Col. Adair the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines.
   Dr. Thorne, a cousin by marriage, identified the body.
   Private George Rendell was groom to the deceased, he said the horse "took charge" and the deceased was trying to control it when he fell. The Coroner asked last witness, "what did the character of the horse ?"; Rendell replied, "it was very quiet in the stables....... it had the habit of putting it's head between it's legs".
Coroner, "Have you known it to shy before ?"; Rendell, "it shied a little but not very much". Col. Houghton had had the horse about 9 months and was aware of the horse's peculiarities.
   Juror Mr W. Savage asked about a rumour that this was the same horse that threw and killed Col. Heggate?
   The Coroner said that the horse had been bought from Col Heggate but was not the same horse.
   Col. Adair stated that the horse was in the habit of putting it's head between it's legs and was difficult to pull up. Mr W. Senter, Surgeon, gave evidence that the skull was fractured at it's base and deceased died at 1.40 p.m.; cause of death was the fracture and haemorrhage, deceased did not recover consciousness, so did not suffer.
   Verdict of the Jury, "Accidental Death".
   The Coroner remarked that this was the 4th officer of the garrison to died as the result of an accident in the last few months.

55.   PEDESTALS AND TALL CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST FREDERIC DAVID
CAPT. & BREVET LIEUT. COLONEL
R.M.L.I. & EGYPTIAN ARMY
BORN NOVEMBER 19th 1862
ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 30th 1898
"God shall wipe away all Tears from their Eyes,
[                                                                      ]
[                                                                      ]
"O Happy Saint for ever Blest,
At Jesus feet how Safe you Rest"

56.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HILDA
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR H.H. ROBERTS ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO PASSED AWAY 26th OCTOBER 1897
[                                                                       ]

RITA
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN & MRS H.H. ROBERTS
BORN AND DIED 16th JULY 1896
"Suffer Little Children to come unto Me"

57.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS, LARGE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN SOPHIA
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND HARRIET PLUMMER
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1887
IN HER 20th YEAR
"She Sleeps in Jesus"
ALSO
JAMES W. PLUMMER
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
SHIP'S STEWARD H.M.S. SNIPE? WHO DROWNED AT CHINA
BY THE CAPSIZING OF A BOAT IN A BLIZZARD
30th JANUARY 1903
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
FRED PLUMMER
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 18th 1905
IN HIS 24th YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES PLUMMER
DIED OCTOBER? 1908
AGED 69 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF
HARRIET PLUMMER
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1909
AGED 62 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
ALSO JOHN THOMAS
SON OF THE ABOVE
J. AND H. PLUMMER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1920
AGED 36 YEARS

ALSO OF THOMAS ALBERT WHO FELL ASLEEP 22nd NOVEMBER 1929 AGED ? YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGINA GILBERT DIED 1st JUNE 1955 AGED 83 YEARS

1881 Census: James Plummer, Beer House Keeper, "Halfway House", Enon Place.
1882 Kelly's Directory: Beer Retailer, 99 Brook

58.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN ISAIAH POPE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
NOVEMBER 24th
1910
IN HER 82nd YEAR
[ALSO JOHN ISAIAH POPE]
WHO DIED 1921]
[AGED 90 YEARS]

ALSO
ALICE AMELIA
POPE
WHO PASSED AWAY
APRIL 26th 1953
AGED 84 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"

ALSO
FLORA POPE
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
J.I. AND M. POPE
WHO DIED 31st MAY 1930
AGED 59 YEARS

1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory, John Isaiah Pope, Inspector of Weights and Measures

59.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BENNETT ROBSON
BORN 28th AUGUST 1837
ENTERED INTO REST 17th JULY 1898
ALSO
GEORGE JAMES ROBSON
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN 24th DEC 1870
FELL ASLEEP 8th JAN 1871
ALSO
ANNIE ELIZA ROBSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 17th JAN 1872
PASSED TO REST 11th APRIL 1885
ALSO ELIZA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE BENNETT ROBSON
BORN 13th MAY 1840
ENTERED INTO REST 10th MARCH 1924
ALSO
CLARA EMILY ROBSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 2nd JUNE 1874
ENTERED INTO REST 23rd FEBRUARY 1950
AND MARY ALICE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AT REST 15th MARCH 1958
AGED 91 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, Relieving Officer, No. 1 District, Medway Union, 22 Brougham Place

60.   TALL PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY
OF
SELINA
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
JOHN CASS
OF STOCKTON ON TEES AND CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 14th NOVEMBER 1895
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN CASS
WHO DIED THE 28th APRIL 1869
AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
"Make them to be numbered with,
Thy Saints in Glory Everlasting"
ALSO ELIZA MARY COOPER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN CASS
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1944 AGED 88 YEARS

61.   TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMILY SUSANNAH
WIFE OF
MR THOMAS MASON
RHODE STREET, CHATHAM
WHO DIED
29th AUGUST 1882
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS MASON
WHO DIED
2nd DECEMBER 1891
IN HIS 59th YEAR
ALSO OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1910
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO NELLIE MASON
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1915
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS EDWARD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AND ELDEST SON OF E.S. AND T. MASON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1919
AGED 58 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory, Thomas Mason, Rhode Street, Wholesale Rag, Rope and Metal Merchant.
1881 Census, Frederick Mason, Telegraph Clerk

62.   WHITE PEDESTAL AND ANGEL, LARGE PLOT

"Till He Come"
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
LOUISA ELLEN SARAH
THE DEVOTED AND DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM DAWES DRIVER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 21st 1901
AGED 31 YEARS
HER LIFE WAS GOODNESS AND LOVE
"A few more Partings O'er,
A few more Toils , a few more Tears,
And we shall Weep no more"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DAWES DRIVER
WHO PASSED TO HIS REST FEBRUARY 10th 1927
AGED 63 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO
ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSHUA DRIVER
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1882 AGED 53 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE JOSHUA DRIVER
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1898 IN HIS 68th YEAR
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is Not to Die"

ALSO WILLIAM DRIVER
WHO DIED 6th JANUARY 1872 AGED 80 YEARS
"The Lord Gave and the Lord hath Taken Away"
ALSO AMY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1876 AGED 86 YEARS
"To Live that your Sleep of Death may be as Her's, Peaceful"

ALSO
JOSHUA J. DRIVER
WHO DIED 30th AUG 1966
AGED 66 YEARS
"Forever on our Thoughts"
AND
ANNIE ELIZABETH
DRIVER
WIFE OF
JOSHUA JOSEPH DRIVER
DIED 6. 1. 1982
AGED 80
"Rest in Peace"

1871 Census: William Driver, Superannuated Joiner, Union Street.
1873 Post Office Directory: Joshua Driver Baker and Corn Dealer Dealer, The Brook.
1881Census, William Jnr. and Joshua Jnr. Both Clerks
William D. Driver was Mayor of Chatham, 1903–04, later ordained, he was first Vicar of All Saints, Chatham, 1914

63.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AGNES CLARK
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1898
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERIC CLARK
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1929
IN HIS 71st YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO IRENE
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BELOVED WIFE OF
CAPT. H.C. COATES R.I.A.S.C.
WHO DIED AT JUBBULPORE
INDIA 19th NOVEMBER 1941
AGED 40 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"
ALSO
JANE ELIZABETH CLARK
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
FREDERIC CLARK
WHO DIED AT TONBRIDGE
13th JANUARY 1943
AGED 82 YEARS
"Deeply Mourned"
"Her Husband Praised Her,
Her Children Rise Up and call her Blessed"

ALSO DOROTHY CRANE ELDEST DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1957 AGED 67 YEARS

FREDERICK C.G. CLARK ELDEST SON DIED 12th DECEMBER 1957 AGED 55 YEARS

64.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT KNOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY THE 27th 1891
AGED 36 YEARS
"Oh how Patient in [                  ],
When no Hand could give him Ease,
God the Helper of the Helpless,
Saw thy Grief and Gave thee Peace"
ALSO
RICHARD WILLIAM
LEONARD KNOTT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP
JANUARY THE 23rd 1916
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO LAURA ANSELL
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
COUNCILLOR PERCY ANSELL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1925
AGED 66 YEARS
A GOOD AND WONDERFUL WOMAN
ALSO MARGARET LOUISE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD W.L. KNOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH [   ] 1947
AGED 81 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Robert Knott, United Services P.H., High Street
Percy Ansell was Mayor of Chatham in 1934

65.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

ALICE CATHERINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD J. REEKS
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES CORNWELL
WHO DIED FEB 9th 1899 AGED 25 YEARS
"From Sin and Power Free"

MINNIE NEWMAN
DAUGHTER OF C & E CORNWELL
PASSED OVER MARCH 7th 1933
AGED 65 YEARS
GEORGE EDWARD NEWMAN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] OCTOBER 22nd 193[9]
[AGED 68 YEARS]
[ALSO]
THE SAID
CHARLES CORNWELL
DIED AUGUST 23rd 1906
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN VIOLA NEWMAN
THE [                        ]
[                Eroded            ]

ELIZABETH ROSINA
WIFE OF CHARLES CORNWELL
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE SOUTHEY OF BRADFORD
[WHO] DIED JULY 7th 1897
AFTER INTENSE SUFFERING
"Thou Shalt [                                    ]"

66.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES RICHARD BESSENT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1908
IN HIS 63rd YEAR
"Till the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
ALSO ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 23rd 1912 AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO OF
ELLEN BESSENT
WHO DIED JULY 29th 1890
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO OF EDITH JANE BESSENT
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
C.R. AND E. BESSENT
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1936
AGED 57 YEARS

ALSO
IN MEMORY OF
JANE BESSENT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1874
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL THE 27th 1893
AGED 73 YEARS

1881Census: Charles Jnr. Timber Merchant of Hammond Place; Charles Bessent Snr. Timber Merchant, 86 The Brook, employing 7 men and 6 boys. 1890 Kelly's Directory: Charles and Son, Timber and Slate Merchants, High Street and Medway Street. Charles Jnr was a Chatham Councillor.

67.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1895
AGED 85 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO
JOHN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1914
AGED 82 YEARS
AND OF FRANCES LYDIA
WIFE OF JOHN PERCIVAL
WHO DIED AUGUST 18th 1932
AGED 89 YEARS

1881 and 1891 Census: Butcher, 5 High Street

68.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MASON
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd MARCH 1900
AGED 38 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO ADA MASON WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1941 AGED 84 YEARS
"Reunited"

ALSO STANLEY
HOPKINS MASON
2nd LIEUT 8th SUFFOLK'S
YOUNGER SON OF
WILLIAM AND ADA MASON
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 26th SEPT 1916
AGED 21 YEARS

1891 Census: William Mason, Leading Writer, H.M. Dockyard

69.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED CHARLES EDWARD
BRYANT
WHO DIED AUG 8th 1895
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUG 30th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"Christ is Risen"
ALSO OF WINIFRED ALICE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 5th 1888
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO LILIAN EMILY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1957
AGED 79 YEARS
"In God's Keeping"

1891 Census: Alfred Bryant, Timber Merchant's Clerk

70.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MATILDA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN CLOTHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th NOVEMBER 1888
AGED 65 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN CLOTHER
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCT 25th 1903
IN HIS 90th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 15th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest2
ALSO MARIA LOUISA CLOTHER
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1925
AGED 72 YEARS
R.I.P.

1861 Census: John Clother, Clerk, Pay Office, 1st Depot Battalion, Chatham

71.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EASTMAN WEST
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1885
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1888
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ESTHER ROGERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1885
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 14th 1891
AGED 26 YEARS
"Not Dead but Sleeping Peacefully,
Free from Earth's Weary Care,
Safe in a Land of Bliss Untold,
God's Light and Love to Share"

1881Census: Butcher, Slicket's Hill

72.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY PLAYLE
AT REST 8th DEC 1906
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HER DAUGHTERS
EMILY ANNIE
AT REST 12th APRIL 1887
AGED 21 YEARS
AND
SARAH ELIZABETH
AT REST 27th JAN 1944
AGED 87 YEARS

1881Census: Mary Playle, wife of Thomas, a Wheelwright, Skinner Street

73.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES ALFRED HOLLOWAY
WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1890
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th JUNE 1899
AGED 46 YEARS
"She Sleeps within a Bed of Dust,
A Loving Mother True and Just,
Beloved She Lived in Peace She Died,
Her Life was Craved but God Denied"

1881Census: Fish Dealer, 184 High Street, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Fishmonger, 303 High Street

74.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JOHN WILLIAM WOOD
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF DECEMBER 1898
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th DAY OF DECEMBER 1900
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE CHARLOTTE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 15th JANUARY 1963
AGED 102 YEARS
ALSO DEARLY LOVED SON
REGINALD BLAKE DARRACOTT
DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1974
AGED 82 YEARS

1881Census: Manager, Boot Trade, Hammond Place, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Boot and Shoe Warehouse, 192 High St.

75.   HEADSTONE

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MR WILLIAM FIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th JANUARY 1873
AGED 42 YEARS
LIVED MUCH RESPECTED AND IN DEATH DEEPLY LAMENTED
ALSO OF
CAROLINE ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 12th JULY 1905
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALICE NUTT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1951
AGED 84 YEARS
AND HER HUSBAND
HARRY WILLIAM NUTT
WHO DIED [ ] APRIL 1951
AGED 86 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

1866 Post Office Directory and 1871 Census, Licensed Victualler, "The Royal Albion, Rochester High Street

76.   FALLEN PEDESTALS

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GEERE
DIED 10th NOV 1850
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE
DIED 1st AUG 1824
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MATTHEW THEIR SON
DIED 4th APRIL 1867
AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
MATTHEW GEERE
DIED 9th FEB 1881 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO BETSEY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 12th APRIL 1893
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO HIS SISTER
MARY GEERE
DIED 12th SEPT 1897
IN HER 95th YEAR

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH JARVIS
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1882
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM JARVIS
HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1883
AGED 73 YEARS

The first three inscriptions are cenotaphic, these are probably buried at the old burial ground in Whiffen's Ave.
1861Census: Matthew Geere, Stone Mason and Victualler, "Lord Duncan", New Road; 1881Census, William Jarvis, Retired Mason, 12 Brook.

77.   CURBS

MARY ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM JAMES PARHAM WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 28th 1916 AGED 79 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO OF WILLIAM PARHAM WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 13th 1917 AGED 87 YEARS

ALSO JABEZ STAFFORD BLACKMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 7th OCTOBER 1959
AGED 67 YEARS

ALSO SARAH FRANCES BLACKMAN
PASSED AWAY 7th DEC 1964
AGED 85 YEARS

1881Census: William Parham, 30 The Mount, Painter's Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

78.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN ELIZABETH HOW
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1909
AGED 64 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

79.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN EDWIN LITTLEWOOD
1827 – 1890
ALSO HIS WIFE
MARY ANN HANNAH
1834 – 1898
ALSO HORATIO W. THEIR SON
1870 – 1872
AND NELLIE I. CAUL GRAND DAUGHTER
1886 – 1887
ERECTED BY
FLORENCE ANNE LITTLEWOOD
BORN 1873 DIED 1954

1881 Census: Linen Draper 63 High Street; Principal Probate Registry, £444 19s 5d, died 23rd March 1890

80.   CRUCIFORM COPED

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES HUGHES INGRAM
LATE STATION MASTER AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1880
AGED 58 YEARS
R.I.P.

ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE LONDON,
CHATHAM AND DOVER RAILWAY AND OTHER FRIENDS
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE HIS WIFE WHO DIED
JULY 23rd 1885 AGED 51
R.I.P.

81.   WHITE LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES THOMAS WOOD
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1881
AGED 35 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO ARTHUR
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1882
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE J. T. WOOD
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1937
AGED 86 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done"
AND
ELIZABETH SARAH MARY
THEIR DAUGHTER
REUNITED 27th OCTOBER 1959
AGED 85 YEARS

1881 Census: Coal Merchant of Dale Street

82.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS SPELLS
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1877
AGED 51 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord"
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM SPELLS
WHO DIED 16th DECEMBER 1890
AGED 42 YEARS
"God Giveth and he Taketh, Blessed be his Name"
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS SPELLS
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1892
IN HER 66th YEAR
"Rest, for thy Labour is Done"
ALSO
CLARA MARIA
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES & MARY ANN SPELLS
WHO DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1895
AGED 14 YEARS
"Dear Child, Farewell till Time brings Round,
Those Blessed Ages yet in Store,
When we if hap'ly Worthy Found,
Shall see thee Face to Face once More"

1871 Census: Thomas Spells, Snr., Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Skinner Street; 1881 Census, Thomas Jnr., Blacksmith of Frederick Street

83.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT GODSIFF
WHO DIED 4th MAY 1877
AGED 34 YEARS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"
ALSO THE ABOVE ROBERT GODSIFF
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1928
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO OF
SERGT. ROBERT JAMES (BERT) GODSIFF
R.E.K.M.R.
ELDEST SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
WHO DIED IN EGYPT 9th MARCH 1917
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO ETHEL MORRIS GODSIFF
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
WHO DIED 1st FEB 1930
AGED 60 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, Robert Godsiff, Marine Store Dealer, Fullalove Alley; 1911 Census, Robert Jnr., Schoolmaster

84.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

TO THE EVER DEAR MEMORY OF
MAURICE J.G. CAY, LIEUT R.N.
SON OF CAPT. CAY R.N. (RETIRED)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST DEC 28th 1902 AGED 27
"As the Bridegroom Rejoiceth over the Bride,
So shall thy God Rejoice over thee" Isa.LX 116
"The Lord watch between me and thee,
While we are Absent one from another"

85.   CURBS

FRANCES MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF FRANCIS HALL BOWHAY WHO DIED DEC 23rd 1912 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO ELSIE MAUD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCT 1912 AGED 9 YEARS "He Giveth His Beloved Sleep" (One Line)

ALSO ELSIE HANNAH WHO DIED 10th NOV 1918 AGED 6 MONTHS
FRANCIS HALL BOWHAY WHO PASSED AWAY 16th ? 1951 AGED 76 YEARS

86.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

TABLET
J.F. RULE
E.R.A. 3rd R.N. M3725
H.M.S. "ARROGANT"
1st JULY 1915 AGED 31

87.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EASTMAN WEST WHO DIED DEC 6th 1910 AGED 68 YEARS

AND WILLIAM ALBERT HALLEWELL WHO DIED FEB 9th 1918 AGED 1 YEAR AND 8 MONTHS

1901 Census: Eastman West, Butcher, Eldon Court

87A.   GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE GOODCHILD
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1903
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1895
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 1st 1938
AGED 94 YEARS

1881Census: Oakwood Hospital, Maidstone, Dockyard Labourer, "Lunatic" ?

END OF J, K AND N

 

SECTION Q

88.   TALL GRANITE PEDESTAL AND URN

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMPSON BURFORD
WHO DIED 17th DEC 1891
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMPSON BURFORD JUNR.
WHO DIED 9th JULY 1897
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMPSON BURFORD
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1898
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMPSON BURFORD JUNR.
WHO DIED 24th SEPTEMBER 1921
AGED 77 YEARS

REAR
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY WILLIAMS
WHO DIED OCT 21st 1912
AGED 37 YEARS

1873 Post Office Directory: Sampson Burford, Landlord of Gibralter Inn and Horse Dealer
1882 Kelly's Directory: Sampson, Snr, Gibralter Inn; Sampson, Jnr, Horse Dealer and Barge Owner, Hammond Hill

89.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES JOHN BAKER
WHO DIED 10th JAN 1891
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE BAKER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st FEB 1905
IN HER 75th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO GRACE
THE DEARLY LOVED SECOND DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH GODSIFF
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 17th 1909
AGED 19 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"
ALSO BARBARA JOYCE WHITMORE
WHO DIED FEB 22nd 1917
AGED 10 MONTHS
"He Shall Gather the Lambs with his Arms"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE GODSIFF
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JAMES AND CHARLOTTE BAKER
AT REST 19th JULY 19[   ]
AGED 100 YEARS

1881Census: James Baker, Tailor, Henry Street

90.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM GEORGE TUFFNELL
WHO DIED 2nd DAY OF JULY 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
"And Behold, I Come Quickly and my Reward is,
With me, to give every man according as,
His Work shall be"
ALSO
ELIZABETH CLARK TUFFNELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1907
AGED 74 YEARS
"In Death, O Lord, Abide with Me"
ALSO
ELIZABETH TUFFNELL
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 16th DAY OF OCTOBER 1934
AGED 76 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory, James Tuffnell, Landlord of the "Fountain Inn"

91.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MINNA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
DAVID GLOVER
WHO DIED 9th JANUARY 1888
AGED 27 YEARS
"Her Sun is Gone Down, while it is yet Day"
ALSO
JESSE GLOVER
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO EMILY MARTHA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1866
AGED 46 YEARS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
ALSO DAVID GLOVER
WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1932
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO AGNES MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED JESSE GLOVER
WHO DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1943
AGED 90 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: Jesse Glover, Boot Maker and Newsagent, Ordnance St., 1892 Kelly's Directory: Newsagent and Post Office, Ordnance St.

92.   RED GRANITE COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RENWELL ARTHUR RANDALL EWART
DIED 30th SEPT 1915 AGED 20 MONTHS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF W.E.R. RANDALL DIED 4th AUGUST 1925 AGED 71 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST SMITH RANDALL
BORN 10th OCT 1885 AT REST 26th SEPT 1967
AND
HIS BELOVED WIFE
KATHLEEN MARY RANDALL
BORN 17th AUGUST 1901 DIED 23rd APRIL 1989
ALSO OF ALICE ANN WIDOW OF W.E.R. RANDALL DIED 10th MAY 1945

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY OF W.E.R. RANDALL FROM THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Four times Mayor of Chatham, from 1907, and founder of the firm of auctioneers, architects and surveyors in Chatham. (In the 1882 and 1890 Kelly's Directory, Randall was also a Pawnbroker). He was associated with the Town Council from 1905 to 1918; he was twice elected for St. John's Ward and in 1910 was elected Alderman, retiring in 1918. During his time as Mayor he raised £500 for the Mayor's Cot Fund, to send sick children to hospital. He served for a time as a Guardian of the Poor.
   He suffered a severe stroke in 1913 from which he recovered but the effects forced him to retire from business and public office. He leaves two sons, W.E.R and E. Smith Randall to carry on the business and two daughters, Mrs Ewart, wife of Captain Ewart and Mrs Ollis, wife of Captain Ollis.

93.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE H. BISSELL
WHO DIED JAN 17th 1909
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ERNEST EDWIN
SON OF THE ABOVE G.H. BISSELL
WHO DIED IN FRANCE JULY 16th 1918
AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO
JOHN A. BISSELL
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1889
AGED 73 YEARS

ALSO
SARAH BISSELL
WHO FELL ASLEEP
APRIL 23rd 1940
AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO ADA BELLE BISSELL DIED 17th JULY 1976 AGED 89 YEARS

1881Census: John Bissell ?, General Dealer in Erith, (Born Chatham); 1901 Census: George Bissell Licensed Victualler in Rochester.

94.   CURBS

ADOLF GEORGE WERNER DIED AUG 20th 1983 AGED 39

CHARLOTTE SARAH WERNER DIED OCT 9th 1950 AGED 83

1891 Census: Adolf Werner, born in Germany, Living on Own Means, visitor at Jeyes House, Jeyes Street.

95.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
HENRY THOMAS WARREN
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1895
AGED 53 YEARS
"At Rest"
MARTHA WARREN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1897
AGED 55 YEARS

ALSO
HARRY
EDWARD WARREN
WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1897
AGED 29 YEARS
"In Life Beloved,
In Death Lamented"

ALSO
ERNEST
DOWNING WARREN
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., LONDON
WHO DIED 27th AUGUST 1904
AGED 32 YEARS

1891 Census: Harry Warren?, Master Smith, The Paddock.

96.   GREY GRANITE CRUCIFORM COPED

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA THE BELOVED WIFE OF HARRY COCKELL
DIED 5th JUNE 1912 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE HARRY COCKELL
DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1914 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO OF
CHARLES SON OF HARRY COCKELL
DIED 1st MAY 1939 AGED 70 YEARS
AND MARIA ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DIED 12th AUGUST 1948 AGED 79 YEARS

1901Census: Harry Cockell, Ship Draughtsman of Jeyes Street; Charles Cockell, Shipwright. Principal Probate Registry: Henry Cockell, £2,067 5s 6d

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY OF CHARLES COCKELL FROM CHATHAM NEWS
Died at his home in City Way, Rochester, had been ill since Christmas. Educated at Mr Bush's Commercial School, Gillingham and the Mathematical School, Rochester. He served 40 years at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, where, by the time of his retirement he was a Recorder of Works. He was connected with St. Paul's Church, Chatham all his life and was Manager of St. Paul's Day Schools for 25 years.

97.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE COCKELL
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
ON AUGUST 13th 1902
AGED 61 YEARS
"Dearly Beloved and Deeply Lamented"
ALSO MARIA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1905
AGED 55 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ROSE THE DEARLY LOVED
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 14th 1921
AGED 45 YEARS

1901Census: George Cockell, Draughtsman at Chatham Dockyard; Principal Probate Registry, £634 9s 11d

END OF SECTION QQ

98.   TALL GREY GRANITE OBELISK WITH ANCHOR AND LAUREL WREATH MOTIF


GEE

JONATHAM GEE
LATE OF H.M.S. "FAWN"
HE DIED
AT MELVILLE NAVAL HOSPITAL
CHATHAM
ON JANUARY THE 10th 1873
IN HIS 45th YEAR

ALSO
MARY
WIDOW OF
JONATHAN GEE R.N.
SHE DIED AT SHEERNESS
APRIL 2nd 1875
AGED 27 YEARS

99.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELIZA COOPER
DIED 21st JANUARY 1881
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS COOPER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th JULY 1902
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES THOMAS COOPER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1885
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN COOPER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1916
AGED 57 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO HANNAH SUSAN LAKE
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO JAMES JOHN SAMUEL LAKE
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1936
AGED 77 YEARS

1881Census: James Cooper, Shipwright, Alfred Street.

100.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
ROBERT WHITAKER
WHO DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1893
AGED 51 YEARS
"A Loving Husband, a Father Dear,
A Faithful Friend lies Buried here"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 190[6]
AGED 58 YEARS
"Her Sufferings were Great,
Her End was Peace"
ALSO L/CP WILLIAM GEORGE
WHITAKER M.M.
R.W. KENTS
MISSING AT CAMBRAI, FRANCE
NOV 30th 1917 AGED 21 YEARS
"Greater Love hath no Man than This"
ALSO MAUD ELIZABETH HALES
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY NOV 16th 1930
AGED 38 YEARS
"A Loving Mother and Wife"
"Reunited"
ALSO AMY ANN WHITAKER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1943
AGED 71 YEARS

101.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA BRIGDEN
WHO DIED NOV 20th 1907
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV 15th 1909
AGED 81 YEARS
"Here the Weary be at Rest"
ALSO
ALICE HARRIET
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 1st 1941
AGED 74 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1891Census: Thomas Brigden, Retired Shipwright, Jeye's Street.

102.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WALTER HIGGINS WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1901 IN HIS 25th YEAR (One Line)

103.  HEADSTONE, CURBS AND TABLET

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS MASTERS
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1918
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1940
AGED 77 YEARS
"In God's Keeping"

TABLET
ALSO
GRACE WINSO MASTERS
THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER
BORN 18th JULY 1891
DIED 11th DEC 1960

1901 Census: At Gillingham, Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer

104.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR BUTTERIES CURTIS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 26th 1918
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO SARAH AGNES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 21st 1832
AGED 65 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I will not Want"

1911 Census: Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard

105.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM MEWBURN
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 14th 1918
AGED 50 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO OF
MARY ANN MEWBURN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 4th 1949
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: Shipwright

106.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORA MARIA
WIFE OF DANIEL C. GODSIFF
DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1918
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO DANIEL J. GODSIFF
ONLY CHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1935
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 25th 1951
AGED 60 YEARS
"Reunited"

107.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WILLIAM BRIGGS WHO DIED OCTOBER 11th 1918 AGED 78 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO LUCY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1920 IN HER 80th YEAR (One Line)

ALSO ELLEN C. WINNELL SISTER OF LUCY A,. BRIGGS WHO DIED FEBRUARY 12th 1920 IN HER 70th YEAR (One Line)

1911 Census: Caretaker, 213 High Street

108.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HILDA THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN I. LONG WHO ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 25th 1917 AGED 38 YEARS (One Line)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN IGGULDEN
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
KATE LONG
WHO WAS CALLED INTO THE HIGHER LIFE
MAY 29th 1950 AGED 74 YEARS

109.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

[                   ]
THOMAS
GEORGE BROAD
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JANUARY 3rd 1918 IN HIS 81st YEAR
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"
ALSO ANN BROAD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 26th 1927
IN HER 80th YEAR
"At Rest"

110.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1883
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF ROSE HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 20th 1912 AGED 84 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS HALL SON
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1908
AGED 48 YEARS
INTERRED AT LEWISHAM CEMETERY
ALSO LOUISA HALL DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV 8th 1910 AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED AT LOWTHER CHURCHYARD
"At Rest"

ALSO
LOUIS ROBERT KILLICK
SON-IN-LAW
DIED 23rd MAY 1942
ALSO EMMA KILLICK
DIED DEC 15th 1954

1882 Kelly's Directory: Thomas Hall, Tobacconist?, 387 High Street,

111.   FALLEN, BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN DANIEL WILLAMOTT MOORE
WHO PASSED AWAY 7th MARCH 1911
AGED 50 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace, with Loved Ones Far Away,
We are Safe in Jesus Keeping and They"
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO HARRIET HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 4th NOV 1954 ?
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart,
For they shall see God"

1901 Census: John Moore, Printer's Manager at Strood

112.   RED GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS HENRY BAMBER
DIED AUG 25th 1915 AGED 52
"Thy Will be Done"

113.   

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY JANE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
HENRY JAMES PATMORE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 1st DECEMBER 1914
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY JAMES PATMORE
WHO PASSED AWAY 1st FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO EMILY SELINA PATMORE
BORN 9th AUGUST 1879
DIED 26th DECEMBER 1953
AGED 74 YEARS

114.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

IN FOND MEMORY OF
HENRY
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE WARE
WHO DIED AUGUST 29th 1919
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO
ALBERT EDWARD WARE
GUNNER R.G.A.
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
SEPTEMBER 21st 1918
IN HIS 21st YEAR
ALSO
JOHN FREDERICK WARE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT NASSAU, WEST INDIES
MAY 23rd 1925 IN HIS 26th YEAR

TABLET
ALSO ALICE
WIDOW OF HENRY WARE
WHO DIED
JULY 13th 1938
IN HER 68th YEAR

1911 Census: Henry Ware, Greengrocer

115.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
HARRIETT
SECOND WIFE OF
CHARLES HENRY GEERE
DIED 16th OCTOBER 1900
AGED 56 YEARS

116.   PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA JANE
BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM EDWIN McGEORGE
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1916
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM EDWIN McGEORGE
WHO DIED 29th ? 1920 ? AGED 55 YEARS

ALSO IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THEIR DAUGHTER
EMMA BERTHA
BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY KEHRER
DEPARTED 7th DECEMBER 1941
AGED 48 YEARS
SADLY MISSED BY HER SORROWING HUSBAND
DAUGHTER, SISTERS AND BROTHERS
"Memories Sweetly Linger,
As Time Goes on it's Way"

117.   FALLEN PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE E. READMAN
WIDOW OF JOHN READMAN
OF WHITBY
DIED AUGUST 15th? 1916 AGED 79 YEARS
"Resting"
ALSO
AMELIA (MILLIE) THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS ROBERTS AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY DECEMBER 10th 1932
"Sweetest Memories"
ALSO THOMAS ROBERTS
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 28th 1951 AGED 85
"At Rest"

118.   CURBS (One Side Fallen)

ALSO OF MY DEAR WIFE ELIZA PANKHURST WHO DIED JANUARY 30th 1916 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO DAVID HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1939 AGED 78 YEARS

1911 Census: David Pankhurst, Fireman in H.M. Chatham Dockyard

119.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
HERBERT STANLEY PAGE
(SERGT. R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION ON H.M.S. "EREBUS"
OCT 28th 1917
AGED 32 YEARS
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is Not to Die"

120.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY FLOOD
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE
5th DAY OF JUNE 1900
AGED 26 YEARS
"God be with You till we Meet Again"

121.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS WITH TABLET

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROBERT CURTIS
LATE INSPECTOR OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE
DIED JUNE 6th 1899
AGED 50 YEARS
"Into Thy Hands I Commit my Spirit"
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 7th 1943
AGED 95 YEARS
"Resting in the Lord"
ALSO HORACE SON OF THE ABOVE
LOVING HUSBAND OF MAY
DIED AUGUST 18th 1964
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO NORMAN SON OF THE ABOVE
AND HUSBAND OF EILEEN
GAVE HIS LIFE AT SEA 24th MARCH 1941
AGED 24 YEARS
"Ever Remembered"

TABLET
IN
PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
FLT. SGT. PILOT
NOEL STUART CURTIS
R.A.F.
HUSBAND OF
JOYCE CURTIS
WHO TOOK HIS LAST FLIGHT
ON THE 23rd NOV 1943
HIS 24th BIRTHDAY
"Ever to be Remembered"

122.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS, CROSS AND C.W.G.C. STONE

IN CHERISHED AND EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ALBERT EDWARD
THIRD SON OF
HENRY CHARLES AND ELIZABETH HINGE
WHO DIED OCT 16th 1918 OF WOUNDS
IN ACTION AT ST. QUENTIN AGED 21 YEARS
"Eternal Rest give him O Lord,
May the Perpetual Light of thy Glory Shine upon Him,
My He [       ] Rest in Peace"
BROUGHT HOME AND LAID TO REST OCT 21st 1918
ALSO FLORRIE HINGE WHO DIED IN INFANCY AUGUST 31st 1899

ALSO IN LOVING AND TREASURED
MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES
(OUR ELDEST SON)
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
OCT 3rd 1927
IN HIS 46th YEAR
"Make Him to be Numbered with Thy,
Saints in Glory Everlasting"

ALSO DEAR FATHER
HENRY CHARLES HINGE
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
NOV 8th 1941
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
"Reunited"
"Come unto me ye weary and
I will give you Rest"
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM THEIR SECOND SON
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP 13th MAY 1951 AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

C.W.G.C.
59549 PRIVATE
A.E. HINGE
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT.
16th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 21

1911 Census: Henry Hinge, Ropemaker's Labourer

123.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARGARET CARR
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1899
AGED 47 YEARS
"No One Knows how much we Miss Her,
[None but] Aching Hearts can Tell"
ALSO
STANLEY JOHN CARR
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1937
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR A[   ]A[   ] B?
WHO DIED 11th ? JUNE 1955
AGED 81 YEARS

124.   GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES COLLINS
(JIMMY)
A PLAYER OF THE
CHATHAM FOOTBALL CLUB
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN 2nd 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
ALSO
ALBERT ARTHUR LAWRENCE
(LAURIE)
LATE OF THE ABOVE CLUB
WHO DIED AUGUST 5th 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
"He's Gone like a Flower cut down in Full Bloom"

125.   CURBS

JAMES HENRY BUTLER WHO DIED 3rd JUNE 1906 AGED 52 YEARS

ALSO AMELIA ANN BUTLER WHO DIED 5th DEC 1942 AGED 88 YEARS

126.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE GOWERS
WHO DIED FEB 17th 1905
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1907
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LYDIA MASEY
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 17th 1941
AGED 79 YEARS

127.   RED GRANITE CURVED LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FRANCIS LARKE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 14th MARCH 1902
AGED 71 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANCIS LARKE
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JANUARY 1924
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"A Life Well Spent"
ALSO ELIZA ELIZABETH LARKE
(DAUGHTER)
WHO PASSED AWAY ? APRIL 1943
AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER & SISTER
OF THE ABOVE F. LARKE
INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
AND BROTHER WHO IS BURIED IN U.S.A.

890 Kelly's Directory: Francis Larke, Tinman, High Street; 1911 Census: Gas Fitter, employing 2 men;
Principal Probate Registry, £1,566 1s 9d

128.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES WILLIAM SPELLS
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1902
AGED 45 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
ELIZABETH SPELLS
WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1940
AGED 83 YEARS
"Sleep on take thy Rest"
ALSO
ERNEST HERBERT VICTOR PILCHER
MOST BELOVED HUSBAND OF
WINIFRED
AT REST 15th OCTOBER 1960
AGED 57 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Charles Spells, Landlord of the "Navy Arms", Chatham
Principal Probate Registry: Landlord of the "Queen Charlotte", Rochester, £1,042 8s 4d

129.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD THOMAS KENT
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1902
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1905
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
EDITH
WIFE OF JOHN LARMAN
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1914
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO OF PTE. JOHN R. LARMAN
19th ROYAL WELSH FUSILEERS
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
EDITH AND JOHN LARMAN
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
ON OCTOBER 20th 1918 1918 AGED 19 YEARS

SUMMARY OF RICHARD KENT'S BRIEF OBITUARY FROM CHATHAM OBSERVER
Kent was in business as a Bootmaker in Chatham for many years. He was a Parish Overseer for a number of years. A veteran member of the local Foresters, for nearly 50 years. He was a staunch Liberal and member of the Reform Club. Among the mourners was John Larman and Councillor R.F. Brain, Mayor of Chatham in 1894.
Principal Probate Registry: £1,101 10s

130.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN RAMAGE
SISTER OF THE LATE
HENRY TAPLY COOK
BORN JAN 1st 1814
DIED OCT 24th 1897
ALSO
CHARLES ALFRED COOK
SON OF THE ABOVE
HENRY TAPLY COOK
WHO PASSED 26th SEPT 1926
AGED 62 YEARS
"Rest, Perfect Rest"
ALSO
FRANK ALFRED COOK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd NOV 1899
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO GEORGINA
WIFE OF CHARLES ALFRED
DIED 28th NOVEMBER 1950
AGED 73 YEARS

131.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES GOWER
WHO DIED 27th JULY 1894
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st MAY 1907
AGED 57 YEARS

132.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD JOHN HOBDAY JACKSON
WHO DIED 27th DAY OF JUNE 1894
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MARY JACKSON WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th DAY OF MARCH 1896
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
FLORENCE JANE LUTER
GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th DAY OF AUGUST 1894
AGED 2 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"No one knows how much we miss them,
None but aching hearts can tell,
Earth has lost them, Heaven has found them,
But Jesus has done all things well"

133.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH STARTUP
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 18th 1914
AGED 58 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ERNEST STARTUP
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUARY 24th 1931 AGED 75 YEARS
"Re-united"

AND THEIR
DAUGHTER
LIZZIE LOUISA STARTUP
WHO PASSED AWAY
4th AUGUST 1948
AGED 67 YEARS

1911Census: Ernest Startup, Domestic Gardener

134.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
AGNES WARNER
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1915
AGED 47 YEARS
"He was so long with pain oppressed,
It wore his life away,
It made him long for endless rest,
That never can decay"

1911 Census: House Painter

135.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE LOVING AND FAITHFUL WIFE OF
ALFRED J. UPTON
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED DEC 27th 1906
AGED 44 YEARS
"O World, so few years we live,
Would that the Life which thou dost give,
Were Life indeed,
Alas thy sorrows fall so fast,
Our happiest hour is when at last,
The Soul is Free"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED JAMES UPTON
WHO DIED JUNE 5th 1931
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN UPTON
REUNITED MARCH 29th 1965
AGED 91 YEARS

136.   GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
W.E. MANINGTON OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 15th 1912
AGED 54 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM EDWARD MANINGTON
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 5th 1931
AGED 76 YEARS
"My he Rest in Peace"
ALSO OF WILLIAM HERBERT THEIR SON
CALLED TO REST DECEMBER 2nd 1949
AGED 62 YEARS
AND ALICE HARRIETT BIRCH DAUGHTER
CALLED TO REST FEBRUARY 25th 1950
AGED 71 YEARS
CREMATED AT CHARING

1911 Census: William Manington, Master Baker; Principal Probate Registry: £7,449 15s 1d

137.   DISPLACED PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE (LINA)
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY E. STIGANT
DIED 26th NOV 1904
AGED 39 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

AND
THEIR DAUGHTER
ELLEN MARY
STIGANT
WHO DIED 28th JAN 1942
AGED 51 YEARS

ALSO
HENRY EDWARD
STIGANT
WHO DIED 25th JUNE
1932
AGED 69 YEARS

1911 Census: Henry Stigant, Vaccination Officer, Medway Union; Principal Probate Registry, £1,636 0s 1d

138.   "BILLOWS", ANCHOR AND CROSS


POCOCK

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM POCOCK
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED OFF LONG REACH
JUNE 15th 1910 AGED 15 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THOMAS
HUSBAND OF ROSINA MATILDA POCOCK
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 1st 1947 AGED 77 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ROSINA MATILDA POCOCK
WGO PASSED AWAY SEPT 1st 1937 AGED 68 YEARS
"How we miss her no one can tell"

ALSO OF HER SISTER
EMILY EVA CLAYTON
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1918
AGED 27 YEARS
(Verses obscured by tree roots)

1909 Kelly's Directory, Thomas Pocock, Dark Lane, Chatham, Shellfish Dealer
SUMMARY OF NEWS REPORT IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry was the son of Thomas Pocock, a well known Fisherman of 1 Medway Street. Henry and his father with brother Thomas had been out all night fishing for shrimps and were returning home in the morning, when Henry overbalanced while getting a pail of water; he was wearing heavy sea boots and immediately sank.
   His father, also in sea boots, dived into the river, he managed to grab hold of his son but his boots filled with water and they both sank, when they rose, the son was exhausted but the father struggled for five minutes to save his son. Soon the father was too weak to hold on and his son slipped from his grasp and sank.
   Young Thomas was almost knocked overboard by the sail but was saved by falling against a fishing net but got into their skiff and rowed to his father and brother, he reached his father just in time to save him. The two rowed around for some time but to no avail. After resting they searched until nightfall but without success.
   Drags were used the next day to find the body but were unsuccessful and a reward of £2 was offered to whoever recovered the body.

139.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1915 AGED 48 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO GLADYS DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 17th OF SEPTEMBER 1910 IN HER 16th YEAR (One Line)

ALSO LOUISA BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER
AT PEACE 30th JANUARY 1951 AGED 81 YEARS

1911Census: Engine Fitter

140.   CURBS

ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF G.E. TRUSSELL DIED OCT 2nd 1915 AGED 40 YEARS

ALSO ALICE EMILY E. TRUSSELL DIED 23rd NOV 1946 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE E. TRUSSELL DIED 17th OCT 1956 AGED 81 YEARS

1911Census: Skilled Labourer

141.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1883
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF ROSE HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 20th 1912 AGED 84 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS HALL, SON
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1903 ?
AGED ? YEARS
INTERRED AT LEWISHAM CEMETERY
ALSO OF LOUISA HALL DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV 8th 1910 AGED 45 YEARS
INTERRED AT LOWTHER CHURCHYARD
"At Rest"

ALSO
LOUIS ROBERT KILLICK
SON IN LAW
DIED 23rd MAY 1942
ALSO EMMA KILLICK
[                                     ]
[                                      ]

1881Census: Thomas Hall, Shipwright

142.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD GEORGE DANIELS
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN H.M. DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
ON THE 25th OF APRIL 1879
AGED 35 YEARS
"I will be a Father to the Fatherless and a,
Husband to the Widow, saith the Lord"
AND OF ADELIJA
HIS WIFE
WHO PASSED AWAY 22nd FEB 1902
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN RICHARD DANIELS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th DEC 1944
AGED 70 YEARS

SUMMARY OF INQUEST INTO DEATH OF RICHARD DANIELS FROM THE CHATHAM NEWS
Richards was a Skilled Labourer. He died from serious head injuries after being thrown to the floor by the force of a rope attached to a capstan, which suddenly snapped.
   Witness, William Chambers, an Iron Caulker, stated that the rope broke at 11 am and struck Daniels on the legs, throwing him to the ground causing a severe wound on the crown of his head, (Daniels also suffered some broken ribs and injuries to his legs). After the accident Daniels could not stand and was insensible.
   Witness, Charles Stevens, Skilled Labourer, stated that the rope was attached to a large boiler which was being moved, the rope, although good, could not take the strain put on it.
   Witness, Edward Kimber, Leading Man of Labourers, stated the boiler was being dragged by an traction engine, he believed the rope was sound and had known Daniels 3 years.
   Witness, Nathaniel Cooper, a Layer in the Ropery, stated the rope was of good quality and that the breaking strain was 2 tons, 15 cwt., it was correct for the purpose but it was being used in four parts so a greater strain was on one part than other three.
   Verdict "Accidental Death"

143.   FALLEN HEADSTONE, PART BURIED AND ERODED

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
DIXON HALL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th ? 1889
IN HIS 55th YEAR
ALSO
ELEANOR [HIS WIFE ? ? ]
SHE DIED 11th DECEMBER 1892
IN HER 53rd ? YEAR
ALSO his DAUGHTER
MARY WAYMAN
WHO DIED [    ] MARCH 1879
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO
JANE ELEANOR
WHO DIED OCTOBER 12th? 186[8]
AGED [15] YEARS
INTERRED IN THE OLD BURIAL GROUND, CHATHAM
ALSO MARGARET HALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY? 22Nd 1940
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ISABELLA HALL
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1948
AGED 86 YEARS

1881Census: Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard

143A.   HEADSTONE IN DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS LEE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 10th 1902
AGED 46 YEARS
"A Husband Gentle and Kind,
He Proved to be [          ] and Mind,
A Tender Parent [      ] as Well,
When he [                ] Dwell"
ALSO DAVID LEE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
"[    ] a [      ] Day I saw [    ] him Fade,
And Gently Ease away,
[         ] often in my Heart [         ],
That [          ] Longer Stay"
ALSO GEORGE LEE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1923
AGED 46 YEARS
"A Light is from our Household Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Still,

143B.    HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY MILES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
15th NOVEMBER 1917
AGED 67 YEARS
"To Know Her was to Love Her"
ALSO
WILLIAM DIGGINS
HER FIRST HUSBAND
INTERRED AT BRIGHTON
ALSO AGNES HARROLD DIGGINS
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
WILLIAM SAMUEL DIGGINS
DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1927 AGED 62 YEARS
"Loved by All"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM SAMUEL DIGGINS
AT REST 25th JANUARY 1955
AGED 86 YEARS

1881Census: Fanny Diggins, in Chatham, daughter of William Smith, she is a Tailoress, has son William Diggins, no sign of father and she is "unmarried" ?

END OF SECTION L, M,W & O

 

SECTION S, T, U, V & X

THE MAJORITY OF THE HEADSTONES IN THIS SECTION ARE ORIENTED NORTH – SOUTH, AS BEFITS NON-CONFORMITY. THE NON-CONFORMIST CHAPEL LIES CLOSE TO THIS SECTION.

144.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS, DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA HERBERT
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1889
AGED 6 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me"
ALSO
EMMA AMELIA CROUCHER
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th MAY 1890
AGED 27 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM HERBERT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1902
AGED 24 YEARS
"I go to Prepare a place for you"
ALSO
JAMES THOMAS HERBERT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1907
IN HIS 43rd YEAR
"How we Miss none can Tell"
ALSO
MARY ANN HERBERT
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1913
AGED 72 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

ALSO JAMES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1919 AGED 83 YEARS

ALSO GEORGE JAMES HUSBAND OF MARTHA DIED 21st MARCH 1968 AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO MARTHA (LILL) RUTHERFORD DIED 27th MARCH 1965 AGED 8[   ] YEARS

1901Census: Thomas Herbert, Hand Driller; James Herbert, Jnr., Machine Sawyer

145.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA TAYLOR
WHO DIED 25th DECEMBER 1900
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO HENRY TAYLOR
WHO DIED 18th OCTOBER 1905
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM EDWARD TAYLOR
KILLED IN ACTION 3rd MAY 1917
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO CLARA TAYLOR DIED 26th AUG 1950
AGED 75 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Henry Taylor, Music Instrument, Piano and Cycle Dealer, High Street.

146.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS GRIFFITHS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST ON MARCH 25th 1907
AGED 56 YEARS
"Resting in Jesus"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS GRIFFITHS
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1916
AGED 65 YEARS
"In Peace"
AND
GERTRUDE GRIFFITHS
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1950
AGED 72 YEARS

1911 Census: Tailor

147.   HEADSTONE (Worn) AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA BRINKLEY RICE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
ON SUNDAY JULY 30th 1882
AGED 30 YEARS

148.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVED REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM DENNY RICE
WHO ENTERED INTO HIS REST
MAY 11th 1876
IN THE 53rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
"In Thy Presence is Fullness of Joy at Thy Right
Hand there are Pleasures for Evermore"
Psalm xv1 11 Verse
ALSO
MARTHA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO HER REST
FEBRUARY 17th 1900
IN THE 81st YEAR OF HER AGE
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1871Census: Gas Fitter and Bell Hanger, Cage Lane

149.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS (Worn and Hidden in Bush)

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOSEPH COLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 20th AUGUST 1878
AGED 29 ? YEARS
(Eroded Verse)
ALSO JOHN COLE FATHER? OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 24th ? NOVEMBER 1874
AGED 61 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH BARTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN COLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] APRIL 1894
AGED 77 YEARS
(Eroded Verse)
ALSO
EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF CELIA COLE
WHO PASSED INTO THE [    ] [    ] SEPT [1931]
IN HIS [77th] YEAR
ALSO
CELIA COLE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1951
AGED 97 YEARS

1871 Census: John Cole, Jnr., Rail Clerk at Islington, born Chatham; John Cole Snr., Retired Inspector of Joiners, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham

150.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HUGHES
(OF CHATHAM)
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 9th MAY 1871
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM
THE AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 20th 1873
AGED 84 YEARS
HAVING BEEN A MEMBER OF EBENEEZER
CHURCH, CHATHAM NEARLY 60 YEARS
AND A DEACON 40 YEARS
ALSO HENRY
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
CLARA ELIZABETH HUGHES
AND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 13th MAY 1918
AGED 88 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
CLARA ELIZABETH HUGHES
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 10th JULY 1935
AGED 84 YEARS
"Rest after Weariness"

1838 Wright's Directory: William Hughes, Grocer, High Street; 1847 Bagshaw's Directory, ditto; 1873 Post Office Directory, Fruiterer, High Street; Henry Hughes, 1882 and 1890 Kelly's Directories, Grocer.

151.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES UNDERDOWN
WHO ENTERED THE HIGHER LIFE
JANUARY 17th 1906
AGED 78 YEARS
"In Life, Loved, in Death Remembered"
ALSO HARRIETT
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1910
IN HER 85th YEAR
"God touched her and she Slept"
ALSO
ETHEL LOUISE DOUSE
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1878
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
ALSO
LEONARD RALPH DOUSE
WHO DIED AT BOMBAY NOVEMBER 21st 1906
AGED 30 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALFRED SKINNER
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1916
AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: James Underdown, Fruiterer, New Road

152.   RED GRANITE PEDESTAL WITH TALL, "BROKEN" COLUMN


THOMAS CROAD READ

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED TO
THOMAS CROAD READ
BY HIS COLLEAGUES THE STAFF OF
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
AS A MEMORIAL OF THEIR
AFFECTION ADMIRATION AND REGRET
HE WAS A
DEVOTED HUSBAND FATHER
A WARM HEARTED SYMPATHETIC AND LOYAL
FRIEND COLLEAGUE AND COMRADE
RARELY HAVE SUCH
HIGH INTELLECTUAL ATTAINMENTS
BEEN COMBINED BY SUCH A
BEAUTIFUL LOVABLE NATURE
IN HIS WHOLE CONDUCT THERE SHONE AN
UNCONSPICUOUS VERACITY
A PERFECT AND SPONTANEOUS SINCERITY
IN THOUGHT AND INSTINCT
TO KNOW HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM
AND REMEMBERING THESE THINGS
HIS MEMORY
SHALL EVER BE PRECIOUS DEAR
AND SACRED
TO ALL
WHO KNEW HIM
BORN 20th JULY 1854 DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1895

SUMMARY OF FUNERAL REPORT IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Read died as the result of a lift accident at Lloyd's Registry of Shipping at Cornhill in the City of London, where he was Assistant to the Chief Surveyor.
   There was a large attendance at the funeral, the body and many mourners travelled to Chatham from St. Paul's Station. At Chatham Station, the coffin was placed on the platform with a mass of floral tributes around it, this was photographed by Chatham photographer, Jacques Moll. The procession to the cemetery included one carriage full of flowers and 13 carriages of mourners, including 50 representatives of Lloyd's and the Institution of Naval Architects, among whom was the Chief Surveyor of Lloyd's, the Secretary, Chief Engineer Surveyor, Assistant Chief Surveyor, , Head Surveyor London, Survey and Clerical Staff.
   The was also, representation from Naval Construction, Admiralty, Board of Trade, and Naval Architects. There were floral tributes from Lloyd's staff at London, Sunderland, Middlesborough, Liverpool, Hartlepool, Glasgow, and Newcastle. Among the individual floral tributes was one from Mr and Mrs Jesse Williams (a relation of the transcriber and later Principal Surveyor of the Port of London).
   Read joined Lloyd's in 1880 and was responsible for many important technical papers, as a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, including "On the Traverse Strains of Merchant Ships", 1882; "On the Strength of Bulkheads" 1886; "On the Variations of the Stresses of Vessels at Sea due to Wave Motion" 1890.The merits of these papers secured for him membership of the Council of the Institute of Naval Architects, in 1894.
   The report makes no mention of Read's wife, was he widowed at the time of his death ? (See Inscription) His son Henry, however is mentioned

153.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM FRANCIS
DIED 29th JANUARY 1912
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
WILHELMINA D. FRANCIS
DIED 26th JANUARY 1937
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
MILDRED EDITH FRANCIS
PASSED AWAY 30th SEPTEMBER 1946
AGED 78 YEARS
"Lord, all Pitying Jesus Blest,
Grant them Thine Eternal Rest"
ALSO
EMMA JANE FRANCIS
PASSED AWAY 20th FEBRUARY 1953
AGED 92 YEARS

1882 Kelly's Directory: William Francis, Hot and Cold Baths, Swimming Pool and Plunge, Medway Street; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Sarah Elizabeth Francis as 1882.

154.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN DUNSTALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 7th 1897
IN HER 66th YEAR
ALSO WILLIAM DUNSTALL
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCTOBER 24th 1902
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO LYDIA LOWE DUNSTALL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM DUNSTALL
DIED JUNE 29th 1930 AGED 84 YEARS
CREMATED AT GOLDER'S GREEN
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR SAMUEL
DIED AUGUST 12th 1868 AGED 6 MONTHS
HAROLD
DIED JUNE 11th 1872 AGED 3 YEARS
WHO WERE INTERRED IN CHATHAM BURIAL GROUND
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DUNSTALL

1890 Kelly's Directory: William Dunstall, Commercial School, Maidstone Road ?

155.   LEANING PEDESTAL AND URN

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HAROLD
THE BELOVED SON OF
WILLIAM AND JESSIE
THEOBALD
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1896
AGED 3 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"Not Gone from Memory,
Not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's
Home Above"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
LIEUT R. THEOBALD M.C.
11th SUFFOLK REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
APRIL 19th 1918
AGED 23 YEARS
"No Greater Love hath no Man,
Than this, That a Man Lay
Down his Life for his Friends"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
JESSIE THEOBALD
DIED AUGUST 29th 1923
AGED 66 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JESSIE J. THEOBALD
DIED FEBRUARY 23rd 1951
AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MABEL AMY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND JESSIE
THEOBALD
DIED JANUARY 28th 1958
AGED 71 YEARS
"At Rest"

1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory, William Theobald, son and Partner of father, Henry, Tobacco Manufacturers, employing 14 men and boys.

156.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN STRONGMAN
SON OF
JOHN AND MARGARET BROAD
WHO DIED 14th JUNE 1895
AGED 29 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
ALSO FRANK FOSS
PASSED AWAY 31st AUGUST 1945
"Sufferings O'er"
ALSO
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET SEAGARS
WHO WAS CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE
13th JULY 1956
"Earth has one Saint less, Heaven one more"
AND MARY FOSS
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1960
"Kept by his Almighty Power"

157.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM THOMAS WENN
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1896
IN HIS 58th YEAR
"Yea though I walk through the Valley
Of the Shadow of Death I will fear no Evil,
For Thou art with me Thy Rod and thy
Staff they Comfort Me"
ALSO ANN WENN
WHO DIED 16th NOV 1930
AGED 72 YEARS

158.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR JOHN BROWN
LATE OF HAMMOND HILL, CHATHAM
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JUNE 12th 1890
AGED 39 YEARS
"He that Believeth on Me hath
Everlasting Life"
ALSO EMILY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 30th 1921
AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO LOUISA JANE DOUSE
WHO DIED JAN 6th 1933 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS RALPH DOUSE
WHO DIED FEB 9th 1933 AGED 81 YEARS
"Underneath are the Everlasting Arms"

TABLET
IN MEMORIAM
HALES
1898 1900 1912
McKEEN
1968

1881Census: Thomas Douse, Clothing Manufacturer, Tailor, Meeting House Lane

159.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE YOUNG
WHO DIED 10th NOV 1891
AGED 34
ALSO MARY ANN MINCHIN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
ALSO WIDOW OF THE LATE
T. PARSLOW
WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th NOV 1933
IN HER 94th YEAR
ALSO STANLEY NICHOLSON
WHO PASSED ON 11th OCTOBER 1938
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH JANE NICHOLSON
DEVOTED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED ON 10th MAY 1948
AGED 84 YEARS
"I Have Heard thy Prayer, I Have Seen thy Tears"

160.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ROSIER
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON DEC 25th 1897
AGED 66 YEARS
"There Remaineth a Rest to the People of God"
ALSO ELEANOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST OCT 12th 1919
AGED 83 YEARS
"Nothing in my Hand I Bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I Cling"

1881Census: Police Constable at Minster, Isle of Sheppey

161.   CURBS

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WILLIAM DAVIS WHO DIED 7th SEPT 1897 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN DAVIS WHO DIED 4th NOV 1914 AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO ALICE LIZZIE ROBERTS WHO DIED 26th JUNE 1929 AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO STANLEY EVANS WHO DIED 13th MARCH 1974 AGED 89 ? YEARS

162.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
SACRED MEMORY OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ADAM STIGANT
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 7th 1905
AGED 79
"For Ever with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ADAM STIGANT
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 19th 1916
IN HIS 93rd YEAR
HIS BEST YEARS WERE DEVOTED TO
THE INTERESTS OF HIS NATIVE TOWN
ALSO
ELLEN PEIRCE STIGANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 20th 1941
AGED 81 YEARS

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM NEWS
Stigant died in his sleep at his home 11 The Paddock. A native of Chatham, he was one of 8 children of a shipwright in H.M. Dockyard. For his early education he owed at lot to his mother. He completed his education and business training in France. After gaining more experience in London, he returned to Chatham and commenced business as a Linen Draper in Hammond Place, in partnership with his brother, George.
   Although he was a Non Conformist, associated with the Ebeneezer Congregational Church, he also had an affection for the Church of England. He was a staunch Conservative but also a member of the Chatham Working Men's Club and Institute.
   He was a member of the Medway Board of Guardians from 1873 and was Chairman in 1874 and again from 1887–1902. He was prominent to the development of the Medway Cottage Homes (substitute for the Workhouse for poor children). The Foundation Stone read, "This Stone was laid by County Councillor Adam Stigant, Chairman of the Medway Board of Guardians 1874 to 1901". He was Chairman of the old Chatham Board of Health and was elected as Councillor for St John's Ward on the first Chatham Council in 1891 but lost his seat the following year. He was also a member of the Kent County Council and shortly before his retirement he was made an Alderman, he was also the representative for Chatham on the Medway Conservancy Board.
   When of the Board of Guardians, he greatly improved the clothing of the Workhouse children. Together with George Winch (later first Mayor of Chatham) and Mr William Phillips (at the time, High Constable of Chatham), he initiated the scheme to erect the statue of Waghorn at Chatham (1880).

163.   CURBS

JOHN FITTOCK WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY JAN 31st 1905 AGED 69

ALSO OF LOUISA FITTOCK WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC 10th 1909 AGED 75 YEARS

164.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LILY MOORE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 28th 1907 AGED 57 YEARS
"If Thou Shoulds't Call me to Resign,
What Most I Prize, it ne'er was Mine,
I only Yield Thee what is Thine,
"Thy Will Be Done""
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANCES LILY MOORE
BORN 1867 – DIED 1943
ALSO THOMAS PHILLIP
SON OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELLEN
WHO DIED OCT 23rd 1942
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO PHYLLIS IRENE EDITH
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS PHILLIP AND ELLEN MOORE
WHO DIED DEC 16th 1914
AGED 4½ YEARS
"At Rest"

165.   WHITE MARBLE HEADSTONE AND C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
Note that this grave is orientated east-west, most of the others in this area are north-south


PHILLIPS

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE PHILLIPS
BORN JULY 29th 1827
DIED JULY 26th 1889
INTERRED AT CHATHAM JULY 30th
"There Pain and Sickness Never Come:
There Grief no more Complains,
Health Triumphs in Immortal Bloom,
And Purest Pleasure Reigns"
"Them which also Sleep in Jesus will,
God Bring with Him" Thes iv c 14 v
ALSO
FRANCES TAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
DECEMBER 7th 1907
IN HER 81st YEAR
"Absent from the Body,
Present with the Lord"
ALSO OF MARIA SUSANNAH
INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
INTERRED IN THE OLD BURIAL GROUND
CHATHAM 1862
ALSO HERBERT EDWARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
HARRIET PHILLIPS
PASSED AWAY 28th NOVEMBER 192 ?
"At Rest"

C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
365324 FLIGHT SERGEANT
N.T. PHILLIPS
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
8th AUGUST 1940

ONE OF "THE FEW"

1873 Post Office Directory: George Phillips, Tobacco Pipe Maker, Ginger Beer and Soda Water Manufacturer; 1881Census: Mineral Water Manufacturer.
Flight Sergeant Phillips, Pilot of Spitfire K9905 from 65 Squadron, Hornchurch, probably shot down by a BF 109 flown by Oblt. Muencheberg, over Manston at 11.45 am, source, "The Battle of Britain, Now and Then", 1980

166.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF MY DEAR FATHER
JOHN COSTER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1892
IN HIS 83rd YEAR
HE BORE HIS SUFFERINGS PATIENTLY
ALSO OF MY DEAR MOTHER
SARAH COSTER
INTERRED IN CHATHAM OLD BURIAL GROUND
DECEMBER 24th 1876
ALSO
EMMA SARAH PALMER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WIFE OF RICHARD F. PALMER
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1917
AGED 79 YEARS
"She was all that a wife should be"
ALSO
RICHARD FOSTER PALMER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS 21st OCT 1925
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"At Rest"

1881Census: John Coster, Master Plumber and Decorator, employing 2 men; 1882 Kelly's Directory,: Painter and Grainer, Clover Street. 1881 Census: Richard Palmer, Iron and Brass Founder, Old Road. 1911 Census: Retired Iron Founder.

167.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NELLIE CLOUT
WHO DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 13 YEARS
"No one knows how much we miss her,
None but the aching heart can tell,
Earth has lost her, Heaven has found her,
Jesus hath done all things well"
ALSO MARY CLOUT
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 1905
AGED 47 YEARS
"A light from our household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled"
ALSO RICHARD CLOUT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1915
AGED 67 YEARS
"No strife of parting no sore amaze,
No earthly longing, no lingering gaze,
But gently, sweetly to pass away,
From earth's dim twilight to endless day"

1881 Census: Chatham Hill, Beer House and Agricultural Labourer; 1882 Kelly's Directory, Beer Retailer, Chatham Hill; 1911 Census: Retired Publican.

168.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND ANGEL

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE PETT
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1918
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO OLIVE ELEANOR AND LILY MAUD
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
"When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like a sea billow roll,
Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to know,
It is well it is well with my soul"

ALSO OF
ANN PETT
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1943
AGED 67 YEARS

ALSO
VIOLET
THEIR DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 17th JAN 1928
AGED 28 YEARS
!And with the morning those Angel
Faces Smile,
Which we have Loved long since,
And Lost Awhile"

1911Census: Henry Pett, Furniture Remover

169.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM A. BOW
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA BOW
WHO DIED ON APRIL 30th 1918
AGED 59 YEARS
"Memory is not dead thou still art just as Dear,
For Love's sake thou cans't bear and dry the falling Tear"
ALSO THE ABOVE EMMA BOW
WHO DIED ON JANUARY 10th 1950
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

ALSO DAUGHTER
LAURA TRESSA
CROWDER
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 26th 1948
AGED 64 YEARS

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WINIFRED ETHEL
(OUR DARLING WINNIE)
THE DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER OF
W.A. AND E, BOW
WHOM JESUS TOOK TO BE WITH HIM
ON MAY 26th 1908 IN HER 20th YEAR
"Safe in His Keeping, Waiting"

1911Census: House Agent

170.   HEADSTONE

"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANK PAYNE
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
(FLOSS)
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
AUGUST 24th 1902
AGED 24 YEARS
"For God shall wipe away all Tears
From their Eyes"
ALSO FLOSS
WHO PASSED AWAY
SEPTEMBER 27th 1952
AGED 74 YEARS

1901 Census: House Decorator, High Street.

171.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN STOTE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME
JAN 9th 1882 AGED 71 YEARS
"They that Trust in the Lord shall be as
Mount Zion which Cannot be Removed"
ALSO
EMMA
THE DEARLY BELOVED AND DEVOTED WIFE OF
JABEZ HALL STOTE
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
FEB 7th 1903 AGED 67 YEARS
"With Joy and Gladness shall then be brought
? shall enter into the King's Palace"
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
JABEZ HALL STOTE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME ON JAN 13th 1928
IN HIS 88th YEAR

ALSO
KATE LOUISA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS CALLED HOME MAR 21st 1946
AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Benjamin Stote, Hairdresser; Jabez Stote, Shipwright.

172.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FANNY CHARLOTTE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUAY 21st 1914
AGED 51 YEARS
"His Master Called Him"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
FANNY CHARLOTTE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 13th DECEMBER 1937
AGED 77 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

173.   LEANING HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD SIDNEY REEVE
(GUNNER R.F.A.)
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
MARCH 12th 1917 AGED 18 ½ YEARS
INTERRED IN FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY
"For his Country's Sake"
ALSO VERA TERESA
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 31st 1917
AGED 1 YEAR
"Sleep on Dear Loved Ones and take thy Rest"
ALSO
RICHARD CHAPPEL REEVE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST JUNE 30th 1943
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO RUTH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST APRIL 3rd 1952
AGED 76 YEARS

174.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED GEORGE JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN SIBUN
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1910
AGED 56 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO MARY ANN SIBUN
WHO DIED JAN 16th 1929
AGED 74 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO MABEL STUBBINS PERCH
WHO DIED JAN 15th 1955
AGED 66 YEARS

1881Census: Alfred Sibun, Labourer; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Shopkeeper, Best Street.

175.   MODERN BLACK MARBLE HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM J. WEST
1860 – 1912
ANNIE R. WEST
1861 – 1942
ETHEL W. LEGGETT
1905 – 2004
ALSO
ALBERT G. WEST
1897 – 1916
"From God is the Gift
Of Peaceful Night"
ETHEL LEGGETT

176.   CURBS

EMILY ROSE MAKIN DIED 21st JAN 1902 AGED 11 MONTHS

PTE. SIDNEY MAKIN 1st BUFFS KILLED IN ACTION 21st MARCH 1918 AGED 21 YEARS

177.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ENOS JAMES BALDWIN
DIED 18th MARCH 1896
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES EDWARD BALDWIN
DIED 31st MAY 1907
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA SUSAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
ENOS JAMES BALDWIN
DIED 29th JANUARY 1916
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO
ALFRED JOHN BALDWIN
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1930
AGED 66 YEARS
"Reunited"

1881Census: Enos Baldwin, Brazier; 1901Census: James, Machinist; 1911Census: Alfred, Engineer Draughtsman.

178.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY STEPHAN LANGLEY
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1913
AGED 30 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
EMMA JULIANA LANGLEY
WHO DIED JULY 24th 1916
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"
STEPHEN CHARLES LANGLEY
FATHER AND HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1931
AGED 75 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO
ARTHUR GEORGE LANGLEY
WHO DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1960
AGED 76 YEARS
"Till we Meet Again"

1911Census: Henry, Shipwright; Stephen, Carpenter

179.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
FREDERICK WADE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 20th 1872
IN THE 30th YEAR OF HIS AGE
CATHERINE WADE
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1891
IN THE 79th YEAR OF HER AGE
"The Best of Mothers"
RICHARD WADE
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1892
IN THE 79th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ANN W. WADE
DIED DEC 16th 1916 AGED 69
ALSO HARRY WADE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 6th 1937
AGED 89 YEARS
"He Tried to do his Best"

1881Census: Richard Wade, Master Outfitter, High Street, employing 1 man and 1 boy; Harry Wade, Outfitter's Partner; in 1911Census, the latter at Meopham, Tailor and Outfitter.

180.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND SMALL HEADSTONE IN DOUBLE PLOT

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
YOUNGEST SON OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH LYDDON
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 2nd NOV 1884
AGED 22 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH LYDDON
DIED FEB 13th 1898 AGED 67 YEARS
"Peace after Pain"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LYDDON
LATE OF CHATHAM
DIED APRIL 3rd 1919 AGED 82 YEARS
BURIED AT BICKNOLLER, SOMERSETSHIRE
ALSO JOHN THOMAS LYDDON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1948
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE ANNIE LYDDON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1949
AGED 87 YEARS

SMALL HEADSTONE
IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEVOTED WIFE
ROSE FANNY ELVY
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
22nd OCTOBER 1929
AGED 55 YEARS
"Waiting the Day Break"
ALSO
STEPHEN CHARLES ELVY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
27th JANUARY 1936
AGED 65 YEARS
"Re-united"

1890 Kelly's Directory: William Lyddon, First Class Tailor and Outfitter, New Road; 1909 Kelly's Directory: John Thomas Lyddon Naval and Gentleman's Tailor and Clothier, (Wholesale and Retail), New Road; 1911Census: Stephen Elvy, Tailor's Trimmer.

181.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE WHITE
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1918
AGED 90 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ARTHUR BARKER
DIED 31st DECEMBER 1946
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO EDITH FLORENCE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1955
AGED 87 YEARS
"Reunited"

182.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SISTER
ELIZABETH ANN HUNT
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS ON JULY 18th 1900
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
SUSAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD WILLIAM MITCHELL
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
ON THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1909
AGED 73 YEARS
"Beloved by All"
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD WILLIAM MITCHELL
ON THE 23rd OF MAY 1919 AGED 78 YEARS
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

183.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED GEORGE WATTS
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE WATTS
WHO WENT TO HEAVEN 24th APRIL 1897
AGED 37 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"A Tender, Loving Husband,
A Kind, Affectionate Father,
A Gentle Sympathising Brother,
A Hard Working, Self Sacrificing Evangelist,
Is Gone,
Gone Far Away from Care and Strife,
From Sickness, Pain and Woe,
To be with Jesus, which is Best,
Where we all Hope to Go"
"Blesses are the Dead,
Yea, saith the Spirit, they Rest from their Labours,
And their Works do Follow them"
ALSO ANNIE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th APRIL 1946
AGED 87 YEARS

1891Census: Outfitter's Assistant, Railway Street

184.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF CLARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM C. EDSER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 28th JUNE 1900
AGED 63 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM CLEMENT EDSER
DIED 1st FEB 1918
IN HIS 87th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 28th FEB 1896 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO CLARA GRAHAM
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
W.C. AND CLARA EDSER
DIED 7th APRIL 1952 AGED 89 YEARS
"Memory Links a Golden Chain,
That Binds us till we Meet Again"

1891 Census: William Edser, Builder at Rochester, 1890 Kelly's Directory: Edser and Bockham, Carpenters, Railway Street.

185.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO PEACEFULLY FELL ASLEEP
19th SEPTEMBER 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
SUPERINTENDENT OF THIS CEMETERY FROM
IT'S OPENING IN 1869 UNTIL HIS DEATH
"They Rest from their Labours and
Their Works do Follow them"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE BURIAL
BOARD IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED'S
FAITHFUL SERVICE
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK THOMAS ALFRED SAMUEL
FRANK HERBERT & ARTHUR ALPHONSE
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO WILLIAM POCKNALL
FATHER OF GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP 25th JAN 1877
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO HELEN WINIFRED
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE GEORGE POCKNALL
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 11th JUNE 1907
AGED 67 YEARS
"Clothed in the Righteousness of
Christ Jesus our Redeemer"
ALSO
HELRN REBECCA (NELLIE) POCKNALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE AND HELEN WINIFRED POCKNALL
CALLED HOME 14th MARCH 1935
AGED 74 YEARS

186.   HEADSTONE, (Very Worn)

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF]
EMMA MATILDA
[BELOVED WIFE OF]
FRANK HOWE
[WHO DIED [             ] 1874]
[AGED 26 YEARS]
[                                            ]
ALICE LOUISA [WHO DIED [ ] 1870]
AGED 4 MONTHS
[                            ]
[                            ]
FRANK HOWE
[WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1922]
[AGED 74 YEARS]
[ALSO]
EMMA MATILDA FINN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED]
[AGED YEARS]
"At Rest"
INTERRED IN ST. MARGARET'S CEMETERY
ALSO CLARA REBECCA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1934
AGED 89 YEARS

1881-1911 Census: Howe was a Blacksmith at Luton; Principal Probate Registry: Frank, £1,506 10s; Clara £1,263

END OF SECTION S, T, U, V & X

 

 

SECTION A, B, C, E & F

187.   PEDESTALS, CROSS, LARGE PLOT

IN TREASURED AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHARLES LAWRENCE
LATE MASTER OF THE MEDWAY WORKHOUSE
AND DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE LOUISE LAWRENCE
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1919 AGED 35 YEARS
"Some Day We'll Understand"
ALSO CHARLES WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF SYLVIA LAWRENCE
AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1929 AGED 67 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO
FRANK HAROLD LAWRENCE
O.B.E., J.P.
MAYOR OF CHATHAM 1947 – 54
ALSO SYLVIA WIDOW OF CHARLES WILLIAM LAWRENCE
WHO DIED 25th JANUARY1930 AGED 70 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

William Charles Lawrence has a very brief obituary in the Chatham Observer; it seems he died of pneumonia, preceded by pleurisy and influenza, (part of the epidemic following the First World War?) He had been Assistant Master and was appointed Master when the previous one, R. Poynter, retired. His wife Annie was Matron. We are told he was popular with Officers and Inmates, laying on entertainments for the latter.
Frank Lawrence carried on the family business of Nurseryman and Seedsman (See 192)

188.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN SACRED MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREDERICK
THE DEAR AND DEVOTED HUSBAND OF
ELLEN BUTTS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 1st 1914
AGED 63 YEARS
(Indistinct Verse)
ALSO THE ABOVE ELLEN BUTTS
WHO DIED FEB 27th 1929 AGED 79 "At Rest"

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN THE CHATHAM OBSERVER
Butts died in office as Mayor of Chatham at his residence in Railway Street.
   He was born in Ordnance Place in 1851 and after his schooling, at the British School and St. John's School, was employed by a grocer for 2 years. In 1868 he appears to have been "head hunted" by the law firm, Smith and Winch, (later Winch and Winch), beginning forty years employment as a Solicitor's Clerk. In 1883 he became Managing Clerk, a position he held until his death. He became a close friend of George Winch, the head of the firm and later first Mayor of Chatham.
   He was elected to Chatham Council in 1903, where he was Chairman of the Law and Parliamentary Committee, Chair of the Education Committee, where he was instrumental in getting up to date schools for the borough.
   He was a member and officer of the Ancient Order of Druids Friendly Society. From 1880 he was Secretary of the Second Chatham Investment Building Society.
   A Conservative and Churchman, attended St. John's Church in Railway Street.
   In 1873 he married Ellen Coleman, by whom he had three sons.
   There was a large attendance at the funeral, including many fellow Mayors and Councillors, Council Officers and from organisations to which he was connected, official from H.M. Chatham Dockyard, including the Commander in Chief, Nore, the Admiral Superintendent of the Dockyard, Police and Fire Brigade, etc.
   The Bishop of Rochester conducted the funeral service and the Rev. Wansborough officiated at the graveside.
   There was a vast number of floral tributes and flags on public buildings in the towns flew at half-mast all week.

189.   GRANITE CROSS AND PEDESTALS

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMILY JANE THOMPSON
WHO ENTERED THE UNSEEN JAN 2nd 1917
IN HIS 67th YEAR
"Them also which Sleep in Jesus,
Will God bring with Him"

ALSO
EDITH EVELINE
THE DEARLY BELOVED
AND ONLY DAUGHTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP
FEB 24th 1885
AGED 6 YEARS
AND 7 MONTHS
"Jesus called a Little Child
Unto Him"
INTERRED IN WOOLWICH CEMETERY

190.   HEADSTONE BORDERED WITH "LOGS" AND CURBS

IN
MEMORY OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE FRANCES CLIFT
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1917
AGED 47 YEARS
"Sincere, Plain-hearted, Hospitable, Kind"
ALSO OF FREDERICK E.
PTE. 5th QUEEN'S R.W. SURREY REGT.
SON OF THE ABOVE
AND DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MAUD E. CLIFT
WHO DIED AT SALONICA
JANUARY 1st 1919 IN HIS 27th YEAR
"Sleep on Dear One in a Foreign Field,
In a grave we may Never See,
But as long as Life and Memory Last,
We Will Remember Thee"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALICE FRANCES CLIFT
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1953
AGED 83 YEARS

1911 Census: Frederick Clift, Snr. Boilermaker

191.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN PROUD AND DEAR
MEMORY OF
MY HUSBAND
LIEUT. COL. BERTRAM NOWELL ELLIOT
D.S.O. R.M.L.I.
KILLED IN ACTION AT ZEEBRUGGE
ST. GEORGE'S DAY 1918 AGED 37
ALSO WINIFRED CAROLINE HIS WIFE
REUNITED 19th FEBRUARY 1961

192.   RED AND GREY PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN AND COPED STONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZA PHILLIPS
WHO DIED JULY 25th 1909
AGED 76 YEARS
"At Rest"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES
LAWRENCE
WHO DIED
OCTOBER 14th 1917
AGED 78 YEARS
"The Lord your God hath given you Rest"

ALSO OF THEIR ONLY SON
CAPT. C. A. LAWRENCE, M.C.
7th BN. BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
KILLED NEAR VILLERS-BRETONNEUX
APRIL 24th 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
"He Died that we may Live"

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORENCE ANNE
LAWRENCE WHO DIED
DECEMBER 14th 1941
AGED 66 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MAUD LAWRENCE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HENRY LAWRENCE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 19th 1944
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED HENRY LAWRENCE
WHO DIED NOV 26th 1954
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited
with his Loved Ones"

SUMMARY OF OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Henry Charles Lawrence was a Florist and Seed Merchant, he died at his home at the Nurseries, Albany Road, Chatham. He was born in Cambridgeshire but spent most of his life in Chatham.
   He learnt his trade, as a young man, by working in many of the country's finest gardens.
   In 1868 he came to Rochester and started his own business; by 1882 he had opened the Nursery at Albany Road and in 1883 opened a shop in Chatham High Street, next to St. Bartholomew's Chapel, (the upper storey is in the form of a large greenhouse, the building is now a restaurant).
   Lawrence retired a few years before his death. He was always active in helping amateur gardening organisations and was generous with advice, he also judged competitions.
   Although of a retiring disposition, he was elected to Chatham Council and served on several public bodies. A Conservative and a Churchman; for some time he was a sidesman at St. Paul's Church.
   He had been healthy until, standing on wet ground to watch an airship, he caught a chill and never recovered his health. A widower, he had, surviving a son and two daughters; his son, a. Lawrence succeeds to the family business.

193.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

OF
JAMES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN GRIEVESON
WHO DIED JANUARY 14th 1910
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Home with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARY ANN GRIEVESON
WHO DIED 0CTOBER 29th 1918
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
GRIEVESON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 18th 1942
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN GRIEVESON
AT REST NOV 7th 1962
AGED 95 YEARS

1901 Census: James, Retired Dockyard Worker; 1890 Kelly's Directory: Thomas ? Insurance Agent

194.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

REMEMBER BEFORE GOD
EDWARD BARTLETT JEE
1856 – 1912
AND
EVELINE JANE JEE
1861 – 1941
JOHN GASKELL
1887 – 1978
AND
SYLVIA EVELINE GASKELL
1898 – 1989 ?
ALSO
THOMAS DAVIDSON JEE
1898 – 1916
KILLED IN ACTION
AND BURIED NEAR AR[      ]

1911Census: Edward Jee, Tailor's Cutter

195.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELLEN LUCY BESSENT
AND YOUNGEST SON OF MR C. R. BESSENT
WHO DIED AT BERRINGTON WAR HOSPITAL
NR. SHREWSBURY
MARCH 18th 1917 IN HIS 29th YEAR
"At Rest"

ALSO
ELLEN LUCY BESSENT
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1951
AGED 67 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

The Bessents were prominent Timber Merchants.

196.   LOW HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN SACRED MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ATKINS
DIED JAN 31st 1906 AGED 68
AND HIS WIFE SUSAN
DIED JULY 9th 1928 IN HER 90th YEAR
AND THEIR DAUGHTER ELIZABETH SMITH
DIED FEBRUARY 24th 1950 AGED 82 YEARS

1901 Census: Retired Inspector of Shipwrights

197.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
AFFECTIONATE
MEMORY OF
REAR ADMIRAL ALVIN COOTE CORRY
ADMIRAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
BORN 26th OCTOBER 1849
DIED 25th JANUARY 1907
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

AND CATHERINE HIS WIFE
DIED NOVEMBER 1939

SUMMARY OF A VERY LONG OBITUARY IN CHATHAM OBSERVER
Admiral Corry died after a bout of bronchitis lead to pneumonia.
   He was appointed to his post at Chatham in September 1905. An able administrator, he came to Chatham at a difficult time, cuts were being implemented by the Government but Corry used his influence to alleviate the effects.
   He was the son of Rear Admiral A. D. Corry, "a fine old sailor", who was 2nd in command of the Baltic Fleet in 1854, during the Crimea War. Corry joined the navy in 1862 as a midshipman. He was involved in the reaction to the "Fenian Invasion" of Canada. As a Sub Lieutenant, he gained three 1st class certificates from the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth and was promoted lieutenant.
   In 1880 he was 1st Lieutenant of H.M.S. Newcastle , the last of three old training ships for young seamen. He drew up schemes for this training which were welcomed by the admiralty.
   After serving on H.M.S. Cleopatra he was promoted Commander in 1882. He served in the squadron which accompanied the Duke of Clarence, and the future Duke of Windsor ( Edward VIII), to Australia, Japan and India. He then served in the Mediterranean and was in command of the Naval Brigade of the Mediterranean Fleet which occupied Alexandria in 1882, following the Arabi Revolt against British imperialism.
   Returning to England he was appointed commander of H.M.S. St. Vincent, a training ship at Portsmouth.
   While there he re-organised, with Admiral Andoe, the training regime. He published "The Executive Officers' Orders, etc., with Regard to the Internal Economy of a Man of War", which remained a standard text at the time of his death. He was promoted to Captain in 1890 and held command of nine sea going vessels. He was commanding the troopship H.M.S. Crocodile, when it's engines broke down with 1,100 men on board, Corry brought the vessel safely to harbour under sail.
   As senior officer at Singapore, he carried out a successful, mock night time assault with three cruisers during manoeuvres.
   In January 1901 he was one of the Guard of Honour when the body of Queen Victoria was landed at Gosport from the Isle of Wight. Appointed A.D.C. To King Edward VII, he was on board the Royal Yacht when the King reviewed the Fleet at Spithead and also rode in the Coronation Procession through London.
   He attained Flag Rank in 1902 and completed the re-organisation of the Fleet Reserve. He had studied the organisation of civilian labour and construction and repair systems in Royal Dockyards, so was a natural choice the post at Chatham Dockyard.
   He was also well qualified from his time at the Royal Naval College, in steam and the steam engine, international law, physics, chemistry, naval architecture, naval tactics and the law of evidence relating to Courts Martial.
   The funeral was quite a spectacular affair, the Dockyard Chapel was full to bursting; mourners included Mayors from the Medway Towns in their robes and chains of office; all commanding and other officers of ships in Chatham and Sheerness who could be spared; Chiefs of the Naval Department; Royal Marine officers, Royal Engineer officers, Dockyard officers. The route to the cemetery was lined with 450 Royal Marines, 450 Royal Engineers and 75 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; 650 Sailors were in the procession and 36 Chief Petty Officers, in straw hats, drew the gun carriage upon which the coffin lay, draped with the Union Flag, accompanied by Naval and Military Bands; a 13 guns salute was fired from Fort Amherst.
   The Dean of Rochester, assisted by several of the Forces Chaplains officiated; finally a firing party fired a salute over the grave.
   After such a spectacular funeral, the monument erected to Corry's memory is rather disappointing, it is commonplace and indistinguishable from many of the similar monuments in the cemetery.

198.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF]
CORNELIUS FINNIS
WOOD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 25th 1903
AGED 49 YEARS
"Rest, Sweetly Rest"
ERECTED BY HIS LOVING WIFE AND CHILDREN
ALSO KATE MARY WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1934
AGED 76 YEARS

199.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF
ESTHER CAROLINE GREEN
WHO DIED THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1904
IN HER 24th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO ALFRED GREEN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 26th JULY 1914 AGED 75 YEARS
"Resting"

HARRIET MARY
GREEN
WIFE AND MOTHER
WHO DIED OCT 3rd 1928
AGED 89 YEARS

1901Census: Alfred, Boilermaker, H.M. Dockyard

200.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CURBS
JOHN GEORGE BLAKE
DIED 15th JULY 1906 AGED 32 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

ALSO JOHN JACOB BLAKE
DIED 15th MARCH 1917
AGED 72 YEARS

HEADSTONE
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
CELIA SABRINA BLAKE
DIED 25th OCTOBER 1925
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO CHARLES THOMAS CLARK
DIED 18th JUNE 1951
AGED 74 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

1901 Census: John Jacob Blake, H.M. Dockyard Labourer

201.   CURBS, ONE FALLEN (Recent health problems mean I have not tried to turn fallen section)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR MOTHER HARRIET CALLOWAY WHO DIED 10th MAY 1911 AGED 72 YEARS (One Line)

202.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHARLES ARCHER
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1901AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
ELSIE MAUD CAROLINE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th AUG 1894
AGED 3 MONTHS

203.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE ELIZABETH PACKER
AT REST 5th JANUARY 1900
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AT REST 20th APRIL 1905
AGED 42 YEARS
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH AMELIA
AT REST 28th JAN 1902
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE ETHEL
THEIR DAUGHTER
AND WIFE OF
HORACE WALTER WHITE
AT REST 7th JAN 1962
AGED 74 YEARS

1901 Census: William, Manager, Bread Baker

204.   HEADSTONE AND CURB

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CLEAVES
WHO DIED 6th JULY 1911
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO SUSAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1920
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO LOUIS CLEAVES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JANUARY 1892
AGED 18 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO FRANK HENRY CLEAVES
WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1922
AGED 42 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO ELIZABETH CLEAVES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th DECEMBER 1924
AGED 43 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

1901 Census: Contractor Carman

205.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HARGRAVES BAKER
WHO DIED ON JANUARY THE 12th 1892
AGED 52 YEARS
"Sweet Rest at Last"
ALSO
ELIZABETH REBECCA BAKER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON OCTOBER 5th 1931
AGED 90 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's Home Above"

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of the "Hook and Hatchet" ?

206.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY WILLIAM HARRISON
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 19th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
"Life's Race well Run,
Life's Work well Done,
Life's Crown well Won,
Now comes Rest"
ALSO WILLIAM JOHN
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 1st 1915
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ADA ISABELLA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 3rd 1918
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO BETSEY HARRISON
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
H. W. HARRISON
DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1922
AGED 69 YEARS
"Her Bright Smile Filled our Home with Gladness"
ALSO MARTHA JANE JACKMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
H.W. AND B. HARRISON
DIED JULY 10th 1949
AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Ironmongers and Undertakers; 1911Census: William, Undertaker.

207.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
RO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA JANE LUCY POVEY
DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1893
AGED 73 YEARS
"We Cannot tell who next may Fall,
Beneath thy Chastening Rod,
One must be First but let us All,
Prepare to meet our God"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH GOODHER
DIED 15th MAY 1915
IN HER 86th YEAR
ALSO OF JESSE GOODHER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1912
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ALSO OF EDWIN RHODES
WHO DIED 16th JANUARY 1912
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF
RACHEL HOLLAND RHODES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st APRIL 1948
AGED 91 YEARS

1891Census: Jesse Goodher, Parish Relief; Inquest in Chatham News, 20th January 1912.
1890 Kelly's Directory: Edwin Rhodes, Baker, The Brook.

208.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
FRANCIS A. NIXON
WHO PASSED AWAY 20th JAN 1907
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO LILIAN R. NIXON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th MARCH 1941
AGED 57 YEARS
"We cannot Lord thy Purpose see"
AMD VERA F. BEADLE
DAUGHTER OF LILIAN NIXON
BELOVED MOTHER HERSELF
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1986
AGED 65

209.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

HENRY RICHARD THOMPSON DIED 2nd JUNE 1907 AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO ELIZABETH ANN THOMPSON WHO FELL ASLEEP 27th OCTOBER 1964 AGED 82 YEARS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS THOMPSON
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
AUGUST 5th 1927 IN HIS 75th YEAR
ALSO
GEORGE WILLIAM THOMPSON
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE
JUNE 30th 1916 AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ANN THOMPSON
WHO PASSED AWAY
MAY 11th 1940 AGED 88 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

1901 Census: Henry Thompson, Wood Chopper, son of Wood Cutter, at Capstone

210.   PEDESTALS WITH CROSS AND ANGEL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN ESTHER DUFFIELD
WHO DIED 4th JULY 1912 AGED 65 YEARS
"Father I Stretch my Hand to Thee"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MARY ANN E. DUFFIELD
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1916 AGED 71 YEARS
"Hark the Sound of Holy Voices"

1911Census: Retired Engineer

211.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN SAD MEMORY
OF
MABEL MARY BURR
WHO DIED MARCH 29th 1911
IN HER 34th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO HERBERT JAMES BURR
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 1st 1912
AGED 22 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO OF
GEORGE WILLIAM BURR
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST
AUGUST 31st 1914
AGED 32 YEARS

1911Census: Herbert Burr, Wine Merchant's Clerk; George Burr, Labourer

212.   "BOOK" STYLE STONE

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF ALSO
WILLIAM J. MATILDA
ROSKILLY HIS WIFE
MATTHEW DIED 29th 11 1936
DIED 29th 8 1909 AGED 76 YEARS
AGED 49 YEARS

1901Census: Railway Labourer

213.   TALL GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM SHEPPARD
LATE CLR. SGT. R.M.L.I. CHATHAM DIVISION
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE ELIZA SHEPPARD
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1919
AGED 57 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ANNIE ELIZA SHEPPARD
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 29th 1938
AGED 71 YEARS
"Eternal Rest"
ALSO
HORACE WILLIAM BARNABAS
SHEPPARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORENCE
AT REST JANUARY 26th 1969
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE BEATRICE
HIS BELOVED WIFE
REUNITED MARCH 3rd 1973
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE ALBERT BARNABAS
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
6th DECEMBER 2002 AGED 96
ALSO
DOROTHY EVELYN SHEPPARD
HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED
26th SEPTEMBER 1991 AGED 81

214.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
MAUD CHUTER (NEE BRUNT)
THE BELOVED WIFE OF EDWARD CHUTER
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1919
AGED 31 YEARS
"The Feeling of my Love will Never be Old"
ALSO THE ABOVE EDWARD
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1965
AGED 80 YEARS
"Reunited"

215.   "CHEST TOMB" ON MASSIVE, STEPPED BASE"


BIRD

FREDERICK GODFREY BIRD
CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY, C.M.G., D.S.O.
LEGION D'HONNEUR
NOV. III MDCCCLXVIII
DEC. XXIX MCMXIX
CAPTAIN DOVER DRIFTER PATROL
IN THE GREAT WAR

216.   PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOUISA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHN WEST
DIED OCT 23rd 1911
AGED 59 YEARS
"At Rest"
"She Suffered Much but Murmured,
[Not                                                    ]
[                                                          ]
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN
WEST
DIED JUNE 1st 1940
AGED 80 YEARS

ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
WILLIAMS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF LOUISA
PASSED AWAY DEC. 8th 1940
AGED 68 YEARS

ALSO LOUISA BEATRICE WILLIAMS
WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1954
AGED 81 YEARS

217.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

"Peace,
Perfect Peace"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST
HENRY EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MELINDA TRANT GEORGE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 19th 1915
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MELINDA TRANT GEORGE
WHO FELL ASLEEP? AUGUST 1957 AGED 92 YEARS

1909 Kelly's Directory: Grocer, Luton Road and Rainham.

218.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY JOHN LAY
WHO DIED 28th JANUARY 1891
AGED 40 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW EMPLOYEES OF THE
AXE BRAND WORKS
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR DEEP RESPECT
ALSO HIS SON
STANLEY CHARLES LAY
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1891
AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO
CAROLINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
12th MARCH 1929
AGED 72 YEARS

The Axe Brand factory was a clothing manufacturer established in the old Chatham Workhouse building, later replaced by the Ritz Cinema, in turn replaced by a Bingo Hall.

219.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

IN
UNFADING MEMORY
OF
SERGT. WILLIAM HENRY BOURNES M.M.
7th BATT CANADIANS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EDITH ELLEN BOURNES
DIED 29th NOV 1918 AGED 33 YEARS
"The Peace that Passeth all Understanding"
ALSO EDITH ELLEN HIS BELOVED WIFE
REUNITED 3rd OCT 1957 AGED 73 YEARS

Did Bournes die in the Influenza epidemic?

220.   RED GRANITE CRUCIFORM COPED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES KELLY
WHO DIED 15th SEPT 1891
AGED 49 YEARS
R.I.P

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of the "Red Lion", Military Road

221.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS, DOUBLE PLOT

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH McCREA
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
22nd JANUARY 1905 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO MINNIE S. HIS DEVOTED WIFE
REUNITED 20th DEC. 1915
ALSO CHARLES EDWIN McCREA THEIR SON
KILLED IN ACTION 3rd MARCH 1917 AGED 19 YEARS
R.I.P.

EVALENA C. McCREA
1905 – 1986
CREMATED
PRAY FOR
EDWIN STEPHEN ALBON
HUSBAND OF NORAH
DIED 6th MARCH 1983
R.I.P.
CREMATED
PRAY FOR NORAH ALBON
DIED 20th DECEMBER 1980
PRAY FOR FR. MICHAEL ALBON
DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1981
R-I-P

222.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

MAJOR & BREVET LIEUT. COLONEL
JOHN BRECKNOCK NOBLE
ROYAL MARINES
9th MARCH 1917 AGED 49

223.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

MY DEAR HUSBAND LORENZO CLEVERTON LIPOP DIED NOV 12th 1918 AGED 23 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM ERNEST WILLIAMS DIED MAY 28th 1891 AGED 5½ YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
SARAH EMILY WILLIAMS
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1939
IN HER 80th YEAR
"Faithful Unto Death"
ALSO JOHN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1946
AGED 90 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO EMILY ADA SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 16th 1958
AGED 79 YEARS

John William, (a Shipwright) and Sarah Williams are the transcriber's great grand parents.
Lorenzo Lipop, a Shipwright-Draughtsman, died as a result of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 - 19

INQUEST ON WILLIAM WILLIAMS, CHATHAM NEWS, JUNE 6th 1891
"The City Coroner (Mr W. H. Bell, LL.B) held an inquest at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, on Saturday morning last, before a jury, of which Mr H.G. Homan was foreman, touching the death of William Edward (sic) Williams, aged 5 years, whose death resulted from a fall from the high bank at the side of Chatham Hill.
   John Williams, a journeyman shipwright of 11 Thorold Road, Chatham, identified the deceased as his son. On the previous Thursday he was sent for from work because an accident had happened to the deceased, who had been taken to the Hospital. He went direct to that institution, and found the deceased was unconscious. He heard the deceased had fallen from a bank 20 feet high near his house.
   John Thomas Parston (sic) (Panton ?), general dealer, of 4, Rhode Street, Chatham, said he was proceeding down Chatham Hill soon after eleven o'clock on Thursday morning. He saw the deceased falling from a high bank on Chatham Hill. He fell into the stone gutter by the side of the road, striking the side of his head. He was about 30 yards above the spot at the moment, and he rushed at once to the deceased. He picked him up, and he was then insensible. He saw no one else at the top of the bank, and could assign no cause for the fall. He placed the deceased in Mr Church's trap which was passing, and drove him to the hospital.
   By a juror :there was no fence at the top of the bank, and a horse fell over there a short time ago. He understood that the place was use for grazing.
   Another juror said that the plateau at the top the bank was apparently used as a public recreation ground.
   Dr Nankivell, surgeon at the Hospital, said that deceased was admitted into the Hospital on the 28th inst. suffering from fracture of the skull. He died the same evening about nine hours after admission. The cause of death was the fracture, which was such as might be caused by a fall from a height.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Death from misadventure""


JOHN AND SARAH WILLIAMS AND THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER, MARY LIPOP, WHO WAS THE ONLY CHILD OF LORENZO LIPOP AND HILDA. MARY MARRIED JOURNALIST, DUNCAN RAND IN 1941; DUNCAN WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE MEDWAY LITTLE THEATRE. PHOTOGRAPH C. 1923

END OF SECTION A, B, C, E AND F

 

SECTION F F

224.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

ON LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES MOORE
WHO DIED 21st JANUARY 1901
AGED 60 YEARS
"[                  ] Patient in thy Suffering,
When no hand could give thee Ease,
God the Helper of the Helpless,
Saw thy Grief and gave thee Peace"
ALSO
CATHERINE JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th SEPTEMBER 1913
AGED 63? YEARS
ALSO
ETHEL HARRIET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th FEBRUARY 1944
AGED 60 YEARS
"Sadly Missed but not Forgotten"

1881 Census: Railway Guard

225.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK THOMAS
(LATE R.H.A.)
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH ELIZABETH BEEDEN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1901
AGED 32 YEARS
"The Spirit hath returned unto God who gave it"
ALSO OF
JOHN THOMAS BLACKMAN
FATHER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 30th 1925
AGED 83 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

226.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN SOAMES WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1901 AGED 35 YEARS

227.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LUCY MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WALTER COLYER
WHO FELL ASLEEP [     ] MAY 1901
AGED 51 YEARS
"Sleep on Dear One [         ]
God taketh those [          ]"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WALTER COLYER
[DIED 1921]
[AGED 72 YEARS]

1881Census: Blacksmith at H.M. Dockyard

228.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE HUGGETT
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1901
AGED 64 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE HUGGETT
WHO DIED OCT 1st 1911
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1943
AGED 46 YEARS

1881Census: George Huggett, Shipwright.

229.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD FREDERICK PEARCE
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1902
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO AGNES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1915
AGED 58 YEARS

1901Census: Carpenter

230.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PERCIVAL BOORMAN
WHO DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1902 AGED 5 ½ MONTHS

ALSO FREDERICK DUNSTAN BOORMAN WHO DIED 28th APRIL 1917 AGED 40 YEARS

ALSO LOUISE WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1953 AGED 75 YEARS

1911 Census: Engine Fitter at H.M. Dockyard

231.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARGARET RADFORD SMITH WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1903 AGED 79 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO WILLIAM SMITH WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1903 ? AGED 83? YEARS

1881Census: At Minster, Retired Dock Yard Shipwright.

232.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES MORGANS
WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1903
AGED 49 YEARS
"Over the Line, why should I Remain,
I'll Cross it and go to Jesus"
ALSO MINNIE LAVINA
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1903
AGED 29 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES MORGANS
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1908
AGED 58 YEARS
"Past all Pain For Ever, done with Sorrow now"

1901 Census: Blacksmith, H.M. Dockyard

233.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE
A. E. KILLIAN
SHIPWRIGHT 2nd CL. RN 346954
H.M.S. GIBRALTAR
13th JUNE 1919   AGE 28

234.  CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SOPHIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY HOLDEN WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1905 AGED 69 YEARS (One Line)

1890 Kelly's Directory: Henry Holden, Landlord of the "Saracen's Head", The Brook

235.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE BRIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 24th 1904
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
EVA BRIGHT
WHO DIED FEB 10th 1908
AGED 7 MONTHS
"For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO JAMES ARTHUR
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ADELAIDE BRIGHT
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1924
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO PETER
HUSBAND OF JANE BRIGHT
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1927
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ADSLAIDE MARY BRIGHT
WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1949
AGED 71 YEARS
AND BESSIE DAUGHTER DIED 19th JULY 1901
AGED 13 MONTHS

236.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HELEN CLARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE BENHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 9th 1904
AGED 27 YEARS
"Yet since you could no longer stay to Cheer us,
with your Love,
We Hope to Meet Again in yon' Bright
World Above"

237.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY WREN WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1903 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA WREN WHO DIED 28th MAY 1918 AGED 61? YEARS

238.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH JANE KNOTT
LATE LEADING SHIPWRIGHT R.N.
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1903
AGED 26 YEARS
"Anchored Safely,
Sweet the Sleep he so much Needed,
Free from Sorrow, Grief and Pain,
Looking on his Face, so Peaceful,
Could we Wish him Back Again"
ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES
THE ARTISANS OF H.M.S. REPULSE
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH JANE
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 19[  ]
AGED 42 YEARS

239.  HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST JOHN MORRIS
2nd LIEUT. 1st BATT. PRINCE OF WALES
NOTYJ STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ETHEL MAUD MORRIS
WHO DIED FROM GAS POISONING RECEIVED IN ACTION
JUNE THE 17th 1916 AGED 38 YEARS
"Could we have Raised his Dying Head,
Or Heard his Last Farewell,
The Blow would not have been so Hard,
To those who Loved him Well"
INTERRED IN THE FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY AT DRANOUTRE
ALSO EDWARD WILLIAM WELLS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th MARCH 1931
IN HIS 87th YEAR
"At Rest"

240.   GRANITE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
EMMA COLLINS
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1900
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS OBIDIAH COLLINS
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1915 ?
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1881Census: Tomas Collins, Mariner

241.   CURBS

JOHN JAMES FREEMAN WHO DIED MAY 26th 1908 AGED 31 YEARS

ALSO HIS DAUGHTER ETHEL MAY FREEMAN WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1909 AGED 3 YEARS

242.   CURBS

MY DEAR MOTHER HARRIET SMITH DIED 11th JUNE 1908 AGED 58 YEARS

OUR DEAR SON GEORGE ALFRED PARRY DIED 1st JANUARY 1916 AGED 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS

243.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN THOMAS FUNNELL WHO DIED JUNE 23rd 1908 AGED 66 YEARS

ALSO HIS WIFE LUCY FUNNELL WHO DIED NOV 29th 1913 AGED 72 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Outfitter

244.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS WITH ANGEL

IN FOND AND CHERISHED
REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
ALFRED JOHN NORRIS
DIED THE 9th OF JULY 1909
AGED 46 YEARS
A KIND AND LOVING MOTHER
"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"
ALSO THE ABOVE ALFRED JOHN
WHO DIED THE 20th AUGUST 1951
AGED 86 YEARS

ALSO OF THEIR
THIRD SON
ARTHUR NORRIS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1912
AGED 21 YEARS
"His Toils are Past, his Work is Done,
And he is Fully Blest,
He Fought the Fight, the Victory Won,
And Entered into Rest"

1911 Census: Alfred Norris, Recorder of Works, H. M. Dockyard;
Arthur Norris, Fitter and Turner at Cement Works, Northfleet?

245.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH FRASER WHO DIED 27th JANUARY 1915 AGED 54 YEARS

ALSO ALFRED JOHN ROBERTS WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1910 AGED 30 YEARS

246.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CELIA ROGERS
WHO DIED OCT 24th 1911
AGED 33 YEARS
"She hath done what she Could"

247.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE MOSS
WHO DIED 2nd AUGUST 1902
AGED 55 YEARS
"A Husband Good and Father Kind,
His Soul has Passed Away,
Passed from a World of Endless Pain,
With Christ his King to Stay"
ALSO WILLIAM ALFRED MOSS
BELOVED GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd OCTOBER 1914
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT MOSS
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th DECEMBER 1938
AGED 85 YEARS

1881Census: Agricultural Labourer

248.   VOLUTED STONE (WORN)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WINCH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 22nd ? 1907 AGED 71 YEARS
[                                         ]
ALSO ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [                       ] 1912 AGED [74] YEARS

1881Census: Stoker, H.M. Dockyard; wife Alice Tobacconist

249.   CURBS

OUR DEAR MOTHER ANN ELIZABETH RUBERY WHO DIED 27th NOV 1907 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES WILLIAM RUBERY WHO DIED 29th AUG 1926 AGED 76 YEARS

1881Census: Boiler Maker

250.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE ARTHUR HOWLETT WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 9th 1909 AGE 18 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO GEORGE ARTHUR HOWLETT WHO FELL ASLEEP 23rd NOV 1922 AGED 59 YEARS

251.   CURBS

HANNAH BAKER DIED APRIL 3rd 1910 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND THOMAS BAKER DIED AUG 22nd 1934 AGED 83 YEARS

1911Census: Excavator at H.M. Dockyard, Living in Gillingham

252.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE WARD
WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST 1910
AGED 59 YEARS
"A Sudden Change at God's Command she Fell,
She had no Chance to Bid her Friends Farewell,
Affliction came without Warning given,
And bid her haste to meet God in Heaven"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WARD
WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1912
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH MacCANNA
WHO ENTERED THE HOMELAND
28th JULY 1923 AGED 59 YEARS
"Until we Meet Again"

253.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCES ANN BETTNAM BAKER WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1911 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)

SUSAN BELOVED DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL BAKER DIED 6th OCT 1931 ? AGED 71 ? YEARS

254.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE MAUD MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF W.J.J. GUNN
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1907
AGED 44? YEARS
A DEVOTED WIFE AND LOVING MOTHER
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED WALTER JOHN JAMES GUNN
P.M. 2404 PPOS TO BRKPIT [   ]?
PZ 2404 P? OP? KENT
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 19[3]0
AGED 68 YEARS

255.   SMALL "BOOK" TYPE AND CURBS

WILLIAM THOMAS JURY WHO DIED MAY 6th 1907 AGED 45 YEARS

ALSO OF HIS WIFE EMMELINE ELIZABETH WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1948 AGED 82 YEARS

IN
LOVING MEMORY ALSO
OF 
A WONDERFUL HUSBAND 
"TED" 
EDWARD JURY 
WHO DIED 
16th MARCH 1968 
AGED 75 YEARS
"A FAITHFUL SERVANT
OF GOD"
HIS
LOVING WIFE
ELSIE HARRIETT
WHO DIED
17th OCT 1975
AGED 75 YEARS
 "REUNITED"

256.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS HERSEY POWELL
DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1907
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
GLADYS EILEEN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ELIZABETH POWELL
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1967 IN HER HUNDRETH YEAR

257.    SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWIN ARNOLD
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1916
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO KEZIAH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1927
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO FRANK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th NOVEMBER 1902
AGED 20 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THOMAS ARNOLD
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1937
AGED 53 YEARS

258.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HENRY
HUDSON
WHO DIED JULY 13th 1906
AGED 70 YEARS
"Farewell Dear Wife, my Life is Past,
You Loved me Dearly to the Last,
Grieve not for Me, but to Prepare,
For Heaven to your Greatest Care"
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1925
IN HER 83rd YEAR
"At Rest"

259.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

8376 PRIVATE
S.F. BECK
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT
21st APRIL 1918 AGED 30
"With Christ"

260.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES PIKE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST SEPTEMBER 29th 1906
AGED 48 YEARS
"Sweet Rest in Heaven"
ALSO MARY JANE PIKE
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 21st 1942
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES PIKE
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 6th 1947
AGED 86 YEARS
FREDERICK RUPERT PIKE
BORN 20th MARCH 1899
DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1977

1911Census: Charles Pike, Navy Pensioner, living in Gillingham

261.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TIRSLEY
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1907
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1911
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO ABIGAIL MARIAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1952
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO STEWART FRASER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1954
AGED 77 YEARS

262.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN SHEPHERD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1906
AGED 47 YEARS
"Gone from us but not Forgotten.
Never shall thy Memory Fade,
Loving Thoughts shall Ever Linger,
Round the Spot where thou art Laid"
ALSO BENJAMIN ARTHUR RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1954
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1957
AGED 85 YEARS

1901Census: Benjamin Shepherd, Confectioner and Baker, Luton Road

263.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN WALKER WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1910 AGED 81 YEARS

ALSO CAROLINE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE [GOD]WIN ? WHO DIED APRIL [    ] 1931 IN HER 81st YEAR (One Line)

264.   CURB

FREDERICK FRANCIS WHO DIED JULY 21st 1910 AGED 54 YEARS

265.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF
FRANCES SCOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP 20th NOVEMBER 1913
AGED 74 YEARS
"She is not Dead but Sleepeth"
ALSO
WALTER HENRY BOOTH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 5th AUGUST 1911
AGED 37 YEARS
"Sleep on Dear One and take thy Rest,
God taketh those le Loveth Best"
ALSO
VIOLET ETHEL BOOTH
WHO DIED 19th FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 19 YEARS

1911Census: Walter Booth, Flour Carter at Steam Mill

266.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY GERMAN
WHO DIED 22nd JUNE 1917
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd NOVEMBER 1938
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

267.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
WALTER
BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA METCALF
C.P.O. ROYAL NAVY
DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1919
IN HIS 45th YEAR
"His End was Peace"
ALSO EMMA SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 15th OCTOBER 1950
AGED 76 YEARS
"Reunited"

268.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSIAH LINNELL
WHO DIED ON THE 13th APRIL 1898
AGED 58 YEARS
"The Morning Comes, we cannot tell,
How we may Spend the Day,
Death like a Sudden Whirlwind came,
And Snatched his Life Away"
ALSO
SARAH ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
23rd JANUARY 1925
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

1890 Kelly's Directory and 1891 Census: Cab Proprietor , Cannon Street

269.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MARTIN DIED 7th JULY 1905 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO CAROLINE HIS WIFE DIED 4th APRIL 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Landlord of "Sir Colin Campbell" Public House

270.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MARTIN DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1905 AGED 23 YEARS

ALSO FANNY MARTIN WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1918 IN HER 68th YEAR

271.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSAN DUNCAN
WHO DIED SEPT 18th 1905
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF MATILDA BROWN
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1910 IN HER 86th YEAR

272.   VOLUTED STONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT ISAAC GREGORY
QUARRINGTON
WHO DIED 29th SEPTEMBER 1905
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO AMELIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1931
IN HER 86th YEAR
ALSO ALBERT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1922
AGED 42 YEARS
"At Rest"

1901Census: Robert Quarrington, House Carpenter

273.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK JAMES
BOATMAN
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 7th 1905
AGED 76 YEARS
"Weep not for me my Children Dear,
I am not Dead but Sleeping here,
The Lord hath chosen mt Time to come,
To Dwell with Him in Heaven above"
ALSO JAMES NORRIS
SON-IN-LAW OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 7th 1946
AGED 76 YEARS
"A Sudden Change at God's Command he Fell,
He had no Chance to bid his friends Farewell,
Afflictions came without Warning given,
And bid him Haste to meet his God in Heaven"
ALSO HARRIET E. NORRIS
DIED OCT 6th 1947
AGED 83 YEARS

274.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWIN WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1911
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DIED 16th DECEMBER 1915
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO NORAH CHRISTOPHER
GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th AUGUST 1915
AGED 14 DAYS
ALSO TWO GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE
ALBERT LEONARD CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1918
AGED 24 YEARS
BERTRAM WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE
5th OCTOBER 1918 AGED 20 YEARS

1890 Kelly's Directory: Edwin Shoe Maker, Fair Row; 1911Census: Elizabeth, Grocer

275.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR JOHN TESTER
DIED JULY 12th 1911
IN HER 52nd YEAR
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
JESSIE AGED 3 YEARS
AND JOHN W. AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MERCY MARY TESTER
DIED DECEMBER 14th 1920
IN HER 81st YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR JOHN TESTER
DIED JUNE 7th 1928
IN HIS 68th YEAR

1911Census: Cabinet Manufacturer

276.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
IVY DOROTHY WOOD
WHO DIED 28th DEC 1911
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO
ROBERT WILLIAM WOOD
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th DEC 1917
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY ANN WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th DEC 1930
AGED 67 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

1911 Census: Scale Maker at Rochester

277.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/10684 PRIVATE
H. FALKUS
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
16th MARCH 1915 AGE 43
"Gone but not Forgotten"

278.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

22554 PRIVATE
A. BATHURST
BORDER REGIMENT
10th JULY 1916 AGED 19
"Sweet is the Memory,
That Never Fades,
Of Him we Loved,
But could not Save"

279.   CURBS

WILLIAM HENRY WRAY DIED 23rd JAN 1911 IN HIS 76th YEAR

ALSO OF HIS WIFE MARY ANN WRAY DIED 20th SEPT 1915 AGED 71 YEARS

1901 Census: General Dealer

280.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

22392 PRIVATE
F. GILES
ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS
21st JANUARY 1918 AGED 43
"Gone but not Forgotten"

281.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
NELLIE LEWIS
WHO DIED ON MARCH 26th 1909
AGED 63
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO FREDERICK SOWTER
WHO DIED MAY 4th 1928
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO WALTER LEWIS
FOR 33 YEARS CHAIRMAN OF THE
CHATHAM WORKING MENS' CLUB AND INSTITUTE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1930
IN HIS 79th YEAR
"When the Toil is Over,
Then comes Rest and Peace,
Jesus in his Beauty,
Songs that Never Cease"

1911Census: Fred Sowter, a Compositor lodging with Lewis who is a School Attendance Officer

282.   CURBS

FLORENCE JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH WILLAM LEECH WHO DIED SEPT 16th 1909 AGED 34 YEARS (One Line)

283.   SMALL HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JAMES
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LOUISA MAXWELL
DIED 1st MARCH 1919
AGED 62 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done"
ALSO LOUISA
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 9th OCT 1949
AGED 89 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: At Tonbridge?, Army Pensioner

284.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE MILLER DIED 14th JANUARY 1902 AGED 63 YEARS

ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE EMILY MILLER DIED 17th JULY 1917 AGED 75 YEARS

285.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
BOMDR. WALTER ATKINS GREEN
[                     ?                    ]
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 30th 1916
AGED 33 / YEARS
"         Verse?          "
ALSO WALTER GREEN (HIS BABY?)
DIED AUGUST [    ] 1909 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO LILIAN E. GREEN
DIED NOV 9th 1955 AGED 71 YEARS

286.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS JOHN MORRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV 15th 1914
AGED 56 YEARS
"Loving and True, she rests in the Lord"
ALSO T.J. MORRISON HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 16th 1947 AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT WILLIAM
TREADWELL C.E.R.A.
LOST HIS LIFE IN CHINA
JANUARY 13th 1927 AGED 39
"Ever in our Thoughts"

1911 Census: Thomas Morrison, Messenger

287.   CURBS

MARY ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF ALFRED HARRY HALES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd JUNE 1901 AGED 27 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO JOSEPH WILLIAM THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZA JANE LEECH DIED 21st AUG 1905 AGED 61 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO THE ABOVE ELIZA JANE LEECH DIED 17th DEC 1936 AGED 88 YEARS

1901 Census: Joseph Leech at Plumstead, born Chatham, Butcher

288.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS WITH COPED LEDGER

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE MATILDA ROGERS
WHO DIED 16th SEPT 1901
AGED 50 YEARS
"Redeemed by the Precious
Blood of Christ"
ALSO CAROLINE WIDOW OF
VINCENT G.C. ROGERS
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1908
AGED 81 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
VINCENT GERALD CHARLES ROGERS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM OLD BURIAL GROUND
A.D. 1865

1861 Census: Vincent Rogers, Cutter, Army Clothier

289.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CARNIE
DIED JANUARY 4th 1909
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO OF
FANNY ELIZABETH
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 29th 1908
AGED 65 YEARS
JOHN SIDNEY CARNIE
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27th 1901
AGED 5 MONTHS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

290.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FLORENCE REBECCA
WIFE OF BERNARD V. PATTISON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th 1908
AGED 22 YEARS
"Sacrificed to the Lord"
ALSO
BERNARD RICHARD PATTISON
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 11th 1909
AGED 1 YEARS
[                                 ]
ELIZABETH LOUISA SAXTO[N]
[ DIED 1916]
[AGED 80 YEARS]

291.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES
THE DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN FOAT
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1910
AGED 62 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT 21st 1919
AGED 70 YEARS
"the Memory of the Just is Blessed"

1901 Census: Joiner, H.M. Gun Wharf, lived in Sainsbury Road

292.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELMORE
WHO DIED JANUARY 16th 1900
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC 19th 1906
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA ANN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 16th 1902
AGED 53 YEARS
"Happy Soul that finds a Re[st]"

1891 Census: Carpenter., Perry Street

293.   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR STANLEY FRANK M.D., R.N.
SIXTH SON OF
GEORGE AND MARIANNE FRANK
LOW HALL, KIRBY MOORSIDE, YORKSHIRE
BORN SEPTEMBER 2nd 1877
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1900
"The Lord Gave and the Lord
Hath Taken Away"

294.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED BARTON
THE DEARLY LOVED AND ONLY
SON OF
ALFRED AND EMMELINE
COOPER
OF BENENDEN
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
JULY 12th 1901
AGED 27 YEARS
"Father in thy Gracious Keeping
Leave we now thy Servant Sleeping"

1901 Census: Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist of Ordnance Terrace, born Hawkhurst

295.   CURBS

CHARLES JAMES SOUTHERWOOD WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1912 AGED 46 YEARS

ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE CHRISTIANA MAUD WHO DIED 14th FEB 1940 AGED 73 YEARS

296.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER JOHN SPRATT
DIED 15th JULY 1914
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
ELLEN SPRATT
DIED 5th MAY 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THEIR SON
ARTHUR HENRY SPRATT
DIED OF WOUNDS AT PALESTINE 13th DEC 1917
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
NELLIE SPRATT
DIED 9th FEB 1927
AGED 34 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

297.   CURBS

ROBERT JAMES MAYNARD WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1911 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1926 AGED 79 YEARS

1901 Census: Carpenter, H.M. Dockyard

298.   WHITE MARBLE HEADSTONE

JOHN
THE BELOVED
HUSBAND OF
SARAH IRESON
WHO DIED
DECEMBER 21st 1911
AGED 68 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP
DECEMBER 21st 1950
AGED 82 YEARS
"Reunited"
ALSO FREDERICK VICTOR
BILLINGHURST
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED
OCTOBER 3rd 1981
AGED 61 YEARS
"At Rest"

1901 Census: John Ireson, Corporation Labourer

299.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

A.J. BEST
ORDINARY SEAMAN
H.M.S. "GENERAL WOLFE"
8th NOVEMBER 1918 AGED 19
"Gone but not Forgotten"

300.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH P. ALBORN WHO DIED MAY 4th 1910 ? AGED 74 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM E. ALBORN WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1910 ? AGED 78 YEARS

1881 Census: Skilled Labourer of Luton Road

301.    HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN CHURCH PEABODY
REYNOLDS
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1898
AGED 73 YEARS
"Heaven is Rest"

302.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH ELIZABETH PARKER WHO DIED 1st MARCH 1900 AGED 44 YEARS (One Line)

ALSO OF AMELIA GROVES WHO DIED 24th MARCH 1938 AGED 59 YEARS

303.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS STOCK
(LATE R.M.L.I.)
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1900
AGED 64 YEARS
"Loved by All who Knew Her"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS STOCK
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1905
AGED 69 YEARS
"Gone to Rest"
ALSO SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY J. MEDHURST
WHO DIED 23rd JAN 1941
AGED 68 YEARS

304.   CURBS



EMMA MARTHA GRAY BLANDEN WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 25th 1910 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO ANDREW GRAY WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1911 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN GRACE BLANDEN WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1915 AGED 37 YEARS

1901 Census: Andrew Gray?, at West Ham, born Chatham, Boiler Maker ?

305.   CURBS

ALSO MARY BROWN
DIED JANUARY 31st 1911 AGED 37 ? YEARS
ALSO THOMAS BROWN
DIED AUGUST 18th 1911 AGED 35 YEARS

306.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

265878 PRIVATE
T. BLANDEN
SUFFOLK REGIMENT
31st OCTOBER 1918

307.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZA BACON WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1898 AGED 56 YEARS

ALSO JAMES BACON WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1912 AGED 70 YEARS

1911 Census: Pensioner, Watch Company ?

308.   CURBS, DOUBLE PLOT

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY TUCKER WHO DIED ON THE 24th DAY OF JUNE 1899 AGED 51 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO HENRY TUCKER SON DIED [    ] FEB 1912 AGED 42 AND CHARLES TUCKER SON DIED 9th NOV 1918 AGED 4[   ]

ALSO CHARLES BURGESS FATHER [      ] TUCKER DIED 26th OCT 1899 AGED 82 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO R.C. TUCKER SON LATE PTE 2nd E. KENT REGT KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES FEB 14th 1915 AGED 31 YEARS (One Line)

309.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE AMELIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF W.H. ROLFE OF MAIDSTONE
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES FOWLER
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1899
AGED 28 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO FREDERICK
SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES FOWLER
WHO DIED NOV 10th 1910
AGED 25 YEARS
INTERRED IN GIBRALTER CEMETERY
ALSO JAMES FOWLER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1929
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO JAMES CHARLES FOWLER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1956
AGED 75 YEARS
ERECTED BY HER FATHER JAMES FOWLER

1901 Census: James Fowler, Senior, Messenger at Naval Stores.

310.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE JAMES
THE BELOVED SON OF
MARY ANN SENIOR
WHO DIED SEPT 11th 1908
AGED 33 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not Gone from Love,
But Gone to our Father's Home Above"
ERECTED BY A FEW FRIENDS

1901 Census: Shipyard Labourer

311.   LEDGER

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZA ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HUNT LARKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 4th 1897
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN HUNT LARKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 24th 1906
AGED 83 YEARS
"Farewell Dear [                        ]
My? Loving[                ] no More
[              ] Loving Eyes shall Weep
[                ] Dear Parents [         ]" 

1881 Census: Greenwich Pensioner, Labourer

END OF SECTION F F

 

SECTION H H

312.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

J.H. THROWER
STOKER 1st CLASS RN K/2168
H.M.S. "LIFFEY"
28th APRIL 1918 AGE 28

313.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN HALL
WHO FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 4th 1900
AGED 55 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN WILLIAM HALL
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1928
AGED 82 YEARS
"Reunited"

1881Census: Fair Row, Chatham, Ship Riveter, mother has shop; 1890 Kelly's Directory, Shop Keeper, Fair Row; 1901Census: Ship Fitter ?

314.   CURBS

HARRIET LEONARD WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1903 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 9th DEC 1929 AGED 79 YEARS

1911Census: Agricultural Labourer

315.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MORRISS
DIED 6th DEC 1905
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
FIRST WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 8th NOV 1875 AGED 25 YEARS
INTERRED IN THIS CEMETERY
ALSO
ELIZABETH CUTHBERTSON MORRISS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 13th OCT 1912 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS MORRISS
DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1933
AGED 80 ? YEARS

316.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH THOMAS DUNN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1908
AGED 20 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
"He is Gone but not Forgotten,
Never shall his Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts will Ever Linger,
Round the Spot where he is Laid"
ALSO WILLIAM DUNN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 25th 1913
AGED 55 YEARS

1911Census: William Dunn, Senior, Rigger's Labourer

317.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BONHAM
WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1909
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF EMILY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1910
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR SON
ANDREW CHARLES BONHAM
WHO DIED SEPT 27th 1909
AGED 28 YEARS

1901Census: William, Labourer, H.M. Dockyard; Andrew, Hammerman, H.M. Dockyard

318.   VOLUTED MARBLE

IN MEMORY OF
JANE P. DOHERTY
DIED NOV 19th 1899
AGED 67
ALSO OF
JOHN HER HUSBAND
DIED JAN 27th 1910
AGED 77
ALSO THEIR SON
GEORGE CHARLES DOHERTY H.M.S. "BULWARK"
DIED NOV 26th 1914 AGED 42 YEARS
"A BULWARK VICTIM"
"The Sea Gave up it's Dead"

1901Census: John Doherty, Bargeman of Rochester

319.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS ATKINSON
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS MARCH 30th ? 1909
AGED 40 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
"Farewell Sweet Flower [      ] ours,
For you have gone to Rest,
The Saviour has but Called you,
To Fold to his Breast"

320.   FALLEN AND BROKEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
THOMAS HARTLEY
WHO DIED FEB 22nd 1904
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARTLEY
WHO DIED DEC 6th 1917
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE MARY HARTLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 23rd 1948
R.I.P.

321.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

048031 PRIVATE
A.E. MOORE
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
5th FEBRUARY 1919 AGED 30

BELOVED HUSBAND
OF LETITIA MOORE

322.  CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR HOGBEN WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st JUNE 1908 AGED 42 YEARS

ALSO OF MILDRED FOLKES WHO FELL ASLEEP 10th FEB 1944 ? AGED 82 YEARS

1901Census: Tailor/Men's Outfitter

323.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

CH/9634 PRIVATE
H.T. YOUNG
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
16th JULY 1917 AGED 39

324.   CURBS

EMMA CLATWORTHY WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1915 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1939 AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM PAINTER WHO DIED 10th JULY 1915 AGED 88 YEARS

1881Census: William Painter, Sawyer; 1911Census: George Clatworthy, Carpenter and Joiner for Builder/Undertaker

325.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND LEDGER

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN DARLEY C.M.
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1906
IN HER 65th YEAR
ALSO OF THOMAS HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LATE CURATOR OF DRAWINGS H.M. DOCKYARD
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1910 IN HIS 72nd YEAR


RELIEF OF H.M.S. "NORTHAMPTON" 1888

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A GRAND HUSBAND AND FATHER
HENRY CYRIL DARLEY
ENG LIEUT COMDR R.N.
AT REST 31st AUGUST 1954
IN HIS 80th YEAR
"He Ploughed the Oceans for his Country and his Family"
(Masonic Symbol)

ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE
GEORGINA KATE
AT REST 8th JANUARY 1956
AGED 81 YEARS
INTERRED IN GRAVE NO 1159 SECTION H.H.

1901 Census: Thomas Darley, Curator of Drawings and Records, Retired

326.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

54631 PRIVATE
ERNEST THOMAS BROYDEN
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT
8th JULY 1919 AGED 21
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BROYDEN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
1st DECEMBER 1925 AGED 81

327.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

W.T. PUNT D.S.M.
STO. PETTY OFFICER RN 302295
H.M.S. "LAERTES"
6th MAY 1916 AGED 34
"His Memory is as Dear Today,
as in the Hour,
he Passed away"

328.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

2002604 PRIVATE
W.G. HATT
8th RES. BN. CANADIAN INF.
7th APRIL 1918 AGE 17
"To Memory Ever Dear"

329.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN MURPHY
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1915
AGED 54 YEARS
"A More Devoted Wife and Mother Ever Lived"
ALSO
EDITH MAUD MURPHY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th MARCH 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
DANIEL MURPHY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 12th 1921
AGED 66 YEARS
"They Called Me and I Came"

330.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
SARAH TALBOT
DIED 15th NOV. 1915 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
HER DAUGHTER CLARA HULLAND
DIED 28th OCT. 1950 AGED 70 YEARS

331.   CURBS

ELLEN MARY BRISLEY WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1916 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO VICTOR ALBERT HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13th NOV 1943 AGED 74 YEARS

332.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

28806 PRIVATE
H.E. RICHARDS
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
11th SEPTEMBER 1918 AGE 19
"Rest Eternal
Light Perpetual"

LOUISA THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH E. RICHARDS WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1919 AGED 57 YEARS (One Line)
ALSO HORATIO (RAY) THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1918 AGED 19 YEARS (One Line)

333.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

5789C. QMR. SERJT.
E.W. STEELE
ROYAL ENGINEERS
14th DECEMBER 1919 AGE 39

ALSO HIS WIFE ETHEL MAY
16th FEBRUARY 1948 AGE 63

334.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

240332 PRIVATE
W. WEBB
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
27th MARCH 1919 AGE 20
"At Rest"

335.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CH/19762 PRIVATE
H. PRANGNELL
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918 AGE 19
"Duty Done,
At Rest with Mother"

IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED PARENTS HENRY PRANGNELL FELL ASLEEP 21st MARCH 1957 AGED 89 YEARS (One Line)

The 23rd of April 1918 (St. Georges Day), was the date of the Zeebrugge Raid

336.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

8503 PRIVATE
J.G. CLOW
E. KENT REGT. (THE BUFFS)
24th DECEMBER 1918 AGE 37
200463 PRIVATE
D.J. CLOW
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
1st NOVEMBER 1925 AGE 38

337.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

E.F. SPENCELEY
CHIEF STOKER RN 121513
H.M. MOTOR LIGHTER C3
10th MAY 1918 AGE 53
"Live for England,
We for England Died"

ALSO EDWARD CHARLES STEARS WHO FELL ASLEEP 25th FEBRUARY 1911 AGED 27 YEARS

ELLA SPENCELEY WHO FELL ASLEEP 1st JANUARY 1934 AGED 34 YEARS

RACHEL WIFE OF F.F. SPENCELEY WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th OCTOBER 1938 AGED 73 YEARS "Remembrance is Beautiful"

338.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WALTER EDWARD
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE HENRY & ELIZABETH SARAH
MILLS
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1909
IN HIS 14th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH SARAH MILLS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1918
AGED 56 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES FREDERICK PAYNE
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 7th 1925
AGED 44 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE HENRY MILLS
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1943 ? AGED 87 YEARS

339.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G.F. RALPH
STOKER PETTY OFFICER RN
300114
H.M.S. "LOWESTOFT"
9th MARCH 1918 AGE 34

340.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

3/10267 PRIVATE
F. BROOKER
E. KENT REGT. (THE BUFFS)
13th SEPTEMBER 1916

ALSO HIS MOTHER
SARAH ANN BROOKER
10th MARCH 1924 AGE 65

341.   CURBS

ALEXANDER RICHARD DAVIS
AT REST 11th DEC 1912 AGED 49 YEARS

ALSO SUSANNAH DAVIS
REUNITED 6th NOV 1956 AGED 89 YEARS

1911Census: Army Pensioner

342   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G/11572 PRIVATE
T.C. GRINSTED
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
13th JULY 1916 AGE 20

343.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE EDWARD AUSTEN
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1918
AGED 36 YEARS
"We shall Meet Again"
ALSO KATHLEEN BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND THE DEAR SISTER OF MADELENE SAVAGE R.R.C.
DIED 30th OCTOBER 1918 AGED 36 YEARS

ALSO OF
OUR
DEAR BROTHER
JOSEPH TYLER
WHO DIED 5th NOV 1928
AGED 60 YEARS
"Safe in God's Keeping"

ALSO IN
PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
CAPT. T.A. SAVAGE R.A.
COMMD. 10th I.M.A. B'GDE.
KILLED IN EGYPT 26th JUNE 1919
AGED 37 YEARS

345.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES BROWN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1913
AGED 84 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 29th 1939
IN HER 90th YEAR
"Reunited"

SECTION C C (ROMAN CATHOLIC)

346.   PEDESTALS, CROSS FALLEN

OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE REPOSE
OF THE SOUL OF
ELEANOR BELINDA O'BEIRNE
WIFE OF DENIS O'BEIRNE
H.M. CUSTOMS, ROCHESTER
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1916 AGED 52
"May She Rest in Peace"
"Jesus Mercy, Mary Hear"

347.   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE

OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE RE[POSE]
OF THE SOUL OF
EDWARD RYAN
WHO DIED 2nd NOV 1897
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 25th JUNE 1899
AGED 60 YEARS
"On Whose [Souls] Sweet Jesus
[Have] [M]ercy"
[R.I.]P.

1881 Census: At 2 Slate Yard, Manor Street, Brompton, Chelsea Pensioner and Labourer

348.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR DAUGHTER
ELLEN FINCH
WHO DIED 9th MARCH 1908
AGED 34 YEARS
"I've Bid the World a Glad Farewell,
I've Done with Suffering Now,
And Never More one Passing Grief,
Shall Shade my Peaceful Brow"
ALSO
MARTHA MARGARET COLLINS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1921
AGED 67 YEARS

349.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MRS MARY CLANCY
WHO DIED ON SEPT. 18th 1908
AGED 85 YEARS
A FAITHFUL FRIEND AND SERVANT
OF
COLONEL AND MRS W.T. DOONER
SOUTHGATE, ROCHESTER

Col. Dooner was one of Rochester's Mayors.

350.   GREY GRANITE PEDESTAL AND CROSS, WITH SWORD


(James and John Mc Cudden are buried in France)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MAJOR
JAMES T. BYFORD McCUDDEN V.C.
D.S.O. & BAR, M.C. & BAR
M.M., CROIX DE GUERRE DE FRANCE
& AMERICAN MEDAL, R.A.F.
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING
ON HIS WAY TO DUTY IN FRANCE
9th JULY 1918
AGED 23 YEARS
R.I.P.

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLIGHT SERGEANT WILLIAM McCUDDEN R.F.C.
(PILOT INSTRUCTOR)
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING AT GOSPORT
1st MAY 1915
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO
2nd LIEUT JOHN ANTHONY McCUDDEN , M.C., R.F.C.
(PILOT)
KILLED IN AERIAL COMBAT
OVER BUSIGNY NEAR LE CATEAU, FRANCE
18th MARCH 1918
AGED 20 YEARS
"Fly on Dear Boys from this Dark World of Strife,
On to the Land of Promise to Eternal Life,
They are not Dead, such Spirit never Dies,
They are Unquenchable, They only Sleep"
The Three Brothers were Joiners in the Royal Engineers

ALSO
ARTHUR SCOTT SPEARS
THEIR BROTHER IN LAW
KILLED BY THE EXPLOSION IN
H.M.S. "PRINCESS IRENE"
27th MAY 1915
AGED 29 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO
MAURICE VINCENT McCUDDEN
LATE R.A.F.
LAST SON OF MRS A,. McCUDDEN
AND THE LATE W.H. McCUDDEN
WHO DIED 13th DECEMBER 1934

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THEIR FATHER
WILLIAM H. McCUDDEN
LATE WARRANT OFFICER, R.E.
WHO DIED OF INJURIES ACCIDENTALLY
RECEIVED ON THE RAILWAY ON JULY 5th 1920
AGED 56 YEARS
R.I.P.

EXTRACT FROM "THE BOOK OF GILLINGHAM", NORMAN TOMLINSON, 1979
"Major James Thomas Byford McCuden, V.C., D.S.O. (And Bar), M.C. (and Bar), M.M., Croix de Guerre, was the leading British fighter pilot of World War 1 with 57 confirmed victories.
   The Irish Mc Cudden family of Gillingham centred their lives on the Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks and later the Royal Flying Corps, giving this country loyal and distinguished service which decimated their family.
   The father, William won the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving a child from drowning. He deserved a decoration for tending a wounded British officer under fire at the Battle of Kel-el-Kebir but for the fact he was acting against orders! He married Amelie Byford, the landlord's daughter of the Shipwright's Arms, and had four sons and two daughters. William (junior), or Bill, was the fourth NCO to qualify as an RFC pilot, and was killed as a flying instructor; daughter Mary's husband, a Naval petty officer, died in the explosion which destroyed the minelayer HMS Princess Irene at Sheerness. (John) Anthony followed his brothers as a pilot but the "dash" which won him the Military Cross with seven victories, caused him to be shot down by aircraft of Von Richthofen's circus.
   "Jimmy", as he was known , was well disciplined, protecting his pilots unnecessary loss and leading his his B Flight of 56 Squadron, in the new fighter SE5a, with intelligent tactics, skilful flying and accurate markmanship. He was flying to take command of 60 Squadron when he crashed in trees at Auxi-le-Chateau on 9th July 1918 and died two hours later. Just before his death, Gillingham Council had made him an Honorary Freeman of the town. Jimmy's war experiences have been published under the titles, Flying Fury, and Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps ."

FROM THE CHATHAM OBSERVER, 10th JULY 1920
"The death occurred in Wandsworth Hospital the previous Monday of Mr William Henry Mc Cudden of Kingston , who fell from a train between Waterloo and Vauxhall on Saturday. He sustained fatal injuries. He was father of the late Major J.T.B. Mc Cudden, VC, the famous airman, and formerly served in the Royal Engineers and was well known in the Borough. Whilst a Bugler he was awarded a Bronze Medal for Life Saving off Gillingham Pier.................."

FUNERAL
".........the coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage drawn by four horses. Eight Sergeant Majors of the Royal Engineers were pall bearers. Among the family mourners were his brother in law Mr W. Byford and, representing the RAF, Major Inchall, VC....."

351.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES COLLEDGE WHO DIED NOV 15th 1914 AGED 45 YEARS

ALSO EDWIN FRANCIS COLLEDGE WHO DIED APRIL 11th ? 1914 ? AGED 1 YEAR

352.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANNIE E. O'KEEFE
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1916
AGED 48 YEARS
"A Devoted Wife and Loving Mother,
Our Lives reflect the Fruits of her Labour"
R.I.P.
ALSO HUGH O'KEEFE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1934
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO HUGH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1941
AGED 44 YEARS

353.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE JAMES RICHARDSON AT REST 2nd FEB 1916 AGED 37 YEARS

354.   CURBS

THOMAS RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 2nd AUGUST 1916 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO KATE M. RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 29th SEPT 1937 AGED 79 YEARS

ALSO THOMAS HENRY RYAN WHO PASSED AWAY 21st SEPT 1927 AGED 37 YEARS

1911 Census: Thomas Ryan, Sen., at Sheerness, Guard H.M. Customs

355.   WHITE MARBLE PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT EDWARD (BERT) MORGAN
SERGT. M.T. A.S.C.
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORENCE MORGAN
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1917 AGED 31 YEARS
"Though Lost to Sight, to Memory Ever Dear"

1911 Census: Same man?, Fitter and Turner, H.M. Dockyard

356.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PATRICK KELLY
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1918
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO MAURICE KELLY
WHO DIED 16th NOV 1940
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO EDITH ADELAIDE KELLY
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1964
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

1911 Census: Patrick Kelly ?, Ship Painter; Maurice Kelly, Charge hand of Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

357.   CURBS

JOHN PICKETT WHO DIED 3rd AUGUST 1918 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO AMY PICKETT WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1928 AGED 8 ½ YEARS

358.   C.W.G.C HEADSTONE

R. HOGAN
OFFICER'S STEWARD 2nd RN
L/5283
H.M.S. "COVENTRY"
27th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 24

359.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD LONG WHO DIED JANUARY 1914 AGED 74 YEARS

ALSO CLARE HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED JAN 1st 1915

360.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

L.A. RYAN
SHIPWRIGHT RN 346 118
H.M.S. "PEMBROKE"
21st APRIL 1916 AGE 29
ALSO HIS WIFE MABEL
8th NOVEMBER 1979 AGE 86
"Dearest Wife and Mother"

 

SECTION YY

361.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

CH/ 19162 PRIVATE
L.G. DRURY
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918 AGE 19
(Date of the Zebrugge Raid)

MY DEAR WIFE SARAH DRURY WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1932 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE DRURY WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1941 AGED 79 YEARS

362.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

TR/10/88712 PRIVATE
W.B. MOORE
29th TRAINING RESERVE BN
16th JULY 1917 AGE 17
"Gone from All
But not Forgotten
Ever to our Memory Dear"

363.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

H.F. BANCE
PAINTER 1st CLASS RN 147929
H.M.S. "DIGBY"
21st JULY 1915 AGE 42
"Lest We Forget"

364.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MERCY MARGARET WOOLLETT
DIED 15th FEB 1915
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD EDWARD WOOLLETT
DIED 9th APRIL 1921
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM JOHN WOOLLETT
DIED 25th JUNE 1921
AGED 42 YEARS
"At Rest"

1911 mCensus: Richard Woollett, Retired Boiler Riveter, H.M Dockyard; William, Skilled Labourer, H.M. Dockyard

365.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARTHA EDITH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM THOMAS LANGDON
WHO FELL ASLEEP FEBRUARY 28th 1915
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS LANGDON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1920
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO PTE. A.E. LANGDON 7th R.W.K. REGT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
JULY 2nd 1916 AT THE BATTLE OF
MANTAUBON, FRANCE
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MAY
DAUGHTER OF MARTHA AND WILLIAM
WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1940
AGED 43 YEARS

1911 Census: William Langdon, Bricklayer; wife Martha, Sewing Machinist, (Tailoring)

366.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT OVERY
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1915
AGED 74 YEARS

367.   SQUARISH LEDGER FLUSH WITH GROUND

HERE LIE THE REMAINS
OF THOSE
RE-INTERRED IN 1962
FROM OLD BURIAL GROUND
WHIFFEN'S AVENUE
"Rest in Peace"

This was a Military Burial Ground, which was destroyed to make way for a car park; typically for the 1960's, as far as I know, no attempt was made to record monumental inscriptions. I suppose all the monuments were destroyed and dumped in landfill sites!

368.   DRIVER MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, FORMERLY SITUATED AT "LUTON ARCHES"


DRIVER

IN MEMORY OF
JOSHUA DRIVER
DIED 30th APRIL 1898
ERECTED BY HIS SON
COUNCILLOR W.D. DRIVER
MAYOR 1899

 

SECTION XX

369.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/15914 PRIVATE
C.A. ROBERTS
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
24th JANUARY 1919 AGE 31

370.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WMILY? MURPHY
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1917
AGED 92 YEARS

371.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/9214 PRIVATE
A.P. ATKINSON
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
23rd APRIL 1918
(Date of the Zebrugge Raid)

 

SECTION PP

372.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

161586 PIONEER
C.H. CLEMENTS
ROYAL ENGINEERS
1st APRIL 1919

373.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

255848 GUNNER
C. BURNOP
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
20th FEBRUARY 1919 AGE 43

374.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE AND CURBS

L/9387 PRIVATE
J.F.C. HATT
E. KENT REGT (THE BUFFS)
13th NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 27
"With God at Rest"

ALSO WILLIAM ARCHIBALD HATT WHO FELL ASLEEP 3rd APRIL 1952 AGED 48 YEARS

AND OUR MOTHER SARAH ELIZABETH WHO FELL ASLEEP 5th SEPTEMBER 1933 ? AGED ? YEARS (One Line)
FREDERICK CHARLES HATT HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th APRIL 1941 AGED [69] YEARS (One Line)

375.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

262926 AIR MECHANIC
G.T. CARPENTER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
29th OCTOBER 1918 AGE 44
"We Weep and Cry, bot Oh,
The Hardest Part of All,
You did not say Good-Bye,
Sister, Brothers"

376.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/17931 BUGLER
A.E. SMITH
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY
1st SEPTEMBER 1917 AGE 21

377.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL NASH
WHO DIED 3rd FEB 1917
AGED 39 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 HARRIET ANNIE CASS
PASSED AWAY 29th MAY 1939
AGED 65

378.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

9033 PRIVATE
A. J. SHEPHEARD
E. KENT REGT (THE BUFFS)
14th SEPTEMBER 1916 AGE 25
"Just a Memory, Fond & True,
To show Dear Son,
We Think of You"

379.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/15717 PRIVATE R.M.L.I.
A.F. AUSTIN
H.M.S. "CONQUEST"
28th MARCH 1916 AGE 27
"Rest in Peace"

380.   SMALL HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN GREGORY PROSSER
DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1915
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 6th JANUARY 1941
AGED 78 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO
ARTHUR JOHN DUNCAN PROSSER
DIED 24th NOVEMBER 1943
AGED 57 YEARS

381.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

CH/12326 PRIVATE
W.J.T. RUSSELL
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INF.
7th SEPTEMBER 1915 AGED 32

382.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

G.J. TURNER
H.M. DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
H.M.S. "PRINCESS IRENE"
27th MAY 1915

H.M.S. "Princess Irene", a Mine Layer, was destroyed by an internal explosion, while at anchor in the Medway

383.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

T. SWIFT SERVED AS
D/1822 CORPORAL
T. CRUTCHLEY
7th DRAGOON GUARDS
28th JULY 1916 AGE 28
"At Rest"

384.   C.W.G.C. HEADSTONE

30856 LANCE CPL.
G.F. KNOTT
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT
6th NOVEMBER 1917 AGE 38

 

JUNCTION OF SECTION P AND SECTION QQ

385.    FALLEN HEADSTONE, BROKEN INTO TWO PIECES


DE BRISAC

WALTER HENRY SARGENT DE BRISAC
BORN MARCH 1824
DIED DECEMBER 1893
SOLDIER PEDLAR GENTLEMAN


WALTER HENRY SARGENT DE BRISAC AS A PEDLAR

De Brisac was the son of an army officer, who for some reason ,became a pedlar after serving in the army. After his malnourished body was found in the hovel he lived in, a public subscription was raise for his funeral and headstone; it is a great shame that more could not have been done to help him when he was alive !

END

 

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
ALBON 221
ALBORN 300
ALPHONSE 185
ANSELL 64
ARCHER 202
ARNOLD 257
ATKINS 196, 285
ATKINSON 319, 371
AUSTEN 9, 343
AUSTIN 379

BACON 307
BAKER 89, 205, 251, 253
BALDWIN 177
BAMBER 112
BANCE 363
BARKER 181
BARNES 51
BARTLETT 194
BARTON 149, 294
BATCHELLOR 8
BATE 15
BATHURST 278
BEADLE 208
BECK 259
BENHAM 236
BENNETT 59
BESSENT 66, 195
BEST 298
BETTNAM 253
BILLINGHURST 50
BIRCH 136
BIRD 53, 215
BISSELL 93
BLACKMAN 77, 225
BLAKE 200
BLANDEN 304, 306
BLISE 53
BOATMAN 273
BONHAM 317
BOORMAN 230
BOOTH 265
BOURNES 219
BOW 169
BOWHAY 85
BOXALL 42
BRECKNOCK 221
BREEZE 14
BRIGDEN 101
BRIGGS 44, 107
BRIGHT 235
BRINKLEY 147
BRISLEY 331
BROAD 109, 156
BROOKER 340
BROWN 158, 271, 305, 345
BROYDEN 326
BRUNT 214
BRYANT 69
BUCKHURST 7
BURFORD 88
BURNOP 373
BURR 211
BUSH 27
BUTLER 125
BUTTERIES 104
BUTTS 188
BYFORD 350

CALLOWAY 201
CARNIE 289
CARPENTER 375
CARR 21, 123
CASS 377
CASS 60
CAY 84
CHALMERS 41
CHRISTOPHER 274
CHURCH 22, 301
CHUTER 214
CLANCY 349
CLARK 63, 200
CLATWORTHY 324
CLAYTON 138
CLEAVES 204
CLEMENT 184
CLEMENTS 372
CLEVERTON 223
CLIFT 190
CLOTHER 70
CLOUT 167
CLOW 336
COATES 63
COCKELL 96, 97
COLE 149
COLLEDGE 351
COLLINS 124, 240, 348
COLYER 227
COOK 130
COOPER 17, 99, 294
COOTE 196
CORNWELL 65
CORRY 196
COSTER 166
CRANE 63
CROAD 152
CROUCHER 144
CROWDER 169
CRUTCHLEY 383
CUNNINGHAM 18
CURTIS 104, 121

DANIELS 142
DARLEY 325
DARRACOTT 74
DAVID 55
DAVIS 161, 341
DAWES 62
DE BRISAC 385
DIGGINS 143B
DIXON 143
DOHERTY 318
DOONER 349
DOUSE 151
DOWLING 51
DRIVER 368
DRIVER 62
DRURY 361
DUFFIELD 210


DUNCAN 271
DUNN 316
DUNSTALL 154

EASTMAN 71, 87
EDSER 184
EDWARD 338
ELLIOT 191
ELMORE 292
ELVY 180
EVERITT 37
EWART 92

FALKUS 277
FIELD 75
FILLEY 31, 38
FINCH 348
FINN 186
FINNIS 198
FITTOCK 163
FLOOD 120
FOAT 291
FOLKES 322
FOSS 156
FOSTER 40
FOWLER 309
FRANCIS 12, 153, 264
FRANK 293
FRASER 245, 261
FREEMAN 241
FRENCH 16
FUNNELL 243
FURMIN 52

GARRETT 7
GASKELL 194
GEE 98
GEERE 76, 115
GEORGE 217
GERMAN 266
GIFFORD 49
GILBERT 57
GILES 280
GLOVER 91
GODSIFF 83, 89, 106
GODWIN? 263
GOLD 35
GOODCHILD 87A
GOODHER 207
GOODWIN 4
GOWER 131
GOWERS 126
GRACE 47
GRAY 304
GREEN 199, 285
GRIEVESON 193
GRIFFITHS 146
GRINSTED 342
GRIZZELL 4
GROVES 302
GUNN 254

HALES 158, 287
HALL 85, 110, 141, 143, 171, 313
HALLEWELL 87
HARGRAVES 205
HARRISON 206
HARTLEY 320
HATT 328, 374
HEARN 3
HERBERT 144
HERSEY 256
HIGGINS 15, 102
HILLS 32
HINGE 122
HOBDAY 132
HOGAN 358
HOLAND 36
HOLDEN 234
HOLLAND 207
HOLLOWAY 73
HOPKINS 68
HOUGHTON 54
HOW 78
HOWE 186
HOWLETT 250
HUDSON 258
HUGGETT 228
HUGHES 80, 150
HUNT 182, 311

IGGULDEN 108
INGRAM 80
IRESON 298
JACKMAN 206
JACKSON 132
JARVIS 28, 76
JASPER 10
JEE 194
JENNINGS 34
JOHNSTONE 1
JURY 255
KEATING 18
KEHRER 116
KELLY 220
KELLY 356
KENT 129
KILLIAN 233
KILLICK 110, 141
KING 36
KNOTT 64, 238, 384

LAKE 99
LANGDON 365
LANGLEY 178
LARKE 127, 311
LARMAN 129
LAW 48
LAWRENCE 187, 192
LAY 218
LEE 143A
LEECH 282, 287
LEGGETT 175
LENNOX 53
LEONARD 314
LEWIS 281
LINNELL 268
LIPOP 223
LITTLEWOOD 79
LONG 2, 107, 359
LOWRY 2
LUTER 132
LYDDON 180

MacCANNA 252
MAKIN 175
MANINGTON 136
MARTIN 172, 269, 270
MASON 61
MASON 68
MASTERS 103
MATHISON 5
MAXWELL 283
MAYNARD 297
McCAUD 48
McCREA 221
McCUDDEN 350
McGEORGE 116
McKEEN 158
MEDHURST 303
METCALF 267
MEWBURN 105
MILES 143B
MILLER 284
MILLS 338
MINCHIN 159
MITCHELL 182
MOFFAT 5
MOORE 111, 164, 224, 321, 362
MORGAN 355
MORGANS 232
MORRIS 239
MORRISON 286
MORRISS 315
MOSS 247
MULDER 45
MULLINGER 15
MURPHY 329, 370

NASH 377
NEWCOMB 11
NEWMAN 65
NICHOLSON 159
NIXON 208
NOBLE 222
NORRIS 244, 273
NOWELL 191
NUTT 75

O'BEIRNE 344
O'KEEFE 352
OVERY 366

PACKER 203
PAGE 119
PAINTER 324
PALMER 164
PANKHURST 118
PARHAM 77
PARKER 302
PARRY 242
PARSLOW 159
PARSONS 12
PATMORE 113
PATTISON 290
PAYNE 170, 338
PEABODY 301
PEARCE 229
PEARSON 38
PELLEGRINI 38
PERCH 174
PERCIVAL 67
PETT 168
PHILLIPS 2, 165, 192
PICKETT 357
PIKE 260
PILCHER 128
PIPER 19
PLAYLE 72
PLUMMER 57
POCKNALL 185
POCOCK 138
POPE 58
POVEY 207
POWELL 256
PRANGNELL 335
PROSSER 380
PUNT 327

QUARRINGTON 272

RADFORD 231
RALPH 339
RAMAGE 130
RANDALL 29, 92
READ 152
READMAN 117
REEKS 65
REEVE 173
REYNOLDS 301
RHODES 207
RICE 147, 148
RICHARDS 332
RICHARDSON 353
ROBBINS 26
ROBERTS 56, 161, 245,
   369
ROBSON 59
ROGERS 71, 246, 288
ROLFE 309
ROSIER 160
ROSKILLY 212
RUBERY 249
RULE 86
RUSSELL 381
RUTHERFORD 144
RYAN 347, 354, 360

SAVAGE 343
SAXTON? 290
SCOTT 264, 350
SEAGARS 156
SENIOR 310
SHEPHEARD 378
SHEPHERD 262
SHEPPARD 213
SIBUN 174
SKINNER 151
SMITH 39, 92, 196, 231, 242, 376
SOAMES 226
SOUTHERWOOD 295
SOUTHEY 65
SOWTER 281
SPEARS 350
SPELLS 82, 128
SPENCELEY 337
SPRATT 296
SPURRIER 30
STAFFORD 77
STARTUP 133
STEARS 337
STEELE 333
STIGANT 137, 162
STOCK 303
STOTE 171
STRONGMAN 156
STUBBINS 174
SWIFT 383

TALBOT 330
TAPLY 130
TAYLOR 145, 165
TESTER 275
THEOBALD 155
THOMAS 20, 139, 225
THOMPSON 189, 209
THORP 48
THORPE 10
THORTON 43
THROWER 312
TIRSLEY 261
TRANT 217
TREADWELL 286
TRUSSELL 140
TUCKER 308
TUFFNELL 90
TURNER 382
TYLER 343

UNDERDOWN 151
UPTON 135
VICTOR 298
VINEY 26

WADE 179
WALKER 263
WARD 252
WARE 114
WARNER 134
WARREN 95
WATTS 183
WAYMAN 143
WEBB 324
WELLS 23, 24
WELLSTEED 13
WENN 157
WERNER 94
WEST 71, 87, 175, 216
WHEATLEY 49
WHEATON 35
WHITAKER 100
WHITE 181
WHITMORE 89
WILDISH 46
WILLAMOTT 111
WILLIAMS 216
WILLIAMS 88, 223
WINCH 248
WINSO 103
WITHECOMB 25, 29
WOLRIGE 33
WOOD 74, 81, 198, 276
WOOLLETT 364
WRAY 279
WREN 237

YOUNG 6, 159, 323

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