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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary Burial Ground, Whiffen's Avenue, Chatham
                                                                                  - recorded by D. E. Williams 2010

Introduction
This burial ground apparently came into use as early as the 1760's, as explained by Rodney Clark in his broad survey, The Victorian Cemeteries of the Medway Towns, (City of Rochester Society, 2005). The use of the land, which was owned by the Board of Ordnance, was granted to the parish of Chatham but did not become parish property until it was gifted in 1828, (see Miscellaneous). The stone plaque above the entrance which marks this gift of the land, has caused some confusion. Presnail, in his History of Chatham, bluntly states that the Burial Ground was opened in 1828, he presumably never bothered to read the monuments! The plaque was destroyed (by vandals?) in 2013.
   The earliest surviving, legible monument is dated 1783, (Elizabeth Morris). The latest monument, for a likely fresh grave, dates from 1887, (Elizabeth Harris), even though the ground was officially closed for new graves in 1870.
   Rodney Clark reports that the sexton in 1869, Mr. Chapman, suggested that the ground developed in three phases, from east to west, stating that the last phase, (the Whiffen's Avenue end), had been in use about 40 years, i.e. about 1829. It seems that Mr. Chapman was influence by the date above the entrance when he gave this opinion because there is plenty of evidence to disprove it. At the Whiffen's Avenue end of the north boundary wall are monuments dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, some of these are large ledger stones of considerable weight, so it is not likely these were moved any distance; in fact, a plan made in 1902, proves that vaults of the very early 19th century, i.e., Mackie and Whitehead, were situated 50 feet south of the entrance and against the Whiffen's Avenue boundary, this shows that this section was in use from the late 18th century.
   In the Royal Engineers Library at Brompton Barracks, is a panoramic photograph of Chatham taken from just above the burial ground c. 1878 1881, (The photograph includes the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Military Road, opened 1877, and Rome House, demolished 1882). In the photograph the ground appears neglected, and by1902 the Corporation of Chatham began the process of transforming the burial ground into the Town Hall Gardens, this was completed by 1905, by which time the monuments were in their present positions against the walls. Although the grass areas in the gardens are cut, the margins of the ground are neglected, and many of the monuments are obscured by ivy. There was another brick boundary wall on the Rope Walk side of the ground. This is visible in an aerial photograph c. 1970. This wall seems to have been destroyed when Rope Walk was widened in the early 1970's. In 1902 the Corporation made a record of the monuments (766), but this consists of only names and dates, not really monumental inscriptions; I have used this for missing names and dates, although the date are not always accurate.
   I have transcribed the inscriptions as in the original layout and listed them as they are positioned, starting from the south east corner at Rope Walk and ending at Whiffen's Avenue; all the names are indexed, the numbers correspond to the position on the walls, (I have not counted the "stumps"). I have no doubt that some monuments have inscriptions on their reverse but it is not possible to access these.
   I have done my best to be as accurate as possible, but many of the monuments suffer from varying degrees of erosion, so there may be errors, for which I apologise.
                                                                                          D. E. Williams, 20th June 2010 (Revised 2014)


THE EASTERN HALF OF THE NORTH WALL
THE HEADSTONES AND LEDGERS WERE PLACED AGAINST THE WALLS,1902-5,
 WHEN THE PATHS WERE LAID OUT, TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTED 
AND THE SITE RE-NAMED THE "TOWN HALL GARDENS".

ALL THE MONUMENTS ARE HEADSTONES, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

EAST WALL, SOUTH TO NORTH

1a.   LIMESTONE BLOCK, SEVERAL YARDS FROM WALL, VERY ERODED (Not in situ)


CLOSE TO SOUTH EAST CORNER
THE CENTRAL PEDESTAL MONUMENT, (LAVINIA TAYLOR)
AND BASES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL POSITIONS

North side
[IN MEMORY OF[
LAVINIA GRACE
[DAUGHTER] OF
JOHN SKARDON TAYLOR
[WHO DIED [ ] APRIL 1863]
[AGED 20 YEARS]

West Side
[                   ]
MARY TAYLOR
[                   ]
[                   ]
WILLIAM JOHN TAYLOR
[                   ]
[                    ]

Lavinia Grace Taylor was the daughter of John Skardon Taylor, a Solicitor, and Grace. In the 1851 Census, the family were living in Greenwich; in 1861 they were in Battersea.

1b   Headstone

[            ]
THOMAS GOODHAM
BORN DECEMBER? 21St ? 1792
DIED SEPTEMBER? 8th 1871

2.   Headstone - Illegible

3.   Headstone - Illegible

4.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD RANDALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF DECEMBER 1867
IN HIS 50th YEAR
"Farewell, dear friends, a long farewell,
For we shall meet no more,
Til we be raised with Christ to dwell,
On Zion's happy shore"
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1871
AGED 55 YEARS

William Edward Randall, "Birmingham Arms", High Street (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Victualler, 120 High Street. Administration to widow, Elizabeth.
Value under 200

5.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ESTHER BROMLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th OF JUNE 1867
AGED 58 YEARS
[             ]
ALSO
ELLEN ELIZABETH PETERS
[WHO DIED 20th OCTOBER 1870]
[AGED 41 YEARS]

6.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
NICHOLAS JENKINS
COLOR SERGEANT 64th REGIMENT
WHO DIED 2nd JULY 1839
AGED 31 YEARS
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
AFFECTIONATE WIDOW

7.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
NANCY WIFE OF
Mr. WILLIAM LOVE
DAUGHTER OF
GIBON AND JEMIMA GARDINER
WHO DIED 22nd AUGT. 1822
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JEMIMA GARDINER
WHO DIED 3rd DECR. 1822
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GIBON GARDINER
WHO DIED 3rd SEPTR. 1842
AGED 72 YEARS
"Reader, prepare to meet thy God"
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
TOMLIN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1858
AGED 62 YEARS

8.   Headstone - This is the oldest surviving, legible monument It is not possible to know whether the
                             Hatches were buried in this burial ground or the churchyard


EAST WALL LOOKING NORTH
THE OLDEST SURVIVING HEADSTONES ARE ON THIS WALL, 
ELIZABETH MORRIS, 1783 [No.8] AND JOHN MC NEAL, 1789 [No. 9]

[           ]
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF BENJAMIN MORRIS
OF THIS PARISH DIED AUGUST [28th 178]3
AGED 41? YEARS
ALSO THREE? CHILDREN WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO HER FATHER WILLIAM HATCH
WHO DIED MAY [    ] 1762 AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO HER MOTHER ANN THE WIFE OF
WILLIAM HATCH DIED NOV. [     ] 1774
AGED 67 ? YEARS

Benjamin Morris, China Man, (1795 Universal British Directory)
Morris is mentioned on first wife's monument but has no surviving monument of his own
P.C.C. Will dated 3rd November 1813
50 of 5% Navy Stock Annuities to wife Ann (nee Perriman), towards cost of funeral and mourning; also 20 of same stock to the widows and daughters of his late son, Benjamin, for mourning..20 of same stock to son Gideon, if he is alive and in England.
Wife Ann to have all household furniture and goods for life. She is free to bequeath her own clothes and things belonging to late daughter, Elizabeth Morris. If Ann can not take care of herself, then she to have what she thinks proper, the remainder shared between son John and his family and family of late son Benjamin. He appoints good friend, John Perriman of London, (and gives him 5), son John and Reuben Oakeshott, trustees and executors.
To wife Ann, the interest of his funds in Bank of England or elsewhere for life. Leasehold of his dwelling house to his trustees, upon trust, for residence of his wife for life.
After his wife's death, the rents to be shared between his son John and family and daughter in law and family. Also, after wife's death, his investments in the Bank of England to be divided into three equal parts; one part to son John and family, one part to daughter in law, Ann Morris, for life, after her death, this to be shared equally between her daughters Ann Oakeshott and Elizabeth Dingey. The last third to be reserved a short time in case son Gideon "should be heard of", if not to be shared as the first two thirds.
Witnesses: George Norris, William Wheeler and Thomas Perriman
Proved 3rd February 1819. John Perriman has renounced executorship. 
(Benjamin Morris died in November 1818)

William Hatch, Husbandman, Consistory Court of Rochester Will. Will dated 21st May 1762
All his property to wife Ann, she is also executor.
Signs with mark
Witnesses: Ann Boto, Philip Eastree and John Sommerton
Proved 16th July 1762

9.   Headstone


EAST WALL
THE OLDEST SURVIVING HEADSTONES LEFT: JOHN MC NEAL, 1789, RIGHT: 
ELIZABETH MORRIS,1783 (CHALK HAS BEEN APPLIED TO ENHANCE THE INSCRIPTIONS)

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN McNEAL
[SERGE ]ANT ? IN THE QUEEN'S
ROYAL REGIMENT OF FOOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF APRIL 1788
AGED 36 YEARS

10.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF BENJAMIN
BOORMAN WHO DIED APRIL 16th
1810 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Benjamin Boorman, a Shipwright of Ordnance Place, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will. Date of will, 15th March 1829
He desires to be buried in grave of his first wife in the "new burial ground at Chatham". (His name and dates do not appear on his first wife's headstone).
To his wife Elizabeth, all household goods, furniture, etc., all monies and securities. His leasehold house in Ordnance Place and residue of personal estate, to wife , James Bennett and his wife and niece, Sarah Bennett, in equal shares.
Wife is executor.
Witnesses: George Essell and George Stoddard.
Proved 18th June 1829. Value of goods and chattels, under 200. Died 1st June 1829

11.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WOOLLEY
BORN 29th MAY 1798
DIED 8th FEBY. 1861
ALSO
THOMAS WOOLLEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th FEBRUARY 1873
AGED 77 YEARS
"Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God"

Thomas Woolley, Carpenter and Undertaker (Wright's Directory 1838)
Carpenter and Joiner, Rome Lane (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Little Sharsted Farm, Farmer. Administration to son William of same place, Farmer. Under 200

12.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[15th JUNE 1832]
AGED [  ]8 YEARS
Mrs. MARIA HUNT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] MAY 1833?
AGED [    ] YEARS

John Hunt, Quarter Master Sergeant, Royal Marines, Consistory Court of Rochester Will. Will dated 13th January 1832
To wife Maria, his freehold land on Beacon Hill, Chatham, lately purchased from Mr John Barlow, where he intended to erect a house. Also his household furniture, plate, linen, china, money, securities, money in Savings Bank, personal estate, for ever. His wife is executor.
Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham, George Shirley, Jnr., Rochester and Charles Hedegcock, Clerk to Mr Acworth.
Proved 4th April 1833. Value of goods and chattels, under 100
Note in margin, "Admiralty 1st April 1833. This will is not valid for Sea payment for Prize Money on account of capture made by any of his Majesty's ships, not having been executed and attested according to the 11 George 4th Act? 20, sec 48" Signed Thomas Brown, Assistant Inspector

13.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN GALBRAITH
[WHO DIED 26th JULY 1869]
[AGED 36 YEARS]
WILLIAM ? GALBRAITH
[           ]
[            ]

John Galbraith Principal Probate Registry Index: Late of Sheerness, Royal Navy Engineer, died at Melville Hospital, Chatham. Administration to Frederick Gream Ommanney, Norfolk Street, Strand, Navy Agent, one of executors. Value under 300

14.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARABELLA SURTEES
DAUGHTER OF
AUBONE SURTEES ESQ.
DIED 25th OF JANUARY 1870
AGED 80 YEARS

Arabella Surtees
Principal Probate Registry Index: Arabella Surtees, formerly of Colegate Street, late of 7 Ordnance Terrace, Spinster. Administration to Sarah Webb of Lambeth, sister. Under 600

15.   Headstone

[         ]
MARY REYNOLDS
DIED JUNE 6th ? 1869
AGED [6 ]7 YEARS
[ ALSO] WILLIAM WELLAR[D]
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 11th 18[    ]
AGED 38 YEARS

16.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT THOMAS [ ? ]OB[ ? ]
WHO DIED 27th JANUARY ? [ ? ]
AGED 64 YEARS

17 - 18.    Headstones - Illegible

19.   Headstone

HENRY TAYLOR
(Almost completely eroded, name at bottom)

20 24.   Headstone - Illegible

25.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr WILLIAM ROBERTS
[         ] HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP TRIDENT
[          ]
[           ]
(HMS Trident was sold out of the Royal Navy in 1816,
there is no sign of this in the 1902 Record, it probably appeared illegible)

26 41.   Headstones - Illegible

 

NORTH WALL, EAST TO WEST

42.   [1]   HEADSTONE , FREESTANDING, NEAR NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE WALLS
                      (NOT IN SITU)


JOSEPH KNIGHT, KILLED ON H.M.S. THISTLE, 1869
THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN RE-SITED FROM IT'S ORIGINAL POSITION.
 
BEHIND IT LIES THE EAST WALL, BEYOND THAT, THE RAGGED SCHOOL, 1858

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH KNIGHT
ENGINEER R.N. WHO LOST HIS LIFE
THROUGH AN EXPLOSION ON BOARD
H.M. GUN VESSEL THISTLE WHILST ON
HER TRIAL TRIP OFF THE MAPLIN SANDS
ON THE 3rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1869
AGED 30 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"He was loved by all who knew him"
"In the midst of life we are in death"
[        ]

Joseph Knight was one of many naval personnel killed by the explosion of the boiler of the Thistle.
Buried next to him, on the 8th of November, were two other victims of the accident, Edmund Campbell Scorrer, 28 and William Henry Roberts, 35
From the The Times
"The remains of three of the engineers who perished by the explosion on board the Thistle at Sheerness (sic) were interred in Chatham burial-ground yesterday afternoon. There was a long funeral procession, a firing party of Royal Marines, the Royal Marine band playing a dead march, the three coffins borne by sailors, commissioned and warrant naval officers holding the palls, each coffin followed by the relatives, the Marines and crew of the Thistle, a large body of other seamen from Sheerness, officers of Marines, military officers stationed at Chatham, etc.
Great numbers of persons assembled to view the procession, and in the burial-ground there were a vast number of people assembled. The bodies were buried in three adjacent graves. The Revs J. H. Lang and J. Kingston, naval chaplains, performed the funeral service

43.   [1a]   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EMMA JANE STREETER
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1866
AGED 28 YEARS
"Her end was Peace"
ALSO
JOHN HILARY STREETER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 8th DAY OF MARCH 1873
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN STREETER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] [SE]PTEMBER 1892
AG[ED] 84 [Y]EARS

44.   [2]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD ARNOLD
WHO WAS KILLED IN CHATHAM DOCKYARD
ON [     ] MARCH 1866 AGED 21 YEARS
[         ]
SARAH MORGAN
[DIED 15th MARCH 1871]
[AGED 3 YEARS]
CLARA MORGAN
[DIED 20th DECEMBER 1874]
[AGED 11 MONTHS]

Chatham Observer, 17th March 1866
"FATAL ACCIDENT in the DOCKYARD
Edward John Arnold, hired labourer in the Dockyard, met with a fatal accident last Friday afternoon, shortly before four o'clock; it appears that as some workmen were in the act of bending a large armour-plate, at the powerful hydraulic press, under No. 1 dock-shed, an iron crowbar which was in use suddenly flew out and struck the deceased on the head, fracturing his skull in a most frightful manner. The poor fellow was immediately conveyed to the Surgery of the Yard, and from hence to Melville Hospital, where every attention having been paid to him, he lingered for three hours in a state of in sensibility, and then expired; deceased was only twenty-one years of age, and was about to be married.
An inquest was held on Monday evening, at the Army and Navy Inn, River Row, Brompton, before T. Hills, Esq., Coroner. Mr Ogbourn was foreman. The first witness examined was---Thomas Heppell, who said he was a shipwright in charge of the hydraulic press in the Dockyard; deceased was a labourer, 21 years of age, and was at work with the witness on Friday afternoon, about four o'clock; he had the deceased and three other labourers to assist him; they were engaged bending the iron plates for for the Lord Warden; the plates are placed upon two iron rollers and are heaved backwards and forwards as occasion requires by means of iron bars placed in holes at each end of the rollers; when anyone is heaving with the bars another man stands with a wedge to prevent the plate going too far. At the time of the accident a man named Martin was heaving with a bar, and deceased was ready with the wedge, when the roller started back about 8 inches, wrenching the bar from the hands of Martin, and it struck the deceased on the head; he was knocked down insensible, and never recovered consciousness; it was not of infrequent occurrence that the rollers should start; the plates when much curved will start themselves; he never saw such a thing before, for the plate never moved; the plate was about 5 tons weight; witness bent upwards of 100 of these plates but not such a long one--- 25 feet; it was the last plate to bend for the ship ; deceased was used to his work , and was an active, clever young man; there was another man with an bar , but his was lower down that Martin's, which threw the man to the ground when it dropped.
Matthew Martin, labourer, said that he was at work on Friday last with the deceased, Mr Heppell, and two others; witness was heaving at the roller supporting the plate with a bar, when the roller suddenly slipped under the plate, causing the bar to be taken from his hand, going over the roller with great force, and striking deceased on the head; deceased was standing on the other side with a wedge; the blow knocked him down; deceased never spoke afterwards; he was immediately conveyed to the hospital; it was the first time that witness had been at work of bending the plates; he went by direction of Mr Heppell.
By a juror---- Was it necessary for a man to stand exactly behind the bar when another was heaving ?
Witness---- No, Sir. Had frequently heard Mr Heppell caution men to keep from behind the rollers; men could stand at the side of a roller to place the wedge.
Mr R.P.C. Lawrenson, Assistant Surgeon, R. N., said he was on duty at Melville Hospital on Friday afternoon when deceased was brought there, about a quarter past four o'clock; he was insensible and almost dying; there was an extensive fracture of the skull over the left ear, causing compression of the brain; the case was hopeless, and quite beyond medical help; and he died in about three hours; there must have been other injuries to deceased as he bled very much from the mouth; a consultation was held over him, and they found that nothing could be done, and he died from the injuries received.
Verdict---- "Accidental death".
After the termination of the inquest, the surgeon generously gave up his fee to the mother of the deceased. This is the second inquest that Mr Lawrenson has attended when he has given up his fee. The jury on seeing the generous action of the Surgeon immediately gave up their fee, and likewise made a subscription in the room, for the benefit of the mother of Arnold, amounting to 1 7s."

45.   [3]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BARBARA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM WELLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th OF NOVEMBER 1865
AGED 52 YEARS
"When in this world I did remain,
My latter end was grief and pain,
But now the Lord has thought it best,
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO
SOPHIA SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th OF MARCH 1878
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WELLS
WHO DIED 18th OF MARCH 1892
AGED 83 YEARS

William Wells, Fishmonger, 123 High Street (Post Office Directory 1866)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Administration to Eliza Wells, Spinster and Edward Wells, Fisherman. Value 449 14s 10d

46.   [4]   Headstone

Illegible

47.   [5]   Headstone

WILKINS Illegible

48.   [6]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS FRANCIS
WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1878
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1892
AGED 79 YEARS
THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF
THOMAS AND ELIZA FRANCIS
ELIZA DIED 16th DECEMBER 1865
AGED 20 YEARS
LOUISA DIED 8th APRIL 1842
AGED 14 YEARS
ELIZA ANN DIED 22nd SEPTEMBER 1844
AGED 7 YEARS
EDWARD JOHN DIED 16th AUGUST 1849
AGED 9 YEARS
CHARLES HENRY
DIED 22nd SEPTEMBER 1851
[AGE]D 26 YEARS

Thomas Francis, Pork Butcher of Cannon Place (Post Office Directory 1855)
Eating House Keeper of Cannon Place (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Brewer and Beer Retailer of the Beehive, Henry Street. Administration to widow, Eliza. Under 100

49.   [7]   Headstone

  Illegible

50.   [8]   Headstone

 Illegible

51.   [9]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROSE HANNAH EMMA
ROPER
WHO DIED 25th MARCH 1865
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO
JANE MARY ROPER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 18[91]
AGED 86 YEARS
"[      ] her faithful journey"

52.   [10]   Headstone

Illegible

53.   [11]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM HART
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1865
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO
CLEMENTINE CATHERINE HART
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st MARCH 1871
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM HART
WHO DIED AUGUST 23rd 1888
AGED 78 YEARS

John Hart, Shopkeeper, Ordnance Place (Post Office Directory 1855)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to Thomas Hart of Greenhithe, Licensed Victualler and Richard Hart of Ordnance Street, Grocer, sons. 182 11s 6d

54.   [12]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH ELIZABETH ELY
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
11th ? DECEMBER [1864]
[AGED 6YEARS 8 MONTHS]

55.   [13]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WALTER
WHO DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1864
AGED 55 YEARS
"He weakened in strength, in the [    ],
He shortened my days"
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th OCTOBER 1887
IN HIS 33rd YEAR
"Sweet rest in Heaven"

Thomas Walter, Cutler and Parish Clerk, 73 High Street (Post Office Directory 1855)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Administration to widow, Sarah. Value under 200

56 & 57.   [14 15]   Headstones - Illegible

58.   [16]   Headstone

ARTHUR JARDINE
[WHO DIED [ ] SEPTEMBER 1864
[AGED 24 YEARS]
[JAMES] JARDINE
[ ] [F.R.]C.S. EDIN.
[WHO DIED [ ] JANUARY] 1866
[AGED 28 YEARS]

59.   [17]   Headstone

[ MATILDA] BEAR
[WHO DIED 6th APRIL 1863]
[AGED 53 YEARS]
JOHN BEAR
[WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1890]
[AGED 75 YEARS]

60.   [18]   Headstone

Illegible

61.   [19]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES SON OF
JAMES & DIANA WESTBURY CURETON
WHO DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1814
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES CURETON
WHO [DIED] 15th ? [JANUARY] 1815
[ AGED 74 YEARS]

62.   [20]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY HO[NEY]
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN HON[EY]
OF THIS PARISH
AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL [ILLNESS]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN PERFECT [PEACE]
AUGUST 18th 1863
AGED 70 YEARS
"When in this world I did remain,
My latter end was grief and pain,
But now the Lord has thought [it best],
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO
JOHN HONEY
OF THIS PARISH
[WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1874]
[AGED 88 YEARS]

Honey 
Principal Probate Registry Index: John of Dale Street, Chatham. Administration to George Honey, same place, Shipwright, son and Joseph Bathurst of New Covenant Place, Rochester, Builder. Under 200

63.   [21]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD FRANCIS KENT
WHO DIED 25th AUGUST 1863
AGED 41 YEARS
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou
knowest not what a day may bring forth"
ALSO ELIZA (WIDOW OF THE ABOVE)
AND LATE WIFE OF
Mr. THOMAS RUDLAND
WHO DIED 26th OCTOBER 1876
AGED 63 YEARS
"Her end was Peace"

Richard Kent, "Lord Nelson", The Brook (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to widow Eliza and George Pemble "Gentleman". Under 450

Rudman Principal Probate Registry Index:

64.   [22]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
UNA WIFE OF
BENJAMIN TRIBE ESQ.
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1863
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
BENJAMIN TRIBE F.R.C.S.
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1880
AGED 94 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN TRIBE
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1881
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE READ TRIBE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 8th 1882
AGED 47 YEARS

Benjamin Tribe, Surgeon. Formerly of Paddock Terrace, late of Ivy Cottage, The Hill, Strood. Administration to daughter, Caroline Read Tribe of Ivy Cottage. Value under 15

65.   [23]   Headstone

Illegible

66.   [24]   Headstone

[           ]
MARY BENN[ETT]
[ DIED] DECEMBER 2nd 1870
AGED 48 YEARS
"[Even so, them also which] sleep in Jesus will God bring with [him]"
CHARLES MOVERLY
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCTOBER 19th 1862
AGED 1 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
JAMES ROBERT BENNETT
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 16th MAY 1894 AT KNOCKHOLT IN [KENT]
AGED 39 YEARS

67.   [25]   Headstone

Illegible

68.   [26]   Headstone

WILLIAM MARDEN WY[ATT]
[WHO DIED 1st OCTOBER] 18[68]
AGED 41 YEARS

William Wyatt Marden Wyatt, Gentleman
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Administration to widow Mary Ann.
She was was Mary Ann Gurr, daughter of William Gurr, Butcher of Chatham High Street. Wyatt is mentioned on the Gurr headstone at Chatham Unitarian Church. Wyatt was the son of a Grocer. They married at St. George, Southwark on 4th July 1854

69.   [27]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM MERRALLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th DAY OF OCTOBER 1861
AGED 39 YEARS
[          ]

William Merralls, Builder and Undertaker, Rhode Street (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Carpenter. Administration to widow Eleanor. Under 200

70.   [28]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSAN REED
DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1875
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET BARBARA BARKER
DIED 22nd FEBRUARY 1877
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH SUSAN MANN
BORN 3rd MAY 1860
DIED 26th AUGUST 1861
"The Lord giveth them Light"
Rev. xxii. 5.

71.   [29]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL NICHOLS
WHO DIED MAY 26th 1875
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JULY 22nd 1887
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO
JESSE AMOS
THEIR ADOPTED AND BELOVED
SON
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1861
AGED 19 YEARS
"For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth
and scoureth every son whom he receiveth"

72.   [30]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. HENRY IRONS
WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 1861?
AGED 30 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord"
ALSO Mrs. SARAH IRONS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1873
AGED 74 YEARS
[     ]

73.   [31]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY PEARCE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1861
AGED 64 YEARS
"[To him?] so mourned in death, so loved in life,
[His] faithful partner and his loving wife,
[With] tears inscribes this monumental stone,
[Which] marks his ashes, to receive her own"
[ALSO] SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT BRIXTON 24th AUGST. 1878
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA SARAH MERCER
[DAUGHTER] OF THE ABOVE AND WIFE OF
FREDERICK MERCER
[        ]

Henry Pearce Principal Probate Registry Index: Henry Pearce, Victualler. Administration to widow Sarah. Under 300

74.   [32]   Headstone

Illegible

75.   [33]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED AUSTIN KAPPEY
DIED AUGUST 5th
AGED 4 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
JACOB AUGUSTUS KAPPEY
DIED AUGUST 9th
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
1860

Jacob Kappey, the father, was Bandmaster of the Royal Marines at Chatham

76.   [34]   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRIETTA ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
J. H. MORTON
OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 23rd JANY. 1875
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF
CHARLES AUGUSTUS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS BORN MARCH 23rd 1844
DIED MAY 14th 1859
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
J. H. MORTON
WHO DIED 25th DECEMBER 1878
AGED 69 YEARS

J. H. Morton, Beer Retailer, The Brook (Post Office Directory 1866)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to Robert Thompson of Brockley, under 450. Re-sworn December 1879, under 600

77.   [35]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MAJOR ROBERT WEBB R. M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 24th OF FEBRUARY 1860
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th FEBRUARY 187[9]
AGED 76 YEARS

Robert Webb Principal Probate Registry Index:
Of Rome Place, retired Major, Royal Marines. Administration to widow Sarah. Value under 600

78.   [36]   Headstone

ISAAC JOHN DODD
[WHO DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1868]
[AGED YEARS]

79.   [37]   Ledger

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
BARCLAY WOLRIDGE
(YOUNGER SON OF
AMBROSE WOLRIDGE
BARRACK MASTER RL. MARINES
AND FLEMINA HIS WIFE)
WHO DIED 29th OCTOBER 1860
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM WOLRIDGE
THEIR 4th SON WHO DIED IN QUEENSLAND
ON THE 18th OF JUNE 1869
AGED 39 YEARS

80.   [38]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA ELIZABETH
THE WIFE OF
RICHARD JOHN BLACKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th OF JANUARY 1861
AGED 3[3] YEARS
[        ]

Richard John Blackman, "Running Horse", 190 High Street (Post Office Directory 1855)
"Old Barn", 189 High Street (Melville's Directory 1858, Post Office Directory 1866

81.   [39]     Headstone

[        ]
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS HENRY PATTISON
WHO DIED THE 31st MARCH 1873
AGED 51? YEARS
ALSO
EVA KATE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 19th OF JANUARY 1861
AGED 4 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"Suffer little children and forbid
them not to come unto me, for of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO
THOMAS HENRY PATTISON
LATE ADMIRALTY OVERSEER
THE LOVING HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT CHEPSTOW, MON.
FEBRUARY 13th 1887
AGED 67 YEARS
"Wise Counsellor and Affectionate Friend"

Pattison Principal Probate Registry Index: "Gentleman" of Chepstow. Administration to Thomas Pattison, 10 Bush Terrace, Chatham, Shipwright, son. 290 9s 8d

82.   [40]      Headstone (Broken)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE JOHNSON SWAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS SWAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th DAY OF OCTOBER 1859
AGED 33 YEARS
[     ]
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN JANUARY 14th 1820
INTERRED INTO REST DECR. 4Th 1886
"In God have I put my trust"
"Not gone from memory, nor from love,
But safe in our Heavenly home above"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS SWAN
[ WHO DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1886]
[AGED 66 YEARS]

Thomas Swan, monument in Unitarian Chapel, Chatham, Carpenter & Joiner?, (1851 & 1871 Census)

83.   [41]     Headstone  (Broken)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY BOURDON
[WHO] DIED 19th MAY 1856?
AGED 60 YEARS
[    ]
[ALSO] THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY BOURDON
[WHO DIED] 8th ? JUNE 1880
[AGED] [    ] YEARS

Henry Bourdon, Shipwright, (1841 Census)

84.   [42]     Headstone  

IN MEMORY
OF
JAMES BENNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 5th ? 1859
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
MARTHA ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY? 13th 1871?
AGED 75 YEARS

85.   [43]   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM SMITH
LATE MASTER PAINTER OF H.M. D.Y., CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] DAY OF NOVEMBER 1858
AGED 76 YEARS

86.   [44]   Headstone

FRANCES
WIFE OF
THOMAS ELLIOTT CHURCH
DIED JU[LY] [1858]
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNAH CHURCH
[WHO DIED] NOVEMBER 2nd [1861]
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
[THOM]AS ELLIOTT CHURCH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1874
AGED 66 YEARS
"[Thou?] [ha]th? vouchsafed him to depart in peace"

Thomas Elliott Church, "Three Cups", Brook (Post Office Directory 1855, Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to John Henry Gardiner of Henry Street, Beer Retailer and William Nutton of Jeyes Street, Storehouseman H.M. Dockyard. Under 100

87.   [45]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
LIEUTENANT
JOHN WILLIAM CRISTO
R. N. OF H.M.S. WELLESLEY
SON OF THE LATE
CAPTAIN WILLIAM CRISTO
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 9th 1857
AGED 63 YEARS
"The memory of the just is blessed"

John William Cristo H.M.S. Wellesley was the Guard-ship on the Medway (Post Office Directory 1866)
John Cristo was on the previous Guard-ship H.M.S. Poitiers in 1855 (Post Office Directory)

88.   [46]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
RELICT OF THE LATE JAMES [BARNARD]
OF BOLEY HILL, ROCHESTER
DIED 5th JULY 18[57]
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
CLARA SISSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 11th JANUARY 1862
AGED 45 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
"Grave, the guardian of our dust,
Grave, the treasury of the skies,
Every atom of thy trust,
Rests in hope again to rise"
ALSO OF
EMILY CHILDE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED HER ETERNAL [REST?]
[ 20th DECEMBER 1871]
[AGED 43 YEARS]

James Barnard  There is a James Barnard, a Coal Meter, at 86 High Street, Rochester in 1838 (Wright's Directory). Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard, Boarding and Day School, Boley Hill (Post Office Directory 1855)

89.   [47]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr. SAMUEL DUNSTALL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 1st 1864
AGED 84 YEARS
"He was a faithful man and feared
God above many"
ALSO
SARAH DUNSTALL
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO FELL ASLEEEP IN JESUS APRIL 12th 1876
AGED 77 YEARS
"Blessed be the peacemakers for they
shall be called the Children of God"
"Her children arise up and call her blessed"

Samuel Dunstall. Principal Probate Registry Index: Shipwright of Rhode Street. Administration to Stephen Phillips, Shipwright, one of executors. Under 300

90.   [48]   Headstone

[    ]
Mr. HENRY TEAIT
[    ]
[ WHO DIED [    ] OCTOBER ]1858
[AGED 61 YEARS]

ALSO
Mr. GEORGE TEAIT
[WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1863]
[AGED 37 YEARS]
[ALSO]
[MARY ANN TEAIT]
[WHO DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1879]
[AGED 83 YEARS]

91.   [49]   Ledger

(Fallen face down, Sept. 2010)
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS HUN[ER]
ASSISTANT SURGEON
THE BELOVED AND ONLY SURVIVING
SON OF
[THOMA]S HUNT[ER]
[WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1836]
[AGED34 YEARS]

92.   [50]   Headstone

Illegible

93.   [51]   Headstone

[      ]
[ RICHARD GOLD]
[WHO DIED [    ] MARCH 1857]
[AGED 53 YEARS]
ALSO JANE GOLD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
15th ? JULY 1860 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD GOLD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
2nd ? NOVEMBER 1886 AGED 82 YEARS
"He bringeth them to their desired haven"

Richard Gold, "Crown and Thistle", 273 High Street (Post Office Directory 1855)
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st December 1853
Real and personal estate to wife Jane, she is sole executor.
Witnesses: Thomas Hills, Solicitor, Chatham and William Caddy, Boot Maker, Chatham
Proved 11th December 1857. Goods and effects under 300

94.   [52]   Headstone

Illegible

95.   [53]   Headstone

FREDERICK WILLIAM HOPE
[WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1856]
[AGED 68 YEARS]

96.   [54]   Headstone

[      ]
CAROLINE
BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM MORRIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 24th JULY 1855
AGED 46? YEARS
ALSO
HAROLD W. MORRIS
WHO DIED 17th OCTOBER 1856
AGED 4 DAYS

97.   [55]   Headstone

Illegible

98.   [56]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH
RELICT OF THE LATE
Mr. THOMAS FULLAGAR
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1855
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[THOMA]S & FANNY FULLAGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
[AGED] 2? YEARS AND 7 MONTHS

Thomas Fullagar, formerly Town Carter? (Universal British Directory 1790's)

99.   [57]   Headstone

[HANNAH WOODWARD]
[WHO DIED 31st AUGUST 1855]
[AGED 60 YEARS]
JOSEPH WOODWARD
[WHO DIED 18th DECEMBER 1856]
[AGED 66 YEARS]
[WILLIAM ARTHUR WOODWARD]
[WHO DIED 25th DECEMBER 1855]
[AGED YEARS]
[JOSEPH RICHARD BUTTENSHAW]
[WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1856]
[AGED 2 YEARS]
[RICHARD DREAN BURTON]
[WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1857]
[AGED 11WEEKS]
[HANNAH MARIA BURTON]
[WHO DIED 22nd DECEMBER 1864]
[AGED 6 YEARS 8 MONTHS]
[JOHN RICHARD BUTTENSHAW]
[WHO DIED 13th SEPTEMBER 1867]
[AGED 51 YEARS]
[TRYPHENA BOUDEN]
[WHO DIED 31st MARCH ? ]
[AGED ? YEARS]

100.   [58]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM WELLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th OF DECEMBER [ ]
IN THE 53rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th OF JULY 1878
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
WILLIAM PAGE WELLER
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 24th 1855
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
[         ]

William Weller, Baker? 13 Chatham Intra (Post Office Directory 1855)

101.   [59]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WATTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1856
AGED 63 YEARS
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee; because
he trusted in thee"
ALSO OF
HENRY LAYTON SHEAD
STEPSON OF THE ABOVE JOSEPH WATTS
AND BELOVED SON OF ELIZA WATTS WHO
DIED AT UMBALAH, EAST INDIES
JANUARY 25th 1861 AGED 25 YEARS
SCHOOLMASTER 2nd BATT. RIFLE BRIGADE
"Blessed are they who put their trust in the Lord"

Joseph Watts, Pensioner, East India Co. Military Establishment, P.C.C. Will dated 14th March 1854
To wife Eliza, who is executor, all his goods and chattels; his masonic and war medals, certificates and testimonials, rights to prize money or rewards due for capture or past service in either the "Royal Army of England" or Army of the Hon. East India Company. Also to her all monies and investments.
Witnesses: John Michael Strover, Gun Maker, Brompton and Peter Wenman, Baker, Best Street, Chatham
Affidavit dated 5th May 1856
Peter Wenman sworn, he was present when will was signed by Watts, and that he and Strover witnessed will in Watts' and each others' presence.
Proved 17th May 1856

102.   [60]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1855
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
CATHERINE TAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th ? DAY OF JANUARY 1858
AGED 59 YEARS

William Taylor, Leather Cutter and Leather Seller, 191 High Street; Shopkeeper?, 193 High Street
(Pigot's Directory 1824. Post Office Directory 1855) Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 13th January 1854
Everything to wife Catherine, who is executor.
Witnesses: Edward Austen Steddy, of Chatham, Surgeon and Robert Moody, Clerk to Messrs Essell and Hayward, Solicitors, Rochester.
Inventory dated 15th December 1855 by J.T. Skinner, Auctioneer and Appraiser
Household goods and furniture     36 6s 0d
Plate, linen and clothes                 12 2s 6d
Books                                          2 12s 6d
Stock, fixtures, utensils in trade    40 18s 6d
Leasehold estate                        231 15s 0d
Rents due at death                           9 0s 0d
Debts due at deat                        21 10s 0d
Pension due at death                      3 16s 0d
Cash in house                                7 10s 0d
Total                                         435 10s 6d

103.   [61]   Large Ledger

IN MEMORY
OF
THOMAS JOHN GARRETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th JANUARY
1855
AGED 31 YEARS
"He was an affectionate husband and father,
His loss was deeply regretted by all who knew him"
ALSO JANE GARRETT WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 15th OCTOBER 1857
AGED 32 YEARS


Thomas Garrett, "The Ship",149 High Street (Post Office Directory 1855), 
Jane Garrett, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 5th October 1857
Jane Garrett was formerly Tucker. To daughter, Jane Frances Garrett, all money due or belonging to her mother. All furniture and effects in the Ship Inn, High Street, Chatham and all money from the sale of the business.
Money to be deposited in the Savings Bank or elsewhere at discretion of the executors and is to be in their names.
They are to use it, as required for her daughter's maintenance and education. Her daughter is placed into the hands of Mr William Robert Ellington and the Parish of Chatham. If Ellington dies before he can carry out testator's wishes, her daughter is to be placed in the care of the testator's sister, Elizabeth, wife of James Thomas Rule. To ensure that she gets a good education she is to be placed under the tuition of Miss Bond of Chatham, or some other qualified teacher for not less than 3 years. Should her daughter died all her money or property is to be shared between testator's sisters, Harriet wife of William Mills Austin and Elizabeth wife of James Thomas Rule.
William Robert Ellington and James Thomas Rule are executors.
Signs with a mark
Witnesses: Matthias Charles Garrett and John Tucker.

104.   [62]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mr. ROBERT NEWNHAM
WHO DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1855
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. SARAH NEWNHAM
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1855
AGED 74 YEARS

105.   [63]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH CHARLOTTE
DAUGHTER OF
Mr. THOMAS JACKS
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 21st SEPTEMBER 1854
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. MARY SMITH
GRAND MOTHER ? OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th DECEMBER 1859
AGED [75] YEARS

Thomas Jacks, Butcher, The Brook (Post Office Directories 1855, 1866)

106.   [64]   Headstone

[MARY DAVES]
WIFE OF
WILLIAM DAVIS[ON]
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 6th 1856
AGED 52 YEARS
"[Blesse]d are the dead which die in [the Lord]"
PHOEBE SISTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF
REVD. THOMAS RO[         ]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[       ]

107.   [65]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN DRURY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th DAY OF FEBRUARY 18[55]
AGED 43 YEARS

John Drury, Licensed Victualler, High Street, Consistory Court of Rochester Will
Will dated 28th February 1855 (Died same day)
To Mary Ann Weller, now living with him, for her and her children, all personal estate, cash, club money, household goods, stock and utensils of trade and all other personal estate.
Thomas Ayerst of Chatham and Gillingham, Tin Plate Worker, is executor.
Witnesses; Ambrose Ayerst, Gillingham and John Foord, Chatham
Affidavit dated 30th March 1855
John Foord , sworn, he and Ayerst were present when Drury signed will and that they witnessed the will in the presence of Drury and each other.
Proved 30th March 1855 Value under 200

108.   [66]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CRANE
WHO DIED NOVR. 25Th 1853
AGED 64 YEARS
"The memory of the just is blessed"
ALSO OF
SOPHIA CRANE
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTR. 9Th 1861
AGED 70 YEARS
"Looking unto Jesus"

John Crane, Shipwright . P.C.C. Will. Date of will, 5th July 1849
His house in Ordnance Place, to wife Sophia, for life, she can "part with it if in distress", money in Savings Bank, 20 from the Union Benefit Society, 5 from a death society and rent of house purchased from Thomas Benney. After her death or remarriage, the latter to Thomas and Harriet Benney or their children. Also to his wife, use of all goods and chattels for life, after her death, these to be sold and money distributed between his brothers and sister, Susannah Pestell or their children.
To nephew, John Crane, his watch and 5; to Elizabeth Benney, 6 silver tea spoons and 1; to Sarah Jane Benney, a small bed with bedsted, pillows, blankets, 2 sheets, 2 oak tavies ?, part of the earthenware and part of the tin ware and 2.
Residue at death of wife, to be sold and money divided between his brothers, Climent (sic), William or their children, and Thomas, (if living), if not then to John Crane, son of Climent, sister Susannah Pestell or her children, in equal shares.
Wife and James Rickon are executors. His wife to dispose of his clothing and bees as she thinks fit.
Witnesses: William (sic) Birch, James Luck and Robert James.
Affidavit dated 19th December 1853
Samuel (sic) Birch, of New Brompton, Shipwright, one of the witnesses, is sworn. He confirms he witnessed the will in the presence of the testator and the other witnesses, who signed the will in each other's presence. Alterations were made by testator before the will was signed and witnessed.
Proved 22nd December 1

109.   [67]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MADELINE
DAUGHTER OF
STAFF SURGEON SUMMERS
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
1st AUGUST 1854
AGED 3 YEARS

110.   [68]   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD HUGHES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd OCTOBER 1862
AGED 51 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long time he bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give him ease,
And relieve him of his pain"
ALSO
MARY SABINA HUGHES
(WIFE OF THE ABOVE)
WHO DIED ON THE 14th OF MAY 1875
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO
JOHN ROBERT HUGHES
SON OF THE ABOVE
[       ]

111.   [69]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE HENRY SON OF
GEORGE & HARRIETT WINDEYER
BORN JULY 31st 1853
DIED AUG. 2nd 1853

112.   [70]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SEBLINIA ANN HODGES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st DAY OF JULY 1853
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO
KATE LAURA HODGES
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF AUGUST 1853
AGED 19 YEARS
JOHN DRIVER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 7th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1851
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
JANE LUIS HODGES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF OCTOBER 1844
AGED 21? YEARS
PHOEBE HODGES
[ WHO DIED 26th JUNE 1843]
[AGED [     ] YEARS]*
* No age in register

113.   [71]   Headstone

Illegible

114.   [72]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK JOHN SON OF
JOHN LOFT AND MATILDA HADDELL
WHO DIED 19th NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO
WALTER LOFT THEIR SON
WHO DIED 1st NOVEMBER 1853
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO
MATILDA
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
WILLIAM & ALICE EDWARDS
WHO DIED 15th SEPT. 1884
AGED 1YEAR
"Who fell asleep in Jesus"

Haddell and Loft, Furniture Brokers, 4 Military Road (Post Office Directory 1855)
Frederick John Haddell also appears on the Haddell monument in St. Mary's churchyard

115.   [73]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
J.J. DOUGLAS BARCLAY
[WHO DIED [ ] JUNE 1853]
[AGED 30 YEARS]

116.   [74]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM SKUCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
15th MARCH 1853
AGED 78 YEARS
[          ]
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 13th 1874
AGED 93 YEARS

117.   [75]   Large Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET THE BELOVED WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN BARNABY LATE ASSISTANT
CONVERTER OF HER MAJESTY'S
DOCKYARD CHATHAM
AND OF RIVER ROW, BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF APRIL 1869
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Her end was Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN BARNABY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th DAY OF OCTOBER 1869
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"The memory of the just is blessed"

John Barnaby Principal Probate Registry Index: John, of 2 Frederick Place, River Row, Brompton, Superannuated Assistant Converter H.M. Dockyard. Administration to Richard Blackman of Chatham, Licensed Victualler and Edwin Tapp, of Newington, Market Gardener. Under 450

118.   [76]   Headstone

"Sleep in Jesus"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM BROWN AND MARY ANN
SPENCELAYH
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OF AUGUST 1869
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO OF TWO SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO EUSTACE CLAUDE SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON [     ] OF APRIL 1874
AGED 4? MONTHS

William Spencelayh, Iron founders, Millwrights and Engineers, High Street (Melville's Directory 1858)

119.   [77]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLMOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[        ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO OF
MARIA ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[        ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THE ABOVE
HENRY THOMAS DIED 5th SEPTEMBER
1846 AGED 10 DAYS
REBECCA DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1848
AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
THOMAS DIED 31st JANUARY 1853
AGED 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS
JOHN CHARLES DIED 7th SEPTEMBER
1858? AGED 3 YEARS AND 5? MONTHS

Thomas Willmott, Marine Store Dealer, Rhode Street and Brook (Post Office Directory 1855)
Merchant, Rose Cottage, Brook (Melville's Directory 1858

120.   [78]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH SUSANNAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM FRANCIS
OF THE CHEST HOTEL, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th OF NOVEMBER 1852
AGED 46 YEARS
[          ]
ALSO JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 21st OF OCTOBER
1859 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
HENRY SIXTH SON OF THE ABOVE
CAPTAIN OF THE GUN BOAT [ ? ]
WHO DIED AT YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
AUGUST 25th? 1870 AGED [  ]8 YEARS

121.   [79]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ANN MOLE
WHO DIED 3rd JANUARY 1853
AGED 84? YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN STROUD
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] 25th ? JANUARY 1853
AGED 49 YEARS

122.   [80]   Headstone

Illegible

123.   [81]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH HALKEET
WIFE OF
Mr. DAVID HALKETT
MARINE OFFICER IN H.M. NAVY
WHO DIED 26th OF OCTOBER 1853
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO DAVID [ HALKETT]
[WHO DIED [    ] OF APRIL 1857]
[AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
AGNES THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SARAH THOMPSON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 184[ ]
AGED 12 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
[        ]

John Thompson, Shopkeeper? High Street (Melville's Directory 1858)

124.   [82]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES TURNER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[MARCH?] 6th? 1872 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO 3 OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
[        ]

James Turner, Leather Seller, 47 High Street (Post Office Directory 1866)

125.   [83]   Headstone

Illegible

126.   [84]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS TILL
[WHO DIED] [    ] JULY? 1852
[AGED 32 YEARS]
[ALSO] MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1857
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS ROGERS
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1863
AGED 31 YEARS

Thomas Till, "Coach and Horses", High Street (1851 census)

127.   [85]   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JAMES WILLIAM BENNETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th ? OF NOVEMBER 1875
[AGED 67 YEARS]
ALSO MARY ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ JULY [     ] 1886]
[AGED 76 YEARS]

James William Bennett, "White Hart", High Street (Post Office Directory 1866)

128.   [86]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH COOPER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 13th 1852?
AGED 31 YEARS

129.   [87]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
Mr. EDWARD McGEE
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1852
AGED 49 YEARS
[        ] ERECTED BY HIS
[     ] [AFFECTI]ONATE WIFE

Edward McGee, Chelsea Pensioner, of John Street (1851 Census)

130.   [88]   Headstone

[        ]
SARAH ANN
WIFE OF
Mr. GEORGE MOSS
WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1842
AGED 27 YEARS
AND IS BURIED IN CHATHAM CHURCHYARD
ALSO OF RICHARD THEIR INFANT SON
ALSO OF
HARRIETT ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th MAY 1858
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
HARRIETT AMY WHO DIED 1st DECR. 1851
AGED 10 MONTHS
ELLEN WHO DIED [    ] [JANUARY] 1853
AGED 10 YEARS
[RICHARD] MOSS
[WHO DIED [    ] AUGUST 1860]
[AGED 73 YEARS]

George Moss, Clerk, son in law to Butcher, a Licensed Victualler on The Brook (1851 Census)

131.   [89]   Ledger

TO
THE MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT
FREDERICK WETHERALL SMITH R.N.
WHO DIED THE 11th OF JUNE
1852
AGED 32 YEARS

132.   [90]   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. ABRAHAM ARLIDGE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. 22nd 1851
AGED 57 YEARS
LEAVING A WIFE AND SIX CHILDREN TO
LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Cease ye pilgrims, cease to mourn,
Press onwards to the prize,
Soon your Saviour shall return,
Triumphant in the Skies"
ALSO SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE of the ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBY. 4Th 1870
IN HER 67th YEAR
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away"
"Though thou hast called me to resign,
what most I prized it was not mine,
I only yield thee what was thine"
"Thy will be done"
ALSO
Mr. WILLIAM LEWIS ARLIDGE
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 3rd 1872
AGED 41 YEARS
ALL LATE OF OLD BROMPTON

Abraham and Alfred Arlidge, Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers of Brompton High Street
Principal Probate Registry Index: William Arlidge (died 1872), 22 High Street, Brompton, Clerk in H. M. Control Dept. Administration to widow, Ann. Under 200.  See 272

133.   [91]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
JOHN FROST
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD LANGLEY OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 7th SEPTEMBER 1851
AGED 57 YEARS
THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN FROST
DIED JULY 21st 1869
IN HIS 75th YEAR
"Their end was Peace"

John Frost, Dockyard Clerk (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: "Gentleman" of Meeting House Lane. Administration to William Beveridge of New Brompton, "Gentleman" and George Clother of Meeting House Lane, Builder. Under 1,000

134.   [92]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th DAY OF JUNE 1851
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF MARCH 1857
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF
SIDNEY WALTER JAMES
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
YOUNGEST AND BELOVED
CHILD OF
JAMES AND JANE SMITH
BORN NOVEMBER 14th 1860
DIED AUGUST 10th 1861

William Smith, Carpenter?, Hills Terrace (1851 Census)

135.   [93]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH CHAMBERS
DAUGHTER OF
DANIEL & HANNAH CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
5th SEPTEMBER 1851
AGED 34 YEARS
"When from the dust of death I rise,
To take my mansion in the skies,
E'en then shall this be all my plea,
Jesus hath loved and died for me"
ALSO DANIEL CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 7th
1852 AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA THIRD DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE DANIEL & HANNAH CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 19th
1856 AGED 36 YEARS
[ALSO] HANNAH CHAMBERS
[    ]

Daniel Chambers, Maltster and Coal Merchant, 231 High Street, (Wright's Directory 1838)
Hannah Chambers, Spinster, died 1851, Consistory Court of Rochester Will. Dated 13th March 1849
Her money in the Chatham Savings Bank to her sister Mary Catherine Chambers. Mary to pay funeral costs and debts; she is to have remainder but if there is 50 or more remaining, she is to pay her mother, Hannah, 10 and 5 to her father, also 5 each to her siblings. Mary is have her furniture. Books and trinkets to be shared between her sisters and mother. If there are any outstanding debts owed from her parents or siblings, these are to be forgiven unless there is insufficient to pay for her funeral and debts. Sister Mary is sole executor.
Witnesses: George T. Skinner, St. Margaret's Rochester and Henry Bennett, 13 Saunders St., Chatham, Yeoman
Proved 28th September 1851. Sister Mary is of New Road. Goods and effects under 200

136.   [94]   Headstone

SACRED
[TO TH]E MEMORY OF
OF
[SAMUEL] HUBBARD
[       ] REGIMENT
[       ] CHATHAM
[       ] [    ] [JU]LY 1851
[ AGED] [58] YEARS

137.   [95]   Headstone

Illegible

138.   [96]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WELLS
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1863
[AGED 20 YEARS]

139.   [97]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. SARAH HENRY
WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1850
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. JOHN HENRY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 21st 1856
AGED 73 YEARS

John Henry, Rigger in the Dockyard (1851 Census)

140.   [98]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY SIBUN
[WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1856]
[AGED 62 YEARS]
WILLIAM SIBUN
[WHO DIED [    ] DECEMBER 1873]
[AGED 69 YEARS]
FRANCES SIBUN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] FEBRUARY 1839
[AGED 11 MONTHS]

141.   [99]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. ROBERT TUCKER
LATE 1st OFFICER OF H.M. SHIP
BOSCOWEN
WHO DIED IN MELVILLE HOSPITAL
ON THE [    ] MARCH 1851
AGED [66] YEARS
EMMA SABRINA [PHILLIPS?] TUCKER
[ DAUGHTER] OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED 19th ] DECEMBER 1850
[ AGED 8 MONTHS]

142.   [100]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
Mr. FRANCIS VICKERMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF OCTOBER 1850
AGED 69 YEARS
[         ]
ALSO
FRANCIS THOMAS VICKERMAN
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1862
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO HIS BROTHER
EDWARD JAMES VICKERMAN
WHO DIED SEPT. 19th 1868 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. FRANCIS VICKERMAN
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1872
AGED 84 YEARS

Francis Vickerman, Leading Hand Shipwright, H.M. Dock Yard (1851 Census)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Of 12 Brougham Place. Administration to son Francis of Poplar, Shipwright. Value under 300. Proved again, administration to daughter Ann

143.   [101]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY ANN FULLAGAR
WIFE OF
JONATHAN GILLETT FULLAGAR
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1850
AGED 40 YEARS
[     ]

144.   [102]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA
WIFE OF WILLIAM LOTT
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1850
AGED 61 YEARS
"A loving wife, a mother dear,
None could her here excel,
To peace inclined, this world resigned,
In hopes with Christ to dwell"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM LOTT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1858
AGED 67 YEARS
"Be ye also ready, for at such an hour
as ye think not the Son of Man cometh"
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH MARTHA PENN
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1860
AGED 13 YEARS
"Her faith was in Christ"

William Lott, Gardener, Chapel Lane (1851 Census)

145.   [103]   Headstone

Most Illegible
HENRY TAYLOR
[WHO DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1870]
[AGED 65 YEARS]
[RICHARD TAYLOR]
[WHO DIED 29th OCTOBER 1871]
[AGED 23 YEARS]
[AUGUSTA TAYLOR]
[WHO DIED 21st MAY 1877]
[AGED 72 YEARS]
[ALFRED TAYLOR]
[WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1879]
[AGED 36 YEARS]

Henry Taylor, Livery Stable Keeper, Sun Yard (1855 Post Office Directory)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Fly (light carriage) Proprietor. Administration to widow, Augusta, son Henry, Cab Proprietor and Jesse Catt of Chatham, Wheelwright. Value under 3,000
Augusta Taylor of Hammond Hill. Administration to Jesse Catt, Wheelwright and George Eldridge, Collector for Gas Company, both of Chatham. Value under 1,000

146.   [104]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
HARRY SEYMOUR
AND
WILLIAM HENRY
SONS OF
WILLM. & JANE BEARD
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO
JAMES BEARD
WHO DIED 6th APRIL 1863
AGED 67 YEARS

William Beard, Bricklayer, Middleton Buildings (1851 Census) Son ?Henry William Beard, Painter (Apprentice in 1851 Census)

147.   [105]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
CHARLES HENRY NODING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 7th MARCH 1870
AGED 19 YEARS
"Severe affliction kindly sent in love,
Led him to Christ and trained him for above,
The end now seen, how short, how light appear,
The longest sufferings he experienced here!"
ALSO
CHARLES NODING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3rd DECR. 1887
IN HIS 66th YEAR
ALSO
EMILY NODING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th 1891
IN HER 66th YEAR
"From suffering and from pain removed,
And free from every care"

148.   [106]   Headstone

[MARY] HILLS
[ WHO DIED 1st DECEMBER] 1849
[AGED 79 YEARS]
WILLIAM HILLS
[WHO DIED?] THE 14th OF OCTOBER [1858]
AGED 76 YEARS

149 & 150.   [107 & 108]   Headstones

Illegible

151.    [109]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALBINA FANNY PEIRCE (sic)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF NOVEMBER [    ]
AGED 19 YEARS
Mrs. JANE SPEAKMAN
[ WHO DIED 23rd AUGUST] 1869
AGED 47 YEARS

152.   [110]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH LAURA FOOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th OF JANUARY 1850
AGED 7 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"Sleep lovely child and take your rest,
God takes them first that he loves best"

153.   [111]   Headstone


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE MAYHEW
WHO DIED 19th MAY 183[   ]
AGED 40 YEARS
JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th OCTOBER 183[   ]
AGED 6 YEARS

154.   [112]   Headstone

Mostly Illegible
[      ]
JOHN ADAMS
[WHO DIED 1st MAY 1851]
[AGED 42 YEARS]
LOUISA ADAMS DAUGHTER [OF THE ABOVE ?]
[ WHO DIED] 29th MARCH [1849]
[AGED YEARS]
[MARY AMELIA]
DAUGHTER OF
STEPHEN AND MARY ADAMS
[WHO DIED 27th MARCH 1864]
[AGED 2 YEARS]
STEPHEN ADAMS
[WHO DIED] 13th JUNE [1871]
[AGED 33 YEARS]

155.   [113]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES DOUGLAS STUART
YOUNGEST SON OF
CAPT. STUART 86th REGT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th OF MARCH 1849
AGED ONE YEAR AND SEVEN MONTHS
"Suffer little children to come unto
me, and forbid them not, for of such is the
Kingdom of God"

156.   [114]   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES CAHOLAN
WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1849
AGED 45 YEARS

157.   [115]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES SMITH
WHO DIED 4th SEPTEMBER 1849
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1861
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th AUGUST 1849
AGED 7 YEARS

158.   [116]   Large Ledger


LEDGER STONE OF SIR THOMAS BOURCHIER, WHO DIED IN OFFICE,
AS CAPTAIN SUPERINTENDENT OF H. M. DOCKYARD, 1849.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SIR THOMAS BOUCHIER K.C.B.
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
BORN 10th OF MARCH 1791
DIED 20th OF APRIL 1849
WHILST CAPTAIN SUPERINTENDENT
OF
HER MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD
AT CHATHAM
HE WAS THE SON OF
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN BOUCHIER
AND OF MARY McNAMARA, HIS WIFE
OF ARDCLONEY, Co. CLARE, IRELAND
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on thee because he trusted
in thee"
"Keep innocency and take heed unto the thing
that is right; for that shall bring a man
Peace at the last"

159.   [117]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr. THOMAS NEVILL
GUNNER R.N.
WHO DIED ON THE 14th OF FEBRUARY
1849
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF
Mrs. MARY NEVILL
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 17th OF FEBRUARY
1854
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF ALFRED SON OF
ALFRED & SARAH BEAR
AND GREAT GRANDSON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 9th 1864 AGED 4 YEARS
"Not our will O Lord, but thine be done"

Thomas Nevill, Superannuated Gunner, R.N., of Prospect Row, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will
Will dated 7th February 1849
To wife Mary, arrears of pension and money. She is executor. Also to her, freehold house and ground, 161 High Street, Chatham, also residue of estate.
Witnesses: Andrew Wright, John Barry and Alexander Sullivan (householders of Chatham )
Affidavit dated 5th March 1849
Alexander Sullivan of Chatham, Superannuated Gunner, R.N., sworn that Nevill signed will in the presence of the witnesses and that they all signed in Nevill's presence and that of each other.
Proved 5th March 1849 Value of goods and chattels under 100

Mary Nevill, Widow of Above, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will
Will dated 18th September 1853
All personal effects (except clothes) and freehold house, 161 High Street, to be sold by auction. Money from sale and arrears of pension due, after payment of expenses, to grand daughter, Sarah Mason Hake as well as her clothes and 30.
To Mr Charles Mc Carthy of Chatham, 5, to Mr Alexander Sullivan, Royal Navy, 5. Residue equally divided between her nephews, Thomas Nevill of Devonport and grand daughter Sarah Mason Hake.
Nominates Charles Mc Carthy and Alexander Sullivan executors.
Signs will with mark
Witnesses: John Barry, John Coster and Alfred Joseph Bear (householders of Chatham)
Affidavit dated 27th February 1854
John Coster of Chatham, Smith, sworn, he was well acquainted with testator and was one of the witnesses, who signed will in testator's presence and of each other and testator signed in their presence.
Proved 27th February 1854 Value of goods and chattels under 200

Alfred Bear, Butcher, High Street (Post Office Directory 1855, Melville's Directory 1858) Also in 1866 Landlord of the "Little Crown", High Street ? (Post Office Directory 1866)

160.   [118]   Large Ledger (on side)

IM MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WARDEN M.D
SURGEON OF H.M. DOCKYARD [CHATHAM?]
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1849
AND OF
HIS WIFE ELIZABETH HUTT
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1848
"There remaineth a rest to the [people of God]"

William Warden, Surgeon of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 26th March 1849
All his money in the funds, cash in hand, furniture, plate, books and effects to daughters Frances and Catherine Warden, shared equally, (he has already provided for son George).
He has a lease on a house, 33 Gordon Street, Gordon Square, London. He has borrowed 1,000, on mortgage, on this property. His executors to sell the lease and pay off mortgage, the surplus shared equally between his two daughters.
He has a lease on a house in     ?    Street, London; he bequeaths the lease to his daughters and the residue also to them, shared equally. Brother John Warden, Purser, Royal Navy, of H.M.S. Excellent and John Hutt of 7 Gloucester Road, Hyde Park, are executors.
Codicil dated 3rd April 1849
He has bequeathed lease of house and premises at 33 and 22 Gordon Street and all rents to daughters. If they both agree to sell the lease, proceeds to be equally shared between them.
Witnesses George Warden and Frances Hutt.
Affidavit dated 5th May 1849.
George Cockburn Warden, son, of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Plate Glass Manufacturer, sworn; he was one of the witnesses of the codicil, he confirms it was signed by his father in his presence and that of the other witness and that alterations (deletion of 22 Gordon Street) were made by his father before codicil was signed and witnessed.
Proved 9th May 1849
Administration to John Hutt, power reserved to John Warden

161.   [119]   Headstone

Illegible

162.   [120]   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. BENJAMIN POUND
[WHO DIED] THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. THOMAS POUND
WHO DIED THE 16th OF FEBRUARY 1866
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. WILLIAM POUND
WHO DIED THE 28th OF AUGUST 1866
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN RELICT OF THE ABOVE
Mr. THOMAS POUND
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1879
AGED 7[3] YEARS

Benjamin Pound, a Farmer, of Richard Street, (1841 Census ) Consistory Court of Rochester Will
William and Thomas, Farmers, Ordnance Place, Thomas also Beer Retailer, Ordnance Place, (Post Office
Directory 1855)
Thomas,New Fox and Hounds, Ordnance Place (Melville's Directory 1858)
Thomas, a Beer Retailer of High Street (Post Office Directory 1866)
Will of Benjamin Pound dated 22nd December 1846
To nephew, William Pound of Chatham, Husbandman, in testator's employ, son of Thomas Pound of Eastnor, Herefordshire, freehold land at Magpie Hall, Chatham, purchased from the trustees of John Budgen, Esquire, and 2 houses and other buildings since erected by testator on part of above land, for life. His leasehold property in and near Richard Street, to Rachel Hardy of Richard Street, widow, with whom he lodges, for her "care and attention to me in my declining years", for her life. This property consists of 2 houses, one in her occupation the other occupied by George Goddings. After her death, to nephew William Pound, who also gets 3 other houses in Richard Street, occupied by Peter Intross, Thomas Pound and George Ogbourn, for life, subject to him paying to freeholders 5s per annum and keeping up covenants and agreements.
After William Pound's death, the property in Magpie Hall , for ever to another nephew, Thomas Pound of Chatham Husbandman, also in testator's employ, he is son of Thomas Pound, also, after William Pound's death, the property in Richard Street, for remainder of lease, subject to bequest to Rachel Hardy and payment of rent and observance of covenants. It is also subject to the payment to Jane wife of William Pound, an annuity of 15 for life, id she survives her husband or death of testator, if he outlives nephew.
His two pieces of freehold land at East Hill, near Luton, in Chatham, about 3 acres, in his own occupation, to nephew, Thomas Pound, for ever. Remaining leaseholds in and near Richard Street, to brother Thomas Pound, also his two leasehold properties in Rhode Street, occupied by [     ] Smith and Benjamin Lakey, for life, subject to usual conditions. After his brother's death, the two properties and an unfinished house in their rear, and lodge and stable, nearby, in testator's occupation, also 4 houses occupied by Benjamin Johnson, John Henny, Thomas Bear and James Harvey, to nephew Thomas Pound, for rest of term, subject to usual conditions.
Also to nephew Thomas, 3 leasehold houses on Chatham Hill occupied by [      ] Johnson and others, held on lease from the late William Budgen, for remainder of term, subject as before. To Amelia Williams, widow of Thomas Williams formerly of the City of Hereford, Labourer, 1s to the Treasurer of the Benevolent Society of the Ebenezer Chapel, Chatham, 5, for the purpose of that society; to nephew John Pound, son of Thomas, 30; to niece, Hester daughter of Thomas Pound, now wife of James Boundy of Mercer Street, London, 50; to niece Ann another daughter of Thomas Pound, wife of Samuel Pattison of Eastnor, 50; to niece Mary Pound, spinster, daughter of Thomas, now living at Eastnor, 50;to Frederick Pound natural son of his niece Betty, another daughter of Thomas, 19 guineas; to Mary Ann wife of Samuel Wickens of Branstead, near London, natural daughter of Betty Pound, 19 guineas; to Eliza wife of Marshall Grainger of Troy Town, Rochester, Captain of a Trading Vessel, another daughter of Betty Pound, 40; to niece Maria daughter of brother Samuel, wife of John Hopkins, of Charles Street, Blockhouse, Worcester, 50; to niece ,Mary daughter of John and Alice Hout , wife of William Dowler of Chimsley, near Worcester, 50; to John Hout of Great Malvern, son of John and Alice, 10; to Grace wife of his nephew, Thomas Carwardine of Old Street Road, Chatham, son of Thomas Carwardine the Elder, and testator's late sister, Sarah, 19 guineas; to Sarah daughter of Thomas Carwardine the Elder, now wife of Peter Bullock of Bransted near Worcester, 30; to Joseph Yates of Park Place, St. Peter's, Worcester, China Burner, 10; to each of his nephews, William and Thomas Pound, 30.
To good friends, George Stoddard of Chatham, Thomas Bauckham of College Yard, Rochester, Boot Maker and William Wheeler of Chatham , Hair Dresser, (his executors) 10 each.
After legacies and expenses are paid, to nephews William and Thomas Pound, his leasehold farm and lands, all his ready money, money in the London and County Bank, Chatham, Public Funds, or due on mortgage, etc., live and dead stock, implements and growing crops, etc. They also have residue in equal shares.
Witnesses: M. J. Stephems, Solicitor, Chatham, and J. Taffs, his Clerk
Codicil dated 15th January 1847
Executors to employ his solicitors to wind up estate. Rest of will ratified.
Witnesses: J. Taffs and C. ? Martin ?, Clerks to M.S. Stephens

Thomas Pound, died 1866, Principal Probate Registry Index:
Beer Retailer. Administration to James Breeze of the York Hotel, Ordnance Place, Victualler and George Parsons of Rochester, Commission Agent. Value of gods and effects under 1,500

William Pound, died 1866, Principal Probate Registry Index:
Yeoman of Ordnance Place. Administration to Elizabeth Grainger, wife of Marshall Grainger of 11 Upper Clarence Place, Rochester. Value under 100

163.   [121]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT WEST
LATE COOK IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th 1847
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th ? OF SEPTEMBER 1864
AGED 81 YEARS

164.   [122]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
SOPHIA
WIFE OF JOHN PAYNE
[WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1848]
[AGED 25 YEARS]

165.   [123

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JAMES HYDER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th OF APRIL 1865
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO
JAMES HARRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
MAY 21st 1876 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE [ HYDER]
WHO [DIED 17th AUGUST 1888]
[AGED 59 YEARS]

James Hider?, "Shakespeare" Beer House, Military Road (1861 Census)

166.   [124]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ANGUS
WHO WAS FOR UPWARDS OF FIFTY YEARS
MASTER WHEELER
[IN H.M. GU]N WHARF, CHATHAM
WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 183[ ]
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANGUS
[WIFE?] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ ] OCTOBER 1847
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
ANN ANGUS
[WHO DIED 26th JUNE 1874]
[AGED 89 YEARS]
[     ]
ALSO
WILLIAM HALL
[ WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER ] 1865
AGED 40 YEARS

167.   [125]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & MARY ANN SUMMERFIELD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 12th OF APRIL 1847
AGED 3? YEARS AND ONE MONTH
ALSO MARY ANN
THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER
WHO DIED THE 10th OF JANUARY 1862
AGED 31 YEARS

William Summerfield, "New Inn", John Street (Wright's Directory 1838, Bagshaw's Directory 1847)

168.   [126]   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
Mr. WILLIAM BOOKER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF APRIL 1847
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE
OBT. NOVR. 10Th 1863 AET. 89 YEARS

169.   [127]   Headstone

WILLIAM TAYLOR
[WHO DIED 25th MARCH 1847]
[AGED 16 YEARS]
[LAUNC]ELOT TAYLOR
SON OF THOMAS
[AND] ANN TAYLOR
[ ] [LO]NG ILL[NESS]
[28th MARCH 1858]
[AGED 41 YEARS ]
[ANN DIANA TAYLOR]
[WHO DIED 4th JANUARY 1873]
[AGED 58 YEARS]

170.   [128]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN LAMB
[BORN] [    ] MARCH 1798
[DIED] [    ] MARCH 18[47]
ALSO OF
JOSIAH EDWARD LAMB
[       ] SON OF THE ABOVE
[BORN] SEPTEMBER 5th [ 1841]
[DIED] APRIL 10th 18[59]
ALSO OF
HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] AFTER ALONG AND SEVERE
AFFLICTION 30th JULY 1869
AGED 54 YEARS
"The righteous cry and the Lord heareth
and delivereth them out of all their troubles"
Psalm xxxvi 17th verse
[ALSO OF ]
JOHN LAMB
[ WHO DIED 16th MAY 1874]
[AGED 72 YEARS]

171.   [129]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN MORRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 12th 1836 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE MORRISON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 10th 1846 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO EMILY CATHERINE MORRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 3rd 1866 AGED 46 YEARS

172.   [130]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PETER MARSNEU
LATE BOATSWAIN R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MARCH 1847
AGED 60 YEARS
AND DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS
[      ] WIDOW AND TWO AFFECTIONATE
SONS
[      ]

173.   [131]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH EDWARDS
WHO DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1847
AGED 14 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
ALSO
GEORGE EDWARDS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th OF JANUARY 1861
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th JUNE 1863
AGED 75 YEARS

George Edwards, Grocer, King Street (1851 Census)

174.   [132]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF Mr. JOHN POVEY
WHO AFTER A LONG AFFLICTION
BORNE WITH CHRISTIAN PATIENCE
FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
THE 3rd OF JANUARY 1847
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO WITHIN A SHORT SPACE
OF FOUR MONTHS THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN POVEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF APRIL 1847
AGED 62 YEARS
"Even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him"
[       ]

John Povey, Rope-maker, High Street (1841 Census)

175.   [133]   Headstone

[     ]
[HUGH] [SPALDING] R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF DECEMBER [1856]
AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long t[ime I bore],
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give me ease,
And free me from my pain"
ALSO
JAMES SPALDING
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th OF SEPTEMBER 1846
AGED 3 ? YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
AND
[ARCHIB]ALD SPALDING
HIS BROTHER
[WHO DEPA]RTED THIS LIFE
[    ] OF SEPTEMBER 1846
[AGED] 11 ? MONTHS
[    ]

176. & 177.   [134 & 135]   Headstones

Illegible

178.   [136]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA TWYMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 9th 1846
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
HARRIET STANTON
HER SISTER
DIED 13th OCTOBER 1862
AGED 80 YEARS

Maria Twyman, wife of Cordwainer ?Clover Street (1841 Census)

179.   [137]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr. WILLIAM MURRAY
LATE CARPENTER R[OYAL NAVY ?]
WHO DIED [4th] OCTOBER 18[46]
AGED [68 YEARS]

180.   [138]   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
SARAH CORNFORD
OF WARLINGHAM IN SURREY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th DAY OF APRIL 1846
AGED 78 YEARS
"Stop stranger and cast an eye,
For as you are so once was I,
And as I am so you must be,
Prepare yourself to follow me"

Sarah Cornford, in 1841 Census at Fair Row with Joseph and Mary Smith

181.   [139]   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALFRED RUSSELL WRIGHT
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
WILLIAM JAMES & MARY WRIGHT
OF THE CITY OF LONDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 9th 1846
AGED 39 YEARS

182.   [140]   Ledger


LEDGER OF FREDERIC WHITEHEAD, 1862, SHOWING HOLES FOR RAILINGS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. FREDERIC EDWIN WHITEHEAD
OF CHATHAM, SADDLER
WHO DIED ON THE 30th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1862
AGED 36 YEARS
"Christian read in holy fear,
He who sleeps in silence here,
Late was hale and strong as thou,
He is passed to judgement now,
Life has no abiding stay,
Read thy lesson watch and pray"
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF FREDERIC ONLY CHILD OF
THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd DAY OF OCTOBER 1865
IN THE 20th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Dear mother weep not for me"
[       ]

Frederick Whitehead, Saddle and Harness Maker
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Administration to widow, Mary, Henry Cook of Chatham, Baker and John Littlewood, Linen Draper of Chatham. Value under 450

183.   [141]   Headstone

WILLIAM STIGANT
[WHO DIED 1867]
[AGED 72 YEARS]

184.   [142]   Headstone

Illegible

185.   [143]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. FRANCIS DANIEL GUY
WHO DIED [ 11th APRIL] 185[6 ]
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th MARCH [1877 ]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE
WIDOW OF SOLOMON PIT[CHFORT GUY]
OF ELLAND, YORKSHIRE
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 18[77 ]
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS DANIEL GUY
WHO DIED [13th] MARCH [1886]
AGED [70] YEARS

Francis Daniel Guy, Innkeeper, P.C.C. Will dated 16th June 1849
All real and personal estate to wife Elizabeth, she is executor.
Witnesses: Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester and Martha Hedsden, Chatham
Proved 6th June 1850

186. & 187.   [144 & 145]   Headstones

Illegible

188.   [146]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY RICKON
WIFE OF
ABRAHAM RICKON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28th 18[45]
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
ABRAHAM RICKON
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 7th 1857
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM RICKON
SON OF THE ABOVE
[OCTOBER]R 9th 184[8]
[ AGED 42 YEARS]

189.   [147]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
Mrs. PHOEBE WILLIAMS
WHO DIED APRIL 30th 1845
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH WIFE OF
Mr. JAMES HURST
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1854
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
Mr. JAMES HURST
WHO DIED DECEMBER 16th 1862
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH PICK
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1857
AGED 64 YEARS

Phoebe Williams, in 1841 in Melville Hospital, with staff, no occupation listed. (Census)

190. & 191.   [148 & 149]   Headstones

Illegible

192.   [150]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
CATHERINE C. TUMBER
DIED 19th OCTOBER 1846
AGED 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS
ELLEN C. TUMBER
DIED 13th MARCH 1860
AGED 19 YEARS
"When I survey the wondrous cross on which
the Prince of Glory died"
PHILIP PEEK
GRANDFATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 8th JULY 1849
AGED 64 YEARS
CHRISTIAN PEEK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 14th FEBRUARY 1876
AGED 89 YEARS
"Bless the Lord; Praise his Holy Name"

Phillip Peek, a Rope-maker of Holborn Lane (1841 Census)

193.   [151]   Headstone

HERE
LIES ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF
SUSANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM PRICE
WHO DIED THE 31st OF MARCH 1844
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM PRICE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO SWEETLY FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
THE 31st OF MARCH 1852
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 19th OF AUGUST 1866
AGED 60 YEARS

William Price, Pensioner Rope-maker, Coleman Street (1851 Census)

194.   [152]   Headstone

TO THE
MEMORY OF
Mr. EBENEZER HOLLICK
LATE OF STRATFORD ST. MARY,
SUFFOLK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] OF JUNE 1844
[AGED] 72 YEARS
[ALSO]
Mrs. HANNAH LA[YM]AN HOLLICK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF APRIL 1852
AGED 71 YEARS

195.   [153]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JAMES ASH R.N.
WHO WAS BORN 29th FEBRUARY 1776
AND DIED 4th MARCH 1863
"His end was Peace"
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JUNE 1882
[AGED] [7]8 YEARS
[       ]

James Ash Principal Probate Registry Index: James Ash, Superannuated Gunner, Royal Navy. Administration to widow Mary of Hills Terrace. Under 100

196.   [154]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[ESTHER] [PE]MBLE
[WHO DIED] [27th ] JUNE 1863
[AGED 35 YEARS ]
[EDWARD HUNTER BU]TLER
[WHO DIED 19th MAY 1868]
[AGED 68 YEARS]

197.   [155]   Headstone

HERE LIES ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF
HUGH CURTIS
LATE CARPENTER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO WAS TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD
JUNE 13th ? 1844 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO EBEET HIS WIFE
WHO DIED OCT. 15th ? 1870
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF CHILDREN OF
THE ABOVE
HUGH LESLIE
WHO DIED APRIL 3rd 1823 AGED 12 MONTHS
AND WILLIAM GRANCH?
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 1813
AT BOSTON, UNITED STATES, AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO LESLIE HUGH
WHO DIED MAY 4th ? 1855
AGED 31 YEARS

198.   [156]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HONORIA ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM WESTLADE SAMPSON
OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE NICHOLAS
ROBERTS? OF KING'S HILL ? LANDU[LPH?],
CORNWALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19th DAY
OF DECEMBER 1843
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO
MARY INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 25th DAY
OF APRIL 1844 AGED 4 MONTHS

199.   [157]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. SARAH FOSTER
WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN FOSTER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1854
IN HER 82nd YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
Mr. JOHN FOSTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1856
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO
ANNIE FOSTER TABOR
GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 4th 1861
AGED 3 MONTHS
ALSO
ALEXANDRA ANNA MARIA
TABOR
GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE
[ WHO DIED 1st DECEMBER 1866]
[AGED 2 YEARS]

John Foster, China and Glass Merchant (Wright's Directory 1838, 1851 Census)
"Gentleman" in P.C.C. Will, of Clover Street. Date of Will 26th September 1853
Sons, Jesse Clark Foster and Cephas Foster are executors and trustees. Jesse is to be acting executor as he is more acquainted with his father's affairs. For his troubles, 50.
Funeral costs, probate costs and debts to be paid from money in Chatham Branch of London and County Bank or due from rent, dividends or interest. Surplus to wife, Sarah. All his freeholds and leaseholds, and land to Jesse and Cephas, upon trust; they to pay surplus from rents to wife, for her lifetime.
After her death, in trust, as before, to sell the same. Long detailed trust conditions follow.
To son Cephas, his silver watch with gold chain and 2 gold seals, with key attached. To his wife Sarah, free use (but not disposing power) of household goods and furniture, etc., for life. After her death, to daughter Louisa Clark wife of James Clark, 2 silver table spoons, pair of silver sugar tongs. To daughter, Sarah Aldersley, Widow, a silver milk pot, 6 silver tea spoons (now in daily use). Residue of household goods, after death of wife, to be sold, from proceeds, 10 to the Chatham branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society,; 5 each to the Town Mission Society, the Benevolent Society of the Ebenezer Chapel, the Religious Tract Society, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews, the British School Society, the Foreign Missionary Society.
From residue of money from household goods, all other money and all residue of personal estate,the following legacies: Son Jesse to pay himself 50; to grand daughter, Mary Ann Tress, 30; to grand daughter, Agnes Cummings, wife of Thomas Cummings, who rents his property at 5 Pembroke Place, Chatham (since March 1852), if they remain tenants there after testator's death, for a period not exceeding 2 years, the sum of 25 10s, if they have been tenants not exceeding 2 years 6 months, the sum of 21, if over 2 years 6 months, but less than 3 years, the sum of 16 10s, if 3 years but less than 3 years 6 months, the sum of 12, if less than 4 years and more than 3 years and 6 months, then 7 10s, if 4 years but less than 4 years 6 months, then 3. Trustees to get full rent of 10 10s per annum from Thomas Cummings. They are to invest 200 of money from Cummings in the name of Emily Naomi Fordham one of the daughters of his deceased daughter Naomi, late wife of Arthur Trigg Fordham, in the Public Funds, upon trust. 200 to be invested for Mary Elizabeth Fordham another daughter of Naomi Fordham, also 200 each to be invested for Emma Jane Fordham, their sister and for Arthur John Fordham, their brother, this is to be paid to them with interest when they are 21. 200 to each of his children, Jesse, Louisa and Sarah, to equalise them with Cephas. The 200 for his daughters to be held by his trustees, they are to pay 50 per annum to them. Residue to be shared equally among his children.
Long detailed trust conditions follow.
Witnesses: M.S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and A. Sinclair, his Clerk
Codicil dated 1st February 1856
Revokes bequest of 10 to Chatham Branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society and 5 to the Town Missionary Society, the Benevolent Society at the Ebenezer Chapel, Religious Tract Society, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews, British School Society and the Foreign Missionary Society. He gives 50 to the trustees of the Chapel called the Vines Congregational Chapel in Crow Lane, Rochester, to help with the debts incurred in it's building. Rest of will ratified.
Witnesses: Ann Foster and Matthew S. Stephens
Proved 4th March 1856, Cephas has renounced execution of will

200.   [158]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN PATTERSON
[      ]TER M.R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[31st] [DEC]EMBER 1843
[AGED 60 YEARS]
[       ] HOBBS
[       ] [HO]BBS
[WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1846]
[AGED
[MARY ELIZABETH PATTERSON]
[ WHO DIED 13th MAY 1869]
[AGED74 YEARS]
[GEORGE FREDERIC]K PATTERSON
[31st] AUGUST 1863
[AGED 3 YEARS]
[JOHN JAMES PATTERSON]
[WHO DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1863]
[AGED 8 YEARS]

201.   [159]   Headstone

All Eroded Except for Last Name
[THOMASIN HARRIS]
[WHO DIED 29th FEBRUARY 1846]
[AGED
[LOUISA ANN MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1837] ?
[AGED ]
[EMILY MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1837] ?
[AGED ]
[JOHN HARRIS MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1843]
[AGED 5 YEARS]
[WILLIAM HENRY MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1848]
[AGED5 YEARS]
[SAMUEL HENRY MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1849]
[AGED 2 YEARS]
[GEORGE MINEARD]
[WHO DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1851]
[AGED 5 YEARS]
MARY ANN MINEARD
------------------Ground Leve3l-----------------
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1851
AGED 7 MONTHS

202.   [160]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH BASS
WIFE OF
Mr. ABEL BASS
WHO DIED 20th OCTOBER 1843
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. ABEL BASS
WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1845
AGED 68 YEARS

Abel Bass was a Cooper and Back (Tub) Maker (Pigot's Directory 1824 and Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will). Date of will, 19th January 1844
Robert Foord of Chatham, Plumber and John Henry Rickon of Chatham, Iron Founder, are executors.
All freehold and leasehold houses, household furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes, stock in trade, ready money, to be equally divided between his "lawful" son Henry Bass of Strood, Pawn Broker and "lawful" daughter Eliza Fresson of Chatham.
Witnesses: George Juner? , Meyrick Bodychem Sparrow and James Burrill
Proved 3rd May 1845. Value of goods and chattels and credits under 600

203.   [161]   Headstone


HEADSTONE OF ORREN FAMILY, WITH CENOTAPHIC INSCRIPTION TO WILLIAM ORREN 
WHO WAS LOST WITH ALL OTHER HANDS ON THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION,
 WHICH SET OUT IN 1845 TO FIND THE "NORTH WEST PASSAGE"

[       ]
JOHN ORREN
WHO DIED OCTOBER [    ] [    ]
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. MARGARET ORREN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21st 1858
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM ORREN
SON OF THE ABOVE
AND LIKEWISE ONE OF THE CREW OF THE
UNFORTUNATE EREBUS
IN THE ILL FATED EXPEDITION UNDER
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
OF WHOSE FATE NO DISCOVERY HAS YET
BEEN MADE
HE WAS BORN MAY 8th 1806

John Orren, Painter, of Brompton (Wright's Directory 1838),also Plumber, of Holbourne Lane, in 1847 (Bagshaw's Directory)

204.   [162]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WELLS
[WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1863]
[AGED 20 YEARS]

205.   [163]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY WIFE OF
JOHN FAIRCLOTH
COLOR SERGEANT 81st ? REGIMENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 19th DAY OF AUGUST 1843
AGED 32 YEARS

206.   [164]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH VEAIL LEDGER
WIFE OF
WILLIAM LEDGER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 24th NOVEMBER 1862
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1865
AGED 17 YEARS
WILLIAM LEDGER
WHO DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1873
AGED 69 YEARS

William Ledger, Beer Retailer, Slickett's Hill (Post Office Directory 1855)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Slaughterman "Slykate's" Hill. Administration to widow Mary. Under 100

207.   [165]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES RANSOM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF OCTOBER 1840
AGED 36 YEARS
"When we appear in yonder clouds,
With all thy ransom'd throng.
Then we will sing more sweet, more love,
And Christ shall be our song"
ALSO
SOPHIA BENSTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 3rd 1890
AGED 82 YEARS
[       ]

208.   [166]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES CHESMAN CROFT
WHO DIED THE 31st OF JANUARY 1864
AGED 43 YEARS

Charles Croft, Grocer in Garden Street in 1861 (Census)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of 7 Pleasant Row, Brompton, Army Provision Dealer. Administration to widow, Charlotte. Under 300

209.   [167]   Headstone

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210.   [168]   Headstone

[        ]
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JAMES PEARCE
WHO DIED THE 10th OF MARCH 1850
AGED 80 YEARS
[       ]

James Pearce, Carpenter Of Brougham Place (1841 Census) P.C.C. Willl dated 30th September 1846
To daughter, Elizabeth Burden,household furniture, plate, linen, china; to son Stephen, his clothes, watch and appendages; to daughters, Elizabeth Pearce and Ann Pascall, 90 each, to equalise their share of estate with brother.
All funded estate and effects to his three children, equally. Sons in law Henry Burden of Chatham, Shipwright and Thomas Pascall of Deptford, Pipe Maker, are executors.
Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Rochester and Alfred Morgan, his Clerk.
Proved 13th May 1850

211.  212.   [169 & 170]   Headstone

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213.   [171]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE HENRY GASKIN
OF THIS PARISH
SON OF
Mr. THOMAS GASKIN SEN.
BORN FEBRUARY 1st 1836
DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1855
FILIAL AFFECTION HAS ERECTED
THIS MEMORIAL TO THE BEST OF SONS
ALSO
Mr. THOMAS GASKIN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1866
AGED 69 YEARS
"Gone to his rest then, a loving goodbye,
For a time my fond father adieu,
I think of thy bliss and my sorrows shall dry,
And I'll joyfully hope yet to join you on high,
Our friendship and love to renew"
ALSO
EDWARD JOSEPH [GASKIN]
[ WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 1880]
[AGED 39 YEARS]

Thomas Gaskin, Senior, Furniture Warehouse, High Street (Wright's Directory 1838)
Principal Probate Registry Index: "Gentleman". Administration to Thomas Gaskin of Chatham, Appraiser and Estate Agent and Edward Gaskin of same place, "Gentleman", sons, and Thomas Austin of same place, Military Tailor and Matthew Bacon , of same place, Miller. Under 1,000

214.   [172]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
EDWARD WILLIS
SHIPWRIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1849
AGED 68 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord"
ALSO TWO GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE
ALSO GILBERT PLEDGE
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
10th AUGUST 1851 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO 2 OF HIS CHILDREN WHO IN INFANCY
ALSO
EDWARD WILLIS
[HUSBAND] OF THE ABOVE
[DIED 12th MARCH 1854, AGED 76 YEARS]

Edward Willis, Shipwright, P.C.C. Will dated 8th March 1853
Funeral expenses, etc., to be paid from cash in hand, in book and rents from his houses. His leasehold house in Delphs* (sic) Lane, Rochester, two leasehold houses in Best Street, Chatham, two houses and bakehouse in James Street, Chatham, to be sold by executors. Money from sale shared equally between his children, Henry and Edward Willis, Jane Day ?, Elizabeth Wenman and Sarah ?.
Clothes and watch to his two sons; to daughter Mary Ann Pledge and her children,, two leasehold houses in Richard Street, Chatham and household goods. If she does not maintain houses, then to his grandchildren, George William, Edward Gilbert and Mary Ann Pledge.
John Henry Rickon, Iron Founder, Robert Foord, Plumber and John Foord, Plumber are executors.
Witnesses: James Wilkins, Builder, Chatham and William Caddy, Boot Maker, Chatham.
Affidavit dated 14th July 1854
James Wilkins sworn, that Willis signed will in his presence and that of the other witness, and that they signed will in each others' presence and that of Willis.
Proved 20th July 1854 Power reserved to John Foord 
* Delce Lane

215.   [173]   Headstone

Mostly Illegible
GEORGE WRIGHT CHAMBERS
[WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1846]
[AGED 42 YEARS]
[ELIZABETH CHAMBERS]
[WHO DIED 17th APRIL 1883]
[AGED 77 YEARS]
[GEORGE CHAMBERS]
[WHO DIED [ ] 1840]
[AGED 42 YEARS]
[GRACE ELIZABETH GRIFFIN]
[WHO DIED 4th JANUARY 1871]
[AGED 3 YEARS]

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. SUSANNAH FINCH
WHO DIED 8th JANUARY 1863
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. JOSEPH FINCH
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1866
AGED 79 YEARS

Joseph Finch, a Rigger of Great Russell Square (1861 Census)

217.   [175]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. PENELOPE RUTH LINDSAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] DAY OF JANUARY 184[2 ]
AGED 74 YEARS

Penelope Lindsay, Spinster of Chatham, P. C. C. Will dated 26th November 1836
Her half share of freehold property in Hoxton, Shoreditch, leased to Thomas Axe, Thomas Freeman and [     ] Byas, and her share of freehold land in Hoxton, near the "Red Lion", formerly leased to Jacob Fan, to Sarah Wellings and Catherine Wellings of Clapton, Spinsters, for their lives. After their deaths, to niece Elizabeth Steel, wife of James Steel , for life. After her death, to her child/children, equally, for ever.
Richard Townson of Chatham, Gentleman is executor.
Witnesses: Sarah Furrell, Frances Furrell and William Horton.
Proved 28th April 1842

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STEPHEN WARD
[WHO DIED 29th JULY 1852]
[AGED 49 YEARS]
[ELIZABETH YOUNG]
[WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1864]
[AGED
[CLARA YOUNG]
[WHO DIED 29th JANUARY 1836]
[AGED
[CLARA YOUNG]
[WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1841]
[AGED1 YEAR]
[WALTER YOUNG]
[WHO DIED 10th SEPTEMBER 1859]
[AGED
[JOHN MURTON WARD]
[WHO DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1862]
[AGED 25 YEARS]

Stephen Ward, Licensed Victualler of the "Union Flag"
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated November 19th 1848 and December 1842 ?
All household furniture, linen, clothes, books, plate, pictures, china, horses, carts, carriages, sums of money, all investments, all real and personal estate, to widow Elizabeth, she is executor.
Witnesses: William Parry and William Murton
Proved 13th August 1852

(Here is the entrance from the Lines)

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE ELDEST SON OF
JOHN AND ANN OLIVE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 2nd DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1841 IN THE 31st YEAR OF HIS AGE
"His end was Peace"
ALSO ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN OLIVE R.N.
WHO DIED [    ] FEBRUARY 1848 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN OLIVE ESQ. OF H.M. SHIP [ ? ]
AND [        ] SON OF JOHN AND ANN OLIVE
WHO AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS FROM INFLAMMATION
[DIED AT] MELVILLE HOSPITAL [ ] JULY 186[ ]
IN THE [       ] OF HIS AGE, 3O OF WHICH HAD BEEN
DEVOTED [TO] ARDUOUS SERVICE IN THE EAST
AND EAST INDIES, CHINA AND THE CRIMEAN [WAR?]
[      ] BELOVED , HONOUR'D AND [      ]
ALSO JOHN OLIVE PAYMASTER R.N.
WHO DIED [        ] 1864
[       ]
ALSO ELEANOR ANN OLIVE
[ ] DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN & ANN OLIVE
[WHO DIED [    ] MARCH] 1870
[AGED 59 YEARS]

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES STEELE R.[N?]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[       ] 1861 AT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
IN THE 40th ? YEAR OF HIS AGE
[       ]
JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1862
AGED 2? YEARS
[      ]
ALSO FRANCES ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES STEELE
WHO DIED [27th OCTOBER] 18[63]
[ AGED 30 YEARS]

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IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MOSLEY
WHO DIED 25th AUGUST 1841
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
HANNAH MOSLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1845
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM MOSLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th NOVEMBER 186[ ]
AGED 46 ? YEAR

John Mosley, Shipwright, of Cage Lane, P.C.C. Will dated 16th May 1840
Wife Hannah and good friend John Coates of Chatham, Shipwright, and William Hughes of Chatham, Grocer are executors.
To Coates and Hughes, his freehold house in Cage Lane, and freehold house , shop and bakehouse in Cage Lane adjoining the above, in the occupation of James Austin, upon trust. They to receive rents and pay to wife Hannah for life. After her death, upon trust, ye son William for life. After his death to pay Caroline wife of his son William for life. When all three are dead, then to children of son at 21 in equal shares. Legacies to William and Caroline upon condition that legacies are charged on house. To daughter Mary Ann Parry wife of George Parry of Ordnance Place, Brewer, 60. If she is dead, then 20 each to her sons by her first husband, Thomas, James and John White, to be paid 6 months after the death of his wife, Hannah. To grandson, John Mosley, a private soldier, lately embarked to New South Wales, 20, if he returns to England within 20 years of the date of the will, not otherwise. If these legacies are not paid, his executors can sell properties. Proceeds to be invested in Public Funds, the interest to son William for life, after his death, to his wife Caroline, for life, after her death, upon trust, and then shared between their children until they are 21 or married, (if daughters). Household goods, furniture, etc., to wife Hannah for life, after her death, together with residue to son William, daughters, Mary Ann Perry and Hannah wife of Charles Wray of Hull, in equal shares.
Witnesses: J. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and J. W. Heard, Clerk to Messrs Stephens and Son.
Proved 28th April 1847 (Testator died 1841, wife died 1845) Administration Granted to son William, both executors have renounced execution of will, no note stating that Hannah had died.

222.   [180]   Headstone

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223.   [181]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH BOUCHER
OF ROCHESTER
MARY ANN ELIZABETH
BORN SEPTEMBER 28th 1859 ?
DIED SEPTEMBER 21st 186[O]
WILLIAM GEORGE
BORN SEPTEMBER 12th 1863
DIED DECEMBER 21st 1863
FRANK
BORN NOVEMBER 28th 1876
DIED MARCH 1st 1882
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not, for of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven"

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SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
JOHANNA RUDMAN
WIFE OF
NATHANIEL RUDMAN
QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
OF CHATHAM GARRISON
WHO DIED ON THE 23rd OF JUNE 1841
AGED 43 YEARS
LEAVING A DISCONSOLATE FAMILY TO
BEMOAN THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS
[        ]
ALSO
GEORGE INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] JUNE 1840
[        ]
PARTHINIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ 4th OCTOBER 1852]
[AGED ]
ALEXANDER JOSEPH RUDMAN
SON OF THE ABOVE
[BORN] MARCH 21st ? 18[ ] DIED MARCH 8th 1855 ?
ALSO NATHANIEL RUDMAN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1858 AGED 65 YEARS

Rudman [21]
Principal Probate Registry Index:

Nathaniel Rudman, late of Chatham Barracks, where he died. Administration to John Rudman of 4 Adam Court, Old Broad St., London, Broker's Clerk, son. Value under 500

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IN
MEMORY OF
Mr. ALFRED CRANLEY
[FOR] SEVERAL YEARS MATE
IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DIED THE 21st DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1840

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE MANNERING
WHO DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1844
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO
MARY ANN CAROLINE MANNERING
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th JUNE 1863
AGED 4 YEARS AND 16 DAYS
"Happy the children who are gone
to live with Jesus Christ in Peace"
ALSO
MARY ANN MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MANNERING
WHO DIED 22nd JUNE 1888
AGED 68 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
[TH]OMAS MANNERING
[ WHO DIED MA]RCH 1895

Thomas Mannerings Snr. "Trumpet", High Street; Thomas Jnr. "Coach and Horses", High Street (Post Office Directory 1866)
Chatham Observer,
23 March 1895
"AN OLD MAN'S SUICIDE HE JUMPED IN FRONT OF A TRAIN
A sad case of suicide by an aged man was investigated by the County Coroner, Mr W J Harris, at the Old Lord Raglan public house, Chatham-hill, on Saturday evening, when an inquest was held on the body of Thomas Abraham Mannering, who that morning had jumped in front of and been killed by a train. Mr R Styles was foreman of the jury.
Thomas Mannering, landlord of the "Criterion", said the deceased was his father, who was 76 years of age. He was a retired licensed victualler. He had lately been strained in his manner, but although ailing a little had not been laid up. The Sunday before last deceased expressed a wish that he was dead and hoped he would do no one any harm but himself.
Alfred Mannering, a grandson of the deceased, said he lived with his grandfather on Mount Pleasant. He had been in bad health lately and was very low spirited. He often wished he was dead. Witness last saw him alive about 11.30 on Friday night, when he went to his bedroom to see if he wanted anything. As a rule deceased was the first one to get up in the morning and on Saturday morning witness did not hear him get up and go out, although he must have gone downstairs at an earlier hour than usual. The railway adjoined the garden and deceased could have got on to the line without difficulty.
James Head, engine driver in the employ of the L.C. & D.R. Company, said he was driving the 6.55 am up train from New Brompton. On emerging from the tunnel his fireman told him they had just run over a man. Witness had seen nothing of him, but stopped the train immediately, and then found that the deceased had been killed.
James Inglehew, fireman, said that as the train came out of the tunnel he noticed a man by the side of the line in a stooping position. Whilst witness was telling the driver to look the man jumped right under the train. There was no possible chance of stopping the train for it was only about three yards from the deceased when he jumped.
Several of the jury expressed an opinion that the railway servants were in no way to blame for the affair.
William Thomas Bush, a platelayer, said he passed the place about three minutes to seven and no one was on the line then. Just after the train came through, and the driver signalled to him that something was wrong. He turned back and found the body of the deceased on the line. He was lifeless and lying on his back. Both legs were cut off and the head was nearly severed from the body. Deceased must have been killed instantaneously. Deceased was, of course, a trespasser on the line.
In summing up, the Coroner said that no one could conceive of a man doing such a thing in his sane and sober senses.
The first witness said the deceased had not been quite right since a fall from a ladder about three years ago, when he injured his head. Deceased had told him he was frightened of his own shadow when in the house alone.
The jury returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity."
Principal Probate Registry Index: Administration to Thomas Mannering, Licensed Victualler and Alfred Mannering. 1,989 14s 7d

229.   [187]   Headstone



THREE NAUTICAL MONUMENTS, ALL WITH BROKEN ANCHORS

JOHN STEVENS, 1852

JAMES STEELE, 1861 (220)

     JOHN GALBRAITH, 1869 (13)

HERE LIES THE BODY OF
JOHN GEORGE STEVENS
SON OF
JOHN AND SARAH STEVENS
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY KILLED
ON BOARD H.M. LIGHTER AID AT DEPTFORD
ON THE 19th DAY OF MAY 1852
IN THE 27th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"In the midst of life we are in death"
SAMUEL STEVENS DIED 19th JAN. 1839
AGED 7 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
RICHARD STEVENS DIED 21st APRIL 1842
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
SAMUEL STEVENS DIED 2nd MAY 1842
AGED 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
SARAH STEVENS
[WHO DIED [    ] OCTOBER 1882
AGED 83 or 85 ? YEARS
[       ]

230.   [188]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY CURLEY
WIFE OF LATE COLOR SERGT.
RICHD. CURLEY 89th REGT.
WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1839
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD CURLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1839
AGED 10 WEEKS
ALSO
ELIZABETH PRICE
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th NOVR. 1849
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS PRICE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1851
AGED [6]O YEARS
[       ]

231.   [189]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
SAMUEL DUNSTALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1842
AGED 33 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the
Lord, from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours and
their works do follow them"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 13th 1849 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO SAMUEL SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28th 1852
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO ARTHUR SAMUEL DUNSTALL
WHO DIED AUGUST 12th 1868
AGED 5 MONTHS AND 20 DAYS
ALSO HAROLD DUNSTALL
WHO DIED JUNE 11th 1872
AGED 3 YEARS

Samuel Dunstall, Builder and Bricklayer of Rhode Street (Wright's Directory 1838, 1841 Census) P.C.C. Will dated 12th February 1842
To wife, Mary all freehold houses in Rhode Street and leasehold adjoining he now occupies; freehold houses in the Brook, occupied by Messrs Clinch, Jones and Elmore; freehold houses called Albert Place on Slykates* (sic) Hill, Chatham, occupied by Messrs Bromley and others; all other freehold, copy hold or leasehold property he may hold , for her lifetime. After her death, then to his trustees, in trust, until his youngest child is 21, then the estate to be sold and proceeds shared equally among his children. Also to his wife, all household furniture, plate, linen, china, pictures, books, clothes, stock in trade, ready money, bills, mortgages, securities, etc.
Appoints Stephen Phillips, Shipwright in H.M. Dockyard, Chatham and George Clother, Carpenter of Chatham, trustees, they are also, with his wife, executors.
Witnesses: James Wyatt, Chatham and John Dunstall, Chatham.
Proved 25th April 1842
*Slicket's Hill

232.   [190]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
FRANCIS WAKELING
WHO DIED 18th JUNE 1841
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 4th JUNE 1846
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE

233.   [191]   Headstone

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234.   [192]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN CHEAP WIFE OF
JOHN CHEAP
WHO DIED THE 27th OF JUNE 1839
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN CHEAP
WHO DIED THE 8th OF APRIL 1855
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA SARAH THE BELOVED
WIFE OF
ROBERT JOHN WALTER
AND GRAND NIECE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CHEAP
WHO DIED THE 14th OF AUGUST 1861
AGED 36 YEARS

John Cheap, Retired Gunner, R.N. 25 Coleman Street , Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will. 
Date of will, 4th November 1853
To grand daughter, Sophia Sarah Walter, wife of Robert Walter of 25 Coleman Street, Joiner, all household furniture, plate, linen, books, watches, [      ], clothes, etc. Also, all club money due at his death, piece of land at the back of Coleman Street, and the house in which he now lives, for ever.
To niece Margaret Sophis Eness wife of Samuel Eness of 6 Elm Street, Gray's Inn Road, Hatter, land adjoining the above land and house, no. 26 Coleman Street, for ever.
Residue including arrears of pension, money in the Chatham and Rochester Savings Bank, also to Margaret Eness, subject to payment of his debts and funeral costs, etc.
Robert John Walter and Samuel Eness are executors.
Witnesses: Charles Etherington, Solicitor, Chatham and William Gallon, Shipwright, Coleman Street.
Proved 16th April 1855. Value under 200

235.   [193]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GEORGE WARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
26th OF JULY 1839
AGED 30 YEARS
[       ]
ALSO ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
23rd ? OF MARCH 1843
AGED 11 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO
SARAH ANN MOODY
WHO DIED 11th MAY 1859
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. RALPH COBDEN
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1861
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA MOODY
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1863
AGED 19 YEARS

Ralp Cobden Principal Probate Registry Index: "Gentleman" Administration to Charles Moody the Younger of Chatham, Linen Draper, great nephew and Charles Gardener of White Parish near Salisbury, Farmer and Grocer. Under 4,000

236.   [194]   Headstone

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237.   [195]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BLACKMAN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 6th 1838
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
MARY BLACKMAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 1st ? 1857
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WOOLVERTON
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1840
AGED 67 YEARS

238.  239.   [196 & 197]   Headstone

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240.   [198]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANNA MARIA MAYDWELL
ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
HENRY LAWRENCE MAYDWELL ESQ.
OF
WHITTLESEA,
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT. 11th 1839
AGED 62
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED [       ]
AS A [       ]

241.   [199]   Large Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN CHARLTON
WHO DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1842
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO
MARTHA CHARLTON
WHO DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1849
AGED 39 YEARS

Ann Charlton, wife of Charles, a Builder, River Row (1841 Census)

242.   [200]   Large Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. GILES VARRALL SEN.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF OCTOBER 1837 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. GEORGINA CLAPSHOE
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1848 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. ELIZABETH VARRALL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 4th 1851
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. HARRIETT MILLS
THE WIFE OF Mr. JOHN MILLS
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1858
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. JOHN MILLS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1866
[ AGED 74 YEARS]

Giles Varrall, Gentleman, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 16th March 1836
To wife Elizabeth, all his freehold property in Chatham, for life, she keeping it in good repair and insured. After her death, regarding property in the High Street, lately occupied by [       ] Abrahams, now by [       ] Symons, to his brother, Chadderton Varrall of Chatham, Fisherman, for life, conditions as above. After his death, to his children, Giles, Amelia, Elizabeth, Susannah, William, Henry, Joseph and Harriott Mary by his wife Sarah, equally shared, for ever.
His freehold on New Road, Chatham, occupied for some time by [       ] Aldersley and lately by Richard Hearnden but now by [       ] Igglesden; this property, after death of his wife, to James Mills of Chatham, Fisherman and John Giles Varrall of St. Margaret, Rochester, Fisherman, in trust, during life of his sister Sarah Phillips wife of High Phillips of Chatham, Shop Keeper, to pay rents to Sarah for life. After her death, this property to Sarah Susannah Mills, daughter of his wife's nephew, James Mills, for ever. If she dies in his wife's lifetime or that of his sister, with no lawful issue, then after the death of his sister, Sarah Phillips, then to James Mills the Younger, son of wife's nephew James Mills, for ever.
To wife, James Mills and John Giles Varrall, all leasehold property in or near Chatham High Street, occupied by John Mills, Butcher and James Mills, held by lease dated 25th November 1833 from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, for term of lease, in trust. They to obtain new leases, to pay rents and observe covenants, etc. This property is for benefit of his wife. After her death, in trust for John Mills for life. After his death, in trust, for Elizabeth daughter of his wife's nephew James Mills; if she dies in lifetime of his wife and John Mills, without lawful issue, then in trust for her sister, Harriott Lucretia Mills, absolutely.
Leasehold occupied by James Mills, immediately after death of testator's wife, in trust, for James Mills and his wife Sarah, for their lives; after their deaths, , in trust, for Harriott Lucretia, if Harriott dies in wife's lifetime and that of James and Sarah Mills, without lawful issue, then, in trust for her sister, Elizabeth Mary Mills, absolutely.
To wife, James Mills, John Giles Varrall, all his leaseholds in St. Margaret's, Rochester and Chatham, during remaining terms, in trust, to pay from rents his wife for life, they to observe covenants, keep in repair and insured.
After her death, his leaseholds in Rochester and Chatham on lease dated 21st March 1798, granted by Thomas Winter, Bricklayer, for 995 years and 6 months, from 23rd March 1798,in trust, for his brother William Augustus Varrall of Gillingham, Fisherman and Sarah his wife, for their lives; after their deaths, in trust, for their children, absolutely, equally shared.
His 4 houses in Chatham leased to him by lease dated 17th October 1798 from Thomas Winter for 995 years from 27th September 1798, after death of wife, in trust, for brother Chadderton, for life; after his death, in trust, for his children, absolutely, shared equally. His properties on the north side of Chatham High Street, occupied by William Aner, which he holds on a lease from the testator dated 18th April 1831, made between the Mayor and Citizens of Rochester, (Trustees of the Watt's Charity), on one part and Giles Varrall of the other part, since demised by testator to William Smith Gooding of Chatham, Tailor, for 21 years from the 29th September 1832, after death of testator's wife, in trust, and equally divided between John Mills and James Mills, nephews of his wife, for their lives; after their deaths, in trust, for John Giles Mills, son of James Mills, absolutely.
If John Giles dies in lifetime of John and James Mills, with no lawful issue,then in trust for his sisters Elizabeth Mary and Harriott Lucretia Mills, daughters of James Mills, equally shared. His house on north side of Chatham High Street,
occupied by William Weeden, the last of the leaseholds held from date of 18th April 1831 and, from death of his wife,
his 2 leaseholds in Watt's Place, Chatham , lately occupied by William Morgan and George Davies and now by testator, and [       ] Cooper, held on lease dated 5th March 1832, also from Watt's Charity,, after death of his wife, in trust, for John Giles Varrall, Sarah Berry wife of Joseph Berry, Sawyer, Hannah Varrall, Emily Varrall and Giles Varrall, children of late brother John Varrall, equally shared.
His house in Watt's Place occupied by John Coates, now by Ann Thomas, Millener, held on lease dated 5th March 1832,after death of testator's wife, in trust for Harriott Mary Varrall, daughter of Chadderton, absolutely. Another house in Watt's Place, late occupied by Isaac Isaacs, now by William Gilbert, lease dated as above, after death of his wife, in trust for Hannah Berry, daughter of his niece Sarah Berry wife of Joseph Berry, grand daughter of his late brother John Varrall, absolutely. To wife Elizabeth , household furniture, plate, linen, china, for her life; after her death shared equally by her nieces Elizabeth Mary and Harriott Lucretia Mills absolutely.
To James Mills and John Giles Varrall all estate he holds as trustee or mortgagee. Residue of real and personal estate after payment of funeral, debts, etc., to his wife.
Long trustee conditions follow.
Wife, James Mills and John Giles Varrall are executors.
Long trust details follow.
Witnesses: George Essell, Attorney at Law, Rochester, W. Weeden, Chatham, Clothier and Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs Twopenny and Essell, Solicitors, Rochester.
Proved 1st February 1839 (over year after death) James Mills is described as a Fish Monger
Value of goods and chattels under 3,000

John Mills, Butcher of High Street? (Melville's Directory 1858)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Magpie Road, "Gentleman". Administration to George Moss of Chatham, Inn Keeper. Under 2,000

243.   [201]   Ledger (Top and Bottom Eroded)

[MARY ANN SEARS]
[WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1837]
[AGED 63 YEARS]
[W. SEARS]
[WHO DIED 3rd JULY 1840]
[AGED
[MARY EVE SEARS]
[WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1840]
[AGED 68 YEARS]
SUSANNAH SEARS DIED
JANUARY 6th 1849 AGED 21 YEARS
WILLIAM J. SEARS DIED
SEPT. 28th 1848 AGED 1 MONTH
MARY A. CLARKE DIED
JANUARY 9th 1853 AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED SON OF
JAMES AND ELIZABETH WHITE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY [25th] 1858
[AGED 6 MONTHS]
[JAMES WHITE]
[WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1865]
[AGED
[WILLIAM SEARS]
[WHO DIED 8th DECEMBER 1882]
[AGED 84 YEARS]

Mary A. Clark wife of John, Hat Agent, Pembroke Cottage (1851 Census)

2 x James Whites, Union Street Brewery or Baker, High Street? (Melville's Directory 1858)

244.   [202]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WILLMOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 6th 1868
AGED 54 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
WILLIAM WILLMOTT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 26th AUGUST 1888
AGED 44 YEARS
THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM & MARY WILLMOTT
JOHN THOMAS DIED 11th MARCH
1842 AGED 2 YEARS
MARY ANN [ WILLMOTT ]
[WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1843]
[AGED 4 YEARS]
[ELIZABETH HANNAH WILLMOTT]
[WHO DIED 18th MAY 1843]
[AGED 1YEAR]
[SAMUEL WILLMOTT]
[WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1849]
[AGED 1 YEAR]
[ELIZABETH WILLMOTT]
[WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1854]
[AGED ]
[MARY ANN WILLMOTT]
[WHO DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1855]
[AGED 43 YEARS]

Principal Probate Registry Index:
William Willmott, died 1868, General Dealer, late of Medway Terrace, Rochester, formerly of Chatham. Administration to widow, Ann, William Willmott, 8 Medway Terrace, Dealer and John Willmott of 5 Medway Terrace, Dealer, sons, . Value under 1,500

William Willmott, died 1888, "Gentleman", of Luton Road. Administration to Mary Ann, mother and John Willmott of Rome Villas, Brick Maker. Value 1,049 17s 2d

245.   [203]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WHITE HILL
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1845
AGED 53 YEARS
"Our Jesus shall be still my theme.
While in this world I stay,
We'll sing our Jesus lovely name,
When all things else decay"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 1860
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN CHADDICK HILL
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 9th 1864
AGED 7[4] YEARS

Thomas Hill, Cordwainer (1841 census)
John Chaddick Hill Retired Blacksmith (1861 Census)

246.   [204]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMILY MARIA DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN BELL 4th REGT.
WHO DIED ON THE 23rd OF APRIL
1842
AGED 23 MONTHS

247.   [205]   Headstone

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248.   [206]   Headstone

[       ]
WILLIAM [HENRY] ROBERTS
[WHO DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1881]
[AGED     ]
WILLIAM [HENRY ROBERTS]
[WHO DIED 2nd AUGUST 1838]
[AGED     ]
JOHN ROBERTS
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 186[4]
AGED [     ] YEARS
MARY ANN ROBERTS
WHO DIED 23rd JULY 186[9]
AGED 39 YEARS

249.   [207]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH SCOTT
WIFE OF
JOHN SCOTT
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER
1837
AGED 44 YEARS

250.   [208]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOURNES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
25th DAY OF OCTOBER 1837
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO TO STEPHEN BOURNES
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
IN JAMAICA
ON THE 23rd DAY OF APRIL 1835
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO TO ALFRED BOURNES
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS DROWNED AT SEA ON THE
9th DAY OF OCTOBER 1852
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO TO WILLIAM BOURNES
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS DROWNED IN THE RIVER THAMES
ON THE 26th DAY OF MAY 1864
AGED 55? YEARS
AND WAS [ ? INTERRED AT ........? ]
BE[ ] [ ]
ALSO [CHARLOTTE BOURNES]
[WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1874]
[AGED 87 YEARS]

251   [209]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE LOWTHER
HAMILTON ESQ.
SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE
CEYLON RIFLE REGIMENT
BORN 7th AUGUST 1808
DIED 15th NOVEMBER 1836

252.   [210]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MAJOR EDWARD DRURY
[       ] ROYAL REGT.
WHO DIED 10th MARCH 1837
AGED 48 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which die
in the Lord"

253.   [211]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF
MARIA WIFE OF JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th DAY OF MAY 1837
AGED 28 YEARS
"Consuming illness lowered her gentle frame,
Low from the earth from whence it first came,
With heart felt care we watched the dire event,
Which all our tenderness could not prevent"
ALSO CAROLINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 29th DAY
OF MAY 1837
IN THE 6th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1864
AGED 66 YEARS

John Chambers Principal Probate Registry Index: Licensed Victualler, The Angel, Strood. Administration to Humphrey Wickham and John Coombes of Strood, Auctioneer. Under 1,500

254.   [212]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES COLLINS
BUILDER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY
1859
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF
CHARLES COLLINS
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1867
AGED 72 YEARS
"Her end was peace"
ALSO
CHARLES COLLINS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT. 20th 1885
AGED 90 YEARS

Charles Collins, Builder and Carpenter, High Street (Post Office Directory 1855)

255.   [213]   Headstone

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256.   [214]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JAMES WELDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF NOVEMBER 1844
AGED 60 YEARS

[Big gap here]

ALSO
JAMES RICHARD GILLMORE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
MARY GILLMORE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THEIR
GRANDFATHER JAMES WELDON

257.   [215]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BAYLEY
LATE BUTCHER OF BROMTON
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1883
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH MARGARET
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1868
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN HENRY
THE ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 11 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

258.   [216]   Headstone

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259.   [217]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
JAMES PIDGEON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 10th 1879
AGED 71 YEARS
"Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house,
And the place where thine honour dwelleth"
ALSO
JAMES PIDGEON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 16th 1890
AGED 83 YEARS
"His end was Peace"
ALSO NICHOLAS PIDGEON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE JAMES PIDGEON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 1864
ALSO ESTHER
[       ]

Nicholas Pidgeon, Shipwright (1851 Census), son James may be Shipwright in Limehouse, and Poplar, (1841 and 1851 Census

260.   [218]   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA
WIFE OF
CAPT. M. G. TAYLOR
PAYMASTER 3rd DEPOT BATT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th DECEMBER 1858
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO OF
CAPTAIN MONKHOUSE
GRAHAM TAYLOR
PAYMASTER
3rd DEPOT BATTALION
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY
1860
IN THE 68th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Monkhouse Taylor, Principal Probate Registry Index:
Former Paymaster 45th Regiment, Fort Napier, Natal; late of Gibralter Place, Chatham; Paymaster 3rd Depot Battalion, Chatham. Administration to son, Graham Taylor of same address, Paymaster 53rd Regiment. Value under 5,000

261.   {219]   Headstone

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262.   [220]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY MOLLOY
WHO DIED ON THE 5th OF MARCH 1864
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
SOPHIA MOLLOY
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd OF DECEMBER 1875
AGED 76 YEARS

Henry Molloy, Rope-maker, Rhode Street (1851 Census)
Leading Hand, June 1845 (Maidstone Journal)

263.   [221]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HALL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] DAY OF AUGUST 1860
AGED 76 YEARS

264.   [222]   Headstone

Illegible

265.   [223]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. GEORGE CHARTERS
LATE OF PORTSMOUTH
WHO DIED 14th ? NOVEMBER 1835
AGED 66 YEARS

266.   [224]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN PECKITT
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1862
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
ELLEN PECKITT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th OCTOBER 1852
AGED 66 YEARS

John Peckitt, Shipwright of Dark Lane (1851 Census) A witness? of will of Stephen Jefferys (buried churchyard), 1815

267.   [225]   Headstone

[FRANCES STURLA]
[WHO DIED ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY 1872]
[AGED 73 YEARS]
[GEORGE STURLA]
[WHO DIED ON THE 12th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1878]
[AGED 76 YEARS]
[PHIL]POTT RICHARD CASTLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st DAY OF JULY 1865
AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN ALLEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 20th DAY [OF] [ MAY] 187[1]
AGED 83 YEARS ?

Philpott Castle, ? Agent to Truman, Hanbury Co. Chatham Intra (Post Office Directory 1855)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Late of Sheerness, Coal Agent. Administration to Frances, widow. Under 600

268.   [226]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN JARRETT
WHO IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE
OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
DEPARTED JUNE 9th 1860
AGED 86 YEARS

269.   [227]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY WILLIAM BEARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1858
AGED 25 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
LAVINIA FANNY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 7th OF APRIL 1856
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO
FANNY JARRETT
WHO DIED THE 8th OF JULY 1861
AGED 85 YEARS
Mrs. AMELIA TUSON
WHO DIED THE 6th OF OCTOBER 1874
AGED 69 YEARS

William Beard, Bricklayer, Middleton Buildings (1851 Census). Son ?Henry William Beard, Painter (Apprentice in 1851 Census)

270.   [228]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. AMY TANNER
WHO DIED 13th OCTOBER 1848 AGED 81 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from
henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest
from their labours and their works do follow them"
ALSO OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH HOGG
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 21st JANUARY 1873
IN THE 68th YEAR OF HER AGE
[     ]
Mr. WILLIAM HOGG
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ ] FEBRUARY 1878
AGED 75 YEARS

William Hogg, Shipwright, Mills Terrace (1851 Census)
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of 1 Upper Luton Road, "Gentleman". Administration to Charles Offerton Stephenson of Rochester, Gentleman. Under 100

271.   [229]   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
Mr. WILLIAM W[YATT]
WHO DIED 3rd ? APRIL 1853
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
THAMAR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1854
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
ALFRED, ELLEN AND CHARLES

William Wyatt, Retired Grocer (1851 Census), Mrs. Thamar Wyatt,
Ladies Day School,1 Whittaker's Place (Post Office Directory 1855)

272.   [230]   Headstone

THE
[       ]
CH[ILDREN OF ?]
[ALFR]ED & SUSANNAH [ARLIDGE]
OF OLD BROMPTON
HENRY WARNER ARLIDGE
DIED 30th MARCH [1869]
AGED 16 YEARS
JAMES WARNER ARLIDGE
DIED 27th FEBRUARY [1856]
AGED 1 YEAR AND 6 MONTHS
ELLEN SUSANNAH ARLIDGE
DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1862
AGED 2 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
"We cannot Lord thy purpose see
but all is well that's done by thee"

Abraham and Alfred Arlidge, Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers of Brompton High Street
Principal Probate Registry Index: William Arlidge (died 1872), 22 High Street, Brompton, Clerk in H. M. Control Dept. Administration to widow, Ann. Under 200    See 132

273.   [231]   Large Ledger

[IN MEMORY OF]
C[APTAIN] EDWARD GAYNOR
[        ]
DEPA[RTED] THIS LIFE [ ] [SEP]TEMBER 1834
[AGED] 44 YEARS
THIS TOMB [IS] ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY
BY HIS AFFECTIONATE BROTHER

Edward Gaynor, Captain 61st Regiment, P.C.C. Will dated 22nd August 1834
His brother Brian, late Captain 99th Regiment, to have money from his investments "as stated in a letter to Messrs Cox and Co. dated 21st August 1834", also money from the sale of his Commission and all money owed, in accordance with his "instructions".
Desires brother to give their mother 50 per annum, for life.
Witnesses: James Gregor, Assistant Surgeon, 50th Regiment and J. Clarke, M.D., Assistant Inspector of Hospitals.
Affidavit dated 4th October 1834
Brian Gaynor of Killinegin, Co. Dublin, Esquire, , sworn. He state he has had no instructions from his brother regarding the estate, except that contained in the above will.
Proved 9th October 1834, Granted to Brian Gaynor

274.   [232]   Headstone

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275.   [233]   Headstone

Mostly Illegible
JAMES JOHNSTON
[WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1859]
[AGED70 YEARS]

James Johnstone Principal Probate Registry Index: Formerly of Woolwich, Measurer in H.M. Dockyard, late of 10 Colegate Terrace, "Gentleman". Administration to widow, Amy. Under 800

276.   [234]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KIRKMAN
WHO DIED 6th MARCH [1858]
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] [DECEMBER] 18[7 ]0
AGED [ 86 YEARS]

William Kirkman, Shipwright, Adelaide Place (1841 Census) Superannuated June 1845 (Maidstone Journal)

277.   [235]   Headstone


THE LATEST HEADSTONE?
ALTHOUGH THE BURIAL GROUND HAD APPARENTLY BEEN CLOSED TO NEW BURIALS FOR SOME
 YEARS, ELIZABETH HARRIS'S STONE, 1887, RECORDS ONLY HER NAME, IMPLYING A FRESH GRAVE ?

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DIANA H[ARRIS]
TWENTY NINE YEARS OR[GANIST]
AT SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH
DIED 21st JANUARY 1887
AGED 76 YEARS

Elizabeth Harris, Professor of Music, High Street (1861 Census)

278.   [236]   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH HAYES
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1791
AGED 22 YEARS
MARY HAYES
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1793
AGED 55 YEARS
JOHN HAYES
DIED AUGUST 27th 1797
AGED 59 YEARS
MARY HAYES
DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1857
AGED 85 YEARS & 5 MONTHS
"Jesus lover of my Soul"
WILLIAM L. HAYES
DIED FEBRUARY 21st 1858
IN THE 90th YEAR OF HIS AGE

279.   [237]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
MARY WIFE OF
JAMES BARLING
WHO DIED FEBY. 4th 1853
AGED 23
"The Lord gave and the Lord
hath taken away, Blessed be the
name of the Lord"

280.   [238]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF G. T. ELDRIDGE
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1869
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
EMMA JANE ELDRIDGE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 12th 1850
AGED 15 YEARS
RACHEL ELDRIDGE
WHO DIED MAY 21st 1866
AGED 80 YEARS
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE
WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1867
AGED 88 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY AN AFFECTIONATE SON

G.T. Eldridge, Shipwright of Mount Pleasant (1851 Census)

281.   [239]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. RICHARD FULL[ER]
(FOREMAN OF THE PAINTERS IN C[HATHAM]
DOCKYARD) WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER THE 1st 1813 AGED 29 YEARS
"Weep not for me my Parents dear,
I ham (sic) not Dead but sleeping here,
Tho' absent from my friends, was
My dearest friend I could not see"
ALSO Mr. JOSEPH FULLER
WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1844
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
Mr. JOSEPH FULLER
WHO DIED 15th SEPTEMBER 1845
AGED 81 YEARS

Joseph Fuller, Shipwright, James Street (1841 Census)

282.   [240]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS VICTTULER
LATE OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th OF APRIL AGED 64
1821
ALSO Mrs. SARAH VICTTULER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 26th AGED 79
1835
ALSO Miss. MARY VICTTULER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 5th AGED 39
1836
ANN VICTTULER
DIED MAY 2nd 1839 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. SUSANNAH HARRISON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF APRIL 1860
[AGED
[ MATILDA HARRISON]
[WHO DIED 25th FEBRUARY 1873]
[AGED 59 YEARS]
[WILLIAM HARRISON]
[WHO DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1874]
[AGED 58 YEARS]

Ann Victtuler, Spinster, P.C.C. Will dated 17th August 1838
To Richard Thomas, the Younger, who lives with Richard Thomas of Hollingbourne, Esquire, 100 and her gold watch.
To nephew, William Harresson, 10; to niece, Sarah Gatterwood Victtuler, 10; to Sarah Ann Colquhoun, daughter of James Colquhoun of Woolwich, Attorney, 10; to Elizabeth, wife of James Colquhoun, a mourning ring; to cousin, the said Richard Thomas, a mourning ring, to value of 5. Residue, including household furniture and effects, to sister, Susan Hanson. Richard Thomas and James Colquhoun are executors.
Witnesses: James Colquhoun, Solicitor and James Edward Hubbard, his Clerk
Proved 5th June 1839. Power reserved to Richard Thomas

283.   [241]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. THOMAS VICTTULER Jnr.
WHO DIED THE 20th FEBRUARY 1836
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED IN INFANCY
JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 20th APRIL 1837
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. THOMAS HENRY VIC[TTULER]
SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] THE 20th DECEM[BER] [ ]
AGED 37 YEARS

Thomas Victtuler, Jnr. Plumber, Painter, Glazier, P.C.C. Will dated 28th March 1836
Household goods, furniture, stock in trade, monies, including to which he is entitled as an annuitant under the will of Richard Thomas, late of Hollingbourne, Gentleman and residue, to wife Jane Elizabeth, Henry John Hooper of Sunning Hill, Berkshire, Gentleman and James Saunders of Middle Street, Brompton, in Chatham, Baker, upon trust.
Wife to possess the above for life, provided she remains his widow, to maintain herself and their children, Thomas Henry, John, Henry John Thomas, Sarah and Frederick William, until they are 21. After wife's death or remarriage, then upon trust, to share equally between their children.
Henry John Hooper, James Saunders and wife, executors.
Witnesses: Richard Prall, Rochester, Benjamin Briggs, Chatham, Grocer, James Saunders, Brompton, Baker and William Pryer, Chatham, Plumber.
Proved 28th March 1836 Power reserved to Jane Elizabeth Victtuler

284.   [242]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH TAFFS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th DAY OF AUGUST 1859
AGED 34 YEARS

Joseph Taffs Principal Probate Registry Index:
Joseph Taffs, Commercial Clerk of Gibralter Place. Administration to widow Elizabeth. Value under 300

285.   [243]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE PIKE
WHO DIED JANUARY 15th 1835
AGED 69 YEARS
AND LIES INTERRED IN THE CHURCHYARD
ALSO MARY LESTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1863
AGED 91 YEARS
"Thou shall come to thy grave in a
ripe age as a shock of corn
cometh in it's season"
[        ]

286.   [244]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN PHILLIPS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th ? OF DECEMBER 1833
IN THE 47th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th ? OCTOBER 1851
[ IN THE [     ] OF HER AGE]
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 13th ? 1857
AGED 45 YEARS

John Phillips, Shipwright and Sub Measurer, H.M. Dockyard, of Waterloo Place, Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 29th September 1833
He is executor of will of late brother, Stephen and is therefore possessed of 100 in the 3% Bank Annuities. His executors will stand possessed of this money, in trust, under the terms of his brother's will.
His freehold or leasehold property to which he is entitled by the will of his late father, his houses, lands, furniture, plate ,linen, etc., real and personal estate, to his wife Mary, for ever. His wife and friends, Friend Hoar and Humphrey Wickham the Elder are executors.
Witnesses: W. Phillips of Chatham Gentleman, M. Parks of Chatham, Gentleman and H. Wickham, Junior, Solicitor, of Strood.
Proved 39th December 1833

287.   [245]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY THE BELOVED
WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN DUFFILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd OF JULY 1860
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO
Mr. JOHN DUFFILL
HER HUSBAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 25th OF MARCH 1863
IN THE 83rd YEAR OF HIS AGE

John Duffill, Ship's Carpenter. Principal Probate Registry Index: Of 17 Waterloo Place, Chatham. Probate to John Duffill of 20 King Street, Tower Hill, London, Commission Agent. Value under 300. Re-sworn at Stamp Office, February 1865, under 20

288.   [246]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF MR. ALEXANDER BAILIE
BURIED AT HEADCORN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th ? OF AUGUST [1833]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR. ALEXANDER BAILIE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [22nd ] OF NOVEMBER [1833]
AGED [5]0 YEARS
ALSO ANN WINIFRID BAILIE*
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [18th] NOVEMBER [1833]
IN THE [25th] YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO PHANUEL BAILIE
DAUGHTER ? OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [JANUARY 17th 1842]
IN THE [21st] YEAR OF HER AGE
[      ]

*Ann Winifrid Fallin was buried the same day as Alexander Bailie.
Ann Bailie, nee Fullager was born in Headcorn, the Fullagers are there in the 17th century

289.   [247]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF MR. THOS. GREA[VES]
WHO DIED 9th AUGUST 1833
AGED 54 YEARS
"[     ] woman she was indeed,
[       ] who stood in need,
Served her God while she had breath,
[       ] happy in death"

290.   [248]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH
WIFE OF WILLIAM WHITE
DIED JANUARY 2nd 1855
AGED 54 YEARS
"Short was the warning that came from above,
Which called me from the partner of my love,
Forbear to weep my friends, 'tis vain to mourn,
From dust I came and now to dust return"
ERECTED BY HER MOTHER

291.   [249]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM MANNERING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1818
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO Mr. JOHN MANNERING
WHO DIED JUNE 11th 1836
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
Mr. WILLIAM MANNERING
[ WHO DIED [      ] NOVEMBER 1838]
[AGED 83 YEARS]

William Mannerings, Carpenter and Joiner
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 3rd January 1816
He appoints his two sons, William Wildish and John, Carpenters and Joiners of Chatham and wife Sarah as executors.
To his wife, for life, all leasehold properties for support of her and daughter Sarah. After his wife's death, 9 of these properties to his sons, with adjoining land, his dwelling house, yard, workshop, outhouses, stock in trade and utensils and everything not bequeathed to his two daughters.
To daughter Elizabeth White, for life, 11 houses with land in front, occupied by Wilson, Merton, Thompson, Streak, Wittenham, Neal, Cummins, Read and others. This estate subject to a yearly ground rent of 4 6s 8d, after Elizabeth's death, the property to be equally divided between her children at 21 years of age.
To daughter, Sarah, 7 houses, occupied by Bates, Halls, Price and others; also 3 houses in the field occupied by Yates, Castle and Lowdle, this estate is free of ground rent. To son John and to daughter Sarah,, his furniture, equally divided.
He requests his sons to aid and assist their mother in obtaining the rents as they are due.
Witnesses: Abel Gould, James Taylor and John Kains
Proved 4th February 1819. Value of goods and chattels under 2,000

292.   [250]   Headstone

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293.   [251]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH LEVERIDGE
WHO DIED JAN. 15th 1802
AGED 8 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
"Great Jehovah, full of love,
An angel bright did send,
To take this little harmless dove,
To joys that never end"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN LEVERIDGE
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1817
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN LEVERIDGE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 3rd 1837
AGED 81 YEARS

John Leveridge, Hairdresser ? (Universal British Directory 1790's) P.C.C Will, "Gentleman"
Will dated1st May 1835
To Jane wife of William Weldash Mannerings of Chatham, 5; to Elizabeth Austin 10 and household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, if she is dead, then equally divided between his nephews and nieces. Rest, ready money and investments, etc., to his nephews and nieces, William Wallis, Sarah Bowrott ?, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Ann Elliott, Elizabeth Smith and the "late Mary Bratt", latter equally divided between her children, Benjamin, William and Joseph.
To Elizabeth Taylor, his watch.
William Weldash of Chatham and Thomas Jenner of Newington Place, Kennington are executors.
Witnesses: W.H. Mannerings and Benjamin Briggs
Codicil dated 8th August 1836
To niece Mary Elliott wife of William Elliott, Shoe Maker of London, 2 silver table spoons, marked J.S.L. And his mourning ring.
Witnesses: Thomas Jenner and W.H. Mannerings
Affidavit dated 11th October 1837
James Austin of 18 Wellington Street, Dockhead, Bermondsey, Smith and William George Miller of Hill Street, Peckham, Victualler, are sworn. They knew the testator well and were familiar with his hand writing and signature. Having examined the will, they confirm it and the signature are in the testator's hand.
Proved 12th October 1837 Executor is William Wildash not Weldash, as in will.

294.   [252]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS ASHENDEN
WHO DIED [11th] OF MAY 1801
AGED [   ]O YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
MR. THOMAS ASHENDEN
OF THIS PARISH / WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE APRIL 7th 180[5] AGED 60 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE ABOVE
MR. THOMAS ASHENDEN
WHO DIED JAN. 29th 1811
AGED 71 YEARS

295.   [253]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
URIAH ALLCHIN
OF THIS PARISH, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
[THE] 19th DAY OF JULY 1829
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO JUDITH ALLCHIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE [ ] DAY OF MARCH 1841
[AGED] [83] YEARS
[ALSO HARRIOTT ALLCHIN]
[ THEIR] DAUGHTER
[ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ON THE [ ] DAY OF JANUARY 1814]
[AGED 17 YEARS]

Uriah Allchin, Grocer in the Universal British Directory, 1790's
High Constable of Chatham in 1824
"Gentleman",Consistory Court of Rochester Will.
Date of Will 15th November 1825
Appoints Robert Dadd of Chatham, Chemist and Richard Pemble of Chatham, Carpenter, executors; to each of them, 10.
To wife Judith Allchin, all ready money and securities for money, money due on bonds, bills, etc., also free use of household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china, for life. Also to her, his leasehold house in Rome Place in Rome Lane, Chatham, now in his occupation, for her life, subject to rent and observance of covenants. Lease is held from Mr Richard Shirley. After his wife's death, in case Richard Shirley does not repudiate the agreement, then the executors can sell the leasehold . Also after wife's death, household goods and furniture, etc., to be sold. Proceeds to be invested in safe funds, upon trust; from the income his brother Jeremiah Allchin of Boughton Malherbe, Labourer and Abigail Murton of the same place, Widow, are to be paid 1/- per day, for life, any excess to go into residue.
After they have both died the investment is to be sold and from the cash raised the following legacies are to be paid.
John Dobson of Frittenden, Labourer, 100; Joseph Ranger of Cranbrook, Surgeon, 50; Elizabeth Jennings wife of [      ] Jennings, now or late of Goudhurst, 50; John Allchin, son of late brother Major Allchin, 100; Pheobe Gurr daughter of late brother Major, now wife of Richard Gurr of Smarden, Labourer, 100; Jane Lilly, wife of William Lilly of Smarden, Farmer, 100; Thomas Mitchell of Chatham, Cutler, 19 guineas; Martha Ann Farmer of Chatham, Spinster, 19 guineas. If there are insufficient funds the legacies are to be adjusted accordingly. Residue to his executors in equal shares.
Witnesses: M.S. ? Stephens and M.J. Stephens
Proved 19th July 1829

296.   [254]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WATSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 8th OF DECEMBER
1806 AGED 47 YEARS
[ALSO MARY ANN BAKER]
[       ]
[        ]
[ALSO TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED IN INFANCY]

297.   [255]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. ALFRED BURTON R.M.
[WHO DIED 3rd SEPTEMBER ? ]
[AGED 47 ? YEARS]
[LIEUT. ALFRED BURTON R.M.]
[       ]
[       ]
[ALSO 8 CHILDREN OF CAPT. ALFRED BURTON ]
[WHO DIED IN INFANCY]

298.   [256]   Headstone

[SACRED]
THE MEMORY OF
JANE [GILES]
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN GILES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ 18th FEBRUARY 1863]
[AGED] 49 YEARS
[JOHN GILES]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[28th FEBRUARY 1868]
[AGED 60 YEARS]
[ELIZABETH SOPHIA WILSON]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[15th MARCH 1876]
[AGED 55 YEARS]

299.   [257]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT FOSTER
WHO DIED 15th JANUARY 1834
AGED 68 YEARS
HESTER FOSTER
DIED 8th MARCH 1840
AGED 84 YEARS
HONNOUR FOSTER
DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1848
AGED 60 YEARS
SARAH ANN NUTTON
DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1858
AGED 15 YEARS
ANGELER ANN FOSTER
DIED 22nd MARCH 1870
AGED 59 YEARS
JOHN FOSTER
DIED 7th JANUARY 1874
AGED 83 YEARS
JOHN HENRY GARDINER
DIED 15th APRIL 1877
AGED 45 YEARS
[       ]
[       ]
JOHN HENRY GARDINER

John Gardiner Principal Probate Registry Index: John, of Lads of the Village Public House, Henry Street. Administration to widow, Elizabeth. Under 100

300.    [258]   Headstone

Illegible

301.   [259]   Headstone

[ AGED? ]
6 YEARS AND 1 MONTH
HARRIET HOLLOWAY
A SCHOLAR OF THE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
OF THIS PARISH
RESTS BY THIS STONE
AWAITING THE RESURRECTION
UNTO ETERNAL LIFE
OCT. 26th MDCCCLIX
"Such as are gentle, them
Shall He learn his way"

?William Holloway, Builder, Duncan Place (Post Office Directory 1855)

302.   [260]   Large Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. ISAAC TWYMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
THE 2nd 1798 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET TWYMAN
[HIS] DAUGHTER WHO DIED [ 19th JANUARY]
1810 IN THE 21st YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO Mrs. MARY SWAN
WHO DIED 12th JANUARY 1858
AGED 75 YEARS

303.   [261]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mr. SAMUEL BUS[H?]
WHO DIED APRIL7th 1823
AGED 47 YEARS
"A tender father [and]
an affectionate husband"

304.   [262]   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN FARMER
WHO DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1841
AGED 74 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING, WIDOW
THREE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
MARTHA COAST FARMER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1862
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY FARMER
WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1840
AGED 29 YEARS
"A dutiful Daughter"

John Farmer, Independent, of Hulke's Cottages (1841 Census)

305.   [263]   Headstone

Illegible

306.   [264]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM BAKER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th [ JULY 1816]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BAKER
WHO DIED THE 12th ? FEBRUARY [1845]
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO ON THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 1[845]
AFTER YEARS OF AFFLICTION [      ]
DESERVEDLY BELOVED AND RESPECTED
BY ALL WHO KNEW HER
SUSAN BAKER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AGED 48 YEARS
"Her end was Peace"
GEORGE [ BAKER KNOX ]
[WHO DIED THE22nd APRIL 1854]
[AGED14 YEARS]

307.   [265]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH HUNNISETT
WIFE OF
HENRY HUNNISETT
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1840
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 16th ? 1842
AGED 15 YEARS

308.   [266]   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
JOB EDWARD MARKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd DAY OF
DECEMBER 1859
AGED 66 YEARS

Marks Principal Probate Registry Index: Job, formerly of Chatham, after of Bagshot, Surrey, late of Chatham, Gentleman. Administration to James Hodges of Bagshot, Gentleman and Robert Jordan of Chart Sutton, Gentleman. Under 4,000

Job Monks?, Retired Clerk, Royal Ordnance, of Clover Street (1851 Census)

309.   [267]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. RUTH PAUL WIFE OF
LIEUTENANT GEORGE PAUL
OF THE ROYAL NAVY HOSPITAL, GREENWICH ?
DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT CHATHAM
[4th ] OF APRIL 1808 AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE GEORGE PAUL
PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CA[PTAIN]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] OF
NOVEMBER 1823 AGED 76 YEARS

George Paul Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 18th April 1823
He is a Captain, late Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, (Greenwich Navy Hospital)
If house keeper Susan Mitchell is still in his service at his death, she is to have 40 per annum for life. After her death the 40 per annum to be shared between his sister Judith Paul and sister in law Mary, widow of his brother Simon. The latter lives at Westchester near New York. Also to them the residue of real and personal estate.
2.300 in 3% stocks and 1,450 in the 4% stocks and proceeds of furniture sale to survivor of above "sisters".
25 each to executors, Thomas Stillwall, Senior, Thomas Stillwall, Junior , of Arundel Street, Strand, Navy Agent and John Gillman Stillwall, latter two sons of Thomas Senior. They also to have wages due in his service on any ship or ships.
Witnesses: Robert John Vanderkiste and William Westcott
Proved 11th May 1824
Administration to John Stillwall and Thomas Stillwall, Senior
Power reserved to Thomas Stillwall, Junior

310.   [268]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARIA GRIGG
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
Mr. THOMAS WILLIAM GRIGG
WHO DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1845
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. THOMAS WILLIAM GRIGG
WHO DIED 2nd ? MAY 1860
AGED 84 YEARS
[       ]

Thomas Grigg, Beer Retailer and Baker, Bryant Place (Post Office Directory 1855)

311.   [269]   Headstone  (Part obscured by large tree)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CO[LQUHOUN]
SON OF QUARTER[MASTER] [ ]
COLQUHOUN OF THIS [PARISH]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st MARCH [1813]
IN THE 25th ? YEAR OF HIS [AGE]

312.   [270]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS GODDARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF NOVEMBER 1828
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS GODDARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF [    ] 184[2 ]
AGED 70 YEARS

Thomas and Charles Goddard, Stationers, Chatham Hill (Wright's Directory 1838)

313.   [271]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF MR. PETER BURDETT
OF THIS TOWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF NOVBR.
1801 AGED 48 ? YEARS
MRS. JANE BURDETT
RELICT OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 14th ? OF MARCH 1834
AGED [70 ] YEARS
[JANE LUCY BURDETT]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th NOVEMBER 1800]
[AGED [    ] YEARS]
[WILLIAM BURDETT]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] [Post 1834]
[AGED [     ] YEARS]

Peter Burdett Tallow Chandler (Apprentice Tax Record 1801)
Jane Burdett Tallow Chandler, High Street, Chatham (Bailey's Directory, 1809, Pigot's Directory, 1824)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 24th June 1833
Of 185, Rochester High Street, widow.
To youngest son, William Peter Burdett, all her freehold in Chatham High Street, occupied by Thomas Arrowsmith, Tallow Chandler, tenant. Also to son William, all her money and goods, etc. Son William is sole executor.
Witnesses: Martha Watson of Chatham, Thomas Longhurst of Rochester and John Henry Challis of Cheltenham
Proved 22nd August 1834

314.   [272]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
THOMAS WILLIAM WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th OF
SEPTEMBER? 1824 AGED 28? YEARS

315.   [273]   Large Ledger, (badly flaked)

[       ]
[MARGARET] NOKES
[ DEPARTED THIS LIFE] MAY 15th ? [1800]
[       ]
Mr. JOHN NOKES
[HUS]BAND OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 7th ? 1813
AGED 88 YEARS

316.   [274]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE BURGESS WIFE OF
THOMAS BURGESS (OF SITTINGBOURNE)
AND DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND MARY WHITEHEAD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF FEBRUARY 1822
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND CHARLOTTE BURGESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [    ] OF SEPTEMBER 1821
AGED 1? MONTH

317.   [275]   Large Ledger

HERE LIES IN HOPES OF JOYFUL
RESURRECTION THE BODY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF
RICHARD WHITEHEAD
OBIIT 22nd JANUARY
1800
AETAT. 25 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE JAMES WHITEHEAD
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 19th MARCH 1800
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
Mrs. CHARLOTTE BURGESS
DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1822 AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO [ AN INFANT ? ] DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[       ]

Richard Whitehead, Gentleman, P.C.C. Will dated 1st January 1829
Desires to be buried in the "new burial ground in a brick grave, partly paid for by him, where his late wife and children are buried. To nephew, Richard Whitehead , son of brother Charles, and good friend, Thomas Wells of Chatham, House Carpenter, all freehold and leasehold estate, money, investments, household goods, furniture, etc., upon trust, to sell.
Concerning 2,000 part of New 4% Bank Annuities, in his name, trustees to stand possessed of this and annual interest, upon trust, to transfer the 2,000 to his grand daughter, when she is 21 or married. In meantime the interest to go towards her maintenance and education. If she dies pre 21, and not married, then the 2,000 shared equally between his nephews and nieces, Richard Whitehead, Jane Charlton and Elizabeth Whitehead, (three of the children of brother Charles). To nephew Richard Whitehead, 200 and 100 to Thomas Wells for acting as trustees.
To Harriett wife of William Walter of Ashford, Inn Keeper, 1,000; to Elizabeth wife of James Wade of Ash, Farmer, 100; to Henry Williams, son of his late servant, Abigail Williams, 450 at 21, in meantime, interest to his benefit, at discretion of trustees.
As a token of his respect, to Mrs Elizabeth Mackie of Chatham, Widow, and each of her five daughters, 19 guineas; to Mrs Avis Wells, 10; to George Acworth of Chatham, Gentleman, 19guineas.
Residue to nephew Richard Whitehead, nieces, Jane Charlton and Elizabeth Whitehead. All mortgage and trust estate to Richard Whitehead and Thomas Wells, upon trust, they also are executors.
Witnesses: Thomas Wells, Junior of Chatham, John J. Spiller and James Pearce, Clerks to Mr G, Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham.
Proved 7th February 1829

318.   [276]   Large Ledger


WEST END OF NORTH WALL
HERE ARE SOME OF THE OLDEST SURVIVING STONES, INCLUDING 
WILLIAM MACKIE, 1802 AND MARY WHITEHEAD, 1800

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM MACKIE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF S[EPT.]
1802 AGED 47 YEARS
Mrs. JEAN LOUISA CLARKSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1833
AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO OF HER INFANT SON
Mrs. ELIZABETH MACKIE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[       ]
[       ]
[WILLIAM THOMAS ASHENDEN]
[WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1860]
[AGED 62 YEARS]
[ELIZABETH ASHENDEN]
[WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1892]
[AGED 96 YEARS]

William Mackie, Paymaster Sergeant, Royal Marine, 1st Chatham Division, P. C. C. Will dated 25th September 1802
This is a very long will (11 pages), with very long and detailed trust conditions, concerning his children.
To brother in law Richard Whitehead of Chatham, Gentleman, ( and William Jefferys of Chatham,Gentleman,
all his freehold and leasehold property, upon trust. They to sell, the proceeds for benefit of legatees, as follows.
To wife Elizabeth, household goods and furniture, etc., ready and invested money. Residue in trust to Whitehead and Jefferys. They are to raise 100 per annum to pay to his wife for her lifetime, as long as she remains his widow. If she remarries, then again on trust, to pay wife 50 per annum for life. Income from investments for benefit of his children, they get capital, equally shared at 21 or marriage, if daughters, if wife approves.
Witnesses: Edward Jefferys, Stephen Hart and William Jefferys, Jnr.
Codicil, not dated or witnessed.
To Whitehead and Jefferys, his trustees, 100 each for their care in executing the will.
Affidavit dated 24th March 1803
Thomas White of Cornhill, Haberdasher and Samuel Clanfield of Islington, sworn. They knew and were well acquainted with the testator, they knew his handwriting and his signature. Having carefully examined the will, they believe the codicil and signature are in Mackie's hand.
Proved 24th March 1803. Power reserved to Richard Whitehead.

Thomas William Ashenden
Principal Probate Registry Index: Late of Rochester, Timber Merchant. Probate to widow, Elizabeth Ann and William Richard Ashenden of Chatham ,son, Gentleman. Value under 5,000
Elizabeth Ann Ashenden
Principal Probate Registry Index: Of Upper Clarence Place, Rochester. Probate to William Richard Ashenden, son. Effects 353 16s 8d

319.   [277]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY OLIVE
WHO DIED THE 30th OF MAY 1804
AGED 81 YEARS
Mr. JOHN OLIVE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LIES INTERRED IN THE CHURCHYARD
Mr. JOHN OLIVE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 17th OF MAY 1812
AGED 62 YEARS
SARAH HIS WIFE
BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD
Mr. WM. TAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th JANUARY 1815
AGED 70 YEARS
Mrs. SUSANNAH TAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 13th OF FEBRUARY 1821
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
MARTINA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE [    ] JANUARY 185[   ]
IN HER [    ]6th YEAR
[       

John Olive, d. 1812 a Shipwright of Holbourne Lane, Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 12th October 1811
Desires to be buried with little expense. To son John Olive, 10, all his clothes, watch and silver cup.
To eldest sister, Susannah Olive, 10 and all his plate, except that later bequeathed, also household goods and furniture, for life. After her death, then to his daughter Elizabeth Olive. To youngest sister Martha Olive, 10, to Eleanor and John George Olive, daughter and son of his son, John, by Ann his present wife, 5 each. If either or both die, their sums to his daughter, Elizabeth. Residue, after expenses, to daughter Elizabeth, also to her his half dozen silver spoons marked S.S. And silver milk pot.
His friends, Thomas and George Manger (brothers), both of Best Street, Chatham, are executors, they to have 5 each.
Witnesses: Abraham Smith and John S. ? Pickett
Proved 15th June 1812

320.   [278]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD HUNT SON OF
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH
HUNT OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK
YARD, CHATHAM HE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 15th DAY OF JANUARY
1799 AGED 18 YEARS

William Hunt, father? of Edward buried here, was a Shipwright, P.C.C. Will

321.   [279]   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN CORNFORD
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND ANN CATT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 26th DAY OF DECEMBER 1818
AGED 25 YEARS

322.   [280]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY ANN TONKIN
WIFE OF
Mr. WILLIAM TONKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 20th SEPTEMBER 1856
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. WILLIAM TONKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th OF JANUARY 1867
AGED 65 YEARS

Mary and William Tonkin, couple in Regent Place in 1851, he a Shipwright (Census)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
William, Shipwright of Regent's Place. Administration to widow, Sarah (not Mary?), and brother George, a Butcher. Value under 1,000, re-sworn, under 1,500

323.   [281]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. WILLIAM DOW[N]
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1806 AGED [ ]
ALSO OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH D[OWN]
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 8th 1833 [AGED 87 YEARS]
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ANN DO[WN]
WHO DIED JANY. 22nd 1847 AG[ED] 67
[       ]

324.   [282]   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN TONKIN
SHIPWRIGHT DEPARTED
THIS LIFE SEPT. 16th 1810 AGED
45 YEARS
ALSO
Mrs. JANE TONKIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY
10th 1850 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE SAMUEL TONKIN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd APRIL 1867 AGED 60
"His end was Peace"

George Samuel Tonkin, a Butcher, High Street (Post Office Directory 1855)
Principal Probate Registry Index:
Butcher as above. Administration to widow Ann. Value under 200

325.   [283]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR KIFT
WHO WAS FOR 34 YEARS AN ASSISTANT SURGEON
IN H.M. NAVY
LATE OF THE MELVILLE HOSPITAL
AND THE CHATHAM DIVISION OF THE
ROYAL MARINES
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
4th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1846
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE IS ERECTED
AS A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION TO HIS MEMORY
BY HIS BEREAVED WIDOW
ALSO MARIA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 29th 1872
AGED 71

326.   [284]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. MARGARET DAVIES
[WHO DIED ] [    ] DECEMBER 1829
IN HER 72nd year

327.   [285]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. CHARLES BUCHANAN
WHO DIED 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th MAY 1861
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th DECEMBER 1856
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO OF
ROSALIND SHARPLES O'HAGAN
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1853
AGED 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
ALSO OF
CHARLES GEORGE O'HAGAN
WHO DIED 9th FEBRUARY 1859
AGED 8 MONTHS

Henry O'Hagan, father? Civil Engineer, Chatham Hill (Post Office Directory 1855)

Here is Whiffen's Avenue

MISCELLANEOUS

Near South East corner of Burial Ground

328.   [    ]   Limestone Block, (very eroded)

North Side
[        ]
LAVINIA GRACE
THE WIFE? OF
JOHN SKARDON TAYLOR
[       ]

329.   [   ]   Gate and Porch, Whiffen's Avenue

Stone Plaque over entrance
THIS BURIAL GROUND WAS THE GIFT
OF THE HONOURABLE BOARD OF ORDNANCE
TO THE PARISH OF CHATHAM, MAY 1828
REVD. MATTHEW IRVING B.D., MINISTER
                                        THOMAS JARVIS } CHURCH WARDENS
  WILLIAMS HILLS  }

330.   [   ]   Monument, interior of gate, north wall

TO
THE MEMORY OF
PATRICK FEENEY
SERGEANT OF THE 50th REGIMENT
WHO DIED 9th JULY 1834
AGED 31 YEARS
HE WAS SHOT THAT DAY BY
BENJAMIN GARDINER
A PRIVATE OF THE SAME COMPANY IN
THE EVENING IN CHATHAM BARRACKS
FOR WHICH THE MURDERER WAS HANGED
ON CHATHAM LINES IN THE PRESENCE OF
THE TROOPS OF THE CHATHAM GARRISON
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS
OF THE 50th REGIMENT TO MARK THE WORTH
PATRICK FEENEY'S
CHARACTER WAS HELD IN BY THEM

331.   [   ]   Dedication plaque, interior of gate, south wall

THESE GARDENS
ACQUIRED AND LAID OUT BY THE CORPORATION
OF CHATHAM AND INTENDED TO BE PRESERVED
AS AN OPEN SPACE UNDER THE OPEN SPACES
ACT 1887 WERE OPENED ON THE 14th JUNE 1905
BY
COUNCILLOR W. D. DRIVER, MAYOR

H. P. MARTIN, TOWN CLERK
CHARLES DAY, BOROUGH SURVEYOR

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
? ]OB[ ? ] 16
ADAMS 154
ALLCHIN 295
ALLEN 267
ANGUS 166
ARLIDGE 132, 272
ARNOLD 44
ASH 195
ASHENDEN 294, 318
AUSTIN 75

BAILIE 288
BAKER 296, 306
BARCLAY 115
BARKER 70
BARLING 279
BARNABY 117
BARNARD 88
BASS 202
BAYLEY 257
BEAR 59, 159
BEARD 146, 269
BELL 246
BENNETT 66, 84, 127
BENSTER 207
BLACKMAN 80, 237
BOOKER 168
BOORMAN 10
BOUCHER 223
BOUCHIER 158
BOUDEN 99
BOURDON 83
BOURNES 250
BROMLEY 5
BUCHANAN 327
BURDETT 313
BURGESS 316, 317
BURTON 99, 297
BUSH 303
BUTLER 196

CAHOLAN 156
CASTLE 267
CATT 321
CHADDICK 245
CHAMBERS 135, 215, 253
CHARLTON 241
CHARTERS 265
CHEAP 234
CHESMAN 208
CHILDE 88
CHURCH 86
CLAPSHOE 242
CLARKE 243
CLARKSON 318
COBDEN 235
COLLINS 254
COLQUHOUN 311
COOPER 128
CORNFORD 180, 321
CRANE 108
CRANLEY 227
CRISTO 87
CROFT 208
CURETON 61
CURLEY 230
CURTIS 197

DAVES 106
DAVIES 326
DAVISON 106
DAY 331
DODD 78
DOWN 323
DREAN 99
DRIVER 331
DRURY 107, 252
DUFFILL 287
DUNSTALL 89, 231

EDIN 56
EDWARDS 114, 173
ELDRIDGE 280
ELY 54

FAIRCLOTH 205
Fallin 288
FARMER 304
FEENEY 330
FINCH 216
FOOT 152
FOSTER 199, 299
FRANCIS 48, 120
FROST 133
FULLAGAR 98, 143, 288
FULLER 281

GALBRAITH 13
GARDINER 7, 299, 330
GARRETT 103
GASKIN 213
GAYNOR 273
GILES 298
GILLMORE 256
GODDARD 312
GOLD 93
GOODHAM 1b
GRANCH? 197
GREAVES 289
GRIFFIN 215
GRIGG 310
GUY 185

HADDELL 114
HALKEET 123
HALL 166, 263
HARRIS 201. 277
HARRISON 282
HART 53
HATCH 8
HAYES 278
HENRY 139
HILL 245
HILLS 148, 329
HOBBS 200
HODGES 112
HOGG 270
HOLLICK 194
HOLLOWAY 301
HONEY 62
HOPE 95
HUBBARD 136
HUGHES 110
HUNER 91
HUNNISETT 307
HUNT 12, 320
HUNTER 196
HURST 189
HYDER 165

IRONS 72
IRVING 329

JACKS 105
JARDINE 56
JARRETT 268, 269
JARVIS 329
JENKINS 6
JOHNSON 82
JOHNSTON 275

KAPPEY 75
KENT 63
KIFT 325
KIRKMAN 276
KNIGHT 42
KNOX 306


LAMB 170
LAYMAN 194
LAYTON 101
LEDGER 206
LESTER 285
LEVERIDGE 293
LINDSAY 217
LOTT 144
LOVE 7
LOWTHER 251

MACKIE 318
MANN 70
MANNERING 228, 291
MARDEN 68
MARKS 308
MARSNEU 172
MARTIN 331
MAYDWELL 240
MAYHEW 153
McGEE 129
McNEAL 9
MERCER 73
MERRALLS 69
MILLS 242
MINEARD 201
MOLE 121
MOLLOY 262
MONKHOUSE 260
MOODY 235
MORRIS 8, 96
MORRISON 171
MORTON 76
MOSLEY 221
MOSS 130
MOVERLY 66
MURRAY 179
MURTON 218

NEVILL 159
NEWNHAM 104
NICHOLS 71
NODING 147
NOKES 315
NUTTON 299

O'HAGAN 327
OLIVE 219, 319
ORREN 203

PATTERSON 200
PATTISON 81
PAUL 309
PAYNE 164
PEARCE 73, 210
PECKITT 266
PEEK 192
PEIRCE (sic) 151
PEMBLE 196
PENN 144
PETERS 5
PHILLIPS 286
PHILPOTT 267
PICK 189
PIDGEON 259
PIKE 285
PITCHFORT 185
PLEDGE 214
POUND 162
POVEY 174
PRICE 193
PRICE 230

RANDALL 4
RANSOM 207
REED 70
REYNOLDS 15
RICKON 188
RO[ ] 106
ROBERTS 25, 198, 248
ROPER 51
RUDLAND 63
RUDMAN 226
RUSSELL 181
SAMPSON 198
SCOTT 249
SEARS 243
SEYMOUR 146
SHARPLES 327
SHEAD 101
SIBUN 140
SISSON 89
SKARDON 1a
SKARDON 328
SKUCE 116
SMITH 85,105,131,134,157
SPALDING 175
SPEAKMAN 151
SPENCELAYH 118
STANTON 178
STEELE 220
STEVENS 229
STIGANT 183
STREETER 43
STUART 155
STURLA 267
SUMMERFIELD 167
SUMMERS 109
SURTEES 14
SWAN 82, 302

TABOR 199
TAFFS 284
TANNER 270
TAYLOR 1a, 19, 102, 145, 169, 260, 319, 328
TEAIT 90
THOMPSON 123
TILL 126
TONKIN 322, 324
TRIBE 64
TUCKER 141
TUMBER 192
TURNER 124
TUSON 269
TWYMAN 178, 302

VARRALL 242
VEAIL 206
VICKERMAN 142
VICTTULER 282, 283

WAKELING 232
WALTER 55, 234
WARD 218, 235
WARDEN 160
WATSON 296
WATTS 101
WEBB 77
WELDON 256
WELLER 100
WELLS 45, 138, 204
WEST 163
WESTBURY 61
WESTLADE 198
WETHERALL 131
WHITE 243, 290
WHITEHEAD 182, 316, 317
WILKINS 47
WILLIAMS 189
WILLIS 214
WILLMOTT 119, 244
WILSON 298
WINDEYER 111
WOLRIDGE 79
WOOD 314
WOODWARD 99
WOOLLEY 11
WOOLVERTON 237
WRIGHT 181, 215
WYATT 68, 271

YOUNG 218

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