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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin Church, Chalk - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Introduction
Leland Duncan recorded the churchyard in 1922. I am following in his footsteps. the numbers are the same numbers he listed in his notebook (on the Kent Archaeological Society website). Because I am including post Duncan monuments the numbers have been suffixed and are close to the original numbered monument. his map is fairly accurate but being a sketch map there are some minor inaccuracies. his recording was quite precise but not exhaustive and he ignored the original layout. There are a few mistakes and omissions, e.g. of John Rose, etc. on no. 23. some monuments are now missing and I have indicated this.

"I am grateful to the Rev. Nigel Bourne for his prompt and friendly response to my request for access to the interior of his church."

D.L. Williams 2013


THE CHURCH FROM THE SOUTH WEST

CHURCHYARD

1.   PORTLAND STONE CHEST TOMB, ONLY THE BASE REMAINS, (FROM DUNCAN)


GLADDISH FAMILY'S RUINED TOMB, 1800 - 1843
NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHEST TOMB, ONLY
THE BASE OF WHICH, REMAINS IN SITU. THE HEADSTONE LYING FACE DOWN
ON TOP, HAS BEEN CEMENTED DOWN. I AM FAIRLY CERTAIN IT IS THAT OF
THE CARTER FAMILY, (NO. 9). ADJOINING THE BASE, TO THE EAST, IS THE CHEST
TOMB OF THOMAS BROWN AND HIS WIFE, SARAH (FORMERLY GLADDISH), 1786 AND 1796.

TOP
BENEATH THIS TOMB LIE THE REMAINS OF
MR. TOW[NSEND] GLADDISH
WHO IN THE FLOWER AND VIGOUR OF HIS AGE
(REST LEFT OUT BY DUNCAN)
OBIIT 2nd APRIL 1800
AGED 34 YEARS
[ALSO] MRS SUSAN GLADDISH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
OBIIT 8th FEBRUARY 1832
AGED 63 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
TOWNSEND
SECOND SON OF TOWNSEND & SUSAN GLADDISH
WHO DIED 23rd MAY 1816
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1820
AGED 21 YEARS

EAST SIDE
ALSO
MARY
ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF
MR LAURENCE H. WINCKWORTH
OF DARENTH
WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1822
AGED 28 YEARS

WEST SIDE
ALSO
SARAH GLADDISH
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th APRIL 1843
AGED 75 YEARS
............

SARAH GLADDISH, OF CHALK, Spinster 1843
P.C.C. Will dated 4th January 1843
   £150 each to, nephews, William Gladdish, Thomas Nunn Gladdish and Henry Hubble, niece Sarah wife of Henry Rosher. To each of the children of niece Mary Winckworth, deceased. £50, to half brothers William Brown of West Court, Chalk and Thomas Brown £300,to Harriett wife of Samuel Shepherd of Hanover Square, Silversmith, £100. Her rings, plate, linen as follows; one third to Elizabeth wife of William Gladdish, Sarah wife of Henry Rosher and the 3 daughters of Mary Winckworth in equal shares, one third to William Brown and one third to Thomas Brown. Residue to William Brown, who is executor.
   Witnesses: J.S. Bullard, Rochester, Gentleman and James Goulds?, Bailiff to William Brown, West Court, Chalk.
   Proved 27th May 1843. Granted to executors of William Brown, who died without administering will; they are William and Henry Brown and George Gunning.

2.   PORTLAND STONE STONE CHEST TOMB


BROWN HEADSTONE, 1784 - 1923
WILLIAM BROWN, WHO DIED IN 1861, RESTS HERE

NORTH SIDE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MR
WILLIAM BROWN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER THE 20th 1786
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO SARAH BROWN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 15th 1796
AGED 51 YEARS

EAST SIDE
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BROWN ESQ.
LATE OF FILBORO AND EAST COURT
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd DAY
OF JUNE 1861 AGED 53 YEARS
AND WHOSE REMAINS ARE
DEPOSITED IN THE GRAVE
IMMEDIATELY ADJOINING
............

WILLIAM BROWN, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1787
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd September 1784
   To his "honoured" mother Sarah Batt, for life, an annuity of £10, from his real and personal estate. His houses, farms, gardens, orchard, parcels of land etc., purchased from Henry Watson and the heirs of Sir William Milman, in Chalk and Shorne, now in his own occupation; also all other property which he or any trustee holds, to his wife Sarah for life. After her death then to Benjamin Hubble of Shinglewell in Ifield, Yeoman and his executors, etc., for a term of 500 years, upon trust. After the end, sooner or later, of the term, then to his son William and his heirs, subject to the annuity of £10 and other legacies, mentioned below. In default of heirs, then to his son, Thomas and his heirs, with some conditions.
   In default of heirs, then to first son his wife may have or be expecting at the time of his death.
    In default then to second, third or forth son, etc., in priority of birth. In default, then to daughter Elizabeth and all other daughters living or expected at his death, shared equally, for ever.
   The above 500 year term to Benjamin Hubble is limited upon special trust, that Hubble and his executors, shall by sale or mortgage, of the term of 500 years, of and in the above property, from the rents and profits, raise enough money at interest to pay certain legacies. After the payment of the legacies, the term of 500 years will be void and cease.
   To Thomas Rickman ans Christian Rickman, son and daughter of the late Thomas Rickman of Shorne, Yeoman, £100 each at 21 years of age.
   To wife Sarah, , for life, the free use of his money, investments, debts, household goods, leases and stock of farms, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, corn, grain and implements, etc. After her death, then to son in law, Townsend Gladdish, £550; to daughter in law, Sarah Gladdish and children, Elizabeth and Thomas Brown and all other children yet to be born, except the first son yet to be born, £800 each at 21 years, attained within 3 months after his wife's death, the remainder when they reach 21 years. The legacies from his personal estate, any shortfall to come from his real estate. Executors can, in wife's lifetime, advance money to Townsend and Sarah Gladdish, Elizabeth and Thomas Brown, to help them set up in business or day of marriage, with wife's consent; sums not to exceed £450 for Townsend and £800 for the others. The sums advanced to be deducted from the legacies or if full sum is paid, then that is a full discharge for legacy.
   If any of the above make any claim, when they are 21, against the estate or estate of the late William Gladdish or testator's marriage settlement, or refuse to sign a release, then their legacy is void. Benjamin Hubble and wife Sarah Brown are executors and guardians of his children during their minority. Benjamin Hubble is to have 5 guineas for mourning.
   Witnesses: C. Mitchin, John Wyburn and J. W. Evans
   Proved 27th November 1787

William Brown married his first wife, Ann Kempton at Chalk in 1764. She is buried in Shorne churchyard, with her first husband, under a fine headstone.

3.   HEADSTONE, 3 FOOTSTONES AND 2 FLAT BODY STONES

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH HUBBLE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 23rd A.D. 1814
AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO ANN THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AUGUST 29th A.D. 1817
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO GEORGE THEIR SON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 24th A.D. 1818
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THEIR SON
WHO DIED AT SEA
FEBRUARY 24th? 1824
AGED 15 YEARS

4.   HEADSTONE AND BODY STONE

IN MEMORY
OF MARY BROWN DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH BROWN OF THIS
PARISH WHO DIED THE 4th OF APRIL 1784
AGED 11 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO LETITIA BROWN WHO DIED THE
22nd OF APRIL 1784 AGED 7 MONTHS
IN THIS GRAVE ARE ALSO DEPOSTED THE
REMAINS OF WILLIAM BROWN ESQ.
LATE OF FILBORO & EAST COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd DAY OF JUNE 1861
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOVEMBER 20th 1801
DIED MARCH 7th 1892
ALSO EMILY BROWN
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1923
AGED 84 YEARS

SARAH BROWN, OF CHALK, Widow 1796
P.C.C. Will dated 20th October 1795
   She has paid in discharge of the debts, etc., of her late husband, William Brown, the sum of £1,000 +, the whole of which her son William Brown, "will receive the benefit of, exclusive of my other children". £1,000 to her other children, as follows, £200 to son Townsend Gladdish and daughters, Elizabeth Brown and Sarah Gladdish. £400 to son Thomas Brown, "on account of his infirmities". Her plate, jewels, rings, best linen, table linen and sheets, to daughters Sarah Gladdish and Elizabeth Brown, equally shared.
   Residue of money, debts, securities, stock on farm, household goods, servants linen, etc., to son William Brown, for ever, he is also executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Reeder and John Evans
   Proved 3rd September 1796

5.   HEADSTONE


COOK HEADSTONE
JOHN COOK OF SHORNE, 1815, AND MARY, HIS WIFE, 1818

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN COOK
(LATE OF SHORNE) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 6th OF SEPTEMBER 1815
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN COOK WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF JANUARY 1818
AGED 55 YEARS
............

JOHN COOK, OF SHORNE, Victualler 1815
P.C.C. Will dated 17th September 1812
Two codicils dated 17th September 1812 and 5th October 1812
   His six freehold cottages in Shorne Hill, Shorne Street and Higham, occupied by Robert Elliott, John Legge, Henry Elliott, Aaron Roots and John Holling. His ½ share of a cottage at Shorne Ridgeway, occupied by Lucas Slaughter and of 6½ acres of arable and orchard belonging to it, also occupied by Slaughter, to his friends Robert Stevens of the Bank of England, Gentleman and his son, Henry James Stevens of Church Street, Spitalfields, Silk Manufacturer, upon trust. They are to permit his wife, Mary to have the rents for life; after her death, they are to permit his niece Mary Ann Willisford to have the same rents for life. After her death, they are to sell his freehold estate and share the proceeds, equally among the children of Mary Ann Willisford "lawfully begotten" when they are 21 years of age. If Mary Ann dies without any "lawfull" children, then the money is to be shared between his nephews, John and William Willisford, great nephew, John Cook Willisford, son of the above John Willisford, and niece Charlotte Eden wife of Thomas Eden.
   His rights in the leasehold house he now lives in , and carries on the business of victualler and the goodwill of the business, stock in trade, household furniture (with some exceptions) to his wife Mary and nephew John Willisford, upon trust, to sell. His wife to have ½ of the proceeds, the other half to niece Mary Ann Willisford. His wife can carry on his business for 6 months after his decease; she can take any household furniture, plate, linen and china, before the sale, as she wishes, to furnish a house for her own use.
   To Robert and Henry James Stevens, £600 consolidated 3% annuities in the Bank of England, upon trust; from this they are to pay, ½ yearly dividends to his wife, Mary, for life.
   After her death, they are to sell the annuities and pay proceeds to nephews, John and William Willisford, great nephew John Cook Willisford and niece Charlotte Eden, £50 each. The remainder to niece Mary Ann Willisford. To nephew John Willisford, friends Robert and Henry Stevens, £10 reach for mourning, "as a small compliment for their trouble".
   All ready money, book debts and other personal estate, not otherwise disposed of, to wife Mary. Each of his trustees will deduct sums to reimburse themselves all reasonable charges. Wife and John Willisford are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Parker, Newington Green, R. Parker, Doctors' Commons and John Powell, Clerk to Mr Parker.

Codicil A
   To nephew John Willisford, his watch and silver buckles.
   Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: R. Parker, Doctors' Commons, John Powell and George Drewery

Codicil B
   He had said in his will that after the death of his wife and niece Mary Ann Willisford, his trustees are to sell his freehold estate, now in order to facilitate such a sale, the receipt or receipts of his trustees shall be a good and valid for the purchaser of his freehold estate. No purchaser or purchasers of his freehold estate shall be obliged to see the due application of the purchase money, or be accountable for any misappropriation of the same.
   Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: George Drewery, John Hooker and James Layton
   Proved 24th October 1815

6.   HEADSTONE, FALLEN AND BROKEN (MISSING SECTIONS FROM DUNCAN)

HERE LIETH
[THE] BODY OF
SAMUEL GORDON
OF THIS PARISH [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS [LIFE]
MAY [YE 13th 1737]
[AGED 37 YEARS]
............

SAMUEL GORDON, OF CHALK, Victualler 1737
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 18th October 1734
   To wife Mary, all linen, plate and household goods in his Chalk house, and all real and personal estate. His wife to have care and management of all his children and to "set them well educated and brought up", when they are old enough she is to put them out to trade, as she thinks fit; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Clarke, Edward Faulkener and John Franklyn
   Proved 3rd June 1737

7.   IRON FRAME - PLAQUE MISSING, (FROM DUNCAN)

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
ELEANOR WILMOTT JARVIS
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1883
AGED 3 YEARS

8.   HEADSTONE (STEEP ANGLE)


EDWARD MARTIN, 1760

IN MEMORY
OF MR EDWD. MARTIN
OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN
WHO DIED MARCH YE 6th 1760
AGED 37 YEARS
------------Ground Level------------
(Verses, eroded & obscured by angle of stone)
............

EDWARD MARTIN, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1760
P.C.C. Will dated 4th October 1752
   To sister Mary Prince wife of Thomas Prince of Higham, Yeoman, £30. To his nieces, Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret Martin, daughters of his brother George, late of Chalk, Yeoman, deceased, £30 each at 21 or day of marriage. To Rev. Major Nourse of Shorne, (Vicar of Higham), and Richard Jackson of Chalk, but now of Gravesend, Yeoman, 1 guinea each to buy mourning rings. Residue including household goods, bonds, corn, hay and farming implements, to Rev. Nourse and Richard Jackson, in trust, for the benefit of his son in law Samuel Gordon and daughter in law Elizabeth Gordon, and his daughter Mary Martin. Trustees to sell residue and share proceeds equally to the latter, when all are 21 years of age. In the meantime money to be invested in the Public Funds; interest for their education and maintenance. His daughter Mary is to have an additional £100.
   Before his marriage with his late wife, Mary, he was bound to Robinson Winfield of London, in the penal sum of £400, with the condition to pay £200 to Samuel and Elizabeth Gordon, if he should survive his wife. The £200 is to be deemed part of the share of the value of his residue he has bequeathed them. Major Nourse and Richard Jackson are executors.
   Witnesses: G. Parker and James Pearson
   Proved 9th May 1760, granted to Samuel Gordon, Rev. Nourse has died and Richard Jackson has renounced executorship.

9.   HEADSTONE  (MISSING, MAY BE FACE DOWN ON NO. 1, FROM DUNCAN)

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
JOHN WILLIAM CARTER
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1860
AGED 11 MONTHS
ALSO WALTER OFFRILL CARTER
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1862
AGED 6 WEEKS
ALSO SARAH ANN CARTER
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1866
AGED 27 HOURS
ALSO ALBERT WILLIAM CARTER
WHO DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1858
AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO RICHARD JAMES CARTER
DROWNED 23rd JULY 1868
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD ADAM CARTER
WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1871
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WILLIAM CARTER
LOST IN THE TUG NAPOLEON
OFF THE NORTH FORELAND
14th OCTOBER 1881
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WILLIAM CARTER
FATHER TO THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th JULY 1887
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SIMMONS
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1886
AGED 46 YEARS
............

RICHARD JAMES CARTER 1868
Gravesend Reporter, 30th July 1868
"FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT.--- On Saturday morning a sad accident happened on the river, near to the Clifton Marine Parade, whereby a young man named Richard James Carter, 17 years of age, met his death through the capsizing of a boat. As soon as the melancholy affair was known to the deceased's parents, who reside at Denton, a reward was offered for the recovery of the body, and on Wednesday evening, at six o'clock, two young men named James Minter and Sotherton, whilst on the river in a boat, found the body of the deceased floating in about mid channel, and they brought it to the Town Pier, and gave information to the police.
   An inquest was held at the Town Hall, by E. A. Hilder, Esq., coroner, on Thursday afternoon, and from the evidence adduced, it appeared that deceased was employed in a dock boat belonging to the East and West India Docks.
   On the morning of the 25th ult., deceased and a young man named William Smith, in the employ of the London Dock Co., were sailing in a dock boat on the river, to go alongside a ship, and when against the vessel, a heavy wind from the ship's quarter struck the boat, and took all the power out of her rudder, and she plunged into the river and both occupants were immersed. There was an ebb tide, and the wind was blowing hard from the eastward at the time. Smith managed to secure two sculls , and placing one under each arm, succeeded in keeping himself afloat. Deceased was seen struggling in the water for two or three minutes, and then disappeared. There was no vessel near at the time that could render any assistance, and neither the deceased nor Smith could swim. Smith was shortly afterwards picked up, Both were skilled in the management of sailing boats. Every precaution was taken in properly managing her and the occurrence was purely accidental. ----- Verdict, "Accidentally drowned.""

JAMES WILLIAM CARTER 1881
The Times, 17th October 1881
   "Nothing has been seen or heard of the steam tug Napoleon, of London, William Houghton, Master, since last Friday afternoon, when she went to the assistance of the ship Allanshaw 10 or 15 miles off the North Foreland, in answer to a signal of distress from the ship. The Napoleon is supposed to have foundered in the gale with all hands, nine in number"

The Times, 22nd October 1881
   "Mr W. Watkins, the owner of the steam tug Napoleon, writes from 20, London street, E.C., in reference to the paragraph in The Times of Wednesday concerning this missing tug, supposed to have foundered off the North Foreland in the heavy gale of yesterday week; "I regret to say that there is no news of either vessel or crew, and I have now given up all hope of their safety. These men had been endeavouring to render assistance to the ship Allanshaw, which vessel was returning disabled after collision, and with loss of sails, anchor and chains. Most of the crew had been many years in my service, and six of them were married, and leave widows and 17 children" Mr Watkins appeals for help on behalf of the families"
   The same edition of The Times reports that an over turned ship's boat was washed up at Calais, under it, was the dead body of one of the crew.

10.   DOUBLE HEADSTONE

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
THOS. JACKSON
DIED YE 5th OF MAY 
1748 AGED 55 
YEARS 
ALSO ONE SON & 
THREE DAUGHTERS 

MARY WIFE OF
THO. JACKSON
OF YS PARISH WHO
DYED OCTOR. 3rd
1730
AGED 43 YEARS
----------------Ground Level--------------
"All now [ ]ocks one [      ]
[ ]ff the Glass that Runs for the [      ]
[      ] Time make no Delay I in my P[rime]
was Snatched Away"
.............

11.   HEADSTONE, FLAT PLAIN LEDGER AND FOOTSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
LUCY WIFE OF JOSEPH GOLDSMITH
OF THIS PARISH DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1790
AGED 28 YEARS
LUCY GOLDSMITH DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE DIED 28th JULY 1806 AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO 6 CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO THE ABOVE JOSEPH GOLDSMITH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 14th 1827 AGED 66 YEARS
LIKEWISE SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1836 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH NORTON THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1856 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO JOHN REDGRAVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1877 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH REDGRAVE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH & SARAH GOLDSMITH
WHO DIED AT CASTLEMAIN, VICTORIA
AUGUST 4th 1881 AGED 71 YEARS
............

JOSEPH GOLDSMITH, OF CHALK, Victualler 1827
P.C.C. Will dated 7th June 1827
   To daughter Sarah wife of Robert Hills of Shorne, Thatcher, £50. Residue of personal estate to his wife, Sarah and William Hughes of Gravesend, Carpenter, his executors, in trust. They are to collect money together and to sell and convert to money, except household furniture, plate, linen and china, and stock and utensils used in his trade. The trade to be carried on by his wife , for life, if landlord consents. She is to maintain and educate his children, except Sarah Hills. An inventory to be made to distinguish his property. His executors shall permit his wife , for as long as she is his widow, to use household furniture etc. After her death, or remarriage, executors to stand possessed of this property, in trust, to sell. His wife is to have money generated by personal estate and to pay his funeral and probate costs and debts. Surplus to be placed in Public Funds, upon trust. The interest to his wife for life; if she remarries, then upon trust, to pay her £100, if she does remarry, William Hughes will sell his stock and utensils, in trust, and invest proceeds in Public Funds. Hughes will also hold personal estate, in trust, for testator's children, except Sarah Hills, to be equally divided amongst them when all are 21.
   In meantime interest is to be use for their benefit, i.e. education, etc. Wife is guardian of children, after her death or remarriage, Hughes will be guardian.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Solicitor, Gravesend and Benjamin Jolly
   Proved 11th December 1827. Later note states: "administration with will, of goods not administered, granted April 1856"

12.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH LORDEN
DIED 10th OCTR. 1858
AGED 4 YEARS & 10 MONTHS
HENRY LORDEN
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 28th DECEMBER 1867
AGED 46 YEARS
SOPHIA LORDEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 13th JANUARY 1881
AGED 69 YEARS
"Happy Souls thy Days are Ended,
All thy Mourning Hours below,
Go by Angel Guards Attended,
To the Sight of Jesus, go"
............

13.   HEADSTONE, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
DEBORAH DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY EDWARDS
OF WEST MALLING
WHO DIED 6th JULY 1808
AGED 46 YEARS
............

14.   HEADSTONE,  (LEANING AGAINST SOUTH WALL)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN STEDMAN
DIED NOVEMBER 14th 189[3]
AGED 74 YEARS
"Gone to Rest"
............

15a.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE STEDMAN
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1886
AGED 44 YEARS
"Farewell thou Dear Departed One,
Lamenting is in Vain,
We Hope in Heaven when Jesus Calls,
To Meet with Thee Again"
ALSO MATILDA STEDMAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 15th 1890
AGED 48 YEARS
(Below this point are the following crudely painted words,
there is no corresponding entry in the Burial Register)
[    ] STEDMAN, SON
DIED AUG. 13th 1934
............

15b.   PEDESTALS, ROCKS AND CROSS  (POST DUNCAN)

EAST SIDE
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARGARET REDSELL
DIED JUNE 4th 1923 AGED 62 YEARS
"A Light is from our Household Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Stilled,
A Place is Vacant at our Hearth,
Which Never can be Filled"

NORTH SIDE
ALSO ALFRED
HUSBAND OF
MARGARET REDSELL
BORN FEB. 5th 1866 DIED APRIL 19th 1930
............

16.   Large Ledger with Rocks and Horizontal Cross (See Interior)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD GOLDSMITH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT HIGHAM 2nd JULY 1869 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1875 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD
YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER 8th MAY 1883 AGED 46 YEARS
AND SARAH JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT ST. LEONARDS ON SEA 8th NOV. 1926 AGED 91 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd"
............

17.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

[IN] MEMORY OF
[ROSE MARY] SUNNUCKS
DIED FEBY. 20Th 1885
AGED 1 YEAR & 3 MONTHS
"For of Such is the
Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO OF THOMAS CURD SUNNUCKS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 20th 1891
IN HIS 36th YEAR
"Requiscat in Pace"
ALSO ELLEN WIFE OF THOMAS GREEN
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE THOMAS CURD SUNNUCKS
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1905 AGED 49 YEARS
............

18.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
CAPTAIN JAMES NICOLLS
OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT
OF ARTILLERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th AUGUST 1870
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO HARRIOTT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
15th OCTOBER 1884
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO JULIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
30th AUGUST 1889
AGED 52 YEARS
............

19.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE (ONCE RAILED IN)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE JOHN WYATT M. A. CLERK
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 12th 1856
IN HIS 65th YEAR
............

REV. GEORGE JOHN WYATT, OF SEAFORD, SUSSEX 1856
P.C.C. Will dated 15th February 1850
   All property, real and personal, to daughter, Isabella Jane Josephine Wyatt, also lands in Borsted?, Steyne?, Linsfield?, and Worth, all in Sussex.
   Witnesses: James Singer Turner of Seaford, John Reeces of Seaford and Henry Prodgger of Seaford

Affidavit dated 29th October 1856
   James Singer Turner, Yeoman is sworn. He is surviving witness to the will of George Wyatt, formerly of Brighton, afterwards of Seaford but late of Milton next Gravesend. He states that Wyatt signed the will in his presence and of the other witnesses, and that at the same time, he and the other witnesses signed in the presence of the testator and each other.
    Proved 31st October 1856

20.   HEADSTONE AND BODY STONE

IN MEMORY OF
SAMUEL GORDON
OF YS PARISH WHO DIED 11th NOV. 1761
AGED 23 YEARS
............

SAMUEL GORDON, OF CHALK, YEOMAN 1761
P.C.C. Will dated 17th June 1761
   To Mr John Sutton of Rochester, Carpenter, Mr James Pearson of Chalk, Victualler and Mrs Isabella Nourse* of Thong, widow, I guinea each for a ring. To wife Rebecca all his real and personal estate, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Millen, John Wyburn and William Fry
   Proved 26th November 1761
* Widow of the Vicar of Higham

21.   DOUBLE HEADSTONE AND 2 FOOTSTONES


BUTCHER HEADSTONE
THIS VERY FINE MONUMENT TO JOHN AND ELIZABETH BUTCHER, 1762 & 1757,
IS VERY WELL PRESERVED, THE CARVING STILL CRISP. NOTE THE EARS OF WHEAT.

IN MEMORY OF IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN BUTCHER
JOHN BUTCHER OF OF YS PARISH, YEOMAN
THIS PARISH, YEOMAN WHO DIED
WHO DIED SEP. YE 13th 1762
OCT. YE 2[3rd ] 1757 AGED 58 YEARS
AGED 52 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS & FOUR DAUGHTERS
............

JOHN BUTCHER, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1762
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 10th September 1762
   To sons John and Thomas Butcher and daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah Butcher, all his goods, ready money, etc., in equal shares. An inventory is to be made If the value is more than £100 for each child, then daughter Frances, wife of John Bryant, who has already had £100 from the testator, will be entitled to equal share of surplus.
   Son John Butcher and James Deadman of Chalk, Yeoman are executors. Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: Mark of Henry Salmon and William Toy
   Proved 8th October 1762

Inventory dated 5th & 6th October 1762, appraised by William Weekes & Richard Fisher
   He seems to have a large house, 10 rooms, plus milk house, brew house and wash house. 67 acres of ploughed land, 2 carts, 2 wagons, 13 horses, 37 cattle, 1 bull stag ?, 395 sheep, 60 lambs, 4 pigs, 74 fowls. £50 cash in house, 2 wigs, mahogany tea board and chest, black teapot, 6 delft plates, delft bowl, 4 chine cups, 5 saucers. Total value of inventory £811 9s 1d.

22.   HEADSTONE AND 2 FOOTSTONES (FLAKING)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN COOKE
WHO DIED
AT TILBURY IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX
[AUGUS]T 30th 183[2]
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO
MR WILLIAM ELLIOTT
OF THIS PARISH SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
JOHN COOKE
WHO DIED APRIL 28th 1849
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN COOKE
WHO DIED JUNE 30th 1852
AGED 70 YEARS

REAR
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE ELLIOTT
WHO DIED FEBY. 13Th 1855 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO
AUGUSTUS ELLIOTT
WHO DIED DECR. 9Th 1872 AGED 30 YEARS

............

23.   PORTLAND STONE CHEST TOMB WITH GREY TOP


BAKER AND ROSE TOMB, 1795 - 1872
WHEN LELAND DUNCAN WAS HERE IN 1922, THIS TOMB WAS SURROUNDED BY RAILINGS AND THE INSCRIPTION ON THE LEDGER WAS NOT RECORDED. IT IS A PITY THAT THE PIECE
OF CORNER PANEL WAS NOT RESTORED WHEN IT BECAME DETACHED

                                                          TOP  (MISSED OUT BY DUNCAN)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ROSE OF THE PARISH OF
BERMONDSEY IN THE COUNTY OF
SURRY, GENT. AND CITIZEN OF LONDON
WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 5th 1795
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN ROSE WHO DIED APRIL THE 13th
1796 AGED 44? YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THOMAS BAKER
OF THIS PARISH, GENT. AND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE JOHN ROSE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY THE 14th? 1797
AGED 43 YEARS LEFT ISSUE THREE
SONS AND EIGHT DAUGHTERS
ALSO THE ABOVE SAID
THOMAS BAKER, GENT. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 8th OF FEBRUARY 1809
AGED 63 YEARS


NORTH SIDE
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS SON OF
THOMAS AND MARY BAKER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1794 AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1799 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO JOHN ROSE BAKER OF THIS PARISH GENT.
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1847 AGED [66 YEARS]
ALSO SOPHIA OAKES BAKER WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1872 AGED 89 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY BAKER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 1st 1830 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY SAXELBYE THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1844 AGED 69 YEARS
LIKEWISE ESTHER BAKER
WHO DIED APRIL 6th 1845 AGED 65 YEARS

EAST SIDE
IN MEMORY
OF EDWARD SON OF
JOHN ROSE AND
SOPHIA OAKES
BAKER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 29th
1838 AGED 18 YEARS

WEST SIDE
IN MEMORY
OF 4 SONS OF THOMAS
AND MARY BAKER
(VIZ) EDWARD,
EDWARD, BING
AND TAMKIN
WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY
............

JOHN ROSE, OF FIVE FOOT LANE, BERMONDSEY, Carman 1795
P.C.C. Will dated 14th August 1788
   To grand daughter, Mary Baker, daughter of Thomas and Mary Baker of Chalk, £100 4% consolidated Bank Stock at 21 or day of marriage; to housekeeper, Mary Evans, £5; to Edward Baker, Junior of Borden, Kent, Gentleman, £5 for his trouble as executor . His freehold new brick house, where he now lives, and new brick stable, which he has lately built, and yard, garden and field, behind and adjoining the house and stable, with a wooden stable in the yard and a small shed in the field, adjoining the fence and ground of William Richardson, Esquire, in Five Foot Lane, to son John Rose and lawful heirs, for ever.
   Also to son John, 2 double brick houses in Five Foot Lane, west of Richardson's property, and 2 freehold wooden houses adjoining the brick house on the north, for ever.
   If his son dies without lawful heirs, then the houses to daughter Mary Baker, for life. After her death, then to her children, equally shared. To son John , 6 Carr Room figures ?, numbers, 21,82, 91, 121,252 and 368, for ever. In default of any heirs of John, then to Mary Baker and to her heirs, equally. Also to son John, interest on £1,000 3% consolidated Bank Stock for life; after his death, to Mary Baker, for life, then equally to her children. Also to son John, household furniture. Plate, linen, china and clothes, stock in trade, horses, carts, carriages, harnesses and things related to business. Rest of freeholds in and near Five Foot Lane, on east side of property bequeathed above, east of gateway and next to the Ship and Blind Ball public house, and 2 wooden houses with shed and garden adjoining behind and adjoining above house on east side of courtyard and a 10 foot cart way adjoining the garden and new house and shed newly built. The rents of theses properties to Mary Baker for life, and then equally to her lawful heirs. If there is any dispute regarding passage through the gate way from Five Foot Lane to property behind it, the property to be held in common. To Mary Baker 5 Carr Room figures ?, numbers 55, 101, 112, 117 and 220 and all benefit from them for life ? After her death, to her lawful heirs. Also to Mary Baker, interest on £1.200 4% consolidated Bank Annuities or sum left at his death, then to her lawful heirs, equally, at 21.
   His leasehold houses, stables in White's Grounds, Southwark, which he rents from Thomas Tyers ?, Esquire, to his son in law, Thomas Baker for remainder of term, all profits, subject to payment of rents, etc. Residue to his son and daughter, equally. Son John, Thomas Baker and Edward Baker are executors.
   Witnesses: William Holder, Guildhall, London, John Holmes, Clerk to Mr Holder and Joseph Castle.
   Proved 31st December 1795. Edward Baker has died since will was made.

JOHN ROSE BAKER, OF CHALK, Esquire 1847
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 12th November 1844
   Wines, liquors and other consumables to wife Sophia Oakes Baker, also household furniture and utensils, plate, linen, books, china, pictures, prints for her life. After her death, to be divided equally between his children, John Rose, George Mair, Eliza and Marianne Baker.
   Trustees to make an inventory of the above, this to be signed by wife, one copy to her, one to executors. To daughters Eliza and Marianne, £1,000 each; to his wife, an annuity of £200 for life, purchased from his personal estate. Also to wife and sons , John Rose and George Mair, all real estate he holds as mortgagee or trustee, upon trust, to sell, if they think fit.
   Remainder of personal estate to wife and sons, upon trust, to divide equally amongst his children, John, George, Eliza and Marianne.
   Much of this will is taken up with technical details concerning trusts.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs Essell, Hayward and Essell.
   Proved 8th September 1847

MARY SAXELBYE, OF ROCHESTER, Widow 1844
P.C.C. Will dated 9th February 1837
   After all debts and funeral expenses are paid, to brother John Rose Baker, the sum, ?, "the bond I have destroyed". To brother William Holder Baker, £300; to brother Edward Baker, £300; to nephew John Rose Baker, 3200; to nephew Edward Baker, £200;to nephew Thomas Lomas, £200; to sister Esther, household furniture, plate, linen, china, books, clothes, jewels, trinkets, watch, etc. Interest from all ready money, mortgages and securities for money lent, money in public funds, to be shared equally between her 3 sisters and niece, Charlotte Sophia Stevens, Esther Baker, Sophia Baker and Matilda Lomas, for life. After the deaths of her sisters, the capital to be shared equally amongst her nephews and nieces, Charlotte Stevens, to have her proportion with her cousins. Nephews John Rose Baker, Edward Baker and Thomas Lomas are executors.
   Not witnessed.
Affidavit dated 16th and 17th May 1844
   Charles Julius Morgan of 4 University Street, St. Pancras, Gentleman and Thomas Francis of 5 Angel Court, Throgmorton Street, City of London, Stock Broker, are sworn. They declare they were well acquainted with Mary Saxelbye and with her handwriting and signature; they have carefully inspected the will and believe the handwriting and signature are in the hand of the deceased, and sign the affidavit accordingly.
   Proved 18th May 1844. Power reserved to Thomas Lomas. Note in margin: 6th February 1846 Administration granted to Thomas Lomas

24.   LEDGER ON A RED BRICK BASE


JAMES PEARSON
CHEST TOMB OF JAMES PEARSON AND ANN PEARSON, 1775 AND 1764.
IMMEDIATELY TO THE LEFT IS THE FALLEN HEADSTONE OF WILLIAM
PEARSON, 1775. IN THE CENTRE, IS THE HEADSTONE OF JOHN BUTCHER,
1762, AND TO THE LEFT OF THAT, THE HEADSTONE OF JOHN COOKE, 1832.

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
ANN WIFE OF JAMES PEARSON
WHO DIED THE 5th OF MAY 1764
AGED 41 ? YEARS
ANN THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY
ALSO JOHN PEARSON WHO
DIED THE 12th JUNE 1775 AGED 51
YEARS
............

25.   FALLEN HEADSTONE, PARTY BURIED

NEAR THIS PLACE IS DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS
OF WILLIAM PEARSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 26th OCT. 1775
AGED 57 YEARS
............

JAMES PEARSON THE ELDER, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1775
P.C.C. Will dated 10th June 1775
   To brother William of Bromfield (sic), Gentleman and Bejamin Hubble of Singlewell, Yeoman, his freehold and leasehold houses and lands in Chalk, for ever, upon trust. This property was purchased from William Reed of Gravesend, Brewer. Trustees to receive rents, etc., for the maintenance and education of his son James until he is 21. When he is 21, his son will have the property, for ever. If he dies before he is 21, without lawful heirs, then the trustees will hold the property, together with household furniture, and goods, money, investments, cattle, stock, implements and personal estate, upon trust. Trustees to have an inventory made and to pay his debts and funeral costs, etc. They are to raise £200 from his personal estate and to invest this sum in the Public Funds. The interest is to be paid in equal shares to Sarah Franks the Younger and Ann Franks, his two children by Sarah Franks the Elder. The interest is for their maintenance until they are 21. When they are 21, the capital will be transferred to them. If both died pre 21, then the £200 goes into his personal estate. His property and the £200 to be used by trustees for the benefit and advancement of son James. Trustees can carry on farming business for benefit of son, or they can sell the farm and lands, etc., using the interest from the capital for his son's benefit, (except £20 to each of trustees for their trouble), until he is 21.
   If he son dies without lawful heirs, before he is 21, the freehold estate goes to testator's brothers, William, Thomas and John Pearson, equally. The leasehold estate and his personal estate will also go equally to his three brothers. Trustees to receive £20 each for "their care and trouble", they are also executors.
Pearson signs the will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Ferries, Thomas French and John Pattinson
   Proved 6th June 1775

26.   HEADSTONE AND 2 FOOTSTONES


BUCKLAND, KEGG AND EVANS HEADSTONE
WILLIAM BUCKLAND 1755
WILLIAM KEGG 1767
MARY EVANS, WIDOW OF BOTH THE ABOVE, 1773

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BUCKLAND
WHO DIED 15th JUNE 1755 AGED 27 YEARS
AND OF DOROTHY HIS DAUGHTER BY
MARY HIS WIFE AGED 6 MONTHS
ALSO WILLIAM KEGG
LATE OF THE PARISH OF STROOD
WHO DIED 17th SEP. 1767 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MARY THE WIFE OF
WILLIAM EVANS
OF THE PARISH OF STROOD WHO DIED
MAY YE 3rd 1773 AGED 48 YEARS
---------Ground Level----------
"In Testimony of Two Faithful Husbands"
............

WILLIAM KEGG,OF STROOD, Flint Knapper and Victualler 1767
P.C.C. Will dated 19th November 1760
   To kinsman John Hillock and to Hester, daughter of his aunt Elizabeth Hillock, 1/- each "and no more". To wife Mary all his real and personal estate, stock in trade, money, debts, furniture, etc., for ever. If his wife dies without a will, then his estate to his wife's sister, Sarah Hull and kinsman John Hillock and Hester Hillock, for ever. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Sarah Ashdown, Mark of Henry Loft and John Bowes, Junior.
   Proved 16th October 1767

27.    HEADSTONE (STEEP ANGLE)

IN MEMORY OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND ANN OLIVER
WHO DIED THE 20th OF APRIL 1825
IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF HER AGE
............

28.   HEADSTONE, ERODED (FROM DUNCAN)

[HERE LYETH]
[THE BODY OF]
WILLIAM GRINHILL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1720
AGED 56 YEARS
............

29.   HEADSTONE


MARY GREENHILL HEADSTONE, 1717/18
THIS HEADSTONE OF MARY GREENHILL IS IN MARKED CONTRAST
TO THE ADJOINING STONE OF HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM, WHO DIED
IN 1720/21, THE INSCRIPTION OF WHICH, IS COMPLETELY ERODED.

HERE
LYETH THE
BODY OF MARY
YE WIFE OF WILLIAM
GREENHILL OF YE PARISH
OF CHALK WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 1[  ] DAY OF
MARCH 1717 [AGED]
43 YEARS SHE WAS
MOTHER OF 4 CHILDREN
WHICH LYETH BY HER
............

WILLIAM GREENHILL OF CHALK, Husbandman 1721
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 30th October 1710
   To sister Elizabeth Lander wife of William Lander and her four children, John Howard, William, John and Mary Lander, 1s each; to cousin John Vidgen of Meopham and his wife Judith, and their children, John, Judith and Mary, 1s each. After his debts, funeral expences, etc., are paid, residue to wife Mary for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Mark of Lawrence Evans, Robert Whitfield and George Morton

30.   HEADSTONE, PART FLAKED OFF


DOROTHY GOODWIN HEADSTONE, 1719

HERE [LIETH THE]
BODY OF [DOROTHY]
WIFE OF JOSEPH GOOD[WIN]
WHO DIED APL. YE 21st
1719 AGED 37 YEARS
"Here lies my Body turned
To Dust, my Hope is I shall
Rise with the Just, Wipe
Away Tears, Weep no
-----------Ground Level----------
More, I am not Lost
But gone Before"
............

31.   HEADSTONE


THOMAS STEPHENS, 1684
THE OLDEST SURVIVING MONUMENT IN THE CHURCHYARD

HERE
LIETH THE
BODY OF THOMAS
STEPHENS, YOUMAN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 2nd? 1684
AGED 40 YEARS
AND ALSO YE BODY OF
2 SONS & 4 DAUGHTERS
ERECTED BY SARA
STEPHENS HIS LOVING
WIFE
............

THOMAS STEPHENS, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1684
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 20th April 1684
   To wife Sarah, his house in Wrotham, occupied by James Wouldham, for life. After her death, then to son Thomas, for ever. His other house and lands in Wrotham and Stanstead, occupied by [      ] Terry to son Thomas, for ever, at 21 years. To wife Sarah his goods and cattle , stock, cash, household goods, implements, on condition that she pay his debts and legacies, that is, to son Thomas £60 at 21; to his two daughters Martha and Elizabeth £60 each at 21 or day of marriage; all three also get a feather bed each, and 4 pewter dishes, at 21. The last bequest from his goods he had before marriage. If his wife remarries, then the property in Wrotham and Stanstead, goes to son Thomas. His wife must pay the legacies within 3 months of remarriage to his "loving friends" Robert Wharton of Shorne, Yeoman and John Crosswell of Rochester, Mealman; they will invest the legacies until his children are 21 or day of marriage of girls, and also manage the properties. Residue to wife, she is also executor, Wharton and Crosswell, overseers.
   Witnesses: Mark of Thomas Boole, Mark of Alice Aldridge and J. Drury
   Proved 6th June 1684

32.   HEADSTONE AND BODY STONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIETT WIFE OF
JAMES GOULD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 1868
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WILKINSON GOULD
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1879
AGED 79 YEARS
"Friends let thy Sleep be the Image of thy Death,
And let it call to thy Mind that thou must within a
Short time Sleep in a Bed of Dust"
ALSO HARRIETT TONYETTE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1887
AGED 46 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
............

33.   HEADSTONE AND LARGE PLAIN LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE MUDDELL
ONLY SISTER OF MRS. JOHN ELLIOTT
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1865
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF JOHN ELLIOTT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1885
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO THE SAID JOHN ELLIOTT
WHO DIED MAY 7th 1891
AGED 83 YEARS
............

34.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
KATHLEEN
WIFE OF HERBERT W. PARR
AND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & SARAH REDSELL
WHO PASSED AWAY 29th JAN. 1914
AGED 34 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM REDSELL
LATE OF EAST COURT FARM
BORN 5th MARCH 1849
PASSED AWAY 13th NOV. 1924
"At Rest"
ALSO SARAH ANN REDSELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN 14th FEB. 1851
PASSED AWAY 15th FEB. 1936
"Loved by All"
............

35.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA REDSELL
WIFE OF
JOHN REDSELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 27th 1860
AGED 48 YEARS
"A Long Suffering, A Faithful Wife,
A Good Mother"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN REDSELL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1872
AGED 65 YEARS
MANY YEARS CLERK OF THIS PARISH
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
ALSO STEPHEN REDSELL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 21st ? [1907]
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT REDSELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 7th 19[27]
AGED 9[1] YEARS
"At Rest"

REAR
IN MEMORY
OF
MARIA REDSELL
PASSED AWAY NOV. 12th 1926
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"
............

36.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
EMMA WIFE OF
THOMAS REDSELL
WHO DIED DECEMBER 17th 1874
AGED 35 YEARS
"Husband Dear my Time is Past,
While Life remained my Love did Last,
But now for me no Sorrow take,
But Love my Children for my Sake"
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
HELEN LOUISA REDSELL
WHO DIED JULY 15th 1903
AGED 41 YEARS
"An Affectionate Son and Loving Husband"
ALSO LOUISA CANTANEO
DAUGHTER OF T. & H.L. REDSELL
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1908
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS REDSELL
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 1st 1922
AGED 84 YEARS
"Into thy Hands I Commend my Spirit"
............

37.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES PURKISS
ONLY SISTER OF
MRS. HENRY OFFORD
WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1867
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FITCH
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1877
AGED 34 YEARS
............

38.   PEDESTALS, FALLEN CROSS AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED PAGE
WHO PASSED AWAY 28th DEC. 1915
(BORN JUNE 3rd 1844)
ALSO OF MARTHA MARIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th APRIL 1918
(BORN 7th JUNE 1851)
............

39.   HEADSTONE LEANING AGAINST S. WALL (FOOTSTONE IN SITU)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT JARRETT
OF RYE, SUSSEX
BORN NOVEMBER 16th 1797
DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1862
............

40.   HEADSTONE, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
THOMAS WHITE
WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1869
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WHITE
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1872
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO THE SAID THOMAS WHITE
WHO DIED 10th JULY 1891
AGED 78 YEARS
............

41.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MABEL FRANCES PATTERSON
WHO DIED FEBY. 4Th 1897
AGED 7 YEARS
"We are but Little Children Weak"
ALSO ALBERT PATTERSON
WHO DIED JULY 15th 1902
AGED 3 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"
ALSO HARRY JAMES PATTERSON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 27th 1913
AGED 54 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
............

41B.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD HENRY DENNIS
DIED 28th MARCH 1942 AGED 58
"At Rest"
............

42.   HEADSTONE


HENRY FAMILY
BURIED IN THE GARDENER GRAVE, ELIZABETH HENRY AND HER TWO
CHILDREN WHO PERISHED IN THE GREENHITHE FIRE OF 1866.

IN MEMORY
OF
FRANCES GARDENER DAUGHTER OF
JOSEPH & SARAH GOLDSMITH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1844
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO JOHN GARDENER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1862
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS HENRY OF GREENHITHE
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1866
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HENRY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO WITH HER TWO CHILDREN ALBERT AGED 4 YEARS
AND WALTER AGED 6 MONTHS
WERE UNFORTUNATELY BURNT AT GREENHITHE
DECEMBER 26th 1866 AGED 32 YEARS
............

ELIZABETH HENRY AND CHILDREN 1866
Gravesend Reporter, 29th December 1866
" CALAMITOUS FIRE AND LOSS OF FOUR LIVES
   One of the most calamitous fires that has ever occurred in this neighbourhood, took place on Wednesday morning last, in the village of Greenhithe, pleasantly situated on the banks of the Thames, about four miles from Gravesend, resulting in the loss of four lives.
   About three o'clock on Wednesday morning the inhabitants were awoke from their slumbers by the alarming cry of "Fire!" Many of those so awoke lost no time in getting out of doors to ascertain the whereabouts of the conflagration, when it was found to be the house of Mrs Henry, grocer opposite the White Hart Inn. By the time that anyone had arrived, the house was totally enveloped in flames. The first alarm was given by a Mr Jones, living opposite, who awoke at about three o'clock, and seeing a great light on his windows, immediately looked out to ascertain the cause, when to his horror, he saw the upstairs rooms in the house occupied by Mrs Henry, quite in a blaze; he at once opened his window, and shouted "Fire!" several times, and then dressing as quickly as possible, went to the coast guard ship, and having hailed them, told them of the fire, when some men from there soon came ashore to render assistance. There was by this time a great crowd of people assembled.
   A messenger was sent to the railway station to telegraph to Dartford for fire engines; but they were informed it was against their rules to send a message at that time; they then went to Mr Martin, butcher, and asked him to drive over to Dartford in his cart, which he did very quickly, but only to return without the engines, saying, that could not send them without a written message from someone guaranteeing the payment of £5 per engine; this was quickly done, and another message dispatched with all haste, when the engines at length appeared after great delay, about six o'clock.
   There was as is usual in such cases, some hindrance which prevented them getting into play for some time after their arrival. So long a time had elapsed between the first alarm which had been given, and the arrival of the engines, that the flames had consequently gained a great hold of the house of Mrs Henry, the destruction of which, it was then seen as inevitable. The inmates of the house were Mrs Henry, her two youngest children, the eldest one, a girl of about ten years of age, having left only the night previous, with her grandmother, for London, Mrs Frances Kempton, sister of Mrs Henry, and Mary Ann Poole, 14 years old, daughter of the next door neighbour, who was acting as servant to Mrs Henry, she being, at the time, without one. The efforts of the helpers to save the inmates were of no avail, they being unable to effect an entrance to the house, the flames having increased considerably, owing no doubt to a quantity of paraffin oil being stowed away in the lower part of the house. Mrs Kempton seeing no means of escape but by jumping out of the window, did so from the back of the house, and fell on the roof of an outhouse, a distance of about 15 feet. She was much injured by the fall, being cut seriously about her head and body, not withstanding which, however, she contrived to get to the ground , and out into the street, by going through the adjoining house, in the occupation of Mr Poole, when she was at once taken to the White Hart, and received proper attendance. Mrs Kempton states that the last she heard of her sister, Mrs Henry, she was calling out, "For God's sake, save the children". But all the efforts that were put forth for that purpose were unavailing, the house falling in, thus burying the unfortunate inmates. By this time the flames had hold of the next house, Mr Poole's, attacking it first at the top, and thus burning downwards. Mr Poole was just able to save his wife and eight children before any of them were injured, except Mrs Poole, who sustained some rather severe injuries. The whole of the furniture, stock, etc., was destroyed, not any article being rescued from the burning house. When one of the engines went to work, all hands worked with great perseverance till the flames were considerably got under. Then a search was commenced among the ruins for the remains of those who were supposed to have perished. The charred remains of three of the sufferers were found, but the body of the infant was nor found till about mid day on Thursday. Great praise is due to all those who so readily gave their assistance; the police, who attended from Dartford, under the direction of Supt. Brandon, rendered efficient help.
   The two houses destroyed were the property of Miss Wheatley, of Rosherville, and were insured in the West Kent Fire Office for £500.
   An inquest was opened on Thursday at 5 o'clock, at the White Hart, before C. J. Cartarr, Esq., coroner for West Kent, on the bodies of the four who lost their lives by the fire. The jury having been sworn, went to view the bodies, which presented a shocking spectacle, nothing being left to show that they were human remains there being only a few charred bones. Mr James Goldsmith, of Gravesend, deposed that the deceased Elizabeth Henry, 32 years of age, was his niece and the widow of Thomas Henry, who died only four months back. Deceased had three children, Bertie, aged four years, Walter, aged six months, both of whom perished in the fire, and Maria, aged ten, who was taken away the previous night to London by her grandmother. Frances Kempton, a sister of Mrs Henry resided in the house with her.
   Henry Poole, wheelwright, residing next door to Mrs Henry, deposed that his daughter, Mary Ann Poole, fourteen years of age, was acting as servant to Mrs Henry. He last saw her about ten o'clock on Tuesday night, when she was about leaving to go into Mrs Henry's to sleep. In answer to a juror, witness said that his wife saw her a little later in the evening. He was quite satisfied that his daughter's remains were amongst those which were found.
   The coroner remarked that he thought it would be advisable to adjourn the inquest for a week or so, to give time for Mrs Kempton to sufficiently recover, as she would necessarily be a very important witness, and it would also give time for the collection of evidence regarding the fire. It was ultimately agreed to adjourn the inquiry to Thursday, the 10th of January, at one o'clock."

43.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED TO THE
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JAMES BANNISTER
DIED MAY 7th 1863 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
EMMA BANNISTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th JAN. 1926
IN HER 102nd YEAR
MARY BANNISTER
DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1825 AGED 6 MONTHS
THOMAS
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1834 AGED 3 YEARS
WILLIAM
DIED MARCH 1st 1839 IN HIS INFANCY
ANN
DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1849 AGED 20 YEARS
JAMES
DIED JULY 17th 1859 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES BANNISTER
DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1865 AGED [69] YEARS
............

44.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE


WESTBROOK FAMILY

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF JOHN WESTBROOK
OF THIS PARISH DIED 24th MARCH 1799
AGED 39 YEARS
WILLIAM WESTBROOK SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 14th JUNE 1793 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO 4 CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO THE ABOVE MR. JOHN WESTBROOK
WHO DIED 5th AUGUST 1817 AGED 54 YEARS
MR. JAMES WESTBROOK
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1828
AGED 25 YEARS
LIKEWISE SARAH SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN WESTBROOK
DIED 7th NOVEMBER 1828 AGED 54 YEARS
LIKEWISE EDWARD WESTBROOK
DIED 19th JUNE 1830 AGED 25 YEARS

...........

JOHN WESTBROOK, OF CHALK, Gentleman 1817
P.C.C. Will dated 10th June 1817
   Appoints friends William Burren of Chatham, Hairdresser, Thomas Man of Northfleet, Farmer and George Jewell of St. Mary Cray, Victualler, executors, to each of them, 10 guineas. Wife Sarah gets £20 for mourning and £100. Proper mourning to be provided for his executors and children. To son John his mahogany wardrobe, and to daughter Mary, his single mahogany and cedar chest of drawers; to wife all plate, linen clothes and rest of household furniture. Live and dead stock, crops, utensils and implements of husbandry, etc., to be sold and the money and any other funds he may have, to be invested in 5% Navy Annuities. All this money to his children in equal shares, John, Mary, Harriett, James, Edward, Charles, Sarah and Caroline. Executors can pay premiums of not more than £50 for placing any of his sons apprentice, if not already placed by him. He revokes appointment of Thomas Man as executor and trustee.
   Witnesses: Martha Adams , Christopher Bedingfield and Charles Pearson,

Codicil dated 30th 1817
   He revokes legacy of £100 to wife, instead he gives her the annual percentage on £800 of 5% Navy Stock, for life, as long as she remains his widow. This £800 reserbed out of his children's share of the estate and residue of personal estate. After her death, or remarriage, the £800 to his children or their heirs. Daughter Mary's share to be paid when she is 30, she is to be paid interest as executors think fit
   Witnesses: John Todd, Stone Mason, Dartford and Christopher Bedingfield, Gravesend
   Proved 21st August 1817

JAMES WESTBROOK, OF CHALK, Gentleman 1829
P.C.C. Will dated 2nd September 1828
   Appoints good friend Charles Young of Whitechapel, Brewer and George Fidler of St. Margaret, Rochester, Shopkeeper, executors. To them, upon trust, his houses, lands, personal estate, etc., they to sell, and after paying debts, etc., to pay residue to his mother Sarah.
   Witnesses: Henry Howard, Mary Fidler and Harriet Howard
   Proved 21st March 1829 Power reserved to George Fidler.

SARAH WESTBROOK, OF CHALK, Widow 1829
P.C.C. Will dated 20th October 1828
   Household furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., to be sold and , after debts are paid, the residue to her five children, Harriott, wife of George Howard, Edward, Charles, Sarah and Caroline Westbrook, equally. Her late son James Westbrook, by his will, left her the residue of his estate, she now gives this to her children, equally shared, as soon as it is recovered from his executors. The share of her two youngest daughters, Sarah and Caroline, is to be paid to Harriott Howard, upon trust. She is to invest it in the Chatham Savings Bank at interest. Harriott will use her discretion to supplement the income with their father's legacy, for their maintenance and education until they are 21 or married. Brother, Richard Furner of Fleet Market, London, Salesman and son Edward of Dartford, Grocer, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Fidler and Henry Howard
   Proved 28th January 1829

EDWARD WESTBROOK, OF CHALK, Grocer 1830
P.C.C. Will dated 18th June 1830
   Personal estate, except clothes, ............ ?, to executors, in trust, to pay legacies.
   To Mr Elwin of Dartford, Grocer and his wife (not named), 5 guineas each for a mourning ring; to Mr Howard of Rochester, Baker (brother in law ?), 6 guineas, and to his wife, (Harriott?), 3 guineas each for mourning; to Mr Richard Furner, 6 guineas and to his wife, (not named) 3 guineas for mourning; to his brother, Charles, all clothes and 6 guineas for mourning; to Sarah Whitehead, servant of Mr Elwin, 19 guineas, "for her kindness to me during my illness"; to Mr George Jewell of Dartford, Gentleman, 6 guineas for mourning.
   Residue to brother Charles and Richard Furner, upon trust, to be invested in best Government Funds; the interest to his sisters, Sarah and Caroline, until they are 21, then the capital to be paid to his siblings in equal shares, Charles, Sarah, Caroline and Harriott Howard. Brother Charles and Richard Furner are executors and trustees.
   Signs with a mark (is he very weak ?)
Witnesses: Henry Trimmer, Orange Street, Farringdon Market and James Hooker, Clerk to Mr Shepherd, Bartlett's Buildings.

Affidavit dated 29th June 1830
   James Hooker of 11 Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, Gentleman, is sworn. He is one of witnesses, and states that he and Henry Trimmer, the other witness, were present together with the deceased when alterations and insertions were made to the will, and was present when deceased made his mark.
   Proved 1st July 1830

45.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK ARTHUR
THE YOUNGER
AND DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
RICHARD AND JANE MILLIS
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 15th 1898
AGED 18 YEARS
"Waiting in Holy Stillness, Wrapt in Sleep,
He sis Gone but not Forgotten,
Never Shall his Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts shall always Linger,
Round the Spot where he is Laid"

WEST SIDE
ALSO JANE
BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD MILLIS
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 9th 1919
IN HER 81st YEAR
"Weep not for Her whom God hath
Blessed"

SOUTH SIDE
IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
FRANK SON OF
RICHARD & JANE MILLIS
AT REST JUNE 29th 1912
AGED 41 YEARS
"Thy Toils are o'er, thy Troubles
[are] from Earthly Cares
Released, thine Eyelids [are] Closed"
............

46.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN JAMES
WHO WAS DROWNED OFF THE TUG BRITANNIA
APRIL 24th 1909 AGED 23 YEARS
SIDNEY ERNEST
DIED MAY 26th 1909 AGED 20 YEARS
AND WILLIE WHO DIED IN INFANCY
SONS OF
BENJAMIN AND MARY THOMAS
"They from their Toils are Free
Who in God's Keeping Safely Be"
............

BENJAMIN THOMAS 1909
The Times
  
"As stated in the Second Edition of The Times on Saturday, the tug Britannia, which belonged to the United Steam Tug Company, foundered in Northfleet Hope, an inlet of the Thames near Gravesend, after collision with the Bazalgette, a London County Council sewage steamer, early on Saturday morning, and five of the crew were drowned.
   The Bazalgette was on her way from Barking Reach to the Borrow Deeps for the purpose of shooting sewage, and the Britannia, which left the Royal Terrace Pier, Gravesend, about 3 o'clock, was proceeding up the river to Albert Docks. The vessels approached the other at Northfleet Hope, and it is stated that the tug blew her whistle to signify that the Bazalgette was to steer to port. She hove round but the strong flood tide, it is believed, carried her on and brought her into collision with the tug on the starboard side amidships.
   The Bazalgette sailed right over the tug, which sank in less than a minute with the five men, who were below deck. The captain of the tug, Mr James Curtis, and Frank Box, the mate, who were on the bridge at the time of the collision, and were thrown into the river, were rescued, the first by Captain Aylward, of the barge, Kestrel, which was anchored near Northfleet Hope, and the second by the crew of the Bazalgette.
   The names of the men drowned are George Jefferies, engineer, Norfolk – street, Gravesend, who leaves a widow and a several children; Benjamin Thomas, second fireman, Gravesend, single; William Trigmore, second mate, Woolwich, single; Harry Livett, ship's boy, Gravesend."

47.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY READER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1886
AGED 36 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
............

48.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM OWEN
BELOVED HUSBAND OF HANNAH TWOCOCK
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1893
AGED 71 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE
HANNAH TWOCOCK
WHO DIED DECR. 25Th 1896
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED JAMES TWOCOCK
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1907
AGED 5 ½ YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"
............

49.   CURB, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

MOTHER SEPTEMBER 20th 1916 KATIE OCTOBER 1st 1917

(FROM REGISTERS)
MARY ANN UTTING AGED 75 & KATE UTTING AGED 46
............

50.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ROSE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM G. FOTHERGILL
WHO DIED JULY 15th 1919
AGED 51 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
............

51.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE ELIZABETH READER
WHO DIED JAN. 5th 1914
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO RICHARD JOHN READER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1916
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 16th 1882
AGED 4 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

51b.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE LESLIE FOTHERGILL
1906 – 2004
AND
HIS INFANT NEPHEW
KENNETH GEORGE BAXTER
............

51C.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES FOTHERGILL
1871 – 1946
ALSO HIS WIFE
EMMA ELIZABETH
1878 – 1949
AND THEIR SON CHARLES
1903 – 1922 BURIED AT SEA
"At Rest"
............

52.   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[SACED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN READER
WHO DIED 9th OF MARCH
1868
AGED 74 YEARS
............

53.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
HANNANH WIFE OF
RICHARD READER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF FEBRUARY 1818 AGED 60 YEARS
"Farewell Vain World, I know enough of Thee,
I Value not what thou canst say of Me,
Thy Smiles I court not, nor thy Frowns I Fear,
All's one to Me, my Head Lies Quiet Here,
What you have seen Amiss in Me take Care and Shun,
And look at Home, enough there's to be Done"
............

54.   HEADSTONE, VERY WORN

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD READER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 11th OF FEBRUARY
AGED 66 YEARS
[ Eroded Verses]
............

RICHARD READER, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1823
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 31st January 1823
   To son Richard, £50; to son William, £150; to daughter Hannah, wife of Jesse Stevens of Frindsbury, Labourer, £50. His house in Chalk, with land, the north side fronting the road from Chalk to Higham, 40 feet on the east side, abutting garden grounds belonging to him, 40 feet on the south side, 40 feet on the west side, abutting garden ground belonging to him, to son John, for ever. Fences to be erected on the east, south and west sides, and to be maintained by sons, John and James. Residue of freeholds in Chalk or elsewhere and all real estate equally shared between sons, John and James, for ever. Household goods and furniture, plate, linen and china to son John; residue of personal estate to sons John and James, equally. James is executor.
   Witnesses: James Edmed, Solicitor, Gravesend, Joseph Goldsmith and Richard Russell
   Proved 27th February 1823,. son James is an Husbandman of Chalk, value of goods under £600.

55.   HEADSTONE

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
THOMAS NEWMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SEPTR. 28Th 1846
AGED 46 YEARS
"An Affectionate Husband and Kind Parent"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 30th 1862
AGED 65 YEARS
"In Love She Lived, in Peace She Died"
ALSO JAMES THEIR SON
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ERECTED BY THEIR AFFECTIONATE SONS
............

56.   HEADSTONE, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
THOMAS NEWMAN
SON OF
FRANCIS AND SUSANNAH NEWMAN
OF STAMFORD HILL, MIDDLESEX
LATE QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
IN H.M. 70th REGIMENT
DIED SUDDENLY ON HIS WAY FROM
GRAVESEND TO CHATHAM
AFTER 22 YEARS SERVICE
16th JULY 1855
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS NEWMAN
UNCLE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1846
AGED 46 YEARS
............

57.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE JAMES SON OF
JOHN & HARRIET PEACHEY
WHO DIED AUGUST 28th 1856
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF WILLIAM BOWEN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1860
AGED 62 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
"Gone where Joy Eternal Reigns,
Freed from Sickness Care and Pains,
Joining in the Songs of Love,
Tuned by Golden Harps Above,
All Earthly Sorrows left Below,
No more Tears shall ever Flow,
Entered into Heavenly Rest,
To Live with God forever Blest"
ALSO HARRIET PEACHEY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1879
AGED 65 YEARS
"Longtime She bore Afflictions Sore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please that Death should Come,
And Free her from her Pain"

REAR
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN PEACHEY
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1886
AGED 63 YEARS
"The Day is Past and Gone,
The Evening Shades Appear,
Oh ! May we all Remember Well,
The Night of Death draws Near"
............

57b.   CURBS

EAST SIDE
"Remembrance"
CHARLES E. CLARRY
DIED 7th FEB. 1947
AGED 66 YEARS
ETHEL M. CLARRY
DIED 14th MARCH 1970
AGED 90 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
HERBERT CLARRY SON DIED AUGUST 15th 1996 AGED 84 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
FLORENCE E. CLARRY (DAUGHTER) DIED APRIL 26th 1998 AGED 84 YEARS
............

58.   MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

OUR LITTLE DEAR
FLORENCE DOROTHY NORMAN
(DOFFY DENE)
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1899
AGED 10 MONTHS
............

59.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE, BADLY FLAKING

IN MEMORY
OF
JESSE STEVENS
DIED MARCH [   ] [18]35 AGED [64] YEARS
JOHN STEVENS
DIED AUGUST 16th [1835] AGED 2[ ] YEARS
HANNAH [GO]DFREY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE [JESS]E STE[VEN]S
DIED MARCH 16th 18[60] [AGE]D 75 YEARS
............

59B.   PEDESTALS AND CROSS

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS J. HOLLAND
DIED MAY 3rd 1931
AGED 21
............

59C.   TABLET

REUBEN JOHN HORNSBURY
FELL ASLEEP 11th MARCH 1996
AGED 67 YEARS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF BARBARA
CARING FATHER AND GRANDFATHER
"At Peace"

60.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH HILLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 22nd 1895
AGED 65 YEARS
"Truly His End Was Peace"
ALSO JOB SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 8th 1902
AGED 30 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH HILLS
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MARCH 27th 1925 IN HER 85th YEAR
"Sleep on Beloved and take thy Rest"
............

60b.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

"Resting" IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
EMMA ELIZABETH HARRIS
DIED 16th ? DECEMBER 1945
AGED 82 YEARS
[Obscure Verses]
ALSO OF DAVID HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1953
AGED 92 YEARS
"At Rest Together"
............

60c.   BOOK TYPE AND CURBS

IN IN
LOVING MEMORY OF LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE MY DEAR HUSBAND
ELIZABETH E. BANCE
ELIZA BANCE WHO DIED
WHO DIED 25th JUNE 1951
21st NOV. 1941 AGED 73 YEARS
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
HER BABY SON
REUBEN
"At Rest"
............

60d.   SMALL HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY REEVES
WHO DIED SEPT. 18th 1924
R.I.P.
............

61.   WOODEN CROSS, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[IN MEMORY OF]
GUS BORGES
R.I.P.
WHO DIED 7th JUNE 1921
AGED 46 YEARS
.............

62.   SMALL CROSS, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[IN MEMORY OF]
DORIS HELEN SMITH
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1916
AGED 6 MONTHS
............

63.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA REBECCA
DEVOTED DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL & ORPAH PHILLIPS
WHO DIED OCT. 27th 1921
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE SAMUEL PHILLIPS
DIED OCT. 31st 1922 AGED 69

NORTH SIDE
ALSO ORPAH A.
PHILLIPS
WIFE OF SAMUEL PHILLIPS
WHO PASSED AWAY
DEC. 17th 1943 AGED 87 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
ALSO
CYRIL THOMAS
PHILLIPS GRANDSON
WHO DIED DEC. 30th 1999
AGED 82 YEARS
............

64.   SMALL SCROLL, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[IN MEMORY OF]
REUBEN BANCE
WHO DIED 3rd JANUARY 1915
[AGED 11 MONTHS]

65.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MATILDA
BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD HILLS
WHO DIED SEPT. 4th 1910
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO FRANK HILLS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY
DROWNED OCT. 30th 1897
AGED 22 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we
are in Death"
............

FRANK HILLS 1897
Gravesend Reporter
"DROWNING OF A WATERMAN
   The Borough Coroner (Mr W.G. Penman), and a jury (Mr W. Odell, foreman), at the Town Hall, on Monday morning, enquired into the circumstances attending the drowning of Mr Frank Hills, a waterman, of 26, Prospect-place, Milton-next-Gravesend, who met his death on the night of October 30th.
   William (sic) Hills, waterman, living at the Markers' Retreat beer house at Denton, identified the body as that of his son, Frank Hills, 22 years of age, who lived at 26, Prospect -place,
   Milton. He was a waterman and lighterman, and employed on board the dredger belonging to Mr Robert Miller, Battersea. Witness, on the 30th of October, heard that his son had been drowned. He identified him by his clothes.
   Evelyn Loft, a fisherman, working on the dredger Perseverance, stated that on October 30th, in the evening, the dredger was anchored about halfway between the "Ship and Lobster" and Shorne mead, having eight anchors down. Deceased had been working on board about five weeks, being a fore mast hand. Hills worked all night on Friday and went ashore about nine o'clock on Saturday morning, returning about half past six o'clock in the evening to take a watch for a late tide. He asked the mate if he could go ashore to do a little business and the mate said he could and Loft (witness) would put him ashore. He went aft and pulled the big boat up to the stern so that there should be no difficulty in getting on her. He pulled the boat close under the traffail-rail and Longhurst went on board as he wished to go ashore. Witness followed and when he got into the boat called to the deceased to come on. He then went aft and boarded a little boat alongside it, it being his intention to go ashore in that. Longhurst also got in and sat on the seat. Witness called to the deceased the second time and he said he was coming. Loft then saw him standing on the gunwale of the anchor-boat. Witness turned and expected Hills to follow but when he looked again he was gone, as witness thought, back to the dredger.--- By the Coroner: The rail of the big boat was thirteen inches wide.---- When witness saw standing on the rail, he said "I'm all berry ain't I" --- meaning alright. Witness looked round and about twenty feet from the stern of the boat saw deceased's two hands in the water. He pushed the boat towards him but he sank like a stone, and although he searched the river for half a mile he could not find any further trace of the deceased. He then returned to the Perseverance and informed the mate of the occurrence .---- By the Coroner: When deceased stood on the rail of the anchor boat there was no one near him. The mate was nearest but but he was in the centre of the dredger attending to his work. When he last saw deceased he was standing on the port bow. Deceased was perfectly sober. The night was very dark. It blew afresh wind, easterly, and there was a nasty topple on the sea. It was usual to go ashore in the same way as the course they were then pursuing. Witness could not account for the accident in any way. He heard no cry. Deceased could not swim. All on board were on good terms---- never happier in their lives.
   Albert Henry Longhurst, fitter, living at the "Ship and Lobster", said he had known deceased about five years. Previous to going on board the dredger on the evening of his death, deceased had been in the "Ship and Lobster" with witness. When he went to the dredger deceased was perfectly sober. Witness accompanied him to see the working of the dredger. Coming to the accident witness said as he got into the skiff, Hills was standing on the anchor boat and that was the last he saw of deceased and could in no way account for the cause of the accident.
   Witness saw deceased, in the water, give one stroke and sink.
   Thomas Fisher, waterman, 25, Augustine -road, said on Sunday afternoon at half-past two, he was rowing down the river and when abreast of the Canal, in midstream, he saw a body floating. He made it fast and rowed to the New Bridge with the body and gave information to the police. P.C. Larkin deposed that he had the body conveyed to the Mortuary.
   Rose Hills, the widow, said she saw her husband at her mother's at quarter to four on Saturday afternoon. He told her he would be home between eight and eleven o'clock. He sent his wages home in the morning and had called at her mother's in the afternoon to ascertain if she had received it.
   The jury returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned".

66.   SMALL HEADSTONE

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH HARRIETT
THE DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
HARRY & ELLEN GLOVER
WHOM JESUS CALLED
JUNE 16th 1905
AGED 2 YEARS & 16 DAYS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus"

REAR
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR
WILLIE
WILLIAM BARDEN
THE DEARLY BELOVED
SECOND SON OF
HARRY & ELLEN GLOVER
OF CHALK
WHO FELL ASLEEP
FEB. 19th 1916 AGED 19
"So He Giveth His
Beloved Sleep"
............

66B.   BOOK TYPE

IN BERNARD
LOVING ARTHUR
MEMORY ANDREWS
OF A 13th JULY 1917
DEAR HUSBAND 17th JULY 1978
AND FATHER
............

67.   SMALL HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
[AMY] LILLIAN
THE [BEL]OVED CHILD OF
JAMES [AND] ALICE WAGHORN
WHO [ENTERED] THE HAPPY LAND
JANUARY 28th 1892
AGED 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS
"Not Lost to us Forever,
But only Gone Before,
We'll meet our little Any,
Upon a Brighter Shore"

REAR, 100% ERODED (FROM DUNCAN)

[IN]
[LOVING MEMORY]
[OF]
GEORGE WAGHORN
SON OF
JAMES AND ALICE WAGHORN
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1898
AGED 11 ½ MONTHS
............

67B.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD THOMAS
YOUSEMAN WHO
PASSED AWAY 3rd SEPT.
1930 AGED 62 "At Rest"
ALSO FANNY ELIZA
YOUSEMAN WHO
PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MAY THE 17th 1961 AGED
88 YEARS "God Bless You"
............

68.   HEADSTONE

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF JANE E. PETTS
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
ON 6th NOVEMBER 1919
IN HIS 64th YEAR
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart"
For they shall see God"
ALSO JOHN RUSSELL PETTS
SERGT. PILOT R.C.A.F.
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION 28th DEC. 1941
AGED 21
ALSO THE ABOVE
JANE ELIZABETH
DIED 9th JANUARY 1955 AGED 95 YEARS
............

68B.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RONNY
BELOVED SON OF
HENRY & MAUD GOODWIN
WHO DIED FEB. 15th 1923 AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO LILY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
"We are but Little Children Weak"
ALSO THE ABOVE MAUD JANE GOODWIN
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1967
AGED 83 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
ALSO DEAR DAD
HENRY GOODWIN
WHO DIED 23rd JULY 1968
AGED 80 YEARS
"Reunited"
............

69.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
SYDNEY THOMAS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 10th 1888
AGED 21 YEARS
"His Sun went down, his brief Life Spent,
His Noble Form no more we'll see,
Engaged in Daily Toil,
He's gone, we Trust to Happier Scenes,
To the Saviour of his Soul"
DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HIS LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
ALSO JAMES FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1888
AGED 55 YEARS
"A Light is from our Household Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Stilled,
A Chair is vacant in our Home,
Which Never can be Filled"
MARY THOMAS WIFE OF JAMES
DIED AUG. 22nd 1897
AGED 62 YEARS
"The Blood of Jesus Cleanseth from all Sin"
JEANETTE BAKER
DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 4th 1900
AGED 42 YEARS
"God's Tender Mercy is over all His Work"
............

70.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN FULLER
WHO DIED JANUARY 11th 1893
AGED 87 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 3rd 1894
AGED 82 YEARS
"What a Wife Should be She Was"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS
AFFECTIONATE NEPHEW
MR. E, SPAUL
............

70B.   FALLEN HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT MARY ALBIN
(THE BELOVED WIFE OF J.F. ALBIN)
OF THIS PARISHIONERS WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 15th 1909
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN FRANCIS ALBIN
WHO PASSED AWAY FEB. 22nd 1926
AGED 94 YEARS
.............

71.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN ROBERT WILTCHER
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1886
AGED 45 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
............

72.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN
JAMES HILTON NIBLETT
WHO DIED JULY 28th 1889
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED HILTON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANRY. 17Th 1887
AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO BENJAMIN ARTHUR HILTON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1883
AGED 3 YEARS
"In Hope of a Joyful Resurrection"
ALSO
ALFRED HARRY HILTON NIBLETT
LIEUTENANT & QUARTER MASTER R.A.M.C.
NEPHEW OF THE FIRST NAMED
WHO DIED NOV. 12th 1902
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
SEC. LIEUT. ARTHUR HILTON
ONLY CHILD OF THE ABOVE
ALFRED HENRY HILTON NIBLETT
DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE SEPTR. 21St 1916
AGED 19 YEARS
............

72B.   HEADSTONE, CURBS AND FLOWER HOLDER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY THOMAS
HILTON NIBLETT
DIED 4th JUNE 1928 AGED 77
CLARA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 14th AUGUST 1940 AGED 85
ALSO
GEORGE HILTON NIBLETT
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 30th DEC. 1948 AGED 65
R.I.P.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELISABETH ANNE STEWARD
GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE
11th JAN. 1946 - 14th FEB. 1989
"God found the Path
Was growing Rough,
The Hill too Steep to Climb,
So He gently Closed her
Eyelids and Whispered
"Peace be Thine""

FLOWER HOLDER
AUNT
& UNCLE
FROM
MEMORIES
W. M. M. O.
............

72C.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ERNEST WALTER REEVES
WHO DIED 9th FEB. 1937 AGED 64
"The Valiant Man and Free,
The Larger Heart, the Kindlier Hand"
CAROLINE ELIZABETH WIFE OF ERNEST
DIED JULY 11th 1972 AGED 93 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
"ANDREW"
J.P. HILTON HYLAND
BORN 12th JULY 1937
DIED 14th OCT. 1939
............

72D.   HEADSTONE AND TABLET

JAMES YOUSEMAN
DIED 25th JULY 1946
AGED 86 ALSO HIS
WIFE ALICE MARY
DIED 15th AUG. 1947
AGED 81 YEARS
FLORENCE BEATRICE
YOUSEMAN DIED 2nd
MARCH 1950 AGED 57

TABLET
CAPTAIN BERTIE JAMES
YOUSEMAN
(HUSBAND OF FLORENCE)
LATE MASTER OF STEAM TUG
"HIBERNIA"
AND
FREEMAN OF THE RIVER THAMES
BORN 27th JULY 1891
DIED 16th AUGUST 1972
............

BERTIE JAMES YOUSEMAN 1972
Gravesend Reporter
"TUGMASTER
DIES
   Captain Bertie James Youseman, a noted tug-master on the Thames, before he retired in 1961, died at home, 32 Kent Road, Gravesend, on Tuesday. He was 81.
   Perhaps he will be best remembered for his long career as master of the famous steam tug Hibernia which spanned 43 years. It was his sad duty to take the tug to the breaker's yard. She was the oldest Thames tug having been built in 1884.
   Born at Higham, Capt. Youseman was 15 years old when he began work in the old Cock – tug Condor. He then joined the paddle boat Conqueror known as the "Dungeness Ghost" because she spent so much time lying off that point for work.
   He served in several tugs after leaving the Condor and at the beginning of the first World War he was master of the Scotia. He later skippered the Simla until he took over the Hibernia in 1928.
   Capt. Youseman, a Freeman of the River Thames, was a widower. A son and three daughters are bereaved."

72E.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HELGA GISELA YOUSEMAN
(NEE GORBING)
BORN 1st JUNE 1929
DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 2000
RONALD CHARLES YOUSEMAN
BORN 22nd MAY 1918
DIED 20th JUNE 2002
"And Life id Eternal and Love is Immortal,
And Death is only an Horizon,
And Horizon is Nothing save the Limit of our Sight"
............

73.   PEDESTALS AND FALLEN CROSS

NORTH SIDE
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CLARA HILTON
NIBLETT
DIED MARCH 6th ? 1917
AGED 27 YEARS
CECIL CHARLES
HILTON NIBLETT
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
SEPTEMBER 22nd 1917
AGED 19 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
JANE HILTON
LAWLER
DIED APRIL 27th 1884
AGED 43 YEARS
............

CECIL CHARLES HILTON NIBLETT 1918
Gravesend Reporter
"MOTOR – CYCLE TRAGEDY
AT MEOPHAM
YOUNG GRAVESENDER KILLED
   The Deputy-Coroner (Mr C. E. Harris) held an inquiry at the Railway Hotel, Meopham, on Monday, into the circumstances attending the death of Cecil Charles H. Niblett, a gunner in the R.G.A., who was killed whilst riding a motor cycle on Saturday last. Mr Garrett was chosen foreman of the jury. Mr G. Clinch and Mr J. R. Groves (manager) watched the proceedings on behalf of the Gravesend Tramway Co.
   Henry T. R. Niblett, father of the deceased, residing at 127, Wellington – street, Gravesend, said deceased was 19 years of age, and was serving as a gunner in the Anti-Aircraft Section of the R.G.A. Percival A. Moore, driver of a bus for the Gravesend Omnibus Co. , said he had been a bus driver for three months. On Saturday at 6.9 p.m., he was proceeding to Gravesend, and on reaching the other side of the railway bridge at Meopham, where there was a bend in the road, a push bicycle was overtaking him. He was on the near side of the road, leaving plenty of room for the bicycle. He saw a motor bicycle appear round the bend on it's correct side, and it was going rather fast. The motor cycle passed his bus and he knew no more until he felt the bus lurch, and then he pulled up in 13 yards. He alighted and found the deceased lying in the road, with his head to the centre and his feet to the edge of the road.
   The motor cycle was in the side of the hedge, and the push cycle was in front of it, showing that they must have passed each other. The push cycle had it's fork bent. Deceased was carrying a passenger on the carrier. Witnesses bus was going five to six miles an hour, and was carrying 20 passengers. He could not see how the deceased got under his hind wheel. In reply to Mr Clinch, witness said he sounded his hooter, but he heard no warning from the approaching vehicles. He could not have avoided the accident.
   Edward Geal, A.S.C., the push cyclist, said he was trying to overtake the bus, near the bend in the road, and seeing the motor cyclist come round the bend he decided to get to the rear of the bus, but seeing he had no chance of getting behind, he ran his cycle across the road into the hedge. His cycle then must have had the rear wheel about half a yard into the road. When he had time to look round he found the motor cycle lying in the road about half a yard beyond beyond his cycle. His cycle did not touch the deceased's motor cycle.
   Gunner Samuel Hickerly said he was on the back of the deceased's motor cycle and when they were on the road the deceased sounded his hooter continually, and as they turned the bend he saw the bus and push bicycle , the latter being at the side of the bus. Witness could not see how they could avoid the accident, so he closed his eyes, and knew nothing more until he found himself under the bus. He could see that a collision between the two cycles was bound to happen. He then got out from underneath the bus and found deceased dead. He had not the slightest idea how the accident occurred, and did not think they turned the bend very quickly.
   Questioned by Mr Clinch, the witness said he thought there was room for the bus to go on it's near side a bit more.
   P.C. Carter said he found the deceased on a stretcher with his skull fractured, and his right collar bone and right arm pulverised.
   On Sunday he measured the road, and found it 18 ft wide,. From a mark in the road where the off side wheel of the bus went to the off side of the road, it was 7 ft. The bus was measured 7 ft 4ins. That would leave 3 ft 8 ins on the bus's near side of the road. With regard to the push cycle, only the front fork was buckled up, and the near side pedal was bent. He thought the motor cycle must have hit the fork of the push cycle.
   Esther Geal, mother of the push cyclist, said she was a passenger on the bus. When the bus stopped she found her son lying in the hedge with his legs astraddle of his cycle.
    The Coroner, in summing up, said he knew that when motoring, one could not always hear the horn of an approaching vehicle, and it was for the jury to say whether anybody was responsible for Niblett's death.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death", exonerating the driver of the bus, and the foreman said that the bend in the road in question was a source of danger, and having regard to the size of the vehicles which traversed the road, he asked the Coroner to draw the attention of the authorities to the problem."

74.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE THOMAS BEADLE
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1886
AGED 60 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO ANN SARAH JANE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 23rd 1905
AGED 70 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO GEORGE ALFRED BEADLE
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 23rd 1932
AGED 70 YEARS
"At Rest"
............

75.   SMALL GRANITE PLAQUE (REPLACES CROSS IN DUNCAN)

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
OAKLEY
BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE HEWITT
DIED 14th MARCH 1908
AGED 56
GEORGE THOMAS
HEWITT
BORN 22. O5. 1849
DIED 18. 03. 1926
............

76.   RED GRANITE OBELISK ON STONE AND BRICK BASE, WITH LARGE PLAIN LEDGER


WOOD FAMILY
THE WOOD FAMILY MONUMENT IS THE LARGE VAULT SURMOUNTED BY
THE RED GRANITE OBELISK. THE CROSS NEXT TO THE WOOD MONUMENT,
MARKS THE GRAVE OF ALFRED JARVIS, 1908. IMMEDIATELY NEXT TO JARVIS,
IS THE GREY AND RED GRANITE MONUMENT TO CHARLES JARVIS, 1899

WEST SIDE
IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS BENNETT WOOD
AGED 19 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
CHARLES THOMAS JARVIS
AGED 15 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
JOSEPH JAMES WHALE
AGED 22 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
WHO WERE LAUNCHED INTO ETERNITY
WITHOUT A MOMENT'S WARNING
ON SATURDAY JUNE 5th 1877
BY AN EXPLOSION WHICH TOOK PLACE
ON BOARD A MAGAZINE VESSEL LYING IN THE
RIVER THAMES BELOW GRAVESEND

SOUTH SIDE
IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
ANNIE REBECCA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
T. F. WOOD
WHO DIED 15th AUGUST 1884
IN HER 31st YEAR
ALSO HENRY THIRD SON
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1891
IN HIS 26th YEAR
ALSO JOHN YOUNG YOUNGEST SON
WHO DIED JUNE 25th 1891
IN HIS 20th YEAR
ALSO CHARLES YOUNG
SURVIVING SON OF THE ABOVE T. F. WOOD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1897
AGED 34 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

NORTH SIDE
IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
THOMAS FRANCIS WOOD
WHO PASSED AWAY ON THE
16th OF NOVEMBER 1888
IN HIS 64th YEAR
"So He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO ANN BENNETT WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY
29th MARCH 1909
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

EAST SIDE
"When Blooming Youth is Snatched Away,
By Death's Resistless Hand,
Our Hearts the Mourning Tribute Pay,
Which Pity must Demand"

"Their Toils are Past, their Work is Done,
And They are Fully Blessed,
They Fought the Fight, The Victory Won,
And Entered into Rest"

The Voice of this Alarming Scene,
May Every Heart Obey,
Nor be the Heavenly Warning Vain,
Which Calls to Watch and Pray"
............

THOMAS BENNETT WOOD, ET AL 1877
Gravesend Reporter, 7th August 1877
   "An explosion, the character of which is fortunately of rare occurrence, took place on the Thames on Saturday last, and occasioned considerable alarm and commotion among the riverside population.
   As is generally known by our readers, magazines for the reception of gun powder, shells, fuses and other explosives have lain off the Ship and Lobster for many years past, that being the spot marked by the authorities where vessels bound for the Port of London must tranship all dangerous explosives.
  
Mr Thomas Wood, lighterman of explosives, is the owner of the magazines and has carried on this dangerous business with that care and diligence, which has rendered his calling free from accident up to Saturday last. However on the afternoon of the day in question, one of the saddest and most melancholy events took place, by which three lives were lost and considerable damage and loss entailed.
   There were three magazines moored of the Lobster, and that marked no 1, was, by some unaccountable means, blown up, none of those on board, surviving to tell the cause.
   Shortly before the occurrence took place, a large quantity of shells, fuses and other combustibles had been transhiped , the shells being taken off a Chilean vessel which was proceeding to London, it is said several tons being thus boarded, and those were stored in the usual manner. No 2 magazine was moored very close to no 1 and no 3, some distance lower down the river.
   Three young men, Mr Wood, son of the proprietor, Charles Jarvis, mate and Joseph James Whale, mate of the barge Lily, were on board no 1 magazine in the afternoon of Saturday, when suddenly without the slightest warning, a loud report was heard and the vessel was seen to sink rapidly, a volume of smoke rising to signify the exact spot where the catastrophe happened. Large portions of the complete wreck were hurled on to the shore, and shells were seen to drop into the water like pebbles, whilst rockets and other materials were picked up on the bank of the river. Either in consequence of the concussion, or fright, several of those who happened to be on shore opposite the spot indicated were knocked down, two or three lads tumbling into the ditch hard by, and the windows of the Ship and Lobster were partially shattered. It is also reported that several houses in the vicinity of Chalk suffered considerable damage, the shock being distinctly heard and felt for a large area around.
   To those residing in the vicinity of Milton Barracks, the first impression appeared to be that something alarming had occurred there, the smell powder being unpleasantly perceptible. A waterman who happened to be rowing by the magazine at the time of the accident, was knocked down in his boat, and one of his oars carried at least 30 yards away. Several other incidents showing the force of the concussion are related, but those above mentioned are sufficient to show that the explosion was of a very serious character, independent of the melancholy loss of life attending it.
   Captain Jenkins was quickly on the spot, and speedily telegraphed to Major Majendie, Her Majesty's Inspector . On Sunday morning this gentleman, attended by Mr Wood and Captain Jenkins, visited the scene of the explosion, and carefully examined the portions of the wreck which had been saved preparatory to making the report. At the time of the explosion, the man Whale was seen on the deck of the vessel, and the other two unfortunate young men were below. The body of Whale, or rather, part of it, was recovered the same evening, near Shornemead, about two miles below, and was brought back to the Lobster to await an inquest.
   On Sunday, hundreds of persons visited the scene of the accident, but only a small portion of the vessel was visible, over which the Thames Conservancy flag was placed.

The Inquest
   The inquiry touching the death of Joseph James Whale, aged 22 years, was formally opened at the Ship and Lobster on Monday afternoon, before W. J. Harris, Esq., County Coroner, and a jury, of which Mr Gould was foreman.
   Mr Hatten, of the firm of Shorland and Hatten, Gravesend, represented Mr Wood.
   The Coroner asked if Her Majesty's inspector had been made acquainted with the sad accident. Captain Jenkins said he had telegraphed the office immediately, and Major Majendie attended on Sunday morning. He now only awaited the formal invitation of the Coroner to be present at the inquiry. The Coroner said that by a recent Act of Parliament that dangerous business was very properly placed under stringent rules, and he proposed that day to only take such evidence as would justify him in issuing his order for the burial of the unfortunate man who had been picked up, and then to adjourn the enquiry to have the attendance of Her Majesty's inspector. He thought of adjourning until that day next week.
   The jury having been sworn and viewed the body.
   Joseph James Whale, a horse keeper, residing at Plumstead, said that he had seen the remains of the deceased, and recognised them as those of his son. He was 22 years of age, and was in the employ of Mr Wood, a lighterman of explosives. Saw him last about three weeks ago. He was a single man.
   The enquiry was then adjourned for a week."
   When the inquest was resumed, a verdict of "killed through an explosion of detonators" was returned. Wood does not appear in the Burial Register of Chalk, Whale does. Presumably, there was nothing left of Wood to bury?

THOMAS FRANCIS WOOD 1888
Gravesend Reporter
"The Late Mr T. F. Wood
   The hand of death has been actively engaged in our midst of late, and it has laid low several whose forms have been familiar with the life of Gravesend for many years.
   Inexorable death is no respecter of persons, and one of the latest victims to it's fell stroke has been Mr Thomas Francis Wood of Heath House, West Hill, Gravesend. Certainly the lamented end did not come with any degree of unexpectedness, seeing that the deceased had been confined to his house for some weeks by a painful and insidious malady, the completion of whose work after having laid fairly hold of the system, was only a question of time, but it was borne by him with much fortitude and courage.
   The general feeling is that by the death of Mr Wood, the town has lost one of it's noblest adapted sons, one who, by dint of perseverance and sound judgement, had risen to the highest social distinction which his fellows could confer upon him. The early life of the deceased gentleman was spent in the neighbourhood of Poplar and Limehouse, serving an apprenticeship to the water and boat building combined. He made his advent in Gravesend about eighteen years ago, when he started in the business of storing and shipping explosives, it then being carried under the old system; in 1875, however, storage by magazine on the river was introduced and adapted by Mr Wood, who, at the time of his demise, had no less than nine magazines afloat, having held contracts with the Chilworth Company and many of the principal firms dealing in explosives, for some years. The deceased also carried on the business of coal merchant, but notwithstanding the great demands made upon him by his private interests, he yet found time to devote to public affairs, in which he strove hard, yet unostentatiously, to foster the well being of the borough. He occupied a seat in the Town Council for the Milton Ward, from the year 1883, and in 1884 – 5 he served the office of Mayor, discharging the duties in a manner that gave entire satisfaction to the community, his popularity being abundantly evidenced in the enthusiasm that prevailed when he quitted the civic chair . In the same year, he had the further distinction of being elected Master of the Court of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, a fact which proved that the respect entertained for him extended far beyond the limits of Gravesend.
   At the time of his Mayoralty he was created a Justice of the Peace for the Borough. He was a Free Mason, and for years, the deceased gentleman was a prominent member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes, and was also ready to assist any charitable movement inaugurated by that society, while he presented the "City of London" lodge with the magnificent banner it now possesses. Indeed, charity always found a friend in him, and many will miss his liberality and large – heartedness, these traits of his noble character being especially displayed in the movements for the good of the poor emanating from the Bethel and other similar institutions.
   That is the best respect which is won by consistent virtue and God like kindness, and such is the respect entertained for the memory of the late Mr Wood.
When the death became known, the flag at the Conservative Club (of which he was a member) was placed at half – mast, and the same mark of respect was shown at the premises of the Gravesend Amateur Rowing Club and at other places along the river front. The absence of the standard from the Town Hall was the subject of much comment, but the circumstances will be explained by the fact that the death of Mr Wood was not known to the Mayor (G. H. Edmonds, Esq.,) till late on Saturday evening; by his worship's direction, however, the standard was floating half – mast on the day of
   The Funeral which took place on Wednesday afternoon, when, in addition to the lowered flags and drawn blinds, many of the shops were partially closed as a mark of respect to the departed.
   A large concourse of people assembled at obsequies, but had the internment taken place at Gravesend instead of at Chalk Churchyard (where the deceased had a family vault, in which were the remains (sic)* of Mr Thomas Bennett Wood, who was killed in the explosion of 1877) the number of sympathisers would not doubt have been vastly increased. As it was , many were unable to gain admission to the church. The funeral cortθge, consisting of Washington car containing the corpse, five mourning coaches, the deceased's private coach, Dr Andrew's carriage, and five other carriages with representative Buffaloes, left Heath House about twenty minutes past two o'clock, passing by way of Old-road, reached Chalk Church shortly after three o'clock. The body was taken into the church where the first part of the burial service was conducted by the Rev. W. Joynes (Vicar), assisted by the Rev. F. Ealand (Holy Trinity, Gravesend) who completed the service at the grave. The coffin which was covered with magnificent wreaths, was composed of polished oak, with brass fittings, the inscription on the plate being,
Thomas Francis Wood
Born November 2nd 1824
Died November 16th 1888"
*(Wood's son, also Thomas does not appear in the burial register, his body was probably totally destroyed by the explosion; see preceding inquest).

76B.   HEADSTONE

WILLIAM EDWARD
SMITH
O5 03 1901 – 07 01 1981
ALSO HIS DEAR WIFE
HILDA MAY
SMITH
27 03 1909 – 15 10 1991
"At Rest"
............

77.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED JARVIS
DIED JULY 10th 1908
AGED 42 YEARS
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart
For they Shall See God"

SOUTH SIDE
ALSO
GORDON ISAAC JARVIS
DIED FEBY. 12Th 1900
AGED 10 WEEKS

NORTH SIDE
ALSO
PHYLISS LILIAN JARVIS
DIED MAY 7th 1907
AGED 7 YEARS
............

78.   GREY GRANITE HEADSTONE WITH RED COLUMNS

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
CHARLES JARVIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th DECEMBER 1899
AGED 61 YEARS
"Just as I am without one Plea"
ALSO ELIZA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th NOVEMBER 1912
AGED 74 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO ANNE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th JANY. 1888
AGED 3 ½ YEARS
"He shall Gather the Lambs with His
Arm and Carry them in His Bosom"
Isaiah xi ii
............

79.   HEADSTONE WITH PEDESTALS AND CROSS AT FOOT

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE LOVING SON OF
GEORGE & ANNIE FRYER
EDWIN FRYER
WHO WAS DROWNED OFF HOLE HAVEN
MARCH 17th 1909 AGED 18 YEARS
"Be ye also ready for in such an hour as
ye think not the Son of Man Cometh"
ANNE AUGUSTA FRYER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 3rd 1935 AGED 82
"Resting in Peace"
GEORGE FRYER
HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 4th 1941 AGED 89
"Reunited"

PEDESTAL
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY HUDSON
LATE OF THE GRAVESEND
POLICE FORCE
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE
25th SEPT. 1915 AGED 24
"Duty Nobly Done"
............

EDWIN FRYER 1909
From the Gravesend Reporter, March 1909
   Fryer's body was still missing when an inquest was held at the Six Bells, Cliffe, on the body of Fryer's companion, Harry Elvy, aged 26, of Chalk.
   The deaths occurred when the powder boat, the Ann, the two men were sculling, collided with the L.C.C. 650 ton, SS Burns, a sludge boat. They were rowing out of Hole Haven Creek, Essex, bound for Higham Bight, and were carrying 5 cwt., of dynamite and fuses. The day was fine, the tide low and the wind slight. It was common for small boats to get a tow from larger vessels, and the two men were attempting to do this. A witness heard a shout and saw the Ann sinking astern of the Burns. A boat was immediately lowered from the Burns to search for the two men. The same witness said that he believed the Ann was struck by the propeller of the Burns, which could have set off the explosives and possibly sunk the Burns ! Witness said the dead men did not ask for a tow but threw a line over a stanchion, this was common practise.
   The 1st officer of the Burns, saw the Ann approaching, but did not give permission for a tow and did not order them away from his vessel. He believed the line thrown from the Ann was too taunt and so pulled the Ann over. Several other vessels quickly arrived on the scene but could not save the men. He also added that there were no regulations concerning tows.
   The Ann belonged to the trustees of T. F. Wood, (see below), and the dead men were employees
   The explosives were destined for the steamer Sartoon, bound for Trinidad. The Ann carried a line and hook for the purpose of towing.
   Verdict: Accidental Death, no blame attached to the Burns.

79B.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WILLIAM JARVIS
DIED NOV. 1st 1905 AGED 59
ANN MARY JARVIS
DIED MARCH 25th 1926 AGED 78
FRANCES MAUD JARVIS
DIED NOV. 1st 1892 AGED 3 ½ YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
............

80.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES WALTER
EDGECOMBE
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1892
AGED 1 YEAR AND 18 DAYS
"Let no Tears today be Shed,
Holy is the Narrow ?[ ]
Let no Perils wait at Last ?[ ],
Him who now away hath Past,
Christ when our Sad Life is Done,
Join us to our Little One"
............

81.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR JAMES
LUCHFORD
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1904
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK CURTIS LUCHFORD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1900
AGED 4 YEARS
"God in His Tender Care,
Our Loved Ones Keepeth,
And Softly whispers to our Hearts,
"They are not Dead but Sleepeth""
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM LUCHFORD
WHO DIED MAY 28th 1900
AGED 53 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, nor from Love,
But Gone to her Father's Home Above"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOHN LUCHFORD
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1923
AGED 77 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
............

81B.   CURBS AND FLOWER POT

REMEMBERING JACK ALFRED LUCHFORD
1992

FLOWER POT
ALBERT
HENRY
LUCHFORD
8th DEC. 1949
"Dad"
............

81C.   CURBS AND FLOWER POT

SOUTH SIDE
ALFRED W. MCINTIER 8 2 1944 ELIZABETH M. MC INTIER 15 12 1940

NORTH SIDE
DORA MAY FULLEGAR AGED 78 YEARS DIED 19th MAY 1972 BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE FULLEGAR (ONE LINE)

FLOWER POT
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF DAD
GEORGE
FULLEGAR
DIED 20 11 79
............

81D.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALFRED CHEESEMAN DIED 7th SEPT. 1948 AGED 64
............

82.   HEADSTONE


GOLDSMITH FAMILY, 1777, 1794 AND 1819

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH GOLDSMITH
WIFE OF ABRAM. GOLDSMITH OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th OF
FEBRUARY 1794 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO JOHN GOLDSMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF OCTOBER 1777 AGED 12 YEARS
" Faithful Wife, A Tender Mother,
A Good Neighbour & A Sincere Christian"
ALSO THE ABOVE ABRAM. GOLDSMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF
DECEMBER 18[1]9 AGED 79 YEARS
............

82B.   CURBS

NORTH SIDE
MY DEAR HUSBAND JAMES JOHN FISHER WHO DIED 9th JUNE 1935 AGED 68 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
ALSO ALICE E. FISHER WHO DIED 28th JAN. 1945 AGED 80 YEARS "Reunited"
............

83.   HEADSTONE WITH ANCHOR MOTIF

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS MULLENDER
WHO DIED 6th OCTOBER 1885
AGED 43 YEARS
"An Affectionate and Deeply Regretted Husband,
Father, Brother and Friend"
ALSO ANN ELIZABETH MULLENDER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th MAY 1902
AGED 57 YEARS
"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me,
Let Me Hide Myself in Thee"
ALSO THOMAS EDMUND MULLENDER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 24th DECEMBER 1926
AGED 49 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

THOMAS MULLENDER 1885
Essex Times, 9th October 1885
Curiously, the paper does not name Mullender ?
"FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE LINE
   On Tuesday night a fatal accident occurred at Barking Railway Station. After the 10.37 train had passed through, a porter named William Taylor was crossing over from the down to the up platform when he discovered lying between the metals and the wall, a body, which was recognised as that of a Gravesend pilot. The train had evidently passed over the man, as he was dreadfully mutilated, but life was not extinct.
   Dr Lee was sent for, but before his arrival the poor fellow had succumbed to his injuries. On Friday an inquest was held at the "Queen's Head" Inn, Broadway, before Mr C. C. Lewis and a Jury, of whom Mr S. Genny was the foreman. The Jury returned an open verdict, there being no evidence to show how deceased got on the line"

84.   RED GRANITE PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS


BURGESS AND JUSTICE MONUMENT
JAMES NORVAL AND EDITH JUSTICE, 1953 AND 1969, WERE THE PARENTS OF THE
ACTOR, JAMES ROBERTSON JUSTICE, BEST KNOWN AS SIR LANCELOT
SPRATT IN THE "DOCTOR" COMEDY FILMS OF THE 1950'S

EAST SIDE
SACRED TO
THE MEMORY OF
ALFRED BURGESS
BORN 5th OCT. 1855
DIED 5th DEC. 1890
AND HIS WIFE
HARRIETT MARY
BORN 19th MARCH 1857
DIED 13th SEPT. 1943

NORTH SIDE
JAMES
NORVAL
JUSTICE
1875 – 1953

SOUTH SIDE
EDITH
JUSTICE
1882 – 1969
............

84B.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT PAULINE BURGESS
1885 – 1931
............

84C.   CURBS

NORTH SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELLEN BYRON DIED DEC. 17th 1918 AGED 47

SOUTH SIDE
ALSO EMMA HER SISTER DIED DEC. 16th 1920 AGED 53
............

85.   COPED

IN MEMORY OF
ANNA TRANHAM THE DEVOTED WIFE OF WILLIAM NICE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 6th 1898
"Deeply Mourned"
............

86.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JEANETTE PAYNE
WHO DIED SEPT. 15th 1893
AGED 40 YEARS
WHITELANDS 1873 – 4
"I Know that My Redeemer Liveth"
Job 19 v25
ALSO JOHN EDWARD PAYNE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1904
AGED 63 YEARS
"I will Lay Me Down in Peace,
And Take My Rest"
ALSO ERIC ALLBROOK
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
BORN OCT. 10th 1904
DIED MAY 11th 1912
............

87.   RED GRANITE CROSS AND CURBS (REPLACES HEADSTONE IN DUNCAN)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS MULLENDER
DIED 2nd JUNE 1859 AGED 53
ALSO SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th FEB. 1880 AGED 74
ALSO ROSE MULLENDER
DIED 13th ? FEB. 1931 AGED 85
"Jesu Mercy"
............

88.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE THOMAS MULLENDER
DIED MAY 29th 1861
AGED 29 YEARS
"[F]or Years he St[rugg]led with Disease and Pain,
All Efforts made in his Behalf were Vain,
His Mortal Form to Mother Earth Given,
The Immortal Fled to seek it's Home in Heaven,
And Share the Glories of the Terrestrial Sphere,
In Lieu of Pain he long had Suffered Here"
ALSO MARY ROBERTS
BORN MARCH 7th 1798
DIED MARCH 15th 1892
"At Rest"
............

89.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS MULLENDER
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1877
AGED 5 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO WALTER BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 7th 1930
IN HIS 54th YEAR
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 19th 1950
AGED 74 YEARS
R.I.P.
............

WALTER MULLENDER 1930
Gravesend Reporter, 15th March 1930
"TRAGEDY AT CHALK
POLICE PENSIONER COMMITS SUICIDE
FOUND DEAD WITH GUN BESIDE HIM
LAST MESSAGE: "CAN'T STAND MY HEAD"
   An inquest was held at the "White Hart", Chalk. On Monday, on Walter Mullender, of Dicken's Cottage, Chalk, who was found dead in Goldsmith's Plantation on Friday morning with a gunshot wound to the head.
   The inquiry was conducted by Mr F.V. Budden, (Deputy Coroner). Walter Mullender, son of the deceased, gave evidence of identification.
   He said that the deceased was a market gardener and retired City of London policeman. He was 53 years of age. The witness, who said he lived at home, continued, " I last saw my father alive just before nine on Friday morning. He was just in front of the stables, but I cannot remember whether he was coming out or going in". He said, "I have just got the greens ready". I was just going to take them home to weigh them, then he got the gun and said he was just going round to see if there were any pigeons there. The gun had been his father's and had been in the house for dome time. It is an ordinary sporting gun".
SHOOTING PIGEONS
   "A few minutes after I heard the report of the gun, but I did not pay much attention because he had shot a pigeon a day or so previously, and he did not like being interrupted when he had shot one pigeon as the other comes over and he can get the pair. At about 9.30, as father had not come back, I went to the Plantation. I saw him there. He was kind of lolling against a tree, with the gun across his knees. His face was all shot away".
   Witness added that there was a man digging nearby whom he asked to call a doctor. He, himself, went for the police, leaving the body as it was. On his return the doctor found a note in the deceased's hat, it was in his handwriting.
   The Coroner produced the note and had began to read it when witness interrupted that he did not want it made public. The Coroner: "We have to try to discover the state of the man's mind. I have no power over the press".
The Coroner read the following extract from the note:-"I have got everything ready, I can't stand my head".
"What had he been worried with his head?" asked the Coroner.
Witness: "He had been suffering from pain in the head, but he did not take it seriously",
The Coroner: " How long had he been suffering with these pains?", "For some time now, a few years".
Witness added that he had not heard his father mention the pains during the past few months. When he had had the pains previously they had not lasted for long, and he did not have them often.
The Coroner: "Had he had pains that morning?"
WOKE UP WITH PAIN
Witness:" He woke up at four in the morning with pains in the head and thought he had a cold coming".
"Had he any financial worries ?"---- "He had an assured income from his police pension and I know of no such worries".
"He had never said he was fed up or threatened to take his own life ?" ----- "No, sir".
"You realise your father must have taken his own life ?" --- "Yes, sir".
"Can you suggest any reason why he should take his own life ?" -----"Only that he might have had an abscess in his head and could not stand the pain any longer, he would never admit that he was ill."
   Margaret Mullender, the widow, said that the deceased had pains in the head but refused to see a doctor. "He always had such good health, he would not give in", she said. Continuing she stated that at about eight the deceased told her that he had woken up in the night with a headache and thought he had a cold coming.
   The Coroner: "Do you know if he had any other worries?" Witness replied that she knew of none. They had a bright outlook. It was the ninth year that he had left the police. "He had been handling guns all his life", she added, "and was never happy unless he had one in his hands". She did not think he went out with the intention of taking his life.
FINGER ON THE TRIGGER
   PC H.D. O' Keefe, K.C.C., Denton, said, that about 9.40 on Friday, he was called to Goldsmith's Plantation, where he saw the deceased in a sitting position with his back resting against a yew tree. A cross his knees was a 12 bore double-barrelled sporting gun. Both hands were resting on the gun. The fore-finger of the right hand was still on the trigger. The gun was loaded in both barrels and the right hand cartridge had been fired. Deceased's hat was lying three yards away and had apparently been placed there. Stuck in the hat band was a note. In answer to the Coroner: He knew deceased well. He would say he was a normally balanced man. He was of a very cheerful disposition.
   The Coroner questioned the relatives with regards to the paper the note was written on and remarked that it had struck him as strange that the note was dated March 13th 1929 [The fatality occurred on March 7th 1930]
   He returned a verdict that the deceased took his own life by shooting whilst of unsound mind.

90.   GRANITE PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

EAST SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN MULLENDER
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 21st 1909
IN HER 68th YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OSCAR MULLENDER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 7th 1912
IN HIS 72nd YEAR

NORTH SIDE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ELLEN BURTON
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
O. & S.A. MULLENDER
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 5th 1938
IN HER 65th YEAR
"A Good Wife, Mother and Helpmate"

SOUTH SIDE
SARAH MULLENDER
FEB. 24th 1925 IN HER 43rd YEAR
R.I.P.
"I have Kept the Faith"
MAY MULLENDER
OCT. 2nd? 1931 AGED 47
............

OSCAR MULLENDER 1912
Gravesend Reporter
"THE LATE MR. OSCAR MULLENDER
AN INTERESTING CAREER
   The funeral of the late Mr Oscar Mullender, of Chalk, took place on Monday last, visible signs of deep regret being manifest amongst his numerous friends, who attended the service. The village seems deeply sensible to the loss they have sustained and Mr Mullender's many qualities will be indelibly engraved upon their memories. Practically his whole life has been associated with the district he loved so dearly.
   He was born at Scadbury, Southfleet on October 21st 1840. His father subsequently removed to Rettonden, Essex, and during his residence there the deceased gentleman began his education at Wickford. In 1854 they came to Chalk where his father took over the proprietorship of the "White Hart Inn", and in 1858 Mr Mullender started in business at the forge, which had already been in the hands of the family for many years. He moved to Lower Stoke ( ? ) years after but returned to Honeymoon Cottage in 1879 and restored business at the forge. It was during his association with this interesting old relic of bygone days that he made the acquaintance of the immortal Dickens.
   It has been generally stated that the late Mr Mullender was characterised by Charles Dickens in his famous work, Great Expectations , under the name of "Joe Gargary", but although the novelist might have utilised some of the deceased gentleman's characteristics, for undoubtedly he was on very intimate terms with him, he could not be the inspiration of the master of the forge, for Mr Mullender did not take over the proprietorship until some years after the novel was written.
   Before the Kent County Constabulary came into existence. Mr Mullender held the office of parish constable, and the family still possess the truncheon and handcuffs which he then used. He had taken a very keen ? Interest in village sport and other ...... ? and during his time he has been the secretary of the Chalk Cricket Club, overseer and ? Churchwarden for several years, secretary of the L.U.O.A.S. For 21 years and was one of the oldest members of the A.O.F., in Gravesend. On the occasion of one particular sports event on December 28th 1866 Mr Mullender was presented with a ribbon by Charles Dickens. This is highly treasured by the family, forming as it does one of the many links they can claim with the life of the great author.
   The deceased was a great authority on Dickensian matters, and it is a curious coincidence that he died on the very day celebrated as Dicken's centenary. The funeral service was held at Chalk Church and was conducted by the Rev. L. White, vicar of the parish. The edifice was, despite the unpropitious weather almost filled and at the graveside numbers of people gathered. The coffin which was of plain oak and inscribed thus:
Oscar Mullender who passed away February 7th 1912 in his 72nd year was carried by his workmen, at their special request, and the arrangements were carried out by Mr Goldfinch, for whose father, the deceased had atone time, worked.
   The chief mourners were: Charles, Oscar, Walter and Arthur (sons); Mrs G. Burton; Miss Mullender and Miss May Mullender, (daughters); Miss R. Mullender, (sister); Mr Herbert Mullender, (nephew); Mr George Richen, Senr., (brother in law);George Richen, Junr., ( nephew); Mr George Barnes, (brother in law); Mr George Burton, (son in law) and Mr Herbert Hicks.

90B.   CURBS


MULLENDER FAMILY
RIGHT, THE CROSS OF OSCAR MULLENDER, 1912.
LEFT, THE HEADSTONE OF WALTER MULLENDER, 1930.

NORTH SIDE
OSCAR MULLENDER DIED 28th JUNE 1935 AGED 64 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
BARBARA LOCK (GRANDCHILD) AGED 3
............

OSCAR MULLENDER 1935
Gravesend Reporter
"CHALK FAMILY'S LOSS
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR.
O. MULLENDER
   A well known Chalk family has been bereaved by the death at "Devon", Rosemary- avenue, Broadstairs, of Mr Oscar Mullender. He passed away on Friday after a long illness at the age of 64.
   A native of Chalk, he was the second son of the late Mr Oscar Mullender, undertaker, builder and wheelwright, who lived at May Cottage. The deceased , who for many years lived in Gravesend, assisted in the business until failing health compelled him to remove to Broadstairs.
   He will be remembered by many of the older residents of Gravesend for his membership of the Kent Artillery Volunteers. He held the rank of sergeant and was one of four brothers who served in the unit. Mr Oscar Mullender was greatly attached to the Volunteer movement and was the owner of several trophies in connection with it.
   He leaves a widow and two daughters, to whom the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.
   The funeral took place on Tuesday, when a service at Chalk Church preceded the interment in the family grave in the Churchyard. The officiating clergy were the Rev. A. W. W. Bowman, B.A., (Vicar) and the Rev. J. T. Phillips, M.A.
   The principal mourners were: The Widow; Miss Margarie Mullender, Mr and Mrs C. S. Locke (daughters and son in law); Mr and Mrs A. Mullender (brother and sister in law); Mr and Mrs E. Burton (brother in law and sister); Miss Olive Mullender (niece); Mr G. Richens (cousin); Mr T. S. Hook (brother in law); Mrs I. Newton (sister in law). Many friends were present at the Church and graveside..............."

91.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALTER GUPPY POOLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 26th 18[71]
AGED 36 YEARS
FOR MANY YEARS A FAITHFUL SERVANT OF
ALEXANDER WALKER, GRAVESEND
ALSO AMY NEWMAN AUNT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 23rd 1871
AGED 72 YEARS
............

92.   HEADSTONE, BADLY FLAKED

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ROSA [FLI]GHT
WHO DIED [MAY] 3rd 1856
AGED [21] YEARS
"For [     ] are [     ]our Life is
Hid[  ] the c[    ] God [    ]"
............

92B.   TABLET AND CURBS

IN MEMORY OF
SOPHIA LOUISE
YOUSEMAN
(NEE TUCKER)
1 3 1861 – 2 2 1924
ALSO HUSBAND OF ABOVE
VINCENT YOUSEMAN
3 4 1854 – 30 4 1947
............

92C.   SMALL PEDESTAL, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
FREDA IRIS YOUSEMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP
21st AUG. 1928
IN HER 5th YEAR
"God Takes the Loved Ones from our Home,
But Never from our Hearts"
............

92D.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR SON
NORMAN WILFRED YOUSEMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 19th 1930
AGED 20 YEARS
"Christ our Redeemer Passed the Self Same Way"
ALSO DOROTHY ALEXANDRA
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
PASSED TO THE HIGHER LIFE
APRIL 11th 1940 AGED 33 YEARS
"The Day, Thou Gavest, Lord Has Ended"
ALSO FREDERICK A DEVOTED HUSBAND
AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED TO THE HIGHER LIFE
FEB. 5th 1951 AGED 69
"God's Garden must be Beautiful,
He Always Picks the Best"
ALSO ADELAIDE JANE
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MAY 25th 1953 AGED 69
"Re-united"

92E.   FLOWER HOLDER

WILLIAM
JAMES
YOUSEMAN
8 5 1918
17 9 1992
ALSO
  HIS WIFE
  OLIVE
  MARGARET
  28 6 1925
16 1 2007

93.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN BENJAMIN EVANS
(TRINITY HOUSE PILOT)
WHO DIED FEBY. 7Th 1880
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO MARY REBECCA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
NOVR. 1St 1911 AGED 74 YEARS
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"
............

94.   CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST AUGUSTINE EVANS WHO DIED FEB. 22nd 1886 AGED 17 YEARS (ONE LINE)
............

95.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS (REPLACES ONE RECORDED BY DUNCAN)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA
BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES PEARCE TWIST
WHO FELL ASLEEP AFTER YEARS
OF SUFFERING JULY 19th 1924
IN HER 75th YEAR
ALSO
JAMES PEARCE TWIST
WHO PASSED TO REST OCT. 6th 1926
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO JAMES TWIST
DIED DEC. 3rd 1879 AGED 57
ALSO ALICE ROSE
AND WALTER PEARCE
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY*
"At Rest in Jesus"

*ALICE DIED 7th FEB 1884 AGED 1 YEAR 8 MONTHS
WALTER DIED 12th JULY 1887 AGED 6 MONTHS
(FROM DUNCAN)
............

JAMES TWIST 1926
Gravesend Reporter
"PILOT LAID TO REST
   Another old Gravesender has gone from us by the death, on Wednesday, October 8th of Mr James Pearce Twist. Born in Gravesend, 76 years ago, he spent all his life on the water. His youthful days were spent on the high seas. This was followed by several years up and down the Channel in charge of tugs.
   After a few years as master of a ship trading with Rotterdam he became a Trinity House Pilot, only giving up his license at the end of last year, owing to a bad illness which left him in poor health.
   He lost his life's companion , after 50 years of married life, two years ago and never recovered from the shock. After his illness in December last, he went to live with his daughter in South Norwood, where after a painful illness lasting seven weeks, splendidly and patiently borne, he passed peacefully away. He was buried on Monday in the family grave in Chalk Churchyard."

96.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
HUGH ROWE CURGENVEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 14th 1876
AGED 53 YEARS
............

97.   PEDESTALS, CROSS MISSING


WILLIAM JOYNES AND RICHARD JUKES
FOREGROUND, LEFT, IS THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT OF REV. JUKES, 1900.
ON THE RIGHT THE MONUMENT OF REV. JOYNES, 1894. IN THE MIDDLE
BACKGROUND IS THE HEADSTONE OF THE BROOKE FAMILY.

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
REV. RICHARD STARR JUKES
ELEVEN YEARS VICAR OF MILTON NEAR GRAVESEND
FELL ASLEEP MAY 3rd 1900
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY. 4Th 1909
AGED 63 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
............

REV. RICHARD STARR JUKES 1900
From Gravesend Reporter
   Rev. Jukes had been Rector of Milton since 1889. He had been ill with dropsy and liver disease. He came to Milton from Clerkenwell, at the latter place, he was attacked by rheumatic fever for 9 months, this weakened his health and probably contributed to his death.
   He also suffered from gout, 4 years prior to his death, he went to Switzerland to try to improve his health.
   He was a preacher of "great power and eloquence". He left a wife and 6 children, 4 daughters and 2 sons. The eldest son, Arthur Starr Jukes is to be ordained by the Bishop of London and will go to North India, as a missionary.
   Rev. Jukes was born at Kidderminster in 1840; ordained in 1874, after many years as a lay preacher. He was curate of Thornhill Dewsbury for 3 years, then curate of Driglington, near Bradford for 2 years. He then went to the London Diocesan Home Mission at Whitechapel, and from there to Clerkenwell for 8 years, during this period he also spent time at Harrow Weald. He was a popular preacher attracting large congregations. During his time at Milton, he was for 3 years, on the School Board.
   The first part of his funeral was at Milton, with a large attendance . Teachers and children from the Day and Sunday Schools were present, each child carried floral tribute. The service was conducted by the Rev. Cogswell, curate and Rev. W. Bate, vicar of West Kensington, nephew of the deceased. Several clergy from the district attended.

98.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS (MOST OF TOP PART ERODED)

[IN]
[LOVING MEMORY OF]
[REV.] WILLIAM JOYNES M.A.
[VICAR OF THIS PARISH 36 YEARS]
[WHO ENTERED INTO REST 4th NOV. 1894]
[AGED 65 YEARS]
ALSO SOPHIA CAROLINE JOYNES
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 26 th 1929
AGED 93 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
............

REV. WILLIAM JOYNES 1894
Gravesend Reporter
" DEATH OF THE REV. W. JOYNES
   After an illness extending over a period of two or three months , the Rev. W. Joynes, M.A., rector of Merston and vicar of Chalk, succumbed on Sunday last, at the age of 65 years. The deceased's genial manner gained for him the respect and esteem of his parishioners.
   He was admitted as vicar of Chalk in 1856, and rector of Merston, in 1864, both livings being at the disposal of the Lord Chancellor. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was conducted by the Rev. A. Briggs. Vicar of St. James, Gravesend.
   The body was taken in the parish church and thence to the grave, two hymns being sung during the service. There was a large attendance of the local clergy, amongst whom we noticed, Revs. J. H. Haslam, R. Starr Jukes,G. Barr, F.A. Marsh, A.C. Gayer, B.H. Donovan, F. de Q. Marsh, A.L. Coates, (rector of Shorne), F.W. Cogswell, R. E. Blake, etc.
   There was also a large attendance of laity. A number of choice wreaths came from school children, the school managers and Mr and Mrs Mallinson and family, an everlasting wreath, under glass shade, being from the parishioners. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr O. E. Mullender, the coffin being made of oak with brass fittings. As a token of respect to the memory of the deceased gentleman, the members of the Milton Society of Change Ringers rang an half muffled peal on the Milton bells on Thursday evening............."

98A   (DUNCAN'S SUFFIX)

COPED
IN MEMORY OF EDWARD PRENTIS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1894 AGED 72 YEARS
............

99.   HEADSTONE, CURBS AND 2 TABLETS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BROOKE
BORN APRIL 29th 1825
DIED AT WEST COURT AUGUST 15th 1889
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ANN BROOKE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1899
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HENRY BROOKE
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 8th 1918
IN HIS 63rd YEAR
ALSO ARTHUR WARR KING
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MAY KING (NEE BROOKE)
WHO DIED AT GRAVESEND
FEBRUARY 11th 1941 AGED 65 YEARS

TABLET
ALSO OF
MAY (NEE BROOKE)
WIFE OF ARTHUR WARR KING
DIED 9th JANUARY 1965
AGED 85 YEARS
CREMATED AT MEDWAY
CREMATORIUM AND ASHES
SCATTERED IN GLADE 32

TABLET
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THEIR DAUGHTER
MADELINE MAY
27th SEPTEMBER 1908
6th APRIL 1977
............

GEORGE HENRY BROOKE 1918
Gravesend Reporter, September 14th 1918
"DEATH OF MR. G. H. BROOKE
Agriculturist, Sportsman and Businessman
Sad Loss to Chalk Parish
   It is with deep regret that we have to record this week the death of Mr George Henry Brooke, of West Court Farm, Chalk, which took place at his residence on Sunday evening after a brief week's illness, in his 63rd year. The late Mr Brooke was not a native of Kent, but by a long residence at Chalk he had earned the right to be regarded as a Kentish man, and in this immediate district no one was better known. Indeed the streets of Gravesend will not seen quite the same without his portly figure, either on foot or in his familiar dog cart, and his cheery face and sunny smile will be much missed by even those who not the pleasure of his intimate acquaintance.
   All the late Mr Brooke's forbears, both on the paternal and maternal side belonged to the West Country. His father was a native of Somerset, born at Podymore in that county, and his mother was Ann Trent, a native of Pinford, Dorset. They were married at Sherborne, which is on the borders of both counties, and settled at Limington, near Ilchester, where Cardinal Wolsey, when a young curate, suffered the indignity of being placed in the village stocks. Here the late Mr G. H. Brooke was born on the 18th January 1856. Subsequently, the family removed to Overton, in the Test valley of Hampshire, where Mr Brooke's father farmed for a time and other children were born. The next migration was to Ash, in Surrey, and later a further move to Loughton, in Essex, took place and over 30 years ago the family moved across the Thames to West Court Farm at Chalk, where Mr Brooke's father not only farmed extensively, but carried on a very large business as an haulage contractor, among his clients being the Gravesend Corporation and the Port of London Authority. He was also contractor for the supply of horses for the Gravesend trams until they were electrified.
   On his death, Mr G. H. Brooke succeeded to the business and at the time of his death was farming about 700 acres at Chalk and at Loughton. He was the oldest tenant on the Darnley Estate. He had learnt his business in the best school, and to that he attributed his success in life, for he was a very successful farmer as well as a businessman.
   He was brought up to all those amenities which contribute to the enjoyment of life on the land. He early learnt to ride and regularly rode to hounds, and in this district he formerly hunted with the West Kent Foxhounds, which on several occasions met at his residence. Coursing was a favourite sport with him, and as a prominent member of the Gravesend and Hundred of Hoo Coursing Club he was a frequent winner of prizes. He bred greyhounds and attended coursing meetings in various parts of the county, and as a sportsman he was never caught tripping in his sporting phraseology. As a farmer he went in for mixed farming, and while he was an excellent judge of cattle, he was better known as a successful breeder of Kent sheep and had one of the nicest flocks in the county. With specimens of these he frequently won prizes at agricultural shows.
He was also a competitor in the North Kent Ploughing Matches. As the owner of a large number of horses he was an admirable judge of horseflesh.
   The late Mr Brooke was educated at Cranleigh School, Surrey, where he was a contemporary of the present Lord Devonport and his brother, and he kept up his connexion with his old school all his life through the medium of the Society of Old Cranleiglians. In politics he was a staunch Conservative, and rendered considerable influential service to his party. At Chalk the late Mr Brooke was a leading figure . For many years he was Vicar's warden, and for the very considerable period when he had the late Mr John Brann as his colleague in the office of peoples' warden the official part of Church life in the village was quite unique, for both gentlemen were bosom friends, both were agriculturalists, both had the same sporting tastes, and they were never known to disagree on any single item connected with church work. Like Mr Brann, Mr Brooke was a Poor Law Guardian for the parish, and District Councillor, he was also Overseer. He likewise held the office of manager of the Church School, special constable, and for some years, the Chairmanship of the Parish Council. The National Farmers Union numbered him among its members, he was a member of the Gravesend and Milton Bowling Club, and a ready supporter of all local charities.
   The late Mr Brooke had many qualities which endeared him to his friends and neighbours. He was very open - handed and a generous entertainer, and if he made friends with anyone he could always be relied upon as a staunch comrade. A bachelor, he naturally sought the company of others, but everyone in Gravesend will remember the deep and abiding friendship which existed between him and the late Mr John Brann and Mr Herbert Austen. Of that trio the last named remains, and he deeply mourns the loss of his old friend. Filial affection was a strong trait in Mr Brooke, there was no one like his late father to him, and it is a singular fact that he never went to church at Chalk or entered the churchyard without paying a pilgrimage to the grave where his father lies buried. He was a strong link between the living and the dead. His father died at the age of 65, and the late Mr Brooke had a strong predilection that he would not live beyond that age, "I shall go when the old man went", he used to say, but he died two years earlier. His contract with the Gravesend Corporation worried him a good deal, and he frequently said when he tendered for it's renewal, "I cannot take it for very long, I shall not be here to see it out". And when the Corporation demurred at the increased figure of the next tender, he made up his mind to retire from the business, and placed his stock-in-trade in the hands of the auctioneer for sale, as was announced in the "Reporter" advertising columns last week.
Death has now determined the contract for ever."

100.   HEADSTONE, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SOPHIA
WIDOW OF THE LATE
MATTHEW JOHN BUSWELL
OF HIGHGATE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 27th 1885
AGED 82
ALSO CHARLOTTE MARY UNDERHAY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 27th 1928
IN HER 91st YEAR
"Until the Day Break"
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101.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE (BADLY FLAKED)

[IN MEMORY OF]
[ED]WARD A[L]BERT CU[DMORE]
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
EDWARD K? & MARY A. [DIXON]
DIED MAY 1st 1888 AGED 7 [MONTHS]
"Not Gone from Memory,
Not Gone from Love,
Gone to his Father's Home Above"
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102.   HEADSTONE, MISSING (FROM DUNCAN)

[IN MEMORY OF]
SARAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM LEVETT RUTLEY
WHO DIED AT WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
24th DECEMBER 1880
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO
DOROTHY
THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1880
AGED 11 DAYS
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103.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN MEMORY
OF
ESTHER SIMMONDS
THE FAITHFUL SERVANT FOR 44 YEARS
TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GEORGE BROOKE
OF WEST COURT, CHALK
DIED MAY 14th 1901
AGED 63 YEARS
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103B.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
ERNEST HERBERT LOCK
WHO DIED 27th OCT. 1921
AGED 42 YEARS
R.I.P.
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103C.   HEADSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY GOATHAM
WHO DIED DEC. 27th 1927 AGED 60 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
HENRY GOATHAM
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1931 AGED 64 YEARS
"At Rest"
............

103D.   CONCRETE PEDESTALS, CROSS AND TABLET (ONLY TABLET INSCRIBED)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SIDNEY RICHARD MORRIS
DIED 12th JUNE 1928 AGED 15
ALSO EDGAR HERBERT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 15th AUGUST 1954 AGED 69
ALSO DOROTHY ANN
DEAR WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 3rd OCT. 1961 AGED 77
"Reunited"
............

104.   HEADSTONE AND LOOSE FOOTSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED G. LONGHURST
BORN 21st MAY 1885
AND WAS DROWNED FROM THE
POWDER BARGE THOMAS THROUGH
A COLLISION OFF WOOLWICH ARSENAL
ON THE 12th APRIL 1901
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO LILIAN ELLEN LONGHURST
BORN 10th NOVR. 1893
DIED 3rd APRIL 1895
"Thy Will be Done"
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104B.   FALLEN HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID JAMES KAVANAGH
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th DEC. 1925
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO DAVID JAMES KAVANAGH
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 9th MAY 1931
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO DORIS MAY KAVANAGH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 21st JUNE 1942
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO ALICE ELIZA KAVANAGH
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 11th FEB. 1969
AGED 90 YEARS
"Good Night – God Bless"
............

105.   HEADSTONE

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY DEAVES
DIED AUG. 20th 1899
AGED 53 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO NELLIE HIS DAUGHTER
DIED SEP. 30th 1901
AGED 13 YEARS
AND HENRY THOMAS
INFANT SON OF ABOVE
DIED MARCH 12th 1883
AGED 5 MONTHS
"Asleep in Jesus"
ALSO MARY ANN STONE
DIED JUNE 10th 1902
AGED 70 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF JAMES STONE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1905
IN HIS 95th YEAR
"Rest of Toil"
ALSO OF ANNA ELLEN DEAVES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1933
AGED 78 YEARS
"Re-united"
............

106.   HEADSTONE, MOSTLY ERODED (TOP PART FROM DUNCAN)

[IN LOVING MEMORY]
[OF]
LILLIAN STONE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1892
AGED 11 MONTHS
[Eroded Verses]
[ALSO] JAMES STONE
[WHO DIED MARCH ? [   ] 1926]
[AGED 69 YEARS]
[Eroded Verses]
[ALSO] JANE STONE
WHO FELL ASLEEP OCTOBER [   ] 1951
AGED 97 YEARS
"Peacefully Sleeping"
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107.   HEADSTONE AND LOOSE FOOTSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES ACOTT
WHO DIED OCTOBER 23rd 1897
AGED 63 YEARS
"Shew us, O Lord, that "Living Way",
Which Leads to Realms of Endless Day"
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108.   FALLEN, BROKEN AND ERODED HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ABRAHAM BENJAMIN YOUNG
WHO WAS DROWNED 9th JULY 1892
AGED 28 YEARS
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS
AND CREW OF THE S.S. MARYLAND ATL
ALSO
JOSEPH WALTER YOUNG
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ DECEMBER] [    ] 1925
AGED 63 YEARS
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ABRAHAM BENJAMIN YOUNG 1892
Gravesend Reporter, 1st May 1892
"A GRAVESENDER DROWNED
   On Saturday last, Abraham Benjamin Young, aged 28 years, of 15 New Street, Gravesend, was knocked overboard from the SS Maryland by a rope, when off Cliffe, and was drowned. Directly deceased fell, a boat was lowered and three of the crew went in search of him, but failed to find any trace of him"

109.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIETT ANN
WIFE OF WILLIAM BISHOP
AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & MARY PALMER
DIED MARCH 11th 1911 AGED 61
"And now Lord, What is my Hope,
Truly my Hope is even in Thee"
ALSO WILLIAM PALMER
DIED JULY 6th 1881
AGED 26 YEARS
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109B.   CURBS AND DETACHED METAL PLAQUE

SOUTH SIDE
FRANK WILLIAM HALL DIED 28th DEC. 1936 AGED 66 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
ALSO LEAH PAGET HALL DIED 13th AUG. 1951 AGED 78 YEARS

PLAQUE
ASHES INTERRED OF
MURIEL AGNES HALL
WHO DIED 23 1 1996
AND
WALTER ERNEST HALL
WHO DIED 28 1 2007
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110.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS (WIDE PLOT)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANET JONES
WHO DIED DEC. 14th 1906
AGED 88 YEARS
............

111.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
SOPHIA JORDAN
WHO DIED 3rd MAY 1879
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF JAMES PEARSON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 1894
AGED 61 YEARS
"Gone to Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES PEARSON
WHO DIED 22nd NOV. 1921
IN HIS 90th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
............

112.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FANNY JORDAN
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1889
AGED 54 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, Not Gone from Love,
But Gone to her Father's Home Above"
ALSO GEORGE JORDAN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 26Th 1915
AGED 81 YEARS
"At Rest"
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113.   HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES BLAKE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 17th 1875
AGED 29 YEARS
"My we meet in Heaven"
............

113B.   HEART SHAPED STONE

OUR DEAR SISTER
JOYCE SPACKMAN
AGED 13 YEARS

(DIED JUNE 1940)
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114.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM CHAMPION
LATE OF OAKLEY COTTAGE, DENTON
WHO DIED 12th OCTOBER 1890
AGED 56 YEARS
"I Shall go to Him, but He will not Return to me"
ALSO JESSE CHAMPION
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1893 AGED 5 WEEKS
ALSO JAMES CHAMPION
WHO DIED JULY 23rd 1894 AGED 12 DAYS
ALSO WILLIAM CHAMPION
WHO DIED MAY 23rd 1896 AGED 5 WEEKS
(GRAND CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE)
ALSO EMMA CHAMPION
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 23rd 1924
AGED 87 YEARS
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115.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM GEORGE ASHDOWN
WHO DIED 7th MAY 1876
AGED 3 YEARS 7 3 MONTHS
ALSO
ALICE AMY ASHDOWN
WHO DIED 19th OCTOBER 1883
AGED 9 YEARS & 3 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES ASHDOWN
WHO DIED 3rd JAN. 1905
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT ASHDOWN
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1907
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO JAMES ASHDOWN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1920
AGED 76 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO HERBERT ERNEST ASHDOWN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1953
AGED 74 YEARS
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116.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

ELSIE MAY
BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT NICOLAI
AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES H. & ELIZABETH ASHDOWN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEB. 2nd 1920
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO AMY ASHDOWN
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1922
AGED 10 YEARS
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117.   PEDESTALS, CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HANNAH MATHER FISH
DIED 10th AUG. 1896
AGED 61 YEARS
WILLIAM FISH HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVR. 24Th 1899 AGED 68 YEARS
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117B.   GRANITE PEDESTALS, CELTIC CROSS AND CURBS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN CHAMPION
WHO PASSED AWAY
ON FEBRUARY 1st 1924
AGED 60 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
WILLIAM JAMES CHAMPION
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18th 1933
AGED 71 YEARS
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117C.   HEADSTONE AND CURBS

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE BROOKS
OF DENTON PARISH
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1924
AGED 58 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO OF
GEORGE BROOKS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE BROOKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 6th 1934
AGED 66 YEARS
"For Ever with the Lord"
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INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH

118.   NORTH AISLE, BLACK LEDGER

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HENRY
AGER, GENT. WHO HAD ISSUE ONE SONN
GEORGE AND THREE DAUGHTERS, MARY
REBECKA AND MARTHA HE DIED THE 20th
DAY OF AUGUST 1612 BEINGE OF THE AGE
OF 75 YEARES

HERE ALSO LIETH BURIED THE BODY OF
MARY WHIT THE DAUGHTER OF RICHARD
WHITE AND MARY AGER WHO DIED THE
22nd DAY OF MARCH ANNO DONI 1619
BEINGE OF THE AGE OF TENN YEARES
AND EIGHT MONTHES
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RICHARD WHITE, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1622
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 10th August 1622
   To Alice Geeson, his sister's daughter and his god daughter, £30 at 21 or day of marriage; to her two brothers, Henry and William, £10 each at 21.
   To John Barnes, his servant, 1 cow and 5 mother ewes; to widow Jennyngs, 1 two yearling bullock, to be delivered before May Day next following his death; to Ralfe White, a two yearling bullock, as above; to Edward White, his brother, £20, within 1 year of his death, if Edward "thrives in the world", within 2 years after testator's death, he is to get £50; to Stephen White, his brother, 2 kyne, 30 whether sheep, 40 mother ewes and household goods, except his feather bed, coverlet, pair of blankets and best pair of sheets.
To Alexander Wytherley, his wife's son, his ..... ? and 10 ewes and 10 rams; to loving friends, Mr Roy, Vicar of Chalk, 50s, Mr Hubbert, Vicar of Stoke, 20s, Mr Bustard, Curate of Halstow, 20s, Mr Henry Tinker of the Ship in Gravesend, 20s, and to his son Richard Tinker, 20s.
   To Frances Morgan, "dwelling in or near Drewery Lane, near London", £5, if he is dead, then to his wife, if she is dead, then to their children; to Edward Bradford, one month after his return to England, £5; to Mother Fymey, "an aged lame woman", 10s; to Widow Pierson, "one other lame and aged woman", 10s;to Mother Kingsdowne, 5s; to poor of Chalk, 20s, to poor of St. Mary's (Hoo), 20s; to poor of Halstow, 20s; to poor of Stoke, 6s 8d; to poor of Gravesend and Milton, 20s, all to be paid at funeral or soon after.
   To Robert Gregory, his late servant and to all servants with him at death, 5s each; to his god children, 5s each; to Elizabeth Couchman, his wife's sister's daughter, £20 at 20 or marriage day, and his little black riding nag after his death; to Marie Gooding,sister of the above, £5 at 20 or marriage day; to Thomas Somer, son of Mr John Somer, 50/-; to Dorothy Edser ?, widow of William, £5, if she is dead, then to her children.
He appoints £20 for a tomb and a stone to be set up in St. Mary's (Hoo), churchyard where his parents are buried, (still extant).
   Additionally to Alexander Wytherley, £250, on condition that he accepts it in lieu of the legacy left to him by his father and that given by his mother when she married testator, he is to have accrued interest since it came into testator's hands; he must also give a release to executors. If he refuses he gets no benefit from testator's will, which is of greater value than his father's legacy.
    Residue after debts, legacies and funeral costs are paid, to wife Marie, she is also executor.
   She is to enter into bond for £400 with his overseers to faithfully execute will, if she refuses, overseers will execute will. His loving friends, John Somer of St. Margaret's (Rochester) and Captain Smyth of Gravesend are overseers, he desires them to assist and aid his wife, they to have 50s each.
   Real Estate: Wife to have his house in Chalk called the Rose and his house, marsh and uplands in St. Mary's, which he purchased from Francis Morgan, now occupied by Robert Weekes. To brother Edward, his house and lands in Stoke occupied by John Moyeslye and John Cotsell, for life; after Edward's death, then to Edward's lawful issue, in default, to Henry Geeson and William Geeson, the two sons of Dorothy Geeson, his sister, for ever.
   To Richard White, his godson, son of Stephen White, his brother, his house and barn in St. Mary's which he purchased from Mr William Hubbard, plus land belong and 2 acres adjoining in two parcels, for ever.
   To wife Marie, profits of all his marshland in Halstow and St. Mary's, for life; after her death, then to godson Richard White and to his male heirs, in default, then to the male heirs of brother Stephen, in priority of birth, in default then to his nephews and nieces, equally; in default, then to testator's own right heirs, for ever, upon condition that an annuity of £7 shall be paid to the Churchwardens of St. Mary, (40s), Stoke, (10s), Halstow, (30s), Chalk, (20s) and Gravesend and Milton, (2s- each), for ever. His marsh called Eastwick is to provide the annuity.
   Witnesses: Martin Cason and Thomas Ford
   Proved 13th September 1622

BALDWIN see WAR MEMORIAL

BRAMBLE see WAR MEMORIAL

119.   SOUTH CHANCEL WALL, GREY AND WHITE MARBLE TABLET

IN THE VAULT BENEATH
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM BROWN, ESQUIRE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 30th 1843
AGED 69 YEARS
HE WAS FOR MANY YEARS
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S JUSTICES
AND ADEPUTY LIEUTENANT
FOR THE COUNTY OF KENT
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WILLIAM BROWN THE ELDER, OF CHALK, Esquire 1843
P.C.C Will dated 3rd November 1840
   Properties in Chalk, Shorne and Higham to son William and his heirs subject to payment of £2,000 due on mortgage with interest to Kent Fire and Life Assurance Office. Son to take possession on 29th of September next following his death. All crops and profits to be taken by son Henry on the same date; Henry is to pay all taxes and rates due from the 29th of September preceding his death to the 29th of September following his death, and to pay son William rent during this time. Any dispute arising to be settled by two indifferent persons, one chosen by each son. Rest and residue of real and all personal estate, subject to following legacy, and debts, except the £2,000 mortgage, funeral and probate expenses, to son Henry and his heirs. All real estate he has as trustee or mortgagee to sons William and Henry and brother in law, George Gunning of Brighton, Esquire, subject to trusts, etc., technical details follow. Sons William and Henry, and George Gunning are executors and have 10 guineas each to buy a memorial of the testator.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and J.S. Bullard, Rochester, Gentleman
   Proved 26th May 1843

BURDEN see WESNESS

120.   NORTH CHANCEL WALL, GREY AND WHITE MARBLE TABLET WITH CREST

IN THE VAULT BENEATH THIS MONUMENT
ARE DEPOSITED THE MUCH RESPECTED REMAINS
OF MRS. MARY BURROWS
WIFE OF MR. GEORGE MAN BURROWS
OF HATTON GARDEN, ST. ANDREW'S, HOLBORN, LONDON
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1795 AGED 20 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE AN INFANT DAUGHTER
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121.   SOUTH WALL OF CHANCEL, GREY AND WHITE MARBLE TABLET, WITH CREST

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE MANN BURROWS M. D.
ONLY SON OF RICHARD BURROWS
BORN AT CHALK MAY 6th 1771
DIED IN LONDON OCTR. 29Th 1846
HIS REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN THE
VAULTS AT HIGHGATE CEMETERY
THIS TABLET
WAS ERECTED AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTION
AND RESPECT BY HIS SURVIVING SONS
GEORGE BURROWS M. D. F.R.S.
CHARLES BURROWS SOLICITOR
HENRY N. BURROWS M.A. CLERK
ARTHUR BURROWS BARRISTER
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GEORGE MANN BURROWS, OF LONDON, Physician 1846
P.C.C. Will dated 8th January 1844
   Of 6 Upper Gower Street, London. Desires to be buried in nearest burial ground to where he dies, funeral to be as plain and economical as "decency permits". Wife, Sophia to have use of his house and household goods for life, except silver presentation cup and cover, which goes to son George or eldest son then living. Wife to have linen, china, glass, books, trinkets, wines, liquors and housekeeping stores and effects as she desires. She is to have £100 for immediate needs within 21 days. To sons George and Charles, all ready money, securities, goods, chattels, credits and effects not before given. When his wife dies or no longer needs the above bequests, to sons George and Charles, upon trust, to sell, proceeds with part of personal estate to pay for funeral and debts, etc.
   Surplus to be invested in Public Funds or upon mortgage in England and Wales. Income upon trust, for his wife for life. After her death, in trust, for every child who survives him and children of any of his deceased children, shared equally. To sons George and Charles any real estate invested in him as trustee or mortgagee. They are also executors.
   Witnesses: William  Freeman and James Chapman, Clerks to Mr Burman. Solicitor, 20 Lawrence Lane, London.

Codicil dated 3rd July 1846
   His 2nd son John has died at Bombay in August 1845; he was intestate and unmarried. John had share of estate laid out in marriage settlement of his parents, dated 15th March 1797, in the sum of £602 5/-in Bank Annuities and Assurance Policy in the Equitable Society on father's life. Now people in India have made claims against John's estate. To cover this testator and his son George and Lt. Col. David Capon, of the Bombay Army,(son in law), have advance £400. He requests the executors to recompense son George and David Capon from John's share of estate. Executors are to be possessed of residue.
   Witnesses: John Hunter, Mincing Lane, Surgeon and James Chapman, Clerk to Mr Burman.
   Proved 25th November 1846

RICHARD BURROWS OF MILTON 1777
   Although Richard Burrows is buried in the chancel of Chalk church, there is no visible monument, nor a record of any inscription. His P.C.C. will states his desire to be buried in the family vault at Chalk. He owned a lot of property, including the Lisle Castle inn in Chalk, formerly the Horseshoe and Castle. He was the father of George Burrows born in Chalk in 1771. One of his trustees was William Brown.

122.   SOUTH WALL OF CHANCEL, BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE TABLET

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SIR GEORGE BURROWS, BARONET
LATE PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE
OF PHYSICIANS, LONDON
PHYSICIAN IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY
QUEEN VICTORIA AND TO ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL
ELDEST SON OF GEORGE MAN BURROWS
FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH
BORN 28th NOVEMBER 1801
DIED 12th DECEMBER 1887
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SIR GEORGE BURROWS,OF LONDON, Baronet, Physician 1887
Will published in the Times February 9th 1888
"THE LATE SIR GEORGE BURROWS, --- The late Sir George Burrows, M.D, F.R.S., of 18, Cavendish square, who died on the 15th of December last year, aged 86 years, and was Physician in Ordinary to the Queen, consulting physician to St Bartholomew's Hospital, and a Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge, by his will dated 6th April 1886, bequeaths to the library of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, such medical books and pamphlets of his father-in-law, John Abernethy, his father and himself as may not be selected by his son-in-law, Alfred Willett, of Wimploe -street, to whom he bequeaths £500, to his daughter, Mrs Rosa Ellen Willett, £200, to his grandson and godson, Herbert Burrows Willett, £103, to his son, Ernest Pennington Burrows, the silver inkstand presented to the testator by Gonville and Caius College, together with numerous other specific legacies to members of his family and friends and money legacies to servants, and he devises and bequeaths all his real estate and the residue of his personal estate in trust to make up the portion of his said daughter, Mrs Willett and his younger son, Ernest Pennington Burrows, to £10,000 each, including the shares appointed to them under certain settled funds; and as to the ultimate residue in trust for his elder son, now Sir Frederick Abernethy Burrows, and his male issue, with the remainder to the said Ernest Pennington Burrows, or other the successor in the baronetcy. The value of the personal estate has been declared at £104,286, by the acting executors, his brother, Arthur Burrows, barrister-at-law, and his said two sons, power being reserved to grant probate also to Alfred Willett, the son-in-law, the other executor."

SIR GEORGE BURROWS, BT. 1887
The Times, December 13th 1887
"Sir George Burrows, M.D. and Hon. LL.D. Cantab.; D.C.L. Oxon; F.R.S, and F.R.C.P., Hon. Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge, Physician in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, and consulting physician to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, died at an early hour yesterday morning in his 87th year, exhausted by repeated attacks of bronchitis and asthma, but in full possession of his faculties. He came of an old Kentish family, established certainly as long back as the Commonwealth at Chalk, in the neighbourhood of Gravesend, where his father, Dr. George Mann Burrows, himself an eminent member of the medical profession, was born in 1771.
   Sir George Burrows was born on the 28th of November, 1801, in Bloomsbury – square, his father then residing there, and received the earlier part of his education at a school then in high repute at Ealing, where he had for school fellows Cardinal Newman, Mr. F.W. Newman, and other distinguished men. On leaving school, and with a view of gaining some preliminary insight into medicine and its handmaid sciences, he attended the lectures of the famous anatomist and surgeon, John Abernethy, at St. Bartholomew's Hospital; of Professor Brande on chemistry, and of Professor Faraday, on electricity and other subjects.
   At the end of two years he proceeded to Caius College, Cambridge, where, although he had obtained a Tancred Medical Studentship, he gave himself up entirely (finding time by the way to organise and pull stroke in the first racing six-oar on the Cam) to the special study of the place, and graduated as Tenth Wrangler in the Mathematical Tripos of 1825. He was immediately elected a Fellow of his college and Junior Mathematical Lecturer. Returning presently to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, he became a pupil of Sir W. Lawrence and of Dr. Peter Mere Latham who, together with Sir Thomas Watson, were then among the leading lights of that famous medical school.
   After having taken his medical degree at Cambridge and his diploma at the Royal College of Physicians, he availed himself of a favourable opportunity for foreign travel, and for some time was engaged in study at the University of Pavia, in Paris, and in Germany. During his stay in Italy he had abundant opportunities for watching the epidemic of Asiatic cholera, then just freshly imported into Europe; and upon its making its appearance in London, in the year 1832, he was placed in charge of the auxiliary hospital established by the Governors of St. Bartholomew's to meet the exigencies of the outbreak. This was his first official connection with the institution. A little later, in 1834, he was appointed the first assistant physician, to take charge of out-patients, and was associated with Dr. P.M. Latham as joint lecturer on the Science and Practise of Medicine.
   In 1841, upon Dr. Latham's enforced withdrawal from ill-health, he became sole lecturer, and was promoted to the full physiciancy , an office which he held with great distinction, as a successful teacher of medicine at the bedside, until 1863, when he retired from the acting staff and was elected the first honorary consulting physician. Always an eager advocate of the cause of education, he attached himself to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge shortly after its foundation by Lord Brougham, and worked zealously with him as one of the members of the committee. At the Royal College of Physicians, where he early distinguished himself as a leader of the liberal reforms, he was nominated for all the principal lectureships, and filled in turn the offices of Member of the Council, Censor, College Representative on the General Medical Council, and, finally, with the unanimous voice of the Fellows, President of the College. It was during his tenure of office as President – namely, in 1874 – that he was made a baronet. Having been appointed Physician Extraordinary to Her Majesty the Queen in 1870, he became Physician in Ordinary in 1873, on the death of Sir H. Holland. He was a member of the Senate of the University of London, President of the General Medical Council of Education, of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society , and of the British Medical Association. One of his latest honours, and one which he very highly valued , was his election as the first Honorary Medical Fellow of his old College-Caius.
   With a fine physique, a commanding presence, and all the confidence born of a thorough mastery of his profession, Sir George Burrows inspired a like confidence in all who came in contact with him, whether former pupils who sought his aid in consultation upon difficult and anxious cases, or the wide circle of patients who at one time eagerly looked for his advice. In 1834 he married Elinor, the youngest daughter of his old master (John Abernethy), by whom (she predeceased him) he had several children. Of these, three survive, two sons and one daughter, and he is succeeded in the baronetcy by Mr. Frederic Abernethy Burrows."

123.   SOUTH WALL OF CHANCEL, METAL PLAQUE

IN MEMORY OF
FREDERIC ABERNETHY BURROWS
2nd BARONET
BORN DECEMBER 30th 1845
DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1904
............

124.   NORTH WALL OF CHANCEL, METAL PLAQUE

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF
ERNEST PENNINGTON BURROWS BT.
YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE
SIR GEORGE BURROWS BT.
WHO PASSED AWAY AUGUST 4th 1917
AGED 65 YEARS
.............

SIR E. PENNINGTON BURROWS, BT. 1917
The Times, August 7th 1917
"Sir Ernest Pennington Burrows, who died on Saturday, was born in 1851. He was educated at Radley, and succeeded his brother, Sir Frederick Abernethy Burrows, the second baronet, in 1904. His father, the first baronet, was the eminent physician, Sir George Burrows, and his mother was the youngest daughter of Mr. John Abernethy, F.R.S., and President of the Royal College of Surgeons."

CADIC see WAR MEMORIAL

CRAYKER see PIGGOTT

CROSS see WAR MEMORIAL

CROWELL see WAR MEMORIAL

125.   NORTH AISLE, GREY LEDGER, ORIGINALLY IN CHANCEL ?

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF EDWARD DERING
GENT. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 17th DAY OF DECEM.
ANNO DOMINI 1698
HERE ALSO LYETH THE
BODY OF ELIZ. DERING
WIDOW OF EDWARD
DERING AFORESAID
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 19th OF JUNE ANO
DOMINI 1719 AGED 75
............

EDWARD DERING, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1698
Consistory Court of Rochester, Inventory dated 29th November 1698 (No Will)
Appraised by William Weekes and Richard Fisher
Includes, crops which are all in the barn; 80 sheep, 8 horses, 14 cattle, 2 wagons, 2 dung carts, 6 harrows, 2 sows and 10 shoates (pigs). The total, including household goods and money in the house, is £570 5s 0d.

126.   NORTH ARCADE OF NAVE, GREY MARBLE TABLET

NEAR THIS PLACE RESTS THE SACRED
DUST OF ROSEANNA LATE WIFE OF
JOHN DOLMAN VICAR OF THIS
PARISH
HAVING BEEN A FAITHFUL PARTNER
AND REAL CHRISTIAN MORE
THAN THIRTY YEARS REMOVED TO
HEAVEN AUG. 19th 1773 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO THE REVD. JNO. DOLMAN
LATE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF AUG. 1774
AGED 52 YEARS
............

DUDDRIDGE see WAR MEMORIAL

FIELD see WAR MEMORIAL

GLOVER see WAR MEMORIAL

127.   NORTH ARCADE OF NAVE, BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE TABLET

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD GOLDSMITH
OF THIS PARISH AND GAD'S HILL, HIGHAM
WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1869 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1875 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO RICHARD SYDNEY BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN TASMANIA AUGUST 15th 1854 AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD YOUNGER SON
WHO DIED AT ROCHESTER MAY 8th 1883 AGED 46 YEARS
.............

GOLDUP see WAR MEMORIAL

HAYMAN see WAR MEMORIAL

128.   SOUTH CHANCEL WALL, METAL PLAQUE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOYNES M. A.
FOR 38 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 4th NOV. 1894 AGED 64
R.I.P.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS
............

KING see WAR MEMORIAL

129.   WALL OF STAIRS TO ORGAN LOFT, FORMERLY IN THE NAVE, BRASS PLAQUE

HIC JACENT WILLMS MARTYN QUI OBIIT XVI DIE MAII ANNO DM
MCCCCXVI ET ISABELLA UXOR EJUS QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICIETUR DEUS AMEN

NEAR HERE LIES WILLIAM MARTYN WHO DIED 16th MAY
1416 AND ISABELLA WHO WAS HIS WIFE ON WHOSE SOULS GOD HAVE MERCY

130.   NORTH AISLE, GREY LEDGER

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN PHILPOTT
YEOMAN WHO DESEASED IN THE YEAR
OF 1665 ON THE 20th DAY OF MAY WHEN
HEE WAS 59 YEARS OF AGE BEING
LAFULLY MARRIED TO FOUR WIVES IN [YE]
PARRISHE CHURCH OF CHALKE [    ]
MARY, HELENE, JOANNA, ELIZABETH [    ]
HAR A WIDDOW BY MARY HE HAD ISSUE [    ]
SUNS 3 DAUGHTERS ON BY HELENE
ON DAUGHTER BY ELIZABETH ON SUN [ON]
DAUGHTER
............

JOHN PHILPOTT, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1665
Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 15th April 1665
   Son William is executor. Wife, Elizabeth to have his house at Milton, occupied by John Kempster and John Browne, for life. After her death, this goes to son William, forever. The property was recently purchased from Richard Bartlett. Also to his wife, £150, £50 within 3 months of his death, £100 within 3 years, also goods in the parlour of the farm house, where he lives. Wife to have use of parlour and room above for remainder of lease, (held from Francis Cottington, Esquire).His daughter, Mary Wakelyn, is to have £10 and her son Richard, £5 at 21; to Benjamin and Mary Wakelyn, her two other children, £5 each at 21. To his daughter Elizabeth Pearson, £120 at 21; to daughter Anne wife of John Lee, £30. To daughter Elizabeth, a silver bowl and 3 silver spoons.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: Marl of William Webb, Mark of James Peacock and Thomas Johnson

Codicil, same date, same witnesses.
   To his wife half of pewter, brass and wooden wares, and all linen in his dwelling house.
   Proved 9th June 1665

WILLIAM PHILPOTT, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1683
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 1st May 1683
   To wife Elizabeth, his house at Milton, occupied by George French and Goodman Miles, for life. After her death, then to daughter Elizabeth Philpott, for ever. If daughter dies without lawful heirs, then to Thomas and Richard, sons of his half brother, Thomas Parker of Southfleet, Yeoman, for ever. Also to daughter, Elizabeth, £400 at 21. The interest from to be used for Elizabeth's education and clothes, until she is 21.
   If his wife remarries, she is to give good security to his overseers for payment of the £400 and pay it to his daughter. If she refuses to do so, then the overseers to have power to sue for that amount. To brother Thomas Parker, 50/- and his 2 best cloaks, best hat and serge britches. To sister Dorothy Weekes and Elizabeth Phipps, 1 gold guinea each. His wife is to keep house in good repair. Residue of personal estate to his wife, who is sole executor. His friend Mark Whyte of Milton and brother in law, Thomas Phipps are overseers of will; 10s to each of them to buy a ring in his memory.
   Witnesses: Michael Edwards?, Edward Dering and William Codd?
   Proved 19th June 1683

131.   UNDER CARPET, NORTH WEST CORNER NORTH AISLE, FORMERLY IN CHANCEL?
             SANDSTONE LEDGER WITH CREST

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MRS. SUSANNA PIGGOTT
RELICT OF MR. EDWD. PIGGOTT
LATE OF LONDON, GROCER
AND DAUGHTER OF MR. CHARLES
CRAYKER OF FARNINGHAM IN
THIS COUNTY, GENT. WHO DIED
THE 16th OF AUGUST 1724 AGED
72 YEARS
............

SUSANNA PIGGOTT, OF CHALK, Widow 1724
Consistory Court of Rochester Will, in her own hand, dated 29th December 1720
   Desires to be buried in chancel of whatever church executors think fit, to have a good coffin and a stone laid over her grave. To her brother Benjamin Crayker, £10 for mourning and her cloak, if he wants it; to his 2nd daughter, Ann Crayker, her little diamond ring and the Turke stone ring she wore with it. To his 3rd daughter, Diana Crayker, her gold watch; to his 4th daughter, Hannah Crayker, her silver snuff box; to his youngest daughter, Elizabeth Crayker, her largest diamond ring and her dressing box, standing on her cabinet, marked "Elizabeth Crayker" on the bottom and a box standing in her closet marked "A.P." on the side and "Elizabeth Crayker" on the top, and all the contents, "I have packt them up fitt for her to take home with her", she is not to open boxes until she is home, "they are only toys for her closett, I have sealed the keyes up and put them with my will".
   To brother Joseph Crayker, £5 for mourning; to sister Bennett, "a very good ring such a one as my sister Faulconer had at Mrs Bromley's death"; to Richard Lawrence, 20 guineas; to Mrs Fettergill, " a very good ring such as I mentioned before for my sister Bennett"; to Mrs Mary Mitchell, £15 and £5 for mourning; to Mrs Marshall, 10/- for a ring; to her brothers' sons daughters, cousin Smith, sister Buckell and Mrs Fracis of Croydon, "a handsome ring to each of them to remember me". To sister Faulconer, £10 for mourning for herself and her husband; to nephew Benjamin Faulconer, £1000, which his mother is to hold until he is 21, if he proves a "duttyfull son to his father and mother", then the money is to be used to his best advantage. If he dies before 21 or "proves a rebellious and undutyfull son to his father and mother", then the money goes to his mother. Residue to sister Elizabeth Faulconer, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Robert Curtis, William Yates and Edward Golborne

CHARLES CRAYKER, OF FARNINGHAM, Stapler 1688
P.C.C. Will dated 1st November 1686
   Crayker is the father of Susanna Piggott; passages relating to her:-
He bequeaths to Susanna wife of Edward Piggott, £100, provided she and her husband give his executors a release of all claims to his estate. Susanna's sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Crayker, get £600 each. All his children get 40s each to buy a ring.
   Proved 14th December 1688

RADLEY see WAR MEMORIAL

132.   CHANCEL, HIDDEN UNDER FLOOR COVERINGS?  
                FROM THORPE'S REGISTRUM ROFFENSES 1769

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
HENRY ROY VICAR OF CHALK
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1646
AETAT 70 YEARS
HE WAS VICAR 40 YEARS AND
HAD 4 SONS AND 6 DAUGHTERS
ALSO SUSAN WIFE OF THE SAID
HENRY ROY
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1641
AETAT 45 YEARS
............

HENRY ROY, VICAR OF CHALK 1652
P.C.C. Will dated 1st September 1645
   To daughter Dorothy wife of James Hosier, "that silver bowl wherein wee usually drink", or if she does not want it, £3 in lieu. The benefit of the fruit of the cherry orchard, recently planted near his house, as follows: one third to daughter Dorothy, for 10 years, starting in 1658 and ending in 1667, Dorothy will sell the crops. If she dies during the 10 years, her son Henry Hosier will have the benefit, "for his better education"; to son in law James Hosier, 20s; to his grandchildren, Susan, Henry, Dorothy and Mary Hosier, £5 each at 18 years; to daughter Susan, wife of John Stoke, ½ of the benefit of the third of the orchard, for life, except the 10 years during which Dorothy or her son will benefit. Susan to have only a third of her sister's share? Or otherwise ½ of the third after Mr George Pardgar the Elder's death, in same manner as Dorothy is to receive her third in the 10 year period ?
   Also to Susan £20, which her husband holds (borrowed from Roy?), and his furniture and household goods in the kitchen, except one great trunk and his clothes; instead of the trunk, she is to have her mother's trunk in the Hall Chamber; also the household goods in the Lower Chamber, except the great ? chest; also an annuity of £4 for life from his lands and house in Chalk, and the house and lands occupied by Thomas Bourne?, in Chalk. Payment is to be made 6 months after the death of Mr George Pardogar? ? because during his lifetime there will be little or no profit from the above properties.
   To son in law John Stoke, 20s; to daughter Mary Roy, his land and house, and house and lands occupied by Thomas Bourne; Mary to pay legacies and annuity to her sister. Residue to daughter, Mary, who is executor. He desires his "loving and very worthy friend", John Parker to be overseer of the will. Any dispute between his daughters or other persons mentioned in will to be settled by overseer.
   Witnesses: John Mann ?, Clerk and John Robinson, Clerk (i.e. both Clergymen)
   Proved 30th January 1651 (1652) Daughter Mary Roy, alias Inglett, has she married ?

RUSSELL see WAR MEMORIAL

SHRIMPTON see WAR MEMORIAL

SMITH see WAR MEMORIAL

SPACKMAN see WAR MEMORIAL

133.   NORTH AISLE, GREY LEDGER

HERE RESTETH THE BODY
OF RO[AS]E WIFE OF ROBERT
SPRIVER THE ELDER OF CHALK
YEOMAN WHO DYED THE 29th
OF APRIL 1620
THE DUTIFUL
REMEMBRANCE
OF GEO. SPRIVER
............

ROBERT SPRIVER THE ELDER, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1615
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1604
   Desires to be buried in Cobham church near the body of his father? (fold in page); to 8 poor people who carry his body 8s each. To Robert and George Spriver his sons, his tenement with lands, in Meopham, which came to him by his father's will, equally shared forever. To youngest son George, £200 at 24 years, if he dies before then, the executors to divide equally between ? (dark edge); if George has lawful issue before he is 24, the £200 to that child; also to George, one black ambling gelding in his marshes in Cliffe; to Bennett Spriver, his daughter, £100 at 20; to third / daughter Elizabeth Spriver £100 at 20, if both daughters die before they are 20, then their portions to the executors ? Equally. To daughter Elizabeth 23? ewes at 18 years; to Joanne Venning, his sister of Offham ?, Kent, widow, 50s; to the poor 50s at his funeral; to Roase Spriver, his wife and Robert Spriver, eldest son, residue shared equally. If his wife remarries she shall have one hundred pounds ? (fold in paper), on marriage day paid by son Robert, then all her other legacies are void. Wife and son Robert are executors, and Thomas Tunbridge of East Malling, Yeoman and Francis Midleton of Milton, Yeoman are overseers, and have 20s each.
   Proved 4th March 1614 (1615)

GEORGE SPRIVER, OF CHALK
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd July 1626
   Desires to be buried in Cobham churchyard, pall bearers to share 20s. To nephew William Browne, son of brother William, £25 at 21; to nephew John Baynard, son of brother (in law?), John Baynard, £25 at 21; to niece Elizabeth Baynard, daughter of John Baynard, £25 at 21; to niece Alice Browne daughter of brother (in law?) William Browne, £25 at 21.
   To sister Bennett Browne his piece of cloth of five yards.
   To cousin John Baynard, his best cloak; to sister Susan Spriver, 20s for a ring; to cousin Robert Spriver 40/-; to cousin George Spriver 40s; to cousin Ann Spriver, 40s; to poor of Chalk, 30s; to poor of Cobham 10/-; to Susan Pechey 40s. Residue to brother Robert Spriver, who is executor, if he refuses to be executor, he gives him only £40, then John Baynard is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Roy, Arthur ? ...........? and Edward Teacher

STUDD see WAR MEMORIAL

SUTTON see WAR MEMORIAL

THOMAS see WAR MEMORIAL

WAGHORN see WAR MEMORIAL

134.   SOUTH WALL OF TOWER, WOODEN BOARD

TO REMEMBER THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WARS

 

          1914 -18

       1939 - 1945


BERNARD F. CADIC 
LAWRENCE W.L. CADIC 
ALFRED G. FIELD 
WILLIAM B. GLOVER 
THOMAS A. GOLDUP 
WILLIAM B. RUSSELL 
WILLIAM SHOVLAR 
JOHN SHOVLAR 
FREDERICK THOMAS 
JAMES D. WAGHORN 
PHILIP BALDWIN
WILLIAM BRAMBLE
GEORGE CROSS
RAYMOND CROWELL
THOMAS DUDDRIDGE
FREDERICK HAYMAN
HAROLD HAYMAN
KENNETH HAYMAN
THOMAS KING
ALBERT RADLEY
WALTER SHRIMPTON
NORMAN SMITH
LEONARD SUTTON
THIS TABLET GIVEN BY 
CHALK TOC H 
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY 
THEIR NAME LIVETH 
EVERMORE
KILLED IN CHALK BY ENEMY ACTION
  GWENDOLINE WILLIAMS
VERA STUDD
CLIFFORD JAMES
SPACKMAN

135.   NORTH CHANCEL, GREY LEDGER

HERE LIETH INTERED YE BODY OF
JOHN WESNES YE SON OF JOHN &
ELIZABETH WESNES YEOMAN
OF CHAOLK WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 18th OF SEPTEMBER 1665
BEING AGED 30 YEARS & ALSO
WIAT BURDEN WHO DIED IN THE
YEAR [16]56
............

WYETT BURDEN, OF CHALK, Yeoman 1657
P.C.C. Will, Noncupative (Spoken) dated 20th January 1656 (1657)
   To son Wyett Burden £40; to eldest daughter Susanna £20; to daughter Frances £20; to daughter Ruth £40 at 21 years. Executor to maintain Ruth until she is 21; his wife, Elizabeth, is executor and gets rest and residue of the estate.
   Spoken in presence of these witnesses, Matthew Derby and Thomas Lawrence
   Proved 10th February 1656 (1657)

136.   NORTH AISLE ? NOT FOUND, FROM THORPE'S REGISTRUM ROFFENSES, 1769

HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY
OF RICHARD WHITE
WHO DYED THE 24th OF AUGUST
1622
............

WHITE see AGER

137.   CHANCEL ?NOT FOUND, FROM THORPE'S REGISTRUM ROFFENSES, 1769

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
SUSAN WIFE OF
WILLIAM WILLARD
WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1631
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM WILLARD
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1637
............

WILLIAMS see WAR MEMORIAL

Index of Names - from gravestones only.    Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plan - 1922

Names Index
ACOTT 105
AGER 118
ALBIN 70B
ALLBROOK 86
ANDREWS 66B
ASHDOWN 115, 116

BAKER 23, 69
BALDWIN 134
BANCE 60C, 64
BANNISTER 43
BARDEN 66
BAXTER 51B
BEADLE 74
BENNETT 76
BISHOP 109
BLAKE 113
BORGES 61
BOWEN 57
BRAMBLE 134
BROOKE 99, 103
BROOKS 117C
BROWN 2, 4, 119
BUCKLAND 26
BURDEN 135
BURGESS 84, 84B
BURROWS 120, 121, 122,
   123, 124
BURTON 90
BUSWELL 100
BUTCHER 21
BYRON 84C

CADIC 134
CARTER 9
CHAMPION 114, 117B
CHEESEMAN 81D
CLARRY 57b
COOK 5
COOKE 22
CRAYKER 131
CROSS 134
CROWELL 134
CUDMORE 101
CURD 17
CURGENVEN 96

DEAVES 105
DENNIS 41B
DERING 125
DIXON 101
DOLMAN 126
DUDDRIDGE 134

EDGECOMBE 80
EDWARDS 13
ELLIOTT 22, 33
EVANS 93, 94

FIELD 134
FISH 117
FISHER 82D
FITCH 37
FLIGHT 92
FOTHERGILL 50, 51B, 51C
FRYER 79
FULLEGAR 81C
FULLER 70

GARDENER 42
GLADDISH 1
GLOVER 66, 134
GOATHAM 103C
GODFREY 59
GOLDSMITH 11, 16, 42, 
   82, 127
GOLDUP 134
GOODWIN 30, 68B
GORBING 72E
GORDON 6, 20
GOULD 32
GREEN 17
GREENHILL 29
GRINHILL 28

HALL 109B
HARRIS 60B
HAYMAN 134
HENRY 42
HEWITT 75
HILLS 60, 65
HILTON 72, 72B, 73
HOLLAND 59B
HORNSBURY 59C
HUBBLE 3
HUDSON 79
HYLAND 72C

JACKSON 10
JAMES 134
JARRETT 39
JARVIS 7, 76, 77, 78, 79B
JONES 110
JORDAN 111, 112
JOYNES 98, 128
JUKES 97
JUSTICE 84
KAVANAGH 104B
KEGG 26
KING 99, 134

LAWLER 73
LEVETT 102
LOCK 90B, 103B
LONGHURST 104
LORDEN 12
LUCHFORD 81, 81B

MARTIN 8
MARTYN 129
MCINTIER 81c
MILLIS 45
MORRIS 103D
MUDDELL 33
MULLENDER 83, 87, 88,
   89, 90, 90B

NEWMAN 55, 56, 91
NIBLETT 72, 72B, 73
NICE 85
NICOLAI 116
NICOLLS 18
NORMAN 58
NORVAL 84

OAKES 23
OAKLEY 75
OFFORD 37
OFFRILL 9
OLIVER 27

PAGE 38
PALMER 109
PARR 34
PATTERSON 41
PAYNE 86
PEACHEY 57
PEARCE 95
PEARSON 24, 25, 111
PETTS 68
PHILLIPS 63
PHILPOTT 130
PIGGOTT 131
POOLE 91
PRENTIS 98A
PURKISS 37

RADLEY 134
READER 47, 48, 52, 53, 54
REDGRAVE 11
REDSELL 15B, 34, 35, 36
REEVES 60D, 72C
ROBERTS 88
ROSE 23
ROWE 96
ROY 132
RUSSELL 134
RUTLEY 102

SAXELBYE 23
SHOVLAR 134
SHRIMPTON  134
SIMMONDS 103
SIMMONS 9
SMITH 62, 76B, 134
SPACKMAN 113B, 134
SPAUL 70
SPRIVER 133
STARR 97
STEDMAN 14, 15A
STEPHENS 31
STEVENS 59
STEWARD 72B
STONE 105, 106
STUDD  134
SUNNUCKS 17
SUTTON  134

THOMAS 46, 69, 134
TONYETTE 32
TOWNSEND 1
TRANHAM 85
TUCKER 92B
TWIST 95
TWOCOCK 48

UNDERHAY 100
UTTING 49

WAGHORN 67, 134
WALKER 91
WARR 99
WESTBROOK 44
WHALE 76
WHITE 40, 118
WILLIAMS
WILMOTT 7
WILTCHER 71
WINCKWORTH 1
WOOD 76
WYATT 19

YOUMAN 31
YOUNG 108
YOUSEMAN 67B, 72D, 72E,
   92B, 92C, 92D, 92E

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plan of location of gravestones in Chalk Churchyard 1922

 

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