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Monumental Inscriptions of St Helen's Church, Cliffe - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011

Introduction
St. Helen's is a major church of the 13th and 14th centuries. The churchyard covers, more or less, two acres. The interior of this large church is rather disappointing as far as monuments are concerned, many of the inscriptions recorded by Thorp in the 18th century are no longer visible. The lack of significant monuments inside the church is probably due to the fact that the Hoo Peninsular was not popular with the "Gentry". The area was seen as very unhealthy because of the proximity of the marshes. Marsh ague or malaria was a hazard in the area until drainage was improved from the mid 19th century. The two largest monuments in the the churchyard belonged to families who lived, respectively, on Lodge Hill, on high ground to the south, and Milton near Gravesend, (Smith and Harvey).

I have not recorded inscriptions from the more recent graves, post 1929, or from the modern extension to the west.

I have divided the churchyard into five portions. SECTION A is south of the church and south of the footpath to Church Street. SECTION B is south and east of the church as far north as the north east corner of the north transept.

SECTION C is north of Section B. SECTION D is north of the main body of the church, from the north east corner of the north transept to the north west corner of the north aisle. SECTION E is the major part of the churchyard west of the church. It is divided into nine unequal areas. The east west (or horizontal) lines run parallel with the boundary walls, from the southern edge of the south aisle, and from the northern edge of the north aisle. The south north (or vertical) lines run north from the large tree by the Rumble headstones, and the westernmost, parallel with the western edge of the large Smith Family tomb.

June 2011 D. E. Williams

Section A  is south of the church and south of the footpath to Church Street.

Section B  is south and east of the church as far north as the north east corner of the north transept.

Section C  is north of Section B.

Section D  is north of the main body of the church, from the north east corner of the north transept
                          to the north west corner of the north aisle.

Section E  is the major part of the churchyard west of the church. It is divided into nine unequal
                         areas. The east west (or horizontal) lines run parallel with the boundary walls, from
                        the southern edge of the south aisle, and from the northern edge of the north aisle. The
                        south north (or vertical) lines run north from the large tree by the Rumble headstones,
                        and the westernmost, parallel with the western edge of the large Smith Family tomb.

War Memorial   

Interior of Church    

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Locate the name you are interested in and note the numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page  (if Edit is not showing press CTL + F together) and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.
   Be sure to use the same method to search for any other names that you are interested in not listed below.
   Happy ancestor hunting.

Sections  A  1-7     B  8-21     C 22-29     D 30-57    E 58-251     WAR MEMORIAL 252    Interior of Church 253-268

Names Index
ABBOTT 252
ADSLEY 58
ALBON 234
ALLEN 59, 60, 251
APPS 22
ASHBY 61, 252
AUSTIN 62, 252
AYERS 252
AYERS 63

BAINES 252
BAKER 64
BALDOCK 65
BARLOW 252
BARNES 66, 67
BATCHELOR 252
BAYNARD 253, 254
BEANEY 68
BELLAMY 69
BENNETT 70
BENNITT 30
BERY 1
BESLEE 71, 72
BESSANT 73
BILLINGS 122
BOLTON 75
BOORMAN 76, 77, 78
BORHAM 74
BOWLES 79
BRENCHLEY 80 81, 82, 83, 172
BRETT 32
BRIGHT 31, 32
BROMLEY 84
BROWN 11, 85, 256

BUCKMAN 86, 87, 88, 106, 221
BURNEY 255
BURR 89

CAREY 90
CARPENTER 33
CARR 91
CATTERMOLE 92
CHAMBERS 93
CHAPMAN 94
CHESTERTON 95
CHEVIN 96
CHEVOUS 252
CHILD 257
CHILDS
CHISELL 97
CLARK 207
CLARK 35
COLLINS 98, 99
COOK 100
COOPER 101
CORNELL 8
CORNFORD 102, 103
COTTLE 36
COWELL 104
CRABB 105
CURTIS 106

DAVIS 37
DAY 107
DE CLIVE 258
DEALMARK 10
DEVELIN 108
DOCKWRAY 109
DOWNING 110
DOWSETT 111
DU PONT 17
DULY 112

EDMONDS 9
ELFORD 113-118, 252
ELSE 23
ELSEGOOD 2, 38, 39
EVE 119, 120, 121
EVENDEN 259

FARLEY 3
FAUNCE 260, 261
FILMER 122, 123
FOORD 252
FRANCIS 252
FRAYLING 124
FROST 252
FUGE 125
FULLER 126

GALE 252
GARDENER 252
GISSOME 262
GLIDEWELL 40, 41
GOLDEN 108
GOORD 127, 128
GREEN 129
GROVE M.A. 263, 264, 265, 266
GROWNS 252
GRUBB 252
GULVIN 130
GULVIN 252
GUNNINGS 20

Sections  A  1-7   B  8-21    C 22-29    D 30-57   E 58-251    WAR MEMORIAL 252    Interior of Church 253-268

HAGGAR 252
HAGGER 10
HAMMOND 42
HARLING 131
HARVEY 132, 133
HATCH 19
HAWES 134
HAWKINS 43
HEARD 135
HEATH 11
HERBERT 136, 252
HICKMAN 137
HOADLY 138
HOARE 252
HOLDEN 139
HOLLANDS 140
HOLME 141
HOPKINS 142
HORNE 143
HOUNSELL 24, 144
HOWELL 145
HUGGINS 44, 54
HUGHES 146

JACKSON 147
JEAL 148
JEFFERY 25
JENKINGS 149
JIGGENS 73
JOHNSON 150, 151, 252
JONES 152
JOYCE 252

KATES 252
KEARSEY 252
KENKNIGHT 153
KNIGHT 154-158, 203
KRAEMER 26

LAMBKIN 159
LAMKIN 252
LANE 27
LAST 160
LAST 45
LAWRENCE 252
LAZELL 3
LEATHERSBY 21
LEATHES 12
LEDGER 161
LEWIS 46, 47, 48
LIMBERT 132
LINDRIDGE 252
LLOYD 13, 14
LOVELAND 162, 163
LOWDELL 252

MARTIN 164, 252
MATON 252
MAYHEW 165
MAYNARD 166
McLEOD 252
MEARS 21
MERRIX 167
MISKIN 4
MOON 168
MOORE 49
MORRAD 169
MORRISON 252
MOSELEY 15
MUNN 170, 171, 172
NORRIS 173

OFFEN 252
ORMAN 174
OSENTON 175,176, 177, 252
OSMOTHERLY 178-188
OSMOTHERLY 28
OVERRIGHT 189
OWEN 164

PANKHURST 50
PARKER 217
PARNELL 16, 215
PEARSE 97
PELLING 19, 51
PERRITT 5
PETTITT 52
PHILPOT 190
PLOWRIGHT 191
POOL 16
POPE 192
POTTER 193
POWELL 194
PRATT 195
PRICKETT 196

Sections  A  1-7    B  8-21    C 22-29    D 30-57   E 58-251    WAR MEMORIAL 252    Interior of Church 253-268

RAM 367
RANDALL 252
RAY 215
READ 53, 54
READING 197
REEVES 198, 199
RELPH 200
RICE 201
RICHARDS 202, 203, 204, 205
ROBERTSON 17, 18
ROSS 206
RUFFELL 207
RUMBLE 208, 209, 210, 211

SCAMPTON 212
SCOTT 213
SCUDDER 214
SHIPMAN 100
SIMKINSON 268
SLOMAN 19
SMITH 215-220
SNASHALL 16
SOMERS 233
SOMNER 6
SOUTH 221
SOUTHWOOD 52
SPOOR 222
SPRATLEY 23
STANLEY 223
STAPLEY 224
STAYNES 257
STEEL 19, 225-228, 239
STEVENS 7, 175
STEVENSON 20, 55

TALBOT 229, 230, 252
TAMLIN 252
TAYLER 231
TAYLOR 232, 252
THOMAS 233
THOMPSON 252
THORNDIKE 234, 235, 252
THORP 21
TOPLEY 236, 237
VIDLER 238

WALTON 239
WATERS 240
WEBB 241, 242
WEEKES 243
WELLARD 55
WHIBLEY 244, 252
WHITE 245, 252
WOODALL 246
WOODBINE 247, 248
WOODGATE 19
WOOLEY 249
WOOLLEY 29, 56, 57
WORDLEY 250
WRIGHT 252
YOUNG 251

Sections  A  1-7    B  8-21    C 22-29    D 30-57   E 58-251    WAR MEMORIAL 252    Interior of Church 253-268

Locate the name you are interested in and note the numbers following. Using the links below, jump to the Section containing the number. Click on Edit at the top left of your screen, and from the drop down menu, click on Find on this page  (if Edit is not showing press CTL + F together) and type in the name. The cursor will jump straight to the name, highlighting it. Be sure to click on Next at the top, in case the name occurs again.
   Be sure to use the same method to search for any other names that you are interested in not listed below.

   Happy ancestor hunting.

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