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

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.

(PRE 1930 GRAVES ONLY)

THE NUMBERS IN BRACKETS RELATE TO AREAS 1-9 ON THE PLAN

58.   Headstone 

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD ADSLEY
DIED AUGUST 28th 1894
AGED 59 YEARS
"Come unto me ye weary and I will give you rest"
ALSO JANE ADSLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 19th 1881
AGED 42 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO JAMES ADSLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 29th 1862
DIED MARCH 30th 1912
"For so he giveth his beloved sleep"

Edward Adsley was a Waggoner of 2 Marsh Lane in 1881, Census

ALBON see THORNDIKE

59.   Headstone 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF STEPHEN ALLEN
YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF FEBRUARY 1813 AGED [70] YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE STEPHEN ALLEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th ? OF AUGUST 1817 AGED 74 YEARS

Stephen Allen's will is dated 8th March 1816
   To daughter Mary, wife of John Rumble of Cliffe, 10. To grand-daughter, daughter of Richard and Hannah Rumble of Cliffe, 20 at 21 years, the 20 to be invested until then. To John Fulkes the Younger of Frindsbury, Maltster, and John Munn of Brompton, Victualler, all his freehold Marshland in Cliffe, and freehold sold by order in Chancery, and bought for him by Richard Knight of Cliffe, Gentleman, and all household goods, cattle, crops, securities, etc., all real and personal estate upon trust. To sell Marshland and other land at Cliffe, proceeds, with money he has at time of death, shared equally among his children. Portion for daughter, Hannah Rumble, wife of Richard, in Government Securities. He has given daughter Elizabeth wife of Samuel Constable of Southend, Essex, Waterman 70. Detailed conditions concerning trust follows. Executors: John Fulkes, John Munn and daughter Mary Rumble.
   Witnesses; Thomas Scusor? Of Cliffe, Labourer, Charles Lockwood of Rochester, and John Lockwood of Rochester, Attorney at Law.

60.   Headstone and Body Stones  


WILLIAM AND SARAH ALLEN, AND CHILDREN

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ALLEN
WHO DIED THE 9th OF MARCH 1842
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ALLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd OF MAY 1856
AGED 73 YEARS

Small Body Stones
[OLIVE] ?
DAUGHTER OF
[WILLIAM] & SARAH
ALLEN
DIED NOV. [ ] 1802 ?
AGED [ ] DAYS
----------
SARAH
DAUGHTER OF
[WILLIAM] & SARAH
ALLEN
DIED [ ] JUNE 1824?
[AGED 10 YEARS] ?

William Allen, Farmer of Coombe Farm, St. Mary Hoo, will dated 25th August 1840
   The will consists mostly of detailed trust condition, etc.
   To wife Sarah Allen and sons, William and Robert, all property and land he possesses at time of his death. Farming implements, etc. upon trust, to, if they think fit, carry on business of farming, for the life of his wife or as long as she is his widow. In order to carry on business, they can employ clerks, workmen and servants, etc., and allow money for their salaries. After his wife's death or re-marriage, sons can sell all real estate, farming implements, stock, etc. There follows details of the trust. Money invested in Public Funds, interest going to wife, if still his widow. After her death or re-marriage, interest to his sons, John, William, George, James, Robert and Richard and daughter Ann Olive, equally, provided, he has advanced 100 to son George and 800 to son James, they have no share of estate without bringing into "hotchpot" money advanced to them. To wife and sons William and Robert all real estate vested in him as mortgagee or trustee. Will continues with involved trust conditions, etc.
   Executors: wife Sarah and sons William and Robert.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester, Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs. Essell and Hayward, Solicitors, Rochester.
   Estate value, under 6,000

ALLEN see YOUNG

61.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE MARIA ASHBY DIED OCT. 18th 1921 AGED 59 YEARS

ALSO AMBROSE ASHBY DIED JULY 21st 1948 AGED 87 YEARS

Ambrose Ashby 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories, Shopkeeper, Station Road. 1901 Census, and Platelayer.

62.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD AUSTIN
DIED JULY 15th 1904
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 7th 1920
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ERNEST GEORGE
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 14th 1918
AGED 32 YEARS
"Sleep on beloved and take thy rest"

63.   "Book" Type Tablet   (9)

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY AYERS
WHO DIED
1st NOV. 1920 
AGED 
47 
ALSO TO THEIR SON
AUBREY AYERS
  TROOPER 2nd LIFE GUARDS
  WHO DIED
  AT ROUEN, FRANCE
  ON 27th FEB. 1917
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THE AFORE NAMED
YEARS HENRY AYERS
WHO DIED
12th DEC. 1926
AGED 62 YEARS

Henry Ayers 1901 Census, at Three Crutches, Frindsbury, Foreman of Cement Works

 

64.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILY ANN BAKER PASSED AWAY DEC. 14th 1927 AGED 69 YEARS

 

65.   Displaced Curb South West Corner

[FRANCIS CLIFFORD] BALDOCK WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 23rd 1922 AGED 58 YEARS

Francis Baldock was a Farmer

 

BARLOW see FULLER

66.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY BARNES
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
WHILST BATHING
ON THE 18th SEPTEMBER 1884
AGED 26 YEARS
"Weep not my wife and infant dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
In peace I lived , in peace I died,
My life, I asked but was denied"

Henry Barnes was a Carpenter, and was drowned at Cliffe Creek.

67.   Cruciform Coped   

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
EMMA WIFE OF WILLIAM BARNES OF BERRY COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [    ] JANUARY 1872 IN THE 41st YEAR OF HER AGE

William Barnes farmed at Berry Court, in the 1871 Census, he had 300 acres and employed 13 men and 3 boys.

68.   Headstone  

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
E. A. BEANEY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1922
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD JAMES BEANEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1937
AGED 71 YEARS

Richard Beaney was, in 1901, at St Mary's Road, Frindsbury, and was a busy person, being, Deputy Registrar, School Attendance Officer, Relieving Officer and Vaccination Officer, etc.

69.   Small Headstone   

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS BELLAMY
DIED APRIL 2nd 1894
AGED 83
ALSO ANN BELLAMY
DIED 18th MAY 1901
AGED 82
ALSO SARAH BELLAMY
DIED 23rd JULY 1939
AGED 94
"At Rest"

Thomas Bellamy was a Shepherd of 1 Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

70.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZABETH
BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS [BENNETT]
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1890
AGED 65 YEARS

71.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS BESLEE
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1907
AGED 61 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO OF HARRIETT HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MAY 5th 1933
IN HER 84th YEAR
"At Rest"

Thomas Beslee was a Farmer at Lee Green, 1903 Kelly's Directory. His wife, Harriett, carried on farming at Lee Green after his death, 1913 Kelly's Directory.

72.   Small Headstone   

IN SWEET
AND
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARJORIE KATHLEEN
BESLEE
WHO DIED JAN. 30th 1925
IN HER 5th YEAR
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

73.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
OUR DEAR FATHER
FREDERICK REUBEN BESSANT
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1919
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF FREDERICK HENRY BESSANT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON HMS QUEEN MARY
IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND MAY 31st 1916
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA BEATRICE JIGGENS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1915
AGED 30 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

BILLINGS see FILMER

74.   Headstone, Very Eroded   


HENRY BOARHAM / BOREHAM, DIED 1737,
AND, TOP, POSSIBLY JOAN BOARHAM, DIED 1715?

[HERE]
[LYETH]
THE [BODY] OF
[JOAN] ? [BO]ARHAM
[WHO DIED] [    ] [DECEMBER]
1[715]
[AGED [    ] YEARS]
[ALSO] HENR]Y B[OARHA]M
WHO DIED [ ] MAY
1737
AGED 25 YEARS

There is just about enough left on this very eroded stone to identify the above, the age was very helpful, this confirmed Henry Boreham, he being baptised at Cliffe in 1711.
   Will, signed Borham, is dated 1st May 1737, he was of Cliffe, a Yeoman Farmer.
   To his father, Henry, who was "beyond sea", his real estate in Meopham, occupied by James Munn and Robert Wellard for his father's life. After father's death, divided equally between three cousins, William, Wiffen and Thomas Salmon.
   To father, his right and title to Cock Farm in Cliffe, also his personal estate. Father Executor. During his father's absence, uncle William Salmon is Trustee, can sell his effects to pay off debts, if not enough, then from his Meopham farms. If his father does not return all to his three Salmon cousins.
   Witnesses: George Masters, P. Day and Thomas Hall

75.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

IN MEMORY OF ELIZA BOLTON
DIED JUNE 19th 1926 AGED 73
ALSO RICHARD HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN. 17th 1896 AGED 46

In 1891 Census, of Reed Street, a Potter's Labourer

76.   Headstone and Body Stone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA WIFE OF
Mr NATHAN BOORMAN
WHO DIED MAY 9th ? 1824 AGED 44 YEARS
"[    ] from pain and illness,
[    ] doth rest whose fate it was to,
[    ] in this world, physicians oft to [    ]
[    ] Christ we hope has her from [    ]
[    ] this her body with the dust,
[    ] above hath numbered with the best"

Nathaniel Boorman of Cooling, Yeoman Farmer, will dated 25th October 1828.
   Desires to be buried in Cliffe Churchyard and that a headstone and body stone be erected on his grave. His freehold in Strood High Street lately occupied by Thomas Lawrence, now or lately by ---------- Pope, to James Steel, of Cliffe, Farmer, John Smith of Higham, Blacksmith and John Osmotherly the Younger of Cliffe, Carpenter, upon trust, during the life of his reputed son John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly. To pay rent from Strood property to John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly, for life. After his death, to any children he may have, if they died under 21 then to Harriet Hider of Brookland in or near Romney Marsh, Spinster. Residue to James Steel , John Smith and John Osmotherly, to sell as they think fit, the money upon trust. To Harriet Hider 100. To James Steel, John Smith and John Osmotherly, 19 guineas each for mourning, for their kindness in undertaking the Executorship and Trusts. To brother John Boorman 19 guineas for mourning. All his wearing apparel to John Lowden of Cooling, Shepherd. To John Osmotherly the Younger 50 upon condition he pays expenses of funeral, except the headstone and body stone, which come from his personal estate. Details of conditions concerning trusts. Money from sale of residue, real estate, ready money, securities, farming stock, effects, etc. to his trustees for reputed son John Boorman otherwise Osmotherly, after his death to his children, if any, if they died under 21, or there are no children, 500 to nephew John Boorman son of brother John Boorman, 500 to nephew James Boorman, another son of John.
   Witnesses; D.B.Lewis, Atty. At Law, Rochester, William Wickham and R. Lewis, his Clerks.

77.   Headstone and Body Stone  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
Mr NATHANIEL BOORMAN
WHO DIED THE 19th ? DAY OF JANUARY 1828
AGED [55] YEARS
"Then may the shepherd and
The shepherdess [    ] can
Under the shadow of the
Wings of the Almighty God"

78.   Headstone 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF
JOHN BOORMAN
WHO DIED MARCH 27th 1853
AGED 77
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BOORMAN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1855
AGED 87
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

79.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY WILLIAM BOWLES
WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1914
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ELIZA THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JULY 1920
AGED 77 YEARS
"In Jesus Keeping"

A Baker of 5 High Street, 1881 Census, 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories

BRENCHLEY see MUNN

BRENCHLEY see RELPH

80.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE BRENCHLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] [MA[Y 1876 AGED [55] YEARS
ALSO ED[WARD]?
SON OF [THE ABOVE]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[    ] [Y]EARS
ALSO ELIZA WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO [DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
17th JANUARY 190[7] [AGED] [8]2 YEARS
[    ]

81.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE
OF
THE CHILDREN OF
LAWRENCE & LOUISA BRENCHLEY
EDWIN DIED FEB. 24th 1885
AGED 1 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
LAWRENCE DIED FEB. 26th 1885
AGED 3 YEARS
FRED DIED IN INFANCY JULY 1st 1893
THOMAS DIED JULY 28th 1898
AGED 4 YEARS
ELIZA BORN OCT. 25th 1877
DIED SEPT. 6th 1898
"At Rest"

82.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE
MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BRENCHLEY
BORN FEBRUARY 20th 1852
DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1917
AGED 65 YEARS
AND ALSO OF ELLEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN APRIL 29th 1859
DIED JULY 7th 1908
AGED 51 YEARS

Steam Crane Driver, of Reed Street 1901 Census

83.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED BRENCHLEY
BORN JANUARY 4th 1885
DIED MARCH 8th 1929
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF
LAWRENCE BRENCHLEY
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1930
AGED 76 YEARS
AND LOUISA BRENCHLEY
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1937
AGED 87 YEARS
"Life's work well done,
Heaven's crown well won,
Now comes rest"

Lawrence Brenchley 1881 Census, Cement Labourer of Reed Street, 1901 Census, also of Reed Street, Shepherd on Marshes, (same man?)
Alfred Brenchley 1901 Census, Night Watchman of Thames Terrace ?

84.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE ROBERT BROMLEY
WHO WAS DROWNED AT CLIFFE CREEK
SEPTEMBER 12th 1885
AGED 18 YEARS
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO WAS SUFFOCATED AT GREENWICH
MAY 3rd 1894
AGED 29 YEARS

85.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF ALFRED STEVENS BROWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th APRIL 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready"

George Brown A Bricklayer, 1855 Post Office Directory.

86.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
AMELIA CECILIA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH AND MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1891
AGED 23 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

87.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BUCKMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MARCH 1887
AGED 72 YEARS
"I sought the Lord and [he foun]d ?me a[nd]
Delivered me from all my Tears"

 

88.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JEREMIAH BUCKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTR. 24Th 1908
AGED 80 YEARS
"Until the day breaks and the
Shadows flee away"

Jeremiah Buckman of 1 Cliffe Villa, Salt Lane was a Cement Labourer, as was his brother, James

BUCKMAN see CURTIS

BUCKMAN see SOUTH

89.   Small Headstone  

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
LESLIE WILLIAM
BURR
WHO FELL ASLEEP
AUGUST 21st 1901
AGED 4 MONTHS
"Jesus called a little child"

Leslie Burr was the son of Frederick and Julia of Reed Street, his father was a Carpenter, 1901 Census

90.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WALTER EDWARD CAREY WHO DIED 5th MAY 1927 AGED 58 YEARS

91.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM CARR
WHO DIED JANUARY 25th 1886
AGED 50 YEARS
"Our parting was bitter our trials[severe ?]
[Dear ?] husband and friend we love [so dear ?]
[Our l]ot is hard, we'll not complain,
[And] hope through Christ to meet again"

92.   Displaced Curb on South Path

WILLIAM CATTERMOLE
WHO DIED OCT. 3rd 1909 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE EMILY CATTERMOLE
WHO DIED OCT. 2nd 1935 AGED 74 YEARS

William Cattermole was an Agricultural Labourer of West Street, 1891 Census

 

93.   Displaced Curb on South Path

WILLIAM JAMES CHAMBERS DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1900 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SARAH HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED 10th JUNE 1920 AGED 77 YEARS

William Chambers was a Cement Labourer of the Nine Elms Cement Works, 1891 Census

 

94.   Headstone  

[SACRED]
[TO] THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND CHAPMAN
WHO DIED 14th ? MARCH 1846
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1878
IN HER 69th YEAR
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the name of the Lord"
"Renew our will from day to day,
Bind it with thine and take away,
All that now makes it hard to say,
Thy Will be Done"
Hymns A&C 170

Edmund Chapman was an Agricultural Labourer of Reed Street, 1841 Census

 

95.   Pedestals and Cross  

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED CHESTERTON
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MAY 26th 1916
AGED 93 YEARS
"Perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY JULY 27th 1923
AGED 90 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF
JANE ELIZABETH
CHESTERTON
AGED 2 YEARS
SIDNEY POULTON
CHESTERTON
AGED 3 YEARS

North Side
JAMES EDWARD
CHESTERTON
AGED 8 YEARS
CHARLES
CHESTERTON
AGED 20 YEARS

Alfred Chesterton was a Shopkeeper and ran the Post Office for many years. Grocer and Draper, 1881 Census, Shop and Post Office, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Secretary of the Cooperative Society, 1891 Kelly's Directory, Emma Chesterton, Post Office, 1913 Kelly's Directory.

CHESTERTON see SPOOR

96.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOSEPH CHEVIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE MARCH 21st 1803 AGED 55 YEARS
"When I was living as you are,
I had my thoughts on Worldly care,
But now I am laid all in dust,
Until the Rising of the Just"

97.   Displaced Curb on South Path

GEORGE THE ONLY SON OF WILLIAM HENRY PEARSE AND ANNIE CHISELL WHO FELL ASLEEP NOVEMBER 29th 1909 AGED 15 YEARS (one line)

George Chisell was the son of Annie Chisell who was School Mistress of the Public Elementary School in Cliffe, 1913 Kelly's Directory

 

CLARK see RUFFELL

98.   Small Headstone  

IN
MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
FLORENCE COLLINS
DIED 8th JUNE 1927
AGED 89 YEARS
ERECTED BY HER LOVING
SONS AND DAUGHTERS

99.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIZZIE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH COLLINS WHO DIED AUGUST 29th 1908 AGED 18 YEARS (one line)

Lizzie Collins father, James was a Grocer, Kelly's Directory, 1903 and 1913

 

100.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH COOK
FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1849
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SHIPMAN
HER FIRST HUSBAND
WHO DIED 16th SEPTEMBER 1803
AGED 46 YEARS

William Shipman was a Labourer. His will is dated 12th September 1803.
   To wife Sarah 50 , all furniture and effects that were her property at marriage, and best bed. To Samuel Bellamy, and Elizabeth Bellamy, son and daughter of Elizabeth, his first wife, 40 each. To Eleanor Bright of Cliffe, Spinster, 20.
   All his property in Cliffe, in occupation of Thomas Mateman, James Elsegood, John Taylor and [    ] Bennett, and personal estate and effects not already given, subject to payment of debts and legacies, to use of John Rumble of Cliffe, Miller and Richard Edmonds of Cliffe, Farmer, in trust, to sell off the property and pay debts, funeral costs and legacies.
   Residue and remainder divided equally between his two sisters, Mary wife of William Gransden of Allhallows, and Susanna wife of Thomas Elvard of High Halstow, Labourer. John Rumble and Richard Edmonds are Executors.
   Witnesses; Walter Vaughan, M.D.,? William Adams and John Lockwood

101.   Headstone, Part Buried 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH COOPER
DIED 5th ? DECEMBER 1867
AGED 64 YEARS
"The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"
ALSO EDWIN COOPER
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 12th FEBRUARY 1882
AGED 25 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
-------------Ground Level--------------
ALSO MARY
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[DIED JANUARY 1892]
[AGED 84 YEARS]

Joseph Cooper of Reed Street was an Agricultural Labourer, 1861 Census, son , Edwin was a Cement Labourer, 1881 Census

102.   Headstone ,Broken  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK CORNFORD
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1877
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OF
EUNICE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 24th ? 1891
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
LOUISA AND CLARA
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE
[Eroded Verses]

Frederick Cornford Senior, and Eunice Cornford ran the "Three Merry Boys" public house, Cooling Common. Frederick Junior and brother Robert, were Cement Labourers. 1871, 1881 and 1891 Census.

103.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROBERT MATTHEW CORNFORD
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 13th 1900
AGED 27 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
FREDERICK CORNFORD
WHO DIED AUGUST 21st 1899
AGED 35 YEARS

104.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROBERT JOHN COWELL WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1928 AGED 29 YEARS

105.   Displaced Curb, South West Corner

[ALFRED] ? [E]DWARD CRABB WHO DIED MAY 16th 1916 AGED 39 YEARS

A Cement Labourer of Station Road, 1901 Census

 

106.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF
CHARLES CURTIS
DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH AND MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED AUGUST 13th ? 1887
AGED 33 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

107.   Large Headstone   

IN MEMORY OF
DAVID DAY
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1862
AGED 83 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1869
AGED 87 YEARS
MARY DAUGHTER OF DAVID & MARY DAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF SEP. 1818
AGED 15 YEARS
"Here rests in peace a parent's hope and joy,
A mind arrayed in Innocency's vest,
When suddenly impatient to destroy,
Death clasp'd her vigour to his icy breast,
Her friends, companions all, alas deplore,
Those charms & budding virtues now no more"
ALSO ELIZ. DAY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th NOVEMBER 1819 AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO DAVID RICHARD THEIR SON
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1841 AGED 30 YEARS

David Day A Farmer of Coomb Hill Farm, Meopham, 100 acres, employing 3 men, (he was born in Cliffe). 1851 Census.

108.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ESTHER HOPPER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN DEVELIN
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1912 AGED 47 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO PARENTS OF THE ABOVE
LOUISA GOLDEN
WHO DIED NOV. 1st 1868 AGED 34 YEARS
AND JOHN GOLDEN
WHO DIED FEB. 18Th 1869 AGED 47 YEARS
"At Rest"

John Delvin In 1901 Census at Milton, Gravesend, Messenger to Merchant, children born in India and Aden, so probably ex-soldier

109.   Small Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR DAD AND MUM
WILLIAM HENRY
DOCKWRAY
1887 1926
AND HIS WIFE
IDA CAROLINE
1892 1988

William Dockwray "Yard Man" on Farm at Rye Street in 1901 Census, son of a Bricklayer

110.   Headstone 

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND FANNY DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 7th 1822*
AGED 18 YEARS
(*Register, 1821)

111.   Headstone and Two Tablets   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD PETER DOWSETT
WHO DIED JULY 3rd 1900
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1901
AGED 70 YEARS
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe in his gentle breast,
There by his love o'ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest"
ALSO EMMA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN FEBRUARY 8th 1861
DIED MARCH 20th 1861
"Jesus called a little child"

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
EDWARD GEORGE
DOWSETT
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
8th NOVEMBER 1950
AGED 52 YEARS
"Until we meet again"

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
EDWARD PETER
DOWSETT
WHO DIED
12th MAY 1958
AGED 87 YEARS
"Fondly Remembered"

Edward Dowsett Agricultural labourer, 1881 Census

112.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ABRAM THOMAS DULY
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1893
AGED 31 YEARS
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
ISABELLA DULY
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17th 1903
AGED 62 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"
ALSO ABRAHAM
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1906
AGED 68 YEARS
"Even so, Father for so it seemed good in thy sight"
St. Matthew xi v24

Abraham Duly Senior was an Engine Driver in 1881, Census, and an Engine Fitter in 1891, in the same year, Abraham, Junior was an Engine Driver, Census .

113.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
GEORGE ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER [    ] 1856
AGED 34 YEARS
[Verses Eroded]

114.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1862
AGED 44 YEARS
"Hide thy Face from my sins and
Blot out all my iniquities"

115.   Headstone   

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1869
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH ELFORD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 14th 1836
AGED 17 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which died
in the Lord"
ALSO MARY ELFORD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DIED MARCH 24th 1870 AGED [76]

The Elfords were Butchers and Bakers in Cliffe for several generations. William Elford, d. 1869, was originally an Agricultural Labourer, (Baptism Register 1820's)

116.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS ELFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 21st 1887
AGED 31 YEARS
"Earth to Earth and Dust to Dust,
Leaving him to sleep in trust,
Till the Resurrection Day,
Father in thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

117.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN ELFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
9th OF NOVEMBER 1897
AGED 81 YEARS
"Be ye also Ready"

118.   Fallen Headstone  

        
WILLIAM ELFORD, DIED 1907                             ESTHER ELFORD, DIED 1931

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM ELFORD
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1907
AGED 58 YEARS
"Eternal Rest grant him O Lord"
ALSO
REGINALD YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 12th 1912
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO FRED
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
JULY 31st 1917
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO OF ESTHER
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ELFORD
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1931
AGED 79 YEARS
"At Rest"

119.   Headstone  



DETAIL OF  HEADSTONE OF HENRY EVE, DIED 1790,
AND HIS TWO WIVES

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY EVE, SEN. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. THE [ ] 1790
AGED [   ]3 YEARS
ALSO MARTHA HIS WIFE DIED NOVEMBER
THE [    ] 1763 AGED 70? YEARS
ALSO MARY 2nd WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 29th ? 1805 AGED 6O ? YEARS
"[    ] in the Ground,
[    ] the last Trumpet [shall ?] Sound,
Then burst the Grave [    ] the Prize,
That in our Saviour's bright Rise"

Will of Henry Eve,Yeoman, died 1790, dated 9th December 1789
   To Thomas Hulkes of Strood, Maltster, and William Knight of Cliffe, Yeoman, all freehold land and premises, lately purchased from Rev. Richard Davies and Margretta, his wife, and the Rev. John Lynch, Doctor of Laws, in Cliffe, of 90 acres. Also land lately purchased from Edward Hasted, Esq in Cliffe; property he holds of Richard Otley, John Prebble, John Knight, Thomas Hulkes and James Tanner, in Cliffe. Also household goods, furniture, plate, china, linen, chattels, cattle, crops, seeds in the ground, money, securities, etc, to Thomas Hulkes and William Knight, upon trust.
   They to take a full inventory of his household goods, etc. To allow wife, Mary to have rents and profits of freehold farm land, during her life, and occupy house and have use of household goods, etc. After her death, trustees to convey all freehold estate and all goods, listed above, equally between sons and daughters, Henry, Thomas, Mary and Sarah. Wife Mary Executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Elver, Joseph Richards and John Pattinson

Will of Mary Eve,of Cowling Street, dated 2nd July 1802
   Half of arable lands of 6 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches, and 1 rood and 5 perches in Cliffe, formerly property of Robert Wills conveyed by him to her son Thomas Eve, who conveyed the same to her, to daughter, Sarah Jenkins, wife of Thomas Jenkins of Cliffe, Farmer, for her life. Half of said land to daughter Mary Harling for her life, after her death, to her daughters, Ann and Mary Harling, equally. Wearing apparel, linen, and household goods to daughters, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Harling, equally.
Ready money, securities and all personal estate to son, Thomas Eve and daughters, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Harling, equally. Thomas Allen of Cliffe, farmer is Sole Executor.
Witnesses: John Evans, Jonathan Mills and Henry Edwards

CODICIL
Codicil dated 4th December 1805
   Since making the above will, daughter Mary Harling has purchased the fee simple of a farm and lands in Cliffe and Cooling, on which Mary Eve held a lease, not yet expired. Executor is to convey her interest in the farm at her death to Mary Harling,. Also to Mary Harling, the house where she usually lives, and a bridle and saddle.
   Witnesses: Joseph Richards, Robert Marshall and Samuel Rumble.

Administration of Henry Eve, dated August 1807
   Half brother, Thomas Eve of Higham, Victualler, sworn and granted Administration. Henry Eve, Yeoman, "died about 1st January 1802, a bachelor." Mary Eve, widow, his mother, Sarah Jenkins and Mary Ribbens, his sisters. Mary Eve died November (sic) 1805, without administering the estate. Administration Bond signed by Thomas Eve, Joshua Cope of Rochester, Gentleman and Charles Knowles of Rochester, Gentleman. Estate not exceeding 200

120.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF THOMAS EVE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE [ ] SEPTEMBER 17[ ]
AGED 63 ? YEARS

121.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY EVE, JUN. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 7th 18[0]2
AGED 37 ? YEARS

122.   Headstone  


FILMER FAMILY AT COURT SOLE FARM 
2nd from left, JOHN FILMER, DIED 1899, 
3rd from left, FANNY BILLINGS, DIED 1899, 
4th from left, ELIZA FILMER, DIED 1905

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN FILMER
WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1899
AGED 58 YEARS
"Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee"
ALSO ELIZA
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1905
IN HER 64th YEAR
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
FANNY ELLEN BILLINGS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1899
AGED 35 YEARS
"The Lord is my Light"

John Filmer was a Farm Bailiff in the 1881 Census, a Farmer in the 1891 Census at Quickrell's Farm, also at Court Sole Farm (see photo)

123.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

JOHN ROBERT FILMER WHO ENTERED INTO REST DECEMBER 29th 1913 AGED 68 YEARS

In the 1901 Census, John Filmer was a Fishmonger in Windmill Street, Gravesend

 

124.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ELEANOR THE BELOVED W[IFE OF]
WALTER FRAYLING
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 8th [1884]
AGED 27 YEARS
"A Virtuous Woman is a Crow[n] [to?]
Her Husband" Prov. 12 c 4v
ALSO
ELEANOR SMITH [FRAYLING]
WHO DIED NOV[EMBER] [    ] [1884]
[AGED 20 DAYS]

Frayling was a Draper and Outfitter at 3, 4 and 5 Cliffe Market, Kelly's Directory 1903 and 1913. Born at Calne, Wilts.

 

125.   Displaced Curbs on South Path, ( c. 30 yards apart)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SAMUEL FUGE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1925 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO ANN FUGE WHO DIED FEB. 7th 1929 AGED 93 YEARS

Samuel Fuge was a Farmer of Turner Road, 1901 Census

 

126.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DARLING SON
REGINALD
EDWIN FULLER
WHO DIED OCT. 28th 1918
AGED 14 MONTHS
ALSO REGINALD
ALFRED BARLOW, GRENADIER GUARDS
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
AUG. 27th 1918 AGED 25 YEARS
"Until the Day Breaks and
The Shadows flee away"

GOLDEN see DEVELIN

127.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK GOORD
WHO DIED [FEBRUARY] 27th ? 1891
AGED [43] YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GOORD
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1867
AGED 15 YEARS

Frederick Goord was a Beer Retailer at Cliffe Creek (Canal Tavern?), 1882 Kelly's Directory; John Goord was his brother. Both were stepsons of Alfred Brown of the "Black Bull" in Cliffe, 1861 Census. Probably related to the Goord family of Allhallows, who were Farmers.

128.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY GOORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th SEPTEMBER 1918
AGED 79 YEARS
"God is Love"

129.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BABE RITA MAY GREEN
WHO DIED AUG. 2nd 1921 AGED 6 WEEKS

130.   Headstone and Curb  

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE GULVIN
DIED 24th OCT. 1929
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND
WILLIAM JAMES
DIED 12th FEB. 1948
AGED 70 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Gulvin was a Shepherd of Rye Street, 1901 Census

131.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARLING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 18th 1798 AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYES TWO OF HIS CHILDREN
THOMAS EVE HARLING
DIED MAY 11th 1793 AGED 3 MONTHS
AND MARY HARLING
DIED MARCH 2nd 1805 AGED 7 YEARS

Probably a Farmer, see Eve wills

 

132.   Large, Conspicuous Pedestal, Mourning Female Figure on East Side, Topped by an Urn.  

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HARVEY ESQ. 
OF PARROCK HOUSE
MILTON ON THAMES
OBIIT MARCH 1st 1855
AGED 82 YEARS
"Affection Weeps, Heaven Rejoiceth"
 ALSO
  MARY ANN
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
  OBIIT DEC. 20th 1839* AETAT 81
  "She is not Dead but Sleepeth"
(*sic, should read 1859)

South Side
ALSO
MARY ANNE
RELICT OF THE LATE
JOHN LIMBERT ESQ. OF LONDON
OBIIT 17th DECR. 1856
ETAT 54
ALSO
SOPHIA
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY ANNE
HARVEY
OBIIT MAY 13th 1864
ETAT 59
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JACOB HARVEY
ELDEST SON OF
WILLIAM HARVEY
BORN 28th AUGUST 1808
DIED 13th JUNE 1900

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK KLENTZ HARVEY
(OF OXFORD)
OBIIT OCTOBER 18th 1872
AETAT 57
"Eternal Rest grant him O Lord,
And may Light Perpetual shine upon him"
AND OF
CATHERINE SARAH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD
SEPTEMBER 13th 1881
R.I.P

William Harvey, of Parrock House, Milton, Gravesend, was one of the principal land owners of the area.
His will is dated 19th April 1852
   Wife Mary Ann, John Puiching ? Of Milton, Surgeon and Francis Thomas Southgate of Milton, Solicitor, Trustees.
   Freehold property in Cliffe, Cooling, High Halstow and Frindsbury. Also property in Windmill Street, Gravesend and 5 freehold cottages and land near the Water Works at Milton, to trustees, upon trust, to pay from rents and profits, to wife Mary Ann 500 per annum. After the 500 is paid to his wife, the remainder to daughters Marianne Limbert, widow, Sophia Harvey, Louisa Taylor, wife of James Taylor, and son, Frederick Kentz Harvey, equally. After Louisa's death, if James Taylor is living, then her share to him. After daughters and son die, to their children. There follows involved terms of the Trust.
   To Jane Harvey, daughter of Louis and Amelia Harvey, 500. To Sophia Harvey portion of furniture in his Mansion House, to value of 300, silver plate, 4 candle sticks, coffee pot and saucers, cups, tea pot and stand, 6 table spoons, 6 tea spoons,pair sugar tongs, 6 forks, 1cruet stand, and pianoforte made by Squires. To daughter Marianne Limbert, silver plate, pair of candle sticks, pair piano candle sticks, tea pot, 2 cups, gold watch and chain usually worn by him. To daughter Clarissa Bawtree, silver candle sticks, 2 silver mugs. To daughter Louisa Taylor, 2 silver mugs, 6 tea spoons, 6 table spoons and 1 gravy spoon. To son Frederick Kentz Harvey, 2 silver goblets. To son Jacob Harvey, 2 silver rings. Residue of household effects, furniture, pictures, jewellery, to wife Mary Ann.
   Residue and rest to daughters and sons equally. More involved Trust details follow.
   Witnesses: Francis Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend, Reuben Bond, his Clerk

133.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HARVEY
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN
NORTHFLEET HOPE AFTER A COLLISION ON
NOVEMBER 22nd 1905
AGED 24 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW & ONE SON TO MOURN HIS LOSS
"Had he asked us well we knew,
We should cry "O Spare this blow",
Yes with streaming tears should pray,
"Lord we love him let him stay",
But the Lord doth nought amiss,
And, since he hath ordered this,
We have nought to do but still,
Rest in silence on his will"

134.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE MARTHA HAWES
WHO DIED DEC. 5th 1918
AGED 56 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
ADELAIDE MARY HAWES
WHO DIED DEC. 15th 1875
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE MARY HAWES
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1921
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Rest"
AND JOHN WILLIAM HAWES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE ALICE MARY
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1925
IN HIS 88th YEAR
"Until the Day Breaks"

John Hawes In the 1881 Census a Potter, in the 1901 Census, Publican of "Three Crutches", Frindsbury

135.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOSEPH HEARD
WHO DIED DEC. 22nd 1916 AGED 54 YEARS

A Cement Labourer of Reed Street, 1901 Census

 

136.   CWGC Blue Slate Headstone  

123726 CORPORAL
E. HERBERT
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
18th OCTOBER 1918
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

137.   Modern Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA ELIZA HICKMAN
1885 1918
ARCHIBALD ARTHUR HICKMAN
1871 1940
ARTHUR LEONARD
SON
1906 1979
EMMELINE ADA
DAUGHTER
1904 1982
FLORENCE ELIZABETH
1909 1986
ELLA ROSE
1907 2002

138.   Very Eroded Headstone  


POSSIBLY THE HEADSTONE OF JOHN HOADLY, DIED 1719
AND, VISIBLE, UNKNOWN FEMALE RELATIVE?

[    ]
[ALS]O ? M[    ] [    ]
JOHN HOA[DLY?]
DIED YE 20th ? [    ]
INYE 56th YEAR OF HE[R] [AGE]

This very eroded stone could well be the headstone of John Hoadly, died 1719. The style of stone fits the period. Unfortunately, I have not found an obvious fit for the surviving inscription, obviously a woman, perhaps his mother?
   She may have remarried elsewhere, so may be in the Burial Register under a different name. In case it is John Hoadly's stone, I am including his will, which is dated 4th September 1719.
   John Hoadly of Cliffe, Farmer, having a stone.(Cause of death ?)
   To honourable Mother, Anne Hoadly, 30. To brother Thomas Hoadly, 10. To sister Harrison's two children, Easter Amhurst and Mary Amhurst, 10 each. To good friend John Taylor of Aylesford, 5 guineas. To servant Richard Baily, 5. Residue of goods and personal estate to James Harrison, sister Ann Hoadly and Mrs Mary Godwin "who now lives with me in my house", equally; he desires them to live together in unity and enter into partnership to jointly carry on business of his farm, and equally share the profits. James Harrison, Anne Hoadly and Mary Godwin, Joint Executors.
   Witnesses: John Play, James Murfield and Henry Pooler N.P.

139.   Headstone  

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES HOLDEN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 23rd 1880
AGED 59 YEARS
"Just as I am without one plea,
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou bid'st me come to thee,
Oh, Lamb of God, I come"

140.   Red Granite Curbs  

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE HOLLANDS
DIED FEB. 24th 1919 AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO CHARLES HOLLANDS
DIED AUG. 5th 1938 AGED 74 YEARS

141.   Medieval Stone Coffin Type, Relief of Cross  

Inscribed around all four sides
MARY ELIZABETH HOLME / DIED/ JANUARY XVIII MDCCCLXII AGED/ LXXIX

A Fund Holder, staying with the Curate in 1861, Census.

 

142.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROWLAND HOPKINS
DIED DECR. 19Th 1913 AGED 17
"May he Rest in Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAROLINE MACKENZIE
DIED APRIL 25th 1928 AGED 85
"Thy Will be Done"

143.   Headstone and Tablet  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM HORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 2nd 1904
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 19th 1880
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO JULIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 29th 1879
AGED 9 DAYS
ALSO ELIZABETH HARRIET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 30th 1881
AGED 5 YEARS
"Until the Day Break and the Shadows
Flee Away"
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 13th 1938
AGED 63 YEARS

Tablet
ALSO WHO DEPARTED
FREDERICK THIS LIFE
ALFRED 6th MARCH 1949
HORNE AGED 72 YEARS

William Horne was a Farmer and Fruit Grower, and Fruit Tree Grower at Perry Hill Farm, 1881 Census, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directories

144.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ADA MARY HOUNSELL WHO DIED 24th OCTOBER 1925 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND THOMAS GEORGE HOUNSELL WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1929 AGED 86 YEARS

Cement Labourer of Wharf Lane

 

145.   Headstone and Curbs  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES HOWELL
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1928
AGED 56
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST NOV. 2nd 1939
AGED 69 YEARS

146.   Pedestals and Cross  

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED GEORGE HUGHES
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1903
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE ALFRED GEORGE HUGHES
WHO DIED OCTOBER [ ] 1941 AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO REGINALD ALFRED HUGHES
WHO DIED DECEMBER 13th 1941 AGED 61 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
MARY CAROLINE
SECOND WIFE OF A. G. HUGHES
WHO DIED JAN. 14th 1932
AGED 81

North Side
ALSO OF
THEIR SON
WILLIE SMITH
HUGHES
WHO DIED NOV. 26th 1888
AGED 4 YEARS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"

Shop, and Builder of St. Helen's Terrace, 1891 Census, Ironmonger, 1903 Kelly's Directory

147.   Headstone and Body Stone  


DETAIL OF HEADSTONE OF MARY JACKSON, DIED 1768

IN MEMORY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF DANIEL JACKSON
WHO DIED THE 26th OF MAY 1768
AGED 40 ? YEARS
INTERRED HERE [THREE] OF HER CHILDREN
ELIZABETH, DANIEL AND THOMAS
[Eroded Verses]

Foot Stone
M J
1768

A Farmer? There are later Daniel Jacksons at High Halstow, (descendants of the above?), who are Farmers

148.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
MARY ANN
WIDOW OF EDWARD JEAL
DIED DEC. 3rd ?1916
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
-----------Ground Level-----------
DIED MAY 22nd 1927

149.   Double Headstone, (Under Holly Tree)  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
THOMAS JENKINGS
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] 
[FEBRUARY 1830] 
[AGED 62 YEARS]
SACRED
  TO THE MEMORY OF
  SARAH JENKINGS
WIFE OF
THOMAS JENKINGS
  WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF MAY 1828
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
HENRY JENKINGS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF AUGUST 1834
AGED 103 YEARS

Will of Thomas Jenkings, of Cliffe, Yeoman, dated 20th January 1829
   To brothers, John of Higham, Labourer and Henry of Newington, next Rainham, Labourer, and to sister Abigail otherwise, Abbey, wife of Thomas Videon or Widgeon, of Mile Town, Sheerness, Carrier, 200 each, 5 years after his death. Interest from his real estate, if Executor thinks fit, to be given to his sister, Alice Saunders.
   All real and personal estate, household goods, furniture etc to sister Alice wife of Samuel Saunders of Chalk, Labourer, independent of the control of her present or any future husband. Alice Saunders is Sole Executor.
   Signed with a mark
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor of Rochester, John Morson of Strood and George Shaw, Clerk to Mr Gibbs

JIGGENS see BESSANT

150.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHNSON
WHO DIED 23rd DECEMBER 1901
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOHNSON
BORN SEPTEMBER 6th 1837
DIED JANUARY 8th 1907
ALSO
GEORGE AND MARY JOHNSON
DIED FEBY. 22nd AND OCT. 19th 1881
"Safe in our Father's Home"
EDITH ELIZABETH JOHNSON
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1883
AGED 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
GRACE MARY JOHNSON
WHO DIED 26th AUGUST 1885
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me"

151.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE JOHNSON
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1907
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE JOHNSON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1915
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
WILLIAM THOMAS
WHO DIED JANUARY 4th 1886
AGED 8 MONTHS
AND ANNIE MATILDA
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1893
AGED 10 MONTHS
"Come unto Me and I will give you Rest"

152.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD GEORGE THE DEVOTED HUSBAND OF RACHEL JONES WHO DIED 24th AUG. 1925 AGED 62 (one line)
ALSO MARY FRANCES DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1904 AGED 15

153.   Headstone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD HENRY KENKNIGHT
AGED 48 YEARS
ELIZABETH JANE HIS WIFE
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THEIR TWO CHILDREN
ELLEN ELIZABETH
AGED 7 YEARS
AND LILIAN MAY
AGED 4 YEARS
WHO PERISHED WHEN THEIR HOME WAS
DESTROYED BY FIRE ON JULY 8th 1901
"Greater Love hath no man than this,
That he layeth down his Life for the Bretheren"
"In Death they were not Divided"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
ALSO FREDERICK SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
OF GUN COTTON FEBY. 4Th 1904
AGED 21 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

"The Times", July 9th 1901
   "A fire occurred early yesterday morning through a paraffin lamp bursting at a cottage occupied by a farm labourer named Kenknight, at Cliffe-at-Hoo, near Rochester. The flames quickly spread to an adjoining cottage, and the two houses, which were composed mostly of tarred wood, were entirely destroyed. Kenknight escaped from the burning building, as did Mrs Kenknight, an invalid, but she was terribly burned. Kenknight afterwards returned to the cottage to rescue his two children, but was overpowered by the smoke and heat, and both he and the children, two daughters, aged four and eight, perished. Their bodies were afterwards recovered in a terribly charred condition among debris in the cellar"

From the "Kent Messenger" 13th July 1901
   "Yesterday, (Thursday) Mrs Kenknight succumbed to her injuries in St. Bartholomew's Hospital"
   "The five children who escaped , and who are now orphans, the oldest being 17 and the youngest two, are left entirely destitute. A subscription list has been opened on their behalf, and a committee publicly elected to act as trustees. Subscriptions may be sent to either the Re. H. Boyd, Rector of Cliffe; Mr John Robertson, Chairman of the Parish Council; or Councillor F. Wright"

Frederick
Kenknight was killed by an explosion of Gun Cotton at the Curtis and Harvey Explosives Factory on Cliffe Marshes. William Moon (Monument in same Section) was fatally burnt in the explosion, which occurred in the early hours of the 4th February. "The Times", 20th February 1904, reported that the explosion was probably caused by friction against over heated gun cotton, which Kenknight and Moon had moved to a new hut from the drying room. The stove in the drying room had probably not cooled sufficiently, so the Gun Cotton was probably too warm. The Explosives Inspector was of the opinion that no blame could be attached to either man. Inquest verdicts of "Accidental Death" were returned.

154.   Headstone and Two Small Body Stones  


KNIGHT FAMILY TOMBS

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN KNIGHT SON OF
Mr RICHARD AND ANN KNIGHT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER THE 24th 1796
AGED ONE YEAR AND SIX MONTHS
ALSO CATHERINE KNIGHT
DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND ANN KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th OF
JUNE 1799 AGED 12 YEARS

155.   Plain Chest Tomb  

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY 1846
AGED 78 YEARS

South Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF MAY 1846
AGED 79 YEARS
HE LEFT ISSUE FOUR SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER
WHO HAVE CAUSED THIS TOMB
TO BE ERECTED AS A LASTING TRIBUTE
OF RESPECT

Richard Knight of Cliffe, Esquire, will dated 7th January 1841
   To wife Ann, 100, household effects, all she wants to a limit of 200. An annuity of 160 for life. Sons Thomas and George already gifted with 5,000. Son Thomas owes him 1,100, 600 of which he paid for son Thomas to executors of late William Lake, and 500 lately lent to him, and 600 under joint bond of son Thomas, surety to Mr John Higgins.
   Intends to lend further sum of 500 in following Spring. Son Richard indebted to him in 2,000 and son George in sum of 320. After Richard Knight Sen. Has conveyed certain lands to him, the 1,100 already paid to son Thomas, shall be considered a debt from the estate. To son Charles Knight, 5,000 to place him on equal footing with his brothers. Executor to hold 4,000 upon trust to pay interest to daughter Rebecca Edwards, independent of present or any future husband. Long and involved conditions follow.
To daughters of daughter Ann 100 as a token of "his affections for them and their mother because their father has had a sum far exceeding what he would have given them". To each of 7 children of late daughter, Harriet Gale at 21,(boys) or marriage (girls), 500, although he has already given father an amount exceeding what he would have given his late daughter. Interest for education and maintenance of children. To son Charles Knight farm and land in Cliffe adjoining which he (Richard Knight Sen.) now holds, leased from the Earl of Darnley. To John Baker of Cooling and John Oakley of Frindsbury, freehold farms, etc not already given, upon trust. Details of Trust follows.
   To sons, Thomas, Richard George and Charles the residue, equally, they to be Joint Executors.
Further Trust details.
   Witnesses: John Lake, 10 Lincolns Inn and Baltimore Hubble

156.   Plain Chest Tomb  

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE KNIGHT
WHO DIED AT HIS [    ] EALING, MIDDLESEX
[    ] OF JULY 1854
AGED [    ] YEARS

North Side
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF THE SAID
GEORGE KNIGHT
WHO DIED AT NORWOOD GREEN, MIDDLESEX
ON THE 8th OF NOVEMBER 1857
AGED 61 YEARS

157.   Plain Chest Tomb  

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH REBECCA KNIGHT
WIFE OF RICHARD KNIGHT
OF WEST MALLING, KENT
WHO DIED DECEMBER 17th 1867
AGED 73 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

South Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD KNIGHT
LATE OF WEST MALLING, KENT
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1876
AGED 77 YEARS

158.   Ledger, Horizontal Cross  

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES KNIGHT OF THIS PARISH
YOUNGEST SON OF RICHARD KNIGHT OF WEST COURT
BORN JULY 19th 1813 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE ANN
WIDOW OF THE LATE CHARLES KNIGHT ESQ.
BORN 23rd MARCH 1815 DIED 15th APRIL 1909
"Rest in the Lord"

KNIGHT see RICHARDS

159.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LAMBKIN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1915
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO OF
SARAH LAMBKIN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LAMBKIN
WHO DIED MARCH 16th 1917
AGED 70 YEARS
"How hard it is to part with those
We hold on earth so dear,
The heart no greater trial knows,
No sorrow more severe"

William Lambkin was an Agricultural Labourer at Richard's Farm, 1881 and 1891

160.   Headstone  

IN EVER LASTING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES LAST
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 20th 1933
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF MARTHA ADA HIS WIFE
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 2nd 1923
AGED 48 YEARS
AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
DOROTHY ETHEL
WHO PASSED AWAY SEPT. 10th 1917
AGED 4 YEARS
GLADYS DOROTHY
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 2nd 1919
AGED 12 YEARS

Charles Last was an Agricultural Labourer of Gladstone's Cottages in 1901, Census

161.   Pedestals  

East Side
GEORGE HENRY LEDGER
BORN 3rd APRIL 1881
DIED 20th MARCH 1882

North Side
GORDON HERBERT LEDGER
BORN JUNE 17th 1882
DIED AUGUST 21st 1883

Sons of Horace Ledger, Farmer of Mortimer's Farm

LIMBERT see HARVEY

162.   Granite Block  

South Side
IN
SACRED MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH LOVELAND
WHO DIED
SEPT. 22nd 1918
AGED 75
"Until the Day Breaks"

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN LOVELAND
WHO DIED
JAN. 18th 1921
AGED 73
"At Rest"

163.   Granite Block  

IN MEMORY OF
(NANCY)
ROSE ANNE LOVELAND
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
REGINALD LOVELAND
ENTERED INTO REST
APRIL 25th 1922
AGED 43
"Just as I am thou shalt receive"

MACKENZIE see HOPKINS

164.   Headstone and Curbs  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE MARTIN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
SEPTR. 22Nd 1909
AGED 72 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO HARRIET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1914
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN OWEN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1914
AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE MARTIN
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
[    ] SERVING HIS COUNTRY
[191]8 AGED 1[  ] YEARS

165.   Displaced Curb on South Path


JOSEPH MAYHEW, THE WATCHMAKER

JOSEPH MAYHEW WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1910 AGED 90 YEARS "Gone but not Forgotten"

Joseph Mayhew was a Clock and Watch Maker, he lived at Longford House. 1881 Census, 1882 and 1891 Kelly's Directories, etc. (See photo)

 

166.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr WILLIAM MAYNARD
LATE OF COOLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF DECEMBER 1828
AGED 41 YEARS

167.   Headstone and Tablet  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZA [THE WIFE OF]
GEORGE MERRIX
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[SEPTEMBER] [ ] 1875
AGED 66 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE MERRIX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 15th ? 1878
AGED 69 YEARS

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
MARIA MERRIX
PARRIS
DIED 13th OF NOV. 1950
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
  EDWARD GEORGE
  HER HUSBAND
  REUNITED
  25th SEPT. 1960
AGED 79 YEARS

  168.   Displaced Pedestals  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM FREDERICK
THE BELOVED SON OF
JOHN HENRY AND EMMA MOON
DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1904
AGED 24 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

WILLIAM MOON see KENKNIGHT

169.   Low Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DEAR MUM AND DAD
MARY ANN MORRAD
DIED 15th FEB. 1922 AGED 57
WILLIAM H. MORRAD
DIED 18th MARCH 1939 AGED 78
"Resting"

In the 1901 Census William Morrad was a Labourer living in Reed Street

170.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND JANE MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF JANUARY 1810 AGED 4 ? YEARS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] OCTOBER 1819 AGED 17 YEARS
AND THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
VIZ. JANE, THOMAS AND JAMES
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JOHN MUNN
THE FATHER
WHO DIED [    ] JANUARY 1822 AGED 41 YEARS

171.   Headstone  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
EDWIN MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 30th 1876
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 21st 1848
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 9th 1863
AGED ONE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS
"Remember your Creator in the days of your Youth"
ALSO EDWARD MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER THE 1st 1891
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO ANN ROWE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANN MARIA MUNN
PASSED AWAY APRIL 25th 1916
AGED 64 YEARS
INTERRED AT STROOD CEMETERY
ALSO WILLIAM MUNN
FOURTH SON OF
WILLIAM AND ANN MARIA MUNN
DIED MARCH 7th 1931
AGED 76 YEARS
R.I.P.

Edward Munn in 1881 Census, possibly the Butcher's Shop Man, of Russell Street, Chatham ?

William Munn was a Shepherd of 4 Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

172.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM MUNN
HUSBAND OF
ANN MARIA MUNN OF CLIFFE
BORN SEPTEMBER 22nd 1818
DIED JANUARY 18th 1895
"Trifle not your Time's but Short"
ANN MARIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOVEMBER 23rd 1821
DIED JUNE 2nd 1902
"Her End was Peace"
EMMA BRENCHLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JANUARY 20th 1850
DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1902
INTERRED AT STROOD CEMETERY

173.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN NORRIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 12th 1842
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO
ANN HAMPSTEAD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED APRIL
4th 1874 AGED 66 YEARS
"Not my Will but thine be
Done, O Lord"

174.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
ALBERT ORMAN
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
KEREN ORMAN
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1926
AGED 62 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
KEREN ORMAN
WHO DIED 18th JUNE 1938
AGED 75 YEARS

In 1901 Census, Albert Orman was a Cement Labourer of Reed Street

175.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF HENRY OSENTON
AND DAUGHTER OF EDWARD AND SARAH
STEVENS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF JULY 1806 AGED 20 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
But God did please for Death to seize,
And ease me of my pain"
ALSO SARAH STEVENS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SAID
EDWARD AND SARAH STEVENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th
OF AUGUST 1806 AGED 22 YEARS
"You mourners all that's standing by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so must you be,
Therefore prepare to follow me"

176.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE OSENTON
OF THE PARISH OF HIGH HALSTOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th DAY OF AUGUST 1846
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY
1826 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLOTTE DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED ON THE 25th DAY
OF JUNE 1834 AGED 29 YEARS

George Osenton, who died 1846, was of High Halstow, a Farmer, Parish Constable and Parish Clerk

177.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

JOHN HENRY OSENTON AGED 78 YEARS [DECEMBER 1922]
ELIZABETH SARAH OSENTON AGED 80 YEARS [MARCH 1929]

John Osenton of Manor View, Salt Lane, was a Thatcher and Agricultural Labourer, 1901 Census

 

178.   Headstone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1811
AGED 14 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead that
Die in the Lord"

179.   Double Headstone  

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
Mr JOHN
OSMOTHERLY
[WHO DIED JU]LY
[THE] 29th ? 1826
AGED 77 YEARS
Mrs SUSANNA
  OSMOTHERLY
  [WHO DIED] [    ]
  [SEPT. 1819]
  [AGED 67 YEARS]

180.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE OSMOTHERLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF DECEMBER 1820
AGED [43] YEARS

181.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF DECEMBER 1832
AGED 30 YEARS
"The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken
away, Blessed be the name of the Lord"

John Osmotherly, died 1871 was a Farmer of of Court Sole Farm, farming 300 acres and employing 6 men and 2 boys. "Rector's Churchwarden for very many years" Burial Register

182.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM OSMOTHERLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER 1838
AGED 32 YEARS
[LEFT ISSUE] ONE SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS
[MAR]Y, WILLIAM AND [    ]
[    ]
ALSO
JAMES EDGAR OSMOTHERLY
SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE] 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 18[  ]9
AT [    ]NG, ILLINOIS, NORTH AMERICA
AGED 26 YEARS

183.   Headstone  

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1849
AGED 72 YEARS
THIS TOMB
ERECTED BY HIS GRANDSON
SYDNEY OSMOTHERLY

184.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF
JAMES OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 30th OF MAY 1850
AGED 63 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die
in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED THE 4th OF DECR. 1858
AGED 75 YEARS

185.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 1851
AGED 1 YEAR & 7 MONTHS
"Thy Will be Done"

186.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs MARY OSMOTHERLY
WHO DIED 13th ? OCTOBER 1857
AGED 85 YEARS

187.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

[    ]
JAMES, THOMAS, CHARLES
HOMAN CHILDREN OF
JOHN & MARY OSMOTHERLY
OF THIS PARISH
[    ]

188.   Cruciform Coped  

East Side
[SACRED ?]
[ TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
JOHN OSMOTHERLY
BORN AUGUST 10th ? 1799 DIED NOVEMBER 18th ? 1871

North Side
[SACRED ?]
[ TO THE MEMORY OF ?]
ANN WIFE OF JOHN OSMOTHERLY
BORN OCTOBER 16th 1800 DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1877

189.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WILLIAM JAMES OVERRIGHT WHO DIED APRIL 25th 1927 AGED 62 YEARS (one line)

William Overright was a Cement Labourer of Rye Street, 1891 Census

 

PARKER see SMITH

PARRIS see MERRIX

190.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

[    ]
THOMAS PHILPOT
DIED 18th OCTOBER 1878
AGED 69 YEARS

Thomas Philpot was a Tallyman at the Cement Works, 1871 Census

191.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY PLOWRIGHT
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 27th 1885
AGED 26 YEARS
"Hark my Soul it is the Lord,
'Tis thy Saviour, hear his Word,
Jesus speaks and speaks to thee,
"Say poor Sinner, Lov'st thou me",
Lord it is my chief complaint,
That my love is weak and faint,
Yet I love thee and adore,
Oh for grace to love thee more"

In 1881 Census, a Servant of her uncle John Topley, Blacksmith

192.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD WILLIAM
THE ELDEST SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZA POPE
DIED MARCH 23rd 1885
AGED 19 YEARS
"I dare not choose my lot,
I would not if I might,
Choose thou for me my God,
So shall I walk aright"
ALSO
CAROLINE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 22nd 1873
AGED 5 YEARS

According to the Burial Register, he died through falling into "a burning kiln at the cement works"

193.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GLADYS MARY POTTER
WHO DIED NOVR. 29Th 1909
AGED 7 YEARS & 10 MONTHS
"Jesus called a Little Child"

?Daughter of John Potter, Beer Retailer, Cooling Common, 1913 Post Office Directory

194.   Pedestals and Cross  

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
FREDERICK POWELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 11th 1924
AGED 55 YEARS
"God be with you until we meet again"

East Side
ALSO FREDERICK POWELL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF FLORENCE
WHO DIED 10th JULY 1947 AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

195.   Headstone  

[    ]
CH[    ]
[    ]
ALSO ANNIE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF WILLIAM PRATT
WHO DIED JULY [   ] 187[   ] ?
AGED 23 YEARS
[    ]

196.   Cruciform Coped  

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY HERBERT PRICKETT
DIED [    ] JAN. 1884
AGED 55 YEARS

South Side
[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
ANN HIS WIFE
DIED [    ] [DEC] 1908
AGED [83] [YEARS]

Henry Prickett was a Cement Miller of 27 Thames Terrace, 1871 and 1881 Census

RAY see SMITH

197.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN READING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF JUNE 1827 AGED 55 YEARS
[ Eroded Verses]

198.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD REEVES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 7th 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
"Absent from the body, present with the Lord"
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD REEVES
WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN. 31st 1915
IN THE 83rd YEAR OF HER AGE
"So he giveth his beloved sleep"

Edward Reeves was a Wheelwright of Reed Street, 1861 and 1881 Census. Edward and Son, Wheelwright, Builder and Undertaker, 1891 Census. 

199.   Headstone  

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WALTER REEVES
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1915
AGED 53 YEARS
"Wisdom is justified of all her children"
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th OCTOBER 1943
AGED 83 YEARS
"O give thanks unto the Lord for he is
Good, for his Mercy endureth for ever"
Pslm.107.1

Walter Reeves, Builder, Contractor,. Plumber, Painter, Undertaker and Wheelwright, 1903 Post Office Directory. Builder and Contractor, 1913 Post Office Directory

200.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RELPH
WHO DIED AT CHIRAT, INDIA
JULY 18th 1897
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO JACK
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 7th 1886
AGED 17 MONTHS
ALSO ERNEST
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1888
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ALICE GERTRUDE
WHO DIED JANUARY 9th 1890
AGED 11 MONTHS
SONS AND DAUGHTER OF
REUBEN AND PHYLIS RELPH

201.   Headstone   

HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
MORGAN RICE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANY. YE 14th 1736
AGED 52 YEARS

Morgan Rice was a Yeoman Farmer. His will is dated 12th January 1730 / 31
   To his wife Mary* 60. Household effects to wife Mary and sister Mary Rice, after his wife's death, her share to sister Mary Rice. To two sisters, Mary Rice and Winne, "20 each. To sisters Katherine and Anne, 10 each. To all children of sister Anne 10 each. Residue to "loving friend" James Etcell of Cliffe, Husbandman, upon several trusts, viz. If wife lives long enough to exhaust the 60 , James Etcell to give her money from personal estate as she needs it. When she dies residue in hands of James Etcell to all children of sister Anne, except the 20 given to his sister Mary. James Etcell, Executor.
   Witnesses: William Doggett, Elizabeth Goodwin and Robert Taylor
  
(*Formerly Mary Barnet, widow, married Rice in 1713, he was "of Cowling")

202.   Headstone and Body Stone   

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES RICHARDS
OF [RYE STREET?], CLIFFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[APRIL] [184]5
IN THE [56th YEAR] OF HIS AGE

James Richards was a Farmer of Rye Street in 1841 Census. In the1851 Census his widow, Ann farmed 50 acres at Rye Street, employing 4 men and 1 boy.

203.   Headstone and Body Stone  

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF]
[ANN] WIFE OF J[AMES] [RICHAR]DS
AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 17th 18[7]4
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE

204.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE ELIZA RICHARDS
DIED JULY 1st 1889
AGED 13 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
"In a world of pain and care,
Lord thou would'st [ ] lead her,
To thy meadows bright and fair,
Lovingly thou hast received her,
Clothed in robes spotless white,
Now she dwells with thee in light"
ALSO
LILLIAN MARY RICHARDS
DIED MARCH 11th 1889
AGED 1 YEAR & 7 MONTHS
ADA RICHARDS
DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1886 AGED 10 DAYS
JOHN EDWARD RICHARDS
DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1876 AGED 4 MONTHS

205.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 6th 1893
AGED 34 YEARS
"All you who stop and read these lines,
How soon your fate may be like mine,
In health and strength put not your trust,
For the longest living are but dust"
"There remaineth, therefore a rest to
the people of God"
ALSO
MARY RICHARDS
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 21st 1894
AGED 67 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory dear"
ALSO DAVID RICHARDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
MARY RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 17th 1900 AGED 72 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away,
in Jesus keeping, we are safe and they"

David Richards Senior?, Farmer at Escoll Farm, Hoo , 240 acres, 1881 Census. At marriage in 1856, Market Gardener, son of Joseph. In 1851 Census, Joseph a Fruit Tree Grower of Cooling Street. David Richards Junior died at Stafford House, Leats Road, Brixton.

206.   Pedestal, Cross Missing   

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
WILLIAM ROSS
WHO DIED AT HOUSE ON
THE MARSH, CLIFFE CREEK
NOVEMBER 26th 1896
AGED 44 YEARS

South Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JESSIE BRUCE
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & MARY ROSS
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1898
AGED 1 YEAR & 11 MONTHS
[Eroded Verses]

William Ross in 1891 Census, at Nine Elms Cement Factory, (Old Factory), Factory Foreman

ROWE see MUNN

207.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS RUFFELL
WHO DIED 13th JULY 1914
AGED 80 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
DUDLY CLARK
WHO DIED 9th DECEMBER 1922
AGED 90 YEARS

Dudley Clark of Crane's Cottages was probably an Agricultural Labourer ? 1891 and 1901 Census

208.   Headstone and Body Stone, (Line of 4)   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF
JOHN RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF OCTOBER
1826
AGED 54 YEARS

John Rumble is probably the Miller mentioned in William Shipman's will, (see below)

209.   Headstone and Body Stone   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH RUMBLE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1829
AGED 19 YEARS

210.   Headstone and Body Stone    

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN RUMBLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th DAY OF APRIL
1832
AGED 82 YEARS

211.   Headstone, Very Eroded  

RUMBLE

212.   Headstone   

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES MARTIN SCAMPTON
OF BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET S. SCAMPTON
AND SECOND SON OF THE LATE
ALDERMAN SCAMPTON OF COVENTRY
DIED SUDDENLY IN LONDON
DECEMBER 15th 1926
AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

213.   Displaced Curb in South West Corner

EBENEEZER SCOTT DIED FEB. 27th 1895 AGED 76 YEARS ALSO HARRIETT DIED MARCH 17th 1909 AGED 89 YEARS (one line)

Ebeneezer Scott was a Cooper of Wharf Lane, 1881 Census

 

214.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ELIZABETH
[WIFE OF RI]CHARD SC[UDDER]
[WHO DIE]D 21st MARCH [1880]
AGED 75 YEARS
"[He] will gather in his H[arvest]
[ ]e place where she is [ ]"
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD SCUDDER
WHO DIED 1st NOVEMBER 1894
AGED 84 YEARS

Richard Scudder was an Agricultural Labourer, 1881 Census

SHIPMAN see COOK

215.   Classical Chest Tomb on Very Large Stone Base  


SMITH FAMILY TOMB

West Side
IN THIS VAULT LYE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN SMITH OF LODGE HILL IN THE
PARISH OF COOLING WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 3rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1781
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE REMAINS OF PARNELL HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1781 AGED 60 YEARS

North Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs ELLEN RAY
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & PARNELL SMITH
OF LODGE HILL
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF APRIL 1829
AGED 72 YEARS

East Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SMITH ESQ.
ELDEST SON OF JOHN AND PARNELL SMITH
OF LODGE HILL IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 17th 1823
AGED 76 YEARS

216.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY
OF Mr JOHN SMITH OF THIS PARISH
DIED 9th ? MAY 1775 AGED 42 ? YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS
RICHARD [    ]HAM [DIED] [    ] SEPT. 1777 ?
AGED 1 YEAR
WILL. DIED 6th OCT. 1777 AGED [    ] YEARS ?

217.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN
SON OF JOHN AND MARY SMITH
WHO DIED [MAY] [    ] 1823
AGED 3 YEARS
"The Great Jehovah from above,
An Angel bright did send,
To take this little harmless dove,
To joys that never end"
[ALSO OF] MARY PARKER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th ? 1858
AGED 81 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO OF EDWARD PARKER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th ? 1860
AGED 48 YEARS
[ALSO OF] MARTHA WIFE OF
[EDWARD PARKER
[WHO DIED JANUARY [ ] 1878]
[AGED 65 YEARS]

218.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CARRIE
THE WIFE OF G. SMITH JNR.
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JULY 22nd 1908
AGED 31 YEARS
"So when the one we loved the best,
Lies in the churchyard bed,
We must not cry too bitterly,
Over the happy dead"

219.   Curbs and Flower Pot Holder   

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND SAMUEL JAMES SMITH WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1928 AGED 65 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO OF OUR DEAR DAUGHTER DOROTHY WHO DIED 1st JULY 1927 AGED 28 YEARS

Flower Pot Holder
MARY
SMITH
76 YEARS
R.I.P.

Samuel Smith of Tram Cottage, Chalk Quarry, Salt Lane was a Carpenter, 1901 Census

220.   Very Low Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAVID WILLIAM SMITH
DIED MAY 2nd 1929 AGED 36 YEARS

221.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN SOUTH
WIFE OF THOMAS SOUTH & DAUGHTER OF
JEREMIAH & MARIA BUCKMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 6th DAY OF DECEMBER 18[79]
AGED [29] YEARS
"Await for the Lord my Soul [    ]
and in His Word do I hope"

Thomas South, husband of Ellen, nee Buckman, was an Agricultural Labourer of Brickfield House, High Halstow, 1881 Census

222.   Pedestals and Cross   

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHESTERTON
DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
J.L. SPOOR AND MARY SPOOR
-REDE COURT-
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON 25th MARCH 1902 IN HIS 16th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN LAMB SPOOR
WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1918 AGED 60 YEARS
AND OF MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN LAMB SPOOR
DIED 26th JANUARY 1959 AGED 95 YEARS

North Side
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
HILDA JANE SPOOR
AT REST 24th APRIL 1964
AGED 72 YEARS
"In the hope begotten of faith in the Gospel
Of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
That we shall meet again in joyful reunion"

223.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE HENRY STANLEY
DIED 11th AUGUST 1880
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO MARIA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 23rd DEC. 1904
AGED 87
"These eyes shall see the King in his Beauty"
xxxiii Isaiah v17
ALSO MARIA ELIZABETH STANLEY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th FEB. 1914
AGED 62
ALSO WALTER ARKELL STANLEY
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 9th JULY 1927
AGED 69

224.   Low Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT SUSAN STAPLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY MAR. 24th 1886
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 16th 1897
AGED 78 YEARS

James Stapley was an Agricultural Labourer of Sharnal Street, High Halstow in the 1891 Census

225.   Headstone and Body Stone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
Mr CHARLES STEEL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JULY 25th 1795
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS STONE THE REMAINS
OF TWO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE

226.   Three Coped Stones, One Plot, Once Railed. All Eroded, No Details except the Middle Stone

IN MEMORY OF JAMES STEEL
[DECEMBER 1861 AGED 74 YEARS]

James Steel was a Farmer, son of Charles, see Will in Section B

 

227.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA STEEL
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1906
AGED 74 YEARS
"In Life in Death , O Lord,
Abide with Me"

228.   Headstone  

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES STEEL
SON OF GEORGE & SARAH
STEEL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 18th [1856]
[AGED 27 YEARS]

STEEL see WALTON

STEVENS see OSENTON

229.   Displaced, Separated, Curbs in South West Corner

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIJAH TALBOT WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1904 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF GEORGE ROBERT TALBOT WHO DIED AT BOURNEMOUTH JULY 2nd 1922 AGED 40 YEARS

Elijah Talbot, died 1904, at work, when 2,000 lbs of high explosives ignited at the Curtis and Harvey explosives factory, only two weeks after Kenknight and Moon were killed in a similar event. Talbot died on the way to hospital; three other men were killed, of one of whom, no trace was found. The shock was felt over a wide area of north Kent. Talbot was also Chairman of the Cliffe Cooperative Society.

 

230.   Headstone  

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM TALBOT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1913
AGED 81 YEARS
"Till the Day Break"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TALBOT
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1917
AGED 86 YEARS

William Talbot, died 1917, same man as William Elijah Talbot, Insurance Agent, 1913 Post Office Directory ?

231.   Small Headstone  


MARY TAYLER, DIED 1746

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF MARY [YE] WIFE
OF WILLIAM TAYLER
WHO DIED OCT. [    ] 1746
AGED 40 ? YEARS

William Tayler Husband of Mary, died 1746, a Labourer, Burial Register

232.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen  

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD JOHN TAYLOR
WHO DIED FEBY. 29Th [1892]
AGED [43] YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE BLANCHE
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 11th 1889
AGED 16 YEARS

Station Master of Cliffe, 1891 Kelly's Directory

233.   Medieval Stone Coffin Style  

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK [NICHOLAS] SOMERS THOMAS M.A.
BORN [    ] AUGUST 1797 DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1868

234.   Voluted Stone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM JOHN THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1912
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF ISAAC ALBON
WHO DIED 30th NOV. 1919
AGED 74 YEARS

William Thorndike Publican, of the "Six Bells"

235.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 2nd DEC. 1918
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ROLAND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
3rd OCT. 1918
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO ANN THORNDIKE
WHO DIED 26th OCT. 1919
AGED 83 YEARS
"At Rest"

Thomas Thorndike was, in 1891, a Carrier, and in 1903 and 1913, a Shopkeeper, Kelly's Directories

236.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN TOPLEY
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1902
AGED 84 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN TOPLEY
WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1904
AGED 81 YEARS
"In Death they are United"

John Topley was a Blacksmith, and Landlord? of the "Six Bells", 1882 Kelly's Directory

237.   Headstone  

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS TOPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER [    ] 1886
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HIS AGE
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO
HENRY TOPLEY
BROTHER, LYING IN THE NEXT GRAVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1883
[AGED 35 YEARS]

In the 1881 Census, Henry Topley was a Blacksmith in High Halstow

238.   Curbs  

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD VIDLER WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1923 AGED 74

North Side
ALSO OF HARRIET HIS WIFE WHO DIED JULY 14th 1928 AGED 78

239.   Headstone and Body Stone  

IN
MEMORY OF
ANN SUDWEEKS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD WALTON
OF CROYDON, SURREY AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ANN STEEL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF JANUARY 1853
IN THE 29th YEAR OF HER AGE
[    ]

Husband of Ann, nee Steel, was a Grocer of Croydon, Marriage Register, 1849

240.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CLARA JANE WATERS
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1915
AGED 52 YEARS
"Nearer my God to thee,
Nearer to thee"
ALSO OF HILDA MAY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1904
(BURIED AT GILLINGHAM)
"Asleep"

Clara Waters In 1901 Census living in Priestfield Road, Gillingham, wife of Henry Waters, Foreman Cooper, she was born in Cliffe

241.   Pedestals and Cross  

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MINNIE EUNICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED NOV. 16th 1919
AGED 47 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and Rest""
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1948 AGED 80 YEARS

242.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WEBB
WHO DIED JAN. 11th 1878
AGED 42 YEARS
AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AUG. 21st 1925
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM WEBB THEIR SON
WHO DIED DEC. 20th 1934
AGED 60 YEARS

George Webb, died 1878, was a Labourer at Marriage, 1858, and later a Carrier and Dealer, of Reed Street, 1871 Census

243.   Displaced Curb on South Path

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF PHYLLIS MAY WEEKES
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JUNE 23rd 1918 AGED 27 YEARS

244.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE WHIBLEY
WHO DIED JAN. 9th 1915 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
GWENDOLINE WHO DIED MARCH 16th 1895
AGED 6 YEARS
EDITH ALICE WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1895
AGED 9 YEARS
HUBERT LIONEL WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1899
AGED 2 YEARS
JACK 2nd CORPORAL ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AND BURIED AT
BRANOEK IN BELGIUM AUGUST 9th 1915
AGED 22 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALFRED, SERGT. 22 BATT. R. FUS.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
FEBY. 17Th 1917 AGED 26 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
LEO WHIBLEY
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 10th 1940
AGED 40
ALICE WHIBLEY
DIED JUNE 13th 1945 AGED 50
RICHARD WHIBLEY
DIED MAY 1st 1946 AGED 17
GEORGE WHIBLEY
DIED MAY 22nd 1953
AGED 91 YEARS

George Whibley, died 1953, an House Painter in 1901Census, Station Road

245.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY
THE DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF
EDWIN AND EMILY WHITE
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON FEBRUARY 14th 1908
AGED 3 YEARS
"Lost awhile our treasured dove,
Gained forever, safe above"
ALSO FRANCIS WHITE
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE
OCTOBER 7th 1916
AGED 22 YEARS
"On the Resurrection Morn"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EMILY WHITE
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1918
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN WHITE
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1931
AGED 64 YEARS

Edwin White was a Farmer of Mortimer's Farm, 1903 and 1913 Post Office Directories

246.   Headstone  

ERECTED
BY
PERSONAL FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ALBERT DAVID WOODALL
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1904
AGED 35 YEARS
"Resurgam"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ALBERT WOODALL
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN AN AEROPLANE ACCIDENT
IN INDIA ON JANUARY 6th 1922
AGED 21 YEARS

247.   Headstone  

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES WOODBINE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 16th? 1888
AGED 78 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO CHRISTIANA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1898
AGED 91 YEARS
"Patience through much Affliction,
Now Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO ANN WOODBINE
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1922
AGED 84 YEARS

Charles Woodbine was a Cooper at the Nine Elms Cement Works, 1881 Census

248.   Headstone, Leaning against above

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR WIFE
URSULA NESSIE
WOODBINE
WHO PASSED AWAY
28th FEB. 1928 AGED 54
ALSO OF
JOHN WOODBINE
WHO PASSED AWAY
9th MAY 1941 AGED 89

John Woodbine was a Cooper of Salt Lane, 1881 Census

249.   Curbs  

North Side
WILLIAM WOOLEY WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1922 AGED 84 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HARRIET HIS WIFE WHO DIE APRIL 13th 1923 AGED 81 YEARS

William Woolley was a Market Gardener, 1903 Post Office Directory

 

250.   Displaced Curbs on South Path

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WILLIAM WORDLEY WHO DIED DECEMBER 30th 1923 AGED 51 YEARS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRIETTA ELIZA WORDLEY WHO DIED 25th JULY 1920 AGED 73 YEARS

William Wordley was a Labourer of Rye Street,1901 Census, probably father of Joseph who was killed in the 1911 explosion.

 

251.   Headstone  

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM YOUNG
SON OF HENRY AND ANN YOUNG
WHO DIED THE 14th OF APRIL 1801
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO MARY YOUNG DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 7th OF FEBRUARY 1814
AGED 14 YEARS
LIKEWISE THE ABOVE HENRY YOUNG
WHO DIED THE 5th OF JULY 1819
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ANN ALLEN WIFE OF
ROBT. ALLEN AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
HENRY YOUNG WHO DIED THE 23rd OF MAY 1829
AGED 52 YEARS
JOHN YOUNG SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th OCTOBER 1850 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT STROOD SEPTEMBER 7th 1873
AGED 72 YEARS

Henry Young was a Yeoman Farmer. His will is dated 7th June 1819.
   To son Henry, freehold buildings, barn, etc. and 7 acres of land and "commoning" in Rye Street Common of 2 acres, in his own occupation. House occupied by William Cooper in Cliffe, to son Henry, subject to payment of 4 shillings per week to his widow Ann for life. To son John, 3 freehold cottages in Cliffe occupied by John Mears, ----- Berry, widow and John Jenkins, 3 other cottages, formerly a barn in Reed Street, occupied by John Latter, Edward Gardener and John Reader, also house near latter occupied by William Osmotherly,and piece of arable (part of latter) of 1 and a half acres; small cottage belonging to same, occupied by Daniel Jennings, subject to payment of 4 shillings, as above. Cottage occupied by William Osmotherly to wife Ann for life. John Young to keep in good repair. To wife Ann household effects as she needs them, subject to her remaining a widow and living "a chaste and virtuous life". If she remarries or "leads an improper life", she will not get the 4 shillings per week. Personal estate to sons Henry and John, equally. Friend Charles Steel of Cliffe, Yeoman and son Henry Executors.
   Witnesses: James Maynard, Baker of Cliffe, Edward Maynard, Baker of Cliffe and Samuel West, Clerk to Mr Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood

Did Henry Young have any grounds for thinking that his wife might lead an "improper life"? She did remarry, to Robert Allen, so lost her 4 shillings!

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