KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  -- RESEARCH   Studying and sharing Kent's past      Homepage


St Michael Church M.I.s, Cuxton with Index of names

Back to Churchyards listed

              Monumental Inscriptions of St Michael's Church, CuxtonNoted by D.L. Williams 2011


St Michael's Church, Cuxton from the North

St. Michael's Church stands on an elevated, steep site at the foot of the North Downs, with dramatic views across the Medway Valley. It has some Norman elements and was extended to the south in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1875 the churchyard was greatly extended to the north.
   Many Romano British remains have been found in the near vicinity, and the churchyard apparently contains buried structural remains, possibly a Romano British mausoleum. The latter suggestion is reinforced by the dedication to St. Michael, often found on Pagan sites. The antiquarian, Sir William St. John Hope is said to have noted Roman foundations in his wife's grave on the day of her funeral! There are a few early 18th century headstone surviving, sadly all but one are illegible. Eight 18th / 19th century headstones lying on the bank opposite the south aisle seemed, at first glance, too eroded to be transcribed, but after a little effort seven of the eight inscriptions were read. Of these seven, four have related wills.
   One bizarre episode at Cuxton was the presence, above ground, until 1868, of the coffin, enclosed in a closet, of Margaret Coosens, (died 1783). Her will sets out this desire to remain unburied, (fear of premature burial, it seems!); the will also supplies the inscription to be placed on the monument to her and her husband, which was formerly on the nave wall, the monument has now gone.
   An unexpected find, in the 1875 extension, was the grave of Lieut. General Sir George Fowke, Engineer in Chief on the Western Front 1914 1918, and Adjutant General in France, 1916 1919. I would like to thank the Rector Rev. Roger Knight; Churchwarden, Mrs. Beaney, and members of the congregation for their encouragement and interest. Also to members of the congregation and residents who, with excellent timing, cleared excessive vegetation from many of the monuments in the 1875 extension.

SECTION A:  Is that area north of the church and south and east of the path to the porch.
SECTION B:  Is that area south of the east west path and west of the path to the porch, and to
                                the south west corner of the tower.
SECTION C:  Is that area south of the tower and church.
SECTION D:  The 1875 extension, is all that area north of the east west path

Given the eroded condition of many monuments, there may be mistakes and omissions, for which I apologise. Will abstracts will be found in the Cuxton Notes file and also some photographs.

Sources: R. Will, Rochester Court Will, (Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone). P.C.C. Will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, (National Archives). CEN, Census. D, Directory. CHURCH, Derek Church, "Cuxton, A Kentish Village", 1976.

D. E. Williams Borstal
Rochester
All Souls Day 2011

INTERIOR OF CHURCH

I have used John Thorpe's transcripts in REGISTRUM ROFFENSES, 1769, for monuments which are no longer visible or missing, and Margaret Coosen's will (1783) for the inscription formerly on the nave wall

BARRET
see HARLEY

BOSVILE see MARSHAM

1.  Altar Monument, Formerly in Chancel (Thorpe), 
         Monument now Under Chancel Window in Churchyard


Said to be the tomb of John Butyll, died 1568. Moved from the chancel in the 19th century.
No part of the  inscription remains. It is a pity that this monument and that of Caleb Parfect, 
(Section C),  also removed from  the chancel, did not have more protection from the weather

[PRAY] FOR THE SOUL OF MASTER JOHN BUTTYLL, PARSON [OF THIS]
CHIRCHE AND CHAPLAYNE TO THE HIGH AND NOBYLL [PRI]NCE EDWARDE
WHICH Mr JOHN DECEASED THE [    ] OF [       ] ANNO DOMINI MV[ [UPON]
WHOSE SOULE JESU PARDON

Around Verge of Stone: HERE LYETH JOHN BOTYLL RECTOR OF THIS CHURCH OBIIT JUAII ANNO DOMINI 1568

2.  Brass  Plaque, North Wall Nave

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR LIONEL COLLARD
33 COMPANY (ROYAL EAST KENT)
IMPERIAL YEOMANARY
WHO DIED WHILST ON ACTIVE SERVICE
AT FRANKFORT, SOUTH AFRICA JAN. 14th 1901
AGED 23 YEARS
"With Christ which is Far Better"
THIS MEMORIAL IS PLACED BY
HIS BROTHER RICHARD AND SISTERS
FLORENCE AND MARY

3.  Ledger (Thorpe)

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
ANN COOSENS
THE LATE WIFE OF
JOHN COOSENS
OF CUXTON, YEOMAN
WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF
REGINALD RICH
AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th SEPTEMBER 1671
BEING AGED 26 YEARS
HERE LIETH ALSO INTERRED
THE BODY OF
MARY COOSENS
LATE WIFE OF
JOHN COOSENS
OF CUXTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF DECEMBER 1684
BEING AGED 28 YEARS

4.  Marble tablet Formerly on South West Wall of Nave, Inscription from Will of Margaret Coosens
        (For Details of Margaret Coosens "Non Burial" see below

NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
RICHARD COOSENS
FORMERLY OF
PARROCK HOUSE
IN MILTON, NEAR GRAVESEND
AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
FOR THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1779
AGED 59 YEARS
HE WAS AN HONEST MAN
A FAITHFUL FRIEND AND LOVING HUSBAND
AND A TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE PARENT
ALSO THE REMAINS OF
MARGARET
HIS FAITHFUL WIFE
BY WHOM THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
REV. RICHARD LOVING
FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
AND RECTOR OF BARTON MILLS AND HEARRENSWELL
IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE [4th ?] DAY OF AUGUST 1783
[AGED [    ] YEARS]
THE SAID RICHARD COOSENS AND MARGARET HIS WIFE
LEFT ONE ONLY DAUGHTER NAMED
MARGARET

Richard Coosens, of Lambeth, Esq. d. 1779. P.C.C. Will dated 15th December 1778.
   To his sister Elizabeth Sibley, for life an annuity of 6, out of his real estate.
   A piece of land formerly the site of a house, barn and stable, named Upper Denton Farm, and lands which go with it, i.e., Barn Croft, Culver Field, Culver Croft, Stony Lands, Chalk Croft, otherwise White's Croft, Tophams, two acres lying in a field called eighteen acres, Read Croft and the Streak?, in the parishes of Denton and Milton next Gravesend, in occupation of Moses Roots. Also his properties , with barns, stables, yards and gardens, and pieces of land in the parish of Cuxton, in the occupation of Nicholas Tiesdell (see Churchyard), and [     ] Higgins, to his "dear wife" Margaret, for life.
   All other real estate and properties to his wife. After her death to Thomas Gregory, of Clifford's Inn, London, Gentleman, during the lives of his daughter, Margaret, and her husband, Alexander Hutton, Gentleman, In Trust, during their lives.
   The yearly rents and profits, after costs and repairs, etc. to daughter, Margaret Hutton. If she dies in the lifetime of her husband, leaving lawful issue, then to that child/children, equally. If no issue, then to his wife Margaret, if she continues his widow and unmarried; after her death or remarriage, then to his own right heirs.
   If his daughter survives her husband, all real estate to her and her children. It will be lawful for Trustee and daughter to lease, during the joint lives, not exceeding a term of 21 years. Trustee to reimburse himself out of rents, etc. for his costs.
   To Thomas Gregory 20 and a ring of 20s value. All ready money, money in public funds, securities, goods, chattles, personal estate, etc. to wife Margaret. She is sole Executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Tomlyn, John Barnes and William Wilkins Terry, latter two Clerks to Mr. Gregory.
   Proved at London,17th September 1779

Margaret Coosens, widow of Richard Coosens of Lambeth, formerly of Parrock House in Milton, Gravesend, Esq. P.C.C. Will dated 26th July 1783.
   "My body be not laid out till twenty four hours after my decease in case that the Minister and parish of Cuxton in the County of Kent do not permit my Burial in the manner as hereafter mentioned but in case of their permission of my Burial in the manner hereinafter mentioned then that I may be kept the space of a fortnight after my decease I direct that I be buried in Linen with my gold wires in my ears and in a plain Mahogany Coffin lined with lead without Nails to Ornament it and to have a diamond cut plate and be carried to the place of my Internment in a hearse and six accompanied by a coach and four in which I desire my Executors or one of them to attend the procession to set forth from my House at Walcot Place Lambeth at four o' clock in the Morning and be preceded with Lights as it may be necessary I give to the parish of Cuxton aforesaid the sum of eighty pounds on condition that they permit a place or situation to be fitted up in the parish Church of Cuxton for depositing my Coffin and Remains therein such situation to be as near as possible to the Remains of my Dear Husband and my will and desire is that my coffin be placed on Trestles four feet above the surface of the ground and be inclosed with Wainscotting at least six feet in height a door with a glass panel and green Silk Curtain to be made to the said Inclosure a Strong Lock and Key to the door and a Key to be left on the inside and I further direct that my Executor shall with all convenient speed after my Burial cause a Handsome Monument to be erected at the Expense of about one hundred pounds such monument to be erected as near as possible to the place where my late husband's remains and my own are to be deposited with the following inscription thereon (see above) and on Condition of such Monument being erected I give to the Minister of Cuxton aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds for his permission to erect such monument"
   To daughter Margaret, wife of Alexander Hutton, 20 for mourning, and 20 guineas in weekly payments of guinea until the 20 is paid. Also to daughter, clothes and linen, common metal watch, and the "model" of her father, set in silver. Use of family rings and pictures for life, if she gives executors security for same. After daughter's death rings and pictures to her daughter, Elizabeth Hutton, if she dies before 21, then to nieces, Maria and Charlotte Wilson. Executors to sell all (except family rings), plate and jewels, money from sale to residue.
   To friend Thomas Tomlyn of Rochester, Gentleman, 10 guineas for mourning. To Mrs Penelope Stephens and Mrs Susannah Stephens, a mourning ring each. To Mrs Sarah Pate, 5 guineas for mourning and "to see me put in my coffin".
   To grand daughter Elizabeth, 5 guineas for mourning; to Ann Smith wife of Edmund Smith (one of executors) 10 for mourning; to Ann Smith 5 for mourning for her daughter, Mary Ann and 5 for daughter Maria Smith. To Ann Smith a mourning ring "ornamented with my hair", cost not to exceed 1 6s. To Edmund Smith of Newington Butts, Surrey, Gentleman, 40 for mourning, to Simon Batty of Mincing Lane, London, Gentleman, 30 for mourning.
   The latter two are to be Executors.
   Rest and residue to executors, in trust, to sell and invest in Public Funds. Interest to daughter, Margaret until grand daughter is 21. Payments to be made as long as Margaret "resides from London". If daughter "goes to the house or keeps company with Mrs Margaret Renny or Rennie, a woman of infamous character", then executors to stop payments "for every trespass".
   If daughter dies during grand daughter's minority, then from time to time to grand daughter until she is 21. If she dies or marries before 21, then to nieces, Maria and Charlotte Smith.
   Witness: Thomas Mould

Codicil
  
Revokes bequests to Ann Smith, Edmund Smith and daughters; and Simon Batty.
   Mrs Sarah Pate gets extra 5 guineas, "for her great attention to me during my illness, exclusive of a reasonable allowance for her trouble while she may be with me".
   To Thomas Gregory of Clifford's Inn, London, Esq. 40 for mourning, and to John Barnes of same place, 25 for mourning. Revokes appointment of Edmund Smith and Simon Batty as executors and trustees, appoints Thomas Gregory and John Barnes in their place.
   Witnesses: Mary Urtman, James Peatt and Richard Hussey, no. 1 Gordon Court, Middle Temple.

11th August 1783
   William Wilkins Terry of Clifford's Inn, sworn that he knew Margaret Coosens and was acquainted with her handwriting, and confirmed signature on will was authentic.
   Proved at London, 14th August 1783

DANVERS see MARSHAM

HAMMOND see MARSHAM

5.  Coloured Classical Wall Monument, Richly Decorated with Arms, etc.
    Sadly Hidden behind Organ, Lady Chapel


This impressive monument to Ann Harley, died1603, is sadly, completely
 obscured by the organ. It deserves better, and needs some repair and 
restoration, although Lord Harley's 1723 restoration has lasted well.

"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
(Rev. 14: 13)

"Here Death hath Sported, Tyrant-like in Blood,
In Takinge Life from Youth and Womanhood,
Actinge the Doome of his Inforced Duty,
Regardles of Modesty or Beauty,
But I am much in Loss of so Great Blis,
Though not Repaired yet Comforted in this,
That Death in his Proud Conquest hath no Jott,
Of this Untimely Spoile Foulen to his Lott,
Earth hath Possession of her Earthly Parte,
Wich she Incloseth in a Mother's Hearte,
Here Soul in Heaven, her Memory Alive,
And that which Earth Detaines now shall Revive,
And in Despite of all Devidinge Death,
Meetinge the Rest shall drav a Joyfull Breath"

LET THIS INFORM PROSPERITY THAT HERE LYETH ANN DAUGHTER TO CHARLES BARRET
OF BELHOUSE IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, ESQR. WHICH ANN WAS MARIED TO SIR ROBERT
HARLEY, KNIGHT OF THE BATH THE 13th FEBRUARY 1602 AND DECEASED THE FIRST OF
DECEMBER 1603 BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE A SON NAMED THOMAS WHICH LIES HERE ALSO
BURIED IN MEMORY OF WHOM HER SORROWFUL HUSBAND HATH CAUSED THIS MONUMENT
TO BE ERECTED AS THE LAST OFFICE OF HIS LOVE

"LINQVENDA TELLVS ET DOMUS ET PLACENS VXOR"

THIS MONUMENT WAS REPAIRED AT THE CHARGE OF EDWARD, LORD HARLEY, 1723

6.  Brass Plaque, South Wall of Chancel

IN MEMORY OF
SPENCER PHILIP HARVEY M.A.
TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE
LATE CURATE OF THIS PARISH
DIED JANUARY 19th A.D. 1869
AGED 28 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

7.  Plaque, East Wall of Lady Chapel

THE ROOF OF THIS CHAPEL
WAS RESTORED IN MEMORY OF
FRED AND ANNIE HAYWOOD
BY THEIR SON, JANUARY 1971

8.  Black Marble Ledger, Lady Chapel, Latin (Thorpe)

ANNA
THE WIFE OF JOHN
THE ELDEST SON OF JOHN MARSHAM
HORSEMAN, KNIGHT AND BARONET
WHO CAME OF THE NOBLE FAMILY OF DANVERS
FOR PIETY, VIRTUE AND BEAUTY
SECOND TO NONE
PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY IN
COMPARATIVE HEALTH IN THE YEAR
1672
AGED 30

9.  Black Marble Ledger, (Thorpe)

FARDENANDO MARSHAM, ESQRE.
OF THE BODY TO KING CHARLES 1 AND 11
BROTHER OF SIR JOHN MARSHAM, BARONITT
DYED THE 7th NOVEMBER IN THE YEARE
OF OUR LORD 1681
AND OF HIS AGE 71
KNOWN, BELOVED AND LAMENTED
BY ALL GENTLEMEN

10.  Black Marble Ledger, Chancel ?Latin (Thorpe)

JOHN MARSHAM
SOLDIER AND BARONET
OF THE OLD FAMILY OF MARSHAM
BORN IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK
DIED MAY 26th A.D. 1685
AGED 83

Sir John Marsham, Bt., P.C.C. Will
   "My age exceeding four score yeares adviseth me to sett my house in order for I must dye.
   I doe therefore make this my last Will and Testament, herby revoking all former and ratifying Settlements made upon marriage. And I doe constitute and make both my Sonns, John Marsham and Sr Robert Marsham, to be joynt Executors of this Will written with my hand, signed with my seale and subscribed by me"

30th May 1685
   Ferdinando Penthurst of Bursted, Sussex, Esq., William Masemore of Middle Temple, Gent. And Richard Darbyshire of St. Andrew, Holborn, Gent. Sworn that they knew Sir John and had often seen him write and are acquainted with his handwriting. They have read the will and believe it is in the authentic hand of Sir John.
   Ferdinando Penthurst deposed that soon after Sir John died, he found the will in a pocket of Sir John's breeches, in the presence of Dame Elizabeth Marsham and several of Sir John's children.
   Signed: Ferd. Penthurst, Wm. Masemore and Richard Darbyshire
  
Proved, at London same day.

11.  Black Marble Ledger (Thorpe)

THE LADY ELIZABETH MARSHAM
WIFE OF SIR JOHN MARSHAM
KNIGHT AND BARONET
DAUGHTER OF SIR WILLIAM HAMMOND
OF ST. ALBANS IN EAST KENT
DYED THE 24th SEPTEMBER 1689
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HER AGE
"She was Pious, Charitable, Meek
and Beautiful, the Best of Wives
and the Best of Mothers
She Despised this World,
because she Knew it
and Expected a Better
Thou who Readest this, Imitate"

12.  Ledger, St. Mary's Chapel, Latin (Thorpe)

JOHN MARSHAM
(SON OF JOHN MARSHAM) BARONET
EXPERT IN ENGLISH HISTORY
DYED LAST DAY OF DECEMBER 1692
AGED 55
HE LEFT ISSUE ONE SON, JOHN

13.  Black Marble Ledger, Latin (Thorpe)

JOHN MARSHAM, BARONET
SON OF JOHN, BARONET
NEPHEW OF JOHN THE SOLDIER BARONET
DIED 13th MAY 1696
AGED 16
AND WITH HIM IS BURIED HER HIS SISTER
HESTER

14.  Black Marble Ledger, Latin (Thorpe)

ROBERT MARSHAM
SOLDIER AND BARONET
SON OF J. MARSHAM SOLDIER AND BARONET
MINOR BY BIRTH ONLY BROTHER OF
J. MARSHAM, BARONET
AND PATERNAL UNCLE AND HEIR TO HIS
NEPHEW JOHN MARSHAM
DISTINGUISHED IN LEARNING
MARRIED MARGARET BOSVILE DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS BOSVILE, GENT.
BY WHOM HE BEGOT CHILDREN
OF WHOM ARE STILL LIVING
ROBERT, ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOMAS PALMER, GENT
MARGARET AND MARY
DIED 25th JULY A.D. 1703
AGED 53

PALMER see MARSHAM

15.  Marble Plaque, West Wall of Nave/Tower

THE BELLS AND TOWER OF THIS CHURCHYARD WERE REPAIRED IN THE YEAR 1904
IN MEMORY OF
HENRY JAMES PYE
CHURCHWARDEN OF CUXTON FROM 1891 TO 1902
BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
HE ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 10th 1904
AGED 44 YEARS

16.  Ledger (Thorpe)

HERE LIETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
REGINALD RICH
OF CUXTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th JUNE 1671
AGED 75 YEARS

Reginald Rich of Cuxton, Yeoman, P.C.C. Will dated 10th June 1671
   Desires to be buried "in the body of the parish church of Cuxton"
   To the poor of Cuxton 40s on the day of his funeral. To wife, Elizabeth 40, to daughter in law,Elizabeth Barkett, wife of Phillip Barkett, 10, to her children, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Judith, Sarah, Margaret and William, 20s each.
   To daughter in law Sarah Ward, wife of Clement Ward, 10 and to her son Jonathan, 20s.
   To John Browne and Rebecca Browne children of son in law John Browne of Cliffe, 20s each.
   To John Cousens son of William Cousens late of Cobham, Yeoman, 40s, to his sisters, Anne and Elizabeth, 20s each. Wife Elizabeth to have free use of half of his household stuff and movables in his dwelling house for life.
   The rest of his personal estate, including corn and cattle, to Ann Cousens, who is his sole executor.
   His land and property, including at Stoke, in occupation of JohnWills, to wife Elizabeth for life. After her death to Ann Cousens; real estate in Cuxton and elsewhere also to Ann.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Phillip Barkett, mark of Joane Wenham of Cobham, mark of Elizabeth Amos and James Bucknall
  
Proved 5th July 1671

17.  Ledger in Chancel (Thorpe)

HERE RESTETH THE BODY OF
Mrs ELLEN WARREN
DAUGHTER TO Mr HENRY WARREN
VICAR OF UPCHURCH
AND JUDITH HER MOTHER
WHOSE BODY RESTETH HERE ALSO
WHICH ELLEN WAS MARRIED TO
JOHN ROBINSON
RECTOR OF THIS CHURCH
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 2nd 1662
SHE HAD ISSUE BY HER SAID
HUSBAND ONE SON AND ONE
DAUGHTER JUDITH

John Robinson, Rector of Cuxton, P.C.C. Will dated 25th April 1674
   Desires to be buried near to wife Ellen in chancel of Cuxton church.
   To the poor of Cuxton, 3 and 40s in bread on day of funeral. Executors to pay above money to "well beloved friends" Phillip Berkett, Richard Coosens and Thomas Godrey, all of Cuxton.
   To brother, Thomas Robinson,of Pockling, Yorkshire, 20; to nephew, Oswald, son of Thomas, 20; to niece, Frances daughter of Thomas, 20. To god son, Edward Barling of Cliffe, 5.Releases Thomas Lewes of Cuxton of debt of 6. To "loving friend", Mr Richard Perrit of Stepney, and his wife 20s each to buy them a ring, to be paid at his funeral. Mr Lucas, Minister of Milton, Gravesend, shall preach his funeral sermon; he is bequeathed the Works of St. Bernard, and 8s for a ring. Desires that these ministers, Mr Dixon of St. Nicholas, Rochester, Mr Barling of St. Mary's, Mr Rabbitt of Birling, Mr Pearson of Higham, Mr Dixon of Stockbury and Mr Gosling of Wouldham , "should hold up the pall at my funeral" They to have 8s each to buy a ring as a memorial of him, to be paid at funeral.
   Residue, including land and property to daughter Judith forever. Judith is sole Executor. Appoints "worthy friends", John Marsham of Cuxton, Esq. James Cripps of Northfleet, Esq. and Peter Robinson of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Esq. To be Overseers of will, to assist Judith. To each of them 6.
   Witnesses: Mark of Mary, wife of Thomas Lewes and James Bucknall
  
Proved 2nd December 1674

18.  Marble Tablet, North Wall of Chancel, (See Churchyard)

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD. ROBERT JOHN SHAW
ELDEST SON OF
THE REVD. ROBERT WILLIAM SHAW
LATE RECTOR OF CUXTON
HE WAS CONSECUTIVELY VICAR OF
DANEHILL, SUSSEX, OF MADEHURST, SUSSEX
AND OF WIGGENHALL, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, NORFOLK
AND DIED AT WENDING, NORFOLK
ON 30th OCTOBER 1903
IN THE 73rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
HUGH CORNWALL SHAW
HIS BROTHER
WHO DIED AT MARKET OVERTON, RUTLAND
ON 14th AUGUST 1881 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR MOTHER
SOPHIA SHAW
WHO DIED AT WIMBLEDON, SURREY
ON 14th MARCH 1875
IN THE 74th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALL LIE BURIED IN THE VAULT NORTHWARD
OF THIS TABLET

19.  Brass Plaque, Below Above

IN MEMORY OF
THE REVEREND ROBERT WILLIAM SHAW M.A. FOR 42
YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED DECEMBER 28th
1873 AGED 69 YEARS HE WAS FIRST HONOURARY
CANON OF ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL AND FOR SOME
YEARS RURAL DEAN OF THE DEANARY OF ROCHESTER
BEING THE FIRST WHO HELD THAT OFFICE

20.  Marble Tablet, South Side of East Window, Lady Chapel,(Latin)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS
SON OF TOBIAS SWINDEN M.A.
AND RECTOR OF THIS CHURCH
A CHILD OF BEAUTIFUL FORM,
NATURE AND CHARACTER
DIED AUGUST 30th A.D.1700
AGED 7 YEARS
AND IS HERE BURIED WITH HIS
LITTLE BROTHERS
CLEMENT AND JOHN
WHO FROM HIS BIRTH SHED FORTH
SO MANY RAYS OF LIGHT OF A
NATURE SO BEAUTIFUL THAT
AT LENGTH HE WAS PROMOTED
TO THE HIGHEST LIGHT
HASTENING DEATH SNATCHED HIM
IN HIS YOUTHFUL DAYS AND
COVETING HIS VIRTUES BELIEVED
HIM TO BE A MAN

Tobias Swinden, Rector of Cuxton and Vicar of Shorne. P.C.C. Will dated 17th April 1719, Codicil 28th November 1719.
   "labouring under great pain and infirmity of body". His coffin to "be plain and not set under a velvet paul (sic) but only a decent black cloth". I f he dies in Rochester or near, "my body be conveyed in a plain unadorned hearse attended with no more than two coaches to the parish church of Cuxton, where in the church near my sons' Monument which shall also serve for mine".
   To his "ever faithful and beloved wife, Mrs Susanna Swinden", an annuity of 45 for life, which he has purchased of the Mercers Company. Also to her rents and profits of his estate at Ashwell, Hertfordshire, for life, for maintenance of their children.
   After his wife dies, all the estate at Ashwell to eldest son Tobias, for ever, on condition and upon trust that he pays 150 for what ever purpose his mother directs in her will.
   His wife's estate in Sundridge and Chevening, Kent, is now on sale to Mr William Newman of Wansworth, (sic) Surrey, who is paying 1,130. When sale goes through, mortgage on property to be discharged and other debts paid. Remainder, about 750, to be invested in Public Funds. Interest to his wife for life; after her death, with the 150 (above) to the benefit of their children, except Tobias.
   Wife can dispose of Reversion and Inheritance of his now dwelling house and two other on Boley Hill in Rochester, which he purchased from Sir Francis Head, plus all his goods, chattles and personal estate, also for the benefit of their children.
   To his sister Mrs Catherine Swinden, "a broad piece for a ring whereby to remember me"
   To poor of Shorne, 40s and to poor of Cuxton 20s
   Wife Executor.
   Witnesses: Francis Barrell, Margaret Coton and Henry Barrell

Codicil
Had charged estate at Ashwell with payment of 150 to be paid by son Tobias, he now directs that 50 of the 150 to be paid by son Tobias, after mother's death, to his sister Elizabeth Trevor (if she is still living). Her husband Arthur Trevor, "may no waye intermeddle therewith"
   Witnesses: Margaret Cotton, the mark of Mary Harrison and Henry Barrell
  
Proved 26th February 1720

21.  Metal Plaque, East Wall, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF 33
YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE IN THIS
PARISH BY JOHN TOONE M.A.
HON. CANON OF ROCHESTER
RECTOR OF CUXTON 1901 1934
THIS VESTRY WAS GIVEN BY
HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

22.  Loose Brass, (Thorpe)

PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF JOHN [TURNER] WOLPACKER OF LONDON
SOME[TIME OF ?] [ST.] KATHERINE CHRISTCHURCH WHO DIED [    ]
AUGUST ANNO DOMINI MDXLV ON WHOSE SOULE JESU HAVE MERCY

John Turner , Woolman of St. Katherine, Christchurch, (Cree Church) London. P.C.C. Will dated 12th August 1545
   If he dies at Halling he wants to be buried the Lady Chapel at Cuxton. If he does not die at Halling, then at St. Katherine, London. To the latter for tithes and obligations negligently forgotten, 4d.
   If he dies in Kent, to the poor of Halling and Cuxton, an amount of money, as his executors think fit. To Robert Bailly and ........?, his brother, 20s each at 21 years of age. If they both died before 21, then money goes to John Smyth, Lawrence Smyth and Lettice, their sister; to them, children of his sister Mary, wife of Christopher Smyth, 20s each at 21.
   Christopher and Mary Smyth "did seal to him" a bond on the day of their marriage, called "Orphans Goods", according to the customs of London. He gives his part to daughter Mary, 20; the bond still stands.
   To Mistress Deonise Levesby, in consideration of the debt she owes him for purifying her wool, he forgives her this debt.
   To his servant, Richard Raysale?, one year of his apprenticeship he has yet to serve, he also to have "my mare horse with saddle and bridle, for his true and faithful service".
   To John Harrys, his apprentice, one year of his apprenticeship , ......... ? and a horse.
   To the Company of Woolmen in London, 40s. The Master and Wardens to bestow the money on Election Day, among the Company, yearly for 6 years, at the end of 6 years, the Master and Wardens are to cause to be said the Psalm, "De Profundis" ............. ? for his soul and all Christian folk.
   Household stuff to daughter Mary and her children to value of 4, ............................................ ?
   One third part of his estate to daughter Mary and three children. To Alice Bailly and her children, 10, taken from the 20 held by Richard Coward of Hempstead in Buckinghamshire. To Richard Coward and his children the other 10. Desires him to be good to his mother, John Turner's wife, and his sisters; desires Coward to pray for his soul.
   All debts owing to him by any man or woman ......... ? , his wife and Mistress Leveson, to recoup them, and distribute them as alms and charity, as they think fit.
To Elizabeth Turbot, his kinswoman, 40s on day of her marriage. To wife, Agnes, 60 and two thirds of his estate. Residue distributed for his soul and all Christian souls, in "works of pity and charity", as his wife and Mistress Leveson think best "to please God and most profit my soul".
   Wife and Mistress Leveson his executors. Overseer of will, "his well beloved friend", William Ingram, of the City of London, Baker.
   Witnesses: John Butill, Parson of Cokestone, Thomas Leveson, Gentleman, William Baynard and William Gylman, Yeomen.
   Proved 22nd August 1545

23.  Brass Plaque, North Wall of Nave, West of Door

IN MEMORY OF
REGINALD GODFREY WINGFIELD
DIED 25th AUG. A.D. 1864 AGED 8 WEEKS

WARREN see ROBINSON

24.   WAR MEMORIALS

Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1919

1915    OSCAR G. PYE
1915    WILLIAM G. SIMMONS 
1915    ROBERT WOOLLEY 
1915    WILLIAM ROWE 
1915    EDWIN G. BROWNE
1916    VICTOR SLINGSBY
1917    PERCY BONNEYWELL
1917    EDWARD EARL 
1918    FREDERICK POOLEY 
1918    FREDERICK SUDDS 
1918    GEORGE COGGER
1918    PERCY W. CHALKLEN
1918    FRANK M. BURCHFIELD
1918    STANLEY RANDALL
1st LIFE GUARDS
R.W.KENT R.
R. WAR. R.
R.W. KENT R.
E. KENT R.
R.W. SURREY R.
R.N.
R.G.A.
R.N.
1st CAN. DIV.
R.N.
R.F.A.
R.F.A.
E. KENT R.
 "Their Name Liveth For Evermore"

Marble Tablet, Below Above

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
1940    JAMES L. ALDERSON
1942    FRANCIS B. BETHEL
1944    PERCY G. SQUIRES 
1944    STANLEY AUSTIN 
1945    BRIAN WILDE 
R.M.
R.N.
Q.R.R.
K.R.R.
1st PUNJAB
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE WORLD WAR 1939 1945
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This"

 

CHURCHYARD (PRE - 1930)

25.  Granite Block, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES ABLETT
WHO DIED NOV. 21st 1916
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
EMMA ABLETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB. 7th 1932
AGED 70 YEARS
"At Rest"

Charles Ablett, d. 1916.(Section D) Foreman Bricklayer at the Trenchman Weekes Cement Works at Halling, constructed kilns and two largest chimneys there. (Cen.1901)

26.  Three Very Small Headstones, Section D

GEORGE ASHENDEN
DIED [    ] APRIL 1878
AGED 23 YEARS
------------

ELIZA
ASHENDEN
DIED [AUGUST] 1890
AGED 49
-------------

ADA
ASHENDEN
DIED JUNE 27th 1893
AGED 14 YEARS

27.  Headstone, Section D

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
STEPHEN BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 188[0]
AGED 48 YEARS
"He has Gone and the Grave has received Him,
It was Jesus that Called him Away,
He has Gone to the Lord that Redeemed Him,
From Night to the Splendour of Day"
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd OF NOVEMBER 1895
AGED 60 YEARS
"We Loved them and no Tongue can Tell,
How Much we Loved them and how Well,
God Loved them too and thought it Best,
To take our Dear Ones Home to Rest"

Stephen Baker, d. 1880. (Section D) A Baker. (1871 Census). Moved to Upper Bush c.1874 (Church)
Mary Baker, d. 1895, wife of above, took over Bakery Business after husband's death.(Church)

28.  Headstone, Section A

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 1886
IN HER 35th YEAR
"I am the Good Shepherd and Know
My Sheep and I am Known of Mine"

29.  Eroded Headstone, Section A

[IN LOVING MEMORY OF ?]
ELIZABETH BAKER
[DIED MARCH] 189[2]
[AGED 85 YEARS]
[ALSO]
[GE]O[RGE] [BAKER]
[DIED JUNE 1892]
[AGED 90 YEARS]
[ALSO]
THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 183[9]
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [  ]2 JULY 1862
AGED[2]4 YEARS
AND OF THIS PARISH

George Baker, d. 1892. (Section A) Agricultural Labourer. (Cen. 1841 & 1851))

30.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

TO
THE DEAR MEMORY
OF
ALFRED ROY
THE BELOVED SON OF
ALFRED & EMILE
BAKER
BORN NOV. 8th 1896
DIED OCT. 15th 1899
"The Lord hath need of Him"

(Parents in Adjoining Grave, died 1950 & 1960)

Alfred Baker, son d. 1892. (Section D) Farmer at Whorne's Place?

31.  Granite Pedestals and Curbs, Section D

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RHODA ELIZABETH
BAKER
WHO FELL ASLEEP
INSTANTANEOUSLY
JANUARY 8th 1924
AGED 20 YEARS
"Watch and Pray"

South Side
ALSO SARAH ANN
(LIZZIE)
BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY BAKER
WHO FELL ASLEEP
SEPT. 3rd 1935
AGED 66 YEARS
"Good Lord Deliver Us"

North Side
ALSO
HENRY BAKER
WHO FELL ASLEEP
JUNE 24th 1943
AGED 78 YEARS
"Reunited"
"Thy Will be Done"

Henry Baker, d. 1943,son of above, (Section D) Carried on Bakery Business and Off License at Upper Bush until 1916 (Church)

32.  Very Small Headstone, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
G.H.B. BALDOCK
DIED AUGUST 11th 1890
AGED 30 YEARS
"My Hope is in Thee"
Psalm xxxix

33.  Headstone, Section C

[IN MEMORY OF ?]
ADA MARY BARNES
DIED JULY 12th 1874
AGED 7 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"Christ said "Suffer Little
Children and Forbid them Not
To Come unto Me""

34.  Headstone, Curbs and Iron Railings, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES BARTON
DIED APRIL 2nd 1905 AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
AND
MARY ANN BARNES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUG. 31st 1933 AGED 88 YEARS
"At Rest"

Charles Barton, d. 1905. (Section D) Labourer (Cen. 1901)

35.  Chest Tomb, Formerly Opposite Porch, (Thorpe) Section B

JOHANNES BENNETT, GEN.
HIC JACET SEPULTUS
OBIIT 25th MARCH 1662
AETATIS SUAE 73

36.  Headstone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES BINGHAM
DIED JANY. 5Th 1924
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 27th 1883
AGED 36 YEARS
INTERRED IN SHADOXHURST CHURCHYARD
"Rest in Peace"

James Bingham, d. 1924.(Section D) Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1901)

BLISS see WHEELER

37.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES BOLTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th MARCH 1923
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BOLTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP DEC. 20th 1925
AGED 77 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"

James Bolton, d. 1923. (Section D) Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1901)

38.  Headstone, Section D

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
EMILY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY BOND
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1891
AGED 54 YEARS
"Though Lost to Sight,
To Memory Ever Dear"
ALSO CLARA
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1900
AGED 49 YEARS
INTERRED IN LOOSE CEMETERY
ALSO H.C. BOND
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1902
AGED 67 YEARS

39.  Headstone, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN BONNEYWELL
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1904
AGED 53 YEARS
AND OF
ESTHER BONNEYWELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1928
AGED 77 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO OF
PERCY BONNEYWELL
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON H.M.S. P.26
APRIL 10th 1917
AGED 30 YEARS

John Bonneywell, d. 1904. (Section D) Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1901)
Percy Bonneywell, d. 1917. H.M.S. P26 was a Patrol Boat, with an hardened bow, designed for hunting U Boats. It was sunk by a mine off Le Harve.

40.  Small Tablet, Section D

IN LOVING
MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM BONNEYWELL
WHO DIED
12th NOVEMBER 1921
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO LAURA KATE
WIFE OF ABOVE
WHO DIED
28th APRIL 1953
AGED 78 YEARS
"Reunited"

41.  Headstone, Section D

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS BROOKS BONNIWELL
WHO DIED MAY 1st 1876
AGED 12 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
"The Lord Gave and the Lord
Hath Taken Away"

42.  Headstone, Section D

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
ANN BROOKS BONNIWELL
WHO DIED JANUARY [    ] [1880]
AGED 43 YEARS
"God is Love and he that D[wells]
In Love Dwelleth in God"
ALSO
JAMES BROOKS BONNIWELL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1895
AGED 64 YEARS
"In Death they are United"

43.  Headstone and Foot Stone, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE BROOKS BONNIWELL
DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1907
AGED 49 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM HENRY BROOKS BONNIWELL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 21st JUNE 1916
AGED 57 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO OF
CAROLINE ANN DURLING
DAUGHTER OF ABOVE
DIED 29th DEC. 1952
AGED 71 YEARS
CREMATED AT CHARING

William Henry Brooks Bonniwell, d. 1916. (Section D) Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1901)

44.  Headstone, Plain Ledger, Foot Stone, Section B

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BRIDGES
WHO DIED MAY 28th 1864
AGED 66 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE
ALSO OF
SOPHIA BRIDGES
WIFE IF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 29th 1870
AGED 72 YEARS

BRYANS see TOONE

45.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS BUDDEN
DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1895
AGED 43 YEARS
FOR 3 YEARS STATION MASTER AT CUXTON
"Thy Will be Done"

Thomas Budden, the Station Master, d. 1895. (Section D), a Rail Clerk in Maidstone in 1881 (Cen.)

46.  Granite Pedestals, Cross and Heart Shaped Tablet, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK MONTAGUE BURCHFIELD
LATE GNR. R.F.A.
WHO DIED NOV. 3rd 1918
AFTER 4 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE
AGED 25 YEARS
"Ever in our Thoughts"

Tablet
ALSO
HIS BROTHER
WALTER JOHN
BURCHFIELD
DIED
NOV. 5th 1949
AGED
48 YEARS

47.  Pedestals, Cross and Curbs, Section D

East Side
THOMAS CASTLE
BORN 18th DECEMBER 1833
DIED 28th JANUARY 1895
"My Trust is in the Tender Mercy of
God For Ever and Ever"

South Side
FRANCES ELLEN CASTLE
DIED 25th JULY 1921
AGED 95 YEARS
"Asleep in Jesus"

Thomas Castle, d. 1895. (Section D) a Consulting Engineer, of the Esplanade, Strood (Cen. 1891)

48.  Headstone, Section A


This well preserved headstone is difficult to photograph, seemingly always shaded. 
It was  obviously erected after the death of Henry's wife, Mary, in 1738, because the 
exact year of Henry's death, 1724, and that of his daughter, Mary , 1734, were not 
accurately remembered by the family, and
recorded as 1725 and 1733, respectively.

HERE LIETH 
THE BODY OF
HEN. CLEMONTS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN
DECEMBER 1725
AGED 52 YEARS
[AL]SO YE BO[DY OF]
 [MAR]Y HIS WIFE
  SHE DIED THE
  6th OF MARCH
  1738
AGED 62 YEARS
AND LIKEWISE MARY CLEMONTS
THEIR DAUGHTER DIED MAY YE 4th
1733 AGED 2[  ] YEARS

(N.B. Henry Clemonts died in 1724 and Mary, his daughter in 1734)

Henry Clemonts, d. 1724. (Section A) was a Yeoman Farmer. His son Robert lies buried under a headstone at Halling. The present name of Clements Farm at Upper Halling, probably originated with this family.
Henry's R. Will is dated 10th December 1724. There is also an Inventory
   To his wife Mary "all that I have in this world", for her lifetime, as long as she remains his widow. After her death to son Robert and daughter Mary. If his widow remarries, she is not to keep estate, but all goes to son and daughter.
   Wife Mary is Executor. Brother in law, Richard Hatch, (also has a headstone at Halling), is appointed Trustee for children.
   Henry signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Thomas Edmeads and, mark of, Elizabeth Michell

The Inventory was drawn up on the 24th of January 1725, by Robert Wood and Richard Hatch, (both Yeomen of Halling).

    s  d
Wearing Apparel and Ready Money
Things in Kitchen
Things in Wash house
Things in Parlour
Things in Cellar 
Things in the Chamber over the Parlour 
Ten Pair of Sheets and Other Linen 
Things in the Kitchen Chamber
Apples
Plough and Tackling and Two Harrows
Four Horses and Three Cows 
Stock of Hop Poles
Wagon and Cart
Corn in the Barn
Cinquefoil 
Two Pigs
Two Sheep
 5   0  0
 2 10  0
 1   0  0
 3   0  0
 5   0  0
 4   2  6
 5?  0  0
 4  10  0
 5    0  0
 2  10  0
21  0  0
 3   0  0
 4   0  0
20 12 6
 3   0  0
 1 10  0
12  0  0
Endorsed by the mark of Mary Clements   Total 78 7s 0p

  49.  Very Small Headstone, Section D

SUSANNAH
MARY CLIFTON
DIED JANUARY 24th 1875
AGED 7 YEARS
"Suffer Little Children
To Come unto Me"

50.  Very Small Headstone, Section D

GEORGE
ERNEST CLIFTON
DIED 17th NOV. 1875
AGED 2 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

51.  Headstone, Section D

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ROBERT YOUNG CLIFTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 8th 1877
AGED 74 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1878 IN HER 71st YEAR
ALSO JAMES EDWIN CLIFTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 9th 1904
AGED 70 YEARS

Robert Young Clifton, d. 1877. (Section D)was a Blacksmith at Lower Bush, from the 1830's (Church and Cen. 1871)

52.  Granite Block, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
WILLIAM J. CLIFTON
DIED MAR. 25th 1932
AGED 68
AND HIS WIFE JANE
DIED JULY 3rd 1904
AGED 44
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Clifton, d. 1932. (Section D) was a Journeyman Blacksmith based at Lower Bush Forge
(Cen. 1901)

53.  Headstone, Section B

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM COGGER
FOR 39 YEARS PARISH CLERK
OF CUXTON
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1899
AGED 82 YEARS
"Trusting in the Lord"

William Cogger, d. 1899, the Parish Clerk, (Section B) was a Labourer (Cen. 1881)

54.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH COGGER
WHO DIED
JANUARY 18th 1921
AGED 70 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
ALSO FANNY COGGER
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
OCT. 9th 1930
AGED 79 YEARS

Joseph Cogger, d. 1921. (Section D) was a Game Keeper in Cobham Park (Cen. 1901)

55.  Very Eroded Headstone and Foot Stone, Section B

[WILLIAM COLLINS]
[DIED JUNE 1859]
[AGED 44 YEARS]
ROBERT COLLINS
[DIED DECEMBER 1863]
[AGED 76 YEARS]

William Collins, d. 1859. (Section B) a Cab Proprietor in Bloomsbury (Cen. 1851)
Robert Collins,d. 1863. Same grave as above. An Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1841 & 1851) Died at Cobham.

56.  Pedestals and Tall Cross, Section D

East Side
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
CHARLES COLSON
27 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
DIED APRIL 25th 1901 AGED 83 YEARS
BURIED AT GREAT HORMEAD

West Side
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS

57.  Very Eroded Headstone, Section B

[ERECTED BY ?]
Mr HENRY [    ]
SON IN LAW OF
Mr PHILIP C[OTTON]
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
FEBRUARY 22nd [1859]
[IN] THE 74th YEAR [OF HIS AGE]

58.  Small Headstone, Section D

TO
[THE] MEMORY OF
[RACH]EL CROWHURST
DIED 21st MAY 1879
AGED 64 YEARS
"Prepare to meet thy God"

Rachel Crowhurst, d. 1879. (Section D) Wife of Henry, an Agricultural Labourer.(Cen. 1871)

59.  Small Square "Flower Pot" Holder, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM DARTNALL
DIED AUGUST 5th 1913
AGED 36
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
CAROLINE
DIED MARCH 1st 1946

William Dartnall, d. 1913. (Section D) a Cement Labourer. (Cen. 1901)

60.  Pedestals, Cross Gone, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH ALICE DIPROSE
DIED 11th AUGUST 1897
AGED 4 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

61.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES DOWN
18 YEARS STATION MASTER AT CUXTON
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1889
AGED 69 YEARS
"Lord though thou rend my Spirit Low,
Love only will I See,
The very Hand that strikes the Blow,
Was Wounded once for Me"
"Weep not for those who have departed
To be with Christ"
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 9th 1821
DIED MAY 17th 1897
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Charles Down, d. 1889. (Section D) was also Secretary of Cuxton Gardeners Society (Church)

62.  Headstone, Section D

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE DURLING
THE LOVING HUSBAND OF
ALICE DURLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AFTER
GREAT SUFFERING SEPTEMBER 17th 1895
AGED 43 YEARS
"It is Good for me that I have
been Afflicted" PS. CXIX 71 V
ALSO ALICE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCTOBER 1st 1944
AGED 92 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO GEORGE W. DURLING
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 29th 1907
AGED 34 YEARS
BURIED IN THE RED SEA

George Durling, d. 1895. (Section D) was a Gamekeeper. (Cen. 1881)

DURING see BONNIWELL

63.  Very Eroded Headstone, Section D

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY [E]ARL
[DIED FEBRUARY 1887]
[AGED 62 YEARS]

Henry Earl, d. 1887. (Section D) was a Farm Bailiff (Cen. 1881)

64.  Pedestals, Cross Gone, Curbs, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD EARL
GUNNER R.G.A.
WHO JOINED KITCHENER'S ARMY
OCT. 25th 1915
AND DIED AT DOVER MAY 23rd 1917
AGED 21 YEARS
[Verses Eroded]

65.  "Book Type" and Curbs, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES EARL
DIED
10th DEC 1919
AGED 53 YEARS
 ALSO
  LIZZIE HIS WIFE
  REUNITED
  26th JULY 1960
  AGED 83 YEARS

James Earl, d. 1919. (Section D) was a Cement Labourer (Cen. 1901)

66.  Small Eroded Headstone and Foot Stone, Section A

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JAMES [EL]LIS
[DIED DECEMBER 1824]
[AGED 31 YEARS]
[ALSO] JOHN[   ]ORV[    ] [ELLIS]
[    ]
[DIED DECEMBER 1821]
[AGED 9 YEARS]

Elizabeth Ellis,d. 1824 and James, d. 1821. (Section A) both from Whorne's Place (Burial Register)

67.  Granite Pedestals, Cross and Slab, and Tablet, Section D

TO THE
DEAR MEMORY OF
STEPHEN PYE ENGLISH
(TIMMIE)
YOUNGER SON OF W.D. AND E.C. ENGLISH
MAY 19th 1918-AUGUST 25th 1925
"A Little Child shall Lead Them"

Tablet
ALSO OF HIS FATHER
WILLIAM DELANO ENGLISH
1884 1959

FOWKE see ROBERTS

68.  Headstone, Curbs and Railings, Section D

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH GAMMON
LATE OF NOAH'S ARK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 19th MAY 1877
AGED 71 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO WILLIAM JUPP GAMMON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th DECEMBER 1886
AGED 74 YEARS

William Gammon, d. 1886 (Section D) was a Baker, retired by 1871. (Cen. 1871) Noah's Ark was a house close to the river at the Brick Fields, or was it a house boat ?

69.  Curbs, Section D

East Side
IN MEMORY OF

South Side
ALSO ELIZABETH GARDNER DIED 25th JAN. 1889 AGED 21
AND FLORENCE SPEARS DIED 27th JULY 1942 AGED 67

North Side
JOHN SPEARS DIED 19th JUNE 1914 AGED 77
AND SARAH SPEARS DIED 2nd MARCH 1929 AGED 87

70.  Headstone, Section C

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM GOFF
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1868 AGED [59] YEARS
ALSO [FOUR] CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
MARGARET DIED FEBRUARY [    ] [1857 AGED 21 YEARS]
FRANCES DIED OCTOBER [    ] [1857 AGED 18 YEARS]
GEORGE DIED MAY [    ] [1864 AGED 15 YEARS]
DANIEL DIED JUNE [    ] [1860 AGED 22 YEARS]

William Goff , (Wife and children in Section D) was a Lime Burner at Upper Halling (Cen. 1861)

71.  Headstone, Brick "Body Stone" and Foot Stone, Section B

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM GOWER
WHO DIED 26th NOVR. 1812
AGED 49 YEARS
"With Feeling Heart he Mourns her End,
His Greatest Comfort, Wife and Friend"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM GOWER
WHO DIED THE 23rd FEBRUARY 1819
AGED 60 YEARS

William Gower, d. 1819 (Section B) died at Sheerness
Marther (sic) Gower, d. 1822 (next to above) died at Whorne's Place (Both Burial Register)

72.  Headstone, Next to Latter

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS GOWER
WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1820
AGED 2 YEARS
MARTHER GOWER
DIED 19th MARCH 1822
AGED 2 YEARS

Marther (sic) Gower, d. 1822 (next to above) died at Whorne's Place (Both Burial Register)

73.  Large Ledger on Brick Base, Section C

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs ANN GROOME
WIFE OF Mr GEORGE GROOME
MANY YEARS AN INHABITANT
OF THIS PARISH
LATE OF ST. MARY, ISLINGTON
IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF MARCH 1847
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ARABELLA GROOME
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th JULY 1871 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
Mr GEORGE GROOME
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th SEPT. 1874 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SPIKINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th MARCH 1893 AGED 69 YEARS

George Groome, d. 1874 (Section C) was a Proprietor of Houses, in Islington, born in Norfolk. (Cen. 1861)
   His daughter, Elizabeth Spikins, d. 1893, married Joseph Spikins at Islington in 1875. Joseph was a Wood Turner, presumably a prosperous business, enabling them to live in a comfortable villa, in North London, at the 1881 census. In the 1891 census she was a widow, living on her own means in Frinsbury Park Road; stepson? Frederick was a Fret Wood Cutter.

74.  Headstone, Section B

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOLLINGDALE
31 YEARS PARISH CLERK
OF CUXTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 11th 1854
AGED 62 [YEARS]
"Rejoicing in Hope"

William Hollingdale, d. 1854. (Section B) was also Schoolmaster at Halling teaching 80 children. (D 1847)

75.  Small Coped Stone, Floriate Cross, Section D


The concrete path was cut rather close to Myrrha Hope's grave, which, on the south side
 is covered by six inches of soil and turf, perhaps this was soil displaced by cutting the path.
Sir William St. John Hope is said to have noticed Roman foundations in his wife's grave at 
the funeral.  A more fanciful story has him halting the ceremony, and jumping into the grave
 to examine the archaeological remains!

GEOFFERY ST. JOHN
HOPE BORN 9th NOV-
EMBER 1886 DIED
EASTER EVE 1887

Sir William St. John Hope, whose wife and son are buried in Section D, was a distinguished Antiquarian and Architectural Historian. He was Assistant Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London, at Burlington House, where his son died. He was an opponent of the over restoration of ancient buildings so enthusiastically pursued by mainstream Victorian architects

76.  Larger Version of, and Next to Latter

MYRRHA PULLERTON
HOPE BORN 24th MARCH
1858 DIED 1st MAY 1903

77.  Headstone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ROBERT HOPKINS
DIED 16th APRIL 1890
AGED 71 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just
Is Blessed"

78.  Eroded Headstone,1st from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C


GEORGE
& ELIZABETH HOW, DIED 1791 & 1795

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs ELIZABETH HOW
WIFE OF Mr GEORGE HOW
OF THIS PARISH
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[MARCH 1791]
[ALSO]
[Mr GEORGE HOW]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[JULY 1795]

George How, d. 1795. (Section C) was a Yeoman Farmer, latterly of St. Margaret's, Rochester. Unfortunately there is no will, only an Admin. His brother Francis farmed at Wouldham, which is where Elizabeth died in 1791.(See Will of John Lane)

79.  Fallen Broken Headstone, Section B

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES HYDE
LATE STATION MASTER OF CUXTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1870
AGED 49 YEARS
"In the Hour of Death and in the Day of Judgement,
Good Lord Deliver Us"

80.  Headstone, Curbs and Foot Stone, Section D

IN MEMORY OF
JANE JESSUP
WHO DIED DEC. 7th 1887
AGED 77 YEARS
SAMUEL JESSUP
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE [    ] 1892
AGED [85] [YE]AR[S]
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord,From
henceforth:Yea saith the Spirit that they may Rest
from their Labours and their Works do Follow Them"

81.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH HANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE JESSUP
WHO DIED NOV. 28th 1902
AGED 56 YEARS
"All Tears are Vain, we cannot now Recall Thee,
Gone is thy Loving Voice, thy Kindly Face,
Gone from the Home where we so dearly
Loved Thee,
Where None again can ever Fill thy Place"

George Jessup, d. 1919. (Section D) Farmer and Licensed Victualler, "Black Boy" at Upper Halling (Cen. 1901)

82a.  Fallen Broken Headstone, Section B

ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD [JUPP]
WHO DIED ON THE 8th OF [    ] [1903 ?]
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZA JANE
THE SECOND WIFE OF
EDWARD JUPP
DIED [    ] [S]EPTEMBER 1917
AGED 84 ? YEARS
"[    ] Rest in Peace"

Edward Jupp, d. 1903 (Section B) Licensed Victualler at the "White Hart" (Cen 1871 & D 1858)
I find myself a little confused with the Jupps, one of the witnesses of John Pye's will, 1856, (buried Halling), was Edward Jupp of Cuxton, Yeoman. We also have Edward Jupp, a Wheelwright in Cuxton. (Cen.)?

82b.  Headstone and Curbs Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE ANN KEMSLEY
 WHO DIED 19th JULY 1919
          AGED 57 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

Wife of Sidney Kemsley, Shopkeeper of Halling (1901 Census)

83.  Eroded Headstone, 4th from East, Lying on Bank South of South Aisle, Section C


PRUDENCE LAMBRECHT, DIED 1807

[IN MEMORY OF]
Mrs PRUDENCE LAMBRECHT
DIED THE [    ] OCT. 1807
AGED [86] YEARS

Prudence Lambrecht, d. 1807 (Section C) was the mother in law of the Rev. Charles Moore, Rector of Cuxton, 1770 1811. Her daughter, Letitia married Rev. Moore at North Cray in 1772.
   Mrs Lambrecht's husband, John, Gentleman of Kensington, died in 1774. He left a P.C.C. Will dated 18th May 1773.
   His estate was to be sold , from proceeds, 800 to be invested in Public Funds. His daughter, Letitia, wife of Charles Moore, to receive interest. If she dies in lifetime of her husband, leaving children, then Charles Moore to receive the interest, for the support and education of the children, until they are 21.The 800 to be transferred to the children when they are all 21, equally divided. If Letitia Moore dies without children, or they died before 21, the 800 goes to son, Joseph Lambrecht at 21 years.
   In meantime the interest for his maintenance and education; he also gets rest of value of estate. If he dies before 21, then all estate to daughter Letitia.
   By a Declaration of Trust, dated 16th May 1751, the personal estate of his wife, Prudence, amounting to 1,340of which the 40 is the value of goods allotted to him on the death of mother in law, this sum to his son and daughter equally divided.

84.  Eroded Headstone, 6th from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C


WILLIAM & ANN LANE, DIED 1758 & 1759

IN MEMORY OF 
ANN LANE
WIFE OF
WILL. LANE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AGED
AUGUST [1758]?
AGED 62 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
  WILL. LANE
  OF THIS PARISH
  WHO DIED
  [APRIL] 1759
  66? YEARS

William Lane, d. 1759 (Section C), Farmer. R. Will Dated 23rd March 1759
   To nephew John Lane, son of John Lane of Maidstone, Carpenter, his three properties and land in Cuxton. Also to John, ready money, debts, household goods, horses, cattle, sheep, husbandry tackle, hops and hop poles, corn, grass and hay as standing on the farms (on lease from Lord Romney) in Cuxton. And all other live and dead stock and personal estate. To nephew Joshua Lane, son of brother John Lane, two houses in Lenham, one of them called Governor's House and lands belonging to them.
   To Susannah and Anne Tomlyn, daughters of his late wife Anne by her former husband, James Tomlyn, 10 each.
   To William Buck and Ann Buck, son and daughter of Edward Buck of Strood, Yeoman, 5 each.
   To James Tomlyn and John Tomlyn, Jun. Sons of John Tomlyn of Cuxton, Yeoman, 5 each.
   To sister Elenora Simmes 5. To nephew Joshua Lane son of brother Joshua Lane, 10 and also "maintaining and finding" Jane Tomlyn, another daughter of his late wife by James Tomlyn, in "board and washing and lodging, so long as she lives, in case she chooses to live with him" If she does not want to live with him, then 10 to her.
   Brother John Lane and nephew John Lane, joint Executors
   Witnesses: Will. Clampard, Richard Colls and John Kirby

William Lane of Maidstone married Ann Tomlin, widow on May 27th 1739

85.  Eroded Headstone, 7th from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C


JOHN & MARY LANE, DIED 1793 & 1784

IN MEMORY OF
Mrs MARY LANE WIFE OF
Mr JOHN LANE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [    ] OF JANUARY
1784 AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF THE ABOVE JOHN LANE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[JULY] 27th ? 1793 IN THE [    ] YEAR OF HIS AGE

John Lane, d. 1793 (Section C), Farmer. R. Will dated 13th July 1793 and Codicil dated 22nd July 1793
   Thomas Crisp of Snodland, Miller, Bryant Dartnall of Birling, Yeoman and George How of St. Margaret, Rochester, Rochester are his Executors. They are to arrange an inventory of all his corn, grain, seeds and grass, and things growing, stacked or inbarned; horses, wagons, carts, carriages, all live and dead stock, husbandry utensils and effects on farm in Cuxton where he lives, within a fortnight after his death.
   His wife Ann to pay within three months, the value of this inventory to his executors, expenses of funeral and debts first deducted. Half of the surplus to his wife, the other half to brother Joshua Lane of Maidstone, Millwright. If his wife can not raise money, then executors to sell the property on the inventory and expenses, above, deducted, then surplus and all personal estate to his wife and brother Joshua, equally. Until sale is achieved, executors to carry on business of farm, and profits to be part of residual estate.
   Witnesses: Edmund Baker and Thomas Church

Codicil
   Conforms will and appoints additional executor, brother Joshua Lane of Maidstone, Millwright.
   Witnesses: As Above
   Proved 14th October 1793, power reserved to Bryant Dartnall and Joshua Lane.
   Value not more than 2,000

John Lane farmed Court Lodge. He married Mary Lenis, (should this be Lewis ?) on 25th November 1761. He remarried to Ann Lewis, widow, 17th December 1789

86.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
SARAH ANN FREMLIN
BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE LARGE
BORN DEC. 21st 1826
DIED JAN. 28th 1886
AGED 60
"The Lord is Gracious and Full of
Compassion, Slow to Anger and of
Great Mercy"
Psalm CXLV 8

George Large, wife d. 1886. (Section D) Blacksmith at Halling (Cen. 1881)

87.  Headstone, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN LARKIN
DIED JANUARY 13th 1895
AGED 49 YEARS
"In God I put my Trust"

John Larkin, wife d. 1895 (Section D) Farm Bailiff ? Remarried December 1895? (Marriage Register)

88.  Eroded Coped Stone on Stone Base, Section A


WILLIAM & ROSE MANCLARK, DIED 1886 & 1872

South Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ROSE WIFE OF WILLIAM MANCLARK OF ROCHESTER
PREVIOUSLY RESIDENT AT WICKHAM TWENTY FIVE HAPPY YEARS
SHE WAS BORN 11th MARCH 1802 DIED 8th SEPTEMBER 1872
PIOUS, TRUTHFUL, CHARITABLE, KIND HEARTED AND EVER CHEERFUL SHE WAS THE VERY
LIGHT AND LIFE OF HER HUSBAND BY HER OWN REQUEST SHE IS BURIED HERE NEAR THE
PLACE WHERE SHE DWELT SO LONG AND SO HAPPILY

North Side
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HUSBAND OF ROSE MANCLARK
BORN 24th FEBRUARY 1799
DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1886
HAVING SURVIVED HER 14 YEARS

William Manclark, d. 1886 (Section A) Landowner and Magistrate, Rochester High Street (Cen. 1871)

89.  Headstone, Section C

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr JOHN MANNERINGS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC. 16th 1819 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1840 AGED [90] YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 2nd 1842 AGED [60] YEARS

John Mannerings, d. 1842 (Section C) A Labourer of North Halling (Cen. 1841) His parents, d. 1819 and 1840, both died in Wouldham (Burial Register)

90.  Headstone, Section C

THE SACRED [REMAINS ?] OF
HARRIET MARSHALL
BORN MAR[CH] [ ] [1828 ?]
DIED S[EPTEMBER] [ ] [1897]
AGED [69] YEARS
"A Light is from [our Household Gone],
A Voice we Loved [is Stilled],
A Place is Vacant [in our Home],
Which Never can[ be Filled"]

91.  Headstone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
[RICHA]RD MARTIN
WHO DIED AUGUST 1st 1890
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
[CAR]OLINE MART[IN]
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1888
AGED 77 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

Richard Martin, d. 1890 (Section D) An Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1841 & 1871, latter at Dean Farm Cottages) Found drowned in the Medway (Burial Register)

92.  Headstone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES MARTIN
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 13th 1896
AGED 64 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO HIS WIFE
ELIZA ANN MARTIN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1939
AGED 81 YEARS
"At Rest with the Lord"

James Martin, d. 1896 (Same Section) Waterman in Rochester (Cen. 1881)

93.  Pedestals and Cross, Section D

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ETHEL MARY
(DARLING MOLLIE)
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
STUART & ETHEL MISKIN
BORN JULY 14th 1907
DIED MAY 24th 1908
"Suffer Little Children to come unto Me"

South Side
ALSO OF
GEOFFERY STUART
OUR DEARLY LOVED
BABY BOY
BORN JUNE 9th 1909
DIED MAY 18th 1910
[Verses obscured by tree stump]

Stuart Miskin, d. 1922 (Section D) in 1901 Assistant to uncle Walter Miskin at Beluncle Farm, Hoo (Cen)

94.  Curbs, Section D

South Side
IN TENDER MEMORY OF ELIZABETH MITCHELL WHO FELL ASLEEP SEPT. 14th 1920 AGED 74
"Her Children shall call her Blessed"

North Side
ALSO FREDERICK MITCHELL WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 1st 1924 AGED 73

Frederick Mitchell, d. 1924 (Section D) Farm Bailiff (Cen. 1901)

95.  5th Headstone from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C

[SACRED]
TO
THE [MEMORY] OF
ELIZABETH [WIF]E OF
WILLIAM PANKHURST
WHO DIED [SEPTEMBER] [ ] 1811
AGED [32] [YEARS]
ALSO THREE [OF THEIR] CHILDREN
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Elizabeth Pankhurst, d. 1811 (Section C) Married William Pankhurst at Leybourne in 1796. She was Elizabeth Killick, probably related to the Tiesdells (nearby). Robert Pankhurst an infant , son? Buried October 1811 {Parish Registers)

96.  Severely Eroded Chest Tomb, Formerly in Chancel, Section C


REV. CALEB PARFECT, DIED 1770
REMOVED FROM CHANCEL IN THE 19th CENTURY

Ledger, (Almost Completely Eroded)

[    ] NEL[   ]I[   ] CINER[    ]
[    ] CALEB PARFECT PASTOR
[    ] OMN[   ]S HUJU
[    ] INTER[    ] INO HABU
[    ]ONIS OMNI [    ]

North Side
HIC E[   ]NAE NO[    ]
IGE[    ] CALEB PARFECT [    ]
[                                     ]
[                                      ]
(Caleb Parfect, Rector, buried Sept. 27th 1770)
(Bridget, widow of above, buried Dec. 1775)
(Rev, John Parfect,son of above, buried Sept. 1774)
(Hannah, sister of Caleb Parfect, buried May 1763)
(Mary Parfect buried June 1778)

Caleb Parfect, Rector of Cuxton and Vicar of Shorne, P.C.C. Will dated 4th May 1770
   His body "to be interred in the vault made by me in the chancel of Cuxton Church"
   To "dear wife" Bridget, all arrears of rent that may be due for the tithes of Hornden, Essex, and dividends of her South Sea Annuities, 10 guineas and 10 more 3 months after his death.
   Her share of  "articles of housekeeping (specified later), it is his earnest wish that his wife and daughters "live and keep house together". Household goods for their common use (some exceptions), during his wife's life, after her death to daughters, Mary and Martha, equally.
   To his above daughters all things they own or have bought or had given to them. "Their board free of all demands to the day of my death". To daughter, Tomlin and daughter Martha the plate remaining.
   To daughter Tomlin, 10 guineas for mourning, "which I hope will be cordially accepted for the time, care and pains I took in the management of Mr Tomlin's affairs for her and Mrs Dives service and benefit, in lieu of anything further unless there had been larger room for it"?
   Freehold estate at Barrow Hill and near it, in the parish of Famburrough in Somerset, in possession of Messrs Gibbs, Adams, Wegg? And Bush, to daughter Martha for life, subject to the discharge of a mortgage made to daughters, Elizabeth Tomlin and Mary Parfect, for the security of 1,000 and interest to an annuity of 20. After death of Martha to her child/children. If none then to son John, subject to above mortgage and interest conditions above, if no issue, to daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, after theirs deaths to Ann Porter, Spinster of Charlton, near Bristol and John Collier? Of Leigh near Pensford Grund?, children of late brother William Parfect and to Ann Colley daughter of his sister Ann Biggs, widow of Camerton, near Bath; and to James Biggs the Younger , grandson of sister Ann Biggs ; and to Caleb Witchol and his sister, wife of Brookman of Loud? Street in Somerset, grandchildren of his sister Witchol, widow of Famburrough, equally, subject to discharge of mortgage. Son John and daughter Martha to have full powers to raise money to discharge mortgage if it has not been done. They can sell sufficient land to accomplish this. Estate subject to payment of annuity of 20 to daughter, Mary for life. In default of annuity Mary can enter upon the estate for redress.
   To daughter Martha the fee simple of his property in Strood, late in occupation of Wurdling? Gis....?, now of F.......... ?
   To niece Hannah Singer wife of Bennet Singer of Famburrough, his house and garden in the east end of the said parish, for life. Then to eldest son, on condition that they always discharge the "Lord's Rent".
   To son John 50 out of the South Sea annuities in his name but belonging to his father. If daughter Tomlin survives him (C.P.) and bond given by son John, not all accounted for by me, to his daughter Elizabeth Tomlin "so much as may remain unpaid of said bond of 100, to daughter Tomlin and her daughter Mrs Dives ("who is to be satisfied by her mother for so much as she has received of me for her use"), should be [reimbursed ?] out of the remainder of his South Sea annuities.
   All his books and papers to son John, if he has a son and is bought up a scholar, to main part to him.
   Son John and daughters Mary and Martha are joint executors and are to get in arrears of rents and tithes to buy mourning, and towards housekeeping for one quarter for all the family, they to settle it among themselves, in a prudent and respectable manner, and that his son will "ever be doing his best offices for this happy purpose", so he may, "without envy" give him his "cabinet in the best chamber with the best china, on or under it, and on the mantelpiece". "His mother had given him some reason to expect them".
   Residue of personal estate (excepting that already given) and after the quarters housekeeping, to his daughters Mary and Martha, equally. Provision of coals that happen to be in the house for common use.
   Witnesses: Charles Allen, Robert Fountaine and William Nichols
  
Proved at London, 10th December 1770

97.  Headstone and Curbs, Section B

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN PARKER
FOR MANY YEARS A RESIDENT OF THIS PARISH
DIED MAY 7th 1885
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES PARKER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 10th 1894
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZA PARKER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 13th 1924
AGED 71 YEARS
BURIED AT MAIDSTONE

John Parker, d. 1885 (Section B) Farmer at Lower Brick House Farm in 1842, 200+ acres, (Tithes) and Farmer, formerly Brick House Farm in1858 (Melville's D)

98.  Pedestals and Cross, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE WILLIAM PEPPER
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1922
AGED 80 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

George Pepper, d. 1922 (Section D) Formerly a Grocer at Bredhurst (Cen. 1901)

99.  Curbs, Next to Above

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST PEPPER
WHO DIED 4th JUNE 1926 AGED 58 YEARS

Ernest Pepper, d. 1926, son of above ? Formerly Woodcutter of Dunn Street, Bredhurst/Boxley (Cen. 1901

100.  Headstone, Section B

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY PETERS
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1904
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM PETERS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th JULY 1905
AGED 89 YEARS
INTERRED AT SNODLAND
CHURCHYARD
"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me,
Let Me Hide Myself in Thee"
ALSO
SARAH PETERS
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th FEBRUARY 1919
AGED 76 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

Mary Peters ,d. 1904 sister of above. Church reports that she died in a "mysterious fire", but report of funeral in Kent Messenger, states that she died after a "short illness".
Sarah Peters, d. 1919, (Section B) Niece of Edward Jupp. Land Lady of "White Hart" (Cen. 1881)

101.  Headstone, Plain Ledger and Foot Stone, Section A

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY PETTIT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1851
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZTH. SARAH PETTIT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1865
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
HENRY PETTIT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF MARCH 1877
AGED 85 YEARS

Henry Pettit, d.1851 (Section A), Barge Owner and Lime Burner. P.C.C. Will dated 26th August 1851
   To each of his sisters then living at the time of his death, 20. All his barges, household furniture, linen, clothes, books, plate, pictures, china, horses, carts and carriages, money, debts, stocks, securities, bonds, bills, etc. to wife Sarah, who is sole Executor.
   Witnesses: James C. Dulton, 1 Newman Court, Cornhill, London, Solicitor and John Parker, Cuxton, Farmer.
   Proved 30th September 1851

102.  Headstone and Plain Ledger, Section A

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF
Mr WILLIAM PYE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 1854
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
Mr WILLIAM PYE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1858
AGED 70 YEARS

William Pye, d. 1858 (Section A) The Pyes were prominent farmers in N. Kent. In 1842 William Pye was farming over 700 acres (Tithes). The family was originally from the Lynstead area, via Bredgar. The transcriber is a distant relation

103.  Small Headstone, Section D

IN MEMORY
OF
ELLENA RANDALL
DIED FEB. 20th 1900
AGED 11 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO HER TWO INFANT
BROTHERS

104.  Small Pedestal, Cross Gone, Curbs, Section C

IN
MEMORY
OF
A DEAR OLD FRIEND
ELIZA RANSLEY
DIED 2nd APRIL 1906
AGED 76 YEARS

Eliza Ransley, d. 1906 (Section C) was born in Cuxton and was mother in law to Edward Earl, also from Cuxton, who was a Forage Foreman, in the Docks. She was living with Earl and family in Southwark, as Housekeeper in 1891 (Cen.)

105.  Eroded Headstone, Section C

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM RICH
WHO DIED THE 16th OF MAY
1822 AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO SARAH DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE
DIED IN HER INFANCY

106.  Large Curbed Plot, Pedestals and Cross, Section D

East Side
EVAN WYNNE-ROBERTS
J.P. FOR THE COUNTY OF SURREY
BORN 6th MARCH 1815
DIED 12th JUNE 1878
"Thy Will be Done"
AND OF HIS WIFE
MARGARET MARY
OF 16 CURZON STREET, MAYFAIR
DIED 11th APRIL 1905
"I Thank my God upon every Remembrance of Me"
ALSO OF LIEUT-GENERAL SIR GEORGE H. FOWKE, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.
ADJUTANT GENERAL IN FRANCE 1916 1919
BORN 10th SEPTEMBER 1864 DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1936
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS WIFE BEATRICE WYNNE FOWKE
DIED 2nd AUGUST 1938

South Side
REGINALD WYNNE D.S.O.
WHO DIED IN PARIS
23rd SEPTEMBER 1913

Lieut. General Sir George Fowke, d. 1936. (Section D) Sir George joined the Royal Engineers in 1884. He was the first to have the title, "Engineer in Chief". He was Engineer in Chief on the Western Front, as well as being Adjutant General from 1916; he was instrumental in the formation of the Tunnelling Companies. He died at Dinard in France.

Major R.W. Wynne, d. 1913 (Section D) Son of Captain Evan Wynne-Roberts. Died at the Hotel Meurice, Paris, of heart failure. An old Etonian, he served with the 2nd Company of the London Imperial Yeomanry, which he raised, in the Boer War. Mentioned in Despatches, and awarded the D.S.O. In 1901. (The "Times", 25th September 1913)

107.  Large Plot, Pedestals and Tall Cross, Section D

East Side
AMY CHARLOTTE RUDGE
BORN JAN. 28th 1879
DIED NOV,. 3Rd 1895
ONLY CHILD OF
COL. JOHN & MARIAN RUDGE
"Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

South Side
COLONEL JOHN RUDGE
BORN FEB. 10th 1838
DIED MAY 9th 1917
LATE LINCOLNSHIRE REGT.
Psalm XV
"Well Done thou Good and Faithful Servant"

North Side
MARIAN RUDGE
BORN OCT. 10th 1844
DIED JULY 26th 1920
Psalm XXIII

108.  Fallen and Buried Headstone, Section B

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALFRED SAMSON
DIED MARCH 12th 1864
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS SAMSON
DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1847
AGED 6 YEARS

109.  Headstone, Section B

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT SAMSON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1896
AGED 60 YEARS
"I God I put my Trust,
Brief Life is here our Portion,
Brief Sorrow, Short Lived Care,
The Life that knows no Ending,
The Fearless Life is There"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT WILLIAM SAMSON
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1903
AGED 69 YEARS

Robert Samson, d. 1903 (Section D) At marriage in 1875 was a Labourer. Possibly same man as Sawyer in 1861 Census?

110.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA SAWYER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 14th 1910
AGED 62 YEARS
"Father in thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave we now thy Servant Sleeping"

Emma Sawyer, d. 1910 (Section D) Born in Cuxton, wife of Thomas, Lock Gate Man. Living in Chadwell St. Mary, Essex (Cen. 1901)

111.  Large Ledger, Section A, (See Interior)

R.W.S.
(Rev. ROBERT WILLIAM SHAW and Family)

112.  Headstone, Section D

IN TOKEN OF FAITHFUL SERVICE AND
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLAM SHINN
BORN JULY 29th 1852
AT REST AUGUST 16th 1902
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

Thomas Shinn,d. 1902 (Section D) Possibly the Domestic Coachman in Harefield and later Kensington? (Cen. 1891 & 1901)

113.  Headstone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAGGIE
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
HARRY AND ROSE [SHRUB]SOLE
WHO DIED DECEMBER [ ] [1885]
AGED [1 YEAR]
"Weep not for me [my Parents Dear],
I am not Dead [but Sleeping Here],
Weep not [    ]
[        ]"

Maggie Shrubsole, d. 1885 (Section D) Daughter of Harry and Rose, father was a Green Grocer and Fruiterer, in Sittingbourne in 1891 (Cen.)

114.  Headstone, Under Tree, Near West Wall, Section C

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
GEORGE SIDDALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER 1825
AGED 34 YEARS
"Husband Dear my Time is Past,
[    ] remain a Little Life did[    ]
[    ] I'm [    ]
Love my Children for my Sake"
ALSO CHARLES WILSON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF AUGUST 1858
AGED [52] YEARS

Ann Siddall, d. 1825 (Section C) Died at Warren House, Halling (Burial Register)

Charles Wilson, d. 1858 (Section C) An Agricultural Labourer (Cen. 1841)

SPEARS see GARDNER

SPIKINS see GROOME

115.  Pedestals, Cross and Curbs, Section D

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CORNELIUS SUDDS
WHO DIED JAN. 1st 1920
AGED 79
"Forever in our Thoughts"
ALSO ROSA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1940 AGED 87

North Side
ALSO
OUR SON
SGT. FREDERICK
STANLEY SUDDS
1st CAN. DIVISION
KILLED IN ACTION
MARCH 28th 1918 AGED 28
INTERRED "AUBRGNY" FRANCE

South Side
ALSO OF
OUR SON
ARTHUR SUDDS
R.F.A.
WHO DIED
THROUGH WAR SERVICE
DEC. 31st 1920 AGED 28

Cornelius Sudds, d. 1920 (Section D) Gardener at White Hart Farm Cottages (Cen. 1901)

116.  3rd Headstone from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C


ELIZABETH TIESDELL, DIED 1772

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
NICHOLAS AND ANN TIESDELL
OF THIS PARISH DIED [    ] SEPT. 1772
AGED 19 YEARS
"While in this World I did Remain,
My Latter End was Grief and Pain,
But when the Lord did think it Best,
He took me to his Blessed Rest,
Repent in Time, make no Delay,
I in my Youth was Snatched Away"
ALSO TO THE [MEMORY OF THEIR] 2 BOYS
AND 3 GIRLS WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

117.  8th Headstone from East, Lying on Bank, South of South Aisle, Section C


NICHOLAS & ANN TIESDELL, DIED 1779 & 1811,
PARENTS OF ELIZABETH

IN MEMORY OF
NICHOLAS TIESDELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [    ] SEPT.
1779
AGED 60 YEARS
ANN TIESDELL
  DIED 18th JAN. 1811
  AGED 87 YEARS

Nicholas Tiesdell, d. 1779 (Section C) Yeoman Farmer of Cuxton. R. Will dated 8th April 1776
   To daughter Ann wife of Paul Killick of Cuxton, Husbandman, 300 three months after his death, plus 200 three months after the death of his wife.
   To daughter Mary Tiesdell, 500 at 24 years, or day of marriage, (with consent of his executors).
   In meantime, interest to the maintenance of daughter Mary. To daughter Susannah Tiesdell, 500, conditions as for Mary.
   All his lands and properties in Cuxton, Halling and Luddesdown, or elsewhere, in his occupation and of William Natt, and all other real estate to Henry Alchin of East Malling, Miller and Samuel Tiesdell the Younger of Chatham, Yeoman, during life of wife Ann, Upon Trust, after the death of his wife, to use of son Nicholas.
   Residue of monies, corn, grain, horses, cattle, husbandry tackle and implements, household goods and personal estate to Henry Alchin and Samuel Tiesdell, Upon Trust,. Yearly profits from farming business and real and personal estates, during lifetime of his wife, to pay her, annuity of 35. Son Nicholas to have remainder of income, after 35 is paid. After death of his wife, Upon Trust, the farming business, etc. to son Nicholas. He is allowed to carry on business during life of wife Ann, he paying his mother the 35 annuity.
Witnesses: Thos. Tomlyn, Thos. Tomlyn West and James Wooley, servant to Mr Tomlyn
Proved 16th November 1779

Nicholas
Tiesdell married Ann Alchin of East Malling, October 7th 1744.
In the 1760's he was farming 300 acres at Dean Farm, Coosen's Farm, Upper Bush, and Whorne's Place

118.  Granite Pedestals and Cross, Section D

East Side
IN MEMORY OF
FANNY TOONE
THE LOVING AND BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN TOONE RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM BRYANS
SIX HILLS, LEICESTERSHIRE
BORN 8th AUGUST 1837 AT REST 7th MARCH 1923
AND OF JOHN TOONE HER HUSBAND
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 1898 1934
SON OF JOHN TOONE, HIGH CROSS, LEICESTERSHIRE
BORN OCT. 3rd 1844 AT REST APRIL 5th 1934

North Side
AND OF
JOHN BRYANS TOONE
HUSBAND OF MELITA TOONE
SON OF JOHN AND FANNY TOONE
BURIED AT CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO
1870 1900
AND OF THEIR SON
JOHN WILFRED TOONE
LT. ROYAL IRISH REGT. , PILOT R.A.F. 1915 1920
BURIED AT KINGSTON, JAMAICA
1897 1924
WILLIAM BRYANS TOONE
BURIED AT GLENAGEARY, CO. DUBLIN
1899 - 1908

119.  Headstone and Foot Stone, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN RODEL
WIFE OF
EDMOND TURNER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1899
AGED 48 YEARS
"Husband Dear my Life is Past,
You Loved me Dear until the Last,
Grieve not for me but Pity take,
And my Poor Children for my Sake"

Edmund Turner, wife d. 1899 (Section D) was a Cooper at Halling Cement Works (Cen. 1901)

120.  Headstone, Section C

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE VANE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT. 16th 1865
AGED 36 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

George Vane, d. 1865 (next to above) lived at Warren House, Halling (Cen. 1861)

121.  Headstone, Next to Above

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
CHARLES VANE
OF THE WARREN HOUSE, HALLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCT. 12th 1871
AGED 75 YEARS
"For by Grace are ye Saved through Faith,
And that not of Yourselves: it is the
Gift of God"
Eph. 11.8
"Grace all the Work shall Crown,
Through Everlasting Days !
It lays in Heav'n the Topmost Stone,
And Well Deserves the Praise"
ALSO OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP NOV. 28th 1884
IN HER 83rd YEAR
"Having a Desire to Depart and be with Christ"

Charles Vane, d. 1871 (Section C) was a Wood Dealer (Cen. 1861)

VANE see WELLS

122.  Two Eroded Headstones and Two Eroded Coped Stones,  
              On Adjoining Stone Bases, Once Railed,Section B

North Headstone
[IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE]
OF
THOMAS WEEKES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT TINNOTH HOUSE
[ WHO DIED[ [     ] MAY 1873
[AGED 61 YEARS]
[                            ]
[ALSO]
[REBECCA]
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED] [     ] [JANUARY 1875]
[AGED 66 YEARS]
"Thy Will be Done"

North Coped Stone

North Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
CHARLOTTE REBECCA SHORT GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED TIS LIFE FEBRUARY 12th? 1874 AGED 10 YEARS
[Verses Half Eroded]

South Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
REBECCA SHORT DAUGHTER [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY [    ] 1884 AGED [45] YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

South Headstone
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
CATHERINE SARAH WEEKES
BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS WEEKES
DIED AT TINNOTH HOUSE, CUXTON
SEPTEMBER 7th 1874 AGED 40 YEARS
"For the Lord Promised his Blessing
and Life for Evermore"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS WEEKES
WHO DIED MAY THE 23rd 1893
AGED 57 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I will give thee Rest"
ALSO CATHERINE MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 20th FEB. 1924

Thomas Weekes Sen., d. 1873 and Thomas Jun., d. 1893 (Section B)were Cement Manufacturers. Firm later became Trenchman Weekes.

Rebecca Short,d. 1884 (Section B) Daughter of Thomas Weekes. Married George Short of Maidstone, at Halling, 21st January 1863, George was an Outfitter.

123.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ISABELLA ANDREWS WEEKES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS WEEKES
TINNOTH HOUSE, CUXTON
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1891
IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
"My Flesh and my Heart Faileth but
God is the Strength of my Heart
And my Portion For Ever"
Psalm LXX111 26

124.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALICE WIDOW OF
JOHN WELLS
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
CHARLES VANE
WARREN HOUSE, HALLING
WHO DIED JULY 31st 1884
AGED 39 YEARS
LEAVING 3 CHILDREN
ALICE, EDITH & THOMAS
"His Children shall have a Place of Refuge"
ALSO
EDITH FRANCES WELLS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 21st 1904
AGED 26 YEARS

125.  Tall Pedestal, Topped by a Draped Urn, Section C

South Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM WESSON
SON OF W. & M.A. WESSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 3rd 1847
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM HENRY WESSON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 11th 1874
AGED 25 YEARS

East Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM WESSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 12th 1871
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN WESSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 12th 1880
AGED 69 YEARS
"Beloved and Respected by all
Who Knew Them"

North Side
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOMAS REUBEN WESSON
SON OF W. & M.A. WESSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 17th 1876
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
BRIDGET WESSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 5th 1871
AGED 33 YEARS

William Wesson,d. 1871 (Section C) was a Lime Burner at Whorne's Place (Cen. 1851)
William Henry Wesson, d. 1874 (Same as above) was a Carpenter,living in Camberwell (Cen. 1871)

126.  Headstone, Section C

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MATTHEW JAMES WESSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 5th 1875 AGED 56 YEARS
"The Lord Gave and the Lord hath Taken Away,
Blessed be the Name of the Lord"
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH WESSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 29th 1884 AGED 59 YEARS
"Just as I am without one Plea,
And that thy Blood was Shed for Me,
And that thou bidds't me Come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I Come,
Him that Cometh to Me I will in no wise Cast Out"

Matthew Wesson, d. 1875 (Section C) was a Clerk in Hackney (Cen. 1871)

127.  Large Plot, One Coped Stone, Two Pedestals and Crosses, Section D

Coped Stone
East Side
IN MEMORY

South Side
[MARY] WINIFRID MELVILLE
AND ETHEL

North Side
INFANT DAUGHTERS OF
GEORGE AND MARY
ELIZABETH WHEELER

128.  Pedestal and Cross

"I Will Give You Rest"

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES WHEELER
BORN NOV. 22nd 1812
DIED AUG. 8th 1875
ALSO OF MARTHA HIS WIFE
BORN NOV. 9th 1819 DIED MARCH 16th 1899
AND OF DAME EDITH BLISS THEIR DAUGHTER
WIFE OF SIR HENRY BLISS, K.C.I.E.
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1898
AND IS BURIED AT OOTAGE MUND
Pedestal and Cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GERTRUDE
WIFE OF W.A. WILLOCK
MADRAS CIVIL SERVICE
AND DAUGHTER OF
JAMES & MARTHA WHEELER
WHO WITH HER INFANT CHILD
WAS LAID TO REST HERE JANY. 29Th 1889
DIED AT TRICHINAPOLY FEBY. 21St 1888
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart"

South Side
WILLIAM ALEXANDER WILLOCK
I.C.S. (RETIRED)
BORN OCT. 22nd 1847
DIED JULY 15th 1937

James Wheeler, d. 1875 (Section D) The first burial in the New Section. Died at Cumberland Place, Hyde Park. (Burial Register)

Dame Edith Bliss, d. 1898. (Section D) First wife of Sir Henry Bliss, K.C.I.E. (Knight Commander of the Indian Empire). Sir Henry was a distinguished Administrator in the Indian Civil Service and Legislator

129.  Headstone, Section D

IN MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM WICKENS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 24th 1900
AGED 77 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1923
AGED 93 YEARS
"At Rest"

William Wickens, d. 1900 (Section D) Wood Ranger at Rancombe (Cen. 1871) Agricultural Labourer at Upper Bush (Cen. 1881) Same man?

WILLOCKS see WHEEELER

WILSON see SIDDALL

130.  Large Plot, Pedestal and Cross, Railings

East Side
GEORGE WOOD
BORN 23rd DECEMBER 1805
FELL ASLEEP 18th JULY 1876
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
4th AUGUST 1888 AGED 75 YEARS
"The Lord shall be thine
Everlasting Light"

South Side
ANNIE KATHLEEN WOOD
DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH WOOD
BORN 1st AUGUST 1858
DIED 1st JULY 1921

131.  Headstone and Railings, Section D

IJS

CLARA WOOD
DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND ELIZABETH WOOD
FELL ASLEEP MAY 28th 1887
"I will give you Rest"
ALSO HENRY PYE WOOD
SON OF THE LATE GEORGE WOOD
COURT LODGE, CUXTON
WHO DIED AT PURTO DELGADO
STRAITS OF MAGELLAN MAY 7th 1889
IN HIS 44th YEAR

George Wood, d. 1876 (Section D) A substantial Farmer and Landowner, of Court Lodge. Owned over 5,000 acres of land, farmed over 1,200 acres of arable, 1,800 acres of marsh. Employed 84 men and boys (Cen. 1871) Also Churchwarden

132.  Small Tablet, Section D

IN MEMORY OF
ISABEL
WIFE OF
A. C. WOOLMER
DIED 22nd DEC. 1902
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
THEIR INFANT CHILDREN
HILDA AND THOMAS

133.  C.W.G.C. Headstone

TT/01514 PRIVATE
A. WOOLMER
ROYAL ARMY VET. CORPS
3rd NOVEMBER 1918

134.  Pedestal, Cross Gone, Curbs, Section D

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SOPHY ELLEN WOOLMER
DIED 24th SEPT. 1919
AGED 50 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO
FREDERICK ERNEST WOOLMER
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1960
AGED 90 YEARS

Frederick Woolmer, d. 1960 (Same Section) Once a Licensed Victualler, of "Horse and Groom", Rochester.

135.  Headstone and Curbs, Section D

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
OUR PARENTS
WILLIAM WOOLMER
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1929
AGED 83 YEARS
AND
SARAH ANN WOOLMER
WHO DIED AUGUST 19th 1930
AGED 83 YEARS
"Grant them O Lord, Eternal
Rest and Peace"

William Woolmer, d. 1929 (Section D) Cement Labourer at Halling (Cen. 1901)

136.  Coped Stone, Section D

IN MEMORY OF
LYDIA MARTHA WRAY OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED OCT. THE 11th 1878 AGED [28] YEARS ALSO ALBERT WRAY SON OF THE ABOVE (one line)
WHO DIED JULY THE [    ] IN THE SAME YEAR AGED 9 MONTHS

WYNNE see ROBERTS

END

Index of Names

Names Index
ABLETT 25
ALDERSON 24
ASHENDEN 26
AUSTIN 24

BAKER 27-31
BALDOCK 32
BARNES 33, 34
BARRET 5
BARTON 34
BENNETT 35
BETHEL 24
BINGHAM 36
BLISS 128
BOLTON 37
BOND 38
BONNEYWELL 24, 39, 40
BONNIWELL 41, 42, 43
BOSVILE 14
BOTYLL 1
BRIDGES 44
BROOKS 41, 43
BROWNE 24
BRYANS 118
BUDDEN 45
BURCHFIELD 24, 46
BUTTYLL 1

CASTLE 47
CHALKLEN 24
CLEMONTS 48
CLIFTON 49-52
COGGER 24, 53, 54
COLLARD 2
COLLINS 55
COLSON 56
COOSENS 3, 4
COTTON 57
CROWHURST 58

DANVERS 8
DARTNALL 59
DIPROSE 60
DOWN 61
DURLING 43, 62

EARL 24, 63, 64, 65
ELLIS 66
ENGLISH 67

FOWKE 106
FREMLIN 86

GAMMON 68
GARDNER 69
GOFF 70
GOWER 71, 72
GROOME 73

HAMMOND 11
HARLEY 5
HARVEY 6
HAYWOOD 7
HOLLINGDALE 74
HOPE 75
HOPKINS 77
HOW 78
HYDE 79

JAMES 24
JESSUP 80, 81
JUPP 68, 82a
KEMSLEY 82b

LAMBRECHT 83
LANE 84, 85
LARGE 86
LARKIN 87
LOVING 4


MANCLARK 88
MANNERINGS 89
MARSHALL 90
MARSHAM 8-14
MARTIN 91, 92
MELVILLE 127
MISKIN 93
MITCHELL 94

PALMER 14
PANKHURST 95
PARFECT 96
PARKER 97
PEPPER 98, 99
PETERS 100
PETTIT 101
POOLEY 24
PULLERTON 76
PYE 15, 24, 67, 102, 131

RANDALL 24, 103
RANSLEY 104
RICH 3, 16, 105
ROBERTS 106
ROBINSON 17
RODEL 119
ROWE 24
RUDGE 106

SAMSON 108, 109
SAWYER 110
SHAW 18, 19, 111
SHINN 112
SHORT 122
SHRUBSOLE 113
SIDDALL 114
SIMMONS 24
SLINGSBY 24
SPEARS 69
SQUIRES 24
ST. JOHN 75
SUDDS 24
SUDDS 115
SWINDEN 20

TIESDELL 116, 117
TOONE 21, 118
TURNER 22, 119

VANE 120, 121, 124

WARREN 17
WEEKES 122, 123
WELLS 124
WESSON 125, 126
WHEELER 127, 128
WICKENS 129
WILDE 24
WILLOCK 128
WINGFIELD 23
WOOD 130, 131
WOOLLEY 24
WOOLMER 132
WOOLMER 133, 134, 135
WRAY 136
WYNNE 106
WYNNE-ROBERTS 106

YOUNG 51

For details about the advantages of membership of the Kent Archaeological Society   click here

Back to Churchyards Listed       Back to Library and Visual Records        Back to Research         Back to Homepage

Kent Archaeological Society is a registered charity number 223382
Kent Archaeological Society May 2014

This website is constructed by enthusiastic amateurs.  Any errors noticed by other researchers will be to gratefully received so
 that we can amend our pages to give as accurate a record as possible. Please send details too research@kentarchaeology.org.uk