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Monumental Inscriptions of All Saints Church, Frindsbury - recorded by D. E. Williams 2011

Section A - is all that area east of the Chancel, bounded on the south by the footpath,
                                   and on the east and north by the churchyard walls.

1.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN ACHINACHY
LATE FOREMAN OF THE
ORDNANCE MAGAZINE AT UPNOR CASTLE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 14th OF OCTOBER 1837
AGED 71 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"Who trusts in God are Blessed"

 

2.   Voluted Granite

IN MEMORY OF
FREDERICK WILLIAM ALLEN
EDWARD CARE ALLEN
MARY ANN ALLEN
1937
"The Shades lengthen and the
Evening comes, and the busy World
Is hushed, the fever of Life is over,
And our Work is Done"

None of these individuals appear in the Burial Register for 1937. Edward Allen., Teacher of Music, Bill Street Road, (Kelly's Directory 1913).Frederick Allen, Organist, at All Saints ?

3Elaborate Classical Chest Tomb, Railed on Three Sides


Arnold certainly got the decent tomb he desired. The details at the corners are rather fine. I don't know what happened to the railings at the east end, but their absence certainly made it much easier to read the eroded ledger


West end of Nathaniel Arnold's Tomb

Ledger

NATHANIEL ARNOLD OF
THIS PARISH [WHO] DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY178[5]
AGED 60? YEARS
THOMAS MOULDEN, GENT.
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19th SEPT. 18[09]
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE
REBECCA MOULDEN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED] [ ] SEPTEMBER
1813 IN THE 76th YEAR OF HER AGE
MARY MOULDEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MOULDEN
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[   ]OLD? BOR[ ] [ ] [JULY] [1826]
AGED [48] YEARS
THOMAS MOULDEN ESQ.
[   ] [OCTOBER 1848]
[AGED 80 YEARS]

South Side

IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
[THOMAS] AND REBECCA MOULDEN, SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 9th OF JUNE 1789 AGED 15? YEARS
ALSO CHARLES [ARNOLD] THEIR SON [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th OF JULY 1789
AGED 11 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
[ALSO] [MARGARET] MOULDEN [WHO]
DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] JANUARY 1797 AGED 27? YEARS
ALSO THOMAS HORATIO MOULDEN SON OF THOMAS & MARY MOULDEN OF LONDON BORN OCT. 9th 179[9] DIED [DEC.] [   ] 1799 (one line)

North Side

ALSO CAROLINE MOULDEN DAUGHTER OF THOS. & MARY MOULDEN WHO DIED 20th NOVEMBER 1824 IN HER SEVENTEENTH YEAR (one line)
EMMA FOURTH DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & MARY MOULDEN
BORN 7th JULY 1806
DIED [   ] OCTOBER 1840
[ARNOLD] SON OF THOS. & MARY MOULDEN WHO DIED 5th JULY 1812 IN THE 10th YEAR OF HIS AGE

East Side

SUSANNAH [   ]
GEORGE [ ]
[   ]

West Side

ARMORIAL CREST

Nathaniel Arnold was a Yeoman Farmer. The Mouldens make up the majority of burials in this vault. Nathaniel's uncle Charles, also a Yeoman Farmer, died 1784 (no monument found), left a considerable amount of property in his PCC will to the children of the Mouldens, (see Moulden notes) In his will dated 21st July 1784, Nathaniel Arnold desires "to be buried in an elm or fir coffin, covered in lead, in a vault to be made for that purpose at the east end of Frindsbury church yard, with a decent stone tomb to be built thereon". His bequests are: To his cousin and good friend, Thomas Moulden, of Rochester, Sailmaker, his gold watch , chain and seal, and his silver tankard. To cousin Rebecca Moulden, wife of Thomas, a diamond ring. To Ursula Forster, servant of his late uncle, Charles, £50. To Francis Barrow of Strood, Surgeon and Apothecary, 20 guineas. To god daughter, Elizabeth Ann Frederick, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth of Gravesend, £50 at 21 years. To servant, Mary Hobbs, £50 plus her bed and all the contents of her bedroom; in addition an annuity for life of £50 per annum, "for long and faithful service", payable out of his parsonage at Allhallows, given him by his uncle, Charles, which Nathaniel leaves to Rebecca Moulden, for unexpired term of lease. (Clergy were often non resident, especially on the Hoo Peninsula, so Parsonages and land were leased out to farmers). After Rebecca's death then to all her living children. Also two properties in Frindsbury, one of 16 acres, occupied by Mr Wilstead; one at Clay Hill at Hoo, occupied by Sarah Gates, for life, after Rebecca's death, as above. Upon trust, to Thomas Moulden, Mary Hobbs and Francis Barrow, all his funds, to pay dividends and interest, etc. to Mary Hubbard, wife of Samuel Hubbard,for life; after her death, to her lawfully begotten children at 21 or daughter(s) at marriage. Residue to Executors, upon trust, to sell and buy Government Stocks and other securities with the proceeds, to pay dividends and interest to Rebecca Moulden for life, after her death to her children at 21 or marriage of daughter(s). Executors: Thomas Moulden, Mary Hobbs and Francis Barrow. Witnesses: William Hammond, J. Simmons, Attorney of Chatham, and William Jefferys, Clerk to Mr Simmons (PCC Will PROB11/1126)

Thomas Moulden, Senior, of Rochester, was Master Sail Maker at Chatham Dockyard. He married Rebecca Arnold at Frindsbury in 1764. In his will ,dated 16th May 1803, he desires, "my body be deposited in the vault in Frindsbury church yard, where the remains of my deceased children and late kinsman, Mr Nathaniel Arnold are deposited" He bequeaths to his friend William Hopson, Esq. of Milton, Sittingbourne, 20 guineas for a mourning ring, as a small token of his respect. To sister Sarah Burton, nieces Rebecca and Elizabeth Friend, 10 guineas each. To Mr Josiah Evans, Sailmaker at Deptford Dock Yard, 10 guineas for a mourning ring, a small token of esteem and friendship. To Thomas Renchar?, Sailmaker at Chatham Dock Yard, 30 guineas, "in consideration of his faithful service to me when he was my apprentice and approbation of his conduct ever since". Freehold property in his own occupation in Rochester, purchased from the Dean and Chapter, to wife, Rebecca for life, after her death to son, Thomas, on condition that he delivers to Executors a Bond of Obligation as security for an annuity of £30 per annum to be paid to daughter, Rebecca Curling. In trust to Executors, £800 to pay interest from that sum to Rebecca Curling, for maintenance and education of her children by her husband, Henry Curling, until 21. At 21 they are to share £800. If no children, interest to Rebecca Curling. After her death, £800 between son Thomas Moulden and daughter Susannah Slaughter. All household furniture to wife for life, after her death, to son and daughter, as above. To his wife all monies as may arise from his apprentices in H.M. Dock Yard, Chatham. Residue to son, Thomas and son in law, Edward Slaughter. Executors: Thomas Moulden, William Hammond and Edward Slaughter. Witnesses: Abel Hubbard, Foreman of Sailmakers and J.D. Sawers, Clerk to the Master Attendent, Chatham Yard. (PCC Will PROB11/1505)

4.   Eight Feet West, Stone, Flush with Ground, Inscribed:

THE ENTRANCE OF
THE VAULT OF
NATHANIEL ARNOLD

 

5.  Headstone

[   ]
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
JOHN ATKINSON
OF THIS PARISH
DIED
AT TONBRIDGE (sic) WELLS
AUGUST [   ] MDCCCLV
IN HER 54th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN ATKINSON
[WHO DIED APRIL 5th 1856]
[AGED 57 YEARS}

Rear
[   ]
JOHN STAINES
ELDEST SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH ATKINSON
BORN JUNE 28th ? 1822
DIED APRIL 10th 1864

John, Senior, is described as a "Gentleman" in his PCC Will, PROB11/ 2232, of 1st April 1856. Son, John Staines, of Frindsbury, Civil Engineer, Nephew, Daniel Smith of City of London, Wholesale Confectioner, Executors. All real and personal estate to son and nephew. His son died at Chelsea. Witnesses: Elizabeth Weal of Frindsbury, Washerwoman and Melborough Scott of Frindsbury, Domestic Servant.

AUSTEN see HALLUMS

 

6.  Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BALLARD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th ? OF NOVEMBER 1864
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE ELIZA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th OF JANUARY 1867
AGED 62 YEARS
"She looketh well to the way of her
Household and eateth not the bread
of [  ] ness"
"Whither in this World,I did remain
My latter days were Grief and Pain
But then the Lord did think it best
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO THOMAS MATTHEW
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JULY 1868
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS

William Ballard, died 1864 was a Farmer at Brick House Farm, (1861 Census) This was of 35 acres and employed 3 men. Ballard was a Parish Constable for the Stone House Lane area in 1847
   Thomas Ballard, died 1892, is entered as a Market Gardener at Stone House Farm ( Kelly's Directory 1891). I did not find the latter's sister in the Burial Register

7.   Fallen, Broken Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS BALLARD
OF STONEHOUSE FARM, FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 10th 1892
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ELLEN BUSH
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 25th 1874 ?
AGED 43 YEARS
"The pains of life are past,
Labour and sorrow cease,
And life's warfare closed at last,
Their souls are found in peace"

 

8.   Small Headstone


It seems that Baynard, the Chatham Shipwright, was still working at 79!

WILL. BAYNARD
SHIPWRIGHT OF HIS
MAJTYS YARD AT CHAT
HAM DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 7th OF
AUGT. 1723 & IN YE
80th YEAR OF HIS AGE

William Baynard was a Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard. Although he lived in Cage Lane, Chatham he owned two properties in Frindsbury, one occupied by William Martin, a Mason; the other was occupied by Baynard's grand daughter, Mercy Rogers, which she inherits. He also owned two houses in Five Bells Lane, Rochester and a further two houses in Cage Lane, Chatham. (Consistory Court of Rochester Will, DRb/PW51)

9.   Railed Ledger on a Brick base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BEADLE
OF THIS PARISH
NURSERYMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 13th 1858
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
MARY BEADLE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DEC.
19th 1836 IN THE 50th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
MARY [ANN BEADLE ]
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM BEADLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 7th 1861
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO
MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BEADLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 30th 1881
AGED 51 YEARS

William Beadle's Nursery was at Bill Street. His daughter's death was the subject of an inquest. She was found dead with her garters around her neck and an empty bottle of laudanum. What appeared at first to be suicide was actually an accident. Her servant testified that Miss Beadle had had trouble sleeping and was using the drug to help her sleep. She was also in the habit of putting things around her neck, including garters! The drug had the effect of swelling her neck, thus tightening the garters which restricted the blood supply to the brain, causing death. Verdict:" Accidental Death". (Newspaper Reports, see Times online)

10.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF [JOHN] BERRY LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 6th 1805
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MARIA BERRY DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE [WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ?]
THE [   ] DEC. [1806] AGED [   ] YEARS
[   ]

 

11.   Pedestals

ROBERT BLANCHE
WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1891
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BLANCHE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
CALLED TO REST 6th JUNE 1928
AGED 94 YEARS

Robert Blanche was a Market Gardener, (Kelly's Directory 1882). His wife died at Folkestone

12.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY BREWSTER
AND MARY HIS WIFE
HE DIED [   ] DEC. 1747
AGED 74 YEARS
SHE DIED [   ] JAN. 1747 (1748)
AGED 67 YEARS

 

BRODIE see MASON

 

13.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[JAME]S BROWNING
[OF] THIS PARISH
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF MAY 1845
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARY BROWNING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST [1848]
AGED 78 YEARS

James Browning was a Blacksmith (Consistory Court of Rochester Will DRb/PW66) Possibly an Overseer in 1818 ?
   Mary Browning's PCC Will PROB11/2081, dated 4th November 1845, leaves household goods, personal estate and effects, and £10 each to "valued friends", Maria and Jane Boghurst. Residue to friend and "faithful companion", Sarah Dunning, who is also Executor. Witnesses: J. Gibbs and Mary George, of Frindsbury.

14.   Railed Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BUDD
LATE GUNNER
IN THE ROYAL REGT. OF ARTILLERY
STATIONED AT UPNOR CASTLE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE15th JULY 1840
AGED 97 YEARS
ALSO PHILLIS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT PORTSMOUTH OCTOBER 1789
AGED 24 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIES HANNAH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 7th FEB. 1818
AGED 87 YEARS
LIKEWISE
WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
LATE FOREMAN OF THE ORDNANCE
POWDER MAGAZINE AT UPNOR CASTLE
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3rd JANUARY 1856
IN HIS 70th YEAR
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH THE MUCH LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th JANUARY 1881
AGED 95 YEARS AND 11 DAYS
ALSO JAMES SINCLAIR BUDD
SON OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM PHILLIP BUDD
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1880
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
Mrs. MARY PILCHER DAUGHTER OF
WM. BUDD DIED 20th MAY 1859 AGED 75

William, Senior died at Brixton, Mary Pilcher at Woolwich (Registers)

BURROUGH see LATSON

 

15.   Geometric Granite

MARY FRANCES
WIFE OF JAMES L. BUTCHART
DIED 28th JANUARY 1912 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES LOW BUTCHART DIED 7th MARCH 1915 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO FRANK NICHOLAS BUTCHART YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1945 AGED 67 YEARS

James Butchart was an Oil Merchant at Canal Road, (Kelly's Directory 1891) Living at "St. Andrew, Hill Side Avenue in 1909, (Kelly's Directory)

16.  Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET WIFE OF
ALLAN CAMERON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
13th DAY OF APRIL 185[8]
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
FLORA CAMERON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
26th DAY OF NOVEMBER 186[2]
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN DONALD CAMERON
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
12th ? DAY OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 19 YEARS
[   

Harriet Cameron is recorded in the Registers as from the "River Medway, Isle of Grain"? Was this a suicide or accidental death? If she had died on a vessel, I would expect the name of the vessel to be entered.

17.   Headstone


DETAIL FROM THE CARYER HEADSTONE
The Woman of Samaria?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF JOHN CARYER
DIED 9th SEPT. 1809 AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT THEIR SON
DIED 28th JUNE 1801 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN CARYER
DIED 11th MARCH 1814 AGED [4]2 YEARS

 

18.   Thick, Broken Ledger, on Stone base, once Railed


CHAMBERS AND FRISBY
The King's Head at Upnor must have been a flourishing enterprise to have funded what must have
been an expensive tomb. It is rather puzzling as to what broke such a thick stone slab, perhaps 
a large branch fell off the Chestnut trees which are above it ?

[THOMAS ]
[JANUARY 1843]
[AGED 55 YEARS]
[CATHERINE AN]N FRISBUY
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ ] JANUARY 1855
AGED 48 YEARS
[CATH]ERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS CHAMBERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th DAY OF JANUARY 1872
AGED [95] YEARS

George Chambers was a Victualler and ran "The King's Head" at Upnor (1841 Census). In 1861 Catherine Chambers ran a "Beer House" at Upnor, was this also "The King's Head"? (Census) Catherine Frisb(u)y was a long time Servant of the Chambers; she was baptised at St. Mary's in Chatham in 1805. The "King's Head" must have been very profitable judging by what must have been an expensive tomb. For such a strong structure, it is badly broken, did a tree branch fall on it ?

CHAPMAN see MEATES

19.  Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND JAMES CLACKETT DIED SUDDENLY 30th DECEMBER 1911 "In the midst of Life we are in Death" (one line)

North Side

ALSO CAROLINE REBECCA CLACKETT WHO DIED 13th FEBRUARY 1925 AGED 62 YEARS

 

20.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARGARET CLARE WHO DIED
[   ] AGED 61 YEARS (one line)

 

21.   Headstone

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA WIFE OF
JAMES CLARK
AND DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & ANN HUBBLE
WHO DIED 1st ? DECEMBER 1831
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th ? AUGUST 1831
AGED 14 DAYS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES CLARK
WHO DIED 13th ? JUNE 1846
AGED 50 YEARS

James Clark died at St. Margaret's [Rochester], (Registers)

22.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. NANCY CLAR[K]
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF AUGUST 1849
AETAT 77 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM CLARK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF NOVEMBER 1851
AETAT 48 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS CLARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS [LIFE]
THE 16th OF FEBRUARY [1855]
AETAT [88] YEARS]

William Clark was a Baker; Thomas a Navy Pensioner. The latter married Nancy Briant at Frindsbury in June 1792 (1841 Census & Parish Registers)

23.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
Mr. WILLIAM COLVILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st DAY OF APRIL 1829
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF Mrs. ANN COLVILL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [   ] DAY OF JULY 18[45]
AGED 88 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN COLVILL
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th DAY OF SEPTEMBER [1854]
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANN WIFE OF GEORGE COLVILL
AND MOTHER [ OF THE ABOVE ? ]
WHO DEPA[RTED THIS LIFE]
MARCH [1864]
AGED [62] YEARS
"She was Beloved by All who Knew Her"

William Colville appears in the 1804 Poll Book [List of Parliamentary Voters]. In 1841 Ann was living in Union Street, Rochester as "Independent"; George was "Collector of the Poor Rate" (Census) Ann died in Chatham, as did her grand-daughter.

24.  Ledger, Partly Buried

[TO]
[THE MEMORY OF]
MARY COWAN
[OBIT] 8th DECEMBER 1816
AETAT 65
REBECCA NEWNHAM
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
OBIT 23rd FEBRUARY 1821
AETAT 35
THOMAS WOODFORD
NEWNHAM ESQ.
OBIT 17th AUGUST 1831
AETAT 63

 

25.  Headstone and Ledger, Latter Very Eroded

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES CURELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th OF NOVEMBER 1868
IN THE 67th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"With Patience to the Last, he did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord thought fit,
But with a Christian Courage did Resign,
His Soul to God at his Appointed Time"
ALSO
CHRISTIANA CURELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th OF NOVEMBER 1883
AGED 84 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO
CHARLOTTE MARY ANN CURELL
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st ? OF MARCH 1868
IN THE 11th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
JOHN ALEXANDER CURELL
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO SUDDENLY DEPA[RTED] [THIS LIFE]
[   ]

James Curell, Barge Builder, brother of John? John began building barges at Frindsbury in 1841; by 1851 James had joined him. The barge "Christiana", named after his wife, was built in 1865. Probably the father of George Henry who took over the business ? See Section C

26.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM RICHARD CUREL
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1888
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH CUREL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 14th 1912
AGED 62 YEARS

William Curell, a Blacksmith, (1873 Post Office Directory); Engineer & Iron Founder (Kelly's Directory 1882) A member of the well known barge building family?

27.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CUTRESS
WHO WAS CALLED HOME 13th SEPTEMBER 1912
AGED 47 YEARS

In 1901 the wife of a Plate Layer at Snodland (Census)

28.  Pedestal and Curbs

South Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICHARD VICKERS DAVIES WHO DIED 14th JANUARY 1913 AGED 70 YEARS

North Curb

ALSO MARY ANN DAVIES WHO DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 60 YEARS

Pedestal

SIDNEY
RICHARD DAVIES
18th BATT. CANADIANS [  ]
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
11th OCTOBER 1918
AGED 36 YEARS

Richard Vickers Davies, a China & Glass Merchant of Doggett Square (1881 Census)

29.   Cruciform Coped

West Side

THOMAS HERMITAGE DAY
BORN JAN. 12th 1802
DIED DEC. 8th 1869

North Side

"Domine Spe[ ]" MARIA SOPHIA BINGHAM DAY
BORN AUGUST 23rd 1840
DIED APRIL 10th ? 1847


South Side

EMMA BINGHAM DAY
BORN APRIL 14th 1848
DIED MARCH 6th 1933

East Side
EMMA DAY
BORN MAY 18th 1816
DIED FEB. 26th 1874

Thomas Hermitage Day, A Banker and J.P. (1861 Census) Memorial Window in East Wall of South Aisle

30.   Headstone


ROBERT GILBERT DENT
Frindsbury was apparently a popular place with Royal Navy personnel. The position
 on the hill would have made it much healthier than the other, low lying Medway Towns

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. ROBERT
GILBERT DENT
PURSER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
SHIP THE PRINCE OF ORANGE
WHO DIED JUNE YE 1st ? 1753
AGED 40 ? YEARS

 

31.   Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
PHOEBE [WIFE OF]
STEPHEN DUKE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] OF [MAY] 1828
IN THE 43rd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO SUSANNA KENNARD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE STEPHEN DUKE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF APRIL 1830
IN THE [27th] YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE STEPHEN DUKE
[NOVEMBER 1837]
[AGED 49 YEARS]

In 1826 "Mr. Duke" was an Overseer (Parish Records)

32.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. LEONARD DUNFORD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 14th
SEPT. 1802 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 30th JANY. 1817
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ANN ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF LEONARD AND
ELIZABETH DUNFORD
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1828
AGED 40 YEARS

Ann died Rochester

33.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
REBECCA DUNFORD
[OF THIS PARISH ?]
DAUGHTER OF LEONARD AND
ELIZABETH DUNFORD
DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1872
AGED 82 YEARS

In 1851, Rebecca Dunford was an Annuitant lodging in The Common, Rochester (Census)

34.  Headstone

HERE LIETH
MICHAEL STANLEY EPPS
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1931
AGED 1 DAY
ALSO HIS BROTHER
JOHN FRANCIS
DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1935
AGED ONE DAY

Rear

IN MEMORY OF
JOAN LENA EPPS
1904 – 1972
AND
STANLEY MOORCROFT
EPPS
1900 – 1993
VICAR OF ST. MARY'S STROOD
1930 - 1936

 

35.   Ledger on Stone Base, Broken &Eroded


RICHARD FRANKLIN
The Rochester Coach Master's tomb is in a sorry state !

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY FRANKLIN
WIFE OF Mr. RICHARD FRANKLIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] OF FEBRUARY
1798 AGED 7[ ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
Mr. RICHARD FRANKLIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE[ ] MARCH 1809
AGED [   ] YEARS

Richard Franklin was a Coach Master of Rochester. In partnership with the Chaplain family of Coach Masters, he was Proprietor of the Dover Coach (PCC Will, Holden's Directory, 1805; 1809-11.Bailey's Directory of 1784 lists" George and James Franklin, Proprietors of the Dover Coach") His will dated 23rd March 1809, he leaves his freeholds and personal estate to John Allden of Hounds Ditch, London, Gentleman, William Cooper of Rochester, Corn Factor and John Chaplin of Rochester, Coach Master, in trust, for the bringing up and advancement of his sons, James and George, and daughter, Anna Maria. When James is 21 he inherits a freehold house, yard and stables, and land called Ducks ?, in Dartford. Similar property in St. Nicholas, Rochester to son George. His trustees to dispose of personal estate, except some household items, and invest in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities to pay legacies. £400 of 3% Stock to Harriett Demages (later Harriett Rich, see Rich monument) of Rochester, Spinster. £200 of like Stock to Sarah Higgins the wife of Thomas of Cobham, Labourer. To her daughters, £50 of the like Stock, and to her son William of Northfleet, Wheel Wright, £100 of the Stock. To William Rich of Higham , Yeoman , and to his wife £20. To James Allden and his wife £20.£20 to William Cooper and his wife, £10 for a ring. £20 to John Chaplin and £10 to his wife for a ring. Residue to daughter Anna Maria at 21; if it does not exceed £3,000, if it does exceed £3,000, trustees to transfer £3,000 Stock to daughter. Surplus divided between sons and daughter, equal shares. Household furniture and effects, trustees to allow Harriett Demages use for life. After her death, shared between sons and daughter. Executors: James Allden, William Cooper and John Chaplin. Witnesses: Jno. Prall, Jno. Prall, Junior and Thomas Church. (PCC Will PROB11/1497)

36.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN FREELAND
(OF STROOD) WHO DIED
16th JANUARY 1780
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
SEPT. 19th 1790 AGED 58 YEARS
AND TWO CHILDREN
JAMES AND ANN DIED INFANTS
ALSO THOS. EDWD. SON OF
JNO. FRED. AND ANN FREELAND
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 2nd 1801
AGED 10 MONTHS
THOMAS FREELAND DIED APRIL
17th 1832 AGED 81 YEARS
JOHN FREDERICK FREELAND
DIED DECEMBER 13th 1854
AGED 95 YEARS

John F. Freeland, died 1854 was Stipendiary Overseer in 1819 at £40 p.a. He "had done much work for the parish"
   Thomas was a member of the Vestry in 1810 (Parish Records) In John F. Freeland's PCC Will PROB11/2204, dated 29th May 1846, he is described as "Gentleman" of Strood. He left his house and land in Strood, in mortgage, to his daughter Ann Sophia, for securing the sum of £820. Other property to her and daughter Susannah; one leased ? by James Pelling Hatch, occupied by William Robert Gorset ?, another occupied by Thomas Hill, John Corder, John Fustey and Rebecca Wilson. Half of £820 divided between Sarah Pooly Freeland and Edward George Pooly Freeland, and three freehold houses occupied by George Westover and William Acworth , subject to paying half of the £820 to Mary Hayes and Sarah Anne Freeland , two daughters of his son [   ] Luff Freeland. Residue to daughter Ann Sophia. Ann Sophia and Susannah, Executors. Witnesses: George Essel, Solicitor of Rochester and George Matthews Arnold, Gentleman of Rochester

FRISBUY see CHAMBERS

 

37.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN FULKES OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF MAY 1798 AGED 51 ? YEARS
JANE FULKES DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MARCH 1801 AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF APRIL 1818 AGED 79 YEARS
WILLIAM SON OF JOHN AND
CHARLOTTE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF NOV.
1813 AGED 1 YEARS AND [ ] MONTHS
ALSO JOHN SON OF JOHN AND
CHARLOTTE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14th OF DEC.
1825 AGED 21 YEARS

The Fulkes family were Maltsters of Wainscott. James Fulkes, in his PCC Will PROB11/2246, dated 24th December 1840, leaves Real and Personal estate to wife Charlotte, for life, while she remains "a widow, chaste and unmarried". To son James, £20. After wife's death or remarriage, his estate to son George and daughters, Ann and Jane, subject to the legacy of £20. While they are single they have right to live, rent free, with mother. They are free to sell their interest in the estate. Son George, friend, James Rich of Frindsbury, Farmer, wife Charlotte, daughters, Jane and Ann, Executors.
   Witnesses: H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood and Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester

38.  Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. CHARLOTTE FULKES
WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN FULKES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 24th DAY OF AUGUST 1848
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
Mr. JOHN FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 79 YEARS

 

39.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF MAY 1884
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
ANN MARY FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1884
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE FULKES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th DAY OF MARCH 1895
AGED 85 YEARS
"They that hath seen thy look in Death
no more may fear to Die"

 

40.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF
RICHARD GATES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1837
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ANN RELICT OF
GEORGE HUBBLE
OF THIS PARISH AND MOTHER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 9th JUNE
1855 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD GATES
WHO DIED 22nd FEBY.? 1873
AGED 82 YEARS
[FOR] [ ]8 YEARS CLERK OF THIS PARISH

Richard Gates, Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths (1841 Census)

41.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT GATES
OF GRAVESEND, KENT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1855
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 24th 1861
AGED 80 YEARS

Robert Gates, a Wheelwright (1851 Census) Died at Milton/Gravesend (Register)

42.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM IZZARD GATES
OF BANK STREET, GRAVESEND
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1862
AGED 39 YEARS
"He sleeps within this bed of dust
A loving father true and just
Beloved he lived in peace he died
His life was craved but God denied"
"Though I have seen thy form depart
Forever from my widowed eye
I hold thee in mine inmost heart
There, there at least thou can'st not die"
ALSO LOUISA GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1870
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF THE
ABOVE VIZ. ALICE, WILLIAM,
WILLIAM CLARK & JANE ELIZA
[   ]

 

43.  Two Coped Stones and Pedestals in one Railed plot

Southern Coped

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GATES
DIED 10th FEBRUARY 1870 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 20th OF AUGUST 1866 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE GATES
DIED 11th MARCH 1907 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 29th MAY 1930 AGED 91 YEARS

Northern Coped

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY GATES
DIED 11th JANUARY 1875 AGED 38 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ALICE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE AND MARY A. GATES
DIED 15th DECEMBER 1912 AGED 47 YEARS

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN GATES
DIED 9th OCTOBER 1867 AGED 24 YEARS
"For me to live is Christ, to die is gain"

Pedestals

ERNEST
ELDEST SON OF
GEORGE AND
MARY GATES
DIED 7th DEC. 1870
AGED 5 YEARS
ALSO
STANLEY DIED 5th FEBRUARY 1880
AGED 4 YEARS

George Gates, Builder, Contractor, Timber Merchant, Joinery, House Decorators and Undertakers, Canal Road, Frindsbury Hill (1891 &1901 Census, Kelly's Directory 1909). John died 1870, a Carpenter and Joiner (1841 Census & Parish Registers)

44.   Pink Granite Boulder

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN GATES
DIED OCT. 15th 1892
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
MARY SARAH GATES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 8th 1901
AGED 73 YEARS

 

45.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES GATES
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1894
AGED 63 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
RICHARD GATES
WHO DIED JANY. 13Th 1902
AGED 73 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

Richard Gates, Retired Builder (1901 Census)

GATES see KIMBER

 

46.   Headstone


JOHN GOWLAND
This picture gives a clear view of the extent to which inscriptions of this age have been buried.

HERE LYES YE BODY OF JOHN
GOWLAND LATE OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED 26th MAY 1710
IN YE 43rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
---------------(Ground Level-----------
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED IN SEPT. 1707 IN THE
4th YEAR OF HER AGE

John Gowland was a Grocer; in the Inventory drawn up after his death he had over£100 worth of shop goods in stock! (Consistory Court of Rochester Inventory, DRb/Pi24/9) A John Gowland, (same man ?) an Exciseman, appears in the Baptism Registers in 1704.

47.   Fallen Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH [THE WIFE OF]
C. HALLUMS
[   ]
[SEPTEMBER 1875]
AGED 73 ? YEARS
ALSO
HARRIETT AUSTEN
[   ]
[   ] DECEMBER 1878 ?
[   ]

 

HAMMOND see KIMBER

 

HAMMOND see MASTERS

 

48.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARDES
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[ON THE] [  ] [DAY] OF MARCH 17[  ]
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS HARDES
[WHO DIED THE] [   ] DAY OF JANUARY 18[ ]
[   ] SHE [   ] INTERRED [ ]
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MATTHEW HARDES OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND SARAH HARDES
WHO DIED THE 7th OF MAY 182[ ]
AGED 4[ ] YEARS
[   ]
MATTHEW HARDES
[   ]
[   ]
THOMAS ATHERIST ?

 

49.   Fallen Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN HARDS
WHO DIED [   ] JANY. 1771
AGED [   ] YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
TO HIS MEMORY BY
SUSANNAH HARDS
HIS MOTHER

John Hardes was a Labourer; in his will he bequeaths his freehold house in Frindsbury "opposite the Green" (Consistory Court of Rochester Will, DRb/PW60)

HARVEY see MAIR

 

50.  Modern Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY NORMAN HEAVENS
MRCS, LRCP
25th AUGUST 1973
ALSO
MARY GWENDOLINE ELIZABETH
HEAVENS
12th JANUARY 1999 LOVING WIFE
"Together Again"

 

51.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH
BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN HICKS
WHO DIED 12th JULY 1955
AGED 72 YEARS

 

52.   Headstone and Body Stone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
MARY HOBBS
WIFE OF ?
[   ] ARNOLD G[ ]?
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] JANUARY 1800
AGED 64 YEARS

 

53.   Monument Formerly on East Wall of Chancel (Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, 1769)

NEAR THIS PLACE
UNTIL THE PROMISED
RESURRECTION
THE BODY OF
EDW. HOMEWOOD
LATE OF CHATHAM
CLERK OF THE SURVEY
IN HIS MAJESTIES
YARD AT CHATHAM
WHOSE SOUL BEING WITHDRAWN
FROM IT'S VISIBLE FORM IN THIS
TEMPORALL AND MORTAL STATE
WAS TRANSLATED
INTO ETERNITY
THE 4th DAY OF AUGUST
ANNO 1688
AGED 58 YEARS

 

54.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. HENRY HONE
OF [CUXTON]?
WHO DE[PARTED THIS LIFE]
ON THE 29th [FEBRUARY 1864]?
AGED [55]? YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET
[WIFE] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
30th JUNE 1891
AGED 79 YEARS

Henry Hone, Tile Manufacturer at Wainscott (1841 Census)

HUBBLE see CLARK

 

HUBBLE see GATES

 

55.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 21st 1882
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 27th 1885
AGED 73 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

 

56.   Coped Granite

South Side

MARY HUNT
WIFE OF
E. C. HUNT, BUILDER, STROOD
BORN 1835 DIED 1910

North Side

EDWARD CHARLES HUNT
DIED 13th OF JANUARY 1932
AGED 93 YEARS

Edward Hunt, Carpenter and Joiner, Wickham Street (Kelly's Directory 1882)

IZZARD see KIMBER

 

57.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES JANES, GENT.
[   ]
[AUGUST 1854]
[AGED 63 YEARS]
[  ]
"[   ] afflictions [   ]
[   ] forth of Christ
[Death where is thy?] sting, grave
[ thy Victory? ] and [   ]
[   ] saved by grace"
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] DAY OF AUGUST 18[55]
AGED 6[0] YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
FREDERICK W. JANES
DIED JUNE [   ] 1858 AGED [57] YEARS
"[She was?] greatly respected [   ]
[   ]
[   ]"
ALSO FREDERICK JANES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE MARY ANN
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 18th 1859 AGED 6[3] YEARS
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
FREDERICK & MARY JANES
[WHO DIED [ ] JULY 1859 AGED 27 YEARS]

James Janes was a Brick Manufacturer residing in Temple Place, (now the Conservative Club in Cuxton Road). Does the name of Jane's Creek date from his time there ? In his PCC Will PROB11/2197, dated 1831, he is described as "Gentleman". He left his personal estate and £200 to his wife, Catherine. She, friend George Essel and Daniel Baldock of Frindsbury, Miller, are Executors. To the latter two, 19 guineas each. His mother Susannah Janes, widow, an Annuity of £10 per annum, likewise to his wife's father, Matthew [   ]. Real estate to George Essel and Daniel Baldock, in trust, rents and profits, etc. to wife for life subject to above annuities. After her death, One sixth each to his brothers, Frederick William, William Jessup, John and Henry, niece Rebecca, daughter of late brother, George, and to Thomas, Susannah and Mary Ann the three children of late brother Thomas.. Rest in trust to George Essel and Daniel Baldock to sell, interest and dividends from money to wife for life. After her death, one sixth each as above, subject to legacy of £100 to widow(s) of any brother who has died, other conditions apply. Witnesses: William Tomlin, Butcher of Strood, Jane West, Victualler of Strood and John Glover, Carpenter of Strood. (1841 Census) Frederick Janes was living in Military Road, Chatham in 1851 his occupation in the Census of that years states R.N., D.Y. ( Royal Navy, [Chatham] Dockyard) Catherine Janes by her will, dated 15th February 1855,bequeathed, among other things, portraits of her father, husband and self, (where are they now?), her parrot and it's cage! Sables and ermine, £40 to the Zoar Chapel in Strood and £20 to help fund it's casual ministers. She also left clothes to Mary Ann Beadle, who is buried nearby. (PCC Will PROB11/2219)

58.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD EVERARD SALISBURY
ONLY SON OF EDWARD SALISBURY AND
MARY CHARLOTTE JOSE
APRIL 14th 1918 – MAY 19th 1923

 

59.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR ADELAID KELLY
DAUGHTER OF SERJEANT MICHAEL KELLY
OF THE ROYAL MARINES (AND OF ELEONER (sic) HIS WIFE)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OF APRIL
1814 AGED 10 MONTHS
"Ah, why so soon just as the bloom appears
Stray'd the brief blossom from this vale of tears
Death viewed the treasure to the desart given
Claimed the fair flower and planted it in Heaven"
JAMES MICHAEL BROTHER TO THE ABOVE
WHO WERE TWINS DIED THE 11th DEC. 1815
AGED 2 YEARS & 5 MONTHS

 

60.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. ANN KIMBER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF OCTOBER 1797
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO MARY HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OFAUGUST 1798
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY IZZARD WIFE OF
JOHN IZZARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 27th OFDECEMBER 1831
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO JOHN IZZARD HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ]

Rear

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH GATES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF MARCH 1825
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO ANN GATES SISTER
OF THE ABOVE
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] []6th DAY OFAUGUST 1830
[AGE]D 23 YEARS

 

61.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr. JOHN KING LATE STOREKEEPER
AT UPNOR CASTLE WHO DIED THE 6th OF
DECEMBER 1795 AGED 59 ? YEARS

 

62.   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
STEPHEN EDWARD LATSON
WHO DIED MAY 18th 1929
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
FANNY BURROUGH
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1937
AGED 78 YEARS
R.I.P.

 

63.   Headstone and Curbs

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE MATS. LEEDER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1886
AGED 72 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that labour and are
Heavy laden , and I will give you Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE MATTHIAS LEEDER
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1894
AGED 75 YEARS

George Leeder, a Retired Potter living in Home Street (1881 Census)

64.   Ledger on Brick Base

ELIZABETH
WIFE OF ROBERT LE GRAND [ESQ.]
DIED 6th OF JUNE 1801
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE
ROBERT LE GRAND ESQ.
DIED 4th OF APRIL 1802
IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE

From Rochester, (Registers) No further information

65.  Pedestals

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
LYDIA MAY LEWRY
WHO ENTERED INTO PARADISE
13th OCT.1918 AGE 28 YEARS
R.I.P.
ALSO OF ALICE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF M. W. LEWRY
WHO PASSED AWAY 2nd FEB. 1945
AGED 77 YEARS

South Side

AND MARTIN WOOD LEWRY
WHO PASSED AWAY
18th JULY 1954 AGED 87 YEARS

Martin Lewry a Grocer of Bill Street Road (Kelly's Directory 1909)

66.    Coped Chest Tomb, Railed

South Side

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
OF UPNOR
DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1881 AGED 77 YEARS
"His toils are past his work is done and he is fully blest
He fought the good fight, the Victory won and entered into Rest"
W[ILLIAM] B[URGESS LITTLE [SON] OF THE ABOVE
DIED N[O]VE[MBER] [THE] 11th 1887 AGED 51 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
[ALIC]E SIXTH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED SEPTEMBER 7th 1871 AGED 14 YEARS

North Side

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED MARCH 16th 1876 AGED 59 YEARS
" I heard the voice of Jesus say "I came [   ]
Come unto me and rest Weary [   ]
Lay down thou weary one, lay down I found in [   ]"
Thy head upon my breast"
IN MEMORY OF
WALTER FORTH SON OF WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE OF UPNOR
DIED JULY 5th 1876 AGED 23 YEARS
"The loss of those we love in life we held most dear
[ ] to our God we can't but drop a tear"
E. Side

ALSO
ANN LITTLE
DAUGHTER
BORN 1844
DIED 1927

William Burgess Little, Senior, was described as a "Mariner" in the baptism Register in 1838 and 1840. By 1843 he was established as a barge builder at Upnor, and launched his first barge Sarah Little. His last barge was Finish launched in 1871. In 1881,William Burgess Little, Junior, is recorded at Little's Cottages, Upnor as a Barge Owner .The yard at Upnor continued in use until 1891 for the repair and maintenance of the Little fleet.

67.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN
FIFTH SON OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
OF UPNOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 10th 1849 AGED 4 WEEKS
ALSO ON THE 14th OF APRIL 1851
ALFRED
SIXTH SON OF
WILLIAM BURGESS LITTLE
AGED 7 WEEKS

 

68.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
WILLIAM LITTLE
OF WEST WICKHAM, KENT
WHO DIED AT UPNOR
MARCH 15th 1869
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
BY HIS SISTER DINAH

 

69.   Small Curbs

HILLARY DELPHIN LONG
PASSED INTO GOD'S KEEPING 8th AUGUST 1938 AGED 11 DAYS

 

70.   Fallen Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MAIR SO[N] [OF]
JOHN & SUSANNAH [MAIR]
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 18[20]
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO Mrs. JANE HARVEY
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MAIR
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 9th 1818
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JOHN W. H. MAIR
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4th 1824
AGED 6 MONTHS

William Mair died on board H.M.S. Brunswick

71.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MASON
WHO DIED [ ] 18[01]
AGED [ ]7 YEARS
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 18[ ]
AGED [ ] YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
GEORGE BRODIE
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th AUGUST 1801
AGED [   ] YEARS

 

72.   Headstone


RICHARD MASTERS
Richard and Mercy Masters are flanked by their daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Masters second wife.
 This is not a very easy stone to read without the raking sun.

Mr. RICHARD
MASTERS
OF THIS PARISH
DIED
OCT. YE 16th 1747
AGED 48 YEARS
"A Man of Great
Zeal for God
And A True Friend
to Mankind"


 MERCY WIFE OF
  RICHARD MASTERS
  OF THIS PARISH [WHO]
  DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF MARCH 1741 IN YE
  44th ? YEAR OF HER AGE
  LEFT ISSUE [ELIZ.] AND MARY
  NEAR THIS PLACE LIE
  5 OF THEIR CHILDREN
  REBECKAH Age [   ]
ANNE [   ] - 2 - [   ] 
RICHARD 1 - 9 - 7
WILLIAM 0 - 6 - 9
MERCY 0 – 11 - [   ]

Richard Masters was a Grocer. He left £20 to buy a Brass Candelabra for Frindsbury Church , where it still hangs in the chancel. He makes it clear in his will that his executors are to put the candelabra up in the church whether or not the Vicar and Churchwardens agree to it! (Consistory Court of Rochester Will Drb/PW56) Witnesses: Hannah Turley and Thomas Webb; Codicil: G. Lattenden, Henry Mitton and Thomas Dyer.
   Richard's daughter Mary made several bequests to her Edmeads cousins of Nurstead, and her Inventory lists jewellery and many clothes, including 20 white caps!Witnesses: Mary Boghurst, Ann Jones and Robert Taylor. (Consistory Court of Rochester DRb/PW59 & Inventory DRb/Pi57/4)
   Buried with her is her stepmother, Mary Hammond, she was Mary Greengrass when she married Masters in 1746, and remarried to Thomas Hammond in 1767.

73.   Headstone


ELIZABETH MASTERS, DIED 1745

ELIZABETH DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & MERCY MASTERS
OB. 2nd OF APRIL 1745
AGED 20 YEARS
"Whose only and sincere Piety
--------------(ground level)----------------
Commended her to God
And her obliging disposition
To all who knew her"

 

74.   Headstone


MARY MASTERS, DIED 1761

IN MEMORY OF
MARY MASTERS DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & MERCY MASTERS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
JAN. 23rd 1761 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MARY HAMMOND LATE OF
THIS PARISH DIED AT MAIDSTONE
------------------(ground level)------------------
25th OF JUNE 1782 AGED 71 YEARS

 

75.   Headstone


ANN MC CORMICK, DIED 1795
IT IS RATHER MOVING THAT THE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED ON 
THIS MONUMENT HAVE BEEN RESPECTED BY TIME, NATURE AND MAN

BENEATH THIS STONE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF A BEAUTIFUL, VIRTUOUS
AND ACCOMPLISHED WOMAN
ANN WIFE OF
JAMES McCORMICK ESQ.
WHO DIED OCT. 4th 1795
AGED 26 YEARS
"Reader
As long as such high
and excellent qualities
are respected
so long is it to be hoped
this memorial
will remain uninjured"

 

76.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY MEATES
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM CHAPMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 11th OF MARCH 18[ ]8
AGED 60 YEARS
"An Affectionate Wife and
Beloved Mother and, in One Word
A Christian

 

MISKIN see SPRATT

 

77.   Headstone


ELIZABETH MORDAUNT
A wonderfully primitive skull!

HERE LIETH THE
BODY OF
ELIZ. MORDAUN[T]
-------------(ground level)-----------
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 26th ? OF AUGT.
1720 AGED 39

 

MOULDEN see ARNOLD

 

78.   Headstone and Body Stone


JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
The Veteran of Trafalgar, every year on the anniversary of the battle, a floral wreath 
adorned this stone. I wonder why this tradition did not carry on, as it does to this 
day at Wouldham, where Walter Burke, Purser of H.M.S. Victory is buried ?

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
45 YEARS IN THE R. N. MANY OF WHICH
HE WAS GUNNER AND WAS WITH
LORD HOWE 1st JUNE 1794 ALSO WITH
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AT TRAFALGAR
21st OCT. 1805 HE DIED 25th FEBY. 1837
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Consider Man, weigh well thy frame
The King, the beggar are the same
Dust is all we breath from today
Tomorrow to our native clay"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
HIS DISCONSOLATE WIDOW
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GEORGE MOUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [   ] OF MARCH 1842
[AGED] [71] YEARS

Into the 20th century, Mount's headstone was decorated with flowers on each anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar (The Times Online). This tradition is observed at Wouldham at the grave of Walter Burke, Purser of H.M.S. Victory.

79.   Ledger, Level with Ground

TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mrs. MARY NEWNHAM
(LATE OF PORTSMOUTH)
OBIT 27th NOVEMBER
1801 AETAT 69

Thomas Newnham, will dated 21st March 1831; "of Upnor, Gentleman". Not a very informative will. Witnesses: William Budd (buried nearby) and William Swift of Upnor

NEWNHAM see COWAN

 

NORWOOD see PIERSON

 

OAKLEY see SMITH

 

80.   Pedestals and Railed Ledger

East Side

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PETER PEARSON
DIED APRIL 4th 1894
AGED 75 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord"

West Side

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH ANN
PEARSON
WHO DIED ON THE 14th ?
DAY OF MARCH 1898
AGED 77 YEARS
"God, all pitying Jesus blest,
Grant her thine eternal rest"

Peter Pearson was an Insurance Agent, living on Chatham Hill in 1881 (Census)

81.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANK PHILLIPS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1912
AGED 26 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

 

82.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
GERATT PIERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 28th 1801 AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO OF ALEXANDER NORWOOD
AGED 25 YEARS
"Tho' in the water our lives were lost,
The Lord has spar'd our bodies to the dust,
Those two bright youths was dutiful sons,
Alas, how soon their glass was run"
GERATT PIERSON THE ONLY CHILD
OF ROGER & MARTHA PIERSON
WHOM HE HAS LEFT TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
Repent in time, make no delay,
I in one moment was snatched away"

 

PILCHER see BUDD

 

83.   Coped Stone

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF
WILLIAM PUTERFER
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1877
AGED 58 YEARS

North Side

WILLIAM PUTERFER
WHO DIED [   ] MARCH 1886
AGED 73 YEARS

 

84.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH PUTERFER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 31st 1890
AGED 40 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOSEPH PUTERFER
THE LOVING HUSBAND OF
MATILDA PUTERFER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 29th 1926
AGED 70 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MATILDA PUTERFER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 8th 1936
AGED 89 YEARS
"At Rest"

William Puterfer was probably the Master of the barge Mavis at Rochester in 1881 (Census) The mate of the Mavis was William Puterfer, probably his son, who died in 1926. In 1891 a William Puterfey (sic) was Landlord of the King's Arms at Upnor (Kelly's Directory)

85.   Curbs

South Side

[IN LOVING MEMORY] OF FREDERICK RELF DIED 16th DECEMBER 1869 AGED 35 YEARS

North Side

ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIED 2nd MAY 1927 AGED 86 YEARS ALSO THOMAS TAYLOR DIED 2nd JANUARY 1929 AGED 87 YEARS (one line)

Frederick Relf was a Journeyman Joiner who died at Barming Asylum.
Thomas Taylor, of 79 Bill Street, was a Coke Burner in 1901(Census)

86.   Pedestals

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
VIOLET MAUD SAMSON
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 24th 1905
AGED 26 YEARS
"Peace"

Violet Samson was the daughter of a Baker in North Street (1901 Census).

87.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM SHILLINGLAW
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 24th APRIL 1810 AGED 39 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
WILLIAM, JOHN, ANN AND HESTER
WILLIAM SLACKFORD, GRANDSON
OF THE ABOVE DIED DECEMBER 20th 1819
AGED 4 YEARS

 

SLACKFORD see SHILLINGLAW

 

88.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD SMEED
BORN MARCH 1888
DIED DECEMBER 1904
ALSO
WILLIAM SMEED
DIED 12th OCTOBER 1921
AGED 84 YEARS
SARAH ANN SMEED
DIED 12th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 85 YEARS

William Smeed was a Bargeman of Wykeham Street (1901 Census)

89.   Headstone

SAMUEL ARTHUR
SON OF
SAMUEL & M. KATE SMITH
BORN SEPT. [   ] 1850?
DIED APRIL [   ] 1851?

 

90.   Headstone and Two Body Stones, Very Eroded

IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THOMAS SMITH OF YS PARISH
[WHO] DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. [1765 ?]
AGED 44? YEARS

Judging by the proximity of the Smith graves to each other, it seems more than likely that they are related. Elizabeth Smith's stone is around mid 18th century. There is an Elizabeth Smith from Strood, buried in 1765, this could be her.

91.   Headstone and Body Stone

Mr. SAMUEL SMITH
OF HOO DIED IN THE
PARISH OF STROOD 14th FEBRUARY 1812
AGED 86 YEARS

Samuel Smith, PCC Will PROB11/1537, dated 23rd August 1806. He had already conveyed most of his real estate to his four sons by his 2nd wife Rose. To son George, Lordship of the Manor of High Halstow and Duck's Court in the same parish, as well as land occupied by George at High Halstow and Hoo. To son Richard property he occupies and 2 acres of orchards and another acre at Hoo. To son, Samuel property in Hoo, to son James property near the Hollow Way at Frindsbury, and at Strood. Property in Union Street, Rochester to daughter, Ann and property in same street to James. Thomas Smith of Lingfield,Gent. (buried very close by) and William Rippon of St Margaret's, £600 in trust for Sarah Rumball to be invested for her. To son Samuel his interest in lands at Tudely and Capel given to the testator by his grandmother. £150 to son Thomas, £100 to his daughter Sarah Rumball, £300 to children of son Thomas, £300 to children of Sarah Rumball. Money and household goods to be sold by trustees as directed by Sarah Marwell, now living with him as his wife ?20 guineas to Sarah widow of son John, now Sarah Ribbens. 1811 Codicil William Rippon dead, son Thomas has had £100 as loan now left £50. Residue to sons, Samuel and James, daughter Ann now wife of Henry Murton, Gent.

92.   Ledger, Low Base

THOMAS SMITH
[OF] WILDENWICK HOUSE
[IN THE] PARISH OF LINGFIELD
SURREY, ESQ.
[WHO] DIED 15th NOVEMBER 1817
AGED 79 YEARS
[ALSO] ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
AFTERWARDS WIDOW OF
Mr. JOHN OAKLEY
DIED 13th APRIL 1827
AGED 70 YEARS
JOHN
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS SMITH
[WHO] DIED 25th DECEMBER 1834
AGED 60 YEARS

Thomas Smith was a Farmer and Grazier of Wilderswick, Lingfield. His PCC Will, PROB 11/1606, dated 30th July 1817, is very long and technical. Main points are: To wife Elizabeth, household goods and £100, and a further £1,000. To nephew John Gibbs, Solicitor of Strood, £100. To Elizabeth Valentine, niece of his wife, £200. To nephew John Lordes? £10 in addition to wages as may be owed him. To late servant William Stowell, of Chalk, 19 guineas, same sum to his wife Mary Stowell.. To trustees of Kent and Canterbury Hospital, £100. To Mary Bishop of Cranbrook, widow £50, to her daughter, Mary wife of Joseph Dauble? of Staplehurst, Tailor, 19 guineas. To son John, £100. To daughter, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Michael Comport of High Halstow, Farmer and Grazier, £1,000, owed to him by her husband, secured by a bond. Also to Elizabeth Ann, £1,000. To daughter, Sarah, wife of George Comport of Cooling, Farmer and Grazier, £2,000. To daughter, Jane wife of William Burt? Of Hoo, Farmer and Grazier, £2,000, sum owed him by her husband, secured by a bond. Leasehold marshland at High Halstow and Frindsbury, leased from Lady Twisden, to Michael Comport, but not livestock or crops. To daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, freehold houses in Doddington and Newnham. To wife annuity of £300 per annum for life. To John and Mary Lordes £25 per annum for life. To half sister Elizabeth Murton of Rochester, widow, an annuity of £20 per annum for life. To son, John an annuity of £300 per annum for life, subject to conditions. To wife, son in law George Comport and John Gibbs freehold in East Grinstead in Sussex and Properties in Doddington and Newnham, devised to his daughters, and East Borough at Frindsbury, in trust ? All leasehold to Michael Comport, and ?farming stock, implements and personal estate, upon trust, to be sold. Following conditions very long and involved ! Witnesses: James Baker, Martha Valentine and Mary Beard. A relation of Samuel Smith, who appointed him a trustee of his will, nature of relationship not clear.

93.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM SON OF
SAMUEL AND MARY SMITH
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF SEPT. 181[7]
AGED 5 MONTHS AND 14 DAYS
"Beneath a sleeping infant [lies]
To earth his body's lent
More glorious shall hereafter [   ]
And still more innocent"
ALSO HENRY FRANCIS SON OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 18th OF FEB. 1819
AGED 5 WEEKS
ALSO SAMUEL SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 5th JULY 18[  ]
AGED 6 MONTHS AND 11 DAYS

 

94.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES SMITH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1909
AGED 69 YEARS

James Smith was a Builder of Station Road (Kelly's Directory 1909)

95.   Ledger, Level with Ground

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN SPARKES ESQ.
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED 13th OF JUNE 1808
AGED 66 YEARS

John Sparks was an Attorney of Rochester, and a City Councillor, (Bailey's Directory 1784, Universal British Directory 1795) Will, dated 4th July 1805 and Codicil dated 11th June 1808: "Gentleman of Rochester" He bequeathed, to sister Mary Brown, £1,500; to servant, Mary Green, bed and furnishings of her room, £20, besides mourning. To servant Ann Woollett, if in his service at his death, mourning and £40. To Rev. Alexander Brown(e) and Rev. Charles Dalton, £900 Consolidated Stock, 3% Bank of England, upon trust, to pay interest to Mary Green for life, after her death,£900 Stock to niece, Mary Ann Brown(e). Nephew Alexander Brown(e) and niece Jane Dalton, wife of Charles Dalton, authorised to sell £900 to invest to pay Mary Green interest of £27 per annum for life. To Jane Dalton, a table clock; to John Simmons, Attorney of St. Margaret's, a mahogany cabinet; to John Gibbs, Attorney of Strood, a mahogany writing desk. Leasehold property in Rochester in trust to Executors, to dispose of. Money and monies invested , household goods and residue equally amongst Alexander Brown(e), Mary Ann Brown(e) and Jane Dalton. Executors: Alexander Brown(e) and Charles Dalton. Witnesses: Richard Fleet of Rochester, Linen Draper and Robert Burr of Chatham, Upholsterer.
Codicil: His personal estate charged with £30 per annum for Mary Green for life; to servant, Ann Woollett, £50 instead of £40, to her mother, Elizabeth, 2 guineas; to Ann's sister, Elizabeth, 1 guinea. All other parts of will to stand.
Administration Document: Rev. Nicholas Browne D. D. and Mary Ann Browne sworn as to authenticity of the Codicil before Commissioner, W .P. Menzise, [Vicar of Frindsbury] (N. B. Rev. Nicholas Browne has a monument on the south aisle wall) (PCC Will PROB11/1483)

96.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
THOMAS SPRATT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 18th 1781
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO THE AFORESAID THOMAS SPRATT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 13th 1799
AGED 56 YEARS
LIKEWISE ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM MISKIN AND DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCT. 16th 1799
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY MISKIN DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED NOV. 5th 1803 (sic)
AGED 3 YEARS

Thomas Spratt was a Blacksmith, his short PCC Will, PROB11/1334, is dated 27th September 1799. He leaves his personal estate to his Executors, his two daughters, Mary Spratt and Elizabeth Miskin, wife of William of Shorne, Blacksmith. Witnesses: John Reading, Servant to Mr Spratt and J. Gibbs, Attorney at Law, Strood.

97.   Curbs

South Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS HORACE STACEY WHO DIED 31st OCTOBER 1913 AGED 83 YEARS

North Side

ALSO LOUISA MARIA STACEY WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1915 AGED 80 YEARS

Thomas Stacey was a Gardener "non domestic", a Market Gardener ? Of Bowes Road (1901 Census)

98.   Railed Ledger, on "Oven" Type Tomb

SAMUEL STROUGHILL
DIED 28th JANUARY 1848
AGED 75 YEARS
SAMUEL HIS ELDEST SON
WHO DIED 12th APRIL 1883
AGED 69 YEARS

The Stroughills were Farmers at Home Street and Wainscott (Pigot's Directory 1838, Post Office Directory 1855,1841 Census) Samuel Junior died at "Wilesboro".

99.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH EVERSFIELD
WIFE OF
JOSEPH SUDWEEKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF APRIL 1833
AGED 40 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE 1 SON AND 6 DAUGHTERS
ALSO
RICHARD JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th FEBRUARY 1834
AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO
JOSEPH SUDWEEKS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th NOVEMBER 1851
AGED 6[1] YEARS
[   ]

Joseph Sudweeks was a Farmer in 1826 (Baptism Register). Relieving Officer of Wainscott (1841 Census)

TAYLOR see RELF

100.   Granite Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST JAMES TESTER WHO DIED 22nd JAN. 1941 AGED 62 YEARS

 

101.   C.W.G.C. Headstone and Curbs

C.W.G.C

9982 PRIVATE
W. J. THOMAS
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
1st NOVEMBER 1914 AGED 28

South Curb
OUR MOST BELOVED SON WILLIAM JAMES THOMAS WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NOV. 1st 1914 AGE 28 YEARS (one line)

North Curb

JAMES MASON THOMAS DIED 10th APRIL 1928 AGED 76 YEARS : ELIZA ANN THOMAS DIED NOVEMBER 4th 1945 AGED 92 YEARS (one line)

 

THORN see WILLIAMS

 

102.   Headstone

SACRED
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
[WILLIAM KENZIE] WARD
[   ]
UPNOR CASTLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF MAY 1854
AGED 32 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

William Kenzie Ward was a Civil Officer in the Ordnance Depot at Upnor (1851 Census)

103.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WATSON WIFE OF
CHARLES WATSON OF
STROOD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th NOV. 1811 AGED 23 YEARS
SARAH WATSON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd FEBRUARY 1811
AGED 5 MONTHS

Charles Watson, the father was probably the Butcher, of Strood (PCC Will)

104.   Headstone


CREST ON FRONT OF STONE OF ELIZABETH WEBB
Unfortunately, the front of this stone is so eroded, I can get nothing from it. Elizabeth Webb, died 1744, 
is on the back, but the name on the front, as far as I can tell, seems much longer than Webb.

Front, Armorial Crest, Inscription Too Eroded

Rear

HERE LIES INTERRED THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WEBB WHO DIED
NOV. [   ] 1744 AGED 76 YEARS

 

105.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM WEBB DIED 19th JULY 1933 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO AMY HIS DEAR WIFE DIED 12th APRIL 1957 AGED 91 YEARS

William Webb was a Barge Captain of The Cottage, Hoo Lodge in 1901.Was he the Captain of the barge of the nautical artist Wylie who lived at Hoo Lodge? (1901 Census)

106.   Headstone

Mrs. MARY WHITBY
DIED 8th JANRY. 1814
AGED 78

Mary Whitby died at Hartlip

107.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES WILLIAMS
SON OF
WILLIAM AND ANN WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1866
AGED 38 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
ALSO AMY THORN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND ANN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED APRIL 25th 1904
AGED 88 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

 

108.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 5th OF NOVEMBER [1875]
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO ANN WILLIAMS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th NOVEMBER 1875
AGED 74 YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
[ALSO] JOHN WILLIAMS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE] 22nd MAY 187[9]
AGED [6]4 YEARS

 

109.   Headstone and Curbs

[   ]
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED [FEBRUARY] [   ] 1891
AGED 7[9] YEARS[AND] [   ] MONTHS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
ALSO SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1897
AGED 85 YEARS
"Resting in Peace"

William Williams was a Labourer in 1839 (Registers), a Brickmaker in 1861 (Census), Retired Brickmaker, of Bill Street, (1881Census)

110.   Headstone and Two Body Stones

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA WOOD
[WIFE OF]
JOHN WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th ? DAY OF DECEMBER 1830
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF JUNE 1848
AGED 87 YEARS

John Wood a Farmer? Of Hayden Stud, Eastborough, (1841 Census) Died at Cheshunt

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