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All Saints Churchyard 1874 western extension, Frindsbury M.I.s
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Monumental Inscriptions of All Saints Churchyard western extension, Frindsbury
 
- recorded by D. E. Williams 2014

Introduction The extension to All Saints churchyard western extension, ME2 4UR, seems to date from c.1874, there are two stones with the initial dates of 1856 and 1861, but these are most likely to date from the second date on each stone. I have started in the north east corner and have worked from north to south, and have tried to follow the rows, which are rather staggered in places, so some positions are approximate. At the west end the cemetery is divided by a footpath, the section west of this path is quite narrow. The pre – 1930 monuments are in the north western part of this section, I have arranged these alphabetically because it is a relatively small area and easy to search for those wishing to visit. All other monuments are listed in their order in the rows, I have carried the numbers into the north west corner.
                                                                                                                            D. E. Williams 2014


Departed parishioners gather around All Saints, bathed in October sunlight

 


South Eastern Corner of the Churchyard Extension. All Saints Church in background

ROW 1

1. Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY ANN KENNARD
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1913
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1914
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ALICE ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1914
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN MARTHA KENNARD
WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1935
AGED 73 YEARS

WILLIAM KENNARD Baker, of South Eastern Terrace and Grove Road (Kelly's Directory, 1895)

2. Headstone and Curbs

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY JANE 'MEM'
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SAUNDERS
DIED OCT. 22nd 1914
AGED 57 YEARS
"One of the Best"
"And have you gone, for ever gone,
And left us here to weep,
Till we are called to follow you,
And to the grave to sleep,
Yet since you could no longer stay,
To cheer us with your love,
We hope to meet with you again,
In your bright world above"
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY SAUNDERS
DIED DEC. 20th 1949
AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"

HENRY SAUNDERS  Master Cooper (1911 Census)

3. Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER
BORN JANUARY 31st 1850
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1922
"At Rest"
ALSO CHARLOTTE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 11th 1933
AGED 78 YEARS
"United in Death"
ALSO JANE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDGAR THOMAS BALLARD
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th JUNE 1939 AGED 57 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

WILLIAM BAKER  Publican at the "Bell" public house (Kelly's Directory, 1895

4. Celtic Cross, Pedestals and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM E. BERRY
DIED DEC. 1st 1913 AGED 39
"Thy Will be Done"

WILLIAM BERRY  Beer Retailer at Upnor ?(Kelly's Directory, 1911

5. Curbs

IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN WINNE WHO PASSED AWAY 21st SEPTEMBER1913 AGED 37 YEARS

6.   Curbs

South Side
WILLIAM BURGESS WHO DIED 7th JUNE 1913 AGED 59 YEARS

North Side
Fallen and too heavy to lift

WILLIAM BURGESS   Rail Wagon Builder for Coal Factor (1911 Census)

7.   Small Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DORA MADGE WAKELING DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1914 AGED 3 MONTHS

8.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF N.W. GARDNER
WHO DIED APRIL 20th 1893
AGED 60 YEARS
"A loving wife, a mother dear,
A faithful friend lies sleeping here,
In love she lived, in peace she died,
Her life was prayed, but God denied"
LEFT SURVIVING 2 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS TO
MOURN HER LOSS
ALSO NICHOLAS WHYLAND GARDNER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 9th 1900
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA IRONMONGER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1907 ?AGED 42 YEARS
"Another old friend gone,
Another familiar face,
Another has laid his burden,
And run the near? race"

NICHOLAS GARDNER
Rail Carriage Examiner (1891 Census
Home was in Tunbridge Wells, when he died, but he died at Coulsdon, Surrey.
Personal Estate £81 17s 6d (Probate Index)

9.   Fallen Headstone with Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
[ELL]EN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES HOLLIDAY
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1889
AGED 54 YEARS
"We cannot, Lord, thy purpose see,
But all is well that (sic) done by thee"

CHARLES HOLLIDAY  Foundry Labourer (1881 Census)

10.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN WIGG
DIED 25th APRIL 1890
AGED 58 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO JANE CAROLINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 30th AUGUST 1894
AGED 64 YEARS

JOHN WIGG  Sail Maker in Luton Road, Chatham (1881 Census)

ROW 2

11.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILY WIFE OF JOHN FRENCH OF AYLESFORD WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1913 AGED 66 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO THEIR SON HERBIE WHO FELL IN ACTION AT BOUZINCOURT? JUNE 30th 1918 AGED 19 YEARS (one line)

12.   Curbs

North Side
ELIZABETH ANN THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN H. JENNINGS WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1913 AGED 61 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO JOHN HORTON JENNINGS DIED 3rd JUNE 1918 AGED 67 YEARS

JOHN JENNINGS  Licensed Victualler at Milton Regis (1911 Census
"The Watermans Arms" at Milton Regis, his effects valued at £602 4s 6d ( Probate Index

13.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN CUTLAND HILL
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1913
AGED 67 YEARS
"In health and strength he left his home,
Not thinking death so near,
It pleased the Lord to bid him come,
And in his sight appear"
AND SUSAN HILL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 15th 1915
AGED 71 YEARS
"A sudden change, at God's command she fell,
She had no chance to bid her friends farewell,
Affliction came without warning given,
And bid her haste to meet her God in heaven"

JOHN C. HILL   Shipwright, Unemployed in 1911, (Census)

14.   Curbs

North Side
DANIEL IZABY WHO DIED 21st OF DEC. 1912 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO MATILDA JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13th OF AUGUST 1939 AGED 76 YEARS (one line)

South Side
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER FLORENCE ETHEL WO DIED 14th OCT. 1920 AGED 38 YEARS

DANIEL IZABY   Crane Driver (1911 Census)

15.   Curbs

South Side
MARY SKINNER DIED 1912 AGED 76
JAMES WATKINS DIED JUNE 26th 1916 AGED 20

North Side
THOMAS WATKINS DIED MAY 7th 1924 AGED 58
ELIZABETH WATKINS DIED FEB. 19th 1938 AGED 69

THOMAS WATKINS   Lighterman, (1911 Census)

16.   

1942 - not recorded

17.   Headstone and Curbs

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN KEMP
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1881
AGED 54 YEARS
"For what is life, it is even a vapour,
That appeareth for a little time and
Then vanisheth away"
ALSO JAMES TUFFEY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1899
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO SELINA TUFFEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 26th 1915
AGED 79YEARS
"Lord Jesus receive my Spirit"

JOHN KEMP   Iron Moulder, Personal Estate valued at £400 (Probate Index)
JAMES TUFFEY   Tailor, died at the Conservative Club, Personal Estate, £2,052 16s 7d (Probate Index)

18.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

ROW 3

19.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM FRANKS
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1903
AGED 23 YEARS
"Released from sorrow, sin and pain,
And free from every care,
By angels hands to heaven conveyed,
To rest for ever there"
ALSO
STEPHEN FRANKS
WHO DIED 29th OCTOBER 1906
AGED 66 YEARS
"Past all pain for ever,
Done with sickness now,
Those dear eyes are closed forever,
Peaceful is thy brow"
"Gone but not forgotten,
Never shall thy memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where thou are laid"

WILLIAM FRANKS   Bargeman on father's barge (1901 Census)
STEPHEN FRANKS   Barge Owner of Upnor (1901 Census).   
The latter's personal estate was valued at £518 11s 1d (Probate Index)

20.   Curbs

1950's - not recorded

21.   Large plot, Iron Posts & Chains, Cruciform Coped with two Ledgers with Horizontal Crosses
             on each side, all Red Granite


The Stone Family of Upnor

Coped Stone
South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EUPHENIA GOODEVE
WIFE OF JOSEPH STONE OF UPNOR
DIED 8th SEPTEMBER 1905 AGED 60 YEARS
"Behold, I am with thee and will keep thee in all places
whither thou goest, I will not leave thee" Gen. Xxviii v 157

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH STONE
HUSBAND OF EUPHENIA GOODEVE
DIED 17th MAY 1914 AGED 93 YEARS
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
Me all the days of my life"

WILLIAM PHILIP BUDD STONE YOUNGEST SON DIED 29th JAN. 1951 AGED 89 YEARS

North Ledger
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY STONE
DIED AUGUST 17th 1925
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH STONE
DIED AUG. 4th 1931
AGED 72 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

South Ledger
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
REUBEN SINCLAIR STONE
OF UPNOR
DIED APRIL 21st 1928 AGED 79
ALSO LOUISA SYLVIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 11th 1935 AGED 82
ALSO JAMES CAMPBELL
FIFTH SON OF THE ABOVE
WOUNDED AT YPRES
DIED MAY 9th 1915 AGED 26
ALSO JOSEPH
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED IN ACTION
AT ALBERT NOV. 12th 1916 AGED 29
ALSO
CHARLES CAMPBELL STONE
FOURTH SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 21st 1949 AGED 62

JOSEPH STONE, died 1914   Shop Keeper, Baker and Post Office, Lower Upnor (Kelly's 1895 Directory). Personal Estate, £5,950 (Probate Index)
REUBEN STONE, died 1928   Baker , Personal Estate valued at £1,5567 17s (Probate Index)
JOSEPH STONE, died 1931   Baker and Grocer at Stoke (1911 Census)
JAMES STONE, died 1915   Clerk, H.M. Customs (1911 Census)
JOSEPH STONE, died 1916   Hospital Clerk (1911 Census)
CHARLES STONE, died 1949   Baker (1911 Census)

22.   Large plot, Broken Pillar on Pedestals


Frank Miskin, the wealthy Farmer and Contractor who died in 1904
(The identity of the person buried under the fallen obelisk (west of Miskin)
will have to remain a mystery, having proved beyond my strength to move it!)

East Side
"Not Dead
But Living in Thee"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK MISKIN
WHO PASSED INTO THE GREATER LIFE
NOVEMBER 11th 1904 AGED 48
"In Faith we Meet Again"

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EVELYN FIFTH SON OF
WILLIAM L. MISKIN
WHO PASSED OVER JUNE 30th 1911
AGED 28 YEARS

FRANK MISKIN   Farmer and Contractor at at Stoke in 1901 (Census)
Personal Estate valued at £39, 682 15s 1d* (Probate Index).   * (Modern value, over £2,000,000)
From the Chatham Observer
"DEATH OF MR FRANK MISKIN
We regret to have to record the death of Mr Frank Miskin, partner in the firm of Messrs Tuff and Miskin, contractors, Rochester, Gravesend and elsewhere, which sad event occurred at his residence, Greenfields, Wainscott, on Friday.
   The deceased was a son of the late Mr Wm. Miskin, of Beluncle, Hoo, and for many years he resided at Mackay's Court, Stoke, only removing to to Wainscott in recent years. The death of the deceased was not altogether unexpected for, some months past he had been known to be suffering from a very painful malady. In May last year he underwent a serious operation, and a week before is death a further operation was deemed necessary, but his life could not be saved, and he passed away on the day named. Mr Miskin was 48 years of age. He leaves a widow (daughter of Mr Henry Pye, of St. Mary's Hall) and one daughter to mourn his loss.
   The deceased gentleman had been connected with the firm of Tuff and Miskin for nearly 20 years, and besides he was a director of the building firm of Frank Miskin, Ltd., of the barge owning firm of Samuel West, Ltd., and of the firm of timber merchants, Drake and Co., Ltd. He was a keen man of business , and his strict integrity won for him the respect and esteem of all with whom he became acquainted.
   The late Mr Miskin took an interest in public affairs in the district in which he resided in which he resided. He was for some years Chairman of the Stoke School Board, becoming a member of the Education Committee upon these bodies ceasing to exist to exist. He took a great interest in all kinds of sport, and was a fine shot.
    In politics he was a Conservative, and by his death his party has lost a staunch supporter.
THE FUNERAL
The deep regard in which the late Mr Miskin was held was evidenced on Wednesday, when his mortal remains were laid to rest in Frindsbury Churchyard. Hundreds of people assembled from all parts of the district, the churchyard being almost filled with friends and sympathisers.
   The funeral cortège comprised a glass car, bearing the coffin, and covered with floral tributes, the private carriage of the deceased containing wreaths, a landau filled with wreaths, and several private coaches, in which rode the mourners.
   A large number of personal friends and employees of the late Mr Miskin awaited the arrival of the cortège on Frindsbury Hill and walked in the rear of the procession from that point along the Avenue to the church...........................
    The whole of the Burial Service, with the exception of the committal portion, was conducted in the church, the officiating clergy being the Revs. R. Marley (Vicar of Hoo), W. H, Jackson, and H. T. Young. The service was plain, but the hymns, "Oh God our help" and "Now the labourer's task is o'er" were sung. As the coffin was borne from the church to the graveside the organist (Mr E. W. Dibley) played "The Dead March" from "Saul".
   The grave, a new one was bricked and lined with white chrysanthemums, ivy and smilax. The body was enclosed in a shell and an oak coffin with brass furniture. The brass plate bore the inscription: "Frank Miskin: died 11th Nov., 1904; aged 48 years"........................"
    There were 150 floral tributes and the mourners in addition to the family, included Henry Pye, Senior, Henry Pye, Junior, Charles Tuff, M.P., Doctors, R. R. Brown, J. Holroyd and Cosman, F. F. Smith, Mayor of Rochester, Thomas Lake Aveling, the Steward of the Castle Club, Mr Olding, Re, T. J. Cleave Warne, Vicar of Stoke, H. Cobb and R. Cobb, Frank Drake, S. J. Brice, F. and Spencer Woodhams, H. T. Williams (Head of Wainscott School), Joseph Pardoe, Schoolmaster, Henry Smetham, Historian of Strood, Office staff of Tuff and Miskin and workmen from Stoke and St.Mary's.

EVELYN MISKIN   Personal Estate £182 11s 9d (Probate Index)

23.   Small Headstone and Curbs


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WALLIS
WHO DIED 3rd FEBRUARY 1912
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th DECEMBER 1925
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED SON OF THE ABOVE 1883 – 1958

GEORGE WALLIS   Licensed Victualler and Police Pensioner (1911 Census)
Beer Retailer at the Quarry (Kelly's Directory1903)

24.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM WATKINS
WHO DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1911
AGED 63 ? YEARS
ALSO SIDNEY GEORGE
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION 9th OF SEPTEMBER 1917
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOSEPH WATKINS
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1925
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO BERTHA BLAIR
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1946
AGED 92 YEARS

WILLIAM J.WATKINS   Fishmonger and Dealer (1911 Census). 
Personal Estate £727 13s 8d (Probate Index)

25.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY LEONARD WARWOOD WHO DIED JULY 19th 1911 AGED 19 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO ISHMAEL BUTLER WARWOOD WHO DIED JANUARY 15th 1932 AGED 69 YEARS

ISHMAEL WARWOOD   Shop Keeper and Post Office (Kelly's Directory1903 )
In 1911 Census, Labourer at Road Roller Works, same man?

26.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HAROLD VERNON PARDOE
BORN NOV. 20th 1903
DIED JUNE 12th 1911
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO JOSEPH PARDOE
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 10th 1924 AGED 55 ? YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

JOSEPH PARDOE DIED 1924
From Chatham Observer
"MR. J. PARDOE
We regret to record the death on Sunday of Mr Joseph Pardoe (55) headmaster of the Wainscott Council School. He was taken ill about three weeks ago with gastric influenza, and heart trouble developed which brought about his end.
   There is little doubt that Mr Pardoe's condition was accentuated by the serious illness of his only daughter Molly, who is in a Chatham nursing home, where she has undergone a series of operations. Mrs Pardoe had only just returned from visiting her daughter on Sunday morning, when she found that her husband had suddenly expired.
   A native of Woolescote, near Stourbridge, the late Mr Pardoe entered the teaching profession at an early age, and after obtaining his certificate at Chester College he served in schools at Netterend, Hereford, and Lye, Worcestershire. He then obtained an appointment under the Kent Education Committee at Stoke, where he remained six years, and 16 years ago, on the death of Mr Roberts, was transferred to the school at Frindsbury Extra. Under his able leadership and the zealous manner in which Mrs Pardoe has worked in the infants department, Wainscott School has become one of the most successful schools in the county. Nature study and gardening are taught to both boys and girls, and some wonderfully good results have been obtained. The allotments in connection with the school are recognised to be in as good order as any in Kent. Basketwork and woodwork are among other accomplishments of the scholars of Wainscott School, and the tuition of all these important subjects Mr Pardoe took a leading part.
   He was exceedingly popular both with staff and scholars, and a friend of many of the parents. His death has cast a gloom over the whole district.
   Mr Pardoe took an active interest in the local branch of the National Union of Teachers he had filled the office of president, was a member of the committee, and represented the branch at the Kent County Association.
   In church work, too, he played a prominent part, being sides-man at Frindsbury, a member of the Church Council, superintendent of Wainscott Sunday School, and rurial-deaconal treasurer for the Diocesan Quota Fund. In all these directions his place will be hard to fill.
   The funeral took place in Frindsbury Churchyard yesterday and was largely attended. The Rev. H. F. Shepherd (vicar) officiated, assisted by the Rev. E. S. Jose (late vicar). The choirboys led the singing of the hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy" and the Nunc Domittis was chanted as the body was borne from the church to the graveside. Floral tributes were sent, amongst others, by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochester, the Frindsbury Parochial Church Council, the sides-men of Frindsbury Church, the Rochester, Chatham and District National Union of Teachers, chairman and managers of Staff and the little ones of Wainscott School, the Wainscott Sunday School children, and members of the Wainscott Institute, Messrs G. Gates and Sons carried out the funeral arrangements"

27.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR NEAME
WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th MAY 1911 AGED 48 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELIZA NEAME
WHO DIED 30th OCTOBER 1950 AGED 87 YEARS

ARTHUR NEAME  Wood Sawyer (1901 Census)

28.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF LEWIS HARRISON
AT REST OCT. 23rd 1910 AGED 32

North Side
ALSO EDITH
AT REST 12th JUNE 1953 AGED 69 YEARS

LEWIS HARRISON  Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy at Gibraltar? (1901 Census)

29.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH HAMMOND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 1st 1880
AGED 76 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO OF
MR. JAMES COOPER
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER [    ] 1882
AGED 49 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO OF
EMILY COOPER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 18th 1887
AGED [ 7 ] YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR. JAMES COOPER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[            ] 1908

30.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARIA THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES EVENDEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS APRIL 21st 1886
AGED 75 YEARS
"Fain would I tell to sinners proud,
What a dear Saviour I have found,
And point to the redeeming blood,
And say behold the way to God,
The blood of Jesus Christ his son,
Cleanseth us from all sin"
ALSO JAMES EVENDEN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS DECEMBER 27th 1899
AGED 93 YEARS

JOHN EVENDEN  Retired Market Gardener (1891 Census)

31.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NANCY BLACKMAN
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1896
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
ALFRED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1820
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM SAMUEL THEIR SON
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1893
AGED 23 YEARS

ALFRED BLACKMAN  Agricultural Labourer (1911 Census)

WILLIAM SAMUEL BLACKMAN, DIED 1893
The following is a concise version of the long Chatham Observer article
"A BRIDEGROOM DROWNED, THE GIRL'S MOTHER CAUSED TROUBLE"
INQUEST at Guildhall, Rochester. CORONER Mr W. H. Bell, L.L.B.  FOREMAN OF JURY Mr A. Maddox
BODY FOUND at entrance of Thames and Medway Canal
WITNESS: Mr Alfred Blackman, father of deceased. Agricultural labourer of Frindsbury. His son worked on Mr Baker's farm for 7½ years. He left work in April, hoping to find work at Wouldham Cement Works. He was due to be married in a fortnight, if he was successful in getting job.
   When he returned to his father's house, he seemed depressed. His father did not suspect "foul play" in son's death and had no idea how his son ended up in river. His son was happy at home.
TO FOREMAN'S QUESTION: When his son left home, he had no idea he might commit suicide.
TO CORONER'S QUESTION: His son was going to Wouldham because his fiancée lived there; he approved of his son's marriage.
WITNESS: Mr William Heaver of 3 Raven's Knowle, Wouldham, labourer in Mr Peter's chalk quarry. Blackman was to marry his adopted daughter, Julia Lambert. They were to live in witnesses house. Blackman left his house the 7th of April to get medicine for a bad cold from Dr Bell in Rochester. Witness lent him 5 shillings. Before he left the house he gave his purse (containing 11/6d) to Heaver to look after, he also left his watch and chain. Blackman had some savings and was going to draw money out to buy Heaver's furniture. Blackman was a hard worker. Three weeks previously witness heard him threaten to commit suicide, saying "I am in two minds to do away with myself", adding that "his girl's mother" had upset him.
TO A JUROR'S QUESTION: He did not think it odd that Blackman had left his watch
CORONER'S QUESTION: Did girl's mother object to marriage ? Heaver did not want to answer question but Coroner insisted. Heaver said the girls' mother wanted to part them.
TO FOREMAN'S QUESTION: Blackman was cheerful on Monday, there was no indication he would commit suicide.
WITNESS: Dr A.T. F. Brown examined body, there were no signs of violence. Body had been in water 2 or 3 days, probably drowned.
WITNESS: Mr William Mungeam, assistant lock keeper , who found the body at 5.30 am, between the lock gate and floodgate. He did not think the body was brought in by tide.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: He found Blackman's cap in inner lock. Blackman's head was jammed in girder of flood gates.
WITNESS: Julia Mary Lambert, of Frog Lane, Upnor. She last saw Blackman on Sunday night at Strood Station; he was going to Halling to cross the river to Wouldham by the ferry.
   They parted on good terms; he told her he had no regular work, with none in view. She had known him 3 years. He told her he had saved £33 and was going to withdraw £22 to buy Mr Heaver's furniture. Not having work seemed to prey on his mind. Her mother objected to the marriage, but her father told her she was old enough to do what she thought proper. She had no reason to think Blackman would commit suicide but now believed he had done so.
VERDICT: "Found drowned, circumstances unknown"

32.   Headstone and Curbs with remains of low railings


Caswell Family

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBERT FRENCH CASWELL
BORN 16th OF JULY 1869
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN
ROTTERDAM HARBOUR
ON THE NIGHT OF FRIDAY
11th DECEMBER 1885
"In the midst of life we are in Death"

ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING INTERRED AT HIGHAM

BORN 10th AUG. 1866   ARTHUR   DIED 9th DEC. 1872

BORN 16th MAY 1873   LIZZY   DIED 31st MAY 1873

BORN 10th OCT. 1876   KATHERINE ANN    DIED 21st DEC. 1876

"Suffer them to come unto Me"
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF SAMUEL CASWELL
WHO DIED ON THE 26th MARCH 1903
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMUEL CASWELL
WHO DIED 1st DECEMBER 1915 AGED 83 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

SAMUEL CASWELL, DIED 1915
From Chatham Observer
"A POOR LAW OFFICER
DEATH OF MR. S. CASWELL
The interment took place in Frindsbury Churchyard on Saturday of Mr Samuel Caswell, who passed away at his residence, 7 St. Mary's Road, Strood, on the previous Wednesday.
   The deceased gentleman, who was 83 years of age, was for four years on the official staff of the Workhouse at Strood. He relinquished this appointment in 1860, and was afterwards for 12 years a clerk in the office of the late Mr R. L. Cobb, auctioneer and land agent, Higham.
   He returned to the Poor Law service in 1872 as relieving officer for the Strood district of the Strood Union, and was also appointed registrar of births, marriages and deaths for the same area, positions from which he retired on pension in October 1899.
   Mr Caswell also held a number of other offices. He was for many years vaccination officer and attendance officer for Higham, Cliffe-at-Hoo and Cuxton, and was first inspector for the district under the Infant Protection Act. He leaves a son and daughter. Mrs Caswell having pre-deceased her husband by about ten years."

33.   Iron Cross

Illegible

34.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR FATHER
HIRAM TIBE LONDON
DIED 15th JANUARY 1888
AGED 73 YEARS
"These Men see the wonders of the Lord
and his wonders in the Deep"
ALSO
SUSANNAH BUDELL LONDON
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1939
AGED 74 YEARS
"O Rest in the Lord"

35.   Headstone and Curbs

IN MEMORIA
HELEN
THE DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND LOUISA CAMPBELL
BORN MAY 4th 1851 ?
DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1888
ALSO COLIN
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOV. 27th 1862
DIED OCT. 9th 1866
"For so He giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO LOUISE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
JAMES CAMPBELL
BORN OCT. 6th 1827
DIED FEB. 18th 1897
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES CAMPBELL
BORN JAN. 1st 1834
DIED MAY 16th 1905
ALSO OF ALICE CAMPBELL
THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN SEPTEMBER 14th 1855
DIED MAY 6th 1938

36.   Headstone

"Though lost to sight, to memory ever Dear"
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
STEPHEN BARDEN
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1889
AGED 42 YEARS
"Yea though I walk through the Valley of
the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil,
For thou art with me, thy rod and thy
staff, they comfort me"
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
SORROWING WIDOW

STEPHEN BARDEN  Railway Engine Driver (1881 Census)

37.   Headstone


Thomas Boucher, Late Surveyor General of the G.P.O., died 1885

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS BOUCHER
OF "HOLLYWOOD" FRINDSBURY
LATE SURVEYOR GENERAL
OF H.M.'s GENERAL POST OFFICE
BORN 16th NOVEMBER 1817
DIED 13th MAY 1885
ALSO OF HIS ONLY SISTER
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM SPINK
OF LONDON AND CALCUTTA
BORN 19th MAY 1816
DIED 24th DECEMBER 1876
ON HER VOYAGE FROM INDIA AND WAS
BURIED AT SEA
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they
Shall see God"

THOMAS BOUCHER  Personal Estate £10, 051 7s 5d. Re-sworn 1886, £9,999 7s 11d (Probate Index)
One of the executors, Thomas William Spink of the City of London, East India Agent

38.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY
OF
FRANCES SARAH CROUCH
OF FRINDSBURY
DIED 2nd NOVEMBER 1885
IN HER 90th YEAR
ALSO HER SISTER
ESTHER MARY CROUCH
WHO DIED ON CHISTMAS DAY 1891
AGED 84 YEARS
"Jesus saith
I am the Way, the Truth and
the Life; no man cometh unto
the Father, but by Me"

39.   Pedestals, Cross Displaced

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES SYDNEY
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN ROBERTS
DIED JANUARY 16th 1915
AGED 66 YEARS
"In Faith we meet again"

North side
ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN
PERCY CHARLES
DIED APRIL 18th 1887
AGED 2 YEARS 10 MONTHS
ELLEN LUCY
DIED APRIL 20th 1887 AGED 1 YEAR
MABEL CONSTANCE
DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1889 AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO OF ARTHUR CHARLES
DIED MARCH 20th 1873 AGED 11 MONTHS
INTERRED IN CHATHAM CEMETERY
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

South Side
ALSO
MARY ANN
WIDOW OF THE LATE
CHARLES SYDNEY ROBERTS
DIED JUNE 26th 1938
AGED 87 YEARS

CHARLES ROBERTS  Retired Builder (1911 Census)
Of "Wickfield", personal estate £13,839 16s 10d

40.   Headstone 

 - not recorded

41.   Fallen and Broken Headstone

ERNEST WILLIAM HODGE
DIED 8th AUGUST 18[92] AGED 3 YEARS
ALICE EMILY HODGE
[DIED] 9th AUGUST 18[92] AGED 8 YEARS
ERNEST [R]OSER HODGE
[DIED] 10th AUGUST 18[82]2 AGED [    ] MONTHS
ALSO LENA HODGE
[DIED] [    ] AUGUST 1892 AGED 12 MONTHS
ALSO BEATRICE HODGE
DIED 14th AUGUST 1892 AGED [5 YEARS]
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO ERNEST ROSER HODGE
DIED [    ] OCTOBER 1942 ?AGED [    ]

42.   Pedestals, Curbs and CWGC Headstone

South Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES BULLEN
LAY WORKER OF ST. MARY'S
PARISH CHURCH, STROOD
AND SERVER AT THE ALTAR
ENTERED INTO REST
FEBRUARY 4th 1892 AGED 49 YEARS

East Side
PTE. HARRY
MARCH WILLS
R.A.M.C. 87139
WHO DIED AT THE MILITARY HOSPITAL
WOKING 5th NOVEMBER 1918
AGED 41 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

North Side
ALSO OF
HANNAH
MARSH BULLEN
WIDOW OF THE LATE
JAMES BULLEN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
10th FEBRUARY 1921
AGED 78 YEARS
"With Christ which is far better"

C.W.G.C. Headstone

87139 PRIVATE
H. M. WILLS
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
5th NOVEMBER 1918

ROW 4

43.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLS
OF UPPER UPNOR
WHO DIED MAY 21st 1902
AGED 62 YEARS
"Though lost to sight,
To memory ever dear"
ALSO EMMA WILLS
DIED MAY 9th 1905
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 28th 1904
AGED 28 YEARS
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow,
For thou knowest not what the day shall bring

JOHN WILLS  Inn Keeper "Crown and Anchor", Upnor (1901 Census)

44.   Headstone

Face Down

45.   Headstone

1961 - not recorded

46.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS SUMMER STARTUP
WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1910
AGED 48 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN STARTUP
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1916
AGED 52 YEARS
"And with the morn, those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile"
ALSO ARTHUR
ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION 15th SEPT. 1916
"For duty's sake he gave his life,
---- a life to save,
A lonely soldier's grave he reaps,
And with earth's noblest dead he sleeps"
AGED 24 YEARS

THOMAS STARTUP  Market Gardener (1901 Census)

47.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCES ANN HAYWARD
WHO DIED OCT. 27th 1911 AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF HENRY EDWARD HAYWARD HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED JUNE 10th 1927 AGED 66 YEARS

HENRY HAYWARD  Engineer's Clerk (1911 Census)

48.   Curbs

1950's - not recorded

49.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES SALES
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1911
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th DECEMBER 1911
AGED 53 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

JAMES SALES  Tunnel Watch Keeper (1911 Census)

50.   Curbs

South Side
HENRY JAMES POCOCK WHO DIED 12th JULY 1933 AGED 48 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HAROLD POCOCK WHO DIED 2nd AUGUST 1910 AGED 18 YEARS

51.   Curbs

South Side
EMMA WAGHORNE WHO DIED 2nd NOVEMBER 1917 AGED 21 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF PHILIP WAGHORNE WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1930 AGED 69 YEARS

52.   Small Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
OTWAY BOURNE
WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1878
AGED 24 YEARS
"While in the world I did remain,
My latter days were grief and pain,
But when the Lord, he thought it best,
He took me to a place of rest"
ALSO ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 22nd 1877
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD HENRY
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED [SEPTEMBER 2] 2nd 1877
[AGED 11 WEEKS]

53.   Headstone and Foot Stone

CHARLES PARSONS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th FEBRUARY 1878
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE PARSONS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] JUNE 1894
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM CHARLES PARSONS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 4th MARCH 1879
AGED 5 YEARS
"Oh keep us faithful God,
[      ] faithful to thy Dove"

54.   Modern Curb

 - not recorded

55.   Curb

1930's - not recorded

56.   Curbs

South Side
ALSO HARRY STIRRUP SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1924 AGED 42 YEARS

57.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
GEORGE BARNETT
DIED APRIL 2nd 1839
DIED JUNE 16th 1884
"For his real worth let friendship,
drop a tear,
who knew him best lament him,
most sincere"
ALSO TRUMAN
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 28th 1869
DIED AUGUST 6th 1883
"One gentle sigh, his spirit fled,
we scarcely thought he
could be dead"
ALSO ELIZA BARNETT
BORN MARCH 10th 1844
DIED MARCH 20th 1895

GEORGE BARNET  Contractor of Parsonage House, (2 Servants) (1881 Census)

58.   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS PUTTIFER
BORN APRIL 16th 1843
DIED JANUARY 27th 1910
ALSO MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN MAY 10th 1844
DIED JUNE 6th 1906
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
CAROLINE
BORN JUNE 6th 1869
DIED JANUARY 1st 1885
ARTHUR JOSEPH
BORN MARCH 31st 1874
DIED APRIL 14th 1890
"A sudden change, I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell,
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine, tomorrow you may fall"

THOMAS PUTTIFER  Bargeman (1901 Census)

59.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH PUTTIFER
WHO DIED MARCH 20th 1885
AGED 67 YEARS

60.   Curbs

HENRY JOHNSON ALSO OF ADELATE (sic) MARY JOHNSON
WHO DIED JUNE 2nd 1909 AGED 70 YEARS WHO DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1913 AGED 66 YEARS

HENRY JOHNSON  Agricultural Labourer (1901 Census)

ROW 5

61.   Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN CHARLOTTE LEWRY
DIED 27th NOVEMBER 1902
AGED 32 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"

62.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD HEAD
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 15th 1903
AGED 72 YEARS

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD HEAD
WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN. 25th 1910
AGED 77 YEARS

EDWARD HEAD  Rail Guard (1871 Census)

63.   

1939 - not recorded

64.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM WALTER
WHO DIED 10th JULY 1904
IN HER 48th YEAR
"Oh, for the touch of a vanished hand,
and the sound of a voice that is still"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WALTER
WHO DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1905
IN HIS 50th YEAR
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"

WILLIAM WALTER  Cement Labourer (1901 Census)
Or... Civil Servant?, Personal Estate £1,439 12s 5d (Probate Index)

65.   Curbs

1936 - not recorded

66.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
ANN ELIZABETH BLAKE OSENTON
DIED APRIL 18th 1915
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BLAKE OSENTON
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 21st 1923
AGED 83 YEARS

67.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILY MAUD BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 21st 1914 AGED 58 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ALICE A. SAUNDERS
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 25th 1929 AGED 40 YEARS

68.   Curbs

South Side
ELIZABETH SARAH STONE WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1912 AGED 15 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS

North Side
ALSO WILLIAM HENRY STONE DIED JUNE 1st 1923 AGED 51 YEARS

WILLIAM STONE  River Constable, City of London (1911 Census)
(2015-02-13 Ian Smith states that Henry William Stone was his Great Grandfather and was a City of Rochester River Policeman and had reached the rank of Sergent when he died.)

69.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BOLTON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1910
IN HER 50th YEAR
"In death, O Lord abide with me"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS BOLTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1922
AGED 64 YEARS

THOMAS BOLTON  Waterman, Stone Trade (1911 Census)

70.   Curbs

Parts missing

71.   Headstone

1950's - not recorded

72.   Cruciform Coped


Thomas Whitebread, the Farmer, died 1896

North Side
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS WILLIAM WHITEBREAD
BORN 27th FEBRUARY 1868 DIED 1st MARCH 1868
ALSO BEATRICE MAY WHITEBREAD
BORN 18th MAY 1882 DIED 15th SEPTEMBER 1887
ALSO IVO JOHN WHITEBREAD
BORN 19th APRIL 1884 DIED 16th APRIL 1923
ALSO OF STANLEY EIGHTH SON OF THOMAS WILLIAM AND MARY ANN
WHITEBREAD WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1878 AGED 4 MONTHS

South Side
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS WILLIAM WHITEBREAD
WHO DIED 18th NOVEMBER 1896 AGED 52 YEARS
"Not my will but thine be done"
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1915 AGED 71 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
IN MEMORY OF HERBERT FOURTH SON OF THOMAS WILLIAM AND MARY ANN
WHITEBREAD WHO DIED 19th MAY 1878 AGED 6 YEARS

THOMAS WHITEBREAD  Farmer, Personal Estate £4, 687 19s (Probate Index)

73.   Face Down, Modern ?

 

74.   Curbs, no inscription

 

75a.   Detached Headstone, against wall

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES AMELIA [EVENDEN]
WHO DIED JAN. 8th [1881]
AGED 4 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
ALSO JANE EVENDEN
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 190[3]
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO JOHN STAINCHALL EV[ENDEN]
WHO DIED DEC. 5th 192[5]
AGED 76 YEARS

JOHN EVENDEN  Publican "Royal Oak" (Kelly's Directory 1895, 1909)
In 1881 Census at "Fleur d' Lis" at Burham

ROW 6

75b.   

1930's - not recorded

76.    Headstone and Foot Stone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN WALTER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
12th JANUARY 1902
AGED 76 YEARS
"With Christ which is far Better"
ALSO ELIZA BARDEN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 30th MARCH 1914
AGED 80 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO EMILY COOK
DIED 6th JANUARY 1944
AGED 84 YEARS

77.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY THOMAS WILLIAMS
DIED 5th SEPTEMBER 1910
AGED 73 YEARS
FOR 33 YEARS ASSISTANT OVERSEER
AND 6 YEARS CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS
PARISH OF FRINDSBURY

HENRY THOMAS WILLIAMS DIED 1910
From Chatham Observer
"MR. H. T. WILLIAMS
A well known resident of Frindsbury passed away on Monday morning in the person of Mr Henry Thomas Williams, aged 73 years. The deceased, who resided at Grove House, Grove Road, carried on for many years the business of a builder, and for 33 years he was rate collector and assistant overseer of the parishes of Frindsbury Intra and Frindsbury Extra.
   In business he was one of the most successful traders in the towns, and was able to retire some years since, owning a considerable amount of property in the neighbourhood. Sometime afterwards he gave up his parochial work, and, it will be remembered, on his relinquishing the office, the district was divided, Mr W. J. Baker being appointed assistant overseer and rate collector for Frindsbury Intra, and Mr S.W. Ring for Frindsbury Extra.
   The deceased was also a staunch Churchman, and for many years was Churchwarden at Frindsbury Church. For three years he represented Frindsbury Extra on the Strood Board of Guardians and District Council, and his knowledge of the parish and it's needs made him a most useful member, especially on the latter body.
   He was a man of strict integrity, and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. Mr Williams had been ailing for a long time. Bronchitis and asthma ga

78.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen and Curbs

East Side
IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY BARDEN
DIED JULY 28th 1902
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO LYDIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 18th 1932
AGED 82 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
ELSIE MAUD
THIRD DAUGHTER & BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT J. WEAVER
PASSED AWAY SEPT. 12th 1947
AGED 58 YEARS
"A Beautiful Memory"

North Side
ALSO
ROBERT JOHN
WEAVER
PASSED AWAY 27th APRIL 1946
AGED 65 YEARS
CREMATED AT CHARING

79.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JENNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN WYLES
OF STONEHOUSE FARM
WHO DIED JULY 13th 1901
AGED 39 YEARS
"Come to me – saith one? - and coming,be at rest"
ALSO
JOHN DENNIS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1914
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO JOHN WYLES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT MAIDSTONE FEBY. 20Th 1944
AGED 84 YEARS
"Abide with me"
ALSO STANLEY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT SHANGHAI MARCH 7th 1927
AGED 31 YEARS

80.   Celtic Cross

THOMAS ROBERTS
DIED NOV. 22nd 1908
AGED 62 YEARS

THOMAS ROBERTS  School Master at Wainscott (1881 Census)

81.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER
OF
WILLIAM AND EMMA BOURNE
WHO DIED 23rd JANUARY 1909
AGED 20 YEARS
"Like a lilly fair and green,
Soon cut down and no more seen,
In peace she lived, in Christ she died,
Her life was craved, but God denied"
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

82.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN POOLEY DIED NOV. 20th 1909 AGED 34 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HANNAH GRACE TREMAIN
DIED DEC. 20th 1916 AGED 65 YEARS

83.   Pedestals, Cross Gone, Curbs

East Side
IN CHERISHED MEMORY
OF
CATHERINE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED EDWARD BENNETT
WHO FELL ASLEEP 3rd OCTOBER 1903
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ALFRED EDWARD BENNETT
WHO PASSED AWAY 12th FEBRUARY 1927
AGED 77 YEARS

South Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED ONLY SON OF
A. E. AND CATHERINE BENNETT
WHO WAS DROWNED AT RANGOON
4th JULY 1905
AGED 29 YEARS
INTERRED AT POOCONDURY CEMETERY

ALFRED BENNETT  Sail Maker (1881 Census)

84.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF ROBERT HANNAH
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1909
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT HANNAH
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1923
AGED 88 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
SARAH ANN YOUNGER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1890
AGED 25 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
AND ALEXANDER SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 6th 1926
AGED 65 YEARS
"At Rest"

ROBERT HANNAH  
Coal Labourer (1881 Census)

85a.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen and Curbs

North Side
WILLIAM
WHITE
DIED JUNE 17th 1880
AGED 1 YEAR & 10 MONTHS

East Side
WALTER WILLIAM
WHITE
DIED DEC. 26th 188[1]
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM WHITE
DIED APRIL 14th 1915
AGED 75 YEARS
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

South Side
ALFRED WILLIAM
WHITE
DIED JUNE 24th 1893
AGED 12 YEARS
MARY ANN WHITE
DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1927
AGED 82 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

85b.   Fallen, Broken Headstone (Missed from 1st Survey

[       ]
GEORGE
LANGLEY HARPUM
BORN JAN[UARY] 30th 1803
DIED [JUNE] 28th 1880
SARAH HARPUM
BORN AUGUST [    ] [1809]
DIED MARCH [    ] [1890]
GEORGE HARPUM
BORN APRIL [    ] [1837]
DIED JANUARY [    ] [1886]
[ ? ]
[     ]
DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER [ ? ]

GEORGE HARPUM  Labourer (1871 Census)
GEORGE HARPUM JNR.  Agricultural Labourer (1881 Census)

86.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
FOSTER HENRY STOBBART
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 6th 1882
AGED 16 YEARS
"Gone in his youth, from misery and pain,
And gone where ransomed [       ],
Gone where all hearts [       ],
And only where we [      ] hope to [       ]"

FOSTER STOBBART  Grocer's Boy (1881 Census)

87.   Headstone


William Gurr who drowned in 1905

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
REUBEN WALTER GURR
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 27th 1886
AGED 25 YEARS
"Not one from Memory, not gone from Love,
But gone where we all Hope to meet you Above"
ALSO
WILLIAM ROBERT GURR
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
MARCH 15th 1905
AGED 72 YEARS
"After the Storm, comes Peace"
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1911
AGED 77 YEARS
"Greatly Loved and Deeply Mourned"

WILLIAM GURR DIED 1905
From Chatham Observer
"BARGE OVERTURNED
The sudden gales on Wednesday week wrought havoc among the smaller craft on the Lower Thames. At Greenhithe two barges were overturned, and William Gurr, of Upnor, one of the crew of the Vectis, was imprisoned in the cabin.
   The wreck was towed ashore, and the lifeless body was recovered next day. At the inquest on Saturday, Edward Gurr, of Strood, the captain of the Vectis, stated that the deceased was his father.
   Witness endeavoured to drag him out of the cabin companion as the vessel was heeling over, but he (witness) lost his foothold by the capsizing of the boat, and was submerged. When he got clear of the wreck, he saw one of the crew on the upturned keel, and there were no signs of his father.
   At the time the squall struck the vessel, hardly any sail was set. It was the worst squall witness had known"

ROW 7

88.   Fallen, Broken Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN HONEYMON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1900
AGED 62 ? YEARS
( Eroded Verses)

89.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH BEALE
WHO DIED MAY 21st 1901
AGED 81 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

90.   Fallen Headstone, Face Down (could not lift)

 

91.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY BIGG
WHO DIED JULY 19th 1901
AGED 86 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO ELIZA BATES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AND BELOVED WIFE OF T. BATES
WHO DIED DECEMBER 15th 1918
AGED 77 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS BATES
WHO DIED 31st MAY 1927
AGED 87 YEARS

THOMAS BATES  Railway Engine Driver (1901 Census)

92.   

1938 - not recorded

93.   Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED HILL
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th 1908
AGED 80 YEARS
"A Light from this Household is Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Stilled,
A Place is Vacant in our Hearts,
Which Never can be Filled"
ALSO
ANN ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1914
AGED 84 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO WALTER HILL
WHO DIED NOV. 17th 1940
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO LAURA ANN HILL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 20th 1948 AGED 86 YEARS

ALFRED HILL  Fisherman (1881 Census)

94.   

1938 - not recorded

95.   Curbs on Large Plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BARBARA ELLEN TULLY WHO DIED 15th JAN 1893 AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 26th OCTOBER 1916 AGED 82 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF THEIR SON JAMES EDWARD WHO DIED 20th OCT. 1879 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO LOUISA TULLY WHO DIED 25th MARCH 1913 AGED 62 YEARS "Peace, Perfect Peace"

JAMES TULLY  Bricklayer (1881 Census)

ROW 8

96.   Broken Celtic Cross and Curbs


Reuben Middleton, General Manager of Aveling and Porter, died 1900

SACRED TOP THE MEMORY OF
REUBEN MIDDLETON
DIED 7th MARCH 1900
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
ABIGAIL WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1893 AGED 51 YEARS
"[Boast ?] not what shall be on the morrow"

REUBEN MIDDLETON DIED 1900
From the Chatham News
"FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. REUBEN MIDDLETON
The funeral of the late Mr Reuben Middleton, general manager to Messrs Aveling and Porter, Limited, Strood, whose death we recorded in our last issue, took place amid many manifestations of regret, on Saturday, the remains being interred with those of his wife, who died two years ago, at Frindsbury Churchyard.
   The cortège, which consisted of a Washington car, containing the coffin, of polished oak, with brass fittings, and eight mourning carriages, left the late residence of the deceased, Bridge House, Esplanade, Strood, at 2.40 and proceeded by way of the High street, North street, and Frindsbury road to the place of burial.
   Many of the men, who had been employed under the deceased followed in the rear, while a considerable number assembled at the church, where Mr T. L. Aveling and Mr H, Pitts (directors of the firm) also joined the party.........................."
   Many other employees of Aveling and Porter attended, including all the foremen of the various departments, office staff and the drawing department. There were a large number of floral tributes from family, friends and all departments of Aveling and Porter

97.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross and Curbs

IN
MEMORY
OF
BERNARD JAMES
DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
J. & E. BOURNE
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1911
AGED 1 YEAR 8 MONTHS
"Thy Will be Done"

98.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN CHEESEMAN
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1911
AGED 83 YEARS
"Home at last, thy Labour done,
Safe and Blest, the Victory won,
Jordan passed, from pain set free,
Angels now have welcomed thee"
ALSO OF MARY
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1919
AGED 84 YEARS
"At Rest"

JOHN CHEESEMAN  Labourer (1881 Census)

99.   Pedestals Cross Gone

IN MEMORY OF JAMES DAY
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1908 AGED [40] YEARS

100.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH MINNIE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER W. DIPLOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 26th 1908
AGED 24 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"
ALSO
IRENA F. DAY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 24th 1910
AGED 1 YEAR AND 11 MONTHS

101.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD WILLIAM PHILLIPS WHO DIED 3rd NOV. 1907? AGED 49 YEARS

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWIN BARDEN WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1928 AGED 57 YEARS

EDWARD PHILLIPS  Cement Labourer (1881 Census)

102.   Detached, Broken Headstone, leaning on dead tree


IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EMILY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FELIX BOURNE
OF STROOD
DIED JUNE 1st 1886
AGED 49 YEARS
"Husband and children be content,
For unto you I was but lent,
My debt is paid my grave you see,
Therefore prepare to follow me"

103.   Small Headstone


The unfortunate William Hancock who died under a train in 1888

IN MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HANCOCK
OF NOTTINGHAM
WHO MET HIS DEATH
ON THE S. E. [R] STROOD
JULY 5th 1888
AGED 25 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

WILLIAM HANCOCK DIED 1888
When the Inquest was held, Hancock's name was not known. He was buried at All Saints as an "unknown man". When his family discovered that he had been killed, they tried to have his body exhumed and reburied in Nottingham. This attempt was not successful, so they placed the small headstone on the grave, and the church register was adjusted to record the identity of the dead man.
From the Chatham Observer
"SUICIDE AT STROOD
SINGULAR HALLUCINATIONS
An inquest was held on Saturday at the Railway Tavern, before the City Coroner, Mr W. H. Bell, LL B., on the body of a man unknown who was killed on the South Eastern Railway, on Thursday night.
   Mr D. Skinner was appointed foreman of the jury.
   Edward Hansted, of Temple Farm, Strood, foreman of Temple Brickfields, deposed that he saw the deceased the first time at about half past three in the afternoon of Thursday. He did not remember the name of the deceased although it was told to him. He saw him previously go on to the South Eastern Railway, and when he came to the wharf the 3.37 train from Maidstone passed by. Deceased swung his arm over his head, and then went and lay down by witness's house. Deceased afterwards asked for water and witness gave him some. He complained of his head being bad, and said he suffered with his head. In the course of conversation deceased gave his Christian name as William, and said that he was a fitter by trade. He stated also that he had been at work in Chatham dockyard, and had come that morning from Cage lane, Chatham.
   When a train passed along the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, he exclaimed "That is where I ought to be, under the train", and repeated this when another one came up later on. He said, " There are several thousands women coming to kick me to death", and when witness replied "Oh, no they are not, they don't kick people to death in this country", he said, "Don't talk so mad".
   Deceased left witness and witness did not see him again until the train had passed over him. He was then dead.
   Thomas William Harris, of Cuxton road, Strood, labourer, said he saw deceased between three and four o'clock on Thursday afternoon near Mr Hansted's cottage. He asked witness where there was any water, and he replied "you are close to the river". Then he said "I want to drown myself", and on being asked why he answered, "Because women are after me". He was quiet and spoke as though more to himself than any one else. Subsequently he went upon the South Eastern line, and a down train came by. Witness shouted "Come off the line", and deceased replied, "This is what I have been waiting for". Witness tried and could not reach him before deceased threw his hat into the air, and jumped in front of the train just as it reached him. The wheels of the whole train passed over him, and when witness went up he found him dead.
   George Richards, Maidstone, deposed that he was driving the engine of the 4.8 train from Charing Cross to Maidstone. He left Strood station at 5.28 for Cuxton, and when near the Temple brickfields, he saw a man on the down side clear of the line. When he first saw him he would be probably thirty yards away, and five or six yards before he reached him he deliberately "dived" in front of the engine. The wheels passed over him, and it was quite impossible for him to stop in time, although he shut off steam and applied the brake.
Henry Coulter, Inspector for the South Eastern Railway Company, of Bowes road, Strood, stated that he received information of the death of the deceased, so he went with a stretcher and conveyed him to the Railway Tavern.
A verdict of "Suicide whilst in a state of unsound mind" was returned.

ROW 9

104.   Headstone, Badly Eroded

HARRIETT TURNER
[WHO DIED FEBRUARY [    ] 1894]?
[AGED 56 YEARS]?

105.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM WEST
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th 1899
AGED 26 YEARS
"I will fear no evil for thou art with me"
ALSO
GEORGE WILLIAM WEST
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 14th 1880
AGED 42 YEARS
INTERRED IN UPNOR CHURCHYARD
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO HANNA
WIFE OF GEORGE WILLIAM WEST
DIED MARCH 5th 1911
AGED 66 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO RICHARD HENRY WEST
KILLED IN ACTION SEPTEMBER 25th 1917
AGED 37 YEARS

106.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMILY
THE BELOVED SISTER OF
STEPHEN & ELIZA SCOTCHMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
OCTOBER 19th 1899
AGED 54 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away"
ALSO STEPHEN SCOTCHMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MAY 30th 1909
AGED 63 YEARS
"He is not dead but sleepeth"
ALSO ELIZA SCOTCHMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
JANUARY 19th 1938
AGED 91 YEARS
"At Rest"

STEPHEN SCOTCHMAN  Journeyman Wheelwright in Essex (1881 Census)

107.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN POTTERTON
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
JANE POTTERTON
WHO DIED MARCH 28th 1899
AGED 59 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO
JANE HILL
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1929
AGED 87 YEARS

JOHN POTTERTON  Oil Mill Labourer (1881 Census)

108.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY A. WILLIAMSON
DIED OCTOBER 13th 1907
AGED 67
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
MARY ALICE WILLIAMSON
DIED AUGUST 5th 1926
(No age given, aged 60 years)
HELEN R. WILLIAMSON
DIED JUNE 13th 1947
AGED 73 YEARS

109.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE CORNELIUS
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1908
AGED 62 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO LUCY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th JAN. 1915
AGED 63 YEARS
"At Rest, Reunited"

GEORGE CORNELIUS  Wharfinger (Coal) (1881 Census)

110.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY BRIDGER
WHO DIED MARCH 29th 1908
AGED 66 YEARS
"Her end was peace"
"Grieve not for me, I'm free from pain,
We hope to met in Heaven again"
ALSO HENRY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1922
AGED 78 YEARS

HENRY BRIDGER  Millwright (1881 Census)

111.   Curbs

West Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRIETT

South Side
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES HENRY JARRETT WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY APRIL 14th 1881 AGED 45 YEARS (One line)

North Side
ALSO JAMES HENRY JARRETT WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1903 AGED 74 YEARS

JAMES JARRETT  Lighterman (1881 Census)

112.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM HAYMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 30th 1880
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO
FANNY HAYMAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 21st 1887
AGED 87 YEARS
(Eroded Verse)

113.   Small Tablet and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD BALDOCK
DIED APRIL 1st 1915
AGED 73 YEARS
"We shall meet again"
ALSO
HARRIETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 15th 1921
AGED 80 YEARS

EDWARD BALDOCK  Railway Inspector (1910 Census)
Personal estate £273 3s 9d (Probate Index)

114 – 117

All 1940's - not recorded

118.   Fallen Headstone


William Wilson, crushed to death in 1889

IN
MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY WILSON
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
OCTOBER 3rd 1889
AGED 20 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

WILLIAM HENRY WILSON DIED 1889
From Chatham Observer
"CRUSHED TO DEATH BY MACHINERY
W.J. Harris, County Coroner, held an inquest at the Cottage on the Cliff Inn, Frindsbury, on Friday week, on the body of a man named William Henry Wilson, who was killed on the previous day by being crushed in the cogwheels of a machine at the Frindsbury Cement Works.
   The deceased apparently slipped when passing the wheel, and thoughtlessly put his hand into the cogs, and was drawn in and frightfully crushed.
   Louisa Wilson, wife of Reuben Wilson, said deceased was her son and was twenty years of age. He was employed at Frindsbury Cement Works.
   Stephan Wellar, of Rochester, Wet (sic) ? Maker, in the employ of Messrs Tingey and Son, Frindsbury Cement Works, said the deceased was employed as witness's assistant, and had been working with him about three months. Deceased had been employed on the works for some years.
   On the previous day, at 11.45, deceased went down into the engine room in answer to a signal to start the pumps. As deceased did not return, witness looked down and saw him hanging by the right arm from the cogs of a wheel. Deceased's arm and part of his body was crushed in the cogs. Witness stopped the engine immediately, and got the deceased out. Deceased had been killed instantly, the shaft of the engine rotating at the rate of eighty revolutions to the minute. In his opinion the deceased met his death by slipping on the floor and putting his hand thoughtlessly into the cogs. The cogwheel was between five and six feet from the floor. Deceased was not employed in oiling.
   He was wearing a sleeved waistcoat.
   George Batchelor, Foreman of the Cement Works, said he arrived on the spot within three minutes of the accident. He saw that deceased was dead, his arm being held in the cogs right close to the body, and completely crushed. Witness was of opinion the deceased slipped on the floor, and to save himself put his hand on the cogs without thinking of the consequences.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death".
To modern readers it is rather shocking that the machine had no guard fitted and that the floor was slippery. The tone of the report seems to blame poor Wilson for an understandable instinctive act.

ROW 10

119.   Curbs

ALFRED EDWARD STRUDWICK KILLED AT STROOD STATION FEBRUARY 26th 1899 AGED 26 YEARS

ALBERT EDWARD STRUDWICK DIED 1899 [119]
Concise version of a long Chatham Observer article
"KILLED AT STROOD STATION
SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A RAILWAY PORTER
INQUEST: At St. Bartholomew's Hospital
CORONER: R. J. M. Steadman
CAUSE OF DEATH: Crushed between platform and train
FOREMAN OF JURY: E. H. Wraith
Mr G. Pile, Station Master observed Inquest for S.E.R.
WITNESS: John Huggett, Coachman of Epsom, brother in law of deceased. Identified body
WITNESS: John Thomas Wright, Seaman of H.M.S. PEMBROKE. Knew deceased for 12 years. Saw him Sunday night at Porters Room at Strood Station. Deceased then crossed the line as train was reversing into station, deceased tried to jump clear but train caught him. Witness ran for help from station staff.
TO CORONER'S QUESTION: Deceased did not say he was going to cross line. He was not in a hurry; he was cheerful and sober.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: It was a clear night. The train was being moved from the Maidstone line to the main line. If deceased had got into the 6 foot way (between lines) he would be safe. The train was moving very quietly. Did not think deceased saw train; there was no whistle or light at rear.
WITNESS: Thomas Pearce, Ticket Collector. Deceased's duty was involved with mails; witness spoke to him as he crossed line. Witness shouted "Look out, there". Deceased made a leap for the platform. There was no light at rear of train but a guard was showing a hand lamp. He heard a whistle before shunt started.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: Could not hear train but saw it. The station lights were fully on.
TO CORONER'S QUESTION: Deceased would be off duty at 10; train moved a "a man's running pace".
WITNESS: Charles Gilbert, Assistant Guard. He was in guard's brake of train; he held a lamp out of the window but took it in before platform was reached. He heard shout "Whoa", then saw deceased between platform and train. He applied the brake and train stopped within 2 yards; told driver not to move. Part of the platform had to be cut out to free deceased. He was taken to hospital, unconscious, bleeding from the head and stomach. The whistle was blown before platform was reached.
QUESTION FROM MR PILE: Auto vacuum brake was attached.
WITNESS: George Bunyard, Engine Driver. Was in charge of train; saw deceased two minutes before accident. Did not see accident. Blew whistle before shunting. When he felt brake he stopped train "instantly". He assisted in placing deceased on to stretcher.
WITNESS: Henry John Mills, Carriage Cleaner. Deceased was dismissed from S.E.R. About 3½ years ago and was out of work 10–12 days. Witness asked deceased if Mr Pile would take him on again. Deceased said he believed he would but if he did not re-employ him again he said, " I shall rub myself out". Witness believed he meant suicide. Deceased seemed depressed then but thereafyre he seemed fine.
JUROR'S PROTEST: Juror, Mr Gazeley, protested over last witness's evidence, he did not consider it was relevant. The Coroner told Gazeley he must allow Coroner to do his job.
WITNESS: Arthur John Groombridge, S.E.R. Inspector, said that some of the Strood staff told him 8 or 9 months ago that deceased had threatened suicide.
JUROR'S QUESTION: Was it usual to shunt with no light ?
WITNESS: Company regulations required a rear light and it was duty of deceased to place one. He should have a lamp ready.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: Deceased looked after mails, he had no business to leave up platform.
TO JOHN HUGGETT'S QUESTION: Deceased had been on duty since 8.30 am, but had gaps between trains and a good time for meals. Sunday was an "easy day's work". Deceased had 2½ hours for dinner at midday.
DOCTOR'S TESTIMONY: Mr Ludford Cooper, House Surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
Deceased admitted at 10.45 on Sunday night, he was unconscious and died ¾ of an hour later.
He died of shock, secondary to probable ruptured viscera.
WITNESS: Police Sergeant Beckwith. Evidence not recorded.
Verdict "Accidental Death" (Strudwick was recently married)"

120. number not used

121.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK GEORGE LEANEY
WHO DIED MAY 31st 1899
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
ALBERT WILLIAM LEANEY
WHO DIED JULY 5th 1901
AGED 22 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
HENRY JOHN LEANEY
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1915
AGED [41] YEARS
INTERRED IN RAINHAM CHURCHYARD
ALSO
ARTHUR LEANEY
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1915
AGED 23 YEARS

122.   Small Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WALLER
WHO DIED 24th OCTOBER 1899
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM ERNEST WALLER
DIED 6th MARCH 1875
AGED 13 YEARS
"Not lost but Gone Before"

WILLIAM WALLER  Labourer (1891 Census)

123.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen, Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR FATHER
GEORGE FRY
WHO DIED JUNE 21st 1898
AGED 43 YEARS
"Rest on Dear Father, thy labours o'er,
Thy willing hands will toil no more,
A Faithful Father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like thee we find"

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
MARY FRY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1928
AGED 78 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away"
"Her End was Peace"

GEORGE FRY  Personal Estate £144 7s (Probate Index)

124.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RICHARD BURGOYNE
WHO DIED JUNE 9th 1923
AGED 55 YEARS ?
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO LOUISA ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 28th 1922
IN HER 82nd YEAR ?
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO EDWIN BURGOYNE
WHO DIED APRIL 1st 1935
AGED 63 YEARS
"Lead, Kindly Light"

RICHARD BURGOYNE JNR.  Naval Ordnance (1901 Census)

125.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER
WILLIAM COULTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 6th AUGUST 1897
AGED 54 YEARS
ELIZA COULTER
WHO FELL ASLEEP 26th FEBRUARY 1923
AGED 79 YEARS
"How hard it is to part with those,
We loved on earth so dear,
The heart no greater trial knows,
No sorrow more severe"

WILLIAM COULTER  Chalk Labourer (1881 Census)

126.   Curbs

South Side
JAMES ROBERTS DIED APRIL 19th 1897 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE SARAH JANE DIED MARCH 30th 1904 AGED 71 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JAMES C. ROBERTS DIED NOV. 14th 1939 AGED 65 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE MARGARET A. S. (MILLS) DIED JUNE 7th 1962 AGED 89 YEARS

JAMES ROBERTS SNR.  Licensed Victualler "Railway Tavern"
Personal Estate £402 12s 9d (Probate Index)
JAMES ROBERTS JNR.  Personal Estate £3,418 7s 5d (Probate Index)

127.   Curbs

South Side
MARY WHITMORE WHO DIED 17th APRIL 1907 AGED 64 YEARS

North Side
BENJAMIN WHITMORE WHO DIED 30th JANUARY 1915 AGED 76 YEARS

128.   Small Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEARLY LOVED CHILD
RUBY STONE
DIED 15th OCTOBER 1907
AGED 2 YEARS, 11 MONTHS
ALSO ADA EDITH MOTHER OF ABOVE
DIED [ ] JULY 1954 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO ERNEST ALBERT STONE
DIED 27th SEPT. 1955 AGED 83 YEARS
"Re-united"

ERNEST STONE  Shop Keeper (Kelly's Directory 1909)  
Lived at Stone Hill, Haven Street, died at All Saints Hospital, Chatham. Personal Estate £201 4s 5d

129.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
SYDNEY JAMES BYAST
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 14th 1907
AGED 21 YEARS
"Our loss is great, we'll not complain,
But hope in Heaven to meet again"
ALSO JAMES BYAST
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 26th 1946
AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO ROSA BYAST
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 4th 1957
AGED 90 YEARS
"At Rest"

130.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen, and Curbs

OUR DEAR MOTHER
MARIA CLARK
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1907
AGED 66 YEARS

131.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen, and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED MARSH
DIED 16th MARCH 1906
AGED 64 YEARS
"Until the day break and the shadows flee away"
ALSO ALICE MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th JULY 1919
AGED 76 YEARS

ALFRED MARSH  Butler to Ann Savage (Widow of Captain Savage ?) (1881 Census)

132.   Headstone and Foot Stone


Charles Pocock, who drowned on the Anglo Dane in 1892

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES JOHN POCOCK
WHO DIED DECEMBER 20th 1896
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO
JANE FRANCES
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1875
AGED 60? YEARS
ALSO, INTERRED AT UPNOR
CHARLES JOHN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
JANUARY 6th 1892 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ISABELLA FANNY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1881
AGED 25 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

CHARLES POCOCK DIED 1892
From Chatham Observer
"LOSS OF BARGE IN THE RIVER
TWO ROCHESTER MEN DROWNED
Hardly has the new year been ushered in before we have to chronicle one of the saddest fatalities which has occurred on the river on the river for many months past.
    Readers will remember the severe squall which swept over the district about eleven o'clock on Wednesday morning, when the sky was almost as dark as ink, and the wind came in very fierce gusts. The forces of the squall was felt to it's fullest extent in the river, and it resulted in the capsizing of the barge Anglo Dane, and the loss of the captain and mate.
    The craft, which belonged to Mr G. H. Curel, of Rochester, was loaded with coke, and was proceeding down the river at the time. Everything went well until she was in Sea Reach, and then the vessel was caught in the squall. What really happened will probably never be known, as neither the captain Mr B. (sic)* Wadhams, nor the mate, Mr. C. Pocock lived to tell the tale.
   The only particulars which can be ascertained are those afforded by the crew of the barge Wimbrel which was also in Sea Reach at the same time, but some distance away from the ill – fated Anglo Dane. From the statement of the captain of the Wimbrel it seems that he saw the Anglo Dane just as the squall bore down upon them, and almost immediately afterwards he noticed that the barge had been capsized. He was, however, powerless the render the least assistance, because of the danger to which his own vessel was exposed. It was extremely dark at the time, but he fancied that he caught sight of one of the crew clinging to the side of the capsized craft. The feelings of those on board the Wimbrel well may be imagined, when they knew that fellow bargemen were probably perishing in the treacherous waters, and they unable to render the least assistance towards saving them. The end of the two unfortunate men can only be conjectured. Even if both managed to hold on to the barge, it is probable that the extreme coldness of the water, quickly brought on a sense of numbness, and the waves then swept them away from the vessel, before the waters finally closed over their heads.
   When the sad intelligence reached Rochester and Chatham it at once drew forth many expressions of sympathy from those engaged in the river traffic. The late captain of the Anglo Dane leaves, we understand, a widow and four children. The barge which ultimately sank,has since been discovered"
*Wadhams name was Thomas, he is buried in Strood Cemetery, under a very eroded headstone, on which his fate can still be made out.

133.   Pedestal

SACRED TO THE
MEMORY
OF
HANNAH HOLLAND
DIED 19th FEBRUARY 1877
AGED 76 YEARS

134.   Headstone and Foot Stone, Curbs

IN
MEMORY OF
ARTHUR HENRY PRATT
DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1882
AGED 14 YEARS
"He is safe in his Father's house above,
In the place prepared by his Saviour's love,
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
And to be with Jesus, yes this is Life"
ALSO JAMES PRATT
DIED 19th DECEMBER 1893
AGED 88 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ANN PRATT
DIED 20th MARCH 1901
AGED 78 YEARS
INTERRED AT FARNINGHAM
ALSO EMMA JAMES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
J. AND A. PRATT
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1928
AGED 76 YEARS

ROW 11

134.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ADA MARTHA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN DAVIDSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
31st JANUARY 1898 AGED 24 YEARS
"A tender mother beloved and dear,
An affectionate wife [ ],
On wings of love in heaven [ ]
We loved her living and mourn her dead"
ALSO
JOHN GEORGE CHARLES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL [ASLEEP] [MARCH [ ]1901
AGED [4] YEARS
(Eroded Verse)

135.   Fallen Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE HINDS
WHO DIED OCT. 24th 1899
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO HENRY HINDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1921
AGED 80 YEARS

136.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN NICHOLLS
LATE OF THE GOODS DEPARTMENT
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1899
AGED 61 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO
HARRIETT NICHOLLS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1917
AGED 84 YEARS

137.   Small Headstone and Curbs

1936 - not recorded

138.   Curbs

South Side
CHARLES GRIMES WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY JANUARY 8th 1906 AGED 69 YEARS

North Side
ALSO EMMA GRIMES WHO DIED 2nd JULY 1913 AGED 77 YEARS

CHARLES GRIMES  Cement Cooper (1891 Census)

139.   Concrete Curbs

(No Inscription)

140 – 141.   

1940's and 50's - not recorded

142.   Ledger on Stone Base (Under Large Tree)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[WILL]IAM GEORGE WELLS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF AUGUST 1889
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
ANNIE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1889
AGED 76 YEARS

WILLIAM WELLS  Waterman (1881 Census)

ROW 12

143.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen, Curbs

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN ATKINS
WHO DIED 10th APRIL 1901
AGED 60 YEARS
"Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear"

South Side
ALSO
ELLEN
ROBERTS
WHO DIED 25th AUGUST 1914
AGED 58 YEARS

144.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LILLIAN
ONLY DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY DAY
WHO DIED 9th DECEMBER 1904
AGED 25 YEARS
"Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your rest,
We loved thee well but Jesus loves thee best"
[ALSO] THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DAY
WHO DIED 2nd FEBY. 1911
AGED 63 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that labour and
Are heavy laden and I will give you rest"
ALSO MARY DAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd DEC. 1913
AGED 66 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

WILLIAM DAY  Grocer (1881 Census , Kelly's Directory 1891)

145.   Derelict Pedestals

HERBERT CHARLES
GROOMBRIDGE
WHO DIED [    ] DECEMBER 1904
AGED 24 YEARS

146.   Headstone and Curbs

IN EVER LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
MY SON
EDWARD ORMOND WARDEN
(ORMIE)
BORN MAY 26th 1886
DIED FEB. 16th 1906
"His prayer was answered with peaceful sleep"

147.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST JUPP
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1905
AGED 19 YEARS
"Gone to Rest"
ALSO
ALFRED JUPP
WHO DIED AUGUST 2nd 1928
AGED 79 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
MARY ANN JUPP
FELL ASLEEP JULY 11th 1937
AGED 90 YEARS
"United"

ALFRED JUPP  Labourer (1881 Census)

148.   Pedestals, Cross gone

East Side
[IN MEMORY OF]
WILLIAM HIRD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 9th 1882
AGED 71? YEARS
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 23rd? [1895]
AGED 80 YEARS

South Side
[IN MEMORY OF]
ELIZABETH NESHAM
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & MARY HIRD
BORN AUGUST 22nd 1846
DIED DECEMBER 29th 1887

North Side
[IN MEMORY OF]
ROBERT
ELDEST SON OF
WILLIAM & MARY HIRD
BORN MARCH 19th 1869
DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1889

WILLIAM HIRD  Labourer in Coke Ovens (1881 Census)

149.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ETHEL ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
AMOS WILKINSON
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1915
AGED 30 YEARS, 6 MONTHS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

150.   Fragment of Headstone on latter

IN
[LOVING] REMEMBRANCE
OF
EMILY
THE DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & CAROLINE FRANCIS
DIED JANUARY 19th 1891
IN HER 22nd YEAR

151.   Fallen, Broken Headstone

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE
OF
WILLIAM HAMMOND
LATE FOREMAN OF UPNOR MAGAZINE
WHO DIED 21st OCTOBER 1878
AGED 41 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

152.   Headstone and Curbs

1945 - not recorded

153.   Concrete Curbs

No Inscription?

154.   Curbs

1940's - not recorded

155.   Broken Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[RICHA]RD GLADISH
[WHO DE[ARTED THIS LIFE] ]
[JANUARY/FEBRUARY ? [    ] 1889?
AGED 79 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 19th 1856
IN THE 45th YEAR OF HER AGE
[INTERRED AT ROCHESTER?]

RICHARD GLADISH  Bricklayer (1851 Census)
Mary Gladish or Gladdish was buried at St. Margaret's, Rochester on 24th August 1856 aged 44 years. Richard Gladish does not appear in the All Saints Burial Register, but appears in the Civil Deaths Registration, Strood District, first quarter 1889 aged 79.

ROW 13

156.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

157.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

158.   Small Heart Shaped Stone

IN SACRED MEMORY
OF
STANLEY H. BEANEY
BORN OCT. 3rd 1895
DIED 1897
ALSO
EUGENIE P. CASTLE
BORN OCT. 3rd 1925
DIED 1925
"Asleep"

159.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD LEANEY
WHO DIED 2nd JULY 1904
AGED 47 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO JAMES EDWARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd MAY 1911
AGED 34 YEARS
"Not gone from memory, not gone from love
But gone to the Father's home above"
ALSO SARAH LEANEY
WHO DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 75 YEARS

EDWARD LEANEY  Cement Labourer (1901Census)
JAMES LEANEY  Cement Labourer (1901Census)

160.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN WIFE OF
JOHN HENRY WILDISH
WHO DIED 21st MAY 1905
AGED 60 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN HENRY WILDISH
WHO DIED 26th MARCH 1923
AGED 78 YEARS
"At Rest"

JOHN WILDISH  Railway Carriage Inspector (1901Census)

161.   Curbs

No Inscription ?

162.   Headstone and Curbs

1940's - not recorded

163.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

1944 - not recorded

164.   Headstone


George Briggs, the Upnor publican who died on a barge trip, 1885

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE BRIGGS
OF UPNOR IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SUDDENLY AT PORT VICTORIA
DECEMBER 11th 1885 AGED 40 YEARS
"In the midst of life we are in death"
ALSO CATHERINE FOX
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
AND WIFE OF
CHARLES FOX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 5th 1891 AGED 42 YEAR

GEORGE BRIGGS, DIED 1885
From Chatham Observer
"SUDDEN DEATH OF AN UPNOR MAN
On Thursday, the 10th inst., a man named George Briggs, landlord of the King's Head Beer house, Upnor, who had not been enjoying good health, went down the river on board Mr G. H. Curel's barge, The Brothers, of Rochester, in company with Capt. Smeed and his mate.
   While off Port Victoria, Smeed and his mate went to bed about 9 pm, leaving Briggs up to call them for the purpose of proceeding early on the journey to London.
   The mate awoke about 2.45 on Friday morning, and heard Briggs breathing very hard. Thinking something was amiss with him, he called Smeed, and they came to the conclusion that Briggs had fainted through the cabin being too hot. They pulled his boots off, and were about to put him in his bunk when he exclaimed "Oh ! Bill, I am going to die" , and he expired almost immediately.
   Dr Langston, who had been attending deceased for some time for heart disease, did not think an inquiry necessary, as the cause of death was apparent"

CHARLES FOX, DIED 1893,
Concise version of a long Chatham Observer article
"SUICIDE OF STROOD MAN
APOLOGY TO CORONER AND JURY

INQUEST: St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester
CORONER: Mr W. H. Bell
FOREMAN OF JURY: Mr F. Broomfield
Fox had died the previous Friday from pneumonia accelerated by laudanum .
WITNESS: Dora Briggs, step-daughter of Fox, of 2 Tobin Villas, Cuxton Road, Strood.
Fox was a retired Royal Marines Sergeant, with no fixed occupation, living on property and occasional work. He was 42 years old.
   His wife had died in 1891. He was depressed at times, she thought caused by lack of regular work. He was happy at home with witness and her sister. He was of temperate habits. He went to bed about midnight on Tuesday; he had a bad cold. At 12.30 pm next day he was still in his room, she went to check how he was. It was not unusual for him to remain a long time in bed. He seemed to be asleep and was breathing heavily. At 2 o'clock she returned to his room, when she noticed a glass and empty bottle of laudanum. A full bottle of laudanum was in his box. The bottles came from different chemists in Gravesend. He was still asleep and could not be wakened. She and her sister went for Mr C. D . Levy, for help, he was away, so Mr Ogle went to the house and sent for Dr Packman. Fox had never threatened suicide, witness had no reason to believe he would do so.
LETTER ADDRESSED TO "CORONER, CITY OF ROCHESTER", found in Fox's box, stated he had taken 2 ounces of laudanum, he apologised for trouble he had caused. Another letter addressed to Mr Bassett, contained instructions for funeral and disposal of his property.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: Witness did not know if Fox had had sun-stroke or fall whilst in the military. Juror stated that Fox had told him he had had sun-stroke.
WITNESS: William Ogle of Grove Road, Frindsbury, manager to Mr. Levy. He knew Fox, having done business for him. Last saw him Tuesday night at Conservative Club, they both had drink. Fox was sober but seemed depressed, saying he did not feel up to much. He had been worried about money and lack of work. He was well educated.
   On Wednesday morning he went to Fox's house, Fox was foaming at the mouth and breathing heavily. Fox had vomited and his sheets were soaked. There was a strong smell of laudanum. Witness went for Dr Packman, when he arrived, they walked Fox around the room for 3 hours. Fox was then moved to the hospital.
TO JUROR'S QUESTION: Letter was in Fox's hand.
WITNESS: Ludford Cooper, surgeon at the hospital. The day after Fox was admitted pneumonia set in and Fox died that (Friday) evening.
VERDICT: "Suicide during temporary insanity"

165.   Curbs

1938 - not recorded

166.   Small Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN HIRD
WIFE OF GEORGE HIRD
WHO DIED MAY 9th 1888
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE HIRD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT. 2nd 1917
AGED 68 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

GEORGE HIRD  Labourer in Coke Ovens, Living with Woman (described in census as "Mistress"! ) and three young children.

ROW 14

167.   Coped Concrete

No Inscription?

168.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM BAKER DIED OCTOBER 30th 1911 AGED 79 YEARS

South Side
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE SAME DIED MARCH 20th 1904 AGED 74 YEARS

WILLIAM BAKER  Publican "The Bell" ? (Kelly's Directory 1891)

169.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD WHITTAKER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 20th 1904
AGED 76 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord"
ALSO SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 5th 1917
AND WAS INTERRED AT COLMONELL, AYRSHIRE
"At Rest"

170.   Curbs

IN SACRED MEMORY OF MARIA GOLDSMITH DIED JAN. 13th 1915 AGED 67 YEARS

171.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARGARET
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND KEZIA SIMMONS
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 14th 1915
AGED 73 YEARS
"Until the day break and the shadows flee away"
ALSO
TAMAR SIMMONS
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 13th 1922
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest"

172.   Curbs

No Inscription?

173.   Curbs

1940's - not recorded

174.   Headstone and Curbs, Formerly had Low Railing

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN JENNINGS
WHO DIED JANUARY 5th 1890
AGED 71 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND NINE SONS
TO LAMENT HIS LOSS
ALSO
CAROLINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1907
AGED 84 YEARS
"Peacefully Sleeping"
ALSO
RICHARD JANES (sic) SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 30th 1896
AGED 41 YEARS

JOHN JENNINGS  Fishmonger (1881 Census)
RICHARD JENNINGS  River Policeman (1881 Census)

ROW 15

175.   Foot Stone?

 

176.   Pedestals, Cross Missing, Curbs

[IN MEMORY OF]
ANNIE MARIA GODFREY
WHO DIED 14th JANUARY 1897
AGED 38 YEARS

ANN GODFREY  School Mistress at Milton, Gravesend (1891Census)

177.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR JOHN HILL
DIED JANUARY 26th 1897
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO LUCY HILL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 5th 1925
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED JAMES HILL
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPTEMBER 16th 1905
AGED 23 YEARS

178.   Damaged Curbs

No Inscription?

179.   Small Curbs

South Side
IVY DOROTHY WHYTE DIED JANUARY 26th 1923 AGED [1DAY]
North Side

JOHN STEPHEN WHYTE DIED AUGUST 20th 1924 AGED 5 MONTHS

180.   Fallen, Broken Headstone

LAURA
[       ]FUL AND AFFECTIONATE
DAUGHTER OF
[JAMES] AND CAROINE BURCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 31st 1876
IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF
[JAM]ES BURCH
[FATHER] OF THE ABOVE
[WHO D]EPARTED THIS LIFE
[JANUARY] [    ] 1879
AGED 83 YEARS
"[The Lord is my] Shepherd"

JAMES BURCH  Coach Proprietor in Chatham (1851 Census)

181.   Headstone and Foot Stone


Thomas J. Hill, Chamberlain of the Rochester Oyster Fishery, died 1883

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ESTHER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS JOHN HILL
LATE CHAMBERLAIN of the
ROCHESTER OYSTER FISHERY
BORN OCTOBER 15th 1805
DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1883
"We can not Lord, thy purpose see,
But all is well that's done by Thee"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS JOHN HILL
BORN JULY 26th 1807
DIED JULY 11th 1883
"O, Lord, Thy Will be Done"

182.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM BROOKER
DIED 12th JULY 1879
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BROOKER
[DIED] [    ] FEBRUARY [ ? ]
[AGED [    ]YEARS]

WILLIAM BROOKER  Dairyman in Rochester (1871 Census)

183.   Coped Stone and Railings

North Side
IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA TOOLEY LOUISA EELES
WIFE OF CHARLES WILLIAM EELES DIED APRIL 3rd 1879
AGED 57 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES WILLIAM EELES
HUSBAND OF MARTHA T. EELES
DIED AT CHATHAM 2nd FEBRUARY 1902 AGED 81 YEARS

184.   Plain Ledger with Horizontal Cross

South Side
IN MEMORY OF MARY MOUVERLEY DIED 16th JULY 1879 AGED 69 YEARS

North Side
ALSO LYDIA MOUVERLEY DIED [    ] NOVEMBER 1884 AGED 80 YEARS

185.   Headstone.  Face down too heavy to turn over

 

ROW 16

186.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM CHUDLEIGH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
16th OF OCTOBER 1895
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF OUR DEAR MOTHER
ELIZABETH CHUDLEIGH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
5th OF FEBRUARY 1915
IN HER 82nd YEAR
"Loved by all who knew her"
ALSO ALBERT HENRY CHUDLEIGH
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 3rd 1916
AGED 46 YEARS

WILLIAM CHUDLEIGH  Instructing Warden, Convict Prison, living in Gillingham ( 1881 Census)
Personal Estate £178 5s (Probate Index)

187.   Curbs

 

188.   Iron Marker

No Inscription?

189.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

190.   Headstone

Face Down, too heavy to lift

191.   Headstone and Curbs, Low Iron Railings


Frederick Davis who was fatally injured at Aveling and Porter, 1895
(The broken headstone of Peter Mears, on right)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK WALTER
THE [      ] SON OF
THOMAS & HARRIETT DAVIS
WHO MET WITH AN ACCIDENT ON THE 14th
AND DIED ON THE 21st DECEMBER 1895
AGED 14 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO PERCY HERBERT
FOURTH SON OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND HARRIETT DAVIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 4th 1917
IN HIS 33rd YEAR

FREDERICK DAVIS, DIED 1895
Concise version of a long Chatham Observer article
" A LAD KILLED BY MACHINERY
INQUEST: St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester
CORONER: Mr W. H. Bell
FOREMAN OF JURY: Mr Wyles
FACTORY INSPECTOR: Mr J. A. Redgrave
COMPANY SOLICITOR: Mr R. Arnold
Deceased fatally injured by being caught in machinery (not specified) at Aveling and Porter's Works, Strood.
WITNESS: Father of deceased, Thomas Davis, of Strood, Engine Driver on S.E.Railway.
His son had been employed at firm five or six months. His son had told him he went into the machine to oil and clean the middle spindle. Witness asked him if anyone had sent him there, his son replied "No".
    He also said his foot had slipped and he was caught by the machine.
WITNESS: Stephen William Franks of Rochester, Blacksmith at the works.
Deceased was under him. It was not part of deceased's job to go into the machine. Witness had never seen him in there. He saw deceased entangled in the machine about half past twelve, he did not see him go in. Deceased's right leg was trapped between the wheel and the frame. Witness stopped the machine. The guard was taken off to enable deceased to be released. Mr J. C. Boon stopped the bleeding from deceased's leg, and Dr Cowan was sent for.
TO QUESTION FROM JURY FOREMAN: The machine was not stopped during cleaning operations.
TO QUESTION FROM MR REDGRAVE: The machine was not used that morning. It was usually cleaned between 12 and 1 o'clock on Saturday. The two pinion wheels were fenced in on the outside but not inside. Witness thought guards should be fixed on the inside, if they had , the accident would not have happened.
WITNESS: Ernest Hurst of Rochester, Striker at the works..
   He saw deceased standing on the machine wiping down the casing of the wheel. He heard a shout and saw that deceased was in the machine.
TO MR ARNOLD'S QUESTION: Witness saved deceased's arm from being caught and tied his leg with his neck tie.
WITNESS: George Smith of Rochester, Foreman of Smiths at the works.
   Deceased had no business on the top of the machine. Witness believed machine was adequately protected. He had warned deceased not to go on to the machine when it was in motion. There was no reason why protection should be on the inside of the wheel.
QUESTION FROM MR REDGRAVE: "If anyone was in the machine while in motion, you would call it a death trap, would you not ?" Witness replied "Yes".
MEDICAL EVIDENCE: Mr L. Cooper, House Surgeon at the hospital.
The bone of deceased's leg was broken and splintered. The leg was greatly mangled and was amputated. Deceased did well for five days, but on Friday lock – jaw (tetanus) set in and deceased died on Saturday.
CORONER'S OPINION: The accident appeared to be entirely from the deceased's own fault.
VERDICT: "Death from Misadventure". The Jury believed the machine should be better guarded and stopped for cleaning. Mr Arnold said he would make this representation to Messrs Aveling and Porter."

192.   Loose Pedestal Block

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HAROLD ARTHUR
PHILLIPS
[      ]

193.   Small Curbs, no inscription ?

 

194.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES WHIFFEN
WHO DIED JULY 5th 1874
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO MARY SOPHIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN. 22nd 1878
AGED 22 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1898
AGED 67 YEARS
"At Rest"
ADA ANNIE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 3rd 1911
AGED 43 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

CHARLES WHIFFEN  Iron Fitter (1871 Census)

195.   Curbs

IN MOVING MEMORY OF ESTHER WHIFFEN WHO DIED MAY 6th 1919 AGED 56 YEARS

196.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES CLACKETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
25th MAY 1876
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO LUCY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th MAY 1884
AGED 72 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

197.   Headstone and Curbs

"Though lost to Sight, to Memory ever Dear"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH HOBBS
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1874
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE HOBBS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES HOBBS
OF UPNOR
WHO DIED [    ] 23rd 1889
[AGED 79 YEARS]
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO JAMES HOBBS
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1895
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH CHOWNE
WIFE OF HENRY CHOWNE
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
CHARLOTTE & JAMES HOBBS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1909
AGED 63 YEARS

JOSEPH HOBBS  Fisherman at Upnor (1871 Census)
HENRY CHOWNE  Foreman of Cement Works at Upnor (1891 Census)

198.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HINXMAN
DIED 2nd AUGUST 1874
AGED 34 YEARS
"Billows of Disappointment roll,
Along the Tide of restless Time,
But Gospel Hope bears up the Soul,
Till an Eternity of Light shall Shine"

WILLIAM HINXMAN  Victualler, late of "Prince of Wales Inn", Canal Road.
Personal Estate under £200 (Probate Index)

199.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN CHARLES JESSUP
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1876
AGED 28 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

200.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS GEORGE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 6th DEC. 1876
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"I look for the Resurrection of the Dead,
[     ] the Life of the [      ]
ALSO [     ]GE
(Rest Eroded)

THOMAS GEORGE  Blacksmith (1871 Census)

201.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE MARY
DAUGHTER OF
ELI & SARAH ANN GILES
[WHO DIED SEPTEMBER [     ] ] 1878
[AGED 4 YEARS]
ALSO ELIZABETH SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER [OF THE ABOVE]
SARAH ANN [& ELI GILES]
[WHO DIED JULY [    ] 1879]
[AGED 11 MONTHS]
ALSO EDITH ALBERTA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED AUGUST [    ] 1881]
[AGED 19 YEARS]
ALSO EDITH FLORENCE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED JULY [    ] ]1885
[AGED 18 MONTHS]
ALSO SELINA [DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE ?]
[WHO DIED JANUARY [    ] 1886]
[AGED 12 DAYS]

ELI GILES  Eating House, Canal Road (1881 Census)

ROW 17

202.   Curbs

South Side
WILLIAM HEWETT DIED MARCH 24th 1934 AGED 81 HUSBAND OF
ELIZA HEWETT DIED MAY 10th 1921 AGED 71

North Side
ALSO WILLIAM HENRY WALKER SON OF ELIZA HEWETT
DIED APRIL 2nd 1895 AGED 17

203.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN HEWITT
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
REBECCA HEWITT
WHO DIED JULY 24th 1894
AGED 57 YEARS
"Jesus can make a dying bed,
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there"
ALSO
REBECCA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1895
AGED 57 YEARS
INTERRED AT FELMERSHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE
"Her End was Peace"

JOHN HEWITT  Labourer in Cement Works (1881 Census)

204.   Iron, no inscription?

 

205.   Broken Iron Plaque, all but last line missing

 

206.   Broken Red Granite Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PETER MEARS
BORN 13th MARCH 1836
DIED 26th MAY 1895
MARTHA MEARS
BORN 6th MARCH 1834
DIED 12th JUNE 1895
ELLEN MEARS
BORN 14th FEBRUARY 1873
DIED 17th MAY 1875

Rear
PERCY MEARS
BORN 2nd OCTOBER 1870
DIED 20th JULY 1876

PETER MEARS  Cement Miller (1881 Census)

207.   Loose Pedestal Block

ALFRED BOUCHER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
23rd OCTOBER 1895
AGED 73 YEARS

208.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR SISTER
MARY HONE
WHO DIED 3rd JAN. 1909
AGED 74 YEARS
"Jesus said come unto me all ye that
Labour and I will give you Rest"
ALSO
GEORGE HONE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd JULY 1910
AGED 69 YEARS

209.   Loose Pedestal Block

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY SMALL
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th MAY 1939
AGED 71 YEARS
ANNIE ELIZABETH SMALL
WHO PASSED AWAY 19th JULY 1943
AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF
VIOLET EMILY SMALL
WHO PASSED AWAY 16th NOV. 1914
AGED 9 YEARS

WILLIAM SMALL  Police Constable (1911Census)

210.   Fallen Displaced Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOUIS JAMES DAY
BORN AUG 30th 1875
DIED NOV 11th 1926
"At Rest"
ETHEL ELEANOR ANDERSON DAY
DIED MARCH 3rd 1954 AGED 77
ALBERT EDWARD DAY
DIED MARCH 13th 1934 AGED 61
"Peace"

LOUIS DAY  Engine Fitter (1901Census)
ALBERT DAY  Personal Estate £5,293 11s 10d (Probate Index)

211.   Loose Pedestal Block

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
AUGUSTUS ROGER
CHEESMAN
BORN DECEMBER 29th 1907
DIED APRIL 14th 1909

ROW 18

212.   Curbs

NELLIE K. MOORE DIED JUNE 27th 1927 AGED 23 YEARS

213.   Curbs

MARY ANN WHITE DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1925 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO JOHN WHITE WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1942 AGED 85 YEARS

214.   Curbs

North Side
NATHANIEL WILLIAM STROUGHILL WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1928 AGED 80 YEARS

South Side
Fallen Face Down

NATHANIEL STROUGHILL  Market Gardener (1901Census)  Personal Estate £26 3s 6d (Probate Index)

215.   


IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK LLOYD THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF JOHN AND BERTHA DAVIES (One Line)
DIED OCT. 26th 1927 AGED 16 YEARS

216.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ETHEL SUSAN CULLUM
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th JAN. 1927
AGED 42 YEARS
"Deep in our hearts her memory clings"

217.   Headstone and Curbs

No Inscription?

218.    Curbs

PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF ANNIE MARY WALKER WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1927 AGED 54 YEARS

219.   Curbs

South Side
ANNIE ALICE WATERHOUSE WHO DIED 21st JAN 1927 AGED 58 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JOHN JOB WATERHOUSE DIED 23rd AUGUST 1929 AGED 58 YEARS

JOHN WATERHOUSE  Waterman (1911 Census)

220.   Broken Curb

IN MEMORY OF [ALFRE]D WILLIAM GEORGE WHO DIED 1st JAN 1929 AGED 36 YEARS

221– 228.   Mostly Curbs 

Post 1930 - not recorded

229.   Broken Headstone, Not In Situ

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BILDING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 5th 1861 AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO SUSAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 24th 1874 AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

JOHN BILDING  Shipwright's Labourer (1851 Census)

223 – 231.   Curbs 

1940's and 50's - not recorded

ROW 19

232.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SIDNEY JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EVA DALTON
WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 1926
AGED 27 YEARS

233.   Curbs

South Side
THOMAS JAMES HUDSON WHO DIED 17th SEPT. 1926 AGED 70 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELIZA HIS WIFE WHO DIED 29th JAN. 1947 AGED 86 YEARS

234.   Curbs

Engulfed in Holly

235.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIZZIE ROWE WHO DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1938 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO EDGAR WALLACE ROWE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 16th JULY 1944 AGED 67 YEARS (One Line)

North Side
ALSO WALTER HENRY ROWE WHO DIED 3rd SEPTEMBER 1926 AGED 57 YEARS

EDGAR ROWE  Skilled Labourer, Powder Magazine, Upnor (1911 Census)

236 – 237.   Headstone 1930's, Curbs 1940's

 - not recorded

238.   Pedestals and Curbs, Fallen Cross

CHARLIE JOHN
ROSS
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1926
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO BRIDGET ROSS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1938 AGED 75 YEARS
DAUGHTER KATHERINE M. STONE
29th JUNE 1897 - 17th JANUARY 1995

CHARLES ROSS  Army Pensioner and Boat Builder (1911Census)

239.   Curbs

FREDERICK CHARLES HART DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1925 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO FLORENCE MARY MAY HART DIED 26th DECEMBER 1959 AGED 92 YEARS

240 – 251.   Mostly Curbs 1930's – 50's

 - not recorded

252.   Small Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DOROTHY ANN WATKINS
WHO FELL ASLEEP 22nd NOVEMBER 1929 AGED 6 YEARS

253.   Small Pedestals and Curbs, Cross Gone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
'BILLY'
WILLIAM JOSEPH MEATH
WHO FELL ASLEEP
23rd FEBRUARY 1929
AGED 3 YEARS & 4 MONTHS
"How we miss him none can tell"
R.I.P.

ROW 20

254.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

255.   Curbs

MINNIE HOLMES JAN. 17th 1925

256.   Curbs

South Side
ELIZABETH ANN ANDREWS WHO DIED 13th FEBRUARY 1939 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO HER HUSBAND ARTHUR WILLIAM WHO DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1951 AGED 79 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HER SON WILLIAM GEORGE ANDREWS WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1925 AGED 20 YEARS

257.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALFRED STROUD DIED 16th JAN 1925 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side
ALSO SELINA WENHAM DIED 2nd JAN 1950 AGED 81 YEARS


ALFRED STROUD  Agricultural Labourer (1911Census)

258.   Cruciform Coped

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SUSAN ALICE WIDOW OF S. SAYER
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE REV. JAMES FORMBY
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
DIED 1st JUNE 1926 AGED 86 YEARS
"He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live"

259.   Curbs

South Side
MATILDA HUGHES DIED AT SOUTHAMPTON DEC. 27th 1924 AGED 57 YEARS

North Side
ALSO BERTHA THE BELOVED WIFE OF SIDNEY HUGHES AT REST 19th MARCH 1943 AGED74 YEARS
SIDNEY HUGHES DIED 16th APRIL 1947 AGED 78 YEARS

SIDNEY HUGHES  Shipwright Chatham Dockyard (1911 Census)

260.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A DEVOTED WIFE AND MOTHER
MARY HALES
WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th MAY 1925 AGED 58 YEARS
"When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply,
Let no ill dream disturb my rest,
No power of darkness me molest"
ALSO GRACE MAUD MARY HALES
WHO FELL ASLEEP 13th DEC 1951
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO RICHARD HALES AGED 86 YEARS
(DIED 1952)

RICHARD HALES  Brickfield Labourer (1911Census)

261.   Curbs

1930's - not recorded

262.   Curbs

South Side
MY DEAR MOTHER ANN BLACKMAN WHO DIED 18th DEC 1924 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
ALSO RICHARD BLACKMAN DIED 14th MAY 1936 AGED 83 YEARS

RICHARD BLACKMAN  Employed by Strood Rural District Council (1911 Census)

263.   Vandalised Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER ALSO
ANNIE DEAN EMMANUEL CHARLES YOUNG
AT REST 22nd MAY 1941 AT REST 4th AUGUST 1925
AGED 76 YEARS AGED 50 YEARS

264.   Curbs

South Side
IN REMEMBRANCE OF DONALD CALDER
WHO DIED 5th JULY 1925 AGED 89 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ALEXANDER JOHN CALDER
WHO DIED 26th JANUARY 1939 AGED 41 YEARS

DONALD CALDER  Shop Keeper (Kelly's Directory 1919)

265.   Derelict Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF ESTHER IVY STARTUP WHO PASSED AWAY 4th OCTOBER 1924 AGED 20 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ROSALIND STARTUP WHO PASSED AWAY 11th OCTOBER 1951 AGED 70 YEARS

266.   Headstone

IHS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM HANNAH
WHO DIED NOV 9th 1928
AGED 53 YEARS
"Until we meet again"
ALSO EDITH MAUD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 6th 1930
AGED 53 YEARS
"At Rest"

WILLIAM HANNAH  General Smith (1911Census)

267 – 275.   Mostly Curbs 1930's – 40's

 - not recorded

ROW 21

276.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA
BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM RICHARD JARRETT
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
NOV 8th 1923
AGED 74 YEARS
"She hath done what she could"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM RICHARD JARRETT
WHO DIED 6th JANUARY 1928
AGED 82 YEARS

South Curb
ALSO ADA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED 1875 AGED 3 WEEKS

North Curb
ALSO GEORGE FREDERICK SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 1887 AGED 13 YEARS

WILLIAM JARRETT  Unemployed Cement Labourer (1911Census)

277.   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
GRACE
THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND MARTHA CASTLE
BORN 9th NOVEMBER 1899
DIED 13th APRIL 1924
"God is our Refuge and Strength"
ALSO THE ABOVE MARTHA CASTLE
DIED 10th FEBRUARY 1933
AGED 74 YEARS
"Until we meet again"
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES CASTLE
DIED 11th MARCH 1942
AGED 84 YEARS

278.   Headstone missing from base

 

279.   "Book" Tablet and Curbs and Small Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA WATKINS
WHO DIED
28th JUNE 1927
ALSO HER HUSBAND
  JOHN
  WHO DIED
  29th JUNE 1949
 AGED 77
AGED 51

 Small Tablet
WALTER WATKINS
1910 – 1982
ELIZABETH WATKINS
1919 – 2004

North Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZA CANNON WHO DIED 4th APRIL 1924 AGED 72 YEARS

South Curb
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM ELDEST SON OF E & J WATKINS
WHO DIED AT SEA IN SUBMARINE P315 18th APRIL 1943 AGED 40 YEARS

WILLIAM WATKINS, DIED 1943  Submarine P315 was H.M.S. " Truculent" sunk in a collision in the Thames Estuary in 1950

280.   Curbs

South Side
GEORGE FREDERICK BURGOYNE WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 29th 1924 AGED 48 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ANN WIFE OF ABOVE WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 15th 1952 AGED 81 YEARS

281.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RHODA LUCY DOW
CALLED HOME MARCH 2nd 1924
AGED 49 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO JULIA AGNES DOW
DIED APRIL 19th 1933
AGED 78 YEARS
"Until the day break"

282 – 292.   Mostly Curbs Post 1930

 - not recorded

ROW 22

293.   Curbs   1930's – 40's

 - not recorded

294.   Headstone and Curbs

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH REBECCA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMUEL GEORGE ELLIS
WHO PASSED AWAY 15th JAN. 1923
AGED 66
ALSO THE ABOVE
SAMUEL GEORGE ELLIS
WHO PASSED AWAY 17th SEPT. 1926
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
"Until the day break"

SAMUEL ELLIS  Insurance Agent (Kelly's Directory 1909)  Personal Estate £315 9s 7d (Probate Index)

295.   Curbs

JAMES WADY WHO DIED 30th JUNE 1922 AGED 67 YEARS

JAMES WADY  Railway Guard in Rochester (1881 Census)

296.   Curbs

South side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILY GEORGE WHO DIED APRIL 22nd 1923 AGED 37 YEARS

North Side
Fallen Face Down

297.   Headstone missing above base

 

298.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE ELIZABETH GERTRUDE
BELOVED WIFE OF H. DRURY
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1923 AGED 24 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO DOROTHY VERA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MAY 1923 AGED 4 MONTHS
"Jesus called a little child"

299.   Headstone, Curbs and "Book" Tablet

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN FRANCES
BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN CARTER
FELL ASLEEP 21st NOV. 1922
AGED 77 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO EDWIN CARTER
DIED 17th JANUARY 1935
AGED 82 YEARS
INTERRED IN LEWES

"Book" Tablet
IN LOVING AND
TREASURED MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
(LALL)
BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE BASSETT
NEWMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON
17th MARCH 1947
AGED 59 YEARS
"Loved all the time"

EDWIN CARTER  Cement Labourer (1911Census)

300 – 309.   Mostly Curbs Post 1930

 - not recorded

ROW 23

310.   Curbs

South Side
HARRIETT WEAVER WHO DIED OCT. 4th 1921 AGED 82

North Side
ALSO WILLIAM WEAVER HUSBAND WHO DIED JAN. 29th 1930 AGED 87

WILLIAM WEAVER  E.R.A. Royal Navy (1881 Census)

311.   Cross and Curbs

No Inscription?

312.   Curbs

South Side
SUSAN BARNETT WHO DIED 7th SEPT. 1921 AGED 64 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HENRY BARNETT WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1931 AGED 74 YEARS

HENRY BARNETT  Labourer (1881 Census)

313.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDWIN HENRY CHAPMAN
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1921
AGED 70 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO ELIZABETH JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1954
AGED 93 YEARS
"Reunited"

EDWIN CHAPMAN  Of Chatham, Royal Engineers' Pensioner (1901Census)

314.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOUISA ELIZABETH ROGERS WHO DIED 5th MARCH 1922 AGED 66 YEARS

North Side
ALSO EDWARD THOMAS BELOVED HUSBAND WHO DIED 29th MAY 1936 AGED 75 YEARS

EDWIN ROGERS  Gunpowder Labourer (1911Census)

315.   Headstone and Curbs

Thick Holly obscures

316.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF AMOS MILES SANCTO DIED 4th AUGUST 1921 AGED 24 YEARS "God knows best"

North Side
ALSO EDWARD CHARLES SANCTO WHO FEEL ASLEEP 15th JANUARY 1940 AGED 77 YEARS "At Rest"

317.   Headstone (not in situ)and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SUMLET STANIFORD
WHO DIED 8th JULY 1921
AGED 57 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SUMLET STANIFORD
WHO DIED 29th MARCH 1938
AGED 80 YEARS

SUMLET STANIFORD  Brickfields Labourer (1911Census)

318.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS EDWARD OVERY
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1928
AGED 78 YEARS
"His end was Peace"
ALSO ANN OVERY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1930
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"

THOMAS OVERY  Retired Publican (1911Census)  Personal Estate £735 7s (Probate Index)

319 – 324.   Curbs Post 1930 Not recorded

 

HERE IS FOOTPATH......NORTH WEST CORNER IS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

325.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SELINA ASKHAM DIED OCT. 19th 1917 AGED 71

North Side
ALSO HER HUSBAND WILLIAM HENRY ASKHAM DIED APRIL 25th 1920 AGED 76

WILLIAM ASKHAM  Unemployed Labourer (1901 Census)

BAKER see HAMMOND

326.   Flat Book Type Stone and C.W.G.C.

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
MUM AND DAD
J. BULLIMORE
WHO DIED
9th JULY 1920
AGED 64 YEARS
E. C. BULLIMORE
  WHO DIED
  5th DEC. 1931
  AGED 74 YEARS

C.W.WG. Headstone
149529 SIGNALMAN
G. A. WOSKET
ROYAL SIGNALS
13th JULY 1945 AGED 20
"Loved and Remembered Always"

J. BULLIMORE  Stationer and Tobacconist at Bromley ? (1901Census)

327.   Granite Pedestals and Curbs, Cross Fallen

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LUCY BUTLER
WHO DIED MARCH 27th 1917
AGED 62 YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved, sleep and
take thy rest"
ALSO JAMES BUTLER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 23rd 1939
AGED 86 YEARS

South Side
HERBERT LEWIS
BUTLER
SUFFOLK REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION AT MONCHY
JUNE 16th 1917
INTERRED AT MONCHY
FRANCE

North Side
EDWARD GEORGE
BUTLER
2nd K.R.R.C.
DIED OF WOUNDS SEPT. 7th 1918
INTERRED AT LIGNY
FRANCE

JAMES BUTLER  Manager of Brickfields (1911Census)

328.   Pedestals, Tall Cross, Anchor and Chain, Masonic Symbol, and Curbs


James Butlin who drowned in France in 1919

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR JAMES BUTLIN
THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE BUTLIN
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT
ST. VALERY, FRANCE
JULY 21st 1919 AGED 39 YEARS
"Man goeth forth on to his work and their labours until the evening"
ALSO THE ABOVE ALICE BUTLIN WHO DIED JULY 3rd 1947

ARTHUR BUTLIN  Personal Estate £1,934 2s 10d (Probate Index)

ARTHUR JAMES BUTLIN, DIED 1919
From Chatham News
"STROOD MAN DROWNED
The funeral took place at Frindsbury on Wednesday of Mr Arthur James Butlin (39). of 100 Frindsbury road, Master and part proprietor of the sailing barge Centaur. He accidentally met his death at St. Valery on Caux, France, on July 21st , and it appears that he must have fallen off a ladder from his barge to the quay, for in the water below he was found drowned.
   Funeral rites were accorded in France, but the body was brought to England in his own barge, navigated by Mr Pudney, also a share holder in the Centaur.
   In addition to the deceased's widow and mother and other relatives, there was a large attendance at the funeral, including Free Masons, Druids and Foresters, all of which he was a brother, and members of the Barge mens' Mutual Aid Society, the latter with their banner.
   In the absence of the Vicar, the funeral service was read by the Vicar of St. Mary's, Strood, (the Rev. L. D. Hammond). There was a large collection of wreaths, including, in addition to family tributes, one from the Gillingham League of Freemasons, of which, Mr Butlin had long been a member."

329.   C. W.G. C. Headstone

871 DRIVER
N. H. CHILDS
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
28th NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 22
"In loving memory of
Our dear son,
Forever with the Lord"

330.   Curbs

South Side
ERNEST FREDERICK JOHN COOPER WHO DIED 27th JAN. 1917 AGED 39 YEARS

North Side
ALSO LUCY MARY HIS WIFE WHO DIED 12th OCTOBER 1933 AGED 57 YEARS

ERNEST COOPER  Skilled Labourer (1911Census)

COOTES see HOGBEN

331.   Curbs

IN MEMORY OF EDWARD CRAKE DIED 15th OCT. 1915 AGED 42 YEARS

EDWARD CRAKE  Chalk Dipper Clay (1901 Census), Beer Retailer (Kelly's Directory 1909) Same man?

332.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF LEVI GEORGE CUMBERLAND
WHO DIED 6th JAN. 1921 AGED 59 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE FLORENCE LOUISA CUMBERLAND
WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1952 AGED 81 YEARS

LEVI CUMBERLAND  Police Pensioner/ Labourer (1911Census)

333.   Pedestals and Curbs, Cross Missing

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM LAING DUNCAN
WHO DIED DECEMBER 24th 1919
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO FANNY LOUISA DUNCAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AT REST 1st SEPTEMBER 1960 AGED 79

WILLIAM DUNCAN  Lace Merchant in Rochester (1911Census)

334.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN EYNON
WHO DIED 29th AUGUST 1919
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO ALBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1945
AGED 43 YEARS
"At Rest"

JOHN EYNON  Police Constable (1911Census)

335.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY CHARLES HILL WHO DIED MAY 20th 1917 AGED 64 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE SARAH HILL WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1933 IN HER 85th YEAR

HENRY HILL  Fishmonger (1911Census)

336.   Headstone and Curbs


Thomas T. J. Hill, (son of Thomas, who died in 1883)
He was also Chamberlain of the Rochester Oyster Fishery, died 1928

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
SUSANNAH HILL
WHO FELL ASLEEP JANUARY 17th 1918
AGED 75 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
JOHN THOMAS JENNINGS HILL
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 16th 1928
AGED 85 YEARS
"Resting"
CHAMBERLAIN OF THE ROCHESTER
OYSTER FISHERY FOR 26 YEARS
ALSO
EUSTACE WILLIAM HILL
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1944
AGED 62 YEARS

EUSTACE HILL  Fisherman (1911Census)
JOHN THOMAS JENNINGS HILL  Shrimp Merchant (1901 Census)
From Chatham Observer
"FIFTY YEARS A JUROR
DEATH OF MR. J. T. J. HILL
We regret to record the death of Mr John Thomas Jennings Hill (85) of 49, Grove Road, Strood, which sad event occurred at a nursing home in Chatham in the early hours of Monday morning.
   A native of Strood, the deceased was born in a house on old Rochester Bridge and for that reason he was always known as the Kentish Man nearest the Men of Kent.
   Prior to his retirement about 35 years ago he followed the avocation of a fisherman, and as such had many thrilling experiences. On one of his last voyages he was swept overboard by a heavy sea, and was rescued by one of his sons. He was a member of the jury of the Rochester Oyster Fishery for 51 years, and was for 26 years the Chamberlain.
   The Admiralty Court on Saturday was the first he had failed to attend for over half a century. Little, however, was it thought that he was so near his end.
   Mr Hill was a staunch Liberal and a prominent member of the Strood Workmens' Club. He was a keen billiard player, and only a few months ago won the billiards cup in a competition at the club.
   He leaves seven sons and one daughter (Mrs Hollins), his wife having pre-deceased him some ten years.
   The interment takes place in Frindsbury Churchyard on Saturday at 2.15 pm."

337.   Headstone and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JAMES AUSTIN HOGBEN A.I.F.
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE*
AGED 24 YEARS
KILLED IN GALLIPOLI AUGUST 17th 1915
"At Rest"

South Curb
IN MEMORY OF HANNAH HOGBEN WHO DIED APRIL 12th 1901 AGED 69 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELIZA COOTES WHO DIED MAY 25th 1901 AGED 43 YEARS
(* The top half of the headstone remains blank)

338.   Pedestals, Part Missing, Cross Fallen

[IN MEMORY OF]
ARTHUR HOWARD
WHO PASSED AWAY ON
MARCH 3rd 1918 AGED 63 YEARS
[ Eroded Verses]
ALSO OF ANN ELIZABETH BAKER
DIED JUNE 17th 1942 AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EDWARD BAKER WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1933
AGED 77 YEARS "His End was Peace"

ARTHUR HOWARD  Labourer (1911Census)

339.   Book Type Tablet

AT REST
ELIZA MARIA 
IZABY

ALSO
JAMES IZABY 
DIED 11th JULY
1916
  AGED 66 YEARS

DIED 14th JAN. 1931
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

JAMES IZABY  Cement Labourer (1901Census)

JEPSON see MIDDLETON

340.   Pedestals, Cross Missing

EMILY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROBERT JONES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
2nd FEBRUARY 1919 AGED 59 YEARS
"Oh, call it not death tis a holy sleep,
And the precious soul the Lord doth keep,
She will wake again and how satisfied ,
With likeness of him for her who died"
ALSO WILLIAM ROBERT JONES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th OCT 1936
AGED 77 YEARS

WILLIAM JONES  Engine Driver, S.E.R. (1911Census)

341.   Headstone and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
JULIA JURY
WHO DIED 8th APRIL 1916
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JUNE 1924
AGED 78 YEARS
"In Peace"

342.   Pedestals

FLORENCE
MARY
KERRIDGE
WHO DIED 22nd OCT. 1918
AGED 40 YEARS
"At Rest"

343a.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRIETT REBECCA LANDERS WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1916 AGED 66 YEARS (One line)
ALSO WILLIAM LANDERS WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1950 AGED 101 YEARS

343b.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSEPH EDWARD LANDERS
WHO DIED [APRIL] [    ] 1899
AGED [15 ] YEARS
ALSO
ERNEST MOSES LANDERS
WHO DIED [APRIL] [    ] 1899
AGED [7] YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

344.   Curbs

North Side
GEORGE ALFRED LANDERS DIED 8th NOV. 1916 AGED 32 YEARS

South Side
THOMAS WILLIAM LANDERS DIED 17th DECEMBER 1925 AGED 46 YEARS

WILLIAM LANDERS, DIED 1950
From Chatham News, August 1948
"Why all the fuss?"
"Asks Mr Landers on his 100th birthday
"What's all the fuss about ?" Mr William Landers asked good humouredly when the Mayor of Rochester (Alderman A. C. Lyle) paid a special visit to him at his home, 144 Weston Road, Strood, on Friday. Mr Landers was 100 years old on that day.
   The Mayor then read a telegram from the King sent from Balmoral Castle, Scotland. It stated; "The King and Queen are much interested to hear that you are celebrating your 100th birthday and send you hearty congratulations and good wishes – Private Secretary."
   Among the many other congratulatory messages was a telegram from the Mayor of Rochester himself.
BIRTHDAY GIFTS
After he had shaken hands with Mr Landers, the Mayor presented him with a box of cigarettes, tobacco, some cheroots ---- and some liquid refreshments"
(Was the Mayor trying to finish the old gentleman off ?)

From the Chatham News, January 1950
"DEATH OF A STROOD CENTENARIAN
Strood's oldest citizen, Mr William Landers, of 144 Weston Road, Strood, died in Milton Regis Hospital, on Tuesday at the age of 101.
   The son of a man who was born only four years after the Battle of Waterloo, Mr Landers started work at the age of eight on a Frindsbury farm, being paid 6d a day. Later he worked at the Crown and Quarry Cement Works, Frindsbury.
   Since the death of his wife in 1916, he had lived with Mrs Dean, his eldest daughter. He had outlived six of his ten children.
   He was a founder member of Strood Gospel Mission, and a service will be held at the Mission Hall,
   Brompton Lane, tomorrow (Sat.) morning at 11.45 am. Interment will follow at Frindsbury Parish Churchyard."

THOMAS LANDERS  Labourer (1901Census)

345.   Voluted Scroll and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN
THE DEAR HUSBAND OF
FRANCES LARKIN
WHO DIED FEB. 10th 1919
"He's rejoicing in Heaven we hope,
With God's angels for ever to dwell,
He was loved and respected by all,
God called and he bade us farewell"
ALSO THE ABOVE
FRANCES LARKIN
WHO DIED JULY 14th 1928
AGED 83 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

JOHN LARKIN  Farmer (1901Census)
Personal Estate (of Sole Street Farm) £4,443 8s 5d (Probate Index)

346.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALBERT EDGAR LENTON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 19th 1928 AGED 41 YEARS

347.   Fallen Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
GEORGE ERNEST LOFT
WHO DIED 21st JUNE 1928
AGED 34 YEARS
"Till we meet again"
ALSO GRACE ANN HIS WIFE
REUNITED 28th FEB 1959
AGED 65 YEARS

LOVE see MANSBRIDGE

348.   C.W.W.G. Headstone

20743 BOMBARDIER
A. G. MASON
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
15th JUNE 1918 AGE 34

349.   Headstone, Cross Fallen, and Curbs

South Curb
JOSIAH MANSBRIDGE WHO DIED 28th NOV 1918 AGED 85 YEARS

North Curb
ALSO EMMA MANSBRIDGE WHO DIED 27th OCT. 1873 AGED 40 YEARS INTERRED AT RYARSH

Headstone
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE MAXTED LOVE
WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON 15th DEC. 1927
AGED 70 YEARS
"Now at Rest"

JOSIAH MANSBRIDGE  Gardener, Father in Law to William Jones (341) (1901 Census)
GEORGE LOVE  Rail Engine Driver (1911Census)

350.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS EDWARD MIDDLETON WHO DIED 9th JANUARY 1916 AGED 39 YEARS (One line)

North Side
ALSO JOHN BELLAMY JEPSON WHO DIED 8th MAY 1928 AGED 56 YEARS

THOMAS MIDDLETON  Engineer's Clerk (1911Census)

351.   Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF CAROLINE MILES DIED APRIL 18th 1919 AGED 62 YEARS (One line)

352.   Curbs

South Side
ERNEST HENRY MILLS WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1928 AGED 28 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELIZABETH MILLS WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1953 AGED 85 YEARS

ERNEST MILLS  Gardener (1911Census)

353.   Pedestals, Cross Fallen, and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MINNIE
BELLE OLLEY
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1916
AGED 43 YEARS
"None can fill your place, dear wife,
One so good and true,
We sadly miss your dear kind face,
And always think of you"

354.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES TIMOTHY PLEASANCE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
12th JULY 1918
AGED 70 YEARS
"One of the best"
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 31st 1919
AGED 71 YEARS
"Until the day break"

355.   C. W. G. C. Headstone

51007 L/BOMBARDIER
R. E. PULLEN
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
29th SEPTEMBER 1920 AGE 30

356.   Curbs

South Side
ALFRED EDWARD RAYNER WHO DIED [    ] MARCH 1920 AGED 48 YEARS "At Rest"

North Side
ALSO CLARA EMILY RAYNER HIS WIFE WHO DIED 8th FEBRUARY 1943 AGED 70 YEARS

ALFRED RAYNER  Railway Signalman (1901Census)

357.   Curbs

South Side
THOMAS COLLIN RUTTER WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1920 AGED 61 "Rest in Peace"

North Side
ALSO ERNEST JAMES RUTTER WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1930 AGED 29 "Loved by all who knew him"

THOMAS RUTTER  Agricultural Labourer (1911Census)

SEAGER see USMAR

358.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SELLIS
WHO PASSED AWAY 7th OCT. 1915
AGED 59 YEARS
"Until the day break"
ARTHUR JAMES SELLIS
DEARLY LOVED YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS DROWNED ON H.M.S. FORMIDABLE
1st JAN 1915 AGED 20 YEARS
"Beloved he lived, bravely he died,
One of the best, we miss him still"
ALSO WILLIAM EDWARD SELLIS
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
24th APRIL 1917 AGED 30 YEARS
"He died for Britain's Freedom,
And the Honour of his Race"
ALSO WILLIAM THOMAS SELLIS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1925
AGED 66 YEARS

WILLIAM SELLIS  Police Constable (1911Census)
ARTHUR SELLIS  H.M.S. "Formidable" was a pre- Dreadnought battleship, launched in 1897, she was heavily armed and armoured. Sunk by a German U Boat in the English Channel; over 500 of the crew were drowned along with Sellis.

359.   Pedestals and Cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS DAVID SHILLITO
WHO FELL ASLEEP 16th NOV.1917
AGED 47 YEARS

THOMAS SHILITO  Shop Keeper (Kelly's Directory1895)  Personal Estate £1,091 3s (Probate Index)

360.   C.W.G.C. Headstone and Curbs

TR13/84088 RIFLEMAN
F. W. SIMMONS
3rd NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 18
"The Lord watch
between we and thee
when we are absent
from one another"

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR SON FREDERICK WILLIAM SIMMONS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE (One line)
ON THE 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1918 IN COLCHESTER HOSPITAL AGED 18 YEARS "Rest in Peace"

South Side
ANNIE ELIZABETH SIMMONS ALSO GEORGE EDWARD SIMMONS
DIED 28th MARCH 1931 AGED 62 YEARS DIED 31st DECEMBER 1935 AGED 67 YEARS

361.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

SR/9328 PRIVATE
C.E. SMITH
ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
23rd MARCH 1918 AGED 21
"We shall go to him,
But he will not,
Return to us"

362.   Curbs

ETHEL MAUD WIFE OF EDWIN ARTHUR TILLEY DIED 6th APRIL 1921 AGED 41 YEARS

EDWIN TILLEY  Civil Servant, H.M. Treasury, living in Gravesend (1911Census)

363.   Granite Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN FOND MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR AND ONLY DAUGHTER
DORIS CLARA TIMBRELL
BORN OCT. 30th 1893
DIED NOV. 6th 1918
"Only to see her face again,
Only to hear her speak"

364.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS TUGWELL
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13th 1919
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
ARTHUR TUGWELL
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT CAMBRAI
NOVEMBER 29th 1917 AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO
ALICE FREEMAN TUGWELL
WHO DIED JULY 9th 1946
AGED 83 YEARS

THOMAS TUGWELL  Antique Dealer in Rochester (1911Census)

365.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNIE (NANCY) ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE HORACE USMAR
BORN 15th JAN. 1878 DOED 19th JUNE 1927
"Lead, Kindly Light"
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE H. USMAR
DIED 5th OCT. 1942 AGED 84 YEARS

South Curb
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM H. SEAGER WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 27th 1923 AGED 51 YEARS (One line)

North Curb
ALSO MARY LOUISA SEAGER WHO DIED MAY 4th 1943 AGED 69 YEARS

GEORGE USMAR  Personal Estate £13,342 8s 7d (Probate Index)
WILLIAM SEAGER  Corn Warehouseman (1911Census)

366.   Curbs

South Side
WILLIAM DAVID VALLANCE WHO DIED 2nd SEPTEMBER 1920 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side
HANNAH VALLANCE HIS WIFE WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1949 AGED 85 YEARS

WILLIAM VALLENCE  Charge hand of Joiners (1911Census)

367.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross, and Curbs

East Side
TO THE
DEAR MEMORY OF
ROBERT
HENRY WARBURTON 'BOBBIE'
DIED 25th MAY 1919
AGED 11 YEARS
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

North Side
ALSO
MARGARET ELIZABETH
WARBURTON
DIED 2nd JUNE 1944
"Resting"
(No age given, was 60 years)

368.   Headstone and Curbs

IHS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM WARD
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF OCTOBER 1918
AGED 48 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WARD
WHO DIED ON THE 26th OF JULY 1924
AGED 52 YEARS

369.   Headstone and Curbs

IHS
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CELIA WAKE WARREN
BORN AT LITTLE HORWOOD, BUCKS. FEB. 10th 1879
AND PASSED AWAY AT CHATTENDEN MAY 11th 1916
AGED 37 YEARS
"And ye now, therefore, have sorrow but I will,
See you again and your heart shall rejoice"

370.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LOUISA REBECCA WELLER
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1919 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HUSBAND OF ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd APRIL 1927 AGED 84 YEARS
AND ANN DAUGHTER OF ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th APRIL 1946 AGED 69 YEARS

JAMES WELLER  Agricultural Labourer (1901Census)

371.   Headstone and Curbs

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES WHELLER
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET LAVINIA WHEELER
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 30th 1918
AGED 65 YEARS
"How blessed are they whose
Toils are ended"
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARGARET LAVINIA WHELLER
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 31st 1932
AGED 79 YEARS

JAMES WHELLER  Railway Clerk (1901Census)

372.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS WILSON WHO DIED 14th NOVEMBER 1917 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO FANNY HIS WIFE WHO DIED 25th JANUARY 1937 AGED 75 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ERNEST THEIR SON WHO DIED 30th JULY 1926 AGED 35 YEARS

THOMAS WILSON
Coachman (Domestic) (1911 Census)

373.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WOODLAND WHO DIED 3rd AUGUST 1917 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO ROSE HANNAH WOODLAND WHO DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1929 AGED 68 YEARS

JAMES WOODLAND  Metropolitan Police Pensioner (1911Census)

374.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES WOODROW
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1918
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd JANUARY 1926
AGED 76 YEARS

CHARLES WOODROW  Boot Maker (1901Census)

WOSKET see BULLIMORE

(The remaining monuments in this section are either post 1930 or have inscriptions missing)

APPENDIX

375.   Colonel George Baker, C. B.
   I remember walking into the burial ground about 30 years ago, and noticing a headstone to a military man, (whose name I could not remember), but I remember the C. B. because Companions of the Bath are rather thin on the ground in the Medway Towns.
   This must have been Colonel Baker, and if his headstone is still here it could be one of those fallen face down. I did try to raise these stones sufficiently to read them, but lacking a suitable lever, I was unable to do so. So, I have included the short Times obituary published on the day of his burial, October 22nd 1910. I assume that Colonel Baker was related to the Baker family who farmed Manor Farm, his abode at the time of his death.

"COL. GEORGE BAKER
   The death has taken place at Frindsbury, Rochester, of Colonel George Baker, C.B., at the age of 70. Colonel Baker was with the 67th (South Hampshire Regiment) throughout the campaign of 1860 in China, and carried the regimental colour at the action in Sinho, at the taking of Tangku, and with the storming party of the Taku Fort, the ditch of which he crossed and planted the colours on the cavalier.
   He was also present at the surrender of Peking, and received the China medal and two clasps. He was again with the 67th throughout the Afghan campaign of 1878–80, and was present in the engagement at Charasiah on October 6th 1879, and in the operations round Kabul in December, 1879, including the investment of Sherpore. He was mentioned in despatches, and received the medal and two clasps.
   Five years later, in 1885–6, he led the 67th as its commanding officer, in the Burmese Expeditions until after the surrender of Mandalay, and was again mentioned in despatches, made a Companion of the Bath, and granted the medal with clasp.
   Colonel Baker afterwards returned with his regiment to Chatham, where he was stationed until given a district in Ireland.
The funeral takes place today at Frindsbury"

 

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ANDREWS 256
ASKHAM 325
ATKINS 143
AUSTIN 337

BAKER 3, 67, 168, 338, 375
BALDOCK 113
BARDEN 36, 76, 78, 101
BARNETT 57, 312
BASSETT 299
BATES 91
BEALE 89
BEANEY 158
BELLAMY 350
BENNETT 83
BERRY 4
BIGG 91
BILDING 229
BLACKMAN 31, 262
BLAIR 24
BLAKE 66
BOLTON 69
BOUCHER 37, 207
BOURNE 52, 81, 97, 102
BRIDGER 110
BRIGGS 164
BROOKER 182
BUDD 21
BULLEN 42
BULLIMORE 326
BURCH 180
BURGESS 6
BURGOYNE 124, 280
BUTLER 327
BUTLIN 328
BYAST 129

CALDER 264
CAMPBELL 21, 35
CANNON 279
CARTER 299
CASTLE 158
CASTLE 277
CASWELL 32
CHAPMAN 313
CHEESEMAN 98
CHEESMAN 211
CHILDS 329
CHOWNE 197
CHUDLEIGH 186
CLACKETT 196
CLARK 130
COOK 76
COOPER 29, 330, 337
CORNELIUS 109
COULTER 125
CRAKE 331
CROUCH 38
CULLUM 216
CUMBERLAND 332
CUTLAND 13

DALTON 232
DAVIDSON 134
DAVIES 215
DAVIS 191
DAY 99, 144, 210
DIPLOCK 100
DOW 281
DRURY 298
DUNCAN 333

EELES 183
ELLIS 294
EVENDEN 30, 73
EYNON 334

FORMBY 258
FOX 164
FRANCIS 150
FRANKS 19
FRENCH 11, 32
FRY 123

GARDNER 8
GEORGE 200, 296
GILES 201
GLADISH 155
GODFREY 176
GOLDSMITH 170
GOODEVE 21
GRIMES 138
GROOMBRIDGE 145
GURR 87

HALES 260
HAMMOND 29, 151
HANCOCK 103
HANNAH 84, 266
HARPUM 85b
HARRISON 28
HART 239
HAYMAN 111
HAYWARD 47
HEAD 62
HEWETT 202, 203
HILL 13, 93, 177, 181, 335, 336
HINDS 135
HINXMAN 198
HIRD 148, 166
HOBBS 197
HODGE 41
HOGBEN 337
HOLLAND 133
HOLLIDAY 9
HOLMES 255
HONE 208
HONEYMON 88
HOWARD 338
HUDSON 233
HUGHES 259

 

IRONMONGER 8
IZABY 14, 339
JANES 174
JARRETT 111, 276
JENNINGS 12, 174, 336
JEPSON 350
JESSUP 199
JOHNSON 60
JONES 340
JUPP 147
JURY 341
KEMP 17
KENNARD 1
KERRIDGE 342

LAING 333
LANDERS 343b, 344, 343a
LANGLEY 85b
LARKIN 345
LEANEY 121, 159
LENTON 346
LEWRY 61
LLOYD 215
LOFT 347
LONDON 34
LOVE 349

MANSBRIDGE 349
MARCH 42
MARSH 131
MASON 348
MAXTED 349
MEARS 206
MEATH 253
MIDDLETON 96, 350
MILES 316, 351
MILLS 352
MISKIN 22
MOORE 212
MOUVERLEY 184

NEAME 27
NESHAM 148
NEWMAN 299
NICHOLLS 136

OLLEY 353
OSENTON 66
OTWAY 52
OVERY 318

PARDOE 26
PARSONS 53
PHILLIPS 101
PHILLIPS 192
PLEASANCE 354
POCOCK 50, 132
POOLEY 82
POTTERTON 107
PRATT 134
PULLEN 355
PUTTIFER 58, 59

RAYNER 356
ROBERTS 39, 80, 126, 143
ROGERS 314
ROSER 41
ROSS 238
ROWE 235
RUTTER 357

SALES 49
SANCTO 316
SAUNDERS 2
SAUNDERS 67
SAYER 258
SCOTCHMAN 106
SEAGER 365
SELLIS 358
SHILLITO 359
SIMMONS 171, 360
SINCLAIR 21
SKINNER 15
SMALL 209
SMITH 361
SPINK 37
STANIFORD 317
STARTUP 46, 265
STIRRUP 56
STOBBART 86
STONE 21, 68, 128, 239
STROUD 257
STROUGHILL 214
STRUDWICK 119
SUMLET 317
SUMMER 46

 

TIBE 34
TILLEY 362
TIMBRELL 363
TOOLEY 183
TREMAIN 82
TRUMAN 57
TUFFEY 17
TUGWELL 364
TULLY 95
TURNER 104

USMAR 365
VALLANCE 366

WADY 295
WAGHORNE 51
WAKE 369
WAKELING 7
WALKER 218
WALLER 122
WALLIS 23
WALTER 64, 76
WARBURTON 367
WARD 368
WARDEN 146
WARREN 369
WARWOOD 25
WATERHOUSE 219
WATKINS 15, 24, 252, 279
WEAVER 78, 310
WELLER 370
WELLS 142
WENHAM 257
WEST 105
WHELLER 371
WHIFFEN 194, 195
WHITE 85a, 213
WHITEBREAD 72
WHITMORE 127
WHITTAKER 169
WHYLAND 8
WHYTE 179
WIGG 10
WILDISH 160
WILKINSON 149
WILLIAMS 77
WILLIAMSON 108
WILLS 42, 43
WILSON 118, 372
WINNE 5
WOODLAND 373
WOODROW 374
WOSKET 326
WYLES 79

YOUNG 263

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