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Gillingham Church M.I.s with Index of names from gravestones

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary Magdalene Church, Gillingham recorded in 1862 by 
Captain Connolly, Royal Engineers. Concise Wills and other notes added by D.E. Williams 2015.

M.I.s numbers 1 to 100

1.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF MR. WILL. LE FEBURE
PURSER IN HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER
THE 17th 1801 AGED 52 YEARS

2.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. REBEKAH CHESHIRE WIFE OF MR. JOHN
CHESHIRE MASTER, SMITH IN HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD, CHATHAM WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd
OF SEPTEMBER 1811 IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN CHESHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECEMBER 1825
AGED 76 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated11th February 1824
John Cheshire, Master Smith, H. M. Dockyard
   All money due at his death, after funeral costs, etc., to be equally shared between his sons, John and James and daughter, Mary Bagshaw, Sarah Willcock and Elizabeth Ester Darling, in case of the death of any of them, their share goes equally shared among their children.
   To grand daughter, Rebecca Bagshaw all clothes, household furniture, books, linen and plate, except silver watch, which goes to grandson, George Bagshaw.
   His freehold house in Manor Street, Brompton ,(in Gillingham), to daughter Mary, for life, if she dies before her youngest child is 20, her husband John, is to continue to live in the house, until youngest child is 20. From testator's death, John Bagshaw will keep house in good repair, insured and pay taxes, he will also pay 10 per annum to testator's sons and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth, to be shared equally.
   If daughter Mary has died and her youngest child has reached 20, executors to sell house and divide proceeds into 5 equal parts, one fifth to be shared by Mary's children and the rest to be equally shared between sons, John and James and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth.
   Son John Cheshire, Blacksmith in H. M. Dockyard and son in law, John Bagshaw, Rope Maker, also in H. M. Dockyard, are executors and trustees.
   Witnesses: Joseph Green, John Orton and Paul Gandon.
   Proved 7th January 1826

3.   Headstone and two Foot Stones

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM BROOKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th SEPTEMBER 1816
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES FARLEY BROOKS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE, SHE DIED 13th DECEMBER 1816
AGED 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
SAMUEL PAYNE SON OF MRS. DORETHEA BURROWS
SAMUEL & SARAH PAYNE WHO DIED 27th OF JUNE 1805
WHO DIED 17th NOV. 1800 AGED 65 YEARS
AGED 7 YEARS & 3 MONTHS MR. WILLIAM BURROWS
MRS FRANCES FARLEY SON OF THE ABOVE
WIFE OF WHO DIED 26th MARCH 1807
MR. THOMAS FARLEY AGED 37 YEARS
WHO DIED 28th SEPT. 1814
AGED 39 YEARS

4.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN LANE
WHO DIED DEC. 25th 1800
AGED 1YEAR & 5 MONTHS
MR. THOMAS KEMSLEY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 14th
1839 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1838
Thomas Kemsly, of Gillingham, Turner.
   To his wife, Mary, two cottages, (and household furniture), known as Scrafield Cottages, in Gillingham, also one house, 9 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend , (Milton), for her life. She must not sell any part. After her death, all the property to be equally divided between his "natural" children, Amelia Palmer, Louisa Park, Elizabeth Pett and Sarah Crisfield, also the rent from 10 Peppercroft Street.
   To his brother, John Kemsley, all his clothes and watch, in consideration of the"love I bear to him". He desires that all his tools, turning lathe, stock in trade, be sold and after his funeral costs, etc., are paid, the money divided between his wife and daughters, in equal shares.
   Appoints wife and nephew, Robert Kemsley, executors, they have 5 each.
   Witnesses: George Tidd Everett, Philpott Castle and John Wells.
   Proved 27th December 1839

5.   Pedestal, Railed

THIS TOMB IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
OF MR. SAMUEL LONDON
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF JUNE 1811
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
SAML. LONDON DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DEC. 1816 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated, 9th June 1809
Samuel London, "Gentleman".
    All his household goods, bedding, china, linen, clothes and plate, to wife Mary, for life. After her death or if she dies in his lifetime, the above to be equally shared between the children of his son in law, William Peter King, when King thinks it proper.
   To wife, Mary, 200. His freehold house in Gillingham, or elsewhere, to William Peter King and Stephen Dadd of Manor Street, Brompton, Shipwright, upon trust, to sell when they think fit, either in his wife's lifetime or after her death.
   Proceeds to be part of his personal estate, to be invested in Public Funds. The annual interest to be divided equally between Ann Munn of Brompton, widow and Elizabeth Smith wife of Robert Francis Smith of Brompton, Gentleman, for their lifetimes. After their deaths, , from the sum of 100, held upon trust, the annual interest, to be paid to Frances Champness widow of William Champness, Labourer of Gillingham, for her life. After her death, the 100 to be shared equally between her children at 21 years of age.
   To Thomas Simmonds, son of John Simmonds, deceased, late of Gillingham, Farmer, an annuity of 10. To Sarah Armstrong, his late servant an annuity of 10 for life. To Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of John Simmonds, an annuity on 10. To Tapley Simmons, son of Lance and Sarah Simmons, (both deceased), 50 and a silver watch, he forgives Tapley from all debts owed. To William King, his godson, a silver watch to be delivered to his father, William Peter. To Mary King, daughter of William Peter, 200 at 21 years of age, in meantime interest goes towards her maintenance and education. The interest if of his personal estate, to Samuel Pierce of Gillingham, Yeoman, son of Ann Munn by her former husband, for life, after his death, the part to be shared equally between his children.
   The interest from another part, shared equally by the children of John Pierce, late of Brompton, Butcher and the sons of Ann Munn by her former husband, by [       ] his wife now [       ] Field ?, widow, until they are 21.
   Another part to Elizabeth wife of Thomas Rule of Gillingham, Shipwright, daughter of Ann Munn by her former husband, for life; after her death, the capital equally shared between her children, in meantime interest towards their maintenance and education.
   Interest of the remaining part to James Munn of Brompton, House Carpenter, son of Ann Munn, for life, after his death, the capital shared equally between his children, in the meantime interest as above.
   Wife Mary, W. P,. King and Stephen Dadd are executors, they have 20 each.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Rochester, George Streetin and M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs.
   Proved 21st August 1811

6.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF MARK DARLING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 29th AUGUST 1822
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARK DARLING WHO DIED
23rd APRIL [1820]*
ALSO MARGARET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th FEB. 1820
AGED 16 YEARS

* Not 1820; there is a Mark Darling, aged 43, buried on April 23rd 1839. The details for Ann are correct. Is Mark of 1839, her son ? Note no age recorded.

7.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW TATLOCK
FORTY YEARS A MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED THE 6th OF NOVEMBER 1820
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SUSANNAH TATLOCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 10th OF FEBRUARY 1837
AGED 94 YEARS

8.   Pedestal


KING FAMILY

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. PETER KING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
THE 10th 1792 AGED 57 YEARS
WILLIAM PETER KING, GRANDSON
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST
THE 10th 1799 AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
ELIZABETH KING GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 24th 1819 AGED 12 YEARS
ANN HANNAH KING
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1826 AGED 21 YEARS
(CHILDREN OF MR. W.P. KING OF ROCHESTER)

Another Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM PETER KING
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF FEBRUARY 1833
IN THE 62nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS. CATHERINE KING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1849
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HER AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR KING DAUGHTER OF THE
AFORESAID MR. W. P. KING WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 23rd DECEMBER 1848
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th January 1833
William Peter King of Rochester, Chemist and one of the Alderman of the City
   All his real estate to wife Catherine and friends John Stunt of Gillingham, Gentleman and James Gray of Charing Cross, Grocer, upon trust.
   When they think fit, they are to sell and proceeds to be part of his personal estate. Also to them his leasehold in Rochester High Street, his dwelling house, for remaining term, his wife is to be allowed to live there as long as she wishes, with family and servants. Excluded is his shop used in Chemist and Druggist business. She is to carry on living there as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. If she gives it up during this period, then son Thomas Simmons King can live there, paying his mother 40 per annum. If she remains she and Thomas share rent, taxes and repairs. At his wife's death or remarriage, executors can sell property, (subject to son's rights).
   He gives Ree's New Encyclopaedia to sons Thomas; all his medical books to son William Samuel and Thomas, shared equally.
   To wife Catherine, 500, plus 50 for mourning, to two sons and daughters, Catherine and Mary 50 each; to friends John Stunt and John Gray, 10 each. Also to wife use of household furniture, plate, linen, china, pictures, books (except above books), for her life, as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. On her death or remarriage, then the above items to be shared equally between her children. If any of them desire the furniture it will be divided among them so desiring.
   Residue to residuary personal estate; stock in trade and fixtures of chemist business to be held upon trust. His farming and grazing business to be sold, proceeds to residuary personal estate and invested in Public Funds or other good securities, upon trust, wife to have interest for life, as long as she remains his widow and unmarried. After wife's death, money from sale of freehold and leasehold estate, to be transferred to his four children in equal shares. If son William desires to buy the leasehold property in his own occupation, it is to be valued by two indifferent persons, one appointed by William and one by the trustees. If son Thomas desires to buy his stock in trade, he will pay 400, on condition that his son leaves his share of the residuary personal estate, in trustees hands, the 400 comes from his share, for which he will pay interest of 4% per annum.
   Wife and other trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Attorney at Law, Rochester, J. F. Hookham and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs. Twopenny & Essell, Solicitors, Rochester.
   Proved 29th April 1833

9.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY CROWHURST
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1821
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO HENRIETTA ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
1st AUGUST 1828 AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO FANNY LAURA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
1st APRIL 1829 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1837
AGED 24 YEARS
INTERRED BY HIS MASTER ?
ALSO THE ABOVE MARY CROWHURST
WHO DIED 29th JUNE 1844
AGED 54 YEARS

10.   Headstone?

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. ROBERT ROBINSON
WHO DIED 28th OCTOBER 1839
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SARAH ROBINSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1842
AGED 74 YEARS

11.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY HAMMOND WIFE OF
EDWARD. HAMMOND MASTER
BRICKLAYER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY OF
MARCH 1729 AGED 49 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE FIVE CHILDREN, THREE SONS
AND TWO DAUGHTERS

Rear
MR. EDWARD HAMMOND
DIED 27th SEPTEMBER 1761
IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th March 1758
Edward Hammond, Master Bricklayer H. M. Dockyard, Deptford
   His new built leasehold, where he now lives, in Broomfield, Deptford, to his wife Ann for remainder of term. Rest and residue, also to his wife, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Currey and Thomas Forkington
   Proved 30th September 1761

12.   Chest Tomb?

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA OBEN
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 2nd DEC. 1788
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THOMAS AND ELIZA OBEN
CHARLES COFFIN HEATLEY
DIED THE 12th APRIL 1800 2YRS 9 MOS.
ELIZA MARY DIED 14th APRIL 1800 AGED 1 YR 1MO
ELIZA FRANCES OBEN DIED 10th
OF NOV. 1801 AGED 14 MONTHS
THOMAS OBEN ESQ.
LATE NAVAL OFFICER AT HALIFAX
NOVA SCOTIA
WHO DIED THE 10th OF MAY 1805
AGED 37 YEARS
ELIZA SIMMONS LAMPREY
LATE WIDOW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS OBEN ESQ.
DIED 25th APRIL 1841
AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th April 1802
Thomas Oben, now residing at Chatham. Naval Officer at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
   William Drawbridge and George Nash, Gentlemen, both of Brompton, are executors and trustees, and get 10 each for their troubles.
   To them his money, household goods, plate, linen, china and personal estate, upon trust. They to invest money obtained above, in Government securities and pay the interest to his wife, Susannah for her life. She has other furniture she needs and effects, which are not in this trust. After her death, the principal sum to be shared equally among his children at 21 years of age. If any of them died pre 21, then their share to William and Frances Drawbridge, children of above William Drawbridge, at 21 years.
   Trustees can use money at their discretion to place any of his children in a good business.
   Witnesses: George Clarke, 39 Essex Street, Strand and Thomas Lewton, Junior of the same place.
Codicil dated 30th April 1802
   He now revokes part of will referring to furniture and other effects, not in trust, to his wife.
   Now to her and the trustees ? Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: As before
   Proved 17th August 1805

13.   Chest Tomb

FRANCES SARAH
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 18th MARCH 1821 AGED 33 YEARS
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS PERFECTLY RESIGNED TO THE WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY
IN A PERFECT TRUST OF A BLESSED ETERNITY THROUGH THE ATONING BLOOD
OF THE BLESSED REFEEMER

Side Panel
AMELIA MARIA
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
AND WIFE OF LAMMOY HENRY FORBES
DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1821 AGED 28 YEARS
IN HUMBLE BUT CONFIDENT HOPE OF AN IMMORTAL CROWN
THROUGH THE MERITS OF HER SAVIOUR
AMELIA WIFE OF MR. WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE, JUNIOR
DIED 18th JUNE 1813 AGED 21 YEARS

Side Panel
WILLIAM
SON OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 2nd MARCH 1820 AGED 33 YEARS
HIGHLY RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
AND MOST SINCERELY LAMENTED
BY HIS FAMILY

14.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE
9th DAY OF MARCH 1788
AGED 23 YEARS
KITTY DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 10th DAY OF
JANUARY 1788 AGED 3 YEARS
CATHERINE WIFE OF
MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE
DIED THE 4th OF JULY 1790
AGED 67 YEARS
ANN WIFE OF MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE DIED
THE 17th OF OCTOBER 1762 AGED 26 YEARS
MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE DIED THE 23rd
OF DECEMBER 1793 AGED 64 YEARS
WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE ESQ.
OF HARTLIP IN THIS COUNTY
DIED 3rd DECEMBER 1842 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO AMELIA SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 9th 1845 AGED 81 YEARS
DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HER FRIENDS

End Panel
JOSEPH SON
OF WILLIAM AND
AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1789
IN HIS INFANCY
THOS. SON OF WILL. &
AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 23rd AUGUST 1793
AGED 23 MONTHS

End Panel
THOS. DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 12th SEPT. 1784
AGED 46 YEARS
HENRY DIED
THE 11th OF MARCH 1802
AGED 2 YEARS

Side Panel
MR. FLAVIUS KINGSFORD DRAWBRIDGE
SON OF WILLIAM AND AMELIA DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 17th MAY 1833 AGED 30 YEARS
ANNE THIRD WIFE OF MR. JOSEPH DRAWBRIDGE
DIED 29th APRIL 1820 AGED 82 YEARS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF KITTY AND ANN
DAUGHTERS OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE DRAWBRIDGE
THE FORMER DIED THE 21st AUGUST 1770 AGED 6 YEARS
AND THE LATTER THE 6th DEC. 1773 AGED 9 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 12th April 1791 and 1st September 1841
Joseph Drawbridge of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   Desires to be buried in the family vault in Gillingham churchyard.
   To son in law Caleb Pott of Sheerness, Gentleman, 600 in 4% consolidated annuities in Bank of England, also a silver mug, marked J.C.D, a silver tankard marked M.E.S., two silver tablespoons marked C.P., a pair of gold studs with cypher, J. D.
   To son William of Gillingham, (who is executor), his freehold house where he now lives in High Street, Brompton and two other freeholds in the same High Street, one occupied by Joseph Gilbert and Edward Tighurst, the other by [      ] Brooks, for ever.
   To nephew Edward Merritt the Younger, 30, and to Edward Merritt the Elder, 10. To friend Elias Walton, of the Mint, at the Tower of London, Gentleman, 10guineas.
   Rest and remainder of personal estate and household goods, furniture, etc., and mortgages, bonds, etc., to son William, for ever.
   Witnesses: John Vinall, George Weatherall and William Spencer.
   Proved 16th January 1794
William Drawbridge, of Hartlip, Esquire.
   Desires to be buried in family vault at Gillingham, "where my ashes will mingle with those of my dear wife, children and other relatives".
   Sons, Charles, George, Henry and Thomas (latter's middle name is Oben), are executors.
   To wife Amelia, and daughters, Kitty, Elizabeth and Anne, his house at Hartlip and all household goods and furniture, etc., long as they remain unmarried, for life.
   To wife Amelia, "who has been for more than half a century the dear companion of all my joys and sorrows", an annuity of 300 in lieu of Dower Rights. To daughter in law, Jane Drawbridge, widow of late son Francis, 20; to his friend, Juliana Maria Cooke, 20. To wife and four daughters, his "Cordiphonia" ?, a chapel in this place with the grounds around, called Chapel Garden, for their lives. To his sons his other freeholds and lands upon trust.
   All his leasehold estate, his cash, investments, money due to him, personal estate and effects to his sons, also upon trust. From income of estate, his wife is to have the annuity of 300, and annuities of 40 each to all his children.
   He has paid a large sum to persons his late son Flavius was indebted to, unknown to his father.
   In fairness to his other children he cannot leave more to Flavius's daughter, Mary Amelia; her mother, Mary Jane is to have an annuity of 30 during her daughter's minority, toward her maintenance and education.
   If she lives to 21, 1,000 3 bank annuities will be transferred to her.
   He has advanced son, Joseph, 1,200, so to equalise things as far as other children are concerned, he gives them 1,200 each.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham and M.S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham.
   Proved 12th January 1843
William Drawbridge
Universal British Directory 1793 95, William Drawbridge, 2nd Clerk to Store Keeper, Chatham Dockyard.
Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham ,1998, William Drawbridge, High Constable of Gillingham, 1800 -1801; Captain of the Gillingham Volunteer Artillery, 1807.

15.   Fallen Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD AUGUSTUS BUTLER
SON OF
RICHARD EDWARD BUTLER
LATE OF H. M. 35th REGT. OF FOOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 31st OF OCTOBER
1820 AGED 3 MONTHS

16.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
HUGH & REBECCA ELIZ. MORRISS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 3rd 1858
AGED 2 YEARS, 2 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
"But Jesus said, suffer little children and
forbid them not to come unto me, for of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven" Matt. 19C 14V

17.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Plain Ledger

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HITCHCOCK
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 21st SEPTEMBER 1825
IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE
" A Worthy Man ---
but ----
Praises on tombs
are trifles, vainly spent,
A Man's name
is his best monument"
ANN HITCHCOCK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st AUGUST 1830
AGED 75 YEARS

Rear
NEAR
THIS PLACE LIE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN MUDDELL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF DECEMBER 1797
AGED 41 YEARS

John Muddell, no will but administration only, described as a Scavel Man, (more or less a labourer), doubtless in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham.

18.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. DANIEL COUCHMAN
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1814?
AGED 74 YEARS

19.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MR. DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 4th MARCH 1798
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN ADAMS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1808
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO MRS. BETHULIA WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 7th APRIL 1839
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. WILLIAM DANIEL ADAMS
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1853
IN THE 84th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZA DAUGHTER OF
MR. DANIEL AND ANN ADAMS
WHO DIED 24th JUNE 1778
AGED 3 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st March 1843
William Daniel Adams, of Brompton, Gentleman
   Household furniture and goods, money, investments, to John Adams, Gentleman.
   To late wife's niece, Jane Joss, spinster, 100; to George Surrell of Rochester, Gentleman, 19 guineas. Rest and remainder of personal estate, after legacies and expenses, shared equally between brother John and niece Ann Sugden, if she dies before testator, then her share to her children, shared equally.
   A freehold cottage, occupied by William Greenstreet, in Broad Alley, Brompton, to brother John, for life he to keep repaired and insured, after his death, then to John's widow, Charlotte, subject to same conditions.
   Real estate to Ann Sugden, for life, on same conditions as above. After her death, to her children, in meantime rents towards her childrens' maintenance and education.
   Brother John, Ann Sugden and friend George Surrell are trustees and executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Charles Lott, Clerk to Messrs Essell, Hayward and Essell.
   Proved 29th July 1853, power reserved to John Adams.

20.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS CHARLOTTE ADAMS
WIFE OF MR. JOHN ADAMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1845
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN ADAMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF FEBRUARY 1858
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
CATHERINE DAVID
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
  [               ]*
[               ]
*Unfinished

21.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN
OF THE LATE LIEUT. COLONEL BOYS
ROYAL MARINES
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
EDWARD SMITH
DIED AT BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
DECEMBER 21st 1802 AGED 8 YEARS
AMELIA HARVEY
DIED AT GILLINGHAM
MARCH 13th 1818 AGED 7 YEARS
ELLEN
DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
SEPTEMBER 1st 1831 AGED 25 YEARS
OCTAVIA HARVEY
DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
JULY 27th 1833 AGED 20 YEARS
JUDITH
DIED AT ROCHESTER
JANUARY 19th 1855 AGED 52 YEARS
CAROLINE HARVEY WIFE OF
STEPHEN MATHIAS, ESQ.
FISHGUARD, PEMBROKESHIRE
DIED AT ROCHESTER
MARCH 13th 1858 AGED 50 YEARS
"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble,
He knoweth them that trust in Him"

22.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH NEWCOMB
WIFE OF
FREDERICK S. NEWCOMB
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8th FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO EMMA HORATIA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th MAY 1809
AGED 7 MONTHS

23.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH SMART
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 5th 1824
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS ROBY WIFE OF
CAPT. FALSHAM ROBY
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1807 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF
CAPT. FALSHAM ROBY , R. N.
WHO DIED AT TORTOLA
IN THE WEST INDIES APRIL 15th 1808

24.   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY CARTER WIFE OF
MR JAMES CARTER OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1816
IN THE 45th YEAR OF HER AGE
"He cut down my strength in my
Journey and shortened my days"
ALSO MR JAMES GEORGE CARTER
COMMANDER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1856
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO PHEOBE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE ABOVE JAMES GEORGE CARTER
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1859
AGED 64 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd July 1856
James Carter of Chatham, Commander R. N.
   After expenses are paid, an insurance policy and household furniture house contents and all other estate to wife, Phoebe. His wife and daughter, also Phoebe are executors.
   Witnesses: H. Wickham, Solicitor, Strood and R. E. Wickham, Strood.
   Proved 13th July 1857

25.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF NEPTUNE FULLER
WHO DIED THE 9th DAY OF JUNE 1805
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO SIX CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY
ALSO MR ROSE FULLER LATE BOATSWAIN
OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ISIS
WHO DIED THE 13th DAY OF DECEMBER 1815
AGED 44 YEARS

26.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARIA LOUISE POPE HODGSKIN
WIFE OF JOHN HODGSKIN OF BROMPTON
IN THIS PARISH WHO DIED 3rd MARCH 1825
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MARIA BEBLER
HER MOTHER WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1825
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN HODGSKIN
LATE OF THE NAVY AND ARMY HOTEL, CHATHAM
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1848
AGED 56 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th December 1848
John Hodgskin, of Chatham, Inn Keeper
   This will has reproduced badly, so details may have been missed.
   His freehold house in New Brompton, to wife for life, after her death, to Samuel Bryan of Maidstone, Inn Keeper and Isaac Dadd of Chatham, Boot Maker, plus his stock in trade household goods and furniture, upon trust. They are to permit wife use of household goods for life, she is to have 300.
   Trustees will eventually sell other furniture, and effects including stock in trade, and invest money and pay interest to his wife for life. After her death, trustees will sell all estate and share the money among the children of brothers, Thomas, Charles (deceased), and Richard, (deceased) and late brother in law, George Humphries.
   Witnesses: Adam Martin and D. Riches ?
Codicil
   Now appoints Augustus Keppel, of Holborn Hill, London, as additional executor and trustee.
   Confirms rest of will.
   Witnesses: Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester and Mary Mc Guinness, ( ? ) at Mr John Hodgskin.
Wright's Directory, 1838, "Queen's Head" at Brompton

27.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF
MR ANDREW WHITE, R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1838
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE NAMED
ANDREW WHITE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF MARCH 1840
AGED 74 YEARS

28.   Headstone and elevated Body Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW SPRAY
MASTER BRICKLAYER IN HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD AT CHATHAM HE DIED THE 7th OF
AUGUST 1723 AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO ELEANOR HIS WIFE SHE DIED
THE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1720 AGED 54
LIKEWISE JOHN SON OF MATTHEW
AND ELEANOR SPRAY DIED FEBRUARY 5th
1754 AGED 51
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE SHE DIED JAN.
12th 1785 AGED 69 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARY CROWHURST
OBT. MARCH 21st 1830 AET. 61
ALSO MR ROBERT CROWHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
OBT. JANUARY [ ]1848 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ISABELLA WIFE OF
MR JESSE CROWHURST
OBT. 2nd JULY 1846 AET. 33 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1723
Matthew Spray of Gillingham, Bricklayer.
   To Matthew his eldest son, a house in the occupation of Mrs Allen, in Brompton Street, Gillingham; to second son, Richard, 50 and a silver spoon; to youngest son, John, his now dwelling house in Gillingham and a silver spoon. If testator dies before John's apprenticeship has ended, John will have residue, upon condition that he maintains youngest daughter, Ann until apprenticeship is served. To eldest daughter, Eleanor Collings the house in Gillingham, where she now lives, and a silver cup, corral and 5. To youngest daughter Ann the house now occupied by Mr Davis in Brompton Street and a silver tankard, silver spoon and 5. All his household goods and movables to son John and daughter Ann, shared equally.
Son Matthew is executor.
   Witnesses: James Tapley, Thomas Hill and Thomas Shrub.
   Proved 22nd August 1723.

John Spray, died 1754, was Master Bricklayer in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, (Burial Register)

29.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT CROWHURST
LATE OF GRAVESEND
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1856
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF
ROBERT GEORGE SON OF
JESSE AND ISABELLA CROWHURST
WHO DIED 19th APRIL 1852
AGED 6 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th September 1853
Robert Crowhurst of Gravesend, Tallow Chandler.
   To each of his nephews and nieces, Robert, Eliza, Charles, Sarah, Frances, Mary and Elizabeth Crowhurst, children of late brother Matthew Spray Crowhurst and William, Mary and Frederick Crowhurst, children of his brother, Jesse, 19 guineas each.
   Residue of all estate, to brother Jesse, of Brompton, Tallow Chandler. Jesse and Robert Turner of Gravesend Hotel Keeper are executors.
   Witnesses: George Shotland?, Solicitor, Gravesend and C.H. Wiltshire, his Clerk.
   Proved 12th June 1856 Robert Turner has renounced executorship.

30.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA HELLYER WIFE OF
PHILIP HELLYER ASSISTANT IN
H. M. DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 16th 1808 AGED 64
ALSO
THE ABOVE PHILLIP HELLYER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 11th 1825 AGED 81

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd May 1824
To grand daughter Sophia Hellyer daughter of late son, Philip, 500, 4% bank annuities; to servant, Frances Lott, 50 and bed and furniture in her room; to daughter Sophia, wife of Charles Francis, items of silver plate, 4 high candlesticks, with snuffer and stand, tea pot and stand, sugar basket and tongs, milk jug, 12 tea spoons, 2 gravy spoons, 5 table spoons, ivory handled knives and forks, viz. 2 carvers and forks, 12 large knives and forks and 12 small knives and forks.
   To son Thomas, 4 silver salt spoons, silver wine strainer, silver punch ladle, 2 low silver candlesticks, plated set of castors, stand toast rack and night candlestick.
   He forgives and releases his children from any debts owed to him. Residue to sons Thomas and John and daughters Sophia, equally shared. The two sons are executors.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Attorney, Rochester and Mary Thomas, widow, Chatham.
   Proved 18th November 1825

31.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF LOUISA DAUGHTER
OF JOHN AND MARY HELLYER
WHO DIED 3rd OF DECEMBER 1806
AGED 3 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO
EMMA WHO DIED FEBRUARY 22nd 1819
AGED 5 MONTHS
SOPHIA MARY HELLYER
DIED 7th DECEMBER 1829
AGED 21 YEARS

32.   Foot Stone

M. C. 1816
J. G. C. 1856
P. C. 1859

33.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES SCOTT, ESQ., OF THE ROYAL
NAVY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AFTER A SHORT BUT SEVERE ILLNESS
ON THE 5th OF JULY 1834 AGED 60
ALSO
JAMES HIS SON WHO IS SUPPOSED
TO HAVE BEEN LOST IN H. M. SHIP
REDWING ON THE COAST OF AFRICA
IN 1827 AGED 15
ALSO
MARY HIS DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 8th OF DECEMBER
1812 AGED 8 MONTHS
ALSO
HAMILTON HIS SON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON THE 5th OF MAY 1821
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO
ADELAIDE HIS YOUNGEST CHILD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
10th OF JUNE 1835 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH WIFE OF GEORGE BYNG
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES
SCOTT WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN
S. AUSTRALIA ON THE 27th DAY OF NOV.
1849 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES HAMILTON OSMER
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE J. SCOTT, ESQ.
WHO PERISHED WITH SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
IN THE ARTIC EXPEDITION

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th June 1834
James Scott of Gillingham, Purser, R. N.
   To wife Elizabeth, all freeholds for life. After her death, then to children of wife by former husband, John, Eliza, Peter, Edward, George, Beresford and Adelaide, equally shared, at 21 years.
   To wife and friends, James Blackadder of Gillingham, Gentleman and Edward Bate of Greewich, Esquire, all his leaseholds, in trust, rents to his wife for life, after her death, then to the above children equally shared. Residue of personal estate, after legacies and expenses, to wife and other trustees, interest fro wife as above. After her death, the principal to be shared equally by her children, (who have his surname, Scott).
   All mortgages and trust estate he may be vested in, to executors. James, son of his wife, known as James Scott, at sea on H.M.S. Sloop, Redwing, has not been heard from for several years, it is supposed that the vessel foundered at sea and James has been drowned, but if he does return before his mother's death, he to have equal share.
   Witnesses: George Nash, Senior and George Essell, Attorney, Rochester
   Proved 4th August 1834 power reserved to Edward Bate.

34.   Large Ledger

UNDERNEATH THIS STONE
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
THE LATE MR JOHN TRACY
(OF BROMPTON) HE DIED 14th DEC.
1809 AGED 65 YEARS
HIS ELDEST SON
JOHN GRAY TRACY DIED 10th
APRIL 1795 AGED 23 YEARS
MARY RELICT OF MR JOHN TRACY
DIED 18th MARCH 1821 AGED 69 YEARS
MARY DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND MARY TRACY
AND WIFE OF WILL. ANDREWS DIED 29th MAY
1821 AGED 45 YEARS
JANE MARY DAUGHTER OF ALBERMARLE
& JANE TRACY DIED 29th MARCH 1829
IN THE 2nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ELLEN MATILDA THEIR DAUGHTER DIED
9th MARCH 1841 IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF HER AGE
MATILDA FORTH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & MARY TRACY
OBIIT 30th AUGUST 1849 AETATIS 61
LIEUT. HENRY TRACY, R. A. D..
OBIIT 26th MARCH 1854 AETATIS 74 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th July 1808
John Tracy of Brompton, Book Seller.
   Executors to sell or mortgage such of his real estate as necessary to pay debts and funeral costs, etc. To wife, Mary, (only daughter and heir of Joseph Stanley of Chatham), all real estate, (after above paid), for her life. After her death, estate to be divided equally between his children and those of his deceased daughter, Elizabeth, late wife of William Wise of Borstal, in the proportions that their mother would have been entitled to had she lived, for ever.
   To youngest son Albermarle, a miniature portrait of his maternal great uncle, George Monck Duke. To wife, Mary, rest and residue of personal estate. She is sole executor.
   Will signed John Tracy, otherwise, Tresse.
   Witnesses: Richard Phillips, Thomas Scott and John Stuart
   Proved 1st June 1812

From the "Gentleman's Magazine"
"Died 14th December 1809, at Brompton, in Kent, Mr John Tracy, many years a book-seller in that place. It is a tribute due to his memory to say few men of his situation lived more respected or died more sincerely regretted. Not withstanding a constant and attentive perseverance in business, he appropriated a considerable portion of those hours usually spent in sleep to research of the most abstruse nature, and so great were his acquirements, particularly in the labyrinths of antiquity and genealogy, that frequent were the applications made to him by popular writers for information on those subjects.
   In the history, topography , and antiquities of the county, he was completely versed, and the different publications on those subjects are indebted to him for a variety of interesting material. Disdaining to acquire fame of pecuniary emolument from his studies, all who applied readily and cheerfully obtained a part of his store. His widow and children have lost a truly affectionate husband , father and friend; the world a man of sound judgement and integrity; and Mr Urban* a valuable correspondent."
   (* Mr Urban was the name used by all editors of the magazine)

35.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR JAMES ADAMS
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1830
AGED 59 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 26th May 1830
   James Adams of Brompton, Shipwright.
   All, of his estate to wife Mary, for life. After her death, to daughter, Ann Sophia Sugden, for ever.
   Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Vinall, Richard Crouch and William Saxton
   Proved 2nd October 1830

36.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WHITE
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 17th 1784
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOS. WHITE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 16th 1787
AGED 78 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 12th June 1783, (Gillingham is a "Peculiar" parish of this jurisdiction and exempt from the Rochester Courts),
Thomas White of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   Household goods, plate, linen, furniture, etc., to wife Mary for life, after her death, then shared equally between his brother, Stephen and sisters, Elizabeth Hill and Ann Mackney.
   To John Page of Gillingham, Gentleman, (his trustee), 5. Rest and residue, of real and personal estate, after funeral costs, etc., to John Page, upon trust, he is to gather together his personal estate and invest value in Public Funds, and pay interest and rents, including from his farm and grazing business (leasehold), and rent of freehold pieces of woodland to wife, Mary. For life. After her death, in trust, to pay Alice Stevens of Chatham, a relation, 20; to relation, Thomas Sharpe, son of James and Elizabeth Sharpe, 20. Residue to be equally shared by his brother and sister.
   Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Mary Hunt, John Bell and John Sommerton.
   Proved November 1784

37.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD AND SARAH LOVE
OF THE PARISH OF MARDEN
WHO DIED 10th NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 50 YEARS

38.   Ledger with Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE UNDER MENTIONED CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM AND MERCY PALMAR
SARAH PALMAR
BORN JUNE 25th 1838 DIED DEC. 23rd 1841
WILLIAM PALMAR
BORN NOV. 3rd 1847 DIED DEC. 20th 1847
MERCY ANN PALMAR
BORN DEC. 23rd 1853 DIED MARCH 11th 1855
JAMES PALMAR
BORN MARCH 11th 1849 DIED JULY 15th 1856

39.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF ASTREA THE WIFE
OF JOHN FARE SHE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 2nd MARCH 1738
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO OF TWO SONS & TWO DAUGHTERS

40.   Ledger

IN THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS
OF EMILIE AMELIA FRANCES SAMWELL
THE BELOVED ELDEST CHILD
OF LEICESTER V. SMITH ROYAL ENGINEERS
AND EMILIE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 31st OF MARCH 1839
AGED 13 YEARS
"Sleeping in Jesus"
" The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"

41.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SIMMONS
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF OCT. 1727
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF FEB. 1751
AGED 78 YEARS
LIKEWISE SIMMONS SON OF
JAMES & ANN LEE
DIED 9th AUG. 1746 AGED 10 WEEKS
"Life was a burden many years & worn with pain & sorrow,
Therefore prepare yourself today, for you may die tomorrow,
With Christ my Lord, I hope to live again,
Free from all sickness, sorrow, death and pain"

42.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH LEESON
THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
WILLM. & ELIZTH. LEESON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 5th APRIL 1741
AGED 16 YEARS
4 MONTHS & 2 DAYS

43.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. STEPHEN JENKINS
LATE A MASTER IN THE R. N.
WHICH RANK HE HAD 29 YEARS
BORN FEBRUARY 22nd 1777
DIED AUGUST 6th 1834

44.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE PENN LONG
LATE CARPENTER OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF AUGUST 1854
IN THE 74th YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
DISCONSOLATE WIDOW AS A TRIBUTE OF
AFFECTION FOR HIS LOSS
"He that here slumbers in the grave's last sleep,
Was one who saw thy wonders in the deep,
In mercy waft him, Lord, from life's rough sea,
Unto the haven where we all would be"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th January 1854
John George Penn Long, Superannuated Carpenter, Royal Navy.
   All furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, prints, pictures, wines, liquors, etc., and 50, from money in Rochester Savings Bank, to wife Ann. From same source, 60 to be divided between his son in law, Henry Gittings, his wife Hannah and their children, equally shared. From same source, 15 to Mrs Mary Ann Hendey of 32 Albert Street, West Bermondsey New Town, Surrey.
   Residue of money in Savings Bank, superannuation money due and other personal estate, after expenses, to wife Ann. His freehold house, 1 Navy Row, Gillingham, to grand daughter, Hannah Gittings; 2 Navy Row, to daughter Hannah, for life; after her death, to grandson, Henry Gittings; 3 and 4 Navy Row, and his half share of income from 1,2,3 and 4 Exmouth Terrace, to wife Ann, for life, after her death, 3 Navy Row to grand daughter, Emma Gittings; 4 Navy Row to grand daughter, Ann Gittings; his half share of1 and 2 Exmouth Terrace, to grandson John Gittings; 3 and 4 Exmouth Terrace,to grand daughter, Maria Gittings, the children to have their legacies at 21 years of age.
   Wife and son in law, Henry Gittings are executors.
   Witnesses: George Towner, Lieutenant, R. N., 1 Navy Row and Henry Weekes, Surgeon, Brompton.
   Proved 26th August 1854

45.   Chest Tomb

HERE LIES INTERR'D THE BODY OF
THOMAS SIMMONS
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF JUNE 1728
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HERE ALSO IS INTERR'D THE BODY OF
ANN THE WIFE OF JOHN SIMMONS
LATE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE
19th OF NOVEMBER 1728 AGED 60 YEARS
LIKEWISE HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
JOHN SIMMONS LATE OF THIS
PARISH SENR. SON OF THE ABOVE
NAMED THOMAS SIMMONS WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY. 29Th 1746
AGED 67 YEARS
IN THIS VAULT ARE DEPOSITED THE
MORTAL REMAINS OF
THOMAS SIMMONS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 2nd 1837 AGED 78
ALSO HIS WIFE ANN SIMMONS
WHO DIED JANUARY 10th 1849 AGED 79

Side Panel
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ANN SIMMONS THE
WIFE OF THOMAS SIMMONS SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE SECOND DAY OF JUNE
1713 AGED 59 YEARS

Side Panel

HERE LYE ALSO SIX SONS AND FIVE
DAUGHTERS OF THE SAID THOMAS SIMMONS
AND ANNE HIS WIFE

End Panel ?
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
ANNE DAUGHTER OF JOHN
& ANNE SIMMONS WHO DIED
THE 27th OF AUGUST 1717 AGED
11 YEARS

End Panel ?
ALSO THE BODY OF MARY
DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANNE
SIMMONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 24th OF AUGUST 1727
AGED 19 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd October 1727
Thomas Simmons of Gillingham, Maltster
   His house in Gillingham, occupied by William Kempsell and four other houses, purchased from the ?Newell family, in Gillingham Street, occupied by William? Warren, Richard Gaslen, John Peters and Richard Mortimore, to his "loving friends", William ( ? ) of Gillingham, Butcher and Thomas Smith of Gillingham, Yeoman, upon trust. They to permit his daughter, Ann wife of John Tilden of Gillingham, Yeoman, to receive rents for life; after her death, upon trust, the properties to be shared equally between her children. If Ann died without lawful heirs, then the rents to son John for life. After his death, then to his sons Thomas and John, shared equally. If both die before their father, then upon trust for testator's right heirs.
   Property purchased from Mr Read and Mr Stapley and his wife and Mr Holby and his wife, and all other property and land, to son John for life. After his death, then shared equally by grandsons John and Thomas, for ever. If they both die before they are 21, then to their own right heirs.
   To grand daughter Elizabeth Simmons, son of John, 50 at 21 or day of marriage. If she died before then, then to daughter Ann Tilden, 150. To grandson, Thomas Simmons largest silver tankard marked T.A. And his silver watch. His clock and clock case and little silver tankard with coat of arms engraved on it, to grandson, John Simmons. To niece Ann Tilden, daughter of brother John Simmons of Gillingham, Victualler, 5. To Mary Cole, wife of William Cole of Gillingham,. Shipwright, 5 if still living in testator's house but not otherwise. Rest and residue, to son John for ever, John is also executor, he is to pay legacies, funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: William ( ? ), Thomas Amos and John Sheafe
   Proved 20th June 1728

46.   Pedestal?

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HUGH GEORGE WALLACE BLACK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 9th JANUARY 1813
AGED 51 YEARS
"Whose Hope was Blooming with Immortality,
and Eternal Life"

47.   Ledger and Plain Pedestal

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
NORMAN
INFANT SON OF
CAPT. JAMES MACFARLANE
HONBLE. E. I. COMPANY'S SERVICE
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1823
AGED 6 MONTHS

48.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
SAMUEL DAMES, SAILMAKER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 30th OF MARCH
1732 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO YE BODY OF SARAH
DAMES HIS WIFE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY
YE 18th 1741 AGED 65 YEARS

49.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
AUGUSTA CATHERINE
WHO DIED ON THE
19th MARCH 1838
AGED 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
AND OF
FRANCIS WILLIAM CHARLES
WHO DIED ON THE
21st OF MARCH 1838
AGED 15 MONTHS
AND ALSO OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
WHO DIED AT CORFU
ON THE 27th OF JULY 1834
AGED 3 MONTHS
CHILDREN OF
CAPT. H. SANDHAM, R. E.
AND
AUGUSTA CATHERINE ANNE
HIS WIFE
IN MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
AT WOOLWICH
ON THE 19th OF AUGUST 1843
AGED 7 MONTHS
AND WAS INTERRED THERE

50.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS SAYWELL
OF THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 24th
1820 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. HANNAH SAYWELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1835
AGED 78 YEARS

Rear
THOMAS SAYWELL
DIED JANUARY 27th 1802
AGED 4YEARS
"The Great Jehovah full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this little harmless Dove,
To Joys that never end".

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd March 1815
Thomas Saywell of Gillingham, Blacksmith
   To wife Susannah, all of his estate for her lifetime. After her death, it is to be equally divided
among his children. To sons William and Joseph, all his clothes, shared equally. To daughter, Eliza his watch; to daughter Amelia, his silver buckles; to daughter Hannah, his watch chain and knee buckles. Wife is executor with son William.
   He wishes son William will continue shop and business after his mother's death. If any of the sisters are minors at the time of testator's death, "it would be best that their monies should be continued in the trade", if so, William is to pay interest until they are of age, when it will be optional to withdraw their shares of the estate or continue it in the business, as is convenient to them.
Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Dyer and John Kains
   Proved 23rd August 1820

51.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA SARAH
ONLY CHILD
OF
HUGH AND RACHEL JAMESON
BORN FEBY. 5Th 1845
DIED MAY 22nd 1854

52.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY GREGORY
WIDOW
WHO DIED THE 21st OF SEPTEMBER 1798
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH GREGORY
WHO DIED THE 25th OF JANUARY 1830
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HUSBAND TO THE
ABOVE ELIZH. GREGORY
WHO DIED THE 27th OF OCTOBER 1832
AGED 79 YEARS
"Thy Sun shall no more go down, neither,
Shall thy Morn withdraw itself, for the Lord,
Shall be thy Everlasting Light, and thy good,
? Glory and the Day of thy Mourning,
Shall be Ended."

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th December 1830
James Gregory of Gillingham, late Broker.
   To Mr James Rogers, Schoolmaster and Mr John Orton, Timber Converter in H. M. Dockyard, both of Chatham, 10 each for their trouble as executors and trustees. To Eliza Rowe, natural daughter of Sophia Rowe, who now resides with him, 100 stock in the 4% annuities, also linen, clothes, household goods and furniture. To nephew John Gregory, 100 and silver watch; to Sarah Gregory, daughter of nephew, John, 20 and all his books and plate; to Mary Ann Gladwell, daughter of nephew John, 20; to cousin, Sarah Parrott, wife of Thomas, late a shipwright in H. M. Dockyard, 40; to Mary Hodson, widow of Gillingham, 10; to Mary Salmons of London, niece of late wife, 60.
   Residue, not already bequeathed, to be equally shared between Mary Ribbons wife of James, late a Warden in H. M. Dockyard, John Hayes, late a shipwright in H. M. Dockyard, Mary Wagstaff, widow of London, niece of late wife, Susannah Goff, widow of Poplar and the children of the late Sophia Carter, his niece, whose husband was a Sawyer in the shipyard at Blackwall and the children of of the late Frances Rogers, late wife of William Rogers, these children to have one share equally divided at 21 years; the children of Mary Davison, his niece, late wife of George, Caulker in H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness, one share equally divided at 21 years.
   Interest until they are 21 is to go towards their maintenance and education.
   Witnesses: James Burgis and John Wells
   Proved 22nd November 1832

53.   Chest Tomb

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JAMES HYDER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd
OF JUNE 1733 AGED 49 YEARS
HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF JAMES HYDER
WHO DIED THE 17th OF DECEM. 1760
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO NICHOLAS STEVENSON
DIED THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1759
AGED 81 YEARS

54.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM TATLOCK
TWENTY SEVEN YEARS MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY AND LATE ONE OF THE
SUPERINTENDING MASTERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st OF JULY
1807 AGED 50 YEARS
"He Bravely Lived and Nobly Died"

55.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR. WILLIAM THOMPSON
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 1st 1829
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARY THOMPSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 17th 1837
AGED 84 YEARS
"The Days of our Years are Threescore,
Years and Ten, and if by reason of strength,
They be Fourscore Years, yet id their,
Strength, Labour and Sorrow, for it is soon,
Cut off, and we Fly away"
Psalm 90 v10

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN THOMPSON
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND SARAH THOMPSON
OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 26th
1856 IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
JOHN LEONARD THOMPSON
DIED DEC. 22nd 1857 AGED 10 MONTHS

56.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. HANNAH LADD
WIFE OF MR. WILLIAM LADD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 30th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1812 AGED 69 YEARS
"Farewell, Dear Husband, I am gone before,
To pave the Way and pay kind Nature's cure,
You soon must Follow, for you cannot Stay"
ALSO MRS MARY LADD
SECOND WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM LADD
WHO DIED ON THE 31st DAY OF
AUGUST 1833 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MR. WILLIAM LADD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 3rd DAY OF
DECEMBER 1841 AGED 81 YEARS
"He died in Jesus and is Blest,
How Soft his Slumbers are,
From Suffering and Sin Released,
And Free from every Snare"

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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ARTHUR JAMES
SECOND SON OF JOHN AND MARY ANN SAXTON OF THIS PARISH
BORN 4th MAY 1857 DIED 20th MARCH 1858
"This Loving Lad, so Young and Fair,
Just came to early Doom,
Has come to show how Sweet a Flower,
In Paradise will Bloom."

57.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DANN BANES
OF H. M. DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 5th 1848
AGED 47 YEARS
"An ? indeed in whom,
was no Guile"
John Chap. 1 v47
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE W. D. BANES
AND DAUGHTER OF
MR. JOHN ORTON OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT LIVERPOOL FEBRUARY 15th 1849
AGED 48 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED HERE ON THE
22nd DAY OF THE SAME MONTH
"Lovely and Pleasant in their Lives,
In Death they were not Divided".

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated13th August 1842
William Dann Banes of Sheerness, Officer in H.M. Dockyard there.
   All of his estate to wife, Elizabeth, she is sole executor.
   Witnesses: John James, Junior, 29 Beckford Row, Walworth and Thomas James, Admiralty, Whitehall.
   Proved 7th April 1848
John Orton was Timber Converter at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, (see will of James Gregory, no. 52)

58.   Small Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN EMY
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN PAPILLON, R. N.
AND
SARAH DAVRELL
HIS WIFE
BORN 15th OCTOBER 1850
DIED 17th OCTOBER 1850
"Tke Heed that you Despise not,
One of these Little Ones". Matt. Xviii

59.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. FRANCIS CHARLES
COUVES
WHO DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1854
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
LUCRETIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1857
AGED 33 YEARS

Francis Couves, Baker, 1838 Wright's Directory. Post Office Receiving Office, 1840 and High Constable of Gillingham, 1850 51 (Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham), son of Thomas, Parish Clerk, (1841 Census).

60.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS BRICE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 22nd 1814
AGED 52 YEARS
"In Life below in ? for ever Dear,
A Friend , a Husband, take this parting Tear,
If Life has left me Ought, that asks a Sigh,
Tis but like thee to Live , like thee to Die".
ALSO MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM JAMES GIFFORD
OF HORNSEY, MIDDLESEX AND FORMER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS BRICE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF JUNE 1822
AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th July 1812
Thomas Brice of Chatham, Shop Keeper.
   To wife Mary, who is executor, all of his estate, for ever.
   Witnesses: W. J. Gifford of Canterbury, Victualler, A. Gifford, his wife and M. W, Gifford, his son.
   Proved 6th April 1815

61.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH WHITTLE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. THE 9th 1786
AGED 48 YEARS
MR. WILLIAM WHITTLE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. THE 9th 1789
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO SIX CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

William Whittle, no will but Administration identifies him as a Caulker.

62.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIETH INTERR'D
WITH HIS ANCESTORS THE BODY
OF THOMAS FIELD, GENT
LATE OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED YE 15th OF JULY 1763
AGED 68 YEARS

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH WHITTLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th MAY 1831
AGED 68 YEARS

63.   Chest Tomb

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS. AUGUSTA PIPER
WIFE OF DR. PIPER OF THE
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
AT CHATHAM DEPOT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 3rd 1839
AGED 55 YEARS

64.   Headstone?

TO PERPETUATE THE PIOUS MEMORY OF CATHERINE
THE WIFE OF HENRY PAUL DECEASED JAN. 23rd
AGED 45 YEARS, WHO HAD ISSUE 3 SONS AND
5 DAUS. OF WHICH ONE SON AND 3 DAUS.
SURVIVE HER
"If in this       We are
Life only       of all
     we have    Men most
   Hope in      Misera
Christ          ble
"Oh Death, where is thy Sting"

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"The Fleeting Years ? Mortal Swiftly Fly,
And all beyond is Vast Eternity,
What is Eternity that Frights us so ?,
Stay but one moment, you'll begin to Know"
"Oh !
Vast
Eternity"
Oh ! The Depth" Rom. 11 33

65.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED 23rd APRIL 1836
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH PAULINA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MAY 1836
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO
EDWARD SHARPE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1836
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
HANNAH SARAH WILLIAMS
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1840
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO
MRS PAULINA WILLIAMS
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
WHO DIED JULY 22nd 1859 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th April 1836
John Williams of Brompton, Surgeon.
   To wife, Paulina, all furniture, books, plate, linen, and household effects. He practise to be sold for his wife's benefit. His money and money raised by sale of practise, and books and furniture which it is decided to sell, to be invested at interest in the Public Funds, for benefit of wife and children. Also to wife all property, debts due and any other property for her lifetime, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, the estate to be equally divided among their children. Wife and son, Edward Sharpe are executors and trustees. "I leave them my blessing and kindest wishes and rely upon their ? in duty and affectionate behaviour towards each other to assist in the desirable object".
  Witnesses: Robert Westwood, Junior, Lydia Cooper and John Anderson, M. D., Rochester.
   Proved 6th July 1836

66.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
HANNAH MYLES
THE WIFE OF
JOHN SHEFFIELD, ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 25th OF MAY
1838
AGED 34 YEARS

67.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF JOHN HUGGINS
WHO DIED 7th SEPT. 1771
AGED 57 YEARS
"Afflictions for long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please death should me seize,
And ease me of all pain"
ALSO JOHN HUGGINS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE DIED
10th APRIL 1774 AGED 62 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 21st November 1771
John Huggins of St. Margaret, Rochester, late Victualler
   To Ann Beverstock, his servant maid, 10. After payment of his debts, funeral, etc., residue of personal estate, to sister Sarah Swift, who is executor.
   Witnesses: William Pettman and Robert Wise.
   Proved 3April 1774

68.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. EDWARD BANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF JULY 1852
AGED 54 YEARS
ELIZABETH
INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE

1838 Wright's Directory, Edward Banes, of Gillingham, Baker.

69.   Headstone and Foot Stone

ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 6th OF AUGUST 1830
AGED 60 YEARS
EDGAR MARTIN
LATE CLERK IN HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 15th OF MAY 1837
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 7th OF FEBRUARY 1841
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MR. PEIRCE MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 17th NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 46 YEARS

70.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN BANES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF AUGUST 1826
IN THE 47th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
MRS. ISABELLA BANES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th DAY OF MARCH 1809
IN THE 32nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO TWO CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

71.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM DANN BANES
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, SHEERNESS
WHO DIED THE 29th DAY OF JUNE 1798
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MRS. ANN BANES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1818
AGED 69 YEARS
HANNAH CREED DAUGHTER OF
W. D. AND ANN BANES DIED
31st AUGUST 1826 AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MARIA CREED DIED 10th MAY 1826
AGED 11 MONTHS

72.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR. GEORGE DANN BANES
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1839
AGED 62 YEARS
MRS. ELIZABETH BANES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd OCTOBER 1850
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR. FREDERICK BANES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th SEPTEMBER 1858
AGED 49 YEARS

George Dann Banes was High Constable of Gillingham 1819 20, Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham
Frederick Banes, Chemist, 1838 Pigot's Directory

73.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
MR. WILLIAM WELLS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF JUNE 1838
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY WELLS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 18400
AGED 83 YEARS

74.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EMMA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR JOHN FULLAGAR
OF TOTTENHAM, MIDDLESEX
WHO DIED THE 15th OF OCTOBER 1850
AGED 43 YEARS

75.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES MARTIN
LATE OF CHATHAM DOCKYARD
WHO DIED THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1833
AGED 64 YEARS

76.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
MR THOMAS COMPTON
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN GILL WHO DIED SEPT.24th 1791
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE MR THOMAS COMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 25th 1817
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. DAVIDSON DAUGHTER OF
MR. SAMUEL COMPTON, SENR. DIED
DECEMBER 31st 1791 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO FANNY SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS COMPTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 7th 1831
AGED 77 YEARS

77.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR SAMUEL COMPTON
WHO DIED NOV. 13th 1789 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. HIS WIFE DIED JAN. 29th 1787
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR SONS
SAML. DIED OCT. 6th 1776 AGED 33 YEARS
WILLM. DIED FEBY. 21St 1789 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN OF THOS. AND
MARY COMPTON DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. WILL, FRANCES, THOS. AND ELIZTH.
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF MRS SUSAN COMPTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILL. COMPTON
DIED 20th MARCH 1816 AGED 62 YEARS
MARY COMPTON DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND SUSAN COMPTON
DIED THE 23rd OF DECEMBER 1817 AGED 39 YEARS

78.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF HENRY COLLENS
SON OF THOS. & ELIZTH.
COLLENS OF UPCHURCH
HE DIED YE 15th OF OCTOBER
1734 AGED 20 YEARS

79.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR SIMON BAGGE
LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S YACHT
THE CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
4th JANUARY 1827
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MRS REBECCA BAGGE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
17th JAN. 1833 AGED 67 YEARS

80.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELLEN OSBORN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF SEPTEMBER 1852
AGED 54 YEARS

81.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN CHANTLER
WHO DIED THE 19th NOV. 1757
AGED 32 YEARS
"In Virtue's path he always early trod,
Liv'd in the faith of Christ, and fear of God,
He was cut down by Death's untimely stroke,
Just entering business and the Marriage Yoke"

82.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF MRS MARY ANN RAMAGE
WHO DIED 31st OF OCTOBER 1808
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH RAMAGE
WHO DIED 23rd JANUARY 1826
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MRS REBECCA RAMAGE
WHO DIED 11th JUNE 1831
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MR THOMAS RAMAGE
WHO DIED 11th MAY 1841 AGED 64 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 7th February 1837
Thomas Ramage, of Brompton, Victualler (in 1838 Wright's Directory, "White Swan" at Brompton)
   To Eleanor wife of [Richard] George Clarke, Caulker of New Brompton and to daughter, Susan Ramage, all rents and proceeds from his estate, freehold and leasehold, for their support and of his daughter, Catherine Ramage until the death of Eleanor Clarke. In case Eleanor dies before his daughter Catherine is 21, then this legacy not until Catherine is 21.
   Also to them, his stock in trade, furniture and other effects, to be sold for their benefit, as above.
   If executors decide to carry on business, then profits to the support of the above, as long as business continues. After the death of Eleanor or if before Catherine is 21, then to son, Thomas Manley, for ever, his freehold house in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by Mrs Davies . His freehold house in West Court Street, occupied by John Hogg, to son Oliver Long, forever. His freehold house in Old Road, Chatham, occupied by [       ] Harman, to daughter, Susannah; the adjoining freehold occupied by [       ] Middleton to daughter, Catherine. To Susannah and Catherine, jointly, his leasehold house in Whittaker Street, New Road, Chatham, occupied by John Merit and others. To son Thomas, his share in a freehold in Cross Street, on the Brook, Chatham, occupied by [        ] Griggs.
   Eleanor Clarke may choose any of the above houses for her residence and that of his children, Oliver, Susannah and Catherine, for her natural life.
   Executors to appropriate out of estate, for benefit of above three children, 50 each to equalise their share with son Thomas. His son William Philip, has proportion" of his "little property", he now gets a silver mug, marked M. B. and a diamond pin which was his mother's.
   Eleanor Clarke and Susannah Ramage are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pike, William Gunworth and John Cooper
   Proved 25th June 1841 Value of goods and chattels less than 600

83.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

E. P.
BORN DEC. 28th 1851
DIED JULY 25th 1853
"Of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven"
(Emma Pennington)

84.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR STEPHEN REINHARD
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th OF OCTOBER 1809
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1831
LIKEWISE JAMES REINHARD SON
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
25th OF MARCH 1828 AGED 56 YEARS

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IN
MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
MR JAMES REINHARD
WHO DIED THE 27th OF APRIL 1834
AGED 58 YEARS

85.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF MARY THE WIFE OF
MR EDWARD MERYETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 26th OF FEBRUARY 1838
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MR ROBERT CHESTER
HER FORMER HUSBAND
WHO DIED THE 7th OF AUGUST 1800
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD AND MARY MERYETT
WHO DIED AT SCOTLAND 31st JAN.
1858 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
MR EDWARD MERYETT
WHO DIED THE 13th OF FEBRUARY 1858
AGED 84 YEARS
DEEPLY RESPECTED

Edward Meryett, Baker in Brompton, 1838 Pigot's Directory.
Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 22nd March 1800
Robert Chester, of Brompton, Labourer.
   Appoints Daniel Skillett of Brompton, Draper and Richard Hillyer of same place, Grocer, executors and trustees.
   His ready money and securities, household goods, stock in trade and personal estate, to wife Mary.
Real estate, wherever, to his wife for her life. After her death, then in trust, rents to be used towards his childrens' maintenance and education until they are 21.
   When his children are all over 21, executors to sell freeholds and divide money equally between all his children.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: John Kipps, Mary Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 23rd September 1800

86.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JNO. AND MARY
SON & DAUGHT. OF
JNO. & ELIZTH. HART
HE 6th JUNE 1740 11
DIED AGED
SHE 2nd JAN. 1749 23
"Why weep those eyes & sighs my tender breast,
Why envy all my friends my peaceful rest,
Death is a path that must by all be trod,
The only road that leads the man to God"

87.   Headstone

TOM THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND ROBT. BRIETZEHE
WHO DIED 3rd NOV. 1846 AGED 4 YEARS
"Yes thou art fled and Saints welcome
sing
Thine infant spirit soars on Angel's
wing
Our dark affliction would have hoped
thy stay
The Voice of God has called his child
away
Short pain short grief dear babe was
thine
Now joys Eternal and Divine"

88.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
COLOR SERGEANT
EDWARD BARNICOAT
ROYAL ENGINEERS
AGED 35 YEARS
WHO PERISHED MAY 13th 1857
IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY
WHILST DIVING NEAR THE OLD
BRIDGE AT ROCHESTER
HE WAS ESTEEMED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
A LOVING HUSBAND AND FOND AND GENTLE
FATHER
HIS LOSS IS DEEPLY DEPLORED
BY HIS WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS
SORROWING WIDOW
ALSO
HARRIET ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 1st 1851 AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO MARTHA KEZIA
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1858 AGED 7 MONTHS

89.   Chest Tomb

Side Panel
HERE LIETH INTERR'D YE BODY OF
THOMAS SMITH LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED YE 6th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1728
AGED 43 YEARS

Side Panel
HERE ALSO LIETH YE BODY OF MARY
HIS WIFE SHE DIED YE 2nd OF NOVEMBER
1729 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THOS. THEIR ELDEST SON HE DIED YE
3rd OF OCTOBER 1726 AGED 16 YEARS

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LIKEWISE SEVEN OF THEIR
CHILDREN WHO DIED IN
THEIR INFANCY
"Take Time in Time while
Time doth last For
Time is not taken When
Time is Past"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th September 1728
Thomas Smith of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To wife Mary, the lease and term left on his farm; if she chooses to live there and carry on farm for her benefit, also 400 in stock to enable her to carry farm on. If she agrees to take up lease and the 400, he also gives her 200. But if she does not continue farm, then in lieu of the 400 stock and 200 legacy, he gives her 600 and the previous bequest is void,
    If she does continue, she gets all household goods, linen, bedding, pewter, brass, copper and brewing implements, but not his husbandry tackle which will be part of the 400 stock. If she does not continue with farm, he gives it to his brother, William.
   His wife can have the furniture of any three rooms in his house as she chooses. Rest of household contents to brother William.
   To Mawdestly Best of Boxley, Gentleman, 400, in trust, to invest and pay interest to testator's wife for her life. After her death, the principal sum of 400 to be paid to brother, William Smith, if he his living, if he is dead,, the money to be shared equally between the children of his cousin Rebecca Rosewell, wife of Jeremy, Assistant at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham. Residue of , including, farm stock, live and dead, personal estate, not before bequeathed, after costs of funeral, etc., to brother William, for ever.
   Appoints brother in law, William Tilden and John Simmons of Gillingham, executors, to each of them, 10.
   Witnesses: Thomas Best and Thomas John
   Proved 10th December 1728
Mary Smith's Charity, 1729 (Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham , p. 142
   20 to be distributed at 10 shillings per annum among six poor widows. After 5 had been disbursed, the executors bought an annuity payable out of White House Field, a four acre cherry orchard. Bread was purchased and distributed on St. Thomas' Day

90.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR DAVID TAYLOR R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th OF AUGUST 1849
AGED 81 YEARS

91.   Small Headstone

NATHANIEL WHEELER
DIED MAY 10th 1800
AGED 48 YEARS

92.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MISS MARY ABBS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 15th MARCH 1800
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MRS ALICE CROCKFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st NOVEMBER 1808 AGED 43 YEARS

93.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM BEALE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 10th 1834
AGED 64 YEARS
"Afflictions sore long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Till God did please to give me ease,
And free me from my pain"
ALSO WILLIAM BEALE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUGUST 16th 1838
AGED 63 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th January 1836
William Beale late of Brompton, Baker, now residing in Fox Lane, Gillingham, Gentleman.
   To son, Thomas, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes, etc. To James Beale of London, Sawyer, ready money and all other personal estate and rents due from from freehold estate.
   To Sarah, wife of John Long, of Gillingham, Ropemaker, at H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, a freehold in Fox Lane adjoining the "Black Lion", occupied by [      ] Hammond, for ever. To Mary wife of [      ] Linden, now in Brighton, Tailor, his freehold adjoining the latter, occupied by [ ] Forster, for ever. To John Hayes, late of H.M.S. ? , Seaman, son of John Hayes, Ropemaker of Chatham Dockyard, his freehold house adjoining latter, occupied by [      ] Goldie, for ever. To William Beale of Gillingham, Joiner in Chatham Dockyard, his own house adjoining latter, for ever.
   Appoints Thomas Blunden of New Brompton, Victualler and Samuel Bristow of Fox Lane, Shipwright, executors; they get 2 each for their troubles.
   Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham, Mary Brindly and George Coulson, Clerk to Mr Acworth
   Proved 24th August 1838

94.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
DINAH ELLIOTT
BORN MARCH 30th 1784
DIED FEBY. 2nd 1834
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
FORMERLY OF BROMPTON HOUSE
WHO DIED THE 28th APRIL 1860
AGED 82 YEARS

Tablet attached to the Ledger
BENEATH IS ENTOMBED
THE BODY OF EVELINA JANE CHAMBERS
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF STAFF SURGEON
JOHN AND ROSETTA CHAMBERS
WHO DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1844 IN THE
13th YEAR OF HER AGE
SHE ENDEARED HERSELF TO ALL
WHO KNEW HER BY HER AMIABLE ABILITIES
AND LOVELY MANNERS
THE EVENT THIS TABLET
COMMEMORATES OCCURRED
DURING THE ABSENCE OF HER FRIENDS
IN THE WEST INDIES WHEN THE KINDNESS
OF A FRIEND PERMITTED HER
REMAINS TO BE PLACED WITHIN THIS VAULT

Elizabeth Elliott Charity, Baldwin, Chronicles of Gillingham, p. 143 She left 50 in Consols for the deserving poor, and for the repair of her grave in the Old Cemetery.

95.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH
DAUGHTER OF QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
THOMAS FRASER
ROYAL SAPPERS & MINERS
AND OF ELLEN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 18th
OF OCTOBER 1847 AGED 13 YEARS
ALSO OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 27th OF SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MRS ELLEN FRASER
WHO DIED DEC. 5th 1851 AGED 38 YEARS

96.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CATHERINE WIFE OF
MR. JOHN AMATUCK
WHO DIED JULY 11th 1818 AGED 42 YEARS
ELIZABETH AMATUCK
DIED DEC. 17th 1831 AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO CHARLOTTE AMATUCK
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE CHILDREN
DIED AUGUST 21st 1832 AGED 35 YEARS

97.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1826
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
ANN CHAMBERS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1833
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO ONE SON WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MARY CHAMBERS
WIFE OF
JOHN CHAMBERS
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1853
AGED 50 YEARS
MARY ANN CHAMBERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1845
AGED 4 YEARS
SARAH SOPHIA CHAMBERS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 15th 1849
AGED 11 YEARS

98.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS. BASSETT BEAR
WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1818 AGED 25 YEARS
"I in Prime of Life, I was cut off,
I could no longer stay,
Because my Saviour thought it best,
To call me hence away"
EDWARD BASSETT BEAR
DIED 7th DECEMBER 1844 AGED 3 YEARS
MARY MAYNARD
DIED 8th JULY 1849 AGED 10 WEEKS
GEORGE MAYNARD
DIED 21st AUGUST 1851 AGED 4 YEARS

Rear
FRANCES JANE TONKIN
DIED 11th SEPTEMBER 1833 AGED 10 YEARS
ELIZABETH TONKIN
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1838 AGED 10 YEARS

99.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LAURA MARY HARDING
OBT. 7th APRIL 1829 AET. 18 WEEKS
WILLIAM AUSTIN ELLIS
DIED 27th JULY 1829 AET. 19 YEARS
ALSO MR. WILLIAM ELLIS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
OBT. 20th JANUARY 1847 AET. 69 YEARS

100.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS COOMBER
SENR. OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED DECEMBER 14th
1806 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN NATHANIEL RICHARD
AND SARAH JEMIMA WHO DIED INFANTS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. REBECCA COOMBER DIED 1818 AGED 64 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE
FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
VIZ
THOMAS REBECCA
WILLIAM ANN
SAMUEL &
NATHANIEL ELIZABETH

Thomas Coomber, 1793 Universal British Directory, Grocer

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