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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 101 to 200

101.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR. PHILIP VINE
OF THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON
WHO DIED JAN. 7th 1825
AGED 71 YEARS

102.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SARAH
WIFE OF GEORGE DADD, ROPEMAKER
FORMERLY THE WIFE OF WILLIAM BATTY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE 10th 1785
AGED 31 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,
Our Saviour calls and you must then Obey"

103.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. MELCHISEDEC JONES
MASTER RIGGER OF
H. M. DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 31st DAY OF DEC. 1818
AGED 54 YEARS

104.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. THOMAS HALLIFAX
LATE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY DRIVERS
WHO DIED THE 10th MARCH 1809
AGED 25 YEARS

105.   Headstone

HERE LIES THE REMAINS OF
JAMES F. CLIFFORD, ESQ.
FIFTH SON OF THE
HON. THOMAS CLIFFORD
OF TIXALL IN THE COUNTY
OF STAFFORD AND CHIEF CLERK
IN THE TREASURER
OF THE NAVY AT CHATHAM,
WHO HAVING PERFORMED
THE VARIOUS DUTIES
OF THE NAVY PAY OFFICE
AT PLYMOUTH, SHEERNESS,
LONDON AND CHATHAM
UNIVERSALLY RESPECTED
AND BELOVED BY EVERY CLASS
OF SOCIETY FOR 33 YEARS
DIED 18th APRIL 1833 AGED 59 YEARS
LAMENTED BY THE POOR
AND A LARGE CIRCLE
OF ACQUAINTENCES
"Blessed are the Dead, who die in the Lord,
For their Works follow them"
R.I.P.

106.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILIP RICHARDS
SON OF PHILIP AND MARY RICHARDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF AUGUST 1817
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM LAVERS RICHARDS
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 30th 1818
AGED 1 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
MRS. MARY CHADDOCK
DAUGHTER OF P. & M. RICHARDS
DIED 19th MAY 1820 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO
HER INFANT SON G.M. CHADDOCK
AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO
MR. WM. LAVERS
DIED AUGUST 2nd 1820 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARTHA DADLY
DAUGHTER OF P. AND M. RICHARDS WHO DIED
JULY 31st 1821 AGED 21 YEARS

107.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN SHINDLER
WHO DIED THE 31st OF AUGUST 1860
AGED 64 YEARS
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH SHINDLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th DEC. 1824
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO OF JOHN SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 18th OF AUGUST 1826
AGED 2 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1853
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO OF ROBERT SON OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF CHATHAM, SOLICITOR
WHO DIED THE 17th OF MARCH 1858
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS LAST SURVIVING SON OF THE
ABOVE LATE OF HER MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS, LONDON
WHO DIED THE 6th OF SEPTEMBER 1860
AGED 39 YEARS

John Shindler, 1838 Wright's Directory, Butcher

108.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY ST. JOHN
THE BELOVED SON OF
WILLIAM AND JANE ST. JOHN
WHO DIED ON THE 27th DAY
OF MARCH 1849
IN THE 22nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

109.   Headstone

MR.
WILLIAM BATTY
BOATSWAIN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
ORFORD DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1782
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JAMES BATTY SON OF
WILLIAM AND SARAH BATTY
DIED IN HIS INFANCY
JAMES SON OF WILLM. & SARAH BATTY
DIED JANUARY 19th 1785 AGED ONE YEAR

110.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH PERRY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. ISAAC PERRY
OF CHATHAM
AN AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER OF
MR. JOHN CARTER
OF GILLINGHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1857
AGED 42 YEARS
"And I heard a Voice from Heaven saying,
Unto me, write, Blessed are the Dead which,
Die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith,
The Spirit, that they may rest from their Labours"

111.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA MARY WIFE OF
MR. EDWARD CARTER
WHO DIED THE 11th MAY 1850
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNA MARY DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY

112.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ISABELLA WIFE OF
MR. JOHN CARTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 15th OF JANUARY 1820
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN VIZ
MARY 7 MONTHS
WILLIAM AGED 15 MONTHS
HENRY 3 WEEKS
JAMES CARTER DIED THE
9th DAY OF MAY 1822 AGED 10 YEARS
ALSO
ANN SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR. JAMES CARTER
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 9th 1855 AGED 69

113.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR. GREGORY ROCKCLIFFE
WHO DIED 27th JUNE 1802
AGED 33 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"

114.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY
WIFE OF WILLM. HARWOOD
SHIPWRIGHT IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD,
CHATHAM WHO DIED 23rd DEC. 1820
AGED 41 YEARS

115.   Headstone and Iron Railings

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SMITH
WHO DIED 23rd OF OCT. 1830
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
EMILY PARRY
WHO DIED 12th OF MARCH 1822
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE WYATT PARRY
WHO DIED 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1843
IN THE 36th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"O ! May I meet him in that World above,
Where all is Peace and Harmony and Love"
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM TYLER
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE WYATT PARRY WHO DIED THE
7th OF DECEMBER 1851 AGED 58 YEARS

Rear
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE PARRY
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 26th JULY 1853
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH PARRY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th OF SEPTEMBER 1856
AGED 78 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated1st February 1843
George Wyatt Parry, Brewer, Cannon Street, Chatham
   All of his estate to his wife, Mary Ann, for ever.
   Appoints wife and father, George Parry of Gillingham (also a Brewer), executors.
   Witnesses: James White, Brewer of Chatham and H. Wickham, Solicitor of Strood.
Codicil , same date.
   The father George, 30 shares in the London and Counties Bank. His brewing business to his wife and his father, to carry on business, jointly. To his father and mother, Sarah, 100 per annum out of the brewing profits, for their lives. Remaining income to his wife. Rest of will confirmed
   Witnesses: as above
   Proved9th March 1843

116.   Ledger

LIEUT JOHN JOYCE OF THE
ROYAL NAVY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15th MARCH 1802
IN THE 42nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

117.   Double Headstone

HERE
LYETH YE BODY
OF ALEX. MILLER
OF THIS PARISH
GENT. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 26th OCT. 
1741 AGED 27 YEARS
HERE
  LIES THE BODY OF
 ELIZTH. MILLER
  WIFE OF ALEXANDER
  MILLER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
  OCTOBER THE 22nd 1706
AGED 62 YEARS
(I presume that Alexander is the son of Elizabeth?)

118.   Double Headstone

HERE HERE
LIETH THE BODY OF ALSO LIETH
SAMUEL THE BODY OF ANN
GLASIER OF GLASIER LATE WIFE
THIS PARISH WHO OF JACOB CRESSFELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OF THIS PARISH SHE
JUNE YE 10th 1736 DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AGED 33 YEARS AUGUST THE 9th 1746
AGED 43 YEARS

119.   Double Headstone, Left Side Blank

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
WILLM. CRESSFIELD
THE SON OF
JACOB CRESSFIELD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE JULY THE 23rd
1744 AGED 2 YEARS

120.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT SPRAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. THE 12th 1780
AGED 10 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
MRS. ELIZABETH MARROTT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 10th 1784
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS. ELIZABETH ROGERS
WHO DIED ON THE 20th DAY OF DECEMBER 1812
AGED 75 YEARS

121.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MALCOLM SELLERS
WHO DIED APRIL 23rd 1829
AGED 45 YEARS
"For all flesh is as grass, and all the
Glory of Man as the flowers of the grass, The
Grass withereth and the flowers thereof
Falleth away" 1st Ep. Of Peter C1 V24
ALSO CAROLINE THE WIFE OF
MR. ROBERT ALLEN R.N.
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 26th 1844
AGED 64 YEARS

122.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WOOLLETT
WHO DIED 17th SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 76
ALSO OF
SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th OCTOBER 1829
AGED 72

123.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH CORDWELL
WHO DIED 6th AUGUST 1837
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ADAMS
FORMER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
AND LATE MASTER SMITH OF THE
ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1829
AGED 45 YEARS

124.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. EDWARD AYERST
LIEUT. OF HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP SPARROW
WHO DIED ON HIS PASSAGE TO THE
WEST INDIES ON THE 5th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1807 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH ANN
DAUGHTER OF
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED ON THE 23rd DAY
OF APRIL 1811 AGED 5 WEEKS
JAMES SMITH SON OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
DIED THE 24th DECEMBER 1823 AGED 2 YEARS
AND 9 MONTHS
MR FANCIS AYERST
DIED THE 28th OF NOVEMBER 1829
AGED 49 YEARS
SARAH ANN AYERSY WIFE OF THE
SAID FRANCIS AYERST DIED THE
26th OF APRIL 1831 AGED 40 YEARS

Rear
ELIZABETH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE BEFORE NAMED
FRANCIS & SARAH ANN AYERST
DEPARTED THIS LIFE OB THE 12th DAY OD MARCH
18400 IN THE 14th YEAR OF HER AGE

125.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD PHILLIPS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF JULY 1828
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD PHILLIPS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF MAY 1831 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 11th OF JANUARY 1830 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO RICHD. PHILLIPS MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 15th OF JANUARY 1830 AGED 16 MONTHS
ALSO MR JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DIED 2nd ,MARCH 1849
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND
MARY ANN MELLIN
MARY ANN DIED 20th JANUARY 1849 IN THE 17th YEAR OF HER AGE
GEORGE JAMES DIED 22nd SEPTEMBER 1839 AGED 2 YEARS
JARVIS RICHARD JOHN DIED 10th APRIL 1844 AGED 11 MONTHS
ANNA JANE DIED 11th APRIL 1844 IN THE 4th YEAR OF HER AGE
FRANCIS JARVIS DIED 13th APRIL 1845 AGED 10 YEARS
SUSANNA SELINA DIED 20th OCT. 1850 AGED 3 YEARS
JOHN EDWARD DIED 3rd MARCH 1851 AGED 16 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated16th August 1821 and 20th May 1838
Richard Phillips, of Brompton, House Carpenter
   To wife Elizabeth, all his freehold and leasehold houses in Brompton, Gillingham, Rochester, Chatham and elsewhere, for ever, or term of leases. Also to her, his cash, investments, money due on mortgage, stock in trade, household goods, furniture, plate, linen and residue. She is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, M.S. Stephens and John Mole
   Proved 22nd September 1828
Joseph Mellin, of Boxley, Gentleman, formerly Shoe Seller in Brompton, (1793 Universal British Directory).
   To wife Mary Ann and friends, Frederick Huggett of Ramsgate, Silversmith and William Maplesden Noakes of Shorne, Gentleman, all of his real estate, in Chatham and Gillingham and elsewhere, for lifetime of wife, upon trust.
   Rents, after expenses to his wife for her life. After her death, After her death, upon further trust, for his children, Mary Ann, John Edward, Francis Jarvis and George James. Provision has already been made for his other children, Elizabeth Dale, Charlotte Vaughan and Joseph Phillips Mellin.
   Rest and residue, to his wife, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Noakes, Gentleman, Thomas Bowsa, Farmer, Shorne and John Medhurst, Labourer, Shorne.
   Proved 3rd December 1849

126.   Low Headstone

ANNY ELIZABETH WILKINS
DIED THE 31st AUGUST 1793
AGED 7 MONTHS

127.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS JANE KEARLY
WIFE OF MR JOSEPH KEARLY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st AUGUST 1800
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOSEPH KEARLY
DIED THE 9th DAY OF JANUARY 1811
AGED 69 YEARS
"In brief to speak thy Praises, let this suffice,
Thou wert a Wise, most Loving Modest wife,
Of children careful, to thy neighbours Kind,
A worthy Mother and of a Liberal Mind"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 26th October 1810
Joseph Kearly of Brompton, Gentleman, formerly Blacksmith, (1793 Universal British Directory)
   Nephew Richard Kearly, now living with him, is executor. To nephew James Kearly, of Peterborough, Hair Dresser, 500; to nephew, Henry Hickes, a bond from John Pickering for 300; to Ann Pickering, wife of John, of London, Tailor, 500; to Jane Wilkins, wife of the late Daniel, Brazier, 10; to their daughters, Jane Caroline and Tamson, 5 each.
   Residue to nephew Richard Kearly, for ever.
   Witnesses: Richard Phillips, William Whittle and J. Simmons
   Proved 23rd January 1811

128.   Headstone and two Body Stones

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH TUKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF APRIL 1824
AGED 61 YEARS

Rear
TO THE MEMORY OF
DR ROBERT NEWBERRY
OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY
LATE OF THE PARISH OF UPCHURCH
IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st DAY OF DECEMBER 1824
AGED 66 YEARS
HE LIVED RESPECTED AND DIED LAMENTED
ALSO MRS SARAH NEWBERRY
OF THE PARISH OF ST. GEORGE
HANOVER SQUARE
ELDEST SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1825
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE

129.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF THOMAS BRETT DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 2nd APRIL 1764 AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN
THOMAS AGED 3 MONTHS
& ANN 13 YEARS
THOMAS BRETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DECEMBER
1745 AGED 72 YEARS
REBECCA BRETT DEPARTED THIS LIFE
6th JANUARY 1766 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE LATE THOMAS BRETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st FEBRUARY 1768
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THOMAS BRETT HUSBAND TO THE
ABOVE DIED THE 20th DAY OF DECEMBER 1773
AGED 53 YEARS

130.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS REBECCA WIFE OF
MR THOMAS SUGDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st APRIL 1792
AGED 37 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN VIZ
YEARS MONTHS
THOMAS BRETT 0 7
REBECCA BRETT 2 5
WILLIAM " 0 10
RICHARD " 3 DAYS
HERE ALSO LIES MR THOMAS SUGDEN
HUSBAND TO THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 31st OCTOBER 1805 AGED 54 YEARS

Rear
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM NAYLOR
LATE OF THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14th OCTOBER 1827
IN THE 35th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st March 1802
Thomas Sugden, of Brompton, Gentleman.
   His own house in Garden Street, Brompton, to his sister, Mary Sugden, Spinster, for her life. After her death, then to his brother William for his life. After his death,then to his wife, Sarah, for life. After her death, then shared equally among her children, if any are dead, then to their children, for ever.
   Brother William can during life of his sister , Mary, live in the house with his family, paying reasonable rent to his sister.
   To brother William and friends, James Kincaid of Gillingham, Gentleman and Richard Brown of Rochester, Caulker, 600 in 5% annuities in Bank of England and 200 on bond, owed by nephew William Sugden, Junior, upon trust. Trustees to pay sister, Mary dividends for her life. After her death, they are to pay from 500 of the stock, dividends to his brother, William for his life. After his death, this will be shared equally among his children. The remaining 100 and the debt of 200, after death of his sister, upon trust, to pay brother Abraham, dividends and interest, for life. After his death, the money to be transferred equally among his children.
   To sister, Mary the use of all his household goods, except the plate, for life. After her death then to brother William, absolutely.
   His silver waiter, silver quart tankard and silver pint can to brother William.
   His silver butter boats and two silver goblets to brother Abraham. Residue of silver plate to sister Mary.
   200 4% annuities in Bank of England, to his "faithful servant" Ann Coves and his gold watch, with chain and seal, plus 10 for mourning.
   To brothers William and Abraham, 20 each for mourning; 5 each to his executors for mourning.
   Residue of personal estate and effects, after expenses, to sister, Mary.
   William Sugden , James Kincaid and Richard Brown are executors.
   Witnesses: Pierce Edgcumbe, Edward Manclark and D. B. Lewis
Codicil dated 5th May 1806
   He had appointed James Kincaid and Richard Brown and brother, William, executors and trustees and gave them 5 each for mourning. He now revokes the appointment of the first two and their 5 legacy. His brother William and servant Ann Coves have died since will was made, Their legacies and that of brother Abraham, are to go into his personal estate and will go to sister, Mary.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis and Ann Ringsman
Codicil dated 29th October 1805
   He had devise, after death of sister, Mary, brother William, sister in law, Sarah, the house in Garden Street, to all the children of brother William. He now revokes this. The house now goes to all the daughters of bother William, or their children, if any are dead, equally shared.
   Witnesses: J.H.S. Dickens, Clerk to Messrs Twopenny, Attorneys, Rochester, Ann Ringsman, Servant to Mr Sugden and T. Dickens.
   Proved 24th December 1805

131.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOGBEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
23rd OF NOVEMBER 1730
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN
AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN (sic)?

132.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN PAYNE
LATE FOREMAN OF THE SHIPWRIGHTS
IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 7th 1833 AGED 49 YEARS
LEAVING AN ISSUE OF FOUR SONS
AND SEVEN DAUGHTERS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
OF THE OFFICERS AND WORKMEN
IN THE ABOVE DEPARTMENT
TO PRESERVE THE REMEMBRANCE OF ONE
WHOSE AMIABLE CHARACTER WAS
HIGHLY ESTEEMED
AND WHOSE DEATH HAS BEEN
DESERVIDLY REGRETTED
"Blest are the Man of Peace,
Whose Hearts and Hopes are one,
Whose Kind Designs to Serve and Please,
This all their Actions run"

133.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES ROBINSON
LATE FIRST LIEUT. OF H. M. SHIP
BULWARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th JAN. 1821 AGED 45 YEARS

134.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR TIMOTHY GRATH
OF THE QUEEN'S HEAD INN, BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1841
AGED 36 YEARS

135.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK SON OF
RICHARD & MARGARET FREELAND
WHO DIED AT SPITHEAD
ON BOARD H. M. S. SCEPTRE FEBRUARY 25th 1810
AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO RICHARD THEIR SON WHO DIED
FEBRUARY 18th 1826 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
MR THOMAS FREELAND
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1830 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO SARAH GOULD FREELAND
WHO DIED MARCH 9th 1831 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO SARAH SHALLO
WHO DIED 20th MAY 1840
AGED 2 YEARS AND NINE MONTHS

1838 Wight's Directory, Thomas Freeland, Farmer.

136.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREELAND
WHO DIED AT SHEERNESS
ON THE 21st DAY OF MARCH 1845
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK
SON OF
CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK
AND ELEANOR FREELAND
WHO DIED ON THE 19th DAY OF APRIL
1846 AGED ONE YEAR AND NINE MONTHS
ALSO MARGARET WIFE OF
RICHARD FREELAND WHO DIED
AUGUST 9th 1849 AGED 72 YEARS

1838 Wright's Directory, Richard Freeland, Tallow Chandler

137.   Chest Tomb, Armorial Crest on Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LEONARD PETER STAFF, ESQ.
LATE OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
ALDERMAN OF THE SAID PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 16th
1853 AGED 63 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which died in the
Lord, from henceforth, Yea, saith the Spirit,
That they may rest from their Labours and
Their Works do follow them"

Side Panel
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR LEONARD STAFF
LATE OF BROMPTON WHO DIED THE 8th OF SEPT. 1817
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO MRS JUDITH STAFF
WIFE OF THE ABOVE LATE OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF NOV. 1831
AGED 65 YEARS
"Memento Mori"

Side Panel
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM STAFF
THIRD SON OF MR LEONARD PETER AND FANNY STAFF
WHO DIED 24th FEBY. 1839
AGED 18 YEARS

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
LEONARD PETER
SON OF
MR LEONARD
PETER STAFF
AND FANNY HIS WIFE
OF MILTON NEXT GRAVESEND
WHO DIED 2nd OF APRIL 1832
AGED 15 YEARS
"Resurgam"

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MATTHEW
STAINTON SON OF
MR LEONARD
PETER STAFF
WHO DIED 11th OCT. 1824
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 10 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 6th August 1817 and 12th April 1853
Leonard Staff of Brompton, Shipwright.
    To wife Judith, all his estate, except 500 which is to be invested in the Public Funds, the interest from this is to be paid to wife, Judith for her lifetime. After her death, to son Leonard Peter, 10 from the 500; the 490 left to his daughters, Susannah and Sarah Ann, equally shared. Wife is executor with Peter Brames, Nuseryman and John Nelloth of Sheerness.
Witnesses: George Mitchell and George Scott
Proved 21st October 1817
Leonard Peter Staff of Gravesend, Gentleman.
All of his estate to wife, Jamey, she is executor.
Witnesses: George Edward Sharland, Solicitor, Gravesend and Elizabeth Hawkings, Servant to Mr Staff.
Proved 6th May 1853

138.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA THE WIFE
OF
THOMAS QUARRINGTON OF LUTON
WHO DIED SEPT. 20th 1820 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS QUARRINGTON
WHO DIED AUGUST 6th 1836 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS NIXON QUARRINGTON
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY
ALSO OF SOPHIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 25Th 1828 AGED 11 YEARS

139.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF THOMAS DENTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE DEC. 10th 1801 AGED 50 YEARS
"My hour has come and Angels round one wait,
To take me to their glorious happy state,
Where free from sickness, death and every pain,
I shall with God in endless pleasures reign,
Transporting thought ! Then dear wife adieu,
I feel no sorrow but in leaving you,
Compelled by frequent sickness to complain,
You strove to lessen and assuage my pain,
Adieu dear wife ! O ! spare
Thy flood of grief and of thy health take care,
The time is short till we shall meet again,
With Christ to share the Glories of his Reign"

140.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN VINE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1813
AGED 62 YEARS
MARY VINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 31st MARCH 1820
AGED 66 YEARS
RICHARD VINE SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th JUNE 1827
AGED 47 YEARS
MARY ANN CAMPBELL VINE
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1829
AGED 18 YEARS

141.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BREAREY
GUNNER IN THE R. N. WHO DIED
ON THE 30th DAY OD AUGUST 1814
AGED 49 YEARS

142.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM CARR
WHO DIED 8th JULY 1822 AGED 69 YEARS

143.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY FLASHMAN
A SINCERE CHRISTIAN
WIFE OF WM. FLASHMAN OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 6th 1815
IN THE 44th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF THREE CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 16th 1803 AGED 3 MONTHS
HARRIET JANE APRIL 4th 1809 AGED 3 YEARS
HARRIET OCT. 29th 1810 AGED 7 WEEKS
ALSO WILLIAM FLASHMAN WHO DIED
JANUARY THE 30th 1818 AGED 50 YEARS
HE DIED IN PEACE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st November 1817
William Flashman, of Chatham
   To his children, William Edward, aged 15, George aged 13, Mary Geogiana, 9 and Sarah Jane, 6, his property equally shared, this consists: freehold house in Hammond Place, Chatham, part of a house in Modbury, Devon and all his funded property,(400), in 5% annuities and all personal estate. Appoints David Roberts, Shop Keeper of Modbury, "who married a half sister of my mother and William Hone, Esquire, my brother in, law, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, now on half pay, residing at Gosport", executors and guardians of his children. They to have custody of his property.
   Witness: William Palmer, Peter Reynolds and Stephen Devr. Colet
   Proved 20th February 1818

144.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR CHARLES ELPHICK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY
THE 17th 1801 AGED 33 YEARS

145.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
FRANCES JANE ROBSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF AUGUST 1844
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO OF
MATTHEW ROBSON
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 5th DAY OF NOV. 1847
AGED 68 YEARS

146.   Headstone

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
THOS. JEFFRIES
GUNNER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JULY YE 8th
1725 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIES
PHILLIS HIS WIFE AND SIX
CHILDREN

147.   Chest Tomb

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS JEFFRIES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th
OCTOBER 1747 IN THE 60th YEAR
OF HIS AGE
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF
JANE SHE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th AUGST.
1748 AGED 48 YEARS

Side Panel
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF ELIZTH.
THE WIFE OF THOMAS JEFFRIES OF
THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED YS LIFE
THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1742
AGED 54 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 29th October 1747
Thomas Jeffries of Gillingham, Shipwright.
 n  A marriage settlement dated 25th February 1743, between himself, his "now wife", Jane, then Jane Philpott, widow, Francis Pigot of Gillingham, Vicar and Thomas Holmden, Fisherman, the testator did covenant that in case his wife survived him, she should have soon after his death, one third of all household goods and stock in trade and other things, or 50 in lieu.
    He has for some time carried on the trade of Rope Maker with William Greenstreet, Rope Maker, a business which wife Jane carried on before their marriage. He now gives her his share in the business and money due from the business. He also gives her the lease of the rope ground when business is carried on by his wife. She should, by her will, release to his son Thomas, the one third of his household goods and all dower rights. To son Thomas, his real estate and residue of personal estate, upon condition that his widow continues to live in his house as long as she remains his widow, paying no rent, if she chooses to live in another house, son Thomas will pay her rent (out of testator's house) to her, this not to exceed 6. Son Thomas is executor.
   Witnesses: Francis Pigot, William Martin and Thomas Tomlyn. Proved: 23rd November 1747

148.    Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BLACK
LATE QUARTER MASTER SERGEANT
OF THE ROYAL SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1829
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BLACK
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1856
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN WELLS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th AUGUST 1856
AGED 8 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS

149.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MR ROBT. MOORE
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER IN
HIS MAJESTY'S YARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th MAY 1804
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 2nd SEPTEMBER 1810
AGED 55 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1804
Robert Moore of Gillingham.
   To wife, Sarah, all personal estate for life. After her death, or remarriage, and if his daughter is unmarried, she shall have the interest of 200 3% annuities and his household goods and furniture, etc., for as long as she remains single.
   Rest and residue, after wife's death or remarriage, and when his youngest child is 21, estate to be equally divided among his children, John, Robert, Sarah, William and George.
   Household goods and furniture given to daughter also to be shared among all children, after wife's death or remarriage, when his daughter, Sarah marries or in case of her death, before then, to be shared among his children. Wife and William Plunkeet?, of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham , Gentleman are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Vinall, Master Bricklayer, Brompton and W, Farmer, Gentleman of Brompton.
   Proved 19th July 1804. Power reserved to Plunkeet.

150.   Chest Tomb

MR HARTLEY LARKIN
DIED 1st JULY 1803 AGED 87 YEARS
MANY YEARS FOREMAN AFLOAT OF
HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD CHATHAM
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARY JANE WIFE OF
MR. HARTLEY LARKIN, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF
JANUARY 1782 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ANN LARKIN DIED THE 27th
OF APRIL 1763 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MARY HICKS DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF MAY 1776 AGED 29 YEARS
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
MR LARKIN
HENRY HARTLEY ALLAN
WHO DIED 19th DECEMBER 1822
AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
LARKIN ALLAN WHO DIED 20th OF MAY
1823 AGED 5 MONTHS

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MRS SUSANNA
CATTARNS WIFE OF
MR JOHN CATTARNS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
16th OF NOV. 1791 IN THE
48th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Not faithless but believing,
a friend indeed,
And to her neighbours,
When they were in need,
A good mother,
Wife and child,
As such she lived,
In fear of God,
As such she died"

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"Stop here my friends and view this place,
And see how many here lies in this piece of ground,
Some good some bad lives while on Earth have spent,
But God grant all Mankind time to Repent"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st February 1794
Hartley Larkin of Chatham, Gentleman
   His two thirds share in 7 copy-hold houses on west side of St. John's Street, Hackney, occupied by Stephen Simmons, Richard Ward, John Williamson, John Goldsmith , James Dalton, William Weston and Joseph Effingham, subject to an annuity of 60, to grandson, Hartley Hickes of Chatham. To daughter, Elizabeth Larkin, of Chatham, for life, an annuity of 60 from the above houses. His 5 copy-hold houses also in St. John's Street, occupied by Thomas Wright, William Timewell, Joseph Gozzard, Ann Fernoth and William Starkie, one third of the income from theses is subject to an annuity of 30, to son in law John Cattarns, upon trust, until his youngest child by his late wife, Susannah, is 21. Until then the income from the latter properties to go towards their maintenance and education. When they are all 21, they will share this equally. Another third of the income from the latter properties To his daughter Ann wife of John Allen, of Chatham, for her life. After her death, the income equally shared by her children.
   To daughter, Elizabeth, for life, an annuity of 30, from one third of latter properties.
   His two houses in Gad's Hill, Gillingham, occupied by William Bray and John Dunn, to daughter, Elizabeth, for ever.
   Ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, residue, etc., after expenses are paid, to daughter Elizabeth for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Stroud, William Newall and William Jeffereys, Attorney of Chatham.
   Proved 4th July 1803

151.   Headstone and Body Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. NICHOLAS IRYTZKOY
MIDSHIPMAN
IN HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY'S SHIP
ARCHIPELAGO
WHO DIED 15th OF OCTOBER 1813
AGED 19 YEARS

152.   Ledger  (This inscription was in Russian, which was kindly translated for me by Irina Fridman
                                         of the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.)

NAVIGATOR GREGORY
IVANOVITCH IVANOV
OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 25th 1813
AGED 21 YEARS
AND 8 DAYS

153.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS FANNY BAILIE
WIFE OF HENRY BAILIE ESQ.
COMMODORE IN HIS IMPERIAL
RUSSIAN MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 18th DAY
OF APRIL 1814 AGED 42 YEARS

154.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
HENRY G. HOGARTH
CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT OF THE
RUSSIAN NAVY
WHO DIED ON THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1813

155.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES
SON OF
CHARLES AND JANE PITCHER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF JANUARY 1851
AGED 9 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

156.   Small Headstone

IN
MEMORY
OF WALTER SON OF
WALTER WALLER OF SUTTON
VALENCE WHO DIED
DECEMBER THE 31st
1751
AGED 72 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th December 1751
Walter Waller, of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   All money and wages due from H.M. Dockyard, all household goods, etc., to "loving kinsman", John Waller, son of John Waller of Town Sutton, and 15; to Christopher, brother of John Waller, 15; to cousin John Waller, 15 and large house Bible; "to loving friend", Thomas Waller, Shipwright, 5 and all working tools; to friend John Whebb, a "chest in ye yard", dockyard?
   Brother John is executor. Desires an "handsome" burial and a headstone.
   Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: John Huggins, Jane Huggins and James Sanders
   Proved 4th March 1752

157.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF CHARLES
SON OF SAML. & ELIZTH. WYLES
WHO DIED 4th OF JANUARY 1815
AGED 3 YEARS & 6 MONTHS
ALSO ESTHER WYLES DIED
THE 3rd DAY OF APRIL 1825
AGED 11 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO MR. SAMUEL WYLES
DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1846
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WYLES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED JANY.
24th 1848 AGED 64 YEARS

158.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN E. & SUSAN E. SHRUBB
DIED 13th JANUARY 1859
AGED 2 YEARS & I MONTH

159.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JEMIMA JOSEPHA
WIFE OF JOHN MUDDLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 25th OF FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN MUDDLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 31st MARCH 1859
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
LAURENTIA MUDDLE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN MUDDLE
WHO DIED THE 15th OF MAY 1861
IN THE 80th YEAR OF HER AGE

160.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS HARRIET ELLIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 8th SEPTEMBER
1856
AGED 55 YEARS
"While weeping o'er this grave I bend,
Which covers all that was my Friend,
My Saviour marks the tears I shed,
For Jesus wept o'er Lazarus dead"

161.   Headstone and Body Stone

JOHN AND ROBERT
SONS OF HENRY CLEMENTS
OF BORDEN IN THIS COUNTY
JOHN DIED NOV. 26th 1779 Ad. 73 YEARS LEAVING
ISSUE BY SARAH BROOKER HIS WIFE
JOHN, THOMAS AND SARAH
ROBERT DIED UNMARRIED
JANY. 20Th 1781 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE ISSUE
DIED FEBY. THE 5th AGED 44 YEARS

162.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH CHALK
ISSUE OF JOHN CLEMENTS SNR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 27th
DAY OF JUNE 1812 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS CLEMENTS ISSUE
OF JOHN CLEMENTS SENR.
DIED 23rd JULY 1826 AGED 78 YEARS

163.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF JAMES COWDRY
DIED FEBRUARY 15th 1800
AGED 36 YEARS

164.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
FANNY SARAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM JOHN CARTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF OCTOBER 1857
AGED 54 YEARS

165.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CAPTAIN SEXTON, E.I.C.S.
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1857
AGED 65

166.   Headstone and Foot Stone

 

IN MEMORY 
OF JOHN HOLMDEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE 11th OF OCTOBER 1749
AGED 35 YEARS

IN MEMORY
  OF ELIZTH. SISSELL
  OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
  THE 14th SEPT. 1768
  AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
IDEN ALICE DAUGHTER
OF EDWARD AND
LAURENTIA MUDDLE
DIED THE 28th JANY. 1770
AGED 6 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZ. SISSELL MUDDLE
DIED 21st JUNE 1771
AGED 7 MONTHS
"Right Dear and Precious in his Light,
He always doth esteem,
The death of all his Holy ones,
Whatever men do deem"

Rear
WILLIAM MUDDLE DIED SEPT.
THE 26th 1780 AGED 5 YEARS
GEORGE MUDDLE DIED NOV.
THE 9th 1780 AGED 1 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
JOHN HOLMDEN DIED THE 3rd DAY OF
DECEMBER 1815 AGED 69 YEARS
MARY M. R. MUDDLE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY MUDDLE
DIED THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1849 AGED 5 YEARS
HENRY GEORGE MUDDLE
DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1853 AGED 5 MONTHS
PERCY WILLIAMS
DIED THE 17th OF JANUARY 1855 AGED 20 YEARS
GORDON WILLIAMS
DIED THE 18th OF MAY 1858 AGED 21 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 13th September 1768
Elizabeth Sissell, of Gillingham, Spinster.
   All of her estate to niece, Laurentia Holmden of Gillingham, Spinster; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Taylor, (mark of) and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 27th October 1768. Laurentia is now wife of Edward Muddle

167.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
MR. EDWARD MUDDLE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1821
IN THE 80th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MRS LAURENTIA MUDDLE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND IDEN HOLMDEN
DIED THE 2nd DAY OF APRIL 1831
AGED 83 YEARS
IDEN MUDDLE DIED THE 15th OF JANUARY
1854 IN THE 77th YEAR OF HER AGE
EDWARD MUDDLE DIED THE 17th OF
JANUARY 1857 IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 16th November 1819 and 12th February 1855
Edward Muddle of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   To wife, Laurentia, if she survives him, all of his estate. After her death, estate to be divided among his children, as follows: to sons Edward and John, his shipwright yard with wharf and hard attached and buildings, now in his own occupation, also the house adjoining the back of his own house, occupied by John Norman, also piece of meadow adjoining shipyard, and blacksmith's forge and kiln, in equal shares.
To son James, 2 houses adjoining his own house, occupied by Frederick Ruckert and Widow Hillard, with small chamber , occupied by testator over the kitchen of Ruckert's house, also use of a well at Norman's house.
   To daughter, Iden, 4 houses at the top of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, occupied by Widow Erith, JamesSmith, Robert Robertson and Nathaniel Osiger ?.
   To daughter, Laurentia, house occupied by her brother, John, adjoining house given to Iden. To daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Chenoweth, Agent of the Naval Hospital at Cape of Good Hope, house adjoining one given to Lauretia, occupied by Widow Loft.
   All his plate, linen, household furniture to his wife, but if she does not survive him, then divided equally among his children.
   Rest and residue, and personal estate, to his executors, debts and funeral costs, etc., to be paid , what remains to his executors equally shared. Sons, Edward, John and James are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Dulake, Edward Froud and Thomas Couves.
   Proved 9th July 1822

Edward Muddle of Gillingham, Gentleman.
   His share of Munstead House, occupied by himself, and 2 cottages adjoining the back of the latter, both occupied by James Wellar ? and piece of ground, now used as a garden, about 1 acre.
   Also a wharf and buildings occupied by John Adams, all near the bottom of Gad's Hill. His share of house in Waterside Lane,occupied by West, Haywood, Hawkings and Haywood and Masters. Also cottages on Gad's Hill, occupied by Isaac Linett and Durling, to his brother and sister, James and Laurentia for their lives. After their deaths, then to niece Anna Muddle daughter of brother, John. Residue, personal estate and household goods and furniture to brother and sister, James and Laurentia; after their deaths then to niece Anna.
   Nieces Anna and Elizabeth Muddle, both daughters of brother John are executors.
   Witnesses: James Tulvay?,Surgeon of Brompton and Matthew Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 17th September 1857

168.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LAURENTIA ALICE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN CHENOWETH, R. N.
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF JUNE 1836
AGED 16 YEARS
"Then shall the dust return to the earth,
As it was; and the Spirit shall return unto,
God, who giveth it

In the will of Edward Muddle, (1819), John Chenoweth is described as , "Agent for H.M. Navy Hospital, Cape of Good Hope"

169.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY CECELIA
FOURTH DAUGHTER OF
CLARENCE AND JANE RHIND
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1856
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES BAIKIE
THEIR ELDEST SON WHO DIED
AT BOMBAY 21st OCTOBER 1855
AGED 36 YEARS
OF CLARENCE DONLEVY
THEIR SECOND SON WHO WAS
DROWNED OFF MACAO 29th SEPTEMBER
1842 AGED 22 YEARS
OF WILLIAM DOUGLAS
THEIR THIRD SON WHO DIED IN
SCOTLAND 1st DECEMBER 1854
AGED 30 YEARS
AND OF
ELEANOR JOHNSTONE LEWIS AND
EDWARD DOWNES WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY AND ARE BURIED IN
CHATHAM CHURCHYARD
ELEANOR WIDOW OF PETER SMITH, ESQ.
LIEUTENANT IN THE LATE ROYAL
ARTILLERY DRIVERS AND GRAND MOTHER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED CHILDREN OF
CLARENCE AND JANE RHIND
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1858
AGED 80 YEARS

Clarence Rhind, of Chatham Hill, was a Clerk in H. M. Dockyard. (Bagshaw's Directory 1847)

170.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE CAROLINE ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ANNE MARIA HOWES
WHO DIED THE 11th OF JANUARY 1818
AGED 5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO OF MARY ANNE THIRD
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 17th OF JANUARY 1830
AGED 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS

171.   Chest Tomb

EDMUND LARKIN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF NOVR.
1779 AGED 43 YEARS
CATHERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF JANY.
1821 AGED 77 YEARS
ANN PIKE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 24th OF OCTOBER 1796
AGED 26 YEARS
BETSY DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND ELIZABETH LARKIN
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
EDMUND AND CATHERINE LARKIN
DIED THE 28th OF APRIL 1821
AGED 19 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM ROFFWAY
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
EDMUND AND CATHERINE LARKIN
DIED THE 14th OF JUNE 1822
AGED 54 YEARS

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IN MEMORY OF
MR. CHARLES LARKIN*
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th 1833
AGED 57

Panel
MRS
ELIZABETH LARKIN
DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1854
AGED 83 YEARS

Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE
JOHN WINSTON PIKE
(HUSBAND OF THE SAID
ANN PIKE)
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1835
AGED 73 YEARS

Charles Larkin was an Auctioneer and an enthusiastic supporter of the 1832 Electoral Reform Bill. An obelisk, to his memory, was erected on Gad's Hill at Higham, which survives to this day.

172.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
FAITH HURST
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th OF MAY 1777
AGED 80 YEARS
MR. CHRISTOPHER HODGEDOTT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER
THE 14th 1790 AGED 85 YEARS
& 10 MONTHS
MRS. MARY MARTIN DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER THE 14th 1792
AGED 72 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY
OF EDMUND LARKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. 25th 1779 AGED 43 YEARS

173.   Headstone and Foot Stone

NEAR
THIS PLACE LIETH THE REMAINS
OF
MR EDWARD OWDEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF APRIL 1816
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
MR RICHARD TURPIN
WHO DIED ON THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER
1818 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO
MRS CATHERINE RICH
WHO DIED ON THE 13th OF FEBRUARY
1853 AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN HANDRYN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 6th 1854
AGED 67 YEARS
SINCERELY REGRETTED AND BELOVED

Edward Owden, Tailor of Brompton, (1793 Universal British Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th September 1818
Richard Turpin of Brompton, Joiner
   To wife Ann his houses in Fort Pitt Street, Chatham and his own house in Brompton, for her life. After her death, then to his children in equal shares.
   Wife also has all monies, household goods and furniture and rest and residue for her and their children's support and for placing out apprentice when necessary. Wife and good friend Henry Hillard of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, C. Owden and Seth Simmons
   Proved 1st February 1819. Power reserved to Henry Hillard.

174.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WILLIAMS, BLACKSMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SUDDENLY JULY 13th 1794
AGED 37 YEARS
"Oh ! Reader, stop and drop a tear,
Think on the corpse that slumbers here,
And when you read the fate of Mee,
Think on the glass that runs for Thee,
Grieve not for me my bosom Friend,
Christ will be your husband & good Friend."
ALSO THOMAS COX, JUNR. DIED THE 27th JANY. 1807
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE LATE ROBERT TAW, GUNNER
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WILLIAMS
AND THOMAS COX WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th OF
NOVEMBER 1843 AGED 75 YEARS
SHE WAS A FRIEND TO THE FATHERLESS CHILDREN AND
WIDOWS AND DESERVEDLY RESPECTED BY MANY FRIENDS
SHE DIED IN PEACE

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF ELIZABETH COX
WHO DIED THE 12th OF AUG. 1805 AGED 72 YEARS
THOMAS COX HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 19th SEPTEMBER 1807 AGED 69 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 24th January 1807 and 5th February 1807
Thomas Cox, Junior of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   After debts and funeral costs etc., are paid, all monies, wages due, household goods and furniture, etc., personal estate, real estate to wife Mary, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses; George Conquest, Richard Hillyer and Robert Bryant, Junior.
   Proved 18th December 1807

Thomas Cox, Senior, of Gillingham, Rope Maker.
   Executer is daughter in law, Mary widow of late son, Thomas. All of his estate, including wages from H. M. Dockyard, to her.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer and John Sommerton.
   Proved 18th December 1807

175.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF WILLIAM BROWN
WHO DIED THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1752 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DIED THE 22nd OF
SEPTEMBER 1788 AGED 68 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM BROWN
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 22nd OF JANUARY1791
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THREE SONS OF THE ABOVE, TWO OF WHOM DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY, VIZ. THOMAS AND HENRY
DANIEL DIED THE 18th OF NOVEMBER 1801
AGED 18 YEARS

176.   Headstone , Body Stone and Plain Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARTNELL
LATE SHIPWRIGHT IN H. M. YARD
CHATHAM
WHO DIED APRIL 23rd 1832 AGED 43 YEARS
AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1854 AGED 61 YEARS
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to
put confidence in Man"
ALSO TO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
AS SEAMAN ON BOARD H. M. SHIP EREBUS
IN THE ILL FATED EXPEDITION UNDER
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
HIS REMAINS LIE BURIED ON BEECHEY ISLAND
IN THE ARTIC SEAS
WHERE HIS SURVIVING SHIPMATES
PLACED THE FOLLOWING INSCRIPTION
"DIED JANY. 4Th 1846
JOHN HARTNELL, A. B.
H. M. SHIP EREBUS AGED 26 YEARS"
"Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, consider your ways"
ALSO THOMAS BROTHER OF THE
ABOVE AND LIKEWISE ONE OF THE CREW
OF THE UNFORTUNATE EREBUS WHOSE FATE
NO DISCOVERY HAS YET BEEN MADE
HE WAS BORN MARCH 12th 1823

A few decades ago the bodies of John Hartnell and another crewman, in an exercise of doubtful taste, were exhumed and pictures of the well preserved bodies, (buried in permanently frozen ground), were widely publicised.

177.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR LACKLAND MCMILLAN
LATE OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JULY
1854
AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th December 1845
Lachlan McMillan, Carpenter in the Royal Navy, now in H. M. Dockyard, Chatham.
To wife, Ann, all of his estate.
Witnesses: Thomas Nevill and Alexander Sullivan, Resident Householders of Chatham.
Affidavit 14th August 1854
Alexander Sullivan, retired Gunner, R. N., is sworn.
He confirms he was present, with the other witness, when testator signed will and that he and the other witness signed in testator's presence.
Proved 15th August 1854

178.   Headstone

MARY CATHERINE
DAUGHTER OF G. & C. WEATHERALL
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 5th MAY 1800
AGED 3 YEARS

179.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
[SARAH] WIFE OF ISAAC CLARK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 22nd 1769
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED NOV. 177[   ] AGED [    ] YEARS
LIKEWISE JOSEPH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 177[   ] AGED [    ] YEARS
GEORGE CLARK DIED APRIL THE 10th
1779 AGED 6 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS

180.   Headstone

MRS
ANN PAYNE
WIFE OF PHILIP PAYNE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th MARCH 1780
AGED 49 YEARS

181.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WATKINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st NOV. 1802
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS, JOHN, JAMES, MARY ANN
AND JOHN CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO SUSANNA* WIFE OF THOMAS WATKINS
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1852 AGED 58 YEARS
*I presume that Susanna is the daughter in law of Thomas Watkins, died 1802?

Thomas Watkins was a Grocer in Brompton, (Universal British Directory 1793)

182.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR JAMES STURGEON
OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 10th
1807 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO 4 SONS WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT SURVIVING 5 SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
"Farewell the Partner of my Heart,
The time is come that we must Part,
And when you come my Grave to see,
Prepare yourselves to Follow me"

183.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
ANN MARIA DRAYSON
WIFE OF
WILLIAM DRAYSON
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 3rd OF APRIL
1857
AGED 73 YEARS

184.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR F. LOVETT
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF NOV. 1799
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM LOVETT
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF OCTOBER 1800
AGED 5 YEARS

185.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SALLY KEYS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 28th 1809
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH NEWNHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER
16th 1818 AGED 82 YEARS

186.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS PANKHURST 2nd MAN
CHANG'D THE 19th OF MAY 1774
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH PANKHURST
HIS WIFE CHANG'D THE 5th OF MAY 1790
AGED 82 YEARS
ETERNITY
ALSO MR IVETT PANKHURST
THEIR SON CHANG'D THE 3rd FEB. 1798
AGED 48 YEARS
LATE 2nd MAN IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK
YARD CHATHAM

Deanery of Shoreham Wills, dated 21st January 1772 and 21st April 1794
Thomas Pankhurst of Gillingham, Shipwright.
   To wife Sarah, the use of his house and furniture, pay due from H.M. Dockyard and other monies, for life. To son Thomas the front house in Brompton High Street; to son Ivett, the back house adjoining the latter. To daughters Martha and Catherine, after death of his wife, all furniture, plate, linen, etc., watch, clock, books, equally shared.
   If his wife dies before his apprentice's (James Gratton), time is served, then profits from his apprenticeship to his daughter Martha. Martha is to have her room in his house, while she remains single.
   "Loving friends", Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Hull are executors.
   Witnesses: John Jeffery, John? Tovery and James Clifton
   Proved June 1774

Ivett Pankhurst of Brompton, Shipwright.
   Desires to be buried in Gillingham Churchyard. To brother Thomas, a shipwright, in H.M. Dockyard, Plymouth, all his clothes, watch and gold ring. To sister, Martha Adams, widow, his books, half of his pictures and 1 guinea for a gold ring. To sister Ann Happerfield, half of his pictures and 1 guinea for a gold ring. To brother in law, Robert Happerfield, 1 guinea for a gold ring. To sister Catherine Pankhurst, his house consisting two dwellings in Brompton High Street,, also all wages due from H.M. Dockyard, plus wages and profits from apprentice, William Edwards or apprentice at time of his death. Also all ready money and debts. Executors, Thomas Colchester, Currier of Chatham and William Tapley, Gentleman of Brompton.
   Witnesses: Daniel Skillett, William Bower and William Grinsted.
   Proved 27th April 1798. Value of estate less than 100.

187.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALLEME
NATIVE OF DUNKIRK WHO DIED ON BOARD
THE SANDWICH PRISON SHIP THE 5th DAY
OF MARCH 1807 AGED 60 YEARS

188.   Low Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOS. BLENKINSOP
WHO DIED 2nd JAN. 1737
AGED 26 YEARS

189.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HANDLY
WHO DIED 29th SEPTEMBER
1855
AGED 50 YEARS
"Jesus have Mercy,
May he Rest in Peace"

190.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF PETER ENDEDINE
A CAPTAIN IN THE FRENCH NAVY BORN
AT CORMEAL IN THE SEINE OF FRANCE
DIED ON BOARD H.M. PRISON SHIP SANDWICH 4th MARCH 1809
AGED 45 YEARS

191.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH BROTHERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th JULY 1853
AGED 77 YEARS
WIDOW OF THE LATE
MR PHILIP BROTHERSON
FORMERLY BAND MASTER OF THE
CHATHAM DIVISION OF
ROYAL MARINES

192.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND
CATHERINE BROWN
DIED 15th MAY 1832
AGED 3 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
WILLIAM THOMAS BROWN
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 22nd SEPT. 1833
AGED 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO CATHERINE BROWN
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th JULY 1836 AGED 2 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BROWN
DIED NOV. 21st 1812
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN BROWN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1847
AGED 52 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 5th January 1847
John Brown, Victualler of Brompton.
All of his estate to wife Catherine.
Witness: (only one), Thomas Dampier (?)

Affidavit: Josiah Farthing, Cooper of Gillingham, is sworn. He confirms the handwriting and signature is that of John Brown.
Proved 4th April 1849 granted to Catherine Brown

193.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF
EDWARD STUBBING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
23rd OF MARCH 1845
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD STUBBING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
26th OF NOVEMBER 1846
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BANES
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1856
AGED 2 YEARS
"Resurgam"

194.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR RICHARD BARRON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. THE 3rd 1793
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO ANN BARRON WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 3rd DAY OF JANUARY 1809
AGED 63 YEARS
RICHARD BARRON SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE THE 28th 1791
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF MR WILL. BARRON
(LATE OF TICEHURST, SUSSEX) WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 28th OF FEBY. 1822 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR WILLIAM BARRON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1848 AGED 83 YEARS

195.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH WHATLEY
WHO DIED THE 19th OF MAY 1808
AGED 20 YEARS AND NINE MONTHS
"Farewell, Fond Friend,
To weep for one is Vain,
We only Part on Earth,
In Heaven to Meet again"

196.   Headstone

I.H.S.
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WALKER RUSSELL
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1856
AGED 62 YEARS
"Jesus have Mercy on him.
May he Rest in Peace! Amen"
ALSO OF
MARGARET WALKER RUSSELL
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1841
AGED 2 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
"Suffer Little Children to come unto Me,
For of such id the Kingdom of Heaven"
Matt. XIX 14

197.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR DANIEL HARDING
WHO DIED 9th APRIL 1859
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1850
AGED 66 YEARS
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
ALSO NINE GRAND CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY

198.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY GRANT
WHO DIED 14th JULY 1772 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO MR LEWIS GRANT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th FEB. 1798 AGED 74 YEARS

199.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF JOHN SIMS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 2nd JANY. 1800 AGED 28 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE DAUGHTER
MARY REEVES SIMS
"Mt Dear is gone to his Eternal Rest,
Wherein I Hope he is Forever Blest,
But I his Mournful Wife are Left Behind,
And by his Transitory Life am Confin'd,
Tho' rather had Expir'd for to Save,
My Loving Husband from the Cold Grave,
But here I do in Expectation wait,
To meet my Love at Celestial Gate"

200.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM BUCK
LATE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT
OF HIS MAJESTY'S NAVAL YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHERE HE SERVED FOR A PERIOD OF
FORTY THREE YEARS
WHO DIED ON THE 9th DECEMBER 1841
AGED 73 YEARS
AMY DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
THOMAS AND MARY WOODS
AND WIDOW OF THE LATE
THOMAS STRONG
OF WELFORD, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
DIED 25th AUGUST 1851
AGED 61 YEARS

1838 Pigot's Directory, William Buck, Inspector of Shipwrights

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