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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 201 to 300

201.   Headstone and Body Stone

THOMAS WOODS
DIED THE 16th OF AUGUST 1764 AGED 72 YEARS
ANN HIS WIFE DIED THE 16th OF NOVEMBER
1780 AGED 74 YEARS
WILLM. THEIR SON DIED THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER
1791 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WOODS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 1st OF JULY 1840 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO AMY WIFE OF THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS WOODS
WHO DIED ON THE 5th SEPTEMBER 1849 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLM. SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS AND AMY
WOODS WHO DIED THE 27th APRIL 1856 AGED 61 YEARS
AND SARAH AMY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WILLIM.
WHO DIED THE 12th JULY 1856 AGED 23 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 8th September 1761
Thomas Woods of Chatham, Gentleman
   All his real estate to wife, Ann, for her life. After her death, to son George and daughter, Hannah, shared equally. Property consists 4 houses, in Middle Street, Brompton, lately occupied by Peter Dodson, Sawyer; Thomas Thomas, Joiner; David Penfold, Sawyer and Richard Hogg, Blacksmith.
   Two other properties, converted into 4 dwellings, in Middle Street, Chatham, occupied by testator; John Whiting, Peruke Maker; John Gates, Sawyer and Robert Dadd, Shipwright, to daughter Hannah, for ever. After payment of debts, funeral, etc., residue of ready money, investments, household goods, etc., to wife Ann for life. After her death, to his children and grandchildren, as follows: ready money and bonds, one third to son George, one third to daughter, Hannah, the remaining third to daughter Christian Springfield and her two children, William and Ann, in equal shares. After his wife's death, his plate, cutlery and residue of personal estate and household goods, to daughter Hannah.
   William Boucher of Strood, Mariner and Henry Robbins of Chatham, Caulker are executors.
   Witnesses: Mary Dodd, Richard Hodshon and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 13th September 1764

202.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES STONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF NOVEMBER 1775
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN KIBBLE
FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE BUT
AFTERWARDS OF JAMES KIBBLE
SHE DIED THE 8th OF APRIL 1820
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL OF THE CHILDREN
OF THE SAID JAMES STONE
AND ANN KIBBLE

203.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY FITZPATRICK
WIDOW OF
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H. M. SHIP
DEFENCE ON BOARD OF WHICH SHIP
HE WAS KILLED
ON THE FIRST OF JUNE 1794
SHE DIED ON THE 6th OF DECEMBER 1827
AGED 76 YEARS

204.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BARBARA MEARS
WIFE OF
THOMAS BALDWIN SUMMERFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 28th OF MARCH 1845
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS BALDWIN SUMMERFIELD
WHO DIED AT RAINHAM 19th JULY 1858
AGED 67 YEARS
DEEPLY LAMENTED

205.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN CHAPMAN
FARMER
LATE OF THE PARISH OF STOKE
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1858
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ANN CHAPMAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 12th 1858
AGED 71 YEARS

206.   Small Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JANE, DAUGH.
OF EDWARD AND SARAH HONEY
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1855 AGED 5 YEARS

207.   Ledger (Very Worn)

TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
THOMAS WILLIAM
BULLBROOK
WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER
18 [   ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
BULLBROOK
WHO DIED [    ] AUGUST
18[40]
AGED [    ] YEARS

Bullbrook was Registrar of Births and Deaths (1838 Pigot's Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th May 1840
Thomas Bullbrook of Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, Gentleman.
   To nephew Richard Gooding of Woolwich, Labourer, 20; to servant Harriet Martin, if she is with him at time of his death, 5; to William Vine of Ordnance Place, Chatham, Rope Maker, his 8 day clock. All his ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, etc., and all residue of real and personal estate, shared equally between his half sister, Mary Gooding, Spinster, now living with him, and Martha Foster wife of George Messenger Foster of 13 New Street, Vincent Square, London, Police Sergeant. Mary Gooding is executor.
   Witnesses: James Blackadder and M. S, Stephens.
   Proved 24th August 1840

208.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS HONEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF APRIL 1856
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
MRS SOPHIA HONEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF APRIL 1859
AGED 68 YEARS

209.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BROOKING
LATE FOREMAN OF SMITHS
IN HER MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD
CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st APRIL 1858
AGED 69 YEARS

210.   Brick Chest Tomb?


WATCHURST

WM.
WATCHURST
DIED 20th OCT. 1820
AGED 54 YEARS

Other Side
ALSO ELIZTH. WIFE OF THE AFORESAID WM. WATCHURST
DIED 4th AUGUST 1818 AGED 48 YEARS
LEFT TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER

211.   Ledger

MR JOHN ASHLY
DIED THE 5th JULY 1809 AGED 51 YEARS
"Lord what is Man that thou has such respect unto,
Him or the Son of Man that thou regarded him."
ALSO THE BODY OF MRS ANN ASHLY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEB. 6th 1818 AGED 68 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 24th September 1808
   To wife Ann all of his estate, real and personal, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer, Edward Hamiss and John Sommerton
   Proved 2nd December 1809. Value under 600

212.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR GEORGE HOWARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st DECEMBER 1806 AGED 27 YEARS
"Farewell Vain World I have known enough of thee,
And now I'm cured of what thou say'st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thy power I fear,
My cares are past, my head lies ? here,
What faults you saw in me take care to shun,
And look at home, enough there to be done."

213.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ENSIGN GEORGE BATTINE
HONBLE. E. I. C. ENGINEERS
AND JAMES HIS BROTHER
APPOINTED TO THE BENGAL CAVALRY
WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
15th DECEMBER 1855
AGED 21 AND 18 YEARS
"The Hand of the Lord have wrought this,
Nevertheless, Jesus said who so ever liveth,
And believeth in me shall never died"

214.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SUTTON VINALL
WHO DIED AUGUST 30th 1849
AGED 52
"Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of Man,
Cometh at an hour when ye think not"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd June 1841
Thomas Sutton Vinall of Chatham Dock Yard
   All his real estate to wife Ann, for life. After her death, to his only child, Ann Lydia. But if his daughter dies before she is 21,and unmarried or without issue, then to his own right heirs. He authorises his wife or his executor, if she is dead, during his daughter's minority, to grant leases on his real estate, not exceeding 21 years. He has life insurance at the Kent Insurance Office, for 500, and also in the General Medical and General Insurance Co., for another 500. He directs that the total sum of 1,000 and any other money of stock he may have at death, be used to pay off any debt due on mortgage, etc. Residue of personal estate to his wife. She and his brother John are executors.
   Witnesses: John Martin and J. H. Mardon?
   Affidavit dated 27th September 1849
   John Martin of the Admiralty, Somerset House, is sworn. He confirms he was present with the other witness when Vinall signed the will and that he and the other witness signed the will in Vinall's presence.
   Proved 1st October 1849

215.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF MR THOMAS SUTTON
WHO DIED THE 31st OF OCT. 1792
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN
MARY, THOMAS AND JAMES
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ANN SUTTON DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE DIED THE 14th SEPT. 1797
AGED 28 YEARS
ROSE VINALL GRAND DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE THOMAS SUTTON WHO DIED
THE 21st MARCH 1807 AGED 13 MONTHS
MRS JUDITH SUTTON WIFE OF THE
ABOVE MR THOMAS SUTTON
DIED THE 3rd OF JANY. 1812 AGED 82 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th March 1776
Thomas Sutton of Brompton, Victualler.
   His freehold and leasehold of copy-hold estate, to wife Judith, for life. After her death, then to his two daughters, Judith and Ann, for ever. Residue of ready money, investments, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, household goods and personal estate, after funeral expenses, etc., to his wife. She and her brother, Thomas Moss of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors.
   Witnesses: Anton Radiger, James Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton.
   Proved22nd November 1792. Power reserved to Thomas Moss.

216.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BENTINCK KNIGHT SON OF LIEUT. WILLIAM KNIGHT
R. N.
WHO DIED THE 11th OF AUGUST 1819
AGED 11 YEARS
LOUISA WIFE OF LIEUT. KNIGHT
& MOTHER OF THE ABOVE GEORGE
DIED THE 1st OF FEBRUARY 1826
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SAYERS KNIGHT
WHO DIED IN THE WEST INDIES 1824
AGED 22 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND LOUISA KNIGHT
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1845
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KNIGHT COMMANDER R. N.
WHO DIED 6th MAY 1846
AGED 68 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 24th December 1845
William Knight, Commander, Royal Navy.
   The daughters, Louisa, Elizabeth and Charlotte Knight, all of his estate, equally shared.
   Lieut. William Chamberlain and daughter Elizabeth are executors.
   Witnesses: H. Gittings, Gillingham and John Large, Gillingham
   Affidavit: Henry Gittings, Lieut. R. N. is sworn, confirms will is in Knight's hand and that he and other witness were present when the will was signed and witnessed.
   Proved 26th June 1846. Power reserved to Elizabeth Knight.

217.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MR DAVID TASSELL
LATE MASTER HOUSE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S
YARD, SHEERNESS DIED THE 23rd OF JUNE 1786
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF MR DAVID TASSELL
DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1752 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO DEBORAH WIFE OF MR JOHN KING
MASTER HOUSE CARPENTER OF THE ABOVE DOCK YARD
AND DAUGHTER OF DAVID AND MARY TASSELL
OBT. THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1792 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
MR JOHN KING HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DEBORAH KING DIED 31st MAY 1823 IN THE
78th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st August 1811
John King, Master House Carpenter of H. M. Dockyard, Sheerness.
   Desires to be buried "on the coffin of my late beloved wife in the Churchyard of Gillingham".
   To niece Maria Rudd of Sheerness, wife of Captain Rudd, West Suffolk Militia, after debts and funeral costs, his ready money, wages due, household furniture and household goods, including books and pictures, and personal estate.
   Rents from his properties at Blue Town, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, occupied by John Stunt or Sturt, and two small properties at the back occupied by John Sparrow and John Maddocks. The latter to be sold and 100 from sale to be paid to Ann Stunt or Sturt. All debts owed by her husband John are forgiven. Residue of money to Maria Rudd. Money in Bank of England to be converted into annuity and paid to Mrs [       ] late Richardson, her late father was Henry Grainger of Eastchurch.
   Nephew Christopher Hayes of Fenchurch St., London and Maria Rudd are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Sale and William Brinsted

Codicil dated 6th May 1813
   He had given Maria Rudd all his ready money, household goods and personal estate, this is confirmed. But this bequest not to be subject to present husband's or future husband's control.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pine, Chaplain of the Zealand Convict Ship, Sheerness and P. Cullen, Surgeon.
   Proved 20th June1823. Power reserved to Christopher Hayes

218.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS VIVION ESQ.
LATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED THE 15th OF JANUARY 1824
AGED 77 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated3rd March 1823
Thomas Vivion, Purser, R. N.
   To wife, Rebecca, all money due and all of his estate. Wife and eldest son, Lieut. Colonel, John Vivion, Royal Artillery, are executors.
   Witnesses: William Jennis and William Ball, Adjutant, Royal Marines
   Proved 14th April 1824 Power reserved to Rebecca Vivion.

219.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR DAUGHTER OF
LIEUT. JOSEPH COXWELL
OF THE ROYAL NAVY
AND OF ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1814
AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO MARY BARNS
THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DIED ON THE 7th
DAY OF NOV. 1814 AGED 7 ? YEARS
ALSO ANN COXWELL
THIRD DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 6th DAY OF DECEMBER
1817 AGED SIX YEARS

220.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. JOSEPH COXWELL
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 9th JUNE 1832
AGED 55 YEARS
DEEPLY REGRETTED BY HIS WIDOW
AND NUMEROUS FAMILY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th April 1829
Joseph Coxwell of Gillingham.
   To wife Ann, all household goods and furniture and all house contents and effects.
   Residue divided, one third to wife, two thirds to wife, brothers, Rev. Thomas Coxwell and Edward Coxwell, upon trust. Trustees to pay one fifth to son, Charles at 21 years. Remainder to be shared equally among his 4 other children ,Susan, Catherine, John and Henry at 21 years on day of marriage (girls). In meantime, money to be invested in Public Funds and interest to go towards childrens maintenance and education until they are 21.
   His wife and two brothers are executors.
   Witnesses: Nathaniel Alherlon and Richard Godwin
   Proved 20th August 1832

221.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CHARLES M. P. FLANAGAN
DIED THE 11th APRIL 1810
AGED 10 MONTHS

222.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN FLOOD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 10th DECEMBER 1743
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 7th MAY 1749
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO TWO DAUGHTERS VIZ
MARY AND JUDITH
MARY     27th JAN. 1740     26
DIED AGED
JUDITH     19th AUG. 1749     18
ALSO STEPHEN FLOOD
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF APRIL 1751
AGED 33 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 15th January 1743
Stephen Flood of Gillingham, House Carpenter.
   To wife Mary, all household goods, furniture and utensils, ready money, investments and personal estate. She to bring up their two children, Thomas and Ann until they are 21 years old. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Holden, Senior and John Holden, Scrivener.
   Proved January 1743.

223.   Chest Tomb (Railed)

Ledger
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SIMMONS
OF THIS PARISH YEOMAN
WHO DIED THE 19th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1814 AGED 73 YEARS
ANN SIMMONS MEARS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 27th 1830
AGED 15 YEARS
ELEANOR JANE MEARS
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 10th 1833
AGED 12 YEARS
MRS ELIZABETH SIMMONS
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 22nd OF FEBRUARY
1837 AGED 81 YEARS

End? Panel
IN MEMORY OF
CRITTALL BETSEY
SIMMONS
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM SMITH R.E.D.*
WHO DIED [ not cut ]
AGED [     ] YEARS
ALSO
INTERRED IN THIS VAULT
AUGUSTUS F.W.S. SMITH
THE ONLY AND DEARLY
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th DEC. 1860
IN HIS 15th YEAR
* Royal Engineers Department ?

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE SIMMONS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF LIEUT. ROBERT HUGHES
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND ELIZTH. SIMMONS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1843
AGED 26 YEARS
ELIZABETH SIMMONS HUGHES
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED IN HER INFANCY

End? Panel
IN MEMORY OF
ADY MEARS
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM SIMMONS
WHO DIED THE 25th OCTOBER 1855 AGED 70 YEARS

Ady Mears, Farmer of Gad's Hill, (1838 Wright's Directory)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, dated 25th March 1814
William Simmons, of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To wife Elizabeth one sixth of a house and 96 acres in Harrietsham, occupied by William Webb, also two pieces of land in Strood and Frindsbury occupied by William Cable and Edward Bates, for ever. His other freeholds in Gillingham or elsewhere, to his "good friends", William Cooper of Stockbury, Yeoman, John Jordan of Milton near Sittingbourne, Auctioneer and William Peter King of Rochester, Chemist, upon trust. They to sell property to raise 1,000, they to pay this within 12 months of his death to his daughter, Crittal Betsy Meers, wife of Adey Meers of Chilham, Farmer.
   Rents of his other real estate to his wife for life. After her death, then to daughter Crittal for her life. After her death for the benefit of her surviving children. If all die before reaching 21, then to the benefit of his brother's and sister's children. To his wife, a leasehold held from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, about 20 acres in Chatham, occupied by James Best Esq., for her lifetime. After her death then to daughter Crittal. To sister Elizabeth Lawrence, 10. All ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china etc., to his wife.
   Witnesses: Henry Ditchburn, J Stephens and H Stephens.
   Proved 13th December 1814.

224.   Tall Pedestal, topped with Draped Urn, Large Ledger "Entrance to Vault"
                This monument is today (2015) worn very smooth


Tapley


TAPLEY

"FIDES IN DEO"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TAPLEY, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 10th 1815
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF
PHILADELPHIA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TAPLEY, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 5th 1832
AGED 74 YEARS

Another Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BURFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th JULY 1849
AGED 50 YEARS
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN BURFORD
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND PHILADLEPHIA TAPLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 6th 1837
AGED 43 YEARS

Another Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JULIA HELEN TAPLEY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM TAPLEY, ESQ., M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 16th 1842
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TAPLEY , ESQ., M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 6th 1844
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th September 1812
William Tapley
   Wife, Philadelphia and son William, friend, Pierce Edgcumbe, Clerk H.M. Dockyard, Chatham are executors and trustees. To Pierce Edgcumbe, 10, as a small token of esteem and acknowledgement for his kindness in agreeing to be an executor. To son William, 500; to daughter Mary Ann, 500 at 21 years. To wife, use of household goods and contents, for life. After her death, or remarriage, then equally shared by his son and daughter.
   His farm, Stonehurst in Heathfield, Sussex, occupied by John Baker; this was devised to testator by John Hepden and all other houses and lands (including property on Chatham Hill) to his trustees, upon trust. Edgcumbe, his heirs and assigns, is to maintain the trust to preserve the trust. Wife is to have benefit of the property for life. After her death or remarriage, the property to be sold and divided into two parts, to Pierce Edgcumbe for lifetime of son William. Son to have rents of half of property for life. After his son's death, then to all his children , equally divided. In default of children, then in trust, for daughter Mary Ann to receive rents of half the property for life. After her death, then to her children, equally shared. In default of children, to his own right heirs for ever.
   The other half, after death of remarriage of wife, then upon trust, to use of their daughter, for life.
After her death, to her children, equally divided. In default of children, then upon trust, for use of their son for life. After his death, then to his children, equally shared. In default of children, then to his own right heirs. These properties can be sold with approval of wife and children. Proceeds to be invested in Bank of England. Interest to persons entitled under the trust.
   Residue of monies, goods, chattels and personal estate, subject to payment of debts and funeral, etc., to wife, son and Pierce Edgcumbe, upon trust; wife to have dividends for life as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage she is to have an annuity of 30.
   Residue of personal estate, equally shared between his children. If either are dead, then their share to their children. More detailed trust rules follows.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Rochester, J. Cope and William Lewis, Clerks to Messrs. Hussey and Lewis.

Codicil dated 4th March 1814
   After the death of his wife trustees to sell all his houses at Chatham Hill, occupied by Edward Terry and others and to apply the money raised to the benefit of such people as are entitled in his will. If after the death of his wife, and his son and daughter have no lawful issue, then profits of half of his real estate, excluding the above property, for nephew and niece, James Tapley and Mary Ann Mouverley, son and daughter of his late brother James, for their lives equally shared. After both their deaths then equally shared among their children. If they die without issue then upon trust. The other half of his real estate then for the benefit of his great nephews and great nieces, John Knox, Theodosia Knox, Sarah Knox, Mary Knox, Erasmus Knox and Priscilla Knox, children of his late niece Elizabeth Knox, also for Sturgess Kincaid son of his late niece Ann Kincaid, for their lives equally shared.
   In case of the death of his son and daughter without any lawful issue, the residue of his personal estate, after wife's death, upon trust, for the use of same persons entitled before.
   Residue of real estate as laws of equity will admit.
   Witnesses: J Smith, Brompton, D B Lewis, Rochester and William Whittle.
   Proved 16th August 1815.
Note in margin dated 4th June 1851
   Will was not administered by Philadelphia Tapley. Administration granted to Mary Ann Burford, wife of Thomas Burford, formerly Mary Ann Tapley, residuary legatee in the will.
   Mother Philadelphia, brother William, and seemingly, Edgcumbe all dead.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, not dated
William Tapley, M.D.
   This consists a list of bonds purchased from the Mayor, Jurats, Bailiffs and Burgesses of Queenborough. There are 18 bonds totalling 5,050 all at 5%, dated between June 1830 and December 1838.The bonds are in the hands of Mr Thomas Burford, his brother in law, in trust, for Mrs Jane Kent, after testator's death.
   Witnesses: William Ransom, Jemima Nash Jenkins, Milton House, Milton, Gravesend.
   On 6th May 1846 Administration granted to Rossetta Philadelphia Tapley, Spinster the only and natural daughter of the testator. Testator was of Gravesend and Doctor of Medicine.

225.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILL. BULL
LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
PRINCESS ROYAL DIED 13th APRIL 1768
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF MATTHEW CHARLES
DIED 27th DECEMBER 1777
AGED 26 YEARS

226.   Ledger

THOMAS
SON OF
OCTAVIUS & HARRIET CAREY
DIED MARCH 12th 1825
AGED 2 YEARS AND EIGHT DAYS
"Of such is the Kingdom of God"

227.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DOROTHY THE WIFE OF MATTHEW
TILDEN OF THIS PARISH WHO DI
ED JULY 25th 1689 AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
MATTHEW TILDEN OF THIS
PARISH YEOMAN WHO DIED
NOVEMBER THE 26th 1715 AGED
73 YEARS

228.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BANFIELD
WHO DIED 19th DECEMBER 1858
AGED 34 YEARS
"When Christ who,is our life shall
appear then shall ye also appear,
with Him in Glory"

229.   Ledger

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR JOHN BYHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF FEBRUARY 1817
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE SAID
MR JOHN BYHAM
WHO DIED ON THE 9th APRIL 1843
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BYHAM, JUNIOR
SON OF THE SAID
JOHN & ELIZABETH BYHAM
WHO DIED ON THE
28th NOVEMBER 1852
AGED 64 YEARS

John Byham, Junior, Foreman of Works, Royal Engineers Department, (1838 Pigot's Directory)

230.   Headstone and Body Stones

M.S.
THOMAS TONKEN, ESQ.
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
DIED SEPT. 4th 1791
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO HIS TWO SONS
WILLIAM DIED JULY 18th 1770
AGED 12 YEARS
THOMAS A LIEUT. IN THE ROYAL NAVY
DIED IN THE WEST INDIES NOV. 14th 1780
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN TONKEN
RELICT OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE [ ]
DAY OF NOVEMBER 1803
[    ]

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd June 1784
To wife Ann, all of his money in the 3% and 4% Annuities and other money in Public Funds, household furniture and contents. She is executor. After his death, she should appoint one or more trustees to see that his children are provided for after her death.
   Witnesses: Henry Jones and John Davies

Codicil dated 5th November 1789
   He has given his daughter, Catherine on her marriage to Thomas Edwards, 1,250 4% Annuities at 50 per annum. His wife should take note of this in her will, so that Catherine will continue to receive the 50 per annum, so will have 50 per annum less than his other children.
   No witnesses.

Affidavit dated 17th September 1791
   Thomas Davies, of Brompton, Surgeon and John Smith, Surgeon, R. N. are sworn. They have examined the codicil and confirm it is in Tonken's hand.
Proved 19th September 1791

231.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIES ALL THAT WAS MORTAL
OF NOEL SINEY SHENNAN
SON OF ANDREW SHENNAN
AND ANN IVERY DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE NOEL SWINEY ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 8th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 4 YEARS , 4 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
"Reader, whos'er thou art, who design'st to stay,
Thy wandering steps near this lamented clay,
Know that embossm'd in yon silent tomb,
Ript in the dawn of life it's earliest bloom,
Lies asweet babe fair as the opening flower,
Which blows enrich'd with many a vernal shower,
What tho' ? act ? Had yet enlarg'd his fame,
No ? of virtue rais'd his humble name,
Yes, Mortal ! Think how happy wouldn't he be,
Couldn't thou but lie as innocent as he"

232.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
LUCY WIFE OF WILLM. RICH
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY PINCHES
WHO DIED THE 25th OF APRIL 1789
AGED 27 YEARS

233.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JNO. PINCHES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 9th JANY. 1757
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH
EIGHT OF THEIR CHILDREN

234.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
LIEUT. DESKFORD CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF MAY 1837
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
LIEUT. DESKFORD CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1847
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO DESKFORD GEORGE SON
OF THE ABOVE PAYMASYTER & PURSER R.N.
OBIIT 15th JANUARY 1850 AETAT 42
ALSO MARY ANN RELICT OF
LIEUT. D. CHARLES R.S.M.
WHO DIED 8th JUNE 1854
AGED 65 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated13th August 1841
Deskford Charles, Purser, H.M.S. Sloop, Scout
All of his real and personal estate to wife, Rachel Maria of Wellington Cottage, Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, for ever. Wife, William and Edward Chard of Clifford's Inn, Navy Agents, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Smythe, Lieutenant and Arthur Janson, Lieutenant, H.M.S. Scout
  
Proved 9th February 1850 Power reserved to William and Edward Chard.

235.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF JEREMIAH POPE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 10th 1828
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO MARY POPE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JEREMIAH POPE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th OF OCTOBER 1842
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE POPE SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
JEREMIAH AND MARY POPE WHO DIED THE 16th OF
SEPTEMBER 1849 IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated31st March 1812
Jeremiah Pope of Gillingham, Brewer
To wife Mary his share in his house, brewery, storehouses, stables, etc., in Gillingham; his barn and parcel of land and premises, purchased from John Hunt, for her life.
   After her death, the share to Peter Pope of Hawkhurst, Butcher, for his life. After his death, then to his son George, a Lieutenant in H.M. 5th Garrison Battalion, for his life. After his death, then to his children, equally shared. The barn and land going to Peter Pope will after Peter's death, go to testator's daughter, (sic), Elizabeth, wife of George Pope of Gillingham, Brewer, for her life. After her death, equally divided amongst her children, for ever.
   His money and income from investments, stock in trade and utensils, household goods, furniture, etc., and personal estate, after payments of debts and funeral, etc., to wife, Mary, for life. After her death, to son, George and son in law George Pope. Wife, son George and son in law, George Pope, are executors.
   Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Rochester, Edward Twopenny, Rochester and J. Cope Clerk to Messrs Hussey and Lewis, Rochester.
   Proved 1st March 1824 Power reserved to Mary Pope and son George.
George Pope of Gillingham, Brewer (1838 Pigot's Directory)

236.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THOMAS FRAMES
OF QUEEN'S ELM, CHELSEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
13th JUNE 1819
AGED 63 YEARS

237.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM ROPER
OF BREASON, DERBYSHIRE
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF APRIL 1810
AGED 60 YEARS

238.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF
MR JOHN BAIRD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22nd
FEBRUARY 1848 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO HENRY EDWIN SON OF
JOHN AND RACHEL MARIA BAIRD
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1859
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

John Baird, of the "Two Sawyers" Public House, Brompton (1838 Wright's Directory)

239.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
HERE LIETH ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF
MR GEORGE WILKINSON
MANY YEARS OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE11th OF APRIL 1818
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH WILKINSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1827
AGED 79 YEARS

George Wilkinson, Hatter of Chatham (1793 Universal British Directory)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th February 1809
George Wilkinson of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife, Sarah all of his freeholds. Monies, investments, debts, household goods and furniture and residue, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham Samuel Hemp and William Jefferys, Clerks to Mr Jefferys.
   Proved 2nd May 1818

240.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS JANE HAYWARD
WIFE OF THE LATE
MR WILLIAM HAYWARD
OF DODINGTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
WHO DIED 2nd DECEMBER 1858
AGED 77 YEARS

241.   Ledger

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOOPER
ROYAL ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT
CHATHAM WHO TO THE INEXPRESSIBLE
GRIEF AND REGRET OF HIS FAMILY
AND FRIENDS DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 4th DAY OF JUNE 1810
AGED 67 YEARS
"He was a pleasant and jovial companion,
Of a benevolent disposition and his,
Conduct through his life appears to have,
Been conformable to the fundamental,
Purpose of the Gospel, "Whatsoever ye would,
That man should do unto you even so do,
To them for this is the Hour of the Prophets""
St. Matt. Vii

242.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
AUGUSTUS KEPPEL COLLEY
LATE BREVET MAJOR
OF THE ROYAL MARINES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 12th 1833
MOST DESERVEDLY BELOVED & REGRETTED
AGED 52 YEARS

242b.   Next to latter, 
               an old brick vault, all that Connolly could make out was EDWARD and PELLEN

243.   Ledger, Railed

IN MEMORY
OF
ALEXANDER LAWRIE ESQ.
LATE
CHIEF ENGINEER
OF
H.M. DOCK YARD
AT CHATHAM
WHO DIED 10th APRIL 1856
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th October 1850
All of his estate, real and personal, to his wife, Ann Earl Douglas or Lawrie, John Douglas and James Douglas, her brothers, in trust, during his wife's lifetime, she to receive rents and profits of the estate, for life. After her death, upon trust, to go towards the maintenance and education of their children, and also for "setting them up" at the age of 21. The trust fund to be equally shared.
   If any of his children and have lawful issue, then the share of the dead parent, to go to their children at 21 years.
   Witnesses: Henry Smith, Writer of Gillingham, John Clother, Writer of Chatham and William Ollis, Workman in Metal Mills, Chatham Dock Yard.

Affidavit dated 26th April 1856
   William Ollis is sworn. He confirms that Lawrie signed the will in his presence and that of the other witnesses, and that he and the other witnesses signed in each others and Lawrie's presence.
   Proved 20th August 1856

244.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO
THE MEMORY OF
AUGUSTA
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
MAJOR FAIRFAX C. HASSARD
ROYAL ENGINEERS
AND ANNE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 23rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 3 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
AND OF
JOHN ROSS
SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th DAY OF DECEMBER 1856
AGED 7 YEARS

245.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WEMSS WIFE OF
WILLIAM WEMSS DEPARTED
THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF FEBRUARY 1768
AGED 54 YEARS
MRS MARGARET LANDALL DIED THE
24th OF AUGUST 1807 AGED 89 YEARS

246.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO
THE MEMORY 
OF JOHN BIGG SENR.
DIED THE 3rd OF MAY 1736 
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JOHN HIS SON 
DIED THE 13th OF MARCH 1730
AGED 35 YEARS
TO
THE MEMORY OF
  FRANCES BIGG
DIED THE 8th OF DEC. 1709
  IN THE 5th YEAR OF HER AGE
LIKEWISE EASTER BIGG
  DIED THE 10th DAY OF JUNE 1714
  IN THE 12th YEAR OF HER AGE
AND ALSO SIX BROTHERS
AND SISTERS ( ? ) WHO
WERE SONS & DAUGHTERS
OF JNO. & DOROTHY BIGG

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 19th December 1730
John Bigg of Brompton, House Carpenter
   His five house in Brompton, occupied by Catherine Spencer, widow, Nathaniel Brewer, Joiner, Martin Day, Labourer, Richard Birchford, Sail Maker and testator, to wife Dorothy for her life. After her death, then to daughter, Mary, wife of Henry Lake, of Gillingham, Shipwright, for her life. After her death, then to her children, equally shared, for ever.
   There is a well in the yard of the five houses and another house, which he and his wife purchased jointly, the well is for the tenants of all six houses, for ever.
   All household goods and utensils and furniture, ready money, and all other personal estate, after debts and funeral are paid, to his wife. She is executor.
   Signs will with his mark
   Witnesses: J. Goldsmith, Thomas Baldwin and Richm. Webb
   Proved 25th May 1736

247.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PERCY
OF PROSPECT ROW, BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF OCT.
1812 AGED 38 YEARS

248.   Chest Tomb

Panel
JOHN FLANDER SON OF
JOHN & SALLY PHILPOTT
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1807
AGED 6 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
HESTER WIFE OF JOHN FLANDER
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1814]
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SALLY LOUISA DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND SALLY PHILPOTT
OF THE PARISH OF ST. PAUL, DEPTFORD
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MAY 1816
AGED 2 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN PHILPOTT
WHO DIED THE 9th DAY OF MARCH 1819
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF JOHN MITCHELL
LATE OF SHEERNESS WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF
OCTOBER 1819 AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF MR JOHN FLANDER
WHO DIED THE 21st DAY OF FEBRUARY 1821
AGED 71 YEARS

249.   Small Headstone

IN
HOPE OF
A JOYFUL
RESURRECTION
TOO ETERNAL GLORY
HERE LYETH YE BODYS OF
JOHN CHAP[MA]N WHO WAS BURIED
YE 2nd OF JULI 1681 AGED 50
YEARS ANN HIS WIFE WAS
BURIED THE 26th OF JANUARY
1682 AGED 50 YEARS AND
RICHD. TAYLOR WAS BURIED
YE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1682/83 ? AGED
36 YEARS AND MARY
PHILLIPS WAS BURIED THE
4th OF OCTOBER 1685 AGED 6
MONTHS & JOHN YE SON OF RICHD.
TAYLOR WAS BURIED YE 26th
OF MAY 1686 AGED 7 YEARS

250.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GILBERT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
28th OF MARCH 1824
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO HIS TWO WIVES LAY BURIED
NEAR THIS PLACE
"Our Mortal Frame to the Earth Decays,
But Faith dispels the Gloom,
Man's Spirit Lives, and God shall Raise,
Our Bodies from the Tomb"
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM MUDDLE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON
THE 5th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1831 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO CHRISTIAN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MUDDLE WHO DIED 29th OF
OCTOBER 1831 IN THE 68th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th January 1824 and 20th April 1826
Joseph Gilbert of Brompton, Superannuated House Carpenter
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, executor is to pay sister Mary Drudge, 20. His three freehold houses in Brompton, occupied by son in law, William Muddle the Elder, Simon Bay and William Bonniwell to son in law, William Muddle the Elder, for ever. Residue of real and personal estate, also to William Muddle the Elder, for ever. He appoints Henry Wilstead of Manor Street, Brompton, Shipwright, executor.
   Witnesses: John Conquest, William Donkin and William Willson.
   Proved 17th April 1824

William Muddle the Elder of Brompton, Shipwright
   All of his household furniture and goods, to wife Christian. His three freeholds in Brompton, occupied by Simon Bags, William Bonniwel and himself, to Henry Wilstead of Brompton, Shipwright and to wife Christian, upon trust. His wife is to receive rents for her life. After her death, the three houses to sons and daughter, William, Charlotte wife of John Conquest, Lieutenant, R.N.,
   Elizabeth, Sarah, James and John in equal shares, for ever. Residue of estate to wife, for ever. She and Henry Wilstead are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Church, Richard Powell and Thomas Church, Junior.
   Proved 14th March 1831

251.   Diamond Shaped Stone Plaque fixed to Church Wall

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN SLADE ESQ.
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 1st OF JANUARY 1822
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS SON GEORGE SLADE WHO DIED
THE 27th OF JANUARY 1821 AGED 28 YEARS

252.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN MEMORY
OF
MR WATSON FENWICK
OF PROSPECT ROW, BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 26th DAY OF AUGUST 1838
AGED 83 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th August 1834
Watson Fenwick of Brompton, Former Master Rope Maker, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To friends George Guy Burton of St. Margaret's Rochester and George Essell of Bishops Precinct, Rochester, Attorney, his house in Brompton, conveyed to him by an indenture dated 28th and 29th September 1804, the release between John Park of one part and testator and James Bradley, his trustee of the other part, in which his now dwelling house and all other real estate, for the use of his wife, for life. After her death, to the use of nephew, James Crowe, who has assumed the name of James Coomber, son of his sister Barbara Crowe, for ever.
   Also to wife, four shares of 50 in the United Kent Life Assurance and Annuity Association; she also has free use of all household goods and furniture, for life. After her death, to nephew James Coomber, who also has 100 3% Consols and all clothes. Residue of personal estate to his trustees, upon trust, they to pay wife the annual produce of his trust funds, for life. After her death, upon trust, to make the trust fund over to James Coomber, for ever. Wife and trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: James MacDonald, Pay Master, Susan Mossman, servant to Mr Fenwick and George Furrell, Clerk to Messrs Twopenny and Essell, Rochester.
   Proved 7th September 1838

253.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM TIDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF NOVEMBER 1815
AGED 74 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIE THE REMAINS
OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TIDD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th OF NOVEMBER 1837
AGED 74 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIE THE REMAINS
OF SARAH SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM TIDD WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 11th OF JANUARY 1844 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE TIDD EVERETT
WHO DIED 30th AUGUST 1854 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE TIDD EVERETT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th APRIL 1858 AGED 66 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd February 1837
William Tidd of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in brick vault in the churchyard at Gillingham, cost not less than 40.
   To nephew, George Everett of Gillingham, Mariner, his freehold houses and land in Gillingham and all other real estate. This property is charged with several annuities, for his wife, for life. After her death, then for nephew William Everett of Gillingham, Mariner and George Kidd Everett. Wife Sarah can live in his now dwelling house, for life, rent free and to have use of household goods. She is to have an annuity of 35 for life.
   William Everett is to have an annuity of 20 for life. To William Sanford of Gillingham, Smith and his wife Elizabeth, 100, part of a larger sum in the Savings Bank of Chatham. To George William Sanford, father of William, and son William, 10 each.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Attorney of Rochester, Isaac Erith and George Ketchley Essell, Rochester, Gentleman.
   Proved 30th November 1837 Power reserved to Sarah Tidd

254.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS HANNAH GRIFFITH
WIFE OF
MAJOR J. GRIFFITH
LATE 12th LANCERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] [May] 185[4]
AGED 72 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR JOHN GRIFFITH
LATE 1st WEST INDIA REGIMENT
AND FORMERLY OF THE 12th LANCERS
UPWARDS OF SIXTY FOUR YEARS
HE WAS IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
DURING WHICH PERIOD
HE FOUGHT IN THE THREE VICTORIES IN EYGPT
UNDER ABERCROMBY IN 1801
ALSO AT
VITTORIA, SAN SEBASTIEN, NIVELLE ? ,NIVE
UNDER WELLINGTON IN 1813
CLOSING HIS ACTIVE CAREER
AT WATERLOO IN 1815
HE DIED AT NEW BROMPTON
THE 15th NOVEMBER 1859
IN THE 76th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND HIS REMAINS
REST IN THIS VAULT

255.   Headstone

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
MARY HUNT WHO DEPT.
OCTOBER YE 4th 1701 AGED 24
"As you pass by beloved and
see even as you are so once
was I but while you live
Prepare to Dy"

256.   Headstone

MORS IANVA VITAE
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
MARY GREEN WIFE OF THOMAS
GREEN MASTER GUNNER OF
GILLINGHAM FORT WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 20th OF OCTOBER
ANNO DOMI 1703 AGED 58 YEARS

257.   Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COL. ROBERT MELVILLE GLENIE
LATE OF THE 60th ROYAL RIFLES
DIED
ON THE 28th OF JULY 1849
IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE

258.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF WILLIAM HUNT
OF THIS PARISH, BUTCHER
AND MARY HIS WIFE
HE DIED DEC. YE [    ] 1728
AGED [    ] YEARS
SHE DIED DEC. YE [    ]
HAD ISSUE HENRY WILLIAM
WHICH ALSO LIETH HERE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th November 1727
William Hunt, of Gillingham Butcher
   The wife Mary his farm house and 30 acres in Bobbing, occupied by William Downer, for her life.
   After her death, then to his brother (in law?), Edward Burden of Stoke Newington, House Carpenter, for ever. Burden to pay Hunt's sister, Mary Earle wife of Thomas Earle of Milton, next Sittingbourne, House Carpenter, in case Mary Earle survives Hunt's widow, an annuity of 5 from the Bobbing property.
To wife Mary, his annuity of 6 10/- payable to Hunt from John Beale, of Bredgar, Grocer, this out of a house in Biddenden, now occupied by Thomas Gore, for ever. His ready money, securities, plate, stock goods, cattle, chattels and personal estate to wife Mary, after debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid. Wife Mary is executor.
   Witnesses: Charles Best, John Wallis and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 22nd January 1728

259.   Headstone and Foot Stones

IN
MEMORY OF
ESTHER COLLINS
WHO DIED 7th MARCH 1854
AGED 36 YEARS
"Let died the death of the
Righteous"

260.   Headstone and Body Stones

MR STEPHEN DADD
LATE TIMBER AND STONE RECEIVER
AT CHATHAM DOCK YARD
DIED 31st JULY 1835
AGED 78 YEARS
HE WAS EMPLOYED IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
AT CHATHAM, SHEERNESS AND PLYMOUTH
DOCKYARDS DURING SIXTY YEARS
MRS REBECCA DADD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 25th JANUARY 1822
AGED 50 YEARS
MR STEPHEN JOHN DADD
SURGEON R. N. SON OF THE ABOVE
STEPHEN AND REBECCA DADD
DIED 18th APRIL 1818
AGED 31 YEARS
THESE TWO LIE BURIED
IN STOKE DAMERIL CHURCHYARD, DEVON

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th March 1831
Stephen Dadd, Late Timber and Stone Receiver of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To son Robert, of Chatham, Chemist, his leasehold house in Chatham High Street, occupied by son Robert, also to Robert, his freehold in 1 The Terrace, Ordnance Place, occupied by testator, for ever.
   To son, George, his freehold house in Brompton High Street, occupied by [Jesse] Crowhurst, Tallow Chandler, for ever; also another freehold in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied by [      ] Brooks, for ever. His money, securities in the Public Funds and interest from his policy in the Equitable Society for Assurance upon Lives Company, dating from 24th April 1805, plate, linen, household goods, clothes, remainder of personal estate, after dents and funeral costs, etc., are paid, to sons Robert and George, equally shared. They are executors.
   Witnesses: William Bate, Draper, Thomas Groves, Shoemaker and William Foster, Leather Cutter.
   Proved 15th September 1835

261.   Headstone

MRS ELIZABETH BULL
WIFE OF MR JOHN BULL AND DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
MR ROBERT DADD
OF THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 2nd 1831
AGED 78

262.   Headstone and Body Stones

MR ROBERT DADD
DIED 5th JUNE 1798 AGED 80 YEARS
MARY HIS WIFE DIED
14th OCTOBER 1802 AGED 84 YEARS
MRS MARY COLLINS DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE DIED 28th MARCH 1805
AGED 58 YEARS
REBECCA MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
STEPHEN AND REBECCA DADD
DIED THE 26th DECEMBER
AGED 14 YEARS
MRS MARY ANN DADD WIFE OF
MR ROBERT DADD OF CHATHAM
DIED 27th JUNE 1824
AGED 34 YEARS
MRS SOPHIA OAKES DADD
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED
19th JUNE 1830 AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR ROBERT DADD
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1843
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 16th February 1796
Robert Dadd of Gillingham, Shipwright
   All money, including wages owed from Chatham Dockyard, to wife Mary. She and son, Stephen are executors.
   Witnesses: William Mears and Sarah Mears
   Proved 30th June 1798

263.   Ledger on Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF AMELIA WIFE OF
LIEUT. JAMES TOWNLY
ROYAL MARINES
OBIT DECEMBER 17th 1853
AETAT 72 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
LIEUT. JAMES TOWNLY R. M.
OBIT MAY 23rd 1857
AETAT 73 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th April 1855
James Townley, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   All real and personal estate, after payment of debts, funeral, etc., to wife Lydia. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Webb Hayward, Solicitor, Rochester and Alfred Rimmington, Clerk to Messrs Essell & Hayward, Rochester.
   Proved 15th June 1857

264.   Chest Tomb

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WELLS ESQ. OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1857
AGED 74 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th April 1854
William Wells of Chatham, Timber Merchant
   Furniture, all household goods and effects, to wife, Alice. To grandson, Thomas Wells, ( son of late son Thomas), horse, carts and all moveable implements of trade. All his properties, except that vested in him as trustee, to wife Alice for live. She can grant leases for terms not exceeding 7 years.
   Grandson, Thomas can have during Alice Well's lifetime, his timber yard in Chatham High Street, and adjoining house occupied by Andrew Hamilton Burns, and timber yard, wharf in testator's occupation and also house lately occupied by son Thomas, adjoining Chest Arms Tavern, and stages, cranes, work benches.
Grandson Thomas to pay testator's wife an annuity of 20 for life. After her death he gives to son Robert of Benenden, surgeon, his house in Chatham High Street in which he now lives, and his two houses in Limbert's Alley, Chatham occupied by Bryan Thomas Limbert, also a house in Rhode Street, Chatham, occupied by William Newcombe, also his house now used as a beer-house, called the "Brown Jug", occupied by John Nash, this abuts onto Whittaker Street and Best Street.
   After the death of his widow he gives to grandson Thomas Wells, the house in Chatham High Street occupied by Andrew Burns and timber yard and house lately occupied by son Thomas, adjoining the "Chest Arms Tavern", also his half share of a property in Chatham High Street occupied by William Ring shoemaker, also several properties to the rear of Ring, occupied by Sarah Naylor, Stephen Webb, Mary Hill and James Hinkly, also a house in Chatham High Street occupied by George Gray tailor, to grandson Thomas Wells forever.
   After the death of his widow to son Robert, grandson Thomas, son-in-law Thomas Hubbard, (trustees), his house abutting Whittaker Street occupied by John Cleeson, adjoining the "Brown Jug", also his house in Front Row, Ordnance Street occupied by Mrs Ann Hill, adjoining house occupied by Mrs Barbara Whiffen, also five houses in Chatham Hill, occupied by Thomas Barker, John Hudson, Stephen Hope, John Monday and James Greenslade, also three houses in Key Street, Bobbing occupied by Charles Brenchly, house at Burham occupied by Sarah Edmonds. Trustees to hold this property during the life of his daughter Harriet wife of Robert Jordan, to pay her the rents. After her death of her husband and after the death of the survivor then to their children at 21 years equally shared forever. If no children survive to 21 years then to son Robert and grandson Thomas shared equally forever. The latter two and Hubbard, also have, after the death of Alice Wells, a house in Best Street, Chatham, now a place of worship called Salem Chapel, also three houses adjoining occupied by William Walber, William Tapsell and Edward Writton, also three houses in Whittaker Street, occupied by [ ] Henniker, one empty and one unfinished, also beer house in Boules Dale, Chatham, called the "Rose in the Valley", occupied by Henry Billinghurst, upon trust, during the life of daughter Alice, wife of Thomas Hubbard, Alice to receive the rents.
   His stock to be valued by a timber merchant and sold. Personal estate after debts and funeral costs etc., are paid, as follows: to son Robert, grandson Thomas, daughter Harriet and daughter Alice 200 each, to daughter Frances wife of William Langley, 100.
   Residue to be invested in Public Funds, and his widow to have the income for life. After her death the trustees are to set aside 3,000 in the Public Funds and pay the interest to daughter Frances. After her death trustees are to pay the annual interest of the 3,000 towards the maintenance and education of her children until the youngest is 24. If none survive to 24 then to Robert Wells, Thomas Wells, Harriet Johnson and Alice Hubbard.
   Of the residue, to son Robert, to grandson Thomas Wells, to trustees to invest in Publuc Funds, the annual interest to Harriet Jordan, after her death to her surviving husband, if any, for life. After his death then in trust for Harriet's children at 21.
   Executors wife Alice, son Robert, grandson Thomas, Robert Jordan and Thomas Hubbard.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hills, Solicitor, Chatham and George Moss, his Clerk.
   Proved 12th May 1857.

265.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF MR WILLM. MARTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 27th ?
1767 AGED 50 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 14th 1796
AGED 77 YEARS ALSO SARAH WIFE
OF JAMES CLIFTON ESQ. & DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
26th 1793 AGED 40 YEARS
LIKEWISE JAMES CLIFTON ESQ.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 14th 1796
AGED 50 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Wills, dated 1st February 1762 and 14th March 1792
William Martin, of Chatham, Shipwright
   Wife Elizabeth and Thomas Burkett of Brompton, Shipwright, are executors and trustees and testamentary guardians of children, Phillis and Sarah until they are 21 or married.
   To wife, use of household furniture, plate, linen and 1/3 of rents from leaseholds, as long as she remains his widow. After her death of remarriage, then equally shared between his daughters.
Any subsequent renewals of leases shall be paid for from residue of personal estate.
Rest and residue to wife and Thomas Burkett, upon trust, they to sell and convert into money, which with money estate, is to be invested in Public Funds. Wife to have 1/3 of interest, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, or remarriage, then the 1/3 part to daughters, equally shared.
   The interest from the remaining 2/3 goes towards the maintenance and education of the daughters, until they are 21 or married, they to have principal sum equally shared at 21 years.
   Witnesses: G. Paul and Bowes ?, Attorney of Strood
   Proved 19th October 1767 Power reserved to Thomas Burkett.

James Clifton
   Appoints Jacob Cazeneuve Troy and William Bulfin of Chatham, executors.
   They are to raise money to pay a bond debt due to Messrs Cox and Greenwood, Agents, Craig's Court, Westminster. His funeral costs and other "trifling debts to be paid from money that is in house. His furniture to be sold with other moveables, except his plate, which he leaves to his daughter. Executors to immediately pay daughter, 10.Residue to be paid to daughter at 21 years.
   Witnesses: D. Skinner, Surgeon , John Smith and Joseph Johnson

266.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLM. MARTIN
LATE BOATSWAIN OF HIS
MAJESTY'S SHIP ROYAL ANN
WHO DIED THE 12th OF NOV. 1749
AGED 76 YEARS
"Wise is the man who............

267.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK HENRY DALGETY
PAYMASTER OF BRITISH
DEPOTS AND BATTALIONS
AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF AUGUST
1856
AGED 53 YEARS

268.   Headstone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PETT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1812
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF MARY PETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
APRIL 6th 1818 AGED 71 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th June 1806
John Pett of Brompton, Gentleman
   Wife Mary to have use of his plate, linen, china, household goods and furniture, ready money, for life. After her death,to his 7 children, equally shared.
   His 2 freeholds in Gillingham, lately purchased from George Box Stroud and Henry Stroud, occupied by Thomas ( ? ) and John Clarke, to his wife, for life.
   After her death, then to trustees, William Barron of Rochester, Blacksmith and John Driver of Brompton, Shipwright, upon trust. After death of his wife, they to sell his two freeholds, and add to personal estate and effects, invested in Public Funds. Wife will be receiving interest from this investment, as well as rents of houses.
   After her death, trustees to share equally the capital among his 7 children by his first wife; James, Sarah wife of John Bracklee of Plymouth, Mariner, John, Martha wife of William Stonewick of Plymouth, Mariner, Richard, Elizabeth wife of John Carey of Plymouth, Mariner and Christian wife of Charles Ruckton of Plymouth, Mariner, equally shared. Wife, Barron and Driver are executors.
   Witnesses: R. Hay, John Solomon and J. Simmonds of Rochester.
   Proved 17th July 1812.

269.   Ledger, Railed

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT
AENEAS ROBERT RONALDSON
MACDONNELL
HONBL. EAST INDIA COMPANY'S
ENGINEERS
WHO WAS DROWNED 15th DECEMBER 1855
AGED 20
"Watch for ye know neither the day nor
the hour when the Son of Man cometh"

270.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARY GREEN OF THE PARISH OF LOOSE
WHO DIED THE 2nd MARCH 1804 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO FIVE CHILDREN OF
JOSEPH AND SARAH GREEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO HARRIET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH AND SARAH GREEN
WHO DIED THE 21st FEBY. 1809 AGED 10 YEARS
WM. HENY. GREEN DIED
4th DECEMBER 1822 AGED 32 YEARS
CHARLOTTE GREEN DIED
18th FEBRUARY 1825 AGED 37 YEARS
JOHN GREEN DIED
21st MARCH 1829 AGED 36 YEARS

Side Panel

ALSO
AMELIA ORTON
GRAND DAUGHTER OF MR JOSEPH GREEN
WHO DIED JULY 29th 1853 AGED 22 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GREEN SON OF THE ABOVE
MARY GREEN OF LOOSE, KENT 
DIED THE 23rd DAY OF OCTOBER 1841 
IN MEMORY OF
  MRS SARAH WIFE OF
MR JOSEPH GREEN
DIED 23rd MAY 1836
AGED 82 YEARS AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th November 1840
Joseph Green of Brompton, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in his vault or brick grave in Gillingham Churchyard.
   Son Joseph and good friend Charles Pitcher of Brompton, Gentleman, are executors.
   He gives 3 freehold houses in Rainham Mark, Rainham, lately occupied by Thomas Green, George Miles and James Costen, to daughter Sarah Boswell for life. After her death, to his lawful heirs forever. His two freeholds in Green Street, Gillingham, occupied by John and Thomas Etchell, to son Joseph forever; also to Joseph a parcel of land at Green Street in Joseph's occupation, forever. His freehold house at the north end of Green Street occupied by William Hoskins; two freeholds at the back of Middle Street occupied by Thomas Mills and George Castle, to son Thomas forever. Two freeholds in Middle Street occupied by Edward Reeve and James Gould to daughter Mary Ann Reeve for life. After her death to her children in equal shares forever. If there are no surviving children then to his lawful heirs. Two more freeholds in Middle Street occupied by himself and Robert Matthews, to daughter Elizabeth Horton, widow, for life. After her death to her children forever. Another freehold in Rainham Mark adjoining Thomas Green's house occupied by William Crane; two freeholds behind those left to daughter Elizabeth, occupied by George Coleman and Sarah Hamilton to daughter Amelia Befort?, for life. After her death to his lawful heirs. His leaseholds in the Harrow yard in Manor Street to be sold and proceeds equally divided between his children, after payment of his debts, funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: W Harding, shipwright, Chatham Yard and James Dunk, labourer.

Codicil, same date as will.
   To son Joseph 10 guineas and to Charles Pitcher 5 Guineas.
   Witnesses, as for will.
   Proved 25th April 1842.

271.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
JAMES DUBBINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th
NOVEMBER 1809 AGED 72 YEARS
"Touch not this grave, my bones, nor yet the dust,
But let this stone be rotten first"

272.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN OLLIS
CONDUCTOR OF THE METAL MILLS
IN H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED 1st APRIL 1857
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM OLLIS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 26th SEPTEMBER 1857
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
JOHN OLLIS
WHO DIED AT PORTSMOUTH 16th NOV. 1851
AND IS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
OF THAT PLACE
AGED 71 YEARS

273.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR PHILIP AUSTIN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DAY OF NOV.
1789 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO MR RICHD. YOUNG WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th OF AUGUST 1767
AGED 67 YEARS
AND MARY YOUNG HIS WIFE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1778
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO SARAH AUSTIN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PHILIP AUSTIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF JANUARY 1797 AGED 65 YEARS

274.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JONATHAN GILLETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25th OF JUNE 1800
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH GILLETT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 5th OF AUGUST 1767 AGED 34 YEARS
LIKEWISE MR WILLIAM GILLETT SON
OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED JONATHAN
AND ELIZABETH GILLETT WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6th OF JANUARY 1807
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH GILLETT
SECOND WIFE OF THE AFORESAID
JONATHAN GILLETT WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 3rd OF JUNE 1804 AGED 74 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 4th April 1791
Jonathan Gillette, Snr., Shipwright of Brompton
   His own house in Brompton, to wife, Elizabeth, for life. After her death, then to his sons, William, Gabriel and Jonathan, equally shared. To wife Elizabeth, household goods, and sufficient furniture to furnish two rooms, which he leaves to the discretion of his executors. Executors to gather all of his money and sell residue of household goods to pay debts and funeral costs, etc. Remainder to be invested in Public Funds. Interest to wife, for life; after her death, the capital to his thee sons, equally shared.
   Wife and son, William are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer, Mary Sommerton and Thomas Sommerton.
   Proved 11th July 1800 Value of goods and effects less than 100

275.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIES INTERRED WITHIN THIS VAULT
THE REMAINS OF HENRY COWARD
LATE QUARTERMAN OF THE SHIPWRIGHTS
IN HIS MAJESTY'S DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6th DAY
OF FEBRUARY 1803 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFEON THE 11th DAY
OF SEPTEMBER 1801 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE AND WIFE OF THOMAS GOWER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 7th DAY
OF NOVEMBER 1813 AGED 42 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th March 1801
Henry Coward of Chatham, shipwright.
   To wife Mary an annuity for life, this from his Bank Long Annuities. After her death the 10 annuity equally divided between his daughters Elizabeth, wife of William Gillette and Ann, wife of Robert Kennett.
   To wife Mary his freehold house and land on Slickets Hill, Chatham, for life; after her death to son Henry forever. To daughters Elizabeth and Ann an additional 10 annuity each. To son Henry 5 annuity for life; after his death the 5 annuity to his lawful heirs. In default of issue the 5 annuity to daughter Catherine Coward; she also has a 25 annuity for life.
   To grand daughter Elizabeth Gillette, to be invested for her until she is 21. To daughter Ann one silver tablespoon marked with a "lyon"; to son Henry one silver tablespoon marked H.C.J., and all his clothes. At this point Coward makes mention of an existing inventory of household goods and furniture.
   His wife and daughter Catherine to have the residue of household goods and furniture, etc., for as long as they find it convenient to live together, if not, wife to have that part of household goods and furniture in back parlour and back chamber of his dwelling house. After wife's death the above becomes the property of Catherine. The remainder of household goods and furniture, etc., to daughter Catherine if she lives separately from her mother. To son-in-law William Gillette 20. Gillette and daughter Catherine are executors. To daughter Catherine his watch; to son-in-law Gillette is gold buttons, draughts of shipping, residue and income from his apprentices at H.M. Dockyard, during remainder of apprenticeship. All wages and debts due to daughter Catherine.
   Witnesses: Richard Bowles, Elizabeth Bowles and Ann Thorpe.
   
Affidavit, 7th March 1803.
   Catherine Coward of Brompton, spinster, sworn. The inventory mentioned in the will has never come into her possession or knowledge. She does not believe the inventory ever existed but if it does turn up in the future she will readily bring it forward.
   Proved 9th March 1803.

Note in margin dated 10th November 1815. The will was not administered by Catherine Gowar, formerly Coward, whilst living surviving executor and residuary legatee, who died intestate. Administration granted to Thomas Gowar husband and administrator of the goods of Catherine Gowar.

Note dated 23rd December 1837.
Will not administered by Thomas Gowar who died intestate. Administration granted to Catherine Gowar, daughter of Thomas and Catherine.

276.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE 24th 1789
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH BELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. THE 16th 1789
AGED 58 YEARS

Ledger
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH BELL DUNSTERVILLE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN BELL AND ELIZABETH BELL DUNSTERVILLE
BORN SEPTEMBER 1st 1828
DIED JANUARY 31st 1830
AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DUNSTERVILLE
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH BELL
AND RELICT OF THE LATE
ELIAS DUNSTERVILLE, ESQ. OF PLYMOUTH
BORN 10th OCTOBER 1757
DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1838

277.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BELL
SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH BELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 15th OCTOBER 1802
AGED 40 YEARS
HE LEFT A BELOVED AND AFFECTIONATE WIFE
TO LAMENT HIS LOSS

Deanery of Shoreham Will dated 29th September 1782
John Bell of Gillingham, Farmer
   Executor is John Page of Gillingham, Gentleman
 His share of income from farm he occupies and his share of horses, cattle, sheep, corn, hay, wagons, carts, and all husbandry stock belonging to him and his partner, Thomas White and all personal estate and household goods and furniture, to three children, John, Elizabeth and Mary, shared equally, subject to payments of debts and funeral, etc. Executor has discretion to distribute value of goods or carry on business in partnership with Thomas White, as he judges most advantageous to his children.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hall and Thomas Sommerton
   Proved 19th January 1790 Value of chattels and effects under 500

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2 March 1797
John Bell of Gillingham, Farmer
   To wife, Catherine, all goods, chattels and household goods, husbandry stock and crops, plate, linen, china, money, securities and personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral, etc., for ever.
She is executor.
   Witness: Thomas Selby and Richard Coleman
   Proved 26th November 1802

278.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM LUFF OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER
18th 1844
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH LUFF
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 4th 1845
AGED 58 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th May 1837
William Luff of New Brompton, Gentleman
   Wife Elizabeth, friend John Skinner of Chatham, Broker and William Dulake of Gillingham, Gardener are executors and trustees. They to have, in trust, all his real estate in Chatham and Gillingham or elsewhere, furniture, goods, chattels, money, securities and personal state. His wife an have household goods, etc., as she chooses, for life. Trustees to invest monies in Public Funds and pay interest to his wife, for life.
  The other main beneficiary of the will is William Luff or Boxall, the illegitimate son of his late sister, Sarah Luff and William Boxall, Esquire.
   Most of the will consists involved trust details.
   Witnesses: James Dulvey of Brompton, John Baird Victualler of Brompton and Miles Crow, Solicitor of Brompton.
   Proved 5th February 1845 Power reserved to Elizabeth Luff

279.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR JOHN KING
OF SHEERNESS SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 20th OF APRIL 1762
IN THE 42nd YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO MR JOHN KING DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd OF JANUARY 1784
AGED 66 YEARS

280.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
WIDOW OF THE LATE
JOHN A. O. GORMAN
CAPT. H.M. 31st REGT.
SHE DIED AT GILLINGHAM
JANUARY 11th 1859
"The Righteous shall be (held) ? in
Everlasting Remembrance"

281.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
DEBORAH WRIGHT WIFE OF
MR HENRY WRIGHT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED 26th
OCTR. 1752 AGED 33 YEARS
"Within this silent grave, here doth embrace,
A Virtuous Wife, Maid Deborah's comely face,
Sarah's Obedience, Lydia's Open Heart,
Martha's Care, but Mary's Better Part"

282.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR NICHOLAS STANBRIDGE
SENR. LATE MASTER SAIL MAKER OF
HIS MAJESTY'S YARD AT CHATHAM
DIED 24th MAY 1768 AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO ANTON RODIGER LATE OF
BROMPTON WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1817
AGED 68 YEARS
WILLIAM ANTON ROOFE
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 8th OF MARCH 1819 AGED 13 MONTHS

Rear
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS ANN RODIGER WIF OF
MR ANTON RODIGER
LATE OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1839
AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th January 1771
Nicholas Stanbridge, of Rochester, late Master Sail Maker, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To Mary Wayman, Nicholas Stanbridge, Catherine Blogg, William Stanbridge and Charles Stanbridge, his children, 8 each. To son Charles, of his clothes, silver watch,, 3 gold buttons, gold ring with red stone and pair of silver buckles. The other of his clothes to sons Nicholas and William, also to Nicholas, his silver tankard, to William a pair of silver buckles and gold ring. All his books to Nicholas, William and Charles (except Sail Making books which go to Nicholas), equally shared. He has 2 apprentices, John Greenfield and Richard Freeman and the remainder of their term, to wife Ann. Wife, Ann to pay son Charles 5 per annum during remainder of his apprenticeship. All household goods to wife Ann. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Broome, Winifred Moulden and John Austen
   Proved 24th April 1771

283.   Ledger

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WEEKES OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED ON THE 28th OF SEPTEMBER 1824
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 18th OF JULY 1792
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM THE INFANT SON OF
THOMAS AND REBECCA WEEKES OF BROMPTON
AND GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 17th OF DECEMBER 1814
AGED 6 WEEKS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1836
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF JANUARY 1837
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 19th June 1824 and 2nd January 1829
William Weekes of Chatham, Gentleman.
   To wife Susanna all household goods and personal estate except securities in trust, for her own use, subject to payment of his debts, funeral and probate costs. Rents from his freehold house and 30 acres of land in Chiddingstone, occupied by George Wood, and from his leasehold in two dwellings now in his own occupation, and all other real estate to his wife for life, after her death to sons Capon and Thomas and daughter Ann in equal shares. To son John 1. After the death of his wife, to daughter Susannah of Wouldham, 400; to son Richard 300.
   Executors can sell leasehold estate and invest proceeds in Public Funds and pay interest to his wife for life. After her death this to be shared equally between Capon, Thomas and Ann. Principal money to the survivor of the three. His wife, daughter Ann, sons Capon and Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: John Akers, Chatham, James Taylor, Chatham and J Gibbs, Attorney, Strood.
   Proved 8th December 1824. Note in margin dated 7th February 1837, administration granted to Capon Weeks, surviving executor.

Thomas Weekes of Chatham, Plumber and Glazier
   To wife Rebecca, all freeholds and leaseholds and all the rest of his estate. She is executor.
   Witnesses: George Acworth, Solicitor, Chatham, Catherine Acworth and James Pearce, Clerk to Mr Acworth

Codicil, 23rd January 1837
   Will confirmed.
   Witnesses: L. Pearson, Hester Wickham and Edward Wickham
   Proved 14th July 1837

284.   Headstone

THOMAS MARTIN OF CHATHAM
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF MAY 1762
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY MARTIN HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th OF MARCH 1767
AGED 72 YEARS

285.   ?

IN
MEMORY OF
THOMAS MARTIN
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 11Th 1766
AGED 70 YEARS
HE WAS COMMISSIONER'S COCKSWAIN
NEAR 30 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH CATHERINE
HIS WIFE AND 2 SONS AND 1 DAUGHTER
GEORGE, JAMES AND MERCY
AND JUDITH FURMANGER
ALSO MERCY SECOND WIFE OF
THOS. MARTIN DIED NOV. 1st 1775
AGED 69 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN MARTIN
WHO DIED THE 9th OF JULY
1832 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY MARTIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF OCTOBER
1837 AGED 73 YEARS

286.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TYSON
WHO DIED THE 8th MAY 1808
AGED 4 YEARS
"He's flown
From this vain world,
To Heaven's Celestial Plains,
Where Angels dwell,
and Jesus ever Reigns"
ALSO ANN TYSON
WIFE OF JOHN TYSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JANY.
1832 AGED 59
HARRIETT TYSON
DIED 23rd AUGUST 1834 AGED 2 MONTHS
MR JOHN BENJ. TYSON
DIED 29th OCTOBER 1845 AGED 52 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BENJ. TYSON
WHO DIED 29th OCTOBER1845 AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN TYSON SENR.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19th
DAY OF APRIL1850 AGED 78 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated13th February 1850
John Tyson, Builder of 23 Charlton Street, New Brompton
   To "kind friends", Robert Lawton of Garden Street and John Saxton of High Street, Brompton, (executors and trustees), all household goods, furniture, clothes, money, investments and money due from H.M. Government, all personal estate and real estate, upon trust, for benefit of wife Mary, after debts are paid and funeral costs, etc., are paid.
   Witnesses: Samuel Harbord, William Minn and Charles Pitcher
   Proved 24th May 1850 Power reserved to Lawton.

287.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN KNIGHT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th JANUARY 1822
AGED 65 YEARS

288.   Chest Tomb


DEATH - BACKGROUND: RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER


DEATH - BACKGROUND: RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN AND ELIZABETH DEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 13th JANUARY 1840
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO EDWIN DEATH LATE OF H.M. SHIP
DAUNTLESS WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER AT
BARBADOES 6th DECEMBER 1852 AGED 27 YEARS

End Panel
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA AND CLARA
DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN WILLIAM AND
ELIZA SELINA DEATH
WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY

Side Panel, (Facing Path)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN DEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 14th 1851
AGED 63 YEARS

End Panel (Facing Church)
EDWIN CHARLES PALMER
SON OF
JOHN WILLIAM AND
ELIZA SELINA DEATH
DIED 22nd MARCH 1861
AGED 11 MONTHS

1838 Pigot Directory, John Death, Linen Draper
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd August 1850
John Death, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   James Dulvey, Surgeon and son William are executors and trustees, Wife, Elizabeth to have household fuel, wines, liquors, provisions and 100 for immediate needs out of personal estate and use of household furniture and all goods for life.
   After her death, the latter into his residuary personal estate, bequeathed to trustees. If his wife thinks fit she can carry on his contract with the Barracks Department or other Government Institutions.
   To daughter Henrietta 875, which is owed to him by son William by virtue of an indenture dated 18th April 1849, the loan was for 1,000, of which 125 has been paid; Henrietta also has 25.
Friend James Dulvey has 15 guineas as a mark of esteem. Son John also has 15 guineas. To daughter Henrietta, silver teapot and stand, six silver teaspoons, his piano and a china service purchased by his late daughter Elizabeth.
   To son John a gold watch; to son William a gold chain and seals and gold key; to son Edwin a gold watch guard and to son Robert a gold mourning ring and silver (?) holder.
   Rents of his real estate to wife Elizabeth for life.
   Freehold house 28 Brompton High Street to son John forever. His half part of a freehold 24 same street in son William's occupation to son William for life, if he dies with surviving children then to be shared equally amongst his children. If no children survive to 21, then the half share to sons Edwin and Robert forever. The other half of 24 and two freeholds at the rear of Park Place, occupied by Thomas and James Sturgeon to son Charles forever. Two freeholds in Middle Street occupied by [      ] Ratcliffe and John Bear and a freehold in Beacon Close Lane occupied by Richard Morris to son Edwin forever.
   A house in Rochester High Street occupied by John Cole, boot maker, to son Robert forever.
   Two freeholds in Park Place, occupied by John Ely and Henry Bear and several houses called Archers Buildings near Manor Street, to son Samuel forever.
   His freehold house in Fox Lane, occupied by Alfred Letley, to daughter Henrietta forever. Leasehold, now in three properties near Church Street, occupied by Robert Masters, William Carter and [      ] Parkham, under contract to be sold to him by John Lock Esq to daughter Henrietta for term of lease.
   To James Dolvey and son John his money, investments and personal estate not already bequeathed, goods, chattels, etc., upon trust, to be sold. Trustees to pay all his debts, especially 264 due to John Lock for purchase of the above leasehold. Residue to be invested in public funds. Annual proceeds towards his childrens' maintenance and education until they are all 21 or married if girls. Trustees can use money to help his childrens' advancement in the world. Principal sum to be equally shared by them when they are all 21.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Richard T Moore, Clerk, to Messrs Essell, Heyward and Essell.
   Proved 16th September 1851.

289.   Headstone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR GEORGE GARTH
MASTER PAINTER
AT HIS MAJESTY'S YARD CHATHAM
WHOSE PERISHABLE REMAINS
LIE HERE INHUMED
WHO
LONG LABOURERING UNDER THE MOST EXCRUCIATING PAIN
WHICH HE BORE WITH THE FIRMEST CONSTANCY & RESIGNED
PLACIDLY
HIS IMMORTAL PART
INTO THE HANDS OF HIS CREATOR
MAY THE 10th
ANNO CHRISTI 17[62]
AETATIS SUAE
43

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 11th March 1761
George Garth, of Brompton, Painter.
   To wife Deborah, after payment of debts, funeral costs, etc., all of his estate, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: Abraham Sugden, Edward Dove and Edward Moore
   Proved 4th January 1762

290.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
WHO DIED THE 19th OF OCTOBER 1767
AGED 58 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE WHO DIED THE
29th JANUARY 1794 AGED 80 YEARS
AND ALSO ANN HINDS DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED WHO DIED THE
24th DECEMBER 1774 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY SUGDEN DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE ABRAHAM AND
MARY SUGDEN WHO DIED ON THE 16th DAY OF
MAY 1814 AGED 73 YEARS

291.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF OCTOBER 1802
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 15th OF FEBRUARY 1816
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO MR ABRAHAM SUGDEN
SON OF THE ABOVE
ABRAHAM AND ELIZABETH
WHO DIED THE 16th OF JULY 1817
AGED 41 YEARS

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS BETSY SUGDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF NOVEMBER 1830
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM SUGDEN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 25th OF DECEMBER 1842
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

292.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
CAPTAIN MARTIN HINTON
ROYAL NAVY
DECEASED OCTOBER 29th 1814
AGED 56

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated18th July 1814
Martin Hinton, R. N.
   He has 200 in the 3% Annuities, (Bank of England ?). His sister, Susan Hinton to have half of this, (and all of his effects ?), the other half of the 200 to brother in law, Samuel Henmons, Master Attendant, H.M. Dockyard. Chatham.
   Witnesses: Mary Eliza Henmons (only one)

Affidavit 1st December 1814
   William Hood Henmons of Mitcham, Surrey, Brewer is sworn. He knew Hinton well and confirms will and signature are in Hinton's hand.
   Proved 3rd December 1814 granted to Samuel Henmons.

293.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
SMART AND ANN FULLAGAR
SMART DIED 6th OCTOBER 1818
AGED 5 YEARS
EDWARD J. DIED 8th NOVEMBER 1831
AGED 14 YEARS
EMMA S. DIED 2nd JANUARY 1832
AGED 3 YEARS
HENRIETTA M DIED 23rd JANUARY 1832
AGED 8 YEARS
SARAH S. DIED 5th FEBRUARY 1832
AGED 21 YEARS

294.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH CHILES WIFE OF EDWARD CHILES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th DECEMBER 1783
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FULLAGAR GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 6th MARCH 178[    ] AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO RACHEL WIFE OF MR JOHN FULLAGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th OCTOBER 1815
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JOHN FULLAGAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd MARCH 1852
AGED 94 YEARS

295.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA MARIA WIFE OF
LIEUT. ALEXANDER MARTIN R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd DECEMBER 1821
AGED 31 YEARS

296.   Headstone

HERE
LIETH THE BODY
OF SARAH AGGAR
WIFE OF JOHN AGGAR
OF SHEERNESS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 27th OF DEC.
1751 AGED 26 YEARS

297.   Headstone and 2 Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PULLINGER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 31st OCTOBER 1841
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES ELIZABETH PULLINGER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 4th 1854
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO
MRS CHARLOTTE CARDWELL
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 7th 1857
AGED 50 YEARS

Rear
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
WIFE OF THOMAS PULLINGER
OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 17th NOVEMBER 1825
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS PULLINGER
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13th JULY 1831
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH ANN CROWHURST WIFE OF
MR JESSE CROWHURST OF BROMPTON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 16th OF
OCTOBER 1840 AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO MR HENRY PULLINGER
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 17th OF JUNE 1841
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE SUSANNAH PULLINGER
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MR HENRY PULLINGER
WHO DIED THE 4th OF JULY 1841 AGED 4 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th October 1841
Thomas Pullinger of Brompton, Blacksmith
   Appoints nephew James Buckland of Barming, Farmer and George Gifford of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, Grocer, executors and trustees, for their pains, 5 each.
   This will is rather long and full of tedious trust details. The main points are:
   All his real estate, except that held on trust, to his trustees, upon trust. The rents of 1/3 to daughter Charlotte, after her death, to her children, if she has no children who survive to 21, then, upon trust for daughter, Frances, after her death to her children and William and Mary Crowhurst , children of his late daughter, Sarah, who was wife of Jesse Crowhurst, Tallow Chandler of Brompton, for ever.
If they die before they are 21, then to his own right heirs.
   Daughters Charlotte and Frances also have the interest from 301 each.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens and M.S. Stephens, Solicitors, Chatham
   Proved 8th February 1842

298.   Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN FRENCH OF CHATHAM
RICH IN FAITH AND IN GOOD WORKS, YET
ESTEEMING HIMSELF NOTHING, HE RELIED
SOLELY ON THE SACRIFICE AND
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST AND BEING
ACCEPTED IN HIM, ENTERED INTO
REST APRIL 11th 1855 IN THE 83rd YEAR
OF HIS AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED
FEBRUARY 16th 1853 IN THE 71st YEAR OF
HER AGE
"The Heart of her Husband did safely,
Trust in her, her Children arise up
and call her Blessed"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th February 1855
John French of Chatham, Gentleman, formerly Cooper and Coal Merchant
   This will consists mostly tedious trust details.
   Son David and friend George Pemble are executors and trustees, Pemble is to have 5.
   All freeholds to them, upon trust, for benefit of son David and other children. All monies, goods, chattels, furniture and personal estate, also upon trust, after funeral costs, etc., to be invested in Public Funds, for the benefit of his children.
   Witnesses: Joshua Hunt Holbourbe Wray of Chatham and Matthew S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 6th July 1855

299.   Headstone, Body Stone, Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK SPENCER
BOWER
LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL
MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY
YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE
REAR ADMIRAL
EDWARD BOWER, C.B.
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 11th NOVEMBER 1858
AGED 22 YEARS

300.   Small Headstone

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BROAD
OF THIS PARISH HE DIED 28th NOV. 1774
AGED 62 YEARS
"Take ye Heed, Watch and Pray, for
ye know not when the Time is"

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