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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 401 to 500

401.   Headstone and Plain Ledger

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR M. HERRIOT
LIEUT. AND ADJ. ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED ON THE 9th DAY OF AUGUST 1842
AGED 33 YEARS
AND TO
ANN PICTON HERRIOT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 21st DAY OF AUGUST 1842
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO TO
ANDREW HERRIOT
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL MARINES
AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 16th DAY OF DECEMBER 1840
AGED 63 YEARS
AND TO
BREVET MAJOR WILLIAM M. HERRIOT
ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED AND WAS BURIED AT SEA
DEC. 11th 1854 AGED 44
DEEPLY DEPLORED AND UNIVERSALLY BELOVED

402.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JAMES HENRY
SON OF
LIEUT. JAMES ANDERSON 67th REGT.
AND MARY JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th JUNE 1855
AGED 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS
"Not Lost but Gone Before"

403.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY
OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN HALFHEAD
OF CHATHAM SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 11th OF APRIL 1765
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN HALFHEAD DIED THE
28th OF MAY 1781
AGED 72 YEARS
MARY NASH WIFE OF
GEORGE NASH OF THIS PARISH
OBT. DEC. 25th 1802 AET. 34
GEORGE NASH
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED ON THE 19th MAY 1837

Side Panel
MR JOHN NASH DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th JULY 1778 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SIX OF HIS CHILDREN
WILLIAM NASH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
THE 9th OF MARCH 1780 AGED 17 YEARS
JOHN NASH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 18th
OF JUNE 1782 AGED 20 YEARS

Side Panel
JOHN HALFHEAD JUNR.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st OF NOVEMBER
1780 AGED 39 YEARS
GEORGE NASH SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 8th MAY 1844 AGED 29 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th February 1780 and 6th May 1836
John Halfhead of Chatham, Baker
   To daughter Mary Halfhead, £400; to daughter Elizabeth Nash, £700; to son John, £100, "to discharge the Bond given to John Hack for payment of £200 and interest due", this money was borrowed by son John.
   To servant maid, Mary Roberts, £10. Rest of personal estate and real estate, to his two daughters, equally shared.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hargood, T. Fisher and George Conquest
   Proved 14th July 1781

George Nash of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife Elizabeth, son George and brother in law, Anthony Hunt of Maidstone,Gentleman, his trustees and executors, all his freehold and leasehold estate in Gillingham and Chatham, in trust. His goods, chattels, horse, carriage, farming stock and implements, ready money, securities, owed on mortgage, bonds, etc.
   Personal estate and effects to trustees, who from time to time, will sell what wife does not select for her own use. They are to invest in Public Funds. Wife to have use of furniture, goods, plate, linen, etc., and rents from property for life as long as she remains his widow. If she remarries, the above divided between her and daughter Eliza Spong, wife of Thomas Spong of Aylesford, Merchant, sons George and Alfred and daughter, Elizabeth in equal shares. The income from real estate shared equally between wife and children.
Witnesses: Christian Nash, James Blackader and J. Stephens

Codicil 27th March 1837
Regarding piece of land purchased from Lt. Tribe, in lieu he gives land near Exmouth Terrace, Gillingham, Gillingham, to daughter, Eliza Spong, for ever. Appoints additional executors, son Alfred and grandson, Thomas Nash.
   If he dies in London he wishes to be buried there.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens , Agnes Shears and A. Meres
   Proved 21st June 1837

Note in margin, 26th February 1851
Son Alfred is now 21 and granted administration

404.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM MATHESON
MANY YEARS CARPENTER IN H.M. NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 23rd 1836
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
CAROLINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 23rd 1829
AGED 11 MONTHS AND 21 DAY

405.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF SARAH WIFE OF
MR ROBERT DEAN
CARPENTER OF H.M.S. ORION
WHO DIED 31st MARCH 1855
AGED 51 YEARS
"Weep not for me my Husband Dear,
Nor be no longer Sad,
The Shorter Time that I Liv'd here,
The Fewer Sins I had"
"Prepare to meet thy God"

406.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY WOOD
WIFE OF MR PETER WOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th DAY OF APRIL 1816
AGED 73 YEARS

407.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JAMES SUMMERTON
WHO DIED THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1780
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO CHARLES SON OF CHARLES
AND ELIZABETH SIGGINS WHO
DIED JULY 15th 1821 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MR CHARLES SIGGINS WHO
DIED FEB. 14th 1834
AGED 79 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 8th June 1778
James Summerton of Brompton, Husbandman
   To wife Elizabeth all ready money, securities, goods, chattels, furniture, effects and personal estate.
   She must not "put it into the power" of any future husband to spend and "wrong yourself or children.
    "Therefore I strictly order and direct that you see order and direct according to this my last will and testament".
   Children to have equal shares,. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: John Weaver and Thomas Seamark
   Proved 27th March 1780 Value of effects less than £300

Affidavit 27th March 1780
   John Weaver, Husbandman and Thomas Seamark, Sawyer, are sworn. They knew deceased well and confirm will is in his hand, and all three were present when will was executed.

408.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS WALL LATE MASTER MAST MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD CHATHAM & SHEERNESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF JUNE 1797
AGED 40 YEARS
MRS CLARANCHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 17th OF JUNE 1835
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ELIZABETH WALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 10th 1832
AGED 44 YEARS
MARIA SUSANNA
WIFE OF GEORGE HOWES
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED JULY 11th 1822
AGED 39 YEARS
THOMAS WALL HOWES
DIED 2nd OF SEPTEMBER 1834
AGED 24 YEARS

Side Panel
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH HOPPER
DIED 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1838 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF RICHARD ROPER HOPPER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1848 AGED 38 YEARS
AND THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER LOUISA AGED 9 DAYS

Side Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE LIES THE BODY OF
MR ROBERT HOPPER OF THIS PARISH DIED AUGT. THE 11th
1788 AGED 60 YEARS
MRS MARY HOPPER WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED OCT. 24th
1795 AGED 67 YEARS
ANN HOPPER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED DEC. 11th
1769 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th June 1797
Thomas Wall of Brompton, Stone Mason
   A gold ring, value, 1 guinea, to friends, Allen Gardner and Joseph Clout. All ready money and money due from H. M. Dockyards at Chatham and Sheerness, stock in trade, furniture, rest and residue, to wife Claranchia and daughters, Elizabeth and Maria, in equal shares. Wife is executor, she to carry on business but may sell parts from time to time as she thinks fit.
   Signs will with mark.
   Witnesses: John Vinall and J. Stephens
   Proved 1st July 1797

409.   Headstone and Foot Stone

WALTER ROPER
LATE BOATSWAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
STIRLING CASTLE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF OCTOBER 1729
AGED 64 YEARS
ELIZABETH ROPER HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF MAY 1776
AGED 86 YEARS
LAYTON ROPER THEIR SON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF APRIL 1781
AGED 60 YEARS
ELIZABETH ROPER
THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 1st SEPTEMBER 1804 AGED 79 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 17th May 1716 and
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd April 1779
Walter Roper, Boatswain of H.M.S. Burlington
  
Pay, prize money and bounty due and rest of estate to wife Elizabeth, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Burk ?, Gunner, Joseph Richardson, ( ? ) and ( ? )
   Proved 15th March 1731

Layton Roper, of Brompton, Shipwright
   To sister, Elizabeth Roper, now living with him, his own freehold house in Prospect Row, Brompton, for ever. To nephew Richard Hopper of Brompton, Shipwright, all of his clothes.
   Remainder of estate to sister Elizabeth, for ever, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Soame, Edward Leeds and Mary Thomas, 7, Sherbern Lane, London
   Proved 18th May 1781

410.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLM. DANTER
LATE OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 24th OF APRIL 1754
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LYETH
ANTHONY DANTER
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 27th DECR. 1750
AGED 76 YEARS



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th March 1754 and
Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 17th September 1749
William Danter of Chatham
   Desires to be buried at "Jellingham" churchyard.
   To wife Ann all personal estate, except legacies to be bequeathed.
   Mr John Hick Attorney of Strood and Layton Roper of Brompton and wife are executors.
   To the male executors, £10 each for a suit of mourning and a ring in memory of him.
   John Hick is principal executor.
   Witnesses: George Chamberlan, James Lloyd ?, and James Belfoure
   Proved 6th May 1754

Anthony Danter of Brompton, Block Maker
   His three freeholds in Brompton, and other real estate to sister, Elizabeth Roper, for life. After her death, to her two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Roper, shared equally.
   If both died in his lifetime, leaving children, then to those children, equally shared.
   Personal estate, after funeral costs, etc., to sister Elizabeth, she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Gurnett, Richard Coosens , Ann Gurnett and John Humpage, Attorney, Gravesend

411.   Ledger over Vault

HERE LIES THE MORTAL REMAINS
OF
HENRY DAVID WILLIAMS
LIEUT. OF H.M. 26th REGT.
AND LATE OF EVENJOBB
IN THE COUNTY OF RADNOR
HE DIED FEB. 7th 1841
IN THE 37th YEAR OF HIS AGE
APART FROM THE GRAVES OF HIS
FATHERS AND THE HOMES OF
HIS KINDRED
THIS MEMORIAL OF AFFECTION
ASKS RESPECT
FOR A SOLDIER'S SEPULCHRE
AND CLAIMS ATTENTION
TO THE SOLEMN WARNING
"Prepare to meet thy God"

412.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
SOPHIS CAROLINE
INFANT DAUGHTER OF
CAPT. J. G. MCKERLIE, R.E.
AND SOPHIA CAROLINE
HIS WIFE
BORN 28th AUGUST 1847
DIED 22nd MARCH 1848

413.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ELIZABETH TAW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
21st SEPTEMBER 1814
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
MR. ROBERT TAW
LATE GUNNER R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
29th JANUARY 1837
AGED 90 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th January 1831
Robert Taw, of Gillingham, Superannuated Gunner, R. N.
   To son Robert, his silver watch, to sons Nicholas, Robert and Jeremiah, all his clothes, equally shared.
   To wife Mary, ready money, money due from pension, rest and residue and personal estate, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Taylor, Robert Hone ?, and Elizabeth Stone
   Proved 20th March 1837

414.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN S. KERR
LATE OF THE 47th REGT.
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1856
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO SAMUEL ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT NEW YORK NOV. 25th 1860
AGED 28 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated10th December 1853
Samuel Kerr of Rochester, Retired Captain 47th Regiment
   All household goods and furniture to wife Mary Ann.
   To wife and John Schnebbelie of Brompton, Professor of Music, ( executors and trustees), all real estate and residue of personal estate, upon trust.
   They to convert into money, pay debts and funeral costs, etc., and to invest sufficient sum in Public Funds or on mortgage, to produce annual income for wife, for her life. After her death, to sons and daughters at 21 or marriage of daughters, in equal shares. If all children died in his or wife's lifetime, then all to wife.
   Witnesses: James 3Wilkins, Builder, Chatham and George Moss, Clerk to Mr Hill, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 2nd February 1857

415.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF MR. JOHN COWD R.N.
WHO DIED THE 25th OF JANUARY 1829
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN COWD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 23rd OF APRIL 1837
AGED 77 YEARS
JOHN COWD AGED 40 YEARS
HENRY COWD AGED 34 YEARS
SONS OF THE ABOVE
SUFFERED SHIPWRECK ON THE COAST
OF CORNWELL ON THE 15th FEB. 1826
AND PERISHED WITH THREE MORE
OF THE CREW
"No Fatal Ship Wreck need we Fear,
In Life or Death if God be Near"

416.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MATTHEW BOWEN MENDS, ESQ.
STORE KEEPER OF
THE ROYAL DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th JUNE 1846
IN THE 56th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE ANN MENDS
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th JUNE 1846
IN THE 54th YEAR OF HER AGE

FELLOW VOYAGERS FOR MANY YEARS
ACROSS THE SEA OF LIFE
BUT BOTH OVERTAKEN IN ONE HOUR
BY THE SUDDEN BLAST OF THE ALMIGHTY
THEY ENTERED TOGETHER
ON THE OCEAN OF ETERNITY
EACH UNCONSCIOUS OF THE OTHER'S FATE
THEY LEFT BEHIND THEM
A YOUNG AND BELOVED FAMILY
SOME, WHOSE VALUED PRIVILEGE IT WAS
TO SOOTHE WITH FILIAL AFFECTION
THEIR PARENTS DYING MOMENTS
SOME DISPERSED FAR EAST AND WEST
UNPREPARED FOR AND UNWARNED OF
THEIR DOUBLE LOSS
"They were Pleasant in their Lives and in
Their Deaths they were not Divided"
2nd Book of Samuel 1c 23v

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st August 1840
Matthew Bowen Mends, Store Keeper, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To wife Charlotte, for life, all his property, interest from the A????rable Insurance Office, on three policies on his life, all money in Spanish Bonds ?, and other funds bequeathed to her by her father, Henry Delamain, and that of her late brother, Lieut. Colonel James Delamain of the Bengal Army. Wife and friend, William Berrols, Navy Agent are executor, he hopes Berrols will accept £50 as a small memoir of their friendship.
   Money from residuary estate to be invested in Public Funds and after his wife's death to be shared as follows; to daughters, Charlotte and Frances, £1,000 each, upon their marriage; to youngest son Robert, £700, provided he has not already been provided for, if so the legacy is void.
   This is meant to buy him a commission in the army and to allow £20 per annum while he is an Ensign. Residue, equally divided between his daughters, if they are not married at his death. If they are, then this to be divided between Delamain Mends, Robert Mends ,Charlotte and Frances Mends.
   Daughters to have interest while they are single.
   To eldest son Thomas, a Solicitor of Hobart Town, Tasmania, a mourning ring as a token of his affection, and entreating him to pay executors money testator has advanced him.
   To son Delamain, a gold watch, chain and seal and two mourning rings.
   To son Robert, and to two daughters (if they deserve it ?), a mourning ring.
   If he dies at Chatham, he wishes to be buried at Gillingham, in a plain"marble" tomb.
   He leaves his final blessings to his children to be affectionate to their mother.
   Witnesses: Frank Haite, G.D. Skillett and John Parks

Codicil 14th July 1844
Appoints friend and relative, William Fisher Mends, Assistant Commissioner, an executor.
   To the latter's brother, Captain Herbert Mends, a mourning ring as a token of friendship.
   To sister in law, Mrs Bridge and brother in law, Edward Delamain and Major Charles Delamain, a mourning ring each.
   To nieces Ann and Charlotte Delamain, a ring and lock of his hair as a token of his affection.
   A commission in the 99th Regiment has been purchased for son Robert; £100 to be set aside from personal estate to help him while he is a subaltern; he is convinced Robert will not take a shilling from his mother and sisters.
   Witnesses: Ann Delamain and Charlotte Delamain

Affidavit 3rd August 1846
Joh Parkes of Chatham, sworn , he confirms that will is in Mend's hand

Affidavit 18th September 1846
Ann Delamain of 9 Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, Spinster, is sworn, confirms Codicil is in Mend's hand.

Proved 19th September 1846
Power reserved to William Fisher Mends

417.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY WILLOUGHBY
OBIT 14th DECEMBER 1854
AGED 67 YEARS
"Virtues Sepulcrum Candidat"

418.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD LARMOTH LEONARD
SERGEANT IN THE CORPS OF ROYAL
SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
MARGARET DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1845
RICHARD DIED 20th AUGUST 1846
INFANT CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WHOSE REMAINS LIE IN THE
CHURCHYARD OF ST. MARY, WOOLWICH
"Happy Soul thy Days are Ended,
All thy Mourning Days Below,
Go, by Angel Guards Attended,
To the Sight of Jesus, Go"

419.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH SMITH
WHO DIED ON THE 20th DAY
OF APRIL 1814 AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ELIZABETH SUTTON
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd DAY
OF FEBRUARY 1849 AGED 53 YEARS

420.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR THOMAS EALDEN
WHO DIED 18th JANUARY 1832
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1827
AGED 9 WEEKS
"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 and their Works do,
Follow them" 14c Rev. 13v

421.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF
MR JOHN GARDENER
BOATSWAIN R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF JUNE 1851
IN THE 23rd YEAR OF HER AGE
"In Life Respected,
In Death Lamented"
"Why do we Mourn Departed Friends,
Or Shake at Death's Alarms,
Tis but the Voice that Jesus sends,
To Call us to his Arms"

422.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR JAMES LUKE
LATE CHIEF CONVERTOR OF
H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
AND FORMERLY OF
H.M. DOCKYARD PEMBROKE
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1842
AGED 54 YEARS

423.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES MOIR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 19 YEARS

424.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
COLONEL JOHN WRIGHT
K.H.S. ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED THE 3rd OF APRIL 1842
AGED 58 YEARS
AND SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN
ALSO TO
LIEUT. W.H. DODGIN 44th REGIMENT
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED AT CABUL 12th JANUARY
1842
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO TO
CAPT. JOHN HOSKIN WRIGHT
ROYAL MARINES
WHO DIED 6th NOV. 1856
AGED 44 YEARS

425.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS SUSANNAH THOMPSON WIFE OF
MR JOHN THOMPSON WHO DIED ON
THE 27th DAY OF MAY 1814 AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY
"Stay Passenger ! Examine well this tomb,
Twas built for one lately taken home,
A Wife, a Parent, Friend Beloved by All,
Summon'd to Heaven, obeyed the Gracious call,
With Calm Repose, she left this House of Clay,
To Praise the God she Lov'd in Endless Day"

426.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
HERBERT EDWARDS
INFANT SON OF
GEORGE JACKSON
CHAPLAIN, R.N.
AND MARY ROLLS HIS WIFE
BORN MAY THE 29th
1854
DIED JUNE THE 2nd
"Born Again, not of corruptible,
Seed but of Incorruptible by the
Word of God"

427.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
CATHERINE WIFE OF
QR. MR. RICHARD HAMILTON
37th REGT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th APRIL 1849
AGED 49 YEARS

428.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS MARY FRYER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF MARCH 1820
AGED 41 YEARS

429.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ROCHFORT
SON OF
MR JOHN SHEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF JANUARY 1842
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO CAROLINE WIFE OF
MR JOHN SHEA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF JUNE 1845 AGED 55 YEARS

430.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDMUND STARKIE, ESQ.
APOTHECARY TO THE FORCES
MEDICAL STAFF
OBIT FEBRUARY 10th 1841
AGED 64 YEARS
AS A MEMORIAL OF THE HAPPINESS SHE LONG
ENJOYED AND AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MERITS
FROM WHENCE IT SPRUNG THIS TABLET
IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED
AND BEREAVED WIDOW
ELIZABETH MOIRA STARKIE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated23rd February 1839
Edmund Starkie, of Brompton, Apothecary to the Forces
   To wife Elizabeth, all household furniture and goods, clothes, money in the Funds and personal estate absolutely, and income from the 3% Bank Annuities, for life.
   Real estate at Rothfall and Longmore, Lancashire to wife for life. After her death, to nephew Edmund Starkie son of brother James, for ever (by his codicil).
   Wife and brother, Thomas of Barhup, near Rochdale, are executors.
   Witnesses: Walter Hill, Solicitor, Chatham and Henry Pidcock, Clerk to Mr Hill

Affidavit 19th March 1841
   Widow, Elizabeth is sworn. States her husband never executed a Codicil, she has searched but failed to find it. If she does find it she will bring it to attention of court.
   Proved 23rd March 1841

431.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN THE WIFE OF
JOHN F. PINK, ESQ.
SURGEON OF THE
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
WHO DIED AUGUST 20th 1847
AGED 58 YEARS

432   Headstone and Foot Stone

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LEADLEY
OF WHITBY, YORKSHIRE
SAILMAKER IN H.M. DOCK YARD
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY WAS DROWNED
CHARHAM
WHILE BATHING IN THE CREEK
ON THE 20th OF JUNE 1846
AGED 26 YEARS
"To Die is to Gain"

433.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR JOHN RAY OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED THE 1st DAY OF JUNE 1850
AGED 30 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
ALSO ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN RAY WHO DIED
THE 5th DAY OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 42 YEARS

434.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WALKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF AUGUST 1836
IN THE 25th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"Parents and Friends Weep not for Me,
Tho' I am Gone a Little before Thee,
It was God's Will it Should be So,
While Life you Have, leave your God to Know"

435.   Chest Tomb

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA MARIA
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN HOOKEY
PAYMASTER OF THE CHATHAM DIVISION
OF ROYAL MARINES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 6th OF JULY 1842
AGED 59 YEARS
"The Sweetest Remembrance of the Just,
Shall Flourish when they Sleep in Death,
Jesus, thy Blood and Righteousness,
These Garments are my Glorious ?,
Midst Flaming ? World in ? ,
With Joy shall I lift up my Hands"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GEORGE HOOKEY R.M.L.I.
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF MELVILLE HOSPITAL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF DECEMBER 1861
AGED 73 YEARS
"He that hath the Son hath Life, and he
Not the Son of God, hath no Life"
John 1c 12v

436.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS REBECCA GULLEY
WIFE OF
MR PHILIP GULLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 19th OF JUNE1844
AGED 54 YEARS
"So teach us to Number our Days,
That we may apply our Hearts unto
Wisdom"

437.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WEST (LATE FOREMAN TO MR GRANT
MASTER BRICKLAYER OF HIS MAJESTY'S BOARD OF ORDNANCE
AT CHATHAM) DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th OF OCTOBER
1793 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE DIED DECEMBER 22nd 1799
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO FOUR SONS OF THE ABOVE VIZ.
WILLIAM DIED 14th OF JUNE 1778 AGED 6 MONTHS
WILLIAM DIED 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1781 AGED 5 MONTHS
JOHN DIED 31st OF MAY 1785 AGED 2 YEARS AND
7 MONTHS
THOMAS DIED 10th OF NOVEMBER 1787 AGED 2 YEARS
AND 2 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd May 1789
William West of Brompton, Victualler
   All estate to Sarah White, now living with him as his "servant"; she is executor.
   Witnesses: George Conquest and William Jefferys
   Proved 30th October 1793

438.   CHEST TOMB


Lock family

MR JOHN LOCK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 5th 1788
AGED 63 YEARS
MRS ANN WIFE OF JOHN LOCK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 19th 1780
AGED 43 YEARS
"Whilst in this World , I did Remain,
My latter end was Grief and Pain,
But then the Lord did think it Best,
To take me to a place of Rest"
ALSO GEORGE LARKIN LOCK
DIED NOV. 13th 1777 AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND ANN LOCK DIED DEC.
23rd 1782 AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH WIFE
OF MR ROBERT BRISTOW, ATTORNEY
AT ROCHESTER AND DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE JOHN AND ANN LOCK WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 20th 1783
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
MARY ELIZTH. AND ROBERT BRISTOW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 22nd 1783
AGED 4 MONTHS

Side Panel
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MICHAEL LOCK OF BROMPTON
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1845
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR MICHAEL LOCK
WHO DIED 11th NOVEMBER 1848
AGED 62 YEARS

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MRS
DARNEL LOCK
WIFE OF
MR JOHN LOCK
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 27th FEB. 1794
AGED 30 YEARS

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ELIZTH. LOCK
DIED THE 28th OF
AUGUST 1790
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 10 MONTHS
JEREMIAH LOCK
DIED 8th JUNE 1792
AGED 1 YEAR
AND 5 MONTHS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 19th September 1788
   and Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th August 1847
John Lock of Chatham, Victualler and Gun Smith
   His gold watch, chain and seals to son Jeremy. He has given son, John the goods and furniture in his bedroom. Goods and furniture in his own room, to son Jeremy to make him equal.
   To son in law, Robert Bristow, £20, but this does not discharge him from sums he owes.
   If he dies during Jeremy's minority, then son John and brother in law, James Larkin, to be his guardians.
   Profits from his real estate to be used for Jeremy's benefit until he is 21.
   £5 to son James for mourning, half of his property to son John for ever. The other half to son John and James Larkin, upon trust, during minority of Jeremy.
   If Jeremy dies pre 21, then the other half of property to son John for ever. Residue to son John and Jeremy, equally shared. If Jeremy dies pre 21, then all to John.
   Sons John and Jeremy and James Larkin are executors. He desires them to make an inventory and pay for funeral, etc., from his personal estate.
   Witnesses: John Kemsley, Chatham, John Thompson and John Hodgskin
   Proved 9th December 1788 Power reserved to Jeremy Lock and James Larkin

Michael Lock of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Household furniture, all household goods, pictures, prints, wines and consumables, horses, carriage, to daughter Jane Luck, widow of Frederick Luck, Gentleman.
   By an indenture dated 23rd November 1843, he had entered into a partnership with brother John Lock in the Brewing and Malting business. If one of them ceased to be a partner, the survivor, on paying a sum of money will take over.
   If John Lock consents to take on the business, he leaves the whole business to John Lock.
   His real estate and residue of personal estate, including the business, if not taken by John Lock, to his trustees and executors, daughter Jane, brother John and nephew Charles Churchill, of Sussex Place, Regents Park, Gentleman, upon trust.
   They are to sell part of the personal estate, not consisting of money and invest in the Public Funds.
   Trustee are to carry on brewing and malting business and farming and grazing business, if they think it expedient, for as long as Jane's children are under 21 years, and during Jane's lifetime with her consent. The business to be carried in accordance with the 1843 Indenture.
   Profits, upon trust, and income from personal estate, to daughter Jane, for life; after her death, then to her children, equally shared.
   Part of income from residuary real and personal estate to brother John for life, after his death, then to his daughter Elizabeth. After her death, to her children at 21, until then interest towards her children's education and maintenance.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and Charles Robinson, Clerk to Messrs Essell and ( ? ).
   Proved 24th January 1849, John Lock has renounced execution of will.
(This will is long and contains a great deal of trust details and rules.)

439.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

J. B. 1815

440.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF JULY 1798
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO
MARY SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF MARCH 1831
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
TWELVE OF THEIR CHILDREN
LIKEWISE
MARY ANN SMITH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1833
AGED 66 YEARS

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT KEMSLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF NOVEMBER 1836
AGED 67 YEARS
"Who e'er thou art with Reverence tread,
The Sacred Mansions of the Dead,
And Smite thy Heart and drop a Tear,
For know a Christian's Dust is Here"
ALSO
MRS NANCY KEMSLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th AUGUST 1852
AGED 78 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 19th July 1798 and
   Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th June 1834
William Smith of Gillingham, Shipwright
   To wife Mary, all houses in Gillingham and elsewhere, all monies, stock in trade, furniture, plate, linen, china, clothes and wages due, for life. After her death, then equally shared between his children, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Nancy Kemsley and ( ? ) son of Samuel Smith, for ever.
   To son Thomas, £100 to place him in a trade or business. To each of his children, £10 each for mourning.
Wife and Leonard Staff are executors.
   Witness: Thomas Mearns, William Brown, Senior and Robert Kemsley
   Proved 8th October 1798 Value of effects less than £350

Robert Kemsley of Gillingham, Shipwright
   To wife Mary, all household goods, furniture, monies, and personal estate and effects; she is executor.
   Freehold cottage in Gillingham, lately purchased from James Smith and all other real estate to wife, for life. After her death, to son, Robert of Gillingham, Joiner and son in law, John Rickon of Chatham, Smith, upon trust. They to allow daughter Elizabeth, if she is still living and unmarried, to take rents for life. After her death or marriage, upon trust, for all his children including Elizabeth.
Trust details follow.
   Witnesses: James and Mary Gillman, Layfield, Gillingham
   Proved 22nd May 1837

441.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF FRANCES WIFE OF
MR ABRAHAM ARLIDGE
WHO DIED 17th MAY 1845
AGED 75 YEARS
SHE DIED IN PEACE
ALSO MR ABRAHAM ARLIDGE
WHO DIED 19th JUNE 1852
AGED 82 YEARS
A BELIEVER IN GOD
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 7th OCTOBER 1827
AGED 30 YEARS
AND
AMELIA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1835
AGED 25 YEARS
LIKEWISE FOUR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated31st August 1851
Abraham Arlidge of Brompton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer
   To wife Sarah, (who is executor), for life, all his freeholds in Manor Street, Brompton, occupied son Alfred and James Spire and all other real estate. After her death, , then to three sons, Alfred, Henry and William.
To son William, £50 and to son Alfred for past services to his business, £50.
   All household furniture, household goods and stock in trade to wife as long as she remains his widow, she can carry on business. After her death or remarriage, the above and goodwill, monies, personal estate and effects to his three sons and three daughters, Sarah, Susan and Emma, equally shared.
   Witnesses: J. Crou[ ? ] and Robert Shindler
   Proved 29th October 1851

442.   Ledger over Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN GREEN WHO DIED
2nd OCTOBER 1851 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO
MARY GREEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1852
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MIRIAM GREEN
THEIR GRAND DAUGHTER WHO DIED 17th APRIL
1847 AGED 11 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th September 1851
John Green of Gillingham, Farmer
   To son John and John Skinner of Chatham. Auctioneer, all freehold and leasehold estate, upon trust, also all personal estate, not hereafter bequeathed.
   Son John to carry on business and to receive rents during his mother's lifetime, and to pay his mother, Mary Ann, 15 shillings per week for life.
   To daughter Mary Ann Lester of Northfleet, widow, £110; to daughter Sarah, wife of William Rule, a Policeman in H. M. Dockyard, Sheerness, £110; to Rebecca Harding wife of James, of New Brompton, Labourer, £5 and £5 for each of her children by deceased husband, William, viz. William, Rebecca, Sarah and Emma; £5 to James and William Jordan, Mariners, sons of Elizabeth Jordan. These legacies to be paid after death of wife.
   Witnesses: William Briggs, Rope Maker, Gillingham and George Moss, Clerk to Mr Hill, Solicitor, Chatham
   Proved 27th November 1851

443.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH SANDIERS
WIFE OF MR GEORGE SANDIERS
OF CHATHAM LINES
WHO DIED 21st JULY 1804
AGED 48 YEARS
JOHN THE SON OF
GEORGE AND MARGARET SANDIERS
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1814 AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO THE BODY OF MR GEORGE SANDIERS
LATE OVERSEER OF CHATHAM LINES
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1820 AGED 58 YEARS

444.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PORTEOUS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 15th 1800 AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did Please that Death should Ease,
And Free me from my Pain"
MRS SARAH PORTEOUS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 29th OF
NOVEMBER 1801 AGED 62 YEARS

445.   Headstone and Body Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN BALDOCK
LATE OF MAIDSTONE
WHO DIED THE 26th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1815 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 11th FEBRUARY 1782
DIED 17th OF AUGUST 1829
ALSO
ANNE
DIED 6th JUNE 1835 AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BALDOCK
WHO DIED 26th DECEMBER 1838 AGED 86 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 6th January 1811
John Baldock of Maidstone, Coal Merchant
    Wife Jenny and son in law, Thomas Lawrence of Bethnal Green, late a Provision Merchant and son in law, Michael Lock of Stanhope Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Distiller, are trustees; to them all his freehold and leasehold estate, upon trust.
   After his death the leaseholds to be sold.
   To brother William, an annuity of £40.
   Residue of goods and chattels and personal estate to trustees, upon trust.
   His wife to have use of household goods, for life; after her death, this to be divided among his daughters who are unmarried. If they all marry in wife's lifetime, then to his wife.
   Trustees to collect all money owing and to sell residuary personal estate and pay funeral costs and debts.
   They are to raise from estate, £6,000 and invest in Public Funds; they to pay the annuity to brother William. Rest of income from this and residuary money, to his wife for life; after her death, the principal sum divided into 5 equal parts; 4/5 to be held in trust for daughters, Jane or Jenny, Sarah and Ann Baldock and Mary wife of Michael Lock, they to share money after death of wife. Son John to receive income from 1/5, for life. Daughters who marry after his death, to have £500 out of the £6,000, this to be counted as part of her share.
   Witnesses: T. Briggs, Solicitor, Essex Street, Strand, William Robinson, of Maidstone, Carpenter and Stephen Fuggles of Maidstone, Bricklayer.
   Proved April 1816. Trustee Thomas Lawrence died in testator's lifetime
(This is a long will, much of which consists of complicated trust details)

446.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SANDS
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 1853 AGED 75 YEARS

447.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th JUNE 1827
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DIED 13th SEPTEMBER 1847
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
IN THE YEAR 1797 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO MRS JANE SHARP
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
MR JOHN GIFFORD
WHO DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1836
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO JANE SHARP
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 22nd
APRIL 1833 AGED 39 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th October 1839
John Gifford of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To son George, ½ of his freehold houses in Gillingham, occupied by himself , son George and [     ] Pearce. The other ½ to son William, also to William, his freehold house in Gillingham, occupied by James Emms?
   To daughter Ann Brooks, 7 shillings per week for life; after her death, if she does not survive to 1850, to her daughters, Ann and Elizabeth Brooks, until the year 1850; this to be paid from his freehold house at Gad's Hill, Gillingham, shared equally.
   Any surplus in personal estate after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his three daughters.
   Witnesses: James Blackadder and E. Muddle
   Proved 22nd October 1847

448.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT GEORGE
SON OF
GEORGE AND RHODA WEST
WHO DIED 24th FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO ANN WIFE OF
MR JAMES WEST
WHO DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 74 YEARS

449.   Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
PRIVATE JAMES SULLIVAN
HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S
SAPPERS AND MINERS
WHO
LOST HIS LIFE IN THE EXECUTION
OF HIS DUTY
ON THE 30th OF OCTOBER 1844
AGED 23 YEARS
THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED AS A
TOKEN OF ESTEEM AND RESPECT
BY HIS
FELLOW SOLDIERS
OF THE
SAME SERVICE

450.   Ledger over Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
EDWARD FRICKER, ESQ.
PURSER R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF MARCH 1840
IN THE 68th YEAR
OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th September 1837
Edward Fricker, of Gad's Hill, Gillingham, Purser, R.N.
   To wife Mary, all his stock in the New 3½% Navy Annuities, all prize money and all other monies.
   Also five houses at Gad's Hill, all household furniture and goods, watches, pictures and books; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Gifford, Green Row, Layfield, Gillingham, John Clarke and William Saywell, Gad's Hill
   Proved 1st May 1840

451.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CUMBERLAND WILLIAM TANNER
37 YEARS A MASTER IN THE
ROYAL NAVY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF APRIL 1846
AGED 73 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th May 1832
Cumberland Tanner, sometimes called William Cumberland Tanner, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   All of his estate to wife Catherine, who is executor.
   Witnesses: H. Gittings, William Knight and Frederick Ruckert
   Proved 4th June 1846

452.   Headstone and Two Foot Stones

IN MEMORY OF FRANCES
[BADN]ER THE WIFE OF WILLM.
[BADN]ER AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN
& [FRAN]CES ARCHER OF YS PARISH SHE
DEPARTED YS LIFE SE[TEMBER YE 26th 1737
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO THE SON OF WM. AND FRANCES BA[DNER]
AGED 15 WEEKS
IN MEMORY OF JOHN ARCHER OF THIS
PARISH HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMB.
THE 24th 1750 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HERE LIETH THE BODY OF FRANCES
HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN.
THE 8th 1750 AGED 73 YEARS

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IN MEMORY OF ANN WIFE OF MR
GEORGE DANN OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF MARCH 1764
AGED 59 YEARS
SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND FRANCES ARCHER

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 20th March 1744
John Archer of Gillingham, House Carpenter
   To wife Frances his own house in Gillingham, for life, so long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, the house to his daughter, Mary wife of George Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman, for ever.
   Ready money and securities, household goods, stock in trade and personal estate to his wife, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Davie, Thomas Simmons and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 11th February 1750

453.   Chest Tomb


GROOMBRIDGE ET AL

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN GROOMBRIDGE, SENR.
OF THIS PARISH DIED THE 29th OF
SEPTEMBER 1746 AGED 50 YEARS
HE WAS A KIND HUSBAND AND AN
INDULGENT FATHER
ALSO MRS JANE COOPER FORMERLY
WIFE OF MR JOHN GROOMBRIDGE
DIED THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1749
AGED 47 YEARS
LEAVING BEHIND THEN TWO CHILDREN
JOHN AND MARY
SHE WAS AN INDUSTRIOUS, AFFECTIONATE
WIFE AND A TENDER PARENT
ALSO ROBERT SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH QUARRINTON
DIED THE 30th OF JANUARY 1805
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF THE ABOVE
MR ROBERT QUARRINTON
WHO DIED THE 4th DAY OF JANUARY 1817
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM POTTER DIED SEPT. 16th 1822 AGED 32 YEARS

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IN
MEMORY OF
RICHARD COOPER
DIED THE 18th OF
OCTOBER 1762
AGED 55 YEARS

End Panel
IN
MEMORY OF MR
JNO GROOMBRIDGE
JUNR. DIED THE 24th
OF JUNE 1766
AGED 32 YEARS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
NIXSON QUARRINTON SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 1st SEPT 1772 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO A DAUGHTER DIED IN HER INFANCY
ALSO NIXSON QUARRINTON DEPARTED THIS
LIFE OCT THE 9th 1783 AGED 73 YEARS
MR NIXSON QUARRINTON NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE NIXSON
QUARRINTON DIED 10th OF MARCH 1796 AGED 23 YEARS ALSO 2 OF HIS
CHILDREN ROBERT & WILLIAM DIED 20th JANY. 1797 AGED 3 WEEKS

Side Panel
IN MEMORY OF MRS ELIZTH. POTTER DIED
1st FEBRUARY 1828 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO WILLM. ROBERT ORPWOOD
DIED OCT 4th 1821 AGED 1 YEAR
"Within this tomb their mouldering ruins lay,
Whose Souls I hope are in Eternal Day,
[      ]
From whose kind hands unnumber'd Blessing flew,
To [ ]
A Brother Dear did patiently endure,
Life's sharpest pangs till death perform'd the Cure,
Releas'd his Soul that trembling urg'd her flight,
To soar with God above those Realms of Light,
Their atoms that in dust promiscuous lies,
At the Last Trump Immortal shall Arise,
No more their sense in errors paths shall lure,
But sing on high their Dear Redeemer's Love,
Who to no party has his Grace confin'd,
But stiles himself the Saviour of Mankind"

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 1st October 1745 and
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd August 1783
John Groombridge of Gillingham
   Long, pious preamble.
   To son John and daughter Mary, £100 each at 21 years.
   If both die before 21, then the £200 to wife, Jane; she is executor.
   Rest and residue and personal estate to wife; if she remarries, then £50 extra to each of his children.
   Witnesses: R. Woolett, Richard Hassall and Henry Taylor
   Proved 4th November 1746

Nixson Quarrinton of Gillingham, Gentleman
   His house in Luton (Chatham), occupied by John Payne?, to niece Frances Quarrinton, at 21, for ever. Another house in Luton, occupied by William Payne, to nephew Thomas Quarrinton at 21, for ever. Another house in Luton, occupied by John Stone, to nephew Robert Quarrinton, at 21, for ever. A house in Chatham, occupied by John Wilkins, Baker, to niece, Hannah Quarrinton at 21, for ever. To the five children of Henry Wise of Gillingham, Farmer, as follows: house in Luton, occupied by David Hayes, to John Wise at 21, for ever; house in Luton, occupied by William Bradley, to Henry Wise, at 21, for ever; house in Luton, occupied by John Gravyer, to William Wise, at 21, for ever; house in Luton. Occupied by Jeremiah Pope, Senior, to Mary Wise at 21, for ever; If any die pre 21, then their house to nephew, Nixson Quarrinton, for ever. The rents, until they are 21, to go towards their maintenance and education and for bringing up nephew Nixson until he is 21.
   His little house adjoining his own house to house keeper Dinah Diplock for life, after her death, to nephew Nixson for ever. Also to Dinah an annuity of £20 for life from rents of his three farms in Luton, she can also occupy his house until nephew Nixson is 21.
   To Henry Wise, Senior, Ambrose Hernden, Farmer at Luton and Dinah Diplock, Stone Farm at Luton, occupied by Ambrose Hernden and farm at Luton, occupied by Henry Heath, and third farm, in Luton, occupied by Henry Heath, in trust, for nephew Nixson until he is 21, then all to him for life. If Nixson dies pre 21, with no male heir, then to nephews, Thomas and Robert Quarrinton, for life, then to their male heirs, equally shared, for ever. In default of heirs, then to Henry Wise, Senior, for ever.
   His three house at Stoke, Hundred of Hoo, occupied by Nathaniel Bristow, James Chandler and [    ] Rayner, widow and a house at Capson (Capstone) in Chatham, occupied by William Walters; his dwelling house and furniture to Henry Wise, Ambrose Hernden and Dinah Diplock, for nephew Nixson, as previously stated.
   Residue of monies, goods, chattels, stock and cattle on the Hundred of Hoo, real and personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to nephew Nixson, at 21, for ever.
   Frances and Hannah Quarrinton, mother Mary Quarrinton, Hannah Wise, Dinah Diplock, Henry Wise Senior and Ambrose Hernden are executors.
   Witnesses: Edward Tay, George Conquest and John Perriman
   Proved 26th November 1783

There is an inventory attached, mostly of household furniture and goods, including, three pieces of his wife's "workmanship", framed and glazed

454.   Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT SIMMONS BURIED 2nd JUNE 1776
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE BURIED 1st JUNE 1794
AGED 67 YEARS
ROBERT SON OF GEORGE & ELIZTH. SIMMONS
BURIED 20th MARCH 1796 AGED 2 YEARS & 2 MONTHS
GEORGE SIMMONS BURIED 10th MARCH 1799
AGED 38 YEARS
RACHEL ARMSTRONG BURIED 20th JULY 1819
AGED 33 YEARS
ELIZABETH JONES BURIED 9th DECEMBER 1821
AGED 59 YEARS
FRANCES ANN SIMMONS BURIED 3rd JUNE 1824
AGED 3 YEARS
JOHN JONES DIED 16th JUNE 1829
AGED 86 YEARS
HENRY SIMMONS DIED 10th MARCH 1830
AGED 10 MONTHS
ELIZABETH HARRIS DIED 17th DEC. 1839
AGED 67 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th May 1776
Robert Simmons of Brompton, House Carpenter
   Friends, John Cazeneauve and Jacob Cazeneauve Troy, both of Chatham, Distillers, are executors.
   His property known ny the sign of the "Sawyers", where he lives in Gillingham and three houses behind the latter, occupied by [     ] Reeves, [      ] Wells and [     ] Hockless and five houses lately built by him on Lower Horse Field at Prince's Bridge, Gillingham, occupied by Nathaniel Turner, [    ] Baker Stoneham, James Stone and William [      ], the "Sawyers" to wife for life, as long as she remains his widow, then to son George, for ever. The five houses to daughter Ann, for life, after her death, then to her children. In default of heirs, then to his son George, for ever.
   Three leaseholds belonging to the carpenter's yard lately purchased from William Dann at top of Wood Street, occupied by Michael Pauch, [    ] Osborn, William Ward and himself and three leaseholds in Rochester, occupied by [      ] Gostling and [      ] Mitchell, the other empty, to son William for rest of term.
   His stock in trade, timber, iron, tools of all kinds, goods and chattels, to son William.
   Money, securities, plate, linen, china, brass, pewter, household goods and furniture, after debts and funeral costs, to wife.
   Witnesses: John Stubbs, Henry Hills and William Twopenny, Junior
   Proved 14th June 1776

455.   Headstone and Body Stone


ROBERET PIERCE - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH MUNN
WIFE OF
MR SAMUEL LONDON MUNN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
22nd MARCH 1854
AGED 40 YEARS

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IN MEMORY
OF MR ROBERT PIERCE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF MARCH
1769 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HIS SON DIED THE 4th
OF JULY 1770 AGED 3 YEARS & 7 MONTHS

456.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MAJOR J.R. MASCALL
R.M.LT. INFY.
WHO DIED AT NEW BROMPTON
ON THE 19th OF APRIL 1859
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK MASCALL BEAUMONT
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF JANUARY 1854
AHED 14 MONTHS
"We sigh above her place of rest,
And fondly hope she's ever Blest"

457.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH ANDREWS WIFE OF
MR SOLOMON ANDREWS, VICTUALLER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 18th 1794
AGED 50 YEARS
MR SOLOMON ANDREWS HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. THE 1st 1795
AGED 63 YEARS
MARY ANDREWS DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
BORN AUGUST THE 1st 1774 AND DIED IN HER INFANCY
MARY ANN ANDREWS DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH THE 5th 1783 AND DIED IN HER INFANCY
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ANN

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated14th September 1789
Solomon Andrews of Brompton, Victualler
   All money in the 4% Bank Annuities to wife Elizabeth and son William, upon trust. Wife to have annual interest as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then towards the maintenance and education of daughter Elizabeth until she is 16. If his wife has died or remarried by that time, then half the capital stock to son William, for ever.
   The other half to daughter Elizabeth at 21.
   Residue to wife for ever, she and son William are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Compton and John Sommerton
   Proved 26th February 1795

458.   Headstone (Displaced)

H. M. M. 1821

459.   Ledger over Brick Vault

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH CUCKOW
WHO DIED 30th OCTOBER 1853
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS CUCKOW
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1857
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO
MR JAMES CUCKOW
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th MARCH 1858
AGED 35 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th January 1857
Thomas Cuckow, of Gillingham, Farmer
   Appoints good friends John Skinner of Chatham, Auctioneer and William Hedgcock, of Gillingham, Farmer, executors and trustees.
   His three freehold houses in Gillingham, which he purchased from Edward Brock and all other real estate and leaseholds, ready money and investments at his bankers, Messrs Day and Nicholson, Rochester, money in Public Funds or due to him, house hold furniture and goods, live and dead stock and personal estate to his trustees, upon trust. They to sell his freeholds and leaseholds and share proceeds between children of his late son, John, John, Thomas, Rebecca, and Elizabeth (£150 each), children of his late daughter, wife of Francis Friday, Frank, and Jane Friday (£150 each).
   To sisters, Elizabeth, wife of William Nobbs, Labourer, of Hadlow and Ann wife of [      ] South of Wrotham, £10 each. To each executor, 19 guineas.
   Residue to his surviving children, Thomas, William, James, Sarah London, wife of Robert London, Eliza Driver, widow, the latter lives with him, Elizabeth Pattison, widow of William, Mary Ann Green wife of John of Gillingham, Farmer and Sarah Cuckow of Gillingham, spinster.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: JohnFoord, Plumber, Chatham and Thomas Rich, Clerk to Mr Stephens, Chatham
   Proved 22nd April 1857

Wright's Directory 1838
Thomas Cuckow, Batchelor's Farm

460.   Chest Tomb


TROY, PICKMAN, COOKE AND MARTIN

Ledger
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS CAZENEUVE TROY
LATE OF TROY TOWN
IN THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th FEBRUARY 1807 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO OF ELEANOR HIS WIFE AND NIECE OF
MR JOSHUA PICKMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th MARCH 1807 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 11th NOVEMBER 1806 AGED 9 MONTHS

End Panel
IN MEMORY OF
MR JOSHUA PICKMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th APRIL 1809 AGED 50 YEARS

South Panel
HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MR WILLIAM COOKE
ONE OF THE FOUR MASTERS OF ENGLAND
AND MASTER OF THE TRINITY HOUSE IN THE YEAR 1642
WHO DIED THE 21st OF DECEMBER 1654 AGED 72 YEARS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD WILLIAM MARTIN, ESQ., M.D. OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18th OF JULY 1857 AGED 44 YEARS
HE WAS SECOND SON OF THE LATE
RICHARD AND SARAH MARTIN OF CHATHAM
AND GRANDSON OF JACOB CAZENEUVE TROY

North Panel (Post Connolly)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE STEELE, ESQ. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 31st JANUARY 1870
AGED 42 YEARS
(This tomb must have replaced the 17th century tomb of Coooke,
I don't know the relationship of Cooke with the Troys or Pickmans)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 24th January 1807,
11th May 1807, 26th September 1654 and 25th August 1851
Thomas Cazeneuve Troy, of Rochester, Gentleman
   Wife Eleanor, brother in law, Joshua Pickman of Gillingham, Rope Maker and friend John Simmons of Rochester, Esquire are executors and trustees.
   To wife all household goods, books, pictures, and ready money. His freehold house, now in three dwellings and 17 acres of land lately occupied by Joseph Hoare, now by himself, all other real estate, to be sold. Money invested in Public Funds. Interest to wife for life; after her death, to their surviving children in equal shares at 21 years. If all children are dead with no lawful heirs then to his sisters, Mary wife of Captain Edward Hodson, R.N., Mary Sarah Troy and Ann Troy, in equal shares absolutely. To Joshua Pickman and John Simmons, £100 each.
   Witnesses: William Simcock, Alexander Steele and Joseph Solomon
   Proved 15th June 1807

Parts of the latter will are difficult to read, with crossings out.
Joshua Pickman of Gillingham, Rope Maker
Robert Mark of Chatham, Rope Maker Foreman in H.M. Dockyard, Chatham and William Lomas of Chatham, are executors. £100 to each of them and suit of mourning.
To friend John Simmons of Rochester, £100 and suit of mourning.
To Robert Mark, Senior, now living with him, £100 and annuity of £30 for life.
His dwelling house and store house, rope ground and 6 acres of land adjoining, called "Rope Ground" at Gad's Hill, Gillingham and other property at Sharp's Green, Gillingham with cherry garden and arable called Pollards Field and 4 acres of adjoining wood, occupied by William Reed, and house divided into two houses, occupied by William Chamberlain and Thomas Sharp, house in Gillingham occupied by Thomas Fryer and 1 acre formerly occupied by William Brown, now by himself, this adjoins Vicarage and to west of land occupied by Captain Adie, house and lands in Gillingham, to William Lomas, for ever.
Residue also to William Lomas.
   Witnesses: Thomas Lomas, J. Bromley and Joseph Solomon
   Proved 16th August 1809

William Cooke of Gillingham, one of the four Principal Masters of the Navy
   To only son Richard and Anne his wife, for life, after death of widow Alice, house and land called ? in Gillingham. After their deaths, to their eldest son, William and his heirs, for ever; in default of heirs, then divided between surviving sons of Richard and Ann.
   £20 to William Cooke to enable him to get a trade. To Richard and Ann house he now lives in, for life; after their deaths, to their second son, Richard and his heirs for ever; in default of heirs, then to his brother Thomas and wife Jane and their heirs, for ever.
   To son Richard his part of the Pinnace Speedwell with all stock and profits, also the house they live in for life, then to their daughters, Mary and Jane for rest of lease.
To Thomasine widow of son John, his house and land called Clark's Dell, until her son William is 21, then to him, for ever.
   To daughter Thomasine, for life house and land that Henry Mons ?, now lives in at Darenth, if she has no heirs, then to Mary Cooke, for ever.
   Also to Mary Cooke, house that Mr Pulman lives in on the wall, for life, after her death, to her son William, for ever.
   To daughter Thomasine, his ¼ part of the barque Marygold, with all stock and profits.
   To the four daughters of his two sons, £4 each and for the sons apprenticeships, £10 each, to be paid from the £100 that Thomas Benson of Chatham owes him.
   To Overseers of Gillingham, £5 and 20 dozen loaves?, for the poor every Sunday after his burial, until the 20 shillings ?, by ? the Overseers for the poor.
   To a poor woman in London, Elizabeth Burow, £5; to children of Elizabeth Sewell, £4 each
   To brother James his silver whistle and £5 each to his two daughters.
   To servant Robert Wituses ?, 20 shillings and suit of clothes and cloak; to maid Margaret, 20 shillings. To kinsman, John Cooke, ?, £3.
   Wife Alice is executor. She has residue of estate. If she remarries she has only £30 and his dwelling house for life, after her death, estate to son Richard. Richard is Overseer of the will. Household stuff to be distributed to their children by Alice (if she remarries ?), at her pleasure.
   "Witnesses unto this is my loving friends".........No witnesses signatures ?
   Proved 5th February 1654

Richard Martin of Chatham, Doctor of Medicine
   To wife Sarah, all pictures, prints , books, china, wine, liquors, household provisions, goods, furniture, horses, carriage, ready money, invested money. Residue to wife and Richard Townson of Moorgate Street Chambers, London, upon trust. Wife to receive income from estate fro life, she can not mortgage or sell any of the estate. After her death, upon trust, for their surviving children.
   To cousin Ann Martin of Great Berkhamstead, Spinster, an annuity of £20 fir life.
   After death of wife executor to pay Louisa Harvey Hodder of Chatham, Spinster, annuity of £30 for life but this ceases if she marries.
   Income from residue after wife's death to Louisa Gilbert Hodder and Olivia Hodder, children of William and Ann Hodder of St Saviour, Jersey, formerly of St Servan, Department of the Ille Vilaine, Bretagne, France, now aged about 7 and 5. After death or marriage of Ann Martin and Louisa Harvey Hodder, when Louisa Gilbert Hodder and Olivia Hodder are 21, or previously married, they shared interest, if they died pre 21 or pre marriage, then a ¼ to cousin Edward Hodder, Surgeon of Toronto, Canada and a ¼ to Mary Gilbert, wife of Augustus Gilbert of Bridgetown, Totnes and a ¼ to Louisa Harvey Hodder. Trustees to pay last ¼ to cousin Charlotte Bevan wife of Thomas Beavan of Rochester, Surgeon, for life. After her death, then to all her children, equally shared.
   Wife and Richard Townson are executors.
   Witnesses: Jesse Vennell, Chatham ,Draper and Robert Fish, Chatham, Boot Maker
   Proved 22nd October 1857

461.   Headstone Foot Stone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD HAYES
LATE OF CHADWELL, IN ESSEX
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO MR JAMES HAYES
NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1833
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD HAYES
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY 1845
AGED 52 YEARS

462.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR HENRY SHINDLER
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1834
AGED 32 YEARS
AND WAS BURIED IN ST. PAUL’S CHURCH
YARD, CANTERBURY
ALSO
KATE ELIZABETH
THE WIFE OF
CHARLES MURRAY SCOTT
AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF
HENRY AND CATHERINE SHINDLER
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1852
AGED 21 YEARS

463.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE
MEMORY OF
GEORGE ELRINGTON, ESQ.
LATE A
RETIRED COMMANDER
IN H.M. ROYAL NAVY
OBIT NOVEMBER 22nd 1847
AETAT 65
ALSO OF
MRS ELIZABETH RUNDLE
MOTHER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 18th 1854
AT THE AGE OF 101

464.   Headstone and Foot Stone


BROADBELT - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT BROADBELT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 28th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1832 AGED 68 YEARS
HE WAS A MAN UNIVERSALLY
RESPECTED
ALSO ELEANOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 4th DAY OF
JULY 1834 AGED 71 YEARS

465.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JAMES MAIR, M.D.
OBT. APRIL 18th 1798 AETAT 25 YEARS

466.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF THOMAS MULENDER
WHEELWRIGHT HE DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 8th OF DECEMBER 1759
AGED 65 YEARS

467.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO THE MEMORY
OF SUSANNA WIFE OF
WILLIAM WHIBLEY
OF CHATHAM WHO DIED
NOVEMBER YE 16th 1750
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM WHIBLEY
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM, BUTCHER
DIED APRIL THE 22nd 1755 AGED 58 YEARS

468.   Headstone and Two Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT PEIRCE
SENR. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th FEBRUARY 1763
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT PEIRCE
SON OF ROBERT AND
ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 20th DECEMBER 1758
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO ANN PEIRCE
DAUGHTER OF ROBERT AND
ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 14th JUNE 1768
AGED 5 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
ROBERT PEIRCE, SENR.
SHE DIED THE 25th MAY 1760
AGED 50 YEARS
LIKEWISE ROBERT PEIRCE
SON OF ROBERT PEIRCE
AND ANN PEIRCE, JUNR. DIED
THE 25th JULY 1762
AGE 13 MONTHS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 20th November 1762
Robert Peirce of Gillingham, Butcher
   House in Gillingham, lately occupied by Stephen Reason, to daughter Ann for ever.
   Another house in Gillingham occupied by John Skillett, to grandson Charles Deberson, for ever. His orchard in Gillingham, occupied by Edward Cook, with house and lands, to son William; to daughter Ann, £50 and round mahogany table in parlour. To daughter Mary Deberson, chest of drawers and chest on chest.
   To son Robert, the black mare which he used to ride. To two daughters, all late mother's clothes, shared equally.
Rest and residue, after debts and funeral costs paid, to son William, he is also executor.
   Witnesses: John Simmons, James Tapley and William Twopenny
   Proved 11th March 1763

469.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MR HENRY WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF JAN 1788
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF MAY 1788
AGED 53 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th August 1787
Henry White, the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   "A headstone and a gravestone with such inscription thereon as they (executors) shall think proper and suitable".
   To sons, Thomas and Henry, and daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Walters of Gillingham, Yeoman, his house at Gad's Hill, occupied by Richard Blackbourne and Nathaniel ( ? ), equally divided, for ever.
   To Elizabeth Walter, £110, but if she dies in his lifetime, then to any children she may leave, equally shared.
If in his he advances any money to Elizabeth Walters, then such sum to be deducted from the £110. To sons, Thomas and Henry, £10 each. He has £200 4% Bank Annuities in his and his wife Mary's name, his wife is to transfer £200 into her name and the names of his sons, upon trust.
   Rest and residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife absolutely.
   In case she refuses or neglects the transfer of the £200, then she is excluded from all benefits.
   In such a case, the residue to sons and daughter and John Deberson, son of his wife by her former husband, equally shared.
   If the £200 is transferred by his wife, his trustees will allow his wife to take, from time to time, the interest, for life. After her death, the £200 equally shred between his children and John Deberson.
   Wife and two sons are executors.
   Witnesses: Rachel Cook, Thomas Fellows and James Reade
   Proved 10th March 1789, power reserved to Mary White

470.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR BENJAMIN LARKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 9th OF APRIL 1803
AGED 64 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd December 1800
Benjamin Larkin of Brompton, Labourer
   To nephew Stephen Kent the Elder, of Gillingham, Labourer, £50, subject to payment of his debts and funeral costs, etc.
   Ready money, money invested, and whole of residue of personal estate, to William Andrews, of Brompton, Shipwright, with whom he now resides, Andrews is executor.
   Witnesses: Richard Hillyer and J. Stephens
   Proved 28th April 1803

471.   Chest Tomb with Armorial Crest

MORS IIII LUCRUM
HERE LIES THE BODY OF
FRANCES THE WIFE OF WM
GREGORY OF THIS PARISH
SURGEON WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 3rd DAY OF APRIL 1733
AGED [    ] YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH YE BODIES OF WILLM
AND WILLIAM AND ROBERT YE SONS
OF THE ABOVE MR WM AND FRANCES
GREGORY WHO DIED IN THEIR
INFANCY
MR WILLIAM GREGORY
SURGEON
DIED NOVEMBER XXIV
MDCCLXXI
AGED LXXI

Side Panel
MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM GREGORY AND LATE WIFE
OF CAPT. JOHN JEFFERYS DIED THE
2nd OF DEC 1779 AGED 54 YEARS

472.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN USBORNE
WHO DIED SEPT 23rd 1803 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1794 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN USBORNE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 14th 1833
AGED 79 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN DENNETT
OF CHATHAM WHO DIED 19th NOV 1752
AGED 68 YEARS
NEAR THIS STONE IS INTERRED THE BODY
OF EDMUND DENNETT
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN SEPT 1705
AGED 33 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th December 1801
John Usborne, formerly of Chatham, Cow Keeper, now School Master of Gillingham
   After debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid and according to the will of his late uncle, John Usborne, Merchant, of Ware, Hertfordshire, dated about 20th December 1787, he gives his freehold in Star Lane and wharf in Ware, then in the occupation of the Rev. John Sond, widow Humphrey, William Hitch and Samuel Taylor, lately in the occupation of Mr Sansfield and others; a house, several shops, a brew house, stables, loft, two yards, hog sty and two cow houses in a marsh called Annwell Marsh in Annwell, Hertfordshire, occupied by his said late uncle, but now by his aunt Elizabeth Usborne; he gives this estate to his son, for ever; when son John, is 14, he is to be put out apprentice as his executors think fit, but with his free consent.
   To wife Ann, rest and residue and all money he has in Bank of England.
   Wife and good friends, John Pollock, School Master of Sheerness and John Storer, Collar Maker of Bexley are executors.
    Witnesses: William Mills, David Williams and Thomas Simmons
   Proved 17th February 1804

473.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF MR RICHARD HILLYER
WHO DIED THE 25th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
1810 AGED 58 YEARS
HE LIVED AND DIED TRUE TO HIS GOD,
HIS COUNTRY AND HIS KING
OF SARAH HILLYER LATE WIFE
OF RICHARD HILLYER OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND MARY
OTLEY OF BOLTON IN THE COUNTY
OF YORK, YEOMAN DIED THE 18th JUNE
1795 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN
VIZ PENELOPE, SARAH AND THOMAS
ALL DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH HILLYER WIDOW
OF THE ABOVE DIED 23rd MAY 1836 AGED 91 YEARS
RICHD AND ELIZTH HILLYER GRANDCHILDREN
OF THE ABOVE DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, dated 11th September 1809
Richard Hillyer of Brompton, Shop Keeper
   To wife Elizabeth his own freehold dwelling house in Middle Street, Brompton, for life, as long as she remains his widow.
   After her death, or remarriage, to son Richard, when he is 22, for ever.
   If he dies under 22, then to brother, Thomas for life. After his death, to his children, equally shared. If he dies with no heirs, then to nephew, William Hillyer, son of late brother, William, for ever.
   To wife, £50 and household goods and furniture, for life. After her death or remarriage, to son Richard.
   To brother Thomas, £10 and clothes. To good friends, John Vinall of Brompton, Master Bricklayer H. M. Dockyard and Richard Philips of Brompton, Carpenter, trustees and executors, £10 each as a token of respect. To the two trustees, £1,000 in 3% annuities in Bank of England and all money in Public Funds, upon trust. Wife to receive interest for life, as above. She is to fulfil Indentures of Apprenticeship of their son Richard, clothe and support him. When he is 22, trustees to raise £100 for him from his investments.
   After wife's death or remarriage, the £1,000 stock goes to son Richard; until he is 22, the interest towards his maintenance and education.
   To trustees, ready money, stock in trade, debts and effects, upon trust, to pay debts and funeral costs and legacies, etc. They to allow wife, with son's assistance to carry on business, if they want to. If they do not want to, trustees can sell it with wife and son's approval.
   Proceeds to be invested in Public Funds, interest to wife on above conditions.
   After her death or remarriage, they to transfer funds to son at 22 years. If son dies pre 22, then to children of his late sister, Mary Tomkins, widow of John, in equal shares.
   Witnesses: Richard Freeland and William Andrews

Codicil 1st December 1809
   Wishes Thomas Cooper and Ann Croath ?, children of his sister Cooper shall share equally with children of brother William and Mary Tomkins.

Affidavit 12th December 1810
   Richard Herran of Union Street, Southwark, Tobacconist, is sworn. He knew testator well and regarding codicil, he confirms it is in testators hand.
Richard Lillwall of Gracechurch Street, London, a Quaker and Cheesmonger, knew testator well and confirms codicil is in testator's hand.
   Proved 13th December 1810

474.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF APRIL 1795
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH MELLIN WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th DAY OF APRIL 1797
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
LIKEWISE JAMES MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 29th OF JANUARY 1809 AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO MARY MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 23rd OF JULY 1817 AGED 42 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
WILLIAM MELLIN
WHO DIED THE 15th DAY OF MAY 1829 AGED 29 YEARS
LIKEWISE THOMAS MELLIN WHO DIED
THE 28th OF FEBRUARY 1831 AGED 63 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th July 1784
Joseph Mellin of Brompton, Shipwright
   Wife Molly is executor.
   To her all his goods, ready money, investments, furniture and household goods. She to pay debts and funeral costs, etc.
   Witnesses: William Grant and John Sommerton

475.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM PICKMAN
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST THE 18th 1762 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO SALLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY THE 12th 1761 AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO ELEANOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PICKMAN DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 5th 1780 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF MARSH PICKMAN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 29th 1783 AGED 28 YEARS
MARSH PICKMAN HUSBAND TO HANNAH PICKMAN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV 6th 1783 AGED 26 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 24th January 1757
William Pickman, of Gillingham, Rope Maker
   All ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, personal estate, after debts and funeral costs, etc., are paid, to wife Eleanor, for ever.
   Witnesses: John Skillett and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 1st September 1762

476.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF MR JOHN SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
16th OF APRIL 1796 AGED 46 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th April 1796
John Smith, late of Shadwell, now of Brompton, Ballast Man
   All ready money, investments, household goods and furniture and residue, to good friend James Masson of Shadwell, Victualler and John McGee of Brompton, Ballast Man, upon trust. They to sell estate, except clothes and watch, which goes to brothers, Francis and Alexander. After payment of debts and funeral costs, etc., they to pay remainder to his wife, Susannah, twelve months after his death, absolutely. Before the twelve months are up she to receive interest.
If she dies during this period, leaving his heirs, then upon trust for his child/children, equally shared.
If no children survive this period, upon trust, to pay his two brothers £100 each.
Residue to wife, absolutely.
Witnesses: William Kennett and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
Proved 6th July 1796

477.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BRIDGE
MAJOR IN H.M 84th REGT
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1855
"Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise,
Cast out"

478.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
GERTRUDE CLATWORTHY
WHO DIED 25th APRIL 1858
AGED 17 YEARS

479.   Headstone

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF
CATHERINE HARTLEY THE
ONLY CHILD OF DAVID AND
CATHERINE HARTLEY WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th
OF OCTOBER 1722 AGED
14 YRS 8MO & 16 DAYS

480.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD BRAY
LATE SMITH IN HIS MAJESTY’S DOCK
YARD, SHEERNESS WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE 8th JULY 1815 AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th November 1810
Richard Bray, of Isle of Sheppey, Blacksmith
   His house on north side of High Street, Blue Town, Minster, ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, clothes, watches, real and personal estate, after usual expenses, to wife Eleanor, late Eleanor Pichly, widow, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Silvester, Solicitor, Sheerness, C. Barkars, Sheerness and John Hooker, Junior, Sheerness.
   Proved 22nd August 1815

481.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF
THOMAS WHITE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF OCTOBER
1781 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS WHITE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF JANUARY
1821 AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO JAMES SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4th OF NOVEMBER
1804 AGED 32 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 17th June 1818
Thomas White of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Desires to be carried to burial ground on men's shoulders.
   To brother Henry, £50.
   All his goods, investments, household furniture, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to Francis Smith White alias Francis Smith White Sparkes, Harriet White Sparkes, Thomas White White alias Thomas White Sparkes, reputed children of his late son, james by Martha Sparkes, spinster, equally shared at 21 years.
   Desires executors to carry on farming business until above grandchildren are all over 21, then to sell business to Francis Smith White Sparkes, who is to pay a fair valuation for the stock and crops.
   Friends, Isaac Friday, of Gillingham, Miller and William Pell of Rainham, Butcher, executors and guardians of the grandchildren, until they are all 21.
   Witnesses: John Stunt and William Lyng
   Proved 12th April 1821

482.   Ledger over Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MARY
WIFE OF MR ROBERT DURHAM
OF THE PARISH OF GILLINGHAM
WHO DIED 13th NOVEMBER 1823
AGED 66 YEARS
"The Winter of Trouble is Past,
The Storm of Affliction is O’er,
Her Struggle is Ended at Last,
And Sorrow and Death are no more,
She was a Loving Virtuous Wife,
Who Sooth’d the Rugged Path of Life,
And now is Crown’d with Heavenly Bliss,
In Everlasting Happiness"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR ROBERT DURHAM
WHO DIED 3rd MAY 1839
AGED 84 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th November 1838
Robert Durham, of Gillingham, Gentleman
   Body to be interred in family vault in Gillingham churchyard.
   To James Beal of Chatham, Baker and Mary Ann Durham, his wife, £5 each; to Ann Durham Beal, their daughter, £10, to Sarah Ann Durham, another daughter, £10, to James Durham Beal, their son, £10. To James Gilbert one of his executors, £10, to other executor, john London, £10.
   To Elizabeth Tinker, now living with him, an annuity of £20 for life. After her death, the annuity to her daughter, Eleanor Tinker, for life.
   To Robert Durham Beal, son of James, his silver tankard and silver watch. To Mary Ann Durham Shrewsbury, daughter of James, silver tea pot and china.
   To James Gilbert of Brompton, Surgeon and John London of Gillingham, Yeoman, all personal estate, upon trust. They to sell and to pay debts and funeral costs etc.
   His two houses in Church Street, Gillingham, occupied by Francis Couves and three houses in Christmas Street, Gillingham, occupied by William Allen, William Wood and [      ] Dowling, to his trustees, to sell or mortgage, proceeds from the two houses to James Beal and his wife, for ever. Proceeds from the three houses to Sarah Simmonds of Rochester, widow, for life. After her death, to the children of James Beal shared equally.
   To William Tong of Gillingham, Bricklayer, his own house in Christmas Street, for ever, subject to an annuity for four years after testators', paid to trustees to pay debts and funeral costs and legacies, etc.
   To Elizabeth Tinker, for life, the house occupied by Francis Couves, next to the house, in trust for James Beal and his wife, occupied by Edward Adams, together with the yard for washing and drying of clothes and use of the well. After her death, to her daughter Elizabeth Eleanor Tinker for life. After her death, to Robert Durham Beal son of James, forever.
   Executors are also trustees.
   Witnesses: Walter Hills, Solicitor, Chatham and G F Newnham?, Carpenter, Gillingham.
   Proved 15th May 1839.

483.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY
WIFE OF WILLIAM FORDHAM
DIED 17th NOV 1831
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM FORDHAM
DIED 26th JAN 1836
AGED 77 YEARS

484.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF WILLIAM SAYWELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY THE
5th 1785 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY FORDHAM WIFE OF
WILLIAM FORDHAM (AND FORMERLY WIFE
OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM SAYWELL)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER THE
18th 1788 AGED 42 YEARS
LIKEWISE OF JOHN AND WILLIAM FORDHAM
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

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IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM SAYWELL
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1834 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1848 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN FRIEND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT ALBERT TOWN, SOUTH
AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 8th 1842
AGED 28 YEARS

485.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH MILES OF
THIS PARISH FORMERLY OF UPCHURCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th OCT 1803
AGED 59 YEARS

486.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MALCOLM PASLEY
WHO DIED 1st AUGST MDCCCXXXI
AGED XVI YEARS

487.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN VINALL OF THIS PARISH
MANY YEARS MASTER BRICKLAYER OF
HIS MAJESTY’S YARD CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 7th SEPT 1786
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 4th OF MARCH 1769
IN THE 34th YEAR OF HER AGE
LIKEWISE FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN
TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
MRS MARY VINALL WIFE
OF THE ABOVE DIED THE 29th MARCH 1805
AGED 76 YEARS
ANN JUDITH VINALL
DIED MARCH 5th 1826 AGED 38 YEARS
MRS JUDITH VINALL
DIED JANUARY 30th 1834
AGED 70 YEARS
JOHN VINALL SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND ANN VINALL
WAS BORN THE 27th OF NOVEMBER 1761
AND DIED THE 12th OF OCTOBER 1846

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1786
John Vinall of Gillingham, Master Bricklayer of H.M. Dockyard
   Son John, wife Mary and daughter Mary, are executors as long as latter two remain unmarried, when they marry their executorship ceases.
   To sister Ann wife of [ ] Banks of Sturle?, Sussex, £10; to son and daughter, John and Mary, £400 each. To wife, £20, also an annuity of £10, from his house in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by William Court, as long as she remains his widow. This house goes to son John, for ever. His house in Seaford, Sussex, occupied by his brother, Edward, to brother Edward, for ever.
   To his wife his now dwelling house in Middle Street, Brompton and furniture, shared with daughter, for life. After wife's death, or marriage, the furniture is shared between his son and daughter. Residue after debts and funeral costs, to wife and children, equally shared.
   If son should marry either of the daughters of Thomas Sutton of Brompton, Victualler, then his legacies are void and he will not be an executor, in that case he gets 1 shilling only.
   Then the £400 legacy and house in Wood Street, and share of furniture of his own house, subject to wife's life interest, and share of residue to daughter Mary, for ever and she will be sole executor after wife's death or remarriage.
   Witnesses: George Giles, John Prall and Henry Hills
   Proved 26th September 1786

488.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY
OF RICHARD RUDYERD, ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF OCTOBER 1793
AGED 84 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th May 1793
Richard Rudyerd the Elder of Chatham, Gentleman
All of his estate, after usual costs, to wife Ann, absolutely. She is executor.
Witnesses: G. Vanderlaan and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
Proved 28th November 1783

489.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM HARDINGE
WHO DIED THE 5th OF NOVEMBER
1795 AGED 52 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 28th October 1795
William Hardinge of Brompton
   To sister, Mary Hooper, £20; to brother Benjamin, £20; to mother, Sarah, £30 annuity, for life. Residue to wife Sarah. To friend Thomas ? Andrews, a ring. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas W. Andrews, Richard Rudd and William Spencer
   Proved 4th December 1795

490.   Headstone and Body Stone

JAMES LARKIN
DIED JULY 24th 1801 IN HIS 74th YEAR

491.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL LARKIN
LATE FOREMAN OF THE RIGGERS IN HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM IN WHICH STATION
HE SERVED UPWARDS OF 33 YEARS AND DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JAN 6th 1763 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO TWO GRANDCHILDREN, JOHN AND
MICHAEL LOCK
ALSO MRS ANN LARKIN MOTHER TO THE
ABOVE MICHAEL LARKIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE APRIL 28th 1763 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZTH LARKIN WIFE OF THE
ABOVE MICHAEL LARKIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE JANUARY 21st 1766 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM GRANT DIED APRIL 1st 1779
AGED 1 YEAR

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 13th December 1752
Michael Larkin, of Chatham, Foreman Rigger H.M. Dockyard
   All of his property to wife Elizabeth, for life. After her death, to his children, James, Elizabeth, Anne Hanmer and Michael, for ever, equally shared.
   To son James, £10 at 21 and all his clothes; to his three daughters, £20 each as follows, £10 on day of marriage or at 21, and/or £10 at 21 years.
   To son Michael, £40, this to be retained by executor, to put him out apprentice at appropriate age, also his watch, gold studs and silver knee buckles. After payment of debts and funeral costs, etc., residue as follows, ½ to wife, ½ divided equally between his five children at 21 years, or day of wife's remarriage. Wife and son James are executors.
   Witnesses: William Jennis, John Miller and William Stubbs
   Proved 21st January 1763

492.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF JOHN PEIRCE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN 14th 1793
AGED 22 YEARS
SAMUEL LONDON AND ELIZABETH ANN
THEIR OFFSPRING DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN PEIRCE
DIED THE 10th OF MARCH 1799 AGED 30 YEARS
WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM & MARY FIELD
DIED MARCH 26th 1801 AGED 8 MONTHS
MR WILLIAM FIELD DIED 24th DECEMBER
1801 AGED 34 YEARS
ROBERT ESSEX PEIRCE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1st JUNE 1819 AGED 21 YEARS

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"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY FIELD LATE OF BROMPTON
IN THIS PARISH
FORMERLY WIFE OF JOHN PEIRCE
(NAMED ON THE OTHER SIDE HEREOF)
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th DAY OF DECEMBER
1844 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HER AGE
LEAVING ISSUE (BY HER FIRST HUSBAND) TWO
DAUGHTERS TO LAMENT THE LOSS OF THE MOST
AFFECTIONATE PARENT
ALSO JOHN THOMAS SON OF MR JOHN
PEIRCE AND ELIZABETH CATT OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 19th 1850 AGED 5½ YEARS
ALSO FREDERICK THEIR SON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 24th 1850 AGED 2½ YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 30th November 1801
William Field of Brompton, Butcher
All of estate to wife, Mary, for ever. She is executor.
Witnesses: John Prall, Attorney, Rochester, Joshua Bone of Rochester, Tailor and Edward Owden of Brompton, Tailor

493.   Chest Tomb

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF ELIZABETH BUTTON DAUGHTER
OF JAMES TAPLEY OF STROUD*
AND WIFE OF THOMAS BUTTON
MASTER SAIL MAKER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM WHO DIED
THE 26th MARCH 1715 IN THE 36th YEAR
OF HER AGE AND LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS
AND ONE DAUGHTER
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF THOMAS
BUTTON LATE MASTER SAIL MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTY’S YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17th DAY
OF MARCH 1728 IN THE 58th YEAR OF
HIS AGE LEAVING ISSUE TWO SONS
FRANCIS AND JAMES

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd August 1727
Thomas Button of Gillingham, Master Sail Maker, H. M. Dockyard
   To Margaret Rich wife of Henry, Shipwright, £8 for mourning; to brother Francis, £6 for mourning; to sister, Elizabeth Palmer, £6 for mourning. To son Francis, £550. Residue including money in South Sea Company and South Sea Annuities, to son James, for ever, except rings, plate, jewels, woollen, linen, household goods, equally shared between sons James and Francis.
   His two houses or farm houses, stables, orchards and pieces of land in St.Warburgh, alias Hoo, occupied by Edward Chapman and a house in Brompton in his own occupation, to son Francis and his heirs for ever. In default of heirs to son James and his heirs for ever.
   Two leasehold houses in Chatham occupied by Mr Williams and Mr ( ? ), to son Francis for rest of term. His farm in St.Warburgh occupied by Thomas Knight and another farm in Hoo occupied by Thomas Goldsmith and a third farm in Hoo occupied by Robert Heald?, and four houses in Brompton occupied by Edward Hammond, Valentine Watts, Thomas Larkin and Edward Childs, to son James for ever, in default of heirs to son Francis for ever. If both sons die without leaving heirs, then to brother Francis for ever.
   Two houses at Newington occupied by John Benkins and John Atnoke, to Margaret Rich, for ever.
   Witnesses: Anthony Plummer, Henry Wilkins and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 18th June 1729

494.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN LAREMAR
WHO DIED THE 30th MARCH 1756
AGED 65
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DIED
THE 2nd OF NOVR 174[   ] AGED [   ] YEARS
"We are Meet Again [    ]"

495.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR SAMUEL WARREN
WHO DIED THE 29th MARCH 1805
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WARREN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st MARCH 1826
AGED 83 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 19th March 1783
Samuel Warrin of Brompton, Shipwright
   To his two sisters, Elizabeth and Ann Warrin, of London, all of his estate, equally shared, subject to payment of debts and funeral costs, etc. They are his executors.
   Witnesses: Henry Essenhigh and John Pichley
   Proved 8th April 1805

496.   Thick Ledger of Brick Base

HERE LYETH INT[ERRED]
ADAM LAREMAR OF THIS [PARISH]
WHO [DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[      ] [1689]

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated1st February 1683
Adam Lorimar, Shipwright of Gillingham
   To grand daughter, Frances, daughter of Abraham Northrop of Chatham, Shipwright, his house, occupied by [      ] Faircloath and Richard Read; to grandson, Adam son of above Abraham, his house occupied by George Jackson; also to Frances and Adam, £10 each.
   If both these grandchildren die without heirs, then the houses and the £20 to his sons, William and John, equally shared; to (hidden by crease), son of William Lorimor , house and marshland which testator lives in. 20 shillings each to all his godchildren, Amy Adams, wife of Henry of Gillingham; Adam Rayner; Adam Alloway; Adam son of Nicolas Stancell; Adam Northrop; Thomas Twister and Richard Willard. 40 shillings to the poor widows of Gillingham at the discretion of his executors. To Abraham Northrop, son in law, 30 shillings to buy a ring.
   Sons William and John are executors.
   Real estate at Harstow (Lower Halstow?) and St. Walbough, alias Hoo (St. Werburgh), occupied by John Gillett and his houses in Gillingham occupied by John Francis, Robert Smyth, Robert Noble and Nicolas Stancell, his personal estate and money to sons William and John, equally shared. They to pay legacies and funeral costs. The chest in his chamber with linen in it, to son John, this was his mother's desire. If son William dies without heirs, then all to son John and likewise if John dies without heirs.
   Signs will with his mark
   Witnesses: John Bullard, Thomas Morgan and Joane Hammond
   Proved 14th May 1689. Granted to son John

497.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR ROBERT REED
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th MARCH 1798
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS SARAH REED WIFE OF
MR JAMES REED LATE OF WOOLWICH
AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th MAY 1822
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO MR JAMES REED SON OF THE
ABOVE MR ROBERT REED WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 16th JULY 1832
AGED 43 YEARS

Universal British Directory, 1795
Robert Reed, Tailor

498.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
RACHEL WIFE OF MR
WILLM LAREMAR SHE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JAN THE 28th 1763
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO HERE LIES THREE SONS
AND TWO DAUGHTERS
LEFT ISSUE THREE SONS AND ONE
DAUGHTER
ALSO THE ABOVE MR WILLM LAREMAR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th DECR 1780
IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE

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JAMES HOWELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY THE 28th 1793
AGED 32 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 25th November 1780
William Laremar the Elder of Brompton, Shipwright
   To grandson, James Howell, his silver watch. To each of his grand daughters, Elizabeth and Ann Howell, a gold ring.
Ready money, goods, chattels, securities, furniture and household goods, benefits from the Admirable? Society of Shipwrights and wages due from Chatham Dockyard, to his children, William and Adam and Mary Howell, equally shared. Son William and daughter Mary are executors.
   Witnesses: William Taylor, Robert Dadd and John Sommerton
   Proved 13th January 1781

499.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MARY
WIFE OF MR JAMES HOWELL
DAUGHTER OF MR WILLM LAREMAR
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF APRIL 1781
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THREE DAUGHTERS
MARY, RACHEL AND SUSANNA
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND THREE DAUGHTERS
"In Faith she Died, in Dust she Lies,
But Faith Forsees that Dust shall Rise,
When Jesus Christ is Souverine Word,
Calls his Saints to meet their Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JAMES HOWELL
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th SEPTEMR
1789 AGED 64 YEARS
"Oh! Let us then our Souls Prepare,
For that Uncertain Hour,
Lest Death should end our Pain and Care,
In Sin by Satan’s Power"

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IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
MR SAMUEL REED
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 29th 1838
AGED 43 YEARS

500.   Headstone and Two Body Stones


ANN & JAMES WHITE - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF ELIZTH
WIFE OF JAMES WHITE
OF CHATHAM DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF MARCH 1771
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WHITE, GENT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF JULY 1785
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE APRIL THE 25th 1787 AGED 55 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 28th August 1782
James White of Chatham, Victualler
   To wife, Sarah and nephew Thomas White, son of brother Henry White, his three freehold houses in Chatham, occupied by William Whitehead, [      ] Creed and [     ] Weeks, upon trust. They are to sell and pay his debts, probate and legacies.
   Residue of money divided between brothers Henry and his children, Thomas, Henry and Elizabeth wife of John Walter, equally shared. The share of Elizabeth to be held by Charles Townson of Chatham, Book Seller and William Pool of Chatham, Hatter, on her behalf and that of her children. Two freehold houses in Chatham, occupied by George Peter to Charles Townson and William Pool, upon trust.
   If brother Henry dies in testator's lifetime leaving his now wife Mary, his share goes to her. If they both die in that time, then to their children, equally shared, Elizabeth's share held as before. If any of them die in testator's lifetime, leaving lawful heirs, their share to the child/children. If any die with no lawful heirs, their share divided between the survivors.
   To wife Sarah two freehold houses in Chatham occupied by George Peter, for life. After her death, to his trustees, upon trust, to sell and pay £20 for wife's funeral and to pay remainder to nephews and nieces, equally shared. Trustees to invest Elizabeth's share and pay her interest and/or principal as they think fit. If she dies before the whole of the money is fully paid, then remainder to her children, shared equally. Trustees can use the money towards children's maintenance and education.
   Also to his trustees his leasehold house in Holborn Lane, known by the sign of the "King's Arms", held on lease from the Mayor and Citizens of Rochester for 21 years from 25th March 1781, upon trust, his wife to dwell there for rest of term, after her death, if she dies while lease is still in force, trustees to sell and pay proceeds to nephews and nieces.
   To wife all household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, etc. absolutely.
   He gives and forgives brother Henry and John Walter all the sums they owe him.
   To all the grandchildren of his mother, Elizabeth Woolsey, John Jacques, son of John Jacques of Chatham, Gentleman, Sarah Stirle, wife of John, John Day son of John Day of Deptford, Master Sail Maker, Elizabeth Sturgis wife of [     ] Sturgis of Deptford, Painter, Thomas and James Woolsey of Chatham, Victuallers, 5 guineas each.
   To, trustees, a mourning ring each. Residue to wife, for ever. Wife and nephew Thomas White are executors.
   Witnesses: J. Simmons, R. Simmons and James Read
   Proved July 8th 1785 Goods and Chattels value less than £600

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