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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 501 to 612

501.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SMART OF THIS PARISH
HE DIED THE 19th OF OCTOBER1779
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
MARY WIFE OF JOHN SMART
SHE DIED THE 4th OF MAY 1775
AGED 50 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th June 1770
John Smart of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To nephew, William Smart of Gillingham, Yeoman, all goods and chattels, stock and effects, horses, cows, sheep and other livestock, household goods, bedding, linen, plate, china, clothes, instruments of husbandry, for ever, subject to the following charges:
   Payment of debts and funeral costs and legacies to Mary wife of Thomas White, Yeoman, £10; to Martha Smart, Spinster, daughter of William Smart of Charing, Gentleman, £20; to John Moore of Chilham, £10; to Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Cooper of Kingstead ? , Kent, Yeoman, £10; to Mary Moore of Canterbury, Spinster, sister of Elizabeth Cooper, £10; to Amey wife of Joseph Burley of Newnham, £10.
   Nephew, William Smart is executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Rain and Robert Wise
   Proved 17th October 1780

502.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES LEWIS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF OCTOBER 1802
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
ANN LEWIS WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF JANUARY 1831
AGED 76 YEARS

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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN MADDOCKS
WHO DIED THE 7th OF APRIL 1854
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO THOMASINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF JULY 1858
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO JOHN AND GEORGE SONS OF
THE ABOVE WH0 DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated and 17th October 1802
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th March 1854
James Lewis, of Gillingham, Yeoman
   All estate to wife, Elizabeth, for life; after her death, to John and Ann Frederick, children of her former husband, John Frederick, and to daughter Elizabeth Lewis, at 21 years, for ever.
   If his wife dies before they are 21, then when they are 21, they are to have £50 each.
   Wife and her son, John are executors.
   Witnesses: W. Stone, Thomas Cox and Henry Heath
   Proved January 1803

John Maddocks of Gillingham, Butcher
   From money owning to him, stock and effects, sufficient money to be raised for the support of daughters, Catherine, until she is married, and daughter, Elizabeth until she is 21or married. After debts and funeral costs are paid, the profits from his business to wife and son Edward, in equal shares. There are various articles of furniture belonging to son Edward and daughter Catherine, which are to delivered to them. Daughter Catherine is executor.
   Witnesses: Lucretia Couves and C. M. Jeall
   Proved 2nd April 1855

503.  Headstone and Foot Stone

THOMASINE FREDERICK
WIFE OF JOHN FREDERICK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JULY 1778
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT FREDERICK SON OF
JOHN AND ANN FREDERICK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1780
AGED 18 YEARS
HENRY FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 12th OF AUGUST 1787
AGED 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS
JOHN FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JULY 1792
AGED 46 YEARS
JOHN FREDERICK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 8th OF JANUARY
1845 AGED 46 YEARS


Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd June 1792
John Frederick of Gillingham, Victualler
   To wife Ann, son John and daughters, Thomasine and Ann, all personal estate, goods and chattels and money to be shared equally after debts and funeral costs are paid. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Robert Frederick, James Ripoth (mark of) and Frances Baker
   Proved 20th September 1792

504.   Headstone and Body Stones

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD EDGCUMBE, ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED XXIX OF JULY
MDCCLXXXIV AGED L YEARS
ALSO PIERCE EDGCUMBE, ESQ.
OF BROMPTON ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED THE XVII OF APRIL MDCCCXXXIV
AGED LXV YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS OF THE ABOVE
PIERCE AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO ELEANOR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
NAMED PIERCE WHO DIED
THE XXVII OF JANUARY MDCCCXLIV
AGED LXIX YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 9th July 1784 and 19th September 1832
Richard Edgcumbe of Brompton, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in Gillingham churchyard, as near to the remains of his late children, as possible. To wife Elizabeth, all freeholds and leaseholds in Hartmell, Sydenham Dammerell, Devon and land and property in Milton next Sittingbourne and the house in Brompton he now lives in, and any other freeholds, for as long as she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then to son Pierce, for ever. To wife all wines and other liquors. To son Pierce his large silver cup with two handles and cover. To daughter, Sarah his silver coffee pot and a dozen silver spoons. Wife to have use of all household goods and furniture, plate, jewels, rings, linen, woollen, china, etc., for life, same condition as above. To brother and sister in law, John and Susannah Tufry ?, £10 each for mourning. To John Vinall, Junior and his wife Ann, daughters of testator, Thomas Wiseman, Junior, Edmund Wiseman and William Wiseman, £10 each. To brother Gabriel, £100; to Sarah Windcott, £30. To his trustees, brother Gabriel, Joseph Drawbridge of Brompton, Shipwright and William Tapley of Brompton, Gentleman, his trustees, £5 each and 1 guinea for a ring. Residue after after usual costs, to trustees, upon trust. They to invest in Government Funds and pay interest to his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death, trustees to transfer £1,900 4% Consols to daughter Sarah at 21 or day of marriage but she must marry with trustees approval and consent. If she dies under 21, then her legacy to son Pierce at 21 for ever. Remainder upon further trust to be divided equally between his son and daughter.
   Wife, brother Gabriel, Joseph Drawbridge and William Tapley are executors. For the better education of his children, they are in custody of his male trustees until they are 21.
   Witness: Mary Vavasor, Richard Vavasor and J. Simmons
   Proved 2nd October 1784

Pierce Edgcumbe, Esquire (Dockyard Clerk), formerly of Brompton, Gillingham then of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, Plymouth and Woolwich, late of Rochester but now of Brompton, Chatham.
   Wife Eleanor, good friend Elizabeth Parry of Chatham, Spinster , son Richard and nephew Rev Temple Chevalier, Vicar of St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge, are executors.
   Desires to be interred in a stout oak coffin, painted black, wants one hearse and one mourners coach, without plumes.
   To wife Eleanor £100, household goods and furniture, (except silver cup) in his houses at Brompton and Boxley. To son Richard his family silver cup. To son Richard and Temple Chevalier all his property in Sydenham Dammerell, Devon, occupied by Thomas Roskilly, upon several trusts during life of his daughter, Ellen. Rents to her and after her death to her children. (Difficult to read some of this will, some "bleed through").
   The property in Devon came to him from his late father, Richard, rents from this to his daughters, Ellen and Rebecca, for life. After their deaths, to son Richard, for ever.
   To daughter, Ellen an annuity of £50 for life, the same to Emma Pilcher . Executors to lay out £1,000 and pay interest to daughter Ellen and after her death to pay this to Emma Pilcher, in lieu of the annuity. By a marriage settlement dated 1st September 1826, with her late husband, Peter Pilcher, Emma is to discharge the estate from the annuity.
   Residue of personal estate and effects, upon trust, to sell that not consisting of cash and invest in Public Funds, interest to his wife for life. After her death to son Richard, if he is dead with no lawful heirs, then to daughters, Ellen and Emma, shared equally.
   Witnesses: George Jewel, M.D. Sackville Street, Piccadilly, J.S. Stephens and M. J. Stephens, Solicitors, Chatham.
   Proved 9th May 1834 Power reserved to Eleanor Edgcumbe

505.   Headstone and Foot Stone


SQUIRE - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
JANE SQUIRE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & SARAH SQUIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF AUGT 1793
AGED 13 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO ELEANOR AND MARTHA SQUIRE
DAUGHTERS OF JOHN AND SARAH SQUIRE
WHO BOTH DIED THE 3rd OF SEPTEMBER 1794
ELIZABETH AGED 9 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
AND MARTHA AGED 4 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
JOHN SQUIRE MANY YEARS MASTER GUNNER OF
CHATHAM LINES DIED OCT 2nd 1814 AGED 74 YEARS
CATHERINE COURT DAUGHTER OF JNO & SARAH
SQUIRE DIED DECR 22nd 1823 AGED 30 YEARS
SARAH SQUIRE WIFE OF JOHN SQUIRE
DIED APRIL 22nd 1825 AGED 69 YEARS

506.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH BOWER
LATE MASTER CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
DOCKYARD, CHATHAM
WHO DIED THE 12th MAY 1806 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH SHARP WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 13th OF MARCH 1810
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH AND SARAH BOWER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ
ELIZABETH, WILLIAM AND HARRIOT
MR WILLIAM KENNETT
WHO DIED THE 7th MARCH 1808 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO MRS SARAH KENNETT WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 7th DAY OF OCTOBER 1810
AGED 60 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st March 1806
Joseph Bower, of Gillingham, Master House Carpenter, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham
All his estate, after debts and funeral costs, to wife, Sarah, who is executor.
Witnesses: George Mitchell and Thomas Scott
Proved 5th July 1806

507.   Headstone and Body Stone

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF MR JOHN
EALES MASTER BAKER OF THIS
PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH THE 20th 1762
IN THE 39th YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE LEFT A WIFE AND 3 DAUGHTERS
HERE ALSO LYETH 3 CHILDREN VIZ
JOHN EALES DIED NOVEMBER YE 3rd 1756
AGED 1 YEAR & 8 MONTHS
MARY EALES DIED APRIL YE 30th 1756
AGED 1 MONTH
ELIZH EALES DIED NOVEMBER YE 30th 1759
AGED 3 YEARS & 8 MONTHS
"Lo! I lie here Sleeping in the Dust,
Until the Resurrection of the Just,
And then our Saviour Christ shall say,
"Arise you dead and Come Away""

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IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH HOLBRUN
WIFE OF JOHN
HOLBRUN & RELICT
OF JOHN EALES
DIED OCT 30th 1765
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO
ANN HOLBRUN
WIFE OF JOHN
HOLBRUN DIED
MARCH 6th 1781
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN HOLBRUN
DIED APRIL 17th
1790 AGED
74 YEARS

508.   Headstone and Body Stone

MR
NATHANIEL JENNIS
LATE COMMISSIONER’S CHIEF CLERK
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19th JULY 1780
AGED 40 YEARS
GEORGE JENNIS HIS SON
DIED THE 26th OF SEPTEMBER 1780
AGED 2 YEARS
WILLIAM HENRY JENNIS NEPHEW
OF THE ABOVE DIED 12th APRIL 1826
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO FRANES JENNIS NIECE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 10th OF JANY 1829 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN JENNIS NIECE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 25th JANY 1829 AGED 29 YEARS
MUCH LAMENTED BY ALL FRIENDS
ALSO HARRIET JENNIS NIECE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 6th DEC 1842 AGED 42 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd November 1779
Nathaniel Jennis, of Gillingham, Gentleman
To George Guy of Chatham, Gentleman and Nicholas Davison of Wood Street, London, Apothecary, all his capital of £1,000 in the 3% Annuities and money raised from his personal estate, to produce enough money in the 3% annuities to raise £100 to be put in the name of his wife, Mary and the above trustees, upon trust, wife to receive the £100 per annum for life. After her death, the income goes to their children at 21 years, when the capital will be transferred to them in equal shares. If no children survive to 21, then to William, Thomas, Mary and Frances Jennis, children of his late brother, William by Frances his wife, shared equally. To Frances Jennis and the above four children, £10 each for mourning.
   To George Guy and Nicholas Davison, a mourning ring each as a token of his regard for them. George Guy also gets £20. Residue of personal estate, to wife Mary, for ever. She and the other two trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: William Davis, George Kirby and John Hick, Attorney of Rochester
   Proved 13th July 1780

509.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR
WILLIAM JENNIS
LATE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP
VICTORY DIED THE 12th OF JUNE 1778
AGED 61 YEARS
ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 7th OF OCTOBER 1755
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JENNIS SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 22nd 1849 AGED 88 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated November 1762
William Jennis Carpenter of H. M. S. Sovereign in Hampshire
   All estate to wife, Frances, who is executor, except silver plate, which is to be equally divided between his wife and children. £10 to son William for mourning, William also has his silver watch.
   Witnesses: William Browell and Adam Waddell
   Proved June 1779

510.   Headstone and Foot Stone


NELSON - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
AUGUSTIN NELSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF MAY 1755
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO CHRISTIAN HIS WIFE DIED
THE 16th OF FEBY 1762 AGED 77 YEARS

511.   Headstone and Foot Stone


NEWTON - RE-SITED GROUP WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
BENJAMIN NEWTON
DIED THE 22nd OF MARCH 1755
IN THE 66th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
BENJAMIN NEWTON
WHO DIED SEPT THE 6th 1755
AGED 63 YEARS
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th March 1755
Benjamin Newton of Gillingham, Gunner of H. M. S. Barfleur
 
All wages due and ready money and investments, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his sister, Christian Johnson of St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex , she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Jennis and Thomas Tomlyn
   Proved 15th September 1755

512.  Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN LATE WIFE OF
GEORGE GOODES
SHIPWRIGHT AND DAUGHTER TO
CAPT BILLOPP
WHO DIED THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER 1757
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO MR GEORGE GOODES
LATE MASTER CAULKER AND ASSISTANT
OF HIS MAJESTY’S YARD AT SHEERNESS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 2nd OF MARCH 1760
AGED 56 YEARS

513.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY ANN
CROWHURST
BORN THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 1823
DIED THE 13th OF JUNE 1843
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CROWHURST
BORN THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER 1781
DIED THE 27th OF JULY 1855
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CROWHURST
BORN FEBRUARY 17th 1786
DIED NOVEMBER 3rd 1857

514.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PUDDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 4th MAY 1825
AGED 64 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please to give me Ease,
And Free me from the Pain"
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PUDDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th SEPTEMBER 1841
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO DANIEL GOODING
WHO DIED 24th JANUARY 1833
IN THE 51st YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO CHARLOTTE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DANIEL GOODING
WHO DIED 3rd JUNE 1837 AGED 62 YEARS

515.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JANE LETLEY
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND
JANE LETLEY
WHO DIED JULY 26th
1811
AGED 4 YEARS
AND 18 DAYS
"Beneath a Sleeping Infant lies,
To earth her Ashes Lent,
Hereafter shall more Glorious Rise,
And none More Innocent"

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IN
MEMORY OF
MRS JANE LETLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY THE 14th 1815
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO DAVID LETLEY
WHO WAS UNFORTUNATELY
DROWNED IN LONG REACH
JANUARY THE 13th 1815
AGED 18 YEARS

516.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY FRITH
THE WIFE OF
JOHN FRITH
WHO DIED IN CHILD BED
JANY 9th 1811
AGED 35 YEARS
"By Death’s dart and through Neglect,
I quickly was Summoned hence,
And left [     ] Children,
Behind and [      ]"

517.   Ledger over Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GEORGE ELLIS SON OF
MR GEORGE ELLIS AND MARY ANN
HIS WIFE
OF BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 6th DAY OF MAY 1855
AGED 30 YEARS
MRS MARY ANN ELLIS
DIED JULY 9th 1856 AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES, CHARLES AND ANN ELLIS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

518.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR JOHN WHITTHORNE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1st
OF NOV 1814 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN WIFE
OF MR JOHN WHITTHORNE
WHO DIED NOV 30th 1832
AGED 82 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th June 1807
John Whitthorne of Broad Alley, Brompton, Shipwright
   All freeholds and leaseholds to wife Mary for life, after her death, to their children, Mary wife of Isaac Richmond of Blackwall, Middlesex, Shipwright, and Jonathan and William, for ever, equally shared. All ready money and investments, furniture, and all other effects to wife, she and Stephen Elliott of St. Mary Hoo, Yeoman are executors.
   Witnesses: Benjamin Haite, Mary Haite and William Poole
   Proved 14th January 1815

519.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE PASSBY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF JANUARY 1852
AGED 69 YEARS

520.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARTHA WIFE OF
JOSEPH BALE WHO DIED NOV
THE 9th 1820 AGED 36 YEARS
LEAVING A KIND HUSBAND & SIX
CHILDREN TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS
"Here she lies Sleeping in the Dust,
Until the Resurrection of the Just,
When our Dear Saviour Christ shall say,
"Arise ye Dead and Come Away"

521.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SHEPPARD
WHO DIED THE 2nd JANY 1791 AGED 5 WEEKS
ALICE SHEPPARD DIED THE 1st MARCH 1794
AGED 2 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
ALICE SHEPPARD
WHO DIED THE 9th NOV 1798 AGED 11 DAYS
ANNE ELIZABETH SHEPPARD
DIED THE 27th MAY 1806
AGED 1 YEAR AND 8 MONTHS

522.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY ESDALE
SON OF
THOMAS AND AMELIA ESDALE
WHO DIED AUGUST 1854
AGED 1 YEAR
ALSO
JOHN THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 8th
1857 AGED 6 YEARS
"Suffer little Children to come unto Me and
Forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom
Of God"

523.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS JANE BOWDER
WIDOW OF
AMBROSE BOWDER ESQ
WHO DIED ON THE 6th AUGUST 1852
AGED 78 YEARS

524.   Ledger over Stone Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANNE CATHERINE
WIFE OF WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 23rd 1837
AGED 56
ALSO THE ABOVE MENTIONED
WILLIAM PAYNE ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 24th 1842
AGED 81

525.   Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
PAINE BRIGS
DAUGHTER OF
WILLM & JANE RODES
WHO DIED MAR 31st 1743
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO HER TWO INFANTS LIETH
IN THE SAME GRAVE
THE SAID WILLIAM RODES
DIED 1732

526.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WHIBLEY
WHO DIED THE 21st OF SEPT 1796 AGED 49 YEARS
MRS ESTHER BOWDER DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 7th DECEMBER 1806 AGED 26 YEARS
REMEMBER HER VIRTUES
MR RICHARD WHIBLEY
DIED THE 21st OCTOBER 1805 AGED 24 YEARS
AND LIES BURIED IN ST. JAMES CHAPEL
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
AMELIA WHIBLEY
DIED THE 10th SEPT 1801 AGED 10 MONTHS

527.   Chest Tomb

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF PARENTAL TENDERNESS
WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
HATH CAUSE THIS TOMB TO BE ERECTED AUGUST 1772
"While speeches o’er thy closed grave, I bend,
Accept these tears thou dear departed friend,
If e’er from one thy dear memories part,
May shame afflict the alienated heart,
My grief be doubled, from thy image free,
And mirth a torment unchastised by thee"
CONTIGUOUS TO THIS TOMB LIE THE
REMAINS OF
JOHN DANN DIED A.D. 1736 AGED 45
ANN DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND MARY DANN
DIED A.D. 1740 AGED 14
ALSO MARY WIFE OF GEORGE DANN DIED THE 23rd
JUNE A.D. 1741 AGED 48
IN THE VAULT UNDER THIS TOMB ARE
DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
DIED AN INFANT A.D. 1756
ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DANN DIED
THE 25th MAY A.D. 1760 AGED 27 LEFT ISSUE
WILLIAM, GEORGE AND ELIZABETH
JANE SECOND WIFE OF WILLIAM DANN DIED THE
26th FEB A.D. 1762 AGED 39 LEFT ISSUE ONE
DAUGHTER JANE
WILLIAM DANN FATHER OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
OFFSPRING DIED THE 5th OF APRIL A.D. 1762 AGED 38
GEORGE DANN FATHER OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
WILLIAM DIED THE 2nd NOV 1764 AGED 71
GEORGE SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH DANN
DIED THE 29th JANY 1771 AGED 18
ALSO WILLIAM DANN GENT OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED 8th OCTOBER 1816 AGED 65 YEARS

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MATW WOODLAND RICHARDSON GENT
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 24th MARCH 1833
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
MARY DANN ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 26th OCTOBER 1859
AGED 37 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated17th September 1736
John Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Appoints friends John Baynard , 1st Clerk in Commissioner’s Office, H. M. Dockyard, Chatham and William Gregory, Surgeon of Gillingham, executors. After debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife Elizabeth, £100 in two installments; to eldest brother George, £20; to younger brother Thomas, £100; to Henry Marshall, living at the "Golden Lyon" in Brompton, in trust, for his sister, Mary wife of Hugh Baines of Tonbridge, Blacksmith, £50 in 5 yearly payments; to his servants, Henry Batten and Margaret Wilson, £5 each.
   Residue of personal estate to nephew, Thomas Baines, who lives with him at 21 years. If he dies pre 21, then to brother Thomas Dann and sister Mary Baines, equally shared. Mary’s share to be paid by Henry Marshall, as above. Executors to sell stock, corn, cattle, leases and effects and residue of personal estate, money invested at interest, for benefit of nephew, Thomas Baines until he is 21. Income in meantime for his bringing up and for clothes.
   Witnesses: Henry Belcher and Henry Sheafe
   Proved 24th September 1736 Power reserved to John Baynard

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 3rd January 1761
William Dann of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To each of his children, William, George and Elizabeth, £500 to sons at 21 and daughter at 21 or day marriage. In meantime, interest to be used for their maintenance and education. To "honoured father" and the Rev John Jenkinson, Vicar of Gillingham, £500 in trust, to pl;ace out at interest, with consent of his wife, Jane, and to pay interest to his wife for life. After her death, then to his children , equally shared. After debts and funeral costs are paid, residue of ready money, investments, plate, linen, pewter, brass, bedding, household goods, farm implements, cattle, stock, corn, hay, chattels and personal estate, to his three children in equal shares. Father George and Rev Jenkinson are executors and Guardians of his children until they are 21 or day of marriage for daughter.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, George St. Lo Man and William James "for my Master, Mr Altham".
   Proved 21st April 1762 Power reserved to Rev Jenkinson

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 4th April 1764
George Dann the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   To sister Mary Banes, widow, an annuity of £10 for life, paid from his piece of woodland of 16 acres in Gillingham, near King’s Highway leading from Chatham to Rainham and near Rainham Pond. His house in Lower Rainham or West Rainham, occupied by Samuel Jewiss and his new house in Cross Street Brompton, occupied by John Lezeir, Peruke Maker, his house in Chatham, opposite Cage Lane, occupied by [      ] Stonestreet, the 16 acres of woodland, charge with the £10 annuity, to grandson George Dann, for ever, the house occupied by Jewiss and other properties, above to grandsons William and George Dann, also charged with an annuity of £10, equally shared. His house at Gad’s Hill, Gillingham occupied by [      ] Walter, Labourer, to grand daughter Mary Parr, for ever. His five houses in Brompton on north side of Middle Street, occupied by Alexander Elliott, [      ] Allen, widow, [      ] Jordan, Cordwainer, [    ] Davis, Ropemaker and [      ] Brighton, to grand daughters, Mary Parr, Abigail Parr and Elizabeth Parr, children of Elizabeth wife of John Parr of Rochester, Paviour, for , equally shared. He has already undertaken to give daughter Elizabeth and her husband, £400, he gives Elizabeth £50. All rings and plate which were his late wife’s, to be equally shared by all his grandchildren. To grand daughter Elizabeth Parr, £300 at 21. Residue of ready money, investments, debts, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, furniture and household goods and personal estate, after usual costs, to grandsons, William and George Dann, equally shared. He recommends them to the farming business in which he is engaged as well as his rights as executor of his late son William’s will. Grandson William is to have Britton Farm and part of Barn Sole Farm on left side of road leading from Gillingham Street to the London Road; grandson George, Woodland Farm and rest of Barn Sole Farm. Samuel London of Gillingham, Yeoman is executor.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, H. Bates and George St. Lo Man
   Proved December 1764

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th September 1813
William Dann of Gilingham
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, the whole of his estate to his wife Mary for life, on condition she pays the following legacies:
   To sister Jane wife of Thomas Owen, Surgeon, of Alresford ?, County of Southampton, £100;
   To her daughter, Dorothy Dann Owen, £50; to Gustavus Nicolls, (brother in law), £50; to nephew Lieut. Colonel Nicolls, £50 and sum he owes; to nephew William Dann Nicolls, Captain, R. A., £50; to niece Ann wife of Rev. William Harrison of Fareham £50; to their son William Dann Harrison, £50; to nephew William Davis, £50; the next three legacies are free of duty; to Laurentia Muddle wife of Edward, £20; to Matthew Woodland Richardson £100 at 21; to Laurentia Muddle, Spinster daughter of above , £100; to John and William Stunt, his executors, to purchase a token of remembrance, each £20; to Matthew Woodland Richardson, an infant who he and Mrs Dann have brought up and educated, to have at 21, ½ part of Great Christmas Meadow, a leasehold the joint property of the testator and John Muddle and during the life of his wife £30 per annum from his fruit plantation. It was intended to give Matthew Richardson the fee simple of Diggins Mead and house and land occupied by Henry French junior, but because of his improper behaviour to him and Mrs Dann, the property goes (after death of his wife) to John Speed Davies, this is half of land called Parkhams with Diggins Mead, occupied by Henry French Senior and Junior; the other half of Parkhams, to Miss Laurentia Muddle. But if after three years, Matthew Richardson proves himself worthy, he requests John Davis and Miss Muddle to convey to him the land on his paying them each £400. If John Davies is serious in residing in his now house, he can without any allowance to Miss Muddle, if he does not Miss Muddle can live there without any allowance to John Davies. If either of them die before his wife, the whole to the survivor, if both die before his wife, then to Matthew Richardson, who must pay testator’s sister, Jane Davies, £100 and £400 between nephews Stephen Jasper and William Dann Nicolls.
   To sister Jane, £100; to nephews, William Dann Nicolls and Jasper Nicolls, £100 each; to niece Ann Harrison, £100 from remainder of his estate and effects; to nephew John Davies, £50, he is executor and trustee; to William ( ? ) of Lower Rainham, £5; to William Courtland of Gillingham, £5; to Edward Surtley ?, his late shepherd, £5; to Matthew Richardson of Gillingham, £5. Wife, nephews John and William Stunt are executors and trustees with John Davies. Residue, ½ to wife, ½ divided between Ann Harrison, Jasper Nicolls and William Dann Nicolls.
   Witnesses: Henry French ( ? ), Henry French Junior, Dredgerman and John Stubberfield, Servant to Mr Dann

Affidavit 31st December 1816
   Joseph Badridge of Fleet Street, London, Silversmith and Thomas Gould of Bread Street, Middlesex, Commision Agent?, are sworn. They knew William Dann well, they confirm will is in his hand and alterations are in his hand.
   Proved 4th January 1817

528.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
AENEAS AITKIN
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H.M.S. DELFT
WHO SAILED TWICE ROUND THE WORLD
WITH CAPT COOK
HE DIED ON THE 5th DAY OF NOV 1806
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY THE 2nd 1815 AGED 74 YEARS

529.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS ELIZABETH LOUISA HILLS
WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM HILLS
OF MELVILLE HOSPITAL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JANUARY 1859
AGED 35 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

530.   Chest Tomb

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOSEPH MARSHALL
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
MASTER PAINTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S
YARD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF SEPT 1788
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th OF
JAN 1780 AGED 33 YEARS
AND TWO SONS AND TWO
DAUGHTERS WHO DIED IN
THEIR INFANCY
ANN MARSHALL DIED
DEC 19th 1794 AGED 21 YEARS
MARY MARSHALL DIED
SEPT 30th 1795 AGED 26 YEARS
CHARLOTTE MARSHALL
DIED MAY 5th 1797 AGED 22 YEARS

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WITHIN THIS VAULT ALSO LIETH THE REMAINS OF
SOPHIA WIFE OF LACHLEN MC LEAN ESQ
ACCOUNTANT OF THE CHEST OF GREENWICH
DIED 18th AUGUST 1805 AGED 34 YEARS

531.  Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BURRILL
LATE OF CHATHAM
FOURTH SON OF
THE REV JOSEPH BURRILL
OF MARCHAM
IN THE COUNTY OF YORK
HE DIED AT GILLINGHAM
MAY 6th 1854
AGED 54 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 7th June 1853
James Burrill of Peckham Lodge, Gillingham
 To nephew and godsons, William Burrill and Henry Burrill Glaister, £100 each; to Catherine Blyth, spinster, £100 for full mourning, she having paid a lot of attention to him during his illness. To servant Ann Britchley, £10; to Mary Ann Husband, daughter of the late William Husband of York, £50; to servants with him at his death, respectable mourning. Residue shared equally between brother William , sisters Mary Burrill, Elizabeth wife of Rev. William Glaister and Ann widow of John Burrill
   Appoints William Burrill of Beadell ?, Yorkshire, banker and Edward Winch of Chatham, Brewer, executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Prall, Solicitor, Rochester and M. Richardson, Gillingham
   Proved 19th May 1854

Pigot’s Directory 1838
James Burrill, Book Seller, Library and Reading Room, High Street, Chatham

532.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WOOD OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 24th OF JANUARY 1821
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN WOOD WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 1st SEPT 1836
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO
JOSIAH ELDEST SON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 29th OCT 1829
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO THREE CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

533.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN WIFE OF
LIEUT EDWD N GREENSWORD
R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 28th AUGT
1812 IN THE 38th YEAR OF HER AGE
SHE HAS LEFT SIX CHILDREN TO DEPLORE THE
LOSS OF A MOST INDULGENT MOTHER AND
SINCERE FRIEND

534.   Headstone and Foot Stone

"Requiscat in Pace"
HIS
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF
PATRICK GORMAN
WHO DIED 20th SEPT 1832
AGED 70
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th MAY 1835
AGED 73
HUGH SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEB 1845
AGED 43
OWEN MORIARTY
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANY 1858
AGED 62
"Eternal rest, give them, O lord,
And let Perpetual Light shine upon them"

Amen
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND WIDOW OF
OWEN MORIARTY
AS A TRIBUTE TO DUTY AND LOVE

Pigot’s Dirctory,1838
Owen Moriarty, Book Seller (Catholic), Manor Street, Brompton

535.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS WISE OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED MARCH THE 14th 1757
AGED 33 YEARS
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER DIED
DEC THE 2nd 1773 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS SECOND WIFE DIED
JANUARY THE 18th 1788
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS THIRD WIFE
DIED APRIL THE 8th 1804 AGED 65 YEARS
MR THOMAS WISE HUSBAND OF
THE ABOVE DIED THE 15th JANUARY 1805
AGED 83 YEARS

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NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF
B [    ] WILLIAMS? OF THIS PARISH DIED
APRIL THE 25th 1795 AGED 21 YEARS

536.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BRYANT
WHO DIED 14th MAY 1830
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF MRS ANN BRYANT
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 16th OCTOBER 1817
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF MR FRANCIS BRYANT
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 11th AUGUST 1772
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO OF MR JOHN BRYANT
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th SEPTEMBER 1815
AGED 88 YEARS

537.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HARRY PARKER
ONLY SON OF
CAPTAIN GASCOIGNE R. M.
AND LOUISA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 24th DAY OF
DECEMBER 1850 AGED 14 MONTHS

538.   Headstone and Foot Stone

I.H.S.
IN MEMORY
OF
ELLA MAUD
THE BELOVED CHILD OF
CAPTAIN FRANCIS HARRY
NOOTT R.M. L. I.
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1858
AGED 11 MONTHS AND 7 DAYS
ALSO OF
DONALD FRANCIS HARRY
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 31st 1858
AGED 5 MONTHS

539.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR ERASMUS HURD
CARPENTER ROYAL NAVY
DIED 30th MAY 1825
AGED 96 YEARS
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH HURD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th JANUARY 1855
AGED 94 YEARS

540.  Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN ALEXANDER DRUMMOND
THE BELOVED AND ONLY
SON OF
JOHN DRUMMOND ESQ.
DEPUTY MEDICAL INSPECTOR
OF HOSPITALS
MELVILLE HOSPITAL
CHATHAM
BORN JUNE 6th 1848
DIED JUNE 8th 1857
AGED 9 YEARS AND 2 DAYS
"For of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven"
Mark 10 14

541.    Ledger over Vault

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY BENNETT SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th OF JANUARY 1857
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO
MRS MARY SMITH
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 20th OF
AUGUST 1857
AGED 77  YEARS

542.   Headstone, Body Stone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHAPELL
FORMERLY OF CAWSAND
LATE CHIEF MATE OF
HIS MAJESTY’S
RECEIVING CUTTER STAG
STATIONED AT THE PORT OF GRIMSBY
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 26th 1820
AGED 54 YEARS
543.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF FRANCIS JOHN DRAKE
LATE BOATSWAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED AT JAMAICA JULY 9th 1822
AGED 39 YEARS
………..Ground Level………..
FRAN SARAH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 17th 1822 AGED 3 MONTHS
"The Great Jehovah, full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this Little Harmless Dove,
To Joys that Never End"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th October 1820
Francis Drake, Boatswain of H.M. Sloop Rinaldo
  
All estate, wages due, to wife Mary of Rochester. Joseph Woodhead of 10 Lyon’s Inn, Strand, London, executor.
   Witnesses: John Dowling, Gillingham Street and James Boss , Gunner H.M.S. Rinaldo
  
Proved 14th May 1824

544.   Headstone

Wholly in ground, no surviving inscription

545.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TP THE MEMORY OF
MR ALEXANDER MORTON
LATE BOATSWAIN OF H. M. DOCKYARD
CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th MAY 1842
AGED 66 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, (on Naval Will Form) dated 18th October 1809
Alexander Morton, Boatswain of H.M.S. Centuar
All estate to wife Sarah, "now living at Portsea, she is executor.
Witnesses: William Biddulph, 1st Lieutenant and Edward Strong, Master
Proved 30th June 1842

546.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR BENJAMIN OAKSHOTT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 7th OF FEBRUARY A.D. 1846
AGED 46 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th September 1842
Benjamin Oakshott, late acting Master Shipwright of H.M. Dockyard, Bermuda, now of Sheerness
   Household goods and furniture, all monies and rest of estate, to wife, Betsey; after her death, the residue shared equally between his children at 21. For any children under 21, then upon trust, to nephew, John Piddell, towards their maintenance and education and advancement, until youngest is 21, then shared equally by them. If he has no children living, at wife’s death or their lawful issue living, then to his four sisters, shared equally. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: N. Farley and T. Coffee
   Proved 30th March 1846

547.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF
MRS ELIZABETH EVE
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1804
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO MR JOHN EVE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF OCTOBER 1843
AGED 77 YEARS
THEIR NUMEROUS FAMILY ARE ALSO
INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD
THIS STONE IS ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE OF
AFFECTION BY THEIR DUTIFUL SON
JOHN O. EVE

548.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
ISABELLA WIFE OF THOS. BURR
PLUMBER OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
MAY THE 21st 1770 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE THOS. BURR
DIED NOVEMBER THE 17th 1783
AGED 64 YEARS
GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
THOS. AND ISABELLA BURR
WHO DIED THE 24th OF APRIL1793
AGED 41 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 2nd December 1769
Thomas Burr, of Gillingham, Plumber and Glazier
   His real and personal estate to pay debts and funeral costs etc. His dwelling house in Gillingham and piece of ground on the east side, lately purchased from Mr Ann Searle, to his wife, Isabella, for life. Also his house and lands, wherever, ready money, investments, mortgages, debts, jewels, rings, watches, plate, linen, brass, pewter, beds, stock in trade, household goods, chattels, to wife for life; she is executor and guardian to their children, George, Thomas, Sarah and John. After his wife’s death, his house and piece of land, residue and stock in trade, to brother Richard of Maidstone, Ironmonger and James Irwin of Rochester, Glazier and Plumber, in trust, to pay rents and income from personal estate, towards maintenance and education of his children, until son John is 21. When John is 21, they are to sell trust property and share proceeds equally among the children. Brother and Irwin are executors.
   Witnesses: William King, William Tapley and Richard Bristow
   Proved October 1787

549.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN JONES
WHO DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1836
AGED 84 YEARS
JOHN RIXTON
DIED 15th NOV 1840
AGED 92 YEARS

550.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR THOMAS P. J. ROWE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1846
AGED 56 YEARS

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IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PALMER
DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 17th 1778
AGED 53 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE DIED APRIL
THE 11th 1779 AGED 52 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS
LEFT ISSUE FOUR SONS
VIZ THOMAS, JOHN, RICHD AND PETER PEIRCE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th December 1845
Thomas Rowe of Brompton, Gentleman
 To wife Lydia, household furniture and goods which belonged to her previous to their marriage and use of all other furniture and goods, pictures, books and print, for life, as long as she remains his widow. An inventory to be made, a copy to wife and another copy to one of his executors, Thomas Goodhand. After his wife’s death or remarriage, his gold watch to Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand. To Sally Watkins Goodhand, his silver pint tankard, plated watch and her late aunt’s mourning ring. To Charlotte wife of Thomas Jerman, a silver milk pot, pair of silver table spoons, silver sugar tongs. To Matilda Goodhand a pair of silver table spoons, silver sugar tongs and silver pepper box. To Louisa Goodhand silver table spoon, 11 silver tea spoons and silver fish kite? To the above Thomas Goodhand of Chatham, Pawnbroker, testator’s late father’s mourning ring and his silver watch.
   Residue of household furniture and goods to wife, for life during her widowhood. The latter to be sold after her death and proceeds to be used as hereafter directed. All real and leasehold estate to wife, for life, as above, in trust with Thomas Goodhand, after wife’s death or remarriage, to sell and pay off mortgage of £600. Remainder divided equally between Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand, Charlotte Jerman, Matilda Goodhand, Sally Goodhand and Louisa Goodhand, children of his half -sister, Charlotte wife of Thomas Goodhand.
   Residue of personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, absolutely, she and Thomas Goodhand are executors.
   Witnesses: George Essell, Solicitor, Rochester and James Dully, Surgeon, Brompton
   Proved 8th May 1846

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 30th July 1765
William Palmer of Brompton, Victualler
   To wife Elizabeth, his house at Brompton, occupied by William Fox, for life; after her death, to his three sons, Thomas, John and Richard, equally divided, for ever. To his trustees, Robert Spray of Brompton, Bricklayer and Samuel Jones of East Malling, gentleman, £100, upon trust, to use interest towards the maintenance and education of his son Thomas, until he is 21, then to transfer the capital to him.
Another sum of £100 to his trustees, for benefit of son John, as above.
   A sum of £150 to his trustees for benefit of son Richard, as above.
   His trustees are executors and guardians of his sons until they are 21.
   Witnesses: Slew? Sarndens, John Dafforne and Richard Simmons
   Proved 31st January 1778

551.   Headstone and Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PALMER
SON OF WILLM. & ELIZH. PALMER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER THE
14th 1763 AGED 15 YEARS & 3 MONTHS

Rear
NEAR THIS PLACE LIES
THE REMAINS OF SEVERAL CHILDREN OF
RICHARD AND SUSANNA PALMER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. WILLIAM, WILLIAM FRANCIS, RICHARD
AND FANNY
ELIZABETH PALMER DIED THE 14th
OF JUNE 1794 AGED 8 YEARS & 3 MONTHS

Ledger
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH PALMER
WHO DIED 25th OCTOBER
1856
AGED 73 YEARS

552.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE PALMER
WHO DIED THE 9th OF DECR 1832
AGED 38 YEARS

553.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR RICHARD PALMER
WHO DIED THE 23rd MAY 1806 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD PALMER
DIED THE 28th FEBRUARY 1826 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO SEVERAL CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND SUSANNA PALMER
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY VIZ
WILLIAM, WILLIAM, FRANCES, RICHARD
AND FANNY
ALSO ELIZABETH PALMER WHO DIED
THE 14th JUNE 1794 AGED 8 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd May 1806
Richard Palmer of Gillingham, Inn Keeper
   All of his estate to wife Susanna, formerly Haite, daughter of Frank Haite, late of Gillingham, Shipwright; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Edward Wickham, Benjamin Haite and H. Friend

Codicil 22nd May 1806
To brother Peter Pierce Palmer, £30; to brother John, £20
Witnesses: As above
Proved 23rd July 1806

From C.S. Leeds, "Chats about Gillingham", 1906, from the Gentleman’s Magazine ?
"Died (May 23rd) 1806, at Brompton, near Chatham, in Kent, after a short illness, aged 44, Mr Palmer. He was a man of uncommon corpulence, and was induced, about three weeks ago, to go to London to see that prodigy of bulk and fatness, Mr Lambert. Mr P. weighed about 25 stone, or 350 pounds, and although five men of moderate size have been buttoned in his waistcoat he was comparatively of a diminutive size when placed by the side of Mr Lambert. The window of the room were obliged to be taken out to admit the corpse being taken from the house, from which to the place of interment it was carried in a wagon, as no hearse could be procured large enough to hold it."
(Today, a weight of 25 stone is no longer remarkable!)

554.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PALMER
WHO DIED THE 20th OF JUNE 1809
AGED 57 YEARS
"Afflictions, Sore long time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
But then the Lord died think it Best,
To take me to a place of Rest"
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 27th July 1793
Thomas Palmer of Chatham, Victualler
   Ready money, investments, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, glass, china, etc, and residue, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to wife, Lydia, absolutely.
   Witnesses: John Hatch and William Jefferys, Attorney, Chatham
   Proved 1st August 1809 Effects and credits less than £200.

555.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN WARREN
LATE CARPENTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP
TARTAR HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST THE 7th 1766 AGED 49 YEARS
"Tho’ blustrous winds and Neptune’s, Waves
Have toss’d me to and fro,
Yet by God’s Sacred Desire,
I harbour here below,
At anchor I in safety rest,
With many of our fleet,
Yet once again, I must set sail,
Our Admiral Christ to meet,
Therefore, dear wife weep not for me,
Who lived so long in pain,
But trust in God we both shall meet,
In Heaven once again"

556.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF
JEREMIAH RUSSELL
MASTER R. N.
WHO DIED JUNE 22nd 1842
AGED 71
ALSO SARAH RUSSELL
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JUNE 3rd 1845
AGED 60

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 16th August 1820
Jeremiah Russell, of Gillingham, Master in the Royal Navy
   To wife Sarah, all effects, real and personal, all pay due, prize money, debts, household furniture, plate, watches, linen, clothes and every thin else in his possession. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: William Hurt and John Dyer
   Proved 12th July 1842

557.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JEMIMA BELL WHO DIED
THE 23rd SEPTEMBER 1803 AGED 21 MONTHS
MARY REBECCA BELL DIED THE 30th
MARCH 1805 AGED 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
MARY ELIZABETH BELL DIED THE 11th
FEBY. 1805 AGED 2 YEARS AND 1 MONTH
JOHN WILLIAM BELL
DIED THE 9th SEPT 1807 AGED 12 DAYS

558.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
MR FRANCIS BROCKLEBANK
GUNNER OF THE ROYAL NAVY
AND MOTHER OF MRS MARY ANN HADDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 6th OF JANUARY 1853
AGED 77 YEARS

559.   Headstone?

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
FANNY WIFE OF
ALEXANDER HADDON R.N.
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1829
AGED 49 YEARS BURIED AT MINSTER
ALSO
SUSANNAH SECOND WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 7th OCTOBER 1834
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN THIRD WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1841
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCIS ALEXANDER SON OF
ALEXANDER & MARY ANN HADDON
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1842
AGED 4 YEARS

560.   Elm Plaque

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
SMITH DIED
DECR. 2nd 1810
AGED 1 YEAR ALSO
FANNY SMITH
DIED NOV 11th 1813
AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SMITH
DIED NOV 25th 1846
AGED 68 YEARS

561.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF JOHN TAPLEY SON OF
MR WILLM AND ANN TAPLEY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL THE 8th 1775
AGED 18 YEARS
MRS ANN TAPLEY WIFE OF MR WILLM TAPLEY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th OF FEBRUARY 1788
AGED 25 YEARS
"Afflictions, Sore long time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
Till God did please Death her to Seize,
And ease her from her Pain"

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JOHN HEPDEN TAPLEY
DIED 7th OF SEPTEMBER 1798
AGED 17 MONTHS
"The Great Jehovah full of Love,
An Angel Bright did send,
To fetch this little harmless Dove,
To Joys that never End"

562.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF MR THOS STEPHENS
DIED MARCH 17th 1774 AGED 54 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOS STEPHENS
DIED JUNE 1st 1778 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO THOS SON OF THOS AND MARY
STEPHENS DIED APRIL 1st 1773
AGED 28 YEARS
MR RICHARD STEPHENS DIED
AUGUST 30th 1785 AGED 38 YEARS
MR JOHN BLAKMORE DIED
SEPTEMBER THE 5th 1786 AGED 31 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF THOMAS HAITE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND
MARY STEPHENS DIED JANY 27th 1790
AGED 41 YEARS
RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
MR RICHARD STEPHENS WHO DIED
AT BARBADOES OF THE YELLOW FEVER
THE 28th OF AUGUST 1805 AGED 25 YEARS
REBECCA WIFE OF
MR DANIEL SKILLETT
DIED THE 19th MARCH 1828 AGED 72 YEARS
MR DANIEL SKILLETT
DIED THE 9th OF DECEMBER 1832
AGED 79 YEARS

End Panel
MR THOS HAITE
HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
MARY
DIED ON THE
13th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1801
AGED 43 YEARS

Side Panel
EMMA DAUGHTER OF DANIEL AND
REBECCA SKILLETT AND LATE WIFE
OF ROBERT WILLIAMS
DIED 27th APRIL 1856 AGED 52 YEARS
EDWIN SON OF DANIEL AND REBECCA SKILLETT
DIED THE 22nd MARCH 1802 AGED 1 YEAR

Side Panel
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODIES OF
SARAH, SUSANNAH AND SARAH CHILDREN OF THOS
AND MARY STEPHENS WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO JOHN SON OF DANIEL & REBECCA SKILLETT
WHO DIED 17th JUNE 1861 IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 6th March 1774
Thomas Stephens of Gillingham, Linen Draper
   His own house in Brompton Street, to wife Mary, for life, after her death, to his two sons, Richard and Joseph, equally shared, for ever. His other houses in Brompton and Chatham, to Michael Parks of Gillingham, Shipwright, in trust, to sell, pay his debts and funeral costs. £50 to his children, Joseph and Hester at 21. Residue to wife and children, Richard, Mary, Eleanor, Thomasin, Hester, Elizabeth and Joseph, equally shared. Wife to have free use of household furniture and goods, for life and to carry on his business.
Wife, son Richard and daughters, Mary and Eleanor are executors.
   Witnesses: William Palmer, John Tyhurst and Thomas Tomlyn
  Proved 1st April 1774
Note 17th December 1791The will is a copy of one in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd May 1828
Daniel Skillett of Brompton, Draper (Skillett was formerly a Rigger in Chatham Dockyard)
  Sons, George Daniel and William Stephens are executors.
  His freehold house in Brompton High Street, and all other freeholds to son William Stephens Skillett, for ever, subject to payment of several legacies; William also gets all household goods, plate, linen, china and profits of residue of money and investments and personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral costs.
To son John, £30; to son George, £200; to late wife’s daughters, Harriet Stephens, £20, to Mary Tress £50. To his daughter Ellen Gambier, £200.
   Witnesses: Edward Roots and Richard Hearnden
   Proved 30th January 1833
(Daniel Skillett was 1st cousin of the present writer’s 4 x great grandmother, Sally Williams, formerly Sally Skillett. Son George Daniel Skillett, a Dockyard Clerk, was later High Constable of Gillingham)

The Times, July 1818
This amusing article refers to Daniel Skillett’s son, John Skillett, a Clerk in Chatham Dockyard. The plaintiff, Dr Topley, was probably Dr William Tapley, (see Tapley monument).
"……The prominent circumstances of the case were these:- The plaintiff is a disciple of Hippocrates, residing in the neighbourhood of Rochester, and the defendant is clerk to the surgeon of the hospital ship at Chatham. It seemed that there had been a long standing disposition to hostility between the parties, supposed to have generated from the infidelity of a mutual favourite of the other sex, but no disposition to open rupture was manifested, until an unfortunate though casual meeting at the late Gillingham fair, when under the influence of wine, the tempers of both obtained to fever heat in consequence of some severe observation on the part of the defendant, calling in question the veracity of the plaintiff. This produced, on the part of the latter, a negation in fifth degree, in terms so unequivocal as to leave no doubt that a studied insult was intended. Mr Skillett boiled over with rage, and without any further ceremony gave the plaintiff a practical illustration of the science of phlebotomy, by planting a dextrous blow upon the nose of his adversary, which instantly produced a copious haemorrhage. After this, several gratuitous applications of the defendant’s pugilistic skill were administered with such surprising effect, that had not the plaintiff’s pericranium been proof even against the influence of the pestle and mortar, his head must have been reduced to a mummy. In simple truth, he got in the language of the fancy, a complete milling. The natural consequence of this outrageous conduct was to resort to the cantharides of the law, and treat the defendant with a warm plaster, in the shape of a declaration in assault and battery.
   The case went to the jury, under the direction of the learned Judge , and they found a verdict for the plaintiff---Damages £5"

563.   Chest Tomb

IN
MEMORY OF
MRS ANN CREAG
WHO DIED THE 18th OF MARCH 1820
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS CREAG SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 11th 1822 AGED 34 YEARS

Side Panel
JAMES LEE, YEOMAN DIED
OCTOBER THE 5th 1782 AGED 70 YEARS
"As you stand looking on the dead, so once did I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Therefore prepare and follow me"
MRS ANN LEE HIS WIFE DIED APRIL 2nd 1787 AGED 75 YEARS
"Whilst in this world, I did remain,
My latter days were full of pain,
But when the Lord did think it best,
He took me to a place of rest"

Side Panel
HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF ALEXANDER CREAG WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 9th
1802 IN THE 27th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MARY SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 5th DAY
OF JANUARY 1812 AGED 27 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th November 1773
James Lee of Gillingham, Maltster
   To wife Ann his property known by the sign of "The Ship" in Gillingham, occupied by Mary Avery, for life; after her death, to his sister Alice Brown, for ever, Alice also gets £150. To niece, Ann daughter of Alice Brown, £50; to Elizabeth London, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth London of Gillingham, £50. After his debts and funeral costs are paid, residue of ready money, investments, household furniture and goods, to wife Ann, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: Hannah Sommerton, James Sommerton and John Sommerton
   Proved 23rd October 1782

564.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN MEHOYLE
MANY YEARS GUNNER IN HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY
WHO DIED 18th JANY. 1794
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY MEHOYLE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 29th OF AUGUST 1802 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO MRS ANN WILLIAMS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th OF MAY 1832 AGED 81 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th September 1791
John Mehoyle of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To wife Mary, £200; to daughter Ann, £1,400; to son John, £500.
Residue of ready money, investments, debts, plate, linen, pewter, brass, beds, chattels, effects, personal estate, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to wife and daughter, equally shared; they are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Whatman and John Sommerton
   Proved 29th January 1794

565.   Headstone and Foot Stone

WM CARRICK
H. E. I. COS’ ENGRS
DIED 21st NOV 1857
AETAT 21 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES
AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF
ESTEEM

566.   Headstone and Foot Stone

I H S
IN MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HARRINGTON
LATE A PRIVATE IN THE HON
EAST INDIA COS’ SAPPERS
AND MINERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
8th SEPT 1849
AGED 21 YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
HIS COMRADES AS A MARK OF RESPECT
AND REGRET FOR HIS PREMATURE
DEATH

567.   Headstone and Foot Stones

TO THE MEMORY
OF
ROBERT DIXON TAYLOR
SHIPWRIGHT
OF H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM
HE WAS BORN AT NEWCASTLE
UPON TYNE
AND DIED IN MELVILLE HOSPITAL
MAY THE 4th 1852
FROM THE EFFECTS OF A WOUND
ON THE FOOT RECEIVED WHILE ON
THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
AGED 35 YEARS
HE WAS A DUTIFUL SON
A KIND FRIEND
AND CHEERFUL COMPANION
A MAN JUST AND HONEST IN ALL HIS DEALINGS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS
AND ACQUAINTENCES AS A MARK
OF THEIR RESPECT AND ESTEEM

568.   Ledger

HERE LIES THE BODY OF THOMAS YE SON OF
THOMAS & ANN BRAMSTON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE [   ] OCTOBER 1681 AGED
[    ] AND IV WEEKS
HERE LIES THE BODY OF THOMAS BRAMSTON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY YE 11th 1690 AGED 51

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 20th may 1690
Thomas Bramston of Gillingham
   To son William Bramston, his house in the Cinque Port of Gillingham, occupied by George Larkin, for ever at 21 years; if the house is not worth £100, then the executors can sell other property or land to make it up to £100.
   To son Joseph, his houses on the Isle of Sheppey, occupied by Mark Rorranton, Thomas Warrington and Thomas Kent, at 21, again if the houses are not worth £100, executors to make up the sum. To daughters Mary and Anne, £100 each at 21 or day of marriage.
   To wife Anne his dwelling house and orchard, for life, after her death, to son John, for ever.
   If John dies before his mother, then the house shared equally between all his other children.
   Residue of goods and effects, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his wife, she to pay debts and legacies. Son John to pay sister Anne, £100, at 21 or day of marriage. Wife and son John, executors. Roger Chamberlain of City of London, John Parr, of same place, Roger Kemp and Henry Eddis, overseers of his will. To each of them, 1 guinea to buy a ring.
   Finally, to son Thomas, 10 shillings.
   Witnesses: Abigail Pinfold and Maria Haslewood
   Proved 19th June 1690

569.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM WATSON
WHO DIED 28th MARCH 1851
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR WATSON
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1859
AGED 87 YEARS
ELEANOR ROSE DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ROSE RANDALL
WHO DIED 2nd JUNE 1853
AGED 11 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 15th December 1847
William Watson, of Gillingham
   To wife Eleanor, for life, rents of his house in Park Place, New Brompton, occupied by Richard Stonehouse, late Master Smith of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, at £19 18 shillings per annum; also his house at 30 Prospect Row, Brompton, and mortgage on six properties in Homass? Alley, Strood, for £150 at 5% per annum. The mortgagee is William Forrester, Fishmonger of Rochester, between the Post Office and Chaplain;s Coach Office; also money in the Chatham Savings Bank and his Club Allowance and what may be due from H.M. Dockyard.
   To Henry Watson, a Smith of H. M. Dockyard, Chatham, said to be his grandson and son of his late son, William, a Shipwright in the Dockyard, 1 shilling.
   To Charlotte Watson sister of the above henry, now called Jessup, 1 shilling.
   To daughter, Rebecah, Mrs Randall, 1/3 of his property, if she dies before her husband, the bequest to her three male children, John, William and James Randall, equally shared.
   To daughter, Ann widow Preston, another 1/3, if she dies before Watson and his wife, then to her daughters, Naomi and Sarah.
   To son Isaac, the remaining 1/3, if he dies before he can inherit, then to his two sons, Isaac and Joseph at 21 years. Also to son Isaac, all his clothes and watches, and telescope, plus £10 for mourning. Wife to have power to draw his money from the Chatham Savings Bank and pay his funeral costs. Son Isaac and his wife, Eleanor are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard J. Honehouse and John Cayley
   Proved 15th September 1856

570.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
MR WILLM SEATON
WHO DIED MAY 18th 1786
AGED 45 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 4th July 1782
William Seaton of Gillingham
After debts and funeral costs are paid, all of his estate to his wife, Mary, for ever; she is executor.
Witnesses: George Wood, James Adams and James Dubbins
Proved 3rd June 1786

571.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF ELIZH LATE WIFE OF
WILLM WILLSON (& DAUGHTER OF
JNO FOWLE OF THE PARISH OF STOCK
BURY) WHO DIED 28th FEBY 1782
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO BERNARD SON OF THE
ABOVE AGED 12 WEEKS
LEFT ISSUE ELIZH & CHARLES

572.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS BATCHELDER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF OCTOBER 1805 AGED 74 YEARS

573.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ANNIE CHRISTIANA
DAUGHTER OF
QR. MSR. WM MACKAY
PROVISIONAL BATTALION
AND CHRISTIANA HIS WIFE
WHO DIED NOV 5th 1856
AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS
ALSO
CHRISTIANA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 3rd 1856
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO JANET INFANT
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCT 1st 1856
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
And forbid them not for of such is the
Kingdom of God"
Mark x 14

574.   Ledger on Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
ROBERT SOWTER
WHO DIED JANUARY 23rd 1840
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO
SARAH SOWTER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
ROBERT SOWTER
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1840
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR THOMAS SOWTER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH SOWTER
WHO DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1846
AGED 72 YEAR

Wright’s Directory, 1838
Robert Sowter, Landlord of the "King of Prussia", Brompton

575.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN MAIN
CARPENTER IN H. M. NAVY
WHO DIED 28th JULY 1851
AGED 72 YEARS

576.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF CATHERINE WIFE OF
AMOS FERGUE
WHO DIED THE 30th OF OCT
1775 AGED 67
AND ALSO THE SAID
AMOS FERGUE
HE DIED THE 20th OF FEBY
1779 AGED 72 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 18th August 1777
Amos Fergue of Gillingham, Gentleman
   To niece Eleanor Forrester, £50 this is in the hands of Nathaniel Jennis; also to Eleanor, all plate, household goods and furniture, she is to pay his debts and funeral costs.
   There is, in his name, in the 3% Annuities, £200, part of this, £100, to sister Mary Davison, if she is living; if she is dead, the £100 is to be shared equally among her children.
   To sister Mary’s children, his watch and clothes; to Mr Malpas and Thomas Port, 1 guinea each for mourning ring, asking them to make sure his will is executed.
   The other £100 in the annuities, equally shared between sister in law Mary Forrester’s children. To brother in law Lancelot Johnston 1 guinea and all his spectacles. Residue to niece Eleanor Forrester, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hills and Henry Hills
   Proved 27th April 1779

577.   Headstone and Body Stone


WOOLSEY - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

IN MEMORY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF JOHN WOOLSEY
OF THIS PARISH SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF AUGUST 1773 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN WOOLSEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th DAY OF
DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1799
AGED 86 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd December 1798
John Woolsey of Brompton, Gentleman
   To sister in law, Sarah Bodnum , now living in his service, his three freeholds in Prospect Row, Brompton, two of which are occupied by [     ] Tonkin, widow and himself, for her life; after her death, then to grand nephew, John Woolsey, son of Thomas Woolsey of Rochester, Victualler and Eleanor his wife, for ever. To the said Thomas Woolsey and William Jennis, of Gillingham, Shipwright and Thomas Sugden of Brompton, Gentleman, (his executors and trustees), £300 in 3% Reduced Bank Annuities, part of a large sum he has in the Bank of England, upon trust, to repair the above houses.
   To Thomas £20 and Eleanor Woolsey, £20 each; to Jeremiah , Eleanor and Frances Woolsey, children of Thomas and Eleanor Woolsey, £20 each; to Sarah wife of John Sturla of Gillingham, Victualler, £20; to John and James Sturla, sons of John and Sarah, and daughter Amelia, £20 each; to niece Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Sisons of Gillingham, Mariner, £20; to niece Mary wife of William Jennis, £20; to nephew John Jacques of Rochester, Coal Meter, £20; to Mary and Rebecca Jacques, children of John Jacques, £30 each; to son in law, James Armistead of Poplar, Shop Keeper, £10; to John Mathers of Rochester, Gentleman, 1 guinea for a mourning ring; to his executors, £2 each for mourning.
   Ready money, investments, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, glass and residue to his trustees, , upon trust, they to sell all not consisting of money, they to pay debts and funeral costs. Interest from his funds to Sarah Bodnum, for life; after her death, upon further trust. £1,000 part of the trust fund, to grand niece, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Woolsey at 21 years or day of marriage, in the meantime interest towards her maintenance and education; if she dies pre 21 or marriage, the £1,000 continues invested for the benefit of Thomas Woolsey’s children, shared equally. Residue, upon trust, invested for the benefit of Thomas Woolsey, Sarah Sturla and John Jacques, equally shared.
   The will is read to John Woolsey because he is over 80 and blind.
   Witnesses: B. Moore of Brompton, Master Boat Builder, Chatham Dock Yard, William Jefferys of Chatham, Solicitor and William Hone, his Clerk.
   Proved 31st January 1800

578.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN J. EASTWOOD
OF WOOD STREET, BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON OCTOBER 21st 1852
AGED 41 YEARS
"For whether we live, we live unto the
Lord and whether we die, we die unto
The Lord, whether we live, therefore
Or die, we are the Lord’s"
Romans xiv 8

579.   Headstone, Foot Stone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
LOYALTY
DAUGHTER OF HENRY PEAKE
FIRST ASSISTANT
OF CHATHAM DOCK YARD
DIED 29th FEBRY 1776
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO MRS LUCY PEAKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF FEBUARY 1804
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MR JOSHUA PEAKE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF APRIL 1818
AGED 90 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd November 1815
Joshua Peake of Brompton, Gentleman
   To be buried at the discretion of his nephews, Sir Henry Peake, Surveyor to the Navy and his brother, John Peake, Clerk to the Rope Yard, H. M. Dockyard, Woolwich.
   His own house in Garden Street, Brompton, to niece Dinah Peake, for life; after her death, to nephew John Peake, for ever; to nephew Sir Henry Peake the interest on £800 in the Navy 5% Annuities, for life; after his death to John Peake, also to John Peake, £700, 5% Navy Annuities and £335, all household furniture, plate, teapot, 10 tea spoons, 8 table spoons, large tankard, milk jug, and sugar tongs.
   Residue of money, investments, after legacies and funeral costs are paid, to Sir Henry and John Peake, equally shared. They are executors.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Henderson, mark of Charlotte Jully and Thomas
   Proved 13th June 1818

580.   Headstone and Foot Stone

MR THOMAS SALMON
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
2nd OF FEBRUARY 1780
AGED 75 YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 2nd February 1780
Thomas Salmon of Gillingham
   To niece, Mary Dunmore, £50; to nephew Thomas Dunmore, the farm and house, occupied by Thomas Dunmore, for ever, also to Thomas Dunmore, all household furniture and effects, (except cash ). To brother, John who is executor, the residue.
   Witnesses: Samuel London, lake Marr and Robert Dunkin
   Proved February 1780

581.   Headstone and Foot Stone

HERE
LIETH THE BODY
OF
JAMES MILLER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT THE 21st 1792
AGED 6 MONTHS
SON OF JAMES &
JANE MILLER

582.   Small Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF JOHN &
MARY ANN HARDIN
WHO DIED WITH
THE SMALL POX ON
THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY
1790 AGED 7
MONTHS

583.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR GEORGE CHARNOCK
MANY YEARS A CARPENTER IN H.M.N.
WHO DIED 7th FEBRUARY 1853
AGED 68 YEARS
IN LIFE RESPECTED, IN DEATH LAMENTED
ALSO
JOHN CHARNOCK
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT SEA JULY 16th 1839
AGED 16 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord"

584.   Headstone

I H S
ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GREEN
BY HIS BELOVED WIFE
JULIA
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY 10th 1840
AGED 42 YEARS
HE WAS OVERSEER OF THIS PARISH
FOR SAID YEAR
MAY HE REST IN PEACE
"A tender husband, a parent dear,
A faithful friend, is buried here,
Free from envy, free from pride,
So he lived and so he died"

Wright,s Directory, 1838
William Green, Blacking Maker, Wood Street, Brompton

585.   Headstone and Body Stone

I H S
BENEATH THIS STONE
(ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION OF HIS
GRATIFIED AND AFFECTIONATE CONGREGATION
PRINCIPALLY COMPOSED OF THE MILITARY)
LIETH THE REMAINS OF THE
REVD. TIMOTHY RIORDAN
CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN OF BROMPTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF NOVEMBER
ANNO DOM 1839
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE BESTOWED UPON HIM A GREAT PRIESTHOOD
AND RENDERED HIM BLESSED IN GLORY, TO PERFORM
THE PRIESTLY OFFICE: TO SING PRAISES TO THE NAME
OF GOD; AND TO OFFER HIM PRECIOUS INCENSE FOR AN
ORDOUR OF SWEETNESS

586.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY JANE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & MARY JANE QUINN
BORN MARCH 14th 1848
DIED MAY 15th 1856
ALSO
MARGARET
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 12th 1849
DIED MAY 14th 1856

587.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS STAMFORD THE WIFE
OF CAPTAIN STAMFORD OF THE 9th REGT
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT CHATHAM
ON THE 25th JULY 1841
IN THE 37th YEAR OF HER AGE
HER INFANT ALBERT
LIES WITH HER
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE, AMEN

588.   Double Headstone


PACK - RE-SITED GROUP, WEST OF TOWER

MRS JANE LATE WIFE
OF MR JOHN PACK 
OF THIS PARISH DEPARTED
OF THIS PARISH
THIS LIFE THE 30th
OF JULY 1776 
AGED 71 YEARS
MRS MARY LATE WIFE
OF MR JAMES PACK
  DEPARTED
  THIS LIFE THE 29th
OF MAY 1778
  AGED 31 YEARS

 "Blessed be the Lord, they were precious,
Blessed thy remembrance, Oh! Virtuous Women"
ALSO THE ABOVE MR JOHN PACK DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 18th JANUARY 1780 AGED 72 YEARS
HE WAS MANY YEARS BOATSWAIN IN THE KING’S ROYAL NAVY,
AND WAS ONE OF THE NUMBER WITH THE LATE LORD ANSON
UPON DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEAS,
AND LAST OF ALL BOATSWAIN OF SHEERNESS YARD, 8 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

Rear
"Bold were the men who on the Ocean first,
Spread the new sails, when Shipwreck was the worst,
More danger now from Man alone we find,
Then from the Rocks, the Billows and the Wind"
TO THE TO THE MEMORY OF MRS ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF MR JAMES PACK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 1781 AGED 29 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF JOHN SUTHERLAND WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 9th OF MAY 1781 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES THE SON OF JAMES AND MARY PACK WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 16th OF JULY 1780 AGED
2 YEARS AND THREE MONTHS
MR JAMES PACK, GENT. DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF JANUARY 1783 IN THE 38th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th March 1778
John Pack, late of Brompton, now of Sheerness, Boatswain of H. M. Dock Yard
   Appoints son James and Hannah Sutherland, executors.
   To son James, the house he built in Prospect Row, Brompton, after his son’s death, to his wife Mary. Also to son James, the estate he purchased at Cooling; to daughter Hannah Sutherland and her husband John, his other house at Prospect Row, for their lives. After the survivor dies, then, if they leave no children, to James Pack and his heirs. To daughter Hannah, the interest on £500 in the Bank of England 5% annuities and then to her lawful heirs. If she leaves no heirs, then to son James and his heirs, for ever.
   Remainder of estate, equally shared by son James and daughter Hannah and their heirs.
   Witnesses: John Parsons, James Baker and John Baker
   Proved 28th April 1780

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 3rd August 1780
John Sutherland, Acting Gunner of H.M.S. Cumberland , Joseph Peyton, Commander
All of his estate to his wife, Hannah of Brompton, she is executor.
Witnesses: Joseph Peyton, Thomas Dewey, Thomas Love and James Neal, Clerk
Proved 28th May 1781

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 25th January 1783
James Pack of Brompton, Gentleman
   To sister Hannah Sutherland of Brompton, widow, his houses in Prospect Row, occupied by Mr Andrews, the other by Frances Jennis, widow, also his house and 20 acres at Cooling, occupied by Thomas Smith, also household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, monies, personal estate , upon trust, to sell furniture and goods to pay debts and funeral costs. Remainder to be invested in Public Funds and with rents from real estate and interest from investments, to be used for the maintenance and education of his son John, until he is 21. When he is 21, she will convey estate to him. If he dies pre 21, with no heirs all to Hannah Sutherland, she is executor and can use money from the estate to place John apprentice.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Duer, William Akid and J. Simmons, Attorney of Chatham
   Proved 25th February 1783

589.   Ledger on Low Moulded Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
MR HENRY RAIN
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE 25th 1789 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE AND WIFE OF
MR HENRY PLANE
(OF ELTHAM, YEOMAN)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE 14th 1793 AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO JEMIMA DAUGHTER OF
THOS AND MARGARET RAIN DIED
AUGUST THE 27th 1794 AGED 8 MONTHS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st May 1784
Henry Rain, of Gillingham, Maltster
   To his three sons, Thomas, James and Joseph, his freehold house in Gillingham, shared equally, for ever.
   To son Thomas and John Wilson the Younger, of Oterham, Hoyman, (his executors), £300 upon trust, to invest and pay interest to his wife, Mary, for life. After her death, then upon trust for their children, Thomas, James, Joseph, Jemima and Mary, equally shared. To John Wilson, £5 for his troubles as executor. Residue after payment of debts and funeral costs, to his trustees, upon trust, to dispose of and proceeds shared among his children, equally shared at 21 years. In meantime the interest to be used towards the maintenance and education of his children. In case son Thomas, for the better carrying on of his trade as a Maltster, now the testator’s business, he can make use of money bequeathed to his children, not exceeding £400. Thomas must become bound in a bond for this money, to John Wilson.
   Witnesses: Francis ( ? ), Mariner, James Read and William Jefferys
   Proved 30th July 1789

590.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR WILLIAM DAVIS
GUN STOCK FACTOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th OF FEBRUARY 1819
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS JANE DAVIS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF JUNE 1825
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR WILLIAM OAKLEY
PURSER IN THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED 10th OCTOBER 1844
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 6th FEBRUARY 1852
AGED 87 YEARS

591.   Headstone

DORCAS GRIFFITHS
DIED SEPTEMBER THE 23rd 1784
AGED 63 YEARS

592.   Chest Tomb

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
SAMUEL LONDON
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
THE 11th 1782 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MR SAMUEL LONDON
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOVEMBER 25th 1785
AGED 74 YEARS
MRS ANN MUNN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH LONDON
DIED 7th MAY 1810 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MRS ELIZABETH RULE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
MRS ANN MUNN DIED
JULY 18th 1834 AGED 71 YEARS

Side Panel
T. RULE, GENT DIED FEB 13th 1842 AGED 81 YEARS
"Resurgam"

Side Panel
NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH
MR THOMAS RULE
SON OF THE ABOVE MRS ELIZTH RULE
DIED JULY 25th 1833 AGED 44 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 6th November 1782
Samuel London the Elder of Gillingham, Yeoman
   Real estate to son Samuel, for ever, plus £400, in trust, for the lifetime of daughter Mary wife of Thomas Munn, to pay her the interest; after her death, then the £400 and interest to be shared among his grandchildren, Samuel, Elizabeth, Robert and John Pierce, children of daughter Ann and her late husband, Robert, Thomas and Ann Munn, children of daughter Ann and Thomas Munn, in equal shares, at 21 years. To son Samuel, £400, in trust, during life of daughter Elizabeth, wife of Francis Smith, later for her children, as for daughters Mary and Ann. Residue of estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to son Samuel, for ever.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, E. J. Twopenny and Henry Hill
   Proved 8th February 1786

593.   Headstone and Foot Stone

RICHARD NORTH
OB 1820 AETAT 73
FRANCES NORTH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
OB 1829 AETAT 74

594.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROUND, DREDGERMAN
WHO WAS DROWNED BY ACCIDENT THE
20th OF SEPT 1794 AGED 25 YEARS
"Stop, Youth and cast a serious look,
On him who slumbers here,
And when you read his history,
In pity drop a tear,
A youth cut off in early time,
By death’s untimely blow,
All pleasing hopes of him lye dead,
And buried here below,
He who was hardly in his prime,
Whose life did scarcely bloom,
By sudden death was snatched away,
His sun’s gone down ‘ere noon,
A servant diligent and true’
And careful in his trust,
Lies buried here in hope to rise,
With joy among the just"

Rear
TO
THE MEMORY OF JOHN ROUND
WHO DIED MARCH THE 1st 1806
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF JAS STRETON
AND FORMERLY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 7th 1811
AGED 38 YEARS

595.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF JOHN THOMPSON
SAIL MAKER IN SOUTH SHIELDS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF DEC
1794 IN THE 20th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Dear, loving faithful partner now farewell,
With whom it was my happiness to dwell,
With whom I was united heart with heart,
From whom it is so painful thus to part,
Yet shall the gracious hand that took thee hence,
By love divine thy absence recompense,
Prepare me for the bliss thou hast and then,
Eternity unite us both again,
JEMIMA THEIR DAUGHTER DIED IN
INFANCY

596.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES CHELL BEDWELL
YOUNGEST SON OF
FRANCIS BEDWELL
OF BAUNTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
WHO DIED 21st APRIL 1857
AGED 35 YEARS

597.   Small Flat Stone

ANDW JOHN BUCKINGHAM
HAMBLY
CAPT R.M. LT INFY DIED JANY 1st 1857
AGED 37 YEARS
598.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN MEMORY
OF ANN WIFE OF HENRY STROUD
DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER THE 13tH 1791
AGED 48 YEARS
DINAH THEIR DAUGHTER DIED JANY 1st 1782
AGED 6 MONTHS
RICHARD THEIR SON DIED AUGUST 22nd 1787
AGED 5 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"When God cuts off the thread of life,
Then fatal death parts man and wife,
Behold thy self by me such once was I as thou,
And thou in time shall be even dust as I am now"
ALSO THE ABOVE HENRY STROUD WHO DIED
NOVEMBER THE 23rd 1804 AGED 55 YEARS
"Farewell vain world, I’ve had enough of thee,
And now am careless of what thou say’st of me,
Thy smiles I court not, nor thou frowns I fear,
My cares are past my head lies quiet here,
What faults you saw in me, take care to shun,
And look at home enough there to be done"

599.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN H LARGE
WHO DIED JULY 10th 1855 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS B LARGE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH B LARGE
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1856 AGED 14 YEARS
"They sleep in Jesus and are blessed,
How sweet their slumbers are,
From suffering and from sin released,
And free’d from every care"

600.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MR EDWARD FROUD
LATE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th DAY OF JULY 1833
AGED 81 YEARS
"I know thou wilt bring me to the grave,
And to the house appointed for all the
Living"

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th April 1808
Edward Froud of Upnor, Bombadier in H. M. Royal Invalid Artillery
His land at Upnor, Frindsbury, and house, lately built for him, to his sister, Kitty Wilkins, now living with him, for ever. All personal estate and effects also to Kitty, she is executor.
Witnesses: Samuel Wilkins, John Kentsman and Charles ?
Proved 15th august 1833 Kitty Wilkins is now wife of Samuel Ferrier

601.   Headstone and Foot Stone

IN
MEMORY OF MARY GUTHRIE
DAUGHTER OF ALEXANDER AND
MARY GUTHRIE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 25th OF JANY 1789
AGED 19 YEARS
"Youth beware how time you spend,
You see how soon ‘tis at an end"

602.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MR WILLIAM REASON
WHO DIED 17th APRIL 1854
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1847
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO
ELEANOR WHO DIED IN INFANCY

Prerogative of Canterbury Will, dated 15th March 1854
William Reason of Green Street, Gillingham, Master Mariner
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, to wife Eleanor, rents from his house in Green Street, lately in his own occupation and personal effects and estate, for life. After her death, , to niece Ann Eliza Anderson, subject to payment of legacies. To his half brother Henry Worsley formerly of Throwley, 19 guineas. After the death of his wife, to Elizabeth Anderson, for some years his faithful servant, £30, if she does not survive his wife, then this legacy to her sister Eleanor Mary Anderson of Halstow. George Gifford of Gad’s Hill, Gillingham and wife, Eleanor are executors.
Signs will with a mark.
   Witnesses: George Gifford, John Carter and William [Ander]son ?
   Proved 22nd June 1854 Power reserved to George Gifford

603.   Ledger over Brick Vault

IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN HOAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 3rd 1756
IN THE 64th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 5th 1763
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN H MOSELEY, PURSER, R. N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF APRIL 1846
AGED 44 YEARS



Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 18th June 1753
John Hoar of Brompton, Gentleman
   To brother Richard, his house in West Court Street, Brompton, occupied by William Thomas, for ever. To kinsman Edward Hoar, son of the above Richard, his house occupied by John Chiles, Master of the Chatham yacht, this adjoins his own house, for ever. The house adjoining the Chiles house, to Elizabeth Hoar, daughter of the late brother William, for ever.
   From the house he bought from the late Charles Dunk, Cordwainer, £4 per year to be paid to the Constable of the parish of Gillingham, and succeeding Constables, to buy bread for the poor of the parish, who do not receive alms, for ever.
   Residue of income from this house, to Ann Hoar daughter of brother William, for ever.
   To wife, his two houses, one a victualing house called "The Plow", occupied by Pierce Onion ? and the other by Thomas Bennowell, both in West Court Street, for ever.
   To trusty friend William Taylor of Brompton, £5; to his wife all other real estate, for life, after her death, to persons entitled ?,personal estate, ready money, investments, beds, linen, woollen, brass, copper, etc., to wife for ever. Wife and William Taylor are executors.
   Signs will with a mark
   Witnesses: George Garth, Thomas Willson and John Holden
   Proved 8th July 1756

604.   Headstone

TO
THE MEMORY OF MARTHA WIFE OF
JAMES MOSELEY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th DAY OF
JUNE 1800 AGED 56 YEARS
"Now my dear wife’s at ease and rest within this silent grave,
Her soul’s no doubt is with the blest, let fruitless sorrow wane,
My loss, I hope is her great gain, let no rude hand annoy,
Her dust now sleeps exempt from pain, in hopes of future joy"
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES MOSELEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS TRANSITORY LIFE THE
23rd DAY OF AUGUST 1804 AGED 65 YEARS
"In lifeless clay we here remain,
Each in a ?????? narrow bound,
In hopes to meet with life again,
When the last trump shall shake the ground"

605.   Headstone and Foot Stone

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF ROBERT NEWNHAM
WHO DIED THE 10th OF NOV 1831
AGED 61 YEARS
"She was a sincere Christian,
Saved by divine grave through,
Faith in Christ, in death she
Was resigned and triumphant,
Thanks be to God who giveth,
Us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT NEWNHAM
WHO DIED THE 16th OF APRIL 1839
AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 5th September 1838
To Robert Newnham of Gad’s Hill, Gillingham, Caulker
   Good friend, John Carter of Layfield, Gillingham, Baker and Richard Dunn, Shipwright of Layfield, his three freehold houses at Gad’s Hill, occupied by himself and John and Thomas Cook, upon trust, to sell and to hold proceeds upon trust. They are to sell his personal estate, except body linen, which goes to his brothers William and Benjamin, equally shared. To his two brothers, £10 each, £10 each also to nephews Edward Newnham of Gillingham, Shipwright and George Newnham of Gillingham, Carpenter, nieces Jane Baure and Clara Baure.
   To John Carter and Richard Dunn, £5 each. Residue shared by sister Betsy Stevens of Stoke in ( ? ), Devon, widow and late wife’s nephew Richard ( ? ) Jacob of Samuel Street, Commercial Road, Middlesex, Letter Carrier in the G.P.O., shared equally.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens of Chatham, Solicitor and John Cook of Gillingham, Dredgerman.

Affidavit 15th August 1839
John Stephens sworn, confirms will same he and others witnessed, in testator’s presence, after he had signed will.
   Proved 16th August 1839

606.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD JACOB
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT 16th
1805 AGED 56 YEARS
"Time swept by his o’er whelming tide,
My faithful partner from my side,
And you of yours depriv’d may be,
As unexpected as me,
Death soon will end all mortal love,
So fix your hearts on things above"
LEFT SURVIVING 3 SONS AND 3 DAUS
VIZ FRANCES, MARY, RICHARD
ANN, ISAAC AND ABRAHAM

607.   Small Cross

C. B. A. C.
DIED
JULY
20th
1858
ONE DAY

608.   Headstone and Foot Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANN HUTTON
WHO DIED VERY DEEPLY TO BE LAMENTED
APRIL 2nd 1841
AGED 4 ½ YEARS
ALSO TO
MRS FRANCES GRAY
GRANDMOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 10th 1837
AGED 76 YEARS
HER LIFE WAS SPENT IN THE PRACTISE
OF EVERY CHRISTIAN VIRTUE
AND HER END WAS PEACE

609.   Headstone and Two Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH FULLER
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1828
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HOSKINGS
AND SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 29th 1840
AGED 73 YEARS
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou,
Knoweth not what a day may bring forth"
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM HOSKINGS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th 1850
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO JOHN FULLER HOSKINGS
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED IN INFANCY

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 13th July 1831
William Hoskings of Chatham, Labourer
   To wife Hannah, all household goods and furniture, plate, glass, china, beds, clothes and all monies, after payment of debts and funeral costs, for life. After her death, to sons and daughters, William, Charles, John, Sarah, Hannah and Maria Hoskings, equally shared.
   Wife and Thomas Hodge of Chatham, Labourer, are executors.
   Witnesses: George Piquenet of Chatham and Thomas Dearl ? of Chatham.
   Proved 11th November 1850. Testator was late of Gillingham and a depositor in Chatham Savings Bank. Wife Hannah and Thomas Hodge died in testator’s lifetime, administration granted to son John.

610.   Ledger over Low Stone Vault

HERE REST THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
CHARLES EUSTACE MAC DONNEL
CAPTAIN AND BREVET MAJOR
IN HER MAJESTY’S 29th REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
FIFTH SON OF REV RICHARD MAC DONNEL
PROVOST OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN
BORN 17th AUGUST 1823
HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGNS
OF THE SUTLEJ AND THE PUNJAUB
AND FOUGHT IN THE BATTLES OF
FEROZESHAH AND SOBRAON
CHILLIANWALL AND GOAJERAT
HE DIED AT CHATHAM ON 5th AUGUST 1853
IN THE HOPE AND FEAR OF LORD JESUS
"I heard a voice from heaven saying,
Unto me, "Write from henceforth blessed,
Are the dead which die in the Lord,
Even so saith the spirit, for they rest from
Their labours"" Rev xiv 13

611.   Ledger over Brick Vault

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN MAITLAND
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 13th DAY OF OCTOBER 1850
AGED 10 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
ELDEST CHILD OF
CAPTAIN A. C. ANDERSON 86th FOOT
MAJOR OF BRIGADE QUEEN’S TROOPS
MADRAS, EAST INDIES
"Blessed are the dead which die,
In the Lord" Rev 14 Chap 13 Verse

612.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HINDES THE SON OF
LIEUT JOHN HINDES SPARKS
R. N. AND SARAH HARPER
HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th OF JULY 1816 AGED 13 YEARS

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