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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 613 to 689   Interior of Church

613.   Ledger, West End, Centre Aisle

FRANCIS ROBT SMITH ESQ.
DIED ON THE 31st JANUARY 1830
AGED 83 YEARS
ELIZABETH SMITH
HIS WIFE
DIED ON THE 20th MAY 1831
AGED 78 YEARS
FRANCIS SMITH ESQ.
DIED ON THE 1st JULY 1833
AGED 55 YEARS
MORTON SECOND SON OF
JAMES SMITH ESQ.
AND GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
FRANCIS AND ELIZABETH
DIED 17th OCTOBER 1835
IN THE 22nd YEAR OF HIS AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 27th June 1833
Francis Smith of Brompton, Esquire
To Sarah Hugill, if she is in his service at his death, £200. Brother James Smith is executor and residuary legatee.
Witnesses: John Anderson, M.D., Rochester and Francis Hooper, Gentleman, Gillingham
Proved 9th July 1833

614.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

HANNAH [      ] SMYTH
DIED [      ] 1786
AGED [21 or 24] YEARS

615.   Ledger, North of Centre Aisle

HERE LIETH BURYED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM MANSER THE YOUNGER
SON OF RICHARD MANSER
OF THE PARISH OF GILLINGHAM, GENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
FIRST DAY OF APRIL ANNO
DOM 1653 BEING AGED 42 YEARS

616.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

M [   ] C
DIED THE 23rd OF AUGUST 1801
AGED [    ] YEARS

617.   Small Stone, Centre Aisle

J. D.
1778

618.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

FRANCES FENNELL
DIED THE 11th OF JULY 1793
AGED 22 YEARS
FRANCES WIFE OF
JOHN FENNELL GENT AND
MOTHER OF THE AFORESAID FRANCES
DIED THE 18th OF JULY 1793
AGED 52 YEARS

619.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

[HERE LIES]
[IN]TERRíD YE BODY OF
[THOMAS] [HAR]MAN OF THIS [PARISH]
[WHO] [D]PARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] [FEB] 1709 AGED 63 YEARS
[WILLIAM] [H]ARMAN OF THIS [PARISH]
[WHO] [D]EPARTED THIS LIFE [MARCH]
1709 AGED 57 YEARS
[THO]MAS HARMAN
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
[    ] JANUARY 1729
[AGED] [    ]6 YEARS
THOS [HARMAN] WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE FEB YE 24th 1742
[AGED] [   ] YEARS

Deanery of Shoreham Wills, dated 9th May 1690 and 3rd July 1714
Thomas Harman of Gillingham, Blacksmith
   All real estate to son, Thomas and his heirs. In default of heirs, to testatorís brother, William of Gillingham, Blacksmith, for ever, also £10. Residue to son Thomas. Brother William is executor until Thomas is 21.
   Witnesses: John Lacock, John Featherstone and Francis Brooks
   Proved 20th April 1710

Thomas Harman of Gillingham, Yeoman
   All real estate and Smithís forge in Gillingham, lately occupied by John Snoath, Mariner, with 15 acres of land, known as Bartruppís Farm of Queen Downs in Gillingham, now in his own occupation. Alao his two houses near Blacksole Pond in Gillingham, one empty, the other occupied by Richard Haford; his other house near Grange Orchard in Gillingham, lately occupied by William Nightingale ; also his house in East Lane in Maidstone, occupied by Mr Robins, to his wife, Mary, for her life. After her death, the house and Smithís forge, to daughter, Jane Harman, for ever. The house in Maidstone and house in Gillingham, occupied by Mr Nightingale, after wifeís death, to daughter Elizabeth, for ever. Also, after wifeís death, Bartruppís Farm or Queen Downs, to son Robert, for ever, and his two houses at Blacksole Pond to daughter Mary, for ever.
   Residue to wife, Mary, she is executor.
   Witnesses: William Valence, Stephen Elve and Richard Sheafe
   Proved February 1729

620.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

BENEATH THIS STONE
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS
OF
RHODA LUCY MARIA
WIFE OF
THOMAS ALLEYNE MAYNARD
ESQ
OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
SHE DIED
ON THE 30th OF FEBRUARY 1819
AGED 30 YEARS

621.   Ledger, Centre Aisle

.HERE LYETH INTERRíD THE BODY OF
MR WILLIAM ACWORTH
WHO DIED DECEM [26th or 29th] 17[11]
AGED 37 YEARS

622.   Brass on Ledger Centre Aisle

HIS JACET DOMINUS JOHANNES BREGGE VICARIUS DE
GYLLYNGHAM CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

623.   Black Ledger, Centre Aisle   (Most of this was hidden in Connollyís day, he only had the left edge.
               The ledger is under a long, fixed carpet, so I was unable to get all of the inscription)

[SACRED TO THE MEMORY]
OF THE REV. JOHN JENKINSON, M.A.
WHO DIED [THE] [27th] MAY 1780
IN THE SIXTY FOURTH YEAR OF HIS AGE
HAVING BEEN [VICAR] FOR
TWENTY [SEVEN] YEARS, OF THIS PARISH
ALSO
OF HIS YOUNGEST SON [BROX]HOLM JENKINSON
CAPT. IN THE 98th [REGT.] OF FOOT WHO FELL
A VICTIM TO THE FATE [    ] [IN THE] 21st YEAR
OF HIS AGE [    ] COMPANY
AS MARINES ON BOARD [H.M. SHIP] [    ]FORD IN THE
EAST INDIES [    ] DAY OF JULY 1782
FOR HIS GALLANT [    ] [IN] A FORMER
ACTION OFF THE ISLAND [OF] [    ]OYES ON THE 16th
DAY OF APRIL 1781 [    ] THE HONOUR OF
RECEIVING THE THANKS OF HIS COMMANDING
OFFICER IN [    ] ORDERS
ALSO
ANNE RELICT OF THE REV JOHN JENKINSON
AND DAUGHTER OF THE REV EDWARD DERBY
WHO DIED THE 12th OF DECEMBER 1792
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HER AGE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th May 1778
Rev John Jenkinson
   Wife Anne and sons, John, Edward and Broxholm are executors.
To his wife, for life, as long as she remains his widow, an annuity of £150, this comes from his properties in Lincolnshire. Also to his wife, £200. After her death or remarriage, this property ? to his three sons, equally shared, for ever. All his plate, linen, woollen, china, pewter, brass, bedding, household stuff, to wife.
   Residue of money, investments, debts, personal estate, not already bequeathed, his debts and funeral costs being first paid, to his sons, equally divided. He has advanced money to his sons to buy commissions in the army for John and Broxholm and to start Edward in business; this money to be taken as part of his residuary estate. If any of his sons receive more than the money already advanced, they are to pay back to his estate the surplus, before any division is made, so as to make them all equal.
   Witnesses: William Twopenny, Junior, Daniel Bensted and Rachel Colville
   Proved 12th June 1780 Power reserved to widow Anne and sons John and Broxholm.

The 98th Regiment in which Broxholm served, was the second raising of 1780 and it was disbanded in 1785 and raised again later. In June 1782 it was engaged in the Battle of Arnee in India. In 1781 it was at Bombay. Broxholm was probably in charge of a group of the 98th who were serving as temporary substitutes for Royal Marines on board a Royal Navy ship, when he died. East Indies was generally used for India.

624.   Tablet on Wall

IN A VAULT NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF THE VENERABLE AND REVEREND
HOUSTONNE RADCLIFFE, D.D.
ARCHDEACON AND PREBENARY OF CANTERBURY
SUBDEAN OF WELLS, RECTOR OF ICKHAM
FORMERLY FELLOW OF BRASEN NOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD
BY WHICH SOCIETY HE WAS PRESENTED
TO THE VICARAGE OF THIS PARISH
IN THE YEAR 1780
HE MARRIED MARY ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE REVEREND JOHN GOOCH, D.D. PREBENDARY
OF ELY BY WHOM HE LEFT NO ISSUE
HE DIED APRIL 8th 1822
HAVING NEARLY COMPLETED HIS 84th YEAR
HE DIRECTED BY HIS WILL THE FOLLOWING TEXTS
"Every manís work shall be made manifest,
For the day shall declare it" 1Cor 13
" Be not high minded, but fear" Rom x 120

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd February 1815
Houston Radcliffe, Doctor of Divinity, Archdeacon of Canterbury, Vicar of Gillingham
   Gives detailed instructions for his monument and inscription.
   To wife Mary, the property settled on her by an agreement made at their marriage, dated 10th October [     ], and £100 stock in 3% Consolidated Annuities, which was hers before their marriage, and books she owned before marriage, which were given to her by her late father, also his own books to the value of £50 and clock which was her fatherís.
   To nephew John Radcliffe, Rector of Limehouse and Vicar of Doddington and Teynham, other books, globes and mathematical and philosophical instruments. After wifeís death, his plate to nephew Rev John, except that coming from his wifeís father, which she can dispose of as she thinks fit, except silver coffee pot and salver which is embossed with Radcliffe arms, this goes, after her death, to Thomas Hayward Radcliffe, grandson of his brother, Alexander of Wigan, to whom it once belonged.
  His chariot horses, if he has any at his death, and household furniture and live and dead farm stock to his wife, as she might choose, the rest to be sold and proceeds to pay his debts and funeral costs. After her death, residue to be divided into three parts, one part for Ann Radcliffe, daughter of late nephew John, the other two parts to nephew Rev John Radcliffe.
   To nephew Thomas, brother of the Rev John Radcliffe, an annuity of £30, for life from his 3% Consolidated Annuities, after wifeís death.
   To Rev John Radcliffe, his gold watch; to nephew Thomas Radcliffe, his gold repeating watch; to god daughter, Ann daughter of Rev John Radcliffe, £100, after wifeís death; also after wifeís death, £100 to the Charity for Widows and Orphans of Clergymen in the Diocese of Canterbury, £100 to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and £100 each to the Hospital of St. John, Northgate, Canterbury and St Nicholas, Harbledown.
   To each of his servants who have been with him at least three years and are with him at his death, two years wages in addition to wages due. To his other servants wages to the end of the year in which he dies.
   His manuscript sermons and other manuscripts to be burnt. To his successor as archdeacon of Canterbury, the box he inherited from his predecessor labelled Archdeacon Cantuar, 1734 and mahogany drawers he bought to receive writings which belong to that office.
   His wife, nephew Rev John Radcliffe and Ann Radcliffe, daughter of the late John Radcliffe, are executors.
   Witnesses: H. J. Palmer and Daniel Bensted
   Proved 12th June 1822

625.   Oval White Marble Tablet, South Wall of Chancel

NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF
MRS MARY PIGOT
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE PIGOT
OF BUNISHALL IN THE COUNTY
PALANTINE OF CHESTER, ESQ AND
SISTER OF THE PRESENT INCUMBENT
FRANCIS PIGOT M.A.
SHE DYED THE 6th OF NOV 1732
IN THE 44th YEAR OF HER AGE

626.   White Marble Tablet, with Arms, North Wall of Chancel

M. S.
FRANCISCI PHILIPS
QUEM IN AGRO HEREFORDENSI STIRPE HONESTA NATUM
ACADEMIA OXONIENSIS SUSCEPIT
FOVIT BONIS LITERIS IMBUIT SODALITIO ADSCRIPSIT
GRADU DEINDE MAGISTRALI IN ARTIBUS INSIGNITUM
HUJUSCE ECCLESIAE GUBERNACULO
(COMMUNI SUFFRAGIO ADMOVIT)
COLLEGIUM AEANASENSE
SED PASTOREM GREGI NONDUM SATIS NOTUM
(SI INNOTUISSET CERTE DESLENDUM)
INIMICA SEBRIS ABSTULIT
SPESQUE MULTORUM ET PRECES ILLUSIT
OBIIT 22nd SEPTEMBRIS ANNO DOMINI 1679
AETATIS 30

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 12th September 1679
Francis Phillips, Master of Arts, Fellow of Brase Nose College, Oxford, Vicar of Gillingham
   To Brasenose College, place of his education, £10. To Priscilla Cooke, his aunt, 40 shillings; each of his brothers and sisters, and brother in law and sisters in law, 40 shillings; to sister Judith Phillips an additional £10 and his plate and beds and linen; to nieces, Olive Browne and Mary Boulder, £10 each; to friends, Dr John Fitzwilliam and James Upton, 20 shillings each; to godson, Francis Phillips, son of Dr Stephen Phillips and Mary Phillips, (brother and sister in law), all his books and house in Ledbury, Herefordshire, occupied by Francis Hall, with orchard and barn and 3 acres, for ever. Also to Francis, at 24 years, house in Ledbury, occupied by James Haite ? and orchard adjoining his aunt Wyldís house, also milk house and 9 acres, (Longmere Field), all these left to testator by his father, Stephen Phillips. If Francis Phillips dies pre 24, then all to Robert Phillips son of Dr Stephen Phillips, at 24, for ever. If Robert Phillips dies pre 24, then to John, another son of Dr Stephen Phillips at 24, if he dies pre 24, then to all his siblings at 24, equally shared; if they all die pre 24, the to their father, Stephen. Brother Stephen is executor.
   Witnesses: Allington Payneter, William Milles and mark of Christopher Turke
   Proved October 1679

627.   Ledger, North Chancel

UNDERNEATH
LYETH ANNE
DAUGHTER OF MR JAMES TAPLEY
LATE OF STROOD IN THIS COUNTY
AND WIFE OF JOHN SIMMONS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 18th OF APRIL 1751
AGED 37 YEARS
SHE LEFT ISSUE BY HER SAID HUSBAND
SIX SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS
VIZ JAMES, JOHN, ANN, MARY,
ELIZABETH AND TAPLEY
HERE ALSO LIETH MR JOHN SIMMONS
WHO DIED OCT 29th 1766 AGED 57 YEARS

628.   Ledger, North Chancel

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS SARAH DICE WIFE OF
CAPT. THOMAS DICE R. N.
AND DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL AND CATHERINE BAKER
OF DARLAND
WHO DURING A SHORT BUT USEFUL LIFE PERFORMED
ALL THE DUTIES OF A DAUGHTER, WIFE AND MOTHER
IN A MOST EXEMPLARY MANNER
DIED 20th MARCH 1818 AGED 26 YEARS
UNDER THIS STONE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
MR ROBERT BAKER
WHO DIED ON THE 26th OF JUNE 1823
OF A PULMONARY CONSUMPTION
ON HIS PASSAGE FROM NAPLES
AGED 21
"Accept Dear Shade this tributary tear,
That mourns thy exit from a world like this,
Forgive the wish that would detain thee here,
And keep thee longer from the Realms of Bliss"

629.   Marble Tablet, North Chancel

"Didat Servata Fides"
HIS JACET ANTHONIUS PAYNETER DE EST
COURT GENEROSUS FILIV& HAERES GVILI
ELMI PAYNETER DE TWYDALL ARMIGERIA QUI
QUIDEM ANTHONIUS ACCEPIT SIBI UXOREM
KATHERINAM FILIAM NATU MINIMAM ET UNAM
EX HERIDIBUS ROBERTI HARRIS ARMIGERI
UNIUS MAGISTORUM CURIAE CANCELLARIAE
OBIIT AUTEM DICTUS ANTHONIUS QUINTO
DIE MARTII ANNO DOMINI 1613 ANNOQUE AETATIS
SUAE 57 ET REIQUIT GULIELMUM
PAYNETER UNICUM FILIUM ET HEREDEM
MODO SUPERSTITEM

630.   Low Altar Tomb, Black Marble Top with Arms, South Chancel

HERE LYETH BURYED YE BODYES OF WILLIAM HAYWARD
OF GRANCH, GENT WHO DYED IN YE 94th YEAR OF HIS
AGED YE XXVI OF MARCH 1612 AND ALICE HAWARD HIS
WIFE YE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS CLYVE, GENT WHO LYKE
WISE DECEASED YE LI YEAR OF HER AGE YE XX OF DECEMB
1610 WHO LYVED TOGETHER 34 YEARS & LEFT BEHIND
THEM 2 SONNES SAMUEL & THOMAS & ON DAUGHTER ABIGAIL

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 21st January 1610 (1611)
William Hayward of Grange, Gillingham, Gentleman
   Desires to be buried in the South Chancel of Gillingham church, (Grange Chancel)
   His monument to record fact that he was the heir of Stephen Hayward of Hartie, (Harty, Sheppey). To the poor who attend his funeral, £4, to be distributed by his executors. To the poor of St Thomas the Apostle, Hartie, 40 shillings; to the poor of   ?   and Leysdown, 10 shillings; to the preacher who conducts his funeral, 10 shillings. 
   To sons Samuel all his household stuff at his house at Hartie called Hickmaires?, also his mill at Hartie. To son Thomas all household stuff at Grange, except plate and all his sheep and kine and one good gelding for riding, also £300; to daughter Abigail, wife of William Fround, 200 marks?, after her death to her children; to the wife of William Harborne, 20 shillings; to Thomas Knott, 20 shillings; to the wife of William Thomas, 10 shillings; to the wife of Richard Lewston, 10 shillings; to godson William    ? , 10 shillings; to William Emerie, 6 shillings; to godson William Gisborne, 10 shillings; to Elizabeth Hayward, daughter of son Stephen, a silver cup on day of marriage and an annuity of of 20 shillings, for life; to Elizabeth and Mary Greestreet, daughters of Abraham of Hartie, 40 shillings each; to Elizabeth Witcherlie, £4; to William Bridget, his godson, 6 shillings; to Edward Peters, his man, £5, if with him at death; to maid Marie Jarves, as before, £5; to servant John Wooding, sa before, £4; to john England, his shepherd, as before, £6 6s 8d.
   To son Samuel his lease from Mr Howe on land in Sheapie, (Sheppey).
   Residue of goods and chattels, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to son Samuel, who is executor.

Codicil 4th March 1611 (1612)
   The £300 to his daughter Abigail is cancelled; she is to have £200. Son Thomas to have all the land at Grange which is to be stock to the sum of £300, formerly given to Thomas, executor to pay Thomas £100 and residue of the £300. His two sons share his plate. To servant Mary Brisenden £3, if with him at death
Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Barham Potman and Baptiste Tufton
   Proved 4th April 1613

631.   Ledger, South Chancel

HERE LYETH CAPTAINE THO
HEWARD (HAYWARD) LORD OF THE MANOR
OF GRENCH TO WCH THIS CHANCEL
APPERTAYNETH WHO DYED
THE 28th DAY OF APRIL 1637

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th June 1629
Thomas Hayward of Grange, Gentleman
   To the poor of Gillingham £50, executor to buy land and use rent, (£4 5s 4d per annum) for benefit of the poor. (This £50 bought Lidsing Farm but tenant Henry Jowles did not pay any money to the charity until 1657, the last payment was in 1744, after which it lapsed.)
   To William Hayward, son of his nephew, Samuel, his Copris House in Gillingham, he is to pay the annual rent to kinsmen, Philip and Thomas Frowde, until the lease, from the Earl of Montgomery expires.
   To daughter Ann all moveable goods and furniture, also a chain of pearls, (100) and chain of jewels, which belonged to his sister, Maria ?
   To kinsman William Hayward a house called Diggins Farm in Gillingham, occupied by Richard Fuller, for ever. To daughter Ann residue of his houses in Gillingham and Rainham, for ever. If Ann dies without lawful issue, then to kinsman William Hayward, for ever.
   His good friends Henry Sanford of Bobbing, Gentleman to see to the maintenance and education of daughter Ann, at £30 per annum until she is ten and £40 per annum to 18 years or day of marriage, this from his lands, paid by his executor.
   Good friends Valentine P ? t of London and Henry Jowles of Gillingham, are Overseers of will, they to help bring up and educate Ann while she is a minor.
   Witnesses: John Philpott, John Parrie and Thomas Philpott

632.   Ledger, South Chancel

CLARE GOULDING MOTHER OF
HENRY JOWLES ESZQUIRE WHO WAS
BURIED THE 11th DAY OF NOVEMBER
1631 TO WHOM DEATH WAS
HER GREAT ADVANTAGE

633.   Ledger with Arms, South Chancel

THE MEMORIALL OF THE JUST
SHALL BE BLESSED CHRYSAGON
JOWLES AUGUST 27th 1648
FROM THE WOMBE TO THE TOMBE
BY MOORE JOWLES

634.   Ledger, South Chancel

JOHN GOVLDING THE ONLY SONNE
OF HENRY GOVLDING GENT WHICH
HEE HAD BY HIS FIRST WIFE CLARE
GOVLDING WAS BURYED THE [ ]
DAY OF FEBRUARY 1625

635.   Small Ledger, South Chancel

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE AND SARAH
TWIN DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN AND SARAH TAYLOR
OF GRANGE FARM IN THIS PARISH
THE FORMER DIED 31st JANUARY 1835
AGED 5 DAYS
AND THE LATTER 5th SEPTEMBER 1835
AGED 10 DAYS
ALSO EMMA THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 11th JANUARY 1837
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO JOHN EDWIN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 23rd JULY 1839
AGED 4 MONTHS

636.   Coloured Marble Tablet, with Arms, South Chancel

DEATH HATH ADDED TO THE ORNAMENTS
OF THIS PLACE THE BLESSED MEMORIALLS
OF
MRS ANN HAWARD THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOS HAWARD OF GRANCH IN THIS
PARISH ESQ DAUGHTER AND COHEIRE
OF MR RICHARD ODELL DESCENDED
FROM THE AUNTIENT FAMILY OF THE
ODELLS OF ODELL IN BEDFORDSHIRE
SHE HAD ISSUE ONLY A DAUGHTER AND
DEPARTED THIS MORTAL LIFE THE
FIFTH OF OCTOBER 1628 TO WHOSE
REMEMBRANCE HER MOST AFFECTIONATE
HUSBAND HATH CONSECRATED THIS
MONUMENT

637.   Small black Ledger, Cross Aisle near West End

THOS NEAL AGED
54 DIED DEC 10th
1739

638.   Small Square Stone

MRS HANNAH
RADFORD DIED
FEB YE 3rd 1747
AGED 60 YEARS

639.   Small Square Stone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MRS JEMIMA FREARNE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY
THE XXXI [    ] AGED [    ]XI
YEARS
WHO WAS THE MOTHER
OF MR THO[MAS] [FREARNE] ?

640.   Large Ledger, Under Organ, North West Angle of Church

TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WARD ESQ (LATE OF SHEERNESS)
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF NENETTER LETITIA WARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6th OF MARCH 1855
AGED 59 YEARS
THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE NAMED NENETTER LETITIA WARD
ARE DEPOSITED IN A VAULT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THIS CHURCH
ALSO
MISS NENETTER ANN ANGELINA WARD
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER
AGED 18 YEARS

641.   Ledger near Entrance from Vestry, North Aisle

MR
[GOD]REY ? BRETT
[WHO DIED JUNE [    ] AGED 75
YEARS
[ALSO] THE BODY OF
MR
[JOH]N ? BRETT
WHO DIED THE [    ]th OF
[       ] [    ]4 AGED [ ] YEARS

642.   Ledger, North Aisle

THOMAS COLBY
ESQ
DIED YE 6th OF MARCH 1750 AGED 78
YEARS
ALSO THE BODY OF
MRS
ELIZTH COLBY
HIS WIFE
DIED YE 16th OF OCTOBER 1758
AGED [   ] YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st January 1750
Thomas Colby of Gillingham, Gentleman
   His executors to lay out £1,000 in Public Funds, in trust, to pay the interest to his wife, Elizabeth, for life. Afer her death, to pay to daughter Ann Swann, wife of John, Surgeon, for life. After her death, to pay to her children by her late husband Dr Samuel Bradt at 21 or marriage, if daughters.
   An indenture between himself and daughter Elizabeth on the 1st part and Samuel Atkins of Portsmouth of the 2nd part, in consideration of his daughterís marriage to Atkins, means the executors will lay out £600 into Public Funds and the sum of £400, likewise invested, to pay his wife for life and after her death to pay interest from the £400 to "daughter Atkins", for life. After wifeís death, in trust, for her children, they to share equally the £400 at 21. If there are no children then the £400 to daughter Elizabeth; if Elizabeth died in her husbandís lifetime or that of his wife, leaving no children, then the £400 to son Thomas, daughters Ann Swann and Henrietta Brett wife of Captain Piercy Brett, equally shared.
   At the wedding of Henrietta, he agreed to pay Captain Brett, after death of testatorís wife, £1,000, this is the full part of his daughterís portion, hence there is no further provision for her in his will.
   To son Thomas £500 after his motherís death. To his wife, all jewels, books, household goods, plate, linen, furniture and pictures. All real estate and residue of personal estate, after debts and funeral costs are paid also to wife. Wife and son Thomas are executors.
   Witnesses: Anthony Nott, Thomas Ingram and Thomas Pickfatt ?

Codicil 1st January 1751
   If his wife survives him, son Thomas to have all his manuscripts and printed books and papers in his closet in the back room, and those in his escritoire that relate to naval affairs. All pictures both stone (sculpture ?) and painting, the two carved stones, weather glass and medals in his common parlour. He had bequeathed to son Thomas £500, now gives an extra £300, after his motherís death. As a token to son in law Captain Brett, he is to have his ship picture hanging over the mantel piece in best chamber.
   No witnesses

Affidavit 12th March1751
   Piercy Brett the Elder of Chatham, Gentleman and Newland Rice of Chatham, Gentleman are sworn. They were well acquainted with the testator and confirm codicil is in his hand and that the signature is the testatorís.
   Proved 15th March 1751

643.   Ledger, North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
MORRIS CARPENTER
GENT FIRST CLERK TO THE
CLERK OF THE CHEQUE AT
CHATHAM WHO WAS
SON OF JAMES CARPENTER
GENT FORMER CLERK OF
THE CHEQUE AT SHEERNESS
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
17th DAY OF MAY 1724
AGED 48 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 14th March 1724
Morris Carpenter of Chatham, Gentleman
   Unusually, no religious preamble.
   To kinsman, Morris Ham son of Richard Ham, of Chatham, Painter, £100 and interest at 21 years. To Thomas Parmeter of Chatham, his two horses, now in the marshes near Cliffe. To friends, Thomas Button of Gillingham, Sail Maker and William Hinds of Chatham, Shipwright, £20 each for their troubles as his executors and trustees.
   Rest and residue of personal estate, ready money, investments, South Sea Annuities, wages, rings, plate, jewels, etc, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to his trustees, upon trust. They will, from time to time, during the joint lives of [      ] Kiffling of Deptford, Caulker and Elizabeth his wife, pay them the best interest possible from the residue funds. If Elizabeth survives her husband the residue fund to be transferred to her. If she dies before her husband then the income towards their childrenís maintenance and education, until they are 21 or married if female, equally shared. If Elizabeth dies before her husband and leaves no children, then to the children of Richard Ham. Trustees to see that he is "handsomely and decently interred".
   Witnesses: Francis Warner and John Robinson
   Proved 25th June 1724

644.   Small Ledger, South Aisle

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF MR
GEORGE WILLM WHITE
LATE MASTER CAULKER
OF HIS MAJESTYíS DOCK
YARD AT CHATHAM HE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF NOVEMBER 1763
AGED 42 YEARS

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated12th November 1763
George William White, Master Caulker of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To brother Richard, his copyhold estate in Hayes, Middlesex, for ever and 1 shilling. To niece Susannah Saunders Dale, Spinster, £30; to nephew, William Dale, £10; to niece Susannah Puddifant, daughter of his late sister, Susannah, £10.
   Residue of estate, including wages due to his apprentices and household furniture and goods, after payment of debts and funeral costs, to his sister, Magdalena Sarah White of Chatham, Spinster, who with Robert Woodriff of Sheerness is executor.
   Witnesses: John Johnson, Henry Smith and Joseph Hawkings
   Proved 22nd November 1763

645.   Small White Tablet on Black Ground, near South Entrance

IN A VAULT BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BARLOW
KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE MOST HONOURABLE
MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH
WHO DIED ON THE 11th DAY OF MAY 1843
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ON THE 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1817
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HER AGE
BELOVED, HONOURED, LAMENTED
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them,
Also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him"
1 Thess iv 14

Floor near South Entrance

Ledger with Barlow Arms

ENTRANCE
TO THE
VAULT

Across South Aisle in Large Letters

BARLOW

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 6th June 1838
Sir Robert Barlow, K.C.B., rear Admiral, Archbishopís Precincts, Canterbury
   An indenture dated 30th September 1811, between George Byng, Esq, afterwards the Right Honourable, George Viscount Torrington, deceased, of the first part, himself of the second part and daughter Frances, now Viscountess Torrington and himself of the third part and William Barlow, Esq and Rev Thomas Barlow of the fourth part, being the marriage settlement between George Byng and daughter Frances. By this settlement he is to pay William Barlow and Thomas Barlow, or their executors, £2,000.
   His daughter Elizabeth and son Rev William, his executors will pay this money.
   To daughter Caroline Dashwood, £2,000 according to her marriage settlement with her late husband, Charles Dashwood. To daughter Maria, £6,000 3% annuities and all his musical instruments and music books. All other books to be equally shared between Maria and Elizabeth. Also to Maria his shares in the Royal Naval Annuitant Society, "from the nomination of my daughter Hilare, Countess Dowager Nelson" and of daughter Maria as" my annuitants". Also to Maria, the benefits of a Government Annuity of £50 and sixpence, for life. To son William, £50, to son Robert and daughter Hilare, £50 each.
   Two years wages in addition to wages due to his servants, John Neate and Rebecca Cliffe, if they are still with him. One yearís wages to other servants still with him.
   To daughter Elizabeth, after debts and funeral costs are paid, all household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, monies, wines, pictures, jewels, effects and personal estate, absolutely. Daughter Elizabeth and son William are executors.
   Witnesses: Thomas Starr and John Starr, Solicitor, Canterbury

Affidavit 27th May 1843
   John Starr is sworn, confirms that testator signed will in presence of witnesses and they signed in his presence.
   Proved 1st June 1843

646.   Small Plain White Marble Tablet, South Wall

ELIZABETH TOWSEY
DIED 21st MARCH 1823 AGED 66 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS
ERECTED BY THE FAMILY OF
ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BARLOW K C B
AS A TESTIMONY OF RESPECT
TO HER MEMORY
AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HER
FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE SERVICES
DURING A PERIOD OF 36 YEARS

647.   White Marble Oval on Conical Block, South Wall, Near South Door

IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA
WIFE OF JOHN MADGSHON, ESQ
MASTER ATTENDANT
OF
HIS MAJESTYíS DOCK YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th DECR 1803
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN MADGSHON, ESQ
WHO DIED THE 17th DAY OF MAY 1818
AGED 84 YEARS



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 2nd February 1818
John Madgshon, late of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, now of Surrey Place, ( ? ) , Surrey, Gentleman
To brother, Robert, now living with him, £50; to William Norvill of St. Michael, Cornhill, City of London, £50, they are executors. To Robertís wife, Mary, £50; to Hannah Chaff and William Bronthley, his servants, £30 each; to Ann Pluckett of Blackheath Hill, widow, 5 guineas as a token of his regard.
  To his executors, upon trust, all his funds in the 3% and 5% Bank Annuities. They are to pay income to brother Robert for life, after his death, then to his widow, Mary for life. After her death, £200 to whoever she nominates. One half of his funds minus the £200 to William and Thomas Corkhill, sons of Isaac Corkhill of Sunderland and Thomas Madgshon Parker and William Parker of Andersley, Yorkshire, and John Madgshon of Bryan ( ? ), Gateshead, Mariner, equally shared.
   The other half to William Nowell, Hat Maker and Joseph Nowell and Eliza Nowell, children of William and Sarah, equally shared.
   Ready money, household goods, furniture and effects in house and residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, to brother Robert.
   Witnesses: Richard Gill, 14 Northampton Place, Kent Road and William Youl, Dover Place, Old Kent Road.
   Proved 3rd June 1818

648.   White Marble Tablet on Grey Background, South Aisle Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS PARKIN R.N.
OBIT 4th OCT 1815
AETAT 19
ALSO
GEORGE PARKIN, ESQ
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
FOR MANY YEARS MASTER BUILDER AT
HER MAJESTYíS DOCK YARDS
SHEERNESS AND CHATHAM
DIED THE 20th OF APRIL 1843
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND
ELIZABETH PARKIN
RELICT OF THE SAID GEORGE PARKIN WHOM SHE
SURVIVED ONLY THREE WEEKS AFTER A HAPPY
UNION OF NEARLY 61 YEARS
DIED THE 12th OF MAY 1843
IN THE 84th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO HENRY PARKIN, ESQ, M.D.
SON OF THE ABOVE GEORGE AND ELIZ PARKIN
DIED THE 4th OF JUNE 1852
IN THE 60th YEAR OF HIS AGE

Ledger, Floor of South Aisle
ENTRANCE
TO THE FAMILY VAULT
OF GEORGE PARKIN, ESQ

649.   White Stone Tablet, with Pillasters and Cornice, South Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN ALLAN
WIFE OF MR JOHN ALLAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 29th OF FEBRUARY 1820
AGED 69 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT WIFE,
A TENDER MOTHER
AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN
LIKEWISE FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS, VIZ. JOHN AND LARKIN
MARY ANN ALLAN
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th OF MARCH 1818
AGED 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR JOHN ALLAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF OCTOBER 1822
AGED 73 YEARS

Ledger on South Aisle Floor

ENTRANCE
TO THE
VAULT
OF MR JOHN ALLAN

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th October 1821
John Allan of Brompton, Gentleman
   To son John of Woolwich, Shipwright, his four houses in Wood Street, Brompton, occupied by George Dann Banes, James Martin , Richard Siggins and Widow Palmer, and house in River Street, Brompton, occupied by Widow Pratt, for ever. To son Larkin of Canterbury, Linen Draper, a house and shop in All Saints, Canterbury, in Larkinís occupation, and a house in Wood Street, Brompton, in his own occupation, for ever.
   Also to Larkin, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china and clothes.
To servant Ann Preston, if with him at his death, two suites of mourning and £20. To his two sons, all ready money and investments and residue shared equally. Larkin is executor.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, P.A. Stephens and M.S. Stephens
   Proved 8th November 1822

650.   Elaborate White Marble Urn Shaped Tablet, North Wall, near Vestry

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
J, STROVER, ESQ
FORMERLY COMMR OF THE ESSEX E.J.S.
& SUPT OF THE WEST I.D. EST AT BLACKWALL
OB 27th OCT 1815 AET 63
HE WAS LORD OF THE MANOR OF WEST COURT IN THIS PARISH
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
MARY DUDLEY
WHO ONLY SURVIVED HIM 16 DAYS
THEIR REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN THE FAMILY VAULT
BENEATH THIS STONE
ERECTED BY THEIR ONLY SURVIVING SON
COLONEL S. R. STROVER E.I.S.

651.   Small White Marble Tablet, North Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DRAWBRIDGE ESQ. OF HARTLIP
WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1842 AGED 81
DEEPLY LAMENTED AND BELOVED
ALSO FRANCES HIS WIFE
AND OF THEIR THREE CHILDREN
KITTY, WILLIAM AND FRANCES
ALSO OF AMELIA SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 9th 1845 AGED 81 YEARS
AND SEVERAL OF THEIR CHILDREN WHOSE REMAINS
ARE DEPOSITED IN THE VAULT IN THE CHURCH YARD

(See Church Yard monuments)

652.   Obelisk of Grey Marble, with White and Yellow Veins, on White Marble Pedestal

Obelisk
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
LATE WIFE OF
WILLIAM HULME, GENT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th SEPT 1783
IN THE 32nd YEAR
OF HER AGE
ALSO WILLIAM AND SAMUEL
SONS OF THE SAID WILLM HULME, GENT
AND NANCY HIS SECOND WIFE WHO
DIED AT JAMAICA 1817 THE FORMER AGED
21 YEARS AND THE LATTER 20 YEARS

Pedestal
WILLIAM HULME, GENT
DIED APRIL 30th 1799 AGED 55 YEARS
NANCY HIS RELICT ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE THOS TONKEN, ESQ POST CAPTAIN
IN THE ROYAL NAVY DIED 21st DEC 1820
IN THE 61st YEAR OF HER AGE
WILLIAM HENRY THEIR SON DIED AN INFANT 1794

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 22nd October 1793
William Hulme, Esquire of Brompton
   Desires to be buried in a strong lead coffin in the vault with his late wife in Gillingham church.
   William Hulme of Bread Street Hill, City of London, Merchant and his now wife, Mary are executors, to them, £500 4% Bank of England Annuities, upon trust. They are to purchase another £500 of 4% annuities out of his personal estate, upon trust; they to pay income of £500 to William Hulme of Dunstable, for life. After his death, then to testatorís wife, for ever.
   Residue after debts and funeral costs are paid, and real estate, to his wife, for ever.
   Witnesses: Catherine Edwards, Jane Davies and E.J. Twopenny

Affidavit 31st July 1799
   His widow, Nancy is sworn, she found will in a chest in their bedroom. Three lines which are crossed out were in that condition when she found the will.
   Proved 2nd August 1799

653.   White Marble Tablet, North Wall

THE REVEREND THOMAS TONKEN HULME
A.B. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
FIFTH SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND NANCY HULME
DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1822 AGED 24 YEARS

654.   Marble Obelisk, with Arms and motto, "In Caelo Quies", North Wall

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY BOYS, ESQ
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ANCIENT AND RESPECTABLE FAMILY OF THE NAME
IN THIS COUNTY
AND LIEUT COLONEL OF HIS MAJESTYíS ROYAL MARINE FORCES
HE DIED AT BROMPTON IN THIS PARISH
ON THE 16th DAY OF DECEMBER 1822 AGED 61 YEARS
LEAVING HIS WIFE AND NINE CHILDREN TO LAMENT THE LOSS
OF A MOST AFFECTIONATE AND INDULGENT HUSBAND AND FATHER
DURING 44 YEARS SPENT IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
HE ACTED WITH THAT STEADY ATTENTION TO DISCIPLINE WHICH ANSWERED RESPECT
WHILE SUAVITY OF MANNERS TO HIS EQUALS AND BENEVOLENCE TO HIS INFERIORS
RENDERED HIM ESTEEMED AND BELOVED THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW (One Line)
ELIZABETH RELICT OF THE ABOVE
AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ADMIRAL SIR HENRY HARVEY K.B.
DIED AT ROCHESTER ON THE 22nd OF MARCH 1850
AGED 80 YEARS
IN THE ADJACENT CHURCHYARD ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN
EDWARD SMITH AND AMELIA HARVEY
ANOTHER SON WILLIAM HENRY DIED AT PORTSMOUTH
ON THE 5th OF FEBRUARY 1798 AGED 2 MONTHS
AND WAS BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD
OF ST. THOMAS IN THAT PLACE

655.   White Marble Diamond shaped Tablet, with Scroll, on Bluish Grey Marble

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN
FIFTH DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE LIEUT COLONEL BOYS
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIDOW
SHE DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS
ON THE 1st SEPTEMBER 1831
AGED 25 YEARS
HER REMAINS
ARE DEPOSITED IN
THE ADJOINING CHURCHYARD

Scroll
PIOUS
DUTIFUL
AFFECTIONATE
SHE BELIEVED IN THE TRIUNE GOD

656.   White Marble Tablet, Gold Letters, Urn, on Bluish Grey Obelisk

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
OCTAVIA HARVEY
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE LIEUT COLONEL BOYS
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIDOW
SHE DIED AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS JULY 27th 1833 AGED 20 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE ADJACENT CHURCHYARD
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart,
For they shall see God"

657.   White Marble on Black Marble Backing, North Arcade

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
KATHERINE
WIFE OF SAMUEL BAKER, ESQ OF DARLAND IN THIS PARISH
IN TESTIMONY OF THAT CONJUGAL AFFECTION AND FRIENDSHIP
WITH WHICH FOR FORTY THREE YEARS THEY WERE MUTUALLY BLESSED
AFTER A LIFE PASSED IN THE DISCHARGE OF EVERY MORAL AND
RELIGIOUS DUTY SHE DIED JULY 12th 1830 AGED 66 YEARS
HER REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED
WITH THOSE OF HER DAUGHTER SARAH AND HER SON ROBERT
IN THE TOMB IN THE ADJOINING CHANCEL
WITH THEM ALSO REST THOSE OF THE ABOVE NAMED
SAMUEL BAKER, ESQ
WHO CLOSED A LIFE EMINENTLY CONSPICUOUS FOR
INTEGRITY, PHILANTHROPY AND UTILITY
ON THE 5th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1856
AGED 75 YEARS

658.   Marble Tablet, South Arcade

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REVD ROWLAND GROVE CURTOIS, D.D.
LATE CHAPLAIN TO THE FORCES
IN THIS GARRISON
INCUMBANT OF HANNAY, LINCOLNSHIRE
AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF CORPUS CHRISTI, OXFORD
WHO DIED AT NILE TERRACE, ROCHESTER
JANUARY 23rd 1849
AGED 62 YEAR
HIS SURVIVING WIDOW MARY CURTOIS
ERECTED THIS TABLET
AS A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION TO THE MEMORY OF A HUSBAND
WHO WAS UNIVERSALLY BELOVED AND RESPECTED

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 31st May 1843
Rev Rowland Curtois, D.D. of Rochester, Chaplain to H.M. Forces
   To wife Mary, all ready money, money in bank, dividends due. She is to pay debts, except mortgage, and funeral costs, and household furniture , linen, china, glass, wines, carriage, horses, portrait of the late Robert Farquller, Esq, silver tankard with crest of Farquller family, absolutely.
   Also plate, books, pictures and prints, except above portrait and tankard, for life. After her death, then shared equally by his two sons.
   His farm called Beluncle at Hoo, occupied by John Pearce the Elder, his orchard called Shotterson in Gillingham, to son George, for ever, subject to a mortgage on it for £3,733 15s and £828, also subject to payment of £1, 064 12s borrowed by testator of the trustees of the will of General David Latimer Widdrington, towards payment for Beluncle. Also to son George, £500. His freeholds in Hidbrook, Lincolnshire, occupied by William Houldon, to son Rowland. Residue shared between his sons, if both died under 21, his wife to receive rents for life. After her death, to the children of his brother, Peregrine of Lanaretville, near Boston, shared equally.
   His wife, Rev Henry Widdrington of Bath, Adolphus Latimer Widdrington, Captain 73rd Regiment of Foot and George Murray late of Chichester are executors and guardians of his children during their minority.
   Witnesses: B. Holme of New Inn, John Gaskin, his Clerk

Codicil 18th December 1844
   He has purchased from the trustees of the will of Thomas Comport, late of Hoo, several pieces of land, (24 acres), adjoining Beluncle, this to son George, subject to a loan of £900 borrowed from the trustees of General Widdrington, also the sums mentioned before for the purchase of Beluncle.
   Witnesses: As above

Codicil 12th April 1846
   Adolphus Widdrington is too unwell to act as an executor. In his place, Stephen Jennings Swayne of Rochester, M.D. is appointed.
   Witnesses: B. Holme and N.B. Young, both of New Inn

Codicil 4th January 1849
   To youngest son Rowland, £300, now on bond to the trustees of Marlborough College for 10 years at 5% per annum. This to be added to previous income for his maintenance and education.
   Witnesses: Alfred Halmer? of Rochester and Sarah Jackson, Rochester

Affidavit 21st march 1849
   Mary Curtois, widow, is sworn. The codicils were her husbandís intentions and he was of sound mind when he made them. She knows of no other codicil.
   Stephen Swayne is also sworn. He was well acquainted with testator, he was his doctor during his last illness. He was with when he made the last codicil, having written will in mistake for codicil.
   Proved 28th March 1849 power reserved to George Murray

659.   Small White Marble Tablet on Black Base

IN THE BLESSED HOPE
OF THE RESURRECTION TO LIFE ETERNAL
REPOSING IN THE VAULT BENEATH
THE REMAINS OF LOUISA GEORGINA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE REVD ROWLAND CURTOIS, D.D.
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
LT. GEN. SIR D.L.T. WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 14th 1836
AGED 40

660.   White Marble Urn shaped Tablet

IN A VAULT IN THE CHANCEL
ARE DEPOSITED
TOGETHER WITH THOSE OF HER SISTER LOUISA GEORGINA CURTOIS
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
EMMA MATILDA
THIRD DAUGHTER OF
LIEUT GENERAL SIR DAVID LATIMER TINLING WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
BORN JULY 1st 1800
DIED MARCH 24th 1837
IN TESTIMONY OF THE MANY VIRTUES
AND ENDEARING QUALITIES OF A BELOVED CHILD
A BEREAVED FATHER HAS CAUSE THIS TABLET
TO BE ERECTED TO HER MEMORY

661.   White Marble Tablet, North Arcade

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE C. WIDDRINGTON CURTOIS
LIEUTENANT IN HER MAJESTYíS 63rd
(WEST SUFFOLK) REGIMENT
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE
REVEREND R.G. CUTOIS, D.D.
AND GRANDSON OF THE LATE
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
SIR D.L. TINLING WIDDRINGTON, K.C.H.
HE WAS KILLED AT THE
BATTLE OF INKERMAN
ON THE 5th OF NOVEMBER 1854
AGED 25
ERECTED AS ATOKEN OF AFFECTION
BY HIS ATTACHED STEPMOTHER

662.   White Marble Tablet on Black Ground

TO THE MEMORY OF
NEIL THOMSON, ESQ
PURSER IN HIS MAJESTYíS NAVY
OBT 28th AUGUST 1801
AETAT 74
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE SON
HENRY THOMSON

663.   White Marble Tablet with Arms

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JULIA HELEN TAPLEY
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM TAPLEY, ESQ, M.D.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 16th 1842 AGED 24 YEARS
"A Weeping Father mourns thy loss,
Yet Faith points to yon sky,
And bid him view his Angel Child,
In Glory robed on High"

664.   White Marble Tablet, North Arcade

TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY LIARDET
WIFE OF
CAPTAIN FREDERICK LIARDET
OF THE MARINES
DIED 18th DECEMBER 1800
AGED 38 YEARS
SHE WAS AN EXEMPLARY WIFE,
AND EXCELLENT MOTHER
AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN
HER VIRTUES WILL OUTLIVE THIS MONUMENT
THEY ARE ENGRAVED IN THE HEARTS OF THE POOR
IN THE BRIGHT CHARACTERS OF PIOUS CHARITY
"What is this World, thy school of Misery,
Our only Lesson is to learn to Suffer,
And he who knows not what, was born
For nothing" Young

665.   White Marble Tablet, Grey Pilasters

IN MEMORY OF FRANCES MARSH WIFE OF
WM MARSH, ESQ OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE, MIDDX
AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN GRAHAM, ESQ
OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL AT CALCUTTA
WAS BORN (IN BENGAL) 15th JUNE 1770
AND DIED 5th APRIL 1805 LEAVING FOUR CHILDREN
WILLIAM, FRANCES MARY, MARY AND
GEORGINA NELSON
ALSO IN MEMORY OF THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER
FRANCES MARY
BORN 14th AUGUST 1797 DIED 2nd MAY 1818
ALSO WILLIAM ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th SEPTEMBER 1824
AGED 29 YEARS
AND MARY SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1839
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO GEORGINA NELSON MARSH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
BORN DECEMBER 1800 DIED MARCH 1861

666.   White Marble and Grey Tablet

ANNE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE MARSH OF BLACKHEATH
ESQ DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th OF AUGUST 1777
IN THE 18th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Farewell dear Maid of modest worth possessed,
With Virtue, Sense and Genius richly Blest,
Farewell my child till Happier Times arrive,
When thy Fair form shall from the Dust revive,
If Worthy Judgíd thy Joyful Father then,
To his Fond Breast shall clasp his Child again"
ANNE WIFE OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ AND MOTHER
OF THE ABOVE NAMED ANNE DIED THE 1st OF APRIL 1784
AGED 63 YEARS
GEORGE MARSH JUNIOR, ESQ PROCTOR IN DOCTORS
COMMONS SON OF THE AFOREMENTIONED GEORGE AND
ANNE MARSH DIED THE 14th OF JULY 1790
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HIS AGE
AMELIA WIFE OF WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ (THE SURVIVING SON
OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
GEORGE AND ANNE MARSH ) AND ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT, ESQ OF WOODCOTT PARK SURREY
DIED (UNLAMENTED ONLY WHERE UNKNOWN)
THE 5th OF JULY 1793 AGED 28 YEARS
LEAVING FIVE CHILDREN, NAMELY ARTHUR CUTHBERT, AMELIA, GEORGE
ANNE AND SARAH THE LATTER OF WHOM DIED THE 14th OF AUGUST 1793
AGED 5 MONTHS AND IS BURIED IN THIS CHURCH WITH HER MOTHER
(Post Connolly)
ALSO ANNE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM AND AMELIA MARSH
BORN DECEMBER 21st 1788 DIED AUGUST 25th 1861
ALSO OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ 2nd SON OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 30th 1868 IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE



Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 8th February 1787
George Marsh the Younger, Esquire, of Doctors Common, London
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, freeholds and leaseholds in Chatham and Gillingham, and pieces of woodland in Luton, Chatham, to friend Henry Stevens, Esq, who is to sell his freeholds. Personal estate and effects and proceeds of above, to Henry Stevens, upon trust, to invest in annuities during the life of Mary Boyher, otherwise Marsh, and Frances Boyher, her sister; two thirds of the income to Mary and one third to Frances, the whole to the survivor.
   He desires them to live together. Henry Stevens is executor.
   Witnesses: Walter Wright, George Byworth and Edward Tohler, all of Doctors Common
   Proved 2nd October 1790
Henry Stevens has renounced as executor. Administration granted to William Marsh and Henry Creed, creditors. The sisters Mary and Frances Boyher have also renounced.

667.   White Marble Tablet with Crest

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MARSH, ESQ
FORMERLY OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE IN THE COUNTY
OF MIDDLESEX LATE OF YORK GATE
REGENTíS PARK
WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1846
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HIS THIRD WIFE
DAUGHTER OF LEONARD TRESILIAN, ESQ
WHO DIED 28th FEBRUARY 1838
AGED 69 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 19th May 1839
William Marsh of Blackheath Park
   Desires to be buried in family vault, at Gillingham.
   Everything to his daughter, Georgina Nelson Marsh, she Arthur Cuthbert Marsh and George Marsh, the latter at the Cape of Good Hope, are executors.
   Witnesses: Henry Sharnell?, Surgeon and John Speer, Servant to Mr Marsh

Codicil 19th may 1839
    He is in several cases either a trustee of mortgagee, all of this estate to son Arthur, already appointed an executor.
   Witnesses: Henry Sharnell and Helen Williams

Codicil 3rd August 1843
   He has made daughter Georgina sole residuary legatee, now son Arthur is joint legatee.
  Witnesses: I cannot read names !

Affidavit
   Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Easthampton, Watford, (testator late of York Gate, Regentís Park), is sworn. He found will and codicils in a box in testatorís bedroom. The date of the will is correct. The second codicil refers to a will of 19th May 1840, this was a mistake by testator. He found the documents with the date as they now appear.
   Henry Sharnell of Blackheath, is sworn. He is one of surviving witnesses. He was present when the will was signed by testator and witnesses, all in each otherís presence.
   Proved 27th March 1846

668.   White and Grey Tablet

TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE MARSH, ESQ ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL
OFFICERS AND COMMISSIONERS OF HIS MAJESTYíS NAVY
WHO DIED THE 27th DAY OF OCTOBER 1800 AGED 78 YEARS
HE SERVED IN VARIOUS NAVAL DEPARTMENTS UPWARDS OF 64 YEARS
WITH UNEFATIGLE ATTENTION
AND FIDELITY WAS APPOINTED IN 1763 ONE
OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR VICTUALLING HIS MAJESTYíS NAVY AND BY THE
KINGíS COMMAND IN CONSEQUENCE
OF THE RECOMMENDATION TO HIS MAJESTY
BY THE EARL OF EGREMONT UPON HIS
LORDSHIPíS RETIRING FROM OFFICE AND SIGNIFIED
TO HIM BY THE EARL OF SANDWICH THEN FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY IN
OCTOBER 1772 A COMMISSIONER OF THE NAVY
PRUDENCE, EQUITY AND ORDER WERE SEEN IN ALL HIS CONDUCT,
AND TEMPERANCE WAS THE COMPANION OF HIS
LIFE
CHARITY, HUMANITY AND BENEVOLENCE WERE ALWAYS UPPERMOST IN HIS
HEART
FOR THESE PURPOSES HE LIMITED HIS OWN DESIRE AND EXPENCES
WHICH PRODUCED THE SUBLIMEST OF ALL SATISFACTION AN INDEPENDENCE
IN HIS SOUL SUPERIOR TO ALL CONTINGENCES AND OPENED
THE SOURCE FROM WHENCE THE NOBLEST OF ALL EARTHLY
ENJOYMENTS ARE DERIVED
HE POSSESSED GOOD HEALTH CHERFUL SPIRITS AND A LARGE SHARE
OF HAPPINESS BUT NEVERTHELESS HE DID NOT NEGLECT THE
MOST MATERIAL OF ALL CONCERNS FOR PREPARING HIMSELF
FOR HIS CERTAIN DISSOLUTION BY DAILY KNEELING
AND OFFERING PRAISES TO HIM FOR THESE
BLESSINGS WHOSE THRONE IS UNIVERSAL
AND WHO SEETH IN
SECRET

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 10th September 1799
George Marsh, Esquire, a Principal Officer and Commissioner of H.M. Navy
   After debts and funeral costs are paid, to John Marsh one of the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy and James Morrison of the Tower of London, Esquire, £160 per annum Bank Annuities, part of a sum of £180, upon trust. £50 of this to be paid to sister, Mary Duval, for life; £60 to be paid to Mary Paterson wife of Captain Gilbert Paterson, Royal Marines, for life; £50 to be paid to Elsworth Roy, now living with him, for life. £10, remainder of the £160, to Ann Moore, his cook, for life.
   To Elizabeth Clapp, £100 and the same sum to James Morrison the Elder.
   To Dodson George Hure son of Sir George Hure, Baronet, £100; to godson George Marsh, son of John Marsh, £100; to Francis Marsh of Woovil near Gosport, £100; to Ann and Mary Paterson daughters of Captain Paterson, £50 each; to Ann Thorpe, formerly his servant, who resides with her brother, [      ] Metcalfe, Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, £20.
   Residue to son William for ever. Son William is executor.
   Witnesses: William Batleu, George Atkins and Tristram Everest
   Proved 15th November 1800

669.   White Marble Tablet on Black Ground, South Arcade

IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR CUTHBERT MARSH
OF EASTBURY, HERTFORDSHIRE
BORN JULY 1786 DIED AT EASTBURY DECEMBER 1849
ARTHUR MARSH ELDEST SON OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT
MARSH AND OF HIS WIFE ANNE MARSH
BORN AUGUST 1824 DIED AUGUST 1824
MARTIN WILLIAM JAMES MARSH
ONLY SURVIVING SON OF ARTHUR CUTHBERT MARSH
AND OF HIS WIFE ANNE MARSH
BORN AUGUST 1825 DIED AT ATHENS AUGUST 1846
(Post Connolly)
ALSO OF
ELIZA LOUISA MARSH CALDWELL
BORN JULY 8th 1818
DIED MARCH 28th 1913
GEORGINA AMELIA MARSH CALDWELL
BORN NOVEMBER 13th 1820
DIED MARCH 12th 1900
ROSAMUND JANE MARSH CALDWELL
BORN JULY 3rd 1823
DIED APRIL 9th 1911
DAUGHTERS OF THE ABOVE ARTHUR CUTHBERT
MARSH AND ANNE HIS WIFE
THEY DIED AT LINLEY WOOD
AND ARE BURIED AT YALKE, STAFFORDSHIRE

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 9th June 1842
Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Eastbury, Hertfordshire
   All real estate and personal estate to wife Anne, absolutely. All property invested in him as trustee or by mortgage, to wife, according to the nature of the trusts. His wife is executor.
   Witnesses: L. Wynne, Lincolnís Inn Fields and Race Hooper, Clerk to Messrs Delmar and Wynne.
   Proved 13th April 1850

670.   White Marble Tablet

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LT COLONEL JOHN BELL DUNSTERVILLE
LATE OF THE HONOURABLE
THE EAST INDIA COMPANYíS SERVICE
AT BOMBAY
WHO DIED SUDDENLY AT MALIGAUM
IN THE EAST INDIES
ON THE 7th OF JULY1833
IN THE 48th YEAR OF HIS AGE

671.   White Marble Shield  (The last of Connollyís Transcriptions)

IN MEMORY OF
MICHAEL AUSTIN
WHO DIED JUNE 1st 1844
AETAT 72
AND OF MARY ANNE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1827
AETAT 51
THEIR REMAINS ARE INTERRED
IN THIS CHURCHYARD
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
AS A MARK OF RESPECT AND AFFECTION
BY THEIR SON
HORATIO THOMAS AUSTIN
THE ONLY SURVIVING
OF EIGHT CHILDREN

672.   Black Ledger in Nave   (Not Listed by Connolly, Recorded by John Thorpe, c. 1730)

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
JOHN GLOVER
LATE MASTER MAST MAKER
OF HIS MAJESTYíS YARD AT CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 7th 1724
AGED 53 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 1st February 1724
John Glover of Chatham, Master Mast Maker of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
   To George Marshall of Gillingham, all of his clothes; to Thomas Baker of Chatham, Shipwright, all pictures, clock, case models of ships, household goods in great and little parlour, silver tankard marked, I E B
   To Thomas Stanley of Chatham, Shipwright, household goods and furniture in two chambers and closet, except plate, silver tankard marked M.M. and leasehold house in St. Margaretís, Rochester, occupied by Bullgar Smallwood; to Amy Hills, his servant, pewter, brass, copper and furniture in his kitchen and two pantries, all brewing utensils and goods in his wash house and cellar, all bottles and liquor, bottle rack and £20.
    His house with barn and stables and pieces of land in Hearnhill, occupied by William ( ? ) and other house and pieces of land also in Hearnhill, occupied by [     ] Pinn and house called the "Red Lyon" and pieces of land, again in Hearnhill, occupied by Ann Fordman, widow and his seven houses in Chatham, two of which are empty, occupied by William Mitchell, Thomas Delve, Henry Milbourn, [      ] Payning and [      ] [      ] and his own house in Chatham, plus three other houses and shop in Chatham, occupied by Thomas Seamore, John Dolby and Widow Creed and all other freeholds, to his two nieces, Hannah Mead, wife of Thomas Mead of Brumley, Middlesex, Butcher and Martha Hope of the City of London, widow, for ever, equally shared. They to pay out of some of this property, an annuity of £13 to Mary Marshall of Gillingham, widow, for life.
   Three leasehold houses and school house in Chatham, occupied by Peter Cullen, Widow Huckle and Stephen Dore, (probably Stephen Duer, who was a School Teacher), to Hannah Mead and Martha Hope, equally shared.
   Residue of ready money, investments, rings, plate, linen, woollen, bedding, pewter, brass, household goods and personal estate, not already bequeathed, after debts and funeral costs are paid, to Hannah Mead and Martha Hope, equally shared, the latter two are executors.
   Witnesses: P. Collen, Stephen Duer and Thomas Johnson
   Proved 20th May 1724

POST CONNOLLY MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

673.   White Marble Tablet (North Arcade/Angle of Chancel, Above his Parentís Monument)

IN MEMORY OF
A ZEALOUS, EXCELLENT OFFICER
A TRUE AND KIND HEARTED MAN
WHO RAISED HIMSELF TO A HIGH POSITION IN THE NAVY
BY MERITORIOUS CONDUCT AND ENTIRE DEVOTION TO DUTY
VICE ADMIRAL
SIR HORATIO THOMAS AUSTIN
K. C. B.
BORN 10th MARCH A.D. 1800 DIED 16th NOV 1865
HIS BODY WAS INTERRED IN KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
ERRECTED IN TESTMONY
OF HIS HONOURABLE CHARACTER AND PUBLIC SERVICE
BY HIS NAVAL FRIENDS AND BROTHER OFFICERS

674.   Brass Plate, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR F. BRIETZCKE
DIED 20th DEC 1874 AGED 24 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE ADJOINING CEMETERY

675.   Under Stained Glass Window

THESE WINDOWS WERE PAINTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN WIFE OF CHARLES R. CHEFFINS
AND OF THEIR SON GEORGE ARTHUR STANLEY
CAPTAIN IN THE 1st KENT VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY

Mary Ann Cheffins died 5th April 1891
George Arthur Stanley Cheffins died 8th October 1898

676.   Brass Plate on Black Marble, South Wall

THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER OF THIS CHURCH
IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE
LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD METCALFE GRAIN
MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED) ROYAL ENGINEERS
BORN 20th MARCH 1829 DIED 13th JUNE 1884
BY HIS WIDOW ELIZABETH MARY GRAIN OF
COURT LODGE, GILLINGHAM, DECEMBER 1887

677.   Under Rumney Window, North wall

THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RUMNEY OF STUBBINíS HOUSE, LANCASHIRE
BY HIS DAUGHTER ANNIE OBIT AUGUST 11th 1882

678.   Brass Plate on Black Marble Backing, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
SAPPER H. SKITCH, R. E.
H.M.S. HOOD
ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT GILLINGHAM
28th AUGUST 1875 AGED 28 YEARS
ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. HOOD

679.   Brass Tablet, North Wall

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED STUMP OF BROMPTON, KENT, BUILDER
TO WHOSE CARE AND ABILITY IN HIS CALLING
THIS RESTORED CHURCH BEARS WITNESS
UNSPARING OF HIMSELF, EVEN IN SICKNESS
HE SURVIVED TO COMPLETE THIS WORK AND DIED
JUNE 10th 1869 AGED 49 YEARS
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"

680.  Brass Plate, South Wall

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ALFRED TUCKER
SERGEANT 9th BATTALION ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
FOR FIFTEEN YEARS A TEACHER IN THE CHURCH
SCHOOL AND LAY READER AT HEMPSTEAD MISSION
DIED 15th APRIL 1915 AGED 37 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS COLLEGUES AND FRIENDS IN MEMORY
OF HIS DEVOTED SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PARISH
INTERRED AT WANDSWORTH CEMETERY

681.   First World War Memorial, South Wall

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1914 - 1918

W. J. ASSITER
C. W. BALDWIN
G. BASKERVILLE
H. BECK
H. C. BILLS
P. W. BILLS
W. J. BOWRING
C. BRISTOW
W. V. BROMLEY
G. K. BROWN
C. A. BURTON
I. CARR
F. J. CHARLTON
T. T. COCKRAN
T. E. COLLETT
C. COLLINS
L. COOMBE
W. J. COVINGTO
G. COX
E. H. CRUMPTON
G. DAMPIER
C. F. FORD
A. E. FRENCH
H. R. FRIDAY
R. W. GARNHAM
C. GITTINGS
W. J. M. GREEN
A. GRIFFITHS
A. GALLIVAN
C. HALL
W. W. HAMILTON
H. HAMMANS
W. J. HARBOUR
G. HARLE
H. M. HINBEST
A. J. JACOBS
R. L. JENNINGS
W. S. JOHNSON
S. JOHNSON
S. KENT
H. G. KINGSTAND
W. H. KIRBY
E. J. A. LLEWHELLIN
A. W. LOWES
M. W. LOY
G. W. LYON
W. W. MALLETT
W. MASON
P. A. MILTON
W. S. MUNDEN
J. F. MYERS
A. NASH
R. C. NOAKES
H. B. PATERSON
R. PIKE
E. J. PIPER
G. PITTOCK
J. A. PITTOCK
R. PUTTERIL
R. READER
H. RICHARDS
W. ROSE
H. SAVAGE
R. SKEAT
F. SWINDELL
L. SYCAMORE
H. J. TERRY
ALF TUCKER
A. TUCKER
S. TURNER
G. R. WALKER
R. J. WALKER
A. WEBB
W. J. WEBB
H. WELLER
W. WHITE
G. H. WHITTELL
A. WILLINGHAM
J. WOODING
A. WORSFORD

GIVE PEACE IN OUR TIME O LORD

 

MONUMENTS MISSING BEFORE CONNOLLYíS TIME - RECORDED BY BAPTISTE TUFTON 
   IN THE 17th CENTURY AND JOHN THORPE IN THE 18th CENTURY





682a.Brass on Ledger, Grange chapel

Portrait of Jone in a Winding Sheet, also 4 sons and 4 daughters depicted

HERE LIETH JONE BAMME SUMTYME THE WYFE OF RICHARD BAMME SQUYER
AND DOUGHTER OF JOHN MARTYN SUMTYME CHEFE JUGE OF THE COMMON PLACE AND MODIR UNTO JOHN BAMME THE WHICHE LIETH AS YT APPERITH
ON THE NORTH SYDE OF THIS CHAPELL THE WHICHE JONE DIED THE XV DAY
OF JANUARY IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD MCCCCXXXI
ON WHOSE SOULE JESU HAVE MERCY AMEN

682b.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of a Man and Woman from waist up

HIC JACENT ROBERTUS BEAUFITZ ET SARA UXOR EJUS QUI ROBERTUS
OBIIT ANNO DOMINI MCCCLXX ET DICTA SARA OBIIT ANNO MCCCLXXXXV
QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICIETUR DEUS

683.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of a Man and Woman, he with a Lion
Couchant at his feet, she a small Dog with collar of Bells

Inscription around border

CY GISENT JOHN BEAUFITZ QUI MORUST LE XXV JOUR DEL
MOYS DE NOVEMBRE LíAN DE DIEU MIL CCCCXXVII ET
ISABELLE SA FEMME QUE MORUST LE XXX JOUR DEL MOIS
DE DECEMBRE LíAN DE DIEU MIL CCCCXIX JRSU NOSTRE
SAUVEUR DE SA GRANDE PITE DE LEURS ALMES EIT MERCY AMEN

From his mouth "IN DEO SPERAVI", from her "FILI DEI MISERI NOSTRI"

684.   Brass in Grange Chapel

Portrait of Man in Priestís Robes, Cross Backing

HIC JACET MAGISTER WILLIELMUS BEAUFITZ QUI OBIIT XIX DIE MENSIS
MAII ANNO DOMINI MCCCCXXXIII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS

Around the Border

ES TESTIS CHRISTE QUOD NON JACET HIC LAPIS ISTE
CORPUS UT ORNETUR SED SPIRTUS UT MEMORETUR
HINC TU QUI TRASIS MEDIUS MAGNUS PUER AN SIS
PRO ME SUNDE PRECES QUIA SIC MIHI SIT VENIE SPES

685.   Brass on Ledger, Grange Chapel

Portraits of Man and a Woman, Seven Sons and Five Daughters

HIC JACET JOHANNES FILIUS JOHANNIS BEAUFITZ ARMIGERI ET
ALICIA UXOR EJUS QUI QUIDEMJOHANNES OBIIT XXV DIE MENSIS
NOVEMBRIS ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCCXXXIII LITERA DOMINICALI
D ET DICTA ALICIA OBIIT [ ] DIE MENSIS [ ] ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO
CCCC [ ] QUORUM ANIMABUS PROPICIETUR DEUS AMEN AMEN

Under his figure a Lion Couchant, under her a small Dog with Collar of Bells

686.   Brass Plate on Ledger, Nave

Brass Portraits of Godfray and Two Wives and 30 Children, Missing by 1616

OF YOUR CHARITIE PRAY FOR THE SOULLES OF WILLIAM GODFRAY
JOHANE AND MARION HIS WIFFS THE WHICHE WILLIAM DEPARTED
THIS TRANSITORY LYFF THE [       ] DAY OF [       ]
THE YERE OF OURE LORD GOD MVXXV* AND THE SAID JOHANE
DESESED THE V DAY OF NOVEMBRE IN THE YERE OF OURE LORD
GOD MVLXXXXIX (sic) AND THE SAIDE MARION DECESSID THE [ ]
DAY OF [ ] IN THE YERE OF OURE LORDE GOD MVXX[ ]
ON WHOSE SOULLIS JESU HAVE MERCY
*Corrected

687.   Ledger in the Nave

HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM MANSERTHE
YOUNGEST SON OF
RICHARD MANSERTH
OF GILLINGHAM GENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL
ANNO DOMINI 1653
BEING AGED 42 YEARS

688.    Ledger, near the latter

[       ] OF [       ]
FRANCES WIFE OF
WILLIAM MANSERTHE
[        ]

689.   Ledger, Grange Chapel

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
DOROTHY PAYNETER WYDOWE
LATE WYFE OF
WILLIAM PAYNETER ESQUIER DECEASED
SHE DYED THE NYNETEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER
1617
BEING 80 YEARES OF AGE

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