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St James Church, Grain M.I.s & other information with Index of names
                                                                       - recorded by D. E. William
s Summer 2011

 

1.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (West of Church)

L/43545 DRIVER
W. G. ALLEN
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
7th AUGUST 1916

2.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (North of Church)

R/8477 RIFLEMAN
J.H. ARMES
KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS.
31st JANUARY 1916
"Too Dearly Loved in Life,
To Ever be Forgotten,
In Death"

J. H. Armes, King's Royal Rifle Corps. There were several soldiers from same Corps, married at St. James Church, during the First World War, all based at Grain Fort. (Register)

3.   Headstone (South of Church)

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN AND JAMES BEATSON
THE MUCH LAMENTED CHILDREN OF
THEIR AFFECTIONATE PARENTS
R. AND T. BEATSON
JAMES CAMPBELL JOHN CHARLES
DIED 2nd JAN. 1821 DIED 25th DEC. 1820
AGED 2 YEARS AGED 4 YEARS
"They only Tasted Life's Sad Cup,
-------------Ground Level------------
Then Quickly Fled Away,
Whilst Angels Bore their Spirits up,
To Realms of Endless Day"

James and John Beatson, both from H.M.S."Howe", Sheerness Harbour.(Register)

4.   Headstone (South of Church), Detached Foot Stone North Edge Churchyard

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILLIAM BRISTOW
FORTY YEARS OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th OF MARCH 1867
IN HIS 69th YEAR
ALSO NEAR THIS GRAVE LIES INTERRED
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th JANUARY 1828
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JANUARY 1838
AGED 34 YEARS
"For me to Live is Christ and to
[Die is to Live ?] "

Thomas Bristow, Coal Merchant in 1841, Market Gardener in 1851/1861 (Census)

5.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs (South of Church)

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
WHISTON TIMOTHY BRISTOW
FOR TWELVE YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
HE ENTERED INTO REST ON THE 16th OF OCTOBER 18[74]
AGED 48

6.   Curbs (South of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELSIE ROSE BROAD PASSED AWAY 10th JULY 1926 AGED 40 YEARS

7.   Headstone Displaced to North East Corner, was Close to Vestry, (Foot Stone In Situ)

TO
THE MEMORY OF
W.G.D. BROWN
WHO DIED ON BOARD H.M. SHIP
ROYAL GEORGE
21st SEPTEMBER 1849
AGED 9 YEARS
SON OF H. BROWN, BOATSWAIN
AN AFFECTIONATE CHILD
[Eroded Verses]

8.   Fallen Headstone and Curbs (North of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 29th 1927
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 21st 1936
AGED 81 YEARS

9.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
Mr JOHN CHAPMAN
OF ROTHERHITHE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th SEPT. 1807
AGED 62 YEARS

CLUFF see WRIGHT

10.   Headstone (South of Church)


LEONARD DAVIS DIED JANUARY 1722 / 23

HERE LIETH INTERR'D THE BODY OF
LEONARD DAVIS WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE JANUARY THE 14th? 1722
IN THE 69th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO HIS TWO WIVES & FIVE CHILDREN

Leonard Davis, Yeoman Farmer. Grain wills come under the jurisdiction of the Deanery of Shoreham and the Arches, but because Davis died in Strood, his will is in the Rochester Courts. There is an Administration Bond of 1735, in the former Court. His will is dated 12th January 1722 (23).
To his eldest son, Leonard, 60 ewes, 30 "modder" sheep and 60 young sheep, one year old. A mare "commonly called the Diamond Mare" and 2 cows.
To daughter Frances Davis, 40, one year after his death, and 20, two or three months after the 40 is paid. Frances also gets 2 cows.
To youngest son, Thomas 100 at 21 years. To daughter Elizabeth Easibb (Izaby ?), 1 cow and 10 ewes.
To "well beloved wife, Mary" his house and all tenements, she is Executor.
Signs with a Mark.
Witnesses: Sam. London, John Bateman and Mary Clark

Edmund Davis
, Clerk to Parish Council (1903 Kelly's Directory)

11.   Headstone (East of Church)

"Of All the Pious Dead,
May we the Footsteps
Trace
Till Gathered round our
Glorious Dead
We Dwell before thy Face"
IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDMUND DAVIS
BORN 18th MAY 1830
DIED 14th FEBRUARY 1925
ALSO
MARY ANN DAVIS
BORN 3rd SEPTEMBER 1842
DIED 14th FEBRUARY 1932

12.   Very Wide Headstone (East of Church)

IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA ANN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH DICKENS OF GRAIN
WHO DIED 31st JULY 1843 AGED 13 YEARS
"I Love them that Love me and those that seek me Early shall Find me"
Proverbs c8 17v
ALSO OF ELIZABETH SISTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
24th NOVEMBER 1849 AGED 19 YEARS
"I Write unto you Little Children because your Sins are Forgiven
you for his sake"
1st John 2nd Chapter

13.   Double Headstone (Next to Above)

IN
MEMORY OF 
JOHN DICKENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS
ON THE 27th OF DECEMBER
1867 AGED 74 YEARS
"Behold the Lord's Hand is
not Shortened that it cannot
Save, neither his ear Heavy
that it cannot Hear"
Isaiah LlX 1st Chap. 
ALSO 1st Peter 1st c 19v
WILLIAM HENRY
DICKENS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th OF JANUARY
1856
AGED 6 MONTHS & 12 DAYS
"I shall go to Him but he
Shall not return to me"
2 Samuel xii c 23v
IN
MEMORY OF
  ELIZABETH
  LIFE WIFE OF
  JOHN DICKENS
  WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 12th OF SEPTEMBER
  1849 AGED 57 YEARS
  "Redeemed by the Precious
  Blood of Christ as a Lamb
Without Blemish and without Spot"

John Dickens, Senior, Shepherd in 1841, Grazier of Marsh House, 130 acres, in 1851/1861 (Census)
John Dickens, Junior, Shepherd in 1851, Grazier in 1854, Farmer in 1891 at White Hall Farm (Census and Registers)

14.   Red Granite Headstone (Next to Above)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN ROBERT DICKENS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
7th DECEMBER 1899
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNAH DICKENS
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
AT REST JANUARY 4th 1918
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO
SUSANNA LOUISA DICKENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 14th OF NOV. 1944
AGED 83 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
ALSO
CATHERINE MARTHA DICKENS
DIED 27th JULY 1947
AGED 82 YEARS
"At Rest in Peace"
ALSO ANNA GRACE DICKENS
DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1948
AGED 81 YEARS
"At Rest"

15.   Small Headstone, Half Buried (West of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
MARK AND ANN DOUGLESS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH
19th 1788 AGED 22 YEARS
------------Ground Level------------
"We Die to Live, that Lived to Die,
Through Jesus Christ, and so did I,
Which Christ , as I have Loved Best,
Among his Saints I Trust to Rest"
ERECTED BY S. D.

16.   Headstone and Curbs (East of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SABINA DOUST
WHO DIED 9th JANUARY 1925
AGED 59 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

17.   Headstone (South of Church)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY
WIFE OF STEPHEN FRY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 29th ? MAY 1825
AGED 49 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO
STEPHEN FRY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 1[ ]
1855 AGED 8[5] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

Stephen Fry, died 1855, Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census) In 1840 a Stephen Fry owned 4 cottages, it is not clear if this was the latter or Stephen who died in 1897 (Tithes)

18.   Headstone (Next to Above)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF Mrs ELLEN FRY
WIFE OF
Mr STEPHEN FRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [ ] DAY OF JULY 1831
AGED 37 YEARS
[Rest Eroded]

19.   Headstone (Next to Above)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
ANN WIFE OF
STEPHEN FRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] APRIL 1844
IN THE 39th YEAR OF HER AGE
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FATHER
STEPHEN FRY WHO DIED
AT GRAIN APRIL 6th 1897 IN THE 93rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
[Rest Eroded]

20.   Headstone (Close to Above)

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF]
JONATHAN FRY
WHO DIED 19th DAY OF [DECEMBER]1861
AGED 54 YEARS
[ALSO] MARY ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th AUGUST 1878
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS DIED 20th SEPTEMBER 1835
AGED 8 MONTHS
STEPHEN DIED14th JULY 1841
AGED 8 YEARS
EMMA DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 184[4]
AGED 14 MONTHS
DANIEL DIED 11th APRIL 1847
AGED 2 YEARS
SARAH DIED 18th APRIL 1847
AGED 9 MONTHS
ANNE DIED 30th DECEMBER 185[5]
AGED 4 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

Jonathan Fry, died 1861,Carrier and Shop Keeper (1841/1851 Census and 1858 Melville's Directory)

21.   Headstone (Close to Above)

IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM [FRY]
WHO DIED [OCTOBER 1863]
AGED 2 YEARS [    ]
ALSO
MARY FRY
WHO DIED 2[  ] JULY 1865
AGED 1 YEAR AND 11 MONTHS
CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM AND MARTHA FRY
"He shall gather the Lambs
With his Arms and Carry them
In his Bosom"

22.   Headstone (Close to Above)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA
ELDEST AND DEAREST LOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARTHA FRY
WHO DIED 15th APRIL 1881
AGED 21 YEARS
"Her Warfare is Accomplished, her
Iniquity is Pardoned,
The Grass Withereth, the Flower Fadeth,
Because the Spirit of the Lord Bloweth
Upon it"

23.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM FRY
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1892
AGED 61 YEARS
"Return unto thy Rest, O my Soul for the
Lord hath dealt Bountifully with Thee"
ALSO MARTHA FRY
LOVING AND LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 17th JULY 1917
AGED 87 YEARS
"Sleep on Dear Loved Ones,
We Shall Meet Again"

William Fry, died 1892, a Publican at marriage in 1858, Licensed Victualler at the "Red Lion", Rochester in 1891 (Register and Census)

24.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR FATHER
JAMES FRY
WHO DIED JANUARY 15th 1899
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN FRY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 2nd 1912
AGED 72 YEARS
"Gone from us but not Forgotten,
Never shall their Memory Fade,
Sweetest Thoughts shall ever Linger,
Round the Spot where they are Laid"

25.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & MARTHA FRY
WHO DIED AUGST. 9Th 1932
AGED 70 YEARS
"Until we Meet"

26.   Headstone (Leaning Against North Side of Church, West End)

IN MEMORY
OF
MARTHA MARY HARRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 9th ? [1863]
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO
FRANCIS (sic) ELIZA HARRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUG. 14th 1864
AGED 4 MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
ALSO
GEORGE HENRY HARRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 23rd 1866
AGED 9 MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
ALSO
ANNIE MATILDA HARRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MH. 18Th 1876
AGED 6 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO
JOHN HARRISON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBY. 2Nd 1878
AGED 50 YEARS

27.   Coped Stone, Horizontal Cross (South of Church)

South Side
ELIZABETH HEATON
BORN MAY 1st 1810
DIED JULY 31st 1885
R.I.P.

North Side
GEORGE HEATON M.A.
BORN 19th AUGUST 1804
DIED 16th MAY 1893

George Heaton, Vicar of Grain

28.   Headstone, Cross and Flowers (South of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HODSOLL
DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1888
AGED 66 YEARS
"Awhile in Darkness we Remain,
And Round us yet are Sin and Pain,
But soon the Everlasting Day,
Will Chase the Shadows of Night Away"

John Hodsoll, Sea Waller (1871 Census)

29.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HODSOLL
WHO DIED AUGUST 28th 1890
AGED 67 YEARS
"A Light is from our Household Gone,
A Voice we Loved is Stilled,
A Place is Vacant in our House,
Which Never can be Filled"
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HODSOLL
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1901
AGED 86 YEARS
"As the Father hath Loved me so have I Loved,
You, Continue ye in my Love" John xv 9
"I am going to see my Saviour
and Never, Never Sin,
There from the Rivers of his Rich Grace,
Drink Endless Pleasures in"

William Hodsoll, a Shepherd (1861/1871 Census)

30.   Slate Headstone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY DAUGHTER OF GEORGE
AND ELIZH. KAVANAGH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF MAY A.D. 1829
AGED 23 YEARS
"My Life how Short to Mortal Sight,
In Bud nip't 'ere 'tis Blown,
When Jesus speaks I take my Flight,
To Endless Bliss Unknown,
Then Cease to Mourn my Dearest Friends,
Nor Trembling at Death's Alarms,
'Tis but the Voice of my Saviour Sends,
To Call me to his Open Arms"

31.   Pedestals and Cross (West of Church)

(R.A.F. Badge)
"Per Ardua Ad Astra"
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
331887 A.C.1 KING, C.L.
M & A. E.E. (H) R.A.F.
ISLE OF GRAIN
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED AT GRAIN
26th FEBRUARY 1922

32.   Headstone (East of Church)

[SACRED]
TH THE M[EMORY OF]
CECELIA KNOWLDEN
WIFE OF
EDWARD KNOWLDEN
OF THIS PARISH AND FIRST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARTHA WHIFF[EN]
OF THE PARISH OF LENHAM IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 12th 1867
IN THE 38th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Like as a Father Pitieth his Children,
So the Lord Pitieth them that Fear Him,
For he Knoweth our Frame, he
Remembereth that we are Dust"
ALSO
EDWARD KNOWLDEN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1893
AGED 71 YEARS

Edward Knowlden, a Labourer at Buckhurst Farm (Marriage Register 1858, 1881 Census)

33.   Headstone (East of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JAMES KNOWLDEN
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1869
AGED 52 YEARS
"And I heard a Voice from Heaven saying,
Unto me, "Write, Blessed are the Dead
Which Die in the Lord, from Henceforth,
Yea, saith the Spirit, they may Rest
From their Labours and their Works
Do Follow them""

James Knowlden, Agricultural Labourer (1861 Census)

34.   Eroded Headstone (South of Church)

IN
AFFECTIONAYE
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS [EDWARD] LEE
DIED [MAY 1860]
[AGED 48 YEARS]
[ALSO]
ELIZ[ABETH]
[WIFE] OF [THE ABOVE]
DIED 12th ? [    ]
[    ]

Thomas Lee, Agricultural Labourer at West Lane (1851 Census)

35.   Headstone (South of Church)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JEMIMA
WIFE OF
THOMAS E. LEE
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1876
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO
FRANCES CATHERINE
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 10th 1886
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS AND FRAN[CES] LEE
[WHO DIED OCTOBER 1871]
[AGED 22 YEARS]

36.   Small Headstone and Curbs (South of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES MAYNARD LEVITT
WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 30th 1925
AGED 23 YEARS

37.   Granite Headstone and Curbs (East of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
H.C.R. MACPHERSON M.A.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1893 1916
BORN 12th JUNE 1847
AT REST 13th MAY 1936
"I am the Resurrection
and the Life"
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS DEAR WIFE
BORN 20th NOV. 1858
DIED 19th JULY 1933
[   ]

38.   Headstone (South of Church)

HERE
REPOSE THE BODIES OF
JAMES McKAIN
AND ANNE HIS WIFE
OF BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SHE THE 25th ? AUG. 1827 AT SHEERNESS
IN HER 79th YEAR
HE THE 2nd AUG. 1828 AT WOOLWICH
IN HIS 81st YEAR

Anne Mc Kain, died at the "Garrison", Sheerness (Register)

39.   Ledger, (North of Church, Formerly in Demolished North Aisle, In Situ ?)


LEDGER TO THOMAS MITCHELL, DIED 1689,ONCE
IN THE LONG SINCE DEMOLISHED, NORTH AISLE

HERE LIETH THE BODY
OF THOMAS MITCHELL YE
SON OF JOHN MITCHELL &
ELINOR HIS WIFE WHO DEPAR
TED THIS LIFE YE 8th OF AUGUST 1689
IN THE EIGHT YEAR OF HIS AGE

Thomas Mitchell, his father, John is probably the Yeoman Farmer of Allhallows, who died in 1700, there is a will but it does not confirm a connection. This ledger was once in the north aisle, which was demolished in 1815, I presume it is in situ.

40.   Headstone, Curbs, Large Plot (South of Church)

IN
SACRED AND LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN MORLEY
BORN NOV. 10th 1839
DIED NOV. 14th 1916
ALSO EMILY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN SEP. 23rd 1843
DIED DEC. 5th 1917
"Rest in Peace"

John Morley, Agricultural Labourer of West Lane Terrace (1901 Census)

41.   Headstone (West of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSAN STANLEY NORMAN
WHO DIED 16th APRIL 1919
AGED 70 YEARS
"On that Happy Easter Morning,
All the Graves their Dead Restore,
Father, Brother, Child and Mother,
Meet Once More"

42.   "Book" Type Tablet and Curbs (North of Church

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
GEORGE PHILPOTT
WHO DIED 26th MAY
1928
AGED 32 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

43.   Headstone and Body Stone (South of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PETER GEORGE PICKERNELL
SON OF
CAPTAIN PICKERNELL R.N.
AND SUSANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 25th MARCH 1824
AGED 7 YEARS, 7 MONTHS
AND 6 DAYS
"Suffer Little Children to come
Unto me for of such is the
Kingdom of God"

Peter Pickernell, died on board H.M.S. "Romney" in Salt Pan Reach (Register)

44.   C.W.G.C. Headstone (West of Church)

39497 PRIVATE
HARRY PULLEN
SUFFOLK REGIMENT
10th JULY 1918
AGE 31 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

45.   Curbs and Pedestal (West of Church)

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HENRY RODGERS LATE SERGT. R.A. DIED 27th OCTOBER 1930 AGED 87 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ANNIE WIFE OF HENRY RODGERS DIED 28th AUGUST 1932 AGED 88 YEARS

Pedestal
"Sleep on Beloved, Sleep,
And take thy Rest,
We Love thee Much,
But Jesus Loved thee Best,
Good-Night, Good-Night"

46.   Headstone and Body Stone on Brick Base, Raised on Bricks, Railed (South of Church)


TOMB OF THE WIFE AND SON OF JOHN SAVAGE SMITH.
THE FRY FAMILY HEADSTONES ARE IMMEDIATELY BEHIND

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
Mrs ANN SMITH
RELICT OF THE LATE
Mr JOHN SAVAGE SMITH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 9th OF MAY 1864
IN HER 64th YEAR
AND
JOHN SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1872
AGED 42 YEARS

John Savage Smith, there is no monument in the churchyard to Mr Smith, only the reference on his wife's monument. In the 1840 Tithes Records he farmed his own 331 acres. In the 1858 Melville's Directory, Mrs Smith is a Farmer.
John Smith, their son, farmed 220 acres, employing 7 men and 3 boys.

48.   Keystone above Door of Porch

THIS PORCH WAS BUILT
AND THE CHURCH
REPAIRED IN THE YEAR
OF OUR LORD 1815
JOHN SMITH
CHURCHWARDEN

49.   Weather Vane on Tower

J. S.
1787

50.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross and Curbs (South of Church)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CISSIE STROVER
ENTERED INTO REST
16th JANUARY 1912
AGED 23 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

Cissie Strover, in 1922, William Strover was the Licensee of the "Cock"

51.   Headstone and Body Stone (North of Tower)

TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr RICHARD SUTTON
WHO DIED THE 11th OF OCTOBER 1806
AGED 38 YEARS

52.   C.W.G.C. Headstone and Conventional Headstone (North of Church)

382 RIFLEMAN
H. TREVETIC
KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS.
10th MARCH 1915
"At Rest"

Headstone (Same Grave)
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
RIFLEMAN HARRY TREVETIC
5th BN. KING'S ROYAL RIFLR CORPS.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 10th 1915
AGED 36 YEARS

WHIFFEN see KNOWLDEN

53.   Headstone, Two Body Stones and Foot Stone (East of Church)

IN MEMORY OF
Mr EDWARD WILLSON
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER 1810
AGED 67 YEARS
"In this Cold Tomb his Silent Ashes Rest,
Whose Pious Soul is Numbered with the Blest,
From Truth in this False World he Never Swerv'd,
But God and King with Full Devotion Serv'd,
To Both Obedient, to his Country Just,
True to his Friends and Faithful to his Trust,
Generous to All and to his Neighbours Kind,
Liberal to the Poor, and of a Noble Mind,
Moral in all the Actions of his Life,
And a Good Husband to a Virtuous Wife"

54.   Headstone (East of Church)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WILLSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF JULY 1850
AGED 34 YEARS
"I am going to see my Saviour
and Never, Never Sin,
There from the Rivers of his Rich Grace,
Drink Endless Pleasures In"
ALSO MARIA WILLSON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF MARCH 1906
IN HER 94th YEAR
"Unveil thy Bosom Faithful Tomb,
-------------Ground Level----------------
Take this New Treasure to thy Trust,
And give these Sacred Relics room,
Awhile to Slumber in the Dust"

William Willson, died 1850, a Shepherd (1841 Census)

55.   Low Granite Headstone, Curbs, Large Plot (East of Church)

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD WILLSON
WHO DIED 31st AUGUST 1909
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th JANUARY 1947
AGED 100 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER BESSIE
WHO DIED 12th DEC. 1956 AGED 68 YEARS

William Willson, died 1909, a Shepherd at Red House Farm (1901 Census)

56.   Headstone (West of Church)

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WRIGHT
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 8th NOVEMBER 1808
AGED 58 YEARS
"To leave this World and quit his Latest Breath,
He Struggled Hard, tho Conquer'd was by Death,
He then Resigned this World in Peace and Love,
To meet Sweet JESUS CHRIST in Heaven Above"
ALSO ELIZABETH WRIGHT
WHO DIED NOVR. 19Th 1812
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
LIETH THE REMAINS OF JOHN CLUFF
(JOHN CLUFF was buried December 7th 1786)

William Wright, a Scaffoldman. His P.C.C. Will is dated 30th October 1807
To his wife Elizabeth,his dwelling house, or houses, as it is in two tenements, and all his estate and effects. After her death to her brother, Francis Whitbread of Strood, Glazier.
Wife Elizabeth, Executor
Witnesses: Geo. Thomas, George Gifford and John Seagull?, all of Strood.

END

Index of Names on gravestones only

ALLEN 1
ARMES 2
BEATSON 3
BRISTOW 4, 5
BROAD 6
BROWN 7, 8
CAMPBELL 3
CHAPMAN 9
CLUFF 56
DAVIS 10, 11
DICKENS 12, 13, 14
DOUGLESS 15
DOUST 16
FRY 17-25
HARRISON 26
HEATON 27
HODSOLL 28, 29
KAVANAGH 30
KING 31
KNOWLDEN 32, 33
LEE 34, 35
LEVITT 36
MACPHERSON 37
MAYNARD 36
McKAIN 38
MITCHELL 39
MORLEY 40
NORMAN 41
PHILPOTT 42
PICKERNELL 43
PULLEN 44
RODGERS 45
S 49
SAVAGE 46
SMITH 46, 48
STANLEY 41
STROVER 50
SUTTON 51
TREVETIC 52
WHIFFEN 32
WHISTON 5
WILLSON 53, 54, 55
WRIGHT 56

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