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Monumental Inscriptions of St Werburgh Church, Hoo - recorded by D. E. Williams August 2011

Section B   is all that area east of the church and south of the
                           east–west footpath

12.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF THE
DEAR BELOVED CHILDREN OF
GEORGE WILLIAM AND MARY ANN ALLEN
CLARA ANN
DIED DECEMBER 5th 1882
AGED 10 YEARS
STEPHEN JOHN
DIED JANUARY 6th 1883
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE REED
DIED APRIL 15th 1889
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN
DIED MAY 3rd 1903
AGED 56 YEARS

 

13.   "Boulders" Pedestal, Cross, with Ivy

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES BAKER
WHO DIED DEC. 15th
1896
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
HARRIET ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 28Th 1910
AGED 75 YEARS

James Baker was a Pottery Manufacturer, Chimney Pots, Flower Pots, etc. (1881 Census, 1882 Kelly's Directory)

14.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BARTON, YEOMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 23rd FEBY. 1811 AGED 66 YEARS
"Stand, Reader and spend a tear,
Think on me who now lyes here,
And whilst you read the state of me,
Think on the glass that runs for thee,
Let not this World your thoughts betray,
But think upon your dying day,
In Christ alone I only trust,
To raise in number of the Just"
MARY BARTON DIED 29th DECR. 1808
AGED 60 YEARS
"To leave this World and quit her latest breath,
She struggled hard tho' conquer'd was by Death.
She then resign'd this World in Peace and Love,
To meet sweet Jesus Christ in Heaven above"
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE LIETH THE BODY OF
MARY LOW DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND MARY BARTON
DIED 25th AUGUST 1809 AGED 30 YEARS

Rear

NEAR
THIS PLACE LIETH THE REMAINS OF
JOHN AND ELIZ. BARTON
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1819
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO
JOHN BARTON DIED 18th AUGT. 1822
AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH BARTON WIFE OF
WILLIAM BARTON
WHO DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1825
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BARTON WHO DIED
18th JANUARY 1841 AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THIRD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BARTON WHO DIED
29th JUNE 1847 AGED 52 YEARS

John Barton was a Farmer. His Will is dated 27th March 1810
   To his sons, Thomas Barton of St. James, Grain, Victualler, John Barton of Hoo, Butcher and William Barton of Hoo, Shopkeeper, £300 each to be "vested legacies". Also £500, upon trust, to be invested in their names,in Government Funds. Money upon trust, to pay equally the five children of his late daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Lawes, of Hoo, Farrier, viz. Thomas, Robert, John, William and Mary at 21 years; interest to be used for their maintenance and education, and £20 each for clothes.
   Cottage and garden at Hoo built on the "Waste", held of the Manor of Hoo, occupied by himself, and 2 acres of land, adjoining, to son John, part of estate on lease from late John Emmott, Esq. of Somerfield House, Maidstone and Winifred his wife, for 41 years from Michaelmas 1796, for remainder of term.
   To son William house and farm, except 2 acres left to John, in Hoo and High Halstow, leased from John Emmott, for remainder of term. Residue divided equally between sons, Thomas, John and William
  
Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Rochester, Sarah Gury, Servant to Mr Gibbs and George Streetin, Clerk to Mr Gibbs (Estate not exceeding £1,500)

15.   Headstone, (Leaning Forward, Low to Ground)

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH BATES THE WIFE
OF CHRISTOPHER BATES OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 14th 1794
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO
THE ABOVE CHRISTOPHER BATES
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF MAY 179[8]
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO ONE CHILD DIED IN INFANCY

 

16.   Headstone


WILLIAM BOTTEN THE MILLER
AND REBECCA HIS WIFE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOTTEN
MILLER OF HOO WHO DIED
DEC 27th 1752 AGED 66
YEARS
ALSO TWO OF CHILDREN
AND REBECCA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BOTTEN WHO DIED
[    ] OF JUNE 1762 AGED 74 YEARS

William Botten, as stated on the stone, was the Miller of Hoo. He does not seem to have left a Will, but there is an Inventory, appraised by John Field and Charles A[ ] ? on 5th January 1753.
   The total value for goods in the Mill and Dwelling House is £147 17s 0d.
   However, his widow Rebecca, of Hoo Mill, did leave a Will, dated 19th May 1762.
   She is in good health. To William Botten, son of William Botten of Hoo, lately deceased, aged 14 years, £5.
   Residue of real and personal estate and household goods, to William Gilbert,grandson of her brother, William Gilbert, "who now lives with me". William Gilbert sole Executor
   Witnesses: Peter Lock, John Dalleve and Richard Murton

BOTTEN see HEALD

 

17.   Headstone

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
CAROLINE BROAD
WHO AFTER A LONG AND PAINFUL
ILLNESS FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
NOVEMBER 10th 1883
AGED 18 YEARS & 6 MONTHS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
"Not Dead but Gone Before"
[ More Eroded Verses]

 

18.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA MARY
THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF
HENRY A. BROAD
WHO DIED JULY 27th 1883
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
VIVIAN, EDNA ?, HORACE MAYO
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO
HENRY ALBERT BROAD
DIED FEBY. 6Th 1929
AGED 72 YEARS

 

19.   Headstone

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN BROAD
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1904
AGED 51 YEARS
"I will lay me down in Peace and take my Rest"
ALSO ALICE BROAD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 19th 1932
AGED 74 YEARS

Benjamin Broad was a Butcher and Grocer, (1891 Kelly's Directory, 1901 Census and in the 1909 Kelly's Directory, Mrs Alice Broad & Son, Butchers and Grocers) He may have been the Cement Labourer in Frindsbury in 1881 (Census)
   Henry Broad was a Shopkeeper and Brickmaker, (1903 Kelly's Directory), Grocer and Baker, (1911 Census) and Captain of the Hoo Fire Brigade, (1909 Kelly's Directory). Samuel Broad was a Butcher, Baker and Grocer, (1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory) Matilda was a Shopkeeper in 1903 (Kelly's Directory)

20.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CONSTANCE CAROLINE
THE AFFECTIONATE DAUGHTER OF
H. A. AND R. A. BROAD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 4th 1918
"I am Thine, O lord"
ALSO ROSETTA A. BROAD
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF H. A. BROAD
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN. 23rd 1925
AGED 67 YEARS
"If Life be Long, I will be Glad,
That I may long Obey,
If Short yet why should I be Sad,
To soar to Endless Day"

 

21.   Granite Pedestal, Cross , Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF HENRY BROWN OF THIS PARISH
WHO PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 19th 1915
AGED 63 YEARS
"From the World's dim twilight to Endless Day"
ALSO THE ABOVE HENRY BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 3rd 1923
AGED 73 YEARS
"Life's Work Nobly Done,
Heavenly Rest be Thine"

Henry Brown was an Agricultural Labourer, 91881 and 1911 Census)

22.   Small "Book Tablet, On Grass

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SAMUEL CARPENTER
DIED 23rd MARCH 1935
FROM HIS
FELLOW WORKMEN

Benjamin Carpenter was in 1911, a Brickmaker, son of George, a Pensioner, former Road Labourer. (Census). Carpenter was "killed at Brice's gravel works" (Burial Register)

23.   Headstone, (Under Yew)

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH CHEVIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF APRIL 1822
AGED 80 YEARS
"He that lies mouldering in the Dust,
Was Honest ,Patient , Mild and Just,
He lived in Love, he died in Peace
Let's hope his Joys will never Cease"

Joseph Chevin's first wife ? is buried in Cliffe Churchyard. His Will, dated 9th February 1808 describes him as a Gentleman.
Nephew John Chest of Booth [ ? ] Lincolnshire, Yeoman, and friends, Richard Everist and George Pearce, both of Hoo, Yeomen, appointed Executors. To Richard Everist and George Pearce £50 each "for their trouble". Property in Hoo in his own occupation, and 20 acres of land in Hoo in occupation of Martin Gilbert, and other property bought from Limorent? Whale, and other real estate to John Chest, for ever. If John Chest dies in Chevin's lifetime then Everist and Pearce to sell property, upon trust, and equally share £420 between children of late brother in law, Thomas Martin, late of Strood, Collar Maker. Money to be invested in Public Funds during minority. To Elizabeth, wife of Richard Everist, £50 and equally between her children, £300 at 21 years.
   To sister Mary Chest, widow, £30 annuity for life. To sister Susannah Edwards wife of Thomas Edwards, £20 annuity for life. After her death, to her daughter, Ann, £200 and a further £500. Household furniture and goods divided between Elizabeth Everist and sister in law, [ ] Martin of Strood, widow. Residue to John Chest, if he dies, as above, Executors to sell and share equally among children of John Chest at 21 years.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Charles Knowles and J. Cope
Codicil
  
Since last will made has re-married with Sarah. In performance of a Marriage Bond, his now dwelling house to his wife for life. Rest of will to stand. The Bond also requires Executors to place sufficient money in Public Funds to provide his wife £90 annuity for life. To her for life reasonable use but not absolute, property and household goods in house.
   Witnesses; D.B. Lewis, Edward Twopenny and G.W. Lewis

24.   Broken Headstone, (Against south wall)

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
SURTEES JOHN CLARENCE
SON OF
HENRY FRANCIS TABRUM &
ELIZABETH CLARENCE
LATE OF NEW HOUSE, EDMONTON, ESSEX
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1869
IN HIS [41st ] YEAR

Surtees John Clarence was in the 1861 Census, a Draper in Hanningfield, Essex, son of a former Farmer. He died at Hoo Union House, (Register)

25.   Headstone, (Leaning forward, half buried)


PATIENCE COCKLE

IN MEMORY OF
PATIENCE WIFE
OF JAMES COCKLE
-----------Ground Level---------
[BURIED MARCH 1767]

Patience Cockle was the daughter of John Sands, (see below); she married James Cockle, of Frindsbury, at Hoo in 1761. James Cockle was a Farmer, and died in 1781.

26.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS DAY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 10th 1800
AGED 53 YEARS
LIKEWISE 6 OF HIS CHILDREN
(VIZ) SARAH DIED OCT. 4th 1773 AGED 7 MONTHS
ELIZABETH DIED OCT. 2nd 1780 AGED 4 YEARS
ELEANOR DIED APRIL 27th 1790 AGED 4 YEARS
MARTHA DIED OCT. 21st 1796 AGED 8 YEARS
HENRY DIED JULY 17th 1798 AGED 6 YEARS
MARY DIED JAN. 20th 1800 AGED 21 YEARS

George Day, died 1880, was the Bailiff of Court Lodge Farm, he was born in Burham, where there are Day headstones in the churchyard.

27.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARIA DAY
DIED JUNE 5th 1844 AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN DAY
DIED JULY 24th 1844 AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO HENRY MICHAEL DAY
DIED JULY 24th 1845 AGED 14 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT GREIG
DIED MARCH 10th 1862 AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH DAY
DIED AUGUST 11th 1866 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO JOHN DAY
FATHER OF THE CHILDREN ABOVE
DIED FEBRUARY 20th 1878
IN HIS 74th YEAR
"While in the World I did remain,
My latter end was grief and pain,
But when the Lord did think it best,
He took me to a place of Rest"
ALSO ELIZABETH DAY
------------Ground Level-----------

 

28.   Headstone, (Against south wall)

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE DAY
WHO DIED 26th MAY 1880
AGED 77 YEARS
"Oh, how patient in thy suffering,
When no hand could give thee ease,
God the helper of the helpless,
Saw thy grief and sent thee Peace"
ALSO
MARY DAY
WHO DIED 8th MARCH 1882
AGED 82 YEARS
"Now by word of Righteousness which,
I have done but according to his [ ]
Mercy he saved me"

George Day, died 1880, was the Bailiff of Court Lodge Farm, he was born in Burham, where there are Day headstones in the churchyard.

29.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS DAY
WHO DIED AT HOO JULY 28th 1884
AGED 36 YEARS
[   ]
ALSO
ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 24th ? 1876
AGED 3 MONTHS

Thomas Day, died 1884, was landlord of the "Five Bells", (1881 Census and 1882 Kelly's Directory)

30.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
TIME OF
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARTHA DAY
WHO DIED DECEMBER 7th 1890
AGED 58 YEARS
"Watch therefore for ye know
Neither the day nor the hour
Wherein the Son of Man cometh"
ALSO MARTHA
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 4th 1919
AGED 76 YEARS

Time of Day, died 1890, was landlord of the Fenn "Bell" at St. Mary's, (1881 census).

31.   Headstone and Curbs, (Large Plot)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARGARET DAY
BORN IN THE PARISH OF HOO, OCTOBER 3rd 1825
DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1912
AGED 86 YEARS
"He trusted in the Lord and feared no Man"
R.I.P.
ALSO
MARGARET
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 7th 1914 AGED 82 YEARS
"Sweetly, Gently she passed away,
From the World's dim twilight,
To Endless Day"
DEEPLY MOURNED BY THEIR SORROWING FAMILY
ALSO
CHARLES DAY
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED DECEMBER 28th 1948 AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO EMMA JEEVES OF HITCHIN, HERTS.
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 26th 1953 AGED 91 YEARS

William Day, died 1912, was an Agricultural Waggoner at Belluncle Farm, in 1881, (Census).

32.   Headstone, (Under Bush)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANN DOE
THE LOVING WIFE OF
DAN DOE
WHO DIED THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY 1898
AGED 67 YEARS
"The Loss has been Bitter, the Sting Severe,
To part with her we Loved so Dear,
The Trial is o'er, we'll not Complain,
But Trust in Heaven to Meet Again"

Daniel Doe, of Primrose Hill, was an Agricultural Labourer, (1881 Census). Ann lived at Burnt House, and died at Chatham,(Register)

33.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE MILLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE FARMER
OF HOO ST. WERBURGH
WHO DIED JULY 6th 1906
AGED 60 YEARS
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus,
Safe on his Gentle Breast,
[   ] his Love Overpowereth
Sweetly [   ] shall Rest"
"Till we Meet Again"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE FARMER
WHO DIED MAY 14th ? 1923
AGED 71 YEARS

 

34.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN FRANKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 4th 1918
AGED 72 YEARS
"God of the Living in whose eyes,
Unveil'd thy Whole Creation lies,
All Souls are thine, we must not say,
That those are Dead which pass away,
From this our World of Flesh set Free,
We know them Living with Thee"
ALSO
ALICE JANE FRANKS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 18th 1931
AGED 78 YEARS

John Franks, of Broad Street, was a Labourer in 1881, (Census); Cow Keeper in 1903 and 1909, (Kelly's Directories); Dairy Farmer in 1911, (Census)

35.   Small Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILLIS GATES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF JULY 1832
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
GEORGE GATES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON THE [ ] DAY] OF SEPTEMBER
1842
AGED 62 YEARS

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
PHILLIS GATES
DIED JUNE THE 19th 1814
AGED THREE YEARS AND SEVEN
MONTHS
ALSO ANN, THOS. AND
JAMES GATES

 

36.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH
WIFE OF MARTIN GILBERT
WHO DIED 12th ? MAY 1825
AGED 30 YEARS

Martin Sands Gilbert was a Farmer, of the Common, Hoo. His Will is dated 1st July 1842.
   His real and personal estate to Edmund White of Hoo, Farmer and William May of Frindsbury, Farmer, his Executors, Upon Trust. They to permit wife, Elizabeth, while she is a widow, the residue of personal estate and rents and profits from real estate while she remains. On condition that she keeps up fire insurance and keeps house and furniture, etc. in good condition, and that she supports children during their minority.
   If his wife re-marries or dies during childrens' minority,, then rents and profits to child or children under 21 years. When the youngest child is 21, and if wife has died or re-married, trustees to sell real estate and invest money in Public Funds, upon trust for all children then living.
   Witnesses: Henry Peters, Blacksmith, High Halstow and Edward Birch, Solicitor, Rochester
Codicil: Dated 1st July 1842
   Real and personal estate to wife Elizabeth, jointly with Edmund White and William May, as Trustees. Elizabeth also to be a joint Executor. Rest of will stands.
   Witnesses: As on will.
The will was proved on 9th April 1844. Administration was granted to Elizabeth Gilbert and Edmund White, power reserved to William May . Value under £450
   Note: "Proved at London (with a codicil) 19th February 1872 by the oath of William May, the other executor to whom Admon. was granted"

37.   Low Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE
WILLIAM GLOVER
DIED 12th MARCH 1884
AGED 25 YEARS
"In the midst of Life we are in Death"

George Glover was an Agricultural Labourer at Belluncle Farm, (1881 Census)

38.   Ledger, on Ground, (S.E. Corner Chancel)

MEMORANDA
Mr WILLIAM GOLDSMITH
[WHO] DIED 18th MARCH 1804
AGED 59 YEARS
MARTHA HIS WIFE
2nd FEBRUARY 1819
55 YEARS
THEIR CHILDREN
JAMES 22nd NOVEMBER 1795
4 YEARS
JEMINA 24th NOVEMBER 1797
1 YEAR
MARY 7th JANUARY 1801
11 YEARS
JAMES 3rd OCTOBER 1801
1 YEAR
SARAH 16th DECEMBER 1803
13 YEARS
JOHN 21st MAY 1804
5 WEEKS
WILLIAM 3rd SEPTEMBER 1805
8 YEARS

William Goldsmith was a Shopkeeper of Hoo, his short Will is dated 15th March 1804.
   To wife Martha, (daughter of Thomas Wickens, see his will), all his estate during her lifetime, after her death, equally shared among his children. Martha and Phillip Dives of Frindsbury, Farmer, Executors, He signs will with mark.
   Witnesses: Jeffery Cook, John Pearce and Thomas Wickens

39.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GUNNER SAMUEL GRIGGS
NO. 4 BATTERY 1st BRIGADE
NORTHERN DIVISION, ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO WAS DROWNED WHILST BATHING
AT CLIFFE FORT
26th JULY 1885
AGED 18 YEARS & 10 MONTHS
"Prepare to meet thy God"
ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS,
N.C. OFFICERS & MEN OF THE BATTERY
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE

 

GROVES see SMITH

GROVES see WEBB

HAGGERTY see MOLES

40.   Headstone


ANN HEALD AND BOTTENS

IN MEMORY OF
ANN LATE WIFE OF WILLIAM HEALD
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 20th 1767
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BOTTEN DIED APRIL 20th 1761
JOHN BOTTEN DIED JANUARY 24th 1763

William Heald married Ann Botten at Hoo in 1762; John Botten does not appear in the Hoo Registers.

JEEVES see DAY

 

41.   Headstone


JOHN AND ANN LATHBURY

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN LATHBURY & ANN HIS WIFE
HE DIED [   ] APRIL 1761
[AGED [ ] YEARS]
SHE DIED [   ] MARCH 1750
AGED 6[  ] ? YEARS

 

LAVENDER see SMITH

42.   Pedestals, Cross Gone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICA MABEL
LEABOURN
WHO DIED MAY [ ] 1878
AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO
CHARLES PERCY LEABOURN
WHO DIED MAY [ ] 1878
AGED 7 MONTHS

 

MAY see MOORHOUSE

43.   Small Headstone


BENJAMIN MOLES AND JOHN HAGGARTY

IN
MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN MOLES
AGED 18 YEARS
AND
JOHN HAGGERTY
AGED 17 YEARS
WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY
DROWNED IN HOO CREEK
JULY 1st 1883
"There is but a step,
Between Me and Death"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THEIR
FRIENDS AND FELLOW WORKMEN

Benjamin Moles does not appear in the Hoo Registers, Benjamin Loveridge does, but he was buried on the 1st July?
John Haggerty does not appear in the Registers ?

44.   Broken Headstone, (Lying under Yew)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA GRACE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS MOORHOUSE R.N.
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1889
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO HARNETT JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 20th 1880
AGED 5 MONTHS
ALSO WILLIAM MAY
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1885
AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE MAY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1900
AGED 83 YEARS

 

45.   Small Pedestal and Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
DAVID & ELIZABETH PANKHURST
RICHARD
DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1898
AGED 3 YEARS
-----------Ground Level----------
ELIZABETH MARY
DIED APRIL 3rd 1890
AGED 4 YEARS & 7 MONTHS

David Pankhurst appears to be the Publican of the "Five Bells", (Kelly's Directory 1891), and the "Cucklers Inn" at Meopham,(1901 Census); his foue children in 1901 were born at Hoo. There is also a David Pankhurst, Farmer of Dean Gate Farm in 1909, (Kelly's Directory) ?

46.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE PEEK
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1905
AGED [81] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

George Peek of Bell's Cottages, was a Cow Keeper, (1891 Census)

47.   Large, Eroded Headstone, (Lying against Yew)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HENRY PIPER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 14th 1903
AGED 62 YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

William Henry Piper, of 10 Hoo Street, was an Agricultural Labourer in 1881, (Census).

REED see ALLEN

48.   Small Headstone, Partly Buried

TO
THE MEMORY
OF SARAH & RACHEL
SANDS DAUGHS. OF
JOHN SANDS JUNR. &
OF HIS WIFE SARAH
[SARAH DIED OCT.] YE 5th 1746
AGED TWO MONTHS
[RACHEL] DIED OCT. YE 30th 1746
[AGED THREE ?] MONTHS
ALSO MORE OF THEIR CHILDREN
-------------Ground Level------------
"Wee were together in ye Womb,
So we are now on ye Tomb"

John Sands of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 27th May 1762.
   He is "sick and weak in body". To his wife Mary, all his personal estate and household goods, as long as she remains his widow, and brings up and provides for his youngest son, John Sands. If his wife re-marries or dies, the house occupied by Thomas Hards, Shoemaker and William Perkins, Thatcher, known by the name of "Old Tom", to his eldest son, Thomas Sands. To his daughter, Patience Cockle, a house called by the name of "Little Huck Street House", and £35 on Bond. To son John, all his ground at Marden, and £25 on Bond. Wife Mary, and son Thomas, Executors. Wife Mary to enjoy all household goods as long as she lives.
   Witnesses: Thomas Hards and John Lathbury

49.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN SANDS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JANY. 12Th 1912
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK SANDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 20th 1917
AGED 70 YEARS

Frederick Sands, died 1917, was a Farm Bailiff and Steward; Temple Farm, (1881 Census); to George Armytage at Church Farm, Hoo, (1901 Census, 1903 Kelly's Directory), Farmer, Church Farm, and Farm Bailiff and Works Manager, Hoo Lodge, (1909 Kelly's Directory), Estate Steward, Hoo Lodge, (1911 Census)

50.   Ledger on High Brick Base, (East of Chancel)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD SMITH WHO DIED MARCH 12th 1812 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCTR. 1850 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BROTHER OF THE ABOVE RICHARD SMITH
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1799 IN THE 20th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE RICHARD & SARAH SMITH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1864 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF RICHARD SON OF THE ABOVE
RICHARD AND SARAH SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 10th 1869 AGED 69 YEARS
"Beloved and Lamented"
"Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh,
Lest coming suddenly he find you Sleeping"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING GRAVES DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND ANN CHARLOTTE GRAVES WHO DIED DEC. 24th 1862
AND WAS BURIED IN TOTTENHAM CEMETERY AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING SMITH
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED RICHARD SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON HER 31st BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 31st 1870
AFTER 13 YEARS OF UNPARALLELED SUFFERING BORN WITH THE MOST
EXEMPLARY PATIENCE, FAITH, FORTITUDE AND CHRISTIAN ENDURANCE
"The Bitter Cup drank to the very Dregs,
The Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee"
ALSO OF ELIZABETH GOODING SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE RICHARD SMITH
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1879 IN THE 80th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Not gone from Memory,
Not gone from Love,
But gone to our Father's Home above"
ALSO OF MARY ANN LAVENDER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 14th 1911 AGED 69 YEARS

Richard Smith of Hoo, Yeoman Farmer. Will dated 5th March 1812.
   Brother George of High Halstow, Yeoman and Richard Everist of Hoo, Yeoman, Executors and Trustees.
   To them, in Trust, properties and farm late in occupation of Amos Jacob, James Linnett and Widow Moore; and his rights in property called "Chimney Corner Farm". Farm lately belonging to Jacob Cazeneuve Troy, Gentleman, deceased, since sold by order of the High Court of Chancery, brought in a cause between Alice Hodder [    ]? against Ruffin, the other ? , now in his possession. In Trust for his children, Richard, William, [    ]?, George, Caroline, Sarah and Jane, (and any future child), in equal shares; and any other land he dies possessed of at 21 years. £40 to each child in quarterly payments for their maintenance. To wife Sarah, annuity of £60 by quarterly payments.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Attorney at Law, Strood, George Streetin, Clerk to Mr Gibbs and James Smith, of Hoo

Elizabeth Gooding GRAVES. Her father was James Graves and the mother was Anne Charlotte Smith of Hoo. In 1866 Graves became the first superintendent at the trans-Atlantic telegraph cables station at Valentia island in Ireland (my research interest) and held that position until 1909.
 (Dr D. de Cogan 24-03-2016)

51.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
PHILLIP TRANTER
WHO DIED 15th JULY 1918
AGED 77
ALSO EMILY TRANTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th MAY 1920
AGED 74 YEARS
"At Rest"

Phillip Tranter, of Kennell Yard, was an Agricultural Labourer in 1881, (Census)

52.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF
THOMAS H. USHER
DIED AUGUST 7th 1903
AGED 64 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Thomas Usher was a Beer Retailer of Mill Hill in 1882, (Kelly's Directory)

53.   Headstone, Eroded Marble

TO THE MEMORY OF
DAVID WEBB AGED 28 AND
ALFRED GROVES AGED 23
BOTH OF HOO
CAPTAIN AND MATE OF THE BARGE
GEORGE NEWNHAM
WHICH FOUNDERED IN SEA REACH DURING
THE GALE OF 12th FEBRUARY 1904
[Eroded Verses]

The deaths of David Webb and Alfred Groves was reported in the Kent Messenger on February 27th 1904 "DROWNED IN THEIR SLEEP - THE TRAGEDY OF A WRECKED BARGE
  
After lying for eight days a wreck in Hole Haven, on the Lower Thames, near Gravesend, the barge G.E. Newnham, of Strood, was towed to Greenhithe last Saturday by a Conservancy boat. In the cabin of the wreck were found the dead bodies of David James Webb, aged 28 years, captain; and Alfred Joseph Groves, aged 24, mate. The men belonged to Hoo, near Rochester, and were employed by James Little, of Strood Hill.
   Mr H.B. Sewell, corner for West Kent, held the inquest at Greenhithe on Monday afternoon, when James Webb, of Bell's lane, Rochester, bargeman, stated that he was the father of the deceased man Webb, and last saw him alive about three weeks ago. On Feb. 16th witness passed the sunken barge, which was lying in Sea Reach, and on making inquiries found that it went down on the previous Friday, when the night was very boisterous. There were two other barges sunk that night on the Thames. He was of the opinion that the men were sleeping in the cabin when the barge foundered. It was a dangerous proceeding for both to have "turned in" on such a night.
   Joseph Robert Groves, of Pottery Cottages, Hoo, said Grove was his son. The Newnham was the first barge he had ever been on.
   John Spicer, 68, James street, Maidstone, bargeman, employed on the Alice, of Maidstone, stated that the barge Newnham was brought up at anchor a little ahead of him on Friday afternoon, February 12th. The vessel was anchored on account of the rough weather. He saw that it was all right at 11 o'clock the same night. When he looked out an hour later, the barge was gone. At daybreak on Saturday, he noticed that the barge was under water, only one end being visible. He afterwards saw the barge boat drifting towards him, bottom upwards. Witness could not have rendered any assistance to the barge.
   James Little, of Strood Hill, owner of the ill- fated barge, gave evidence to the effect that the craft was well founded. It was raised by the Thames Conservancy and brought to Greenhithe.
   P.C. Wiseman deposed to finding the bodies in the cabin. The men had evidently been drowned in their sleep. Their arms were folded , and there were no signs of a struggle.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death through drowning, consequent on a heavy gale"

54.   Red Granite, Cruciform Coped

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES WHITE A NATIVE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SUDDENLY AT ROCHESTER
ON MAY THE 2nd 1885
AGED 56 YEARS

James White was a Grocer of 10 High Street, Rochester, (1881 Census)

55.   Headstone, (Close S.E. Corner Chancel)


THOMAS AND SARAH WICKENS

IN MEMORY OF
[SARAH] WIFE OF THOMAS [WICKENS]
WHO DIED [APRIL 1802]
AGED [    ] YEARS
[    ]
[    ]
[ALSO[ Mr THOMAS WICKENS
---------------Ground Level---------------
WHO DIED [    ] JULY 1810 AGED 80 YEARS

Thomas Wickens was, at death, a Yeoman Farmer of Cobham. His Will is dated 19th May 1809, with a Codicil, dated 1st February 1810.
   He desires to be "buried near the remains of my first wife in the churchyard of St. Warburgh, otherwise Hoo".
   His friends, Henry Edmeads of Cobham, Esquire, Phillip Boghurst of Frindsbury, Gentleman and Anthony Phillip Dive of Kingsdown, Gentleman, Executors; to them, upon trust, his house in Cobham and 3 acres of land, previously planted with hops, called "Wilmons", with right of way to Captain William Edmeads, in his own occupation, lately bought of Francis Scrimes? Pilcher, Esq. To nephew Thomas Olliver 20 guineas. All his household goods and furniture, etc. to be sold.
   To wife Elizabeth annuity of £100 for life, under terms of marriage Bond, dated 15th June 1802, he entered into by him with Phillip Boghurst and John Pearce of Hoo, Yeoman.
   To sister Elizabeth Winner or Weaver  Wife of Richard of Chalk, Labourer, annuity of £50 for life.
   To servant Elizabeth Bingham annuity of £50 for life. To grandson Thomas Goldsmith, son of daughter Martha Foster wife of John Foster of Hoo, Yeoman, by her former husband. All that sum that may be owed by him from £1,700 advanced to him for purchase of house in Shoreditch Turnpike, he now lives in ; and for stock in trade. To Elizabeth wife of grandson Thomas Goldsmith, £100 annuity for life; after her death, annuity transferred to her child/children.
   To Ann daughter of daughter Martha Foster, now wife of Ralph Ireland, now living in London, annuity of £50 for life.
   He has at various times advanced money, on mortgage, to James Cooper and John Reader of Strood, Woolstaplers and co-partners; also to William Cable of Brompton, Gillingham, Butcher. This mortgages not to be called in until 7 years after his death, provided interest continues to be paid.
   All manors, houses, lands, freeholds, mortgages etc. to John Gibbs of Strood, Gentleman, in Trust for above legacies, etc.
   Witnesses: Robert Boreman, Carpenter, Strood, George Streetin, and M. Comport, Clerks to Mr Gibbs
Codicil:
Revokes release from money outstanding of loan of £1,700 to grandson, Thomas Goldsmith. Rest of will to stand.
   Witnesses: William Herbert, Thomas Wood and J. Gibbs

56.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLARD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 15th ? 179[5]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 10th 1796
AGED 54 ? YEARS

John Willard married Mary Botten at Hoo in 1760

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