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

Section E   is west of the above footpath, bounded by the north and west
                            boundaries of the churchyard.

143.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD HENRY BISHOP
SON OF
EDWARD AND MARY ANN BISHOP
BORN 11th APRIL 1844
DIED 17th AUGUST 1865
ALSO
JOHN FREDERICK BISHOP
BORN 26th APRIL 1849
DIED 29th FEBRUARY 1850

Edward Bishop, Senior, was a Grocer and Draper; and Post Master at Hoo, (1855 and 1865 Post Office Directory and 1861 Census).

144.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD BISHOP
BORN 13th JULY 1814
DIED 4th JULY 1893
ALSO
MARY ANN BISHOP
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT LEE NOV. 28th 19[02]
IN HER 91st YEAR
"Her End was Peace"

Edward Bishop, Junior was a Shop Man in Paul Goldston's Grocer's shop in Star Hill, Rochester, Goldston also had a shop in Hoo.

145.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BARRINGTON BUGGINS
LATE OF THE CITY OF [OX]FORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 25th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1846
AGED [59] YEARS
"Watch therefore [for ye know not]
Neither the [day nor the hour the]
[Son of Man cometh"]

Barrington Buggins was Landlord of the Five Bells. He had only been in Hoo a short time, and was formerly Landlord of the Crown Inn, Oxford, to c. 1845. His Will is dated 17th March 1840.
   To wife, Mary all her wearing apparel and household goods. His freehold and personal estate to wife Mary, friend Richard King of St. Aldate, Oxford, Gentleman and William Cowley, of the Corn Market, Oxford, Warehouseman, upon trust; to sell when they think fit. Money to be invested in Public Funds, interest to wife for her life. She to maintain and educate children during their minorities. After her death, funds in trust, for children, Martha, Emma and Jane and any other living at time of his death, equally; detailed conditions follow.
   Wife Mary, Richard King and William Cowley joint Executors; wife Guardian of children; if she dies during their minority, King and Cowley to be Guardians.
   Witnesses: M. Walsh and J. S. Joy

146.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE CACKETT
WHO DIED JULY 30th 1916
AGED 70 YEARS
FOR 47 YEARS A SERVANT TO THE
S.E. & C.R. COMPANY
ALSO CHARLOTTE CACKETT
DIED MARCH 10th 1926
AGED 92 YEARS

George Cackett was Gate Man on the Hundred of Hoo Railway, at Creek Cottage, Stoke in 1901, (Census)

COMPORT see EVERIST

 

147.   Pedestal Monument, Surmounted by an Urn - The Largest Monument in the Churchyard


EVERIST FAMILY ET AL

Two Massive Ledgers on East Side

ENTRANCE
TO THE
FAMILY
VAULT
OF
RICHARD
EVERIST
1830

North Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr RICHARD EVERIST
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF JANUARY 18[31] AGED 74 YEARS
[LEAVING A]WIDOW, SON AND [ ] DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT HIS LOSS
[   ]
[   ]
Mrs ELIZABETH EVERIST
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF NOVEMBER 18[3]7 AGED [65] YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
[   ]
GRACE WIFE OF THE LAST NAMED
RICHARD EVERIST
DIED MARCH [   ] 1864
AGED 80 YEARS
JAMES EVERIST
LATE OF FRINDSBURY
DIED [JANUARY] [ ] 1878
[AGED 78 YEARS]
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
[DIED DECEMBER [  ] ] 1885
[AGED 80 YEARS]

South Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr PHILLIP TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF SEPTEMBER 1834 AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO Mrs SARAH TOMLIN WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF OCTOBER 1849 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SANDS LATE OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF JUNE 1849 AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN SANDS WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd OF MAY 1855 AGED 50 YEARS
FRANCES MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
JOHN SANDS DIED FEBRUARY 25th 1865
AGED 77 YEARS

HAROLD JAMES MISKIN
THE 3rd SON OF
WILLIAM LOVE MISKIN
DIED NOV. 15th 1913
AGED [34] YEARS

WALTER MISKIN
SON OF
WILLIAM MISKIN AND
SARAH MISKIN
DIED [FEB.] 5th 1933
AGED 80

KATE MISKIN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WALTER MISKIN
DIED [AUG.] [   ] 1935
AGED 75 YEARS

East Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN THE WIFE OF
Mr HENRY EVERIST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF MAY 1836 AGED 45 YEARS
[ALSO] WILLIAM THE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED JANUARY 28th 1844
AGED 20 DAYS
ALSO THOMAS COMPORT
DIED 13th JULY 1844 AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED AUGUST [ ] 1846 AGED SIX MONTHS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED OCTOBER [   ] 1846 AGED FIVE YEARS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED AUGUST 20th ? 1850 AGED SIX MONTHS
[ALSO] ANN DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6th 1852
AGED 16 MONTHS
[  ]
[   ] 1854

CATHERINE ONLY DAUGHTER OF
SARAH ANN & HENRY EVERIST
DIED [ SEPT. [   ] 1857 AGED 23 YEARS]
SARAH ANN [WIFE OF]
HENRY EVERIST
[DIED] NOVEMBER [  ] [1861 AGED 46 YEARS]
[   ]

HENRY EVERIST
OF TEMPLE, STROOD
[DIED JANUARY [   ] ] 1871 AGED 76
LEAVING [ ] SONS AND
[   ] DAUGHTERS

MARY ANN WIFE OF
THOMAS COMPORT DIED
ON MAY 28th 1876 AGED 72
JAMES COMPORT
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
ON MARCH 6th ? 1877 AGED 45

West Side

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
BETSY FANNY MISKIN
DIED FEB. 17th 1844
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM MISKIN HUSBAND OF
THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] OF OCTOBER 1850 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
RICHARD AND ELIZA MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [   ] OF
AUGUST 1847 AGED 10 MONTHS
ALSO SARAH MATILDA WIFE OF
WILLIAM MISKIN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 27th OF
JANUARY 1863 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO GRACE [ ] DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM AND SARAH MATILDA MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 9th 1875
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM 2nd SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & BETSY FANNY MISKIN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL [ ] 188[2]
AGED 70 YEARS

ALSO WILLIAM LOVE
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & SARAH MATILDA MISKIN
DIED OCTOBER 20th 1894 AGED 45 ? YEARS

RICHARD MISKIN
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM & BETSY MISKIN
BORN 19th JULY 1803
DIED 15th DECEMBER 1899
AGED 94

SYDNEY WALTER
ONLY SON OF WALTER
AND KATE MISKIN
BORN [   ] JANUARY1892
DIED [   ] MAY 1908

Richard Everist, the Elder, was a Yeoman Farmer, and, judging from his tomb, very prosperous! His Will, which is dated 24th November 1825, is very long and mostly taken up with Trust conditions.
   Household goods to wife Elizabeth. She, along with sons Richard, of Allhallows, and Henry; and Edward Wickham, Gentleman of Chatham, Executors and Trustees. To them, upon trust, residue of personal estate, until all his children are 21 years of age. Executors to carry on farming business. From the profits, 100 annuity to his wife for life. Annuities of 50 to children until they are 21. Surplus of personal estate invested in Public Funds. Wife can remain in his house, with garden, coal shed, wood house and hen house, rent free, as long as she remains his widow. She to have interest and dividends from Funds for life. Several freehold farms were settled on wife at marriage for the purpose of carrying on the farming business.
   Witnesses: John Groves, Hoo, Elias Brooker, Hoo and Richard White, Hoo
   Estate under 6,000

Elizabeth Everist, widow of Richard. Will dated 27th September 1832.
   To grandson Henry Gooding Everist, son of Henry Everist, Farmer, 19 guineas, to be spent for his benefit by his father. To sons, Henry, James of Stoke, Farmer and Edward, all freehold and leasehold estate, money, securities, household goods, etc. upon trust, to sell freehold and leasehold property; proceeds invested, in trust in Public Funds or mortgages, etc .Interest to her ten children, Ann, Henry, Joseph, Elizabeth Gooding, James, Mary Ann, Edward, Matilda, Eliza and George, equally, for life. If any die, their share to their husband or wife, if any, for life. Then to their children, if any. Detailed conditions follow.
   One tenth of the money for Robert Richards Everist son of her daughter, Matilda, born before wedlock; after Matilda's death to her husband, Robert Richards for life, the principal divided equally among their lawful issue. Sons, Henry, James and Edward, joint Executors and Trustees.
   Witnesses: Joseph Hopkins, Chatham, James Pearce, Solicitor, Chatham and Frederick Pearce, his Clerk

Richard Miskin was a Farmer and Blacksmith of Stoke, employing 10, on 110 acres. (1851 Census)
William Miskin, of Belluncle Farm, was a Farmer of 1,479 acres, employing 40, (1865 Post Office Directory and 1871 Census)
William Love Miskin of Newlands House, St. Mary was a Farmer, (1891 Census)
Walter Miskin was a Farmer at Belluncle farm, (1901 Census), and Whitehall Farm, (Kelly's Directory 1909)

John Sands the Younger, Yeoman Farmer of Quarry Farm, Frindsbury. Will dated 28th March 1849
   Wife Mary Ann Executor. Real estate and all household goods, stock, crops, money, securities and personal estate to wife Mary Ann for ever.
   Witnesses: J. Gibbs, Solicitor, Strood and Frederick Thomas Attwood, Clerk to Mr Gibbs
Probate Valuation, 2nd January 1850
Household goods and Furniture 38 7s 0d
Plate, Linen, Clothes 3 19s 3d
Books 10s
Live and Dead Stock 49 15s 0d
Total 92 11s 0d

148.   Curbs

IN MEMORY OF WALTER THE BELOVED SON OF HENRY AND JANE FRANKS WHO DIED JULY 19th 1919 AGED 29 YEARS (one line)

Walter Franks was the son of Henry, a Clay Digger and Agricultural Labourer, of Baker's Terrace. Walter had no occupation in 1911, (Census)

149.   Wooden Cross, Small Plaque

FOR A SOUL
KNOWN TO GOD
HOLLY

I don't know the full circumstances and context of this find, but from my limited Archaeological experience, the post mortem decapitation of bodies is more suggestive of a pagan Romano-British context. See Archaeologia Cantiana for 1962, for a similar find at Cuxton.

150.   Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND EDMUND JOHN KNOW WHO DIED OCTOBER 27th 1916 AGED 66 YEARS (one line)

South Side

ALSO OF MARY ANN KNOW HIS WIFE WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1937 AGED 81 YEARS

Edmund Know was a General and Agricultural Labourer, (1901 and 1911 Census)

MISKIN see EVERIST

 

151.   Small Flat Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY JAMES
HUSBAND OF
WINIFRED HILDA PEARMAN
ENTERED INTO REST
3rd JAN. 1970 AGED 75 YEARS
WINIFRED HILDA
WIFE OF ABOVE
1921 1992

Granite Pedestals, Cross, Curbs

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALEC ONLY SON OF
EDWIN & RHODA RIXON
OF TUNBRIDGE HILL, HOO
FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 20th 1918
AGED 21 YEARS
"Jesu Lover of my Soul"

 

SANDS see EVERIST

 

152.   C.W.G.C Headstone

A. H. SEDEN
STOKER 2nd CLASS RNK/17921
H.M.S. PEMBROKE
15th JUNE 1918 AGED 18

 

TOMLIN see EVERIST

 

153.   Headstone, Lying on Side, Against N. Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
SYLVIANA MARIA
FOR FORTY SIX YEARS
THE AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED WIFE
OF THE REVEREND
DANIEL FRANCIS WARNER
THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WAS BORN AUGUST 28th 1791
AND DIED SEPTEMBER 4th 1864
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE ABOVE DANIEL FRANCIS WARNER
FOR THIRTY FOUR YEARS
THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
BORN ON JUNE 9th 1795
DIED ON NOVEMBER 17th 1870
[Eroded Verses]

END OF SECTION E

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