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Monumental Inscriptions, including concise wills (pre 1858) and other notes of 
Baptist Burial Ground, Brewer Street, Maidstone
recorded by D. E. Williams 2016

Introduction


The Baptist Burial Ground, Brewer St, Maidstone

A Baptist Chapel was built here by James Steer, in 1831, (he is buried here), but some of the burials pre-date this time. This was the 3rd Baptist Chapel in Maidstone, it was founded in 1831 by a group who had seceded from the King Street Chapel. In 1833 it united with the King Street Chapel under the Rev. William Groser. The pastor, the Rev. Samuel Cornford and his friends formed the 4th church. Those who stayed in Brewer Street let the building to the Countess of Huntingdon's Connection, who supplied the ministers. The buildings on the left are modern and the one to the south, Frederick House, seems partly, to have some social service function. There is an entrance directly from the burial ground, to Frederick House, which might suggest that the chapel was on the same site? The path is a public footpath from Brewer Street, south to Union Street. Most of the monuments are in situ.

1.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH ASHDOWN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 4th? 1843
AGED 29? YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING A WIDOW AND 2 CHILDREN
ALSO OF JOSEPH THEIR SON
WHO DIED MARCH 6th 1844
AGED 1 YEAR & 6 MONTHS
ALSO GEORGE BECKETT REED
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 3rd? 1846
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES THOMAS REED
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th 1842
AGED 23 YEARS

1841 CENSUS, JOSEPH ASHDOWN, BAKER; GEORGE REED?, AT MILTON, GRAVESEND, BAKER.

ASHDOWN SEE BENZIE

ASHDOWN SEE SCOONES

2.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT BAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 24th 1868
AGED 82 YEARS
"Go Home Dear Wife and Prepared be,
Not to Weep but Come and Rest with Me"
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 11th 1887
AGED 86 YEARS

1851 CENSUS, WATERMAN, SANDLING ROAD

3.   HEADSTONE

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF THOMAS BASSETT
WHO DIED JANUARY 18th 1835
AGED 22 YEARS

4.   HEADSTONE


Benzie family headstones, with Ashdown (No.1)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES
WIFE OF JOHN BENZIE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCT 17th 1845
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN BENZIE
WHO DIED NOV 19th 1852
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO CHARLOTTE ASHDOWN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 4th 1841?
AGED 30? YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 3rd JULY 1841
THE COPY OF THIS WILL IS IN POOR CONDITION, VERY SMUDGY, BLACK WITH BLEED THROUGH SO, MUCH OF IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ AND TO GIVE AN WHOLLY ACCURATE ACCOUNT.

JOHN BENZIE, "GENTLEMAN", ONCE A CARPENTER.
   HIS HOUSE IN UNION STREET TO HIS WIFE, FRANCES FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH TO SONS ROBERT HAMMOND BENZIE OF MAIDSTONE, IRONMONGER AND SIMPSON BENZIE OF? PERFUMEUR, UPON TRUST, TO SELL AND     ?
PERSONAL ESTATE, FURNITURE, CHINA, PLATE,        ?         TO SELL THAT NOT CONSISTING OF MONEY AND HOLD MONEY, UPON TRUST. 120, PART OF THIS FUND TO CHILDREN OF LATE DAUGHTER CHARLOTTE WIFE OF JOHN [ASHDOWN].
   APPOINTS WIFE AND HIS TWO SONS, EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: THOMAS HONEY AND GEORGE ? SAMUEL ?

CODICIL 5th JANUARY 1850
   HIS WIFE, FRANCES, HAS DIED SINCE HE MADE WILL. AFFIRMS THAT HIS SONS ARE EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES. THEY TO HOLD HIS ESTATE AND EFFECTS, UPON TRUST, FOR SUCH OF HIS CHILDREN WHO ARE LIVING AT TIME OF HIS DEATH AND CHILDREN OF ANY OF HIS CHILDREN WHO MAY HAVE DIED IN HIS LIFETIME. PORTION WHICH HIS DAUGHTER BETTY, WIFE OF WILLIAM PACKHAM OR HER CHILDREN, STILL STANDS.
   WITNESSES: JOHN CHARD, TAILOR OF MAIDSTONE AND ROBERT G ? OF MAIDSTONE.
   PROVED 29th MARCH 1853

5.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF
ROBERT HAMMOND BENZIE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SEPT. 26th 1849
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT HAMMOND BENZIE
WHO DIED DEC 15th 1858
AGED 58 YEARS
[           W]ILLIAM BENZIE
[                T]HE ABOVE
[                [N FROM
[                          

1851 CENSUS, IRONMONGER AND COAL MERCHANT, UNION STREET; 1841 CENSUS, IRONMONGER OF WEEK STREET; PRINCIPAL PROBATE REGISTER, 1858, COAL MERCHANT, EFFECTS UNDER 1,000.

6.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY SUSANNA WIFE OF
JOHN BENZIE JUNR.
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCT 27th 1849
IN THE 29th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO FRANCES THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO FRANCES MARTHA
THEIR DAUGHTER W[HO] DI[ED] DEC 22nd 1848
AGED [   ] [MON]THS

1841 CENSUS, JOHN BENZIE JUNIOR, GROCER, WEEK STREET.

BONNY SEE TAYLOR

7.   COPED STONE

NORTH SIDE
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE EDMUND BRIDGE
WHO DIED DECEMBER 16th 1856
AGED 19 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FANNY BRIDGE
[           ?           ]
[           ?           ]

8.   LEDGER

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM COOPER CLARKE
OF THIS TOWN
DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 1853
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 6th 1855
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED THEIR SECOND
SON DIED APRIL 25th 1859
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
DIED IN LONDON JANUARY 8th 1877
IN HER 50th YEAR
INTERRED AT NORWOOD CEMETERY
"Nearer my God to Thee"

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 5th JANUARY 1853
WILLIAM COOPER CLARKE, JOURNEYMAN IRONMONGER.
   HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, GOODS, CHATTELS AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO WIFE SOPHIA, FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, THEN TO HIS CHILDREN, ALFRED, MARIA, CHARLES AND SOPHIA, EQUALLY SHARED. WIFE AND SON ALFRED, EXECUTORS.
   SIGNS WILL WITH HIS MARK.
   WITNESSES: JAMES TA..?..LS? AND CHARLES ELLIS
   PROVED 25th JULY 1853 POWER RESERVED TO SOPHIA CLARKE

9.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REVD. SAMUEL CORNFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th OF DECEMBER 1837
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA BLANCH CORNFORD
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT 26th 1847
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
SAMUEL CORNFORD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 8th 1874
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ARTHUR CORNFORD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 24th? 187[4]
AGED 30 YEARS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 12th JULY 1834
SAMUEL CORNFORD, BAPTIST MINISTER.
   FIRST ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS PAID. ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, INCLUDING A HOUSE LATELY PURCHASED FROM SAMUEL GOODWIN ON NEW CANTERBURY ROAD, MAIDSTONE, CONVEYED TO HIM BY A CONVEYANCE DATED 12th JULY 1834 BUT ACTUALLY CONVEYED BEFORE HE WROTE WILL, TO WIFE ELIZABETH ABSOLUTELY, SHE IS HIS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES:   ?   STEPHENS, SOLICITOR, MAIDSTONE, ALFRED J. BEECHING, TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND THOMAS B. GREEN?
   PROVED 26th APRIL 1842 EFFECTS UNDER 200
   

IN THE 1838 BAPTIST MAGAZINE, WE LEARN THAT THE ZION BAPTIST CHAPEL WAS THE 3rd IN MAIDSTONE WHICH HAD UNITED ITSELF WITH THE KING STREET BAPTIST CHAPEL UNDER THE REV. W. GROSER, (SEE GROSER LEDGER). IT WAS FOUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO HAD BROKEN AWAY FROM KING STREET IN 1831, (SEE STEER LEDGER). IT WAS WEAKENED IN 1833 WHEN THE PASTOR REV. SAMUEL CORNFORD AND HIS FRIENDS FORMED THE 4th MAIDSTONE CHAPEL IN UNION STREET, (SEE CORNFORD HEADSTONE). SOME STAYED AT BREWER STREET AND THE CHAPEL WAS LET TO THE COUNTESS OF HUNTINDON CONNECTION, WHO SUPPLIED MINISTERS.

10.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES DAY
(OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DIED APRIL 4th ? 1841
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
DEC 1st 1825 AGED 49 YEARS

CHARLES DAY LIVED IN MILL STREET, WAS AN AUCTIONEER AND DIED OF APOPLEXY (HOADLY FAMILY HISTORY INTERNET SITE).

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 28th AUGUST 1841
CHARLES DAY, ESQUIRE.
   ALL HIS REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO HIS FOUR BROTHERS, EDWARD, JAMES JOHN AND GEORGE, IN EQUAL SHARES, ABSOLUTELY. EDWARD AND JAMES ARE EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: A.D. MORDANT, SOLICITOR, 8 CLIFFORD STREET, LONDON AND THOMAS WILLSHIRE OF STAR HOTEL, MAIDSTONE.
   PROVED 15th FEBRUARY 1844 JAMES DAY HAS SINCE DIED.

11.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN DAUGHTER OF JOHN
AND ANN FEARN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 21st 1845
AGED 34 YEARS
"With Patience to the Last she did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord thought Fit,
But with Christian Courage did Resign,
Her Soul to God at His Appointed Time"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ANN WIFE OF JOHN FEARN
WHO DIED FEB 18th 1849
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED NOV 13th 1851
AGED 30? YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN FEARN
WHO DIED DEC 29th 1864
AGED 82 YEARS
[ALSO] GEO]RGE PETT
[                                    ]

1841 CENSUS, JOHN FEARN, AN HIGGLER, (TO CARRY PROVISIONS AROUND FOR SALE); 1851 DIRECTORY, POULTERER. WAS HE SELLING EGGS, STREET TO STREET ?

12.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY [ANN] WIFE OF
JOHN [GOO]DWIN
WHO DIED NOV 29th 18[41]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO
LOUISA DAUGHTER OF THE [ABOVE]
JOHN [GOOD]WIN
DIED [                          ] 18[ ]
[IN] HER [                         ]

13a.   LEDGER

IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES
AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED
WIFE OF JOHN GROSER
[                                    ]
AND
[DAUGHTER OF] JOHN LINK OF LONDON, DRAPER ?
BORN [FEBRUARY [   ]] 1807
DIED [                     ] 1850

13b.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF EDWARD HOBBS
WHO DIED 6th? APRIL 1825
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 5th OF FEBRUARY 1829
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO JANE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th OF SEPTEMBER 1822
AGED 21 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 1 DAUGHTER ELIZABETH

14.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GRACE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HOLMWOOD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JAN 26th 1848 AGED 41 YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE 1 DAUGHTER VIZ GRACE
"Farewell Blest Soul, a Short Farewell,
Till Soon we Meet Again above,
In the Bright World where Pleasures Dwell,
And Tre[asures] [      ] of Love"

JAMES SEE ROSE

15.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS JOHNSON
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIF]E DEC [2]6th 1826
IN THE [   ] [YEAR] OF HIS AGE
[ALSO] THOMAS JOHNSON
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[      ] 2nd 1863 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS JOHNSON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC 22nd 1844 AGED 56 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 25th DECEMBER 1826
THOMAS JOHNSON, YEOMAN
    TO SON THOMAS AND SON IN LAW THOMAS EDMETT, HIS OWN HOUSE WHICH HE BOUGHT FROM MR BANNISTER AND OTHERS AND MR WILLIAM GREEN, UPON TRUST. THEY TO CARRY INTO EFFECT THE CONTRACT MADE ON HIS BEHALF BY THOMAS EDMETT TO SELL IT TO MR EDWARD PILBROW.
   ALSO HIS PERSONAL ESTATE, UPON TRUST. FROM MONEY FROM PILBROW, THEY TO PAY HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS. RESIDUE OF MONEY TO BE INVESTED WITH MONEY FROM PERSONAL ESTATE AND INCOME TO BE PAID TO HIS IFE, MARY FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, HIS REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, MONIES, EFFECTS, TO SON THOMAS AND THOMAS EDMETT, ABSOLUTELY. THEY ARE HIS EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: WALTER HILLS, SOLICITOR, MAIDSTONE, J.R. MANN AND MARY SAWER, MAIDSTONE.
   PROVED 3rd APRIL 1827 POWER RESERVED TO THOMAS EDMETT

16.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF THOMAS JONES
OF THIS TOWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 6th 1870
AGED 5[  ] YEARS

1861 CENSUS, THOMAS, A BRICKLAYER, COUNTY PRISONS, ANN, BATH ATTENDANT

17.   LEDGER

BENEATH
LIE THE REMAINS OF
WILLIAM KING
OF WYATT STREET
WHO DIED NOV 22nd 1851
AGED 65 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 12th NOVEMBER 1851
WILLIAM KING, GENTLEMAN
   200, PART OF 1,500 IN HIS NAME IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND, TO WILLIAM BEST OF WOOLLETT STREET, MAIDSTONE, BRICKLAYER, ABSOLUTELY. BEST IS ALSO EXECUTOR. (NO MENTION OF THE REMAINING 1,000 OR ANY OTHER ESTATE).
   WITNESSES: THOMAS LAKER, HOUSE ? AGENT, BREWER STREET, MAIDSTONE AND WILLIAM HUGHES, CLERK TO CHARLES SCUDAMORE , SOLICITOR, MAIDSTONE.
   PROVED 7th JANUARY 1852

18.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MICHAEL WOOD KNOTT
WHO DIED JUNE 20th 1839
AGED 43 YEARS
(Gap)
[                               ]EY
[                     ] THE ABOVE
[                     ] 4th 1839
[                     ] MONTHS
[                                    ]
ALSO
[                ] ON [                

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 8th MAY 1839
MICHAEL WOOD KNOTT, CORNDEALER
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID.
   TO WIFE ELIZABETH, ALL STOCK IN TRADE, DEBTS, MONEY, INVESTMENTS, MONEY IN SAVINGS BANK, FURNITURE AND PERSONAL ESTATE, ABSOLUTELY, ALSO REAL ESTATE, IF ANY, FOR EVER. SHE IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: RICHARD HOLMES, MAIDSTONE, GENTLEMAN AND EDWARD BOW, MAIDSTONE, BUILDER.
   PROVED 5th AUGUST 1839

19.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN KREROUSE
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & ELIZABETH
CONTANCE KREROUSE
OF EAST FARLEIGH
WHO DIED FEB 27th? 1856
AGED 5 YEARS & 6 MONTHS
ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE
LIE THE REMAINS OF
FANNY KREROUSE
WHO DIED [                     ]
AGED [                     ]

20.   HEADSTONE

TO
THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN LARKING
CARPENTER OF THIS TOWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 21st 1864
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF SARAH APPLETON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN LARKING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 11th 1882
AGED 81 YEARS

PRINCIPAL PROBATE REGISTRY, EFFECTS UNDER 800

21.   HEADSTONE

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARY ETH. FOREMAN
ONLY DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & HARRIETT LAW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 29th 1874
AGED 32 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING TWO DAUGHTERS
(VIZ) ELIZABETH HARRIETT
& MATILDA ELIZABETH

22.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM LEECH
DIED JULY 22nd 1865
AGED 26 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
"Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord"
ALSO MARY
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN HER INFANCY

1861 CENSUS, ARMY PRIVATE?, MAIDSTONE BARRACKS

LINK SEE GROSER

23.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
HARRIETT MARCHANT
WIFE OF JOSEPH MARCHANT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 28th 1836 AGED 68 YEARS

24.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN? PEAKE
THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF
JOHN PEAKE
OF SOUTHWARK, LONDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 4th? 18[   ] AGED
26 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS

25.   HEADSTONE

[                                    ]
MARY WIFE OF
MR GEORGE PEEL
OF STONE STREET, MAIDSTONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT 22nd? 18[ ]
AGED 44 YEARS
(Fragmentary Verses)

26.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM [HATTON P]ITTFIELD
[SON OF]
[HAT]TON & E[LIZABETH?] PITTFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [JAN]UARY [   ] [1838]
[                          ]
[LEA]VING [ONE] [D]AUGHT[ER]
[VI]Z EL[IZABETH]
AL[SO]
[ELI]ZA[BETH] [PIT]TFIELD
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] JUL[Y] [   ] [184]3?
[                                        ]

27.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHD. SON OF RICHD. & MARY POWELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED JULY 8th 1850
IN THE 7th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO MARY AND HENRY WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO OF EDWARD SON OF
WALTER AND ELIZABETH ROWLES
WHO DIED [          ] 6th 1853
AG[ED] [   ] YEARS

28.   LEDGER AND HEADSTONE

LEDGER
IN THIS VAULT
[                ] THE REMAINS OF
JOHN RAWLINSON
OF THIS PARISH STONEMASON
WHO DIED OCT 22nd 1851
AGED 51? YEARS


HEADSTONE
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ROSE
OF TROWBIDGE, WILTS.
WHO DIED NOV 29th 1830
AGED 67 YEARS
SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ROSE
WHO DIED NOV 20th 1848
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO HORACE WILLIAM JAMES
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC 7th 1841
AGED 4 YEARS
4 MONTHS AND 7 DAYS
"Beneath this Stone lies in [Tree Obscures]
Snatch'd Early from the Loving [              ]
To Heaven there more Happy [              ]
And from Affliction ever to [                ]

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 3rd OCTOBER 1845
SARAH ROSE, WIDOW.
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID.
   HER REAL ESTATE, IF ANY, MONEY AND INVESTMENTS AND PERSONAL ESTATE, TO FRIEND WILLIAM DICKESON OF MAIDSTONE, CARVER, IN TRUST, FOR HER DAUGHTER, CAROLINE RACHEL RAWLINSON WIFE OF JOHN RAWLINSON, WITHOUT ANY CONTROL BY HER PRESENT OF FUTURE HUSBAND. WILLIAM DICKESON IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: H. STEPHENS, SOICITOR, MAIDSTONE AND JOHN BARNABY HIS CLERK
   PROVED 3rd NOVEMBER 1849 

REED SEE ASHDOWN

ROSE SEE RAWLINSON

29.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY
OF
WALTER ROWLES
WHO DIED OCT 29th 1825
AGED 58? YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1830
[AGE]D 73 YEARS
[LEFT ISS]UE 4 SONS
[          DAUG]HTERS, MARY
[                           ]R, JOHN
[                       [EDWARD

ROWLES SEE POWELL

30.   LEDGER



SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALEXANDER SANCTO
WATERMAN OF THIS TOWN
WHO DIED OCT 5th 1862
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB 11th 1870
AGED 77 YEARS

PRINCIPAL PROBATE REGISTRY, BARGE OWNER, EFFECTS UNDER 450

31.  HEADSTONE AND BODYSTONE

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF RICHARD SCOONES
OF THE PARISH OF HUNTON
IN THIS COUNTY WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE ON THE 18th DAY OF NOVEMBER
1848 AGED 62 YEARS
"If we Believe that Jesus died and Rose Again,
Even so them also which Sleep in Jesus will God
Bring with Him"
ALSO TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF
RICHARD SCOONES OF HUNTON PLACE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 18th 1867
IN THE 78th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"His End was Peace"
ALSO GABRIEL ASHDOWN GRANDSON OF
THE ABOVE DIED MARCH 28th 1854 AGED 9 MONTHS
ALSO OF GABRIEL HENRY ASHDOWN
DIED MARCH 17th 1856 AGED 1 YEARS AND
6 MONTHS

32.   LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
DAVID SOUTHON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF MAY 1[855]
AGED 61 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 25th MAY 1852
DAVID SOUTHON, GENTLEMAN.
   APPOINTS WIFE, SARAH EXECUTOR.
   HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, EFFECTS, MONEY, INVESTMENTS, DEBTS AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO HIS WIFE.
   REAL ESTATE TO HIS WIFE FOR LIFE, SHE KEEPING PROPERTY INSURED, AFTER HER DEATH, THE HOUSE IN WHICH HE LIVES AND THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY STEPHEN CROWHURST AND ORCHARD AND LAND OF 3 ACRES AT THORNHILLS IN MAIDSTONE, TO CHARLES ARKCOLL OF MAIDSTONE, GROCER AND THOMAS BETTS OF MAIDSTONE, BUTCHER, UPON TRUST.
   THEY TO RECEIVE RENTS AND PAY THEM TO DAUGHTER, SARAH WIFE OF SAMUEL JOHN BARTLETT FOR LIFE, OR TO ANYONE ELSE SHE MAY DIRECT IN WRITING. IF SHE DIES BEFORE HER PRESENT OR ANY FUTURE HUSBAND, THEN HER BEQUEST TO HIM FOR LIFE. AFTER THE DEATH OF THE SURVIVOR, UPON TRUST, FOR HER CHILDREN, FOR EVER.
   IF SHE HAS NO CHILDREN WHO SURVIVE TO 21, THEN AS STATED BY HER WILL.
   IN DEFAULT, UPON TRUST, FOR HIS SON DAVID, FOR EVER.
   IF AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE AND SURVIVOR OF HIS DAUGHTER AND HUSBAND, AND IF ANY OF HER CHILDREN ARE UNDER 21, THE TRUSTEES WILL USE RENTS TOWARDS THEIR MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION OF THOSE CHILDREN.
   AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE, HIS PROPERTIES ON THE WEST SIDE OF WEEK STREET AND HOUSE ON NORTH SIDE OF EARL STREET, BOTH IN MAIDSTONE, AND OTHER REAL ESTATE, NOT ALREADY BEQUEATHED TO DAUGHTER SARAH, UPON TRUST, FOR THE USE OF SON DAVID, FOR EVER..............
   WITNESSES: J. H. WILDES, SOLICITOR, MAIDSTONE AND CHARLES WILDES, HIS CLERK.
   PROVED 10th OCTOBER 1855

33.   LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ELIZABETH STEER THE WIFE OF
MR JAMES STEER OF THIS TOWN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB 12th
1839 AGED 55 YEARS
BY A SECOND WIFE
CHARLOTTE STEER
DIED AUGUST 1842 AGED 10 MONTHS
ALFRED STEER
DIED MAY 7th 1849 AGED 16 MONTHS
JOSEPH STEER
DIED OCT 9th 1854 AGED 3 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES STEER
DIED MARCH 22nd 1863 AGED 76 YEARS
HE BUILT ZION CHAPEL, BREWER STREET IN 1831
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"#

1861 CENSUS, TALLOW CHANDLER, CONFECTIONER AND TAILOR, EMPLOYING 8 MEN AND 1 BOY

34.   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN TAYLOR
OF THIS TOWN
WHO DIED THE 8th OF
MARCH 1839
AGED 84 YEARS
HARRIOTT BONNY
WIFE OF
JAMES BONNY
OF THIS PARISH
DIED FEBRUARY 29th 1841
AGED 37 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 19th MAY 1838
JOHN TAYLOR OF BREWER STREET, GENTLEMAN.
   TO GRAND NIECE, HARRIET ANDERSON DAUGHTER OF HIS NIECE, SARAH MAR CORWICK OF STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE, BY HER FIRST MARRIAGE TO PETER ANDERSON, HIS FREEHOLD HOUSE IN GABRIEL'S HILL, MAIDSTONE, NOW OR LATE, OCCUPIED BY JOHN STUBBERSFIELD AND HOUSE IN BREWER STREET, IN HIS OWN OCCUPATION, FOR EVER.
   HIS LEASEHOLD PROPERTY AT THE SQUARE AT THE END OF KING STREET, NEAR THE ASHFORD ROAD, MAIDSTONE, ALSO OCCUPIED BY JOHN STUBBERSFIELD, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, BOOKS, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA AND LIQUORS ALSO TO HARRIET ANDERSON, ABSOLUTELY.
   TO NIECE SARAH MAR CORWICK, 100; TO GRAND NIECE, SARAH ANDERSON, DAUGHTER OF SARAH MAR ANDERSON, 100; TO GRAND NEPHEW, PETER ANDERSON, SON OF NIECE, SARAH, 100; TO JOHN KNOTT, SON OF JOHN KNOTT OF WINDSOR, BRICKLAYER, 100; TO WILLIAM KNOTT, HIS BROTHER, 100. THESE LEGACIES FROM HIS PERSONAL ESTATE.
   TO HIS FEMALE SERVANTS WITH HIM AT HIS DEATH, 5 EACH. TO REVEREND EDMUND JENKINS, PASTOR OF THE INDEPENDENT CHURCH, WEEK STREET, OR MINISTER IN CHARGE AT HIS DEATH, 10 FOR CONDUCTING HIS FUNERAL. TO LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY, ESTABLISHED IN 1795, 200.
   RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE, SUBJECT TO PAYMENT OF HIS FUNERAL, DEBTS, PROBATE COSTS AND LEGACIES,TO GRAND NIECE, HARRIET ANDERSON, ABSOLUTELY.
   REV. EDMUND JENKINS AND HENRY BURTON BLANCHARD OF MAIDSTONE, GENTLEMAN ARE EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: JOHN STUBBERSFIELD, WILLIAM HOLLOWAY AND KNOWLES KING, SOLICITOR OF MAIDSTONE.
   PROVED 27th MARCH 1839

35.   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
HENRY SON OF
HENRY & ANN TENDALL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1843
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY TENDALL
WHO DIED 23rd MARCH 18[60]
AGED 59 YEARS

HENRY TENDALL, 1858 MELVILLE DIRECTORY, TIMBER AND DEAL MERCHANT, STEAM SAWING AND PLANING MILL, MARSHAM STREET. 1847 DIRECTORY, CORN MEASURE MANUFACTURER, TIMBER MERCHANT AND SAW MILL, MARSHAM STREET.
PRINCIPAL PROBATE REGISTRY, "GENTLEMAN", EFFECTS UNDER 100.

36.   HEADSTONE AND BLANK LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS VESTEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 21st NOV
1855 [AGED] [   ]5 YEARS
LEAVING [                  ] [HAN]NAH
[                          [ TO MO[URN]

37.   HEADSTONE AND BRICK CHEST TOMB, ONCE RAILED


WAGHORNE

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE WIFE OF
[CHA]RLES WAGHORNE
[OF WH]EELER STREET IN THIS PARISH
[HAVI]NG SERVED HER GENE[RATIO]N
[F]AITHFULLY AND HONOURABLY
A WIFE AND MOTHER AND A FRIEND
SHE FELL ASLEEP ON THE 20th OF
JULY 1834 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO 3 OF HER CHILDREN LIE BURIED AT
TOVIL, LEFT 8 SURVIVING (VIZ)
WILLIAM, JAMES, CHARLES,
STEPHEN, SARAH, CHARLOTTE
MARY AND ESTHER
[ALSO] [C]HARLES WAGHORNE
[WHO] DIED APRIL [ ] 1853
[AGED] [   ] YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 11th APRIL 1848
Some of this will is difficult tp read.
CHARLES WAGHORNE,OF BREWER STREET, GENTLEMAN, (1851 CENSUS, PROPRIETOR OF HOUSES.
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID.
   SON JAMES OF MAIDSTONE, WATCHMAKER AND GOOD FRIEND, EDWARD BOW OF MAIDSTONE, ARTIFICIAL STONE MANUFACTURER, ARE EXECUTORS.
   HIS HOUSE AT 21 WHEELER STREET, OCCUPIED BY ROBERT LONG TO SON JAMES, FOR EVER.
   TWO OTHER HOUSES, 22 AND 23 WHEELER STREET, OCCUPIED BY JASPER TUFF ? AND ?
TO DAUGHTER ESTHER WIFE OF SAMUEL SMITH OF LONDON, PERFUMEUR, FOR EVER.
27 WHEELER STREET, OCCUPIED BY ROBERT REVDILL ? AND ROBERT WOOLLETT TO DAUGHTER MARY WIFE OF WILLIAM MILLS OF WHEELER STREET, EGG MERCHANT, FOR EVER.
   ANOTHER HOUSE IN WHEELER STREET, OCCUPIED BY THOMAS CHARLES MAY WHICH HE PURCHASED FROM JOHN THORN, FORMERLY OF MAIDSTONE, BRICKLAYER, TO DAUGHTER SARAH WIFE OF WILLIAM BURCH OF MAIDSTONE, WATCHMAKER, FOR EVER.
   HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL PAY THEIR MOTHER FOR LIFE, 1 SHILLING EACH PER WEEK. HE GIVES THEM THE FIXTURES IN THE FOREGOING HOUSES, EXECUTORS TO LET HIS WIFE HAVE THE FURNITURE ABD LINEN AT THEIR DISCRETION. TO WIFE, SONS JAMES AND WILLIAM 5 EACH FOR MOURNING..........................................
   HIS LEASEHOLD HOUSE IN BREWER STREET TO EXECUTORS UPON TRUST, TO PAY RENT FOR BENEFIT OF CHILDREN OF SON CHARLES, FOR CLOTHING THEM. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, GOODS, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, GLASS, READY MONEY, MONEY IN THE PROVIDENT SAVINGS BANK, MAIDSTONE AND ALL PERSONAL ESTATE TO TRUSTEES, TO SELL ALL THAT NOT CONSISTING OF MONEY AND FROM THE TOTAL SUM TO PAY THE TREASURER OF THE BAPTIST IRISH SOCIETY, 15 AND TREASURER OF THE HOME MISSIONARY BAPTIST SOCIETY 10, TO THE TREASURER OF THE WEST AFRICAN BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY 10.
   TO FRIEND EDWARD BOW AND RICHARD P? , MINISTER OF THE ZION CHAPEL, BREWER STREET, 2 EACH AS A TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP. TO HIS OLD SERVANT, JEREMIAH MILES , CORDWAINER, 2.
   RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE TO DAUGHTER CHARLOTTE WIFE OF GEORGE TOLHURST OF CLEAVELAND, U.S.A........................................... Difficult to read rest.................but residuary beneficary from real estate seems to be JOHN WIDG...HAM, FOR LIFE, AFTER HIS DEATH REAL ESTATE TO BE SOLD?
   RESIDUARY PERSONAL ESTATE TO HENRY HART AND JAMES WORSFOLD BOTH OF DOVER, GENTLEMEN, UPON TRUST, THEY TO PAY HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS.
   WITNESSES: JOHN SCOONS OF MAIDSTONE AND MARY ANN SCOONS
   PROVED 9th MAY 1853

38.   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE WIBLEY
WHO DIED JUNE 15th 1854
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIBLEY
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1875
AGED 89 YEARS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 7th JANUARY 1842
GEORGE WIBLEY, PAPERMAKER.
ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO WIFE MARIA, ABOLUTELY. SHE IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: H. STEPHENS, SOLICITOR, MAIDSTONE AND JOHN BARNABY, HIS CLERK.
   PROVED 7th JULY 1854. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS, EFFECTS, UNDER 300

39.   FRAGMENTARY HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WYARD
OF LITTLE ? MILTON NEAR SITTINGBOURNE
WHO DIED AUGUST 27th 1842
AGED [    ] YEARS
SA[RAH] WYARD WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 15th 1827
AGED 58 YEARS

END

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
ASHDOWN 1, 4, 31

BAKER 2
BASSETT 3
BECKETT 1
BENZIE 4, 5, 6
BONNY 34
BRIDGE 7

CLARKE 8
COOPER 8
CORNFORD 9

DAY 10

FEARN 11



GOODWIN 12
GROSER 13a

HOBBS 13b
HOLMWOOD 14

JAMES 28
JOHNSON 15
JONES 16

KING 17
KNOTT 18
KREROUSE 19

LARKING 20
LAW 21
LEECH 22
LINK 13a

MARCHANT 23

PEAKE 24
PEEL 25
PETT 11
PITTFIELD 26
POWELL 27

RAWLINSON 28
REED 1
ROSE 28
ROWLES 27, 29

SANCTO 30
SCOONES 31
SOUTHON 32
STEER 33

TAYLOR 34
TENDALL 35

VESTEY 36

WAGHORNE 37
WIBLEY 38
WOOD 18
WYARD 39

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